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THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, AUGUST 19, 1884
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY.
SESSIOJST ,1884.
(Continued from page 10)
EIGHTY-FOUETII DAY COKTINUED.
Satubbat, August 16, 1584.
After recess, consideration of the Street
Railway bill was resumed.
Dr. J. Mott Smith said he did not know
the respective merits of the Austin and Wil
sen bills, but decided to support the former.
Mr. Dole moved the first section of the
Wilson bill pass. It authorized the Minister
of the Interior to issue the charter, but was
not burdened with minor details, leaving
them largely to the discretion of the Minis
ter and Privy Council. It asked the fran
chise only for Kuuanu, King and Queen
streets, leaving a large part of the town to
the competition of other companies. The
other bill takes up nearly all the streets.
This one did not propose to do more than
can be reasonably supposed would be csrried
out. Those three streets furnished with a
railway would yield the greatest accommo
dation to the public, especially the vast
number of people who lived in the suburbs.
The objection raised by the Hon. Noble
(Dr. Mott Smith) to the Austin bill, that it
compelled the laying a double treck, was a
valid one. There was no single street
named in it wide enough for a double track.
A street covered with tracks was not fit for
carriage driving. Another great objection
to that bill was that it provided that the
track should be laid in the middle of the
street. The only way in which a track
could be laid on any Houolnlu street was to
lay it on on side. It was left entirely with
the Minister of the Interior in the Wilson
bill to say where the track should be laid,
and the Minister may compel the company
to widen the streets where they are too nar
row, so that the public interests are care
fully watched. Moreover, the Austin bill
had the same fatal defect as the ' Isenberg
bill, in authorizing the Minister to intro
duce new and unknown provisions. If they
passed a bill with a section in it like that,
no one would ever bo found to build the
railway. As for the Attorney-General's ex
planation of. Mr. Flowerdaw's connection
with the project, that gentleman was in
Italy, and why should they place the fran
chise in the hand3 of a foreigner who was
away in tho antipodes? All knew Mr. Wil
son as an enterprising man, who had intro
duced the matter at this session. He saw
the opportunity for the enterprise two years
ago, and now all these other parties have
followed him. He (Mr. Dole) understood
that Mr. Wilson and hi3 associates had made
arrangements and were ready to begin work
whenever tho charter was granted.
Mr. W. O." Smith said he wa3 inclined to
feel sorry for these persons not believing
the enterprise would pay, but that it was
not his affair. The Wilson bill, he thought,
on the whole was the best. The other man
was not on the ground, while Wilson was
well and favorably known to everybody. If
Mr, I'lowerdew was a man of his word, he
would never undertake the work while the
present Minister of Foreign Affairs was in
office, ne supposed the Minister of Foreign
Affairs would remain in office another two
years, so that they would be without a rail
way for that period. They were not there to
look at tho matter in the interests of Mr.
Flowcrdew, Mr. Austin, or Mr. Wilson. Ho
thought the bill introduced by the commit
tee would require too many amendments for
them to attempt to doctor it up. He did
not approve of that pro vision for selling the
right at auction.
Mr. Bishop thought there was little use in
discussing the section in the old bill which
had been disposed of. He was certainly not
opposed to a railway in streets suitable for
it, and whero it would be for the advantage
of the nublic to have one. They ought not
to consider the names of the gentlemen in
those bills. Certainly he had nothing
against Mr. Flowerdew investing his money
in the railway, but he would not vote spe
eially to accommodate him. Mr. Flowcrdew
may not have been well treated here, but yet
he did not know that the community owed
him anything. One thing in favor of giving
him the right was that ho had the uicuns to
build the road. There was no guarantee
that Mr. Austin and his assjeiuto.. or Mr.
Wilson and his associates would Imild it
they might bell out. And as v. railway was
necessarily a monopoly, so far ;;s it extends
on the streets, they might it was a
monopoly, but that was no particular objec
tion They might claim that the Austin bill
was not a monopoly because it allowed cars
to run upon it for a certain distance, but
covers so much ground that there would be a
chance for another company. The Austin
bill allows the company t.i build a double
track .on a great many of our narrow streets,
and that was a very objectionable feature.
