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PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, DECEMBER 15, 1883.
It ha pla.ed II U Majesty the Kins to appoint
Pail NrntAJix Attorney-General, vie Walter
II array Cib-xjn, resigned.
IoUai Palace, Lcemtr 14. 1W3.
It L4 j,U-a..l Hi Majesty the King to appoint
th following gentlmn to U zsmUr of Hi
Friry Council of Stat t
Ho a. Paul Ntamina
Hon. William Dwitt Alexander
Hon. Jania Eiae.
Hon. Samuel Parker
lion. Edward Kama Van Liliaalani.
I Uni Palace. lltU December.
Tu-tr, bn'tiiirr i'.lh i.r--'rn. DaT.1. and Tu.ltty ,
January lt Yrr" Lu , .!' otiwtrH m S-
tinnal H0I1.U; . a I all i.vum-ot office throughout
the K.i.giom will rlwd. HAS. T. O CLICK,
Minhterof the Interior.
Int-ri'.r Otlwe, Iremb 1-. dli--t-l
..DECEMBER 15. H"3
.Since t lie lat steamer l-ft here for the
Coait -wrveral e vtriiU of some si ni licit i ice
have ocurrl In thi community. The
party which calls Itself ''the opposition to
the I 'a lace" party has made its maiden en
gay at a political campaign by calling in a
very hasty manner, what was dignified by
the name of a "mass meeting" of citizens.
Postern were issued at a late hour on Sat
urday la.-.t calling the meeting for the fol
lowing Monday evening. Curiously enough
no suitable place except a Government
building tli? Armory could be found in
which t lnM the meeting, unless one of
the church'" had been thus occupied. We
hail it a a sign of the growth of correct
ideas of dt-corurii in this community that
the promoters of the meeting were ilt-.-inu.-
to avoid Using a church for such a purpose
as has been common in former years with
the party of which they may be considered
the successor. The acting (J overnor of the
Island, IIou. A. S- Clcghorn, accorded
the use of the armory, and as it was by cus
tom a night on wliiah the "Prince' Own"
Volunteer Corps should have held a drill
there. His Majesty the King instructed the i
members of the corps to postpone their ex-!
ercie"s in favor of the iolitical warriors
who wished to make it a field of battle. At
the beginning of the meeting the attend
ance wa oor, but the room which is prob
ably capable or holding 300 filled up as the
time went on. Three opposition speakers
had their say, waxing warm in their de
nunciations of the Government but failing
to warm up their audience. Mr.J.L. Kaulu
kou then mounted the platform aud made
a stirriug harangue in support of the King
and his Mini-ten, and the policy In accord
ance witli which the affairs of this couutry
are at present guided. He was received
with much applause and it aoou. became
evideut that a majority of those present did
not belong to the "opposition to the palace"
party. No attempt however was made to
oppose the passage of the resolution which
bad been prepared for the occasion, iulavor ; who take an interest in the matter, in the
of which u feeble show of hands was made, j Government Museum. But anyone who is
If the proceedings of Monday i.ight may be derosius of informing himself thoroughly
takm as a fair criterion the opposition has I as to the working of the furnace, its sim
little hope of making any nhow at the polls j piidty of design, and complete efficiency
in Honolulu. An account of this nieetiug f for the purpose it professes to serve, should
which we will only characterize as "iucor
rect" has leen published in one of the op-po-ltion
journals, evidently written for cir
culation abroad where its misstatements
canuol be criticised by eye witnesses as
they are here.
The "Mariposa" brought down the iirst !
inntalmnt of the Hawaiian coinage:
3 ISo,). This at present remains idle in
the vaults of the Treasury because three
lawyers of this town acting upon the often
ivowed opinion of the Chief Justice applied
to that functionary for a mandamus to pre-
vont Hi.. I'rx!iiiiirpr from insuin? six Dtr
cent. Hawaiian Bonds in return for it. The (
decision given at the hearing yesterday was
acknowledged by His Honor to be a fore
gone conclusion in favor of the petitioners.
An appeal has been taken to the fall bench,
hut as the Chief Justice has given long aud
earnest consideration to the subject, we do
not apprehend that his Associates will find
a flaw in his decision. The proceedings
taken however are highly unpopular with
the,public even with that section of the for
eign population whicli is nut in accord with
the Government. The chief reasou of this
is the temporary derangement of pubiie af
fairs aud consequently of business transac
tions throughout the community, which is
apprehended. The general complaint is that
although the arrangement which the
Couit has declared to be illegal was made
more than a year ago and has been com
mented on in the press, and formed a com- ! the island but there is, as yet, no means of
mon topic of conversation for many months j heir doinS so. Even communications be
past, no step has been taken by those 1 twen here and Tamatave are entirely
who now profess to find it injurious to the ! stopped. The EuglUh, Norwegian, and
public iuterests until this last moment, ! American residents in the interior of the
when it was about to be consummated. The ; island have joined in a memorial to the
remedy advocated by the public generally j British Secretary of State for Foreign Af
is the expensive one of a special session of fairs. Earl Granville The document recites
the Legislative Assembly but we believe
the Government Is unwilling to take this
step unless public policy should dictate its
absolute necessity, which may probably
not prove to be the case.
A complaint made by the Pacific Mail
Steamship Company to the United States
Government about the arrangements made
for controlling Chinese Immigration has
been presented to this Government by the
U. S. Minister Resident. The subject haa
been the cause of a great deal of talk aud
newspaper comment. The company seem
to be under a misapprehension both as to
the facts of the case and as to their treaty
rights, to which they appeal, and it is not
at all probable that the question will cause
any misunderstanding with our puissant
neighbor, whose bearing towards this King
dom has ever been characterized by justice
and courteous consideration.
