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SATURDAY, JULY 3, 183$.
Cy So then, the Acting Minister of Finance,
who has presided over the Treasury Department
Eince Mr. Allen's acceptance of the Chief Justice
ship made a vacancy, has reined his temporary
char "e into the hands of a successor who holds a
full commission. By the recent appointment, of
which official notice is j;ivcn in jinothcr part of to
day's paper, the Cabinet once more enjoys its com
plement .of oicuilx:i, and .one oi the most impor
tant branches of the executive government has
acquired in that Council a representative that it
UJir. -ia ht rxT its own. So far as the de-
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tailed business of the oBice is concerned it cannot
be but that the constant presence of a head, par
ticularly devoted to the financial operations of the
country, will tend to expedition and in many ether
ways be agreeable to all parties. No one however
wiif be more pleased with the change than the
Prince himself, who now, as the chief of oidy one
'.department, will see before him an undivided duty.
It will 1 retncmU-red that the fact of the King's
having allowed all important an office as that of
Minister of Finance to remain in commission, as it
were, has given rise to many ingenious conjectures
and many sage remarks. Some few nominations
were very kindly made, perhaps to save the King
the trouble of exercising his own judgment. Then
we were given to understand that the prolonged
vacancy was attributable to the ambition of the
actual Ministers' whose only desire was to ktep
mi?e than a legitimate share of power in their
hands, by dividing between them the powers of the
Ministcof Finance, with all the patronage thereto
H.-rtaining. It will not Ik; forgotten that a re
spectable merchant of this place retired from busi
ness to accept of the office, so went the on Jtt, and
the circumstance having been auuueu 10 in a puom.
.journal the supposed Minister elect was feiicituted
and squeezed by the hand by a host of waim friends
and admirers, of somg of whom, we Mieve, he
knew nothing before that day and has heard noth
ing since. Cut it turns out now that his Ma
jesty having determined in bis own mind not so
much who would do, but who would do best lor the
office, resolved, like the Lord of Havens wood, to
bide his time, nor did the Ministers fret themselves
because that passion was imputed to tlieia of w hich
Julius Casur was accused by JJrutus the demagogue.
Until recently there not only existed an insur
mountable obstacle to the acceptance by Mr. Ciregif
of his Majesty's commission, but as the represen
tative of another country that gentleman could not
be formally approached with oilers. So the King
liad to bide his time.
For the development of such qualities as Mr.
fIrr""T mav possess as a financier we shall watch
with untiling interest, for hilherto we, and the
public generally, have known him better ns the
exponent of the principles of international law
than as a commentator on the public ledger. Hut
while we are curious to see his scheme of ways and
mean, we arc ready to lielieve that if the King
bad not observed in him some qualifications pecu
liar! v'adaptcd to his new sphere of duties, he would
n it have kept the post open for bis acceptance or
refusal ; and furthermore that a gentleman who has
Lad so much experience as the new Minister of
Finance of public business in a great commercial
nation, and that in so many capacities executive,
legal, and legislative must have on hand a fund
of information which gives l'im the advantage over
most other persons here, even if his talent for the
application of it to a specific purpose were only
on a level with their's. These are very honest ex
pressions on our part ; they neither go to flatter
the new Minister, nor do they give ungrounded as
surances to those who road our columns. In speak
ing of probabilities it is the part of prudent men
to keep within the line.
There are certain duties incidental to the func
tions of a Minister, in the' performance of which,
we undertake to say boldly, Mr. Gregg will make
a conspicuous figure. In. the Cabinet Council, in
the Privy Council and in the Legislature he must
become a leading man. His acquaintance with
public affairs and his knowledge of the world, no
less than the readiness of his apprehension and the
facility with which he clothes his thoughts in lac
giiage, can not fail to ted ; while tiie liberality of
bis views and the anti-sectarian, spirit which is cue
of his leading characteristics will afford the great
est assistance to those pioneers with whom he can
not but co-operate.
It is a fact too important to l)c overlooked in the
history of this country that for the Cist time since
the Government passed out of its crude condition,
a high ofte in the State is held by a professed Ro
man Catholic. Such a circumstance deserves to be
recorded, not as a triumph or a point gained by a
particular party, but a something by which the
whole nation must be gainers. The Protestant
missionaries suffered too long the reproach of
striving after exclusive influence; it was in vain
tint they, and wo in their behalf, tried to show
that the imputed influence no longer existed the
rumor of it had got abroad and could not be called
" home again. The recent appointment w ill do more
than, any number of disclaimers tj dispel that illu
sion from foreign eyes, and we shall no longer be
misrepresented as a self-governing country governed
hy a clique, or likened to a httie lord, who has
inherited his title and estates, with a nurse to
brush his hair and tie his pinafore.
Tbr Adirrlinfr na Criiiri
The Advertiser of this week, in a review of the
Tort f tne Interior Department," presents his
readers, with a piece of criticism as remarkable for
its bad taste and assumptions as for the pig-headed
obstinacy and perverseness of its construction of
sentences and imputation of sentiments that do not
exist outside its own fever-fretted and impatient
' Speaking of the Report, it says : " this document
although it appears overthe name of the Minister of
the Interior, is currently reported to be the produc
tion of others," &c. ; and that is the key-note upon
which this very able and conscientious critic is
playing from the first to the last sentence of its
review.- When the Minister was appointed, the
Advertiser hastened to compliment him and the
country upon the appointment, but now, after over
two vears incumbency acting and actual the in
fcrenee is held out that the Minister has neither a
mind nora will of his own an assumption ,on which
we would hot advise the Adrerliser to build too
inuch, lest it be " surprised and pained'' by a dis
appointment. AYhere the foundation of such a
Eiidden changn in the Advertiser's opinion may
have been found in its purse, its pride, or its
prudery we are spared the annoyance of guessing,
for it naively indicates that it is based upon a " cur
rent report" manufactured, or at least made current
by itself in its previous issue. But "current reports-"
are the base coins of literary criticism, and
f.r the benefit of the Adctrtisir we will quote the
following canon from Coleridge :
' Kvrry censure, every sarcasm respecting a publi
cation which the critic, with the ciiticised work befre
him, can make good, .? the critic's right.. The
writer is authorized to reply, but not to complain.
