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THE UXDEUIGNLD lmvo formed
u copartiiciMiip umler the linn
inline of ' hl'HE KEl.S & Co." for the
purpose of cut tying on n general bank,
ingniid exchange Imslne-s at Honolulu,
and such othoi places in ilie Hawaiian
Kingdom as may be deemed advisable
(Signed) GLAUS SPKECKELS.
in. G. 11WIN.
" P. P. LOW.
flonolulu, Jan. 14th, 1884.
Referring to the above' we beg to in.
lornt the business public that wo arc
prcpaicd to ntako lo.uis, discount upprov
ed notes, and puichase e.changc at the
best current Kites. Our arrangements
for selling exchange on the piincipal
points in the United IStUes, Europe,
China, Japan and Australia arc being
made, and when perfected, Iduo notice
will tie given, we snnll also be prepai ru
to receive deposit ou open account,
make collections, and conduct a general
banking and exchange business.
OlO'tnib (signed) SPREOKELS fc Co.
BISHOP & Co., BANKERS,
Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands-.
Draw Jichango on the
ISiuilc ofCtilifoxMiiii, S. E
And their agents in
NEW YORK, BOSTON, HONG KONG.
MiMsrs. X. M. Rothschild & Son, London.
The Commercial Bank Co., of Sydney,
The Commercial Bank Co., of Sydney,
The Bank of New Zealand: Auckland,
Christchuich, and Wellington.
Tin- Bank of British Columbia, Vic
loiia, B. C. and Portland, Or.
Transact aUonoralJBaiikinu: Busini'ss.j
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THE 1AIIY BUMiiaTlX
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Pledged to neither Sect nor Tarty.
Sat osUlilUaod for tlio bensfit of all .
SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 1SS4.
THIS EVENING'S DOINGS.
Concert Music Hall, 7 :30 .
Concert, Kawaiahao Church, 7 :o0
Drawing Class, Y. M. C. A. 7:30
Gospel Temperance Medina; at
Bethel, at 7:80.
Casino at the Park, open all clay.
Bethel Sunday School, at !) :45.
Fort St. Church S. S. at 9 :45.
St. Andrew's Cathedral S. S. 10.
Exercises, Kaumakadili, 10.
Bethel, Service, at 11.
St. Andrews' Cathcdial, service,
morning and evening.
Fort St. Church, service, morning
Prayer Meeting V. M. C. A.,
Bible Class at Fort St. Church
The Resolution of Want of
Confidence in the Ministry
Is still under discussion In the
Assembly. So far Mr. Dole, YV. O.
Smith and II. A. Widemnnn have
spoken in favor of the lesolution and
Mr. Gibson and Palohau against it.
Kaunamano announced that he
was still on the fence ; that he should
hold his mind open to conviction
until the last moment, and then vote
as his conscience told him. A five
cent piece would lap over Mr. Kan
namano's conscience on all sides.
The probable result, if the Minis
try do not vote, will be a tie of 21 to
21, leaving the casting vote
with the President. If the Ministry
vote it will probably result in 21 in
favor of the Resolution and 2f
The Petition Of
In the District of Honolulu, praying
His Majesty to dismiss the present
Cabinet, was this morning presented
to His Majesty in person, by the
The King received the Committee
in a gracious manner and promised
to reply in the course of a few days.
Beyond all possibility of a doubt
this is the universal desire of the
community outside of the immediate
circle of those who get their Hying
at the hand of the Ministry, and
their few personal friends.
If Honolulu had Representatives
instead of niis-reprebcntatives in the
Assembly, her citizens would not be
compelled to adopt this method of
making known their wishes.
The mail by the Alameda will
close at the Post-ofllcc on Tuesday
at 10 a, m.
THE DUTY OF THE NOBLES.
The Assembly is now engaged in
the. consideration of the Appropria
tion Bill, and there is a marked dis
position on the part of the Govern
ment and its following, to increase
salaries all along the line.
The country 1ms gone behind
during the last two years $818,900,
and an increase of salaries is the
last thing that Hie financial pros
pects will warrant. It is a serious
question whether the necessary
expenses and improvements can be
met without an increase in the rate
of taxation ; and yet the increasing
of the Appropriation Bill goes on,
and the Nobles do not attend and
try to cut down expenses. Yester
day, there were only two Nobles
present, at one time, during the
consideration of the Appropriation
This is not right. It is the duty
of every Noble, so long as he occu
pies the position, to attend the
House, and see that public funds are
not squandered, "nor salaries in
creased in a manner which the finan
cial condition of the country will not
CABINET RESOLUTIONS EXPLAINED.