By the Mariposa arrived the first iimtal
ment of the long talked or Hawaiian coin
age. Tlili consisted of $130,000 in half-dollar
pieces. The balance of the first half
million Is expected by the Alameda and
the remaining half million is to be de
livered before 1st of April of next year.
Besides the silver dollars, half dollars j been arrested and imprisoned there in the
and quarter dollars a certalu proportion ; preseuce of H. B. M. ships of war the cp
of silver dimes and nickel half-dimes i tains of such ships being kept in ignorance
are to be coined in substitution for the j of charges under which one British subject
twelve and a half cent piece, or rial, origin
ally proposed. One of the reasons for aban
doning the rial is that it does not accord
with the system of coins adopted by -he
United States, with which country a nego
tiation is now pending for a monetary con
vention, similar to that existing between
certain.of the Latin countries of Europe by
which the coins of eacH of the covenanting
countries are made legal tender in all the
other. We congratulate the Government
upon the accomplishment of this coinage
project. Accepted by the Legislature so far
back as 1SS0, chiefly through the Instru
mentality of the present head of the Gov
ernment, the plan was set aside by a form
er Administration for reasons which do not
appear to us t j have been sufficient. Their
action in this matter may have done no
great harm, but It Is a curious instance of
how little is understood of Constitutional
Government in this country that the same
section of the pre of this city which has
attacked the King and others for alleged
"unconstitutional" conduct when they
were acting strictly constitutionally, passed
over in silence or approved the action of
Mi ulsters who in respect f thisand several
other matters deliberately disregarded the
will of the Legislature as expressed in Stat
utes or Resolutions. As things stand it
teems very appropriate that the ultimate
execution of this disregarded law should
have fallen to the lot of an Administration
of which Mr. Gibson is the chief.
Cane Trash as Fuel
New methods of extracting.the juice from
sugar cane which render the residue unfit
for fuel have been Invented and much
talked about of late. If ever they supersede
th methods at present in vogue it will not
be until some lengthy and exhausted ex
perience has proved that they are so unmis
takably superior as to warrant the aban
donment of costly plants in their favor.
Meanwhile one of the most important econ
omies in connection with prevailing meth
ods is the nse of the trash from the crush
ing mill as fuel. This has been accomplish
ed, with more or less success, on many of
our plantations. In order to be truly eco
nomical the u.ne of trash for fuel must be
frt-e from all expenses of storing and drying
this bulky article. The great problem is to
take the wet trash straight from the rollers
to the furnaces and there utilize it at once
a- fuel. Several inventors have professed
to he able to construct furnaces which were
capable of burning wet trash in such a
manner as to effectually generate the steam
neied to drive the ponderous machinery
of a sugar mill, and at the same time pro
vide surplus steam for all tlie purposes for
which it Ij required in a Sugar Factory. So
far as we have been able to ascertain the
only really practical and unruistakeable
success hat has been attained in this coun
try is at the Waihee Plantation where the
Mukee-Hargreaves-Harrison process has
been in use now through more than a sea
sou. By this process the- trash passes
direct from the crushing mill to the furna
ces. It is used just in the condition in which
it arrives there, no drying is uc-cessary and
therefore no storage accommodation is
needed, as the day's trash is used for the
day's fuel. This Is a Hawaiian patent and
is well worthy of the attention of the owners
of sugar mills who are seeking to Introduce
the use of wet trash as fuel into their estab
lishments. A model of the Makee-IIar-greaves-Harrison
furnace was deposited
with the Government when the patent was
Hpplied for and may now be seen by those
pay a visit to the Waihee Plantation where
he will be cordially welcome to examine
the furnace there at wcrk, and to see it in
operation. From the mauagers of the
plantation he may obtain all the informa
tion he may require as to the practical re-
suits which have been obtained. No one
who may be thinking of altering his fur
naces to adopt them to trash burning
should take any step, or listen to advice
from any source whatsoever, until he has
personally examined this successful adapta
tion of the latest scientific knowledge to
the practical requirements of the Hawaiian
The position ot foreigners other than
Frenchmen in Madagascar, does not seem
to be very pleasant. How the French resi
dents fare we have not much information,
but as they are living under maitial law,
administered by military or naval officers,
and are subject to cou-tant alarms from the
incessant attacks of the Hovas, .we do not
suppose they are t be envied. The corres
pondent of the Loudon Daily Sews, writing
from Antananarivo in September, says,
"Our mails have not reached us for three
months and our food and other supplies,
(from the outside, that is) are cutoff. Some
of our countrymen are desirous of leaving
that there are 112 British subjects, of whom
52 are children;!)! Norwegians,includiug 51
children, and 3 adult American citizens,
and of whom all the aduulls had united to
ask succor from England. These foreigners
are almost wholly missionaries aud their
famdies. They praise the natives and say
they have no fear of them aud state that
the persons and property of civilian French
men, and especially of the Jesuit Fathers,
j 1,ave been scrupulously protected uotwith-
standinz the hostility between France aud
the Government of Madagascar. Their real
trouble is that they are as effectually shut
out from intercourse with the rest 'of the
world as if they were prisoners of war. They
conclude their memorial in the following
terms: " We are for all practical purposes
shut up here. Some of our number wish to
leave the island, but they kuownotat what
port they might find a ship, nor whether on
arrival there they might not not be pre
vented by the French from embarking ; and
after a few months it may be out of their
power to find the means of payiug the nec
essary expenses or the journey to tlie coast.
