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PROGRESS. The Life of the Land is Established in Righteousness. HONOLULU. NOV. 22, 1S93. TOPICS OF THE DAY. Our extremely economical gov ernment which according to the Advertiser and the Star, has been eoualled in Hawaii is at present wasting the money of the tax-payers by senumg gov ernment officials - on junketing vrr.i;Hnns of a most useless -nnfnm around the country. The Postmaster-General makes a big showing by writing lengthy and tedious reports about his pleasure trips to tho other Islands, whilo the people in Honolulu are being put to groat inconvenience, and annoyance by tho new rule of the Vni Office that the mails ior tne foreign steamers close two hours i.nfnm the sailiuc of the vessels. W.WW Tho Postmaster-General is visit ing tho Volcano and furnish inK the admiring govern- monfc with such novel and astounding facts as his latest statement that there are not many residents in the vicinity of tho Volcano House. We nave been told that the reason for nlosinir the mails so long beforo tho steamers leave is that the Post Office officials are very busy in making up statistics for the International Postal Union. We should imnctino that these statis- " o tics would bo of. some concern to ihn liond of tho Postal depart mont, and that it would bo of nioro importance to Mr. Oat to lie around, and attending to the suporvisiou at least of the works of his clerks that spending his iime at tho Volcano, where we are told, thero are not many residents. Another prominent official who onjoys Hfo at tho expense of the tax-payers is tho Deputy Collec tor of Customs. Ho is travelling ostensibly for tho purposo of in specting Custom Houses a per fectly absurd transaction as all collectors havo to forward their statements and money monthly or quarterly. Tho Deputy Col lector is doing a little political jobbing at tho same time, and holds meetings of the different local annexation clubs, at which ho encourages tho bewildered Islanders to stand firm and shoulder to shoulder in their glorious and praiseworthy efforts of supporting tho P. G. and contiuuo to pay tho salary of the Slid Deputy Collector. If the annexation club desires to send a man avound on the stump, by all means let them do it, but let them do it at their own expense and not saddle tho depleted treasury 'With any moro useless expenditures. Tho time of the governmentofficialsbelongsto the taxpayers who furnish the money that "pay tho officials. If the Custom House cm get along without a deputy colleotor, do away with that'office, and let the present incumbent devote all his timo in rubbing tho back of such men as John W- Kalua. But if the offico as deputy collector is a necessity as we believe it to bo, the man filling that office and drawing the pay connected with it should be made to stick to t,;c Vm;r.P and carry out the X U j duties incumbent on nun, ana for which he is paid instead ot ( bein" allowed to travel around on a political speech-making tour to the neglect of his office. The :r, n f Knf l-ind of business lUbllUU " ( on the part of the government ... -i t comes with baa grace irom au alleged honest, upright, economi cal and non-corrupt administra tionbut then it is only the hired organelles that use such terms about Mr. Dole and his seventeen satellites. Attorney-General W. 0. Smith has seen fit to enter a nolle pro sequi in the case of the Provi sional Government vs. Geo. Carson - Kenyon charged with criminal libel against John L. Stevens. Of course the Attorney General has a right to refuse to prosecute any case whenever he sees fit, but the infamous out rages to $vhich Mr. Kenyon was submitted at the time of his arrest at the special orders of the Attorney-General should have indicated at least that the govern ment had a good and strong case against the man who was prose cuted and persecuted. Mr. Kenyon was at tho timo of his arrest the responsible editor of the Holostua. An editorial which appeared in an Ohio paper and which dealt severely with Mr. John L. Stevens at that time American minister to Hawaii was reproduced in the Holoota, and Mr. Kenyon was arrested on a warrant sworn out by Attorney General Smith. Mr. Kenyon was arrested by two police-captains, and on a Saturday afternoon. Ho was brought to the Station House where ho was searched like a common felon and locked up in a cell in the basement of tho building in which a bucket with excrements was placed. This was done, as it was stated at the time to Mr. Kenyon by Dep uty Marshal Brown, according to instructions from