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Honolulu, H. 1., July 27, 1888. C,
Holders of water privileges or
those paying witter rates are hereby
notified that the hours for using
water for irrigating purposes are
from 0 to 8 o'clock a. m., and from
A. to 0 o'clock r. m.
C1IAS. JJ. WILSON,
Superintendent Water Work?.
Approved: ,. A. Thurston,
Miuistei of Interior.
BISHOP & Co., J3ANKEKS
Honolulu. Hawaiian Islands.
Draw Exchange on tlio
JBu.ii It ol Cnlil'oruin, H. IT.
And their agents in
NEW YORK, BOSTON, HONG KONG.
Messrs. N. M. Rothschild & Son, Loudon
The Commercial Bank Co., of Sydney,
The Commercial Bank Co., of Sydney,
The Bank of New Zealand: Auckland,
Christchurch, and Wellington,
The Bank of British Columbia, Vic
toria, B. C, and Portland, Or.
Transact a Ucncral Banking Business,
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Pledged to neither Sect nor Party,
Hut established for the benefit of all.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 22, 1888.
It has been said that the only ar
gument of weight against secret
voting in the Election Bill, adduced
in the discussion of that point in the
House, was the illiteracy of voters,
and that the Attorney-General com
pletely exploded this argument.
"Wc believe both these assertions
are pretty near the truth. And yet
for some reason or other, there is a
strong aversion to the secret ballot
on tho part of some gentlemen out
of the House as well as in it.
The writtr is reminded of the
dead set which was made against
secret voting in England, when the
question was first introduced to the
House of Commons. Landlords
and the employers of labor were
strongly opposed to it, and predict
ed all kinds of calamities to follow
its adoption. Those gentry knew
that their contiol of the votes of
the people dependent on them
would cease under the proposed sys
tem of secret voting, and this was a
power to which they clang with a
determined tenacity. Other classes
' also opposed the change, because it
was an innovation and was as they
put it, un-English, that i-,, not open
and abovo board. Nevertheless,
after a long and fierce struggle the
measure was carried, and in a very
short time was applauded even by
those who had been its opponents.
The predicted calamities did not
follow. And now the British people
think as much of the Secret Ballot
as of Trial by Jury.
It may bo added, that the "illite
racy" obstacle was much moie for
midable in England at that time
than it now is on the Hawaiian Isl
ands. Yet it was found practically
to amount to nothing. Hero the
"illiteracy" argument can only ap
ply to a few voters of foreign birth,
and not at all to the native Hawai
ian, whether of the aboriginal stock
or of foreign extraction. And we
confidently predict, after having
witnessed the operation of the becret
ballot in countries where there was
a high percentage of illiteracy, that
practically no serious difficulty will
be found here on that score.
It is only repeating what has been
said a thousand times, to add that
absolutely secret voting is the only
method of securing independent
voting. This is the one distinguish
ing feature of the bill which should
. never be relinguished by its fathers.
THE PACIFIC CABLE.
Ottawa, Aug. f. The effort on
the part of tho projectors of tho
Pacific cable between British Colum
bia, Honolulu and Australia to
secure a subsidy from the British
Government, according to advices
received here to-day, have failed.
The Directors of the company are
pressing the Dominion Government
for a subsidy to supplement the as
aistance promised by tho Australian
and Sandwich Island Governments,
the success of which depends on
the action of the imperial govern-
iment, and the outlook at present is
THE PRESIDENT SPEAKS.
KniTOit Un.T.rriN : - - Sometime
Mnco, 1 noticed n leader in your
paper on the Military Hill, contain
ing also n severe ci itieism on the
Minister of Iho Interior. It charged
that he withhold publication of the
bill after its passage over the veto
in order (o inllucnce the election of
Colonel. It is this utterly unfounded
and malicious charge which induces
this note, for 1 do not often trouble
I, and I alone, am to blame for
the non-publication of that bill.
