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ably riding leisure!' along on a Sun
day to church or possibly to visit
some friends, Inn somen of this des
cription arc truly dangerous.
Japanese lier ha o a fascination
to see "a horse go for all lie is
worth." They ride from plantation
to plantation for miles on the same
reckless gait, not knowing whore the
horse will vouchsafe to land them
we have seen them thrown from
horses and landed on a fence rati,
wo have seen them collide with
horses and thrown in the centre of
the public streets. These foregoing
occurrences wore witnessed here al
most every Sunday.
Mr. Lyman, Sheriff of llamakua,
is well acquainted with all stated
above, and I believe he has been an
eye witness to such furious riding,
and for public safety he should and
has for the present put a stop to it.
The parties alluded to in your
article which occasions this reply,
were visiting Ilonokaa on such
horses as I have above referred to.
During the afternoon of Sunday,
when the accident occurred, two of
Mr. Overends Japanese women
were in Ilonokaa. They did not ride
horses. I know the women well
and never saw them on a horse. 1
saw them a few minutes belore the
accident occurred. They were on
foot and going down to Mr. Over
end's. A couple of Japanese on
such horses as I have described fol
lowed them, and overtook them in
''the hollow." The Japanese were
riding f urioush and the poor women
tried to get out of the way. One
didj escape, but the other was liter
ally ridden over and for days lav
between life and death. I ask you,
should this be continued where peo
ple's lives arc in danger from reck
less riding such as this? Before I
close, let me sav I was riding aloar
the public road a short tick jlco- '
when a couple of Japcaes. euTsi
riding furiously along. Lj.vize oz
control over their horses, .mi assise; ,
ray danger I headed my jorsf. 3di (
jumped a bank three feV. biate. sasa k
within thiee paces ibtv istiSZ&sA. 'j
throwing one J&jime-" tz-am L
saddle. Slave tins jutx-s.; tcc iave i
seen no more Japai-i.e i-arioa? rid- .
ing, and I hoi ?re bare s-nan end j
to it. e congratulate . Ir. Lyman
in suppressing horse raciug in this
Wc have received another com
munication on the same subject, but
as jt is substantially tlu same as
this, the end is met by publishing
THE TEmPTATiOrMN THE WILDERNESS-HEW
Great and powerful corporations
may sometime-- have tried to influ
ence votes and secure appropria
tions for their benefit, by employing
lobbyists to give passes) free ride
and free lunches ; but it was re
served for a leading director, the
chief spokesman and virtual man
ager of the Cabinet Trust Co., to
make a new dcpaiturc, and invite a
Parliament to go junketing. After
a display of such inducement's, no
wonder a member of the House
"felt it in his bones that the road
must be built" at the expense of the
nation for the delectation of tour
ists, most of whom are mere Sun
The scene for the circus was well
chosen, as it commands a view from
Kapiolani Park to the U. S. annex,
and the conductor could rehash
from the Minister's Report all about
foregrounds, middle distance and
distance. By craning necks, elec
tric lights and extended waterworks
could be suggested, but Koolau gap
and the pali road was "out of
If a grant be made for the Punch
bowl road it will be, not for its ne
cessity or merits, but because its
discoverer is winning for it, crying,
"It is my pet measure and I hope
you won't kill it." As a young man
once said, "No, mother, I don't
wnn't any clothes, but I am suffer
ing for a 'bosom pin.' " X.
HOW STRANGERS ARE TREATED.
Editoii Bulletin: All well-wishers
of the Islands and its aboriginal
people arc anxious to give visitors
the impression that Hawaiian in
stitutions and the conduct of the
native people, are fully up to the
civilized average. The doings of
the native Policeman, however
when he does move to act rudely
dispels the pleasing delusion.
A case happened at Wniluku a
week or so ago. A stranger, Mr.
