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finisaod the point or intoiv on of our
brief article. "We have i : anil had
not the slightest objeol
remission of duties of the
fact, believed and belle
have been the iroiwr th
done. Nor did wo intini
pose that any private itttc
be served thereby. Our
that a member of the C.
had no more right to i
private bill after the cxi
the lime allowed for pi
than any other member
m to the
. to have
c or sup-
House. Only this and nothing
more. Under a suspension of the
rules any member can do so. and
without a suspension no Minister
can, properly. Ei.
OUR GLORIOUS CONSTITUTION.
EotTon Bullktin: Notwith
standing the many and varied at
tacks made upon the present Ha
waiian Constitution, I contend that
it is, unamended, the best suited for
these islands that could be "hashed
up ;" although I admit that it might
he unsuitable to the needs of a civil
The Hawaiian Constitution is gen
erally believed to be a contradictory,
inconsistent, incongruous and un
safe guide in all matters which it is
intended to regulate ; but, neverthe
less, 1 cleave to the opinion that the
contrary is the fact.
The glorious Constitution of the
Hawaiian Kingdom is one of the
most proliliu and accommodating
documents ever drawn up by the art
of man it pioves everything, helps
everybody, and is gradually invad
ing the household and regulating
the affairs of everyday life. As an
instance of this my boy refused to
eat poi the other day ; because it
was unconstitutional when more ex
pensive dishes were on the table.
Properly viewed the Hawaiian
Constitution is like an accommodate
ing "vest pocket" that has only to
be searched to find out the treasure
it contains. Should a kanaka legis
lator oppose a bill or motion in the"
House he appeals to a rule or clause
of the Constitution as supporting
his opinion ; and the fellow on the
other side flings back, as a retort,
another clause of the same docu
ment. Thus the Constitution is
handy and invaluable to all parties
and factions as a political sand bag,
used but never abused.
Another important advantage of
the document is the readiness with
which its separate rules and piovi
sions can be laid aside when occa
sion requires, as witness the arbi
trary exclusion of the pu .ic from a
Legislative committee ni ctmg la?t
Saturday in express op osition to
Rule 27 ol" the Constifi' on. The
rules of the Hawaiian l. ostitution
have certain folding an ngemenls
by which they can be re .ocd ami
suspended as easily as s the rules
of the Legislative Chamber. This
is a grand convenience, b cause the
Constitution might otherwise get
seriously in the way anil be hurt.
Another great advantage possess
ed by our unique Constitution is,
that it embodies many of the char
acteristics of Monarchical and Re
publican institutions so beautifully
mixed and blended so that we, poor
Hawaiians, cannot tell "which from
t'other." That is just as it should
be ; because we must believe the Con
stitution to be Hawaiian or nothing.
Hawaiians must create and evolve
their constitutions themselves, and
the wisdom, profundity of study and
erudition apparent in the Hawaiian
Constitution, shows conclusively the
progress of our development in this
direction as a people, and the great
aptitude we have for self-government.
It is all very well to say that the
"thing" was hastily gotten up, and
must necessarily be imperfect; but
T maintain that this circumstance
was fortunate in giving to our glori
ous Constitution the conglomeration,
comprehensiveness, angularity and
feasibility necessary to its useful
ness, convenience, and adaptability
to the wants and whims of Hawai
ian legislators of the straight type
or the curly.
I trust that His Majesty, with or
without the advice of his quartette
o'f august responsible or irresponsi
ble Ministers, will send a copy of the
Hawaiian Constitution to the Mel
bourne Exposition before it closes,
to inform all the ends of the earth
of the wisdom and greatness pre
vailing on these "isles of the sea,"
as embodied and reflected in the
unique document which we swear to
support whether we know its con
tents or not. It might also be ad
visable to send with the sacred docu
ment the portraits of the quartette
of Ministers, which would be unique
"Cabinet" pictures and convey a
fair idea of what kind of government
we have iu the Hawaiian Kingdom.
IIouolulu, Sept. 10, 1888.
