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WEOXCSDJ T, DEC. IS, MM-
The fcoavy i
Um put week haT erased i
i hat of
-VMroaibwi trade, and wa regret tno drpartnrsof what
.i- m- wtfbvahl at data of our laat review.
. Iroa. Lahaina w.bava, also, complaints of the trade daring
ik. .hU-k hu laat closed there. Trout HI accounts tt ap-
pear Uial an extremely nmiud and unsalistactcrj business
A failure of a Chinese retail estabtisluoent occurred In Hobo-
lota this ek. We do Dot Irarn tbe condition of ks araurs
" presume it to be about the nine aa in tbe com reported in
"tos extreme depression of real eeUU was made manlfe
lut. rmbracinf the property of Mr. H.
Bwinton. Tbe remit would lead us to infer that both merchan
dise and real mum are iti heavy discount at this present tune,
M at aa -MHmew IfW
The splendid man-ion and froaoa, esuea - m-. -,
i .k. .tatdeuca of B. C. Wvllle, Esq., in S
ana, sold fur $233. Tula paste must nave cost the original pro-
prietor ramhH like O00 to eotaplete it, u nearly new, ana
i- Th two lota, with dwelling- houses thereon,
oo the nakal side of King street, nearly opposite Mr. Bishop's.
old for S1400 and $1000 reepecUreiy. this nicer prop
since Chanced hand at private sale ft $3300, and win be
r-w . .nam aaw mffl. aooo to be put in operation.
Whale-ahipa cats season h a ve toeod no difficulty in procuring
an the mtatnea ther needed without delay, and at a eery mod
crate price. Thto to aa tt should be. Two year ago there wa
a positive acarcity and ahlpe were pat to some inconvenience
and delay, and we nop we anau never again no wpcwi
mnnl aach a state of things t appearances Indicate that
win not aooo occur again. Kawaihae ia Jaatly earning a repu
tation ae the potatoe-supprying port of the groap.
Is the marine Bne we notice that a anrrey baa been ordered
on the wbale-ahlp Condor. She had heary repair oo her teat
,n and aome bad Irak to fuund to remain in her hulL The ship
Cerea, utnly nnder the fvT""i"- of. Capt. Fish, aaila aoon fcr
home in charge of Capt. Babcock, late of tbe Italy. - The
Italy wiH be dosed out at aactioa aoon. From Lahaina we
learn that, owing to VI health, Capt. Wyatt, of the ibip Ben.
Ruski will be eocupeUed to remain on shore during the win
w ,u Ttim akin will ! her winter cruise on the Mar
garita ground in charge of Capt. Wmfoag, broraUy known
among the fleet.
Aa Interesting suit waa brought nefare the Admiralty Coart
aa Mooday, by tbe owners, c-, of me snip caiao, agauia ua
FYencfc ship Cspodon, tot posaeasioa of certain barrels of oil,
(said to be SO to 30 bbhkO the product of a dead whale picked
- h. rvj. rmala, itnrlnr the taut aaon Mortb. which, it to
aUeged, belonged to the Cain, and was at tbe tone feat to her
anchors and contained her irons. The qoeeuoa w one ot cooau
erabkt imnortane amorur whalemen, as Its decision will estab-
Uah a precedent foe lb future. Tbe opinion of the Court will
probably be given this morning. A similar ease was argued
acne three Tears ace before the Massachusetts Court, but bow
U was decided w do not remember." In tbe present ease wit
nesses are at hand and less delay and expense win be tncorrad.
Th bark Glim ft baa postponed her day of sailing for San
Francisco, on account of lb very limited amount of freight of
fering. Sb will probably bar but a light cargo and win await
the arrival of tbe HOo packets, sailing on tbe 20th.
Our quotations are few this week, ' .- -
JtGAR Additions hae been made to tbe stock of superior
mt H.a and Me. aocordinx to quality. We bear of
no sales. Small jobbing sales are mad of Xo. 1 at 9c 0 10c
COrrCE Kona begins to com In freely, and meets ready
sale ia lots at about lie; Jobbing sales are Cram 1 6c to lie
BEET There was a sale at aactioa on tb wharf of mess in
bbis at $12. s
nawa !! imiimL inl the lODTtlr tbort.
SEQARS Manila are taken freely, and the stock is again be
coming reduced. The eonsumptioa will nui on maienauiy
as tb ships lea re port. Sales have been made at from $13
s9 $'J2 f M. ' . .
OTcTOi3 Preaerved oysters bare been a drug this season,
tbe inferior qualities selling slowly at $3 2t ? dos, sod choice
at $7 10 $a.
TOBACCO The demand If rapidly tailing off, while the
stocks are ample for eight months consumption ( additions are
due p-r Sere.
riaEWOOD fearc; Jobbing at $U O $1X
Meva-n'a Phstacw at Ilwstwlalai, ia DrtfsiWr.
. dy. - h. " m. I - - dy. b. m.
New Moon.... 4 11 4-T M. Full Moon.... S 4X2M.
nratQvavter.U . 4-T M. Laat Quarter. .2 7 14JM.
LATEST DATES, reeeired at thla OsBce.
Son Francisco.... Nov. 15 I Paris.. ...Oct. 4
Panama, 3. 6.
Urt SO I HoocKOM'.........aux. an
New Tore ......
...Oct. SO j Melbourne, Vie. Aug. 30
.Oct- 4 I Tahiti wov. iv
Far Sai Faasctsco per Glimpse, about the 20th insC '
tot Lab-ama per Kamoi or Maria, to-day.
For Hito-er Kaiama. soon. -
Wax Kauai per Excel, to-day. J -
PORT OF JXOZXOXiTJZsTJ. 13. !
LTr report e ITtalttkift, see list on Uh pogt.
Dee 11 Fr mer sh Amiral, Detail le, 150 days from Havre.
10 Sen Kinoote, from Bona, UawaJL
10 Am wh sb Lagnda, Willard, from Lahaina, off and on.
Sailed acain LUh.
IS Am wb bk Endeavor, Wilson, from Labatna.
12 8c b. Maria, Molteno, from Lahaina.
1 Scb Excel, Antonio, from Banal. - .
14 Sch kamoi. Chadwick, frum Lahxina.
14 Am wh sh Oregun,Tebey, from HUo. 8ails again on
the 16th, w cruise.
15 Seh Wirwrt, from Lahaina. '
15 Sch KaUma, Waters, form HUo.
9 Seh Kekauroohi, Marcbant, for Bona.
1-cn MoikeikeT Mall, mr iwaDuiu.
1 8cn Mary. JterriU. for Kawaihae.
rll fch Bamet, Caariwica, for lahaina. ..
"la KJnesbf. Pahner, to crabe, '
13 Northern Light. Austin, to ernise.
13 Olympia, Bysn, to cruise. -
15 John JUunlap, Spencer, to cruise on th Coast of Lau-
t. . forma. ' .