Caleb Leonard trotted his horse
slowly over the bridge. There is a
notice on each side at the center of
the bridge, about 5 feet long, in
small and well worn leUers, and as
the bridge i over 100 f et long it is
obvious that a stranger tiding over
tho bridge forafirsttime.and looking
ahead would not be likely to see tho
notice. This is of courts as it should
bo for revenue purposes, simply a
trap for strangers, and gives the na
tive policeman a chance to as&erl
On this particular occasion how
ever, there wns no policeman nearer
than Young lice's restaurant, and
there tho lynx-eyed Officer Kahale,
(who may generally be found within
the savory atmosphere of that esta
blishment), was informed by a na
tive woman that a "haolo" rode
faster than a walk over tho bridge,
and stopped at a store close by.
The ofilccr at once found his prc3',
nnd like his great prototype Dog
fiery proceeded to the charge with
out witness or warrant. Mr. Leo
nard was at oncoarrostcd, his horse's
bridle Iield by the nolicomnn, and
was being led to tho police station, j
mil was stopped by Mr. Leonard
paying the policeman five dollars,
which 1 suppose lie paid into the
Treasury as a good and vigilant ser
vant. Now, sir, 1 contend that the She
riff should have had the thing en
quired into and the money refunded
until proper proceeding as laid
down by law had been instituted.
If every policeman is allowed to ar
rest foreigners without warrant, for
a misdemeanor, I can only say that
there will be hiokcn headed officers
and an intelligent jury will say,
"Served "em iiht." Ni'ectatoh.
A TRIBUTE TO THE LATE
A star of Hawaii nci lias sot. Just
above the place of its glorious dis
appearance, where the horizon of
life touches the vasty deep of death,
wc behold with tearful eyes the
name of Samuel Gardner Wilder.
To the crown of his memory I wish
to add one token of esteem, one
flower of love, and one diamond of
Born with that indomitable spirit
which laughs at obstacles and scorns
defeat, he was bound to advance on
life's highway. Reverses with him
created courage. To this man mis
fortunes were the parents of renewed
strength and energy. It was this
rare trait in his nature which made
him successful ; it is this enviable
power which makes us say to-day,
"we cannot replace him:" and 'it
will be this noble self-sacrificing
vigor which will keep his name iii
the remembrance of every citizen of
Hawaii. He has left behind him
sctlkicat evidence that our country
woaM be imcieaiurably improved if
t&ri ertnei seytfce of death had not
TMit&iisL stK-bcsy bustle of life, in
nibi bcmb oJ canhood, respected,
liuoacmi z& loved by all. be was
iiaidbwt on. suddenly and unex
jirS.fllj. The country has lost
a. j&stejinea, the town a merchant,
ttibt family a loving husband, father
and brother, and the people a friend
Yet, thanks to a bountiful nature
we see in the overclouded canopy of
afllictioii, shedding it welcome
rays upon u, the star of hope, and
seeing it. the kindly heam- of its
light seem to touch a kindred spark
within our hcaits and wc exclaim,
"Let us hope!" Hope for the here
after is born of iovo, and we do not
despair but Bing the lullaby of hope
and with its sweet strains soothe
our grief to sleep. Let us also
thank a meieiful Unknown, whose
unblushing bible is the universe
and whose creed can only be love,
for this gift.
A3 we pass one by one to that
perfect rest which we call death,
few indeed arc the names of this
generation which will be remember
ed and mentioned with such pro
found admiration and respect as the
name of Samuel Gardner Wilder.
With such men a country is never
poor and with such men among them
the people arc always assured of
progress and enlightmcnt.
