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HPHE UNDERSIGNED have farmed
JL u copartnership under tlio Arm
name or ' SPltECKELS & Co." for tho
purpose of carrying on a general bank
Inganri exchange bushics nt Honolulu,
and such other places In the Hawaiian
Kingdom na rnnv bo deemed advisable
(Signed) " CLAUS SPltECKELS.
P. P. LOW.
Honolulu, Jan. Utli, 1881.
Hoferrlng to tho above wo bog to in.
form tho business public that wc arc
prepared to mako loans, discount npprov.
cd notes, and purchase cxciiango at tho
best current rates. Our arrangements
for soiling exchange on the principal
points in the United States, Europe,
Chlua, .lapan and Australia arc being
made, and when perfected, duo notice
will bo givej.1. Wc shall also be prepared
to receive deposits an open account,
make collection", and conduct a general
banking and exciiantro business
AlOSmb (signed) SPltECKELS & (Jo.
BISHOP & Co., BANKERS,
Honolulu, Hitwnilnu Island--.
Draw Exchange on the
Jttunlt ol Cnliloruia. S. F.
And their agents in
NW YORK. BOSTON, HONG KONG.
.MesVrs. N. I. Rothschild &Son, London.
The Commercial Bank Co., of Sydney,
The Commercial Bunk Co., of Sydney,
The Bank of New Zealand: Auckland,
Christchurch, and "Wellington.
Tho Bank Jof British Columbia, Vic
torla, B. C. and Portland, Or.
Transact a General Banking Bum lies'-.
(ili'J ly b
S!w Bnh BnM
Pledged to ncitherlSoct nor Patty.
Bat estibllshodJforZthoIboneflt of all.
FRIDAY, MAY 9, 1884.
THIS EVEMNC'S DOINGS.
Band, Emma Square, 7 :.10.
Imp. Order of Red Men, at
Morning Star Lodge, K. of 1
THE SPOILS SYSTEM.
.'To the victor belongs the spoils"
is the heresy which has made polities
a bye word, and avi-11 nigh brought
the whole political system into con
tempt in the United States, and
against which the best men of both,
parties arc now directing there en
ergies. It was the same in. England,
prior to the great civil service reform ;
but now. such a thing as dismissing
subordinate public officers for mcue
opinions sake would not for a moment
be thought of. In the United .States
also, the system is daily weakening,
and tenure of oilice is being made to
depend upon fitness for the postion
rather than the opinions of the
holder concerning certain of his
superior officers. It needs no ar
gument to show that an independent
man, "who lias the courage to have
and express his own opinions, and
attends faithfully to his business,
is a better public olliccr than a
subservient man with no opinions but
those which are reflected from his.
superior officers. All this is the A.
IS. C. of politics, and yet we sec
Hawaii startins down the old road
which leads to the destruction of all
honor and decency in politics. This
it- illustrated on every Hand. The
repeated dismissal from office of
efficient and honorable men for no
other reason than a" difference ol
political opinion with the man who
, has chosen to arrogate to himself the
directing of 'all things in tins King
dom, has become a matter for public
concern. The readiness with which
'entire strangers are taken up and
appointed to important offices, with
tho object , of securing subservient
tools, is another branch of the same
Regardless of the cxperienw .of
other nations, and'of common sense;
Regardless of the traditions of our
own Government, wherein' the rule of
tenure has, until the present admin
istration, ever been fitness and effi
ciency, the worst features of the
spoils .system are being forced upon
us. The civil service is being de
bauched and prostituted to the ac
complishment of the whims and
desires of one man, and that man an
outcast from society, and the fore
runner of jobbery in the conduct of
' the government.
The appointing powers have shown
themselves unworthy of the power
and of the trust placed in their hands
by the people. , A common instance
of this is tho use that is made of the
power in tho bestowing of the offices
of deputy sheriffs, district judges,
tax assessors and collectors upon
members of the Legislature.
A law should bo passed forbid
ding any judge, deputy sheriff, tax
collector or other person holding a
position of honor or profit under the
Government from sitting in the Leg
islative Assembly, and wc should
have less venality, and n truer repre
sentation of the feeling of the coun
try than wc do in a House in which,
out of 28 representatives, !) arc of
ficers in the present employ of the
Government, and who know that
their bread and butter depends upon
their voting straight.
