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THE 1AIL.Y BUI'LETIX
can be had fiom
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Pledged to neithor Sect nor Party.
Bat established for tho benefit of nil .
TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 1884.
THIS EVENING'S DOINCS.
Ex:celsior Lodge, I.O.O.F., 7:30.
Hawaiian class Y. M. C. A. 7:00.
Bible Class at Lyceum at 7 :30.
Meeting Stock Exchange, at 11.
This gentleman occupies a promi
nent position" in our community, and
having been recently elevated to the
position of a Noble, the public have
a right to know how he stands witl
relation to the administration. His
conduct so far has not been an inde
pendent one, and has given the gen
eral impression that he is trimming
his sails to run as close to the wind
as possible, and that negatively lie
will assist the Ministry, if not posi
tively. At the present crisis, in the face
of the undenied report of the Finance
Committee, this is not the course of a
straightforward honest man. There
can be no half way in this matter.
Either Mr. Macfarlane is with the
Ministry or he is against them. If
the former, let him speak out, that
the public may know whether or not
to catalogue him among those who
favor pocket at the expense of honor.
If he is against Ministry, let him say
so, that the public may know that at
least one of the recent appointments
has a back bone and is not besmirched
with the slime of Gibsonism.
The columns of this paper arc
open to Mr. Macfarlane to make
explanation of his position.
THE MINISTERIAL SUPPORT IN THE
The strength of the Ministers in
the Legislature is stated to be 03'
"some hidden influence." The in
fluence is not hidden skin deep.
They count four, of themselves.
There are a number of the Nobles
who arc mere ciphers, who never
have any opinion on any subject,
and vote with any administration on
principle, and there are several whose
reputations are so mixed up with tho
Cabinet that they do not dare do
otherwise than support them ; and to
these may be added two or three
more whoso bread and butter de
pends upon voting straight. Among
the Representatives they have the
unqualified thick and thin support of
every office holder. The Govern
ment supporters among the Repre
sentatives are Pnlohau, Deputy Sher
iff of Ilnnalei ; Amaru, Deputy
Sheriff of Waialua ; Kaulia, Deputy
Sheriff of ICoolaupoko; Kaulukou,
District Judge of Koolaupoko ; Ba
ker, officer in the standing army ;
Kupihca, District Judge of Molokai ;
Aholo, Police Judge of Wniluku;
Gntlm:f, Dopittv Shoiiff of "Ilnnn;
KntiiminitPu, Deputy Sheriff of Iln
imikua: Nnliinn, Deputy Sheriff of
South Kona. To this solid plmlmix
of otllfe holders nro added Lilikn
litni, n hung or- on tiround the l'alnuc
who does not hold mi olllce for tin
bunoU' lvnson that there is no olllce
the duties of whieh are bitnple
cnuugh for liim to comprehend ;
Keau, who lins tin supplying of the
leper hospital with poi at a much
higher rate than ol'ier dealers olfer
to btii)ily it for, and who has the
promise of an ollicc if ho votes
straight; and Kamakcle, who was
elected by reason of his professed
hostility to the administration, and
who took a voluntary oath on the
Bible, in the presence of his consti
tuents, that he would oppose the
present Cabinet, but who now votes
the whitewashing ticket as religiously
and regularly as he takes his dinner
at Mr. Gibson's table.
Is this "hidden influence?" It is
nothing more or less than bribery
with olllec, if not with money.
These men know whieh side their
bread is buttered on, and they know
that their ollleial commissions would
not bo worth the paper they are
written on if they voted against
Gibson's wishes. Wc are reduced
to that lowest of depths, nn un
scrupulous Ministiy, controlling and
backed by a subservient ami irre
sponsible crowd of oflice holders.
