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SATURDAY. OCT. 30. 18SG.
The Advertiser's first leader yes
terday opens with a sort of mild
sneer at the Bru.ivux's remarks of
the previous day relative to recent
Ky Authority" notices. Miat is
somewhat curious about our contem
porary's article is that the first lines
raise expectations of a vigorous
attack upon the Bru.ivnx for its
presumption in daring to review a
"By Authority" notice, but the in
terested reader has no sooner entered
upon, as he supposes, a piece of
fighting literature, than he is doomed
to disannointment. The Advertiser
diops immediately into the line of
our argument, and not only endorses
our mild strictures upon the uncon
stitutional practices of the Govern
ment, but carries the argument a
step further a step which we would
have taken, but hesitated, owing to
the far reaching and tremendous
issues involved, and says: "If the
law can be dispensed with in respect
of the appointment of Marshal, it
can also be dispensed with in the
matter of laws which the olllce of
Marshal has been created to enforce. ' '
There is nothing to amend in the
sentence just quoted except to strike
out the word "if." The situation
is then perfectly clear. Had this
plain statement been uttered in the
columns of the Buu.rriN-, it might
have been open to the objection
that it emanated from an "Opposi
tion" source. But appearing in the
editorial columns of the paper
through which acts of tho legislature
are promulgated, it is very signifi
cant. It becomes practically a semi
official intimation that the acts pub
lished from time to time, "may" be
rendered null and void, at the cap
rice of the Executive. That the
statement, as amended, is an axiom
atic truth, no one can question. The
same power that overrides the laws
regulating the appointment of pub
lic officers may next be invoked to
override the laws relating to the
titles to property. Open violations
of the constitution having been al
ready proclaimed more than once
through our contemporary's columns,
it becomes an interesting question
to capitalists having millions of
dollars invested in sugar planting
and other enterprises on the various
Islands, how far their interests arc
ically secured in the constitution
and laws of the Kingdom. If an
article of the constitution can be
made null and void by tfie stroke of
a Minister's pen and the piomulga-
tion of a "By Authority" notice, it
must follow as a perfectly legimate
and reasonable conclusion that the
proprietary rights of planters and
property holders arc worth less than
the paper they are written on, ex
cept in so far as the King's Minis
ters may see fit to recognize their
That these are no imaginary possi
bilities was fully proven during tho
last session of the Legislative As
sembly, in which it was boldly an
nounced by the FirstMinister of the
'Grown that "the King was tho larger
part of this Legislatuie." It was
pointed out in the Bui.i.rnx, at the
time, that the Minister's words were
more than true to the letter. It may
lie added that the words quoted are
mathematically truo, as well, inas
much as two-thirds of the members
are tho King's stipendiaries. This
being the case, tho majority of tho
people are practically without repre
sentation in the Legislature, and the
rights supposed to be served through
their representatives, may be set
asido with as little ceremony as were
the rights of tlie voters in the Koua
and Kaanapali election cases. Tho
Tights of property holders rest on
the same foundation as the right to
Ijc represented in the enactment of
laws and the imposition of taxes
tho Constitution of tho Kingdom.
Hut acts were passed at tho last
session for which tho smallest frag
ment of reason has yet to be pre
sented. Of the most useful of all
tho measures over which many weary
days were spent, somo arc now on
tho vetoed list. The Legislature of
1886 was to all intents and purposes
a power wielded by authority, in
stead of n body exercising authority.
The close of the session left among
tax payers and people tin nil but
unanimous opinion that during tho
last two or three mouths of its ex
istence, their rights and interests
wcie made to play second fiddle to
the demands of tlu stage manager,
the member for llilo and his con
freres, the King's Ministers. This
is a sentiment which finds freo ex
pression at o cry street corner vul
in every constituency, and it i a
sentiment boding very serious conse
quences to the stability of tlie
Government and the independence
of the Kingdom.
Tax-payers seeinjr in Ore VppVo
priation Bill, a proscribed .powli
tuie of nearly $280 per3ie,id tor tlie
next biennial period, have oome to
the conclusion that if "tho Kins? is
the larger part of the Legislature"
the sooner it is brought about that
the people shall be the larger part
of that body, the better. The Ka
hunas act, the Loan Act, the Army
and "Navy Act. and the Kconomy
Farce are universally recognized and
understood as the doings of the
Legislature of which "the King was
the larger part." . No one is verdant
enough to think for a moment that
the acts named could have survived
a first reading in any independent
lcpresentative body on this planet.
