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AT A MEETING of His Majesty's
Cnulnct Council hold to-day the follow,
ing resolution was passed.
Rcnolved that thoMiniMcrof Finance
le and he is hrroby authorized to re
quire tho payment of Customs duties In
United Stntcs Gold Coin according to
law on and after the 1st day of .June,
. JNO. M. KAPENA,
Minister of Finance.
May lGth, 1881. 71C tf
All Parties desirous of securing the
services of Japanese contract laborers
under the auspices of the Hoard of
Immigration aro Invited to inform the
President of the Board in Writing, at as
early a date as convenient of the number
and class of laborers they require.
It is understood that these Immigrants
on arrival -will be ready to enter into an
engagement for service for three years
at ton Dollars per month for males
and six Dollars per month for femilcs
food and lodging for Plantation laborers
and Fifteen Dollars per month and found
for domestic servants.
The first draft of this Immigration is
expected to arrive in all next September.
(Signed) GIIAS. T. GULICK,
Minister of the Interior and President
Board of Immigration.
Interior Office, May 80th, 1884. 727 3t
THE UNDERSIGNED have formed
a copartnership under the Hun
name of " SPRECKELS & Co." for the
purpose of carrying on a general bank
ing and exchange business at'IIonolulu,
and such other places iu the Hawaiian
Kingdom as may be deemed advisable
(Signed) GLAUS SPRECKELS.
" Wm. G. IRWIN.
" F. F. LOW.
Honolulu, Jan. 14th, 1881.
Referring to the above wcJJcg to in
form the business public that we are
prepared to make loans, discount approv.
ed notes, and purchase exchange at the
best current lales. 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. Wc shall also be prepared
to receive deposits on open account,
make collections, and conduct a general
banking and exchange business.
010 8mb (signed) SPRECKELS & Co.
BISHOP & Co., BANKERS,
Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands.
Dr.iw Exchange on the
Bank o" Calilfrx-iiiu, . IT.
And their agents in
NEW YORK, BOSTON, HONG KONG.
Messrs. N. M.Rothschild &Son, London.
The Commercial Bank Co., of Sydney,
The Commercial Bunk Co., of Sydney,
The Bank of New Zealand: Auckland,
Christchurch, and "Wellington.
The Bank ;of British Columbia, Vic-
toria, B. C. and Poitlnud, Or.
Transact.a General Banking Business.
GGO ly b
cim I e had from
J. M. Oat, .Jr, & Co Mei chant st.
T. G. Thrum Merchant st-
($f &il ntU;ti'ft
Fledged to neither Sect nor Party. '
Bat established for the benefit of all.
TATURDAY, MAY 31, 1884.
THIS EVENING'S DOINGS.
Lyons & Levey will sell at 7, at
Goo Kim's, Nuuanu st, dry goods
clothing, etc. ,
Drawing Class, Y. M. C. A. 7:30
Gospel Temperance Meeting at
Bethel, at 7:30.
Casino at the Parle, open all day.
Bethel Sunday School, at 9 :45.
Fort St. Church S. S. at 9 :45.
St. Andrew's Cathedral S. S. 10.
Bethel, Service, at 11.
St. Andrews' Cathedral, service,
morning and evening.
Fort St. Church, service, morning
. and evening.
Prayer Meeting Y. M, C. A.,
Bible Class at Fort St. Church
THE DAILY HAWAIIAN.
We extend the hand of fellowship. to
the Daily Hawaiian. In its issue of
yesterday it lias show its colors, and
lifted its voice with no uncertain
sound. If doubts existed in the minds
of any as to the ground on which the
stranger stood, such doubts must
now bo removed.
It would have been an insult to
its intelligence or integrity to suppose
that it could have taken any other
stand in regard to the Bank Charter,
but until it spoke, judgment had
necessarily to be reserved. If it
holds to tho independent course now
pursued it will become a power in the
NO HALF WAY.
k There is no use in
bank charter, to make its notes pay
wwwwii mil i Mil' imi iiiiuiM hum ii'iih ii i hi u j
able in gold. The charter does not
require any coin to be kept on hand
in the bank. Nor would it do to
say that the bank notes need not be
made legal lender. If that bank is
authorized to issuo its notes, there
arc few houses which can snfcly re
fuse to accept them. Have done
with litis demoralizing, accursed mo
nopoly business. Wc do not believe
that the King himself cares to hand
his Kingdom over to Mr. Sprockets
and Mr. Sprcckcls' Ministers any
longer. But he has a right to hear
from the lending independent mer
chants on these subjects.
