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SATURDAY, MAY 7, 1S59.
Hit Majesty! Speech Proroguing the
Nobles and Representatives :
I congratulate you upon having concluded
the labors of a Session protracted beyond
my expectation, and, I imagine, that of the
country at large. . I trust that after all the
attention which has been expended on the
revised Civil Code, the result will prove a
compilation sound in its principles and con
venient in its arrangement. If it have no
other effect than to encourage a decrease of
litigation, by exposing in its proper place
the law applicable to every civil regulation
which lejjislatioa makes the frame-work of
our national system, your time, and the ex
peuses of the session, will not have been
consumed in vain.
I have heard with satisfaction that the
amendments of the Constitution which I sug
gested and laid open to your consideration,
have been acted upon, and I do not doubt
that the next session will see them confirmed
and made effective. I think they will initiate
a more wholesome system of legislation,
prevent unnecessary delays and expenses,
and place the Executive Government in a
position better calculated for giving explana
tions and receiving instruction? from that
House which originates every fiscal meas
ure. I thank you, Representatives, for the pro
vision you have made for myself and those
nearest to me; and, while alluding to the Bill
of Appropriations, I cheerfully notice the
fact, that in making distribution of the rev
enue you have, for the first time, proposed
for the country a system of expenditure strict
ly proportioned to the estimated receipts.
I confess that the act of your two Houses
which I regard with mo9t complacency, is
that in which you commit the public Treasu
ry to the aid of Hospitals. You, Represen
tatives, amongst whose constituents are those
very persons for whom these places of re
fuge are principally designed, have express
ed a kind and grateful feeling for the personal
share which I and the Queen have taken in
the labor of securing the necessary means
.for the establishment of a Hospital in Hono
lulu. Whilst acknowledging your courtesy
I wish to take this first public occasion to
express the almost unspeakable satisfaction
with which I have found my efforts success
ful beyond rny hopes. It is due to the sub
scribers as a body, that I should bear wit
ness to the readiness, not less than the liber
ality, with which they have met my advances.
When you return to your several places, let
the fact be made known, that in Honolulu
the sick man has a friend in everybody. Nor
do I believe that He who made us all, and
to whose keeping I commend in now dismiss
ing you, has seen with indifference how the
claims of a common humanity have drawn
together, in the subscription list, names re
presentative of almost every race of men
under the sun.
So the session of 1653-9 has actually closed
at last. The Representatives made 123 working
days of it, the Nobles 84. For a small country
pretty well supplied with laws before, this looks
like rather heavy job in the way of legislation.
"When, too, it is remembered that a joint commit
tee of the best men in each House had during the
recess been engaged for months and months in the
revisal of the Civil Code, the preparation of which,
we believe we might gay, had been the work ot
years and years, some opinion may be formed of
what a pains-taking people we are. There is no
reason to suppose that the revised statutes will
please everybody after all, but it is within the
bounds of moderation to expect that after so much
discussion, with the experience of several years as
a guide to the woiking of the laws embodied in
the new Code, laws amended or otherwise accord
ing to circumstances, 6ome improvements will be
found. Contradictory statutes and statutes re
pealing previous statutes made to repeal etc., be
ing abrogated, and the whole law upon each sub
ject being printed in its proper place, minus all the
dead wood of former legislation will, as we pre
sume, and as the Kir. wisely hopes, prevent law
suits and assist the inferior courts in particular in
dealing out justice.
Eut the whole session has not been devoted to
one object. Several useful bills have been passed,
most or all of which were based upon necessities
illustrative of material improvement. Item, the
Act to promote Fencing ; item, the Act to incorpo
rate the Honolulu Gas Company ; ihm, the Act to
promote Inter-Island Steam Communication ; item,
the Act for the protection of Insectivorous Birds ;
and item, last yet first of all, the Act to provide
Hospitals for the indigent sick.