Vigor and energy arc not the
only qualities we remember and re
spected in him. This generous and
many-sided man tended with loving
care to the deserving, with charita
ble purpose to the poor and with
patriotic conscientiousness to the
wants of his country. There never
was a man in need who appeared to
him in vain, and hence there never
can remain ingratitude suflicient to
forget the name of this charitable
Thousands were benefitted by him:
Thousands will bless and cheiish his
I know my words are vain in tiie
attempt to gild the giief of a na
tion. My endeavors at consolation
are simply futile. Yet, in spite of
this inability, in spite of my abor
tive tiial to eulogise the superiority
of the honored dead I have this fo
offer: An example to our rising
generation 1 May they he taught to
emulate this shining light in Ha
waii's history; may they rise on the
ladder of fame as did he who now is
dead ; and may the youth of to-day
learn a lesson from the life ot one
who was nature's nobleman and
cherish his memory for tho benefit
of their country and themselves.
Words cannot explain my admir
ation. There was, there is no
greater, nobler and more energetic
man in Hawaii to-day, and with dj:
vout feelings for his glorious mem
ory 1 offer this tribute to his fame.
J. P. Smith.
52ni Dav July 30th.
Tho House opened at 10 a. 'm.,
President W. It. Castle in tho chair.
Boll called and absentees noted.
Seventeen petitions were present
ed from various parts of the King
dom on miscellaneous subjects, and
disposed of in the usual manner.
lir.i'OUTS ok committees.
Hep. F. Brown reported fiom the
Printing Committee that two bills
printed and ready for distribution,
Noble Baldwin reported from the
Finance Committee on tho petition
for an appropriation of $150 for a
mail carrier on Molokai, recommend
ing that tho petition be referred to
tho Minister of the Interior, and if
ho thinks it advisable, to have said
mail route established. Adopted,
Also from the samo committee on
the bill relating to tho Postal Sav
DjULT tHXIlOT WBKL?
ings Bank, recommending that sec
tion 3 be stricken out, and that a
now section, providing for not less
than L'O per cent of the deposits to
be kept in the Picasury at all times,
also "cvcial other minor amend
ments, with which they recommend
the passage of the hill'. The leport
was received and laid on the table
to be considered with the bill.
Also from the same committee on
the bill to give greater security to
depositors in the Postal Savings
Bank. With an amendment the
committee recommend the passage
of the bill. Tho report was accept
ed and laid on tho tabic to bo con
sidered with the bill.
Noble Robinson reported from
the Committee on Commerce on tho
bill to repeal the law to relievo cer
tain articles from impost duty, re
commending the passage of the bill.
The report was received and laid on
the table to bo considered with the
KESOI.UTIONS AM) UIM.S.
Rep. F. Brown gave notice of a
bill to amend section 1030 of the
Noble Wideinann presented a
resolution to the effect that the
Minister of Finance make known to
this Assembly all the agreements he
made with Mr. Damon, of Bishop &
Co., and Mr. Irwin of Spreckcls &
Co., relating to the assessing of
Noble Hitchcock gave notice of a
bill to encourage the growth of
Consideration of the bill relating
to internal taxes. The ayes and
noes weie called again on the in
definite postponement of the bill.
The Chair ruled that members of
the Fire Department and military
companies were entitled to vote on
this question, from which an appeal
was taken. The ruling of the Chair
was sustained by a vote of 22 to 11.
On the indefinite postponement,
Aye" 18, noes 20. Motion to in
definitely postpone, lost.
The ayes and noes were called on
the amendment offered by Kep. F.
Brown, which is to exempt no one
but the King, diplomatic represent
atives and their nttauhes fiom taxa
tion. Ayes 22, noes 12.
Rep. C. Brown moved to recon
sider the -oto. Carried.
I'pon the reconsideration of the
vote the Minister of the Interior
moved to indefinitely postpone the
amendment, lie thought it rather
small of the House to imjvo:-e a tax
on firemen, who give their services
gratuitously to the country and
spoil more clothing at one fire than
3 or 4 times the amount of the tax,
as well as endangering their lives in
the interest of the community. It
mav be said that the Ritles are in
the same position. They are read
to act in defence of the institutions
of this country, and will imperil
their lives at the call of the country,
and for all this they receive no re
compense. The President ruled that the de
bate was out of order, as the pre
vious question had beenhuoved, and
that shuts off all debate on matter
gennain to the subject.
