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' J. MOTT SMITH,
Director of the Government Frets.
HONOLULU:
VEDXESDAY, JUNE 24, 186S.
AS
BY AUTHORITY.
fKoncE ii hereby given that any person
t"dl
(digging up, CT atnevwtse injuring, any iuwt,
for road, throughout this Kingdom, without
persiiftlon'frcm the Road Supervisor of the
-district, will be held responsible for tie ume,
tad will be proceeded against according to
law. Fcno. W. Mctchisox,
Uloliter of Interior.
HomeOflee, Jonel8,lM8. 23Ct
""JTnK Legislative Assembly was pro-
.rogued by His Majesty, to-day, at 12 si.
The King left the Palace under a Royal
Salute from Punchbowl Battery, attended
by his Staff, and escorted by the Hawaiian
J Cavalry, under the command of Major C.
. H. Judd, the Household troops being on
"parade. at the Court-house.
Attended by the Chancellor of the
Kingdom, the Ministers or State, and Of
ificers of the Royal Household, His Majesty
entered'the room, and ascending to the
Thro no Chair, addressed the Assembly :
KOMXS AXD RCPBEStatTATIVES:
The labors of jour session are at an end,
,. 'and It Is with sincere satisfaction that I con
gratulate jou on the result of your dellbera
' 'Hods. Ton have rjassed several laws that
will promote our trade, encourage our agri-
country, ne sums yuu nave appropnaiea
Jfor the public Improvements, and more ep-
4cialiy for facilitating the means of cominu-
.nicatlon between the various islands of mr
nicallon between the -various islands of my
kingdom, and between my kingdom and
(Ualilornia are ample, n win ue my amy
and that of my Government to ec that your
..wisnes arc carried out.
; for your liberality toward my family aud
toward myself I thank you.
l'our solicitude for the moral and pby-
I ... 1 n-.l f ... nf trtv run 'il i ha. hpn ' vl -
'deuced by the generous "appropriation you had on the voyage here, ample room in the
JtifeSfiffi ""rfj.Mp; have been under strict sanitary reg
Tou have given satisfaction to a want long j ulations and medical supervision, aud as
' triiuinof &w5,7au 'Xn'lS M I they were careful examined previous to
oractlee. and in rezulatlnn the exercise of that
'profession amongst competent Hawaiian;.
I am bappy to see that the policy of intro
ducing immigrants of a kindred race has
received your hearty co-operation, and that
-you have passed a law, and provided the
means, to enable my Government to carry
tout this most important measure.
The Session has been comparatively short,
and I have remarked with deep satisfaction,
: that, although differing in opinion on a few
(question, you were unanimous In yourfeel
ilngs' of lore for our country aud of loyalty
to your Sovereign.
: Nobles ash Keprese3Tatites :
iOu your return to your friends and constit
uents, convey to them my good wishes and
.my hope that, with the blessing of God
Almlghtv, peace and prosperity will con
tinue to abide with us. Tou will carry with
fyou.the conciousness of having done your
;best,to contribute to our common welfare.
And I do now declare the Legislative
'Assembly of the Kingdom prorogued.
At the conclusion of the Speech, the
Mijn'g witbdrcw.and returned to the Palace,
.attended by all the troops.
'"ITio Assembly just prorogued met on
the'wlSth day of April. The session has
beerjjshort, yet a number of important
Jaws have been passed, which nidst tend
to'the enhancement of our prosperity.
dNearly seventy Bills have been passed,
'and have acquired the force of law; nearly
afcbrty Bills have been rejected in the As
sembly, and six or seven others have not
ecurea the signature of the King.
"StMost of these Bills arc amendments to
(the laws in, force, to adapt them bettor to
the public good, or to meet the necessities
lof the public service ; but there are others
which embrace new points of policy, and
'cover interests and rights not before legis
lated upon. The practice, in a larger de
gree, has . been followed this session, of
having the drafts of all the important Bills
printed before the second reading, and, be
fore' engrossment, passed through a Re
visory Committee, and the wording and
translation .carefully compared. This has
secured a more perfect construction of the
Statutes,.and a -closer correspondence be
tween the two languages, than usual. The
new .Statutes will be published as fast as
lthey'can be prepared for the press, aud the
people at large become informed by author'
'ify of the new laws enacted by their legis-
latere. -
TnEarrival, on Friday last, of 147 Jap
anese'lalorers by the Scioto, proves moat
opportune in -supplying oar immediate
wants! " It was becoming evident that
whatever efforts may be made towards the
Tntrwlaction of Polynesian Cimilies, in ac
cordance with the scheme proposed in the
Ss'embly, we needed at once a number of
immigrants fit to contract for service, to
relieve the 'pressure of present demand.
The, arrival of the Scioto was, therefore,
hardly noised abroad before the Board had
.received applications for the whole nam
be'rpf men which have come,
f .For a long time past the Hawaiian Con
snl aP Yokohama, Mr. "Van Reed, at the
instance of the Board of Immigration, has
been endeavoring to negotiate with the
- Japanese authorities ior -permission to
EesS to these Islands, Japanese who might
be. willing to engage for a Una of years,
OBspecified wages the faith and honor of
ihllGoverament being pledged to the
protection and care of the immigrants, and
to Uie fulfillment of the stipulations of the
contract. Bat the restrictive and secia
sive policy of Japan unbroken for so
many centuries, until invaded by the im
perious' demands of the commercial ca
tion has 'hardly Jet given place to the
better policy of releasing its hold upon
tfee-ovwsejts ef the common people, and
theJadJowiBg of them to seek in other
ooaitfioa ' easier livelihood, or the chance
of betteriBg their fortttues. Hence, though.
