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Honolulu, II. I., July 27, 18S8. J
Holders of water privileges or
those paying water rates me heieby
notified that the hour for using
water for irrigating purposes arc
from 6 to 8 o'clock a. m., and from
4 to G o'clock r. M.
OHAS. B. WILSON,
Superintendent Water Works.
Approved : L. A. Thuhston ,
Minister of Interior.
BISHOP & Co., BACKERS
Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands.
Draw Exchango on the
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And their agents in
NEW YORK, BOSTON, HONG KONG.
Messrs. N. M. Rothschild & Son, London
The Commercial Bank Co., of Sydney,
The Commercial Bank Co., of Bydncy,
Tho Bank of Now Zealand: Auckland,
Chrlstchurch, and Wellington,
The Bank of British Columbia, Vic
toria, B. C, and Portland, Or.
Transact a General Banking Business.
Pledged to neither Sect nor Party,
But established for the benefit of all.
THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 1888.
Mr. T. G-. Gribble explains in
this morning's "Advertiser" that by
takiDg the contract to grade Alakea
and Halekauila streets he was not
seeking to enter into competition
with local contractors. His solo ob
ject in tendering for that work was
simply to prepare the ground for
the reception of the track of the
Street Railway, and plainly inti
mates that the figures of his bid are
not paying figures. Mr. Gribble,
no doubt, is anxious to get the
street railway laid and the cars run
ning, and to hasten this consumma
tion, which the community also de
sires, he undertook the filling in and
grading of the streets named.
Otherwise he Viould probably have
had to wait the time of the Govern
ment, and many months might have
passed before the railroad could be
Editou Bulletin: At last the
Minister of the Interior has found
time to answer the questions asked
him by the Hon. Nakaleka. They
are, with a few exceptions, the same
as answered in the Bulletin on the
27th inst. He claims not to have
given any I. O. U.s, but admits to
having approved Government vouch
ers without any appi opriation what
ever, and did intend to pay for the
service out of any available appro
priation made by the Legislature.
He finally, however, changes his
mind and will propose an item for
that purpose, which by inadvertence
had been omitted from the esti
mates. He does not state to what account
the $800, salary for momths of Au
gust to November have been charged.
Ho seems to have forgotten en
tirely his solemn pledges upon
which this responsible Ministry
claims to have been selected by the
people, not to expend any money
without an appropriation by the Le
gislature. It is believed that the appropria
tion for Government nurseries has
been robbed of that amount. It
might with like propriety have been
taken from roads and bridges, or
the Oahu Prison appropriation.
Such recklessness points to the
necessity that the responsible Min
istry should bo responsible under suf
ficient bonds to the people and re
lievo thereby the anxiety of those
who pay the taxes.
As it stands now the Ministers,
having hundreds of thousands of
dollars of the people's money under
their control, may be liable, but aro
anything but responsible.
Shall the matter be left at loose
endB or will the Legislature do its
duty and protect the people.
One who finus hi: is kot mis
taken. MORE QUESTIONS.
Editou Bulletin : If our dandy
Minister of the Interior is not too
much prostrated oyer answering the
questions in regard to coffee eulli
yation, I would like to ask him
through your columns a few others.
' 1st. At a meeting of the Hawai
ian Leaguo held at his house on
r, did ho not vote "nyo" to a
resolution binding the leaders in
that movement to a pledge to give
the places in tho civil service to the
jnen who would carry a gun to as
sist them in overthrowing the Gib
eon Government, and to dismiss nil
those men from the service who
were not of tho League or Honolulu
2d. When the Attorney-General
enmo to a meeting of the League,
held in the Chamber of Commerce,
to protest against the appointment
of ceitain gcntlemeu who wero not
members of the Leaguo, was he tel
ling the truth when lie stated the
Cabinet hail talked the matter over
and came to the conclusion that it
ould be very unwise to dismiss all
tho "old crowd" from the Govern
ment employ Just before the elec
tions, as they would if dismissed
turn out mid work for the Opposi
tion, and may be defeat the League
party; but that if the "boys" would
only have n little patience and wait
till after the election the King's ka
nakas would be put out and tho
boys would get their share ; and in
the meantime they intended to jssue
instructions to the kanakas to let
politics alone, or they would be dis
missed from Government employ?
