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1MIE UNDERSIGNED have formed
a cotmrtneialilp under tho firm
mime of " bntECKELS & Co." for tho
purpose of carryiug on a general bank.
Ing and exchange business at Honolulu,
und situh other places in tho llawnilnn
Kingdom as may be deemed advisable1
(Signed) OLAUS Sl'RKCKELS
' Win. 0. IllWIN.
" P. P. LOW.
Honolulu, Jan. 14th, 1881.
Rcfcirlng to tho above wo bog to in.
form tho business public that vc arc
prepared to make loans, discount uppiov.
cd notes, and piucluiao exchange at the
bebt current rates. Our arrangements
for belling exchange on the principal
points in the Unltul Stales, Eutopc,
China, Japan and Aublialiu are being
made, and when perfected, duo notice
will ho given. We shall also bo prepared
to receive deposits on open account,
maUc collections, and conduct a general
banking and exchange business.
filO Omb (signed) SPRECKELS & Co.
BISHOP & Co., BANKERS,
Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands.
Draw Exchange on the
BuitJk 1 C'nlilbriiiu, S. IT.
And their agents in
NEW YORK, BOSTON, HONG KONG.
Messrs. X. M. Rothschild &$on, London.
The Commercial Hank Co.. of Sydney,
The Commeitial Rank Co., of Sjdney,
The Rank of New Zealand: Auckland,
Chmtchuich, and AVellington.
The Rank of British Columbia, Vic.
toiln, R. C. and Portland, Or.
Tr.inwii't a Ocneial Ranking DiiMiiess.
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SATURDAY. JULY' 5, 1884.
THIS EVENINC'S DOINGS.
Concert, Kawaiahao Church, 7:30
Drawing Class. Y. M. C. A. 7:30
Gospel Temperance Meeting at
Bethel, at 7:30.
, Casino at the Park, open all day.
Bethel Sunday School, at 9 :45.
Fort St. Church S. S. at 9 :45.
St. Andrew's Cathedral S. S. 10.
Bethel, Service, at 11.
St. Andrews' Cathedral, service,
morning and evening.
Fort St. Church, service, morning
Prayer Meeting Y. M. C. A.,
3 :30 p.m.
Bible Class at Fort St. Church
"Vestry, at 6:15
HOW TO MAKE POLITICS PAY
'Tue Old Cock of the Turkic
Caiiinkt Feathers ITis Nest
and Hatches out a Scheme
iiy which in:
GOBBLES 25,000 ACRES OF GOVERN
MENT LAND ON THE SLY.
Honorable J. I. Dowsett intro
riuccd a resolution some little time
pV since, requesting the Minister of
the Intel ior to lay before the House
a statement of the Leases and Sales
ft oi tana macte ny ine uovernmeni
during the last two years.
The statement was laid before the
House last Thursday, and on pago
3 appears an innocent looking table,
entitled "Govekxmejjt Leases Ex
tended ok Renewed fkom and aktek
January 1st, 1882."
Under this heading there arc four
extensions, three of which bear
date Nov. 23, 1882, in favor of W.
M. Gibson. The first extension is
of Lease No. 1G8 of the lands of
Kcala, Pawili and Kainao, Lanai,
for 20 years, from June 23, 1888, at
an increased rental from SI 00 to
8150 per annum.
The second extension is of Lease
No. 220 of the Ahupuaa of Mahann,
Lanai, for 21 years fiom Nov. 1,
1886, at an increased rental from
880 to $100 per annum.
Tho third extension is of Lease
279 of land of Kaunolu, Lanai, for
17 years from Feb. 9, 1890, at an
U infirnnsRfl rnntal from 8200 to 8250
Reference to tltc Record Book of
Government Leases, shows that lease
168 is dated June 25, 1873, and is
for a term of 15 yeais. Lease 220
is dated Nov. 1, 1876 and is for a
term of 10 years. Lease 279 is dated
Feb. 9, 1880, and is for a term of
Tho Government survey shows
thnt tho lands named in Lcaso 1G8,
aro of tho following avcriB :
Koala (Kcalia) 4,679 acres
Pawili t ,0.30 acres
Kaniao 2,751 acres
Lease 220: Mnhana. ... 7,973 acres
Lease 279 : Kaunoltt. . . 7,8G0 acres
Total, 25,193 acres
Now here aro a lot of figures, dates
and areas; what do. they mean?