The Minister of the Interior ap
pealed from the ruling of the Chair
as being arbitrary and tending to
abridge the rights of members.
The Minister asked if the Presi
dent included in his ruling the mo
tion to indefinitely postpone made
The President said he did include
it in his ruling.
Noble Smith said lie should sup
port the appeal from the decision of
the Chair, as lie was opposed to the
previous question. It was some
thing like the veto power, and
should only be exercised in extreme
Tho Attorney-General rose to a
point of order as there was no mo
tion to put the previous question.
The minutes were read and there
was no motion to put the previous
The Chair decided that the dis
cussion on the ruling of the Chair
was out of order, and the debate on
the merits of tho bill was in order.
Noble Wideinann said that there
was a lot of useless debate on a
matter that would probably put
about $160 into the Treasury. lie
believed with the Minister ot the In
terior that llrcmpii should not be
taxed, and still more so that clergy
men and bchool teachers should be
Tho ayes and noes were called on
the adoption ' of the amendment.
Ayes 10, noes 20.
Kep. F. Brown moved to indefi
nitely postpone the bill.
Noble Smith moved to lay the bill
on the table. The ayes and noes
were called on this motion. Ayes
23, noes Hi.
Noble Townscnd, under suspen
sion of the rules, gave notice of a
bill to regulate tho civil service of
Minister Austin reported that tho
King had signed two bills, ono to
regulato proceedings in bank
ruptcy, and the other to extend the
lime for building and equipping tho
Honolulu street railway.
The House then took recess until
1 p. in.
The House opened at 1 p. in.
President W. It. Castlo in the Chair.
Kep, Kinney presented, under
suspension of the rules, a petition
from Lahainn, containing 9 prayers
on various subjects, Referred to
Committee on Miscellaneous Sub
jects. OltUKIl ok tiii: HAY.
Third reading of a bill to regulate
the keeping of books in English,
SUMMARY j HONOLULU, II. L, AUd-UST 7, 1838,
Hawaiian or some other European
Third reading of a hill to re-establish
the" commission for the settle
ment of boundaries. Passed.
Third reading of the bill relating
to water rates in Honolulu. Passed.
Consideration of the bill regulat
ing the carrying of infected passen
gers on tho inter-island steamers.
Minister Tliuston moved to inde
finitely postpone the bill and gave
his reasons for the same.
Kep. Kinney made astiong speecli
in favor of the bill.
Kep. Rico moved to pass the bill
to engrossment with the amendments
of the Committee.
Tho motion to indefinitely post
pone was lost, and the bill cainu up
for discussion in the regular order.
On motion the bill was considered
section by section.
Minister Thurston asked why
steamers of a certain tonnage could
not be excluded from this Act.
Kep. Kinney said that this matter
of tonnage was a good suggestion,
and lie therefore moved to re-commit
the bill to tho Sanitary Commit
The House them adjourned until
10 a. m., Tuesday.
53n hay. July 31st.
The House opened at 10 a. in.
President W. K. Castlo in tho chair.
Koll called and absentees noted.
lM'.l'OUT OK COMMITTEES.
Kep. C. Brown reported from the
Judiciary Committee to whom was
referred thebill to abolish tuition fees
in Government schools, recommend
ing a now bill, and amendments to the
original bill. The reason they in
troduced a new bill was, that the
original bill contained two distinct
The rules were suspended and the
bills read again by title, and passed
to engrossment to be read a thiid
time on Thursday.
Also from the same committee on
tho petitions of John F. Bowler and
More & Co. for the payment of cer
tain sums for work and material
furnished for the Palace, recom
mending that the three petitions be
laid on the table, and that tho sum
of 69,200 he inserted in tho Appro
priation Bill, to pay any judgment
that may be obtained against the
Government, for labor done and ma
Rep. Kinney moved to adopt the
Noble Wideinann moved to have
the report printed and made the
order of the day next Tuesday.
