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TUB UNDERSIGNED have formed
a copartnership under tho firm
name of " SPKECKELS & Co." for tho
purpose of carrying on n general bank.
Ing and exchauge business at Honolulu,
ana 9uch other places In the lluwuilnn
Kingdom as mny bo deemed advisable
(Signed) OLAUS SPRECKELS
. " P. P. LOW.
Honolulu, Jan. 14th, 1881.
Referring to the above wo bog to in.
form the business public that wo are
prepared to make loans, discount approv.
cd notes, and purchase oxehango at tho
bct current rates. Our arrangements
for selling exchange on the principal
points in the United States, Europe,
China, Japan and Australia are being
made, and when perfected, duo notice
will bo given. "Wo shall also be prepared
to receive deposits on open account,
make collections, and conduct a general
banking and exchange business.
OlO'Cmb (signed) 81'REOKELS & Co.
BISHOP & Co., BANKERS,
Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands.
Draw Exchange on the
I3anlc ol C'iilil'ox-iiitu S. JT.
And their agents in
NEW YORK, BOSTON, HONG KONG.
Messrs. N. M. Rothschild &Son, London.
The Commercial Rank Co., of Sydney,
The Commercial Hank Co., of Sydney,
The Bank of No Zealand: Auckland,
Christchuroh, and Wellington.
The Bank of British Columbia, Vic
toria, B. C. and Portland, Or.
Transact a General Banking Uumiw-ss.
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THE DAIIjY IHJIjLWTIN
can be had from
J. M. Oil, Jr , iV Co Merchant M.
T. G. Thrum...! Merchant st.
Sit gaUaj :iUk'Jin,
Pledged to neither Beet nor Tarty,
Bat established for tho benefit of all.
MONDAY, JULY 7, 1881.
THIS EVENING'S D0INCS. K
Algaroba Lodge, I.O.G.T., 7:110.
Harmony Lodge, I.O.O.F., 7:30.
Book-keeping class Y M. C. A.
THE PETITION TO KEEP THE MINISTRY
A week ago last Saturday, the
petition of 15C9 residents and tax
payers of Honolulu, was presented
to the King, asking for the removal
of the present Ministry, in accord
ance with the unanimous desire of a
crowded pnblic meeting. AVhat does
Mr. Gibson do; Does he resign?
Not much 1 He is not that kind. So
long as ofllce will stick to him lie will
stick to it, and a good deal longer.
Immediately upon learning of the
petition, Mr. Gibson with his own
hand wrote the following:
liTo His Majesty the Kii)j Sire:
Wc the undersigned residents and
tax payers of the Kingdom, ever
interested in the continued pros
perity and independence of the
country, desire to express our full
confidence in the administration of
tho affairs of Government by Your
Majesty's Ministers, and wu pray
that they ' may continue to enjoy
Your Majesty's confidence and con
tinue to serve as constitutional ad
visers of the Crown."
This was printed at the Advertiser
ofllce, and in the hands of numerous
representatives of the Elele Pou
Jcohi, Government officers and Palace
hangers on, was circulated for signa
ture. The men who circulated it, stated
to all who objected to signing,
that they came by authority of the
King; that the King commanded it.
Pinehasa Wood, a number of the
Privy Council, went so far as
to threaten those who "refused to
obey the Kings command," that
their houses would be burned. By
this means many signatures were
obtained among the natives ; any one
might know that ; the soldiers signed
it ; tho volunteers signed it ; the police
signed it; the hangers on and those
who draw pap'tfrom the Government
signed it. How many of this ilk
appear upon the Gibsonian document
we do not know, but no doubt Mr.
Gibson will flaunt it in the face of
His Majestj as a frco expression of
HOW THEY WORK IT.
lion. Cecil Brown introduced an
amendment to the rule allowing the
Ministers to vote on questions affect
ing themselves, on Inst Thursday.
Tbifl is an amendment winch under
the circumstances, common sense
requires, although if the Ministers
possessed common decency or nny
Bcnso of slmmo it would not be
thought of. Mr. Gibson has Bhouted
himself hoarse, in former sessions,
on this very point, and denounced
the voting of the Ministry with every
invective adjective that his glibe
tongue was master of; but when this
opportunity was offered to correct
the abuse for the future, Gibson
snaped his fingers and the whole row
of toadies and Government teat
suckers, from the Tax. Assessor
clown Palohau, down to Water Pipe
Macfarlane, jumped to do his bid
ding, like so many pups in a dog
circus. The usual mound of 21
ballots was piled up, on top of which
the four Ministers triumphantly
Intuited themselves, and congratu
lated one another on the overwhelm
ing majority (of Ministers) by which
a grateful country sustained them.