Tab Boo has mixed up the Con
stitution with the J les of the
House. There is no ' Hide 27 of
tho Constitution," and 'die Article
of that document so )' nbered re
lates to reprieves ai I pardons,
Editok Bui.u:tin : The presump
tion is that editors should or ought
to know everything that is going on,
lie should know law to be able to
review Legislative Acts and legal
decisions (always keeping in view
j4 Mi i-""'
the libel enactments) ; ho should bo
versed in physic to unable him to
review n coroner's inquests; he
should be a nialheiniilicinii in order
to explain the Appreciation Act of
I hu last session, ills eiy doitl t
ul whether hu should have any po
lilieal or sectarian icws; bill he
bhould understnud a littlo of "civil
engineering to inablu him to give
nii opinion j -t li v ii. any limes a
street should lie dug up and tilled
up in oidui id ol tuiii st guide; nud
this brings me to the question I wish
to ask. jH whose expense is Kbit;
sired " u.iu; '.i:id. d. the Trainwav
Co. oi the ViotiinuieiitV Is tl neces- I
saiy to cut the load at Leleo to the
extent, tlct i being done and who
pays foi the damage to the property
which is eiy gieat? An answer to
this, vw ' oliligu a number of
At the expense of the Govern
ment, ot com so. We have express
ed the opinion that it was not neces
sary to cut away so much of the
road at Lelen, and believe we
arc right. As to paying for damage
to pioperty, if anybody the Govern
ment, we presume, is liable. Ed.
Editor Bullutix: A few months
ago, when we Saw the Government
Surveyor's tent roosting on the sum
mits of our Kohala range, the sweet
hope of a nice home arose in many
an Anglo'-rfaxon, German, Poitu
gucse and Hawaiian heart; but,
alas, as many a thing in this chang
ing world, that hope was but it
dream, a waning shadow shatteieil
by the Government advertising the
sale of a lease of 759 acres ot land
Every week we read in the papers
sad complaints about hosts of resi
dents leaving for mure propitious
shores; now, would not pait, at
least, of the problem "how to keep
the population here," have been
solved, if the Government had
granted homesteads? As it is now,
said lands only profit two or three
well to do cattle-raisers.
But one may object, some of
these lands are "in lite" and plenty
of lawsuits may be encounterid. A
poor answer, in my opinion. Dis
putes are as liable to ante from a
void lease, as from a void sale ; be
sides, only those lands whose tilhs
are not disputed could be sold now,
and the remainder later.
Seven bundled and fifty-nine
acres divided in lots of from lo to
20 acres would make from -10 to 50
persons hpp. and those and their
cbildien and their children's chil
dren to many generations would
bless the Uefoim paity.
Let us hope that the Ministers
will reconsider their decision, and
give the poor man the only chance
be has. to ti'utie a home, as it is
next to impossible hu him to buy a
fro; ft Irtitl in tl.ii (tistiict.
TliF HEWS !jF THE VILLAGE BV
iiiE KILO BAY.
Dr.Aii Mu. Konon, Sir: Inotice
by lb re il of the paper that friends
will on n write of ttie news from
our little village so I also do this
write with the trust that many may
be joyful Jo see another word from
their native birthplace which is not
much JAM with nonsense. Thete
may not much news be said about
here, but another murderer have
been found in Puna.
There one old native man who
been friendly to every peoples was
foul murder by some Chinaman who
have been with the Police to Prison
tliis week in a whale-boat to Hilo.
The Sheriff was gone to visit the
surround of the Island but the
Sheriff Deputy was here and was do
much work to find out everything
Some of the peoples is much
frightened because they think many
Chinamans is bad and wishes to kill
every other peoples but I do not
think it must be so. The workman-
here says that not much money is
circulation now, but is better than
many months passed. Some of our
friends is doing much work and
some new house is made in the
We boast many artist here of
Hilo. Mr. Furneaux was here, but
is just return from visit to the sea
shore at Keaukea. He have many
work of arts at his study. Also Mr.
