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Ornci. Watkii Wouks, )
Honolulu, II. I., July 27, 1888.
Holders of water privileges or
those paying water rates me hereby
notified that the hours for using
water for irrigating purposes are
from 0 to 8 o'clock .. i., and from
4 to 0 o'clock r. m.
CIIAS. IJ. WILSON,
Superintendent Water Works.
Approved: L. A. Thurston,
Minister of lntciior.
BISHOP & Co., BANKERS
Honolulu, Ilawailnn lBlnndf.
Draw Exchango on the
Hu.ju.1i oi Cnlilbirniii, W. JF.
And their agents in
NEW YORK, BOSTON, HONG KONG.
Messrs. N. Til . Rothschild & Bon, London
The Commercial Bank Co., of Sydney,
The Commercial Bank Co., of Bydney,
Tho Bank of New Zealand: Auckland,
Ohrlstchurcli, and Wellington,
Tho Bank of British Columbia, Vic
toria, ii. 0.. and Portland Or.
Transact a General Banking Business
efi!) 1 1-
Pledged to neither Sect nor Party,
Mill established for the benefit of all.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 1, 1888.
NOBLE WELDER'S FIRST SPEECH.
Noble W. C. Wilder made bis first
speecli in the Hawaiian Legislature
on Thursday. It was upon the
Constitutional Amendment, which
involves the Chinese question. Air.
Wilder took an unequivocal stand,
sustaining the amendment, on the
ground that lie went before the
electors on Unit issue, and on it was
elected. The honorable gentleman
is reported to have said, "I am one
of those who believe that the course
of a legislator should be guided to
some extent by the wishes of bis
constituents, and not insist upon
exercising his individual judgment
in opposition to those wishes ;" and
as he was sent to the Legislature
distinctly on the anti-Chinese plat
form, he should heartily endorse
the amendment. This first page of
Mr. Wilder's Legislative record is
highly satisfactory, as showing an
honest endeavor to fulfil the wishes
of his constituents. We arc not
now discussing whether the proposed
amendment is wise or foolish, right
or wrong. This is not the question.
But it is iu the line of the expressed
wishes of those who elected Mr.
Wilder, and as their representative
he considers himself bound by their
will. This we hold to be the correct
view of a representative's position,
and a member who lor any reason
feels unwilling to obey the dictates
of his constituency has only one
honorable course open to him, and
that is to step out and allow them
the opportunity of selectiong some
one who is in harmonj' with their
In no one instance have members
of the Legislature shown more non
sensical childishness than is evinced
by some of them in relation to the
King's exercise of the veto. With
the gentleman to whom we refer,
the wisdom or folly of a measure
that may be vetoed is never a ques
tion, but a veto must be opposed
simply because it comes fiom tho
King. Thus if a majority of one of
the Legislature should pass a bill to
take off the head of the first born of
every family in Honolulu, and the
King should have the audacity to
veto tho measure, those gentlemen
must oppose the veto, although
they do not approve the measure.
Better the sickly sight of a thousand
decimated heads l oiling in the dust,
than a veto sustained, The King
can do no right, therefore, if ho exer
cises the power of volo conferred
upon him by tho Constitution he must
bo wrong, and a man of principle
cannot sustain wrong. Tho King
eats bread ; therefore eating bread
is wrong ; high-principled members
should opposo bread-eating. Rami
fication of bosli and multiplication
of humbug! Honorable members
proto about piincipie, but they seem
utterly unconscious of tho inconsist
ency of voting against a measure
and then yoting against n veto which
jMwp.'-i5j ! iiwij'i iBWi'ay?3g''3rea
Whatever we think and have said
which is contemptuous of legislative
proceedings and results ,no language
of ours could expiess the personal
bitterness and vitupeiation with
which the "Advertiser" assails by
name honorable members who differ
from it iu the Dillingham lailuay
scheme. The "Adcrtiscr's" inde
cent, not to say blasphemous, per
sonalities in that connection alvc an
excellent oppottunity for a libel
case, as well ns foi u study of tho
possibilities of an unbridled tongue
and imagination, ready lo think and
proclaim vile things of every oppo
nent. The member who objects to the
Dillingham lailwny bill, or to ex
empting that particular road fiom
taxation, would (calling him by
name) pasture a goat on his giand
mother's grave; or "steal coppers
from a dead man's eyes."
