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THE UNDERSIGNED have formed
a copartnership unilor the Arm
name ot HFIUCCKELS Co." for the
purpose of carrying on a general bank,
fug and exchange buslines nt Honolulu,
' and such other places in the Hawaiian
Kingdom as mav be deemed advisable
b (Signed) " CLAUS SMIBCKELS.
" Wm 14. IRWIN.
F. F. LOW.
Honolulu, .Ian. Hth, 1881.
Referring to the above we beg to in.
form the biminess public that wo are
prepared to make loans, discount upprov.
cd notes', aim pmenayc csuiiuugu ui ui
hot current rates. Our arrangements
for selling exchange on tho principal
points in the United Stale, Europe,
China, Japan and Australia are being
made, and an hen perfected, due notice
will be given. We shall also be prepared
(o receive deposit on open account,
make collections, and conduct a general
banking ami cxcliauirc business.
OlOJJmlT (signed) Sl'RECKELS & Co.
BISHOP & Co., BANKERS,
Honolulu, Hawaiian Island-.
Draw Exchange on the
Uunlc olC'uliLoiiu. S. IT.
And their agcuts in
NEW YORK, BOSTON, HONG KONG.
Messrs. N. M. Rothschild A: Son, London.
The Commercial Rank Co.. of Sydney,
The. Conimeicial Hank Co., of Sjdtiuy,
The Bank of New Zealand: Auckland,
Chrlstchnrch, and Wellington.
The Bauk of British Columbia. Vic.
toriu, Vt. C. aud Portland, Or.
Transact a General Ranking I'm-lne-i
CG!) ly b
SHi ttU$ -utUv:titt;
Plodged to nelther.Sect nor Party.
Bat oaUbllshodiforJtholbonefit of all.
THURSDAY, MAY 8, 1884.
THIS EVENING'S DOINCS. '.
Mystic Lodge, No. 2, 7:30
Ladies' Prayer Meeting. Fort St.
Church, at 3 o'clock.
THE STATUS OF THE HAWAIIAN
When the present administration
found that it could not place the
$2,000,000. 6 per cent, loan with
out extra inducement to purchasers
of the bonds, an agreement was
entered into with Claus Sprcckcls
that he should have silver money
coined of the same value as United
States coins which should be received
at their nominal value for the said
bonds. That is to say, this Govern
ment agreed to pay to Mr. Sprcckels
100 cents in gold for cuius stamped $ 1 ,
but which in reality contained but 90
cents worth of silver, and albo to
pay 50 ceiiteaeh'for coins stamped
50 oenta. but which in reality con
tained but 42 eolith worth of silver.
After the manufacture of a large
amount of'the coin but prior to the
issue of the bolide therefor, tiie
Supreme Court declared such agree
ment to be illegal, and it a; not
carried out. This left a largo amount
of coin ou Mr. Sprcckels hands, and
to help him out, the Privy Council
made an order that Mich coin should
be received and pass current in this
Kingdom at the valuation stamped
upon it. Mr. Sprcckcls is the owner
of a number of plantations and con
trols a good many more, and used
his 90 and 81 cent dollars to pay oil'
his hands and in fact all his debts
and those of his agents, W. G.
Irwin & Co., thereby spreading1 it
broadcast over the country. lie
also placed a large amount of it in
the Government Treasury for which
silver certificates were received. The
situation now is as follows :
This so called Ilawa.iian Coin is not
and never has been Hawaiian Govern
ment money. It b Hawaiian in name
oniyw Xtwas manufactured foraud im
ported by Mr. Sprockets, 'at his own
expense, at a eost to him of 8GA and
92 cents on the dollar, aceoidiugto
the denomination of the.foin, 2ft per
cent, being allowed for cost of raanur
factuic and transportation, and was
passed off on this community for
100 cents, netting Mr. Sprcckcls a
. clear profit of 74 per cent, and 13
per cent, on the respective denomi
nations of dollar and half dollar
Had the administration in Accord
ance witli the law passed by the
Legislature of 1882, bought bullion
and had coin made on its own ac
count, this profit would have gone
to the government, instead of which
it has gone to Mr, .Sprcckels, at the
' oxpense of tho people.