SPEAK OUT IN MEETINC.
If you leave to newspapers to do
all the talking about a gold law and
about the contemplated public out
rage of Mr. Sprcckcls' bank charter ;
if you do all the talking in private
against the banking fraud and silver
currency fraud, you leave it to those
.who aro urging on these frauds to
say thai you are indifferent or not
opposed to them.
Let the leading men of this town,
whose mouths arc not muzzled, call a
public meeting and talk out and say
what they think. Delay may make such
an outspoken course of no use. Do
it now before the bank charter is
passed. Its friends boldly proclaim
that they arc sure of the vote. If
you find yourselves saddled with
paper money, don't let it be said
that you were too timid to protest.
THE PROPOSED BANK CHARTER.
The charter which Clans Sprcckcls
and his associates are asking the
Legislature to give them, is a cover
to one of the greatest jobs ever
placed before this coinmunity.
In a nutshell, the proposition which
these suppliants make to the public
is as follows :
Wc are to buy $1,000,000 of Gov
ernment bonds, and deposit them in
the treasury, drawing the interest
thereon at C per cent. Then we
will issue promissory notes to the
amount of 81,000,000. Wc ask you
to make a law that those notes shall
be money, and that every individual
member of the public shall be com
pelled to accept these promissory
notes in payment of debts due him.
We do not say what the promissory
note promises to pay, whether silver,
or gold, or paper. You must leave
that to us. All that wc bind our
selves to do is to give you promis
sory notes which "shall express upon
their face the promise of the corpora
tion to pay on demand."
The iniquity of this proposition
consists in the fact that it simply
makes Mr. Sprcckcls and his asso
ciates a present of the use of $1,
000,000. It gives him the right to
take so much blank paper and by
placing certain signs and names
thereon to use it as 1,000,000, and
to compel the public to accept it as
such. Tt would then be useless for
any one to attempt to compete with
him, for belieing the fable of the
small boy, this law enables Mr.
Sprcckcls to eat his cake and keep
it too. He is drawing C per cent, on
81,000,000 worth of bonds, and at
the same time has 81,000,000 to lond
out, so that even if he lends at 6 per
cent, only he is making 12 per cent,
on his money.
It is not proposed to make these
notes redeemable in gold or silver
even. The only restriction' is that
they shall be redeemed "in lawful
money." So long as there is a law
giving the public the right to demand
gold, there would be less danger
from this point, if the charter re
quired, the bank to keep gold for
payment, but the power that can
pass such a law as this, can pass a
law repealing a gold standard and
making anything "lawful money."
Once this charter is passed, it be
comes a vested right and cannot bo
The most astounding part of the
whole charter, however, is 20.
This provides that if the concern is
bankrupt and cannot meet its obli
gations, the Minister of Finance
shall sell the bonds which have been
deposited, at not less than par, and
out of the money received therefrom
shall redeem the notes. That is to
L say, u the bonds can not be sold for
par, the holders of the notes will
have to go without their money. But
as if this was not enough, the section
provides that the Minister of Finance
iishall receive in jntyment of such
bonds when sold, the circulating
notes of the corporation at par."
Was thcro ever a greater 'outrage?
The bonds, on deposit aro all that tho j
holders of tho notes have to look to.
Tho bond aro to bo sold in order to
raiso money to pay those notes, if
dishonored, and yet tho law pro
vides that the very notes which tho
"bonds are being sold to pay, shall be
received in puymcnlfor the bonds.
If dishonored notes which the makers
can not pay, arc to be received for
the bonds, how is cash ever to bo
acquired to meet the notes? It
would be simply giving away bonds
which arc worth something for notes
which arc worth nothing.
There is no public necessity which
requires this. It can work nothing
but harm to tho community, and
every citizen who takes interest in
the welfare of the country and of his
own pocket, should do his utmost to
defeat this scheme.
There is no peace
Some of the means employed by
the projcctois of the new bank to
secure votes are coming to the light.
