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DAILY BULLTBTOIBr WEEKLY SUMMARY I HONOLULU, If, L, AUGUST 1, laflB,
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ing officer lio hntl the faculty of des
patching business rapidly without
curtailing the rights or incurring the
ill will of any. Third, as a private
individual, as a friend 1 am proud
to believe, as 1 do, that I was num
bered among the friends of Samuel
G. Wilder. I made his acquain
tance in 1877 and tliu friendship
which then commenced remained
bright, warm and unbroken till he
was called to a life beyond the
grave, where so many of our loved
ones have preceded him, and where
we shall all hope to meet with him
when we also are called. 1 knew
him intimately, and while others
may express their appreciation of
his character in more fitting terms,
I am sure that none can more truth
fully sny, 1 mourn the loss of a good
and true friend. The business men
of this country have lost nil active,
energetic, upright competitor. The
Legislature has lost an able, honor
able co-laborer in the work of that
body. And we have all lost the
genial, hearty friend who was
ready to extend a cordial smile to
every one, and a helping hand to
those who were in need of it. While
we all mourn our great loss let us
be consoled with the memories which
will remain with us, nnd while
dropping a tear upon his grave that
his life was devoted to useful works,
and to loving friendship.
Noble Smith said :
Mr. President; As we think of
the death of Mr. Wilder, who was
bo lately one of our number, a Hood
of memories crowd upon us. It be
comes dllllcult to express our feel
ings. AVe know that he would not
have us utter florid eulogies, or
speak extravagant praise, but it is
due to his memory and to ourselves
that we pause and speak of our
friend and colleague, lie has been
taken from the toil and strife, and
we remain. He has weathered the
storm and reached the haven, wc
are still buffeting the waves. He.
has passed "into the land of the
great departed, into the silent land"
and wc are left to the noise and tu
mult of life's battle. But no man
lives to himself alone, every life
leaves its impress, its "footprints on
the sands of time." Every one with
whom we come in contact is influ
enced by our lives. It is as we pro
fit by these lessons that we gain
wisdom and strength. While others
speak of the many thoughts which
come unbidden on this occasion, I
desire to allude briefly to two which
have been present with me since his
disease. In contemplating the life
of Samuel Gardner Wilder, certain
prominent facts appear, amongst
the most marked of which were his
popularity, and his achievements in
great business enterprises. He en
joyed the popular approval and es
teem to a degree shared hy few. It
was not an evanescent or ephemeral
popularity, but a regard which stood
the test of years and held the public
confidence. Such personal popu
larity is not the result of accident,
nor of power, nor of wealth. He
was admired for his courage and
success, and respected for his inte
grity, but the personal esteem in
which he was held was based on his
kindness of heart and unselfishness.
The world the great human heart
demands that menshallbc unselfish
before they receive personal aifee
tion and favor. Mr. Wilder was
generous and kind of heart from na
tural impulse, and not from special
principle or policy. He was syste
matic, prompt, bold and persevering
in business ; he was public spirited
and possessed rare executive ability,
but the elements which endeared
him to the people were his genuine
kindness and unselfishness. It is
too often the case that men arc laid
away in their graves without receiv
ing expressions of approval from
their fcllowmeu. After the turf has
closed over tnem, nnd mean jealous
ies have been vanquished by death,
then the people do them honor.
Songs are sung to their memory;
and the words ot praise which would
have done so much to cheer and
strengthen them once, are poured
out when the need of them is past.
It is a matter for congratulation
that this mean trait of human nature
received but limited illustration in the
case of Mr. Wilder. In his large
enterprises and plans, and in his
administration of public affairs, ho
received the plaudits and encomi
ums of tlin people. For many of
the kindly acts rendered to others,
tributes of affection and regard
were bestowed upon him. It is gra
tifying that this House had oppor
tunity to tender him its last expres
sions of approval and sympathy be
fore it was too late. In his business
experiences and achievements one
lesson will impress all who are fami
liar with the facts: That was the
persoverauce and courage with
which ho overcame obstacles. But
few men, under the circumstances
in which Mr. Wilder was placed,
would hnvo undertaken some of the
enterprises in which ho engaged ;
and fewer htill would hnvo mastered
the difficulties he encountered. His
patience, peraeveranco and courage
arc worthy of emulation. Defeat,
failure and apparently insurmounta
ble difficulties did not daunt him.
