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MONDAY, AUGUST -I, 1881.
THIS EVENING'S DOINGS.
Band, Emma Square, ":().
Algaroba Lodge., I.O.G.T., 7:30.
Harmony Lodge, I.O.O.F., 7:30.
Book-keeping class Y M. 0. A.
A WANTON OUTRACE.
Kainnkcle, the patriot from Maka-
wao, is one of tho represontalics
.who was bought up by the Cabinet,
with a tax-asscssorship. He, of
course, could not be in his district
during July, as the law requires,
and he in common with the others
who are in the same box, has
adopted the illegal expedient of ap
pointing a deputy to do his work,
although such a contrivance as a
deputy tax-assessor is unknown to
the law, and his acts arc without
force, binding on neither the asses
sor, the tax-payer or the Govern
ment, lie is simply another illegal
evasion, concocted by the quartette
of evasionisls, who seem to delight
in breaking the law that they may
have an opportunity of displaying
their ingenuity in shutting around
and giving poor excuses and illogi
cal reasons for their conduct. The
shnmclcssness of their conduct is,
however, brought strongly to light in
the appointment of the Makawao
substitute. His name is Sam. Ka
mohakau, and hi' in Hhdiijuiycd,
undisputed leper. Ik is one of
those whom Mr. Gibson with a great
llourish of type and ihetoric adver
tised lust year, in huge capitals as
'Lepers cured and discharged from
Kakaako." When Kainohakau left
the hospital, he had leprous ulcers
tied up in lags, and Mr. Gibson
knew it. He is a leper of the most
pronounced type;' and this is ttic
kind of official that this Cabinet
delightcth to honor. It is in keeping
with their pi inciplcs which .seem to
be a wanton disregard of law and of
decency ; but this last outrage is a
touch beyond anything yet. The
people of Makawao are alive to the
insult which has been offered them,
and we have seen scvcial communi
cations couched in no gentle terms
concerning the matter.
AN ILLECAL ORDER.
Wc have already stated that the
unqualified order of the Minister of
Finance that duties shall be paid in
U. S. gold, is illegal. In order that
no doubt may remain, we here -give
our authority for such .statement.
Section f of the Currency Act of
1870 states that coins other than
those of the United States, "shall
also be receivable in payment of
Government dues duties nnd taxes
nt their eahte unfixed by
the Jiin; in Privy Council and
published by the Minister of Fi
nance." The King and I'rivy Council are
therefore the legal authority for fix
ing values of coins and not the
Cabinet Council nor the Minister of
In pursuance with the authority
thus vested in it, the Privy Council
passed the following resolution which
was published by the. Minister of
"NOIICI". UKI.ATIVK TO COIN.-.
Notice is hereby given, that by
Resolutions of His Majesty the
King in I'rivy Council, after this
date the values of tho following coins
nrc fixed nnd determined nt tho rato
set opposito to then) lcspectivcly
U.fi. do'blc eagle, gold nt 10 U.S. hf dol
" eagle, " 20 " '
i,sli 10 '
" qiiatlcr " " f " "
KiiglMi .YAust'n Sov'gns 10 " "
half ' 5 "
I'rcuoh 50 francs, gold at 'JO "
" 10 " " ,
Italian i!0 lire. "
i. jo ..
Russian 5 roubles "
Fioncho bancs, silver
Mexican dol, old die,
Belgian 5 fiancsi, "
Italian 5 Hie,
Kngll-h shilling, " I " qr dol
In accordance with the provisions
of an Act to lcgulatc the currency
approved .Inly 27th, 1870, the above
coins shall be receivable nt the
values thus established in payment
of government dues duties and taxes
at the exchequer, and in tender or
payment of debts contracted by pii
vatc individuals and payable in this
Kingdom, with the limitations by the
said Act provided."
The limitations in said Act me
that up to $50 silver is legal tender,
and over that amount in the propor
tions therein stated.
This order makes tbn coins therein
enumerated the equivalent of United
State gold, and legal tender, up to
the amount of So0, and it now stands
the unrepealed law of the land.
Whether this law is inco'nsistcnt with
the spirit of the Treaty, ns between
this Government and the United
States is one question. Whether
the Minister of Finance has a right
to demand the payment of gold, as
between this Government and its
citizens is another. If the law is
inconsistent with the treaty, it should
be changed. But the Minister of
Finance is not the one to change it.
