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THURSDAY, JULY 31, 188-1.
THIS EVENING'S DOINGS.
Mystic Lodge, No. 2, 7:30.
Band at the Hawaiian Hold 7 :.1().
Regular Cash Sale, at .Sales Room
of Lyons & Levey at 10 o'clock.
Ladies' Prayer Meeting, Fort St.
Church, at 3 o'clock.
The Minister of the Interior intro
duced a resolution yesterday, which
has the true royal color. It proposes
to appropriate S 18,000 for a Palace
stable. The California Sugar
Refinery message to the Legislature
does not smack of David Kalakaua,
but the proposition to take $ 18,000
out of the Treasury to built a stable
for his own gratification is the true
blue royal idea of retrenchment. It
bears the marks of legitimacy upon
every feature. "We have no doubt
that this appropriation is asked for
"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". (Quotation
from the alleged royal message
This sum would pay for new side
walks for the whole city. It would
build a drive way to the top of
Punchbowl, or a turnpike to Kapio
lani Park, with a return to meet the
present termination of King Street.
It would keep the Survey Depart
ment up to its present efficient force.
It would be more than sufficient to
experiment with the ramie machine
which cannot be operated for want
of funds, and which if a success
may revolutionize the business of
the countrj. There are number
less public improvements which
could be accomplished with an ex
penditure of $18,000, for which the
Ministry ask no appropriation ; but
in order to curry favor with the
King, they father the proposition
and urge with their whole strength
the use of $18,000 of public funds
for the building of a private stable.
The Ministers are giving the lie to
the King. He has stated in the
most public manner possible that he
wants retrenchment ; that it should
be commenced by reducing his own
allowance; and yet here they are
trying to increase his allowance,
and voting in favor of every resolu
tion brought into the house to in
crease the Appropriation Bill.
PORTUGUESE IMMIGRANT LABOR
We would call the attention of
planters to the statement made yes
terday by the Minister of the In
tcrion, that there were sufficient
applications for another ship-load
of Portuguese, the applications
having bacn filed during the
first quarter of the year and not
rescinded. If more Portuguese arc
now brought, they will probably
come under similar contracts to the
laBt, which arc different from the
earlier contracts and extremely un
fair to the planter, nQtably in the
clause which gives the workman full
$.,pay during sickness, instead of pay
fyor work actually performed. This
would give the workman full pay if
, .he was sick during the wholo torm
, of the contract,
and did not do a
It is well that
planters should inform themselves
definitely as to the terms upon
which Portuguese arc to como be
fore binding themselves to lake any
The Assembly yesterday voted
the sum of S800,000 for Japanese
Immigration, to be used for Portu
guese Immigration if the Japanese
sehemo is found impracticable. The
sum of $1)0,000 was also voted to
cover the cost of Portuguese already
contracted for. The Japanese who
have heretofore come to these
Islands have been much liked as
laborers and servants, and have
made good citizens. .We do not
know what arrangements, if any,
have been made concerning the
bringing of Japanese women, but it
will be a serious mistake if large
numbers of men arc brought with
out women. One of the chief
arguments in favor of the Portu
guese is, that they come with their
families, and almost without excep
tion they come to stay. Moreover
the arc almost the only people who
have come here that are content to
settle down on small farms. In fact,
they are. with the exception of the
Chinese, almost the only ones who
can make it pay. If it is proposed
to bring Japanese men alone, we
should favor a continuation of the
Portuguese Immigration. even
though thej are not as good work
men or as cheap as Japanese, for
the country cannot afford to increase
the disproportion of the sexes which
Rumors of coming changes in the
personnel of the police force are rife,
and our evening contemporary cham
pions the cause of Captain Ilayley,
and wants to see him made an
authority on the police force. We
do not think that the situation is
comprehended, or the influence of
the Hawaiian would not be cast in
that direction. We have no per
sonal ill-will against Captain Hay
Icy, and do not believe in gossip,
but when a serious proposition is
made to place him in a position of
high authority, we think it time
something was said. In the first
place, the Captain's reputation for
sobriety is not one which an ad
ministrator of the law should pos
sess. Of all men, the police of
whatever grade, should at all times
have the full control of their facul
ties. Whatever other estimable
qualities Captain Ilayley may pos
seas, he does not possess the quality
of all others necessary to a police
authority, a complete command of
himself at all times. In the second
place, were there no personal ob
jection to the Captain, his capabili
ties as a drill master of military
tactics are not what the force is in
need of. What is needed is a
greater number of intelligent men,
who understand the duties of a
policeman; who know what their
rights and. duties are; who know
when to make an arrest and when
not to, and above all men of
integrity. There are men on the
force who possess these qualifica
tion, and there are those who do
not; but there is no necessity of
adding to the expense of the force,
the cost of a high priced military
drill master. The appointment of
Captain Ilayley to the police force
would be detrimental to the effi
ciency of the force, and a needless
Wednesday, July 30 Continued.
