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AT A MEETING of Ills Majesty's
Cabinet Council held to-day the follow
lug resolution was passed.
Kcaolved that the Minister of Finance
be and he Is hereby authorized to re
quire tbo payment of Customs duties In
United States Gold Coin according to
law on and after the 1st day or June,
1884' JNO. M. KAFENA,
Ministor of Finance.
May 15th, 1884. 71C tf
THE UNDERSIGNED have formed
a copartnership under the Arm
name of " SPRECKELS & Co." for the
purpose of carrying on a general bank
ing ami exchange business at Honolulu,
anil such other places in the Hawaiian
Kingdom as may be deemed advisable
(Signed) CLAUS SPRECKELS.
' Wm G. IltWIN.
F. F. LOW.
Honolulu, Jan. 14th, 1884.
Referring to the above wobog to In
form the business public that we are
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 in the United States, Europe,
China, Japan and Australia are being
made, and when perfected, due notice
will bo given. We shall also be prepared
to receive deposits on open account,
make collections, and conduct a general
banking and exchanco business.
010 Bmb (signed) SPRECKELS &
BISHOP & Co., BANKERS,
Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands.
Draw Exchange on the
BanU o Calil'ovuia, S. Jp.
And their agents in
NEW YORK, BOSTON, HONG KONG.
Messrs. N. M. Rothschild & Son, London.
The Commercial Bank Co., of Sydney,
The Commercial Bank Co., of Sydney,
The Bank of New Zealand: Auckland,
Christchurch, and Wellington.
The Bank of British Columbia, Vic
toria, B. C. and Portland, Or.
Transact a General Banking Business.
GGO ly b
THE DAILY IZITJMUBTIX
can be had from
J. M. Oat Jr, & Co Merchant st.
T. G. Thrum Merchant st
Slue gaUjU MllUthu
Pledged to neither Scot nor Party.
Bat established for the bonofit of all.
FRIDAY, MAY 23, 1884.
THIS EVENINC'S DOINGS.
Entertainment, Y.M.C.A., 7:30.
' Imp. Order of Red Men, at 7:30.
Morning Star Lodge, K of P. 7 : 30.
Mr. Adams will sell at 10, at the
residence of Capt Babcock, house
hold furniture, &c.
At 12 noon, Lyons & Levey will
sell old building on Merchant st.
Mr. Adams will sell at Goo Kim's
store, from 2 to 5, dry goods, &c.
THE QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY.
To-morrow is the sixty-fifth anni
versary of the birth of ITer Majesty
Victoria, Queen of Great Britain
and Ireland, Empress of India, etc.
On the 20th of June Her Majesty
will reach the forty-seventh anni
versary of her accession to the
throne. Her reign has been one of
uninterrupted progress in the welfare
of her people. The period, has been
' by no means devoid of incident.
The revolutions of 1848, the birth
and death of the Empire of Louis
Napoleon, the terrible war for the
maintenance of theUnion, the Franco
German and the Russo-Turkish
wars, and at the present moment,
the complicated state of affairs in
Egypt have in turn attracted the at
tention of the world.
However, here in Hawaii, we can
in peace wish Her Majesty health
and long life, and no doubt all na
tionalities will join in the wish. In
the absence of any man-of-war, it is
not proposed to hold any formal re
ception at the British Commissioner's
residence. At the ball on the 27th
we hope that the occasion may be
Exchange depends mainly ou ex
ports and imports? With a sound
currency, exchange should always
be in favor of a country which ex
ports more than it imports. Hero
the houses of Hackfeld, Irwin, Bre
wer, Castle & Cooke, Davies, Schae
fer, Grinbaum, flyman and Phillips
practically control all our exports.
They aro all also importers, and
must draw largely on the value of
their exports to pay for their im
ports. The surplus remains to be
sold for the benefit of othci impor
ters, like the houses of Waterhouec,
Hall, May and Dillingham's and for
the large number of persons like our
immigrant laborers remitting money
home, and for the larger sums ex
pended and invested abroad by our
Wo ask what prevents the few who
hold for sale this surplus of exchange
from placing it at 15 per cent. The
net value in California of the eighty-
six cent Sprockets dollar, or 21 per
cent., the net value there of two of
these half dollars?