It mentions a number of streets on which it
would not be convenient to have even a
single track. Tor his part, ho should bo
very sorry to see a single track on Fort
street. Even the necessary traffic on that
street now was hardly safe. Neither of
those bills should be passed without suitable
amendments. That idea of selling at auc
tion having been disposed of, it seemed to
liim that if those two bills could be referred
to a committee, a new and really good bill
could be made up from them. Then the
only remaining question would be whether
it should be Austin or Wilson and their
respectivo associates. He movsd that the
bills be referred to a special committee.
The Attorney-General said he did not
think his friend could accuse him of not be
ing persistent when he thought he was in
the right. An objection to re-committing
those bills wa3 that the time was short.
There had been an utterance from the Hon.
Member for Lihue (Mr. Dole) that the
Austin bill should not be passed because he
(the A. G.) had stated to the House that a
stranger and a foreigner would be interested
in it. If such a sentiment prevailed in that
House, he was much mistaken in it. It
made no difference whether the man who
want3 to put his money into those improve
ments was a foreigner or a citizen. He had
mentioned the names of sufficient gentle
men right from this town, known to the
members of that Assemblv, who had as
much to do with the enterprise as Mr.
Flowerdew, except, perhaps, as to the
amount of money to be put into it. The
community had better open it3 eyes to the
advantage of men from the outside putting
their money into enterprises here, as long
as that money was efficiently employed. He
had nothing to say against Mr. Wilson, be
cause he was a personal friend of his, and he
would bid him godspeed if he got the fran
chise and carried it out. It must be borne
in mind, however, that the work would cost
in the neighborhood of S200'000. It struck
him a3 strange that the non. Member for
Lihue refrained from informing the House
who .was behind his bill. He thought
proper, himself, not to keep behind the door
in respect to anything of which he could in
form the House, in that.desiring to set a
good example to themember for Lihue. But
when it came to the point of hearing who
that gentleman's promoters of the work
were, they had nothing but brilliant Hashes
of silence. The objection he had to the
Wilson bill, however, did not lie in the
name. All that he could do was to advocate
a bill coming in good faith before the House
to give certain persons the right. The ob
jection he had was in tho bill itself, and
when the Hon. Member said the first section
of tho Austin bill should not be there, for
the first time since he knew him ho thought
he showed a remarkable want of souad com
mon sense, lleferring to Mr. Bishop's ob
jection to a double track, he said a railway
to the Pali could not be be built except with
a double track, as horses could not be used,
and there was no proposition to lay, any
double track but that one. Double tracks
elsewhere were left to the discretion of the
Minister of the Interior, and the same held
with reference to laying tracks in the mid
dle of the street. It has been suggested
that Mr. Austin might sell out, but if he
did so to any one who should build the line
it would be satisfactory. The bill was re
ferred to a select committee, of which Mr.
C. B. Bishop was appointed Chairman
The House adjourned at r. m.
EIGHTY-FIFTH DAY.
FitiDAY, August 15.
The House met at 10 a. m.
. Minutes of the previous day were read and
approved.
Mr. liowell presented a petition from Wai
mea praying that hospitals, be established
on tho several Islands. Kef erred to the
President of the Board of Health.
Mr. Dole from the Judiciary Committee
reported a substitute bill for one proposing
to amend the Act to regulate proceedings in
bankruptcy.
The report was agreed to, and the bill was
ordered to be read a third time on Thursday.
Mr. Hitchcock from the Select Committee
to whom was referred the bill to aid in the
culture and manufacture of ramie and other
fibres, submitted a substitute bill which pro
poses to award as a prize, the sum if $10,000
to the party or parties that produced a ma
chine or process which will successfully
work ramie and produce a clear and clean
fibre, for manufacturing, purposes, and also
to pay a bonus of a sum equal to that which
fifty tons of fibre first produced from native
ramie may bring at market.
On motion of Mr Kaulukou the report
and bill were referred to the Judiciary Com
mittee. Mr. Kalua From the committee to which
was referred the appropriation of $18,000 for
support of the Board of Genealogy of tho
Hawaiian Chiefs, reported advisedly thereon
as the last appropriation of SlO.OOO.has been
principally used in tho payment of salaries.
