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Tw ra arrived, wHh her usual regularity, on Saturday
U, brtoytaja Bd frsJfbc aad panamgir list, and U malls
frooi CfiforeU mod the East. Tha commercial news by this
U almost huiro of interest. Th bark had kft
woifarllaaoluhi on the 8 th of November with a fall cargo,
mbracinjth araal awortnient. The Polynesia, bavins; re.
faired, kid sailed a-ala fur this port via San Francisco, where
he wiS discharge the greater part of her cargo. The Saekem
" barh, Jast offiu stocks of approved oonetractioa, and
e hssje rumi to look for ber in 135 days from the date of ber
sailing. ' -
Tk Yankee brings aa freight. a general assortment, of which
COO M alUceioi and lot o: empty barrels appear to be the prin
cipal aniens, or M feast, the Baoat balky. By aa item copied
bdov, we karn that the bark Fanny Major and ship John
Marshall, ttftly rmpJoyd oat of this port, hai been sold. The
above vessesj are to be employed In the Oregon him ber and pro-
ao tra a nastaiss wbirh b attractm to Itself a targ sod
superior das of vessels vastly asore eostry sud capacfoas thaa
t aoa taawawsy im mm km that trade bat a law rcara . w.r.
By a, notice la oar advertising ooiamns, It will be seen that the
oM-etabttabed Ana of B. Coady Co. eeased with the rlose of
the year. During the eisht year K was in existence, it was ooe
of the hading shipping bowses tn Hmotnhi. ahrsys maintaining
a high, credit wherever it was known. The dissolution was
canard by the death ef the senr partner, which occurred last
scanner. 'Cat. P. S. Wiltox, a another of the hue Arm, and a
JCentlrmeo tn rrery respect onaQfied the tmdet taking;, win
eontiuae the badness, the only change beiog In the name of the
The whaiaehip Orosimba, Capt Pease, of New Be.lfbr.1, re.
tariMtaperton the 1st, leaking 300 strokes an boor, baring
bern absent, only 10 or 12 days. This vessel, although nnder
the care ef an axperteuced and careful master, has been particu
larly anfortooate since fearing Xew Bedford in the summer of
187. Soon after sailing from that port abe waa found to fcak
badly, and r.scad to retora aad repair.. She sailed again, but
off Cape Ilam sprang aleak and pot into Tafeahuaoo, where she
repaired and sailed again in March, ISM, Ibr the Ochotsk. On
cornier, Into prrt here last fan It waa bond neressary to make
farther repairs, as she still leaked. The 0 dztotse is fifty-Are
years old, baring been built la the year 1303, but has been in
active arrvtra,' and has always had the reputation of being a
Veaaela Expected rrwni Fwrelxm Porta.
Am sch Yaquero. Newell, is fully doe from Melliourne.
Am clipprr bark Sachem, Atkins, sailed from Boston Nor. 8,
in neroe uo.s line or Packets.
Am bark Melita, Pollys, is due from Kamacbalka via 8an
British brig Emma sailed from Liverpool, Ang 23, for Fraser
Ktver via noooium.
From London, almut Jan IS, ship Scotsman, for Fraser Birer.
Ships Pbantome and Queen were advertise-l to Ware LomUn
5hip Pixarro would probably leave Urerpod, Oct. 1, for Hono
tola, to R. C. Janion.
From Bremen, in all January, clipper brig Kobala, Corsra, to
fit for whaling, by Iloffsehiaeger te. Stapenhorst
From Bremen, early in March, clipier brig Aloha, to lit for
wnaung, oy uoosctuaeger c etapennorst.
Am. brig Angeoett, 233 tons, Stndley, failed from New Bed
ford August 5. fur this port.
Am. schooner Matil-la, Penhallotr, sailed from New London
lor uonoiuiu July l. Keported at Kio Sept. Is.
Am. ship Modern Times, of II. A. Pierce's Line of rackets
left Boston for Honolulu, ria Tahiti, August a.
For Kacai per Kxcet, Dee. 816000 feet lumber. 90 brls
salt, 20 deck passengers, 00 empty casks, 60 bundles shingles,
1 box machinery, 2 barrels cmerit, 1 try-pot, 2 barrets na
tire produce, 2 bills sand, 6 es mdse.
From Min per Maria, Jan 824 enrds flrewnod, 25 barrels
sweet potatoes, 1400 gallons oil casks, 26 turkeys, 16 kegs butter,
l4 sugarcane, banara, Ac
Ob account oCtte ccimnucc of the holidays test week, (In
creased fifty per cent, this year by the appointment of thanksgir.
tag day right In the midst of them) buttons has been somewhat
Interrupted of hue, but we think a fair trade has been done, and
we are glad to note a better feeling in the market.
Then lave bora some large traoeactiunsex 5yrra,bat we are
anabie to report theta tar reasons which bare been sufficiently
erpUioed before ia similar rases. Oar quutaOons this week
therefore are rather brieC
SCGAK The market ia unchanged a fair supply in ageota
hands, and demand limited.
COFFFF Bmall pa reels of the Koaa crop continue to arrive,
and meet ready safe I the price has averaged about 13c b 14c
SHTX0LES Continued Importations have stocked the market,
tkocks ia aO hands awl amount to over 600 M ; Jobbing rates
have slightly receded.
SALT There have been no transactions for some time In
Island coarse. We see the article quoted at $18 ia the San
BCTTEB The supply of domestic has been cut off by the In
terruption in the arrival of coasters, and it has been almost im
possible to procure it. A continuance of fciir weather will re
store regularity to our coasteri, and furnish a supply.
FTKEtrOOD lias been in snort supply fur some weks, and
safe hte been readily made from wharf at 11 to f 13 a cord.
From 8 as Faasctsro per Tankee, Jan 1, 1859 Mr J C
Pfl operand wife. Mrs. J. W. Bmwn, Miss Mary IV. Brown,
Master Fred. kf. Brown, MUs Ruwena Granice, Mrs. U. Kemo.
nee. Caps. E. B. Hooper. CapC J. L. Lambert, John Traner,
C. W. Morton, Thos. J. Cummins. Win. Coc k. B. Jackson.
Fmm J abves Islasd per Josephine Dec 31 Dr Q P Judd,
From Man per Maria, Jan. S Capt Jas Vakee and two
daurbtera, Miss Lrwers. Mr Wentsel, F A Oudioot, Peter Dog.
' For Lah aixa per Kamoi, Dee 31 U U Oilman, A O Forties
and lady, Mrs Baldwin, W 11 Pease, E Chamberlain, C 8 Bar
tow, and JO on leek.
At his residence, in Honolulu, Dec. 30, Bt D. Cosklix
late 1st officer of ship Cincinnati, about 44 years of age.
In Honolulu. Dec, 30. of disease of the heart, Stlvestcb Ed-
WAaoe, colored, aged about 29 years a native of Bridgeport,
PLACES OF WORSHIP.
feamrm't Bttktl Bev. Samuel C. Damon, Chaplain King
street, near the Bailors' Il-ane. Preaching on fundari at
11 a. a. and 7 r. a. Seats free. Sabbath School after
the morning services.
Forf Strett Ckureh Corner of Fort and Beretania Streets.
Bev. K. Corwtn, Paster. Preaching on Sundays at 11 a. a.
and 74 r. a. Sabbath School meets at 10 a. m.
MtCkoditt F. pise opal CAarce Nuuanu avenue, corner of Tutui
street Kev. rfhn 31 H. lay, PuMi. Preaching on Sundays
at ll a M ami ,i r.H.
King'$ Chapel King street, above the Palace Ber. E. W
tlark rtnr. rervicea, in Hawaiian every bunday at
t A. a. ao. . r. a.
Smitk't Church Bretanla Street, near Ntiuanu Street
Kev. LoweD fntith latnr. Services, In Hawaiian, every
unlay at 10 s. x. and i r. a.
