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Valparaiso to San Francisco, that he did not learn
r:.l character and destination until he leached
the neighborhood of the Lobos Islands, that he
then used every effort to withdraw from the com
pany, and at no time participated in their schemes
- or acta, but on the contrary, that upon the first op
nn tnnifr he entered formal protest against, the
ship, and libelled her for the damages he had sus
. .;nai thmnrrh the misrepresentations of her
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managers. . .
Mr. Bond thought that it was due to himseiras
well as to Mr. Ricord to make this abatement.
The act to take from police and district Justices
jurisdiction in cases of larceny in the second de
gree, and that to allow juries to find a verdict in
" tluTerent degrees under one indictment, were read
the second nine and passed to be engrossed.
The house went into committee of the whole on
the amendments to the royal school act. The
m,tfan rnaa 9 ml tllP IlOUSe nOn-COUCUl ffU III
the amendments. .
The limitation act was read the second time, and
referred t the committee of the whole on Friday.
The bill relating to harbor boats was read the
J : J A , 11 in rnnmihPP nf till
whole. The committee rose and the bill was in
' Wednesday, May 25th.
Prayer by Rev. Mr. Clarke.
The committee on the Judiciary reported that
the petition of Nokeke for the dismissal of J. Ka
lili, Circuit Judge, be laid on the table. Adopted.
The committee on agriculture reported an act
for the prohibition of the culture and use ot Awa.
Second reading on Friday.
The joint committee on amendments to the road
tax reported an amendment to exempt all clergy
men and teachers actually employed, and all regu
lar soldiers with their officers.
, The report was discussed in committee of the
whole and adopted. -
The select committee on the petition from Kauar,
1 - n .1 V.l, .r-twl m Kill t 1 1 1 M L t
free the fish in rivers and streams. Second read
ing on Thursday. , - i
Kamakau read a bill relating lo government fish.
Second reading on Friday.
Aka read a bill to amend the school tax act ; so
as to exempt those persons whose children attend
private schools. On motion of Mr. Funk, it was
resolved that this house will consider no acts re
lating to taxation, until the report of the commit
tee on Finance upon that subject shall have been
disposed of. .
- Dr. Smith presented by permission of the house,
" two petitions, one signed by Dr. Geo. A. Lathrop,
and the other by 80 residents of Honolulu, pray
in for the nassase ot an act conferring on Phy
sicians the privilege of importing spirituous liquors
for modical purposes at 5 per cent. duty.
Dr. Smith read also an act to this effect. Second
reading on Friday.
As the petition of Dr. Lathrop reflected severe
ly upon the conduct of the Minister of Finance,'
on motion of Mr. Bond, a committee was appoint-j
ed to investigate the charges therein contained.
The committee consists of Messrs. Bond, Funk
A message was received from the house of no
bles transmitting an act relating to the duties of
the secretary of war. and announcing that the no
bles had laid on the table the goat and hog bill.
Pii read a bill relating to fish. Second reading
i he act relating to deserters was read the second
time. Keterred to committee ot the whol on
The act to suppress lotte.ies was read the second
time, and referred to the committee of the whole
The act to prohibit judicial officers from prac
tising in cases which have been previously deter
mined by themselves, was read the second time,
and passed to be engrossed.
The act relating to certificates of nationality,
was read the second time, and referred to commit
tee of the whole on Friday.
The act to reduce the horse tax was read the
second time, and laid on the table.
The spirit license act was read the second time,
and referred to the committee of the whole on
Thursday, May 2Gth.
Fraycr, by the chaplain.
Mr. Smith read an act relating to public records.
Second reading on Saturday.
Mr. Bond read an act providing that certain
transcripts from the dockets of courts of records,
shall be received as evidence. Second reading on
. Mr. Richardson read an act to fix the price of
government lands. Second reading on I nday.
Mr. Bishop read an act relating to conveyances
of land to aliens, second reading on Monday.
The speaker read a letter from the President of
the R. 11. Agricultural Society, asking for the use
of the representatives hall on the 7th and 8th. of
June, for the annual fair of the society. A com
mittee was appointed to confer with the president
of the society.
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ferrcd to the committee of the whole on Monday.
- The next order of the day was the second read
ing of the taxation bill as reported by the Finance
committee. On motion of Kamakau it was inde
finitely postponed, 12 to 1 1. The house went into
committee of the whole upon Mr. Funk's taxation
bill. " After the reading of the English version of
the bill, and som; rather desultory discussion of
the action of the house, the committee rose and
the house went again into committee of the whole
on the majority and minority reports of the Fi
nance commit tec. i he committee rose, and on
motion of Ua the motion to postpone indefinitely
was reconsidered and the subject was referred to
the committee of the whole on Friday.
The act relating to coral and sand was read Uie
second time, and was laid on the table.
A m?ssage was received announcing the rejec
tion by the house of Nobles of the Royal School
act, and the passage of the acts relating to auc
tioneers and to the road tax.
, The act relating to the jurisdiction in larceny
cases, and the act relating to indictments were
read the third time and passed.
The act relating to the fish in Rivers, was read
the sscond time, and referred to the committee of
the whole on Monday.
