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FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 1881.
THIS EVENING'S DOINGS.
Imp. Order of Red .Men, at 7:.'J0.
Morning Star Lodge, Kof P. 7:30-
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house on Queen street.
AN EXPLANATION WANTED.
The notice of I lie Minister of Fi
nance pursuant with the gold law
reads: "for sixty days from this
date, silver coins of all denomina
tions, excepting silver coins of the
Hawaiian Kingdom and of the United
States, will be received at the
Treasury at their nominal value in
exchange for Hawaiian coins at their
nominal value." Yesterday morn
ing the Registrar of Accounts re
fused to redeem Mexican quarters
which were presented for that pur
pose. It is now time for the Minister
v of Finance to rise and explain.
The waj in which the Legislature
is, appropriating monej' is simply
shameful. Yesterday afternoon the
pa of the Honolulu Police was
raised throughout, fioni the captains
down. Kaulukou is the champion
of extravagance, and shouted himself
red in the face in his endeavors to
raise salaries. The Minister of
Finance voted for every suggestion
of an increase. The Attorney-General
voted against the increase. The
Minister of the Interior sat in his
chair and voted neither way, and the
Minister of Foreign Affairs was
absent. The Appropriation Rill is
being piled up utterly regardless of
the amount. It is already far in
excess of the estimated receipts, and
still the increase goes on.
Tho Committee on Commerce and
t Agriculture have recommended that
S5,000 instead of $50,000 be appro
priated for the encouragement of
Ramie culture. While $50,000 is
r altogethei too much to be .-.pent at
p- ' the picsent stage, So, 000 would
seem 10 nc 100 nine. 1 11c summon
is this. Ramie fibre, when properly
cleaned is very valuable, bringing
SHOO a ton. Attempts have been
m made by the hundred, and machines
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the purpose of cleaning the llbie;
but they have all failed to accom
plish the object, except with the aid
of supplementary hand lnbor, which
so increases the cost as to make it
unprofitable, except where labor Is
very cheap. Mr. C. C. Coleman of
this city has spent years of study
upon the subject, and thoroughly
acquainted himself with every pro
cess heretofore used ; and as a re
sult of his study and investigation,
he has constructed a machine which
Jk he claims will clean the fibre without
i" any hand labor. The raw steins arc
put in at one end and tho llbrc comes
out at the other, ready for haloing.
j, As Mr. Coleman is an intelligent and
, practical mechanic, peoplu have been
. found to subscribe nearly enoujih
J .money to put up a plant to demon
strate the ofllciency of this machine.
If it accomplishes one-half that Mr.
Colemam claims that it will, it will
add to our industries one of greater
importance than sugar. It is at this
t experimental stage, mai uovernmeni
I' nifl in nskrol. nnd timncrlv naVnil.
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If it is it success the whole country
will reap the benefit. If it is a
allure, tho Government can afford
to lose tho amount better than pri
vate citizens can. It is estimated
thai the cost of the plant, will be
about 820,000 It would be no
more than proper that the Govern
ment should bear half of this ex
pense, and wv hope to fee an appro
priation of at least 8 10,000 for the
Wkpnusoa Attai-sT 0 -Continued.
Mr. Aholo moved to inseil n new
item in "Permanent Settlements, "of
$750 arrears due the Hon. II. Kui
hclaui. Mr. G. Brown objected that this
item was rejected and could not be
renewed at present reading.
Mr. Rowoll moved, to insert
1 $3,82-1.73, unexpended road balances
I for period of 1881-82.
I After short discussion, the mover
allowed his motion to stand over.
Mr. ilicliardson moved that 825,
000 be inserted for repairs to Oahu
Mr. W. O. Smith moved that
$10,000 be devoted to that object.
In the discussion hint ensued Mr.
Kaiihanc opposed the policy of
sending short-term prisoners to
Honolulu. It would have a bettor
moral effect upon their respective
communities to have them punished
Mr. Richardson moved to strike
out the item of $350,000 for en
couragement to railways, but it was
discovered that no such item was in
The second section of the bill was
Upon the reading of the third
section President Rhodes said lie
iiad a communication from the Sup
erintendent of the Survey Depart
ment, complaining that that branch
of service-had been hardly used in
being left out of tho list in this
section authorized to be paid salaries
and expenses until the .'10th day of
June, 1880. Tlie section was there
upon amended so as to include tho
Survey Department and also the
olllcers of the Insane Asylum and
general aid to the Queen's Hoipital.