Our anxiety has been increased by hearing
that the officers of II. B. M.'s ships are for
bidden the shore at Tamatave, and that
British fubjects and other foreigners have
i3 still under arrest. If such high-handed
proceedings against foreigners are possible
in the presence of II. B. M. ships at Tama
tave, it may naturally be asked what might
not happen in the capital, where there is
not a single representative of the British or
any other foreign Government, should the
French eventually reach the interior. Your
memorialists would therefore most respect
fully and earnestly beg your lordship (1) to
take steps for keeping open communication,
so that we may get our mails, stores, spe
cie, tc, through some port on the east
coast ; (2) to send a British ship to some
port, also on the east coast, by which such
of our number as wish to leave the island
may do so in safety ; and (3) to send a rep
resentative of the British Government with
as little delay as possible to reside at Antananarivo.''
Now that the people of the United States
have had time to recover from the excite
ment of the recent elections they amuse
themselves with interpretations, according
to their fancy.of the various events In their
bearing on the more important contest of
next year. Many of thee vaticinations,
both by their variety and by the peculiar
logic remind us of the works of those stu
dents of the prophetic and allegorical books
of the Bible, who are always discovering
fulfilments of prophecy in current events,
however obscure, and having elabor
ated a scheme to include these, proceed
from that basis to tell us what won
derful things, includingthe authentic
tattle of Armageddon are to happen
during the next twenty years after the pub
lication of their books. Reading the Ameri
can papers with a view to ascertain what are
the chances of the next Presidential elect
ion. is apt to leave the mind in just the same
condition of chaos as it will be found in af
ter the perusal of the books of three or
four different interpreters of prophecy. Both
parties seem to be hopeful. The Kepubli
cans have regained some ground and take
it as an omen that they will reconquer
their old strong positions and maintain
their reign. 1 he Democrats are not down
hearted about their losses. They feel sure
of Maryland, Virginia and New Jersey,
aud all the South. They do not look upon
the reduction of their majority in New York
with despair, believing that the divisions
which brought it about will be healed by
the seme which their results have created.
They reckon on California and are actually
hopeful about Indiana and Ohio, and in a
lesser decree about some other States, and
they mean to go in and win.
So far as we can make out, it matters little
to us as Hawaiians which party wins. We
have friends and enemies of our Treaty in
the ranks of either. We hope that before
the great political contest of 1SSI begins, a
definite extension of the treaty for a satis
factory term of j'ears will have been ac
corded to us. If not, then it seems highly
Improbable that the victory of one or the
other party will either help or hinder us.
The great seusatioual case at present in
course of development in S mi Francisco
and entitled tlie "Sharon S.iudal" has
given rise to a multitude of suits. Geo.W.
Tyler, counsel for Sarali Alathea Hill has
beeu fined $300 for contempt of Court in
sending an intimidating letter to the Grand
Jury, Miss Hill and her friend and adviser
Neilson, have-been arrested on indictmeuts
for forgery, perjury and conspiracy, found
by the Gran I Jury; tlie divorce suit has
been transferred to the United States Cir
cuit Court, on the ground that Sharon is a
citizen of Nevada. When Miss Hill was
arrested on the above named charge it
would appear that she anticipated some
thing of the kind, for in a few minutes her
bond was filed in $S,500, with her brother
Morgan HiH.-and Albert Washburn as
sureties. The bail iu the perjury case was
set at $5,000, in the forgery case at $3,000
and in the conspiracy at S500. Neilsou's
bonds were in similar amounts, but he was
not so well prepared with rich friends and
traveled about for some hours with a Dep
uty Sherifl before he obtained sureties in
the persons of Geo. W. Tyler, his attorney,
and Lyman Ackley.
After Neilson had obtained his temporary
release he attempted to deliver an address
from the City Hall steps, taking for his
subject, "What I Know About Men and
Things in San Francisco." He had spoken
but a few minutes, apologizing to his au
dience for not providing a hall for them,
when a shower of rotten eggs was thrown
at him from the crowd. Even in the face
of this affront aud the jeers an I liootiugsof
the crowd, he attempted to continue his
discourse, when another volley of eggs was
thrown. He made a most virulent attack
on the police force and especially upon
Chief Crowley and Captain Lees. As the
speaker was concluding his remarks, a
number o: roughs crowded up to the plat
form aud one of them claimed the right to
speak. To this a bystander objected, and
after a short argument, blows were struck,
and iu a twinkling the meeting broke up
into a free fight. Neilson quietly stepped
over the rail of the platform and walked
down McAllister street, leaving his adher
ents to fight the battle out.
Concert at Waikiki.
A musical entertainment was given at Waikiki
Church on Wednesday evening. Tlioir Ituval High
nesses the Princesses Liliuokalaui and Likelikc
had taken a great interest in the aftir and many of
their friend- from town took the opportunity to
indulge in a moonlight drive and be present at the
concert. The church was rilled aud there was a
not inconsiderable audience that preferred tho open
air and the soft grass of the churchyard to the ac
commodations provided for them insi.le. A chorus
of native vocalists sang Maopcpo Lea" as the op
ening picc, and at a later hour gave Iuoa Mai
kai." They rendered these pieces very nicely, but
curious to say the female voices were far from be
ing as sweet as those of the men. Two Quartette
parties sang xevcral pieces each. ' Will the Hoses
Bloom Agaiu ? " Yon are False but I'll Forgive
You." " I Will Call Thee Back Again," and "Sweet
Hour of Night," were given bv a party consisting
of Princess Likclike. Mrs. J. W. Bolerton, Mrs.