3rd. Is the charge in last week's
"Elele" true, in which it states that
Mr. Thurston opened tenders for
printing and allowed some of the
tenderers to put in supplementary
bids, and even then, not give the
contract to the lowest bidder?
4th. If a man obtains a certain
position by making a distinct pro
mise of doing certain tilings within
his power, and afterwards cannot
for some reason carry out these pro
mises, should he not, if he considers
himself a gentleman, or an honest
man, resign said position?
ij. If you got the chaplain of tho
Legislature to read each morning
from tho good Book that sloiy of
the naughty children, who cried,
'Go up thou baldhcad," don't j'ou
think it might lead you to treat with
proper respect your superiors in age
(and everything else that is good),
in the House' LmcitAL.
77th Day Aus. 29th.
MORNING SESSION CONTINUED.
Minister Green read a first time a
bill to amend section 21 of the tax
laws of 1882 and 1S8C. Referred
to Printing Committee.
Noble Robinson That the bill re
lating to the sale of malt liquors be
taken fiom the tabic and placed on
the regular order. Carried.
Rep. C. Brown moved that bill
No. 135 relating to tax law be
placed in regular order without be
ing printed. Carried.
ohdek or the day.
Consideration of bill 121 relating
to the Oajui Steam Railway.
Noble Young moved that the bill
be lead through with the amend
ments recommended by the Special
Minister Thurston moved that tin
bill with amendments be printed
and distributed to the House. Car
ried. Consideration of bill 12G relating
to lax appeal boards.
Rep. C. Brown moved it be read
section by section. Carried.
Section 1 as recommended by the
Judiciary Committee, after a slight
amendment was passed.
Section 2 with amended recom
mended by the same committee was
Section 3 passed as amended by
the committee and an amendment
by Noble Smith.
The title and enacting clause
passed and the bill passed to en
giossment to be read a third time
Consideration of bill 132 relating
to the Fire department.
The bill was read by title.
Rep. C. Brown moved the bill be
laid on the table.
Minister Thurston said something
ought to belone for the goodjof the
The motion to la' on the table
was lost; 17 to 10.
A motion to read the bill section
by section was passed.
Section 1 passed as in tho bill.
It provides for a Chief Engineer,
two Assistant Engineers, one Fiie
Marshal, who bhall act as survey en
gineer and as many firemen as may
be approved by the board of repre
sentatives of the department.
Section 1 relating to date of elec
tion was passed.
The House then took recess until
1 p. m.
The House re-assembled at one
Consideration of the Fire Depart
ment bill was resumed.
Sections 8, 4, fl, G, 7, 8, 9, were
passed as in the bill.
Two amendments wero offered by
Minister Thurston and Rep. Ilu&tace
to section 10 and passed, and the
section passed as amended.
Sections 11, 12, 18, 14, 15, 1G, 17
18 and 111 were passed.
At this point the Scrgeant-nt-Arms
announced a messenger from
The I'lesidcnt Let him march in.
After handing a letter to the
President the messenger departed,
and the House went on with Us
Section 20 was deferred.
Sections 21 to 41 were passed
with scarcely any change.
Rep. JIubtace moved section 20 be
Noble Waterhonsc moved the sec
tion bo stricken out.
The section passed with 'slight
The bill passed to engrossment
and ,vn9 ordered to be read a third
time on Thursday.
The Clerk then road the message
of His Majesty vetoing the Coffee
bill. It appeared in Wednesday's
issue in full.
The consideration of the veto mes
sage will be taken up at 2 p. m. Fri
day. The vote by which the third read
inc of the bill relating to taxes was
set for Friday, was reconsidered
and the bill was oulered to be read
ANSWEHS TO QUESTIONS.
Minister Thurston presented the
In reply to the questions of Rep.