This was not asurpiisc; such a
tiling as self-respect is a myth to the
members of the Turkey Cabinet,
and it lias probably never entered
into their hearts to conceive that
there is any impropriety in an ac
cused criminnl sitting on a jury to
try himself ; but what does surprise
the community is, that a man of Dr.
J. Mott Smith's years and ability,
with a fresh illustration of the work
ing of the present iniquitous rule,
should throw his influence and his
vote against a reform thereof. So
long as Ministers arc allowed to vote
upon the propriety of their own con
duct, and to cast the votes which
keep themselves in ollice, the Repre
sentative character of tho Assembly'
is a simple farce. No one knows
this better than Dr. Smith, and he
owes this community an explanation
and an apology for his conduct.
MR. GIBSON'S RECEPTION.
Tin; man who has been tripped in
his attemptto swindle the Govern
ment out of 25,000 acres of land,
has had the impudence to get up a
reception, and invite respectable citi
zens to attend it. lie did not dare
invite them in his own name, but
has covered himself up under the
cloak of tho Minister of Foreign
Affairs, and worded it to read " in
honour of Prince Oscar of Sweden,"
thinking thereby to salve the con
sciences of the weak, and to draw in
through force of ofllcial courtesy
those who otherwise would scorn to
be associated with him.
Let it be so. Let those who re
prcsnet Foreign Nations, and who
by ofllcial position in this Govern
ment, are hound to extend ofllcial
courtesy to them, attend as a matter
of official duty ; but wc hope that
no self respecting citizen will so de
mean himself as to do honor to W.
M. Gibson by breaking his bread
beneath his roof. Let Prince Oscar
understand that the citizens of Hono
lulu will gladly do him honour, but
that they can not do so at the ex
pense of thci.t own honour, by ac-1
ccpting tho hospitality of a shame
less pnblic swindler.
MR. CIBSON'S LAND GRABBINC
The exposure of Mr. Gibson's
game to grab 25,000 acres of gov
ernment land is the most damaging
point which lias been made against
him. He might charge double and
triple rates for government printing
done at his office, and pocket 818000
and odd in two years, and still he
'could prevaricate and say that there
was a difference of opinion, and
when worse came to worse, put the
blame on some one else ; But when
wc came to this land grab, it is
brought fairly and squarely home to
Mr. Gibson himself. He in his own
person, in collusion with Mr. Bush,
Minister of tho Interior, in person,
entered into a conspiracy to defraud
The statement of government lands
leased and sold by the government,
is one not usually made to tho Legis
lature, and Mr. Gibson nevcrdreamed
that his breach of trust and deliber
ate fraud would come to light.
JjvTho atmosphere of Lanai evidently
is not conducive to good morals. It
first caused Mr. Gibson to swindle
a lot of poor devils out of their
money and land, under the guise of
religion, and now he attempts to'
swindle tho nation out of 25,000
acres of land under tho guise of
patriotism. And this public aud
private swindler is the man who
stands at the head of the govern
ment, and enjoys the confidence of
tho Legislature 1 Bah '
Monday, July 7.
The llousu met at 10 a. m.
Mr. Kamakele presented a petition
from district of Makawao, that after
the Assembly is prorogued, the
Ministers visit and inspect all the
Islands and sec where the money is
to be expended for roads, bridges
and other internal improvements.
Referred to Minister of Finance.
Mr. Rowell presented two peti
tions, that lepers be sent to their
homes and cared for there by their
friends nnd the government. Laid
Also from a number of residents
in the district of Waimea, that 5122
bo paid them for work done on the
roads during the past few months.
Referred to Judiciary Committee.
Also, from the same district, that
the road tax be kept in the district
and placed in the hands of tho road
supervisor or school. agent. Referred
to Committee on Internal improve
ments. Mr. Mott Smith, presented a peti
tion from S. N. Castle that there be
no expenditure for carriages to go to
races, etc., etc. Referred to Judi
Mr. Kalua, from Select Committee
reported on the item of $25,000 in
the appropriation bill for the pay of
mail carriers, that after consultation
with the Post Master General, they
recommend it be increased by S 1000
and a further sum of S500 be in
serted for letter boxes, making a
total of 820,500 for mail carriers.
