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'I he exsent e of the intlic tment d.iinxt
the present ministry is not rlenrlv un
derstood In all. It is not thot there is
woof that any minister lifts stolen
money; hut that the ministry has done
kX-rtain unconstitutional and illeiral nrt
whereby the money of the people ha
iiecn misappropriated. Some of H has
also been missent So far as i on-di-tution
and statute re concerned it is
indifferent how nuhlit money has been
expended, providing it has not Iwen
ln!tfnll) expended. livery evasion
of the cabinet cm this x)int is a sub
terfuge. The bent friends of anyiab
met official can frame no wttixfrtctnij
excuse for the unlawful nature oi his
action. 'I he Appropriation Ad of
1882 left no loophole for transfers of
funds. The auditing ad was meant
to reinfonc the appropriation ad b
forcing ministers to cover realisations
into the treasury. If an) cabinet officer
has seen fit to deceive himself on this
point, and has thereby thrown dust in
the eyes of the public, he has not stu -1
ceded in deceiving the men who think.
And now, more than ever before lure,
the men who think arc coming to the
front and are asserting themselves.
These men arc of all classes artisans;!
merchants, .small tradesmen, and pro
fcssionals. The cabinet -as a cabinet
has made unlawful use of public money.
On that issue its members ought to go
nvn rw.iri: si ir.u.
The majority report of tRe commit
tee of thirteen .tiipointcri by the presi
dent of the legislature to examine into
"the police x stem nf the rotiiPrv, the
mounted police and the prisons."
has been rend in the assembly Know
itiE the independent character of
some of the gentlemen of the com
mittcc. and their devotion to the legis
lative duties they have heretofore leen
1.1:1 1 r.nimr t r it inmr,
In every great movement which di
xides soci'et) into opiiosing forces, the
members of each party represent vary
ing combinations of intelligence, en
thusiasm and honestv . in which now
one and now another of the qualities)
stands at the head, as the initial motive.
It is a rare and fortunate combination
in which all these qualities have equal
development. The thinker often fails
.:mi s..t 7 m 1; rtinri:i:i)ius.
cpiPAv . rtn lovrtstrn
Mr ti. llrown; "His majesty's ministers
have termed this report an indictment M)
understanding nf the term Indictment i what
is presented agaiust criminal ; thtt is .1 erlnti
nal proceeding, in fact. Now, if tlie attorney
general wishes in place himself anil his enf
league in this rmsiiion, of course I hue no
objection to oirer. Mj understanding is that
tlie functions of the finance committee are to
make a remrt to the house of the financial
arts am) proceedings of the ministry, ami the
routed t appropriate pm-rrnment funds? lcclcd to do so All I can say is t have pains
Second - hete is. ami whtner conn's the not to retain one dollar of lie public money,
authority of the minister of finance to disburse . and I ttaict ihis money wa not ictittnetl enr-
fnnd speehtlly appropriated by the Irci statu re? ' Her. A oon aatl error was dlscosercd it
rliirdIlas this money lieen spent or is it still 1 wa corrected.
'"-". .,.! .:. ,.r.i. .:.... 1. .,.,,; report i.l tlie nuance committee is it true anil
called Upon to perform, we confess to w api ' u- ' ""- ""''""! faithful anal)i of the proceedings of his
.some .sunrise at the very mild character! tlioitBl.t has less rie clop.nent than in . mi- iy. Mti We ,,, cmMte,
of their views as therein expressed. We
are well aware that upon this commit
tee there arc a majority whose sjmn.uh
ies run strong!) with the administra
tion, and that in order to conciliate
these sufficiently to obtain their in
dorsement 111 common with those of the
nminitter belonging to the opposition
in the treeisut) ? I say this tnone) is tlie
iwoples money, lint the ministers hotil it in
spite of joii. The power of this Icgitlrdtite ii
the pncr of the purse. If you lose that you
sslll neser recover it. I lieflevr a delibertic
attempt is Iielng made to take that from you."
Ily Mr. Kawahi - This is the second day
ihc assembly has lieen weighing the ministry.
I have lieen a representee for twelveyears, and
on live different occasions I have lieen n mem
ber of the finance committees, that lias had
to ss cifih different mlnisterics. The fir t two,
the decision of the committee was su lalneil
and llir cabinets went out. 1 he third time an
addition wa made to Ihe commlt.rc, a
meinliet who is no miinsKr ol loreign
affairs. lie and I worked trgether
himself The enthusiast often dis- ami natichtsel down in malice, although Ihc
trusts the apparent hesitancy of the ' report Is necessarily hone)cmnlied wuh un
thinker, and clamors for instant action. 1 1,,-"' "npalatahle truths. You mas
.,., ' 1 1 . ;. I remark, Mr. ( hainnan, that not a -ingle
I he uncompromisingly honest man is .,.,, u..tKt contradicted, nor a .incle
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c men wiJigtiic- . ... ins ... c.,.w.r... w, ,uef,n .mpuKtie... vve nave me oate am . ,, c folim , he ministers w-antinR a Td the riswdre In the chairm.ns remtrks, a stronis , has said aUml money havinc len drawn from Walker In the chair.
the action 01 HIS ICIIOWS mat lie reiuseprooi 01 every y ,"cr. , e,ceiienc ine a)nd cn ou lMt M,,wrli ttl, the I bitter cspteis.n to-vards myself. It wa 1 the. treasury, for which there wav no appro After rscess sections
to cc oncrate with men who are honest , attorney general has iiecn ipitsi to commenl ..n,,.r $ An on i19) emmittee we m narerl Uuriirlse to me and t recret its minlfestntloi. 1 nilalion, the explanation is no cstilaiialion. i tvncd. with the escein
tv forhtinw for the same end. Ill order "", . l,cr,,onncl ,e """"fe committee, lo eiK, tT,e cnblnet but they left. Socn after ! Kefcrrinc to the remarks I made alwut Mr. I 'l he first day the tnvmlxrs of Ihe cabinet 1 struck out. Section 1 a read that
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There Is no necessity to dwell
upon this matter as if t had nude a mistake
Intentionally, htresshas been mule that I
per cent, aildillontl had been paid to tax as
sessDts. With repaid to this district it was
thought a little idv.mre should lie made, as a
a large decrease in the taxation of the ciiy was
esiccted. Hut the real estate was brou "lit up
so as to nearly cover the loss, still the minister
of fine. ice had made thetaise, The chairman nf
Ihc ccimmiltee has made strictures upon me
for having partfout nf Public funds for thlnps
for coronation, A $io,txxi was not mfiicicni,
a fund for incidental expenses was protidud,
whicli was tantamount to jioooo tiein pro
he had convtrsctl with the gentleman nn the contracts relating to Portuguese tmnngrallnn
s.tnic subject. He maintained that the minis- during the past two years. Coiiled.
ter nf finance was prohibited from paying out Ily Mr. Motl mfth. rchting to Japanese
moneys collected as tases for objects tiientmnixl immigration.
in the loan fund, dcntlcmcn, my opinion is Ilillswerc read for the list time as follows
It Is no man's business to take money out t( Ily Minister Neumann, to prevent unlawful
the treasury and put it Kick Into Knottier I ectct assor'allons Read a second time by Its
treasury. That money is out of your reach, I title and referred lo judiciary committee.
and t don't sec how jou can get Control of it Ily Mr. bishop, to authorise the minister of
acam. It is out of your control, and the mln i finance to mv over lo Hie treasurer of the
istersjoend It as they like. , Queen' Hospital $7,ol I.St. Head a second
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.tir. i;uic i oner u icsdiuuuu (lint inei
time hv its title and passed to engrossment
Minister Kaiietia prescnteti a statement
the amount received by tax collcelnrs
iiKinct lor iasj.