The committee recommend the allowance of
$200 for transcribing a certain manuscript,
and $300 for the preservation of the bones of
two alleged-to-be ancient chiefs.
Mr. Dole said, tho commission was so in
competent and its proceedings so laughable
and ridiculous that he hoped the House
would finish it right now..
Mr. Kaulukou said the member who had
just spoken might think this proposition
laughable and ridiculous, but he had no
doubt but that gentleman could show up a
genealogy back to the ancients. The people
of Hawaii desired the preservation of the
genealogy of the Hawaiian Chiefs. He
moved the report be laid on the table, to be
considered with the minority report. Car-
ried.
Resolutions.
Mr. Dole moved that the bill to regulate
the issue of patents for mechaniaal inven
tions be taken from the table and referred to
the Committo on Commerce. Carried.
Mr. Dole moved that he have leave to in
troduce a bill containing some special pro
visions for street railroads. Motion lost.
Mr. Baker moved to take from the table
a bill to repeal Chapter 13 of tho laws of
1878, relative to the formation of ga3 com
panies, and that it be made the special order
for to-morrow.
OllDEB Or THE DAY.
' The Ocean Telegraph Cable Subsidy Bill,
which provides for the paymeat annually of
$20,000, for fifteen years, towards the sup
port of the proposed telegraph line from
San Francisco, was read a third time and
passed.
The bill to amend Section 1,230 of the
Civil Code, providing that the losing party
in all cases pay all witnesses' and jurors'
fees was read a third time and passed.
At noon a recess was taken till 1 o'clock
1. M.
AFTEESOOX.
Third reading of an act to prevent the
waste of artesian water on tho Island of
Oahu. Passed.
Third reading of an act to prohibit the
attaching of advertising posters to build
ings without permission of the owner of
such buildings. Passed.
Consideration of an act to amend Sections
33, 45, 47, 59 and C7 of Chapter 43 of the
Session Laws of 1882, relating to tho collec
tion of taxes.
Mr. Godfrey Brown said that the only al
teration in Section 33 was an additional
four days, that is, ten days instead of six,
in which persons can inspect the tax books.
Mr. Kaulukou moved that tho Section be
indefinitely postponed. In his opinion, if
persons could not find out what their taxes
are in six days, they could not do so in ten
days.
Mr. Smith spoke in favor of the proposed
amendment.
Section 38 passed.
The amendments to Sections 45 and 47
did not pass, and the sections remained as
before.
Section 58 passed as amended.
Mr. Kaulukou moved that Section 67, re
lating to persona who are exempt from per
sonal taxes, be indefinitely postponed. The
proposed amendment provides that soldiers
in active service pay personal taxes, from
which they are exempt by the law of 1882.
Motion to indefinitely postpone carried.
Bill passed to engrossment and ordered to
be read a third time on Wednesday.
Consideration of an act to protect credi
tors from fraudulent insolvents, providing
that all books of accounts be kept in either
the Hawaiian or English languages.
Mr. W. O. Smith moved the bill b in
definitely postponed.
The Attorney-General said, in support of
the bill, that there was no oppression in this
bill. It does not effect men who pay their
debts. If they cannot meet their engage
ments, then the law should afford some pro
tection to the person who entrusts his pro
perty to another. There is a precedent for
this law in all European countries. If an
Italian or a Frenchman wants to do business
in Germany, he must keep hi3 books in the
German language. It would probably be a
little hard on the Portuguese trader at first,
but as he comes here to settle he ought to
learn the language of the commonwealth.
Mr. Dole said he did not see how it would
be possible for the Chinese merchants in the
country to keep their books in English.
Their business was too small to enable them
to pay a book-keeper. This law would
simply throw hundreds of people out of em
ployment, and place the business in tho
hands of a few.
Mr. W. O. Smith asked the Attorney
General if such a law existed in California.
The Attorney-General : There is net. The
Chinese merchants found means to convince
the legislators that such a Jaw was un
necessary. He need not explain to the Hon.
Member for Wailuku what those means were.
The law only touchde those who buy
on credit and fail to pay their debts. If they
wish to take advantage of the bankruptcy
laws they should be compelled to present a
statement of their transactions in the writ
ten language of the country.
