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If cither precedent or necessity made
the speech from the throne the actual
work of the king there Mould be graver
reason to ronider it seriously and
weigh rnreftilly in provision. Hut it
h V) well rerognicd that constitutional
lings seldom write their own speeches,
anil it is so well understood that Mr.
Ciihson was the responsible author of
the speech delivered last Saturday, that
critics have an undoubted right to at
ta(k the measure on its demerits and
fasten the responsibility where it be
longs. With tins understanding, then,
it becomes a comparatively very easy
matter to show the worthlessncss of the
speech as an indication of the king's
real sentiments and opinions, lie has
clearly been following his expressed
rule of conduct to permit, niy, com
pel the cabinet (Gibson) to stand or fall
by its own acts. Hence, the secc.h
from the throne is really Mr, Gibson's
speech, and must be considered accord
ingly. The speech opens injudiciously. It
is inaccurate to say that Hawaiian pros
perity during the past two years has
been unprecedented. Material wealth
is only one boundary of a nations'
prosperity. There arc many bound
aries. All of them must be considered
before the full measure of that pros
perity may be determined. It is true
that the output of Hawaiian products
has been greater during the past two
years than it was in any previous two
years. Hut the "round turn" with
which that prosperity has been "brought
up" within the past three months, very
clearly indicates the fictitious character
of even the material prosperity men
tioned. Let us examine a few of the
other boundenes of material prosperity.
Has the health of the nation been
jealously guarded during the past two
years? -No. Has the government
done anything to check the spread of
leprosy. Yes. It lias given Uoctor
Arning, a qualified physician and a
scientist, a chance to study the disease.
That is a distinct public gain which
ought to be recognized. liut the gov
ernment has done its best to neutralise
that good by permitting lepers to
no at large. Have we had pros
perous administration in the matter of
immigration for population. Yes and
no. I he introduction or J'ortuguese
has been a boon to the labor inatket, a
gam to morality and it hopeful augur)
of agricultural development. Hut the
government has grudgingly permitted
J ortugues-c immigration to continue,
twice arresting it upon .slight pretexts;
and only the personal friendship of tic
king for those most directly concerned
has compelled the continuance of this
most desirable immigration. The as
surance that a plan is being matured to
keep the Portuguese here is welcome.
On the other hand, we have to contend
with the presence of from four to five
thousand Chinese who will not work
except at wages that employers cannot
afford to pay, and who live off their
countrymen or by petty depredations
upon poultry and produce. And he
who runs may read the many facts
which refute the inaccurate statement
that the past two years have been pros
perous in any comprehensive or satis
We may pass the paragraphs which
relate to Hawaii's foreign relations with
the single comment that their import is
more flattering to the social good tiual
ities of the sovereign than hopeful of
substantial advantage to the nation,
and pass to the consideration of the
attention to leprosy, the ill-control of
which has already been alluded to in
this article. The best answer to the
hpecial plea put forth by Mr. Gibson in
the speech from the throne has been
given, in advance, in thesecolumns, over
and over again. The trial of the pro
prietor of this paper for an alleged libel
upon Mr. Fitch, the numerous articles
on the subject of segregation which
have appeared in the unbiased papers,
the protests of citizens against the gov
ernment's action and inaction in its
treatment of leprosy, have all empha
sized the fact that leprosy has been
shockingly mismanaged during the bi
ennial period now concluded. The al
lusion to the devoted ministrations of
sisters of charity in appreciation of
which an guuu men join is uraggc-u in
as a bit of clap trap, to divert attention
from existing facts ; every intelligent
Roman Catholic and Protestant in the
kingdom knowing that the kindest at
tendon, the most devoted nursing and
the most faithful religiqus ministration
must be powerless for any real cure of
leprosy whose march must be attested
by calm, cold, ciuel segregation; or
not ot all.
"lam anxious, 111 view of the large
increase of a mixed people in my king
dom, that the military and police ad
ministration of the country be placed
upon a more effective basis," says the
siieech. So says the public liut the pub
he believes that the military may be
made more effective by icducing rather
than by increasing their numbers. This
is not intended to disparage any move
ment to organize a military company
among the whites. Such an organiza
tion might be of real service in case of
riot. Hut to increase the number of
native troop is unnecessary and unwise
As to the need of improved police
efficiency the public is a unit. We trust
the plans offered may meet the needs of
the nation. II they show on their face
that they hive mei it, they will receive
the hearty endorsement of the public
and of the independent picss.
What the seech has to say about
internal improvements, may best be
read after the legislature closes and the
improvements are under way. What it
has to say about the expenditures of the
pst and the current period is couched
in such general terms as to need io an
lyis, except to exptess the hope that
the king "recognizing the importance
of economic administration of our na
tioiul credit, u well as internal improv
went," will cast his iulluence on the
Jik o( lJQe who favor both inleiu-
t.iitr.it.ti, mi.tSTs nut r.nrc.iTinv.
I here is danger that the interest in
J the material development of Hawaii
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graver importance. The welfare of so-
ictv noes not depend fortunately on
dollars and cents alone. There are
other factors which must not be over
looked. Among them is that of the
education of the people. At bottom
this is )erhaps the gravest problem that
confronts us to day. So much of weal
or woe is bound tip m the training of
the youth among us, that even the
material development of the land
dwarfs before it. Indeed the successful
development of our material resources
is in no small degree contingent on the
wise treatment of the rising generation
I'roerty interests suffer in value and
security with the growth of illiteracy.
From a mere tiltihtarian standpoint no
one tan view without concern the
yearly accessions to our population of
foreigners ignorant and predisposed to
illiteracy. The present value of such a
population to plantation interests is very
great, Cheap labor is n necessity so
far as those interests arc concerned.
Hut the permanent security of planta
tion interests is dependent in no small
degree on the stability and contented
ncss of the laboring class. Could care
ful computations be made of the loss
sustained in dollars and cents by the
various plantations on account "of dis
content and rebellion among laborers it
would prove quite an item in the course
of a year. Multiply our present disad
vantages in the matter of an idle, or
discontented, laboring class, as the years
arc likely to multiply it, at the present
rate of immigration, and the prosperity
of plantation interests will be seriously
impaired. The interests of society arc
far greater than those of any single in
dustry, however extensive the ramifica
tions of that industry may be Govern
ment must do all in its power to aid its
chief industry but it must see to it that
its population does not come to be of
such a character as to fill its jails, and
depreciate property values, and impair
the good order of society. No factor
can accomplish more in fitting a popu
lation for intelligent citizenship than
common-school education. Hence the
growing importance of the educational
department of the government. Hence
too the necessity and wisdom of more
adequate appropriations to meet the in
creased demands made on the board of
education, l.rt there be true economy
there as elsewhere; but let there be an
increase rather than any diminuation in
appropriations for educational purposes,
and provide methods for wisely expend
The school accommodations of the
kingdom are insufficient. It would
doubtless surprise the friends of educa
tion, were they to realize that children
are practically denied common-school
privilege among us 011 account of this
very lack of sufficient school accom
modations. The Portuguese addition
to our school population has far ex
ceeded the provisions made for their
accommodation. Not only do new
school buildings need to be erected,
but old ones need to be remodeled and
enlarged. Old school districts have
become depopulated and the common
school population has gathered at
new centers. This needs to be con
sidered in planning outlays for build
ings, so that the money actually grant
ed forjschool buildings shall be c
pended'at the needy centers irrespect
ive of the old districts. Let the school
house be built right among the children,
so that there shall be no excuse for
lack of attendance on the score of dis
tance. Let the buildings be neat, at
tractive and comfortable, thus they
may add their quota to the civilizing
influences of school life. When half a
million dollars is expended for purposes
of immigration, it is not to the credit
of our common prosperity that not
enough money is appropriated to com
fortably house our school population.
