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PACIFIC COMMERCIAL. ADVERTISER SUPPLEMENT, AUG. 7, 1880.
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LEGISLATIVE PEOCEEDIHGS, 1880.
t-'iTisTT-riRrr Dat Friday. Jalj SOth, 18&0.
Aa Act relating to ieciitna 331, 333, 337,
and 33'J. of ile Cml Code, relating to the
J'i re Department ol lLmdulu, was read Tor the
f Mr. llanuna asW '' the bill to amend
c'ipter 41 ol the Penal Code, known aa Mr.
i Inker's liquor bill taken up again and made
' t!i order ol the day f r to-day.
The President ruled the motion oat of order.
Mr. jiW.n Mid that if the defects in the bill
were merely grammatical errors,-or that tbe
cumbering of the section wmio error,, be was
ot o j -in ion that there could he no objection to the
'fci.'l bem sgain br.iui't heTure the House.
T I'ent" ruling was sustained.
'RDEK Or Tut DAT.
.n bill on its third reading,
le and jnied.
T hill in r rulata thn i miwrK.
e " e,ort' Boon' , ,le a..d ex Ration of opium.
Ccr3, mo ed that it be read bj its title
Ujiktni'-ttr oT the Interior said the bill bad
been ruthed through on it first and second read
irjrs, and lie tlatuht it only riht that it should
n be read throuzh, a t'e members were prob
ably not aware of the harm that was in this bill.
lie would move that tlx till be inoennitely post
poned. and he could nut let thin opportunity pass
of denouncing a bill tluit was o detrimental to
th i welfare of the country. He asked, why is
sacb a kuiii as S12U.WX) per annum offered, know
ic that it iuut come from the pockets ol the
yor. He wan not in favor of Uooolula being
13 id a depot for the manufacture of opium
"Y.'hy did the Chinese ak to be allowed to come
re and prepare opium ? Because tbey are not
i'!,;wed to carry on the practice in their own
r jniry. Ilonkon did not allow it. Tbey
imerlv raid 400.000 a year license in that
I iiiiwh colony, but now it was stopped, and shall
w ?, II iwaiian-4. allow ourselves to be tempted by
t paltry 120.000 a Tear The bill states that
;.' -i sale and ui-e ol it shall be restricted to Chi
3:e only, but you all know that where there is
Moking going on the pipe pawes Ireely Irom ooe
9i uie other, native as well as Chinese, uauioro
i . has juet paMed a law forbidding the use of opi
in that state, and are we to make this an em-
u.noin for the preparation of opium to supply
U.i Pacific Coast, South America, and Australia?
. Tuam this bill, the liquor bill, the Chinese steam
.teidy and tne $ 10,000.000 loan and Hawaii will
i J? down to nothing; then the Chinese will mon
oppUss'and invade your territory. He would
s sa? to the llawaiians, look at your position and
think where you might be financially. Ten years
s members of this House know that $800,000
and $000,000 was all that could be estimated for
the receipts of two years. It was only a few
years ago when the reciprocity treaty was con
cluded, that increased taxation was thought nec
essary . Two years later it was shown not to be
necessary and the law which inflicted such beavj
' taxes was repealed. When the present Ministry
. came into ouce tbe receipts of the country began
to increase. 1 be House has passed an appropri
' ation three times in excess of what it did six
t years ago. No man had at that time any hope
of passing eucli a bill as $2,195,006.75 with the
, bope of collecting such a sum. How is it done ?
Simply through tbe eenorosity of the United
States and the reciprocity treaty. As sure as
you lose that reciprocity treaty you will go back
to your former condition. Lose that treaty and
. do more high wages. No more $2 per day for
laborers, and do more profit for planters if they
bare to pay duty on sugar. Act wisely and do
Dot be led astray, and tbe prosperity of this coun
try is assured. Is there a member in this House
that can say there is a particle of good in this
DU1 except tbe $bU,UUU per annum to tbe reven
ue? Tbe life and prosperity of this nation de
pends opon tbe reciprocity treaty. Tbe passage
of tbe item of $24,000 for a China Steamer line
will strike a blow that will cause Hawaii to suf
fer. However, there may be some good in a
stdamer line, but tbe evil that will ensue counter
balances it. Pass this opium bill and Hawaii
will suffer to sucb an extent that she will not
Mr. Abolo said that be bad read the reciproci
ty treaty and he saw nothing to tbe effect that
the passage of an opium or a liquor bill
would interfere with it. During this Ministry it
is true that the receipts have been increased, but
it is not due to the present Ministers, but to tbe
treaty that was made before tbey came in office.
All they have done is to sell Government lands.
The ayes and noes were taken on tbe motion to
indefinitely postpone the bill as follows :
Ate Mraxra Wilder, Prentoo. Kaooa. Clefthorn. Kni
hclanl. Ktioira. Smith. Jnd.l. KaaluAou, Nawahi, Wood.
8 V Kui, Ptlipo. N WWi-ox 1.
Noe baib. LllikmUni. Baker. Keau. Ealama. Kahnlu.
Kaanaana. Abolo. Xahakn. Kaloa. Olendon. Banana,
W ahlne, Kannamano. Kapahq. Mahoe. Koapno. Kakina.
The motion to pass tbe bill was carried.
An Act relating to marriages was referred to a
An Act to authorize the importation and sale
of poisonous drugs or its third reading. Passed.
An Act relating to sundries and wash-houses
on its third rending. Passed.
An Act relating to rewards and informers on
its third reading. Passed.
An Act relating to corporations of Pilots at
Kabului and Uilo on its third reading. Passed.
An Act to fix tbe compensation of Pilots at
Kahului and Hilo on its third reading. Passed.
An Act to amend sec: ion 237 of tbe Civil Code
relating to pound fees on its third reading.
An Act to provide for tbe sale costody of wills
and testamentary papers on its third reading.
An Act to consolidate the laws relating to in
ternal taxes on its third reading. Passed.
The House adjourned at 4 p m.
Sitntt-Scont Dat Saturday, July 31st, 1680.
ORDER Or TIIK DAT.
Third reading of an act to authorize the issue
of Koyal Patents for the sale of school lands and
school sites by tbe Board of Education. Passed.
Third reading of an Act to perpetuate tbe gen
eology of tbe Chiefs of Hawaii, on its third read
Mr. Qastle presented his report on tbe bill to
levy an additional duty on imported rice.
Mr. Rhodes also presented bis report.
Tbe Minister of the Interior moved that the
reports be referred to His Majesty's cabinet, who
would report on tbe same on Tuesday next. Car
ried. The House adjourned at noon.
Seventt-third Dat Monday, August 2nd, 1880.
Mr. Kalua introduced the following vote of
want of confidence.
