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TO OUR READERS.
Tliere is hardly anything more
dearly prized than the approval of
those in whose judgment, we have
confidence. Wc have been rewarded
and highly encouraged kby the many
warm assurances of approval and
support which have llowed in from
all sides. Some of the most hearty
and cheering have been from resi
dents of the other Island1.. As wc
cannot reply individually to all who
have approved our course, we would
return our thanks to them collec
tively. "Wo have sought earnest!'
to obtain reliable information upon
the important events which are
transpiring, and to analyze and
criticize fairly. We have striven to
do justice to all, to commend where
commendation was deserved, and to
denounce fearlessly where con
demnation was merited. We do not
assume misdom above our fellows,
nor are we infallible ; but wc have
a sense of our obligations as public
journalists, and have worked with a
determination to be true to the task
wc have undertaken. If we have
helped to disseminate correct in
formation, to expose wrongs and
injustice, and to create a sound
public sentiment, our labor has not
been in vain.
DUTIES PAYABLE IN COLD.
On Friday last we gave the law
and Privy Council orders concern
ing the coin in which duties are
payable. The organ discusses our
article in its .Saturday's issue, and
in its usual calm and judicial manner,
comments upon Messrs. Dole, Smith
and Castle, and among other polite
compliments says :
The pure and palilotlc tiio In De
cember last had an axe to grind they
thought they could turn the Giboh
Ministry out then, by proving that Ha
waiian silver coin wa not the equiva
lent of U. S. gold. In July they have,
still the old axe to grind and think tn
get an edge on the miserable old tool
by demonstrating that Hawaiian -diver
is the equlvalqnt of C. S. gold."
This is probably a convincing
argument, and decisive of the ques
tion, to the editor of the organ, and
others who do not understand what
they arc talking about. The De
cember decision was based upon
the construction of a clause in the
Loan Act, which reads that the
bonds, which are payable in gold,
shall not be sold for less than par.
The court held that the bonds being
payable in U. S. Gold, the sale of
the bonds for any coin of less in
trinsic value than U. S. gold, would
bo a sale below par, and therefore,
contrary to the terms of the statute.
For the purposes of buying gold
bonds, therefore, the court held that
under the wording of the statute,
American and Hawaiian silver was
not the equivalent of U. S. gold.
The law and Privy Council orders
as heretofore stated by us is now
the law of the land, and the Privy
Council order of 187(i, which de
fines the equivalent of U. S. gold,
specifically states that all duties are
payable in the coins therein enu
merated. Whether the claim of the
United States that duties ought to
be paid in gold is a just claim or
not, there is no law now in existence
compelling such payment, nnd the
simple command of the Minister of
Finance is not a law.
The proposition submitted by the
Minister of Finance to reduce the
proposed appropriation, with some
small exceptions, does it at the ex
pense of needed improvements.
Let them do away with useless
olllces, cutting down large salaries
if need be. The department of the
Attorney-General might have still
further saving. Much as we ad
mire Mr. Whiting, and worthy a
gentleman as ho is, there ought not
to be the appropriation for such
assistance. It is the duty of the
Attorney-General to attend to the
preparation and trial of criminal
cases. He can have if he desires,
a competent clerk, and it is the in
tention of the law that the clerk
shall do the necessary clerical work.
The country should not pay a salary
for a third party, if the Attorney
General and his clerk have so much
private tiusincss that they cannot
properly do the business of the
department. Occasionally it may
be necessary to employ outside
counsel. In such cases the "Inci
dentals" or "Criminal Expenses"
furnish a proper fund on which to
There should be an ample fund
to successfully carry on the customs
department. The Survey Depart
ment ought to be carried on without
cramping its usefulness, yet it is
proposed to cut this department
down about one-third. The Civil List
can be further diminished and still be
amply Miflicicnt. The Foreign De
partment ought to be conducted at
much less expense. It is both fool
ish and wasteful to conduct our
selves in such a way as to parade
before the world. If an' good has
resulted to the country, to its real
interests, from the missions of Iau
kca or Kapcna wc have j'ct to learn
it. It is questionable whether Judd
or Macfarlanc did anything on their
tours which is of any importance or
which could not have been clone
equally well by the mail. Is it ow
ing to Mr. Macfarlane's mission that
there is a marked and material dif
ference between the contracts agreed
upon between the planters and the
Government on one side and the
Portuguese on the other, here, and
the contracts finally signed on which
the immigrants came here on the
City of Paris and the former vessel?