Itsteatag ts .the prapestU of our Consul
witBoa-t a positive refusal to grant his
jritbald setil a
few wfai smsm, wWifee Tyeoes's Gar.
erriment replied that passports would be
granted to such Japanese as should enter
into engagements with the Consul.
This concession, an important and novel
one from the Japanese point of view, has
been in no small measure doe to the per
severing effort of Mr. Van Reed, who is
fully convinced, that while Hawaii will be
benefitted by receiving laborers who are
industrious, peaceable, and well adapted to
the cultivation of our products, the con
dition of the Japanese Jthemselves will be
bettered by the emigration.
Supplied with the means, and nnder the
authorization of the Board, he proceeded
at once to engage 350 laborers, 20 of them
having wives, and to charter the Scioto to
brinsr them hither. The delays incident
to 'getting the ship ready for sea, the med
ical examination of those offering them
selves, and the necessary outfits for the
voyage, prevented as early a departure as
had been intended, and meanwhile the fate
0r civil war displaced the Tycoon, and the
officials of thf Mikado came into power at
Kanagawa. Though about half the Jap
anese, with their passports, were already
two days on board when these new officials
came in, fresh negotiations had to be en
tered into, to retain the passports already
in hand, and to get others for those still on
shore; and the Mikado's officers, while
professing a readiness to abide by all the
engagements of the Tycoon, showed an
unwillingness to allow any of the people
to be conveyed away. Nor were they
ready to raake reparation for the expenses
and liabilities already .incurred, should the
voyage bo abandoned. Itwis owin-j to
these circumstances that the Scioto has
not brought so many passengers as the
, . . , ,i . , .
former adnces from okoharoa had stated
would be sent forward, and that the ex-
! pense has been so largely increased over
whit it will be in the future.
The immigrants, under the charge of
Mr. D. A. Iiaum and Dr. V). J. Lee. have
going on board, we have received a3 healthy
and as promising a number of laborers as
have ever been landed on our shores.
These Japanese have come nnder favor
able auspices, for a kindly disposition
towards them is manifested, both among
Hawaiians and foreigners, and a belief
largely entertained that they will prove
satisfactory as an addition to our laboring
population. At Yokohama, they were
eager to embark, and clamorous to be
among the ones selected to go, and doubt-
I less their personal condition aud earnings
will be better here, than in their own coun
try. Under these circumstances, we may
hope that this experiment this trial of
Japanese on our soil inay result in mu
tual satisfaction, both to the employer and
the employed.
These Japanese have left their own
country under no written contracts. There
is only the agreement of the Hawaiian
Consul, as agent of the Board, with the
Japanese authorities, that the wages shall
be four dollars per month, with food, cloth
ing and medical attendance, and a free
passage from, and return at the end of
three years, to Japan. They are under
verbal engagements to perform the service
required, to the Board, which has the right
to assign this service to others, and Is re
sponsible for the payment of the wages,
and the faithful performance of all the
stipulations of the engagement with them
on the part of their employers. The Board,
therefore, having induced a free emigration
from Japan, and received the laborers
here, are in duty bound to provide suitable
places for them, and to return them to
their own country. It is advisable that
the condition to return the Japanese may
be modified, so that only those shall be
sent back who may desire it; and this
modification, in the opinion of Mr. Yan
Reed, can be obtained. It is explained
by the Japanese official who comes by the
ship, that such uf these men as may de
sire to remain here at the. expiration of
their term, need not be sent back.
As the special contracts will be drawn
np and executed here, there need not oc
cur any of those misunderstandings and
omissions which have happened heretofore,
and such stipulations can be made as may
be deemed necessary to carry out in good
faith, the pledge which the Board are under
to the Japanese Government, for the care
and protection of these immigrants.
In another column, we give extracts
from the Yokohama papers, which show
that the sailing of the Scioto was regarded
there as an improvement in the condition
of these Japanese. The common people
are suffering from the disturbed state
of the country, and even in the best of
times, earn but a scanty support, and it is
stated that if these report favorably of
Hawaii, we may draw as much labor from
Japan as may satisfy our needs.
The Saracen's Head, one of the most
famous inns of old London, in its glory when
coaches were in theirs. Is in process of des
truction, being torn down, to make way for a
great public improvement. Tt has had quite
frequent mention in literature, and will be
remembered that it was there that Mr.
Squeers lodged when In town, that he astoni
shed the waiter by the freedom with which
he diluted the milk provided for bis jiupDs,
and that he made hie bargain with Nicholas
Nicileby. The tavern Is very accurately de
scribed in the novel, having earned the dis
tinction by being actually the headquarters
of the Yorkshire schoolmasters whose wick
ed basinets Mr. Dickens demolished.
