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WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 1884.
THIS EVENING'S DOINGS.
Onhu Lodge, No. 1 K. of J'. 7:30.
Bethel Prayer Meeting, at 7 :JJ0.
Fort St. Church, Prayer Meeting
at 7: HO.
St. Andrew's Cathedral, usual
The Organ assails President
(Rhodes this morning, for having left
the Chair in the House last evening.
No. mention is ' made, however, of
the fact that the President gave fair
warning to the House that it was
without a quorum, and that it was
not until a motion to adjourn was
defeated, there being no quorum
present, that the President Avith
drew from the Chair and the Assem
bly. His action was perfectly dig
nified and proper. It was nothing
more than an insult to try and forcp
him to preside over empty chairs,
by refusing to adjourn when no
business could be transacted by
remaining in session.
AN UNUSUAL OCCURANGE IN THE
For many days past,' many of the
Ministerial seats have been vacant.
Generally two, sometimes three, and
at times all four. Yesterday after
noon after four o'clock, about the
-usual time for adjournment, after
the Assembly had gone through the
third reading of Mr. Iscnbcrg's bank
bill, all the Ministers appeared in
their scats. Hy that time, as the
banking bill had been passed, most
of the independent members had left
the House, so that the advent of the
Ministers and two or three of the
nobles of their following, conspic
uously Clcghorn and Macfarlanc,
who seldom appear iti their places,
gave the Ministry an absolute ma
jority. They lost no time in calling
up the two bills relating to the ofllce
of the Auditor General, one pro
posing to abolish the ofllce, and the
other to change the appointing power
from the Ministers to the Legisla
ture. The "previous question" was
immediately called, shutting off all
debate, and the bills forth with
killed. Having done this, Walker,
.Clcghorn and Mackfarlane left the
Assembly, leaving no quorum. A
motion was made to adjourn and
lost.- The Assembly can transact no
business without a quorum. Presi
dent Rhodes is not a man to be made
a fool of by the Ministers and their
tools, and making the remark that
as there was no quorum and they
would not adjouru, he was not going
to stay any longer, he left the
Assembly. Vice President Aholo
then took the chair and the House
adjourned. The Opposition arc
dealing with unprincipalcd men and
will have to learn that unceasing
vigilance is their only safe guard.
This action on the part of the Minis-
' try is only fresh proof of their de
termination to defeat reform, in
' .whatever direction. Thoy even stoop
, ,' to parliamentary trickincss. There
is nothing too small and mean for
. them to resort to. Yesterday's ac-
- tion was a put up job in favor of
Ministerial supremacy, and the pre
sent illegal farce called the Auditor
THE ORGAN ON GOLD DUTIES.
Tho Organ gives tho following
raunb)e advice this morning :
we liuvu sold nc lore, our iniRinoas
men lnul better settle down lo the
gold basis' (hoy htivr so much pro
fessed to covet, at once, and not
wait for the 1st December."
This is like knocking a man down
and taking all his money away front
him, and then telling him to get up
and pay his debts at once. Hut for
the financial tinkers now running
the machine in the Interests of Claus
and number one, the present neces
sity for action on the gold question
would not have arisen.
The Minister of Finance has again
been brought up standing by the
Legislature. A resolution was passed
yesterday afternoon rescinding the
order that duties should be payable
in gold from and after August 1st and
fixing September 1st as the date
from which such an order, if en
forceable at all, shall go into effect.
In nothing has the incompetency and
utter lack of common sense and
business knowledge of the Cabinet
been so plainly shown as in their
miserable finance tinkering. The
very it excuse given, that "it was
gotten up hurriedly," is itself a con
fession of incompetency. What right
has the Minister of Finance or the
Cabinet to "get up huricdly"
measures) which vitally affect the
whole business interests of the King
dom, and attempt to put them in
operation oil" hand, without any
Suppose the Legislature had not
been in session, what position would
we have been in 'i It wotdd have
been useless lo talk to the Minister
of Finance. He knows no more
about finance that a cat does about
astronomy. We might have de
meaned ourselves, as we have here
tofore, and humbly beg of the King
as a favor that which we have a right to
demand as a right ; but the King is
deaf dumb and blind to the business
interests of the country, and tamely
submits to being bossed by a California
Schemer and an apostate mormon,
whose financial capabilities have
never risen higher than swindling
poor Kumtk(t9 and abusing his trust
position as a Minister to illegally
obtain Government lands for his own
benefit. What then are we going to
do when the Legislature adjourns ?
