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stumbling block in tho way of its
consummation. lie believed with
Noble Smith, that all ofllccrt that
llawaiians can fill should lie given
them. lie had been doomed in his
dlstiict because he had nagged the
Minister of Finance until a native
had been appointed lax assessor,
lie had gieat respect for the opin
ions of such men as the lion. S. G.
"Wilder, but this old older of things
was passed, and :i now era had
dawntd on the hnd. The natives
don't want a foicigncr as governor
over their Islands. They uie being
educated to know that such an of
fice was cieated for chiefs, and it is
time it was abolished. The promis
ing Hawaiian to-day is the artizan.
Noble Wideniann said that Hep.
Kinney was astiay when lie spoke of
local government. He docs not like
a govern r appointed by the miius
tiy, but be wants a sheiiff to pei
forni the duties. lie says that there
is a difference between a governor
reporting to the Ministry and a she
riff to do the same. A great deal
has been said about the Ministry
standing or falling on this issue, but
he should ote for the committee
bill, and if it passed he should be
sorry to see the Minisliy fall by it.
Mmistei Thurston remarked that
a good deal lrid been said regaiding
the sinoeuty of the Ministry, hut ho
assured the House that the Cabinet
was sincere in the matter, and hon
estly believed that the olllce was
not only a detiiment, but a positive
injury to the countiy. This was
the lirst question that had been
brought up wlieiein the rights of the
members under the constitution to
vote unttainmelled could be exer
cised. They were not olllec-hold-ei
s.nor do they look for or can they 1 e
ccive any ollice under the Govern
ment after this session is over. If
the majoiity of the House thought
that the ollice of Governor should
be continued, then it was theii duty
to vote for the bill as pieseutcd by
a majoiity of the Committee, but if
on the other hand they thought that
the money paid in salaries to Gov
ernors should lie used for other pui
pose3, then it was theii duty to
vote for the abolition of the ollice.
lie lcferred to the duties heretofore
perfoimed by Goeinois, and said
that several of their functions have
been taken fiom them and placed in
other bauds. Other bills are be
fore the House which, if passed,
will still fuitliei diminish the duties
of said ollice, and nothing lemains
for them to do. The other side had
bi ought up the argument that the
Goernor should superuse the as
sessment and collection of taxes.
This was the only alid aigument
they had put forw.ud, but it could
be done much better in other hands
than in the hands of a Governor.
The Ministty proposed to obviate
tins mattei by introducing a bill to
regulate the assessment and collec
tion of taxes, and had given notice
of such a bill. They proposed to
appoint a peim.inent assossor for
each district, who shall be financi
ally, morally, and in eveiy othei
way lcsponsible for his actions to
the Government. The opposition
to the Ministry Bill argued that they
must have an overseei over the ac
tions of the Government olllceis on
the other i&laiids, and they had been
since the last session drafting this
very lame bill, which Ihey picsent
ed to the House for its considera
tion. A gieat deal had been said
about Litis bill keeping native lla
waiians in ollice. Now, since the
30th June a great . many ollloials,
both native and loieign, had been
lemoved liom ofllcc, because they
weic incompetent and were only
holding ollice, as political wire pull
ers. Reference had been made of
abuses having ciept into the Road
Boauls. He admitted such to be
the case, and complaints weic in his
ollice awaiting investigation, which
in time would be thoroughly investi
gated. But the gcneial working of
the Board had been moie satisfac
tory than any previous system, and
country districts will got the bene
iit of all their road money. In 10
gaid to the espouse, a woul should
be said. During the last legiino we
had a Minister to Samoa, aBoaid of
Genealog' with live clcik, and over
700 small olllces under Government.
The piescnt administration had
abolished the Samoan mission, the
Board of Genealogy and pioposcd
to reduce the number of small
olllces. A 1 eduction could not be
made in the police foiec nor in
some other blanches of the Govern
ment, but inone, could be saved by
abolishing tho ollice of Governor.
