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THE UNDE1MGNLD have .foi inert
u copaiinei nip uihUt tho 11 in
n.inif of ' HIKE KB US & Co." tin- tl o
purpose of cm tying on a general bank,
in); anil exchange hiislnc s at II nuilulu,
and such other placed In tho llawnllan
Kingdom as may be deemed uilvNii' lis
(Signed) GLAUS SVRVA KE1.S.
" " Wm G. IHWIN.
" F. F. Ij jW.
Honolulu, Jan. llili, 1M84.
Referring to the above wo beg to In
form the business public that we are
prcparo.1 to make loans, discount upprov.
cd notes, and purchase exchange at the
best cunent latci. Our arrangements
for celling exchange on the ptlncipal
points in the United LStitcs, Europe,
China, Japan and Australia are being
made, and -when perfected, rduc notice
will bo given. We shall also be prcpai ed
to receive deposits on open account,
make collections, and conduct u gcneial
oanunig and exchange business.
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BISHOP & Co., BANKERS,
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NEW YORK, BOSTON, HONG KONG.
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Tho Commercial Rank Co., of Sydney,
The Commercial Bank Co., of Sjdney,
The TJank of New Zealand: Auckland,
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THE IAIffvY lIVIiLETISf
can be had lroin
J. M. Oat, .Jr, & Co Mci chant st.
T. G. Tlnum Mcichantst.
Plodgcd to neither Sect nor Party.
But eatibllahed for tho benefit of all.
MONDAY, JUNE 23. 1S8L
THIS EVENINC'S DOINGS.
Mass Meeting, Lyceum, 7:30.
Band, Emma Square, 7:30.
Algaroba Lodge, I.O.G.T., 7:30.
Harmony Lodge, I.O.O.F., 7:30.
Book-keeping class Y M. C. A.
Lyons & Levey will sell at 12 M.,
HON. H. A. WIDEMANN.
"Wc extemd the right band of
fellowship to the Honorable II. A.
Widemann. He stands among the
Nobles, pre-eminent, as the only one
who has taken a bold outspoken
course against the Ministry, denounc
ing in the strongest terms the mon
strous "Cabinet Resolution" appro
priation scheme of the Cabinet, and
declaringly firmly and strongly for
honest, decent, lairful administra
tion. Would that there were more
such men in the House of Nobles,
instead of the milk and water, bread
and butter incompetents that occupy
some ofithe seats therein.
Mr. "Widemann deserves the thanks
of every Hawaiian citizen, for the
manly course he has pursued.
"ADVERTISER" AND MR. NEU
The attempt of this morning's
Advertiser to justify the rampant
blackguardism of Mr. Neumann's
speech, is as disgraceful to itself as
it is unfair to Mr. Brown. We have
been compelled to disapprove of
many things in the Advertiser, but
we never expected to see that
journal sink to the level where the
Attorney-General put himself last
Saturday afternoon. His harrangue
was without any exception the most
scurrilous, abusive and positively
indecent of any that has over dis
graced our legislative hall. Mr.
Brown's speech has been reported
very fully and the public can judge
of its quality. They arc not likely
to have a similar opportunity with
reference to the speech of the Attorney-General.
No paper, not
even tho Advertiser, dare report
the language ho used in the House.
In tho name of common decency,
we thank Mr. Dole for intefering to
stop the disgraceful exhibition.
This man came here but a year
a perfect stranger to this com
munity. His character Was un
known, and ho had it within his
power to make for himself what
record he would. He has made a
record. Uo stated before the As
samblyon Saturday, that he admitted
that no right exieted by which any
power other than the Legislature
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could appropriate public funds, niut
that lie had advised the Jiiny and
Cabinet to appropriate money under
authority of " Cabinet licsolu
tions." His record does not stop here.
Once befoie during this session, hi
has been compelled to take his seat
for using insulting and sctinilous
language in the House, but his
effoils in this ditection culminated
last Sa uvday. Leaving the subjoit
under debate, he spent twenty
minutes in making a vindictive and
abusive personal attack upon God
frey Brown, Chairman of thc.Financc
Committee, and took occasion to
point his remarks and insult the
House and some half dozen ladies
sitting within ten feet of him, by
relating a story too indecent to
appear upon the pages of any reput
able newspapci. Paul Neumann is
makinsc for himself a black lccord.
