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r - i ;7 t'r; 'i ' I- 1 s.tr Jill lift ill J It . ' 5 r 11 t u II 5- t' f :i 1 f i T.I - -i i a i ; t v i i f 4 26 The Polynesia n, Ju ite 21,1856.. . j Bn SVutljovitn. CHAMBERLAIN'S XOTICa The Q.CEEX will receive her frrcnds el the Palace on Monday next, between the hours of Noota fcftd 2 o'clock P M. TENDER'S FOR LOANS ON EXCHE QUER. BILLS. ThQ Undersigned hereby gives notice that scaled tenders will be received by him up to the first of August next ensuing, from all parties willing to make loans on Exchequer Hills for two year, the bills to be payab!e to bearer, and the interest to be paid every six months, and to be so provided for by four coupons to each bill. Fifty Bills of Five Hundred Dollars each, and twenty-five Bills of One Thousand Dol lars each, will be issued, so as to complete the sum (not to exceed fifty thousand dollars) for which each party may tender. Each tenderer is to state the rate of inter est per annum which he demands to write ut top of his letter, "Tender for Exchequer Bills" to seal it, and address it to the un- dersigued. . The undersigned will not accept tenders where the rate of interest desired appears to him to be too high. L. KAMEHAMEIIA, 6-7t Acting Minister of Finance. THE POLYNESIAN. SATURDAY JUNE 21. 135G. His Nnjrstr's Marriage. It used to be a saying here that the elements even assisted on those iaipartaut days which the Chiefs set apart for ceremonial purposes in their own honor. Thuoder-and-lightning, earthquakes, clouds of horrible portent, eclipses especially pre- pared for tho occasion, and eruptions of obedient craters, gave loyal demonstration that nature waited on the footstep of those sovereign heroes. If the material world still acknowledges tho same sympathy and concern, it is now manifested in a way more in accordance with tha spirit of the times, for a lovolier day than Thursday last, which waa made inemarable by Ilia Majesty's having set it apart for his marriage, could not be selected amongst all the beautiful days of which our sun ny months ara garlanded. Strands, in walking through the streets in the early morning, ni ht have thought that our Sunday fell in the middle of the week, 63anti-busincss-like did everything appear; the whole town looked as if it was to let. The holiday was universally kept. The recont news from California being in men's minds, theyj UP t,,e rrocession. As the King issued from the could hardly fail to make a comparison between hice gite the firing of a royal salute was coin the state of things there and that existing here ; niocedt and d ring the passage to the church a n the one eide, mobs, murders and suicide, with ccreino,iy common enough in old times but whieh cxecutiops performed by amateurs, whilst the pro- few now among us have seen before, was observed, fessional corps got into little groups and criticised; lne soldiers by order, aud a great part of the on the other, quiet, sunshine, and what thc play wright calls a "universal gria.'' The hour ap pointed for the ceremony was eleven o'clock, but bag before that hour the tide set in towards the large stone Church in Kawaiahao, the largest building in the town, and therefore selected for tha occasion. It was pretty beyond everything, to ea the stream as it rolled on, absorhingeverything, or carrying it along, whilst even people who for some temporary purpose were going a little way against the current, soon found themselves caught in a sort of eddy and pointad ia the only legiti mate directi n. As journalists we may notice the fact, which as philosophers we are unahlo to accouut for, that whenever there is a marriage on loot, the concourse of spectators contains more than an averageof the female element. Theyoung are there of oursc, with their eyes very wide open and their hearts in a perfect flutter, for in some ! time or other, tuough perhaps on a very inferior stage, they very properly hope to bo thc heroines , ot similar occ suns, t hoso t whom that detes table word passie is ungallantly applied, hover round the altar, not so much with any viow of ever beir.fr allowed to ter.d its fire, as to observe what i :.. i .-p it. i.. .1.. e rl their aorj favored sisters. If there were any such a thing as a nunnery near at hand, some of them woald incontiuently devote themselves to a reli gious and meditative life : failing that, they take to acienoe, or seek relief in the exercise of an un flinching charity. "What induces the attendance of married ladies is no secret; for who would not wish to live again.it only in rec.IIection, the!;m;teJ t( un,lertake the rcsp msihilities of that pleasant st part of herlifo! or who. having dis 1 0ffi,; but t!u back-ground was liberally filled in covered her mistake, and in her own case made a j with thc roiations of the Bride. Upon Dr. T. C. . t t..a Ml t V ii . i ... 1 D.pwrec, ou. wm wtwn mese launcaics, with a mixture of hopo and anxiety, with a wish perhaps ta lend her own chart to show what women ought to avoid In marrying and in marriage. By a connection ot ideas, not altogether un natural, talking of the fair sex reminds us of tho military. We think it only just to compliment tho Cavalry Company upon their very effective ap pearance. Composed of proper and tall young men, accustomed to the saddle, in which most of them sit with as much case as if it were a rocking chair, it is not to be surprised at that they should the streets bong, as we say, full of women making holiday go by a rather round-about path to the place of rendezvous, and then perhaps discover the want of a buckle, or strap, or some other indispen sable article at home. One of thei cooJ Doints. too, is punctuality; in fact, they generally don .