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AT A MEETING of His Majesty's
Cabinet Council held to-dny the follow,
ing resolution wns passed.
Iteaolved that the Minister of Finance
be and he te hereby authorized to rc"
quird the payment of Customs duties In
United States Gold Coin according to
law on and nftcr the 1st day of June,
JNO. M. KAPENA,
Ministor of Finance.
May 15th, 1884. 715 tf
THE UNDERSIGNED have foimcd
a copartnership under the Arm
name of " SPRECKELS & Co." for the
purpose qicarrying on a general bank
ing and efphangc business at Honolulu,
and such other places in the Hawaiian
Kingdom as may be deemed advisable
(Signed)" CLAUS SPRECKELS.
" Wm G. IRWIN.
" F. F. LOW.
Honolulu, Jan. 14th, 1884.
Referring to the above we bog to in
form the business public that we arc
prepared to make loans, discount nppiov.
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 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 gcneial
banking and cxchancc business.
010 3mb (signed) SPRECKELS & Co.
BISHOP & Co., BANKERS,
Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands.
Draw Exchange on the
Bank ol" Cnlil'oimia, S. JP.
And their agents in ,
NEW YORK, BOSTON, HONG KONG.
Messrs. N. M. Rothschild &Sou, London.
The Commercial Bank Co., of Sydnej',
Tho Commercial Bank Co., of Sjdncy,
The Bank of New Zealand: Auckland,
Christchmch, and Wellington.
The Bank Jof British Columbia, Vic-
toria, B. C. and Portland, Or.
. Transact a General Banking Business.
GOO ly b
THE AIIjY BUIiliBTIN
can be had from
J. Mj Oat, Jr, & Co Mci chant st.
T. G. Thrum .Mci chant st-
Pledged to neither Sect nor Party.
Bat established for tho benefit of all.'.
THURSDAY, MAY 29," 1884.
THIS EVENINC'S DOINGS.
Mystic Lodge, No. 2, 7 :30.
Legislature, 10. 5
Ladies' Prayer Meeting, Fort St
Church, at 3 o'clock.
THE CABINET'S KNUCKLES RAPPED.
Hon. J. Mott Smith introduced a
resolution in tlie House yesterday
suspending the order of the Cabinet
that duties be paid in gold after
June 1st, until the Assembly should
have taken action on the cuirency
question. The resolution was passed
almost unanimously. This is a just
rebuke to the Cabinet, which has
shown an utter disiegard for the
public welfare, and an ignorance of
the first principles of the question.
The theory on which the Cabinet
bases its currency orders and actions
seems to be the "now you see it
and now you don't." Twice within
a few months has the Cabinet at
tempted to bluff the public for dar
ing to ask for a sound currency.
The first time it was immediately
after the Supreme Court had decided
that the corrupt bargain to sell gold
bonds for depreciated silver was
illegal. Smarting under this check,
the Ministry determined to make the
public smart, and issued an order
that duties should thereafter be paid
in gold ; but it raised so much op
position that in a few days, without
explanation, the order was with
drawn. In defiance of the Supreme
Court and against common sense,
the Cabinet has filled the country
with depreciated silver to the exclu
sion of gold. This silver can not be
exchanged for gold except at a heavy
loss to tho Treasury, and consequent
condemnation of the Ministry which
has caused the loss ; with the inten
tion therefore of forcing the public
to accept the silver, the order that
gold payments of duties after Juno
1st would be required, was sprung,
at a date too late to obtain gold for
that purpose ; but instead of frighten
ing the public into begging to be
allowed to pay duties in silver, the
order has acted as a boomerang, and
stirred up a well nigh universal
demand for a gold basis, and that
tho expense of turning the Spreckols
dollars into gold be bornu by the
Government which has placed the
community in its present predica
ment. To make tho position of the Min
istry grotesque as well as inconsistent,
tho. Ministry themselves voted in
favor of Dr. Smith's resolution.
FRIVOLOUS PETITIONS AND RESO
Perhaps it is an understood thing
that Representatives are bound to
present to the Legislature any and
every petition that their constituents
may impose upon them. And yet it
seems inevitable that certain peti
tions must needs gravitate towards
certain members. It must be Mr.
