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j. jioit smith.
Director of the Government Press.
Mb. G. ton Goshisitz having taken charge
or the Government Press during the absence'
of Pr. J. Mott Smith, all business communl-1
cations are thereby teqnested to be sent to
WF.PyF.SI) AT. .TAX. 27. 1869.
Db. a. c. Bcrrcx has this day been ap-
pointed Port Physician for tbe city of Hono-
Ea. FrsAKD. Sec'y.
Oflw of the Board of nith. Jan. 8, ism. i
Col. F. S. Pbatt will act s Governor of
Oahu during my absence.
Ixo. 0. JJoxtxis,
fioTenior if Oaha.
Governor's Office, Jan. IS, If 60.
By Order of the Board of Health.
At a meeting of the Board, held Dec. 21.
5?' c . t - . - a
tRe0ed, That the Secretary be instructed
Aio request by Circular letter, and advertise-
meats In the Hamilton Gazelle and Kt An
Okoa, all managers of plantations, ministers
of religion, and others having authority and
inflnenee, to cause a general Taccination to
take place, each in his own neighboihood, the
Board assisting by all means in their power.
UrrlCE ur tuc iivahu vr ul.ii.iu.
The attention of every householder, keeper
of a boarding or lodging house, or master of a
Teirel is called to the following Section of the
Civil Code :
Sectios 301. It shall be the duty of every
householder, keeper of a boarding or lodging
bonre, or master of a vessel, to report imme
diately to the Board of Health, or its nearest
agent, any person in or aboot tbeir house, or
vessel, whom they shall have rcasvin to be
lieve to be sick, or to bave died of, the small
pox, or any other disease dangerous to the
public health, under a penalty of not'less than
five, nor more than one hundred dollars, for
ay oraer oi ine uoaru. i
t.U. Jt EXABD,
Honolulu, Jan. S, 1869.
ASD RULES ADOPTED IY inK HAWAIIAN
.Ti?K "E""a S
1. On the arrival of any vessel at any port I
oi this Kingdom, from a port known to te in-1
fected with the small pox, though no case of i
small pox may have occurred on Aboard during j
the voyage, neither passengers nor crew shall t
he allowed to land, unless a period of fifteen j
days shall have elapsed from the time of her
2. On the arrival of any vessel at any port
nfrM Kinrrdom. barinp !iad or still harinir
' any person sick of small pox on board, the !
vessel snail be detained in quarantine; me
rick shall bo sent to the quarantine hospital,
and the CTew and passengers shall be submit
ted to a quarantine of fifteen days.
3. No person shall leave or visit any quar
antined vessel, or any house or enclosure that
shall hare been set apart for quarantine pur-.
poses by the Board of Health, unless by writ-1
ten permission of the Board.
4. Under no circumstances provided for as 1 lr;c3 a3 tw are known to some civilized
above, shall clothing or personal baggage be I . . . . . .
allowed to be put on shore, before having on- : nation, and if it is necessary to bring la
dergone such disinfecting process a may be words to bring them in unchanged, or as
ordered by the Board of Health. , ,. , . ... T ,ir
J. When any ves-el shall arrire, having i httle changed as possible. Instead of wn
hidon board during the passage, a person j;n 5f nana, for "Spain," why not write
diseased with small pox, the whole, or such , . 2,. . , .. t.- i j .:, :
parts of the ship as may be ordered by the it Hispama, and wnto "England, as It is.
Board of Health to te disinfected, shall be , jf tne child cannot pronounce it, let him
fumigated, or otherwise disinfected, in such ' . il.oo-
manner a. may be ordered by the Board, and get it as near as he can, or where they
not until th'n has been done shall any cargo i have become used to the corruption, print
be discharged Irom the ship.
C. Io"inail" shall be landed from any
vessel having small pox on board or having
had small pox on board during the passage,
except by written permission of the President
of the Board of Health.
X B Sections 2S4, 285, 293 and 294 of
the Civil Code of this Kingdom read as fol
lows: Sectio.i 2S4. Xotice shall be given by the j
Board of Health of all regulations made by it, i
by publishing the same in some newspaper of
thedUtrict.orwherethereisnosurhnewspaper, w , occasionallv been reminded,
by causing them to be posted in three public '
places of the town or district j and such notice ! with a certain air of grievance, by the edi
of said regulations shall be deemed legal notice ' ; , f fa p q Adreriiser. of tho
to all persons.
Sectiox 2S5. Every i-erson who shall vio- little notice we take of the slanders on
late any regulation of the Board of Health. th djff ent dep!lrlIne-ts of the Govern-
provided in the last preceding section, shall
be fined not exceeding one hundred dollars.
Section 293. The quarantine regulations
so established shall extend to all persons, and
all goods and effects arriving in such vessels,
and to all persons who may visit or go on
board of the same.
Sectiox 294. Xotice shall be given of such
Mnnnntlni. nu,nttinni Tit- nnVlt Aot Inn in
manner provided in section 2S4; and after 1
such notice ahall have been given, any person
who shall violate any such quarantine rcgula-
lions, shall be fined a snm not less than five, !
nor more than five hundred dollars. ,
Feed. W. Hctchisos,
President of tho Board of Health. !