Report accepted and laid on table.
Mr. Aholo presented minority re
port, relating to the bill to facilitate
the carrying of mails between Ha
waii and United States, that the
words 82,000 be stricken out, and
81,500 inserted in the same placje,
and the bill pass to engrossment.
The report was laid on the table
until majority reported is presented.
Mr. O. Brown read, first time by
its title, a bill relating to bankruptcy
proceedings. Referred to Printing
Mr. Pilipo, from Printing Com
mittee, reported a bill to amend Sec
tions 38, 45, 47, 58 and 07 of Chap
ter 43 of the laws of 1882, as print
ed. Ordered to bo distributed.
Mr. Kalua offered a resolution,
thatjthe Minister of Finance instruct
all tax assessors to deduct 8300
from all parties liable to taxation.
Carried. Also that the Board ' of
Health appoint a doctor for district
of Lahainn. Referred to Sanitary
Mr.' Dole gave notice of a bill to
facilitate collection of taxes.
Mr. Aholo gave notice of a bill
relating to foreign letters.
Mr. Liliknlani, relating to opium.
Minister Neuraan read first time
a bill to amend Chapter 39 of the
Penal Code, relating to gamipg.
Read a second time by its title
and referred to Judiciary Commit
tee. Also a bill relating to the roaming
at night of minor children. Read a
second time by its title and referred
to Judiciary Committee.
Mr. W. O. Smith gave notice of
bills, relating to the recovery of
personal property, and a national
loan, also read first time a bill
relating to the appointment of a
Police Justice of Makawao. Read
a second time by its title and re
ferred to Judiciary Committee.
Mr. Kalua offered a resolution
that His Majesty's Ministers state,
tho policy they intend to follow for
the purpose of increasing tho
revenues of the country. Carried.
Mr. F. Brown, that the Minister
of Interior give particulars of a cer
tain sale of land in Honolulu.
Mr. W. O. Smith, that the same
Minister plaeo before the Assembly
a full statement of all applications
for Government lands and buildings
from April'lst, 1882 to the present
Mr. C. Brown offered as an
amendment "whether such, proper
ties were advertised according to
law." The resolution as amended
Mr. W. O. Smith, a resolution
that tho President of the Board of
Health state whether any orders
linvo been given in the past two
days, instructing tho Government
physicians where they slin.ll purchase
their drugs. Carried.
Minister Neumann read, first time,
a bill to enlarge the jurisdiction of
Police Courts in certain cases, relat
ing to assault and battery on police
olllcers. Read a second time by its
title and referred to Revising Com
mittee. The Minister also gave
notice of a bill relating to the Police
Justice of Honolulu.
At 12 o'clock the House took a
On re-assembling after recess,
Mr. Kancalii gave notice of a bill
relating to water rights, "Wailuku,
also to amend Section 892 of the
Civil Code, also for a Police Magis
trate at Waiohinu, Kau, Hawaii.
Mr. Kaunamano gave notice of a
bill relating to opium.
Mr. Rowell gave notice of a bill
for a leper hospital at Kalalau,
Mr. Dole from Judiciary Commit
tee, reported on a bill relating to
fisheries, bo laid on table ; also, on
a petition relating to fnake rights,
be laid on table. Report adopted.
Also, on a bill relating to Voters, be
laid on table ; also on a bill to
amend Section 147G of Civil Code
relating to tenants' rights, bo laid
Also, on a bill relating to appeals,
be passed after slightly amended.
Also, on a petition relating to issu
ing of passports to Chinese, be in
definitely postponed. Report adop
ted. Also, on a resolution to remit
forfeited bail, be laid on table. Re
port adopted. Also, on a bill relat
ing to Hawaiians going abroad.
Throe members of the Committee
are in favor of the bill being laid on
table, and two that it pass. Also,
on a bill relating to a permanent
settlement for Mrs. D. L. Kinimaka,
the same bo laid on table.
ORDKR OK Till: DAY.
Consideration of the appropriation
bill in Committee of the whole.
The following items were passed :
Mail carriers $20,500
Incidentals Post-Onlce...... i:),500
Postal money orders 10,000
Marine Telephone Station 1,500
Correspondence is solicited on the top
ic? of the day, or what may become so.
We reserve the, right to excise purely
We do not hold ourselves responsible
for the opinions expressed by our cor.
DR. R0DCERS NAILS A LIE.