THE PRINCIPLE INVOLVED IN COUNTE
NANCING CABINET RES0LTUI0NS.
This community rises as one man
when such iniquities as the Bank
Charter are forced upon it, and the
voice of the press is unanimous
But when such enormities as the
illegal diversion of public funds by
authority only of that Ministerial
fiction, a Cabinet resolution, are
made known, a large portion of the
community stand by and say, "this
is not our concern, let the opposition
and the Ministry fight it out by
themselves;" and the papers who
will fight the Bank Charter to the
last breath, assume a judicial tone,
and wait to see how the vole goes.
Perhaps they can decide better upon
the venality of the Ministci ial posi
tion when the' see how Bush and
Walker vote, and aie deferring their
judgment until Keau and Aholo and
other Ministerial tools have spoken.
Is it possible that the citizens of
Honolulu do not comprehend the
character of Cabinet Resolutions?
It simplj means that four men who
have the confidence of no one, are
to have the sole disposal of some
two or three millions a year, with
the power of patronage and ap
pointment incident thereto. It
means that no principle of law, or
regard for honest lawful adminis
tration, need be taken into consider
ation by the Government. It means
that we are to have no political free
dom, and no voice in the disposition
and management of the public
funds. Is it possible that the citi
zens of Honolulu care more for
their pockets than they do for poli
If so, they will live to rue the
day, for if the action of this Cabi
net is endorsed, the pockets of the
public will yet be made to feel the
Saturday, Juki: 21. Continued.
On re-assembling after recess,
Minister Gibson said, I regret to ob
serve in this discussion, there are
many of the minor reports of tho
Committee continue to be harped
upon, and therefore I intend to
refer to them. The first is the item of
$384.32 paid to the P. C. Adver
tiser twice. This was explained to
the Committee. Owing to changes
of officers in the Foreign and JJ. C.
A. offices, the new manager of the
latter office thought the bill had not
been paid and presented it to the
new Secretary of tho Foreign Office,
he paid it. I did not know any
thing of the transaction, and as
soon as the error was discovered,
the money was returned. The next
item is $50 on account of the
Fishery Exhibition, said to be in
the Acting-Secretary's hands. Cer
tain purchases were made for the
Museum, this amount was balance
unexpended, and it was being kept
on purpose to purchase a few more
articles on the arrival of the Kaluna
from the South Seas. I told the
Acting Secretary to ret urn the amount
but he neglected to do so. All I
can say is 1 have taken pains not to
retain one dollar of tho public money,
and I regret this money was not
returned earlier. As soon as an
error was discovered it was cor
rected. Thero is no ncccssit' to
dwell upon this matter as if I had
mado n mistake intentionally. Stress
has been made that 1 per cent, addi
tional had been paid to tax assessors.
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With regard to this district it was
thought a little advance should bo
made, as there was going to be a
lirge decrease in thu taxation of the
city. But the real estate was brought
up so as to nearly cover the loss,
uill the Minister of Finance had
made tho laise. The Chairman of
the Committee has made stiiclurcs
upon mo for having paid out of
public funds for things for corona
tion. As $10,000 was notsullicient.
a fund for incidental expenses was
provided, which was tantamount to
820,000 being provided by the
Assembly. All the bills referred
to were to provide a proper
celebration of that great event,
the coronation. 1 was sorry to
recognize in the Chairman's re
marks, a strong bitter expression
towards myself. It was a surprise
to me and I regret its manifestation.
Commenting upon the remarks I
made about Mr. Keau, he spoke
of them as a slur. I only
spoke of him as the honorable mem
ber did himself. I spoke courteously
and honorably of the gentleman, and
tho honorable member had no foun
dation for his misrepresentation.
With regard to his word ignoramus
it is a word of his own invention.
