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AT A MEETING of UN Majc-ty's I
Cabinet Council held to-day the follow- I
ing resolution was passed.
Ilcnolvcd that the Minister of Finance
ho and he is hereby authorized to rc-f
quire the payment of Customs duties in
United States Gold Coin according to
law on and after the let- day of June,
.TNO. M. 1CAPBNA,
Minister of Finance.
May 15th, 1854. 715 tf
Will be received at the Oftlce of the
Minister of the Interior until "Wcdncs.
day. May 21st 1884, at 12 o'clock noon
for building the basement story of tho
New Police Court and Station House
Plans and Specifications can be seen
and nil necessary information obtained
upou application to the Interior Ulllce.
A suitable bond, based 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 CourtBuikl,
The Minister of Interior does not bind
himself to accept the lowest or any hid.
CIIAS. T. GULICK,
Minister of the Interior.
May 10th, 1884. 715 ot
'piIB UNDERSIGNED havu formed
JL a copartnership under the firm
name of " SPItECKELS & Co." for the
purpose of carrying on a general bank
ing and exchange business ntIIonolulu,
and such other places in the Hawaiian
Kingdom as mav bo deemed advisable
KSignccl) " CLAUS 5PREOKELS.
" Wm. G.IRWIN.
F. F. LOW.
Honolulu, Jun. 14th, .1881.
Referring to the above wc bog to in.
form the business public that we arc
prepared to make loans, discount approv.
ed notes, and purchase exchange at the
best current rates. Our arrangements
for selling exchange on the principal
points iu the United States, Europe,
China, Japan and Australia are being
made, and when perfected, due notice
will be given. Wc shall also be prepared
to receive deposits on open account,
make collections, and conduct a general
banking and exchauue business.
010 3mb (signed) Sl'REOKELS t Co.
BISHOP & Co., BANKERS,
Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands.
Draw JSxehauge on the
ESaiulc of OsiHJ'oiMiiu. S5. f.
And their agents in
NEW YORK, BOSTON, HONG KONG.
Messrs. N. M. Rothschild &Sou, London.
The Commercial Bunk Co., of Sydney,
The Commercial Hank Co., of Sydney,
The Bank of New Zealand: Auckland,
Cliribtchurch, and Wellington.
The Bank of British Columbia, 'Vic
loria, n. C. and Portland, Or.
Transact a General Banking Business.
;CU9 ly b
THE BAIEiY BIJIAISTIft'
can he had from
J. M. Oat, Jr, 6i Co Merchant st.
T. G. Thrum Merchant st-
Slu $Unk sBttUdia,
Pledgod to neither Beet nor Party.
Bat established for the benefit of all.
TUESDAY, MAY 20, 1884.
' THIS EVENINC'S DOINCS.
Excelsior Lodge, I.O.O.F., 7:80.
Hawaiian class Y. M. C. A. 7:.'50.
Bible Class at Lyceum at 7:!i0.
Meeting Stock Exchange, at 11.
THE DUDELET POETLINC.
This community should individu
ally and collectively consider itself
under lasting obligations to the Bul
letin, for having given the literary
dudelet poctling of the Saturday
Press a sensible subject for edi
torials, viz: the Daily Bulletin.
The Daily Bullktin does not as
sume to be immaculate, nor fault
less. But it is inspired by a fearless
determination to speak plainly on
matters of public concern. The
public has vital interests at stake,
and tho perils which endanger it arc
.real. It is no time for dallying, nor
Things must be called by their
right names, deception and perfidy
exposed, and truth and jtiRtico vin
The Daily Bullktin vill do all in
its power to protect the plain rights
of the people and to demand good
? When necessary, rebuke and ridi
cule will be dirqeted at those who
deserve it; I black will be called
'black, and not an absence of color ;
a lie will bo called a lie without beat
ing around tho bush and designating
it as a prevarication or- a constitu
tional inability to comprehend facts.
No public man, nor any who
schemes for personal advancement,
regardless of the public good, may
hope to escape exposure and casti
gation if it is in tho power of this
paper to administer it.
The Daily Hawaiian says that it
is unable to find many who arc
agreed upon the currency question.
