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And lli'-ir meats in
NEW YORK, BOSTON, HONG KONQ.
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Tho Coimncicinl Hnuk Co., of .Sydney.
Tho Coinmcrrl.il Until. Co., of SytJiit-y,
Tho finnk oC Nov" "inland: Amlclmiil,
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Tho Dnnk of llrltlxli Columbia, Vic
tnrin, B. 0., and l'-irllnml, Or.
Transact a General Hanking HuMties?.
Pledged to neither 8cct nor Tarty.
Bat establltbed far tho benefit of all,
WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 1880.
NOTES AI1D QUERIES.
A few weeks ago the JJuify I'rena
charged the Hawaiian Ministry with
being embezzlers. To-day that paper
talks tlippantly of a certain contem
porary as having adopted more de
cent diction in consonance with the
login of facts (that everlasting
"logic!" give us a little para
phrase for a change). 0 Consis
tency, thou art a Kalakaun dollar 1
The bill pending in the Legislature
to prevent the driving of cattle on
the public road at Moanalua, near
Honolulu, lias for its object the
abolition of a recognized and dan
gerous nuisance. Yet the measure
will undoubtedly prove a serious
private hardship unless an addition
al provision be inserted, to allow of
cattle being driven at certain hours
say between l) o'clock at night
The pursers of some of the Island
Steamers arc of opinion that they
should be compensated for the de
livery of mails. On routes where
ports arc numerous, it is said to re
quire two or more hours of the pur
sers' time to assort letters and papers,
and have them in readiness for their
respective destinations. This work
is usually done immediately after
leaving Honolulu, and neither the
pursers nor their employers arc paid
There is ground for the suspicion
that Chinese leaving here with
passports have been in the habit of
transferring them to their friends in
China, to enable them to come to
the country. The majority of those
who came by the Zcalandia were un
able to speak a sentence of English
or Hawaiian. A lesidenl Chinaman
on being asked in reference to the
new-comers if they had been here
before, replied thai they had all had
brothers, or cousins, or friends in
the country, and that was all the
Hon. L. A. Thurston is entitled
to tie grateful regard of the legis
lative reporters for his motion passed
yesterday, that the representatives
of the press be furnished with copies
of all bills and reports presented to
the house. Yet it i3 only fair to
mention the fact that tho President
had already granted a request for
the same favor, preferred by the re
porter tor thi9 paper on behalf of
himself and eonfreers, and by his
(the President's) orders the press
men were being supplied witii
printed bills at tho moment the mo
tion above referred to was passing.
Tup absurd measure, fathered by
, Mr. Aholo, ordinarily one of the
wisest men in tho Legislature, to
make tho Hawaiian version the bind
ing one of the Penal Code, passed
second reading yesterday by the
narrow majority of two. Tho Pre
mier voted against it, as his col
leagues, the Minister of Interior and
Attorney-General, would doubtless
have done if they had been present.
This is one of those cases where it
is necessary that the Ministry should
make a stand for tho honor and
dignity of the country, even to the
extent of staking their positions
against retrogressive measures. The
laws of this country are based upon
and modelled after the jurisprudence
of the great English-speaking na
tions. Therefore, the standard ver
sion has in the case of the Civil
Code, since 185!), and of the Penal
Code, since 1SG-1 been the English,
and it is preposterous to change it
now without a bciutilla of reason
either in justice or convenience A
very strong reason against any such
change is, the fact that it is im-
possible to express accurately in the
Hawaiian language the sense of
Mlt. Thurston yesterday oppo.sed in
stead of supporting tho propocctl
M-'hango of Court fioni Laiiaina to
Wailuku. His resolution that pashed
to buy Hawaiian publications was for
$100 and not .11,000 as jeportcd hero.
WHICII IS THE SABBATH DAY7
Euitoii lltuiTix: It would
occupy too much space in jour
paper to lcmove Mr. "Sunday's"
doubts on the above question, there
fore he, (and all others, wishing to
learn the truth) may obtain gratuit
ously a small tract on this subject
by calling any day at thcolllco of
the International Tract and Mission
ary Society, No. 181) Nuuanu street,
above the first bridge.
Laiiaina, May 11, 188G.
Messrs. Allen & Hoiuxsox,
Dear Sirs: In reply to your
favor of last week I beg to state
that we tested lately both the Hawa
iian and the Califot nia Lime in our
Sugar Mill and I am decidedly of
tin1 opinion that the Hawaiian Lime
stands higher in every lespcetfor
tho reason that it is much stronger,
thus causing a considerable saving.
