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AT A MEETING of His Majesty's
Cublnot Council held to-ilny tin- follow
big resolution was passed.
Reoolved Hint the Minister of finance
bo and he is hereby authorized to re
quire the payment of Customs duties in
United States Gold Coin according to
law on and after the 1st day of .lime,
JNO. M. KAPENA,
Minister of Finance.
May 15th, 1884. . 715 tf
All Parties desirous of securing the
services of Japanese contract laboicrs
under the auspices of the Board of
Immigration arc Invited to inform the
Prcsiucnt of the Board in writing, at as
etrly a date as convenient of the number
and class of laborers they lcqulre.
It is understood that these Immigrants
on arrival will be ready to enter into an
engagement for service for tlncc years
at ten Dollars per month for males
and six Dollars per month for females
food and lodging for Plantation laborers
and Fifteen Dollars per month and found
for domestic servants.
The llrst draft of this Immigiatioii is
expected to arrive in all next September.
(Signed) C1IAS. T. GULICK,
Minister of the Interior mid President
Board of Immigration.
Interior Ofllcc, May 80lh, 1881. 727 13t
THE UNDERSIGNED have formed
a- copartnership undci the linn
name of " STKECKEL.S & Co." for the
purpose of carrying on a general bank
ing and cxcliauge business utjllonolulu,
and such otliei places in the Hawaiian
Kingdom as may be deemed advisable
(Signed) GLAUS SPRECKEI.S.
F. F. LOW. a
Honolulu, Jan. 14th, 1881.
Referring to the above we beg to in
form the business public that we aic
prepared to make loans, discount approv.
cd notes, and purchase exchange at the
best current tales. 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 general
banking and exchanee business.
ClOSmb (signed) SPRECKELS & Uo.
BISHOP & Co., BANKERS,
Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands.
Draw Exchange on the
J3a.iilc of Oalilornia., S. JT.
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,
Christchuich, and Wellington.
The Bank Jof British Columjuia, Vic-
toria, B. C. and Poitland, Or.
Transact a General Banking Business.
COO ly 1)
can be had Irom
J. M. Oat, Jr, & Co Meiehant st.
T. G. Tlnum Meiehant st.
Pledged to noither Scot Jior Party.
Bat established for the benefit of all ,
FRIDAY, MAY 30, 1884.
THIS EVENINC'S DOINCS.
Imp. Order of Red Men, at 7
Morning Star Lodge, K of P. 7 :
Exercises, Music Hall, 7:30 .
Gymnasium Exercises for Ladies
anil Children from 9 to 11.
ATTORNEY GENERAL ON
The Attorney General rose to a
question of privilege this morning,
and complained of this paper having
stated that he "whined." His feel
ings were hurt and his dignity of
fended, but he used such offensive
language in the course of his re
marks that the President of the As
sembly called him to order. The
language he condemned was mild
compared to the blackguard lan
guage he himself used in the course
of his remarks.
THE BANK CHARTER AND A GOLD
There are some who entertain a
wrong impression upon the matter
of the relation of the Bank Charter
to the gold law. They fftiy if we
only have a gold basis the Bank
Charter may be granted with safety.
This is a grand mistake. The law
creating a gold basis may bo re
pealed at any session of the Assem
bly; but vested rights under the
Charter will be a most difficult mat
ter to change.
The only safety in granting .the
Charter is in having its own provi-
sions such that no harm can result.
Lcl it stand on its own bottom ;
don't bolster it up with props which,
whim removed, will leave the fabric
a menace to the safety of the public.
THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT.
The Biennial Report of the At
torney General is a perfect gem in
its way. So full and yet so vacant,
so detailed and yet so confused.
The first paragraph tells us that
the reports of the Chief Justice and
of the Marshal relieve the Attorney
General of much labor, n relief
which the Attorney General very
Under the heading "Police Re
forms we arc tola that various
circumstances "point unerringly to
the necessity of reform," in which
remark we agree with the Attorney
General, further we endorse his re
mark " that not a semblance eveir of
discipline is maintained in the force"
The Attorney General, however,
hits the nail on its head when he
points out the division and sub-division
of authority. "The appoint
ment" says he, "rest; with one
bureau, the removal witli one or two
others, the responsibility nowhere."
With regard to the remarks on the
Mounted Police wc differ from the
conclusions tof the Attorney General,
the step was not a step in the right
direction, but emphatically a step in
the wrong direction, it was simply a
step towards providing the crown
with a new and unnecessary force
which can only be used against its
own citizens. It is not a civil but a
The suggestion as to a "Police
Commission" is worthy of con
sideration. The clauses of the report refer
ring to Chinese wc leave to the Leg
islature in dealing with the bill of
the Hon. C. Brown, agreeing on the
whole with the Attorney General's
remarks, and hoping for the passing
(with modification) of Mr. Brown's
On the subject of opium we can
not see that "the present law has
made the drug cheaper and more
easily attainable," it certainly is not
"boldly imported," though it is
true that "all the vigilance of the
Government cannot prevent it."
