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SAT LRU AY, JLXE.
ttru our Ust we have t nott the arrival vt the Hamburg
lark Cctirina an I Anier:cin Upper hip ianui the for
irer calling to refill water cask, ami the latter en route for
Baker's I'lanJ, f r a loa.1 of gaano. The depirtures tare been
lt bark J. A. Eldridgr and Comet. It San Francisco ;
the barkentine Constitution t-r Victoria; Cathrina and
Honjlony for Hongkong, l clipper ship Lookout tot New
Tbe San Francisco packets both tok away full cargoes of
produce anl a fair lUt of pa-neDgers, and the Constitution a
small lot of island produce.
Tragic baa been somewhat doll the past week.
A large sale of Chinese fancy ware will take place this
r truing, at the new itor, corner of Nuuanu and King streets.
The barks Diana, Onuard and iouny Hector may be
lcokd t t duriog the coming week from San Francisco. The
liana U serking freight for Hongkong.
America Cowmhrie. Gov. Seymour, In his last message,
ys: The destruction 4 American shil'I'ing by armed pri
vateers has been diastriis to our carrying trade, I submit with
the documents accompanying the m-,:J?? statement prepared
by a prominent commercial editor, co which I invite your earn
est consideration. From this i appear that one hundred anl
eighty-four vessels. ainrrefrtlng h4,fc"l tons, and, with their
earvnes. valued at SlS.OuO.'WO. have been destroyed upon the
higti s-a. Yet this amount shows but a small part of the in
jury and lo4 we bare suffered. The following figures w.ll
aA.nl an idea of It extent :
Value under Value under
American Flax- Foreign Flags.
Foreign carrying trade in 1SC0.... $214,000,000 $ 60.900,0)0
Foreign carrying trade in 1S62 100,000,000 238,000,000
Foreign carrying trade for first
two quarter In 165. 65,090,000 136,000,000
The loss falls mainly ujon the city of New York. These
alarming and humiliating results demand the immediate and
earnest attention of tbe Sta e and National governments.
For LiBUSi per Ka Moi. this day.
For Lahaixa and Koxa per Kilauea, Monday.
PORT Or HONOLULU. H. I.
May 2S Schr Helen, Clark, from Maliko.
20 Schr Moi Keiki, Napela, frcm Kahului.
29 Schr fcxcel, Kuheana, from Koloa.
Id 11am bark Catharina. Fokkes, IS days from San
Francisco en route for China.
SS Steam schr Annie Laurie, McGregor, from windward
31 Am clipper ship Danube, Broughton, 10 days from
Francisco, en route for Baker's Island.
June 2 Schr Ortolan. Wetherbee. from Lahaina.
2 BchrKaMoi. W ilbur, from Kahului.
5 Schr Nettie Merrill, from Lahaina.
May 28 Am clipper bark Comet, Green, for San Francisco.
23 Am clipper bark A. A. Kldridge, Bennett, for San
28 Schr Ka Moi, Wilbur, for Kahului.
23 Schr Nettie Merrill, for Lahaina and Makee's Landing
:i0 Bark Constitution, Pomeroy, for Victoria.
30 chr Lmeline, Kapuahi, for Ililo.
30 Schr Kalama. Adams, for Koloa.
31 Schr Moi Wahinc, Kuheana, for Ilanaki.
3 Schr Manaokawai, for liana.
31 Ham bark Cathrina, Fokkes, for Hongkon?.
June 2 Kuuian steam corvette Calavala, for a cruUe round
2 Am clipper ship Lookout, for New Bedford.
1 Schr Helen, Clark, for Maiiko.
3 Ham bark Hongkong, l'lerse, for the East Indies.
From Tkkkalkt per Constitution, May 27 111,000 shingles
109,024 feet rough lumber, 7550 feet dressed lumber, 815 feet
For Victoria per Constitution, May CO 123 bales pulu, 25
hlf bbls granulated sugar. 72 kegs syrup, 10 bbls tallow, 21
bagi ctflVe, 2 casks poi.
Value of domestic produce. $1,315 73.
i Value of foreign produce, $'Jlo 85.
For Sa Fbaxci-SCo per Comet. May 2S 138 bags coffee,
46 eaks sperm oil, (8930 galls.) 3623 kegs sugar, 1 bag specie,
2!3 bales pulu, 2 cases paper, 1 bbl pork, 10'J bbls molaies, 2
Value of domestic pmduce. $32,035 05.
' Value of foreign produce. $3,471 3d.
Value tranhipied, $4,733 Hi.
For fix FAJirisci per A. A. KM ridge. May 29 23 cas-ks
sperm oil, (5444 galls.) 119 kegs sugar, 16! bales pulu, 445 bbls
molasses, 127 mats ami 0 bbls sugar, 6 cases tapioca, 10 bales
wool, C9 bags rice.
Value of domestic produce, $14,410 24.
Value of foreign produce, $4,9U9 20.
For Nbw Bedford per Lookout, June 2 6127 bbls whale
oil, (194,399 galls.) 2447 casus sperm oil, (77078 gall.) 32 bun
dles whalebone, (2:162 lbs.) 14U I'M molasses, (4JOO galls.) 1
cask sperm oil foots, (120 gall.) 1 kegs sugar, 3 bags coffee.
Value of domestic produce, $514 OO.
Value of foreign produce, $153,631 25.
