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WEDNtSDAT, FEB. , 1SS0.
i Uts year when dealer enrarJsIn star
of Magnate la trade, than tba present
.eeearrinejuat after tha oatjroiaf af the fall
i the foeotninr of the sprint ship. After enloy-
tef a US seam's trade all tha way from ftnt rata to Indlfler
as. aa tha hues wfll it, what there la of It, ba It nn or lew,
aaast with a sadden check "about this time," aa the almanacks
ay, and trade drops as V shot : As if to enhance the effect of
tha aeprcaatoa eoaaeaaeat a poo such a catsstcnihi, we are this
year visited by a continuance of tha moat Inclement weather
haowa HonesaX at least the aiiaamj of tbe 'Urst to
nabttans rasneta aot ta the contrary, and every one knows that
tba weather always exercises a great laaaeoee apoa trade.
either fcr good aria.- Were it not for tbe hurtle created at mar
kat wharf by the anhvdtny of the Modern Timet, the occasional
of pamng and baaliag and song as acme boiler or
hare piece of asachioery ta laadnd, or the load and interminable
"tally" kept ay orer tha discaarce of those boards. Qacea
ttrart weaid areas a scene of Sabbath-day volet.
One mnartabls teatare of trade dt auras notice, he waver, and
that is, that ao stagnation in trade however long drawn or
aJaraacaasaentattebeaerthaaaKtioaeer. We do aot know
af another aaarket en the fees of the globe where each a huge
goads sietid of are sold aader the
' as in Honolulu. The Scares, If Ihey could be correctly
arrived at, wrid be rather surprisiaw.
The JWeraia Jfar still lire dismantled at her wharf, and we
beKeve that her all h la AUe ts aot yet decided upon. This
vessel, which was hoi It by tbe chOdrea of the United States ad
Hawaii aes at a cost af aver $ AMXM, is as eabvrabie a speciawa
mt workanaahip aad material as we ever knew or beard of a
atrOtlna Insrs nre of the tolly of treating to children so important
a ssatter as the sapervisioa of a ship-baildlng Job.
The JeTeOte and mntces Ptlwur arc both detained, waiting
tba arrival of tha UkaJika, which vessel Is supposed to have
ansae pais aboard to be transhipped to California. Two fine
aarkrrs onenpotbng (or sock a trine of freight, enables shippers
to have things pretty anch their own way, as far as rates are
"Goods U arrive per S ckrm are now advertised, although
set arm not be foJly doe tor five or six weeks. Ws
i that eases sales have been nude, bat coald not kern the
The ship eyaceis, from Boston via San Francisco, wfll be
van here ahoot the same time as the Secaeat.
We offer ao quotations this week, as we have not learned of a
amgto trsnaarrtnn deserving of notice. There is no change in
LATEST DATES, receives! at this O
San Francises... ...... Jan. IS
Panama, S. Q. .......Dec 30
Mew Yon Dee. 20
,...H....... Dec m
For S Tuscsco-per Meiita, soon.
For LaiaUA per Maria, to-day.
Tor Kacai per Excel, to-day.
PORT OF HOIJOI.TJLTJ. TL. I.
Feb t Sch Qaeen, White, from Mulokai.
1 ft-h Kahuna, from Lahaina.
3 8ch Mary Ellen, from KaoaL
4 C. 8. surveying sch Fenimore Cooper, Lieut. Brooks,
from a cruise.
5 Sch Moi Keike, 11 all, from Kaholoi.
9 Sch Maria, Moheno, tram Maui-
9 frh Kantrhameha IV. Barrus, from KohaU.
3 Sch Waraiek, fcr Lahaina.
1 Bch Maria, Mokeno, from Lahaina.
7 Seb TT ibaiM. tor Kawaihae and Bilo.
7 Fr ship Kapadoo, iiucooot, to cruise.
CawtaJaa et Cliaaera aael other V
g the) Saaalwicls Islaaaa.
3bipa passiDg the Islands reoerally run through tbe Molokai
and Oaha and can pass within a mile of Diamond
fVfil sad the anchorage without losing tbe trade-wind, which
prevaQs in this htfitnde nearly an the year, and blows along, or
off shore, at this port.
Tessebi psasiBg near Coco and Diamond Beads, and showing
their private colors or Marryatt's signals, win be telegraphed to
Haonmht, and reported la the weekly papers. Tbe telegraph
m about tour miles from tbe town, and is located on tbe low ridge
connecting Diamond Head with tbe mountain range. Coco
Head ('.he sualli easteiii point of Oaha) is about 12 miles from
the anchorage, and Diamond Head is three miles.
A flag at tbe fore Is understood at this port aa a signal for a
pilot the Anuriemn or national flag at tbe main is the signal
ta be hoisted when aa American man is on board to be left at
Hoooinhs. Vessels not wanting a pilot, and wishing merely to
aienause their name or number, can hoist their signals on the
There are aa tomea ncas at the port of Honolulu. The
m4abar; $ny JBaukVirfiieaktftad ft TtkrW fiVor
sat SI per toot coatom-boose entrance, $2 1 inward manifest.
of she has freight, I clearan-e, $1. VcmcIs lying off-and-on
merely to procure provisions or water, or to land freight aad
passengers, are liable only to the above entrance aad clearance
fees. Buat-bire to Teasels "outside" is ooe to tvo dollars lor each
person, according to the distance. A vessel can touch at the
port of Honoraiu, lying off and on, land paasengrs, mails or
freight, and procure supplies of fresh meat and vegetables, with
a desratioa af aot ever tour hoars, and custom-boass charges
aot exceeding flvadonara.
The Catasrcia Post office new4wat wfll be dispatched
to ail vessels passing during the day-tlxa within three miles of
the anchorage, aad captains win confer a Ctvor by sending
ashore the latest Saa Francisco and Kew Tort or Boston papers,
together' rub tbe ship's report. Tbe boarding of the news-boa,
need not cause a detention to the vessel of over thirty mi mi tee.
Tbe legal allowance for carrying the mail from San Francisco
to Booolula, is f ao cents a letter, aad fur each regular mail
varies from $13 to $50. Messrs. Morgan, Stone A Co, of Saa
Francisco, are the agents tor forwarding tbe Sandwich Island
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VESSELS TS PORT. FEBRUARY 9.
IL B. M.s sloop Calypso, Moctresor.
IT. a. sorvejriac srhanrerr Feaaaore Cooper, Brooks. .
Am dipper ship Afrax, Greene
Am ship Gladiator, Loos.
Asa, ship Modem Thnea, Overton.
Am brisaatine Aagxoett, Stud ley.
Am bark -Virata, Pulleys.
Am bark Frances Palmer, Paty.
Am briitt Moraiag Star. Brown.
am sch MariMa,
Am sloop splendid, Jr., ;Sc Clair.
Am sh South Brsisn, Norton
Am ship Arctic, Phillir
Fr ship T. ae Rennes, Uoedoit
Am ship Oroaimho, Prase.
Am ship Ckodnnatl Williams
Am bk Sharon. Swift
Am bark Temon, Boaapus
Am bark Florence,
Boss hb One fcr Berg, En berg
Haw barb Gambia,
Am bk Harmony,
rla Eiseeted fraaa Fwreiaa Parte.
Am. rlipper bark Ademide would leave San Francisco about
Am. eSpp bark Glimpse, Dayton, would leave Saa Francisco
about Jan. MX.
British clipper ship Sea Nymph, Oppenheira, was to leave
Londmi ia December for Hoonluni and Vancouver's Island.