Another place where expense can
and ought to be saved, is in the
salaries of country magistrates,
where the duties can be performed
by any person in business, whose
time will not be seriously infringed
upon. Such person might well act
and the salary might be very small.
If, however, as in Kohala, Maka
wao, Wailuku, Hilo, and possibly
Ivan, most of the time of one per
son is taken, the office should be
filled by some one competent to per
form the duties of the ofiicc, and he
should be properly paid for it. Hut
this does not by any means imply
that every district should be sup
plied with a magistrate whoso salary
should support him.
On the whole, the proposed cut
off in expenses is little better than
a farce. It says in elfect, save the
salaries but let the public improve
Is either getting funny or thinks it
is, if one js to judge by Saturday's
issue. It gets savage over the 13m
i.UTiN and goes into particular
spasms over the order of the Min
ister of Finance to pay duties in
gold only, because we point out cer
tain facts and make certain deduc
tions therefrom. What would our
fiery friend do if ft were not for the
Bui.i.inix and Daily Hawaiian.
After prayer by the Chaplain, the
minutes of the preceding day were
read and adopted.
Satuhday July 2fi.
The House mot at 10 a. m.
Minutes of last meeting wore
read and approved.
The rules were suspended to pcr-
niit Mr. Ktdua to present' a petition
for a new road from Kawela to
McC'olgan's plantation, Kn nuilo,
Island of Molokai. Referred to
Mr. Godfrey Brown presented the
report of the Select Committee on an
Act to provide for the payment of
salnries, expenses of courts, mainte
nance of prisons, lepers, etc. Various
amendments were proposed, among
them one limiting the scope of the
bill to the 3 1st of August. The report
was adopted and the third reading
of the bill set down for Tuesday
mmi.u or Tin: dav.
The third reading of an Act to
facilitate the acquiring of home
steads, and that of the Act to amend
Section -1, Chapter G2, Penal Code,
relating to hospitals, were deferred
owing to the bill not being returned
by the Engrossing Committee.
Third reading of an Act to amend
Section 1 177 Civil Code, relating to
the fisheries. It gives konohiki
fishermen the right to take stones
and other material from the land
lords' property in lieu of the ancient
privilege of taking thatching mate
rial, etc., now not desired. On
motion the bill was indefinitely post
poned. Third reading of an Act to amend
Section 38(1, Civil Code, relating to
the fisheries. It is to prevent
Chinese or other fishermen from
ruining the fisheries by the use of
nets of so small a mesh that they
catch all small fish as well as great.
The introducer, Mr. Amaru,
said he had brought in a resolu
tion, which was defeated, to have
the fisheries tabooed for certain
seasons so as to save them, and the
same motive of saving the fisheries
had actuated him in bringing in this
Minister Neumann said he hoped
this bill would not be disposed of as
recommended by the Judiciary Com
mittee when it was before them. lie
referred to the example of California,
which had to pass similar measures
to save her fisheries. It was not
merely whether Chinamen fished in
the manner described, but whether
anybody did. He moved the bill
pass to engrossment.
Mr. I?owcll was surprised to hear
the Altorncj' General give his sup
port to this bill, which did not en
compass the object stated.
Minister Neumann said in that
case he misunderstood the bill, and
would withdraw his motion, substitu
ting one that the bill be referred to
a Special Committee.
Mr. Widemann seconded the
motion, saying all countries with
fisheries had laws to protect them,
and in many cases observed un
written laws covering such abuses
as were proposed to be remedied
here. He hoped an amended bill
would come from the Proposed Com
mittee and be passed.
Mr. Kalua was in favor of throw
ing out the bill altogether. If it is
passed it would prevent fishermen
from catching the small fish required
for bait to take the skipjack and
albicore. Iksides, as was proved
by the Board of Genealogy, certain
kinds of small fish had been used as
food by the Hawaiian race ever
since its origin. The cause of the
carcity of fish was its being made
an article of commerce since the
advent of civilization.
The motion to refer to a Select
Committee was carried, and the
President appointed Minister Neu
mann, Messrs. Amara, Widemann,
Ivauwila and Kamakele.