1 he act relating to the secretary of war was
read the second time, and passed to be engrossed.
House of Nobles.
Friday, May 20th.
Prayer and minutes confirmed.
i lie royal scnooi act Doing unuer consideration,
when the house adjourned yesterday, was taken up
on the 2d section. On motion of Kekaulahao, a
new article was substituted for the 2d, giving the
appointment of two trustees to the King and Privy
Council, and making the Minister of Public In
struction, ex-officio the third trustee, and Presi
dent of the Board.
. The 7th section vas stricken out, all the others
passed without amendment, ami the act passed its j
the act passed.
lne rules were suspended and;
iiie aci aoousiun; uie nirnt oi tvononiKis to
kapu fish, was read Uie first time and on motion of i
i'aki, sccoaJed by Pnuce Liholiho, was indefinitely
Mr. Wyllie having obtained leave, introduced a
bill establishing the law of the road for foot-passengers,
carts and carriages, and persons traveling
on horse-back, which was on motion of Mr. Arm
strong referred to a select committee consisting of
i mice Liinoiuio, rvspeau ana mnaolelua.
On motion of Mr. Wyllie, a committee of one,
(Kekaulahao,) was appointed to inquire of the
lairman of the committee on the Judiciary of the
odicr house, concerning the delay which has oc
curred in regard to any further action on the Ju
diciary act. -
The house took up the act to increase the im
port duties on certain kinds of merchandise, which
had been made tha order of the day for to-morrow.
-The act was amended, so as to take effect at tke
expiration of six months after its publication in the
" Polynesian," and passed its second reading
The rules were suspended, and the act passed.
A message was received from the house of re
presentatives, stating that they had appointed a
co.nniitteo of conference, consisting of Messrs.
Thurston, Richardson and Maikai, to meet a simi
lar committee of this house, on the amendment to
the 4th section of the road tax bill. Whereupon,
a committee was appointed, consisting of Prince
Liholiho, Mr. Wyllie and Gov. Kapeau, to confer
with the committee of the other house.
Mr. Armstrong, from the committee on the rule
and by-laws of the house, reported, and the house
went into committee of the whale upon their con
sideration. The first four rules were considered,
and passed, when the committee rose, reported,
and the house adjourned.
Saturday, May 21st.
The house went into committee ot the whole on
the further consideration of the rules of thehonse,
Nahaolelua in the chair. The rules, from the 5th
to the 11th inclusive were read and passed, when
the committee rose and reported.
The act relating to divorces was taken up on its
second reading, upon which the house went into
committee of the whole, Kaeo in the chair.
On motion, it was resolved, that the Secretary
write to the lion. Wm. L. L?e, and request him
to define to the house what is meant by the 1st, 2d
3d and 4th degrees of consanguinity, as those
terms are implied in the act relating to divorces,
section 1, subdivision 1, which subdivision was left
for further consideration, after an answer shall
have been received.
The remainder of the bill, to the 10th section
was read, section by section, and passed, when the
committee rose and reported.
The secretary was directed to provide a new
translation of the act in the native version. Ad
journed. Tuesday, May 24th.
The house? in committee of the who"e, took up
the consideration of the act lo restrain the running
at lanre of animals in Honolulu, which was dis
cussed, amended, and finally laid on the table.
1 he committee rose and reported.
Mr. Wyllie moved the following resolution,
which was adopted. Resolved, That the house of
representatives, having communicated to this house
their intention to receive no new bills after the
31st day of this month, this house postpone the
discussion of all bills sent up, or that may be sent
up from the house of representatives, till this house
has discussed, passed and sent in their own acts to
the house of representatives.
Prince Liholiho moved. the passage of an act
relating to the secretary of war, which was read
the first time.
On motion of Kekaulahao, the rules were sus
pended, the act went through its second and third
reading and passed.
On motion of Mr. Wyllie, seconded by Mr.
Judd, the act to discourage prostitution was read a
second time. A discussion ensued of considera
ble length, pending which, the house adjourned.
Wednesday, May 25th.
The act to prevent prostitution was taken up,
and referred to a select committee of three con
sisting of Kekau'ahao, Prince Liholiho and John Ii.
A message was received from the house of re
presentatives, declining to acquiesce in the amend
ments made by this house to the act in relation to
the Royal School, but that they had inserted an
amendment to be engrafted on the bill as Sec. 3.
Mr. Wyllie, accord ng to notice, brought before
the house the five additional articles to the consti
tution, which he proposed.
1st. All officers of the King's, government, not
judicial, shall receive salaries, to be voted by the
house of representatives annually; they shall re
ceive no fees or perquisites of otlice ; where they
discharge the duties of more than one office, they
shall only receive the salary of one. Yeas, 2 nays 8.
2d. No government officer, having the charge of
government books, papers, goods or monies, shall
be permitted to leave office until after a complete
delivery thereof, to his successor, by a detailed in
ventory to be dated and signed by the person go
ing out, and the party coming in, each of whom
shall preserve an original copy, so dated and sign
ed. Yeas, 3, nays, l).