Am sch Taquero, TteweiL hi over due from Melbourne
Am dipper bark Sachem, Atkms, sailed from Boston Nov. 8,
ia Pierce e Ca'i nne of Packets.
British brig Emma sailed from Liverpool, Aug 23, for Fraser
Kiver via uooetuiu.
From Loodoo, about Jaa IS, ship Scotsman, for Fraser River.
Ships Phantome and Queen were advertised to Ira re London
ta aa Sept.. fur Fraser Ktrer, touching at Honolulu.
Ship Ptaarro would pruhabty leave Liverpool, Oct J, for Hooo-
htra. bs a C. Jarnoa.
From Brrmacn, ia all January, dipper brig Kobala, Corsen, to
at for whaiiac. by Iloffschlaeger A Mapenborst
From Bremen, early in March, cupper brig Aloha, tom for
by UoOeclilaeger Stapenborst.
FAME SG ERS.
. , . coatfTwnn.
From Laaana. for Kos per ntamoi. Feb S O D Oilman
Geo Braytno, T W Bverett, Dr White, li Wensd, Tmna, C 8
Bartow, D D Baldwin, Miss Atoby Baldwin. 2 Masters Dickinson.
For Kawataaa per Kalaeia, Feb. 7 Cap W etott, B A 8
Wood, Capt Fab, H C Uraham, and sw oo deck.
PLACES OP WORSHIP.
ffeaaaea's BeUUt Rev. Samaet C. Damon, Chaplain King
trees, near the Sailors' Home. Preaching on Sundays at
11 a. M. and Ti P. M. Seat free. Sabbath School after
the moraine- services.
Purl Strtet CaarcA Corner of Fort and Beretania Streets,
Kev. K. Corwia. Faator. Preachfcag on Sundays at 11 a. a.
and Ti r. a. Sabbath School aeete at 10 a. a.
iaTetaedisf ATpsscoaaf Church Kauaaa avenue, corner of Tutul
sum Rev. John MCkty, Pastor. Preaching on Sundays
as 11 ijl. and 7 rot.
a-aaa Caaae KUn- street, above the Palace Rev. K. W.
Clark Pastor. Services, In Hawaiian every Sunday
oa a. a. aad Ir.a,
faiii'f Chmr A Beretania Street, near Xanana
Baw. LoweH BaisTk Pas tar. Services, ta Hawaiian, every
nmrtav at 10 a. a. aad Zs P. a.
raWte CAaisA Furt street, near Beretania street ender the
aaaraa af Rt- Rev. Blshoa Maiaret. assisted by Abbe
I every I laaiiaj aa iw a. m. aan a r a.
TWa OrBaXaJTO Boctk Ahzxd. The Clesveland
9iainJMaltr heads a oolomn of news extracted from
tha CommtrtUf, witk t following prefatory re.
Br ta BW Ovariand 113 SoU to California
wa ksv miiiwi oar foil Clca of the Pacific Com.
mcreisl Advertiser, pabUahed si Honolulu, Sand,
wieh Iaiaads, witk dates to Oct. 6th. 00I7 thirty-aix
dBrs froni th " aid Isle of the Paeifio." The news
is ill 1 at Bet r intercetia;, aad wo spread ft ia extento
ttibre oar roada as a tr-at rareley fT- Jhe
Ommrrcisl, fraea which wo qeote, is the leading
rTPeoiSa. end hi fafly posted in efl thetui
Jirrtes is tha eevewaAery pertioa of the globe.
rmmZnii the Uyiac of the Athvatie Cablo had
tZwmi thera, aad a Wal Ubm they had had, bop
acxarne. throeh einuiar InatraaientaJity,
L,y to bo pot in launodl-Ae eoanectioa with the
eoaaoat and other blaad of the Sea." '
Msdjv ac asste csarly
THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 10.
"Want of space compelled us to be somewhat
more brief than we desired in the commercial
article of oor issue of January 27, particularly
in the consideration of the tables and statistics
for the last year, which we then presented as com
piled from various sources, " We desire to say a
few words in support of our position with refer
ence to the custom of procuring an estimate of
"domestic produce furnished as supplies" to
ships, and suffering it to appear in the list of
outward exports." It is urged, in answer, that
our port, being simply a recruiting station, where
the " supplies" furnished form an item nearly as
great as the actual cargo- export, therefore, no
rule obtaining in any other country could possi
bly apply to ours ; and that the amalgamation of
stores furnished, and cargo exports under one
head, and footed up in one column h, under the
circumstances, strictly correct. We beg to differ.
In former years, it is true, such a jajeition might
be maintained with more force and reason than
now ; but the day has gone by when the prepon
derance of business, mercantile interest, and
capital of the Hawaiian Islands is employed for
the advantage of, or by the influence of, the for
eign whaling fleet. We are not prepared to deny
that to this fleet the Wands are indebted for much
of the wealth, enterprise and civilization to which
they hare attained ; but the development of our re
sources, both agricultural and commercial, has
of late years been rapid, and the child, which
could scarcely creep but a few" years ago,
can now stand alone and protect itself without
the aid of the nurse's arm.
We are aware that the expression of this opin
ion will be regarded by many in Honolulu as the
rankest commercial heresy. Not a few of our
neighbors regard the whaling fleet as the very
life's blood of the islands, without whose quick
ening and all-potent influence trade would fly our
shores, agriculture stagnate and die out, our
population retrogade in civilization, and our
national government resolve itself into its original
elements.. Let us see if such a lamentablo state
of things would so surely follow the withdrawal
of the foreign whaling fleet even supposing such
an event to be possible, which it is not notwith
standing that the San Francisco journalists play
such enticing strains on their harp of a thousand
If figures alone would bo deemed sufficient
proof of our position, we have them at hand in
the annual Custom-House statistics just publish
ed by the Collector-General. It will be seen that
the total of domestic supplies furnished to whalers
and to all merchantmen drawn hither for cargoes
of oil, or in any way in the interest of the whal
ing fleet in 185S, amounts to no more than 22
percent, of the total exports of domestic pro
ducts. It is well for us to scan closely our agricultural
and commercial capabilities, in view of the fact
that the North Pacific whaling fleet will, in all
probability, actually fall off to a great extent in
the next two or three years. It is conceded that
the business of whaling as now carried on out of
New Bedford is a losing operation. Not one Bhip
in three or four comes out even on the voyage. It
needs no seer therefore to foretell a rapid diminu
tion of the fleet. The best informed persons in
Honolulu estimate that the fleet of 1859 will be
75 ships less than that of 1858.
It is further admitted, that one Honolulu
whaler is of more real, Bolid benefit to Honolulu
than three or four foreign whalers. " With these
facts before us, it is hard to avoid the conclusion
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from the foreign whaling fleet, after all, but that
our maintenance springs mostly from our own in
ternal resources. We are becoming an exporting
country of some note ; our sugars received the
- highest awards in Paris and California ; our hides
and wool begin to be quoted in the Eastern mar
ket reports ; our coffee tickles the palates of con
noisseurs at the East, and even in Europe ; Cali
fornia stuffs her beds with our pulu, and luxu
riates on our sweet potatoes ; and Germany burns
. our oil and makes hooped skirts out of our bone.
