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BY E. P. ADAMS.
REGULAR ROOM SALE:
ON WEDNESDAY, : : : MARCH 20th,
AT 10 O'CLOCK A. M. AT PALES ROOM.
A KINK LINK OF
Sec, &c, &c, &c.
E. P. ADAMS. Auct'r.
For Sale by E. P. Adams.
Roofing Slates, 10 x 16, superior j
Roofing Felt, in Rolls ;
Large Iron Safe
Prices to Suit tthe Times.
H. L. CHASE, Proprietor,
TIIE LOWEST ESTABLISHED PHOTOGRAPHER
PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN IN TflE LATEST
tjrle anl witri all the improvement io the art. ant
ALWAYS O.N TIIE LOWEST TERMS I
FOR PILE Photographs of al' Che Kin?, Queen.-, Chief and
- other important peraouagea.
he Largest Variety of Views, Cards Stc re o-
V eoopic, c, tc, AT LOW PRICES.
Frames, Stereoscopes, Jrc, Cheaper than can be
foao.l at any place in the city.
UaTing all the convenience for duing oat door work.
Views or Hesidences, &a, will be taken
Better and at Lower Prices than by any other Gallery In
the city. . II. L. CHASE.
tell ly w-a Fort Street.
Lumber, Lumber, Lumber!
1TE ARE PREPARED TO FURNISH
T T ALL KI.M)3 OF
Lumber and Building Materials
Gar board St rake Prices !
OUR SPF.CIALTY' WILL BR
To Deliver Lumber at all (he Ports
aiid Aarboragrs) within thiw Kingdom !
A.t Lower Hates
than el ever been attempted heretofore.
J2T ORDERS are repe ftfnlly solicited by
mhlMtn D. FOSTER & Co.
POE SALE !
rilHE UNDERSIGN ED OFFERS FOR SALK
JL this property
WITH ALL T1IK
IlIPROVEMEMS, STOCK, IMPLEMENTS, Jte.,
Sitnated in Kokuleia, WAIALTJA, Oahu. ;
Three Tboasand One Iluodrrd Acres Pasture Land ! !
of which, thirteen hundred acres ar-; RICH BOTTOM LAND
tear the sea. There are on the ranch On. Stone Dwelling
l..u with Verandahs. Kitchen attached Wooden lloure for
storinj wool ; Stone Dairy; one Cart House; over two miles of
Ptone Wall ; two miles and a quarter of Wire Fencing, with
K-dwont Post. new ; Cattle and Sheep Pens. Aiso. one old
Wool Press", one Iron Axle Ox Cart ; one Iron Axle Ox Cart for
drawn stone; one Spring Horse Crt ; Ox Yokes, Six Ox
Chaics, Crowbars, Grindstones. Ac , Ac.
Fifteen Horses. Mares and Colts. colts improved stock ;
Four hundred and fifty head of Cattle of mixed Durham
and Devon breeds, including One Hundred
Four Yoke Working Oxen ;
Four Yoke Working Steers ;
Between Four and Five Hundred Sheep, mixed Merino and
Refer to uuders'gned or to 9. B. DOLE, Esq.
oMmv S. X. EMERSON.
THE PROPRIETOR OF TIIE HAWAII
AN U'jTfcL respt-cifully notifies the residenu of Hono
lulu that be has fitted np
Hot and Cold Water Baths !
Fr.r the convenience of thos- who wish to enjoy this most
HEALTH FL'L and pleasant recreatioa.
The Baths tire flltrd up with
Special Regard to Comfort and Privacy !
FEMALE ATTENDANTS always la readiness to assist
LADIES AND CH I LUREX.
Baths Open from Sunrise till Midnight. "Is.
Price fir Single Bath 60 Cenu
Bath Ticket, three $1 0
Special arrangement made with families.
TI1C ICE CRsKA.U PARLOR;
UjieD every Eveninr fr Ladies and Gentlemen,
sob? from to o'dotk. Ira
THE CELUR UNDER MY STORE
Capable of ftnrinir rween 300 and 400 TONS.
j6 II. M WHITVF.r.
BY C. S. BARTOW.
on Tuesday, march 19th,
At HI OVUrk, A. M..
At Salesroom will bo Sold,
A Variety of Dry Goods
PRINTS, MI.'SLIN!, COTTONS,
HO I Kit V, :i.OTIIINC.
A.Vt A OKSEUAL ASSOUTMEXT OF
C. S. BARTOW. Anrl'r.
rvrriwm irnri.ru rmTn
L.lLll IVH .J.J.1LL VI JIL.1L Lll.1IUi
Waianu, Waiahole, Dis., of Koolaupoko,
inland of oauc,
j .A.T AL'CTION.
JV VIRTUE OF AN ORDER ISSUEDOt T
I uM ( the Supreme Court f the Hawaiian l.n lt. on the IT'.h
I day of Irh lilt, will be sold at Public Auction, at the auction
! iAms of C. is li.rtow, on y ireu Street, Hoolulu,
! On Saturday, the 23d day of March,
A. If. I 7 2. it I I o'clock Noon,.
. All the Right, Title, and Interest r.f the Estate of PAMI'EL
JACUHd, deceased, in and to twn pi-ces of laud, situated in
: Waiann, Wanihole, District of Kxltipika, Islanal ot uahu.
The maai piece ci.n-ms ten and one-half acres of rice, a
lanii wiiu a u.einnx nou.'e. ini-rrint a:i i is ieM-ii ior a
term of five years, from the 1-t dy of Feb. 1S71. at a yearly
r -Mai of $ 2. 0 per annum, payable semi annually, and will be
s.)ld subject t'j the lease. 1 be tiiauka p-riijti consists of 175
acres of p:iture and Wood-land, of which immediate possession
may be had.
i'-t fun her particulars, application may be made to J. W.
Austin, Executor of the will of raiuucl Jacobs, or to
C. S. BARTOW, Auctioneer.
REAL ESTATI I
In the District of Halelea, Island of Kauai.
BV VIRTUE OF AN ORDER. ISSUED OUT
of the Supreme Court of the Hxwaiian Inlands, on th-4tli
i lay of March, A. I. Is" 1, will be lil at I'ulilic Auction, at the
I Auction Rxin of C. 8. Bartow, on tiu-en Street, Honolulu,
0n Saturday, Gth of April, 1872,
AT 13 O'CLOCK, NOUN,
All the Right. Title and Interent of the Estate of William II.
Peate, late of Honolulu, deceased, in and to
! A I, I. THAT TRACT ol I, A A I,
j Known by the name of II AE A , Iilund of Kuuai. There are
j in this land alont 2,4o0 Arres, of which 400 acres are available
j for agricultural and (rrnzin purposes, and the I in.l is well
; wa'ered, and runs from the. sea to the mountain the whole
foriuin a desirable fcstate tor luv.-stni'Tit or improvement.
Title yood. A plan of the premises may be s-en at the Auction
Room. For further particulars app.y to J. W. AUSTIN, Ad
ministrator of the Estate of William 11. Pease, or to
C. S. BARTOW. Auct'r.
THE STORE AND PREMISES oc
cupied by V. Humphreys, oioite the bailor's lluliK.
Porsrsaion sivcu on the 1st of January, 1&72. Apply
at the omce of
jadtf THEOD. C HEtCK, Fort Street.
