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Saturday Press Supplement, June 10, 1882.
The Nntive Press.
Viani the A'fivJloiiiJ
When tho iki Cabinet first tool; ofilcc, tlicy
stntod through tlu'ir leader, Mr. Gibson, before the
Assembly, tlmt they desired mi intervnl In vbfcti
to Kettle tii their work,nnd to prepiron new Appro
priation Hill. The former bill did not apparently
suit tlif-rn. They also stated that they should con
duct tho Government for the welfare of nil, and
nlsu with economy. 'I lino was accordingly given
them, and the Assembly adjourned for one week.
On Monday of List Week tho Jlotine met again, and
tlio .Ministers brought forth tho result cit their
wisdom, in tho Hhnpo of the new Appropriation
Hill. Strangely enough, how ever, Una bill of theirH
exceeds hi amount tho former one, to tho extent of
olio hundred and ilfty thousand dollars, 'lhe bill
of the lato Cabinet was excesivo In amount, moio
than was proper, and could not be approved. Hut
thin of the new Ministers' is vastly worse in extrava
gance. Let us wait and Beo what our liepresentn
tives will do about it. If they shall cut dov.li this
monstrous bill of appropriations, to u respect iblo
amount, it will bo fortmiato for this country.
It is very strange, as well us ac.iusoof rofound
grief to every hincero lover of Hawaii nci and her
interests, this coinnieiieeiiient of tho career of tho
Cabinet, in such ait unstntesmsulike htyle. Tho
mini total of tho ainounts which they proiwso to
spend, is over thieo millions of dolhrs. i'ho nisi
fowvears h,no been years of exceptionally Lugo
receipts by tho Government, bnt there is no cer
tainty of a conliiunnco of this prosperity in tho
future. I'roljnhly soiuo of tho sources of incomo
are quite likely to fail us in the days soon to come,
and it will bo vtio for tho Government to conbidor
this. It will not do for us to rush on regaidless of
possible events, for if we do we may find ourselves
invoked heavily in debt, nnd debt will ba euro to
Our friend of the l'ue Ainu of last Saturdny is
inclined to bo dissatisfied, judging by his remarks
about iho now Cabinet, aim where ho says, speak
. ingot tho Minister of Foreign Affairs, "Iho pub
lic opinion is not united as legards his promotion,
but his acts will be closely watched by liisntimerous
enemies. "And "Hawaii l'onoi" in tho same paper,
talks in n iiko strain. Now. are not lhc.-e friends
nwaio that tho majority of tho people put this man
into tho place ho now occiipiesf vVhcro were tho
faultfinders before tho election for repieseutativts.
If tho V'.tf. I tim mid "Hawaii l'onoi" nnd the "pub
lic opinion" had at that tituo stood foith with their
objections, thero would have been bomo Ubo in it.
We do not say they aio wrong in giumbling now,
but tho blunder consists in dilating tho expression
of tin ir opinion until it is too lato. If Ciibson
wis. a lit man to represent tho majority of the
natives, then he is n fit man to b Minister, be
ciuso the interests of the Government nnd thoso
Lf the p.'oplu nro tho same. Tho Government be
longs to tho people. Tho Kiwkwi thought that
Gibson was not n propor man for Itopresenlative,
and it thinks also that he is not a proper man for
n Minister. Ho wn8 not clovated to plnco by the
thinking portion of tho people of this district, but
by the ignorant ones, who form tho majority , and
who wore led away by smooth words nnd improper
menus. In these comments of ours we do not
oppaso tho man on personal grounds. Hnwnii,
her independence and her good order, nro of more
worth than the Minister.
1'ruiii tho Kq Jtaualt I'ae .Una.
An Open ANSWEr.. Written for tho I'ae Ainu
SlmiaH. Wo havu observed tho lcnmrks of the
A'hoIwi in referonco to our comments about our
Chiet Justice, ns well ns tho remnrks of the
correspondents of that naoer on the same subiect.
One of tho-o correspondents is merely neMunni, I
Lot not tho publiu suppose that wo nro envious
or wisu loueiraciuuyiuiug uoin luoumci Justice.
