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SATURDAY. MAY 22. 1958.
On Thursday evening we issued the fol
lowing supplement to the Polynesian :
HER MAJESTY'S ACCOUCHEMENT.
BIRTH OF A FRXNCC.
"We have the greatest pleasure in announc
ing that an event has just taken place to
which every loyal well wisher of their Ma
jesties the King and Queen of these Islands,
and every one who desires the perpetuity of
the Hawaiian Kingdom under its hereditary
sovereigns, has looked forward to with un
This Evening, atlOminutes past Go'clock,
her Majesty was safely delivered of a male
infant. The Mother and Child both appear
likely to do well.
The medical gentlemen who assisted on
this happy occasion were Doclors T. C. B.
Rooke and W. Hillehrand. In apartments
adjoining the Royal chamber, besides many
others assembled to do honor to the birth of
the infant heir, were II. R. II Prince Kame
hameha, H. It. H. the Princess Victoria
Kaahumanu, Governor Kekuanaoa, Fanny
Young Naea, Jenny Lahilahi Kaeo, Grace
Kamaikui Rooke, H. M the Queen Dowa
ger, (each of whom is intimately related
willi either the Royal Father or Mother.)
Besides the above there were many oth
ers who havinjr the rijrht of entree availed
themselves of it to be present to otler their
A salute of 21 suns fired immediately after
her 3Iajesty'a delivery gave l he public the
first announcement of the happy event."
t Yesterday was observed as a great gala day in
Honolulu, in honor of the young Prince. At 8 o'clock
bucU a display cf flags was hoisted as to give the town
quite a holiday-appearance, and at 12 o'clock all the
places of business, with one exception (the printers will
tell you irhicA that was) were closed, and the streets
became crowded with well-dressed people. During the
morning the members of the Diplomatic corps waited
on his Majesty's with their congratulations. At li
o'clock the foreign Consuls called to pay their respects,
when A. P. Everett, Esq., the Consul for Chili, made a
short and appropriate address for himself and hi3
brother Consuls, in which he very happily felicitated
the King on the birth of the Prince, adding other plea
His Majesty replied as follows :
I very kindly thsnk you for the congratulations you liaveju-t
offered to the Queen and mtself, and for the kind wishes you
have exureed for the protperity and happiness of the infant
Prince I also tiiaiik you tor the many expressions of sympa
tby and good will w hicn you have employed towards my pea
pie mud Goveruuieut,and for the prosperity of both. I assure
you that the prosperity and happiness of my country, and of
all who live within my rule, are subjects dear to my heart.
And there is no greater encouragement afforded me that the
hopes ho often expressed by the friends of the Hawaiian people
will be fulfilled, than the knowledge that I hare the support
and y mpaihy of the great and powerful nations whose oilirers
I rejoice to see before me on this, to me, particularly happy
Those gentlemen were hardly departed when various
officers of the government appeared, and W. Goodale,
Esq., the Collector-General of Customs, in the name of
all, addressed His Majesty to the following effect :
Sihb; We, Officers employed in Your Majesty's service, loyal
and faithful to Your Majesty, as Sovereign, feeling interested in
the perpetuity of Your Dynasty, beg leave on this happy occa
sion to offer to Your Majesty and to Her Majesty, the Queen, our
sincere congratulation on the birth of an heir to the Throne.
And we hope that it may please God Almighty to prolong Your
happy reign for many years and to preserve the life of the young
Prince, so that be may fill the Throne after you.
And we further prny, that Her Majesty, the Queen, may be
preserved as a blessing to You and an ornament to Your Throne
for many very happy years.
The King returned thanks for the kind expressions
conveyed, but he epoke with evident feeling, and did
not protract his remarks.
At 3 o'clock the foreign inhabitants of Honolulu pre
sented themselves in great numbers, the large reception
room being perfectly crowded by the gentlemen who
wished to show, by their presence, the interest they
take in (he late event. At the same time the Household
Troops appeared, and the Honolulu Rifles (in full force)
under Captain Coady, entered the Palace avenue, and
both corps were ranged in line before the principal
entrance. His Majesty having gone out upon the por
tico, Prince Kamehameha, in the name of the soldiery,
adJreessed him to this effect :
Sibi: Your troops under my command and my Staff, has
ten to express their sense of gratitude that it has pleased the Al
mighty to bless You with a son, and your people with a Prince
des:iued to occupy the Throne of your forefathers. Of that
Throne we have the honor to be the defenders but long may it
be before it shall need any support but that whkh comes from
the hearts of a loyal and hr.ppy people. In the happiness which
must now possess You and ller Majesty, the Queen, we rejoice,
fur we desire nothing more than Your happiness, and long, very
long, may it be before the new born Prince may miss Your pa
rental care, or Your subjects Your enlightened rule. May the
Prince have very many years iu which to study from his Father
how to reign, and when in the course of nature he must mount
the Throne, may his reign be happy and his country prosperous.
- The King, who was very visibly effected, so much so
that he had to pause after saying a few words, and ap
peared to proceed, with great difficulty, replied as fol
Pbiie ad Soldi ass !