Nahinu who petitions for a loan of
88,000,000, that His Majesty nego
tiate all loans, and that sundry
treaties and other trifles be forthwith
accomplished. It could only be
from one set of Representatives that
a resolution could be offered that
field laborers should not be 6mployed
in rainy weather that thej' should
leave off work at noon on Saturdays,
etc. That innumerable exemptions
from taxation be granted to innu
merable individuals. "Who but Mr.
Palohau could petition tjmt ulhc im-
inession that leprosy is contagious
be done away with" fancy doing
away witli an impression on the
public mind by act of Legislatuic!
Other petitions come pouring in,
so that a perfectly sane Representa
tive may be utterly puzzled by the
insanitj of his constituents.
A bill is asked for, that all teachers
in common schools be paid uniformly
one dollar a day. A Legislative
enactment that the sum of five
dollars bo paid to somebody.
We had hoped that we were pass
ing out of the stage of childishness
or of imbecility in 'our Legislature
but it seems that this is not yet the
The Legislature has real business
to do, and it is not yet begun. It is
strong enough to refuse to vote any
fresh appropriations until it has seen
what has become of the last. The
Ministeis neglected their duty in not
having intelligible, reliable reports of
their departments ready for the
House, and now it is found that
Committees have such mazes of
questionable expenditure, and crook
ed actions generally, to unravel, that
everything is as yet at a standstill.
At present the position of the
Legislature is simply a protest, or
expression of distrust with regard to
everything that has been done during
?jthe last biennial period. For the
good of the nation it is fervently to
be hoped that the Committees which
have not yet reported will complete
their work, make their report in
strict accordance with the result of
their investigations, and that the
sense of the House will carry out
their recommendations, though the
68,000,000 man and the five dollar
mah be alike left nowhere.
The Attorney General whined
about the disposition of one of the
members to attack the Ministers.
The House dealt summarily with
the matter of pensions yesterday.
There is no disposition to grant pen
sions. It is amusing to observe the
newspaper reporters who do not un
derstand Hawaiian smile at jokes
made in the native language.
The daily feeding of members
by the Minister of Foreign Affairs
was ventilated in the House yester
day. Mr. Gibson tried to defend
himself, and Lot Kaulukou backed
him up and said it was all right.
Mr. Gibson stated before the
Assembly j'csterday that he was in
debted to the newspapers for abus
ing him. They had helped him on.
He certainly has not been helped on
by the praise and approval of the
papers, for there has been none.
The frequent attacks made upon
the Ministers by independent mem
bers is not mere factiousness nor
carping. The administration has
been such as to give very little op
portunity for commendation, but has
exposed itself to consurc on every
hand. Silence would be construed
The resolution introduced by
the Hon, J. Mott Smith, that the
resolution of the Cabinet Council to
enforce gold payments at the Custom
IIouso be suspended was instantly
seconded by the Minister of Finance.
It was the Minister of Finance who
promulgated the Cabinet Council
order, and his eagerness to support
the motion showed a complete back
Mr. Wiklcr's statements in the
House yesterday, of his experience
in constructing the Kohala Railroad,
and his views in regard to the pro
posed road from Hilo to Laupahoc
hoc and Kukuihaclc, showed that ho
knew what he was talking about.
His enterprise and courage should be
supported by the House. The rond
should bo built, and Mr. Wilder is
the man to build it.
According to Minister of Foreign
Affairs the convivial occassions on
which he formerly entertained
members of the Legislature, whqn
ho was a member, were for political
purposes ; but now that he is a min
ister, they arc only for social pur
poses, and political subjects are
avoided. "Possibly on one or two
occasions a word or two, upon mat
ters pending before the House, may
have dropped, but nothing more
than this." What stuff and non
Those who have manipulated the
Hawaiian coinage have outwitted
themselves, and raised a public
sentiment which cannot be easily
quelled. The Honorable Noble
Widemann stated to the Assembly
that the feeling upon the subject of
the currency was intense. Fools
rush in where .angels fear to tread,
and the tyro statesmen who have
been attempting to manage public
affairs have plunged thej country
into financial difficulties of a most
serious nature. They may try to
laugh members to scorn, but an
aroused community intends to sec
the matter through.
