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S Sr. 1- r is- PROGRESS. 77r .jr the Land is Established m Righteousness. HONOLULU, SEPT. 20. 1S93 TOPICS OF THE DAY. mm i -i ne annexation organs aro evi dently feeling blue "ver the new; xeceived by the China relating to the plebiscite, and they try to ex- slain the imposBibiHtv of such a step being taken without the con Sent of the I rovisinnnl Govern ment, and, we suppose, the annex ation club. Our contemporaries are wrong in (he premises, and the conclusions -at which thev arrive are.eonsequontly equally erroneous and absurd. They hold that so fcr as the United States are c a- oerned the onlv present issue between that oouotr' and Hawaii is the question, if the offer of an nexnttoti made by the Provisional Government shsll be accepted or ,Jiot. If the United States, decide not to enter into closer relations with Hawaii by accepting the an nexation treaty, they have no further business in Hawaii and in the internal affairs of this country sxcept what is granted by the treaty novv existing. This is how the annexationists here talk and write, and this is where they are decided ly wrong or forgetful. shape can too true desires of the Hawaiian people be made known than through the taking of plebiscite? The United States sit to day as a court of arbitration There-is before them a request for admission to the Union made by a body of men stvlinc them selves the Provisional Government of Hawaii, and claiming (the gall I ot them H) to represent the people ot Hawaii, then, there is a protest from the Hawaiian sovereign against the actions of the American representative and forces, and a demand for .redress, and then, there are numerous petitions from nearly the total, Hawaiian natioa praying for succor, and for a peace ful re establishment of their self government, deprived them in the name of the freest republic on earth. ligence barring- though what is needed to be a policeman. language against the Polyne sian, and then left the stand, wherenpon the interpreter gave We were -waiting anxiously last ) Sir. Jack a resume of the tsst:- night for' the Star, becuuse we wanted to see tbe promised dis closures which should induce the P. G. to refuse to receive Mr. Ellis Mills as American Consul- L. H. IDEE, inonv against General, but alas! -we were de- him. and asked him if he wished to cross-examine (To Gods and little fish es!) Air. Magoon's witness. m matters of law even to Magoou Jobber of Mm, Sprite and Beers, The main point for an investiga tion by the United States into the Hawaiian affairs and into the causes which led to the revolution were, if it was true that, the American minister resident J. . Stevens conspired to overthrow the Hawa iian Monarchy and finally used the United States forces to accomplish' his ends. He has been officially accused of so doing by the repre sentative of Queen Liiiuokalani, Mr. Paul Neumann. The United States' Government have so far made haste slowly. It has caused a most searching in vestigation to be held in Hawaii, and the results are to-day in its possession. Upon those results will the decision which shall decide the future of Hawaii be based. That the decision will be just to the contesting parties, we can all rest assured, and that the United States are able and ready to enforce whatever decision in regard to Hawaii they may arrive at. only a fooi, or a knave will pre tend to doubt The Provisional Government has been acknow ledged as the government de facto at present in Hawaii, but its title to the government and to the coun try to which it has offered to donate America has not been recorded yet, nor has it been pronounced vaiid by tha United States or auy other country. A government which ceived, and disappointed, and we will never trust the Star again. Not a word against Mills except that the P. G. will receive him out of respect to Colonel Bionnt, (Great ScottI how condesceud- g?) and then a very original scrip about the gods having gronnd Mills veiy small. And are these all the reasons why Mr. Mills should be rejected? Stop that hedging Mr. Star man, and come out with what you had on your mind when yon inang- . united your campaign against Mr. Mills, and desired the P. G. to lend themselves to gratify your personal pique yours and an other fellows against a man who proved himself efficient and close- monthed in his official capacity, and what hurts von more a true gentleman! is calling The Star from Ambrose Pierce purpose of satirizing Spreckels who receives for help for the Colonel from J (J. Alfred) refnsed to get into legal arguments, and presented no further defense than that he bad been drunk, whereupon ho was prompt!- fined $10 and $3 costs, which means, that Jack will go to jail for about 2o davs for having 'damned." in his vernacular- What we are kick ing at is the amount qf the fine imposed upon Jack. To be drunk is not an offense per se, and cannot be held so anywhere in the civilized world." The punishment prescribed by the law for drunkenness, was never intended otherwise than to pro tect the community from the nuisance and annoyance, which a man drnnk in a public place is apt to become. Judge Boborfson fines ordinary drunks generally from S3 to 5, and we cannot see why an exception shonld be made in this case, and the seini or wholly barbariitn Jc fined 13. If the Deputy Marshal had prosecuted, wo are inclined to believe that he would have been satisfied with having the culprit reprimanded, or given a nominal or small fine, and it should make no difference to the court in de ciding the punishment of the guilties which they are os- HOTJSJG ST. Betwece Port and Bethel Streets. W. S. LUCE lie ana Spirit