When it passed the House, it re
quired a certificate as to the facts ;
this I could not prepare just then.
being occupied with other Legisla
tive duties, and after adjournment
not having the bill before me, 1 for
got it and the Minister of the Inte
rior called it to my attention several
days afterwards. I then prepared
the certificate; it was translated,
allled and in a day or two the bill
was printed, t am sorry to say that
I hate taken very little interest in
the election of Colonel on account
of having been fully occupied with
Legislative- matters, of greater im
portance as it seemed to me. I
presume that I shall not be charged
therefore, ttith any diabolical, sinis
ter missionary intent with regard to
that election. I do not believe that
the publication or non-publication
of the Act had the slightest effect
on the result.
Wm. R. Casti.i:.
Honolulu, Aug. 22. 1S88.
70th Day August 21st.
The House opened at 10 a. in.
President W. . Castle in the
chair. Roll called and absentees
itiu'onis or committi:i:s.
Rep. F. Brown reported II bills
printed and ready for distribution.
Noble Robinson reported from the
Committee on Commerce on the bill
relating to the storage and delivery
of liquors in the bonded wm chouse,
recommending that the bill be laid
on the table, and that another re
sponsible assistant be employed to
better facilitate the uoik connected
with the stoiage and delivery of
Noblc Smith read a report from
two of the Judiciary Committee on
the petition of II. A. Widcmann re
ferred to it rclattng to double taxa
tion, recommending that the sum
of SoG.Oi be refunded Mr. Widc
mann and they also offer an amend
ment to the present law relating to
the collecting of taxes.
Rep. C. Brown read a report from
two of the same committee on the
above petition, recommending that
it be laid on the table. They think
that Mr. Widcmann should seek rc
diess from others than the Govern
ment. Noble Widcmann said that he was
sorry that he had given the com
mittee so much trouble. lie did not
bung this petition in for the purpose
only ot recovering the S5C, but he
thought by so doing he might call
the attention of the House to the
fact that such things could and did
exist, and that thej might amend
the law so that it would be impossi
ble to impose double taxes on any
one. Section -1 of chapter K7 Ses
sion Laws of 1880 provided that:
Every agent for any person tempor
arily or permanently absent from
this Kingdom, and every banker,
broker, money lender, attorney at
law, trustee, treasurer, executor,
administrator, or guardian, shall be
assessed separately in respect of
each propci ty oi trust which he re
presents, etc., etc. Section 5 of the
same Act directs that: All the above
mentioned parties Miall for the pur
poses of this Act be deemed agents
and shall be answerable for the
performance of all such acts, mat
ters or things, as arc required to be
done by virtue of this Act in respect
of the assessment of the property
which he represents and the pay
ment of taxes thereon; and makes
him subject to the like penalty or
liability for any neglect, refusal or
default as any other person.
The Minister of Finance in his
answer to this House of my question
addressed to him stated: That he
had given no special instruction to
the pin ties named in the resolution
either directly or through the tax
assessor relative to tho assessment
of taxes, except in two cases of bank
ers in Honolulu (the only two) when
the question came up as to whether
the law called upon them to return
the list of their depositors and to
pay taxes on the amount deposited,
charging tho bame to depositors.
Both these bankers Messrs. Bishop
A- Co. and Clans Sprcckcls & Co.
disputed the proposition that the
law obliged thcin to do so. The
question was brought before the
Cabinet and it was decided that the
law did not bo compel them to pay
the taxes on the amount deposited,
charging the same to depositors.
As both banks returned to the tax
assessor the list of depositors they
evidently did not dispute the pro
priety of furnishing tho list of de
positors provided in section 1 as
above quoted, and tho Cabinet de
cided that the law did not compel
them to pay taxes on doposits.