3d. No sale of government properties, of any de
scription, exceeding the value of $ can be sold
otherwise than at public auction, for cash, and to
the highest bidder. Yeas, 5, nays, 8.
4th. No supplies for the service of the govern
ment, exceeding the value of $ shall be pur
chased otherwise than by sealed tender, after a
previous notice by public advertisement, of days
containing minute specifications of the articles
wanted. Yeas, 3, nays, J.
5th. Any member of the house of representa
tives appointed by the government to any office,
with a salary attached to it, if he accept the same,
shall cease to be a member. No officer, civil or
military, of the government, shall be eligible for a
representative of the people, while he retains
office. Yeas, 3, nays, 11.
Mr. Wyllie introduced a 6th article as follows :
Any one, whatever be his class or station, guilty
of bribing any elector, intimidating him, or offer
ing any reward, or making any promise of any re
ward, or using any corrupt influence whatever,
whether directly or indirectly, whereby such elec
tor's vote may be unduly influenced, shall be fined
$500, or in default of payment thereof, shall be
put to hard labor on the public roads for two
years. Yeas, 1, nays, II. ' '
Also a 7th additional article, as follows : All
eities and towns, having a population of inhabi
tants, may petition the government for a charter of
incorporation, on principles to be consistent with
the laws, and to be approved by the government ;
and it is lawful to grant the charter so petitioned
for and approved. Yeas, 1, nays, 11.
On motion of Mr. Judd, seconded by Kaeo, it
was resolved, That Mr. Wyllie be requested to
prepare an act, or acts, for submission to the next
legislature, which shall embrace the objects he
has proposed as amendments of the constitution.
The act relating lo the Royal school was taken
up as returned from the other houso, and on mo
tion of Paki, was laid upon the table.
On motion of Mr. Armstrong, seconded by Mr
Wyllie, it was resolved, That the Secretary be au
thorized to draw upon the Minister of Finance for
the sum of one hundred dollars, on account of pay
due him by this house.
The select committee of conference on the law
relating to the road tax, reported. Report accepted.
- An act to regulate the sale of water from the
government reservoir, was read the first time, and
second reading appointed tor Tuesday next.
- An act to amend the laws relating to public
auctioneers, was approved of, as amended by the
An act repealing certain old laws was read the
first time, and referred to a select committee of
two, Kapeau ami Kekaulahao.
A message was received from the house of re
presentatives, transmitting the act relating to the
road tax, amended as recommended by the commit
tee of conference. The act passed, as amended.
Thursday, May 2Gth.
A petition was received from 57 persons in
Kaupo, asking the dismission of Mr. Gower, the
land agent in that part of Maui, and the appoint
ment of Ua in his place. Referred to the Min. of
1 he Secretary reported his inability to procure
a translation of the bill relating to divorce, where
upon, on motion of Mr. Wyllie, it was voted, that
Mr. Armstrong be a committee of one, to trans
late said bill.
The house proceeded with the consideration of
the rules or the house. The rules from the 12th
to the 44th, were read and passed, when the house
Muve Law ix Fexnstlvaxu. Everv day's rev.
elation increases our faith in the ultimate triumph of
.1 r W mm . .
uiv .uune xaquor uiv. ine iveyscone state is moy
ing in the matter with a determination and rigor
that must tell upon that State. $10,000 were sub
scribed for the campaign, at a Convention at Harris
burgh last week. a Central committee was annotat
ed, and plans matured for thoroughly orsanizina the
The Maine Legislature has amended the famous
" Law," by a rote of 94 to 43, and made it still more
CoL Fremont has been residing in Paris for the
last nine months. His conversation, his wealth, his
prospect, ana his expectations, have all been faith
fully portrayed by a correspondent of the Indeoend.
ence, and at last accounts wera going the rounds of
tue i arisian ana xepanmental papers.
THE POLYNESIAN, SATU R DAY, MAY 28,
SATURDAY, MAY 28, 1853.
Shall he have Them ?
- It is known to most of our readers that a Chief
from the island of Fatuhiwa, one of the Marque-
sian group, arrived at these islands several weeks
ago on the express errand of procuring christian
teachers to return with him for the instruction of
himself and people in Christianity and civilization.
At the annual meeting of the Hawaiian Mission
ary Society, on Tuesday evening last, we had the
satisfaction of again seeing this "Macedonian,'
and of hearing his simple answers to questions put
to him by an interpreter. His bearing was decid
edly prepossessing ; and the great burden of his
thoughts seemed evidently to be, an earnest desire
for " teachers." However limited his views may
be, or erroneous, in regard to the great doctrines
of Christianity, which he seems so anxious to have
his people taught, he is obviously in earnest in his
desires to have them communicated to his race,
because he has got the idea, somehow, that Chris
tianity will put a stop to the wars, almost constancy
waged among the tribes of his nation. He has not
exhibited a vacillating disposition since his arrival '
but on the contrary has been sedate and sober, as
if deeply in earnest.