1ft Am wh brig John Dunlap, Spencer, tor CaL Coast.
li Uaw wh brig Emma,Tnttie, for CaL Coast. "
15 Am mer brig &los, Cammaa, for Uumboidt, CaL
Bark Laooda, but fmsa Ililo via Lahaina reports the Am.
brig Dudley, Ltokry, arrived at nan, Nov. 25, from San Fran
cisco, wkb a cargo of lumber, bound to Melbourne. Tbe Pud
ley encountered a beary gale previous to ber arrival at Ililo,
which forceu tbe captain to throw overboard about half of his
deck -load. He put into HUo to repair damages and dispose of
tto? bto deck toad, as be deemed it unsafe to carry It fur
ther. The price realised waa $30 per M . Th brig bad
ssilcd again prerioas to last ad rices.
A clipper ship of seven ar eurbt hundred tons burthen, passed
Una port on Monday morning. Dee. 13, about S o'clock. Sbe
waa nnder Bgb saB, bat owinx to the thick and squally weather
at the time, did not 5Vr. The wind was fresh from tb soutb
ward, with rain. T,-
trmm Bacai par sett Mui Wahlne, Dee 1133 bbls beef. 51
bats inlaws. 254 kecs sugar, 24 bas sugar, 13 pkgs butter,
MM oranges, and other native produce.
- From start wtr Maria, Dee. li 14 onts firewood, 2 kers
batter, tl bMS slaah, 1 do pork, &1 lbs old copper, 20 bbu
wwet potatoes, 34 hides. 2500 lbs walrus teeth, 45 pkrs mdae, 11
Ins soda water bottles, 10 pkrs specie, Urg lot sugar caur,
water melons, Ac .
From LahaMa per Kamoi, Dee. 14 U bullock, 1 roll lead,
1 keg sugar. . , .' . - ' .'
Pram Ka":clo per Yoikeiki, Dec 1120 bdls pot, 33 sheep,
101 kegs sugar, 15 pkgs sytnrs 10 bbls molasses, 15 goat skins,
i aidea, 4 bas beaoa.
For KAirrun per MoTkeiki, Dee. 11 800 ft lumber, 4 bxa
soap, 9 bMs cement, 3000 sbmglea, 3 pkgs boots, 10 deck pa.
VESSELS IN PORT. DECEMBER 15.
H. B. M.'i sloop Calypso, Montresor.
Am swrveyina; schooner Fenhnore Cooper, Brooke.
Am capper ship Warhawk, ginimons, kaading on for N. Bedford.
Am dipper ship Yoriek, Soule, hading oH for New Bedford.
Am ship Mountain Wave, Hardy, loading oil for New Bedford.
Am ship Gladiator, Luce.
Am bark Alexander, Bush.
Am brig .Sotaa, Cam man.
Am bark Olimpsa, Dayton,
Am scbaoaaw laabet, Davisv
Ham bark Harworr, Orofcaheim. '
Brittaa bark Onatia, Hayea.
' - WHALERS. -
i ship BenJ. Morgan, Slaaon
i ship Majestic, Charter
I ship Fran. Hetarirtta, Drew
I ship Barnstable, Fisher
i ship Minarva,CfDWea
i ship Mores, Manchester .
I atrip Hanson, Maratoa
sbto Mnntsak, Franca
snip Splenaid, Ptsrun
l ship Carolina, Harding -.
ship Empire, Bossett
i ship Hobomok, Marcbant
strip Khan Assess, nomas
snip AamaoavlOdridg .
I ship Oroaimbo, Pea as
, afti aaatth a aiaan Norton
Am ship Brotna, Henry '
Am ship rimrod, Howe
Am ship Condor, Whiteasd
Fr ship Espadon, Uomoot
Fr ahip V. d Bennea,Ouedoit
Am bark Italy, Babcock
Am bark Java, Lawrence
Am bark Fanny, Boodry
Am ark Brighton, Tucker
Amb k Harmony,
Am bk Soaron, King
Am b rk Wavelet, Swain
Am bark Vernon, Bum pas
Am bark Florence,-
Am bark Merrimae, Long
Am bark Delaware, Kenworthy
Am bark Mary Eraser, Bounds
hip Manaet Ortts, Hasard
Am senr S. u. rrost,
Bos bark Turku. Soderblom
snip China, Thompson
nip ArerJe, Pbiinps
tap Maria Tbsrass, Coop
ship Cowper, Dean
ship Boman, Devol
ahip CineinnaN. William
hip Corsa, Fish
ortgp. Cootsnllne, lAnd-
Haw bark Gambia, Merritt
Kanai, Mammon -
Haw brig Waiina, lam ' .
r t f r Dwano. - '
. Far HraaoLnr Bat per Aoras, Dec 15 John Mclnty r
Jamas Watson, Lucas Pitas.
' . , coAJTwrs. -' ' '
From Kacai per scb Moi Wahlne, Dee 11 OovKanoa and
My, Mum M Bride, Meyers and on otber, S servants ot Got
, ana a pnaoners. .
iiwi wr Maria, Dec IS Mr. Hoyt, Samnel Alex-
.. Fna ttfiris par Kamoi. Dec 14 Bv Mr Alexander, wilt
and family, Br ntrhinsoa. Tons Meek, 10 on deck.
la Honolulu. December 15th, by tbe Bev. 8. C. Damon, Capt.
aCnxran Wood, late master of bark Faith, to Mait A. Mos
avAX, both of Honolulu.
In Honolulu, Dec 12, Mr.iuni Bsjrroy, of Coot Bay, Ore
gon Territory. He cam passenger on board tbe Glimps,"
from San rraneisea. He is believed to hare been originally
from East VlrrU, New York State, where his friends now- reside.
Teawl Expectrw rraat Far?ta POrfaw' .
Bark Yankee, Smith, due from San Francisco about January 1.
Brig Josephine. Stone, due from J arris Island about Deo. 28.
Am clipper bark Sachem, Atkins, was to sail from Boston Oct
25, in Pierce It Co.'s line of Packets.
Ship John Marshall, Hooper, from San Francisco, due soon.
Bark Fanny Major, Paty, from San Francisco, due from Dec
15 to 20. - v
Am bark Melita, Pollys, Is due from Kamscbatka via San
Britiah brig Emma sailed from Liverpool, Aug 23, for Eraser
Birer via Honolulu.
From London, about Jan IS, ship Scotsman, lor Fraaer Birer.
Ships Phantofne and Queen were advertised to leave London
in all Sept , for Fraaer Blver, touching at Honolulu.
Ship Pixarro would probably leave Liverpool, Oct, 1, for Hono
lulu, to B, C. Janiou. -
From Bremen, in all January, dipper brig Kohala, Corsen, to
fit for whaling, by Hoffschlaeger A Stapenborst
From Bremen, early In March, clipper brig Aloha, to flt for
whatinc by Iloffsrhlaeger A Stapenhorst. -
II am bury brig Hero to now due from Hongkong, with a cargo
of China roods .
Am. brig: Anrenett,233 tons, Studley, sailed from New Bed
ford August 6. for this port.
Am. schooner Martha, Penhallow, sailed from New London '
for Honolulu J uly 1.
