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AT A MEETING of IIli MnjMtj's
Cabinet Council held to-day Uic follow.
Inc resolution wni parsed.
Ueaolvcd Hint tho Minister of Fltiaiu-f
be and he Is hereby authorized to re
quiro the payment of Customs duties in
United States Gold Coin according to
law on and after the lt day of .Tunc,
Minister of Finance.
Juno lGlh, 18S1.
THE UNDER&IGNED have formed
a oopartnerohip under the fltm
name of " 8PHECKEL.S & Co." for the
purpose of carrying on a general bank,
ing and exchange busines at Honolulu,
and such other places In the Hawaiian
Kingdom as mnV be deemed advisable
(Slgucd) CLAUS SPRECKE1.8.
Wm G. 1HWIN.
P. F. LOW.
Honolulu, Jan. 14lh, 1S84.
Referring to the above wo beg to in.
form the business public thatjwc arc
Dremirod to make loans, discount approv.
ed notes, and purchase exchange at the
best current rates. Our arrangements
for selling exchange on the piincipal
points in the United St lies, Europe,
China, Japan and Australia are being
made, and when perfected, due notice
will be given. We shall also be prepared
to icceive deposits on open account,
make collections, and conduct a gcneial
banking and exchange business
tUO Hmb (signed) bPRECKELS & Co.
BISHOP & Co., BACKERS,
Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands.
Draw Exchange on the
liaulc ol C'ulUbi-iiiu, h. IP.
And their agents in
NEW YORK, BOSTON, HONG KONG.
Me-sbrs. X. M. Rothschild iteSon, London.
The Commercial IJank Co.. of tyducy,
The Commeieinl Hank Co., of Sjdney,
The Bank of N'c.v Zealand: Auckland,
Chrif.tehutoh, and Wellington.
The Bank ot British Columbi.i, ;Vie-
lovin, B. C. aud l'oitland, Ur.
Ti.m-aei a licneral Banking Buciui'v.B
GOO ly b
Pledged to neither Btct aor Party.
Bat Brtablhhoil for tho benefit of nil .
THURSDAY, MAY 15, 1881.
THIS EVENING'S DOINGS.
Mystic Lodge, No. 2, 7:00.
Monthly Meeting, Y.M.C.A. 7:39
Ladies' Prayer Meeting, Fort St.
Church, at 3 o'clock.
GOL. C. H. JUDD.
We believe that injustice was done
to Col. Judd by this journal yester
day, in giving the impression that lie
absented himself from the Legisla
ture on Tuesday to evade the vote
on the District Judge Act. He went
to Koolau that day in fulfillment of
an appointment he had made the
previous week. lie had intended
starting on Monday morning, but
deferred going so as to meet the
Finance Committee in the Foreign
We do not believe that Col. Judd
would shirk duty, or seek to evade
responsibility of this nature.
THE OPIUM BILL.
The "Opium bill" came up for
discussion yesterday before a com
mittee of the whole bonne. Ilonor
rable J. Mott Smith in the chair.
His Excellency the Attorney General
promptly condemned the bill as un
constitutional in its first clause. His
Ex. the Minister of Foreign Affairs
offcctually stamped out what little
life remained in it after Mr. Neu
The two Nobles Bush and Kaac,
three of the representatives of Hono
lulu and Mr. Kiuinamano of Ilania
kua, alone supported the bill. With
the execution of this half dozen,
Ministers, Nobles and Beprcsenta
tives alike rejected it.
One source of congratulation re
mains to Mr. Lilikaluni the statesman
who introduced the bill it wan the
proudest day of his life.
THE WEBB AND PARKER MATTER.
Tho law of 187-1, as amended by
the Act of 1882, plain enough, that
"Every person of foreign birth who
may bo appointed to any ofllco of
.profit or emolument under the Gov-
eminent of this Kingdom shall,
before entering upon the duties of
the office, lake and subscribe tho
oath of allegiance."
This does not require every person
who may be in tho employ of any
department or pfllcor of tho Govern-
mctit, to take tlio oath ; but merely
requires tho taking of tho onth by
every person holding an appoint
ment, whether temporary or perma
nent is immaterial, to any "office" of
profit or emolument. There is not
such office known to the law, as that
of nurse at the leprosy asylum, or as
that of persons employed to survey
for the Surveyor's Bureau ; but thcio
are such offices as those of Chief
Clerk or Secretary of the Minister of
Foreign Affairs, as Secretary of tho
Board of Health. The holders of
such "offices" arc unquestionably
within the law, whether they arc
acting or ad interim perennial.