During the three days' discus
sion of the Finance Committee's
Report, no hint of any reason or
excuse for "Cabinet Resolutions"
was heard ; but now, a week after,
our morning contemporary discovers
that "These Cabinet resolutions
were passed on the information of
the Minister of Finance. He re
ported 300,000 to the credit of the
Loan Fund. The Minister was in
error, but it was upon this state
ment that these resolutions were
adopted. There was no such sum
to the credit of the Loan Fund at
that time, and we are unable to
comprehend how Minister Kapcna,
after an examination of the books
of his department, should have
fallen into this extraordinary error."
This explanation is probably in
spired. And what an explanation
The Minister of Finance thought
he had a credit of 3G0,000 on
account of the Loan Fund, when in
reality the Loan Fund has been
overdrawn more than 300,000.
A little difference in accounts of
This is financiering with a ven
geance. The Cabinet are undoubtedly en
tirely relieved from blame by this
explanation. The whole thing was a
mistake simply an error in book
keeping. "We would suggest that
the Finance Committee publicly
apologize for the course they have
pursued, and that each of the Min
isters be presented with a silver mug,
inscribed, "A present for a good
P. 0. A. AND THE BANK CHARTER.
' ' Some of the worst nonsense that
ever spoilt paper has been written
upon this subject in this citr during
the last few days and a great deal
more has been talked.
We have the strongest possible ob
jection to many of the provisions of
the bill, but we have no sympathy
whatever with those who, to suit
party or personal purpose, have em
ployed their ingenuity in distorting
it and misrepresenting the motives of
its promoters. The gentlemen whose
names are before the public in this
bill are as much entitled to fair con
sideration as any of their fellow bus
iness men in this cit'. In
conclusion we cannot but commend
the provisions as to the liability of
shareholders for the debts of tho
corporation. This is to bo practi
cally unlimited. In the present day
so many banks are taking shelter
under the principle of limited ' lia
bility that we are glad to sec this one
boldly stand up and provide for
answering for its debts." Atlver
User, June 3rd, 1884.
"The Bank Charter Bill sustained
un ignominious defeat in the House
yesterday afternoon. Only the gen
tleman responsible for its introduc
tion, together with a few retainers,
voted for this obnoxious document.
It had but few friends, and we hon
estly believe that those were ashamed
of it. It was of so sweeping a na
ture, so thoroughly monopolistic
that no one with a spark of inde
pendence could havo supported it,
And its suppression was such a fore
gone conclusion that the publics had
lost interest in it." Advertiser,
June 27th, 1884.
Comment is unnecessary ; but we
hope that the Advertiser may como
to n sense of shame for other meas
ures equally as bad, which it is now
inclined to champion and defend.
The lime for the annual assess
ment of taxes is approaching. All
property is taxed as of the first of
July, and the time is near at hand.
The manner of assessing property
in this Kingdom is very unsatis
factory in many respects. The ap
pointment of the assessors has of
late years been made in many cases
with little regard to the qualifica
tions of the appointee. Wo recent
ly spoke of the evil, and of the
tendency of the present Ministry to
use the appointing power for politi
The Auditor-General makes the
following forcible statement, in his
report published with the report of
the Minister of Finance :
"The Assessors outside of Hono
lulu, with a few exceptions, were
men entirely deficient of a knowl
edge of their duties ; they were not
skilled as valuators of property on a
large scale, and therefore wanting
in knowledge and force of character
to make them efficient public officers,
and thereby not only was there no
increase in personal property here
tofore deducted, but the general
increase falls short of former years.
"The importance of selecting men
qualified to fill the ofiico of Assessor
is one of more than ordinary import
ance ; nothing will irritate tue pumic
more than, unequal taxation, which
is certain to be the case with im
competent persons in olfice. A
competent man should be retained
in the same district if possible : it is
for the best interest of the public
generally, as well as that of the
government, that efficient Assessors
should be retained. It is a place
that but few men can fill in a satis
factory manner, and it is likewise a
duty to be learned as well as per
formed r and the education in this
respect has been at the cost of the
government. There are not a few,
it is true, that are benefitted by the
acts of an incompetent man ; those
who take an advantage of such, and
the tendency of such acts, are not
in favor of good government.