Make the olllco of tax assessor and
collector permanent, dependent upon
good behavior and a proper discharge
of the duties incident to the office,
and wc shall not be disgraced with
such tax assessors as 15. Kehoa of Hilo,
nor with such Ministers of Finance
as Jno. M. Kapcna, who in defiance
of the well nigh universal protest of
the residents of that district, re-appointed
this same K. Kckoa to the
position of assessor, alter ins pro
ceedings of the previous year had
caused an indignation meeting of tax
payers of the district, and a heavy
decrease in the amount of taxes
Let us nip tiic system while it is
yet m the bud, and still preserve to
Hawaii that which has heretofore
been her glory : an honest adminis
tration, with an oillcial tenure inde
pendent of political opinions.
DUTIES ON THE SPREOKELS COIN.
There .is not a particle of doubt
about the law authorizing.dutics upon
the Sprockets silver coin. The sole
question is whether it is Government
money, or Mr. Spreckcls. The
United States treaty cxampts, ''bul
lion" from duty. Bullion, according
to Worcester, is (1.) "gold or silver
in the bar or lump, uncoined gold or
silvcrj" and (2,) "'gold and silver
coined or uncoined, but considered
simply its material according to
weight." The Sprcekcl, or Kala
kaua coin comes under neither of the
above definitions, it was not im
ported with the consular certificates
required for articles claimed to be
duty free. The Act. of 187G declares
that, "There shall be levied, collec
ted and paid upon all silver coins
imported into this Kingdom from
any country with which His Majesty
has not any treaty to the contrary, a
duty of ten per cent, ad vulorom."
'fife Attroncy General announced
in the House that Mr. Dole's ob
ject in asking that duties be imposed
on the Spreckcls silver coin, was
solely political. If he had said that
the object of the Ministry was ucither
political nor public, in giving Mr.
Sprcckels the contract to introduce
silver coin free of duty, in return
for Hawaiian gold bonds, which
they arc only deterred from issuing
by the opinion of the Supreme Court
that it would be an illegal issue, and
that this contract was made solely
for the personal advantage of the
Ministi'3', to secure Mr. Sprcckels'
backing, at the expense of the public
treasury, then the Attorney General
would have hit the mark.
The Finance Committee are pen
etrating the weh of accounts of the
Hon. Noble Kuihelani is the
oldest, and most like a chief, of any
member of the House.
Kamakcle came to time like a
man yesterday; his petitions fail
Tho countenance of Walter
Murray was sad and weary yester
day; and that of Neumann was
The most violent measure in
troduced by the Hon. A. S. Cleg
horn, thus far, has been to move the
order of tup day.
South Kona wants the Reci
procity Treaty to be perpetuated.
Also, that a leper sent to Molo
kai, if married, be permitted to
marry again. . The sequestration to
operate as a divorce.
Why is the Ministry like the
grave? Because it is emblematic of
weakness, corruption and decay.
'The regular attendance of lion.
J. I. Dowsett this session is notice
able, in view of his habitual absence
during last session. He is evidently
more hopeful of results,
Rep. Lot Kaulukou has a pet
baby in the Assembly, in the form of
a bill to establish a Circuit Court on
Oahu, and create the office of Cir
cuit Judge. Lot evidently has de
signs on the office.
Tho affable, easy-going, unable-lo-say-no
Auditor General asked for
the indulgence of the House, and ob
tained further time in which to make
up his annual report.
Wednesday's squall so disturbed
the Ministerial crew, that only part
of them turned to yesterday. The
old man will need to serve out double
rations of grog before ho is through
with the job. The barometer is
THE LIBRARY FAIR.
The Library Fair opened yester
day at 0 v. m. as announced, and so
far has been a success.
His Majesty, accompanied by Col.
timid, drove up at -I v. it. and pro
ceeded to make the tour. A largo
assembly of ladies were already there,
and the number of pretty girls and
attractive costumes was something
astonishing, when wc consider the
small size of the city. One costume
worn by a very small lady, a la nor
mande. was specially striking.