Whereas, a divided and vacillating executive
ia constitutional government is a condition of
weakness, and affords occasion of danger to the
fet Wb'eseas. tb Ministers or Ilis Majesty exhibit a
lamentable state of divided conasels. and want of
harmony and efficiency as a cabinet, made mani
fest to tbe consideration of tbe Assembly in the re
port of tbe Minister of Finance, wherein he com
plains of uodue action of the Minister of the Inte
rior ia tbe matter of overdraws ; as also has been
manifest lo tbe Assembly in tbe passage of impor
tant bills, when ministers have been divided in
their discussions and their votes, so as to present
a spectacle of mutual antagonism and vacillation
calculated to injure their influence with the Repre
sentatives of the people ; and furthermore, as has
been shown in respect to many public measures
which should have originated with the Ministry,
but on account of their backwardness have been
brouzbt forward by the Representatives of
tbe public And when the Ministry have
brought forward measures they have In so many
instances been out-voted so that their influence as
Minuter has been weakened and their position
de?radel ; aod
Whexeas, on one ipecial occasion on the con
sideration of aa important resolution declaring
tbe sense of tbe Assembly that a guarantee of tbe
perpetual neutrality of the kingdom should be
urged upon the consideration of the great powers
of the political world, the Minister of the Interior,
tbe recognized PremW of the Cabinet, made no
sign when the question was pot to vote of the ap
proval of a measure so vital to the Jbest Interests
of the nation ; aod axain when the question of the
coronation of Ilis Majesty, so essential to atreogti
en the Throne and main tain the Independence of
the Kingdom was discussed before the Axsetnbly,
aad tbe vote oa tbe qaestlud was c 11 i. - tire of
the ministers left the Legislature Il&ll, aad extfbU
ted their ifidrenco to a measure el paraaouat
importance t tb. wrliure ot the Kingdom, and
which whs carried bj an overwhelming majority
of lb AMembly. And Iben in other respects they
hire exhibited evidence of either want of harmony
and co-operation, and manifest ao incapability to
prevent and carry measures, and to maintain the
dignity of tbe Sovereign before the Assembly ;
Rbsolvtd. that the Assembly has no longer any
confidence in the present Ministry, and declare
tnetr continuation in office to be derogatory to me
dignity of His Majesty and a cause of danger to
Tbe Minister of the Interior moved that tbe
ministers be each furnished with a copy oi tne
resolution, and that it be made tbe order of the
day for Wednesday next. Carried.
Mr. Rhodes introduced resolution ma me
reports on tbe bill relating to daty on nee, &c,
be printed. Carried.
Mr. Kalua introduced a resolution mat an a
relating to the development of the resources of
tbe country be made tbe order oi toe uay isr
Thursday next. Carried.
order or THE PAT.
An Act relating to gaming on its third read
Second reading of an Act to repeat section 1001
of the Civil Code. . . .
Mr. Rhodes asked that the bill be explained dj
Mr. Uanuna moved that it be referred to the
Judiciary Committee. Carried.
An Act to amend article ox ot me vih-
l,The committee to whom the proposed amend
ment was referred reported favorably.
Mr. Pilipo spoke at length against the resolu
tion, and also agaiot the committee's report.
Bill passed to engrossment and to be made the
order of the day for Wednesday next.
An Act to amend an Act relating to railways.
Motion to be made the order of the day for Thurs
day next. Carried.
An Act to protect tbe streams of all government
lands from the trespass of animals, Ac, particu
larly applying to protecting tbe streams supply
ing tbe reservois and streams from which drink
ing water is obtained.
The Minister of the Interior moved that this
bill pass to engrossment. Carried. To be read
a third time on Thursday next.
A bill to grant a special license for the sale of
salmon. Referred to a Special Committee.
A bill to amend section 57 of the Civil Code
on its second reading passed to engrossment.
House adjourned at noon until 10 a m on Tues
day. Szt en tt -third Dat Tuesday, Aug. 3, 1880.
KSPORT Or COMHTTTEK.
The committee to whom was referred an Act
relating to fish market licenses made their report,
which was laid on tbe table to be considered with
An Act to provide for tbe licensing of keepers
of livery stables within the district of Honolulu.
The Minister of the Interior said the object of
the bill was to license those other than keepers of
expresses. At present they pay nothing com
mensurate with the sum paid by expressmen.
He explained that livery stable keepers bad not
tbe right to go on tbe street and stand for fares,
whereas an expressman has that right. He pro
posed to impose a license of $50 per annum.
Tbe bill passed to engrossment.
An Act to make further and better provision
for the protection of the public in Honolulu.
The Minister of the Interior said in explana
tion of this bill, that tbe objeet was to bring pri
vate drays under tbe same law as licensed drays.
It restricted the epeed'at which all drays shall
Bill passed to engrossment.
An Act to amend Chapter 27 of session laws
of 1878, being an act to regulate tbe carriage of
passengers, cargo and freight.
The Minister of the Interior said, as the law
stands at present no horse is allowed to draw
more than 2,000 lbs., whether he be a good or
bad borse; and furthermore no charge can be
made for attempting to make a borse drag that
weight as tbe law allows it.
The bill passed to engrossment.
ORDER Or THE DAT.
An Act to regulate the sale of spirituous
liquors, on its third reading.
Mr. R. Wilcox moved that the bill be inde
Tbe ayes and noes were taken on this motion
as follows ;
An -Messrs Kahaku, Kalua, Hanuna, Nawabi, 8W
Kaai. Pilipo. 6.
Nora Messrs Eapeca, Simon E Kaai, Preston, Kanoa,
Kahann. Knnuiakea, Kilikalani. Baker. Keau, Ealama,
Kaanaana. Abolo, Hahoe, Enapuu, Kakina, Beckley,
Kupihea. 17. '
Tb: Bill passed.
An Act relating to the practice of medicines
by Chinese physicians.
This bill, owing to some inaccuracies, was re
ferred to tbe Attorney General for revision.
The House adjourned at 2 p m.
SEYXNTT-rocBTH Dat Wednesday, Aug. 4, 1880.
REPORT Or COMMITTEE.
The select committee to whom was referred an
Act to license tbe sale of salmon made their re
port, which was adopted. The bill passed to en
grossment. To be read a third time on Satur
ORDER OF THE DAT.
Consideration of a resolution of want of Con
fidence in the Ministry, in committee of tbe
The resolution was read.
Mr. R. Wilcox moved that it be adopted.
Mr. Castle moved that it be indefinitely post
poned. Tbe Minister of Foreign Relations pointed out
that the Hawaiian nnri Pni;i. r.;nn. r ii,.
resolution diflered very materially.
luiua eaio. me resolution was proposed by
a person who was not a member of this House.
He bad it translated and submitted to the inter
preter. If translated correctly or not he thought
it mattered little. The gist of it was that it is a
want of confidence in the Ministry.
Mr. Bishop said in justice to tbe interpreter,
that he bad pointed out that the last part differ
ed from the English version. He was not shown
the body of the resolution, and furthermore be
was not tbe translator or the House. At the
opening of the session Mr. Sheldon was appointed
to that poet. r
The Minister oi Finance said that everything
mentioned in the resolution bad passed, and why
should the House refer to it. Is the spirit of
passed deeds to come back and haunt us. He
could see no good in the resolution, and it was a
waste of time to discuss it. Referring to tbe
Coronation bill he said that such a measure bad
not been brought to the notice of the Govern
ment, therefore he did not bring forward a bill
to that effect. If one individual thinks one way,
it is no reason to find fault with those who think
differently. Tbe money loaned to Bishop & Co,
had been referred to, nevertheless bis report had
been passed and he had been indemnified, there
fore why talk of the matter now. If the money
had been stolen, then tbey might talk about
it. All that is left te complain about is personal
feeling, Bimply brought forward by people that
hope the Ministers will resign, and that tbey
will take their places.
Mr. Gibson Baid be felt, and as must be evident
to everybody, that the insinuations outside of tbe
House and also within it, pointed to him, that it
was proper that he should sneak now. He sup
ported the resolution. He did not suppose for a
moment that the Ministry would rely on the ver
bal inaccuracy in tbe document, but on facts and
their general position before the Assembly. Tbe
chief count of this indictment is divided counsels
and consequent weakness. The Assembly had
voted against them and tbey against one another.