Is it not about time, citizens of
Hawaii nci, that the people made up
their minds that the Caihnkt Must
SOMETHING WHICH THE REPORT (OF
THE BOARD OF HEALTH DOES CON
TAIN. Last week we gave a brief
account of something which the
above report does not contain, to
wit, the reign of an individual call
ed Van Giesen at the Branch Hospi
tal. Our only reason for occupying
our columns with so unsavory a
subject was the light it shed on the
character of our present Board of
Health and of Dr. Fitch, their high
est paid official and chief medical
adviser. Our story ended at the
point where the subject of our
sketch retired (apparently) in dis
grace from the position he had
abused for over two years. By his
own acts he had "gi:en himself
away." His admissions to news
paper reporters and others, his con
spicuous revolver and his general
ruffianly demeanor all conspired
against him. In deference to out
raged public opinion, even Gibson's
oily tongue seemed to falter and the
brazen face of Fitch took on the
semblance of a blush, while it was
announced that a change had been
decided upon and that Van Giesen
And now comes a most extraordi
nary chapter in the history of the
relations of tin? man to the Board of
Health ; a chapter which we take
from their own printed report. It
seems that after the events at Ka
kar.ko, to which allusion has already
been made, and after the so-called
investigation which necessitated his
forced retirement, he still enjoyed
in so eminent a degree the confi
dence of Mr. Gibson that he was
chosen to proceed to Molokai, to in
vestigate and report upon the condi
tion of things there existing. His
report, which occupies twelve pages
in the printed pamphlet, is dated
March 29lh, 1884, and is signed
John II. Van Gii:si:n,
Steward Branch Hospital.
So it appears that several weeks
after his misgovcrnment at Kakaako
had culminated in a disturbance
under such circumstances that the
Government never dared to bring a
single actor therein before a court of
justice, this person was still signing
ollleial documents as "Steward
Branch Hospital," and Mr. Gibson
endorsed the correctness of such
signature by printing it as part of
his official report. Judging from
these facts and from the high favor
with which he has always been re
garded by Messrs Gibson and Fitch,
it seems quite likely that this person
is still in the employ of the Board
and drawing a salary for some kind
of service, real or imaginary. "Was
his apparent dismissal anything more
than a farce played off in order to
blind an indignant community?
Certain it is that he is still, or was
very recently, going about the streets
wearing his policeman's badge. A
further explanation is in order.
Since writing the above, we have
learned that Van Giesen is still in
the employ of the Board of Health,
at tho Leper Settlement on Molokai.
The Mass Meeting
At the Lyceum last eveniiiir, 1 hough
only announced at short notice, was
tttended by a larc and enthusiast if
rowd, which not only filled the hall,
ut the windows and doorways as
Tho proceedings commenced at a
quarter before eight o'clock by Mr.
Henry WiiU'rhouse being called to
the chair, who l hauled the gentle
men present for the honor conferred.
The Rev. A. O. Forbes interpreted
in an acceptable manner. Messrs.
W. A. Kinney and Jos. Pocpoc were
Mr. J. O. Carter was called upon
to address the meeting and spoke as
follows : Fellow Citizen" : You arc
all aware that theLegislativc Assembly
is in session, but as yet very little has
been done in the pnssagc of laws. Some
excuse is made that the Finance
Committee had to consume a great
deal of time in the various depart
ments. The report of the committee
has been printed in English and
Hawaiian, and there are very few
present here who have not read that
report. It presents a startling con
dition of affairs to every tax-paying
citizen of this Kingdom. The report
was signed by the full committee,
but for some reason or other the
Hon. Mr. Keau, one of the signers,
could not explain, he has decided to
speak as much against that report as
for it. That the honorable member
should so stultify himself is dilficult
for honest men to understand. It is
said, lookers on see more of thc'play
than those who play. 1, perhaps,
was not fully aware of the present
condition of affairs until I received
two letters from California that the
Bank Charter Bill has got to pass in
its entirety, and that a gentleman at
present in Honolulu carries enough
votes in his pocket to pass it. The
writers of these letters hope, that the
Bank Bill will not pass. It remains
for us to say whether it shall or not.