In reply to the remarks of the Pres
ident of the Assembly, I make thorn
in all kindness to an honored and
valued fiicnd. I feel lie was mis
lead, affairs must have been misrep
resented to him. He made one rc
maik which struck me painfully,
that I had obtained information from
one of my lieutenants. I deny I
have any lieutenants, I am no cap
tain. I am far from assuming such
authority. He refers to the Board
of Immigration, and says my actions
were so domineeiing he could not
remain. The honorable gentleman
was present when a raise of salary
was voted upon, he voted against it,
his objection was that it was loo
much to give to a lady. I felt sorry
that my honorable friend carried
such an ungallant idea. He hoped
the House would come to a vote on
the report, and would move the com
mittee rise, receive it and lay it on
Mr. Keau said, I am one of the
Finance Committee. I know the
contents of the report. 1 do not
endorse the Committee in everything,
yet I signed the report, knowing that
the points I did not agree to were
only mistakes. I am going to talk
on both sides lo-day. About my
not being able to understand the
English language, is true. I had to
be told by the Committee and kept
Memorandums. Several tilings I do
not endorse because I have no memo
randums of the same. I don't think
the Attornej7 General had any au
thority to transfer $1200 from his
office to Foreign office. If he cant
tell me, I have been able to find out
myself. It was this way ; the four
Ministerc got together and passed a
resolution themselves. The Com
mittee examined the Marshal's office
for about twenty minutes, and were
in the Supreme Court about ten
minutes. I do not think the report
of the Supreme Court is correct, as
an item of $93 paid second Judicial
Court is not mentioned. It ought
to have been found fault with. The
Committee don't sa' the Ministers
have acted dishonestly, but con
demns them for transferring monies.
The Committee in their report do not
ask for the Ministers to be condem
ned. They have not put life monies
into their own pockets, and have not
acted in violation of Article 15 eft the
Minister Neumann In the dis
cussion on the report which is in
every way incomplete, it has been
asked pertinently by Hon. Mr.
Widemann, as to what right the
Minister had to dispose of public
funds without tho consent of the
Legislature. I will answer " No
right." I have explained mat
ters in my own department to tho
satisfaction of tho House. With
regard to the transfer of $1200 I
will explain tho matter. Soon after
I went into office, a gentleman en
gaged in diplomatic mission, in
formed me if proper steps were not
taken in regard to tho state of affairs
on Kauai, one of the men-of-war
vessels of hie government would
have to come hero. Some harm was
expected from Chinese and societies
had been formed. What to do I did
not know, but on consultation with
His Majesty and Cabinet Counoil it
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was decided to send n light fiolxl
pioco to Sheriff Wilcos. Kauai and
one to Sheriff Everett on Maui. I
purchased horses for that specific
use and expected men would be
trained by some one who was there.
Afterwards, I decided notto do any
thing with those thing but wait for
If the Finance
asked me I would
Mr. W. O. Smith If the Minister
icfroslus his memory, he will re
member 1 did ask him, but ho
doesn't say now what he did thou.
Minister Neumann On all occa
sions the honorable member has
ridiculed the idea, and also that of
Mr. Smith Didn't Colonel Judd
think it was dangerous to put aru.s
into such hands. lie was present at
the time I refer to.
Minister Neumann I do not re
member it, I do know that the hono
rable member lias cast so much
ridicule on the Mounted Police, that
I begin to feel like him. It would
have been better for the Finance
Committee to have come and asked
squarely. I claim under the appro
priation act I was perfectly justifi
able in paying out this money as I
did, just as much right as I had to
buy hoises and accoutrements. I am
sorry the President should say that 1
had damned him with faint praise.
As the newspaper reporters arc
pretty correct, I will read from one
of the papers what I did say,
"There had never been known in
parliamentary history of an instance
of the minority holding a grand
jury inquest." That there should
be double meaning in my language
is unjust to me. I have criticised
the " Finance Committee, it was my
business. The President had noth
ing to do with that. I had a right
to criticise the matter. I said, that
if there had been any lawyers on
the Committee, matters would have
been presented different. There
are two good lawyers on the Com
mittee. They spoke like sensible
men. but it was left to a young
David with a sling in his tongue.
Those gentlemen were more able to
defend themselves than the Chair
man of the Committee, perhaps not
so wittingly, but more effectively.
When I read the report I was at a
loss to find where the wit contained
c.tme from. I am not ;:omg to give
the Chairman any credit for what is
sensibly written. I have heard that
he is excellent in low comedy, but I
never saw him in anything until yes
terday. He once occupied an honor
able position in this House now
occupied by another who is more
able, and more discreet in the fulfil
ment of his duties. I will state hy
he was removed. At this point
several of the members rose to a
point of order, and the Chairman
ruled the Minister was out of order.
