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' Tlx Life of Ike Land is Established ' vi Rigklemsness. -HONOLULU, DEC. 5, 1S93. TOPICS OF THE DAY. The fact has been brought to our notice, that several school children evidently c h i 1 d re n y vhosej)ftronts are connected with the Provisional Government j gaug ore taking stationery to school, that is impressed with ' the Hawaiian Royal Coatof Arras. al?o, with the late King's, private monogram. The child ren say that they "got it from the soldiers." It is immaterial how they got it. lint, what right have the members of this Government, Exooutivo and military, to allow such disabuse of property, which should have been properly cared for, until the present political difference was settled? Have they no shame? Have they no decency? ' "Wo foel perfectly sure, that His Excellency Samuel M. Damon would never countenance such-wilful perversion of trust for in one senso it is a trust, they are holding all such pro dorfy in trust only had he been ,made aware of the intention of "such action by those having per sonal charge of the property. "We hesitate having to draw, Mr. Damon's attention to this act of4 vandalism by those who ought to know better, as ho ul roady Jias a burden weighty enough on his shoulders, but, thoro is no one in the cabinet who shows any desire to see "fair play" done. The stand which ho has taken against the Star and its clamoring clique for the dismissal of the Hawaiians who hold government positions, shows that he endeavors to bo fair-minded., "Wo were sorry to see him accept the office that ho now holds, but recent ovents have shownhira to be a friend to those officials who attend proper ly to their duly, whether they boV lioyalists or i a: rj.. SCANDALOUS. On the evening of November 29th. J. E. Gomes was arrested and charged with having opium in his possession. The Tiser the Government Organ in its issue of the 30th says: "Gomes had made a contract with a Chinamen to sell him thirty tins of the drug. The Chinaman had been furnished with moue to buy it, and last night was the date set for coin .pleting the transaction. Just as Gomes was about to pass over the opium the police descended, and raked the whole party in." The above appears to be rather straight evidence. Xet, yesterday, when the case was called in the District Court, the prosecution entered a nolle pro sequi. Perhaps, this is another case of listening to a suggestion from that Portuguese lawyer, who once before obtained the release of a Portuguese who whs ' arrested for selling liquor with.- f out a license, on the plea that if. lie was prosecuted, the P. G. might lose the support of the Portuguese residents. It might be wen lor tne nniuoriuea w m- quire what "fee" that wide awake lawyer receives for mak ! ing "pleas." It looks very much ! as if Justice and Eight, was to be j set aside for Fraud and Bobbery. It is rotten. HAWAII. It is now pretty clear that the nnnenn-oor tVv f 1 r nnnotiifinn rtf HaW;lii wiU be fntile The pnb. i ltcation of Secretary Gresbam's report recommending the restor ation of Qneen Liliuokalani in dicates that President Cleveland has made up his mind to reverse the Jingo policy of his predeces sor. This is. creditable .to both his courage and his sense" of justice. It requires a considerable amount of the former quality, in which to be sure Mr. Cleveland has not generally been found lacking, to reverse a pbliey which able papers like the NT Y. Sun and the Tribune have contrived tocoerwith a patriotic glamour, and in the enforcement of which the navy and the flag have been used to stir the popular imngin- 'ntion. But of the justice of the deter mination to "abandon the Pro visional Government cf Hawaii there can be no doubt after the facts are known. In the first place, it should never have been recognized at all by orn govern - ament. ) Uudor the rules of inter national law a new government is not to be recognized as de facto until" it isactually a fact. But the Provisional Government has never been a government able to maintain itself. It was estab lished by the armed intervention of tho United States. The blue jackets frni the Boston being first landed, and marched with rifles anil gatling guns to a public hall, secured for them in advance by the United States Minister, it was only after their presence had over-awed the people that the Provisional Government was pro claimed. After it was sot up, the Provisional Government found itself 'helpless, and made earnest appeals to the American Minister for protection against .the people .whom it pretended to govern. To give a national standing tp this band of con spirators, who, with the con nivance of the American