Am. ship Modern Times, of H. A. Pierce's Line of Packets,
left Boston for Honolulu, via Tahiti, August 5.
The dipper ship Syren, Green, will be Hue via Bio Janeiro
about Dec. 18.
port or z.is.Biiiirfs.
Dec. 7 Wh bark La rod a, WUIard, N B, 341 tons, 27 mos out,
550 wh, 7000 bone, seaaou. Last from HUo.
Dee. 7 Bark Lacoda, Willard, for Honolulu,
&Bark Endeavor, Wilson, to cruise on the Line.
. There have been in port this season 74 whalers, 4 merchant
ships and 2 men of war. Now in port, BenJ. Bush and Lexing
ton. . "
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16.
Tue Legislature, or rather the House of Rep-V
resentatives, is now ftirlv engrossed with the im
portant work of a new Civil Code, the enactment
of which it is hoped, will be of essential benefit to
all classes in the kingdom, not merelj by conden
sing and aimplifjing the present heterogeneous
mass of laws, but more especially by readjusting
the apportionment of taxes so that the support of
government may fall more equitably on every
class, according to their ability to contribute and
the benefits they derive from it. Thus far the
House apjears to have moved along harmoniously
in its consideration of the Code.
But we are somewhat surprised at the shape in
which some of the new laws left the hands of the
Joint Code Committee. It was supposed that im
portant changes from existing laws would be
made, and this circumstance should have led to
a publication of the tenor of the proposed changes,
that they might be discussed, " looked at inside
and out," and be approved or discarded only after
the most mature consideration. Legislators are
not infallible, and the enactment approved to-day
may be found to-morrow to be suicidal in its
operation on the interests it was supposed to
In the draft of tbe Code as laid before the Lower
House, we find the following section, empowering
the Minister of the Interior to run the govern
ment into debt to the extent of $50,000, for the
purchase of land or " any property necessary for
the public service :'
"Sec. 41. The said Minister (of the Interior) nnder the direc
tion and with tbe approval of the King in Privy Council, shall
have power to purchase lots upon which to erect public buUd
tngs, and other lands for the use of harbors, highways, wharves,
water works, and other internal improvetn.nts, and also any
property necessary for the public service, and to pay for the
same in such manner as the King in Privy Council shall direct :
Provided always, that the whole amount of existing debt incurred
for the purchase of such lands or property shall at no time, ex
ceed the sum of fifty thousand dollars."
Although the Minister of the Interior is au
thorized to act only on the approval of the Privy
Council, it requires but very little foresight to see
that the debt could really be incurred without
the aid of such approval, previously obtained.
The power to incur a debt equal to the sixth of
the annual revenue of the kingdom, 6hould only
be given for definiie objects a pr roved by the Leg
islature, or, if for indefinite purposes, under
greater restrictions than the section quoted con
tains. There may be times when it is wise for
the government to incur a debt in the recess of .
the Legislature and withont the approval of that
body.' Indeed the Bill of Appropriations sanc
tions such debt for ppecified objects, but only by
His Majesty and Privy Council. The House of
Representatives very properly rejected the section
we have quoted. , ' . ': ' ""
Again, the law relating to Auctioneers con
tained a very important change from the old law.
As it came from the Code Committee, it read :
. Sec 70. The price of an Auctioneer's license shall be such a
percentage on the sales made, as the Minister of the Interior
shall deem reasonable, not to exceed two per cent. ,
The House of Representatives changed the
above rate to one per cent. The old law requires
a thousand dollars to he paid in ad ranee for an
Auctioneer's licens?. But under this new law,
a percentage can only be collected monthly or
quarterly, so that the treasury loses the interest
of one or "one and a half per cent.' per month.
The change in the license from a specified sum to
a percentage is probably tased on the auction
business of the past few years, which has been
about $300,000 per annum. But this year will
probably show a falling off of $100,000, while
next year may show a still greater diminution in
the sum total. 'We judge so from the changes
that are taking place in the mode "of importing
the bulk of our merchandize, now consumed by
the shipping.'" So that, in fact, the increase in
the government income will be very questionable,
while the benefit of interest is lost.
We notice changes in the rates of licenses: vis:
wholesale liquor to be :ji200, retail liquor the
same as at present; wholesale merchandize, $100;
retail, $50; plantation, $25, Ac.
The liquor !.w, as it came before the House
had some singular features. First, any one,
notice or foreigner, could take out a license to sell
liquor at wholesale or retail ; Second, no liquor
could be sold to any subject" of His Majesty.
This is initiating the Maine Law" with a venge
ance. After proposing to license the sale of.
liquors by any one who may apply, the committee
would prohibit the sale of it to " any subject."
The object of this law is apparent on its face,
vis : to raise the question and test the constitu
tionality of any prohibition' in the sale of li
quor. Both these innovations the Representatives
Again, the Code Committee recommend to al
low any manufacturer of wine to sell at retail or
otherwise to any one without let or hindrance.
This is a very important section, and having passed
as it came before the House, will probably furnish
every district in the kingdom with a retail dram
shop, under the specious plea of encouraging the
manufacture of wine. . At present the law very
properly limits the wine manufacturer to the
wholesale of his wine which bars his making a
dram-shop of his manufactory. Carry the new pro
viso into effect, and wherever a solitary vine can
be grown, there will be located a " wine manu
faciory,",. . .. v; -
Another and more important matter is the pro
posed change in taxation. It is proposed first to
alter or increase the present tariff duties. Also,
to impose a tax on real estate, and on most
kinds of personal property. Our views on the'
subject of increased tariff fdues and also on real
: on personal property has not betore Deen proacn-
- - - -
ed. This subject of taxation is one on wnicn,
perhaps, there is more sensitiveness than on any
other, inasmuch as every man's pocket is more or
less disturbed by its -operation. And on no
question have, there been in other countries so
many diverse opinions or such heated debates,
which have resulted, in more than one instance,
In the downfall of a ministry. The whole subject
ought to be' canvassed thoroughly before a law is
enacted" which inay result in lasting damage to
the growth of bur commerce as well as our inter
nal prosperity. " -
In relation to duties we have before stated our
conviction that an equal increase , of,' duties . on
all importations is the only equitable course for
our legislators to pursue. The duty is now five
per cent.' If an immediate increase of revenue,
is sought, and an increased duty is resolved on,
let the rate be advanced to six, seven or eight per
cent, on all articles alike, that one branch of indus
try and trade may not be taxed for the benefit of
another. We know that there are many who
assert that free- trade is the only proper basis
on which a government should be conducted. We
do not believe that ours is one to which this rule
is applicable; but at the same time that we advo
cate a duty on imports, we contend that reaL
estate should also share in the taxation. v We do
not believe that the Legislature can fix on any
schedules of duties that will result in an increase
of revenue and at the same time promote the gene
ral interests of trade. We have shown in former
articles that there must necessarily be an increased
expense in collecting duties under a discriminate
scale, while the inducement to evade the tax will
also be increased.
