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HONOLULU, HAWAIIAN ISLANDS, SATURDAY, JULY 15, 1S82.
l 10 o'clock A
lay of Ani'u'l
it Mala, in L&
attle. ? Honrs
Wednesday, July 12, 18S2.
House met at usual liour. m President
Rhodes in the chair.
I No reports from Standing or Select Com
mittees, nor resolutions.
Hon. Mr. Aliolo gave notice of intention
to introduce a bill to amend the law relat
ing to the pay of jurors.
Hon. Mr. Pilipo moved the Order of the
Day, and the Assembly resolved itself into
Committee of the Whole, and proceeded
wilh the discussion of the bill relating to
the "Receipts, custody, and issue of public
Section 16. The Auditor-General not to
engage in any other profession or pursuit.
Salary to be made by Legislature, not to
be diminished during continuance in office.
Hon. Mr. Mahoe thought this was placing
the Auditor-General in the same position
as a Judge of the Supreme Court, whose
salary was also not liable to reduction.
His Kxeellency Kdward Preston said
that the object intended by Government
was to get a man who would be thoroughly
independent in his actions, and who would
be removed from all detrimental influences.
The Auditor was not in the same position
as a Judge, as the Assembly had power to
remove the Auditor without impeachment,
and tt.e Government had the power to sus
Hon. Mr. Nawahi objected to salary re
maining at any stated sum. If a man was
naturally independent and just he would
remaiu so in spite of any assistance from
laws that would be passed.
Hon. Mr. Rhodes agreed partly with the
Hon. Mr. Nawahi, that a mau naturally
independent Would continue so. Yet he
judged that it was neressary to satisfy the
incumbent, who would probably be a busi
Bess man of acknowledged ability, that the
salary was not liable to reduction.
A lengthy discussion followed, indulged
in by Hons. Mr. Pilipo, Nawahi, Kauna
mano, Kauai, Keau, Haupu, and Wide
inann. Hon. Mr. Rhodes closed the discussion by
saying he was surprised and norry to hear
so much objection. If the provisions of
the bill were fully carried out the receipts,
and disbursements of the public moneys
would be fully protected. The eculiar
charge of the Appropriation Bill will i e in
ttie hands or the gentleman who fills the
office. It is the duty of the Auditor
General to watch every dollar received and
every dollar exiended, and if such an office
had been created thirty years ago it would
have been most fortunate for the country.
He hoped that the Assembly would not be
like willful children, and refuse to gain
knowledge by the lessons offered in the past.
The duty of the Assembly was to watch
over the interests of the country, and espe
cially over the interests of those who con
tribute largely to the revenue of the
country. " What are the lessons set before
us by the reports of the Committee of Fi
nance?" The speaker mentioned the large
amount of money that had been "squan
dered" on public works, and referred to the
amount of $100,000 drawn from the late
Minister of Finance for expenses connected
wilh the smallpox epidemic, and which
expenditure only $77,000 was vouched for.
If there had been an Auditor the speaker
Judged this would not have happened.
There were no accounts yet received from
the Board of Immigration. Knew that
$100,000 had been stated as being spent
bringing immigrants here; but the As
sembly did not know how much had been
spent wrongfully. If s ich an officer as was
desired was engaged no such stories could
have been heard from the Committee of
His Excellency Mr. Preston stated that
he did not wish to throw stones at anybody,
he could not blame people who had been
previously in office ; the system was wrong
from the outset. The Government asked the
Assembly to pass this law to obviate all
On the question being called, there were
three motions placed before the Assembly
by Hon. Mr. Kapena, viz., to indefinitely
iHtstpoue, to amend, to pass as printed.
The two first motions were lost, and the
section passed as printed.
The Committee tooa a recess at 12.15 to
On reassembling the Committee pro
ceeded with the consideration of the follow
ing sections : j
Section 17. In case of absence or illness of
of Auditor-General, His Majesty, with ad
vice, to appoint deputy. Passed.
Section 10. Duties of Auditor-General re
lating to examination of accounts, etc.
Section 19. Also relating to duties of
Audi ur-General. in regard to critical ex
amination of cash sheet. Passed.
Section 20. Power of A di tor-General to
3 uestiou public accountants, and to allow,
isallow, and surcharge amounts. Passed.)
Sectional. Right of public accountants i
to appeal. Passed. j
Section 22. No sums to be considered re-,
ceived or paid without accompanying!