Tbe Ministry was evidently weak, and not united
as it should be to advocate measures or import
ance. Union is Btrength. It is Baid that one
bad general is better than two good ones. It
was not necessary that be should cite the numer
ous instances where they evinced divided counsels
and pulled one against tbe other.
Mr. Gibson mentioned the resolution relating
to police Administration. The Attorney General
spoke one way and another Minister spoke
another, and one left tbe ball in disgust at tho op
position of bis colleagues. An Hon. member bad
referred to tbe important question of sanitary re
form, and this is one of the most important meas
ures that has been before tbe House. It bas
been stated that one Minister, who is also Presi
dent of tbe Board of Health, has rendered bis
services without compensation or thanks. It
would seem strange that be should continue to
bold on to c Sices that are without compensation,
and that are thankless. This House has taken
great interest in matters of Health.
, ThL session at his instigation, paved a
mil 1U. p-wi . vwvm v. iu wmA vt in w ,
vita a view to obtain greater fairness in tbe ad-
ministration of tbe Board. In regard to the
t matter of division of counsels a lamentable weak-
ness was Been recently. The strongest possible
support was given by one Minister to the subsidy
for a China Steamer line, while his colleagues
strongly opposed it. In regard to the Coronation
bill it bas been stated, bow could they know of
the measure if some one did not tell them? How
could tbey get hold of sucb a bill unless some ooe
put it in their baoas ? This brings forward
another point in the indictment. They are not
in harmony in tbe desire and wish of Coronation;
a point of concurrence in the wish of His Majesty.
There was also the introduction of a message
from His Msjesty to consider. Does it not show
that there is no accord between the Ministers
and the Sovereign. This instance of a Minister
not being iu unison with tbe Sovereign recalled
to bis mind an instance that is mentioned in the
inspired book, of a Minister of King David's,
wbo had been a trusty counselor, but after a
time bis counsel was ignored, and what did be
do ? He saddled bis ass, took bimself borne and
banged himself. That was an act of high minis
terial honor. He did not wish it to be understood
that our Minister should follow this plan, but
be should consider it a fitting opportunity for him
to return to bis lumber yard and there serve a
grateful public with profit to bimself.
One gentleman especially in the Ministry will
no doubt be profuse in his expression on tbe
point of bis desire for tbe good and welfare of tbe
country. There are various influences recognized
elsewhere in tbe administration of the Govern
ment. Influences which bind men together that
have different views in general. A great Ameri
can statesman named Marcey, called it tbe
cohesive power of the public plunder. This kind of
cohesive influence of men that strive to maintain
power in their hands has been termed a "ring In
regard to tbe illustration of the "ring that we
are considering, that binds certain parties with
the Government, there bas been mentioned tbe
Pomare. It was stated by the Minister of tbe
Interior that this vessel was purchased by the
Board of Immigration. Now who comprise the
Board of Immigration? Tbe Minister of the In
terior, Minister of Finance and Mr. W. L. Green.
He would say this in regard to ' rings." The
very day tbe Appropriation Bill was passed, tbe
Pomare was purchased by the Board of Immigra
tion from W. L. Green,' a member of that Board.
Rings have been regarded as very fatal. Now the
attention of this Assembly was especially direct
ed to tbe influence that maintain the government
officers in their position, and which had formed
the subject of a resolution. Now the first name
at tbe head of the list of tbe publication that
brought forward tbe resolution was Uackfeld &
Co., very excellent gentlemen, but especially
agents of a very large lumber business. Now
tbe principal party connected with them in tbe
lumber business is tbe Minister of the Interior.
They are tbe foremost parties in lifting up this i
gentleman for the admiration of this Assembly '
The very next name is W. L. Green, a member I
of tbe Board of Immigration, and owner of the
old vessel that was purchased. Thus we see the ,
influence of a ring " in identifying these par-.
ties. Ibis matter is regarded as enterprise.
When we have a bank or treasury to draw upon
then it is a very easy thing to carry out enter
prise. But if in these purchases, they are of a
character not to the best advantage of the
country, but to some private interest, such as the
purchase of an old vessel, and the fitting of her
out, amounting to some $14,000 or more, in that
case be could hardly consider it judicious enter
prise. It may be advantageous to buy an old
vessel ; you can expend on her a large amount of ;
lumber, paints, oils and other things. This is
no doubt enterprise. But it is also the cohesive
influence that unites a " ring." In all great
enlightened countries it is a practice that the
bead of the government should be separated from
tbe cares and trials of business. For instance the
Premier of England and tbe Secretaries of the
United States. Some time ago, when gentlemen
were chosen they withdrew from business and
gave every evidence that tbey were going to
serve tbe government and do nothing else. Mr.
Wyllie, one of tbe best Ministers this Govern
ment ever had, was occupied solely with bis
official duties. When tbe celebrated General
Grant was President of the United States, be
appointed a certain gentleman as Secretary of
State, but tbe law would not permit him to oc
cupy the poet because be was in business. This
was Mr. A. T. Stewart, a millionaire. The
bead of a Government should be clear of all con
tracts and business, as the association gives rise
to suspicion. Therefore it certainly should be
the duty of this Legislature, in guarding the
honor of tbe Kingdom, to endeavor to give its
voice and its vote for a minister devoted solely to
tbe welfare of the country instead of those wbo
are connected with business. We see that all
the movements to intermeddle with this Assem
bly by circulars or through newspapers are raised
by gentlemen connected with the Ministry, not
regarding the nation or welfare of the country,
but merely in behalf of men wbo are identified
with their interests.
These influences which support the Ministry
would try to persuade us that we are rushing the
country into danger, because we have voted a
subsidy for a certain line of steamships. What
does it arrive from ? Because there is an apparent
opposition that might be detrimental to our spe
cially favored line. In this connection our
worthy Minister of the Interior said it was going
to affect a certain treaty. He had a great res
pect for all treaties, especially that treaty with
America. But there is a continued attempt
made by certain parties in this Assembly
to say that this treaty is in danger. He
doubted if tbe United States would notice our
policy, or if we should even see a paragraph in
tbe papers on the subject, as they are too much'
occupied with their domestic policy. There
might possibly be some unpleasantness with
some interested gentlemen in San Francisco, be
cause we bare not confined our attentions ex
clusively to them. While maintaining every re
spect for that treaty, yet he would demur with
the statement that unless that treaty is main
tained our existence is jeopardised. These are
the common remarks that are made, and if true,
Hawaii is no longer independent, but an bumble
dependent at this day. l'bat treaty was an act
of kindness for a small benefit. Sucb also was
tbe treaty with Great Britain in 1851. We bad
not to Btrive for it, nor had we to pay anything for
it. Therefore, let us not give our attention to
words that come from outside, that there is dan
ger in this or that, and that the loss of that
treaty is going to bring ruin on our political and
social condition. Let us pursue our policy to
the best of our judgment, and tbe great powers
of tbe earth will look down on us kindly in con
sequence of our carrying out our domestic policy.
Ve have notmns to lear irom any nosiue powers
by tbe action of this Assembly, but wo have to
fear from the cohesive influences of a ring.
As has been observed elsewhere, there is nothing
more injurious to a country than tbe actions of
a lot of people, who by priority of arrival try
to preserve all the advantages from others, except
to those wbo may toady to this especial influence.