For Sa FaASCisco per Comet, May 2S A D Cartwright,
R Love, wife and child. Mi Johnson. Mr lluilison. wife and 3
children John Mr-era. K Austin. Mrs Criflln. J J Maniiu-b. S II
Roberts, MUs Brash, 8 Mania, J A Kgerson, K II Dimond,
Mr Schelsnberrrum. J XV Potter, Tho Hayes. J Gloanson, B P
Stejrman, J A Newton, II J Peabody, K Lett 27.
For Sa Frascwco per A. A.'F.ldridge, May 2S Mr and
Mrs A B Bates and 3 children. Miss Lucilla II K Bates, II
Mclntyre. Miss Mclntyre, J II Thomson. Miss Sarah Stoddard,
E SuxMard, Eddie Fuller, Mr and Mrs A K McGregor. Mr Fix
ity, Mr Amaoa 15.
For K AHCxri per Ka Moi. May 28 Miss Sarah S Wilcox,
I Miss S Kate Gray, Miss Josephine Gray, Mr C II lowers, Mr
Wood an.l one other 6 cabin and 20 deck passengers.
from Sax Fraxcisco per Danube. May 31 A Francis
J add. Jay
IIstdos At Albion. III., cf injuries received from a fall,
Mr. . A. Heydon. aged 31 years, son-in-Uw of the Her. A.
Thurston of this city.
WiL&os alia HoLGERSvot At the L". S. Hospital, May 9,
Georg-t Wilson, alia Peter Holgerson. He has a brother,
Hans Holgerson, residing in Alameda County, near Oakland,
CaL He tubl been IS months an inmate of the Hospital.
Whiffl Horace Whipple, a Samoan Polynesian, died at
the U. S. Hospital May 12.
Fisxbt Thomas Finney, aged 36 years, died at the Queen's
Hospital May 25. He belonged to Brooklyn, N. Y., and has
resided on the bland sit.ee 1849.
IxTEEEsrisa to Marixers The following extract
from an Oregon paper, will be of interest to mariners
aa showing the set of tbe current between here anJ
San Francisco. The f ublisher of this paper was on
board the Yankee at the time the bottle was set
A correspondent at Astoria furnishes u with the
following paper, which was picked up at Elk Creek,
about twentj.fit e miles south of the Columbia River,
on the 3d day of March, 1864, by Edward Gervais, a
half breed. It was in a blnck glass bottle :
From on board the bark Yankte this was dropped on
the thirteenth day ,f August, at 5:30 P. M., civil time year A.
V. lsrtj ; 13 days from Honolulu, bound for San Francisco ; in
latitude 40 deg. SOmin. N., and longitude 146 deg. 50 min. W.
Ail well on board.
The finder will please report wben and where found.
Johx Patt, Master.
M P. S. We hare had a head wiud almost eer since leaving
Honolulu, and hare now a strong head wind."
Hf Bj the Danube we hear of the arrival of the :
Onward in San Francisco on tbe 14th of May. after
a passage of twentj-six dajs. Tbe Young- Hector
bad not arrived up to the sailing of the Danube on :
the morning of tbe 15tb. A bark was however seen !
off the Farallones, bound in, supposed to be tbe
Tn Sax Francisco Packets The A. A. El-
dridgt and Comet sailed on Saturday. Both stood
to the westward with strong trade; until 3 o'clock ,
P. M.. when they were both seen standing to the
southward with a strong westerly wind. At sundown '
tbey were both seen standing to tbe westward again.
Another What-ek. By tbe last mail Messrs. AVil-
cox, Richards & Co. received adveies from Mr. C. L.
Richards, advising them of the purchase by him of .
the whaleship IVillian Rotch, 2'J0 tons, ta be fitted j
from here next fall.
Removal Bolles & Co. have moved into tbe store 1
on Qaeen Street, formerly occupied by T. Spencer as
a Ship Chandlery. The store has been completely
renovated, and makes a desirable business stand.
Lakd Sale. The land belonging to His late Maj-
eety's estate, Eahalau by name, was sold on Friday
for S4G00. Messrs. J. Steward and G. Galbraith
being the purchasers.
Hawaiian Evaxgelical Association. This So
ciety will meet on Monday, the 20th inst., at the
The Cobvette Calavala. This vessel returned
from a cruise to sea on Sunday morning, and left ',
again for a cruise around Hawaii on Thursday.
ST Tbe Lookout finished loading on Saturday
last, and sailed on Thursday with a full cargo of oil,
taloed at the Custom House here at $159,000. I
SATURDAY, J USE 4.
The news as brought to us by the Cathrina and
Danube, although not of a decisive character,
was such as should make every loyal American
rejoice ; even the most despondent might gather
from it a crumb of comfurt. Not only should
Americans, but every lover of freedom, of law
and order, have cause to rejoice that victory has
perched upon the banners of the Xorth in the two
battles fought of tbe Spring campaign.
The first battle of May 4th, 5th and Cth, was
brought about by (Grant's forces having crossed
the Iiappahannock and Ilapidan on the 3d, threat
ening Lee '8 right flank. The morning of the
4th Lee left his intrenchments, and made an at
tack in force upon the whole of Grant's line. On
the 5th Grant returned the compliment, and suc
ceeded before night in driving Lee back some
two and a half miles. On the Cth, Lee hurled
his forces upon Grant's line, first upon one wing
and then upon the other, gaining at times a mo
mentary advantage, but night found the armies
occupying the same ground as on the morning of
the contest. On Saturday, the 7th, the two Gen
erals were maneuvering, without much fightiug.