The lesson of his achievements in
the face of disheartening obstacles
and embarrassments is onejwe may
well heed in dealing with public af
fairs. Our own experiences and the
experiences of others are only valu
able as we profit by them. In the
death of Mr. Wilder tho country
und this House have sulfered great
loss, but we may treasure his mem
ory and profit by the lessons ho
Kep''J?U. Kiwaluui said: Mr
Wilder had been In the oountry
sonic time before I became acquaint
ed with him ; it was during the llmo
that he was agent of the steamer
Kilatica that 1 became intimate with
him. This agency had been under
taken by others and had met with
notliing'bul failurcs,but when heun
deitook personally the charge of this
Government vessel, and attended to
the business as if it was his own,
the work prospered, thus was laid
tho foundation of a prosperous
steam navigation business in this
Kingdom. After Kamehaincha V.
died without an heir to the throne
wc see Mr. Wilder on tho rostrum
at Kaumakapili acting as president
of a large mass meeting of excited
citizens, and conducting that meet
ing with tact and skill so that there
was no open strife or confusion. The
result of that meeting was the no
mination of W. C. Luualilo, to the
throne of Hawaii,
reign of that King
realm, and from
During the short
j have seen Mr.
a noble of the
that time until
July 7, 1887, when the new Consti
tution did away with the appointed
House of Nobles, ho was a distin
guished member of the Legislature
of this Kingdom. On the 12th of
September, 1887, and while Mr.
Wilder was in England, his name
was brought forward as a candidate
for Noble for the Island of Oahu,
and he was returned at the head of
the ticket. During the administra
tion of the late W. L. Moehonua, I
was a colleague of Mr. Wilder on
the Board of Health and I can tes
tify to his uniform kindness and
consideration for tho feelings of
others displayed in his intercourse
with them. Another characteristic
of the thoroughness with which every
tiling was done by him was displayed
when he was agent of the Board of
Health. He visited the Leper Set
tlement on Molokai every quarter
and personally inspected the condi
tion of the unfortunates confined
there and patiently listened to
everything they had to complain of,
ami when he had heard the stories
of all. he would then and there if
possible, devise some means to relieve
their trouble. Again in 1875-6 I was
associated with the deceased as a
member of the commission col
lecting and sending an exhibit to
tho Centennial exhibition in Amer
ica. In 1878 lie (Mr. Wilder) was
appointed Minister of the Interior
and premier, and during his incum
bency of two years-, the work on
roads, bridges and landings through
out the Islands progressed rapidly.
For these works he was highly es
teemed by the people. The estima
tion in which he was held (especially
by the natives) was greater than
that of any other occupant of a
Ministerial position, lie related an
anecdote of Mr. Wilder which he
had heard some time ago. "When
the deceased was speaking about
Christians and their labors, lie said
"1 am not a Christian, but I do
think that with the prayers of the
servants of Almighty God, my un
dertakings have met with success.
And 1 firmly believed that that was
one reason why all clergymen of
whatever tlcmomination, were al
ways allowed to travel on his
steamers at reduced rates. Mr.
Wilder was a gentleman highly re
spected among Ilawaiians for his
treatment of all classes with respect
and kindness. A poor man who sought
an audience with him was never
turned away. It is true Mr. Wilder
is dead, but his name lives in tho
steamship business, the Marine Rail
way, Railroad and other enterprises,
in which a lame number of em
ployees arc receiving their susten
ance. Noble Hitchcock said : Mr. Presi
dent It is with gratification that I
have listened to the eulogies, deliv
ered within these walls this after
noon, to the memory of one of Ha
waii's noblest citizens. I have per
sonally known tho honorable. Samuel
G. Wilder, almost from the time he
first became a resident and citizen
of this little Kingdom. And more
over it lias uccn my privilege 10
have many times sat with him in tho
legislative councils of the nation.