Section I passed.
Section II provides that anyone failing to
comply with Section I shall forfeit their
forfeit their license to do business in this
Kingdom.
Mr. Dolo considered this the greatest hard
ship that could be intlicted on a tradesman,
beyond dexn-iving him of his liberty.
Mr. W. O. Smith said they ought to go a
little slow. He thought it wa3 a hardship
and an injustice to compel a Chinaman to
keep his books in tho English language.
Section II passed with a slight amendment
by the Attorney-General.
Section III provided that any person
fraudulently falsifying his books shall be
deemed guilty of a misdemeanour and shall
be liable to imprisonment and fine in the
discretion of the Court. Passed.
Sec tion IV provides that the Act shall take
effect GO days after its passage. Passed.
Bill passed to engrossment'and ordered to
be read a third time on Wednesday.
Mr. Cecil Brown said he considered the
whole bill was unconstitutional, and he
therefore moved it be indefinitely postponed,
The Attorney-General said the very fact
of one or two injustices having been com
mitted, it was sufficient reason that this
law should be enacted.
The ayes and noes were taken on the
motion to indefinitely postpone, with the
following result:
Ayes Bishop, Kaae, Kanoa, Martin, Brown,
Kalua, Kanealii, W. O. Smith, Kamakcle,
Kauwila, Nahinu, Piiipo, G. Brown, Dole,
Howell.
-Noe3 Gibson, Gulick, Neumann, Domi
nis, Cleghorn, Bush, Mott Smith, Walker,
Macfarlane, Kaulukou, Kean, Lilikalani,
Baker, F, Brown, Kaulia, Gardner, Nawahi,
Hitchcock, Kauhane, Kaunamano, Palohau,
Kupihea, Nakaleka.
Ayes 15; noes, 23.
Bill passed to engrossment and ordered to
be read a third time on Wednesday.
Consideration of a bill relating to the Na
tional Loan Act of 1882. Passed to engross
ment, and ordered to be read a third time
on Wednesday.
Consideration of an Act to suppress lot
teries, raffles.or games of chance. Passed to
engrossment and ordered to be read a third
time on Thursday.
Consideration of a bill to regulate the
paying of wages to laborers serving under
contract.
The Attorney-General asked that tho bill
be laid on the table, in the absence of the
introducer, tho Hon. Mr. Aholo.
Bill passed to engrossment, and ordered
to be read a third time on Thursday.
Mr. Kaulukou moved that all tho bills on
the table be placed on the Order of the Day
for to-morrow. Carried.
Third reading of a bill to provide for the
the prevention of cruelty to animals. Passed.
House adjourned at 5 r. m. until 10 a. m.
on Tuuesdav.
A Strange Accident.
A necklace of red hot iron nearly de
capitated achariah Taylor, a young man
18 years old, working in t rod mill at
Johnstown, Pa. While he was putting a
rod in the reel, -another employe attempt
ed to throw a kink out of the rod. At the
same time the reel was started, and the
kink instead ot falling away from young
Taylor, fell directly over his head, and in
an instant the red-hot iron, about as thick
as a man's little finger, was drawn tightly
around his neck. The reel was .almost
instantly stopped und the rod detached
from it with an axe. Thomas O'Neill then
reized with his hands the red-hot loop of
steel that was wound around Taylor's
neck and twisted it loose. When the men
picked Taylor up in their arms to carry
him out of the mill, his head fell forward,
revealing a ghastly wound in the neck,
from which the blood was dripping. His
life is despaired of.
The Ilarl.y ISirl.
Airs. Sympersoji is quite a young w
man, and is the mother of quite a pre
cocious little girl. There was company at
the house a few evenings ago. When Ik-1
time arrived, Airs. Symperson iid:
'Come now, Minnie, it's time for you
to go to bed.1' 8
I don't waut to go to bed."
But you must. Don't jTou know that
all the little chickens have gone to bed?''
" Yes, but the old hen went to bed with
thera.'' Texas Sifting 8.
A fttory of Lincoln.
In 1830 a traveling peddler came one
evening to a cabin in Illinois and asked the
farmer's wife if he could stay at the house
all night.