Tavernier was been sick but is bel
ter and he tell me he wisii to go out
and become strong once more to
work, and lie hope to get to Mr.
Hitchcock place in the wood to
sketch and become- well. Also Mr.
Howard Hitchcock was do some
paint; he have been paint hisfaiher
house just finish and also some pic
ture in bis study. He with Mr.
Tavernier will go' to the wood for a
week for j-kctch.
Our new doctor seem very busy.
Wo see him ride out all day and
often in the ninht, but not many
people dead j ct.
There is also one new Japanese
doctor for thin place, but I think tho
Government doctor get too Miiall
pay for the n.nny woik she have to
do fiee; only it was best for the
poor man. but many was lieh
enough to pay say for the Govern
meat i" pay enough, so she lose
tSuiiiu ucjooIs aro begin their
tench but not yet the Government
si.W'b. The Hilo Boarding School
bef',,1 to i ;,i n lust week, but only
feiv bi'ln I'Tj was come yet. The
Catholic Mission School was also
open this week with quite tv many
scholars. "Also thcv Foreign seliob'r
with some scholar-.
The plantations are no gri 1 ot
but many of them implant tit, tt ar
Theio was everv d.'n n. tav jvo
pies bath iu the Wailuh- 1: u- lor
get n ndy for a Blithe Feat iipm,
Satin day. Theic was mm., Vi.i.neu
and many children every day-" "join,
sometime more than 100.
We are veiy much glad tn see
Hon. D II. Hitchcock ami lion. II.
Deacon back again. Wo utv jdad
for the sluing woiklhcj been ito for
us, lint some fiicnd been gi i thing
iiiiR-li,Mi when he think there been
bill for VoUano road to Hilo. I
hear, not lull for that but onlyjn
Appropiintion bill been 30000.00
for Volcano Koad.
We arc have very much iveniher
but many line day and Hie dew kiss
the lehua very much sometime.
With aloha lor all the kindness of
you to give this pleasant word for
the fiieuds. Yours trulj',
J. K. WllAlTEIlS,
Hilo, September, 1888 A.D.
Mr. J. K. W. writes a splendid
hand, and in that respect his copy
is good. As to his composition, that
is of the "half-white" variety. Copy
has been faithfully followed in the
reproduction of his communication.
A NAVAL CAUTION.
The following letter explains it
self: U. X S. "Ai.kkt,'' 3d Bath, )
Honolulu. Sept. Hi, 1888. j
EniTOit Bulli-.tin : Will you
kindly state in your paper, for the
benefit of the merchants of Hono
lulu, that I have a very strict regu
lation on board of the Alert, pro
hibiting the enlisted men contract
ing debts for any purpose whatever.
They have a liberal allowance of
monthly money given them every
month, and I require that they shall
pay cash for all purchases. I posi
tively refuse to recognise or pay
any bill of their contracting unless
pcisonally authorised by myself,
particularly bills to liquor or eating
saloons and boarding houses.
As lite Alert is likely to remain
some time at'Honolulu'ynd thislnat-ti-t
m-iy he ot interest to the mer
chants on shore it would 'be" a bene
fit to them if you would kindby give
notice ol it.
J. D. Giiaiiam,
Com. U. S. N. Commanding.
We had a nice lain here 1:ist
week, 1 85-100 inches having fallen.
The country is exceptionally
green looking for this time of the
year, and the cane is looking ex
eeedmgly well, nuking piospecls
go' d for next year's crop.
the null will Man tip about the
l-t of this mouth.
Time Chinamen ran a' ay from
thu plantation on lh night of the
j-t inst., and have not yet been cap
tured. Sept. 12th, 1888.
NOTES ABOuTkOLQaT KAUAI.
Strangers or oteisional visitors
to Koloa cannot help e.pn-hsing
their surprise and admitation at the
manifold improvements, that are
constantly looming up at this town.
The very cosmopolitan population
bceins to highten somewhat the
effect. There are, for example, a
German town, New Portugal, New
Madeira, a Japanese village, and
the never failingChinatown, with its
peculiar odor of opium and filth,
where also at almost all times of day
and night can be heard the ear
piercing noise of Chinese music.