There will bo no difficulty in finding
a general accord on tho following
points, among all who are not per
sonally interested in bringing silver
coin here, and fixing it upon tho
country permanently, for their own
All, oven those who find profit in
silver, must say that gold is worth
and more, its purchasing power is
greater than silver. All, except
those above named, will say that
tb,cy would infinitely prefer to have
and keep a gold currency if the
thing is practicable than a silver
currency; and further, that the
reason why they prefer the gold to
the silver, is not merely because its
value and purchasing power are
greater than silver, dollar for dollar,
but also because a gold currency
will hereby keep exchange down to
fronrl to 1 per. cent, or a little
over the cost of remitting 'the gold.
In our next issue we propose to
discuss why n certain number talks
in favor of silver for personal in
terests, and how these interests, and
not the public, are served by a silver
When will the rest 2f the Min
isterial Eeports ever be presented ?
Are the Nobles all satisfied with
their scats at last? They nave moved
about a good deal.
Hon. S. G. Wilder occupied the
Presidential Chair yesterday in Com
mittee of the Whole.
Who is to be Chairman of the
Education Committee, now that Mr.
Bishop lias gone away?
Tho Finance Committee were in
the Post-office yesterday, and the
Interior Office again this morning.
Henry Gibson, mentioned in the
report of the Judiciary Committee
upon the Lanai election, is a son of
Hon. Godfrey Brown's resolu
tion of yesterday authorizing the
Finance Committee to summon wit
nesses and administer oaths was sig
nificant. It matters little who owns Dia
mond Head, for the only use it can
be put to is to be looked at, and no
one can be prevented from making
that use of it. .
The House and the public of
course expect to learn from the Fi
nance Committee that Mr. Gibson
has obserVed all the excellent princi
ples which he enunciated when chair
man of the committee.
The P. C. Advertiser office
complains of over work, and yet has
time to print and publish the Daily
JSlele which was started yesterday.
The Daily Elele shows plainly the
paternal influence of the old man of
the Foreign Office. It is a despi
Tho proposed Sunday law. which
was defeated -yesterday, aimed at a
complete revolution in the observance
of the sabbath. It permitted all
manner of amusements, and demon
strations the same as upon week
days. Horse races, military drills,
the circus, theatre, any and every
diversion however noisy could have
been indulged in, so long as broaches
of the peace were not committed, or
the. quiet of the night not disturbed.
Monday, May 19 Continued.
Mr. Godfrey Brown offered a reso
lution that the Auditor General state
whether he has complied with the
laws of 1882, in that he has not on
. gaged in any other business. Carried.
Mr. Kaulukou will introduce a bill
for the construction of a tramway
through certain streets of Honolulu ;
also certain amendments to the
present opium laws.
Mr. Nawahi gave notice of a bill
for the construction of railroads.
Tho honorable member also read,
first timi. Jl bill rolnfinrr tn fvnln.
I sives. Passed to second reading.
Mr, F. Brown read, first time, a
bill relating to tho observance of
Sunday. On suspension of tho rules
the biil wns read a second time by
Mr. Knlua moved it be indefinitely
Mr. Kapona, that it be referred to
Ayes and noes were called for in
definite postponement, with the fol
lowing result: ayes, 27; noes, 1G.
Mr. Kcau moved a reconsideration
of tho bill. Carried.
The Altornoy General said it was
not right to choke off tho bill without
any discussion. He had not yet
compared the bill with the present
law. The Assembly's first duty is
to vole intelligently, he could not do
so without he first knew something
about the bill. He hoped it would
be referred to a Committee.
Mr. Isenbcrg spoke in favor of
the bill being referred to a Com
mittee. Barber shops are open on
Sunday which is against the law.
Tho markets ought not to be open
on that day.
Mr. F. Brown as the introducer
of the bill, said the law was broken
every Sunday. In the country dis
tricts the law was stviotly enforced,
and the people not treated fairh. A
steamer came in on Sunday and dis
charged and loaded freight. That
was against the law. He would like
to know what use the law was if it
was not observed. Every Sunday
people go out picnicing, there was
no harm in it but it is against the
law. He hoped the bill would be
referred to a Special Committee.