As to the Army and Navy Bill, the
House was assured, on its second
leading that no further apporpriation
of money was contemplated in the pas
sage of the bill, that it was a per
fectly, harmless measure providing
for the better organization of the
forces ahcadv cxistins. But, as the
event pi oved, the Minister's inten
tions and opinions were in in advance
of hi outers. Once the bill passed,
an appropriation of 820,000 quickly
followed for the carrying out of its
provisions. The true intent and
meaning of this Army and Navy
Act is not fully understood, as yet.
It is really the only piece of states
manship which the Legislature "of
which the King was the larger part"
have to record. But to give the
servile stipendiaries of the crown
credit for any statesmanship in the
matter would be absurd. The states
manship of the occasion was uncon
scious on their part. Theic is no
occasion to add to their demerits by
accusing them of knowing what
they weic doing, or of the pre
suming to enquire into tuc ulti
mate objects of the bill. "When,
however, the violations of the con
stitution and laws w Inch have become
so conspicuous of late, advance to
the stage of being further intolerable
to the tax payers and people of the
Kingdom, the Army and Navy bill
of 1880 will be better understood
Again, the Economy Farce, in
which the Legislature received and
accepted the King's message to
practise economy, and thereupon
prepared a revised appropriation
bill commensurate with the revenue
and requirements of the nation, and
for the carrying out of which, every
independent member of the House
waged many a hard fought battle,
but in which the independents were
outvoted by the King's stipendi
aries who eventually complied with
the Koyal instructions by doubling
the "Economy" appropriations
this was a Faice possible only in a
Legislature of which "the King was
tho larger part."
That the record of the Legislative
Assembly of 188(1 was worse than
predicted for it, or that it was any
better, can scaiceh bo asserted. It
fulfilled, to a largo extent, its mis
sion. The record was no worse,
because the stage manager in tho
worst nets, the mighty Kaulukou,
had nothing further on his hands ex
cept the Marino and Military school
bill, in which it was proposed to
convert the Jicformntory School into
a sceno of torn-foolery for tho better
delectation of the principal; but
the bill having fallen into the hands
of a committee who did not feel
called upon to remember where they
had left it, the Assembly missed tho
opportunity of registering a piece
of Legislative bunkum by way of
valedictory. How far the expressed
opinions and tho votes of tho King's
stipendiaries in tho Legislature may
bo cicdited to themselves, will never
probably bo known, and is a ques
tion of little consequence, but it is
certain that tho passugo of some of
the measures whici were not vetoed,
was merely a matter of form. It Is
JlxyhW mMmafW sa, MJUAimw4kXBW9iimsB39cszaJXKa
matter of history that the veto was
most liberally exercised towards
those measures, in the line of pro
gressive and enlightened civilization,
introduced and advocated by inde
pendent nicnibeis. This was, of
course, calculated to Impress upon
independent members and their con
stituents that "the King was the
larger pait of tho Legislature." The
Kepresentatives and Nobles aie sup
posed to originate and pass laws, but
in last session, the functions of a
majority of the members were very
perceptibly rc-t rioted to the passage
of laws of a retrograde character,
and which had not been enacted two
years before because the people
formed too larg? a part of the Legis
lature, ,-xt that time.
The foion of 18St, in which
"Uie King a the larger part of the
"hegSsslMure" ha left a disgraceful
record for the future historian of
Hawaii. No! only this the ease.
Vjiu it cannot tad to invite contempt
,nd ridicule from abroad, an abund-
j ance oi which it has already secured
at home; the essential difference
being that persons abroad can enjoy
their eacchinations at our expense,
while at home the laugh will bo on
the wrong side of the face of the
taxpayers who have to foot up the
four and a half millions.
