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THE DEFENSE OF THE MINISTERS.
The Ministers stood up in one two
three four order yesterday, and
defended themselves against tho
charges of the Finance Committee.
Aud what has their defense
amounted to. Mr. Gibson spoke for
an hour and a quarter, and although
there are the graves! charges of
constitutional infringement, illegal
transfers, and appropriations made
by the Cabinet in direct violation of
law, lie spent more than one-fourth
of his time in talking about the
price of turkeys, and who wore a
bustle and a pair of corsets ; and
said not one word in regard t the
acts which threaten the very auto
nomy -of the Government. His
defense consists of generalization
and taffy, and a recitation of the
iniquities of a former adiiiinitra-.
Minister Kapena made a long
speech, but said simply nothing,
except that he did not believe there
was a man in the House who could
explain the subject of currency.
Poor Kapena; that is just about his
Mr. Neumann is the. only Minis
ter who made any semblance of a
defense. lie gave" a rcsonnblc ex
planation of soirtc of the smaller
items against him, and very in
geniously skipped the large ones. No
other Attorney General has ever had
a deputy in addition to a clerk. But
he has employed a deputy
straight along at an expense of 400
a month, without, any appropriation
therefore ; and his only explanation
is "that tlicic is no law forbidding
him to employ a deputy, and that
when he employs a man he gets a
good one nnd pays him well." He
says not one word about his illegal
transfer of $1200 to the Foreign
OJllcc to pay for ordnance ; and his
participation in the ''cabinet coun
sel" appropriations in defiance of
law are not deemed worthy of men
tion. - Mr. Gulick said that the money
received fi'o'm planters for immi
grants was considered as part pay
ment of the expenses, aud not a
Government realization. Then; is
reason in such a statement, aud it
will pass for an explanation of that
.item; but here ho stopped. No
reason why no books of account arc
kopt in tho Immigration Bureau. No
explanation of tho $5000 discrepancy
in tho Immigration accounts. No
reference (o the 21 accoitntwhich'pmiliccbe laid on'tablc.
do not agree with the finance
Ollce. Nothing about the immense
transfers nnd "Cabinet Resolution"
appropriations. Ik- simply volun
teered Hip information that it was
necessary for the transaction of the
business of the ollloe to spend Sl.'JO
in two months for telephone and
The only charge made by the
renort which the Ministers donv is
the item of 818,000 paid to tho
Advertiser and Elclc, which Mr.
Gibson says should be SI 1,000, and
concerning this, W. O. Smith stated
that he had the vouchers and could
name the departments from which
every dollar of the $18,000 had been
paid to those papers.
The Ministers have not only failed
to exculpate themselves from the
serious charges made against them,
but they have not dcigued to speak
of them, much less justify the acts.
Tnt'iiMY. Juxr. III. Continued.
The next statement Mr. Gibson
referred to was in regard to the ap
pointment of a lady teacher, receiv
ing a higher salary than is generally
paid, and that favoritism seemed to
have been shown. This is an en
tirely untrue statement, f a lady
can be found to 111 I a position, is it
not proper to put them in, and shall
recompense be abated on account of
sex. The Committee also call atten
tion to the School Agent at. "Wailuku,
whose bond only amounts to 83,000,
while.he has in his hand a balance
of over 89,000 cash. I would call
the attention of the House to the
fact that the Chairman of Finance
Committee when registrar of public
accounts, which duties he ably filled,
had only a bond of 810,000 while
he handled thousands of dollars.