Catholic church rt strveu near Beretania street under the
chsrye of Ru Kw. Ilisliop Maiirret, asuined y Able
M'xleste. Srrrices every Sunlay at 10 A. M. and 2 r u.
SJX FRJXC1SCO MARKETS.
Our advices from that port are op to the 20th ulliroc The
market is reported aa hearily supplied with most kinds of goods,
aad of some staple articles large quantities are bow on the way
. FLOCK Prices hare declined fully 25e to 60c f bbU Do-
aieeUc aaoted $i 60&$a 96, and $10 for extra.
8COA8. Stock very heavy. A choice article of Sandwich
Islands, in ht bbla, has been sold as high as 11 c; some 11.000
lbs have been dispmed of at a range of 9i3rllfC, according to
uahgr. Ia Sew Orleans we note sales of 200 hf bbls good qual
ity in lots. stlll-?llc
MOLAS3K8 A.YD SrBCP Sale by auction of 10 bbU Sand
wich Inland Molasses, at 30c ; 10 do do Syrup, SC.
COFFER 100 bags Bio. sold at 13c
SALT 40 tons Sandwich Islands, sold at $13.
CA.Y0LES 30 bxs Ball's, sold at auction, at 19ic
UM BEB Redwood Boards have ruled dull all through this
season, as compered with last; they are worth now about $23
whofesaie and jobbing at $2X Prices f.ir asserted cargoes Hum
boldt and Paget Sound are hieher : we quote $22 50f$23.
OIL There ia no stock of Whale Oils in first hands and we
are without transactions to report t dakrs and manufacturers
are wet! supplied and doing the usual business; Linseed rem sins
dull and little inquired for; Sperm, $1 2- Tolar, 60g'52fc.
PCLr Ouoted atl2ei4?.
FK.EI0DT3 A.TD CHARTERS Ship Alice Thomdlke, 847
tnom, to toad at eVabeck. Puget Sound, with Lumber, to Aus
tral'a, at $18 M ; ship Asa Eldrirfge, 1173 tnos, to load Gu
ano at fXde Li land for the United States, at $10 hf ton.
SALES OF VESSELS Within the fortnight closing the Amer
iran ship John Marshall, 321 tons, 24 years old, with invento
ry, $8,000 ; the American hark Fanny Major. 226 tons, 8 rears
M. with Inventory, $0,800 the British schooner Island Queen,
jiv rons, lo ears oi fat aartlon) lor 83423. and the American
bark What Cheer, 334 tons, 7 years old, with inventory, on pri
vate terms. All (be above mentioned vessels, wiib theexcep
tino of the ImuI Qoeen. have been bought for employ tn the
Coast Lumber Trade. Mmmttlt Register.
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C. S. BAKTOW, Esq.
L. L. TOKBEUT, Eu.
MaJkawao, . Maui
San t'raHcisco, Cat
Cape J. WORTH.
Capt. J AS. A. LAW.
TIMS. II. PARIS, Esq.
Dr. J. W. SMITH.
L. P. FIsUKR, Esq.
LATEST DATES, recoireel at Iki Oaace.
aa I'ranciKM. Dec 20
Panama, 3. J. ....... Nov. 30
New Vorc Nor. 20
fndoo . .. . .. .... ..Nor. 10
Paris...: Nor. 8
HongkoDK. . . ...... ..A ag. 28
Melbourne, Tic Sept 25
Tahiti Nov. 10
For as'Fb txitsco per Tankee, aboct 15th Inst.
For LaaAisa per Maria, to-day.
For b AC At per Kxcel, Friday.
POXLT OP IIOIJOI.TJI.TJ. H. J.;
Dec 08 As
clipper brigantins Josephine, Stone, 10 ds from
jarres uiamt, wun on tons gusno.
50 Russian ship Kaaachatka, Juaeliua, 24 ds ftn Sitka,
en mute to Rnsia.
31 Am wb bk Midas, Tslhnan, An Ililo.
Airt I Am bk Tankee, mith, 10 days fm ran Fraaeiaeo, with
the U. B. mails.
1 Am wb sh Orosnnbo, Prase, fm sea, leaking.
4 V-h Maria, Moiteno, ftn Maui.
5 Sch KaJaara. Waters, fm Hikx
h fdi Kanaoi, Cbadwick. fm Labaiua.
, Seh kogni, Antonio, fan Kauai.
6 Marmokwal, from Hilo.
Dee CO Sch Excel, Antonio, for Kanai.
SI ch Moikdke. Hall, for Kahnmf.
?1 eVh Kamoi, Cbadwick, for Lahalua.
SI Sch Kekauluobi, Marcbant, ftw Kona.
Jaa 1 Am w sh Tybee, Fn-eman, to crnie.
I Am bark Friendship. Carium. for Teekalet.
1 Sch Mary, BerriU. i Kawaihae.
4 Am ship Eliza Adams, Thomas, to cruise-
4 Am ship Empire, Kaxaeil. to cruise.
4 Sch Warwick. r Lahaioa.
6 Am ship Carolina, Harding, to cruise westward.
77 URSDA Y, J A XUAR Y C.
Now that the shipping season is over and the
holidays gone by, the publie may Snd leisure and
inclination to inquire what the Legislature i
doing. The lower House has Itcen in session
since the first of December, and has passed some
four hundred sections out of the fifteen hun
dred of which the Civil Code consists. At this
rate of progress at least two months longer will
be required to complete the consideration of the
Code alone ; besides which there will be the ap
propriation bill and a number of outeide measures
to come up, which will take up time, and we
may safely reckon upon three months longer sit
ting at an expense to the treasury of nine or ten
thousand dollars. This seems a large sum to be
devoted to law making in a country like this, and
more especially when our limited means are con
sidered. But the work must be done, and the
sooner the better. It is, however, a subject of
regret that the lower House is not formed of dif
ferent materials. As it is, some of the honorable
gentlemen seem determined to throw every obsta
cle in the way of progress. Most extraordinary
objections are raised and frivolous grounds are
taken apparently for the sole object of making
debate, and frittering away the time ; and when
it is remembered tba't every day the House sits, it
Costs the country $108, we do not wonder that
the Speaker, burdened as he is with other duties.
has resigned his thankless position. Although
: the House was induced to adopt the ten minute
rule, that has not as yet appeared to have tho effect
of curtailing debate upon the bimplest proposi
tions. We would suggest as a means of expedi
ting business, that whenever a chapter or article
is brought up, some one of the members who
were on the Joint Committee point out the new
features, if any, and that such only be considered
in detail, while those portions which are simply
repetition of the old laws be passed in bulk. In
connection with this subject, we are pleased to
see that the House, on Tuesday last, voted to
meet twice a day hereafter, thus evincing a dis
position to expedite the business of the sow ion.
A few days ago that part of the New Code re
ferring to the Department of Foreign Relations
came before the Houee, and that body passed it
over rather coolly with a simple reading, in the
native version. Whether this arose from con
tempt of the office, was meant as a slight to the
incumbent, or whether they believed him and his
official routine to be perfection, does not appear.
But a very important .change from the present
law relating to foreigners entering the kingdom
was noticed and some of the members very nat
urally considering it absurd, and liable to prove a
serious annoyance to the traveling public, as well
as adding a little too much authority and promt
nenee to the Minister, opposed its passage. It
was referred to a select committee, who will prob
ably report on it to-day.
Section 433. Every Minister. CoromiKsioner. or Consul of the
Hawaiian islands, in any foreign country, may, nnder his offi
cial seal, grant passports to the subjects or citizens of the nation
to which he is accredited, entitling them to enter this kingdom;
provided always, that before such citizen or subject srhII be al
lowed to land, his passport shsll be vised by tbe Minister of
Foreign Affairs or bis agent. No such subject or citixea arriving
here without such passport shall be at liberty to land without
the written permission of the Minister of For.-ign Affairs.
This is carrying the filibuster humbug a little
too far to suit the traveling public.