None of these interests could possibly bo affected
by the presence of a foreign whaling fleet, while
its absence might work to their advantage in a
We know of some persons of sound sense and
judgment who have the temerity to suggest that
the Islands might be permanently benefitted by
tbe gradual withdrawal of the foreign whaling
fleet from our shores. They ask Why is it
that agriculture does not receive tbe attention
that it merits that so many fruitful fields are
suffered to lie fallow, and planting enterprises are
with difficulty 6et in motion by the sharpest spur
ring and the most urgent persuasion ? Why is it
that a marine railway is not built in our central
and admirably located harbor of Honolulu ? Why
is it that steam does not find its way into our inter-island
service ? In a word, why is it that in
commercial and agricultural enterprise we are so
far behind the age? Some would answer, because
tbe government is unstable, and tbe treasury
bankrupt ; but the true reason is, that a vast
amount of the capital and influence of our metrop
olis is set apart and devoted exclusively to the
foreign whaling fleet. Money enough to keep
half a doz-.n stunners paddling briskly among our
Islands is hoarded up month after month for the
use and behoof of this same fleet ; and, worse than
all, so much of oar business talent and energy are
directed that way, and swallowed op in the vortex
of cares attendant upon the annual incoming of
the fleet, that no time is found to listen to the.,
most glowing project for developing our island re
sources, and no money spared to its projectors."
This argument, the reader will observe, is not
our own, and we cannot wholly subscribe to it ;
but it is well to study both sides of the question.
But the question is not altogether such a
matter of guess-work or of mere opinion ; we have
data before us from which to draw our conclu
sions. The foreign whaling fleet has actually
fallen off, year by year, since 1853, at least one
third, in the aggregate and what have been the
frigbiul results? . Our domestic exports are
trebled, and our imports diminished by over
$200,000. Our domestic whaling fleet has in
creased from nothing to eighteen well-appointed
vessels ; and, altogether, our island interests and
prospects were never in such good case as now,
although, as we have tried to show, there is yet
room for improvement.
We close our remarks with the observation
that, we would not be considered as placing our
selves in an antagonistic position to the foreign
whaling fleet far from it. We simply desire to
discuss both sides of the question, which is already
becoming important as affecting our interest, and
which future years will solve.
Latest raox the ExcrRsiosrsTs. The schooners
XinooU and .Vary, which left this port 00 Tuesday,
passed Lahaina on Wednesday afternoon without
stopping there. Tbe Kamoi, which left here on Wed
nesday, had a very quick passage to Lahaina under
a strong north wind. She arrived off that port about
half past four next morning, making the trip inside
of .twelve hours; aucbored at daylight with tbe
schooner IVarurick. Eleven passengers went on
board at that port aad the vessel proceeded about
noon on Thursday for Kailoa, which, from all reports,
appears to be the neamit port In tha eruption. ,
MOTES OF THE WEEK.
Thb " Mobjuiho Stab." This missionary packet,
which returned from Micronesia on the 24th ulL,
was for several days last week an object of no little
curiosity. Her copper being defective and much
worn, it was decided to strip and recopper her while
in port this trip. While caulking the upper works
about tbe stern preparatory to heaving down, it was
discovered by the sound that something was unsound
inside tbe planking, and on boring in, the timber
was found as rotten as punk. The planking was then
stripped off soma three or four feet down, nearly to
the water's edge, and all around the stern, when a
moat extraordinary sight presented itself! N-t only
were the timbers so rotten that they could be easily
picked to pieces with the fingers, but tbe whole stern
was a most curious combination of patch-work, made
up of the refuse odds and ends of a shipyard. One
timber in narticuUr we noticed. The lower part was
of oak, evidently unseasoned when put in, at the
middle was a piece of pitch pine some two leet in
lenirth. and on too a similar piece of spruce, these
two last not jointed together, but merely held in
their places by the iron fastenings or the ceiling or
skin" and of tbe outside planking. Tbe skin
around the stern was also of the same patch-work
character, not the slightest regard having been paid
to matching, jointing, or the kind of wood used.
At a ir.eetiDir of the Hawaiian Missionary society, ou
Tuesday Evening last, after hearing the reports of
the differen gentlement who had been deputized to ex
amine the vessel, it was unanimously resolved to
recommend the agent here of the Prudential Com
mittee to have her repaired, the estimated cost being
S2500. in addition to the expense cf coppering. The
copper was brought from the United States.
Fob thb Volcaxo. To a reader at a distance say
in the Eastern States or Europe it will sound strange
that people should live within two days' travel of one
of the most stupendous exhibitions of Nature, and
make no effort to go and see it. J5at so it is nere,
and dav after day we hear the remark made that if
business would allow, so and so would take a trip to
the volcano. There may be a vast deal of business
going on about town, but if so, it is done very quietly
in out-of-the-way corners. Bat seriously, a visit to
the habitation of Pele is an event to be remembered
during a life-time. One writer, in speaking of his
impressions of a first sight of tbe immense crater of
Kailuea says : " Had Vulcan employed ten thousand
giant Cyclops, each with a steam engine of one thou
sand horse power, blowing anthracite coal for smelting
mountain minerals, or heaving up and hammering to
pieces rocks and hills, their united efforts would but
begin to compare with the work of Pele here" Latest
accounts from Maui, received on Tuesday morning.
are up to last Thursday, when every indication was
apparent that the course of the flow was on the Kona
side, and that Kailua is the most preferable point
from which to start to view the grand spectacle.
Enterprise. Mr. C. H. Lewers, the enterprising
lumber merchant of Honolulu, has imported per
Modern Timet, a steam engine, which he has placed
on his premises on King street, opposite the residence
of C. R. Bishop, Esq., where he intends, we learn, to
carry on the steam sawing and planing business. Jt
was a novel sight last Monday, when the newly im
ported patent trucks, drawn by one horse, bore the
boiler of the engine to i!s destination, and much won
derment was expressed among the natives. The en
gine, we understand is about thirty horse power.
Mr. Lewers will be able to receive koa logs from
Hawaii and saw them up cheaper than can now be
done by hand in the mountains of Kona or Hamakua,
and thus we may be able to export furniture wood
as a slight offset to importing so much lumber. Im
provement is the order of the day.
Chinese New Teak's. Last Friday, February 4,
was the Chinese New Tear, and the Celestials, in
humble imitation of the outside barbarians, made as
much noise over it as they dared for fear of the police
They indulged in feastings and merry-makings, and
pretty generally displayed their want of skill in horse-
riding. The more respectable among these children
of the flowery land" merchants and shop-keepers
invited their acquaintances to join thera at the
festive board, and many availed themselves of their
hospitality. At Lahaina, wher the Chinese are very
patriotic, a feast was prepared in the house of every
Chinaman of note, and such a display of cakes, fruits,
meats, &c, reminded many, who witnessed the festi
val, of new year's day in New York.
Islaku Steamers at Last By reference to the
report of Legislative proceedings in another column,
it will be seen that the House of Representatives have
passed, without any opposition of moment, the Act to
incorporate the Hawaiian Steam Navigation Company.
The substance of the Ac will be found in the pro
ceedings for Monday last. We congratulate the
country, and especially the planting and grazing in
terests upon the prospect of the acquisition, within a
comparatively short period, of so valuable an aid in
developing the resources of the islands as inter-island
Saddle Steauxo. "We have had frequent cause
to mention the frequency of saddle stealing, but never
have been able to chronicle the recovery of one. Last
Thursday, however, the Chinese New-Tear's, the
police identified a saddle on which a celestial was
riding, as having been stolen off the horse of Profesor
Haskell, some weeks since, in front of the Fort Street
Church. Tbe culprit, wbo calls himself Kaniku, was
fined by Judge Davis, $40 and costs, and sentenced
to six months Imprisonment. Good. c
Breakwater at Lahaisa Mr. Austin, Repre
sentative from Lahaina, introduced a resolution in
tbe House on Tuesday, requesting the Minister of the
Interior to direct the Superintendant of Public
Works to inquire into the present state of the break
water at Labaina, with a view to ascertain what
measures are necessary to prevent the influx of sand
at the landings, and the probable amount which will
be necessary to make the needful repairs. -Doji't
Excroach. We occasionally hear of en
croachments on our public roads by selfish and short
sighted land-holders. One moves his fence a few feet
into the middle of the road, and by-and-bye his
neighbor moves his to make the line straight. Our
beautiful Nuuanu avenue, to widen which so much
trouble was taken a few years since, has been nar
rowed in some places four or five feet - Is it not the
duty of the Road Supervisor to look after and prevent
these encroachments on the public highway ? If not,
let us know whose duty it is.