So long as it is in session there is
some little protection ; but when it
is prorogued, we will bo left to the
tender mercies of the finance tinkercrs
aud the man who is now jingling in
his pockets the profits of his little
coinage job and who with the assist
ance of the same tinkcrcts is going
to bleed this country to the tunc of
872,000 during the coming period
under the name of a subsidy.
It is now proposed to take a part
of tiie funds appropriated for the
education of Hawaiian youths
abroad, and send the King to the
Court of Victoria for a term of one
year, to be initiated into the myste
ries of state-craft, as that part of
his education seems to have been
The failure of His Majesty to
dismiss his Ministers in consequence
of the vote of censure which was
lately passed by tho Legislature is
not surprising, although it is some
what disappointing after his reply to
the petitioners for their dismissal,
in which lie laid down the principle
that he was guided by the action of
the Legislature. For ten years dur
ing which the King has reigned ho
has not consistently adopted any
intelligent principle of Government.
From his acts, no one can say that
he has made the least progress in
mastering the idea of Constitutional
Government. He has never appeared
to understand the uses of Cabinet
Ministers, his relation to them nor
theirs to him. That a Ministry is
only useful when it represents the
prevailing public sentiment, is a
truth which he is ignorant of. His
Cabinets have been numerous and
generally weak; it is a mutter of
history that a conspicuous quality
of these Cabinets has been a ten
dency to dissolve and disintegrate,
a process which goes on a large part
of the time, the retiring members
being replaced at convenience, such
convenience being sometimes a
matter of many months. Public
confidence in a Ministry as rcpri-
Bontod by a Legislative voto, is to
hint no reason why they should eon
tiuuc to udiuiuistor the Government;
and a vote of reniure in no teason
why their adminisliallon should
come to an end. The grounds for
dismissing a Ministry which appear
to have the most weight with him,
are purely petsonnl ones, as when in
1880 lie dismissed the Wilder Cabi
net just after a strong vole of con
fidence, in order to inaugurate tho
Moreno escapade; or when in the
romantic hour of midnight he waked
up the Smith atuMIartwcll Cabinet
with notes of dismissal, because thoy
were too particular as to the terms
of a certain water franchise, to
satisfy somebody who had influence
with the King.
There arc some wlto believe the
King knows more than we have
given him credit for, but that he
deliberately acts as he docs, from
want of ptinciple or disregard of the
public interests. This may bo true
in a theoretic .sense; he may have at
times a vague, glimmering idea of
of intelligent administration, but it
is too remote and weak to ever be
come a controlling force in his
mind. Such consciousness is never
strong enough with him to contend
for the mastery with his own per
sonal impulses and aims. Jf the
King was a thinking man, there
would bo sonic hope that as the
years went on ho would learn some
thing from his great opportunities,
of the principles of Government, but
the experience of the last ten years
show that there is absolutely no
hope of any such development of
the royal understanding, and all
liberal progress in Government here
must come from an ever watchful
pressure from a determined public
Tj'kmmv, Jm.y 21). Continued.
oimnu ok thi: day.
Consideration of the Appropria
tion Hill was resumed in Committee
of the Whole. Mr. J. Mott Smith in
The appropriations for roads and
bridges recommended by a select
committee were taken up.
Mr. Kaulukou moved the inser
tion of an item of 813,000 for im
provement of roads in Pauoa valley.
Mr. Dole supported the item,
speaking of the fertility of the dis
trict and the hitherto ineffectual
appeals of its inhabitants for im
provement of their roads, which in
the rainy season were almost im
passable. Tho item passed.
Mr Kaulukou next took up Kalilii
valley and descanted upon its fruit
fulness. Its people had hitherto
borne their own burdens in respect
to roads. He moved the insertion
of an item of 85,000 for improve
ment of the Kamehamcha IV. road
to Kali lti.
Mr. Dole moved an amendment
that 82,500 be appropriated for the
road in question.
Minister Gulick spoke of the im
portance of the road, but it was
simply in the same position as many
other roads for which aid had been
asked during the past fifteen years.
The item carried at 85,000.
Mr. Kaulia moved a new item of
880,000 for the improvement of
the Nuuanti and Pali road.