Col. Iaukca is waiting, but the
old man of the sea cleaves to Joseph
Sykes. And Joseph hangs on like a
The Ministers lift up the fa
miliar wail of those who have been
recreant to public trusts, "do let us
alone. ' '
During the last biennial period
there have been five Ministers of the
Interior: Armstrong, Kaai, Bush,
Gibson and Gulick.
Major Gulick' s remarks yester
day upon the purchase of the Hono
lulu Hale 'property and Diamond
Head were clear and to the point.
There is a large body of intelli
gent and determined men in this
communitj' whose united opinion
cannot be disregarded with impu
nity. Whom the Gods wish to destroy
they first make mad. Grant the
charter and there will remain' no
doubt of the madness, the destruc
tion will follow.
"Blackguard, coward and liar"
is an expression suited perhaps for
the use of a sand lot rowdy or a
ward politician, but not for a Min
ister of the Crown.
Hon. . S. B. Dole was absent
from the House yesterday. Fears
were entertained for his safety. It
was not known whether he had gold
on the brain or cold in the head.
Why did Mr. Gibson work for
J. E. Bush's removal from the office
of Minister of. the Interior until he
succeeded? The positions which the
two now sustain toward each other
are peculiar. How things do get
Is it true that Paul Neumann is
the private attorney of Sprcckcls
and the National Bank? It is even
reported that he is drawing a salary
from Sprcckcls. If he is Mr.
Sprcckcls attorney, how can he give
the Government safe advice? One
thing is certain, he will not advise
against Mr. Spreckels' interests.
Yesterday's discussion of the
manner in which the public roads
have been neglected, indicated the
importance of the subject in the
minds of the Represenatives. C. N.
Arnold, the Road Supcrvisor-ih-chief
for the Island of Hawaii, was
severely condemned by members
acquainted with the manner in which
he has performed (or neglected) his
The names of the prominent
Hawaiian citizens which appear as
charter members of the new bank,
are calculated to mislead. Of the
sctfen names only two are from San
Francisco and five are Hawaiian, but
the whole five will not hold a controll
ing interest. The two will control
in all important matters. The bank
and the Hawaiian Government, will
bo managed in San Francisco,
Saturday, May 31.
Tho House assembled at 10 a. m.
After prayer by tho Chaplain, the
minutes of the preceding day were
read and approved.
Mr. Kamakcle presented a petition
that whore laborers under contract
work longer hours than their contract
calls for, tho contract bo null and
void. Laid on table.
Mr. Kaulukou on suspension of.
the rules rend a petition from resi
dents of the district of Kalihi, that
tho slaughter houses, bone meal
nmnufactoiy, cattle pens owned by
Mr. Waller arc a great nuisance, and
that the same be removed to some
Mr. Kalua said it is a very impor
tant matter, ho had been out there,
these places wore close lo the road,
the smell was very bad and injurious
to the health ol those residing m that
The petition was referred td the
Mr. Dole from tho Judiciary Com-
niittco reported on the bill relating
lo the descent of property as follows :
that the Committee had drawn out
an amended bill and recommended
its passage by tho Assembly. The
report of the Committee was ac
cepted and the bill passed to second (
Mr. Wilder from the Sanitary
Committee wished to anuke a verbal
statement as it had been said that
the committee had not yet reported
on any of their petitions. Tho hon
orable gentleman produced a bun
dle of petitions which be said could
not be acted upon wisely until the
report of the Board of Health had
been received. As soon as that re
port is received we arc ready to act.
Minister Gibson at this point pre
sented' the report of the Board of
Health printed in both languages.
He apologised for its being so late
in making its appearance, but addi
tional matter came in after the report
was ready in the English language,
which could not be omitted. The
report was received and ordered to
Minister Gulick gave notice of his
intention to introduce the following
bills : to acquire title to land grants ;
postal savings banks ; domestic mail
carrying; improvements to streets
and sidewalks; kindling fires in
public streets ; election of represen
tatives ; and construction of build
ings in Honolulu.
Mr. Kalua offered a resolution
that when this Assembly adjourns
to-day, it do so for oho week to meet,
again June 9th at 10 o'clock.
Minister Gibson supported the
resolution, it was not for the Minis
ters to advocate delay but there were
good reasons for a short adjourn
ment. There had been a determined
discussion about short comings, etc.,
and it would give ample time to in
vestigate. He was glad the Finance
Committee had engaged the services
of an expert, a gentlemen whom he
highly esteemed, and hoped he would
make a close investigation. I do not
call particular attention to this Com
mittee, there are others require time,
especially the Currency Committee.