The expressions of loyalty yon have just uttered are very
welcome to me. There is no tie between the head of a gov
ernment and his troops like that of mutual good wishes and a
rouiniuo object. Such exists between us, and may it Lever
cease to exist. So long as it does we have nothing to fear of
one another, but every thing to hope. In the Queen's name
and that of our infant son I thank you kindly for your generous
After retiring to a private apartment for a minute
or two, His Majesty entered the reception room in
which the foreign gentlemen were assembled, amongst
whom were several members f the Mission and Clergy
men. Abner Pratt, Esq., the U. S. Consul, made the
following remarks :
Yt a Majesty :
For myself, and in hehalfof the highly respectable body of
foreigners here present, and who reside at the seat of Your na
tional government, I tender You, and through You to Your na
tive sul'jects, the most heart-felt congratulations, ou Die birth of
a royal a ; and th comfortable condition of the fortunate and
happy Mother. May that son long live, and prove an Invaluable
blessing to his race, by the adoption of that liberal and enlight
ened course, now so wisely pursued by hi Boyal Father, in sup
porting those great fundamental principles of morality and reli
gion, which most ever constitute the only safe foundation of
a rational civil government; in building op, and permanently
establishing primary schools, and other educational institutions,
the only broad basis of human intelligence among the masses of
any people: and In fostering industry, agriculture and commerce,
the great and true sources of Tour national wealth, and
Your national prosperity, until the inhabitant of the beau
tiful group of Islands, Tour national domain, shall export,
and import millions annually. And until Tour national
government shall stand firmly upon a footing with the most fa
vored and enlightened nations of the world.
Mr. Pratt having concluded the Rev. S. C. Damon
addressed the King in these words in presenting a Bible :
ias:-rThe announcement, last evening, of the birth of a
Prince was hailed w ith marked 'manifestations ol joy by all
classes in this community, but among none with more pleas
ure than the foreign residents. We have embraced the very
earliest opportunity that propriety afforded for tendering your
Majesty and our illustrious tonsortotiruiifeigned congratuls
tions upon this joyful occasion.
A a suitable expression of our sympathy, we designed to
have furnisbeJ the Royal Nursery with an article or furniture
but learned when too late that your thoughttulness had anlici
paled our plan. In this dilemma it was neested that no
more appropriate token could be presented the young Prince
than th:s Sacred Faltume. which I now present, in toe name of
the (ureUa resident of Honolulu, s-hould our Heavenly
Father pei uiit him to live and become your sueeressor (although
our earnest prayer is that that day may be far il:taiit) may his
mind he early imbued w ith ftible principles and the great
truths of the Compel of Jesus Chti-t- I need not remind your
Majesty what those principles a d troths are, or hrwessea
tial to rood government and the well being i.f society, for we
have not forgotten your eloquent remarks and noble sentiments
as expressed in the re. ly or your .Majesty w hen presented
with a Bible by the American Bible Society one year apo.
Should your Royal son be instructed in lhone principles h
will be fitted t.i conduct, in a manner worthy a prince, and
rule worthy a Kins. In due time let him be reminded of hat
prayer offerred by Kiog Solomon when ascending the throue
of David, an J the God of Israel may grant him those inesti
mahle, but unasked blessings, which will renderyour liue il-
lustr: his and long perpetuated.
Turning to Mr. Daman and the other reverend
gentlemen present His Majesty observed :
For your valuable present allow me to thank yon in the name
of my son, whoe advent into this life has ben greeted so kind
ly, so heartily, by the community at large, but by none more
sincerely, or with more ardent wishes for his real happiness than
by yourselves of that I am sure. The birth of the young Prince
has placed me in a relationship to which I have hitherto been a
stranger, and it has imposed upon me new responsihilties.
trust that in my conduct towards him throughout my life, I may
remember the particular offering which your affection deemed
most proper, and that as this Bible is one of my boy's first po;ses
sions, so its contents may be the longest remembered. In the
Queen's name and my own I thank you, and it shall be the task
of both of us to teach our first-born child to kindly regard you.
Then addressing himself more particularly to
Mr. Consul Piatt, and from him to the assembly in
general, His Majesty added :
Cestlimen and Friends:
I receive your congratulations on this occasion with mixed
feelings of pleasure and pride. I take pleasure in knowing that
the event which has given so much happiness in my own domes
tic circle, has caused pleasure hi this whole community and
brought to my house these unmistakable marks of sympathy and
good will : and I cannot but feel pride, at such a time as this, in
knowing that my first-born child, the destined heir to the position
I now occupy, enters the world amidst your hearty acclamations.
I thank you for those expressions towards the Queen and myself.
which are reiterations of feelings often expressed, and more oft
en manifested than expressed, but which come doubly welcome
at a time when every parent's heart has a yearning for sympa
thy. Gentlemen, you see me a proud futher, and by these mani
festaUons of your love fur me and mine you make me a proud
King. Such occasions as these make a throne worthy of any
man's envy, whilst the feelings upiennost iu my heart will esta
blish and seal from this time forth a new tie between me and
every man who, like myself, can say he has a child.
After this the rifle corps filed through the rooms,
and the visitors in general w ere invited into the li
brary, where a table was prcpan-d, to drink to the
health of the young Prince, and long life to him.
The Household troops were also marched in, and a
large part af the constabulary corps, besides a body
of natives, two by tw o. As we came away the com
pany was generally dispersing, and from the pre
cincts of the Palace we heard several hearty shouts
from some of those w ho had taken their departure.
Altogether, as the King said or implied, next to the
pleasure of having a son, we should place the grati
fication conveyed by the appearance and wa rm con
gratulations of such a host of well-wishers for his
and the parents' prosperity and happiness.
We are happy to state that the Queen and the Iafant
Prince continue this morning, as heretofore, to banish
all cause for anxiety as to the speedy convalesence, of
the one and the strength and vigor of the other.