Minister Clulick, a statement of privilege
commitlte rise and adopt the report with the
following amendments : 'That the assembly
express its want of confidence in Ihe present
ministry." I'.vcrv time the ministers cot noon
Iheir feci they sank deeper in the mire. I.lkc granted by the government to the Oceanic
lassoed bullocks, Ihe mote they wriggled and Mramship company. Urdcred lo be primed,
stummed to ect awav front theft cantors, they The order of the day was as follows i
vided by the assembly. All the bills r,frrcd onl) drew the rope tighter round their necks. Second reading of a bill to Incorporate a
lo were lo provide a proper celebration of that I do not see that they have mode any pi ogress' gas company in Honolulu, to lie considered in
greaUevenl, the coronation. I was sorr lo whatever. As to what the attorney general , committee of Ihc whole. Auditor (icneral
A friend has addressed a private
communication to the editor of this
paper which contains the following
thought : "The trouble with the news
nancrs in Honolulu is that each has
sonic hotly in office that it wants to
protect. This the Press denies so far
as It is concerned.l Permit mc to offer
for your perMial the comment of the
New Vork Hour on the recent (".rant
and Ward failure. Its application may
readily be made. I mean this in all
friendship. It is no disparagement
upon vour sincerity; but it docs reflect
upon vour good judgment." The ex
tract is as follows:
'I hough the bulk of the people, from
Iheir superficial manner of looking al such
matters, may take what they are pleased to
rail .i "charitable view," of the sins of those
high in .minority, and whom the) have always
thought pungonsof virtue and business in
tegrity, Iheie is a saving remnant which judges
men and their acts from a loftier and sounder
moral point of view. One bears their com
nienls in iiiivatc every day; and the great
"moral dailies," which are never tired of parad
ing their own virtue and zeal in well-doing,
ought to reflect Ihc sentiments of this clav,.
llut, alas, tlie) do not. Principle is sacrificed
toxlicy. 'Ihe personal relations of the ed
itor with some of tlioe "in trouble" or with
their intimate friends arc such that all com
ment on Ihe "incident" is stifled. The aftair
is very "unfortunate" and "will cause great
pain,' or "supn.e, .iii.i, ci !.- i- .
Of the old Itonian vituc that would punish
wrong-doing because it was wrong-doing
there is not a trace. Unhappy days for the
republic when this sympathy for criminals of
high degree shall ptevent a jut, Icatlcss and
.scathing condemnation o( their misdeeds!
There can bo no ouesiion of the point
sought to be established that iheeditor
of the 1'iess lias neen uiinti 10 mc mis
conduct of Minister Neumann. The
charge has been overdraw.!; although
it contains an clement of truth. Too
long has this association with men like
iVibson and Gulick been tolerated. I le
hns acknowledged his total lack of the
moral fibre of reform by condoning the
acts of his associates after they have
been nroven criminally incompetent
tn hold office. Mr. Dole's censure of
tlie attorney general had our unquali
fied endorsement. lie has taken
office before he has had time to
understand our institutions or our
laws He has chosen to take office
lu-forr the neoiile have come to know
him. The people do not know him,
do not trust him and judge him by the
company he keeps ; he has no right to
quarrel with a result brought about
solely by bis own action.
The Hawaiian and, at times, other
papers and other persons have been
trying to snatch Mr. fiulick as a brand
fiom the burning. We cannot sec
the justice of any such exception. He
has shown total'incompetence in the
discharge of a great many important
trusts. Why should he be executed
fiom general condemnation of a minis
try that has neither the respect nor
the confidence of the community?
There is but one way out of it ths
One-of the most treachetous words
in the English language i that inno
cent looking noun "Kxpediency." It
Jus made many a good man go wrong.
It has "dug jiitfalN for the unwary
feet of numberless well-meaning men
who meant to walk in righteous paths,
yet who followed their grave-digger's
jack o'Liiitein atlown the tangled lanes
of indirccfiou to inevitable doom. If
there isouc yord in the dictionary which
the public men and the voters of Hawaii
ought to ax nid It is tha' wurd "H-xe-diciicy."
Just now the planter class is
practicall) unanimous in its condemna
tion of the present ministry Hut the
recoid of the planter class in the imme
diate just lusiiotalwasloenontheside
of uncompromisingly' legal government.
The planters have needed laborers
and they have lieen willing to stretch a
j-ood many points to secure those
iii,r..rs Abide whileago.agood many
most respectable men would have
Ir-cii willing to smile complacently at
Mich infringements of constitution and
Uw as those whereby the present min
istry have expended ovei $180,000, in
excess of the lawful appropriation, in
tlie nutter of immigration of labor, rs.
Mnu at last -there seenw In be con-
i-crt of action, a united determination
nJC'seever) constitutional and lawful
mean to get rid of the worst cabinet
the naltoiJ ver endured . and if Mr
Fncdiency ici m ,l,c w-ay ,,IC orlers
arc to cut off lib traitorous kiw.
f x .- in '
The bank chaicr Is dead 35 lo 2.
Tills is a triumph for sound govern
ment ami the protest of common sense.
The loan act is mandator) as to how
its credit account shall be kept, tlie
Advertiser lo tie conu.ii) ,......
I to any report which might-be made, the
neccasit) would arise for no little com
promise and trimming of sentiment. It
is, however, a question in our minds
whether a majorit) report, thus shorn
of nine It of its forte, would be prefer
able to a more definite and outspoken
report from a minority. It is true that
those signing such a report arc not
limited 111 its discussion before the
house, to the uttcrnti' cs there made,
and it may be this fact, that has most
largely tended lo induce the signatures
of some who entertain very decided
opinions as to the necccsily of sweep
ing reforms 111 the police and prison
systems of thetotintry, and the espe
cial necessity of meeting the needs ol
the limcst by the, ,-ippointment of more
capauic ami cuiricrii owners 111.111 .u
present arc in control of such .iffairs.
These we hope to hear during ihc pro
spective discussion of the report upon
the tpiestion of its adoption or rejec
tion, and that they will speak in no
uncertain tones we have every reason
and right, to expect. It may be as
unpleasetit for members of the com-
milcc, who arc upon iricnnly terms
with the marshal! or certain of the
I head sheriffs of the islands as us, to
condemn them for their offictal in
competency but wc trust that friend
ship in such a case will be made alto
gcthe subservient to the weightier
considerations of official fitness and
tlie public good. However many per
sons friends Marshal Parke may have in
this coinmuntiy, there are few, even of
these, who believe biiji capable of effi
ciently filling the very important office
he now holds; and the sentiment of the
community is strongly and almost uni
versally adverse to the idea of tlicfil
ness of some of his pets holding high
office under him. We have met a fn;
who, while agreeing with us entirely
in our opinion nf the official incompet
ency of the marshall, have at the same
time expressed a disinclination to see
any changes made al present, upon the
ground that untlerthe prevailing system
of favoritism in the selection of officers,
the place might be filled, by some one
infiitely less competent than the pre
sent incumbent. Such a thing, though
possible, would be very unlikely, and
would show a state of affairs even more
lamentable than we would anticipate.
The report says: "A change is need
ed in the manner of the performance
of the duty of the marshal and the
oeputy iii.u-dial.'' We should think so
too, when nearly all the work done by
cither is office work and largely of a
clerical nature, which might, as the
committee says, "lie done by compe
tent clerks." The out-door supervision
of policemen on duty is wholly neglected
so that neither discipline nor effei tive-
ness is to be expected, anil shamelul
irregularities in the conduct of subor
dinates are allowed to exist and go un
checked. At present we will not go
into details, but can bring forward num
berless facts, well authenticated, in sup
port of such an assertion. Hut this is
not the worst; the tendency seems to
be in many instances to ignore or ex
cuse such facts even though they be
brought directly to notice. The ihics
tion in such erases seems to be more,
as to bow the informer shall be found
out and marked, than as to the truth of
the charges made. Had the Marshal
half attended to his duty, be would
have known something of the dis
graceful farts which called for the
recent official investigation of prison
matters. Notwithstanding his vaunted
prescience, and his "thirty-four years"
of exjicricnce, he bad first to be told of
these facts through the newspapers,
after they had became stale scandal in
the community. The very remarkable
sagacit) which led him to discover and
announce the cause of the late
jailor's death as " accidental " before
any evidence bad been heard in the
matter, was, in the more recent case,
singularly wanting. The Marshal is re
minded, in the language of the icporl,
that : " Property interests, and the pro
portion of the foreign population, have
grown rapidly in tne past lew years,
net a style 01 administration auaptcti
to the wants ot ten years ago, is not
adequate to the stale of affairs which
novve.xists, also thatit isnecessaryto"re
iterate, that the blame for the lack
of disrlipljne and efficiency of the jio
lice department of the kingdom, should
not be charged to the system or the
class of constables employed ; but to
the lack of supervising officers possessed
of the requisite qualifications" If the
words of the committee mean anything,
ial mail) people, having different etl- J prCsitcnt if itilsi amemMr- His reins
imtniuce, lo eiKl, tl,e cttbinet but they left. Socn after
Is ol tlie ,j f,t.n, b,h into the scales himself. Now it
irks were hc.iinetn ins, t nnt ngnin on (he committee,
. . nnd colled uinin to weigh my Irtcnd. I nm
,u ,lil no. . . . . ' . . n ' . .
spl.tiiallon. I passed, with the exception of No 7 which was
itrotiriii .inil rnntlictimr interests, there-In Impertinent as Ihcy were unailled
fore looking at public questions froniipcenency nasa.so nmrmeo us ma ne oki noi m Uil i,,,!,!, matter as we
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hc i.iigtisn iireiiy wen lor no jimc.ican.