(Weio these 'tho deposits that the
depositors had already assessed
themselves with?) My question was
in regard to assessment and not in
regard to collection of taxes. Had
the question of assessment been de
cided first by the Cabinet the pay
ment such as it ought to have been
would have followed as a matter of
of course. All then that I can see
or find relating to assessment direct
is in a letter to me of tho Minister
of Finance where he says: "Especi
ally as the Government gave up the
claim to oblige bankers to furnish
such i' document." This is clcaily
setting ,1-ide the obligation created
in Section 1 above quoted. His Ex
cellency further says that he per
sonally saw Mr. Damon of Bishop &
Co. and Mr. Wm. G. Irwin of Claus
Sprcckcls & Co., and agreed with
them in accordance with the deci
sion of the Cabinet that they should
return their actual cash on hand and
pay taxes upon that and not tho
much larger amount standing to the
credit of depositois. There is no
thing in our statutes to warrant any
such action and 1 must call this
making a new law. Then we have
the statute set sidc and a new law
enacted of which the tax payers had
no knowledge whatever. In regard
to the merits of this new law I would
say, that as far as depositors arc
concerned it cannot be argued that
the full amount of their deposits is
not in the banks and they have a
right to not assess themselves with
the full amount of their deposits,
because all the money is not in the
banks. It seems to me that no one
ever thought of not assessing him
self with the full amount of his de
posit because all the money is not in
the banks. The public, the tax
payers or depositors I think, pay the
full tax on this much larger amount
standing to their credit in the banks
voluntarily. "Why then should the
lesser amount, viz. : the cash actu
ally in the banks be taxed again?
The provision in the law above
quoted that bankers shall furnish to
the tax assessor a list of all their
depositors, and the amount deposit
ed by them appears to me a very
valuable assistance indeed to the
assessor. By these lists he can
readily discover all such people who
have either intentionally or uninten
tionally not returned to him the
amounts in said lists. By a Yery
hasty inspection of the list furnish
ed by Messrs. Bishop & Co., 1 found
several delinquents. Should a bank
er pay taxes because his clients do
not do their duty? He moved that
the reports be laid on the table to
be considered with the bill.
I1KSOI.CT10XS AND UIIXS.
Rep. Kainauoha read a first time
a bill to encourage the manufacture
of taro lloiw. Referred to Printing
Second reading of the bill to facili
tate the segregation of lepers.
Pending the discussion of section
1 the House took recess until 1 p.m.
Consideration of the segregation
bill was resumed. With amend
mcits the bill passed to engross
ment, to be read a third time on
The President appointed as a spe
cial committee on the Oahu railroad
bills, Reps. Kinney, Kauhi, C.
Brown, and Minister Ashford.
A resolution was adopted to hold
evening sessions on Wednesday,
Thursday, and Friday. Another
resolution was adopted affirm
ing that a member should
not occupy more than five minutes
speaking on any one motion or mat
ter under consideration, without
consent of the House.
Adjourned at ! p. m. to 10 a
7 1st Day Aug. 22d.
The House opened at 10 a. m.,
President W. R. Castle in the chair.
Roll called and absentees noted.
KIU'OUTS 01' COMMITTKUS.
Noble Dole reported from tho ma
jority of the Committee on Public
lauds to whom was referred the pe
tition from the tenants of the mar
ket praying lor certain changes in
the mode of leasing the stalls, re
commending that it be laid on the
table to bo considered with the
Also from the same committee on
the petition fiom Iluelo that SI, 500
bo appropriated for a breakwater.
This repoit was recommitted to the
committee on account of its incom
Noble Baldwin reported from the
Finance Committee on the petition
from Mr. H. U. Crnbbe praying that
S"I00 be paid him for back pay, ie
commending thut the petition be
laid on the table. The report was
laid on the table.
Consideiation of the bill -to pre
vent the spread of leprosy. The
bill was read by its title.
Minister Thurston moved to refer
the bill to the Sanitary Committee.
Hop. Kinney moved to indefinitely
postpono tho bill. Adopted.
