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TUB UNDERSIGNED have formed
a copartnership umlrr tho linn
name of " Bl'IlECKELfi & Co." for tho
purpose of currying on a general bunk.
Ing nml exchange business at Honolulu,
aim such other places in the Hawaiian
Kingdom as may be deemed advisable
(Signed) CLAUS Sl'RECKHLS
Win. G. IRWIN.
" P. F. LOW.
Honolulu, Jan. 14th, 1884.
Referring to tho above wc beg to in.
form tho business public Unit we arc
prepared to make loans, discount npprov.
ed notes, and puichasc exchange ul the
best current rates. Our arrangements
for belling exchange on the principal
points in the United States, Euiope,
China, Japan and Australia arc being
made, and when perfected, due notice
will be given. "Wo shall also be propared
to receive deposits on open account,
make collections, and conduct a general
banking and exchange business.
010 3mb (signed) SPRECKELS & Oo.
BISHOP & Co., BANKERS,
Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands.
Draw Exchange on the
.LSmtlc ol Ciililbrniu, S. 1"
And their agents in
NEW YORK, BOSTON, HONG KONG.
Messrs. X. M.Rothschild &Son, London.
The Commercial Bank Co., of Sydney,
The Commercial Hank Co., of Sidney,
Tho Bank of New Zealand: Auckland,
Christehurch, and "Wellington.
Tho Bank of British Columbia, Vie-
toria, B. C. and Portland, Or.
Transact aJGcncrul Banking Business.
CG9 ly b
THE DAILY BUIiTiKTIST
can be had fiom
J. M. O.it, Jr, & Co Moichanl st.
T. O. Tlnum MeichontM.
Pledged to neither Sect nor Party.
Bat established for tho bonefit of all.
WEDNESDAY. JULY!), 1884.
THIS EVENINC'S DOINCS.
Lodge Le Progres, 7:30.
Ill Y. &B. Club, 7:30.
Oahu Lodge, No. 1 K. of P. 7:30.
Bethel Prayer Meeting, at 7 :30.
Fort St. Church. Prayer Meeting
St. Andrew's . Cathedral, usual
services, 7 :80.
Regular Cash Sale, at Sales Room
of Lyons & Levcj' at 10 o'clock.
WHY KEAD WENT BACK
FINANCE COMMITTEE'S REPORT,
AND VOTED ACAINST Till-,
Resolution of Want of Confidence.
A BIT OF INSIDE HISTORY.
Keau is the representative from
Honolulu, who signed the Finance
-Committee's Report, and then voted
against it. On Friday, June 27th,
while the Want of Confidence Reso
lution was pending, Keau stated
positively that he should vote in
favor of the resolution. On Satur
day afternoon, June 28th, he voted
against the Resolution. Knowing
as we do that Keau is a patriot of
the highest principle, it is .simply
? 9 impossible that lie should have thus
suddenly changed his mind, except
'Ji from conscientious nintivos ; hut nt.
. , ,,.., ,.-
the same time, there are conciences,
and there are consciences, and the
statement of a few facts may serve
to illustrate the nature and style of
In the first place, Keau is a dealer
in poi. Last November, the Board
of Health advertised for tenders for
. a contract to supply .poi to the
Leper Hospital, for one year from
that time, which were not opened in
the presence of the bidders, but the
. Secretary told one of the bidders
that his bid 24; cents a pound
was lower than any other, and that
the contract would be made out in a
day or two ; upon again speaking to
i the Secretary, however, in three or
four days, the response was, "the
contract has been given to Keau at
, 2J cents." Keau was at at that
time a candidate for Representative.
The other bidder waS not. So much
for November. Now for June.
Between the hours of simsol. mi
v 'Friday, and daylight on Saturday,
Mr, Ilnyscldcn and J. L. Kaulukou
"went to the house of Keau, and
were closeted with him for some
length of time. What wns said, we
will not now repeat. What was
(lone, is as follows : The next after
noon, Saturday, Juno 28, the Elclc,
Gibson's native paper, contained a
notice by the Board of Hcaltb, call
ing for tenders for a contract to
supply poi to the leper hospital, nnd
stating that no tenders would be
received after 12 o'clock on Mon
day, June 30. This notice up
j)eurcd in no other paper. It was
repeated in Monday's filcle, but
tho paper teas not i.inucd until 1
o'clock in the afternoon.