-l-htir uniform (which becomes them) an hour or twa before the hour specified, and ihcrefiwe have plenty of time to gj back for what is missing and come round another way. , This makes the streets f $uite gay. But let us haste to the wedding. The Chiwch being one of those objects that will sUnd a goai 41 of decoration, was prepared for the oc euSoo, aa a more gratifying metamorphosis was saver oeonfU4d. What before was bare and VJeak-loflktag, vai inverted into a sight that no eye could see without j4aai ring. The festoons of glittering leaves tfcai a4oraJ the large expanse of roof, ui the duplet fba hang like rings for CupU's doves to settle on (die Mr. Webster actu ally intend to embody a poetical fdea 1) lent a pe culiar fresbnen and beaty to the e?ne. The gsjlory ailing Were aleo f-st ned with a liherali tj of swUnal and appmlatioe of what i 3M in form, which wo hope we may, without being profanedescribe as having made that wilderness of pews to blossom like the rose. The largs pul pit, tho sounding-board of which with the pillars that support it, afTrded an excellent frame-work, was profusely decorated with flowers, arjung.d, wo understand, by hands fairer and a taste if possible more poetical than even Mr. Webster's. That pulpit was never so graced before. The large platform upon which the ceremony was performed, was erected immediately in front of it, and o big? was it that everybody in the church could behold the imposing scene thereon enacted. The wide steps that led to this platform ascended from the centre aisle. The altar, with all its accompnni inents of cushions, etc., was prepared for the ocea sion, and was as brilliant in material as it was elegant in design. It burnt with scarlet and gold, and might have given a permanent lustre to some churches ambitious of display. On the tower the great Standard fl ted to tho breeze, and where all the flairs camo from that adorned our town that C7 day is a mystery too difficult for us to peep into, But there they were, streaming in the wind and giving 6uch a holiday look to the city as no other inanimate things can produce. Long before the hour at which the ceremony was to take place, the spacious building was full of spectators, and those who were there will not accuse us of seeing every ! thing in coukur dc rose or pink champagne, when 1 c say that the sight was one to do a working man's eJcs good- The dresses were so gauze-like jand becoming, the colors so varied and bright, the ' faces so animated, the eyes so intelligent, the si- J lent lips so wculd-be loquacious and evidently primed, that one may travel a long way round the world or towards those loamy graves outside the church, before he sees again any tiling so cheery within such sacred walls. Nothing could be more amusing than to hear the remarks of some stran gers who had only arrived here a day or two pre vious, bringing with them the i ioa which seems to prevail abroad as to how Ilawaiians look and turn out on gala occasions. If they were not a little j surprised this paper is not the Polynesian. Tbe road from tho Palaco sates to the church was laid down with rushes, and lined with soldiery ;a"u oeatnd taem spxtitirs, lor t.ia edinca could . ... .... j onlJ conUin a fraction of thos) who wanted to see S thc siSht- Shortly after eleven o'clock the cortege of the Dride, consisting af several carriages, with grooms at the horses heads, favors and all that be longed to the occasion, passed by the cntranceof her future home, when the royal Groom with his train of equipages gallantly dashed out and the two com panies coalescing passed on their way. On each side of the carriages were carried gay Kahilis, of all ornaments thc most national and the most becom ing in a procession. The Prince shared with his brother a seat iu the ca:riag, and the rest of the company followed ia order due. The aides-de-camp appeared on horselck, Captain Ford's cav alry, whieh formed an escort, preceding and dosing spectators from a fooling of spontaneous loyalty, prostrated themselves till their foreheads touched the ground. The Hulumanus divesting themselves of their outer garments, threw them under the horses' feet. On arriving at the sacred edifice tho procession formed on foot and walked up thc wide aisle, the Palaco band play ing "God save the King." TL ! Bride and her company on ascending the plat form took their positions to the right, while His Majesty and suite occupied the space on the other sido of the altar. The Episcopal marriago service was rid by the Rev'd R. Armstrong in both Ha waiian and English ; this lengthened the ceremo ny and if anything rendered it more imposing, each promise being doubly made. His Majesty appeared in full uniform, and the Bride's dress offered unmistakable evidence of its Parisian origin. Nothing could have been more elegant, or have better suited her fairv-Iike nro- portions. The robe was of white silk, heavy and lustrous, with three flounces richly embroidered. The veil was of Brussels point lace, conSned to the hair by a wreath of roses and orange flowers beau tifully Wended. Her jewelry consisted of a superb set of diamonds, elegantly designed. The tout ensemble was happy in the extrcma, and in perfect keeping with the slightly perceptible pallor which was natural to tho occasion. Tho bride's-maids, who numbered no more than the Graces, appeared as bride's-maids only can. Of the many who woald have done honor to such an occasion, only the Princess Victoria Kaahumanu, the Hon. Miss Lydia Kauiak aeha and Miss Mary Pitman, were B. Rook div .lved tho honor iMa part of j uway the lirue daughter. giving Whilst tho ceremony was still being performed a salute of artillery declared the fact that the " pretty oath by yea and nay " had been pr. nounccd. As the bridal party left the church, another salute from tho battery on shore, and still another from the French brig-of-war AlcibiaiJe, an nounced of the royal pair, that "fast as the priest could make tlicm thev were one." The cortege having returned to the Palace, j though not precisely in the same order in which it i nai proceeded to the church, their Majesties were , vnitttl unim hv tli Dlnlnmatli' ami fTimitiibir fVm i j t i - jand by Captain de Marigney, of II. I. M.'s brig- of-war Alcibiade. Mons. Porria, the Commissi