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AT A MERTING of Hh Majesty'
Cabinet Council held to-day tho follow
Ins resolution was piwcd.
Rcaolved that the Minister of Flnnnco
bo mid he Is hereby authorized to ic-
.. 1 -.f t.iislittiln lllltlllU ill
' llUirU 1110 lltiyinOIll III V.u-'iuiiia umnsi in
f United States Gold Coin aoooidlng to
1 law on and after the 11 day of .June,
.JINU. iM. lVAl'l'jiXA,
Minister of Finance.
May 15th, 1884. 715 tf
Will be received nt the Office of the
Minister of the Interior until "VVednes
day, May 21st 1884, at 12 o'clock noon
for building the basement stoiy of the
Now Police Conit and Station lloiibu
Plans and Specifications can be seen
and all necessary information obtained
upon application to tho ,Inlerlor Ofllcc.
A suitable bond, bused upon the
amount of the Contract, will be required,
upon execution of the same, conditioned
for its faithful fulfilment.
All tenders must be endorsed, ''Tender
or Basement of new Police CourtBuild-
The Minister of Interior docs not bind
.himself to accept the lowest or any bid.
CHA.S. T. GUL1CK,
Minister of the Interior.
May l(5th, 1884. 715 Ct
TUIE UNDERSIGNED have formed
X a copartnership under the linn
name of ' SPRECKELS & Co." for the
purpose of carrying on a general bank
ingand exchange business at Honolulu,
and such other places in the Hawaiian
Kingdom as may be deemed advisable-
(Signed) CLAUS SPRECKELS.
" Win. G. IRWIN.
" F. h LOW.
Honolulu, Jan. 14th, 1884.
Refening to the above we beg to In
Arm the business public that we are
prepaied to make loans, discount approv.
ed notes, and purchase exchange at the
best current Kites. Our arrangements
for celling exchange on the principal
points in the United SUtes, Europe,
China, Japan and Australia are beiug
made, and when perfected, due notice
will be given. We shall also be prepared
to leceive deposits on open account,
make collections, and conduct a geneial
banking and exchange business
010 8ml) (signed) SPRECKELS & Co.
BISHOP & Co., BANKERS,
Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands.
Draw Exchange on the
Baiilc" ol Oiililbi-iiiii,
And their agents in
NEW YORK, BOSTON, HONG KONG.
Messrs. N. M. Hothscliild &Son, London.
The Commercial Bank Co., of Sydney,
The Commci vinl Bank Co., f Sjdney,
The Bank of New Zealand: Auckland,
Christehuroh, and Wellington.
The Bank of BrilUh Columbia, JVic-
toria, B. L and Poitland, Or.
Transact a Gcncial Banking Busini's.
CG9 ly b
Pledgod to neither Beet nor Party.
Bat osUbllshod for tho bonefit of all.
FRIDAY, MAY 16, 1S84.
THIS EVENING'S DOINCS.
Imp. Order of Red Men, at 7:30.
Morning Star Lodge, K of r.
CURRENCY AND EXCHANCE.
The subjects of currency and ex
change will inevitably force them
selves upon every one, whether he
seeks to "keep out of politics" or
not ; whether he thinks Hawaii be
longs to the Hawaiians or to the
Minister of Foreign Affairs, or to
any one else. Try as he may, not
"to get mixed up in anything," or
to "keep clear of Sprockets, " 'the
subjects of exchange and currency,
we repeat, are coming home to every
The falling off in the value of our
exports already sends exchange up
to 5:,1 per cent. Sugar is drawn upon
as fastis it has been sent forward,
consequently when the crop is all in,
we will say abput next -August, ex
change may be up to ten per cent.,
What is the relief for such im
pending disasters? Not in bringing
more silver coin into the country by
means of a national loan. The
lenders of such coin will not take
bonds payable in silver, but they
require bond payable in U. .,
gold, not by chartering banks to
issue paper money, for neither silver
coin nor still less the paper will serve
to pay foreign debts or help to lower
They will only help to keep exchange
up, and further to throw it ull into
tho hands of one or two, at whose
sweet will this whole country will,
financially, "live, move and have its
being." The object of the Govern
ment in calling for gold duties on
.June 1st is more likely to frighten
the lncroliivnls, most of whom arc
now advocating a gold law, and lo
induce them to turn about atid advo
cate silver and paper money. It
will soon be scon whether the mer
chants can both act and think
straight and hnimonionsly on this
CUSTOM DUES IN GOLD.
