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R MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 18S4.
THIS EVENING'S DOINGS.
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Algaroba Lodge, T.O.G.T., 7:30.
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THE STREET RAILROADS.
Saturday's proceedings in the As
.scmbly, put u different phatc upon
K' ;(the street railway enterprises.
situation is as follows
- Mr. Kaulukou introduced a bill
asking that a franchise be granted
to W. It. Austin. Mr. Dole iutro-
kv duccd u similar bill in favor of C. B.
Wilson. The two bills were referred
Eft 4 to a special uoramittcc or winch iir.
Isenbcrg was chairman. The Com
mittee reported adversely to both
bills, and introduced a substitute
jbill, embodying the same general
provisions contained in the other
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$, of the franchise at auction to the
.highest bidder. The substitute bill
was rejected on Saturday, and the
..' nucstion LliGii arose as to which of
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The sentiment of tlic Asscm-
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tay w"s manucstiy 111 lavor
i Wilson bill, and consideration of
L that -bill Tvas bcinji proceeded with,
K; when the Attorney General arose
! ami mauc a remaiKaolc statement.
He said that he himself was tho au
thor of the Austin bill, and thathe had
!jgiven it to, Kaulukou to introduce,;
latitat W. . Austin was not the real
j$&'party in ' interest, but that he was
m simply . the attorney for William
vMowcrilcw, the gcnpenian who was
put to great loss by the unauthorized
faction of Mr. Gibson and Mr. Bush
f'last year. The Attorney General
i, further stated that- this bill wab in
F tended to right the wrongs and inju
ries done to Mr. Flowerdew in the
finiffm Ariflinnt. intnmmitinrr mtnii
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stlie propriety' of the' Law adviser of
ftho Crown acting as the chief pro-
inotcr of a bill to grant a valuable
irancnisc io, a private lniitviunai, the
question now presented for decision
jis, sliall this franchise be granted to
a foreign capatalist, or shall it be
granted to'onc of our own, citizens.
IWithrnifvhrtrfrfl In KmiliniPiit. in tlm
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matter, the latter is manifestly the
scourso to bo pursued most advau-
tageotis, to the community In the
former case, new capital will be
linvested here, but all the profits will
be sent out of the country, and the
tcpun'try as a whole will be the
poorer, , tho more propcrous the
Enterprise is. In the latter case, all
itho profits wiH be-regained and re
invested here. When homo capital
Klocs not sufllce to carry out needed
enterprises, it is well to encourage
ithe investment of foreign .capital.
jBut the preference should never be
(given to the foreign over the home
capital, for the reason above given.
S)Mr. Wilson is backed by wcll-
jknown members of the community,
iwupse every interest is 111 tins coun
Rry, i and by granting him tho fran-
chiso asked for, a needed improve-
Enent will bo instituted, with the
least loss to the public at large.
EtHE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVER
"Vianr sin tuli nun linnnrnrl nntun
n its day it has been tho leading
paper in this community, and tho
Sexponont of its best thought. It
jwflrepresentect various eiuei) in the
politics of the nation, and In recent
years has been politically opposed
to the views of a majority of the
best clement among tho pcoplo ; it
has championed men and measures
who were inconsistent with the best
interests of the country ; but, how
ever, much the paper has differed
from the general sense, it was the
representative of the views of at
least a small portion of the commu
nity and as such was taken and
read as an exponent of those senti
ments ; but at no time in years past
has the lone of the paper been
lowered, so that it was not a paper
which could be safely taken into
one's family. It has been reserved
to the present' management of that
journal to drag its old and honored
name in the dust, and turn it into a
synonym for vulgarity, indecency
and blasphemy. The paper, as at
present conducted is on a par with
the Poller. Gazette, and other dis
reputable publications of that ilk,
and is unlit to appear in the home
of a respectable person. The sense
of decency of the community ha
been violated, and the numbers of
orders to stop subscriptions which
that paper has received within the
last few days is evidence thereof.
It is a lit commentary upon the pre
sent Cabinet that the Advertiser is
its only advocate and defender.