Noble Baldwin moved to lay the
report on the table.
Kep. C. Brown said if the House
meant to kill the report they could
have done it last week, and saved
the committee a great deal of woik.
He thought it was not serving the
committee right to refer back these
petitions to them. and then when they
make certain suggestions, throw
their report out ot the window.
The motion to lay on the table
Kep. Kamauoba moved to receive
the report and lay it on the table to
be considered with the Appropria
Minister Thurston said the com
mittee went along well enough until
they came to the last paragraph of
the report, where they recommend
that a certain amount be inserted in
the Appropriation Bill. It is none
of their business what is done with
the petitions after they are laid on the
table. He contended that the com
mittee went beyond their instruc
tions when they recommended the
appropriation of money to pay these
claims. All they had to consider
was, arc these claims such as should
be recognized by this House and
paid by the government, or are they
invalid, and consequently to bo
taken no notico of. He said it was
no use for tho committee to argue
that the putting of this item in the
Appropriation Bill will not help
these people to recover judgment
against the government, because it
will. The Courts will hold that there
was some valid claim, or the Legis
lature would not have made a con
tingent appropriation. lie therefore
moved to accept the report up to the
last paragraph, and to reject that.
Noble Smith said that at tho last
session a matter of $75,000 was dis
cussed, and it was concluded that
we had better pay that amount, al
though it was not strictly in accord
with law that the debt was con
tracted, but it would protect our
credit abroad. Now there is a claim
for 89,200 and the government say
repudiate it and then destroy our
credit at home. Ho was in favor of
having the report printed and dis
cussed, rather than to have hasty
action in which an injustice could be
Minister Green said that there was
no parellism between the $75,000
spoken of by the Hon. Noble Smith
and these claims before the House,
lie could not understand why the
Judiciary Committee insisted in forc
ing this House to insert a certain
amount in the appropriation, for
Noblo Baldwin favored the motion
to lay the report on tho table to bo
considered with tho Appropriation
Noblo Wideinann said we were
now just where we were four days
ago, and ho did not see the use of
discussing this matter any more. lie
therefore renewed his motion to have
the report printed mid a day set
apart for its discussion.
Kep. Kinney said that ho did not
think that tho committee exceeded
their duty by making the recom
mendation thoy did, nnd if ho
thought there was any doubt about
it, he would ask the ruling of tho
chair in regard to it.
The chair said that they did not
exceed their duty. It was their
province to make such suggestions
as they thought proper.
The motion of the Minister of tho
Interior to adopt the report up to
the paragraph recommending an ap
propriation was carried.
Noble Baldwin reported from the
minority of the committee to whom
was referred the item of $12,000 for
the "Paradise of tho Pacific," re
commending that the government
take no such part in advertising
the country abroad.
Tho report was accepted and laid
on the tabic to bo considered with
the majority report.
The House then too recess until
1 p. in.
The House opened at 1 p. m.
President W. R. Castle in the chair.'
Roll called nnd nbscntoes noted.
KlU'OmS OK COMMITTERS.
Noble Baldwin reported from the
special committee to whom was re
ferred the item of $13,000 for elec
tric lighting. Tho committee are
of the opinion that the investment
will be a profitable onu and there
fore recommend that the item pass
as in the bill.
Noble Wideinann spoke against
it. lie said the amount was out of
all pioportion to the cost of the
plant, and another thing, the water
power was not suflicient to run the
extra dynamos required for this ser
vice. Noble Smith moved to accept tho
report and lay it on the table to bo
considered with the Appropriation
Minister Thurston said this mat
ter had been thoroughly discussed,
both pro and con, in the daily pa
pers, and but little more can be said
on it. The statement that the, fig
ures are about double what it will
cost, is incorrect. The plant offer
ed at a lower figure will not begin to
do the work. Figures and estimates
have been carefully gone into, and
the Thomas-Houston sj'stcm is the
only one to do the work. Ho said that
the Government would not buy any
plant through agents, but direct
from the Company and no commis
sions would be paid agents, lie
thought that the matter should be
finally settled now. Therefore he
moved to adopt the report of the
Noble Widemann said the Noble
in the corner furnished the lion.