on er of France, addressed the effect: King to the following Sike: Galled uto by special circumstance to peak in the name of the Diplomatic Corps, I am indeed Irtppy to add the felicitations of ihe Govern ments repieseuted by it, to so many evidence ol public joy. In the numerous characteristics destined to charm and the eminent goodness of heart which diting iih the Partner this daycbosen by your 51 yesty, we see with pleasure new guarantees of happiness and prosperity for the Hawaiian nation. For this we offer to Providence oar sincere thanks. L. II. Anthon, Esq., the Danuh Consul, next felicitated their Majesties in the name of the Con sular Corps, after which the members of the Uouxe of Nobles and the Privy Council had the honor of being presented to the Ring and Queen. To the ball in the evening invitations bad been very generally extended, and between four and five hundred persona attended it. Since the last occa sion oq whieh it was opod, the palaee has bwi remodelled within and refurnished, a special agent having been despatched to the principal cities of the United States for the purpose of procuring eve rything that was necessary for the suite of recep tion rooms. The building and grounds were illu. roinated for the occasion, and presented a beauti ful sight. At each end of the avenue that leads from the principal gate, a triumphal arch had been erected, surmounted by a crown and tho royal coat-of-arms ; lamps and transparencies shining through leaves completed the design. On all the lamps that were attached to the trees, mottos were seen, and a pyramid of variegated lights was built round the flag-staff. The larg; verandah was sim ilarly illumined, and thc edifice glared with lights to its very summit. The supper tables were laid in a circular tent of dimensions more than suffi cient to accommodate tho numerous guests. All the ground was strewed with crisp grass or reeds, and soldiery drawn up here and there, like statues in modern uniform, helped the general effect. The columns were all festooned, aud wreaths and chap lets hung between them. To Mr. W. C. Tarke and Mr. Paul Emmert is due the credit of producing the nearest approach to fairy-land ever arrived at. The scene was in real life one of those which we have often beheld with delight on, and supposed to bo confined to, the stage. The moon kindly hid her light during the early part of the evening, but the curiosity of the sex to which she is given could n A be restrained, and she began to peep in time to sec by whom her chaste rivals were conducted to the supper room. ller Majesty's evening dress was an equisitely airy fabric of lace, embroidered in white silk and silver, interspersed with marabout feathers, and worn over an under-dress of white satin. 'The first quadrille was led by their Majesties, II. R. II. Princess V. Kaahumanu and Mons. Pcrrin being partners, as were also Prince Kainehameha and Miss llamelin, Mr. Wyllie and Miss Miller, Capt. de Marigny and Mrs. Bishop. Dancing was con tinued till a late hour, the presentations havnjr first been made. In justice to 11. R. II. Prince Knmelnmeha it ought to be said, that to his prompt ness and tact in ordering and arranging the details of so large an assembly may be ascribed the per- tect oruer ana regularity inai prevailcu. Lnacr his conduct the guests as they arrived made their bows of felicitation; and thc perfect-ease with which he directed the entertainment made it, apart from tho interest which it borrowed from the occa sion, one of the pleasantest evenings on record. In conclusion we will only add that the supper was ele gant and ample, and when the company dispersed fhere were none, we are sure, but said long live their Majesties. The dty was observed out of d.ors by all the world, feasting and fast riding lieing the two great sources of aiuus-.Mur.nt. Amongst thc illuiiiinati ns in the evening, that of Mons. Victor's II tel d France was particularly effective. ry As usual at this period of tho year, t'i r-- is little stirring in ourity of pirticular cnumereiul interest. Still, as fir as we c:;n ascertain , !u-i-ness generally appears to be in as healthy a stat' as usual at this season. Perhaps this in y n.t be saying much, for we fear that in too man cas.'s "next fall" is looked forward to as the time tn pay old debts a state of things which is certainly un healthy. We understand hat the importers have met this week to take into consideration the system of red its, and that means have been adopted, by the prin cipal ones, which will have the effect of making the punctual payment of a note when it becomes due, a matter of more serious consideration than it has hitherto been in this community. We are glad to learn this, as there can be little doubt that the looseness of the credit system here, anel with re gard to punctual payment of notes particularly, has been one cause why the parties who have failed in this city of late have 6hcwn such miserable as sets in proportion to their liabilities. It would have been better on all sides, not only for those who have stopped, but for those who have gone on and can go on, to have brought thoir affairs to a crisis on the day that their first note became due and was not met, than to have continued as they have borrowing and losing money. We are glad to observe the establishment of an agency for a Fire and Life Assurance Company in these Islands, as will be seen by the advertisement j in another page. Our citizens may now, if they choose, go to bed without feeling that a fire can make them penniless before morning. The horrid clang of the fire-bell need not now cry ruin to us all. Another public benefit which it appears to uo should accrue from this agency, is that of attract ing capital and lessening the rate of interest by increasing the security of so much property. Corrcsponiicncr. From our owa Correspondent. Losoox, 3lst of March, 1856. Mr Dear Editor, The bells in the church-spires have just done ringing loud peals to do honor to a fact which