Wuekeas, Samuel X. Castle, President of
the Board of Trustees of the "Makiki Family
School." and Charles K. Bishop, Secretary
thereof, have duly represented to this Depart
ment, that at a meeting of the members of
the corporation of the Makiki Family School,
held at Honolulu on the 11th day of Septem
ber. 1S6S. it was voted unanimously that the
Wkercat tho said Samuel 2f. Castle and I
' Charles R. Bishop have petitioned that the j
said corporation may be dissolved, and have !
.furthermore filed a certificate, and have in all i
respects complied witb section .itf or the ,
Civil Code, and have further represented that
the said corporation has no debt,
A'ob Mereore, all persons are hereby re
quired to make known any objection that they
may have to the dissolution of the said corpo
ration, on or before Saturday, the 30th of Jan
Feed. TW Hctchisos,
Minister of Interior.
Boms Office, Sot. IS, IS?. f46-2m
Tiie Hawaiian language, when the Islands
were first discovered by Europeans, was of l
course adapted only to the simple wants of j
the people. With the introduction of new j
facts to the knowledge of the people and the j
development of new ideas, it was necessa-
ry to get words to express them asjor
instance, pepa, was merely the word "pa
per," spelled on the phonetic plan. An
other reason for the change in some of the
words thus imported into the language,
was the difficulty, which the Hawaiian
found, in enunciating some consonants, and
the necessity ora convenience, perhaps
in the minds of the teachers, of conforming
the spelling to the corrupted pronunciation,
aai especially in the particular of ending
a worwith-a vowel, .addition to this,
the first teachers of the people, with great
wisdom, did not trouble them with learn
ing more characters in their alphabet, t&&n
weald fts&e to express the foead, m tfee
' ordinary Hawaiian organs could enunciate
it Thins, "cent" became ktneia, as the
native could not give the soft sounding C,
' or pronounce tlie final T, without adding a
vowel after. California became Khliponia.
The effect of this upon some words and
names, particularly in gc--nhy, appears
somewhat ludicrous. 111.- inhabitant of
g2n Francisco would hardly think that
Palekiko was meant to designate his city.
' and was the same word as Francisco.
How often have we seen n foreigner and
a native trading for n few fish, and the for
j eigner, as he inquired for the pihi fish
' flattering himself that he was talking very
1 good Hawaiian, while the native was quite
. pluming himself on his proficiency in Eng
I lish, as far as that word went, each imagin
, ing that he was talking the language of the
I other. This idea of Hnwaiianizing English
words seems to be quite a favorite one
wjlh Eome aD(, won(d geem t0 be pU3hed to
an unnecessary extent, scarcely calculated
,0 cnrich tl0 iinwaiian. In a discussion
about Christmas day. the anniversary is
; denominated Krikimdka a mere corrup
I tion for Christmas all the more nnneces
I sary, as the native has always been taught
j to call the Bacred title of our Saviour
Kristin which ho easily anil Habitually
' pronounces and thero is not the smallest
difficulty in translating -ka la hanau o
I Kristo," the birth-day of our Saviour.
i. . ... ,
Or, if it IS desired to be more critical,
aD(j at tne 6alnei time to keep before
the people the lact. that the day of
! Christ's birth is not certainly known to bo
the 25th of December 'hen. "ka la i ka
paia ka la hanau o Kristo." the day call
ed the birth-day of our Saviour. So like
wise, we have seen the word lede, as signi
fying one's wife, lately, as for instance:
"Governor of Oahn, a me kana lede."
This is a corruption for "lady," and what
peculiar and educative idea3 are conveyed
to the Hawaiian mind by it. we do not
know. How it is any improvement on xca-
i hine. is not apparent. There 13 no other
.i t e i t
,-nwl In nVntiili in ilvnrnU tha litrfill rM:l.
"" "t," r..
tion of a married woman to a man, than the
nncquivocal word "wife," though some men
prefer to call one's wife, his lady, or to
'ak,i se of tllB s,i11 more equivocal
rhrase. his companion, who would think it
Tcry gUi t0 hear a woman speaking of her
, , , , .
husband, as her gentleman, and if she
should speak of him as her companion,
fc fc .f fc , j d h;u-
Hat this is a digression.
Wo are at a loss to know how the Ha-
waitan language will be improved by im
porting the word into, and writing it lede.
instead of "lady." If it is necessary to
express the idea it innst be to the educa
ted Hawaiian and is it not just as well
t0 spcn ;t rinlly wrongly. Would it
. . , .
not be better to write the names of coun-
the name alongido of it. As education
U now spreading from year to year, and
the young are becoming more and more ac
customed to the use of the English lan
guage, it certainly does not seem necessa
sary to barbarize words, and make the na
tive language ridiculous by the process.
ment. that constantly make their appear-
nnce in that paper. We plead guilty to
the general indictment; it is not our incli
nation to follow it, in its malignant,
vapid clamor, which, by the way, has been
for the last few weeks, greater than ever.
We do not. however, forget that this paper
was established, and is supported by the
, , .
State, for the express purpose of making
known to the world the true views and
doings of H. M. s Government; therefore,
I we feel it occasionally incumbent npon us,
for truth's sake, to show how baseless
are the attacks of the above named papsr.
We sincerely regret that it is seldom we
can move in the matter, without exposing
the recklessness, which marks some of the
conductors of the above named paper.