Koloa seems to bo the Celestials'
Paradise, for the use and sale of
opium and sham-shoo, and oppor
tunities lor gambling seem to hold
lull sway here.
No one arriving at Koloa, can
have the benefit of full observation,
unless they laud at Koloa landing,
or at least make a visit to that point.
The binding is the tnost ,southeily
one on Kauai. The sea here isjat
alt times as smooth as a looking
glass, while there is hardly nny
surf on the beach.
The Koloa plantation lias made,
at an enormous cost to itself, some
splendid improvements at tho land
ing. It lias built a hew aqri sub
stantial wharf for the landing of
passengers and freight. A large
derrick is placed on the wharf to
facilitate the handling of heavy
machinery and boxes.
A new road and improvements to
the old one have been made at heavy
expense. Two large warehouses are
built at the lauding, one of these
about GO x 2-1, tho other about
80 x 24 feet. The larger one is
raised about 10 feet abovo tho
ground, leaving a largo space under
i lie house for storage of goods.
Some immense cargoes, considering
the size of Koloa, are bandied at this
wharf. Koloa landing, as at pre
sent, is generally acknowledged to
be the best landing, next to Hono
lulu, on the islands. About .00,000
bugs of sugar luivo been shipped
fioui this plai e already this somon,
while gi biding is h.udly expected to
cense before ! to (I weiks licitce.
A splendidly equipped wagonette,
drawn by a pair of btiong and gen
tit! horses in charge of an experi
enced diiver, is in wailing at the
landing on steamer day, to take
passengers to Kohn, distant about
two miies. Tie rtnsonuhlu amount
of ftD cents is charged fm such nc
commodalion. The drive on the
road, which is in excellent condition,
il a highly enjoyablo one. Fields
of ugar cane or taro patcltr9, or
omc i.icf residences surrounded by
Mindc ticctj and gardens gteet the
eye. Tito hrst public- building met
is tho Court IIouo and jail, a frame
structure. Close by is the guber
natorial mansion of Her Kxcelleney
Lnuihau, Governess of Kauai.
Eatt from thin place, and about
half a mile distant, is the Human
Catholic Church and school. The
church is built of stone, and is iu
charge of Hcv. Father Libert. The
school teacher is Mr. Mica. This
very pleasant gentleman is also Tax
Asessor. Some -10 pupils visit this
, Returning to the road again, we
meet tuc builtlings used as a Gov
ernment school, which are surround
ed by a large and exceedingly well
kept recreation ground, where the
children can run about and play
during recess. The number of pu
pils attending this school is above
100. Mr. J. F. Burkett is principal
of the school, while Mr. Ncal is as
sistant for the primary classes.
A little further on is the Protest
ant Church, which is built of stone.
Services are held here in English
and Hawaiian; English under the
charge of Rev. Goodell, Hawaiian
under Rev. Mahoe. The Sunday
School is well attended. Nearly
bppositc the church is the magnifi
cent lesidcnec of Dr. J. K. Smith,
surrounded by well kept gardens.
Close by is the Koloa Hospital, con
taining, I believe, about 8 beds.
Koloa music ball is also in this
vicinity, where the band, under the
leadership of Mr. Field, is discours
ing music almost nightly. This
baud, which has at present only 12
members, has been lately organized.
Next we come to the Koloa Sugar
Mill, wbicli has a capacity of 20 to
25 tons per day. At some other
time I will apply for the privilege
to inspect this" mill, when I will
write a more deluded account con
About 200 yards from here is the
newPost Olllce, a fiqtue building
12x la feet. Tins olUoo has 70
luiter.boxcs, uch, as aret
Honolulu. There is a dciivc
dow, bei les another window, at
which a wire rack holding all un
called for letters is exposed for pub
lic inspection. The olllce itself is
neatly lilted up in olllce style, con
taining a safe, maps and chatts, two
tables for assortiug letters and news
papers. Some 500 or GOO letters arc
received at and forwarded fiom this
office every week. Olllce hours are
from 8 a. m. to 5 p. m. Service is
prompt and very courteous. Mr.