Mr. Aholo said ho made up his
mind before he came hero to vote in
telligently. If a law is not carried
out the executive officers- are to
blame. It may be the law has be
come a dead letter. Wc have six
days to shave in, why should the
barber shops be open Sunday? Any
one getting shaved Qn ' Saturday
would surely last until Monday. He
moved the bill bo indefinitely post
poned. Mr. Dole said there should bo no
hurried action in the matter. If this
bill doesn't pass the old laws need
some alterations. The present law
is antiquated, impractible and foolish.
There is no uoe having a law in the
statue book that is not kept. The
rich people can break the law as
they like on Sunday, and not be ar
rested, but it is entirely different
with regard to poor people. The law
calls on the marshal, sheriffs and
other officers to see that it is kept
but the' don't do it. According to
the law no meat or provisions except
milk can be got on Sundays. A per
son going to the hotel and sitting
there for a little while, breaks the
law. He wanted a law for the poor
man as well as for the rich man.
Ayes and Noes were called and
the bill again indefinitely postponed.
Ayes, 24 ; Noes, 19. '
Mr. Widcmann handed in a peti
tion relating to the Mounted Police
which he asked to have transferred to
the Committee of 13. Carried.
Mr. Hitchcock read first time a
bill relating to Police Justice, Kauai.
Passed to second reading.
Mr. Kanealii read first time a bill
to release fathers from school tax.
Referred to Committee on Education.
Mr. Richardson gave notice of a
bill to repeal Article 44 Chapter 1G
relating to water rights ; also a bill
to amend Section 14 Chapter 71
Penal Code relating to Hawaiians
rights to leave the country.
Mr. Kaulukou moved the order of
the day. Lost.
Mr. Hitchcock moved a resolution
that $5,000 bo appropriated for the
Hilo boarding school for the next
two years. Referred to Committee
Mr. Nahinu gave notice of a bill
to amend Section 1, relating to di
vorce. Mr. Aholo moved the order of the
First, a bill to amend Section
1442, Civil Code, with the report of
the Judiciary Committee and addi
tional amendment submitted by the
Tho House went into Committee
of tho Whole, Mr. S. G. Wilder in
the chair. After a short discussion
the House rose and reported tho bill
and amendment passed. Ordered to
be read a third time on Wednesday.
Third reading of a bill to amend
Section 780, Civil Code relating to
additional representatives forKohala
Mr. Kaulukou said there was no
need of more representative 'in those
Mr. Godfrey Brown said he was
sorry the honorablo member showed
such melancholy ignorance about tho
districts in his own country.
Tho bill finally passed.
Tho House adjourned at 4 :20 p. m.
Tuesday, May 20.
Tho House assembled at 1 1 m.
After prayer by the Chaplain, the
minutes of the preceding day were
icad and approved.
Mr. Kamakele presented a petition
from the district of Makawao, that
tho President of the Board of Health,
Dr. Fitch and a number of the mem
bers of the Assembly, do visit Ka
lawao, and such persons as thoy see
fit bo discharged, Referred to Sani
Mr. Cecil Brown, a petition from
14 Chinese firms, that the laws relat
ing to passports bo amended. Re
ferred to Judiciary Committee.
Mr. Kcau, from tho district of
Koolauloa that a railroad bo built
round tho Island of Oahu. Referred
to Committee on Public Lands.
Mr. Nakaleka, that the pay of the
regular police on tho Island of Molo-
kai be raised to S30 per month. Re
ferred to Select Committee of 13."
The President said he had received
tho report of the Justice of the
Supreme Court relating to a resolu
tion passed for their opinion with
regard to leprosy, whatever it was
contrary to law, or a crime. Tho
report which is somewhat lengthy
was read bv the Secretary. Tho
Justice say leprosy is not a crime
but a disease
Mr. Cleghorn moved the report be
adopted, translated and printed.
Mr. W". O. Smith said it was in
order for the Minister of Finance to
present his report as promised yes
terday. Minister Kapona said tho printers
had not finished yet but would be by
to-morrow. A great deal has been
said about my report and I intend to
have it correct.
Mr. Kcau read first time a bill to
provide a permanent settlement for
the widow of the late Major D. L.
Kinimaka. The bill call for a sum
of $300 per annum to bo settled
upon her. Passed to second read
ing. Mr. Palohau road, first time, a
bill relating to collection of taxes
from wandering Chinese. Passed to
Mr. Kaulukou offered a resolution
that the House return their thanks
to the Judges of the Supreme Court
for their report on the leprosy ques
tion. Laid on table.
