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FRIDAY, JULY 18, 1884.
THIS EVENING'S DOINGS.
Torchlight Procession, 7 :30.
Polynesia Encampment, 7 :30.
Imp. Order of Red Men, at 7:30.
Morning Star Lodge, K of P. 7 :30.
Sends a Communication to the As
sembly recommending Retrench
ment, Beginning with his own salary
A Sirprise to l Cabinet
who knew nothing of His'Ma
Col. J. II. Boyd presented the
following communication from His
Majesty to the Assembly this morn
ing. Upon being read it was greeted
with great applause. It is a kingty
recommendation, and will be receiv
ed with universal approval :
To the Honorable the President of
the Legislative Assembly, in the
Legislature of the Kingdom as
sembled. Nobles and Jiejiresentativen:
In view of the depressed state of
the business of the country, owing
to the large decline in value of our
chief staple, which will continue so
for a period yet to come, 1 recom
mend for your consideration re
trenchment in the estimate of ex
penditures submitted to the Assem
bly by my Minister of Finance,
recommending a reduction com
mencing from the head of the Civil
List or Privy Purse, as the first
item in the schedule of retrench
ment, and such other reduction in
the general estimate, as my Minister
of Finance will submit to you. I
pray the Almighty have you in His
Holy keeping, and guide you in
your deliberations for the welfare of
Done at Our Palace at Iolani
Halt in Honolulu, this 18th day of
.luly. A. D. 1881.
A SLAP IN THE FACE.
The King's recommendation to
the Assembly to cut down the esti
mates which have been presented by
,the Minister of Finance, is a well
merited rebuke to the Cabinet. The
Cabinet and its chief supporters
have been first and foremost in
voting for the increase of salaries
and tho creation of new salaried
olllcers. In almost every case in
which the question has been re
trenchment or increase, the vote has
been a strict party one, with the
Ministers and their whole gang of
supporters on tho increase side.
HOW THE MONEY GOES.
The Superintendent of Public
Works is and has been drawing an
annual salary of $8, 000, for some
time back, although he has had no
duties to perform, the work of his
ofllco having been delegated to
other men at largo additional pay.
If the occupant is competent, there
is no reason why he should not be
kept busily employed. If he is not
competent, and it is necessary to
employ others at enormous wages to
do such work as properly belongs
to his ofllco, then ho should be dis
charged and his salary saved to tho
Public Treasury. Capt. Hompstcad
was formerly in charge of the Gov
ernment steam tug Pelc, but tho
then righteous Minister of Interior
wishing to place this job in the way
of one of his relatives, stud having
no cause to remove Capt. Hemp
stead, provided him a place else
where at about the same salary, to
which neither work nor responsi
bility is attached. Here, then, are
two men being paid $350 a month
for nothing, by this provident Min
istry, while a fresh loan is actually
necessary to meet the ordinary run
ning expenses of Ciovcrnmont for
the next two years.
A DANGER WHICH THE GOLD LAW
IS SUBJECT TO.
The price of exchange is so ex
cessive that a large proportion of
our importers have stopped buying,
having made arrangements with
their creditors abroad to pay interest
on their debts until exchange shall
so far decrease that it can be ob
tained at a reasonable figure. The
result will be that when the silver
certificates become redeemable in
gold on the 1st of December, there
will be a very large foreign debt
due and owing, being not only the
large amount naturally due at that
time, on account of holiday importa
tions, but the accumulated debt of
the previous six months. The avail
able exchange will not probably be
enough to meet this demand, and as
a natural consequence there will im
mediately bo a drain on the Treas
ury by presentation of the silver
certificates, which will then be pay
able in gold. Even now, merchants
are hoarding silver certificates in
anticipation of this state of affairs.
The only way to avoid this sudden
large export of gold will be to have
a sufficiently large reserve to tide
over, until old begins to come here
DR. G. TROUSSEAU.