So long as the law is on the statute
books tax payers and importers have
the right to take advantage of it, and
any importer can now tender silver
in payment of duties in the propor
tions fixed by the statute of 1870
and the Government is bound to
accept it. The gold law which goes
into effect Dec. 1st, will lcmcdy the
matter after that date, but until
then the only way to comply with
the claim of the United States is by
an Act of Legislatuic, or by a reso
lution of the Pi ivy Council changing
the icsolutiou above quoted, and a
similar one that was passed relative
to the Kalakana money.
The Organ makes a mistake this
morning. It says that the Buu.r.Tix
lias made an "appeal to the Cabinet"
not to cut down the appropriation
for the Survey Department. Wo say
this is a mistake, for in the first
place our words arc not capable of
such a construction; and in the
second place the expression implies
that the Cabinet is possessed of a
conscience, of some degree of rea
sonableness, and a desire to do right
if they know what the right is. We
have no intention of insulting the
intelligence of our readers by any
such base insinuation against the
Cabinet. We might as well try to
blow peas through a lhinoccrous
hide as to argue sense into the
Turkey Cabinet. An appeal to them
to exercise discretion in appiopriat
ing money and reducing expenses
would be about as effectual ns trying
to get over a fence by pulling on the
top of ones boots.
How history repeats itself, or in this
case, how it hangs fire. We came a
cross a bound volume of the Daily
Hawaiian Herald, dated 18f!(i the
other day, and in turning over its
pages, the following item attracted
"Sidewalks Is it not time that
one "City Fathers" began to move
in the matter of laying down brick
or stono sidewalks." As the press
lamented the sidcwalkless condition
of the town in 1800, so does the
press'of 188 1 find a never failing sub
ject for remark therein. With tho
exception of a few laid by private in'
dividuals, the condition of Hono
lulu's sidewalks is a continuing
shame to her, and one which might
be remedied by an expenditure of
one half the money that is being
squandered on increased salaries by
THE ARCTIC RESCUE.
A thrill of gratification must have
gone through Christendom at tho
news that Commander Grecly and
six of his gallant company had been
rescued from tho very jaws of death
in the icy fastnesses of the frigid
zone. Sad though It is that seven
teen brave fellows met the fate that
very few people hoped any member
of the expedition could have escaped,
still even in their case it is in a
measure consolatory to their mourn
ing friends that the pall of uncer
tainty has been lifted and that they
are not left, as many a devoted
mother and wife and affectionate
household have been by polar ex
peditions, to hope against hope
through many sorrowful years only
to die at last in thoir.disappointnient.
In answer to the question the world
has often asked as to what flu object
was of all the expenditure of men
and money in the Arctic seas. Com
mander Gieely reports having
brought back with him a variety of
material that must be exceedingly
aluable to science the records of
meteorological, tidal, astronomical,
magnetic, pendulum and other ob
servations, photographs, etc.
Whether these returns will prove to
be worth an appreciable lithe of their
great price of blood and treasure or
not, it is matter of some satisfaction
that the wasted remnant of the
heroic company is not brought back
altogether empty-handed. Apart
from humane and material considera
tions, it is wortli a good deal to have
such striking demonstrations as these
polar expeditions afford that the
world is not worse off for heroes
now than in the so-called heroic ages,
and that the present heroism is of
better stuff than the former, in that
its motives are better and its
stimulus more human. One of the
finest acts of international courtesy
and friendship ever recorded is part
of the history of the relief of Groe-
ly's expedition. That is, the gift
by the British Government of the
polar ship "Thetis," fully equipped
and supplied, to aid in the search.
THE CLAIM OF THE AMERICAN MINIS
TER THAT DUTIES MUST BE PAID
J)cur Sir: Will you please state
by what light the American Minister
demands that duties shall be paid in
The clause in the Treaty on which
the American Minister bases his
claim is as follows: "It is agreed
on the part of His Hawaiian Majesty,
tint, so long as this Treaty shall
remain in force, he will not
make any Treaty by which any other
nation shall obtain the same privi
leges, lelativc to the admission of
any articles free of duty, hereby
secured to the United States."