To know him, was to admire and
respect. No one who ever met him
in the everyday push of business,
whether of that appertaining to the
public good, for which he was so
often called upon to act, or that of
private enterprise, but was forced
to admire him for his tireless energy
and indomitable pluck. His tena
city of purpose was wonderful ; and
when once His clear-sighted mind
was made up to attain an end, it
was almost sure of being attained.
And there is but little doubt that if
his life had been 'spared a few years
longer, the crowning desiro ot that
life, the building of the railway
f i om Hilo to Waipio, would have
been fulfilled. He used private
means for accomplishing public
good. Ab, for instance, the build
ing of tho Kohala railway. Tho
careful surveys made for the sixty
miles of rail, connecting the fertile
tioros of llamakua with the port of
Hilo, the mapping and explorations
necessary lor a carriage road from
Hilo to that greatest of Hawaiian
wonders, tho Crater of Kilauea ; ho
it was who first, agitated in theso
halls the necessity for a supply of
pure water for the town of illlo,
which, thanks to his efforts last ses
sion, will soon be, I hope, a reality.
These aro a few of the instances
which have shown in tho man a pub
lic spiiitedness, not excelled by any
one living on these islands. In
every measure he identified hinruelf
with tho country of his adoption,
and to-day no name is more widely
known, or held in greater esteem by
the native Ilawaiians, than that of
"Walla." And with good reason
loo; lie was a true friend of the Ila
waiians, and they know it j and as
such ho is mourned by them from
Hawaii to Niilmu. Mr. President,
Hilo and Hawaii mourn his loss, and
here in these halls, where his voice
has so often been heard, advocating
every measure which would advance
tho interest of Hawaii nci, will we
offer the tribute of our love and
respect a love and respect born
not so much of his great deeds, as
of his unselfish regard for, and de
sire to benefit, all Hawaii in all that
ho undertook. A love and respect,
which not only fills every heart to
day, but which will ever keep fresh
in the memory of all Ilawaiians
the honored name of Samuel G.
Noble Richardson said : My first
acquaintance with our lamented
colleague, was on the island of
Maui, and our friendly relations ex
isted from that time to the day of
his decease. I had the honor of
being a fellow Legislator in the ses
sion of 188 1 and found his council
to be of great value to Hawaii. He
was one of my friends who extended
to me n helping hand, and thus got
me out of many difficulties. Mr.
Wilder is dead, but his deeds live
and speak for tho dead.
Rep. Rico spoke in Hawaiian, the
substance of his remarks were, that
he had known him since lie the
speaker was a very young man, ho
called to mind an incident in the
life of the deceased that made an
impression on him which had lasted
to this day. It was many years
ago, Mr. Wilder was on Kauai, and
he (the speaker) jn company with
the deceased and several others,
were visiting a very beautiful water
fall, the conversation turned on re
ligion, and rather a scoffing remark
was made by one of the party, Mr.
Wilder immediately in a kindly
manner, said to this person, "no
matter what you think of religion
you should not ridicule it." The
speaker said he had many times re
called tiiat remark to mind, and
thought in what a kind and digni
fied manner the rebuke was given,
lie dwelt extensively on the many
noble traits of character possessed
by tho deceased and particularly on
his unvarying kindness and con
sideration for all, ycli and poor,
humble and exalted.
Noble Townscnd said: Mr. President-It
is not fitting that 1 should
attempt to review the public acts of
the Honorable S. G. Wilder during
his long residence in these Islands.
All the members of this House are
as familiar with his career as I, and
many arc more so. 1 cannot speak
from memory of his arrival in these
Islands. 1 was not here at that
time, nor for many years afterward.