.cutiei can :inv -ii:u I'ri-pviiin: -u nit: tuiit, mm nun i
. - -. ,, . .. rflj,njlC the
phrat-r-s which he is to select for the expression of such
LC;dchension or ridicule. Hut as si.on as the
critic hot ray that he knows more of his author than the
author's publications could have told him ; as boidi as
from this more intimate knowledge (real or imaginary)
elsewhere obtained, he avails himself of the slighte-t
trait ti'iiinst the Author, his censure instantly licconies
jiersoual injury, his sarcasms tiersou d insults. He
ceases to be a Ci:nie, and takes upon himse lf the nn-st
contemptible character to which a rational crenture cm
In degraded, that of a gossip, backbiter aud pasqiiil
laiit." The Adccrlisrr next assumes that the " Report
tries hard to varnish over the Government Press as
one of the most important aids cf the government."
How the Adarl'iKr, with that portion of the report
before it, could come to such a conclusion, does
argue such an obtuseness of apprehending another's
meaning, as would, under almost any circumstan
ces, have precluded any gentleman, conscious of
this weakness, from playing the deuce with his own
reputation by playing so bad a joke upon that of
The way that the review handles figures for
facts are decidedly beyond its depth would give
the best accountant in town a fit of the ague ; so tho
roughly defiant of truth and probability is it, and,
with the aid of thai Iruinpit, the effect is stunning.
In speaking of the lxind Vffic, the review
says that " An Appendix, show ing how many acres
have been sold to government employees, would be
a very curious document." In ls."2, we think the
same.question was asked by the Legislature, on mo
tion of Mr. G. Rhodes, and if the review er refers to
the answer then obtained, we think that his curi
osity will be satisfied, if he is not "surprised and
mcrtified," to learn who the purchasers were, and
the price they gave.
In regard to what the Minister says about a
steamer, the reviewer "damns with faint praise,
and hesitates dislike." lie "cannot mend the
faults of the past." Of course not. Nor could the
Minister mend the effects of the money crisis in the
I nited States which alone prevented a steamer from
now plying between the islands.
Strange to say, " the roads" is the only subject
in the Minister's report that has not been torn to
shreds, perverted or converted by this critical
" puss in boots."
The review then takes up the remarks of the Min
ister upon morals and religion, and denounces them
as " out of place and wholly uncalled lor, especially
as the same t-jpics are treated at length in the pro
per place, the report of the Department of Educa
tion." The half column of the Adrerliser, devoted
to these topics, is so redolent of cant, so unspar
ingly laid on, that very few, with common educa
tion and ordinary powers of observation, can faii
to perceive it. It has therefore unwittingly done
us a kindness, in sparing us the trouble of their
refutation. We would merely remark, that it is
just possible that the Minister has put " the entire
system of education" from the President of the
Hoard down to the Luna Paipai in the balance
and found it wanting, and hence his anxiety that
' the Government schools be kept in the English
language ; and that the change from the present
system be adopted gradually, but as speedily as the
means at the command of the Hoard of Education
from first to last, have the Advertiser and its
penny-a-liners 'Sustained one of their allegations?
No. And every candid reader will pronounce them
miserable critics and worse politicians, those
'- long-necked geese of the world that re ever hisin?
' It-cause their natures are little, and, whether he heed it or not,
' Win re each man walks with his head in a cloud of imisouous
It is with very great regret that we are called
upon to record the decease of another native Chief,
the lion. Joshua Kaeo, for many years a iueinlter
of the House of Nobles and of the Privy Council,
lie died on Sunday last, of disbase of the heart,
having attained his oOth year. Mr. Kaoo was well
known niiKicg the A-rtigners, as well as the Ha
waiians, for his kindliness and his constant desire
to please. By his marriage with K. Lahikhi, one
of the daughters of the elder Mr. John Young, the
companion in arms of the first Kamehanicha, he
was connected with her Majesty Queen Emma, the
l.idy just named being her Aunt. The remains of
the deceased were deposited on Wednesday last
nc:ir to those of his Father-in-law, and although it
had been deemeJ desirable to hasten his interment
and make the funeral as nearly as possible private,
a large number of pecsons besides his relations and
immediate friends attended on the occasion. Be
sides his wiTe, Mr. Kaeo leaves two children, both
sons, his offspring by a firmer marrijgj bavin"
died before him. Although the deceased never
held any executive office of importance, he was
always nunibered'amongst the staunch supporters
of his Sovereign, and would certainly have gone as
far as any one in carrying out what he considered
to be the requisitions that loyalty made upon
Session of 1858.
Cora Jcne. FornTKFXTH Dir. The majority of the Committee
on the Joint Resolution to meet the expenses of the Government
rcj-orlcd. Mr. Wyllie presented a minority report protesting
against the inadequacy of the sum Toted for the military de
fences of the country. The House adopted the Keport of the
Majority, and weat into Committee of the Wnole to consider the
Joint lU-solution, Mr. Kaualna In the Chair. The Kesolution
was read by its divisions, which were passed consecutively, with
the following two amendiueuts. Under tiie heading of " De
partment of War," it was resolved to amend by inserting the
sum of tti.fiS, and the words " It being understood that the
fJJji'i Ui' lent to the Treasury on the 17th June, 1S5C, Is t be
repaid to the War Department, when there are funds sufficient,,
that it may be applied to the purchase of arms." Under the
head of 'Toblic Improvements, item "Dredging Harbor," etc ,
it was resolved to amend by inserting "?",2i'.2" in lieu of "$ 33,
(VO." The Committee roe and reported and the Joint P.esolu-
tioti passed its .second and third readings (.die KuleJ having been
2tTH Jcxk. FirrEEXTH Dit. The House passed a Resolution
of Coioliilen' with, the widow and family of Joshua Kaeo, a
member of the House, of whose ilecea.se Prince Kaiiiehauieha
eave notice. A communication was received stating the artii
eaceiice of llie House of .Representatives in the Joint Resolution
to supply mean', Ac. Also, rommtinication to the tflVct that the
other House would le prepared to adjourn at 12 o'clock this d.ty.