His reasoning is, that the reason
the United States admits our pro
ducts into its poits fice of duties, is
not only because we admit American
products free of duty, but because
we agree that no other country shall
have the same piivilcge. If duties
should be abolished, and goods ad
mitted fiec from other countries, it
would be an infraction of the Treaty.
Likewise if duties are i educed to a
merely nominal figure, it would be
an infraction of the spirit of the
Treaty. Likewise if duties are al
lowed to be paid in currency of such
a depreciated value that it reduces
the amount of duties to an npprociu
ablc extent. He therefore claims
that as the Kalakana silver is at a
discount of eight per cent, as com
pared with American gold, that the
taking of tho silver in payment of
duties, is a reduction of the duties
by eight per cent., and so is in viola
tion of the spirit of the Treaty, in
that tho Treaty guaranteed to the
United States the sole privilege of a
l eduction of duties.
Monday, Ai'ousi I.
The House met at 10 a. ji.
After prayci by the Chaplain, the
minutes of the preceding day were
read and adopted.
Mr. Kaulukou, by permission,
read an Act to encourage the mili
tary, which passed to the regular
Mr. Isenberg presented the report
of the Committee on Commerce up
on the bill to prevent the uso of
fireworks, recommending that it bo
laid on the table. Ho spoke of the
difficulties of having the proposed
law enforced, among which was the
fact that pyrotechnics formed part
of the Chinese religious ceremonial.
Mr. Kaulukou spoke of certain
nights in tho year when there was
no sleep for tho eyes nor slumber for
the eyelids of the rest of the popu
lation on account of the noise made
by the Chinese in celebrating their
The bill and report thereupon were
ordered to be laid upon the table.
By request the Committee on Com
merce was allowed an extension of
time in which to report upon the
street railway bills.
Upon the suggestion of the Presi
dent, the House poreecded to clear
the table of an accumulation of bills
awaiting third reading.
The Act to appoint a clerk and
deputy clerk of the Supreme Court
and to prescribe the powers and
duties of the said clerks, was read a
third time and passed.
The Act to amend Sections 1000
and 1007 of the Civil Code, as
amended by Session Laws of 1872,
Chapter U, was read a third time.
It relates to procedure in the matter
of anneals from subordinate courts.
On motion the bill was referred to
the Revising Committee.
The Act to amend Chapter !!! of
Penal Code, relating to gaming, was
read a third time. It piovides a new
section prescribing a fine of not more
than $50, or imprisonment for not
more than three months, or both,
for any visitors to a gambling house
or room, or any person aiding or
abetting the spoit of such houses.
Mr. W. O. Smith thought the pro
posed law rather severe, as it in
volved the liberty of innocent visitors
to Kapiolani Paik.
.Minister Neumann thought there
was no danger to the innocent from
the bill. It was intended to catch
those frequenters of gambling dens
who at present get off upon repre
sentations that they had no part in
the "ambling operations at which
they were present.
Mr. Kaulukou thought it a good law
for the olllccrs, but a bad one for
the lawyeis, as defence' was hopeless
for one caught in a gaming house.
Mr. Kanealii moved the indefinite
postponement of the bill.
Minister Neumann hoped the bill
would not be indefinitely postponed.
Ho thought it would do away with
gambling, and that there would be
no fear of innocent persons or chil
dren being injured by it. It was
aimed at habitual visitors to gaining
houses. If people found that they
could not with impunity visit gam
bling houses they would not go there.
Mr. W. O. Smith doubted the
necessity of the new law, as the
present law relating to accessories
seemed to cover the ground. If he
thought, however, that it would do
away with gambling he would be in
favor of the bill.
After further remaiks by Minister
Neumann and Messrs. Kaulukou and
Dole, the question was put, result
ing in the bill passing.
An Act to prohibit the roaming of
children round the streets at night
was read a third time and passed.
It provides that children under four
teen years found on tho streets after
0 o'clock, unless accompanied by
adults or out upon an errand, may
be sent for a term to a rcfoimatory
An Act to enlargo the jurisdic
tion of police courts in certain cases
of assault upon public officers was
read a third time and passed.
This disposed of all the bills on
tho table for third leading, and nt
live minutes to twelve, the House
took a recess till half-past one.
Tin. Anylican Church Chronicle
for August conies promptly to hand,
and is an excellent and very inter
esting number. The leading article
"concerning trado" is abh' written
and should bo read thorough!'.
