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The Hawaiian gazette. [volume] (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii]) 1865-1918, April 29, 1868, Image 1

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kEvery Wednesday Horning,
Mallcri to Foreign Saburtlun at 57.00.
Office On Merchant street, west of
the Post Office, Honolulu, U. I.
-Printed ! imMMied by J. Mor? Smith, t the
Government ITinlliiir Office, to shorn I1 buineM
communication! matt be addressed.
If now pirjNU-ed to execute all wdtrt fu1
Mill .ill MET F1IIM.
VOL. IV NO. 15.1
$6.00 PER YEAR.
1U Opposite T. C. HencU'n. lj
Corner of Fort and Merchant Streets,
Wholesale Druggists,
Cor. Katlcrj- and Clay Streets
Laliatna, Maui.
Money and Recruits furnished to ships on
G-ly favorable terms.
(late Janion, Green & Co.,
agent ron
Lloyds' and the Liverpool Underwriters,
Northern Assurance Company, and
Britisli and foreign Marine Insurance Co.
b w. audreots,
Fort Street, opposite Odd Fellows' HalL
Gives particular attention to the repair of
Tire Anns, ScwingMaehines.A Locks.
Vrawiny of Jceainery, d'C, wade to Order.
c. u. lewers.
4. 0. DICKSON.
Lewers & Dickson,
Retail Dealers in Lumber and Bnilding
Materials. Fort, King and Merchant streets,
Shipping and Commission
Office Corner Queen and Fort Streets.
Holies & Co.,
CHANTS, Queen Street, particular attention paid to the
purchase and sale of Hawaiian Produce.
C. A. Williams A Co., I C. Brewer A Co.,
Castle & Cooke, H. Hackfcld A Co.,
D. C. Waterman, I C. L. Kichards & Co.,
George G. Howe,
Dealer in Redwood and Northwest Lumber,
Shingles, Doors, Sash, Blinds, Mails,
Faints, etc
At his Old Stand on tbe Esplanade. SC-Iy
Bonnets made up and trimmed in the latest
styles. Stamping, Braiding and Em
broidering, executed to order.
S. Ssividgc,
' Haiku Sugar Company,
Sale of JCawaihae Fotatoes.
Fort Street, Honolulu. 5-ly
HONOLULU, II. I. (35-ly)
Ed. Hoffschlaeger & Co.,
Honolulu, Oahu, II. I. 4-Iy
A. S. Clcghom,
Fire-proof Store, corner of Queen and Kaahu-
xuanu Streets.
Retail Establishment on Nuuanu Street.
Theodore C. Ileuck,
Honolulu, Oahn, S. I. 1-ly
H. Haclifeld At Co.,
Honolulu, Oahn, S. I. 8-ly
Agent ibr tlic llrcmi'H Hoard
of Underwriter.
All average claims against said Underwriters,
occurring: in or about this Kingdom, will
have to be certified before me. 7-ly
Cliimg Iloon,
Faukaa and Amauuln Sugar Plantations.
Importer of Teas and other Chinese and For
eign Goods, and Wholesale Dealer in Ha
waiian Produce, at the Fire-proof Store,
Nuuanu Street, below King. 21-ly
Along & Aclmck,
Importers, Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
General Merchandise and China Goods,
Fire-proot Store in Nuuanu Street, nnder the
Public Hall. 3-U"
SlaunsUea Street,
All kinds of Merchandise and Groceries.
Is now prepared to execute with promptness
all work in his line of business, such as
Watch anit Clock Itepalrlng,
Manufacturing Jewelry,
Ana Engraving.
Shop on Fori Street, opposite Odd Fellows'
Hall. 61-3m
Importers and Wholesale Dealers
In Fashionable Clotbing, Hats, Caps, Boots
sind Shoes, and every Tariety of Gentle
men's Superior Furnishing Goods.
Store known aa Capt. Snow's Uulldlng
Miacilt.iT Strict, Honolulu, Oahn.
Having the best facilities through an intimate
connection with the Japanese trade for the
past eight years, is prepared to transact any
business entrusted to his care, with dispatch.
Fire-Proof Store, Robinson's Building, Queen
Street, Honolulu. 1-ly
ikFI'ICE-Over Dr. B. Hoffmann's
'CP Drug Store, corner of Kaabumanu and
Merchant ts opposite the Post Office.
Residence on Chaplain Street, between Fort
and Nuuanu btreets.
OrriCE Hocrs from 8 to 10 A. M. ; from 3
to 5 r. t. (13-ly
George Miller,
Honolulu, II. I.
Ehop on the Esplanade, opposite Court House.
Sales-Room, Queen Street, one door from
Kaahumanu Street. 1T-Iy
And CoiBmissioner of Deeds
Office at the Bask or Bisnor A Co.
Solicitor, Attorney, and Proctor in the
Supreme Court, in Law, Equity, Admiralty,
Probate and Divorce. 3-3t
Office at tub Interior Department.
Importer andfflanufacturer
Carriage Trimming done with neatness and
dispatch. All orders promptlyattended to.
Corner of Fort and Hotel streets, Honolulu.
10-ly -
Post-OSice address, "Wilder Plantation,"
7-tf) Kualoa, Oahu.
Planters & General Store Keepers
(Near Kealakckua Bay.)
Island produce bought, Ships supplied with
Wood, Beef and other nccssaries.
Agent at Honolulu A. S. Cleohorv.