It would be unfortunate if the people should
monopolise and constitute themselves a mutual
admiration society. But if they become a sland
erous association there is regret that they have so
descended. Tbe point and object of tho resolution
in directed against a certain "rina" wbo con
tinue to keep among themselves all these influen-
ces, position and emoluments. lie rejoiced in
believing that mere is a sovereign on me j. Drone
wbo is anxious that tbe Ministry should be clear
of all rings." Tbere is also a body of Repre
sentatives and Nobles animated by a patriotic
spirit, wbo regardless of temptation of money
have shown that they will, as in time past, choose
for the best welfare of the country. The resolu
tion was not directed against one individual, but
agaidst a Cabinet divided in its counsels, and not
in harmony with its Sovereign. We are array
ing them on their past actions. It is no proof of
union by their trying to retain seats. If their
past actions could prove that they were in union
and also in onion with tbe Sovereign, be would
have nothing more to eay. Such not being tbe
case, this Assembly is warranted in supporting
this resolution. He would move that when the
Committee rise tbey recommend tbe adoption of
the resolution now before the Assembly.
Mr. Nawabi compared tbe resolution to fire
crackers that go off and frighten people, do not
hurt anyone. In referring to tbe recent opium
bill, be said tbe member for Labaina was like a
boy astride a stone wall ; he did not know which
way to vote. He considered tbere was really
nothing in the resolution and that enough had
been said about it. .
The Attorney General said be beld bis position
by an appointment from ilis Majesty, and he
would stand and defend it against tbe Honorable
rccciber lr Lalia or any ether man. He
should like to know way tho Uc. member spoke
one day against a member and Toted in lavcr of
it the nexrdayT'It waV8aidrahe- lloowr-this
morning that tbe resolution was prepared by a
- i r t ww . . ww
person not a meinuer oi mis jtiouse, yet the uon.
member supports it. He knew wbo prepared it.
He would say that it is not right that His Majes
ty should be restricted ia making appointments
from one class of individuals. Since the death of
Kamebameha Y. tbere bad not been a Cabinet,
but what tbe Hon. member for Labaina opposed.
He is a practical Isbmail. He is against every
man and every man is against him. Tbere bad
been more slander in the last boar than be ever
beard before. He would now throw it back in
bis teeth. He bas no more chance of being Min
ister of Foreign Relations than be bas of going to
heaven this night. He bad prolonged this ses
sion and cost the Government $5,000.
Mr. Gibson made a brief reply.
Mr. Castle read a statement in support of tbe
Mr. Kalua followed with a long speech.
Mr. Rhodes said bis ideas on this subject were
pretty well known as be ventilated them at tbe
opening of tbe session. He supported the resolu
tion, and for reasons that he had already ex
pressed. He bad a few words to say about the
remarks that bad been made in this Assembly on
the subject of "rings." Since the death of Ka
mebameha Y one ring bas had charge and evi
dently existed now in this Government, and bad
ly bave they managed affairs. It is because tbe
Ministers are supporters of that ring that he had
to find fault. The reasons that be had for not
supporting tbe Ministry are a thousand times
deeper than anything that bas been said. The
truth must be told and be would tell it. He
would ask the gentleman who bad just sat down
what the Chief Justice bad bad said to him yes
terday. Mr. Kalua said in reply, that be had visited
the Chief Justice on business. He asked him if
be did not think frequent changes in tbe Minis
try tended to weaken the Government. He also
asked on what grounds be opposed tbe Govern
ment, and he replied tbe grounds are stated in
Mr. Kaulukou interrupted.
Mr. Rhodes said, that gentleman is a district
judge, and they are all under the influence of the
When be was through he could call bim what
names be liked. He bad a few words to say to
Mr. Castle. A few years ago, he (Mr. Castle)
publicly expressed a wish that the United States
should take these ielands and fortify them. Mr.
Castle belongs to the party, and he is one wbo
signed the document relating to the Minister of
the Interior. lie respected the Minister of tbe
Interior as a business man, also bis ability and
bis generosity in dealing with poor people. It is
bis policy that he was opposed to, and not bis
person. The game is like a game of check to
your King. Such measures as these and the in
dependence of the country is gone. A statement
had been made that we are dependent upon tbe
United States, and that if they desert us, then we
are broken down. Tbe reciprocity treaty has
done a heap of good to those possessed of pro
perty, and those who profit by it are the owners
of plantations and not tbe bulk of the community
Are a few hundred to become immensely rich at
the expense of others ? The policy of reciprocity
has been a mistake. It has drawn us nearer and
nearer to the United States, until we are gra
dually falling into their hands. Tbe policy of
this Government should have been to treat all
nations alike. But it is the feeling of some few
to add everything to their country for the sake of
aggrandizement. If people receive public money
and at tbe same time are trying to break the
country down, he would ask if tbe name of Ben
edict Arnold would i ot pale before such acts.
Regarding the coronation be thought it was a
political movement to defeat tbe objects of tbe
party in power. He had been opposed to meas
ures that bad been brought forward by tbe Minis
try. The Attorney General has done heaps of
worn ; more than bas been done by any Attor
ney General before bim. Nothing has, however,
been done for the suffering poor. He bad spoken
of two of tbe Ministers and now be would speak
of the third, the Minister of Foreign Relations.
He bad sense, if he were not influenced from out
side. He made reference to imperfect reports
that bad been submitted to this House. He
would take bis seat and vote, not against the
gentlemen, but against their policy.
' Mr. Castle replied to the personalities made by
Mr.Rbodes. lie bad been misapprehended.
Forty-three years last April he came to Honolu
lu, and be bad always desired the perpetuity of
the Kingdom. At that time tbere were 112,000
inhabitants. Kamebameha IY said, tbere is a
time when the independence of this country
must cease, aod that is when tbe population goes
off. Tbey bave fallen from 112,000 to 50,000.
It is very sad to thiok of, and unless checked tbe
time will soon come, and if it does come the
country to which we should be allied is that of
the United States. Mr. Wyllie bad often said
the same thing to bim, also Lord Clarendon.
The United States by their geographical position
is the land to which these islands should pass.
If that time should come let them go where tbe
Lord sends them, and where their prospects will
be best cared for. The article referred to by Mr.
Rhodes was written and published in a New
York paper in 1873.
Mr. Pilipo s po!; e at considerable length in sup
port of the ministry.
Tbe Minister of the Interior said he would
make a few remarks in answer to the member for
Labaina as his policy was well known. Tbe minds
of this Assembly were no doubt made up, and be
was ready to have them vote, but the Hon. mem
ber for Labaina had treated bim with such un
fairness and falsity that be challenges bim to
bring forth his proof. The word "ring" ineinu
tates dishonesty, and be says that I am the cen
tre of it. He also brings up the name of W. L.
Green, a member of tbe Board of Immigration, in
connection with the purchase of the Pomare. It
was also an injustice to mention the name of
Uackfeld & Co. He received his commission as
Minister of the Interior on July 3rd, 1878, and
the first thing he did was to advertise for tenders
for lumber, aod on threo different occasions bave
tenders been sent in. and on each occasion had
Wilder & Co. obtained the supplying of lumber
by their tender being tbe lowest. Had tbe mem
ber for Lahaina one spark of justice in him be
never could have made such charges as he bas,
and he challenged bim to prove that be was tbe
centre of a ring," as implied in the United
States. He challenged him to prove that be bad
bought goods at a dearer market than other
purchasers. When be proves that be bad acted
wrongly he would present his check to the
Queen's Hospital for $5,000. Hon. Mr. Rhodes
is against the policy of the Government. Why ?
Because they will not go for East Indian coolies.