Noblo Baldwin with estimates for a
plant of GO lights for this town that
was obtained from the Western
lileclric Light Co. of Chicago, which
is far below what our present lights
cost. Will the honorable Noble pro
duce that estimate?
Noble Baldwin said be had learn
ed more about electricity in the few
days that this investigation had
been going on. He was a little sur
prised in the figures shown him for
some of these plants and the esti
mates furnished by the Ministers.
There was a difference of nearly 50
per cent., but upon investigation it
was found that the Edison and other
systems were not suitable for the
purposes proposed in the bill, as
their power (with a small wire) can
only be transmitted a short distance,
while the Thompson-Houston system
is the high potential and can be
operated any distance with a small
wire; and the committee thought
that as the expense was but a little
more, (if the same service was re
quired), for the Thompson-Houston
system, that should be the one
adopted, as it lias many advantages
mat the otlier systems tlo not pos
sess. Noble Widemann said lie would
like to see those figures offered by
the Western Electric Light Com
pany. He could not remember
them, but he knew that they were
far below tho cost of the present
system. The idea of "high poten
tial" and "low potential" must
have emanated from the government
engineer of the Electric Bystem. He
certainly displayed a knowledge of
electric lighting when he erected
the posts for the present lights.
Thoy could not have been placed in
worse positions to give a minimum
amount of light to the people.
Tho report of the committeo was
RESOLUTION AND 1JILI.S.
The President said he had a com
munication from Noble Bertehnan,
asking indefinite leave of absence.
Minister Green answered the
question of the Honorable Noble
Wideinann relating to argrcements
with the bankers, stating that there
were no terms agreed upon except
that they should make returns on
their capital and not on the deposits.
Noble Kichardson gave notico of
a bill to regulato tho cultivation and
sale of awa.
Noble Hitchcock gave notico of
a bill to prevent married persons
from deserting one another.
Kep. Kinney gave notice of a bill
limiting the Courts in the punish
ment for contempt.
Kep. Kamauoba gave notico of a
bill to encourage tho manufacture of
Rep. Pachaolc gave notice of a
bill to amend Sec. 1 Chapter 14 of
the Session Laws of 188G, relating
to the sale of awa.
Rep. F, Brown offered a resolu
tion that all committees be ordered
to report to this House on bills peti
tions, etc., in their hands before
August Gth, 1888. Adopted.
Kep. Kinney gave notice of a bill
to facilitate the segregation of lepers.
Rep. F. Brown moved to recon
sider the voto of yestcrda', placing
tho internal tax bill on tho tabic.
Minister Thurston said wo have
buried that bill once ; now let it
rest. The motion was lost.
Kep. Kaniauoha gave notice of a
bill to repeal an Act making a per
manent settlement on John O. Dom
inis. oiinnu ok Tim day.
Consideration of the bill to pre
vent tho introduction of Coffee leaf
diseases. The bill passed to en
grossment to bo read a third lime
Consideration of the bill to repeal
Chap. 39 of the Laws of 1880, which
imposes a duty on foreign rice.
On motion the bill was referred to
the Committeo on Commerce.
Consideration of the bill to amend
Section 20 of the Education Act,
with the amendments recommended
by the Committee on Education, re
ducing the time of attending school
from tho age of 10 to 13 years, A
long debate on tho merits of this
bill ensued, in which several mem
bers took part.- Thebill was inde
finitely postponed by a vote of 19
Consideration of the Pounds and
Estiays bill: The section regulating
tho height of fences was taken up
for discussion. The bill makes 4i
feet the legal height of a fence.
