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AT A MEETING of Ills Majesty's
Cabinet Council hold to-day the follow
Ing rcsolutlou was passed.
Hcaolved thnl the Minister (if Finance
bo and he is hereby authorized to re
quire tho payment of Customs duties in
United States Gold Coin according to
law on and after the 1st day of June,
1884' JNO.M. KAPENA,
Minister of Finance.
May 16th, 1834. 715 If
TM1E UNDERSIGNED have formed
J a copartnership under the firm
uame of " SPRECKELS & Co." for the
purpose of carrying on a general hank
Ing and exchange business at.llonolulu,
and such other places in the Hawaiian
Kingdom ns may be deemed advisable
(Signed) CLAUS SPRECKELS.
Y III. UT. XX U1.
" F. F. LOW.
Honolulu, Jan. 14th, 1884.
Referring to the above wc,bcg to in
form the business public that we are
prepared to make loans, discount approv.
ed notes, and purchase exchange at the
best current, rales. Our arrangements
for selling exchange on tho principal
points in the United States, Europe,
China, Japan and Australia are being
made, and when perfected, duo notice
will be given. We shall also be prepared
to receive deposits on open account,
make collections, and conduct a general
banking and exchange business.
(510 3mfj (signed) SPRECKELS & Co.
BISHOP & Co., BANKERS,
Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands.
Draw Exchange on the
Banlc of Onlilbx'iiin., S. JP.
And their agents in
NEW YORK, BOSTON, HONG KONG. .
Messrs. N. M. Rothschild & Son, London.
The Commercial Hank Co.. of Sydney,
The Commercial Bank Co., of Sydney,
The Bank of New Zealand : Auckland,
Christchurch, and "Wellington.
The Bank of British Columbia, JVic
toria, B. C. and Portland, Or.
Transact a General Banking Business.
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THE WAXIiY BUYiTiFiTIK
can be had from
J. M. Oat, .Jr, & Co.
T. G. Thrum
ht mh sBwUrHttv
Fledged to neither Sect nor Party.
Bat established for the benefit of nil.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 1884.
THIS EVENINC'S D01NCS.
Oahu Lodge, No. 1 K. of P. 7:30.
Bethel Prayer Meeting, at 7:30,
Fort St. Church, Prayer Meeting
St. Andrew's Cathedral, usual
services, 7 :30.
THE SUNDAY LAW.
In alluding yesterday to the Sun
day Law permitting certain noisy
demonstration on the Sabbath we did
not intend to inply that the proposed
law expressly provided, for such
things, but that under the law such
things could be carried on.
The introducer doubtless did not
meditate this result, but it never
theless was authorized by the bill.
In order to carry the gold law it
must he popularized, as it easily can
be. Let nil debts be required to be
paid in gold if over five dollars. Let
small gofd be largely introduced.
The retailers who take small amounts,
..and pay out large amounts will then
have no fear of being crowded. We
in this country are not interested in
using silver currency for the purpose
of utilizing tho products of Nevada
silver mines. "We have literally no
reason for a silver currency, exept
for the convenience of small change.
We declared yesterday that all
must agree that gold is better than
silver,, because its purchasing power
is greater, dollar for dollar, and
because it would keep exchange
down to between 1 and 2 per cent.,
or a little over the cost of sending
gold to San Francisco. No one
denies, no one can deny these facts.
Who then are they who opposo tho
establishment of a gold currency?
They are those who wish to control
the business of these islands, and
who now exercise such control over
matters here, that even the King
himself is proclaimed in the news
papers throughout the United Stales,
incompletely under that influence.
It was not enough to introduce a
million of silver dollars, which ns
Mr. John T. Wntorhouse'a corre
spondent in San Francisco informs
hitn arc worth there, "8G cents for
dollars, and 79i cents for halves."
The .Supreme Court fondly trusted
that the Government would not act
against their ruling that this silver
could not legally he taken for its
gold bonds; but much of it was
taken and bonds were issued for it,
and the country is to pay the loss,
or bear tho burden.
The next step is to allow the same
power to issue paper money, or, as
Mr. "Wntcrhouse well puts it, "It
needs now but a paper currency
legalized to confiscate our real estate
and take- inarching order." "We
will next show how it is that there is
so much reluctance to oppose openly
and on the real grounds, such amaz
ing encroachment upon the rights
and interests of the community.
Is still working on its waj', and it
promises to leave a mark in the an
nals of this Kingdom, or at all events
in those of this reign. Of course
we have had the usual proposals for
many-million-dollar loans, petitions
for admitting Jcahunan to practice
medicine, for setting free and return
ing to mix among the general public
all lepers, at present .separated for
safety sake, for postage stamps, etc.,
but on the other side some good
wholesome work. The attempt to
restore to the Supreme Bench the
power of approval of appointments
to the district judiciary, of which
they were unrighteously deprived
two years ago, was unfortunately
defeated by the absence of some and
the fieklencss of other members or
Nobles who ought to have known
better. But it is to the reports of
the several committees, hindered as
they have been by the shiftiness and
dilatory action of officials, that we
look for tho thorough exposition of
the last two years government, and
to bills such as those of Mr. C.