Had the government pursued this
course, the coin would have been
government property, and as such,
4 not snbicet to dutv : but the govern-
i" - - ' r 0 - tf '
merit in plain violation of the law
which requires a duly of 10 per cent,
to be levied upon all silver coin im
ported, has allowed Mr. Sprcckcls to
imported 725,000 of silver coin
without paying any duty, resulting
in a loss to the government of
Mr. Gibson Is daily entertaining
representatives at his residence.
Mr. Gibson lifted up his sonorous
voice during yesterday's session, and
read a verbose statement of the
policy of ' myself aud colleagues"
on the subject of immigration.
In the debate on the resolution to
impose duties on the Hawaiian coins,
Mr. Gibson produced three copper
coins which are used on Maui for
change or as tickets, to illustrate
how much more valuable the Ha
waiian coin is. It evidently was in
tended as a master stroke, and the
little coppers were held up with
glee. The coppers had been pro
cured for tho occasion, and were
fishe4fup from the ministerial pocket
and exultantly held aloft. But the
brilliant master-piece of strategy
fell flat. The House did not oven
If the Attorney General hopes to
have influence in the House he will
have to alter Ins course a little.
Hani a little nearer to the point of
frankness and sincerity, Paul, and
donrt run so near to the coast of
equivocation and prevarication. We
know that you arc following in the
wake of the old man, but first thiug
you know bis crazy old craft will
strike. " Luff, I tell you, luff."
There was a moving among the
dry bones yesterday. The first puff
of the coming storm struck the min
isterial raft. The ancient mariner
who holds the helm, called "all
hands, and finding that his Fnaucc
steward had turned in, sent below to
wake him. The steward presently
answered to his name, end the com
plement was complete. The old
man put the helm down and tried to
bring the House up into the wind,
but she wouldn't mind worth a cent ;
and .finally, instead of heaving to,
the whole concern gibbed, and so
suddenly that the old man and his
crew were left behin'd in the cold,
cold son. i
OPIUM IN HAWAII.
This is the subject of an able article
read by ($Ir. W. 11. Castle at a'
meeting held last night in the base
ment of Fort Street Church, in which
the subject of .high license or pro
hibition i dUcus&cd, and prohibition
unhesitatingly advocated. This view
of the question is supported by facts
and figures : by statements of the
authorities who are brought in
contact with useis of the drug: by
users ot opium, and by the strongly
expressed views of anumbcr of promi-'
neut Chinese merchants.
The article is ably prepared, shows
m'uch thought and careful prepara
tion, and deserves the careful perusal
of every person interested in the
welfare of the country. We do not
give details of tho argument, as it is
lengthy, and would be incomplete
without the whole. It is to be printed
in pamphlet form in Hawaiian and
English for distribution. It is a
timely contribution to the subject in
view of the pending bill to license the
sale of opium.
A LOST WORLD.
Most of us have suffered from
dissertations' on the Lost Tribes of
Israel, but the subject of a lost
word, is comparatively new. Strabo
mentions in his writings, that there
was a tradition, extant in his time of
a continent which existed between
tho coast of Africa and the Azores ;
and that during one terrible night
tho whole continent sank under the
bca. Now this tradition has been
verified by the soundings taken by
H. M. S. Challenger. The Azores
being proved to be the peaks of
mountains, forming part of a chain
in conjunction with the Atlas moun
tain. The deduction of course
being that tho whole of this sub
merged country, (about the size of
Australia) once formed part of
Africa. This is mentioned as tho pro
bable origin of the tradition of the
Deluge and is borno out by the
passage in Genesis, which reads
"and on the same day, were all the
fountains of the great deep broken
This, of course, throws new light
on tho many points of resemblance
between nations, which have hitherto
appeared unaccountable, for exam
ple, the Moors and the South
Wednesday, May 7 Continued.
Mr. Dole said in support of his
resolution that by the Statute of
187G, a duty of ten per cent, shall
bo collected for all silver coins from
other countries. Tho Minister of
Finance's statement in his report is
not definite, yet it is definite enough
to state this money has not been
brought in by the Government.
The Attorney General, in the ab
sence of the Minister of Finance,
would like to ask tho honorable mem
ber two questions.
First Whether he has the Report
of the Privy Council on this matter?