At twelve o'clock tho Committee
took a recess until half past one.
Section 1 of the Appropriation
Rill being read, as follows: "The
Minister of Finance shall not cause
or allow to be paid from the Treasury
nuy money for objects not provided
by this law," was, on motion of Mr.
Dole, amended by adding, "nor for
any object herein authorized over
and above the amount appropriated
Section 5 providing that no per
son holding more than one olllcc
shall lie paid more than the salary of
the highest ofllcc held by him, if the
salary of any olllcc held by him shall
amount to two thousand dollars
Mr. Dole moved to insert a section
providing that contracts for con
structing public works, and furnish
ing materials and provisions under
this Act, shall be awarded only upon
advertisement for public tenders.
Minister Gulick said, tho proposed
.stipulation might hamper the ad
ministration of public works. His
course had been to award contracts
for public works after public adver
tisement. Frequently he had found
that there was nothing more mislead
ing than answers that would come
to advertisements for tenders. There
is no work of any extent but has
been given outin that way with the
exception of the contract for a
bridge in llilo district, which was
given to tho Pacific Bridge Company.
No one knew better than lie that no
one could build as cheaply as they
Mr. Rowell said the proposed sti
pulation would not hamper the
Minister if he gate notice that ho
would not be bound to accept any
tender. If any tenders received
were not in tho interest of tlte Gov
ernment they could be refused. Had
the Minister refused tho oiler in the
case he Intel cited, he might have
been sui prised to lind that other
parties could have built those bridges
as cheaply as the Pacific Bridge
Mr. Aholo thought tho Civil En
gineer, for whom an appropriation
had been made, should bo able to
or other public, works. If the Min
ister advertised for tenders nnd
accepted none,, no gdod would be
Mr. W. O. Smith said there was
a superintendent of public works
during the last period, but yet there
had been novcrnl jobs. He instanced
the kerosene wnichotiso nnd other
cases where public money had been
improperly, uselessly or wastefully
expended, and said he did not think
there was anything in the amendment
that would hamper an honest
The discussion was interrupted by
the chairman announcing the Com
mittee's time expired, and the Com
mittee thereupon lose and reported. '
Mr. .1. Molt Smith presented the
report of the Select Committee on a
bill to establish postal savings banks,
presenting a substitute bill. The
report was adopted, and the bill
rend a first time.
Section 1 provides lor the estab
lishment of the Hawaiian Postal
Savings Bank in the General Post
Section 2 directs the Postmaster
General to authorize officers under
him to receive savings of not less
than a quarter of a dollar.
Section II provides for the entry
of receipts, and the reporting of
them to the Postmaster General.
Section I authorizes tho repay
ment of money to depositors after
21 days notice.
Section 5 forbids postal olllcers
from disclosing names of depositors
or amounts of deposits except to
Section 0 prescribes the highest
rale of interest on deposits to be 5
per cent., and highest amount upon
which interest may be paid. SI, 000.
Section 7 provides that interest
shall be calculated to the .'list of
December and then added to the
Section 8, that all moneys re
ceived in excess of 52.500 be depo
sited in the Treasury of the King
dom, as pait of the funded debt.
Section 0 authorizes the Minister
of Finance to pay demands of depo
sitors when thcro are not sufficient
funds in the Hank, and report
amounts so paid to next session of
Section 10 provides for the render
ing of accounts of the Bank by the
Postmaster Gcncr.tl to the Minister
of the Interior every year, and for
examination of the books by the
Auditor General every quarter.
Section 1 1 gives force of law to
regulations made by the Postmaster
General with the consent of the King
in Council for carrying on the insti
tution. Section 12 provides for the open
ing of the books on January 1st,
Section 13 orders expenses to lie
paid out of income, but, if that is
iiisullicicnt dining current period,
out of the Treasury.
Section 11 gives rules for the
making of deposits by married
Section 15 makes the Act law from
date of publication.
The bill was, on motion of Mr.
