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TUESDAY, AUGUST 1!), 1881.
THIS EVENING'S DOINGS.
Kxcclslor Lodge, I.O.O.F., 7:30.
Hawaiian class Y. M. C. A. 7:30.
Hible Glass atLyceum nt 7 :30.
Meeting Stock Exchange, at1 11.
AN INTENDED OUTRAGE.
There are small minded people
fh who seem to think that anything is
11 Justifiable so long as it injures a
h "Chinaman. This clement had the
upper hand in the Assembly yestcr-
day, and passed to a third reading
m a bill which is a disgrace to its pro
moters, and which will, if it becomes
a law, be a blot on the reputation
which this country has heretofore
enjoyed for freedom and fairness.
"We refer to the bill which compels
all merchants to keep their books in
tho English or Hawaiian language.
h ? The object of the bill is to indirect
ly injure the Chinese to an extent
which the promoters would not dare
attempt openly. The question of
whether any more Chinese shall be
allowed to come here is one fairly
1'r open to debate, and had the Lcgis-
Kk f..aan f ih1ii1iIiiii il.l. tlinilt lllmitllf
; l.kliuu lui muviuii an uivn; t,wiiiiu,
k' they would have done no more than
other countries have thought it
necessary to do. Hut so long as
;, they arc here, they have the same
j.f personal rights that every other
citizen has. I lus attempt to liitor-
fe're with their private business is
totally unjustifiable. I lie statc-
K, ment that the law applies to no man
r" who honestly pays his debts, or who
buys for cash, is no answer if it was
& true, and it is not true. Every one
, knows that no commercial community
K transacts business on a cash basis
ji and that many honest men fail.
Although the bill is directed
against the Chinese, it includes
L every other nationality. The At-
jf torney-Gcneral's proposition that
the Chinese merchants can hire a
f ,white book-keeper lor an hour a
ffc week to post their books is worthy
its source. The disastrous result
fSfof this law can be realized by
" imagining the result of a law com-
k polling all merchants to keep their
accounts in the Chinese language.
J' MM.,. Kill I,. n..:ln.w.ii nt ; mnn.i OI.1..II
4.1m uiii 10 iiiuiivu ui . iui..ii 7iii.ii!
"'spirit, and if passed will be an
-everlasting disgrace to the country.
, DennDT nc cdhpiai nnMMiTTcc nn
U, ncDnnT nc nnaun nr ncwcainnv
The Coinmittce have carefully
5 examined said report and Unit that
& (he appropriation of $10,000 made
at tlie last Session of tho Legisla
ture for the use of this Hoard has
Jybccn expended as follows:
t- salary oi rrcsiucni oi linurii
at S2.y rep montn 9 o,;.uu uu
t.'Drawn liy President of Hoard
imrnoo not stated 01!) 0:2
(-( Salary of Secretary, at SU . . . 8.10 00
rOUUiry Ul JJlMIUJllll, .11. QUll... (UU uu
Paul to .1. JI. Kancnuu 218 00
' W. K. hoalakal 10 00
' O. It.Kalaauk.ane.... 100 00
J. II, IConoi, trans-
liitlnc and copylnj: mu 00
mild to Smith and Hopkins,
translating :iu 00
JjPald for copying & recording 15 1 75
Sl'aid P. C. Advertiser & Klcle
.Poakolu BS.. 10
Shipping and rc-entooinbhig
If .bones of chlcfa found In Kuu 128 88
Stationery ' 'J5 35
E&Your Committee held an inter
view with, the Hoard of Genealogy,
the three members President,
Secretary and Historian being pre
sent. lit was explained that the amount
fpm tho P. Q. Advertiser and Elelc
Poukolu was for publishing certain
?uecs. At the timo these mclcs
were given to the above newspapers
it was supposed they would bo in
serted as matter, and no charges
made therefor, but after the pub
lication the bills were presented and
Your Committee were informed
the price paid by the Hoard for
copying, in many eases was at the
rate of ten cents per line. This is
a very extravagant price, as they
would have no dilllculty in getting
all I heir copying done for fifteen
cents per 100 words, moreover,
with a Secretary employed at 850
per month, it would seem as if all
necessary copying could have been
accomplished by him without any
Your Committee asked for a list
of the books and documents for the
purchase of which the sum of $(1,000
is needed, with the estimated cost of
cacli ; and the Prsidcnt of
the Hoard has prepared for
them a list of 29 Gene
alogical and Historical Hooks and 08
Hooks of Mclcs and Jfciau devotions
with the number of words contained
in each which amount altogether to
780,7n words. In the communica
tion accompanying the list it is pro
posed to pay for these documents at
the rate of 81.00 per 100 words or a
total of $7801). 7f. It is plain from
this thai the present Hoard of Gene
alogy is incompetent to undertake a
business involving the outlay of
public funds, as these documents
can all be- copied at a cost of not
more than 12A cents per 100 words.
