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The Life of the Land is Established in Righteousness. HONOLULU, SOY. 14, 1S93. TOPICS OF THE DAY. The office-seekers have it seems made a joint move against the govornmont and are pestering the Ministers and high officials with resolutions and memorials. Some thing which calls itself the American League, aud something callod tho citizens reserve besides the stole old Annexation Club, are determined "to turn tho rascals out." The patriotism of these "citizens" is really touching. It moves us to tears, to see tho readiness with which theso nature's noblemen show their willingness to serve this, their adopted country for a salary. Nothing is too small for these patriots. Policemen's billets or clerkships or the musket are all alike to them as long as an opportunity is given them to servo Hawaii and draw a salaiy. We do hopo that the ministers may "bo moved" by such persistency and such unselfishness aud give way to tho plaintive howls of tho Star man on behalf of the hungry Hock. Wo trust that tho minis ters will not turn a cold shoulder to all theso worthy "busted" shop-keepers and working men out of a job, and not toll them that they are perfectly able to run thoir own departments and attend to their own business without any suggestions resolu tions, advices, memorials, yes, threats of tho interesting organ izations which, by the way, all have sworn allegiance to tho P. G. It would bo cruel and it would bo wrong. That the civil sorvico would go to Hades if tho mob of incompetent and ineffi cient patriots who clamor for boodlo wore given tho offices they domand, goes without say ins. But what is that to them? Most of them have only been a few months in tho country, and they certainly don't care a snap what becomes of the government ,or tho civil service of tho coun try, as long as thoy are rewarded fqr their heroic deed in attaching their names to tho annexation club's roll, by getting their paws into to tho public treasury. By all moans opon the doors for all these strangers and give them nil tho offices, from tho registrar of public accounts down' to tho messenger, demand, no bonds of them, (because they couldn't procure them), but turn tho wholo crowd loose among the millions in tho treasury. In a very short time tho minister of fi nance would not need, worry any longor over tho surplus or reserve fund or the interest on tho debts, Or any other thing of any importance because there would be nothing to worry ovor except, the horror vacui which would seize tho wholo government But joking apart, is it not about time for all these boodle-seeking organizations, never mind uuder what name they are known to take a tumble to themselves and understand that a ministry .which has the confidence of. the revolutionary party cannot be dictated to by small factions of illiterate, disgruntled sore heads. The present government I counts among its members a number of wellmeaning, al though according to our ideas, mislead men. They havo un doubtedly the welfare of Hawaii and the Hawaiians at heart end have never intended to run the government for the benefit of any one or two ft-ctions or nation alities. But the constant im portunity of the irresponsible element which mark it well j neither instigated nor carried out the revolution, but joined the for the time being winning party when everything looked serene must bo a source of deep annoy ance to them. The leading lights in tho annexation club, who now demand this and demand that were nofvery numerous on the ,17th of January. Where wero Hatch, McStocker, Walter Jones, Pratt, King and others of the pro sent, leaders on the 17th? Per haps some of the men who were around and shouldered a gun will arise and tell us. But the seri ous question in all this clamor for boodle, is that one of these days the ministers will get tired and resign and where would we then be? Do the men who do the howling now believe that from their midst a man could be taken who could fill the place of Sam Damon as minister of fi nance? A man who would have tho sr.fficient confidence of tho creditors of the govern ment to stavo off' an immedi ate demand for a settlement and who could prevent a run on the Postal Savings Bank. If they have such a man, trot him out and lot us have a look at him Mr. Damon has advocated and followed out a ver- moderate and conservative course since he took office. We do not believe that he is very pleased at being minister of finance. What he considers a matter of duty has undoubtedly boen the impulse which has made