We shall refer to property and personal taxa
tion in a future number. We have here adverted
to a few of the changes proposed, in order to call
public attention to them, and to the proceed
ings of the Legislature. It seems to be settled
that the new code is to be passed, and perhaps
become a law before the public are aware of its
provisions. For aught they know, it may change
our whole system of internal polity, and impose
on them unheard of usages. We hope our legis
lators in aiming to improve and amend, will not
overdo the mark, and leave the next Legislature
to repeal the hasty acts of this. A single act,
passed with good intent, may drive away all our
whaling fleet, as was the case at Tahiti in 1857.
A repeal of the obnoxious law there in 1858 has
had little or no effect in recalling them to a
harbor which has vastly superior advantages to
our own. " -.
The public have several times, during the past
two or three years, had their hopes of the intro
duction of inter-inland steamers disappointed.
On this account, little confidence was placed in
the reports which have been current for several
weeks that a contract to furnish a steamer actu
ally had been, or would soon be, signed. Until
something definite had transpired, we thought it
useless to raise hopes in the matter. Our co tem
porary, however, assumes as a fact what is still
undecided, and concludes that steam is at length
coming. . No contract to furnish a steamer has
yet been signed, nor are the terms of the contract
fully settled. The propositi to furnish a steamer
comes from a house which is undoubtedly fully
able to fullfil whatever it may contract for, and
we most ardently hope it may le successful,
and that we may soon be enabled to announce
the terms as settled.
We will take the occasion here to urge again
the importance of the introduction of steam, al
though every man w ho has seen the results of it
in the new States of California, Oregon and
Washington, cannot remain skeptical as to its
benefits. Perhaps our business men are in a
measure to blame, that we have not now regular
coasting steamers, for had they combined and
sought a charter, it might perhaps have been ob
tained. But they are not wholly to blame, for
no shrewd business men would bo found to risk
in an enterprise with the slightest prospect of
having it destroyed by opposition on the part of
government, as was the case in the towage under
the charge of Capt. Wright, who was compelled
to retire and sacrifice his capital to make way for
the government steaim r Pele.
' But chiefly the Ministry must bear the odium
of not exercising energy and decision in this
matter of introducing inter-island steamers.
They have had tbe matter in their hands for two
or three years. True, it required means and
money as well as energy. Had the measure been
placed in the hands of a Minister determined on
seeing steam introduced and the internal prosper
ity of the Kingdom thereby advanced, the means,
the money, and the steamer, instead of mere es
timates, would all have been forthcoming long
But we must deal with our present circum
stances. We are without strain, and we want it.
The government cannot or will not provide it with
public funds. A proposal comes up from a re
sponsible house to furnish it on reasonable terms.
All who have at heart the prosperity of the group
will say, secure the proposal on some terms. If
a monopoly ia asked, grant it, but at the same
time bind the parties to furnish all the steam re
quired by the trade and travel of the Kingdom,
or forfeit their grant. Only let us have another
trial of steamers, good seagoing propellers, not
moddled after that pioneer Akamai, or fitted up
with the rheumatic machinery of the West Point;
but staunch vessels, which can sail as well as
The idea that steamers will run off the coasters
is erroneous. They will increase travel and
trade, in which sailing vessels will . participate.
It has been so every where, and it will be so
here. One steamer, which is all that is proposed
to put on at present, cannot monopolize the trade,
and would probably cauBo a greater increase in
the trade and travel of the Kingdom than the
business she could do.
E57 At a meeting of the Hawaiian Medical Society,
held on the evening of December 8th, 1858, tbe fol
lowing resolutions were moved by Dr. Hillebrand and
unanimously adopted. ; ' .
Whereas, it has pleased Divine Providence to re
move from our midst, our brother T. C B. Rooke,
therefore, be it.
- Resolved, 1st. That we have learned with deep
sorrow and regret tbe sad news of the sudden and
unexpected death of our colleague Dr. T. C B. Rooke.
2d. That, in him, we have lost not only the Senior
Member of our Profession here, whose labors among
this people and community during his long residence
on these islands, have Becured for him an enduring
place in tbe memory of the Hawaiian Nation ; but,
also, a brother, whose strict sense of professional pro
priety in his relations to as, as well as to those en
trusted to his care, not less than his uniform kindness
and urbanity of manners, have won for him our
lasting esteem and respect. -
. 3d. - That we offer our warmest sympathy to the
afflicted w'dow and family of the deceased, and
' 4th. That a copy of these resolutions be published
in the Polynesian and Commercial Advertiser news
papers. R. W. Wood, M. D.
Chas. F. Orrnxoc, President.
: -:. .i.-Sw-rttnr, r," - "
An IjtPoaiAET Decision. In the Supreme Court,
yesterday morning, a decision was given by the full
bench in a matter in which some native tenants were
Plaintiffs, and their Landlord, or JTonohiM, Capt.
John Meek was the Defendant. The Plaintiffs claimed
that they were entitled under law, to pasture their
cattle, free of charge on the kula lands of the JTono
hiki. The decision, which we learn is a lengthy one,
is in " favor of the Defendant is respect to the prin
cipal point at issue. We learn that it wul be pub
lished at full in Saturday's PolytttianS ; " ,
They abb Passing Awat. Some days since, we
noticed a native funeral procession, which is quite
worthy of remark. Six coffins, containing the rjodies
of nearly a whole family, were at bne time, taken to
the cemetery of the Stone Church, at Kawaiabao, for
interment First came the hearse, with the remains
of the late J. Kekaulahao, who at the time of his
death, several years ago, was a Member of the House -,of
Nobles and Circuit Judge for the District of llono- i
lulu. Next was an ox carl, containing the coffins of
the following persons : a son of Kekaulahao; a young
brother of his ; a sister, the deceased wife of J. . Kape
na, present Circuit Judge; J, Kalili, former Circuit
Judge at Koolau, and cousin to Kekaulahao;. and
last. A. Kaina, the father of Kekaalahao. ' On top of
the cart sat Mr. Kapena, and following was a long
procession of natives, men and women, very respecta
bly, and some richly dressed in black. Arrived at
the cemetery, all six coffins were placed in one grave, '
which was first lined with mats, coarse ones first, and
next to the coffins a fine Niihau mat. ' Kaina's shoes
were than carefully placed at his feet, and, after the -usual
ceremonies, the whol i were covered up. -- First
was carefully spread a fine black silk kihei, or shawl ;
then a fine Niihau mat; next and last, several coarser
mats; after which the eaith was filled in, and the
funeral was over. -s ' - - .
' Kaina, one of the above deceased, was known for
years as one of our most expert coasting captains. An
anecdote is told of him by a resident, which will bear
repeating. Most of our readers will remember that
old mill-pond steamer, the Akamai, which ran as a
coaster among our islands, and the narrow escape she
had in the winter of 1854 (we believe) when she came
near being lost She left Lahaina for this port, .
deeply laden with freight and passengers, among -whom
were the late Judge Lee and his lady; and
Mr. Armstrong. It was a terrific K6na storm, such
as we have never had since, and tbe angry waves
would continually sweep over the decks of the boat,
causing her to strain and labor to such a degree that
scarcely one on board hoped to reach land in safety.