To all tbeir declamations, innendoes and
attacks on the Board of Health, we have
t worf . Tfae rjoarf ;3 ,;,.
posed of some of the most respectable of
oar citjzens and fllCu do happen to have
i the welfare of the country at heart : that
they are abused by the Advertiser, is to
their credit. They are well able to take
care of themselves, and if they do not
choose to notice the slanders by which
they ore assailed, that is their own affair;
perhaps they consider them too insignifi-
cant. Our province is with passing events;
we therefore call particular attention to the
P. G. Advertiser of the ICth, in which the
following statement occurs :
"The Steamer's Agents procured nctrspa-
. . . : . . i ci t
were also obtained, and for aught we know.
letters of advice, without being fumigated ; but
when the mails and expresses are wanted, lo 1
a dray appears with a large box, reminding
one of a menagerie cage, and into this is placed
the mail and taken np through the town and
then fumigated. Oar merchants have cause
for complaint that one house is allowed to re
ceive its papers from the Steamer long in ad
vance of the mails, giving them ample oppor
tunity to effect purchase? or sales, possibly to
great adrantage. Packages were delivered
from tho Steamer throughout the day without
going through the process of fumigation."
Now we affirm there is not the slightest
foundation for this relation; there is not a
particle of truth in it; it is a pure inven
tion, deliberately made to injure some one.
It is incredible, that any man filling
what should be an honorable position in
Society, and professing to be- a' Christian,
could be so base aa to publish such fictions
for facts. The facte are as follows: The
Agent forthe Steamer did sot receive his
papers before any other person in the
community, and when he did recive
them, they came through the Post Office.
"We have waited forthe retraction of the
j misstatement, but in vain. The Agent for
.the Steamers informed Mr. "Whitney's
I Agent that he had published what was
j not true, and requested him to contra
j diet it, but neither explanation norcont-
radiction ha3 been forthcoming.
Dcnlli of Hon. I). I.. Grcgrcr
Many of our residents will note with regret
the announcement which appeared In our
California correspondence last week, of the
death, at Carton City, Xevada Territory, of
the gentleman whose name Is at the head of
this article, Mr. Grcgs was a man of talent
and edneatlon, a thorough lawyer, a genial
companion, and always a gentleman, ne
first came to these Islands In the fall of 1S53,
In the capacity of TJ. S. Commissioner to
this Government, a position which he filled
much to the satisfaction of the Government
by which he was commissioned, and that to
which he was accredited. So well were bis
talents appreciated by His late Majesty, that
on hi being relieved In his office as Com
missioner, the King offered him the position
of Minister of Finance. Tbis Cabinet office
he continued to ho'id until a short time be
fore his departure for California. Shortly
after his arrival in Xcvada, he received the
appointment from President Lincoln of Re
ceiver of Pnblio Lands. Mr. Gregs and the
late lamented President had been intimate
friends in Illinois, of which State Mr. Gregg
had once filled the position of Secretary of
State. At the time of his death, he was
about fifty-four ycors of age. He leaves a
widow and several children. The day after
the receipt of the new of his decease, the'
flass of the Government were displayed at
half-mast, as a token of respect.
Editor of the Hawaiian Gazette Dear Sir:
It vou will permit an observer though
not an uninterested one of the recent dis
cussion on the measures taken by the Board
of Health In regard to the protection cf the
public against the suiall-poS, to review,
briefly, a few points bearing on the question,
I am In hopes that It may have some effect
to alUy the fears in the minds of some peo
ple, caused, undoubtedly, by such discus
sion. It seems that those, who took the
occasion to create a discussion niralnst the
members of the Board of Health arc, becom
ing satisfied with their efforts In that direc
tion; and, as they are ardent searchers after
the public good, they are no doubt now en
gaged In searching for other delinquencies
on the part of Government officials, which
demand their attention. They will be suc
cessful, no doubt, In their efforts, because it
is quite impossible for them to exist without
some cause of complaint. Therefore, the
dear public may look for some new horror,
and as such things generally increase In mag
nitude, some horror worse than the small
pox may be expected. You know, Mr. Ed
itor, we arc constantly passing through a
crisis, which, were It not for the constant
and watchful care of an Independent and
Fearless Public Press, would overwhelm and
crush us. We arc, at one time, about to be
ground into the dust by an unscrupulous
Ministry; at another, plunged into hopeless
Ignorance by an Incompetent Board of Edu
cation; at still another, by the criminal neg
ligence and vacillation of the Board of Health,
the land Is about to be desolated by a Iright
ful disease, when the Independent and Fear
less Public Press gallantly ranges Itself on
the side of a wronged, oppressed, and be
trayed people, and wards off the calamity.
The gauntlet we have just run through, the
small-pox, Is a signal example of the watch
ful care our great Conservator has over us.
We all know that several months ago, when
It became kuowu here that the small-pox
was raging In San Francisco, In a virulent
form, that the Board of Health did not quar
antine vcsi-e!s arriving here from that port,
but, on the contrary, contented itself with
simply distributing vaccine matter, and ac
cepting the proffered assistance of nearly all
the physicians in the country to vaccinate
the whole of the people, so far as was pos
sible; and that they actually had vaccinated
over 6,000 of the oppressed people in Hono
lulu, before the veritable case of small-pox
arrived here In the Idaho. Since then, in
stead of enforcing the most rigid quarantine
regulations which the Board has the un
doubted power to do, It has been satisfied
with taking care that cases of small-pox shall
be isolated, and that anything, liable to be
infected with the disease, shall not be landed
nntil It Is properly fumigated; at the same
time, it has redoubled Its efforts to make the
vaccination more general. It is also proba
ble that planters and others, who have num
bers of laborers npon whom they depend for
cultivating the sull, and gathering their
crops, are also zealons In the work, If for no
other reason than for their own protection.