It ua- resolved that the President in reply should state that this
llutise he equaliy prepared to do so. It was resolved that Gov
ernors Nahaolchua and Kanoa receive the u.-uat amount of $
-each- for travelling expenses, aud that the Secretary, with the
President's ,-a:K tion, draw upon the Department of Finance for
the espouses incurred since the 11th 01" June. The House then
adjourned till the Hist Monday in lcrember, 1-is.
IInr of Kt-prrM-nf at ivrv.
Fkikiy, Ji st i"TH. Tunnai xth D.iY.--Mr. Ilulli-ter, from the
Committee on Flection", rpor:et dvem!y tn the petition from
Wailuku against Hon. John U;charUon , as in their opinion it
hi:rc upon its face evid-nce of fraud in it" production.
After a debate, in which Mr. Kauniaea objected to the report, it
Mr. Kichard-oii asked permis on to copy the pet;: ion. It wj
gut tip hy Mr. KamaUai! in opi'o?tl:iii to himself, and coiitaiio d
charees which he oVsircd to have investigated.
Mr. Sheldon moved that Cie lucmlicr he furnished with a copy
of the jietition, certified t.y the Clerk of the House. Adopted.
Mr. Hitchcock, from the Committee on Printing the Kuie.-i, re
ported that they had accomplished their work. The cost was
t'J 0" per P'l!-, amouutin; to $ !.". Adopted.
The rules tvee suspended, and the Appropriation P.ill wai read
a third time and passed.
The Act to levy a tux on passengers leaving the kingdom was
tnken up nil its second reading aud considered ill Committee of the
Mr. Ho'lister said that these lemjiorary measures were :dl
wrontr. What was wanted here, and what we must come to even
tually, in order to provide properly for the necessities of the
(iuverument and carry on the improvements needed, was a pro
Mr. Austin opposed tln passage of the hill as heini contrary to
found pol'.cy. Itut little revenue would he raised in that nay.
lie agreed ith tiie member who la t spoke, that the only ju-d ami
equi'al.le imde of raising a revenue, was. hy a procrly tax.
Messrs. Uotierton, K ihai and Kaumje.i favored the hill, and
Messrs. Chamlfriain, Sheldon, Hitchcotk and Dowsett opposd it.
After mi hour's debate the b.ll was referred to the Joint Commit
tee iui the Kcvi-ed tiatiues. Adjourned.
rUiiKtMY, Jcnk Jiint. Fot roknth 1)a v. Several petitions
were read and referred to appropiiate committees.
Aiiionp the reports of committees we notice the report of Com
mitter on Military, hy .Mr. Mauini, on the petition nf the Hono
lulu !::Mes. , The Committee had received a letter from il. fi. If.
Prirec Kamehamiha sayinR that the subject was under con-id. r-
alien by hi.-: M ije-tj 'r Gov eruui-nt. T!c: report t i- adopt, d ami j by Mr. J. I. liowsctr, to impiire into the du'ies, -.jlaiy :id r
the Chairinan instructed to inform the p -litioners. j qui-:;e - of the ilVbor-M ib r, Honoiul.i. Also by Mr. Kahuna,
Also the followitiif report, upon the live resolutions of the j to inquire into the state and accounts of the Honolulu Market,
Chamber nf Commerce, by tin; Committee of Commerce, which
was referred to Committee of the Whole to day, viz :
The Committee on Commerce, to whom was referred the five re
solutions c: the llonolmit t'bauil.-rof Coeunerce. presented to this
lioii-e 1-y tic rAecuove Committee, U-g it-ave le repoit :
Th.at t'he Treaty of llli i now in force, which in tio'iith Arti le
provides that this article limits the power of the I".-i!atiirc. No
addition of consequence can I made to the duties charged St the
CiMoiu House while it is in Vleuce. It was there:ore in the
hope uf its aorogafion that iu ls.'il the then Minister of Finance
;lr,,i. i.-. d ti e Tai iff l aw in piestion. entertaining i pinions v. hi. 'i
tiie Vliainlier of Tf.iminerce b i:ot adopt, they being sa'i- fled w ith
tiie present law. even it toe new rei:n 1 rea.y be rataieU. l.'iev
tl It.'- ti..t miiv lilt.l-.i! in WotlM be il-eXlx'dielit. and nlii.-et in ml'
event to a d'-elarati"ii ly the ttoveniment that the said Tariil go
Il would api'i ar that the provision in the Tariff Law for i.s go
ing iico effect twelve month. fi, r its publication, was made upon
a c uf.:i!geie y '.vl.ieh did not h.ipp"ii during those tw: le iiionil.s,
and there leing tio further imvisin for its taking effect at :ny
other time, the law must remain iimperath e nntil amendeil or re
enaeted by thi- gi.-lat lire, even if the tith Article acre ahrognted.
Tie- hoard of Commerce app -ar to le apprehensive that i .. . 1 1
the ra!:i "it; i of the new Treaty with France, s.n ic nece-sitv
exists either in tiie provisions of the Treaty itself or fie policy f
the pre.-enl M:uiw , to call into action this tarifi", h hieh hs u-en
tiie .-nbjivt ill mi much co;. me nt ; hat your Committee b.-ln ve
that the untiring labors of the Minister t.f Foreign lb ! it: t -1 i u r
inir a perio-l of ten years, mii-l have nult''d in a perfect remn al
of all restrictions in regard to the l2ner of legislation which lx
lotigs to this kingdom a tin imh pend lit str.te, or tl. it if, on x
aniin ilioii, any such restriction appears, lhy have the lnlh-st
confol- nce that the King, bearinjin mind the iHtli Article of the
onstinition, will decline to ratiiy it.
We have further conihh nee in iiis Majesty that he w ill so or
ganize hisVabinct that it ill b-'come an i llieient body, capable
of initiating a foreign and financial M,licv that would receive the
sanction of the Kepresentativ-s f the people, advance the inter
ests tif rouiineri e. and proiuutv the jreiieral Hellai e.
lle pectiuliy mblluUcd.
c. p. juin.
