THE ARRANT COWARDS.
It is refreshing to hear the supporters of the revolutionary Americans accuse the loyal citizens of Hawaii of cowardice. The attitude on the 17th of January of the men, who boast of their patriotism and heroism, was not a proof of the qualities now claimed by them. The p. gs. remind us of the small boy standing behind his big and armed brother—and two policemen as guards—yelling to the lonely boy on the other side with no arms and no police: “Come on, come on you coward and I will fix you.”
The abject cowardice of the government was further illustrated today. A well-known contractor, a man of many years residence, and of unblemished standing in this community desired some cartridges for his revolver. He as many other civilized citizens enjoy during their stay at the Waikiki beach all manly sports, and he fishes, rows, jumps, boxes, and shoots to the target. As a law-abiding citizen he made a formal request to the fir of E. O. Hall & Son, for 100 cartridges and his requisition was returned crossed in red ink “refused by the Marshal.”
And it is under such laws, and such rules, and such a treatment that the Republic of Hawaii expects the best element among the citizens of these islands to submit, and gather around the flag of the tyrants. Verily, Mr. Dole is losing courage—Willie Hall never had any.
P. S. For the benefit of the nervous authorities, we will state that the request above referred to was simply a test case. We have all the ammunition that we need for any lawful legitimate and deserving purpose.
(Hawaii Holomua, 7/2/1894, p. 2)