Section 23. Auditor-General empowered)
to allow defective accounts, when satisfied i
that amounts have been properly disbursed. '
Section 24. Disallowed amounts to be re-j
ferret! to Minister of Finance and amounts I
retained from public accountants, subject,
to appeal to Supreme Court as before pro- :
Section 25. Auditor-General to .report to ; The same Hon. gentleman presented from
Minister of Finance upon annual state- the Judiciary Committee, reports on a sev
ments. Passed. eral petitions, viz:
Section 2tJ. Auditor-General to make re-; 1. From Makawao, relating to punish
ports to Legislative Assembly sitting, copies : ment of contract laborers. Recommended
of his reports to the Minister of Fin ince. ! to be laid on the table. Approved.
Passed. C ' - FrorM Hana, that Crown lands be
Section 27. Audi tor-Gen eral to make re- ; leased only to persons living on them, lie
oom mendat tons rerardinr the receiDt and I commended to be indefinitely postponed.
disbuisements of public monies, and eco
nomical auditing and examining of public
3. From Makawao, that no more Chinese
laborers be allowed to land in the Kingdom.
Section 28. Auditor-General empowered : uecommenaea to oe iaiu on me taoie ani
to call for persons and papers and to make ! be considered with a bill on the subject. Ap
extracts from books of Minister of Finance. I proved.
Passed. i Petit ion from Honolulu that the Gov-
ection 2'J. Persons examining receipts eminent authorize a $10,X)0,000 loan. Re
and expenditures of money, Auditor-Gen- J commended to be laid on the table and con
: eral to obtain oath of such persons. Passed. ; sidered with the bill on the subject. Adopt-
Section 3). Persons failing to attend or
comply with or.ler of Auditor-General liable
to fine. Passed.
! Part III. Miscellaneous Provisions.
Seftftnn 32. Minister of Finance and An
; ditor-General to frame and promulgate reg
; illations necessary for due care and man-
agenaent of public moneys. All such regu-
' latioiis to belaid before the Assembly when
i Section 33. Act to take effect November,
i Schedule Form.
1. Form of Collections. Passed.
2. Form of Remittances, with oath.
! 3. Form of Warrant for moneys required
i for public service. Signed by Minister of
! Finance; counter-signed as available by
i Auditor-General. Passed.
! 4. Form of oath of Auditor-General.
The committee then rose and Hon. J. M.
Kapena rerorted progress to the House. Re
port received and approved.
At 3:15 p. m. the House adjourned till 10
Thursday, July 13, 1882.
House met at 10 a. m. President Rhodes
in the cnair. . .
His Kxeellency the Premier presented a
reply to the resolution asking for the views
of the Ministry on the Treaty of Reciprocity
Hon. Godfrey Rhodes,
President legislative Assembly.
Sir, In response to a resolution of the
Assembly, that Ministers are requested to
lay before this House their policy, and
what they have done and what they intend
to do to secure the con! i nuance of this (the j
Reciprocity) lreaty, so that this Assembly
may consider the same. I beg to say that
tiie Ministry have not hesitated to make
known their views with regard to the
Shortly after taking office I stated in the I of the section, and instanced the latai acci-
House my appreciation of the national im- dent which occurred some months back by
' It F.. 1 . . !-.. !. t, .a
5. Petition from Wailuku relating to the
change of sitting of the District Court. Re
commended to be laid on the table.
Hon. Mr Kaunamano gave notice of in
tention to introduce a bill to amend Section
913 and 922 of the Civil Code, relating to
the appointment of District Justices. Bill
read for first and second time, and referred
to Judiciary Committee.
By permission, Hon. Mr. Pilipo read for
the 'livst time a bill relating to the promot
ing of agriculture. Read second time by
title, ami referred to special committee
consisting of Hons. Richardson, Pilipo,
Smith, Pahia, and Kaai.
Hon. Air. Mahoe presented a resolution
that the bill relating to the defining of
ownership of wild fowl be placed amongst,
the Order of the Day. Passed.
His Excellency the Attorney-General
moved that the bill entitled " An Act to
amend Sections 12, 21, and 24, of Chapter
XL.I. of the Penal Code, and the addition
of Tiew sections," and relating to the licen
sing of salmons to give liquor to natives,
etc., be taken from the table and read.
On motion, the Order of the Day was
proceede ' with, and the second reading of
a bill to " Restrict the erection atid repair
of buildings other than thos ? built of fire
proof materials within certain limits in
On motion, the Assembly 'resolved into
Committee of the Whole, and proceeded to
discuss the bill by sections.
Section I. The meaning of the word
"building" and definition of the words
" hereafter to be built," and to apply to all
buildings commenced one month after Act
in operation. Passed.
Section 2. All buildings erected within
the limits specified, external walls and roof
to be fireproof. Passed.
Section 3. Not lawful to repair external
walls or roof of old or unsafe wooden build
ings without the approval of Superinten
dent of Public Works.