Second Whether the treaty calls
for duty for silver coins from the
Mr. Dole said he had read the
report, and also that the treaty
allows for bullion not coin. By the
laws of 1876 the Minister of Finance
should collect duty on all coins
coming in, uuless there arc stipula
tions to the contrary. If this gov
ernment has not collected duty on
coins from other countries all the
worse for them. They have collected
on Mexican dollars imported from
the United States. The honorable
member said it seemed rather strange
that a representative should bring in
a resolution to instruct a minister.
He felt somewhat the awkwardness
of the position, but the matter was
of the gravest importance. His Ma
jesty in his speech has called for
economy and we are prepared to
carry it out. This resolution is con
sistent with his Majesty's views.
All classes should make strong effdrts
to reduce the expenses of this conn
try. The Attorney General said the
wording of the resolution had a
hidden intent in it. It was not un
timely as it was bound to come up.
It would be boyish of him if he did
not think that every person in the
House even the reporters, did not
understand the drift of this resolu
tion, and I move it be indefinitely
postponed. The resolution was not
made for the good of the country
but as, a point in politics.
Mr. Aholo seconded the motion,
remarking that if he was a Minister
he would not take the slightest no
tice of the resolution. If the Min
ister had not done his duty accord
ing to law. then our confidence is
Mr. Kanhane, in support of the
resolution, said he had no doubt the
Ministers were oppose to this reso
lution. He did not want the Gov
ernment to collect any duties they
were not entitled to.
Mr. Cecil Brown moved an amend
ment, that in place of the word
"instructed" be inserted the word
Mr. Dole accepted the amend
ment. Mr. Smith asked the Ministers if
duty had been collected on the
$725,000 already brought in.
The Attorney General said he
didn't know anything about it.
Mr. Smith in view of the ignorance
of the Attorney General said he would
ask the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Minister Gibson said he was not
Minister of Finance and could not
say "officially" that no duties had
been collected. He regretted the
absence of the Minister of Finance.
Mr. Smith said he also regretted
his absence. He supposed that a
further importation of coin would
arrive by tho Mariposa. " It was safe
to presume that the duties had not
Mr. Bishop said he had no fault
to find with the honorable member
who introduced the resolution, it
was introduced in good faith. It
raises a question in which there
should be more time for explanation.
In the treaty there is nothing about
coin, simply the word bullion. Any
coin coming in must bo accompanied
with a certificate. He moved that
tho resolution be laid on the table.
Mr. Cecil Brown was in favor of
the resolution and also in favor of a
matter of expression of this House
towards the Minister of Finance.
Minister Gibson said the coin was
ordei'cd, consigned nnd delivered to
the Hawaiian Government in accord
ance with an act passed in 1880, and
the Government will not levy duty
on its own importations. Ho called
attention to some coins which had
been manufactuicd viz: 1 rial with
Wailuku Plantation t)ii it; one with
Haiku Plantation ; and another with
T. stamped on it. These coins were
not worth a cent, but a Hawaiian
sliver half dollar which he held in
his baud was worth as much as the
United Stales monoj
Mr. Nawahi said the Ministers
reminded him of a lot of new begin
ners in a primary school, they knew
nothing when they started, but
picked it up.
Mr. Kaulukou said that if the
Government had made Mr. Dole
their agent he would have opposed
the resolution, the honorable mem
ber perhaps thinks that Mr. Sprcckels
is making profit on this coin. lie
said Mr. Bishop bought Mexican
dollars in San Francisco for their
value there and made profit on them.
Mr. Bishop said the honorable
member was mistaken.
Mr. Kalua said the picture oiAhc
coin of His Majesty brought ridicule.
One of his friends didn't recognize
who's lfead it was on the coin.
Mr. Dole, in a somewhat lengthy
speech, summed up, concluding by
asking the members to pass the reso
lution. Mr. Kalua called for ayes and
motion to lav on table was
carried, ayes 35, noes 9.
The House adjourned at & o'clock.
Thursday, May 8.
The House assembled at 1 v. ai.
After prayer by the Chaplain, the
minutes of the proceeding da' were
read and adopted.
