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TUESDAY, SE1TEMUEK 2, 188-1.
THIS EVENINC'S DOINCS.
Hand, Emma Square, 7:!)0.
Excelsior Lodge, I.O.O.E., 7T30.
Hawaiian class Y. M. C. A. 7:30.
Bible Class at Lyceum at 7 :30.
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A REVIEWER REVIEWED.
Over two columns of the Adver
tiser arc occupied with a criticism of
the course of the Opposition during
the late session. The major portion
consists of railings at alleged dis
organization, internecine rivalries
I and bungling of chances on the part
F of the Opposition. Only the review
' . of the work of the Finance Com-
mittce, however, calls for a few
'. observations. Much verbiage of a
ponderous sort is expended in try
!' ing to make a charge that the Fi
'" nance Committee, while compelled
to admit that the larger affairs of
,' Government were satisfactorily ad
r ministered, unduly magnified "er
rors, omissions and inaccuracies."
- It can be easily shown that the statc-
incut is altogether erroneous that the
committee found nothing wrong with
what the Advertiser calls the "larger,
more important affairs" of the King-
'. clom. What can be thought of the
I intelligence, however, or, if intclli
i gent, the honesty of the writer who
affects to despise the importance of
T small expenditures in n country like
' this, where the national Government
' has to manage all the petty affairs
that in other countries arc adminis
tercd 1)3 municipal councils, rural
'- school trustees, unpaid justices of
I the pence, and like local functionaries?
Let us examine a few of the Com
mittee's findings to see how far they
bear out the construction that the
administration of important state
affairs has beijn in the main all that
could be desired. In the very llrst
paragraph of the Finance Commit
tee's report this statement appears :
"The investigations have entailed
unusual care and labor b3' reason of
.the confusion of accounts and dis
crepancies in some instances, and of
pa3'incnts for some objects having
been made from different appropria
tions, and from the inaii3' improper
disbursements which have demanded
the most rigorous scrutiny." Happy
the people who arc content to have
their public affairs administered so
as to produce "confusion of ac
counts," "discrepancies," "many
improper disbursements," and the
Under the Attorney-General's de
partment, several pages of the report
are required to give only samples of
not onby illegitimate but illegal ex
' penditurcs, including large sums for
legal services that the Minister is
paid his salary in part for perform
ing. On page eight the Committee point
out n discrepancy of over 827,000
between the statement of expendi
ture by the Hoard of Education and
the fact. That is only one of the
trilling "inaccuracies" mentioned by
the Advertiser, we suppose.
Under the head of "Loan Act of
1882," the Committee show how a
safeguard of that measure to protect
the state was "studiously ignored"
by the Ministers, who increased the
public debt upward of 8800,000,
without regard to the objects for
which alone they wpio authorized to
borrow money. Hut of count' the
piling up of national debt to it-place
delleienciea, 'produced -,v iccl-lw
expeudiluics, in the general funds,
and that directly contrary to law, is
not a matter of the "larger, more
important" affairs of Government.
A page or two or the icporlls
devoted to an exposure of illegal
authorizations of the Cabinet Coun
cil for the expenditure of sums rang
ing from $85,000 down, and the
Committee sn3 they "cannot come
to any other conclusion Hum that the
Minister and Auditor-General were
acting in collusion for the expendi
ture of public moneys in violation of
the constitution and laws of this
Kingdom." A rather odd style of
admitting that the "larger, more im
portant affairs" had been well con
ducted by the Ministry!
The Committee show how the
Minuter of Finance, by disregarding
two statutes of the realm the Coin
age Act of 1880 and the Loan Act
of 1882, caused the country to be
drained of gold and flooded with
cheap silver to the great detriment
of the commercial interests.
The deliverance of the Committee
upon the finances of the Interior
Department opens with tho statement
that they "spent much time in inves
tigating this Department, and were
cons'idorabb delayed ly the unsatis
factory condition of the books."