H. M- QUEEN EMMA.
The Steamer Likclike arrived at
10 o'clock yesterday morning from
Mahukona, which place she left the
previous day about 8 o'clock in the
evening. A very large crowd of all
classes were down on the wharf
awaiting her arrival. As the steamer
drew near to the dock it soon became
known that II. M. Queen Emma was
on hoard, and a thrill of joy went
through the crowd when it was
further known, that Her Majesty,
though still in a critical condition
was not any worse. With Her
Majesty came Dr. Robert McKibbin,
Mr. A. J. Cartwright, Right Rev.
Bishop Willis, Albeit Kuuuinkca and
a large number of attendants. On
the wharf were the Hon. and Mrs.
C. It. Bishop, His Ex. Governor
Dominis, Hon. A. H. Clcghorn, Hon.
S. G. Wilder, Hon. C. II. Judd,
etc., etc. Her Majesty who was
lying on a stretcher was lowered
down from the steamer and then
carried slowly up Fort btrcet to her
residence, followed by a great many
sympathizing friends. Towards
evening there was a slight sign of
improvement, still Her Majesty lies
in a critical condition. There was a
great rcsponsibilit' resting on Dr.
McKibbin in bringing his patient
from Kohala, but he accepted it,
and is rewarded by his great care
and attention, in seeing Her Majesty
safe in her own homo and surrounded
with every comfort. The Doctor
has been Her Majesty's faithful
medical adviser for many years. In
conversation with the Doctor, he
speaks in the highest terms of the
Kohala people, who did everything
that could be possibly done. Tho
arrangements made by the Hon. S.
G. Wilder with regard to the steamer
and railway journeys we're perfect,
and shows how reliable is the com
pany of which he is the head. Tho
speedy recovery of Her Majesty is
what everyone wishes.
Satuiiday, Auhiist 10.
The House met at 10 a. m.
After prayer by the Chaplain, the
minutes of the preceding day were
read and adopted.
Mr. Knncalii moved a resolution
that the Minister of tho Interior bo
requested to order tho l'ostmnster
Geneial to furnish this House with
a list of the mail routes on the various
Islands for the carriers of which
820,500 has been appropriated.
Ordered to bo laid on table.
Mr. G. Brown moved a resolution
that the bill to amend certain sec
tions of Chapter -18, Session Laws of
1882, relating to the tax law, be
made tho special order of the day
for the 18th inst. Carried.
Mr. Richardson presented tho re
port of the Select Committee ap
pointed to wait on Ills Majesty to
inform him that the House would bo
ready for prorogation on tho 23rd
inst., stating they had performed
that duty and His Maiestv had re
plied that ho would bo pleased to J
prorogue the House at 12 o'clock on
Mr. Dole presented reports from
tho Judiciary Committee, as follows:
On the bill to provide for tho pre
servation of Hawaiian archives, that
tho bill would not result in good and
is therefore recommended to be in
Mr. Aholo dissented in a minority
On motion of Mr. W. O. Smith
tho majority report was adopted over
motions to la' both repoils on the
table and to adopt the minority rc
poil, and a motion Io iccotisidcr the
question made by the same gentle
man was lost.
On the bill to amend and consoli
date the laws relating to commis
sioners of private ways and water
rights, the Committee recommended
its passage with certain amendments.
Report adopted, and the third read
ing of the bill appointed for Tuesday.
On motion of Mr. Dole the Military
Bill was ordered to be referred to
the Printing Committee, to be re
turned with the best possible des
patch. On motion of Mr. Kanealii the bill
to abolish tuition fees in pertain
schools was ordered to be taken
from the table and placed on the
order for Tuesday.
OIIDI'.K OK THE DAY.
Consideration of an Act to facili
tate the right to construct and
operate 11 street railroad upon certain
streets of the city of Honolulu, was
Minister Neumann moved to sub
stitute the first section, providing to
offer the right nt public auction, with
a section granting the right to Win.
It. Austin, his associates and assigns,
with the privilege of using as a motive
power, horses, steam cables, electri
city or compressed air.
Mr. Dole moved a similar amend
ment, except that Chas. B. AVilson's
name appears instead of Austin's.
Mr. G. Brown moved the indefi
nite postponement of the first section
of the bill.
Mr. Nawahi moved that the first
section pass. He said if one man
got tho right he could do nothing
and keep those who would do some
thing out of the way. According to
rumor these private franchises were
desired for purposes of speculation.