Besides passing four hundred and odd sec
tions of tbe Civil Code, the lower House have
passed the following bills : An Act for the pro
tection of Graziers ; An Act authorising the use
of the upper part of the Market by the " Hono
lulu Rifles" as an Armory ; An Act for the sup
pression of Hulas; An Act to provide Hospitals
for indigent sick ; An Act authorising the sale or
lease of the Government Press ; and a Joint Reso
lution for the relief of G. P. Judd. Besides the
above, they have now before them An Act to
provide means to rebuild the bridges in this dis
trict which were destroyed by the late flood. The
bill as reported by the Select Committee to whom
was referred tbe Minister's communication on the
subject, will he found among the Legislative pro
ceedings in another column. It will be seen that
the committee have broken the ice, and have
boldly brought up that long dreaded but inevita
ble subject, a tax on real estate. They certainly
deserve credit for Ihcir courage, and we hope they
will succeed in carrying the measure. As a be
ginning, a sort of entering wedge, they propose
a Tery light tax on real property "not to exceed
vvtA naaBAt aT.bT AHA TVAF a"n"tlfc VFllAri 1m Y I
TO bbls bread, 13 -"
eVags, lot pfcrs not be burdensome on any one. It is true that
- - - 1 . .
i w. n-w 4m ry. SnHTTi. 2P pvg ' 'taxatoii i Taxation." in what-ver form it Hi
imposed, and there are those to be found,' even
in these enlightened times, who will not admit
that real estate is the only true basis of taxation
But in order to find means for carrying on the
government, and for the accomplishment of pub
lic works of imperative necessity, we must come
to such a tn sooner or later, and the present
seems the favorable time to initiate the niove-
. ment, eventually to be applied all over the islands.
The treasury is oat of funds, beyond those ne
cessary for the actual every day wants of govern
ment, -with no prospect of a change for the bet
er ; but a property tax, once judiciously imposed,
and the credit of the treasury will rise immediate
ly to a respectable point, and there will be no lack
of money to meet an emergency like the present
. We have heard some doubts expressed as to
whether, even should this bill pass the lower
House, it will not be thrown out by the Nobles.
It is true that most of the members of the upper
House are large landholders, and a tax upon that
species of property would touch their pockets
more than those of the mass of the Representa
tivee. A proposition to lay on a property tax
was brought up and passed the lower House in
1855, we believe, but was thrown out by the
Nobles. Since then, however, it has become very
apparent to all, and we presume to none more so
than to a majority of the npper House, that the
necessities of the Treasury require some new
sources of revenue, or the wheels of government
will gradually run down, and eventually stop al
together. And here we would take the liberty
to repeat a suggestion which we made some time
since, that His Maiesty rejuvenate the , effete
House of Nobles, by infusing new blood into its
veins in other words by creating a few new
members from some of the leading men of the
community. The materials are ample, and the
XT Bark Yankee left San Francisco Dee. 21, at 1 o'clock P.M.
with wind from northward. First seven days had light westerly
winds since, have bad winds from -V.E to E. Sighted East
Maui at 10 o'clock A.M , on the 31st, distant 25 in ilea, bearing
RsrusT or Bki2 JoaBrwnta. Sailed from Honolulu, at noon,
Nov. 23. Was three days baffled about with southerly and west
erly winds nnder the lee of tbe Islands, attended with heavy
rain- squalls. Arrived in the vicinity of J arris Island on the
bight of the 8th of December, bat, having got set 40 miles to
leeward, by a stro: g current, during tbe night, did not regain
the inland antil the rooming of the 12th. Found the ship Mary
Rohteaoa lying at the 8.W. buoy t cargo nearly completed, and
the ship Reynard lying off and on. nnder all sad. Tbe Mary
Robinson sailed tbe 14tb with a full cargo cf 1800 tons, and tbe
Reynard came to the nest day, and the day following took on
board M tons. On the 13th a large ship passed the island steer-
ing south, and on the 17th tbe ship Barnstable hove to under the
lee, and Card. Fisher and lady landed on the bland. Dee. ISth
the Josephine sailed for Hocolalu. Anchored at Fanning'
Island on the 20th, and sailed thence the next day. Have ex
perienced aa extremely rough passage throughout. Strong gales
with a bad sea and heavy rains. The ship Nassau stopped at
Jarvis Islaad Nov. 29th.
Whaleshlp Mataaehuaettt, Chatfleld, sailed from San Fran
cisco, Dee. 17, to cruise on California coast. : -
C. 8. sloop Vandalia, Sinclair, arrived at San Francisco Dec
3d. Would repair and refit at Mare Island.
H. I. M. corvette Curydice, Pichon, arrived at San Francisco
Dee. 12, 20 days from Honolulu.
VESSELS IJJ PORT JANUARY 5.
H. B. M.'s sloop Calypso, Montreaor. '
Am dipper ship Syren, Greene, discharging.
Amm akin flhHtrir Im.
4m bark Atexaader, Bosh.
Russian ship Kamsehatka, Jnsetlu.
Am bark Yankee, Smith.
In brar Josephine, 8tooe.
Aa ship Splendid, Pearson 1 Am bk Sharon, King
Am ah South Seaman, Norton I Am bark Wavelet, Swain -Asa
ship Manuel Ortix, Hacard Am bark Vernon, Bam pas
Abb shin Arctic. Phillir
Abb ship Maria Theresa, Coop
Abb ship Unman, Devol i
Abb ship CtncianafL Winiaau
As ship jvanrod, Howes ' ' "
Fr snip Rspadoa. HoBsont
Pr snip T. de niis.Ooedoa
Am ship Oresimbo, Pease.
Asa bark Brighton, Tucker "
Abb bk Harmony,
Am bark Florence,
Asa bark Delaware, Kenworthy
Abb hark Mary Fraser, Rounds
Abb echr K. U Frost,
Rns bark Tnrka, BoderbiosB
Rasa brig S. Copers mine, Xind
botra Ross bk Gradkr Berg, En berg
Haw bark Gambia, Merritt
Haw brig Wail na. Lass
7 Baercnaasand war vissi ai. la whalers. Total, 82.
FaajscBBCO per Yaakoa. Jaa. 1 2 tins crackers.
1 snte-eaddie, a boss salmon, U bxers caadlea,
Ua SBUOtiea. MO basea scan. IB asata trunks. 8
. w wanw bbu. a siaav nasrtia ia emia raw. ia Arm.
w patas mu txais rope, a nests trunks.
knaearaiams, t aUa mats, 1 ease books,
araekcre, 1 bdl per t, la bbst elder. 7 eaa
V C asWaa, 4 eaaas brandy peach
Tbe Califarais A nti-Cbiwrae- Act.
Several moDths ago we called pablic attention to
this act, passed by the California Legislature at its
last session, pointing out its injustice and maintain
ing that it was impolitic Tor a great and Chris' ian
State to exclude the Chinese from entrance within
her ports, at the same moment that the United States,
England, France, and Russia were compelling China,
at tbe point of the bayonet, to abrogate this very same
ht w of exclusion of barbarians.
In order that our readers may see what the law is
we give below the two mo:t important sections :
Skc. 1. On and after the first day of October, a. d. one thou
sand eiht hundred and fifty-eight, any person or persons of the
Chinese or Mongolian races shall not be permitted to enter this
State, or land therein, at any part or port thereof ; and it shall
he unlawful for any man or person, wheUu-r captain or comman
der, or other iersn in charge of or Interested in, or einpuytl on
board of, or passenger upon any vessel or vrU, of any nature
or description whatsoever, to knowingly allow or permit any
Clilnese or Mong4ian, on and after fitch time, to enter any of
the ports of this State, to land therein, or at any place or places
within the borders of this Stste.
The penalties incurred by a violation of this Act
are very severe, being,
- A fine In any sunt not less than four hundred dollars
nor more than six hundred dollars, for each and every offence, or
imprisonment in the country Juil of the country in which the
said offence was committed, for a period of not less than three
monthi nor more than one year, or by both such fine and impri
sonment. The object of the law was to check the immigration
of the hordes of Chinese and Lascars which have leen
pouring into San Francisco for several years.