Moreover out of the 07 documents,
probably not more than !l or ! arc
worth even the expense of copying.
It is fair however to state that at the
conference, the Hoard expressed a
a purpose to spend a portion of the
amount asked for, in paying the
persons who have the responsibility
of guarding the bones of ancient
Hawaiian Chiefs deposited in various
caves in the Kingdom. Your com
mittee think it highly improper to
make an appropriation for such a
purpose and call it for "the purchase
The Hoard explained to you com
mittee that the icason why the
Genealogy of no one under consider
ation ban been completed, was the
dilllculty of procuring witnesses to
substantiate the claims of applicants,
and in looking over the names of
these applicants your committee do
not Iind a single one whose Genea
logy is of such importance as to
warrant the expenditure of any public
money in attcsing it. It was stated
that it had been customary at times
to call a meeting of the Hoard for
Monday and the desired witnesses
not piescnting themselves the meet
ing was dissolved and called again
for the succeeding Monday, with
often a .similar icsult.
Considerable space in the report
is devoted to the discussion of
theories in regard to ancient Poly
nesian Continents, and yonr com
mittee were shown several maps
furnished by the Survey Department
illustrative of these theories. Your
committee think it perfectly safe to
leave the investigation of such sub
jects to scientific men whoso know
ledge and attainments fit them for
it; and that the dignity of the report
is very much impaired by the intro
duction of crude speculations of that
So also in regard to the ethnolo
gical investigations proposed by the
Board; your committee find, in the
Clasiflcation and Analysis presented
in the report an exceedingly puerile
attempt to handle subjects that have
occupied the attention of many
learned scholars in other countries,
and believe that any further expen
diture for that purpose will be n
wanton waste of public funds.
The main facts presented in tho
Itcporl submitted Your Committee
are, that the money appropriated
by the Legislature of 1882 has been
spent chielly for liberal salaries for
members of the Hoard of Genealogy ;
and the only work accomplished by
said Hoard is the collection of a lot
of manuscript inch's, and books of
ancient Hawaiian tradition and
genealogy, which documents, how
ever, have only been borrowed and
must now bo purchased is order to
be available for any use.
Tho prices which the Hoard pro
pose to pay for purchasing or copy
ing these books is certainly eight
times as much as in necessary to
pay for such work.
Tho Members of the Hoard do not
hesitato to draw the full amount of J
their salaries even when the time
devoted to their work has born only
one day per week.
Therefore Your Committee think
that it will be wasteful extravagance
to place any further sum of money
in the hands of this Board as at
present constituted, and recommend
that no further appropriation bo
made for the Hoard of Genealogy.
As, however, some of the records
spoken of in the report may bo
worth preserving, your committee
recommend tlfe appropriation of I he
sum of two hundred dollars for
copies of the following books to be
placed in the Government Library:
Kamokuiki, O. Malo 2 books;
Kuintilipo (melo) ; to be expended
under the direction of the Minister
This sum is sulllcicnt to provido
for copying the above -1 documents
in case the present owners should
not wisli to part with the originals.
It is also recommended that the
copies of books and mclcs which have
already been made at the expense
of the nation be placed in the Gov
Sa'H'iiiiay, AroTsT 10 Continued.