In passing Coco Head she barely escaped the break
ers under her lee, and though it was then 4 o'clock,
P. M., with a dark and fearful night before him,
with 'the' usual supply of fuel nearly exhausted,
Capt Light hall still headed for Honolulu. It was
between 9 and 10 o'clock that the little steamer ar
rived off the harbor, but it was so dark that the
chances of safely entering it were very small. It was
here that Kaina's skill as a pilot was shown. Stand
ing on the bow of the steamer and leaning his bead
over the rail, he listened closely to the deafening roar
of the surf, for it was only by the interruption of the
breakers that the entrance could possibly be indicated. '
Every passenger felt that his life rested on the skill
of the old sailor, for the entrance once missed, there
was no hope for the steamer and her freight of lives.
Kaina himself felt the responsibility that for the mo
ment rested on bun. When he found himself oppo
site to where the surf appeared to break less, he or
dered the helm to starboard, and as the steamer
passed close by the spar buoy, the thrill of joy that
caught the old man and from him went to every per
son on board, will never be forgotten by them. With
out him the chances were that the Akamai would
have been lost. "
. Locked Jaw. An instance of this disease occurred
a few days ago in this place. A native boy in the
employ of a foreigner, one day last week, ran a splin
ter into bis foot, which he thought a trifling matter
and took uo care of, running about as usual in the
wet and dirt The consequence was that he took cold
ia the wound, which, on Sunday, began to affect the
nerves of his jaw, so much so that he could neither
swallow nor speak, and on Monday morning, three
days after hurting his foot, he was dead. We re
member a course of treatment for similar cases in
America, in days of yore, which is very simple and
may be found of service where physicians are not at
hand. Immediately on receiving a wound, like the
puncture of a nail or a cut, in that part of either
the foot or the hand where the nerves concentrate,
procure a bucket of hot water, into which throw two
or three quarts of good hard-wood ashes. Stir well
and in ten or fifteen minutes temper with cold water
sufficiently to allow of immersing the wounded foot
Soak for half an hour and there will be but little dan
ger of subsequently taking cold or being attacked
with that dreadful complaint, tetanus.
Durham CattliC The Excel brought up from
Koloa, last week, two young bulls of this fine breed
of cattle. The animals are some six months old, and,
in color and symmetry, the very image of the sire
imported in the Vancouver some fouryears ago. We
are pleased to notice that our stock breeders are im
proving their herds by these fine animals. Not only
are they superior to the native breeds, for beef and
the dairy, but also for working-oxen. The few that
have been used as oxen have required little or no
breaking in, and, when kept under proper masters,
areas gentle as lambs. The Koloa plantation has
now five pure Durham cattle and about two hundred
half or three-quarters breed, mostly one and two
years old. But a striking peculiarity with the
cross breeds is, that In color and form they resemble
so closely the pure stock that a stranger would have
difficulty in saying which were pure. We hope our
grazing friends on Hawaii will introduce this breed on
that island, where there is plenty of room for im
provement. Wreck or the Whaling Brig Emma. This ves
sel, which has recently been fitted for sea, sailed yes
terday afternoon for a cruise on the California coast,
under command of Capt A. Tuttle. The wind was
from the S. W., squally and baffling. -In passing
Waikiki, the wind headed ber so close to the reef
(about half a mile distant) that it was deemed pru
dent to put her about In attempting it, the brig
missed stays, the wind having died away to a calm.
Both anchors, were let go, but owing to the
heavy swell on, both chains were parted.' Im
mediately on learning of the trouble, the steam
tug went, to her assistance, but after . having
parted a hauser, found it impossibleto . move her.
A boat's erew from IL B. M. Ship Calypso, lying ia
port, also went to the assistance of the brig, but,
owing to the heavy breakers, could render no aid.
About two o'clock this morning the brig bilged, and,
though she lies upright and apparently easy, there
is no prospect of saving her bull. Her boats, sails,
spars, masts, stores, and indeed everything but her
hull, will doubtless be saved if the weather continues
moderate for a day or two. The Emma was owned
at this port in shares of sixteenths, and cost about
$12,000, half of which will probably be saved. :
- Moke Guano Probably.) Tbe French bark Ad
miral, which arrived off this port from Havre on
Monday in ballast, sailed again the next day,' as is
supposed for Clipperton Island, which is located some
600 miles off Acapulco, in lat 10 28' N. and long.
109 19' W., according to Bowditch. It is supposed
that she has gone to procure a cargo of guano, and
is expected back in two or three months. An adver
tisement appears in this day's paper respecting Clip
perton Island. .
Personal. Among the passengers which arrived
from San Francisco per the Glimpse, were two Aus
trian scientific gentlemen, Capt Chas. Friesach and
W. Yaudry. The former is an astronomer, connect
ed with the Austrian frigate" .Ybrara. shortly ex--pected
at this port from China. These gentlemen in- -tend
making the tour of the Islands and are now on
Maui. They will probably join the frigate on ber ar
rival. ; .:' " .. ' .. ,.-
Cabinet Making in the Ochotsk. We saw at
Fox's cabinet maker's shop yesterday, a nice piece of
workmanship in tbe shape of a splendid koa secre
tary," made in the Ochotsk Sea this season, by the
carpenter of the ship Eliza Adams. . It must' have
required no small degree of patience, as well as a del-'
icato taste and skill, to execute such a job with the
appliances obtainable on ship board. - 'i , .
Sale or a Hcxjc. The hull of the old condemned
whale-ship, the John and Elizabeth, of New Lon-'
don, was sold at auction on Saturday last for 9690.
Mr. - White was the purchaser, who will, we learn,
break her up for firewood. The total sale amounted
toabout f 4,000.' : - ' Vl f ' J :
last June tbe foreign children of Honolulu presented
the infiint Prince of Hawaii with a little carriage,
a mark of their respect The half caste children at
the same time resolved to combine for the purpose of
paying their respects at tbe PaWy and makingan
appropriats present to the youthful, heir-apparent
A" Kahili was fixed upon as the most suitable present,
and it was resolved that, as emblematical of the, do
nors, it should be composed partly of foreign and
partly, of native materials. -The atAftV&ome twelve
feet in length. Is of Hawaiian wood, overlaid with
alternate gold and silver bands. The feathers---red,
topped with greenoccupy about a third of the staff.
Surmounting these is a miniature crown of solid gold.
Qn this handle is an engraved inscription, " Present
ed to the Prince of Hawaii, 1858.The whole has
a very rich yet chaste appearance, and will form a
beautiful and appropriate present to the young Prince,
coming, as it does, from his youthful cotemporaries,
who may yet live under the reign of Kamehameha
V. may .that day be far distant ; The goldsmith's
work of the staff was executed in San Francisco, un
der the direction of Mr. David Flitner, and cost, we
understand, about $300. The feathers were pro
cured here, and the entire cost of the Kahili will be
omethinir over 400. The day for presentation is not
yet fixed, but will probably take place in a week or-
two. - - . ;.. . .': f t .
