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FRIDAY. MAY 31, 1S7S.
Ci imeiaiL and agricultural matters throughout the Ial
acdj move on in the even tenor of their way nothing espe
cial.y worthy or remark, aside from generally favorable report
from most of the district, so far a heard from the past week.
Gentle and refreshing showers have fallen at various points
bat next to none in the metropolis.
Oar dates Irom San Francisco are to Miy 14, from which we
gather the following in regar 1 to our two main staples-
grnaa. The Market continues quiet, but hol lers, in view cf
the strocc position of the staple on; account of short crops in
alt the great producing countries, are not inclined to make any
concessions. The bark V C Murray's car?o ad.ld to the stock
.2S7 packages. We quote No 1, keg. bi&Stc: No 1, baps.
TfflTjc; So a, 6tc per lb. B fined, extra powdered, lljc (cash
to city trade); Cube, crashed and fine crushed, lljc; Golden
C, ic; Extrado. llic; c V, u. sc.
Rira. Demand fair, and prices steady. No 1 China quoted
at S 2j2i.S0: No 2. S9.1(X&;6 20; Mixed, $6 0oiS6.10 per ctl.
No Hawaiian in first hands, and no prospects of any considera
ble receipts for some time.
The tchr Sea Nymph, late from San Francisco, was pur
chased on Wednesday last by Mr S Parker, of Waimea, Ha
waii, and Capt J C Cluney, of Honolulu, for the coasting trade
price pai l, $;,S00. She registers 150 tons, old measurement.
Our Beet cf coasting Teasels now comprises some very fine
mTt fxt.de from the two steamers) clipper schooners, well
fund In accommodations for passengers. How diff-.-rent from
the old times, when Jarves wrote of the horrors of a trip in an
island coaster, and almost got crazed over the oft-recurring
cry of " boom-guy ' " The last trip of the schooner Haleakala,
one of oar cliDDer oater, was made in twenty-f jur hours
from nilo to Honolulu quite equal to steamer time.
The arrivals lit the veek have been May 25th, II I Ger
man Majesty's cor Lei, rig, Nicaragua, en route to Japan; 20,
Am 3-masted schr VT.a L Beebee, from San Francisco, to II
Uackfeld Co; 27. Am -:tr Sea Nymph, from San Francisco;
Z, Brit brig Storm Bird, from Ponape, with immigrants.
The only departure was the Am schr Isabel, for Ean Fran
cisco, with domestic produce valued at $30,210 53.
PORT Or HOUOLTJLTJ, H. I.
24 Hchr Jenny. Pake, from Nawiliwili. Kauai.
2511 1 German Majesty's corvette Leipzig, Captain
l'aschen. 25 daj s from Guaymas, Mexico.
25 Am 3-masted chr Wm L Bet bee, Escben, 12 days
from San Francisco
26 Slmr Likelike, Shepherd, from Ilawsii tc Maui
2(5 Schr Pato. S locum, from Kohala, Hawaii
27 Am schr Sea Nymph, Brown. 17 days fm San Frau
Hchr Haleakala, Poaaniwa, from Jlilo. Hawaii
it Schr Leahi. Kaaina. from Kohala, Hawaii
2-i Srhr Manuokawai. Itaiwi. from Hanamaulu, Kauai
Schr Pueokahi, Toomey. from liana. Maui.
ttJ Schr Waioli. Ikaia. from Kohala. Hawaii
Ti Brit brig Storm Bird. Jackson. 39 days fm I'onape
ft Mmr Kilaaea Hon. Marchant, from Kalaupapa
) rtohr Mary K Foster, Beck, from Kona & Kau.
20 Schr Wailele. Kalauao. from Maliko. Maui
SI Schr Nettie Merrill. Uatfitld. from Lahaina, Maui
lieiM RT V It KS.
25 Schr Kekauiuohl, Malaihi, furllanalei, Kauai
25 trhr Warwick. John Bull, for Kalaupapa, Mclokai
27 Hchr Ka Mo!, Sears, for Kahului, Maui.
27 Schr Waiehu, Kilia, for Maliko, Maui
27 Stmr Kilanea II ou. Marchant, for Kalaupapa
jfl II II M S Daring. Com John G J Hanmer, for cruise
28 Stmr Likelike, miepherd, lor Maui ol Hawaii.
23 Schr Kamaile, King, for Kona and Kau
28 Schr Jenny, Pake, tor Nawiliwili, Kauai
29 Schr L'ilama, Puaahiwa, for Kohala, Hawaii
29 Am schr Isabel. Walker, for San Francisco
SO Schr Marion. Kiblin, for Koloa &. Waimea. Kauai
30 Stm Kilauea Hou. Marchant, fr Lahaina & Kahului
36 Schr Manuokawai, Naiwi, for Hanamaulu, Kauai
03 Schr Pato, Slocum, for Kohala, Hawaii
SI Schr Haleakala, Puaahiwa. for Ililo, Hawaii
31 Schr Waioli, Toomey, for liana, Maui
21 Schr Pueokahi, Ikaia, for Kohala, Hawaii
Fow Fan Faaxcisro Per Wm L Beebee, May 27 2540
posts, 7 m shingles, 54 m bucks, 3U535 ft lumber, 31 cords
wood, and 23'JO pkgs general, merchandise:
Fro Sa Frascisco Per Sea Nymph, May 2S 100 bdls
lattice. 2000 post. 2 boats, 28 empty containers. 3000 bricks.