J. I. IMIUSKTT,
J. II. KAAtWAiiPAA,
A coinnii'.i.ication was received from the Sohies transmitting
tiie Iliil of A)ipropriatioiis as auiend.il by them ail ling some
d.'j'.'s to the appropriations for the military, ami $A,0'-t- that
for dredirittsr the harbor of IIouoloUi. Ordered for Committee of
the Whole to day.
A Kesolution was introduced by Mr. Kanin'peWan" that the
Revised Statuses be printed iu the Are f.nr.tii and the PiJjaf-
liai newspapers. Amended, that the alterations only lie printed,
Mr. Low, on leave, introduced an Act to render cattle stealing
punishable as larceny in the third degree. The rules were sus
pended, and the bill read a second time and ordered for Monday.
The House went into Comuiitt e on the amendments to the
Appropriation Piil as made by the Nobles. Tiie amendments
were adopbsl and the Committee r ise.
The Committee on Accounts were eniowered to draw for ex-p-'tii-es
o! the House to date.
The House then took up the Report of the Committee on Com
merce, ui Committee of the Whole. After a short discussion, the
Report was received and laid on the table.
On h ave, Mr. Austin read a Resolution that the House adjourn
ou Monday next, at 12 o'clock, to meet again on the first Monday
iu lieceuiber next, aud that the House of Nobles be invited to
On motion of Mr. Kauniaea, amended to Wednesday next.
Mr. Sheldon called for the yeas and nays, which resulted in the
loss of the amendment of Mr. Kauniaea.
Mr. Kaiama moved to insert Tuesday, which was alo lost by
the raiting vote of the Shaker, and the original resolution was
adopted -'i to 4. Adjourned to 10 o'clock on Monday.
MoMiay, Jim: isra. Fifteenth Day. Mr. Hitchcock, the
Chairman of the Committee on Accounts, having left Honolulu
Mr. Sheldon was oppoiuted in his place.
Mr. Chaiulierlain, from the Committee on the Judiciary, made
the following report :
The Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred the petition
from Honolulu asking that "Hale Hula Huole (datice-lious may
be licensed throughout the kingdom ; that the power of the Min
ister of the Interior to forbid dances in the Hotels of Honolulu be
abolished, an I that all restriction npmi every other amusement
be abolished ;" and also the petition from Kau and KooIhuIou,
asking lliat a law may be passed prohibiting the llula.
Would re-iKCifully report, Thai they have examined the Con
stitution to which the petitioners from Honolulu appeal to sustain
their renjest for Licensed Dance Houses. It reads as follows:
"The King conducts his liovernment for the common good; for
the protection, sat'eiy", pro.-perity and happiness of his)ieople;
and not for the proib. honor or private interest of any one man,
family, or tr nr'iDrii, anion? his subjects. Therefore in making
laws lor the nation, regard shall I had to the protection, inter
ests and welfare, not only of the King, the Chiels and Rulers, but
of nit Me icjl iililtr.'' Const. Sect. 14.
The iet'tinners are ail, or mrM of tl.em, licensed dealers in
spirituous drinks. Tiera-k the legislature to pass a law to li
cense Dance Houses in lloiiolulj free Iroai all restrictions, on the
ground that tiie rights vested in them by the Constitution have
been infringed, that is, their property, their income, is less uow
than it would have !ccn had Dance Houses been unprohibited
and unrestricted. How has their property, their income, bceu
diminished? Not by the entrance fees to the dance ha'N, there
were none. Music, lights and room were furnished gratis. How
then ? P.y the decrease of the sales of spirits at the bar.
The Committee then are called to give tlieir opinion on this
point, whether il is for "the protection, safety, prosix-rity and
happiness of this people," that the sales at the bars of the bcens
isl dealers in spirituous liquors should be increased hy licensing
Dance Halls, which shall bring to them an inereae of custom.
From the report of Hon. K. H. Allen, Chief Justice of the King
dom, we learn that t.!i' persons have been fined for drunken
ness on the i.-land of Oahu during the last three years, and by
the report of J. P. Ciiswold, Fs.., police Magistrate of Honolu
lu, we are informed that four-tilths of ail the crime- committed
in his jurisdiction daring the past year can be traced back to
Thereiore your Committee are fully of the opinion that the
protection, safety, prosperity and happiness of the people," rail
on (iovemment to continue its present olicy relating to Uatice
Acain, that i'ir:slatinn wmiM certainly he in violation nf tiie
tv's sulijccti Ui atiotiier : the .-ainc law whicli wnuM li-cnsf the
'Hale llula llie.le" to tv Just, mn.st :-',-i, license tiie '-Halo Itn'.a
Maoli," auil i!iu lav uliiuh pruMbitetl tlic one elioulj uisu IjibiJ
The" petit ioners from Kau -and Krxilnuloa ask tliat the Hula
(maoli l l ruhilii;;I ly law. The Committee swak from ttu-.r
on knoli.l;.-e of the icti wliieh nrv here set forth, as Weil at
from emotion report.
The Hula i an ancient lanr.rKrf'rme'I hv female? orr.attierit
eil anJ clad more or alijrhtly, afcordiu to the audience and
circumstance. It consists of a scries of su;le bodily movements
(Performed wiih wonderful x.(rtueM to a sonc nielc kahiko).
iinitatiiiff what we may not i-ak of, aud therefore cafculct-tl to I
mini ("in iMiV: nin I rntnitrr-iifn.
euste.1 and Fhocked. The aone, which in trfis-tiv uniiitciiibie to !
every oie who has not learued Its wonts ana M-as, is milc up of
the olcene wonW wiiich liauiit the brothel, and i. eonsecratetl to
commemorate scenes which may qot inaptly be termed rotten.
