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HAWAIIAN GAZETTE.
J. MOTT SMITH,
Director of ;the Government Press.
HONOLULU:
WKDKKSDAT, JUXE 10,
1868.
BY AUTHORITY.
Hon. H. W. Severance bu been duly com
missioned si Costa! or the Hawaiian Islands
for the Port of San Francisco, Tice Cbas. B.
Hitchcock, resigned.
C BE VaKIGST.
Foreign Office, Honolulu, June 9, 1S6S.
All Parties hiring Water Privileges, are
requested to hare their Taps and Pipes pat in
proper repair, as there will be a General In
spection of the said Taps and Pipes on the
1Mb of Jane. Parties neglecting this notice,
will subject themselves to having their water
stopped off. IIexrt PHEMCRcasT,
Superintendant H. W. W.
Official Correspondence.
The following letters to the Board of
Immigration contain matters ofinterest
to onr residents. A Stveedish compary
ore seeking to locate, and their attention
is directed to these islands. If anj of oar
land owners bare any suggestions to make,
it will be well 'to communicate with the
Board,, so that replies maybe forwarded
by theUdaJio.
COXSCLATE OF SWEDES AXD NoRWAT,
Honolulu, May 16th, 1S6S,
Sir : I beg leave to enclose to jour Excel
lency a letter from Sweden, which I received
a few days ago.
The writer makes inqniries about prospects
for immigrants from Sweden in these islands.
and before answering it, I am desirous oft
learning your Excellency s views and those
of the Hoard of Immigration on this subject.
If the Hawaiian .Government or a company
of landholders on the islands woold be willing
to bold out inducements to immigrants of such
industrious character as Swedish peasants are
known to he, in the way of grants of parcels
of land, furnishing of implements and tools.
etc. Jlr. xlaekleld in urope would be ready
to assist in their transportation to the islands
from Sweden.
If the Honorable Board of Immigration
consider encouragement to such Swedish emi
grants practicable, I shall be most happy to
commnnicate more fully with your Excellency.
Remaining your ob't serr't,
(Signed) J. Bollmax,
w Acting Consul.
To His .Ex. E. W. Hctchisos,
President of Hon. Board of Immigration.
Lclea, Swedes, March 4. 1SGS.
J. C. PrLCCER, Esq., Swedish Consul,
Honolulu, Sandwich Islands.
Sir : In consequence of continued famine
in the northern part of Sweden, a company of
about fire 'hundred respectable persons is
about being formed for emigration to some
other country, where they may procure land
for agricultural purposes and for raising of
stock, etc., I, as their agent, respectfully re
quest you to answer the following questions,
via;
1. If on the Sandwich Islands an unculti
vated tract of land of about 10,100 or 15,000
acres, suitable for cultivation, is to be had
and on what terms T If it can b'j obtained by
yearly payments to the government, and in
that case, the amount to be paid yearly.
2. 'What is the temperature, and does the
climate seem to hare any bad influence on an
European.
3. What products the land in its natural
state brings forth, of the animal and regeta
ble kingdom.
4. What are its communications with other
countries, -and lastly, what is
5. The government of the country, its re
ligious creed, etc.
1 hope, sir. that you as Swedish Consul will
be kind enough to give me the above informa
tion, for which I will be under many obliga
tions. Very respectfully, your ob't serr't,
(Signed.) C. O. Schlttkrs.
TnE condition and prospects of our in
digenous population is a subject worthy of
the deepest attention by the Government,
the Assembly, and all who feel an interest
in the Hawaiian race. The causes which
have beea in operation for manyyears past
to decimate this people, are still in ac-
Uvity, and can not be removed by any Ie- j
gislative or philanthropic measures. They '
are natural causes, incident npoa our con-1
dition and civilization, before which we
must sink unless imported vitality is given
to the population, equal to withstanding
their fatal effects. The progress of this
evil is seen in the lack of laborers to
carry forward the industrial enterprises of
the country, and is already becoms an ob
stacle of serious weight when new agri
cultural schemes are in contemplation.
Capital must not only plaq and provide,
but must be secure of having the hands to
execute its work.
Simply to supply labor, is neither a
complex or difficult problem. It has been
drawn for years from the great labor
markets of China and India, and may be
had from other quarters. It falls under the
laws which govern trade, and under proper
surveillance of our authorities, may be
committed to private persons to seek for,
una supply themselves, as the present
demand for laborers is not urgent. Our
future want is a. much more important
point. TVhat developments of our soil,
our business, and of our physical pros
perity, would take place if we had a popu
lation of one million of Hawaiians, needs
no amplification to carry conviction. Yith
labor cheap and abundant, these Islands
would become a garden, and our nation a
power in the great family of nations.
The more difficult and complex question
for present consideration is, how may our
indigenous population be supplemented,
and an impulse be given, which shall not
.only check the waste, bnt give a balance
in favor oficcrease and enlargement? This
is worthy of stndy by our rulers, and If it
can be accomplished, will be considered as
one of the soundest and wisest political
measures ever discussed by the Hawaiian
nation.