3000 ft lumber, 10 m shingles, and 1510 pkgs general mdse.
From Socth Sb Islasds Per Storm Bird. 5Iay 29 1000
straw bats, 1 cse curios, 1 roll mats, 55 pairs trousses.
For Sis FbascIiCO Per Isabel, May 29
Value Domestic ......................
From Windward Ports Per Likelike, May 26 Col Z
9 Spalding. 8 Haaheo, N Kekoa, C Y Aiona. F W Bartels,
W Fehlb-hr. A YV I'eirce and daughter, O C Williams. Kev T
Coan and wife, J P i?on, S McKeague, Mrs 8 Kipl, A II
Uould, Mrs H M Alexander, Father Leonor. W F Sharratt. i
Schriever, Mrs T W Everett, W S Maule, W II Cornwell, wile
and child, and Ho deck.
From Bas Frascisco Per Wm I. Ileebcc, May 27 II
Thomas and wife, and 22 Chinese.
From Sa Frascisco Per 8ea Nymph, May 2S Miss A
Fuller, Jos Alexander.
Fob Wi.hdward Ports Per Likelike, May 28 Samuel
Parker. Oeo W Macfarlane. Thos C Forsyth, Ur Trousseau,
Ike, W F Sharratt, Akina, Ah Long, Mrs Jno Ladd, Wm H
Cornwell. Jno Uintze. Claus Spreckles, II Shusler, Lf-tern,
Baumann. L Forbes. S T Alexander. C T Hopkins, W U Di-
bmtkI, W Johnstone, Mrs Tate, U Armstrong, W It Seal, A
Bishop Willis, II Cornwell, J Garcia, J Fred.
For Lahaha A Kant'LCi Per Eilauea Hou, May CO W
D Alexander. Mrs C U Andrew;. Capt T II Hobron, Mrs
Ileoston and cfciij, E Preston, Geo Miner, and about 25 deck.
Mr. ExirAR : Our laws declare mortgages and
certificates of stocks personal iroterty, and a;
sucb, subjected to taxation, ibis debnitiun is
incorrect, and adapted to mislead, and result
in a double taxation that is, a tax on the pro
perly covered by the mortgage and a tax on the
mortgage itself whereas it is evident that apart
from the property wbicb it describes and covers,
the mortgage is of no more value than a piece of
of waste paper. The mortgage is simply the
tangible evidence, that the holder has a contin
gent right in certain property ; or, in other
words, that the mortgagor owes the mortgagee,
and has pledged certain property described in
the mortgage, as security for the payment of the
debt. It does not increase the value of the pro
perty, and without the property it is of no value
itself ; consequently to tax the property covered
by the mortgage and the mortgage itselt is
double taxation, contrary to the sjririt if not the
letter of our institutions and constitution, as by
mem an necessary taxation is to oe equally impos
ed. These principles apply to stock certificates and
any otner instruments which are only tne evi
dences of rights in. property, whether conditional
or unconditional. Ibe mortgage gives no right
to enter into possession, only to sell on certain
conditions and pay the debt due from the
The practice here has been to deduct, from
the assessed value cf the property, all debts
due from the owner withm the kingdom; conse
quently, wmist tnis equitable and just practice
prevailed, no inconvenience nas been felt from,
or injustice done Dy mis inaccurate definition,
but the Legislature of la 6 passed an Act, that
all property should be assessed " in the district
where it lies," irrespective of any mortgages
which might cover it. The design of this law
was. simply to give to the tax assessors and
collectors of the districts wtiere the property was
located the pay for the labor they must perform
for the value of the property must be assessed
by the officers of the district where the property
lies and justice demanded, (so the Legislature
thought) that those doing the work were entitled
to the compensation. It was not the design to
tax the mortgagor and the mortgagee, but as no
change was made in the incorrect deGnition of
the mortgage and stock certificate, they were
construed as property and taxed accordingly.
Ia the matter of stocks the Supreme Court
has Eet this right, but the subject of mortgages,
involving the same principle, has not come be
fore it for adjudication, as was the case with
the stock certificates, and yet remains unre
dressed. I noticed with pleasure, Mr. Editor, that both
the Advertiser and Gazette took the plain common-sense
view of this subject, at the time it
was before the public, such as was taken by
most intelligent business men as far as 1 know,
but that there may be no more mistakes. I hope
oar present Legislature will so amend the law,
that the most simple may understand and that
there cannot either directly or indirectly be any
unequal and double taxation without its being
mantfeslly in violation of the laic. This same
question, I am aware, has often arisen in coun
tries older and far more advanced than we are
and the Empire State of New York has just been
legislating against the abuses and injustice
arising out of taxation laws similar to our
own. Yours for
Eqcaltty in Taxatiox.
SA T I'R DA V, J UyE 1 .
THE NATION'S WARDS.
The Lepers are the Nation's wards. Have
wc, as a Nation, done our duty by them? Has
there been any duty towards these unfortunates
left undone, that ought to have been done?
Are we, as a community, guilty of any omission
in the terms of our imrlied contract when we
isolated and banished them from our midst?
