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PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, NOVEMBER 22, 1887.
THE DAILY Pacific Commercial Advertiser IS IPUBLISHED EVERY MORNING. :o:- TEUMS OF SUBSCRIPTION, Per annum................ 6 Of Six mouths ? w' Per moniu - - 50c -Subscriptions Payable Always in Advance. Communications from all parts of the Kingdom will always be very acceptable. Persons residing In any part of the United States can remit the amount of subscription due by Post Offlce money order. Matter Intended for publication In the editorial columns should be addressed to "Editor Pacific Commkbcial Advertiser.' Business communications and advertisements nonld be addressed simply P. C. Advertiser,' And not to Individuals. T EL" E Pacific Commercial Advertiser f now for Kale daily at .Die ffllmlt f Tlace J. H. SOPER - Merchant street A. M. HEWETT Merchant street T. O. THRUM Fort street WM. STRAHLMANN Hawaiian Hotel Five Cents per Copy. TUESDAY November 22d HAWAIIAN PARLIAMENT. Legislative Assembly Extra sion of 1887. Ses- Fifteeuth Day. Monday, November 21st. House met at 10 a. m. ' Prayer by the chaplain. Minutes read and approved. PETITIONS. Rep. Hustace presented two petitions re lating to the restriction of Chinese irnmi tion. Referred to Judiciary Committee. Rep. Paehaole presented a petition from Molokai that no more liquor be imported into the Kingdom. Referred to special committee. Also, one that $500 be appro priated for roads at Pelekuni. Laid on the table. Rep.. Kawainui presented a petition from Hana, containing the'tollowing prayers : 1. That native doctors be appointed to cure the disease of paahao. 2i That the law relating to Road Super visors-in-chief be abolished and commis sions appointed. 3. That attorneys be paid no fees without they clear their clients. 4. That no duties be charged on goods brought into the Kingdom for the use of Catholic churches. 5. That parents sending five or more children to school be exempt from taxes. 6. That a Courthouse and lock-up be built at Kipahulu. Referred to Miscellaneous Committee. REPORT OF JUDICIARY COMMITTEE. Rep. C. Brown presented the following report : Hon. S. G. Wilder, President Legislative Assembly Sir: The Judiciary Committee, to whom was referred the bill to amend Chapter 44 of the Session Laws of 1886, beg leave to report that they have had the bill under consideration and recommend that the same pass. The bill puts the Hi of Eletle in the Koloa district, and that is the only amendment made by this bill. This committee have made a few changes in the bill, as will appear. Cecil Brown, W. A. Kinney, A. P. Paehaole. The report was adopted. Rep. P. Brown reported two bills relating to liquors as printed and ready for distribu tion. the leprosy question. Minister Thurston presented a letter from the President of the Board of Health, in answer to questions by Rep. A. S. Wilcox Following is a copy : His Excellency L. A. Thurston, Minister of Interior: In answer to the inquiry of Hon. A. S. Wilcox, the receipt of which I have the honor to acknowledge, as referred by your Excellency to me, I would say that the Board of Health has take?i no steps to resume the scientific study of leprosy in a way similar to that pursued by Dr. E. Am ine when here. There has been some general discussion as to the desirability of pursuing the inves tigation, but such discussion has not re sulted in any action. A short time ago the Board of Health re ceived & communication from a medical gentleman in this place requesting permis sion to be granted to him to investigate the subject of leprosy scientifically at the ex pense of this Government. He proposed that his investigation be made at the Branch Hospital, Kakaako. The Board did not feel sure that he was specially qualified for such work and there fore felt unwilling to incur the expense, and it accordingly declined the offer. . The Board of Health has no intentions in this matter. N. B. Emerson. President Board of Health. the bonds. Noble Baldwin presented the following minority report from the select committee: Hon. S. G. Wilder, President of the Leg islative Assembly Sir: As a member of the select committee to whom was referred ' An Act to authorize the Minister of Finance to execute and deliver certain bonds." 1 hereby offer the following mi nority report: Our financial agents have greatly exceeded tkeir authority, and be sides consenting to and promising an issue of bonds on a standard not contemplated by the statute, and including guarantee not provided by the statute and unfavorable to our Government, they have authorized charges by brokers and others to an enor mous extent and beyond the limit ol tne statute. By the opinion of the Supreme Court in the matter this Government is not m any wise bound by these unauthorized acts of our agents. The money, However, to a large amount was received and largely ex pended by our Government before it was advised of the illegal manner m whicn the loan negotiations had been conducted. I therefore recommend that bonds in United States gold, according to the statute, be issued to subscribers to the full amount realized bv the Government, not including the 15,000 and other similar unauthorized charges. H. Baldwin. As one of the