Mr. Thuiston said in his address
in Hawaiian that he was a Hawaiian
born and expected to die one. lie
had no other countiy, nor did ho
want any. The argument that the
honorable Noblo Smith advanced,
that unless the conimitlco's bill
passed llawaiians would not hold
olllce, was all bosh, and was only
done to induce votes for his bill.
Tho same device was resoited to in
former elections to induce votes.
IIo said that ho stood befoie the
people, and befoie his colleagues as
an advocate of tho Hawaiian, and
should a thousand foieigners apply
for a position that a Hawaiian
could fill, tho preference should be
for the Hawaiian.
Rep, C. Brown staled Unit he had
listened '.villi, a good deal of inteiost
to the lcmaikh of the Minister of
tho Intel jor, and the Rcpieenta
tjvo from Hamakua, but they had
both come back to tho piinciplo
that was advanced by the majoiity
of tho committee, and wero going to
make ofllceis to disehaige tho duties
piescribed in that bill to be. perform
ed by tho Governors. Thoy say
that they aic going to appoint per
manent tax assessors in each dis
ttict. lie thought that thcio was
more in the name of Goernor than
the Ministry wcio willing to admit.
The veiy mention of the wotd Gov
ei nor to them seemed to excite them
as much as a led lag docs a mad
Rep. Kauhano spoke in favor of
abolishing the olllce. It had been
in existence for a great many yeais,
and was now considered a useless
adjunct to tho machinery of the
government. lt would do no hat 111
to tiy and get along without the of
fice for two yeais, and if at the end
of that time it was found advisable
to restoie the olllce, the law abolish
ing it could be lepealcd. 23,000
wcie being spent for Governors
and their clerks each biennial
pciiod, and it was time that the
hole from which this drain comes
should be stopped.
Noblo "Widemann had a few more
words to say. It had been said
that the Road Boaul had gieat
powers, and they will have such
powers if wo hae no Govcrnois.
31 yeais ago, he was Road Supci
visor, and they had Goveinois too,
and ho had us much power as the
present Road Board and peihaps a
little moie. The Governor paid
the load tax into his hands to be
disbursed by him.
Noble Baldwin said that 10 yeais
aco they had noble men as Gov
ernors, chiefs bom to com
mand, but fiom them we had
come down to a class of men
that w ere a hirm and a clog to the
working of the Government. Look
at the salaiy voted for Goveinois.
It was not as large as that of a
clerk in some of the departments be
cause it was considcicda sinecure,
and there w'cro no duties to be per
formed. There must be a change,
and the majority of the committee
admitted that. So far they all stood
on common ground. Tho majority
bill only made the officer a servant
to the Ministry, lie was called
Governor, bijt the name was a misno
mer, so far as it is understood by
the llawaiians, and what it implied
yeais ago. The onty way that any
department of government could be
car lied on successfully was to have
one head, one superintendent, and
not as that bill called foi, a lespon
siblc Ministry and a servant to carry
out their oiders. If this bill should
pass and the officer peiform the du
ties as prescribed by the bill, the
salary would have to be laiscd, as
no competent man could be found
who would take the place for 1800
a year. That salary was laige
enough before, because theie was
nothing to do. They had taken
duties from others and put them
upon the Governors, in older that
they might have something to do ;
but with all the dignity with which
the bill is clothed, by making it ob
ligatoiy for the Govcrnois to make
semi-annual tours of their guberna
torial districts on a salary of a se
cond class clerk, they will only be
looked upon as clerks, and not as Gov
ernors. Tlpie was no doubt that a
good Governor would be of benefit
to the Government, but he could
not be got for $1800 a year. The
aigument bi ought forwaid by the
majority of the committee, that the
Goveinois should have supervision
of the assessment and collection of
taxes was a good one, but the bill
that the Minisliy had given notice
of would cover this point, and
would scivc the puipose better than
a Governor could. They came into
that House pledged to retrench ex
penses, and they should take advan
tage of eveiy opportunity of doing
Rep. Kamauolia spoke in favor of
abolishing the ollice, as it was a le
quest through a petition from his
district to so abolish it.