FOR SALE !
A PATENT MELODY II A KM OX I-
CM, in poli'hed rosewo.d case, with eleven stops
and two i le pedals. The instruiient is perfectly lie w, and is
suitable for a Church or private huuae.
inhS Apply at this Office.
TO LET OR LEASE !
THOSE VERY DESIRABLE
PRKMISr.tf on the Plains known as t I.I -LAM,
at present occupied by Mr. S. B.
1 1 n
it. i .
Dole. The liwelline House con-.its of a large Par
lor, liming Room, Three Bed oms ami Pantry, two large
Store Room on basement ; there is also, on the land a Cottage
containing two room, detached Kitchen, Servant's House,
Stables, 4rc, 4e., with a well of good water. Possession
given on the first of Ju'y next. For further particulars,
jatl tf apply to JAMLS S. Lt.MU.N.
A Second-Hand Billiard Table, 6 feet x 10,
In (rood order with Balls, Rack, Cues, Counters and Pool
Board, with new Cushions and Red.
Apply to ROBERT RYCROFT.
feblT tf. Butlum's Hall.
THE HOUSE AND PREMISES OX
Nuutuo Avenue, at present occupied by V. L. Green,
Kq. Possession given April 1st.
Also, the IIoue and Premises adjoining, possession given
Immediately, tor purtiiulirs aply to
felO tf V. K. WILLIAMS or J. II. WOOD.
A D ESI R A RLE COTTAGE ON' XI T-
AM' AVEM'K in the rear of the re dence of the I". S.
Consul, containing llath Room and Cook House con-
venient for a small family. Apply to
f..24 4f II. MMOND.
'MI E UNDERSIGNED. FROM AND AFTER
this dale, will issue liiils of Exchange ami Letters of
SAN FRANCISCO. XKW YORK.
LOXPOX. HAMBURG and BREMEN.
in sums to suit at lowest rates.
Best Commercial Paper discounted on the most favorable
Cash advance made on consignments of Inland produce at
he rate of interest of 9 cent, per annum,
jatf tf 11. II ACKFF.LD &. CO.
LEW ERS & DICKSON
ALL KINDS OF LUMBER I !
HoDoInlo or to any Tort In the Hawaiian Kingdom,
3FLVts svs Low
as offered by any other parties.
C. II. I.EWER3.
J. G. DICKSON.
IYOT QUI: E It AT A 1,1
THAT IT IS BY DEATH THAT WE LIVE !
A Grral Trulb. another Great Truth in
j HAS ENLARGED II IS WORKSHOP
aod is now prepared to ilo
j WAGON AND CARRIAGE WORK
i Repairing in All its Branches!
I HORSES SHOD so uug and nrnl
You'll vr i.n your own were hore fcrl.
IllacU-Sniilh wark for Ship or Shore
Pour quite na well aa ever before.
i Ilia work done quick, hia charges low.
If you will call you'll find it ao.
nih2 tf WM. WEIGHT.
Or'EHOLnEUS.FAMIM ES AMIR ES-
1UEMS cf Oahu and adjacent Ijlan-.ia, who wUh to
Economize Labor & Materials in Washing
hy mine the elf-acting and portable Boiler. Washing day will
do lonjtrr be a trouble. The cost of the lioiler will joa he re
turned ia satkh; lime and lab jr, acd the
AIT0M1T0X SELF-ACTING CL0TI1FS iTASUE2
and Boiler will be fairy appreciated.
It remove alt dirt without tubbing or friction, ia the bet
thin for 4 Washers of Clothes" ever invented and works with
out detroyinr the finest Lace or hraviet Flannel. In savins;
of time ami fuet these Boil-rs Rive their own popularity and
need no unneccesiary Puff la accooiany their iutroduction
into general use, a ooe ol tlie neevsaary articles of this " Iroa
Price Low and within reach of all
who require Boilers lor Washin-jr purposes. Made of the best
material either TIN or COHPEK. by
JAS. ESTALL, 75 Kiog St.
P. ?. All orders poni-tnsllv attended to. iuh2 lm
, Commercial SUbcrfisfr.
SA TV HP A Y. MARCH 10.
' An AMtsisu etory corut-a bv t!;e List mill, all
: tlie vtay frutn Natitucktt, where two o!J sal:,
fruicrlj well known Jcnizene f Honolulu, are
i upending tLeir declining jcars in b-jlid comfort.
' They regularly receive the Advertiser, and of
' course f;rue it columns with the lively ii.teret-t
:ilways felt by old residents. Of eoure they got
the number for November 2rth, 171, accom
f anicJ with the eiij j lenient c -'ituinin a full
account of the Btir joeitki.iu " (.ircnt t ire in
Honolulu," which was rejTerented to have broken
I out on the thirtieth of February, 1S7-, and de
stroyed the largest portion of our fair city. Uut
our old friends in Nantucket were s-j etultified and
impervious to a joke, that in spite of the phe
; nomena of dates so apjwrent, tliey took the
i whole matter as grave earnest, and were not a
I little excite! over it. We can imagine the two
' worthies plodding through the handy street of
' Nantucket ghaking their heads over the news of
, the disaster. A letter from one of them says :
" This is rather heavy on Honolulu, coming on
; top of the of the fleet in the Arctic.' An
j other former resident writing from France, ex
f prerses liis bjrrow at our 44 cutdstrophy." These
j obtuoe minds however are the exceptional ones,
I as we hear from various correspondents in the
' East that our November article wa& appreciated
' as a timely warning of the possible danger to
j which our city is constantly exposed, as is appar
I ent to everybody. We had Bupposed that no
! man of ordinary intelligence, in his sober senses,
could have mistaken the declared fiction for an
We find in the Gazte of this week nn article
I copied from the John Dull newspaper of February
j 3d, without a word of comment, by which we
' learn that the Iiev. Alfred Willis was, on the
j previous day, in the chajtel of Lambeth Palace,
; consecrated to the See of Honolulu. From
j extracts given of the sermon preached on the
occasion by the Rev. Dr. Scott, Dean of Roch
j ester, we have proof that the leading clergy of
England, after all the information about these
islands that baa gone out to the Christian world
in various forms, are still in a state of gross igno
rance as to the condition of this community, that
i is quite unpardonable. This is the more surpris
j ing from the fact that Dr. SStaley, for several
years the occupant of the See, was present and
took part in the ceremonies. The proof that we
I refer to is contained in the words of the Dean,
to the effect that the act of consecration then in
I progress was, 44 The sending forth a missionary
I bishop to heathens and the refuse of civilization
i urho mingled with them." There, gentlemen and
' ladies of Honolulu, and of these islands gener
! ally, is your character, as understood by that
l high dignitary of the Church of England, the
Dean of Rochester, 44 formerly master of Balliol
College," and pronounced from the pulpit of the
chapel of Lambeth Palace, London, in the pres
ence of the Archbishop of Canterbury, and the
Bishops of London, Winchester and Rocliester,
and Dr. Staley, Into of Honolulu. 44 Reeise of
civilization," is good English terse and express
ive. Let us adopt it.
STEAMER " KILAUEA."
Monday, Mnrrh lHih for Konn
Mooda;, March 25th Circuit of Hawaii
i Monday, April lt.