Lee was evidently intent upon getting between
Grant and his base ofsupplies, while Grant seemed
to be utterly indifferent to the attempt, and qui
etly withdrew a part of his forces from before
Lee, and sent them upon a similar errand to the
rear of Lee, and between him and Richmond.
This style of tactics, so different from what Lee
had experienced at the hands of other command
ers of the Army of the Potomac, evidently caused
him some alarm, for he immediately commenced
a retrograde movement for the South Anna Itiver,
leaving his dead and wounded on the field of bat
tle and this ends the first battle.
A splendid feature of this battle was the forced
march of a day and night of Hurnside and his
corps of 30,000 men, from the Plains of Manassas,
in time to take a part in the struggle of the third
day's conflict. What a contrast to the conduct
of the cowardly poltroon Fitz John Porter, who
refused to aid Poje when so sorely pressed,
although within 6ound of his guns! General
Wadsworth, of New York, was killed in this bat
tle, and a dispatch from Lee reports Longstreet
as dangerously wounded.
In the meantime we find Butler landing a large
force on the James River, and cutting the rail
road between Richmond and Petersburg, thus
keeping Reauregard from reinforcing Lee; while
Couch and Sigel were marching up the Shenan
doah Valley, evidently aiming at the Virginia
and Tennessee railroad ; and if successful, would
thus leave Virginia isolated from the rest of the
The 7th, 8th and 9th of May, Lee was falling
back slowly, followed by Grant, occasional fight
ing taking place between the armies. On the
10th, Lee occupied Spotsylvania Court House,
entrenching himself, and Grant disposed his forces
before him previous to making a grand assault,
which was fixed for 5 o'clock, P. M., but was
somewhat delayed from an assault by Lee on the
extreme right of Grant's line, held by Hancock.
The assault was sudden and fierce, but was re
pulsed with great loss to the rebels. At half-past
- jr ui uruiii openeu upon .Lee's in
trenchments, and the Army of the Potomac, in
column and line, moved upon the enemy, and
now a most desperate and bloody struggle took
place, but night found them without having
gained any decisive advantage.
On the 11th, both armies were comparatively
quiet. During the night news was received that
Sheridan had reached Reaver Dam, a point on
the railroad between Gordonsvillo and Hanover
Court House, and had torn up ten miles of the
road, captured a supply train, recaptured three
hundred Union prisoners, and gained a position
in the rear of Lee, which to us seems a move cf
the first importance.
Through the night of the 11th, Grant was dis
posing his troops for another assault in the morn
ing, which commenced at half-past 4, A. M., on
the 12th, by a fierce cannonade along the whole
line, responded to by the rebels ; then their whole
line of rifle pits were stormed, and desperate hand
to hand conflicts were succeeded by their capture,
together with thirty guns and seven thousand
prisoners, including a large part of the famous
Stonewall brigade, now in the division com
manded by General Xed Johnston, who was also
taken prisoner with General Stuart, commander
of a brigade in the same division. General Sed"--wick
was killed during this battle. He was a
brave and skillful officer.
This brings us to noon of the 12th, at which
time the fight was still going on, with a report
that Lee's right had been turned, which rested
upon the Fredericksburg and Richmond railroad.
If this be true, a most decisive point has been
From Lntler, we hear of his having driven
Beauregard into Petersburg and carried his first
line of defenses. But his position on the James
River is very strong, both flanks resting on the
river, with gun-boats to protect them, while sup
plies can be sent him from Fortress Monroe.
In Georgia, Sherman commenced his march
south on the 2d of May, and had met the enemy
on the 8th, and had driven them on that day and
on the 9th and 10th, back to within a few miles
of Dalton on the north, while McPherson had
gained a position before Resacca, a town just
sixteen miles due south of Dalton, while a flank
movement was Wing made on Dalton from Cleve
land. Startling news may be expected from this
point by our next arrival.
Banks, with his Red River expedition, is alone
unsuccessful, and has fallen back to Alexandria,
where he is confronted by several Generals with
forces nearly equal to his own, and has been re
quested to surrender ; but, from his antecedents,
we hardly think he will comply. A dispatch
from Gen. Grant demands that he hold it againsf
all odds. Reinforcements have been sent him
under General Canby.
Steele, in Arkansas, has given proofs of sound
generalship. His expedition was to act in con
cert with Banks; but Banks having failed, he
was compelled to turn back towards Little Rock,
hemmed in by Trice, through whose forces he
was compelled to cut his way, and then run a
race with the rebel Marmadukc for his base of
supplies, which he succeeded in gaining first, and
saving the city from destruction.
To the eye of a close observer, the Spring cam
paign shows evidence of grand combinations and
perfect ood feeling between the division com-
manders and General Grant, which can only be
productive of victory to the North.
From Europe we Lave but little news, and that
Parties to the Dani:-h Conference had met in
London on the 25th of April.
The Germans had occupied Harsens in Jutland,
while the Danes had evacuated Frederica and
withdrawn to Funen Island.
The French Government had refused to stop
the two new vessels being built for the Confederates.
For the Pacific Com'l Advertiser.)
Review of "C. C. II."