members of the said com mittee, I hereby endorse the above report and withdraw my signature from the ma jority report previously read, which I signed in the press of other matters "without reading it and upon a misunderstanding of the nature of its contents. Geo. H. Dole. The report was laid on the table to be considered with the majority report and bill in committee. notice of bill. Minister Brown gave notice of an Act to establish compensation for the Representa tives of the people. ROAD REPAIRS. Rep. Kalaukoa offered a resolution that the Minister of the Interior send the Super intendent of Public Works to make an esti mate of what it will cost to repair the road at the head of Beretania street leading to Smith's bridge. THE ENGLISH BONDS. Minister Ashford read a first and second time, by title, " An Act to authorize the Minister of Finance to execute and deliver certain bonds." On motion the House resolved itself into committee to consider the Act, Noble Hitch cock in the Chair. Section 1 was then read as follows: Section 1. The Minister of Finance shall be and is hereby authorized to execute and deliver to such said subscribers bonds to the amount respectively subscribed by them, in words ami hgures as in the schedule here under written. President Wilder moved that when the committee rise they Tecommend the House to pass the section. Rep. Kinney moved as an amendment tl e section read so that the discretion to execute and deliver the bonds is left to the Minister of Finance. Minister Green said the Government af ter seriously considering the matter the past two months, found they could not sicrn the bonds. He would like nothing better than to hold the bonds and say they must settle or we keep them. He was sorry to admit he could see no real advantage in this course at the last. If they say'no in London, we have got to give up the bonds anyhow. Myself and colleagues have in tended to send the bonds to an agent and see what he could do. Bnt it would be im politic to spread that on an Act. They had really no right to keep the bonds from their bona fide subscribers, because their agents did not act exactly right. Hebe ljeved Armstrong wat responsible for every dollar wrongfully paid. If they were to sue him they could get it. He earnestly begged of the House not to inure their credit with one of the greatest financia countrys in the world, by showing on the face of an Act that there was hesitation in the delivery of these bonds. It was a great advantage having this loan floated in the London market, notwithstanding the large expenses they had to pay. Our bonds have been quoted at 8 per cent, pre mium. If they send these bonds the quotations would reach that figure again. It was an advantage having the bonds in pounds sterling. That is the money of one of the largest financial countries ot the vrorld. He had before him a memorandum frrm one of the largest financial houses in Honolulu who would like their bonds changed from United States to English money. They were not doing anything wrong in making the bonds payable in English gold instead of United States. He believed if these bonds were sent properly signed, that the Government if it wanted another loan would be able to get it at a better advantage. If they hesitated they would 'lose the confidence of one of the greatest financial markets for years. TheyT should leave it in the hands of the Minister of Finance, and not put it in any law as it would look too much like hesitation. Noble Baldwin after referring to the minority report which he had signed, and the decision of the Supreme Court, thought the principals in this matter were the syndi cate to whom the Government and public look to having taken their scrip. The financial agents with the syndicate had gone entirely against the law first and last. He was sure they would all think their rights had been outrageously dealt with under the law. They had been trampled upon. Were they going to use whitewash because it was said it would injure them. He knew the parties concerned and it was with deep regret he took his present stand. If they did right they would be far better respected. He was in favor of the bonds being issued, less the 15,000 and that the Act be strictly adhered to. Noble Waterhouse asked what position H. R. Armstrong held with the Govern ment. Minister Green said he was Consul General. Noble Waterhouse said he regarded this as one of the most important matters of the session. A minority report had been presented which shows that there would be some discussion. He was there to do his duty to the taxpayers -and not to in dividuals. Tney had had $75,000 stolen from them, and he wished his vote to go on record, to show that he did not sanction it. They had heard right and left that their credit was gone. That was gone already. Before the end of the year they would be struck off the stock board. Far better that, then to be imposed upon. 