Consideration of tho bill to regu
late the practice of dentistry.
The Attorney-General moved to
amend by inserting the words "Ex
cept duly licensed physicians and
Noble Smith moved an amend
ment by inserting the words "when
u duly licensed dentist is not no
cessiblo," bo that the section shall
rend: "That duly licensed physi
cians and surgeons or others, shall
ti eat or extract teeth, when a duly
licensed uenusi is not accessible."
Tho Attorney - General spoke
against the amendment by Noble
Smith, as by it, any quack can prac
tise the profession and no law can
stop him. Tho object of this bill is
to protect the public from quacking,
but with the honorable Noble's
amendment it will not do it.
Rep. Kinney moved to lay the
bill on the tabic. Carried.
Tho other two bills met with the
Consideration of tho bill relating
to peddlers' licences. This bill was
relcrrcd to a committee who brought
in it majority and minority reports.
The motion to lay tho bill with
the reports of the committee on the
table was carried.
. Consideration of the bill relating
to the lax appeal board.
The Finance Committee reported
a substitute bill which was taken up
and read by its title.
Rep. Kamauoha moved to pass to
The Attorney-General moved that
the bill be considered section by sec
OUR SAN FRANCISCO LETTER.
There is nothing of any special in
terest to write about just now. Poli
ties absorb the attention of the gen
eral public, and a new interest
has been aroused by the arrival of
Mr. Blaine from Europe, and the
commencement of his stump specch
ing through the Eastern States. The
sagacious political leader knows just
when he is needed the most, and ar
rangements have been made to se
cure Connecticut, New Jeisey, New
York and Indiana, which will ensure
tho triumph of the Republican party
Quite a lame number of Huwai-
iaus arc here at present. At the
Occidental are Miss Hopper, Low
ers, Capt. Brown, Jas. Campbell
and Lillcy, with their families. Mr.
Foster and family are at the Bald
win ; Mr. McCandless and "family at
the Russ; Harry Agnew and family
have iooras in Port So, and other
llawaiians are in Oakland and else
where. Harry Von Holt is heie
now, having returned fiom China,
lie is going on the Pacific Mail
Steamer. Says he likes it, and
wants to see more of the flowery
The 'Bulletin" of to-day, (13th),
says: "James Campbell, one of the
wealthiest planters on the Hawaiian
Islands, arrived in this city last eve
ning from an extended tour through
England and Ireland, en route to
the islands, and is stopping at the
Occidental. Mr. Campbcll.rcachcd
here from the East by the Canadian
Pacific and over the Noithcm Paci
fic. He reports great activity at
Vancouver, Tacoma and Seattle.
The prospects, he thinks, are good
for a cable and steamship line from
British North America to Australia,
via the islands." That is correct,
except that Mr. Campbell did not go
to Europe. His child was quite sick
in New York and the family remain
ed there some time.
Capt. John Brown is happy in the
midst of his family, and has been
taking in the sights and posting
himself regarding health matters
here. Sunday's "Examiner" pub
lished what purported to be an in
terview with him, but the state
ments put into his mouth are as
untruthful as they over can be. The
reporter yesterday saw the Captain
and apologized for making him say
what he never dreamed of saying. .
The "Chronicle" of the same
date, Sunday, had an article on lep
rosy and the health statistics of the
island that was a fair summary of
the report of the President of the
Hawaiian Board of Health.
On Saturday the "Bulletin" pub
lished a long article showing the
present status of the Chinese in the
Kingdom. So you see Hawaiian af
fairs receive their fair shaie of at
The efforts being made to adver
tise the islands are worth encourag
ing, for as Mr. Campbell said to
your correspondent "It would as
tonish you to know how little is
known of them in the East." C.