him drag the chariot of the" revolutionary government to - a certain extent out of the financial mud, but we doubt if he, any more than Mr. Dole or Mr. King, will be dictated, to by an- Tom, Dick or Harry, be it their own clerks or any stra loafers out of a job down town. Before they ca ry things too far a little reflection will be advisable on tho part of tho annexation club, the citizens, reserve, tho American League and tho i;est of tho boodle-seeking "patriots." An American citizen writes to us in regard to the so-called American League, which lately has been organized as a secret society. There is something re markable, we will admit, in the presentation of an address to an American Minister by an anony mons committee of something which calls itself an American League. Tho best joke, though, is when the committee of one hustled back to the Legation to tell tho Minister that the League had forgotten the most important point in' tho address, which was that they were dead against royalty and the committee (of one) desired to correct the .terrible omission. Where is tho end going to be of this perfect farce? By the way, is the League aware : that there can bo no secret or- ganization here according to our law, except with permission of the Minister of Interior and after the by-laws and officers of such organization have been registered in the Interior office I We should suggest to our correspondent to make a call at the Interior office and as certain who the anonymous officers of theLeague aro who pack addresses to the American Min ister in the name of the American citizens in Hawaii-nei. A Pitched Battle. One of our most popular busi ness men, whoso modest- keeps space with his hospitality, has lately removed his office from street to street. At high noon to-day his new office was in vaded by a number of his friends, who had been invited, on the quiet, to "come around and see me in my new quarters." When the unsuspecting ones were drawn up in formal array, the host un masked a battery of formidable weapons, from the depths of a capacious hamper, and, before the visitors could rally from their first surprise, deploy into lino of battle, or otherwise mauenvre for their defense, a rattling fire was opened from a dozen champagne bottles of heavy calibre support ed by an effective discharge of ham-sandwiches and other equal ly fatal missiles. When the engagement became general, the host fell back upon his reserves, and brought up a supply of most "taking" salad, which was dis charged at point blank range, full in the "faces" of the attack ing force. The carnage was aw ful, but tho colored troops fought nobly, and the main battery mentioned in the opening of this item was captured by dint of sheer bravery and perseverance, the guns spiked, and the corks borne oft' in triumph as memen toes of the fray after the battle, the victor' was celebrated in speech and song, "They sang of love, aud not of fame, for some of them were beery; each heart recalled a different name, but-all .sang "Kate O'Leary." A RE311RKABLE BILL. OF FKE. At a. recent comvention in Chicago the followingbill of fare -of an old California hotel was Exhibited: 4 Soup: Bean.. SI 00 Ox-tail (short)....'. 1 50 Boast: Beef, Mexican (prime cnt)..l 1 50 Beef, up along : 1 00 Beef, plain 1 00 Beef, with one potato (fair size). 1 25 Beef, tame, from the States 1 50 Vegetables: Baked beans, plain... 'A ii Baked beans, greased 1 00 Two potatoes (medium size). . .. . 50 Two potatoes, peeled 75 Entrees: -. Saarkrant 1 00 Bacon, fried 1 00 Bacon, stuffed 1 00 Hash, lour grade A .T. . . . 75 Hash, 13 carats 1 00 Game: - - - " ; Codfish balk, per pair. . ..... ... 75 Grizzly, -roast.,.'. v. 1 00 Grizzly, fried.. 75 Jackass rabbit (whole).-..... ......... 1 00 Pastry: Bice pudding, plAtn. ........ 75 Eics puddicg. with molasses 1 "00 liice padding, with brandy peaches... 2 00 Square ineal, with desert....."......: 3 00. Payable in sdrasce. X. B. Gold scales at the end of the bar. Jn Opinion oh Christianity. In bis dairy of the 15th of March, 1S90, Minister Hsneh, quoted by the Xortk C&ina Daily Kews, expresses this opinion about Christianity: Those in the West who follow the Christian religion aim at cultivating virtue and loving men, not very different from Con fucianists. But as to the books which the Church circulates, such as the Old and 2ew Testa ments, their allegories and ', stories of the gods are not equal to such Chinose novels as the Canonisation of the Gods and Record of Travel to the West. Every three-foot child knows that these stories are not true. "When occasional!