Notwithstanding this, we sec the
offices of Tax Assessor distributed
as rewards to Assemblymen who
support the Ministry, without regard
to fitness for office.
AN INSULT TO THE PEOPLE OF HIL0.
The notorious E. Kekoa has again
been appointed as Tax Assessor of
Ililo. Kekoa is a renegade ex-minister,
who abandoned the practice of
the gospel long before he did its
preaching, and who now makes a
profession of fleecing the unwary as
a pettifogging shyster.
He has twice before held the office
of Assessor in Ililo, and both times
has aroused the indignation of the
whole community, culminating in a
public meeting, which denounced
him and protested against such 'a
man being intrusted with this im
Last year, although the new tax
law was in force, which places much
more assessable property in the
plantation districts, he failed to as
sess as much property as there was
the year before. He assessed large
numbers of persons who had been
dead for years, and others who had
left the district two and three years
before, and omitted many who were
in tho district. IIo omitted to assess
real estate, which the collector after
wards discovered, the taxes on which
amounted to several hundred dol
lars. He tok the returns made by
planters, expressing himself as satis
fied therewith, and thereafter made
assessments of the same property at
much higher figures, without giving
notice to tho owner. In several
cases which came to light before tho
tax appeal board, he had taken
sworn returns, signed by the tax
payer, and erased and raised tho
figures, so that the return, apparently
made and sworn to, vas higher than
was in fact the case. He at first de
nied and afterwards acknowledged
it, and claimed that he had a right
to do so. In many cases ho assisted
natives to make their returns, tell
ing them that it was all right, and
ufterwnrdB changed tho figures with
out saying anything to them ; thoy,
supposing that tho assessment was
eorroct, made no appeal, and there-
fore had to pay the tax as assessed.
In other cases ho assessed less
amounts than tho parties themselves
returned. His arbitrary and unrea
sonable conduct caused a largo num
ber of appeals, all of which were de
cided against the assessor. Even
after the Board of Appeals had i
ordered a reduction of taxes, ho did
not alter his books, in consequence
of which much trouble. was given to
both the collector and the tax payers.
Innumerable instances could bo
cited; the above is but a sample
of what this man is capable of.
The Government knows that he is
universally detested by bothliatives
and foreigners, and that ho is utterly
unfit for the position. One of the
Representatives from Ililo went to
tho Minister of Finance yesterday
and indignantly protested against
the appointment, but the only answer
he received was a shrug of the
shoulders and "its too late now."
Minister Kapcna is degenerating
from simple incompetency to a mali
cious disregard for the welfare of the
country, and the wished of the peo
Fuiuay, Juki: 27. Continued.
Salary District Judge, Molokai. . .1,000
Traveling Expenses of Mime 50
The salary was raised to 1,200
and the other item passed.
Mr. Nakaleka move to insert an
item of 400 for District .Magistrate
at Leper Settlement, Kalawao. The
Hon. member finally withdrew his
Salarv District Judge, Ewa $800
" " Waianae.... 800
' . " Waialua . . . . S00
" lt " Koolauloa.. S00
District Justice, Koohuvpoko . . ..1,200
On motion of Mr. Palohau this
was raised to $2,000. The Hon.
member in support of his motion
said the district was a large one,
living was dearer there than in
Honolulu, and besides the Justice
(Mr. Kaulukou) was a gentleman
and must keep up appearances.
District Justice, Ilanalei, 1,000.
District Justice, Kawaihau, $300.
On motion of Mr. Palohau this item
was raised to 1,000.
District Justice, Lihue. 1,200.
District Justice, Koloa . .
" ' Waimea
Both of these items were in
creased to 1,000.
Salary Clerk 2d Judiciary Court. COO
" " 3d " " . 1,000
Salary Clerk 4th Judicial Court,
400. On motion of Mr. Dole it
was increased to G00.
Expenses of Supreme Court 5,000
Expenses of Wit. in Crim. Cases. 1,500
Expenses Second Judicial Circuit. 2800
Expenses Third Judicial Circuit.. 8200
Expenses Fourth Judicial Circuit.. 1000
Purchase of Law Books 500
Stationary and Incidentals of all
Courts '... ..-.....-.-. 2000
Printing Roports 5000
Mr. Dole moved an amendment
that it read, translating and printing
the fourth volume of tho Hawaiian
reports in the Hawaiian language.