An amendment to devote 815, 000
to that purpose was carried over
Mr. Kaulia's motion, and over an
amendment of Mr. Hishop that
82,500 be appropriated for improve
ment of the Pali itself.
Koolaupoko, 88,000. Passed.
Koolnulon, 81,000. Passed.
Ewa, 84,500. Passed.
Waianae, 83,000. Passed.
Waialua, 88,000. Passed over
an amendment to reduce to 83,000.
Committee took recess at noon
until 1 :8Q o'clock.
House re-assembled in Committeo
of the Whole on the Appropriation
Hill, Mr. J. Mott Smith in the chair.
Items recommended for roads and
bridges by the Select Committee
Lahaina, 82,500. Passed.
Kaanapali, 85,000. I'usscd.
Wailuku, 85,500. Passed.
On motion, a now itom of 880,
000 for road from Lahaina to Wai
lilku was passed.
Makawao, $8,00f). Passed.
Now item of 82,000 fpr Qonulpa
road was passed.
liana. $7,fiT)o, iiiorwiwd oh mo
tion to S8.000.
Molokai, S'1,000. inortfitwl flit
motion to 87,000. (
Lntiat, $70n. panned.
North Ivohnla, Sn,000. Pftttod.
South Kohahi, $'1,000. 1'Mtfltl.
llamakua. $6,000. 1'AmO,
Tlllo. S18.000. Patted.
Puna, 82.000. Patted.
Knit, 88,000. Inoraatart on mutton
South Kona, 82,500. .Passed.
North Kona, 82,000. a'aaod.
Lilnic and Koloa, 80,000, amended
on motion to Lihuo, 81,500 ; Ivaloa.
Waimea and Niiliau, 811,000.
Kawailiau and Ilanulci, 80,000;
amended on motion to divide amount
equally between the two places.
New item of 82,000 for a bridge
over Moloaa stream, moved by Mr.
Contingent fund, 83,800. Passed.
Committee rose and reported, and
the report was adopted.
Mr. Wilder was granted leave of
absence for three days.
The consideration of an Act to
regulate the sale of spirituous
liquors was deferred until Thurs
day, on account of the bill being in
the printer's hands.
The Act to provide for the incor
poration of banking companies was
read a third time.
Mr. Widemann moved an amend
ment to strike out of the second
section the words, "and whether
the liability of the shareholders is
to be limited or not."
Mr. J. Molt Smith seconded the
motion, which passed, and (he
section was adopted as amended.
The amendment is intended to do
away with the ambiguity of having
the law in one place declaring
chartered banks must have limited
liability, and elsewhere raising a
question, as in this section, upon
Mr. Widemann moved to amend
the fifth clause of the third section
by adding the words, "and the
amount of stock subscribed by the
incorporators." This also was
seconded by Mr. J. Mott Smith, and
Mr. Widemann moved an amend
ment to the 2!)th section, substi
tuting a new section for it. The
scope of the amendment is, instead
of making a wholesale repeal of all
Acts inconsistent with this one, to
strike out of the general incorpora
tion law in the Civil Code, certain
words relating to banking which
conflict with this one.
The amendment passed, and tho
amended section was adopted.
The 80lh section, providing that
the Act ma' be cited as, "The
Hanking Act of 1881," was passed.
Mr. Dole moved that tiie amend
ment made to the 29th section be
reconsidered. When ho saw the
amendment first he thought it was
all right, but his attention had been
called to a serious result the section
might have. It would restore to
the Minister of the Interior the
power to grant bank charters inde
pendently of tiiis bill.
Mr. Widemann said his only mo
tive in making the amendment was
to prevent the repealing of too
much. He thought as it stood the
Civil Code would make this Act
Mr. C. Hrown moved tho section
pass as in the bill. He argued that
it was explicit enough for all the
Mr. J. Molt Smith agreed with
the previous speaker. The section
referred to of the Civil Code pre
vented the Minister of the Interior
from granting charters to banks
except by Act of Legislature, and
here we have gone to work and made
such an Act.
Mr. Dole moved to striko out the
2!)th Section altogether, believing it
to bo unnecessary.
Mr. Hishop disagreed with this
view, as tiiis Act did not take the
place of special charters for each
The question was put and resulted
in Mr. Brown's motion carrying.
