The Newspaper, “The Bee.”
The writer of this American newspaper strongly stated, “Should Stevens (American Consul) and Wiltse (Captain of the Boston), be hanged from a Coconut tree by the Hawaiians, it is not clear if this Nation can lawfully demand payment for the damages of that action.” This is a great statement full of importance, and it would appear as if extreme anger has entered deep into the heart has taken seat deep in the heart of the writer pertaining to the overthrow of the nation here in Hawaii nei, and that is the reason he is able to speak in that way. As for us, we are not a people of rioters–there is one important thing, that is our maintaining the peace.
[Has anyone seen the article being referred to here?]
(Hawaii Holomua, 2/24/1893, p. 3)