Another writer, a legal gentleman
from the same place, who has read
and considered the bill, says that in
California it would be discarded on
constitutional grounds. He pays
the true style of the bill should be to
confiscate the Hawaiian Islands, and
goes on to say that he recognizes
many of the clauses familiar to him in
the Royal Charters of Great Britain;
charters which cost that country
millions in money and much blood
shed. L do not intend to consider
the Bank Bill at length, but will con
fine myself to the constitution of the
Kingdom, the Bill of Rights, the
Coinage Bill, Loan Act, Auditor's
Act and the Appropriation Bill. In
order that we may come to a correct
appreciation of our rights I will read
to you the 15th Article of the Con
stitution. Unless the Attorney Gen
eral has been misrepresented, he
said: "That the Cabinet Council
has no right to appropriate public
funds," but advised them to pass a
resolution for certain funds which
appeared in his report. He did not
think it well to set forth the neces
sity of calling the Privy Council
together, it resolved itself into a Cabi
net Government. The Attorney-General
used very little discretion to do
that which we all know to have been
a wrong act. Gentlemen, the Con
stitution of 18G4 is the fundamental
law of the land ; and it is our duty
to express ourselves to-night whether
the Government shall go on, because
for sooth for some hidden reason
they control a majority in the House.
This violation means more than wc
think for. Taxies arc levied, appro
priations are made under this Article ;
and if we do not express ourselves
to-night these Ministers will go on
and public credit will be ruined,
taxes raised and wc will be like a
South American Republic. Let us
now consider that section of tho ap
propriation bill relating to transfers,
which the Finance Committees report
shows has been violated. Tho
Minister of Finance is enjoined from
spending any money other than pro
vided by this act. The report shows
they have been going on spending in
defiance, because a gentleman from
Sacramento told them the loan act
was an Appropriation act. Tho
ingenuity he has shown is deserving
some commendation (reads from tho
act). It appears that $800,000 was
drawn in excess of the amount pro
vided in tho Loan Act, and before
the money was realized under the
Loan Act. The $800,000 must bo
ivpnid. It may be ivpulintb.l'ln"
cause some letter of the law was not
fulfilled, though hi spirit it may htnc
been. I will say, that remove from
this community Mr. Godfrey Brown.
Mr. Frank Pratt and my self, am'
there aie no 11 h.ilf (Wen men win
can tin 1 out how the lands stand in
rcfcienci! to the Loan Act. 1 was
invited by Mr. Brown to so to the
Tiensury, and with Mr. Pratt, it
took our three heads to unravel the
muddle which "existed. Bad Govern
ment is expensive, and we have been
too lenient the past two years. No
report yet handed in by a Minister
or the Finance report, shows how
expensive bad government has been
to the Kingdom. Minister of Finance
in his report makes a plausible show
of whit ho considers a financial con
science. The credit of the Govern
ment at the time this cabinet went it
'was good, any amount could have
been borrowed at 7 per. cent. But
this cabinet have paid 12 per. cent,
in some cases, and !) per. cent, in
others. Those of you who have in
tercet to pay know the difference
between 12 ami G per. cent., and 7
and D, it does not need explanation.
The loan at !) per cent, was con
sidered so favorable that only the
friends of the administration were
allowed to take it up. The min
isters had prepared themselves, ex
pecting pretty well a thorough ex
amination, as we found in the Treas
ury in an evelope, a note for 63,000
for interest duo to a well-known
firm in this city, which they thought
would fall to their successors to ac
count for. I will next refer to the
Auditor's Act. Nearly every sec
tion has been violated. Section 2 is
mandatory. It is no discretionary, it
is not "may" but "shrdl". I may
have to speak of my friend, the
Auditor-General, and I shall do so
more in sorrow than in anger. I
was requested to examine the books
of the Board of Immigration. When
I went in I supposed my duties would
be light, and not much to find out.
I had placed before me a number of
books and vouchers. The accounts
seemed to be well kept, except when
I got to the last line which was
written in pencil. To make a long
story short, I found the pencil marks
awaiting the pleasure of the Min
ister of Foreign Affairs, who had
taken out a sum without placing
vouchers there. I asked the Secre
tary why he had not paid certain
sums into the Treasury, and he in
formed me that ho didn't do it be
cause no one told him to. I also
asked him how much he had col
lected from planters, and he told me
I had better look through for my
self, and I would know as much as
he did. I don't want to be hard on
the Secretary ; no one knows how
much he has to contend with ; he
cannot use his own judgment.