Yet, as one of the j'ounger members
of the House, I am not willing to
let the opportunity pass to add my
tribute to the character of the de
ceased. My personal acquaintance
with him was brief, yet I could not
fail to observe his great popularity
and look for the cause of it. AVhcti
constituencies vie with each other
for the honor of returning him to
this Assembly, that fact naturally
provoked the inquiry. "Why this
popularity?" It has been weil said
upon this lloor to-day that such po
pularity is not fortuitous. It is the
effect following some cause. For
that cause we must look to the
character of the man. First among
his distinguishing characteristics
was his great kindness of heart.
This induced in him a tender solici
tude for the weak, lie always sym
pathized witli those who found life's
battles hard. It was this feeling
which made him always anxious for
the welfare of the native Hawaiian
race. And that he had this anxiety
for their welfare was so fully recog
nized by them that he is now
mourned, as has been said hero to
day, from Hawaii to Niilmu. It
was this greatness of heart which
inspired in him sucli a fatherly re
gard for all of his employees as al
ways characterized him." I would
that some one of those employees
who knows how it grieved him to
lake a business course which would
militate against any one of them
l would that sucn a one were on
the lloor of this House to-day to
testify to his kindliness of heart.
Not all of his employees and few or
the outside world know how deeply
it hurt him to disappoint and dam
age one who was working for him.
It was this greatness of heart com
bined with his generous public
spirit nnd his large capacity for
business which contributed chielly
to make him the successful and po
pular man he was. These were the
principal elements of his greatness.
And in these respects young men
may well look to him for an exam
ple. Rep. Paehaolc said: This man
was a strong supporter of Hawaii,
and it was a great calamity to a na
tion to lose such a citizen as S. G.
Wilder. Among all nations are
found monuments, some erected to
recount valoioii!) deeds, some in re
membrance of great works achieved,
and some in remembrance of the
many virtues of Iho ono whom tho
monument commemorates. Our de
parted friond, S. G. Wilder, has
left before us on tho face of Hawaii,
several of his undertakings which
will stand as monuments to his
memory, but outside of all these ho
has been a father to this nation.
His administration of tho various
offices he filled in the Government
was marked by a decided and per
manent benefit to the nation. He
has gone, ho has rested from his
life's works, but his good works aro
prominent monuments to his mem
ory. Noble Widcinann said: 1 shall
confino myself to the rehearsal of
some of the traits of the deceased.
I will call attention to his kindness
of hcait, his regard for others' feel
ings, his love of truth and justice,
and his noble, upright life. May
we find many that will try to fill the
place that he has vacated.
Noble Luhiau spoke feelingly of
the many good traits of the deceas
ed, and told several anecdotes illus
trative of liis generous regard for
the Ilawaiians, anil how by these
acts of kindness he had endeared
himself to all Ilawaiians. The
speaker joined with his colleagues
in expressions of sorrow at the de
mise of so amiable a man and such
a staunch friend of tho natives.
- Rep. Kinney said that to those
who understand Hawaiian the speech
of the last speaker reveals why the
Ilawaiians revere, the memory of
this man. He has told in a simplo
way what those traits were that en
deared Mr. Wilder to tho uatives,
and 1 am very glad that the speaker
has been pleased to confine himself
to anecdotes illustrative of the pecu
liarities of the deceased. Mr. Wil
der had the faculty of drawing
young men to him, and many look
ed up to him for advice and guid
ance, and no young man who sought
his council but will testify to the
kindly spirit and fatherly advice
given. Last Friday when I was going
home, I heard that it was extremely
doubtful if Mr. AVilder would last
through the night, and I watched
the sun as it was setting ; it looked
ominous, and as I thought of the
life close by, fast ebbing away, it
reminded mo of the nothingness of
human affairs. It was just as use
less for human hands to try and stop
the ebbing away of that life, as it
was for them to try and stop the
setting, of the sun. In his simple
life Mr. Wilder shunned all shams
and expressed a wish that his obse
quies should be unattended with any
pomp ; and in that same simple
spirit I believe if he could speak to
us to-day, he would say, forget the
Railroad, the Minister, the Noble,
and let me go to the land unknown,
as a friend. I give my testimony
to the undying friendship displayed
by the deceased.