was announced in Paris yesterday (Sunday) at half-past 2 i.M.. and at 10 o'clock at night in Lon don, by the firing of guns, the signing of the Treaty of Pe;ice, The pacification of the Old World is a matter to be thankful for. Pe ice was a consummation devoutly to bs wished. But all events long expected, especially when tho cert aiuty of their approach becomes daily more certain, fail to produce that shock of joy or terror, wh'c'.i is the result of an earthquake, or some unexpected stroke of misery. So people are quietly going on with their business as if nothing had happened. I dare say every one is inwardly pleased, and will show gratitude upon a day set apart for thanksgiving. I believe it has been ever the same and I notice in my reading this morning relative to the eventful Spring of 1815. that not one word ia said about the impending battle that was to decide the fate of Europe, and the 18th of June is passed over without a reference to it, and people were thinking more about papering their rooms, or the birth of a baby, than they thought of Waterloo, and that wonderful triad who contested the p'ain of Houguemont Dut great events are seen afterwards. Dy distance they gather into greatness, and their true proportions are known. This war, now happily finished. um lasiea oniy aooui 1 1 j tars, uni 11 ocourre-i auer thirty-nine years of peace. This shows, amongst other things, the growing feeling in men's minds in fivor of peice. Europe buckled ou th? caiuj ani swirl, not willingly, but of necessity n t with a w.su to vex the Itusians, but in defease of the bat-woe of power in 1 Europe, and in the cause of -in oppre-sed nation, though j that nation di:leird ia ur eryed f"Ora' ! d"f n kr. And now, when overture are nil for qu.et an t re conciliation, she is ready to op-.-n her arms and ran to meet, a a friend, biu) who had arrayel hisHf as. an enemy. - And now, with a running leap, lam going to ji.no from n . t ,. . ... euro pc to 1 ne racinc, ana 10 speas oi a i-uoji'ii w 1: gives roe great regret, that of the B1U.4 Uep;juaU'ii j of the Hawaiian Wand. Dr. ILUabnuid'a Repor: is clear, and it humane. It points out frets an I (rwsew, ! and it suggest remedies. The subject ha been mu ii in my own mind since I received tas Frj iwirx containing hi statement, and I earnestly hope th 4 the Government will set itself with energy to the task of doing all poasiblo to avert the disappearance of the peopje.aad ekeci the downward pvgvea ef events. A great valae must be set and exhibited to the nation on native popu lation, on large and well-conducted families. By schools, by healthy country cniployments the people must be drawn away frtm the coast, from the shipping for alis! commerce, whieh bears often on her wings civil isation and religion, too often carries likewise with her the taint and infection of evil, moral and physical. I conceive that a system of reward would operate well towards the attainment of the great object, the renova tion of the native population. It seems strange to me, writing from London, where population oppressively large and overcrowding, is a great source of moral evil to speculate on the mentis of retriering a people that is dimiubhing in number, and in dinger of disappearing entirely : a people that has exhibited idiosyncrasies more nearly approaching those of Europe and Asia than any other native population. Rut it is within a century that a large family in this very country was looked upon with respect and gratitude. The Romans also granted municipal privileges to those citizens who Dossessed a certain number of children. In England after the long wars, which terminated in the battle of Waterloo, some exemptions were made in faTor of large families. I therefore venture to suggest to the King and his Couuuil the institution of an order of merit, as being a means of encouraging f iroily institutions, and as a consequence, the restitution of a native population. This order or decoration would be servieeaMe, also a distinctive mark of the Royal favor to the officers of State, and all who haTe served their country and gor ernmcnt well. Should such a distinction be considered in the Pacific frivolous or inadequate, I can say, as a recommendation, that in civilired Europe it h is come to pa-s at last that the nominal distinction, the medal, the ribbon of an order, is the ultimatum of reward, sur passing the bestowal of wealth, or anything that would prima faris be considered most valuable. The collar and ribbon of the Garter in England, and the collar of the Fleece in Spain are honors which Kings are glad to receive, and which arc the highest distinction whieh a subject can accept. In France the cord anel medal of the Legion of Honor are a gratifying though an in expensive mark of favor from the Sovereign to his subjects. I would farther suggest that the order should be exe cuted in two material. One in silver, containing the weight of a dollar ; this suspended round the neck by a cord of a stated color, and to be given to the father or mother of a family creditable to the state, both in point of numbers, and in being virtuously brought up.- Thus it should serve as a premium on population and educa tion. Then I would have another form for a high reward to servants of the government or to illustrious foreigners whom the King might wth to carry away with them some token of esteem. This I would have made smaller and of enamel ; to be worn on the breast in full dress ; when not worn in its place to be indicated by a piece of ribbon of stated color, the national hue. 