From his representation of the case, it appears
that his people had heard, through a Hawaiian,
who had left a 6hipand settled among them, of th
results of the introduction of the Bible into this
kingdom, ana that it had put an end to wars and j
bloodshed. Feeling that life was intolerable
amonj themselves, as they were then living, this
chief proposed to come to the Sandwich Is'ands
himself for "teachers." On inquiring of a whaling
captain it was ascertained that it would take a
month to come ltc, and a month and a half to re
turn. He consequently took five months for his
expedition, at the end of which time, if he did not
return with teachers, they would suppose him dead
and would probably return to their old diversion of
At the meeting before mentioned, on Tuesday
evening, it was resolved that he should not be dis
appointed in his application, but that teachers
should be sent with him, and he and they should
be despatched without delay, lest his protracted
absence should work mischief to his family and
The Directors of the Society stated that Ha
waiian teachers could be procured, and that it was
thought expedient that the Rev. B. W. Parker
should accompany them to see them established,
and return. The expense of fitting them out, and
in chartering a vessel to convey them, was estima
ted at $3,000, which sum the Society will attempt
to raise for that object. " Freely ye have received,
We' are requested to state, that persons inter
ested in this object, and who wish to assist in its
accomplishment, are respectfully invited to com
municate with Mr. S. N. Castle, the treasurer, or
with either of the Executive Committee, Revs. L.
Smith, S. C. Damon or T. E. Taylor, who wilj re
ceive contributions, and see them appropriated to
"Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel
to every creature" is the command. The present
call seems to open a door for the performance of a
duty, equally obvious and honorable.
The native churches at the islands are connected
with the Hawaiian Society, as auxiliaries, and we
have no doubt they will readily and cheerfully res
pond to a call to send the Gospel to a neighboring
nation. The amount of twenty-five cents from
each member of the churches, would raise the
funds necessary for this expedition, and insure its
success, bliall it not be despatched ?
Royal Hawaiian Agricultural Society.
A meeting of the Board of Managers was held
at the rooms of the President, on the 24th inst,
which was fully attended.
The object of the meeting was, to take mea
sures for the approaching Fair, in addition to what
arrangements were made at a previous meeting.
After consultation on the subject, the following
resolutions were proposed and adopted.
Resolved, That the ladies and other residents of
the Islands are respectfully invited to furnish con
tributions for a table of refreshments to be sold at
the next exhibition of the Royal Hawaiian Agri
cultural Society, the proceeds thereof to be appro
priated to the purchase of premiums to be offered
in 1854, for Horticultural and Floricultural pro
ducts and for specimens of needle work.
Resolved, That a committee of five be appoint
ed to receive contributions for the refreshment ta
ble at the next exhibition, to superintend the same,
and with full power to do all things necessary to
be done in the premises, to ensure the success of
The following gentlemen were nominated, and
unanimously chosen as the committee ; Messrs. A.
B. Bates, John Ladd, John O. Dominis, Henry M.
Whitney and Ed. Hoffmann.
Resolved, That the Exhibition be kept open
during the day and evening of Wednesday the 8th
of June next.
Two Americans Murdered in Manila.
On the 7th of March 1853, Capt. Parsons, of the
Am. ship Amity took a ride out to the cordage
manufactory, (about 3 miles from the city,) to visit
an old friend, (Mr. Mumford,) and at about 8 1-2
o'clock P. M., while sitting very quietly in the
apartment of Mr. M some thirty men rushed into
the room, and literally cut them in pieces. Mr.
M. received 19 mortal wounds. Capt. Parsons
was also much disfigured. The coachman escaped
and alarmed the neighbors, but too late to be of
anv service. The horses attached to the coach
were also killed. They then robbed the honse of
all the money there was in it at the time, being
only about $130.
It is supposed money was their object It is said
the Governor will surely arrest the murderers ; but
up to the present time, (March 22d) nothing has
been proved against any one, although 12 or 15
have been arrested on suspicion. Mr. M. was su
perintendant of the Factory, and much esteemed
1 he murder has created much excitement
among all the foreigners, and among the authori
ies in Manila. : ' - .
Messrs. Russell, Stnrgis & Co., were ready to
pay $1,000 for the apprehension of the murderers,
providing the Governor would permit it
Mr. Edwards, (the Am. Consul) was very assid
uous in trying to bring the murderers to justice.
Mr. Muraford and Capt Parsons both left fami
lies in the United States. - "
-v-The "three masted British schooner Spray,
Hall, arrived at San Francisco on the 23d of April,
in 57 days from Hobart Town, which is said to be
the quickest passage ever made.
English Commerce. Some idea of the
commercial marine of Great Britain may be formed
from the fact stated in."Braithwait Poole's Statis
tics," that one English vessel is lost on an average,
with every tide. .
Loss or Steamers. Since the 3d of May,
1850, no Ipss than thirteen steamers have been
lost or condemned, on the California coast, with an
aggregate loss of-$1,020,000. Of these, one only
belonged to the P. M. S. S. Company, while five
were of the Vanderbilt Line. The value of these
steamers, was from $40,000, to $300,000 each.
The Hawaiian Brig Baltimore, Capt. John
Paty, arrived on the inst, 00 days from Ma
nila, having sailed on the 22d of March. She
brings a cargo of Rice, Sugar, Coffee, Cigars,
Cordage, Manila hats, Water-jugs, and a choice
lot of Pina dresses, emb'd hdk'fs., scarfs, &c, &c.
