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' J r JHVMSDJr. JCITE 9, 1869.
. . "g wpe la oar community, daring the put
week, ha heew the redaction, nude hy Ute Merchants fa void and
"7 "" PiO kMtiMMV The table of
ZZ-lTv wprto - ear art page. Generally, the
"een Vlewe as wise one by Ute aerchants and
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T "CTt hargaiae are aade, and debts orlooa;
rjr vercftat,ef ccewsa, loot senior his trwato-
www, wl KWaaKUln hundred dollars' worth of rood
- ia ou standard, which ho Bright lose under the new.it ia
are very rlad that the sAver coins were Wt undisturbed,
eacwpuac; those which it has always bee dlffieutt to pass, and
which are not Wry abundant. Oar ftre-nanc doUar piece sbuald
not m aMdoled with, fur iu place cannot ho supplied by aoy
other doihv coin of cqoalvataa. We are aura satisfied of this
rwelbJakofk. The real value of this coin is S3 eenta.
teas than the real vatae of the Aaxrscaa iw
-, which to the standard eC American currency. The new
Asaericaa sUrer halves and wearier are is value seven cents
hrlow the aUver dollar. Coaaecjocntty , all are American
eejuc duUar, are of the same standard as Ur ve-Cranc
i afceee la other wurds, two American hall dollar, or tJax quar-
! l "W--r- wr"ulto sreofthe same restrain aa the fire-franc piece. Is
V " i " atawwpt to drive away a dollar coin which
V Uof retotivw vatoo as the only coins which we could
i . nece It with, There arc la the kingdom perhaps $500,000 In
mr" Hwes, tor ft is well known to constitute the bulk of
the surer coin io the hands of the aatrrea. But it U saU we
hail ho orerran with a. . There la no tear of that, far the more
we aare or it the better, provided we hare smaller coins at the
From Si Faasciaco per Frances Palmer, June tC 21 eases
mdse and 2 rune, to P 8 Wilcox; 1 cs books. W ll Prase; a pkes
mdse, Wanghang- Yio Coj 1 cs mdse, Wm Pearson; I ca saddles
1 exprns waeon, R H Bobineon; 2 smith's bellows, 1 cs hard
ware, W N Ladd; 18 e mdse, CAsHI Poor 2 cs mdse, 1
machine stand, A 8 k. H 8 Grinbaumt 26 cs wine, 20 cs cirars.
1 cs dresses, a bales grass cloth, V Hpaklfnr; ZU nxs tea, itat
a Ahee; 4 cs mdse. Bam Savkice; io hi nws rtnegar, io cs ci
der, C L Richard A Co; 20 hf bbU vinegar, 0 bob) do, 10 ca ci
, 4 kegs syrap, 63 bbls salmon. 12 hf pipes liquor, 6 qr casks
uqonr. H W Tallant; 3 cs furniture. 1 tabic. 1 rocking chair, A
Hants A Cos 26 bbls lime. eo Thomas: 1 bndl twine, I Mont-
fomery; 50 cs mdse, 4 cs powder, 20 hf chts tea, 1 bes oats, 26 cs
cigars, C Brewer. 2 cs lamp))lack, 2 cs rambb, 6 cs reaetables, W
bags oats, 3 c kibter, II W cVeTerance; 1 box warun spimiies. i
box wagon fauba, 600 bodls shingles, 1 sway block. I C W ater
man a . o; i cs goods. It Mackteki m w; zu,juu io n waaj
A Co: Gas Works, to Honolulu Gas Cot 2 bxa seeds, il M Whit
ney; 1 cs mdse, II Macfarlane; 1 demijohn liquor, Vranx Bindt,
0 cs mdse, 1 hale, A Clerhorn; 2 ban steel, 2 si nines, 1 rox,
hags hams. IS bxs candy, 3 bags flour. 1 cave, 26 bars oats, 1
bbl berf. 10 pkn mdse, John Patv; 1 tin box. B U Allen m 1
easy chair, 1 pkg, lion J W Borden; 2d bags oats and 2cs souse,
C L Each anil A Co.
Worn. Xsw BsDroao Psa Sair CifiJ, June 9
sHirassrs raoa Laasisa.
Cmimih io. at its saeetinaT Thursdar.
sotait tbat tho dimes and half dimes be made current as coun
ters at their sciaW voae, tea and twenty for a dollar. This is
wise aeaatuT, and we trust that oar merchants and foreigners
a over the Islands will asoAs sowm ffrtt to bring them into
caaivucy again. The naxircs only want to be assured that tbey
wm nave no traonie to disposing of these coins again, when re-
eetvea. The panic" creaiod among thna ten years ago in re
spect to dimes, has not run eat to this day.
that came up bHore the Chamber of Corn-
propriety of red ecing the Spanish real and
?en) w few and twenty cents, respectively. The proposal
was lose, and we think it is weU that it was so. Tbe chief
motive urged for this change, was to bring the dimes again in
.eosTsney. Bat this object can be gained probably without re-
ortlag to a less are, which would canse endless confusion and
cos to the natives. Besides, it could not make tbe two coins
pass alike, bat would make for us "long bits" and "short bits,"
same as are current in Ban Francisco, tbe former being
rea, and tbe latter dimes, being hi trade of two values, though
at ute same bat the two coins frequently pass there alike.
turtonaie that me change in the currency has taken place
uunng u Mast busy season of the year, wheif every body, ia
paying- out or receiving money, has got leisure to figure up tbe
odd cents hi the cuius tendered. One effect of tbe change will
ha to eoocentrate ia the hank more of the business of tbe town,
as a wm oe now, more than ever, a convenience to every man
W K. . kf- I - - - .1 .
- mm . wnwa tow rang
niu) pa ywa, we aave seldom known a more
quart weea In Honolulu- Our harbor has become like
eountry mia pood, one or two arrivals and a few departures
an coasters alone relieving as from a perfect monotony.
roe snip c Aoyra, which baa been lying here some two month t,
has secured a fail cargo, and her lay days having expired, sails
to-oay (Thursday) for Sew Bedford. Her cargo will be found
below. , .
has beaatajr-yio cargo for San Francisco,
and has ever one hundred tons of molasses so.! surar on board,
ana proowses to nna a ran cargo, ha ring taken much freight
that was intended tor the Pmtmtr. The Felix has been char
tered for several month,at a rate which baa not transpired.
AdTicea by the last audi front Europe report the arrival of the
bark Ce4acc, and ule of hrr cargo. Her oil, amounting to
2S00 bbUv, soU, deliverabie from ship'i tackles, for 20i rlx dol
lars per boL (equal to about, I eta. per gallon, and not 3d eta.
as stated by -an aser pen fc oura.") Uerwhalebone, about
-,600 Pa. sold as fallows j Polar and Ochoeak, 134 rlx dollars
per 100 lbs-, and Northwest, 123 rix dollars per 100 lbs. (equal
to about $1 OS per Bk. for polar, and 97 cts. for X. W.)
The barkentinc J turn f Fard, Moore, nr. to have sailed from
TeetaJrt on the lUh U iiay for lluooluiu, and is now fully due.
She has on hoard about 300,000 feet of lumber consisting mostly
of srantSng and large timber.
In trade we noticv few transactions in sugar and "Hun, for
SXl-n fcuoa at Tie per lb. Stock in the market very
haIT kad at 20c, toeiuding containers.