All those, whose fortune it was to witness
the fearful ravages of the disease in question
during the summer of 1S53, know then that
vaccination proved a certain guarantee
against it. But you mnst know that times
have changed. The Idea of vaccination is
j exploded ; and the Independent and Fearless
Public Press seems to have forgotten that
there ever was such a thing, for we have
seen that during all the danger, through
which we have passed, It has not said one
word to encourage the outraged people to
take the proposed precaution, bnt has rather
thought it its high duty to attempt to excite
and frighten the public, which, thanks to the
general and blind want of confidence on the
part of the public for its great protector, has
not been so demoralizing as It might have
been. It Is not the province of the Inde
pendent and Fearless Public Press to Instruct
the people how to guard and protect them
selves against disease. It Is the province of
an Independent and Fearless Public Press to
stand as a bulwark between the people and
the encroachments of Power. The Inde
pendent and Fearless Public Press does not
fight against the small-pox or anything else
except Power. What protection do you, or
I, or any one else, want against anything ex
cept Power? And I wonld like to ask you,
Mr. Editor, and through yon, the people, In
the name of the Independent and Fearless
Public Press, Why Is It that tw should pro
tect ourselves against the small-pOx by vac
cination, when Power will be responsible to
ut If we get the disease, and if we die of It,
Power will be 'responsible to outraged hn-
manltyforourllves? It is simply ridiculous.
Suppose, If In' the pursuit of our dally avo
cations, we wire to plunge into the sea,
would It be any credit to Power it It furnished
us with We-prcservers! Sot In' the least. It
would' beTlbe duty, of Power to ranoreOe
tea These are my sentiments, Mr. Editor,
and If X cared who "knowed It," I wouldn't
tell yon. S.
Editor of the naxcalUxn Gazette Dear Sir :
Education Is the lever, and the only lever,
that can elevate mankind- That lever la put
Into our hands; and how shall we use It!
We live, I may well say, in a civilized com
munity. Every Individual among us can un
derstand the value of that culture which
raises a man from the savage to the civilized
6tate. Is It not the duty of every person to
nse his utmost efforts to carry the benefits
of this rulture to each member of society ?
T nMlr not now exclnslvelv to Barents. To i
... T .,,, .ir h.rfip- with n I
particular and earnest desire to win their at
tention. But I speak to the community at
large. Is there a member of society who
can look on the rising generation of Hawaii
nel and say that be has no interest In this
mntt, rrn then hp U self-eilled fmm
matter! ir so, then he is seu-exiled rrom
his race: cut off from all sympathy with his ,
UnH Thot mm who is thns cold and indlf-
o.t mnst be wrarmed in the rfoom of I
1 -' i
miserable Ignorance, or encased in the triple
mall of selfishness, Like Ice In a refrigerator,
surrounded by a non-conducting layer of
charcoal, to shut out the chance of being In-
fliii.ia.l hv 4lw Kmith fif enmma hw la
bound In the chill security of that philosophy,
which lays down Its code in a single maxim
Take care of No. 1. There, let him rest,
rr , , , ..v.
To such, I speak not. Now, let me ask,
what is to be done to promote this educa-j
tion! Will wranolin" with the proper an-
thorities, who arc required by the laws to
sec thatall Is doou to promote edneatlon, help
the cause! Will the bigotry and mischief-1
making of those, who make it a point to dls- ,
pute captiously, on every thins, advance us? I
Or will amicably pulling together.and endeav-
oring to devise means to advance the desired I
object, be the bsst for the public good! Ill
they do not require comment, why comment?
I maintain, that while a Hawaiian Is master
of bis own language, alone, he never can j
have a fair chance to advance himself In civ-
ilization. Naacao. i
Survey of tlie AortU Pacific
We copy tbe following extract from this j
year's Report of tbe Secretary of the Navy ;
Of the United States, as probably being of
interest to our readers. We had thought
that any Idea of making the Island mentioned
of any particular use, bad been abandoned,
but it appears that tbe Secretary still clings
to tbe Idea. As it has always been under
stood here, the island may be said to be
utterly barren, having, it Is true, a little
fresh water on it, and the harbor full of hum
mocks. In view of the rapidly increasing inter
course between Western America and Asia,
of the growing commerce of the Pacific States,
and of the important and varioos interests
which are springing up in connection with
our recent extensive acquisitions, it is impor
tant that a more complete and systematio
survey should be made of the Xorth Pacific
Ocean. The naval vessels on tho station
continue to perform some useful but necessa
rily limited and irregular surveys over that
extensive and partially explored field, but
the period has arrived when something more
effective should bo done. Our rising States
on tho Pacific, onr intimacy with tho islands
of that ocean, our growing trade with China
and Japan, aod the vast and varied interests
and plans of commercial enterprise which are
opening from the Indian Ocean to the islands
on the north, demand of us proper contribu
tion to the cause of navigation and nautical
science. In a region where we have such a
length of coast line, such largo possessions,
aad such a wonderfully expanding commerce,
jnvuiug me i-nierprito uuu capital ui uuc yacins an opportunity to accept.
citizens, the United States are interested be- i Cohfc, January 2. The Government of
yond any other power in giving security to Greece is actively engaged In completing the
tho mariners irbo traverse that ocean. assessment of national troops.