'Was the syndi cate a myth ? That was one reason why they should not rush this matter so that they could find out who 'they are. He would also like to know- who were the holders of the scrip. He moved that when the committee rise they recommend the House to indefinitely postpone Section 1. Noble Dole said This question which is one of the most important of this extra ses sion, when cleansed from the cobwebs of mystery which have enveloped it, resolves itself simply to this, "Shall we condone a criminal- act for the sake of certain in terests?" As has been truthfully said by some newspaper writer, "the loan act was con ceived in sin and brought forth in iniquity.'' There was no excuse for it, and no desire on the part of the Government to obtain an English loan, and it is well known that there was a strong opposition felt among the most intelligent part of the nation to the idea of borrowing money so far away, when with an upright and honest government there would be no difficulty in borrowing an adequate amount nearer home or even within our own borders. The proposition that the Kingdom of Hawaii float a loan in London came not from any member of our Government, nor from any Hawaiian de sirous of promoting the national prosperity, but from a certain adventurer named Armstrong, who acting on behalf of him self and certain friends, thought that if the King and Government could be inveigled into the scheme, they might make it a profitable speculation. But the Cabinet then m power did not favor the idea and refused to have anything to do with it, and it was not until their official heads were threatened that they yielded their reluctant assistance. The now famous Loan Act was passed by the Legislature and amended during the same session, making the requisite provisions for floating the loan and speci fying the objects to which it was to be de voted, which included an appropriation of $100,000 for "expenses floating loan." Our Supreme Court has decided that in addi tion to this amount it also allows the out lay of a sufficient sum to pay for prepar ing the bonds and coupons. Mr. Arm strong and the somewhat mythical Lon don syndicate had this Loan Act before them, and knowing exactly what remuner ation it provided for, they wilfully, and I claim wrongfully, appropriated to their own use some $75,000 or more from the funds which came into their hands on the loan account, undoubtedly trusting to the idea that they could make it all right with the corrupt Government then in control of the country. But "there is a tide in the affairs of men," and ere this unholy scheme could be wound up the period of misrule here was incontinently termi nated and reform wTas inaugurated. As I intimated a moment ago, the ques tion with which we are brought face to face at this moment is, "Shall we sacrifice our principles for the sake of policy ?" We are told that for the sake of the credit of the country in England we must ignore our statutes and comply with the demands ot these Lombard-street Jews, illegal though they are. See what an extraordi nary proposition this is to make to a Leg islature pledged to reform elected on the downfulof corruption and general demor alization, for the express purpose of up holding and promoting honor and integ rity and common honesty. I tell you, Mr. President, it will be an unhappy day for this country when we depart from the path of strict rectitude and establish prec edents which make principles subservient to masters of policy. Where will such a course lead us if npt straight back to the condition of moral darkness from which we have just emerged? A servile and unprincipled Legislature, which we all regard as an everlasting dis grace to the country, passed the Loan Act of 1880 to please Mr. Armstrong and his crew, and now shall we abjure our profes sions of reform, and descending to the low level of that Legislature, whitewh the illegal acts of the so-called financi i agents of the country, as is demanded of us. If we now stand by the statutes of 188G, and tender to the subscribers to the loan such bonds as are contemplated by that Act, we shall be doing the honest and legal thing; our position will be a dignified one, and we shall not in any degree sacrifice our self-respect or our principles. The question as to whether the subscribers will accept such bonds is not for us to consider at the present time. If they refuse such legal tender they do it at their own peril. I therefore move that this section be in definitely postponed. Noble Young, after relating one of his usual stories, said that two financial agents had been appointed. No. 2 had re ceived 2,000 for helping this Act through, and perhaps the rest had goe the same way. By the decision of the Supreme Court they were not bound any further than by the Act. He could not see that Armstrong, Macfarlane or the syndicate had looked after the interests of Hawaii. He was in favor of the bonds being signed in pounds. He was notin favor of having the 15,000 thrust down their throats. For the best interests of . this country the bonds ought to be signed. An agent ought to be sent with them to deliver them up to the proper persons, keeping back enough for the 15,000. If they fol lowed up the iniquitous agents they would fetch up to the "nigger in the fence," whoever he is. Their credit would not be damaged by holding back this amount. He was in favoT of sending a responsible agent, not a bugaboo and thief. He favored Rep. Kinney's amendment, but let them not pay an agent in London, for they had had enough of London agents already. Applause from Noble Wide mann. If