A Breed of Native Pokies. The wretched,
dwarfed native stallions which are permitted to run
at large all over the country, are working out their
destiny" in creating a breed of Hawaiian ponies.
We have lately seen several mares and geldings a
little taller than the celebrated Shetland ponies, which
their owners assured us were from five to seven years
old. Other than their littleness, they appeared to be
as well formed as the generality of native horses.
Dull Times. As an indication of the total stagna
tion of business jast now, it may be mentioned that
on Tuesday at " high noon," an impromptu game of
" bat and ball" was got up on Queen Street, directly
opposite the store of T. 8peuoer, Esq., which for a
short time was prosecuted quite vigorously, much to
the amusement of the by-standers. Clerks and Mer
chants caught the infection, and the sport was only
stopped by some strong arm sending the ball over
We commend to the readers of the . Conwur-
cial, especially those about to visit, or to order goods
from tbe coast, the perusal of the San Francisco
advertisements on our first page. We feel confident
that our patrons will find it to their advantage to call
on our Saa Francisco friends, knowing,- as we do,
that they are honorable men, and .will deal justly
with all who may choose to patronise thera.
The Fkxsixobe Cooftjl This little surveying
vessel arrived on Saturday last from a cruise to the
north-west of these Islands, all well. She went over
the track of former surveyors and discoverers, and
has pretty thoroughly scoured the sea in that direction.
She will probably sail again to the westward soon.
A National Holiday. Yesterday, Feb. 9, was
the anniversary of the birth-day of His Majesty Ka
mehameba IT , the honored Head of the Body Politic
of these Islands. The day was universally observed
stores and places of business were closed, and every
body went on a time" eome of one, and some of
another sort. At 8 o'clock, A. M., the flags of the
shipping and shore were displayed in fcTeat profu
sion. H. B. M.'s S. Calypso dressed ship, with the
American flag at the fore and the Hawaiian at the
main, and a whole string of streamers, fore and aft.
The little American schooner, the Ftnnimort Cooper,
was also decked out with all the colors of the rainbow.
The other shipping in harbor made a good show of
boating, and on shore the flags of every nation were
flung to the breeze. At the Falace, at 11 o'clock, the
Foreign Consuls paid their respects to His Majesty in
a body, and at 12, the young ladies who have pre
pared tbe splendid Kahili to which we alluded some
time since, marched in procesHion to the Palace, pro
ceeded .by Mr. Sumner, bearing the splendid and
costly present The following is the address on
tbe presentation as delivered by Miss Nancy Sum
ner, on behalf of her companions ;
Yoi-a MAJKSTiicg : I am chaired by the ladies who accom
pany me, with the pleading duty of presenting to Your Majesties
t tbe yimog Prince of Hawaii, this Kahili, as a small token of
their tnrai wishes lur bia welfare, and of the high hopes which
thry, in common with til classes of their fellow snbjvcts, enter
tain for his future career as a ruler and a statesman. It is a tri
bute dictated by no mere selfishness ; it is suggested only ' y loyal
hearts which can admit no fee ing inconsistent with Hawaiian
honor, and a just pride la the dynasty by which that honor is so
well sustainnt. We sincerely trust that when our youthful
Prince has frown np to man's estate, he may find himself sur
rounded by those who will know no other sentiment. If be in
herits the virtues of his progenitors, he will want no other title
to the confidence, tbe lore and the veneration of the Hawaiian
His Majesty replied in most fitting terms, and appear
ed peculiarly please 1 with the very appropriate man
ner in which the native children of foreigners had
manifested their regard for his family. . . But the
great feature of the day was the parade of the Hono
lulu Fire Department Tbe companies met on the
square opposite Dr. Hillelrand's at 11 o'clock, and,
forming a procession, marched through the principal
streets. When opposite the Palace, a halt was made,
and three times three cheers were given for the King,
the band (which under the able direction of Messrs.
Pickering and Hamilton, discoursed better music than
is usually heard on parade occasions in Honolulu)
having played God save the King." After the
parade, the entire Department, with the Chief En
giner. Alexander J. Cartwright, Esq., at the head,
marched to the pic-nio ground, makai of the Stone
Church, where, after a few appetizing games of ball,
they sat down to a sumptuous repast, prepared in
Monsieur Victor's unequalled style. The best
of feeling prevailed, and after the substantial
-were disposed of, the healths of their Majesties
the King and Queen, the Prince of Hawaii, and
Prince Karnehameha, were drunk with enthusiasm.
A number of volunteer toasts followed, among which
we were gratified to notice that " the Press," was
one of the foremost At 4 P. M., the companies
returned to their rooms in procession, as they had
proceeded to the picnic ground, not the slightest
disorder or breach of decorum being apparent, and
everything passed off pleasantly.
Latest from the Volcano. From Capt Burrus,
of the Karnehameha IV., arrived from Kawaihae
yesterday morning, we have late and reliable intelli
gence from Hawaii in regard to the eruption. The
outbreak is on the side of Mauna Loa facing Kawai
hae, and somewhat to the westward of the crater of
I860. The lava ran down the mountain and filled up
a large valley or hollow between Mauna Loa and
Mauna Hualalai. This it was five days in doing, at
the end of which time the stream made its appear
ance near tbe course of the eruption of 1804, and
running down, reached the sea at a little hamlet
called Palaoa, about 10 or 12 miles from Kawaihae,
destroying a few native houses and a fine grove of
cocoanut trees, and completely filling up the harbor
or landing place. Capt. Barrus was informed at Ka
waihae on Monday that the lava was still running,
and had made a natural breakwater or dyke into
the sea, estimated at two miles in length. 'The
sight from sea of the burning mountain is de
scribed as being magnificent in the extreme, and at
night inexpressibly grand. The course of the lava,
-A.. K.,t.s 1 ne point where it was aetainecTifl hir
ing up the valley, was like that of a snake, wit ding
and tortuous, but even towards the place where it
reached the sea. The wind at Hawaii had been con
stantly at due north ever since the commencement of
the eruption, and the consequence was that a heavy
Burf, tbe equal of which was scarcely ever known
before, prevailed all along the coast of Hawaii, and a
landing could only be effected with difficulty and
Theater. Miss Rowena Granice, wbo is a " host
within herself," since she assumed the management
of the theater, it appears has met with but indifferent
success. True, the sen son is very much against her;
but then it is really astonishing that when such pieces
as the "Dumb Girl of Oran," "Old Folks at Home;"
and other very interesting novelties are put forth for
the amusement of the theater-going public cf Hono
lulu, they should appear to be so poorly appreciated.