As the Interior Department has the
disbursement of a much 'larger
amount of money than any other,
the above preface to a revelation of
its affairs is a vciy peculiar fotm of
admission "that the larger, more
important affairs that had engaged
the attention of the Administration
had been carticd on in a systematic,
successful manner," as the Adver
tiser puts it. In about a hundred
particulais the Committee proceed
to show gross mismanagement, some
times clearby in the interest of favo
rites, in the details of this Depart
ment's administration. One of the
"omissions" discovered whether it
is one of the insignificant ones re
ferred to by our contemporary wc do
not know consists of the collection
of over 8200,000 and the disbursc
mentof 8172,000, without the forma
Ht3 of book-keeping. These large
transactions were reported b3' Mr.
.1. O. Carter, the accountant em
ployed b3' the Committee, to have
been elfected without the warrant
of the Appropriation Act and in
direct opposition to the terms of the
Audit Act. One of the errors dis
covered in the same business that
of immigration consisted in leaving
out of the accounts fl!) souls from
the "Hankow's" passenger lists.
From the foregoing it will bo seen
that the statement of the Advertiser,
to the effect that in only small mat
ters did the Finance Committee dis
cover anything wrong, must have
been designed to mislead. It is
only necessary to add that the sensi
tiveness of that paper to the exposure,
of little misappropriations, which it
calls muck, is accountable for by
the fact that the Committee show
that paper to have benefited largely
1)3' the muck in the shape of large
pnyments for .subscription, advertis
ing and printing at. gorgeously fancy
THE SEPTEMBER MONTHLY.
The JIaicaiian Monthly for Sep
tember is out, with interesting con
tents. Its opening article is Capt.
C. E. Dutton's report on Hawaiian
volcanoes, occupying a full third of
the magazine. The conclusion of a
learned discussion as to the secret
of the volcano is that when the
agency which ' 'progressively develops
the potential energy or clastic force"
is discovered, "we shall discover tho
secret of the volcano." No doubt.
" Cyril the Snlpician," by Mr.
Neslicld, takes leave of the reader in
tliis number. "Night on the l'rairic"
is an anonymous poetical contribu
tion well conceived and finished.
"The Importance of l'urc Water" is
discussed, with practical illustra
tions, in view of a possible visit of
the cholera. It is shown that in
cholera years in Glasgow, Scotland,
the number of deaths in years when
the water supply was impure was
fifty times as great as in the year
18CG, after n pure water supply had
been obtained from Loch Katrine.
The article concludes with tho
earnest hopo " thot our authorities
arc fully informed with reference to
such matters as we have mentioned,
mid alive to their impottauce nud
practical beating upon iiueslioin of
public health." Small M. U'yiuau'H
" Madeline" continue from chapters
vl. to ix. inclusive. The Rev. C. M.
Hyde contributes "Sortie. Random
Notes on the Hawaiian Language,"
which are at oncu entertaining and
calculated to be of good service to
students of the native tongue. This
is followed by n happ3' sonnet on
"Good-Night," the burden of which
is in the line, "Say not good-by;
say but good-night." It is nnoiy
molts, and if these poetical gems are
home productions, it is a pity their
authors arc so modest. " Editorial
Comment" has to do with tho im
portance of having a pure and wise
administration of Hie wide and im
portant functions and powers of the
Hoard of Health; the encourage
ment of ramie production, the editor
advising that other fibre plants should
be tested ; and an apprcciatory notice
of the opening of the new building
of the Library and Reading Room
Association. The remainder of the
magazine is taken up with the usual
miscellaneous department, fashions,
puzzles, etc. Honolulu and the
whole Kingdom should bo proud in
having a literary periodical of so
much and varied merit.
THE PLANTERS' MONTHLY.
The Planters' Monthly for Sep
tember is full of matter of impor
tance to the substantial interests of
this country. A large space is
given to the question of extracting
the juice of sugar cane 1)3' diffusion
instead of crushing. Mr. II. Kruger,
of Hanalei, gives a description of
diffusion apparatus made in Germany
which could be set up in tiiis country
at loss than half the cost of a set of
rollers and engine of corresponding
capacity. Extracts from foreign
journals arc given which show that
diffusion is being largely discussed
and tested in Java and Louisiana.