It is undoubtedly true that the teach
ing force of this kingdom is iusufficient
for the increased demands made on it.
It must not only be increased as to
numbers, but also as to quality. And
this can be done most effectually by
making it an inducement tor more of
the better class of Hawaiian young
men to enter the profession. The na
tive boys who have received special
preparation for this work cannot always
be secured for the schools where they
are the most needed, because the
salary is too small. A judicious in
crease in the salaries of the country
school teachers would he an advantage
both in securing the best teachers and
in retaining their services for longer
periods. The interests of education are
too urgent to make it either wise or
profitable for the plantations to absorb
the likeliest oung Hawaiiaus as in
structors So much (or the merely elementary
work of our common schools. Hut
shall not the government take an ad
vance position in the matter of aiding
the higher-schools of the kingdom ?
This higher education, with the excep
tion of a single school, is in the hands
of men and women who, though not
diiectty under the control of the Hoard
or hducatlon, do yet recognize its right
of supervision, and wotk in fullest har
mony vviiu me euucauon.11 puuey hi 111c
kingdom. They love the work they are
in, and are molding the Hawaiian home
life of the future. In many respects
their labors are most self sacrificing and
do not inure in the least to their per
sonal benefit. Such schools as Kauai
aluo and Makawao Seminaries for girls,
and Ililo Hoarding School for boys, are
doing more lor the permanent wellare
of the native race than mere dollars and
cents cut measure. There aie other
schools whose liberal suppoit by the
government has come to be a matter of
very vuai ituciesi 10 ine uiguer euuia
lion and training of island youth. The
(ml that government has in this most
necessary and important wotk is the
fostering care of these schools so largely
aided from other sources. It has come
to be a wise statesmanship for the gov
ernment to sustain these schools that
arc accomplishing so much for the com
mon welfare. Such a wise common
wealth as Massachusetts finds it not only
feasible, but eminently prowr to make
lilwral grants to Amherst, Williams and
Harvard College, albeit they are not
under the control of the state board of
education. Such a policy recognize
in a most fitting way the advantage to
the commonwealth ol such institutions
of learning. And here, in Hawaii, the
same policy has always obtained. What
is needed is more rather than les
liberal aid to the schools.
Tin: uisti a sit mil titnsos.
When King Kalakaua took Mr. Gib
son front the pohti' al gutter and made
him head of his cabinet he announced
to intimate friends that he should give
Mr. Gibson at least a two year's lease
of office. Mr. Gibson had made cer
tain promises; which the king believed
The king's former policy of dismissing
cabinets without warning, and changing
his advisers more often than he did the
cut of his coats, had been severely
criticised. So the king said (in effect)
" I will please myself in giving Mr. Gil
son's policy a fair trial and I will please
my critics by keeping my cabinet in
office during the biennial eriod." Hy
the word cabinet the king undoubtedly
meant Mr. Gibson, for he is the only
one of the original cabinet now in office.
With one exception he is the cabinet, at
present. Not because of his brains,
but because of his " policy." Undoubt
edly the king's plan was unwise. The
result has been any thing but happy.
Hut the king has fulfilled the spirit of
the promise. It is for the legislature Im
prove, for the satisfaction of both kina
and country, that the charges against
Mr. Gibson arc so sustained by evidence
that his continuation in office will be
worse than a " mistake." The king's
best friends affirm that he is tired of
Mr. Gibson. We shall see what we shall
ir.s: as it 01 iir.iiuiHi:
"To betray any trust is disgraceful.
To betray a public trust is both a dis
grace and a crime. No just man, no
man of honor, none indeed but a
wretch, forsaken of God and accursed
of men, can falsify his vote for money
or persoml advantage. He to whom
the father intrusts his daughter for pro
tection, and who abuses bis trust by
corrupting her, is accounted a monster
of depravity ; but his crime is less than
that of the legislator who, intrusted by
his constituents with the great function
of representing them in the making of
laws, abuses that trust by selling or
bartering or giving away his vole."
So spoke one of the most brilliant of
Americans. 1 he truth lias its applica
tion here, and now.
To the brazen shamclesncss of the
priestly premier-primate, any base end
justifies every base means. To pro
long his uncanny clinging to king and
country, he would stoop to anything.
So it is not surprising that he invites
legislators to meet tinder his dishon
ored roof and break with him the dis
honest bread of his disreputable pro
vision. Hribery is alwajs one of the most ef
fective tools of corruption. It has as
many shapes as Proteus, as many heads
as the hydra It does not follow that
the clever political corruptiomst must
bribe with hard coin. That is usually
a last resort. Ills tavorite bribe is
" taffy." That is cheap and, often
effective. "My dear fellow," says the
astute plunderer of the public till, ",my
dear fellow, you can assist me greatly,
and at the same time serve your con
stituency and the nation, by helping me
roll my little log. JJont you see?"
Sometimes the flattered Salon does
The tactics of Gibson & Co., in try
ing to manipulate the present legisla
ture fortheir questionable ends, are asold
as political knavery, older than the
Mosaic law, as old as Cain and Abel.
TheieNs not even a glimmer of orignal-
ity in the "prcmires methods. 1 hat
shameless political outcast with
nothing to lose by dishonor and at least
shekels to gain by dishonesty is play
ing the old game in the old way. Di
rectly or indirectly he has put his price
upon every legislator that he thinks
purch isablc. Here a favor, there a
compliment ; here a promise there a
"consideration." What does he care
for shame? The sheep folds of Lanai are
mortgaged. He has no social standing
to lose. lie has no friends on the
islands. His social acquaintances may
be counted on the fingers of both his
hands. So far as society knows he has
no intimates save Mr. Van Giesen and
Mr. Fitch. Why should he care ?