The tendency of the llula l thot-oriphly demoralizing. Its ad
herents are found among drunkards ; iu ci.iidreu arc fit candi
dates for the tiri.-on ; eatt'.e-thievcs and l.h:iiway rol.txrs are
adultery, fornication, rairrancy. disohe-Iience to pan-nw, and
urn carriea i ine extreme, enii- iiijateiairy.
intoxicate a eusual imagination, to (rratify the lust of a lilmlin- anu rcpuring tiie precise routine ot a Uaily sitting ile
ou eye, aud to excite ti.e lascivious apitite of inimor:d men liherative Board to appoint and attend minutely to the
up to and beyond iu utmost limit. So truly virtuouj and pure ff In-nC(.ti, ., APnta. ft.v,ro .ruut, .
t Tfio ilinrc ik-it lour tnttf ti -i- i i - - - i 1 - -,. v a w
Individuals of influence, of property, of birh standing in the
church, government otlict-rs, men from whom the country expect
ed better thinjrs, hare yielded to its fascinations, ami some of
these are now so miserable as tu demand our pity rather than
The ll.ila not only destroys the morals of the people, but it
puts an end to industry. W ;ierever it has found a lootlmld there
cultivation is abandoned. A horde of tu'eralle retainers cat
the iiidnstrions out of house and home, and unless there should
be a few honnraM,- individuals who despe-e the Hula poverty,
destitution and famine are inevitable. Cart and oxen are neg
lected, phovs lie idle, the ()o iKComes rusty, the P'"Ope- live in
idle ple.iMire, and as a mutter of course in rice, and that ueigh
Itorhood becomes a nuisance to all we!!di.--posd people.
Kve:i children are swept in hy tiie absorbing spirit of the Huh;
those too youiig to v'" to school in. itatiiij: the twists and evolu
tions of the shameless tlauce-wonien, while those w ho jro will
leave the ports of the pl.-y-jti ouud to ahake Uie lingers and re
lcat the natchc of hula "nr.' they reriember.
Votir CouuniLuc regard the llula as the descendant of barbar-i-i.i,
as the r pres-nt.iti e of that time when there was no pare,
holy Cod. no husbands, ioives; but idolatry, proini.-cuous in
tercourse, and infanticide. It miss..sm.s bet one valuableuali:y,
vi7..: the powr to show box degraded the people once were: this
m.;y easily be d..-p-. ns, u with. It is a d:-.e:ije like the small pox.
I, has.no business here in the midt of civilization and Christiani
ty. Thereiore v oir Coniniittee believe it to b;' the in:eralive
liutv of every r j resntative and evry pond ci'iz. n to take a
tnol linn and decMed stand in opposing the Hula. Your Com
mittee reeonmiriid that tins wnole snbjert be ret'-rri-d to the Joint
Committee of t:.e two Ilou.-es i.ion th Civil Cod-, r-jiecially and
emphatically calling titeir attention to its " mijM,:-t.-ii'e, aud re-
r qu.-tiii theiu to devise the best means poss;b!e to remove the
evil. llesi-ei tfiilly submitted.
(SiKH-d) . J. K. CIIAMFlKUf.AIX,
c P. K.M.AM V.
I. H. HITCHCOCK,
J. W. IS. kloLKA.
On motion, report adopted and ordered to be printed in the
( and tic Vviso.
K.'solution by Mr. Kalatna, that the Joint Committee on the
llevi ed Statutes lie instructed to consider the subject uf a pro
perty tax. Adopt-!.
It w as voted, 1 1 to S, that the Speaker appoint said committee, i
lciii? himself one.
The Speaker appointed the following; gentlemen : Messrs. Jud I,
Austin, Kaiama and Kamaipelekane. ,
Mr. Judd a-ke 1 to be excu:;-d from servinir on the committee,
on the pround of pro-occupation. The Speaker hoped tl on.K tor
would reconsider his decision, as he thouvid him the best calcu
lated to sit on the committee of any jrentieman in the House.
Mr. Dowsett was appointed in the place of Or. Judd.
Mr. Kama'M-lekan aNo asked to lie excused from serving, as
his business and place of residence were on another island.
The Sjieaker appointed Mr. Sheldon ill the place of Mr. Kainai-pcl-kane.
The Joint Committee on the Kevi.-. d .statutes consists of the
follow or gentlemen :
Now.ks. Prince f.. Kamehaineha, Cov. Kekiianaoa, Messrs.
Wyllie, Piikoi and llaalclea.
ItKPKtEXT.TivK.. Me-sn. G. M. Kobertson, J. W". Austin, J. I.
T ovset:, H. I.. Sheldon, S. P. Kahuna.
The Committee on Accounts Were instructed to draw for the
sum of t'.v.t 2.
Sm.liy resolution were adopted and referred to the Joint
Co iimillee on the llevised Statutes, anion; which we noticed one
which was referred to a Special Committee of the memU rs from
Honolulu and Fcva.
Mr. Sheldon asked if this'w is net the year for taking the Cen
suswhich brought out the information that the law of 11 fix, J
tiie time for very third year, eotinting from 1V5. No census
having b.-c:i t.i".sri in Kii, its regular turn only comes next year.
A resolution was adopted, authorizing the Joint Committee to
liil any vacancies w inch nmy occur in their body.
The Hill for the protec.ion of gra.iers was made an order of
li e day lor the fir-t TueS.Iay in Decenilier next.
A iin-ssaire wa received from the Nobles, roncurriic in this
resolution of this H ni-e adjourning the legislature to the first
Vl.m lay in December next.
The hour of 12 haviinr arrived, the Hoo-c adjourned.
thi: PAST WEi:k'.
Hon. D. I.. (!n"';x, late U. S. IVinuiis.sioner at the
Court bf Honolulu his been tendered and received the
ajM)iiitin'i,t of Minister of Finance of the Hawrtiitin
tiovenimeiit, :m 1 on the 2d inst. took his oath of (.fliue
and w:ts iiitrodtieed to the t'-Mnct- and Privy CVuucil.
Mr. Grccr ulsii, as we underst-tnd, t.ike-i the place of
Mr. R. C. Wy i: on the Joint Cuiiiiiittee on tire
C By the" late arrivals from Putt's Sound and
Cohiiubia River, we learn that the Indians were aaiu
in the field, and with a force of 1500 men had fought a
pauty of 400 American regulars, who utter a desicrate
strtigjle were forced to retire with fifty privates and
five ofiieers killed. With the Oregon fetileiuents to the
South and the new uiiuino; pnpulation to t!ie north of
them, the Iu li ins will have, but a short tether and a
The ".Morning Star."