Mrant the annexation club's hand- organ, the usual amount of ab use. Mr. Spreckels has cone to Maeoon. f J. Alfred) or not. . i i j pecially prosecuted by some high toned learned lawyer say as Campbell Firs-proof Block, MERCHANT ST. HONOLULU HO YEN KEE & CO,, Tinsmiths and dealers in Crocker- ware, Glassware, o'tc. Wafer Pipes Laid and Repaired,. Plumbing Neatly Executed. No. 41 Nuuanu St, , between King and Hotel Streets, Asou. Building. The latter ws received in Wasb- i'nton in an official capacity. The credentials which he presented and upon which he was re ceived by the Administration in W..LS . J:. I . . . . - iisiuiigiou uiu not consist ox a power-of-nttoruey, but were fear? to ask its country's support at the ballot-box, will meet very little sympathy from the American people, and it should always be re membered that the United States dare do anything which is just, and will hesitate at nothing which is right. Give us therefore a rest from the blatherakiting about what the Provisional Government will do or will not do to Uncle Sam. We all know that, when the an swers to the Queen, to the P G., and to the Hawaiian Nation come Washington, and this fact worries the annexationists. Of course, Mr. Smith deplores that President Cleveland doesn' t un derstand the situation iu Hawaii. and is so partial to the sugar- riug. That is undoubtedly sad, and wo can only snggest that the political Siamese twins, senators Emmelutb and "Watorhouse, dig down iu their pockets we hope they will not be seized bv the horror vacui and dispatch Mr. Smith to Washington for the purpose of showing Mr. Spreckels up aud lecturing on Hawaii to Mr. Cleveland, and tellingall he knows about us, after his six-months stay m the Islands. The P. G. ought to give him a job in tne Legation say, to keep it open while the other diplomats are junketing H. E. McINTYRE & BRO, IMPOBTEES AND DEALEBS IN Groceries, Provisions & Feed EAST COENEE POET & KING STS. that all parties will peacefully obey usual commission as minister pie- orders, and quietly do as they are oronnd tending to their private im.u.j j v-vnauruiu- told. Messrs. Johnstone aud Smith. i,0?OCc , neither of whom are even votors up ihe pleaSing s;gu on the front m tins country, should quietly sheet their goose-quill for there will be neither gore nor bloody pulp but there will be a vote. ary made out on an ordinary foricn office blank, signed by the . Queen and countersigned by her Minister of Foreign Affairs. When the United Slates nccepted Mr. Neumann officially on such creden tials, they acknowledged the posi tion of the Queen and her claim, and the substquent appointment of Mr. BUunt as commissioner was made for the purpose of ascertain ing, if the claims of the Queiui.d the Hawaiian nation were based on facts aud if an outrage really liad been committed in the name of the United States of America. door: "Shop tion pau." closed Annexa An Apparent Injustice. The word "restricted voters" used in the Herald's Washington despatch lias evidently puzzled the community here. The Star was a case before Judqe this the There District- where we think that the Judge did not show the good and sonnd morning interprets the word in its own J judgment which so far has char acterised his incumbency. A somewhat dark complexioned gentleman answering to the un common name of Oack from the New Hebrides, was brought be- stricting the voting right to those who can write English, and pos sess certain property qualifications "Wo should, by the way, be very Tffttt investigation is now closed, and who cm doubt, that by the result Mr. J. L. Stevens has been placed in a very unenviable posi tion, and that his intrigues have been fully disclosed aud proven? If then, Mr. Cleveland's adminis tration is satisfied that the name of the United States has been un lawfully iand improperly used to further the political ends of a small band of American adventureres in a foreign couutry, what else can bs done by the Great Republic thn to devise some means to give re dress to tbe outraged sovereign and jj&tkwi, ami to undo the wrong cemwitted? And in rbi better pleased with, such arrangement, fore his honor to answer a charge because even then would the an nexation party be snowed under in the most emphatic manner, but we feel quite assured that by "re stricted -voters," is meant those persons qualified to voto under the present Constitution and laws of the country, as they existed of having used profane and vul gar language. The New Hebri dian gentleman pleaded that he, upon the occasion mentioned, had looked upon the wine when it was red, and that he, in fact, did not know what he had been saying or doing. The defendant previously to January the 17th. appeared without a lawyer while Wo shall, in a coming issue, the virtuous people who had furnish the Star with some statis- heen shocked by the profane Now tics which perhaps will open the Hebridian language prosecuted eyes of some of the Tabid annex- the poor devil through their alienists who lately appear to be- learned attorney, tne irrepres- lieve that the Americans in Ha- sible Ma goon (J. Alfred). A wit- waii have a numerical majority nes whs called, on the stand who besides all the wealth and Intel- I gafe evidence in the English New Goods received by overy-Packet from the Eastern States and Europe. Fresh California Produce by every! steamer. All Orders faithfully attended to, and Goods delivered to any part of the City Free of Charge. Island Orders solicited. Satisfaction guaranteed. Post Office BoxNo. 14o. Telefhose No. 92. Holomua Publishing .:Co., PUBLISHEES OF THE HAWAII HOLOMUA," .Soxxvnsxl isssxied. Itil3 . 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