Dealer in Newspapers, Magazines, Period
icals, etc.
Fort Street, near King,
Honolulu. 19-tf
Dealers in Fashionable Clothing
Hats, Caps, Boots and Shoes, and every variety
of Gentlemen's superior furnishing goods.
Queen btrcct, Honolulu, (Inliu.
sos&max rzcx.
n. a. r. ciEiii.
IIoMolltlu. Oahu, II. I.
AGE.VTS Or the lioston and Honolulu
Pnrket Line.
AGENTS For Hie Makee, IVoIluku and
liana Plantations.
AGENTS Fur the Purchase and Sale of
Island Produce.
reter to
Jons M. Hood, Esq New York.
Ciias Breweb&Co. I .BosU,n.
Jas. Hcnnewell, Esq. J
J. C. Merrill & Co.
Co. 1
oOKS.Eeq. j
K. S. Swain & Co,
San Francisco.
Ciias. Walcot Brooks,
Importer and Maker of all Kinds of
Carriagea trimmed with neatness and dis
patch. AU repairs done with care and
Next doorto J. M. Smith & Co's Drag Store.
N. B. A choice lot of Ladies Superior
Saddles on liaud. 43
on hand and for sale, a good
assortment of
Best Blacksmith's Coal,
At the Lowest Market Prices. S8-ly
Omce with E. P. Adams, Esq.,
intu r rtaxissicx to
Gen. MorraaL. Smith, U.MeOT. C Brewer t Co.
S. CouiuL iMevm. Walaer t Allen.
Slaurs. Richards tCa. 'E.P. AdAmi, Eq.
Sas Fisascisco, April 4, 1863.
The public mind is no longer excited on
the subject of impeachment. Matters will
; take their proper course before the "High
1 Court" without fear of interruption from
i the army or any of those enthusiastic friends
i of the President who at first threatcLed to
I demolish the "Kump" if it attempted to ar
I reign him. He .will be fairly tried, and If
1 found (.-uilty of the charges preferred, sns
I pended from office; otherwise, acquitted.
The order of proceeding in the Senate, or
" High Court," since the date or my last let
I tcr, has been substantially as follows; Chief
, Justice Chase assumed the Chair on the SOth
ult., at 12:C0, and called the Court to order.
Mr. Butler got the floor and spoke for three
hours, reciting the particular charges against
President Johnson, and urging his conviction
and suspension from office as the only mode
of securing prosperity to the Sonth and per
manent peace to the country. He concluded
by sajing to the Senate:
" The safeguards of the Constitution against
usurpation are in your hands, and the inter
ests and hopes of tree Institutions wait upon
your decision. The House of Representa
tives has done Its duty. We have presented
the facts in a constitutional manner; we have
brought the criminal to your bar, aud demand
judgment at your hands for his great crimes.
Never airain. If Andrew Johnson co quit and
free, from this day, will the 'aw or people of
this or any other country, ny constitutional
checks and guards, stay usurpation of Exec
utive power. I speak, therefore, not the
words of exaggeration, but words or truth
and soberness, in saying that the future po
litical wcllare and liberties or all meo hang
trembling on the decision of the Senate."
On the 31st, at the opening of the Conrt,
Mr. Wilson, of the Managers, offering docu
mentary evidence. Witnesses were then call
ed, who testified to preliminary matters, such
as delivering copies of the Senate resolutions
to the President and Gen. Thomas, etc., etc.
At this stage of the proceedings an episode
occurred, which, among Radical Republicans,
has raised a doubt of Mr. Chase's entire loy
alty to his party. Rather, I might say, a sus
picion previously entertained on that head
was considerablr strengthened. He is ac
cused of discriminating In favor of the Pres
ident, in the face not only of bis own convic
tions, and the spirit of the rules adopted for
the government of the Impeachment trial.
My own impression is, that he has been ac
tuated more by a desire to magnify the dig
nity of his office, by observing the practice
of Its extreme punctilio, than any absolute
desire to prevent the course of justice in its
strong current against the President. The
facts giving rise to suspicions against Mr.
Chase, arose in examining Mr. Burleigh as to
what he knew of Gen. Thomas' intention to
use force to gain possession of the War
Mr. Chase decided that the evidence was
out of order. A discussion arose as to the
power of the Chief Justice, who said he was
willing the Senate should pass on his rulings.
Senator Wilson moved that the Senate re
tire for consultation.
After discussion the vote was a tie, and the
Chief Justice cast his vote in the affirmative,
aud the Senate retired.
On the 1st, the minutes of the last session
were read until mention of the vote cast by
the Chief Justice, to decide the tie vote on
the question of retiring fordeliberation. Mr.
Sumner moved to correct the journal by In
serting the words "expression of the Sen
ate's opinion." He said the vote of the Chief
Justice was unauthorized and of no effect;
he demanded the yeas and nays on the mo
tion, which resulted, yeas, 21; nays, 27; so
the motion was lost.
The question as to the admissibility of Bur
leigh's testimonv about the conversation be
tween him and Gen. Thomas, was submitted
to the Senate by the Chief Justice, and an
argument ensued.
At the concluslon.of his speech, Mr. Bing
ham madeapoint that the hour on both sides
had expired.
The Chief Justico said be understood the
rule entitled the chief counsel on both sides
to have one hour on all questions.
Several Senators dissenting from this ruling
the question was pnt to the Senate and Mr.