These queries are pertinent to one of the greatest
questions now before the Hawaiian people, and
a lair, candid and truthful answer if due, to
our friends and the world. People abroad
are attentively observing our demeanor in this
terrible crisis of our condition, and our reputa
tion and good name are in many ways involved
by a correct knowledge of the truth. That
knowledge will reassure our friends, and we do
not fear to have the truth placed on record
We assert that the Hawaiian people Lave done
nobly and well under the ead and trying circum
stances in which they have been placed ; indeed,
no people could have done better.
As eoon as the fact was recognized that
Leprosy had gained a foothold in the Kingdom
lesielative action was at once taken for its
control and final eradication. Liberal grants
were voted, and a home provided at Kalawao, (a
beautiful and Ealubrious valley on the Island of
Molokai,) bouses built and measures taken for
supplying all the wants of the lepers in the most
liberal manner. A hoepital was established at
Kalibi, near this city, where all patients were
eubjected to preliminary medical examination
before beins Eent to Kalawao. The Board of
Health was clothed with the necessary power
for carrvinz out the law, and this it did to
the best of its ability. It encountered
manv obstacles to complete success not tho-
Icast of these being the concealment oi cases
by friends and relatives of the unfortunate
victims. The duties of the officers of the Board
have been, and are, by no means pileasant. The
ead and sorrowful scenes to which they are some
times witnesses are enough to wring tears from the
hardest heart ; mournful separations of friends
who realize that they will meet no more on
earth ; parties praying amid sobs and tears for
the release of some relative from Kalawao, or
a little lunger reprieve from the sentence of
banishment to that living grave. The whole
subject is so fraught with misery and sorrow
that it may be truly said that Hawaii is a na
tion of mourners, weeping over her lost and
The nation, in its fierce trial, has shown a
calmness, heroism, and self-denial worthy of all
praise. It has steadily granted out of its scanty
revenues a sum very large in proportion to its
means, for the Eupport of its sick and diseased
members, and its friends and the world may
rest assured that there will be no shrinking in
the future from the plain path of duty, not only
to the lepers, but to itself.
For the biennial period ending March 31,
1S78, the Legislature of 1870 voted the sum of
119,000 for the public health ; and of this
sum 55,000 was designated for the Leper
Asylum. This sum is just about fifty cents
per annum for every man woman and child in
the Kingdom! What nation or people has ever
done more for one class alone of its sick? We
do not say that no other nation would make j
such a sacrifice were it necessary ; but half a
dollar per capita is a heavy tax to levy for
specific object in any country, and on these Is
lands the sum is much greater in proportion
for here, there is a far less proportionate accu
niulation of wealth.
Again we say the Nation has done nobly and
well, and the people who cheerfully bear such
a burden arc endowed witn traits ot character
that will shine more brightly the wider they
are known. We arc convinced that a better des
tiny is in store for this people than the early
extinction of which we have eo often read and
stand that their solicitude and sacrifices have
been of no avail ! We feel that such a faulty
system should be brought to the public attention,
and that schools of this kind intended and pur
porting to give instruction in the English lan
guage to Hawaiian children should be estimated
at their just value f ir accomplishing this object.
Much more might be said in this connection,
with profit to all concerned, if duly regarded,
but want of space warns us to be brief.
Of the common schools, the report says that
during the past biennial period their operation
has not been characterized by that efficiency
which the friends of education would have de
sired. It seems that there has been an actual
retrogression, and the two first and last reasons
aeigned are probably the true ones, viz.: diffi
culty of procuring competent teachers, indiffer
ence of parents, and lack of active supervision,
(p. 3.) On page 10 of the report we find this
statement, which explains the matter satisfac
torily : ' To the superiority of this class of
schools (Government English Day Schools) and
to the great desire among Ilawaiians to acquire
the English language, may be traced in a great
measure the indifference of parents and others to
the interests of the common schools of the
Before closing our notice of this report, we
think it will be well to jrive some figures and
statements which will remove any misapprehen
sion that may have been caused in the minds of
the public by the perusal of an article on " Ha
waiian Female Education," published in this
journal May 18. (These figures are from the
records of the Board, and therefore authentic.)
Pursuant to the provisions of an Act entitled,
"An Act to repeal Chapter 10 of the Civil Code,
and to regulate the Bureau of Public Instruc
tion,'" approved, January 10th, 1SG5; Sections
30 and 31 of which Act read as follows, viz :
ABSTRACT OF REMARKS
Of the Honorable Member for Lahaina (Mr. Gibson),
May 25th, in Committee of the Whole, in reply to
the Attorney General, diseasing the Eeport of
Committee on Finance. Hon. W. K. fastle in the
"Under Whicli King, Benzonian?"
.Mr. Editor : Has your neighbor, the Gazette,
two editors, writing independently of each other?
It wemU appear so, from reading last Wednesday's
issue i&at paper. In one paragraph it is said
that " the bottom seems to have fallen out of the
(Finance) Committee's tub already.'-" In another
paragraph, another editor, as it would appear,
-says, We are .cqs&nt to await the result of an
tareetigation before .venturing an opinion." Now
which JBOt we -suppose ia the true editorial view
or stand ia the matter? iPecups, however, it may
be the case of the ass between faro bales of hay.