The House re-assembled in Com
mittee of the Whole on the Appro
priation Hill, with Mr. J. Mott
Smith in the chair.
Minister Gulick drew attention to
the subjects of Immigration and
Mr. Hitchcock moved that $300,
000 be appropriated sololy for
After some discussion, the mover
accepted an amendment to the effect
that if Japanese immigration did not
prove practicable, the Minister could
use his discretion in using tho ap
propriation for Portuguese immigra
tion, also an amendment that all
moneys received from employers
should be paid into the Treasury.
The motion was passed.
Ministoi Gulick said in the course
of the discussion on tho last item
that tho steamer load of Portuguese
already arrived and tho two loads
expected would each avorago a net
cost of $30,000.
Mr. Powell moved that $00,000
be appropriated for Portuguese immi
g r a 1 1 o n already contracted for.
The items for repairs of Court
Houses recommended by a Com
mittee were taken up, as follows :
Mr. W. O. Smith moved that
$10,000 be inserted for improve
ments to Oahu Jail.
Mr. Cleghorn asked how prisoners
on the other islands were employed.
Mr. Smith said they were com
monly employed on the plantations.
Mr. Cleghorn said that was de
grading labor. The like was not
known In Great Britain, Germany or
the United Stales. What would the
Portuguese and Japanese laborers
we were bringing to our plantations
think when tlicy found they were to
be associated with prisoners? Those
prisoners should be brought' to Ho
nolulu, where there was plenty of
work for them to do on the sticcts.
Mr. W. O. Smith said there was
no reason why all the prisoners
should be brought to Honolulu. One
of the reasons for the boasted good
condition of the roads in Hawaii was
that prison labor had been utilized
Before a vote could be arrived at,
the prescribed time for considera
tion of the Appropriation Bill ex
pired, and the Committee rose and
Thc President appointed as a
Select Committee to consider the re
commendation for an appropriation
of $18,000 for new stables for .the
King, Minister Gulick, Messrs. Na
hinu, Richardson, Keau and Bush.
Minister Kapena moved for a re
consideration of the resolution
adopted yesterday, postponing the
date at which duties must be paid in
gold till September 1st.
Mr. Dole said he would like to
ask the Minister of Finaaec for his
reasons for reconsideration. Had
he changed his mind since yester
day? Minister Kapena replied in Ha
waiian. Mr. W. O. Smith asked if tho
Ministry had had any communica
tion with the United States Minister
in reference to this subject.
Minister Neumann replied that he
had been in communication that day
with the American Minister, Mr.
Gibson being sick and not able to
attend to it. It was stated to him
by the Minister that the non-enforcement
of the law works injustice
against American Commercial inter
ests on the Islands; that he had
protested against the action of this
Government in not enforcing the
order, and that his action had been
ratified by the Washington Govern
ment. There was no question, Min
ister Neumann said, of the power of
this House to decide in what money
duties shall be paid. The question
was as to the maintaining of amica
ble relations with the United States.
He had a resolution passed in the
House, asking that action should bo
suspended pending the action of the
House on the currency bill. After
that bill had been passed the Ameri
can Minister asked that payment in
gold should be enforced. Under such
circumstances a resolution such as
that passed by the House yesterday
might be taken as an unfriendly act.
The proper way might have boon for
the House to pass a resolution in
structing the Minister of Foreign
Affairs to hold communication with
the American Minister and then
communicate with the House. Our
business relations with the United
States were of greater importance on
account of the passage of the cur
rency bill than they were before. It
was therefore well to avoid any act
which might be construed as an un
friendly act by this Legislature to
ward the United States.
The motion to reconsider passed.
Mr. Kuulukou moved tho indefinite
postponement of tho resolution.
Mr. Kalua moved the resolution
be laid on the table, and that some
one of the Ministers hold a confer
ence with the United States Minister
upon tho matter.
Mr. Aholo moved dhat tho resolu
tion bo referred to tho Attorney
General and that ho communicate
with the American Minister.
Mr. Frank Brown said ho was tho
author of the resolution, and that
his motive had been to ascertain the
origin'of all those orders that had
been appearing-in the papers. He
would not have introduced such a
resolution had he thought it would
do an' damage to our relations with
the United States. From the ex
planation of the Attorney-General,
however, it appeared such was likely
to be its effect, and a talk lie had
that morning with the United States
Minister had confirmed that view.