Of the amendments of the Constitution formally
suggested by the King himself the wisdom cannot
be doubted, nor would it be fair to entertain any
misgivings on the score of their final passage by
the second session, according to the rule which the
Organic Act lays down in regard to amendments
of itself. Without underrating the intelligence of
the Representatives whose labors have ju3t con
cluded, we may assume that the country will send,
at least, as good men to the next session. Indeed
it is to be hoped that if ever hereafter the Sove
reign should feel called upon to 6end a Message to
the two Houses by Royal Commissioners of such
standing as II. R. II. Prince Kamehameha and the
Chancellor of the Kingdom, the Custodian, accord
ing to theory, even of His Majesty's conscience,
no "Rufus of Debate " will be found rude enough
to move, in the first place, that the Message be
laid upon the table. The property qualifications
for Members cannot fail to give a tone to the low
er Hous.e, and keep away from the solemn Coun
cils of the nation persons who might be rather
strongly described as political filibusters. By
fixing an amount for each Representative's ser
vices, be the session long or short, the business
of the country is likely to be subjected to less pro
crastination, and houorable gentlemen will even
feel a pecuniary interest in putting a stop to the
practice of talking from a mere desire to grainy
the gift of the gab, and of resuscitating arguments
which have already been domolished.
His Majesty seldom appeared to greater advan
tage than he did on Wednesday last. The Hall
was crowded with ladies and gentlemen anxious to
witness the last act of a drama, in which the prin
cipal actor docs not come upon the stage after the
first rising of the curtain, until the very moment
when it is about to fall. In the mean time he per
forms a part something analogous to that of the
character in Sliakspeare's Midsummer's Nights'
Dream, who roars behind the scene. The
Household Guards and the Honolulu Rifles were
stationed to receive the King, and a large num
ber of persons were assembled, although no no
tice except to the two Houses had been given of
the day and hour appointed. At half past twelve
IlisMaiestv entered attended bv the Chief Justice
of the Kingdom, the Ministers of State and the
Officers of the Royal Staff, and the Representa
tives havinz presented themselves at the bar of the
House, the King read in a clear voice and" with
happy emphasis the Speech which we print above.
THE PAST WEEK.
Departure f the Actios Brilinh Cenmil General.
II. B. M. Acting Consul General, B. Toup Nicolas,
hav ing since March last been afflicted with a malady by
which Lis intellectual powers were greatly affected, re
turned to England iu the clipper ship Tizarro, Capt.
Sweet, ou Tuesday last; Mr. E. S. Ruggles having been
engaged to accompany him as a gufrliau. Under the
head of ' By Authority," it will be seen that W. K
Green, Esq., has with the consent of His Majesty, un
dertaken the charge of the British Consulate until fur
We understand from those who have frequently seen
Mr. Nicolas during his illness, that amongst the symp
toms of his distressing malady, there never was the
faintest indication of ttat perversion of the moral senti
ments which in medical jurisprudence is considered to
be one of its most certain diagnostics. Ou the con
trary, their Majesties the King and Queen, the other
members of the royal family, the prosperity of these
islands, the welfare of the Hawaiian people, the high
judicial officers and ministers of the King, all his per
sonal friends of both sexes, and his physician, were
the subjects on which he constantly dwelt, in the most
extravagant terms of confidence, affection, and generos
ity. From these and other favorable circumstances, it
is hoped that he will recover completely before be
reaches Portsmouth. By his affability, frankness and
pleasiug manner, he had recommended himself strongly
to the good will and respect of all classes and degrees
in this community.
Arrival of Catholic Anna.
It is our agreeable duty to record the arrival by t,he
bark Xelson, from Valparaiso, of ten ladies, members
of the Catholic Mission on these islands. These are the
first nuns who have ever set foot on the Hawaiian shores,
and if we msy augur of their future success and useful
ness in their vocation from the enthusiasm which greeted
them on their landing, it will be all that their most san
guine hopes can desire. Immediately on their arrival,
rcligiouH ceremonies were performed and a Te Deum
was sung at the Catholic Cathedral.