Our remedy would be a larger num
ber and a better class of police of
ficers, at present we have but very
few reliable police men.
The statistics are interesting. We
learn that there is an unexpended
balance on account of police in Oahu,
and yet we know that the district
patrolled by police about the capital
is confined within an area with a
radius of half a mile from 'the Post
office. Captain Ilaylcy's report is thor
oughly workmanlike as far as it goes,
but whether "the game is worth the
candle" may be settled by the Legis
lature swc think it is not.
The Marshal suggests that the
"Vagrant Act" be amended or modi
fied, wc suggest that it be carried
oat, as to vagrant Chinese, as we
said above, let them be dealt with by
the Legislature under the proposed
bill of Mr. C. Brown.
1 The Marshal is right in calling
attention to the indiscriminate selling
of firearms, if our Noble and Honor
able Legislature would put some re
striction on this business it would be
After all, the most noticeable point
in this report is remarkable by its
absence. Neither the Attorney Gen
eral, nor the Marshal, nor the Gov
ernor of Oahu seems to be aware
that for many months past there has
been no governor of the jail in
Honolulu! Why is this, is it stu-'
pidity, jobbery or neglect? It cannot
bo ignorance of pressing public neces
sity! We hope to hear the question
aSkcd, and arc curious to hear the
answer, and recommend the point to
Taken altogether, both by its ad
missions, and its omissions the Re
port of Ills Ex. the Attorney General
is the keenest satiro and the cruel
lest condemnation of the internal
executive of this Kingdom yet put
A vehv pleasant farewell party was
given last evening by tho Rev. Alex,
and. Mrs. Mackintosli at their resi
dence Nuuanu Valley, to their neigh
bours Mrs. and Miss Adams who
leave for the States by the Alameda.
Look before you leap.
Read the Bunk Charter.
The now bank may become the
tlnnncial agent of the Government!
It is folly for this community to
place itself in tho power of one or
The history of the depreciated
bauk currency in other countries
should be remembered.
It may take but a few hours to
pass tho bank charter bill, but it will
lake years to escape from its evils.
Tho man who dares not to assert
his manhood and act as a free born
independent citizen is a craven
The old fable of the snake,
which, after being warmed in the
friendly bosom, turned and stung
its benefactor, is often illustrated in
Shall tho public good be sacri
ficed for the sake of adding power
to the huge monopoly which is
threatening tho whole mercantile in
terests of these Islands?
It seems strange that His Ma
jesty's Ministers should favor a
scheme . which will create a power
which will overshadow the throne.
Tins power will yet threaten the very
autonomy of the Government.
-Wc arc indeed entering upon
evil days if the time has come when
all are to be paralyzed by this subtle
influence, and men arc to be so ter
rified that they dare not act as their
judgment and intelligence dictates.
What public need is there for
this new departure? The business
of the country does not require this
new bank with its paper money ;
the Government has no occasion for
it; no one but its projectors desire
It behooves every true Hawaiian
who has the interests of this nation
at heart to scan the proposed bank
charter most closely. Its provisions
admit of a monopoly and exercise of
power which will fetter the Govern
ment and the business interests of
It will take but a little while for
the bank and the Government, and the
Government and the bank to become
so mixed that it will be difficult to
tell which is which. But after a little
longer there will be no question
about it, the bank will rule and the
Government will not be able to help
Not only the Hawaiian born
who knew no other home but these
Islands and have everything at stake,
but all who live here and have
sought by honest means to acquire
property are justified in condemning
the audacious attempt of this foreign
monopoly to obtain a power which
will make all other business interests
subordinate to it.
The "associates" of Mr. Robert
Austin, alluded to in the bill which
has been presented to the Legisla
ture to authorize the laying of a rail
road to Waikiki, are reported to be
G. W. Macfarlane, A. Hoffnung and
others. There seems to be no occa
sion for concealment. The enter
prise if properly inaugurated and
carried out will prove a public
Fiiiday, May 30.
The House assembled at 10 a. m.
After prayer by the Chaplain, the
minutes of tho preceding day were
read and approved.
Mr. Kamakelo presented a petition
from the district of Makawao, with
141 signatures, that the dog tax be
reduced to 85 cents. Laid on table.
Mr. Kaulukou said that petitions
could not be presented only on Mon
day's after the House had been in
session 30 days.
Tho President said 'the time was
not yet up, when it was, an order
would be issued.