On the right as we entered was
the refreshment room, peculiar for
the number of its seductive vestals,
and no ways behindhand in its other
Turning to the left wc ascended
the stair-way, at the head of which
was the ticket depot, garrisoned'
most effectively by Mr. Marque's
and the Reception Committee. Being
aided and abetted by these gentlemen
wc proceeded still further and entered
the Fair itself.
The centre of attraction, literally as
well as figuratively was the flower
stand. This appeared to be composed
of native shrubs and ferns, and was
strongly occupied ; few passed that
stronghold scathless, judging by the
number of boqucls seen promenading.
The whole of the stalls were
beautifully decorated, with flags and
Their Magestics Queen Emma and
Queen Kapiolani were each in charge
of a stall, and doing a most thriving
The Post-Office, Fine Art and
fortune telling: departments were
judiciously and successfully con
ducted, as in fact were all the many
branches of the fair and when we
loft iuacheerful spirit but impover
ished state of pocket, it was with
the conviction that it had been a
great a very great success.
Nothing will take place this after
noon, but there will be an entertain
ment this even ins.
A QUESTION FOR LAWYERS.
A 3'oung husband was seen this
morning, with a wild'Jook in his eye,
consulting a lawyer as to whether
the following letter, received at the
Fair Post-Office, was libelous:
Lullaby, o, Lullaby !
Thus I heard a father cry.
Lullaby, o, Lullaby:
The brat will never shut an eye;
Hither come some power divine!
Cloc his lips, or open niino!
Lullaby, o, Lullaby!
"What the devil makes him cry?
Lullaby, o, Lullaby!
Still he stares I wonder why.
Why are not the sons of earth ' '
Blind, like puppies, from (lie birth?
Lullaby, o, Lullaby!
Thus I hear the father cry :
Lullaby, o, Lullaby !
Dearest, you must come and try!
Hush, o, for mercy's sake
The more I sing, the more you wake!
Lullaby, o, Lullaby!
Fie, you little creature, lie! .
Lullaby, o, Lullaby!
Is no poppy.syrup nigh?
Givp him sonic, no give him all,
I am nodding to his fall !
Lullaby, o, Lulluby !
Two such nights and I shall die !
Lullaby, o, Lullaby!
He'll bo bruised, and so will I,
How can I from bed-posts keep,
When I'm waluing in my sleep!
Lullaby, o, Lullaby !
, Sleep his very loo'ks deny
Lullaby, o, Lullaby !
Nature soon will stupefy
My nerves relax my eyes grow dim
Who's that fallen mo or him.
DEATH OF REV. C. T. MILLS.,
News was received Wednesday, of
the death of Dr. Mills at Mills
Seminary, Oakland, on tho 20th of
The deceased was at one time a
Missionary at Ceylon. He subse
quently had charge of Punahou
College for some years, being suc
ceeded by Mr. Church;
After leaving hero he went to
Beuecia, Cal., whore in company with
his wife, he started a girls boarding
school, which was finally removed to
styled tho "Mills
This institution .is the
its kind on the Coast, and has
graduated a number of the island
Mr Mills has latloy, in company
with S. T. Alexander and others,
been engaged in successfully de
veloping lands in south California.
Fuidav, May 9.
The House assembled at 1 is ai.
After prayer by the Chaplain, the
minutes of the proceeding day wore
read and adopted.
Mr. Kamakcle presented a petition
that Hawaiians, having lost the
survey of their lands, have them rc
Biirveycd. Referred to Committee
on Public Lands.
Mr. Amara, a petition that the
system of General Road Supervisors
Mr. Knulukou, from District of
Puna, that the election of Hon. J.
M. Kauwila be-declared null and
void; also, from 20 residents in
Puna that they voted for a "person
named Kamoku, instead of Kauwila,
the votes being transferred withoul
their permission. Referred to Judi
Mr. Kupihca, that the use of in
toxicating liquois be prohibited.
Mr. Nawahi, that an artisian well
be dug in district of South Kona.
Referred to Comi.nittee on Public
Mr. Dole reported from Judiciary
Committee that tho resolution rela
ting to imprisonment of contracted
labourers, be laid, on table until a
bill be presented. The report, was
The honorable member also re
ported from the same Committee
that the bill relating to ownership of
turkeys should be passed with the
following charges ; that the word
"quails" read "quail;" that pea
cock be charged to peafowl. Passed
to engrossment as amended. To
bo read a 3rd time on Monday.