There is no question that in many parts of the State
of California, the Chinese arc very troubleso'ne; but
are they any more so than immigrants from South
America or portions of Europe?
The law, however, excludes not merely Ctxlies or
Chinese emigrants bat also respectable Chinese
merchants. We have here on these islands, perhaps
a hundred Chinese merchants of good standing, and
it is a well-known fact that at least one fourth of the
trade between this port and San Francisco, and rt're
rersa is transacted on account of Chinese. Now the
question arises, can these Chinese merchants visit
San Francisco to purchase their stocks? The law
niost emphatically says no, and imposes a fine of
$600 on the Captain who takes such passengers.
Here is the manifest injustice of the law. Some six
or eight resident Chinese merchants most of whom
are naturalized Hawaiian subjects, have applied for
passage to San Francisco in the bark Yankee, for the
purpose of purchasing goods there, intending to re
turn in the same vessel. They are all respectable
men, some of them doing a business of fitly to a hun
dred thousand dollars per annum. Capt. Smith avers
that the law forbids hit taking them over, and we
think he is correct.
The Chinese Act is a manifest imposition on com
merce and trade, and a disgrace to tbe State of Cali
fornia.- While attempting to check an evil, it over
shoots tbe mark it was intended to hit and hinders
legitimate travel and trade. We trust that some
titeps will be taken t-y our authorities to call the at
tention of the California state officers to the injustice
of the law as it now stands, and if possible open some
way by which our Chinese merchants can visit Cali
Benefit of MrvTokelt. This gentleman's bene
fit (a complimentary tender on the part of the com
pany) came off at the Royal Hawaiian Theater on
New Year's night before a crowded and appreciative
audience. The play was the great tragedy of Mac
beth, and was got up with much care and expense.
We have seldom seen better acting in Honolulu, or a
piece in which all the characters were as well " post
ed" in their parts. Miss Annette Jnee's personation
at Lady Macbeth wns one of those finished pieces of
acting which mark her as a true artiste a genius
whose presence is but half appreciated by the Hono
lulu public. 'Mr. Tokely. as Macbeth, gave the am
bitious Thane with truth and effect, and supported
the part throughout as Mr; Tokely only could be
expected to do. Mr. L. F. Beatty, as Macduff, was,
as that gentleman always is, letter perfect, and showed
an excellent perception of his part. We must also give
Mr. Townsend the credit of having bestowed good
Study on Banqvo, and of perfectly understanding his
role. r In a building like the Royal Hawaiian, there
( is nothing like a strong, clear enunciation' by the
actors. Space will not permit us to mention each one
in detail, but suffice to say, all did well, and the
piece went off smoothly, and with tclaL' The music,
which was under the able direction of Mr. J. F. A.
Pickering, was really excellent, and called forth fre
quent encomiums. "
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. A New Actress. Miss Rowena Granice, , from
the Theaters of San Francisco came passenger in the
Yankee, and will, we learn, make a stay of a few
weeks here. Miss Granice's particular line, as we
are informed, is low comedy, in which she is said to
be perfectly irresistants. A new company has been
formed at the Royal, for the purpose of bringing
forward light pieces, playing in connection with the
Minstrels, the whole under the management of Mr.
Lew Rattler. They will undoubtedly meet with suc
cess. The performances last evening were extremely
mirth-provoking. They play again this even
ing. We are indebted to the fair actress for a neatly
printed pamphlet, entitled tbe "Family Gem," con
taining a number of interesting tales. From a cur
sory perusal of several of them, we judge her to be
also an authoress of sparkling talents.
Scr-REAtK Cocet. The January term f the Su
preme Court commenced on Monday last. Chief Jus
tice Allen on tbe Bench. The only case on the
docket, so far as we are aware, is the celebrated
" beer case" of Fouch'e v. Macfarlano. which has
on three several terms of the Court been submitted to
juries, and each time failed of a verdict either way.
the jury always disagreeing. At this fourth trial it
happens that a conclusion is arrived at and the beer,
being bottled up, will be allowed to settle.
Japanese Ccbrency. By reference to our foreign
news from Japan, it will be seen that our remarks in
relation to the great disparity in the currency of
Japan ns compared with that of other nations is con
firmed. Some measures have nlready been taken to
place the twocurrencies on some bosii,but it will proba
bly be some years before so great a change can be
effected in Jap n.
Roses, Japoxicas, Magnolias, &c, at Arcnox.
This day at Colburn's, at 11 o'clock, A. M. One
of the choicest collection of flowering plants ever
brought into the kingdom will be sold without re
serve. Those who wish plants, will remember not to
be too late.
Fobeion Chcrcu at Koxa, Hawaii. We learn
from Judge Andrews that the amount thus far raised
for Mr. Taylor's Church, at Kona, amounts to about
SlO-Vi. About 85!V) more is needed to erect the
building, ami we trnst he will meet with success in
The Qcf.en's Birto-Dat. Last Sunday, January
2d, was the twenty-second birth-day of ncr Majesty,
' Qneen Fmma, the honored consort of the King of these
Islands. On Monday noon, salutes were fired from
the battery on Punchbowl Hill, and from II. B. M.'s
ship Calypso, in honor of the day. May she live to
see many returns of the anniversary.
Sale or the Condor." -The hull of this con
demned vessel was sold at Auction on Monday last,
by A. P. Everett, and rought the sum of 1510.
Including sails and other effects the whole sale real
ized about of 55,500, besides one anchor, not included.
We learn that the hull was purchased for and will
be used as a store-ship.
I10CSK OF NOBLES. - .
Fifth Day. Jan, 8d. Prayer. Minutes of Deo.
23 and 24 read and approved. The Chief Justice
was respectfully requested to attend to administer the
proper oath to the Hon. John Vr created a member of
ft.- Mr. Wvllie introduce!, and Prmce Ka-
roehameha seconded, a ResolutionfV Condolence on
the death of Dr. TV C. B. Rooke. theXttber fy a.dop,
tion of Her Majesty. The t'luei J usvee eniru
administered tbT oath to Mr. Ik The House pro
ceeded to consider the 32 first sectrons,of the Lml
Code sent up by the House of RepinUtives. The
amendment in section 8 wns concurred in, and title 1,
chapters 1 to 4 were passed, as was also chapter G.
Communications from tbe House of Representatives
were read, transmitting a bill to provide hospitals,
and a joint resolution for the relief of Gernt P. Judd.
These were read for the first time, and the Rules
having been suspended, the bill to provide hospitals
was read a second time, and on tbe motion of Prince
Kamehameha it was resolved to refer it to a Joint
Committee of the two Houses to consider bow to guard
against the act becoming dead letter., dominated,
Messrs. Wyllie, Nahaolelua and Namakeha. On toe
subject of this trill the Minister of Finance expressed
himself to the following effect: . .
' m- n uM tkmt'no one could more heartily than himself
appwve the general object of the bill before the House. It was
conceived to a benevolent spirit, and ought to receive a deliber
ate and careful consideration.. lie was friendly to the establish
ment of hospitals, and would go as far aa any one fcj favor their
existence In a reasonable and proper manner. - - .
But the proposed plan he t&ouent aerecwre. xt. rcuir mo
immediate erection of an hospital in Honolulu, appropriating ten
tit,n. r.r that nuruose. and In defituit or money in
the treasury, directing the issue of exchequer bills to raise It.
No one would suppose tnat, unuor urc uracn. "'-""
that amount could be diverted from the necessary ordinary ex-
oenditurea. The exiotmg revenues from ail sources, fall behind
k. .Mini w.nt. of the nuhlic service. Could the means for trie
contemplated hospital be obtained upon the security of exchequer
bills ? The experience of the past afforded a sufficient answer
on that point. A reliance upon such a source of means would,
(7 ..... am afv A. : it en
he feared, prove utterly delusive, xne passugo v, im w m
present shape, or without some financial provision in connexion
w,th ir. ivuiiri loarl tn no nractical result. It would, no doubt,
excite public expectation beyond, tbe possibility of realization,
ami thus result in ignorant or malicious clamors against Uie gov
ernment for leaving undone what it bad no power to accomplish.
