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THU UNDERSIGNED have formed
a copartnership nulcr the firm
name or " SPRECKELS A, Co." for the
purpose of carrying on n general bank
ingniul exchange business atnionohilu,
nnu 9iich other places In tho Hawnilan
Kingdom as mav bo deemed advisable
(Signed) ULAUS SPRECKELS.
" Wm. a. inwis.
. P. P. LOW.
Honolulu, .fnn. 14th, 1884.
Referring to the aboo wo hen to in
ionn the business public that we arc
prepared to make loans, discount approv.
uil notes, and purchase exchange at the
best current iiite1". Our arrangements
for celling exchange on the principal
points in the United State?, Europe,
China, Japan and Australia are being
made, and when perfected, due notice
will be si ven. We shall also be prepared
to receive deposits on open account,
make collections, and conduct a general
banking and cxclmiiL'o business.
UlOJmifi (signed) SPRECKELS & Co.
BISHOP & Co., BANKERS,
Honolulu, Hawaiian IslaiuK.
Draw Exchange on the
XSttitlt ol CuliroiMtiti, S. V.
.And their agents in
NEW YORK. BOSTON. HONG KONG.
.Messrs. X. M. Rothschild &Son, London.
The Commercial Bank Co., of Sydney,
The Commercial Bank Co., ol. Sidney,
The Rank of New Zealand. Auckland,
ChrWlohureh, and Wellington.
The Bank of Biilish Columbia, Vic
torln, 1) ( and Poitland, Or
Transact a,ticneial,Banking Budnc--
THE DAILY 1UJMMRTIX
can lie had lroni
J. M. Oat, ..lr, fc Co Mci chant '-t.
T. O. Thrum Merchant M.
SJw s'ltf atUrtin
Pledged to neither Sect nor Part.
Bat established for tho benefit of all.
TUESDAY, JUNE 17. 1884.
THIS EVENINC'S DOINCS.
Excelsior Lodge, I.O.O.F.. 7:0.
Hawaiian class Y. M. C. A. 7:30.
Bible Class at Lyceum at 7:80.
Lyons & Levey will sell at 10, at
the residence Kinau st., household
Meeting Stock Exchange, at 11.
THE ADVERTISER AND THE BANK
It seems a matter of some difli
culty for the Advertiser to exactly
define its own position in regard to
the Dank Cluutcr business. While
it is evidently in sympathy with the
Bank Charter party, judging from
its many flings at the leaders of the
party opposed .thereto, it would also
have it understood that it is the
friend of the workingmen and others
representing the other side of the
question but conditionally, how
ever. There must be no political
question made of this thing, and it
should " be considered by both par
ties irrespective of party feeling."
Spreckels may import strangers here,
name ,t.hc high offices they arc to
hold in the administration of govern
ment, make and unmake Cabinets
according to his pleasure, as lie has
done on more than one occasion, in
fact, may, with his few followers
and subordinates, engineer all sorts
of schemes for the political control
of the country, bht, his opposers
the whole .community must avoid
political sentiment in the matter.
"Only let us alone, gentlemen," is
what the Advertiser would ask in
favor of itself and its Bank Charter
friends. This is all that any high
wayman would ever ask.
Not one word of spontaneous com
mendation lias been uttered by the
Advertiser in lcfercnce to the spirit
and motives of those who have ar
rayed themselves against the Bank
Charter, and monopoly ; but in this
regard it has seen much to condemn,
either openly or by covert inuendoes.
Does the Advcrtixcr for instance
suppose for a moment that this com
munity is so dull as not to compre
hpnd its veiled sneer at tho signers
of the icsolutlons of the Lyceum
meeting, when it offers as an excuse
for its neglect to publish a list of
the same, the inability of its staff to
proderly decipher the names of the
signers. But tho intended sting is
left for the tail end of the last sen
tence of the paragraph referred to,
where attention is called to tho fact
'.t-that it was covered with names,
comprising Chinese, Ilawaiians and
foreigners." 'Chinese" with a big
"C" arc to bo distinguished from
foreigners with a small "f," as the
most prominent signers. Messrs.
cousins of tho monopoly gang wo
would tenderly advise you Hint the
country here is loo small to mako a
success of hunting with the hounds
and vnnning with the hare.