Miss G. deserves well of the theater-going public of
Honolulu her exertions to please are untiring. She
not only plays her own parts remarkably well, but
frequently acts as prompter to those who, through
negligence or other causes require her watchfulness
and aid. As May West field in "Old Folks at Home,"
on last Saturday night, Miss G. really took tbe au
dience by storm, and plaudid followed plaudid until
the fair actress must have felt some compensation in'
the enthnsiam manifested by those present, for the
paltry m eagerness of the house.' Messrs. Townsend
and Bennett both played well and added in a great
measure to the eclat of the piece; so too, Miss Horton
(Mr. Rowe) as Martha Westfield. Mr. Hamil
ton's bango solo was justly applauded, as was also
the singing in "Old Folks at Home." We learn that
Miss G. proposes giving another en tertainment on
Saturday night next, if she can procure the theater
on terms sufficiently fair to justify the probable re
ceipt of expenses.
Projected Gas Works. Last Monday, an Act to
graut a fifteen year's monopoly to the Honolulu Gas
Company, was brought before the House of Represen
tatives. As near as we can learn, no serious opposi
tion will be offered to the bill. It was on Tuesday
referred to a Select Committee to ascertain as to the
location of the proposed works, it being of course im
portant that they should not be in close proximity to
the thickly( settled part of the town. The question
was also referred to the committee as to what should
be the maximum price of the gas. We learn that the
company are willing to engage that they will furnish
their gas at a price not to exceed 1$ cents per cubic
foot Both these questions raised by the House, we
think would be appropriately left to the decision of
the Minister of the Interior.
Official. Tbe following statistics from the official
tax reports, showing the taxes collected as well as the
number of tax payers, horses and dogs on Maui,
Molokai and Lanai, for the year 1858, will be of in
terest to our readers.
1 1- .
H o H 3
1,282 101 ;i,270 65
630 $2,513 75 $2,808 $3,794
784 142 1,623; 101
706 200 1,466 189
864 103 ,L255 124
382 1,082 75
SS 1,960 75
325; 1,889 j
3,625 640 6,613 479 1,819 $850 25 $7,892 $8,016
JA( ii VP- la V soi DO 3061 296
720 81 I 8971 4l 84; 1,698 25 lioj 1,494
A xew Flao-Statt. Hook and Ladder Company
Protection." No. 1, appears to be in a prosperous
condition, notwithstanding the sneers which some
have directed against it Last week ten new mem
bers were received, a splendid banner was presented
to them by tbe ladies of Honolulu, and a flag-staff
erected in front of their rooms, the gift of their fore
man, whose liberality and public spiritedness are
well-known. In fact, T. Spencer, Esq., is the life of
the Company. Long may be wave. ,
Wasted. No. 2, " Mechanic," appeared yester
day with no decorations on their machine. We could
not help thinking that it was very appropriate, con
sidering that a new engine is so much wanted 'They
deserve one. ; i .
(Correspondence of the Pacwc Commercial Advertiser.
Mjl Enrroa -A hospTulfor the poor dying na
tives ! This looks well in print; and may be of use,
aud, were it not to come in dose proximity with sev
eral other things, bearing a different aspect. I would
pronounce it benevolent. ' ' :': ".
P But ahospital at Honolulu for the few
can reach It" and u law forbiding .11 intelligent fo -eigners.
under a heavy penalty, to "r "f
cines to the sick, even in remote parts of the kingdom
unless they can afford to pay tor .u
work for nothing, do not lock exactly the same way
Add to this the fact, that one kanaka, by the name
of Kapu. with the professed sanction of the K.ng,
should be selling licenses all over the kingdom to ig
norant kanakas to practice medicine wherever they
go, and among all classes, and take large pay for the
same, and not a word prohibiting it in the stringent
law against foreigners, and I am surprised at the in-
congruity. ; - - ; ,.
Among natives, practicing medicine applies equally
to setting bones, extracting teetb. blood letting, dress
ing wounds, and healing up the multitude of diseases
or the flesh and skin, stomach and bowels to which
the natives are subject To forbid an intelligent for
eigner, who may have attended medical lectures in
the United States or elsewhere, visited and seen hos
pital practice, and procured a tolerable medical li
brary in order to make himself useful in practicing
the healing art when needed, from making any use
of his knowledge and skill, unless he can afford to do
it gratuitously, in places.too.where no foreign or com
petent doctor can be found, looks like legislation ill
applied. , ; . '
The writer of this article, living remote from the
city, was called on a few months since at midnight
to go and see a native female die. She had been sick
some days under native treatment, and was now sup
posed to be dying had taken leave of the family and
was speechless. A dose of sulphurio ether was ad
ministered; she rose and spoke to me. Another dose
of the same was administered, and she felt relieved.
I theu gave her a cathartic; she was soon well, and
is now in her usual health.
. Four or five years since, a foreigner came to me,
pale and fainting with the Ices of blood. As artery,
as he supposed, had been accidentally severed in his
arm. Blood was passing off freely through several
handkerchiefs tied around his arm. In most implor
ing terms he asked if I could help him, and soon
fainted. Undoing the bandages it was soon apparent
that a vein, and not an artery, was severed, and the
bandages, as put on, only increased tbe bleeding they
were intended to prevent After his wound was suit
ably attended to he soon rallied, and went home with
better feelings than before.
I mention these incidents, not to show my skill in
medicine or surgery, but as facts, hundreds of which
are occurring at the remote parts of the islands
every year. If the missionary or some other one is
not nrepared with his instruments for cupping, ex
tracting teeth, dressing wounds, and his phials of
medicine and barrel of salts, &&, there will be suf
fering and death from this source, if I mistake not,
far beyond all the relief a hospital can give. Shall
the missionary forbear to heal the sick because be
cannot afford to keep himself supplied in medicines
and instruments for nothing, and has not the arro
gance to request to be admitted into the college of
physicians ? , Let humanity reply.
I have before me one of the commissions above al
luded to, given out by Kapu, which I will translate
as a specimen of many:
This is to make known that from personal knowledge of the
(Treat skill of in medicine, he is hereby authorized to be a
doctor durinir life, under mv control.
I give him liberty to practice his art in all parts of this king
dom, so long as he obeys me and does not nreaE me law oi im
Kinz. tht one do ritrht and iust.
Here are the prices I allow the doctor to charge, if his patient
recovers under his hand :
1. For dise-ises of hitch order,.
2. For diseases less dangerous,
3. For diseases of lighter character,
4. For diseases of very trifling character,. ......
6. For diseases of still lower grade,
6. For attendance on particular friends,. .......
7. For manipulating to ascertain the disease,. . .
8. In cases where one takes another's patient,. .
Under my band this 26th or May, 1867.
Such is the commission of a man wbo occasionally
sends to me for a dose of lu-pepa, which means any
powdered substance shaken from a phial into a paper,
and would as appropriately apply to arsenic as to
One thing that makes native practice the more haz
ardous is, they now attempt to use foreign medicines
to some extent. A few months since, a native took
from a package of old medicines what he supposed
was Epsoms salts, dissolved and drank a part of it.
being a little unwell; but, as it did not taste as he
expected, he left a part, and after a few hours sent
for me in great agony. He died in a little time after,
From the appearance of the envelope in which tbe
salts had been kept I concluded it was sulphate of
In view of all this and the one-hundredth part is
not said I would respectfully inquire: Is there not
some cheaper and some more effectual way to meet
the necessities of the people than those now before the
Legislature in part, and kept back in part ? Would
it not be better to encourage missionaries to deal out
medicines, &c, in remote parts of the islands, and
encourage natives to pay at least the cost of the arti
cles ? Is it well to allow Mr. Kapu to go on with his
imposition on the ignorant and credulous natives ?
If in a hospital thousands are cured of contagious
diseases, and sent back to their polluted houses, pol
luted kapas, pillows, mats and companions, will they
stay cured ? Let the houses be doctored, the mats,
kapas, and all, by Zatc, and there will be hope. ,
Honolclc, Feb. 8, 1859.