Attention is specially invited to Brooks ' London, January 2. The Time't leading
or Midway Islands, discovered a few years ( editorial denounces the project of the Lib
ago and recently surveyed by order of this i erals fur tbe abolition of primogeniture, etc
Department. Tho charts of the survey re- England Is csseutiaUy aristocratic and con-
nrcnf tvcii Ilamla anMnt-nd In n lnt-nnn. I gervative.
forminc a perfectly eecure harbor, accessible
n-le'sthan twenty feet and I
undant supply of pure 'fresh
stands, which are uninhabited
to vessels urawjn
afford ior an abu
1T,.' Z i . Jl .A VL,
' rrt 1 r
rr.r?.iifZ!. T.... .7, T 1
between California and - A'a- ;
rock of the mail steamsh.ps, and famish
the only known refuge for vessels passing
dircctiy between the two continents. I
It is represented by the naval officers who
made the survey, and also by Bear Admiral
Thatcher, lately in command of the North !
Pocifie squadron, that the bar at tho entrance I
of tbe haibor might be deepened at a very j
small expense, ana a pore vastly snpenor
to Honolulu bo thus opened to mariners,
were a Jepot might be established for the
supply of provisions, water and fuel to the
ocean steam lines, and a refuge afforded to
merchant ships navigating that ocean. The
importance of taking possesion of these is.
l.nJ. .r,H mutt h. r,rnnnpd intirnr.
ments. can scarcely be over-estimated and
should not bo delayed.
Slang. Many words have crept In the
English lamrnaire. in America, which are
nnite new to it: others havechan-ed their
America,' we have adopted to progm, to
meantmr ; otucrs are merely iancnni. from
effectuate. Clever, in America, hss gained a
meaning wnicu it ooes not express in Eng
land; as, a clever house, a clever ton, a deter
cargo. Slick, kedge, boa, absquatulate, are
from America; nor do we quite rnderstand
it would ne easy to .cite tnanv examples In
which words have eltherdevistidunwarrant-
ably from their primitive meanings, or, re -
talnlng those meanings, have submersed thc
it is not aesiranie tnat people snou d cease-,
lessly strive to speak with elegance even
sentence which they utter; if they did, all
conversation would be stilted; but It certain
ly is desirable tbat slanz should not be recog
nised as an acceptable addition to the lan
guage of the educated. In the writer's bear
ing, not long since, a very respectable man,
who had some pretension to education. Inas
much as he is a publisher, found no better
expression to describe the position of an In
fluential person in a certain bnsincss, than to
say, tbat be was "at the top of the heap."
Slang is especially offensive In woman, to
whom we are pleased to ascribe delicacy of
taste. Tet how often do we not hear her in
troduce it Into conversation I "He has the
stamps," said lately. In a public place, a
young woman who wonld have been morti
fied to think tbat she had produced a bad
impression even on a nystanaer.
On occasions, very rarely, a slang exprcs-
slon may with propriety hi used, to describe
what Is otherwise Indescribable. Nothing
bnt hifalutln. can at present convey to
the Idea orthe most vapid sort of bombast;
nothing bnt tpreadagte, that of the style of
the Fourth-of-JuIv oration olthenast: noth-
tbe Fourth-nf-July oration of the cast: noth
ing but thodd'j, tbe grandeur of vulgar insig
nificance. But let even these, and similar
words, die with tbe occasions that gave them
birth. They may be tolerated In the conver
sation of friends. If tbey may be suffered to
pass there which Is questionable, they are In
admissible In addressing s stranger, or a
slight acquaintance. Familiarity Is Insul
ting, and slang is familiar. Let it never be
considering as having a foothold in our lan
guage, but as seperate and apart as is tbe
cant of thieves and gypsies- "Ton git, and
"I bet," may, In the frontier-like-life of Cali
fornia, serve well enough to express "Get
out," and "You may rest assured that I
will;'' bnt a higher general civilisation
scorns sncb phases. -
aboard. -Potting a sweetheart
LATE FOEHGK NEWS.
The Am. bark 2). C Jarrsy arrived early
on Saturday morning, and brought us . news
np to the 7th of January. Wo are Indebted
to thp ready kindness of always-pahctnal
Bennett, of the Ifews Depot, for flea of late
papers. America does' not supply ns with
news of any great Importance, the political
excitement having, as It seems, subsided al
together for the present It Is to be hoped
that the calm, which now prevails there, em
anates from a confident hope of prosperity In
The most Important telegrams are tho fol
lowing: European Sews.
London-, Dec. SO. Hon. Stafford North
cott Is to succeed Earl Kimberly as Governor
of the Hudson Bay Company.
Maschesteh, Dec SO. The house of W.
Brenner & Co., heavy dealers In, and manu-
facturers of cotton, suspended yesterday. It
had extensive connections In America.
had extensive connections In America.
The following dispatch from Constantino-
pie, dated yesterday, comprises the latest
parations are making in the arsenals on ac-
count of the threatened war with Greece,
Transports loaded with supplies have been
nt to Zabool Pasha'a fleet.