they could not find an honest man in the Kingdom, let them borrow one from Uncle Sam. Noble Castle was in favor of the bonds being delivered in London for the amount subscribed. The Supreme Court had said that the bonds are to be issued for United States gold. The Hawaiian Government in this matter was dealing with the Eng lish public. With regard to the agents, that was a matter entirely with the Gov ernment and the agents. If the latter had exceeded their duty they should be called to account. The letter of August, 1886. from Armstrong to Gibson states the amount of expenses. He did not pro pose to indorse the action of the beautiful financial agents. The other night the committee had Mr. G. W. Macfarlane be fore them, and his statements places hini in a most extraordinary position. He (the speaker) did not believe that such a house as Mattheson fc Co. would lend itself to fraud. The policy of the House should be to send these bonds, but not be in a hurry. There was another steamer leaving here about the beginning of December. At 11 :58 the House took a recess. Afternoon Session. The House reassembled at 1:05. Noble Castle urged that the two great questions which members should. keep be fore them were: Is or is not this question of the bonds between the Hawaiian Gov ernment and the subscribers? He con tended that it was. And, is the matter of the 15,000 between the Hawaiian Govern ment and its agents? He held that it was. Minister Brown said that Noble Baldwin had tried to impress the House with the belief that Armstrong, the syndicate and Mattheson were one and the same, but the facts did not warrant the assumption. The firm of Mattheson was a respectable bank ing house; the Government had had no direct communication with them. It had been said that the syndicate was a myth. He endorsed that. The only person whom they knew in the matter was Armstrong, who, acting as the agent of this Govern ment, had sold the bonds to the public. The proceeds went into the bank as a de posit. It had been stated in stentorian tones by Noble Waterhouse that Arm strong stole $75,000. Noble Waterhouse I didn't say that. Minister Brown Well, the syndicate. For the sake of argument, admit that they did. What was the remedy proposed? Why, that we should immediately go and steal it from somebody else. If it could be got back from the syndicate, by all means get it, but when a proposal was made by a Reform legislator to goon to the bondhold ers he said no ; two wrongs did not make a right. Noble Waterhouse 1 never said so. Minister Brown said that if this gentle man had made improper charges they must go to him in the regular way. It was not likely the money would now be found in the hands of those who had the handling of this matter. It was now in the hands of the bondholders, to whom we must in good faith deliver the bonds. Noble Widemann pointed out that there had been departures from precedent estab lished by similar laws which had been placed upon the Statute book since 18G0. The law passed on September 1, 188G, permitted the bonds to be issued at a discount; the sec ond law went further in iniquity, in so far as it pledged the public revenue. The up shot of that would be the same as in Egypt if we broke faith. We had no credit in London until the revenue was pledged, and he wished we never had any credit there, because we could readily obtain all we needed here. On the Gth or 7th of July, 188G, the speaker was in London, and a gentleman said to him : " Your two million loan is all read'." He himself knew noth ing about it. The first week in August an announcement appeared in an English pa per to the effect that an agent.from the Hawaiian Islands had arrived in New York to place a loan of $2,000,000. This law was passed September 1st. He left it to the House to judge, then, where this loan was conceived. It was conceived by somebody to make a good thing out of it. In Septem ber an article appeared in the London "Times" on Gibson's report. Though it did not refer in so many words to the Paci fic Empire scheme, yet one who knew the circumstances could tell that was what was alluded to. He believed that was part of the iniquity in which this loan business was conceived. No one in the House had any doubt that the money was honestly paid by the English public, and they should now have their bonds for the sake of saving our national honor. He should call them hon est creditors and ourselves honest debtors. In the transfer somebody got hold of the money and abstracted some. He would be very glad to get it back, but the proposal was made to take it from the honest cred itors, which was riot fair. The next ques tion was, could we by any possibility keep this money from them for the sake of sav ins ourselves? These bondholders would certainly be protected by their Government. We were weak and could not fight them, and should certainly have to pay eventu ally. The idea of sending a gentleman to London to make terms with them he thought impracticable, because directly he got there they would take them by the au thority of law. Rep. Kinney pointed out that the de livery would not be valid until the gentle man had countersigned them. Noble Townsend said that the different views held were due to their being based on