Yesterday afternoon it was an
nounced that at a meeting of His
Majesty's Cabinet Council held to
day the following resolution was
"Jiesolvcrf, That the Minister of
Finance be, and he is hereby autho
rized to require the payment of Cus
toms duties in United States gold
coin according to law on and after
the 1st day of June 1881."
It is generally understood that
"according to law" a certain pro
portion of duties payable, must be
paid in U. S. gold. That even this
law has been practically a dead letter
for years past, excepting in a fit of
spasmodic activity an order similar
to this was put forth when a munda
mus concerning the importation of
silver coin was applied for.
The effect of this order was simply
to cause irritation and disturbance
in the mercantile community and it
was almost immediately rescinded.
The present order is to come into
effect sixteen days hence, but to what
purpose, except to disguise some
other notion, is this delay? The
Mariposa sailed within a few hours
of the issue of this order, she will
probably arrive at San Francisco on
the 23rd. The next sailing day June
1st being Sunday, mails and busi
ness matters wjll probably be delayed
till the day following so that the
Mariposa may be expected here on
the 9th June, or eight days after
this imperious ordinance comes into
force. No merchant has any better
opportunity of providing, or making
arrangement for the change than if
it had been ordered to take effect
The public treasury has dropped,
and somebody has picked up, be
tween two and three hundred thou
sand dollars on the Kalakaua coinage,
and another sum must be dropped
b' the public in purchasing gold to
comply with this order, unless per
hans it fizzles and dies out in a few
hours ns the former one did. View
it from any aspect, a fruitful soure
of litigation is opened.
THE LAWMAKERS. .
The Finance Committee is count
ing the money.
' The Attorney General was ruled
down again yesterday.
Speaker Rhodes is the right
man in the right place.
Interpreter Wilcox is an excep
tionally good officer in his sphere.
Wednesday's resolution made
Joseph Sykes want to take the oath
Hon. J. D. Spreckels and Hon.
F. F. Low, of San Francisco, were
absent from the House yesterday.
It was remarked of one of the
M. P.'s that he gave the impression
that he wanted to apologize for having
The Ministry get badgered more
or less every day ; they appear to
take it as a part of their regular of
The member from Ilannlci gave
notice of a bill to increase the popu
lation. He did not disclose the de
tails of his scheme.
A Ministerial office is one of
care and responsibility at best. But
one who has struggled to attain it
receives little sympathy for the trials
and weariness which arc sure to be
The following question and re
ply was overheard yesterday:
" What kind of a speaker is Wilder?"
"Oh, he speaks well on subjects he's
familiar with, and he never speaks
unless he knows his subject.
Very much of the work of the
session is retarded by the reprehen
sible neglect of the Ministers in not
having their reports prepared in
time. The native members have not
even had the Report of the Minister
of Finance yet.
The Minister of Interior has
spoken. He gave notice of his in
tention to introduce a bill to author
ize him to purchase for the Govern
ment, tho lot known as Honolulu
Hale (on which J. W. Robeitson &
J Co.'a store stands)
Head. At tho auction sale two
weeks ago, the former was bought
by the Minister of tho Interior, and
the latter by the King.
It appeared in the House yes
terday that two resolutions which
had passed tho House, one in regard
to the revenue from Crown lands,
and one referring the Webb and
Parker matter to the Judges of the
Supremo Court, were not.fotwardcd
by the Secretary of the Assembly,
lie may have acted under instruc
tions from Ministers, but was dere
lict in any case. Undue influence
and authority of Ministers will have
to be watched.
A fishy sort of a resolution -was
presented by Kaulukou yesterday,
asking the Minister of Finance what
kind of silver was taken from the
Booth estate, under direction of the
Judges of the Supreme Court, in
payment for Government bonds.