Brown for the registration of Chi
nese, of the same gentleman for the
suppression' of infectious diseases
amongst animals, and an increase of
the number of SupremeCourt Justices.
Of the resolution by Mr. W. O.
Smith to investigate the condition of
the police, and his bill relative to
the discretionary powers of the Min
ister of Interior in granting charters
of incorporation. Of Mr. Dole's bill
for regulating the sale of spirituous
liquors and others. Of the ques
tions asked as to diplomatic, and
more especially financial proceedings
of the Ministry, to which we hope
full and explicit answers may be ex
torted, in spite of shufllings and
evasions, to these and similar Bills,
Resolutions and Questions we look
for the good work of this session of
1884. We hope that the investiga
tions of every Committee may be
exhaustive, and its report strictly in
accord with the evidence laid before
it, without fear or favor. That the
Appropriation Bill be judiciously
scanned, and that supplementary
appropriations proposed by indivi
dual members for the supposed bene
fits' of, their own districts be narrowly
watched over. On the whole, the
very composition of this House
cannot fail to make its mark in the
Legislative history of the country,
and we hope that no small differ
ences of opinion may clog the wheels
of such a powerful reforming agency
as the present House contains.
Mr. G. B. Palohau's wit and
good natural sallies are very amus
ing. Tlys sincere Minister of Foreign
Affairs thinks some of tho members
are not sincere.
The currency question is piling
in, all in a heap. It has got too far
beyond the reach of the financiering
Tho Minister of Finance is so
thoroughly asfiamed of his report
that he will not distribute tho Ha
Another attack on tho Sunday
law is threatened. It will be difficult
to convince the native members that
any change is needed. They don't
forget their early teachings, as easily
as some of their fair skinned brothers
One of the members, in object
ing to the resolution asking for
8,4,000 for the . Bpola . Association;
said that this thing was being carried
too far, we might soon be called on
to contribute to the bald-headed
The Attorney General's remarks
yesterday in the debate upon the
libel law were injudicious and not
calculated to promote good morals.
No good can result from familiariz
ing tho public with the idea that
privatcVrongs may be avenged with
the pistol. His remarks did him no
good with the native members.
Tuesday, May 20. Continued.
Mr. Widcmann said tho currency
question is agitating the whole com
munity and is likely to do so for
some time to come. Ho had been
waitingfor it to come up, and thought
it better to tackle it now and not put
off the matter for one single hour.
The bill was finally referred to a
select committee of seven, appointed
by the President as follows : Messrs.
J. Mott Smith, Chairman, S. B.
Dole, S. G. Wilder, Attorney Gen
eral, Minister of Finance, Frank
Brown and J. Richardson.
Minister of Finance gave notice of
a bill to amend' Section f, relating
Mr. Kauwila, a resolution that So
be refunded one Papa, for taxes paid
twice. Referred to Finance Com
mittee. Mr. Baker, that $4000 be appro,
printed for the assistance of certain
Mr. Nawahi moved it be indefi
nitely postponed. If this House
gives it one society it will have to
give to them all. We shall bo having
a bald-headed society coming in for
assistance. The bill was indefinitely
Mr. Cecil Brown gave notice of a
bill to incorporate an institution to
be known as the Hawaiian National
Mr. Amara gave notice of a bill
to amend Section 1447 Civil Code.
Mr. Keau, that 1500 be appro
priated for laying water pipes to
Iwilei. Referred to Committee on
Mr. Palohau moved the order of
the day. Carried.
Second reading of an Act to amend
Section 8, Chapter 32 of the Penal
Code, relating to libel, introduced
by Mr. W. O. Smith.
Mr. Palohau said newspapers pub
lished things which amounted to
libel. The papers had said lie had
been drinking gin, and he hadn't,
that was libel.
Mr. Widcmann said he had never
heard of an imprisonment for libel
since lie had been in the country.
Some men published libels under
assumed names, if they were only
caught, they ought to be scorched.
He moved indefinite postponement.
Mr. Dole said the amendment is
simply to give the discretion into the
hands of the Court. Noble Widc
mann had said he had never heard of
anyone being convicted of libel. If
the amendment is not passed the
honorable member will never hear of
Mr. Widcmann said the law was
unnecessary as there had been no
convictions, and more than that its
of no use.