Such u thought is utterly absurd nnd novcrentored
our thoughts. Wo have overy respect for rank and
position nnd for thosy who by their exertions rio
in tho world.
Our comments, which have uteri so oriticUtd,
were made from calm conviction. Wu may
have errod, somewhat, or wo may havo been im
prudent in their utterance, liut every man of
sense knows, that the Judge's deel iratiou of what
is law, tins very great weight, nnd that it is not
proper for him to ninko any such declaration and
decision beforo tho matter is brought regularly
Wlmt will men of wisdom bay, if tho question
shall bo brousht up beforo tho bupremo Court. Is
tho law which prohibits nativo Hawaiians from
drinking liquor, and at tho saino tlmo permits
foreign born subjects to drink, n constitutional
law, or contrary? Is not that law unconstitutional
which debars tho nntivo Hawaiian from acquiring
propsrty by selling liquor, while it accurds that
privilege to the naturalized foreigner?
Opinions nro divided ns to thoso legal questions.
Perhaps tlio wiseacres of tho Kiwvi osn givo mi
uxhnustiao opinion thoreon, nnd solve nil doubts.
Wo o uinot ask the Chief Justice, fur ho lias already
published his decision. And if ho shall say, that
was merely his opinion ns an individual, ami that
it would bodilleront as n Judge, that would not bo
satisfactory to tho public, because n just man can
not be double minded, and ho c umot retract with-
What wo desiiois.
not bo opposed to
not a dron will bo
nllowcd to come into tho country, neither for tho
Doctors, .Ministers Itesideut nnd Commissioners
of foreign governments, then we will hold up our
hands for n prohibitory Inw. Hut if not ho, then
tho law is it ouo-sidod one. Lot us havo
equal laws upon nil classes in this country.
Entertainment rtt Hilo,
On Saturday owning, May '-Tib, occurred tho
second of n series of pleading entortatiiuieuts being
given lit "Ik-autitul Hilo." There was an extra
largo nttendnnco at the Foreign Church, a por
tion of which was finely decorated with uiallo
lcnvwnnd llowers for tlio occasion, l'nnkaa, l'n
palkounud Onoiuon wero well represented. Tho
malinger wns JUss Jane Deacon, whom nil nc
ltiiowlcdgcil was entitled to much praise. .Mr,
Henry Deacon presided. Tho entertainment
opened with nu organ solo, which wai nicely per
formed by ilrs. I, hoverauee. Mostly nil of the
selections wore well chosen nnd well rendered.
Tho closing piece was n chorus from tho pleasing
opera, "Ollvotto," each of tho eight singers appear
lug with n largo suullower on the breast. Sirs. L.
Hoier.inco was nccoinpiiiist. 'lhe following was
tho programme: Solo, organ, "Glorv bo to God,"
Havdrli. Mrs. it. KovfrmifM, rumiliu,. "a ntuu...4ii.
I Hon on llo.ist Iig,"Mr.A.O. llrownj song, "Swift
as a 1 1 ish," .Mrs. Ii. Sevenim.0, Miss C. H. Hltch-
i cook, JIM Shlpman and .Mr. Ij. Severance; selec-
itiou from "Merehaut of Venice," (scene bctwoeii
JNirtln and Neriss t,) I'ortia, JIIss IJ. Clark. Nerissa,
Miss M. Austin; vocal solo, "Oh Nntlvn Scenes!"
VissCoril H. Hitchcock; lecitation, "Hetsj and I
I nro Out," Mr. II, C. Austin; solo, with chorus,
.,"K.'!tt;,r ""'I'V Mr. C. C. Keniiuh; reading,
"'IhcjMslon of HirLamifal," Miss M.O. Shlpman
vocal solo, "Ah, so i'ure I " (opera Martha, Flotow ),
Mrs..S. L. Coan; reading. "How The Hitchelois
kept House," Mr. I). H. Hitchcock) chorus, "The
torpedo and the Whale," Olivette, llov. W. 11.
Olesou will in mage the next entertainment.