E"To develop the resources of the country we
need labor and we need capital such has been the
cry for the last fifteen or twenly years. The King
has told us so in those set speeches of which every
word is supposed to have baen carefully weighed ;
struggling agriculturists have told us so with a
despairing expression that proved them to be ex
perimentally convinced of the fact ; the addresses
and the reports to be found in the printed transac
tions of both the agricultural societies, in which
the general experience is brought to a focus, echo
and re-echo the assertion the ominous sound is
reverberated from every page like thunder rolling
amongst a thousand hil!s. At last, as if sick at
heart, as a mother might ho w hose child wascryin
for bread and Bhe had none to give it, some of our
most intelligent and kindly spirits began to look
abroad for that help which was not to be found at
home. One scheme (this one was too intelligent
by far, so far as somo of the parties to it were con
cerned) contemplated a virtual sale of the islands
to a company of speculators as if tha people had
been driven even to sell their birth-right for a mess
of pottage. After that came other little south-sea
hubbies too numerous to mention, hut the end of it
all is, that olthough there have been introduced a
handful of rather indifferent laborers, the capital
imported has been very trifling indeed. Under
these circumstances it seems anything rather than
wise to sneer at his undertaking, and lampoon the
man, who having capital at his command is willing
to invest it here. We were recently not a little
annoyed to see something of this kind in a public
journal, for we have an interest in the reputation
of the press of these islands, and judging of the
many by one, readers abroad might jump to the
conclusion that more than one newspaper makes a
practice of sacrificing to personal animosity its ad
herence to what may be called the cardinal requi
sites of industry and progress. However much wo
may quarrel on points of detail, let there, at least,
be one rope to which every man can lay his hand to
pull w ith all the rest let us, at all events, agree to
foster that material prosperity which involves the
well being and success of every individual here
resident; that foundation, indeed, upon which
most of the topics that are bandied between us are
mere temporary superstructures than can be ar
ranged and re-arranged as occasion may demand.
Whether cocked-hats and gold lace should he the
order of the day, or stove-pipes and swallow-tails,
would be a matter of very little moment to a people
who had money neither to buy a suit of the one nor
the other to a community reduced to the position
of little ragged, penniless urchins, quarreling out
side a pastry-cook's window about the relative
qualities of the forbidden sweets within. It would
make no difference then whether or no rasplxsrry-
tarts carried it over ice-creams, or " sally-luns"
were preferred to maids-of-honor."
Some two or three weeks ago we took occasion
to allude to an effort that is being made to encour
age industry, or in other words to create labor, by
establishing a sugar-mill for the exclusive use of
such small holders in its neighborhood as might be
induced to bring to it cane to be manufactured into
sugar in shares, and at the 6ame time we alluded to
the mutual assistance which these parties could
render to each other. Rich man having more time
than necessary for the more desultory operations
which the growing cane requires, could help his
friends Tom, Dick and Harry on certain days when
they needed a large supply of hands, and they in
turn would help him in a similar emergency. This
would he tantamount to establishing a Labor Fund
for the mutual convenience of the share-holders.
Xor is it likely that these people would allow their
sons to remain passive spectators of their exertions ;
they miirht not, indeed, train them to what would
be very active industry in colder countries, but to
the habit of occasional labor at least. This, then,
is a tun ing of the eye in a new direction looking
to a home instead of a foreign market.
Now with regard to capital a similar movement
is taking place. Instead of waiting for the capi
talists of New York, Boston, London, or Ham
burgh to send their fuuds here, people are very
sensibly beginning to unite what funds they have,
for we are not so God-deserted but there are men
of small capital amongst us. There are not many
who could ench by himself fit out a whole whale
thip, but there are many who could take a larger
or smaller share in a whalcsliip. And this holds
equally good of sugar plantations.
We have leen induced to make these remarks by
what wc have heard of a scheme, now on foot, to
establish a joint stock suar-plantition, on East
Maui ; and although we have already seen a sneer
thrown upon this undertaking also, we must say
that we regard it as a most feasible and desirable
project. That the country is benefitted by every
such establishment no one will be hardy enough to
doubt, particularly when the owners are residents
of these islands. Nor does it signify whether the
proprietorship rests with one man or twenty, so far
us the national value of the thing is concerned.
Give us exports to sot against our imports, has
been the word in everybodys's mouth. When an
attempt is Ifc-ing made to do thin, the parties being
urged thereto by the only motive for the strength
and durability and genuineness of which every one
will "ivo his neighbor unreserved credit the love
of gain it ill liecomes any of us who come from
countries in which money-making is the business
of life, to point the finger and call one the other
avaricious self-seekers. For our part we hope to
6ee the islands crowded with such; and as long as
they are instruments to the general prosperity we
care not one fig whether in politics they arc with
with us or against us. Neither does it tell against
a man because not having cash capital at his dis
posal, he throws in capital in another shape, using
perhaps, as he does so, the scriptural language
where it is written, silver and gold have I none,
but such as I have give I unto you. The feeling
of personal animosity can be displayed in instan
ces enough without making it blow like a cutting
east wind upon these our tender hopes of material
advancement which after a long winter of inaction
begin to show themselves above the ground. Long
may it be beforo our plantations and mills and
whale-ships shall be known by such names as
The Presbyterian," the " Todos Santos," the
" Down with the Wharf-lots," the " Anti-military,"
the " A bas the Oahu College," the " Hulas
for ever," or " May their feet patter !"
THE PAST WEEK.
Moderate Drinking v. I moderate N'snifntr.