Mr. Editor : The " body-politic" is in a feverish
condition. A general distrust and sense of insecurity
prevails. The constant attacks of the late govern
ment organ on the liberal features of our Constitu
tion, the known sentiments of those around His
Majesty, the loDg delay in convening the Legislature,
and in crowniug the King, the fact that measures cf
the most vital importance have been kept secret by
the Cabinet, and not laid before the Privy Council
according to Art. 35 of the Constitution, these and
other reasons might well create suspicion and anxiety
in the most sober minds. I am thankful therefore
for anything that will throw a-ny light on the pur
poses of the government, and their objects in calling
a constitutional convention. Ou this ground I feel
obliged to C. C. i." for his explanations, tardy
though they may be. 1 see no good reason why this
information was not given to the public three months
ago, and published in the native language as well as
in English. Publicity is as characteristic of consti
tutional governments as secresy is of despotism.
I am surprised that " C. C. II." has not yet deign
ed to answer the plain and simple questioa asked by
Makaainana." Does he not know that it far tran
scends in importance all other questions before the
public ? Does he not see that all the amendments to
the Constitution, which he has recommended, sink
into utter insignificance when the method of amend
ing it is in question ? By the former he merely pio
poses to make some immaterial alterations in it; by
the latter he would violate its plainest and most im
portant provisions. The illegal and revolutionary
character of the whole proceeding has been clearly
shown by your correspondents. What is the use of
having a Constitution, if it can be changed or annulled
more summarily than a dog tax ? Any ordinary enact
ment, in order to be repealed, requires the independ
ent and concurrent action of the three estates of the
Realm, while in this convention the basis of the whole
government, from which the King, Nobles and Com
mons alike derive their prerogatives, is to be remod
eled by a single assembly without the salutary check
of another chamber.
I would ask C. C. II." whether the new Consti
tution is to contain any article prescribing the mode
in which it is to be amended. What would be the
use of inserting such an article, if the present con
vention is to serve as a precedent ? What confidence
could be felt in the stability of the government, and
what security would there be fcr the liberties of the
ubject ? It will not do to ridicule the i lea of as
packed convention, for such things are too common
even in our own day, and what has been may be
agiin. Time and again the English Parliament ha
been jntcked, as for example during Fox's struggle
with the East India Company, and we know too well
how scientifically elections are engineered by the
French government. Where the influence of govern
ment patronage is so generally felt as it is here, and
where the people are so rarely able to resist the per
sonal ascendency of their hereditary chiefs, the won
j eiouu up ii' i nitir noerties at ail.
How the government will succeed iu packing the
present convention remains to be seen. Under our
present rulers the measure may not lead to any seri
ous detriment to the liberties of the people; but under
a reckless and grasping monarch, surrounded by a
shrewder and abler Ministry, the consequences might
be fatal to the liberties of the people. Let C. C.
II." understand, then, that even if nil his amend
ments were good and desirable, we should oppose "in
toto" the method by which they are to be adapted,
as illegal and revolutionary, as unsettling if not
destroying that which is the essential condition of all
free governments, viz., the inviolability of the Con
stitution or "constitutional morality," as Grote finely
calls it in his history of Greece.
After reading carefully C. C. H.'s" communica
tions, I have not found any amendment proposed,
which is of pressing importance, or which could not
be acted on in the regular constitutional way. He
seems to consider the succession his strongest point,
but the amendments proposed by the late King,
which will pass the Legislature unanimously, (if they
are ever called together,) covers all possible contin
gencies. The only improvement that could be made
in it would be the addition of a few words declaring
the successor after Vicoria (appointed in the mau
ner which it prescribes) to be the founder of a uew
hereditary line. All the amendments proposed by
the late King would pass the present Legislature
without difficulty, and all but the 4th. on property
qualification of Representatives, by a unanimous vote.
That they did not pass in 1S60, was owing to the
negligence of the Executive officers to publish them
three months, according to the Constitution, rather
than to the fault of the Legislature. Nor would the
amendments so far, proposed by " C. C. II." meet
much opposition if submitted tit a constitutional way
to the Legislature.
I would humbly suggest an additional amendment
to Art. 61, making it read as follows : "The Legisla
tive body shall meet at least once in every two years, for
the purpose of seeking the welfire of the nation, and
such meeting shall be on the first Monday in April,
and ut such other time and in the place that the
King may judge necessary," &c. Most of the amend
ments so far proposed, are mere changes of phrase
ology and involve, no principle of importance.
I cannot say the same of the printer's mistake of
which he complains in his last letter. Never was
there a more important error of the press, than the
omission of the word not in the sentence, ' the
convention has been called at such a time that, if
they do not see fit to make any changes, the Legisla
ture may be called within the time prescribed by the
Constitution." Roderick, I thank thee for the
word." That little not is the cloven foot which
reveals to us the conspiracy in all its deformity. If
the convention do see fit to make any changes, what
then t Why not speak out, man, and let us know ?
The sentence as first printed led ' Makaaincna" and
other good souls, to fondly imagine that the Ministry
had modified their original programme, and that
the Legislature would be convened according to law."
But that not sets us all adrift again. The sentence
as corrected implies that if the convention see fit to
alter tbe Constitution, the Legislature will not b9
convened according to Art. Gist of the Constitution.
Will the convention be expected to vote the necessary
supplies, and thus usurp the powers of the Legisla
ture? In any case, Art. ICth would have to be
-violated, (which was quoted by "Makaainana" in
the number of the 21st May.) Do the Ministry
suppose that it will be an easy matter to collect
taxes without legal authority? Or have they re
flected on the probability that it would embroil the
government with foreign powers ?
