THE BISHOP MUSEUM.
This thing being built is a great treasure that cannot be counted amongst other things of these islands; it will show our progressive state in the future if the intent for its establishment is carried out correctly and without deviation. The Editor of the Advertiser, as usual, is strongly opposed to supplying the Museum with alcohol for preserving its specimens. He did not reveal to the public the main reason for their opposition. This is something amazing in our eyes, that there are reasons that the government can be prevented from agreeing to the wishes of the curator of this great site that will become a place much visited by visitors and locals of Hawaii.
(Leo o ka Lahui, 9/21/1894, p. 2)