SAMfKL Q. VILDR,
! United States. New Zealand and Australia
Mail Steamship Line.
The STEAMSHIP MONTANA
UriDGK ------ Mu.ter.
THIS DAY, SATURDAY, MARCH 16th,
AT 4 O'CLOCK, P. M.
And Oilier Xew Zealand Porta, connrrting
at Auckland with Si en mem for Syduey,
Melbourne nud IJ rinbaue, Ihe
Will Sail this Saturday Evening !
March ltitb. XT A Gun will be fired two hours before tie
lrture. TI3II3 -JltVI Lli:.
Paten of departure from Snni Dates of Departure from Ho
ErancisCi) for Honolulu unit nolulu for Snti Eihiicimco ami
1'ortB in New Zealand and for Pons in N;w Zealand and
Australia. j Australia.
On or about
Wednesday ..January 3, lST2;Saturday January 13, 1S72
Wednesday. .January 31. lSTijSaiurday.. . Feliruaiy 10, 1372
Wednesday. . February 2S. lS72;Siturday March 9. 1S72
Wednesday March 27, lS72iSturday April 0, 1872
Passengers booked through at reduced rates to points in the
t'nited btates and to Liverpool, and also to purtj iu New
Zealand and to M-llw.urne.
For Freight and 1'assage, and all further information,
jd Apply to 11. HACKFK1 1) Co.. Agents.
B0ST0ir& HONOLULU PACKET LINE !
A3. C. BREWKR & CO.. AGENTS.
V5'Vy FaToraMe arrangements can nlways be made for
rjSiSSE? Storage and Shipment of uil. Bone, Wool. Hides
and other Merchandise to New B-Mford, Boston, New York and
other Eastern Ports. Jjr Cash Advances ma.ie.
fe24 ly C. HKKWER & CO.
REC1 I. A K
DISPATCH LINE FOR SAN FRANCISCO.
" Merchan.li"" rcoeive.l STOKAGK FREK and
JS? liberal cash nilvaneei made on shipments by this
line. (121 ly) C. LKKWEK CO.
FOB VICTORIA, 15. C.
THE CLIPPER BARK
Dela "w a x
Will have Iromtiliate Iiispatch for the atuve
Freight, apply to
WALKER & ALLEN.
Will run aa Regular Packet to the above port. For Freight
or Pn(te apply to
WALKER ALLEN, Acents.
j KEULTUR PACKET FOIt LAIIALA.
; Qzzzt THE SCHR. NETTIE MERRILL,
E I) CRANE, Master.
' Will Cnn Ee'alarl.. betvtrcnTkis Port and Lahaina,
! IlonoInlQ Saturdays and Lahaina fvery Wednesdays.
j j5 3ni II. IIACKFELP ft Co., Agents.
Regular Packet for Ilanalei, Kauai.
THE CLIPPER SCHOONER
K A A I V A . M ASTER.
Will Si'd as a Regular Packet as above.
For Freight or passaje apply t
The Japanese Embassy.
After reading in the American journals rc
c ied by the tw l.i-t iLaiic, the full and glow
ing accounts of ti e uagiiiliceiit reivpticiis which
have te u given and ute yet to r l-ettoWel un
the Jaj-aiie.-e Kiubay now on its travels through
L'hrieienduiu, the pcrud of the article which we
n-jrint below from the XagatdLi iJaztUe of
jHnuary Oth, 1?7, must gie us pnus-e." The
Kvtakura iw i;tioi.cd, as beii;g 4 both the Nro
and '.'aiaphae of (."hristianity in Japan,'" i the
saii!" iti iiviiual w!,. i at the head ot the F.iu-La.-ey,
hi i aim- being I:ed Iwakura. Like
the t'ther ea.-l rn imtu.nr, the .J J.-Uiet ale eX-
cciii::!y thiewd :tud vtiiit.irig in their dealings
with b-reigiiers, and this ixK)se of their ie-.il
character should proe :t warning to those wlio,
like our ccmemporary the FrnnJ, are too apt to
take their gentle dispositions for granted on first
sight. It is to be supposed that Minister do
Long and Chas. Wolcott ISrooks know all about
the men for whom they are acting as eiccrones,
but the thing with them is a business alLiir
purely, and wiil doubtless pay handsomely.
We have just had time in cur last issue to notice
the revival cf the a.t.iaotis rersecutiuns anrist
Cfirir-tinnity at this j rt by the Japune?e Govern
mint. JNiice then further particulars nave cmue to
our iivtu-e .!' the Lurt.irou-' intentions of these
tk-uJish agents of torture and tyranny, to repeat their
inhuman and diabolical actions t f ltTO. The pres
ent persecution has teen iustigated by the Prince of
tMg of anti-Chriatiau notoriety and intrusted to an
tihcial myrmidon In. in the M.kado's Court, who is
well versed in the refinement of cruelty. The in
tended victims, number over two thousand, tut it
was contemplated to seize and carry them oil' in
small drafts, and thus avoid the indignation of the
civilize ! world, which a kuowle Ige of their actions
would necessarily entail. In this they have beeu
disappointed, but not before the first batch of sixty
seven itioUciisive men, all fathers of families, were
made away with, some eighteeu days ago. Of this
number of poor bar in less Christians, bow many are
surviving their tortures to-d.iy, God alone and their
torturer can tell ; we only know upon reliable
authority how comparatively happy would it have
been for the poor sutlerers, if an instantaneous and
merciful death alone awaited them. The second of
these human sacrifices to the Moloch of Japan, our
boy Mikado, was to have takiu place this week,
but whether it has, or not, we have not been able to
ascertain ; the omdfds felt so secure in the precau
tions adopted to keep the whole a matter of privacy,
that they taunted their poor victims by saying:
when conveying them away that, " this time their
friends the foreigners shoulJ know nothing of their
tortu rings aud sutlerings."
e understand tint the foreign Consuls have al-
reauy communicate.! tue particuiais oi tms inuuumu
uuiiukc auu msuii 10 vuiisuuu .luuuua, iu iucii ic-i
- if. l .1 ... l
sr.ective governments. e commend the prudence.
