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appointed Jailor of Oahu Prison.
W. C. PARKE,
Marshal, Hawaiian Islands.
Honolulu, July 10, 1831.
Approved: Ciias. T. Gumck,
Minister of Interior. 707 !il
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MONDAY, JULY 21, 1884.
THIS EVENINC'S DOINCS.
Band, Emma Square, 7 :30.
Algaroba Lodge, I.O.G.T., 7:30.
Harmony Lodge, I.O.O.F., 7:30.
Book-keeping class Y M. C. A.
Passed Against the
Vote of 22 to 21 !
VOTED FOR THEMSELVES,
In consequence of a new and
glaring violation of Law.
Several weeks ago, a law was
passed especially appropriating
80,000 for the new Japanese Immi
gration Scheme. Strong objection
' was made to it by a number of the
members, on the ground that the
present Ministers were not to be
trusted to spend money as appro
priated. That the objection was
well taken has been demonstrated in
the, strongest manner. The Finance
Committee reported this morning
that of this $50,000 especially and
particularly appropriated for the
purpose of Japanese Immigration,
3,805 had been paid out on account
of the expenses connected with the
Portuguese brought by the City of
Paris. The report further recom
mended that the Cabinet be cen
sured by reason of such illegal
expenditure. After about an hour's
discussion the vote of censure was
carried by a vote of 22 to 21, the
Ministers all voting for themselves.
Dominis, Cleghorn, Kanoa, Bush,
Judd and Macfarlane were absent
from the House. Messengers were
dispatched for the absent ones, but
nobody came to the rescue except
Macfarlane, who flitted in just too
lateto bo of any use. ,
A motion to reconsider the vote
was immediately made by J. V.
Kaltia. A motion to indefinitely
postpone this motion was then made
. by J. L. Kaulukou. The later mo
tion was carried by a largo majority,
t the Ministerial members becoming
1 mixed and voting on the wrong side.
This provents any further consider
ation of the vote of censure, and it
stands as the final verdict of the
THE RESULT OF THE VOTE OF
There is only one constitutional
result, and that is the resignation of
the Ministry. These Ministers how
ever have an utter contempt for law
and the constitution, and there is no
probability that they will voluntarily
resign. They arc the kind that if
they were kicked out, they would
sneak around and crawl in tho back
door, if it was open.
. If His Majesty is consistent with
the reasons staled in his answer to
the citizen's committee, he will
forthwith request the resignation of
Ministers in whom the Assembly
has expressed a want of confidence.
The responsibility is now with His
Majesty, to show whhther he means
what he says and docs or not.
THE EXPOSURE MADE BY THE
Is of a violation of law precisely
similar to the illegal "Cabinet Reso
lution" Expenditures. It would
seem that with the experience of the
past few weeks, and tho pointed
attention which has been drawn to
the illegality of such proceedings,
the Ministers would have exercised
a little caution, and have at least
waited until the Legislature ad
journed before resuming their evil
practices. But they probably relied
upon nobodies finding it out. If
the Finance Committee had not
accidentally discovered the mal
feasance no one outside of the ring
would have been the wiser for it.
Their never was a balder and more
direct violation of law and breach of
trust. The appropriation was made
by reason of the majority of the
House believing that there was some
honor left in the Ministery ; but the
Ministers have demonstrated beyond
a doubt that such a feeling has no
existence in their make up.
When the Ministerial estimate of
8150,000 for tug-boat, steam launch
and dredging of the harbor, was up
for discussion, the Ministers were
asked for the proportionate estimates
for each individual item. They
stated that 830,000 was needed for
a new tug-boat, and $5000 for a
steam launch for towing raud-soows,
and there they appeared to run
aground, being unable to explain
how they expected to expend the
balance of 115,000 in dredging the
harbor. Pending their silence on
this point, a motion was made to
separate the items, which was done
as follows : Tug-boat with steam fire
extinguishing apparatus, $50,000;
steam launch, $5000 ; dredging,
$30,000. The Ministers sat help
lessly through its discussion, ap
parently dumfoundcred, not defend
ing their estimate, nor explaining it.