Moving bis longars and head first one way and
the toe other, iBt not yet sure where totkehold
of and bite. So far' I think so " already.1-'
Although we devoted a column to the report
of the Board last week, the subject was not by
any means exhausted. There is one point in
connection witn tne scuool system wnicn we
think ought to be modified, at least in those
schools that receive assistance from the Govern
ment. That point is, the proportion in number
of pupils to teachers. In our opinion, and we
speak with some personal experience of the sub
ject, no instructor, as a general rule, shoul
undertake the labor of teaching more than
twenty-five or thirty scholars ; and for the rea!
ood of the children, it were better that the
number should be limited to twenty. It stands
to reason that those schools numbering from
eight to fifteen scholars to each teacher, wil
prove much more efficient and thorough in the
amount and quality of the instruction imparted
than schools that have a roll of forty to eixty
scholars and one teacher. It cannot be supposed
that one teacher, however experienced and assi
duous in the performance of his duty, is compe
tent to give anything like justice to his scholars,
when they reach the number, as in one iD6tance,
of sixty-six, and nearly one-half of these girls
It is unjust to the teacher, and unjust to the
pupil ; the former, if he is conscientious, is over
burdened, and the latter is deprived of his right
right to acquire that amount of instruction
that the school system is designed to give him.
A svstem of monitors misht divide and lessen
the teacher's labor ; but that would be at the
cost of the monitor's time valuable time, sub
tracted from bis own school hours. We do not
know that anything of the kind prevails in our
public schools, and do not think its introduction
would be advisable for many reasons, which are
readily apparent to the intelligent reader.
We refer more pointedly to the schools of Mr.
W. A. Kiha and Miss A. Aylett, which the
report says " are large and popular English
schools. These teachers are both native-born
Ilawaiians, and show a very creditable degree of
proficiency in the management of their schools."
This we do not doubt, but of what possible value
to the pupil can be the knowledge of the English
language imparted by the three and a half min
utes which Mr. Kiha is able to devote to each
scholar during the six hours of each echool-day ?
A. division of the one hundred and three scholars
in his school into classes of fifteen or twenty-five
each, would not remedy the evil, for a parrot-like
mode of education would be sure to result. The
child would acquire the pronunciation of easy
words, but no practical knowledge of their mean
ing. The absurdity of overcrowding a school
in this manner is the more apparent when we
consider that the school now 6poken of is estab
lished for the purpose of giving instruction in
the English language to children whose mother
tongue is Hawaiian. The parents fondly ima
gine their little ones are making the progress
they so anxiously desire, and for which they
willingly tax themselves; what, then, must be
Jbeir disappointment when they come to under-
Sec. 30. "It shall be lawful for the Board of Education to
contribute, out of the funds at its disposal, towards the estab
lishment of one or more boarding schools for the instruction of
Hawaiian boys in the English language, and other branches of
Sec. 31. " The Board ef Education shall also contribute, lo
the greatest extent that the means at its disposal will allow,
towards the support of family schools for Hawaiian girls,
whether established by the Board, or by private individuals,
and in fostering such schools, it shall enjoy the fullest discre
Grants in aid of private boarding schools for
boys were inaugurated, and an impetus was
imparted to the establishment and extension of
boarding schools for Hawaiian girls by the pro
mulgation of an ordinance by the Board, relative
to family boarding schools for girls, the substance
of which was as follows :
" Notice is hereby given that the Board is prepared to grant
pecuniary aid to private schools of this class (for girls) subject
to the following conditiont : 1st. Such 'schools are to be open
at all times to the visits of the inspector General, who shall
inspect them at least once annually, and report to the Board
as to their condition and efficiency. 2d. No such family
school will be'ligible for grants in aid, whether of its estab
lishment or maintenance, which does not give to the Board
satisfactory proof that it is likely to be a permanent institu
tion. 3d. When any application is made for a grant towards
the establishment of any such family school, it shall be accom
panied with a clear and full statement of the expense incurred
in the erection, fitting up, and furnishing. The Board will
then be prepared to state the amount of its grant towards the
liquidation of the said expenses. 4th. Grants in aid of the
maintenance of the said family schools, will be given in the
form of capitation fees, so much for each Hawaiian scholar.
5th. The annual capitation grants will be on the following
scale : For every Hawaiian scholar that has been in a family
school six months, ten dollars; one year, twenty dollars: two
or three years, twenty-live dollars; four years or more, thirty
dollars. These grants will be paid half yearly, at midsummer
and Christmas, subject to the recommendation of the Inspec
tor. 6th. No grant will be made iu consideration of any
child for whom a sum is paid annually to the proprietor of the
school from other sources, for board and education, of more
than fifty dollars, ($50.00) nor if there have been less than
an average of tea scholars in the said school, during the six
months previous to the visit of the Inspector. 7lh. The
course of instruction in every family school shall comprise at
least, reading and writing iu English or Hawaiian, arithmetic,
the elements of grammar and geography, and some branch of
industrial work. And the report ot the Inspector as to the '
efficiency of the said instruction, shall be grounded on an ex
amination of the individual scholars. 8th. The Hoard must
be satisfied by the report of the Inspector, that the internal
arrangements of every family schools applying for its aid, are
such as conduce to the cleanliness, health and morals of its ,
iuinates. 9th. Convinced that religion is the basis of all eflec
tiva moral training, the Board expects that such schools will
be conducted on Christian principles. Hut it leaves to the
directors the fullest discretion as to the form of Christianity .
they may feel it right to inculcate."