You, gentle conservative, who would
fain the ship of state went smoothly on
o'er smiling seas, with spicy breees
puffed from cherubic cheeks fanning
the snow-white sails and coaxing the
prismatic waves ; you, timorous man of
"peace, peace" when there is "no
peace "; you, punctilious gentleman of
exquisite breeding, who never speak of
a spade as a " spade, of a thier as a
"thief," or of a Gibson as he really is;
you, special attorney for the Golden
Rule, who believe the Hawaiian nation
ought to " love its enemies, (Gibson &
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V.W., UIV3. lllblll "HU CUnK II, llilJIUII
ii Co.,) do good to them who hate it,
(Gibson & Co.,) and pray for them who
despitcfully use and persecute it, (Gib
son & Co.;) you, lukewarm sirs, are re
sponsible for the cancer of Gibsonistn,
You do not like " hard words," gen
tlemen f you deplore " harsh language";
you deprecate " vituperation "; you
abhor " abuse." And yet, gentlemen
on the fence, who ought to be honest
workers in opposition to imposition, how
else can such a creature as Walter Mur
ray Gibson be truthfully written about.
Was or was not Gibson a filibuster
and disturber of government in Java ?
Was or was not Gibson a Mormon Mis
sionary for dishonest reasons ? Was or
was not lie instrumental in deluding
felluw Mormons to settle here, by mak
ing promises never fulfilled? Has he
or has he not acquired title to his I jnai
property through fraud, overieaching
and rank dishonesty? Has or has not
his whole course in office been opposed
to economical government? Has he
or has he not encouraged the spread of
leprosy, by flooding the streets of Hono
lulu with lepers suffering from the most
contagious form of the disease? Has
he or has he not made this country
ridiculous in the eyes of foreign lowers
by sending abroad embassadors on
trumpery errands, and by his unintelli
gent conduct of our foreign relations ?
Did he pr did he not jeopardize the reci
procity treaty by his jobbing contracts
with steamship corporations?
Ponder these queries, )ou who want
good government but want to get it in
a nice, quiet, gentlemanly way. Re
lict t on what we have said, honest leg
islators, who have listened to the sil
very ((plated) oice of the "prendre"
siren.' Pause and consider well, all ye
who doubt; for, if Gibson is permitted
to carry away the cake at thU session,
k will be two )ears before you will have
A 9uwce to undo your own undoing.
Opening l.ff the Klna tiftt .Hitturttni
,7rrri frnm the Thrnne I leetlnn
"f Itfllrtr- Alpolntmeut nf
tip to I'rlilnf ttonn.
If Mr. David Graham A dec, International
lawyer, rhtrmter, musician, amlmtadur of cor
orationanil -cbl eulogiit of elccllvcrojally
in ll.1w.1ii, might hive transferred Ihe alder
manic roKrtiona of hi ailipme personality
from "(he city of magnificent ilittancej" to
"Ihe capital of Uitnon'i I.an.l, " at the gum
of the govcrnor'a battery were belching forlli
their nulphurmii plaudit lavt Saturday al noon,
and the hraren throats of the finest band in
I'oljnesia were blaring themselves hoarse in
unsucccsiful effort to drown the lcsi melodioiu
turmoil, his poetic busom would have svtel
led ttilli lofty thought and his magnificent
alidomen might hate taken onastlll more im
Klng convexity, ashe viewed the scene outiidc
and inside the legislature hall of the Kamchi-
inelias and heard the brother in royalty of the
llapsburgs leading in two languages the son
orous sentences of his ro)al speech. It was In-
Iced .1 scene to remember. There were uni
formed soldiers, disposed more or leis pictures-
ucly to Hank ihe rush-strewn path alone
which his majesty walked. Hut no less prac
tice! 1 ien than that of the Jenkvns of Ihe Court
Journal may tell Ihe talc as it deserves t "A
few minutes before noon His Majesty King
Kalakaua, headed liy six kahih-liearcrnand Ihe
chamberlain, walked from the Palace towards
Aliiolani Hale accompanied hy His Hxccllcncy
ihe Governor of Oahu and the lion. A. S.
Clcghorn, followed by Col. (i. V. Macfulane,
Col. J. II. Ilo)d and Major Kosa, officers on
his majcty's staff. Cfosety following his
majestv and stah", was Her K0y.1I Highness
Princess I.lliuokalani in an open barouche, ac
companied by Mrs. C. K. Wilson anil Miss
Sophie Sheldon. The military under the
command of Major K. Hoapili llakcr, were
drawn tip on each side of Ihe avenue leading to
the main entrance of the government house,
tho Hoyal Hawaiian Hand being stationed in
front of Ihe statue lot. On entering
Ihe legislative hall his majesty was accompanied
by Her K0y.1l Highness Princess I.iliuokalani,
His Hscellcncy Governor Domini!, Hon A.
S. Clrghorn, Hon. A. K. Judd, chancellor of
the kingdom, and Hon. C, II. Judd, his
inajesl)'kclnm1ierlaln. On the right
of Ihe dias were members of the royal family
and Ihe ladies of his majestv's ministers. On
the left, honorable gentlemen on whom royal
orders had been conferral and their ladies.
immediately in front of the dais were his
majestj's ministers. On their right the mem
bers of the diplomatic corps, and on their left
Ihe judges of the supreme court. Ilehind Ihe
ministers were Ihe nobles of the kingdom, and
behind them the representatives. On the right
of the nobles and representatives were mem
bers or the privy council, and next were mem
bers of the consular corfis and their ladies, the
general -public being accommodatid in the
body of Ihe lull. On his majesty's amending
the dais, the whole assemblage rose, and re
mained standing whilst the speech was deliv
ered. OnvIIis Majesty's left were her roval
Highness Princess I.iliuokalani, His Excellency
Governor Dominis and the Hon. A. S. Cleg
horn. His majesty wore the full dress uni
form of a German cavalry officer, and on his
breast the insignia of the numerous decora
lions which have been conferred on him by the
emperors and kings of European and Asiatic
countries. The Princess Liliuokalani wore a
full court dress, cardinal satin, passementerie
trimmings, low neck, short sleeves, white
lace ; head trimmings, flowers, diamond orna
ments. Her royal highness was also decorated,
with the blue sash and insignia of the royal
Order of Kalakaua. ? Ills Excellency the
Governor of Oahu wore the uniform of com
mandant of the military and bore his several
Nearly an hour before noon the body of the
legislative hall began to fill with visitors.
There had been no special invitations to pri
vate cilirens and seals had been reserved only
for officials and their wives or daughters, and
for the press three seats lieing set apart for
the representatives of three daily, six weekly
and live monthly publications ; poisibly with
the laudable hope that a quarrel might ensue
and a few of the superfluities of Honolulan
journalism be lopped off.
The diplomatic and the consular corps were
well represented. United Slates Minister
Daggett, British Commissioner Wodehouse,
French Commissioner I'cer, I'reuch Chancellor
Ikmlicch, Portuguese Commissioner Cana
varro ; Italian Consul Schaefer, United States
Consul McKinlcy, Danish Consul Unna, Acting-Danish
Consul Macfarlane, Dutch and
llelgian Consul l'aly, Mexican Consul and
Spanish Vice-Consul Laine, Austro-Hungarian
Consul and Acting-German Consul Glade,
British Vice-Consul Davies, Russian Vice
Consul I'fluger, SwidKh and Norwegian Con
sul Schmidt, Chinese Commercial Agent Alee
and Assistant-Chinese Commercial Agent Goo
The wives of many of the diplomatic and
consular corps and of many Hawaiian officials
were present Iheir handsome dresses con
trastiug plcxsantly with the uniforms of their
husbands. King Kalakaua looked well and
ihe princess regent who stood on the dias lie-
side Kim looked every Inch a ruler. The king
read his speech in both I lawaiian and Kuglish
deliberately, distinctly and with dignity.