Advising a veto from personal
spite, which the "Advcitiscr" in
another article charges on the "back
stairs" is bad enough, it thinks, but
refusing to vote for Dillingham is
characteiized as equivalent to lar
Such an advocate would defeat
any cause, however good.
No Constitutional amendment is
required in order to exclude objec
tionable aliens from entering this
country. The pauper anti-iinmigra-
uon laws oi some or tue btales weic
never held to be void as class legis
lation, but simply as unconstitu
tional interference by a State with
matters of commerce and naviga
tion, which by the U. S. Constitu
tion are within the exclusive control
of Congt ess.
But it is highlyjunwisc and wrong
to make any constitutional provision
by which civil equality befoie the
law can be denied to any human be
ing actually domiciled in the coun
try. No personal gain, no tempo
rary or selfish considerations can
outweigh tho absolute necessity iu
every tree Government, that every
one within its protecting aegis be ab
solutely and equally protected by
Human slavery is no less objec
tionable in many respects to the
slaveholder than it is to the slave.
The remark of the Picmicr, Mr. W.
L. Gicen, in the Legislatuie, that
the proposed amendment of the
Constitution involves a phase of
slavery, shows what many others
may say and think of it.
Let us legislate against fiuthcr
immigration, except under proper
restrictions, but not for class legis
lation. EXCLUSIVE RAILROAD FRANCHISE.
The fact is, that many woithy
members voted for a twenty years
exclusive railioad franchise for Mr.
Dillingham, and it is possible that
they will vote to exempt from taxa
tion the railroad which he may in
duce others to build on Oahu, from
a feeling that it is a question of se
curing these benefits to a worthy
townsman intlicr than to the bloated
London bondholder, or his much
But that is not the real issue. An
exclusive street lailway franchise
was granted in 1881 to W. K. Aus
tin and others, the time to complete
the tramway was extended by the
present Legislature for substantial
reasons, especially for the additional
requirement that the company keep
two feet on the outside of each rail
macacami.ed at grade. There was
no occasion in 1881 to make this
grant exclusive, although the fact
that there was and is no competition
for the street railway renders the ex
clusive franchise less obnoxious at
But for the Government to refuse
tho offer of the Tiamway Company
to incorporate as a Hawaiian Corpor
ation and build now n steam railway
to Pearl Ilaibor without any exclu
sive fianchise, and by granting this
franchise to Mr. Dillingham exclude
for twenty years the possibility of all
competition in steam laihoads on
the Island of Oahu is a saciifiee of
the public interests.
There may or may not be room
for two competing railways on Oahu.
There certainly will be loom for a
second lailway whenever the fiist
shall fail to seive well tho public in
terests. After all, we suspect Iliat the ob
jection to London capital and agents
is tho mainspring of tho action of
the Legislatuie in this matter.
That means that tho same foreign
capital and agents will be used (if
anything is done), but on paying to
Mr. Dillingham a largo bonus, in
return for which we shall give a
public subsidy and exemption fiom
ONE MAN POWER AND RESPONSI
Formerly, under the old regime,
we were wont to hear and read n
great deal about "One Man Power"
and "Arbitrary Rule," and many an
article, biistling with righteous and
wiathful indignation, dcnunciatoiy
of these kindled subjects, emblazon
ed the columns of the local press,
including the lU'LM'.riN.
Under the new dispensation "The
People's Sovereignty" and "Re
sponsible Go eminent" have been
f.ivoiite themes. "The people
reign!" and this is nattering to
the pi ide of the people, and makes
them roar with exultation. "The
people have Responsible Govern
ment!" and this affords the people
unalloyed satisfaction, because it is
a pretty phrase of which they have
a very indistinct apprehension.