Further on, is tho sermon preached
by the Bishop on gambling. The
educational department is a decided
improvement, being all original mat
ter. The suggestion made by the
editors in this important matter, as
to teachers being subjected to an
examination before appointment or
undergoing probation, is worthy of
much consideration. There is no
doubt a number of teachers in our
Government schools are totally unfit
to teach properly, and such exami
nations should be compulsory. The
usual local and foreign church news
completes a number ,wo have thor
The Oeeanics and the Married
men played a match last Saturday,
resulting in tho following .score:
Z o 'A
II. Wodchouse, c. 0 ft 0 0 fl 2 5
Win. Sheldon, 1 b. 1 2 2 0 11 0 1
It. Parker, 2 b & p. 1 " !I I 0 I I 1
Spencer,!, f I) 1 0 0 1 0 1
A. Jloa, s. k 0 10 0 111
Kills, r. f I ;i () 0 0 0 1
A. Caitwrlglit.c.f. 1 :t 0 0 0 0 0
J. Fisher, Ub 1 II 0 0 .3 0 1
,1. Cmtlc, p. a. 2 b. 2 It 1
Total f. 'J? !1 0 27 10 18
a o r1 s -s w
S ' "!
2 ' r II. 2
5 " : s o i i
ocuAXics.i : : - S g. ." '
. cl . . .
; ; ft ; ; ; ;
Scott, e 2 a 1 1 II r. 7
j:. i). ijnidwiii, 2 b i i i i o i i
W. A. Kinney, 1 b. 110 1 15 0 0
C.W. Jbildwln e. f '.III 1 0 0 0
K. Jones, r. f I 1 0 II I 2 3
L. A. Thin ston.l.f. 1 3 1 !l 0 0 0
W. Wall, p 1 -1 0 1 0 18 4
B. Baldwin, o. s... 1 'A 1 t 1 1 1
31. Grossman, 3 b. 1 1 0 1 10 0
, 15 i7 5 20 27 27 10
Uuiis3Iairled3Icn2 2 0 0 0 10 0 05
Buns Occanlcs....O 12 0 13 5 3 015
Buns Kained Married Men, 0; Oeean
Two Base lilts .Tones.
Home Buns Jones and B. Baldwin.
First Bac on Halls 3iarried Men, -I;
Struck out bv (.itle and Parker, 2; by
The Married men borrowed Wodc
house from the Honolulu's to catch
for them, Sheldon's hands being out
of repair. Sheldon playing 1st base,
Parker 2nd, Itosa short stop and
Castle pitch, gave the Benedicts a
much stronger in field than they have
The Oeeanics made several errors
in the first two innings which gave
their apnonents four runs. After
this they settled down to business
and in the following 9 innings the
Uencdicts made only 1 run.
The two best catches were by
Castle, who caught a high bound
ball by jumping for it, and Jones who
caught a long try to right field, single
The Odcanics play better in the
field than they do at the bat. Their
feelings overcome them, also, when
a man is running a base, and voci
ferous advice is given to the runner
free gratis for nothing. As the
umpire expressed it, "if you would
let your captain do the chinning
you'd get along better."
The Benedicts have good material
in their nine, and with a few changes
and another seasons practice will be
a strong antagonist for either of the
The band played at the ground
instead of at Emma Square. The
music was up to par, but is not an
addition to the game, as it drowns
the voice of the umpire, and dis
tracts the attention of players from
the game. Tho Oeeanics and Hono
lulu play next Saturday.
For the month of July, 1881
Under 1 year.
From 30 to -10.
From 40 to 50.
From 50 to 00.
From 00 to 70.
From 1 lo 5 5
From 5 to 10.... 1
Fiom 10 to 20... 3
From 20 to 80... '.)
S S Islanders.
causi: OK JJKAT1I
Hemorrhage ... 1
Leprous Ane'ni 1
Blight's DNease. 1
Child Birth 1
Consumption ... . 3
Disease of Heart 3
DNcasu or Liver. 1
Dyf entcry 1
Peri ton ltes...
( OMi'AH.vrivi: moxthia
July 1878 33
July 1879 12
July 1880 31
July 1881 53
July 1832 37
July 1883 08
. . .53
Agent Board of Health.