THE BANK CHARTER AS A POLITICAL
The Advertiser is in rather a peculiar
position. Its public spirited proprietor
wants to make tho thing "pay." lie
wants to stand ucll with the com
munity at large, and at the same
time docs not wish to break with
the powers that be. lie is between
two fires, and talks his prettiest
against tho monopolists one day,
and ridicules and insults the opposi
tion tho next. The new importation
lias not yet got into harness evi
dently, and is not sure of his
He talks about a " workingmen's
movement," and " the Bank Char
ter must not be made a political
"When the new editor of the 'Tiser
has lived here long enough to know
what he is talking about, he will
know that a so-called "working
men's movement" is something un
heard of here. Ho appears to be par
ticularly anxious that the discussion
of the Bank Charter " shall be kept
apart from politics." Perhaps lie
will be kind enough to inform the
public what it means by "politics"
in such a connection, and how the
discussion of the most important
matter now awaiting Legislative
action is to be "kept apart" there
from. What his definition of a "poli
tical question" is. we do not know.
Bcinc: just from the land of Demo
crats and Republicans, where the
passage or rejection of a bill de
pends not upon its merits, but upon
the strength of the party backing
it, he probably thinks that there is
a party here which is opposing the
Bank Charter upon no real ground,
but simply because a different poli
tical party is interested in its pas
sage. To a certain extent lie is
right. There has been a party line
drawn on this bill. The party' who
wishes its passage is Clans Spreck
els. His backers are the men in his
employ, in his power, and those who
do not dare to offend him. The
other party is constituted of this
whole community, irrespective of
nationality, profession, trade or
How can a question be any less
political in its treatment than this ?
In what manner would the Adver
tiser have action taken ? Tho sim
ple fact is that the Advertiser has
brought over a couple of stale
phrases which have no application
here, and has not cnougli originalitj'
to discuss the question upon its
THE REPORT OF THE FINANCE COM
MITTEE. This important report was pre
sented to the Legislature yesterday.
It is one long indictment of the Min
istry. Such a mass of dishonest
jobbery and reckless expenditure of
trust moneys has never before been
known in the history of the country.
Gross mismanagement, incompe
tency, carelessness, and for the first
time in the history of the nation, de
falcation and manipulation of the
public business for the private gain
of Cabinet Ministers. The report is
so full of items deserving of censure
that an adequate idea of the extent
of the corruption and mismanage
ment which has run riot under Mr.
Gibson's fostering care, during the
past two years, can be obtained only
by reading the whole report.
The boldest defiance and disregard
of the law has been shown by all the
Ministers, more especially by Mr.
Gibson and Mr. Bush. The law in
express words forbids tho transfer
of funds from one appropriation to
another, in the same department
even, but Mi', Gibson and his col
leagues have not hesitated to draw
from any and every appropriation
which suited their purposes, oven
drawing money, in one instance,
from the Attorney General's depart
ment to jiny for the battery lately
imported. Another most glaring
violation of tho law is the use of
receipts from sales of Government
property, for running expenses, with
out their over being paid into the
The cost to the country of enter
taining the Japanese embassy wns
$5,149. The furniture used by
them and the coronation buildings
were sold, but instead of the
receipts being paid into tho Treas
ury as a Government realization,
they were without warrant, bodily
paid over towards coronation ex
penses. The appropriation for Coro
nation expenses was $10,000, and
every dollar expended for that pur
pose over and above that amount
was a violation of trust and illegal.
The coronttion cost $33,223. Be
sides the regular appropriation,
$10,985 were taken from the appro
priation for receptions and inciden
tals ; $3,837 from receipts for sales
of furniture and buildings; and
there are iiqw outstanding liabilities
for $8,399. .
Under this appropriation, F. II.
Hayselden has turned an honest
penny by selling the Government
7 turkeys, at $3.50 each ; a bill also
appears for two pair of corsets and
a bustle ; which department of the
Government wore them does not ap
pear. The Committee say "the
items struck us as rather extraordi
nary, but avc note that they met
with the unqualified approval of the
In the Immigration olllce, confu
sion is worse confounded. $209,
28G have been collected, and $172,
022 disbursed without a book of
accounts, the only evidence of such
transaction, being contained in loose
sheets of journal paper, and more
over, these transactions have been
' ' without the warrants of the appro
priation act, and in direct opposi
tion to the terms of the act to regu
late the receipt custody and issue of
public moneys." As a result of
this method of doing business, the
Secretary of the Board of Immigra
tion cannot make his accounts
balance by $5,9G2, and although he
has checked back his accounts, can
find no error and can give no expla
nation. The Board of Health also,
had no set of books. The report
"The ledger submitted for our in
spection by the Secretary had evi
dently been prepared for the occasion
and on calling for the original,
a book was produced by the late
Secretary F. II. Hayselden, which
showed numerous erasures antUntcr
lineations, and only occasional foot
ings, and those in pencil."