A dealer happened to hear of tho
matter, aud put in a bid at 3 cents
per pound. Keau stated to several
men on Saturday and Monday, that
he had bid 3. cents.
There was no public opening of
tcndcis. On Tuesday, Keau was
closeted with Mr. Gibson, President
of the Board of Health, and when
the interview was over, the Secre
tary announced that the contract
had been awarded to Keau at 2
cents per pound.
These are facts. The public can
draw its own conclusions.
There is a large class of the com
munity of these Islands who are
determined that this country shall
not become demoralized and ruined.
They have been termed the "mis
sionary party," "sore heads,"
"ofllcc seekers," "white invaders"
and "internal enemies;" and various
other titles have been bestowed with
the purpose of casting odium and
contempt upon them. But the ob
ject intended by these dastardly
attacks has failed ; none who have
the tiuc interests of tho country at
heart have been intimidated, and
none such have severed from their
There arc many who love this
country with its delightful climate,
its beautiful sccneiy, its fertile soil,
its beneficent institutions and hospi
table people. The Government also,
based on the principles of enlight
ened constitutional government, has
attracted many. Heretofore the
administration of public affairs has
been such, combined with the pecu
liar circumstances of the situation,
as to produce a state of peace secu
rity and order.
The observance in the main of
the fundamental principles and theo
ries of good government, have con
spired to make life and property
wonderfully secure. Happy homes
have filled the land.
In many of those who were born
here, and of those who have settled
here, has there grown a true love
for the country; many know no
It is such as these who now are
seeking by every lawful meaus to
preserve the integrity of this Govern
ment. And they will not be triffled
with' beyond a certain point.
The country aud the government
belongs to the people. It is not the
private property of the King, the
Ministers, or any one person. The
throne belongs to the people. They
placed the King upon it, and they
hold the power which will control
that throne and him whom they have
honored by placing him upon it. No
question of "the divine right of
Kings," is involved. It is the ques
tion of the inalienable, God given
right of the'people to good govern
ment. Goveknment in accoudanck with
tkoe constitutional i'uincil'les must
and shall iii: l'heseuved.
In demanding this the people are
in the highest sense loyal ; loyal to
their God, loyal to the King, and
loyal to themselves.
MR. CLAUS SPREGKELS.
This gentleman who is well-known
to us all returned once more yester
day. His presence at this juncture
brings him conspicuously before the
public, and we propose to state
briefly our attitude toward him.
We recognize htm as a man of
unusual enterprise, and one who
lias in various ways encouraged the
business and industries of these
Islands. Ho has in many respects
been a benefit to the country. For
all this we wish to give him duo
credit, and not to lose sight of it.
But ho has manifested a disposi
tion to exercise undue influence in
the affairs of the Government; to
control the public administration too
much for his own benefit. Ho now
has measures ponding which he
seeks to force, which are detri
mental to the public good ; and has
assumed to have a power which will
accomplish his purposes in spite of
1 all remonstrance.
Here wo define our position, and
draw a lino over which ho or no other
man may pass. He has the right to
all tho benefits his superior sagacity
and largc( incTuis can bring to him.
We applaud his rare success in
business, and his remarkable
achievements. But no man can
with impunity seek to further his
private ends at the sacrifice of the
rights of others, or by unlawful
The moment he oversteps the
lino of his own rights and treads
under foot the rights of others, he
will meet a resistance which will not
submit to defeat.
He has no rights which in the
slightest way are superior to the
rights of any other citizen.
We shall not attack Mr. Sprccklcs
with personal abuse, but we shall
oppos"o any and every measure detri
mental to the public good which he
Wc would do this to any other
man making similar attempts.
It is too late to imagine that this
community will submit to be tramp
Thicats, rage and curses will not
avail when an intelligent community
is stirred to its depths.
The instincts of self preservation,
the simple principles of justice, and
the plain law of individual rights
will in the last extreme assert an
authority which no man, be he King
or commoner, can defy -with safety.
THE MINISTERIAL ORGAN
Gives this morning an analysis of
the anti-Ministerial petition. Wc
.will not comment upon the fact that
a petition which was handed per
sonally to the King, has been placed
in the hands of a newspaper, for
comment and discussion without
publication. But wc dare the organ
to publish the names of the 742 Ila
waiians and Foreigners.