This session of tho Legislature
has been prolific in measures show
ing up the mean side of men's cha
racters. We are not surprised at
finding J. M. Davidson's name at
the head of the Lottery Swindle, and
poor simple John Cummins probably
doesn't know any better. But we
did not expect to find Dr. Trousseau
figuring in the role of a sharper. He
has lived long enough in this com
inumt' to acquire a respectable
reputation, and he ought to be
ashamed of himself to now take up
the black leg, fleecing business.
Every man who allowed his name
to be used in connection with the
Bank Charter fraud, or who sought
to make it law, has a lasting stain
upon his character ; and this lottery
scheme is in the same calegorj'.
Dr. Trousseau, respectable people
arc disappointed in you and ashamed
of you, and you ought to be ashamed
THE LOTTERY SWINDLE.
The following was placed upon the
desk of each member of the House
"TO THE RepKEsENTATIVES OK Till'.
"You arc asked to incorporate and
legalize a Lottery, or systematized
"What are these Lotteries, and
what have the' done?
"They take small sums from the
thousand, to give large sums to the
"They take from the poor, to give
to the rich.
"They directly and invariably en
courage every form of dishonesty,
from the defalcations of confidential
agents, to the petty pilfering of
domestic servants. Every Chinaman
is a born gambler, and would sooner
steal twenty-five cents from his em
ployer then g without a ticket.
"In the old countries of Europe,
after the experience of from two to
three centuries, lotteries were put
down by law, as being productive
of evil only. In the United States,
lotteries are illegal in every State
but perhaps one or two. In Eng
land, to advertise a lottery entails
on a newspaper a fine of $250. Lot
teries are almost unknown now ex
cept in Cuba, Louisiana, and a few
minor States. And this is what you
are asked to introduce in these
Islands, whero hitherto they have
been illegal, since there was a writ
ten law in the Kingdom.
"Nohles and Repuesentatives !
You are invited to established hero
an Institution which has been ignom
iniously expelled from every well
governed country in both hemi
spheres, as an unmitigated curse.
"Who will benefit? Only those
who hope to draw heavy salaries,
and ji few prize holders, generally
rich men who can afford to buy largo
numbers of tickets. The holder of one
ticket in a thousand has 90S) chances
against his one.
"REPRESENTATIVE;! OK HAWAII 1
You by yourselves can render this
" Voters of Hawaii 1 Call upon
your Representatives to do their
duty, and save I ho country from
A NEW STEAM TUG FOR HONOLULU.
The N. Y. Nautical Gazette of
June 20th states as follows :
"Messrs. Cramp are building
a splendid iron tug for Sprockets
Bros, of San Francisco, to be cm
ployed at Honolulu. She is 122x27
and (1x13.0 and will have com
pound engines of about 100 horse
If this is so, what -is the use of
this Government spending $50,000
for a new tug. There is not room
enough for two. Or is there a nig
ger in the fence, and is this the
Government boat, which the Spreck
cls Bros, are having built for a con
sideration. A corollary to tho coin
age contract perhaps. If the Gov
ernment has already made a con
tract, the Legislature should know
what the terms are before voting so
large a sum as $50,000. They
should also find out by what right
the Government makes contracts of
this kind without the consent of the
HOW THE KAKCE IS PLAYED.
The Board of Health has spent
$13,805 during the last two years
for drugs, and Mr. Gibson stated the
other day that they had been bought
here, because they were obtained as
cheaply here as abroad. 'Since
Benson, Smith & Co. signed the
anti-ministerial petition however, a
change has come over the spirit of
the old man's dreams.
The first thought that came in to
his head, was "Benson, Smith &
Co." must be punished. So in his
usual ill considered autorcratic style,
he orders the secretary to order the
Government doctors to buy their
drugs of Ilollister only. After a
resolution had been introduce in the
house which would bring this orders
to light a second series of orders
was issued countermanding the first,
and ordering the doctors to send
their orders to the secretary of the
Board, instead of to Ilollister. Mr.
Gibson says that the first order was
a mistake. Mr. Gibson makes a
"mistake" when he says so, and by
the new phonetic spelling that kind
of a "mistake" is spelled 1-i-c.
