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AT A MEETING of His Majesty's
Cublnct Council held to-day tho follow,
ing resolution was passed.
lteaolvcd that the ..Minister 01 jnnnnco
be and ho Is hereby authorized to rc
qulro the payment of Customs duties in
United States Gold Coin according to
law on and after the 1st day of .Tunc,
im' JNO. M. KAPBNA,
Minister of Finance.
Treasury Depai Uncut,
May 15th, 1884. 715 tf
THE UNDERSIGNED have formed
a coDartncrshin tinder the ilrm
name of " 8PRECKELS & Co." for the
purpose of carrying on a general bank,
ing and exchange business ntJIIonolulu,
anil such other places in the Hawaiian
Kingdom na may be deemed advisable
(Signed) CLAUS SrRECKELS.
" Wm. G.IRWIN.
" F. F. LOW.
Honolulu, Jan. 14th, 1884.
Referring to the above wibeg 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
poiuts in the United States, Europe,
China, Japan and Australia arc being
made, and when perfected, due notice
will be given. We shall also be prepared
to receive deposits on open account,
make collections, and conduct a general
banking and exchunao business.
010 Omb (signed) SPRECKELS &
BISHOP & Co., BANKERS,
Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands.
Draw Exchange on the
Baiilc ol Oalil'ox-iiin, S. IT.
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.
a General Banking Business.
GOO ly b
THE BAIIiY BUIiUBTIN
can be had from
J. M. Oat, .Jr, & Co Mci chant st.
T. G. Tluum Merchant st.
Pledged to neither Beot nor Party.
Bat established for the benefit of all.
TUESDAY, MAY 27, 1884.
THIS EVENING'S DOINGS.
Ball, Music Hall.
Court Lunalilo No. GGG6, 7:30.
Excelsior Lodge, I.O.O.F., 7:30.
Hawaiian class Y. M. C. A. 7:30.
Bible Class at Lyceum at 7 :30.
Meeting Stock Exchange, -at 11.
THE REPLY OF THE LEGISLATURE TO
THE KING'S SPEECH.
TO HIS MAJESTY KING KALAKAUA :
Sire, The Nobles and Represen
tatives of the Legislative Assem
bly rejoice with you in the continued
prosperity of the Kingdom, and the
existence of fiiendly lelations with
all the Powers of the world, a's an
nounced in the message from the
The favorable prospects for a ic
newal of the reciprocity treaty with
the United States of America for a
definite period gives us much satis
faction. We agree with Your Majesty as
to the importance of the immigra
tion of Portuguese and other people
for the repopulation of the King
dom, and shall-givc the subject our
Your Majesty informs us that a
silver coinage has been provided for
the country ; we feel that we shall
approacli the difficult questions
bearing upon the subject of the cur
rency with a deep interest and an
appreciation of the importance of a
right settlement of these questions
to every individual in the country,
as well as to all commercial and
In the matter of public health we
are glad to learn that the measures
taken by the Boaul of Health to
carry out the law of seiegation in
regard to leprosy has placed the di
sease under better control than ever
before, and that you have theieby
cause to be hopeful for an improved
sanitary condition of the country ;
we promise our best efforts toward
Wo deeply sympathise with Your
Majesty in the desire for such leg-
islation in regard to spirituous li
quors ns shall promote tompcrntc
habits among the people and tho
geneial welfare of the Kingdom,
and we shall endeavor to legislate
In the matters of the settlement
of those Portumtcsc and other im
migrants who have fulfilled their
terms of service, submarine cable
communications, the extension of
the Honolulu water supply, and of
increasing the effectiveness of the
military and police administration
of the country, wc await the pro
duction of the proposed measures,
plans and estimates from Your Ma
"We desire to express our sincere
appreciation of Your Majesty's re
cognition of the importance of
economic administration to our Na
tional credit as well as to internal
development, and of Your satisfac
tion in j,ho fact that the estimates of
Your Ministers for tho present bien
nial period have been placed within
the amount of revenue for the last
two years. "We shall labor to carry
out Youv Majesty's expressed wishes
upon this subject; feeling that not
only national credit but national ex
istence as well, depend upon a faith
ful and intelligent management of
Wc sincerely condole with the
Royal Family for the bereavements
caused by the deaths of II. E. II.
the late Princess Ruth Keelikolani,
and II. R. II. the late Princess Vic
toria Kinoiki Ivekaulikc, the Gover
ness of Hawaii ; and while we deplore
with you the continued prevalence
of a fatal and incurable disease
among a large proportion of the
population, we con.atulpte You
and the country upon the large mea
sure of prosperity that rests upon
Hon. J. L. Kaulukou with the
greatest servility endeavors to be a
faithful henchman of the Ministers.