If the voice of the king had more artfully con
cealed the check of his disreputable prime
minister, the reading of the sjietch would
have been a more hope-inspiring augury o', the
good it promised. It was as follows t
Tilt KING'S SfKLCll.
A'Mti an J A'tTtttiilalhti :
Since the prorogation it the legislative
assembly In 1882, my kingdom has enjoved
period of unprecedented pro.pciity when
industry and enterprise have met an ample
icwaid, and all the material Intercuts of the
country have been largely developed, as shown
in the rcpoits of the officers of my government
by 3. Urge and steady increase of production,
exportation and revenue.
During the period that has elapsed, I have
had to deplore the los of twu members of the
royal family) II. K. II. ihe late i'lincess Kuth
Keelikolaui, and II. K. II, the Ute Tiinccss
Victoria Kinulki Kckaullke, the governess of.
I am nappy la be able to give you assur
ances of my continued friendly relations with
all Ihe powers of the world.
The concurrence of puny great powers, es
pccially of the United Slates, of Great Britain,
of fiance, of Germany, of KuU, Portugal
and ol Japan In the celebration of the corona
tion of myself and ru,i consort, and their
official representation at the ceremonial was an
assurance and guarantee most gratifying to us
and ihe nation, that the enlightened spirit of
the governments of these creal slates lecog
nlred this event at an expression of natlona'
will for the promotion of loyalty and of nation)
K.-uluicnt among the Hawaiian People.
Animated by these assurances of good will,
and ever bearing in mind the cordial luanifes
Uliuiu of friendship towards my person by
sovereigns and governments of great states on
the occasion of my visit at their courts, I hare
been anxious to maintain these relations, aaul
hate therefore ouiautUstoiMil a special wtoy
OJowl the Honorable Cwtia f, ImIiwl, to U
lb buf of y UtilCtk isynla t Mm kmw
eigns and heads of stales who have so signally
honored mc and my state t and it is with great
satisfaction that I speak of his reception at the
urt of Great Britain, France, Russia, Aus
tria, Italy and Servia ai being a welcome ac
corded to the trusted messenger of a Moved
My relations with th- United States of
America continue to Ik of Ihe most satisfactory
character. The treaty of reciprocity which Jias
completed a stipulated period, Is yet main
tained by Irath governments as a measure of
mutual national advantage anil friendship, but
I, desiring to give greater stability to the indus
trial enterprises of the country, have assented
to a pioHsal for its continuance for a renewed
period, and my mlnbter plcnlolcnll.iry at
Washington has been instructed to act in ac
cordance with this policy.
The enterprise of Immigration of Portuguese
and other peoples, as a measure for retopula-
tlon of my kingdun, has largely engaged the
attention of my ministers during the late
biennial period nnd libsral supplies for further
Ing this object were voted by the late assem
bly. That measure is fraught vvitrf so much imor.
lance to Ihe future welfare of the country, that
it should again be fully considered nnd receive
your very earnest deliberation.
The settlement in the country of Portuguese,
and other immigrants who have fulfilled a term
of service Is most desirable, and my ministers
will submit to yon measures to promote Iheir
residence as a permanent part of the popula
tion of my kingdom.
The subject of the currency of the kingdom
has received the attention of my government
during the late period.
The Assembly of 18S11 having passed a law
to provide a national coinage, engagements
were entered into with the secretary of ill
reasury and wills ihe officers of the Mint or
Ihe United States of America, by which it was
agreed that a silver coinage for my kingdom
should be executed nt precisely the same
weight and standard of fineness as that of the
United Slates. This has been accomplished
and furthermore the subject of a monetary
exchange has been discussed with authorities at
Washington, and there is ground for hop: that
the currency of the two countries will erelong
I regret lo speak of a national affliction of
what is deemed n disease of a contagious natutc,
but the measures taken by the health authori
ties in carrying out Ihe liw of segregation have
placid the evil under lielter sanitary control
than ever before, and 1 am v ery hopeful of
increased health in my kingdom, and an im
proved sanitary condition of the country,
owing In turt to the minisl rations of sisters of
charity, who have come to the help of my
people with their devotion of spirit and faithful
nursing skill ; so that I trust that the disease
will not only be held in check, but controlled
to the point to which charity and human skill
I deem it imjiortant lo call your attention to
the Law of the Assembly of 1SS.2, to " Regulate
the sale of spirituous liquors," which by its ovv n
terms expires in October next, should real!
January next I trust that you will give to this
subject your most earnest attention, and taking
into consideration the operation of the law,
will determine in your deliberation such action
as may be best calculated to promote temperate
habits among my people and the general wel
fare of my kingdom.
The subject of sub-nnrine telegraphic com
munication, both intcr-Uland and Irans-oceanic
has Iwen earnestly considered and taken in
hand by my government, a complete line of
soundings between the islands of Hawaii,
Mini, MoloLai, Oahu and Kauai, having lieen
taken by order of my minister of the interior,
who will submit the subject of submarine
ble communications as a national Hawaiian
enterprise for V our consideration
My minister of the interior will also submit
for your consideration, plans for the supply of
Honolulu with an abundance of water to an
extent commensurate with a large future de
velopment of the city.
I am anxious in view of the large increase of
a mixed people in my kingdom, that the mil!
tary and olicc administration of the country
should be placed upon a more effective basis,
and the attorney general of my kingdom will
place before you plans and estimates to provide
for the increased effectiveness of this most im
portant branch of the public service.
My minister of financeXwill lay before you
the estimates for the biennial period we hav e
now entered upon. I am pleased lo observe
in these estimates a careful consideration of the
resources and capabilities of the country.
I recognize the importance ot economic
administration to our national credit as well as
to internal development. And I am well con
tent that my ministers have placed their est!
mates of current expenditure within the
estimate of current revenue.
I pray the Almighty that you will be guided
in your deliberations by a just and patriotic
spirit, so that the nation shall be benefitted by
yoar consultations and decisions,
AWescwJ Kefrtttntativtt, I now declare
the legislature of Ihe kingdom open.
At the conclusion of Ihe speech, the king,
the princess regent, the ministers, the diplo
mat and consuls, and a majority of Ihe spec
tators left the hall ; and the house then went
into temporary organization, being called In
order by Mr, K. A Pierce, secretary of the
previous legislature; Mr. Godfrey Rhodes be
ing elected temporary president on motion of
Mr. C. U. Bishop, the house then adjourning
until 10 a. m., Monday, on motion of Mr.