Agreeably with the ordinance above cited, the j
following amounts have been paid by the Board j
of Education, in aid of the establishment and ;
maintenance of private boarding schools for i
girls, viz : j
Makiki Family School (1S66 to 70) $ 2,132 7S I
Koloa " " (1868 to 72) 3,435 90 i
St Andrew's Priory School (1963 to 72) 605 00 j
East Maui Family School (1866 to 7S) 13.390 11 ;
Lahaina ' (1866 to 78) 11,800 00 '
Kawaiahao " " (1870 to 78) 7,150 75 I
Waialua " " (1872 to 78) 6.570 00 !
Kohala ' ' (1S76 lo 73) 1,325 00
And the following amounts have been paid in
aid of private boarding schools for Hawaiian
boys, during the same period, viz :
Ahuimann College $ 2,953 40
Rev G Mason's Boarding School... 5,644 72
"KB Post's " 278 97
C V Turner's " " 732 75
St Alban's College 297 75
Iolani College, (Bishop Willis) 4,271 75
Ililo Boarding School, (D B Lyman) 13,510 23
Thus it will be seen that since the general
establishment of private boarding schools for
girls; i. e., from 18GC to 1878, the sum of $18,
710.03 more has been paid to girls' schools, than
to boys' schools of the same class, out of the
general appropriations available to the Board of
Education by Legislative enactment for such
An ordinance published by the Board of Edu
cation on the 2Gth of January, 1874, regulating
the age at which pupils for whom capitation fees
would be paid, should be admitted at family
echools, and limiting the age (10 years) up to
which such fees would be allowed for pupils
attending those seminaries, having had the effect
to reduce to some extent, the amount of capita
tion fees to which those schools were entitled
under the rules of the Board regulating such
grants, special grants in addition to capitation
fees have been made in aid thereof, upon applica
tion being made to the Board of Education for
that purpose. See report of the Board of Edu
cation to the Legislature of 1870, page 9.
With regard to the maintenance of Lahaina
luna Seminary, the Board of Education has no
option as to continuing or discontinuing the
same, but is merely charged with the " care and
direction " of the Institution, which was form
ally accepted by the Hawaiian Government from
the A. 1. U. t . ai. by act of Legislature, to be
found in Sections 738, 739, and 740 of the Civil
The same is also true of the Industrial and
Reformatory School, established by act of Legis
lature, approved December 30th, 18G4, and con
tinued up to the present time under the act of
July 21st, 1870, and for the maintenance of
which a specific appropriation has been passed at
every biennial session of the Legislature.
ine estaDlisnment and continuance of the
Haleakala Boys' Boarding School at Makawao,
though instituted under the authoritv of Section
30 of the Act of 1865 before quoted, to meet
what was believed at the time to be a public
necessity ; is the only Government School of its
class in the Kingdom, and is wholly under the
control of the Board of Education.
The maintenance of this school has been a
source of expense to thp Board, and better results
were expected than have as yet been realised.
e wouia reier our readers to the report itself
for interesting details necessarily omitted : the
subject is one of vital importance to the entire
community, among whom a decided opinion pre
vails as to the standard of excellence at which
the schools of the Kingdom ought to be main
tained. e invite discussion, being assured
that good will follow a thoroush examination of
Mr. Chairman : I did not intend to make any
reply to the Honorable Minister of the Crown, the
Attorney General, until all the Ministers had
spoken on the Report of the Committee on Finance,
but as they continue silent, I will not defer my re
marks. His Excellency in the course of a somewhat
lengthy and eloquent harangue, stated that the re
port embodied all the insinuation, inuendo and
rumor against the Ministry, that had been afloat
in the community for some months past, and yet
be has not explained away a single statement of
fact, nor has he done anything more than set forth
that there were extenuating circumstances calcu
lated to modify the views of this Assembly, and of
the public, in respect to the allegations of the re
port. I can confidently affirm, sir, that the Attorney
General has not touched or invalidated any one of
the array of facts presented, and has himself dealt
chiefly with inuendo and insinuation.
The report states that his department has no
proper set of books such as would be befitting a
business iu which a disbursement of nearly one
hundred thousand dollars tikes place during the
biennial period, ff the Committee be supposed to
be captious iu this matter, let the books of the
Attorney General's department be submitted for
the consideration of experts, and let us have their
judgment in this matter.
I pass by the subject of a certain payment to
bondholders at this time, as being a matter that
concerns the whole Ministry; but will speak of
one hundred dollars received by the Honorable
Minister from the Department of Foreign Affairs.
In his discourse printed to-day, he states what was
not distinctly understood from his oral discourse
in the House last Thursday, that there was an un
derstanding with other parties in respect to this
extra payment for a document which he drew up
lor the roreign Omce. Now I would respectfully
inquire oi ms excellency witn wrjom was this ex
tra payment understood. 7
lbe Attorney General Does the Honorable
member desire a reply at. this time ?
Mr. Gibson I do.