Noble Watcrhouse said that the
deceased was a true friend to the
Ilawaiians, and we have met with a
great loss in his death.
The resolution was unanimously
The House adjourned until 10 a
55th Day August 2nd.
The House opened at 10 a. m.
President W. R. Castle in the Chair.
Roll called and absentees noted.
ItKPOltT OF COMMITTEES.
Rep. C. Brown reported from the
Judiciary Committee to whom was
referred the bill to regulate the Bu
reau of Public Instruction, recom
mending that the bill pass with such
amendments as the committee offer.
The report was laid on the table
to be considered witli the bill.
Rep. Paehaolc offered a minority
report from tho Select Committee to
whom was referred the bill relating
to certain privileges to be granted
people Hying on Konohiki lands, re
commending the passage of the bills.
This report was laid on the table
to be considered with the majority
report and the bill.
nr.soMJTioxs and im.r.s.
Minister Thurston offered the fol
lowing resolution :
Wnintr.AS, by reason of the death
of the Hon. Samuel G. Wilder, a
member of this Assembly, there i
vacancy in the number of Nobles to
which tiie Island of Oahu is entitled ;
Jicsolvcd, That the Secretary of
this Assembly is hereby instructed
to inform the Minister of Interior of
such fact, and request that an elec
tion be ordered to fill such vacancy.
Rep. F. Brown read a first time a
bill to amend Section 1030 of the
OllUKIl OP THE DAY.
Consideration) t the bills relating
to konohiki rights.
Minister Thurston moved that the
bills bo laid on the table.
Tho nyes and noes were called on
The Chair ruled that two bills
could not be disposed of at ono time
in this manner. So the vole will bo
called on Bill No. 55 relating to
Konohiki fishorics. Ayes 18; Noes
Rep. Paehaolc moved that Bill
No. 50 pass to engrossment. This
bill gives tenants the right to fire
wood, ti leaves, olona and other pro
ducts of tho land, but they cannot
niako a business of taking such pro
ducts to sell for profit.
Noble Smith offered an amend
ment, that no Imported trees, fruit
trees, exotics or young trees, shall
be cut without the consent of tho
The nyes and noes were called on
the indefinite; postponement of the
bill. Ayes 20 ; Noes 15.
Third reading of a bill to regulate
tuition fees in the public schools.
Thiid reading of a bill to prohibit
tho collection of tuition fees in cer
tain Government schools. Passed.
Recess till 1 p. m.
The House rc-asscmblcd at 1 p.
m. and resumed the
OIlDUIt OF THE DAY,
Second reading of tho bill to bet
ter prevent tho illicit traffic in apiri-
tuous liquors. Motion to indeflilUcly
postpone the bill was lost on the
following division: ayes 15, noes 21.
The bill was lefencdlo a select
committee consisting of Minister
Ashford, Nobles Watcrhouse and
Dole, and Reps. Kawainui and Na
onc. Second reading of tho bill to regu
late the sale of ales, wines and
liquors. Considered with the com
mittee report and a substitute bill
ofllcrcd by them.
On motion of Rep. F. Brown the
original bill was laid on the tabic.
Tho substitute bill was taken up
and considered section by section.
Section 1 passed as read.
Section 2 was read and discussed.
This section and the whole bill
was referred back to tho committee
that introduced it.
Second reading of the bill relating
to the use of explosives in fishing.
Considered section by section and
passed with amendments suggested
by committee to engrossment, to be
read a third time on Monday.
Second reading of the bill relating
to divorce. Passed to engrossment
to be read a third time on Monday
Second reading of' the bill to
amend the Act relating to the Ha
waiian Savings Bank.
