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5JlSH! t) WEEKLY, AT HONOLULU, OAIIU, HAWAIIAN ISLANDS.
J. J. JARVKS, Editor.
SATURDAY, MARCH 2-2, 1313.
NEW SERIES, Vol. 1. No. 44.
I.MAniv.vRv Virtimi. I'lie editor of tin;
U. S. (Phil.) Gazette, referring to the; stone
t( w1mc.Ii tin; Indian tribe; of tho Oneidas at
tach a peculiar powcr(believing that wherev
er their tribe has removed, it has also re
moved of itself, and that so long a it is among
them they will continue a separate people')
beautifully throws out his own rellections
upon this peculiar superstition in the follow
ing language: Huston ((. S.) Transcript.
'What a lesson might one addue from the
imaginary virtues of the "Oneida Stone!"
Who has it not? What nation, society,
family, or individual, has not some object to
which it so steadily impute a virtue that,
like the steel resting very near the loadstone,
it becomes possessed of some of its qualities
nt least, it produce. some of the effects?
We treasure up the fame of a departed
friend and erect him in our heart as an ex
ample of moral worth and social honor; and
while the image is allowed to stand, it seems
to cause in us a portion of the virtues it is
meant to commemorate. What an aching
void is produced when the image is unniched!
How fondly the young wife clings to the
object of youthful affection, and hangs a
round its shrine the votive flower of her
heart's best offering!. To equal him, she
schools her yet immature graces, and warms
them to riper virtues; she marks what distin
guishes the object of affection, and seeks to
mould her qualities to hi., and make them
take as much of manly form as suits her wo
manly condition. She loves to stand, and
gaze upward nt tin; object. Xo delicate
heart can give its earthly adoration to any
object, prostrate, prone. She dose not be
lieve that what she loves is faultless, but she
thinks the errors, even those which thwart
her plans, and serve to mar her peace, are
fruits of unfriendly intercourse abroad, the
natural consequences of necessary collisions
with the world
While his heart, however, is hers while
faith is unbroken womanly pride overlooks
the offence, and the wife's confidence builds
hopes of improvement. She feels that where
over she goes, the true talisman follows of
itself; and while that is there, the final, para
mount affection, all is safe. Rut if a stranger
hand remove that object if the sense of per
sonal preference is gone, all is lost. The
palladium that was deemed 'Heaven de
scended," is removed, ami more than Ilium,
or Oneida, is swept away. A woman's con
fidence is priceless.
All we repeat it, have this object. All see
something and invest it with virtues, which
serve them for models to imitate, or, at least,
beauties to adorn. They gaze upward to
the consecrated objects with affectionate awe,
as we look at beautiful paintings on the ceil
ing of a church, where the place increases
the sanctity, ami hallows the emotion which
the images create. Something may remove
them from our veneration, rudely tear them
from their place, and we gaze on vacancy.
Perhaps, (who shall tell?) perhaps, we gaze
upward through the places they havw occu
pied, upward and above, and see, through
the chinks whence they wore, rudely torn,
the blue Heaven, and understand that short
of that though we may admire, we must not
trust. The true palladium . is beyond the
blue we see, and the stone of our confidence
rests changeless above the stars. This shall
teach us that these enshrined things, which
make; our pleasure here, serve but to
" Pim our M,r!it, urn! shortf o our survey. "
The Rroj-hcr ash SisTr.it. Airs. Child
relates the following pleasant anecdote, in
no of her letters to the Courier:
I found the Battery unoccupied, save by
children, whom the weather made as merry
as birds. Every thing sucmed moving to
the vernal tune of
" Bri? kviks ;ro fri'li mvl fair.