The main practical difference be
tween Ilia "One Man Power" of the
old regime and the "Responsible
Government" of the new dispensa
tion is, plainly interpreted, the dif
ference between one and four. Our
so-called responsible form ofadmin
istration places the interests of the
w hole community at the mercy and
disposition of a select four, whose
average mental qualifications would
certainly not induce a cautious man
to trust them with the navigation of
a wheelbarrow. Of course, in mak
ing this assertion and holding it as
undeniable patent to every observ
ant peison we refer entiiely to the
political side of their capabilities,
as clearly pronounced by utterances
in the Legislature and doings in
office. In the oidinnry pursuits of
business buying, selling, or book
keeping, as merchants, lawyers, or
speculators they may be most ex
emplary and successful adventurers,
just the very men for these respect
able and paiticular lines of opera
tion, and theiefoie precisely the
class of aspiiants which should be
leligiously excluded from the man
agement of State affaiis.
In a comparison between the old
regime and the new dispensation
there is one special feature of differ
ence iu favor of the past. Under
the One Man Power there was at
least an exercise of the savoir faire
of diplomatic punctilio, both in "the
one man's" leadership of the House
and in his official dealings with the
public. But under the "Responsi
ble Government" of the select four
this is a featuro of gentlemanly
breeding which is sadly wanting.
Coaise, bullying, vulgar ebullitions
from a poitinn of the quartette oc
casionally cloud and disfigure the
proceedings of the House, lower the
'Responsible Government" in the
estimation of gentlemen, and weaken
its power lo accomplish the objects
aimed at. A pig in a potato garden
may not be an appropriate simile,
but the ruinous result is about an
equivalent. This kind of thing is
entirely out of place in a Responsi
ble Government or any other Gov
ernment, and it is much to be re
gretted that bad taste and worse
judgment should have admitted its
practise at Iolani Hale by the Re
7!)ni Day August 31st.
The House opened at 10 a. m.,
President W. R. Castle in the chair,
Minutes read and appioved.
Rep. Dowsett presented a resolu
tion that the Secretary and Inter
preter be paid $.1 e.ich for every
evening session held by the House.
Rep. F. Brown moved lo amend
by inserting SI each for tho messen
ger and janitor.
Noble Smith said he felt it his
duty lo protest against this resolu
tion. The officers all receive liberal
pay. There have been many times
since the commencement of tho ses
sion that tho ofllceis have only had
to work half a day.
The lesolution was indefinitely
postponed; 21 to 7.
oicDEit or tiii: day.
Consideration of bill No. 121 re
lating to the Oahu steam railway.
Noble Smith moved the adoption
of section 1 in the original bill. He
objected to seo the names of indi
viduals in any bill. They wero not
acting iu tho interests of one man
but of the public.
Rep. C. Brown moved that sec
tion 1 as recommended by tho spe
cial committee be adopted. The
idea is to give tho privilego of lay
ing this road to a Hawaii an or some
one well known.
Minister Thurston moved to
amend the section by inserting tho
words "within tluee years from tho
appioval of this Act.'"
Minister Aehford said the House
had instructed the special committee
to insert the name of B. F. Dilling
ham in the section. They had done
so and he thought it should now
Noble Young could not boo the
Idea of waiting eighteen months be
fore Mr. Dillingham and his asso
ciates givo n guarantee that they
would build the railway. Ho
thought twelve months ample limo
nnd should favor that time being in
serted in the section.
Rep. Kamauoha said Noble Castlo
was the one lo first introduce the
bill and it contained Mr. Dilling
ham's name. When others heard
of this they at once called upon
some of the members to have Mr.
Dillingham's name stricken out.
There was a good deal of the "dog
in tho manger" business about it.
Rep. Pachaole moved the previous
Rep. Kamauoha called for the
ayes and noes.