- meqting men of learning of the "West they seem to know this well, but are unwilling to say it out plainly. I have met some who say that in a century or two more science will bo daily advanced, and will put ofi' all Christian books. As to Confucianism, all with one voice without exception ap prove of it. Although foreigners are also fond of complimenting, still by carefully watching the tone the compliment seems in all sincerity of hearts. For the way of our snges is neither local, nor changeable, and penetrates deep into men's mind. To com pare the sayings of Jesus Christ with Confucianism is it not like taking a piece of glass and com paring it with a diamond? Even foreigners are not ignorant that in China formerly the doctrines of Yah and Meh, of Buddah and of Laotze, made a noise for a while and then after a time died out amin. Confuscianism is like the sun and moon in the heavens," although from of old they are still brighter than ever. China had no intercourse with Europe, Asia, and the other continents. Now that there is intercourse ail their religious, spread from one to the other. Thus we know that Christianity will decline and Confucianism will spread to the West. , Tire Xewest Commandment. Once upon a time tbero were only ten commandments. Punish ment followed their disregard. As time passed, other command ments were invented. Latter day culture has called into exist ence a privileged class of indivi duals', who demand concessions inconsistent with law. By reason of wealth, position and supposed refinement, this class seek excuse from the rigid observance of any law that incommodes or restrains its comfort. Through this in fluence there has crept into exis tence another commandment, which, by reason of its "excu sativeness," has become supreme over all the others. Society will neither condemn, nor punish, the privileged class, unless the charge is proven. It is not sufficient that the charge is. made. This is the 'Ifiu de sieele" refinement. It permits the sin, but . prohibit? Its discover-. (Tht'Club.) The Secret or It. Blimmer. Salt - ivater bithing 'strengthens a man wonderfully. Doctor Knowii.-Shucks! NVhat does him the good is the exercise he gets while wriggling out of his damp bathing-suit. Fictnres Taken br Sky-Rockets. An exceedingly interesting English invention consists of a camera combined with a para chute, especially designed for ob taining photographs of fortifica tions and of the camp of the enemy, although pictures may also be taken for general survey ing purposes. The parachute is snugly folded in a thin case at the end of a time fuse. The ex plosion sets free the parachute, which is protected from injury by means of a casing of asbestos. The' parachute- has a number of thin umbrella ribs, and these are forced outward and kept in that position by means of a strong spiral spring. From tho para chute a camera is suspended, and a string hold by tho operator is attached by a universal joint to the bottom of the devise, for tho purpose of pulling tho parachute back. The camera is fitted with an instantaneous shutter, oper ated by clockwork, so as to gjve several exposures at intervals. At the back of the box is an arrangoraent by which tho plates may be manipulated the same as clockwork." A swing motion can be given tho camera to obtain pictures over a wide area. Chicago Time.) Jnd lie Did. x Mabel. Jack told mo last night that he wanted to kiss me. Flossie. Tho forward wretchl What did you say? Mabel. I told him I had heard ho always had his own way. BRUCE & A. J. GARTWRIGHT Business of a Fiduciary Nature Transacted. Prompt attention given to the management of Estates, Guardianships, Trusts, etc., etc., etc. Ojjkcs, : Cartwriijld Building, .Merchant Street, Honolulu. GDNSiiLlZES & CD., Importers &. Dealers in Groceries, Wines, Spirits, &c. Qneon St., Honolulu. Reward. A Postal Savings Bank Book 2so. 465 has been lost at my resi dence during this month. Who ever finds it and returns same at my residence at Hpeia. Koolau poko, Orthu, or at the law office of .las. K. Kaulia, in Honolulu, will receive a reward. Mrs. Mikala Kaulia. Honolulu, Oct. 23, 1893. oct23 1m Chas. T. (Mick NOTARY PUBLK3 For the Island of Oahu. Agent to Take Acknowledgments to Labor Contracts. Agent to Grant Marriage Licen ses, Honolulu, Oahu. Agent for the Haw'n Islands of Put k Scott's Freight .and Parcels Express. Agent for the Burlington lioute. Bgal-Estaie BMer 2nd General Agent Bell Tel. SMS; Mut. Tel. 139; P. O. Box 415. OFFICE: Ko. 33 MEBOHAST Street, Honolulu, H. I.