The Act as amended, was then
An Act to provide for the pay
ment of salaries, expenses of courts,
etc., until the first of August, oajno
up for third reading. On motion of
Ministor Gulick it was amended to
include "dredging and wharves jn
CoMMkntttNi tf an Aft. tt
Bt!ofl 14 tttd 17 rf UtKOttr tft
ftoniotiftl taw off MM .
mirtlt of public awromK miH nf n
Act to repeal that eiMfttw, wrw
culled. Both Will were, uooelvely.
iftdittnttely poftpofaed upon mrttou
of Mr. Kaulukou. who alto moved
their re-conaidorntion, which wa
lotl tuid the WIN ore thus pffoftualh
killed. TIiIh notion maintain the
Auditor-UenernrH ofllce mid tiie
tytlein of which it it part.
An Act to regulate proceeding
in bankruptcy wan oalled. and
Minister Neumann had moved the
ititpenaiou of the rules to have it
read a aocoud time by its title, when
the President discovered there wt
not a quorum present and left the
ohair at a quarter to Ave. after a
motion to adjourn had been put and
Mr. Aholo was ualled lo the altuir
by some one and presided until a
motion was passed lo adjourn until
10 o'Qlook on Wednesday morning.
WnuijutHAV, JjOTisr 80.
The House mot at 10 a. m.
After pray oi by the Chaplain, the
minutes of tho preceding day wore
read and adopted.
Pnogidunt Hhodes rose and said
the minutes recorded tlist at Oft
last evening, there being no quorum
present, he left the chair, but did
not record the fact that, previous lo
leaving the chair, he hud put u mo
tion to adjourn wliieli wa lost.
There was jiO-qupuuni present, ajid
as there was .the unusual sight of alJ
the Ministers being in their plaoas.
he thought it was no iitte for lion
and they to sit and look ut each
other when no hiiainea could be
On motion of Mr. C. Brown tiie
minutes were orderjud to be iii)i
rcctcd to read that, before the Prx
sident left the chuir, a motion to
adjourn was made and lost.
Mr. Dole, from the committee on
potition of S. L Castle, against
public money being spent for mem
bers' carriage hire, rejuonnnonded
that the same be printed in Knglibh
and Hawaiian and Ujcii laid on the
Mr. Dole presented the report of
the majority of the Judiciary Com
mittee on the bill to amend Article
20 of the Constitution, rcommend
ing its adoption.
Mr. Aholo presented the minority
report, which feet forth that Us
authors did not think there was any
thing wrong in a polic magistrate
or district magistrate sitting in the
House, Their presence would give
valuable assistance to the Assembly
and give themselves the opportunity
of becoming conversant with the
law. The existing system lias been
in force since 1801, and lias never
caused any hardships.
Both reports were ordered to be
laid on tiie table and their consider
ation made the order of the day
Mr. Dole presented the report of
tiie Judiciary Committee on the bill
to amend Chapter M, Penal Code,
relating to gambling, recommending
that the same be passed. The re
port was signed by all the members
of the committee, and on motion it
was adopted, and the third reading
of the bill was fixed for Saturday
Mr. Dole presented tho report of
a majority of the same committee on
tho bill to appoint a Police Justice
for Makawao, recommending that
.the same be passed.
A minority report signed by
Messrs, Hitchcock and Aholo was
read, to the effect that there was no
necessity for 1 lie proposed appoint
ment. Messrs. Dole and W. O, fjmjth
explained tho situation, pointing out
that llio bill was prepared in accord
ance with tho general desire of tho
property-owners and residents of the
placo, to whom a resident magistrate
would be a groofoonvonioueu,
Upon division the majority report
was rejected and llio minority report
laid on the table,
Minister Guild; )reonleiJ a report
q the reference o lilm of tho
droposed extension of llolej ulroot,
containing the following estimate;
l.und iliimiiKos mill I'luht " wuy.yi l,'J0()
KxpoiiMid anil cojt of coiislniiH-
t!(m ! ll 'I M!J ') ,11 (
Total costs, mum tjMi. i
OWiolttHl hnrbm nnd
MiNfetttr ttiitfflt two rmemn up-"
Hn rtfatmn to Into nt f4ffim nf
4M6Mt fnt Iff fm rmii
ty thttti. Ihnl tin i-lta
WtMfM r wrwiitnM ud ..itM
thi rtainv- an
Mi. Dolr innxed tint! n lull rein
tiUg 1" ilUllicc ut til. SllJMHM"
Ooan hsMti i'mi Ilhi h jtiMd
en thwpnf he filed and ivad a
HiH'ond tutu , and Mi Kniuti iimwl
that it be made thr iH-dei erf t4i' ia
in Committee nf th Whole, imd
both motions carried.