Geo. Beckley, the Mis-es Cleghoru, and another
lady whoso namc our reporter did not secure,
aided jjy four young gentlemen. The accompani
ment was played by Miss Cleghoru. These con-ceru-d
pieces were given very sweetly and in ad
mirable time, showing evidence of careful practice
in glee singing. The other Quartettes which were
adapted to Hawaiian words were sung by four male
voices accompanied by the guitar, and were sung
in genuine native style. The pieces chosen Knn
Mesalina," - Hele Nele," and " Malanai." Mrs.
aud Miss Kapena brought down the house by their
tiuging of the favorite lnet. ' I'll Wait Till the
Clouds Boll By." Ballads were aung by a lady
and gentleman, visitors to this country, who with
the lady who played tho accompaniments (also a
stranger' had very generously placed their talents
at the service of th good cause for which the con
cert was gt up. The only instrumental piece was
a zither solo by Mr. Harry Auld who p.'ayed a wtor
ceaitx called Souvenir" with great tasto and ex
pression. It is to be hoped that this is not the last
time that the people of Waikiki will invito their
town friends to come and hear them sing.
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE
Tbe petition of the undersigned, petitioners
shows: That your petitioners are taxpayers, ;dti
zens and residents of Honolulu in the Island of
Oahn and such residents, citizens and taxpayers
am pecuniarily interested and concerned in the
several matters aud things hereinafter stated and
That your petitioners are informed and believe
aud so aver in their information and belief that
Hia Excellency John M. Eapena, Minister of Fi
nance, Pefcndant hercto.has caused to be prepared
and is now about to issue certain coupon bonds of
the Hawaiian Government to the amount of One
Hundred and Thirty Thousand Dollars bearing in
terest payable semi-annually at the rate of six per
cent, per annum, tho said bond9 being by their
tenor payable, principal and interest in United
States gold coin or its equivalent.
And your petitioners further aver that the bonds
aforesaid purport to be issued under and by au
thority of the provisions of an act entitled "An Act
to authorize a national loan and to define to what
uses such loan shall be devoted, approved on the
fifth day of August, A. D. 18s2."
That the said Minister of Finance is about to
issue said bonds below par and to receive therefor
silver coins of less than equivalent value in United
States gold coins, that is to say for silver coins
which are only about eighty-two cent of the value
of United States gold coin. -
That it is the duty of the said Minister of Fi
nance to issue said bonds only at par and upon
receipt of their equivalent value in United States
That it is the right of your petitioners as such
taxpayers as aforesaid that there be no misapplica
tion of the public moneys whereas the issue of the
aforesaid bonds for less than par u aforesaid
would operate as a misapplication of the public
moneys and thereby injure the petitioners as citi
zens and taxpayers, and that by reason of such
issue of the bonds aforesaid at less than par as
aforesaid the public good and administration of
justice would suffer.
And your petitioners further aver that they have
requested the said Minister of Finance not to issue
said bonds at less than par as aforesaid, but that
he refuses and neglects to comply with such, their
Wherefore your petitioners pray that a writ of
mandamus d issue out of this Honorable Court
requiring the said Minister of Finance to accept for
such bonds only United States gold coin or its
equivalent and not to accept therefor the silver
coins aforesaid, aud not to issue such bunds except
for the par value in United States gold coin or its
equivalent and for such further aud appropriate
relief as justice and reason require and to Your
Hf nor shall seem meet. '
And your petitioners will ever pray,
William It. Castle.
By S. B. Dole.
Sasfokd B. Dole,
Wiliiam O. Smith.
motion to quasu the writ.
In a petition of W. R. Castle. S. B. Dole and W.O.
Smith, for writ of Mandamus against His Ex.
John M. Kapeua, Minister of Finance.
The respondent herein moves the Court to deny
the application of the petitioners and va
cate the writ issued because the petition i v
said writ an I application therefor is mad ; by s:iid
petitioners and petitioners have neither n-n- any of
them have any personal or direct interest in the
act to ba restrained and this respondent is a pub
lic officer of the Government of this Kingdom.
W. A. Whiti-o.
Attorneys for Respondent
The Return and Answer of the defendant John
And now comes John M. Kapena vud makes this
his answer and return to the above entitled cause
aud sxys :
That the writ of Mandamus should not issue be
cause the matters and things set forth in the peti
tion are insufficient in law and that there is no
neglect of duty on the part of the defendant set
forth in said petition, because that said petition
does not show a demand to perform a duty required
of hi in by law.
And the Respondent further answering says that
he is about to issue Hawaiian Government Bonds
to the amount, aud at the interest stated in the
petition under and iu accordance with the provis
ions of an Act entitled "An Act to Authorize a Na
tional Loan, and to Detine to what Uses such Loan
fthall bo Devoted," approved on 5th day of August,
A. D. 1S82.
Denies that he is about to issuo said bonds below
par but avers that he is about to issue said bonds
at par and in accordance with the provisions of said
Act last above mentioned.
Denies that it his duty as such Minister of Fi
nance to issue the said bonds only upon receipt of
equivalent value in United States gold coin, but
avers that his duty in this respect is fully r:et forth
in said act as follows :
Section i. The Minister of Finance under the
direction of the Kintc in Cabinet Council is hereby
authorized to borrow on the credit of tlie Hawaiian
Government from time to time, during the period
of three years after the passage of this Act, such
sums not exceeding in the whole the sum of !?2,oi)0,
((0(1 for the purpose in this Act hereinafter set
forth, for which sums the Minister of Finance may
cause cotipou 1). inls to Ik; issu-.l from time, to time
for such amount each as lie may deem advisable,
such bunds to Ik; issued at not less than pur, and
to U'ar in teres t not exceeding MX per cent, per
annum payable seuii-aiinnally."
-n.l the R.'SjHindeiit avers th.it he has iu all re
spects emu timed to the provisions of said Act, aud
that said bonds are to bo issut d at par in accord
ance with such provisions of said Act.
And denies that he is about, or intends to, or
will issue said bonds mentioned in the petition or
any bonds below par or to receive or accept there
for coins of less value than the equivalent of the
lawful money of the Kingdom of the Hawaiian Is
lands as is provided in tho Act aforesaid.