.And (irot i woods are ifro.-n . "
To one who was chasing the hoop, I said,
smiling, Von are a nice little girl." She
stopped, looked up in my face so rosy and
happy, and laying her hand upon her broth
er's shoulder, exclaimed earnestly, "And he
H a nice little boy, too!" It was a simple
child-like act, hut it brought a warm gush
into my heart. Rlessings on all unselfish
ness! On u that lends us in love to prefer
one another. 1 1 ere lies the secret of univer
sal harmony; this is the diapson which would
bring us all into tune. Only by losing our
selves c an we find ouratlves. An. paper.
Women's Love or Fi.owr.ns. In all
countries, women love flowers; in all coun
tries they make nosegays of them ;but it is only
the bosom of plenty that they conceive the
idea of embellishing their dwellings with
them. The cultivation of flowers among the
peasantry, indicates a revolution in all their
feelings. It is a delicate pleasure, which
makes its way through coarse organs; it is
a creature whose eyes were opened; it is a
sense of the beautiful a faculty of the soul
which is awakened. Thoc who have tra
velled in the country, can testily that a rose
tree tinder the window, a honeysuckle around
the door of a cottage, are always a good omen
to the tired traveller. The hand which cul
tivates flowers, is not closed against the ap
plication of the poorer the wants of the stran-
A Reautiful Sentiment. The follow
ing extract is from the speech of Hon. John
W. Dana, president of the Senate of Maine,
I (U.S.)at the dose of the legislative session:
"Senators, we are about to separate proba
bly never all to meet again on earth. May
our lives he such that we may be allowed to
reassemble in that realm where human im
perfections will have ceased to require le
gislation, under that Great Lawgiver, whose
code is but one law, and that, of perfect love."
Louis Philippe ami Casimir Dni.AvinxE.
The French papers teem with biographical no
tices of Casimir Delavigne; but they contain
nothing worthy of extract. Louis Pnilippo is
said to be very much affected at the death
of the poet, because he looked upon him as
one of his firmest friends, as well as one of
the literary celebrities of his reign. It has
even been said, that Louis Philippe gave him
a little estate in the country, in a most deli
cate manner. A few years ago, seeing him
apparently very unwell, the King said
" .My poor Delavigne, Paris does not agree
with you. Go into the country, mon cher.
There is a little estate of mine in such a
province; go it is at your service." The
poet went found servants to wait upon him
every thing ready for occupation; and in a
secretaire he found a letter from the King,
saying that the little estate was henceforth
A Turk in Paris. A great stir has re
cently taken place on account of the Turkish
Ambassador wanting to set up a harem!
The grave heads of the Ministcre des Af
faires Etrangorcs were thrown into great hi
larity by an application from the enormous
Tuik for privilege not to be disturbed by the
police, when establishing in his palace on
the place de la Concorde, a domestic com
munity of interesting young ladies. In lack
of' a Circassian slave market, the Ambassa
dor proposed to furnish his apartments with
pretty grisettesand voluntary FrcnchOdalisks
This most exlraodinary nnd strange demand
has received a negative from M. Guizot,
and tin answer is said to he a masterpiece
of French politeness and profound reasoning,
but his Turkish Excellency is much vexed
at the fastidiousness of Parisian society.
Mr. Thomas Winans, of Baltimore, has
left for Russia, carrying with him a pattern
Locomotive Engine, made by order of the
Emperor, who, after a fair trial preferred
the American. Mr. Winans has the con
tract for completing 1G2 Locomotivos, a
inonnting to jour millions of dollars, the work
to be done in Russia, and completed in 18t!l.
A Rr.r.ic or run Frf.xch Revolution,
A writer in a late Paris paper states that
King Heruadottc's physicians were recently
astonished on bleeding his Majesty, to find
the words, "Liberie! Egalile! oulaMort!"
very legibly stained on his arm, and that
they could riot recover from their amaze
ment, forgetting the part His Majesty per
formed in the first French Revolution.
It certainly was rather singular to find the
King of such a nation as Sweden tautaued
with "Liberty! Equality! or Death!" No
wonder the doctors opened their eyes. Troij
"Do you mean to challenge any of the jury ?"
was the query of a counsel on an Irish trial
to an angry cheat. "To be sure 1 do," was
the reply; "I mean to challenge every man
of the twelve if they give a verdict against mc,
and I wonder if I might not include the judge
in the message."