different premises. If all could agree that we were now dealing, not with the syndi cate or Matheson, but with the English public, all would then agree that the bonds must be delivered. If this scrip were held as the pledge of the Hawaiian Government as representing those bonds then there could be but one conclusion. He would therefore support the bill as pre sented or with the amendment of sending a representative to investigate. He did not believe the 15,000 was a legitimate charge. It was not according to the law as interpreted by our Supreme Court, and if that interpretation did not stand in Eng land we should lose it. He was inclined to think, however, that It would stand, in which case we should stand a chance of get ting the money back. Noble Wilder said he was at present un der a cloud. He was trying to build a rail" way. He went to London to obtain the money and was within twenty-four hours of success. Had there been no trouble about the bonds he would have been at work now. He was aware that he was ac cused of having biased views. He could not borrow the money if these bonds were not delivered to the London public. But he did not wish the House to consider that in the least. He could stand the disap pointment and loss. He arrived in London last Christmas. The bonds were to a cer tain extent floated. Mr. Armstrong came here and stated to those who had the neces sary powers in connection with the loan, the terms on which Ins principals were prepared to negotiate it, and also the ex penses connected with it. The legality of those expenses Jwas corroborated by the lawyers in London. But they were con trary to what was intended by us here. The omission of the two per cent, in the books of the Government was simply a mistake. That was the only wav he cc uld explain it when asked in London. When the people there took up the matter they considered it from the plain stand point of the law. He believed Armstrong to be an honest man. When he went awav he ex plained that there would be five per cent. commission, five per cent, expenses and two per cent, off, which was in accordance with the usage of the London market. The position of the syndicate was simply this: They said in effect, "We bet five per cent, we will float these bonds, and if we don't float them we will take" them our- elves at five per cent." By the law of the stock board they could not subscribe for bonds unless unable to dispose of them. Therefore they used every effort to eret these bonds subscribed. As a matter of fact this syndic-ate brought about twenty one times the tul.scripticn asked. They carried out their ccmlract, having done their duty, there was now no syndicate. If a number oi these bonds had not been sub scribed for they would be bound to sub scribe for them at five per cent. That was the whole story of the syndicate. The ex penses or floating this first loan were low for a small c-ountrv as little known as Ha waii. We had netted more than had been secured by Japan, aud the Argentine Republic at their first appearance on the London market. After the subscribers had been allotted their proportion the bonds were placed upon the stock board, but they could not reach that stage unless they were bona fide. He did not believe but that these bonds w"ere floated honestly, well 'managed and could not have been managed for less, although there was a point there. Had the S3rndicafe been let alone they would have brought the bonds up to 110, but when they reached 108 the telegram came saying, "don't sell any more bonds." Dollar bonds had been issued in London in very rare instances, but they were not saleable. Armstrong and Matheson had acted honestly in every way, and it would be to our interest to send forward these bonds. If the instruc tions to our agents had not been carried out, there was no reason why we should punish the vviuow and the orphan who were the principal holders of the bonds now. It was said that England never in terfered between debtor and creditor, which was true when Hiere was a disposi tion to do right; but England had inter fered in the cases ol Turkey and Egypt. If the right thing were not done here Eng land would interfere. It might then cost ten times 15,000 hereafter. Noble Smith said there were three ques tions to be considered the legal, the moral and the question of expediency or policy. Legally, it was unquestionable that we were not bound to deliver the bonds in the form in which they were sent out, because it was not in conformity with the Act. On the moral question he had great doubt. As a matter of policy, he had no doubt that it would assume great importance if we should take any course by which it would' appear to disinterested people that we had acted unwisely. It was almost certain that we should have to bor row in the iuture. Our rights had not been trampled upon by anyone but our financial agents. If we took any course by which the bondholders would have trouble the majority of people would think we were in the wrong. Our bonds would be stricken off the list, and Hawaiian bonds would come to be regarded, not only in London, but elsewhere, as dangerous things. There would be undue haste if we attempted to get the bonds off the follow ing day. fe Minister Thurston said one point