MLMBEKMIIP OK THE HOUSE.
The nobles are 1 Gov. Dominis, Messrs.
S. G. Wilder, C. R. Bishop, J. U. Bush, J.
Moll Smith. W. T. Martin. J. P. Parker, II,
Kuihelani, J, I. Dowsed, A. S. Clighorn, P.
Iscnberg. G. Rhodes, C. II. Judd, II. A.
Widemann, P, P. Kanoa. Junius Kaae, J. S
Walker, J. II, S, Matlin, G. W. Macfarlane,
The minister of foreign affairs, minister of inte
dor, minister of finance, and attorney general
are ex officii nobles.
The representatives are t From OJku t Hon'
olulu J. L. Kaulukou, James Keau, J, T. Ua
kcr, U. K, Lllikalani 1 Kwa and Waianae
Frank Brown j Walalua J. Amara ; Koo.
Uuloa Cecil Brow n ) Koolaupoko Asa KaU'
,Ij t IMutna-J. V. Knlua, U Aholo j
Kaanapall John Kichardton ; Watluku 5 W.
O. Smith, I W. V. Kanealli.) Makawao J.
Kamakelc liana John Gardner.
JftMal and Canaiii. K. Kupihea J,
jiMiil Ililo J. Nawahl, I). II, Hitch
cock ; Ila11ul.ua--J, K, Kaunamami ; Kolia
U Godfrey Brown) North Kona G, VI.
Pilipo 1 South Kona I). II. Naliinu s Kau
J, Kauhane j Puna J, M. KauvviU.
A'jujI; Lilme and KcluaS. B. Dole I
Walmea and Kkhau V, K, Rowcll ; liana'
lel-G. II, I'aloliau.
The acting chairman called the house to or
der al the appointed hour.
The roll-call of representative wis read
and all members elect responded.
On motion of Mr. Hitchcock a committee
consisting of Mers. Hitchcock, KauIU and
IUuchl were appointed In examine Ike ere
Jswdils of the mnniUrsW 1 and, on saoiina
.jr u- If sLu slui eMjutitfl a i......-. . a
Inspfcl Ihe cettiiicatef of election on file in
Ihe Interior office.
On motion of Minister Kanena. it was de
cided to request the chief justice to administer
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the oath of office to the new nobles j and Mr.
I I&trhnm ttila issrstwisnlvil lii rsnlf.a lh inniiail
s? ii 1 -ri7"""- ". i..n.i... 1
Mr. Dole asked an explinalioit t.r the fact
tha the appointment of Mr, Macfarlane to a j
-cai aiuonu mc noniei gave rnai oooy a mem
Iwrship of twenty one, the constitution pro
viilniL' fur twenty onlr. In rrnlv Mindtrr Kn
pent explained that Governor Kanoa hid re
signed his seat in Ihe nobles, Mr. Macfaitsne's
appointment lieing tn till the vacancy. Mr.
uoicncrepieil Hie explanation as salislictory.
Mr. Smith proposed that ihe assemfilv
should be supplied with the rules obtaining at
the session of iS8i. Some valuable time was
wasted In debate of Mr. Smith's business-like
'Ihechlel justice entered during the debate
ami admihisterrd the oath tn Mestrs. Walker,
.Martin ami Macfarlane ami to Ministers Gti
lick and Neumann, tl was not clear to Mr.
Kalua why Ihe oath wis administered lo Ihe
two ministers who were supjioscd to hare pre
viously taken the oath ol office. It was ex
plained that article 47 of the constitution
vMg.it ihe administration of the oath to each
member of the house. As Ills ministers sworn
in held their seats er nKiteihey wefe sworn.
reu .vi r.
Knlua, who made
the Inquiry, lhat the country was unlikely to
be injured by any-one Liking an 01th too much.
Mr. Kalua thought, however, that the dual
mill might lead to complications, "Complica
tions which Ihe member from I.ihaim will un
doubtedly be able to stralghlcn out," was the
The committee on credentials reported lhat
all were In order. In three cases original cer
tificates were not forthcoming, but duplicates
were on file In the interior office.
On motion of Mr. Smith the chief justice
was requested lo swear in the reprtsentalives.
Mr. Smith was appointed to make the request,
and the ceremony was carried through at once,
the members lieing sworn by islands, Hawaii
first and Molok.ii and Lanai, jointly, last.
On motion of Mr. Widemann the house pro
ceeded to the election of officers, Messrs.
Smith ami Nawahi being appointed tellers.
Mr. Bishop nominiteil acting-president
Rhodes for the permanent presidency. Mr.
Kaulukou nominated Governor Dominis. The
billot resulted in the election of Mr. Rhodes
by a vote of 24 to 23, the successful candidate
Mr. Rhodes nude a brief speech of thanks,
in substance as follows :
By the result of billot I havebeen appointed
lo preside over your deliberations. The
appointment is the highest honor which a
legislative IxkIv may innfer the honor of
presiding over deliberations of the highest
importance to the whole country. The pre
sent lime is one of grave importance in the
affairs of the kingdom. The responsibility of
a presiding officer would be great at any time ;
it is cscc.ally so now. I accept the office
with the responsibility attached, most earn
estly craving your support and co-operation.
I make no professions whatever ; but I believe
it to lie my imperative duty to act with the
strictest impartiality between every member of
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mi.- .i-s-tiiiiii), uenvi-cii mc iiuoisieis 01 me
kinu and the representative of the smallest
constituency in the kingdom. I hope lo have
no voice or thought in the business of the
session that is not in perfect accord with the
heart and brain of the assembly. It may be
mat 1 snail lan into error. II so. I crave your
Indulgence before hand.
The president elect then mounted the presi
dent's platform and again thanked his col
leagues for the honor conferred, expressing the
hope that Iheir joint deliberations would avert
impending danger and promote the permanent
welfare and prosperity of every person in the
On motion of M r. Cecil Iirown, Mr. Aholo
was elected v ice president. 'Ihe vote wasbv
show of hands and unanimous.
1 or secretary, Mr. Kalua nominated Mr. L.
A. Thurston, and Mr. Kaulukou nominated
Mr. K. A. Peirce, secretary of the preceding
session. 1 he latter vvav, elected, 29 to 10.
For scrgeant-at-arms, Mr. Kaululsou nomin
ated Mr. S. Nowlein, and Mr. Cecil Brown
nominated Mr. Vs. II. Halstead. The former
was elected, 27 to 20.
For chaplain, Rev, J. Waiimau was elected,
receiving 26 votes; Rev. V. P. Kahale8!
and Rev, J. M. Kealoha 3.
Mr. J. D. Holt was elected messenger over
.air. james .ualcmn.
Mr. V. L. Wilcox was unanimously elected
Mr. Samuel Kuula was elected janitor.
The financial report and estimates for the
ensuing biennial period were presented by Ihe
minister of finance ; and were laiJ on the
The minister of finance promised lo present
the appropriation bill soon.