Noblo Foster moved the previous
question, which was lost.
The discussion was then resumed
and resulted in the passage of the
section as in the bill. Subsequent
sections up to and including tho
20lh wore read and passed.
The House adjourn until 1 p. m.
51th Day August 1st.
The House opened at 10 a. m.,
President W. R. Castle in .the chair.
Roll called and absentees noted.
ncroRTS ok commitii:i:s.
Rep. F. Brown reported from the
Printing Committee that two bills
were printed and ready for distribu
tion. Rep. Kinney reported fiom the
special committee to whom were re
ferred the several petitions and bills
relating to konohiki rights, recom
mending that they be laid on the
table. They also presented a reso
lution to the effect that the Minister
of tho Interior investigate the kono
hiki fisheries rights and report the
result of such investigation to the
Legislature of 1890.
Minister Thurston moved to adopt
the report. He said a great deal of
time had been wasted in discussing
such measures, and if this thing goes
on and the House does not settle
down to work, the session will last
into September. There are several
lengthy bills that have not come be
fore the House 3'et.
Rep. Paehaolc considered he had
a right to be heard and not be
choked off by adopting this report.
He had a minority report to make,
but it would not bo ready until to
morrow morning. He therefore
moved to lay tho report on the table
to be considered with the minority
Minister Thurston moved an
amendment to lay the report on the
table to be considered to-morrow
morning, which was carried.
IlESOLUTIONS AND IIIIJ.S.
Rep. Kinney read a first time a
bill to define the limit of the Court
in punishing for contempt. Referred
to Printing Committee.
On motion the House took up tho
bills reported back from the Print
Second reading of the bill to regu
late the tenure of office of tax as
sessors and collectors, and the as
sessment and collection of taxes.
Referred to a select committee.
Second reading of a bill to regu
late bail. Referred to Judiciary
Second reading of a Jjill to regu
late the sale and importation of
opium in this Kingdom. Referred
to Judiuinry Committee.
Second reading of n bill to admit
kokuas to accompany lepers to
Molokai. Referred to Sanitary
Second reading of a bill to pro
vide for the protection of certain
fish in Hawaiian waters. Referred
to Judiciary Committee.
Second reading of tho bill to regu
late the slaughter and sale of beef.
Referred to Judiciary Committee.
Consideration of the pound and
One or two amendments were to
sections previously considered and
the bill passed to engrossment to lie
read a third time on Tuesday next.
Consideration of the bm to better
prevent the illicit traffic Tn spiritu
Tho bill was on motion read sec
tion by section.
Section 1 was passed as read.
Section 2 was boing considered
when tho House took recess until 1
MCMORIAI. SESSION. Sl'CEOIIKS EUI.O-
oistio or Tin: late s. o, wii.deh.
Wednesday, August 1st.
1 he House reassembled at 1 p
m., and was called to order by the
i-resuicnt, wno announced that the
special order of the day was, reso
lutions and eulogistic remarks in
connection with the Hon. S, G. Wil
der, deceased, a late member of this
House and iU honored President 11 n
to the time of his last sickness.
On the rostrum with the President
sat II. K. H, Princess Liliuoka'ani
and Princess Kaiulani. The mem
bers of tho family of the deceased,
Judges of tho Supreme Court, and
members of the Diplomatic Corps
occupied scats on tho left of the
hall. Directly in front of the family
was the desk and chair of tho de
ceased draped in mourning. . Tho
back and centre of tho hall weic
comfortably filled with many repre
sentative people of the islands'.