Thel)CW House of Commons met yester-
day for preliminary business. Only Minis-
tcrs who were re-elected took the oath of ,
vacant sinis, auer wuicu mis xiuuse aajourocu l
until the ICth of February.
xten-iujr 4 uuiisuu iuu ejvwu.p'L-Mcruuy, iu
a deputation of the London W orklmrmen's
Society, said the naturalization treaty be-
tween the United States and Great Britain
was certain of ratification by the United
QtntM Qitn.ln Thn lr..atr nmri)
British subjects who have been naturalized
In the United States shall have the same
rights and protection on their returning to
Great Britain as uative bora Americans.
Viesxa, Dec. SO. The Press says that tbe
Greek Government Is ready to comply with
the recent demands of Turkey, If supported
uj .uuibi.. ivnuovt nuiuj.
Madkid, Dec. 30. The Government will
dispatch 10,000 soldiers to Cuba and Porto
Rlco during January.
London, Dec 3L The meeting of the
uonierence oi tne ureal rowers on the Ori
ental question, which was fixed for the 2d
of January, has !ecn postponed. The date of
i, i . i .... te :... i i t- i
a now qyte uncertaln.
One day's later news has been received
irom loiiManunopie. x ne urcian insurgents
nave suouiiuea to toe lumsn authority,
uu - uiuiiowuiu guicunuciH una uccunt-
. . 1 1 . 1. . .1 I.
A dispatch from Suez, anticipating tbe
Austrian malls, says that Intelligence baa
been received ot Melbourne from New Zeal-
and, that o0 European families have been
murdered by the Maorics.
i,ON8TANTisorLE, ucc 31. it is officially
announced that tbe last of the Insurgents In
Crete have surrendered to the Turkish forces.
The Turqut newspaper says the Porte has
not accented, and probably will not nDnrovc
the proposition for a European Conference.
The St, Petersburg Journal editorially
hopes that the Porte will withdraw the ulti
matum sent to Greece before the Conference
In Paris.lt is reported that the Conference,
if held, will adhere to the Turkish ultimatum.
Madcid, Dec. 31. There wa3 a demon
stration at Seville, recently, but it was sup
pressed before the troops arrived.
The country is entirely tranquil.
The Carllsts at Navarre arc closely watch
ed by the Government' to prevent any out
break. Constantinople, December 31. A dis
patch says that since tbe departure of the
Greek Envoys the Turkish Government has
shown good feelinir toward the Greek resi
dents. London, December 31. A dispatch from
Wiglm reports that a terrible explosion oc
curred at the Haydock Colliery to-day.
Twenty-two dead bodies Were taken out.
Dublin, December 31. Colonel Bates,
Justice of the Peace at TIpperary, has been
shot In that city by nnknown parties and
killed. No arrests.
Madcid, December 3L Disturbances
have occurred at Malaga. Barricades were
erected In tbe streets by tbe population.
Tbe disorder is likely to be easily sup
presseed. London, January L Asbury, In a note to
Bennett and Stebbins about the proposed
yacht race, after objectin;; to the tonnage of
tne Dauntles, bays lie win race the Phantom
across tbe Atlantic, and will go in anv event,
and thus irive the SaiiDho nnd other Knr'lifth
Cork; January 2.Tfaere was a large Fc-
n'an demonstration here to day, at which
O'SullIvan made a stromr speech.
. Pabis. Ja"u"' "-Th" Conference will
he composed of the Ambasadors to France of
the various leading Powers. Lavalcttc, the
w French Foreign Secretsry, will vrelidt.
Tne of huI(J, ,t ,s not t dccIded- It
,a ow morB ,i,an llk);Iy that both the Tnr-
kish and Greek GovcrnmenU will participate,
jt Is gTcn 0Dt to-day tbat Alexandre RIso
Ranajc(ji a noted Grecian poet, will represent
Greece; Fnad Pasha, Minister of Foreign
Affairs, will represent Turkey.
London, January 2. Late telegrams from
Hongkong confirm the re-establishment of
the Mikado at Ycdo.
New York, January 2. The Herald's Mad-
rid special of the second says there are re-
ports tbat the insurgents at Malaga fired on
a boat of an American steamer while convey-
Ing an American family to the ship. Serrano
i expressed much regret, and assured the Uni-
1 States Minister that the offenders would
Lo.voon, January 3. A dispatch to the
1 n"$ d. confirms tbe report of the occupation
I Pr Malaga by Gen. Roda. The insurgents
!?6t ? km?tl ""d.?' Prisoners.
It Is be
lieved tbat tbe Provisional Government con-
j templates a o.p d'etat in favor of placins
Montpcnsier on the throne as soon as tbe
citizens of the Province of Malaga are dis
armed, and before tbe Cortex has a chance to
assemble. General Serrano and Rods sup
port, but General Prim opposes the move
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f "'"t dlfflcnIty,.W " ro,lF8 n
' e,9ui0,1. Ja"""?. it Is said that should
1 lD' r deliberations prove aborative, Russia
1 will demand the non-interference of tbe
Madrid, January 2. Gen. Cassello de
Roda Issued a proclamation to tbe Insurgents
of Malaga, and ordered them to throw down
tneir arms, iney rejuseu to suomit. ne
declared the place In a state of siege. The
Insurgents in tbe streets were defeated, when
Cesselio succeeded In restoring order.