The Minister's answer bore unmis
takable evidence' that he knew all
about the resolution before it came
to the House. Whatever the object
of the resolution it fell fiat, and was
consigned to oblivion.
Very much w'ns said, in the de
bate on the opium question, upon
the fact of the large quantities of
opium now in the country. It was
stated to be cheaper in price than
for many years, notwithstanding the
large increase in the Chinese popula
tion. .This fact demands serious at
tention. Is the Customs Depart
ment negligent, or corrupt, or doesn't
it keep up with the times? There
must be something wrong some
Thursday, May 15. Continued.
The Minister of Interior gave
notice of a bill to purchase Honolulu
Hale and other property on account
of the Hawaiian Government.
Mr. Dole said, a resolution had
been passed that the Crown Com
missioners report within ten days.
The time was up last Monday and no
report is forthcoming.
The Attorney General asked if the
Crown Commissioners had been no
tified. Minister Gibson said, he was a
Crown Commissioner and as yet had
received no notification.
Mr. Kcau said if a copy of the
resolution had not been sent their
Commissioners, the Secrctaiy be
instructed to send one.
Mr. W. O. Smith asked whose
duty it was to attend to such a
The Secretary was instructed to
furnish a copy of the resolution
within 10 days.
Mr. W. O. Smith offered a reso
lution that a select Committee of 5
be appointed to report on the Police,
Prisons and Mounted Police within
Mr. Kaulukou objected to the
resolution being referred to a select
Committee, it should be sent to the
Mr. Aholo supported the honorable
Mr. Kalua moved as an amend
ment that 13 be appointed on the
committee instead of 5. The amend
ment was carried, and tho President
appointed the following: W. O.
Smith, C. Brown, Kaunamano,
Attorney General, Kanoa, J. II.
Martin, Nakaleka, Dole, Nawahi,
Dominis, Kaulukou, Kaae, Bush.
Mr. Kaulia will introduce a bill to
amend Sections 1419 and 1420 of tht
Civil Code relating to the imprison
ment of persons serving under con
tract. Mr. Amara offered a resolution
that the Minister of Interior forbid
Chinese from fishing on tho bays,
harbor and streams district of Wai
alua. Referred to Judiciary Com
mittee. Mr. Richardson, that $5000 bo
appropriated for improvements t6
road and bridges district of Knana
pali, Maui. Laid on table.
Mr. Kaulukou offered a resolution
that as tho Minister of Finance was
forbidden from issuing Government
bonds for silver coin, the Minister
state to tho House, what silver was
paid in exchange for bonds issued to
tho Supreme Court on account of
'the estate of Joseph Booth.
Mr. Smith spoke in favor of the
resolution. lie thought anything
referring to tho coinage question
ought to bo known. The Supremo
Judges would not want lo have a
resolution suppressed that might
possibly rcllcct on them. The re
solution was carried.
Minister Kapena said in explana
tion that bonds had been issued, he
could say no more as it happened
before he took olllco.
Auditor General Walker presented
his report. Referred to Printing
Mr. Cecil Brown read first time a
bill increasing the Judges of the
Supreme Court to five. Referred to
Mr. Kcau read first time a bill to
amend Sections 205, 2GG and 207 of
the Civil Code relating to police.
Read by its title a second time and
referred to Special Committee of 13.
Mr. Cecil Brown gave notice to
introduce a bill to regulate proceed
ings in bankruptcy.
Mr. Kancalii will introduce a bill
to abolish tuition fees where parents
have five or more children ; also a
bill to amend Chapter 57, Penal
Mr. Pilipo introduced a resolution
that the Inspector of Immigration
report his proceedings, actions and
doings for tho past biennial period.
Mr. Clcshorn said he would report
within a week.
Mr. Kcau will introduce a bill to
Gov. Dominis moved the order of
the day. Lost.
Mr. Palohau will introduce a bill
to provide for an increase of popula
tion. Mr. Kauwila read first time an Act
to amend Section 108 of tho Civil
Code relating to Road Supervisors.
Mr. Kaunamano moved the order
of the day. Lost.