The writer upon this subjec in the previous Adver
tiser signed Z. ; the writer on the same subject in this
week's Advertiser aigus himself I"., but the change of
siguature has not improved either the style or the mat
ter of this expounder of Holy Writ and commentator
upon the practise of Christ.
The writer is not satisfied with our reply of last
week. He wishes to know where the drunkards come
from." So far as we know, they come frcm that very
self-same unfortunate class of men of which, by
the bye, we verily believe the writer to be one
who go through life with their helm continually
either luird up or hard down, unable to hit that precise
notch or spoke that will make the ship steer itself under
ordinary circumstances of wind and weather. Or, they
may also come from another class that is now being
brought up to look upon total abstinence as a port under
their lee, into which they could at any time drop in to
repair damages : and with such an idea they frequently
carry sail with so overweening a confidence and reck
less disregard, as quite often to founder iu open sea.
But that they come, as a class, from those who have
been brought up to temperance and moderation, we beg
to persist in our refusal to credit
Messrs. A'. I', and Z., and that whole fraternity of
self-tormentors, seem to have no conception whatever
that youth are, should be, or, as far as our experience
goes, have been trained to practice moderation just as
much as truth, chastity or charity. When they can con
ceive of such practise, and make their children adopt
it, they need not fear that the drinking saloons or the
dancing saloons will have power to upset a character
that has grown and strengthened front boyhood up.
As we have answered Mr. l'.'s question, where all
the drunkards come from ?" we hope he will be equally
candid and tell us "where all the prostitutes come
from ? " We thin the same principle, or rather want
of principle, distinguishes both these categories of peo
ple ; but we would like to know l'.'s opinion on this
delicate point before committing ourselves in print.
The funeral of the late Mr. Geo. Rives, on Wednes
day afternoon, was a numerously attended and highly
respectable one. The new Catholic hearse, with its
rich drapery and plumes, drawn by about twenty-six
natives dressed suitable for the occasion, had a very
imposing effect. The good taste and uniformity of
dressej of the females, and the long line of mourners,
who followed after the hearse, showed that the de
ceased had left behind him a host of friends. In
all his transactions in business be was uprights in
his acquaintances sincere, and to his neighbors in dis
tress penhanded. Although in humble circumstances,
his loss w ill be felt by many.
G7 By the arrival of the clipper bark Fanny Major,
Capt. J. Pnty, in 15 days from San Francisco, we are
in possession of California dates to May 4th, New York
dates to April oth, Liverpool dates to March 20th.
The Fanny Major arrived at San Francisco on the
It is rumored that the enterprising firm, McRuer &
Merrill, of San Francisco, would purchase a new clip
per packet to run between Honolulu and San Francisco,
under command of Capt. P
Letters received from Judge Ihrdy and others,
from Ilanalei, dated 12th instant, mention that the
insect which destroyed almost entirely last year's
crop of coffee, had re-appeared and was rapidly
J spreading. It existed both in Mr. Titcomh's plan
tation and in that belonging to Commander Hunt,
Royal Navy, under the active and vigorous man
agement of Mr. Wundenburg.
The latter has been carried on since September,
1855, nt an expense averaging upwards of $500
iter month, rising sometimes to $800.
The crop of 1857 promised in May of that year,
before the insect appeared, to be one of 123,000
lbs. There was every appearance this year of a
crop of 150,000 lbs.
It will be a great loss to the nation if the same
insect, by returning every year, render all coffee
cultivation throughout the kingdom impossible.
The outlay upon the two great estates at Ilanalei
has bceu immense, and to lay them under cultiva
tion for sugar-cane, for which the rich soil is well
adapted, would require an enormous new expendi
ture. Hut is is hardly to be expected that the insect
will return every year. It has not been so with
the insect that destroyed the vines in France and
I'ortngal, nor has it been so with the plague of
grasshoppers in California. The following account
of that plague is taken from the Evening Bulltlin
of San Francisco :
Ravaoks of Grasshoppers i CaLironxiA. A. S.
Taylor, of Monterey, has an article iu the Farmer on
Grasshoppers in Cal.tornia, front which we extract the
Since the j-ear 1823 grasshoppers have several times
ravnfied and destroyed the fields nnd gardens of the
Franciscan Missions of Upper .California About the
year 1827 or 1828, they ate up nearly all the growing
crops, and occasioned a scarcity rf wholesome food, as
their ravages extended to the pastures, which consumed
th food of the herds of stock animals, that in turn be
came deter ioated in sustcntative qualities. At the Mis
sion of Santa Clara, Padre Jose Viadere fired the pas
tures, and getting all his neophytes together, made
such an infernal noise, that those which were not killed
by the smoke and fires, were frightened off so thorough
ly as to save his grain crops and the Mission fruit gar
dens. About 1831-35 occurred another visitation of the
grasshoppers, when they destroyed a second time the
crops of the raneheros ami Missions, with the exception
of the wheat. At a third visit, in 1812, an old settler
informs use that they committed great ravages near San
Ratael, and on the north side of the bay. He saw them
cat up, in a single afternoon, a field of thirty acres of
beans and peas, consuming to the surface of the ground.
In these parts they stopped for three years running.
An old California sea-captain informs me that he has
.-ailed through the Santa Barbara chaunel, and neigh
boring waters, when the surface of the ocean was cov
ered for miles and miles with the dead bodies of grass
hoppers, the air being filled with them at the same
time. Shoals of fi-h fed on them.