It is calculated that France prod aces yearly
150,000. able-bodied youths, of 30 to 21 years
of age. Of these, between the years 1S15
and 1624, 40,000 were drawn. From 1524 to
1S8Q, the contingent was 60,000. .From 1SS0
to l&i, it was 0,900, and dnrlne the last
UOrteea years R has been 100,000. Under
Loeis Phillip pe, a standing army of SOO.COO
men was dremrd H&cieat for France. Un
der the Empire, 759.000 ntea are declared In-.
sufficient to gro-iecl n. eeuaen tais rrgunr
force, there fa to be a bed of ,188,880 mobil
ized KaUosil Gaard.
The Jatanese. The Scioto, Captain Rea
gan, arrived on Friday last, S3 days from
Yokohama;: with 147 males and 6 females,
Japanese immigrants. Tbe neit daythesbip
came inside and hauled np to the steamboat
wharf, and the Japs have 'been allowed to
wander about the' town at will, until the
Board are ready to asslgn.tbem to the various
parties who have applied for them. They
are a very good-natured and lusty-looking
set of fellows, and seem to enjoy the sTglbts
about town, so new and novel to these nn-i
travelled subjects of the Mikado's Empire.
They are very polite- withal, having picked
np our salutation of "aloba," and are not
without a small degree of Fhame-facedness
In regard to their appearance in coarse and
sea-soiled clothing.
They are favorably received by our popu
lation, both Hawaiian and foreign, and the
impression Is prevalent that tbey will make
peacble and efficient laborers, and give satis
faction. These Japanese must be looked on
in the light of an experiment, and a few weeks
or months at most, will determine whether
it will be advisable to seek for moreoftbem.
As no Interpreter has come with them, It is
difficult to nnd out what their Impressions
are, though there is one Japanese boy here,
who is able to communicate with them and
render their language into very fair English.
They are healthy, -vigorous-looking men,
aud of their character Mr. Van Reed writes,
that "amongst them will be found superior
workmen in every style of art, and fanners
of experience. Some of them leave their
country to gain Information and knowledge
in the manufactures of Hawaii, and being
veiy apt, they will prove of great service
within less than a year's tntercour. They
are farmore tractable than any otbcfracennd
Lave a great notion of honor In a "Yaku-
nlu," or official, aud abide rigidly to their
decisions. Tbey take a great pride in the re
sult of their labor, and -desire to excel. I
venture to assert that after a year's inter
course wltb the Hawaiians, (a race beyond
doubt, from the same original source) that
these men will settle down as happy and
contented persons, whose greatest dread
will be the arrival of the day of their com
pulsory return to Japan, with its servile la
bor and rigid laws."
The Board arc having the forms of the con
tract drawn up, and will soon be ready to
send the Japanmen to their employments.
The amount for each contract has been placed
at seventy dollars, but of this ten dollars ad
vance made to each man in Ypkabama, may
be charged to the wages under the agreement.
A considerable amount of Japanese goods
was brought by the ship on freight, also a
consignment of plants to the Board. Two
Japanese merchants had engaged passage,
and one of them had put on board a large
bill of goods, but being unable to get pass
ports, could not come The goods will be
stored in the Custom House to await orders
from the owner left behind.
Life Issckakce. The enormous growth
in the United States uf Life Insurance, and
the consequent importance to the people that
every company should stand on a arm basis,
has caused numerous laws to be passed to
assure the policy holders against loss. One
.of the first questions which presents itself to
a person thinking of insurance is, whether
the company is safe bepond n pcrad venture;
and this point settled satisfactorily, renders
the remainder of his calculations merely those
of ways and means, or simply financial.
No amount of legislation can completely
prevent fraud on the part of those whose
characters and principles do not deter tbem
from cheating and swindling their neighbors,
but it can so hedge about incorporated com
panies, that tbey cannot do unlimited mis
chief, and with a board of officers and direc
tors, whose reputation as business men and
for sterling integrity are well known, they
can be made as safe and perpetual as any
other business institution. Jn the Statesof
New York and Massachusetts the life insur
ance companies are compelled to deposit
( 100,000 nith the State Department before
Issuing a single policy, and are not permitted
to Invest their fnnds in any other securities
than bonds and mortgages, United States and
State Stocks. Tbey arc also obliged to make
sworn statements of all their affairs, both
assets and liabilities, at stated periods, so
that the public may always know the stand
ing and business of the company. The bene
fit of these laws is seen, that np to this pres
ent, no company in those two States has
failed, though some of them date back from
20 to 40 years.
Within the past two years an United States
law has been enacted by Congress, which
Etill fcrther guarantees the insured. This
law requires of the companies that 75 per
cent of all their funds shall be Invested in
government securities, and be held as a de
posit fund to secure the insured, leaving only
25 per cent to be employed in the active busi
ness of the company, and the Investment of
tbc enrplus of this, if any, must be on real
estate mortgages. Whatever then may bap
pen to the company the insured run no risk
of disaster and loss.
The effect of this law has been such, In
giving character and stability to the compa
nies incorporated under it, and so procuring
for them the public confidence, that many of
the older and well established companies
have ranged themselves under its provisions
to be on equal legal footing with tbelr new
competitors. Such conditions also must re
strain the companies from reckless insuring
and unsafe speculation, which has injured
the reputation of some, and tend to keep tbem
in the legitimate channels of safe business.