13 Y AUTHORITY.
Hcforo Ilia Excellency M. Kekuajvaoa, (Jovcrnor
of Oahu, assisted by Hon. G. P. Judd und John
Kiconn Lsij., H, H. M.'s Attorney General.
JAMES GHAY, an American citizen, Plaintiff in
Appeal, vs. The HAWAIIAN GOV'T.
The Court having convened at the Fort
of Honolulu, on Friday the 28th. of February,
1813, at 10 o'clock A. M., and the sixteen
jurors summoned having all answered to
their names, the following minutes of the
proceedings of that and the subsequent days
of the Trial, were stenographised for the
use of the Court, by Charles Gordon
Hopkins Esq., who on that occasion acted
as reporter for His Excellency.
Mr. Rrown. (..Ulnding to the Plaintiff)
Are these persons subjects of Hawaii?'
Some voice. The prosecutor is an Ha
Mr. Judo. They are foreigners. The
prosecutor is an Englishman, and one of the
late defendants was an American, and the
other an American who has taken the oath
of allegiance to the King of these Islands.
Mr. Rrown. I shall insist on the jury
being all foreigners. There is a law: here
is a translation of it: " If the accuser nnd
accused be both foreigners, then the jury
shall be made up of foreigners only." (In
consequence of an answer made by Mr. Judd,
which Mr. Hroxvn seemed to think was not
the Governor's but Mr. Judd's and a re
mark having been made on the subject,
I wish to have it (the answer) in English
from his (the Governor's ) own interpreter;
but then I wish the words to come from him.
I refer to him, and to him only.
Mr. Judo. I am now going to say it was
the decision of the last court, that although
certain persons had taken the oath of allegi
ance to his Majesty, they were not disquali
fied from acting as jurymen. They were
(or had been) foreigners. They know the
rules and customs of other countries, and
they are not incapacitated because they hap
pen to owe allegiance to this nation. They
are still foreigners sufficient for that pur
pose. Mr. Rrown. We have nothing to do with
England: I look to the laws of this country.
(i remark-.) What have wo to do with
England? (Jl remark.) NONSENSE!
Mr. Judd. Do you object to any of the
Mr. Urowx. I wish you would inform
the Governor that I want to know his decis
ion in this case; his former decision has
nothing to do with me. I wish to have his
own decision as to whether he insists on
having an Hawaiian subject in this jury.
Mr. Ricord. I wish to have the animus
of this meeting remarked.
Mr. Judd. Will you state your question
so that I may record it?
Mr. Drown, The first question was: Is
plaintiff an Hawaiian subject? The answer
is, that neither plaintiffs or defendant are Ha
waiian subjects. The second was, whether
there were any of his Hawaiian Majesty's
subjects to be sworn? Mr. G. Rhodes was
first called. I therefore enquire whether
he insists that a Hawaiian subject shall sit
in this jury contrary to the laws of his na
tion which say that the accused and accuser
being both foreigners, the jury shall bo com
posed entirely of foreigners? (A remark.)
1 wish to have every thing come from the
Governor through his own interpreter.
(JWr. Hrown made a remark on Mr. Judd's
conversing with the Governor.)
Mr. Judd. Von will not dictate on this
subject Mr. Rrown. I have been seated at
the Governor's right hand for three years,
and have; been respected; not as a judge,
but as the Governors adviser.
Mr. Rrown? 1 never saw that appoint
ment. Mr. Ricord. We are to be governed by
our own laws.
Mr. Rrowx. If the Governor informs
me that Mr. Judd has been appointed advi
ser. Mr. Judd. I have stated that the Gov
ernor is Judge. It is my duty to assist and
advise him in nil important matters.