head-quarters. Although, everybody knew that Mr. Kenyon would immediately bo baile out this ontrage was committed at the special orders of the alleged honest and decent attorney-general. Mr. Kenyon was released on a bail-bond for S5G0, whilo wo recently have seen the stranger who edits the Star all owed to go on his own recogni zance. The case of Mr. Kenyon should have been tried at the last term of the circuit court, but the attorney general was not ready to go on claiming'that he had to get some very necessary and important papers from the United States' Legation which at that timo was closed. Now the case we should havo supposed was ready to go on. The legation is open and a minister is here. The learned Attorney General has now undoubtedly access to all tho documents which ho needs but now he enters a nolle prosequi without making tho slightest explanation for such a step or for anything con nected with this business. . That Mr. Kenyon of course will bring a suit for damages against Mr. W. O. Smith goes without say ing. It is perhaps the only remedy for redress which-he has, but we trust that the British Minister who has followed the different phases ot the outrage against Mr. Kenyon will not allow the matter to' drop or be pigeon-holed or left to the tender mercies of a "s e lected" "political" jury. When tho Advertiser bemoans the necessity of keeping the town in a semi-state of martial law and overrun with armed men it should mention who it is that has brought on this state of affairs in our formerly peaceful community, and who it is that has broucbt the undesirable element of toughs to the surface. The government does not fear any uprising frpni the royalists. It "is perfectly well aware that there never has been any inten tion on the part of the loyal citizens of Hawaii who believe in self-government to take the law into their own hands and over throw tho provisional govern ment. The loyal Hawaiians have perfect faith in the justice and honesty of President Cleveland's administration, and they will bo perfectly satisfied by abiding by an' decision which the United States' Government will give in regard to Hawaii's future. But the government has made a great mistake in arming the undesira ble element of which it stands in fear themselves and clothing all the beach-combers in town with a certain authority. Tho government finds itself in a quandary through its own foolish and ill-advised action, and it is now wondering how to get rid of the pretorian guard which it unfortunately has created and which now is a standing menace to the peace of the community. Since Minister Willis has given out that he will maintain the peace in this country at all hazards, there is no possible ex cuse for the retaining of the arm ed forces. It is a direct insult and a threat against tlffe United States for this government to keep up an army after the repre sentative of President Cleveland has taken upon himself the responsibility of keeping the peace and the order here. The Provisional Government which at present manages affairs here will shortly be made to remember that it does not stand as an independent sgov ernment, but that it will havo to bow humbly to the United States which although temporarily recognizing it as tho de faclo government of Hawaii will make their voice heard and their will felt in the re-establishing of a constitutional and proper govern ment in the country. The bluster and braggadocia of the revolutionary government and its organs don't go for much. Whatever the United States demand, in regard to Hawaii will be done and nothing in the power of the P. G. or their supporters can alter the fixed policy of Cleveland in regard to Hawaii-nei even if a brief delay has been secured most likely through misrepresent ations and deliberate falsehoods. The P. Gi rifle carriers give an other show this evening. The usual ''march around" will be pre sented to the audience, and the 'three' commands will issue faith in stentorious tones. This will be a fine opportunity for the "Mins trel'' boys to obtain some good lo cal hits and jokes for their perfor mance on Saturday .evening. Watch the surgeon, boys. LAW Ml) JUSTICE AS PRACTICED BT Attorney-General W. 0. Smith. ORDERS ISSUED TO THE MARSHAL -TO- Muse any Further Warrants for LiM Against the "Star" Editor. Smith of the "Star" Protected by Smith of the P.G. That the Attorney-General of the Provisional Government has succeeded during his brief in cumbency in becoming tho most unpopular man in town is no secret any longer. Even tho very supporters of the revolu