Any one wbo insinuatee that be was not at heart
with the people and the country was never more
mistaken in bis life. The United States do not
want this country, and we do not want them to
take us. He bad not heard the word " annexa
tion " made use of except by the Hon. Noble.
Every interest be had in the world was here.
He bad been successful in life. He put bis
money in steamers and employed many men and
paid high wages. He had made bis mark in this
country, and be was not ashamed of it. He in-
tended to make more of a mark. He never i
sought the office of Minister, and it was only
at the solicitation of 11 is Majesty that be ac
cepted it. Can the Hon. member for Lahaina
or any other man find a man with cleaner hands
who bandied eucb amounts of money. If ever a
Minister epent more time in tbe interests of tbe
goverment than be bad, be would like to see mm.
If be bad not a business, be could not be a
Minister. He spends twice and a half the salary
of a Minister. No man can live and entertain
guests and visitors with the salary only. He
would leave tbe matter in tbe hands of the
Mr. Gibson said tbe Minister of tbe Interior
reflected on bis comments and bad used tbe word
" falsity," yet it would seem that be bas bad re
lations with outside agencies which are under
ring influence. He bad been informed about the
price of lumber, and that it could be delivered in
this market from $16 to $18 per 1000 feet.
Now tbe Minister of the Interior says be bas
made his mark. He recognised bim as a most
excellent, most worthy and successful gentleman,
yet be may not be beet qualified for tbe duties be
fulfills as Minister. He remembered an Editor
wbo attacked and denounced bim (Mr. Gibson)
as a political Isbmail, when he was also an Edi
tor. But wby vras be so accused ? Because be
left bis sheep and came here to oppose a certain
measure that was to sell a portion of this coun
try, a place called Pearl Locks. In speaking of
marks, while be recognised the excellent things
that bad been done by others, be might.be per
mitted to sneak of nimseir. tie. bad struggled
with a a honest endeavor to better, ttis people
with bis tea and bis voice.
Mr. Rhode replied briefly to the personalities
-of -the Minister of the Interiprj specially mention-
if"" uiat nu icvrciitij puuiisueu, IU
which he gave one-third and suppressed two
thirds. Tbese and other reasons were tbe cause
of his not having any confidence in the Govern
ment. The ayes and noes were called on the indefinite
postponement of the resolution as follows :
Arza Wilder, Eapena, S K Kaai. Preston, Dominis,
Kanoa, Bishop, Kahanu, Cleghorn, Knihelani, Dowsett,
Moanauli, Castle, Judd, Knnuiakea, Keau. Kalama, Ka
nlnkon, Kahula, Kaanasna, Glendon, Nawahi. Wahine.
Kannamano, Woods, S W Kaai, Pilipo, Kapahn, O X
Wilcox, Kakina, Beckley, Kupihea. 32.
Noks Messrs Bush, Rhodes, Lilikalani, Aholo. Gibson
Kahaku. Kalua, R W Wilcox, Mahoe. Kuapuu. 10.
The House adjourned at 5 p. v.
S etkxtt-futh Dat Thursday. August 5tb. 1880.
Mr. Hoapili Baker introduced a resolution to tbe
effect that members and their families be provided
with an inter-island steamer to convey them borne,
tbe expense to be paid out of Legislature ex
penses. Tbe President ruled tbe resolution out of order.
Resolved, tbat the Minister of Finance is here
by authorised to pay tbe Commissioners of Crown
Lands tbe sum of $30,000 for tbe purpose of can
celling certain notes of His Majesty tbe Kinsr, now
beld by Capitalists ; tbe Commissioner of Crown
Lands 6b all from time to time pay into tbe public
treasury one-fourth of the income of said lands,
or other monies coming into tbe possesion of tbe
Commissioners, with interest, not to exced five
per cent , until the aforesaid principal sum shall
have been paid.
Mr. Rhodes said, this was a very extraordinary
bill or resolution to be brought betore the Assem
bly at tbis stage of the proceedings. We do not
know what it is for. We are left to guess. It ap
pears to be part or the $49,000 for which tbe last
Ministry went out of office. Tbis assembly is set
at defiance by tbe Commissioners of Crown Lands
and now they come in and ask for $30,000. and
we don't know what are the receipts ot tbe crown
lands. If there are things that can justify such
writings as were in tbe Gazette of yesterday, it is
Buch things as these. He was opposed to the pas
sage of tbis resolution. We all know that the
Sovereign cannot be sued, and if he has notes
out, let those people wbo risked their money wait
till he has the money to pay them. Tbis assembly
has nothing to do with these notes. Our duty is
to protect tbe country as well as to protect tbe
person ot the Sovereign.
The Attorney General said the crown lands are
not mortgaged or encumbered iu any way, and
they cannot be by law. With regard to Ilis
Majesty's debts be did not intend to say a word
without His Majesty's permission.
Mr. Gibson said he agreed with the remarks of
the Hon. noble tbat tbis was an extraordinary
matter and presented in an extraordinary way.
He would ask, with all respect to tbe Ministers, if
tbey had any cognizance of tbis matter, or of it
was presented with their approval.
The Minister of Foreign Relations said, that nei
ther he nor the Attorney General nor the Com- '
missioner of Crown Lands knew anything about :
Mr. Gibson continued. Tbese are matters re
lating to the person of the Sovereign that ought :
to be brought in by tbe Ministers, and in his
opinion members ousrht not to undertuke to do
Ministerial duties. Tbere had been a subsidy bill
recommended by h message from the throne, a
coronation bill, and now tbis bill relating to His '
Majesty's private business and all introduced by
members. It is certainly to be wondered at that :
all such measures should originate with the Re-
presentatives of the people. In all constitutional j
monarchial governments, such bills as relate to 1
tbe Sovereign ougbt to originate with the constitu- !
tional advisers of the King. This is only another
illustration of a Ministry tbat are not in harmony
with their Sovereign, and gives warrant for that i
want ot confidence recently discussed in this !
Assembly. He would not say whether be would
oppose this bill or not. It needs investigation. !
Perhaps tbere are certain obligations tbat the Gov- :
eroment might properly adjust, by a transfer j
of money from the treasury to be refunded by a- ;
notber department without loss to the public !
funds but relief to His Majesty. He thought tbe ;
matter should be referred to a committee, so tbat
the House may have further information on tbe
Mr. Abolo said, be thought that tbis was a thing
tbat ougbt to be done, and tbererefore be brought
The resolution was referred to tbe following
as a Special Committee : Messrs. Nawahi, Aholo.
Minister of the Interior, Minister of Finance, and
J. I. Dowsett
ORDER OF THE DAT.
Consideration of an act to aid the development
of the resources of the kingdom, on its second read
ing. Mr. Cleghorn moved that the bill be indefinite
ly postponed. He considered this the most dangerous
bill ever brought before the Assembly since the or
ganization of the Government. The passage of this
bill would be the end of the existence of this country.
The member who introduced it had no idea of the
magnitude of $10,000,000. He was not opposed to
a small loan if introduced by the Government and
the country needed it, provided it could be used
judiciously. They would be very fortunate to get
75 cents on the dollar. There would then be $2,500,
000 gone at once. That is not, however, tbe most
dangerous part of it Any person in Great Britain,
France, or tbe United States, lending this money,
would afterwards have more influence in this country
than the King on his thrope, because they would
send their agent here as tL have done in Egypt,
Turkey and elsewhere. They would secure tbe cus
toms' duties and insist upon the interest being paii
before anything else. If that interest was not paid
they would be backed up by a vessel of war, as
these nations always protect the interests of their sub
jects. What is the interest on 10,000,000 at 8 per
cent? It is $800,000, and even if it could be had at
the low interest of 6 per cent, it would absorb
$600,000 annually, nearly all the revenue we get
now. Besides, it is a most extraordinary thing this
Session tbat a loan, if required, should not be
brought in by the Government. Such acts are not
known where there is a constitutional Govern
ment, and had tbey introduced such a bill as
this, he would call them traitors to their country.