A gtaeee at the Census Table of 1666
reveals that the natural proportion be
tween male aed female bo' longer subsists
on these Tk "fl, tie former being much
in excess of the letter. The senificarice
of this fact upon the sltHMte well-being
of the race, is -au evil seareely inferior
to tfeat increase f erime.-asd saeW sad
"radral deterioration which must accompany
snch nn unfortunate social condition.
'he introduction of a cognate and kin
dred race from the Islands west of as, of
a healthy and vigorous stock, would seem
the easiest and wisest means of accom
plishing the re-invigoration of onr own
people. The transplacing of Polynesians
women and men from Islands where
the sterileness of nature and the limited
means of subsistence not only prevent ex
pansion of population, bnt where this nat
ural growth is repressed by forced emigra
tion or by barbaric infanticida, to these
Islands, where the soil is proliScand large
tracts are unoccupied, can only be viewed
as a beneficial and philanthropic change to
ns and to them. A scheme properly de
vised, with the sanction and under the
control of the Board of Immigration, with
provision made by the Government for
the maintenance of Polynesian immigrants
by placing them on lands, and instructing
them in the art of cultivating the soil for
the production ortbeirown food, and the
caring for them until they became self
sustaining, would, in its operation, not
only place our population on the ascending
scale, bat quickly and naturally solve the
labor question.
Those familiar with the groups of atolls
to the west of as, believe that little per
suasion, and the mere promise of care and
protection by the Government, will suf
fice to induce uany of their inhabitants
to choose their future homes here. It will
not be difficult to procure women in many
oi the islands where tribal and constant
wars have slain the men, so fcat the
former are greatly in excess.
It is a fact worthy of serious attention
when large land-owners state their belief
that, among their own tenantry, or in their
own neighborhood, twenty, or thirty, or
fifty men are without wives, and that they
would gladly marry and support wives,
were they brought from foreign islands.
Not to devise plans for meeting such
a disjointed social condition, is to see
the wa e of social crimes sweeping towards
us, without making an effort to stay its
progress. e hear that some land-owners
offer to give the use of tbeir lands, and
pledge themselves to care for, Polynesian
immigrants, for the sake of re-peopling
valleys , hich are now lying waste, and
with the expectation that the example of
the Hawaiians will not fail, in the end, to
inspire the new denizens both with the
disposition to support themselves, and to
enjoy the fruits of their labor in working
for others. Such declarations from private
persons serve to show that private in
terest stands ready to supplement and as
sist Government effort, whenever this
question, n bicb now presses upon ns, shall
be squarely met, and means shall be de
vised to remedy or obviate the evil- The
agricultural interest, by its need for more
labor; the well-wisher to the Hawaiian
race, by reason of feeling the necessity
that something ought to be done, and a
review of our situation, point out that
any wise scheme of immigration, devised
by the Board, or by the Assembly, and
having the general approval of the com
munity, will be most opportune, and will
receive support from all.
Iti;iOItXLG.
We are glad, and think it most proper, that
the members of the Legislative Assembly, or
at least some of them, are strenuous for hav
ing themselves placed right upon the record.
Even when a person is talking in his freest
and clearest moods, it by no means follows
that he is conveying to his hearers the same
ideas which are in bis own mind, or that he
would not be surprised to review his sentences
as reconstructed after passing through the
cars and brain of another. Dr. Holmes puts
this point lucidly, by asserting that what a
man intends to say, what he really does say,
and what others hear him say, are quite dif
ferent matters.
The reporters in the Assembly often have
occasion to discover that what they get down
is liable to be rejected as wholly incorrect,
by the person speaking, for a man speaking
off hand seldom has his idea fully ctflnplcte
in his own mind, but seeks to enforce its
most prominent point, and therefore, his sen
tences partake of the characterof thought
sought to be expressed.
A great degree of incompleteness of re
port must occur where the words arc taken
as they are spoken, because the writer cannot
keep up with the speaker and must be con
tent with getting the prominent' meaning
partly in the language uttered, and partly in
his own. Only the Stenographer can stand
upon his reports and "affirm beyond contra
diction that his copy is what the speaker did
say, whether or not it is what he intended to
say, or others thought he said.
In the Assembly of Thursday, the member
from Kohala rose to a question of privilege,
stating that he was mis-reported, and was
made to say in the Au Okoa that be was an
annexationist, whereas he was not, "but had
written and done more against it than lbs
Government paper itself."
The gentleman is entitled to be set right
upon the record, and wc do it in the above
sentence, where he distinctly defines his po
sition. In bis remarks, made under the pres
sure of excitement, he clearly states what in
his other speeches in the Assembly, he bad
indicated rather haxily, and with apparent
reservation. The member is not an annexa
tionist! Though, our reporter was taken to task,
Tet w'e are glad to say he was let down easily,
as being tolerably fair minded. But the most
catting grief was this: "he bad reason to be
lieve that the alterations were made ma
liciously in the printing office, to injure the
reputation of members."