Minister Neumann thought the
proper way would be to lay the
resolution on the table, and then
some arrangement might be come to
without treading on anybodjs toes.
Mr. Aholo withdrew his motion.
Mr. Kalua's motion was carried.
Mr. Dole obtained a suspension
of the rules to move a resolution
that the Minister of Foreign Affairs
be authorized to confer with the
American Minister and endeavor to
obtain an arrangement to have the
gold order postponed until Sept. 1st.
Mr. J. Mott Smith disagreed with
tho resolution'entirely, and did not
think it was desirable for the Minis
ter of Foreign Affairs to confer with
the American Minister with regard
to tho application of our own law.
He disagreed entirely with the
American Minister's view, and
thought that he had no occasion to
interfere with our interpretation of
our own laws or how the' should be
applied. The whole question was,
as the Attorney-General said, the
mere purpose of preserving amicable
relations, lie 'did not believe that,
by any process of arithmetic or com
putation the American Minister could
arrive at the conclusion that the non
enforcement of the rule is causing
hardship to the interests of the
United States. Great Britain had
just as much cause to complain, and
he believed there was nothing in the
Minister Neumann spoke to re
move what he considered a wrong
impression of the last speaker.
The individual opinion of the Ameri
can Minister had not been consulted,
but after his action in protesting
against delay in paying gold had
been ratified by his Government, it
seemed to bo an unfriendly act for
this House to pass the resolution of
Mr. Dole's resolution was put and
An Act to regulate proceedings in
bankruptcy was on motion read a
second time by its title and referred
to the Judiciary Committee.
An Act to provide for the recovery
of stolen property was read a second
time and referred to tho Judiciary
The House then went into Com
mittee of the Whole, Mr. Cleghorn
in the chair, for the consideration of
anAct relating to Justices of the
Supreme Court. Among other things
it provides for two additional Asso
Mr. Kalua moved the indefinite
postponement of the bill.
Mr. Dole moved that the first
section of the bill pass. lie said he
would prefer to economize in palace
stables than in the interests of jus
tice. It had been the opinion of the
Judiciary Committee that the courts
would be strengthened and the
public interests advanced by an in
crease of judges. Almost the whole
bar of Honolulu supported them in
that view. Ho referred at length to
tho inconvenience and loss sustained
by the public from tho law's delays
occasioned by the necessity of the
judges going out of tho couutry upon
their necessary vacation tour, and
also from the judges not having time
in very many eases to properly
mature their judgments'. Great
speed was a very good thing, he
observed, for horse races, but very
bad for the administration of justice.
He spoko also of the great interests
at stake in the courts, and tho con
sequent necessity for the amplest
provision being made to have the
balances held evenly between man
Mr. Cecil Brown also mado a
strong appeal for tho passage of tho
Mr. Nawahi argued against the
bill on the grounds of economy.
They should remember that His
Majesty had recommended economy.
His Majesty know there was no
necessity for additional judges. Com
paring this country with others, ho
thought one judge ought to do for
the wholo country.
Mr. Baker spoke against the bill,
after which the question was put and
resulted in the bill being indefinitely
The House adjourned at 4 o'clock
until 10 o'clock a.m. on Thursday.
Thursday, July 81.
The House met at 10 a. m.
After prayer by the Chaplain, the
minutes of the preceding day were
read and adopted.
Mr. Cecil Brown, by request, was
granted two weeks' leave of absence.
ORDER OP THE DAY.
The House wont into Committee
of the Whole for the consideration
of the Appropriation Bill, Mr. Naka
lcka in the chair.
Mr. Hitchcock moved to insert an
item for a Professor of Chemistry in
Oahu College, $4,000.
Minister Kapena said that item
would be more appropriate among
appropriations for the Board of Edu
cation Ho added that the keeper
of the museum had suggested that
she would be thankful if $500 for
the biennial period was granted for
a boy to assist her.
Mr. Hitchcock allowed his motion
to lie over.
Appropriations for the Finance
Department were taken up.
Salary of Minister, $12,000.
Moved by Mr. Cecil Brown, and
carried, that the item be reduced to
Salary of Auditor General, $10,
000. Mr. Kanealii moved the item
be struck out of the bill. Mr. Kau
lukou moved that it pass as in the
The question was warmly discussed
for nearly an hour by Messrs. Na
wahi, Kapena, Palohau, Kauhane,
Kalua, Kaulukou and Kaunamano in
Mr. Dole said the object of the
office of Auditor General was to be
a check upon tho payment of public
moneys. With some amendments
tho law would be a benefit. A bill
to amend tho Act was before this
House a few days ago and killed. It
proyided that the Auditor General
should be appointed by the Legisla
ture instead of b the Government.