They mean that in 1873, when land
was worth little or nothing, "W. M.
Gibson was shrewd enough a busi
ness man to get a lease of some
9,000 acres of pastutc land for 15
years, at an annual tental of only
8100. That in 1876, when values
wcie still low, he again showed his
business ability by obtaining a lease
for 10 years for about 8,000 acres
more, at an annual tental of only
$80. Again in 1880 ho added a 10
year lease of about 8,000 acres more
to his alteady sizeable ranch. So
far, if the leases were properly-ob
tained, theie cau be no objection to
his action, which was simply that of
a private citizen making as good a
bargain with the Government as ho
could, and obtaining one of tho finest
sheep i uns on the Islands at a nomi
nal rental. But in 1882 the condi
tions were entirely changed. Mr.
Gibson had become the head of tho
Ministry, whose sworn duty it was
to guard the interests of the Gov
ernment. The values of land had
increased all over the Islands. The
leases which Mr. Gibson had ob
tained were for 10 and 15 years only,
and expiicd respectively in 1880,
1888 and 1890. Theie was a chance
that if these lands wows put up at
auction, competition would run the
rent up so high that the profits of the
Lanai Sheep Ranch would seiiously
suffer. This would not do ; so the
Minister of Foreign Affairs of .spot
spotless character, and tho
Min l s t e r of the interior
of evil lcputation laid their head to
gether and resolved themselves into
Resolutionists, and rosoluted a
"Cabinet Resolution," byviitueof
which Mr. Gibson obtained an ex
tension of leases which although
when made, when land was cheap,
were only for 15 and 10 years, will
not now exphc until 1907-8. But
as such a contract nilqht smell fishy,
to prejudiced people such as sore
heads and office seekers, it was
cleansed and purified by adding $120
a year icntal. That is to say instead
of paj'ing .015 cents an acre, he
agreed to pay the munificent sum of
019 cents an acre, rental per annum.
This one transaction, standing by
itself, is enough to brand W. M.
Gibson as a mercenary, who would
sell his country for gold, even if
there was no particular law broken.
But this transaction is in direct vio
lation ofthchiia o1876-78 which Mr.
Gibson himself helped to 2(iss.
The law roads: "Ail sales or
leases of Government lands shall be
made at public auction, after not
.less than thirty days' 'notice by ad
vertisement in two or more news
papers published in Honolulu, in
both the English and Hawaiian lan
guages, excepting lands and portions
of lands of less than three hundred
dollars in value."
THE GOVERNMENT BANK BILL
was presented to tho Assembly on
its first reading last Wednesday, and
was ref cried to the printing Com
mittee to bo printed. It will pro
bably be placed bef oi e the House by
next Tuesday or Wednesday.
This is a Ministerial Bill and will
show their hand. There is no doubt
that they were prepared to back the
Sprockets Bank Charter Act, but the
popular opposition was so vigorous
that even they did not daro to vote
This bill, if it contains the ob
noxious clauses af tho Bank Charter,
will fyiblicly identify tho Ministry
with the Sprcckcls combination as
nothing has jct done, although it
has nil along been well known that
tho retention of tho cabinet in office
was a put up job between Spicckcls
The public await the publication
of the Bill with interest.
'Ihursday, July 3. Continued.
Mr. Nawahi offered a resolution
asking whether tho Minister of
Finance had instructed tax-asses-sors
to make the exemption of 8300.
Minister Kapcna said tho tax-assessors
had their instructed pasted
in their books.
The resolution was finally with
drawn. Minister Kapcna read first time
bv its title a bill rclatinc to tho
establishment and regulating
National Banks. Orderd to
ORDER OK THE DAY.
Third reading of a bill to grant a
franchise to a gas company in Hono
Third reading of a bill to repeal
Section 1, Chapter 90 of the Penal
Code. Indefinitely Postponed.
The House adjourned at 3:15 p.m.
until 10 a. m. Monday.
THE FOURTH OF JULY.
American Independence Day was
celebrated in this city in a very ap
propriate manner. Tho day was ob
served pretty much as a general hol
iday, consular Haas were flvinjr, the
ships in the harbor all displayed
bunting, and a great many of tho
stores in town, as well as ptivate
residences, were gaily decorated
with the stars and stripes. The
Hotel was beautifully decorated m
the front and presented u very hand
some appearance. In the yard was
a miniature Bunker Hill monument,
and at each entrance an arch draped
with flags and festooned with evcr
gicens. A largo platform had been
erected in front of the Hotel, from
which the cxeiciscs took place. A
few minutes after 10 o'clock His Ex.