The wily old fox thought that by
having tho orders sent direct to the
secretary, he could then distribute
them to suit himself; but then the
poi contract stylo of calling for
tenders occurred to him as being an'
improvement and he forthwith put
the following advertisement in the
Daily Advertiser for three times.
Ofllco of the Board of Health, )
July 14, 1884, J
"For a supply of drugs for the
Board of Health ; contract to com
mence Oct. 1st, 1884, and to con
tinue for twelve months.
"Tenders marked 'Tenders for
drugs,' to bo sent to this office not
later thatf Sept. 1 , 1884.
"Further information as to terms
of above contract may be obtained at
By order of the President of the
G. W. Paiuceu,
Sec'y Board of Health."
Mr. Gibson very conveniently for
gets that ho' is already buying as
cheaply now as can be had abroad.
Why then does he wish to change the
system. Tho system of "Tenders," as
carried on at present, Is a farce. If the
above call is made in good faith,
why js the notice not put in more
than one paper? Why are not the
terms given in full? "Furthor infor
mation as to terms," is a conven
ient way of whipping the devil around
the stump, and giving tho informa
tion to tho party who is already sure
of tho cGntract.
The method of reciving and open
thc tenders is also a fraud on its
face. Instead of tho tenders being
sealed, and opened in tho presence
of the bidders, tiicy aro opened
privately, and nobody knows what
the result is, except on the word of
Mr. Gibson, which experience has
6hown is not to be depended upon.
THAT JAW BONE.
The Advertiser accuses the Bulle
tin Sampson of attacking Mr.
Spreckels with the jaw bone of an
ass. This is true. The jaw bone of
the ass that was "with" Mr. Spreck
els when we attacked them, masti
cates hash for Dan O'Conncll, a
newspaper writer in days of yore,
who has gone back on his profession,
shaved his head and taken to editing
Tiii'itSDAY, July 17.
The House met at 10 a. m.
After prayer by the Chaplain, the
minutes of the preceding day were
read and adopted.
Mr. Iscnberg gave notice of his
intention to bring in a banking bill
Mr. Pilipo offered a resolution
that the time for introducing bills,
utc, be extended to the last day of
Mr. Dole said lie was anxious to
finish up this session, but as long as
bills were being brought in, wc will
be here until Christmas. He would
offer an amendment that no notice
of bills be given after to-day.
Mr. Widemann said he did not
approve of such folly as this trying
to shut the door in our faces to pre
vent ourselves getting out, if we wish
to. No member is exceedingly
anxious to sit here any longer than
he can help.
Mr. Dole's amendment was car
ried. Mr. Nawnln gave notice of several
Mr. W. O. Smith gave notice of a
number of bills relating to the Civil
Mr. Kanealii read first time a bill
to amend Section 892 of tho Civil
Code to provide for a Police Justice
district of Waiohinu, Kau. Read a
second time by its title and referred
to Judiciary Committee.
Mr. Kaulukou read first time a bill
for the preservation of the Archives
of the Hawaiian Kingdom. The bill
calls for a sum of $0000 to be appro
priated for the purpose of classifying
and arranging the Archives and
papers, and a suitable person with
an assistant to do the work under
the supervision of the Minister of
the Interior. The bill was read a
second time by its title.
Mr. W. O. Smith said every place
had its Archive and this bill is use
less, therefore he would move it be
The bill was referred to Judiciary
Mr Kaulukou read first time a
bill to increase tho authority of
Sisters of Charity who are in the
Mr. Kalua moved it be rejected.
This object of giving these sisters
too much authority was not right.
The bill was rejected.
Minister Gulick gave notice of a
bill for tho re-codification of the
Civil and Penal Codes of the Hawa
Mr. Dole read first time a bill for
the construction and operating of
street railroads in Honolulu, and
steam railroads on the island of
Mr. Widemann asked whether this
bill wasn't the same as one intro
duced and indefinitely postponed at
Mr. Dolo said it was not.