The fact that a number of the
petitioners arc not voters is con
sidered detrimental to the force of
the petition The organ will yet
learn, as did the King at the time of
the Moreno episode, that non-voting
tax payers and citizens of foreign
countries have rights here which the
King has got to respect.
The petition to oust the Ministers
represents the wclth, the intelli
gence aud the independence of Hono
lulu, and the King is treading on
delicate ground where he refuses to
listen to the voice of such of his
After polishing off the matter of
the petition, the organ winds up
with. "This ends the matter. Let
the Legislature go to work now, and
perform their duties zealously and
patriotically, place the affairs of the
country in a properly condition, and
allow all this petty bickering to die
a natural death."
This is refreshing. "Place tho
affairs of the country in a proper
condition," and go home. That is
to say, pass 'another appropriation
bill for this same incompetent law
breaking cabinet to trample under
foot ; ask no more unpleasant ques
tions ; say nothing more about Min
isters buying up votes and grabbing
lands ; let the Immigration Bureau
square up its accounts to suit the
fancy of the men who keep account
of hundicds of thousands of dollars
on slips of paper ; say nothing about
the issue of bonds for silver in
defiance of the law and of the
Supreme Court ; say nothing about
anything, but simply say it is all
right. It was ever thus. "Lotus
alone," is ever the rogues cry.
But let not the organ run away with
any such idea. Exposure, as long
as there is anything to expose, will
be continued unhesitatingly and
4 A MONOPOLIST.
The great Claus Spreckels, mon
opolist, ex-officio Emperor of the
Hawaiian Islands is on the rampage.
Gov. Low on his arrival at San
Francisco, reported to him that it
looked pretty blue for the monopoly
bank bill ; Spreckels said it was all
right, that the bill was in good
hands. The' next steamer brought
tho news that the bill was dead and
ignominiously burried. This caused
him to wrathfully ejaculate for the
space of half an hour. When ho
came to himself he said, I will arigo
and go to Honolulu and look after
my inheritance. This accounts for
his presence in the Hawaiian capi
tal; where since his arrival ho
has expressed his want of confi
dence in tho independent members
of the Legislature. His hopes now
centre in the steamer subsidy bill,
which asks for $-18,000 a year for
tho Oceanic S. S. Co. , which will
easily pass the Assembly, if it is
true, as he has announced, that the
independent members can all be
Wednesday, July 9.
J.I1U 11UUOU JLilUb UU -IV il. l.
After prayer by the Chaplain, thc
minutes of the preceding day were
read and adopted.
Mr. Dole, from the Judiciary
Committee, reported on a bill relat
ing to payment of contract laborers,
that a new bill had been drawn out
and its passage recommended. The
new bill was read a first time and
passed to second reading in proper
Mr. Pilipo, from Printing Com
mittee, reported a bill relating to
the descent of property, also one
relating to homesteads, as printed.
Ordered to bo distributed.
Mr. Kaulia presented minority re
port from Commerce Committee, on
a bill relating to employer and em
ployee, that tho bill pass.
Mr. Hitchcock, from Special Com
mittee, appointed to enquire into
the item of $19,800 in the Appro
priation Bill for Road Supervisors,
reported that the item pass as in the
bill. Report accepted.
Mr. Richardson, presented a re
port from Special Committee on a
bill to amend Section 1C8 of the Ci
vil Code, relating to Road Supervi
sors, that a new bill had been drawn
out. The bill was read a first time
and passed to second reading in
Mr. Kalua, from the Committee
on Miscellaneous Petitions, reported
on a petition from Lanai, relating to
a mail carrier between Lahaina and
Lanai. and for an English school
teacher at Lanai, the former prayer
be laid on table, and the latter re
ferred to Committee on Education.
Mr. G. Brown offered a resolution
that the Minister of Interior be
instructed to pay into the Treasury
all monies received in his department
from April 1st 1884. Carried.
Mr. W. O. Smith, a resolution that
the Attorney General present a de
tailed statement of disbursements
for the past bennial period, under
the head of criminal expenses. Car
ried. Mr. Hitchcock read first time a
bill amend section 72 of the Civil
Code, relating to victually houses.