The amendment was carried.
Mr. Rowell moved an item of
8000 be inserted for translating and
printing Civil Code in Hawaiian lan
Pay of Clerk Police Justice, Jlono.
Pay of Chinese Interpreter and
Pay of Messengers of Judiciary
Mr. G. Brown moved the Com
mittee rise and report progress.
The nouseradjourned at 3 :40 r. m.
Saturday, Juki: 28.
The House assembled at 10 a. m.
After prayer by the Chaplain, the
minutes of tho preceding day were
read and confirmed.
Mr. Kalua on suspension of the
rules presented a petition that
1,200 be appropriated for an
English school, district of Hana.
Referred to Education Committee.
Mr. Nakaleka, for a mail carrier
between Lahaina and Lanai, ulso
for an English school on Lanai.
Referred to Committee on Miscel
Mr. Nahinu, 1,000 for improv
ing roads, that an English school be
built and a pound. Referred to
Committee on Miscellaneous Peti
tions. . t
The order of tho day was next
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A resolution offered by Mr. Dolo
expressing a want of confidence in
the present Ministry.
Minister Neuman said, that as
tho resolution would probably causo
a lengthy discussion, he would ask
that the bill relating to the payment
of 2,500 to the United States for
the Postal Money Order account,
come up for third reading. The
bill was finally passed.
Mr. Dolo said some of the mem
bers have expressed a wish to hear
the grounds of the resolution. The
report of the Minister of Finance
has been pretty well discussed so I
shall refer to other matters. The
Department of Foreign Affairs of
which wo have a full report, has
business of the most important
character, and we find that if has
been most improperly managed.
During the last biennial period
negotiations were going on for a
treaty between France and England.
In consequence of mis-representations
made by the Minister of For
eign Affairs to the French Minister
Resident here, these negotiations
were suddenly broken up. The ex
penses which had already been in
curred and the good results which
might have come from the treaty,
are lost. Preceding the Coronation
Minister Kapcna was sent to
Japan for immigration purposes, but
really to invite some Japanese
official to attend the coronation. No
negotiations for immigration have
transpired from that expedition but
a few officials weic induced to attend
the coronation. The expenses of
this trip were 7412.50. Col. Iaukca
was afterwards sent to Russia and
then to represent this country round
the world. His business at Japan
was 1 believe beneficial, but the
whole trip cost 17,950 -which is
nearly as much as it cost His Ma
jesty to go round the world. A visit
to Japan could have been made
under 5000. This picnicking ex
cursion round the world, with the
exception of Japan, resulted in abso
lutely nothing. The Polynesian ex
clusion of Capt. Tripp, which no one
has vet been able to discover its
object, cost $2093.19.
disaster and disgrace
Foreign Office we have
It ended in
which has been the
of the woild. No one can prevent
this little government issuing pro
tests, a cat may look at a King.
While the administration has been
industrious in the matter of fuss
and feathers, it has neglected the
business interests of the country.
In the Board of Health and Finance
Reports, we find matters at Kala-
wao are in a distressing state. At
the last session 10,000 was appro
priated for the supply of water in
pipes at Kalawao, which has been
utterly neglected. We find from
the report that the settlement is not
provided with a doctor. There are
diseases besides leprosy which are
killing the people off. The unfortu
nate people Ave are taking care
of, are dying for want of care.
These people arc taken and dumped
on the shores of Molokai and left to
themselves, and treated as if they
were brute -beasts. And these are
friends and acquaintances of ours,
some ex-members of this Assembly.
Tle Board of Health had funds
enough to carry out these matters
at the settlement properly. Then
there is the Madras muddle, the
illegal coinage of 1,000,000, from
which Mr. Spreckels pockets profits.
Tho government has borrowed money
from C. T. Gulick when he was not
a Minister and paid 12 per. cent,
for it. I submit these important
points to the consideration of the
Mr. W. O. Smith said : This reso
lution is a solemn charge preferred
by Representatives of the people;
the main charge is their dlaretjurd
oflcno', revolutionary methods have
been adopted in the administration
of public affairs ; the Cabint Council
has usurped the prerogatives of this
HotiEO ; under the authority of Reso
lutions of that Council, the public
funds have been appropriated in
defiance of tho Law; government
realizations have not been placed in
thoTreasury as expressly commended
by law; and disbursed without
warrant of law.
