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TUESDAY, JULY 8, 1384.
THIS' EVENING'S DOINGS.
Excelsior Lodge, I.O.O.F., 7:00.
Hawaiian class Y. M. C. A. 7430.
Bible Class at Lyceum at 7 :30.
Meeting Stock Exchange, at 11.
THE KIND'S POSITION.
It is a matter well known and
constantly spoken of in private, and
it might as well be .said in public,
that the King is responsible for the
present condition of affairs.
He lias treated with contempt the
unanimous expression of opinion of
the entire planting industry of the
Kingdom. Ho lias flatly refused the
reasonable request of a majority of
the most influential and conservative
citizens of Honolulu, giving no valid
reason therefor, and retains in ollice
msn whom he knows to be totally
unfit and untrustworthy. He makes
h's prim j m'nUter of a social out
cast, and openly confessed swindler,
and hugs him but the'tighter to his
bosom, the more bis evil ways and
unconscience able practice arc ex
posed. It is with regret that wo arc com
pelled to make this statement. Wc
have not fawned on Royalty hereto
fore, but we have refrained from
stating a well known fact out of re
gard for' the ollice, and in the vain
hope that it would be unnecessary
to speak thus plainly. But things
have come to the passthat continued
silence would be at the expense of
the public good, and wc shall speak
of the King hereafter in terms free
from vituperation but plainly, lie
has placed himself in a position
antagonistic to the best interests of
the whole nation, and as an incum
bent of such a position it is our duty
as public journalists to discuss his
THE KING'S REPLY.
Iolani Palace, July 7, 1884.
;f H. Watekhouse, Esq., D. Kahanu,
Esq., C. M. Cooke, Esq., and
Gentlemen: I am commanded by
k His Majesty the King to inform you
.that the petition winch lie received
from your hands ; praying Him to
ask His Ministers to tender their
resignations, 1ms had His earnest
His Mnjcstj' 13 oyer anxious to
Jcnow and consider the well-being of
his subjects; and wherens other
petitions have been presented to
Hira, expressing an opposite view to
Atho petition presented by you ; and
Whereas, the intent and purpose
of the petition submitted by your
Committee is to express n want of
conlidencc in His Ministcis, and was
followed by n vote of tho Legislative
Assembly, which failed to express a
want of conlldeneo in them, as His
Constitutional Advisers, therefore,
For these and other considerations
His Majesty does not deem it con
sistent to disregard this expression
of the Legislative Assembly.
I have the honor to be, Gentlemen,
Your most obedient servant,
Ciuiti.Ks II. Juno,
His Majesty's Secretary.
The King has spoken, and what
doeshesaTJ1 He says that ''other
petitions have been presented to him
expressing (in opposite view''' and
that a vote of the Legislative As
sembly failed to express a want of
confidence" in the Ministry; that
"for these and other reasons he does
not deem it consistent to disregard
this expression of the Legislative
For what "other reasons" he does
not deign to say, and witli what he
does not "deem it consistent," is
If as a matter of fact the Legisla
ture hud failed to express a want of
eonlidcnr.e in the Ministry, nothing
would have been more consistent
witli the King's previous conduct
than to immediately demand their
resignations. In 187G, 1878, 1880
and 18E2, a vote of want of con
fidence in tho Ministry was defeated
by large majorities; in 1882 the
vote leing 84 to 10, and yet in each
of those instances the Ministry was
dismissed from ollice within a few
days after the Legislature had ex
pressed its confidence in them. The
King quibbles, and trifles witli the
people when he says that "other
petitions expressing an opposite
opinion" have been presented to him.
The "other petitions" like the vote
of the Legislature, arc the offspring
of the cry men concerning whom
The King basis his reply there 1st
On a decision of the Legislature,
which as we have already shown, is
in no sense an expression of the
opinion of the country, and would
have been to the contrary but for
the individual votes of the Ministers
themselves. 2nd On "other peti
tions," which were gotten up by Mr.
Gibson and circulated by his em
ployes and Government ollicers, and
signed by a labble of irresponsible
persons; petitions which had never
received the endorsement of any
public meeting or of any prominent
or responsible citizen. 3rd On
"other reasons" which arc not indi
cated. Unless the unexplained rea
sons are better than the detailed
ones, it is not a matter of surprise
that they are not given.