Chase's ruling was decided against.
The question of admitting Burleigh's tes
timony was decided affirmatively 3U to 11
a strict partv vote.
Mr. Burleigh testified that on the evening
of February 21st he had an Interview with
Gen. Thomas, who informed him that be had
been appointed Secretary of War ad interim;
that he should take possession of the office
at ten o'clock next morning; be also stated
that hu would use force to take possession if
refused ; Gen. Thomas said that if Secretary
Stanton barred the doors he would break
them down. The question was then asked
whether the witness had nnv conversation
with Gen. Thomas while acting as Adjutant
General, or heard Gen. Thomas say what he
would do in case he became Secretary of War.
Witness had heard Gen. Thomas make an
address to a number of Clerks in the War
Office about a week or ten days prior to Feb.
21st, in which he said he wonld relax the
harsh rules of his predecessor, and treat the
clerks as gentlemen. Gen. Thomas subse
quently told witness that if he had not been
arrested on the morning of Feb. 2d, he would
have broken the doors and taken possession
of the War Office.
Mr. Wilson offered additional documentary
evidence, Including the correspondence be
tween Uen. urant and tne President, relative
to disobeying the orders of Secretary Stan
ton. W. E. Chandler, late Assistant Secretary of
the Treasury, testified in regard to the man
ner in which money was drawn out of the
Treasury, fie knew no means by which
money could be drawn out for the War De
partment except on an order of the Secretary
of War. signed by the President.
The dispatches between the President and
Lewis C. Parsons, late Governorof Alabama,
were Introduced for the purpose of showing
the President's attempt to array the people
against the lawful acts of Congress. Alter
some discussion, the Senate decided the evi
dence admissable 27 to 17 and then ad
There was a breeze In the House of Rep
resentatives on the 27th over the Insult of
fered to that body by the Legislature of New
Jersey sending a demand for the withdrawal
of the consent of the State to the proposed
amendment to the Constitution of the United
States. Mr. Washburn gave notice that he
would move to suspend the rules In order
that the document might be returned to the
New Jersey Legislature. The resolution was
pronounced disrespectful to the House, and
scandalous In character. Ross demanded its
reading. The Speaker said the gentleman
bad no right to demand the reading. El
dridge remarked : ' We are required to re
turn the resolution as beingscandalons, with
out knowing what it is." The Speaker over
ruled the pjoint of order. Mr. Washburn
having previously made a motion " to return
thu withdrawal of the consent of New Jer
sey to the proposed amendment, as a rebuke
to a disloyal Legislature," after some discus
sion, and filiibustering on the part of the
Democrats, the same was adopted.
A very lmpjrtaut debate took place In the
House on the 25th, on the bill to admit the
Alabama Representatives (under the new
Constitution just voted npon by the people
of that State), to seats in Congress. Mr.
Stevens said that having conquered the ter
ritory from another power, we had a right to
take it into the Union or keep It out, just us
we pleased. Mr. Bicvens also declared that
nnder the present laws in the Southern States, ,
scores oi negroes nave oeen soia into slavery
for a period of twenty years. Their laws
provided that in case of assanlt and battery
a man could be sold for a term of years. He
declared he would not vote for any Constitu
tion which might not give universal and im
partial suffrage, and bind, fast as human lig
aments can, that provision forever unalter
able in the instrument, so that if It were ever
taken out by the roots It shall taKe every
tiart of the instrument itself, and send them
back to act according to the provisions of
the new law.
Finally, the House rejected the hill as it
came from the Committee, and adopted Spaul
diner's amendment, which is the same as the
bill introduced In the Senate by Mr. Stewart.
It provides that the Constitution lately sub
mitted for ratification Is hereby declared to
be the onranle law for a Provisional Govern-
ment for the people of Alabama, as far as the
I same is not in conflict with the Constitution
I and laws of the United States. The Governor
j may convene the Legislature, which shall
I SUOmil U1U tsUUSlUUlluu, vi ttiumuujciii,
' tn ibis electors. When ratified by the pco-
! pie, and when the Legislature shall ratify the
14th article, Alabama may bo represented In
Idleness and Destitution.
The Eastern press contains many state
ments of the difficulty ot mechanics and la
boringrocn to procure employment, and ofthc
destitution which prevails in consequence.
In no department of Industry has the pressure
of the times operated more severely than
upon ship carpenters, caulkers, etc It is
said that hundreds of people, men, women
and children, half naked, cold and bunirry.
repair nightly to the Tombs in the city of
-tew lorK, lora covering aim sueucr iruui
the storm. Others die of actual exposure
and starvation; and all this in a city where
particular individuals boast their millions,
and might, by the exhibition of a generosity
which would hardly be felt in their abund
ance, entirely prevent this condition of things,
and send joy to hearts now crushed beneath
their sorrow I
The Chinese Embassy.