Mr. G. Brown interrupted the
Minister, and reminded him that
bonds for registrar were provided
Mr. Gibson continuing, was sure
those thousands were safe without
a bond. The report, says, the
of the Board of Health are
a satisfactory condition, I
number of books here with
made by different hands,
some not in good
shape. In order
to show the Committee the accounts
in good order, 1 got a new book and
re-entered them, but have retained
the old book. The next item I refer
to is the bill of Mr. Dodd for
omnibus hire 82-15. 7f, and Mrs.
llayselden for 2 months' rent of
house 822i5. I wish the Commitce
had spoken to me about this, as I
could have explained these matters,
and not made it necessary for them
to publish them in the report. The
'bus was for the eight Sisters of
Charity, to carry them from Kaka
ako to their church, to attend mass
which is obligatory with them, and 1
wish to God we all had faith like
these ladies. It was very self-sacrificing
on their part to look after the
poor lepers, and the Government
could not do otherwise than bear
this expense. The rent of the
hpuse was nlo for the sisters, to
shelter Uiem until accommodations
were completed at Ivakaako, the
house was furnished, and they had
the services of two Portuguese.
The report says we have spent
money without legal authority for
public buildings and soundings.
There was a Loan Act for borrowing
money to bo spent in various ob
jects. The Ministers do not feel
that they have made any mis-appropriation
of legal funds. There is a
great deal to be said and my col
leagues will answer for themselves.
Before I close, I must refer to
one unfortunate slap at me. That
is flip item of $18,170.02 paid to
P. C. A. and JSlelc. I must say
this statement, is a gross misrepre
sentation, as the whole amount paid
is only 811,5300. The report says
the Gazette has only received
$3,91.!)2, but J can show it was
paid about $0,000 which includes
the printing for the Legislative
Session of 1882. I would call at
tention to tho fact that tho Commit
tee concludes its report without one
word of expression of hope for tho
welfare of tho country.
Tho House took a recess at 12 :lfi
until 1 ;80 i m.
After recess Minister G ibson moved
that thcKcport of thc'Financc Com-
Mr. Dole moved that it be ac
cepted. Mr. Nakaloka moved that it be in
Mr. Aholo thought the committee
wore not yet ready, tho other mem
bers of the Cabinet ought to say
Minister Kapena then spoke in Ha
waiian for about half an hour, get
ling quite warm. He evidently was
very nervous and trembled from
head to foot.
Minister Neumann said, ho was
comparatively a stranger among
them, and was ungraciously re
minded of it the other day but. not
bv one of the Hawaiian members.
It is not necessary to be here more
than a month to be as well posted
as if he had been a year. Ho came
.here to engage in private business,
but it had pleased His Majesty to
appoint him to a Cabinet Office. lie
accepted the position and concluded
to look into the department, to which
he intended to strictly confine his
remarks. He found in accepting
this ofllcc that he had committed an
almost unpardonable sin, a crime
for which here is the indictment,
(holding up a copy of the report,)
but 1 except to the panel. There
never was in parliamentary History
an instance of all the minority hold
ing a grand jury inquest. The Pre
sident in selecting the Committee
had done as he thought best for the
country. The Finance Committee
have the functions of a grand jury,
but they should do their work fairly
and without partiality. This ar
rangement may be without the result
the gentlemen wish for. Personally,
I do not care, the report does not
affect me, they flatter me by saying
my private practice is so lucrative,
I can do without it. It was not the
duty of the Committee to sneak
round like a jackals and see what
they could nose and sneak ont, but
to seek out any abuses existing in
the Government. When the mem
bers have divested themselves of
their hatred, they will be ashamed
of themselves. The report is a
damaging document to them. I do
not waive the point, 1 only arrived a
year agy, with all my newness, I
say that the gentlemen who sent the
report in have misunderstood their
mission. There arc gentlemen in
town much better versed in Ha
waiian law than myself, a few of
them belong to the opposition. The
corruptness of the Ministry and how
it had betrayed its trusts had been
commented upon by the papers, and
the streets were full of it. He
thought the report was more of an
indictment of the P. (J. Advertiser
than of the Ministry. The Minister
then went on at considerable length
reviewing the different items in his
department which the Committee
had specially mentioned. Our limited
space cause us to be obliged to omit
Minister Gulick said he had not
had long experience in official work,
and need hardly state the circum
stances under which lie took office.
He would be as brief as possible.