He was as deeply interested in the welfare of
this country as anyone else. We can look near to
us and see New Zealand backed up by an Imperial
Government borrowing large sums of money at 85
and 87 on the dollar. This money was to develop
railroads and introduce population, but we know
that a great deal of corruption has followed. Now
tbey are cutting down salaries and dismissing
clerks throughout the country. He was reading
the last few days General Grant's tour round the
world, and when he came to Japan, he could not
help thinking of the advice the General gave to
tbe Japanese. He wag asked by tbe Emperor to
give his advice, he did not volunteer it. General
Grant said : "That then was nothing which Japan
should avoid more strenuously than incurring
debts to European nations. So long as tbe Gov
ernment borrowed from its own people it was well.
But loans from foreign powers were always at
tended with danger and humiliation. Japan could
not go into a European money market and mak a
loan that would be of an advantage to ber. Tbe
experience of Egypt was a lesson. Egypt was al
lowed to borrow right and left, to incur an enor
mous debt The result is that Ezypt has been
made a dependency of her creditors, Turkey owed
much of her trouble to the same caue. A country
like Japan has all the money she wants lor her
own affairs, and any attempt to bring her into in
debtedness to foreign powers would only be to
lead ber into tbe abyss in which Egypt lias fallen."
Mr. Cleghorn continued. When reading this book
he could not help thinking it applied to Hawaii,
and just so sure as this measure passed it would
be the end of this country. When a country gets
a lot of money like tbat, it is squandered and spent, j
but tbe day comes to repay it, and if it could not i
be paid tbey would take your islands. Where is
the individual wbo does not leel better it be owes i
nothing, and so it is with a nation. What do we '
want to borrow it tori If any of tbe lion, mem
bers got any of it tbey would iave to mortgage !
their property precisely the same as if they bor- j
rowed from a merchant. He sincerely hoped it j
would not be any longer discussed. Some fault j
was found with tbe Government tor lending
money to Bishop & Co., but it proved to be the j
best thing they could do. The securities were j
good and ample. There was a pressure at tne
time. Would it have been well for tbe Minister of
Finance to lend tbis or that man $10,000? No,
he lent it to Bishop & Co; they held tbe securities
and Mr. Bishop gave bis security. He could not
tbink that anyone could support tbis bill wbo would
give tbe subject a proper consideration, ana wbo
is a friend of these Islands and tbe Kingdom.
Mr Rhndoa said. Rince his report on this Dill Daa
been banded in, it had been told him that the bill
is unconstitutional, and be now oeneveu u w o.
Instead of being for one objeet, there are some 10
or 11 objects, and all mixed up together. He
could give Mr. Baker and his friends who assisted
bim to draw up tbe bill great credit with a fervent
desire to improve the country, but hjj believed the
sum asked was too large for this country and could
not be passed.
The Attorney General said, without saying tbat
he was opposed to a moderate loan, when we go
into the market to borrow, persons will look on
our authority and th security we bave to offer.
It is because he did not wish to see such crude
bills on tbe statute book tbat be would ask tbe
Hon. member to withdraw it It confesses to
amend an A at unleard of in Legislation. The act
to aid the development of tbe resources of the
country bas expired and is inoperative, and there
fore it cannot be atntiulnl T.nnlr t th ar-l nt
ioio, aim iney would agree wun nrnT "inni '"it""f
useless to try ana amend it. W hat has coinage to
ao wiitr me aeveiopment oi the country I Coin
age is tbe Kintr'a nerncrativA.
He remembered tbe act to borrow $1,000,000 in
1H.4. 1 bey were very glad to have it repealed in
1876. By tbat act tbe Government can borrow
9138.090. and which if required eould be advanced
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auu loaueu oj persons woo are citizens ol this
iiioguoni. n,ven n passed it would be useless, and
even if printed and sent abroad it would be said
we are not fit to borrow because we don't know
how t offer them security in proper shape.
Mr. Hanuna supported the bill. He moved that
the reports be printed and made the order of tbe
day for Tuesday next.
Mr. Pilipo asked the introducer it be knew of
anyone wno naa sio.uuu.uuu to loan, supposing
tbe bill passed.
Mr. Baker did not propose to answer tbat ques
Mr. Gibson moved that the House adjourn, and
tbat he have the floor to-morrow morninir.
Motion waa carried, and the House adjourned at
m on - J
i.ou p. in.
Sevkxtt-sixth Dat Friday, August 6tb, 1880.
ORDER OF THE DAT.
Tbe consideration of the $10,000,000 lon was
continued to-day and resulted in the indefinite
postponement of tbe bill.
LATE FOREIGN NEWS.
San Francisco dates have been received to the 21st
ult., from which tbe following news items are
Cosstantinople, July 1. The Sultan, in conse
quence of his fears relative to tbe secret designs of
the Powers, has an idea of rendering the Dardanelles
impregnable by torpedoes and forts, and has ordered
the preparation of plans and estimates.
It is expected that the Porte will claim the right
to begin negotiations anew, on the strength of Arti
cle XXIV of the Treaty of Berlin.
Gimbetta spoke at Belleville, France, to a large
audience. Government agents abroad have been
authorized to assist needy amnesty communists to
return to France.
This year 1696 Irish families have been evicted by
A deficiency of $4,800 bas been discovered in the
accounts of the Postmaster of Richmond. Va.
Stocks in New York were more active, on account
of favorable crop reports from tbe West. The busi
ness done by railroads for 1879 was the largest ever
known in this country.
Tbe leading Russian newspapers declare tbat
Turkey must be dismembered and that Russia must
get tbe control of the Bosphorus. Reports of tbe
partial failure of crops in Russia are said to be ex
aggerated. General Skobeleff's mother was killed
while taking money and supplies from Constantino
ple to the hospital at Tchirpan. Tbe murderer was
a Russian officer, wbo, after bis capture, attempted
of the British cattle trade at a
meeting in London protested against the restrictions
on tbe import of American cattle, and presented
their grievance to Earl Spencer.
An earthquake at Manila destroyed the Governor's
residence and many other buildings.
Princess Louise and Prince Leopold will sail from
Montreal next Saturday for England, and the Mar
quis of Lome will resign the Goveruor-Generalttbip
Tbe British troops will be withdrawn from
Prince Jerome Bonaparte is now or age to claim
the French throne bequeathed to him by the late
Si. Petersburg, July 6. Unconfirmed reports
have reached Naryn that the Chinese have forcibly
enrolled 6,000 Kasbgariana lo repair tbe roads.
A dispatch from Tasbkend reports that General
Kaufmann left tbat place on May 22d to inspect the
troops at Demireetschensk. and was to go thence to
Kuldja. He had already appointed his staff for the
impending campaign against the Chinese.
Rome, July 7. It is stated that thePope will not
accept the resignation of Cardinal Nina, Papal
Secretary of State.
The Belgian Minister has left for Brussels after re
moving tbe insigna of the Legatioo.
St. Petersburg, July 8. The Golot raises its
voice in view of the Chinese difficulties to point out
the sad condition of the country, and bow much
worse it will become in tbe event of another war de
manding a drain upon its already exhausted re
sources and retarding the introduction of reforms.