These ladies are regular nuns of the order of the
Sacred Hearts, and their especial calling is the educa
tion of youth, to which their time, we believe, will be es
pecially dedicated. We congratulate the rising gener
ation of Hawaii nei, w hether of foreign or aboriginal ex
traction, on the arrival of these ladies, to supply a want
in the education of female youth which has for years
been felt severely.
In connection with the arrival of these ladies, we would
mention a pleasant incident which speaks the large and
royal heart as well as the lady-like courtesy of Her
Majesty Queen Emma. The Queen was out driving in
her carriage when she met the cortege which escorted
the nuns to the Catholic church ; she immediately
stopped, entered the church, and attended the service
held as a thanksgiving for their safe arrival.
As soon as they have had time to install themselves
in their new habitation, the public will be informed of
their educational programme and terms of tuition.
Our cotemporary, the Advertiser, Is famous for its
ability to dudge the truth of patent facts, even when
those facts are strewn in its path as thick as autumn
leaves. It seeks notoriety ; we will eater to its appe
tite, It staffs that the brig Advance was recently pur
chased by a German Company." It might have known
for the asking that the brig was purchased by E.Coquin
Esq., by and for himself, he being an Hawaiian natu
ralized subject It states the price to have been SI 700;
it was 17-30. It says the brig is bound " guano hunt
ing;" she is bound to San Francisco with freight and
passengers. It says in one place that Ehe sails ' on
Saturday," in another that she sails " to-day" (Thurs
day); it is neither the one nor the other, for she sails
some day next w eek.
It says that the British bark Xelson " arrived yes
terday (.Wednesday) from Arequipa, South America."
Arequipa being an inland town, thirty leagues from
the coast, we would ask how the bark got there, and
back again to the water ? We read some years ago in
the New York Sun that Queen Victoria and suit had set
sail with a large convoy of men-of-war from Leith for
Edinburg." The Advertiser's geography is on a par
with that of the Sun.
Of the Splendid, jr., it "guesses" that we have been
splendidly sold'' by Capt St. Clair in the account we
gave of bis expedition to Johnson's Island, published in
our last. We pity the professional jealously that can
stoop so low as to risk its reputation on a guess. It
thinks the Captain saw as much of Johnson's Island
as he did of the man in the moon." Had it added " or
of truth in the Advertiser," there might have been some
point in the simile, though none in the fact. The Cap.
tain swore to the truth of his statement before the Con
sul of his country, who affixed his seal thereto in con
firmation; and now the Advertiser guesses that the Cap
tain has perjured himself and the Consul been guilty
of culpable credulity ! We do not know what stock
oar cotemporary spriugs from, but it is certainly not a
Yankee one, or it would guess nearer the truth than
above. "We are sorry that our friend did not obtain
the first account, but it has probably been so busy
studying Greek and Hebrew of late, that it had no time
to spare for marine intelligence, and so it went a guess
ing. Better late than never."' A month ago we no
ticed a new monthly issued in San Francisco, the Hes
perian, by Mrs. H. F. Day. This week the Advertiser
has become aware of the fact. "Good news travel
slow" it would seem.
A qui de droit.
"We take this occasion to congratulate the country at large,
npou the fact that at last the measure fur which tr have battled
nncttPriiffl!, early and late, in a certainty." Adcertuttr.
Thus speaks our friend about the Hospitals for the
Hawaiians. Here is another claimant for the civic
crown. And with whom has he battled ; if we may
ask without exposing our ignorance We have ever
identified ourselves with Hawaiian Hospitals, and only
last week expressed nearly the same sentiment as the
Advertiser, only, as might be expected from us, we did
it in a more modest phraseology. His Majesty the King
agitated the subject as long ago as 1854, before the
Royal Hawaiian Agricultural Society, two years be
fore the establishment of the very journal which now
claims the precedence in the measure, and what he
said then was so true in fact, so royal in spirit that it
is a pleasure to us and due to him to repeat it here.