R. M. Daggett, and those who took
part in the exercises, mounted the
platform, and the following pro
gramme was successfully carried
Invocation Rev. Geo. Wallace
Introductory Remarks .Minister Dai? sett
Mu&lc Royal Hawaiian Band
Poem "..Daniel O'Connell
Music America Choi us
Reading the Declaration of Independent
W. R. Austin
Music Red. White & Blue. J. T. White
Addiesb Jay Green
Music Star Spangled Banner. . .Choi us
Music Rati lotic Airs... Ml. Haw. Band
Benediction Rev. A. O. Foihcs
His Majesty the King, II. R. II.
Princess Likelike, His Ex. Governor
Dominis, His Majesty's Ministers
.and a largo number of our best
residents attended the exercises.
The music by the Band was particu
larly fine, and the greatest credit
must be given to our Bandmaster
During the morning a large num
ber of people left on tho steamers
to attend the Picnic at Pearl River,
under the auspices of Algarobrt.
At 1 o'clock a base-ball match
took place at the Makiki grounds
between the llonolulus and Oceanics.
After 5no of the finest games ever
played in these islands, the scored
stood as follows : Oceanics 3, llo
nolulus 2. At i o'clock a four oared
boat race took place in the harbor
between the Pualii, R. Paiker, jmd a
crew from the Myrtle Boat Club.
The latter won in the easiest possi
ble manner. The day's proceedings
wound up with a grand ball in the
evening at the Music Hall, a large
number of invited guests attending.
We noticed present, His Majesty
witli Col. Judd in attendance, Minis
ter Dnggott and lady, II. B. M.
Minister and lady, Mons Feer and
lady, Prince Giovanni and officers
of tho Vcttor Pisani and Vanadis.
The Hall was elaborately decorated,
and all arrangements were perfeot.
Messrs. Hart Bros, catered in their
usual first class style. Thus ended
the one hundred and eighth Anni
versary of American Indepcndanco.
Yesterday's match between the
Honolulu's and Oceanic's, was by
far the best game over played at the
Islands, and so far as score is con
cerned, is on a par with the best
games played in the States.
Tho now pavilion was crowded,
and a largo number of people in
carriages witnessed the game.
The feature of the game was
Wall's pitching, which is something
wonderful for an amateur. lie has
perfect command of all tho curves,
and puts tho ball right, left, or up
and down at pleasure Tho effec
tiveness of the curve is testified to
by tho score, which credits him witli
17 caught ought on 3 strikes. Mark
ham is also in fine trim, hut has not
tho command of curves that Wall
has. Scott, the Oceanic catcher,
did not play up to his average,
which may bo accounted for by tho
fact that ho had a finger put out of
joint in the second innings.
The best play of tho day was by
Wodehouse, the Honolulu catcher.
Tub Oceanic's had 3 men on bases
with ono out. The striker made
three stiikes. Wodehouse dropped
the ball, thereby forcing all the
limners, picked it up instantly and
stepped on home putting out tho
runner on third, and threw it to
third putting out the runner on
The Oceanic went to the bat but
The score of the clubs for the
season now stands: First Match,
llonolulus, 23 ; Oceanics, 13. Sec
ond Match, llonolulus, 5 ; Oceanics,
11. Third Match, llonolulus, 2;
With the pitching down to the fine
point it has now reached, we may
expect to see a succession of pro
fessional scores during the balance
of the season. Tho following is the
full score of yesterday's game:
2 1 E
s r !
Scott, e 0 4 0
E. D. Baldwin, 2 b 1 2 0
W. A. Kinney, 1 b. 0 W 1
C. W. Baldwin c. f 1 3 0
E. Jones, r. f.- 0 !1 1
L. A. Thurston, l.f. 0 3 0
W. Wall, p
B. Baldwin, 3 b.
Gaitenbcig, s. s.