A gentleman who resided in Colusi county, in the
Sacramento valley, in the summer of 185-j, informed
me that these insects appeared to rise out of the eastern
boundaries of the valley, where it is hot, dry and sandy,
and that on some days they filled the air so as to ob
scure the sun. They consumed all garden vegetables,
the leaves and bark of the elder tree, and the young
leaves anil bark of the small branches of the Cottonwood
and willow, and even the soft sreeu parts of the tules
or Lullruslies. In Stony Creek, in the same counly,
their dead bodies were seen, at one time, completely
covering the surficc of the water for miles in length
In seme parts of this valley the grasshoppers attacked
and ate through gauze, and textile coverings of all
kind', which had been used to shield auiuiuU and plants
h'uiu their attacks.
Oa Thursday last, a little before noon, a fire broke
out in a wooden building, used as a servants' sleeping
room, on the premises of Mr. J. T. Waterhouse, on the
Nuuanu road. The building was soon reduced to ashes.
Standing immediately to the windward of the dwelling
house of Ich. Bartlett, Esq., this latter run an immi
nent risk, and would, no doubt, have been consumed
also, had not the timely arrival and prompt exertions
of the Fire Companies prevented the disaster. We call
attention to the card of Mr. Bartlett, published in
Make a Xole ou.
The bunting that first responded to the information
from the Palace, on Thursday afternoon, of the safe
delivery of Her Majesty, was displayed on the new flag
staff in front of the engine-house of Hon Vi 1 . Its
color is a true blue.
United $t.ilea Comuiiainr r.
The new Commissioner of the United States at the
Hawaiian Court, the Hon. J. W. Borden, and family,
arrived on board of the Fanny Major on Thursday last.
We understand that Mr. Borden will be introduced
to His Majesty either to-day or early next week.
At the time of the fire up the Nuuanu road, the other
day, a native was found dead in a taro-patch. He had
gone out in the morning to work, but, being subject to
epilepsy, he is supposed to have had an atuek which
proved his last.
We rejMce to learn that the Advertiser has at last
found a field worthy of its talents and o kuown means
of livelihood" suited to its genius. It has gone into the
"hatter's" line. It tried its patterns on our, head, but
found it too smaiL Perhaps it will succeed better with
Xsw or by nnd bye.
The Adrerlisrr waxts " a book of Quotations." We
will lend it ours, but we cannot lend it the tense to
quote them correctly or bring them in appropriately.
because according to Jarvis, "intellect is not transfer
able from the superior to the inferior races."
ZZT The press of matter this week obliges us to defer
an article on the water lots until our next.
TO TUB EDITOR OP THE POLYNESIAN.
Bixoalow, 17th May, 1858.
Sir : Will you have the kindness of admitting in
your next number the following remarks, in answer to
the anonymous letter inserted in your paper of the 15th
inst., answering my late observations on the character
of Kamehameha III.
The individual who has undertaken to contradict mv
statements, begins by accusing me of deficiency in the
i.uiisu iaugu;ij;i-j iu.-i is no new uiscovery; many
found it out before him, but he is the first that has the
merit of having propped his argument by such a rude-nt-ss
agaiust me. He knows that the Enzlish tonirue is
not my own, and I must tell him that I bad a bad
master, for I am a seli-taught. If ever he dares
bringing out a sample of his French, I will take re
venge, in showing more charity. His gpeecbification
on the active part that the late King took in the gov
ernment of his domiuiou does not in the least invalidate
my assertions; I maintain that with all the qualities
that constitute a good man, he was in a wrong place,
as King, in presence of the two direrainn faction that
tossed him like a shuttlecock. I repeat that Kameha
meha III had as great nn aversion to seat in his Privy
Council, as to fiice the idlers at a court levee or soiree;
that does not imply the idea that when he could not es
cape the cabinet corvee, he was a cipher in the meeting.
He was neither void of good judgment nor of deep
peipicacity, and when present, a son corps- defendant,
he knew how to act his part with a dignified consistency.
My censor alludes to a class of men that trouUl do
wonderful kings if they had the power ; itho art alicays
eager for re mitmUt private conversation with the oniy
man who could set things right, if In would oulf see them
in the proper light, i. e. , it the. light in whuk these people
see them. These are the Liml of characters who persecuted
the ear of our lite King. For anything 1 luow, tlie writer
of the above paragraph was one of them , and because it
particular advice was not Udtnjie may now tay that the
policy of I'umehamtha III was to do nothing.
I perfectly agree with him that one of the plagues
that besieged the debonair King was composed of the
material which he describes, but the injustice of shuf
fling me with that pack of intruders is a base slander,
for which he has no other authority but his own fabri
cation. I have never had a private audience of the la
mented monarch, have never applied to obtain any,
bae asked him for none of the favors that he now
and then bestowed opon deserving men, but more gen
eral! v lavished on besrirars of all stations. I have had
the honor of meeting him on several occasion", far from 4
the pomp of his regal exhibitions, when I had ample
opportunity for importunity, but I never epoke to him
upon public affairs or private ones, in fact I never ut
tered ia his presence any other words but those impos
ed by courtesy in such instances. My calumniator
may get the confirmation of my denial, if he can mus
ter honesty enough to do me justice.
I canuot understand why the same anonymous in
dulges in a long tirade to prove the excessive liberality
of the political gifts and concessions of Kamehameha
HI; he was surely not led to such a topic by what I
ever published ou the subject, fur had he understood
what I said, he would have seen that I found fault
with superabundance and not with parsimony.