ClttUTi wU, J entirely bare.
SB niOLO-Jobbing at cost and charges.
TV LC Sales at 9c
m naU(Uah cArbsg. last sales 2 pe
Ship Kobert JCdwards
Miip Abram Barker
Ship Thoa. Jiye
Ship Laoraster.... ..........
Bark L. C. Richmond
Chip George A Susan
Bark Gen. Scott
Ship Oliver Crocker.
Bark Oeoree... -
sHirassTS rana iojoulu,
SMp Bebecca Sims..........
Ship Edward Carey-
ttiip B. GosnoM
Bark Martha, 2d.
Mclchers at Co
Galls. Wh. Galls. Bp.
Department of Public Instruction. But ve deny
that, niuhr ha law of nations, un wovernment has
a right to dictate, by treaty or otherwise, to another
WBat language suau ue its utuctcu iaugm(n
All that is true and only Bupports tbe position
we took. JJut why aia noi me midibw uuu
this out before? Why did they not declare it
hrfrt th ratificfttion of the treatv, m those
wordy harangues of fire hours' length, when
they overruled the objections raised by tbe
Kin and this Privy Councilors? Why did they
not confess before that the real motive which
France claimed in her demand about the French
language, is hid behind that diplomatic veil
whifh common in in da fail to perceive. but
which Ministers are supposed " to perceive."
In another column will be found a somewhat ;
j curious correspondence between Mr. Perrin and
Mr. Wyllie on the French treaty. Whatever
I opinion the negotiators may have of the next to
the concluding para em uh of Mr. Perrin s dis
patch, the public can have but one, and that is,
if the French Minister at Washington had sent
the same message to Mr. Cass, he would have
1846. The seventh article contains the follow,
ing clause: -
"Any alteration la the duties levied oa goods ekall not fate
effect, nor he enforced until twelve malendmr months, after
thefirtt public noitjiemtion of tuck change."
" The treaty with Hamburg, contains the same
clause verbatim. The treaty with Bremen, dated
August, 1851, requires " eight months" notice
to be given. ' . .. V .."r
Tbe ' public notification" intended in the
treaties referred to, is no doubt the same as is
meant in the new Code when it is declared that
the laws Bhall be promulgated, " by publication
in srjch newspaper or newspapers printed at the
seat of government" as may be deemed proper.
No such public notification or promulgation has
as yet been given in any way or shape. The
French treaty does not make any change in the
tariff except in reducipg thejiquor duty to three
dillars. That, of course, goes into effect when the
treaty does. The passage of this treaty simply per-m'-ts
this government to enact a new tariff. Such
tariff , has not yet been promulgated as an
enactment, and the importers are supposed to
been politely notified that his passports could be I know nothing about it as a law, until its promul-
with drawn. This grand finale is in perfect har-1 gation.
110312 lbs hides. 20,574 lbs tallow, 8303 goat skias, 6 boxes, 34
rrato bars. 174 coils junk. 60 pkps old metal and junk, 13,797
lbs wool, 6 boxes curiosities, 10 boxes and 3 casks old copper,
52 boxes type metal. Value, foreign, $2,439 02; domestic.
$3238 69; transhipped, $85,033 60. Total value, $120,011 29.
In this city, on Ute 8th inst, Mrs. D. Kelly, of a son.
S-aVT TKJZTJSCO A MZ.rT. 3fry 24.
The arrival of the Frmneee Pmimer last evening, plat as ia
the receipt of advices from Baa rranrisco to the 25th. OneV
those angular "act nations, for which that port Is noted, took
place la the price of coOe, which was suddenly reduced by one
prmclual holder bum 19 to Uc. per lb. Nearly a auuon of
pomade had arrived during the ten days preceding tbe 29th.
ScBsa fairs of Hawaiian at BjCllc; crushed, lOjtfUc.
XoLaasas Hawaiian, 80c; syrups, 35c
riota Sales at $31 f 9 for hot Haxal.
Corrta HawaBaa and Bio, 124c; Java, 19c.
Bssa niot, taSftict navy, i5?.
OaAXtrs $40 pet 1000.
Povaroea H. 1. sweet, ZiS4c
Salt 60 Ions Hawaiian soid for $12 60.
Owr advices sr- up to Feb. 19. Ship Cswfwe', Sears, sailed
tea. 11 aw Bostoa, with cargo of hemp and cigars. Ship Har.
'rial tfJeaoie, Ora jt was still in port at abova date
Fcaaa Swleeat $61'tt$4f per picuL " '
Cowrsa Sales at $U per picul, and holders inclined to ad-
4aa." Cnra 2Vg30c per paree.
Coaawtc $104 C$11 per picul.
Pbaiaww at IIoawlalaH isi Jmmr.
Phrst Qoawsv. 7
a- I dy. h. m.
14.T M. Pun Moon 14 11 63.8 A.
tU A. I Last Quarter.. 23
tVlTKST DATES, rwcclvcel at this OaScc.
Saa Praaetseo........!Hay 2S I Paris..... .....AorU S
X. A April 30 I Hnoe-koos-. Mar. li
New font.. .April 23 I Melbourne. Tic Feb. 1
April 14 1 TahuX. Feb. 11
Par Sse Pasaasoo r bark Fclis, about June 16.
For Laaaraa par Maria on Saturday or Monday.
For Kawaiaaa per Mary, to-day.
For lloo, (overland) per Mary, to-day.
pout or nouoi.Tji.Tj. it. i.
June 3 ach
Mary. BerrUL fta Kawaihae. with cattle and fheen.
rW Margaret, Kikeke, from Kauai, with firewood.
6 fleh Kxccl, Antonio, tnm Koha, with sugar and tmv
lasses to llackfetd Jt Co.
t Am bark Prances f aimer, Paty, 14 days from Saa
American dipper ship, supposed to be the Indus
try, Capt Waters, or tbe Storm King, Cant. Calla
ghaa. 14 days froas Saa Francisco, bound to Hong
kong, with passengers.
Jaae 3 Sebs aUaaot, WBbar, aad Moikeike, Hatt,foc Lahaina
aad Kaholut. "
S 8ch Keasulaohi, Xarchant. for Eooa, IlawaiL
Ti4chs Kxoai aad Margaret, for ports 00 Kauai.
Jfaval- The American Pacific Squadron consists of the ti
lewiac vtasfts, aU of which, we briieve, are now cruising along
the Mexican or Central American coast. Ooeof them, probably
tan Vaadalia, Is cxpectad to visit Honolulu daring the summer.
OOcera, Men. Guns.
Flag ship, steamer Merrimae 428 40
Baaaai tirijmtm Sarmoac. .. ...22 2H0
Meop nf wax St. Mary's 18 260 20
Soop tA war VaadaUa if TU 30
Stscp nf.war Pecatar 12 19S IS
lawn of war Cyan. u 240 20
Mawcaacato mf Caaelwra.
Ksasoi sailed hvst rriday for Kahului, and may be expect-
for Bias sat Saturday, May 21. She was
as vadt Pana, wbaeh would take four or five days longer. Ehe
a-a h daw Sslatdsy or Sunday.
fca aUkaaJaaai saOed ar Konaen Friday last; she wUl net
ha daw US ahoat the 'JMh ittst.
as EaeaJ, tresa Kaaai, wm few due oa Monday next.
aa Filtas sailed far HOo ea the 2J, and wUl be di
aaea the Uta.
