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purpose of carrying on a general bank.
Incand exchange business nt Honolulu,
anu such other places In the Hawaiian
Kingdom as may be deemed advisable
(Signed) GLAUS SIMlECKEt.S.
" Wm G. IRWIN.
P. P. LOW.
Honolulu, Jan. 14th, 1881.
Referring to the nbovo wc bog to in.
form the business public that wo arc
prcpaml to make loans, discount approv.
cd notes, and purchase exchange at the
best current nites. Our arrangements
for selling exchange on the principal
points In the United States, Europe,
China, Japan and Australia are being
made, and when perfected, due notice
will be given. Wo shall also be prepiued
to receive deposits on open account,
make collections, and conduct a general
banking and exchange business.
010 limb (signed) Sl'RECKELS & Co.
BISHOP & Co., BANKERS,
Honolulu, Hawaiian Island.
Draw Exchange on the
r?itulc of OivlilbiMiiu. S. 1.
And their agents in
NEW YORK, BOSTON, HONG KONG.
Messrs. X. M. Hothschlld&Sou, London.
The Commercial Bank Co.. of Sydney,
Tho Commercial Hank Co., ol'jSjdney,
The Bank of Nvw Zealand: Auckland,
Chvistchnrch, and Wellington.
Tho Bank of British Columbia, Vic
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 1881.
THIS EVENING'S DOINCS.
Bethel Prayer Meeting, at 7:30.
Fort St. Church. Prayer Meeting
at 7 :0.
St. Andrew' . Cathedral, usual
THE NUMBER OF JUSTICES OF THE
There is a bill before the House
which proposes to increase the
number of Justices of the Supreme
Court to five.
The bill is a good one, so far as it
goes, and should become a law. The
men who constitute the present court
are honest and fair minded enough,
as far as their enlightenment enables
them' to be so. but justice has in
many cases been substantially denied,
owing to a ruling which the court
itself lias made. The constitution
provides that "the Supreme Court
shall consist of a Chief Justice and
not less than two Associate Justices."
It has happened of late j'ears, that
during a large proportion of the
time, one or the other of the Justices
have been absent from the country.
But they have held that the remain
ing two constitute a valid Court.
The result has been that an appeal
from a decision of a Judge of the
Supreme Court to the full Court iu
Banco consisted of the judge ap
pealed from and one other judge.
The bill seems to be deficient,
however, in that for all that appears
there, two or three of the Judges
take a vacation at the same time
and leave us in the same predica
ment as at present.
The law should state that an ap
peal to the full court, means an ap
peal to a court actually full, and
not to a majority of the judges
Another ruling of the Court of the
same nature, which the law should
correct, is concerning the presiding
Justice at jury trials. The present
Court holds that it is proper for a
Judge who has decided the case in a
lower Court, to preside at tho trial
of the case upon appeal from his
decision to a jury. As a presiding
.Justice has a very matcriul effect
upon the decision rendered, it is
manifest that the object, of an appeal,
which is to have the case rc-hcard
before an unprejudiced tribunnl, has
With a Court consisting of live
Judges, improper decisions of single
Judges mo much more likely to be
reversed than at present, and Justice
will more surely be meted out.
Life hath no blessings like a pru
THE REPORT OF THE FINANCE COM
MITTEE. The report does not deal in gener
alities nor waste space in telling
what might, could, would or should
have been done, but is for tho most
part a succession of statements .of
facts, as found by the committee.
As the report is too long to publish
entire in our colums. wo will give n
condensed statement of the principal
The opening statement is, that
"the investigations have entailed
unusual care and labor by reason of
the confusion of account1 and dis
crepances in some instances, and of
payments for sonic objects having
been made from different appropria
tions, and from the many improper
disbursements which have demanded
the most rigorous scrutiny."