The Attorney General thought the
law should be amended but not as
proposed. In the States the law was
quite different, there people have
been killed for libel. The papers
here arc decent but it is not so in
other countries.. Ho quo'ted a case
avhich occurred some time ago in
San Francisco where an editor pub
lished libel and was shot right down,
the man who shot him being ac
quitted. It is not necessary for that
to occur here. The bill was finally
referred to the following Select Com
mittee: Messrs fy". O. Smith, Palo
hau, C. Brown, Attorney General
Mr. Pilipo, chairman of Printing
Committee reported the bill, relating
to intoxicating liquor had been
printed. Ordered to be distributed.
Second reading of a bill to amend
Chapter 28 Civil Codo relating to
recording of marriages. Referred to
Second reading of a bill to provide
for the descent of property to next
of kin. Referred to Judiciary Com
mittee, Tho House adjourned at 3 :40 p.m.
" "- nnuimiiiiimlililillilli
Wednesday, May 21.
The Hopsc assemblcdat 1 r. m.
After prayer by tho Chaplain, the
minutes of the preceding day were
read and approved.
Mr. Kamakcle presented a petition
that this House will not make any
opposition to any internal improve
ments. Referred to Committee on
Mh. Hitchcock presented a peti
tion signed by six boarding house
keepers in Honolulu, that as they
arc paying license for the privilege
of prosecuting their business, and
there arc many others, who lender
the plea of being or keeping boarders
or families and pay no license, they
consider it unfair and unjust that
such boarding houses paving no
license, should be allowed to com
pete with them in the business, and
ask the Assembly for relief in the
matter. Referred to Committee on
Mr. Pilipo, from the Printing
Committee reported that the report
of the President pf the Board of
Education had been printed, ordered
to be distributed.
Mr. Kaunamano nave notice of a
bill to prohibit the holders of retail
licenses from selling to minors and
Mr. Kaulukou read first time a
bill relating to the construction of
railroads through certain streets of
The bill was read a second time
by its title and then referred to
Committee on Printing.
Mr. Kaulukou gave notice of a
joint resolution to instruct the Min
ister of Finance to issue duplicate
bonds in place of certain bonds that
have been lost. On suspension of
the rules the resolution was read a
first and then a second time. The
bonds have been lost by Mr. Edwin
Jones of Lahaina, are six in number,
total value, $1,300. The resolution
passed its second reading after being
amended and will come up for third
Mr. Dole, from the Judiciary
Committee, on suspension of the rules,
reported that tiic bill relating to
employers keeping their employes
tax receipts be laid on table. Report
adopted. Also that the bill relating
to parents having more than four
children b"e exempt from taxes, bo
laid on table. Adopted.
Also that the bill to repeal Chapter
57 Penal Code, relating to the act
to mitigate, be laid on table.
Also that the bill for a physician
at the district of Makawao be re
ferred to Sanitaiy Committee.
Also that the bill relating to throw
ing open the Konohiki sea fisheries
be laid on table. Adopted.
The Attorney General gave notice
of a bill to amend Section 1, Chapter
3, Session Laws of 1872, relating to
Mr. Kaunamano read, first time,
on suspension of the rules, a bill re
lating to the sale of liquors to minors
and women. The bill was read a
A TRIBUTE TO CUSTER BY A MAN WK0
A little flaxen-haired knight errant
who, when he ought to have been
singing love-songs on the Rhine, was
teaching a lot of Michigan lumber
men to ride like Centaurs and fight
like devils, and his name- was Gen.
G-. A. Custer, He was a dapper
little tawny-headed thunder-bolt,
who loved his saber as a nun does
the Virgin Mary, and was never
happy unless he was using it. He
went at a fight as if it was a back
woods frolic, and had an infectious
kind of courage like small-pox, and
all of his men caught a dangerous
case of it. I knew him to my sorrow
on the Opequan and at Bunker Hill
and Berryville, Charleston and
Darkesville, and, worst of all, at
Winchester on September 19,. 18(54.
'Some of our cavalrv couldn't or
wouldn't amuse him, and he had to
charge infantry every day or two to
keep his nerves quiet. In my judg
ment he was the cavalry man 'of the
war, and worth more to tho Union
cause than all tho other cavalry
commanders. We learned to know
him and to know his ways in the
Valley of Virginia, even knew the
whistle of tho two infernal little
pieces of light artillery ho had with
his brigade, and we knew that a
braver" man or better soldier never ,
lived. After the war I met him.
His methods in love wore the same
as in war, and men and women in
Kentucky liked him oven before the
bitter feelings were gone, for ho was
as typical a Kentuckian as could bo
found. He loved a horse, a woman
and a mint julep ; was ready for a
light or a frolic, and the fellow that
called him on four aces always found
him with a straight flush or a navy
pistol in his hand, lie lived like a
troubadour and died like a knight of
the round table." Cincinnatli
The farmers arc the founders of
civilization. Daniel Webster.