She experienced a heavy gale in the China sea on
the 28th of March; and touched at the Bonin Isl
ands on the 17th of April and left on the 19th.
Am. whaleship Gladiator, Turner, had sailed three
days previous had taken nothing since leaving
The Baltimore report, that a French "ship,
under command of Prince Beanvau, was taken
possession of by the authorities in Manila, after
being ready for sea, with a full cargo which was
taken out, and the Prince imprisoned. .
The Prince mentioned above, touched at this
port on his way to Manila, some 0 or 8 months ago.
The bark Bhering, Jennings, arrived off this
port on the 22d, and came to anchor on the morning
of the 23d, in 112 days from Boston. She sailed on
the 30th of January, and has made a fine passage.
We are sorry to learn that Capt. J. has been confined
to his cabin for several weeks, and has been reduced
quite low with chronic diarrhea , he is, however, im
proving, and it is to be hoped, will soon be restored
to health. The Bhering is bound en to Tetropolovs-
ki, with the major part of her cargo.
The Brig Noble, Robertson, hence 27th Nov.,
arrived at Stonington on the 24th of March, in 116
Brigs Colorado and Juno are advertised for San
Francisco, to meet with despatch.
The Brig Baltimore, recently arrived from Ma
nila, Is offered for sale.
The Danish three masted schooner Corinthian
cr, arrived on the 27th inst., in 16 davs from San
Francisco; reports the Zoe to sail next day, with
the U. S. Mail. The C. has late papers, but declined
allowing us to see them. Accommodating, very
We shall be happy to furnish the C. a tile of our pa
per, gratis, when ready for sea, as wc do all merchant
II. B. M. Sloop-of-war Amphitritc arrived at
this port yesterday morning, in 42 days fin Valpa
raiso. She brought few or no letters from Valparai
so, as she left that port same 12 hours earlier than
Honor to whom Honor, &c. Wc are happy in
being able to assure " our neighbor at law " that we
should not be backward in giving him due credit for
any ideas we might see fit to borrow from hiin, on
any subject, whether in "defense of our merchants,"
or on any other topic ; but in reg:ird to our ocu re
marks, to which he alludes, upon an article in the
New Bedford Shipping List, so far from following in
his wake, our article was written for the week pre
vious, and was crowded out ; but was again in the
"copy drawer" twen'y-four hours l fre his paper
was issued, nor was it altered or added to in the
slightest degree, after his issue. For this assertion,
we doubt not he will take our word, without proof.
Wheat and Pencbes on Enst ItXani.
. A correspondent writes that the weather, until the
18th, had been nearly as boisterous, cold and rainy
as in April or March. Some of the wheat had been
headed out some two or three weeks, and would have
been ready for the sickle, had the weather been dry
and warm. As it is, it was doubtful whether a sam
ple will be ripe by the time of the Agricultural Fair.
Peaches, too, though quite as large as last year, are
unsavory, and many of them begin to decay ere they
The ISth and 19th, the weather was delightful,
and should such weather continue, a great change
will take place in a fortnight, and wc may have spe
cimens yet of Maui wheat and peaches at the fair on
the 8th of June. We hope so, most certainly; and
shall be greatly disappointed if we d not
A New Feature in Marine Keports.
Among other matters contaiucd in the full and
valuable report furnished uj by the B iltimore, is
the very novel one of Sperm Whales seen at sea.
The following whereabouts of those interesting
mainmals. may give a useful hint to those who are
looking for them.
April 21, saw sperm whales, 28.4 1
Real Estate at Auction.
By reference to an advertisement in another
column, it will be seen that a Sugar Plantation is
to be sold at auction, on Wednesday, the 8th of
June, at 1 o'clock P. M., at the Court House in
Honolulu. We learn that these estates will be
sold upon terms considered very liberal ; that is,
one third of the purchase money only being re
quired npon the execution and delivery of the title
deeds. The balance will be allowed to remain on
interest one year, with good security, if desired.
The Argus of the 25th says, w We have heard of
annual, biennial and per-ennial plants, but what is
the meaning of biennial sessions ? Two or three
months duration is quite long enough for us."
What we meant by biennial sessions is explain
ed exactly by Noah Webster, L. L. D who is an
acknowledged standard wherever the English
language is used. He says, M Biennial, 1. Continu
ing for two years ; taking place once in two years,
As we were not speaking botanically, it is quite
evident that we nsed the word in the sense last
quoted, " taking place once in two years," which,
with due deference, we believe to be as often as the
real necessities of the country require.
As to having had our teeth set on edge by any
thing the legislature has done, we were absolutely
ignorant of the fact, if it be one, until informed of
it by the Argus.
Office of the Commissioners of Public
Health Weeklt Report One additional case
hai been admitted into the Small Pox Hospital daring
the week, who died on the 2i th of suffocation.
With the exception of a few cases of influenza, the
City is otherwise generallv healthy.