Noble Liihiau said that dining
tho last session he voted against tho
bill abolishing the ollice of Gov
ernor. In early da3's people went
before the Governor for a marriage
licence, and the Governor asked the
man if he had given up all his other
wives. The man would answer cs.
The question was then asked the
woman if she liad given up all her
husbands. The answer would be
yes. The Governor would then ask
them if they wanted to marry each
other, and if the answer was yes, ho
would spit and the ceremony was
ended. lie also said that when a
boy at school in Ililo, in 1813, ho
saw the"attention paid by American
men-of-war ofllcers to tho Governor,
and thought it was a gieat olllce,
but now it has been stated and very
plausibly demonstrated that tho ol
llce is a useless one, and conse
quently he should vote to abolish it.
Rop. Padhaolc said the question
had been ably discussed on both
sides. He believed in the reduc
tion of expenses, but did not always
see tho drift of the Cabinet 111 the
policy offered by them, but" he was
of the opinion that expenses could
bo cut (low 11. IIo was of the same
opinion ii-jtlio houorablo NToblc Wide
mann, that tho olllce of the Piesi
di'iit of the Board of Health could
be lilli'd by an unsalaued olllcer, as
it was before the piosent adminis
tration. IIo said that it was noto
rious that ropiesentativcs from Mo
lokui succeeded in getting an appro
priation for loads and bridges for
that island, but it always ended
there, as no money was ever ex
pended foi such pin poses. Peihaps
it was because the money had to be
spent on Goveinois, and conse
quently theie was no money for
loads. Ho thoiefoio should sup
port the bill to abolish the olllce.
Noble Waterhouse said that ho w as
nominated and elected on a plat
form to do away with all unneces
sary olllces, and he should feel that
he was not doing justice to his con
stituents if he did not support the
bill to abolish the olllce.
A motion to put the previous
question was lost.
Noble Voung said that he expect
ed to be shut out, but was glad ho
was not. lie hoped the olllce of
Governor would be abolished. This
bill had to go through whole and
not patched up as the majoiity of
the committee recommend. In caily
days theie were good men as Gov
ernors, but since the advent of
Moieno coiiuptiou had crept in. It
was said of Solomon that he said
that theie was never a good woman.
Yes, said a woman, but Solomon
was not looking for good women.
So it has been with the appointing
of men to this olllce. Tlic appoint
ing power had not been looking for
good men to fill the olllce. There
roie he should support the bill to
abolish tho olllce.
Noble Smith said that so long as
we had good Ministeis it would be
very well to centialio the power in
them, but we may not always have
good Ministers, and the members
will rue their actions in granting
this centralization of power. Indi
vidually he believed it was a mis
take to leave the appointing powcis
ol judges in the hands of the Minis
lets. It should bo in the hands of
the Govcrnois. He did not believe
in centralization of power in tie
Minisliy, and believed the time
would come when such an action
would be Hied by those who weic
instrumental in thus placing it.
Minister Thuiston moved to lay
the committee bill on the table. The
ayes and noes were called on this
motion. Ayes 3."), noes 8.
The ayes and noes weic called to
pass the bill to abolish the office of
Governor, to engiossment, resulting
Ajcs Ministers Gicen, Austin,
Thurston, and Ashford; Nobles
Robinson, Young, Jaeger, "Water
house, Foster, Euliiau, Wight, Not
ley, "Wall, Townscnd, Hitchcock,
Baldwin, Bcrtelmann, and Dole;
Reps. Ilustace, Kalaukoa, Deacon,
Kamai, Kiniioj , Kauhano, Kamau
olia, 1'aiis, Nawahuic, Daniels,
llclckunihi, Ilorncr, Kawainui, "Wil
cox, and Rice 33.
Noes Nobles Smith, Richardson,
Widemann, Makec, and "Wilcox;
Reps. Naonc, C. Blown, F. Biown,
and Nakalcka 0.
The bill passed to engrossment to
be read a thud lime on Thuisday
Third leading of the preliminary
Appropriation Bill. Passed.
The House then adjourned until
10 a. 111. Wednesday.
3Gth Day Julv 11th.