Aud the defendant further says that the demand
made njion him is in tho words following :
Honolulu, 12th December, 1833.
To Hin Kx.. Juo. Jf. Kt.peiui, MinisiT of Finance:
Deau Siu: The uudersigued, citizens and tax
payers of the Hawaiian Kingdom, respectfully re
quest that you do not issue lfawaiian Government
Bonds at less than par, but only for Unitr-d States
gold or i'.s equivalent.
Sanfokd it. Dole,
W. O. Smith,
Aud avers that by this law this defendant can
not comply with such demand aud further denies
that he has ever revised to comply with any law
ful demand as' his duty in respect to the is
suance of said bonds under said Act of 18s2.
Wherefore the respondent prays that the appli
cation of the petitioner herein bo denied, that the
writ heretofore issued herein ba vacated, that the
respondent le hence dismissed without delay, and
recover costs and disbursements herein incurred
from the petitioners.
W. A. Whiting.
Attorneys for Respondent
- Duly sulscribed and sworn to by John M. Ka
pena, Minister of Finance.
Mr. Hartwell appeared for the petitioners.
Messrs. Prestou, Neumann and Whiting for the
Mr. Neumann filed a motion to quash the writ
a printed above. In his argument he said that a
law having U-cu passed by the Legislature to ne
gotiate a loau, the Minister of Finance had entered
into a contract to carry out tho spirit of the law in
perfectly good faith. The loan had become a
matter of notoriety not only iu " this country but
also in California. There was no objection raised
the petitioners until after the Government bad
entered into the contract. They now claim that
they are injured as taxpayers aud ask for a per- j
eniptory writ to citerce the Minister of Finance not
to issue Government bonds for other than Unilcd
States gold coin. It appeared to him that the
motive of the petitioners was not patriotic or jus
tifiable. If the Com t sustained tho petition, the
respondent would be liable to impeachment and to
be prosecuted for felony.
The learned counsel contested it was the duty of
a public officer to bring a charge like this and not
of a private individual, unless he can show that his
private rights have been infringed upon. He (Mr. J
Neumann) did not think, in view of the'numerous ;
authorities he had cited, that the court could sus- ,
tain the petition. The law was passed for the in- !
terests of the whole community. He considered it I
would have been well, in a matttf of this kind, if j
the Legislature hd consulted aud taken the ad-
vice of some Luiiiicss uicn. There was no eager- j
ness shown at the outset to take the bonds. The
monoy was needed and the best iuterests of the
country were involved. A private individual should
not try to clog the wheels of the Government be
cause he pays hli portion of the taxes. If the pe
tition were sustained, the result would be disas
trous to the country, and iu his opinion, His Honor
ought to sustain the demurrer and dismiss the
Mr. Hartwell said that if any animus had been
shown in this case, to-day was the first time that
he had heard of it. If the action taken by the
Government will not bear judicial examination, it
is high time that it should be known. If the ac
tion be ruinous to the interests of the country, let
it be known. It is well to le prepared for the
worst. He referred to an 'gent for Baring Bros,
who was prepared to co?r.e forward with the nec
essary funds, but suddenly the matter was taken
out of his hands and the matter dropped. He
cited authorities where taxpayers can file bills to
prevent Municipalities from spending money il
legally. He maintained that the Ministers are
responsible to the law, and he asked what tho word
"responsible" meaut He was not prepared to say
he had committed a felony, but a serious mistake
had been made. The petitioners have a right to
prevent the "misappropriation of public money.
There being no public offic2r to represent
these petitioners, they must therefore present the
petition themselves as far as the law would permit.
The half dollars recently imported were only worth
thirty-nine cents aud a fraction. The loss on 2G0,
000 half dollars, would be about $26,000, and he
asked why should the public lose that amount? Let
us get all we can for the bonds. Let us have Uni
ted States gold coin. We have a system which
makes gold the standard, except for small debts.
He cited the legal tender case of Lazarus vs Trous
seau. He was sorry that his learned friend had
stated that this case was brought forward for polit
His Honor the Chief-Justice overruled the mo
tion to quash, or demurrer. He added that if tax
payers have no right to bring an action like this,
then they havo no remedy. Ministers were not
only responsible to the Government but they were
also responsible to the people for the legal exercise
of their duties. He was bound, as a judge, to ex
ercise his discretion.
Mr'. Neumann at once filed an answer to the
Mr. Hartwell called upon Mr. Kapena to take
the stand as a witness.
Mr. Preston objected.
Mr. Hartwell took exceptions to the return made
by the counsel for the Respondent.
(It being near noon, the court took a recess until
1 P. M.)
On tin; court resuming at one o'clock, the excep
tions were argued. The plaint'ffs demurred to the
answer made by tho Respondent, and permission
was granted the Respondent to amend. His Honor
stated that the allegations must be met distinctly
by a denial, a:id he pointed out certain points in
the petition that had not been auswered.
Mr. Neumann argued at length iu support of his
aiuwer, maintaining that tho new coinage was the
legal money of this country and con seqeuntly legal
Mr. Hartwell held that forty half dollars of the
new coinage were not worth $20 in United Statse
gold coin, but only a little over $18. 'The
the question is, the meaning of the words in the
statute "bfdow par." He maintained that the
bonds must be sold at par, that is, for United
States gold or its equivalent. He quoted authori
ties on the specific meaning of tho word " par."
The object of bringing this petition before the
Court is to get at tho precise construction of tho
words "below par." Value is either actual or
imaginative. The value of gold is actnal, the sta
tutes of, the United States stating clearly that a
gold dollar .shall contain a certain number of
grains of gold of a certain fineness.