The question being put," the
motion to refer the bills to a special
committee was lost, and the motion
to insert the section from tho "Wilson
bill was carried.
The next section of tho Isenberg
bill was read, but the sense of the
House having clearly set in against
that measure, it was got out of the
way by a motion of Mr. J. Mott
Smith for its indefinite postpone
ment. Tho Wilson bill being now, b' the
adoption of its first section, the
basis of action, a discussion pro
ceeded upon it for a short time,
when so many Haws were picked in
it that the House passed a motion to
refcr'both bills to a special commit
tee, and the President appointed
Messrs. Bishop, J. Mott Smith,
Minister Neumann, Dole and Howell.
The Act to amend Section 20 of
the Constitution, so as to prevent
Judges sitting in the Legislature, on
coining up for third reading, was
indefinitely postponed, a motion of
Mr. Kaiilukou to that effect being
passed on division. A motion to
reconsider was lost.
An Act to amend Chapter 50,
Civil Code, and amendments there
to, so as to make agents of foreign
houses pay a license fee of $f)00,
passed its third reading. Minister
Neumann sympathized with its ob
ject of protecting local traders,
but thought it was unconstitutional,
and was among the minority against
An Act to amend Section 1137,
Civil Codo, to allow the right of
waiving trial by jury, passed its
In reply to Minister Neumann,
Mr. Dole promised that the Judi
ciary Committee would report up a
bill to make secret societies take out
At 3.50 the House adjourned till
10 o'clock on Monday.
Monday, August 18.
The House met.at 10 a. m.
After prayer by the Chaplain, the
minutes of tho preceding day were
read and adopted.
Mr. Howell presented a petition
from "Waimca, asking thai a hospi
tal be established on each of the
Islands in accordance with recent
legislation. Hcferred to President
of the Board of Health.
Mr. Dole presented the report of
the Judiciary Committee on the bill
to regulate- proceedings in bank
ruptcy. Several amendments to the
old law are submitted in a substi
tute bill, which the Committee re
commend to pass to engrossment.
Itcport adopted, and bill appointed
to be read a third timo on Thursday.
Mr. Hitchcock presented a report
from the Select Committee on the
encouragement of Itainie culture.
The Committee thinks the only thing
wanting encouragement is tho manu
facture of the fibre, and lccommend
that a reward bo offered for the best
machine for manufacturing Hamic
or other similar llbro. They nib-
tnittcd a bill providing for a reward
of ten thousand dollars for the
above purpose, aho, for the pay
ment tp the manufacturer of the
first fifty tons of clean fibre a bonus
equal to its market price. Tho re
port was adopted, and the bill read
a second time by its title and re
ferred to tho Judiciary Committee.
Mr. Kalua presented the majo
rity report of tho Committee upon
the Report of the Board of Genea
logy. (Report is given in full
Mr. Dole moved the adoption of
the repot t, dwelling upon the i illicit
lous nature of tho Board's opera
tions. He said that two of the
chiefs whose bones were claimed to
have been found Lakaand Wakilo
had never set foot on the3e Islands,
but were Samoan and New Zealand
Mr. Kaulukou moved the report
bo laid on the tabic until the mino
rity report was received, which
Mr. Dole moved thai the bill to
regulate tho issuing of patents bo
taken from the table and referred to
the Committee on Commerce, with
instructions to leport by to-morrow
Mr. Dole asked for a suspension
of tho rules to allow him to intro
duce a new bill concerning the use
of steam on street-cars. The request
Mr. Baker moved a icsoltition
that an Act to repeal Chapter 13,
Session Laws of 1878, relating to
tho establishment of gas companies,
bo taken from the table and placed
on the order for to-morrow. Carried.
ORDER Or THE DAY.
All Act to encourage an ocean
telegraph cable was read a third
time. It provides for giving a sub
sidy of $20,000 per annum for not
more than 15 'years to a company
establishing telegraphic communica
tion with San Francisco under con
ditions approved by the Govern
ment. The bill passed.
An Act to amend Section 1280,
Civil Code, as amended by Chapter
2-1, Session Laws of 1S82, making
fees of witnesses and jurors taxable
in bills of costs, was passed.