The Attorney General remarked in substance
I consulted with Mr. Carter in respect to this mat
ter, antl it was witn his sanction that I made this
Mr. Gibson I must say that I sincerely regret
that the absence of Mr. Carter, our envoy in Eu-
iupe, Miu iioi euuuie mm 10 substantiate this state
ment at this time; and I will say moreover, sir,
that if I. as Attorney General, had required and
obtained what I deemed a just payment for service
rendered, and had furthermore the sanction of my
colleague in office, I would have held on to the
money, and never would have returned, as the
Minister has done, what I deemed my due, nor
have taken such pain3 to get back my receipt for
Now in respect to another hundred dollars paid
by the Attorney General to an outside party, out
of public funds for the drawing up of a treaty of
sale of steamship Likelike; the Minister says that
mis was un accommodation conceded to him at a
time of severe indisposition. However this may
be. 1 can only say that the -Minister might well,
and more properly have paid for this service
which pertained to his official duty, out of his own
And what have we from the Minister to invali
date the statement of the report, that His Excel
lency had drawn from the public treasury at the
close of the biennial period, the sum of $2,926
the amoii'it of certain unexpended balances of ap
propriations and had deposited the same with his
bankers. Bishop &. Co. lie simply confirms the
statement of the report, but adds the excuse that
he followed the practice ot his predecessors; and
I therefore can only say that this is a practice that
would be more honored in the breach than in the
observance, and that the balances of appropria
tions he illegally holds in his hands must be re
turned to the public tieasury.
And what have we from this Minister's mouth to
invalidate any one of the statements in respect to
improper disbursements of public funds for objects
of private convenience t-o pointedly set forth by
my colleague on the Committee, the Honorable
Noble Kaai ? We have only evasion or silence
and a full illustration of the Honorable Minister's'
aptitude to indulge i:: the suj.pressio veri. or with
holding i.l the truth which he charges upon others
Excellency entertained us with remarks
upon the dignity and moral grandeur of his atti
tude, as in contrast with the boasts of others He
said very emphatically iu his remarks before the
Assembly. that if he was not known by his
deeds, he never would be known by his words "
or what he said of himself. And yet almost in the
same breath, he tells us (hat he was a soldier
Now if he had not said so. we would not have
know n this to be the case, for we have not seen
him in the tented field; and although we may
hiiow mat ue nas cnargeu. yet not at the head of
squaurons in me iront oi Dattle.
And he told us that he was a lawyer. But
... ... ,.o.iiiautc iium uis lips, as we
have ample evidunce of that professional skill that
conceals the truth, and that can make the worse
appear the better cause.
Among the inueiidoes of His Excellency he en
avors to make it appear that all Dm
animus of this report is mine. Now I must de
cline the honor, as this Committee work was large
ly shared by my colleagues; and no one will doubt
that the Honorable member for Hamakua (Bicker
ton), the Honorable Noble Kaai. the Honorable
member for Honolulu (Malo). and the Honorable
member for Kauai (J. Kauai), are well capable of
taking their part in the duties of this Assembly
and have been gratuitously insulted by the Hon
orable Minister by insinuating that they were mis
led as mere tools by the Chairman of their Com
mittee. And His Excellency must harp again upon the
insinuation that my only object is office. That has
certainly been his only pursuit in this country.
And he says that when he accented hU nral
office. 1 stated to those who conferred with me
that one condition must be, the immediate pay
! ment of that money to those (to the bondholders)
; to whom it belonged." Now as Minister Smith
! who made up the Cabinet, was a bondholder it i
not difficult to perceive how our high-toned
Attorney General should have insisted upon such
conditions before he would touch official emolu
ment. I have got an office, which I shall strive to
deserve, and that is as Minister of the people.
Now. Mr. Chairman, I do not wish to scold any
more about the past. My chief object in our
Finance Committee Report was administrative re
form. It is quite likely that I and my colleagues
may have made some mistakes. I know that we
have passed by all the important measures rela
ting to the material progress ot the rnnntrir w.
have reserved them for consideration in after re
ports. And in respect to this report before the
Assembly. I will say for myself and my col
leagues, that we will be content should it bring
us blame, if however it lead to genuine admin
J, C MEREILL & CO.,
Igtnts for the Etgnlar Dispatch Lin? of racket?.
jull ADVANCES MADE ON CONSIGNMENTS. tf
HONOLULU FIRE DEPARTMENT
VOTICE.-THE ANNUAL. ELECTION OF
X Eniiinrem fur the Honolulu Fire l)epartinect will
take place in the House of Mechanic Engine Co. No. 2, on
MONDAY EVENING, June 3J, 1S73. I'ol! open from " to 'J
CHAS. T. GCLICK, Jurfee of Election.
J. W. KOBERTSON, .. ,,
lt W. h. HOPPER, Jlellem.
A LIj ENTRIES for tub races
J3l be made to the unJersigned not Iatr than five
the 6th of Jane.
P. M. on
W. R. BTCHANAN,
Clerk of the Course.
RECEIVED EX LATE ARRIVALS, COMPRISING
A GOOD A1VD WELL ASSORTED STOCK
Administrator's Sale of Real
BY VIRTI E OF AN' OKIIKIt ISSl KI IIY
the lion. A. F. Jiuld. Jusliep of the Supreme Court,
On Saturday, the 1st day of June,
Sell the following real estate, in front of Aliiolaiii Ilule, at
12 o'clock: noon, viz :
Lot 1. Land situated iu Muuanui, Kwix, Oahu, ami con
taining S3 100 acres, kalo lain).
Lot 2. In same place, and containing,' 41-100 of an acre,
bouse lot and kalo la'nl.
Lot 3. In same place, and containing acres, kalo
and kula land.