I do not doubt the assertion. I presume that
he also speaks Hebrew pretlywcll for a dcr
man. llis statement tegatding his want of
knowledge of Hawaiian lawhasbccn so ell
demonstrated to this house, that Ihc confess
Ion of his ignorance will doubtless be heattil)
varying points ot view, may ne nrougni
into such substantial accord that effec
tive co operation shall be possible, it is
necessary that the intelligence, enthu
siasm and honest) shall receive each
its full share of recognition. The
Kenu. he simke of litem as a slur. 1 onlv 'barelv alluded to the more serious chaiees of
siHikeofhim a the honorable member did Him- (the report. The second day the minister of
self. I spoke courtcousl) and honoriddy of I foreign alfaiis does not think that they have ytart.
in 1 Ihe gentleman, and the lionoiablc mcmlicr 1 misappropriated public liinds. ihe Until day 1 Mr. Dole,
thinkers may have the brain of Von I indorsed by and meet Ihc unqualified approval
Mritbrnm t in 1 tin heart of "( hmese " 01 tne incinncrs mine nssemniy. ills excel
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Gordon, and vet be disqualified from
leadership by his lack of initiative. The
enthusiast ma) have every other intel
lectual quality save prudence and )ct
be disqualified by his rashness from the
leadership of an) thing. The honest
man must have both brains antl artlor
or he cannot lead, The leader needed
is the man whose intelligence compels
assent, whose magnetism inspires enthu
siasm, whose honest) begets trust,
"breadth in leadership, harmony in the
ranks,'' xay.s l-'incrson. Kvery legisla
tor, every public speaker, every news
paper writer in Hawaii ought to take
sides on ihe great question of whether
the present cabinet shall or shall not go
out. On the side of those of us who
believe "yes" on this question, broad
leaders are indispensible, and not less
so is harmony among the ranks and
they mean that the majority of the
committee realize the fact that the o
lice denartment is deplorably inefficient,
and that this inefficiency is the result of
continuing an Incompetent man at its
head. Now it is well known that many
other incompetents throughout the
country, in this department, arc held
m office mainly, 11 not soieiy, inrougn
the personal friendship and exofficio
Inlluenrc ol its ncaii cxcciiem gen
tlemen erhajis, and perhaps to be es
teemed for their iersonal woith , but
none the less incompetent in office.
Now, o long as such a state of affairs
exists, this community must expect the
legitimate consequences, and lie sur
prised at nothing irregular, absurd or
even illegal in conduct pf subordinates
We must not be surprised that these
should be unacquainted with the pro
per nature of their duties under Ihe
ivv. that thev should noi know when a
warrant is necessary for the arrest ot an
individual, and when not, or that in this
respect, they should y more attention
to the supposed social standing of an
individual than to the nature of his
condua. that thev should act as self
constituted arbiters and advisers in
civil nutters wherein they properly
have no kind of concern,; and In snort
do all manner of things which the law-
does not requ'ue of them, and nrgtect
I'rchensile, sinuous and adhesive sir,
Clinging, entangling and fast-sticking
You well begin your screed with a half
truth, "That you have drawn upon the loan hind,
Tor immigration (which the laws allow)
And bridges, roads and such like " (which
The laws do not) perhaps is true." Nay sir,
Tlterc'ii no "perhaps." Vent have.
True 'tis that you have been an "out" your
self And mouthed it with the loudest for reform,
llut you forget to mention it was you
Who plugged the "transfer" loophole in
Th'appropri.ition bill whereb) 'twas said
Kach minister may spend for public ends
The money in his bureau. 110 (cnl more.
" You cannot carry " (oor " Kapena's sin- 1
" You cannot carry" Charlev "(lulick's" load I
True, sir, enough your own to bend 10
A broader, stouter luck than yours, Sir
You solve the problem shrewdly, for )ou
Your kins beside j our conscience in the poo
The slimy jisnjl lc!il-ymi rtlso lef,
1'ride, honor, honesty, the world's eslceiu.
You barter all lo wear the shoes of place,
To write your name uon a palace wall,
To sec )Oiir picture in a royal print.
To taste Ihc bitter vintage that is served
To sjcophants and parasites and panderers.
You ask that we shall prove you've made
With public moneys, given by the state.
In sooth you do yourself but little proud,
To think wc think you such a fool as steal
llare-faced, red-handed, when so easy 'tis
To tread the devious vale of cculrctttt. Nay,
We never said )ou were a " fool,1' Sir Wall,
T he woid we've ofl'cst used begins with A",
And ends with air that does, not mean
" Hail I-'
Wc have not looked into the Gibson pouch
To see the bullion to which you have no
And yet, now, i not many a dollar there
For which you never gave a iuiJ fie iiie'
And yiiit continue still to proudly wear
T he " gold laced coat " that so becointth
"The jiat, the plume, ihe sword, the breeches'
band "- -Aye,
marry that is so, and so 'tis alo you
" Hold trum.. ' We've dealt you sonic, and
You've dealt yourself by dextrous sleight of
llut you've forgot, .sir Wall, Ihe game is on;
I'cthaps you'll find, before the game U up,
T he trump you hold are not enough to win.
.mil 1 Ui.tUH.IM
llrullli llfllrrr IWutru't Slalhllr.
i:utiok Saturday Pkm Sir In a
communication which annearnl in vour last
.Saturday' issue, a corresjwnilent In speaking
01 me inoriuary Maicwva iuihihc. uy mc
lioard of health, uses thU language! "tapt.
John lltown has been blamed by the Hawaiian
Monthly lor not making tho.e tables scicnlil-
ieally valuable. The fault lie. less with C an
tain llfoun (who keeps tlici.c tables at his
011 expense) than with ihe physicians, whose,
death ccillficalo arc not drawn up with Ihe
ohjcci of forming a basis for accurate record.,
I am ipiite willing that (icople should .lifter
with mc, but I do not like 10 have my xi
lion misunderstood. In the article on hanl-i.-irv
.statistics it wa einresslv staled that.
