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THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL AJJVEETISEK, JULY 8. 1884.
Legislative Assembly, SESSION-1884. hhm t-ku'th iav. mimat. ji'm. uum. Mr. Kamakcle presented a petition from Makawao bearing 115 Signature-, relating to the pay nun t of the national debt, lie- ftrrcd to ri nance ommittce. Mr. Hitchcock prest-nted a petition relat- j bition. but aUo favored it being appropri ing to Government lands leaded by foreign- I aej under a special clause, and not under 'T8. Beferrrd to .1 udiciarv Committee, Mr. Kauwila presented a remon-ti -a nee from Puna against the passage of an Act to indemnify the Ministry for any moneys they may have inappropriately spent. Laid on the table. Mr. Kauhane presented a petition, praying for an appropriation of 15. 000 for improv ing the roads in the District of Kau. Befor red to the Committee on Public Lands etc. Mr. Hitchcock presented a petition pray ing that the Jail and Court-house at Lau pahoehou be repaired.": and the salaries of the ShcritT and Jailer be increased. Refer red to the Committee n Miscellaneous pe titions. Mr. Nahinu present. d a petition from the residents of Kona praying that the Govern ment purchase a landing for a free delivery of freight at Hakani. Laid on the table. Also, from citizens of Napoopoo for a public landing at that place. Inferred to Committee on Public Lands etc. RKI'O UTS OK I'OMMITTKKsj. Mr. Godfrey Urown Chairman of the Fi nance Committee reported recommending the refunding of live amounts illegally col lected for tae.. amounting to SOS. 25, and that the amount be included in the Appro priation bill. Keport adopted. Also, upon a bill to more fully define the payment of moneys, into th- Treasury. Becommeding it be indefinitely postponed as the Audit act already provided all that was needed. Report adopted. OUDEK OK THE HAY. Consideration of the Appropriation Bill in Committee of the whole. Mr. J. S. Wal ker in the chair. Before the Bill wa taken into considera tion. Mr. Pilipo pointed out the necessity of economy. The salary of the Minister of Foreign. A.tTairs pass-, d as in the bill, also of the Seeretarv. i Mr. Kaiualii moved to strike out the item of $1000 for salary of under Secretary. Mr. Gibson pointed out why this item was inserted. ,It was owing to the larga in crease of work o far as the Consuls are concerned. Iu reply to Mr Smith, he stated that Mr Webb had. owing to his arduous duties, been compelled to resign his position as editor of the Apvkktiskk. Mr. Godfrey Brown moved the item of Office Expenses of Foreign Agents read $3000. Mr. Gibson moved it pas as in the bill. $4,000, carried by vote of IS to 11. Mr. Hitchcock moved that the Incidentals of Foreign Office read 2000 instead of 5000. He noticed that the incidentals in nearly eTery department were almost double what they were before. Mr. Aholo asked for sonu- explanation lfore the Committee vote.- on i:. Mr. Gibson .-aid one bill above w.ts paid j to Bancroft A Co. of 5500 'or Stationery. The bill for stationery alone will exceed 51000. Largo package arc sen: to all parts of the world occasionally. As to car riage hire it forms a very small portion f the amount. The expenditure properly made in the Foreign 0:::e will exceed $3eYO. Possibly S5?0 will not K- all spent. Mr. Smith asked if th-re -v-s any new item. Mr. Gibsoa say the expense of -tation :: y and postage is nearly double. Without con sidering the question cf new items, the it-.:r.s that were eustomarv have rcitlv increased. Mr. D. suppotd tne mortion. -u l . . i s . . r d'ubie II e will an x is :h. believed that one Foreign increase the corn p mdcr.ee other. It i a ii.rjHi! n:; legitimate for t: A-emb'iV t see rj; Foreign Orti.e . nducted on principles Tl.e r.-rinehdo are There is a tendency inc-rea-- the ex for a certain anion:;: ef rubbish ha: is gj- d for nothini: A "n tie man :.i this ckv .fc-s cjr;dac:ed th. uuV.rs of tV Office compared the machinery of Foreign j this G .v 1 by the The Mi- t rumen: a sa di: bix r.ip" aachinerv of :hs Great Eastern nister has stated where the increase r expense is except that more stationery is cse-d. Let us deal liberally ur.d justly with all the d.t.ar:nicnt-. but d.