Mr. Palohau gave notice of a bill
to provide a permanent settlement
for J. Kauwni, who is afflicted with
leprosy. Laid on table.
Mr. F. Brown a resolution that
the Attorney General instruct the
Marshal, Sheriff and police officers
to enforce the laws' relatiug to Sun
day. Mr. Dole said it seemed almost
like a joke to call on the police to
carry out certain laws, that is what
they arc appointed for. He intended
to bring in a bill to amend the Sun
day laws. Tho resolution was car
Mr. Kanealii read first lime a bill
relating to extra fees being charged
children attending English schools.
On suspension of the rules the bill
was read a second time by its title
and then referred to Committee on
Mr. F. Brown read first time a.bill
to amend Section 8 Chapter 41
Session Law 1876 relating to cur
rency. On suspension of the rules
the bill was read a second time its
Mr. Widemann said the currency
question was a very important one,
and he moved the bill be referred to
a special committee of seven with
Hon. J. Mott Smith Chairman.
THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.
The following report, made by a
committee appointed for the purpose
of considering the currency question,
was adopted yesterday by the Cham
ber of Commerce.
Honolulu, May 19, 1884.
The President of the Chamber of
Dear Sir: The undersigned com
mittee appointed to consider the
necessity ,of introducing an act to
amend the present legal tender and
currency act of 1870, beg to report
Upon the ninth 'of January, the
Chamber communicated to the Gov
ernment its belief that the present
legal tender act of 1876 could not be
carried out with the proportion of
silver coin in circulation.
The Chamber further stated its
conviction that the enforcement of
this law under then existing: circum
stances would inevitably depreciate
the silver currency, and that the
further introduction of silver coin,
without the proportionate withdrawal
of other silver coins, would neces
sarily increase the difficulty. The
Chamber, therefore, expressed tho
opinion that the only safe courso was
to limit the importation of silver to
the local requirements of the
Kingdom and to withdraw from cir
circulation, at the expense of the
Treasury, all silver coin other than
the new Hawaiian and the United
Your committee have to report
with regret that no point in the re
commendation of January ninth has
been adopted by the Government.
On the contrary, tliey have added
very largely to the excess proportion
of silver then in circulation, and have
now given notice virtually that the
legal tender act of 1876 will bo en
forced. The position is simply this, that
from the 1st of June the Govern
ment will refuse to receive, at their
chief receiving office, tho Hawaiian
coin which has been introduced at
so much cost; and, inasmuch as
j tho Treasurer's action must regulate
me current value or all coins, tho
declaration that Hawaiian silver will
no longer be received at the Custom
House,, effectually depreciates tho
value of said coins.
It is natural that those who have
to pay gold will exact gold, and the
legal tondcr act so long left in
abeyance, will bo enforced by this
act of the Treasury. Your commit
tee obsdrvo that tho Government arc
in hopes of inducing the United
Stales Government to admit the
Hawaiian coinage on equal terms
with that of the United States, but
wo are unable to share in the ex
pectation that the United States
Govcrnmeut will receive Hawaiian
coins at any higher value than is
placed upon them by the Hawaiian
Your Committee arc at a loss to
kuow how tho circulation of silver
coinage at par, and tho demand for
U. S. Gold at the , Custom House
can co-exist, and in this position they
have no alternative but to recom
mend such an alteration of tho
currency or legal tender act of 1876
as will bring tho law into harmony
with the requirements of commerce.
Your committee, therefore, recom
mend that the Chamber approve the
introduction of an act placing tho
circulating on a gold basis and author
izing the shipment of all silver coin
in excess of local requirements, at
the expense of the Treasury. We
recommend that the maximum
amount for which silver shall bo legal
tender be twenty dollars, instead of
fifty dollars., We remain, Sir,
Your obedient servants,
Theo. II. Davies
P. C. Jones, jr.
W. W. Hall, Secretary pro tern.
Honolulu Chamber of Commerce.