SaS Faaatajco per Frances Palmer, June i Wm II
r, James B Gleaaon, O W Uagenoouam, i c King, Ang
, CbarVS uea, u naiswan, m awu miwisii smiia.
W H Meahsr, B Puncaa, K WTaaaat, Arat, woo wood, Cbaa
Pur ggw Manroea per Chanta. Jans a oeo r aoruen.
Freca KaTAt per Kxeat, Jane Mrs Dr Hoffman, William
Cherry, Rev Messrs Walsh aad Mande.
For koss. Hawaii -per Kekaasaohi, Jaaa 3 J Uaawaa, F
Coawtegs, Prof AJrxander, MUaskcll, Wm Oaaca, Miss An
drews and taw KTsaea Paris.
Far BUcai r - ExcH. Jane T K Jaaaman 3 aaagntera aad
ata, Mr JaaVw aota. Maw IrwIayMias Uoidea, Sasal Alexaa
ar, Wat Aaar-" and t Masters WUcox.
n. ew. eeaa Maawb aaat. la Seer
Catatai Ilaav. asm. 4 rears sf ace. mthar af Mr. C. F. H
sasate. aas) af the OtottarVi of
THVRSDA Y, JUNE 9.
At length the Ministers begin to see and con
fess the faults and ambiguity of tho French
Treaty. Their eyes begin to open and discern a
I dark cloud rising slowly and threatening to em
pall the fair escutcheon of Hawaii. In the last
Polynesian, we have an article, evidently emana
ting from one of His Majesty's Ministers, in
which the writer "kicks at the pricks" which
now becin to appear in the treatv. But it is of
no use. Tne .Ministers Knew wnat it was oeiore
it was ratified just as well as now. They advoca
ted it, aye they fought for it, like tigers over their
death-struggling victim, and vowed it the
only hope of this nation. The louder we
sounded the tocrin of alarm, the longer were
their speeches in its favor, and the bolder their
The writer alluded to in the government organ,
takes as his text, the following significant sen
tence i the letter of the French Commissioner,
the whole' of which will be found in another
"The raterests f France and Enrland in the Hawaiian archi
pelago are of a different nature; there is the fact, the forrrtful
ness of wbicb can alone explain the Art of 4lh Septemher, IS 63 "
(he. tbe " Jd referendum Article.
The writer asks, are thesa French interests, of
which the Hawaiian government would seem to
have been forgetful, of a political, commercial.
religious, or social character? And he under
takes to answer them all in the negative, i. e. : that
Franct) baa no interests here but such as she holds
in common wit!" Fno-land.
Is this tbe position of tno -'jy tnat
the treaty is ratified? Why, pray, did they not
take that position before? The wholejf the French
Treaty, from beginning to end, is based on the
assumption that "the interests of France ancL
England in the Hawaiian archipelago are of a .
different nature." Every article, from first to
last, is based on no other ground. The veriest
tyro in logic could not overlook this feature of
the treaty. Why, let us ask, was the duty on
liquor reduced? Was il not for the undented
object of favoring French brandy or French inter
est and French commerce? Why has the French
language U.cn placed by the treaty,on a par with
the English, but for the sole reason that the
French and English interests are of a " different
nature?" Why have "peculiar privileges" been
granted to Frenchmen in the 2nd article, and to
French commerce in the Oth and 14th articles.
For no other earthly reason but because French
and English interests here are of a " different na
ture." Why are the French Consuls clothed by
sections 17, 20, and 22 with powers not granted
to nor claimed in any other treaty, unless it be
because French and English interests are of a
It is idle for the Ministers now to commence
whining and lamenting over the deed which their
own itubbnrn folly has executed, or to seek to
salve over the wounds which they have made. It
is with ill grace that they rise to declare now
that French and English interests here are iden
tical. Under this French treaty, they are as op
posite) as black and white, whether it regards
" political, commercial, religious or social" mat
ters, and no on can read that document atten
tively without being of this opinion.
One thing, which may escape the eye of the
casual reader of this posthumous confession of
the government in the Polynesian is what is said
in regard to the French language. Our readers
will bear in mind that we warmly opposed this j
concession, before the ratification of the treaty,
as partial, and as being unjust to other nations,
or if claimed by other nations, on the ground of
parity, of injustice to the Hawaiian nation. But
see what the Ministers now say, after the ratifica
"There is but one social interest that we ever
heard mooted, and which unfortunately seems to have
obtained a place in the French Treaty, sod whose
appearance) there is palpable evidence either of an
unfortunate misconstruction of the plainest facts, or
a persistent intention to override those facts; an in
tention, of which we are far from accusing the French
Government. That interest is tbe admission of the
French lanruaee to be used " ia every case in which
documents in the English language may be admit
ted." The numbers here that speak French, as com
pared with those who speak English, do not, at a
very moderate computation, exceed tha nronortion of
one to eighty, if not one to one hundred. In com
merce, in shipping, in letters, in arts, in manufac
tures and agriculture, from Kiihau to Hawaii, the
rn.i;.i. i v.. :. . .i.: ; .
mony with the treaty, and should accompany
that remarkable document.
From the Polynesian we learn that the Gov
ernment cr somebody in it, thinks that " three
out of the six points" in the now famous ad
referendum article, are accepted, vir"Vkhoee re
ferring to internal regulations of-iwfl8 and
spirit trade, and to a limitation of the consular
privileges in the 17th and 20th articles; the
three other points, referring to the french Ian-
mnk a a . . i
guage, Me power oi local courts in cases oi in
testate Frenchmen, and the recognition of French
and Hawaiian vessels as such according-to the
particular laws of the respective countries, are
in toto and unqualifiedly declared inadmissible."
In respect to the " internal regulations of the
wine and spirit trade," which is so vauntingly
i claimed as yielded to the Hawaiian Government,
the position of the French Commissioner is very
equivocal. He says of it :
Thus It is that the 10th Article of the Treaty of 29th October,
which consecrates a principle established in 1839 and maintained
in 1S40, which renders inapplicable to a Frenchman, tbe law of
the 2Uth June, lsal, renders uuo inanmlaiiuie tne tint para
graph of the jiropoed additional act.
The law of June, 18il, referred to is this, we
roRBIDIXQ TUB kCTAII. OF IXTOXICATI.NO LIStrOKS AT A XT OTHBB
rLACC BXCIFT HO.N0l.rLt.
WniwBKAS, there have heeo numerous applications from places
other than llonolulu lot licenses to retail spirituous liquors :
Axd wbkbbas, it is feared that greater evil would grow out of
such licenses on other islanils : lnereiore ;
Bb it Rbsolvcd by the JVoblrs and Repretentativrs of the
Hawaiian Islands in Legislative Council assembled.
That after the passage of this resolution, it shall not be lawful
to grant licenses for the retail of spirituous liquors, including alt
wines and other intoxiciiting driuks, at any otbrr place In the
kingdom than Honolulu.