M r. O. said he was most decidedly averse to all legislative ap
propriations, no matter for what object, which the state of the
treasury would not allow to be promptly met. If the " ways and
means" for a hospital were provided, no one would be found
more realously supporting It than himself; but he would never
give his vote to create an hospital or any other institution unless
he had some reasonable assurance that he was not concerned in
nthin, mom Uian a mere farce to tickle the public ear, with
out even the bare nope of realising a siugle public benefit. - For
this reason he hoped the Dill woukl ne reierreu w wnnnuvn,
with Instructions to connect with it some plan to raise the neces
sary funds, or that It might be delayed until it could be seen
whether, if passed Into a law. It was likely to stand with many
other acta heretofore passed, as a mere show on the statute
hooks. lie thought it easy, by special taxation, or by applica
tion of the general revenues of the kingdom when suitably in
creased, to meet the difficulty he had suggested. He repeated,
In conclusion, his most decided approval of the policy of estab
lishing hospitals, but he wanted Utem to be real and substantial
not merely pictures on paper, or idle words on the statute
books. . .
The ioint resolution for the relief of Mr. O. P.
Judd was read for tbe first and second time, and its
consideration postponed. The House then adjourned.
Sixth Day. Jan. 4th. I'rayer. Minutes reaa
and aDDroved. To carry out a resolution reported by
the Joint Committee on the Civil Code, with a recom
mendation contained, in regard to article 15 of the
Civil Code, moved the appointment of a Committee on
Finance. Motion carried. Nominated Messrs.
GregT, Wyllie and Prince Kamehameha. On motion
of Mr. Greats it was then resolved to refer the article
above specified to the Committee on Finance. Ihe
House then adjourned till to-morrow at u o ciock.
M. Robertson , resigning his positionas Speaker n
Honse. The House .then proceeded to ballot for -a
Speaker with tbe following result :
rf'tl.omtwrljLin - - .........
Mr. Austin was sworn In by Judge Richardson and
took his seat. - - v v
. PETITIONS. ' ? frV
froni residents of Honolulu dmtriot, that Blaogyer
bonebnot allowed at Uleo. Referred. ;
-From Honolulu, that thepay of natiye polioemert in
this city be raised. Referred. -. ' .
' , RESOLmoji. -, : i ij.
By Mr! Sheldon, that the thanks of this House ba
presented to the Hon. G. M- Robertson, for-the able
and impartial manner in which he has discharged the
duties of his office as Speaker, and at the same time
expressing the regret of the House that circumstances
have compelled him to resign that position. Adopted.
ORDER OF THB DAT. ' ;
The bill to authorize the disposal of the Govern
ment Press passed a Jinal reading. -
The bill to aupprewa the Hawaiian Hulas waa rwad
a second time and taken ,np in committee ,of the
whole, Mr. Kaomaea in the Chair. .' ; '
The bill was pased without amendment.'and or
dered for a third reading to-morrow. -1 -
Tne House went into committee, Mr. Manini intne
Chair, on the Civil Code.- ' - "
The subject of Government stamps, in connection
with the department of the government press, was
taken up and referred to a select committee, consist
ing of Messrs. Sheldon, Kalama and Chamberlain-
Article o. "Of the jNaturaiixauou oi Aliens.
Passed. - . .
The sections relating to the tariff of charges of the
Department of the Interior, were taken op, (and with
tbe exception of the last, which was referred, to. a
select committee) were passed. - -
The section relatinz to the bond of shipmasters was
considered, and as amended by the select committee
adopted, when tbe Committee rose
On a suspension of the Rules, Mr. Chamberlain,
from the select committee on pounds, est rays, etc.,
reported several amendments. '
. . v J.CESDAY, jan. .
A communication was received from the Nobles,
informing the House that they had appointed a coro-
mittee to confer with a similar committee of thisT
House on the subject of the Hospital Act. Messrs.
Robertson, Hollister and Kamaipelekane were ap
pointed said committee.
resolution. . .
Bv Mr. Kamaipelekane, that there be daily two
sessions of tha House, from -10 to 12, and meeting
again at 1 P.M. Carried, 17 to 7.
ORDER Of THE DAY.
The Act to suppress the hulas was read a third
time, and passed. . '
The Act to provide funds for the purpose of re
building the bridges in the district of Honolulu waa .
read a second time, and referred to the committee on
The Honse then went into committee of tbe whole
on the Civil Code, and the sections relating to." Go
vernment Pounds, Trespass and rences, were taken
up, together with the report of the select committee
on this subject. The committee recommended a sys
tem of fencing, providing that whenever a party
desired to fence in his land, the owner of the adjoin
ing land shall be compelled to build one-half the
Mr. Hitchcock moved to reject this amendment, as
it would work very unjustly on the owners of small
pieces of land bordering on the lands of owners of
large tracts. The motion to reject was carried. and
the subject was referred to the committee on the judi-
. . . , . i
clary. The other amenaments were auopieu.
Mr. Chamberlain moved to amend section 189, so
as to read that all persons liable to the road tax be
made to pay or work out the same within ten months
from the time of enumeration. Adopted.
Mr. Robertson moved to reconsider the sections
relatinz to Hawking and Peddling, with a view to
striking them out. The motion was carried, and the
sections were stricken out.
The House then took up article 9, " The Depart
ment of Foreign Affairs." The provisions do not
materially differ from existing laws on the same sub
ject. The article waa read in the native language
! onlyi and pissed, with the exception of section 433,
' relating to passports, which was referred to a select
i committee, consisting of Messrs. Kalama, Richardson
and Sheldon. .--
Adjourned till 10 o'clock to-morrow.'
raany of the inhabitants of their ns.-v. "
tory and of California. ' It nffords ta ni " J
able -to say; however; that a Bomber of ''H
hae been handsomely rewarded for thef0 6i
devoted by them in the pursuit ,f J.u
river. - . . r I.
The future rrosnect f .... .
more encouraging now than they r,,V4
time in the past. - Our commercial ri..-
tending all crunches of indnstrV a t. il
inn rendition, and labor, as horr-... ' Ik
zs' a ' -r. s: ,u,ure. m,:
s'iic itwku. iic vim iii ii g year. Some of.. '1
rev uuoiucr.1 inti. iin,i, win uecnararw r
wonted aetivityand enterprise, and u..
about to cUwn in all departments of trs.de
merciai enterprise, ana we most Bincerl .
- V IT.
the prophecy may be realized."
By the wsy . of Los Aneelos we h-
numbers cf Mexicans residing inSononfc,, ;
into a league to revolutionize the 8mte, .J
of ultimate annexation to tbe Urited States '
. A flaw lie Side.
' Public attention in the United States J
between tne rival canaiaaies lor the next br
and the alarming condition of Mexico.
Tbe' AVw York Timen . has come ft. . I
Douglas for President in 1860. The CoCl
Enovirer Is oat for Seward. The Htrmu I
the re-nomination of Buchanan, and advi,,
position to unite apon ' General Soott !
favors the claims of Governor Chase, ormt J
m . . . ,7- t rwy i r
man. ine jnew xotk irwune is norui
Wentworth's Chicago paper suggests Lil
President or V ice rresiaent. . .
The Richmond South, and several other R
papers, are now Douglas supporters, ant)
"reasoninti Southern voters uniting with t)'
Democrats of the North.'. . Just at this mta?
isoujrias eiir is in uic wruunui, nun nil tJ
NOTES OF THE WEEK.
New Year's Passed off with considerable eclat.