G. Stretz, a genial and whole-souled
German, is the Postmaster here, be
sides holding the olllce of Collector
of Customs. I am inclined to con
cur in bis opinion that the Kolca
Post Olllce is tho best organized
olih'e in the country, next to the one
iu IIouolulu. Bti:-and-Byl
Koloa, Sept. 8, 1888.
The true origin of the glass slip
per. How Psammetichus, the King,
came to place the Greek slave,
Rhodopis, on the throne of the
We can readily believe that run
ning brooks can preach us sermons ;
but we could scarcely hope to find
a fairy story, based upon a solid
historical fact, especially one told
by the inscription upon the Sarco
phagi of Egypt. Ycl such is the
fact, for the records of the Psara
teck King3 tell us, that the story of
Cinderella or the Glass Slipper, that
so delights the childish imagination,
is in truth founded upon u romantic
love affair, between Psamtnetichus,
the successor of Amasis, King of
Egypt, and a lovely Greek slave.
Rhodopis had been a slave, and a
fellow bondswoman .with iKsop, the
fable writer, in the house of one
Iitdmon of Sanios. She 'by her won
derful beauty had attracted tho at
tention of Aphrodite, a wealthy and
powerful Patrician, who procured
her freedom, and heaped upon her
immense riches. On the death of
her patroness, Rhodopis fixed her
residence at Nauerates, a port on
the'Canotic branch of the Nile, and
there dispensed hospitality with the
lavish band of an Empress.
One morning, just after the sun
had crept across the Delta, she went
forth with her maidens to bathe.
At a short distance from the river,
she sought a secluded creek, away
from the busy main, and screened
by the waving, feathery papyrus.
As the creek was some yards from
the place where her litter stopped,
Rhodopis did not take off bar san
dals, until she reached the water's
edge, where she stood as while and
as lovely as the lotuses that blos
somed and bloomed about her.
Throwing off her sandals, she cliter
ed the water, and began swimming,
diving nud frolicking with tho easy
light hearted joy of the butteiilies
that fluttered about the llowcrs. She
would gather bandsful of lotuses,
and then throw llietu away, until
at Inst, tired of her sport, she in a
fit of laziness, floated on the cool
bosom of the water, and yielded hei
sejf lo thought.
Her sandals lay upon tho beach,
a dainty pair, all' embroidered with
gold and brilliant colors, and on
the upper surface of the solo, on
which her foot rested, bore the
figure of a captive with bound arms
on tho one being a Greek, and the
other an Egyptian, showing the
dominion her beauty had attained
over the two nations. Now, iu tho
air just over tho sandals, there
chanced to hover nn eagle, who be
i ing attracted by tho glitter of the
1 gold on the sandals, swooped dorm
TT. T., 8EIT15MKPn 1. MIR
and seizing ono, and rising again,
soon became n mere speck in the
Now this hit of theft nn the part
of the eagle, became the'lurning
point in the brilliant career of Rho
dopis The bird immediately direct
ed his flUItt over the Delta, and
away up the Nile to .Memphis, tho
capital of Hgyptf nud the seat of
Psammetichus the King, and there
ho dropped the situdal at the foot of
the judgment throne of the King.
The monarch wns sitting iu the
open air, dispensing Justice to his
subjects, and being exhausted with
the heat and dullness of the pro
ceedings, set him about to draw
pictures in his imagination. In
thought he greeted for himself a
magnificent palace, over which lie
placed in queenship an ideal beauty,
lie was just painting her as having
the eyes of tho gazelle, the voice of
tho nightingale, the lithcncss of the
panther, and the tread of a goddess,
when lo, tho sandal fell plump at his
feet. Astonishment fobbed him of
nil dignity, for ho jumped up and
shouted, "An omen! an omen I He
immediately dismissed tho court.
