The Real Hawaii: Its History and Present Condition, Including the True Story of the Revolution

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Doubleday & McClure Company, 1899 - Boston (U. S. cruiser) - 371 pages

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Page 291 - The existing laws of the United States relative to public lands shall not apply to such lands in the Hawaiian Islands ; but the Congress of the United States shall enact special laws for their management and disposition : Provided, That all revenue from or proceeds of the same, except as regards such part thereof as may be used or occupied for the civil, military, or naval purposes of the United States, or may be assigned for the use of the local government, shall be used solely for the benefit of...
Page 290 - WHEREAS the Government of the Republic of Hawaii having, in due form, signified its consent, in the manner provided by its constitution, to cede absolutely and without reserve to the United States of America all rights of sovereignty of whatsoever kind in and over the Hawaiian Islands and their dependencies, and also to cede and transfer to the United States...
Page 290 - States the absolute fee and ownership of all public, government, or crown lands, public buildings or edifices, ports, harbors, military equipment, and all other public property of every kind and description belonging to the government of the Hawaiian Islands, together with every right and appurtenance thereunto appertaining...
Page 291 - That said cession is accepted, ratified and confirmed, and that the said Hawaiian Islands and their dependencies be, and they are hereby, annexed as a part of the territory of the United States and are subject to the sovereign dominion thereof, and that all and singular the property and rights hereinbefore mentioned are vested in the United States of America.
Page 283 - Should circumstances ever place them in our hands, they would prove the most important acquisition we could make in the whole Pacific ocean, an acquisition intimately connected with our commercial and naval supremacy in those seas...
Page 67 - ... difference. Their hair is black or brown, strong, and frequently curly ; their complexion is neither yellow like the Malays, nor red like the American Indians, but a kind of olive, and sometimes reddish-brown.
Page 82 - ... .The pahe is a blunt kind of dart, varying in length from two to five feet, and thickest about six inches from the point, after which it tapers gradually to the other end. These darts are made with much ingenuity, of a heavy wood. They are highly polished, and thrown with great force or exactness along the level ground, previously prepared for the game. Sometimes the excellence of the play consists in the dexterity with which...
Page 76 - ... those who stood by : hence the parties interested in the child's destruction, which were the parents themselves, or their relations, generally strangled it soon after its birth. But among the Sandwich Islanders, the infant, after living a week, a month, or even a year, was still insecure, as some were destroyed when nearly able to walk.
Page 134 - III, King of the Hawaiian Islands and His Chiefs, in Privy Council assembled, do solemnly resolve that we will be guided in such division by the following rules : 1. His Majesty, our Most Gracious Lord and King, shall in accordance with the Constitution and Laws of the Land, retain all his private lands, as his own individual property, subject only to the rights of the Tenants, to have and to hold to Him, His heirs and successors forever.
Page 291 - Until Congress shall provide for the government of such islands all the civil, judicial, and military powers exercised by the officers of the existing government in said islands shall be vested in such person or persons and shall be exercised in such manner as the President of the United States shall direct; and the President shall have power to remove said officers and fill the vacancies so occasioned.

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