had not been adverted to. It might be said that the form of bond asked for was not in accordance with the statute. We might offer them a bond that was. They would reply, we don't want that kind of bond; give us back our money. -We don't know anything about the statute. We want one as agreed by your agents. Could we then pay the money back? It had been ex pended in various directions. We must be ready to bite before barking. . Noble Waterhouse The money can be got. Minister Thuston Perhaps so. It was said that one citizen would subscribe $100, 000, another $50,000. But he would like to know about the other $750,000, and have it down in black and white before taking this course. It had been said by Noble Baldwin that we should do what was right and never mind the consequences. Bnt there was no moral question involved here. We had to consider our best busi ness interests. It was not always a good thing" to stick- out for one's strict legal rights. In thrashing our agents we should be injuring the bondholders, and we should have the right to do the former just as much after the delivery of the bonds as before. He agreed with Noble Wilder that no personal consideration should stand in the way, but if such enterprises as his were to benefit the country they must be considered. He did not say that a suit should be brought against the agents. He first wished to know all the facts. Therefore he could not support Noble Baldwin's pesition. The best course was that set forth by Rep. Kinney's amendment. He at.least approved of its spirit. Rep. C. Brown argued that the bonds should be sent forward by the first oppor tunity. Rep. Paris and Noble Richardson spoke in native, their remarks not being inter preted. Minister Ashford said he had the utmost possible respect for the opinions of Nobles Baldwin, Young, Waterhouse and Dole. They were precisely the opinions he had himself held at first, and he believed every member of the Cabinet had entertained them. For some time after the 15,000 matter had come upon them like a thunder clap they were so swelled up. with righteous indignation that they were unable to give it due consideration. However, if these gen tlemen had known the facts earlier they might by this time have reached a some what different conclusiou. That proposi tion to send along the bonds might be termed a progressive proposition. The Cabinet had progressed. With the light of further explanations and increased knowl edge on the subject he had been thoroughly converted, and he thought that was the po sition of almost every member of the House who thought as they did. The general pm pose was to bring cheap capital here from abroad, and that was far above anv rrm,M eration of a paltry $75,000. Therefore I.! I us do nothing to injure our credit. j The amendment that the section be in. I definitely postponed was then put and lost Rep. Kinney's amendment was about to be put when Noble Smith moved that the ! committee rise and report progress. The motion was lost. j Rep. Kinney moved that the ayes and I noes be taken on his amendment. Carried Ayes Green, Thurston, Ashford, loune j Jaeger, Waterhouse, Foster, Wight, Not! ley, Bailey, Makee. G. N. Wilcox, Bertel 1 mann. Dole, Kalaukoa, Kinney, Kauhane Paris, A. S. Wilcox, Nakaleka 20. ' j Noes G. Brown, Wilder, Dowsett Sr V Castle, Luhiau, Wall, Townsend, Hitch! I cock, Baldwin, Richardson, Campbell, Hus- f tace, Widemann, Dowsett Jr., Naone' K hi, C. Brown, F. Brown, Deacon, Kamai Maguire, Kamauoha, Nawahine, Daniels' Helekunihi, Horner, Kawainui, Gay, pae! haole 29. The ayes and noes were then called for on the original motion. Ayes Green, G. Brown, Thurston, Ash. ford, Wilder, Dowsett Sr., Cestle, Smith, Luhiau, Notley, Wall, Townsend, Hitch! cock, Bailey, Richardson, Campbell, Wide mann, Bertelmann,. Hustace, Dowsett Jr. Naone, Kauhi, C. Brown, F. Brown, Pea! con, Kamai, Maguire, Kauhane, Kamau oha, Paris, Nawahane, Daniels, Horner Kawainui, A. S. Wilcox, Gay, Nakaleka' Paehaole 38. Noes Robinson, Young, Jaeger, Water house, Foster, Wight. Baldwin, Makee, (J. N. Wilcox, Dole, Kalaukoa, Kinney, Hele! kunihi 13. The committee then rose and reported progress, and asked leave to sit again to day. The report was adopted. ROYAL ASSENT tl RANTED. Minister Brown, on suspension of the rules, reported that it had pleased His Majesty to sign an Act to provide for the expenses of the extra session of 1887. The House then adjourned to 0 o'clock Tuesday morning. . . Legislative C lii-t Hal. The Legislature meets at 9 o'clock this morning. His Excellency George W. Merrill, U. S. Minister resident was present at the mom-, ing session. An opposition breeze sprung up suddenly yesterday. When Noble Waterhouse commences a speech he gets a little nervous, but it soon wears off. Where is Kamai? and Deacon? and Dowsett Jr.? The Chaplain was late yesterday. He should remember that " punctuality is the sole of business." Come, Noble Notley, if you can't impro vise a speech get one written out, like No ble Dole. It does not sound so well, but it reads first-rate in print. There was quite an audience in the House yesterday. &vtxti$twm$. MAMMOTH SHIPMENT HAT AND OHAIft, Just received and for Sale at LOWEST MARKET TRICE. 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