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THIS EVENING'S DOINCS.
Oalm Lodge, No. 1 K. of P. 7:.t().
Hetliel Prayer Meeting, at 7:30.
Fort St. Church, Prayer Meeting
St. Andrew's Cathedral, usual
Will in future be edited by Cant. II.
W. Mist. This gentleman is an ex
cellent' writer and under his rule we
may, feel sure that the Hawaiian will
maintain the standard it has won for
itself. Wc welcome Cap't. Mist to
his Editorial Chair.
THE IMMIGRATION APPROPRIATION.
Owing to the fullness of our Legis
lature Report and the account of the
Independent Reception, wc have not
had room to reply to the Organs
misstatements concerning the above
EL It. W. Afnnfni'l.mn iq nrnAtlnA ie!li
& . : -.--....
( uaving by some marvel of pahament-s-
ary strategy, outvt itlcd the Opposi-
tion by voting himself, and thus
blinding the Opposition who all
- followed like sheep on the opposite
K side, which was the side wich the
K wily George really wanted. It was
B- uniloubtctlly a master stroke, but
'wherein, nobody has j'ct found out.
Mr. Macfarlanc wished the rcstrie-
.. tion in favor of Japanese removed, so
y that tho whole appropiiation would
be for "Immigration" merely. The
original wording was "Encourage
ment of Immigration (to be limited to
)r Japanese unless such immigration
I'.shall prove impracticable) amounts
L-'rcceivcd from Employers to be rc-
C. turned into the Treasury, 800,000."
As amended it rends: "En-
Encouragement of Immigration (to be
limited to Japanese unless such im
migration shall prove impracticable
hhen for such other immigration as
lamay bo practicable) amounts re-
Sfcivcd from Employers to be re
journed into the Treasury, $300,000.
5' "Wherein the different consists wc
sdo not sec ; but if Mr. Macfarlanc
8js satisfied, we are glad of it, for
fihen everybody is satisfied.
As to failing to rcpoilMr. Macfar-
lanc's speech the Bulletin makes
lit a point to present the fullest re
sport of Legislative proceedings mak
ing no distinction as to party. Our
(reporter was absent from the House
fat the time Mr. M. spoke. Reporters
Ktisual in such cases, a fellow reporter
goffered the use of his notes. The
ff.'r. happened to be on the Organ's
Staff, and owing to tho Organ being
late on the following morning, after
tho Nuuanu firo, our reporter did
not got that item before going into
tho Legislature, and consequently it
THE ARMY AND NAVY BILL
RVVhich was killed in the House yes-
Itcrday, was one of the choicest bits
of, literature that ever graced paper.
yjyic r.ngush is modeled after tho
Genealogical Report, and makes a
jumble of nonsense. Various ex
planations were offered as to the
origin of tho bill. Mr. Dole said the
author of it could never have accom
plished his task unless he was either
drunk or crazy. Another theory was
that;tho words had been placed in a
hatnnd drawn out one at a time nnd
nlnccd on the bill in the order of
runnying. Our dovil, who has been
studying the thing this morning,
suggests that it must have been con
cocted by tho author of the famous
'No gatling gun" manifesto, and
that it had been built in tho Palace
Powder Magazine. The .sacrillgious
imp was forth with slaughtered and
offered up as a burnt offering. Althoug
the bill is dead, its author still lives,
although it is not probable that ho
will do so much longer, if the mana
ger of tho Jfaicaiiun can ascertain
his identity. It was printed at that
olllce, and the strain on the collec
tive brain of the concern was such
that its editor went off on a tangent,
and is now writing on tho Organ
Staff. The foreman walks aimlessly
about the office muttering to himself
"Whereas the males arc largely in
excess of the females, in accordance
with Art. 20 of the Constitution, the
Generalissimo shall be appropriated
for the provision thereof of such
forces $135,000, and proclaim such
rules and regulation for the internal
external and eternal economy, or
otherwise of the forces in time of
peace, or otherwise the Regu
lation of the Army and Navy."
Three of the best printers, have
become gibbering maniacs, and al
together the job has' well nigh demor
alized our esteemed contemporary j
and the next man who comes to that
olllce with an army and navy bill
will' be shot so full of typo
that he can make a printing cylinder
of himself and print his own bill.
