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T1IE EVENING BULLETIN: HONOLULU, II. I., PHI DAY, EEBKUARY 9, 100
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DANIEL. LOOAN City Uilltoi
I'll I DAY.
.FKimUAHY !), 1000.
Positive Instructions from Washing
ton are needed to clear up the local
situation as regards appropriations.
What's the matter with Jlartwell? Is
hc'unahle to get t positive hearing?
Having cvolvod n scheme for the ex
lermlimtton of the rats, the Citizens'
Committee needs only hearty coopera
tion from every business man and
householder to make the campaign effective.
(Jen. Huller to regain popular con
lldcnce will do well to spend less time
talking about the valor of his men and
more to the development of plans that
shall make this magnificent valor ef
fective. The saddest feature of the
campaign is the continuous assignment
i'f the best blood of the jiation to Im
Till! PKI-n IMMNCIIlSli.
The Advertiser Is at last good enough
to state in plain English the reason
for Its advocacy of a restricted fran
chls.' under territorial law. Accord
ing to the version of our contempo
rary a free for all sulfrage means na
tive Hawaiian control. To prevent this
result the restricted franchise, which
will fall heavily upon the llawallans.
Is considered necessary.
I'nder the act of annexation the
native llawallans are considered as
American citizens. I'nder the consti
tution the native llawallans have the
same right to recognition as the Ame
rican from San Kranclsco or the lately
naturalized Ameiicau of New York. It
Is merely a ipiestton of whether the
goTciutneiit of Hawaii shall be repre
hcutntlvc of the citizens, or an organi
zation formed with a view to carry
ing out the theories of a select class
who delegate to themselves an autho
rity over citizens unfortunate In the
size of their income. Is the govern
ment of Hawaii to represent the peo
ple, or Is It to be formed with a view to
giving special advantages to tho citi
zens of wealth.
Provlous U) annexation the state
ment was mado that the llawallans
were fully capable of assuming the
privileges and responsibilities of
American citizenship. Why should tho
annexationists who made this state
ment now givethelie to their assertions
by assuming that n free franchise
means a revival of all the legislative
corruption and Inefficiency of the past
under Polynesian auspices? Are we to
admit that good government In Hawaii
cannot be maintained without a re
strict franchise In lieu of the guns of
an oligarchy? Is It true that the rul
ing element of Hawaii desire n colo
nial government In preference to a ter
ritorial government which recognize
the equality of the Individual citizen?
There is no reason to fear the con
tinuation of the old antagonisms If
the. rulers of the best government on
earth will be good enough to recognize
tho llawallans ns American citizens,
and cease to follow the old idea of set
ting them aside as a class which must
be governed without a free voice In the
Tho principle Involved Is the corner
stono of American government. If tho
standard of citizenship In these Islands
is not high enough to warrant granting
all privileges allowed tho Mainland
territory, then Hawaii must perforce
drop back to a position of equality
with former possessions of Spain.
A Shot In the Nllit.
At about 10:30 o'clock last night ,i
shot was heard in tho vicinity of tho
koroceno warehouso detention camp.
No one knew just who did It, but It
was learned this morning that the bul
let went through a window of a, hotiso
near tho new Iron Works occupied by
Hawnllans, passed through tho parlor
and lodged In tho framo of the front
door. Fortunntely tho people of the
houso hud Just loft tho parlor to re
tire or Bomo ono might havo been hint.
Investigation has been mado today, but
ino identity or tlio person who 1 red
tho shot haa not been learned yet. Tho
guards nbout Oio kerosene, varehou3o
detontlon camp havo been In tho habit
of shooting dogs In Knkunko and it
may havo been ono of these. At nil
events, a revolver was used with crim
inal carelessness and tho llattened bul
let la now In possession of Deputy
Dcntli of Dunsmulr.
Now York, Jan. 31. Aloxnndor Duns
mulr, tho coal king of tho Pacific
Coast, died todny at tho Hotel Imperial,
aged 47 years. Mr. Dunamtilr had suf
fered from meningitis at Intervals for
many yearn, but his death waa unex
pected, for ho appeared to bo In por
Attorney (Icneral Cooper has render
ed an opinion on the expenditure and
extension of tho appropriations. Fol
lowing Is the opinion ns corrected by
Department of the Attorney General,
Honolulu. 11. 1.. Jan. 30. 1'JOO.
To the Executive Council: 1 submit
herewith my opinion In regard to
questions arising under the appropria
First, as to the appropriation for sal
aries and pay rolls: There seems to
be no ditllctilty In arriving at a conclu
sion on this qilestloli. Sections fi and
S of Article (ill of the Constitution pro
vide that the appropriation bill for
salaries and pay roll shall remain a
permanent one until stricken out or
amended, and, further, that the appro
priation bill passed the 2fith day of
April. lS'JI, shall continue in force,
subject only to amendment by the
Legislature. The appropriation bill,
therefore, of lS'.H, as amended by Act
i;o In the Session Laws of 1S9S, re
mains the permanent appropriation
bill for salaries and pay rolls for the
present biennial period until further
amendad by . e Legislature.