In small matters, such as letting
market stalls, the principle giving
the boon to the highest bidder was
adopted, and why not in a large
matter like this?
Mr. Dole spoke against the bill on
account of the largo powers it
granted the Minister of the Interior,
and because, as he alleged, it al
lowed the use of steam locomotion.
Mr. Widemann thought tho two
private bills were six of one and half
a dozen of the other. He considered
the bill before the House superior to
the others, but the matter had as
sumed such a complexit' in the
House that he believed nothing would
conic of cither scheme. Accordingly,
he moved the indefinite postpone
ment of tho first sections of all three
Mr. Rowcll supported the bill, and
spoke of the necessity of having
street railways here. The honorable
member, be held, was mistaken in
saying the bill authorized steam
locomotives. Anyhow the use of
condensed steam would be much less
noisy than compressed air, that is
authorized by the rival sections. Any
defects in the bill could be remedied
by amendments, and the fairest
solution of the situation would be to
offer the franchise at auction.
Minister Neumann deprecated the
attempt to excite prejudice against
the private franchises by shaking
the red rag of monopoly, and recur
ring to this point afterward, asked
if the monopoly would be nny better
if bought at auction than granted by
tho Legislature. To show the
sincerity underlying tho Austin bill,
he recited its history, which was in
brief that an English capitalist, Mr.
Flowerdew, coming here in ill-health,
became, by the common experience
of all strangers, appiiscd of tho
shameless robbery practised upon
tho public by the hackmen, witl
very few exceptions, and made
certain proposals with a view to in
vesting his means in street railway
in this town. The project fell
through because the franchise was
sought through tho Department of
the Interior, which hnd not authority
to give it. Mr. Austin in the pre
sent instance, was attorney in fact, I
and the' speaker assured tho House
that there was no intention on tho
part of the applicant to sell the fran
chise for 850,000 (as insinuated by
Mr. Nawahi) or other Amount. Ho
named several substantial citizens
who took a sincere interest in tho
project, and if the estimated cost of
8204,000 could not be providqd here
it was forthcoming from abroad. In
advocating the necessity of street
cars hero, the' Minister incidentally
remarked that during the first month
of his residence here it had cost him
875 a month to send his children to
school. Ho concluded his speech by
saying that if the franchise were ex
posed upon the auction block, there
would be no street railway hero for
Mr. Smith moved the previous
question, remarking Hint he thought
the first section had been fully dis
cussed. The question being put upon in
definite postponement, the motion
carried, whereupon the point was
raised by Mr. Aholo that the motions
to substitute sections fell with the
indefinite postponement of the sec
tion. Tho discussion of this point
ended in a motion being carried to
submit the bald motions to the
Mr. Dole wishing to ypealc upon
his amendment, the chair ruled that
he must have special leave of the
House. That was asked and granted,
Mr. Bishop' appealed from the
decision of the chair, claiming that
all the members had a right to speak,
as the motions to substitute sections
won- new questions.
V discussion of this appeal was
cut short by a successful motion to
adjourn at 12:30 till 1 :30 v. m.
After recess consideration of the
street railway bill was resumed.
Mr. J. Molt Smith said ho did not
know the respective merits of the
Austin and Wilson bills, but decided
to support the former. (OuV reporter
was absent during the first part of
Mr. Dole moved that the first sec
tion of tho Wilson bill pass. It
authorized the Minister of the In
terior to issue the charter, but was
not burdened with minor details,
leaving them largely to the discre
tion of the Minister and Privy
Council. It asked the franchise
onhy for Nuuaiiu, King and Queen
streets, leaving a large paitoftho
town to the competition of other
companies.' The other bill takes up
nearly all the streets. This one did
not propose to do more than can bo
reasonably supposed would be carried
out. Those three streets furnished
with a railway would yield the
greatest accommodation to the pub
lic, especially the vagt number of
people who lived in the suburbs.