'this would niveau order of merit of two classes. Those who are inclined to sneer at an old world method of reward, have yet to learn its great value and its prac tical utility. In this country you well remember the dignity which attaches to a man, who, being created Knight or Baronet, is entitled to use the prefix Sir' with his name. It is not money that we live for, but the answer of a good conscience, and the favor and estimation of great and good men. Yours, &c, FLEET STREET. To the Editor of the Polynesian : Sir, There are, no doubt, many of your readers who will expect a reply to the article relative to the Mor mons which appeared in your paper of last week, over the signature of S. Guess. To such, I wish to say that it never was my intention to enter into any controversy with that individual upon Mormonism, the Mormons, or anything pertaining to them temporally or spiritually, and never should h ive condescended to notice him or his productions in any mnnner, but for the good faith and endorsement which they received through the columns of the I'-tlynexian. Statements eniirely unreliable were thus made credita ble, and as such calculated to deceive; it was to neutral ize this influence ircd this only which induced me to publish a refutation of bis sland-er.' He his s-en fit to continne his misrepresentations in last week's paper, but so long as they h ive no stronger suDDorters than the alias signature of S. Gues, I am perfectly willing that ihe public should be their own judges of him and his calumnies. For whi't I con-i I er myself bound upon all occasions to enter into a f u I disou.ssion of the tenets and character of the people whom I h ive the honor to represent, the individu il i j draw me into nuch, must be prompted by motives tin er than those of pique and revenge. Thanking you Mr. Editor, for the indulgence ia o .. columns.. Iam respect full v. Voui Ob t Sc:v t. Honolulu, June 20, 1800. J'JH.N F 1 A i. SUPREME COURT In Probate. In the matter of the estate of Hakau, deceased. Judge Robertson delivered the decision of the Court, as follows : Ou the 8th of March, but, Samuel Kaanaam, the administrator on the estate of Hakau, was discharged by Judge Andrews, upon submitting a report of his ad ministration and a statement of a division of the prop erty, made by him between the surviving heirs of Ha kau. J. W. Marsh, admiuistrator on the estate of Kahiwa lani, a deceased nephew of Hakau, appealed from Judge Andrews order discharging the administrator of Ha kau, on the ground that proper notice had not been pre viously given, to those interested in the estate, toappear at the hearing, and content, if they desired to do so, the administrator's application. That appeal was heard by this court, on the l'Jth of March, and he matter re manded to the Probate Court, for a re-hearing. The matter was, accordingly re-heard by Judge An drews, alter due public notice, and, on thc 2nd of May, he delivered his judgment.confii niing the division of Ha kau's property, between Samuel Kaanaana. and Waaka hi, nephews; and Moii the niece, of deceased, and Manoa, a distant relation of Hakau's first husband. The judge, at the same time, refused to admit the claim to a share of Hakau's property, made by the administrator of Kahiwalani, on the ground that, at the hearing of the application for letters of administration, on the es tate of Hakau, in January 18oj, Kahiwalani, who was then alive aud present, sta'ed voluntarily and upon oath, that "he had received his share before his mother's (aunt's) death," and this statement the judge consider ed conclusive. Kahiwalani's administrator now appeals from this de cision, on two grounds, first, that Manoa is not le gally entitled to any share of the property of Hakau, and secondly, that Kahiwalani's statement to the effect that "he had received his share before his mother's death," ought not by itself to be regarded as conclusive, and is negatived by the facts and circumstances of the case, as presented in evidence, and by his own acts and conduct subsequently to the time of Hakau s death. So far as the claim of Manoa to a share f the prop erty is concerned, we arc clearly of the opinion that the judgment of the court below, cannot be sustained. Un der the statute regulating the descent of property, pass ed in 18')0, the estate of Hakau is distributable among the children of her deceased brothers and sisters, and these, as appears by the evidence, are Samuel Kaanaa na, Waakahi,Moii,and Kahiwalani.the last of whom died since Hakau's death. We think it is clearly proved by the testimony of J, and other witnesses, that Manoa was not related, even in the most remote degree, to Ha kau, but was merely connected in some way with her first husband, Kahananui, Sen. Nor do we think that, although Manoa lived in the family of Hakau for a great length of time, there is satisfactory evidence to show that she had formerly adopted him as her child, or an evidence whatever that she intended him to share in ber property, with her nephews and niece, Had Ma noa been adopted by Hakau as her son, in due form of law, he would have been sole heir to her estate, upon her dying intestate. And we cannot see how he can claim any share whatever, unless he can do so as the adopted son of the deceased, for ha certainly cannot claim to inherit, as being the child of any of ber brothers or sisters. We are of opinion therefore that his claim can not be allowed. Let us now proceed to consider the claim set up on behalf of the estate of Kahiwalani. We think this rests entirely upon one qnestion, and that a question of fact, viz: did, or did not Kahiwalani receive, by way of ad vancement, during the life time of Hakau, a share of her property in lieu of the share he would have been by law entitled to, on the death of Hakau, intestate? If he did so receive any such advancement, the onus of proving that fact, and of slwwing what property he did receive, rests upon the partie who now oppose the claim male by his administrator. We think the position taken I y the administrator is correct, viz.: that, if Kahiwala ni. w is not to advanced in fact, in the life time of Ha- f il ik iu, bis general statement before the court of Pn.bite, that "he did not claim any part of her prop erty, because he had received his share before her datii," cannot be regarded as conclusive, so as to bar or defeat fle rights or others, ror instance, his wire s r.jjht ot dower, in any real