The bill is too long to print, but a
synopsis of it is worth reading.
The Preamble reads: "Whereas
in view of the large increase of
foreign population in the country,
the proportion of mules being
largely in- excess of females, and,
Whereas, for the purpose of more
complete organization in any case
requiring recourse to arms, and to
maintain and provide for a sulllcient
force for the internal security and
good order of the Kingdom, and
being also in pursuance of Art. 2G of
the Constitution. Therefore," etc.
There is to be a Department of
War and Navy, with the Minister of
Foreign Affairs at its head, whose
solc-dutv is to "account for all
monies disbursed by the Depart
ments, and to accept arid approve
all drafts upon the Treasury."
The King is to have supreme
command of all forces, which arc
not to exceed 300 men, under the
title of "Generalissimo," with a
commander in chief under him. The
public is to pay "the sum of $135,000
to provide for the establishment and
provision thereof of such forces,
which shall terminate nt the end of
the biennial period."
Section 5 reads, "The Chief of
the Staff, by approval of His Majesty
the King, shall from time to time
issue and proclaim such rules and
regulation for the internal economy
of the forces in time of peace or
otherwise, the Regulation . of the
Army and Navy."
(This was the section which found
ered the Editor of the Hawaiian.)
The Governors arc to be Major
Gencrals.'cach with a stnff, in addi
tion to a Lieutcnant-Gcneral with a
staff at head quarters.
The Governors "shall recommend
nominations of the Vommender in
Chief fov appointment by the King,
their military staffs respectively, and
all officers necessary to the opera
tions in prospect;" and have power
to declare martial law in their res
pective islands. What operations are
in prospect, and what martial law
consists of, docs not appear.
Sections 8 and 1) .deserve to bo
framed in gilt. They arc as follows :
Section 8 "All Volunteer Corps
and all other armed forces by land
or sea, shall first rcccivo its sanction
of organization by the appro
val of His Majesty the King in Cabi
net Council, which duty it is for tho
Secretary of War and Nayy to com
municate the same to tho Commander
in Chief, and who shall designate
tho number and precedence of such
corps in accordance- to the date of
Section 0 "All enlistments shall
be signed by tho person so enlisting,
and certified by the signature of tho
enlisting officer, wilncsscth by ono
or more officers of the corps in which
ho is enlisted. All certificates of en
listments in the Regular nnd Volun
teer forces of tho Kingdom when
applied to the Police or District
Judges for arrest and capture- of
deserters or for any offence com
mitted by him during his enlistment
against tho regulation of tho Army
or Navy, the Civil authorities shall
assist in such arrest and convey him
to the Military authorities to deal
with his case, in accordance with the
Regulations of the Army or Navy."
(This is the section that broke up
the llawaiiun compositors.)
It provides a further sum of $10,
000 to pay pensions of SCO a year to
soldiers who have been in the army
10 years, and $100 to those who
have been enlisted for 20 years. Al
though tho bill purports to be con
cern the Army and Navy, not one
word is said concerning -1110 Navy.
This is probably owing to the excess
of males over females.
For many years there have been
a few residents here who have
desired the annexation of these
Islands to the United States. Their
reasons have been various; some
believing that under that great
Government the permanent interests
of the Islands would be best secured ;
others that more money could thus,
be made, and some have always
been impressed with the instability
and insecurity of the Hawaiian Gov
ernment. Rut the majority of intelli
gent foreigners, and especially those
born here of foreign parents, have
contended for the independence of
the Government. They have believed
it to be far more for the interests of
the native race that they should
maintain an independent Govern
ment and a distinctive national
existence. But the logic of events
and the manifest tendency of tho
Government is such that all thinking
men arc compelled to contemplate
the possibilities of the future. The
men who are doing the most to pro
duce results which will overthrow
this Government arc those who have
the car of the King ; and he, led on
by infatuation, is pursuing a course
which is fraught with danger. The
prosperity of the past few years has
led many to believe that warnings
and prognostications of danger are
idle tales ; the imaginations of bilious
and morbid people whose predictions
are not worthy .of notice. It is well
known that the United States Gov
ernment docs not desire the annexa
tion of these Islands ; the accession
of foreign territory is contrary to its
policy ; but it is certain that that Gov
ernment will not permit its interests
here to be sacrificed, nor permit any
other foreign Government to control
here. When these Islands cease to
be self governing the United State3
Government will take possession.