On motion of Mr. Kalua a committee of five
was appointed to draft a reply to the king's
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and Lilikalani were apxinted
After prayer and readfng of the minutes the
oath of office was administered lo the vice
president, the secretary and the interpreter.
The president then announced the follow -in;;
Foreign Relations: Messrs. Cleghorn,
Dole, Aholo, Pilipo, Kaulukou.
Finance: Messrs. Godfrey Iirown, Keau
Smith, Nawahi, Ron ell.
Military : Messrs. Widemann, Kamakele,
Baker, Macfarlane, Nakaleka.
Public Lands and Improvements ; Messrs.
Dowsett, Kaai, Hitchcock, Kauwila, Richard
son. Judiciary: Messrs. Dole, Aholo, Cecil
Brown, Kalua, Hitchcock,
Sanitary : Messrs. Wilder, Kaunamano,
Kaiu-alii, Lilikalani. ,
Education t Mrssrs. Bishop, Isenberg,
Palohau, Martin, Kaunamano.
Agriculture and Commerce : Messrs. Isen
berg, Cleghorn, Gardner, Kaulia, Amara.
Accounts: Messrs. Frank Brown, Bush,
Kupihea, Judd, Nahinu.
Revision and Lnrollment : Messrs. Dominis,
Richardson, Cecil Brown, Kalua, Walker.
Printing: Messrs. Pilipo and Frank Brown.
Petitions were presented as follows t
By Mr. Kamakele, from Makawao, with 141
signatures, praying lhat the Jepcrs now at
Molokai and Kakaako be allowed lo return to
By Mr, Kanealii, from Wailuku, with 51
signatures, praying that no appropriation be
made for the mounted iwlice force,
By Mr. Kamakele, from Makawao, wills 147
signatures, praying thai Makawao be accorded
Resolutions were introduced as follow 1
By Mr, Baker, lo appropriate $3,000 for
the extension of King street.
By Mr. Kaulukou, to open Fort street lo
Pauoa Valley and lo appropriate $io,cxo for
By Mr. Gardner, Inappropriate $1,000 foi
a lock-up at Kipahulu.
By Mr. Kaulia, to appropiiale $So,coo for
work on ihe pall road.
Notice of intention to Introduce bills
were made as follows 1
By Mr, Godfiey Brown, to introduce an act
relating to the election pf representative.
By Mr. Smith, lo introduce the following
billst (1) an act relating to recording mam
l!e I (2) n acl lo amend Chapter 23 of the
Session I-itts of 18S2, relating tn the erection
of fire-proof buildings in Honolulu j (3) an act
to amend Section 1,441 of Ihe Civil Code 1 4)
an acl 10 amend .Section 8, Chapter i of ihe
Penal Code i (5) an act lo repeal C'lupier 26
of (he Session Law of 1SS1 and to amend
Sections 913 and 922 (.1 the Civil Code, relax
ing 10 the appointment of diiliict justices ; (0)
an act In amend Chapter 31 of the Session
Laws of i8bi relating to diseases among
By Mr. Kanealii. to Introduce an acl to
amend Chapter 47 of ihe Srsion Laws of 1876
relating to the- number of hours that shall con
stitute a dav ' labor,
By Mr, Dole, to introduce an act iiialing lo
Ihe descent of properly,
Mr. Keau, tulniioduecan actio amend
Section 19S of ihe ivil Ctile.
By Mr. Kalua, let niin.luce an act relating
lo Ihe relief of ihe poor.
By Mr. Kaulukou, lo introduce an act In
amend the law relating to the beard of esluca,
lion, and lo establish a university in the king
dom. By Mr. Kalua, to Introduce an act o amend
rule 59 of the standing rulos of the assembly,
By Mr. Kaulukou, (o Introduce an act o re
peal Chapter 9 of the Sion Lawof 1876,
relating to Intermediary Courts. AUo, an act
to re-enact an act ftialing lo circuit judge.
Upon the assembly being reminded by the
PtssvUlcnt that the report of Ihe iniaUtcr uf
finance hail ban laid m the tabic, ami that a
motion with regard to Its (wing printed tnd
circulated would now 1 in order, A4r. Smith
moved Us dwiilwlloo. Carried,
On motion uf Mr, llkclMck Ike printing
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VVEOMJtlAV 9 JMS10-.
Petitions were presented as follows!
By Mr. Kamakele, from Makanad,kwiih IJI
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having large lnmii.es. ny tne same rnemlwr,
,(ne wi,, ,jf, nature,, that the king give,
ou, of im. tmwl, )lnj, ,w0 nctt, lr) ta3,"Lnt
By Mr. Kanralll, that an appropriation be
nude fortl second bridge at Woihee.
hy'Mr. (Janlner, lhat a leper hospital I
built at It.ina.
By Mr. Kaulia, from Krntaupoko, that $So,
000 lie appropriated for Pali road.
By Mr. Kauwila, tint the government sup
ply medicines to residents of Puna Districi,
Minister Gllnnn presented report of loan!
Bills and resolutions were read for the first
time os follows:
By Mr. Kalua, a joint resolution tn amend
Rule 50, of ihe Standing Rules of the Assem
bly, so as to appoint committers on appropria
tions, engrossing and miscellaneous subjects.
By Mr. Smith to repeal Chapter 26 of the
Session baws of 18S2 ami to te-enad Section
91,1 and ojl ol Ihe Civil Cnile, relating to Ihe
appointment of district justices. Passed tn
second reading. Also, nn act lo amend Sec
tion 8, t hapte r 12, of the Penal Code lelating
lo libel. Passed to second trading. Alw), an
act to amend J2 of the Session Laws of 1882,
relating to the erection of fireproof buildings
within certain limits in Honolulu. Passed to
second reading. Also, a lull lo amend Sec
tion 1442 of Ihe Civil Code, relating to the In
corporation of stock comtianies. Passed lo
Nuttcc of Introduction of bills and rcsolu
lions was made as follows :
By Mr. Lllikalani, a bill to amend the law
relating lo intoxicants. Also, tine lo regulate
opium licenses. Also, to renew the reciprocity
treaty. Also, to provide for the re-engagement
of Chinese who hive completed contracts and
remain here as vagrants, or else return them to
By Mr. Palohau, to amend Section I, Chap
ter 5 of the Session I.aw of 1878 relating to
the sales and leases of government lands.
By Mr. Keau, lo amend Sections 261, 26c;
Ann 200 nt the livii 1 ode, relating to Ihe ap
pointmrnt and pay of deputy sheriffs.
By Mr. Kamakele, lo amend Section 780 of
tne livii cuie, relating 10 the number ol the
representatives Ol Ihe coplcin the legislature,
Bill" and resolutions w ere offered as follow!
By Mr, Keau, to appropriate $2,500 to im
prove 111c roan irom lung sireetto the Insane
Asylum. Referred. Also, that $8,oro br ap
propriated to extend Hotel Street westward.