A dislocated cabinet is but tho
necessary complement of dislocated
laws, and the oliarchical tripod upon
which the prcsiit administration
stands is evidently kept in position
until the programme of misrule
opened by the Legislature is carried
out. A full cabinet with a micro
scopic quantity of ability and integ
rity might be expected to sit down
on some of the most objectionable
schemes on hand ; but as the signs
of the times have been pointing
there is little reason to hope that
even an all round change of Minis
ters and the instalment of a new ami
complete cabinet will bring any
change for the better. The all im
portant fact to which the eyes of
the executive seem to be closed
is that laws are weapons which may
be wielded both ways, and if the
laws relating to the Interior Depart
ment may be left to administer
themselves while the Minister is
playing the lole of Attorney-General,
and the Attorney-General's De
partment is a blank during the Attorney-General's
incumbency of the
Interior Olllce, the tax-payers may
suddenly awake to the practicability
of sitting down on the one percent
taxation act. For it is leasonable
to assume that if the King's Minis
ters occupy positions outside the
statute book, the tax-payers are en
titled to claim for themselves the
like privileges and exemptions. The
constitution and laws form the only
fence erected between the Executive
and anarchy, and the Executive is
using the utmost possible diligence
in throwing it down.
David Manaku is gazetted Assis
tant Postmaster-General an an
nouncement which the public will
hail witli satisfaction. Mr. Manaku
is a young gentleman of good educa
tion and excellent character
steady, industrious and reliable a
credit to his people and his country.
Besides, lie has the additional quali
fication of a training for his present
position, having been for several
years engaged in the Post Ofllce,
and having risen by a gradual pro
cess. If every appointment to the
public service wero made so wisely
there would be little ground for dis
satisfaction. Yosemite Skating
O-o as yon 3?lease!
Wednesday Evening, Nov. 3rd,
At 8 o'clock,
First Prize -Second
Nest two out of three wins prizes
All entries to be closed on Saturday
(.veiling, Oct. iiUih, Admission 2fi ceuu.
Diiud in attendance,
COTTAGE TO LET.
I7UIWIBHED OU UNFUKN1BIIED.
. A CottiifU on Liuiulilo and Fllkoi
Stieets, furnUhed complete for House,
keeping. Ubo of horse and carriage;
largo garden. Apply to
OIIAti. J. FISHia,
43 tf Cor. Fort & Hotel ts
Hawaiian Boll Tolophono Co.
Blnco the publication of tho October
Curd, tho following addition and alter,
atlons have been made:
l'-i Attorney General's Oflko
I'll Crnuder, .luo, iua.
18 Desha, Geo L, les
!!5:J Kiltie llo'ise.
20'J Flshcl, CI, i is.
K'3 Kerr, I.. I), res,
170 Loc, Jiu., res
231 McLean Hun., res,
2M Naauao, S. (Fih Market).
1U0 tfopcr, J II.
24U Taber, W. S , iw.
S20 Walniniin, Hov. J , res.
2S Webster, It. N., res.
Subscilhers are r iiuc-Uul to cut this
notice o it and nllix h to their uiuls.
SHOP. Ileal of Uw.W Mill.
A COITAUK, w ithiu easy dUtancu of
JlX. lwt Office Siy, si. looms,
runiblml oi iiiifmuishiil.
0.9 W. C PEACOCK.
AIR- MAX ECKART ha removed
JLTJL liis.ltwelty Miimif.icloiy to Foil
Street, jusi iibovo'thu Shootii it Gallery,
where he will eairy on his tegular bu-d-ne$,
Election oi OHicors.
AT THE ANSIHL MEETING OF
the Houokn.i Sug.ir Company the
following oflleeis wciu duly elided fir
the enduing ye.ir:
F. ..SOIIAi:FKIt : : : Picldent
I. HOTING : : : : : TmiMirer
II. KENJES : : : : : Secretary
M. MolSEUXV : : : : : Ai.dltiV
II. 11KN.I KS, Secretary.
Honolulu, Oct. 2t)tli, 1SS5. 70 lit
T THE ANNUAL MEETING OF
the Stockholder!, of the Puoiflc
Sugar Mill, Ihe followh g olllcers were
duly e ccti-d for Ihe ensuing cnr:
F. A. sriIAEFEH : : :" President
J. 1IOTLXG : : : : : Treasurer
II. KENJES : : : : : Secretary
.1. II. PATY : : : : : Auditor
II. KENJES, Secretary.
Honolulu. October 29. 1SSG. 70 fit
M Star of Devon,"
On her Tetmn from Fuuning's Island
(between Dec. 1st and 15th) will be ready
for chatter to any port. Applications
received from to day at the PACIFIC
NAVIGATION CO.'S OFFICE.