' Broke Jail Last Tuesday morning about three
o'clock, three deserters," confined in the lock-up in
the rear of the Station House, with the aid of knives
which had been passed to them by some one from the
adjacent premises, eut a hole in the side of the build
ing and made, their escape. They were however,
caught by the police by daylight, and again locked
ud. Two others, who were in the same room, failed
in getting out for the reason that the hole was not
large enough to allow of their egress.
The Next Mail. There seems to be some doubt
about the return of the Fanny Mijor. The proba
bility is that she will not return, and that the Yan
kee will be the first packet in. The latter vessel left
here the 18th of November, and, if she arrived over
by the 5th of Dec, would probably sail for this port
again from the 15th to 18th, and may be looked for
about Jan. 1. It is possible some clipper may touch
at this port before that' -
From IIilo. By the Oregon we have advices to
Dec. 10. The ships in port at that date were : Dan
iel Wood, Midas, Alice Crazier, Montezuma and
Washington Allston. The Adaline was lying off
and on. The Allston would sail for New Bedford di
rect, with a full cargo, on the loth inst.
Correspondence of the Pacific Commercial Advertiser.
Ma. Editor : In your Journal of November 4th,
your readers had the pleasure (?) of reading a com
munication from your correspondent "Hilo," in
which the writer after a very sensible half column or
so relating to landings, harbors, coasters, &c,"
frantically calls for a " steamer," and then like an
old horse after the good is out. of him, "goes to
grass," seemingly with the philanthropic idea of bene
fiting the "graziers, paniolas,. and mares of Oa.hu."
I wonder if the writer is insane enough to think they
will follow his advice. . 'Tis good though and entitles
him to their gratitude. I would suggest aa an appro
priate testimonial on their part that they present him
on his next trip to Honolulu with a cart load of his
favorite kukaepuaa. But while this " old horse" is
' at grass" he cannot help showing that the vicious-
ness is not all worked out of him, for he gets so high
on his favorite kukaepuaa, which he prefers to clover
that he kicks up his heels with malicious intent to
annihilate his unfortunate neighbor Hamakua. Hear
what he says : " A native the most expert cattle thief
in Hamakua, (that I am aware is saying a good deal
where there are so many foreigners.") Then again
he says, "Mr. Editor, do you know anything of
Hamakua, Hawaii. Talk of Coventry, Texas or even
II , they are places of paradise compared with it"
The writer evidently means by " II- ," either
Honolulu, Hilo, or some other "H ." .. The one
is supposed to be most uncomfortable dry and the
other is known to be most uncomfortably wet not
much choice. Then again he says, " if you have a
character in Honolulu whose room is iniispensible to
the welfare of the city, just Hamakua him."
Now, Mr. Editor, we do hope when Hdo comes to
Honolulu, that our friends will remember his advice,
and Hamakua him. According to his account,
we are a desperate set; but we won't lynch him. We
only want to look at him ; we have plenty of kukae
puaa grass (which we find most capital feed to keep
stock, poor, on) and we will tie him out with a long
rope. We live in an out of the way place where there
is seldom anything new or strange, so that it would
be a perfect god-send to our kamalWs to see the
" crittur" ruminate, and watch the " small empcri-
cal lights which he kindles at the tail end.'' .
But seriously, Mr. Editor, and I think your readers
will agree with me, it is . most unjust for Hilo, be
cause he has had the misfortune to be thrown in con
tact with oattle thieves, and to be acquainted with
the refuse of a district (which acquaintance might
perhaps be explained by the bid proverb " birds of a
feather flock together") to insult that whole district
in which there may be respectable people whom he
does not know. No one will pretend to deny that
there are plenty of cattle thieves in namaua. There
would be more in Hilo were the wild cattle as conve
nient, for the simple reason that there are more peo
ple there; I -'will not say foreign residents." It is
not stmuge that there should be cattle thieves where
the temptation is so great and the laws so weak, and
so weakly enforced as they are on Hawaii. The
graziers at Waimea have formed themselves into a
body for mutual protection, and are determined,, if
something is not done quickly to put an end to the
farce called J ustice, as there dispensed to cattle
stealers, to call Judge Lynch to their aid. The evil
has gone on bo long that it will take something not
much short of hanging half a dozen to put a stop to
it Government alone is a loser of some thousands by
it ' But I have left poor Hamakua to the mercies of
that old horse who has his ears laid back for another
kick; so I will just say in conclusion, that any writer
tor a I'uDiic Journal wno wantonly insults .a whole
community in order to vent his spleen aeainst a
few, merits the indignation and contempt of not only
tiamau.ua out an lovers or Justice. .
Hamakua, Hawaii, Nor. 20, 1858. - - -
Mr. Editor:' Having been an inmate of the
Home for the past few days, it fell to my lot to hear
a great deal of conversation among American seamen
and others sailing under the American flag, about
their being many of them) ill-treated on board their
ships in various ways, and swindled on being paid
off, &c, &o. Tbey complain also, that they seldom
succeed in getting redress at this place. I beg to sug
gest that the Trustees of the Hqme, or some other
benevolent individuals, furnish the Home with suffi
cient books on Maritime Laws to instruct seamen in
their duties and rights in every particular; and also
in the duties, rights, authority, &e., of masters and'
owners. In these matters the sailor needs to be en
lightened. . A body of freemen may be oppressed,
but sufficiently enlightened, never. Jonathan.
ii , ,' .- . -!
Mr. Editor : Much is said in private conversa
tion, by both the friends and foes of the Hawaiian
Nation, relative to the decrease of the population of
these Islands I mean the native race. It is gene
rally believed that the action 4 is fast diminishing
in numbers, and is tending, so far as the Hawaiians
are concerned, to extinction. ' The friend of the
native race are slow to realize the above fact Still,
when truth-telling statistics are placed before them,
they are forced tb believe that it is verily so.- ' '
With your' permission," I will give the statistics of
the schools in a region where I have -been acquainted
the last 21 years. v I regard the decrease of the pupils
in the Public Schools as a fair index to tbe diminish,
ing of the population in any district, or section of the
Islands. Y1- -V i. h - ."
Nam or Lisna, ' " Vcrru r 1S4S. -
Kalalau, 20 ...
Haeoa to Lnmahai, 5
---i Wall to Hanalei...... .125
. ,Kaiihikai and Kanhiwai,.36
. Kilauea to Papa,. .....$
Pilaato Maloaa,.. SO...
Anahula, .83 .".
- 10, i ,
. .23 . , .
. s. . . . !. . . C
......19 . ;
- E. J.
Waioli, Kanai,' Dec, 10858.
r. UprSJB OF BBPBEJ5XTATlTBi , '
C - 'T. Wednesday, Deo. 8.