No wonder His Majesty has lost
confidence in them, and has, by his
message to the Assembly, broadly
hinted that their services cannot be
longer regarded as useful to the
THE REASON WHY
Mr. Sprcckels has changed his tac
tics, is, that he knows that "A
spoonful of molasses will catch
more flies than a barrel of vinegar."
Mr. Sprcckels understands human
nature better than most men, and a
brief examination of the situation
convinced him that he was on the
wrong tack. He accord i n g I y
adopted the principle contained in
the above saying, and in pursuance
thereof dropped his paper money
project. It is not policy for a man
who is starting a bank to antagonize
tho people whom he must rely upon
as customers. His knowledge of
human nature taught him that he
had better stop, and he did so.
Acting on the same principle, he
has made more liberal sugar con
tracts than he did last year. He
offered the Cuba basis, f cent off,
or Manilla basis less $4 a ton, the
cost of freight from Manilla to San
Francisco. Last year the contracts
were all made on the Cuba basis,
which has been lower than tho
Manilla. The sugar agents have
taken the Manilla basis. But there
is an oven chance that the Cuba
basis will be higher than tho Manilla,
during the coming year. Mr.
Sprcckels has, therefore, taken his
chances in a business transaction.
Although lie has shown a liberal
spirit, it- is not a generous one, and
ho deserves no special credit for it.
The same may be said in regard
to freight to Snn Francisco. Last
year, a condition of the contract
was, that the sugar be shipped by
Mr. Spreckels vessels. This year
he does not insist upon that point.
A good reason why. His line of
steamers is establiscd, and has run
off tho majority of the sailing ves
sels. II is not likely that tho latter
will now come back, and sugar will
go by steamer any way. So that
although apparently liberal in this
respect, Mr. Sprcckels will not
actually be the looser thereby.
COL. CLAUS SPRECKELS
Is a power in th'i3 community. It is
of no use to deny what is a patent
fact. Wo are not opposers of Mr.
Sprcckels, on principle, although we
have been opposed to some of his
projects, on principle. Whenever
ho docs that which is for the interest
of the community, we shall give him
credit therefor. 'He is now in a
moie liberal frame of mind than
when he arrived here ; but he has
not, as yet, done anything which
entitles him to any individual credit
or to the thanks of the public.
He lias obtained a subsidy for his
bteamcrs, altogether in excess of
what the country can afford to pay.
It if, perhaps, more than can be
expected of human nature, but if he
will reduce that amount to a reason
able sum, he will bo doing a credit
able act, and will show that he has
the good of the country at heart to a
greater degree than the false repre
sentatives in the Legislative Hall.
So long as Mr. Sprcckels continues
to support Mr. Gibson, however, he
cannot expect any heaity feeling to
wards himself, nor cau ho be con
sidered as acting otherwise than for
some personal reason. When Mr.
Sprcckels uses his undoubted influ
ence towards ousting the Gibson
combination, he will be acting in the
interest of the whole community and
of good government, as well as his
own business interests, and may
then claim and will receive credit as
being the friend of the country.
Saturday, July 19 Continued.
On re-assembling after recess the
order of the day was proceeded
Second reading of a bill relating
to National Banks.
Minister Kapena said it had been
moved and seconded that this bill
should be considered with the Bank
Bill, of which the Hon. Noble Isen
berg had already given notice.
Mr. Aholo moved the consideration
of this bill bo postponed until Thurs
Mr. W. O. Smith moved that as
Mr. Isenberg's bill was not ready,
the House proceed to consider the
first bill. He thought there was
nothing in the bill that would com
mend itself to the House.
Mr. Iscnbcrg asked if this bill
was indefinitely postponed, whether
or not he could introduce his bill?
Mr. Aholo stated that was the
reason he made his motion. A
question might arise whether Mr.
Isenberg's bill was so similar to the
one in question as to preclude its
Mr. Iscnberg said his bill was
entirely different from this one ; but
that was no reason why this one
could not keep until Thursday next.
Mr. Bishop said ho knew that Mr.