" We niopose to dicu these reports simply
on Iheir merits, leaving whatever of prau or
blame may lie deducible Ihercfiom to fall
wherever labelling.' As to Captain llrown 1
saidi " It is possible that ihW other duties
maynot leave him the lime necesry for this
nuroose t and so torn: a lie docs all that it re
quired of him b) his official suiictlors, it Is
oeriiaiih an mat can uc cmjcc.cu, mic un
jcclinshoit was tocuticUc the reKis ralhei
man 10 oiauic inumuuaia
What is nicanl by Captain mown keeping
thitoe tables " al llis own cspen.se," 1 am un
able to understand, 1 know of no excnM:
he t put to in Ihe matter, esccpl lor a lew
htcl of pajicr ami possibly an occasional
blank look. Wherever the fault may lie, il
lency's ignorance of Hawaiian law doubtless
titoinptcd him to engage Ihe services of an able
lawyer al a salar) of $joo per month, Now,
if this valuable employee had devoted his
spare time to teaching lire attorney general
(lie use o. jioiuc r.ngnsn, our ears migni jmiss.
lily not have been offended with the vulgar
language and scurrilous remark which llis
excellency has seen lit to Inflict iihiii us. His
excellency has explained the various disburse
ments of which wrliave given a suinmar), hut
lie lias not disproved a sintjle ngure. I lie
really imiKirtant mattei in his department--Ihe
transfer of $1,200 lo thcdeparlmcnl of for
eign affairs he did not even allude to, but
his excellcnC) the mlni'fcr of foreign affairs
stated the amount was drawn to meet a draft
of Ihc Hawaiian Consul in Vienna. This
slatment is utterly untrue, for the money was
paid to II, llacklicld S. Co. of Honolulu, for
freight on ordnance. The minister of finance
s.i)s that the statement on page 11 of the
report, with reference In the disposition of the
funds realized under the loan act, is Incorrect,
I can only excuse this statement on the
ground of his excellency's invbilit) to under
stand the accounts of his own department,
as the books of the finance department shon
our statement to be perfectly correct. This
fact can be easily demonstrated by an anal
ysis of tlie accounts. The minister of finance
has also stated that the pa of tax assessors
had been raised throughout the islands. This
statement is also incorrect, as the nay of lax
collector and assessors was only raised in nine
districts, sir : Honolulu, Koolaupnko, Lahaina,
Waihiku, Makawao, Hilo, Kau, South Ko
halaand llamakua. With reference tn the min
ister of finances statement concerning the
resolution of the cabinet council authorizing a
draft noon the loan fund for 3q..ooo, which
he maintain was nerteetiy correct, 1 snoum
like to ask his excellency what loan funds
were then in the treasury I Ily his report he
inlorms us that $530,000 worth ot lionds had
been sold: Hcalso informs us by the same
valuable report that $830,0.18 9S had aleady
been disbursed from that fund. Now, I
should likulo know where Ihc $95,000 were to
come from ? Il is thus demonstrated that Ihe
loan fund at thai lime owed the Hawaiian
treasury $300,000. Under this resolution,
of $65,000 the sum of $62,090 was drawn
from the treasury for government buildings
and hospitals, telephones and telegraphs. I Ion
was this money expended ? Was it expended
for the purposes for which it was drawn? A
reference 10 page 17 of the finance report will
show the House for what it was expended.
The Hawaiian Carriage Company got $l,39
oSj Mr. (Icorgc I.ueas received 011 account of
a contract 7,3u3 03; i.ovejoy .v co, lor mc
cancellation of the lease of their premises on
certainly docs not lie, as )our coueioiidenl
vsouiii nave us oenee, win. .s 'ijs,.,i.,
for not pic pa ring proper death ceililu-atcs. If
ihe go.ernnicnt wish proper returns fiom the
physicians, they should rciiulie certificates of
deaths In all cases, and slioukl prturit tkt
frrin thereof 1 in fact should supply the blank.,
'fhey tin nothing of the kiud. A rule, ihe)
roiuirv no ccitilicatcs whatever, and eien in
those exceptional or suspicious case where a
certificate l asked for, the form ami wording
of ii ate lell cntitely tu the phvsician' judg
ment or pleasure. This I suhniii Is all wtong.
If jour concspondcnl will refer again tn the
tllidc in the June number of the .Xuinthly he
will notice the fact (here slated, thai in the
couisc of nearly fourteen months service at the
dispensary and brnch hoipllal, I was never
isked to give certificate or was even asked
Ihe cause of death in a single lu.iaswe.
I do not aeii thai De littine lr i;
Merchant street, were paid $2,250; W. Mac.
larlane & Co., for wharfage on water nipe and
Interest on drafts, payment of which Iliil been
refused, were paid $3,265 jo, and the' I'aiiliC
iiruigc company goi 3uj. . .ion , j,iwjv
to dcvntcseiy much time to Ihe icuiarks of
his excellency the minister of foreign alT.tirs.
His verbosity is proverbial, and he has not
gone behind ids tecord on this occasion. He
has talked a great deal and said little. He
would divert the attention of the house from
mailers of grave importance to indulge in the
puerile discussion of things of a t rival nature.
He talks turkey at $3.50 cents a bird, and
avoids the subject of the disgraceful duplica
tion of ihe Advertiser'!, bills. He also grew
iachrymosc in Ihe touching defense of the cor
sets and the bustle whicli vvcrevaipposed in his
senseof political economy, to pay lor $2,000
worlii of kahilis for the coronation. If these
items, Mr. Chairman, had been charged to
the coronation account, the committee il li
nancc would never have alluded to them, but
these articles were charged to the incidentals
nf the foieign office, aud that is what has
raised the ire ol the commute and him ot every
honest member of the assembly. Appropria
tion was made lo defray the expenses of thu cor
onation of his majesty. Gm save the king 1
If the appropriation was not sullicent for tlie
putose intended, why did not the ministers
charge every ccnl expended for that laudable
ptirio.c to the proper account, ami then come
before this house for indemnity; there Is not a
patriotic member of this house who would not
nave cheerfully given his vote for that, llut
what did the) do? 'I hey attempted In con
ceal and hide their actions by spreading their
disbursements for the coronation over several
appropriations, as if they were ashamed of it.
Honesty Is the besl hc), and if the min
istry iiad lollovved that old adage, these
remarks would have lcn unnecessary. Tie
minister of foreign affaits has said that wc
have hunted the vouchers in his office although
wc were hunting lor a needle in a hay stack.
I thank him for the simile, for I can a.surc
thi. house thai looking lor any document in
that office is very much like trying to find a
needle in a hay stack. It is even worse than
the biblical parable about tr)ing to piss a
camel through Ihe c)e of anccdle, lorthecanicl's
task would be infiutely easier than that of ihe
searcher after truth in the office of the minister
of foreign affairs. With reference lo the
charge ot $630 for a book of rules for volun
teers, his excellency calls il a reasonable charge.
Now I should stitimallrc it and brand il as
highway rnbliery. It there any member of the
house who would ike to pay six hundred antl
thirty tenti for a gross of these valuable boohs?
lie lold us Ihe oilier day that his uul on the
civil code printing was 3.2.00 per page (oc
tavo) and for this be charges $4.;o (12 mo.)
tins iiisiiurscmcm was not approved uy tne
protier autlioritm, tiut It was ptooaoiy
pushed through by the minister of foreign
allairi at a lime when business was dull In Ms
newspaper olhce. With regard to the re
marks ol his excellency the minister of the inter
ior, I lice to say that they meet wilh my
unqualified approval. In a manly and straight
forward way, in marked contrast to the sub.
leifuges indulged in by his colleagues, he
conies boldly forward and indorses our report,
lor this I give him due honor. The only
thing I have 10 regret, .Mr. Chairman, is that
I find him constrained by circumstances to
coiwut with such unworthy associates. Know
ing him as I do, I feel that no one can appre
ciate his unfortunate iosltion more than him
self. The minister seems to be rather chagrined
that no imsittve charge of cmbeilcmcm has
lieen biought against him, I should like to
ask him what became of the $500 overdrawn
on ihe salary of ihe former minister, The
minister and hi cleik deny the icceipt of it,
although the voucher is in the treasury and the
money has lccn paid. Mr. Chairman, here 1
rot for the present; lull, in conclusion, I should
like to refir to an unmanly slur which has been
cast on a incmlier of this commitlte by ihe
niinistei of foreign alTairs. I allude to the
remarks 1 his excellency yesterday about
ihe Hon. Mr. Keau. llis excellency Slated
that he was an ignorant nun, and did not
understand accuuuts In (he Kngltsh language.
.Su, I can assure Ids excellency that Hie
knowledge which Mr. Keau possesses is infiu
ilely greater than the knowledge of Ihc mill
Islet of foreign affairs of the Hawaiian tongue.