MORE DEYELOFMENTS CONCERNING
roisiE.iBis.rs law office
The number of Leases of Govern
ment lands made since January 1,
1882 is stated by the Report of the
Minister of the Interior in reply to
the Resolution of Hon. J. I. Dowsett,
to be 43.
This Report omits one interesting
little transaction however. In March,
1882, the lease of tho land of Kapehu
Ililo, Hawaii, containing 1,200 acres,
for a term of 10 years, was put up
at auction. Il was knocked down
to J. E. Bush, Trustee for the King,
at nn annual rental of $2,Qo0, he
having bid $50 higher than Mr. A.
Lidgate, who bid 2,000. No rent
was paid by the King, and after 19
months, coming to the conclusion
that he had. paid too dear for his
whistle, he surrendered the lease,
which sin render was accepted by the
Minister of the Interior, and the
lease again put up at auction and
knocked down to the Laupaliochoe
Sugar Co. at pnly 8800 per annum.
As 2,000 has been bid at the pre
vious sale, by a responsible bidder,
the government is the looser of
$1,200 a year rent by th,c opiratson.
Of the 45 lenses which are'stated
in the schedule, only 2G were adver
tised for sale, and the other, 19 were
given out privately without any com
petition, in addition to the four en
tered leases, 3 of which to "W. M,
Gibson, and this in the face of n law
which expressly commands, that all
leases nnd Bales of land over $300
111 value shall be sold at auction.
Tho following is list of leases
made without advertising :
No. 310 Yim Quong, Jan. 1,
1882, Chinese Theatre Lot, Hono
lulu, Oaliu, 10 years, $8G0 a yoar.
No. 817 II. R. H. Liliuokalani,
May 15, 1883, Portion of Kaauwao
loa, Palolo, Honolulu, Oaliu, 10
years, 8(10 a year.
No. 318 Mrs. Noa Opiopio, May
15, 1882, Portion of Kaauwacloa,
Palolo, Honolulu, Oahu, 10 years,
$40 a year.
J. S. McGrcw, April 28, 1883,
Hawaiian Hotel, Honolulu, Oahu,
15 years, $2,500 a year.
No. 319 D. Taylor, May 23, '83,
Lot near beach, Lahaina, Maui, 20
years, $80 a year.
No. 324 His Majesty, Sept. 1,
1883, Lokos of Kaihikapu, Lcle
pana, Moanalua, Honolulu, Oahu,
15 years, $200 a year.
No. 320 Hanuna & Aimoku,
Oct. 10, 1883, Remnants of Kakio,
liana, Maui, 20 years, 100 a year.
No. 327 S. E. Kahu, Nov. 1 '83,
Portions of Kalihi and Papaka, Ho
nunula, Maui, 12 years, $50 a year.
No. 328 Hanuna & Aimoku,
Nov. 1, 1883, Remnants of Kapo
huc, Pukuilua Ilou, &c, liana,
Maui, 20 ycars $45 a year.
No. 330 J. Nakaleka, Feb. 15,
1883, Ahupuaa of Mako Makole.
hau, Molokai, 20 years, $150 a year.
No. 331 W. H. Cummins, Mar.
13, 1883, Tract of land between
Nun and Kepio, Kaupo, liana, 20
ycirs, $100 a year.
No. 332 "W. II. Cummings, Mar.
13, 1883, Nakulu between Ntiu and
Waiopae, liana, Maui, 20 years,
$2 GO a year.
No. 334 Trustees Lunalilo Es
tate, Sept 1, 1882, Land at Kou and
Kapoina, "Waihce, Maui, 5 years and
3 months, $500 a year.
No. 335 S. G. "Wilder, Jan. 1,
1883, Marine Railway, Honolulu,
Oahu, 15 years, $1,500 a year.
No. 33G Her Majesty Kapiolani,
April 23, 1883' Waiakoa, Pulehuiki,
and Kamehameiki, Kula Maui, 30
years, $100 a year.
No. 33811. Turton, May 15,
1883, Lahaina Store House, Laha
ina, Maui, 5 years, $80 a year.