Minister Neumann asked for priv
ilege to call tho attention of the
House, which he did not often do,
to a certain blackguard newspaper
which had said something against
him. It was not his attention to
pick a quarrel, it was beneath his
notice. He had been credibly in
formed that a member of tho House
is the publishei and editor of this
paper. If this is true it is entirely
unbecoming to supplement his ar
guments in the House through his
paper. The rules of the House allow
a member to defend himself on the
floor. Ho hoped it was not true, if
it was he should stigmatize tho mem
ber as a blackguard, liar, etc.
President Rhodes called the At
torney General to order, and said if
tho member lie referred to was pre
sent, the Attorney General had used
the most unparliamentary language
ever heard in tho Assembly.
The Attorney General apologized
for what lie had said, and hoped it
did not touch, any one in the House.
Mr. Pilipo, on suspension of the
rules, reported the Act to regulate
the currency as printed.
The order of the day "was pro
Second reading of a bill to amend
Section 1G8, Civil Code, relating to
the appointment of road supervisors.
Mr. Isenbcrg didn't approve of
general road supervisors, there should
be one for every district. The Min
ister of the Interior ought to appoint
these supervisors, and get tho best
man in the district, never mind what
Mr. Amara said the Supei visor
visited Waialua about once a month,
lie road round on ITis horse, and if
he saw a hole would tell the Local
Road Supervisor about it. He
thought the Interior Department was
to blame, and suggested that the
Minister of Hint department go round
the Islands for tho purpose of seeing
The bill was finally referred to a
Special Committee as follows:
Messrs. Richardson, Minister of In
terior, Hitchcock, C. Brown Kau
wila, Isenbcrg and Kaunamano.
Second reading of a bill relating
to the filling of certain vacancies in
offices. Referred to Judiciaiy Com
mittee. Second reading of a bill for the
purchase of property known as
"Honolulu Hale and Lcahi," on ac
count of the Hawaiian Government.
Passed to engrossment and will be
read a third time Saturday morning.
The House adjourned at 11
, until 10 o'clock Saturday.
The following are some of the
new Directory oddities : '
" Carter, II. A. P., director with
C. Brewer & Co., res. Washington,
D. C, and Hawaiian Minister to the
United States (limited):"
It does not appear with certainty
whether it is the United States or
Mr. Carter that is limited.
"Rice, W. II., stock-raiser and
rancher, res. Lihue, has about 2,
500 head cattle also 15 mules
sired by ' Kentncky Jacks,' connec
ting with steamer Iwalani at Na
wiliwili." The Inter-Island Steam Naviga
tion Co. should make claim to a
share in those mnles.
" Honolulu Ice Works. A bene-
volent institution located some dis
tance up Nuuanu Vallej'."
This is so. The Ice Company is
so benevolent that it is willing to
, give ice to all comers free gratis for
'nothing at 24 cts. per pound.
" Prince Albert K. Kunuiakea's
fishery at Diamond Head." The
statement is then made that the
Prince has, in the past three sea
sons, caught 53,-187,752 mullet.
"And this large catch with one
whale-boat, eighteen canoes, and
two wagons." The Princely Albert
must be an athletic and ubiquitous
youth to sail two wagons, eighteen
canoes, and one whale-boat, still we
could swallow that, but when, in
addition, fifty-three odd million of
fish are thrown in, all counted, it
smells fishy very iisliy.
" Judd Colonel The Hon. 'Charles
Hastings Lord Chamberlain lolani
palace." That is name enough to
satisfy an "Injun" prince; or, as
Mr. Adee styles the Colonel, "The
Hospitable Hercules of the Ha
"We desire to call attention to the
notice "By Authority" concerning
Tho terms proposed are distinctly
advantageous, and if this promise be
fulfilled and wc receive a large in
flux of Japanese families it will go
far to solve the labor ijuestion, both
as to field and domestic require
ments. When these Japanese have arrived
and are allotted we shall watch
closely the result of tho experiments,
hoping it may prove n success and a
blessing to our planters aud to our
house -wives alike.
JSoiTOti Bum.i.tin: As you take
a high interest in the question of
Education, 1 hope that you will
kindly find space for a few sugges
tions in reference to Education.
1 . By natural and divine right it
is the duty and the privilege. of
parents to provide for tho education
of their children. The State has to
help the parents and, under certain
circumstances, compel them to per
form this duly ; but the State has no
right to interfere with the conscience
of the parents, in accordance with the
provisions of the educational law of
January 18th, 18G5, Section 40.
2. Education docs not consist
only in instruction, but it must con
tain tho formation of the heart.
Experience shows that instruction
without a good moral training creates
very often cunniugncss and dis
3. The moral training has uo
foundation except in conscience. Or
conscience is to be enlightened and
formed by faith or religious princi
ples. I. Religious principles arc neces
sarily expressed by a determined
creed. A broad religion without
determination, disputes about Bible
texts, etc., can have no good effect
on the children's minds.