Mr. Kaulia will introduce a bill lo
provide a permanent settlement on
Kahuhu, pound-keeper district of
Mr. Kaunamano moved that the
House take a recess for one week,
the Finance Committee had said
there was so much money in the
Treasury, that it would take them
six months to count it. (Smiles from
the Finance Committee.)
Mr. Kaulukou moved as an amend
ment that the House take a recess
for One month.
Mr. G. Brown, that the House
adjourn until 10 o'clock Monday.
The Finance Committee had about
81,000,000 of com to count and
would probably be ready by that time.
Mr. Aholo moved the House
adjourn for one week.
Mr W. O. Smith, that the House
adjourn until 1 o'clock Monday.
Gov. Dominis thought the House
ought to take a recess for one week,
if not we should have the Finance
Committee counting the coin on
Mr. Dole said he thought the
motion to adjourn for one week was
made to allow sonic of the members
to visit their homes on the other
Islands. We ought to economize our
time as well as our money. If wo
make this stipulation tho session of
1884 will go on i coord as one of the
shortest ever known.
Mr. Widcmann jumped up and
made some bustling remarks, mpving
the llouso adjourn until 10 o'clock
Friday. The honorable member
subsequently withdraw his motion.
The House finally adjourned until
1 p.m. on Monday the 19th inst.
AT the annual meeting of the Stock
holders of the llonokaa Sugar
Company, the following olliccrs weio
F. A, Schaefcr President
II. Rcnjos Secretary
I. Hoting Trcasuier
M. Mcluorny Auditor
Honolulu Miiy Kith 18S4. II. Ronics,
To the Volcano and Back.
' Jin ev-lKliiiid S. IV. Co.
THROUGH TICKETS to the Volcano,
and return, can now be had at the olllco
of tho jlntcr.Islund S. N, Co. Tourists
leaving Honolulu per time table of tlie
" PLANTER," will be landed nt Puna
Imi, thenco by Railroad loPaliala, where
Horses and Guides will bo in attendance.
Jly this rout. Tourhts can niako the
round trip in 7 dajh, giving 4 days to
visit tho Volcano.
TICKETS FOR THE ROUND TRIP,
Including Hoises, Guide, Hoard and
For further particulars enqulio at tho
office of the
Iiiter-Isluml S. N, Co.,
or ,T, F, JORDAN, Volcano House.
i! 714 tf
A great number of my cu;lomci8 hav
ing made enquiries after mote or thnic
1 .vlll furnish a small supply
At o p. Ul.,
AND SUNDAY MORNING
ESTPlense leave oidcrs not inter
than 12 noon every Saturday
Steam Cundv Factory and Bakery,
702 Hotel slicct. lm
1). M. OllOWJ.VY.
78 King St.
78 King St.
(Opposite Whitman & Wright.)
Just Received Superb Covering and
Parlor Sets, etc., etc.
Cheaper Than Ever ! ! !
QgT'Call and see our Goods and your will
buy direct from the Makers, as wo are
in Business in Honolulu and defy Con
tradiction on this point.
t4'i:itriinr, BtecoVcriistg; ami
"JIOSTOX" ami " CHAISE J.i: "
2srot, lo le (Surpassed
Crowley & Co.
78 King Street.
FOR SALE, in order to retire from
the Photograph Business, my Gallery
The largest and host on the island In
perfect running order, witli first class
instruments, doing a good business,
situated in the best business location in
the City of Honolulu. Rooms large and
convenient, with one good N. E. Sky.
light and side light. About 4800 paying
registered Negatives, very rare, and not
easy to be got. Celebrated Views of all
parts of the Islands, Hawaiians in all
their ancient costumes; also the only
Complete Views of the Volcano and
Lava Hows. With a lease of three and
half years, lent very Iriw and a cood
supply of water. Will sell for live
thousand dollars part to be paid in cash
and a part with a good sccuiity Best
chance ever ofl'cred as there is but one
Gallery beside this on the whole Group
of Islands For full particulars
Apply, to .7. E. WISEMAN,
Gcncial Business Agent,
or A. MPNTANO,
Corner Fort and King Streets, Honolulu.