On motion of Mi. atnle the Am In
facilitate the uoqtiirkig hhH vtiMte
incut nf haniiastoadu n eofatmrt
tank to llio (KeuMsm Camiirktea Mt
made Hid onflor af 4lio.flsf .
onnim or tan. ia .
The Mouse wont into iMwawhtne
of 4he Whole, with Mj'. A. M
.Smith in tiie Chair, dor Hie oou
aidenitioR of JJie A,mOiduUou (HJU.
Air. Giiuil (Brawn anovted m ikm
of tift00 tor tho OKtanskui if QUotel
street. An amoiLCUneart to wMwu
t) itiiixvspujidod iad lexiis 4ft .(lie
HJst Unroll, to be utqpondod in dU
trjets wjiur eolluolud.
Mr. Godfrey Browm urgmod ("
the amount stiouki buSHOOS iiur.
nd hinted liutt ttiwi wwssarjoMs
blueing in lite public jtjuaoujits
Minister Guliuk said the amount
had been proved uumaullt)' WM
fnl examination if the Ajooks. Hmii
Ministor JGHdiuk moviKl pi) jtum ui
$i0 for Jittw ataliJes fpr Hit'
pahitLc. Tiie prosait sfctfrlo hud
been wMStr,utod ly Ku4uhu4ul
IV. and V. at ibtek om pue.
and cvyiU4Iy mniuuml hy On
GoKarjunoiit tti u vmlmtfiQH. lie
Uiougiit it Mwuld he mra wUitduviwy
to nave tht; item ittimynA to HtAuL-i
Commitliic wid wh'&I nmwrMimly,
Mr. W, O. Hmltii juoral tti item
be jndoliniUiy posipuied, II?
thought the royal horses voultl pti
along vary wdl with present Miaow
modalions for two yars,
Mr, IBtcheoek said the Ministers
bad wome in a few day ago wjtji
certain reductions in the Appro
priation Bill, yet they had voted for
every increase that had been pro
posed for roads and bridges, Sow
they want the JJoufco to vote Jiouse
for His Majesty's horses, Jf this is
the economy that they wore to prao
tico ;e could not w but that all the
communications upon that subject
were u farce,
Minister Kapcna defended Uip
proposal in Hawaiian,
Mr, Dole characterized the con
of the Ministry as extraordinary,
ami in direot opposition of the de
clared policy of the King. There
was no decency, no consistency, no
moral courage in t h i Min
istry, T h e y It n d u o t
fchown the least desire to cm tail ex
penditure, Although they had made
a few' reductions their actions in the
House showed they did not mean
business. Should the House allow
them to go on until His Majesty was
compelled to send another message
over their heads. He was ashamed
to be a member of this Ilotine and
have such tomfoolery going on. The
Minister had made some humane
remarks about the King's houses.
He believed lie (the Minister) cared
more for the King's houses than he
did for tho King's subjects, of whom
many had to live in habitations
worse than stables. If the Minis
ter remained in ofiice, lie know
that the horses' palace would be
built aud roads unci bridges would
be neglected. Thcss men did not
represent the King and they knew
it, aud the King did not want this.
After remarks by Messrs. Aholo
aud Keuu, the question was put,
resulting in the amendment to in
definitely postpone being defeated
by 17 to 2!5, and the motion to refer
tho item to a .Select Committee was
carried upon a similar division.
Tho Committee took a recess till
half pusl one,
"MIK MA I h by I lie
fi. S. Aluiiicdu,
Will ehMoat llio J'oni OJllou,
At 10 n.ii)., Vriduy,
August 1st, JU8I,
A H hATK MJ'ITKIl I1ACJ will he
T.. kept open till 1 1 ;00, m,id to receive
lulu lultont, on wliloli an iuliilloni feu
of r-'Jvo CcniH nutili Imior mum ho paid,
I'i)-DH mitlllUK c()iT0fl)Oiioiien on
llio inmiilni; of llio hi!iiiik1''h ilqmitnro,
nn iT(UL'Hli'd to Mlaiiip nil lotturs liafora
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