- net let Us give more aaasy that is necessary. He would support the motion, a: $3o. and Le even thought that wag mors thn was reauired. Mr. Keau moved the- item pass a in the ) til!. Pised a: $.3000. Ccus-id ration o: the Appropriation Bill. Mr. Hitchcock moved to"?:r:ke cut item cf Exixrnscs cf Foreign MrT.ns. Mr. Gibson said he would :ew c: the reasons whv this provision should be " "s Bitde. The itm as increased last stsiion fcr additiona.1 service &: Washington, and ihey had ten well served. This Govern ment had been invited to take par: in the 1 ternatioiiiil L'xhibition, and had done so. i Tlie (iovcrnmnt had again been so invited j To take part in other international confer- ; c-iK-t-s, and without the appropriar ion they j would havt; to withdraw from the undertak- t ing in which they have already xpressed a i -w i 1 1 in -'iif ss :riil desirf to T:ike n:irt. Mr. Dole believed that international ex hibitions were of great beiie-tit to all who j took part in them. H w ras i:i favor of Ha- waii taking part in the New Orleans exhi- j the head of Foreign Missions. With regard j to looking up a new meridian, they could j leave that to the great scientific countries, and accept the meridian they decide upon. lospcnu money on such oojecis ;t, oo.i to advertise a national pride. Mr. W. O. Smith thought they could get along with less foreign missions, and, in his opinion, they ought to spend a little more on home missions. The Minister of the In- terior might do well to go to Hamakua and look after the roads, and the President of the Board of Health might go to Kalawao. Mr. Aholo moved it be amended to read $20,000. They ought to have an appropria- tion available, as they did not know when it may be required. Mr. Dole was not willing to put $20,000 into the hands of this Ministry for them to j spend at will, without the consent of the Privy Council. Item struck out. Mr. Dole moved to insert an item of $3,- 000 in order that this country take part in the New Orleans exhibition. Dr. .1. Mott Smith regretted the action they had taken on the item of Foreign Mis- sions. It is an appropriation that frequently meets an emerttenev, and sliould tneretore li-ivo a nhiee in the bill. In his opinion. money appropriated for taking part in a New Orleans exhibition will redound to their injury instead of their profit. Pro ducts sent there would be received with a prejudice detrimental to this country, lie thought it would be most unwise to take part in the exhibition. H could not sup- port the motion. Mr. W. O. Smith said that Dr. Beiniss j had urged that this country be represented j at New Orleans,. He ( Mr. S.) was in favor . of the Government requesting the Minister j at Washington to go there and report to i them. Motion lost. ! Mr. Hitchenck moved to insert '-Salary of j Consul at San Francisco." $10,000. All j fees to be returned into the Treasury. j Mr. Gibson .said that while he admitted j the propriety of inserting something j..' kind, thev were not in possession "". Vjt ""IIi, formation on the subject in order r visors Tlit; House met at 1 r. m. at anv just conclusion. He therefore mott Car:Miuutes of tho previous meeting read and it he- referred to a select committee. Mr. W. it. Smith seconded the motion. There are a great many services this official has to perform besides signing certificates. He has been of great service to this country. Motion to refer to Special Committee. Carried. Mr. Kaulukou moved the item for the education of youths in foreign countries ' read $30,000 instead f $2o.000. as in the j bill. Mr. N'awahi did not object to the item, but he did object to the manner in which the youths were selected to go abroad. He favored the idea of the youths being selected by a committee appointed for that purpose. Mr. Dole was in favor of it being under ' the direction of the Board of Education. ...Mr. Gibson said the whole of the money asked for would be required. Most favor- j able reports, without exception, had been j received of the progress of these Hawaiian! youths. It was to complete arrangements , alrer.dv entered into. Mr. P.ishop thought theie should have been further explanation on this subject, j He thought it a great mistake that youths ! wh... had had fair English education in this j count: y -h::ld have- 1-een sent to Italy. He ! had : dr. 