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              HAWAIIAN  ISLANDS.	797
Lan Chong, Robert Catton, C. K. Cooke, E. C. Damon, M. Dickson, W. E. H. Deverill, J. A. Dower, ,J. 
Dowsett, Dr. N. B. Emerson, G. D. Freeth, AV. S. Forsyth, Chas. Foster (Maui), W, K, Foster, C. J. Fishel, 
Hon. W. L. Green, H. F. Glade, Sir A. Gooch (England), Robt. Gay, R. Jay Greene, W. Robinson, R. Grieve, 
Capt. AV. B. Godfrey, Chr. Gertz, Frank Gertz, Walter Hill, A. Hoffnung (England), Julius Hoting, Major 
Hills, C. Hammer, F. M. Hatch, W. W. Hall, W. L. Holokahiki, C. W. Hart, Thus. Hughes, W. E. Herrick, 
Maj. A. B. Hayley, Hon. P. Isenberg, A. Jaeger, P. 0. Jones, F,. W. Jordan, W. A. Kinney, Geo. Kim, A. 
Kraft, Capt. J. King, Prince Albert Kunuiakea, M. Louisson, R. W. Laine, D. Logan, H. R. Macfarlane, E. 
C. Marfarlane, Fred W. Macfarlane, M. McInerny, Rev. W. C. Merritt, Alex McKibbin, Capt. Mist, R. N., E. 
Muller, Rev. Alex Mackintosh, Dr. J. 8. McGrew, A. Marques, J. A. McCandless, M. D. Monsarrat, Dr. 
Robt. McKibbin, Captain Macaulay, John Nott, P. Neumann, Rev. AV. B. Oleson, Hon. Sam Parker, R. W. 
Purvis, John H. Paty, W. C. Peacock, W. H. Rice, Mark P. Robinson, Dr. C. T. Rodgers, H. 
Riemenschneider, H. Renjes, Capt. Ross, L. F. Stolz, Capt. Harry S. Swinton, J. H. Soper, S. Savidge, F. 
M. Swanzy, G. M. Stillman, Dr. Tucker, II. S. Tregloan, J. G. Tucker, T. G. Thrum, Fred Turril, H. S. 
Townsend, R. von Tempsky, J. M. Vivas, J. T. Waterhouse, E. M. Walsh, William C. Wilder, J. Hay 
Wodehouse, H. M. Whitney, Henry Waterhouse, C. L. White, J. A. Wilder, T. Rain Walker, G. L. Wilcox, 
Rev. George Wallace. C. B. Wilson, R. N. Webster, Chief Engineer Whittaker, U. S. Army; A. S. Wilcox, 
A. Young.
At the reporters' table were Messrs. Daniel Logan, editor of the Daily Herald; Walter Hill, editor of the 
Bulletin; Alatau T, Atkinson, editor of the Gazette; Messrs. Taylor and Gilbert, of the P. C. Advertiser; 
Mr. S. Kaaikaula, of the Pae Aina; Mr. Ho Fon, of the Chinese News, and Mr. F. J. Testa, of the Elele.
The meeting.-Shortly after the stroke of 2 Hon. S. B. Dole came on to the platform and calling the 
meeting to order, nominated Mr. P. C. Jones as chairman. The nomination was accepted 
unanimously, and amid loud applause the genial gentleman, who has presided over so many a social 
gathering, took charge of the most important meeting that has ever been known in Hawaiian history.
Mr. Jones, on ascending the platform, said: I feel honored at being nominated chairman of this, 
the largest and most important meeting that has ever assembled in this city. We have assembled in a 
constitutional manner, and propose to conduct it in a constitutional manner. We are here for the 
purpose of asking for good government, a thing we have not had, but which we earnestly desire. We, 
representatives of all nations, are assembled here, and we can afford to conduct ourselves in a firm and 
dignified manner, because we are firm and determined in what we ask. [Applause.]
A set of resolutions have been prepared which will be read to you by Mr. L. A. Thurston, and 
also a communication from the King which has .just been received by the Hon. C. R. Bishop. Then 
there will be short speeches. As there are many speakers and the place is warm and we are warmed 
up, they will he limited to five minutes. We must make the work short, sharp, and decisive, [Loud 
Hon. Lorrin Thurston apologized for appearing in uniform, but he had been so ordered by his 
commanding officer, and he obeyed his orders. He then read the following:

We, the citizens, residents, and taxpayers of Honolulu, acting, as we firmly believe, in sympathy 
with and in behalf of all right-minded citizens, residents, and taxpayers of this Kingdom, and being 
assembled in mass meeting in the city of Honolulu, on the 30th day of June, 1887, do resolve as 
1. That the administration of the Hawaiian Government has ceased, through corruption and 
incompetence, to perform the functions and afford the protection to personal and property rights for 
which all governments exist.
2. That while some of the evils of which we complain can not be at once adequately redressed and 
their recurrence prevented, and many others are incurable except by radical changes in the present 
constitution, yet there are some evils which we feel must be remedied at once, before a permanent 
reform movement can be inaugurated with any reasonable prospect of success.
3. Holding these views, we request of the King:
First. That he shall at once and unconditionally dismiss his present cabinet from office, and we 
ask that he shall call one of these persons, viz, William L, Green, Henry Waterhouse, Godfrey 
Brown, or Mark P. Robinson to assist him in selecting a new cabinet, which shall be committed to the 
policy of securing anew constitution.
Second. That Walter M. Gibson shall be at once dismissed from each and every office held by him 
under the Government.
Third. In order, so far as possible, to remove the stain now resting on the Throne, we request of the 
King that he shall cause immediate restitution to be made of the sum, to wit, seventy-one thousand  
dollars ($71,000), recently obtained by him in violation of law and of his oath of office, under promise 
that the persons from whom

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