When in tho seclusion of his own
apartment, he after scanning the
dainty little sandal for some time,
concluded it was an act of the gods,
who desiring to make his heart's
wish come true, had taken this way
of showing their intention. He ac
cordingly without further to do. set
about electing a superb palace, and
despatched a messenger down the
Nile, with tho slipper, bidding him
in every city to cause it to be pro
claimed that "whosoever the sandal
fitted, and who had the fellow, and
who could explain the symbols ou
the soles thereof, should come to him
and be bis queen." With a mighty
retinue, and in right royaj pomp and
splendor the messenger set upon
For many months he searched in
vain, there was not a woman or
maiden in the whole of the kingdom,
but endeavored to thrust her foot
into the sandal but without avail.
The King's Palace had been com
pleted, and his heart had grown
weary of the delay, and he des
paired of ever finding its lovely
At last the royal messenger
reached Naucratis, and the news of
the proclamation reached the ears
of Rhodopis, as she sat in the midst
of her gue3ts, at one of those Lucul
lian banquets, she so delighted iu
giving. Instantly she ordered the
messenger to be brought to her pre
sence, for having now remembered
the shape of her sandal, she had no
doubt, but that the fellow of it, was
the one sought for. When the
messenger bowing lowly at the foot
stool of her chair, presented the
sandal, she not only thrust her
dainty little fool into it, but laugh
ingly. cried: "Here is the fellow,
and for this do I wear the S3rmbols
on the soles. As Greece is captive
to my beauty, so shall Egypt be,
and Egypt's King!" There was
great rejoicing thereat in her house
hold, and the dancing men and sing
ing girls, made merry the hours un
til the sun was high.
The next morning Rhodopis with
great pomp and ceremony repaired
with the messenger to Memphis,
where Psammetichus almost heart
sick with waiting, fell a captive to
her beauty, and in accordance with
Ins promise', took her to wife, and
thus was the Greek slave, given a
seat on the throne of the Pbaroahs,
and made Queen of all Egypt.
P. L. B.
87th Day Sept. 10th.
The House re-assembled at one
Noble Smith moved that the spe
cial committee on the bribery
charges be allowed, under ruld 27,
to have another meeting, and have
it in secret if necessary. Carried.
Minister Ashford reported the fol
lowing bills as signed by His Maj
esty: An Act to amend section 21 of
the tax laws.
An Act relating to deserting of
An Act to prevent the illicit traf
fic of spirituous liquors.
An Act to amend the Chinese re
An Act to amend sections 40 and
40 of the tax laws.
An Act relating to the election
Third reading of tho Appropria
Tho bill was read item by item,
alternately in Hawaiian and Eng
lish. When section 1 had been read
Minister Ashfoid moved that salary
Circuit Judgo of Maui $ 1,000
bo reduced to $3, GOO. Lost on a
d vision, 21 to 11.
Minister Ashford moved tho
salary of .
Circuit Judgo of iHilo and Knu.p.GOO
be increased to $4,000, Lost.
Minister Thurston moved that the
Aid to Queen's Hospital $12,000
be increased to 814,000. Carried.
Minister Green moved to insert
Salary Collector, Mahukona con
Noble Smith jnovetl to insert
??gJ!Jwy?!!'l'ilalllj;;j.!llj'',''1 vwmttwwvmfwi' ni n.
Refund of doublo taxation to W,
Rep. Horner moved to insert
Rom! Winluku to Lnhaina. . .1 $15,000
H p. 'lelekunihi moved lo insert
Road on Mnkttwuo $1,000
Biitlgo nt Kiiiluii, Maui 5,000
Both items were lost.
The third reading of the bill was
finished at 4 o'clock, and the House
adjourned to 10 o'clock Tuesday
88th Dat Sept. 1 lth.
House met at 10 a. in., President
W. R. Castle In tho chair. Roll
called and absentees noted.
Minister Thurston reported the
following bills from His Majesty,
An Act relating to issuing of com
An Act to facilitate the segrega
tion of lepers.
An Act relating to the number of
Justices of the Supreme Court.