Naone, in the matter of the grading
of Alakea and Halekauila streets, I
beg to reply :
1st. It is not truo that Mr. Grib
ble had not tiled his tender for the
grading of Alakea and Ilaelkauila
streets when the other tenders were
2d. It is not true that the tender
was awarded to Mr. Harrison and
afterwards withdrawn and given to
Tho reply to the first two ques
tions coveis the third.
1 would further explain this trans
action as follows:
All public works of this descrip
tion are in the Department of the
Superintendent of Public "Works.
Whenever it is proposed to let out
work by contract, plans and specifi
cations are drawn up and an esti
mate made in that otllce of the
reasonable cost of such work, in or
der to give a basis for judging ten
ders, which frequently vary over 100
The advertisement for tenders is
made in the name of the Minister of
the Interior, and final award of the
contract is subject to his approval.
Such approval is never given un
til after consultation with the Super
intendent of Public Works, and
comparison with the estimate of the
If the bids reasonably approxi
mate the estimate made in the office,
the lowest is accepted. If not they
are all l ejected, the clause in the
advertisement, reserving the right
to reject all bids, being placed there
for that purpose.
The custom has been for bidders
to hand their bids either to the Min
ister, a clerk in the Interior Ofllce
or the Superintendent of Public
In this particular instance Mr.
Giilible handed bis bid to the Super
intendent of Public Works on Aug.
21st, the time for receiving bids be
ing fixed at noon on the 22nd.
At noon on the 22nd I opened the
bids that had been bunded to the
clcik of the Interior Ollice and my
self, not then knowing that any
bids had been handed to the super
intendent. Mr. Harrison's bid was for $2,
385.40, and was the lowest then
opened, the others ranging up to
Mr. Harrison was present, and
asked if his bid would be accepted,
or words to that effect. As I did
not know what the Superintendent's
estimates were, and he was not pre
sent, I replied that this was in the
Superintendent of Public Works
department, and I should have to
consult him before making any de
cision. At 2 o'clock the Superin
tendent of Public Works came to
my odice to confer with me on the
subject. He then stated that he had
a bid, received the day before from
Mr. Gribble, which he produced,
and which was for 1,500. He also
showed me the estimates prepared
in the ollice, which were for 1,300.
As Mr. Gribblc's tender was
leasonably approximate to the Gov
ernment estimate, it was accepted.
As the next highest bid was for
over SI, 000 more than and nearly
double the Government estimate, it
would not under any circumstances
have been accepted.
Had Mr. Harrison's bid been ac
cepted, under the circumstances, it
ceitainly would have been a repre
hensible failure on my part to guard
tne public interests.
Minister Thurston reported four
bills presented to His Majesty for
OKDKH OF THE DAY.
Second reading of the proposed
anti-Cliinese amendment to the Con
stitution. Noble Waterhonsc asked if the
amendment did not eonllict with
Art. 1 of the Constitution.
I he Attorney-General said ho
thought it did not.
Rep. C. Brown thought that if
this amendment passed there would
bo trouble with treaty rights. lie
moved the words "with duo regard
to vested rights" be inserted. Ho
believed in every law that would
restrict Chinamen coming into the
Ri'p. Kamnuoha favored indeiinito
postponement of tho amendment.
Noble Smith offered hovcral slight
airii'iidinents which were accepted,
and then moved tho amendment
puss as amended.
Minister Ashford referred to the
boycott of a large sale recently as
showing the strength of the Chinese,
flo considered it a menacing danger
this flood of Chinese in tho country.
He mado a long speech in favor of
Rep. Nakaloka spoke in favor of
Rep. Kauhano favored tho refer
ring of tho amendment to a select
Minister Thurston moved the
At 4:45 tho House adjourned to
10 o'clock Thursday.
78ra Day August 30th.
Tho House met at 10 a. m. Presi
dent W. It. Castle in the chair.
KEroirrs of committees.
Noble Smith presented a prelimi
nary report from the Judiciary Com
mitted on n petition praying for the
repeal of the Act relating to tho
keeping of books and accounts. The
cominiltcj Jjcfotc going any further
would like to have the question of
constitutionality of the Act decided,
and have embodied a resolution that
t'ae question be submitted to the
Justices of the Supreme Court for
Minister Ashford said this report
was the finest exhibition of child's
play yet brought before the House.