Therefore, I put the responsibility
of the Secretary's actions on the
Minister of the Interior, ex-officic,
President of the Board. Moneys
were taken from the Immigra
tion Department into the For
eign Affairs department and not
a scratch of pen to show for it. Mr.
Carter went on and related other
loose transactions connected with
this department, and concluded his
address as follows: We want an
honest, economical administration
for this Government. The present
aspect of affairs is a serious one.
Are wc to go on paung taxes to a.
set of men who seen determined to
use Government money at their own
sweet will? I hope this meeting will
so express itself, without any hesi
tation, that His Majesty will under
stand we are doing that which is our
last resort. There is nothing beyond
this but force, and none of nu wish
to see force brought into play 1
hope I have laid before you clearly
the present existing stale of political
affairs I beg to thank you all for
your kind attention.
During tho delivery of Mr. Carter's
address which occupied a liitlo over
an hour, he was frequently inter
rupted by loud and enthusiastic
applause. One of his loumrUs against
the Ministers was received with
hisses, showing precisely tho feeling
that exists against the present cabi
net. Tho Chairman said remarks or
resolutions were jn order.
Mr. L. A. -Tluirston presented the
lieioloed; That a commiteeof live
persons be appointed by this meet
ing to prepare a petition for signa-
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tureo addressed to His "Majesty " tho,
King and that the pot'ition shall 671-'
press the sense of this meeting to be
That the Ministry have violated
the loth Article ot the Constitution
by expending Government money
unauthorized by the Legislative As-.-e.nblv.
That tho Appropriation Act of
1882 has been violated by transfer
of appiopriatious and payment of
Gove nmeiit money not provided for
in the said Act ;
That Section 2 of the 2.1rd Chap
ter of the Laws of 1882, known as
the Audit Act, has been violated in
asmuch as a part of the revenues of
the Kingdom have not been covered
into the National Treasury as pro
vided in the said Act ;
That the Coinage Act of 1880 has
been violated and,, as a result the
Kingdom has a silver coinage in
excess of its needs, upon which by
the neglect of the Ministry, tlic
Treasury has lost and an individual
has made large profits ;
That a number of the members of
the Legislative Assembly now con
vened seem to have been so wrought
upon by hidden influences that the
will and voice of the people cannot
find expression ;
That, therefore, wc have no other
resource left to us as citizens than to
assemble and express a want of con
fidence in His Majesty's present
Cabinet officers and humbly to
petition His Majestv to asked them to
tender their resignations, and this wc
The Chairman appointed the fol
lowing Committee to wait on His
Majc&ty with the above resolutions
after they had received public signa
ture: Hon. D. Kahanu, Messrs W.
L. Holokahiki, J. U. Kawainui, C.
M. Cooke and Tbos. Lucas.
Before the meeting dispersed Mr.
Carter said, there ought to be no
shiiking in this business; every man
should stand right up to the music
and march to it.
The meeting closed about half-past
Monday, Junc 23 Contiued.
Minister Neumann gave notice of
a bill to prevent unlawfull secret
The order of the day was pro
Second reading of a bill to amend
Section 32, Penal Code, relating to
libel. Passed to engrossment and
will be read a third time on Thurs
day. Second reading of a bill to reg
ulate the sale of spirituous liquors.
Referred to Select Committee on
Second reading of a bill to incor
porate, a gas company in Honolulu.
The House resolved itself into Com
mittee of the Whole, Mr. Walker in
the chair. The first section having
been passed previously, the second
section was proceeded with and after
being amended was carried.
At 4 v, sr. the House rose and
reported progress?; and adjourning
Tuesday, Junk 24.
The House assembled at 10 a. ji.
After prayer by the Chaplain, the
minutes of the Monday were read
Mr. Kaulukou asked for further
time to prepare his minority report
on police, prisons and mounted
Mr. F. Brown offered a resolution
that the cost of printing and trans
lating the reports at this Session,
be laid before the House. Carried.
Minister Neumann read first time
a bill to prevent unlawful secret
associations. Read a second time
bv its title and referred to Judiciary
Mr. AVidemann asked for leave of
absence for an uncertain time.