We know there are some who are thinking
over life insurance, believing as tbey may
tbat such Insurance is both prudectaud wise.
The annual increase of life policies demon
strate that the business is based on sound
principles, and has surely taken hold upon
public favor. In no surer way can the man
of moderate means and no expectations pro
Tide against future contingencies'than by an
endowment policy, or feel secure by a
life policy, that Ms own death will not.be the
most serious disaster to those whom he has
loved and cherished through liff
Some of these New Ycrk and New Eng
land companies are represented here, by
agents, and our residents may find at their
own doors full explanations of the merits
and expense of that provision against the
future, which is so extensively now-a-days
being employed by the people in other lands.
"SoiPT Sm." The London correspond
ent of the Manchester Guardian says that
.-people are laughing over the following story:
Air. Alfred Pye was employed to desizn a
Gateway for the Palace of Cuddesden. When
it was finkbed, Bishop Wiiberforce liked it
so well that be. suggested his own initials
being placed over one pillar, and those of
the architect over the other. But when tt
was proposed to pst "S. 0.".ontBerirtt
column ard "A. P. on the IcR, the prelate
objected that that weM jwrr de. asK pl
pably spelt "SoapL"
JTie experiment of bringing ldther emlj
grapt' laborers from Japan, Is not only a
mattcr"ofiaiportancc to,, us, but excites no
small, iaterest in the minds of the foreign
element "in Yokabama. We believe the
Japanese will find their own condition bet-J
tered by coming here to labor, and we hope
that our employers will find them satisfacto
ry laborers, so that the Immigration so aus
piciously commenced, may b further encour
aged, if necessary.
To show how this first shipment s viewed
In Yokahama, we select passages from their
local papers. The Japan Gaittte says:
The Hawaiian Consul, E. M. Tan Reed,
Esq., has, aftermuch negotiation and trouble,
succeeded in engaging a goodly number of
men, consisting of agriculturalists, mechan
ics, and servants, all of whom ga with the
consent of their Daimlos, as frea men, and
not as .mere covcrumcut chattels. Thev co
honestly to better their condition, receiving
a free passage thither and a free passage back
at tue end or tnrce years, meir wage is io
be four dollars a month, -payable in such a
way as while providing liberally for their,
necessities in tbc Islands, will leave a good
sum to return home with at the term of tbelr
engagement.
They are assured or equal privileges with
foreiim residents in tbc islands, and the Ha
waiian government has earned for itself so
excellent a character, that we cannot for a
moment doubt Its acting witn tbem in all
cood faith.
Tbey thus go from an overpeopled land
where six boos a month would be consider
ed large pay, to the receipt of twelve boos a
a mouth and their food, and bavu the gov
ernment's directly fostering care. And not
the least interesting view that may betaken
are to a great extent debarred from hearing
the tidlncs of salvation, there tbey may
and mobt probably will become the-care of
the missionaries, who uuyo already wrougni
.such wonders In the islands themselves, not
only leading tuem Irom darKness to ngui, in
the most important matters that concern
mortals, but teaching them those arts of civ
ilization and good government that has so
quickly raised them from savages, to a king
dom to which all the old nations are extend
ing the band of fellowship and protection.
The Japan Timet says ;
A few davs atro. In tha snnnv snrkjir after
noon, boat-loads of healthy, happy-looking
laborers were to be seen leaving for the first
lime the snore oi their native land for ship
ment to another, where their labor is more
urgently required, and where It will be Bet
ter rewarucu, shouting and laughing as Stan
ly at tbu prospect bclore them as children
setting forth upon a holiday trip. And we
honestly believe, thoroughly acquainted as
we are ith the condition of their contract,
and thoroughly confident that It will be fair
ly carried out by their employers, that theso
emigrants were joylul with good reason.
They were Japanese agricultural laborers
starting ior a tureo years term oi service in
the rice and sugar fields of the Hawaiian
Islands.
For their transit to and from the Islands,
the Hawaiian Government have bound them
selves to the Government here, and tbey will
receive each lour dollars per month, witn
food, lodging, and medical attendance, as
aforesaid. Ten dollars has been paid to each
man in ndvancc. Oveiseers will have lite
dollars per month. A Japanese official ac
companies the party to Hawaii at the gov
ernment expense and full aud facile means
of communication with his own superiors
ncrewiii De anowea mm. me Hawaiian
Consnl General has personally superinteuded
the whole, and when an cuirjccnient so sat
isfactory to both sides is entered into in such
good faith, there is every chance of its result
ing in success, and such a result we most
cordially viisu may attend it.
It is not to Hawaii alone that this experi
ment is likely to be of benefit The letter
which wc-priutcd a short time ago from an
intelllirent Jananesc of the tamurai cists.
long resident in America, showed quickness
of observation and iustness of conclusion.
and tbe comments we mado upon his letter
and tne probable good results to oe obtained
by briniring tbc writer back to bis own coun
try, and people, apply with equal force to
tuese emigrants oi a lower ranK in inc. lucy
will return full of useful information and
new ideas, they will learn that Japan is not
all the world, that the "barbarian" Is im
mensely tneir superior in nearly every useiui
art of life. Tbey have every chance of hap
piness during their term nf exile in a land
whose climate is more equable and probably
healthier than tbeir own, and amonget a peo
ple who in habits, color and even language,
are cognate to themselves, and tbey will cer
tainly, on tneir return, disseminate good and
enlarged ideas among tneir country men.