The House took an hour's recess
An Act to prevent the waste of
artesian water was read a third time
Also, an Act to prohibit the at
taching of posters to buildings with
out the permission of the owners.
An Act to amend certain sections
of the Tax Law of 1882 was consid
ered section by section.
Section 1, to amend Section 38,
provides for assessors attending at
convenient places in their respective
districts with their tax lists .between
the 1st and 10th of September, be
tween 'the hours of 9 and 4 o'clock,
to receive appeals from their assess
ments. Mr. Kaulukou moved its indefinite
Mr. G. Brown moved tho section
pass, with a verbal amendment.
Mr. W. O. Smith said in view of
the large amounts paid as commis
sions, it was worth while to have the
assessors) attend well to their duties.
While tho new provision might be
hard upon assessors who undertook
districts witli which they were unac
quainted, that was their own lookout.
Mr. Brown's motion carried.
Section 2, to aim;nd Section '15,
provided that tho District Judges
and Police Magistrates of each
Island, with two disinterested persons
not in the employ of the Government,
form a Court of Appeal, for disputed
Mr. G. Brown moved to strike out
the section, which carried.
Section 3, referring to the above
Court of Appeal, was also struck
Section 4, to amend Section 58,
provided Tor collection of taxes by
distrainment, and, in tho case of
ratepayers with no personal property
visible, to have the delinquent im
prisoned at hard labor until ho makes
satisfaction at tho rate of twcnty-llvo
cents a day.
On motion of Mr. AJiolo Sec
tion passed as No. 2.
Section 5, to amend Section 07,
docs away with the exemption of
soldiers, and only exempts the King
and diplomatic agents of foreign
countries and their attaches. It
exempts from personal taxes clergy
men, tcacners for more man six
Mr. Kaulukou moved the inde
finite postponement of the section,
and Mr. Kalua. its passage.
Mr. Kaulukou's motion carried.
Section 0, bringing the Act into
force from date of approval, passed
as Section 3, the title was slightly
amended and tho third leading ap
pointed for Wednesday.
An Act for the better protection
of creditors in cases of insolvency
was taken up. Tho first section
provides that every merchant and
tradesman shall keep correct ac
counts in cither the Hawaiian or
the English language; the second
that debtors failing to meet the re
quirements of the first section shall
be debarred from discharge in insol
vency, and the third that the entry
of fraudulent accounts shall bo cause
for fine or imprisonment or both.
Mr. W. O. Smith moved the in
definite postponement of the first
section and of the bill.
Minister Neumann said the Act
did not comprehend small hucksters
or peddlers having no settled place
of business. It affected no man
who pays his debts or buys mer
chandize for cash, and there was no
oppression in it or anything to be
feared by any honest man. There
was no need to disguise the intention
of the measure, for there were noto
rious cases in view, some of which
lie related, where people were de
prived of their property and their
rights through tho keeping of books
in the Chinese language, which
could not be understood by the
Courts except through the agency of
a Chinese interpreter. The measure
was in accordance with the laws of
Mr. Dole said lie had been in
favor and even contemplated the
framing of such a measure, but
upon mature thought he believed it
would be impracticable.
Mr. AV. O. Smith, asked if there
was any such law as that proposed
Minister Neumann said there was
not. The largo Chinese houses had
convinced the Legislature, by argu
ments that ho need not mention, that
such a law was wholly unnecessary.
Minister Neumann, while not
denying that there was a little hard
ship in the measure, yet one hour a
week would sulllco to post the books
of the merchants aimed at. The
section was passed.
Minister Neumann moved to
amend the second section by sub
stituting the word "bankruptcy"
Mr. G. Brown moved to amend
the section by substituting for the
penalty of not receiving a discharge,
that the bankrupt should be deprived
of his trader's license. He held that
as it stood tho section only repeated
a provision of the bankruptcy Act
Mr. Dole deemed the proposed
penalty next thing to depriving tho
bankrupt of his liberty.
Minister Gulick pointed out that,
trader's licenses being oi)ly granted
for a year, the deprivation would end
with that period.