of this step, instead of their vainly attempting to;
remonstrate with the local hireling officials, who
eveu, were they willing? are unable to interfere
with the execution of government orders. This is
evident from the fact that when Sir Harry l'arkes
was here during the persecution of lbTU, and en
tered his indignant protest against the same, he was
told by Noumura the irovernor, and Watauabe, the
executioner sent down lrom ledo, that they could ,
uot consent either to suspend or delay it, eveu until ; nmte. under the command of one of our most pop
he could get back to Vedo, "that no other course ular and skilllul coasting masteis. Capt. Hatfield,
was open to them, but to carry out their orders." . iate of the Fringe. The L'ilamn has ben lilted iu
Our readers will not be surprised at the insolence of ' a most thorough manner, and has excellent accom
this reply, when they rend the proceedings of a sub- ! modations for passengers,
sequent "conference held in Yedo in January, 1870,
on the subject of the persecution of Christians in ; The New Hook am Ladihr Thick. l he order
Nagasaki," w hich was convened by the circular note went forw ard to the United Stales some months
of Sir Harry Parkes, Mr. de Long, M. Outray and i since for the new truck, and on the departure by
Mr. von Brant, foreign Ministers; particulars of t the last steamer of .Mr. W. Henry Pimond. (who
which will appear in our future numbers These ; has been iu former years an energetic Honolulu
will show in their true colors the type of men that , lireman) he was empowered by Acting Chief En
coiuprise the present Embassy, and how faithfully ' gineer Hughes, to ascertain as to the delay in the
they represent their wretched government. The receipt of the truck. Mr. Dinmnd writes by the
time is propitious, aud we mean to avail ourselves of ! last mail that the truck is snowed up somew here
it, as the chief of the Embassy is the well known j
Ewakura. who is both the Nero aud Caiaphas of I
Christianity iu Japan, and who is now on his way to
present his credentials at the Christian Courts of
the West. This man has had the hardihood to tell
the foreign Ministers, in conference that his govern
ment was acting 4 mildly " to these poor Christians,
because it had changed their usual and 44 legiti
mate " mode of torture, from crucifixion " (and
he could have added, boiling alive ! as they did to
some four thousand iu the geysers of Simabara,) to
that now adopted, viz : starvation and imprisonment
in filthy stables without clothing, light, or air, in
the depth ot winter! and at other times nound i
hands and feet, in a state of nudity and exposed on J
their backs ou ice-ponds in most inclement weather,
having just enough of food supplied to them, in the
shape of sour fruits, as was requisite to prolong
their lives and torments I and again by having
burning coals of tire put into their mouths until
their persecutors succeeded either in exhausting hu
man nature or getting them to blaspheme the name
of Jesus! These, Ye Christian Statesmen of the !
West, to whom this man fiend Ewakura will be in
troduced on his mission ! are the ideas entertained
by himself and his government of a 44 mild treat
ment " to a loyal, orderly, and inoffensive people,
whose only crime is that they profess the religion in
which their fore-fathers have lived and died, (theirs'
being no modern conversion,) and the religion also
which yourselves and your countrymeu profess and
revere Nor was this the measure of Ewakura's
haughtiness ; he further stated in reply to the Min
isters that, 44 If, in the future, they (the Japanese
Government! understood and believed it to be neces- 1
sary, they would still execute their former orders,"
and our Ministers were compelled to listen to, and :
put up with this barbarian's insolence. Why? !
Because at that time Lord Clarendon was alive, and
at the head of L'nglish Foreign A flairs, by whom a
reticence on such matters was held as subservient to
' state espedieucy, and the other powers?, it would
; seem were well pleased to have such a precedent to j
i follow. As to the late Government of France and its ,
representatives, their actions ure better not mentioned
when the subject is religion. '
I But now the scene is changed, and the bigoted j
J barbarian of Japan is to present himself at the Courts ,
j of the Ministers, to whom he has been on this occa- :
! sion so uncompromising. Can the Hun. Mr. de Long ;
j forget the past when introducing this Kmbassy to his
I Government ? We think he cannot ! Can Sir Harry
Parkes on the like occasion forget the past .' We are :
sure he will not ! Neither can the other Ministers ,
who were present at that memorable interview.
One thing there is, which excites our astonishment
and this is, the dissimulation and subtlety of the
Japanese Government ! We understand that certain '
high officials have sent to America along with the j
Embassy some young females to acquire a civilized I
education. Ibis has beeu highly lauded aud at fiit :
sight looks a praiseworthy action ; and was meant
no doubt to have full ellect upon the countrits to be ;
visited by the Embassy. We doubt, however, that
the action will be so highly appreciated when its
motives become known ! And we earnestly wish the ;
Christian ladies of America to know, that this i
Ewakura, the first Ambassador, is the determined ,
advocate of the persecutions which we are now be- j
holding, and which has been originated by him pre- '
vious to his departuie from this country ; that he is !
furthermore the cause of driving into bondage, and
what is even far worst than either bondage or death.
namely : Selling to those unmentionable resorts of
iniquity, thousands of the virtuous wives and inno-
cent daughters of his Christian victims ! While their
fathers, husbands, and brothers, are handed over by
his orders to the ruthless torturers of the Govern-
i meut, with the option of recantation or a lingering
and cruel death ; this we h ive on the authority of
he Hon. Mr de Long, United States Minister, in his
despatch to Mr. .Secretary Fish, January 22d, 17''.
The motive of the Government must now seem
plain for sending these few children to America, who
are evidently looked upon by it as so many victims,
sacrificed to its expediency and merely meant to mis
lead the foreign governments respecting its retro-
gressive conduct, and uphold the delusion of its pro-
gressive advancement. v e cannot tut recognize a
similitude between the words of Ew;ikura and his
refarious prototype ! When in answer to the fureign
; Miuisters' request 4 taat he would desist from further
I punishing these poor people for their religious con- :
victions," he said, 44 it w;is expedient that these ,
1 people should be punished si as to secure the safety
of the country." Is this a fitting person to he intro-
; duced into the circles of the Christian ladies of :
! Washington, whose sense of honor and virtue is '
proverbial? Is this a fitting person to be presented .
I to the Christi m (Jueen ot Great Britain, whose :
. virtues aud deeds have irnmortaliztd her name ? We
: most emphatically s;iy, he is noL
In conclusion we call upon our brethren of the
! press to assist us in exposing to the indignation of
! the civilized world the iniquitous persecutions which
the poor native Chrbtiaus are being daily subjected
i to in Nagasaki, and to raise their remonstrance
; in one voice, again?t our Christi-in powers tolerating
i in the future such nn inducement to the merciless
Government cf Jipan, ns th.t which the absence
from our treaties cf any cl;iu;e protecting the
Christian religiuu, Duw presents.
Tcraliiina the Ja7'ane Mil tter td f.reign r.ft iir tot I cur
Miuirtrs at the Cui.f.rer.ct; of l?To. "That liie M:kaii i the
direct doretidunt of the Spirit ! and that to cur.riliate Hini :ind
i ii la I'jiluWers it waa ueCcsnary to punish h- Cliris-t ui.s."
The Sykf.x. This fine Boston clipper, which
comes and goes with the regularity of a steam
picket, i" turning on4 her earen in first-rnt.1 order.
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CsrT. Iioui Smith
notks or TIIK WI'.IIK.
Fi-nuoN Ni- F r ihe fa'.l sua.insry t
estiiig lv-reigu i:ev4 re-reiteij jt-r A1j:i! inu,
su i i'iraK'iit to t-l.ij"s issue.
Tm: Maii. f r the L". S. :uid L.iri i!vse this p.m.
per Afantun i, which vessel, auJ ha r ; Lt Ur the
CVKiIes, sii".s tn-iiiortuw p.orriius.
Mormxo Stvr. This missionary packet sai'.ed ou
Tuesday, t!ie l'Jth inst., for the Minjuesas Islands,
passenger the Uev. W. 1'. Alexauder, L'eleite of the
llawaiiaa T.or l of Missions.
Thk I! u:Ttvii. from Fl:!.i:u1. wbicSi -n hT Iat
voy age to this pott in ;d' au excellent p.t-sage. was
less lucky the present year, mooting Wllh tierce and
contrary gaW .rf ih' Horn, where tiho as de
tained some tiftv davs.
