Sanford Ballard Dole and His Hawaii: With an Analysis of Justice Dole's Legal Opinions

Sanford Ballard Dole and His Hawaii: With an Analysis of Justice Dole's Legal Opinions

Sanford Ballard Dole and His Hawaii: With an Analysis of Justice Dole's Legal Opinions

Sanford Ballard Dole and His Hawaii: With an Analysis of Justice Dole's Legal Opinions

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In piecing together the story of Sanford Ballard Dole and His Hawaii I have had the definite advantage of his personal memories dictated near the end of his life. Those written ten years earlier at the urging of his friend and colleague, Lorrin A. Thurston, to cover the political changes in Hawaii which had come under his own observation, were intended to be used with those of Mr. Thurston as a newspaper series about 1913. This plan was not fulfilled. Twenty-three years later, and ten years after Judge Dole's death, this projected newspaper series was withdrawn from the collaboration and became a companion volume to Mr. Thurston Memoirs of the Hawaiian Revolution, well edited by the late Andrew Farrell and published by the Honolulu Advertiser.

Family letters have added their quota of fact and feeling to the present story.

Everything Mr. Dole wrote or said was essentially modest. It was toward his friends and fellow citizens working loyally with him that his commendation was directed. In his account of the Courthouse Riot following Kalakaua's election, Mr. Dole makes only brief mention of his own attempt to stem the tide of the infuriated mob of Queen Emma partisans when they attacked the legislators of their own race who had voted for Colonel David Kalakaua, though the calm figure with restraining outstretched arms remained long in the memory of those who witnessed the wanton destruction of property before the intervention of States and British troops.

As a review of vital political events, Sanford Doleporary Thirty Days of Hawaiian History has been used as a complete chapter. This was first published serially in the Pacific Commercial Advertiser of 1874, and in 1915 it was republished as a . . .

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