Mr. Treston said that dollar for dollar, the cur
rent coin of the Kingdom is what they were taking
for the bonds. According to the true construction
of the law, the Minister of Finance must havC
some discretion as to what he would take for the
bonds. He maintained that tho demurrer ought
not to be sustained.
His Honor stated that during his unemployed
hours he had given considerable thought to the
matter of currency, aud he had a very clear idea
upon the subject. He d;d not sympathize
with the view taken by the learned counsel for
the respondent, whore he aMuded to tne petition
ers coming in with their plaint at the eleventh j
hour, for it was not until mi act was done, or
about to be done, that any actiou can be
taken. If iile.;al at fie inception, it was illegal
afterwards. lie c-iticized tlie meaning of the act
on whioh tlie case was based. He considered the
loan was not necessary -' the vitality of the
Kingdom. He dwelt at some length on the matter
of currency, and finally decided in favor of the
I His Honor intimated that he would, at an early
' date, deliver his decision in writing. In couclud
) ing iiis remarks ho slated that the views of the
Court can always bo obtained by the Ministers.
I They (the Judges) were always ready to give their
i advice, but in the case efore the Court they had
not been consulted.
Appeal noted by the counsel for respondent.
SUPREME COURT IN EQUITY.
AT CHAMBERS EI'.EOIrE JUOD, C. J.
December 13, 1333.
Pnukeana (w) vs. Lio ik).
Mr. J. Russell for complainant, Messrs. Smith
& Thurston for respemdent.
Demurrer Sustained with leave to answer.
AT CHAMBERS BEFOBK JTDD, C. J. DECEMBER 13,
Carl Klemme vs. Maioho, District Judge ef Ko
loa, Kauai. Messrs. J. Russell and E. ff. Ward for
Petitioner. Xo appearance for Respondent. Mr.
Ward read the petition, verified and filed Decem-
j ber Cth, 18S3, with order that process issue, re
j turnaLlo this day, and answer of Judge Maioho,
filed December loth.
Mr. Russell said he had no proofs at this time.
The Petition is evidently incorrect as to some stat
menU, owing to incorrect information given to
counsel at the time of drawing up the petition. He
desired to impeach the record of the Court below,
and asked time for that purpose.
The Court continued tho hearing until Tuesday
next, the ISth in3t., at 10 o'clock a. m.
tEFOEE POLICE Jr3TICE BICKERTOX.
Wednesday, Detember 12, 1383.
One person charged with drunkenness forfeited
Lee Tai and On Tai charged with having opium
ia possession, entered a plea of not guilty. Mr. J.
M. Davidson appeared for the defendants. Re
manded until 14th instant.
Geo. Buckley and A. Auld were charged with
disorderly conduct. Plea, not guilty. Jo9eph
Apukai testified to the defendants coming to his
house at 12 o'clock on Mouday night last and cre-
ating a disturbance. Samuela and Malcka cor
roborated tho first witness. Found guilty and
tenced to five days imprisonment at hard labor.
Ed. Christopher, fined $1 for assault and battery
on Ah Pauk.
Friday, December 14, 1SS3.
Kapule ,k and Kahula (w) weic charged with
disorderly conduct. Plea, not guilty. Found
guilty and sentenced to three days' imprisonment
at hard labor and $2 50 costs each.
Ah Tong, found guilty of having opium in pos
session and sentenced to one month's imprison
ment and fined $50. Mr. John Russell appeared
for the defendant.
Kapule was charged with larceny and remanded
until 15th instant (to-day).
A Washington special says : Experiments in the
manufacture of sugar from sorghum have been
closed by the exhaustion of the appropriation.
During the season there have been produced 11,
000 pounds of sugar and 300 gallons of syrup from
232 tons of sorghum cane. Th expenditures were
LSll.000, making the cost of sugar $1 per pound.
This, the experimented claim, is a great advance,
as the cost per pound three years ago was S10,
while last year it was $5. Considerable part of the
money used was expended for the purchase of ex
perimental machinery. Among the apparatus used
was a crusher sent for trial by Benjamin Buiter
woi th, Commissioner of Patents. It has six rol
lers aud bears a strong resemblance to the paddle
of a stem wheel steamer. Butterworth's machine
expressed 02 i per cent of juice. The Commission
er of Agriculture will not ask for any further ap
propriation for departmental experiments. Ho will
recommend an appropriation of $1,000 for each
State, to be expended by the State Agricultural
Associations in the purchasing or leasing of ten
acres of laud for the experimental planting of sor
ghum. These ten acres are to be composed of sec
tions of two acres in different parts of the State,
so that climatic and topographic inriuonces can be
studied and reported. Of the popularity of this
scheme the- Commissioner has no doubt, as it will
be in his opinion a miniature river and harbor bill,
whore all State delegations are equally interested.
Jewell on the Press-
The llev. Dr. Jewell, who lias been lecturing
newspapers, is pained, because they publish the
the news, thus familiarizing the young and the
clergy with crime. Well, in the first place, Doc
tor, they don't publish all the news, by a jam
site. They omit everything that would lower
the standard of public morality by injuriously
affecting the interests of the publishers. Second
ly, they so falsify the lest us to promote Chris
tian civilization by aelvanciug those same inter
ests. Even when no amended, the news pub
lished is not, we confess, as free from objectiona
ble qualities as it ought to be ; we only mention
tbe matter to show that, while newspaper men
are indisputably a wicked and adulterous gener
ation, prone to siu as the sparks fiy upward,
they are not bad enough to publish the truth as
it is in Satan. Their spt cial desire to corrupt
the youthful heart and pervert the clerical con
science is tempered and neutralized by the ne
cessities of their general guilt. Il will be time
enough for Dr. Jewell to damn the truth when
somebody begins to print it. Wasp.