Mr. Ciiamiieklai.n (Jlcling as interpre
ter for the U, S. Commission). The Gov
ernor says that such is the case. (Mr.
Hrown addressed a remark to Mr. Ricord,
and that gcntUman said that he sat on the
bench by the appointment of the King.
Mr. Judd to Mr. 'Rogardus. By what'
authority do you sit here ?
Mr. Rrowx. It was mentioned that ho
was one of the counsels, Mr. Gray said so.
Mr. Judd. I had no idea of suchasccno
as this !
A remark by Mr. Ricord.
A. R. Gillespie. You were the first
shew temper ! You said you wanted
show the animus.
Mn. Ricord. That is what I wanted
have the matter of this scene stated for,
show the animus.
Mr. Rrowx. The very first narno was
Mr. Ricord. I did not see him (and then
after some remark) Mr. Judd said in answer
to a question touching the competency of
the naturalised jurors, tho decision of this
question is made. It has already been de
cided by this court in the case of tho estate
of French and Grccnway vs. Charlton and
Skinner, that foreigners owing allegiance
to His Hawaiian Majesty, arc not on that
account any more disqualified to sit as ju
rors than those owing allegiance to the King
of France or any other sovereign. They
are for the purposes of the statute consider
ed as foreigners, to wit : IIaole.
Mr. Rrown. I wish to inform the Gov
ernor that I protest against the decision. It
is contrary to the Hawaiian law, it is con
trary to the law of the civilized world, and
it is contrary to common sense. I wish that
to be told to the Governor.
Mn. Chamberlain. He says it is a
grecable to the law.
Mr. Rrown. I think that I can prove to
the Governor that I113 decision is wrong.
The meaning of that law was intended for
the benefit of those foreigners in particular
willing that all foreigners should
settle their own disputes. I wish you to tell
the Governor that there are three ways pro
vided for the forming of juries. If the accu
ser and accused be both foreigners, then
the jury is to be composed of foreigners on
ly. If there be no foreigner on cither side,
there arc to he no foreigners in the jury. If
there he a native on one side and a foreign
er on the other, then the jury is to consist
half of foreigners and half of natives. There
arc three sections as I say. Such being tho
law here, it is evident what was the inten
tion of that law, that those foreigners should
have control over their fellow citizens and
subjects. This was a just law, and I don't
wish to interfere with such a just law. I
wish you to say to the Governor, that ac
cording to the decision, which I don't think
binding in this case, he might
put on the names of 40 natives .
(Inconsequence of a remark made by Mr.
Judd to the Governor), Mr. Rrown said,
I will have no speaking to the Governor a-
Mr. Judd. I merely said don't speak to
(Then followed a remark or two in the
course of which Mr. Judd explained that tho
words he said to the Governor meant "dont
interrupt Mr. Rrown," which he said seeing
how violent that gentleman grew.)
Mr. Ricord. There seems to ho an inten
tion to overawe tho court.
Mr. Rrown. I don't wish to overawe
the judge until the judge interrupts me. I
deny the, right of any person to do so. A
nrettv niece of business ! infamous ! that a
judge should be influenced !
(A Remark uv Mn. Judd.) nat ngnt
have you to say a word to the jiidgo )
He may decide as he thinks fit. It is a
perfect piece of . I will not bo
interrupted, I insist upon it ! hy any ono
while 1 am speaking to him. I am address
ing the Governor and I will. not be interrup
ted by any one !
(A Remark.) I have the greatest respect
for the Governor and his office, but if ho
sits here, ho only shall hear what I have to
'Mr. Judd. Will you listen to what tho
Governor says, the Governor says you must
be more moderate.
Mr. Rrown. That is very well, when
others are moderate I will be so.
Mr. Chamberlain. (After speaking to
the Governor and addressing Mr. Brounx).
He confirms what has been stated by the Sec
retary of State and the Law Adviser, that
they have been appoiointed to assist him in
trials ; that the Secretary of State is the of
ficial organ of interpretation in this case,