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Hawaii holomua = Progress. [volume] (Honolulu) 1893-1895, September 22, 1893, Image 2

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PROGRESS.
T.ifr af Ilm Tuind is Established
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in- Righteousness.
HONOLULU,
SEPT. 22, 1S93
TOPICS OF THE DAY.
Wo arc not needed for the pur
pose Ot fighting Mr. Neumann's
battles, and wo should have
"taken no notice of tho alleged
arguments advanced by ah anony
mous dunce in the Advertiser, who
subscribes himself Annexationist,
if it wasn't that tho writer makes
such an exhibition of ignorance
of tho history of the United
States, as to induce us to
him a lesson.
give
This "Annexationist" from Ha
waii who has a Tory Horneiy
flavor-attempts to present reasons
wliy tho United States should
annox these Islands, oven against
tho will of tho people. His or
more, probabby her attempt to
defend tho cause of tho annexa
tionists is extremely futile. "An
nexationist" evidently considers
Hawaii a conquored nation con
quered by the the forces of the
United States, nd now belong
ing to the men who conspired
against the Qnoou, and to their
accessories before the fact. He
shows a number of instances
whore tho United States have
annexed territories without the
pcoplo of such territories being
consulted, and that is, where he
makes an ass of himself.
Tho cases mentioned are those
connected with Texas, Mississipi,
California, Florida, ami Alaska.
Tho kuaaiua from Hawaii,
should read a little more history
before ho rushes into print with
his vulgar abuses of Mr. Nou
maun. Texas was joined into
tho Union through a vote taken
among tho residents f that ter
ritory. Tho governor of Texas
at the time of anuexatiou, was
General Houstou, who previous
."I3 was governor of Tennessee.
-"Thero avs t no annexation
' against tho will of the people al
though .Mexico disapproved it be
lieving that she had a kuleana
in Texas, and tho comparison
drawn by onr Homed friend
from Hawaii, is to say the least
extremely lnrne. Mississipi to
which he next refers was never
a territory, but wos simply a
part of Louisiana. TVhon Loui
siana wjs transferred from
France to tho United States
Government, nobody was depriv
ed of a franchise already enjoyed
or exercised. The French gov
ernment owned Louisiana
through conquest, and had a per
fect right to do with it, what it
pleased, but that is hardly
tho caso in regard to tho P. G.,
and Hawaii to-day. Florida and
Alaska, were at the time of their
transfer to tho United States po
pulated by savage Indians only,
aud there never could exist any
reasons forallowing them thoright
of voting in a country, in which
they had been suppressed and
conquered by .an intruding tia-
tion. Californii was Virtually
v conquored by the United States,
-and in that manner . became a
member of the . Union, but wo
- have vet to learn that the inex-
cnsible landing of Captain
WiltaenadJitt. forties was para
mount to k con q est of Hnwaii-
The Provisional Government la
flii to-(lav 15 not existing
thrngb the snpporVof the pe -
hpiov Thd act of :.3ohn L. Stevens
put it in it& pr -rent pUce and
lbfra"fc has been 101113 sind ab
solate'y dfcav wd by tho United
f States' .Government. The mans
of deiiaac-' and of sitack have been
taken any from the Huwaiians
througn tho agency of the m;n
who officially represented, but
.virtnalli misrepresented, the Unit
ed St&tfcS here, but the day is
coming wlie the Hawaiians will
again Ik pl-ced in a position to
fight for their fireside, their homes,
and their independence and' an
nexationist" n'nd the restof his
ilk can rBst.'issured that they will
norer lei the opportunity slip
through their hands again, and al
low themselves to be disarmed
even if the attempt is made by
men misusing tiie name and the
strength ofthe United States of
America.
The mild abuses in which "An
nexationist" indulges against Paul
Neumann, .Clans Spreckels and
the Queen, we wiil not dwell upon.
Jt is easy to be a coward, and un
dor a nom-de-plume hide an iden
tity of which the writer is evi
dently ashamed. Most likely,
the clumsy correspondent to the
Advertiser has a grudge against
each of the individuals mentioned.
Wo can only mako a random
guess, but the possibility is there,
that ho hasbeen ousted by Spreck
els, sued by Neumann, andrefnsed
a " cabinet position by the
Queen."
"Wo mentioned in our columns
a few days ago the case of C. XI.
Shortridgo, the editor of the San
Jose Mercury, who was arrested
for contempt for having publish
ed the evidence in a divorce case
held with closed doors. Mr. Short-
1 ridgo has -been acquitted by tho
1 Supreme Conrt of California, and
tho decision ought to be a lesson
to our g ivornment, and more es
pocialby to onr learned Att'orney
Genoral Mr. "W. O. Smith.