Mr. AY. O. Smith advocated going
slow in this matter, as tho law would
be a great hardship, especially out
side of Honolulu. He moved tho
indefinite postponement of tlie sec
tion. Tho section passed with the amend
ment proposed by the Attorney
General. The third and fourth sections
Upon tho title being read a discus
sion was carried on between Minister
Neumann and Mr. Cecil Brown, tho
latter holding that the title and even
tho whole bill were unconstitutional.
Minister Neumann moved the title
be amended to correspond with tho
amendment made in Section 2.
Mr. C. Brown moved the indefinite
postponement of tho title, which was
lost on tho following division:
Ayes lions. Bishop, Kaac, Ka
noa, J. II. S. Martin. C. Brown,
Kalua, Kancalil, A O. Smith, Ka
makcle, Kauwila, Naliinu, Pilipo, G.
Brown, Dole, Rowcll 15.
Noes Their Exs. Gibson, Gulick
and Neumann, lions. Dominis, J.
Mott Smith, Cloghorn, Biish,'Kcaii,
AVnlker, Macfarlanc, Kaulukou, V.
Brown, Lilikalani, Baker, Katilia,
Gardner, Nawnhi, Hitchcock, Kau
hane, Kaunainnno, Paloliaii, Kupi
hca, Nakalcka 23.
Minister Neumann's amendment
passed, nud the bill as amended
passed and was ordered ,lo be read a
third time ou Wednesday.
An Act relating to the National
Loan, providing that the money ob
tained under the Loan Act of 1882
shall not be used except to pay
appiopriations of the session of
1881, was passed to engrossment,
and ordered to be read a third timo
An Act to provido for tho more
effectual suppression of lotteries
and games of chance was passed with
an amendment striking out of the
fourth section tlie minimum fine of
fifty dollars, and the bill was order
ed to be read a third time on. Thurs
day. An Act to regulate tho payment'
of laboicrs under contract, which
forbids the deduction of more pay
from such a laborer than is repre
sented by timo actually lost by him,
Mr. Kaulukou moved to insert a
new section, making an employer
liable to a fine of not more than
fifty dollars for an infringement of
tho above provision, but withdrew
Ills motion upon Messrs. Dole and
Nnwahi poking fun at its absurdity ;
the latter moving to amend the pro
posed section by providing that the
penalty should bo tho forfeiture of
the employer's plantation to the
Minister Neumann opposed tlie
bill, and moved that the bill be laid
upon the tabic till its author (Mr.
Aholo) was present.
The motion was lost, and the bill
passed with a verbal amendment to
the title, and its third reading ap
pointed for Thursday.
Mr. Kaulukou moved that all bills
on the table be placed on the order
of the day ; carried.
An Act for the prevention of
cruclt' to animals was read a third
Mr. Nakalcka moved the inde
finite postponement of what ho call
ed this "foolish law," which pre
vented tlie killing of cockroaches,
centipedes, mosquitoes or cats that
might worry chickens in his yard.
The bill passed.
At 4.55 the House adjourned till
10 o'clock to-morrow.
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JOJIX A. PAMER
"Will attend to the collection of
bills, rents, &c. Keep accounts,
draw legal docrnncnte. Lease and
pell property. Rent rooms, ,nud
transact general business. He will
aUo attend to orders and commis
sions of every sort from the other
Islands. Pationugo solicited.
No. 09 Hotel Street, Honolulu.
Telephone, 298. P. O. Uo.x, !)97.
rpiIE ANNUAL MKKTING of the
X Stockholders of tho PAIA PLAN
TATION will ho held at tho offlco of
tho Cpmpany, at Pala, Maul, at 10
o'clock a.m. on Thursday, Augiibt 21st,
18S4, for tho election of onieern and
other important business. Stockholders
who can not he present aro requested to
supply pi oxies. AV. It. UA6TLH,
79.' 2t Scctctmy of Pala Plantation.
A YOUNG Mairied Couple, German
or English must uudtund cook,
lug, good pluco and good wages.
Apply to J. K, AVISEMAN,
29 Merchant St. Gen. lluslness Ag't.