In the Interior Department, rasca
lity and incompetence are the pre
dominating features. Investigation
shows that Jno. E. Bush overdrew
his salaiy $500, although he denies
it. The appropriation for incidentals
has been overdrawn $1,11G, and
well it might be when we find $470
paid for carriage hire, and $185 paid
for private telephones of Ministers.
Concerning the appropriation for
roads, bridges and Government
buildings, the report says, "your
committee find that the manner in
which contracts were made and ap
proved for many of these things
must be characterized as disgrace
ful." After citing a number of in
stances the report says, "in
view of the manner in which the
contracts were awarded and the facts
connected therewith, they do not see
how they can avoid the conclusion
that these contracts would not have
been awarded at sucli prices unless
some profit accrued therefrom to the
Minister who signed them."
We will take up the report in
Monday, June 16. Continued.
Mr. Dole moved that the leport
be made special order of the day for
Minister Gibson said ho would
second the motion, still he was ready
this afternoon to answer the charges
made in the report. Tho members
should have time to read the report
Mr. Kalua said he had made up
his mind about the report, and
thought tho Ministry ought to be
censured. Mr. Gibson says ho is
quite ready, and so am I. Mr. Dole's
motion was carried.
Mr. Pilipo, from the Committee
on Printing, reported the following
An Act to regulate the use of in
An Act to increase tho Judges of
the Supreme Court.
An Act to abolish the Interme
diary Court, Oaliu.
Minister Neumann reported from
Select Committee on the bill relating
to registration and identification of
Chinese, that it would bo unconsti
tutional, and cause conflict between
His Majesty's and other countries,
and recommend it be indefinitely
postponed. Report adopted. Also
on a petition referred to tltc Attorney
General, relating to the slaughter
houses owned by Mr. Waller at Ka
lihi, that no action is necessary, as
proper action will be taken by the
Attorney General and Board of
Health. Report adopted.
Minister Gulick reported in answer
to a petition for a special mail ser
vice between Waikapu and Wailuku,
Maui, that the Postmaster General
would visit those places after the
session of the Legislature, and make
all arrangements if necessary. Report
accepted. -Also a report on the pre
sent condition of Oahu Jail, that the
strictest investigation had been
made, and yesterday Sunday, at
noon, it was found necessary to
relieve every official in the jail, and
it is now in the temporary charge of
tho Deputy Sheriff and a body of
police; and further in estimation will
be carried on.
Mr. Kalua was much gratified at
the promptness of the Minister in
this matter. Tho repoi t w.is adopted.
Mr. W. O. Smith read, first time,
a bill to appoint a Board of Prison
Inspectors. Read second time by
its title and ordered to engrossment,
and will be read a third lime on
Minister Neumann gave notice of
a bill to amend Section 911 of the
Civil Code, relating to Police Jus
tices. Mr. Kaulukou read, first time, a
bill to amend Section 198 of the
Civil Code, relating to public
markets. Read a second time by its
The House adjourned at 4 :35 i. si.
Tuesday, June 17.
The House assembled at 10 a. m.
After prayer by the Chaplain, the
minutes of the preceding day were
read and approved.
Mr. Kaunamano offered a resolu
tion that the Sergcant-at-Arms fur
nish the members with 150 two cents
postage stamps. Carried.
The honorable member also gave
notice of a bill to regulate the Police
Department. On suspension of the
rules, the bill was read a first time,
and then a second time by its title
and icfcrred to Special Committee of
Mr. Nawahi read, first time, a bill
relating to the construction of rail
ways within the districts of Hilo and
Ilamakua, Hawaii. Read a second
time by its title and referred to the
following Select Committee: Na
wahi, Widemann, Wilder, Hitchcock
and W. O. Smith.
Mr. Hitchcock offered a resolution
that the Minister of Foreign Affairs
state what fees have been received
by the Consuls at the following
places: London, Liverpool, Ma
deira, Hongkong, Tokio, San Fran
cisco, New York and Boston.