We learn that the Mirninj Star, (missionary pack
et) finding herself t"p-he.ivy while nt sea, went into
Koloa, Ivauai, and there discharged her deck-load, af
ter which she proceeded on her voyage.
Wh.il nn Incorrigible Frllow !
" It is currently reported'' t V.ff a dire, the Adcei -i's.t
reports that th present House of Representa
tive, during tlieir late sesinn, rhJated the Consti
tution in not sending some of its members to the
"ri-lit and left about face,' to humor the diseased
views of the Adrerliser. It knows that while that
sacred document remains unamended, the question
has been definitely settled by the decision of the
Chief Justice and by the uniform and repeated ac
tion of the Legislature itself, which claims the right
to decide upon the qualifications of its own mem
bers, however much the Adoerlistr'a vanity and
self-conceit may be surprised and mortified " at
such an action.
Who'll IH-Iierr it !
The publisher and editor of Urn Advertiser, niter
complimenting " the intelligent foreign community
of these islands" upon the 'refinements and liber
ality"' w ith w hich they "suttam any literary enter
prise,'' quietly rubs this compliment in by inform
ing them that he has "thus far (for two years) been
able only to make the receipts balance the expenses
vithoHt nilitirinij any eimjviis-ition to the publisher.'
We arc "surprised and mortified" that a brother
quill should have been guilty of such a refinement
The Gold I'xciirtiM-ut.
From the coast vvo learn that the Gold Fcvci for
FraziT liiver in the North still rages unabated.
Over 8,000 miners are estinnted as having left Cali
fornia for the new mines during the month of Mav.
VW Our obligations for mail favors are due to J.
W. Sullivan and the Noisy Carriers, San Francisco,
and to II. M. Whitney of this place.
Xatire I.anilotl Riht.
TO THE KOITOtt OF THE POLVXKSIW.
Sir : There is a significant clause contained in the
" Rertort" of His Rov.d Hi'dmcas thA Minisror iS tl.a
t.. :,, ; , .,i,':. i" .1 : ...i : .i. .
? Ju,1 1""" m "ii -ui pura.re epc-
tiauv nmuTvu, ii.iuieijr ; me i-oiioniKis an i comninri
people. The power of awarding whole ahupunm by
name, without survey, it is well known, was conceded
by act of legislature to the late Land Commission. All
other lands required iunis to obtain an award.
Among these were haif-lands described in the 'Iluke
Mahele," or Division Hook ; concerning the dividing
of which, the representative Agents were generally op
posed ai to choice of soils and localities ; and this pecu
liar class of lands being scattered among all the islands,
committals and corresponding directcJ surveys, were
left unattended to at tl.c close of the commission. The
e ther description of claimant-, referred to by the Minis
ter, consists oi many whose claims were legally regis
tered and established by undisputed evidence ; but the
awards of wuieli have not tioen rrnJered, on account of
the absence Of Survcy3, which Were necessary to a title
being given. The only -piestion is, to whose fault this
deficiency was owing? it has Iwn common to have all
discrepancies to the. native apathy, which, though ap
plic ible to the jitw-pre5e!itation of claims, and the non
prodtierion of evidence, cannot fairly be charcred where
presentation and testimony are on record. The organ
ized principles uf the Hoard 'Thc Board is nuder the
necessity of causing; each piece oflund to be surveyed"
so that the native who has sent in his claim to be
registered, and who .has produced his evidence, has. in
late, fulfilled oil hi.s obligations, and supposed he nitht
confidently wait the convenience of the Commission
for an award.
This appears to be a case so clear in equity, where
all law should terminate, that it was generally thought
nothing more w u! I be required to. remedy the evil very
wiJely felt, than to obtain the provincial konohilsi's en
dorsement of the riht, and the Privy Council's sanc
tion to its U.iiiir patented but that eudorsement litis
been invariably withheld on the ground of Irj-d ri ;ht,
though the coutestor is dependent on the skutie leniency
to a higher authority fur his ".Mahele" churns ! So
riid has this exaction l.een that, even where one small
lot of a few square fathom. ht'S been left out of an
awarded survey where three had been surveyed, aud
were found on reference to the surveyor's note included
the poor fellow was compelled to jrive it up, though a
favorite and long possessed little piece. Many others
have lost valuable entire claims through the award being
delayed on account of some insignificant section being in
dispute; pci haps the spot cyiitaiuino; aa orange or
coco-inut tree, left open to after examination, never ful
filled. Many others who have obtained their award
find, ou examining the surveys belonging to them, that
valuable lots are missing, most likely intended to be
surveyed another time, which never came the survey
or being probably overtaken by night, or rain, before
he could complete his notes. The only question is, how
can riijhl be rescued from the meshes of legal techni
cality I for it is evident that uo fault can be found to
exist iu any of these case to bar their just t tainis to
redress. The clause of the Minister's proposition con
templates no fiw claim, new evidence," or the pos
sible creation of any eit rights but only to secttr3
legally ascertained rights founded on recorded evidence,
and through some cause or other, foreign to the parties
concerned, rendered abortive.
Is it therefore any wonder that His Royal Highness,
who sees the &3'iir in its oppressive bearing, should say:
In my rejiort of 1" j, 1 suggested that a law should
he pas-ed, authorizing me t grant Patents to those
parties who had given evidence before the Laud Com
mission and who claims had never been disputed
also to those parties who owned land described iu the
Bake Mahele.' No action was, however, taken by t'le
Legislature on the sul.jcct, and in the absence of any
direct law, the following principles were laid down
by me. viz.: that with the consent of the King in Privy
Council, those whose claims were not objected to by the
konohikis (of course' during the Legislative Council
term) or any other parties aud those konohikis who
neglected to take out land commission awards for their
lands descriU'd in the Buko ilahelo were f.t!i!! il in
equity to fee simple titles for their binds, on paying all
costs, commutation, &c., ft though, under the law. titeir
rights were forfeited, it would nut hove b-en just fr the
(.iovernment to take advantage of their remisncss and
ignorance." It may lie added, still less of their non
iiuplication in the producing cause, which applies to
every native who bus substantiated a recorded claim
with undisputed evidence, aud has failed to receive an
from nil par It.