Mr. Widemann would like to
know who the parties arc that intend
to cany on this enterprise. He
would move the bill bo rejected.
Mr. Dole said the bill was not a
monopoly. Ho would like to have
it considered on its merits. A steam
railroad to Pearl River and out to
Kapiolani Park would be of great
Mr. Widemann withdrew his mo
tion. On suspension of the rules, the
bill was read a second time by its
title and referred to Committee on
Mr. Hitchcock gave notice of a
bill to amend Sections 428 and 429
of tho Civil Code, relating to the
naturalization of foreigners.
Tho Hon. member also read first
lime a bill to amend Sections 1,2
and 3, Chapter 11; to amend Sec
tions 27 and 28, and to repeal Sec
lion 29 of Chapter 29 of the Ses
sion jLnws of 1882, relating to rail
road. Passed to second reading.
Mr. W. O. Smith offered a reso
lution that tho President of the
Board of Health be requested to
lay before tho Assembly all lenders
for supply of poi from October 1st,
1883, and also all contracts for aid
Gov. Dominis reported it had
pleased His Majesty to sign the Act
to Regulate the Currency.
At 12 o'clock the House took a
On re-assembling after recess,
President Rhodes announced he had
received a letter from the agents of
the S. S. City of Paris extending an
invitation to the House to visit and
inspect the vessel on Friday next, at
12 noon, a postscript intimating that
lunch would be served, and carriages
would be in attendance at tho above
hour at Aliiolani Hale.
On motion of Mr. Kalua the 1 louse
directed tbc Secretary to convey its
thanks for tho proffered courtesy.
Mr. Dole read an Act to regulate
the issuance of patents, which was
ordered to be referred to the Print
Minister Kapena read, first time,
tho Loan Bill, empowering iiim to
borrow on the authority of the 11a
waiian Government such sums
not to exceed two million dollars
(g2, 000, 000) upon coupon bonds
bearing interest of not more than 0
per cent, per annum, redeemable in
not less than live nor morn than ten
years, to be devoted to the following
Railwa y $:i.-(),000
Water Works 200,000
Koads & JJridges 100.000
Harbor of Honolulu 8.".000
Reclamation of Water Lots... . 50,000
Nuuami Pali Road 00,000
Referred to Finance Committee.
Mr. Rowcll moved that the bill
upon the same subject read by Mr.
W. O. Smith on July 15th be read a
second time b' its title. Carried.
As the Secretary could not find the
document its second reading was
deferred till to-morrow.
Minister Kapena read, first time,
his Indemnity Bill.
On motion of Mr. Widemann, it
was read a second time and ordered
to be printed.
Mr. Kalua moved that the Act
entitled, An Act to Create National
Banks, be taken from the table and
made the order of the day for Sat
urday next in Committee of the
Minister Kapena moved that the
matter be postponed until Mr. Isen
bcrg brings in the bill promised by
him and then be taken tip with that
Mr. Kalua said, this bill was
printed, while Mr. Iscnberg's might
not be forthcoming for weeks.
Mr. Iscnberg said, his bill would
bo in on Saturday.
Mr. Widemann said, the original
banking bill was indefinitely post
poned, and another had been brought
in which was its twin brother.
Whether this other bill was like its
predecessors there was no one to
say. One such bill at a time was
enough. Ho did not know if they
should take notice of a bill which
was not before the House. He
seconded the motion of the member
Minister Gibson moved that Mr.
Iscnberg be authorized to bring in
his bill in printed form.
Mr. W. O. Smith thought they
had better treat with the bill before
the House, and not consider a matter
that was not bofbro the House.
Mr. Widemann said Ihujiut had
gone forth that the Banking Bill
brought in by tho Ministry is dead.
Mr. Aholo said that was outside
talk-and had nothing to do with (his
Mr. Kahili's motion was carried.
Mr. Kaulukou gave notice of a
bill to amend the English and Hawa
iian version of Section 0, Chapter 7,
of the Penal Code.