The editor of the An Ofaxibad the sentence
taken from the Gazette1 2 reports to render in
to Hawaiian. "When the question of Reci
procity came op, the Hawaiian paper Issued
from the Government press had begun to
charge Whitney, and others of that stamp,
w endeavoring to annex the country to
the United States," which was translated:
"Mawaena o na poe i kn mai e baawii i ko
Ukou man macao, olelo mai o Laiana, i ka
wa i hoopukaia ha e keia nnpep o Wini, ma
ktkahl i makemake nni e hoohui akn i keia
Anpn.nl me Arcerika HnlpnJa."
The Hawaiian Is a rather literal rendering
of the above sentence, but how oia ketaht,
the relative pronoun, can be carried farther
back for its antecedent than o Ifwif, and be
fastened on the other proper name In the sen
tencc, is mure than our grammer is capable
of explaining. Or again, that the "ka" in
hoopukaia la e keia nope pa, does not make
clear this meaning, "was declared (in mea,
understood) a thing, or charge by this (.4u
Okca) newspaper, tbat-Whltney was one, etc.
The malice. If any could 'be confessed, Tjy
the translator, must evidently be aimed at
o Wlni, and not at the member for Kohala,
and therefore, the necessity of asking the
House to order the editor to fellow copy does
not seem to be great, though the advice Is
both sound and reasonable to a printer's ear.
We dlsplse malice and all nncharitableness,
and allow them no place in our creed.
It would be a matter of philosophic curios
ity to know just what was the sentence that
was really spoken on the floor. We have
given above that by the reporter of the Ga
zcite. The reporter of the AdetrlUer has It:
" When the Reciprocity Treaty was under
consideration last year, an article appeared in
the Government paper opposing it, as the
American papers said it was the first step
toward annexation. I wrote In the Kuokoa,
shovt ing, as all intelligent people at that time
perceived, that It would indefinitely postpone
annexation." -
As there is some considerable difference in
the wording, wc rather guess It was the -Advertiser
which has done the "garbling."
Japanese. Dispatches from Consul .J'an
Reed Inform us, that he has engaged and
will ship for Honolulu ISO picked Japanese
for laborers. Their contracts are for three
years are $4.00 per month, found and medl-
cal atttendance, to be taken to Honolulu
and returned at end of contract, free of ex
pense. He thinks the obligation to return
them, may be modified, so that those who
elect to remain here, need not be returned.
At the time of the" arrival of the StoneicaU,
he was negotiating for a ship to send S00
men and 20 women, but will first send the
j 160 above spoken of. If the reports from
available, and ready to contract for service
here. We believe the Japanese will be val
uable immigrants, they are docile, industri
ous, and accustomed to cultivating sugar,
rice and cotton, and other products raised
upon our soil.
Scbsidt. The vote on subsidy, on the
third rcadinir or final passage ol the bill.
j will be taken on Thursday. The JJuHrfin'of
At the time the Idaho left Honolulu a pro
position was before the Hawaiian Legislature
for a subsidy for'tvto steamers per month
instead of one. The proposition, however,
was hardly expected to meet with favor.
We can assure our friends at the islands that
nuless the Steamship Company receives some
aid from the Hanalian Government or an
increase in thiir subsidy from the American
Government, it will be some lime before an
additional steamer per month is placed on
the line. The traffic between Honolulu and
San Francisco is believed to be altogether too
limited and too unremnnerative to justify
two steamers at present unless additional
Government aid is secured.
"Sa-ve me fbom mt Friends-" We are
happy to know by the AdvtrtUer, that certain
of the friends, "the leaning Representatives
called upon the editor of that paper," and
asked him what to do, how to vote on Kaln's
resolution. It was very proper for them to
do so; it relieved them from considerable
responsibility. But why inform on them ; it
was unkind !
The member spoken of In the following
paragraph in the Kuokoa, seeing be has in
nocently been made the victim of bis friends,
will probably feel the force too, of the above
sentiment.
"Should the management of the
Government Schools be placed in the bands
of persons of as good intentions as this
Committee, wc should soon see an Improve
ment in the proficiency and vigilance of the
common schools; and the advancement of
this people in knowledge aud wisdom.
" We send up the constant prayer to the
Ail Powerful One who controls all Govern
ments, that the present Inspector General of
scnoois, wno siis over tue uovernraem
sits over
Schools, aud thus infecting, retards tbeir ad'
to that office who really feels for the cbil-
dren of the people, and who is competent to
lead thtm onward and unnard. as the en
lightened person w ho composed this report
ui luc VUUililtitCC UU UV.011W1J, , 14. . 11. 1..
Hitchcock, one of tbe Representatives from
Hilo."
Mb. Editor : What a loss to society in
general, aud posterity in particular, that e
have not amongst us some of the Sawkln's
or Stanley's, who are the painters of onr
great historic pictures. Did I say to society,
I add to the world at large ! One of those
dramatic events lias jost happened on these
islands tbat belong to history, and if the per
sona? be not at once trantfertd to canvass, I
fear they may be lost lorcver.
I refer of course to tbat splendid piece cf
word painting. itn leaded and eye-catcnini'
capitals, contained in the P. C. Adctrtiter of
Saturday, the 31st nit,, which might be re
produced on canvass somewhat In Ibis style,
the picture to be called "Muzzling tbe Press."