Mr. Pilipo from Committee on
Printing, reported tho bill relating
to currency and the report of the
President of the Bureau of Immi
gration as printed.
Mr. Kalua read first time a bill.to
amend Sections 1419 and 1420 of
the Civil Code, relating to contract
laborers. Read a second time by
its title and referred to Committee
Mr. Nahinu read first time a bill
to amend Section 1, Chapter 23 of
the laws of 1872, relating to marri
age contracts. Read a second time
by it title and referred to Judiciary
At 12 o'clock the House took a
recess until 1 i. m.
Correspondence is solicited on the tor
ic? of tho clay, or what amy liccomo o.
Wc leservu the right to excise purely
Wc do not hold oui&olves icsponsiblc
for tho opinions expressed by our cow
Editor Bulletin: Cnn you in
form mo through the medium of
your valuable journal, how, whore
and when Mr. Chins Spreckels ob
tained the idea which pervades every
line of that extraordinary piece of
arrogance entitled "an act to incor
porate tho Hawaiian National Bank,"
viz. that tho citizens of the Hawa
iian Islands are a parcel of imbeciles
who will childishly, with a little
peevish display of illtempcr perhaps,
but nevertheless, childishly, submit
to bo bound hand and foot in the
fetters of an omnipotent monopoly!
Mr. Spreckels may be a shrewd man,
but if he thinks that when he has
captured the ring, and the cabinet,
and even the Legislature, he has
captured tho country, he evinces a
sad lack of knowledge of the stuff
that Anglo-Saxons arc made of ; I
wonder if he over heard of the
"Boston Tea Party" where men,
whoso descendants many of us arc
proud to call ourselves, protested by
an act of overt violence call it an
illegal act if you will against what!
simply against taxation without re
presentation, and that act of violence,
illegal through it was, has redounded
to the honor of those men, and
of tho people they represented in
every land where liberty is known.
The people of Hawaii are protesting
from one end of the country to the
other, so far in an orderly and lawful
manner, against tho granting of vast
and unheard of privileges to an am
bitious man, which cannot but result
in making him the commercial auto
crat of the realm, and in grinding
them beneath tho iron heel of mono
poly. And well may they protest;
and if verbal protests fail to protect
them, they will have no option but
to defend their heaven-given and
constitutional rights by following in
the footsteps of the heroes of Boston.
If the Legislature and the King wish
to have all the business of the coun
try, commercial and agricultural,
entrusted to one soulless corpora
tion ; if they would take pleasure in
seeing one big shark gobble up all
the other fish in the "eight seas;"
if they would sec all competition
paralysed, and this country converted
into a Spreckels' ranch and its in
habitants into a herd of cattle owned
soul and body by Spreckels, then
let them enact this bill and be pre
pared to take the consequences. For
consequences there Avill be of the
direst nature, the end of which no
man can tell.
The ''Act to incorporate the Ha
waiian National Monopoly " isdeepcr
than it appears on the surface. It
will overshadow and smother every
independent business and industry,
and no man who is not a servant of
the corporation will be able to live
on the islands if the universal fran
chise is granted. No member of the
Legislative Assembly can vote for
the bill without becoming a traitor
to his country, and the King cannot
sign it if he retains a spark of gen
uine patriotism in his breast.
Editor Bulletin : Youp daily
morning contemporary, in referring
to the bank bill, says, "No measure
so gravely affecting the public in
terest should receive consideration
from the Legislature unless it be
introduced as a Government Bill.
The true theory of responsible Go
vernment as understood in other
countries where Cabinet Ministers are
also members of the Legislature
demands this." It may bo a matter
of small moment to us, but it is just
as well to be correctly informed. In
countries with parliametary Govern
ment, Ministries are expected to
meet parliament with a definite policy
and to be prepared with measures
for consideration, on the success or
failure of which they stand or fall ;
but neither the theory nor the prac
tice of "responsible Government as
understood in other countries where
Cabinet Ministers are also members
of the Legislature" demands that
every measure "gravely affecting the
public interest" should be "intro
duced as a Government Bill." It
has sometimes happened that very
weighty measures, most gravely
affecting the public interest, have
been originated and introduced by
private members, of which the par
liamentaiy records of Great Britain
and her Colonics furnish ample proof.