Some persons, who had lots of leisure on their hands,
and had sat up to " watch tbe old year out and tbe
new one in" made known the fact a little after 12
o'clock that 1859 had arrived, and would have wel
comed theyouthful scion of Father Time with a merry
peal of bells if they had been permitted. As is cus
tomary in the United States and England, they how.
ever commenced a musical serenade, but that was
soon put a stop to by the police. During the day
there were a number of luaus, considerable fast
riding, some drunkenness, and a good deal of fight
ing. So it is, that while some commence the new
year with debauchery, others take the occasion to
reflect seriously on the events of the past twelve
months gone forever and form new resolutions for
the future. The pleasant practice of making calls
upon lady acquaintances was not forgotten by tbe
gentlemen and spruce black coats and kid gloves
were "about." Tbe day was generally given up to
festivity and enjoyment, but on Monday, being tbe
day on which everybody went hack to their shops
and their ledgers, numbers of sharp-looking people
might have been seen speeding up one street and down
another with sundry little 6lips of paper in their
hands, which ever and anon they would pause to
scan over, and, whipping out one, present it to some
body, which somebody's face was sometimes elongated
thereby. We opine they were quarterly bills. Close
the ledger, Time !
Fir oj the Plaixs. On New Tear's morning,
at about half-past 3 or 4 o'clock, the Fire. Companies
were aroupid by the alarm bell. The fire proved to
be in a thatched house at Kulaokahua, not far from
tbe residence of William Jarrett, Esq., and though
tbe companies ran with all possible speed to the spot,
the house and contents were consumed before tbey
arrived. The house belonged to Mr. Thomas Gibson,
and was unoccupied at the time, the owner living in
town. Some considerable furniture was stored in the
house, and the loss will probably exceed $500.
Anothe occurred last night, near the causeway
two native hats.
A call tor CoirTitiBTmoNS. Mr. E. P. Kamaipe
lekane, a member of the House of Representatives
from Molokai, comes oat in the Hat Hawaii and cal's
upon all classes throughout the islands, but more es
pecially residents of Honolulu, to contribute their
dollars towards rebuilding tbe bridges in this district
destroyed by the late flood. - We wonld suggest that
he get up a subscription paper, beading it himself
with something handsome aay 9100 in order to
try the generosity of the public. .
Thk " Tarkee." Prompt as David's best time
piece; this favorite packet arrived on New Tear's
morning in ten days passage, and considering that
she had utsterly winds tbe greater part of tbe voyage
down, tbe passage is a remarkable one for the season.
Her last trip over to San Francisco was made in
twelve days. She is advertised for the 15th inst.
Passengers by her will always find her Map to time.
.,.13 Pot advertised letters, ere next page.
. OvEitoi'E. The Am. Brig .Inge nec, Studley, from
New Bedford, has been out 154 days; Schooner
Matilda, Penballow, from New London, lb8 days;
Ship Modern Times, from Boston, via Tahiti, 154
We have before found ourselves indebted to
Mr. Oudinot, of Lahaina, for choice vegetables from
his prolific garden; but the Mm pies by the Moi are
fully equal to any previously received.
Thanks. We are indebted to Capt. Hooper, Pur
ser Pope of bark Yankee, J. W. Sullivan, McRner
& Merrill, and others for favors in the news line.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
Friday, Dec. 31.
The speaker being absent Mr. Sheldon was chosen
to the Chair, pro tern.
BtroUTS OF COMMITTEES.
Mr. Chamberlain from the Select Committee on the
bond given by shipmasters on shipping native sea
men, reported the same with amenuinents, PtriKing
out the provision that shipmasters shall deposit a
copy of their shippingarcticles with the governor of the
island. Ordered fur committee of the whole.
Mr. Dowsett from tbe Select Committee on the sub
ject of providing means for repairing the bridges iu
the district of Honolulu, reported the following bill :
As Act to provitle funds for the purpose of repairing hridpes
and road in the district of Kona, Island of Oahu,daniapedor
d'-ntroved by the freshet of December 1S5S.
Be it 'enacted, rc. See. 1. The Minister of Finance is here
by authorised to raise an amount not to exceed the sum of seven
thousand dollars ly the imposition of certain iecial taxes a'ith-
in the !i.-trirt of Koim, Island of Oalm, as lolluws :
I. Upon all reul estate owned by individuals or corporations
(exceptitiR only the lands of their Majesties the King and Queen,
and all church, college, auliool sites, burial grwundi and the
buildings pertaining thereto) a tax upon the assessed value there
of, not to exceed one quarter of one, per cent.
II. Upon all carriages, whether used with one or more aul
mals, a tax of five dollars each.
j III. l"ion all drays, whether used with one or more animals,
! a tax of four dollars each.
j IV. Upon all ox carts, whether used with one or more yoke
of oxen, a tax of four dollar each.
Skc. 2. The Minister of Finance Is hereby charged with the
assessment and collection of the taxes imposed by this Act, nn
der such rules and regulations as he may deem expedient ; and
he is also authorised to defray the expeuses of said assessment
and collection out of the proceeds of such taxes ; holding the
balance eul'jct to the order of the Minister of the Interior; aa
. Skc. 3. The Minister of tlie Interior is herehy charged with
the duty of reconstructing and repairing the bridges and roads
I lu the district of Kona, Island of Oahn, which have become in
jural or destroyed by the late freshet, defraying the expenses
' thereof by his drafts on the Minister of Finance : provided how
ever, that the total amouut of such d raits shall not exceed the
sum of seven thousand dollars aroresaia.
kc. 4. This Art shall take effect and become a law from and
after the date or Its pauage. Ordered for Monday.
Mr. Austin from Select Committee on tbe public
printing reported as follows :
which refV-rs to tbe Department of the Government 1'r-sa, and the . Strictly enforce the laws a thing which has never
report of the select committee on public printing, and tbe com-
Arrival of the l Yankee !"
LATER FROM THE EAST!
The f tvorite clipper packet Yankee, Capt. James
Smith, arrived off this harbor on Friday night, the
31st ult., having made another of ber qnick passages
from San Francisco ten days from land to land.
She brings the New York mail of November 20, dates
from New Orleans to November 24, London to Novem
ber 13, and San Francisco to December 20. The
news, a summary of which we compile below, is in
teresting, though containing nothing of startling im
Several cases of lynching of assassins had taken
place in the interior of California, and Governor
Weller had issued a proclamation threatuing to
d pennant of (j
s to proceed 1
ued by her &!
27" Why does the celebrated Fousbee suit smack,
of lager more than Lahaina beer ? Because it takes two
years to brew. ! .
(CofTefpondeiice of the P:u'iflc Commercial Advertiser.)
IIoxoi.ct.tJ, Dec. 31, 1858. ,
Mr. Editor : I am a stranger in this city, and,
consequently, ignorant of its laws, and 1 should like
to ask if your policemen are hired to assault and in
sult private citizens with impunity and without
cause? Where I bare lived, policemen are employed
for the purpose of protecting people from insult and in
jury; but here it seems to be quite the reverse. They
throw people about and use offensive language to
them, and are upheld and encouraged in it by the
. Magistrate. -
While standing with a friend near the entrance to
the premises of the late Dr. Booke, tbe other day,
waiting to join the procession when it should ttart,
we were rudely 'assaulted and pushed violently about
by a white policeman, under the pretense that we
were taking up too much room, and bidden to keep
on the walk. I was standing on the walk at the
time, and quite out of the way, while a number of
persons were standing quite out into the road, but
nothing was said to them. Feeling justly indignant,
we protested against such treatment, but were or
dered to " shut our heads," and then edified with a
volley of choice Billingsgate, the officer closing with
the remark, " I'll mark you !" and displaying his
badge to let us know that he had authority to insult
Taking the advice of friends, I laid the matter be
fore the Police Magistrate, who wriggled and twisted,
and thought he " should not have felt iusuited," and
finally shuffled it off, thus encouraging tbe feiiow to
go straight out and do the same thing again; so it
seems that magistrates and policemen are ' birds of
Is this the law of tbe land ? Are policemen vested
with power to insult and misuse people where and
when they please i If so, deliver me from Hawaiian
justice (?). .A Straxqer.