' A communication was received from the Minister
of Foreign Relations, submitting sundry 0pies of his
reports as Secretory at War, having in , hage the
bureau 6 public works, and as Minister ofToteiga
EelatuinsThe appendW tt the Iatter;was not.en
' tirely: printed.. fThv Reports Fere. ferred to the
-proper eWmmittees Ths order of. the day. was. then
takeafup in eommittee of the whole. TMs was'ths
' bill introduced by Mr. Low,' the member; rqrHarni-'
kua,V" For the protection of graziers." 'After a short
discussion it was referred' to the Committee on the
The House then resumed the consideration of th
Civil Code, Title VL, " Of the'Administration of Gov
ernment" . Mr. Chamberlain objected to the provision placing
the po wer in the hands of the Minister of the Interior
to incur a debt on the order of the Kin; m Council,
not to exceed the sum of $60,000, for the purohaseof
lots, wharf sites, erection of .government buildings,
"etc. . Mr. C. thought it gave too much power to the
..Followed by Mr. Kaumaea in his .'usual energetio
style, on the same 'side. ! " ' ' "
Mr,. Robertson explained. - Under the law of 1846,
the Privy Council was constituted a Treasury Board,
and unlimited power was given that body to carry on
..all treasury business as tbey might think proper.
They bad also under existing; laws the power to par
chase lands, &c. The. power ' contemplated in the
present section was a necessary one, and was wisely
. restricted. There were times when government could
purchase property and materials at cheap rates, which
opportunity, if delayed until the next- session of a
legislature; would be lost An opportunity might
occur to purchase a steamer for inter-island trade,
although Mr. R. did not think this section would
cover that point There were many necessities that j
were afterwards made apparent, but which were not
often foreseen by the Legislature. ' Reverted to the
fact that the annual appropriations had for several
years exceeded the revenue in amount
After some further discussion, the subject was post
poned until to-morrow, when the Committee rose, and
the House adjourned. I . -
Thursday, Dec 9. .
. A communication was received from the Foreign
Office transmitting further reports.
On motion of MrJ Sheldon, Article 15, relating to
impost duties, was referred to the Commitee on Fi
nance. The schedules are left blank, and the object
in referring to the Committee on Finance was to give
them an opportunity to consult with the Chamber of
Commerce of Honolulu and other leading merchants.
before the subject comes before the House.
On motion of Mr. Chamberlain, the hour of meet
ing every day was fixed at 11 o'clock.
ORDER Or THE DAT. ,
The consideration of the Civil Code was resumed in
committee of the whole. '
At the end of section 41, under discussion yester-
uiy, Mr. Robertson moved to add the words : Pro
vided, however, that no portion of the amounts ap-
- propriated by the Legislature for specific objects, shall
be used for the purposes herein mentioned. Also to
limit the amount to S30.000. .
By Mr. Chamberlain: also, that all appropriations
under this section shall be subject to the subsequent
approval of the Legislature.
Mr. Robertson said that this last 'would . have the
effect of defeating the entire object of tbe law.
Mr. Austin moved to strike out the section entirely.
The amendments were rejected, 15 to 7, -and the
section was stricken out, 14 to 8.
In section 42, giving the Minister of the Interior
the power to sell or lease government lands, Mr. Ka-
lama moved to insert : Excepting, however, the
wharf and other lota of Waikahalulu."
Opposed by Messrs. Robertson, Chamberlain, Shel
don and Richardson, who said that an attempt to
lease these lots had failed last May; a great deal of
money, had been laid out on their construction ; if
this restriction was carried and became a law,' how
was government ever to get back their outlay ? Not,
at all events, by offering them at lease, said Mr. Rob
ertson. ' ... .. . ' .
Mr. Kaauwaepaa said the reason the project of leas
ing did not succeed was that the upset price was too
high. " - . ,
Mr. Kaumaea, in his usual eloquent style, opposed
giving government the authority to selL
The motion to amend was lost, 17 to 5, and the 1st
article was passed. .--.'
, -Article 2d. In this the principal provisions regu
lating the coasting license are fixing- the price at
$25, with a bond of 500. The penalty for having
spirits, etc., on board which have not paid duty is
fixed at from 850 to $1000. - - j
.The license for wholesale of goods, wares and mer
chandise $100; retail do, $50; plantation do, $25.
The penalty of forfeiting conditions of tbe bond (same
as in the old laws) $500, or imprisonment not ex
ceeding six months. ; -.
The sections providing for peddling licenses were
discussed at length, Mr. Hoilister objecting that the
numerous peddlers on Kauai kept the natives in debt
He moved to strike out alfin regard to peddling li
censes. . - f
After an hour's discussion, In which several mem
bers from remote districts objected to the motion on
the ground that peddlers were wi th them a convenience.
-the motion was lost, 13 to 9, and the sections were
passed, when the Committee rose, and the House ad
journed. : J r i
. s - Friday. Dec 10. s
. - , PtrmoNS. - .
From Palu, of Waialua, for $25, for carting lum
ber from Honolulu to-Waikakalau, in 1856, at the
instance of the Superintendent of Public Works.
TUferred hack to the member to present to the Min
ister of the Interior. - -
j. REPORTS OP COMMITTEES,
Mr. Chamberlain, from the Committee on the Ju
dioiary to whom was referred the Bill for the pro
tection of Graziers, reported a substitute ' entitled.
"An act for the prevention of Larceny of Domestic
Animals.' Ordered for Monday. . -
By the same, from the same Committee, an Act
for the suppression of the Hula," declaring such ex-
nibitions a common nuisance.. Ordered for Tuesday,
. : RESOLUTIONS. - '
- By Mr. Kalanipoo, that the sum of $100 be insert
ed in the appropriation bill,' for the erection of .a
lourt House at KooIauDokc ' - . ... .
... . , . je . . .
ORDER OP THE DAY. . ' '
. In committee of the whole, the consideration of the
Civil Code was resumed, -
The provisions relating to Auctioneers was read.
- By section 73 of these it wait provided that there
should not be more than three Auctioneer's licenses
in Honolulu, the consideration for which shall be
such as the Minister of the Interior may direct ; not
however, to exceed 2 per cent on the nett pales. "
" After a short discussion, the limit of per centage
was reduced to 1 per cent ' -
In section 75, providing thai executors, adminis
trators, guardians, aheriffii, Ate., should be allowed to
- sell at auction by virtue of their appointment as such,
Mr. Chamberlain moved to strike eut, so that the
regularly licensed Auctioneers be the only ones to
make such sales, under direction of said executors,
. Mr. Robertson ,' moved to' amend' by striking-oot
only the words " executors, administrators and guar
dians," which was agreed to, and the sections were
passed. ; ' -; V,
" Spirituous Liquors at wholesale and retail pro
vides that the -price f a 'wholesale- license shall be
$100 'per' annum The other regulations ai the
same as in the old laws." with the exception that" the
license is forbidden to sell to any subject of Hjs Ma-
jesty, ' Retail dealers to pay $1000 per annum
M: . Tl -. t'lj . - - '
Aivcuaw, nnu am lurumueu 10,811 10 Subjects Of the
King. O'ther. regulations the same aa in eld laws,
with the exception" that the regulations in regard to
native females oongregatin; at the' drinking houses
are very stringent" 7 - '; .' "
Mr. Kalama moved to insert, a prevision that no
native of tbe kingdom shall be allowed to take out a
spirit licensee V v .-.