'it-.- to speak badly of anyone's' boy. but he hud heard thrt the youth sent ; to C.i:forr:i.. i- a dull boy. and not tbf kind ; of one that should be -elected. He also j uudcr.-too l th.it the c-xp uses e-f education in ; California w; re c-: nip.-, vitivelv large. Our Ki-:dis are t.'it going to be incieascd. He i vas afraid times. ..:ui a t v ntering upon hard .ry had barter keep ii m i u d . :h v-riat:-. tht-v need to careful in all anrc- ai.d ir.ake ;he n:ouev g. as far us r things that are useful. They could not a fiord any thing oi nameutai. Mr. W. O. Smith ,-sked how many youths there were abroad. Mr. Gibson said the education of these youth- was no: raereiv ornamental. One youth ;n Italy was a civil engineer : another was studying as an engineer in Glasgow ; another ha? received a scientific education . ,.. vi . f .-r future studv cf ;e. The very fact of going partly deem : an education. Ail t ntcessarv to sen.. parents :heir children j abroad to complete their education. There were s:x m Great L.ri:am. tnree in itaiv. two in Japan, and one in Caliior: . In ether some p. aces cruo or s.oe' vear places cost over $1000 a year. . Item pass-i s in the bill. Mr. Gibson moved the consideration of the items cf King's Guards. Band, Ac. be deferred for the present. Carried. Mr. Kalua a.sked why the item of National Museum was increased in the bill ? Mr. Gib-on furni-'K-d desired explana- ! tion. ; y,fr. "W. O. S; j -20u. He did ; nionev to pre. cur 1 nut useful. th moved the i te m read ; rl -Vf in borru wing what i- ornamental, and ?-Ir. Bishop a;itt:ii 10 know what they were driving at in the way of a museum. A Polyne.-ian museum was one thing, and curiosities, from all par;.- of the world was 1 another thing. For the- present he would second the motion to make the amount S20u0. Mr. Dole asked what the S22OU reported spent during the last biennial period was was, spent for? lie felt sure that it had not been spent in such a way as to show on the ; snc-ives o: tlie .uuseum. A great manv strangers visit that Museum, and. as a general thing, they come away disappointed, j It is not a respectable Museum for this country. No collection of birds or tishes, ! and there has been no collection. This i i Museum ha had an appropriation of $1000 I a year for the past eight years. The directors j are not specially scientific people. Mr. Gibson said they would probably have j to pay S10,UOO alone to obtain the services' of j such a person. As they cannot alVord the j money to engage such a person, he hoped the gentleman would lend his valuable assistance in the matter in connection with j the Musaum. j ltcm passed at S2000. Mr. W O. Smith moved to strike out the i item of $5000 for purchase of books for Government Library. He thought they j could get along without new books for the next two years. Carried. Mr. Kapena moved that the salary of the uutmiuient j.iuranan uo increased to jj-j-iuu Carried At 4. DO p.m. the committee rose. The items passed were as follows : DKl'AllTMKNT OF FOREIGN AFFAJliS. s.dary of Minister 12,000 Salary of Socretarv ,0OO I Salary of Copyist 2. -100 Office expenses of Fort-ign Agents 4,000 i Incidentals of Foreign Office 3 (k0 Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Pleni potentiary at Washington 12,000 Expenses Incidental lo Eegation at Wash ington 000 lielief and return of indigent Hawaiian from abroad 1, oOO Salary of Messenger i ,000 Education of Hawaiian youths in foreign countries 2",000 National Museum 2,000 Government Librarian and Curator to th" Museum 2,000 FOKTY-SIXTH DAY. Tuesday. Julv 1st. ai.