S. V., Aug. 11.
"MESSRS. DODD & MILLER
UX h.ive just received u Aiibtialia
auother lot of iliac PlIILADHLl'IIIA
LAOEK JJEKJl" in kegs, which they
are ollering to their customers. 25 lw
f?INEST BRANDS OF CALI
X forma Port, Mndeiia iititl Muliigu,
for s-hio in kegs and cacfi by
GONSALVES & CO.,
0! Queen street.
Wnikiki Road, a Bundle of
Owner can have it by
advertisement. Apply lit the
Hotel Stables. 20 fit
A WOMAN to take care of a child
ami mako herself useful, L'oori
wages to a responsible person.
to iil7 1- ort street.
rpilE Beautiful .Suburban
X Kesldeuco, formerly oc.
cuplcil by N. F. Burgees, ia
oil'crcd for mle. Lot 100x15a. For fur
ther particulars apply to
Q. W. BUKGESS,
20 2 w At Benson, timllh & Co.
MTAT Property on Fort
street known as tlie
"Gymnasium Premises" nro
ouereu jor saio on rcusuuuiuii
terms. Apply to
G. W. BUKGESS,
At Ueuson, Smith te Co.
B1UCK STORE on Nuuauu
btreet, tilted with bhelv.
ing, counters, ele, next to
Nowltln's corner. Rent very moderate.
Apply to J. li. BROWN & CO.,
U5 tf 28 Merchant street.
Auction Salo by James F. Morgan.
TO-MORROW, August 23, '88,
AT 1 O'CLOCK A. "XT..
At Store or II. HncUfold As Uo.
And nt 1 o'clock
Liquors and Beers !
JAS. F. MORGAN,
20 It Auctioneer.
Auction Sale of
On FRIDAY, August 24, 1888,
AT 10 O'CLOCK A. 31.,
At the residence of Mr. Clias. Sii-in, No.
218 Kim; street, I will sell nt
His Entire Hoiiseli'd Furniture,
1 Heavy B. W. Parlor Set !
Upliolstcied in Ilnir Cloth,
Lnco Cm Iniu-. & Coiniccs, Pictures,
1 il-li-jlit f hiindelier. 1 U. W. Whatnot,
Shells it C'ltioiih, Music Hook?,
1 larjre Koxlmry Carpet,
I liiay B. W.Marblctop UcdroomSet,
Spring Mattrasses, Mosquito Net
Feather Pillows, Chilli's Bedstead,
1 B. W. Cheffonier
1 Ash Bedroom Set, 7 pieces,
1 B. W. Extension Table,
B. W. Canu Seat Chairs,
CROCKERY & GLASSWARE!
1 8-day B. W. Clock,
1 Baby O.uriage,
1 Uncle Sam Range,
Bath Tub, Wugon, Etc. Etc.
C2TTlio House will be open for In
spection on THUHSDAY, Aug. 23rd,
from 0 a. m. to 15 1 m.
JAS. F. MORGAN,
OX iNitiinlay afternoon, Aug. 18th, ou
Fort or Queen street, bstween
HolliMer & Co's and J. F. Morgan';)
auction luoui, a Gold Glove Hutloner.
Fimlei will be lewarded on leaving
same at the auction room of J. F.
Morgan. 24 tf
OX August 1-ftli, 1 Veterinary Cathe.
ttr. Finder will bo rewarded by
having it nt the office of A. R. Kowat,
King street. 21 lw
ALL bills standing six months and
ovei, that are not paid by August
22nd, will without further notice be
placed in the hands of a collector.
18 l'v N. S. SACHS.
MUSIC furnished for bullp, paitic3
and serenades by Palmer's String
Band. Orders left at C. E. Williams',
or ring up Mutual Telephone 330. 74 tf
Two Large Refrigerators, con.
JSte., 3Etc, Etc.
CALIFORNIA FRUIT MARKET
King Htrcet. Honolulu, t
Has just received a lot of
Pure Manila Cigars !
lOO IN A. BOX.
The Finest Cigars ever imported into
211 this Kingdom, lw
Hay, Grain, Food & Flenr,
Just received per bktno "Sam'l G.