Considered section by section
with report and amendments of Fi
nance Committee, July 00. During
the discussion of this bill the House
adjourned until 10 a. m. Friday.
5Gtu Day Aug. 3.
The House opened at 10 a. m.
Picsident W. R. Castle in the chair.
Roll called and absentees noted.
Under suspension of tho rules six
petitions were read and referred to
UEI'OIITS OF COMMITTEES.
Rep. F. Brown reported fiom the
Printing Committee that the report
of the Committee on lunance was
ready for distribution.
Rep. C. Brown reported from the
Judiciary Committee to whom was
referred the bill to restrict the im
portation and sale of opium, recom
mending a change of title, and witli
this change that the bill pass. Laid
on the table to be considered with
Also from the samo committee re
lating to the bill to regulate the
slaughter and sale of beef, recom
mending that it pass. Adopted.
The bill passed to engrossment to
be read a third time on Tuesday.
Also on the bill to protect certain
fishes in Hawaiian waters, recom
mending that tho bill pass.
The report was received and laid
on the table to be considered with
Rep. Rice reported from the spe
cial committee to whom were re
ferred the items for water works at
Koloa and Wailuku, recommending
that S-l, 000 be inserted in the Ap
propriation Bill for water works at
Koloa, Kauai, and S20,000 be insert
ed in the same bill for water works
in Wailuku and Kahului, Maui. The
report was received and laid on the
table to be considered with the Ap
Noble Hitchcock reported from
the committee to whom was referred
the petition that crown lands be
bold to native Ilawaiians only, re
commending that it be laid on the
Also from the committee to whom
were referred certain petitions re
lating to the lease of crown lands
about Punchbowl, stating that the
land is leased to the Queon, and
this House had no right to interfere
in the matter of rents. They hope,
however, that all crown lands will be
put into the hands of the Minister of
the Interior and then the abuses
complained of will be stopped.
They therefore recommend that the
petitions be laid on the table.
Noble Widemann reported from a
majority of the special committee to
whom was referred the bill to pro
hibit peddling, recommending the
indefinite postponement of the bill.
The report was received and laid on
the table to be considered with the
Noblo Smith reported from tho
minority of the same committee on
tho bill to prohibit peddling, recom
mending the passage of an amend
ment in tho form of a now bill which
was read. Botli repot ts were re
ceived to be considered with the bill.
iu:soumoxs and iiii.ia.
Minister Austin reported that he
had presented to His Majesty for
signature four bills.
Noble Dole asked permission to
give notice of a bill, as the time for
such notice had expired. Permis
sion was granted and ho gave notice
of a bill to reduce taxes on carts and
Noble Widemann asked tho fol
The year 1887 has furninbed this
country what it never had beforo
"three tax collectors." One ap
pointed by tbo Government, and
the banks of Bishop & Co., and
Clans Sproekels &. Co.
I never imagined that any one
voluntarily would consider himself
collector of taxes without any au
thority of law, and tliereforo my en
quiries of His Excellency tho Minis
ter of Finance. I hereby offer him
my apologies for these 'importuni
ties. From His Excellency's an
swers it becomes patent that the
two banks imposed tho duty of col
lecting tuxes upon themselves tliu
' proof of tho fact that they did col
: lect taxes is in tho hands of tho
I would call the attention of tho
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would ask him whether he w
anv notice of it? or without
test he will suffer private individu
als to take into their hands tho func
tions of Government.
Rep. Kinney read n first time a
bill to facilitate the segregation of
lepers. Referred to Printing Com
mittee. OIlDKll of thi: HAY.
Consideration of the bill to amend
the law relating to the Hawaiian
Savings liank. Postponed until
Noble Baldwin is in the House.
Consideration of the bill to repeal
the law relieving certain articles
from impost duties. Indefinitely
Consideration of the bill to en
courage the cultivation of coffee.
Postponed and put at the foot of
Second reading of the bill relating
to the street railway of Honolulu.