Mr. Kauhano gave notice of a bill
relating to road supervisors ; also of
a bill to amend Section 4, Chapter
44, of Session Laws of 1882.
The Minister of the Finance gave
notice of a bill to fix the. compensa
of pilots in Honolulu harbor.
OKDEIl OK THE DAY.
An Act to incorporate the Hawa
iian Endowment Association. This
could not bo taken up owing to the
bill not being returned from the
Committee of Revisal.
Third reading of an Act to amend
Section 387, 389, 390, 391, 395, and
39G of the Civil Code, relating to
konohiki sea fisheries. After some
discussion upon the first amendment,
in which several members opposed
the bill, chielly upon the grounds of
its interference with vested rights
and also with foreign treaties, and
Mr. Nahiiiu staled at length that
the bill was demanded by the people,
tho whole bill was indefinitely post
poned. Mr. Kaulukou gave notice of a
bill to reorganize the military.
Second reading of a bill to create
Police Commissioners was deferred,
owing to the unavoidable absence of
the Attorney .General.
Second reading of a bill to amend
Chapter 43 of the Session Laws of
1882, relating to assessment of taxes.
In Committee of the Whole, Mr.
Walker in the chair.
Mr. Dole pressed his bill upon the
same supject before the attention of
tho House, and, upon motion of Mr.
Kalua, Mr. Dole's bill was ordered
to be printed.
The Committee rose at 4 p.m., and
the House adjourned. Jv
FitiDAY, July 18.
The House met at 10 a. ji.
Mr. Rowcll, from', the Committee
on Commerce, presented a report on
the correspondence relating to Por
tuguese immigrants. The report
slates that a number of letters which
the Committee need for reference
are not forthcoming. A good 11111113
of the letters written by Mr. Gibson
have not been supplied.
Mr. W. O. Smith moved the re
port of the Committee be referred to
Minister Gibson and he furnish the
letters required. Carried.
Minister Gibson presented a report
in answer to a resolution relating to
tenders and bids for supply of poi,
and all contracts for poi. The re
port states that in 1883, tenders
were received for the supply of poi for
six months as follows : W. Buckle,
2h cents; Wilcox, 2J cents; Keau,
24; cents. The tender of Keau was
accepted. At the expiration of that
time fresh tenders were called for
and sent in as follows: C.Clark,
3.V cents ; Wilcox, 3 cents'; Keau,
2- cents. The tender of Keau was
Mr. W. O. Smith Where are the
Minister Gibson There arc no
Mr. Smith Aro these thei original
Minister Gibson No, they are not,
they arc only copies. It is not right
to remove original copies of any
matter out of the office.
Mr. Smith This House has a
perfect right to inspect the" original
ones. There aro charges made1 about
Minister Gibson I will send a
messenger for the original ones
Mr. Smith offered a resolution
that the President of the Board of
Health state the present organiza
tion of the said Board, the names of
its members, and when meetings
have been held. Carried.
'Mr. Dole read, first time, a bill to
prevent tho.wastc of artesian water
in tho district of Kona, Oahu. Read
a second time and referred to Judi
Mr. Kaulukouread, first time, ,a
bill to amend Section 7 of the Penal
Code, to make the'IIawaiian Version
agree with the English. Roferred to
Minister Gulick read first time a
bill granting facilities for small pay
ments. The bill calls for the estab
lishment . of a savings bank to be
called the Hawaiian Postal Savings
bank with tho Post Master General
as manager. The Minister of In
terior, Auditor General, and Post
Master are mentioned as a Committee
to make all preliminary arrange
ments. If passed, tho bill will take
effect from January 1st, 1885. Passed
to second reading.
The Minister also read first time,
a bill for the recodifying of the laws
of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Read a
second time by its title.
Mr. Dole moved it bo referred to
the Judiciary Committee. If we
could got a good Civil Code it would
be a splendid thing. It has been
tried for several years. A work of
this kind will take about four years,
and it is well worth trying. The bill
was referred to Judiciary Committee.
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