I opposed adjournment last week
but to-day I am in favor of it.
Mr. Cecil Brown was in favor o'f
the adjournment, a number of Com
mittees had been appointed and the'
would be read' to report when the
House met again.
Mr. Nakaleka moved the House
adjourn until June 13th so as to in
clude Kamehameha Day.
Mr. Kaunamano moved adjourn
ment for one month, he thought
that would please everyone. Let us
all go home and have a vacation and
when we come back we will be fresh
for work, start at 9 o'clock in the
morning and work until G o'clock in
Mr. Hitchcock said there was no
reason lor adjournment, there is
plenty of work to do. Look at that
big bank bill, it will take a week to
discuss it. The adjournment for
one week was carried.
Mr. Aholo moved the order of the
Second reading of a bill to pro
hibit the sale of dynamite. Referred
to Committee on Commerce.
Second reading of a bill to provide
a Police Justice at Lihuc, Kauai.
Passed to engrossment and will be
read a third time June 9th.
Mr. Kaulukou, on suspension of
the rules, presented a petition for
810,000 for improving roads from
Ululani to Wailupe.
Mr. Dowsett offered a resolution
that tho Minister of Interior furnish
a list of lands and lots, leases and.
money received since January 1st,
Second reading of a bill to pro
vide a permanent settlement on Mrs.
D. L. Kinimnka. Laid on table
until the introducer Honorable Mr.
Keau is present.
The House adjourned at 11 :30 a.
m, until June 9th.
The memorial services in honor of
America's patriot dead took place
yesterday afternoon and evening. At
2:80 the column formed on Fort
street in front of tho Geo. W. Dc
Long Post Hall, ami marciicu up to
the Nuuanu cemetery. The advance
consisted of Deputy Marshal David
"Dayton, a squad of ttfn policemen,
after which came the Royal Hawaiian
Band, Geo. W. Dc Long Post and
visiting comrades, soldiers and sailors
honorably discharged, sons of veteran
soldiers, the American Minister J.I.
M. Daggett and lady, Consul Mc
Kinlov and lady, Ministers Gibson
and .Neumann. Gov. Dominis and
staff, members of the Legislative
Assembly, disabled comrades, a car
containing 38 little girls dressed in
white with red sashe's, having on
them the name of the state they
represented, and last of all the gen
eral public. The weather was very
fine, a light trade wind blowing, and
owing to Mr. Dodd's forethought,
tho line of march had been well
sprinkled with water, thus enabling
all to marchwith comfort. Arriving
at the cemetery the procession halted,
and after the Post had taken their
positions, Mr. J. II. Paty on behalf
of the trustees of Oahu Cemetery,
presented the deeds of the Geo. W.
De Long Post lot to .Commander
Nott who handed them to Chaplain
Cruzau. The Band played a selec
tion after which the Chaplain offered
up prayer, Miss May Dillingham and
Master Hagan scattered evergreens
and flowers around the lot witli ap
propriate words. The Chaplain then
dedicated the lot, for all those who,
on land, or on sea, fought for the
Union, for the authority of the con
stitution, for the flag, and for free
dom, liberty and equality. The
decoration sei vices followed with the
sentiment "our comrades absent from
roll call to-day" responded to by'
Comrade Green ; "Tho widows and
orphans" by Comrade Hagan;
"Army and Navy" by Comrade
Laine; and "Decoration Day" by
Comrade Emerson. The Band played
another selection, the Post decorated
graves and the proceedings ended.
In the evening the exercises were
continued at the Music Hall. There
was a very large attendance, the Hall
being neatly and appropriately deco
rated, His Majesty the King was
present in the Royal box. On the
front of the stage in the centre,
stood a large portrait of Geo. W.-De
Long and on either side portraits of
Lincolu and Garfield. The Hono
lulu Symphony Club played several
selections, Mrs. Cruzau, Messrs.
Yarndley and Pracht saug solos, the
choruses being rendered by a choir
of ladies and gentlemen numbering
nearly twenty. Mrs. Dillingham
read an original poem, and was pre
sented with a beautiful basket of
flowers. Mrs. Hendry was down for
a reading but was unfortunately
suffering from a bad cold and had
to be excused. Mr. Kinney gave a
reading by Wendell Phillips, and the
Hon. A. S. Hartwell- delivered a fine
oration. We regret wc have not
space for the honorable gentlemen's
remarks. The Royal Hawaiian Band
was in attendance and played an
excellent medley of American airs.