The questions arising under the Ap
propriai.ou llni for Current Expenses
present more iiiiucuii ieaiurcs. sec-1
Hon 4 of Article f9 In the Constitution
provides that in case of n failure of i
the Legislature to pass appropriation
hills providing for payments of the
necessary current expenses of carrying
on the Government and meeting Its le
gal obligations, the Minister of Fi
nance may. with the advice of the
Executive Council, make such pay
ments for and during tho new biennial
period, for which purposes tho sums
appropriated In the last appropriation
bill shall be deemed to have been re-
Section .'! of Act .18 of the Session
Laws of ISIis provides that It shall bo
lawful for the .Minister of Finance to
continue to make payments In accord
ance with the appropriation authorized
by this Act. until the .list day of
.March. A. I). 1900, and thereafter at
the same rate until new appropriations
This section, construed with Section
I of Article DO of the Constitution, I
am of the opinion, authorizes expend
itures of all amounts mentioned In the
appropriation bill necessary for the
current expenses uf carrying on the
I am of the opinion that it does not
re-enact Items passed for specific pur
poses which have been completely ex
pended. I am also of the opinion that
for tho llrst three mouths of tho pres
ent year, or until tho 31st day of
.March, 1900, the provision as to pto
rata does not apply; but after that date
a pro-rata date is fixed by Section 3
of Act r8 Tho word "thereafter" In
this section must, however, bo con
trolled by tho provision of tho Consti
tution making the appropriation bill
I for current account practically a bien
nial appropriation. For this reason, If
a Department during the first three
months of this year should expend
moro than n pro-rata, It would there
after bo limited to a pro-rata of the
remainder of tho appropriation for tho
ensuing twenty-one months of tho pe
riod. For instance, tho appropriation
for roads and bridges In Honolulu Is
$100,000.00. If the .Minister of tho In
terior during the first three months of
the year, should expend $2,1,000.1,0 from
this amount, he would for tho remain
ing twenty-one months bo cntlth'd to
one-twenty first part of the $7.1.01.0.00
to th- end of the period.
THE AUDIT ACT.
Aa :;. Session Laws of 1S9S. creat
in? an Auditor General's Department,
contain the following section:
rfe, tion 2S. I'nless otherwise pro
ile.i by law, all sums of money which
shall he appropriated to tho public sor
Ice for any biennial period, and which
shall not be expended during such pe
riod, shall lapse, and shall not bo Is
sued or applied in any future biennial
period to tho particular torvlca for
which the appropriation shall havo
been made, unless n contract or 11
gagement shall havo been mado and
entered Into before tho cxplnulou of
siieh biennial period by which 11 liabil
ity so to issue or apply tin. same shall
Have been Incurred, anil a certified
copy of which contract or engagement
shall have been deposited wlta ho Au
rho question arises as to where a
contract lias been entered into but not
completed until after tho cnl of tho
period, whether or not ft reservation
of tho funds In tho Treasury can ho
mado for the payment of sums becom
ing duo under tho contract?
I nnswer this question In the nega
tive. LEGAL lNTEUPU;rr.TJON
Act r.S, standing l,y ltsi-lf, provide
for appropriations foV departmental
use of tho Government during tho two
years which will end on tho 31st day
of December In tho year 1S99. There
was no autnoiity whatever for tho ex
penditure of any of tho moneys appro
priated by this Act, for work dono or
materials furnished, that cannot bo
paid for beforo tho 31st day of Decem
ber, 1S99. 1 am of tho opinion that
Act G8 controls tho expenditure of tho
money, and that tho provision of Sec.
Hon 28 of Act 39 does not control pro
vision of Act G8. I am of tho opinion
that nil amounts which may becomo
duo on tho contracts after tho 31st day
of December, A. D. 1899. must bo mot
y a special appropriation bill. For
instance, a contract la mado for tho
orection of a building to cost $10,000.00
tho latter part of tho past biennial po
rlod, nna no work has been dono on tho
contrnct until nftcr tho present month;
I do not believe thnt tho sums be
coming duo under tho contract can he
charged to tho unexpended balances of
tho appropriation bill for tho past po
riod, for It would bo placing nt tho dis
posal of tho Department in which tho
F fr FY fTY O
Just opened, direct shipments from the manufacturers.
An invoice of
tsFrench White China for Decorating.
'I he finesi assortment ever exhibited in Honolulu, direct
Direct from the Fry Art Co.,
Fry's Verifiable Colors in Powder.
Thirty thousand feet of
Picture Mouldings in the Latest Patterns.
Our selection of Pictures are the Latest trow.
Howard Hitchcock's Oils, Water Colors, of
Island Scenery and Fruits.
China Firing a specialty, at reduced rates.