The Directors of the Atlantic Telegraph CoJ
have declined the proposal of Wildman Whitehouse
in regard to repairing the cable, and working it at a
certain commission. The Directors decline to allow
him to have anything more to do with tbe Atlantic
Cable in any capacity. They have also discharged
all tbe electricians engaged on the Cable at Valentia.
Dr. Whitehouse, the discharged electrician of the
Atlantic Telegraph Company, says, in his communi
cation to tbe press, that the system hitherto adopted
by tbe company for working tbe Cable is a falacious
one. He thinks the defect is near the shore, and may
be easily repaired, and the Cable profitably worked.
The Galway (Ireland) Vimicator says: " We
are enabled to announce that a Company is in course
of formation, to be called the British and Canadian
Submarine Telegraph Company (Limited,) tbe ob
ject of which will be to connect the most important
British North American Colonies with Great Britain
by electric telegraph, commencing with that portion
of the line between Galway and Quebec, extending it
onwards to tbe Pacific as aoon afterwards as may be
deemed expedient. Tbe Company proposes that tbe
first section t-hall commence at Galway, cross tbe
' Atlantio to. Belle Isle, and follow the course of tbe
river St. Lawrence to Quebec Tbe wire to be Used
will be of a totally different nature and construction
from any hitherto employed, and tbe whole arrange
ments will he ench as to secure if successfully laid.
munication of Henry M. Whitney, Esq., would respectfully re
port that they have attended to the duty assigned them, and sub
mit the following for tbe consideration of the House.
The Committor herewith append the report ot the Director of
the Government Press for the two years ending December 31,
1S57, by which It appears that the exenses of Uie Government
i'reas and Uic incidental exnses of the Bureau greatly exceed
the receipts. They would also report that they have received a
statement from the Department of the Interior, by which it ap
pears that for the first nine months of the present year, the ex
penses of the Bureau of the Government Press have exceeded its
receipts by the sum of $3773 and if in the remaining three
months of the present year the proportion of loss should be the
same, the expenses of the Bureau for the present year would ex
ceed its receipts by about 5000 ani if we estimate that the
amount the Government might realise from the rent of the build
ing used for the Government Press, and the interest on the cap
ital invested at, say $2000, the expenses of the Burexu for the
present year will exceed its receipts by about $7000, which
amount, in the present state of the finances, the Government can
ill afford. The Committee are of opinion that the affairs of the
Bureau are as economically managed as is possible under the
The Committee are of opinion that the print ing and the mate
rials necessary for government purposes can lie furnished in a
cheaer and more advantageous manner by private contract, as
appears from the ouer of Henry M. hitney, Esq., submitted to
the House than by continuing the Bureau of the Government
Press. They would therefore recommend that the Minister of
the Interior le authorized to sell or lease the Government Peess,
and all the appurtenances belonging to the same, whenever in
his discretion he shall deem it advisable for the public interests.
The Committee would recommend that the article relating to
the Government Press in the Civil Code should be passed by the
House at this time aa in case the Government Press should not
he disposed of previous to the adjournment of the legislature,
the provisions of that article can remain in force until the Minis
ter of the Interior shall have disposed of the Government Press.
A provision for the disposal of which !s contained in the article.
The Commitee have prepared the following Bill, which they
submit to the consideration of the House:
An Act to authorize the Minister of the Interior to sell or lease
the Government Press.
He it enacted bv the King, the IVoble. and the Rtvreten
tatives of the Hawaiian Islands, ia Legislative Council as-
Sec. 1. The Minister of the Interior with the approval of the
King in rTtvy uouncu is nereoy authorised to sell or lease the
Government Press, and all the appurtenances belomring to the
same, whenever in his discretion he shall deem it best for the
Skc. 2. The Minister of th Interior is hereby authorised to
contract for the government printing and for the publication af
all laws, orders, proclamations, reports, decisions, circulars and
notices that may be required by eiih-r of the departments of
government with any person or persons, ujion such terms and for
snch a length of time as he may deem nest for the interests of
Skc. 3. The Minister of the Interior shall be the keeper ot the
Public Stamp which it shall be his duty, or the duty of his
cleric or agent, to impress upon all documents required tn he
stamped by the existing laws whenever the duties of the direc
tor of the Government Press shall cease by reason of the sale or
lease of the said press, as provided for in Section 1.
Sac. 4. This Act shall take effect and becot.ie a law from and
after the date of Its passage. Respectfully submitted.
J. W. Arsns,
It. 8. Hollister,
1. H. Hitchcock,
E. P. Kamaipelekahk,
Ordered for to-morrow. "
Mr. Kalama from the Select Committee on the
Joint Resolution for the relief of Dr. O. P. Judd,
recommended its passage. The report was made an
order for to-day
" ORDER Or THE DAT.
The Hula Act was read a second time and ordered
Ine House then went into committee of the whole
on the bill for the relief of Dr. Jndd, Mr. Nuuhiwa
in the Chair. The bill was passed and ordered for a
final reading to-morrow. ' "--,.
Saturday, Jan. 1.
ORDER OF THK DAT.
The Act to authorise the Minister of the Interior to
lease or Bell the Government Press, came un on its
second reading and was ordered lor committee to-day.
ine joint resolution lor the relief of u. F. Judd
was read a third time and finally passed.
ine House went into committee on the Government
Press Bill, Mr. Low in the Chair. The bill was or-.
dered to be eng ossed for a third reading on Monday.
ine uouse men tesumea the consideration of the
Civil Code, -Mr. Kabai in the Chair. . .
The subject of hawking vegetables was referred to
a select committee for revision.
Of tbe Government Prss., sections 408 to 417. "
Mr. Chamberlain moved to strikeout the provisions
regarding stamps, aa being vexatious and burden
some. - :
The motion was opposed by Messrs. Robertson and
Kalama, Without coming to a decision on this sub
ject, the Committee rose and the House adjourned. "
' ' - ' ' Mokdat, Jan. 8.
-A communication was received, from tbe Hon. 0.
j yet been done in California.
In the case of Jos. Brewer, who shot B. F. Moul-
ton, it was decided to have been done in self-defense.
. Edward Pollock,' a well-known uud highly talented
writer for the San Francisco Press, as well as a poet,
died suddenly in that city on the 13th ult. The Press
of San Francisco held a meeting, at which resolutions
were adopted declaring that his death was a publie
Business in Sun Francisco was reported as fair.
ana the uemana irom tne interior for goods was
steady, from which it was argued that things were
fast settling down into a healthy state, so far as mer
cantile matters were concerned. The h raser humbug
was no more thought of, except by such as were dis
posed to emigrate there as permanent settler.
Gov. Douglas issued a proclamation on tbe 3d of
December, in which, after premising that he had been
authorized by proclamation under the public seal of
the Colony, to make laws, institutions, and ordi
nances for the peace, order and good government of
the same he publishes the fallowing tariff as the law
of British Columbia :
ooc. i. All coo-is, wares, and merchandise not
otherwise hereinafter mentioned, imported into Brit
ish Columbia, or any . of its dependencies, shall be
chargeable with a duty of 10 per centum on the
amount of the value thereof at the port of entry.
Sec There shall be charged on the articles next
hereinafter mentioned, the following duties of cus
toms : -
. - . s. d.
Hour, in barrels oe sacks, ISm lbs 0 2 1
UACon. per 10 lbs..... ............................. 0 2
Springs, and etrong waters of all kinds, sweetened or
otherwise, for every itnieria! gallon of full strength of
proof, or less than proof by Sykes' hydrometer, ami hi
proportion for any greater strength than the strength
of proof, and for any greater or hms quantity than a
gallon 0 4 2
Wines, in wood or bottle, per irapennl gallon,. ......... 0 2 1 '
Ale, spruce, and other beer, porter, cider and perry, in
. wood or bottle, per imperial gallon. ........... .....0 0 6J
ltcnns, peas, ana pulse or all descriptions used for food,
periuou-s., ....to 6J
uiirier, ouis, ami an ocner grain lo ie used lor loou, per
for I860 appear very bright.