The House opened at 10 a. in.,
Picsidcnt "W. R. Castle in the chair.
Roll called and absentees noted.
icEi'oms or commitii:i.s.
Rep. F. Biown leported fiom
Printing Committee that one bill was
piinted and ready for distribution.
The Minister of the Interior an
swered the questions propounded by
the Hon. Noble Townscnd, tho other
day, giving tho names of the parties
employed on the Molokai water
woiks, in what capacity, late per
day, amount drawn by each and
balance due each.
oitoi.n or tiii: day.
Third reading of challenge to
jurors' bill. Passed.
The House then went into com
mittee ol the whole, Rep. Kamauolia
in the chair, to consider the Appio
The following items weic passed:
National debt falling due . 37,000
Foi luteieston national debt 213,000
Salary of Mimstui of Fi
nance Sahuy of Hogistiai of Public
Salary of Auditor-General. .
" " Clerk of depail
lnent . .
Salaiy of Assessors )
" " Collectoi s(
For Tax appeal boauls, defericd
" expenses ot Uie depart
" don tags ....
" btamps and dies
Intoruslon money froyi Postal
Salaiy of Colloeloi-lioneial
" " Deputy C'ollectoi
Goiier.il . . ...
Sahuy of burbot niuhtei . . .
" " Statistical eleik
" " loi t Surveyor of
Sahuy of htoickeopei . .
" " iibsibtant bloie
kcenei Sahuy of
cleik . . .
Salaiy of first entiy cluik .
" " M'uond entry olerk
" " ' Collector ut Knlui
Salaiy of Collectoi at Ililo
" " " " Malm
Collectoi at Liilm-
Collectoi at IC0I0.1,
" " " Koaln
kekua Sal.tij of Foil Suiveyor of
Sahuy of I'm I Sun 01 or of
Sahuy of Keopei of Keiosone
WiuihoiihO . ....
Salaiy of Ciibtonib (lunula
For Custom lloiifeo Boat
For Expenses of Custom
Sahuy of thieu pilots work
ing their owir boats and
" of Deputy Atloiney-
Salaiy of Mai shall
" " Olerk or Mnibhal
" ' Second Cleik of
Saluivof Sheiiff' o( Maui
" " " " Hawaii.
" " " " lvauai .
The committee rose lepoilcd pro
gress, and asked leave to sit again
at 1 p. m.
Ai'Tnnxoov si ssrov.
The House rc-asscinblcd at 1 p.
m. and went into committc of the
whole, to continue the consideiation
of the Appropriation bill.
Sahuy of Clerk of Sheriff'
Mevsontjor and Copyist
The items for police on Hawaii,
Maui, Oaliu and Kauai, and inci
dentals, civil and criminal expenses,
weio on motion referred to a Select
The salaiy of Inspector-General
of schools, and other items under
Board of Education were postponed.
The committee then rose and re
ported pi ogress and asked leave to
Rep. F. Brown-moved to recon
sider the item Assistant Storekeeper,
Castom House. The motion was
ruled out of order.
The following named were ap
pointed a committee on the items in
the Appropriation Bill, (1) Pay of
Police on Hawaii, Maui, Oaliu and
Kauai, (2) Incidentals, Civil and
Criminal Expenses: Reps. F. Biown,
Kinney, "Wilcox, Noble Richardson,
Adjourned to 10 o'clock Thurs
37tii Day July 12th.
The House opened at 10 a. m.
President W. R. Castle in the Chair.
Roll called and absentees noted.
ltLl'OKT OP COMMITTU1.S.
Rop. C. Brown leported fiom tho
Judiciary Committee on the peti
tion from Z. K. Meyers, for 8150
back pay during his incumbency as
book-keeper of the "Water Works,
recommending that the petition be
laid on the table. Adopted.
From the same committee he rc
poitcd on the bill to amend and
consolidate the laws relating to pri
vate ways and water lights, recom
mending its passage. The repoit
was received and laid on the table to
be considered with the bill.