The objection urged by the Hon.
noble (Smith) to the Austin bill,
that it compelled the laying a double
tracks, was a valid one. There was
no single street named in it wide
enough for a double track. A street
covered with tracks was not fit for
carriage driving. Another great
objection to that bill was that it
provided that the track should be
laid in the middle of the street. The
only way in which a track could be
laid on any Honolulu street was to
lay it on one side. It was left en
tirely with the Minister of the Inte
rior in the Wilson bill to say where
tho track should be laid, and the
Minister may compel the company to
widen the streets where they arc too
narrow, so that the public interests
are carefully watched. Moreover,
the Austin bill had the same fatal
defect as the Isenbcrg bill, in autho
rizing tho Minister to introduce now
and unknown provisions. If they
passed a bill with a section in it like
that, no one would oyer bo found to
build tho railway. As for tho At
torney General's explanation of Mr.
Flowcrdew's connection with the
project, that gentleman was in Italy,
and why should they place tho fran
chise in the hands of a foreigner who
was away in the antipodes? All
know Mr. Wilson as an enterprising
man, who had introduced tho matter
at this session. lie saw the oppor
tunity for the enterprise two years
ago, and now all those other parties
have followed him. Ho (Mr. D.)
understood that Mr. Wilson and his
associates had mado arrangements
and weru ready to begin work when
ever tho charter was granted.
Mr, W. O. Smith was inclined to
feel sorry for these persons not
believing tho enterprise would pay
but that was not his affair. The
Wilson bill he thought, on the whole
was the best. Tho othor man was
not on tho ground, while Wilson
was well and favorably known to
everybody. If Mr. Flowerdew was
a innn of his word, he would never
undertake the work whilo the present
Minister of Foreign Affairs wai in
office. (Minister Gibson smiled.)
lie supposed the Minister of Foreign
Affairs would remain in olllcc
another two years, so that the
would bo without a railway for that
period. They were not there to look
at tho matter in the interests of Mr.
Flowerdew, Mr. Austin or Mr.
Wilson. He thought the bill intro
duced by the Committee would
require too many amendments for
them to attempt to doctor it up. He
did not approvo of that provision
for selling the right at auction.
Mr. Bishop thought there was
little use in discussing the section in
the old, bill which had been disposed
of. He was certainly not opposed
to a railway in streets suitable for it
and where it would be for tho ad
vantage of the public to have one.
They ought not to consider the
names of the gentlemen in those
bills. Certainly he had nothing
against Mr. Flowerdew, investing his
money in the railway, but he would
not vote specially to accommodate
him. Mr. Flowerdew may not have
been well treated here, but yet he
did not know that the community
owed him anything. One thing in
favor of giving him tho right was
that he had means to build the road.
There was no guarantee that Mr.
Austin and his associates or Mr.
Wilson and his associates would
build it they might sell out. And
as a railway was necessarily a
monoply so far as it extends on the
streets, they might say it was
monoply, but that was no particular
objection. They might claim that
the Austin bill was not a monoply
because it allowed cars to run upon
it for a certain distance, but it
cover so much ground that there
would be no chance for another
company. The Austin bill allows
the companj' to build a double track
on a great many of our narrow streets,
and that was a very objectionable
feature. It mentions a number of
streets on which it would not be
convenient to have even a single
track. For his part, he should be
very sorry to see a single track on
Fort street. Even the necessary
traffic on that street now was hardly
safe. Neither of those bills should
be passed without suitable amend
ments. That idea of selling at
auction having been disposed of, it
seemed to him that if those two bills
could be referred to a committee a
new and really good bill could
be made up from them. Then
the only remaining question would
be whether it should be Austin or
Wilson and their respective asso
ciates. He moved that the bills be
referred to a special committee.
Minister Neumann did not think
his friends could accuse him of not
being persistent when he thought he
was in tho right. An objection to
recommitting, those bill was that tho
time was short. There had been an
utterance from the Hon. member for
Lilmo (Mr. Dole) that tho Austin
bill should not be passed because
he (Atty's-Genl.) had stated to
tho House that a stranger and a
foreigner would be interested in it.
If such a sentiment prevailed in that
House, he was much mistaken in it.
It made no difference whether the
man who wants to put his money
into those improvements was a
foreigner or a citizen. Ho had
mentioned the names of sufficient
gentlemen right from this town,
known to tho members of that
Assembly, who had as much to do
with tho enterprise as Mr. Flower
dew, except, perhaps, as to the
amount of money to be put into it.