In the foreground should be tbe principal
figure and hero of tbe picture tbe defiant
and indomitable editor of the Advertiser,
stripped, bound, and anaiting bis martyr
dom. His fjee should express tbat lofty re
signation to lair, wnicn oecomcs men wno
know that they are in advance of their gen
eration, vt bile he might too be painted as a
trifle undecided whether to commit suicide
by swallowing one of bis own articles, which
he knows will choke him, or calmly await
the fate which he expects will render him
immortal. On the left may be a printer's
devil, with smooched face and dirty knuckles,
bewailing bis master, while near and about
him may be seen "onr party" sadly contem
plating the sad fate of their leader. Near by
are tbe grim executioners gloating over tbeir
victim, and scattered at their feet their sun
dry engines of torture, such as tbumb-f crews,
racks, gibbets and copies of tbe P. C.A. A
little to the right may be painted a defiant
figure shaking his fist at tbe hero, who may
be recognized by his "venerable white hair."
He is thrusting from him a bottle of excellent
hair-dye, and is shouting and gesticulating
round tbe British flag hoisted by Lord George
Paulet, or he may be represented as writing
coarse and personal articles for tbe P. C. A.
In the distance, seated at a tabic covered
with money bags and commissions, may be
seen those inquisitors who have brought the
doomed hero to his fate, and who do not
appear troubled by bis mental or bodily suf
ferings. Tbe back ground is filled with tbe
crowd of traitors, cowards and hoopilimea
ai's, who look sweetly innocent of assisting
in tbe tragedy of.thc day, tbouzb they appear
to nave frank and intelligent faces.
Zow. Mr. Editor, as we haverrtttbepaint
crs at band, I would suggest that you secure
a carte de visitc and a lock of hair of each of
the principal personages, to be preserved re
ligiously until tbe opportunity offers to nave
painted for posterity this historic picture
sketched above. Tours,
Raphael, Rcbess, Veeset, Mcggiss.
Tbe Island of Java most be a pleasant
place to'live in. According to tbe latest offl
cial statistics published, 143 persons were
devoured by thrers in one year, and in another
the same fate befel 131 persona. Tbe croco
diles daring tbe same period ate about 50
people a year, and between 30 and 40 a year
were killed by serpents. Tbe inhabitants,
however, do not seem to allow their habitual
equanimity to be much disturbed by tbe fate
of their fellow-colonists. The Governor
General some time since offered for every
tiger tbat was killed tbe sum of 22 guilders
(2), but this did not tempt the Dutchmen
to action. AS MaU Gazette.
PKOCEKDKN'GS
or TGR
I
LEGISLATI VE ASSEMBLY-
-1868,
Fortt-Secosd Dat, FmnAr, June 5.
Assembly met at 10 A. x., H. H. M. Keku
anaoa in tho chair.
" Prayer by the Chaplain. Minutes of pre
ceding day were read and approved.
Reports or Committees. Minister of In
terior reported the postage bills of the govern,
ment as follows :
Department of Foreign Afla'u-s..........$374 75
" Finance... 59 56
" Education . . 57 5
Supreme Court . 124 47
Hawaiian Gaiettc. .................. ......... 232 57
Due from various Departments
Department of Interior $I82 96
Supreme Court ...... ...... 50 00
His Ex. F. W. Hutchison said that the item
due from the Supreme Court was a matter of
long standing and was disputed between tbe
Postmaster and the Clerk of the Supreme
Court. Report was approved.
Resolutions. Mr. Hitchcock introduced a
bill to amend Section S93 of tho Civil Code,
to enlarge the jurisdiction or the Police Courts.
Mr. Koakana introduced a resolution that
the Committee on Accounts be instructed to
draw on the Minister of Finance for each of
tbe Representatives the snm of 100.
H. II. W. C. Lunalilo said that unless the
member amended the constitution he could not
draw any. more cash this session. He advised
him to withdraw his resolution.
Chair' ruled that the resolution was unconsti
tutional, but was uncertain, whether the sub
ject could be discussed.
Mr. Eoakann said that bv the Civil Code.
laws, unless containing a section to the con
trary, taKe enect ten days after the signature
of the King has been affixed. And the amend
ment to article 56 of the constitution bad been
signed, and printed in the public papers more
than ten days ago, therefore, if was a law.
He thought that the Eing wished to have tha
amendment take effect in tbe present session.
. Mr. Sahaku supported the resolution. He
seconded the amendment in 1S66, and there
was no law to keep back the money now that
the amendment was passed. There could be
no doubt that $100 was due to each member.
H. Ex. S. H. Phillips said, the amendment to
the constitntion had passed and bad tbe force
of constitutional law. Article 56 gave $150 to
each member; this at amended, fixed tbe pay
at $250. But by the constitution itself, this
amendment could not take effect until the next
Assembly after tho one which passed it. It
was his duty accordiug to his oath to support
the constitution and to show that the amend
ment could have force only in the future.