This, Mr. Gibson well-knows. lie
also knows that such a result would
best serve his property interests.
The removal of ten per cent duty on
wool would make him wealthy. So
long as he can exercise power he is
willing to wait, especially if that
erercisc is furthering the chances of
annexation. Mr. Sprockets also fully
appreciates the significance of an
nexation and the benefits which
would accrue to him.
Monday, August 25. Continued.
Minister Gibson "No, they arc
not ordered by the Department."
Mr. W. O. Smith understood tho
Minister to have said so (and our
reporter's notes agreed with him).
Minister Gibson said he and his
colleague were not going to take up
the time of the House in arguing
this matter. The other night he said
llie&o bills had not been ordered by
any Department, but were for neces
sary work on the Palace. Different
headings might have been put over
some of them. "Reception of
guests," he knew nothing about.
(The Minister wont over tho list just
submitted, pointing out that jt was
composed of mechanics and mer
chants' bills for repairing .and
renovating the Palace. It was
a public bill, and tho Ministers were
now trying to sec if they could be
paid, as-a mutter of justice.
Mr. W. O. Smith called for tho
ruling of the chair.
Tho President ruled that the ap
propriations for every Department
had been gone through, and motions
to reconsider thorn rejected, there
fore they could not now be consider
ed except by unanimous consent of
the Assembly, or at least by a sus
pension of the rules by the usual
Mr. Kalua supported tho ruling of
the chair and suggested that the
House go on with the lemaiiider of
the Appropriation Bill.
Mr. Kaulukou moved that tho
rules bo suspended, and that this
item bo inserted iu the Appropriation
Bill-on condition that.thc bills pass
the Finance Committee.
Mr. W. O. Smith remarked that
cither the Ministers knew their res
ponsibility for these bills nnd wilfully
kept them back, or some one outside
of the Government was making ex
penditures, in the belief that this
House would pay them. In cither
caso this was the time to stop such
The motion was lost 12 voting
for it and 17 against.
The House adjourned at 5:10.
Tuesday, Auoust 26.-
Tho House met at 10 a. m.
After prayer by the Chaplain, the
minutes of the preceding day were
read and adopted.
Mr. Dole presented the rcpqrt of
the Judiciary Committee on the bill
to restrict the sale of opium, and to
prohibit its smoking, recommending
that it be laid upon the table.
Mr. Dole said it being late In the
session lie wished to call for the
report of the Minister of Foreign
Affairs on the expenses of coinage,
which he promised to make.
Minister Gibson had not any re
port with him. He was led to the
conclusion that the report was not
expected, but as it had been called
for he would bring it down to-morrow
morning. As to tho profits of
the agent of the Government, he
could not answer, as he did not
know. As to what was paid to the
agent of the Government ho could
answer verbally that nothing was
promised or paid. As an. answer
was asked for in writing, however,
lie would give it. t
Mr. Kalua moved a resolution that
the piinting of the Sessional Reports
be put up to tender immediately
after the close of the session.
Mr. Kaulukou moved the resolu
tion be laid upon the table.
Mr. Smith suppoited the resolu
tion, commenting upon excessive
rates that had heretofore been paid
Minister Gulick said arrangements
had been made for printing the
Reports, a large part of them being
already punted, and he thought, he
could promise them within two weeks
after tho close of the session. In
answer to Mr. Smith, he said the
rate was charged on the basis of last
Reports, but he forget tho anionnt at
Mr. Kaulukou's motion passed.
An Actto regulate pilotage charges
in tho port of Honolulu was read a
third time and passed. It provides
that mail steamers of 1,000 tons and
upward shall pay $50 in and the
same out; all steamers under 1,000
tons register, 5 cents per ton, and
same out ; transit steamers S75 in
nnd out ; vessels of war $2 per foot
draught; sailing vessels, under 200
tons, $1.50 per foot draught; sailing
vessels, 200 tons and upwards, 5
cents per ton, in and out; anchoring
vessels, outhidc, $20; and if coming
into port afterwards, reduced to
$10; detaining pilot all night, $10;
a longer time, $12 a day of 21 hours.
