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              820			HAWAIIAN  ISLANDS.
No. 25.
Interview with Fred. H. Hayselden, Lanai, April 11,1893.       
Q. What is your occupation ?
A. I am a stock raiser.
Q. How much land have you?
A. I control about 100,000 acres.	
Q. "What do you mean by that?
A. It is my wife's property left in trust to my children.
Q. How many whites on that island?
A. Only my family and four white men.
Q. How many natives?	
A. About 250.
Q. What is the disposition down there towards the revolution- towards the new Government?
A. The natives are entirely opposed to it.	
Q. What is the reason of that opposition?
A. Simply personal, I believe.
Q. Don't like the people?
A. No; because they feel that they are shut out in everything.
Q. Are you well acquainted in Honolulu1?
A. Yes.
Q. What is the feeling here towards the present Government?
A. I should imagine among a majority of the whites it is in favor of the Provisional Government, for the 
sake of business.
Q. Are there any whites here opposed to the existing Government?
A. A great many.	,
Q. How many would you suppose!
A. I should suppose there are one-third of the whites.
Q. Do you include in that estimate Portuguese or Japanese?
A. No.
Q. You mean people of American descent?
A. American, English, German, and French.
Q. What type of people are they-people of education and means?
A. Yes; all of them.
Q. What does their opposition consist in?
A. They are opposed because they think they are run by a coterie. That is one reason.
Q. Any other?
A. The other reason is that they want to force annexation on this ' country and to put them down to the 
position of serfs.
Q. Do you mean by that that they meant to deprive them of suffrage?
A. Yes.
Q. Are there many of the natives here who have signed petitions for annexation?
A. I have heard that there are quite a considerable number of those who have been forced to do so by 
storekeepers and others-for bread and butter. I have asked them why they signed. They said: "On 
account of our food." I said: "Bo you really mean that?" They said: "Heart is here-mouth is there."
Q. You were not here at the time of the revolution?
A. No. I was in Lanai; was sheriff there at the time. I had the honor of being the first one selected for 

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