Mr. Maheloua doubted the soundness of the
arguments of the Attorney General. He
thought that the money should be paid and he
supported the resolution. In 1S66. the Chief
Justice ruled that the Legislative Assembly
had power to appropriate money for themselves.
lie was one or the Committee that waited anon
the Chief Justice, and heard him say so.
Mr. Hitchcock moved to return tbe resolu
tion to the mover.
Mr. Kalakaua was stronclv in favor of the
resolution, and as be understood the tonstnu
tion it was perfectly legal.
-Mr. Lyons said that at first he was opposed
to me resolution, ne had heard that outside o
tbe Constitution there was a law fixing the
tne pay oi toe memoers, but he could not find
any snch law. It was certain that the Consti
tution said that amendments to itself could
not take effect until the year after an amend
ment was passed. Well, the voice of the As
sembly bad been expressed at the last session
and he thought that expressed wish should
have the force of law now. He favored the
resolution.
His Ex. S. II. Phillips said there was a law
fixing tbe pay and there is now. That law
was in force when the present Constitution
was adopted and would be still in force, if the
Constitution did not say that all laws repug
nant to itself are repealed. Parts of that law
were still in force and to be rid of it, another
law must be passed tnd signed by the Kinir.
It had nothing todowith the question whether
mere was a law, but what the Constitntion
said in regard to the question. Tbe King had
signed a law fixing the pay at $250 to take
effect tbe next session. He could tfot vote for
the resolution, for it was contrary to the Con
stitution. lie called for tbe ayes and nays.
Mr. C. II. Judd said that as tbe law stood
it was illegal to make any appropriation over
the regular pay. The House could not legally
fix more than $250 a member. If the resolu
tion was passed and inserted in the Appropri
ation Bill, it would be a law, and bare the
force of law. He thought that it was not
right to threaten, as the motion for the ayes
Bnu uajs rosuiuaiea.
Mr. Hitchcock moved to refer the resolution
to tbe Justices of the Supreme Court
Mr. A. F. Judd thought that according to
the Hawaiian version of the 56th Article there
was somo ambiguity, and it could easily be
construed by them that they should receive
i.'ou tnis session.
Mr. Wilder voted against the amendment,
but now he had changed his mind, and as there
was a doubt in regard to the matter, he should
th "f1? ,he "f61 of and il waM
not tfnWe his conscience ,- $150 was not
enough to pay the expenses of a member
through a Eession.
His Ex. C. de Varigur said that if the res
olution passed, it would place the Minister of
finance in a very embarrassing position. He
could not permit any more money to be drawn
for the members without violating his oath to
the Constitution. He would have to refer the
matter to the Supreme Court, and why should
it not be done now? He supported the motion
of the member for Hilo. If the Supreme
Jndge3 said tbe resolution was right, the King
wouiu sign me same, ana me .aunisiers would
withdraw opposition. He amendedlbe motion
of Mr. Hitchcock to have a Committee of five
appointed by the Chair to consult with the
cupreme J udges.
Mr. Lyons said that the Assembly was tbe
highest law-making power in tbe land, and let
them make the law, and then let its Constitu
tionality be tested. It was beneath the dignity
of tbe House to go outside of itself for advice
in law-making-
Mr. Bishop objected to tbe opinion of Mr.
Lyons. In tune past tbe House had lowered
its dignity, for be knew that tbey bad often
consulted the Supreme Bench on points of con
stitutionality. The English of the law was
plain enongb and could not be misunderstood.
He did not think $250 was too much that
was not the point. The last session had be
gan the work of amendment, which was fin
ished 'this session, therefore, the law was not
made until the present year, and could not
take efiect at tbe present time. lie was sorry
it was so, for be would be glad to vote for
the $100. .
Mr. 27ahaka believed that the House had
power to do as tbey wished. There was no
power between the House and God, so tbat
what they did was law.
Mr. Hitchcock said tbat eventually the mat
ter must go to the Supreme Bench, and be
wished it to go now and not have any more
words. In respect to the constitutionality of
tbe matter, be agreed wua tbe Kepiesentatircs.
Mr. Lyons was strongly opposed to referring
the matter to the Supreme Judges. It was on
tbe principle of independence tbat he thought
it was best to keep tbe various departments
separate. Let the House assert its independ
ence. II. Ex. F.W. Hutchison corrected the asser
tion that there was no power between theHouse
and God. There was a part of the House
absent, without whom.no laws could be made.
Therefore, tbe resolution could not pass with
out the consent of the whole law-making pow
er. He did not say anything on the question
not because he objected to it particularly, bat
tbe constitution was so plain that be did not
see how any one could, help being iure of its
meaning. He knew tbat tbe Ministers were
unpopular for tbeir opposition.
Mr.Kahakn called tbe previous question,
which was passed.
Question before tbe House was to indefinite
ly postpone, which was lost. Ay es 9, nays 30.
Motion to refer to the Supreme Court was
lost. Ayes 16, naya2L
Resolution itself was put and carried. Ayes
25, nays 14.
Motion to take up the order of the day
was passed.