He then went on to comment on the
report with regard to Immigration,
the Post-ofllcc and the Road Super
vising, which, he said, the Cabinet
were painfully aware, was not satis
factory. With regard 1o tho item
for telephones he would say they had
been pf great use to the department,
and considerably used. There arc
many points T would like to refer to,
lut they are of a similar nature.
Mr. W. O. Smith said the Com
mittee had sought faithfully and
honestly to lay before the public,
the expenditures of the country. We
are fully aware our report is only a
meagre one, but it speaks for itself,
and every noble and representative
can read and draw his own conclu
sions. During the argument of four
hours thero is but one single item
which has been stated to be correct.
That the Ministry do not agree with
the committee is to bo expected.
, Only one item they say is not fact.
and that refers to the P, C. Adver
tiser and Elele, The report says
$18,000 was paid those papers whilo
Minister Gibson .says it is less than
$12,000, I will say that I can sub
stantiate every item, dollar, voucher
and cent which is paid. The
Committee asked the Gazette
and Press tov give full particulars,
of sums received by them from tho
Government; and wo go by their
statements ; if there is a mistatc wo
Mr. Gibson says that unfairness
1ms been shown in that the Ministers
have not been asked for any par
ticulars. I will slate there is not a
department, tho committee visited
but what the head was first spoken
to bef6rc the examination.
Minister Gibson asked if any of
the committee had spoken to him.
Mr. Smith said he had been spoken
to. and his secretary look the com
mittee through the ofllccs and pointed
things out to us. That liter commit
tee should be abused and impugned
is no surprise. We were often in
terrupted in our duties, hut our mo
tives have been faithful. Tuo Min
ister has spent considerable time
talking about turkeys and corsets,
and I say, for shame on His Ma
jesty's Minister, with these charges
before him, to devote his time to
such trilling matters. The Minister
referred to it being a mournful fact
that the committee did not indulge
in his sentiments of 1882 in his re
port We might have concluded by
saying, God save the King, the peo
ple and the country after what we
had found. He tells us of his good
intentions : Hell is paved with good
intentions; what we want i.s fair
dealings in transactions in this Gov
ernment. Minister Kapena has
talked some but. lie didn't say much.
The Attorney General has made the
best defense and I respect him for
it. He has fought well as a defend
ant in a criminal indictment. The
tendency of the whole thing is to
wards lavishness, and that, is what
this country lias not been used to.
The Attorney General has said very
little about the most important items
of his department mentioned in the
report. Minister Gulick has been
more frank than discreet. He may
well confess ignorance and not be
able to explain things. The history
of this Ministry is known to this
House and to the whole country.
The most salient points in the report
have hardly been touched on, they
have dwelt on insignificant trifles.
These matters have stirred the whole
country as never any previous admin
istration did. The country has
never had such corrupt contracts as
made by this Government. The
facts stated should condemn any
Ministry to oblivion, but tne' pass
Uiem by. As Representatives it is
our duty to look into this for the
people, they have no other resource.
Mr. Dole said he had watched the
Ministry from beginning to end, and
expected more defence from them.
There has been nothing denied of
any consequence, simply a few items.
The charges of hostility and personal
feeling made against the committee
have had no effect on my mind.
There is one of its members at least,
elected to support this Ministiy, but
the irregularities disclosed do not
warrant him to whitewash anything.
In law, if a man don't deny he ad
mits. I believe the people are not
proud of the past two years. The
expenditure for bridges has been
disreputable. The Attorney Gen
eral reproves others of his own pro
fession for not taking office with this
Cabinet. That shows how much he
knows about the constitution. The
Minister of Interior's explanation
was very weak. No business house
could stand a week after showing a
report like this. Right is the foun
dation of all constitutional rights.
This Ministry has been tried in the
balance and found wanting, it don't
weigh anything. This matter is hos
tile to the permanence of this Gov
ernment. The Ministry in their
transactions have been profligate,
Mr. Gibson has a hungry ten-
ancy, his family have been the
gainers. Contracts were given to
one of his connections, an office
raised another. How can we trust
sued a man? IIo does not deny it,
therefore it is admitted. Unless 1
could deny such a report if I were
a Minister, I could never hold up
my head again in tho community.