Your readers have been made aware of the
fact, that Mr. Burlingame, American Minis
ter to China, had accepted a foreign mission
from the Emperor of China to the Treaty
Powers, In consequence of which be resign
ed the commission of his own Government,
lie arrived at this port with his escort, on
the 31st nit, and Is stopping fur a few days at
the Occidental Hotel. His companions, diplo
matic and otherwise, are Chi-Tajeu and Sun
Tajen; J. McL. Brown and E. M. Champs,
Secretaries; two clerks, six student-interpreters,
and sixteen servants. Two of the in
terpreters speak English, two Russian, and
two French. Their street dress Is so elegant
and at the 6ame time so ourrr, that when they
venture abroad they are the observed of all
observers, attracting unusual notice from the
boys, who to their shame be it said, from
the familiar terms in which they have placed
themselves with the Mongolian race general
lydo not discover In these distinguished
foreigners that sacrcdncss which attaches to
their persons, and instead of greeting them
with a humble salaam and respectful saluta
tion, are rather prone to break out in a "hi
yal" and actually, In some cases, to lay irrev
erent hands upon the robes of the august
visitors! Mr. Burlingame will receive the
compliment of a serenade; but there are
those who arc very much inclined to con
demn him for betraying, as they say, n trust
reposed In him by his own enlightened gov
ernment, In order to accept the proffered
honors of barbarians.
From Japan.
Osaka and IHogo, formerly thrown open
to the occupancy of foreigners only a short
time ago, are not to be occupied, It seems,
with that security which the sacred charac
ter of treaty stipulations would seem to im
ply. A civil revolution between the Japs,
with tbcTycoon on ono side and IbcDaiinios
on the other, had greatly disturbed the placid
current of affairs, and brought positive dan
ger to the doorit of those who should be se
cured in ail their rights of person and pro
perty. The Tycoon has been defeated in battle at
Kioto, by reason of a large division of his
forces going over to the Daimios during the
contest. lie fled on board of one of his ves
sels and returned to Yeddo. The Daimios
have possession of the Mikado, a boy of
twelve years of age.
Osaka was sacked by the victorious rebels,
and the Foreign Ministers and all others were
obliged to leave. A collision occurred be
tween the Samouri of a high retainer of the
Prince ofBezen, and the foreigners, in which
a Frenchman was killed, and an American
wounded. The foreign troops and residents
immediately armed and pursued the Samouri,
and afterward put the settlement in a state of
defence. The government of the Mikado
have made ample apology and promise of re
paration, and evidently Intend to follow a
liberal policy, as to opening the Empire to
foreign intercourse.
It is understood that at no distant day the
Ministers should visit the Emperor at Kioto.
The Tycoon arrived at Yedflo, and great
efforts were at once made to collect troops
from all quarters and to purchase arms and
ammunition. Several loreiirn steamers, were
employed, among them P. M.S. S.Co.'sstoie
shlp Ilcrmttiin, were employed In tho convey
ance of troops from the coast to Yeddo, and
active preparations of defence were entered
upon. Yokohama was garrisoned by about
2,500troops, of whom 600 are said to be from
the Tycoon's body-guard 'and picked men.
Nagasaki was quietly banded over tothencw
government; but all seems to point to a de
termined stand here. The lycoon, In his
Capital, Is In a most favorable position, and
if he can only find loyal servants and good
generals, he may hold this half of the empire
without difficulty. A chain of hills, known
as the Hakoni range, forms au all but impen
etrable barrier, and the single pass might be
defended by a few hundred resolute men, If
well officered, against all the enemy could
Aspirants. .
Our last Legislature passed a law requiring
members of Congress to the 41st session to
be elected the coming fall. Candidates are
therefore beginning to develop themselves,
and the number will prore sufficiently large
to make a selection Ironi, whether it be in
all cases to suit the voters or not. On the
Union side many names arc mentioned, and
the Democrats will doubtless have lire to
every one of the Union candidates, because
the party has the belief that It is in the ma
jority in the State, and that a nomination
will prove equal to an election. As the elec
tion does not come off until November, we
shall have a protracted, if not a spirited,
The first Panama steamer of the weekly
line will sail on Monday, Gth.
The rainfall this winter has, so far, been
over 33 Inches. In one place It is registered
as high as 75 inches.
European News.
In a debate held In the House of Commons
on the SOth nit., Lord Stanley admitted that
the dogma of natural allegiance was now ob
solete. In the same debate, Mr. Forrester,
member for Bradford, alluded to the state of
the law In regard to the allegiance of British
subjects, saying that this matter especially
demanded attention In the bearing It had on
the relations of this country to the United
States. He thought the time wa3 now ripe
for arriving at a definite understanding. He
explained the law on the right of expatria
tion, and showed that at the present time
two millions of the Queen's subjects are Hy
ing in tbe United States as American cidzens,
in practical violation of tbe law. It was the
difference which arose between England and
America in regard to tbe rights of adopted
citizens which caused tbe war of 1812. Now,
it is the differences which still exist which
are counted on by the Fenians as likely to
again embroil the two nations, and thus
further their treasonable designs. He urged
that Great Britain abandon her claim to life
allegiance in the case of emigrants to foreign
countries, and advised the appointment of a
mixed Commission to settle tbe question
Sir Robert Collycr supported the Ticws of
Mr. Forrester.
A dispatch from Constantinople reports
that the Grand Vizier complains that aid Is
indirectly furnished by the Russian trans
ports to small bands of Cretan insurgents in
the mountains. It claims that this alone
prevents the restoration of tranquility to
LosDO.v, April 2. In the House of Com
mons, Mr. Hunt, Chancellor of the Ex
chequer, asked leave to bring in a bill for the
purchase by tbe Government, of all the tele
graph lines Id the kingdom. He explained
that the bill provided fur arbiters, who are
to decide what prices arc to be paid.
The revenue returns of the first qnartcr
show a deficiency of live millions sterling.