The bill was considered section bi
section. While the firt section was being
discussed a motion to take a recess
until 1 p. in. was carried.
The House rc-asscmblcd at 1 p.
m., and resumed the consideration
of the Street Railway bill.
Noble Widcinann offered an
amendment that sidings, switches
and turnouts or double tracks be al
lowed to bo constructed.
Minister Ashford moved another
amendment, which was that a single
track railway witli all necessary sid
ings should bo maintained. lie
could see, as had been stated in this
House, "a nigger on the fence.,'
The Company had agreed to certain
suggestions from the committee in
the evening, and in llic morning
wanted some other concession. This
double track business was a disguise
for the company to demand the
whole earth. They could double
the road upon any street in the city,
except as expressly prohibited. He
had just been informed, if this
amendment passes, they intend to
double the track on Fort street, be
tween Queen street and the water
front, which lie should strenuously
oppose, a3 it would exclude the pub
lic from that part of tho street.
Noblo Smith supported tho motion
of the Attorney-General in certain
ways, but lie would add to his
amendment, "along Fort street
from the water front to Queen street
a double track may be laid." He
said that there were cci tain times
in the week when there was a large
trallic on that pot lion of Fort street,
and theie should be a double track;
also that a double track should be
I operated along the city front.
Noble loung said lie did not loou
upon this system as an invasion of
an enenij', but lojkcd upon the in
troduction of a street railway in Ho
nolulu as a great boon to the public.
He was asked to bring in a bill to
extend the franchise, lie consent
ed to do so, provided the company
would allow a clause in the bill that
would compel them to keep the
streets in repair for two feet on
cither side of the track. This they
agreed to, and it is ten times more
than they ask from the Government
now, to add new streets to the fran
chise. He was strongly in favor of
a double track wherever the streets
are wide enough to admit of it, and
was surprised Hint the Attorney
General, a progressive man, should
oppose it. The railway would be a
boon to the working people. Many
a ono can afford to ride lor 5 cents,
where ho would have to walk' if ho
were obliged to ' pay 25 cents as
now. If this is not a benefit that
the people did not have before, then
he had been laboring under a mis
take. Minister A&hfoid said that ho ltad
advocated, if a railway should lie
built in this little kingdom, it should
be done by a company of Hawaiian
residents and subject to tho laws of
this kingdom, (and that is Hie sc
crctof the report being delayed.) He
finally relinquished his objection and
agreed to support Hie bill as origin
ally presented, but he did want a
company that would be subject to
the laws of this kingdom, and not
one that would say, we aro British
ers and wo will call upon our coun
try for protection. Ho relinquished
his objections nnd thought that no
more amendments would be offered,
but heaven knows how many mote
amendments arc in store or to what
extent wc arc putting ourselves at
the mercy of English sharpers, who
have already swindled us out of
$75,000 in the loan transaction. But
all personal feeling should be put
aside in the consideration ot this
bill, but if these amendments pass,
there is nothing to prevent this com
pany from laying a double track in
any and all the streets of the city.
Tho tights of the people Bhould bo
considered, and no company should
bo allowed to crowd the people from
Noblo Widemann said ho opposed
the bill when it came up in 1881,
but was out-voted. Ho was opposed
to it now on the samo grounds. But
as a member of tho committee to
whom was referred tho bill ho had
agreed to certain amendments. The
Attorney-Genera) introduced tho
original bill, and ho would ask the
mcinucis 10 compare mo original
bill with tho bill prepared by the
committee. The company aro pay
ing a heavy rental for our btrects
by being obliged to keep the streets
in repair for two feet on either side
of tho track. He would like to seo
a don bio track on every street in
town. Then tho Government would
bo at no expense to keep the roads
The amendment of Noble Wide
mann as amended by Noblo Smith,
Rep. Paehaolc moved to refer tho
bill to a select committee. Lost.
The amendment to allow a double
track on Fort street, from Queen
street to the water front, and along
the water front, wni-earricd, and tho
whole section carried as amended.