Tsenborg's bill was essentially dif
ferent from the so-called National
Mr. Widemann was of opinion
that if this bills were indefinitely
postponed, no one in the House
The motion to postpone the con
sideration of the bill until Thursday
next was carried.
Third reading of a bill to facilitate
the collection of taxes.
Mr. Aholo moved that tho bill be
laid on table to be considered with a
feimilar bill introduced by a com
mittee. Mr. Richardson reported it had
pleased His Majesty to sign the bill
granting a subsidy to the Oceanic
Third reading of a bill to allow
two peremptory challenges in jury
Mr. W. O. Smith made a motion
that the consideration of this bill be
postponed until the introducer of the
bill is present. Carried.
Second reading of a bill to amend
Seotion 498 of ' the Civil Code,
relating to tho dividing of the Islands
Mr. W. O. Smith moved the bill
be indefinitely postponed. Carried.
The House adjourncd-nt 2 :45 p.m.
Monday, July 21.
The House met at 10 a.m.
After prayer by the Chaplain, the
minutes of the preceding 'day were
read and adopted.
Mr. Kaunamano presented a peti
tion from certain guards at Oahu
Prison that they be paid $110 due
them. Referred to Judiciary Com
mittee. Mr. Kaulukou on suspension of
the rules, read a petition from district
of Honolulu that a law be enacted to
prohibit the letting off of fire-works.
Laid on table to be considered with
a bill of a similar nature.
Mr. Kauwila presented a petition
from district of Puna that the mail
carriers salary be increased to $30 a
week, and that the mail carrier start
at an earlier hour on his duties.
Laid on table.
Mr. G. Brown presented a report
from Finance Committee, relating to
the disposition of public funds by
His Majesty's Ministers. The re
port shows that $40,000 of the
$50,000 appropriated for Japanese
immigration has been used, a letter
of credit to that amount being given
to Consul Irwin. The committee
think it very unbusinesslike. Further
more, they find that, the sum of
$3805.40 was expended out of the
balance of $10,000 to liquidate drafts
due with regard to the late importa
tion of Portuguese immigrants by
S.S. City of Paris. This the Com
mittee thinks, shows the Ministers
contempt of law, and they ought to
be censured for it.
Mr. Kalua said this was a very
important matter. The $50,000 was
appropriated for Japanese and not
for Portuguese immigration. It
shows that the Ministers act contrary
to this House, and don't seem to
care what they do. There is no
excuse for their action in this matter.
Minister Gibson said he thought
his colleague the Minister of In
terior was fully prepared to justify
his action in the matter. He had
not acted in defiance of the wishes
of this Assembly.
Mr. Hitchcock said the Minister
of Interior had stated that he had
sufficient money in hand to pay for
the Portuguese immigration by the
City of Paris, and also for the next
vessel which would soon arrive. But
it seems they have been using an
amount out of the sum voted for
Japanese immigration, to liquidate
drafts for Portuguese by the City of
Paris. These statements did not
seem to make matters agree. He
thought it was very strange to use a
sum of money for a purpose, other
Minister Gulick said no circum
stances prompted any defiance of
the law or wish of this House. In
order to answer this matter it will be
necessary to have figures before me.
The amount as stated $3805.40 has
been drawn from the appropriation
for Japanese and used for Portuguese
immigration. The explanation is
within easy reach and I will present
it at an early date.
Mr. W. O. Smith said the Ministers
have no possible excuse for action of
this kind. He was one who opposed
tnc resolution appropriating $50,000
for Japanese immigration, because
these Ministers could not be trusted
with such sums of money. Portuguese
and Japanese immigration are two
distinct propositions. There was a
clear and most distinct understanding
with regard to tho resolution for
Japanese. This delay is to show
reason why it was done, but it is
impossible for them to do so. It is
a clear and plain defiance of the law
which we must condemn. It is the
grossest contempt. They have defied
the law and have no excuse. This
House does censure this Act, no one
can say it is right.
Mr. Dole said ho opposed the
resolution because he felt we could
not trust the Ministers with the
handling of $50,000. This report
shows they could not be trusted.
They say they have done tho best they
could. This act of spending the
money out of a special appropria
tion was without a particle of right.