Wednesday, May 28. Continued.
Minister Gibson said there were
man' old friends of his in the House,
and, ho was glad to be able to ex
tend his hospitality to them, it was
a habit of his which he should con
tinue. He thought the words in the
paper were uncalled for. The mem
bers are paid good salaries and there
is no reason for such statements,
but notwithstanding the meanness of
the insinuation, it was better to let
Mr. Dole said "that the shortest
road to a man's heart is through his
stomach." There was no harm in
any member keeping open house. I
gather that Mr. Gibson does keep
open house and I thank him for men
tioning it. Before I thought it was
only hearsay, but now I know it is
true. I don't defend any lemarks
that call the members of this House
beggars, open house needs more ex
planation than has been given, but
no person is so deficient as not to
understand what is meant. It is in
excusable and improper if carried
on. So long as the newspapers re
port faithfully we have no occasion
to complain. The resolution was
finally put to vote and indefinitely
Mr. Mott Smith offered a resolu
tion, that tho Government be re
quested to suspend the payment of
duties in gold coin until after the
bills on the currency question, before
the House, be disposed of. The
honorable member said three or four
bills had been presented to tho House
relating to this important question,
and there was considerable differ
ence of opinion. It would give the
Currency Committee time to consider
it, to public benefit and the good of
Mr. Widemann sincerely supported
the resolution, as ho had intended to
bring before the House a similar one
on his own hook. There is a great
deal of excitement about this subject
in our community. The currency
law has been broken ever since it
was made but it was not the present
Ministry that first broke it.
Minister Kapena seconded the
Mr. W. O. Smith said, as tho
Minister of Finance had seconded
the resolution he wanted to get out
of iti The resolution was carried.
Mr. C. Brown gave notice of a bill
to amend Section 07 Chapter 43
relating to taxes; Section 17, 18
Chapter 55 Penal Code, and Section
7, 8, relating to carrying passengers
between the Islands.
Mr. Kaunaniano read first time
bill to amend Section 1 Chapter (50
Penal Code relating to tho construc
tion of statutes. Passed to second
Mr. Aholo read first time a bill
relating to the carrying of mails be
tween the Hawaiian Islands and San
Francisco. Passed to second read
ing. Mr. Kalua read first time a bill to
provide a permanent settlement on
Kahuku, pound keeper, Koolauloa.
Mr. Aholo, moved .that the Secre
tary furnish a copy of the horse
railroad bill of 1882. Carried.
Minister Kapena asked Mr. Wilder
to furnish tho House with informa
tion respecting the proposed railroad
Mr. Wilder said it would require
37 miles of lino from Ilamakua to
Hilo. The distance in straight line
was only 27 miles, but it would be
impossible to cross a number of
gulches. Seventy miles of rail would
be required from Hilo to Kukuihaelc.
ORDER Or THE DAY.
Second reading of the bill . for
registration and indentification of
Minister Neumann said Mr. Pres
ton was counsel for a number of
Chinese residents, he would ask the
bill be postponed until after Mr.
Preston's arguments had been heard.
A special committee was appointed
to hear the petitions, counsel .as
follows: Attorney General, Cecil
Brown, Dominis. . Kanoa and Pilipo.
Second ieadingof a bill to amend
Chapter 1 Section 7 relating to
Government holidays. Referred 'to
Committee on Commerce.
The House adjourned at 4:30
Thursday, May 29.
The House assembled at 1 1 sr.
After prayer "by the Chaplain, the
minutes of the preceding day were
read and approved.
Mr. Kamakele presented a peti
tion relating to the sale of Govern
ment lands. Referred to Committee
on Internal Improvements.
Mr. Richrdson, a petition relating
to currency. Referred to Cunency
Minister Gulick presented his re
port for the past biennial period in
Mr. Aholo gave notice of a bill to
regulate the payment of parties
serving under labor contract.