T. C. B. ROOKE,
Honolulu, May 2 lb, ooq. , ' cnairman
Mr. Editor. It is a precept of the Bible to
" render to all their dues," and I hope yon will aid
me in correcting a mistake which a reverend
speaker fell into last Sabbath evening on a great
public occasion, and was considered so nationally
prejudicial in its utterance, by numerous auditors
wno were not Americans, as to seal np at once
their genial glow of benevolent contribution which
they had prepared for the occasion, and had been
pleasingly nourished by the popular and admired
preacher in his sermon.
The sentiment vehemently uttered by the after
speaker, was that M there was no country which
could at all compare with the U. States in mission
Truth is all that is wanted in any statement,
that regards religion, and no vainglorying refe
rences whatever to any agents. God only, in any
instances, gives the increase. .
The simple facts are these :
The " London Missionary Society " was the pa
rent of the American, and of all others, which are
extensively known in the world. That Society
has missions in the Pacific only, so extensive, that
a vessel has been long employed among them, call
ed the " John Williams," w hich cost $00,000, and
that sum was raised by children in Sabbath schools
in England ; and Sabbath schools are also the off
spring of that Society, whose missions also in
India and China are so extensive and ponderous,
that they cannot be slightly referred ftiwithout in
jury they arw among the deep streams which are
silent in their mighty course.
Another fact, not apparently known by the Kona
speaker, is, that the annual income of this one So
ciety named, has long been $400,000 and occa
sionally $500,000, an amount the United States
has not yet approached, I believe, towarrantny
comparison, and its activities keep pace with its
means, or they wouldsoon cease. Then there is
the"Weslcyan Society," whose income is still
larger, amounting I believe to $G00,000 annually.
There is also the Baptist, having an income equal
I believe to the American Society, which the
speaker is attached to; and there is the aricicnt
Episcopalian, now formidable in its resources and
agencies. In addition to those facts, it is
to be stated that the immense income and agency
of all the Bible and Tract Societies existing, had
their origin from the " London Missionary Society,"
and all of them in Great Britain, and have been
rapidly advancing in maturity there ever since.
Agencies are better left alone in such references,
but if they must be called in for praise ai.d com
parison, when Christ tells us to say " we are un
profitable servants," do what we may, why then let
honor be given to whom honor is due, of the poor
kind at the best, which can never be suitable.
A Lover of Consistenct.
We most fully agree with the writer" of the
above in his statement of facts, and regretted to
hear the assertion referred to by him, on the oc
cnslon specified. Whi'e the important work of
disseminating the word of life should engage the
attention of all Christians who value that word,
they should doubtless stimulate each other in their
work and labor of love. In this work, British
christians certainly take the lead, and may well be
cited as an example ; and so far as praise is due
for the performance of duty, they are fairly enti
tled to all claimed for them by our correspondent
Ed. Poltsesian. ,
Police Report. Fr'ufoy May -o. Charles Anld
accused of furious riding, and running over a child.
t luld w ith his arm in a sling, followed by his father.
Child verr had, until the arm was taken ont of the
sling. Charles being advised to give the child a quar
ter, his arm was entirely cured, and when out of court,
could throw stones admirably. Discharged. An
drew Stoker and Kuai, accused of fornication; bail
defaulted, 15 each. J. Williams, drunk on Sunday,
fined I2. B. F. Canterbury, drunk, fined S3. Kaa-
naana, larceny of a silver castor; it appearing that the
owner sent him ont to sell it, he was discharged.
Achun, a Chinaman, was accused of beating his wife
in the street. The Chinaman said he was administer
ing family discipline, hecanse a Dutchman kissed his
witein the street ; he was advised that that might beat
good reason .for heating the Dutchman, tut no
reason for heating his wife, and that he should confine
his discipline not only to his own household, but to his
own house. Fined S3. Wm. Jones, drunkenness,
fined SG. James Armstrong, drank, fined S2.
JAWav. Kailianu,. adultery, fined S20. Kuana
adultery, fined $20. Haolc, adultery, fined $20.
Tu&ihtu Ilunawale, adultery, fined $20. Kekapa.
Wntiir&hiti. llanipnna, adultery, fined $20. . ILa-
leo, fornication, fined SI0.
Tmrsctiiy. Kapihinni, adultery, fined $20. Keo
moku, Lli.i, Kahuki and Kalua, larcenv, each fined
Spi kioi s Coin. A new ten dollar piece, having
an exact n-senihlance to the Assay office coin of Ter
ry , Carter & ard, is now m circulation here. The
resemblance to the assay office coin is so perfect that
the counterfeit cannot be distinguished from the
original, except by the test of sounding or ringing,
on a hard substance. The spurious coin gives out a
dull leaden sound. "We caution our readers against
taking $10 pieces without subjecting them to the
test. S. F. Paper.
Since our last issue we had an arrival from San
Francisco, bringing papers to the 7th inst. The U.
S. Mail of April 5th was received on the 5th of May,
and a condensed summary of the news is contained
in the S. F. papers. The mail itself has not yet been
Advices from Mexico of the 16th of April, an
nounce that Gen. Santa Anna had arrived within
one league of the capital, where he was forming his
ministry, and intended to make his solemn entry in
to the city on the 19th.