The question of storage of water
for tnis growing city of Honolulu
has for a long time attracted atten
tion and drawn forth discussion, but
has yet to bo dealt with by the Legis
lature. Major Bender, reputed as an emi
nent expert has made a flying exami
nation of the water sheds and their
slopes which may be utilized for tho
purpose, and in a memorandum ad
dressed to the Minister of Interior
has sketched out an idea for the con
struction of a reservoir at the licnd
of one or other of the ravines above
the town which may be constructed
at a cost, roughly estimated, of
To this may be objected. First,
that the cost is too heavy for our
revenue, falling off as it most pro
bably will do for some few years to
come. Secondly, it is on too vast a
sralc to become a necessity for
many years hence. Thirdly, , that
other less ambitious schemes may be
adopted, which will provide for the
necessities of the city after it has
largely exceeded its present develop
ment or requirements.
The enlargement of our present
reservoirs, and the construction of
others on the same system with a
careful regulation of their supply
ducts, would be for many reasons
preferable to the embankment sys
tem. As Major Bender justly points
out, to construct a, dam capable of
retaining the terrific force of penned
up water many thousand tons m
weight, requires all the resources of
the best and latest engineering
science, and necessarily an enormous
outlay. A leak in a solidly con
structed dam, it apt to become a
lent, and a rent become a gap, and
a gap a hideous cattistrophc. The
avoidance of such a scries of events
is only to be assured by constant
scientific supervision. A staff of
laborers, under a resident engineer,
himself if not in immediate commu
nication with the constructing engi
neer, then thoroughly conversant
with every detail of construction
would be an absolute necessity, and
at the piice of skilled labor here in
Honolulu, what an' annual nevcr
decrcasing outlsvy ! . A costly and
elaborate system of overflow and
and draws off to get rid of flood
water, or to relieve the pressure
should any spot show weakness.
Add to this the consideration that in
this climate a storage of water many
times too great for consumption
before deterioration, would infallibly
lead to a variety of zymotic diseases
autl other poison bred ailments. This
could only be avoided by constant
waste, and in a drought the water
supply might very possibly become
insufficient or unwholesome.
These arc some of the objections
to the big reservoir system that sug
gest themselves to n layman. The
existing reservoirs are most notably
insufficient for the supply of the
town as it ' is to-day, even supple
mented by the artesian wells already
The votes of the Legislature of
1882 have resulted in little more
than relaying one minor system, and
tho providing piping for another.
The Superintendent of Public
"Works is well acquainted with the
requirements of the city, and the
available water supply ; wc hope that
this gentlemau's suggestions be pre
ferred to those of any other engi
neer, however eminent, who cannot
possibly bo so familiarly acquainted
with tho details of tbemattor.
rpiUJ BJSOULAR Monthly Meeting or
A tho Y, M. C. A., will bo held this
Evening at 7:550 o'clock.
The Directors ate requo3tcel to be
present nt 7 o'clock sharp. 714 It
Wr.iNi:sDAY, May M. Continued.
Mr. Lilikalani ottered a resolution
that the Sergeant at Arms be in
structed to furnish the House with
certain newspapers. Carried.
Mr. Smith moved the order of the
day. Unfinished business came
first, nnd Act to amend Section I'M 2
Civil Code. This bill was referred
to Committee of whole and will be
made special order for Thursday.
Special order of the day was an
Act to regulate the importation nnd
sale of opium in this country. The
House resolved itself into Committee
of the whole. Hon. Mott Smith
Mr. Isenberg moved suspension of
the rules that the bill be read section
by section. Carried.
Tho first section was then read by
The Attorney General said he
thought every member would agree
with him that the first section makes
the whole bill unconstitutional. He
would move that the report of the
Committee be adopted aud the bill
bo indefinitely postponed.
Mr. Lilikalani said he was the in
troducer of the bill, 'and was glad
to have an opportunity to explain it
and considered to day one of the
proudest of his life ; he would move
the bill be referred to a select Com
mittee. Mr. Kaunamano spoke in favor of
the bill, and thought if passed it
would foster the prosperity, and
help the revenue of the country. If
this bill had passed the session of
1882 enough money would have been
made to have built a good road over
the Pali. He would like to know
why there is so much opium in the
country. He thought some of the
Nobles were favourable to the bill,
and he hoped 'that His Majesty's
Ministers would gfve their support.
Mr. Aholo said the Judiciary Com
mittee htfd considered the bill very
Minister Gibson said the honorable
member from Ilamakua seemed to
think His Majesty's Ministers would
favor the bill. He rose to explain
for himself "that he was decidedly
opposed to it.