April 3. A division takes place to-night in
the House of Commons on the Irish question.
The Liberals are sanguine that the Govern
ment will be be be beaten, and believe a Lib
eral Cabinet is certain. The course of the
Ministry is yet noccrtaln, however, as they
have tho opotion of resigning or an appeal
to the people by resolution of Parliament;
and the position of tbe new Ministry Is un
certain on coming Into power.
Paws, March 20. The French troops in
Rome are reduced to a singe brigade.
Seditious placards have appeared at Paris,
Lyons. Marseilles, and Bordeaux. Forminirc
Garde Mobile Is assigned as tho cause of the
Pauis, March 23. In the Corps Lcgislatlf,
the bill concerning the right of public meet
ings passed, and the body adjourned till April
Pakis, March 29. It Is understood that tbe
Emperor Is engaged in preparing an Import
ant manifesto in regard to the foreign policy
of the Government. The document is ex
pected to appear about the 15th prox.
It Is estimated by the Minister of War that
since the new army law has been put in op
eration, the Garde Mobile of France has been
increased to 50,000. 1500,000
Vienna, March 24. The Civil Marriage bill
has finally passed both Houses of the Kcich
rath. The JVre JVe.w, alluding to the visit of Prince
Napoleon to Germany, asserts that his object
In going to Berlin was to hold a conference
with the signers of thu treaties of 1815, and
to unrc them to unite in a remonstrance
against the absorption of the Kingdom of
round oy iiussia, in violation ot thu terms oi
the treaties.
Vienna, April l6LThc Relchrath passed
the bill providing for general education by a
system of pnblic schools.
The flag of the North German Confedera
tion was hoisted yesterday In accordance with
a notice by the King of Prussia. Royal sa
lutes were fired, and the day was observed by
a general celebration.
Fourth Dat, Wednesday, April 22.
The Assembly met at 11 A. M., 11. H., M.
Kekuauaoa In the Chair.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
Minutes of the preceding day were read and
Members just arrived, presented their cre
dentials, which were referred to the Com
mittee on Credentials, and approved.
Petitions Mr. Upa presented a petition
from Hanalei, Kauai, opposing the election
of D. Kaukaha. Referred to Judiciary Com
mittee. Mr. Lyons presented a petition from Ewa
and Woianae, contesting the election In that
district. Referred to Judiciary Committee.
Mr. Kumahoa presented a petition from
Puna, Hawaii, asking that the Government
Lands may be sold. Referred to Committee
on Government Lands.
Also from the same place,protcstingagaInst
the treaty of reciprocity with the United
States. Referred to Committee on Com
merce. Also, protesting against the Issue of paper
money. " Referred to Committee on Finance.
Mr. Martin presented a petition from Kau,
Hawaii, asking that Kaalualu may be made a
port of entry. Referred to Committee on
Mr. Kuihclani presented a petition from
Wailuku, Maul, asking for an appropriation
of ?S00 to build a bridge at that place. Re
ferred to Committee on Internal Improve
ments. Mr. Rhodes presented a petition from the
police of Honolulu, asking for an incrcaso of
wages. Referred to Judiciary Committee.
Printing Committee reported tho printed
list of Standing Committees :
Committee on Foreign JieJationIloa. P.
Naliaolclua, Hon. D. Kaukaha, Hon. G. W.
O. Halemanu, Hon. C. II. Judd, Hon. C.
Finance Committee -Hon. C. R, Bishop,
Hon. W. C. Jones, Hon. J. Upa, Hon. J. W.
Keawehunahala, Hon. L. Kcliiplo.
Committee on Commerce, .igricvUure and
Manufacture Uon. V. Knudsen, Hon. C. J.
Lyons, Hon. J. W. Makalena, Hon. Asallopu,
Hou. E. H. Boyd.
Sanitary Committee Hon. 8. G. Wilder,
Hon. S. W. Mahelona, Hon. P. Kanoa, Hon.
E. Jones, Hon. 0. W. Pillpo.
Committee on Education lion. II. R. Hitch
cock, non. P. F. Koakanu, Hon. J. Nakila,
Hon. J. Kumahoa, Hon. W. P. Wood.
Judiciary Committee lion. W. P. Kamakau,
Hon. H. Knlhelanl, Hon. 11. R. Hitchcock,
J. W. Keawehunahala, Hon. J. Nakila.
Committee on Government Lands and Inter-,
nal fmproecmciris Hon. John II, Hon. C. J.
Lyons, Hon. S. G. Wilder, Hon. Asa IIopu,
Hon. W. C. Jones.
Military Cotnmittee Hon. J. O. Dominis,
Hon. D. Knlakau, Hon. C. II. Judd, Hon. J.
A. Kanaka, Hon. P. Kanoa.
Committee on Account Hon. E. II. Boyd,
Hon. W. T. Martin, Hon. J. A. Nahaku,
Hon. J. W. Kumahoa, Hon. Asa Ilopn.
Committee on Enrollment Hon. J. 0. Dom
inis, Hon. C. Kalu, Hon. W. C. Lnnalllo,
Hon. W. T. Martin, Hon. J. W. Kumahoa.
Muting (kmmltlecma Ex. F. W. Hutch
ison, Hon. 1). Kalakaua.
Resolutions. His Ex. F. AY. Hutchison
gave notice of several acts to be Introduced
An Act to facilitate the settlement of land
boundaries, by the appointment of a Sole
An Act to protect life and property against
explosive-substances other than gunpowder.