Comino nits Way. J. W. Wail.ick, the distin
guished American tragedian, accompanied by Theo-d-.-re
Hamilton, a young actor of great premise, will
be here about June 1st, en route for Australia, and
m:iy perhaps be induced to give us islanders an
LAlrM'IMi I'll e Ai:e." It is reported that
the expedition to the Navigator's Islands per
ll'(7e O'ttt; Lave "uisti notions u hois', the Ameri
can flag. Also that Secretary Hon t well declares
that all proiluet from those islands shall enter at
S in Francisco duty tree. S ...',-. rd the star of
Empire." Ac. -
Water I'kivm.kukx. We notice that the Super
intendent of Water Woiks notifies that the reguht
tjiiii as to irriirati'tu piivileges will be enforced
hereafter. It is about time. la many localities in
lhe city the noi-e of the water running to waste
has been heard at all hours of the niht, and in
some places the we.'ting down of the streets ha
teeii so extravagant as to cause remark.
15 u.i. at thk Hawaiian Hotel. A ball was triven
last Tuesday evening at the Hotel, by the Otlieers
of the M.nit'itt i and her passengers now stopping
here. Quite a lare number ot Honolulu people
were invited, and the whole iiff.iir passed oil' with
much t'l hit. The music furnished by the band of
the Household troops was well played, and the
dancing was kept up uulll a late hour.
New Tempebaxce Saloon. We notice that Mr-
.Rycroft is fitting up a new saloon on Fort street.
r ,iear ,Iotelt where tlirsty am hungry souls can sat-
mselve with nil kinds nf tenn.prnii.'H lio'iiil
na na ,..,.,, . vtr nat rrww .:, llo .1Ino.i
for the accommodation of ladies who may wish to
enjoy a plate of ice-cream. te understand that all
things being in readiness, the saloon will open ou
' The ' I'ii-vma." This new schooner recently
built and launched by Tibbitts & Sorensoti of this
city will be ready for fcea to-day. when she
will make a short trial trip outside the harbor and
return. She is to be nut ou the Kona and Kan
on the road," and now that the blockade is over,
we may expect shortly to receive It, through the
exertions of Mr. IMmond.
Political Meeting. As per previous announce
ment, a meeting, pretty largely attended, was held
of the voters of Honolulu on Monday evening hist.
The sulject of discussion was instructions to Repre
sentatives, and various propositions were made and
referred to a Committee to report at an adjourned
meeting on Monday evening next. The subject of
the English schools supported by Government, and
that of the Government press, were discussed, and
the latt?r was loudly denounced as a useless humbug,
What queer ideas these Hawaiians do have, to be
Division ok the Fi nds. Agreeable to the public
notice given some weeks p;tst in the P. C AnVER
TisEU and H'l'C'ii'tan O'uzttte. a meeting of the sub
scribers to the Public Hall fund took place on the
14th inst. in the rooms of the Chamber of Com
merce, w hen the I rustees of the Society made a re
port of their transactions, stating an amount f
sri 1 .92 to be on hand. J his amount was oy unan4
imoiis vote ordered to be equally divided among
the following four institutions Queen's Ilos-i
pital. American Relief' Fund. St. (leoige's Society";
and German Benevolent Society.
From Hilo. Letters have been received up to the
10th inst., which report 44 One night's rain, and a
few slight showers, sufficient to refresh the young
cane, but without any effect on the water-powers.
New auxiliary water-heads have been sought for aud
streams have been and are being made available
from long distances, in some cases with success, in
others undetermined as yet. The canes are what
they call dead-ripe, and as you may conceive, the
juice is very rich, but unless wc have rain and ft
good deal of it within the next three or four weeks.
there will be a very serious losa to the Ililo Sugar
From Mail A correspondent at Wailuku, writ
ing under date of the 12th inst , gives us the follow
ing items of news: 44 Mr. Pauncefort gave three
most excellent readings at this plaee, all of which
were highly appreciated by large and respectable au
diences. The last was for the benefit of 44 Iolant "
Lodge, No. 4, I. O. G. T. This Lodge has bought
and paid for a large lot of land right in the village
of Wailuku, and has seventeen hundred dollars sub
scribed for the purpose of building a Public Hall or
Theatre, and a Hall for Secret Societies iu the upper
story. It is estimated to cost $-;!,50Q when finished.
The weather is remarkably dry, and there are begin
ning to be fears of hard times otherwise Wailuku is
the liveliest and prettiest place in this Kingdom.
Thk Watku Slm-lv. Not a little amount of
grumhling and indiauation was heard and expressed
yesterday by those who failed to receive notice that
the water would be shut ofl. We are of opinion that
sufficient notice was not given. A few ordinary
posters, looking very much like the previous ones as
to irrigation, were to be seen iu some parts of the
town, but by no means conspicuous. To be sure, au
advertisement was inserted in the (Inzette of Wed
nesday to the effect that the water would be shut off,
but tlie fair inference is that advertising in that pa
per is not notifying the public, inasmuch as the pub
lic don't care to read it. The fullest kind of a pub
lic notice should be given beforehand of the per-
formancc of an act which directly affects every man.
! woman and child in the city, like the stoppage of
, the water sudoIv.
Quite a large party of
ladies and gentlemen have availed themselves of
the opportunity of vi.-bing our shores afforded by
the placing of the M,,,,t t,,'i on the line between
San Francisco and Honolulu, and we hope that
they as pioneer excursionist j. may be able to take
back with them such pleising recollections of the
trip as will induce many more to come. We give
their names, many of which are well known here:
Wm. Hurling, wife. 4 children and 2 servant-. Mrs.
Oliver Eldridge. Mi-s K'.diidge. Miss P.abcock. Miss
Alice Dabcock. Mrs. Robert II. Waterman. Miss
' Stirling. Col. II. I". Curtis, wife and child. r. I).
Wilson and wife. .Mrs. Intney. miss w uiuiey. .Mrs.
Ashburner. J. (1. Maclay and wife. Jno. M. Hun.
Mr. Maclav. T. Mootrv. jr.. C. fii.rdiner. T. Coliti.
H. Whittell. A. J. Pope. .f. Keene. 11. II. Hanna. T.
ll.Ililston.H. North. We understand that som.?
r f the party intend remaining over in order lo viMt
the volcano and other points of interest here.
Blasting Extraormxarv. On Tuesday after
noon the neighborhood ner the junction of Fort and
King streets was made aware by repented h-ud ex
plosions that the work of blasting for a cellar wns
going on, but at about 4 o'clock a much louder
noise than any cf the preceding ones was followed by
a shower of great and little stones, sorne of which
fell at a distance of L'OO yards from the charge. One
piece weighing over h- If a hundred weight, fell
crashing through the roof of the cook-room of I'oll
mann's coffee saloon, narrowly missing one of the
waiters, and another smashed in the rear window of
the sitting room, scattering crockery, etc., and
leiving the room a wreck. Other buildings in the
ner neighhorlux.il were considerably shattered. A
couple of srt'otleinen wrre undergoing operations in
th barber's sh"p on the earner, who incontinently
h jt by the r.-t door, regardless of their lathered ap
pe.nran'ie Field iortfs rf powder are Slid to have
been uel in this bl-it, and the precautions taken to
prevent the stones from flying upward were palpably
insufficient. Such carelessness is decidedly criminal,
and the recklessness cf human life (which was
imperiled) "hould be punished
Phm or the Moo st ro
172 Ilasoi i Li
M.i.-rh Cd 1 at Hurler
Sit!, New M-. :
l'Uh f'ir-t u.iarter
ii-itri I ail M,u
. ."Ut L-s: t4uati' r
t r m:k av I'koh tri f !. " I.u K - - W I
i tt Uiin u' ou !i ) l-:.ui. vn the 51 instant
nai)ve wi-m.irt whs tuiliy burned by her clothe.