Minister, organized this pretended govern ment, is to make a farce of inter national relations. If. the armed forces of the United . States be withdrawn entirely from -the neighborhood of Honolulu, or the moral effect of their presence be nullified by a declaration that they will not be used to upbold the revolution ists, the Provisional Government will crumble away. Mr. Blount, our commissioner, did not meet a single revolutionist willing to submit to a vote of the people the questioirof the form of gov ernment. The movement had no support outside a small circle of alien planters, among whom Minister Stevens "was either s tool or a conspirator. Baltimore 2eic$. CeassltiBf His Owh Wishes Tolling I suppose mo' 11 buy vour wife something nice, for a Christmas present, Dimiling I doa'i know. I : iaven'fc seen anything yet that I! wast ' HAWAII BELONGS TO THE HAWAIIAN S. The administration at Wash ington lias the unqualified support ! of this magazine (The Blustrated American) " in its course of con- i -t . - ii tt :: ';.. r unci in uib xiawiiiiiiii tiuu j-"1 acknowledging the tremendous wrong committed by ex-Minister Stevens, while acting as. the nation's, representative at the Conrt of Qneen Liliuokalani, President Cleveland and his Secretary of State have shown splendid courage and refreshing disdain of buncombe. All the facts in the case proves Stevens' behavior while Minister at Hono lulu to have been prompted by rank ignorance or complete dis regard of right or decency. Stevens openly encouraged a portion of the Queen's subjects in their preparations for rebellion and promised them every possible material assistance, tho moment they furnished him with the shadow of an excuse for such a step. To quote 'from the dodn inents of State iit the matter, "the Provisional Government was recognized when it had little other than a paper existence, and when the legitimate Government was in full possession and control of the Palace, the Barracks and the Police Station. Mr. Stevens' well known hostility and the threatening presence of the force landed from the Boston were all that could . have then excited serious apprehension in tho minds of the Queen, her officers and loyal supporters." In repudiating such outrageous impudence or shameful ignorance on the part of our then Minister, the United States Government has "done that which will bring it praise and honor from every just and honestrperson in the civilized world. THE , CONSPIRATORS. There is no doubt that Mr. Blount was ver' much influenced in makiug his report by some things that happened in Wash ington some time before the revo lution in the islands took place. It is known here that several months before, certain men who afterwards took part in theevo lutionand held places under the provisional government visited "Washington and talked with President Harrison, Secretary Blaine and members of the com mittees on foreign affairs in both houses of Congress as to what would be the course of the United States in tho event of a successful revolution taking place and the islands being offer ed to the United States. Mr. Blount was at that time chairman of the committee on foreign re lations in the House of Repre sentatives, and he was consulted by these gentlemen. "Whether or not they went so far as to pro pose that the United States should be a party to the proposed uprising, and whether the Pre sident consented and thus became a party to the conspiracy, is not known to the public generally, but Mx. Blount, on account of tho position he then occupied, may know.5' Baltimore Sun. Stickler. u Burton has always said he could never fall in Jove with a girl who wasn't strictly proper." "Well, .his faxeee is that sort." Really?" uYes; he has to disguise himself as a manlcsre to heJd her band twice a week." Where Were Tlier Then? TYbuld it not be well for the superheated jingoists to await information as to the exact nature of President Cleveland's instruc tions to the Minister "Willis be fore proprosing impeachment? The Tribune asks: "Can it be possible that the Administration has dared to menace the Hawai ian Government without first taking advice of Congress and the people without eveu declaring its purpose?" The obvious reply to this, partisans fro thing is that President Harrison's Minister not only menaced but actually conspired to overturn and did aid and abet the overthrow of the Hawaiian Government "without first taking advice of Congress and the people." He even went so far as to establish a protecto rate in the name of the United States and hoisted its flag over the Hawaiian Government build ings without authority of Con gress or instructions from the President. -Whore were the