FOUR FINE BUILDING
LOTS at Punahou, Honolulu,
lyine: between the nremiscsof
Mr. B. F. Dillingham and Tilcssrs. Gra
ham and Foster. Two of these lots have
each a frontage of 100 feet on Beretania
Street and a depth of .'00 feet, itnd tw
have each a frontage of 102. 7 feet on
Bingham Street and a depth of 275 feet.
These four lots adjoin each other and
will be sold either separately or as a
Apply to J. M. MONSARRAT,
037 tf No. 27 Merchant Stream
17 OR GENTLEMEN ONLY. Apply
: to MRS. TURNER. 82 Kina Street,
nearly opposite the Windsor Restaurant,
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TTAVING BEEN APPOINTED
JUL day Administrators, with Will
annexed, of tho E3tnto of Simon K.
Ivatii, deceased, by tho Supremo Court,
wo hereby notify all creditors of tho
said Ebtalo to lllo their claims, duly
verified, with us within six months
fiom this date; if not so filed, thoy will
bo forever barred.
S. B. DOLE,
S. M. DAMON,
Administrators with tho Will annexed
of tho Eslato of Simon K. Knui, lato de
ceased. Houolulii, April 25, 1884. 097 lm
Cottage to Let and Furniture
COTTAGE ON PALACE WALKnoar
Punchbowl street, contains 5 Rooms
and Bath. Furniture completo through,
out. 3tont of piemlses $15. Furniture
to sell (cost) !go30.
Apply to J. E. WISEMAN,
07 lw General Business Agent.
CROWLEY & CO
-TO 1112 HELD AT-
UNDIilt TUB AUSPICES OF THE
Hawaiian Jocley Cli.
Pic3idcnt, Jami:s Campmstj..
Vicc-Prrsidcnt, F. S. Piurr,
Secretary, C. O. BnnaKit,
Tieasuier, Ckcii. Bkown.
Executive Committee, IT. A. Whikmann,
C. II. Judd, Dr. J. S. McGiinw. -,
1st King's Cup.
HURDLE RACE; 2 miles; four
hurdles; open for all; catch
2nd. Queen's Purse.
TROTTING RACE; mile heats;
best 2 in 3 lo harness; free to nil.
3rd- Kamehauieha Plate.
RUNNING RACE; mile heats;
best 2 in !i; free for all ; weight for
4th. Queen Emma Plate.
HALF MILE DASH; Hawaiian
In cd horses; catcli weights.
5th. Princess' Cup.
TROTTING RACE; mile dash to
harness; free to all 2 year olds bred
in the Kingdom.
6th. Reciprocity Cup.
RUNNING RACE; mile heats; best
2 in 3; free for imported horses
only; weight for age.
7th. Coronation Purse.
TROTTING RACE; mile dash to
harness; free for all :t year olds
bred in the Kingdom.
8th. Leahi Cup.
MULE RACE; mile dash; fiee for
all; catch weights.
9th. Lunamakaainana Plate.
RUNNING RACE; mile dash; free
for all horses bred in the Kingdom;
weight for age.
10th. Kohala Club Cup. .
RUNNING RACE; mile heats; best
2 intl; Hawaiian bred horses; w eight
RUNNING RACE; half mile dash ;
free for all 2 year olds; catch
12th. Amateur Cup.
owners to drive.
13th. Hawaiian Jockey Club Purse.
RUNNING RACE; milodiudi; free
for all 3 yeai olds bred in thcKing
14th Fonoy Eace Cup.
MILE DASH; open to all ponies
bred in tho Kingdom, not over 14
hands high; catch weights.
15th. Kahuku Cup.
MMILE DASH; free for all 3 year
olds born in tho Kingdom.
10th. Kaiulani Plate. '
RUNNING RACE; milo dnsh ; open
to all horses cbred in tho Kingdom
never run at Ivapiolani
17th. Express Cup.
TROTTING RACE; mile dasli j
for allexpreps horsrs.
FOOT RACE, 200 YARDS.
All Races to bo under tho mles of the
Hawaiian Jockey Cluh.
Copies of tho Rules and Regulations
of tho Club can ho had by owners of
horses upon application to tho Secre
tary. Prico 25 cents.
bo inblished ns soon ns
C. O. BERGER,