Tho community had better open its
eyes to thejad vantage of men from out
side putting their money into enter
prises hero, as long as that money
was efficiently employed. Ho had
nothing to say lagainst Mr. Wilson,
bcciuso ho was a personal friend of
his, and he would bid him godspeed
if ho got tho franchiso and carried
it out. It must bo borne in mind,
however, that tho work would cost
in the neighborhood of 8200,000. It
struck him ns strango that the Hon.
member for Lihue refrained from
informing tho House who was behind
his bill. Ho thought proper, him
self, not to keep behind tho door in
respect to anything of which ho
could inform the House, in that
desiring to set a good example to
the member for Lihue. But when
it came to the point of hearing who
that gentleman's promoters of the
work were, they had nothing but
brilliant flashes of silence. The
objection he'had to the Wilson bill,
however, did not lie in the name.
All that ho could do was to advocate
a bill coming in good faith before the
house to give certain persons the
right. The objection he had was in
the bill itself, and when the Hon.
member said the first section of the
Austin bill should not be there, for
the first time since he knew him he
thought ho showed a remarkable
want of sound sommon sense. (Hero
the Ministdr quoted the section, to
show that its provisions were for the
protection of the public, in not out
giving them the benefit of tho res
trictions contained in the Act itself,
but binding the companj' to subjec
tion to any future legislation that
might be found necessary.) Referr
ing to Mr. Bishop's objection to a
double track, he said the railway to
the Pali could not be built .except
with a double track, as horses could
not be used, and there was no pro
position to lay any double track but
that one. Doublo tracks elsewhere
were left to the discretion of the
Minister of the Interior, and tho
same held with reference to laying
tracks in the middle of the street.
It had been suggested that Mr.
Austin might sell out, but if he did
so to anyone who should build the
lino that would be satisfactory.
Ewtou Buixktin: In view of
the Advertiser's statement that Chi
nese Gordon "went among a people
to kick up a bobbery, totally unau
thorized by the British Govern
ment," and considering the deep
interest taken in the matter by many
people here, the following brief ex
tracts from tho Home News will be
acceptable to some of your readers.
For the information of any who
may not know, I would add that tho
Home News is a highly respectable
weekly journal, containing an epit
ome of English and General Eu
ropean intelligence, printed in Lon
don for transmission abroad.
January 25, 188 L 'It was known
throughout the world on Saturday,
January 19, that General Gordon
had been recalled from Brussels,
that he had spent the previous day
in interviews with Cabinet Ministers,
and that he was already on his way
to the Soudan. Yesterday he reach
ed Port Said, where he was met by
Sir Evelyn Wood, and abandoning
his original intention to proceed
direct to Suakim, went to Cairo.
Khartoum is his goal, but the
route he will pursue to reach it has
not yet been decided. The instruc
tions given to him are secret." The
same issue says, "The most inter
esting portion of Sir Charles Dilke's
remarkes was devoted to Egypt and
tho Soudan. Ten days ago, he said,
Ministers were not quite certain
whether Chinese Gordon would care,
to accept his present mission. By
degrees they ascertained that he
would, and so he was sent."
February 1, 1884. "General
Gordon is due at Khartoum some
day between Feb. 11 and 17. Ho
is travelling with no troops, no
escort, but with 40,000 in hard cash
in his nockets. wimt. !
General Gordon's mission? That is
a question which is exercising many
minds. First, having declared him
self opposed to tho evacuation of
Khartoum, he goes, as is officially
stated, to assist in and organize the
evacuation. Secondly, whilo our
Ministers declare that they will
undertake no responsibility for the
Soudan, Gordon, who proceeds
thither as their servant, and not tho
servant of the Khedive, with whom
ho has renounced any connection, is
officially called Governor-General of
From the foregoing it appears
that General Gordon was sent to tho
Soudan by the British Government,
but that tho precise nature of fits
instructions was-not made public;
nor, so far "ns I have been able to
learn from the English papers, has
it been revealed up to tho present
time. A journal that can assert, in
the face of this, that Gordon "went
among a people to kick up a bob
bing, totally unauthorized by the
British Government,"., musfc cither
lack correct information or be a
wilful perverter of tho truth.
h" (. Jlfr . . A.