Lot 4. In same place, contains 1 uU-loo acres, kalo and
Lot 5. Comprises the Illalna of I'aakeu, and contains
an area of 19 acres of rice land leased for 10 years from
1ST6, at $lo0 per annum, payable semi-annually, and a
fish pond containing 12 Sucre; this lot will be sold sub
ject to the above lease.
Lot 6. Land situated in the Iliaina of Muliwai at Man.
anui, Ewa, and contains 3S acres of kalo and kula land.
Lot 7. In same place, contains 42-100 acre of kalo ami
Lot 8. Iu same place, contains 3 57-100 acres all kalo
Lot 9. In same place, contains 40-1OO acres all kalo
Lot 10. Is the stream from bank to bank, near which
the above lots are situated and contains 7 su-100 acres.
Lot 11. Comprises the fishini; rights, in sea and river
ofWahaloa at Waimalu, Kwa, and contains an area of
Lot 12. Ill of Kaieie ut Kalilil, and containing an area
of 120 acres more or less, 20 of which are kalo laud : ;
lease on this land will expire Sept 5, 1S7S.
Lot 13. Kalo and kula land in Kalia, Wuikikl, con
taining 19.S acres.
Lot 14. Two kalo patches in Waikiki.waena, contain-
ing 3-04 acres.
Lot 13. One kalo patch in Waikikl-wacnn, containing
Lot 10. 1 Share in the Hui land of Manoa.
Lot 17. 1 piece land in Kailua, Oahu, containing li
acres, 6 of which are kalo land.
Cff" Plans and surveys of the above parcels of land can
be seen at the oOice of the undersigned, and such other
information as may be required will be given.
li-W The terms of the sale are CASH ; deeds at the ex
peuse of purchaser on approval of sale by the Court.
W. V. PAKKK, Administrator
Kstate oi C. Kanalna.
Honolulu, May 8th, IS7S. fiy3
Just Received !
FROM PHILADELPHIA & NEW YORK
A FINE ASSORTMENT OF
Ladies' Misses' & Children's
FRENCH KID !
English Serge aud Fox Button Boots,
Serge aud Kid Fox Balmorals,
kid aud Serge Slippers,
Sandal and Inlaid Slippers,
Una, Xetvport and
Ankle Ties, i.r.,if,
Ladies and Gentlemen's
French Silk Umbrellas,
Saratoga and Leather Trunks,
Valises, Bags, &c, &c.
Honolulu, May 25, 187S.
m j25 lm
Have Just Received
From San Francisco
Tlie City of Sydney
On the 21st May, a few aeti of
BUILDERS' HARDWARE, MECHANICS1 TOOLS,
HOUSE T? XT J 1 1ST I S PI 1 1ST G CI O O O S J
amclj (oollng I tensils, Table C utler), Plates Spoons, Forks, lie., kr.
POCKET CUTLERY, SCISSORS, RAZORS, &c.
SEINE TWINES, FISH LINES, HOOKS, &c,
KEROSENE STOVES, WORTH HAVING ;
FAIRBANKS' PLATFORM SCALES,
Icvoc tti:ilJliJ: Kerosene Oil.
For particulars, please call at tbe Concrete lilock, '. ami '.IT King Street.
III,l.IIGIIAjW A: CO.
WATER PIPE, WATER PIPE, WATER PIPE !
Yf- f f fff
AMERICAN f ff I I -ff frff f)
M .I.., .XTi - ., 1 lj
fa y w
P x w
THE INDKILSIOXKI) HAVING ItKK.V A I'I'OI VTKI) M;KMSK)R
Til ICS K ISLANDS FOR THE
WYCKOFF WOOD PIPE
now prepared to furnish I'Uiiter and others with tliii article in iza ranuitiE from li inrht-n m ft i.i.,.. ... . . .
trenf,'th to resist any pressure that Iron Pipe Will stand.
In offering this Pipe f.r sale the following advantages are claimed for It over any Pipe in u,,. woikl :
First It is tbe Cheapest Good Pipe.
Second It is the most durable of all Pipes practically imperishable.
Third It neither expands nor contracts and corrosion is impoesible.
Fourth It is more easily laid can be tapped with an ordinary auger.
Fifth It is more easily handled lighter in weight and perfectly tight.
Sixth It is not liable to get out of order.
Seventh When used for water it neither tastes of or can be affected by chemical ingredients.
Thousands Of Miles of this Pipe have been laid down in tbe L'astorn Kinf.
Pacific Coast, and in every instance it has given entire satiefaction, and flattering testimonial, to its merit,
have been given to the company by parties who have used it.
For further particulars and prices, apply to
MR. O. E. LEIMHART,
(Late of San FraDCico.)
HO USE AND SIGX FAINTER I
f AS OPENED n SHOP at 44 FORT Street,
iVL S,nii11,.pJ'ed ,0 do PAIXTIXG I.N ALL,
lis bka.LHLS at tbe shortest notice and at reason-
able rates. Furniture varnished and Pianos repolished a spe
cialty. Walls and Ceilings tinted in the most delicate shades.
Also Walls and Ceilings whitened and colored.
All Work Warranted.
A. H. HOUGHTON,
II and Queen Sts., Honolulu.
STREET, between Merchant
(.heap Groceries. FurniaheH
Booms to let. Give me a call. XT a double seated Carriage
for hire and Light Cart for luggage. mh30 3m
ASEMI-AS.XUAL. IfEETIXG OF THE
Board of Trustees of the Queen's osmtal will be held at
the Room of the Chamber of Commerce next FRIDAY, Jane 7.
it tr er unwr, . a. eiJAKt KK, Secjr.