UKrAimiuxT or Tin: attoiinkv oi;x-
"The books were well kept and
the balances correct. ' ' The accounts
of tho Sheriffs .of Kauai and Maui
commended themselves to the com
mittee, but those of the Sheriff of
Hawaii were not as satisfactory, in
some cases his vouchers oven being
wanting. "The item of payment for
legal services for attorneys to appear
for him and prosecute police court
cases appeared frequently. With
the large number of police ofliccrs
in Uilo, it would seem strange that
none of them were competent to
attend ordinary police com t proscu-
Lighting the streets of Honolulu
'The accounts of the expendi
tures of the appropriations for "Ap
prehension of Criminals," "Inci
dentals.'" and "Criminal Expenses."
were surprising ; we found that no
less than $7,1-10 had been paid from
these appropriations for legal ser
vices, of which all but $350 was paid
during the last ten months of the
period. Fees for civil cases, such
as the mandamus case in the matter
of the Bonds, the matter of the
Gazette charter, advice to F. II.
llayselden tax assessor, matter of
the Tax Appeal Board, and similar
matters, wove charged to criminal
expenses. On the Mth day of De
cember, 1883, $500 were, paid from
this fund for fees in the mandamus
case. February 20lh, 1883, there is
a charge of $3G for engrossing
Patents of Royal tj charged to the
incidentals; the subscriptions paid
to the P. C. Advertiser for the
Attorney General's and Marshal's
offices, amounted to $70 55 ; another
item. May 12tli, 1883, is $11 35,
paid for costs in the case of Lam
Pong vs. R. F. Bickerton. We
understand this was a civil action
for which Judge Bickerton was per
sonally responsible. September 2 Dili,
1883, $75 is charged for payment to
W. L. Wilcox for acting as police
judge; this should have been paid
by Judge Bickerton, for whom the
service was rendered. February 11th,
1881, the. Attorney General, Paul
Neumann, drew $100 for traveling
expenses to Kauai to attend tho
Circuit Court; the usual charge for
the Kauai term being from $25 to
$30. The charges for express hire
were very light until the three months
ending March 31st, 1881, when in
the Attorney General's olflce alone
$158 was paid for that object.
Among other expenditures we find
$d00 paid to Capt. Tripp, and $80
to one Carson (an employee of the
P. (J. Advertiser') for certain fruit
less secret service expeditions.
Under the appropriation of the
Apprehension of Criminals we found
two items charged, of SI 00 each,
which were most improper ; the first
was for fees to attorneys for defend
ing two Chinese constables, Akana
and Akiona, charged with crime.
They both were well paid officers
and able to pa' their own expenses.
The other was a similar charge, for
defending Caspar and Bernett, at
Ililo, charged with perjury and
homicide. The appropriation was
for the apprehension of criminals,
not for their protection..
Tin: aiimi:d roitOE
Contingent Fund, appropriated fort,
the Islands of Hawaii, Maui and
Kauai showed a very largo expendi
ture, and wholly disproportioned to
the results shown. Moi cover, tho
armed force had been established
upon Oahu, and tho greater part of
the expenditures made here, con
trary to the terms of the appropriation.
Ono item charged to this appro
priation calls for our unqualified
censure, that is, $1,200 paid to the
Department of Foreign Affairs to
pay the balance of freight on ord
nance. The Department of Foreign
Affairs had an appropriation of
$15,000 for purchase of ordnance,
which had been expended, and a bill
of $2,377 73 for freight remained to
be paid, and the Minister of Foreign
Affairs called for, and the 'Attorney
General paid, the $1,200. teas a
direct transfer from one depart
ment to another, regardless of
law." The lotal expense amounts
"Wc noted that higher prices
were paid for hay for the horses
than paid during the same period by
Capt. J. II. Brown, under the Board
of Health, for the horses used upon
the streets. Tho average price paid
by the Board of Health was $12.50
per ton less than the other, and tho
hajr for the armed forco. was bought
in much larger quantities. Tho whole
sum paid for hay and feed for the
horses, is $G,590.82. It appears to
the Committee that there has been
cither gross negligence or unfair
dealing m the matter. Many other
items of less importance seemed to
indicate lavish expenditure. Your
Committee arc of opinion that the
force is unnecessarily expensive, and
as organized is of very little value,
and would reconunendthat nofurther
appropriation be made for the
Before concluding with the At
torney General's department, we
would agaiu remark upon the fact
of the large and unauthorized ex
penditures for legal services em
ployed by the Attorney General.
