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Mil: I'NDERSIGXKD have funned
:i copartnership mulei the linn
e of " Sl'llECKELS & Co." for the
nurnoo of currvlni: on a general bank
ing tmd exchange business tit Honolulu,
und such other places hi the Hawaiian
Kini'rtom as may be ilceini'rt advisable
(Signed) OLAUS Sl'llECKELS
" Win G. IHWIN.
" P. F. LOW.
llonol.ulu, Jan. 14lh, 1831.
Referring (o tho nbovo we beg to in
form the business public that wc are
prepared to make loans, discount nppiov.
cd notes, and put chine exchange at the
best current rales. Our urrangements
for selling exchange on the principal
points in the United State, Europe,
China. Japan and Australia ate being
made, and when perfected, due notice
will be given. We shall also bo prepared
to receive deposits on open account,
make collections, und conduct a general
banking aud exchange business.
010 8mb (signed) Sl'llECKELS & Co.
BISHOP & Co., BANKERS,
Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands.
Draw Exchange on the
13n.nlc ol Cniiloraiu, S. IT.
And their agents in
NEW YORK, BOSTON, HONG KONG.
Messrs. X. M. Rothschild &k5on, London.
The Commercial Bank Co., of Sydney,
The Commercial Rank Co., of Sydney,
The Rank of New Zealand: Auckland,
Christoliurch, and Wellington.
The Bank of British 'Columbia, Vic
loria, II. C. and Portland, Or.
Transact aJGeneial Ranking Business.
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TUB DAILY BlflMMRTISj
ran be hud from
J. M. Oat, Jr., & Co Mcichant st.
T. G. Thrum Merchant st.
Fledged to neither Seot nor Fatty.
Bat established for tho benefit?of all.
FRIDAY. JULY 11, 1884.
THIS EVENING'S DOINGS.
Band at the Hawaiian Hotel 7:30.
Imp. Order of Red Men, at 7 :30.
Morning Star Lodge, K of P. 7 :30.
Patience is one of the character
istic traits of strong men and intelli
gent citizens. The ignorant and
thoughtless sometimes mistake it for
weakness and lack of spirit. But
history and experience teaches that
tiie wrath of a patient man, when
once aroused, is more to be feared
than the explosions of the impetu
ous. So it is with nations. The,
wrath of a people who long submit
to misgovernment and abuse, and
finally rise in their might, after
exhausting all other remedies, and
assert their rights, is a power which
is to be feared.
The people of this country, made
up as they are of various nation
alities, are a patient people ; they
have protested and waited. Again
and again have thejr urged their
remonstrances against mal-adminis-tration
and the assertion of princi
ples and powers antagonistic to
constitutional Government. But
the tendency toward absolutism,
and the encroachments on constitu
tional rights has so increased that
the limit at which patience ceases to
be a virtue is not far removed.
No more law abiding people are
to be found in any country on the
face of the earth ; no ruler could
ask for more perfect submission to
the requirements of the Govern
ment. They have been faithful and
loyal ill every detail of their duties
rjs citizens and subjects. Altliough
tiie public administration has not
always met with their approval, and
in various ways has their forbear
ance been tested, they have re
mained true and faithful. But this
submission and .loyalty has been
presumed upon until all indepen
dent thinking men of the nation arc
pondering grave questions of duty.
, Their duties to themselves, their
families, their homes, their property
and, to the nation demand of them
that thoy preserve the purity of the
Government. They see that if the
present tendency is persisted in that
not only will their liberties be tram
pled upon, but the very autonomy
of the Government will lie en
dangered. It is these men who have
boon protesting against tho present
reckless administration of the pub
lic affairs, and who have been dc
nounced by the Ministers of the
rown as "internal enemies."
The conviction which has been
slowly forming mul is now taking
definite expression is that His Maj
esty the King, is primarily responsi
ble for the condition of affairs, lie
cannot avoid the responsibility, and
the eyes of the nation are upon him
to observe the course he pursues.
THE MINISTERIAL QRCAN
Appears to belong to that school of
morals which believes that a lie well
stuck to, will answer as well as the
truth. It has twico told its readers
that the petition to retain the present
Ministry was signed by 2,000 per
sons and that every one was a voter.