It furthermore does not coat our
pipesgand ilruinfso much as tiie Cali
fornia Lime and should therefore be
used in every Sugar Mill. I remain,
dear sirs, yours lespectfully,
The Hawaiian Lime lias to be
slacked in hot juice in order to use it
Editor lln.i.irriv : Puzzle not
solved, and "True Sabbath" has
not thrown any light upon it. Evi
dently the light is not in him. Next.
"Next" has just stepped in and
know all about it; has been round
the world several times, says lie
has dropped in on our good friends
the English missionaries on the
islands to tho .outh of us; found
they held Saturday for Sunday.
The3 came by the Cape oftiood
Hope. He then came north to
these islands; found our missionaries
held their Sunday on the first day
of the week. They came by Cape
Horn. So it is a matter of longi
tude. Had all these missionaries
been seventh day people and came
as they did, of course they would
have had two different days, and all
light, too. Well, t lie upshot of it
is, wo only need to start from the
right point and travel in the right
direction, timing the day of starting
pioperly, and we will arrive here on
Sunday, and it will bo Saturday
with us, and the true Sabbath.
"Next" has cleared it all up. Very
much obliged, and the Uui.t.rriN is
a "Great Paper." Ma- its shadow
Tt ksday, May 11th.
The Assembly resumed at 1 :!!()
p. ji., when the discussion of the
bill to transfer the Circuit Court
fioni Laiiaina to Wailuku was con
tinued. Hops. Castle, Kaai, Paehaolc,
Aholo and Itichardson spoke at
Hep. Dole did not wish to speak
on the merits of the question, but
opposed having it referred to either
Judiciary or a select committee.
A vote was taken on the amend
ment to indefinitely postpone, which
Minister Guliek, from the Print
ing Committee, presented tho house
with printed copies of half dozen
Hep. Dole moved that the Minis
ter of Finance be requested to fur
nish the Assembly with the report
of the Collector-General of Customs.
The possession of this report would
assist them in discussing the Appro
priation Hill and matters of revenue.
Hop. Kcau moved that S2,fi00 bo
appropriated for making a road
called the second road in Manoa,
the same being on the east and the
west sides of the valley. On motion
of Hep. Aholo, the resolution was
laid on the table to be considered
with the Appropriation IJill.
Hep. Palohau read the first time
an act to amend sec. oo, chap. '1.'),
laws of 1882. It requires tax col
lector to 111c a bond with ten sure
ties, witii the Minister of Finance.
Hep. Kaulia read the first time an
net to amend, sec. 3, chap. 4-1, laws
of 1881, relating to-parents sending
children to English schools.
Hep. Thurston moved that repre
sentatives of the press he supplied
witii copies of pi inted bills and re
poits presented to the house. Car
ried, Hep. Aholo gave notice of an act
to amend sees, .10 and 55
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ORIIKlt OP tiii; DAY.
Hep. Aholo moved the order of
the day. Carried.
An act to amend sec. 105.1, Civil
Code, was taken up.
Hep. Castle moved the bill pass
Hep. Dole did not think it was
necessary to refer this bill to tho
Judiciary Committee. It was an
amendment to our statute of frauds,
to bring it into conformity witii the
practice of all countries using the
Tho motion carried, and the bill
was ordered to be read a third time
Act to amend sec. 1, chap. 90,
Penal Code. The amendment is to
substitute tho word "Hawaiian" for
"English" in the lust clause of tlio
section, which now reads, "When
ever there shall be found to exist
any radical and irreconcilable differ
ence between the English and Ha
waiian version of any of the laws of
the kingdom, which haw been, or
may hereafter be enacted, the Eng
lish version shall be held binding."
Hep. Aholo moved the bill pass to
engrossment. Carried, 10 to M.
Tho same member moved the bill
be read a third time on Thuisdny.
Hep. Castle moved in amendment
it be lead a thitd time Jan. 1, 1887.
The amendment was lost and the
Act to amend sees. 1 and U, chap.
2U, laws of 1874, authorizing the
granting of licenses to owners of
sugar mills to distill spirituous
Hep. Aholo moved the bill be
postponed to be considered with
other bills on the same subject.