estate to which he became euLtJed, on the death of Hakau, and the right or his creditors to bava whatever property he inherited, ap plied to the piymect of hi debts, in the absence of other property belonging to bis estate, of an amount sufficient to meet their claim. ' ; We are aware that the admission by Kahiwalaal in the eort of Probate, that be bad received bis share in the life time of Hakau, comes within the rales applica ble to what are usually denominated tolemn admiuiemti but his statement was made under circumstances which rendered the Cict, as to whether he bad been advanced or not, merely a collateral matter. The main facts necessary to be proved, on the application of Samuel Kaanaana for letters of administration, were the death of Hakau and that she died intestate. To our minds the voluntary statement of Kahiwalani, that he had no eluini to the property, appears to have been intended as an explanation of the somewhat unusual circumstance that, although be was the eldest of Hakau's nephews, had assumed the management and control of her prop erty, and had the first right to administer on her estate, he waived that right in favor of his younger brother. Again, the admission of Kahiwalani, having been made at a time when the rights of other parties were liable to be seriously affected thereby, it ought not, injustice, to be held conclusive as against them, although it might have been so as against himself, particularly as between him and any other party who had been induced to act upon the faith of such admission, or been led thereby materi ally to change his pom t ion. - It seems to us, that to lay down a different doctrine would be extremely dangerous as affording an opportunity to parties, by accepting per haps a merely nominal consideration, entirely to defeat, by collusive or fraudulent admissions, the just rights and claims cf others. Not a particle of evidence has been adduced by the other heirs, to corroborate or sustain the admission of Kahiwalani, by showing that he had evtr received any part of Hakau's property, by Way of advancement du ring her life time; while, on the other band, it is in proof that, subsequently to her death, he erected two houses, one of them built of stone, upon the family dwelling lot in Honolulu; used and controlled her prop erty, generally, as if it was his own, in one instance pledged the title deeds of a portion of the real estate, as security for a loan of money, and repeatedly held himself out to others as being entitled to a part, if not the whole, of Hakau's property. It appears too. that Hakau died in the month of December, 1So3, while the application for administration on her estate, was not made until the month of January I860, and durin;; this interval all the other heirs silently acquiesced. even after one of them had received letters of adminis tration, in Kahiwalani treating the property as his own. The administrator has further introduced evidence tend ing to show that, at the time Kahiwalani' made the ad mission relied upon, he was indebted to other parties, to an amount far exceeding his ability to pay, unless he was entitled to a share of the property of Hakau. This circumstance, together with others, in the case, coerce us into the belief that the admission was fraudulent. After carefully weighing all the evidence adduced by the Administrator of Kahiwalani, together with the ab sence of any proof on the other side, beyond his own declaration, that he had ever received or accepted any thing whatever, by way of advancement, during the life time of Hakau, we are of opinion that the claim of his administrator must be sustained. Upon the death of Hakau intestate, the interest of Kahiwalani in her property, which was previously a mere expectancy, ri peued immediately into a vested interest, and as such was liable to his wife's right of dower, which could not be defeated by his admission. But we regard that admission as so far conclusive against him, that before his administrator cau be allowed to apply any part of Hakau's property to the payment of Kahiwalani's debts he must first show that without this fund the estate of Kahiwalani is insufficient to meet the claims coming against it, after the other assets have all been exhaust eel. The decision below is over-ruled. Chief Justice Lee concurred. J. W. Marsh Esq., for Estate of Kahiwalani. J. E. Chamberlain Esq., for Samuel Kaamiana et. als. F0H2IG2I HEWS. Peace l'rrnly MnrJ. Pt ACF. WAS SIGNED AT PaRIS OX SlW'DAT TnE COTH of Mvrcu. Theevent was announced 111 Paris arid Lmdon by salvoes of artillery. Paris was illumi nated, and in England tlwi church bells were j;. ti ed, 'f liree or four weeks must el ipso 0. e ratite.t tions of the treaty can be exchanged. Details o! adjustment are referred to a Commission. The great event of Peace has swallowed up u'l luin -r subjects of news. The British Admiralty have sent two steamers in search of the Pacific. The Allies have cciiiuien- ced the demolition of the inclosure around Ssevasto-1 pol. Ishmael Pacha is increasing the army of An- toiia. jen. .viauravu-u nas receiveu re-tniorce-ments by way of the Caspian Sea and Tiflis. Walter Savage Landor has addressed an appeal to Th Times, in behalf of Louis Kossuth, who he declares to be in the utmost want. Kossuth has declared himself greatly mortified at its publica tion. 