Hitchcock, read a second time by
Minister Gulick did not see the
wisdom of this bill. He considered
the other bill thnt had been before
the House for the same object was
better in that it was not cumbered
with details of management. These
details could not be properly pre
scribed in advance, and equally im
portant details in other departments
such as those of health, educa
tion, etc. were left to their respec
tive heads to formulate. If this
bill wns intended as a complete guide
for the management of Postal Sav
ings Banks it did not cover one
tenth part of wlmt would be neces
sary. Mr. Kaulukou said the bill had
evidently been carefully considered
and moved it pass to engrossment.
On motion the bill passed and was
ordered to be read a third time 011
Mr. Dole presented n report from
the Judiciary Committee on a bill to
prevent tho attaching of posters to
private propetty, submitting it sub
atitutc,bil. It provides a penalty
of not more than S20 for any person
sticking an advertisement on any
private property without tho owner's
On motioiij the bill was read a
second time by title and Us third
rending appointed fov Monday.
Mr. Dole presented a lcport from
the same Committee 011 the bill to
rcgidnte the uo of artesian water
in the district of Kona, Oahu.
A new bill was submitted. It
prescribes a line of not more than
f?50 for wasting water from aitcsian
wells, nnd gives the police authoiity
to enter private grounds for the pro
tection of the water supply from
The bill was advanced to second
reading by its title, and directed to
be read a third lime on Tuesday
Mr. Dole moved a resolution,
asking the President of the Board of
Health if It was true that healthy
children had been allowed to
associate with lepers at Kalawao,
Minister Gibson answered, that
in several instances applications had
been rccived from persons going to
Molokai, some of whom wanted to
lake their children, but he had
invariably refused permission. So
far all the permits given wcro to
persons who went nnd came back
immediately. In answer to Mr. AY.
O. Smith, the Minister said the
clerk gave no permits without the
permission of the Board except to
workmen who had work to do on the
The House resolved itself into
Committee of tho Whole to consider
an Act to amend an Act to regulate
the sale of spirituous liquors. Mr.
Nakalcka was called to the chair.
Section 2, amending Section 5,
was passed over a motion of Mr.
Kaulukou to indefinitely postpone it.
It makes any person who distills
liquors contrary to law, or who lias
in his possession illicitly distilled
liquor, liable to a line of not less
than 50 nor more than 81,000, or
in default iuipiisonmcnt at hard
labor for any term not exceeding
Section .'J, amending Section 10 to
make the wholesale license fee $500,
with bonds in $1,000, was also
passed over a motion for indefinite
Section -1, amending Section 13,
to make tlte jobbing license fee
81,000, with a bond in 82,000 was,
on motion of Mr. Kaulukou, indefi
Section 5, amending Section 15,
to make the retail license fee $2,000,
with a bond in $5,000, was read.
Mr. Kaulukou moved its indefinite
Mr. Paloliau moved an amendment
making the fee $1,000 and the bond
$2,000 in the principal districts and
$500 the fee in the minor districts
of the Kingdom.
Both amendments were lost, and
the question of the passage of the
section resulted in a lie. The chair'
man took time to consider his cast
Section C, providing for popular
vote upon the question of granting
retail licenses in any district, was
carried over an amendment of Mr.
Kaulukou to indefinitely postpone it.
Section?, limiting retailers to .selling
by tiie glass for consumption on the
premises, was 011 motion of Mr.
Kaulukou, indefinitely postponed.
Section 8, enacting a new section,
makes it unlawful for retailers to sell
to minors or to persons twice con
victed of drunkenness, under a fine
of not less than ten or more than
A motion to indefinitely postpone
the section was lost, and it passed
with verbal amendments.
Section 9, amending Section 17,
authorizing tho Minister of the In
terior to define boundaries of license
districts, was carried.
Section 10, amending Section -13,
continues the Act in force up to
January 1st, 1887. It was, after a
long discussion, indefinitely post
poned, the opinion of a majority of
the Coinmittco being thnt tho old
law made ample provision in that
Section 11, bringing the Act into
force from date of Its approval, was
nmended, on motion of Mr. AY. O.
Smith, to make it take effect on tho
1st of Jnnuary, 1885.
Tho chairman at this juncture gave
his casting vote against Section 3.
