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              798	HAWAIIAN  ISLANDS.

the same was obtained shall receive the license to sell opium, as provided by statute of the year 1886.
Fourth. Whereas one Junius Kaae was implicated in the obtaining of said seventy-one thousand dollars ($71,000), 
and has since been, and still is, retained in office as registrar of conveyances, we request, as a safeguard to the 
property interests of the country, that said Kaae be at once dismissed from said office, and that the records of our 
land titles be placed in hands of one in whose integrity the people can safely confide.
Fifth. That we request a specific pledge from the King-
(1) That he will not in the future interfere either directly or indirectly with the election of representatives.
(2) That he will not interfere with or attempt to unduly influence legislation or legislators.
(3) That he will not interfere with the constitutional administration of his cabinet.
(4) That he will not use his official position or patronages for private ends.
Resolved-, That Paul Isenberg, W, W. Hall, J. A. Kennedy, W. H. Rice, Capt. Jas. A. King, E. B. Thomas, H. C. 
Reed, John Vivas, W. F. A. Brewer, W. B. Oleson, Cecil Brown, Capt. John Boss, J. B. Atherton, are hereby 
appointed to present the foregoing resolutions and requests to the King; and said committee is hereby instructed to 
request of the King that a personal answer to the same be returned within twenty-four hours of the time when the 
same are presented; and to further inform the King that his neglect so to answer the same within said time will be 
construed as a refusal of the said requests.
Resolved, That said committee, in case of the King's refusal to grant said requests, or in case of his neglect to reply 
to the same, is authorized to call another mass meeting at this place on Saturday, July '2, at 2 p. m., to further 
consider the situation.
When the second request, relative to the summary dismissal of Walter M. Gibson, was read, a perfect storm of 
cheers swept through the building.
Hon. C. K. Bishop then read the communication lie had received from the King, premising that it had reached him at 
1 p. m,

Hon. C. R. Bishop,
Member of the House of Nobles, Privy Councillor of State, etc.:

My Dear Sir: Reposing especially confidence in your loyalty and sound judgment as a councillor, and knowing your 
regard for our people, we are moved to call upon the Hon. W. L. Green to form a cabinet and a ministry which he 
may select and. will be acceptable to the respectable and responsible majority of our people, will be owelcome to us; 
and any guaranties - which may be reasonably required of us under the constitution and laws of our Kingdom will be 
at once conceded to such administration.
Your friend,

The chairman reread the letter for the benefit of those who were far off, Mr. Bishop's, voice not being strong enough 
to reach the whole assemblage.
Mr. W. A. Kinney read a translation of the resolutions in Hawaiian, the reader being frequently interrupted by 
Hon. W. L, Green, oil being called, was received with great applause. He said a speech from him was impossible. 
He could not tell, no one could tell, what the course of events would be.    He knew no more than any one present 
about the letter from the King. The meeting had assembled to express themselves as to the past and in regard to the 
future, and he urged upon the speakers to keep their language firm and decisive. He remembered a meeting held 
some three years ago, he thought, at the Lyceum. It was a large meeting, though not so large as this, and its object 
wad to protest against the maladministration of the Gibson cabinet. He was not there, not being well, but sent a 
letter, in which he expressed himself in strong language. He need not go into the details - that could be done better 
by others; but they were met again today, because from that day to this that same administration had been getting 
worse and worse until at last it had become intolerable. He considered that their united attitude today was one 
which would teach His Majesty that he must turn over a new leaf, and see that this country is governed as a con-
stitutional monarchy. He thought the King's letter precluded his saying anything further on this point. If he should he 
called upon to head a ministry, it should be one pledged to the common good, and which would carry out the 
resolutions passed there that day. Mr. W. A. Kinney, before addressing the meeting in Hawaiian, spoke in English. 
He said that he had been born here and please God he was going to die here, and

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