'There is no excitement whatever in Eng land with regard to tho difficulties with the United States. A review of 100,000 men was to be held at Paris on the signing of tlw Treaty. Napoleon is going to sond an expedition to colo nize Madagascar. The Assembly of Hamburg has rejected the project for a new Constitution, to w. drawn up by thc (jermunic Diet. The differences between Austria and Home relative to the propos ed Conference to interpret the Concordat, have been mutually arranged. Very bad feeling is exhibited by Russia and Prussia toward Austria. The Queen of Spain has performed the annual cer emony of washing the feet of the poor. So also has the Emperor of Austria. There is nothing further concerning the Carlist troubles. Sisniu? ( Ibe Treaty. Thc Tendon Timet Paris correspondent says : "A Council of Minsters was hedd at the Tuile ries at II 1-2 o'clock and remained sitting till 2 1-4. The Emperor presided, and gave his last in structions, and Count Walewski returned to his official residence to receive tho Plenipotentiaries. They appeared in full uniform, and all their orders and decorations. Thy assembled in th Salle de Conferences before 121-2, and after the Treaty was read over proceeded to sin it in the same alpha betical order in which they have been wont to take their places during the Conferences. Crowds of people had been out from an earl, our, as it was known that something important was to occur, and numerous groups of spectators gathered on the quays opposite and close to the Foreign-Office to sec the Plenipotentiaries pass. These were receiv ed, both on going and returning, with marks of great respect from the people. Everything took place as mentioned. "The moment the signatures were completed the expected signal was given, and the cannon from the esplanade of the Invalides proclaimed the news D; lore me 1 lenipoienuanes nau qumcu hib uoit. Soon after the following notice was posted up on tho walls of Paris; . " CoN6kEss or Pabis. March 39, 1336. "Peai:e has been siened this dav at I o'clock, at the MinUlrv of Foreign affairs. The Plenipotentiaries of France, Austria, Grent Britain, Prussia, Russia. Sardina and Turkey, have affixed their signatures to the treaty which puts and end lo ihe present war, and which, by settling the question of the East, establishes the repose of Eumpe 011 solid and durable bases. "This notice was read by thousands with intense curiosity and great satisfaction. Soon after appear ed a Supplement t the Moniteur containing the same announcement. The effect produced is of course all that could be imagined, and the leeling would very probably have been much more strong ly expressed, had it not been that for two or three days past, the conclusion was confidenly expected for this day. . "The weather is fine, the sky serene, the sun warui and undimmed, and all the thoroughfares are thronged with people. Already preparations are made for the illuminations of to-night, which, it is expected' will rival the display on the birth of tho imperial prince.- I should not omit, the coin cidence that the Countess Walewski, wife of the Minister for Foreign Affairs and President of the Congress,, was delivered of a girl this morning at 8 o'clock, only three or four hours before her hot band affixed his signature to the treaty of peace. "The Plenipotentiaries will continue to meet during the present week, as before, for the settle ment of other- matters not of a light or unimport ant character, which have not yet been settled. They and the resident members of the diplomatic corps, dine in full uniform, with the Minister of Foreign Affairs to-morrow.. . The treaty will not be made public until . the. exchange of the ratifica tions, and, as Constantinople and St. Petersburg are distant frjm Paris, the Plenipotentiaries remain still bound by their obligation of silence for two or three weeks to come." Speech mf the Eatperr. . The Times Paris correspondent writes that, when the news of the signing of the treaty was announced 'to the Emperor, he expressed himself to the toJlwiog eoeet : He thanked the v lempotenti- - O - vwm w uiiu WllQ try, ' agreeable tidings. He observed that the result 1 their labors during the Conference was the plete realization of the speech delivered by Clarendon in the House of Lords, and that & peace which the Allies were determined 00 eluding was one which carried with it no humjjv ation to Russia, and which did not comproiBi the dignity or independence of any one. It w in fact, such as a great nation might rronoao ' accept without degradation ; and it, therefore, all the elements of solidity and durability. r measure, owing te the conciliatory spirit hd th, moderation which marked the policy of EnluM and which was particularly felt in the course of present Conferences. j Ihe same writer says there are other qutjstiom I of paramount interest pending, and it would not r be proper for the Plenipotentiaries to leave witfc. f out taking them into considerati m : "I understand that Lord Clarendon has no ij. j tendon of quitting Paris for the moment. I j. I lieve I am not in the slightest degree mistake when I state that the best feeling prevails her " among all clases, and almost all parties at tl con. j.,- ..e v .1 1 a. 1 ai . . duct of England throughout ; and the impnjggioj is that the peace will be found honorable for all concerned, and satisfactory." The Post Paris correspondent writes : "If we make up accounts, perhaps the contract is in favor of Russia, to whom more lug ba given up than she has renounced. Such a result is naturally the case, because it was never the in tention of England and France to punish Muscovit aggression with conquest involving loss of territo rv. or permanent occupation." The conference resumed yesterday its sittings, to discuss the details of the treaty. The same se cresy will still prevail over its sittings; but then can be no doubt but that the principal contest will be on the question of the Danubian Principalities. That is admitted on all hands.: I should tell yog however, that there are many who believe that the most difficult question of all remains to bf bo settled, and that it was only the will of Napok on that forced the corference to sign what th fear is an imperfectly adjusted settlement. I3 . this may be good policy on the part of Napoleoj, since when peace is once declared mistrust is re moved, confidence restored and the chances of amicable settlement of difficult questions xieight ened. On one thing you may rely, that since tie commencement of the negotiations, nothing menace has been nsed towards Russia: her proud position before the world and the noble manner in which