Put this and that together and what -do you
make of it? Why, that this law of June 20,
1851, is deemed by the Frencli Government as
inapplicable to a Frenchman," and conse
quently that a Frenchman must be licensed any
where that he chooses to reside, t or out of
Honolulu. Does this lfbk like allowing the
Hawaiian Government to rejrulute its internal
liquor traffic ? ,
Our readers may be under the impression that
this treaty will expire at the end of ten years
from September 8th, 1859. Very far from that
Should the French Government insist, it may
hold ihe Hawaiian Government to abide by the
offensive articles for fifly years if it chooses, and
no power on earth can prevent it. The 26th
article rends :
Article Aavi. l his present treatv shall be in
force for ten years, counting from tbe day of the ex
change bt the ratifications, and if, in one year before
the expiration of tins term, neither the one nor the
other of the two contracting parties announce by an
official declaration its intention that it shall cease to
have effect, the said treaty will remain still obliga
tory during one year, and so onwards until the expi
ration of the twelve months which shall follow the
official ucefarttio'i in question, at whatever time it
may be made. It is well understood that in case
this declaration come to be made bv one or other of
the contracting parties, the provisions of the treaty,
relative to trade and navigation, and contained in
tbe articles 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. 13, 14 and '24, shall be
alone considered as having ceased and expired, but
that, in retrard to tbe other articled, the said treaty
shall remain, nevertheless, perpetually obligatory,
and cannot be modified except by a mutual agree
ment between the two contracting parties.
By the last clause of this article it will be seen
that sections 1 to 7, 15 to 23, and 25 to 27, in
clusive, " shall remain perpetually obligatory,"
unless a new treaty can be fixed on. The nations
cxceptwl are almost the only ones which are in
any way overlxsarinj; or burdensome. ,
Thus it will be seen how we are ennarled in
this French network, not by chance, but by the
strenuous and voluntary efforts of his Majesty's
Ministers. It is of no use for them now to grum
ble, they must grin and bear it." The treaty
of 1S4G was infinitely better than this new one,
and we might have continued under it for ten
years longer, as well as for the last ten years, if
our Ministers had had only the resolution to say
in respect to the Ministry, Vo. That little word
is after all, one of the most powerful, whether
for peace or war, for quiet or anarchy. We can
not conclude this French dilemma better than by
quoting a paragraph from our review of it a year
The treaty is now ratified and must go into force
Such being the case, and the law having been
enacted in tbe new Code conditionally, to go into
force at some future period, the government is
bound to abide by its treaty stipulation, and by
immediately giving publio notice, and by publi
cation of the tariff law, fix a definite period for
the new tariff act to take effect. Such public
notice can be given as well now as two months
hence ; and we trust some action will be taken in
tho matter, if for no other reason, that merchants
may communicate it to"their European and
' The New TarUTwf 1859..
Skctio.i 617. Whenever the duties specified In this section
can be substituted for those proviled fr in the. last precediug
section, without a violation of any existing treaty be.ween this
Government and any foreign Government, then io lieu of such
duties, th-re shall be levied, collected and paid on goods, wares
and merchandise imported from foreign countries the following
rates of duty :
1. On alcohol and other spirits of the strength of alcohol, ten
dollars per gallon ; on brandy, gin, rum, whisky, and all other
spirits or strong waters, of whatever name or deacription, below
the strength of alcohol, three dollars per gallon ; also on all
liqueurs, conlials, bitters, brandied fruits, perfumery, and other
articles of merchandise sweetened or mixed, containine alcohol.
or spirits of the strength of thirty per cent!, or upwards, three
uoiiars per gnuon.
2. A duty of one dollar and fifty cents per gallon on the port,
sherry, Madeira and other wines of whatever name or descrip
tion, above eighteen per cent, of alcoholic strength : also on all
cordial, bitters and other articles of merchandise of any name
or description, containing, or preserved in alcohol, or spirits
above that rate of strength and below thirty k.t cent.
3. A duty of five per cent, ad at norm, on all wines in casks
aud cases, known io commerce as wines " de Cargaison."
4. A doty of ton per cent, ad varolem, on cider, beer. ale.
porter, and other fermented beverages below eighteen lKr cent.
of alcoholic strength.
6. A duty of fifteen per cent, ad valorem, upon all wines of a
higher quality than wines of M cargaison'" below eighteen ner
cent, of alcoholic strength ; also ou toliocco, opium and all
the manufactures thereof.
0. Upon all other goodn. wares aad merchandise Imported
into the Ilawaiin Islands, a duty often p.-r cent, ad varolem :
provided, however, that no impost duty shall he levied on goods
or other articles Imported for the use of the Government, or of
the King and Queen
A aval stores and supplies belonging to a foreigu Government,
when imihjrted and Ural as such :
Goods imported for private use and consumption of foreign
diplomatic representatives t
Goods allowed by foreign treaties to be introduced free by
Professional books, implements and tools of trade in actual
use of persons from abroad, aud not intended for ale ;
Old household effects iu use abroad by those bringing them,
ami not for sale ;
Wearing apparel, not merchandise, in use of persons arriving
at Hawaiian ports ;
Personal hoiwhold effects, not merchandise, of subjects of
the Hawaiian kingdom abroad ;
Oil. one, fish or oOier products of the sea being the catch of
duly registered Hawaiian vssel?, and goods, wares and mer
chandise exported to a foreign country, and brought back in the
same condition as when exorted, uon which no drawback baa
been allowed :
Provided, also, that the Minister of Finance mnj allow the
following articles to be Imported free of duty on application for
that purpose : Trees, shrubs, bulbs, roots, plants, and seeds
a ben not intended fur sale as merchandise;
Ool l and silver coins ;
Philosophical, chemical, anl other apparatus for the use of
schools ami colleges ;
Curiosities, paintings and statuary not f r sale ;
Specimens of botany, mineralogy, geology aud other natuial
sciences, for the use of schools and colleges ;
All books, mans and charts procured abroad under the direc
tion of the Board of lucation, for the use of schools
Models of inventions, if not fitted for use; machineiy of all
kinds, if intended for specific use ;
Steam engines, sugar, coffee and rice mills, plows, hoes and
other implements of husbandry, imported by, or for any agri
culturist, or body of agriculturists, for his or their especial use
B.es, birds and fowls, bones, mares, assex, bulls, cows, calves,
sh'-ep, swine, and other animals intended for improving the
breeds of such animals
And provided, further, that the Minister of Finance may, in
his discretion, allow alcohol to he withdrawn from the custom
house, 'or medicinal, mechanical or scientific purposes, on the
payment of a duty of fifty per cent, ad varolrm the party or
parties applying for and withdrawing the same, giving satis-
taciory security that it snail tx used only for such purposes.
y' CtosetY CosiBsrsa Eijioi.The election for
Chief and First and Second Engineers of the Fire De
partment, took piaoe .on Monday : evening. The
whole number of votes cast was 84 a ; -..,,.uy..
For Chief Engineer .. ;
, B. Gilliland...
, . C. W.Vincent.. ..?
; . X. Gillilarid'i majority.
Jar Firtt Assistant Engineer ; : . -
K. J. South.....
i G.Clark's majority.....
. For Second Assistant Engineer
R.Nevttle.;... ......... i....
.. . Scattering. .....-
R. Neville's majority... r?.. ......... .
This was the most exciting election that has taken
place since the formation of the Fire Department.