By Mr. Kaulukou, lhat $1,000 lie appro
priate! to extend School Street to the Insane
By Mr. Nawahi, that the minister of finiuce
be rcqucstcil to slate at whit lime the $725,
000 of the new coinage liecame Hawaiian cur
tency. The minister of finance promised to
siinmii to tne asscmtny a privy-council resolu
tion bearing upon the subject. Resolution
laid over tilt next day.
Br Mr. Hitchcok, to require the secretary to
furnish a detailed statement of the amount of
pay ment In officers, cost of printing, engrossing
and sundries for the session of 1882.
By Mr. Kaulukou, that the consideration of
Ihe appropriation bill be made the special
order of the day for Mondays and Wednesdays
101 one inoniu, luiunieiicing on .vionoay next.
The Minister of Finance, under suspension
of the rules, read the appropriation bill by its
line, lor tne first time, i-asseu to -ccond
Mr. Hitchcock moved that all bills on lieiug
passed to second reading, shall pass to the
Petitions were presented as follows :
lly iMr. Kamakele, praying lhat persons
serving under contract be exempt from lalior
uiiinia)&, in oilier 10 avuiu urcaKing me DaO'
bath. I-aid on table.
By Mr. Kauwila, praying lhat Ihe general
road supervisor be dismissed and supervisors
UST .l)1'l!tlll iui men tusiiici.
By Mr. Gardner, praying lhat kahunas (doc
tors) be allowed to practice.
By Mr. Kavvila, $5,000 to improve roads in
Puna District, Hawaii.
Mr. Godfrey Brown, chairman of the finance
' committee, presented a report showing the
heads Of expenditures for the session of 1SS2,
amounting to $24.10.17.
Messrs. Kaula and Dole read drafts of the
reply to the kings speech ; the former in Ha
waiian, the latter in Kngbsh.
Resolutions were offered as follows :
By Mr. Richardson, to have-a committee ap
pointed to raice cnarge 01 an inns anei joint res
olutions ordered to be engrossed. Carried.
Messrs. Kichartlson, Kowcll anU I rank Brown
By Mr. Hitchcock, lhat the minister of
finance be requested to explain the liscrcancy
between an item in the finance committee's re
port and the printed report of the minister of
By Mr. Nawahi, to furnish newspapers to
tne house. Discussion pro and con, ami mo
tion finally withdrawn.
By Mr. Dole that $1,000 be appropriated for
a general hospital al Lihuc.
By Mr. Dole that the ministers be requested
lo stale their Hlicy regarding immigration.
The minister of foreign affairs said the minis
ters would present a statement next Monday.
By- Mr. Cecil Brown, to appropiiale $3,000
for a court house and lock up al Koolauloa.
By Mr. Pilipo, to appropriate $250x3 for im
prov ihg road between Kailua and Huchue,
North Kona, Hawaii.
By Mr. Nahinu, to appropriate $10000 for
roans in nouin nona, Hawaii.
By Mr. Kupihea, lo oppropriate $4000 for
a wharf at Pukoo, Molokai.
lly .Mr. Cecil iirown, lo vote SI 000 lo par
for criminal prosecution until passage of
appropriation bill. Withdrawn.
By Mr. Frank Brown, to appropriate $1000
lor re-erecting ihe fcwa bridge-.
By Mr. Nakaleka, to appropriate $3000 for
a wnati at rtaunakakai, .Molokai.
By Mr. Kaulia, to appropriate $10000 for
improving the road from Koolaupoko, Wat
manalo and Koolaidaa.
lly Mr. Kawia, to appropriate $2,000 to
build a wharf at Puna, Hawaii.
By Mr. Kaunamauu, lhat the commission on
codification of laws be instructed to complete
the work within two months, and that each
member be lurnishcel with copies in r.nglivh
By Mr. Gardner, to appropriate $l,ooo for
a wharl at a Kipahulu, Maui.
By Mr. Nawahi, to apprpriate $5,000 for a
railroad from Ililo to the llamakua district.
Notice of intention la introduce bills was'
made al follows 1
By Mr. Dowtetl, relating lo the incorpora
tion of the banking firm known as Bishop si
By Mr. Cecil Brown, a joint resolution to
provide for the $1,000 required for criminal
Br Mr. Kaulia, bill to amend section 41.
Chapter 54, of the Session laws of 1882, which
at present reads a follows: "The assessor
sliall, on or before (lie first day of September
in each yeai send written noiices to those own
ers of real estate within their resiiecliv (district.
and within this Kingdom, describing the prop,
erty assessed to them, and slating Ihe proposed
By Mr. Kesn, a bill to increase Ihe imwers
of the cominissionci ol water-rights and right
Mr, Ukalanl read for the fust time a bill to
regulate the importation, manufacture and sale
By Mr, Palohau, a bill lo collect Uses from
Chinese v strains. Also a bill lo provide lhat
tax receipts of employes shall not I retained
By Mr. Frank Brnwn, a Sunday law.
By Mr. Cecil Brown, a bill relating lo tur
keys and other Hawaiian wild birds.
Mr. Smith read for tbe first lime, a bill to
amend Chapter 34of Ihe Session Laws of liSi,
"lo provide for the suppression of diseases
among animals in ihe Hawaiian Kingdom."
Tbe attorney general presented his report
for the UcnnUI period.
The minister of finauce presented a copy of
the lesoluiion adopted by Ihe pilvy council.
regarding Hawaiian stiver.
Mr, V, L. N ileus was appointed translator
for the house.
Fmmv's Stios Sum Day.
Petitions were presented as follows s
Uy Mr. Kamakele, $2,000 for the road in
Hy Mr. Aholo, wjtb but one signature
(Kaiicpuu), for the ski of a Hawaiian uWlssri
ary. By Mr, Amara, $l,ooQfMlrit lutpfovsswM
of roads in th Disttkt at WaJaUss) also, a
petit too praying lhat tbe sriuin uf Wslmsw
be made pail of the Bit! list ut WaWia.
Hy Mr. Ksxvu, $.faa frst o naming ft saatt Gf
fJf4E4tJ taWftlMsMsss jUlMUKisla asSsl Lssf sjfcj fatf IMsTii
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By Mr, Kaulukou, $7,500 for Ihe Kallhl
Resolution were Introduced a follows :
By Mr. Kalua, that the minister be re
quested to furnish to every member of this As
sembly with the Session Laws of 1SS2, in both
language, i arrletl.
By Mr. Gardner, that the sum of $3,000 le
appropriate.! for Improving the Pali nnd at
isooiau irom rseanae to i-zopuoia, ijmrici 01
By Mr. I'lllno. that $1,000 be appropriated
for a Con 1 1 home and lock-tip at North Kona.
By Mr. halna, thai the Ikurd of Htwalhn
Genealogy report to Ihe asswnWy within two
Br Mr. Gardner, lhat $SooIii atmrmirtalnl
for the landing at Kenie, Hans.
lly Mr. iSahinn, lhat 1 1. coo Iw appropri
ated for a court house ami lock-up at Rotiih
By Mr. Rowcll.lhit $0,300 be apprnprhttsl
for roads, bridges, etc, in Ihe Distrfa of Wal
mea ami the Island ol .Mitmn.