Already the value of property begins to show the
effect of this unsettled state of things, and this will
be more and more tbe case; our domestic and foreign
trade will both be seriously impaired, and capital
will seek more secure places of investment and pass
us by. Let me tell vou, C. C II. "the proper, the safe,
the lawful, and the most advisable course," is to stick
to the Constitution and the laws. Because he does
not fancy all the architectural details of our home
stead, is he going to pull it down about our ears,
and dig up the foundations too ? " A Sul j:ct" avoids
discussion of the real question at issue by sijing
that legal authorities have decided it for us. I stand
in no such awe of the luminaries of the Hawaiian
bar, as to resign the exercise of my common sense
ou a question which requires no legal knowledge.
His historical illustrations are singularly unfortu
nate. The so-called revolution of 1CSS was not an
alteration in the British Constitution. We commend
him to Mackintosh's " View of the Roigu of James
II." James II. undertook to alter or annnl the
ancient Constitution of Englaud. The twelve points
in which he violated it, sustained in every step,
by the highest legal authority, are enumerated
in the preamble to that immortal instrument, the
Bill cf Rights. The peoftle rose, nobles and com
mons, as one man, aad expelleJ him and his posteri
ty from England, and chose a King who would
keep the Constitution. The Bill of Rights merely
reatilrms and fortifies the ancient principles of the
English Constitution. It wis a solemn compact be
tween the King, for himself aud heirs on the one
hand, and the English nation on the other. In his
other illustration, too, he boot is on the other
leg." We have always supposed that the Slave
holders' Rebellion was the violatiou of the Constitu
tion. They made war on the Constitutional govern
ment, aud have had to sutfer the consequences of war.
Slavery, in the loyal border States, is still under
the guarantees of the Constitution. Amendments
to the Constitution, are now pending in Congress,
which will abolish it everywhere, but they will have
to be ratified by three fourths of the States. A Sub
ject" affects to ridicule the anxiety that is felt by
those who see the importance of the great priuciple
at stake. I will quote for him a few words from
Webster's soeech. delivered in the U. S. Senate,
May 7th, 1834:
"The first object of a free people is the preservation of
their liberty, anil liberty can only be preserved by maiutaining
constitutional restraints and just divisions of political power.
The spirit of liberty is indeed a bold and fearless
spirit ; but it U also a sharp-sighted spirit ; it is a cautious,
sagacious, discriminating, far seeng intelligence ; it is jealous
of encroachment, jealous of power, jealous of man. It de
mands checks ; it seeks for guards ; it insists on securities ; it
entrenches itself behind strong defences, and fortifies itself with
all possible care against the assaults of ambition and passion.
It does not trust the amiable weaknesses of human nature, and
therefore it will not permit power to overstep its prescribed
limits, though benevolence, good intent aud patriotic purjKse
come along with it."
(For the Pacific Commercial Advertiser.)
Mr. Editor : In the communication of your cor
respondent ' C. C. II." which appeared in your last
issue, there is one point upon which I desire to offer
a few remarks, namely, the right of trial by jury,
which is guaranteed in the present Constitution, by
the following provision :
Article 6. The right of trial by jury, in all cases In which
it has been heretofore used in this kingdom, shall remain invio
A pretty good and pretty clear provision, it seems
to me, just as it reads, and one which will be found,
almost word for word, in several of the Constitutions
of the North American States. I am one of those
who do not see that, as time advances, the doubt is
very much increased in what cases this right had
been used previous to the ndoption of the Constitu
tion, in 1852, cr that the right is likely to become
insecure under the present provision. On the con
trary, I think the right is admirably secured at
present, and I trust the members of the coming con
vention will be careful how they tamper with it. I
am not aware that up to the present time, any seri
ous doubts have arisen as to what cases are triable
by jury, and what are not; nor do I apprehend there
will be much difficulty in settling such doubts should
thev nrim hrjifor. M.r ltnoitjr irstioua than
that are constantly being settled. C. C. II." says,
It is now proposed to guarantee the right in all
nccusations for all time to come, so that it may (not)
be controverted." But it seems to me that the pres
ent provision does that and a good deal more. The
right is at present secured not only in all " accusa
tions," i. e., criminal cases, but in many civil cases,
in which it would be thought dangerous in the United
States or iu Britain, to deprive parties of it. At
present, the Legislature cannot pass a law to take
away the right of trial by jury, iu cases where it
was given at the time of the adoptiou of the Consti
tution; but if article Cth should be amended ag pro
posed, the right in all civil cases, I piresuine, will be
changeable at the will of the Legislature, from time
to time, giving an opportuniiy tor influential or de
signing men to procure nn alteration iu the law to
meet some private end. Such would, I 'ear, be the
result of the proposed amendment, and therefore it
might be unwise to make it. At all events, whatever
propositions may be laid before the convention, affect
ing a right so ancient, and which so nearly touches
the material interests and the well-being of every
man, woman, and child in the kingdom, ought to be
thoroughly si'ted. It may be the better policy to let
well inotiiih" alone, in this instance, as p-arties are
at liberty to waive the right cf trial by jury, in any
civil case, by mutual consent.
I am glad that yrur correspondent " C. C. II.,"
who writes " as one having authority," has under
taken the task of expounding to the putlic the pro
posed amendments to the Constitution. He is eutitled
to a respectful hearing, for the subject is an impor
tant one. A Representative or "62.
(For the Pacific Com'l Advertiser.)