-rov-'' PETITIONS. Mr. Kalua presented a petition from Olowalu. praying that an extra mail car rier be engaged in the district of Lahaina. IJeferred to the Minister of the Interior. Mr. Kaulukou presented a petition from Honolulu, praying that the Sisters of Charity be engaged in the various hospitals throughout the Kingdom. Laid on table. Also, that $10,000 be appropriated for the I purpose of extending Kukui street Liliha i street. Laid on table. j Mr. Kalua presetted a petition praying that an appropriation be made for a, definite salary of Neakoala. Laid on table. UEI ORTS OF COMMITTEES. Mr. Kaulukou read a minority report on Police, Prisons and Mounted Police. Laid on table to be taken up with the majority report. Mr, Smith moved that both reports Je taken up with the- bills in connection with I tlie reports. i:f -OLUTIONS. Mr. Cecil Prown read for the- first time a bill relating to powers to be vetted in the Deputy and Second Deputy Clerks of the Supreme C ui't. Passed to second reading. Mr. Dele moved that $1,000 bo appro- j priated for improving the landing at Koloa, J Kiuai. Laid on thJ table to be considered i with the Appropriation Bill. ! Mr. Kaulukou gave notice of his intention j to introduce an Ac; relating to the Sisters j of Charity. i Mr. Kauealii introduced a resolution that j several bills be taken from the table for j consideration and mad-- s-pc-cia! order of the I day for Thursday. Carried. j Mr. Kalua movtl th-t $2,000 be appro-; priated for the a ice e: ; semmarv at Makawao. j Mr. Bishop sta-.ed that the $2.0JJ appro- j priatsd for that purpose in l-r?2 has been j paid over Dy tne x-oa:a o. Mr. Aholo moved the resolution be adopted. Carried. Mr. Cecil Brown moved that whereas cer tain members of this Assembly have been nnroin?.l Tax Assessors. Resolved. th:-y be granted leave to ro to their respective dis- tricts to attend to tneir auties. Mr. Brown stated that by Section 32 of e law relating to tare- IS'2. :htv cannot b- Legislators .nd Tax Asesscrs Thev must resign either cue or the other. If thy Lad :iy self-respect they would no: have taken the cfiiee. nor would the Minis ters Lave conferred the ofiiee upon them. I: looks as though the Minister? were trying to buy their votes. Mr. Smi:h said that though it had Len unnoticed in times past, under the new law I it could not be. He drew attention to the Tax Assessor's notice, wherein it is stated that "all returns must be made to the Assessor not later than July 01, er no ap peals can by law be granted." If assessments are not made in July, parties may refuse to pay their taxes. Un- ! less the assessments are made according to law, no one need pay his taxes. If taxes are to be lost by illegal assessments, tkey had better guard against it. He would like j to ask the Attorney-General if the state- j nient in the newspapers is law or not. j The Attorney-General I think it is. Statements must be made in July, but it is ! not eommilsorv that the assessments be made in that month. Mr. Kaulukoti moved the resolution be indefinitely postponed. The Attorney-General said that when re turns were not made in the month of July an apppeal will not lie. Mr. Kaulukou moved the previous ques tion. Carried. Mr. Cecil Brown moved that Mr. Dole bo allowed to reply for him. On the motion of the Attorney-General this privilege was granted by the Assembly. Mr. Dole said the resolution was brought before the House in no captious spirit. Here were two duties for one man to per form at the same time. Here is the Hon. Member for South Kona, he is Tax Assessor for North Kohala. No one has explained, and he simply represents nine members of the Assemby thai are in the same fix. Not one has explained hrw tax payers shall render to the Assessor their statements and swear to the same. Are tax payors of North Kohala to come to Honolulu to make their statements' to hirn? There is a probability of a large amount of taxes being lost to the country. The motion