Mr. Kamakele presented a petition
from Makawao with 146 signatures,
that parents having 14 or more
children he exempt from all personal
taxes. Referred to Judiciary Com
mittee. Also a petition from the
District of Honolulu that lepers he
allowed to remain in the hospital at
liauaako and not be bout to Molokai.
Referred to Sanitary Committee.
Mr. Nahinu, from South Kona
that the Reciprocity Treaty be con
tinued, also from South Kona a
petition relating to marriage among
lepers. Laid on table.
'Mr. Nakalcka, a petition from
Molokai that the pay of the deputy
sheriff be increased to $50 'per
month. Referred to Committee on
Mr. Dole offered a resolution, that
$600 be inserted in the Appropria
tion Bill for building an office for
the Governor of.Kauai, and a fur
ther sum of $300 for an iron safe.
Laid on table.
Mr. Dole read first time a bill to
amend Section S Chapter 79 Penal
Code relating to notices of mar
riages, births and deaths. Passed
to second reading.
Mr. Kaulukou read first time an
Act to re-establish the Circuit Court
in the Island of Oahu. Passed to
Auditor General Walker asked
permission to reply t a resolution
offered a few days ago, with 'regard
to his report.
Mr. Smith moved the suspension
of the rules to hear the reply.
Mr. Walker said that in preparing
his report he needed the report of
the Minister of Finance. '
This report he had not seen until
it was laid on the table, and he
needed it to base his figures and cal
culations upon. He would ask in
dulgence for a few days, as he
wished to make a proper and correct
Mi. Smith said tho House needed
tho report of the Auditor General,
as the Minister of Finance s report was
faulty. He thought ho ought to
have a week allowed him.
A motion to allow him one week
more was carried.
Mr. Frank Brown gave notice of
an .Act to amend Sections 38, 45,
Session Laws of 1882, relating to
Mr. Kanealii read, first time, an
Act to amend Section 12, Chapter
86, Penal Code, relating to voters.
Passed to second reading.
Mr, Palohau read, f first time, an
Act relating to the keeping of tax
receipts from employees. Passed to
Mr. Aholo gavo notice of an Act
1o amend Section 58, Chapter 43,
Session Laws of 1882, relating to
Mr. Kauwila, an Act (o amend
Section 168. Civil Code.
Mr. Amara, an Act to amend
Section 498, Civil Code.
Mr. Amara offered a resolution
that this House do order the Chair
man of each Committee to call be
fore them, any parties from whom
they required information. Carried.
Mr. Kamakele, gave a resolution
granting certain pieces of Govern
ment lands to poor people.
Mr. Gardner, a resolution to ap
propriate $800 for building wharf
landing at Nuu, Maui. Referred to
Committee on Government Lands.
Also $2000 for hospital at liana,
Maui. Referred to Sanitary Com
mittee. Mr. Nahinu a resolution for $800
for a hospital at South Kona. Re
ferred to Sanitary Committee.
Mr. Pilipo, that the President of
the Board of Ilenlth postpone the
removal of any patients from Ka-
kaako to Molokai until after the
petitions on the leprosy question had
been acted upon. Motion was lost
22 to 13.
Mr. Aholo moved the older of the
Unfinished business was first taken
up, a resolution relating to the con
finement of patients at Kalawao and
Tile next business was the 2nd
reading of an Act for restriction of
erecting buildings in Honolulu other
than fire proof. Passed to engross
ment. To be read a third time on
Second reading of an Act to
amend Section 43, Chapter 44, Ses
sion Laws of 1882. Made special
order of the day for Friday.
Second reading of an Act to pro
vide for the registration and identifi
cation of male Chinese. Referred
to Committee on Printing.
The House adjourned at 3 o'clock.
Notice of Dissolution.
THE PARTNERS 'IP hetctofnro ev
i3ting between II. S. Trcgloan and
W. O. Atwaler under the name and
style of Tregloan and Atwntcr,tts this
day dissolved by mutual content. V
O. Atwaterretiies from the film and the
business will be conducted by H. S.
Ticgloan who assumes all the liabilities
of The late firm, and collects nil its
11. S TREGLOAN,
W. O. AT WATER. jS
Honolulu. May 7th, 88 J. 70S 2t
PER STEAMER MARIPOSA
A full assortment of .superior
For Sale at
F. A. Scliaefcr & Co.
Will take place at the MUSIC HALL
on Tuesday evening, May 27th.