No. 341 II. Ilackfeld & Co.,
June 1, 1883, Land at AVaikiki-wa-ena,
Honolulu, Oahu, 20 years,
$700 a year.
No. 343 His Majesty, May 19,
1883, Island of Mokuoeo, Moana
lua, Oahu, 30 years, $50 a year.
No. 245 D. W. Pua, et.al., July
25, 1883, ( Ahupuaa of Ilanakopiai,
Napali, Kauai, 30 years, $25 a year.
No. 350 A. A. Montano, Sept.
2G, 1883, Land in Manoa, Hpno
lulu, Oahu, 10 years, $25 a year.
Clatis Sprecke s, Oct. 12, 1883,
"Water privileges Kohala and Hama
kua, Ahupuaa of Awini, land of
Laupaliochoe, Ilonopue, and other
Government lands between Pololu
and Waipio, Hawaii, 30 years, $500
No. 35G Kawainui Bros., April
1, 2884, Building on Merchant st.,
Honolulu, Oahu, 1 year and 6
months, $400 a year.
There is no doubt an inside history
connected with a number -of these
transactions, a few of which we have
ascertained. Lease 830 to J. Naka
leka, is for 20 yeais of au Ahupuaa
containing 2,087 acres of land. It
may be that the fact that J. Naka
leka has for a number of years been
the representative from his district
had nothing to do with his obtaining
this land by private contract ; and it
may be that he is a blind follower
of the ministers irrespective of the
ments of the question from the dic
tates of his conscience, but Leases
331 and 332 arc to W. II. Cuinmings
of lands in liana, and in Kaupo ad
jacent thereto. It may be n matter
of no consequence that W. II. Cum
mings is the Manager nnd piincipal
owner in the Reciprocity Sugar Co. ;
and it may be that the f net that J. E.
Bush who as Minister of the Interior
leased the land to Cummings, is the
President and a large stockholder in
the Reciprocity Sugar Co., is also
an immaterial point; and the fact
that the land is now used to pasture
the Reciprocity Sugar Co. 'a cattle,
may be merely a considcncc, but
THE POLITICAL SITUATION.
(Fiom tho Planters' Monthly,)
"Every planter and every other
intelligent citizen of these Islands
hits been watching with solicitude
the course of tho Government dur
ing the past two years. The public
administration has been in the hands
of men in whom tho country has had
no confidence. Recent developments
have only deenoned the anxietv
which all have felt siuco tho acees.
slou of this ndinlnUtration to office.
"Words of warning have not been
withheld. Earnest and manly ad
monition nnd protest was made by
the planters in October, 1882, after
the adjournment of tho last Legisla
ture, and shoitly after the Govern
ment was placed under the control
of Walter Murray Gibson.
"The memorial presented to His
Mnjcsty on thnt occasion will go
down to history as a solemn protest
of loyal men, who sought no special
piivileges nor class benefits. That
protest was published in the Plan
ters' Monthly for November, 1882,
and we now republish it to show how
correct were the views then enter
tained, and as a warning for the
Memouial to His Majesty the King.
Honolulu, Oct. 18, 1882.
To His Majesty Kalakaua.
" Your Majesty: At the annual
meeting of the incorporated Planters'
Labor and Supply Company held in
Honolulu upon Monday, the lGth
inst., the Company took under its
consideration the position of this
country with tefcrence to the United
States Reciprocity Treaty, and the
course of administration of the
affairs of this Kingdom as affecting
our staple products and great indus
tries. A Report of the Trustees of
the Company was presented and
read and was unanimously adopted
by the Compairy. The names of the
persons and Planting Corporations
present, or represented at this mect-
are as follows: viz:
Alexander & Baldwin,
SfrL. Austin & Co.,
S. T. Alexander.
J. M. Alexander.
Joua. Austin & Co.,
E. P. Adams,
E. II. Bailey,
T. II. Davies,
W. F. Grant,
R. R. Hind,
Ilonokna Sug.u Co.,
T. J. llayselden,
"Wailuku Sugar Co.,
G. C. Williams,
C C. Kennedy,
H. P. Baldwin,
O. A. Bailey,
W. R. Castle,
Eleele Plantation Co.,
Grove Ranch Co.,
Haw. Agii'iiltural Co.,
W. W. Hall.
T. H. Hobron,
Hoffschboger & Co.,
P. C. Jones, Jr.,
Kila'uea Sugar Co.,
Julius L. Iiichankon,
W. U. Bailey,
S. B. Dole,
East Maui Plantation,
Hitchcock & Co.,
A. S. Hartwell,
Haiku Sugar Co.,
P. Isenberg, '
R. A. Macfie, Jr.,
W. G. Irwin,
Koloa Sugar Co.,
C. S. Kinnersley,
W. Lidgate & Co.,
Ookala Sugar Co.,
A. II. Smith &Co.,
J. K. Smith,
Waianac Sugar Co.,
Makee Sugar Co.,
II. W. Mist,
Princevillc Plant. Co.,
Pacific Sugar Co.,
W. E. Rowell,
Z. S. Spaulding,
"W. O. Smith,
rl hompson Bros. ,
II. A. Widemann,
T. R. Walker,
S. II. Paty,
W. II. Purvis & Co.,
C. E. Richardson & Co.,
J. D. Spreckels, '
J. G. Spencer,
A. II. Smith &Co.,
G. N. Wilcox,
G. W. Wilfong & Co.,
C. R. Bishop,
J. C. Bailoy.
"At an adjourned meeting of the
Company held upon Tuesday, tho
17th Inst, the following resolution
was unanimously adopted : 'That a
Committee of Nino be appointed to
communicate to His -Majesty tho
sentiments of this organization in
I relation to matters
intorcsts of tho industry which wo
"Pursuant to this icsoliilion, nnd
fully iccnguizing that the Constitu
tional Right of Petition of the
Sovcieiirn, including s it does the.
Right of Remonstrance against what
soever may be deemed to be injuiious
to the public interests, ought always
to be cxuiclsed within all piopcr and
usual limits of ofllcial eouilesy, the
undersigned respectfully beg to
assure Your Majesty that the entire
planting community of this Kingdom,
without exception as iar as is made
known, are of the opinion that the
course of Your Majesty's piesent
Ministry is not conduceive to the
public interests, nor the interests of
Your Mnjesty which are coincident
with, and depend upon the public
interests. The only public exponent
of the views of the present Ministry
lias advocated the view that the
Sovereign of this constitutional gov
ernment may lawfully and properly
take a personal part in influencing
the elections of the elective members
of the Legislature, and in influencing
and controlling the votes of the
Legislative Assembly. It is believed
by the planters of this country that
suoh a view is opposed to nil correct
theory and practice of any constitu
tional monarchy anil tends to the
manifest injury of ever member of
the body politic."
"The undersigned arc aware that
it is Your Majesty's wish to be well
informed concerning the views and
wishes of the Planters.' Company,
and. as has been intimated by the
public organ of "the Ministry, that a
temperate expression of such views
and wishes will receive your un
qualified support. In this assurance
the undersigned beg to assure Your
Majesty that if, after that consider
ation which is due to such important
affairs, it shall please you to call to
your cabinet men in whom the monied
classes and other classes have con
fidence, and to impure upon and
leave to such mcr the responsibility
as well as the authority to administer
lliu government strictly according to
the spirit of the Hawaiian Constitu
tion, which makes its Ministcis" res
ponsible, your government will
receive a kind and amount of public
support which cannot be given to its
"It is not the object of the plan
ters, or of their committee to pro
pose for Ministers any individuals
or to express preference for any
nationality or clique over any others,
but with all due respect, and with
the utmost regard for the welfare
and happiness of all the people of
these Islands, to express, as we do
now express, an earnest hope and
belief that the views and wishes of
the planters will receive Your
Majesty's careful consideration and
meet with the response which is due
to the large interests which we
very respectfully, your obedient
(Sigd) Z. S. Spalding, Chairman.
Jona. Austin, '
Rout. R. Hinds,
Alfukd S. IIaiitwell,
Wm. II. Bailey,
E. P. Adams,
II. P. Baldwin,
"The only response made, re
ceived from the self-slj'led 'Pre
mier,' was tho following:
Department of Foumox Affaius, )
Honolulu, October 20, 1882. )
ToMccjsis. Z. S. Spalding and others,
Committee of the Planters'
Labor and Supply Company:
' ' O'eiit'emen : Ky command of the
King, the undersigned lins the honor
to respond to your memorial address
to Iljs Majesty.