The Committee has done its duty, if
thero are any mistakes, they arc honest
ones. My constituents told mo to
investigate, and if reports they had
read of in tho papers were truo, for
me to condemn the Ministers. I
promised lo do so, and would have
been pleased to endorse the Minis
try, but I cannot do it.
Minister Gibson said fault had
becauso Iho Ministers
have not touched on all points of
the report. 1 spent an hoiir this
morning, but there is so little charge
no charge of Avroug, or enibczzlc
ltinnl. In warrant the words of the
last speaker. iThe man charge
seems to be the transfer of money
from one department to another.
The Hon. member says 1 am hun
gry, for gold, if so 1 have an apti
tude for spending it. The contracts
were awarded to a skillful man, a
good architect, sonic of Uiem I
regarded as hastily made, but
had nothing whatever to do with
.them, and the man who received the
benefits from them, and whose
family are now enjoying them, is
dead. The Minister then went on
to comment on various items, nut
nothing new was elicited.
Mr. Widcmann moved the Com
mittee rise and report progress, and
ask to sit again. The motion was
carried and the House soon after
Friday, .Icni: 20.
The House assembled at 10 a. m.
AfteT prayer by the Chaplain, the
minutes of the preceding day were
read and approved.
Mr. Dole, from Judiciary Com
mittee, reported on the petitions re
lating lo a Police Justice, District of
Makawno, the same belaid on table;
relating to fishing rights, District of
Ilamakua, be laid on table ; relating
to the claims of W. Wright against
the Board of Health, be laid on
table ; relating to prisoners working
on roads in their own districts, be
laid on table ; relating to the sale oF
liquors to minors and women, be rc
f cried to select committee as fol
lows : Messrs. AVidcmann, Palohau,
Kaulukou, W. O. Smith and Na
walii. Mr. Kaulia offered a resolution
that the Committee having in con
sideration the bill to amend Section
198 of the Civil Code, present a
report on the same without delay.
Mr. G. Brown, as Chairman of
the Committee on the above bill,
informed the House he had only
received the bill the previous day.
The resolution was laid on table.
Mr. Kaucalii read first time a bill
relating to the second Judicial Cir
cuit Court at Lahaina.
Mr. Palohau moved suspension of
the rules and the bill be read a
second lime by its title.
Mr. Aholo moved it be rejected.
Thebill was finally rejectedi.
Mr. Nawahi moved the order of
the day. Carried.
Consideration of the report of the
President Rhodes said when this
Assembly did me the honor of elect
ing me to preside over its delibera
tions, 1 had made up my mind not
to take part in any of the discus
sions of this House, but to confine
myself to the duties of the chair
man, and I intend to adhere to that
resolution, without I am dragged
into debate. But the remarks made
by the Minister, of Foreign Affairs
impeaching' my honor, compels me
lo come before this Assembly. I
have been attacked on two different
occasions, once by the Minister and
by one of his friends. I have not
said anything, but this is the proper
place for me to defend myself. The
Ministers said last evening that I
had been guilty of partiality in ap
pointing the Finance Committee.
Later he said something which
seemed like damning with faint
praise. I have to the best of my
judgment and ability," acted with
the greatest impartiality in the 1
Assembly.' In his opening speech
the Minister said there were
five persons on the Committee
oppsscd to him, later in tho after
noon he said, there was only four,
and that I had selected them on ac
count of their hostility to the Cabi
net. I deny tho impeachment en
tirely. The books being all kept in
English it requires men well ac
quainted with that language, and
well posted in accounts to servo on
a Finance Committee I had no
difficulty' in selecting members for
this Committee at this session. As
tot he motives by which tho Committee
have been guided, 1 knew nothing,
when I appointed them but now I
know they are opposed to tho Cabi
net. Tho Minister has himself to
thank for those gentleman being on
the Committee. Everyone knows that
tho Minister himself interfered with
elections and got members elected.
tJmiiiMUMwm',vui - Jiu)z.iv'iuzvx?,
tho time of the elections the
air was almost polluted by stories of
moneys going to the other Islands
for election purposes. 1 heard of it.