Tho only defense is tho asseition
that others have done so. If this
were true it would be no defense.
No court, no tribunal ever assisted
such defeiiBO. But it is not true.
Laws of the last session
provisions which aulhonzcil any such
expenditures, and passed a new,
mandatory and explicit statute, ab
solutely forbidding the excroibc of
Tho present Ministcis entered into
office and assumed power at a peiiod
the most prosperous of any in llw
annals of this country; the Assem
bly was in session, and was so con
stituted that the measutes proposed
by the Ministry were easily can-red ;
the revenues coming to tho Treasury
were tho gicatcst ever known in our
history; a national loan, exceeding
in amount any ever before provided,
was authorized for the furtherance
of measures for internal improve
ments ; ; every opportunity was af
forded them ; but what is the lcsult?
This self-styled Premier and his col
leagues stand before the country a
miserable failure ; the administration
is despised at home and distrusted
abroad ; our national bonus have
been hawked in foreign markets, and
our credit impaired ; our currency
is confused, our financial market
thrown into disorder, and values
disturbed ; the expenditures of the
public funds for ctiricnt expenses
have been increased till they exceed
the revenue ; the national debt has
been largely augmented, while in
ternal improvements have been ne
glected ; principles antagonistic to
constitutional government have been
openly advocated ; honored coun
selors and servants of the Govern
ment have been dismissed from of
fice ; loyal men who have developed
and built up the country have been
denounced as its worst enemies;
fawning, cringing sycophants hayc
proclaimed themselves the only
friends of the throne and of the na
tion. The Ministers are on trial. Re
presentatives of the people charge
them, not with common crime de
scribed in the statute books, but
with the high crime of being recre
ant to public funds ; they have held
high offices, the highest offices next
to the thrown, in the administration
of the alfairs of the State. The
most solemn responsibilities have
been placed upon them. They have
taken oath before Almighty God to
support the Constitution and Laws,
and faithfully and impartially to dis
charge the duties of his office. To
support the laic, the law which is
our security ; the security of every
person that is governed ; the guard
which prevents governors from be
coming tyrants, and the governed
from becoming rebels. They havo
betrayed the great trust committed
to their care. They have degraded
the high offices which they have
held ; they have treated their oaths
with contempt and perjured their
souls ; they have despised the Con
stitution and trodden it under foot ;
they have broken the law, and scat
tered it to the winds ; they have
defied the people and scorned their
Whatever be the conclusion which
the House shall come at, whatever
be the vote ; the Ministry stand con
demned before this Assembly,
whose will they have defied ; they
stand condemned before His Maj
esty, whose throne they have dis
honored; they stand condemned
before the people, whose trust thej'
have betrayed ; they stand con
demned before the eternal laws of
justice which they have violated.
Mr. Palohau said, one reason for
this resolution is that the Ministers
have spent a largo amount for for
eign missions, also, a great deal for
fuss and feathers, for which the As
sembly is to blame I think, in appro
priating. If these are the grounds
I cannot support the resolution. I
think this matter has gone quite far
enough. We first had the Finance
Committee's Report, then a public
meeting, and now the resolution.
Mr. Widemann said, ho would
like to ask a simple question : Whose
property is tho road tax? Tho Hon.
member then went on and quoted a
figures relating to
the road tax showing that there is
an amount of 80,051.87 short, and
ho would like to know where it is.
He admired the skill shown in get
ting up tho report of the Minister of
Finance. If he had gotten it up
himself, ho should hang his head for
shame. Last week wo were told by
tho Ministers they had perfect right
to make Cabinet Council appropria
tions. Had they a right to make them
according to their own showing V
This Cabinet appropriated money
they haven't got, and spent it too.
Tho Attcmey General gave the ad
vice, and the Ministers acted upon
that advice. This is the highest tii
bunal in the land. Our doings are
hedged on by laws. Our liberties
are granted us by the Constitution.
The rights arc given to tho Ministers,
by law, and they should obey tho law
and Bet a good example. I could
speak for two hours and give ex
amples where, if they have not
broken tho law, thoy have avoided it.
If you have confidence in this Min
istry, voto so. I have none.
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Tim steam roller is at work on
Richards street, between Hotel and
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A fine lot of Island Potatoes have
been received by tho California Pro
duce Co., Hotel street.
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