An article by Mr. A. Jaeger, super
intendent of the Government nurs
eries, on "Neglected Industries," is
after our own heart, and the writer
of it imu; count us ns an active ally
in the promotion of the objects he
so abb advocates. He gives a list
of over Mly valuable trees and plants
of commerce, which ho assures the
public can be grown here with suc
cess, and says truly that, "if for the
time being wc could only produce
sufficient for home consumption,
there would be that much gain to the
Mr. Jaeger suggests that planters
should add to their large labor list a
practical gardener, to instruct the
that those people would be willing
pupils in the cultivation of useful
plants about their houses, and that,
besides creating in the laborers a
strong bond of attachment to the
estates, the improvement effected
upon the latter would add greatly to
their value. This is a matter that
the planters will doubtless take into
serious consideration. "A Planter"
takes a blue survey of the sugar
lookout, and talks despairing of
anything to take the place of sugar
culture if it cannot be profitably
pursued.. In announcing the annual
meeting of tho Planters' Labor and
Supply Company, to take place on
October 20th, the editor of the
Monthly, among a list of important
topics for discussion, mentions, "Tho
dangers which threaten the chief
industries and property holders of
the country, from the reckless tend
ency of the Government."
Satumuy, Aire: ust 30.
The House met at 10 a. m.
The minutes were corrected so as
to show the fact that the compli
mentary resolution to the President
was adopted unanimously.
Governor Domiuis announced that
His Majesty had approved the fol
An Act to regulate proceedings in
An Act to indemnify the Minister
of Finance for certain expenditures.
An Act to regulntc the practice in
suits for the recovery of personal
An Act to facilitate the acquiring
and settlement of homesteads.
An Act to amend Sec. 11!17, Civil
An Act to amend the liquor license
An Act to establish u Postal Sav
An Act to amend Sec. 1260, Civil
Code, relating to cosl in jury trials.
An Act to provide for a Deputy
Clerk and Second Deputy Clerk of
the Supreme Court.
An Acl to regulate the payment
of laborers serving under contractu.
An Act to fix the compensation of
pilots in the port of Honolulu.
An Act to regulate the remission
of tuition fees in the public schools.
An Act, to amend the Civil Code
relating to marriage.
An Act to promote the construc
tion and operation of steam railways
on the Inland of Oahu.
An Act to regulate the issuing of
An Act granting to Win. It.
Austin and associates the right to
construct and operate i-nllwa3's on
certain streets of Honolulu.
An Act to encourage tho produc
tion of ramie hi these Islands suit
able for market.
His Majesty had withheld his sig
nature from the following Acts :
An Act to amend the laws relating
to commissioners ol" private wa3s
and water rights.
An Act to amend Sees. .18 and .08,
Session Laws of 1882, relating to
assessment of taxes.
An Act to suppress lotteries,
raffles and other games of chance.
An Act amending the Civil Code
in relation to traders' licenses.
' An Act to amend the Penal Code
relating to female passports.
An Act to prohibit the roaming at
night of children on the streets of
An Act to repeal Sec. (!, Session
Laws of 1807), relating to the inter
island passenger tralllc.
An Act to provide for the appoint
ment of a Hoard of Prison Inspec
tors. An Act to abolish tint Intermediate
Court of the Island of Oahu.
The Secretary nuuouneod that an
engrossed copy of the resolution
passed 3cslcrda3 was realty for pre
sentation to tltc President, where
upon the members stood up as the
President received the document.
President Rhodes said: Gentle
men Nobles and Representatives
I again tender to you 1113' most
heartfelt thanks for your kindness to
me during the past session. I thank
you for your kindness and forbear
ance toward me. I accept this as
an expression of your good will, and
shall keep it as a record of your good
will. I wish you all success and
At a quarter to eleven the House
took a recess till a quarter to twelve.
At twelve o'clock the Legislature
was prorogued by His Majesty, as
Cuvespomlence i solicited on the top.
ic? .f iho day, or what may become so.