An Act to amend Section 1183 of the Civil
An Act to amend Sections 422, 423 and 425
of the Civil Code.
An Act to authorize tbe Minister of Inte
rior to take possession of a water spring call
Kunawai, at the he head of Llllha street, In
the city of llonoluln, for the nse of tbe pub
lic water works.
An Act to amend Section 2 of an Act to
regulate the cirrying of passSngers between
the Islands of this Kingdom, approved Jan.
10th, 16G5.
An Act to amend an Act to repeal chapter
10 of tbe Civil Code, and to regulate the Bu
reau of Public Instruction, passed July 10th,
An Acto amend an Act entitled "An Act
to repeal chapter 10 of the Civil Code to reg
ulate the Bureau of Public Instruction, ap
proved Jan. 10, 1865," by adding Sections
26(a) 26(b) and 2tc) after Section 2 of said
An Act to limit the tlmo within wbich the
claims of creditors against the estates of de
ceased persons shill be presented and suits
be commenced to enforce rejected claims,
and amend Section 1347 of the Civil Code.
His Ex. S. H. Phillips, on leave, introduced
tbe bills of wbich he gave notice yesterday,
which were passed on first reading.
Mr. Wilder offered a resolution that the
regular meetings of tbe Assembly shall be
at 10 A. v.
His Ex. F' W. Hutchison moved to amend
to 11 A. If.
Mr. Keawebnnahala moTed to amend to 1
p. u., as tbe Judiciary Committee have a
large amount of business, and wish time for
its transaction. Besides, members wish time
to examine the yarion bills bronbt before
the Assembly.
His Ex. F. W. Hutchison said that all bills
would be printed, giving plenty of time to
examine the various acts.
Mr. Bishop wished the members to agree
npon an early hour of meeting, in order that
time may be bad each day for the transaction
of business.
The last amendment was pnt and carried,
tbe regular hour ol meeting being fixed at
1 r. m.
Mr. Jones offered a resolution that the bills
which have passed tbe 1st reading be printed.
Mr. Keawehunahala gave notice that he
would bring In a bill to amend Sec. 15 of tbe
Civil Code, referring to the sale of spirituous
Mr. Jones gave notice of several bills; also
of an amendment to tbeules that a Commit
tee on Elections be appointed.
Mr. Koakanu moved that the Sergeant-at-Arms
be Instructed to supply each member
with 100 postage stamps. Passed.
Mr. Martin presented a resolution that the
inhabitants of Kau be exempt lrom taxes this
year, except road-tax. Rnled out of order.
Mr. Kalu gave notice of a bill to amend
Sec 481. Civil Code, regarding chattel tax;
Mr. Upa gave notice of an amendment to
the rules to lorbid smoking: In the Assembly.
Mr. Wilder moved a reconsideration of the
vote referring the case of tbe member from
South Kona to the Judiciary Committee
Mr. Jones moved to Dostoone the recon
sideration of the motion until Friday. Ruled
ont of order.
Mr. Jones then appealed to the Honsc He
said he was acquainted with parliamentary
rule elsewhere, but not as practiced here.
When aj;entieman has a right on the floor of
of this Assembly to speak, be should not be
summarily restricted. He was, prima facie,
a member of the Assembly, aud nothing bad
been brought forward which could legally
bar his right. 11c could not sit still and sec
a wrong done to tbe people of South Kona
or any other district. The lawyers in tho
Assembly must see that no one has a right to
dispute his seat without bringing forward le
gal evidence. There is no testimony before
the Assembly. The only method that could
unseat him was a petition. He must battle
for his right to a seat on the ground of the
people's right, not his own aggrandisement,
lie was capable of living without any office,
and wishes none, but be owed a duty to his
constituents. In Cushing's Manual wonld
be found evidence supporting his position.
There has never been an election contested
in other conntries without a petition. The
evidence admitted in cases of contested elec
tion In other Legislatures was only that em
bodied iu a petition.
Mr. Kcawtbnuahala asked what was before
the House, and when informed, said that
they all understood it, aud the member from
South Kona was only injuring his own case
Mr. Jones proceeded, saying that the House
was wrong in acting upon the resolution
without first knowing the evidence against
him. The Assembly would find by reference
to the doings of other Assemblies that this
Is the rule Where then could Mr. Bishop
find precedents for his resolution. The law
says that the Assembly shall be the judges
of the eligibility of its own members. He
called npon the representatives to uphold
their independence, and declare that tbe res
olution Introduced yesterday was an Infrlng
ment ol their rights. He was aware of the
provisions In the Constitution of 1852, and
wished the members to maiutaln their privi
lege. It provides that the Assembly shall bo
the judges of the qualifications of its own
members. That portion of the Constitution
has not been repealed. He could not believe
that this progressive government would go
backward. Ever since the time of Knniclia
melia I., they had been advancing would
they now rctrogressr
Ills Ex., F. W. Hntchison wished that the
member would confine himself to the sub
ject matter aud not wander off and protest
ed ngr.lnst bringing up the old Constitution
and the old times.
Mr. Jones proceeded : He would have been
through before, If it was not for the repeated
interruptions. Tbe object of the new Con
stitution was not to cut off the rights of tbe
people If so, why not abolish It f He called
again npon the members to support their
Iirivilege. The resolution was not aimed at
lim particularly, but at the independence of
the Representatives. He belonged to no par
ty, but intended to represent the people. If
lie consulted bis own pleasure, he would at
once resign. He hoped that they would vote
for a reconsideration of the resolution.