CatcS.ir.4T oil tlie ff..ttl lil.tUt.ee. so that she was f ot
!k ly to ii-cuti r. The tiiie i-tstiaw one) also
caulit atul was cotisiiitie.1.
ef S in r'nnoico
V.n- 1Iai'ii. Joy Ihe iv
W i"tn that tli n-ute i t" thr
et ed;t;ou fn iu J-tj-an t f three r ii.i-ts, t l !
rejvrte-1 to siil fr Fan. pevi the Sat t'titial. hit
bwn al'.ei-e-l to i.t tlie tit.dwivh Ii:tnds all I
Cspe H -rti, to U'are the latter prt if Fe'-ruiry, nr t
they unj be locked f.r here any doy after the loth
I.'n: I!nNK - -We In-if to eft'! sivnti.m lit tVe
ad t eriiseiuetlt 111 to-dav's iviir it Mr. Mc I M I MV .
;he .tj-at fur thee Isiund of t! ."curity Li!- In
ti:;t!!C'" ar.d Annuity i'oicp.tny ! N. v Votk.
Fr.-in the Very s it itf.ttory tes i ii 'iiiU in h jm.
f-,i!i it h..;M ajipetr tl::i! ti.e I "oiupa:. v i pri
seir.ed by Mr. Mtlaeiny is well Mi:t:. i I Il.e puli
l to coi.dlel.ee atiil patn'iiiiite.
1 'KU ll or mi: F Vl IU 1
Natitk M.i.-s. itba-ntr.
i.f Ji-ih;k II t!Tv n i - The
i f January 1 :;!. h is tt.e
ttir S..ii:h Nittick cirrepotii!e:it
demise ot eur ete-:nel tott nsaiAa.
well. Iisj Mr. ltarlwell va tn
resiJents ! this town, a man ! the
rit v . and one in whom the town
et the e-lde-t
s;i h'! st i i 1 1 . ar
much id its local management, he having filed the
various oftices with rare ;biliiy. always taking a
decided iuterest in all improvements, uud counsel
ing every meagre tending to the public jjiMid. He
lias i epresented the town in the itoneml Court.
The deceased is lhe father of (ieneral Alfred S.
llaitweil. who solved with ili-titiclion iu the hue
war and is now an Associate Judge of t!io Supreme
Court of the Sandwich Islands; also 4iei. ("hallo
llaitweil. now Captain and Lrt-vet l.ieut. Col. iu
the regular army now serving on the homier.
His wisdom will be missed iu our counsels uud
the citizens will feel that in his demise they buve
tn-t with an irreparable loss.
' The Montana.'" This splendid specimen td
: naval architecture arrived at this port early on
. Sunday morning last, coming for this trip in the
: place of tlie Most Tij('f. vs hich vessel will Le de
tained for repaiis. The Montaun is it side wheel
! steamer, belonging to the 1'acilic Mail Steamship
' Co.. and has been employed on the I'anania route
ver since her arrival in this ocean shortly alter
she was built in New York, by Win. 11. Wehb in
J lt6tJ. She measures 3,000 tons old nieusnremeji U
or 2,C7ti 82-100 by the new. Shu has two musts,
i and three decks. She is ItJu feet over all in length,
j 42 feet, 5 inches beam, and feel depth of hold.
She is provided with a low pressure engine of 1,'JUO
horse power. 10." inch cylinder, 12 inch stroke and
1 low pressure boilers. She has four steam pumps,
i I.aUO feet lire hose, 115 fire buckets. V.ti axes. 10
life boats, and 1,000 lite preservers. She is limited
to carry 2C9 1st cabin passengers, but has carried
9o0 of all classes. The cabin fixtures and accom-
i modations for comfort and convenienee ure supe
i rior to those of any ship that has ever visited this
I port, and in the main saloon one may easily imag
ine himself in a first class hotel, dipt. Eapulge is
I well known and deservedly esteemed by the irtiv
i eliug public of California, and the other principal
i officer of the ship Mr. Howard the Purser. I'r.
! McAllister, the Surgeon. Mr. Geo. II. Douglass, the
! 1st Officer, and Mr. McClure. the Chief Engineer
. are gentlemanly aud efheient. liming Sunday
several thousand persons visited the Monttti'i. and
j were surprised and pleased at her noble uud hand-
some appearance, and gratified with the polite at
' tention they received on board. We learn that
j the Moutmu will sail on her return lo San Fran
cisco in about twenty hours after the arrival of tLo
.Ye rutft from the south.
, The remark that the present era in the world's
' history is a wonderfully progrestdvo one, is on
j everybody's lip. Trite though it may be, it is
! nevertheless undeniably true. In science, nod I
j the arts, and in the theory and practice of (Jov
j eminent all is stamped with the spirit of pro-
gression. Not a nation or country of tlie globe.
. that does not feci it in a more or less degree. As
it is the nature of ninn to Btrive to lift the veil
i that tilings over the future, no, guided by the
! history of the past, do we sometimes And our-
selves dreaming of what will be in the years to
j come. But us no two eras in the lives of nation
j or individuals can ever be exactly aliko under all
j circumstances, our prognostications of any time
I to come must be modified by what we see before
us. Otherwise we might predict fairly that
I because the last lifty years has wen this nation
! leave the darkiiens of paganism and step out into
! the broad light of Christian intelligence and the
i order of civilization, the year nineteen hundred
will find Hawaii in the foremost rank of the cn
1 lightened and prosperous nations of the earth,
j Such a conclusion, however, would bo by no
means warranted by existing circumstances of a
! very prominent and influential character.
Various causes are now operating to keep this
nation at a stand-still, if they do not iu the end,
if unchecked, positively drive it back from the
1 height to which it has been lifted. The first
! among these causes, and the one that vastly over
i shadows all the rest, is the form of (loveinment.
I AVhen this is analyzed, wo lind that while a
pretense is mnde that the people have a voice in
the Government, the unvarnished truth is that
they have no effective voice whatever in the
affairs of State. Where this condition obtains, a
people will inevitably lose that Hpirit that can
alone keep theiu alive. Without an actual exer
cise of the hovereign will of the people in the
administration of Government, we must confess
that the nation lacks the
capacity for K:lf-Gov-
' . r , i
tly in a lalsc j-osition j
-, t.iiiuiii., " ........j ... .v '" j
s nrT iimi it: fnnuiriiumr tr i ti ii iuo luiuitinri
before the world ; that amid tin; rapid progress
of the world in the theories and practice of liberal
Government, surrounded by and in constant com
munication with the influences of the freest
constitutional lilierty, this nation nevertheless
can only be governed by a despotism of irrespon
sible Ministers. What must be the influence
upon our future of Rich a pystem ns this under
which we live ?