tionary government regret that it ever should have been thought advisable to select a man like Mr. Smith for the all-important office of Attorney General. His narrow-mindedness, his" bigotry, and his incapability as a pros ecuting officer have become hard and cold facts, but tho community has tolerated him be cause he has generally been considered harmless as long as the impartial and fair spirit of Sanford Dole's brain3 dominated and acted as a check on the vagaries of the Attorney-General. But when a most glaring act of injustice and favoritism is com mitted by the Attorney-General for the sake of shielding tho hired scribbler who revels in libellous slanders in tho Star columns, it is time to make a strong and determined protest. Attorney-General Smith hes instructed the Marshal and his. deputies to refuse to sanction tho issuing of an further warrants against Editor Smith of the Hawaiian Star. Tho provisional government in the person of Attorney-general W. O. Smith has placed its seal of approval on the paper, and the writer who daily violates the laws of the country by publishing libel after libel itlr. S. B. Dole the ex judge's administration encourages through Mr. W. O. Smith tho learned Attorney general measures which will lead to the taking of the law into the hands of the men who are assault ed by the black-guards in the hire of tho annexationists. Mr Dole's administration which has been held up to the United States as an honest and fairmmded gov ernment refuses justice and right to all citizens who differ politic ally from the attorney general. We shall refrain from comment ing on the marshal. He has shown himself so outrageously partisan in allowing Mr. Smith of the Star to go at liberty wi Lt out furnishing any bail that he has stamped himself as nnwortby of holding any office of trust or importance in this country. That the attorney general now shows himself as favor ing and supporting tho methods of Mr. Hitchcock is perhaps some excuse for this partisan official, but it reflects verv little to tno cream ot mo government which at least in-, directly tolerates the infamous and extremely corrupt action of tho Attorney-General. The libels against Mr. C. B. Wilson and the outrageous lying slanders against the Queen have been mado for the purpose of creating a row through shamefully aggravating tho friends of the parties men tioned. Tho hireling who calls Wilson a Tahitian coward has not succeeded in his nefarious schemes. Mr. Wilson has so far been on the right track and simply appealed to the laws of the Kingdom. The course of Mr. Wilson has naturally been a sourco of annoyance and dis appointment to tho cliquo repre sented by W. O. Smith and he has therefore cowardly misused the authority vested in him to prevent any further appeal to tho laws by tho outraged and assaulted citizen. The infamy with which tho government stands covered through W. 0. Smith's political conduct will rest on each individual member for ever. If any of them evor believe that they can be tolerated in public life in these Islands their knowledge of human nature and of political decency and honesty must bo sadly wanting. The Hawaiian Nation will bide its timo, but when tho hand of judgement falls it will fall heavily and crush W. 0. Smith, and his corrupt abettors. THE CHAMPION. H. B. 3Ts S. Champion, arrived this morning sixteon days from Esquimault. Tho following, is tho list officers. Captain Enstaco Booke, Lieutenants, Charles W. Powler, Eowland Nugent, F. K. C. Gib bons, H. D. G. Foord, W. F. Benwell. Lieut. Marines John Marchant, Chaplain & Naval Instructor Bev Thomas T. Griffiths, Staff Surgeon J. 0. Dow, Staff Paymaster B. C. Scott, Ch. Engineer J, Armstrong, Sub. Lieut. F. H. Walter, Surgeon B. F. Bato, Assist. Paymaster T. Hayles, Engineer W. J. Kent, Assist. Engineer Y. A. ter Yeen, Gunner S. T. Marchant, Boatswain S. J. E. Galley, Carpenter W. Nealo, Midshipmen B. A. Willis, and A. C. Clarke. Letto "Boyal Arthur" O. J. Prentis, G. A- Booke, B. M. G. Knight. Strange Shadows. Strange shadows of what appears to be a very large, soiled, brown linnen suit (evidently stuffed with some kind of veno mous mbbish, by which it is actuated) with a cartridge belt and a rifle attatched to it. has been frequently seen of late at night in different parts of tho city and suburbs. Many are the theories expressed as to what it really' can be. Thus far close contact has been avoided, not from fear, but from an unwholesome odor accompan in" it, which it felt at quifo a distance. Beetle. A Chinaman foaled the Police Yesterday.