Mb. Editor : Whilst the Legislature is still in
session, it may not be improper to draw its attention
and that of the public generally to a singular defi
ciency in the laws as they have hitherto existed, and
as, for aught the uninitiated know to the contrary,
they will remain after codification, unless the expo
sure herein made should lead to a proper enactment
to remedy the evil complained of. ' ,
The 14th article of the Constitution reads as follows:
" The King conducts his government for the common
good; for the protection, safety, prosperity and hap
piness of his people; and not for the profit, honor, or
private interest of any one man, family, or class of
men among his subjects: Therefore, in making laws
for the nation, regard shall be had to the protection,
interest and welfare, not only of the King, chiefs and
rulers, but of all the people alike." The 15th art!
cle commences as follows : Each member of society
has a right to be protected by it in the enjoyment of
his life, liberty, and property, according to standing
laws." The 85th article, among its other provisions,
proclaims " the responsibility of the King's minis
So far, well. But it would seem that the King's
ministers are perfectly irresponsible in any breach of
the laws except those relating alone to the ministerial
. A minister, here, in his private dealings, may be
guilty of the most corrupt and dishonest practices;
he may violate every enactment in the Penal Code
with impunity, provided there be no mal-administra-
tion or mal-conduct in the duties assigned by law to
his department, in which case alone, according to the
third section of an act to organize the Executive Min
istry, voL 1, p. 10 of the Statute Laws, is impeach
ment permitted. The twenty-fourth section ot the
same act, page 16, expressly provides that the minis
ters shall not be liable to be tried and punished crim
inally, until after impeachment, or until removed
from office by the King without impeachment
To what purpose is the declaration of rights in the
Constitution in the face of this fact ? Where is the
safety guaranteed to every man in this constitutional
country, should there happen to be in office a man
determined to wreak his vengeance on any unfortu
nate wight who may have incurred his displeasure,
or to appropriate property not belonging to him by
improper and illegal means i
Will it be said, no man of that stamp is likely .to
obtain office here? Look at the report of the Minis
ter of Foreign Relations, now before tbe Legislature,
and see what description of men, according to his ac
count, some of the foreign agents have been who have
either dead or absent, out werv . ;.h accredited
to be good men by the Governments which accredited
iLmfAre not minister, moulded from the
rlav as foreign agents and ambassadors .
ClaWh" Uheinfstry are privileged with thus
nitv from the action of the law, and consequently are
IZ to wield an i
evil ' see bow the naturalized subject is to be restrained-
In the Upper House to
sert after the 422-1 section of the cod.fied law,, a sec
Uon providing that "no naturalized f reigner
be entitled to resort to hi. native country fo, pnrtjo
tion or intervention, and for every such rt.aDau;
ralized foreigner shall be amendable
penalties annexed to rebellion by the Per.al Code.
This enactment would be very proper, prov.ded the
naturalized subject were protected in his constitu
tional rights; but he is not. he is entirely at the
vnercy of any of the King's ministers with whom he
may have dealings, simply because the minister hun
self is subject to no criminal law. except for derelic
tion in his official duties. - "
This is no visionary view of the matter. Tbe
writer lately sought to ob-nin from the highest tnbunal
in the country, redress for wrongsof a grievous nature
sustained by him at the hands of one of the ministers.
His application was' unsuccessful, and, being pre
cluded from the privilege of applying to represen
tative of hit native country for protection, he has the
comfort of waiting in pleasant anticipation of the next
step that will be taken to complete his ruin, which be
must counteract in the best way he can. .
His case to-day may be that of some other natural
ized subject to morrow. t
Gentlemen of the House of Representatives, this is
no trivial matter to be lightly passed over; it is a
state of affairs that ought not to be suffered to remain
in permanence. Yourselves, and your constituents
throughout the length and breadth of the land, are
equally interested in putting an end to it
As you hope to live in peace, security and honor;
as you value your very lives and liberties, interpose
some shield between the possible oppression of an un
duly privileged ministry and the defencelessness of
the rest of His Majesty's subjects, and you will have
achieved an object which will entitle you to the last
ing gratitude of that portion of the community owing
permanent allegiance to the Sovereign of these Islands.
Mr. Editor Sir :l have read, with much atten
tention, your remarks ia your paper of tbe 27th of
last month in regard to the annoyances experienced
by ships recruiting at Saa Francisco, particularly
those caused by pettifogging lawyers of that place.
I would, however, say that much can be written on
the same subject without going out of Honolulu.
Without question, Honolulu is the most preferable
port in tbe Pacific for the recruiting of whaleships,
provided the masters and officers can be protected
from the interference and attacks of certain lawyers,
whose presence here serves to drive away many ves
sels whose trade would add materially to the com
merce of our port.
A case occurred a few days since, which came
partly under my own observation, and which I will
cite to show how much ship-owners and ship-masters
are pestered and wronged by the frivolous and
ridiculous complaints incited and encouraged by the
afore-mentioned pettifoggers. Simon Elbrecht, who
commanded and brought the schooner Marilda to
Honolulu from Rio de Janeiro, afterwards shipped in
this port as mate of the brig Angenttt, and on the
evening of the 28th ult, between 7 and 8 o'clock,
was arrested and thrown into prison at the suit of the
former mate of the Marilda. No complaints can be
brought against the officers of this government, who
only executed their duty under the law. Mr. J. H.
Brown very kindly, and without delay, informed the
owners of the brig in regard to the state of the case.
But the apparently intended discourtesy displayed on
the part of the lawyer who instituted this suit in not
ai least informing the agents of the Angenett that he
intended arresting the mate of the brig and in filing
the complaint, so that the arrest which was made
after dark cannot be censured in terms too strong.
As it was, the vessel was left unprotected for nearly
- tho Imin, muA tv !t amount of property exposed
I annex extracts of the complaint upon which Mr.
Elbrecht was arrested. It will speak for itself, and
show that the commercial prosperty of Honolulu is
sure to decline, if ships visiting our port are liable to
detention and annoyance in consequence of such petty
and groundless suits.
Extract from a Libel brought against Simon El
brecht by Henrich Polack, mate of schooner Ma
rilda : x
" That, while said schooner Marilda was on said
voyage from Rio de Janeiro to Honolulu as aforesaid,
and, during the whole of said voyage, the "aid Simon
Elbrecht did abuse and maltreat the libellant, and
called him opprobrious epithets. Such as a d d
Dutch Kaiser, and threatened to shoot libellant, and
also to lash him to the rigging and flog libellant, and
also threatened to cooper libellant up in a cask with
nails inside and roll libellant about the deck in such
cask, and also threatened with oaths and impreca
tions to throw libellant overboard. And further,
during libelant's watch below, the said Elbrecht was
in the habit of hammering and stamping with his
feet above libellant's head ; maliciously and deliber
ately intending to prevent libellant from sleeping or
getting his natural and necessary rest. That, dur
ing the whole time of the aforesaid voyage, the said
Elbrecht behaved with great inhumanity and cruelty
towards the libellant, and treated him with great
indignity, so much so that. libellant was frequently
obliged to ask the foremast hands for food. In con
sequence of said Elbrecht calling libellant a d d
Dutch glutton, and by such means driving him from
the cabin mess. That the said cruelty, ill usage,
harshness, inhumanity and threats of said Elbrecht,
this libellant was kept in misery aud discomfort, and
was severely injured and damaged to the amount of
live hundred dollars."
Sapreroe Coart .
The following decision of the Supreme Court in the
case to which we alluded last week, of Mr. J. II.