President Rhodes said, I have
been wickedly assailed, and have
placed in Mr. Smith's hands papers
which will vindicate myself. I ask
that he read them, it will only take
a few minutes, and will show what
credence is to be placed in the
hands of this Ministry.
Mr. Richardson said, I rise to a
point of order, let these outside
matters be dropped.
Mr. Aholo said, this is a matter
of dispute between the President
and the Minister. Lot some day be
set apart for them to settle it.
Mr. Smith eventually read tho
documents which were a copy of the
resolution previously read by Mr.
Gibson, and an extract from the C.
Mr. AVidemann said, I surmise
who the lawyer was that the Attorney-General
alluded to, as he had
conversed with the gentleman on
the same subject. It was Mr. Pres
ton. Ho maintained that the Min
ister of Finance was prohibited from
paying out moneys collected as
taxes for objects mentioned in the
loan fund. Gentlemen, my opini
on is, it is no man's business to take
money out of the Treasury and put
it back into another treasury. That
money js out of your reach, and I
don't see how you can get back con
trol of it. It is out of your control,
and the Ministers spend it as they
Mr. Dole I offer a resolution
that the Committee rise and adopt
the icport with tho following amend
ment: "That the Assembly express
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its' want of confidence in the prc9cnt
Ministry. "Evory time the Ministers
got upon their feet thoy -nnk deeper
and deeper in the mire. They looked
like lassoed bullocks, whjeh the more
they wriggled and squirmed to got
away from their captors, only druw
tho rope tighter round their necks.
So with the Ministers, lie did not
see that they had made any pi ogress
whatever. lie icferred to what the
Attorney General had said about
monev bavins been drawn from the
Treasury for w hi eh there was no ap
propriation. The first day tho inem
beis of the Cabinet barely alluded to
tho more serious charges of the
report. The second day the Minister
of Foreign Affairs does not think that
they have misappropriated public
funds. The third day the Attorney
General frankly admits that thero
is no power under the sun whereby
money can be legally drawn from
the Treasury save the Legislative
Assembly and the Privy Council.
By their own months they are guilty.
Mr. Hitchcock lias quoted from the
Finance report of 1878 when Mr.
Gibson was on the committee. Ho
the loyal servant of His Majesty in
his report did not conclude with,
"God save the King." The Minis
ter of Foreign Affairs may thank
himself that the clause for transfer
of public funds was not a punishable
ciimc, or be would now be working
on the roads in a two-coloured suit of
clothes. The Attorney General has
made an ingenious explanation about
the $1200, I leave it to the House
whether it coes down or not. What
need of explanation before the House
of juggling which is false. The
audience has been amused at the
reference to turkeys in "every speech.
Would it not be appropriate to call
this the turkey cabinet, as they have
shown such a desire to gobble up
public funds. If Mr. Gibson had
attended as well to the interests of
the country as he lias done to tlte
interests of his son-in-law, we would
be all right to-day When Mr. Keau
got up here and tried to ride two
horses at a time I felt sorry for hiin.
It can be done, as I once saw a hoy
in a circus do it. and be did it well.
The honorable member was trying
to ride two going opposite direc
ions, but failed. When the At
torney General ship is vaeant there
will be a chance for Paloliau. I
don't understand the rules of pro
motion, they are too mixed up. Mr.
Gulick was Chief Cleik of the In
terior Department in 1878, now lie
is at the head. Is it to lie wondered
the accounts are in such a state?
Mr. Kapena was raised from Posl-mastcr-Gcneral
to Minister of For
eign Affairs because he could not
master the woi kings of the Post
office Money Older System. Will
the House vindicate such careless
ness as has been shown? Minister
Neumann means well on the whole,
but has not been here loim. He
doesn't care a KalaUaua dollar for
the natives. He is a very good law
yer but an extravagant one. After
six or eight years ho will make a
first-class cabinet ofliccr but he is
not one now. I can show that
these intelligent men have violated
the oaths of their offices, which they
swore to the King. They have de
fended themselves illogically, say
they haven't stole anything, and I
am glad they haven't. They totally
iguoied the Superintendent of Public
Works, a niot disreputable tiling to
do. These men arc not fit to man
age the financial interests of this
Kingdom. $5-1, 682. G3 for buildings
and hospitals lias been spent for
other purposes. This drawing of
money without the Legislature on Ca
binet Council authority is a revolu
tion. It is an insultto the country
and His Majesty .The white man
is increasing and let the native look
out. If this kind of thing is allow
ed to go on the native will go to the
wall. Tho gentlemen of this Cabinet
are revolutionists. I cannot sit hero
for the next few weeks and woik on
an appropriation bill to think it will
be the football of this Cabinet. I
call upon you all to vote with sound
principles. This House wants honest
and capable mi'nto run these affairs,
mo don't care who arc they.