Tribune's hysterics then? K. Y Worhl Undo the Wrong! President Cleveland's decision in the Hawaiian case is the only just one possible. He ha's simply undone the wrong which Minister Stevens, acting without author ity, committed in tho name of the Harrison administration, and which that administration- itself was forced to disavow after-it had made thoroughly discreditable use of it. "Wo reproduce else whore Secretar- Foster's des: patch to Stevens, sent in Feb ruary last, in which he rebuked that oveivzealons Blaine Ambas sador on the look out for "good things," and in which he dis avowed Steven's conduct in laud ing United States troops, seizing possession of the government building, and substituting upon it the American for the Hawai ian flag. Secretary Greshans gives a clear and straightforward statement of,all the disgraceful episodes in this most un-American .proceeding, showing, what was made plain long ago, that the conduct of Mr. Stevens was indefensible in every particular and was sustained by him with misrepresentation and falsehood. As Secretary Gresham says: "Should not the ,great wrong done to a feeble, but independent state, by au-abuse of the author ity of the United Stiles, be un done by restoring the legitimate government? An3'thiug short of that will not, I respectfully sub mit, satisfy the demands of justice. Can the United States consistently insist that other nations shall respect the inde pendence of Hawaii while not respecting it themselves? Our government was the first to recognize the independence of the Islands, and'it should be the last to acquire sovereignty over them by force and'fraud." 2k. J. Posi. - Chained to Datr. Disgusted American. Jerusalem Crickets! If you fellows waut li berty for Ireland, why in tarnation don't yiu go there and iight for it? Enthusiastic Irishman. Sure, now bow can we If we'd all lave, what wud become oTy'r Amirikin city goovernjeents? ; To Rev'. S. E. Bishop, the Star Man, and the 'Tiser. The following synopsis ot ser mons on "Sensational Journal ism" are respectfully dedicated. It is impossible to report all the stirring words that plead for tne purity of the press: but the following will give an intelligent idea of the trend of thought. "The editors will be quick to conform to the demands of the people." Robert F. Coyle, First Presbyterian. Oakland. "They (the newspapers') want more honor and less blackmail." -Thomas Filben, M. E. Church,' Sau Francisco. "I plead for the entrance of a higher principle." 0. 0. Brown, First Congregational Churoh, San Francisco. "I will not take papers which empty the sewage of tho city tip on my breakfast table." vK. R. Dille, M. E. Church. Sau Fran cisco. "The way to effect a reform in tho newspapers is to begin with ourselves. Begin this instant. Resolve never to ropoat an un charitable story although it be true." W. H. Morelandf St. i Luke's Episcopal. "It would bo possible to print a clean paper and yet give all news essential for the knowledge or good of mankind." I. M. Fergnsson, First Christian Church. THE "-HERALD" AHEAD, Affairs Righted in Hawaii. President Cleveland is to with draw from Hawaii's provisional government the support or recog nition incontinently and foolishly extended to it by President Har rison's Minister Stevens. This will leave tho majority of the population in those islands free to repudiate the work of a fow sugar planter conspirators. . At no time, has thore been any evidence or even indication that tho move into which Minister Stevens so unadvisedly put his diplomatic foot had any basis in tho will or interests of the bulk of the inhabitants of the Sand wich Islands. Tho final rectification of an egregious blunder on the part of the representative' of the United States Government may be set down as yet nuothor victory for our couteinpprary, tho Fferald. At one time, it will bo remem bered, the entire Jingo press of this country were ready to let President Harrison lead it into a war to uphold Minister Stevens in his false position. The Herald, by its superior statesmanship in Counseling moderation, and by its enterprise as a newspaper in throwing light upon tho sitnation. saved this nation from that false step and made the task of retracting it possible. X. YTTdegram. The mail for the Arawa arrived on tho dock yesterday, at 12:15 o'clock; fifteen minutes after the steamer's hour of sailing. Tho steamor had left the dock and was on her way out of the harbor at that time. The pilot's boat came back for the mails, and took them ont to the steamer. There is no exense for snch dil atoriness on the part of the Post Office officials- They would have been served just right, had the mails been left behind. .