Their rulers too, can hardly fall to acquire,
should this experiment succeed, some luk-
ling of tbe science of political economy, of
which at present they are utterly ignorant,
for when they sic that a foreign country can
afford to pay a high price for Japanese labor,
and by means of it grow au indispensable
article of food, of better quality than can be
grown here, and which yet can be sold at a
price to compete successfully nith the infe
rior native produce, then surely they will be
gin to understand bow hurtful to their coun
try has been Its long Isolation, how nations,
like men, were not created to live alone, and
how the happiness of all Is nest secured by
tbc exchange of commodities. The Japan
ese are a very remarkable people, slognfarly
apt to receive Instruction and to turn it to
tbeir own profit; but there is a strength of
cnaracter in ine race too, wnicn is noi gener
ally associated with this quality of adaptabil
ity, and we can see nothing but unmixed
good to them to result from this contract. If
laitbrully and honestly carried ont. mat it
will be so fulfilled, we have no reason uat
evefto doubt, but those who have Us man
agement must not forget bow grave is the
responsibility resting npon them. In many
other parts of the world where labor and em
ployment have been similarly brought togeth
er, avarice and falsehood and bad fititli have
made tbe name of more nations than one a
bye-word and a reproach, and tbe sacrifice of
human life to the lust of gold has been hor
rible to contemplate. Tbcru is no ground
far suspecting tha existence of such abuses
here, the character of those inaugurating It
stands too high tn admit the suspicion, but
tbe maoagers of tbe scheme must not forget
that unscrupulous nnderlimts, unless care
fully watched. Will do many things that their
superiors abhor, and yet public opinion will
always bold in such a case, tbe principal
responsible for bis agents' acts. These petty
iniquities will require tbe most severe ana
careful check, for the amount of barm tbey
would cause is simply tbe failure of tbe Whole
system.
This first shipment is an experiment, a cru
cial test of tbe scheme, aud Its progress and
elaboration will be anxiously watched : sollc
itonsaswe are for its success, it is best lo
anticipate a far as possible all the impedi
ments to its success which may arise.
Convulsed as Japan la at present by civil
war. tbe progress of which has hitherto been
rarticnlarlv disastrous to tbe nrovince in
pur immediate neighborhood, from which -
ineee coones are arawn, sue lorcign uemana
for labor at present without employment at
borne is opportune. There has lately been
much distress anions tbe lower classes of
Japanese, and the eagerness manifested by
mem to accept the oners oi tnc Hawaiian
Commissioner seems to indicate that tbey
have at present small hope of better times in
their native land.
The Tomahavk gives the following tabic
of waits and measures in Abyssinia :
xru xusvxx.
SO males mate lnoletecr to look after them. It.
2 oleter to Ut itUt ifceu nut 1 good UUa; of
100 pjod tUntof itmaEfl pcuoTon tbolacomotax
1 penny on the income iax makee 10,000,000 Eog-
lijhmrn swear.
asmsa wirrj.
2 TiriU to tbe Hone Gnardj make 1 six months de-
Uy.
2 six months' delays mate 1 bit of Bombay cuo
mnt. i5 bit cl IS: ha j- management make 1 Annrtlej
tar.
10O AcneJej Ey unit 1 Jtbjflniaa Xxpeditioii.
Tae tare irtca cf two Jttfyirinian JSzpethticns make
one 31M.
TnE Bov. Mr. Johnstone was one of
Ihose rough but quaint preachers of the
former generation who were fond of -visiting
asd good tiring. While seated at the
table of a lady in the neighboring parish,
ske asked him if he took milk in his tea.
" Yes ma'm, when I can't get cream," was
Ue reaey reply.
PKOCEEDIiGS
or Tits
LEGISLATIVE ASSpOLY-186a.
j Pirrr-FiPTH Dxr, SivraDST, Jnna 10.
.Assembly met at 10 i. u. H. H. M. Ke
knanaoa in tbe Chair. .Prayer .by the Chap
lain. Minutes of the preceding day read and
approved.
Report or Conairrir. Committee to wait,
npon His Majesty reported that he would
graciously postpone proroguement of the As
sembly to Wednesday. ' " "
Resolctiox. Mr. Koakana offered a reso
lution that a photographer be called in lo take
a' picture of the Assembly.
Mr. Upa amended that pictures should be
taken, and tbey should Be first a group of
those who supported tbe passage of the Subsi
dy Bill, and second those who upposed the
passage of the same, rending discussion the
motion for the order of the day passed.
Order or inr DaT. Several bills on tbe
third reading. 4
Appropriation Bill was read. Tbe . total
footingof Appropriation Bill Hss?l,009,50 4J
as follows :
Civil List $.50,000 00
Legislature and Triry Council... 15,000 00
Permanent Settlements;.- 24,000 00
Judiciary Department.... - "6,300 00
Foreign Affairs -and War...... S8.1JS 00
Interior Department.....; -413,301 00
Finance Department 125,476 00
Attorney General'a Department.... 04,040 45
Bureau of Public Instruction. 92.133 00
Mr. Hitcboock moved to pess the bill on its
third reading.