"We can feed your beast,'' was tho
answer, " but we cannot lodge you, unless
you are willing to sleep with the hired
man."
"Let's have a look at him first,'' said
tho peddler.
"The pointed to the side of the house,
where a lank, six-foot man, in ragged but
clean clothes, was stretched on the grass
reading a book. "He'll do," said the
stranger.
The " hired man " was Abraham Lin
coln, i
Baltimore is shocked at the discovery
that a famous belle of the city has been
discovered consorting with degraded ne
groes in one of the slums of the city. A
few years ago she married a young man
in the same high station in life that she
occupied. For a time they lived happily
together. Finally it was noticed that the
young wife had singular spells of deep
despondency and great exaltation. A
negro servant disclosed the secret that
she was an opium eater. Her husband
pleaded with her in vain, but sh was in
sensible to him, and all at once disap
peared from home, no one knowing
whither she had gone. Recently it was
learned that she was still in the city. Her
husband found her as stated already, liv
ing with a big burly negro. She was
wholly insensible to her degradation and
only the mention of her children produced
the slightest effect on her. Her husband
has begun a suit for divorce.
Jim ibtrHstnunts.
G, D. Fbektit.
W. C. Pkacock
FEEETH & PEACOCK,
23, Nnnnnit Street,
HONOLULU, II. I.
Wine and Spirit,
AND
Commission Merchants.
Offers for Sale nt the lowest market rates a larjre
and welt assorted stock of the Choicest and most
favorite brands of
ALES,
BEERS,
PORTER,
WINES,
SPIRITS,
LIQUEURS,
Ac, Ac, Ac.
All Goods guaranteed, and orders tilled promptly.
Tklkpiionk No. 10. P. O. Box, 3G4.
aus 19-6m
iilks at Stall!
Opposite Sunny Soatu,
Walkikl Road.
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Laiiq;ford-, Jr.
Took First P-ize at 11. II. A. S. as best Imported
racing Ktaiiion. "Thoroughbred." By old Lang
ford, he by Belmont; first dam, Flora Gardner, by
Cosmo; second dam, Fanny Harper, by Grey
Eagle; third dam, Julia Ann, by Modoc; fourth
dam, by imported Eagle; fifth dam, by Gallatin;
sixth dam, by Albert; weventh dam, by Union;
eighth dam, by Tippoo Haib, son of Imported Mes
senger. $40 for the season.
Hong William,
By Whipple's Hambletonian; dam, Lady Vernon.
Public record. 2:30 trotting. King William has
proven himself a producer of trotters, having sev
eral trotting below 2:30; and three, to his credit,
trotting under 2:24 In California. Terms, $30 for
the Beivson.
The Korinnu Stallion
Prince ITapoloon.
Took the first prize at the H. II. A. 8. as the best
imported Draft Stallion. Terms for the feawon, '
?30.
Due care taken to prevent accidents. No re
sponsibility, should uny occur.
Pasturage furnished for maros at fifty cents per
week.
B?"For furthi r particular upply to
K. R. MILES, or
E. C. HEINE,
augl3-dtf Marshfleld.
PACIFIC MAIL STEAMSHIP CO
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PACIFIC .MAIL S.S.C0.
For San Francisco :
Zealandia Oa or about August 31.
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For Auckland and Sydney :
Australia On or about September 6.
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OCEANIC STEAMSIilPJX).
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THE NEW AND ELEGANT KTEASISIIIP
MARIPOSA" & M ALAMEDA
Will leave Honolulu and Han Francisco on the
FIIIST and FIFTEENTH of each month.
PASSENGERS may have their names booked
In advance by applying at the office of the Agents.
PASSENGERS by this line are hereby notified
that they will be allowed 250 pounds of baggage
FREE by the Overland Railway when traveling
East.
EXCURSION TICKETS for round trip, MS.
Good to return by any of the Company's steamers
within ninety days.
MERCHANDISE Intended for shipment by thia
line will . be received free of charge, In the Com
pany's new warehouse, and receipts issued for
same. Insurance on merchandise in tho ware
house will be at owners' risk.
WILLIAM . IKWIX A CO.,
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