Rules were suspended and Mr. Keawehnna
hala introduced a resolution that the Sergeant-at-arma
be instructed to provide the House
with crackers, cheese, ehampaigne, and other
non-intoxicating drinks.
Resolution was tabled.
Mr Hitchcock reported back from the Com
mittee on revision of the hill to promote ocean
steam navigation.
T
House went into Committee to consider the
Appropriation Bill. Mr. Xahaku called to
the chair.
Items were read and passed as follaws :
1st Clerk to Postmaster Genera $2,400
2d " " 532
Salary Postmaster on Hawaii. ... 800
Manl 800
" " Kauai- 400
Mail Carrier Hawaii........ 3,000
Mr. Bishop moved that the pay of all the
mail carrier be put in at the gross sum of
Mr. C. H. Judd amended to insert for all
the Hawaiian mail carriers. $5,500.
Mr. Bishop moved that hereafter the Post
master General furnish a regular aecount of
ail tbe expenses for the mail carriers.
Hawaiian nail carriers.. ................ .....$i,500
Pay of road supervisors....... 9,000
Mr. Mahelona amended to $6,000 as be
thought $9,0071 was to much, and part of it
must be used up for other pnrposes. Com
mittee rose, report approved aadJIouse ad
journed.
FoBTT-TniRD Dat", Saturday-, Juno 6.
Assembly met at 10 A. M., H. II. M. Keku-
anaoa in the chair. Prayer by the Chaplain.
Minutes of tbe previous day read and ap
proved.
Resolctioks. Mr. Hitchcock offered a res
olution that the Sergcant-at-Arms provideji
refreshment table, to which the House may
adjourn from day to day, at 12.45 r. v., and
then reassemble to sit nntil 4 p. v. Passed.
Mr. Hopu gave notice of a bill in reference
to the duties of school inspectors and treasur
ers. Mr. Jones introduced a bill to authorize tbe
Sheriffs of tbe various Islands to take acknowl
edgements.
Mr. H&Iemanu introduced a resolution that
the Minister of Interior be instructed to order
tbe Road Supervisor of Haraakua to allow
wood to be carted on tbe Yt alplo Pall Road.
Referred to the Minister of Interior.
Mr. Koakanu moved tbat the Committee on
Accounts be instructed to draw $100 for each
member, according to the resolution of yester
terday. Tbe Chair informed the Hoase that the res
olution of yesterday was being engrossed, and
had yet to receive the signature of the King.
It was objected. Tbat tbe preceding reso
lutions bad not been sent to the King for sign
ing. Chair stated that a resolution asking for
$6,000 for tbe House had been sent to the King,
and $5,500 of tbe amount had been used.
Mr. Knudsen said that the Secretary had
no right to send anything to bo engrossed with
out vote of the House.
Mr. Lyons differed from the last member :
he thought that all bills or resolutions calling
tor money must be engrossed and sent to tbe
King before becoming legal.
Mr. Knudsen said tbat, granting tbe point.
it was a slovenly way of doing business, and
be still thought the consent of the House
was necessary before sending anything to en
grossment. His Ex. F. W. Hutchison said that tbe
House objected to the engrossment of the res
olution, they could order the engrossed copy
to pe destroyed, and let tbe resolution remain
in 'its original form. It was only showing
proper respect to the King to have engrossed
documents sent to him for his signature.
Mr. Lyons thought that yesterday's resolu
tion was not in proper form, and be would in
troduce another which be thought would be
correct: "Resolved that $3,000 more be ap
propriated for the necessary expenses of the
House."
Mr. C. II. Judd thought that it was dis
tinctly understood by all tbe House that yes
terday's resolution would not be engrossed.
dui ne would be in lavor or a withdrawal or
tbe resolution, and the introduction of another
in proper form.
His Ex. C. de Tarigny said that the Honse
voted for themselves every session a proper
sum lor expenses. Ibey bad appropriated
jo.uuu, wnicn tbe lung approved; S5.5U0 bad
been used, and now tbe ilonse wanted more.
In that case, another resolution must be passed
and signed by tbe King, granting the further
sum voted, ile did not wish it to be under
stood that the Ministers opposed giving the
Representatives all that was due to tbem, but
they could not go beyond -3e limits granted
by the Constitution.
Mr. Lyons said that the members did not
wish to place tbe Ministers in an unpleasant
position, but they interpreted tbe Constitntion
differentlv from tha Mini'tpm. ft&oflft hnit
beeu appropriated, np to which amount the
members bad drawn, now he wished to add
$3000, and have sneh a resolution sent to the
King, then the members could draw np to
$11,000, provided the King signed the resolu
tion.
Mr. Koakana withdrew his resolution and
Mr. Lyons introduced his resolution which
was carried.
Mr. Kamakan offered a resolution that on
aecount of-some untrue things said in the
Kuoloa of this morning, the Sergeant-at-Arms
be instructed to bring the editor, Dr. Gulick,
before lbe nouse, to be instructed not to in
sert falsehoods in his paper.
Gov. Dominis moved to indefinitely post
pone. He said that what was printed con
cerning himself was raise in toto. It was
slur upon the one who gave him bis office.