Editor Bulletin : In the course
of the .debate on the resolution of
want of confidence, Mr. Gibson
asserted in the most positive terms
that he had endeavored to obtain a
physician for the Leper Settlement
in Moiokai, and had been unable to
do so. His language as reported
in the Advertiser was as follows:
"He had striven to obtain a resi
dent physician." "He had again
and again been anxious for a physi
cian to reside there."
This statement of Mr. Gibson is
an unmitigated falsehood. On the
10th of December, 1882, more than
a year and a half ago, I forwarded
to the Board of Health a letter in
which I offered my services as resi
dent physician to the Leper Settle
ment on Moiokai. An ofllcial com
munication signed by the Secretary
of the Board, acknowledging the
receipt of my letter and informing
mo that the Board had concluded to
"defer the consideration of the
matter," was received by me about
two weeks later. My offer has
never been withdrawn, and the
"consideration of the matter" by the
Board of Health is still "deferred."
It will be seen, therefore, that
Mr. Gibson's statement is not a
"misrepresentation," or a "prevari
cation," or a "perversion of tho
truth." It is a lie, puro and simple,
and has not the slightest trace of
fact to excuse it or give it plausi
bility. ClIAHLUS T RODOEHS, M. D.
Honolulu, July 7th, 1881.
INSULT ADDED TO INJURY.
Mil. Editor I see by tho paper
that tho notorious "OKekoa" has
again been appointed Tax Assessor
for Hilo District; this incompetent
individual, that gave tho tax payers
so much troublo and extra expense
during the last Assessment.
I own some property in Hilo Dis
trict, and have had to pay double
taxes on it. Has it come to this,
that the people have no right that
tho Ministers will respect; Arc wo
- f .' -'
slaves to be thus treated, our money
wrongfully taken from us, nnd then
illegally expended) as is clearly
shown by the report of tho Finance
Committee. I understand the only
reply the Minister gives is that it is
too late, tho appointment is made.
It is never too late to make riyht a
great wrony. 1 assure His Majes
ty the King, that a strong feeling
now exists all over the Islands aud
with all classes of citizens, against
the way the Government lias been
conducted during the last two years.
History informs us what has bc
fallenj Rulers aud chief Ministers of
Kingdom and countries, where they
have disregarded the contention and
Laws made by the people for their
guidance, nnd History sometimes
W. Y. Horner.
Lahainn, July 5th, 1884.
The following communication lias
been sent to us for publication :
will you be kindenough To insert
the following in The bulletin about
glanders. For the good of those
people that dont understand Glan
ders is Lopcrisey in Horses as lcper
scy in man Never none any Cure
for It and the mater is If it modu
lates it Is Certain death to man. I
seen a man loose his Life by.it. I
was Called to see A horse in hawaii
when I was there afew months A go
i told the Man To Kill him that it
was glanders. But he did not But
Sold him to Some one else When
horses runs From tlio nose fdr A
week or more it would be my advise
To destroy them. As all nassell
diseases Is apt to turn into Glanders
but Caussion The people Well as If
the dont mind The will be sorry
when it is to Late j'ours
South Australia, )
Adelaide, June 14th. )
The first general election for our
lower House of Parliament under
the altered constitution has just
taken place, and the opening cere
mony which was a brilliant affair
is now recorded on the last page
of our history. . Tlio new Parlia
ment the lower House which con
tains 52 representatives, is note
worthy for the absence of several of
the old members who failed to re
gain their seals. Among die num
ber is Mr. Glyde, the Treasurer ;
Messrs. Bright and Carr, younger
men, both in years and in political
experience, occupying the seats of
the defeated ones. Both Houses
are at work. Tho Hon. John Col
ton has tabled a motion of want of
confidence in the present Ministry7.
He accuses the Government of in
consistency &c, and an animated
discussion is now proceeding and is
expected that the opposition, led by
Mr. Colton, will soon be in power.
As usual in the winter season,
business is very dull, and manj'
laboring men arc out of employment ;
tho low price of heat will, in part,
account for this stato of tilings.