Aside from tin: mere form of our Government,
po repugnant to tin pilitieal sprit of the age,.
are those in power making any endeavor to keep
, pace in the onward march of progress that am-
mates the world? I to they w;ek to draw hither
all outside inflnenecH that may help t fivo a
nation a name an well rh an exi-acnee ? Our
duty is to invite all means of ('.iiimiiiiieitiori
with the world "m great centre t cur shores, hy
granting what may he called extraordinary cun
cehnioris to hteaui linen, and to the telegraph, that
inevitably follow each other over lhe pathlees
ocean. Every influence ehoiild he exerted both
public and private, to H-cure the pel manerit es
tablishment of rteain and telegraph liliew lo the
Islands. The present is a critieal lime in our
destiny. If, int-tcad of actively exerting ourselves
for advancement in the direction indicated, we ,
either pursue the t-afu middle course of inaction,
or worse, covertly discourage enterprise when it J
comes to n, then we may canly predict the 1
future of the It-lands, a lapping into the eondi- '
tioii of a forgotten and fossilized people severely j
Iv I lit I I'iii'iiili"ii nee.
A gcntlemin belonging to the L S. Navy, and
who visited Ihei-e Islands in 1&70, writes to us as i
fuiiiiws friin Philadelphia, under dat- ol I'eh. 22d. ,
We shall take an early opjxu turiity of making ex- ,
tracts I rem y ui n.i!- rcf.-rrit.s t-t the lecture men-:
Mr.. EiHToi: : Agreeable recollections of your
delightful Islands iud.ice me to s.-nd you the i'hil- ,
adelpbia Pre-, and extracts from other papers, j
making mention of a lecture which I recently de- j
livered in Clu ster. I'm., upon (he Juiuesloien and i
her pcrigrinathms in Oceanica."' I need hardly Bay 1
that in the lecture cited as well a- in others I atn
engaged to deliver the M.iix'.s were aod will be.
mo-t kmdiv reterred to. hew tilings would please
better than a stroll on For: street.
mignt taKe oy tne nana aiiiinurcu kiiiu irienos woo
contributed to my enjoyment and happiness when
among you in le7).
I am stationed at the Philadelphia Navy Yard,
and will be likely to remain here a year or two.
r Lieut. Fagaii, who visited Honolulu in the Ossijte.
! is also t ere. and will soon marry one of the piet
! li.-st tril ls in the Quaker City, and go to Torts-
nouitti. .. ii.. lor tuny. Liietit. tjuiiiap. lormeriyti
tb JiOiif.sUnen, i'i on the fiag-ship H trcf.srr, at
H ivaiii. and both the Lieutenants Miller are in the
West Indies. Another twelve month will scatter
them to lhe ntfermoM corners t.f the e.trlh. ,"
rMdj'roni New Zealand and Aurrralin.
ARRIVAL OF THE "nEVADA."
The I'li'iff-l St tli. New Zetliii l Hi I ulrbM
fteuu flip .v. r tii , I 'apt. l'.Mh. ii. Hi 1 1 r I l lh
p.iit je-terliT iimi niKir, 1 ly tii. iii AiK-kltiiiJ,
i and 14 dtv Irviu liilui., .Vtitijr-iter'ii lUn l. V
: are in Mitel t, Mr. Alley, the l'ur.r if the fb'p,
fur ht i f pM-iivt nr i iiicruemnilH, which itl Iw
; tviiin I in t or roomie roal v!unin.
The following is lhe trpott fn tn l!. Cnilel Stale
' sti-unii AVr.i zjt.i'tt, Cuii.11111 dvr K. . Mrn.J,
whvli siiled ft. in II ii. '.u!u. Jsnuary -'Tin, arming
at IVtijj. Pull i, Ftl.itury 14ili. in t d on ler
' env.-!, t 'beei an I crew a'l wril. On ll. 17th, lh
M luii,; i. or UifU eh. if. made a treaty with i'iliin
; Mn ie, j-iaiitii.n t.. Ihe Cnitel Stale of AiiTiC thr
i exc! iive rijlit I thr liuhr il Poi.c Toiig (Ihe
; fiiieM in the S'U'h P.i.ilK), : a f. iiii'.g r l.al
! ta'i. n. On the Ul tf March, h Samoa u U g mm
lio.ste-1 i n f.hote Mti.l KVutrd with l' puns from the
! .V.iru,r.i :nt!, fnpf. Meade urdrriiijj two cotnp net
of h s turn with ihi'ir othect. oi rhotr, drawn up in
line iu (rout of the tlg The ,'arugitnntt visittd
the I;.m l of Api. on the 1Mb of February, Mi l
d. ta nivl the brig luuxi.i, W. II. II ivrn luaater, t'ti
; susjiiioii of cruiMtig Kin ait in u unU folly urioe I
i vi-smI, levying eoiitribtilu UK i n Ihe ntie ibiel
j among Ihe islands, but there bring no Idenco lo
! Mistain the charge, Hije tilea I fler ' 4 d
! di lenti. n en board ot the , 'ji agvttrtt. On th
i 2.M of 1'ebiu.try, thr A'arujun''! returned lo
i Poiigt Poiig t to complete the purvey t.f the bay.
j She w! ti nail fti.ni Pong Pong ou the I'.Uh of
! March, for South Awn ieaii pott.
Ou the o!h i f March, Ihe high rhuf wm to litvr
given a native dtnee mi l had invited the t lhovrs f
the , jragaiwttt lo willies it.
The .V. ivi. t did nut lurther than New Zealand
on this it ip. Mr. Webb having run. bnlcd nil n
Moment at Svdaey with the A. S. N. Co.. ' the
effeel that their boats shall tonii.i t wl h hi lit
Auckland, and deliver Ihe mull. j.i. nj;ei k an. I
Ir igbt ul Svduey. Melbourne and lb i-bane, leav iii(f
Auckland "immiiliiiely ulter the artival ot lh
Kteainers from Sail Fram-Nro.
The prospect.' for obtaining a subsidy fiom lh
AuMralian Govetniiieiit. w ere. under the exMinp
state .f atT.iii belli r ihalirvei. and wi nniv
g.ud it an ulmoM a certainly . New Smith Wale
was in the midst of an election f"f I'mliRinrnl,
The opposition to the prewut MinisttJ wa rt
stiong and engtnssiiig u lo uluio-t paralyze th4
tiiisines.' of ('overiuueiit. Avnle.ol ceiiMire l.nd
been passed upon the Govim unient of sir Jamoi
Martin, but intead t iiHigning, they had gone to
the people. Sir James mid two oilier Minisler hud
been deleated. and Mr. Purkea Ulid Mr. SailliieU re
tui ned - bolh lhe latter being pledged I support
the mail line via Sun Francisco. Mr. Neil, a di
rector of the A. S. N. Co.. had nlso been leliirne.l
by a large imijoriiy. Mr. Parke i spoken of an
likely to be the Premier ol the new government In
A private letter dated Fydney, February K.lh,
from the wcll-kuowu house of. tieo. A. Lloyd & Co.,
a ivs :
44 Our Parliamciit m d'isolveI in Ihe first rt k
of this inoiilh, as the Government were poweilc ;
the eloctiuns for this city have just dosed, and out of
four .Ministers, three are defeated, and of eight me tu
bers elected, feveu are opposition.