Mr. Keau, a resolution that 83,000
for building a bridge at Moanalua
district of Honolulu. Referred to
Committee on Public Lands.
Mr. Nahinu that 81,000 be appro
priated for building a cistern for
public use at Hookena, Hawaii. Re
ferred to Committee on Public
Mr. Frank Brown, a resolution
that 8250 be appropriated out of the
general expenses of this session for
purchasing a good new safe. Carried.
Finance Committee instructed to pur
Mr. Dole gave notice of a bill to
prohibit the importation and sale of
Mr. Baker, that the Minister of
Foreign Affairs be requested to state
the mission of Colonel Iaukea.
Minister Gibson said he was not
prepared with any documents, he
could call to mind what he had read
in letters received, and would sav
the envoy arrived in Yokohama,
April 9th, and successful negotia
tions had been made, and Colonel
Iaukea would be' accompanied home
by Consul Irwin to complete the ar
rangements with the Hawaiian Gov
ernment. He fjjguld also say that
further importations of Chinese
would be resisted beyond a certain
Mr. Baker would move a resolu
tion that the Minister of Finance
be requested to furnish copies of the
agreement between the Hawaiian
Government and its agents relating
to Hawaiian .coinage.
Mr. Smith moved an nmendment
that all agreements and memoran
dum be furnished.
Mr. Baker accepted the amend
ment. The resolution was carricl.
Mr. Palohau gave notice nf au Act
to repeal Chapter 10 Session Laws
The House now went into Com
mittee of the whole on special order
of the day ; an act to amend Section
43 Chapter 44, Session Laws 1882,
relating to intoxicating liquors.
HflTi. A. S. Cleghorn took tjie
Mr. Cecil Brown moved it pass.
Mr. Smith said His Majesty had
referred to this subject in his speech,
and he would ask the Ministers if
they had any measure to carry out
with regard to this liquor bill.
Minister Gibson ijaid tho Minis-
tors were in entire sympathy with
the expressions in tho Royal Speech,
and would givu their earnest consid
eration. At this moment they wore
iiot prepared to say much.
Mr. Smith said ho felt disappointed
that the Ministers had no measure
to propose in conformity with His
Landlord "We're so crowded,
I'm sorry to say, that you two gen
tlemen will have to sleep in the
same bed with another guest."
Notice of Dissolution.
1IE PARTNERS !II1' heretofore ex.
i3ting between H. S. Trculonn and
W. O. Atwator under tho name and
style of Trcgloan and Atwator, is this
day dissolved by mutual consent. W.
O. Atwator retires from the linn and the
budncs will bo conducted by H. S.
Trogloiin who assume- all tho liabilities
of tho late firm, and collects all its
II. S. TKEGLOAN,
W. O. ATWATElt.
Honolulu, Mav 1th, 1831. 70S 2t
full assortment' of superior
For Sale at
Jfc'. A. Scliacl'cv & Co.
The British Benevolent
Will take place at the MUSIC HALL
on Tuesday evening, May 27th.
Tickets 2.50, to be bad from the
m'emburs ol lhe Ball Committee. 707 -It
ONE or two intelligent HOYS (white
preferred), for ihc urintine busi
ness. Apply Daily Bulletin Oilice. jj
MAN AND WOMAN wanted as
general servants, nt 53 Emma
Street. 705 tf
HAVING BEEN APPOINTED IhN
day Administrator)-, with Will
annexed, of the Estate of Simon K.
Kaai, deceased, by the Supreme Court,
wc hereby notify all creditors of the
said Estate to llle their claims, duly
verilled, with us within six months
from lids date; if not so filed, they will
bo forever barred.
.S. B. DOLE,
S. IT. DAMON,
Administiatofs with the Will annexed
of the Estate of Simon IC. Kaai, late de
ceased. Houolulu, April 25, 1884.
J. 3f. OAT & CO., SA1 Wf AKEKK,
Loft in A. F. Cookes New Fire-Proof
Building, foot of Nuuanu Street.
Honolulu, II. I.