Mr. Iveaoehunahala moved to amend in tho
Finance Department to insert.5 per cent, for
Aeessors instead of 4 per cent. He gave his
reasons at some length.
Amendment of Mr. Eeawehuuahala was
put and carried. Bill was paiicd.
Several Acts were read by title aud passed
third reading.
An Act to establish the pay of Ilcpresenta-
tirei-
An Act to aathoriie the levy of .light h'oiuH)
aucs.
An Act to regulate contracts between mas
ters and servants.
An Act to amend Section 431 of the Civil
Code.
An Act to repeal Section SS of the Civil
Code.
An Act toauthorize tbe Commissioners of
crown lands to issue proper land titles to the
Reuinned Catholio Church at TTailuku. '
"An Acl to aiithorizeVloan. '
An Act to. extend the powers of tbe Bureau
of. Immigration. b
" An Act relating to the location of slaughter
houses.
An Act in regard to School Inspectors aud
Treasurers.
An Act to amend Section 5 of Chapter 21 of
tbe Penal Code.
An Act to regulate the sale of poisons.
On motion roles were suspended and His
Ex. F. IV. Hutchison offered a resolution that
the reporter of the P. C, Adttrtittr inform
tbe House where he procured notes of the
special meeting of the Representatives on Sat
urday last.
Mr. A. F. Judd moved to Indefinitely poit
pone the resolution. He thought that tbe
matter did not concern the whole House but
only the Representatives, that tbe House had
no control over the reporters. They were
allowed here by courtesy and wero not at all
connected with tho Assembly. Tbe Conven
tion of 1861 had decided that they as a body
couM not meddle with reporters.
His Ex. S. II. Phillips said that the report
en wero admitted here and had certain priv
ileges, Tho resolution left it optional with
the .P. C. Adrcrliier reporter whether he would
answer or not, in case be did not answer, tbe
House could then consider trio matter farther.
A report had been furnished tby somo one
that contained libelous and scandelous state
ments. The records-of the meeting had been
nrithdrawn and were not on file'anywbere.
Tbe Constitution provided tnat any who fur
nished scandelous reports of the Assembly
would be at the disposal of the Assembly.
Jlr. -Lyons said tho records of that meeting
wero not withdrawn, though tbe Clerk of tbo
Assembly bad not received any record of the
action or that meeting. A'special committee
had been' appointed by the Chair to examine
the petition for impeachment. That Com
mittee had not fully understood their duty,
and had brought la a report containing ex
pressions of censure, but at tbe second meet
ing tbey bad withdrawn all words Jbt censure,
and recommended indefinite postponement of
the petition. He had furnished notes to tbe
Acfrertuer, although at first he bad been in
favor of not publishing the proceedings of the
Committee.'
His Ex. F. W. Hutchison withdrew the
resolution, AU he wished was, to know who
famished the reports, the courts of the coun
try if necessary could be 'invoked for any
further nroceedinca in this matter. The Com.
mittee report had been published in the AJ
rerliirr nnder the bead of "Legislative Proceedings."-
The report, signed by only two
out of five of the Committee, as printed, ac
cused hjm aud his clerk, nf bargaining about
the'sale of the opium license,' that' accusation
was " a Ue, a false and scandelous lie."
His Ex. S. 11. Phillips asked the member
for Kohala if he did not know before publish
ing the report of the Committee, that it did
not meet with tbe approval of the majority of
tbe CommitteeT
Mr. Lyons said that he had published the
report just as it was read before the Repre
sentatives, and it bad three names, but subse
quently one of them bad withdrawn, and still
another member had approved, but at the
time was sick. The Assembly as a body had
no business with the matter, it pertained only
to the Representatives.
Mr. ctanley (clerk) said in reply that the
petition of Kauwahi had been read before the
Assembly, referred to a Special Committee,
and that be had .given it to Mr. Lyons as the
chairman. That the petition had never been
returned to him, nor had be seen it during the
special meeting of the 'Representatives.
Mr. Hitchcock explained that some of the
members had insisted that the whole debate,
on the report of tbe Committee should be pub
lie, among tbem the member for Honolulu
had been very strong on the subject.
Mr. .Knodes thouzut that It was rather
amusing that tbe members from Ililo and Ko
hala should endeavor to throw all the odium
of this matter on him, and on bis insisting
that the fullest publicity should be given to
tbe proceedings, but as they had done so, a
few words from him would show bow tbe cose
really stood, and be appealed to the whole of
the - Representatives to corroborate what be
said. When tbe Representatives retired on
Saturday, there was no question- of a secret
session. Tbe measures of the gentlemen ap
peared to have been well prepared beforehand.