Act to piovido for the issuance of
Hep. Castle reminded the house
that this bill was in the hands of a
select committee, that had not yet
reported. Consequently the bill was
passed over by the house.
Act to amend sees. 18 and L'.'l,
chap. !!, laws of 1882, relating to
the regulation of the ale of spirit
uous liquors. The amendment recites
that tho sale of liquor shall bo regu
lated as to lime, manner and place,
it pi ovules as a penalty for a first
offence of unlawful liquor selling, a
tine not exceeding 850 ; for a second
a line not exceeding S200 ; for a
tliiid, forfeiture of license, with a
line not exceeding S500, or imprison
ment not exceeding six months
or line and imprisonment both. In
case of desti notion of premises for
which license is granted, the.Ministcr
of Interior is authorized to renew tho
license for other premises. No per
son other than the one licensed, or
persons employed by him for the pur
pose, may sell liquor on licensed
premises under a penalty not exceed
ing S200 for the Hist offense; nor
Si 000 for the second, or imprison
ment not to exceed one .year, or
bolli line and imprisonment.
Hep. Kaunamano moved the bill
pass to engrossment.
Hep. Dole moved to refer the bill
to a special committee. So far as
lie could remember sec. IS was an
extension of the privileges to the
tralllc in places outside of Hono
lulu. At present the dealer in
those places could not sell except
by the glass to bo drunk on the
premises. This amendment repeals
that .section entirely, and if there
was any value in limiting the sale of
liquor the country loses that value
altogether. The law restricts the
selling, as to minors, drunkards, or
off the premises. Sec. 1!) diminishes
the penalty to violators. At pre
sent the law may be too hard not
less thau a lino of SI 00. This
amendment allows a , violator to lie
punished by a tine of five cents. It
would reduce the penalty to a mere
nominal llgure. For a second
offense, under the old statute, a
man may bo imprisoned for not less
than three months. This law, which
is very good too good to law
breakers, allows a man to bo pun
ished for a second offense by one
hour, or even a quarter of an hour's
imprisonment. At present the pri
vilege of selling liquor exists that
point was not under discussion just
now but existing it was the more
important that cheeks should be pro
vided against abuses. If it was
right for them to grant this privilege
they should so limit it, as the sale
of giant powder is limited, that its
injurious character might be re
duced to the minimum. He saw no
reason, after observing the effects
of granting licenses on the islands,
for removing restrictions. There
are n number of statutes which refer
to the sale or use of liquor, and to
the distillation thereof, and he be
lieved it would be better for those
laws to be considered in connection
with each other. He was opposed
to the hasty passage of this law,
which takes tho backbone right out
of our restrictive measures.
The amendment carried, and the
President appointed the following
select committee on the bill: Heps.
Dole, Aholo, Kauhane, Hichardson
and Minister Neumann.
At !5:2o, on motion of Noble
Cleghorn, tho house adjourned till
10 o'clock to-morrow morning.
Wi:dni:sday, May 12th.
Tho Legislative Assembly met at
10 o'clock, Hon. J. S. Walker, Pre
sident, in the chair. Prayer was
offered by Rev. J. Waiamau, Chap
lain. Mr. E. A. Pierce, Secretary,
read tho minutes of last meeting,
which were adopted.
Hop. Kcau presented a petition
from Honolulu, praying for an ap
propriation of 1,200 for laying
water pipes along School street,
from Lililia to Nuuanu stieet. Re
ferred to Committee on Public Lands
and Internal Improvements.
Hep. Palohau presented a petition
from Ilanalci, asking that a scow or
ferry bo established at Lumahai.
Referred to same committee as last.
Rep. Drown presented n report
from tho Judiciary Committee,
signed by all except tho chairman,
Rep'. Kaulukou, who was absent,
recommending certain amendments
to tho Attorney-General's bill relat
ing to escheats.
Rep. Castle moved tho report be
laid on the tablo and considered
with tho bill. Carried.
Hep. Cnstlo asked for further
time for tiie special committee on
the copyright bill, which was
Hep. Kcau moved that an item of
$1,200 lie inserted in the Appro
priation Hill for the purpose men
tioned in tho petition lie had just
presented. Reierred to Conunitteo
on Public Lands and Internal Im
provements. Rep. Kaulia moved that 82,000
be appropriated for repairing the
whaif at Waimanalo. On motion of
N'oble Cleghorn, laid on table for
consideiation witii Appropriation
Rep. (Dr.) Wight gave notice of
nn act to repeal the law of 1884 re
lating to the appointment of Road
Rep. Kaulia, by permission, read
a first time an act to amend sec. I),
chap. 41, laws of 1881, relative to
tuition fees in Government Kuglish
schools. It allows the parents of
two, iritread of tlnce children, to
send them free to such schools.