Flags of all descriptions made and
repaired. ly b
F YOUH HORSE IS SICK or LAME,
or any way out of order, call on A
T. BAKER, at Capt. J. C. CluneyM Bta
ble.-, comer of Queen & Punchbowl sts
J3T"Bre:iking horses to saddle or car
riage a specialty. 420 ly
FOR GENTLEMEN ONLY. Apply
to MRS. TURIN ER 82 Kin? Street,
nearly oppoaito the Windsor Restaurant,
COO ly t)
rpnE UNDERSIGNED HAVING
LEASED THE BIGHT
to occupy UK
Hawaiian Hotel Hack Stand,
Will, in fuluic, place u sulllcicnt
number of Carriage1 on said fttand to
meet the lequiromonts ot the
II O O 3P IL. GUES "JD S.
HAWAIIAN HOTEL CARRIAGE CO.
Honolulu, Mnys-J, 1884. 701 lm
TVVIDKND of Pain Plantation
pei'fcharo on May 1st, at
Oabtlk it Cookf. Agonts,
A great ni'iiibcrof my rit-tumris hav
ing made enquiiios after mure or those
Easter Citm Bis
I -vlll furnish a email supply
At Tip. m.,
AND SUNDAY MORNING.
ESTPlcase leave ordeis not later
than 12 noon every Saturday
ja czra was
Steam Cinch Factory and Bakery,
702 Hotel street. lm
t). M. CKOWI.EY.
78 King St.
78 King Si.
(Opposite Whitman & Wright.)
Just Received Superb Coveting and
Parlor Sets, etc., etc.
Cheaper Than Ever
1 t t
JSTOall and see our Goods and your will
buy direct from the Makers, as we are
in Business in Honolulu and defy Con
tradiction on this point,
ESc'pKit'iing-N Kccovcrins; and
ami " CIIAlilLEX B3 '
:Xo1, to bo .Su.r.passed-
Crowley & Co.
C91 (lm 78 King Streot.
Miters & Oilers
30 JTiiitt Xjarg-e
Apply to J. I. UowHett,
or E. A. ISrnkaw,
C88 tf Queen Street. ,
FOR SALE, in oider to letire from
the Photograph Business, my Gallery
The largest and best on the inland In
perfect running order, with first class
instruments, doing a good busincts,
situated in the best business location in
tho City of Honolulu. Rooms laigi- acd
convenient, with one good N. E. Sky
light and side light. About 40P0 paing
registered Negatives, very rare, and not
easy to 1 o got. Celebrated Views of all
parts of the I lands, Hnwiiiians in all
their ancient costume; ali-o tho only
Complete Viows of the Volcano and
Lava Hows. With a lease of three and
half years, lent very low and a good
supply of water. Will sell for five
tliousand dollars part to be paid in cash
and a part with a good security Best
chance over offered ns there is, but one
Gallery besirothison (he wholo Group
of Islands For 1 till particulars
Apply, to J. E. WISEMAN,
(ltncr.ll Buslncbs Agent,
or A. MONI'ANO,
Oilier Foil and King Streets, Honolulu.
jJ&Jk F0U,! FIXE BUILDING
l&wOT JjO'l'S at Punahou, Honolulu,
l&JSsga lying between tho i remises ol
Uv, B. F. Dillingham and JlessiH. Gia.
ham and Foster. Two of those lots have
each ii frontago of 100 feet on Bcrctania.
Street and a depth of r.00 feet, and tw.
have each a frontago of 102. 7 feet on
Bingham Street and a depth of 27.r feet.
Theso four lots adjoin each other nnd
will bo sold either separately or as a
Apply to J. M. MOXSATJRAT,
0S7 tt No. 27 Merchant Btruat.
IJMIA.T DESIRABLE and neatly lo.
X catcd Storo aud Frumifc-i Lincoln
Block King Street. Tnis Firo Pioot
Brick Building iccently finished is one
of tho llue-t in the city of Hqnolulu.
Gas Pipes and Patent Water Closets and
everything pertaining to modern lm.
movements throughout tho building.
Tho upper pait of premises will bo lltted
up to suitTenant either as a Wuio house
or for Household purpofo. A Private
entrance also in tho rem- fo premises.
Apply to J. E. WJSEMAM,
008 lw Gonorol Business Agent.
CROWLEY & CO