she contended against her adversaries bi been the daily song of the Bonapartes to the Em. sian plenipotentiaries. Whatever concessions thev have made, have been made as concessions to t! kindly feelings of the French government, rather than from any positive consciousness of necessitr. The war has been a frightful one to all parties en gaged, and feeling of humanity . entered vn largely into the deliberations of the Conference. The treaty was drawn up by a Committee of on representative of each Government., from instrw tions drawn from each day's proceedings. The re port of the Committee was adapted unanimous in the sitting of Saturday. Seven copies of this treaty were prepared on parchment, under the di rection of M. Feuillet, the head of the Protocol Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. oc lor each Government. In signing, the Plenipotentiaries first examinta carefully that each copy of the treaty correspondei Count Walewski, as President of the Conference, signe ! each of the seven copies first ; then the Rep resentatives of each Government signed fm in turn, s that tha copy destined for each govern ment will bear first after the signature of thePres- jul'-iit the signatures of its own representatives. Alter tin 1 resident and tlie two representative! of the government to which the copy belonged, the rest signed in alphabetic! order. In this manner all questions of jealousy in regard to precedenc was avoided. The signing occupied an hour rnd half, which is not curious, in view of the fact th , tw,, .- i.n,i.i :.,t:i j flour;3hes to make. There are seven copies of tl copies of the treaty, and fourteen names to be signed to each, making in all ninetv-eiiht names. The name of any individual in France, holding a higher positios than that of domestic, signet! without one or mrr characterise flourishes, would be almost without moral force. The treaty was signed with a quill prepared for the occasion. The Plenipotentiaries each to pre serve the quill with which he signed his name aiid made his flourishes. Hut the Empress having ex pressed a desire to preserve the quill with whieh the treatv wjs signed, the Plenipotentiaries acced ed to her wish, and a pen was accordingly prepar ed for this purpose. An eagle's quill was selected, which was elegantly mounted in gold. Why this bellicose emblem was chosen instead of a goose quill, does not appear. Early in the afternoon on Tuesday,ApriI lst,the the current of soldiers and citizens commenced moving towards the Champ de Mars. On the part of the people it was one of those spontaneous movements that renews itself from time to time during the course of the year in Paris, and which seems more like a popular infection than a curiosi ty to see a review. " Sixty thousand soldiers were under arms, which included the entire twentv thousand men of the Imperial Guard. The num ber of people in the neighborhood of the parade ground might almost lie estimated by the popula tion of tho city. The Emperor was accompanied by a suite whicb included officers from all the grand States of Europe, and even from Africa and Asia. It seems as if Europe had made a rendezvous for this review The Count Orloff and military suite very naturally attracted great attention. . " iroin the Palace of the Tuileries to the Champ de Mars, the whole distance, was crowded with s dense mass of people, who all seemed straining to catch a view of the great Russian. - Immediately in the rear of the Emperor, and at his sides Prince Napoleon and the young Prince of Renss ; then came the Count Orloff and suite, then the Marquis of Yilamarina, Sardinian member of Conference, and suite ; then Marshal Narvaez and General Prim, of Spain ; then the Marshals Vaillant, Mag nan, Baragnay d'Hilliers and Canrobert (Mar shal Bosquet yet suffers too much with his arm to mount on horseback 1) then several distinguished Austrian, Prussian, English, Turkish and African officers. After these the Etat-Major of the garri son of Paris, and other officers, native and foreign On this occasion they was no American. His Maj esty was well, but not enthusiastically received, lie went through the usual motions, however, and sometimes, by anticipation, took off hia chapwi to mere shadow of a shout. At the Champ de Mars, the members of the Ct ference other than those on parade, the Imperi! family and the members of the Government, wrr collected on the balconies of the Military Schovi. As usual, the day was beautiful, though in thu instance it could not be especially attributed to' i Kleon's lucky star, since fbr nearly four weeks ? ve had nothing but the loveliest sunshine andi clear bracing air. On the field the division of Gn- eral Forey, that division of the Eastern army whici : was on the Danube, and through the entire cam paign of the Crimea, attracted the most attention This division recognized and cheered loudly ti Spanish General Prim, and Count De Reu'ss, i whose valor they had bad abundant evidence befoi the walls of Sebastopol. The general himself was no f less pleased to meet once more those gallant fellows ' The Victoria medal easily distinguished th Crimean regiments from those who bad been toth East. The only order worn by the Emperor besiJe that of the Lezion of Honor, was the English order of the Bath. . It was a general remark that ti r u . 1 j r 1 - . 1 1. . loat " ireoeu wjiuien nave mucn unprovea cy iuo two years of severe discipline, whether in or otf - of camp ; and it is very generally admitted, tb at no period has France ever bad such an army J physical qualities or general e'fficieccy, as at v . present moment. ' : ' On the evening of the 17th, Arril the Lord Mjt' or of London and Lady Mayoress entertained IIi bxceuency sir. JJaUas at dituaer at tne Mv"v'-f House in honor of bis-, arrival in England as Rep resentative of the Great Trans-Atlantic RepuW The list of gvests invited to. neet him cental -names of the greatest distinction. uxxa, Thursday, April 17, 2f- . Oueof the most important renditions in ,w '