A Word ol Wnriiiny.
Mr. Editor : I have read with much interest the
discussion iu your paper ou ihe proposed method of
amending the Constitution. But there is one con
sideration which has been overlooked, and to which
I. wish to call the attention of your readers.
; In calling the Convention, His Majesty, whatever
may have been the motives of his Miuisters, was
doubtless actuated by a laudable desire to strengthen
his Throne, and to perpetuate hi9 dynasty. Aud if
the Delegates are careful to do nothing which at all
infringes on the Constitution, if they are merely to
prepare amendments to be acted upon by the Legis
lature in a Constitutional way, thea the Convention
may be productive of good. If, however, as we have
Joo much reason to believe, the Convention is intend
ed to annul or alter the present Constitution, we
warn the King's Ministers that they are doing the
very thing to destroy the best safeguard of his Throne
In no more effectual way could they inpa)r" all its
securities, than by thus trampling on the Constitu
tion, which all would sacredly regard, until the Sov
ereign himself sets an example of disregarding it.
.Vo other Constitution can ever hare like sacredness.
If one can be arbitrarily set aside, another can be,
and we are all at sea with nothing to depend on.
Then if evil days come, as they may con.e, he can no
longer, ugainst foreign and domestic foes, appeal to a
Constitution sacredly reverenced and preserved alike
by Sovereign and People. And whenever it may suit
the caprice of some powerful party, in eorne future
day, to leave the King out of the Constitution, as a
certain party are now trying to leave the M&kaai
nanas out, tbey will find precedents made to their
hand. The spell will be broken, and that unques
tioning faith in the inviolability of the Constitution,
which is the indispensable condition of a stable and
free government, will be gone. A violent change of
dynasty may work no great change in the condition
of a people, but the subversion of a Constitution en
dangers all securities, and in fict all the institutions
of the country. JVoe to those who remove the land
marks. A Tr.iE Subject.
this Evening. The sale of Chinese fur
niture and fancy goods, will take place this evening
at half-past seven o'clock, at the new building of
J. Robinson & Co., Nuuanu street. Goods open fcr
inspection after 9 o'clock, this day.
22f" Two communications will be fund in tbe
Supplement. Also eome news item?.
The Annual Election for a Chief Engineer of
the Honolulu Fire Department, and two Assistants,
takes place on Monday evening next, 6th inst. Mr
R B- Neville is the only candidate yet nominated for
chief, and will probably be re-elected without posi
tion. Mr. Wm. Duncan has been nominated to ltt
Witant Engineer, in opposition to Mr. V. eT
the present incumbent. Mr. C. E. Williams and Mr
II. Nolte are the opposing candidates for the office of
2d Assistant Engineer.
Exhibition- of Oaiiu College. The exhibition
;ii tdice this year in the Fort Street Church.
I on Thursday evening the ICth inst. A charge will
be made of SI tr aauus. ana cuuuivu
free tickets will be issued. The funds will be appro
priated to the payment of a bill for additions to the
main building of the College. An examination will
take pl.ee on the 14th and 15th. The public are in
vited to attend.
Accident. On Thursday morning, while heaving
down the clipper ship Arno at the Sugar Refinery
Wharf, a block strap parted, causing those at the
capstan to let go the bars in a fright, when the cap
stan, revolving with velocity, threw the bars out
with great force, striking three persons, injuring them
more or less severely.
U. S. HosriTAL. The Purveyor, Mr. T. T. Dough
erty, having resigned his position, it has pleased the
Consul to appoint dipt. H. S. Howland to the va
cancy. Mr. Dougherty intends leaving here for ban
A New E.vtebprise. Tbe crockery store of Moss
man & Son, in the new building of James Robinson
Co.. is something new for Honolulu. Anything in
the glass and earthenware line caoi be found there.
jrsr Our thanks are due to Messrs. McRuer &
Merrill, and C. WT. Brooks & Co., of San Francisco,
for favors, and Mr. A. F. Judd.of this place, for a
paper of the 16th May.
Concert. The Concert of the Amateur Musical
Society has been indefinitely postponed.
BOLLES & CO.,
AVE REMOVED TO THE STORE FOR.
tuerly occupied by
T. Spencer, Esq. iu Queen Street,
V here will be kept an assortment of
liil Olisxiicllex-y and
GENERAL, MERCHANDISE !
Honolulu, June 1. 1364. 419"
A FIRST RATE ARHCL.E, FOR SALE
j low to close cousinnraents by
419-iU BOLLfco CO.
O IT A RT ER aAlKSt
f f for sale by
BOLLES & CO.
AlHRTER SACKS LICK'S EXTRA,
Quarter sacks Golden Gate Maker's etra.
w ior sale by
4193t BOLLES & Co.
MEMF CORDAGE, Amorlt-d Size;
Manilla Cordage, assorted sizes ;
Marline, f punyarn,
Katling, Seizing, House line, &c.
For sale by
419 3t BOLLES tr CO.
IX HALF BARRELS,
i Tor sale by
BOLLES & Co.
ISosiosi CriislncdL Sugar !
X HALF BARRELS.
For sale by
419-3t BOLLES &
X W HOI. IULK udUUAIlTKIl KOXkU
a superior urtiole and of late imiorUUioii.
419-3t BOLLES & Co.
WIQHTfMN & HARDIE !
T TV BAKER,
415 and 418 Clay Street,
SfViFORTERS & DEALERS
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC !
CARPETS, Oil tlOTHS, MATTIAGS,
UPHOLSTERY GOODS !
! j vxx:i xxvts o xrs ors i
For sale iu quantities to suit.
Xit: of Twitters
KMAI.V1XG IX THE HONOLULU POST
t.!iice, J u!-.-- 1st, 1S04, anJ not directed to ships. ,
A ikm, ieo.
! Hiiin?, Geo. II.
! Hamill, Clias.
' Hunt, Wm.
j Hanuun, Win. II.
i Halsey, Henry
'Jaeksun, Mrs. Andrew
IJotirs, Henj. I).
i Kopka. Kd.
iKintr, M. H.
: Kinchloe, Hird. K.
' Kaplun, Hainan
i Leroy, J. H.
1 Lantiin;;, J. I.
: Lynh, Juhn
Lahaman, Mrs. J.
: Lee, Mrs.
i Morriss, Geo. !
: Milter, Chas.
Martin, D. W.
, Miller, Mrs. Andrew
.Martial, Kev. J.
Murray, K. C.
Mendall, It. W.
iMi.-s Mary I.
1 Nicholson, Norman
Oiikinan, Capt. Thoa. K.
1 1f-rter. Henry
i I'orter, Miss Mary
: I'ierson. James W".
l'ulver, K. C.
1 Iteyot, Chas A.
Stebbins, Capt. James
Sandford, Mrs. G. W.
taddler, Eli it. ;
IMt-iifii, K. V.
Sequeria, A. L.
Snow, Theron C.
Sandford, Miss Anny
Stephens, J. W.
Smith. J. F.
cpencer, Capt. O. B.
Swain Francis B.
Smith, J. W.
Smith, J. L.
swain, John X.
Simmons, J. A.
Tibbets, II. A.
Towle, J. II.
Weatherwax, D. D.
; West. Issac G.
: Wright, John
Wilbur, Capt. W. M.
Weitch, Mary Ann
j Wood, Jonas B.
j Win-;, Chaiie9
I Williams & Green,
I Weed. W. W.
jWood. Mrs. II. C.
Ackley, Josinh V.
Bailey. Win. II.
Ilracv, K. 1.
I5lau. lt, J. II.
Iilakely, W. II.
ISiirney, C t.
Habl.it, CW.-fo II.
B nedic t. Win. V.
Huc k, Lowell M.
Hird, Clias. L.
Hei.edict, Walker F.
Itaker, Stnii. T.
Uabcock. Capt. Daniel
Iit nioiit, Reuben
Ityram, J. M.
ISurgesi, Wm. W.
Hrown Wm. (J.
H iker, James
Clumey, John C.
Cox, Wm. W.
Carroll, Joseph 1.
Curtif, Havid E.
Chipiuan, E. J.
Cheel'Siam Jc Keetchum,
CofVin, U. s. 2
Cording. J. II
Coit, Henry II. 2
neveriU. O. C.
De Frie.. J hn
Detinisnn, W. II.
I;iy, James A
Drvw, Mis? J"hannah
Laversiu U. K
Hur tnd. E. 1).
HevoiL Hi?iiry S.
Daa j'in. I'hetie"
Harves. Henry C.
Davis, J. T.
Kr.srlNh, Cat. II.
EHri.le, Geo. A.
Kox. J. II.
Favern. I' M.
Fowkr. F. II.
Firily, Levi L.
Frankfort, L. K.
Greene. F. C.
G;T..rU, C. II.
Ham, J. II.
Hart. Mrs. K. II.
Hale, Mrs. K.
Hazard, J. G.
Homan, Caj.t. H. F.
Holt, Mrs. U. W.
I Wood, Mr.
HoNOLru-, May 28th, 1864
To the Editor of the Advertiser:
Having resided neaily tixteen years in Honolulu
I cannot take my departure from the Kingdom with
out tendering my heartfelt thanks for the msQy
favors my family and myself have received from all
classes of the community. I regret my inability to
meet personally my friends, and express to tm &u
my grateful acknowledgements.
I have this day received a token of respect and
esteem" from the merchants and others, that lu&U
preserve as a testimonial, and highly value as an in
heritance for my children, and as I cannot call upon
them, before my departure, to express my gratitude,
I beg the use of your paper to say to each of them,
appreciate their kindness and shall always rejoice to
hear of their prosperity and happiness.
I leave the Kingdom with deep regret; but duty
to myself and family alone compel me to seek another
field of labor. I have no expectation cf ever again
meeting a more generous and agreeable community
My prayer win te ior a messing npon those i leave
behind. Asiier B. Bates.
P. S. My address for the present will be to the
care of C. W. Brooks & Co., of San r rancisco.
For HOITGKKOHGr !
THE A 1 OLDENBURG BARK
Now due from SA V VRAXCISCO aud will have dispatch
on arrival for the above jort.
For freight or passage apply to
It ALDKICII, WALK Kit, CO.
-g 4 IXCIIKS SQITARK. 1 INCH THICK,
X 4: 1-i CENTS HER PIECE.
For Sale by
jl9 3t ED. IIOFFSCHLAEGER & STAPFXIIOKST.