Also fiom the same committee on
the petition from Makaaa for a re
fund of money (amount not stated)
for excessiv e taxation, lceominend
ing that the petition be laid on the
Also from the same committee on
the petition fiom Aipuni praying
for .$2,081 for land taken by the
Government for a stieet in the
burnt district, recommending that
the petition be laid on the table to
be taken up and considered witli the
Appropriation Bill. Adopted.
Noble Robinson repoited from
the Committee on Commerce on the
bill to regulate the number and com
pensation ot pilots for the port of
Honolulu, giving a detailed state
ment of the workings of the pre
sent law, and the amount received
for pilotage during the last two
years. They are not satisfied that
the amount lcccived from thatsouice
will be the same as formerly, and
therefore recommend that the bill
be laid on the table. The leport was
accepted and laid on the table to be
considered witli the bill.
Noble Dole reported fiom the
Sanitary Committee on a petition
from Kaanapali praying that the
President of the Boaid of Health be
made a Cabinet Minister, recom
mending that the petition be laid on
the table. Adopted.
Rep. C. Biown reported from the
Judiciary Committee on the peti
tion from Maui praying that section
1 1 of the Civil Code be repealed, re
commending that it be laid on the
Rep. F. Brown reported fiom the
Printing Committee that the icpoit
of the Boaid of Education was
printed and icady for distribution.
lil.aOU'TIONS AM) JIIM.S.
Noble Foster gave notice of a bill
to amend Chapter 03 of the Session
Laws of 188G.
Rep. Kalaukoa asked the Attorney-General,
if the unpaid consta
bles did now leceivo half tho fines,
and do thoy have power to make ar
rests. Tho Attorney-Gcneial said
that the only lines that weie divided
between the police wore those for
smuggling, and opium in possession.
They have power to make arrests;
and it is their duty to do so, if they
sec a ciimo being committed.
Minister Austin reported that he
had presented 3 bills to the King for
Rep. Deacon asked the Minister
of the Interior scveial questions re
lating to their Government Veterin
Rop. Dowsctt offered a resolution
that the messenger of the House be
paid 83 per day for his sci vices.
Rep. Kamauolia asked the Minis
ter of tho Intoiior what was tho
amount of passage paid for the
tianspoitation of lepeib.
Tho Minister answered $4.
Minister Ashford leported fiom
the Commission appointed to inquiie
into and reviso the laws re
lating to the Judiciary of the
Kingdom, that tho icport was print
ed nud lcndj for distribution. The
icport was rcfencd to the Judiciary
LXl INISlll.l) 111 SIM.SS.
Consideration of the bill to pio
vide for the disehaige of tho duties
heretofore perfoimed by the Gov
ernors. The consideration of tho
bill was deferred until after the bill
from the Minisliy lclating to Tax
Assessors and Collectors had been
01tnr.11 or Tin: uvy.
Thiid leading of the bill to abol
ish the olllce of Governor.
Noble Smith moved the postpone
ment of the consideration of this
bill until after the bill proposed by
tho Ministry relating to Tax Asses
sors and Collectors, is piesentcd.
IIo said that should this bill puss,
and be presented to His Majesty
for signatuie, without any bill pro
viding for the discharge of the du
ties heretofore performed by tho
Governors, it might bo a good
excuse for the King to veto the bill.
The King has lights, and this House
lias rights, and wo should respect
the rights of the King. The King
is in direct opposition to his Cabinet
on this point. (Voice: How do you
know?) Because he vetoed this
same bill last session, in direct op
position to the adv ice and pleadings
of his Cabinet, lie believed in
bowing to the majority when their
views were properly expicssed, and
in supporting the Ministry when
they were in the right, but he did
not see the necessity of hurrying
this bill through.
Minister Thurston said that he
agieed witli the honoi able Noble,
but Uie Minister of Foreign Affaiis
can when ho takes this bill to
the King, explain the situation.
Is was aigucd by some that the bill
could be held back' until such a
time as the other bills wero passed.
This was decided to be in conflict
with tho rules of the House and all
Minister Austin said he was in
sympathy with the suggestions made
to defer action on the bill, until
other bills relating to tho matters
are acted open. It is folly to pass
a bill and then by resolution of the
House hold it back, as much as to
sa, hold on, wo don't know about
that bill whether we had better pass
it or not.