Passed to second reading.
Mr. Aholo gave notice of a bill to
incorporate the Hawaiian Endow
Mr. Nahinu gave notice, and then
read first time a bill to encourage
tho practice of law. On a show of
hands being called the bill was re
jected. Mr. Dolu gave notice of a bill to
encourage the cultivation of Ramie
and other fibre producing plants, and
the cleansing and manufacture of
Mr. Bishop gave notice of a bill to
regulate the charge of tuition in the
Government day schools.
Mr. Dole gave notice of a bill to
amend article (51 of the constitution.
Mr. Pilipo gave notice of bills to
amend article 20 of the constitution,
and the election of Road Supervisors
Mr. Nahinu offered a resolution
that certain bills relatiug to Kono
hiki sea fisheries, and. marriage con
tracts, he talicn from tho table and
made special order of the day for
Saturday. Action on the resolution
was referred until the Secretary
presents a statement as to how the
bill was disposed of.
Mr. Kalua moved the order of the
Consideration of the appropriation
bill in Committee of the Whole.
Mr. Kalua asked why an item for
road damages is not inserted in tho
appropriation bill. In former ses
sions this item was introduced.
Mr. W. O. Smith said we ought
to have the information sought,
given to usbcforo proceeding any
Minister Gulick said he would like
to have tho following items referred
to a Special Committee :
Repairs of government buildings.
Repairs and furniture for Aliiolani
Building and repairs of Court
Houses and Lockups.
Improvement and cxtensiou of
Improvement" and extension to
New steam tug and Btcnnf launch.
Dredging the harbor.
New wharves and repairs, Hono
lulu. Aid to the Royal Hawaiian Agri
General improvement of public
grounds, squares and nurseries.
Mr. W. O. Smith said ho was still
waiting for the information respecting
Minister Gulick said he could not
give any fixed sum.
Mr. Smith said the Minister showed
considerable ignorance in not being
able to answer the question relating
to his department. With engineers,
survcj'ors and maps before him, it
seems strange he is not able even to
furnish an estimate.
Mr. Dole said it was the duty of
the Ministers, for which they arc
paid for, to present to tho House a
financial budget. The appropriation
bill is not a financial budget, it is
not full enough. The Minister ought
to be well prepared with estimates,
they can doiit and they must.
At 12 o'clock the Committee took
a recess until half-past one.
On rc-asscmbling after recess, Mr.
Nawahi moved that the Minister of
Interior state the amount required
for each of the above twelve items.
Mr. Aholo supported the motion.
Mr. Widcmann said, the resolu
tion is before the House. Suppos
ing a Committee were appointed, it
would be incompetent to make esti
mates. How are we to know the
Cabinets intentions about road da
mages? It looks as if the Ministers
wanted to put their work on to the
Correspondence is solicited on the top.
ic? of the clay, or what may become so.
Wc lescrve the right to excise purely
Wo do not hold ourselves responsible
for the opinions expressed by our cov.
Editok Bulletin:' In your issue
of the 5th, it is reported that a
" Mrs. Jackson " was brought be
fore the Police Justice on a charge
of assault and battery upon a China
man, and through jour reporter not
having given a proper description of
the said Mrs. Jackson (who I am
told is a colored woman) both I and
my wife have been caused much an
noyance and unpleasantness through
the unceasing efforts of some of our
"Gossiping Honolulu no-bodies;"
and in order to prevent our being
further annoyed by such people,
you will greatly oblige mo by giving
this publicity and stating who this
woman is, aud not Mrs. Gresley
Jackson, as some peoplo seem to
imagine it is.
Geo. F. Gkesley-Jaokson.