No question has arisen as to the
constitutionality of this Act. The
best way is to let the parlies inter
ested test the constitutionality. He
would oppose the resolution.
Minister Thurston said the mo
tives of the committee wero good,
but he doubted the wisdom of their
course. It was an exceedingly im
portant question for the parties on
botli sides, and affected the mercan
tile business of this country. What
ever way the decision may go, it
should not ho unlilaftcr a very full
argument, and the citiiijjof laws in
other countries. Similar laws were
in force in England and Germany.
Noble Smith on behalf of the
committee said the question of con
stitutionality had been raised and
Noble Widemann asked Noble
Smith: Supposing the question was
decided by the Court that the Act
was not constitutional, what action
would he propose?
Noble Smith said he could not
Noble Widemann thought it best
to let the matter rest where it is.
He should oppose the repeal of the
Minister Ashford gave further
reasons for opposing the resolution.
To him it looked like firing ques
tions at the Judiciary the way the
Jews did accusations at Christ in
the olden times.
Rep. Kamauoha spoke in favor of
Noble Young said such a law was
necessary as so many Chinese had
perpetrated frauds against their
creditors. The law was passed and
it will hurt both good and bad. It
would not do for this House to bob
up and down at the beck of the fin
gers of the Chinese. Let the law
take its course. It was made neces
sary by the Chinese themselves.
Noble Smith moved the ayes and
noes be taken. Agreed to.
The report of tho committee was
not adopted by the following divi
sions: noes 30, ayes 11.
Noble Smith presented a report
on a bill relating to the cultivation
and manufacture of ramie. The
committee present a new bill which
they recommend do pass.
The report was received and laid
on the table to bo considered with
Rep. Dowsett presented a report
from a select committc on a petition
relating to the licence of tho Chi
nese theatre. As no complaints had
been made to the Attorney-General or
Marshal, and it was a judicial ques
tion, the committee recommend the
petition be laid on the table.
The report was adopted.
Noble Hitchcock reported from a
special committee on a petition re
lating to the election law, recom
mending the same be laid on the
The report was adopted.
Noble Widemann asked the fol
lowing questions of the Minister of
The Minister of the Interior in his
answer yesterday to the questions
by Rep. Nakaloka on the 18th inst.,
stated that Mr. Forsyth had been
in the 'employ of the Government,
from August 13th, 1887, to July
31st, 1888, at a salary of S200 per
month. That Mr. Forsyth did not
draw by inadvertence, his salary
from February 13th to end of
March. That the Government has
not given any I. O. U.s for Mr. For
syth's salary, but that Mr. Forsyth
had rendered several bills to the
Government on the basis above stat
ed, up to and including the 31st of
July, which nis Excellency had ap
proved and told him they would be
paid upon the passage of the appro
priation bill, out of any available
appropriation. With many words
His Excellency further states that
Mr. Forsyth made certain proposi
tions and leaves to bo inferred as
His Excellency does not state
clearly that theso propositions
were eventually accented bv the
Cabinet after they had considered
a number of times. According to
the above statement there was duo
to Mr. Forsyth balary from August
13th, 1887, to March 31, 1888, 7
months and 17 days, 81512. Mr.
Forsyth did not draw his salary
from February 13th to March 81st,
U mouths, $300; total, S712, leav
ing a balance duo him of 8800. His
Excellency does not state whether
theso 8800 have been paid to Mr.
Forsyth, or whether they aro still
due him. I would therefore ask
His Excellency to inform this
1. Has the amount of S800 been
paid to Mr, Forsyth or not?
2. If it has been paid from what
appropriation has it been paid?
3. Did His Exoellency when he
approved three bills of Mr. Forsyth
sign them as Minister of Interior?
4. Aro these bills, if bo approved,
n just claim upon this Goverment?
5. What difference is there be
tween a bill approved in writing, an
acknowledged claim, and an 1.0. U.?