We u-servo the right to t-xel-e puielv
Wo do not hold ourselves responsible
for the opinions expressed by our cor.
LETTER FROM REMENYI.
Ennon Ui;i.m:tix: Dear Sir,
Having arrived about four weeks
ago a stranger on this enchanted
island worthy to be called, with
its balmy climate and luxuriant
tropical vegetation, a paradise -l
am now not only acclimatized, but
if possible, even more enchanted
about its main; beauties, and also
delighted with its future possibili
ties than on 1113' arrival.
Myself and my artist associates
surely feel not 01113 sorry to have to
leave soon this island, but at the
same time most grateful for the
many kind attentions and broad
hospitalities received from all parts
and from all classes.
I therefore take the liberty in my
name and on behalf of Miss Hattie
R. Downing, Isador Luckstone and
Rudolph Hinimer, to tender publicly
my deepest thanks for all tho kind
ness and attentions so lavishly be
stowed on us.
Hut words are only words, ond I
hopo a fact will speak better for
itself I therefore have decided,
before leaving this lovely Honolulu,
with its charming aloha mil, so full
in its meaning, to give a last and
sixth concert next Friday, the 5th
of September, for the benefit of the
Strangeri,' Friend Society.
"Chnvito bien ordonnee commence
par soi memo," says the good old
French adage, and I thus want this
adage to be understood, that the
whole receipts of this concert will
be given for the benefit of that
worthy asoclalioii, headed by such
excellent ladies a Mrs. Hishop and
Mrs. Dr. McGron.
The expenses to be deducted will
be m trilling that the entire receipts
will remain almost intact o much
This last concert will be a small
proof and 11 hearty acknowledg
ment for the good Honoluluan aloha
One word more. Foresight is a
good thing therefore, should the
llonoluliians try to forget me very
soon, I won't give them a chance.
I leave a souvenir with them 13
composing a martial march, and 1113"
good friend, Mr. II. Hergcr, and his
Itcyal Hawaiian Hand will sometimes
remind the inhabitants that I have
been here 1)3" playing its strains.
Prosperity to the Hawaiians of
This is all I have to saj excuse,
one thing I almost forgot and I won't
here it comes aloha.
Honolulu, September 1st.
(from Our Own Coucpoiulcnt.)
The severe drought which has so
long reigned in tho inlands districts
of Australia has been effectually
broken up and the cattle runs may
again become . great sources of
wealth, hi the northern districts of
this eoloii3', very valuable artesian
wells are still being sunk. Our
rivers, too, are again navigable,
after the most important branch of
the Murra3' being very low for 18
As I predicted in 1113" last commu
nication, the Rroy Ministr3' has had
to give place to a new administra
tion with John Colton as premier.
It will be remembered that the
Hra3" Government took the initiative
towards holding a grand Jubilee
Exhibition, and announced to the
world that this great show would be
held in 18S7, costing the country
about 200,000. (81,000,000), but
our Legislature, with more 0001101113
than good taste, has just decided
not to incur the expense.
The subject of Taxation will
shortly engage the attention of both
Houses of Parliament and it is ex
pected tiiat a great struggle will'
ensue ; the expenditure is exceeding
the fiscal income b3 about 10 thou
sand dollars per annum, and this
taste of things must continuo if the
great public works' polic3 is to be
carried on without additional revenue.
While the colonists general are
willing to be taxed to meet the
deficicnc3, tnc wealthier portion who
are represented in the Upper House,
seem very anxious to have a pro
gressive policy carried out, but are
quite as anxious that somebody else
should find the money. O. H.
Adelaide, Aug. Otlt.
For the last two months grave
doubts have existed in the minds of
some of the Ilamakua folks, whether
or not the assessor would come round
this year, but at last all doubts on
that head have been dispelled, as he
has notified his constituents this
week-, that his deputy, I. W . Wai
puilani, will bo in Honokaa on the
20th hist, to assess this district. It
appears that the Hon. member lias
not got through picking that Govern
ment bono yet. This is adding in
sult to injury to appoint such a
scallawag to this position, a man who
oiyns no property and has about as
much idea of the value of property
as a cow has of playing a fiddle. Hut
then nothing is too barefaced for the
present Ministry and their satellites.