is simply to give the Tax Assessors the opportunity of 'doing their duties. Either he Minister of Finance has not read the law, or he cares not for the law, or else lie thinks a man can be in two places at. one time. This action of appoint- I ing Assessors from among, members of this Assembly is perfectly consistent with the actions of the present Ministry. The reso lution is a perfectly consistent one. It is in behalf of tax payers, mid he hoped it would pass. Motion to indefinitely postpone carried. Mr. Dole moved that after the loth of July no more bills be introduced into the Assembly. Carried. The Minister of the Interior presented a reply to the re-solution introduced by the Hon. Member for Lihue and Koloa, calling for correspondence, etc., in connection with the contracts for Portuguese immigration'. Beport referred to the Committee on Com merce. Also, a report in reply to a resolution calling for a statement of the expenditure of road tax. Mr. Pilipo moved it be referred to the Printing Committee. Carried. Mr. W. O. Smith reminded the Assembly that the Committee on Pnblio Lands had large mass of petitions and resolutions asking for appropriations for roads, bridges wharves, etc., and had not yet made any re port of any kind. OF.DKK or THK DAY. First leading of a bill to amend Chapter 31 of the Session Laws of 12, relating to diseases among animals, On suspension of the rules, the bill was road a second time by its title and passed to engrossment. Ordered to he rcad a third time on Saturday next. At 3:lo the House adjourned until iu a. m. on Thursday. fOKTY-SEVKMiI Ij V . WLPM-smv. Jul 2. I !. The Ilous--- tact at lU:lo A. M. Minutes of the- previous meeting were read and approved. Mr. Nahinu presented a petition from Ho nolulu praying tht Kakuako be illuminated. Keferred to Minister of the Interior. Mr. Pilipo. Chairman of the Printing Committee, reported that th- Minister cf Interior's report relating to the Go'-rn-mtntal Land Sab s and Leases T.v;w printed. Al-o. ;t report relating to the privileges granted to the Oceanic Steamhip Co. or dered to be distributed. Mr. C. Bro.vn gave notice of t biil relatiuv to juror--. Mr. Pilipo i-vad for ti.e nist ti?iie u bill re lating to a girls' boarding school in the Dis trict of North Kona. On su-pen-ion of the rules, the bill was read a sec-jnl tini2 by ;;. title and referred to Committee cn Educa tion. Mr. W. O. Smith read for the firt -um, u bill relating to powers of Sheriffs. On su jen;ion of the rule-, the bill was read a socond time by iti title nd passed to en grossment. Mr. Kiuealii ofiVre 1 a ecsoiurion tiiat HO .23 be icsertcd in the appropriation bill for the purpose of paying J. Kauhane his commission as tax collector for the district of Kau for 1852. Referred to Finance Com- j Mr. Palohau moved that S7,0o0 be appro priated for bridges, and also SoOO for im proving roads in thfe district cf Kawaihae. Laid on the table. Mr. Amara read fcr the fir-: time a bill to amend Section 3St of the Civil Code relat ing to fisheries. On susp-esas.ioii cf the rules the bill was read a Fecund time by its titls and referred to the Judiciary Committee. Mr. Kauwila cfiered a resolution that $5, COO be appropriated for anchors and buo at Pohoiki, Puna. M. Kaunamano moved that $450 be ap propriated for assistiug an English school it Honokaa. lief erred to Committee on Edu cation. FOr.TY-KIOIITH DAY. Thursday, July 3rd, 1 8?4.. House met at 10 A. M. Minutes of the previous meeting, rTcn read and approved. Mr. Wilder, chairman of the Sanitary Committee, reported on a petition relatiu' to kahunas practicing without a license recommending that the same be laid o:n table. Also, on a petition relating to tht appointing of a foreign doctor at Kalawao recommending that the Board of Health place a competent resident physicianjthcre i t once. Also, on a petition relating to the appoint ing of resident physicians at Waimea, liana lei, and Koolauloa, recommending the pam be referred to the Board of Health. Also, relating to tho