The condition of Mexico is most deplorable, and
probably is utterly beyond the power of Santa An
na, or any other ruler, to amend. As an example of
the schemes in vogue, a correspondent of the Times
and Transcript writes
"But the swindling operations of Lombardini do
not stop here ; the jobbers or aqiotistnit, are belabor
ing Santa Anna in their own way, and have proitosed
a monster project which beats everything hitherto
seen. 1 he plan is to rent from the State all the cus
tom houses, (maritime and of the interior) all the
mints, the tobacco monopoly, and finally, all the
public rents, in consideration of the paltry allowance
of SG00,000 per month, and the oner to construct a
railroad from era Crux to the city of Mexico.
J-or carrying out this scheme, the monopolists
have combined with the manufacturers, smugglers,
and money jobbers, to sustain the old tariff of 1345,'
and seeing the government at tneir mercy for any
paltry loans advanced,' they will soon command the
different courts of Justice, and the ministenes, and
actually become the rulers of Mexico's destiny. Now
the question is, whether Santa Anna will prefer a
sinecure under this system, or his old game of getting
a percentage from each and every business person in
HE ADJOUKNED ANNUAL MEETING
IL the Hawaiian Tbact Societt will be held on
Thcrsdat Evekiso, June 2d, at 7 1-2 dchvv The
Public are invited to attend.
Honolulu, May 28, 1353.
for tale by
Also PIB mVlTS, just received and
3ra-3 T. MOSSMaN.
UST RECEIVED from New York an invoice of
superior GOLD PENS, manuiactured by Levi
Brown and warranted, for sale by
6t-3 I. N. FUTNEIi.
B i) IX ix 1 1) o r i t 2 .
TO AUTHORISE THE MINISTER 0? ITNAJtCI
TO PAY CERTAIN SUMS IN ANTICIPa
TION OF THE GENERAL APPROPRIATION
BILL FOR 1853.
Approved May 23d, 1851.
Whereas no provision was made by th Legiala.
tare of 1352, for the support of His Majesty's Privy
Purse or Royal State, alter the 31st of March 185
and whereas His Majesty's dignity and comfort may
be endangered by any delay to make such provisioQ.
Be it enacted by the King, the Cobles, and the Reprtsn.
tivet of the IJatcaiiam Island, u LtfjiJativt Cowrd a
That the Minister of Finance be instructed to pty
out of the Treasury, in anticipation of the General
Appropriation Bill for 1853, and until June loth,
1853, the sura of eight hundred and thirty-three tad
one third dollars, monthly, on account of His Maje.
ty's Privy Purse, and the" further sum of three hun
dred and thirty-three and one third dollars monthly,
on account of His Majesty's Royal State. '
TO INCREASE THE IMPORT DUTIES OS
CERTAIN KINDS OF MERCHANDISE.
Approved May 24th, 1853.
Be it enacted by the King, tU Xollts, and the Rtprtttni.
tint of the Hawaiian, Islands, m Legislative CottncU t.
Section 1. That there shall be levied on all goodi,
wares and merchandise imported into this kingdom,
from any port in China or the Phillipine Island,
duty of fifteen per cent ad valorem upon the invoks
cost thereof; provided however, that no more thta
five per cent duty shall be levied on the articli of
Rice, and further provided that this shall not be com
strued into a repeal of any part of "An Act levying
specific duties on Sugar, syrups of sugar and coffee,"
passed June 6th, 1952.
Section 2. The increase of duties provided for ia
the first section of this Act, shall not affect good,
wares or merchandise, which are the growth or man.
nfacture of any foreign country having a treaty wfca
Section 3. In order to prove that any goods, want
or merchandise, imported into this kingdom, fronj
any of the ports of China or the Phillipine Island,
are the growth or manufacture of some other com.
try having a treaty with this kingdom, it shall bt
necessary for the person entering the same at tht
Custom House, to present to the Collector of to.
toms a certificate to that effect from the residnt
Hawaiian Consul, or in default of such Consul, froa
the Consul or Commercial Agent of such other coqb
try, at the port in China or the Phillipine Island,
from whence such goods, wares or merchandise shall
have been brought to this Kingdom ; and the peiron
entering the same at the Custom House, shall mkt
oath that such eoods, wares or merchandise are net
the growth or manufacture of China or the Philip, i
pine Islands, to the best of his knowledge and behtt
Section 4. This act shall take effect at the expinw
tion of six months from the date of its publication ia
the Polynesian newspaper.
The following Laws, which were passed by th
King and Privy Council during the recess, were,oa
the 26th of May, confirmed by the Legislature.
The Act to ouoanize the Judiciakt.
The Act to amend the Law kxlatixo to ?am
pokts. Both the above Laws were published in tht
Polynesian. December 1 1. 1852.
dues; aad the Act to axbxo Jolnt Resolvtioxs t
encourage the visits of Whalers. Published it
the Polynesian, September 25th, 1852. -
This moroinr, (May 23) of trrofulou complaint, Mia, Hiit t'
P. Gbiiwold, wile ot' Mr. Jaiuea A. brwwold, a-ei 'JO t
I'rieniU al rrlauoa are iavitcd to atteu4 lh fuaeria, ,
the resident of Juhaj Ii, at 4 P. St. lo-morrow, Sabtwtn. '
Tbid moiBini, (May 28.) about 2 o'clock, of detery,Ct.