The press has for several weeks been full of com
plaints of tbe ravages by locusts, flies, beetles and
worms; of hunger and poverty among the peasan
try j the rapid increase of the price of everything;
increase of the cattle plague, and the large spread of
London, July 10. Lord Rosebery (Liberal) is
mentioned as tbe Marquis of Landsdowne's succes
sor to tbe Under-Secretaryship for India.
London, July 12. A movement is afloat in tbe
House of Commons to present an address to Pre
mier Gladstone, assuring him of the willingness of a
large number of tbe members to support bim in con
tinuing the session as long as he may dc-tn neces
sary to carry out the Government programme.
Constantinople, July 13. Tbe English steamer
Khalifas, of tbe Euphrates line, has been attacked
by Arabs, who maintained a fusilade for one hour,
but did not succeed in boarding ber. The Quarter
master and one passenger were killed, and the
Captain wounded. Tbe Turkish authorities at Bag
dad promise to investigate tbe outrage.
Paris, July 18. M. Gimbetta presided to-day
over a densely-crowded meeting at Belleville. He
said that tie new Republican institutions could defy
all attacks, no matter from what quarter they might
come. This declaration was received with loud
Paris, July 19. The Government apparently in
tends to leave religious orders undisturbed until
after the dispersion of the Jesuits' schools, August
31st. Between forty and fifty novices from the
Jesuits' monastery at Angers. Department of
Marne-et-Loire, left Dieppe for England. A num
ber of expelled Jesuits are going to Rome.
Republican papers express satisfaction at the suc
cess of Biggs' motion in the House of Commons last
week relative to tbe erection of a statue to tbe Prince
Imperial in Westminster Abbey.
Prince Jerome Napoleon's son, Victor, was 18
years of age Sunday, and the anti-Jeromist organ re
marks that he ia. therefore, dynastically of age to as
sume tbe succession bequeathed him by the Prince
Cabcl, July 19. The Seventeenth Bengal Caval
ry has left Cabul. This is tbe first step in tbe re
tirement of the British troops. The whole country is
Tbe British have invited Nooza Khan, the ex
Ameer's son, to Cabul, in the hope ibat bis mother
will take bim with ber to India; but it is doubtful
whether bis guardians will allow bim to come, as
they may want to keep him near Ghuznee, to form
the nucleus of a rising when tbe British withdraw.
Abdurrahman Khan arrived on Thursday at Tu
tandard, six miles from Cbarikar. He will advance
on Cbarikar as soon as possible, and after his camp
arrives an interview will be held somewhere near
L. A. Opitz, wbo was formerly a passenger on tbe
Australian liner Uydatpet, sunk by a collision,
writes tbat she was not a steamer, but a sailing ves
sel, and was owned by a Mr. Perkins.
New Yore, July 19. A cable dispatch to the
Herald from London says: Tbe agent of Lloyds
telegraphs tbe loss of an Australian liner, tbe IJyda
tpes. Captain Babot, of and from London, tor Mel
bourne, with a general cargo and passengers. It
appears tbat she was run into at 5 o'clock in the af
ternoon of Saturday, during a dense fog, while in
tow, at a point three miles to the E.N.E. of Daoge
ness, a headland forming tbe southern extremity of
Kent, by the British steamer Centurion. The Hy
daspes sank in a few minutes in sixteen fathoms of
water. The passengers and crew, all of whom were
saved, were landed at Dover. Both crew and pas
sengers bave lost all their effects. Tbe Centurion
bas arrived at Gravesend, with ber bows damaged.
The Hydatpet was an irom ship of 2093 tons, gross
The Denver (Col.,) Tribune says tbat it is "quite
possible" there will be two Democratic tickets in
the field in that State before the election.
New York, July 19. The steamer Deetouk, with
the Egyptian obelisk on board, is in the lower bay.
She will not come up to the city until to-morrow.
New Yore, July 19 The three upper stories of tbe
front part of the large building on First avenue, be
tween Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth streets, owned by
Herman Kobler, the wealthy brewer, were burned
to-night, involving a loss of $300,000. Tbe building
was well insured.
At tbe New York Bureau of Vital Statistics, 185
deaths were reported as having occurred within the
twenty-four hours ending at noon Saturday, includ
ing seveaty-six children, wbo died from the effects of
New York, July 10. The weather continues
frightfully hot, with tbe thermometer among the
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ninues. - ui course tne imam uorwiuj is aomeiaing
awful. The telegraph reports New Orleans several
The Mexicas Election. A dispatch from the
Mexican capital says: The election returns from tbe
interior show that General Gonzales is far ahead of
all competitors, aod is, without doubt, elected Presi
dent. There is some apprehension on the part of
persons not understanding the situation of a r?v ela
tion if Gonzales is inaugurated. Better informed
persons believe that ths present combination be
tween Gonzales and Diss revolution is isaposriole.
and that vsryiatUmpU will, be crusbedinsfsoter.
Some excesses have been committed upon free suf
frage by the troops in Jslisco. Tbe Comman Jing
General, Tolentine, bas been ordered to the tj ital
to explain. A band of revolutionists made tb-fr ap
pearance in tbe State of Zacateoas on the I9lb Inst.,
bat tbey were defeated with ten killed and rjrrrl
wounded. Only one man was injured among the
Cape Bolmas (near Manila,) July 19. There
was a violent earthquake at Manila yesterday. The
Governor's residence and many ether houses are
said to bave been destroyed.
Chile and Peru. The news tbat Peru and Boli
via have entered, or are about to enter into a com-
pact for the merging of both States into one natiou
under one flg, brings to mind the cause sf th
present war between Chile and Peru. Bolivia aod
Chile each laid claim to sertain valuable bed tf
niter near tbe sea. Which should possess them be
came serious question, lor time tbe negotiations
were conducted at Lima, as on neutral ground. Tbe
Peruvian Government offered its services as its arbi
trator. Soon after this offer was made the t bileao
Minister discovered that tbere existed a secret treaty,'
offensive and defensive, between Peru and B i'vi,
involving tbe joint possession of tbese same niti r ! "ds
by tbe two Slates, one of which offered to arl ,'ri'e
The act of perfidy on the part of Peru causr ! i ic
negotiations to be instantly broken on, and It. ' i
once, aod justly, declared war against both Per i 1 1
Bolivia. So far she has got very decidedly tin I - :
of it, proving a great overmatch for the two .
Bolivia was knocked out of time at the first . '
and ber President, Daza. as well as the Presid i
Peru, had to vacat office. Tbat the two State H
agreed to become one does not change the asp' '.
the fight in tbe least unless tbey can eolart. I1.
confederation in the direction of the country
Argentine Republic, which is supposed to- have fj;
latent cause of quarrel with Chile, touching c t
disputed rights in Patagonia. Should the Argot u tr
unite with Peru, tbey might make it hot for .!
on her own territory, hitherto not approach i l.
tbe allies. Tbe first thing likely to follow thi . a
nounoement of the new compact is an energeti .
tempt on the part of tbs Chileans to capture C
and Lima, which, if successful, would pretty qu k!y
end the war and break up tbe confederation.