FOR SAL3 CHEAP
JOHN I HIM & CO.,
JUST RECEIVED !
Jbbd, Nainsook, Linen, CaiitonianiiGl and Flannelette.
0-SiiiiiethiuB New anil Stwlnble for this Climate.,
On Account o
GEMI1S CLEARANCE SALE.
Plush Sets, Ladies' Work Baskets,
In Plush it Leather; Dit-que, Glass it Paiian Ware, Opera it
Marine Glasses, Telescopes,
MCiisio Boxcs.Toys, 33oolc. A.llniins,
A nil other things too iiunu'roith to mention. All the above
Goods will be ofTereil at the
LOWEST PRICES EVER QUOTED IN THE KINGDOM.
The above Goods aie New,
been imporleil ex leeent arrivals anil
gnS13 OPEN 3fcSVIKr; 'E.7VC3- a
W. H. GRAINHALGH
TOO liri Slrccl. Honolulu.
US1" BARGAINS il New Line oi . jgy- BARGAINS -J
Lamps, Chandeliers & Lanterns,
At Lower Prieivs lliau ever lx-fore. New invoice of
SHELF-HARDWARE, PLOWS k GEN'L MERCHANDISE.
s Just Hcneiveil
NovelticM sukI li'auc.y GooiIn, Tii Lai'KC Variety.
For YokoHaia & lionakons
Of the Occidental & (Vim ' w'
Co. will sail tu tin' -ihov
ports on or about
August 27, 1888.
jQr"For Freight or Passage apply to
H. HACKFELD & CO.,
FOlt SAN FRANCISCO,
The Al Slcjjmship
Will leave Honolulu for the above
Tuesday, Aug. 28,
For Freight or Passage, npply to
WM. G. IRWIN & CO., Agents.
And For Sale at Unusually Low Rates.
WM. J. LEMP'S
ST. LOUIS BEER !
In l'luls and QutiiU,
W. C, Peacock & Co.
17J Merchant St, Honolulu, (.lw
ON iii'count of the limited ptitronugo
of the Nuut'.nu Hus, the munugc
muiit will illbcontinue tho route utter
the end of the present month.
S. I. SHAW,
22 Ut Pantheon iStables.
The splendid ' Tin
i .-01 1
m "ARABIC." ' ,
. . vtar-iin
28 - 88 lin
Freeh and of the Latest Design, having
weio M'leeteil expietsly for the trade.
I For San Francisco
New and Fine American
Brktne S. G. Wilder
: A. H. Paul.
Will sill for tliu abovo port on or about
r'Cabiii accommodations bupeiior.
For heights or passage apply to
F. A. SCHAEFER & C0
23 tf Agents.
V. G. FACERROOS
Practical AVati'lnnuker & Jeweler,
Hits it-mdvcd to
Late Wm. Turner's Shop, 80 King St.
BfiySatisfnctlon guaranteed or money
reloaded. 21 2m
Photograpliie View Albums.
tho thing for collectors
A complete assortment just received
direct from New Yorlc.
All Sizes &, Prices.
Intended purchnsers will do well to
c.Miiniuii thU line before purclmslng
elsewhere KIsws from 3U by 4U to
hy 13J.. For Bale only by the
Hawaiian News Co.
MR. A. M. HEWETT,
Stationer & Newsdealer,
Purposes leaving for tho Coast in
October prior to which lie
oilers the whule of his
Handsomely Assorted Stock
Great Reduction for Cash !
Do not bo alarmed that you will not bo
able to purchase in Honolulu a Hand
some Christmas Present as in Ban
Francisco for Mr. Howelt is going to
select such a stock as will bull tho most
fastideous and surprise our little city.
CSyAll parties now indebted to him
ure respectfully requested to make
immediate settlement. 10 2m
f mmmm !
1S-..&JI, -....-w.&Jtafc'45 fm&i-