J. A. Mmitin.
Meeting; of Americans at the Hotel.
In pursuance of tho call issued by tho U. H.
Minister Ittsidcnt, James M. Comly, for a pre
liminary niiotlng of American citizens nnd others
interested, to bo held nt the Hawaiian Hotol on
Thur,-day evening, nbont one hundred nnd twenty
persons nBsemblcd lotnako preparations for tho
celebration of the Fourth of July. Tho meeting
was callod to order by tho U. S. Minister nt 7:.T
p. in. General Comly wns nominated for Chair
man and unanimously elected. J. M. O it, jr. nnd
Geo. W. Stewart were clioicn Secretaries, mid tho
meeting then proceeded io business.
Dr. Itojers moved that n committee of five bo
npjKiintcd to letire nnd prepare a plan of celebra
tion for tho consideration of tho meeting. Motion
carried and tho following gentlemen selected to
compose the committee : Dr. Kodgers, Chairman,
A. J. Cartwngbt, A. S Hartwell, Dr. L'raersou
and 1!. W. Iniiie.
A letter of rogtot from J. T. Whito wns lead.
While tho committee wero absent Gen. Comly
suggested that some one make a speech nnd calleel
in.ou 1'iof. Scott to tell how ho had seen tho
1 ourth celebrated in Japan. Mr. Scott complied
by dcsciibing briefly the first celebration in 1870
nnd a subsequent one in IbT'J when General Grant
Dr. McGrow was next nskid to tell nlmt n
inemorablo Fourth of July nt Vicksburg during
tho w.ir. The doctor Eaid he knew nbout it for ho
was there, mid told of the suirender of the Con
federates to the Union army on the SJ of July,
and the entry of tho latter into the city on tho
The c mnuittee then returned and Dr. Itojgers,
Chairman, reported that they recommended tho
firing of national salutes at sunrise, noon and
bunset ; to have an oration nnd music in the foie
noon nt Knwaiahao chmch ; a picnio in tho after
noon nnd a bail in the evening. It wns e.Uo recom
mended that a committee of twenty-emo be chosen
to arrange for carrjiug out the same and that
thoy choose persons tor the sub-tomiuittees from
their own nnmi tr. Itepoit ndopced unanimously.
'iho following wel appointed members of tho
committee: A. J. Cartwrisht, Chninuan, Clans
bpreckcls, A. G. Kills, Jnu. II. ilrown, J. A.Hop
ier, 0. 11. Eldritlge, F. 15. Hastings, 1'. C. Jones,
A. S. Hartwell, 11. F. Dillingham, A. W. Huhb, It!
V. Laine. D. A. McKmloy, Dr. Itodgers, M. 51.
Scott, U. 1'. Adams, II. F. llcbbaid, C. A. Arnold,
T. F. Kennedy, Dr. McGrow, W. F, Allen.
.Moved and carried that tlio committee be em
powered to enlarge their number if found neces
sary. Mr. P. C. Jones spoke of the work of the Finance
Committee in getting subscriptions and suggested
that subscriptions bo taken in the hail forth
with. Carried unanimously and in a very few
minutes tho sum of $1,:! was bubscribtd.
Mcmbcis of the committee wen reoiipnteil Io
meet nt the Hotel last evening.
.11. Hint suggested that a torchlight proces
sion on tho evening of tho fU be a fe.ituro
of tho celebration. Keforred Io p.irmni(l.n
Tho following aro the names of the subscriber
to tho t ur.d for tho celebration : Claus Spieckols
SMX); l'.C. Jones, jr.,S100; A.J. Cnrtwright, J.
M. Comly, A. S. Hnrtwell, Dillingham .tCo., J. 1).
Atherton, Lov;ers .t Cooke SMeacli : J. H. JIcGrow,
W. F. Allen, A. F. Judd, 1'. C. Advertiser
Co., Ii. Grieve it Co., Jluirulluu Gazette 'ir cneh;
Ij. Sellg. J. M. Qat, tr., J. A. Hoprer !SL0
each; llruce Cartw right, A. W. Hush, Chas. Fur
noaux Sir. each.