MUTUAL TELEPHONE CO.
From time to time we have noticed
in our columns, progress of the work
on tho new building for the above
company, situated at the corner of
merchant and Alakea sheets. Yes
terday afternoon wc made a tour of
inspection through the building which
is presented for the benefit of our
readers. Approaching tho building,
it presents a somewhat imposing
appearance. Tho rooms down stairs
'are all finished, and the intention is
to rent them. The company occupy
the whole of the second floor, which
is approached by an entrance on
Alalcca street. Keaching the top of
the stairs the reporter found himself
face lo face with the Superintendent,
Mr. J. W. Prntt, a gentleman thor
oughly acquainted with the telephone
system. Theie are air looms up
stairs, the front one on the Alakea
street Bide is the operating room,
where the switchboard is fixed, be
hind which, scpaiatcd by a partition,
arc the batteries. The wires go out
from this room, but arc concealed
from view. The switchboard is con
structed on the Law system, and
will accommodate G01 subscribers.
Everything in the loom is being done
for the convenience of the operators
and subscribers, and when com
pleted, will rank with any oillcc.
The two rooms nt the back of the
operating room arc for the private
use of the Superintendent. On the
other side of the building the front
room is for the Secretary, the rooms
behind being used for night opera
tors and to store batteries, tele
The system adopted by the com
pany in enclosing a number of wires
in a lead pipe, is an excellent one
and will save a great deal of trouble.
This lead "pipe is made in lengths of
50 feet and joined together by what
is known as a wiped joint. The
wires, which arc the Patterson style,
nrc made in sections up to 1,500
feet. There are all the way from
twenty-live to sixty of these wires in
a lead pipe. Each wire is insulated
from the other with two layers of
cotton twisted round, with parnfin
wax forced in for insulation. There
is also a kind of gas used for pre
venting induction. These wires are
about as fine as a needle, and to
make more sure of preventing induc
tion, a wire ten times the size of the
others is passed through the centre
of these wires with a covering just
enough to insulate it, but not enough
to prevent it carrying off induction,
at the same time it adds strength.
Passing into the battery room we
found three kinds of open circuit
batteries, the Law, and two styles
tuc he Clanclic. there were alsca
number of gravity batteries forgusc
in the operating room. In the next
room wc saw about fifty house tele
phones, the bell and transmittor all
in one case, also a sample of four
.polarized relay telephones. The
other stock in this room comprises
two hundred Blake transmitters, two
hundred Law bells, two bundled
Bell hand telephones, fifty-four Cali
fornia hand telephones and a number
similar to "those now used in town.
It is not known exactly when the
new company will commence opera
tions ; at present, the Superinten
dent is waiting for more poles, and
is working inside until they are
completed. The wires of this com
pany are all placed well above those
of the Bell Co., in some instances
very long poles having to be used.
After thanking the Superintendent
for his courtesy and clear descrip
tion of everything, tho reporter left
the building, feeling he had beeo
considerably enlightened as to the
AT rt meeting of the stockholders of
. the Kahului Bailroad Co., limited
held at the office of tho Company, at
Knhului, August 1, 1884, the following
olllccrs were elected to bold office for
one year, and until their successors are
S. G. Wilder, President; icsidence,
W. C. Wilder, Treasurer; residence
S. B. Hose, Secretary; residence,
And said officers respectively accent
S. B. ROSE, Secretary,
Kahului Railroad Co.
Kahului, Aug. 1, 1884. 7)0 Iw
For a Fow Nights Only.
I'ho only Female Muglclmi In the
After making a tour of the world, pro.
fcssionally returns to tho peoplo of
Honolulu, and will pa one of her Par
lor Entertainments in tho Art of Lecer.
Next Tuosday Evening, August 5th,
Assisted by 3Ille. Eugeno and Mr. F. S.
Stcher.also air. Frank Elliott, the well
known and popular BanjolM, in his
original songs and solos.
The trained dog Beauty will perform
Doors open at 7:30, cuitain ilses ut 8.
Prices as usual Dress Chclo & Par.
quette, 1; Balcony, 75 e,; Gallery, 50 c.
t ift,?m,'' bo scoured at thy office of
J. E. Wiseman, on and nr aionduv
August 4th, at 0 a. m. J
Cairiages may bo ordered at 10:80.