1 2 l
0 2 1
0 2 1
9 27 20
o , O
Swan, 3 b
Slmnett, 1 b
F. Oat, s. f,
II. Whitney, 2 b..
II. Wodehouse, c.
J. Dowsett, r. f...
G. Wodehouse, c.
F. Winter, 1. f....
2 27 (! 1 24 21 4
Runs Oceanic 21000000 03
Runs Honolulu....! 10 0 0 0 0 0 02
Runs Earned Oceanic, 1 ; Honolulu, 0.
Fist Base on Balls Oceanic, 1; Hono
Stiuck Out By Wall, 17; by Markham,
J. Castle, Unipue
W. D. Alexander, Jit.,
EXCURSION AND PICNIC.
The Waimanalo left at 7:30 a. m.
with about 75 passengers including
the committee of arrangements who,
on their arrival at the giounds put
cveiything in readiness before the
arrival of the next steamer. Tho
Mokolii left the Esplanade at 9 :30
arriving at Fords Point at 12 o'clock
with about 95 persons, who were
agreeably surprised to find a goodly
spread of lunch under a large tent.
Icecream, soda and ice water were
plentiful. The Waimanalo returned
in the afternoon with 75 or 80 ex
cursionists and the Hawaiian Band.
The programme of exercises began
with a rifle shooting match 200
yards, prize gold medal, 7 entries,
10 shots each. Won by F. II. Hig
gins, scoring 32 ; F. G. Pond, next
best scoring 30.
Girls Foot Race, 3 entries, 1st
prize, brooch; 2nd prize, scrap
book ; 3rd prize, half dozen hand
kerchiefs. Miss E. Carter, won the
first, Miss L. Nott the second and
Miss L. Clark tho thiid.
Running Hop Step and Jump.
Prize 85. Won by J. JR. Moflltt;
distance 81 feet 9$ indie's. There
was considerable dispute about who
was rightfully entitled to the prize
as N. F. Burgess, Jr., was not pre
sent at the beginning of the Hop
Stop and Jump race, but came before
tho decision was given and was
permitted to jump and did the best,
hence the dispute which ended by
announcing Moflltt the victor.
Men's Foot Race, 5 cutiies, prize
McKinnon Pen, was won by J. R.
Boy's Foot Race, 5 entries, 1st
prize, silver pencil caso ; 2nd prize,
straw hat. C. Sass won the first,
W. Bolster tho second.
Quoits Moffitt vs. Wright, prize
set of quoits, was won by Moflltt by
Sack Race, 7 entries, 1st prize, 1
dozen handkorchiofs ; 2nd prize, 1
box cigars. J. Nott,, first prize, T.
Tug of War. 10 married men
vs. 10 single men;
cigars, was easily
Spoon Race for ladies, 6 entries ;
1st prize, 12 yards of muslin ; 2d
prize, a book. Miss N. Bolster won
the 1st prize, Miss K. Webster the
Married ladies foot race, 4 entries ;
1st prize, silver plated water pitcher ;
2d prize, silver plated butter dish.
Miss Crooks won tho 1st prize and
Mrs. Walker tho second.
Younir ladies' foot race over
years of age, 7 entries ; prize,
of jewelry, was won by Miss
Ono mile walking match. Prize,
champion belt. Won easily by Gccr
ing. Owing to the lalo hour of the
arrival of the second steamer, many
of tho games had to be omitted The
party left tho grounds at 5 p.m.,
giving cheers in honor of tho occa
sion and pronounced the excursion a
Tho prize offered by tho Fourth
of July Committee was contested for
by two crews only ; the Kings boat
Liliu entered by R. Parker, and tho
Myrtle Clubs, Puahaulani, C. II.
Purely stroke, J. L. Talbot A. Lylc,
W. T. Monsarratt and W. F. Love
coxswain. After starting the race
was a very close ono until tho Light
house was reached, where the Myrtle
boat gradually left their opponents
and finally came in alone.
DEATHS BY DROWNING.
Shortly after noon yesterday tlnco
Chinese youths accompanied by the
pastor of the Chinese Church, Tang
Chin Sam, left Mr. L. Aseu's store
at the corner of King and Nuuanu
streets, and proceeded to Kapcna
Falls for a bathe. They had been
in the water a few minutes when it
was suggested to jump from a rock
projecting about three feet out of
the water, and swim acioss to tho
opposite side. The pastor and one
of the youths Lc Chong by name,
jumped into together, tho latter kept
on swimming, but turning rounel
suddenly saw his companion in
trouble and in a sinking condition.