Notice lo Introduce bill ami resolutions
were made a follows 1
lly Mr. Dole an act rebating to laws on mar
riages and dcnlli.
By Mr. Naw.ihi, an act fnrlktdfm2 the Intro
duction of anything explosive.
ny .sir. Kaulukou, a loan net lo rife 10.
txxi.too for Constructing raihvari and tele
Mr. Cecil Brown read for the first time an
act requesting the minister of fimtt lo (say
il,ox) to Ihe attorney geirtral forth espetsses
iui vuitsikiiuii 111 luminals. jn wimp. I.SWTI OS,
the rule it wn read the second tirm hv its title.
and referred to the" engro- nient rortimltlce ft it
its mini trading hattinia).
House adjournal until to-day, Saturday,
May 3rd, nt 10 a. m.
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On Friday morning last a rcut wti circu
lated that Captain Cook, with tun or three
men, had run away wild the little schooner
Kapinlini. Tills minor soon spiead throuuh
the city and excited coinidcrabli' comment
pro and con. It was ascertained that he hml
purchased a nautical almanai. , cIhu! nnd
other requisite for navigating the drcpscat;
mat nc nan men 10 purchase a cenqms 01
Pcircc & C11.1 also lhat on Thursday there
hatl been taken nn Ixrird the Kapiotani some
provisions as freight and a cask of beef, and
water casks filled In view of a voyage. TJie
suspicion of Mr. John C'ollnirn, the principal
owner of the schooner, were excited by Ihe
rumor he heard about town, nnd mure so
when he received a dispatch that Ihe Kapin
lani hatl been sighted off Diamond Head,
standing lo the southwest. Mr. Colbarn lakl
the matter before the authorities, and on
Saturday morning the strainfr (X K. Bishop
was chartered, and an application made to
Governor Dominis for an aimed fofciT, and At
5 P.M. the C. R. Bishop, under command of
Capt. W. Davies, with Deputy-Marshal
Dayton and Captain Kalolii and ten soldiers
with arms and a l$ft. cation, and with a
week's rationt, left the whatf in liot (mrstiit of
the mining schooner. Marshal Dayton offered
$25 reward In the man who first sighted the
schooner, and on Sunday, at 9 A M., she was
sighted and captured nt 12 si,, from Honolulu
bearing N. V.. by N., distant So or 'jo miles,
and 125 miles from Nawiliwili Heads, Kauai,
They returned at once and arrived in port
Monday morning at 5 o'clock, when a salute
was fired from a cannon on shore, the captain,
J. W. Cook, mate, Henry Hantcy, and crew
consisting of James Swan and M. Boylan
were taken to the Station House.
Their arrival in the city created a great stir
which has not yet subsided. There was a
manliest ) mpalhy for the so called buccaneers,
as was evidenced by a collection which was
taken, amounting to about $lSo, towards
securing a competent attorney and paying
other expense of Ihe trial.
On Thursday afternoon Mr. Justice Bicker
Ion called the case and Cap'- J- V. Cook,
Henry Hanley, James Swan and . Boylan
were charged with barratry by running away
with the schooner Kapiolam and cargo, on or
about April 25th, the vessel being valued at
about $1,500, and being the properly of J. F.
Colburn, W. Bartholomew, and W. C. Akans.
.Mr. J. M. .Davidson appeared for Cook, Mr.
John Russell for Swan. The sul-stance of the
evidence thus far is as follow : Mr. McCand
less delivered 1 00 lbs Iw-eflo Swan last week
for Kapiolanl. Mau CWp shipped four bag of
flour by Kapiolanl and Cook signet) receipt ;
told Clip he was going to Uwa. Hoo Sam
delivered liox of clothinc to Cook for I!wa.
K. Van Doom sold chart anil quadrant to
Cook. Colburn saw Cook and told hint not
to go till next morning ; said Cook got one
half of gross earning ami furnished the crew;
the schooner had never been lo Kauai since
he owned her. Cook stated that he was mis
ter of the Kopiolani, that his arrangement was
to sail schooner on share-, to go and
come as he pleased, except when
Colburn had something special to do;
had intended going to Evva, then to Kauai,
but through calm and drifting got out of our
course; was asked by Swan lo stand to the
southward and was otTercd $10 for whoever
first sighted n brig expected from the coast.
Disclaimed any idea of running away.
All lour were committed.
Tbe Advertiser, prior to tbe election
of the officers of tbe legislature, took
occasion in two of its Nsues to rebeane
the merits of Mr. E. A. Pierce and to
give no undisguised hint a, to'thc pro
priety of re-electing that gentleman to
the secretaryship of the house. What
may have moved that journal to so
tender and special a solicitude for the
successful candidacy of Secretary
Pierce, vve do not pretend to say. But,
if Mr, Pierce could be recommended
for his former efficiency in his clerical
duties, and efficiency alone was the
recommendation, we fail to see why the
principle should not have had a more
general application, and why a
secretary who has served only one term
of the legislature should be represented
as so pre-eminently deserving, while
the president of the assembly, occupy
ing a far more important KMtion, and
who has served not only one term, but
many, who h and has been long known
in the community not only for hh high
moral worth but as a presiding officer
of acknowle'dgedability and one noted
ly impartial in his rulings, should tie
deemed unwotthy of even a passing
compliment. The strenuous efforts
made by the Administration jiarty to de
feat the election of lion. Godfrey
Rhodes has a suspicious look, when
none can challenge either his ability or
integrity of purpose. A disposition to
cover up the tangled state of affairs,
seems to le the only reasonable ex
planation of the objection, on the part
of the Administration party, to Mr.
Rhodes as president of the assembly
as with the president lies the appoint
ment of standing committees ; and Mr.
Rhodes U known for his love of fair
ness and proer investigation in such
matters. More especially does this ob
jection to Mr. Rhodes carry with it an
ugly look, iu he is not, strictly speak
ing, of the Independent tiartv. and has
always been known ai a gentleman of
conservative tendencies. Had the op-
tUkss,lf intl ntli'ihlllrs' il Ifiitiwitietis rnul
or any'ono-sideer measure to engineer
tnrougn me nouse, Air. Kiiocies would
never have been its nominee.
The minister of finance U UMutty
civil, if not modest whatever imy Wf
his weakness or lack of tiuaJUVcatton b'r
his position. His report to the togU
lature at least the first stikkin i
alike discreditable to the mirvMer's
good taste and to hi intelligence., Uut
he hu been particubirly unkHtuuaftt in
hu selection of n person tQ write the
chapter of hi report which relate to
the currency, liy thU unfortunate tc.
lion he W made to ajiiiear M the Mslhor
01 m wmbHion w sssvci temper.
kv mm. igno'Mtce of vthicn lie
bwsKy have Ucn guilty. Had kt I
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