Of all wild beasts, preserve me
Hum ii uyiiiim,
And, of all lame, a flatterer.
rpiIK ANNUAL MEETING of the
JL British Benevolent Society will be
held at the British Club oil Thursday,
May 22nd, at 7:80 p.m.
By order, JAS. A. KENNEDY,
710 2t Secretary.
The British Benevolent
Will take place at- the MUSIC HALL
on Tuesday evening, May '27th.
Tickets 2.50, to bo had from the
members of the Ball Committee. 719 td
A great number of my oujtomers hav
ing made enquiries after more of those
I iVill furnish a small supply
At fi p. 11).,
AND SUNDAY MORNING
ESpPlease leave orders not later
than 12 noon every Saturday
Steam Candy Factory and Bakery,
702 Hotel street. lm
a FOUR FINE BUILDING
f&W&vr I"OTS at Punahou, Honolulu,
E&gSiSS lying between tho premises of
Mr. B. F. Dillingham and Messrs. Gra
ham and Foster. Two of these lots have
each a frontage of 100 feet on Beretania
Street and a depth of fi00 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 cither separately .or as a
Apply to J. M. MONSARRAT,
C37 tf No. 27 Merchant Street.
TS HEREBY given that DRAFT No. 23
JL drawn by J. II. Boper, manager of
Ookala Sugar Plantation Co., on Messrs.
G.W. Macfarlano &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
arc licreby cautioned against negotiat
ing the same, as the payment of the said
DRAFT has been stopped.
017 8t CHOW SING.
AS 1 INTEND leaving this Kingdom,
all persons are hereby requested,
to present 1 heir claims against me within
SO days of date, if they have any, at the
olllco of M, S. Grimlmum & Co..
J. P. MENDONCA.
Honolulu, May 19th, 1884. 717 lm
N THURSDAY' May 15th, on the
WaikiUi Road, it Ladies HAND
BAG. A suitable reward will be given
on returning saino to tho olllco of
71(1 lw G. W. MACFARLANE & Co
To the Volcano and Back.
f& . --
Aiitci'-lHluiul &:N. Co.
THROUGH TICKETS to the Volcano,
and return, can now bo had at tho ofllco
of, the Intor.Island S. N.Co, Tourists
leaving Honolulu per time table of tho
" PLANTER." will bo landed at Puna,
luu, thence by Railroad to Pahala, where
Horses and Guides will bo in attendance,
By this rout. Tourists can make tho
round trip in 7 days, giving 4 days to
viHit tho Volcano.
TICKETS FOR THE ROUND TRIP,
Including Horses, Guide, Board and
For lurthcr particulars enquire at tho
olllco of tho
Iiitor-lNlaiul S. N, Co.,
or .T. F, JORDAN, Volcano House.
X Jk. Y.
-to nn UKi.n at-
UN nun tiik auspices op the
Hawaiian Jockey CI.
President, .Tajiks Camiwkt.Ti.
Vice-President, F. S. Pkatt,
Secretary, C. O. Bkhqkii,
Treasurer, Ckcii. Biiown.
Executive Committee, II. A. Widemann,
C. H?Judd, Dr. J. S. McGukw.
1st King's Cup. i
RACE; 2 miles; four
open for all; catch
2nd. Queen's Purse.
TROTTING RACE; mile heats;
best 2 in 3 to harness; fre( to all.
3rd. Kamehameha Plate.
RUNNING RACE; mile heals;
best 2 in 3; free for all; weight for
4th. Queen Emma Plate.
HALF MILE DASH; Hawaiian
bred horses; catch weights.
5tli. Princess' Cup.
TROTTING RAOE; 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; fiee for
all ; catch weights.
9tli. Lunamakaainaiia 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
11th Graziers' Plate.
' RUNNING RACE; half mile dash ;
free for all 2 year olds; catch
12th. Amateur Cup.
owners to drive.
1 3th Hawaiian Jockey Club Eurse. '
RUNNING RACE; mile dash; free
for all 3 yeai olds bred in thcJKintr
14th. Poney Race Cup.
MILE DASH; open to all ponies
bred in the Kingdom, not over 14
hands high; catch weights.
15th. Kahuku Cup. .
MILE DASH; free for all 3 year
olds born in the Kingdom.
16th Kaiulani Plate.
RUNNING RACE; mile dash ; open
to all horses bred in tho 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 ho under tho rules of tljo
Hawaiian Jockey Club.
Copio3 of tho Rules and Regulations
of tho Club can bo had by owners of
horses upon application to the Secre
tary, Prleo 25 cent?.
Purses will bo published as soon as
decided upon. ,
C. O. BERGER, ,
711 lm , . Secretarv.
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