The Latest in Lamp Goods.
Good Air. Good View. Gooo Health.
A special invitation is extended to everybody to visit Ho
nolulu's most delightful residence site
The Pacific Hardware Co,
contract was made the amount of the
appropriation hill for tho present pe
riod, plus the $10,000.00, tho amount of
the contrnct. This, I believe, was not
the intention of the Legislature, nor do
I believe It to bo authorized by the law
as It stands today.
WAKKANTS AND LOAN FUND.
Another question Is as to tho pay
ment of warrants Issued by tho Au
ditor prior to the closing of tho books
on tho 15th of January, 1900, which
aro not presented for payment until
some later date. I am of tho opinion
that tho .ssuanco of tho warrant by the
Auditor Is practically tho liayment of
the Government's obligations, and the
warrant should be honored by the
Trensurer at any time, on presenta
tion. In regard to the Loan Fund Appro
priation Hill, It seems clenr that tho
unexpended balances may be used un
til the 31st day of March, 1900, on
which dato all balances cease and no
further expenditures can be mado
which aro chargeable to this appro
priation after that date.
I heliovo this covers all the points
which havo been raised in regard to
the several appropriation bills,
HENRY E. COOPER.
THAT IS WHAT EVERYBODY SAYS
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Four Pieces Hawaiian Music I
Rainfall and Temperature Tables I
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50 cents, and we will do the rest.
Books and Stationery I
316 FORT STREET.
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R. A. DEXTER, Manager.
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(Nine Different Views.)
Children's Books and
Toys at Reduced
Hawaiian News Co,
We Are Still
In the Swim!
That's an old saying, yet true, and
when we say we are In the swim, why
we mean every word of it.
We have the swellest TIES for the
Holidays that you want to lay your eyes
on, In all of the Latest Styles and Shapes.
We have just replenished our stock of
GOLF SHIRTS, and are strictly speaking
rleht up-to-date In as comnlele a line of
men's and boys' FURNISHINGS as cant
dc suown in me largest city ot the main
land. At our Hotel Street Store, Nos. 9 and 1,
Waverley Block, we are going to give you
a chance to win a fine BICYCLE. For
every purchae of 50c the ci' mer Is en
titled to one tlcke Thi rn , vho holds
the greatest mm V tf diets m Christ
inas morning at t i .w gtt 'he wheel.
TELEPHONES 679 and 96.
Two Large Stocks
Of tho Beet Furnishings.
Kaiulani Drive aptly termed, the Via Ataxima or Grand
Boulevard, and in itself an artistic piece of engineering affords
easy access to all points, as also scenic and marine views of
exquisite grandeur at every turn.
Contracts have been let for material, and the work of
construction, equipping and installation placed in the hands ot
a competent electrical engineer to be fully completed by June
1st. Having an independent power plant we are prepared to
furnish electric power for lighting, heating and otherfpurposes,
to our home builders at most reasonable rates.
Our reservoirs are now completed and water mains laid so
as to supply each lot. Permits for making water connections
will be granted on application.
An inspection of the attractive homes now building, or
the names of purchasers of lots, will convince anyone that
PACIFIC HEIGHTS is the choicest and most select-of all the
residence sites of Honolulu.
For further information,
the office of
prices, terms, etc., apply
BRUCE WARING & CO.
reserved for the
3 TEMPLE OF FASHION
Established 1860. Assets J25.21 1,010.15.
INSURE YOUR LIFE
The : Germania : Life
Insurance Company nf New York,
Tho Gold Bond Endowment Policy is Bbttbe than
U. S. Government Bonds.
Merchant Street Side
EiVWETT MAY. Manager.
Assessment Notice Wala
lua Agricultural Com
Notice Is hereb- 'Iven that an assess
ment of Co per cent nas been levied upon
the 10,000 shares, new Issue, of the Wal
alua Agricultural Cj , Ltd., and that the
same will be due and payable at the oflice
if Castle & Cooke, Ltd., Jan. 15, 1900.
E. D. TENNEY,
Secretary Walalua Agr'l Co., Ltd.
Mechanics' Homo, cornor Hotel and
Nuuanu Btrcots, lodging by day, week
or month. Terms: 25 and 50 cents
per night f 1 and 1.25 per weok.
Notice of Assesfimnt
Notice Is hereby given
assessment of ten (:o) per
capital stock of the HONOLULU RAPID
TRANSIT AND LAND CO. will be due
and payable to J. H. Fisher, treasurer, 41:
Fort (upstairs), Honolulu, on the 1st day
February. The shares upon which as
jessment may remain unpaid after thirty
days from said date, will be declared de
linquent. J. A. GILMAN,
Secretary H. It. T. & L. Co.
Honolulu, Feb. 1, 1000. 1419
T. R. MOSSMAN
Real Estate Agent
Searcher of Titles
JOHN H. SOPER
!tt ili IW Brto
11G Morohant Street.
112 Hotkl Struct.
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