The Ministers oppose all at
tempts to adjourn for a week or two.
They seem to fear delay with a holy
Richardson is showing
independent man, of
district need not be
Hon. J. Kamakele has not failed
to present a petition from the dis
trict of Makaw;ao every day of the
session thus far.
Hon. Kanealii is a man who
holds strong convictions, and is op
posed to anything which seems to
him to savor of weakness or lack of
It seems next to impossible for
the Attorney General to present any
matter to the House in a proper
manner. His ignorance of the rules
The official Report of the At
torney General is a poor affair. It
is the careless production of a man
who, from lack of experience and
information, is incompetent to treat
of the matters of which he writes.
The administration has some
thing more to deal with than a few
"soreheads" and "office seekers."
It has a strong public opinion to
face, and -an injured community
whom it has sought heretofore to
ireat with contempt.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs
stated yesterday that when he was
Chairman on the Committee on Fi
nance, it did not take tile committee
so long to report. Perhaps this was
so. But no former committee had
such a task and responsibility as the
present one has had.
Hon. Godfrey Brown stated in
the Assombly yesterday that the
reason the Finance Committee was
not ready to report was owing to tho
disgraceful condition of the boohs
of the Interior Department. That
accounts did not agree with each
other nor with those of Jhe Finance
Office, and that none of the clerks
could tell what the matter was.
The House did not take kindly to
the uncalled for animadversions of
the Minister of Foreign Affairs in
his comments upon tho desire .of
some of tho members to adjourn for
two weeks. He spoke of the dispo
sition of members to treat the work
of tho Assembly as "child's play."
Several of the members, noticeably
Hon. L. Aholo, rebuked ftie self-instituted
censor in a manner which
brought confusion upon him.
The Attorney General was so ex
cited in thoAsscmbly yesterday thathc
chewed up nearly a sheet of foolscap.
Ho presented a resolution relating to
tho Commissioners of Crown Lands,
proposing that His Majesty be re
quested to ask the Commissioners to
report to tho Legislature. Tho res
olution wa1 attacked by botlfindc
pendents and palace men, and abnost
unanimously defeated. No one
voted for it but Neumann and
Yesterday's discussion upon tho
right of the Legislature to ask of
the Commissioners of Crown Lands
the amount of revneue derived from
the" Crown Lands during the past
biennial period, called forth some
vigorous remarks. The Honorable
Noble, Paul Iscnbcrg, spoke to the
Attorney General with no uncertain
sound. The Ministers showed up
very sadly in their lame attempt to
balk the Assembly. During the
whole debate the greatest respect
was paid to His tMajcsty, and but
little to his Ministers.
One member spoke warmly upon
the fact that information gained by
the Finance Committee had been
published in the papers before the
report is ready. Hon. '.Godfrey
Brown, Chairman of the Committee,
replied that the committee endeavored
not to anticipate their report, and
did not give any such information"
with intention of its being published.
The committee appear to be very
non-communicative upon the result
of their investigations, but some
items of information seem to have
been obtained in spite of the re
ticence. A resolution was passed some
daj-s ago, enquiring of the Auditor
General whether he had complied
with' the law in abstaining from all
other business. He yesterday stated
to the Assembly that he was engaged
in no business whatever, bringing
him any revenue ; although he acted
for one or more insurance companies
under power of attorney, his duties
consisted merely of signing his name.
Hon. Godfrew Brown said that he
was surprised at the statement made
by the Auditor General, as the Fi
nance Committee had facts in their
possession which would show that
I engaged in other business.
Monday, May 2G. Continued.
Mr. F. Brown, that $5 be refunded
to one Mauui, taxes paid twice over.