An Act granting to Win. . Austin
and his associates the right to
construct a street railroad upon
certain streets in Honolulu, was
read a second time by its title
and ordered to be referred to the
Committee on Commerce.
An Act to enlarge the jurisdiction
of police counts in certain cases of
assault on public officers, was, on
motion of the Attorney General,
referred to the Judiciary Committee.
The rules were suspended to per
mit Mr. Hitchcock to present a
report from the Select Committee on
roads and bridges, lecomondihg the
following appropriations :
hoolaupoko 8 ooo
Koolauloa .j 000
Ualluku r c00
: . A
North Kohala 5,000
South Kohala 1,000
youth Kona 2.500
North Kona 2,000
Koloa . Llliuu 3,000
Walmea tc Nllhau , . . . 5,000
Kawalhae & Hanalcl 0,000
Mr. Pilipo moved the report be
laid on table for consideration with
the Appropriation Bill.
Mr. Widemann thought the de
tailed items should be furnished. He
knew that the Lihuc road, for which
there was an item of 83,000, was
about the best road on the Island.
He had been road Commissioner
there for twelve or fourteen years.
When he left the office the roads were
very good indeed, but he had never
received one dollar of subsidy from
Government except for one bridge.
There had been a good deal of money
spent in that district since outside
of the road tax. He believed in
having good roads, but in such pro
posals he believed in knowing what
the roads are for which the expendi
ture is proposed. He could mention
other instances, but only hoped the
items would be foilh coining.
Mr. Hitchcock said the committee
had done their best in trying to find
out from members the actual neces
sities of their respective districts,
but it would be impossible for them
now to give all the items.
The motion carried.
On motion the House adjourned
until 10 o'clock on Mondtvy.
The entertainment in the Music
Hall on Saturday evening, in aid of
St. Andrew's Cathedral fair, brought
together a very large assemblage of
people ; and they not only got their
money's worth, but were well re
warded for their attendance ; for a
more delightful or a more successful
performance could scarcely be ren
dered by, or expected ..from, any
company of amateur performers.
The opening piece, Overture, Luts
piel by Kola Bela, was agreeably
rendered by the Symphony Club.
Mr. Yarndley should have played first
violin in this number, but failing to
turn up, his place was ably filled by
Mr. Kraft who is a very reliable and
excellent musician. Mrs. Jarlcy's
AVax Works exhibition was extremely
amusing. Mrs. Bickerton acted the
part of Mrs. Jarlcy, and did the
talking in a clear "and distinct voice,
naturally and facetiously. Mr. II.
Von Holt and Mr. Peterson were
competent assistants, and did the
oiling, winding up, and placing.in
position of the figures, Mr. Von
Holt's drollery being particularly
mirth-provoking. The various ladies
and gentleman who represented the
wax figures were fixed up to look
for all the world like real wax works,
and it was a wonder to many that
they kept such perfect command
over their visibilities. Miss Michiel's
solo Robert Le Diablo delighted
the audience so much that nothing
short of a second appearance could
appease the enthusiasm, and she was
complimented with two magnificent
bouquets. A solo Romance of
Hamlet by Mr. Hassclman was also
pleasingly rendered and much appre
ciated. Mr. Michiel's cornet solo
"Blue bells of Scotland though played
dreadfully out of time, was encored,
and responded to with Yankee
doodle. The .singing of the trio,
Jerusalem, by Miss Michiel's and
Messrs. Hessclman and Michiels was
loudly applauded and had to bo re
peated. After a short intermission,
the Symphony Club commenced the
second part of the programme with
an Overture, Undine by Resell, most
charmingly rendered. This was
followed by a one act comedy
"Who is who, or All in a fog." The
cast consisted of five characters,
sustained by Mrs. Hayley, Miss
Wodehouse, Mr. Atkinson, Mr.
Iloldsworth, and Mr. J. F. Brown.
Mr. Atkinson's "Country Gentle
man" was nearly perfect; Mrs.
Hayley represented the "Superior
housemaid" splendidly ; Miss Wodc
houso acted the part of the "Old
gentleman's daughter" very credita
bly ; to come nearer to the typical
English "Valet" than did Mr. Holds
worth would be difficult, and Mr.
Brown was equally good as the
"Model Young Bachelor."