Mr. Bishop wished to say a few words.
The gentleman bad three chances yesterday
to speak his mind, and probably we all un
derstand his views. This question affects
the rights of every member. The right to
bring in such a resolution Is questioned. The
constitution gives the right. No one dis
putes tbe right of the people of South Kona
to petition. Tbe eligibility of tbe gentleman
does not depend on wbat has been done in
Kona, hut on his domicile of three years.
The evidence of that is before us, and we all
understand the facts. The people of South
Kona bad no means of knowiog whether the
gentleman was eligible or not. He can not
claim that he was in the country before Janu
ary, 1SCG. If a petition had been presented
from South Kona, to whom wonld it have
been referred? To the Judiciary Committee.
just where It Is now. A petition could prove
noiiung as to consiiiiuionai ineligibility.
He was opposed to reconsideration, becanse
it would only protract matters without
probably producing a different result.
Mr. Lyons said this should not be regarded
as a personal question, and affecting this par
ticular Instance, but that there was here in
volved the decision of tbe point as to who
was to raise tbe inquiry concerning eligibility
the constituency or the House itself, no
cited the case of Kamalo, in the Convention
of 1864, as a parallel instance, and supported
the action taken Iu that case The Nobles
and Representatives ail sitting together In
one House, have equally the right to Judge
as to the qualifications of its members, but
not, however, the right to institute Inquiry
against any member without prcTlons peti
tion. That it was the Interest of the district
to see that a stranger did not represent them,
and therefore it was their duty to raise this
question. That the statute was entitled
"Mode of annulling elections," and was
therefore the prescribed mode, lie supported
the reconsideration.
His Ex. F. W. Hutchison said that when
the report of tbe Committee came in, tbe
House could act npon it, and reject or accept
it at their option. There was no use now In
taking so much time discussing this matter.
When the report was brought in, if any
member had any facts that was tbe proper
time to Introduce them.
Mr. Hitchcock here moved tbe previous
question. Passed.
Tbe motion for reconsideration was pnt
and lost.
His Ex. F. W. Hutchison moved to ad
journ, which was passed, and the Assembly
Firm Dat, Tticrsdat, April 23.
The Assembly met at 1 p. M., H. U. M.
Kekuanaoa In tbe chair.
Alter prayer by tbe Chaplain, the minutes
of tbe preceding day were read.
Mr. Keawehunahala objected to tbcm be
cause the question of first reading tbe bills
Introduced by tbe Attorney-General was not
put to tbe House, according to the usnal
Mr. Hitchcock called tbe member from
Walalua to order, as he was not discussing
the minutes, bnt tbe action of the Honse
He then moved to accept the minutes.
Mr. Koakanu objected to tbe minutes be
cause bis motion of yesterday concerning
postage stamps was not correctly recorded.
After some discussion, the minutes were
Petitions. rr. Martin presented a fietl
tlon from K - -awail, asking that each dis
trict shall be , ' Ided with medicines. Be
feired to the bauitary Committee
His Ex. F. W. Hutchison asked leave to
introduce tbe bills of which he gave notice
yesterday. Grantefl.
Tbe first bill was an act to facilitate the
regulation of land boundaries.
Mr. Hitchcock moved to snsnend tbe rules.
and have this and the remainder of tbe bills
passed to the Printing Committee, Ifcat ench
member may have a printed copy.
Mr. Keawehunahala obiccied to such a
course, as It wonld establish a dangerous pre
cedent In departing from the rules.
His Ex. S. II. Phillips morcd to adjourn.
Passed, and the Houso adjourned to 1 p. il,
- j
Sixth Dat, Feidat, April 24.
The Assembly met at 1 p. ., U. H. M.
Kekuanaoa in the chair.
After prayer by the Chaplain, the minutes
of the preceding day were read and approTed.
His Ex. C. de Yarigny said that it being
His Majesty's desire that the mult of his
visit to the Island of Hawaii should be made
known to the Assembly, he moved a suspen
sion of the rules to be able to comply with
the King's wishes. Motion carried.
His Ex. C. de Varigny staled that on the
receipt the 11th instant, of the intelligence
from Hawaii of the distress of the people
of Kau, His Majesty had expressed to his
Ministers his wish to proceed thither person
ally. The Ministers fully approved of that
intention and steps were immediately taken
to carry it into effect. Tbe steamer was char
tered, and provisions, clothing, Ae., put on
board. On the 13th His Majesty left Hono
lulu and reached Hilo on the lath in the
evening. Messengers were immediately dis
patched on horseback towards Kan and Puna
to inform the people of the King's arrival
and to notify them that He would be at Keau
hou on the 19th, at Panaun on the 20th and
at Kaalualu on tbe 2!;t.
On the 17th in the morning the King re
ceived at the Governor's house all those that
had arrived during the preceding day from
Kau, listened to all the cases and administer
ed relief to 110 destitute persons.
On the evening of the 18th the A"lfauealeft
Hilo for Keauhou, where the 19th was spent.
Relief was there granted to 6G persons, es
pecially women and children left destitute.