In ancient Egypt the mummy fa deceased king was
brought before a supreme j iry that submitted the roy
al career to a ptmt mortem examination; any one was
admitted to prove a charge against his late sovereign,
and the verdict of that areopagus was handed over to
posterity. We go further in our times, for a cat may
look at a living king, and a dead one becomes an au
toptical subject for history. Being rather historically
inclined, I made use of my right in speaking of Kame
hameha HI as I did, under the dictation of the best eye
witnesses of Kanikeaouli's political conduct, and the
sanction of public notoriety. 1 knew that in a woria
accustoniel to admit truth but in a fancy dress, the
sincerity of my language could not please every one
but I could not imagine that an ashamed anon, would
so thieklv besmear his ren as to tax me with false-
hood. I have the honor, &c,
I). FRICK, L.L. F.
P. S. I am told that the nerves of "In Memorium
were nartieularlv shaken by my expression of intimate
life. That application of intimate is no invention o
mine, for it is consecrated by the French literature, on
the crrotind that intimate lx-inz synonymous of interior.
is bv extension n.SMinilated to vrimle. cUxxttd, &C. If
one may say in English, intimate connexion, intimate
friend, "why not intimate lifit Is it because it was not
used before, that it must be rejected afterwards? At
that rate we might as well vote at once a night-cap for
neologism. As in every first step, the novelty may be
c-illfd bold, but its meaning is clear, unanecteu, wen
founded; and in that respect many good American
writers agree with me, for they employ it exactly in
the bame way as I did. ibid.
CIRCUIT COURT Seeoud Judicial Dinirict.
Ma? Term, 1S5S.
The sittings of the Court for the May term commenc
ed at Lahaina on Monday the 10th instant. Justice Rob
ertson of the Supreme Court, and Judge Richardson of
Miui, on the Bench. The following is a summary of
the cases disposed of :
Lex vs. Pohtda. Indicted for polygamy. The pris
oner plead guilty, and there being strong extenuating
circumstances in the case, she was sentenced to three
months imprisonment at hard labor and a fine of one
Ilex vs. Ktkipi, Kulia and Pii. These parties were
severally indicted for, and plead guilty to, having com
mitted perjury at the trial of the case of Rex vs SoLino
and Kaholulio, in the Police Court of Lahaina, in the
month of November last. Sentenced to six months im
prisonment at hard labor.
Rtx vs. Paakaua. The prisoner was charged with
having committed perjury at the trial of the case of
ltex vs. hen Mo, in the Police Court of Lahaina on the
25th November last. Verdict of guilty. Sentenced to
one years imprisonment at hard lalx r. Mr. Bond,
District Attorney, for the Crown; Mr. Kauwahi for the
Rex vs. Kapihenui. Indicted for polygamy. The pris
oner admitted the truth of the facts alleged in the in
dictment, and plead guilty, subject to the decision of
the Court upon a question of law raised by counsel on
her behalf. It appears that the prisoner was formerly
the wife of one Samuel A. Lake, from whom she was
divorced in the month of March, 18-34, and that subse
quently, in July, 185t3, she was married to one Kala
attala, her former husband being still living and within
the Kingdom. It was contended on behalf of the ac
cused that she having been lawfully divorced from her
first husband, could not, up to the time she contracted
the second marriage, be considered a married person
within the meaning of the statute against polygamy.
After argument the Court decided that the prisoner
having been divorced from her first husband for her own
misconduct, was liable to an indictment fur polygamy
for hatriug married another husband while the first was
living, under a proper construction of the 3d section,
13th chapter, Penal Code.
It appearing that the prisoner had been led into the
commission of the offense through the misrepresenta
tions of Kalaauala, the Court sentenced her to the miti
gated punishment of six months imprisonment at hard
labor and a fine of one dollar. Mr. Bond, District At
torney, fur the Crown, Mr. Farwell for the prisoner.
Ilex vs. KamtniH. Indicted for larceny in the third
degree. The accused plead guilty to having stolen six
bottles of brandy from the store of his employer, Mr.
Joseph Fallon, of Lahaina. Sentenced to six months
imprisonment at hard labor and a fine of five dollars.
Hex vs. Kaipukuha. Indicted for perjury. The pris
oner plead guilty, and was sentenced to nine months
imprisonment at hard labor.
ifer vs. Sake and Kiicaa. Indicted for house-breaking
and larceny. Verdict of acquittal in favor of Nake,
and guilty of Larceny in the fourth degree against Ka-
waa, who was sentenced to thirty days imprisonment at
hard labor. Mr. Rond, District Attorney, for theCrown,
Mr. Kauwahi for the prisoners.
Rex vs. Mama. The prisoner was charged with hav
ing committad a violent assault and battery, with a
dangerous weapon, upon a man named Louonea. in the
district of Ham ikua, Maui. Verdict, guilty. Thecase
was rather an aggravated one. and the Court sentence-1
the prisoner to two years hard labor and a fine of five
dollars. Mr. Bond, District Attorney, for tue Crown,
Mr. Kauwahi for the prisoner.
Rex vs. Faneolo. Indicted for rape. The complain
ant and principal witness for the prosecution in this
case, a girl apparently at out fifteen years of age, hav
ing been called to the stand, it was found impossible to
make her hear, or if she did hear, to get from her an
intelligible answer to any question whatevtr. The com
mitting magistrate, Mr. Miner of Makawao, stated that
at the examination before him, the prosecutrix could
both hear and speak distinctly. There appeared reason
to suspect also that another witness in the case had
feigned himself sick and unable to attend at the trial.