Editor Bulletin: Have tho
writers of the Saturday Press any
opinions of their own ? or, are they
afraid to express them? One would
think that when a special reporter is
sent by a newspaper to report for
its readers any special event, that tho
opinions relative thereto, should bo
thoso of the paper itself expressed
in a definite manner, and not merely a
rehearsal of the respective opinions
of parlies opposed to each other.
When a newspaper man goeB to re-
imwugjjuiLMiijmii3i'Uiiuii.iiLi.''KJijgii1 umnmi-m nmmawxm i w"H
port a hoi so race, for instance, it iu
to be supposed that he will be com
petent to form an opinion, and
courageous enough to express it.
It is the opinion of such, and not.
the squabbling of interested parties,
that the public wants to know. The
public generally knows what i3
"claimed on the one hand, and on
tho other," without, being told these
facts through the newspaper. This
style of dealing with questions, is
wiiat detracts largely from tho force
of .lournnhstic opinion ; and there
arc other matters of vastly moic
importance than horse-racing, that
arc too often treated in this way.
Tnn Temple of Fashion is situated
on Fort street in Campbell's block,
and by reference to our advertising
columns our readers will sec that a
a large variety of goods mny
be found at this establishment. They
have just received over a thousand
boys linen suits, so appropriate for
this climate, also Percale shiits,
unlaundercd white shirts, and a
large assortment of boys sailor hats.
If you want to look nobby, get one
of their new stylo of dress suits, in
fact everything required in the gen
tleman's furnishing line is kept by
Auction Sles by Lvons & Levey.
At Residence on KINAU St., neur Punch
bowl, (on account ot dcpnituie).
On Wednesday, June 18th,
At 10 u. ni., will bu sold
Entire Household Furniture,
In paits as follows, and has been in use
foi three weeks only.
2 Black Walnut Clicllbnicrs,
3 " " M.u hie Top Tables,
1 " " Sofn,
1 Upholstered Sotii, r
l Grand Piano and Stool,
1 Black Walnut Bed-tead,
1 Bed Room Set, 7 pieces,
2 New Spring Mattresses,
1 Meat Sate,
Mosquito Net. Matting on flooi,
2 Galvanized Feeding '1 ins,
1 New Mexican Siddlc,
2 Sets New Buggy Ilmncs",
1 Oil Siove, AeTiVc.
741 3t Lyons & Levey, Auctioned,.
EXCURSION AND PICNIC !
OK .11TJLY 4tli.
Under ihe Auspices of the I, O. G. T., at
Ford's Point, Pearl River !
ST For further particulars, sco full Pro
gramme Next Week.
My patrons and the public gone
rally aie hen by notified that I
havo sold all of my stock in
trade and general business in
terests in t lie.-6 Islands to Mr.
S. N. SACHS, who will I cie
after conduct the geneial Fancy
Dry Goods and Millinery Bust-nc-s,
nt the old sland 104 Fort
ttreet I bespeak for my sue
cesfcor the 'anie liberal patron
age hitherto extended to me.
All chums again t mo will be
assumed by Mi. Sach-i, and nil
accounts due me must bo paid
to Mr. Sachs.
A. M. MELLIS.
Honolulu, June 14, 18S4. 741 2w
AT PUNAHOU, A NEW
II)UE, suitable for a fami
ly, and five minuter walk
from the School Buildings. Terms mo
deiate. Address Box 125, Post Ofilce.
INTO MY PREMISES, or. ALAKEA
STREET, a Red and White Cow,
owner is requcoteii to call, get same and
pay cost of advertisement. 741 2t
T M M E D T A T E L Y a Situation as
X Housekeeper. Apply
OF Ihe denominations of 1, 2, 4, 5
and 10 Cent, can be purchased at
the Post.ofllcn In anv quantity iioin one
to one thouand. Per&ons residing on
the other islands can piocuro them nt
the local Post.olllces 3?" Also domes
tic and foioign REPLY POSTAL
CARDS. 7:13 3t
St. Fault Ale, qts and pts,
Norwegian Beer, qts and pts,
Tetfreystlo, qts and pt3,
Telfreyatle Stout, qt3 & pte,
Ck. Farre Champagne,
. , . Ruleshoimer,
Chateau la Rose,
HAVANNA, MANILA AND
FOR SALE BY
II. Hiickl'eltl & Co.
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