The member for johaia (Air. Xyuos) chair
man of tbe committee to -wfc'bm was referred
Kauwahi a petition immediately produced and
read bis report before numbers of listeners, who
were sitting below the bar of tbe House. The
motion to adopt was made and seconded, and
it would bare been carried, had cot Mr. R. who
waited a short 'while to see what was intended,.
moved as an amendment, that tbe evidence
should be produced on which the report was
based ; tbe evidence waa not forthcoming, bat
the motion led to a long and public dieuion
during which he (Mr. K.) freely characterized
tbe whole'of tbe proceedings as,malieious and
unjust. Jt was at a subsequent .meeting on
Toesdayt that tbeir great legal authority, tbe
member for South Kans, IuforuTC3 tbem tbat
tbe -meeting of tbe Representatives should be
secret tbat be (Mr. R.) opposed a secret ses
sion. Tbe mischief bad then been done, the
report nf tbe committee had been publicly read
and debated, many of the native members
having imperfectly underrtood the nature of
the doenmen' they were called to pair until
it had. been pointed out to tbem this tbey
would all remember, but now' he would tell
them something" that bad not been made pub
lic there was a majority report of tbe com
mittee. Tor he bad seen and read it, uDy and
completely exculpating the Minister, but by
the tactics pursued by the honorable gentle
man it was cot laid. before tbe Representatives
sitting in committee.. He knew nothing of
lbe adverse veporC beyond having heard tt
jead, it was pever in his hands, and he bad
strenuous1!. opposed hs adoption on account
of its injuiL:ce,.Jl was" therefore too kind of
the honorable atesiber to endeavor to give
him be credit of publishing it, when all that
he thought of doing was,to make equally pub
lie with'tt, the evidence to show Us niter
worthleamess. House adjourned.
Firrr-Hixra Dir. Movnir, Jcne 22,
Assasbly met at IS a. ., K. lOC'Esfes
anaoa. Is the c&air.
Prayer by the Chaplain. Minutes of Sat
urday read and approved.
- RirsoLtroos. Mr. A. P. Judd offered a res
olution that the Secretary and Committee on
Accounts bs authorized to draw suCcient
money to defray the expenses of tbe eonualtiee
to revise the taxes. Passed.
Ills Ex. Jno. 0. Dominis, from tha Enroll
ing Committee reported several bills signed by
His Majesty.
An Act to rcgalate the tax on horses, was
returned without His Majesty's signature.
Also bill forsettlement-on Queen Kalatna.
His Ex. C. de Varigny asked leave to pre
sent a revised copy of the bill to establish a
Hawaiian Board of Health, regarding the li
censing of nativo doctors, which bad bees
referred to a committee for examination.
Mr. A. V. Judd objected to tbe bill entire
and hoped it would not pass.
His Ex. T. W. Hutchison said thai he bad
voted against the former bill as Impracticable,
and as the House bad referred It to him for
examination and revision, he had given his
attention to it, and now presented this one in
place of the former one.
Mr. Boyd moved the bill be ordered to en
grossment. Tassed.
Ilia Ex. Cdt Varigny moved that all bills
on third reading, bo read by title only. Carried.
Several bills were put upon their third read
ing and passed.
House adjourned.
Firtr-SKTKirrn DAT, Tcxsnsr, June 23,
Assembly met at 1ft A. M., II. II. M. Keku
anaoa in the chair.
Prayer by tbe Chaplain. Minutes of the
preceding day read and approved.
Retorts or Committers. His Ex. Jno. 0.
Dominis, from the Enrolling Committee, re
turned a number nf bills signed by His Majes
ty. Also three bills not signed.
Rxsolctioxs By J, W. Keawehucshala
that on prorogation day, a lunch be prepared,
in tome suitable place, for tbe members, and
that the expense be defrayed from the appro
priation for the Legislature. Passed,
By Mr. Kalakaua, that the; Secretary. ;be
allowed twenty days to write up the records
of the House, after its adjournment. Passed.
Bill to establish a Hawaiian Board of Health
pasted third reading.
House adjourned to meet at 11 A. M. to
morrow. By the Scioto, CapL Reagan", wo have Jap
anese dates to May 17th. Wo are indebted
to Consnl Yan Reed for files of, papers, from
which we glean the following news:
- Tho new Government Is irradually consoll-
datinglts etrcnctli. Tedo waa transferred to
tbe Mikado's -envoy on tbe Sd Inst., and the
ex-Shogoon has retired to his father's castle
at Mlto, to remain there, during tbe Em
peror's pleasure. Tbc chances of a renewal
of the civikwar in the North are diminishing.
Yokohama and Kanacawa nassed nuletlr
Into the hands of the flovernoni appointed
by the Mikado on the 13tli Inst., and confi
dence In tbe new Government seems to bo
springing up amonc all classes or Japanese.
Slrllarry Parkes left yesterday for Illogo
ana usaxa lu iub aatamiM. to present to uis
Imperial Majesty the Mikado, his credentials
irom tne ooun oi ou James ztmrx.
The P. M. S. S. Co.'a steamer China ar
rived at G:45 r. St., on tbe 11th Inst., she bav
in? sailed from San Francisco on the ISth uIt.
His Prussian Majesty's frlgato Ylntta left
tbe harbor April 21st,1ti search of the crew
of tbe'tnlsslng poat of the Russian steamer
liVflu, the vessel lost off tbe Melca Sima
Islands on the 7th of March. We since hear
tbat when tbo Captain of tbe Wotga saw the
last of tho boat, It was happily, not engulfed,
but for thirty hours, or thereabouts, It tossed
at ine mercy oi me waves, graauaiiy ncanog
the island on which atuencth It was cast.