The Advertiser is ahoays correct
in its statements ; or most always so ;
or to speak exactly, is sometimes
correct; but the editor recently had
his head shaved, and since that the
"sometimes" have become more
infrequent. With regard to this pe
tition business. The total number
of votes cast at the last election was
only 19-12. The line was strictly
drawn on the question of support of,
and opposition tb, the present Mi
nistry, and 1120 ballots were cast
for the Ministry and 820 against it.
This number of voters were indu
ced to vote for the ministry by the
use of all the government influence
and patronage, by the whipping into
line of the police, tho soldiers, and
the hoopili meet ais. Then the in
iquities of the Gibson government
were only suspected ; now they are
proved. Two thousand votcis peti
tioning for the retention of Gibson,
bosh ! Publish the names if you
THE HAWAIIAN MONTHLY
For July, contains a second article
on "Our Sanitary Statistics," which
shows a bad state of affairs. In
1881 the Board of Health reported
518 deaths in this district ; but the
Board of Education, which keeps an
independent record of births, deaths
and marriages, recorded 090 deaths,
exclusive of small pox. This would
show a dcatli rate of CI. 87 per thou
sand, upon an estimated population
of 16,000, . three times as great as
that of Londou. The reasoning of
the article is good.
'Cyril the Sulpician " is con
tinued. In this installment, tiie
villain's lucky star is in the ascen
dent, and he successfully elopes with
the fair heroine,' having perfected
his arrangements in a masterly man
ner, and left the parents dissolving
in tears and sorrow until next month,
when we shall probably have a des
cription of the mental dissolution of
the jilted hero. "Joe and Hannah"
is a story in rhyme. Joe wants Han
nah to share his bed and board, to
be cook and do the house cleaning ;
Hannah objects. Joe goes out, and
a splash is heard in the well. Han
nah then goes out, looks down the
well, and informs Joe, who is sup
posed to be theic, that "self-murder
is not right," I was only fooling.
Whereupon Joe, who is not down
the well at nil, but only throw a log
down there, and has been sitting on
his heels in the wood shed enjoying
the scenery, comes out and says,
"that's your game is it.'' Tableau.
"My dearest Joe." "My beloved
Hannah." Peace for evermore.
Mr. J. S. Webb has a well written
article on the origin pf the Hawaiian
Islands. He is an advocate of the
theory that a continent once
reached from tho Islands- to New
Zealand. That the Islands now
scattered through the Pacific are but
the submerged peaks of the conti
nental mountains. He cites in proof
the similarity of birds and vegeta
tion, also the fact that vast areas of
Central Asia which are now at a
great elevation, show signs of having
once been under water. From this
he deduces that at the time the Asia
tic Continent rose the Pacific Conti
nent sanlc. There .is much in favor
of this theory, but there are certain
points which arc not explained by it.
For instance, there is a deposit of
coral and shells on tho top of the
mountain on Molokai.
The plain beyond Punahou street
and in the vicinity of Kamoiliiii, is
composed almost entirely of coral ;
and there are ninny other places
which give evidence of once having
been under water.
An analysis of the probable vote
in the United States at the Presi
dential election, is as close as can
bo made at piesent, and wo give, tho
table of probabilities elsewhere.
Editorial notes on tho late finan
cial embarrasment in New York,
Chinese immigration, and tho finan
cial nnd political situation arc good,
and with the clippings complete it
good number of the Monthly. '
MR. W. C. WALLER
Is the proprietor of a slaughter
house, bone meal factory and boiling
down apparatus on King street, a
mile or more out of town on the Ewa
side of the city. This establishment
is prolific in evil smells, to the great
inconvenience and discomfort of the
whole neighborhood. A rule of the
Board of Health says that no slaugh
ter house shall be situated on a
highway. This one is within a few
feet of the street. Mr. Waller has
been remonstrated with, and appli
cation has been made to the Board
of Health to abate the nuisance, but
no attention has been paid to the
complaints. The doctors say that-
the establishment is the cause of
sickness in the vicinity, and about
six weeks ago a large number of
people presented a petition to the
Legislature asking that the matter
be remedied. The petition was
referred to the Attorney General for
investigation. An examination was
made into the facts by his deputy,
who reported that a strong case
was made out against Mr. Waller,
and the matter was referred by the
Attorney General to the Board of
Health for action No action has
been taken, and the vile smells con
Mr. Waller makes his boasts that
the Minister of the Interior and the
Provident of the Board of Health
have told him that he need not worry.