Their excuses do not excuse their
action at all. They might just as
well have sent a troop of soldiers
down to Bishop's bunk and got a
forced loan. The fact is these Min
isters have organized a littlo legis
lature all to themselves, with no
minority or opposition, but all votes
on one side. They turn tho action
of this House to suit themselves.
He felt ashamed to be a member of
this House and be treated in this
manner by the Ministers, and
ashamed that the House has stood it
as long as they have. He would
support the report as it is a sensi
ble and straightforward statement.
The majority of this House has not
the confidence of the public, nor
the King; and their supporter, the
millionaire has stated that Mr. Gib
son is no business man. There is
no hope of our doing anything with
this Ministry. If we do not cen
sure them, our constituents will cen
sure us. The report should be
Mr. Widemann said one point had
not yet been touched. We passed
the joint resolution for $50,000 for
Japanese immigration. He could
uot but think for a moment that the
Ministers counted Portuguese as
Japanese. If so he would pity them.
The fact is that we have authorised
our servants the Ministers to pay
$50,000 for Japanese immigration.
They draw $3805.40 of that and pay
it for Portuguese. If that is not
transgressing and breaking the law,
he did not know what breaking the
law means. The Ministers say,
yes, wo have broken the law, but did
it for such and such a reason.
Mr. Bishop said the motion to lay
on table showed that time was
wanted. There is no use for further
time, no for any more figures. The
Minister had admitted all that is
necessary. It does not matter what
the amount was, the law docs not
admit of any transfer from one ob
ject to another. If liberties aie
taken with one appropriation, they
may be taken with any. There is
no need of delay in this matter.
Minister Gulick said it has been
stated twice that we have admitted
breaking the law. He would deny
that any admission was made that this
particular draft was drawn and paid,
lie could not give a proper presenta
tion of the matter without figures.
Mr. Aholo said if the Ministers
had done wrong. They had done it
to save the credit of the Govern
ment, and under the circumstances,
ought to be forgiven.
Mr. Pilipo said the want of confi
dence had been gaeatly strengthened
by their action in this matter. He
would move the previous question.
Mi'. G. Brown said they had been
trying to mix Portuguese immigra
tion with other things. Money ap
propriated for one purpose, they had
used for another, and that was a
direct violation of the law. They
have not been ablo to deny it, but
pleaded they thought it expedient to
do so. What is the use of making
laws if they are not to be enforced.
Ayes and noes were then taken on
the motion to lay tho report on the
table as folio-., s:
Ayes. Gibson, Gulick, Kapena,
Neumann, Kuihelani, Kaae, Walker,
Kaulukou, Keau, Lilikalani, Baker,
Amara, Kaulia, Aholo, Kamakele,
Gardner, Nahinu, Kaunamano, Pa
lohau, Kupihea, Nakaleka. Total 21.
Noes. Bishop, Parker, Wilder,
Isenberg, Dowsett, Mott Smith,
Widemann, Martin, F. Brown, Kalua,
C. Brown, Richardson, Kanealii, AY.
O. Smith, Nawahi, Hitchcock, Kau
wila, Kauhane, Pilipo, G. Brown,
Dole, Rowell. Total 22.
The result was received with loud
demonstrations of approval.
Mr. W. O. Smith moved a re
consideration of the vote.
Mr. Kaulukou said there was no
need of it. If we adjourn for an
hour, we will be able to outvote the
Tho motion to re-consider was lost
and the House adjourned at 12:10
THE DEATH OF MRS. DR. WALTERS.
Death seldom presents a sadder
spectacle than in the case of Mrs. Dr.
Walters, of Lihue, Kauai, who died
last Saturday morning. She has
long been subject to violent attacks
of neuralgia, and these had been in
creasing in frequency and violence
for several months past, but she was
not thought to bo in any immediate
danger until a few hours before her
de'ath. Coming from England, she
married Dr. Walters, and made
Lihue her home about a year ago.
Sllico that tlmo she has made nume
rous friends on Kauai and at Hono
lulu, who will unite with those of
her early homo to mourn her loss.
Dr. Walters has the sinccrest sym
pathy of the entire community. Mrs.