Rep. Dickey, by permission, read
a llrst time an act to prevent dis
astrous conthigrations. It enjoins a
space of six feel of ground to be
left between a wooden building and
the boundary of the lot ou which it
stands, and in case of buildings
higher than 18 feet the above margin
to be increased in the proportion of
two feet space to one foot additional
Hep. Richardson moved a suspen
sion of the rules for a second read
ing of the bill by title and reference
to the special committee ou the Min
ister oi Interior's bill relating to
Honolulu lire limits. Carried.
Rep. Brown moved the bill be so
Minister Guliek, from the Pi bit
ing Committee, under a suspension
of the rules, presented the house
with printed copies of several bills.
Rep. Raker moved that the Min
ister of Interior bo requested to
state to the house whether '.. K.
Meyers, clerk of tho Water Work,
has taken the oath of allegiance.
Rep. Nahiuu read a llrst time two
acts to amend tho liquor license law
of 1882. The amendments make
the retail license fee $1,.00, witii a
bond of S2,000 with two sureties,
and the wholesale fee S1,(J00 with a
bond in Sl,500.
Minister Neumann read a fust
time an act to provide for inquests
of tires. Also, gave notice of an act
to amend sec. 817 Civil Code, relat
ing to the .Associate Justices of the
Supreme Court. Also, of an act for
the protection of game.
Rep. Kauhane gave notice of an
act authorizing the Minister of In
terior to appoint Road Commission
ers throughout the kingdom.
Hep. Palohau gave notice of an
act to amend section 870, Civil
Code, as amended by an act of 18G8,
relating to election districts.
oiiui:n of tiii; day.
Hep. Hichardson moved the order
of the divy, which carried.
On the second reading of the
Appiopriatiou Rill, Hep. Castle
moved a suspension of the rules to
have the bill read by its title. Car
ried. The same member moved the
house go into committee of the whole
to consider the bill item by item.
Noble S. G. Wilder was called to
the chair and the committee pro
ceeded to consider the bill.
On item, "His Majesty's Privy
Purse and Royal State, 850,000,
Rep. Dole moved that the item be
made $40,000. In support of his
motion he called attention to the re
quest from His Ala jest' at the last
session that they should economize
and begin at His Majesty's salary.
In the absence of any intimation to
the contrary in His Majesty's speech
from the throne we have no reason
to believe that he has changed his
mind. I notice changes in the items
that largely increase the expenses of
the Government. We have also
been informed in the speech from
the throne that there are to bo ex
traordinary calls made, on the
strength of the public credit, for
public improvements. Tho lire
which has ravaged part of the city
within the last few weeks will neces
sitate large expenditures by tho
Government. The recommenda
tions of various committees on fire
matters will require a large amount
of money to carry out, as at present
the Water Works are entiicly in
adequate. The Appropriation Bill
as it stands foots up $2,830,800. 02,
and when all these othor appropri
ations come in it will amount to a
million more. This amount of two
million and odd is within the esti
mates of revenue mado by the Alin
isters for the next two years. I be
lieve them to have been carelessly
made without proper study. This
is not mere guess, but 1 tun inform
ed on good authority that the
estimate of tho Collector-General
of revenue wns raised $200,000 to
make it large enough to meet tho
estimated appropriations. Repre
sentatives in this Assembly have
often mado the attempt to procure
a statement of tho revenue from
crown lands, but have always failed.
Wo ought to bo supplied with these
facts in ordor that wo might voto
His Majesty's expenses intelligently.
Rents have gone up and tho revenuo
from the crown lands must have
largely increased. And wo may,
from these premises, and from tho
statement of Ills Majesty to the
former session, loyally and icason
ably mako a reduction in his salary,
as well as in tho salaries of all public
ollloinls. In asking for reductions
of salaries, however, I desire -to net
without causing inconvenience or
liaidsnip to anyone.
The item was untried as in the
On the second item, "Her
Majesty the queen, 81(5,000,"
Rep. Dole moved to amend to
SI 2,000. Ho said: I do not see
why Her Majesty should be paid
more than the highest olllcial in the
kingdom. The Chancellor stands
next to the King in tank and dignity,
and it is unreasonable that she
bhould receive any more than he.