This state of things will probably
continue until some piivatc citizen
is obliged to go to the trouble and
expense of prosecuting Mr. Waller
for maintaing a nuisance, as the
authorities seem to be unwilling to
do their duty.
THE MURDER TRIAL.
The trial of Keanu for the mur
der of Japanese Charlie was con
cluded at about 3 o'clock this morn
ing, when the jury returned a ver
dict of "Guilty," one juror dissen
ting. The crime, our readers will
remember, was committed at Ko
hala, on the ICth of February last.
The Attorney-General, assisted by
his deputy and clerk, prosecuted,
and the prisoner was defended by
Messrs. J. L. Kaulukou and Joseph
Poepoc. Thirteen witnesses were
examined on behalf of the Crown
and two on that of the prisoner.
Judges Judd, McCtilly and Austin
presided. What the next step will
be cannot be positively stated until
the statutory lapse of forty-eight
hours after the verdict.
Thursday, July 10 Continued.
Mr. Wilder said, the country has
or will have about 1,000,000 silver
coins, which with a five dollar limit,
will be too much. Hawaiian coins
can be changed for gold at 15 per
cent, and Mexican at 12 to 12J per
cent. It is wrong to have the Hawa
iian money at all but as it here, we
must do the best we can with it. If
Hawaiian coins had been brought
here to the amount of the depreciated
coin in the cofintry, as it was inten
ded by those who framed this bill,
it would have made a difference.
Mr. Mott Smitli said, that the
United States silver limit is $10. and
in England, which is sound in cur
rency, the limit is $ 10.
Mr. Hitchcock was in favor of the
810 limit. The 85 limit would be
hard on planters, whose monthly
payments to employees are all the
way from 87 to $20.
Mr. Dole thought those who had
to pay out desired to pay in silver
and be paid in gold. The matter
could not be discussed on the basis
of the planter, banker or merchant.
I believe the gold basis is going to
help this country.
Mr. Gibson said, there was a
necessity for the establishment of a
gold basis, and that a limit of 810
would bo best, which ho was in
Mr. Bishop said tho difference of
opinion when the matter was consul
ted in the chamber of commerco was
botween $5 and 810. It does not
mutttor so much whether 810 or $5
is tho limit, so long as silvor Is kopt
at par with gold. Financiers in tho
United States give their opinion that
the silver currency will get that
country into trouble some day. The
section was passed as amended.
Mi'. Mott Smith, I inovo the date
in Section 3 be changed to agree
with Sections 1 aud 2. Canied.
Mr. Dole moved Section G be in
Mr. Smitli moved the Committee
rise and ask leave to sit again Friday
Tho President took the chair, and
then Mr. Bishop moved to change
the dale of Section 1 from January
1st, 1885, to December 1st, 1881.
The follpwing arc the sections as
Section I. From and after the
first day of December, 1881, the gold
coins of the United States of America
shall be the standard and legal tender
at their nominal value in the pay
ment of all debts, public and private,
within the Kingdom.
Section 2. The standard silver
coins of the United Slates of America
and the silver coins of the Hawaiian
Kingdom shall be, on and after the
1st of December, 1884, legal tender,
at their nominal value, for any
amount, not exceeding ten dollars in
any one payment.
Section 3. From and after the
first day of December, 1884, gold
and silver coins, other than the coin
of the United States and of thc.IIa
waiian Kingom, shall be received in
the Treasury at a rate not exceeding
their bullion value, for Government
dues, duties and taxes.
Section 4. Whenever it shall
appear that there is such an excess
of silver coins in circulation as
disturbs the equilibrium, between
gold and silver c o i ns, under
the provisions of this Act,
the M i n i s t c r of Finance,
in order to restore such equilibrium,
shall replace suillcicnt silver coin
which ma' be in the Treasury, either
as Government realizations or on
deposit, on account of any silver
certificates with gold coins of the
United States, in the same manner
as hereinafter provided in Sections
5, G and 7 of this Act.