.air. jlahclona moved to have tbe resolution
adopted so that he could make a speech upon
the subject. The personalties indulged in by
said paper should be cut off. When the mem
ber for Ewa and Waianae was insulted by
tbat paper, be was not tbe only one, bis con
stitutents were insulted also. He was not
sent here by the editor of tbe Kuoloa who
represents only himself, but as member of this
Assembly he represented hundreds of people.
Tbe editor or tbe Aos-oa bad gone contrary
to scripture, did not tbe Bible say "Love tby
neighbor as thyself?" Was that loving his
neighbor as himself.
Mr. Lyons asked Mr. Mahelona if what the
paper said was truer
Mr. JUahelona said, tbat as far as be was
concerned, it was true.
Mr. Keawehnnahala said that according to
tbe Constitution, theresolution should be adopt
ed. He showed that any ono wbo published
false reports in regard to the Assembly conld
be imprisoned fur not more tban thirty days.
The editor of the Kuoioa was again using
the word ' Hoopilimeaai," and insulting mem
bers. He was strongly in favor of adopting
the resolution, and of upholding the dignity
of the House.
House adjourned.
Fortt-Focrth Dat, Moxdat, June 8.
Assembly met at 10 A. M., H. H. 31. Keku-
anaoa in tbe chair.
After prayer by tbe Cbaplainthe minutes
of the preceding day were read and approved.
Petitions. -ur. nam presented a petition
signed by J. W. II. Kauwahi, praying tbat
ills Ex. f. V) Hutchison may be impeacbed,
because in tbe sale of the opium licence he had
not complied with the .law, but had sold the
same at private sale to those who were not the
highest bidders at the auction, thereby losing
to tbe public treasury about $720.
Mr. Lyons moved to rerer to a Committee
of one member from each Island.
Mr. Phillips said tbat in referring this pe
tition, the nobles conld not vote, as they be
came the court in ease tbe Representatives
presented articles of impeachment.
Alouon was carried, and the committee
named were, Hons. C. J. Lyons, E. Jones, C.
Kalu, J. W. Keawehnnahala, V. Knudsen.
Mr. Lyons presented petitions from Kohala,
praying tbat an appropriation be made for
schools not able to keep all the year ; that the
people have a voice in the election of school
agent for the district; that the road suierris
ors be elected in tbe district ; tbat North and
South Kobala.be made separate election dis
tricts; thatapouee court beeonstituted at Ka-
waibae. and several other points already acted
upon by tbe Astern! ly. Petition was tabled.
Hesolutjos. ir. nalaxaua. moved tbat
the Act to promote ocean steam navigation be
read third time to-morrow.
Oeoeb or toe Dat. Appropriation BilL
Honse went into Committee of the Whole
Mr. Kamakau in the chair.
Items were read and passed as follows :
Pay of road supervisors, $9,000.
His Ex. F. W.Hutchison said that the ap
propriation allowed, if divided equally in all
the districts, only $300 to each road supervi
sor. Mr. C. H. Judd said tbat he had heard that
the under supervisors were paid ont of the
road tax of each district. He moved to have
the appropriation made larger, so that they
would be paid oat of the general fund, and
have all the road taxes used in the various
districts. Ha moved to refer the subject to a
special committee for examination.
Purchase of road stock, $15,000.
Road damages, $3,000.
Roads and bridges, Hawaii, $10,000.
Mr. Wilder moved to defer this item and
refer all the petitions on roads, ac, to a special
committee, after their report this item to be
considered. Carried.
Government surveying, $2,500.
Mr. Lyons amended to $3,000.
Item passed at $3,000.
Interpreting and translating, $1,000.
Roval Palace, $60,000.
Mr. Hitchcock amended 'to $30,000. He
was in favor of appropriating $60,000 even
tuany, but not in me coming two years.
On explanation by tbe Minister of the mi
nor, nt. 11. withdrew ois amendment.
Royal Mausoleum, $3,000.
Keeper of royal mausoleum, $600,
Kew government offices, $20,000.
Mr. Wilder thought that $2,000 wonld be
enough. AU tbat was needed was a safe place
for keeping the public documents. He thonght
this amount would suffice to build a fire-proof
addition to tbe present offices, or an en tin
new building, therefore he amended to $2,000,
His Ex. C. dc Varigny said that he would
not advico any one to walk upon the verandah
of his office, for it was unsafe. It was pro
posed to locate the offices in the present palace
after repairing tbe same.
Mr. C. II. Judd amended the item to $1000,
saying that two fire-proof safes would insure
all the public, documents against fire. It
would be as well to leave the building of new
or the repair of the old government offices to
a future Legislature, lie. would insert " new
safes for government offices, $1,000.
His Ex. F. W. Hutchison said that he in
troduced the item because he thought It neces
sary that the government should own their
offices. An item of $40,000 for the same pur
pose was witbdrawn at tne last session because
it was thought that there would not be money
enough, but at the end of the period a large
surplus was in the treasury. However aait
was of not much importance, the Ministry
would witbdraw tbe item.