With a U. S. gold currency ex
change could not go over about 1
THE MINISTER OF FOREICN AFFAIRS
The opinion of the three Justices
of the Supreme Court settles clearly
the point that J. S. "Webb and Dr.
G. W. Parker were incompetent to
hold office prior to their receiving
letters of denization. Therefore,
the moneys paid them by the Min
ister of Foreign Affairs before that
time was an illegal disbursement of
The matter of the money thus ex
pended contrary to law, is, perhaps,
not of greater importance than the
pernicious practice of the present
Ministry of appointing utter strangers
and adventurers to offices of trust.
This has been too frequently done,
to the detriment of worthy residents
who are better qualified to fill such
The opinion of the Court is a
severe rebuke to the Minister of For
Mr. W. O. Smith asked the Minis
ter of Finance to. produce a report,
the Minister said, "he had not re
ceived an' official notice of the
resolution passed," Mr. Smith then
asked the Secretary "whether he had
forwarded the resolution." The
Secretary replied that he had not
presented it personally, "he may
have written it out, and would look
This would seen to imply that the
relationship between the House and
its Secretary are not on a very good
footing, if Representatives arc satis
fied by such an answer as the above,
their Secretary holds in his hands
power to balk or to hinder any
measure, which his own carelessness
or outside pressure may induce him
to endeavor to delay.
The return of Messrs. Iaukea and
Poor has happened opportunely for
the discussion of the Legislature.
The latter will be now able to reckon
the cost of the expedition of these
gentlemen, and to compare the cost
with the usefulness. The Kingdom
of Hawaii was for the first time re
presented at a coronation of an Em
peror of all the Russias. The
Kingdom of Hawaii has also called
on the King of Servia and on Arabi
Bey. "Without saying any word in
disparagement of the gentlemen era
ployed, the question may be fairly
asked by those who have to pay for
it, to whose benefit, or in search of
what object was this extravagant
mission? "VVc do not expect to
receive immigrants from South East
ern Europe, or from Ceylon. We
do not anticipate any national benefit
whatever from the whole course of
this mission. The introduction of
laborers from British possessions in
the East, stands exactly where it
did, before this mission set out. We
are anxious for such labor as British
India can give us. India is willing
to give us laborers but on her own
terms, and those have been pro
nounced to be incompatible with the
independence of this Kingdom. It
has been "pronounced on very good
authority, as a necessary preliminary
for the introduction of Indian labor
that a certain modification be made
in the constitution of this Kingdom.
It may bo that this difficulty has
been got over by the efforts of our
embassy but "vo still doubt the pos
sibility of British Indian laborers
being allowed to pass out of British
jurisdiction without such outside
supervision as has hitherto been pro
nounced to bo inconsistent with the
dignity and independence of Hawaii.
Be this as it may, it will prove a
difficult task for the Foreign Minis-
tcr to show from which vote in the
last Appropriation Bill the expenses
incurred by this mission may be
justifiably drawn, and transfers, or
spending money on one object, which
was voted for another, arc illegal.
The public will await with interest
the report of the Finance Committee
on this subject.
The Honorable Noble with .largo
boots had them both upon his desk
yestordny ; they resembled the arms
of a windmill.
The public will yet learn more
of the hidden meaning of orders or
resolutions, "in Cabinet Council."
They cover a multitude of sins.
8100,000 more of the super
fluous silver was lugged into the
Treasury vaultycstcrday. Oh, shades
of Wyllic, Gregg and Kamchamcha,
what arc wo coming to ?
The Minister of Finance docs
hate to do anything he don't-want to
do. He has not yet presented the
contract and papers relating to the
coinage. Icwould not be surprising
if he would hate to lose his office by
The report of Hon. A. S. Cleg
horn, as Inspector of Immigrants,
resembled the moral law in length,
but not in force. It probably would
have been more instructive had the
Inspector traveled more about the
Islands and attended to the duties
of the office. He has drawn a large
salary for nearly two years for this
His Excellency the Attorney
General opposed the Prohibition Bill
on the ground that, if passed, it
would compel the Government to
trade in liquor, which he thought
would be objectionable. A few days
before he opposed the opium license
bill which have repealed the present
opium law which compels the Gov
ernment to trade in opium. Is con
sistency a jewel or not?