Noble Widemann said that the
remarks of Minister Austin were in
controvertible, and he should sup
port the motion to defer consideia
Rep. Kinney said that the House
should act upon this bill at once.
Now is the time to discuss it. It
was set for to-day, and we should
attend to it. We can then older it
held back after its passage if neces
sary. Noble l'oung said lie could
see no more inconsistency in pass
ing the bill to abolish the ollice of
Governor, and their prov ide for the
discharge of the duties of the olllce,
than to pass the bill to provide for
the duties, and then to abolish the
olllce. He thought that the bill
should be acted upon now as a biid
in hand was equal to two in the
bush and when passed be held back
by resolution until the other bills
were acted upon.
Noble AVideinann said that if we
have come so low that we consider
laws enacted for the benefit of the
people as "birds in hand" then pass
them withont delay.
Rep. Nakalcka spoke in favor of
indefinitely postponing the bill. He
asked if the bill should be returned
by his Majesty vetoed can this
House act upon it? lie thought
not, as the House was not complete
nor could they get all tho members
together unless they sent to Europe
for one of them. He therefore
thought that the better couise would
be to present all these bills for His
Majesty's signatuie at once.
Noble Richardson spoke in favor
of defcriing action on this bill. He
said that the Cabinet had given
notice of a bill 1 elating to the as
sessment and collection of taxes,
but they did not know what it was,
or what it contemplated doing. He
had supported tho motion to lay the
Ministry bill 011 the table, but if
this bill that they have given notice
of isupplies the deficiency in their
bil , "to provide for tho disehaige
of the duties of governor," he
should vote for the abolition of tho
Motion to call the ayes and noes to
indefinitely postpone was carried.
Noes 37, ayes G.
The ayes and noes were called to
defer the consideration of the bill.
Ayes 13, noes 28.
The ayes and noes were called on
motion to pass its third reading.
Ayes 33, noes 10.
Tho Minister of the Interior offer
ed a lesolutiou ordering the clerk to
retain this bill until oidered by the
House to forwaid it. Adopted.
Recess until 1 p. m.
Tho House ic-asseinbled at 1:30
p. m. and resumed tho
oitDi.u or 1 in; day.
Second reading of the bill to pie
vent the use of explosive in 1 " 'o
A lengthy discussion ensued on
this bill in which there wcio ninny
Noble Wideniann moved tho bill
be lef erred to a committeo consist
ing of all the members who have
boon trying to mnko amendments, to
agreeo among themselves 011 what
amendments are proper.
Rep. Hiibtaco moved the piovious
adjoin ncd until
38th Day July 13.
MOliMW M VlO.
The House opened at 10 a.
Picsidcnt V. It. Castle in thochaii.
Roll called and absentees noted.
iti.roins or covtviiTir.ns.
Noble Tovvnsend icported fiom the
committee on Education on the pe
tition piayiug that a school house
bo built at Knupo, Maui, lecom
inending that it be laid on the tablu.
ltl.sOI.t TION AND UII.I.s.
Noble Itobinsoii gave notice of a
bill to licence the retailing of malt
liipiois in conjunct jon with the law
authorising the manufacture of such
Rep. C. Brown gave notice of a
bill to legiilato the sale of goods by
foieign agents, and also of a bill to
protect young lish from being taken.
Minister Thurston read a first
time a bill, to give greater secui it v
to dcppitois in the Savings Bank.
Referred to Printing Committee.
Noblo Foslci icad a fust time a
bill to amend chapter 53 sessions
laws of 1.SS0, amending the Sunday
law. The bill was 1 ejected.
Rep. F. Brown offoied a icsolu
tion to the effect that the Minister
of tho Intciior be requested to fur
nish to this House the workings of
the various Road Boardssincc tho
passage o" the Act. Adopted.
01tor.11 or Tin. nvY.
The House went into committee
of the whole, Rep. Kalaukoa in the
Chair, to consider the Appropriation
Tho following items weie passed:
UOAItl) OI' l.DCCAriON.