The utmost harmony and good feeling appeared to
prevail throughout.- A band of music was on hand,
and, altogether, more enthusiasm was excited than
on any previous similar occasion. Our Fire Depart
ment elections have heretofore been little else than
a mere form, and the present is indicative of a new
era. Competition and rivalry in a Fire Department
ia productive of good, when not carried too far. The
retiring Chief Engineer, A. J. Cartwright, Esq., who
has held the office for several years, deserves great
credit for his untiring leal in bringing the depart
ment to its present well disciplined and efficient state.
As it now exists, it is a credit to any city. The de
partment numbers at present 115 active members,
besides a number of honorary members, distributed
as follows : l
Honolulu Engine Company, No. 1 36 members.
Mechanic Engine Company, No. 2 34 members.
Protection Hook and Ladder Col No. 1. . . .45 members.
We wish them suocess, and call upon the public to
eustain them. Any person may become a contribut
ing member, if not disposed to become an active
member, upon payment of the regular dues.
Hawaiian Bible and Tract Society. There has.
been a union of the Hawaiian Bible Society and the
Hawaiian Tract Society. They were originally aux
iliary to the American Bible and Tract Societies, but
the friends and members of these have thought it ad
visable to form a new and independent organization,
under the name of the " Hawaiian Bible af d Tract
Society."' On Monday evening, May 28th, a meeting
of the friends of the Bible and Tract enterprises was
held at the Bethel, when the following officers were
chosen for the coming year :
President Rev. E. Corwiu.
F't'ee President s Rev. T. Coan, of Hawaii; Rev. J. F. Pogue,
or Maui; Rev. A. O. Forbes, of Molokai, Rev. L. Smith, of Oabu ;
Rev. D. Dole, of Kauai.
Corresponding Secretary Rev. S. C. Damon.
' Recording Secretary Wm. A. Spooner.
Tr eaxurti Amos S.Cooke.
Auditor X. Bartlett.
Executive Committer .. O. Hall, G. Bt C. Ingraham, J. T.
Water house, II. M. Whitney, R. Armstrong.
The officers of the Society have already made ar
rangements for publishing a series of Tracts in tbe
native language. Other plans of usefulness are contemplated.
'i' S-A At. VaU
Tt, ttxmitlTION jA
Street Church, took place as announced, before a
-efy crowded house. Both ia teZ " ,m
tion, the scholar, acquitted themselvu .J.il rjs
credit.' Some of the pieces were particularly wul Cs
livered. k Ao original address on The Hula and tU
Effect; by H. H. Parker, was a scathing rebuke to
those who advocate the legalizing of the dance. The
audience did not appear to coincide with the remark,
said" to have been made by a gentleman present,
that "Parker was too young to dis-ooose the bula
question." Curiotity and t Consequences, by Wm.
Andrews, was admirably delivered. The aame piece
appeared in the CommerWaJ some two years ego.
The farcical song of Call John, was brought in
very appropriately, and appeared to relieve the audi
ence of the tediousnees which was then becoming no-
ftc'-'jnity witi which a tiploiuWi0' IN
be approached ; but hoping you will txJ K
simpls truths ia simple words, I be-... !'
acrnrinoe of my beSa j, &c, te ,JV
; ' :".- ' yfvJ
The Cotnmltfcj r! were appointed L
tees of Oata Cc!VC " attend the EiZf1
the Students of tie J Oration, woojj
report, that they feel great pleasure in ul
testimony to tbe fidelity and ability ,;
President and Prcfesaoni of the Institutio,
formed their duties, and the zeal and a-jj"
gence which the students manifested S
ination. "i Without intending to praise tv?
ence or we teaiousnea. - -- - f th, exMDination more than i. jU8t,T7
ticeable, The change of these annua exhns
from the College room, to a more central and aoceasl- knowledKe exnibUel by
hie hall, is a irood move, and we nope wm tw wu-, - . -
tinued. - " '. " . r ' .: - ' '
NOTES OF THE WEEK.
English language has its representatives and is strik
ing its roots through the half-caste stratum deep into
the aboriginal soil. Our rwrrsDhical noeition be
tween California on one side, and Hongkong and
Shangbae and Australia on tbe other, indicate plain
ly the natural sources of immigration into this coun
try and what language will meet our wants of inter
course with these immigrants. Even those who arrive
from countries, other than English-speaking ones,
invariably acquire it as soon as possible, if they knew
it not before, and to their children it becomes a
mother tongue. Even without the'verr precarious
government assistance of English tuition, that lan
guage is spreading through the native population by ,
marriage, by intercourse, by service. It is the lan
guage of the Court, the Bench, the various executive
bureaus; it is the language of the exchange and of
business, whether the operators be of French or Ger
man or English origin; it is the social language of
every educated person, at the fire-side party or the
pablie aalooos." -'
"France requires the same usage for her lan-nage
aa tbe English lanrum ia receivinir: bat Franc fow-
t or ignores tbe tact that the usage, which the
English language receives, is the result of pure neces
sity and not of choice; and that it has won its present
position ia tbe absence of treaty stipulations to pro
tect it, end i spite of systematic, coldness from the
in 1859. WeJvaye endeavored to show its faults and
ambiguity, rmfe alone can fully develop its work
ing. It may work smoothly, if an honorableand just j
cousui represents r renen interests, or it may oe made
an instrument of oppression to this nation, should one
of a coutrary disposition have the interpretation ofl
its articles. In case of dispute, and we risk little in
predicting that twelve months will not elapse from
the date of its enforcement before serious dispute will
have arisen in regard to its stipulations, we see no
chance lor settlement other than by that rule which
is too often brought to bear on feeble governments.
ana or which lahitt and J'omare are Listing menu.
meots, tnat " mignt mates right," in vain will it
be to talk then of tbe sympathy and power of Ens-
land or America. Tbey will only point the finger of
scorn to us and tell us that we willingly employed a
Ministry wno nave Drought on us all this evil, when
fully warned against it. And here we leave this
treaty. Though designed to be a " laurel wreath"
to bind the brow of gallant statesmen a capstone
to crown tne pinnacle or Hawaiian diplomacy, it will
only remain and be viewed as a monument of diplo
matic folly, pointing out to succeeding generations
the day when the glory of Hawaii departed, when a
poor ana teebie government, slowly advanans in
commerce, science and the arts of industry, was
checked in its youthful career by burdens and re
strictions which she could not bear, imposed on her
i - m f - . - . . . ...
vj a Ministry unanimously condemned by public
The Tartar mC 1859 Wheat elwea It B
This question is now frequently asked by those
interested in the importation and traffic of foreign
merchandize. The Chamber of Commerce met
on Saturday last, to discuss the tariff, and gain I
some information, but from the report of the
meeting given in another column, it appears that
very little light was thrown on the subject, al
though the Minister of Finance was present, and
members left meeting without being able to I
answer the question definitely.
Were there no treaty stipulation to the con
trary, the ehange in the tariff might take place
when tbe rrencb treaty goes into force, viz : on
the 8th of September, 1859. But that there is
some treaty stipulation on this point is admitted
in the, new Code, in tne section which embraces
the new tariff, and which says : -".. -.