The honorable iiKinbci for Honolulu is well
known in this community, lie is an active
business nun, and has been elected four time
111 the legislative asciiil)l) of this kingdom
front the most Important constituency id the
country. T" brand such a man a n Ignoi
anius is the act of a cow aid,
opened b) the mlni.lri. I nt off on one 1de
out of iheir range. Ihc shots fell shoit, but
was told Ihcy were only firing blank cartridges,
One result is they fired down a lot f tur
keys, hustles, corsets and Ihcit a but die of
newsiKipers, I have listened fora good expla
nation agrinst thd charge by Ihc com niltec,
but the ministers canaot deny I hem. 'Ihc
minister said we had been looking for n needle
in the haystack. I did seen haystack 'piled
tinder Mr. fiilwou's desk yesterday. The
committee illdn t nntl the needle inn the)
found over $300 misspent in Ihc ha)sla -k.
I low man) treasuries nre we going 1 1 have
for public funds? The allorncj-gcncrar has said
if any of the mcnibcis uantid instep in Ins
shoes, the) were welcome. I don't thi.iknny
nicmlier wants to step into n lame pair of shoes.
Lit this ministry keep their lame shoe.. The
minister of the interior hxsn'l said a grcni deal.
In 1S78 he was elder clerk of the depa. tment
ho is now nl the head of, at that time there
was a good many little item show 11 up. The
ministry must be blamed for the w:iy the
monies have disappeared. The auditor-general
it was supposed would be a check on the
ministers, but he had done all he could to
insist, Wc wanlrighl not wrong. The ministers
arc public stewards, and )cl they cannot a -coins)
for the money. No man would employ on)one
with a record tike these ministers. Ihc min
ister of the interior has ovei-drawn his salary
$500. Where is it ? These deficiencies men.
lioncd in the report cannot be deniid by the
ministers. Thev are supposed to know- the
law, but iheir desire is to lircak the law. We
make laws and these tnini.tcts disobey them.
The law provides how monies shall be spent.
Mr, Gibson say the Advertiser only received
Sn.ooo. I would like to have him prove it
isn t $18,000. The only vvny he can mike it so
is ny destroying some 01 the vouchers. 1 ne
committee were not animated by an) animus,
but went tn vvotk faithfullv. I am surprised
any one should move the report be indefinitely
)osloned, If any member feels the report is
correct, let him get up ard say so."
Mr. Hitchcock : " ihc question is whether
the rciwrl is correct or false. The ministers
have touched in little trival things, hut have
fcrcottcn Ihe larger ones. They say the little
things are so trival, we must not look at Ihe
largeroncs. In iS;S..lr. Gibson was chair
man of finance, alxiut the same question arises
now as then. What did lie say then, and
vvliat does he say now. (Here he read extracts
from the finance committee's report of 1S78.)
lie has considerahly changed in six yea..
Why were no Inwks kept in one department
where over $600,000 was spent? Whv were
any transfers allowed ? freedom is tried to be
wrested 1 rom us. vvnai need 01 representa
tives, our last hope is gone. Tlie ministers
aic transferring monies without any authority
Mr. Kauliane ; " I have examined the report
very carefully, .tin come to only one conclusion,
viz, that this ministry has spent and wasted a
large amount of money. They arc supposed
to bethc public stewards of the country. I nm
not satisfied the way public business lias h?cn
carried on. Iok at the giving'of contracts to
one man ; on nearly every page of Ihe lepott
can lie found the name of llayselden. This
manner of conducting public business is neithor
prudent or wise. Unc lault is their waste air 1
squanderine of money by giving these contracts
out in this manner, it is almost worse lhafi
stealing. The ministry have had tlie oppor
tunity of squandering money long enough. I
do not think Ihis ministry is furthering the in
terests of this country. They arc more like
furthering interests of one man who f not in
the kingdom. Theycan't serve two masters,
they should cither serve the government or
this man with his money. I don't wish the
affairs of the government to be placed in such
hand any longer.
Mr. Palohau : " I think thcfeport is a
very guoo one, 11 snows 10 uic ministers mat
Ihcy should turn over a new lear. ' Jf they are
not to be sent off, let this report bcaTcsson lo
them. It is a ministry that p.i attention to
the native Hawaiian. Why should we find
fault with them. Their evil deeds have been
spoken ol but not their good ones."
Uy Mr. Aholo ; "I think the house have had
plenty of time lo scrutunie the report care
fully. If thfs assembly say they have 110
conlidcnce 111 the ministiy, it is in order 10
introduce it. anil I move the committee rise
and receive the report and lay it on tabic.
At 5 o clock the committee ro.e, rcorled
progress and adjourned.
SATURIIAY'S sr.SslON. THIRTY-MOUTH HAY.
first fiie was I had no foundation for his misrepresentation.
tirv tight tn construct aiRt nwintnin na.
work he granted for a term of twmif fht
1 I move the wind "exclusive" lie
regard to the term ignoramus it i a
l his own Invention. In reply lo die re
maiks of the president of (he asscm'ily, 1
make them in all kindne In nn hononsl and
valued friend. I fed he wa mislead or affaii
must have been misrepresented lo him. He
made one iem.uk which struck me painf tly, in
that I had obtained Information from 11111 ol 111)
lieutenant!. I tlcny having any heiilen int, I
am no captain. I am far from ,iumin such
authority. Mr. Rhodes said he bad reference
lo Mr. Webb, Ihc IMitor of hi paper. He
nfers to the hoard of Immigration and educa
tion and says m) actions were so domineering
he could not remain. The honorable t.cnlle
nun was present when a raise of sitary was
voted upon, he voted against it, his objection
ihc attorney general frankly admits that there lruck out."
is no power under the sun whereby mone) can Mr. f . tltuwn, " I move il ( ti printed
be legally drawn fifmi the lieasury save the I'licsc parlies should have omeecut!ty,athcy
legislative assembly and the privy council, will Incur great expense In ntimetotis w.i)s,
Ily iheir own month Ihcy are guilt). Mr. ' If the city were large enough lo give sttptHiit to
Hitchcock has quoted from Ihc finance reKrt j Ivvo companies, he would not fxvnr exclusive
111 IS70, whin air. unison was on mc com 1 tight.
un. tee. lie, Ihc loval servant ol In uiiicsty, 1 ,vir.
Uy Mr. Wiilcuiann i-" I Hand heiv iy ap
pointment of hu majesty, and to pioteci his
prerogatives uoit. my last, 01 cam. 11 ins maj
laches 10 Captain lliown ; but cer ainly phvsi.
icmuiistu '..su ;" .b'ss. s..wMs, ::j7 Jf7 i Tfo r uUch "y M suiroundcdby Kood advisee it
It llioac thing which It dcs.olfic.al. to give the i"J'Tlc0V would Ite unnecessary fir me lo se,k,
14 and mounted police ..! I .t'whkVls to ,$ZttJ f. would a.k ,lec question,. J-W i..
Cd next w eels. I p,U .Ks.Olv.SlilkY. Ibwi wmei the .Ulhw.l, of UwcaUml
Mr. 1". Itrovvn : " I ask tliat the bill to
change the holding of the .Second Judicial
Court Irom Lahaina 10 vvatiuku, which was
indefinitely iiostponcd the previous day, be re
considered. 'Ihc motion was lost by a vote
of 18 tn 20.
Mr. C, llrown, "refering to the item of
$500 salary overdrawn by the minister of tlie
interior whicli I alluded to the previous day, I
would becj lo state it does not refer to the
present minister, also, if I used unpailia
mentary language in my speech, I beg to hum
bly apologise for it."
Mr. Dole ; "I present a report from Ihe judi
ciary committee on the hill to amend Section
7S2 Civil Code, relating to elections, that a
new bill had been framed." The rcrunl was
received and the new bill read and passed to
Ihe following resolutions were presented!
Uy Mr. llishop, authorising the minister of
hnance to pay over to the tin, lees ol the
Queen's Hospital, a balance of $7,000
taxes collected al the Custom House.
Ily Mr. Palohau, lhat the appropriation bill
be order of ihe day for Mondays, Wednesday
and I'ridajs of each week, tarried
Ily Mr. Nakateka, $500 for building at the
leper settlement, Kalawao. 1-iid nn table,
Ily Mr. Keau, $5,000 be appiopiiatccl for
translating, printing and binding the new edi
tion nf Ihe civil code into Hawaiian. Carried-
Ily Mr. Kariiiatnar.o, that Ihc members lie
each luiuishcd with a copy 01 the lourui vol
ume 01 Hawaiian reports, carried.