G. Has a Minister tho right under
tho law to pay such a claim as Mr.
Forsyth has, for which no provision
has boon mado by the Legislature,
from any appropriation made for
Consideration of tho Anti-Ghincao
amendment to tho Constitution.
Reps. C. Brown and Pacliaolo
spoke ogainst the amendment.
Noble Widemann could not see
any restriction in the amendment.
Minister Thurston thought that in
a certain form they could make the
amendment of benefit to tho people.
Rccc93 until 1 p. m.
Auction Sale by James F. Morgan,
Auction Sale of
On FRIDAY, August 31, 1888,
AT lO O'CLOCK A. M.,
At the lcsideneo of J. P. llaekfild. E-q.,
corner of Kichard street nnd Palace
Walk, I will sell at Public Auction,
Household Furniture !
Carved Black Walnut Chairs,
Wrl ins Talilis, Velvet Table Covers,
I, 1UUUJ 1UU1UU)
Velvet Piano Covers, Piano Stool,
Vases & Statues,
Leather Lounge & Easy Chairs
1 Sideboard, Vienna Chairs,
Plated Ware, Crockery, Etc., Etc.
Also u lot of
English & German Periodicals
ESTTlie House will
spection on Thu rainy
1 o'clock to 5 o'clock.
be open for In.
JAS. F. MORGAN,
AUGUST 27th, a Snfo Key,
waul will be given to any
returning saitl key 10
MR. J. SIMS,
31 3t Purser of the steamer Lchua
MISS Thielc's bchool vacation com
menced on Friday, Aug. 2-lth,
anil will continue till September 10th,
when the school will re-open. 30 1 w
UHING my absence from the King-
uom Air. lone Man Cuoone will
act for me in all business matters under
u full power of attorney.
Honolulu, August 27, 1SS8.
32 lwd 01 3lw
D UHING my absence from the King,
dorn the Hon. "V. F. Allen will
act for me under a full power of attor
ney in all private matters, and also in
all estates in which I am assignee or
agent. W. C. PAHKE.
Honolulu, August 25, 1888. 29 2m
THE Boat saved from the
wreck of tho "Dunnot
tacastle," and sold at auction
to the King, has been retltted,
coppered and deck-over by Air. Holland,
ami is for sale cheap for cash by
E. It. RYAN,
31 2w Boat Builder.
COTTAGE, either furnished
or unfurnished, splendid
locution, about live minutes'
walk from the Post-offlcp. Stable for
horse and eariiagc. Inquire at this
Office. 33 tf
FOR SALE or LET
THE House and Lot on
Bcretania street next to
Mr. John Kua'a on the wcet;
large lot runs from Beretnniu to Young
strict. House contain! purler, dining
room, three largo bedroom?, kitchen
bath-room and out-houses. Inquire of
01 tf t,Y. C. WILDEIt.
BKIOK STORE on Nutiauu
street, tilted with shelv.
ing, counters, etc., next to
N owlein's corner. Hcnt verv moderate.
Apply to J. E. BBOWN '& CO.,
l!5tf' 28 Merchant street.
qHE Beautiful Suburban
JL Residence, formerly oc.
cupied by N. P. Burgess, is
offered for fale. Ldfl00xl63. For fur
ther particulars applv to
Q. W. I1URQESS,
20 2w At Benson, Smith & Co.
nnilAT Property on Port
JL btrect known as the
'Gymnasium Premises" are
offered for bale on reasonable
terms. Apply to
G. W. BURGESS,
At Uensou, Bmith & Co,
ONE fine Milch Cow,
price, $125. Apply
at the Bulletin Ofllce.
01 8td oaw
JUST RECEIVED !
Jean, liiis Linen, CaitontaM
gySF" Something New and Suitable for this Climate,
ount of taioval
GENUINE CLEARANCE SALE.
Sets, Ladies' Work Baskets,
In Plush &, Leather ; Bisque, Glass & Parian
Marine Glasses, Telescopes,
3JCvxsic Uoxes, Toys, Books, Albums,
And other things too numeious to mention. All the above
Goods will be offered at the
LOWEST PRICES EVER aUOTED IN THE KINGDOM.