F. Jaitziiau. MaMer of Uie bark BtH riBf of Boston.
PORT OF HONOLULU.
liar -J3 Haw b; Baltimore, fatv. bt d fm Manila.
2J urilifn lK ran ai a, .ucuiuii, to aa m sum franco
23 Am bk lihrnu. Jcning. 113 ds I m Boston.
U. ft. l. 3. A.xphiUite, 24 (uiM,i da fw Vaipamn.:
27 Van. sen loriiif manor, 16 ds tut saa t rancwew.
tthx plt-ndid, lit da liu baa t'ranciseu.
27 Am wb sb RicUard Mitchell, ffm Uilo.
21 An sb Fleetwood, Dale, Jhashe.
24 Br bk Mary It i) , Lisier, Kamncbatha.
Sailed from Manila.
March Bark Maid of Urlran, Wallts, tor Boston.
19 Ship Eureka, Welch. .Sew York.
1 w tNHilliern Cross, Pane,
2J Kaven. H. nry, "
22 Jwbun Bates, terbrouk, Boston.
w John Jay, U .wlaad, Aew York.
M Hindustan. Cusnius. Salaiu.
To the Ladies and others, Residents of tkf
"ITTNDEK the instructions of the managers of &
HJ Koyal Hawaiian Agricultural Society, the
iersigned would respectfull v invite the Ladies ml
others, residents of the islands, to furnish coatnbs-f
tions lor a table of refreshments, to be sold at the o-
hibition of the society, the proceeds thereof to b i
appropriated to the purchase of premiums, to be-!
terred in 1854 for agricultural and horticultural pre- J
ducts, and for specimens of needle work.
The committee will be in attendance at the CoaAc
House, on the day of the Pair at 10 o'clock A.M j
to receive and arrange such contributions as may te
ASIIER B. BATES,"!
FNEY, j ,
JNO. O. DOMINIS,
II. M. WHITNEY,
Honolulu, May 20, 1853-2t-3
HE UNDEltSIGNED intending to leave
kingdom ; all persons indebted will please $'
and settle, and all persons having claims against
are requested to send them in for payment.
3t-2 17. BOLAND.
1 r ICTOR CH AM EKEL. on nneior ot the Freacb Ik
V has ooened in his considerably enlarced ostablisbaMM
large and comfortable faloon, in which bo ban piacea a si
rate Billiard 1'ahle. He tskea rmina tn iatnna of it his naar
ous friends and customers, and begs then to honor with i
nresence the ooenins-of said saloon on next ThnrMsy.
o'clock in the eTenine a PaaUtniil benlaved lo inaumratt
Mlliard, and a neb queue d' hoanear will so toe prsf e -j
wiQiiiDg party ' -
rUST RECEIVED PER BHERING, AND I0'i
sale by J. C. SPALDING
12 Family Cooking Stoves,
50 Itcams Wrapping Paper. 5
C AAA IK. Va 1 l,lf lMal A PX i
BOO Ibn ltifr'rinf? Leather. IS dox. Axe Heir I '
r?0 c ' C f v
Honolulu, May 23, 1853-tf-3 J, ; ",'
TUST RECEIVED BY THE SUBSCRIBER: 7
f 25 bales, 28,000 yards, 4-4 Eughah Pc
bright colors and best assorted styles.
May 23. 1853-tf-3
J. C. SPALDING
ANILA CIGARS AND CHEROOTS ia f
IT JL to suit purchasers, for sale by
J. C. SPALDDfVi -v.-
May 23. 1853-tf-3
i COMPLETE assortment of Gent's GAITf'5
LV. and DRESS SHOES for sale by 1 1 .
xr in .r T r CD T TYrXi? 4-
HOUSE PAPER. A large and iplentiid awp
ment just received from California ex iBo2
Colorado, and Juno lor sale oy
J. C. SPALDI"G j!
THlOR SALE BY THE SUBSCRIBER
1L lowest market prices
20 Cases stout Brogans, pegged.
5 - thick Boots,
30 women' Shoes
10 20 doz. assorted sauces. i-
50 doz. preserved meats, 25 dos Lobsters, j t fore
10 " Olives, 10 dos Capers, i iP
20 ' Olive Oil, 250 doa Ale;- J ' Ii
100 cut glass Tumblers 100 prs. Decan . r
80 Dining Plates, 20 cases blue eottos- ; ..; Hon
S Cases Merrimac Prints, .
15000 lbs extra wh. Lead, 5000 lbs pure ji
500 ground Verdigris lfl0 lbs Lithargs. , "fTUS
40 doz. assorted Paint Brushes w
9 ftO h-ra rirnwn aruin 200 bxa tobaCCO. 20,009 CTican
kooo lha Pilot Brvad. 50 bbls new mess Port.
" C Z l ... T. b i
50 bbls Mess Beef, M
20 doz Palm Leaf Hats and a large
of general merchandise. J. C. SPALDl
Honolulu, May 25, lS53-tf-3