More reaction to Bayonet Constitution, 1887.


Here Once More are the Deeds of the Rascals!

Who is Responsible? Who is this Rogue?

A little before 9 last night, there were handwritten bills posted at various places around town. The first found was in front of the residence of Dr. Rodgers [Kauka Lokeke], and other bills were found in other places like the Government Building and the Palace Grounds. The following was found by police lieutenant Kahumoku and officer S. Ku, at the corner of the estate of Haalelea, at the corner of Richards and the Palace, like this:

“Dec. 16th 1886” [1887 ?]

“To you rebel Ministers [Kuhina], it is best for you to return your appointments. We have measured you evil deeds. If these actions continue, then be vigilant every minute of your life lest a coffin be your end.”

(Picture of a Coffin.)

Written atop the coffin is the word, “Minister.”

When the officers in the Armory [Halekoa] got word, some of the soldiers were sent out to search, and this was found posted on the mauka gate of the Palace Grounds:

“To you, O treasonous Ministers, it is best for you to return your appointments. We have had enough of your evil deeds. If this should continue, you all watch out every minute, or you will have a coffin as your eternal home.”

(Picture of a Coffin.)

Written atop the image of the coffin were the words, “In Memory of the Ministers.”

Similar ones were found on the pillars on the grounds of Aliiolani Hale. Perhaps some were posted elsewhere, but it is not known.

[Unfortunately, only two issues have been found of this important newspaper which ran from 1887 to 1888.]

(Makaainana, 12/17/1887, p. 3)


Ka Makaainana, Buke I, Helu 41, Aoao 3. Dekemaba 17, 1887.