THE BELL TELEPHONE..
A SUPPLY OFTELEl ilOM :s A Ml CALL
BELLS are expected in a few wecLs, w.Uh wni Le leased
at Mew York rates.
Agent f-.r.-.h? IUw'n is.
1 O IS, S3
Half Barrels of
TWENTY-FIVE AND FIFTY POUND
Packed, to Order-
Consisting of Ceramic Glazing, Adhesive Preparation, Paint,
Lampblack and Brushes,
A SPLENDID ASS0RT31E.YT OF
Suitable for Ceramic Work.
mum a shelf mm
A Few Packs of the Finest
With Hound Corners.
Ten Thousand a Year, - - By S. C. Warren
The Theory of the Modern Scientific Game
of Whist, - - - By Wm. Pole.
TO PLANTERS, AGENTS $ OTHEBS !
ALL PERSONS ARE WARNED Againat
trusting m- wife on my account, as 1 will not pay such
debts. A KONG.
Honolulu, May 15, 1S78. mylS 6m
VEITHER MASTER XOR OWNERS OF
11 Bark " VICTORIA -' wi'l be responsible lor debts con
tracted without my consent.
Signed) J. J. W. HOPP,
Master Bark Victoria.
FOR A LARGE
Km. family, situated within ten minutes walk d the Post
Office. To a good tenant, the rent will be very rocd-rate.
my25 tf Apply to B. T. O'HALI.ORAV.
E. C. McCANDLESS.
DESIRABLE EEAL ESTATE FOE SALE.
MrfMlE PREMISES Biliiateil at MAN'A
M. MAN A, on the Mauka sideof Beretania Street,
Honolulu, tyinft between the premises occupied by Mr.
MAY as a private residence, and those occupied by Mr. J. H.
BROWN. These premises have a frontage of 143 fctt on Bere
tania Street, and extend mauka from the road a distance of
425 feet; containing an area of 11 acres.
A number of shade, fruit and ornamental trees ate growing
on the premises.
Tbe locality is one of the most healthy in or near Honolulu;
and the size of the lot, and its location on tbe mauka side of
the Street, render the premises most desirable fur a private
residence. ZT Water pipes laid on. Title perfect.
Wcje Particulars apply to
W. JAS SMITH.
March 28th, I8:a. mh30 tf
2O.O0O BLRor8aleSblyCAR BACS
d22 c. BREWFi; 4 CO.
CASTLE fe COO
Would Call Attention to their Fresh Arrivals by
OVERT A1YI RAITJIOAO,
MYSTIC RET,!,, from IVcw York,
Antl IOVi;.RV, from KfighuHf.
QEXUINE IMPROVED PA RIS PLOWS, UOLMXC C OL'l.TER. OM.V 30.00.
do Moline I'RAIRIK QL E EN Brakes, 12. 11, 16 io. tenuin. Motine Pte. l Horse Plow. 'Ui
do Ames' Steel Horse 1'lows, XI, XO, X0O. : i ir,i,
TRY THE JOHN DEERE GANG PLOWS!
WITH EXTRA POINTS.
A fcw JOHN OEERE CA NG PLOWS, at bottom te., with extr. point.
Heavy Goose Neck Si! HockeUlots, mad to orur. aud the b.-.t . r it.. rvLl ' . ..,
Hunt'. Grub Hoea, Hunt's and Collin', ..cl.. Pick Mattorti an. Kx ixv, ' U"" ' ""l 4
tosston's Superior C.ne Knives, extra quality; Oos or Native hp.d-s' mad, toOr W Zi 4 41 l ,
Cu, Spike,, 6. 7 and 8 in ; Planter,' Hoe. Axe, l-itf t'fi Li an'HaV,' S. aM '
, at bottom rates;
BABBIT METAL, MACHINE BOLTS,
File, Spear ar.d Jackson n.ake; Flat, J Round, Sr,uare, Hound Hand Boston Mill Haw ami T.,-r t . is i i
Trace and Ox Cbaiw: Carrie. lt. ! m ,7 ,ir"i' ' 1 V"""'' '""'"i
Leather Beltii.ir. 4. 8. 10 a.,1 12 in ir.. 7 " .r fl' "'V. i
Round and Hat Can St-el. Souare ,. ,.,. k', Z -Z " ' ,l l
1 Ox Chains; Carriage holts and Screws; Mill lUUector Lariterns-'llt ll
Wtl.., 4. 6. 10 a,..l li in.; Fence ht.ple,; Hoop Iron I, "l Hi in br ?hi 1
d r lat tas: St-el, Square au4 Octagon Nuts and Washers, all siies; Cold Punt
WESTOiYS Centrifugals and Steam Engines,
.Vw HavfD Parlor OrganH, J Kl)lfs
Blale Steam and IrriKatlns Yatunui romps,
I V I. T A k II II H i, . .... . ...
..uccc. . ,.., "'roxiJlttsaaaMWSeHlngMtltlni.sfrwmirIOt$sOf.qlt all,
Downer-s, Vulcan S. Devoe'a Kerosci, Oil, at L.nest Dales, .Idrll tate ... KUr Mill. I lour.
PILOT BREAD, OREGON AND ST. LOUIS HAMS I