MSacnox 61T. Whenever the duties specified in this section
can be svbethated far those provided lor in tbe Ust preceding eec
Ooa, wit boat a nobro of any existing treaty between this
Govern sjent and anywreign Government, then in lien of such
duties, there shsH be levied, collected and paid on goods, wares
" "v"" ravwwa i root amngn countries me naowing
rates of daty.n i
This clause in the new Cod refers doubtless to
tbe restriction in tbe treaties with Denmark and
namtrs- The Danish treaty is dated October,
Meetiso or tub Chamber or Commerce. A
special meeting was held at their rooms ou Si turd ay
last, at 4, P. M., W. L. Green, Esq., in the Chair, and
A. J. Cartwright, Secretary.
Present, Messrs. Melchers, Jas. M. Green, Spalding,
Bissett, Judd, Stapenhoryt. Gregg, Severance, T.
Spencer, J. Montgomery, Waterman, Aldrich, Pilu-
. ger. Savidge, Snow, Krull, Waterhouseond Richards.
On motion, Messrs. F. L. II inks, E. P. Adams, T
C. Ileuck, G. Keiners anl II. M. Whitney, were
elected members. . .
The President stated that the object of the meeting
was to consider the subject of tbe new Tariff, and par
ticularly to inquire in regard to the period when it
would go into operation. Mr. Gregg, being present.
was requested by the President to favor the meeting
with his views.
Mr. Gregg entered into a full and clear exhibit of
tbe proposed new Turin", and alluded to the limita
tions imposed on this government by the treaties of
Hamburg, Denmark and Bremen. He stated that
the question when the Tariff went into fleet was so
grave a one that he did not feel competent to decide
it, but that it must be left to the decision of the
King's legal advisers.
Several speakers followed, giving their views on
the question. Mr. Montgomery thought that the
Tariff could not go into effect till oue year from the
date fixed for the promulgation of the Civil Code,
which would make it August, 1860.
' Messrs. Spencer, Melchers and Green also spoke
on the question. It was proposed that the Chamber
pass resolutions on the subject.
Mr. Gregg rose again, and said he viewed it purely
as a judicial question, to be decided by the King's
Judges, and that any expression of opinion by this
Chamber would be of no use. In bis official capacity,
he bad taken the proper measures to ascertain the
opinion of the Judges, and as soon as he did obtain
it, he would hasten to lay it before the Chamber.
Thereupon, a vote of thanks was passed to him
for his efforts in the matter, and the proposed resolu
tions were not brought forward. On motion, a com
mittee was appointed to draft a letter to this Majes
ty's government, asking for information on the dif
ferent points connected with the proposed new Tariff.
- The Queen's Hospital. A Meeting of the Board
of Trustees of the Queen's Hospital was held at the
Court House on Saturday evening. His Majesty in
the Chair. J. W. Austin, Esq., was chosen Secretary
pro tern. The proposed charter was submitted to the
consideration of the Board, and after some discussion,
it was referred to a Select Committee, consisting of
Messrs. Gregg, Castle, Bates, Green and Montgomery,
with instructions to report at a future meeting.
A second Meeting of the Board was held on Tues
day evening. His Majesty in the Chair. The char
ter as amended was submitted by the Committee ap
pointed to report on the same. After some further
amendments had been agreed to, the Board accepted
tbe charter, and it was resolved that a meeting of the
subscribers be called for the purpose of proposing it
io them for their acceptance. The meeting of the
subscribers will be held to-day. The Vice President
question, which created some discussion at tbe first
meeting, was decided by authorizing his Majesty to ap
point one Vice President from the Board of Trustees,
In case of the absence of the President and Vice Presi
dent, the Trustees to elect a presiding officer pro Urn.
'.' . "; : . '
. ' U. S. Assat Coim are included in the debased
gold coins. They consist only of five and ten dollar .
pieces, with' a bar across the back, and are reduced
to 94 . 75 and 9 ?&
ET Henry Rhodes, Esq, has beesutppointed, ao-
eording to notiee in the Polynesian, Hawaiian Con
sal for . Victoria' and other -'"volts cf Vancouver's
Xotui.no Else to Do ? It is dull times for news,
we will grant, but we can't allow that as any excuse
why the Polynesian marine reporter should pilfer
our nes without credit. We sent a oat out to the
ships J L. Hale and Orion and bark Alice, at an
expense of two or three dollars to each vessel, to pro
cure news and other reports, which we published in
full, but "the Polynesian cooly smuggles two of them
into its columns, after endeavoring, by re-writing or
altertnsr. to make them appear as original. This is
not tbe first time the same thing has been done. We
are perfectly willing that the government should use
what has cost us an outlay of money, but in doing
so, let it have the manliness to credit it where it
comes from. We mean to spare no efforts to make
our marine reports full, as they always have been,
and expend annually several hundred dollars to pro
Kohala Potatoes. We are indebted to Mr. G.
W. Macy, for a barrel of these fine Irish potatoes,
which are now in so high repute among the whalers.
He has supplied this year 62 vessels with upwards of
5,000 barrels, besides several cargoes sent to Hono
lulu for sale. In order to have an abundant supply
for next year, as well as to stimulate the natives to
industry, he has offered a prize of $200 to the native
who raises the largest amount and thy best potatoes
for the next spring season. This is a premium worth
" Misfobtcnes never come Si.vGLT." Neither do
blessings; at least so we thought as we sat down to
breakfast the other morning, and found our table
loaded with a huge pyramid of brown bread, the taste
of which carried us right straight back to f tderland,
for we haven't seen the like since we bid adieu tosfof
Sindy Hook. It was delicious, and accompanied
with a cup of choice Kona coffee, no epicure ever en
joyed a feast more than did we and gur bairns that
loaf. There is a mystery about it yet, for we have
not been able to find where it came from, though we
have inquired in various quarters.. Our thanks to
the donor are none tbe less genuine, however.
Ice. Housekeepers who have depended on ice to
keep cool during these sultry d.iys, were somewhat
taken aback by the supply of that article suddenly
giving out on Monday last. That ice is a healthy
and invigorating luxury, none will probably question.
We only wishour residents supported the ice enter
prise more liberally. We understand that a further
supply may be expected the latter part of July in the
ship Phantom, which sailed from Boston for Hono
lulu direct in March.
., Hospital Mketixo, to-day. An adjourned meet
ing of the subscribers to the Hospital fund will be
held this day at 11 o'clock at the Court House, to act
tk. charter- whir h has been ere oared. A full at
tendance is requested.
The New TABirr will be found in full in another
column. The substance of it is, that the duty on
spirits under it will be reduced to $3 per gallon, and
the duty on merchandize raised from Jive to ten per I
cent Nobody knows yet when the latter goes Into
What Next? The latest Yankee notions which
we have seen are fentleman's paper shirt collars
invented to cheat the washerwoman out of her fee.
They are a perfect imitation of linen collars.
cs- flnr thanks are due to Capt. Paty and N. L.
branches' studied, and in the prompting
rectness of the answers given, the stude,,, j
College would have done credit to simiUr'J
of other lands.
Without entering into detail, the ComJ
not but advert to the thorough training
students manifested in the Classical
The mere translation of Latin and Grk
acquired but the knowledge of the um!
analysis of those languages, in the derV
words, in their quantity, and in the mw
structure of those languages, showed the L
training to which they had been subject V
In the English Department, the well bJ
roughness of the President of the College,
the minds of his pupils to a complete mJ
of the branches studied was manife)
questions proposed and answered above
tudents, in their studies, had not beesr
the mere routine of bocks. t ,
The Hawaiian students appeared wtlJ
ovi.lont that thev are not ueucient id v
1858, for which" we are indebted to the Polynesian.