After tho formal opening Noblo
Widomann offered the following
resolution which ho read with much
feeling and pathos :
Whereas it has pleased Almighty
God to lemovc lieneo by death
Samuel Gardner Wilder, an honor
able member and late presiding
ofilccr of this House,
And whereas, it is not only in the
councils of the nation but in the
business affairs of tho country that
great loss has been occasioned by
And whereas, wc desire to record
this tribute to the memory of ono
who has been an enterprising citi
zen, able administrator of public
nfiairs, and loyal friend, be it
Resolved, That we, the members
of the Legislature of this Kingdom
hereby express our deep sorrow for
the death of our distinguished col
That wc hereby express our ap
preciation of his fidelity and effici
ency in the high ofllccs'which he has
held ; of his courage and persever
ance in the important business en
terprises lie has nroseeutp.d : nt Mm
deeds of kindness he has tendered
to his fellow men, and of his loyalty
to the true interests of ttie country.
That wc hereby lender oiu res
pectful sympathy to the bereaved
liiinily of the deceased.
That these resolutions be spread
upon the records of tho House and
an engrossed copy thereof be pre
sented to the family of the deceased.
Minister Green supported the mo
tion to adopt the resolution and
said: Theie are many members of
this House who can say what I want
to say so much better than I can,
that I will only occupy your time a
few moments. But I do feel, Mr.
Piesident. that having known our
late lespeeted, may I not say, be
loved, Piesident S. G. WJIder for a
quarter of a century, that I would
like to pny a short tribute to his
memory in the capacity in which I
have known him best, that is as the
representative man in this Kingdom
of commercial and industrisl enter
prises, whether ho was engaged in
furnishing Uiu exhausted lands of
Europe with fertilizeis from the re
mote coral islands of the Pacific, in
establishing successfully steam com
munication between the different
districts 0 the group, or in giving
us a marine railway where our ves
sels can he conveniently repaired.
All these have been signal successes,
whilu the last great enterprise which
he undertook the Ililo and llama
kua railway although not yet an
accomplished fact, must end finally
in success. It was not, Mr. Presi
dent, that there w.13 anything un
sound in that scheme which tempor
arily arrested its progress, but the
unfortunate fact that man continues
to bear false witness against his
neiahbor. There is perhaps no fifty
miles of country in the world where
a railway is more necessary for its
development than the fifty miles be
tween Waipio gulch and Hilo, and
it will bo made, Mr. President, if it
be mile by mile and gulch by gulch.
It is being so made, and when com
pleted from end to end should still
be called Wilder's railway for ho
lias borne the heat and burden of
the day, and it is probable that the
late disappointment which he ex
perienced in the progress of this
scheme helped to deprive tho coun
try of the leader of its industrial
enterprises, and this House of its
President. There arc, I am sure,
many members ot this House and
many citizens of this Kingdom who
can sympathize as I do, with our
late President, in the anxieties which
the temporary failure of a well
planned scheme brought upon him.
In our best efforts we often find that
success is prevented by events be
yond our control. Under all tho
circumstances, it may perhaps be
that those who knew and loved S.
G. "Wilder should not give way to
regrets, that he is now removed
from the effects of envy, hatred and
malice, and that ho is now "where
the wicked cease from troubling and
the weary arc at rest."
Minister Austin said: In express
ing my sorrow for the deatli of our
illustrious friend I feel that there
aro three separate characters tn
which lie may bo regarded. First,
as a useful public citizen. Tho best
eulogy that could be pronounced
upon him in this regard would bo
an enumeration of tho works of
utility for the country nt largo, and
for tho business community, which
lie inaugurated and carried into
effect. Such works will, I doubt
not, bo mentioned by those better
ablo than I to sot them foith, but
thoy aro too well known and appre
ciated hero to require statement by
me. Second, as a member and as
President of the Legislature. Ho
was a statesmen of comprehensive
mind, and sound judgment, always
prepared to think and act with iu
telhgenco and promptness upon all
questions of public interest, a safo
counsellor for the good of tho peo
ple, lie was a good speaker, who
could stato concisely ids views in
anguago always courteous to his
tould understand exactly what he
intended to convey, As a prcsld-