Jews as Chess Plnyers.
Th result of n recent Chess Tournament (says
the Je wish Chronicle) was a veritable triumph
for Jewish chess players. Out (( the fourteen
engaged in the chief er "master" tournament,
no less than six were Jews. And in the prize
lists, the first prize was taken by a Jew, Zuker
tort, and the second prize was likewise adjudged
to another Jew, Steinitz. hitherto the Prince of
chess players. Besidts these, another Jew, Eug
lisch, secured the fifth prize, and u fourth, Ros
enthal, obtaini d the prize allotted to the coui
petitos who made the bet-t score against the
prize-winners. Out of tlie eight prizes given
no less than one-half were won by Jews. The
success of Zukeitort and Steinitz, clearly indi
cate that there must be something in the Jewish
intellect peculiarly ndapted to the game. Tbe
mathematical bent of mind, the patience, peme
vereuc, and during, and the peculiar quality
known us loug-headedness, ure all properties of
the Jewish nature, which are equally valuable
for business or chess. From tho times of the
Talmud, Jews have been pre-eminent at "guinea
similar to chess, uud in modern times Jews have
counted several of the best players for several
generations. The- tale of the Jew who became u
Pope, charmingly translated from the Midi-ash
for the Society of Hebrew Literature by a master
of English, contains a reference to Jewish skill
in chess. And yet Mendelssohn said, ''for a,
game, it is too serious, for study it is too much
MESSRS. (i. W. MMFAHIME k I'll.
HAVE RECEIVED FRO M LOXiXIN A SPECIAL
consignment, w hich is now on view, of LONDON
f"l itml Most K(clier-lie 11 lent.
IliaiiioiKl, Huby, Kincralal. iii1iJi-c. Ionrl,
and Other liem II In km.
BREASTPINS, BANGLES, tud other Ornament
monnt-d in tine gold.
ALSO, A SPLENDID ASSORTMENT OF
FOR LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,
Including some line Minute Repeaters and Cbrono
graph, in heavy 18-?rat gold cases ; dome Beautifully
EnameleJ Wat?h-s, in hunting cases, for Ladiei, and an
assortment of tine
Silver W atch.es.
Al-o, a very beautiful asaortment of SILVER JEW
ELRY", cf specially new design and make.
The whole consignment will be riffered at EX
CEPTIONALLY IXIW PRICES, to j-lMir before New
STREET LETTER BOXES
HAVE BEEN PREPARED AND DISTRIBUTED
through the city at the following places :
On telegraph pole, new the King-atreet etablea, Leleo.
On telegraph pole, at the entrance to the Reformatory
At the eat corner of Liliha and School street.
At the north corner of Nnuanu and Judd streets.
At the sooth corner of Nuuanu and School streets.
At the south corner of Nnaanu and Beretanla streets
At the west corner of School and Emma streets.
On Beretania street, opposite Emma street. ,"
At the north ornerof Beretania aud Punchbowl streeU
At south corner of Kin? and Punchl.oi .
,Al,the eBt corner of Thomas square and Beretania
At the south corner of Punahou and Beretania .treet.
gwe.boxes will be visited twice each day (except
At O'clock A. 31. and 2 O'clock I. BfM
pL? w0"0 f, weaaenSer, and the letters carried io the
Postoffice. All inter-island and foreign letters that ar
prepaid by stamps will be forwarded in the mails as
promptly as if they had been left at the Postoffice.
Letter 3Tot Prepaid Will Xot be Forwarded,
It is the intention to provide more street boxes durlnr
the coming year, and place them at all convenient points
within two or three miles of the Postoffice.
General Postoffice, December 14, 1883. dl5-4t
W if 'jcT-i-sTf iaWt!U r i1tr iiJrffl-r.!..jjj
BOUNDARY COMMISSIONERS' NOTICE.
r PLICATION HAVING 1IKKX M A I K BY THK
x ecu tors of (! late HUTU KEEI.IKOLANI for
the settlement of the
Itoumlaries ol I lie III of Paakrit,
Situated at Waikiki, Island OaliU, notice is ki-reby
given to all ow ners of adjoining lands, and to all pcrsoim
interested in the settlement of said boundaries, that tlie
said matter will come on fur hearing at my ofllce, No. 44
Merchant street, on FKIDAY, January 4, 1S84, at I P. 3tf.
RICHAItD F. BICKERTON,
Commissioner of Bounduries for Island of Ofthu.
Dated Honolulu, Lvcember 14, Iss.t. dI5-3tw
is HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL PERSONS THAT AT a
meeting- held In Honolulu on the 12th day of Decem
ber, 1333, of the subscribers to the stock of the PUCLOA
SHEEP AND STOCK RANCH COMPANY, it wan voted
to accept a CHARTER OF INCORPORATION granted
to them and their associates and successors, under the
corporate name and style of the Putiloa Sheep and
Stock Ranch Company," on the 15th day of November,
1833, and that said corporation, under said charter, there
upon organized itself, onJ elected the following nfilcer of
the Company ;
Presiilen t FHAXt'lM Sl'KXCKR
Vice-President GEORGE W. MACFARLAKE
Treasurer HENRY R. M ACFA II LANE
Secretary ami Auditor JOHN ROBBIN8
Notice Is further given that, I'lirsunnt tu the term of
said charter, no stockholder ohult individually be liable
for the debts of the cororatiou beyond the amount
which may be due upon the sliare or bar en held or
owned by himself. JOHN ROBBINS,
Hen I Estate for Sale.