Hon. C. R. Bishop spoke strongly in favor
January 1, 1882 Complaint made oo Smith
January 8 Complaint made on King street.
January 12 Lot of itraw retnofed on Fori
Cinnaman fined for Tiolati'tu ol Section 347 of
the Civil Code.
February 4 Silent alarm on Nuuanu street at
the private residence of Mr. Afong supposed to
be a ciit-e of attempted incendiarism.
February 8 Cinnaman fined lor violation of
Section 347 M the Civil Code $25.
February 17 Alarm of fire on King otreet.
February 19 Silent alarm on Hotel street
fire under the floor of a tailor 'a shop.
February 20 Alarm of fire on Nuuanu trect
Fire Department out in force.
February 22 Silent alarm on Beretania wtreet
baek of the residence of Mrs. J CJ. Dickson
tire eaued by children playing wilh matches.
February 24 Lit of paper and straw removed
from Fort street.
March 1 Fire alarm on Emma street in the
rear of the residence ot' the British Cuimiioner
Mipp.)s- iJ to be a c.iee of incendiarism damage
March 23 Chinaman fined f-r violation of
Section 347 ol the Civil Code $25.
April 21 Alarm ol fire on lirig Cormueln in
forward rom r house on dok Fire Depart
ment out in force.
May 6 Alarm of fire at Mr. A. Jaeger's resi
dence on Makiki plain cooic-loue destroyed
Fire Department out in force.
June 27 Alarm of fire at 12 15 o'clock a. m
on School street the private residence of Hon.
V. P. Wood wan totally consumed and his wile
bein asleep nt the time in the house was burnetl
to death beloie assistance could reach her very
littltt was saved from the fiic supposed to have
been canned by a candle setting fire to a mosquito
In conclusion I would say that every part ot
the town has been thoroughly examined by rue
during the year, and many localities several
times in the prosecution of my duties, arid irreg
ularities corrected. I (eel sale in saying that thtt
city is now. in it much hot'er condition so far a
the prevention of fires is concerned than at the
bciiiiiim ill' my incumbency, and I uui happy to
say that m my pers.ma prop rty holders who
at first were disposed to look on inv visits as in
trusions, and would in many cases throw obsta
cles in the way of carrying out the duties of my
office, now reoognize the benefits of caie huo
watchfulness in these matters, and lender cheer
ful assistance when necessary.
:, Respectfully submitted,
yf Jamed W. McCjuire,
portance of this Treaty. I found that His
Majesty's Government was represented at
Washington by Hon. liisna li. Allen, a
gentleman formerly of eminent position in
the counsels of the Kingdom, and I hast
ened to give him assurances of support in
his diplomatic duties. This gentleman is
now recognised as the Dean of the Diplo
matic Corps at Washington. The represen
seutatives of the great Powers of Europe!
accredited to the Government of the United j
States extend to the representative of i
little Hawaii the courtesy of his being their!
leader or spokesman on all occasions of
pubiic diplomatic presentation. This is a
marked and valuable honor for our country,
and I am assured by the evidence of our
Minister's correspondence with the Foreign
Office, and his discussions before Commit
tees of Congress, that, notwithstanding his
advanced years, the late Chief Justice of
this Kingdom is an eminent and efficient
representative of the interest of the
Hawaiian nation. At the same time
our Minister Resident at Washington
has sought the aid of gentlemen in '
the councils of the American State!
to asssist mm in me presentation ot j Marshal's Report, as presented to the Board
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the fall of a building.
The discussion on this section became
quite earnestly engaged in by Hons. Pilipo,
Kaunamano. Keau, Aholo, Kauai, Kau
lauho, and Widemaun, and during the dis
cussion the Committee rose and took a re
recess until 2 p.m.
The Committee reassembled at
and the discussion was continued
same section, Hon. J. Mott Smith
the floor, and speaking in favor
general provisions of the biii. Hon. Mr.
Pilipo, Hon. Kauhaue, Hon. Mr. Kauna
mano also spoke on the subject. At 3 p.m.,
while the section was ftill under considera
tion, His Kxeellency thi Minister of the
Interior moved that the Committee rise and
report progress. Carried, and the Commit
tee rose, Hon. J. M. Kapera reported pro
gress to the House, the House accepted the
report, and at 3.10 adjourned until 10 a.m.
Fire Marshal's Report
Below we give the chief items of the Fire
tional interest before the American Con- ;
gress. And furthermore, the Minister has;
been assisted in his public duties by the j
appointment of a Secretary, a young gentle- j
mau, Mr. rreueric i. Alien, nisson, wno
has passed through a term of study at the
celebrated law school of Harvard, and who
by his general education and information
derived from favorable opportunities of
travel in Europe is well qualified to render
his father the Minister Resident, valuable
assistance. Thus the Government has taken
all due measures for the diplomatic care of
the interests of the Kingdom before Gov
ernment and Congress at Washington.