Salary of Inspector Gcnoial of
Schools . V 7,500
Salaiv of Clerk of Board Edu
cation . 0,000
A long discussion ensued on the
item of $2,000 for deputy clerk for
the Board of Education. On mo
tion it was referred to the committee
on Education. Tho committee then
lose, repoited progress and asked
leave to sit again at 1 :15 p. 111.
Al TU1XOOX SESSION".
The House 10-asseinbled at 1.15
p. m. and went into committee of
the whole, Rep. Kamauolia in the
chair, on the further consideiation
of the Appiopnation Bill.
The following items were passed.
Suppoit of English, Hawaiian
and Common 'chooK. defer 'd
Industrial School, Keoneul.i 12,000
Buildings and repairs of tchool
Iron-OS .. defer 'd
Repairs and permanent 1111
piovemenls to bouiding
Stalioneiy and incidenlalt 800
Meb&engor and book ckrk 1,500
Nine scholarships Oaliu Col
lege . 720
On motion of Rep. Kinney an
item of $1,000 was inserted for 12
scholarships for native llawaiians at
the Kamehameha or other schools,
to be chosen for superior scholar
ship, three fiom each of the now
existing Judicial Cncuits.
A motion to insert S5,000 for a
normal department to Foit Stieet
School was lefeired to the Commit
tee on Education.
Photographs of Hawaiian sccneiy
for Melbourne International Exhi
bition and for the Giand Army Re
union and Ohio Valley Centennial
Minister Thuiston moved to inseit
812,000 for a subsidy for the Paia
dise of the Pacific, or other peiiod
ieal,advei Using thce islands abioad.
Tnis led to a long and hot debate.
Rop. Kauhi spoke against it until
he had but av cry few members left in
the House to talk to. At this point
the picsidcnt took the chair, and in
structed the Sergeant-at-Arms to
bring in the members. When a
quorum had been obtained, tho com
mittee lose and the House resumed.
Minister Ashford gave notice of a
bill to rcoiganizc the judieiaiy de
partment. The House then adjourned until
10 a. in. Saturday.
39ni Day July 1 1th.
The House opened at 10 a. 111.
President W. R. Castle in the chair.
Roll called and absentees noted,
iti.i'onrs or commit 1 r.J s.
Noble Baldwin leported from tho
Finance Committee on the petition
of E. C. Fishbouiiie, piayingfor
8101 with interest, in all 8232.20,
for services rendered as an expert
accountant. The committee think
that the biini of $101 is not an ox
lioibitant charge foi the services
lendered, but they don't think that
the iiitciest should bo allowed; and
theiefore lecoinmend that tho sum
of SH'l bo inserted in the Appio
piiatiou Bill to pay this claim,
Noblo Widciiiauii hi ought in a
veilml minoiity icport against pav
ing this amount.
The majority repoit of the com
mittee was received and laid on tho
table to bo consideied witli the Ap
Rep. Kiiinoy icported fiom the
Sanitary Committee on the bill to
amend tho law "to mitigate,'- re
commending that it bo indefinitely
On motion tho icport was laid on
tho table to bo considered with the
Noblo Townscnd reported from
the Committee on Education 011 a
petition containing 3 prayejo, (dat
ing to tho teaching of English in
tho schools ami other matter, re
The House then
10 a. 111. Friday.
commending that it bo laid on tho
The report was received and laid
on the table to await the leturn of
ono member of the Committee from
Minister Austin reported 3 bills
signed by His Majesty:
An Act to provide for liens of
mechanic? and material men.
An Act to legiilato the manufac
ture of poi in Honolulu.
An Act to provide for the expen
ses of Government until Aug. 1st,
Itl.SOI.lTION'S ASI) 1I1I.I.S.
The president announced that tho
Military Bill had been returned to
the Ilonso by His Majesty not sign
ed, with his reasons for so doing.
The Picsidcnt said that this bill
was presented to the King on the
5th di.v of July, consequently the 10
days limit lins'not yet expired. So
the first motion in order will be to
icconsider this matter.