Older of the day was next proceeded with
consideration of the finance committee. Mr.
Kanealii ; "A etcat deal has been said about
the rction for the past two days. I would V-dl
attention loan item of $384 paid twice, and
VlllSI. 1IIST tOUHIHUCC SU ISHS IJSII, full. M.S
Into the trcasut) since they found such the
case. Also a sum ot $500 paid in advance to
ihc I'. C . Advertiser, for miming laws', but no
woik has Wen done. Where is the Money ?
$75,000 was voted by the last asscmbl) for
educational purposes, only $-11,537,03 his
been expended. Where it Ihc balance ? The
honorable meinlier next referred lo the Wrd
of immigration where no books were kept,
lie thought the rcort of cumminec should he,
adopted, a the fact stated Iheie are true.
Uy Mr. Cecil llrown j "With reg-ird 10 the
matter of $50 drawn 011 account of the Fishery
Ixhibiiion ami noi extended, but in the hands
Ihe acting secretary of foreign afljirs, I would
state that the amount was paid into the lieas
ury this morning."'
Minister Gibson "I legret to observe In
this discussion, lhat many ol the minor reirts
m Ihc committee 7niiiue tu 1 harixsi upon,
and therefore I intend to refer to ihem. Th
first is Ihc Item of $ tSi.tt luid lo the I. C
Advertiser twicv. 'Iii sti explained tu the
committee. Owing lo the changes of olficcts
111 the loieii'ii and r. c. A. olrices. I tie new
manager of the kilter office thought thellllud
not lieen paid and presented it lathe new se.
cictaiv of the loicurn ollire. he tutd It. I
knew nothing of the tiansaction, but a soon
as Ihc error was discovered, Ihcmciiey wax re
turned, The next Item is $J0 mi account of
Ihc bondoti Fishery Kshihitiop, said to be In Ihe
acting sccrelaty'sluntl.iJCertainpurchastil were
made lor I lie museum, ints amount was an un
was thai it was too much lo uivc lo a lady. I
felt sorry that .ny honorable friend catiied such
tin ungallant idea.
"The resolution, which pas.ol, aulhoiUed
the president in connection with the inspector
general to raise certain salarie."
Mr. Uhodcs ! " It is not so."
Mr. Gibson Ihcn lead two resolutions of ihe
Imard, during which an altercation between
Messrs. Rhodes and Gibson took place, neces
sitating the chairman calling them to order.
Mr. Gibson continued "'Ihc honorable
gentleman aid he had been his friend. He
said ' my actions were Insulting, but that ' we
patted company as friend.' lie regretted Ihc
circumstances. It was not at a lime when he
was domineering, but when the clouds were
lowering. 1 1 was on 14th of last September.
He had been accused of Crc-sarism, There
was no CtC'sarism in his actions, but al such a
lime he felt like Ca.-s.-ir and said tl In Unite.
Yes, Mr. Chairman, at that time, on that l.(lh
of September when Ihe air was rife witii ru
mors of a change of cabinet, when it was con
sidcrcd sure on all sides that they would be
obliged to go out of office. It was ut that
tlark period when he did not appear lo have a
friend except his colleagues and His Majesty,
God bless him. He was an honest man, an
honorable anil prudent man lo leave a sinkint!
ship, I would be glad to come to a vote oil this
report vvliicn is painstaKingaiid excellent ill
many respects, and move that il be received and
laid on the table."
Mr. Keau : " I am one of Ihe finance com
mittee anil know the contents of the re
port. I do not endorse the committee in
everything, vet I signed the report, knowing
lli.lt tile points I did not agree to were only
mistake. 1 am going to talk on iolh sides
tO'day. Aliout mv not being able lo untlci-
stand 1 lie English language, is true. I had to
be told by the committee and kept memoran
dums. Sjevcral things I do not endorse be
cause I have no memorandum of the same.
I would aslcVthc attorney-general if he had any
autlioiity to transfer $1200 from his to the
foreign office? If he can't tell me, I have
been able to find out myself. It was this way;
the four ministers got together and passed a
resolution themselves. The committee exam
ined the marshal's office for aljout twenty
minutes, and were in the supreme court nboul
ten minutes. I think this pari of the report
is incorrect, as an item of $93 paid second
judicial court is not mentioned. It ought to
have been found fault with. The committee
dosn't say the ministers have acted dishon
estly, but condemns them for transfirring
monies. The committee in their report do
not ask for the ministers to be condemned.
They have not put the monies into ilieir own
pockets, and have not acted mi violation of
Article 15 of the Constitution,
Minister Neumann ; " In the discussion on
the report which is in every way incomplete,
it lias been asked pertinently by Hon. Mr.
Widemann, as to what rigid the ministry had
to dispose of public funds without the consent
of the legislature. I will answer " None." I
have cxidainul nutters in my own department
o the satisfaction of the house. With regard
to the transfer of $1200 I will explain. hnon
after I went into office, a gentleman engaged
In diplomatic mission, inlormed mc il proper
steps were not taken in regard lo the state of
atlairs 011 Kauai, one 01 the war vessels ol his
government would have to conic here. Some
harm was expecied from Chinese and societies
had been formed. What to do I did not
know, hut on consultation with his majesty
in cabinet council it was decided to .send a
light field piece to slicrifT Wilcox, Kauai, anil
one to sheriff Everett, nn Maui. I purchased
horses for lhat spccihc use and expecied men
would bo trained by some one who was there.
Aflcrvvards, I decided not 10 do anything witii
tho.c things but wait for the legislature. Had
Ihc finance committee asked me I would have
made this statement ":
Mr. W. O. Smith ; " I did ask ihe minister if
he will only refresh his memory. Col. Judd
was present al the time and thought it danger
ous lo put arms into such hands.'
Minislci Neumann : " I cannot remember
the circumstances. I do know- that the hono
rable member has cast so much ridicule on Ihc
mounted police, that I begin to feel like him.
It would have been better Tor Ihc finance com
mittce to have conic and asked mc squarely.
I claim under the appropriation act I was per
fectly justifiable in paying out ihis money as I
did, just as much right a. I had to buy horses
and accoutrements. Under the Loan Act it
was perfectly legitimate to apportion for certain
plirposes, and after consulting one of the best
lawyers in this town, I so advised. At the
closeoflhefisc.il period $50,000 was drawn
from the money appropriated for roads and
bridges, though it had not all been S)ietit, other
amounts were expended, sonic in taking sound,
ings with Ihe intent to lay telegraph wires.
It was done because the English company and
also a local company would not contract unless
the government took its own soundings. The
law says it was not lo be used for any other
puriosc. That is the extent under the law
wherein the ministry is forbidden to use
money. It is a law point. I am satisfied
they have not. I am sorry the president should
say lhat I had damned him with faint praise.
As the reporters are pretty correct, I will read
from one of the papers what I tlid say,- 'There
had never been known In luiiliaiucnlary his.
lory of an instance of the minority holding a
grand juiy inquest.' That there should be
double meaning charged In my language Is un
just lo me. I have criticised the hnance com
mittee, it was my business, The president liail
nothing to do Willi that. 1 hail a tight to
criticise the matter. I said that if thcru had
been any lawyers on the committee, matters
would mve neen presenien inherent. Iheie
arc two good lawyers on the committee.
They sriuke like sensible men, but il was left
Ion young Havid with a sling in his tongue.