But it is appreciated by His Majesty's
Ministers in view of the national import
ance of the Treaty of Reciprocity with the
United States that additional provisions
should be made to promote a successful is
sue to congressional action in respect to
questions pertaining to t he interests of the
Hawaiian Kingdom. Therefore, his Maj
esty's Ministers recommend to the Assem
bly to amend the item in the Appropria-
Firk Marshal's Office.
Uonolclu. July 6. 1882.
To the Chief Engineer, Officers and Members oj
the Board of Hepresenlaiioes 11. F. D.
Gknti.emen : The Fire .Marshal would beg to
submit this, his annual report, for the year end
ing this date, for the City ol Honolulu and
Alarms of Fire Depirtaieut called out.. 7
Silent alarms . 6
Ettract from Journal showing fires a. id alarms
wiiic'i have taken place during the year, as well
as infringements ol li.e Fire Laws and Regula
tions corrected :
June I, 1881 L)t of s:raw on Fort street re
moved. June 17 Fire at Hawaii in Hotel caused by
upsetting lamp damage small.
Julv 1, Silent alarm on Smith street.
July 8 Silent alarm on King street. j
August 19 Silent alarm on Maunakea street. !
September 23 Fire corner King and Alakea j
A correspondent of tho Paper World states that
a press is now being built in New York, which ii
guaranteed to deliver an edition of 100.000 news
papers printed on both sides, making 200.000 im
pressions in an hour and a half.
The Standard's correspondent at Paris, writing
on Jnne 30, says '-a report is to be presented ot tho
shareholders of the Panama Canal Company to-day,
announcing that the works executed since tho
formation of the company have proved that the ob
stacles to the construction of the canal will not he
so serious as was anticipated. Tho shareholders at
the meeting will be asked to authorize the issue of
obligations to the amount of 250,000 for the pur
chase of the Panama Kailroad."
W recently gave an account of experiment
made at Peterhead as to the effect of oil in calming
the surface of the sea during storm. Another and
more extensive trial of the apparatus was made on
March 1st at tho entrance of Peterhead harlsr,
during the prevalence of a heavy 8. E. gale. Tho
result was very satisfactory, inasmuch as, under
the influence of the oil, "the white crests slowly
but surely disappeared, and the massive swell of
water rolled smoothly inshore." It was found,
however, that in order to maintain this state of
things, continuous pumping of the oil was neces
sary, and in an hour and a half 70 gallons of oil
were expended. This shows that where tho surf is
heavy the operation mar be more costly than tho
earlier experiments would have led ns to suppose.
Nevertheless, we still think it highly desirable that
a trial of this simple system should le made on
our own coasts. As an experiment it would bo
very proper for the Government to take the
Monlrrs k Ireland.
Dublin, June 21. Two agrarian out
rages during the past week, both of an
atrocious character. The victim of the
first "was a landlord and a dragoon who
was with him as escort both killed. In
the other case three tenant farmers were
shot at and grieviously wounded by a
body of armed men.
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an increase from ten thousand to twenty- """ CTe .---''"'-'-
fivPthoiisanrl dollar-. damage small the Fre Department out in full
Walter M. Gibson,
Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Hon. Mr. Kaai moved that the reply be
laid on the table and Hon. Mr. Pilipo
amended by adding to be translated and
printed. Motion passed as amended.
Hon. Mr. Kaulukou, under suspension of
the rules, presented from the Judiciary Com
mittee a report on a bill rel ating to peddling
licenses, lavonug tne oin lnirouuceu, wiui
Soptember 29 Silent alarm on Queen street
caused by upsetting a lamp.
October 1G Fire on Makiki plains caused
by burning rubbish.
November 12 Fire on Srnitii street caused
by a defective stove-pipe.
November 18 Silent alarm Smith street.
November 22 Silent alarm Beretania street.
! December 2J Fire at No. 4 Engine House
caused bv carelessness damaged small.
Six hundred years ago, on the 27th of
December, 1282, the German Princes aa
sembled at the Diet of Augsberg, deter
mined to confer the province of Austria,
as an imperial fee, upon the House of
Ilapsburg. The 27th of December next
will therefore be celebrated as the 600th
anniversary of an event of such import
ance to the Austro-IIungarian monarchy.
The death is announced in England, at
the age of one hundred and two years, of
John Mooring, one of the now few survive-
of the battle of Trafalgar, in which engage
ment he was the Captain of the maintop cf
the Thunderer. Until a few months ago he
retained a clear recollection of all the events
of that memorable dy.
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