From May 14, 1883, to December
1, 1883, there was no Attorney
General, and that was doubtless the
occasion of paying large fees to
lawyers not connected -with tho Gov
ernment; but since the present in
cumbent took the office we fail to
see the necessity for paying $-100 per
month for such outside help. During
t he period the salary for the clerk of
the Attorney General has been at
the rate of $500 per year more than
ever before, and the criminal pro
secutions which have required the
attention of the Attorney General
have been less than during the pre
The Attorney General has cctainly
had much time to devote to a
lucrative private practice.
Until the last period the clerk of
the Attorney General has always
been a person competent to perform
the duties of deputy, and there was
no difficulty in obtaining tl'te services
of such a clerk even at the former
salary. And we believe that a com
petent clerk can now be obtained for
the present salary to assist the At
torney General, and if the Attorney
General will devote himself to his
duties no further legal assistance
will be required."
department ok Tin: judiciaky.
" Order and system prevail in this
department." About the only item
deemed worthy of comment is the
expenditure of $150 for three gowns
for the Justices of tho Court.
Tim makshai.s ofitci:.
"Ihc ledger accounts were not
properly posted and balanced." The
practice of paying informers from
forfeited bails is adhered to, and is
improper. "The system of paying
all fines and penalties into the Treas
ury, and meeting rewards to in
formers and other criminal expenses
from the appropriate fund should be
strictly maintained." The system
of reports by the Sheriffs is good
and carefully observed.
The amount due the Oahu Prison
on uncollected biUs for labor of
prisoners is $8,405, of which $2,440,
is for labor at the Palace; $11G on
Coronation accounts, and the bal
ance on sundry accounts. Tho
Marshal stated that ho had been
unable to l collect these accounts,
and had placed thein with the Attorney-General,
but nothing had
OFFICE OK (JOVEItKOK OK 0AIIU.
"No accounts appear to bo kept
in this of lice, except the expendi
ture for tho military, which accounts
camo under the Department of For
eign Affairs. A chock book was
found, from which drafts requiring
the signature of the Governor of
Oahu were drawn. Tho Committee
observed that in more than one in-
stance part payment in advance, on
account of commissions, had been
made to assessors before t tho tax
collectors had rendered their reports.
This seemed to the Coininilte to be
noAiti) or ciknt.ai.ooy.
The appropriation for this put pose,
$10,000, has all been expended.
The Governess of Hawaii pocketed
$0,171, and the Advertiser and
J'Jlcle gobbled $585 more. $308
was paid to "sundry carpenters,"
and the balance divided
men, for what, docs not appear
TrusDAY, June 17. Continued.
On re-assembling after recess, Mr.
Kaulukou gave notice of a bill to
provide a salary for the Registrar of
Conveyances, and that all fees re
ceived in that department be paid
to the Treasury as a Government
Mr. W. O. Smith moved the order
of the day. Carried.
Second reading of a bill to amend
Section 1i)8 of the Civil Code, re
lating to Public Markets. Referred
to Committee on Government Lands.
Second reading of a bill for the
holding of an additional term of the
Third Judicial Circuit Court. Pass
ed to encrossment, and will be read
a third time on Monday.
Second reading of a bill to pro
mote mail communication between
Hawaii and the United States of
Mr. W. O. Smith said he decided
ly opposed the bill. We have been
paying $1,000 a month subsidy, and
hero is the Oceanic Steamship Co.
wanting us to give them $1,000 a
month. This new company has for
reasons of some kind or other,
caused the Pacific Mail Co. to refuse
to carry passengers to and from the
port. A resolution is before the
House asking for a statement of the
privileges received from the Govern
ment by this new company, as yet
no report has been received. If the
bill is referred to a committee, this
report would be considered with the
bill. Strong and plain reasons must
be shown before the House grant
$90,000 for two years to pay any
Mr. Kaulukou said that the old
company only let their boats stay
here for a few hours, while this new
company's remain over a wo ok. and
it is proper they should have a
larger subsidy. If they do receive
water and wharfage free, they spend
a great deal of monej-, and give
employment to many here. The
new line is a great benefit to the
community, and he was in favor of
granting the subsidy.