Minister Gibson Mr. Dole has
given us a strong and rather violent
harangue on no foundation at all.
'Phis house is divided between office
holders and those who are seeking
olllco. The action of the Ministry
is before the members, nobles and
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tho whole- country, nnd thoy bad.
nothing to bo ashamed of. Ilo rould
now leave it to tho vote of the repre
sentatives, lie has presented a state
of things that tho "wish is father to
the thought . ' ' That is his own natural
thought. When he came to this
country ho engaged in discussing
things opposed to Monarchical Gov
ernment. Ho has tried to draw a
contrast between tho condition of
the past and thu present.
JVIIC1 U ULUC liliiuui uiauiiasiuii,
Mr. Aholo moved the Committee
now rise. The vote was taken and
carried, 22 to M.
The House adjourned at G.20 r.
m. until 10 a. m. Monday.
Monday, Juni; 23.
The House assembled at 10 a. m.
After prayer by the Chaplain, tho
minutes of the Saturday were read
Mr. Kamakclc presented a petition
for a lino of steamers to run between
Kalepolcpo, Maui and San Francisco,
and an appropriate subsidy be grant
ed for the same.
Mr. Dole, from Chinese merchants
protesting against tho Act requiring
thorn to keep their books in Ha
waiian and English.
There was also a number of peti
tions presented against the Bank
Mr. G. Brown reported from Se
lect Committee relating to the bill to
amend Section 498 of the Civil Code,
that the same be laid on table. The
bill has reference to the changing of
the boundaries, Diitricts of Waia
lua and Koolauloa.
Mr. C. Brown moved an amend
ment, that the bill instead of being
laid on table, be indefinitely post
The report of the committee was
finally laid on table.
Mr. Aholo, from the Select Com
mittee appointed to repoit on the
bill to facilitate mail communication
between Hawaii and San Francisco,
asked for fuither indulgence.
Mr. Hitchcock offered a resolution
that the Minister of Finance lay
before the House the amount of taxes
collected in each district for the past
Mr. Keau, that a bill to" provide a
permanent settlement for Mr. Kini
mnka, be taken from the table and
placed among the oiders of the day
Mr. Dole moved that the bill be
taken from the table and refened to
Judiciary Committee. Carried.
Mr. Pilipo, that, as the copies of
the Appropriation Bill, furnished by
the Minister of Finance, are not
printed on proper paper, and not
properly gotten up, tho s.une be re
ferred to Printing Committee to be
presented in a more acceptable form.
Mr. W. O. Smith spoke in favor
of having the bill properly printed
and presented in an intelligent form.
Mr. Kaulukou thought tho resolu
tion was brought forward in order
to delay discission of the appropria
tion bill. It should come up to-day
as special order of the day. I move
the resolution be indefinitely post
poned. Mr. Aholo said, when he first re
ceived a copy of the bill, his stomach
was soverel' shocked. It is some
thing out of the usual line, and the
first time it has been presented in
such bad form. The paper it is
printed on is very thin, and impossi
ble to write on it with a pen.
After further discussion the bill
was ordered to be reprinted in proper
Mr. Bishop, Chairman of Educa
tion Committee reported on the bill
relating to the endorsmont of a chair
for chemistry and national science
in Oiihu College, that the passage of
the bill be recommended. The re
poit was adopted, and the bill will
bo read a th'ud time on Thursday.
The order of the day was next
proceeded with. Consideration of
the appropriation bill.
The President said tho original
bill was not in the House.
Minister Kapena, said he thought
tho original bill was still in tho
printers hands, he did not think it
necessary to have it.
Mr. Nawahi said, this was another
instance of the slack way the Minis
ters do their business. It would be
better to postpone tho consideration
of the bill until 1 o'clock, so as to
jitve time to find the original copy.
Mr. Dole called attention to an
error in tho copy laid before him, it
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