Mr. Kalua said that he had heard
that the Chinese residents on Maui
were told to collect money and dis
tribute 10,000 among tho members
of the Assembly to help to give the
passage of this bill a ' lift. The
Honorable Member said in answer to
a question that most of the opium
smuggled into the country catne
through the port of Honolulu. Ayes
and noes were then called for the
motion to indefinitely postpone with
the following result:
Ayes. Gibson, Kapena, Neu
mann, Bishop, Cleghorn, Wilder,
Iscuberg, Mott Smith, Kanoa, Mar
tin, "Walker, Macfarlane, Keau,
Brown, Kalua, Aholo, Kaulia, Kane
alii, Richardson, W. O. Smith, Ka
makele, Gardner, Nawuhi, Nahinu,
Hitchcock, Kauwila, Knuhane, G.
Brown, Pilipo, Dole, Rowell, Palo
hau, Kupihea, Nakaleka. Total 34.
Noes. Bush, Kaac, Lilikalani,
Kaulukou, Baker, Kaunamano. To
The House rose at 4 :10 p.m. and
reported the bill indefinitely post
poned. The report was adopted and
the House adjourned at 4: 15 p.m.
Thursday, May 15.
The House assembled at 1 r. si.
After prayer by the Chaplain, the
minutes of the preceding day were
read and approved.
Mr. Kamakclo presetcd a petition
from tho district of Makawao, for
$5000 for improving roads through
the district of Kulu, Waikapu, Maui.
Referred to Committee on Internal
Mr. Kauwila from the district of
Puna, that the Konohiki sea fisheries
bo thrown open to the public.
Mr. Cecil Brown, that $2000 be
appropriated for improving Govern
ment roads, wharfs and boat land
ings district of Koolauloa. Referred
to Committee on Internal Improve
ments. Mr. Hitchcock, for a wire rope
landing at Ookala. Referred to
Committee on Public lands.
Mr. Keau, $3500 for extending
Queen street to Waikiki. Referred
to Committee on Public lands.
Mr. Dole, that persons afflicted
with leprosy be cared for by their
friends, and hopitnls bo built in tho
districts of Ivoloa and Lihtte, Kottai.
Referred to Sanitary Committee.
Mr. Pilipo, that 85000 bo appro
priatcd for creeling an English School
and residence for teacher district of
North Koua. Referred to Commit
tee on Education.
Mr. Knuhane from district of Kau
that two district Judges be appoin
ted. Referred to Judiciary Com
mittee. Mr. Smith asked for further lime
in regard to his Act for the suppres
sion of disease among animals.
Mr. Aholo also wished further
time in regard to his bill against in
toxicating liquors. Granted.
Mr. Dole reported from the Judi
ciary Committee that the petition
relating to the election of Represen
tatives Kupihea and Nakaleka be in
definitely postponed. The Com
mittee had taken a great deal of
evidence and thought there was not
sufficient irregularity to alter the
election of said members.
Mr. Keau gave notice of an Act to
provide a permanent settlement for
the widow of the kite Major Kitii-makn.
H. M. S. CONSTANCE
Did not sail from Coquimbo for this
station until about the middle of
February. She comes via Pitcairn
and Sandwich Islands, and if she
should he detained by II. M. S. Com
missioner at the islands will not
relieve the Iloroino before June.
Admiral Lyons in the flagship will
leave the Southern station about the
15th April, for Esquimau via Sand
wich Islands. After arrival here
Rear Admiral Lyons, whose promo
tion is at hand, will be relieved by
bis successor probably Rear Admi
ral Baird. As the yellow fever is
raging along the Southern coast it
is believed that II. M. ships will be
compelled, from consideration for
the safety of those on board, to
always summer at Esquimau which
will then become the principal place
of rendezvous for all the ships.
Vrilish Colonic V. I.
"You certainly play very well,"
said the music teacher, encourag
ingly, "but you have not had good
instruction. If you will promise to
practice four hours daily I will make
an artiste of you in two j'ears and
only charge you nry regular rates.
By the way, where do you live?"
"Right next door; just got board
there-" "Oh! ah! yes I forgot to
say that your fingering is bad, and it
is now too late to correct .it. Take
nry advice aud give up music alto
gether." Philadelphia News.
To the Volcano and Back.
' In Lev-Island !S. H. Co.