His Excellency also reported the
following bids signed by His Maj
An Act to remit the postage on
the Paradise of the Pacific.
An Act to convoy a certain pieco
of land for benevolent purposes.
An Act to promote the construc
tion of steam railroads on the Isl
and of Oabu.
Tim BRIBERY CHARGES.
Noble Smith read the report of
the select committee on the charges
of bribery against Reps. Kamauoha
and Kauhi. After reading the re
solution adopted by the House call
ing for an investigation, the honora
ble Noble read the evidence. The
first witness examined by the com
mittee was G. P. Kamauoha, who
stated that he was not guilty of the
charge; he had not received any
thing from the Chinese. He had
been against the amendment from
the beginning. In answer to a
question by the Attorney-General,
Kamauoha said he had received 50
after the vote on the amendment
had been taken. He thought the
money was given him as a present.
He asked Luhiau if he had received
any money, and he stated he had
received his S50 from Kauhi.
Rep. Kauhi was examined and
said that the allegations against him
were not true.
Rep. Kalaukoa stated that Paeha
oie and Kamauoha had talked to
him about his vote on the Chinese
amendment. Kamauoha stated that
if I would vote against the amend
ment I would get coal enough for
my steamer. He asked me to speak
to Kawainui and the member for
Wailuku about their votes. One
day we went to Ablo's store, and a
Chinaman said he would pay "$50 to
each native voting against the
amendment. They had tried to get
Kawainui's vote but could not nian
age.it, and it was thought best to
drop him, as he had too big a mouth
in his newspaper. I wanted to
know whether bribery was going on
and followed it up. I received a
850 Spreckels certificate from Ka
uhi. (The certificate with others
arc in possession of the Attorney
General.) Rep. Maguire was examined and
said that Kamauoha had S50 for
me; ho had received it from Kauhi.
Minister Thurston said he hail re
ceived a note from Rbp. Kalaukoa,
stating that the Chinese weie offer
ing money for votes on tho amend
ment. Rep. Kauhi on again being .ex
amined stoutly denial paying $50
to four members of the House.
Noble Richardson and Rep. Dan
iels gave evidence denying they had
been influenced in their votes or re
ceived any money.
Rep. Paebaole said he got nothing
Ah Lai, Ahlo and W. O. Smith
FINDINGS OK FACT.
After painstaking investigation,
and careful bearing, the committee
find the following facts to be sub
stantiated by tho evidence:
1. Tdiat money was provided by
certain Chinese to be used in de
feating the proposed Constitutional
Amendment relating to Chinese, and
to reward certain members of the
Legislature who should vote to de
feat the same,
2. That after the said amendment
was indefinitely postponed certain of
the said money was paid to certain
of said members.
3. That there was a conspiracy
between Representative A. Kauhi,
Representative G. P. Kamauoha,
and others to use the money to cor
ruptly influence members of this
House to defeat the passage of said
4. Thai iu pursuance of said con
spiracy said G. P. Kamauoha sought
to persuade Representative A. P.
Kalaukoa to vote against the pas.
sage of said amendment, and through
said A. P. Kalaukoa to persuade
other members of this House so to
5. That said A. Kauhi, in pursu
ance of such conspiracy, received
money from certain Chinese for the
purpose of distributing tho same
among members of thiH House as a
reward for their having voted to de
feat said amendment, and gave fifty
dollars of tho samo to each ot Hie
following named members of thia
House, to wit;
A. P. Kalaukoa, Representative
from Honolulu ; S. C. Luhiau, No
ble from Hawaii ; O. Nawahiue, Re
presentative from Wailuku ; G. P,
Kamauoha, JRept CBentntive' from 6.
G. That said A. P. Kalaukoa took
the fitly dollars so paid to him, for
the purpose ol exposing such con
8phaoy. We would statu as appears by the
record that said S. C. Luhiau and
O. Nawahiue gave their evidence
before the committee stating how,
when and from whom they received
the said money so paid them ; but it
is not clearly 'proved that, befotc
they voted upon the passage of said
amendment they were informed, or
had knowledge of the reward so
prepared for .hem.