Section 5. Upon the approval of
the Act the Minister of Finance
without delay shall give notice by
public advertisement that for sixty
days, immediately following such
notice, silver coins of all denomina
tions, excepting silver coins of the
Hawaiian Islands and of the United
States, will be received at the Treas
ury at their nominal value m ex
change for Hawaiian coins at their
nominal value ; and the Minister of
Finance without delay shall arrange
through advertisement for tenders,
or otherwise, for the sale of all the
silver coins which are or may bo in
the Treasuiy now, excepting Ha
waiian silver coins ill lots of not
more than 850,000 each, and the
delivery of the proceeds of the sales
of said silver coins into the Treas
ury in gold coin of the United States.
Third reading of a bill to abolish
the Intermediary Court on the Island
of Oahu. Passed.
The House adjourned at 4 o'clock.
Friday, Jur.Y 11.
The House met at 10 a. m.
After prayer by the Chaplain, the
minutes of the preceding day were
read and adopted.
Gov. Dominis reported the follow
ing bills which it had pleased His
Majesty to sign : Endowment of a
chair of Chemistry and national
science in Oahu College ; to amend
Section 5G2, Penal Code ; erection
of buildings other than lire proof,
granting a franchise to Honolulu
Gas Co. ; to amend Section 782,
Civil Code, relating to elections;
amending Sections 1442 and 1445,
Civil Code, relating to charters of
incorporation; holding of an addi
tional term of the Third Judicial
Circut Court ; to amend Section 82
Penal Code, relating to libel ; also
resolutions authorizing the Minister
of Finance to pay over a sum of
over $7,000 to the Queen's .Ilospi
tal, and tho re-issuing of bonds to
E. Jones of Lahaina.
His Majesty withhold his signa
ture from a bill amending Section
780 of the Civil Code, relating to
the election of an extra representa
tive, as it now census is Impending,
and the application should be based
on tho population in tho district.
Mr. C. Brown read first titno a
bill to amend Section 5G, Civil Code,
rolatlng to licenses, Passed to
Mr. Aholo read first time a bill
relating to foreign correspondence.
Passed to second reading.
Mr. Kaulukou offered a resolution,
for the preservation of the archives
of the Hawaiian Kingdom.
Mr. Pilipo moved the order of the
Unfinished business, consideration
of tiie act to regulate currency in
Committee of tho Whole, Mr. Kau
lukou in the chair.
The Secretary then read Section
G. The Minister of Finance shall
requiic of those persons whose ten
ders being accepted shall desire to
remove the silver coin bid for by
them from the Treasury, prior to the
delivery of the gold therefor, a de
posit in the Treasury of the Hawa
iian Government bonds of like
amount ns to the nominal value of
the silver delivered to them, nnd tho
said bonds shall be held as security
for the delivery of the proceeds of
the sale of the silver coins to the
Treasury in gold coin of tho United
States within 30 days, and upon
such delivery the bonds on deposit
shall be returned.
Mr Mott Smitli moved it pass as
Mr. Dole said, I moved yesterday
that the section be indefinitely post
poned, and having slept over it, find
no reason for changing my mind.
Mr. Hitchcock offered an amend
ment to the section.
Mr. Bishop said, the Committee
is pretty nearly agreed on most
points, still there is yet a little differ
ence of opinion. I move the Commi
ttee rise anil ask to lefcr the bill to
the Committee having it before. The
amendments could be made better
in the hands of a Committee.
Everything connected with this bill
should bo done carefully.
Mr. W. O. Smith said, I support
that motion. We can ask advise of
parties not in the House as well as
Mr. Mott Smith said, the Commi
ttee on currency have given a great
deal of attention to this bill. The
Committee have conferred together
and also asked outside advice. We
have got light enough on this subject
to get this silver turned into gold.
The Hon. Noble then stated three
'methods of doing it. He
had no objection to refer it to the
Committee. He had given the mat
ter a great deal of attention himself.