Altogether the day was most fittingly
observed in Honolulu.
EMMA SQUARE CONCERT.
The Band will play in Emma
Square, this afternoon, at 4. :30. The
following is tho programme :
March LunamaUaainana Bcrger
Ovcrtuic Silvana "Weber
Calop Gaming Faust
Selections Traviata Vcrdl
Chorus Judgment Schneider
Waltz True Hearts Strauss
1 HoffscMaeser & Co7
s Have just received per
Bk. Spice from Bremen,
and offer for sale
Westphalia Mottovursl & Suclzo,
German Vegetable in Tins.
Pllsoner Boor in Quarts & Pints,
Lager Beer in Quaris & Pints.
Ono lino Suaro Piano of superior make,
One Cottage Piano,
A few Orchostrionottos, a new Musical
I'M. Ifolfrclilucgcr & Co.
I A GIRL, about 12 or 1.4 years of age,
-OL to mind a Baby, Adply at lho
Bulletin Ofllce. 728 lw
TO ill! 11 KM) AT
UNDCT THE AUSriCES OK TIIK
Hawaiian Jockey CI.
President, .Tajiks Oampukt.i..
Vice-President, F. S. Pratt,
Secretary, C. O. Bciiam:,
Ticnsuicr, Ckoii, Biiown.
Executive Committee, II. A. Widkmann,
C. II. Judd, Dr. J. S. McGiikw.
lth. King's Cup.
open for all
RACE; 2 mile
weight for age.
2nd. Queen's Purse.
TROTTING RACE; mile
best 2 in 3 to harness; free to
3rd Kamehameha Plate.
, RUNNING RACE; mile heats;
best 2 in 3; free for all; weight for
4th. Queen Emma Plate.
HALF MILE DASH ; for 2-vear
olds; Hawaiian bred horses; catch
5th. Princess' Cup.
TROTTING RACK; mile dash to
harness; free to all 2 year olds bred
intheKiDgdom. 6st Reciprocity Cup.
RUNNING RACE; mile heats; best
2 in 3; free for impoitcd horses
only; weight for age.
7th. Coronation Purse.
TROTTING RACE; mile dash to
harness; free for all 3 year olds
bred in thcJCingdom.
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.
lOthKohala Cluh Cup.
A SWEEP STAKE of ,$fi0 added.
One Mile and a quarter Dash'; free
for all; weight for age. Sealed nomi.
iiHwuiii uuuiusnig ii iee oi jjiu, to uc
made to tlie Secretary of the Ila.
waiian Jockey Club, on or before
2 p.m., on 4th day ot June. Final
acceptances with balance of Sweep
Stakes ongor bcfoie 2 p m., on the
14th of June.
11th. Graziers' Plate. .
RUNNING RACE; half mile dash ;
free for all 2 year olds; atch
12th. Amateur Cup.
ONE MILE DASH; owners to drivo
free for all pacers and trotters, to
wagon', that have never beaten 2:55.
1 3th. Hawaiian Jockey Club Purse.
RUNNING RACE; milcdnsh; free
for all 3 yeai olds bred in the King
14th. Poney Race Cup.
MILE DASH; open to all ponies
bred in tho Kingdom, not over 14
hands high; catch weights.
15th. Kahuku Cup.
fMILE DASn;frco for nli;4-ycar
olds born in tho-Kingdom.
RUNNING RACE; mile dnsb ; open
to all horses bred In the Kingdom
that have never run at Kapiolani
17th. Express1 Cup.
TROTTING RACE: milo dash ; lreo
for all express horses. ,
FOOT RACE, 200 YARDS.
sw ii r
All Races to be under the rulen of tho
Hawaiian Jockey Club.
Copies of tho Rules and Regulations
of tho Club can be had by owncis of
horses upon application to the Secre
tary, Price 25 cont3.
Purses will be published as soon as
J, E. Wiscninn is appointed and em
powered by tho Executive Committee,
and under the supervision of tho Secrr.
tary, to mako nil Park and Racing ar
ragements, subject to their approval,
O. O. BERGER,
711 lm Secretary.