Loxdox, January 2. At a meeting of tbe
worktngmcn of Lambeth, an address was
presented to Minister Johnson, who In reply
said tbe contlnnance of good feeling between
England and America is sure to be deman
ded by both countries. Ills remarks were
received with enthusiasm.
A dispatch from Athens says Admiral
Uobart Pasha has formally demanded the
surrender of the Greek steamer Erotit. Tbe
dispatch adds tbat war is considered Inevita
ble at Athens.
, January i-ln a view or Presi-
1 deDt Jn? 5T mnest?, Pfocla m a to is of
i December25th, JcffersonDayls, JohnSIIdel
I James M. Mason, A- Dudley Mason, and
I ?'h Southerners, are preparing to return to
: Uned States.
writer In the Tuna discusses the pres-
LosiDOX, January 4. In a view of PresI-
ent situation of Trance. He says tbe year
ends with the most precarious peace the
world ever saw. He alto notices- the growth
of democratic sentiments In France, and dc
dares tbat the Emperor must either check
tbe press or abandon apcrsonal Government.
Pabis, Janaary 4. The Greek Goveraraeat
asks for a postponement of tbe meeting of
tbe Conference oa tbe Eastern difficulties
until tbe arrival at Paris of M. Delczaunls,
tha Greek Minister to tbe sublime-Porte.
Losroos, Jasniry i. Latest news received
here from Africa confirms recent report
relative to the safety of Dr. Llvisfstooe. It
is said tbat he Is somewhere In the vicinity
of LoU NllssI near tbe con Sees of ZanaAar.
Owing, It Is thpsgbt to wan between the
native tribes, Ms progress baa been Ispeded,
and coseeqBwtiy he has been unable to
rt&4h co tit
Paris, January i La Targi (!) newspaper
asserts that Russia nrgea the meeting qf a
Pnnfwmis now that Crete la nulet. with a
view to prevent the expulsion of the Greeks 1
representatives of tho Porte talll laavo the
Conference If this point Is Introduced, and
warns Russia of the danger of aBothcr.Crl
Madrid, January 0. Four of the insur
gents at Malaga, who fired on a party of refu
gees while under the protection of the Amer
ican flag were taken. The General In com
mand at Mala ja bad the offenders-arrested
and punished, and has since communicated
with the Commander of the American squad
ron In Spanish waters. Informing him of his
measures In the case.
Albaxt, Januarys. Governor elect Hon"-1
man was tbis mornlnir escorted to the State I
Capitol by the 9th Brigade of the National .
Guards, and a company ot cavalry, to be In-'
j augurated Governor. Notwithstanding the (
; Biurin, wuicu "as iuc nrsi wi mc bisbwii, u
I large crowd was present to witness the cere
mony. Gov. Fenton and staff, entered the
Assemblv chambers at one o'
rprnnr-eVpt !n fl
or Fenlon addressed the Governor-elect In a
I cordial concratnlatorr manner, and surrend
rorrilat Mneratnlatorr mann
' ercd to blm the symbols of office; Governor
Hoffman replied in an equally cotnpHmcnta-)
with Lieutenant Governor Allen C Beach bc
wasswornln. After tho ceremony. Govern-1
j or Hoffman held a reception at the executive ,
chambers, and Mrs. Hoffman "received at tbe i
executive mansion. Tho weather Is cold and
blnsterinc: the severest of the season- '
KICUMOXD, January 3d. A conicrenccoi
some todlng men in the State have been In
session for two davs past, attended by A. II.
Stuart. Flonrnov. Gens. Echols. Balllnr. Ruf-
i nn, ana many omers. a preamoie ana rcso- i
llutionswere ameed on, statins that while i
! the people of Virginia du not believe negroes, '
i uneducated, are In a condition fit for snf- I
I fraee. vet in view of the expression of public
I I- , I . i I 1 1 I,... - . ...1
tlie hope or creating harmony In the Union,
they are willing to accept universal suffrage,
coupled wllli universal amnesty,
A committee of nine was appointed to visit
Washington and urge the Congress to legls-
late-so as to secure these to the people of the
I State. A resolution was adopted rccomtnen-
Ulnp IUU pCUlC Ul HID tJiUlU IU UUIU S Wli-
I ventlon on February 10th, at Richmond, and
receive the report orthe Committee, and ar-
I ranze for a canvass.
1 This conference Is tbe result of a move-
ment on the part of the do-somcthlngs, as
.distinguished from tbe do-notblngs; the for
mer ueslrlnjr to make an advance toward
I meeting tbo reconstruction acts and avert'
meeting tbo reconstruction acts and avert-
ing tbe disabilities of the i test oath, etc., of
h npw i-nnntltntlnn? thi latter believlnir
, , , 7 i
the people of the State should under no cl
cumstances sanction negro suffrage, which,
I inev DClieve uisasirous anu utKrauiuir. i
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, v asuinutox ian o. i ue oeuaiu resuuicu
its session at noon to-day SO Senators pres-
j ent. The President pro tan. presented a
: statement from the Secretary of War of the
number of troops employed In the service
against the Indians; also, one from the Scc-
i retary of the Treasury, transmitting a report
or special Commissioner oi nevenne. vt ens,
asldns the attention of Congress to his reco
MrV..rri- nflprcd n rcsnlntlon renneftilnir '
the President to transmit a copy of his am -
nestv proclamation, with a statement of the
authority by which It was Issued. Eerry
said he offered the resolution because, al
though he favored the amnesty, he doubted
the right of the President to grant It In this
sweeping way, and he wished to have the
Mr Howard was very glad that the atten
tion of tbe Senate had been called to the
question. He thought It Important that the
people of the United States should know
whether the President bad such a dispens
ing power as was implied In the Issue of the
proclamation. He believed that It was an
assumption by the Executive of such power,
and was entirely unwarranted by precedent.