Logical arguments by a Cabinet
officer and an cx-JMinister :
Ex-Minister "My opinion on the
opium question is just this : (brings
fist down on table) and then again
to look at it from a financial point
Cabinet Officer "Yes, but what
we wish to consider is what will be
the greatest good to the greatest
Thursday, May 22. Continued.
The President announced he had
received a report from the Judges of
the Supreme Court giving their opin
ion on a resolution passed, with re
gard to denization. The report was
a very lengthy one, and explains that
letters of denization conferred on
any one, gives them all the rights of
The report was laid on the table.
The House adjourned at 3:45
Friday, May 23.
The House assembled at 1 v. m.
After prayer by the Chaplain, the
minutes of the preceding day were
read and approved.
Mr. Karaakele presented a petition
relating to Jsulcana's. Referred to
Committee on Commerce.
Mr. W. O. Smith asked for an ex
tension of time for the report of the
Committee on Prisons and Police.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs
offered a resolution that as Saturday
the 24th is the anniversary of the
birthday of Queen Victoria, this As
sembly, after adjourning to-day, do
not meet until Monday, the 2Gth.
Mr. Kaunamano offered an amend
ment that when the House adjourn
it be for two weeks. He did not
believe in these short adjournments,
better have a long one and done with
it. The Assembly were acting in a
childish manner in this matter. Tho
amendment was lost by a close vote,
and the resolution finally carried.
Mr. Kalua, a resolution that 85 be
paid one W. L. Ilahao for services
as clerk at the election, district of
Puna, February Gth 1884. Carried.
Mr. Hitchcock read first time a
bill to regulate the sale of intoxi
Mr. Keau moved tho suspension
of tho rules that 'the bill be read by
its title. Carried.
The bill was then referred to
Mr. C. Brown read, first time, an
Act to incorporate tho Hawaiian Na-
tional Bank. The directors men
tioned in this bill arc Messrs. Clans
Sprcckels, W. G. Infin, V. F. Low,
Sam Parker, S. G. Wilder, James
Campbell and T. R. Foster. Capital,
$1,000,000, in 10,000 shares of 8100
Mr. Keau moved that as the bill
was so long it be road in the Hawa
iian language by its title. Carried.
The bill was finally passed to second
Tho Attorney General gavo notico
of a bill to amend Section 552, Civil
Code, relating to certain duties of
Custom House officers ; also to en
dow a chair of national science and
chemistry at Oahu College.
Mr. 'Richardson read first time a
bill to amend Section U, Chapter
71 of the Penal Code, .relating to
Hawaiians leaving the country.
Passed to second reading.
Mr. Rowcll offered a resolution
which he gave noticc.of tho previous
day, to amend Rulcli of the rules
of the House relating to the duties
of the secretary which had seemingly
been neglected in not forwarding
resolutions to the parties concerned
Mr. Smith offered an amendment
that the secretary forward such mat
ter within twenty-four hours. The
resolution as amended was passed.
The Attorney General read first
time a bill relating to the keeping of
books by merchants and tradesmen.
Honolulu Stock Exchange
held its regular
session this morn-
"VVaianac Co 130
Reciprocity Sugar Co
Halawa Sugar Co
Paia Plant. Co 115
C. Brewer & Co
E. O. Hall & Son (Limited). . . 105
Editor Bulletin: A wonderful
change seems to have suddenly
occurred in the minds of certain
members of this communitj- about
gold currency. Even those who
ridiculed the idea of this gold cur
rency some time ago, and urged on
a silver coinage instead accept it now
as a most natural one. The question
can accordingly bo submitted to
those same men, whether in the event
of a national coin being really in
despcnsible, it would not have been
far more practical at the out set to
coin Hawaiian gold instead of Jllawa
iian silver dollars. This suggestion
was made by the writer to Minister
Auction Sales by Lyons & Levey
By order of His Excellency the Minister
of the Interior, we will Sell, at the
Saturday, May 24th,
At 12 o'clock noon, the
BUILDING ON MERCHANT ST.
formerly occupied by T. Graham, as a
Lyons & Levey, Auctioneers.