'The above Goods are New,
been imported ex lecent arrivals and
g OJPEPs? JEVXfllsriwria-SS n
W. H. GRAENHALGH
IOC Fovl Si root, Honolulu.
irortar s-jcjreist, iionoii.tjil.tj.
EST BARGAINS -a
Lamps, Chandeliers & Lanterns,
At Lo-.er Prices than ever before. New invoice of
SHELF-HARDWARE, PLOWS & GEE 1ERCHA1ISE.
NovolticH aud TTsiucy Goods, In Ija.vye Variety.
Portland Cement !
"White Bros1 Cement (full wt'tghi).
At lowest mink i i.Min
G. W. MACFARLANE & GO.
Practical "Watchmater & Repairer.
Good work guaranteed. At present
locatid at S. Kotli's tailor shop.
Received ex H. S. Australia a full
HATS HOP ALE.
Hay's Aerated Hop Ale (Non
Intoxicating) William Hoy, Hull.
"This is an excellent Nou-Alcohollc
Beverage, which probably approaches
as near to Beer as is possible, without
tho presence of alcohol. Our analysis
showed the presence of tho bitter prin
ciple of tho Hop in perfect solution."
"It is a nearer approach to Bass's or
AllBopp's Alo than any non-intoxinauiH
preceding it. Has tho Hop Table of
Bitter Beer, nnd in a pleasant appetising
drink." Eastern Morning News.
"Mr. Hay's experiments on Hops havo
resulted in tho production of a beautiful
essence, which deserves to rank as quite
a pharmaceutical triumph. It mixes
perfectly with wator, and has a fine Hop
Aroma. Hup Ale made from this
essence has, with tho Hop Flavor, all
tho bright uppcaranco of Ohampugne.
It froths remarkably, is a very agreeable
drink, and suitahlo cither for summer
or winter." Tho Chemist & Druggist.
"A beautiful essence, has a line Hop
Aroma, and Is qullo a pharmaceutical
triumph." Tho Chemist & Diuggist.
"Hny'H Hop Ale. This Is an ex.
celleut non-alcoholic beverage " Tho
"Has the Hop Tabto of Bitter Beer,
and is a nearer approach to Bass or
Allsopp's Alo than any non. Intoxicants
prccodiug it." EaBteru Morning News.
J. E.BROWN & CO.,
28J 28 Merchant Street. 2w
vn ti mr" " "" " "" """
28 - 88 lm
"Ware, Opera &.
Fresh and of the Latest Design, havintr
weio selected expiessly for the trade.
Corrugated Roofing !
Best brands, in 0, 7, 8 and 9 ft. lengths.
In qunniities to suit at lowest market
G. VV. MACFARLANE & CO.
V. G. FACERROOS,
Practical "W'ntcliinuker Jt Jeweler,
Has removed to
LateWm. Turner's Shop,-80 King St.
-Satisfaction guaranteed or money
Photographic Aricw Albums.
tho thing for collectors
A complete assortment just received
direct fiom Now York.
All Sizes &, Prices.
Intended purchascis will do well to
examine this line before purchasing
clsewhcro Sizes from 3U by 4i to
10M by 13i. For Bale only by tho
Hawaiian News Co.
MR. A. M. HEWETT,
Stationer & Newsdealer,
Purposes leaving for the Coast In
Octohtr pi lor to which he
offers, tho whole of his
Handsomely Assorted Stock I
Great Reductiorf for Cash !
Do not bo alarmed that you will not ha
ablu to purchabo In Honolulu a Hand,
soma Christinas Present as in San
Francisco for Mr. Huwett Is going to
select such a stock as will suit the most
fastldeous aud surprise our little city.
SQTAll parties now indebted to him
aro respectfully requested to make
Immediate tettlcmcnt. 10 2m
MUSIO f mulshed for balls, parties
aud sereuudes by Palmer's String
Band. Ordors left at O. E. Williams",
or ring up Mutual Telephone 830. 74 tf
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