The .opinion of the Court was
written by Judge Patterson, and.
concurred in by Justices- Pe
Haven, Fitzgerald, Harrison and
McFarland ( Toyalist name)
mid is very lengthy. "Wo will
quote-the finishing .clause which
might be of great interest to our
authorities, now desiring so
ardently to got undor American
rule. And this is what'the Judges
say:
ylThc Constitution of every State
in the Union guarantees every citi
zen the right to freely sfieak, Write
and publish his sentiments on all
subjects, and prohibits tii c jxissage
of any law to restrain or abridge
ihe liberty ofspeecfi or of ihe press.
What one may lawfully speak, he
may lawfully tariie and publish J'
We realize that the abovo re
marks will hurt the feelings of the
most learned Attorney-General,
who dug np some repealed and
antiquated, newspaper-muzzling
law from Australia for the special
benefit of the Holoxua, and we
therefore reprint a few items from
tho Japan Weekly Mailt to show
him that there is at least? one
country where editors and news
papers "are ,r5at upon." After
raadiag-it, we expect that ha will
taxn"oat ae a strong advocate "of
Hawaii's annexation to Japan.
This is how it goes in the coun
try of the Chrysanthemum:
"The Chinzei Xippo, of Naga
saki, -was suspended on the 14th
inst. having nublished on article
-violating the public peace."
"The Kokkai has again invited
suspension by publishing some
very violent writings on Korean
subjects."
" Judgment was given on "Wed
nesday on the charge of- libel
brought by various officials
against the editor and printer of
the Fi'yu Shimbun. The latter
was sentenced to three months
hard labor and fined lo yen, the
J former to five months' hard labor
and fined 20 yen. Both have
appealed. The case arose out of
the Soma affair."
Of conrse, we know tho hosti
lity of Mr. "W..O. Smith learned
in the law towards Japan, f nd
for that reason, we will show
him, that even England, the
country he at one time desired to
swallow Hawaii, is up to P. G.
principles, and puuishes an of
fending editor by the pound.
This is what Henry Labouchere
got for using a great deal milder
language than tho Holomua
would have done on the occasion:
"Mr. Henry Labouchere, the
editor and proprietor of Truth,
has had to pa' 150 and costs in
an action brought against him for
libel by Sir William "Worsley,
Bart. The words complained of,
which appeared in Truth in
August of last year, stated that
Sir "W. Worsley, who was the
patron of the living of Hoving
ham, had withdrawn his "august
presence" and financial support
from the church on account of ;
the vicar having taken an active
part in an election in the Badical
interest, Sir "William being a
Torj. The ' defendant pleaded
that he had published an apology
and a correction to the effect that
he found the fact to bo that Sir
William only withdrew n portion
of his pecuniary support, and
that he only partially withdrew
his presence from tho church,
that was to say, that ho ceased to
bo a regular attendant nt all ser
vices. After hearing thoevidence
of the plaintiff, a verdict was giv
en by consent for the plaintiff
with the damages mentioned.
After all, Jet us be
glad while
tho Autocrat General grieves,
that we are to bo annexed surely
to the United States. On behalf
of tho editors in town, wo prefer
American rule, and principles
relating to the freedom of the
press, both to Japan, England,
and the irrepressible S. O. W.
(turn him over.)
We do not desire to critizise
Judge Bobertson unnecessarily,
because, we believe that he has
made a very good record for him
self so far, but we deem it
beneficial both to the Judge as
well as to tho commnnitj- to
mako a note whenever a judgment-
is given which to the com
mon mind either appears too severe
or too lenient. Wo commented
on the fine imposed on the New
Hebridian who used bad lan
guage (in bis . own vernacular
probably), and thereby shocked
the virtuous Ma goon (J. Alfred)
bnt- tho severity of ""the fine im
posed on that poor devil (not
Magoon, but "Jack:") hasbeen
still more emphasized, by tho
light fine demanded yesterday.
from the Japanese servant, who
assaulted Mrs. Lucas. Wo con
sider $20 fine absolutely inade
quate for such an offense. If
the semi-civilized servants em
ployed in this city get the
impression that they can abuse
the ladies whom they serve
during tho absence of their
Masters, withoot an- severe
punishment following a vory bad
precedent will be established
and it will be unsafe for any
man of familv to leave his wife,
and children alone and at tho
mercy of any ferocious Japanese
or Chinese. The Judge ought to
havo sent tho fellow on tho
reef for three months at laast aud
therebv establishing a wholesome
mi Q
example.