Tho following nauieel subscribed in sums of S10
or less: Jno. A. Fnlnicr, It. W. Liine, A. U.Ullis,
Jnme3 A. Keniieely, H. llart, Win. 1. Tol.M-, M.
out jniurinn himself.
that If n prohibitory law will
treaty htipulatlous, so tint
Jiagau, j..vi. uat, jr. it Co., J. Jl. lilnck, J. Wil
liams k Co., Wm. linssio of Kiijiaa, W. II. Wilkin
son. i:. KUtlcr, 1). Ordenstein, Geo. h. Fitch, F.
M. Hatch, S.J. Levey, N. O. Murphy, Geo. W.
l'ascoe. A. M. ltobiiiKim. ?J. It. t'iiv.,. r
-Mellis, L. h. Tichenor, A. H. Houghton, Join
Magoou, C. K. Miller, T. F. Kennedy, A. U. Keir,
O. A. Arnold, J. T. Coiieland, Win. Wngntr, J. S.
Mlllott, C. 1'. Jnmes, W. G. Ashley, M. V. Thomp
son, James D. Torbort, J, H. Jordan. Goo. W.
Stewart, Will Carson, Thos. Yerang, 0. M. Cooke,
William 1'idlor, W. I). Hradcii, !'. Tuirell, Jas!
Simmons, L. 0. Abies, J. It. .Morrell, W. Unger,
D. Simpson. 0. Holto, l'hll. Stein, K. D. Sweeny
0. 11, L'ldridgo, II. F. Hcbtnrd, Louis Adler, H. X!
Morse, L. L. McCnndless, A. W. Dubois. J. A.
MoCnndloM, J. ii. Whitney, K. Hopkins, A.M.
Hovvott, F.. Ii. Doylo, H. A. llorns. W. L. Court
tWYjA1, cl,uk A- - "rower. W. O. Holmken,
I'. M. l'isher, George Eckley. 0 Hustaoo, jr., M.
M.bcott.J.llroivii, F. N. Ifcltloy, il. Liumerse.n.
A consldcrablo amount was added yesterday to
tho subscription lists nt Mr. Cnrtwright'B olllco
nnd J. M. Oat Jr. ,t Co's. store.
31.. 3P. FISHER'S
Gr 13 3NT O "5T,
Itoouu SO ami '-il, McrChmiU' Uxrliangp, Cnllron.IuHl.
ban I'ranelKu, California.
N" 11VKUTININH S(II.It'irt:il I'llH
nil Kei.jiei-s publUhe.l on I In l'n.
rlllc t'oimt. I lie Niuiitil Itll Ixluliilo, I'ulj nrl,
MoxIchii 'rl, rniiKiun, ViilinriUu, Jninu,
CIiIiiii, .e y.eitlHiiil, Hie .luotrHlliiii 'ulo
iiIpk, the llHKteru Klnten hiiiI i:nropv. File
uruenrly everj- e)M-r puUIIUieil oullio
1'Hrlllr foal nro kepi ruiiklnully on liniiil,
ml nil ntltcrlUer Hlloneil Iree itrreu Io
lliriii iliirluif liiiliiei liuiiik Tlit IIhwiiIJhu
4iiirlle U kfil on llle lit Hie olllee ol I- 1.
Hilo Boarding School.
'lhe forty-sixth animal oxninlnntlonof tlioabovo
school took plaeo on tho .'Will and Hist till. Tho
teacheis nre: I'rlncipnl, llov. W, 11. Oleson ;
'teachers, Miss K. A. Arnil, Miss Juno Deacon and
Miss M. C. Bhipmnn. Tho first day, May DOlli, tho
pupils wero examined in arithmetic, spelling,
inediaivnl history, sentences, physiology. Second
ilny, May !llstt reading, nncieiit history, transln
tion, geography and nlgebrn. Tho pupils are nil
voting men from tho islands of Oahti, Kauii,
Maui nnd Hawaii, fifty-six In number, who have
niide fitio jirogtess during the pist vear. Tho
school room has been greatly improved lately.