Mr. Wbttaker does not. remember anvthlmr
from tbe npsettlng of the boat' In tbe surf
until no louna nimseii being Kindly watched
oy some natives, un nis coming to nimseii,
he found that be was the only European, but
that all were there but -Mr. McC'onnack and
two others. He remained on the Island 43
days, until a Japancsu jnuk put blm ashore
atUrnga, from whence ha was kindly 'as
sisted uy tne laKunins,
KEEr tocu Retolveiis H'asdt. Tefctcr-
day. four gentlemen went by Kanasawa to
iraiomsz'. un returning, tne pony oi one
of tbem showed ench symptoms of distress
as induced the rider to dismount and lead
him, tbo others still riding, and of course
getting on a little way ahead. Close to the
Dalmio's gate, about 50 men had been seen
drilling, and strangely enough, on the ap
proach of the quaternion of equestrians, tbey
all turned so as not to see tbem. On reach
ing a turn of tho road, tbe gentleman who
had dismounted saw a well-dressed two
sworded man, who, directly he cast eyes
upon blm, whipped bis long swbrd out of
us sneatu, brining it over ms lett shoulder.
Tbe foreigner-going quickly to the other tide
of his pony, walked on quietly, but took out
his revolver, and pointed it over the saddle
steadily at the native, who, with a most dla-
ooucai expression, lonowea mm, ready to
strike If he got the opportunity; Neither
spoke a word, but each kept bis gaze mi
blenchingly on the other. At length the
Japanese returned bis sword , to Its sheath,
and went off down a by-path. .
On reaching Kanagawa. and' mentioning
the circumstance, tbe gentleman waa told by
tbe Japanese tbat tbe could not all Imagine
wbo or what tbe man could be.
WoNDEitruL Crab. In Japan, although
we have as yet had no marvelous goose
berries, or gigantic cabbages, or Titanic cop
pers, nor even a shower of frogs or little
fishes to report for the bewonderment of our
readers, yet wo do occaalonallv meet with
extraordinary natural cs well as artificial pro
dactions'well worthy of record, and calcu
lated to strengthen the old adage tbat troth
is stranger than fiction.
We have Just been examining a crab bought
by a gentleman at Katasel, on Sunday last,
for half an Ifziboo. Nothing very Wonder
ful in that, perbas. for lots ofcrabs at nroner
seasons may be bad In Yokohama market for
less money, rrutiauiysoi but this crab took
two nieii to carry from Katasel Into town
it had to be lashed with bamboo on a abnller
Land It measures from the extreme point of
one claw to the other etnrri Jut and eight
inehal It has four legs on each side, armed
at the end with a.klnd of pointed hook, the
most forward a foot or more shorter than (bo
claw, and each shorter than its fore-runner.
The body of the creature Is about 18 inches
from tho eyes to the tall, which latter Is
folded close to the body, hut articulated after
the, manner of a lobster's tall. Tbe breadth
of the back Is about a foot, and the shell Is
thick and knobby, giving the Idea of Im
mense strength, it Is a creature altogether
the most remarkable tbat we have ever seen.
Japan Gazette.
The Emperor's Visit to Osaka. The
Mikado arrived at Osaka on Wednesday last,
having tn bis train, wo are Informed, seven
Daimlos aud tbeir retainers, tbe latter num
bering, it is estimated, over 10,000 men. This
is said to be tbe first time tbo Mikado lias
ever lea Kioto. About a fourth part of the
city of Osaka has been barricaded. Flans
showing tbe portions thus inclosed bsve
been prepared, and foreigners are advised not
to go these during the visit of bis Majesty,
xblch li.expectfcdto last about three weeks.
We can not think tbat any part of Osaka is
particularly safe for foreigners. Scowling
tamourai are opt nnfreqncntly to be met
with, and occasionally some- may bo seen
carelessly swinging naked revolvers in tbelr
hands as they stroll along. As for the Mf
kado's proclamation tbaeatcnlng to de-tamow
riV all two-sworded men who may In future
assault foreigners, It may be posted np In
Osaka, but a recent visitor to tbat city as
sures ua that be did not see a single copy of
it during his stay there. JZ. aud O. Herald.
The late Judge Mania Is said to have ob
served to b'ir Cresswell ftbca at ths bar), I
wish yoa would be kind enough to recollect
that Ism a vertebrate animaL Tour manner
to jae would be offensive from God Almlcbty
to a blackbeetle.' 6 1
Two reasons were given by a fashionable
man ot Paris why be would nt dine at the
bouse of Madame Blank: first, they give
meagre fare; second; tbey gossip about every
body. " I am tired," sahf be, ot caitsyr mr
contemporaries trlth dry brestf."
Ax Eaattra piper "following res- K
un. un (ururmmej a pociie en swob:
"The rythsa sosb like pus pic Ins rolllnsr
avert ton &r, wMle sense But SMes?
to fct.w bsm MesMmd with a stick, sai
tsa-ruot pote."
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San Francisco Aug 10!
Honolulu ....Aug a;
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will be taken at reasonable rates, and
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ShipmeatM per SHciuaer.
Insurance guaranteed at lower rates than by
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Francisco, will be received and'fllled by'retura
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