Mr. Kauhane moved the bill be
indefinitely postponed. The last
speaker had mentioned benefits but
not drawback's. A kind of monop
oly line seems to be the plan, and
no doubt this Oceanic Compaivy
wants to bo king among steamship
lines. A number of sailing vessels
have stopped running between tho
two ports, and now I see numbers
of men hanging round doing nothing
scarcely. The boats of this new
company only stay a week, conse
quently these men have to bo idle a
good many days, whereas before,
the constant arrivals and departures
of sailing vessels kept thorn pretty
much occupied all the time. As
soon as this lino gets a monopoly
then they will make, their charges
just what they like.
Mr. Wideinann moved the bill be
referred to a select committco of
seven. The question is, can we
afford to pay nearly $100,000 sub
sidy for two years, also, whether by
giving this line the subsidy, wc
should exclude the other lino con
necting us with, Australia. The
question is a very grave one for
Mr. G. Brown said in the recent
investigations by tho Finance Com
mittee, they had obtained a quantity
of very useful information bearing
directly on this subject. Wo shall
bo able to give a full report in a
fow days if referred to us.
Aftor further discussion tho bill
was referred to tho following Select
Committco : Messrs. Aliolo, Kau
nainano, Dole, Bishop, G. Brown,
Minister of Financp and Widenian.
Second reading of a bill to amend
Section 782 of tho Civil Code relat
ing to timo and place of holding
L:uuu.,ui.iLt'jjiMi.u'a."-'"vi1,-J"w-"'-' : .. :. ;
Second reading of a bill to amend
Section 1477 of the Civil Code relat
ing to Kuleanas,
Third reading' of a bill to regulate.
the practice of law in Police and
District Courts. A short discussion
had taken place on this bill, when
tho House adjourned at 3.30 o'clock.
Wednesday, Ji'xn 18.
The House assembled at 10 a. m.
Aftor prayer, as very few members
were present, Mr. Knlua moved ad
journment until 1 o'clock. The
motion was lost and the Secretary
soon afterwards read the minutes of
the preceding day which wore con
firmed. Mr. W. O. Smith asked for the
report of the Ministers on a resolu
tion passed two weeks ago, for a
statement of the cost of foreign
Mr. Gibson said the report had
been made, it was very short and
would bo presented to-morrow morn
ing. Mr. F. Brown offered a resolution
that $2,500 be appropriated for
opening a road from Puuloa to Wai
manalo, district of Ewa. Referred
to Committee on Government Lauds.
Mr. Nawahi, a resolution that the
copies of the Supreme Court Judges
decisions, relating to leprosy and
oaths of allegiance, be loaned to
them for a few days in order to
allow them to make a copy to place
on record. Carried.
The honorable member also offered
the following resolutions: $5,000
for a maiket house at Ililo ; $1,000
for street lamps for the streets, city
of Ililo; $15,000 for a custom
house at Ililo. Laid on table.
Mr. Kanealii, $300 for a lock-up
at Ulunalakua. Maui. Laid on table.
Mr. Palohau gave notice of a bill
to facilitate the recovery of stolen
property. Read first time, on sus
pension of the rules, and passed to
Mr. Aholo read, first time, a bill
to regulate the pay of laborers serv
ing under contracts. Referred to
The Hon. member also called at
tention to a proclamation in this
morning's Pae Ainu, inviting all
persons interested in the welfare of
the country to be present in large
numbers, and hear how the public
money has been wasted. If there
is going to be a great crowd some
provision ought be made. Mr. Ka
lua had told people in Wailuku that
he was not able to purchase a
revolver, as all the people who were
coining here had bought them all up.
Some member might say something
in the House at which these spectators
might make a demonstration. He
thought the Government generally
issued proclamations, but it seems
the newspaper editors do so.
Mr. Kalua was in favor of all his
colleague had said. He had heard
on the street corners that it was not
particularly to the Finance Commit
tee's report, but to the Bank Bill
that there might be violence used.
He thought it would be best to have
a squad o,f police present.
Mr. Nawahi said it was evident
that some of the members were
afraid of receiving a thrashing or
being eaten up. When people out
side hear of his motion if will
aggravate them all tho more. He
hoped the motion would be with
drawn. Mr. Dole moved as an amendment
that tho assembly do now laugh. He
knew of no Legislative Asscmby in
the world that is afraid of its own
people. If wo are to bo broken up,
let us bo broken up.