Mr. Judd's motion was passed.
Kew Post Office. $9,000.
Mr. Wilder approved of the item, as $1,000
was paid lor rent of the present office, he
wanted to know where the office would be.
His Ex. F. W. Hutchison said that he pro
posed to build a new office where the govern
ment printing office now stood, that building
was mostly in ruins and was nnbt and unsafe.
It woold be two stories high, the lower part to
be devoted wholly to a Post Office, and the
upper part to various offices. -He had plans
now at the Interior Department.
Mr. Wilder proceeded, that he was opposed
to mixing up those things as they were at
present.
Mr. Lyons said that he should oppose hav
ing any printing office in the upper part, but
thought it was an excellent idea to have other
offices, as tax collectors, assessors, Ac.
Mr. C. U. Judd moved to strike out the
item, he thought that the whole lower floor of
tbe building now occupied by tbe Post Office
could be procured.
Mr. Rhodes supported the item as in the
bill. lie was strongly in favor of having a
building owned by the government.
Dir. A. F. Judd moved to defer considera
tion until Yt ednesday. He thought that the
government library should be in the new
building, but he wantedtime for consideration.
His Ex. C. de Varigny said that tbey could
repair the present printing office, and build the
fost umce on beyond.
His Ex.F. W. Hutchison said that tbe Min
ister of Foreign Affairs had misunderstood
him ; the old printing office would be removed.
Mr. Lyons said that, unless it was under
stood that no printing office should be in the
upper story he should vote against the item.
His Ex. F. W. Hutchison said that if the
House voted the money, the executive woold
build but to what offices the Interior should be
devoted was not the concern of the people.
Mr. Lvons said that the nnhliA h&d a rich!
10 kuow wuai was uone wun me public build
ings, and he ehould'insist upon that light.
Mr. Boyd supported the original Item. He
thought that it was necessary. As for tbe
printing business, It seemed to be a thing that
some could not swallow, lie did not see
the barm of having the Government Printing
Office next door to the Post Office.
Mr. Bishop thought the location for the new
office was a good one. He did not believe in
renting an old house belonging to some one
else, it would be a mistake to put up a fine
new house beside the old tamble down house
at present nsed as a printing office. A Post
Office in this country should hare a good broad
v.erandah. If the old thing was left and a
new building put np, the corner would bo very
unsightly. He would advise a building that
snouid be suitable lor not only a l'ost Office,
bnt other offices.
Mr. Lyons asked if Mr. Bishop was in favor
of building a new printing office for the Gov
ernment!
Mr. Bishop answered, not at present.
Mr. Lyons proceeded : that be thought that
an understanding should be come to upon that
point. He thought the intention was to eorer
up tbat point and force In a printing office. He
would not vote a cent; that he did not know
where it was to be expended.
Mr. C. H. Judd asked if the ground and
building now nsed as a Post Office belonged
to tho Government?
On being informed that it was Crown pro-
pciljr, UB nilUUICW UI3 mOUOU.
Mr. Lyons moved to indefinitely postpone.
nuiuu nas iufw
Mr. A. F. Judd's motion was lost and the
item passed as in the bill at $9,000.
Repairs of government buildings, $10,000.
Rent of government offices, $2,400.
Pay of messengers, $1,144.
New lock np at Station House. $1,800.
Court bouse aud lock up at Waimea, Ha
waii, J,UUU.
Lock up at Koolau, Oahu, $800.
Conrt house at Hilo, $4,000.
Mr. Hitchcock amended to insert "govern
ment bonsea at Itilo, f6,l)uu.'- Passed
amended.
Salary Jailor Oahu Jail, $-1,000.
Support of prisoners, $9,000.
Government printing, $12,000.
Mr. Lyons moved to strike out the Item and
insert the items as reported by the Special
Committee on the subject.
On learning that tbe original item must
eome first, ho moved that the $12,000 be di
vided into items. Lost.
Purchase of books foreovernment'lihrarr.
ti.uvv, passed.
Expenses Board or Health, $30,000.
Mr. Wilder amended to $40,000. Item
passed as amended.
Lxpensea of Insane Asylum. $13,000.
Aid to Queen's Hosnital and Dublin diinen-
aucs f iv,vvu.
Encouragement of agriculture and immi
gration, $10,000.
Mr. Wilder moved to postpone until he
' 4, A AAA
eould bring in a bill. Passed.
vi ater Supervisor and clerk or market, $3600.
Expenses of water bureau, $3,600.
Enlargement of water works, $20,000.
Mr. liabaku moved to strike out the item.
Mr. Wilder supported tbe item, he had been
on the special committee to examine the Ku
nawai bill and although he opposed taking
that spring, he was in favor of allowing the
Minister of Interi r to buy sp whatever rirhti
be eould. It would be a good investment.
Item passed as in tho bill.
Kew wharves and repairs, $24,000.
Committee rose and report approved. Chair
appointed tbe Committee to whom was referr-
ed all tbe petitions on internal improvement. I
Committee. Hons. Wilder. Hitchcock. Na-1
atia, Aaniatia, Hutchison.
House adjourned.
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