He swam back to his assistance, but
the pastor clenched him so tightly
and struggled so violently, that the
two sank to the bottom. The alarm
was given to a native close by but
he was too frightened to go into the
water. A telephone message was
sent from the residence of Hon. J.
S. Walker to the police station and
Captains Melirtens and Fclhbehr
were soon on tho spot, but nothing
could be seen of tho bodies. A
native prisouer named Friday, was
sent for and after diving down two
or three times brought up the boy's
body. About half-past four he dived
down again and found the body of
the pastor very close to were he had
found the boy. The pastor was able
to swim but it is supposed he was
seized with cramps resulting from
his long walk out of the town. The
boy Lc Chong, is about seventeen
years of age, a son of Chan Fook,
one of the partners in the firm of
Chulan & Co. He was at one time
a pupil at Iolani College, but lately
had attended Punahou Preparatory
School, and gave great promises for
the future. The Pastor Tang Chin
?am, was a man of about 30 ycais
of age, respected and liked by every
one lie came in contact with. His
loss is sadly regretted by the mem
bers of the Chinese Church to whom
ho had endeared himself. He was
trained for mission work by tho Rev.
Dr. Happer of Canton, father-in-law
of Mr. Frank Damon, and has been
pastor of the church here for about
fifteen months. His body was taken
to the Chinese Church and there
viewed by a large number of people.
TnunsDAV, Jui.v 3.
W. R. Castle vs. J. Gardner, ac
tion on promissory note for SI 00.
Defendant confessed judgment.
Api vs. II. Kepohcni, action for
money had and received, $100. Con
tinued by consent until 7th inst.
W. C. Achi vs. Manonn, con
tinued from tho 30th tilt., action to
settle who shall pay certain pound
fees. Jutlgment for plaintiff.
Knmaikm vs. llao ot al, continued
from tho 30th ult., action for $200,
trespass damages. Judgment for
plaintiff. Appealed to tho Inter
Allen & Robinson vs. G. B. Palo
hau, continued from tho 26th inst.,
was continued until tho 17th inst.
F. M. Bngot vs. R. W. Grnnnis,
continued from the 30th ult., as
sumpsit tor $30. Judgment for defendant.
HAWAIIAN STAMPED ENVELOPES.
Wo publish herewith tho rates at
which stamped envelopes may be
obtained at tho Post-ofllce. An
examination of tho list shows that a
sum is charged over and above the
price of tho stamp impressed upon
the envelope. This extra chnrge is
ostensibly to cover the cost of the
envelopes. Upon enquiring of the
local stationers, however, we find
that a better quality of envelope
can bo bought at 10 to 15 per cent.
less cost than the charge at the
Post-olllcc. This is not right. If
the stationers hero can make n pro
fit, ami sell at a less price than that
charged by the Government, the
Government must be making quite
a profit on the envelopes over and
above of the price of the stamp.
The postal cards are sold at the face
value of the stamp, no charge being
made for the card. It would seem
proper that the same course should
be pursued with envelope, the con
venience to be public being so great,
that the expense for Envelopes
would be more than compensated
for by the benefit which thcpublic
would receive. But if any charge
is to be made, it should not exceed
tho actual cobt of tho envelope :
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HE FOUND IT.
. A Broadway, New York,
policeman arrested a thief in
the very act of picking a
stranger's pocket. The proof
"What explanation or ex
cuse have you got," asked the
justice before whom the delin
quent was brought.
"Ifoundthe pocket book."
"You found it in that gen
tleman's pocket didn't you?"
"Of course I did. If I
were to say I found it on the
sidewalk, evil minded people
might think there was some
thing crooked about the tran
saction. Why, yourself,
judge, would lose all confi
dence in me, if 1 were to
claim that I found it in some
out of the way place. I just
took it to show the gentle
man Iioav easily he might be
robbed if he kept on carrying
his money in his overcoat
pocket. . T want to teach him
a lesson. I ,was just about
to hand the pocket book back
to him, and tell him never to
carry it again in an outside
pocket, when this evil-minded
cop grabbed, me and call me
a thief. The very fact that
this policeman arrested ine
and calls me a thief shows that
1 am innocent. The police
never bother any real thieves.
Just now they want to make
the Koosevelt Committee
believe they are full of zeal.
I know all about them. I
used to be a police captain
"That settles it," respon
ded the judge ; "I hold you
for trial . " Texas Sif tings,