Mr. Pi'ipo moved a resolution that
the Minister of Foreign Affairs state
what the expenses were for the
foowing Comnv'ssioneis being sent
to different countries : Minister Ka
pena to Japan ; Hon. G. W. Macfar-
lane to Portugal; Col. Iaukea to
various countries, and Capt. Tripp
to the South Sea Islands.
Mr. Kaunarcano, that the Minister
of the Interior send the Surveyor
Geucrrl to survey the district for
the contemplated railroad from Ila
makua to Hilo.
Mr. Dole said, a resolution was
passed on the 2nd of May, that the
Crown Commissioners report within
ten days. On the 15th of May they
were allowed 10 days further time.
The time is up and I 'want the re
port. Minister Gibson said, he alwajjs
l'kcd to give all the information
possible to the House. There is an
agent for the Crown Commissioners,
and he no doubt would be able to
answer the resolution.
Mr. Dole said he would wait for
the agents report.
Mr. Richardson read first time a
bill to amend Article M Chapter 1G
Civil Code, for trie settlement of
controversies relating to the rights
of way and water. On suspension
of the rules, the bill was read a
second time by its title and then
refeivcd to Judiciary Committee.
M G. Brown said that on the
19th of May, a resolution was
passed asking the Auditor General a
very simple question. I would like
to remind him of it for fear it slipped
his memory. The resolution asked
whether he had conformed with
Section 1G, and not occupied himcelf
in any other profusion dmlng hlsl'T T yT' i -. S
f.,.. ' .m l '"investigation should be made.
Auditor Walker said it was well
known ho had not been in active
business for some yenrs. Ho was
agent of an Insurance Company, but
gave it up on accepting the office of
auditor. I have something to do
with a company, and under certain
forms 1 sign my name. 1 deny
emphatically having engaged in any
oilier duties during my leim of office.
Mr. Godfrey Brown said he was
very much surprised at the Auditors
answer, as the Finance Committee
had distinct proofs that the Auditor
had done other business.
Tho Attornoy General offered a
resolution that His Majesty request
the Crown Commissioners to rcpoi t
the revenues of the lands.
Mr. Widcinaun said he was not
willing for the resolution to go to
Mr. Dole would move the inde
finalo postponement of tho resolution.
His Majesty could not be communi
cated with, except lhrouh the
cabinet. The Crown Commissioners
arc creatines of tho House, and this
Assembly can ask thenf to report. His
Majesty owed certain debts to a
capitalist and these were pain on
condition that one fourth of the
revenues from the crown lands be
paid in to the trcasuiy. It was
ridiculous to call His Majesty to
account for all this, but wc have a
right to call the Commissioners to
account. Tho Judges of tho Sup
reme Court cau be called to account
if wc wish to. There is only the
King we cannot call to account.
Mr. Kaulukou said tho Commis
sioners had no right to report unless
commanded by His Majesty.
Mr. Cecil Brown moved the pre
Mr. W. O. Smith w.13 in favor of
iudofmite postponement. He did
not desire to show any disrespect to
His Majesty. If tho Commissioners
were receiving rents in advance it
was very wrong.
Minister Gibson said the honorable
member deemed to think there was a
reluctance in furnishing information.
One of the Commissioners had kept
the accounts for a long time past
and it was to him they should look.
Mr. Iscnbcrg said ho voted for the
crown lands being given to Spreckcls.
We have a right to inqui'-e into the
The Attorney General said he
knew what he was doing and did not
offer the resolution in childs play.
He believed the honorable members
misunderstand his resolution inten
tionally. They could not get the
information reqri"ed without consent
of His Majesty.
The resolution wm indefinitely
Mr. Kauhane gave notice of a bill
to amend Chapter 22nd laws of 1882
relating to 3rd Judicial Court on
Hawaii. Passed to second reading.
Mr. Aholo moved the order of the
Mr. Keau asked leave of absence
for 1 week. Granted.
Mr. Dole moved the House ad
journ for 1 week.
Minister of Finance", that it ad
journ for 1 weeks.
Mr. Kalua, that it adjourn for 2
Mr. Kaulukou, that the adjourn
ment be for 5 weeks.