Eijitou Bulletin : As a constant
reader of every paper in the English
language, printed and published in
this town, I find something to com
mend and something to condemn in
each one"; but I am constrained to
express my special admiration of
the plain, bold, unambiquous, fearless
utterances of your little organ. Al
thouglnlho least in size, the Bulletin
is foremost in unsparing exposure
and pointed denunciation of politi
cal corruption and offlicial dishones
ty. Your course is approved by
men of candor and straightfowm'd
ncss ; but you need not expect to
escape the anathemas of robbers and
thieves. Neither should you be
surprised to find here, as in all other
communities, some really good,
orderly and methodical persons, who
not being accustomed to measure
words or ideas b' any defined or
rational standard, naturally prefer
the established habit of taking their
case in a good old-fashioned journal
which, having no particular opinion
or meaning of its own, imposes no
tax on the understanding of ils
readers. To this class of persons
or the journals which suit their taste
the world is not and nover has been,
under obligation for the removal
of abuses or tho rectification of
wrongs. From the remotest anti
quity the cause of right and reform
has been championed and sustained
by tho world's outsiders a peculiar
class of persons who, ever and nnon,
from tho obscurest nooks and corn
ers nnd the most despised surroun
dings, have stepped boldly and con
fidently foward, supplying tho want
of brains and courage -which is the
normal condition of mankind in
general and of small communities in
It is refreshing to a man of my
temperament to read a public journal
that expresses ideas in plain words
and represents things ns they really
aroj divested of the fashionable
gauze of twaddle nnd sophistry.
Dangerous diseases required strin
gent remedies, ami it is to bo hoped
that for the sako of this little sick
State you will continue to administer
the antidote in such bitter doses as to
niake the political mountebanks and
public depredators grin and lament
like sick monkeys. The "dear peo
ple" have had such an alarming mess
of deleterious quack compounds
stuffed down their throats by the
bucketful from tho Foreign Ofllcc,
that their mental stamina must be
very much deteriorated; but your
powerful antidote has a wonderful
effect. Subservient cant is unable
to stand before the plain exposition
of simple truth. Those who worship
Bunkum and fall prostrate in the
Temples of Bosh may still hug their
idols, and strive to deter others
from drinking at the pure fountain
of undisguised truth, by calling it
"dirt" and "filth;" but the masses
of the people receive your words
with gladness and admire your
courage and persistency, hoping you
will not cease to reveal tho intrinsic
value of the might' men who carry
bureaucratic portfolios instead of
road-makers' tools and stand proudly
before the country instead of pro
perly in chain gang, until all places
of trust and honor are occupied by
that class of persons to whom princi
ples of that particular nature are
intelligible aud sacred.
Tuesday, July 8.
Mauia and Ben Davics, remanded
from the 7th inst., charged with
having opium in possession on the
Oth inst. ; Mauia was fined $75, and
sentenced to imprisonment at hard
labor for one month. Ben Davis
found not guilt' and discharged.
Kahuila and Naki, for furious ri
ding on the 5th inst., were fined $5
each, and $2.50 cost.
E. Kent and Maria Paehico char
ged with fornication within the last
month, were remanded until the 12th
Kaiakainui remanded from the 1st
inst. , was found guilty of selling a
bottle of intoxicating liquor without
a license on board the Stmr. Kinau
on the 2Gth tilt., was fined $100.
Ninihuco, remanded from the 28th
ult. , was found guilty of larceny in
tho 4th degree and sentenced to 3
months imprisonment at hard labor.
Kcamopohaku remanded from the
7th inst., was found guilty of furious
riding and fined $10, and $2.50 cost.
Maunakea charged with using
threatening language toward Maliina
on the Gth inst. was remanded until
the 9th inst.
Wednesday, July 9.
.W. II. Sutton and Kauliki, wcre
fined $G each for drunkenness.
Jas. Connery, charge with larceny
of a coat,f,on the 8 inst., property of
Marcus Colburn, valued at $10, was
remanded until the 10 inst.
Maunakea, remanded from the 8
inst., charged with using threatening
lauguage, was found not guiliy and
Robert Beckfeld, remanded from
the 4th inst., was discharged.
Robert Beckfeld and J. Byrne, for
an affray on the 3rd inst., the former
was fined $10, the latter $15, and
$1.00 costs each.
Paius, June 24. De Lesscps
declares that the rumors of the failure
of the Panama excavation works are
false Latest advices he has from
the works arc to tho effect that there
were less obstacles to overcome than
were expected. The enterprise is
making rapid progress and the canal
will be finished at the latest in 1888,
when he hopes he and his children
will bo present. In regard to the
Nicaragua canal, Do Lcsscpsaid lie
favored tho project, which in no wise
interfered with the Panama Canal,
but it would bo a great watcr-tfe'eder
to tho Panama Canal, with regard to
which ho had no possible fear of