To be held lu honor of the,
of His Majesty the King'). Birthday.
Tuesday, November 16th.
Grand Kcceptiou and Uookunu, fiom
10 to 4 o'clock, and in tho evening Fire
Works and Honolulu Fire Dijmrtnii'nt
"Wednesday, November 17th.
Regatta, from 0 o'clock, u. in.
Thursday, November 18th.
Ilistoiical Pioccmion fiom 0 o'clock
Baseball Toauiuneiit, from 1 o'clock
Ulbtorical 'Tableaux, from 7 .i'clock
Friday, November 19th.
Grand Hull, evening,
Tuesday, November 23rd.
Monday, November 20th,
Thursday, December 2nd.
COTTAGE TO KENT,
OOTTAGK, COllNKK 01" KINAU
and l'eusacola streets. Iminiro of
WM. O. A.TWATUH.
KEEP YOUlt HORSES HEALTHY
and avoid excessive sweating by
having them clipped with tho Patent
Lightning Horso Clipping Machine.
Hoises called for and returned freo ol
tlmreu. Itlug nil Telephouo No. li'J.
Or apply to MILES & HAYLEY,
00 lm Hawaiian Hotel Stable,
DURING my absence from tho King
dom, .1. Ai.i'iini) Maoook will act
lor me under full power of attornev,
and Is alone ruthoricd to collect till
moiib b duo to me. L. II. I'EHH.
Honolulu, Oct. 2U, IB81J, 0U lw
The Eagle House,
HXniiaju-u "V alley.
I looms to Id, with or without Iioaid.
TLHMS HEASONAUEE. 'Ihe house
is now ready fo" lU'cupiitlnn.
M1W. J.T. WHITE,
Honolulu, Oct. 31, 18S6. til 2w
H. Hackfeld & Co.
Hive just received a fe'w morn
1'nt en I v
1) K jV Y jYL xr. : .
LliOrdcis for Carta no promptly at.
J:. tended to. Particular attention
paid to the.
Storing & Shipping
of goods in tmiit-it to the otbei Islands.
Also, Black and White Sand
In quantities to suit at lowest pilccu.
Olllce, adjoining E. P. Adams & Co.V
OSS ly Mutual T. lephono Xo. tfl.
TO THE PUBLIC.
Tie Pacific Transfer Go.
Olllce with C. K. Miller,
42 Merchant Street,
Bell Tel., 377, Mutual Tel., 3,91.
I am fully prepared to do till kinds of
drayage, hauling or moving work, all of
which I will guarantee to execute faith
62 ly S. F. GRAHAM, Prop'r.
S. M. GARTER,
II'is on band for 'ale, In quantities
Departure Bay Coal, Newcastle Coal,
Hard and Soft Woo, Sawed and Split.
Order are hereby bolicited and will
be delivered at any localliy within the
ISTo. 8G KI2VCJ STREET.
Jlotli Telephones 187. 01
G. E. FRASHER,
Hay, Grain, Etc.
011 Cake Meal,
Older lert at Olllce, with N. F. Hur
gets, 4 King Stieet, will bo promptly
attended to. OUly
Having now pushed into the bands
of reHiiuiiBihle panics is pripiued at
tdiort notice to do all Washing lu a Bi
perior Manner. A coin i lei able
has been made from the scale of
former tutce, and
Satisfaction is Guaranteed to All
Who will favor the Establishment
with a trial. 60
HpilE UNW'ltSIGNEION BEHALF
JL of tho Inter.Ishind Steam Navlga.
tlon Company brg to Bincerely thank
tho Olllceis and Fireman of tho Fire De.
partment, and also all U1030 who tcii.
dcrcd their services at the late tiro on tho
Steamer " W. G. Hull."
W. . GODFREY,
Vice-Pros. I. I. 8. N. Co.
0U lw Secictary 1. I. S. N. Co.
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THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY
APRBL 30th OCTOBER 16, 1886.
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