Alter considerable debate between Messrs.
Frcllnghnysen and Conkling against the res
olution, and Messrs. Davis aud Doolittle In
Its favor. It was adopted.
Mr. Stewart introduced a bill to enable the
people of Georgia to form a State Govern
ment, republican In- form, which was refer
red to tbe Judiciary Committee. Tlie Bill
provides for the repeal of so much of the Re
construction Act as applies to Georgia, and
makes the Government orthe State Provisio
nal, and provides for reassembling the Con
stitutional convention In March next. It
also provides tbat no one shall be excluded
from voting on the Constitution on account
nrrnrn nnd pnlnr. and that when the Consti
tution Is ratified by the voters It be submit-
ted to the consideration oi congress.
After a short executive session the Senate
Nothing of importance was done, the time
being mostly occupied In Committee of the
Whole on the State of the Union, on the
President's Message of 1S07.
Acocsta Me., January 4 The Legislature
of Maine will convene on the 6th. Tbe ques
tion of the U. S. Scnatorship is attracting
great attention; the contest Is close between
Hon. Lot M. Morrill and Hannibal Hamlin,
with chances in favor of the latter. '
CniCACO, January 5. tlie Republican's
I Washington special says It Is doubtful If a
quorum in both Houses will he present
Thi Chairman of the House Committee on
I Territories will report a bill lit a day or two,
providing a Territorial Government for
I Alaska, requiring Impartial suffrage, and fur-
I bidding the granting of private acts oMncor-
pomtlon; also requiring the passage oriaws
j as early as possible for the more valuable
, lur-bearing animals.
' Butler's financial speech will be delivered
1 at an early day. In addi'ion to maintaining
I his poller ho will review Senator Morton s
j plan, and make a vigorona assault upon the
idea that specie is a oasis lor currency ana
standard of values, holding that a currency
' like our greenbacks has Its baie upon the
, faith of a great nation, and for tho security of
.which all property Is pledged, and Is more
' desirable than specie.
Outrages vs the Sooth Sea Islands.
I Some time ago Captain Luce, of her Majesty's
: ship Ek, then senior naval officer on the
'Australian station, addressed a letter to Sir
G. F. Boweu, aunonnclug the loss ol several
, vessels and the murder of several .Europeans
j at certain of the Islands forming the youth
: Sea group. The alleged Justification of this
i violence on the part of tbe natives was, ac-
cording to u letter written by a trader In
' those seas, that these atrocities were perpe
I tratcd bv the natives In revenge for the loss
oi many oi ineir couuiryiucn, nuu au utcu
inree years previously
iraiuuim ,'"J' " "J t-
I an'- wuo Wred U":,m " ,a,nrer "d
.promised to return them to their homes In
12 months. The facts relstlng to the murder
: of the Europeansare not disputed; but tn
".ii ;uuc1k"4.m.. .- -
j were published on Wednesday morning; It
' does not appear tbat tbe plea of justification
i has been supported. In this correspondence
there are two Important statements, one sa -
j dressed to the Governor of NewSOutb Wales
the Earl of Belmore, by the Hebrides MM
f Uio Juil ut ix:illiuic,j "J m.
I slon, and another addressed by tbe British 1
ana foreign ,anii-ciTc-rj avi-icij iu mo
Dnke of Buckingham. In both the assertion
us w tut: auuucuuii ui iud uui i kj(uhu
JM ,1. ,-.! . ! . . n t. w.M .MillhU
uu mo uunwiuua j iijj -
niormeu tnai several m ine smaiicr isianu.
almost entirely stripped of tbe male popala
tion. The Antl-SIavery Society made thej
further assertion tbat, although certain of the
natives appeared to have been engaged under I
some written form of agreement, considers-1
ble numbers of them baa been kidnapped ind ,
lurciuiv uruuguwnii' iviuuj. wrw
alleged that this traffic, known as it was to
the Government, although not directly sanc
tioned by It, was carried on by private Indi
viduals without any pnblle control or anper
vision whatever, and that persons occupying
responsible public positions were also en
gaged In It, In a letter addressed to tbe
Antl-81avery Society; dated tbe 19th nit,, Mr.
C B. Adderley shows that, according to tbe
evidence laid before the Colonial Minister,
these statements are snfousded, and be ex
presses bis surprise that such charges should
ever have been madctegy Exprtu.
The FuirlsLAjB Advices from FIJI! re
ceived st Sydney, last September, report
tbat Commodore Lambert, accompanied by
tbe British Coosa!, proceeded to Kcwa to
panlsh'the native there fcr the reeent tsar,
der of Europeans. Captain Bruwnlg com
manded the sMdfoa of boots. Tbe natives
resisted the lasting of tbe sailor. One town
was shelled, and several others borned la the
groaed. CoMo4are Laatfeert left H. M. 8.
3. CAwyMb cnrif W tax vkteKy ot the
tafcsd, mt preooosVi M his voyage.
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