The amendment offeied by Minis
ter Thurston was put nnd carried.
The motion to adopt the section
recommended by the committee as
amended was carried on tho follow
ing division :
Ayes : Green, Thurston, Ashford,
Wilder, Robinson, Watcrhouse, Lu
hinu, Wight, Notlcy, Wall, Bailey,
Makcc, G. N. Wilcox, Dole, Knlnu
koa, Naonc, Kauhi, C. Brown, 1
Brown, Kamai, Maguirc, Kauhanc,
Kamauoha, Paris, Nawahinc, Dan
iels, Ilclckunihi, Horner, Knwninui,
A. S. Wilcox, Rice, Gay, Nakaleka,
Noes : Young, Smith, Hitchcock,
Richardson,Dosett jr.,Deacon. G.
Rep. C. Brown moved section 2
bill No. 121 be laid on the table.
Rep. C. Blown moved section 2
as recommended by the special com
Noble Smith moved to strike out
the word "exclusive." Under the
circumstances it was wrong to give
an exclusive right for twenty years.
Noble Wight thought that the
Minister of Interior should have
power to name the tariff to any com
pany that should extend from this
line, jllc offered an amendment
but finally withdrew it.
Noble Young was in favor of the
section if the woid "exclusive" was
stricken out. The honorable Noble
then related the storj' of Benny and
the bull pup. II was time for the
mcmbeis of the House to scatter to
their homes when they began to give
exclusive right to one person.
Minister Thurston moved that the
exclusive rights bo for ten instead of
Rep. F. Brown thought if this
change was made it would make the
Noble Smith moved tho ayc3 and
noes be taken on the amendment to
strike out the word "exclusive."
The amendment was lost on a di
vision; 31 to 8.
The motion to insert the word
"ten" in place of "twenty" was lost
on division; 20 lo 19.
At 12:03 the House took a recess.
The House reassembled at 1. p.m.
Noble Smith moved the consider
ation of the veto message and the
Coffee Bill set for 2 o'clock this
afternoon, be deferred until Mon
day, at 11 o'clock. The Minister
of the Interior had gone home with
a sick headache and as he intro
duced the bill it was only fair that
he should be in the House when the
mattar came up.
The motion was carried.
Noble Smith presented a majority
report from the select committee on
the election laws.
Minister Ashford presented a
minority report from the same com
mittee. Tho reports were received and
laid on the table to be considered
with the bill.
Further consideration of the Oahu
Section 3 relating to conditions,
restrictions, and speed, section 4 re
lating to location, maps, charts and
plans, section 5 defining the fare to
be charged and section G relating to
lease and purchase of lands were all
passed as in the bill.
Section 7 piovides that the lands
to bo taken for the line shall not ex
ceed forty feet in width.
Rep. Kamauoha thought forty
feet too much.
Minister Ashford said sixty-six
feet was the general width allowed.
The section passed as in tho bill.
Sections 8, fl, 10, 11, 12, 13, re
lating to the taking of property
rights etc., wero passed a3 in bill.
After section 11 had been read
Rep. C. Brown moved to insert in
lino 5 after tho word "found" tho
words "or is incompetent to make
a contract." Carried.
Noble Smith moved to strike out
the words "the amount it is willing
to tender for" and insert "an
amount equal to a fair vnluation of."
The section then passed as
Section 15 passed as in bill. An
amendment relating to arbitrators
was added to section 10, on motion
of Minister Ashford and the section
passed us amended,
The remaining sections were pass
ed with few amendments.
The bill ns amended passed lo en
grossment and will be read a third
tune on Monday.
Consideration of n bill to encour
age tho production and salo of Taro
Flour and other products of taro.
The bill passed to engrossment
and will bo road a third timo on
Consideration of a bill to specially
licence the retailing of malt liquors
manufactured under the Act entitl
ed "an Act to licence the brewing
of malt liquors in the district of Honolulu,"
Kcp. C. Brown moved tho llccnco
ho fixed at 250 instead of $100 as
iu the bill. Carried.