A great number of my cujtomcrs hav
ing made enquiries after more of those
I will furnish a small supply
At 5 p. m.,
AND SUNDAY MORNING
ESTPlcase leave orders not later
thau 12 noon every Saturday
Steam Cundy Factory and Bakery,
702 Hotel street. lm
FOUR FINE BUILDING
LOTS at Punahou, Honolulu,
lying between the i remises of
Mr. B. F. Dillingham and Messrs. Gra
ham and Foster. Two of these lots have
cnSh a frontage of 100 feet on Beretania
Street and a depth of JiOO feet, and 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,
G87tf No. 27 Merchant Street.
S HEREBY given that DRAFT No. 23
drawn bv J. H. Sopcr, manager of
Ookala Sugar Plantation Co., on Messrs.
G.W. Mactarlane &.Co., Honolulu, dated
September 12th, 1883., in favor of Chow
Sing, for ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS
($100) and endorsed by the said Chow
Sing, has been lost or stolen. All persons
are hereby cautioned against negotiat
ing the same, as the payment of the said
DRAFT has been stopped.
017 8t CHOW SING.
AS I INTEND leaving this Kingdom,
all persons arc hereby requested,
to present their claims against ine within
30 days of date, if they have any, at the
office of M. S. Grimbaum & Co.
' J. P. MENDONCA.
Honolulu, May 19th, 1884. 717 lm
ON THURSDAY' May 15th, on the
Waikiki Road, a Ladies HAND
BAG. A suitable reward will be given
on returning same to the office of
710 lw G. W. MACFARLANE & Co
To the Volcano and Back.
In tei-lHlaiid S. N. Co.
THROUGH TICKETS to the Volcano,
unu return, can now no nau at the omce
of the Inter-Island S. N. Co. Tourists
leaving Honolulu per time table of tho
" PLANTER," will he lauded. at Puna,
luu, thence by Railroad toPahala, whoro
Horses and Guides will bo in attendance.
By this rout. Tourists can make tho
round trip in 7 days, giving 4 days to
visit tho Volcano.
TICKETS FOR THE ROUND TRIP,
iucluding Horses, Guide, Board and
For lurther particulars enquire at tho
office of tho
Intei'-lNlaiul S. xt Co.,
r J. F. JORDAN, Volcano House.
THE UNDERSIGNED having boon
appointed Assignees in tho Bank,
runt Estate of C. Atai, Honuapo all
claims against said Estate must bo pre.
sented duly authenticated to the under,
signed within six months, or they will
bo forever barred, and all parties owing
said Estate are required to make iraine
diato payment to the undersigned at tho
office of Hyman Brothers.
715 lm s. SELIG,
- A . ...... .
TO HE HELD AT-
UNDER THE AUSPICES OV THE
Hawaiian Jockey CI. '
President, James Campbell.
Vice-President, F. S. Pratt,
Secretary, C O. Beiioeii,.
Treasurer, Cecil Biiowk.
Executive Committee, II. A. "Widemann,
C. H. Judd, Dr. J. S. McGrew.
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 to hartiess; free to all.
3rd Kamehameha Plate.
RUNNING RACE; mile heats;
best 2 iu 8; frue for all ; weight for
4th. Queen Emma Plate.
HALF MILE DASH; Hawaiian
bred horses; catch 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 3 year olds
bred in the Kingdom.
8th Leahi Cup.
MULE RACE; mile dash; free 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 in 3; Hawaiian bred horses; weight
RUNNING RACE; half mile dash;
free for all 2 year olds; catch
12th. Amateur Cup.
TROTTING RACE; mile dash;
owners to drive.
1 3th. Hawaiian Jockey Club Purse.
RUNNING RACE; milodash; free
for all 3 year olds bred in the'Kinc
14th. Poney Race Cup.
MILE DASH; open to all ponie
bred in tho Kingdom, not over 14
hands high; catch weights.
15th. Kahuku Cup.
MMILE DASn; free for all 3 year
olds born In the Kingdom.
16th.-Kaiulani Plato. '
RUNNING RACE ; mile dash ; open
to all horses bred in the Kingdom
that have never run at Kapiolani
17th. Express Cup.
TROTTING RACE : mile dash ; tree
for all express horses.
FOOT RACE, 200 YARDS.
All Races to be under the rules of the
Hawaiian Jockoy Club.
Copies pf tho Rules and Regulations
of tho Club can bo had by owners of
horses upon application to the Secre
tary, Price 25 cents. -
Purses will bo published as soon us
O. O. BERGER, .
711 lm Secretnrv.