Walters was a member of the Angli
can Church, and her voice will be
missed in the services at Lihue.
Our report of the Legislative pro
ceedings of Friday, on the action of
the House on His Majesty's mes
sage, made Mr. W. O. Smith say,
that His Majesty's action "was the
grandest thing he ever knew."
What Mr. Smith said was that, "the
action is the grandest thing which
has happened at this session. It is
a kingry act."
The Chinamen who were captured
with opium in an express wagon, in
coming from beyond the prison the
other day, were tried in the Police
Court last Saturday morning. The
expressman claimed that he was en
gaged to convey the opium from one
part of the city to the other, uot
knowing what the package contained.
His version of the affair given at
different times, did not hang to
gether, but his connection with the
affair seemed to be that of a middle
man. Mr. Castle, for Ah See, asked for
suspension of sentence, on the ground
that there was no evidence that his
client was a principal in the business,
and because he had largo family to
whom his imprisonment would be
Mr. Dayton, Deputy Marshal,
held a suspension of sentence would
work ill,- as the trade was very
dependent upon expressmen.
His Honor held there was no
doubt as to the contravention of the
law in the case of the expressman,
whether he was as guileless as re
presented in regard to what ho was
carrying or not. His conduct had
not been unsuspicious, for in con
veying the opium he had whipped
his horses up when accosted and
taken a circuitous route. He would,
however, suspend sentence in his
case until the first of August, taking
his personal recognizances in the
sum of $500 to appear when called.
Chung Ah Leong ho sentenced to
pay a fine of $50 and be imprisoned
three months at hard labor.
Thursday, July 24,
At 10 o'clock a. iu., at our Sales Room.
By order of G. W, Macfarlane &. Co
Wo will sell at public auction,
ex steamship City of Pniis, a lnrgc and
varied assortment of
DRAWING ROOM SUITES,
Dining Room Suites, in leather; Exten
sion Dining Tables, Gipsy Tables, Pier
Glasses, Overmantlcs, Occasional Tables
Oval Loo and Card Tables, Commodes,
Cabinets, Whatnots, Music Stands and
Stools, Easy Chairs, Butter Trays and
Stands, Bedroom Sets, Brackets, Half
Circle Washstands, and other
too numerous to mention.
EST The above consignment forms
one of the choicest shipments ever intro.
duced to meet tho taste of the Honolulu
public. TCo ladies and gentlemen fur.
nishiug, this offers an opportunity not
likely to occur again, from the fact of
the expensive character of tho goods not
being likely to produce such a return
as to induce a continuance of the con
signment. Tho whole will lip on view on AVeil
iiCHtlay, .July Hit, and tho morn
ing of tho utile,
707 8t Lyons & Levey, Audi's.
For Sale or Lease,
AVIVA A LARGE COMFORTABLE
.taSujallOUSE, eleven rooms, each
ISai&aSahaving convenient closets, pau
try, bath room, kitchen, poultry yard,
&c. "Water laid on. Pour minutes
walk from Punahou College. Terms
easy. A pply to S. P. Graham, at S. M.
drier & Co's, 82 King st. 708 lm
Building- Lois For Sale.
100 feet, or moi c.
SMjfjyejS'un uuiL;miii),;i;oiu aim xucicaii
b4 Streets. Also, tf deep lots. ICj
feet fronlago on Ueckwith St.,
wiui water rictus
ercd with Algnioba tices. Terms
easy. Apply to b. P. Graham, atS. M.
Cuter & Co's, 82 King st. 708 lm
A DIVIDEND of Pour Dollars per
shaio will bo payable to tho stock
holders of tho Piiullla Navigation .Com
pany, on Thursday, the 2Hh instant, at
their olllcc, cornor ol Queen and N'ju.
707 Ct V. B. OAT, Treasurer.
4 DIVIDEND of Four Dollars per
x. Flmro will be paid to tho stock,
holders of Wllder's Sioiimshlp Co., Mini,
led, on "Wednesday, July 10th. 1831, at
he olllco of tho Company.
S. B. ROSE, Secretary.
Honolulu, July 12, 1881, 762 at