It is not generally considered the
cortcct thing for a newspaper to
notice too critically the exhibition of
ainolours, paiticularly when their
efforts are in aid of some gooil cause ;
but all those who appeared on Satur
day night had so carefully studied
their lespcctive parts and played
them so well that a severe critic
could not find much room for disap
proval: regarded ns amateurs, they
all did marvolously. Lot us hope
that ere long the same ladies and
gentlemen will favor the Honolulu
public with another performance
equally good and entertaining.
Wc cannot close this repot I with
out speaking of the prompt manner
in which the programme was carried
out, mainly due to the efforts of the
genial Judge of the Police Court
who worked like a beaver behind the
A large number of people went
out to Kapiolani Park on Satuulay
afternoon to witness the races for
the benefit of the leper fund. Their
Majesties the King and Queen were
present. The Royal Hawaiian Band
played a fine selection of music
during the afternoon. The follow
ing is a summary :
First race ; trotting, one mile.
Mr. Sam. Parker's B tizzy 1, Mr. J.
D. " Sprockets' Dick, won easily.
Second race; one mile, trotting,
to wagon. Mr. S. G. Wilder's
Kiiniu 1, Mr. Clans Sprockets' Pete
2, won very easily. Time, 3.10.
Third race ; mile heats, best two
in three. Mr. Baker's Joe Dake 1,
2. 1 ; Mr. Sullivan's Sid Sperry 2,
1, 2. Time, 2..k5, 2.57, 2.55."
Fourth race, trotting, one mile
heats, best two in throe. Mr. Sam.
Parker's Buzzy 1, 1; Mr. J. D.
Spreckels' Dick 2, 2 ; Mr. W. G.
Irwin's Unknown 3, 3. Time, 3.10,
Soon after the nices Their Ma
jesties the King and Queen and a
number of guests were entertained
by Mr. W. G. Irwin at his seaside
THE REPORT OF THE BOARD OF
Edit on Bui.urnx: His Ex. the
Minister of the Interior presented
the report of the so-called Board of
Genealogy Fridaj' morning to the
Legislature. When the resolution to
bring in this report was passed in the
Assembly, everybody expected that
the Ministry would either conveni
ently forget to do so or prolong the
sickness of the Secretary of the
Board, but in actually bringing in
this report they beat their former
record of brazen impudence. I
have only had time to skim through
the report, but found sufficient evi
dence to condemn the same as a lot
of amusing rubbish. If a prize
had been offered for the most insane
article, the prize being a position as
chief maniac in a Lunatic Asylum,
there could not have been collected
more consummate nonsense. In
stead of telling us who the King's
father was, and what became of his
grandfather and other ancestors of
our other chiefs, the Board seem to
have occupied themselves chiefly
with Genology, Phisiology, Psy
chology, Choncology and half-a-dozen
other ologics. Seven persons
have presented their genealogy for
approval by the Board, but the
work on all of them is unfinished.
This puts two ideas into my head,
first problem to the amiable incom
petent. If the unfinished gene
alogy of 7 persons cost 10,000 to
the country, what will be the cost
for the remaining 40,000? Second
thought, I shall present my own
genealogy dating back to William
the Conqueror, and have it approved
by the Board. A great many of
the sentences in the report have
either no meaning at all or appear
to contain sonic hidden witticism.
Section 2 of the rules read : "Tho
Board shall meet at the call of the
President, at such time and place as
may be designated not to exceed six
days in a week." This reminds me
forcibly of the German Punch
which appears daily with the
exception of the week dajs.
On page M there is the following
note: 'If tho Darwinian theory bo
correct, and I sec no reasons to con
trovert ii (nay on the contrary, I
may say that my own experience
tends to confirm it) then, etc."
Ghost of Darwin could you but havo
known of this, experience.
I will not take up too much of
your valuable space, etc., Cut con
clude with the appeal of the Boaid
to the Legislature which leads ns
follows: "Much must depend
upon the wisdom liberal mincleducss
and the interest of our Legislature,
in the continuation of these import
ant scientific subjects, whether it is
better to confine the work to its
original limits and first intention or
to embrace other subjects of equal
importance as mentioned in this
I hope the Legislature will not.
appropriate another dollar for this
humburg, at the same time, I should
like to see 5,000 copies of this
report struck off and sent to London.