On two separate occasions (before
our harvest was gathered in) came
news from America, that wheat crops
in California and the Western States
were very light ; so our wheat grow
ers hoped for good prices. ' The re
port being false, the high prices have
While, in the past season, the
southern part of this Continent lias
been favored with a good rainfall, the
central portion has been suffering
from a proKmged drought and hun
dreds of thousands of sheep have
died, and many larger cattle luive
suffered tho same fate. This has
opperatcd against this Province in
two ways, viz: Causing beef and
mutton to be vary dear and almost
stopping (for want of water) tlio ri
ver trade. Our Government lias
just begun to recognize the necessity
of dealing with water question in tho
North, and an officer has been ap
pointed who has organized u strong
&taff to bore artesian wollg and build
dams for tho conservation of the
precious liquid. Already several
good wells have been sunk and con
sequently, what will eventually bo
cattle-runs greatly enhanced.
(From Our Own Coricupomlaut.)
Editor Bulletin : A short time
ago a fnrco was performed at Liliue
which was decidedly 'unique. It
seems a certain gentleman not noted
for legal accumen was appointed
deputy to act in the absence of the
regular District Justice. Lately he
took it upon himself, while Justice
Hapuku was at homo, but without
the knowledge of tho latter, to try
condemn and sentence n South Sea
Islander. The jailor was first to
discover the illegality of the whole
affair. Tho condemned man had
already paid costs into Court. The
story stopped short before the
pseudo-Justice had returned tho
costs. To despoil an ignorant man
of a great pait of a month's wages
without due 2'occss of laic, seems
like rather a Bcverc practical joke.
Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Wilcox in
tend to leave Lihueon the 12th inst.,
for a slioit visit to the Coast. Mrs.
W's. health is the immediate occa
sion for the visit. Many friends will
wish her a prosperous voyage and a
A new organ, just received, helps
greatly to make Liliue Union School
a pleasant and' desirable place for
the children, as well as for tile
Kcawe, Kalama and Kawahahee,
for drunkenness, were fined 80 each.
Mania, and B. Davis, charged
with having opium in possession on
the Gth inst., were remanded until
tho 8th inst., at request of defend
ants. Kcamopohaku, for furious riding
on the 4th inst., wa3 remanded until
the 8th inst.
Kauio, remanded from the 5th
inst., was found guilty of disorderly
conduct, and sentenced to 24 hours
imprisonment at hard labor.
Larkin, charged with furious rid
ing, was reprimanded and dis
charged. Kimo, charged with assault and
battery on a Chinaman, was found
not guilty and discharged.
Maiil Milton, an insane person.
Dr. Ilagan stales, I have examined
this woman and find her insane, it is
not safe for her to be at liberty,
she is in such a state of mind that
she might do herself some harm, the
proper place for her is the Insane
Asylum. Committed to the Insane
Asylum until released by proper au
thority. MORTUARY REPORT
For the month of June,' 1884 :
Under 1 year... . 0 From 80 to40.
From 1 to 5 3 From 40 to 50.
From C to 10 0 From 50 to GO.
From 10 to 20. . . 3 From CO to 70.
From 20 to !J0... 5 Over 70
Males,.... SO Females
Hawaiian 28 S S Islanders.,
Chinese 4 Great Britain.
Portuguese 1 U. S. America .
Consumption .... 7
Disease of Brain 2
Disease of Heart 8
Total , 89
Number unattended 13
COMPARATIVE .MONTHLY MORTALITY: ,
June 187S 38
June. 187!) 01
June 1880 40
Juno 1881 S3
June 1882 38
Juno 1883 44
June 1884.... 37
SICKNESS IN THK SCHOOLS.
Schools. No. of Scholars. Sick.
Fort Street 108 3
Royal 823 5
Polmkaina 183 0
St. Alban's Col. GO 2
St. Louis' Col. 235 ' 2
Preparatoiy, no report.
J. II. Brown,
Agent Board of Health.
AN AQUATIC TEAM.
One of the most novel teams on
record is owned by a boy in Tehama.
Tho young fellow's flyers arc noth
ing more nor less than two large
sturgeons, which were caught by
his father in Sacramento River. ,
He has fastened an end of a strong
rope to the tail of each fish, and the
other end is fastened to tlio bow of
an eighteen foot boat. Two cords,
fastened in some manner . to the
heads of the llsh, serve as reins,
and the owner of the team guides'
his fishy charge up or down the
stream at will. Tho first day the
"water horses" wero hitched up
they "bucked" with all the energy
of a thoroughbred untamed Mexican
mustang, jumping and plunging out
of the water, and digging down as
far as their harness would permit.
But they have been broken splen
didly, and cause no trouble to their
proud driver. When they are not
in use, the fish are driven into a
large wooden cage, which was made
expressly for them. Ghico (Gal.)
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