On the same day, in the evening, the steamer
reached Puaaluu. The next morning the peo
ple came by appointment, and 324 were there
provided with food, clothing and lumber. On
the 20th the vessel stopped at Kaalualu, where
205 people were found destitute of clothing
and food. There the steamer landed rice, bis
cuit and salmon, and what remained of the
clothing. On all that coast of Kau there re
mained no vestige of habitation : houses, ca
noes, nets every thinghad been swept away by
tho tidal wave. Tho whole number of people
to whom assistance was granted amounts to
800, besides some orphans, two of whom have
been taken on board and adopted by tho Kisg.
As soon as possible a detailed accjunt of all
the expenses incurred will be submitted to the
Assembly, and he entertained no doubt that
they will be satisfied that the utmost economy
has been used. In his opinion the Govern
ment have done as much as they onjht to do.
He hoped that privato charity will come for
ward, and that the noble efforts of Her Ma
jesty Queen Emma, who is now collecting
subscriptions for tbe poor people or Kau, will
meet with a hearty response.
Mr. Kaukaha moved that the report of His
Excellency be accepted.
Mr. Jones moved to amend, by a vote of
thanks to Ills Majesty. Amendment accept
ed, aud the resolution passed unanimously.
The member from Kaanapall, who had just
arrived, presented his credentials, which
were referred to the Committee on Creden
tials. New credentials were presented by tho
member from Ewa and Waianae. Referred
to the Committee on Credentials. The com
mittee retired, and brought in a report on
the former, but not on the latter, as it was
already In tbe bands of tho Judiciary Com
mittee. The member from Kaanapall was then
sworn In.
His Ex., S. H. Phillips moved that the new
credentials of the member from Ewa and
Waianae be referred to tho Judiciary Com
mittee. Passed.
Petitions Mr. Pillpo presented a petition
from North Kona, that Kailua be made a
port of entry. Referred to Committee on
That $4,000 be appropriated to tho roads of
the district. Referred.
That tbe private rights of fishermen be
taken away and all allowed to fish. Referred.
That Government lands be sold.
Mr. Lyons presented another petition from
Waianae, contesting tbe election Ewa and
Mr. Kamakan reported from thu special
committee a reply to His Majesty's nddresst
Mr. Kcliiplo moved that the report be ac
cepted. Carried. It was adopted and or
dered to be engrossed.
Gov. Dominis moved that a committee be
appointed to present the reply to His Majes
ty. Passed.
Committee Hon. J. O. Dominis, Hon. V.
Knudsen, Hon. J. W. A'unahou, Hon. C.
A'alu, Hon. E. H. Boyd.
Resolutions Mr. Wilder moved that the
former action of the House In regard to an
hour of 10 a. m. be substituted for 1 p. u.
After some discussion, the motion of Mr.
Yilder was put and carried.
Mr. Jones moved the following resolution:
Resolved That the thanks of the Legis
lative Assembly be tendered to His Majesty
the King, for ills late bnmane and benevolent
visit to the Island of Hawaii to relieve the
distress and sympathize with tbe Inhabitants
who bare suffered from the recent terrible
earthquakes and volcanic eruptions on that
Resolved that we cordially approve of
the high motives of his generous acts extend
ed to the suffering people of Kau.
Resolved that a committee of three be
appointed by the President to convey the
thanks of the Assembly to His Majesty. Pass
ed. Committee Hon. W. C. Jones, Hon. P.
Nahaolelna, non. G. W. Kalnt.
Mr. KuihelaDi gave notice of a bill to
amend Chapter 7, Section 2, of the Civil
Codo, in reference to the sale of awa.
Mr. Hitchcock gave notice of a' bill t) dis
pose of disorderly members.
Mr. Kala gave notice of a bill to amend
Sections 903 and 920 and to empower District
Judges to try suits of scandal or libel.
Mr. Upa asked leave to introduce a new
rule. Granted.
Rule. " It shall not be allowable for mem
bers to use tobacco in the House."
Mr. Hitchcock supported tho rule on the
ground that if members wished to saioko
they could go out of the room, and not do a
thing disagreeable to many.
After some discussion the rule was indeflu-t
itely postponed.
Mr. Kalakaua gave notice of a bill to amsnd
Section 1, Chapter 42. See Penal Code.
Mr. Nakila gave notice of a bill to amsnd
Chapter 51, Section 1, Penal Code.
Mr. E. Jones gave notice of bill to have a
separate Road Supervisor at Lahalna ; also to
have a Light-house at Ilonolula; alio to ad
mit copper for Hawaiian vessels free of duty.
Mr. W. C. Jones offered a resolution as fal
lows :
Reiohtd, " That the Committee on the Ju
diciary be instructed to inquire and report
whether His Ex. S, H. Phillips, now sitting,
ex officio, aa a Noble, is constitutionally eligi
ble and entitled to his scat in this Assembly,"
Mr. Filipo gave notice of a bill to amend
Section 783 of the Civil Code.
Mr. Kaukaha gave notice of a bill to amend
Section 78, of Chapter 30, Penal Code.
Mr. Jones moved that the titles of Bills
introduced by His Ex. the Minister of tils
Interior be read and passed to Printing Cast
mittce. Carried.
A bill entitled "An Act to change the tin
of sitting of tbe Court of the Fourth Circuit"
was put npon its second reading, and ordered
to be engrossed.
His Ex. S. II. Phillipr moved that the hill
be put on its third reading to-morrow. Passed.
Mr. Kalakaoa moved to adjourn. Passed,'

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