Minister Gibson said he thought
tho members were making play of
the seiious business of Hie Legisla
ture. Mr. G. Brown said the books of
tho Interior Department were in such
a disgraceful condition, that it de
layed the Finance Committee very
much. It was not the duty of the
Committee to set the books right.
He would suggest that the Minister
of the Interior employ experts to
get his books into order, as his own
clerks seemed unable to do it.
Mr. Smith informed the Minister
of Foreisn Affairs that when the
Finance Committees report came in,
he would find there had been some
thing else besides play. Wheie is
tho Minister of Interior's rcporjt to
this da'? It was only the other day
the repot t of the Attorney General
Mr. Aholo said there was no
child's play about him he always
conducted himself like a man. This
Assembly had short sessions.such as
he had never seen before, which
ought to give the Committees timo
to prepare reports.
Mr. Mott Smith said the intention'
is to do the work well and properly.
A slioit adjournment would give
time for the reports to bo made up.
Mr. Kaulukou said tho papers had
been continually complaining for the
past two years, and a thorough in-
motion for a five weeks adjournment
would give ample time.
Mr. Kanealii didn't favor any ad
journment. Ho had read certain
reports in tho newspapers and won
dered how they got taero. It was
not right if the Committee were
telliug out these things to the papers.
Mr; G. Brown denied any such
Tho House finally adjourned at
4:30 t. t. until 1 r. m. Tuesday.
Tuesday, May 27.
The House assembled at 1 1 at.
After prayer by the Chaplain, tho
minutes of the preceding day were
read and approved.
Mr. Kamakele as usual, presented
a netition that no Crown Lands be
leased to aliens. Referred to Judi
Mr. Pilipo, that the House exa
mine carefully the contract for the
Kalakaua qoinago ; also examine with
great care, any claims for damages
bv people residing out of this King
dom; $5000 for impioving roads
district of North Kona; that the
road tax for district of Kona be
used specially for improving roads
from Kailua to Kainali. Referred
to Committee on Public lands.
Mr. Palohau, that no lepers be
sent to Kakaako until this session is
over. Referred to Sanitary Com
mittee. Mr. Kaunamano, an appropriation
for carrying water cither by ditch or
pipe through District of Hamakua.
Referred to Committee on Public
Mr. Pilipo, from District of Kona,
that there be a general reduction of
salaries beginning with His Majesty,
the Royal Family, Ministers, Su
preme judges and other important
officers. Laid on table.
Mr. Nahinu, that all Jcahunas be
allowed to practice their profession
Mr. Pilipo, that no crown lands be
disposed of, and no Government
lands be sold to aliens. Laid on
Mr. Pilipo from the Printing Com-
mifioo vnnnvtpfl n bill for lavillPr
horse car railroad in Honolulu had
been printed. Ordered to be dis
tributed. Mr. F. Brown offered a resolution
that the Minister of Interior be re
quested to. furnish his report for the
last biennial period. The honorable
member said it might seem strange,
but th's House had been in session
ncavly 30 days and no report is
forthcoming. It may be a valuable
document and they want to keep it
in the department.
Mr. Walker said the Minister 2
Interior is not obliged to furnish a
Mr. Aholo said it didn't matter
much whether the resolution was
passed or not, as the Minister in
tended to present a report. The
resolution was indefinitely post
poned. Minister Gibson, on suspension of
the rules, -presented a report in
answer to a resolution introduced
by Mr. W. O. Smith, that all memo
randums be furnished relating to
Mr. Dole asked what salary was
paid Mr. Spreckel for his attention
to the matter of coinage, as he could
find no account of any money being
paid him. He didn't suppose Mr.
Spreckcls would w.ork for nothing.
Minister Gibson said Mr. Spreck
cls had told him he- had a bill of
charges to make, he had gone away
and not yet returned. Perhaps his
associates here would be ready very
soon to make a statement relating
to the expenses of the coinage. The
Ministers report was finally received
by. the House.