Mr. Mott Smith moved the order
of the day. Carried.
Third reading of a bill to regulate
tho practice of law in the Poluo and
District Courts. Indefinitely post
poned: A motion to re-consider the
vote was lost. ,
Third reading of a bill to amend
Section 17 and 18, Chapter 55 of the
Penal Code. Passed.
Third reading of a bill to amend
Chapter 32, session laws of 1882,
to regulate the carrying of passen
gers and freight, and the letting to
hire of carriages district of Honolulu.
Third reading of a bill to repeal
sections (5, 7 and 8, relating to the
carrying of passengers between the
Islands of this Kingdom. Passed.
Third reading of a bill to provide
i mi i 'iii hi in i mil i 1 1 i mi i iiniTr
for a bonrd
of prison inspcclois.
A letter was road from the Gov
erness of Hawaii, stating that the
report of the board of genealogy
would bo hud before the House at
an early day, the delay was owing to
the promoted illness of tho secretary.
The House adjourned at 11:15
a. m. until 10 o'clock Thursday
CORRESPONDENCE FROM KAUAI.
EniTon Bulletin : The man who
did the shooting at llanamaulu a
week ago, was arraigned before
Justice. Hapuku, charged with assault
with a deadly weapon. He pleaded
guilty, and was sentenced to ono
year's imprisonment and fine of one
hundred dollars. Both' men were
drunk, of course. They bought their
liquor according to law, and drank
it in u private place, strictly ac
cording to law. This and many
other crimes recorded from time to
time in the Honolulu papers, with
comments wise or otherwise, arc the
natural outcome of the present ini
quitous liquor law. To impeach the
wisdom of the lawmakers by saying .
that the present law is notoriously
bad, is not strictly according to
precedent. Perhaps the police force
ought to bear the blame ! It is well
to have a scape-goat.
Monday Dr. Walters was called
upon to pick a charge of bird-shot
out of a Chinaman's head and
shoulder. This case was purely
Miss Green is successfully con
ducting a private select school at
Lihuc. All the other schools arc
running as usual. Tho next now
departure in Lihuc Union School is
to be the establishment of a sewing
class in the English department. All
of the girls are to be taught plain
sewing as soon as they are larger
and old enough to learn it to advan
tage. The trade winds have returned
after a long absence. They brought
a little rain, but the planters and
ranchers arc like Oliver Twist,
they want "more."
Rev. G B. Rowcll, father of Hon.
W. E. Rowell, is at Koloa danger
ously ill. Dr. J. K. Smith is attend
ing him, and I Jr. Walters oi Liluie,
had also been called in consultation.
Tho maivy friends of Mrs. W. II.
Rice will be pleased to learn that
she is convalescent. Her illness has
been of a serious nature, but there
is now a great improvement.
EXCURSION AND PICNIC !
ON JUIjY -it'll.
Under ihc Auspices of the I. O. G. T., at
Ford's Point, Pearl River !
EST For further particu'ars, seo full Pro
gramme Noxt Week.
My patrons and the public gene
rally aie hen by notified that I
have sold all of my stock in
trade and general business in
terests in thefc Islands 10 Mr.
8. N. SAOILS, who will heie.
after conduct the gencial Fancy
Dry Goods and Millluoiy Busi.
ness, at the old stand 104 Foil
street I bespeak for my sue
cessor the same libcinl patron
age hitherto extended to me.
All claims again t mu will bo
assumed by Mr. Sachs, and all
accounts due mo must be paid
to Mr. Sadie.
A. M. MELLIb.
Honolulu, June II, 1881. 741 2w
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in m the benool uuiiuings. i crms mo
doiate. Address Box 125, Tost Office.
AS I INTEND lcaviugtbis Kingdom,
all porsons are hereby lequested,
to present their claims against mo within
30 days of date, if they have any, at the
office of M. S. Grimbaum & Co.
J. P. MENDONCA.
Honolulu, May 10th, 1884. 717 1m
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free of co9t to any ono who may deshc,
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