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Vol. V. HONOLULU, H. I., WEDNESDAY. DEOBMBBK 15, 1897. Mo. 705
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A Sorvnnt of tho Yollow.
From statements made by him in
an interviow published in another
column it will bo'seeu that the mind
of Senator Perkins, aftor long labor,
has givon birth to a decision on tho
Hawaiian question. Tho decision is
in the nature of twins. The first
born of tho two is tho Senator's conviction
that annexation is morally
and politically wrong; tho second
born of the same birth is a
to vote foflti
The ethics involved in a docision
to vote for a measure tho voter
to be wrong are so peculiar to
tho Senator that we shall not undertake
to discuss thorn in contrast
with the established standards of
morality and honor. Every man is
entitled to indulge in some originality,
and if Senator Perkins choosos
to bo an original in political morals
we shall not dispute his choice,
further than to say that if he intends
to practico that sort of thing
as a habit he should resign his office.
There are some things permissible
in private that are inexousablo iu
Senator Perkins' argument is that
if the people favor any particular
course evory Senator must vote for
that course, no matter how inexpedient
and injurious to public welfare
it may be. When tho country
wont Democratic and elected Cleveland
all Eepublicans in tho Senate
as well as all Democrats, according
to the Perkins idea, should have
voted for the Wilson bill and free
trade, and when McKinley was
elected all Domocrats should have
voted for protection. Personal conviction,
political principles, the
welfare of tho republic count for
nothing. A Senator is. a servant of
tho people; ho mmt voto with the
Even moro peculiar than his idoa
of Senatorial duty is Senator Perkins'
idoa of the source from which
to learn what tho peoplo domdnd.
He says nearly all the papers in tho
country are in favor of annexation,
that the newspapers ropresent the
people, nud therefore he will voto
for it. This means that a Senator
must oboy the newspapers. Ho
muBt voto according to tho notion
of the men who are going to write
him up. Wise or unwise, right or
wrong, good or evil, a Senator is
bound to follow Hih press, accepting
it as the vote of the people, and
count his personal couviotions as of
no value whatever.
The most extraordinary feature of
the Senator's peculiar decision, however,
is his idea of what portion of
tho press ho should follow. Ho was
wrong in point of fact as well as in
point of grammar when ho said:
"Nearly all the newspapers of the
country are in favor of it witli the
exception of only one, and that is
Tho Call." We publish this
n largo array of extraots from
uowspapers of all parts of tho Union
denouncing tho annexation scheme,
and if wo had space at our disposal
could easily havo published as many
moro. These effectually disposo of
tho assertion 6f Senator Porkius that
Tho Oall alone is fighting for what
he regards to be right, and if he
roads them carefully ho may find
reason to reconsider his detormina
tion to vote for annexation and lot
that ono of his twin decisions die
The contrast betweou tho papers
that opposo annexation and those
that support tho sohomo is marked.
Tho opposition is mado up of
journals representing tho
best olements of all olassos of the
people, aud thoir arguments are
based upon reasons drawn from considerations
of national honor, public
wolfuro, justice to a weak people
aud a due regard for tho prosperity
of Amorican lobor. Tho supporters
o( the scheme on the other hand are
sousatiaual fake papers, erratic
i jiugos or subsidized org&ua of men
who wish to grow rich on coolio
labor at tho oxponso of the whito
workers of tho country. Ho that
surrenders his convictions to obey
such organs in opposition to tho
hotter press of the country is but a
servant of yellow journalism.
Senator Perkins shows by his
statements that he well understands
the evils Bure to result from annexation.
Ho sys it will bo a violation
of tho established policy of the nation,
that it will expose California
industry to tho unchecked competition
of eoolio labor, aud that it will
yield no benefit to compensate these
injuries. Yet lie says ho will vote
for it or resign. Surely wo may hope
that his conscience will yet teach
him that iu such an alternative it
will bo better for him and moro
ploasiug to California if he chooses
resignation. S. F. Call.
Each Mado a Dot to Kill a Policeman.
Two carousing criminals of tho
worst typo in Paris made a bet in a
wineshop last night that tboy would
obliterate a policeman within the
spaco of half an hour. Some of
thoir disreputable friends accepted
the bloodthirsty wager, and the two
ruffians issued forth, armed with
long, keen-edged knives, looking
around tho streets for their prey.
Tho scene was laid in tho Rue do la
Ohapelle, aud a policeman was on
duty thero before a music hall. One
of the criminals charged at him and
pierced his right arm. The other
miscreant mot a pecond policeman,
whom he stabbed in the face, but
before further could
bo effected the savages were arrwted
aftor a stout resistance. Their captors
were ordinary citizens who
braved their knives until help arrived
from the noarest police station.
The two injured policemen were
conveyed to their homes. -Paris,
Letter to London Telegraph.
A Singor's Cold.
A striking example of Charles
Dickons' chivalrous regard for an
absent friend it recalled by Dean
Farrar. Mr. Sims Reeves had been
announced to sing at a small public
dinner at which Dickons presided,
aud, as happened not infrequently
Mr. Sims Reeves had something the
matter with his throat, and was unable
to attend. Dickons announced
this, and tho announcement was
with a general laugh of
dulity. This mado Dickens very angry,
and lie rose maufully to the
defense of the dolinquont. "My
friend, Mr. Sims Roevos," ho said
quietly, "regrets his inability to fulfill
his engagement, owing," he
added with caustic severity, "to an
unfortunately amusing aud highly
facetious cold." The Bookman.
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meet tho Great Cut in Prices that is
now taking place among tho Grocers
of this City, but to go them ono :
bettor, wo invite the attention of
Housekeepers to got Our Quotations
and inspeot Our Stock of
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We mean business aud will as wo ,
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Will leave Honolulu at 10 A. ., touching at
Lahairm, Jlaaluea Hay and Makena h
same day; Mahukeua. Kawaibaennd
the following .lay; arriving at
Hilo the eamn afternoon.
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