These and other circumstances taken in connection with
the fact that the prisoner, who had been out on bail,
had had every opportunity of communicating with the
witnesses, the first of whom is his sister-in-law, induced
the Court, on motion of the District Attorney, to dis
charge the jury and continue the ease over to the No
,a. wmiMss. .nargea with Having committed
perjury at the trial of the ccse of Rex vs. Kahoe and
apoe. before the Circuit Judge, on the 28th January
tast. eruict, not guilty, two jurors dissenting. Mr.
Bond District Attorney, for the Crown; Mr. Austin
and Mr. Kauwahi for the prisoner.
Rex vs. E. B. llaydtn. Charged with furnishing in
toxicating liquors to natives at a feast given by him on
iuoioaai. eruici, not guilty. Mr. Bond. District
Attorney, for the Crown ; Mr. Farwell for the defen
dant. In re Z. P. Kaumaea, an attorney and counsellor un
der license from the Supreme Court The District At
torney filed an information against Mr.Kauraaea, charg
ing him with malpractice, and moved the Court to sus
pend him from the privilege of practising in the Courts
of the Second Judicial District. The Court was occu
pied during the whole of Saturday ia hearing testimony
iu this matter, and on Monday morning Justice Rob
ertson delivered judgment as follows :
After due consideration of the testimony adduced for
and against the motion made by the District Attorney,
for the suspension of Mr. Kaumaea from practice, we
are of the opinion
First : That Mr. Kaumaea is guilty of having tam
pered with several witnesses, who have since plead guil
ty to the charge of perjury, in the case of Rex vs. Sola
no and Kaholoiio, tried before the Police Court of La
haina in the month of November last.
Second : That he endeavored to intimidate Kahoe a
... j.lvvuvu iu iuc Ul uex Tl l.aai V j
kau, tried at the present term of this Court, by threa'
ening to produce in Court, if the witness did not test; j
in favor of the accused, a certain writing which h
been prepared by Kiha and others for the purpose i
inveigling Kahoe, and of the character of which y
Kauniaea must have been fully aware.
Third : That he has taken upon himself lo sell I.r,
belonging to the estate of the late Kawakipi, with
lawful authority, thereby laying the foundation (
trouble, litigation and loss, among the parties inters
ed in said estate and those persons who have purcha?
the land from him.
Fourth: That after havinjj collected a sum
money on account of Moses Puha, he failed to p
over the Bame for an unreasonable time, mafci:
frivolous excuses w hen applied to, so that Pu:
was under the necessity .f employing and javi !
another attorney, to institute proceedings agnu
Mr. Kaumaea for the recovery of the money whi
he had so collected and failed to pay over.
It is the duty of the court to watch over t
professional conduct of its officers. The due a
ministration of justice and the welfare of the cm
inunity demand, that so far ai lies in our
we should guard the sources of evidence from p.
lution, in order that the guilty may not escape,
the innocent he wrongfully punished; that those v
are under the necessity of cjmrnittir.g their rig!
in litigation to the hands of the officers of t
court, shall not he injured by the malpractice
those whom they employ, and that the attorn ;
of the court, while ever ready to assist those w
are compelled to go to law for the purpose of mui
tuning their rights, may not themselves heeoi
the fomenters or promoters of unneccessary a
The office of an attorney is an honorable of!.c
and no class of men have it in their power to do
greater amount of good, or to rentier more vali.,
ble assistance, particularly among the native p.
ulation, than those who have assumed that ofL
But the same position which gives them many i
portunities of rendering valuable Bervice, gh
them also the opportunity, and it times holds t
the temptation, to do much mischief. It is n
cessary therefore that the courts, to whom the I.
has entrusted the power of control over those
are admitted to practice at the bar, should be pr
pared sternly to rebuke, and promptly to puni
the malpractice or misconduct of their offia
wheh brought to their cognizance, t
Had Mr. Kaumaea erred through ignorance
mistake, we should feel inclined to visit his tm
grcssions merely with a reprimand, in the ho
that the lesson thus afiorded him would secure
reformation for the future ; but as no such exeu
can he urged in his behalf, apd as some of t
charges proved against him ajre of too serious
character to he lightly passed ever, we mustgru
the motion of the District Attorney, and suspe:
Mr Kaumaea, from this time forth, from practice
as an attorney or counsellor, in any of the cour
of the Second Judicial district.
J. L. Merritt vs. Kuhatile. Assumpsit, on appc
from the decision of the Circuit Judge at Chamber
Verdict for the defendant. On the last day of ten
the court granted a motion made by plaintiffs coun
for a new trial in this cause, on tha ground of new
discovered evidence, plaintiff paying ail the costs a
crued. Case continued to the Noveraber term. 31
Farwell for plaintiff; Mr. Bond for deftndant-
R. Armstrong, President Board of lllucation vs. A'
ieUiaiku. Assumpsit. Judgment byjdedult again
R. Armstrong, President Board of Education, vs. F.
ward Decauvhelle. Assumpsit. Suit withdrawn up
payment of costs by the defendant
R. Armstrong, President Board Education, vs. A'
haione. Assumpsit. Judgment tjy default against tr
Thomas II. Hobron vs. & J. Ktnakau. Assumps
Verdict in favor of plaintiff for tli; sum of $1$'J I
Mr. Farwell fur plaintiff; Mr. Kaumaea for defend.it.