There was a meeting of our
good and paternal Councils yes
terday, at which nothing of in
terest was transacted. Mr. Damon
exhibited his usual pyrotechnical
display of financial figures, and
the Councillors yawned. Wo wish
to remark that the returns from the
Post Office as per Damon, only
amount to S7S5, while a contem
porary on the government side
stated a few days ago that over
$3.G00 had been handed in on ac
count of sales of stamp. May we
ask where the balance went to?
To the reserve fund" perhaps
The Minister deserves credit
for requesting that an investig
ation bo held into the finances of
tho Military Department. Tho
question is now if Mr. Damon
dares to publish the expenses of
that highly useful, and securit
ornamental body known as tho
army. Are tue tax-payers nnai-
Iy to know how much money is
paid monthly to all the gold
laced gentlemen, who at present
rule the country? Are wo to
know how much cash it costs
Hawaii to secure tho services of
its colonels, lieutenant-colonels,
majors, and.. adjutants? Are wo
to find out at last how much "ex
tra" a bank-clerk gets for posing
as a military man, and a hard
ware merchant for carrying the
high' and mighty title of
Quarter - Master - General, (of
200 men)? Is tho curio?ity of
tho public in regard to tho sal
aries of the ordinance-officer, tho
secretary of Commisariat,and tho
Surgeon-General, actually going
to be satisfied? Wo compliment
Mr. Damon,yet, wewdl bet that
he won't publish the report which
the committee appointed vr.ll
send in.
The Advertiser is not a very
correct paper, although, it always
boasts of its original and fresh
news. This morning it states
thift the Waimanalf Plantation
is a "property lately acquired by
Irwin it Co." The Waiiuanalo
Plantation belongs to the Wai
raanalo Sugar Company and we
don't believe that Irwin & Co.
have a single share in that
concern. The firm referred to are
simply the agents of the company.
The Advertiser prints a poor
cut of General Beanregard, and
labels it Bobert Louis Stevenson.
Besides having been execntad
with a hoe, it is.in other respects,
"the most unkindest cut of all."
A correspondent for whom we
have the greatest esteem express
es himself in this' isue in regard
to our criticism of the Boston
officers. While we are perfectly
willing to adjpt the views af our
correspondent, nud admit Ibr wa
sibility f having been too severe
wo must sjy, that aeoirdg to
naval, and army etsqnett as
practised in the different European,
countries, tbe - xlnierioans must
either ba very dafective n tlwr
corns tVe-tprii or they must havo a
code of their own.
We cannot possibly understand
how Admiral Skerreit cm itow
the officers of the Boston t n to
the ball to be given at the Palace.
The refusal en inas& of tbe Bueton
officers to attend the bah at the
Hotel the other night, gives the
twoaff.iirs necessarily a poHtiwd
aspect, and we are of the impres
sion that even the-Am erica r, navy
desires its officers to be free fmm
the slightest tinge or appearance
of interference in the internal
affaira of the countries in. which
they am stationed. Holding them
selves aloof from 'the ball tt tho
Hotel given, by the way. by tho
must pronounced annexationists
was an outrageous insult to tho
Admiral, who attended the bull;
In any other navy such a saub to
the commander-in-chief, would
have been attended to, in such a
manner, as would not easily
be forgotten. The acceptance of the
invitation to the ball at the PaUco
emphasizes the insult to the iadies
who gave the Hotel ball, and to.
the Admiral who honored that
ball with his oresenca and shows
the Boston officers in a vory un
enviable light if they care to be
considered gentlemen and com
peers of their European colleagues.
Tho Supremo Conrt in BSnco
is sitting this afternoon. There
are several cases on the calendar
to be heard.
THEY TALK.
If you want to furnish yonr
houso "come around, aud you will
find that we have got anything
which will suit you. The latest
style of Euruitnro arrived by fchq.
S. G. Wilder and other recent
vessels, aud what we can not do
in tho line" of Upholstery isn't
worth knowing. Wo hrtvo got.
Beds on which a saint and the
opposite can sleep equally as well.
We havo got Wicker , Chairs
which look comfortably, and
make your callers leave early.
We have got Parlor Sets and
Dining-room Sets and Bed-room
Sets, just ready for tho man. who
is going to start house-keeping
and enjoy his honeymoon and
then well, wo will whisper it
we have got Baby Carriages of
the mostVniquo description; Of
course tho baby would como
around if awaro of tho fact, but
in the meantime we invito Mama
to call. It doesn't cost anything
to inspect tho goods in tho store
of
HOPP & CO.,
King Street,
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Hopp & Co.
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