1 don't gossip. The Minister has
been called to account for treating
the members at his house during the
present session. 1 was a staunch
friend of his at one lime, and ad
mired his talents, but I cannot do so
now for the way he has estranged
his friends and those who would as
sist him. r was a member of the
Board of immigration, but the Min
ister compelled me to go off by his
arbitrary actions, lie is so insulting
that no person could remain
with him. I was also on the
Board of Education but it was the
same there. 1 am sorry the talents
ol the iMuustcr liuvo neon so mis
applied. Mr. Dole has pointed out
there has been five Ministers of In
terior, and I will add there have
been three Attorney General during
the Ministers term of office, yet the
country is full of capable lawyers.
The reason Mr Preston leftwns the in
terference with his duties
Government, as it stands, is
bad apple, rotten at the core. What
I have said is simply in self defence.
Mr. Godfrey Brown spoke as fol
lows : His Majesty's Ministers have
termed this report an indictment.
My understanding of the term in
dictment is that it is what is presented
against criminals ; that it is a crimi
nal proceeding, in fact. Now, if the
Attorney General wishes to place
himself and his colleagues in this
position, of course I have no objection
My understanding is that the func
tions of the Finance Committee are
to make a report to the House of the
financial acts and proceedings of the
Ministry, and the report of the Fi
nance Committee is a true and faith
ful analysis of the proceedings of
His Majesty's Ministers. We naught
extenuate, and naught set down in
malice, although the report is neces
sarily honeycombed with unpleasant
and unpalatable truths.
Yon may remark, Mr. Chairman,
that not a single statement has been
cantradicted, nor a single
impugned. We have the dale
the proof of every voucher.
His Excellcncey the Attorney
General has been pleased to Com
ment off the personnel of the Finance
Committee, and lo reflect on the
appointments of the President of this
Assembly. His remarks were as
impertinent as they were uncalled
for. His excellency has also in
formed us tlial,he did not know much
about Hawaiian law, but that he
spoke English pretty well for an
American. I do not doubt the
assertion. 1 presume that he also
speaks Hebrew pretty Well for a
His statement regarding his want
of knowledge of Hawaiian law has
been so well demonstrated to this
House, that the confession of Ids
ignorance will doubtless be heartilly
indorsed by and meet the unqualified
approval of the members' of the
His Excellenc3''s ignorance of
Hawaiian law doubtless prompted
him to engage the services of an able
lawyer at a salary of $400 per month.
Now, if this valublc employee had
devoted his spare time to teaching
the Atlonej' Ucneral tho usee of
polite English, our ears might possi
bly not have been offended with the
vulgar language and scurrilous re
marks which his Excellency has seen
fit to inflict upon us. The House,
perhaps, would not have begrudged
the payment for tuition if Mr. Whit-
ling had spent his time in reading
Lord Chesterfled's letters
Hon. Attorney General
His Excellency lias explained the
various disbursements of which we
have given a summary, but he has
not disproved a single figure. The
really important matter in his de
partment; that is the transfer of
81,200 to the Department of For
eign Affairs he did not oven allude
to, but His Exccllonc' the Minister
of Foreign Affairs stated the
amount was drawn to meet a drft of
the Hawaiian Consul in Vienna.
This statement is utterly untrue, for
the money was paid to II. Hackfeld
& Co. of Honolulu for freight, on
The Minister of Finance says that
the statement on pago 11 of the
report, with reference to tho dispo
sition tho funds realized under
the Loan Act, is incorrect. I can
only excuse this statement on the"
ground of His Excellency's inability
to understand Iho accounts of his
own department, as tho books of tho
Finance, Department show our state
ment to be perfectly correct. This
fact can bo easily demonstrated by
an analysis of the accounts.
Tho Minister of Finance has also
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