Mr. Bishop said, this is not a
question of intelligence. I wish the
Committee to simply take it into
their hands and fix it, so as it will
be satisfactory to the House.
Mr. W. O. Smith thought Mr.
Hitchcock's amendment ought to
have some consideration.
On a vote being called, Mr. Hitch
cock's amendment was passed, and
the pection as amended was passed.
Section 7. The expense, cost and
loss incident to the conversion of
silver coins into the gold coins of
the United States shall be borne by
the Treasury, and the Minister of
Finance s hereby authorized and re
quired to provide for the same, from
any monies not otherwise appropri
ated or which may hSieafter be ap
propriated, and he shall render an
accurate statement of such expendi
ture in his report to the Legislative
Mr. W. O. Smitli moved as an
amendment, that after the word
"authorized" be inserted the words
Minister Neumann, an amendment,
that the word "monies" be changed
Mr. Dole said, both ways of
spelling tho word were authorized.
Tho section as amended was
Mr. Mott Smith offered n new
section to road Section 8. Which
was passed and reads as follows :
Section 8. On and after the first
day of December, 1884, all outstand
ing silver certificates excepting tlo
ten dollar, silver certificates on pre
sentation ut the Treasury, and on
demand shall bo redeemed at their
nominal valuo in United States gold
coin, and silver certificates so re
deemed shall bo concolled by the
Registrar of public accounts.
Mr. Mott Smith moved that
Section 4 of tho Minority Report bo
made Section 9 of tho now bill.
Tho Uouso now look a recess.
On re. assembling after rocess Mr.
ICcau moved tho committee rise.
Mr. W. O. Smith thought tho
motion was childish.
Tho motion was lost.
Mr. Hitchcock thought a gate wa9
being opened for a large influx of
depreciated currency within the next
90 days, and at the expiration, of
that time goltt demanded. He
thought the gate ought to be shut.
Mr. Wilder thouglit theio was not
much cluuico f any fraud, there
would not bcueh brought in, and
what did come in would only be a
little in passengers pockets.
Mr. Mott Smith said it would bo
necessary to caution the collector of
customs about the importation of
coins for speculation. He had
spoken to him about it and found
there would be no trouble.
THE HAWAIIAN TREATY.
The Washington Sunday Gazette
is the subsidized opponent of tho
Treaty. The following is one of its
latest effusions on the subject:
" An attempt is being made to
have Congress adjourn by the 4 th
of July, and it would not be a bad
thing if the attempt was successful.
But Congress has some little work
to do before adjournment that ought
to have been done long since. This
is the repealing of the Hawaiian re
It docs not require further argu
ment to convince members of Con
gress that this treaty is a swindle
from hide to core. The t Sunday
Gazette has presented facts and ar
guments whose force has been ac
knowledged by over a scoie of mem
bers. The continued presence of
this lobby in Washington is
a standing reproach of our
institutions. No doubt the
greater majority of members and
Senators, actuated by .that red-tape
slowness which seems to affect
every tiling in American ofllcial
transactions, have concluded to "go
slow" about it, while determined to
repeal this alleged treaty. But can
they affoid to do this?
This is Presidential year. The
cry of reform is in the air. The
existence of this lobby is well known
to the country. Would it not be a
winning card for the party that
moved aud carried the abolition of
the swindle? And if it could not be
repealed this session, we at least
would know in detail the names of
all the members and the Senators
Avho uphold it. Their constituents
might, perhaps, have something to
say to them later on."
THE PROBABLE VOTE AT THE PRESIDEN
The following from the Hawaiian
Monthly, presents as close an esti
mate as can be made of the Presi
Tho total votes to be cast are 401.
Necessary to a choice 201.
REPUBLICAN STATIC SURE.
Maine . . G
Massachusetts . . 14
New Hampshire 4
Rhode Island 4
REPUBLICAN STATfcS lROBAHLli.
DEMOCRATIC STATES SURE.
Maryland . . 8
North Carolina 11
South Carolina 0
West Virginia G
DKMOOltriC STATES I'ltOHAUU:.
Now Jorsuy 9
Now York.,,.,, 30
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