UNDER INSTHUCTIO.VS KFCfclVF-M ilV t FROM
the Honorable Board of Educatiou, we Iball otter for
Hale, bv Public Auction, at our taleKioum, ou Quru
Tho 19th of January Next,
At 12 o'clock noon, the following parcel! of laod, vi :
I. Lot on I lie Maknl Slclo of Mt-liool Nlrrrl,
Adjeinlu the Fort-stret Hchool premlneii on the uortb
weteily hide, and extctidiug to tbe ntrraia, (-outsitting an
area of 1,250 fqnre Feet. Upnet price, 100 Tltl.K
S. I.ol ow tlie
Mil ol I.lllli
Next above the pieiuiaea of Mr. C. K. WIllianiH, having a
froDtae" f I !J "''' un the atrect, aud containing an area
of 12-100 ol uu a re. 1'pat t price, 10. TITLE I'aK-
l.'eeiU at the expeune of purchaea.
tr-Jr" For further particular Inquire at tbe ofllce ot the
Board of Educatiou.
December 13, 18SI.
Administrator's Sale of Real Estate.
AN ORIiEll OF SALE GRANTED
iy the II. .ii. A. K. J t" I1, lil. f Justice of the Su
preme Court, silling un Judge iu Probate, on the Cth tuy
of December, ISh:', Hi., underpinned will sell at Public
Auction, ut tlie front cuiruiice of Alilohuii Hale, at 12
On Saturday. Ilcreiiibir 2tt, 3HH3,
Fur cush, ou execution of tin; title deeds, all those piece
orpuic lsof luud uitiuitwl Jit Mouauluu, Islitnd of Oiibu,
and described an foilowN :
Apaini I Lol ma Inaikolea. E hoomuku ma ke klhi, a
e bolo mm. llema ft J bik. 1.S0 kuul, mu ko KjuiIu ; A kail
"." hik. o.ftj kaul. mi ko Kulumo ; Akiiu 20 " kom 1.70
kaiil. ma ko Ilapbu ; llema H4'4" kom 0.75 kuul. ma ko
Kouohiki ; A i kitiri I hoomuku id. Pulupiihi situ 2h&.
Aiulnko o ia a.i.nu 0.13 eku.
ApmiH 0 O ko Kuikuiiio. hi kuleuuu Helii 2372, 1 lot
me kit ii:o.n kulit mil KhIow. K hoomuka urn ke kILi
hema m:i knhawai u me ko Kumulae, a e holo Alum 3!)
l-Z" koin. 9, hi kuul. I ko Xuwi.n, Akau &4 hlk. I.&2
kaul I ko Naulu, Ileum 23 I-2"" hik. 1.35 knul llema 64.
kom l.-'O kaul u I kal.i I hoomuku hI. Ma kela apaua
2 1 1 00 eka.
Part of tlivse - upuuus Is under lease. Title perf"ct.
Deeds at exjM iis.- of purchaser. Descriptions can be seen
ou upplicuiion to Mr. Henry Smith, Deputy Clerk of tbe
Snj-reuie Court, in tl Clerk's Ofllce, or to the under
signed, at the residence of Ills Excellency Walter M.
Gi')son. AFO (CU.),
Administrator of the K-t.it of A pun ( 'h., of Moanulua,
" Brei d to the winner unit get a winner." Spirit of the
J j A. ZSTGrFO RD, Jr.
f I Ml IS WELL-KNOWN THOROUGH BRED STALLION
1 will stand until further notice at the place known a
Marshland, directly opposite Sunny South, on the Wai
kiki road, now occupied by the iiiulerMKiicrt .
Description arid pedigree Lnngford, Jr., Is a dark
chestnut, with right fore and left bind foot white, and
white blar.e in face ; is Ave years old, stands 15V baudx,
mid weiKhs iilxiiit b0 pounds. He was sired by Old Lang
ford, son of Belmont, 1st dam Flora Gardener', by Cosmo,
son of luiMrted Skylark, 2d dam Fanny Harper, by Grey
Eagle. As a racehorse he has proved himself to tie a
koimI one, his white notto having been In front In many a
liard-fougbt contest, bis time before coining to this coun
try being us follows: 'i mile, 4sy ; 1 mile, 1:44 ; I
miles, f.W; 2 miles, His performance in tbU
country, with which the general public are familiar, a
of the same sterling character. In which he exhibited the
gumecockreKolutIi.il for which his family are so noted.
As game as a Belmont " Is a frequent expression amoax
old California Horsemen to this day. Ijtngford, Jr.',
fume an a Mock horse is already secured, he having sev
eral colts in California that are very highly spoken of, and
we offer his services to the public with perfect confidence
that he will prove himself worthy of his roval oreedlng.
The imported Norman Stallion, PRINCK NAPOLEON
will stand at tbe same time and place. He Is a tunc
horse of great excellence, and is especially recommended
for ruisiUK a large-sized class of worlr and general purpoue
horses. Terms: Lungford, Jr., 40 J Prince Napoleon,
:s0 payable at time of service.
le4-d.,cwJt MILES BROTHERS, Proprietors
BUSINESS Dl HECTOR Y,
Tlie Hawaiian Islands.
City Directory of Honolulu.
I.WOO Pajes-Oter 3.000 Towua.
L. P. McKIXNEY & CO., Publishers,
C89 Twenty-fourth street....
424 Montgomery street
Correspondent and Agent for Hawaiian Island.
A VERY CHOICE SELECTION OF
CAN BE FOCND
AT II O JLIISTJER'S
Fort and Xunana-Mtr! Klor.
9 Look at them before purchasing elsewhere
Will be sold at Bed-rock prices. dl4-3w
ALL CLAIMS BY CONSIGNEES AGAINST THE
steamers of the Oceanic Steamship Comptiny must
be presented on or before the day of their departure from
this port. WM. O. IK WIN CO.,
U3-2t Agents O. S S. Co,