Rep. Kinney said he did not think
that it was nccessaiy to act hastily
in this matter, it would not hurt to
wait for two or three weeks, and
await developments. This is a
question that involves a principle,
and not this bill only. lie moved
that the bill be reconsidered one
week from next Tuesday, July 24th,
and in the meantime that the leply
Noble Smith said that as this is a
Government measure the Cabinet
should' bo heard fiom.
Minister Thurston said he was in
favor of the motion made by Rep.
Rep. Kinney's motion was carried.
Rep. C. Biown read a first time a
bill to regulate the sale of merchan
dise by foreign commercial agents.
Referred toPiinting Committee.
Noble Robinson icad a first time
a bill to regulate the licensing of tho
sale of malt liquors. Referred to
Noble Hitchcock asked the Minis
ter of Finance several questions re
lating to Chinese passpoits.
Further consideiation of the bill
relating to the uso of explosives in
taking lish. The bill was leferred
to a select committee.
onni.K or tiii: day.
Second leading of a bill to repeal
the law to relievo certain articles
from Customs duties. Referred to
the Committee on Commerce.
Second reading of a bill to regu
late the buicau of public instruction.
On motion the bill was leferred to
the Committee on Kducatiou.
Under suspension of the rules the
Attoinoy-General read a first time
by its title a bill to reorganise the
Judiciary Department, and under
the same suspension, the bill was
read a second time and referred to
the Judiciary Committee.
The select committee to whom
was referred the bill relating to the
taking of fish with explosives is
composed of lions. F. Brown, Hitch
cock, Wight, Kauhane and Kinney.
The House then adjourned until
10 a. m., Monday.
At noon to-day' Mr. Jas. F. Mor
gan sold at auction a rice plantation
at Kailua, Koolaupoko, to Hon. "W.
R. Castle for SI over the equity of
redemption. The plantation j'ields
about 125 tons to each crop, is
leased in poitions at teims ranging
between 8 and 15 years, and was
11101 tgaged for about S13.000.
At 12:15 Mr. Morgan started the
sale of the vessels belonging to the
Pacific Navigation Co. The steamer
Surpiisc was sold to Bishop & Co.
for S8.000; the bug Hazard to Cap
tain Ilobion for 81,000 ; the schooner
Canute to J. A. Hopper for 81,000;
the schooner Waimalu to J. I. Dow
sett for 81,000; the schooner "Wai
ehu to J. I. Dowsctt for S780 ; tho
schooner Waioli to Joe Lui for
SI, 100; the schooner Wailelc to a
private J parly for 81,050;" and
schooner Kc An Hon to J. 1. Dow
ctl for 8300. The vessels wero to
be delivered this afteinoon.-July 14
i- " i - -
DEPARTURE OF THE MORNING
ineic was a crowd or menus on
board tiro Star, of spectators on the
wharf, and of carriages on tho adja
cent sheets, and the missionary
vessel took its departuie Friday
'Piomptly at 2 :30 p. m., tho fare
well exercises weie begun with sing
ing in English and in Hawaiian,
"The Gospel Ship Is Sailitig."
Rev. E. S. Timoteo of Waialua,-
gave the farewell address m Hawai
ian, saving in substance, that though,
the vessel might leave the shore, an
invisible bond of love still held her
in the minds of those who stood at
the post of prayer. While other
vessels sought earthly treasures,
this was fruaght with spiritual good.
It carried thu light of the divine life
to the benighted dwellers on tho
isles of these tiopic seas. His only
icgret was that no Hawaiian went
foi th this year as a torch-bearer to
those in tho daikucss of heathenism.
But God's blessing would go before
His servants, and His blessing would
bo their reward.
Rev. Mr. Iliiiris of tho Japanese
Mission, San Itauicisco, said that ho
had heard of Up" 'nrning Star, and
thanked God he had now tho privi
lege of seeing tho missionary vessel,
and taking part in theso farewell
exeicises. Other witnesses there
weie, all unseen, yet watching with
heavenly beutsous tho sailing of this