Mr. Kaauwaepaa wanted to knew how, under the
cognised by law, than were allows i
jecta, Instanced foreign countries k
always given to native-born subject., 'tfM
foreigner the privilege. of selling spiriiN
license, by what pretence can you tt!
privilege to natives. - HtJ
Mr. Kaumaea drerj) a picture of wW 1
quencea wouiu ue u a native
TT 11 i.-
spin i. Axe wuuua ie rorever sampl'm,
and would be his own best customs a. I
" " -x fwjrij i
- . i:t.
natives were uui uu iureigners, capatj,
n thomoAlvM and malrina ... .-
"6 , s wuuej cut j)
thin? aa liouor. .
o I .
.' The amendment waa carried,- and n
passed, leaving the restrictions ia regvj k
BUOjecTS tue name as in iue oiu law.
The next section, 75, forbidding the ttl, l
sale dealers in quantities of less that 5 rii'l
suojeci oi sals iaj0Ty ; .nr. namberliin.
I . a TT- If,! l t s-m .
movea to insert - any native subject " r
after a short discussion,-16 to 7. Tht &
wholesale license was altered from $100 to t.)
Sec. 79. Retail spirit licences for Iloncla
the price fixed at $1000 no license to U r,J
a native subject .:
n on T . . t. i . . t , .
oec. oo. . tn tue matter oi oona lor a tpiru 1
it was provided that no native can becomti J
Aa jour nea. y- -
',;. ' ' ' . Satteiut, h
. By Mr. Kenui, that $250 be inserted in
priation bill for a bridge in Lahaina.
ORDER 0 THE DAT.
' The House went into committee on the d;
On. motion of Mr. Robertson, the 74th J
respecting auctioneers, was re-consiJeroi,
moved to re-insert the words "adminUtrvJ
ecu tors and guardians. He remarked tint it
districts, and in sales of small estates, it
hardship tb be obliged to get an auctioneer
longdistance The motion was carried.
Mr. Sheldon moved to add at the end of tl,,
the words " excepting, however, sales mad
executor, administrator or guardian, in tb
Honolulu." Negatived. .
Sec 83. Providing that liquor shops aha.
between the hours of 10 on Saturday even!
on Monday morning ; and shall not sell
o'clock on any night.
- On motion of Mr. Austin, the words "
time he shall close his place of business'
after "ten o'clock "
Sec 86. The name of the bouse, street, i;
mentioned in the license ; also, there ih
more than one bar or place for selling t
license. - - - -;-' .
The sections relating to hotels and ri
houses were taken up and passed. Tbe
are the same as those of the old laws ujws-J
Mr. Manini gave notice of a bill to cup
Minister of the Interior to grant the wt of ,
building to the Honolulu Rifles as an Aro-f
journed. .. .
....... V. MOKDAI.k'
. By Mr. Kupakee from South Kona, thu j
era of illegitimate children be punished, j
.u:vi i;. a ! v w.-.... l
VUilVA Ul Mill, Wl O IOW KV JICCUl UQ9,
vessels engaging in the coasting trade, m '
Vui OSUVn va laaar T? i i 1M if Via If 4a tvaa a,
. By Mr. Chamberlain, from some fbDR
itants of Waialae, for a new mail route.
By Mr. Richardson, from HonuauU, fori
tion of sundry taxes and the abolition
others; that persons who have arrived it ti
ll ft y years be exempt from the school tax; i
merators who do not do their duty ftiuJ
honestly be deprived of their pay, and u
$50 each; that all who fail to pay thesctxi
tax be made to work on the public ircpr
Referred. . - ' '
By Mr. Nuuhiwa, that $200 be set ipd
Appropriation Bill for tbe erection of Ctrl
in Hanalei, Kauai. Referred.
.By Mr. Kaaawaepsa. tlrat vactk mrafr-
House be furnished with a copy cf the C
Laid on the table.
' Mr. Robertson gave notice of intention!!
. a bill to amend the 13th chapter of the Vd
OEDEK Or THE DAT.
Mr. Law's bill to prevent the Larceny of
read a second time and taken up in coma:
whole. This bill makes the theft of tr;
bores, sheep, ass, mule, goat, hog, or oti
punishable by imprisonment alone no fi
ceived. ' - '
On motion, the words, "or any other
were stricken out, and the word "deer'V.
and tbe bill was further amended by limit
plication to property not exceeding $100
The bill was then ordered to be engrossed
The House then resumed the consideiv
Civil Code in committee.-'
Sec. 94 to 98. "Keepers of Billiard !i
Bowling Alleys. The same provisions k
law. Adopted. .
Sec 99 to 103. " Venders of opium
son o us drug." ' Gives a license for 40 w
to regularly qualified physicians and ujr'
Sec 104 to 107. " Regulating the u
A license to sell awa in less quantities thu
to be granted by the Minister of the Inri
discretion; the government to receive H
proceeds, and one-third each to co to tr
and the vendor; the latter to sell to bono
who have a certificate from a physicist.
' hour's discussion, the whole subject of t
ferred to a special committee for
' - V ... , Tcismt,
. Mr. Kupakee gave notice that to-mor'
introduce a bill to amend the 27th ei'l
Jenal Code " ' -
. Br Mr. KaauwaeDaa. that the sum
inserted in tbe Appropriation Bill for n
entrance of Hon ol ulu h arbor. fUferrta
By Mr. Sheldon, that no member apeti
, ten minutes at any one time, nor dor
upon any one subject; unless by penci?
House ' .
This resolution was strongly oppo
Kalama and ; Kamaipelekane. the a1
moved to lay on the table. Carriedi t
nays all the native members, except J"
son. votintr ave. and all the foreign nM
Mr. Robertson, according to preioai
hia hill .a.l 19 rf IMP,
- . ,v i u vuatvw,
Amends the last clause of section 4 of:
read as follows . ' ''
14 Whoever ommiU aduttrry shall be paw
$30, or, in default of tbe pavm-nt of sud fiM f
at hard labor for four naotna.'
The former provision read eight mos'
ment ; . N: .. '.
The seventh section (in regard to fow
amended in the same respect to read f 1
priaonment instead of four.
The bill was ordered to a second reK
row. '. - ',,....
' ' V : " OBDEB OT TBS DAT.
? The bill for tbe suppression of tb
elaring the same a common nuisance, ""j
gaged la it amenable to the penalty w
was taken wn In committee of the wb
Messrs. Kaauwaepaa and Kahai
lulu oppoeed the bill. Not oaly dJ u
at the ubertv of the subject, but it j
asmuch as the general word " hula'
manv kinds of amusement :
a.fa Pnluarfaia Sn a. .a. tha. time d
jnoved to refer to a select Committee.
Messrs. Kalama. Hitchcock and Kami r.
appointed the Committee. , I
; , The act to prevent the larceny of n
thrnl-nnd final Marina .
; On a suspension of the Rales, Mr- 1
dtfeelTtbill giving the Mmiwter
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