confinement and di.v charge of lepers, recommending the same h laid on table. Also, that a magistrate be appointed foi Kalawao. The Committee consider it unnecessary. Also, relating to the Government physi cian at. Hana, recommending the same be referred to the Board of Health. Also, relating to the erection of hospital, the same be referred to the Board of Health. Also, relating to medicines being furnished free f charge to Hawaiian. The President of the Board of Health be requested to lay before the House in printed form the in structions given to Government physicians. The report of the Committee on th above petitions were all adopted. The Minister of the Interior presented a report relating to tlo- lighting of streets. Laid on table. Mr. Uichardson re-ported that it hud pleased Hi., Majesty to sign the resolution appropriating S2.o0l) . for Postal Money Order System with the United States. Mr. Godfrey Brown, Chairman of a Select Committee, reported on three bills to amend Sections 38, 45, 17, 5S, C7, Chapter 43, re lating to internal taxes, presenting a new bill. The new bill was read for the first time, and on suspension of tho rules, read a second time; by it title, and referred to Be vising Committee. The Minister of the Interior in answer to a petition for a mail carrier between La luinaand Wailuku, presented a communi cation from tlie Postmaster-General, whicU stated that the- mail .-eryie is efticienlly at tended to in that district, and another mail carrier is not required. Mr. Aholo reported ..n two petition re lating to intoxicating liquors recommending that the same be hud on table. The President read a communication fior the Committee on Fourth of July, inviting tin; members of the Assembly to participate in the celebration by attending the exei eisos and also the buli. The Secretary v.a instructed to reply v tlie communication. Mr. Gibson ollered a resolution that whet the As-embly adjourn to-day it adjourn ore.t Friday, the th inst., until Saturday, the r,th inst., at 10 . m., out of respect to the cele bration of the independence cf the Bepublic. of America, the great and good friend of tho Hawaiian Kingdom. Mr. Cecil Brown moved as an amendment that the Hou.-e adjourn until Monday. Thv resolution as amended was carried. The Att'-rjM y-Gcneral gave notice of bill to prohibit the. tmeking of opium, to amend Chapter :',') Penal Code, relating to gaming, arid also to piohibit tho roaming nf minor in the .street-, at night. Mr. W. O. Smith gave notice of a bill Un amend Chapter 29 Laws of 1SS2 rejatin" to h national loan Mr. Cecil Bro v,n read for the :iit time a Bill relating tu juries. Bead a second tim by it:- title and passci to engrossment. He uis.o gave notice of a Bill lo amenu Bulo 12 of the House relating to the Minis te-r- voting. On .upendoii of tl.e ruhs th Bill vas read u. first time. At ro-uii the House took u cee. -j until on? oVlo.i.. On I'e-a-scmblifi: Mr. l)t,h- said it was matt' r of humiliation, the nec'.-.sity cf pro- pe-ilig taken sU'-ft 'i resolution. It eight to Le gi for -'ranted that n- cieu instance would make -r.e-li u resolution necessary as a rul. Tiio question ccrr.es up in re-sx:ct the late ic-., jlution, a '-want r.f contidencfe in the Miuitry." The Ministers were or tiial. There were 43 members without tLs Ministers, and it was whether thee 43 hai comidence iu the Mini-try or not. No one ever doubted the Ministers had not confi dence in thc-ni.-clves. The vote stood tqul with the President to decide, and we shoul-J have ascertained whether the policy cf thi Ministers was right or not. Under tW technical ruling of the President it was held over to the discretion of the Ministers, and he was sorry to say thty took the advantage. He would not have done o under the cir cumstances. It is no t right for a man trial to pass his own opinion. They should have found out what was the feelincr of the House. He did not know how Ministers have acted in previous sessions. lie w& sorry this matter hid been brought up. It - r 0 . . - ' . '