Kanthoa vs. Mahiki et als. On exceptions to the J
cision of the Circuit Judge at Chambers. This w
an action brought to recover back the sum of S7J
pound lees, paid by plaintiff on a number of his catt
which had been taken trespassing on the lands of ii
fendants. The court affirmed the judgment below,
favor of the defendants. Mr. Austa fir plaintiff; M
Kauwahi for defendants. '
Svend Hoffmeyer vs. James CampbtlL Assumes
The defendant confessed judgment ia favor of plaint
. t . .- ii d i
tor i ne sum ot 9111 v-t ana costs.
After the adjournment of the Gixuit Court en Mot
day the 17th inst.. Justice Robertson heard the folio
ing applications for divorce, at Chambers, viz :
Luka Baker V3. Juhn T. Baker. , The application
this case was upon the ground of tie defendant's co:
tinued absence from the kingdom, and unheard of f
upwards of five years. The proof: was clear that t
defendant had departed the Kingdom abut the latt
end of the year 1851 or the beginning of 1S52, leavii
his wife and two children unprovided for, and that si
had not heard of him or received anything from hi.
since. The court granted a decree of divorce.
Kanaikai Xauka vs. Manuel Thomas. The applie:
tion ia this case was upon the ground that the coc
plainant was coerced into the marriage against h-
will by the defendant s brother, known bv the name .
William Tilton, and that she did not give her consen:
Defendant's counsel raised the question as to whetk
the court had the power to grant: a divorce fur t
cause set forth in complainant's petition, it not beic
one of the grounds of divorce specified in the Act ,
18.33. After hearing the testimony in the cause, t!.
the court said it was not necessary to express nnyopi:.
ion upon tne point raisoi Dy defendant s counsel, n
he complainant had failed to make out a case in ev
deuce. Petition dismu'sed. Mr. Kauwal.i fi.r n,n
plainant; Mr. Bond fur defendant. :
In the House of Commons, in reniv to an inonirv h
Mr. Griffiths, whether it was the intention of govrt
mem to suggest tr me .trench, government the public
tion in the Mrmitenr of the letter from the French Am
baswador, expressing the regret of the French Empmr
tor the appearance of certain offensive addresses, L,r;
t aimer stun deprecated any course calculated to disturi
the harmony subsisting between the two countries an.
stated that it was not the intention of governaiert ti
pursue the course referred to in the inquiry, whki
would be highly improper and excessively absurd.
On Friday the 19th, nothing of moment transpired ir.
the House of Lords.
Lord Palmerston, in moving the second realinj
the Conspiracy to Murder bill, described its clmnct-r
at length, and repelleil the notion that it was an a!it:
bill, although he admitted that it had arisen out cf tl.
Lite attack in Paris. ?
Mr. Milner Gibson moved, by way of amendment
That thia Ilte hear with much concern that it is all i-J tl.i
reonit attempt upon the life of the EmperoP of the Freuih h
been uVrisx-d in Luirlaixl. aul ei presses its letestation of
puilty ent.-rpri.-es that this House is ready at all times to a--in
retiiedyinir any defects in the criminal hjw which, aftrf -inve-tiifntion,
are proved to exist; yet It caniiot but reeret t'.
ner Majesty's (Cuvemment. previously to inviting the lliii
amend the law of conspiracy at the present fme, had not frit :
to be their duty to make some reply to the important d:sp: :
received from the French rovernment. dated l'aris, January?
ISjS, and which has been laid before Parliament.
Upon a division, there were for Mr. Gibson's amend
ment, 234 ; for the second reading of the bill, 21 o; an
jority against the government. 19. The result j
greeted wish loud cheering by the opposition.
A ministerial crisis had occurred in England. 0s
Mond y, 'Zld inst.. Lord Palmerston, in the House -Commons,
and Earl Granville in the House of Lorl-
; announced that inconsequence of the decision of tl(
I House of Commons ia regard to the refugee system an i
j the consp ra.-y bill. Ministers on the 20th tender
uieir resignation to the (Jueen, and the same was ac
cepted. Lord Derby had formed a Cabinet, of waki
the members are as follows :
Premier tA Derby.
titmrrllor ,,tke AjvAorwr Benjamin Disraeli.
rtU-nt of th vunril - Earl of Salisbury.
iorii CAanhetlorfiiT Y. Thrslircr.
Lont I'riry .sil Earl of 1 lard wick e.
Horn DeiHtrtavntSytTtcvT Walpole.
r,i,jn fft,lMntKT of .Malmesburr.
t -lvni.il Secretary Lord Stanley Alderley.
Mimi.rof Y,i General PelU
wn of the J-imiraUi Sir John Pakiairton.
rotmntr Ornsr,njor& Colchester,
l'r,.vtntftht K,wtff 0f Tntdo Mr. HVrily
Pr'"l'"t t to-nt if Control-Lord fcllenlwoiijrfi.
J ru.i,ut tA, ord of pMie Work Lord John Man
ners. Attorney timoralSir Fittroy Kelly.
I u er; of JreU The Earl of Eiinton
- ( tuittcrllar Justice Blackburne.
i'hirf ScrtLirtj Lord 'aaa.
The members of the government not in the Carin
include the Duke of Montrose as Chancellor of tlx
Duchy of Lancaster, Mr. Cairnes as Solicitor General.
Mr. Seymour Fitzgerald as Cnder Secretary for For
eign Affairs, the Earl of Carnaervonan a3 Uuder Sec
retary of the Colonies, Lord ILtrdinge as Uunder Sec
retary of War.
The high office of Governor General cf India is
to be reserved for Lord Stanley, in the event of Leri
Canning declining to serve. ;