The section passed as amended.
Minister Ashford offered a sub
stitute for section 2 which passed.
The bill finally passed to engross
ment and will bo 1 cad a third timo
Consideration of an Act relating
to internal taxes. Passed to en
grossment and will bo read n third
time on Monday.
At -1:05 the House took a recess
to 7 o'clock.
Tho House reassembled at 7:30.
Consideration of certain sections
of the Election Bill with special
Tho bill finally passed to engross
ment to be read a third time on
At 8 :45 the House adjourned to
10 o'clock Saturdaj- morning.
nPIIK reopening of .Miss Berry's School
JL will bo postponed for a month.
NEITHBR the Captain nor A gen b of
the Hark"C. R. Bishop" will be
responsible' fin debw onntnctcil by tliu
crew. II. IIACKFELD & CO.,
33 St Agents
MRS. Qascoynu has closed her place
of business fur three months
being absent from the Kingdom Will
reopeu the same in December next.
Masonic Funeral Notice.
TI1EKE will be a meeting of Iln.
waiian Lodge, No 21, F. & A. M ,
on SUNDAY, September 2d, 1883, at
2 o'rli.ck v. m., for the purpose of at
tending the funiral of our late Brother
Andrew Mc Wayne, member of Lodge
Lu I'rogrcs, and all sojourning Mason
are fraternally invited to be present.
By order of the W.-. M.
T. 0. PORTER,
34 2t Secretary.
. CD W
MISS Thide's school vacation com
miiKcd on Friday, Aug. 24lh,
and will continue till September lOtb,
when the suliixil will re-open. 30 lw
DURING my absence from tho King
dom Mr. Tong Man Choong will
act for mc in all business matters under
a full power of attorney.
Honolulu, August 27, 1888.
32 lwd CI 3tw
DURING my absence from the King
dom the Hon. YV. F. Allen will
act for mc under a full power of attor
ney in all private matters, and also In
nil estates in which I am assignee or
agent. W. C. 1'AllKE.
Honolulu, August 25, 1883. 2U 2m
AT the adjourned annual meeting of
the shareholders of the Olownlu
Company held on August 2(Jtb, the fnl.
lowing gentlemen were duly elected to
serve as oQlceis for tho ensuing year,
W. G. Irwin President,
D. It. Vula Vice President,
W. M. Giffmd Treasurer,
0. O. Berger... Secretary tVs Auditor.
C. O. BURGER,
Honolulu, August 2!), 18:8. 32 lw
piIE annual meeting of tho stock.
X holders of the Mutual Telephone
Company will be held at the Company'
building, on WEDNESDAY, Septtm
ber Cth, at 10 o'clock a. m.
C. 0. BERGER,
34 td Secretary.
I71LEGANT Upright Plnno, has been
li iu use only u few mouths. Fine
Mulshed, latest improvement!) and bril
liant lone, Bostou. Maes., make. Apply
at tills OUlcc. 34 lw
Assistant. Bookkeeper nnd
AYOUNQ man of irreproachable
character and habits, willing to
commence at a moderate salary which
will be Increased according to value of
his services, Address I'. O. Box No, 351,
Honolulu. Stating age, experience,
salary required and references. None
other noticed. 30 Ol
Jeaii, HIM, Lien, Gaiiloimel im Flannelette.
CgrSomething New and Suitable for this Ullmato,
On Account of moval
GENUINE CLEARANCE SALE.
Plush Sets, Ladies' Work Baskets,
In Plush & Leather ; Bisque, Glass ifc Parian Ware, Opera &
Marine Glasses, Telescopes,
IMCwsic Boxes,Toy, JESoolo!, ulliim,
And other thiiigh too nunu'iotiH to mention. All the above
Goods will he ofieicd at the
LOWEST PRICES EVER aUOTED IN THE KINGDOM.