Furniture for Sale at Auction,
At the Residence of Doctor Thatcher,
210 King Street, on
Thursday, Blay Stttli,
at 10 a.m. (on account of departure) will
be sold tho entire
consisting in part as follows:
One Piano Case Melodcon, One Music
Stool, M. T. Center Table, Hair Cloth
Sofa, Sewing Machine, Baby Carriage,
2 Chandeliers, B. W. Bed Room Set,
Cedar set. imitation bedroom set, Plain
Child's Crib, Bedding, Spring and wire
Mattrasses, Mosquito Nets, Picture and
Picture Frames, Book Case, Book Case
and Writing Desk combined, Cliolco
Books, Curtains, Lambrequins, Cornices,
Now Remington Rifle, B.fW. Extension
Dining Tablo, Crockery, Glass and Tin
Ware, Knives Forks and Spoons, Cook
Stove, Oil Stove, Kitchen Furniture,
Meat Safe, Garden and Barn Tools,
Archery Sot, 20 Fowls, etc., etc.
A good Carriage and Saddle Horse,
kind and gentle lor a Lady to drive or
ride, 1 Two Seated Top Piano Box
Carriage, Harness, Saddle, Bridle, etc.
.A.rJ? 1 NOON.
If not sold previous at private sale,
will be offered tho house and lot, extend
ing from King to Young Streets, being
100 x 800 feet dcop.
House contaius nine Rooms, including
Kitchen, Pantry, and Bath Boom, two
Barns, Carriage House, Sei vault; Boom,
lloube and Out Buildings in thorough
repairs, tho yard contains many omu.
mental and fruit trees, tho latter Inoluil.
ing the Guava, Pear, Mango, Plum and
Banana, a good nolgborhood and within
easy distance of Town. As a residence or
for a good investment, this is ono of tho
most dcsirablo pieco of property in Ho.
nolulu. Terms made known at timo of
720 td Lyons & Levey, Auctioneers,
Bush, just before his being appointed
to tho Finance department, with the
further rcueommendation that beforo
coining tho Hawaiian gold eagles, a
.special understanding should bo
obtained with the United States to
tho effect of these coins being re
ceived at par value by the American
authorities ; and if necessary, inter
exchanged at certain specified times
between the two Governments as is
done between the Governments com
posing the latin monetary union.
Tar. British Benevolent Society
held their annual meeting last even
ing at the British Club, Rev. Alex.
Mackintosh in the chair. The attend
ance was very good. Hon. A. S.
Clcghorn, Treasurer of the society
presented his report for the past
year, which shows that the receipts
have been $1,423 and the expendi
tures $1,504, leaving a balance on
hand after adding last year's balance,
of 81,025.87. The following afflccrs
were elected for the ensuing year :
Major J. S. Wodehouse, president;
Rev. Alex. Mackintosh, vice-president;
Hon. A. S. Clcghorn, treas
urer; Mr. J. A. Kennedy, secretary.
A vote of thanks was tendered Mr.
Tlieo. II.. Davies, for kindly defray
ing a deficiency in last yesr's ball
AUCTION SALE BY E. P. AT)AMS
Furniture Sale !
At the residence of CAPT. W. BAB
COCK, corner of Garden Lane and
Bcrctnnia Street, on
Saturday, May 24th,
At 10 a.m., will bs sold
W. Centre Table
Sofa, Easy Chairs, Engravings and
Pictures, Whatnot, Curtains
Cottage Upright Piano Forte
Books and Magazines. Lounges
Washstands, Chairs, Bedsteads,
Stoye and Kitchen Furniture,
Firewood, Lawn Mower, Sewing
Machine, &c, &c.