Mr. Dole objected to it.
Mr. Widcmann mentioned that
Mr. Isenberg had obtained leave.
Mr. Smith said without there
wore strong reasons, no member
should leave the House for an inde
On a show hands the Hon. Noble
was granted leave.
Mr. Dole offered a resolution that
the President of the Board of Immi
gration lay before tho House all
contracts, etc., relating to Portu
guese immigrants during tho past
biennial period, and since then.
Mr. Pilipo asked if the Minister
of Foreign Affairs was 'prepared to
present a report in answer to his
resolution, relating to the expenses
of foreign missions.
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Mitiistor Gibson said tho report
was already in his office, and ho
would present it after recess.
Mr. Mott Smith gave notice of a
joint resolution relating to Japanese
Minister Kapona presented a
statement of the amount received
by tax-collectors in each district for
18813, in answer to a resolution
passed by the House.
Mr. Bishop rend first time a joint
resolution authorizing the Minister
of Finance to pay over to the Irons-1
urer of the Queen's Hospital, the
sum of $7,011.83. The resolu
tion was read a second time by its
title, passed to engrossment and
will be read a third time on Thurs
day. Minister Gulick in answer to a
resolution, presented a statement of
privileges granted to the Oceanic
Steamspip Co. The report was
ordered to be printed.
Tho Minister also stated in regard
to a resolution relating to tho Board
of Genealogy, that owing to the ill
ness of the Secretary and the ab
sence of the Governess of Hawaii,
his report would be somewhat de
layed. The order of the day was next
Second reading of a bill to incor
porate a gas company in Honolulu.
The House resolved itself into Com
mittee of the Whole, Mr. Walker in
At 12 o'clock the House took a
FINDING OF THE NAVAL COURT CON
CERNING THE CITY OF PARIS.
Finding and order of a Naval
Court hold on board the British
Steamship City of Paris at Honolulu
on tho 10th and 20th days of June
1884, to investigate the circum
stances attending the death of a
female emigrant on board the British
Steamship City of Paris of the port
of Liverpool, ollicial number 5-1,920 ;
and also to inquire as to the caiihO of
the excessive mortality of emigrant
passengers on board the said ship
City of Paris, on her recent voyage
from Madeira and the Azores to the
port of Honolulu.
The Court having carefully inves
tigated the circiTmstances of the case
of death of a female emigrant on
board the said ship are of opinion
that the explosion at Coronel when
one female was fatally, and seveial
others severely injured, was acci
dental, and not attributable to any
fault of either the master or officers
of the ship, as the rockets appear to
have been fired at the proper places
and in the appointed manner. There
were two rockets fired, both of which
appear to have been erratic jn their
courses, the one Jrom the starboard
side falling in a boat on the port
side, and the other fiied from the
port side having fallen amongst the
passengers on the starboard side of
the deck and occasioning the acci
dent now under investigation.
The Court arc inclined to attri
bute the accident to the rockets
having been defective possibly from
damp. From the evidence of the
doctor, the Court arc satisfied that
the .death of the female passenger
wns clearly attributable to the
numerous wounds received from this
The Court, however, are of
opinion, that rockets of this nature
should not be used for purposes of
display but only in cases of ncces-ity.
As regards the excessive mortality
of emigrant passengers; the Court
are of opinion that on the discovery
of the prevalence of measles at
Madeira and especially on finding
nc ual disease amongst the embark
ing passengers, all embarkation of
emigrants should have ceased, and
further embarkation should have
been prohibited until a period of
thrco weeks had elapsed during
which intending emigrants should
have been segregated and should
have shown no appearance of disease.
The Couit are further of opinion
that the rapid spread of measles
among the passengers whilst in the
harbor of St. Michael-should have
been regarded as an absolute pro
hibition of the embarkation of fresh
emigrants from an uninfected port,
and further that the ship bhould not
have been allowed to leave port with
a disease evidently becoming epi
demic on board.
Tho Court are further of opinion
that the deaths amongst tho St,
Michael passengers, are clearly at-