Mr. Aholo asked whether the Sec
retary had obtained tramway bill of
1882, according to a resolution
passed the previous day. Secretary
Pierce handed the document to the
Mr. C. Brown read first time the
following bills: to amend Sections
17, 18, Chapter 55 of the Penal Code ;
to amend Sections G, 7, 8, relating
to the carrying of passengers between
the Islands of this Kingdom. Both
bills passed to second reading.
Mr. Nahinu read first time t a bill
to amend Sections 387, 389, 390,
394, 395, 39G, and to repeal Sections
388, 391, 392, relating to the Kono
hiki sea fisheries. Passed to second
The President said he had re
ceived a communication from Rev.
J. A. Cruzan, extending an invita
tion to the members of the House
to participate in the exercises ar
ranged for Memorial Day, and ask
ing them to adjourn over Friday
Mr. W. O. Smith moved tlie Sec
retary acknowledge the receipt of
the letter with thanks. Carried.
Mr. Pilipo reported the bill printed
relating to the Hawaiian National
Mr. Nakaleka, a resolution that
$7000 for improving roads island of
Lnnai. Laid on table.
Mr. Kaulukou, $10,000 for im
proving roads from Koolau to Wai
alae. Referred to Committee on
Mr. Kupihea gave notice of a bill
to amend Section 782 Civil Code re
lating to the time and place of
holding elections. On suspension of
the rules, the hill was read a first
time. And passed to second read
ing. Mr. Amara read, first time, a bill
to amend Section 1,447, Civil Code.
Passed to second reading.
Mr. Aholo moved the order of the
Second reading of a bill to define
the number of hours in a day's
labor, in Contracts of labor. Re
ferrfcd to Committee on Commerce.
Second reading of a bill to amend
Section 8 Chapter 79 Penal Code
relating to births, marriages and
deaths. Referred to Judiciary Committee.
Second reading of a bill to amend
Section 12 Chapter 80 Penal Code
relating to duties of inspectors of
Mr. Rowell moved it be l of erred
to Judiciary Committee.
Mr. C. Brown that it be indefi
nitely postponed. The honorable
member in support of his motion
said the bill opened the gtound to
fraud. Anyone showing a tax
receipt to the Inspector would be
allowed to vole whether his name
was on the list or not. Referred to
Second reading of a bill relating
to tax receipts. Referred to Com
mittee on Commerce.
The IIouso adjourned at 2 :20 t
si. until 10 o'clock Friday morning.
Correspondence is solicited on the ton
ic0 cf the day, or what may become so.
We leserve the right to excise purely
We do not hold ourselves responsible
for the opinions expressed by our eor
THAT BANK CHARTER.
Editor Bulletin: Will you per
mit a few questions upon the above,
subject? Is this one or two million
dollars of paper money to bo redeem
able on demand in United States
gold? If so, it should be a very
desirable money if it does not
prove in the end, like the Indian's
gun, to "cost more than it conies
Is this paper lb be issued upon the
old system of $5 in paper to one of
gold? If so, four-fifths -will be pure
fiction analagous to certificates
against which there is no deposit.
Is the Government to be held
responsible for the redemption of
this money, or only so much as the
bonds may cover?
I understand from your paper,
that should this charter be granted,
it allows those gentlemen the privi
lege of purchasing one or two million
of Government bonds, and the Gov
ernment supplies indirectly the whole
of the money for their purchase. Am
If this be thus : those gentlemen
will be granted a franchise upon
which they will collect yearly on
those bonds, from the producers of
these Islands, $70,000 or $140,000,
as the case may be, without any
outlay of money, save to put the
bank in motion.
That is ; the Legislature will take
this much of the peoples riqhts of
power and money, and pass it to
these few gentlemen and get nothing
in return, and no other individual
can share in the spoils not even the
King, without the- permit of these
gentleman. Should not the charter
be granted, if granted at all, under
a generalLaw. So that Messrs. Bishop
could realize $70,000 or $140,000
yearly by a similar manipulation,
and perhaps there are other indi
viduals in the Kingdom that would
like to realize a large sum yearly out
of nothing we say give every citizen
the same Legal privileges, as special
or privileged legislation is not whole
some in any country. We say
further, let this charter pass to the
next Legislature, so as to give the
people and particularly the law
makers time to discuss and become
'belter acquainted with this matter,
as there is not one individual out of
many that is able to see the effect of
such a charter from the begining.