In view of the evidence and the
foregoing findings of fact, we make
the fiilloiviinr reccoinmendations,
winch we offer in the form of reso
lutions, lo wit :
.. Resolved, that the conduct of
Representative A. Kauhi, and of
R picsentative G. P. Kamauoha, in
the premises, establish the fact that
stilllcient cmse exists to expel tho
said A. Kauhi and said G. P. Ka
mauoha from this House, and to de
clare, their seats in the Legislature
2. Resolved, that the said A.
Kauhi, Representative from Ewa
and Waianae, is hereby expelled
from the House, and his scat in the
Legislature is declared vacant.
3. Resolved, that tire said G. P.
Kamauoha, Representative from S.
Kona, is hereby expelled from the
House, and his scat in the Legisla
ture is declared vacant.
4. Resolved, that the conduct of
Noble S. O. Luhiau, and of Rep. O.
Nawahiue, in accepting thesaid sums
of fifty dollars each is most repre
hensible, and is deserving of punish-,
ment. But, that, in view of the fact
of the free confessions made by
them, and of the assistance which
they rendered the committee in the
course of the investigation, the im
posing upon them of the censure of
this House will be suflicicnt punish
ment. 5. Resolved, that Noble S. C.
Luhiau be called before the bar of
this House, there to receive, from
the President of the Legislature, the
censure of of this House for- the
(J. Resolved, that the Representa
tive O. Nawahine be called before
the bar of this House, there to re
eeivc, from the President of the
Legislature, the censure of tho
House, for the cause aforesaid.
7. Resolved, that the Attorney
General be instructed to institute
such prosecutions, as the facts shall
in his opinion justify, against all
persons engaged in such conspiracy.
W. O. Smith, Chairman.
G. l'L Dole,
A. S. Wilcox.
Honolulu, Sept. 11, 1888.
We the undersigned although
agreeing with the majority report
iu most of its findings, do not con
cur iu tho recommendation con
cerning Noble Luhiau and Rep.
Nawidiine. Although it is a fact,
that proof of their complicity in the
matter before us, was almost wholly
due to their own confessions, yet
we believe that they received $50
each, knowing at the time they re
ceived ir, that it was given them by
the Chinamen as a remuneration
for having voted against the Con
stitutional amendment, anil that
had it not been for the exposure of
the whole matter by Rep. Kalaukoa,
they would have kept the same with
out ever reporting it to the House.
We feel that it would not be right
for this House tq condone so grave
an offence, but that it is its bound
en duty, as a Reform Legislature to
clear itself of the whole matter, and
show to the country that it will not
tolerate in the least any of those
acts, which have disgraced past
We therefore recommend to this
House that it do forthwith expel
Noble Luhiau and Rep. Nawahine
also from seats therein, and declare
their seats vacant.
. D. II. HiTcncocK.
At 12 :10 the House adjourned to
1 p. m.
The Houso reassembled at 1.15
Rep. Paebaole moved the report
be accepted, translated and printed.
The motion was lost.
The reading of the report was
concluded at 3 o'clock.
Noble Hitchcock moved that the
majority report as amended by the
minority report be adopted.
Noble Smith moved the majority
rcpoit be adopted. They all feel
the burden upon them. The con
duct of Noble Luhiau and Rep. Na
wahine standing by itself alone does
deserve expulsion, But in view of
their confession and assistance in
helping to bring others up, their
guilt is not so great as the others.
Confession does make a great differ
ence. Ho would plead before the
House for leniency on the part of
these two men.
Noble Hitchcock did not want this
House to think there was any hard
feeling. Hobad known Luhiau and his
family many years. They were be
ing looked at to-day, and their ac
tions will be scanned throughout the
breadth of the land. People will be
wondering what Hie Reform Legis
lature will do with four of its mem-
hers accepting bribes. That Luhiau
and Nawahine have accepted money
there was no doubt and they must
feel that" they aro men who cannot
be misted, lie wlsbeu a Heavier
1 penalty than' expulsion could be