THROUGH TICKETS to the Volcano,
and leturn, can now be had at the olllce
of ihu li.tei.Islmd S. -N O . Touiists
leaving Honolulu per t ni" table of the
" 1 LAN lElt," i 111 be lm d -d at Pnna
luu, il.enco by Railroad tc Pil a'i. where
Hemes and Guides will be in attendnnee.
Jiy tlii. rout. TourbU can make the
round trip in 7 dis, giving j davs to
viit the Volcino. '
TIiJKE I'S FOR THE ROUND TRIP,
including lloibo', G.ihle, Hoard and
L dging, CD.
For luitlier particulars enquhu at the
olllce of the
Intcv-lNJand &. IX 1 L'o.,
or J. F. JORDAN, Volcano House.
Furniture for Sale.
jtftA SMALL DOUI LE COTTAGE
$!)$$ fo.iialn., 7 1'oniih in all. in.
BSSSsaieludlii" CjoU Hume, at tlfo
toot cf Rcietnnin Street. L"n?o given,
!jlG per month. TiMintu can rent one
Hide for $10. Sell Furnituio for IM)
cash tiuituhlo for Mic'iuulc' Faiuilv.
Apply to .1. E. WIS 53 MAN,
714 lw General Husine.s-s Aent.
A GRAY STLION8 jcaiBold, sound
and kind. Drives to litmus, and
is u good Saddle Horse. Price 81M).
Also a Bl ick lloisc, !) years old, a good
Family Can luge II irse $125
Fu n I tu re, Pimo and Household
effects for sale. And Cottage m lent on
tho Plains. ,
Apply to J. E AVISEMAN,
714 lw . Gomrd B in .-ts Agent.
A Fine Profitable Business
ALIGHT PLEASANT Profitable
Business, iMtablhhal Jive years,
for sale. Centril, Location, steady in
ccme and caiy tonus. Owner Leaving
the Kingdom on account of ill health.
Apply to J, B. AVISEMAN,
714 lw General Business Agent.
Cottage to Let and Furniture
pOTTAGE ON PALACE AA'ALTC near
V7 Punchbowl Mrctt, contains 5 Rooms
and Bath, Furniture complete through,
out, Rent of pnmlsos $15. Furniture
to sell (cost) $iJ50,
Apply to J. E. AVJSIMAN,
707 lw General Business Agent.
A great munl.crof my customers hav
ing made enquiiles after mote of those
I ,U11 fUinKh a small supply
At 5 p. in.,
AND SUNDAY MORNING
E3T Flense leave oidcri not later
tha 12 noon every Satuiday
Steam On eh Factorv nnd Unite ry,
70J l"fot el street.
1). M. CROWLEY.
CROWLEY & CO,
78 King St.
78 King St.
(Opposite Whitman & Wright.)
Jut t Reccivi d S q erb Ci ve hi aud
Tjiirri ning for
Parlor Sets, etc., etc.
Cheaper Than Ever ! ! !
ESTOall nnd Fee our Goods and vour will
buy diiect from the Makers, as we are
in Business in Honolulu and defy Con
tradiction on this point.
ISeitairiHgy, Itcrovei'iiis; and
ISOSTOX " ami " CUALLEXUK "
Not to lc SEUirpassecl
Crowley & Co.
7 King Street.
FOR SALE, in oitler to retire from
the Phoiogiapli Business, my Gallcrr
The largfft and be-.t ou the island In
crfect limiting order, with first cla-,-i
istrumcnts, doinjr a good busines-,
siluand in the hc-t business location in
the City of Hi nolulu. Rooms la g' and
convenient, villi one good N. Ii. Sky
light and Mile light. ,AI out 40l'0 paing
logiblercd Negatives, cr rare, and not
ensy ;o I c got. Cdobinteri Views of nl1
parrs of the I lauds, Hawtiiiuns in all
their nncieiv costume'; alo the oily
Complete Views ot the Vohano and
Lava Hows. AVith u leii'-e of three and
half years lent veiy lmv and a go nl
supply ff waicr. Will sell for the
thousand dollar.- pan to be aid in cash
and a pari wlih a good secuiity Hesi
chance ever ofi'civd as then- is but one
Galleiy besi e this on the whole Gioup
ol Inlands For lull pirlieuhin
Apply. t .1. E AVI.-EMAN,
Geneiat B oLieis A gen',
or A. MONIANO,
Corner Fort and King streets, Honolulu.
FOUR 1-ING BFILDING
LO'l'Sat I'uuahou. Honolulu.