The reason why such an amendment
was necessary was that the officers
upon whom the Auditor General was
intended to be a check are not tho
proper ones to appoint him. Now,
the Ministers know this as well as
anyone, but they do not want any
check, and so by the assistance of their
paid follows they killed that amend
ment. This House has a perfect
right to appropriate moneys and to
refuse to appropriate moneys. If
this House find out that the work of
tho Auditor General for the last two
years has been useless, it should not
make a new appropriation for the
office. If I hire a servant to do a
certain kind of work and he does
not do it, I need not pay him. Tho
Auditor General has been paid to do
a certain kind of work and he has
not done it. If we find this money
has been of no use, we ought
to save it to the country. In
the old countries there is a class
of men whose business it is to patch
up marble statues when they are
broken and to fill up cracks. So
far as I can see this Ministry repre
sents some cracked marble statuary
and the Auditor-General has de
voted his wholo time to patching up
'and making things smooth. This is
not what we pay him for, and we do
not want that work to go on for the
next two years. I am satisfied that
if we take ten thousand dollars in
silver certificates, seal them up and
pitch them over the Pali, it would
do just as much good as the pro
posed appropriation. We should
like to have a good Auditor-General.
In the last Legislative Session, a
petition was sent to His Majesty
asking to have a good man appointed
to this position, That man was not
appointed because the Minioters
knew he would bo a chock upon
thorn. And they advised His Ma
jesty to appoint a man who would
not be a check upon them. They
did not want an Auditor-General :
they wanted a tool, and they got it.
Section 1G of this Act deolares that
tho Auditor-General shall not fol
low any private business or profes
sion. This Auditor-General has
been employed in a business that
yielded services to tho Government,
the accounts of which had to go
through his own hands for approval,
and he also conducted a largo in
surance business. This official has
not only used his position to screen
the Government, but has used it to
screen himself. Is it our duty to
appropriate money to maintain such
an official to do this kind of work?
The members who spoke in favor
of this item all know what is proper
just as well as 1 do. If our Attor
ney General were to use his power
to screen embezzlers, perjurers and
other criminals, what would be
thought of our appropriating money
to keep him in office? If such was
his character not a man in the coun
try with any self-respect would tole
rate him and no Legislature would
continue his salary. Whatever these
members have said thev know that
in their inmost hearts they do not
respect this official. And when they
uphold him and support him they
do not say what they will say some
day after the Legislature is over.
We had better look at this matter in
a business point of view as wo
would look at our own business
affairs. Suppose our honorable in
terpreter had a foreman in his es
tablishment who did not -know how
to make poi, would he keep on pay
ing him. I think we had better
strike out this whole item.
Correspondence Is solicited on the top
ics' ol the daj', or what may become so.
We lcervc the right to exoKe purely
We do not hold oun-elves responsible
for the opinion1! exploded by our coi.
THE ROYAL MESSAGE AND THE
Mr. Editor : Much comment has
been made upon the street and in
two of our daily newspapers because
of the application made by the Min
ister of the Interior for eighteen
thousand dollars for stables to be
erected upon the Palace grounds.
The application is said to be so
directly at variance with the royal
message, sent over the heads of the
Ministers, urging upon the Legisla
tive Assembly the need for economy
in making appropriations for the
coming fiscal period. Such com
ment seems to be unfair to the King,
as he has, when complimented for
tho message, said that Mr. Spreckels,
President of the California Sugar
Refinery, was responsible for the
I can readily understand that to
many persons the idea of a royal
message from the President of the
California Sugar Refinery may seem
an anomaly ; but the experience of
the past two years should have pre
pared us for such a. proceeding.
Fidus Achates. '
THE creditors of tho Estate of Tang
Moon, bankruqt, are hereby re
quested to attenn a meeting of creditors
at the office of Castle & Cook, on FRI
DAY, August 1st, at 3 p. m.
CASTLE & COOKE,
no it Assignees.
THE MAIL' by the
3. S. Alniuedn,
Will close at the Post Office,
At 10 a.m., Friday,
August 1st, 1884.
A" LATE LETTER HAG " will be
kept open till 11 :00. a.m., to receive
late letters, on which nn additional fee
of Five Cents each letter must be paid.
Persons mailing correspondence on
the morning of tho steamer's departure,
aro requested to (stamp all letters before
H. M. WHITNEY, P.M.G.
Post Office, Honolulu, July 30th, 1884.
DURING my nbsenco from this King,
dom, Cecil Brown, Esq., will in
tend to all my legal business; and Mr.'t
L. C. Abies has special power, in all
other business matters to act for me.
J. E. WISEMAN,
General Business Agent.
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