Strauss vs. the Collector-General of Customs, has been
handed us for publication : '
C. C. Harris vs. Warren G nodal t, Caller.tor-General of
OPINION OK ALLEN", C. J.
This is an application for a writ of mandamus to be issued to
the Col lector-Otfneral of Customs directing him to grant a per
mit for the landing of certain goods now on bord the baric
Frances Palmer, and which are the property 1 John II. Strauss.
The material facts in the case were : That C. C. Harris was the
legally authorized agent of said Strauss for the purpose of mak
ing the entry of these goods at the Custom-House ; that he went
to the Custom-Rouse with the bill of lading and the original in
voice to make the inward entry, and offered to verify the same
by oath agreeanlT to the requirement of the law. He also offered
to pay the duties, and proposed to have every package opened
in the presence of an officer of the Customs, that th" contents
might be examined, proposing to pay the fees of the officer for
the extra trouble, but the Collector-Ueneral declined to adminis
ter the oath to said authorized agent, and to grant the permit to
him, but was ready to do so to Mr. Strauss, the owner, ou his
compliance with the law.
It appeared that there had been some difference of opinion
between the Collector and Mr. Strauss in relation to the entry of
these goods, for he had at one time deputed his clerk to make
the entry, but the Collector declined to grant the permit to him.
But all that is alleged to have transpired antecedently to the
agency of Mr. Harris has no bearing on the legal right of Mr.
Strauss. Tbe Collector-General is an efficient, upright and
valuable public officer, and the Coart is fully aware that he
would not Intentionally do an act which would work a failure of
- The Counsel Ibr the Collector contended that the Court had
not power to compel an officer of this class to do his duty, unless
where individual rights were concerned, and in such case it was -within
the legal discretion to grant or withhold a mandamus.
That the Custom-House would be deprived of a most wholesome '
check upon smuggling if persons were allowed to make their en
tries by an authorised agent. That the owner or consignee have
never made any entry of the goods, and that no one could enter
tbe goods unless he was the owner or authorized agent at the
" Ume the vessel entered the port. See. 6: Laws IS4S. '
That It was necessary to swear to the original bills of lading
and invoice, and exhibit them at the Custom-House.
That it was in the discretion of the Collector-General to judge
as to whom he would administer tbe oath, and was bound only
to administer It to the party authorized to make entry by law.
The law prescribes the mode of entry of goods. Tha Statute
Is In these words t
Whenever any inward entry shall be mads at the Custom
House, the person making such entry shall exhibit to tbe Col -lector
the original invoioea and bills of lading, andf verify tba
same by oath. (Sec 7). '
"So person shall enter any goods, and secure tbe duties on
them as principal in the bonds, unless he is the owner or consig
nee at the time the vessel enters the port, or unless he Is the
authorized agent of such owner or consignee. (See. 8).
The question is has the Uw been complied with It Is ad
mitted that Mr. Harris was duly authorised by Mr. Straass to
make the entry 5 that he tendered the Inward entry and offer
ed to verify the same by oath, as well as to comply with all tbe
requirements of the law. . . ...
The duty of tha Collector is purely ministerial in this easet
the law prescribes it, and he has no discretion in tha matter.
His duty Is to carry out tbe law. . The Court is clearly of opin
ion that the Collector had no right to connect this ease with any
thing which may have transpired between the parties before, un
less he could sliow a 1 gal ooonectioo. ,
It is sound U that an act of an executive officer emnot ba
examined by mandamus, which invades the exercise of his jndf
ment or discretion. But In the entry of goods tba mode and
requisites are prescribed by law clearly, and if complied with by
the importer, the Collector Is enjoined by law to allow the entry
to be made, and to grant tbe permit. The Court Is of opinion
that the Importer did ail that toe law enjoined, and that lbs Col
lector should have made tbe entry and granted tbe permit. Ia
relation U the eonstrurtkw of the 9th wcttnn M
think there rannut bs a dooht that it inteodni ZK
porter the right to appoint ao agent to perWhi
Honse doty without regard to the time of thTtrri '
It would bs sn exceptional law to d'-prire saiT'S?
right to appoint an agent to perform hi Custom Pcn
I am not, aware of any provisi.m in any comirl!, V
gnus to this, and I am quite as-sure that the TTr!j
Intend the power or right of creating an agnirT!? J
would bo an Implication 01 tbe Imimrter whki 7",S,i
neen mhciiu, . it. imposes on H
An iut nmnnae in this can to li u a7iL-
. Mv 1 , ine tM 1
govern Courts In issuing writs of prmtiw J
refer to the case of Kendall t. United Btt. V
say "Thnt tbe authority to issue the writ ot mw
finer of tbe United States, commanding him tow,
act required by a Uw of the United Sutw, M
of the judicial powers of the Untied States onJT? .
; lion." "CJ
I AUa uie twin ui v-mt ikvhkh, the P'
' the District of Colombia has jurisdiction to ism"-'
' Hamn to the Post Muster O-neral. to eomn.1 LIti
' ministerial art. which the relator has a cnm,,,i2
act of Congress, to have ''one by him, and as to
I Th imwer to Issue the writ of mandamai bn 1
in a summary way to supply a mneriy, (.,, ,J, tj
aneeiAe one. there would be afnilnreof Jni. i?
rmrt by tne raw, ana inc un regard it a dot,
: would be a fwilnrr of Junk. T M
plete and adenuat for the rrJzi
law fails to he complete and
the ColleeW-Oeneral may ne name to s stilt, K1
iMit to lral ororeedincs would nerhans
V - " J .,. ar.n ., .
the loss of the market f t the season! to er-at J,J
ness ; andon heavy Importations to trretrenbl. ' "
. Tne tyoun. m-m.c, - l-mnpiory B14M.-1 I
' to the Cdtector-Oen-ral of Customs, to be trwV
For the 01iector-OeneraL "J
' HOUSE Of NOBLES.
TwiirtV-rtmi TUT Js. 28. Prayer. Vi...
approved. The House proceeded with the ClviicJr'
actions 734 to 764 inclusive, the amendments tiA
Representatives being concurred In, with the tuZH
amendment to striae u .iniui 1 -o. book siyJ
portant amendments were made. A ! journal.
1 Twawr-SixTH Dr Jaa. 31. The act to pr.
I building and repairing of bridges in the DUtri, m r
I was read and referred to Committee of the W hoi. ,
1 miun v k , - . m x o; g, 1
iwg uniM v.. ' i J . 14 1
! however, exempt him from bis liability to the mad tal
i- -u-niAiulln a nRW subdivision ofuvt:.. . 1 1
special tax of fifty cents each on all horses, rm
asses umiMM im . i --.... j;if n I
the report, and the bill passed Its Dnal reading. aJJ
Twssvr-SsvBKTH Das. rsa. 1. There brin,
proceed with, tne House anjonnm.
i w r.--. i I " . - -. ..... junu-
approved. It was resolved, If the other House axrJ
rr . . . tM r. . i. 1.
point a 'mil lunuuiu"; " "wu cimi Xl'iuictoj-
uniformity between the English and Uawsiiu)
Civil Code, with power to employ the s tvk of tfej,
of each House. Womtnated Gov. AahsnHot
. .i , T nr It on nFtivM tmrtamtt.1
irocn ioc mvwwo v wif iwv
1273, inclusive, of tbe Civil Code, with amendmnm. t
proceeded with that business, aid worked it
tha hn sections, striking out sections 797. 744 i
earring also in all the amendments of the othr B
. . n i rt - ! .in. ,n t V. . V.
in section wa, sou kniuji "tt "re""eaua!4;,
mlttee on uniformity. A new section was intndatnlt
1 Attl hl.k ..1 Xlt it lT XTT 4 tlni,a nt V 1 H ,
oerra troy, wum-u, -o... r. - -. . ... ..--itc pi
of Representatives," is an exact counterpart of ctw.i
word Marshal" suostivuteu .or -uigu anerur ig
latter occurs. Adjourned.
nOCSE OF B.EPRESEXTATTTB.
