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Title: Hawaii and its people; the land of rainbow and palm
Year: 1899 (1890s)
Authors: Twombly, Alexander S. (Alexander Stevenson), 1832-1907
Publisher: New York, Boston [etc.] Silver, Burdett
Contributing Library: Brigham Young University Hawaii, Joseph F. Smith Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Consortium of Church Libraries and Archives
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se Min-ister at Washington also formally protested against thetreaty. The same month, June, 1897, Hon. Harold M.Sewall arrived at Honolulu as United States Minister,to succeed Minister Willis, who had died in office.During the month of January, 1898, President Dolewas in Washington in the interests of annexation, andMr. J. O. Carter, the ex-queens friend and adviser, alsowent to the capital to oppose the treaty. The ex-queenhad already heavily mortgaged her private estate, toresist, by all means in her power, the resistless sweepof manifest destiny, soon to become apparent in thestartling events of this memorable year. Quite different was the conduct of the Princess Kaiu-lani, the ex-heir apparent to the throne of Hawaii, whohad returned to Honolulu in October of the year 1897.Her birthday reception, a week later, was attended notonly by the leading natives, but also by society in gen-eral, including even those who had been parties to the ANNEXATION OF HAWAII TO THE UNITED STATES. 369
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PRINCESS KAIULANl 370 ANNEXATION OF HAWAII TO THE UNITED STATES. destruction of her royal prospects. She received themall courteously, and from that time became one of theleading young ladies in social and philanthropic circles.By her charming manners and lovely disposition shewon golden opinions of all. She was always a favoritein the islands. After the republic of Hawaii was estab-lished, she never again lent her name to any discussionof the politics of her country. But alas! to the great sorrow of all who knew her,she died in Honolulu March 6, 1899, and received thehonors due to her rank and virtues in one of the mostimposing funeral pageants ever seen in Hawaii. Twohundred and fifty natives drew the funeral car to theMausoleum where Hawaiian kings and queens repose inpeace. It has already been stated that the war of 1898 betweenthe United States and Spain hastened the annexation ofHawaii to our republic. The relations of the United States with Spain, in re-gard to Cuba, had been f
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