Section 2 was considered and
passed as read.
Noble Widemann moved to re
consider the section, that he might
amend by striking out the words,
"to abide by. observe and perform
the said conditions."
The Attorney-General spoke
against this amendment, as it would
surrender all rights of individuals or
the Government to bring suit against
the company for any damages that
might accrue, as, for instance, if
they should not maintain the road
flush with the rail, and by so doing
an accident should happen, there is
no remedy at law.
Noble Young said it was not obli
gatoty on the company now to keep
the road Hush with the rails. (His
attention was called to section 1
where it expressly states that they
should do so). He thought the
Attorney-General had a serious
nightmare in regard to this road.
Rep. Kinney said if the Govern
ment had a contract with the com
pany, it should be a legal and bind
ing one, and if any concessions aro
made it should bo in favor of the
Government. The Attorney-General
is perfectly right in wanting
the rights of the public protected.
The motion to reconsider was lost.
Section 3 was read and passed as
in the bill.
Section -t was read, and the Minis
ter of the Interior moved to amend
by making the proviso, that maca
dam shall lie furnished by the Gov
ernment when it has any on hand.
This provoked a hot discussion.
Noble Young said that the com
pany should not be held to the con
tract when the Government could
not furnish the stone for repairs.
Rep. Kinney moved to amend by
adding the words "that when the
Government has no material on
hand, the company shall have the
use of the steam crusher and stone
from the Government quarry."
Minister Thurston said that Noble
Young seemed opposed to 'any
amendment that protected the Gov
ernment, and favored any amend
ment that granted the railway com
nany any concession.
Noble Smith spoke against tiie
amendments and said that he did
not think it wise to allow that com
pany or any other the use of Gov
ernment tools or machinery.
Noble Widemann spoke in favor
of referring the section to the Min
ister of the Interior, and therefore
made a motion to that effect. Car
ried. The Minister of the Interior then
amended the section so that it
rend, "but macadam stone when iu
stock, or the use under the control
of the Government, of the stone
crusher, plant and material."
Noble Young moved an amend
ment to include the use of the Rail
road Engine and cars to handle tho
Minister Thurston's amendment
was carried and the section passed
Section 5 passed as in the bill.
Section 0 passed as in the bill.
Noble Dole moved to insert a new
section to be called sectiou 7, grant
ing the Minister of the Interior the
right to regulate the schedule upon
which the cars shall run, and to
compel tho company to run cars
over certain parts of the road not
more than three times a day, and
for nonconformity witli the ordere
of the Minister of the Interior the
company shall be subject to a fine
of not more than $25. The motion
to indefinitely postpone the section
Section 7 passed as in the bill.
Noble Smith moved to reconsider
section 1 of the bill, so that he could
move to extend the time to Sep
tember, 1800. Lost.
The bill then passed as amended
to engrossment, to be read a third
time on Tuesday next.
The House then adjourned until
10 a. m. Monday.
57tii Day Aug. Cth.
The House opened at 10 a. in.,
President W. It. Castle in the Chair.
Roll called and absentees noted.
Eight petitions from various dis
tricts were presented and referred
to appropriate committees.
ltr.i'oui's or COMMITTEES.
Rep. F. Brown reported 3 bills
printed and ready for distribution.
UF.S0I.UTI0K3 AND WEES.
Rep. Kuiuauohu asked the Min
ister of the Interior if a decision of
two-thirds of tho Konn Road Board
is binding? And if they made an
agroomont to work a piece of road
for a certain price, is that agree
Noblo Dole read a first time a bill
to regulate the tax on tails and
drays, making the annual tax 2.00
each. Referred to Printing Com
mittee Rep. Paehaolc read a first time
a bill to amend Article 02 of the
Constitution, relating to the fran
chise. Rep, C. Brown moved to reject
tho bill, Carried.
Hep. Kinney moved a reconsider
ation of Sectiou 2 of bill 110, which
is Railway Bill. Carried.
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