I vine between the iviiiiM' of
Mr. B. F. Dillingham and Me?sis. G:a
ham and Fo-ter. Two ot Uic-e lots have
each a fioatagc of 1C0 fed on Herctaiiia
Stieetand a depth of :,Qt) feet, anil twi
have each a frontage of 10J. 7 tcet on
Bingham Street nnd a depth of 275 feet.
These four lolb adjoin inch ether and
will be bold either separately or as a
Apply to J. M. MCA'SARHAT,
0-7 tt No. 27 Murdmnt t-trnat.
TT.OR GKNTLKMEV ONLY. Apply
JC t MRS. 'J'U KI-..ER 82 K in S i eel,
near'y opposite the Windr-or Rojtuur'.ir.t,
(i! 0 ly li
HAVING lUFN APPOINTED tin
day Aim ni-niiitor , with AVill
a moxed, cf Die E n tc of S in on K.
Kmi, deceased, by the Supremo Com t,
wc hereby notify nil creditors of the
said Estate to file their claims, duly
veiiflcd, with us within six months
fiom this date; if not so tiled, they will
be foiever haued.
S. B. DOIE,
S. M. DAMi N,
Administiators with ilin Will annexed
of the Estate of Simon K. Kaai, late de
censed. Honolulu, Apill 25, 1E81. 097 lm
Driving Ma e for Sale.
IN CON3KQIENOF3 of M-. AV. P.
Toler leaving thin King'1, m, 1 have
been authorized to sell his beautiful
GRAY MARE "LU( Y," Those who
(iesirua good loadstcr or a fine Family
Iloreo bhould i.pply without delay to
J. E ISEMAN,
703 2w Genoral Business Agent.
TO 1JE HKM AT-
UNDim TnK AUSPICES OF T1IK
Hawaiian Jockey CI.
President, James C.-mpuell.
Vice-President, F. S. Pratt,
Sccietnry, C O. Behgek,
Tie.ismcr, Cecil Buow.v.
Executive Committee, II. A.,AVidhmakn,
C. H. Judd, Dr. J S. McGrlw.
1st. King's Cup.
IIURDIE RACK; 2 milPS; lour
weights! ,Hn fm" :l'1; Cil,ch
2nd. Queen's Purse.
TROTTING KCE; mile heats;
best2 in y to harness; Jrce to all.
best 2 in 3; live lor all; weight for
4th.-Queen Emma Plate.
HATP MILE DASH; Hawaiian
bied horses, catch wtigtits.
5th Princets' Cup.
TROTTING RArE: mile dash to
hariiesR; f,Ce to all 2 yc .voids bred
in lhe Kingdom.
6th. Reciprocity Cup.
RUNNING RACE; m
tt i Q. r... 4- '.".,.' n'OL
O finite linn
ju v nee lor in
only; weight fir age.
iii'u liir iinnmiff lu.nn
7 th Qjronati n Purse.
' TBOTTI.NG RACE; mile dash to
mines; liee i..r all 3 year olds
bred in the King lorn.
MUIE RA(E. mile da.-h; free for
all; catch weights.
91h Lunamakaainara Plate..
RUNNING RACE, mile dnsli; fne
fi r all I o c bie.i in the K.uedom
weight iOr age. '
RUNNING It CE; mile heat-; best
-iiiojiluwti an bredi.orecs;oicht
llthA Graziers' Plato.
RUNN 1NJ RACK; half mile da-h :
li'-o 1 1 r i.ll -1 j ear olds; caich
12th Arna'oar Cap.
own era to dr v
13:h.-Hav a'i? n 1001,07 Cli b Turso.
RUNNING RCE; mile .In h, f,ee
for ah a yeai ulds bred ih tlal-iine
dom. " fa
Uth. rotry Ea eCtp.
DASH; onen to nil
.inn 11 in, A.11 gi'.m. not
h.nd. high; cit h wed -.lit-.
...1 .1. tfi
"0- ILE DAPH ; free for all 3 year
olds born in tho Kingdom.
RUNNIKG R ' OS ; mile dm-J. ; orci
to all hone Ind in the King loin'
that have? never mn at Kipiolani
17th. Express Cup.
Tl O I'lING RACE; mile dash; t,ce
lor nil vxpivns hoisi-s.
FOOT RACE, 200 YARDS.
Al Rare- to be under tho rules of tho
Hawaiian Jockey Club.
Copies of tho Rulc3 and Reg' lutio-is
of the Club con bo had by owncis of
horses upon npi llcntton to the Pecre
tnry. Price 21 rentf.
Purses will be pnlilished as soon as
C. O. BERGEIt,
711 lm Eecietary.