Mr. V.gtl aud Mr. Webb arc slill here, but
have not done any good with Ihe present Govern
ment ; they will be more nueeessful with Ihe neat.
In Ihe meantime, they have made a conditional ar
rangement with our ha-nl company to meet llm
steamers ot Auckland, and a meaHure will b pro
posed iu the new Parliament to subsidize a joint line"
The feeling, not ouly In Sydney but In Victoria
and Queensland, us teatifivd to by put ties in official
positions in those Colonies, was very strongly in
favor of securing the permanence of the Ssti Fran
cisco line by lhe granting of subsidies!. The won
derful impetus given lo the wool trade and to com
merce generally with America, lud deiuoiisl rated the
great desirableness of keeping the service maintHiiied.
For all these reasons, although the accomplishment
has been deUyed from obvious causes, yet we nisy
look upon tha subsidizing of the line as a willed
thing. Thus this noble enterprise, inaugurated by
Mr. Webb, has every prosjiect of being fully and
Iiiateriilly endorsed ly the two grest branches of
the Anglo-Saxon family the Governments of the
United States and Australia.
Ol busmen) generally in New South Wales, tin
Sydney Moiniii'j ller'ild of the 12th tilt., IhiiH
The encouraging aspect of almost everything
connected with Ihe trade and commerce of the col
ony, noticed in our Summary per lust overlnnd
mail, is not less satinfaclory now than il wus (hen.
The yield of our gohiriclds'ls Increasing, money U
plentiful, commercial credit remarkably sound, and
the value of colonial products well suslriiucd.
Perhaps the i nly persons who have any reason h
Complain are capitalists, who find a ilifliciilly In
obtaining lucralivo investments. As a result, we
find them devoting more Interest to the develop
ment of our mining deposits, a source of wealth
which has uot hitherto received that amount of lit
Icitioii w hich its Importance demanded.
15y way of Sydney, we learn that II. M. H. Jlotario
has visited the scene of lhe murder of Itishop Patte
son and the Itcv. J. Atkiu, anil his exacted retribu
tion, by burning villages and blowing natives t
pieces. Th'i friends of the mission ns well as of hu
manity and civilization, deeply regret this ns not
only a useless but cruel step, and one unworthy of
the British flag. It is well knowu that Ihe ru ansae-re
was the result of cruelties practiced by kidnapping
vessels, and tlie reprisals by the Jtomrio'i crew will
merely ensure the slaughter of the next boat's crew
of white men who may venture near the Swallow Isl
ands. I'iscrcdit is ctist iu some quarters upou thu
aount given of the reprisals by the Sydney papers ;
but it is difficult to believe that such circumstantial
narratives us we have received should be without
foundation. The Ilev. Mr. Codrington, bead of the
Mclanesian Mission is ut present in Australia.
A Notable Incident.
It is a gratifying evidence of the enlightenment of
the age and the stand taken and continued to be held
by the Government of the United States in the cuuse
of religious liberty, that a Jewish clergyman, snd
he to4 a non-resident of the country, should be
privileged to open. CoDgresu with prayer, na waa the
case in ,0 ,Iou-se rPC.ritiy. The gentleman who so
case ,n the ,mse recently. Hie a
officiated was 1'rofensor Abraham de Sol, I.L. !., of
Montreal, whose eloquent and non-sccUriuu prayer
was as follows :
Almighty and Everlasting God ! thes'i Thy ser
vants, the representatives of lhe people of the United
States in Congress assembled, have come to legislate
in accordance with the principles of civil find re
ligious liberty enunciated by their sires, the founders
of this Ilepublie, and by perpetuating the same. In
prove themselves worthy the glorious heritage they
have received. Then look down from Thy holy hab
itation from He.iven, and tisHgt and bless them ut I
tli'n time. Pour out Thv soli it moi-t tilenteousl v uo- !
on them : yea. let rest noon them the spirit of wis- It It
; ,jIMI Hnd understanding, Ihe spirit of counsel and tf
j nbdity, the spirit of the knowledge of Thee, O Iird.
l.et rk'hteoiinefH be the irirdle of their loin, arid CtU.
f lithfulnes-s the cincture of their reins. And in all j t
their del hcr'tti. ns for the public weal, let not er- ltj
um il ir tiiutipuii liostililv lind Iilnce. but puller liar-
niony, fiairiitisui, truth and justice lo jrvude them,
so that to bigotry there mny b- given no sanction, and
to persecution no assistance. Ix-t uch a rpirit j.re
vail iu all they do and say for this their country, and
inspire them with nn enlarged sentiment of pence
and good will toward all other frf'ople.
We gntefuby acknowledge, O Ixrd, Ihnt such a
senti-iieiit in signally manifest ing itself in our day,
and we render unlo thee our most hearty thanks that
Thou j ermittcfct us even now to witncM a victory of
pence infinitely greater than liny victory achieved in ,ctu"'
war at any time and by tiny people, in that this na- pecli
tioii and its parent nation are settling their differ- .
enccs, not liy might, not by power, but by Thy epirit jjy
III l 111 ilin.'r tjri vn-iniiiii iiiot-t- i ifi ifnf, i i - y Corf
guage urei nioo'i ; ny tin nprx-ai to mo arbitrament ot jimuk
nat oris inif.artial aiid disir (crested. And ns afore-
I'.iiic and among other people many a vindictive and
bLody struggle, destroying both the material re
sources and moral sciikc i f those engnged, have orig
inated in much less important considerations, we
have special cause to thank Thee that this evil wns
averted, and to ask that the words cf the (,'hit f Mag
istrate cf the Republic iiihv indeed be realized, that
this example may be everywhere followed, so ss to T TII."
I lLIII ; t'. I I.U yi ii. V. I . . V iii'Hiru v. .iiv v. i-
.,.:- . I.O I . . I A (...lllfclM i T I.A tt'.fOI t rl I 1 1 v 1
ions oi men now engageu in training ana preparations i ijiqj
for w ar. IJ!es, then. Ixth these nalioris who declare
the gUd tidings of f.eace to the world, draw them yet
nearer and nearer to each other in mutual esteem and
mutual confidence, and this not merely for their own
welfare, but for the blefsitig t f all the families of th
earth to whom they are the hope, the teachers of lib.
erty and eiuightcnmeut,
no Uuler of the Universe! May it please -V
et the light cf Thy countenance shine ecu- .
1 bee to h:
' t;nuously on this land. Thou bast hitherto so greatly
t tvored, oih-u unto it thy goodly treasure, and bless 4 v
it with prtsperity within and Iranquility without. (
Preserve it from Lloodahc I and from the pestilence I
that stalketh in darkness. Maintain within KthoLsNj
grand charter of lilierty Thou bast inspired ; and as I :- S
he who s icriligeously touchel Thine oltar of old was ?: I.
accounted worthy of death, so perish the unhallowed
h ind that would pervert or destroy this Constitution's
of wisdom, justice and liberty for the narrow pur-j ii ,
poses of sectarianism. And lastly, and above all.ONl,1
tmy ils people advance more in the fear of Thee and'J"' ,
in the love cf Thee, so that they may be for a namejV J .
and praise among all the nations of (he earth. Amen !. i
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