JSSSTTho aboc Goods aio New,
been imported ox recent arrivals and
ns cmpesis" a3"V3Esivxisrc3- -a
W. H. GRAEIHALGH
lOO Port SLreel, Honolulu.
1ST BARGAINS -J New Line ol u- BARGAINS -
Lamps, Chandeliers & Lanterns,
At Lo'mt Prices than ever b.-fme. New invoice of
5HELF-HAWABE, PLOWS k HTL MERCHANDISE.
NovolticH nnd Puucy GooiIn, Im X.ivrjjjo Vtwioty.
"While Bros' Cement (lull weight).
At lowest marUi't late.
G. W. MACFARLANE & CO.
ONE flue Milch Cow,
price, $125. Apply
at the Buli.IiTIN Oftlce.
FOR SALE or LET
THE IIoiiHe and Lot on
Beietania street next to
Mr. John Enu's 0i tho west;
lurge lot runs from Beretnnla to Young
btrcet. II on so rnntains parlor, (lining
room, three large bedioom, kitchen
Lmth.iootn and out-houses Inquire of
01 tf VT. C. WILDER.
BRICK STORE on Nnuanu
street, titled with shelv.
ing, counters, etc , next to
Now lulu's corner. Rent very moderate.
Apply to J. E. BROWN As CO.,
2') tf 28 Meichniit street.
AROUSE on School street
near tho wooden bridge,
containing five loonib, Ik sides
bllliard-room, bathroom, kitchen and
pantry. Albo carriage house and stables
lor two horses. Apply to
E. W. JORDAN,
At Wutcrhoiifii's Fort-Etna Store.
A FAMILY of threo adults,
tourists; whites to nnt
a Cottage of about six rooms,
compktely furnished for about two
months. Good caro will bo taken of
tho furniture and prompt payment of
rent made. Apply at
HAWAIIAN BUSINESS AGENCJY,
33 lw Cor. Fort & merchant Blrecte.
rpjlAT I'ronerly on
iperly on l'ori
street known as tho
'Gymnasium Premises" are
oll'ured for sale on reasonable
terms. Apply to
G. W. BURGESS,
At Benson, Smith & Co,
28 - 88 lm
Kiesh and of the Latest Design, having
weio selected expiessly for the trade.
Best brands, in (i, 7, 8 and 9 ft. lengths.
In quantises to suit at lowest market
G. VV. MACFARLANE & CO.
Pliotogranhic View Albums.
the thing for collectors of
A complete assortment just received
direct from New York.
All Sizes & Prices.
Intended puichaseis will do well to
examine this line before purchasing
elsewhere Sizes from 3i by 4Y to
10M by 13i. For Sale only by the
Hawaiian News Co.
CUSTOMERS having our Soda Water
or Lemonado Bottles (empty) on
hand will greatly oblige by notilylng
us by telephone or otherwise, and they
will at once bo Fcnt for. Bottles retained
longer than ono month will be charged
for. Telephones: Boll, 172 s Mutual? 3W).
J. E. BROWN & CO.,
Proprietors, Tahiti Lemonade Works.
AS I iutend leaving the Kingdom for
beveial months per steamer Zca
lundia, the 2Jid of September, I hereby
request that all bills due me be paid
before Urn li.Mh of next month, otherwise
they will be placed in the bauds of a
collector without further notice.
MRS. A. M. MELLIS,
17 Kmmu street.
Honolulu, August L'8, 188H. 38 lw
TUB Boat saved from tho
wreck of the "Dunnot
tucastli'," aud sold at auction
to the King, has been icfltted,
coppered and deck. over by Sir. Holland,
and Is for sale cheap for cash by
E. R. RYAN,
31 2w Boat Builder.
riMJE Beautiful Suburban
X Kcsidenie, foimerly oc
cupied by N. F. Burgess, is
oilerid foi sale. Lot 100xl3. For fur
ther particulars apply to
G. W. BURGESS,
20 8w At Benson, Smith & Co.