The Committee then rose and re
ported, and the House at 5:25
adjourned until ip o'clock, a. m.,
TnmisiuY, August 7.
Tho IIouso met at JO A. si.
After prayer by the Chaplain, the
minutes of the preceding day were
rend and adopted.
Mr. Iscnbcrg presented a ,rcport
from Committee on Commerce- re
lating to ramie culture, recom
mending that Section 1st of the Bill
be amended by striking out 650,000
and inserting $5,000 as the amount
to be appropriated for promoting
the manufacture of ramie.
On motion of Mr. W. O. Smith,
the report wns laid on the table to
be considered with the bill.
Minister Gibson presented the
report of the committee appointed
under legislation of 1878 and suc
ceeding periods, to procure a bronze
statue of the Hawaiian hero, Ka
niehamcha I. Thanks arc returned
to Messrs. George Graham & Co.,
Glasgow; Mr. J. W. Austin, Bos
ton : and Messrs. F. S. Schnefer &
Co., Honolulu, for special favors,
and bestows culogitiiu upon the
sculptor, the late Mr. Gould, and
Ids son, who so well carried out his
father's creation to completion. A
balance of $100.88 stands against
the Committee, which the Assembly
is asked to appropriate.
On motion of Mr. Dole the report
was laid on tho table for considera
tion witli the Appropriation Hill.
Mr. W. O. Smith called for an
answer to the resolution asking for
a statement of the present organiza
tion of the Hoard of Health.
Minister Gibson stated that a
reply was ready, but he did not
have it with him. However, he
made a verbal statement. The
Board was at present constituted by
three members. The vacancies
caused by the death of the late
Mr. Moanauli and the resignation of
Mr. Widcniann had not yet been
filled. Twenty-two meetings of the
Board had been held during the
past biennial period three since
Mr. W. O. Smith wanted the re
port in writing and spoke of the
importance of the matter as involv
ing the lives and liberty of the sub
jects. He held that tlte Board had
no valid existence, the statute pro
viding explicitly that the Board
shall consist of five members.
Mr. Dole presented the report of
the Select Committee on Parks,
Squares, etc., recommending the
following appropriations :
Propagation of Forestry
Hawaiian Agricultural Society
The report was laid on the table
for consideration with the Appro
AN OCEAN CAI1I.K.
Minister Gibson rose and made
one of the most important state
ments ever communicated to the
Legislature of this Kingdom. He
said the Government had not decm
ed it desirable to ask for any appro
priation at this session for telegra
phic extension. Proposals had,
however, lately been received from
several parties, in that regard,
which it was important should conic
before the Legislature before pro
rogation. Arrangements would pro
bably be made before the next As
sembly, for an ocean telegraph
cable between San Francisco and
Australia. Ho thought something
should bo done to include the Ha
waiian Islands in the projected sys
tcin. The subsidy asked from this
country by tho projectors was, how
ever, inhis opinion, not a fair pro
portion. To secure the boon the
countries chiefly benefited must en
sure it reasonable' return for the
capital to' be invested. AYhile he
thought this Kingdom was asked for
more than an equitablo share of the
burden, yet in all other respects the
proposals were satisfactory, the
rates to lie charged, for instance,
being decidedly moderate. The
standing of the promoters was such
as to guarantee tho fulfilment of
their engagements. The proposals
submitted included both an ocean
cable ipid inter-island telegraphs.
He asked that the Government
Bhotild bo empowered to enter into
negotiations for the consummation
of the project, provided that, could
bo effected within tho limits of tho
Kingdom's resources. Minister
Gibson concluded by moving thnt
tho matter bo referred to a select
committee, and intimated that all
the correspondence 011 the subject
wduld bo at the disposal of tho
After remarks by Messrs. J. Mott
Smith, Clcghorn nnd W. O. Smith,
commenting upon tho great impor
tance of the statement, the motion
passed, and tho President appointed
ns a Select Committee, Messrs. J.
Mott Smith, Gibson, Rowell, W. O.
Smith and Bishop.
Mr. Dole presented a lengthy
report from the Select Committee '
on police appropriations for the
Kingdom, which was laid on the
tnblc for consideration with the Ap
Mr. Dole presented the Judiciary
Committee's report on the bill to
provide for the recovery of stolen
properly, recommending it be laid
on the tabic. Alo a report on (he
Attorney-General's bill for the pro
tection of creditors in insolvency
cases, witli the same recommenda
tion. Report adopted.