Ingots, Esq., for favors, and to Messrs. M'Buer-&
Merrill and C. W. Brooks, Esq., of San Francisco for
latest papers. which annerUin to the thorough 8tud.n,
Last Page. On our fourth page will be found a and knowiedge exhibited by them, we .J)
table exhibiting the tax returns for all the islands for mAst features of the exaaiinti ,
Tbe Committee cannot but express their rtpj
the President of the College, who bat Ul
faithfully in bringing the Institution to iu J
standarJ of excellence, is sbout to lever Lb J
tion with it, but they trust that tbe TnwO
secure the services of a President of equtl t '
and one competent to advance still farther t
fulness of tbe institution.
Tim Committee cannot but rennl fi.i.r
O ' "U,
as it now exists, as worthy of the fosterinr
government and the beneficence of private 'aj.)
als, prepared as it is already, even in iuinO
give the blessings of a liberal education to mv
well as to foreign students, and security
,. A I almost all the advantages that they cu
fair and 8imilar institutions of other lunda
Respectfully submitted : j
Tu Cofea, i
Honolulu, June 2, 1859. . Cousin
A Safeguard. JTe notice that a well has been
sunk under the new Odd Fellow's Hall, and a supply
of water obtained, about twelve feet below the cellar
floor, apparently inexhaustable. A force pump has
also been set up on the first floor, capable of carrying
the water to any part of the building. This will add
greatly to the safety of the property. If every build
ing possessed such a natural reservoir beneath it, we
should have little to fear from fire.
Veracious, again. Tbe Polynesian, in giving
an account of the Meeting of the Chamber of Com
merce last week, speaking of the action of that body
in deciding, at its first meeting, against a reduction
in the rates of coins, says that this resolution "went
forward by the Yankee.'1 That vessel did not take
the report of the action of the Chamber in this matter.
The bark sailed about 2 o'clock, and the meeting was
not till 3 o'clock, and the above resolution was not
passed till about 4, P. M.
Well Dose. Mr. Spooner, of Punabou, has sent
us a mammoth tomato, measuring -about fifteen
inches circumference and five inches diameter, which
with another about the same size weighed together '-
2 lbs. ! It would be hard to beat this in any coun
try. None but good imported seed will produce such
The China Baxana. Our remarks a week or two
since about this variety of the banana, have brought
out some 'Btill larger specimens." Dr. Hillebrand
raised a bunch numbering 180 bananas, and Mr.
Spooner, of Punahou; has a bunch growing on which
there are 204 bananas. This variety is n
questionably the most proliSc that we have.
" Yorxa America." Decidedly the prettiest craft
that has ever been seen in our port, is now beine eot
ready for launching, in Capt Spencer's premises. It
is a five-oared yacht, from the J57ta Sr Ella, and in
its model is as near perfection as anything we have
ever seen. The captain being at a loss for a name
for his bantling, we have christened her as above.
Correspondence Pac Commercial Advertiser.
The French Treaty.
Me. Editor : In the last number of your Valua
ble paper I read certain representations made to the
world regarding a document bearing the signature of
two Sovereigns. Ton have often made similar rep re
sen tat ions; but over-zealous in your duty, or over
partial in your likings and your dislikings, you
allow yourself to lose sight of the true side of the
question, and strike at random, right and left, and
all in consequence of your having (mistakenly) sup
posed that you had given to the subject a
I now invite you to a really fair and impartial con
sideration of the treaty the first fruit of seven years
connexion between the Plenipotentiaries of the two
high contracting parties. Let us look at it article by
article, taking " Vattel on the Law of Nations," and
the Hawaiian Laws and Constitution for our guides
to a correct conclusion. Let us see where the ad
vantage has been gained, and where the infringement
lies, and let us express our opinions on the subject
freely and honestly. For my own part I confess to
you that I have analyzed this new convention with
no little care, and the more I have looked into it,
the more 1 have been surprised at the expressions
which you have made use of iu regard to it More
than that, I am surprised that a practiced -diplo-'
matist, after seven years of painful exertion his time
and his faculties having nothing but this same treaty
to occupy them should have secured for his Govern
ment, after all, nothing more substantial than an
impossibility in one section, and an improbability in
another. I allude to the Frenchlanguage being put,
even so fir as appearances go, upon a footing with
the English, and to the supposition that any one of
the six Frenchmen who live in Hawaii and who are
likely to have any property to leave, (for-I exclude
the Priests,) will die intestate. Such a thing might
indeed happen, but I am inclined to think that the
Commissioner of France will only exercise the privi
lege of Duttinz his o5cial;al on the DroDertv of
those Frenchmen deceased,,.. ho bad no property to
Arts. 1 and 2. Forty-one lines form. the two first
articles of the treaty demanding on the French Bide
what ? That which is, and always has been, ao-'
corded by this government to every citizen of every
nation. Can you discover more ?
Art. 3. Is imperative on the point that a French
man may put in a document in French, if he is self-
sacrificing enough to do so for the honor of his coun
try, and that translated documents shall sometimes
bear the revision and certification of the French
Consul. What harm in that i
Art. 4. What is demanded here? That which, as
in the two first articles, has been ever granted to cit
izens cf all nations by the laws and constitution of
the country. The courts of justice are, and always
have been, open to ail.
Art. 5. You, my dear Editor, as well as myself.
reside in tbe immediate neighborhood of churches of
our respective denominations. - Do you not hear the
bells in tbe early morning noon of day and close
of evening calling their congregations to worship ?
here then is the necessity for the introduction of
Art. 6. Every one here enjoys the privilege of buy
ng and selling land according to his desire, property
being protected both by law and the constitution.
Art. 7. Which God forbid! The law of nations
and common humanity hold out protection to all
Arts. 8 and 9. These give to the goods and vessels
of France and Hawaii, reciprocally, whatever is given
to other nations, and no more.
Art. 10. The liquor question the great question.
Vou must be fully aware that for a long period past
the Hawaiian Ministers have seen the expediency,
ana naa in contemplation, the reduction of the Tariff
on spiripand wine, and that while allowing the
rencn Umsul the appearance of having gained a
point, they carried outa measure they themselves
bad originated; proving themselves not quite so blind
as you gave them credit for being.
Art. 11. Nothing but what is granted to the most
Art. 12. Is of no value, as the government has
pened several ports of entry in this archipelaeo.
where vessels of every nation, without distinction.
can land their cargoes and not be made liable to ex
Art. 13. If in your power, be so kind as to inform
me on what occasion the Hawaiian government has
ever interfered with the affairs of vessels coming here
in distress, or with their consuls or agents in the dis
charge of their duties. Of what use is this article ?
. Art. 14. Your own judgment will tell you that
Article 14 cannot stand long without an infringe
ment on the part of the French not a single French
ship arriving, at or leaving this port, having more
than a quarter, or at very most half, of her crew
French. eOf so little importance is this article; that.
leu to itself, it will soon die a natural death.
Arts. 15, 16, 17, 18, 19. I throw down the gaunt
let to any man of sound judgment, in defiance of his
ability to point out to me one instance in the above
articles where the Hawaiian Ministers have sacrificed
the dignity of their Sovereign.