There arc now poitablo seats and desks inorecon
veitient than those formorly nsed.of n new pattern.
The room was Hnebilceornted with inalle leaves,
lionets nnd cedar. On entering tho school room
tho word "Advance," mndo of fern leaves, was
prominent, which should be tho watchword of nil
joung men. There wero somo compositions read,
Hiecehcs delivered which weie excellent. Tho
nmsical selections wero very good; much ntteiition
is paid to music. JIIss Sliipmm i,eeins very suc
cessful in instructing. All Hnwniinns aro very
fond of inusio anil learn eaallv. The scholars nro
very glad to have their former priuclpd with them
again, who was nboent eight months, llov. I). II.
J-v man. iiged I'J jcars, who was the first principal
of the school, was present with his -good wife ns
much interested ns over in the successof Hawaiian
youths. At the end of tho examination ho made
mi nddri'ss In Hawaiian to the bcholars; he seemed
to have tho fire of foimerdaj a by tho manner bo
addiessid them. Tho scholars wero aUo addressed
by the Governess of Hawaii, Keknulike, I lev. H.
V. Hiker, llev. J. Knl.unn, Dr. 0. II. Wetmoro.
"Hawaii l'onoi'' waa sung by tho school, llov.
D. JJ. Lymnii pronounced tho belie-dietioii, and Iho
school was dismissed to assemble August 1st.
Jah. A. Mahtix.
Reprimanding tho Premier.
The following extracts from tho icmnrks of
liepresentatives Nawahi and 1'illpo, which explain
tbimsclvcb, Bhould have appeared last week but
were unavoidably left out. Notwithstanding that
it is lato now we publish them becnuso tho organ
of tho Ministry has studiously avoided from re
ferring to It:
Mr. Nawahi in tho course of his remaika upon
the subject of the appropriations for the Palace,
nsked tho .Minister of Foreign Affairs how tho np
propriation of 18S0 for His Majesty's Household
Kxpeiiseh had actually been spent ! The reply
was, that ns Chaiiman of tho Finnnco Committeo
it w as Mr. Nawahi's place to find out. Mr. Nawahi
said that he new his place, nnd wns not in the
habit of asking impudent questions nnymoro than
ho was accustomed to leceiving impertinent nnd in
solent answcis, and that this was the first time
since ho hnd sened nsn Iteprescntntive thnt nny
member of nny Cabinet bad treated him in tho
manner in which ho had been treated by the .Min
ister of Foreign Affairs to-day.
Mr. l'illno following, said: Ho was burprised nt
the nttitudo of offenoo tho Minister of Foreign
AlTnirs had assumed when emestioned upon a mat
ter of public business. Tho Minister had been
asked a plain question in regaid to the monev ex
pended for Household Hxpenscs of His Majesty,
and in retain had nunwered in nu insolent and in
BUlting ninimer. He hnd eat in tho Legislature ns
a Hepiesentativo of tho peoplo of North Komi for
many different sessions, nnd during sittings thero,
hnd oucounteied many different Ministers, but
that dining nil that tlmo ho had never onco heard
a Miniter return anything but civility to members
in nnswer to questions, nnd thereforo ho was sur
prised at tho insolent treatment the member from
Hilo had received. Tho Ministry had been but a
day or so in office, nnd if they had commenced
thus early to display nn nttitudo of hnuttur to
wauls tho Itepresontalivcs of that Assembly to
what length was it not possiblo it might extend
in tho future? Ho considcied that an insult had
been offered to tho member from Hilo, to tho peo
plo of his district who had sent him there, and to
tho whole Asbembly.
Jlr. Gibson replied that nothing was so fur from
his lntontiou ns to offer in aiiywiso an insult to
any Hawaiian, and most especially to any member
of this Assembly. Ho had icsided on (heso shores
for tho laBt twenty-ciiio jenis or moro, had been
variously engaged in works connected with tho
welfare of tho Hawaiian licoiila nnd country, with
out oxpectntioti of reward. Air. Gibson tlien en
deavored to givo tho explanation first nsked.
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