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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
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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.

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