An Act to indemnify the Minister
of Finance for certain expenditures
was read a second time.
Mr. C. Rrown moved it be con
sidered item by item.
Mr. Kaulukou moved it pass to
engrossment. He regarded it as a
waste of lime to discuss it iu detail.
Mr. Dole did not wonder they
wanted to pass this bill, without in
vestigation. It was not true that
they understood theso items tho
Ministeis did not understand them
themselves. If thoso bills were in
curred in good faith there could be,
no fear on tho part of any ono to
submit them to the House. The
session ran till Saturday and they
could not occupy tho time. Here
were items on tho ono subject of
waterworks scaitmcd all through the
bill, and what that was for could not
be ascertained without discussing
the bill in detail. As to the items
for tho new palace, ho for one would
like to ask a few questions. Some
items were entered as appropriations
by Cabinet Council, and some ap
peared to bo private accounts, Btich
as that for indemnity to Judge Ka
pena. If they passed that bill with
out investigation it .would bo ono of
the marks of infamy characterizing
Mr. W. O. Smith thought it was
not right to pass the bill as n whole,
especially when it involved the tin
pieccdcnlcdly large amount of $171,
000. It was impossible to think of
passing that sum without invcstlga
tion, or to think that the Ministers
wanted It so to pass. Whatever was
expended apart from the Appropria
tion BUI was illegal, and he asked
what a business man would think if
a person he left) in charge of his
affairs went beyond instructions in
laying out money. In this case a
reason should be shown for each
Item, and to pass any item without
reason shown they would be recreant
The President, in reply to an ap
peal from Mr. C. Brown, ruled that
the Ministers except tho Minister of
Finance could vole upon the ques
tion, as though politically responsi
ble for the acts of their colleague
they were not personally responsible.
Mr. Widcmann, referring to ex
penditures in the bill by Cabinet
Council, said there was no such
thing allowed by the laws of this
country. It was true that indemnity
bills had been familiar to the king
dom, but never before had there
been one amounting to $171,000.
lie declared that the amount under
"Government buildings and hospi
tals" had never been all expended,
whatever had become of the money.
Ho appealed urgently to the House
of Representatives if they valued
liberty to insist upon a through
investigation of the bill. Tho item
referred to, for one, was absolutely
illegal, notwithstanding he had heard
a gentleman stake his legal reputa
tion upon the contrary. He would
stake his on its not being so.
Minister Neumann claimed that
some of the principal items had been
authorized by the Loan Act of 1882,
and need not be there except that
he had advised the Minister to place
them there. His conclusion was
that all tho items were perfectly
explainable, the only ones of which
he was ignorant being those for
indemnity of Judges Kapcna and
Mr. Dole said the question was
whether the bill should be considered
item by item, and as the Attorney
General had admitted that ho was
ignorant of two items he himself was
entitled to have those two explained.
The only legal expenditure was that
authorized by the Appropriation
Bill. Never before had this country
been asked to shoulder such an
Indemnity Bill. Ho was sorry the
Attorney-General had not the
courage of his convictions, in
recommending that expenditures he
knew were legal should be put in
the Bill. It was no wonder the
Attorney-General, coming so
recently intosuch a wilderness
of accounts, got muddled. They
had this opinion from His Excellency
when discussing the Finance Com
mittee's report, and he evidently
does not understand the Government
Loan Bill yet.
Tho motion to discuss the bill item
by item was lost, and the motion to
pas9 tho bill to engrossment passed,
upon tho following division :
Ayes Gibson, Gulick, Neumann,
Bush, Kaae, Kanoa, Walker, Kcau,
Macfarlanc, Kaulukou, Lilikalani,
Baker, Amara, Asa Kaulia, Aholo,
Kamakcle, Gardner, Nahinu, Kau
namano, Palohau, Kupihea ,and
Noes Bishop, Dominis, Wilder,
Isenberg, Dowsett, J. Mott Smith,
Widcmann, Martin, Kalua, Dole,
C. Brown, Richardson, Kancalil,
W. O. Smith, Nawahi, Kauwila,
Pilipo, G. Brown, Rowell and Kau
An Act to repeal the Act of 1878,
to provide for tho lighting of tho
city of Honolulu, passed its second
reading and was ordered to bo read
a third time to-morrow.