By the arrival yesterday evening of the clipper ship,
Whitp Smi'o r, from Sin Francisco in 11 days, we have
received Yew York d.ites to May I'D, European to May
", and San Francisco to June
The U'Jiitf Nm-u.W is chartered, we learn, by the
American Gtnno Co., to go to Jarvis Island and load
guano direct for the United States. Site leave to-day
in company with the Company's biig, the '.
which is taking donn anoih.r set of laborers to the
We briefly quote from th; New Yirk Hera',1 :
The r vent operations of the British men-of-war in
the tiulf against out commerce have created an intense
excitement at Washington. Direction have been issued
to Collectors to promptly report all cases of visitation
and search to the government, and orders have been
despatched to -rcparc reinforcements for the Home
Squadron. The subject w ts brought up in both Houses
of Congress on Monday ; in the Senate by a resolution
similar to the one which has already raised the Senate,
calling for infurmatinn as to the fact.
The bill providing for the admission of Oregon into
the l men was passed by a vote of ".7 to 17: It will, no
doubt, pass tiie House at an early d '.y, thus making
three new Slates-,
In Congress yeterdav the Senate, bv a vote of 20 to
passed the biil repealing the fishing bounties, the act
to take effect on the ulst of .December, IH'S.K
Fx-President Commoiifbrt, of Mexico, and suite, ar
rived in this city (New York) ou Saturday evening,
and are stopping at the Metropolitan hotel.
Gen. I'ersifer i Smith, commander of the Utah army,
died at Fort .aven worth en the l'.th May.
U'.lly Bowlegs, the renowned Seminole warrior, who
in the everglades of Florida defied the power of the
Uovernment f r the past twenty years, has at last suc
cumbed. There is no mistake a'Kiut it this time.
Bowlegs and the remnant of his race, numbering one
hundred and sixty, arrived at the United States bar
racks below New Orleans on Friday, e i rm:e in- the
I'arth VLAKs of t:ik Recent Ixdi ix Battle. I'. ap
pears that tiie first news of the Indian fight on 17th
May, nevr the l'i louse river, was much exaggerated
both in the loss su tained, ami the numlxr of m.n eu
g iged on both t'dos. Dispatches from Col. Steptoe c u
tirm the tiding of his defeat; but the loss of his
force was only-nine men killed and nineteen wound
ed. Anion? the killed are Capt. O. H. I, avlo ,
and Lieut. William ( inston. N. F. Ihdltin.
From F.urope we learn :
By the telegraphic summary there does not ap
pear to c. much interest in the political news brought
hy the Nia gara. There had oeen no further adviees
from India; hut it was announced in Parliament that
the government disapproved of the proclamation of I.ord
Canning, coriiiscating the lands in Oude. It is stated
that Sir Colin Campbell is to lie ma le a peer, for set -vices
which, in actual importance, are much below thoso
which obtained for Sip Henry Havelock an inferior title
of nob'iity. Folitbal matters in Spain are assuming
some new phase. The Cabinet appears to be in a state
of dissolution, some of the ministers I rov ing refractory
and forcing on tiie luccn their resignations. Under
such circumstances we are not surprised to learn that
th' Coi-tcz h is been suddenly prorogued.
The London Times of the oth instant contains the
foHovvi tg in it3 city article :
Proposals are about to be issued for the laving
uown oi a second electric eaolc to America bv an
island of Bermuda, and thence to Cape Hatlerasin
North Carolina. The total len-th would tlius bo
nearly 4;000 nautical ruiies. The promoters stat,
they have received certain concessions, with exclu
sive privileges, from France, Spain, and Portu-al.
It is also stig,-( sjod that an advantage of the route
wonld consist in the fact that 'the line could be con
tinued from Lisbon to (Gibraltar, so as to connect J
...... ..... voimuunieuuon iy way oi me -ueu-
iterranean. No directors' namti have yet been put
The bili aboll-hing the property qua'itication for
members of Parliament was deba'ted and passed to
a second reading, amidst great cheering. The ques
tion is regarded as an important one in Parliamen
tary reform, and meets with government support.
" TnE Llviatiiax Stkmsiiip It is announced will
-not be completed till nutumn. Her total cost will
amount t S00,O0o. She will make several trips t.
Atcrlca, aSid in the spring commence her voyage
to India and Astralia.
Gen. Espinas.se had recommended, and the Em
peror sanctioned, the removal of all prefects, sub
prefects, secre:arics general and councillors of pre
fecture, who have attained certain ages calculated to
impair their administrative powers.
The circulation of the Independence Beige had
been interdicted for one month in France.
M. de Chasseron, son-in-law of Prince Murat, is
appointed French Charge d'Affjircs in China, vice
M. de BoJtboulou.
The commission appointed to consider the claims
of Professor Morse has recommended that the ot-
assoct ition to be called the Eurntienn
bubrauine 'IckVaph. Company, with a capital of r-inung rvnooi lhioks,
1,000,000, in I'."' shares. Plymouth is to be the Common Sjlwoia -------
point of departure from the English coast, whence "'''.i tore: -n SchIs, - - -
it is to proceed, via Cape Finisterre, Lisbon, and the f ,u.l t Ndiools. - - -
Azores, to Boston in the United States or to the Me hemes for gratuitous uistnbuuon.
. v - i - C 1 I ...
s .......... . ,-- - " uutiuicu -.uousa.- -
francs for the use of his system in France. '
The Bomlmv mail of the Oth of April had ttn.L :
England, and the advices show a very critical state,"
nXiirs with respect to the position of the British ans
in Oude. Sir Colin Campbell had gained verv ;,'
advantage from the fall of Luc:now. whilst ih. i" ,
c . ' n-,j
season was rapidly approaching, and the reVls
numerous and active. In point of fact some dtt ick
ments of English troops had sustained severe rever -,
notwithstanding the fall af Jhansi and Kotah.