5. As children arc not able to
choose by themselves, tho parents
arc responsible for their religious
G. The Hawaiian Government
has not, and does not claim the
rights of interfering with the reli
gious belief of the people. Therefore
it excludes religious instruction from
the public schools, not by hostility
to religion but rather compelled by
circumstances. The plain fact is,
that our public schools are insufficient
for the education of the rising gene
ration. 7. This deficiency should be sup
plied by the parents and the Minis
ters of religion. But- the parents
have generally not sufficient capacity
or not time to attend properly to that
duty. The Ministers of religion
have no power to get hold of the
children, out of school hours; be
cause the children have more inclina
tion for play than for religion of
which they do not know the value.
8. It follows from the said seasons
that the system of our public schools
supported by all taxpayers implies a
kind of injustice, because many tax
payers feel bound in conciencctosend
thejr children to an independent
9. The Government can remedy
this kind of injustice by favoring
and subsidizing the independent
schools chosen by the parents of the
pupils. For places where no inde
pendent schools exist the Board of
Education could make regulations to
the effect that the ministers of reli
gion have free access to the public
schools and have the opportunity of
giying religious instruction to the
pupils of their respective creeds.
THE STOCK, FIXTURES, and
TOOLS of a HARNESS
MAKER'S SHOP, doing a good
business. Established 10 years Owner
leaving for California. None but cash
buyers need apply to
727 2w 92 King Street.
FIRST CLASS Dress .ttlakcis,
) 3 Second
A. M. MELLIS',
101 Fort Street
MOST deniable business property
Water "Front, gucen Street.
It is a substantial FIRE PROOF
STORE, built of Boston Hard Finished
Bricks, and r.o bettor built storo in the
town. It was rented previous, and up
to tho timo of purchrse, by II. Hackfeld
AISO A UltlCK
ITii-'O I?iooi "Whui'elioiiHo
On Merchant Street, let for $50 per
month to a Wholefcalo IIouso.
ALSO TIIK LAKOH
Building anil ILot
On Nuuanu Avenue, now med as n
Warehouse. It was loimeily used as a
Gymnasium (before It llzzlcd out) and
the upstairs for a Iilllinrd Hall attached
to it. Tho building has been im
proved within iho hist three years'
Delivery lo bo inndu tho last of
Decenibor of tho present year.
Terms half rush on delivery, if preferred
John Thomas Wathiuiouse, Sen.
tSPNono but principals treated with.
The undersigned is willing to take
propoi ty in tho United States of America
John Thomas Wathiuioubk, Sen.
to iir. ur.T.i) at-
ON AVEDNESIUY, ,
UNDKll TIIR AXJRIICKS 01' Tlir.
Hawaiian Jockey 01,
President, James Camviiet.t..
Vice-President, F. S. Pratt,
Secictary, C. O. Bkiuikk,
Tieasurcr, Cecil Buowx.
Executive Committee, II. A. Widkmann,
C. II. Judd, Dr. J. S. MoGisew.
lth. King's Cup.
RUNNING HACK; 2 mile
open for nil; weight for age.
2nd Queen's Purse.
TROTTING RACE; mile heats
best 2 in a to harness; free to all.
3rd Kamehameha Plate.
best 2 in 3;
RACE; mile heats;
free for all ; weight for
4th. Queen Emma Plate.
DASH ; for
5th. Princess' Cup.
TROTTING RACE; mile dash 10
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 horse's
only; weight forage.
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.
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 heals; best
2 in3; Hawaiian bred horses; eight
11th. Graziers' Plate.
RUNNING RACE; half mile dash ;
f i eo for
ye.ir olds; eaten
12th. Amateur Cup.
ONE MILE DASH; owners to drive
free for all pacers and trotters, to
wagon, that have never beaten 2:55.
13th. Hawaiian Jockey Club Purse.
RUNNING RACE; mile dash; free
for all 8 yeai olds bred in the Kiny
14th. Poney Eace Clip.
MILE DASH; open to all ponies
bred in the Kingdom, not over 14
hands high; catch weights.
15th. Kahuku Cup.
?4"MILE DASH; free for ali;4 year
olds born In the Kingdom.
RUNNING RACE; mile dash ; open
to all horses bred in the 'Kingdom
.that have never run at Knpiolnnl
17th. Express Cup.
TROTTING RACE: mile dash ; treo
for all express horses.
FOOT RACE, 200 YARDS.
All Races to be under the rules of the
Hawaiian Jockey Club.
Copies of the Rules and Regulations
of the Club can bo had by owneis of
horses upon application to tho Secre
tary. Price 25 cents.
Purses will bo published ns soon as
J. E. Wiseman is appointed and em
powered by tho ExcoutivoConiniilti'o,
and undor the supervision of the Score,
taiy, to innko all Paik and Racing nr
ragements, subject to thoir approval.
O. O. BERGER,
711 lm Secretary.
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