Mr. Xakalcka moved a resolution
to instruct Marshal Parke and the'
Attorney-General to regulate .Fuller
McKeaguc, of the Station Douse,
alleged to be guilty of insulting a
Hawaiian lady by telling her that
she was a mule, and of advising a
prisoner in the event of conviction
to take out an appeal.
The resolution was referred to the
At 11.50 the House look a recess
The House met at 1.00 and resolved
itself into Committee of the Whole
on the Appropriation Hill, Mr. Cleg
horn in the chair.
Mr. F. Brown moved to strike out
the proviso added yesterday, to have
all contracts for public works and
supplies submitted to public tender.
Items recommended by select
committee on parks, etc., were read.
Forests and murscries, $12,000.
Mr. Kaulukou moved to strik out.
The trees would live two years
longer without public aid.
Mr. Aholo had visited the murscry
and seen a great variety of young
trees, and by next session the mem
bers would sec the beautiful slopes
covered witli trees.
Mr. Bishop did not know where
half the money that had been appro
priated wns to come from, but he
fully realized the great importance
of forestry to the country. He
wanted to have a fair trial of the
cxpciiment that was being skilfully
worked out. It wns very important
to test what trees would flourish on
these Islands. A great many trees
and seeds had been distributed by the
nursery with promise of gratifying
results. He complimented the gentle
man in charge of the experiment,
Mr. Jaeger, for his devotion to the
work, involving sacrifice of his own
time and means.
Mr. W. O. Smith deemed the ob
ject in question to be the replacement
of our depleted forests. He instanced
several forests witli which he was
familiar when a boy, which now
were no more. Forests were import
ant in their conserving the natural
water supply and thus incalculably
benefiting. To propagate agriculture
forests was, moreover, a duty we
owed posterity. Agrcatboonhad been
conferred upon the country by the
introduction of the Kenikeni sugar
cane, and experiments were now being
tried in the murscrj' with a variety
of exotic cane.
Speeches were made by Messrs.
Kawcna, Bush, Keau and Baker.
Mr. Dele said tiie item was not
guess work, and read detailed esti
mates furnished by Mr. Jaeger. He
dwelt upon the good work being done
bp the mttrscry, which, besides
about a thousand trees distributed
gratuitously to the hospital grounds
and private residences, contoincd
fifty thousand trees at present.
After another speech by Mr. Ka
ulukou, the aj'cs and noes were
demanded, resulting in the item
passing by 29 to 11, as follows:
Ayes Their Ex's. AY. M. Gibson,
J. M. Kapena, lions. C. R. Bishop,
John O. Dominis, S. G. AYilder, P.
Iscnbcrg, J. I. Dowsett, J. E. Bush,
J. Mott Smith, P. P. Kanoa, J. S.
AAralker, J. II. S. Martin, E. K. Lili
kalani, F. Brown, J. Amara, D. II.
Hitchcock, L. Aholo, AY. O. Smith,
John Richardson, J. Nawalii, J. K.
Kaunamano, J. Kauhane, I). II.
Nnhinu, G. AY. Pilipo, G. Brown,
S. B. Dole, AY. E. Rowell, G. B.
Paloliau, S. K. Kupihca. Total 29.
Noes J. Kaae, J. L. Kaulukou,
G. AY. Macfarlanc, J. Keau, J. T.
Baker, Asa Knulia, L. AY. P. Kano
alit, J. Kamakele, J. Gardner, J. M.
Kanwila, J. Nakaleka. Total 11.
Kapiolnni Park, $5,000, passed
over an amendment of Mr. Kaulu
kou to strike out nnd one of Mr. AY.
O. Smith to reduce one-half.
Thomas Square, $3,000.
Mr. Clcghorn, having had charge
of this square, vacated tho chair,
which was taken by Mr. Walker,
and advocated the Item. IIo re
counted his efforts for tho improve
ment of tho square, and said the
only public place that Honolulu had
which was a credit to it was the
Queen's Hospital. He cited Great
Britain, tho United States and New
Zealand as worthy examples for
this country In the matter of pro
viding attractive outdoor resorts for