Sir Colin Campbell remained at Luckn. -
would probably moveishortly on Sundola'.an d the
The English grand army had been redistrihutoil '
with a view to future operations iu the rlehl.
Xena Sahib had been reinforced by Bareiliv Kha-. -and
proposed to attack the Knjiish.
The British esperienced a reverse in the via i - "
The Calcutta correspondent of the London lb-
News says it has become evident that theo!,;,'
the Oude campaign has failed ; that Sir Vol
Campbell's conquest was but that of an.empiv
and that the final battle grouud will be the teiri"--nf
Riihikund. It slso assert that nothing Curt! 1.
w ill be attempted yet, owing to the hot weather.
Mr. Editor, I enclose a copy of a note that i
found sealed in a bt.ttr? at sea on the- liith of L)r.
eeinber, 1S57, iri latitude ;!-30 S., longitude !li;:.
5 E. ''lease to pive it an insertion in your ya t
able paper, and oblige yours, very respectfully,
J. Madisox Williams, " f.
Coininander of the ship (Jideon Ilowl.md
Mongonui, New Zealand, '.Hh March, -
The following- is a true? copy : "Ship Ocpjv
Chief, from Melbourne to Liverpool. 1st Januarr
1S."7, latitude 4 2-40 S., loniluiie 4' .' west. ' -weil.
'l'hirty days out. T. J. Tobiv, Couima
The bottle h computed to have made a distance
of .lodtl miles. Sew Ztalander.
It lias pleased the King to appoint Duio
L. fiKr.Gf;, K-squire, Minister of Finance,
and cr officio Aleinberof the House of NoLV,
and of the Privy Council of State.
THE WHARF LOTS, whiclr' were ofilrJ
ed at Public Auction on the I3th instant, n :
having been disposed of on the day ofsalr
His Majesty's Government now otR-r the sa.
lots to the public for Sale or Lease, on privx?
Applications will be received at this Ifc.
partment for either a Fee Simple Title, or.
u() years Lease, of any of the lots as la
out in the plan submitted to the public on the
I Jtli instant.
No buildings of combustible materials n
be erected on any of these lots.
Minister of the Interior.
iterior Office, )
M-.y 11, lc?rS. j
TO PROVIDE FOR. TIIK NECRSSATtV EXPF?F;'
OF TIIE GOVKKNMENT TILL THE 31sT HI
Be it (MivUd by the-King, the Nobles and Roprcer.::
tives of the Hawaiian Islands ia Legislative Com:
asen;bled : 't
That the Minister of Finance is hereby authoTiz?) :
pay the salaries of the government ofiieers, at the
rate as provided in the Appropriation Bill Cr the t
years ending March 3 1st, lto, up to the 31st of l!s
cember, lS-"8, (with the exception cf salaries not m: "
tioned in Table E of Estimated Expenditures atfacV.
to the Ministerof Finance's report of March 31st, 1 v
unless a general Appropriation Bill shall have U."
passed previous to that date.
Awl be it furthir Jieiolc.l, That the Minister ,
Finance is hereby authorized to pay the balances "
Appropriations of li fj and 18 7, due and unpaid
the Ulst March, 18-X, as specifieil in Table C, appli ed
to the Report Ja foresaid. .
And be it further licxolccd. That the Minister of F
nance is hereby authorized to disburse .the folio;;.;
amounts for the purposes hereafter specified, until r
general Bill of Appropriations shall have been prt C
v iousiy passed. i
Civil List. J
Incidental expsnses of Privy CouimmI, -
Dkpartmext or t;ik I tehior.
Messengers and watchmen, -
Surveying, - -- -- -- -
Fire Department, Honolulu, - -
Sutipcrt of Prisoners, - - - - -
Oahu To! ice, - -Maui
Hawaii " - -- -- -- -
- 2,".i"' '
- ii " I
Ivuuai " - -- -- -- -- -
Stationery for F'olice aud District Justice?, -"
" Department, - - - - -
Mail Carriers, Kauai, -------
Printer's wages, - - - -- -- -
Purchase -i in.iterials, ------
Depaktment op Foeeii;x Kklvtioxs.
Foreign postages, stationery, ic, - - -
t).hce evienscs of King's Foreign Agents, -Translations,
- - -------
Depautmest ok Fixaxi e.
Ineidental expenses of Custom i louse, &c, - :
Lights a' Lahaina, - -- -- -- -
Pay of Enumerators, ----.."
Stitionery f.r Tax Collector and Enumerators,
" ' Dep irtiaeut. ------
Depaktmext ok Public Ixstrixtiox.
Siationerv and B-joks, - - - - -
.?'. 'Port f- 'haiuaiuna Seminary, -
DiU'.VRTMEXT Of WiU.
For the niilit try for nine months, from the
Slst oi'M ircli to the ;'lst Dec, 1cm. - ?12
It being understood that the S 4,528 14V
lent to the Treasury on 17th of July, 1?50,
Is to be returueil to the Department of War
when there are funds sufficient, that it may
Le applied to the purchase of arms.
Dkpartjiext of Law.
Expense of Supreme Court, - - -
" Circuit 2nd District,
Stationery, Supreme and Circuit Court?, -Purchase
of Law Library, - - - - -Back
salary of Johu llichardson, from 8th
August, 185o, to 31st March, 1S."8, -
Bt real- or Public Lxprovfmextsi.
Superintendent's Clerk, ------
P. iv of Koad Supervisors, - - - - - -
Purchase of Stock, - -- -- -- -
of T'oa 1 Too'?, ------
Incidental evpen"es of Bureau, - - - -
lie-pairs on Public BuiMings, - - - - -
Wharves, Harbor and Buoys, - - - -
li?p.iirs of Reservoirs an I Hydrants, - -Dredging
Harbor and filling up vYa:kahaIu!u,
Lots, including amount due for ccal to B.
W. Field, $8,202 Nov. 1st, 1858, - - - SS.i-
Iihnina Court and Custom House, - - - 7,"
Iron shutters, new Prison, HoloIuIj, - - .
IL Wessel, for building bridges, llilo, - -
Waduku bridge at IIUo, 3,0 ,
Anchor and Buoy at Kawaihae, - - - ,