The liquor law amending Act was
reported back from tho Revising
Committee, but had to bo returned
for tho correction of fresh errors.
An Act to regulate the practice in
suits for tho recovery of personal
property was being read a third time,
section by section, and. the first six
were passed, when tho introducer,
Mr. W. O. Smith moved that the
remaining sections be rofcrrcd to a
committee of two, which carried, and
Minister Neumann nnd Mr. Smith
wens appointed as such committee.
An Act to orgamzo tho military
forces of the Kingdom was read a
Mr. W. O. Smith objected to tho
fifth section on grammatical grounds,
saying it was simply ridiculous as Jt
Mr. Kaulukou moved to have tho
bill considered section by section,
Mr. Dole moved that the'llrst sec
tion and the whole bill be indefinitely
postponed. He did not know how it
was with the Hawaiian version, but
tho English wns nn incomprehensible
jumble. Tire ninth section provided
for the arrest of a certificate n piece
or paper. (Mr. Smith "He's
wrong : it's the police judge who is
to be arrested.) The honorable
member says I am wrong. (Mr.
Smith "I was wrong: it's the en
listing officer.") Here are three in
terpretations of this section within
Mr. W. O Smith commented upon
the appropriation of $135,000 con
templated by the bill, after the Ap
propriation Bill had been gone
Minister Neumann admitted cer
tain incongruities in the bill, but said
it had not been so written, and asked
where the bill was printed. Although
ho favored tho motion, he deprecated
the attempt to make fun of the bill.
His objection to it was that it was
not timely, and he seconded the mo
tion to indefinitely postpone it?
The motion to indefinitely post
pone was carried by the casting vote
of the President, nnd reconsidera
tion was lost on a similar division.
At 3:80 thcllouso adjourned till
10 o'clock to-morrow.
Wednesday, August 27.
The House met at 10 A. m.
OltDEll OK THE DAY.
Consideration of an Act to regulate
the Police Department of the King
dom was taken up, together with
majority and minority reports of
a Select Committee of thirteen.
The majority among otjier things
recommended that more responsi
bility should be placed upon the
marshals, and that the police should
be graded according to, merit. They
were against the proposed scheme
to establish a Bureau of Police, as
being too complicated, and criticized
the appointment of many Deputy
Sheriffs who were unfit for the posi
tion in various ways. Instead of the
Mounted Police they would have
some officers provido their own
horses where such were desirable,
and bo given an increase of pay to
meet that expenses.
A portion of the majority's recom
mendations has been adopted in
legislation since the report was
The minority of the committee
considered that police matters were
in a satisfactory state, but recom
mended that the police outside of
Honolulu should be organized in
three grades as to position and pay.
Mr. Kaulukou moved the bill be
referred to a Select Committee with
instructions to report to-morrow
Mr. W. O. Smith moved the bill
be now read a second time, section
Mr. Kalua favored reference to a
committee, as its recommendations
wore of an important nature.
Tho motion to refer carried, and
the following were appointed as the
committee : Messrs. Kaulukou, Kau
namano, Kalua, Kanoa and Godfrey
An Act to regulate the issuance
of patents was read a third time
Minister Neumann reported back
an Act relating to suits for tho re
covery of property, submitted yes
terday to himself nnd Mr. Smith as
a Select Committee. They recom
mended certain amendments noted
on the bill. Tho bill passed as
amended, and was ordered to be
read a third time to-morrow.
Mr. Rowell moved that the bill to
provido .for tho inspection of steam
boilers be, taken from the tablo and
referred to special committee that
had it before for revision. Carried.
Tho third reading of tho Appro
priation Bill was completed with
totals and preamble. Tho following
is a recapiculation of tho totals:
GlvIlLIst $ 127,031 30
Permanent Settlements.... 22,100 00
Legislature & V. Council.. t0,:)00 00
Judiciary Department. . . ,, U0,0.19 00
Foielgn Affairs 215,031 30
Interior Department 1,S18,G53 00
Flnanco Department 743,887 18
Attorney-General's Dep't. 282,720 00
Hoard of Education 101,720 00
Hoard of Health..'. 201,500 00