1 have no doubt the same would sell
as well as the Portuguese "English
as she is spoke," and thus repay
the original outlay of 810,000.
Al the Residence of Mr. Max Kolnn, 18."
Fort Street, opposite the
On Wednesday, July 30lh,
at 10 o'clock a. in.
Double and Single Bedsteads,
Buieaub, Patent Chair for invalids,
Sewing Machine, Spring Matticsses
Feather Pillows, Cornices,
LiinbiequiiiH, Cm tains,
Matting, Looking Glasses,
Tables, Chairs, Crockery,
Stove fc Kitchen Ware,
Meat Safe, Mosquito JSTcK
Lamp-!, Clock, kc, Ac.
771 JJt K. p. Adams, Auctioneer.
By order ol Lloyd's Sun 03 01-', I wl 1
ell at public auction, for account
of whom it may concern.
On Wednesday, July oOlh,
at 11 o'clock a. 111.
On Brewer i Co's Wharf,
The following uilirlc-, damaged on voy.
aj;u ol importation, fiom Liverpool,
u. hliip "Clan Giant,'1 vl.:
J N" 19 Cases Plain Galvan
J 1ST 6 Bundles Iron Wiro,
Nog. 6 to 14.
774 fit E. P. Adams, Auctioneer.
By order of David Dayton, Deputy Mir.
shal, I will .sell at public auction.
On Wednesday, July JJOlh,
at 12 o'clock noon,
On tho Premises of D. M. Crowley & Co.
The following ai tides, namely:
8 Spring Mattresses, '2 Lounges, 1 Easy
Chair, 2 Walnut Cornices, 1 Marble
Shelf, 12 Stun" Chairs, 2 Bed
Lounges, 2 Pillows, 1 lot ltemnants,
1 lion Bedstead, 2 Native Mats, 1
Oiliec Desk, V, doz. Som Spiings,
0 pkgs Twine, 2 pes Lining, 1 Plc
tuie Frame, 150 lbs. 'Wool, 4 Sets of
Sofa Legs, 2 remnant Matting, 1
Hair Curling Machine, 1 lot Lum
ber, 1 Sign, 4 pes Thread, 1 Dustor,
1)3 pkgs Braid and Gimp, 10 Tassels,
51 pkgs Biaid, .1 pes Ribbons, 1 doz.
Paper Tack, 1 pc Ribbon, 1 Rem
naut, 1 pc Damask, 2 lolls Damask,
1 pc Cotton Velvet, 1 pc Builap, 2
rolls Damask, 1 pkg Sack Chair, 1
lot Ribbon, 1 Door Mat, 1 lot Coral,
1 lot Braid, 4 Shades, !3 Lounge
Frames, !i Benches, 3 pes Fringe, 1
pc Damask, !5 b.s Buttons, 1 Balana,
etc., etc., etc. "
774 .It R. P. Adams, Auctioneer.
TTii-st Class Cook
W'ANTS SITUATION. Steady and
sober man. Apply at the Old
Corner Restaurant. 77c 4t"t
A Good Chance for a Live Man
ON account of sickness, I want to sell
cut my BAGGAGE EXPRESS,
Two SetH IlnrncKN,
Tlii-co G oocl IIorNcw
I am doing a good business, but have to
leave tho country on account of my
health. None but cash buyers need ap
ply. For fin titer nailiculars call on C.
Hummer, comer King and Foil sts.
774 lm P. SMITH.
AT A MEETING of tho stockholder
of Wilder's Steamship Company,
(limited), held at their olllco on Friday,
July 25th, 1881, it was voted to Incrcntu
the capital stock of the Company Fifty
S. B. ROSE, Sccietary,
Honolulu, July 21. 773 lit.
PER ORDERS fiom Goneial Super
intendent, I have this day Mans
ferred Iho Agency of Wells, Fargo &
Co. to S. M. CARTER Co.
W. G. ASHLEY.
Honolulu, July 21, 1881. 773 lw
i'uiuNibiiiaij liuusi!., com.
,w3$3aplctc, on thu Government Par. M
feSlSffiadoGi omul, with all modem 1
Improvements, Ront moderate to ro- I?
spectable parties. For paiticulars ap
ply to S. J. LEVEY, Fot t st. 709 tf