Those gentlemen were more able to defend
thennclves than the chairman of the committee,
pcihaps nut so wittingly, but more effectively.
vviien 1 read tne rcturi, 1 was at a loss 10 unit
where the wit contained came from. I am
in his rerrort, did not conclude with 'God save
Ihe King.' The minister of foriign affairs
may thank himself that the clause for transfer
of public fund vva not a punishable crime, or
he might now- lie working on the road in n
pjill-colorcd suit. The attorney pcner.il ha
made an ingenious explanation alKiul the
$1,200, I leave it to tile house whether il goc
down or not. lie opiiosc the heaviest charges
by i) ing that the appropriation made b)
cabinet resolutions wctc made under the
authority of the loan act. Why, then, did
they call n cabinet council to nuthoriie their
action? Legal appropriation require 110 cabi
net resolution. 1 he) an Knew thai what tin.)
were doing wa illegal, but they dared to take
the consequences. As to Ihe Appropriation
Hill of 18.S2, the only reason all the appropri
ation ha not liccn spent wa because they did
not have Ihe money, and had not sufficient
ctedit for borrowing it, An eternal gobble of
lurkcyx had been lieard from beginning to
end of this discussion, until this might very
well in future lie known a the turkey cabinet,
Inasmuch a Ihey have shown such a dis
position (o irobblc up public fund. If Mr.
Gibson had attended .1 well to the interest of
the country as he has done to the interests 1
W. O. Smith, " Twenty five vears is
a very long time, the mol of them would be
irtii aim iiuiictl beloic that lime expire, A
privilege for this lengh of time Is Iniquitous.
I IV .Mr. Iltshop. "I do not 111 nlc this house
would lnss such a bill granting -in exclusive
his sondndavv, wc would be nil right to-day.
When Mr. Keau got up here anil Iricd to ride
two horses ot a lime 1 felt sorry for him. It
can be done, as I once saw a boy in a circus
do il, and he did it well, Uul the honorable
member was trying to ride two going In op
posite directions, and so failed. When Ihc
attorney generalship is vacant there will be a
chance for Palohau. I don't understand the
rules of promotion here, they are, too mixed
up. Mr. Gulick was chief clctk of the interior
department in 1878. now he is at the head
Is 11 10 ne wondered tne accounts arc in suenn
state? Mr. Kapena was raised from postmaster-general
to minister ol finance because
he could not master the workings ol Ihc post-
oltite money order system, will me house
vindicate such carelessness as has been shown?
Minister Neumann means well on the whole.
but has not been here long. lie doesn't care
a Kalakaua dollar lor the natives, lie Is a
very good lavv)cr, but an extravagant one.
After six or eight years he will make a first
class cabinet officer, but he is not one now,
I can show thai these Intelligent men have
violated the oaths of their offices, which they
swore to the king. They have defended them
selves illoglcally, say they haven't stole any
thing, and I am glad they haven't. They
totally ignored Ihc superintendent of public
works, a most disreputable thing to do.
These men arc not fit to manage lite financial
interest of this kingdom. $54,682.63 for
buildings and hospitals has been spent for
other puriKjKes. This drawing of money with
out the legislature on cabinet council authority
is a revolution. It is an insult lo Ihccoiiutr)
and his majesty. The white man is incrctsing
and let the native look out. If this kind of
Hung is allowed tn go on the native will go 10
the wall. The gentlemen of this cabinet are
icvolutionists. 1 cannot sit here for the next
few weeks and woik on an appropriation bill to
think it will be but the football of this cabinet.
I call upon you all to vole with sound princi
ples. This house wants honest and capable
men to run these affairs, we don't care who
Minister Gibson t " Mr. Dole lids given us
a strong ami rather violent harangue on no
foundation at all. This house Is divided be
tween office holders and those who are seeking
cnancr tor iweni).nve )csrs. 1 am not in
favor of a gashill at all, and I think the gen
tlemcn who have nursed it along so far, wilt
k soiry for II he.caftei. If they put up ilwlc
wotks and charge n reasonable price, 'lure
need be no fear of competition. It Is not the
desire I am sure, of the legislature to pass a
bill granting a monopoly to any company. "
Mr. Dole "Monoply f somewhat of .1 new
word in this country, and I congratulate the
country on having escaped from the rlfccu of
monopolies, America ha suflercd fearfully
Iroin mnnnpohts. II wc let one munorioly m
It will be nn inducement for other lo present
themselves. I hese men do not come fiom
the States as inissionatic to supply u with
light, because vvcwaht It. They come and
ask for a franchise whicli al first wc do not
understand, and when passed they laugh at us,
It is against right and against the comfort of
the people of Honolulu to grant Ihis monopoly.
When Ihc Iccislature five them the rich! tn
dig up the streets, I think they have given all
they ought 10.
The section was passed a amended, the
word "exclusive" being slrckenout. Tlie com
mittee then rose and reported progress.
WFIINI.SIIAV'S SRSSION. lOlilV-l'IRST HAY.
Petitions were presented as follow 1
Ily Mr. Kanealii, relating to the holding of
tlie second judicial court.
Ily Mr. I lilchcock, against Ihc bank charter,
20sigtnturcx, also that the member from Ha
in.-iku.-i vote against the bank charier, 182
Ily Mr. Dole, against monoply and the
Several other petitions vvcie presented
against Ihe bank hill.
Minister Gibson presented a statement of
the expense of foregn missions, as called for
by a resolution of the I louse.
I'.vpenses of Col. C. P. tnukes . - $i;,Qo5a
r.k-pemes onion. J .VI Knpena 7,41150
Kxpn.es of Cat'i. Irirp . , ,09 3 00
Kxnenspsof lion, O, V Macfarlane a,fn 00
Mr. Moll Smith read first lime a joint reso
lution for the appropriation of $50,000 to
piotnotc Japanese imm-gration.
Mr. Yv dder;"I would like to have some par
licularsalxiui this matter."
Minister Gibson; "Wilh regard to the
member views, I refer the lion, member lo
the report of the bureau uf immigration Pte
sentcd to Ihc Assembly. Al one part It
refer lo Jajvanese immigration a follows
The proposition with regard to Japanese hn
migration is sirongiy recommended to the
consideration of the Assembly, the roidUl
consent of the Japanese Government having
been given for the introduction of ten thous
sand of their people during ihe nexl ivvonr
tlirecyears, II Ihe tlnwailan (.ovcr.'.iment so
desire. I will say that Japan has reverted our
proposition in a ve.y friendly manner, and
has pointed out to us a way in w'lich we can
secure a nunber of their people. Several
other countries had made nppliealiou for em
igrants buthad teccived vei)-little satisfaction
and I consider Hawaii is much favored.
By Mr. Mott Smith: 'v't think the oprmi
tuuity presented to us MuruliI not be neg
Mr. W, O. Smith: ' I oppose the tcsolu-
ottice. ihe action ol Ihe ministry I- Iielote """ "s""" . .... u, , ,-ueve in maeiug la.gc
the members, nobles and the whole country, Min" r money 11) Ihe hands of the picsent
and they have nulling lobe ashamed of. He government to spent ,. The present nnnisliy
would now leave II to the vote of the tcprc- vvas inconsistent in its actions.
sentatives. He has orescnted a state of ihnnt Minister Gibsor,; " Wc have on band good
that the ' wish is father lo the thought.' That
is his own natural thought. When became to
this country he engaged in discussing things
opposed o monarchial government, He has
tried fo draw a contrast between the condition
of the past and the present,"
Mr. Aholo: ' I move ihc committee now
rise." Carried by 14 to 22, and at 6:20 p si.
the house adjourned.
..isi.ifj., 3 at-a,,..., 1111K11 ,11x111 has, :, . , .
.. ......... tine to ealn a point
Ihe following petitions were presented ; 'application for about one thousand Japanese
"' """... '. " " sie.uiico.. jalwrcrs. Consul Irwin inlorms mc that they
value for the mo'.iev wc have spent on inimi
gratiou. It wuuld not result in any haini if
wc-went into debt on purtiose lo lurther Point
gucsc immigration. As regards tlie cabinet
Ids tuajeV y had the selection of that and did
it in acr.nrd.incc with his subjects."
1'ir. uoie; " II we appropriate 4150,000
or 'ins purpose the minisrry may spend It
,n.'t as they like, I have no confidence in the
present cabinet, Ih
icy break the law at any
1 he planters had made
be established between
and San Francisco.
Ily Mr, Dole, from Chinese
not going to give the chairman any citdit for
what is sensibly written. I liave heard thai
he Is txctllent InTow comedy, but 1 never saw
him in anvthing until ycsleiday, lie once oc
cupied an honorable ositioii in this house now
occupied iy anntner who is more anie, and
more discreet in the fulfilment nf his duties.