The forthcoming message of President Bj
was the subject of mnch conjecture anuBrtk.
paper writers, it having been stated that "ON;
was determined that no newspaper should p
of that or of tbe departmental reports until v
were laid before Congress. Most account
representing that the whole country is alio
great importance of a connection by railaa;
the valley of tbe Mississippi, and the Amtr,
ritories on the Pacific. It was not. however,
torily ascertained bow tbe President - in;
speak to Congress on tbe subject of tbe W
construction of the road. o one seems tte.
a doubt that it id to be built, and that too, t
few years. . - - .
Walker, at last accounts was at Mobile, urj
in the present aspect of affairs, as to whether
De sale to emoarit witn ma emigration p-(
Nicaragua. The Collector of Mobile had b
structed, from Washington, to deny tit,
Rer Britannic Majesty's steamships Leon-
Devastation, bearing the broad
dore Kellett, are under orders
town," where they will be join
Majesty's steamer Valorous, with bir Goiv f.
special Minister to Nicaragua, and htr I
Majesty s steamer Basilisk, it is rumomlU
there are five United States Hbips-of.wuraiGrJ
with tbe object of coercing the icarntfiiivn C
meut into the ratification of the Cass-Yrisarr -i
and that the . British men-of-war are bra.
protect the Government of Nicaragua.
Intelligence had been received in New T
Washington, that the city of Mexico Ltd i
tacked by the Liberals, and four hunir;
Zuloaga's soldiers killed; also that the whole
was in possession of the Liberals with the cf
of the CapitoL
WASuiXGTOJf, Nov 24. Tbe C. S. slw
Dale has arrived. Her commander report!
commander of the British war steamer Cott
captured three vessels engaged in the slavrtJ
the coast of Africa,' and that tbe British qiu:
the African coast had, within the I.it six i
captured nine slavers.
The States (Washington) learns from
most direct from the court of Madrid, and t
attainments and high social position enable :
approach the highest personaeesof fheSptiii
that France has taken up Cuban Indenendry,
with Lngland, is proposing to erect Cuba w
Rico into a semi-independent monarchy, on m
"renta" from that island. This "rents ' i
present the interest ou a national debt, to bed
by the new monarchy in consideration of Ir
pendence, the debt and renta" to be :
France and England as a bond for the non-d
tion of Cuba to the United States.
It sr-ems to be the settled conviction of
dent and his Cabinet that the Paraguay fiJ
will be defeated should President Lopei dri
fight. This it is believed will result from v
1 great difficulty of reaching his capital. In 4
guage of a memlier of the Cabinet, tbe expert
about as chimerical as would be an expeditit
Mississippi and Ohio rivers against the Sun
In order that Lopei may not have an oppn
complaining of the presence f the fl-et, lh
will come to an anchor in the river outsider
ritorial limits, and there await the result off
sioner Bowlin's negotiations.
Mr. Forsyth, the United States Minisiera
had returned home, and a new appointment
be made in bis stead. '.
Madam Ida Pfeiffer, the well known tw
dead. , -
Meetings iu favor of the reform movement i
to the elective franchise, had been held it
parts of England.
The London Daily JVews savs there hu
further indication of permanent improvetM
Atlantic Cable since the receipt of the rewm''
j signals already noticed. Shares quote a: ?
, The London Times, in an editorial na thtrl
condition of Mexico, says there is no reason
land should oppose the ambitious designs
eminent at Washington. It considers that i
lishment of any government of law ani H
Mexico would be a gam, and ridicules twin
Spanish expedition, as a tarce, and sij tw
gun fired on Mexican Territory, ia fired t
mate profit of the great Anglo-Saton rthr
fexleracy. . .
A conference bad heen lx ld between the H
Foreign Minister and the French and Em
bassadors at Madrid, the result of whkh f
satisfactory adjustment of thediffieultv Let
Prince Mavrocordato. a twttriot Greek !
prominent in the affairs of his country i
years, and whose name has beeu fiaiiln'
KdtfmnnRirv litpi-ttnrn tvrti-n!.-irlv thf
m j ---- - r - --- .
fif Iir.l IWmn na i-.luttil hr himself, t't '
-j - , - j -,
nedy, Moore. Trclawnev. and others
in his native country. lie was eiipiprJ is'"'
Bevolution, and organized a provisional f
for Western Grwce.. He furtiSed .Mis!"?
Knrshid Pasha's army, ami withstot
ktsh attacks. It was here tWlt Uouan m
and Byron died from the malaria of the
the low-lying plain. He was in a great
creator of the Greek constitution, anil
President under it.- After Greece was n'
into a kingdom, Mavrocoid;tto cnihinw p
and was once minister to Enslauii. j
The London -Mvertiscr. without von. ':
authenticity of the rennrt. sneaks cf tli i'
of Lord Derby, owinz to hi? attacks of fr;
Lord John Rus.eir8 appointment as P111
100 lbs ... , 0 0 61 aairu iutm ikusKKfii a apponmiirni - j
- o m rn .-i t ", , kird Stanley and-Kir Jaa.cs Graham r"
Sec 3 The following articles wdl be entered free proniinent members cf the Cabinet. Th
n ;1 i!f?Yl:i V. V.,. Nation, it is farther cd. is to bav.M
Coin, quicksilver, fresh meat. fish, fruit, vecetables.
sawea timber and Bhingles, fuel, hay and straw,
wtjeat, potatoes, poultry, live stock of all kinds.
machinery lor agricultural purposes, seeds, bi lbs and
roots or plants and shrubs, salt, printed and manu
script books, and papers, passengers' baggage, ap
parel, and professional apparatus; all articles im
ported for the public service, and uses of the Colon v
of British Columbia, or for the us of Her Malestr'a
land or pea forces stationed therein, or for the use cf
any person holding any command or appointment in
ner iuajesty s iorces atoresaid.
The proclamation declares further that Victoria,
including Esquimault, is a free port, and that no
duties are levied on goods landed there, but that it
shall be the port of entry for all goods imported
into British Columbia," and the duties levied for
British Columbia shall be collected in Victoria.
Paosparrs or Washington. The Olympia Pioneer ."
in announcing the beginning of ita seventh volume.
, " The gold excitement of the past season, which for
a time convulsed and revolutioned, in a measure, the
northern portion of our territory, and the effects which
were fell throughout its limits, has quite subsided,
without having irreatlv added to the wealth. ..r re
tributed to the bankruptcy of any considerable num
ber of our fellow-citisens. that wa ar aarar f.
Luckily for them, perhaps, but comparatively few of
uur TCiuianrni citizens, removed from the scenes of
excitement at the north, were taken captive by the
golden speculative bauble that allured so manv thou.
sands to our shores from California and elsewhere.
The mass of our people remained quietly at home.
Steadily engaged In the pursuit of that wealth which,
is obtained slowly yet surely, and tbua escaped the
visitation. of waut and oecuniarv distress that baa
be rp$ ao heavily apon, and been felt so keenly , by so
of Mr. Ui'iVht and hin mirtv. A reMin c
t.n . e.i i a nw:ir
i uciu vii Hie tx.ii iu i.. '
adopted, requesting Mr. John ltright to
bring in a reform bill, which
Mr Mllnnn Ilia 1 mrur pnntrCir'"
Dol. writes to GalicrnauVt MezC'SPrt .
! report that his efforts to raise the sunUrn H
I . . . . I Mr? 1
tailed, and the enterprise abanaonen- - .
ready raised, since Mar. six -eci k
tion. and ivnvivhl uvenl others.
. -J ..... . m
It l n..ti.-;..t.i .,...1 th&t the I
France has taken steps to carry out the pJ
mg up stores of corn in every lrg. " ,
plentiful years, in order to provide ag:UBS
EV. t. .1 1 . rvic-e0f 'I
kwo k. rt- r t. n,,iifrl;ontr ad I
Calcutta dates of the 9th of October
ceived in England, but they contain wDr
ral interest. .
New. Goods from Boston
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