Sacramento, July 19. A special to the Bee 1- nv
Auburn, Placer county, says: A violent and uoi -
ed-for explosion took place hers yesterday mor v
between 12 and 1 o clock. People living near
station were subjected to the burnt of the shock. I
the morning it was seen that a new wooden builo '
intended for a Chinese washhouse had been bio i
up. An examination of the ruins showed thm i
package of giant powder had been placed on the fi r
msiue tbs bouse and then fired. 1 he building , v.,
utterly demolished and the debris soattered in ev 're
direction. The explanation of tbe affair is tbat ti i-
was believed to be tbe first step toward the estabh .
ment of a branch Chinatown in a highly respeotaH
and rapidly-growiog part of Auburn. The shantt r
question bad been built on ground leased from Dr. J
K. Crandall. It fronted on Railroad street, the rar.i i
thoroughfare between the station and town, and v. t
situated nearly half way between tbe Puto.a.i
House and Borland's Hotel Proper! v-owners in n
vicinity appear to hare resented tbe intrusion, and '
is suspected that one or more of them were at I v
bDttom of the affair. Tbe report of the explosion
so great that people living two miles away we c
awakened from their sleep, and some of the splinitrs
were thrown on roofs quite a distanoe from tbs scene
of destruction, while mirrors, pictures and orockery-
ware were demolished in adjacent buildings. Tue
Sheriff has not yet obtaioed any clue to warrant hw
in making arrests.
The enumeration of Marin county shows tbe fol
lowiog population by townships: Sauoelito, 187 .
including 77 Chinese: Bolmas and Nicasio, 12C3 (4 '
Chinese); Point Reyes and Tomalcs. 1483, ( ?
Chinese); San Antonio aod Novata, 994 (81 C. '.
nese) ; San Rafael. 6203, including 1057 Chinese a .
1495 convicts in San Quentin. Total, 11,826. T.-.-total
population of San Mateo county is 8717, '-
eluding 717 Chinese, divided amomg tbe townsh
as follows: No. 1. 1504 (213 Chinese) ; No. 2, 11 " I
(99 Chinese); No. 8. 8214 (274 Chioese); No. 1.
1758, (36 Chinese); No. 5, 1112. (95 Chinese.)
The argument in tbs impeachment case of Mat n
Kalloch, which was to have come up at 11 A. M. V""
terday before tbs Supreme Court, was continued !;
consent of counsel. W. II. L. Barnes, counsel io
the Supervisors, stated that owing to circumstance
not necessary to state to the Court be bad agri o
with tbe counsel for tbe defense, II. E. Htghton, V
ask the Court to pass ths case, and they would ag --
upon and submit to tbe Court a dsy upon which t
take it up. The case was accordingly passed.
New York, July 21. City of Mexico advices U
tbe 16th inst., bave been received : General Gon
zales bas been elected President by a large major
ity. An abortive attempt was made on the 13th
inst. in Ouaraquato to shoot (ieneral Uonzal-.-a.
While he was on a balcony, receiving an ovation.
some person in the crowd fired a shot. Mr. Bacto,
wbo was also on the balcony, and a servant wbo
was crossing tbe room, waa wounded. Bellicose
signs bas appeared between the Government troops
and tbe State forces of Guanaiiiato, as the result
of the recent elections, but it is believed tbat the
trouble will be arranged peaceable.
Boidk. July 9. Sara Chung, a noted Chinee
desperado, shot and mortally wounded a Mexican
herder six miles from Boide early tbis morning.
Half an hour alter tbe Mexican fell from the first
shot. Chung revisited him, felt his pulse, aod fl d-
ing him still alive, shot bim again.
The feeling in favor of action by the Vigil ai
Committee is running high, and a conflict is im U
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for thtt S:iniilvOh Tiititnflti Iiau All twifirtl a rr j .i t
quantity of machinery, enough, it is said, for he
erection of two large and complete saw mills. .S II
.t .ft .. . ...
me material was maiiuracture'i in this city, a
some of the pieces weigh over 1200 pounds. It
took some nice handling to stow them away s '"
ana secure, as tbey are. in addition, the brig c r
rieit 1 limher linl vnlimKlu m iuti.l!anuAiia m i. r K i. ' .
dise for Claus Spreckles and Frank Copnin. If
vessel win ciear ior namiiui, ixianu oi Maui, a i i
after discharging will proceed to Honolulu.
passenirers, the brig will tak a gay party of Uhi -mian
capitalist, including lawyer Davidson. P-i'i!
Neumann, and other hale fellows well met."
Piratical Plot to Seize a Mail Steamc
What tbere is every reason lo believe wool f
bave been, bad it come to perfection, one of the
most terrible tragedies of modern times, was, 'f
one may believe circumstantial evidence, prevti-
ed by tbe shearest luck on board a steamer trac
ing to tbis port. I he steamer Jioinen, which ar
rived on June 11 at Hongkong, makes a report
which takes one's breath away, and gives everv -
one connected with shipping trade, in the East a
solemn warning as to how Chinese passengers, who
bave been well described as a volcano which uiu v
break out at any moment, are lo be regarded. Tii
steamer took on board at Singapore some 42 pii-
sengers. There were on boara betore that, SIS
passengers Irom Australia. there had been a ru
mor of some attempt, being premeditated to attack
tbis particular steamer, and tbe Chinese agen' of
the company, whose duly it Is to interest hirri--lt
in all Cbineso rumors floating about concert-'!-the
company, informed the head ot the firm of '
agents. A telegram was dispatched to .Smear.,"-
intended to convey to the captain of the JJoict . .
warning, requesting bim to be careful as to wh.u
class ot Chinese he took on board there: but ''it
telegram seems to have tui-wwd its mark om m v
or other, and was meaningless or uniutelligibb-. or
was not regarded as seriously xpecial by the cjp
taiu. No precautions, therefore, were taken to
test wbo or what tbe Chinese passengers were who
came on board at Singapore. Some 42, as we
bave said, took passage. Tbe Bowen, from this
point, can best tell her own story. Tbis in tbe
official report published in the Cldna Mail, im
the 8th inst., at 1.30 p. m., latitude 13.09 N.. torn; .
Untie 111.20 11. Chiang Sioy. the Chinese interpre
ter, reported that the Singapore passengers (il
in number) were pirates, and intended setting tire
to and plundering tbe ship, as they had been rr
beard talking to tbat effect. An examination w c.
then made below, but the Singapore Chinese i.h.i.
sengers were so scattered amongst the 313. Cb. it
passengers that tbey could not be readily lO'ti.i
tied. Ibe interpreter was then, ordered lo pi, .
tnem out ana muster tbem and their effect on .' .-poop-house.
He first brought up eight or ten clip
pers, a bouse breaking tool and a box, for til
which no owners could be found. On openii tV-
box it was found to contain 25 packages of pow
der, about 1 lb weight each, all with fuse arch
ed. As tbe matter then seemed serious, all I i.i1i
were mustered, and armed, and the Sing in
Chinese brought up and secured.' A t irvn r
search disclosed another box containing cieveit
loaaea revolvers or different sorts and sizej, al..
amnuniuon to nt same, a bundle or tsucb pai, ; r,
and a Chinese ship's compass. On examining tra
Singapore Chioese. 17 gave satisfactory account or
themselves, but 23 wbo eould not do so, and had
neither money nor luggage, were put into placo cf
safety, with an armed guard over them night an 1
day until antral, when they were handed over to
the authorities. Tbe batch of 26 Chinamen con
cerned were arraigned at tbe Hongkong 1'ol.uu
Court, on the 11th June, on a charge of having
conspired together to piratically rob tbe iVioh
steamer Bowen, oa a passage between Slci. ivr
and UougkOMr, ou cr about tibe 7t inst.. .-'
evidence taken, when the prisoners wctc i-W
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