J. WILKERSON, KING BARBER.
BKGS TO NOTIFY HIS Fill F.N DS AND
the public generally, that on 3rnt u .Tlliio
Otll. IMO-l.lie will open his HHAflNU AX1) HAIR
CUTTiyU SAf.OO.V, at the K M l O It I IT M O P
F ASH I O X on KAAHUMANU STREET, in the nuildinjr
lately occupied by Hollm Si. Co., where he will be most
happy to meet his customers, and as ever do his best to make
them pleased with the Barber and themselves too. 419-ltu
C. BREWER 6c Co., Agents,
SUGAR and MOLASSES
mTOW CUMING IX AM) FOIL SALK IN
quantities to suit purchasers.
Expect to receive I'er Bri AR(0 !
Which was to leave about the middle of
IRON IMPING 3-1 TO 2 INCH, WITH
ellKiws, couplings, &c, &c,
An assortment of Cocks for do.,
2 Inch iron tubing suitable lor boilers, or water or attain
piping, 3 do. do. do. do..
Flax packing, India rublier packing,
Asst. Iron and steel boiler plates,
Sheet iron, Tiu, emery, &c, &c.
419-3m Honolulu Iron Works.
STORES TO LEtT"
MTHK STORE NOW OCCUPIED BY
the undersigned ; also the store lately occupied by Mr.
G. F. I'uuger, corner Fort and Merchaht tu., also the
store adjoining that occupied by Mr. A. Campbell, ou Fort
street. For terms please apply to
418-ltn D. F. SNOW.
PJANO FOR SALE !
APIAXO, OF SL'PERIO T U LT A LIT IT. .
(Rosewood case). For sale by
417- lm C. R. BISHOP
31 ul u al Marine Insurance Company.
rjMIE UNDERSIGNED AGENTS OF THE
JL above Company, have been authorized to insure risks on
CARGO, FREIGHT and TREASURE.
by CUASTEKS from Honolulu to nil per'; of the Hawaiian
Group, anl vice versa.
418- ly II. ilAJKFELD CO.
VERY FINE ROSE PEKOE.
I v! r. 11. ltl IV L'i2
i -A Very fine Oolong, 8 lb boxen,
jLi Very line Kooloo, 8 II) boxe,
Up Very line Japan tea, lb boxes.
ery line ilowery J'ckoe, o lb boxea,
Very fine Souching, 8 lb boxes,
uoou 1 ouchonr.
Common Tea, for pliip.s use.
Most of the above hare been selected for this
market by Mr. AFOXG, of this city.
For sale by
41S-lm s. fAVIDGK.
.EMIJOIIXS PEARL HA RLE Y. 1 Gallon.
l'earl sago, 1 gallon,
Manna, 1 gallon.
Carry. way seed, 1 gallon,
l'ape seed, 1 gallon.
Split peas, 1 gallon,
Split peas, 3 gallons,
Tapioca, 1 gallon,
Scotcb barley, 2 gallons.
The above are put vp expressly for this Market
in licnneticallif sealed demijohns, and are
icarranled to keep any laifjth of time
free from Ycavils.
I'or Bale by
413-Im S. S A VI DOE.
MARSHALL SHJmH I
IX VIRTUE OF AX EXECUTIOX ISSUED
by the Supreme Court of the Hawaiian Islands upon a
jndprinent against C. W. VINCENT, in the matter of the
estate of William E. Gill, decease I, fur the sum of two thousand
four hundred and fifty-two 24-100. ($2,452.24.) I have levied
upon the following proerty and shall exK,he the same for
at public auction at the auction room of II. W. SEVERANCE,
in Honolulu, at 10 o'clock, A. M., on the 14lh day of June next.
Jl Jack screws for raising buildings,
22 Hand screws, assorted siz'.-s, lxt of lench screws,
5 Carpenter's benchtg, 1 Mortising machine,
2 Large saws. 3 Patent liorers, 1 grind stone, 4 Doors,
Lot of sash, 7 pairs blind, 4 Ladders, I Fair steps,
2 Hand carts, 24 Staging brackets.
It of carpenter's tools, do. Hollers, do. Falls and blocks,
do. Lumber, Joist, laths, c..
1 American fla, 1 Clock, 2 Fine wardrobe,
1 Centre table, I Koa settee,
1 Carpenter's chest, with set of tools complete ;
One lot of moulding tools,
And Sundries Hprrtniiiiiig to n Carpenter
And also on the same day,
AT 12 O'CLOCK M., OX" THE
premise, situated in lleretania street, Honolulu,
latelv occupied by C. W. Vincent, all the ripht.
title and interest of the said C. W. Vincent in and to the follow
ing described premises, viz : Beinp located on the mauka side
of lleretania street and immediately adjoining Beretania Lot
on the lot known as " the King's Lot." This piece or parcel
of land measures on the south side on the side towards Mrs.
Dominis, eight feet ou the mauka side between this lot and
the King's lot sixty-one feet ; on the north side, or along the
Kapihe lot, one chain twenty-one and 10-12 fett; and on the
front on lleretania street, fifty-eight feet. fThese premises are
known as the premises upon which the late Henry Macfarlane
resided with his family.) Together with the buildings situated
ALSO One lot of land mauka of the above described prem
ises, with ihe buildings thereon.
Unless the aforesaid amount, together with my fees, cominis
sious and expenses, be previously satisfied.
Vf. C. l'AKKE, Marshal.
Honolulu, May 14th, 1864. 416-4t
rMIE CO-PARTNERSHIP Heretofore
ML isting under the firm of Bartow if Stillman is this oay
dissolved by mutual consent.
C. S. BARTOW,
413-3t n. M. STILLMAN.