I will state why he was removed.1'
Mr. Cecil lltown 1 " Wc don't want lo hear
anything from sou."
Sevcial members rose to a point of nidirand
ihc chairman finally lulcd the aitorney-gtncral
was out of nrdi'r, and he unwillingly resumed
President Rhodes 1 " I have been wickedly
assailed, and have placet) in Mr, Smiths
hands papers which will vindicate, myself, I
ask thai lie read them, ii wilt only lake a few
minutes, and will show what credence is lo
lie pitted in Ine nsmi. 01 llils ministry.
Mr. Uishaidvon 1 "ThU hat no reference
to the biunce report, 1 think these personal
matlefT should be If ft alone."
Mi. .Smith said thev hid a Lcaiing on the
report ami read the luteis which substantiated
expanded luhmcc, and w U-irig kept 'dtJIi. Kbodc statement and the charge of the
rHjictiasc a iew a.usisr ui. mv a....... u, imv 1 committee
Kaluna from the South Sea.. 1 told the act-
ingsccieuiy to rttuto the amount byl he neg.
Mr. WiJematin: " I .uiinwc wholhe liwver
was thai the ailcmey-gcncia! alluded to, u
Honolulu protesting aoainst the act rcouiriuv
ihem to keep their books in English and I La.
A number of petitions were also presented
against the bank bill.
Uepotl of select committees :
Ily Mr. G. llrown, relating to the bill to
amend section 468 of the Civil Code, to
change the Iwunderles 1 ihe district of Wai.
alua and Koolaulna that the same be laid 011
able. Report adopted.
Uy Mr. Aholo, asking for further time, re
lating tn the bill to facilale mail communication
between Hawaii and San Francisco. Granted.
Uy Mr. Bishop, a chalimau of educational
committee, relating lo the bill to endow a chair
of chemistry and national science in Oahu
College, the con mittee lecomcnd its passage.
Hills and resolution weie presented as
follow s t
Ily Mr. Hitchcock, that the minister of
finance lay before the house Ihe amount of
taxes collected for the past )ear in each dis.
Hv Mr. I'hllijn, That Ihe appropriation
bill bo rcfeired to printing committee Ip Ik
Ily Miuisler Neutnan,- -10 prevent unlawful
The order of lite day was as follows :
Consideration of ihc appropriation bill,
l'resident Khode.t "The original bill it not
in the house."
Minister Kapena, "1 believe il is still in the
Mr. Nawahi,"This I another Instance of (he
loose way Ihc ministers transact their business.
e hail belter adjourn and give lime (o find
the niiginal copy.
Mr. llolc. "There Is an error also In the
date, il would lie ridiculous to go on without
11, wcuoiiot inai 11 is a correct copy, I sup.
iose it has never been compaied with Ine
original "since it was printed."
After a short recess, Minister Kapena pre.
tented the original copy and It wa read a
first time. After being read a second time by
Its title it was refcred lo revising committee,
Second leading of a bill lo amend section
32, I'enal Code lelailng to 1111. passed to
rtccoiut leaning 01 a iin 10 rcguiaic .11c xaic ,11
spirituous liquors, icclcrcii in select com
mittee on liquor bills.
Second reading of a bill to incorporate a gas
company In Honolulu. The bill was con.
sldcrul in committee of the whole. Mr. J. S.
Walker In the chair, the first section had
Iiecn previously fussed. 'I he second section
was lead and after being slightly amended
wis pasted, and the commiiuc rose until the
Tl'MliAYH MUWIOSj. lOkllllll PAY.
Mr. Kaulukou ask is I further time lo prepare
a minoiiiy report on police and prisons.
Mr. Widemann t " I ask leave of absence
for an indefinite lime." Mr, Dole pbjected
lo granting il. Mr. W. O. Smith thought
stiong icasops out tq I shown before graining.
On a show of hand lejvc was (panted.
Ktsoluticn and bills; wcic oftcred as fol
Uy Mr. Hi own, that th cost of luinllrg and
translating the fcpoilt of this tension be laid
before lite house. Canid.
Uy Mr, Ud, that llw,' ptidH nf the
UmjU of iaaiy utlon by Wwc the ten U
can be landed here for $55 a head, which In,.
eiuoes passage, eonimixsioii, 111 tact cvcryiiuiig,
and I think that is very reasonable. Hut
though I am in favor of Japanese immigration
1 am not in lavor 01 trie resolution.
Mr. Dishopi " 1 have always favored ap
propriations for immigration, believing it tn be
one of Ihc necessary wants of the country, In
lavoting the appropriation 11 has always ocen
In Ihe hope that the money would be used in
a business like manner and economically.
These expectations have resulted sometimes- V
In disappointment Irom various reasons, the
business of importing Portuguese immigrants
fur the oast two years has been sadly- mis.
managed. The accounts have been so badly
kept that 1 do not know really how much has
Iiecn spent. It certainly has been more ex
pensive than it ought to have been. The
present president of the lioard oT immigration
I not rcsionsih!e for what his predecessor did.
lie Is a business man, an accoulant, and it I
a matter of some surprise that he hxs not
tried to straighten out accounts and kept
Ihem proiH.iIv. Wc have been teckint! for
such emigration as Japanese for some vrats,
and now there seem to be an opportunity for
doing something. If we aie going to have
them, 11 seems as 11 11 would be proper to nave
them before Ihe next grinding season com
inences. I am much dissatisfied with the
manaiicinint of (he revenues of Ihe country. ,
llelievlng the interests of the couutiy will bef
furthered by litis object I support the teyht
Mr, I'diiw; "1 should like to .e the lap.
auesc come bete, as what few there aie here
ate quiet and law abiding tieople. I think
Inoie coming would be a public benefit."
The resolution was passed 10 engrossment,
and ordered to he read a third tin;? I hursdiy.
OKUKK 01 HIE HAY'S
Consideration of the appropriation hill Jn
romniittee of the whole.
Mr. Keau: I move that each Item be read -AH
and acted upon Separately. Carried. ; '
Ills tviajesivii privy rmtse 5o,ooo. Mr.
Kalua moved It pass. Mr. 1'ilijso, that it I
4 5, 000. air. isaiua motion was cirucci, rVl
Her Majesty the Queen, $16,000; II ,Itl ' r-'i
11 ,1... II..1. If... ...... .,!- C.S. rr.. .1 If II "' J I
... ..IV ..... I ,..Wll'l,, V, f IV,WUV ... ... ... .
1'ilncess Mkelike, $12,0001 II. K. U. P1I11. V
cess Kalulanl, $5,ooot HU Majesty dumber- .' , ,
I1I11 and secretary, $7,ouO. All passed a t
Uouscliohl spcne $20,ooa ,Mr. Nnwahi
1110 veil ihe Item be referred to a hIcvI 10m- 1 , "
initlee. Mr, Dole moved II changed In ?' '
read S16.00O. which htiuie It stfcoil al In I Mo.
iml wAsrhaiiged in I0K2 on account of exlta
pensc' atlcnding the coronation and' uioyine
to the new lulace. These cxpcnwsj would
noi occur tluniuj the nexl period therefore it
should bo IcMCne.1. On a vote twing tallfd it
pavw-il al $20,000,
The fust thiee items under the head ol ju.
diclirv department were salaries of the iudii
of supreme court and Ihe considualUmof lhi.
was iium ponwi .or mc present, a inciu !-
bill before the house for an increase uf jusk. '
Salaiy Clerk of Supicmc Court. o,ooo.
I'aswxl. Salary of Deputy Clerk, raKcl (fm
$1,800 iv $4,000, Salary of Second fMputy
Clerk, $24CO. Pasted.,
Mr. Dole' moved that tlier.iut ltw uwMl
b $1,500 salaiy of lilntiUn and isp)itr Tta
motion was fwfejjnilely jtofld,
Salary Interprets! ipi(-m 4 uotiot
Cotttlt ll.ooa f'awd.
SaUiy Citcuit JusW, Maul, $4,000. iik
tuvsllinj tist (toe. tmmj,