The House resumea tne sunjeci oi ine t im loit,
nwnt of the Judiciary Tbe arlous sectifnj. w t'
practice of courts, were passed up to 1305, when tat cj
rose ana tne uouse mjuurani.
Mr..Sheldon, bs a minority of the Commitlr nc fcK
William Jarrett, reported m ravor ot paying bra
Ordered for committee of the whole on Moalar.
Mr. Roliertson gave notice of intention to liinvta i
facilitate lnter-ialand navigation.
A mesiare was received from tbe Nobles, ttatirx ia
appointed a Committee of One to com pare the two w-.
Civil Code, so far as passed by the two Hoaxes. Jt j
son was appointed by the Speaker on tbe part of tin sJ
OBDBB Or TBI DAT.
The House then proceeded to resume the entailers
Civil Code. Sections 1305 to 1333 were pase.l. AjpjJ
A message was received from the Secretary of th
Nobles transmitting, as amended by them, the big i
means to rebuild the bridges destroyed in this di-tre
late freshet. The Nobles tart concurred in melinite
following amendments: InMead of $2 on each nai-i
a tax of $1 each; Insetted the words "But the fmrei
not be construed to apply to persons eiemvted fr,,.
der the act relating to the Fire Department;" and t
viaion was added to the first section, to read at f.fcrl
Upon all horses and mares a tax of fifty cent J
all mules and asses a like tax of fifty cents each I
Tho bill was ordered for to-morrow in committee
OBDEB or TITS DAY.
' The House went Into Committee on the Civil Codt J
133 to 136S wer! passed without any impnrunt ami
when the Committee rose, and the House adjourns.
Mr. Robertson read a first time his bill to prom wir.
navigation being the act of Incorporation or t. 4 Wk
Mitchell and James M. Green, as " the Hawaiian Sua
ion Company." The privileges granted are a i
inter-Island steam navigation for six years from fht tin
arrival of the first steamer $ Tree water tpm tne F
pipes; free wharfage at the new esplanade and the w
eoal depot, free of charge; the entry coal an oao
ries of the business free of duty ; to be exemnt fra
ehareea or taxes of any kind : the right of tovint td
not Included in the grant; and within twelve months
put on a steamer of not less than 850 nor more thu
to carry tne malts tree or cnarge; i ne ua-rc
Inta mrernment service whenever required. Tbe hi
der.d for Monday.
mnri or thb dav.
The House went Into committee of the whole on or U
I -1 ... kill -M wt A Kw K Knhlp. Ir. MkOill
Mr. Chamberlain moved to lay on the UMe . i
After some discussion, the bUl was indefinitely pstpI
f The nonse then resumed the eonsidt ration of th C-
and sections 1367 to 1450 were passed without amended
Mr. Kennl, moved to reconsider the Honolulu spec
Kill artihrlt w nostnArwvl mi flatnnlav. Arlnt-ited.
I On motion of Mr. Richardson, the noose agreed iaii
ments oi tne monies, aim tne nm was passea.
OBOES Or TBK DAV.
The hill to Incorporate th Hawaiixn Steam NsvtrH
panv came an in Committee of the whole. Tne Mil oi
section by section, and oriUwd for a third reading
A message was received from tne Minister of I :
transmitting an act granting certain privileges to tt A
Honolulu Gas Company. Read a first and second bat
fur committee to-morrow. Adjourned.
Mr. Aut'n offered a resolution calling fnr informs
Department of the Interior as to tbe state of tbe breard
. OBDEB or TUB DAT.
The act to promote lnter-island navigation (theHete
passed a final reading.
The bill to Incorporate the nonolnla Gss Comnsnrfl
np ia committee of the whole, and oo motion of Mr. 14
referred to a select committee, to Inquire as to rjie prewi
tion of the projected gas works, and to fix a mucmint
which the ns shall be furnisbmL
The House then went Into committee on the Ciril Cl
Kipi In the Chair.
Chanter 34. Of Willi. was then take np. Pa!
section 1512, when the committee rose and th flootrK
till Thursday, to-morrow being the anniversary a a
birth-day, and a holiday.
FOREIGX "SUM MART.
Bayard Taylor has already made more
hundred lecturing engagements for the wit
It is cravelv proposed by a correspondent
Melbourne Argut to explore the interior of &
continent or Australia by means or balloon
Over $50,000 was realiied for pews at rue
in the new church of the Rev. Dr. cpnng,
The Mississippi Legislature his passed M
ing divorces to all parties who have nvw j
ted to set towards Mississippi. Indiana
going out of the " business."
The ttelehrated Morgan horse. Flvinz Cltr-
recently ' sold to a Missourian for f 3,000, H
The South Carolina Legislature have M
resolution to assist necuniarilv in erecting M
roent to the signers of the declaration of inJ'!1
P - ...... o...- TS4
to oe put up ty the oia tuirteen Diaies- -sum
needed is $125,000.
Testimokiai. to MojtrnT. The gentle tim e
with the agreeable duty of preparing s '-!
for Paul Morphy, on his return tohisnw"1"
propose to give him a set of goM nd '
men, with an inland chess board. They T
to present him with a gold me-lal ra,eT
his achievements, and to strike copies io ov
Tha St. Tinia Democrat ' savs : " The 1
nrohabilitv that an anDlication will be mKB
cress at the approaching session, for the org"-'
. . r m r. t : . western
oi " itamane jLermorjr, wriug it ,
Kansas, including the gold region. Tbrrt
revlv indiftatinna that a struzcle will be nw
Southerners to dedicate this region to slaTrtf
Rurv t Ksrnti isd LaPLAND K
AmrWn rinraA-tamer. ha returned to I"3
... 1 . - Grl,.n and Upl
fl w DUUVC9DIUI whvmv - .
instructed a clas9 or two hundrea at j
Crown Prince delivered up to him a peenuw
half-breed Arab mare, which no groom J
dare approach. Mr. Rarey tamed ber M
and twenty minutes. The Prince pre.entea -j
gold medal. .1
TKa Tndnr. JPr nv. Mr. Morphy 'J
to pass tbe winter in Europe. His dec'f
Anil v gmug a autl i c.uvi 1 iTTH
chess. Herr Anderssen also has made fiow s
ments for being in Paris on the IZth "TT
that thia mnch exnected match will reallj 1
After its termination Mr. Morphy
in England, where plans are already afloat""
him the reception he merits."
Good Fecders. Dr. Rea, the EVTYii
cured the relics of Sir John Frautim "'J
In 1854, delivered a lecture before the u J
Society at New York on Thursday 1 A
was his experience in the froien V,,
North. The frost of that eountry m
mous appetites. Tor tne uocior - .
Bar Company allow eitht pounds of tunw
the daily ration of their employees. LA
rr T , -a. KrtT WoU""". V
m"V MJ a a,.-- .
Spirits Get thki Liqpob. In JK
worth's Hall, N. Y., on Sunday wvew j
Edmonds said of spirits in the next worM -
"I one had a snirit come to m w" .. -rff
addicted to the use of tobacco, and the
experienced on entering into a spiritual e f
a desire for that. I had an interview
who was a drunkard while living here, j
me for drink. 1 asked, What S":,
spirits do you now? and be said, I "