Please give us more particulars,
Mr. Editor. An Inquirer.
6 FIRST CLASS Dress Makcis, and
3 Second Class. Apply immedi
MRS. A. M. MELLIS',
720 lw 10-1 Fort Street.
A MOST desirable business piope'rty
Water Front, 4gncon Street.
It is n substantial FIRE PROOF
STORE, built of Boston Hard Finished
Bricks, and no better built fctoro in the
town. It was rented previous, and up
to tho time of purch'rse, by II. Hackfeld
ALSO A BRICK
JTir-e l?rool WJiareJioiiHe
On Merchant Street, let for $50 per
month to a Wholesale House,
ALSO THE LARGE
Building mill Lot
On Nuunnu Avenue, now used ns a
Warehouse. It was formeily used as a
Gymnasium (before It fizzled out) and
the upstairs tor a Bllliaid Hall attached
to it. The building has been im
proved within tho last three years.
Delivery to bomado the last of
December of tho present year.
Terms half cash on delivery,. If preferred
John Thomas Watkehouse, Sen.
USTNono but principals treated with.
The undersigned is willing to talco
property in tho United States of America
John Thomas Watkehoube, Sen.
to bis held at
UNDER THE AUSl'ICKS OV THE
Hawaiian Joctaiy CI.
Picsidcnt, James Campbell.
Vice-Picsident, F. S. Pratt,
Seoictnry, C. O. Beroer,
Trcasui or, Cecil Brown.
Executive Committee, II. A. Widemann,
C. II. Jutlil, Dr. J. S. McGrkw.
lth. King's Cup.
RUNNING RACE; 2 mile dash;
open for all; weight for age.
2nd. Queen's Purse.
TROTTING RACE; mile heats;
best 2 in 3 to hai ness; free 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 ; for 2-year
olds; Hawaiian bied horses; catch
5th. Princess Cup.
TROTTING RACE; mile" dash to
harness; fieo to all 2 year olds bred
in the Kingdom.
6st. Reciprocity Cup.
RUNNING RACE; mile heats; best
2 in 3- fiee for imported horses
only; weight for age.
7th. Coronation Purse.
TROTTING RACE; mile dash to
harness; ftee for all 3 year 'olds
bred in the Kingdom.
8th. Leahi Cup.
MULE RACE; mile dash; fice 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 hoises; w eight
1 lth Graziers' Plate.
RUNNING RACE; half mile dash;
free for all 2 year olds; catch
12th. Amateur Cup.
,ONE MILE DASH; owneis to drive
free .for all pacers and trotters, to
wagon, that have never beaten 2:f5.
13th. Hawaiian Jockey Club Purse.
RUNNING RACE; mile dash; free
for all 3 ycai olds bred in the Kine
14th Poney Eace Cup.
MILE DASH; open to all ponies
bred in tho Kingdom, not over 14
hands high; catch weights.
15th Kahuku Cup.
. -JplILE DASH; freo for all 4 year
olds born in tho Kingdom. '
RUNNING RACE ; milo dash ; open
to all horses bred in the Kingdom
that havo never run at Kapiolani
17th. Express Cup.
TROTTING RACE: mile dash ; tree
for all express hoihos.
FOOT RACE, 200 YARDS.
All'Races to bo under tho rules of the
Hawaiian Jockey Club.
Copies of the Rules and Regulations
of tho Club can bo had by owneis of
hoises upon application to the Secie
tary. Price 25 cents.
Purses will 15c published as soon ns
J, E. Wiseman is appointed and em
powered by tho Executive Committee,
and under tho supervision of tho Secrc
tary, to make nil Paik and Racing ar
ragements, subject tcthoir appiovnl.
O. O. BERGEK,
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