"You, as a Committee of the
Planters' Labor and Supply Com
pany, have been authorized "to
communicate to His Majesty the
sentiments of this organization in
relating to matters concerning the
interests of the industry wc (you)
represent." You have not thought
proper, however to cqmmunicato for
His Majesty's information any views
in relation to immigration, cultiva
tion, or other matter purtaiuiug to
the interests of your company as an
industrial organization ; but have
instead presented for His Majesty's
considetntion your dissatisfaction
with the Advisers of the Crown, and
with the opinions of a journal that is
not an organ of ministerial opinion,
and has no connection whatever with
the position or prerogative of tlio
"I mid my colleagues fully recognize
the privilege of any and all subjects
of the Kingdom to discuss the con
duct of public ollicers, and to cn-di-iivor
by constitutional means to
bring about reformation of pubUo
"Such a course is open to you,
gentlemen, to seek "according to the
spirit of the Hawaiian Constitution,"
the ameliointion in the uianngemei.t
of public affairs you deem necessary
for the public welfare.
I have the honor to he,
Your most obedient servant,
(Signed) Waltuu Muhhay Gihson,
Monday, July 7 Continued.
Salary Jailor of. Oahu Prise n
$3. GOO. Mr. C. Brown moved this
item be struck out as there was 1 0
Mr. W. O. Smith said the sanitary
state of the jail, and the wantcf
system and responsibility were net
satisfactory. I consider the Ministci s
are responsible for this state of
affairs. The Deputy Marshal who
is in charge of the place, does net
sleep there. I would ask the Minis
ter of Interior to inform tho Assembly
how the jail was run without a head
Minister Gulick said that at the
time of the death of the late jailor
certain alterations in the jail were
contemplated, such as remodeling,
occupation of prisoners, &c, which
could not be carried out without
Legislative sanction. This" would
necessitate workshops, &c. If it were
tlmught best to teach the prisoners
trades, it would be necessary to
employ suitable 'hums. In view of
the change to be made, the jail was
carried along up to the time of the
Legislature, with the hope that
something definite would be arrived
at during the session.
Mr. Smith said there was no item
on the appropriation bill for the
contqinplated changes. The ex
planation given was anything but
satisfactory. There ought to be
great changes in the management of
the jail and in the Marshal's de
partment. Mr. Kalua said, I am in favor of
an item for salaiy of Jailor, but I
have been told by one lately released
from the jail that the guards were
were in charge. The Deputy Mar
shal, Mr. Dayton, merely goes there
for a short time each day, walks
into the ollice and turns over some
books, and goes home again to
sleep. The prisoners, after return
ing from their daily labor, gamble
for money which they have earned
during the day. Prisoners are often
kicked and beaten for trivial of
fences. The late turkey, Malaihi,
would knock a man down and render
him insensible in one blow.
The item was finally passed as in
Guard of Oahu Prison, $7,000.
Support of Prisoners, $G0,000.
Mr. W. O. Smith moved this item
bo referred to a Select Committee.
Notwithstanding all the sugges
tions that have been made about
prisoners working within the prison
walls, no attempt or experiment had
yet been made. The only answers
received are: "Its no use," "Can
not change the pjvsent system."
The management of -the Reforma
tory School is excellent. Every of
fence renders one liable to fine and
imprisonment. For not having a
light on your carriage you are liable
Minister Gibson said, I second
the motion. The Government might
do well to accept tho services of the
Hon member as a prison reformer,
aim would benefit by his experience
in the matter. The item passed as
in the bill.
Mr. Hitchcock moved that the
pay of Road Supervisors be referred
to a select committee. Carried.
Tho committee rose, and the Pre
sident appointed on the Speeial
Committee, Messrs. Hitchcock, Row
ell, Gardner, Kaulia and Kauna
mano. Third reading of a bill to amend
Chapter 34 of the Session Laws of
1882, relating to the suppression of
diseases amongst animals. Passed.
Tuesday, July 8.
The House mut at 10 a. m. , but it