The question is just how long the
public is going to put up with it.
Honokaa, August 29th, 1881.
LATE F0REICN NEWS.
. Affairs in the Soudan arc still un
certain. The German Consul-Gcn-cral
at Cairo has been summoned to
Vnrzin to confer with Prince
Risinnrek upon the Egyptian situa
tion. Letters sent 13 telegraph
from Dongola have been received
from General Gordon, dated Khar
toum, July 20. General Gordon
states that Khartoum was tranquil
at that date, and that he should
continue to harass the enoiny until
relief arrived. A London despatch
of August 18th says three thousand
soldiers have deserted from the ranks
of Osinan Digna, one of the False
Prophet's leading Gcneral9.
Several agrarian crimes of a
serious nature have been committed
in Ireland recently.
War between China and France
threatened to begin at any moment
at latest advices. The London Tiiuvs
on the 17th said China had declared
war on the previous Friday, but 011
the 18th the French Legislature was
discussing the probabilities of war
with China. In consequence of a
threatened outbreak of hostilities,
the Canton harbor has been block
aded with torpedoes. It has trans
pired that the note recently addressed
to the Powers by the Chinese Govern
ment, protested strongly against the
action of France, and invoked the
mediation of the Powers with a view
to bring about a peaceful solution
of the difficulty.
Tin: Jloss Advocate, a valued ex
change from New .Zealand, came
duly to hand by Sunday's mail,
addressed, "Daily Bui.i.i:tin, Hono
lulu, America." For the information
of our New Zealand conlcmporaiy
we would state that not only is
Honolulu not in America, but is fully
two thousand miles distant from it
rather a long day's walk !
Somk little sensation has been
created in West End London circles
during the past fortnight by a novel
method of collecting subscriptions
adopted b3 a clergyman. This
enterprising cleric goes about accom--panied
b3 a liveried servant, who
1)1.138 a street organ, while his master
holds .1 silver salvor for the receipt
of alms. I understand that he has
collected between three and four
hundred pounds in this wa3. If this
statement is correct we ma3 expect
to see tho idea veiy gcneralby adopt
ed. iV. Z. Herald.
Two Young; Men
D15SUIES SITUATIONS. Can do
rough work of any kind. Apply
to .1. E. Wiseman, General Hushics-i
Agent, 23 Mercbant st 80 fit
Dr. J. M. Whitney
ILL UEAUSENT from town from
Sept. 1st to Sept. 2'Jlli. 8(M Iw"
Premises to Let.
rpiIE HOUSE and premises known as
JL the "Lemon Homestead, atJIa
klkl. Possession given lmuicdlatclv.
Apply to F. A. SCHAEKEK fc Co
Notice to Consignees.
The Am. bark " CEYLON,',
Unrston, master, from Itoni;-
bnnn. ! .,... ,.,.! 1...
r-i.i'u, in lit... 1 bun . 11. 111,1
- rtlini-.rn linr nurirn n.i.l nrn
sijinees are requesled to present their
hills of lading, pay freight, and take
orders for their goods.
C. HUKWEK & Co.,
600 lw Agents bk Ceylon.
Dissolution of Co-Pnrtnor-ship.
rpiIE Co-partnership heretofore exist
JL big between G. Engiing &. Charles
Smith, doing business In this city under
the llrm naino of Engllng & Smith, is
hereby mutually dissolved.
The business will he continued by CJ.
Smith, who nisuinos all liabilities, and
will collect all outstanding accounts.
Honolulu, Aug. 27, 1884. 802 lw
MU- P. A. DIAS having made an
assignment of Ins propeity to Mr.
J. HYMAN for the henelit of his ei edi
tors, all parties having any claims
against said Dins are requested to pie.
sent them to the undersigned at tho olllcu
of Ilyman Brothers, within thirty davs
from this. date.
, J. HYMAN.
Honolulu, August 2Cth, 1881. 781 1m
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