Auction Sales by Lyons & Levey
Furniture for Sale at Auction,
At" the Residence of Doctor Thatcher,
210 King Street, on
TJinrsday, May 3!)tli,
at 10 a.m. (on account of dopurturo) will
be sold tho entire
consisting in partus follows:
One Piano Case Melodeon, One Music
Stool, M. T. Center Table, Hair Cloth
Sofa, Sowing Machine, Baby Carriugo,
2 Chandcliors, B. W. Bed Room Set,
Cedar set. imitation bedioom set, Plain
Child's Crib, Tedding, Spring and Mire
Mattrnsses, Mosquito Nets, Pictiuo and
Picture Frames, Book Case, Book Case
and Writing Desk combined, Choice
Books, Cm tains, Lambrequins, Cornices,
Now Remington Rifle, B.IW. Extension
Dining Table, Crockery, Glass and Tjn
Ware, Knives Forks and Spoons, Cook
Stovo, Oil Stove, Kitchen Furniture,
Meat Safe, Gaiden and Barn Tools,
Aicheiy Set, TO Fowls, etc., etc.
A good Cai riago and Saddlo Hoisc,
kind and gentle lor a Lady to drive or
ride, 1 Two Seated Top Piano Box
Carriage, Harness, Saddlo, Bridle, etc.
A.rJ? 1 NOON.
I? not cold previous nt private sale,
w' ' bo offered tho house and lot, oxtend.
ing from King to Young Streets, being
100 x COO feet deep.
IIouso contains nine Rooms, including
Kitchen, Pantry, and Bath Room, lvo
Bans, Carriugo House, Seivants Re. j,
IIouso ami Out Buildings in thorough
lopahs, tho y..ni con talus muny oina.
men. 1 nu fruit trees, the latter Includ.
In j 'c Guava, Pear, Mango, Plum and
Bunuiin, a good nelgborhood and within
ca. v distance of Town. As a 1 csidenco or
for a good investment, this is ono of tho
most desirn jlo piece of proporty in Ho.
nolulu. Terms made known at time of
720 td Lyons & Leyey, Auctioneer,
-TO BE UKTiP AT-
UNDKn THE ATJSl'ICKS OP THE
Hawaiian Jockey CI,
President, Jami:s Cami'iski.ta.
Vice-President, F. S. Puatt,
Scciotary, C. O. Binianit,'
Ticnsurcr, Cecil Uuown.
Executive Committee, II. A. Widrmann,
C. II. Judd, Dr. J. S. Mr-Gmsw.
lth King's Cup.
RUNNING RACE; 2 mile
open for all ; weight for age.
2nd. Queen's Purse.
TROTTING RACE; mile heals;
best 2 in 3 to harness; free to all.
3rd. Kamehameha Plate.
best 2 in 3 ;
RACE; mile heats;
free for all; weight for
4th Queen Emma Plate.
HALF MILE DASH ; for
olds; Hawaiian hied horses;
5th. Princess' Cup.
TROTTING RACB; mile dash to
harness; free to all 2 year olds bred
in the Kingdom.
6st. 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; fiee for all '.) 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 hied hoises; 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
frco for all pacers and trotters, to
wagon, that have never heaven 2:55.
1 3th. Hawaiian Jockey Club Purse.
RUNNING RACE; mite dash; free
for all 3 yeai olds bred in thcJKing
14th. Poney Eace Cup.
MILE DASH; open to all ponies
bred in tho Kingdom, not over, 14
hands high; cntcli weights.
15th. Kahuku Cup.
MM1LE DASH; free for nli;4 year
olds hoin in tho Kingdom.
16th. Kaiulani Plate.
RUNNING RACE; mile dash ; open
to nil horses bred in the Kingdom
that havo never run nt Knpiolnni
17th. Express Cup.
TROTTING RACE: mile dash; tree
for nil express hoises.
FOOT RACE, 200 YARDS.
All Races to be under tho rules of the
Hawaiian Jockey Club.
Copies of tho Rules and Regulations
of tho Clubv can bo had by owners of
horses upon application to the Secie
tary, Price 25 cents.
Piuses will bo published as soon as
J, 15. Wiseman is appointed and em
powered by tho Executive Committee,
and under the supervision of tho Secrc.
taiy, to mako nil Park and Racing nr
ragements, subject to their approval.
O. O. BEKGER,