ART. 20. Admitted that here tha French rv.i
New Church Edifice at IIHa,
Ma. Editor: Nearly eight years ago, hi
efforts were made to collect funds and miter
a new house of worship at Hilo. During tbe
of 1857, the contract for building tbe hratj
given to Messrs. Williams & Richardson. TbtV.
ing was completed in March, 1859, in a awl
substantial style. The cost of the house ii l!,$y
in cash, besides a great amCaut of gratajtom t
on the part of the natives in collecting oue,s
wood for burning lime, digging, leveling, eaj
this labor it would be difficult to mnke a faireri
Bell. In July, 158, the native femalettfl
and Puna met and contributed 8852 for the para
of a church bell, n'.exeellenhbell, weighing!!
pounds, has been procured, and it now aenhr
inviting peals from the church tower. By the b
ness of Capt. Sisson and the owners of the aliip 0
of New Bedford, the bell was brought to Hoar
without charge. Less than half the cash eostriix
was expended on the bell. The balance rata
the general expenses of the house. J
Dedication. This transpired on tbe 8th of k
and as a debt rested upon the house, v -sea tcw
by free-will offerings, to sweep it off on this oeca
The weather proved unfavorable, and tbe rite
Hilo were impassable. The house was, bovt
more than filled, and more than $800 wertwr
uted. Subsequent contributions swelled t!w ut
to $ 1239. The debt was cancelled, and tbe
left in funds more than $309. j
Aid from Foreigners ass Strangers. TV:;
ing committee would avail themselves of tbii $
tunity for expressing their sincere thanki ui(
thanks or the natives or Hilo, for tbe timely ami
erous aid (in many cases unsolicited) wbicb bu
ftffnrdiKl bv fareiim reftiilonta. nf Hiln and other
. 0 j.
of the islands ; by other strangers, and bran
churches and individuals in different porticos u
gro'ip. Much of this aid has been from nnripn
sources, and we would bless Him who hat tti'i
clined the hearts of many to cheer us in the w
work of erecting a house of worship for theLoiij
If it will not too much trespass on the eclans
the Aicertiser, we shall be happy to prexst
names of foreigners and strangers who bjF
kindly lent us a helping hand. I
H.M.Kamehameha IV. f 10 00
Her Majesty the Queen 10 00
II. R. II. V. Kamamalu
II. E. John Younc...
II. E. R. Kealikalanl..
Isaac Davis. .........
H. A. Neihton.. ......
VTm. L. Lee..........
O. M. Robertson
A. B. Bates.
Geo. Beck with ,
J. L. French ley
L. Smith and family...
Castle ft Cooke.
E. W. Clark
S. C. Damon.
W. C. Parke..-
Mrs. M. Dimond
J. F. Pojrae. .........
Mrs. W. P. Alexander
K- Bond and daughter
Native Church, Kohala
L. Lyons....... .. ....
Sat. Church, Wafmea 100 00
T. E. Taylor 6 00
W. C.S'iiprnan ft 00
J. J. Porter. 10 00
Maria I. Pitman 100 00
B. Pitman -1
. Pitman k Kinney"icbil.
8. L. Austin
W. H. Reed -
C. E.RichsrnoB.... !
R. K. Chamberlsrne., 1
John Ely ;)
W. P. Cnnwsy k fan
B, IP. Sanfird
L. A.. Pavie
J. I. Willi
A. W. Pierce
26 00 Atone AWn(fTi) '
75 00 Keotiikl (Cbinaci)- V
60 00 P. Ena " ;J
Aiko " ,
Akfna andwifc(Cfc!B) ,
i"-- ::: u
SPECIAL t.)XT10SS Son rrLrTT.
Maria L, Pitman......
W. F Conway
Ca)t. k Mrs. C. Jeffrey
C. II. Austin
E A. II....
S. A. C . .
A Frlnrt . .
E. Willis.. .
10 00 Mrs. Fifhrr
3 00 Mrs. Iliad
4 00 Mrs. Whilon....
10 00 Mrs. Wnodhrldrf
10 00 IL. A. P......
10 00 J. II. Coney
3 00 Thos. Miller
6 00 A. C. Ashley
3 00 C. K. R
6 00 E. Clark. ..
6 00 A Friend...
Oa behalf of the Building Committee:
.Later rao Acsteaua. By the r"T"JV,
Francisco of the fary Pleasants, f5-,!
we have received . -om that pUce to
February thirty lays later tho F"
Tk. ; i i oU ! report0
Barringong, about six miles distant from B"
said to be very rich .
There has been a horrible massacre of CblWl
Rossel Island. The particulars we have not J".;
but judge fYbm an editot !rl in the Sydney
that It was perpetrated by. the natives, and tn
whites suffered it to be done without attempt" j
prevent it. .
The total receipts of gold dust at the Sydney o
of the Royal Mint, for the year 1858, gj
ors. an increase on the previous year of 'iklf
of Jan. 8th. says : " By the Agnes, from Srf
learcihat H. IL steamer Cordelia, after j
" Dasuawats." This is the name of a temperance
organization just started ia San Francisco, origina
ting, we believe among the firemen. At the latMt
accounts lrm twenty to fifty members were joining it
nightly. It has extended to 8acramento. where an
entire Hook and Ladder Company were on one occa'
sion enrolled as members.' .
Dives. Oar. merchants and tnutm .i..u 1-:
deavor to brinj tVse serviceable eoies agaia intocurw
rsBoy with C j natives, -i The dim and hir :
1 - . AM LIB
ft bet' 1 arias tie can lave. - .. .
- v V ' - .. ' '
- . - .ft -
mivnu n. jo. steamer uoraetia, "
twelve weeks, succeeded in obtaiuing the
the native who so barberously murdered an to
mm i Iriflifii, 1 n : t , .
o .u.u& ii.uiijr, iu caae sucn ana suca a
thing should happen, but an advantage of which no
ATIA wmnlrl Ka ssmh ...
A 9i i.LlT v , nn named Fox. about two years ago. PB"i
Art. 21. It has always been the duty of the French of Savaii and only succeeded then by &?t
M, CTinuusameni oi tne Jrreneh Hnn. I wt w uetauaee, mourn no iive --
suiate at these islands, to- charge himself with the
inrimo1 nrvlaw aw. Vv .1 .1 1 - sa .
noint T. wJ.C,v TT r nt,0IU n tha Frigbtfal murders were reported in ths D"
point he gams nothing, as it has always been admitted Tasmania, and one eulnrit hakbeen executed V .
by this government as recocnized br the Law of officers of tbe law.
Nations. . ,v I , .mttS
4K -v AxzTAr-spro TstAMff. me T W
art. L Deserters have always been apprehended breaking r-rad on the railroad across the i
ty this government, ori due claim being mafa by the Tehuar, -eo, took place at the village of
" ne treaty.,. ; . Jn. TM u a i- i ..
.a. o, mt zj, .x.flr privileges are here t A. I .-sid
eoraea to tie French narlm thn- . .11
. 7 - - -"--w MJKU IsJ
ny other, - ' : ;. "; ;'
Theee r, -J.vttt the rotundity, ed perir
j Avtsmct, u. cv consul, " j
' r suitable remarks by tht
,Lii. spade and broke ground Jx.if
, i C'-itJ, ta.. f::oct.-nd tbelaborv"
1 ll j ci In earnest.