E. P. Adams, Auctioneer.
I have received instruction from Mr. Goo
KIM, to offer at Public Auction, on
May 24th, from 2 i.m., to 5 r.M.,
At his Store on Nuiianu Street,
An Assortment of
Such as China Crepe Silks,
Chinese Silks, plaih and colored,
Pina Silks, Silk Crepe Shawls, all
White & Blnck Grass Cloth
Pongee, Silks Pajamas,
Chinese Silk Handkerchiefs,
Lyons Heavy Dress Silk, all colors
Fancy Silk Parasols,
Ladies' Ilcm stitched n'dk'fs,
Persian Rugs and Mats.
FINE DAMASK LINEN
Table Cloths and Napkins
Linen Lawns, Sateen Dress Goods
Ladies' Underwear, Children's
gfThis sale is especially intended for
tho Ladies, as may bo seen by the line of
goods offered above, which will actually
sold without reserve. ,
H2f The sale comirionccs at 2 nnd will
bo close at 5 im.
E. P. Adams, Auctioneer.
BOY (white prefcred) to learn tho
cigar trade in Honolulu, one resid
ing with Iiis parents, age between 11
and,15. Apply to
721 1 w Gen'l Business Agent.
A YOUNG MAN, 27 years old, Portu
guese by birth, having resided on
these islands for tho past 5 years, and
understanda the grocery business tho
roughly, would likoa position in that
capacity or in any other suitnble place.
Good recommenuntions as to sobriety,
honesty and ability. Apply to J. E.
"Wiseman, Gcueral Busines3 Agt. 721 lw
DR. TIIAOHER'S office will bo closed
on or about Juno 0th, in eonsc
quenco of a contemplate! visit, of
sovoral months, to tho Stnl03.
Those desiring 'my services, or wishing
to take advantage of my present low
prices will please call immediately.
The British Benevolent
Will tako place at tho MUSRJ nALL
on Tuesday evening, May 27th.
Tickets SJ2.D0, to bo hud from tho
members of tho Ball Committee. 710 td
TO BR HELD AT
under thk auspices op the
Hawaiian Jockey CI.
President, .Tajiks Camimikt.Ti.
Vice-President, F. S. Fiurr,
Secretary, C. O. Bkuoeh,
Trcasuicr, Cecil Buown.
Executive Committee, II. A. Widkmann,
C. II. Judtl, Dr. J. S. McGkkw.
1st. King's Cup.
HURDLE RACE; 2 mile dash ;
open for all ; weight for age.
2nd. Queen's Purse.
TROTTING RACE; mile heats;
best 2 in 3 to harness; free to njll.
3rd. Kamohameha Plate.
RUNNING RACE; mile -heals;'
best 2 in 8; free for all ; weight for
4th Queen Emma Plate.
HALF MILE DASH ; for 2-year
, olds; Hawaiian bred horses;" catch
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
11th Graziers' Plate.
RUNNING RACE; half mile dash;
free for all 2 year olds; catch
12th. Amateur Cup. .
ONE MILE DASH; owners to drive
free for all pacers and trotters, to
wagon, that have never heaven 2:!55.
13th. Hawaiian Jockey Club Purse.
RUNNING RACE; mile dash; free
for all 3 year olds bred in thcKin
14th Poney Race Cup.
MILE DASH; open to all ponies
bred in the Kingdom, not over 14
hands high; cntch weights.
15th. Kahuku Cup.
afMILE DASH; free for all-year
olds boin in the Kingdom.
16th. Kaiulani Plate-
RUNNING RACE; mile dnsh; open
to all horses bred in tho Kingdom
that have never run at Kapiolani
17th. Express Cup.
TBOTTING RACE ;milo dash; tree
for all express horses.
FOOT RACE, 200 YARDS.
All Races to bo under Jho rules of the
Hawaiian Jockey Club.
Copies of tho Itulcs and Regulations
of tho Club can ho had by ownois of
horses upon application to tho Secre
tary, , Price 25 cents.
Purses will bo published as soon us
J, E. Wiseman is appointed and em
powered by tho Executive Committee,
and under the supervision of tho Secre.
tary, to mako all Park and Racing ar
rngements, subject to their approval.
C. O. BERGER, .