The item passed as in the bill.
On the next item, "II. R. II. the
Heir Presumptive, SIC, 000,
Rep. Dicker moved to amend to
Tiie item passed as in the bill.
On the item, "II. R. 11. Princess
Rep. Castle moved to strike tho
item out, saying: " It is exceeding
ly ungracious to have to make a mo
tion like tills. I suppose those items
arc placed in the bill because they
were there before, and the Ministry
preferred to ask the country whether
it is willing to grant them. 1 sup
ported the other proposals for re
duction because I thought, they were
just ami proper and right. 1 am
aware of the fact that in England
allowances are made not only for
Her Majesty the Queen but for
other members of the royal family,
but I do not think this country is
justified in providing for all the
members of its royal family for
these two allowances following here.
It is the duty of the members here,
partieulaily of the elective side, to
sec that the public money is voted
properly. I know there are mem
bers on the Government side who
are going to propose reductions in
some items. I challenge any mem
ber of this bruise herealter who shall
propose reductions in salaries that
are not too huge now, to show why
these items should not be reduced.
1 shall be prepared myself to move
for the insertion of some further
ilems, and standing as I do, on be
half of tho people of Wailuku and to
some extent of the whole country, I
move to strike out the two items,
for Princess Likclikc and Princess
The item pawtl as in the bill.
Hep. Castle renewed his motion
with icgard to II. R. II. Princess
The item passed as in the bill.
On the item, "His Majesty's
Chamberlain and Secrete)', 87,000,"
Rep. Dickey moved to amend to
S2,000, and Rep. Nalialo to amend
to S 4, 000.
The item passed as in the bill.
On tho item, "Household Expenses
Rep. Castle wanted to know
whether the item wns recommended
by the Chamberlain or the Ministers,
and the information not being forth
coming he moved to defer the item
till it should be. Lost.
Rep. Castle said he would ask the
introducer of the bill whether the
item included the support of tho largo
number of hangers-on at the palace.
Minister Gibson said: The honor
able member for Wailuku directs
attention to the ministerial side, but
I do not know if it is necessary to
make reply to observations heard on
the street. I may say that tho
knowledge for these disbursements
does not come through the Minis
ters. The money is drawn and dis
bursed by His Majesty's Chamber
lain by His Majesty's direction as
needed. Now, I should regard it
as entirely proper to inquire into
these items of His Majesty's ex
penses. The' Finance Committee,
in the cxeicise of its duties, will do
so fully, no doubt. This Assembly
has thought proper to build 'a noble
palace, which is a pride to tho na
tion. That noble building has to he
provided for at a greater expense
than the old one. Though not fami
liar with tho items of expenditure
yet I know that there are a great
number of servants and that the pay
roll of the palace amounts to about
$9,000 a year. I think an average of
over 40 entertainments are given by
His Majesty at tho palnco every
year, in the form of breakfasts,
dinners, balls, etc. I trust that the
item will pass.
Rep. Dole agreed with the Minis
ter of Foreign Affairs that this item
was rendcied necessary by the in
crease of the place, adding : I am
bine we would ho delighted to pass
it if wo weie sure it was spent in
that direction. His Majesty's salary
is lus own money and wo have no
right to inquire into its spending,
but this item is in the nature of a
public fund and we have a right to
inquire into its expenditure. Eight
or nine thousand dollars a year
would pay about thirty servants at
$250. I have never seen a large
squad of servants about ; tho build
ing seems to take care of itself. I
think it is a reasonable request
that wo should know how this
money is to be spent. It is
certainly not for the public dignity
of His Majesty or tho country
to have the money frittered
away in that direction. Tho public
have found fault very often with the
way in which the grounds of the
palace arc kept. There are no pri
vate grounds of any gentleman In
Honolulu more shamefully neglected
than the palace grounds. The palace
grounds liuvo an artesian well, yet
there aro always green spots and
white spots on the lawn. That
shows a want of sulllcient force on
tho ground. One hundred dollars
would buy five lawn mowers which
Continued on page ,)
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Jersey Waists froia $2! to $85
Jersey 'cio in a11 Shades5
Ladies' Untrimmed lg' the latest Styles;
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Feathers, Plumes, Flowers, Ornaments, JUcex, if "gs.
variety; also, Stravjf Trli
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