Tickets 2.50, to be had from the
members of'the Ball Committee. 707 4t
ONE or two Intelligent ROTS (white
preferred), for the printing busi.
Apply Daily Bulletin Olllce.
31 AN AND WOMAN wanted as
'cneral servants, at 5.') Emma
Street. 705 tf
WC UNDERSIGNED HAVING
LEASED THE RIGHT
to occupy the
Hawaiian Hotel Hack Stand,
Will, in future, place a sufficient
number of Carriages on said stand to
meet the requirements of tho
II O T F L GUE S T S.
HAWAIIAN HOTEL CARRIAGE CO.
Honolulu, May 1, 1881. 701 lm
DIVIDKNp of Paia Plantation of
$5 per failure oa May 1st, at tho
; omco of
Oabtm: & Cooke Agents.
IB .A. Llj
A groat lu'inhcrof my ctijloincis ln
lug made eiuiuiiiei after mom o" those
Easter Ciiroa Bis
1 will fuinih a Mtinll supply
At r p. m.,
AND SUNDAY DIOllNING-.
J3Pleaso leave order not later
thau 12 noon every Saturday
Steam Candy Factory and Bakery,
702 Hotel street. m
D. SI. CKOWI.EY.
78 King St.
78 King St.
(Opposite Whitman & Wright.)
Just Received Superb Coveting and
Parlor Sets, etc., etc.
Cheaper Than Ever ! ! !
U3g!Call and see our Goods and your will
buy direct from the Makers as we are
in Business in Honolulu and defy Con
tradiction on this point.
fcpaiviiig Recovering and
A Speciality, '
"BOSTOX" al "CMAMiEKGE"
3S"ot to lc Surpassed.
Crowley & Co.
591 6m 78 King Street.
fo Planters & Oilers
SO Fine Hjar,a:e
a Apply to jr. i. tto-ivsett,
or jE. A. Brakaw,
088 tf Queen Street.
FOR SALE, in oidcr to retire from
the Photograph Business, my Gallery
The largest and best on the island In
perfect running order, with flrst class
instruments, doing a good business,
situated in the best business location in
the City of Honolulu. Rooms laige. and
convenient, with one good N. E. Sky.
light and side light. About 40P0 paving
registered Negatives, very inre, und not
eosy io 1 e got. Celebrated Views of all
parts of the I-lands, Hawaiians in all
their ancient costume; alo the oaly
Complete Views of tho Volcano anil
Lava Hows. With a lease of three nnd
half years, lent vciy low und a pood
supply of water. Will sell for five
thousand dollais part' to be paid in cash
and a part with a good sccuiity Ucst
chance ever offered astheieis out one
Gulleiy besii'c this on the whole Group
of Islands For lull particulars
Apply, to J. E. WISEMAN,
General Butlncs Agent,
or A. MONTANA,
Couiei Foil niul King Htreets, Honolulu.
FOR SALE. """""
FOUR FINE BUILDING
LOTS at Punuhou, Honolulu,
ma mini ueiw eon ino i remises nf
Mr. B. i Dillingham and Messrs. Gra.
ham nnd Foster, Two of theo lots have
each a fiontngo of 100 feet on Beretania
Street nnd a depth of 1)00 feet, and two
liavo each a frontage of 102. 7 feetoa
Binghnm Street and a dcpih of 275 feet.
These four lots adjoin each other and
will bo sold either separately or as a
Apply to J. M. MONSARRAT,
C7 tf No. 27 Merchant Btrcat.
THAT DESIRABLE and neatly lo.
!, , catl Store awl Prumhes Lincoln
Block King Stieet. Tnis Fire Pi oof
Prick Building iccently flnihlied la me
of the flnot in tho city of Honolulu.'
Gas Pipes and Patent Water Closets and
everything pertaining to lpodcrn irn.
proycnientB throughout tho building.
The upper pat t of prtnihes will be llttcd
up to suitTenant either as a Waio house
or for Household piupofc?. A Private
entrance also in the rear fo preinhes.
no, APPly to J. E. W1SEMAM,
euBlw General Business Agent.