He said :
Whilst on this subject, I cannot but mate confession of a
feeling that all has not been done to preserve the lives of the
people, and as a consequence to maintain the requisite quantum
of labor that ought to have been done and that could have been
done, because natives, or some natives could, for a time, have
opposed the idea of going into au hospital when sick, no hospital
was created until the smail pox apeared amongst us. The neces
sity for those houses of woe having been removed, we again
stand before the world as a people without hospitals, but by no
means without disease. One would have thought that such a
prejudice as I shall alude to on the part of the lower orders of
Hawaiians should have been an extra reason of the speedy erec
tion of hospitals, because they were not institutions the full ben
efit of which could be offered at any moment to those in need of
medical aid. first of all, that prejudice had to be overcome. I
believe that many a laboring man loug since laid beneath the
sod, mijflit have been alive and at work on this very day, had
the institutions I allude to been called into existence even ten
years ago or rive, Uod knows whether there may not have been
an impression some here, that persons suffering from disease
contracted in folly were unlit to become the recipients of aid
from the pulilic purse or a private one. Be that as it may, many
a Strang man to labor has been rendered weak, and iu the cen
sus table many a child who should have been recorded in Uie
births has been left unrecorded there, and many children of the
first and it may be of the second and third generations are now
!eiiig visited with the sins of Uieir fathers, because we. Mr. Pres
ident and tJeutlemen, unlike the good Samaritan, have neglected
our duty towards our neighbor."
Giving credit then where credit alone is due for the
statesmanlike forethought, the humane conception, we
may not overlook in this registering of claims, on
which posterity may be called upon to decide, that
grand as was the forethought, sublime aj was the con
ception, they were after all but a Bethesda's pool, un
til God's angel of Mercy had stirred its waters, and
the young Queen Emma had imparted life and activity
to the abstract idea.
Honolulu Flour Company,
On MouJay last the Honolulu Flour Company held
their annual meeting for the election of Officers and
transaction of business. The Officers elected were Rev.
It. Armstrong, President ; J. T. Waterhouse, Vice
President; A. 1 Everett, Treasurer; F. L. Hanks, Sec
retary; A. J. Cartwright, Auditor.
The Company has during the past year ground up
14.S38 bushels of home grown wheat; from which they
have turned out 2,703 barrete of flour, first quality, and
580 barrels of middling, besides 14o,942 pouuds of
bran and shorts. The ruling prices during the ye;ir
have been from $10 to $12 per barrel; and the greater
portion of the flour sold has been for home consump
tion. It is undeniable, and gratifying to notice that
the flour turned out from the mill during the past year
has compared very well with that of foreign imported,
and last year's wheat even better. The new crop will
come iu some time in July, and is sai 1 to promise fair
The Company declared a dividend of 12 percent per
annum oil the year's business.
Among the resolutions passed was one to build a
cracker and bhip bread bakery as a supplement to the
mill; also to purchase the steam power now furnished
on contract by Mr. D. M. Weston. In regard to the
latter we learn that the purchase is only to take effect
one year from date.
lieation of the Civil Code parsed its second reading. Ad-
''"Arait'aa, Eighthth Dv. Prince Xaineliameba of the
Commute on the sections of the Civil Code which relate to
ST We have no doubt that all of our readers will
be as well pleased as ourselves to learn of the appoint
ment, by His Excellency the Governor of Oahu, of
Jules Dudoit, Esq., as Superintendent and Clerk of the
Honolulu Market vice Iona Piikoi, Esq., deceased.
That Mr. Duloit will keep that institution in tip-top
order is one of those assurances which a man's bare
name sometimes aspires. Though apparently an infe
rior post, it is nevertheless one of great trust and confidence.
J We are under obligations to D. C. Bates, Esq.,
for the Hakodadi Shipping List published elsewhere.
We learn also that the Japanese are raising potatoes in
abundance to supply the whalers next falL
We learn that tho Advertiser has purchased
the stock of the old Mission Printing Office, and
is sendiug it home to be sold as old metal. Among
the discoveries it has made in this stock of thirty
years keeping, are a font of Greek and another
of Hebrew types, the only ones in this country. With
a growing college withiu the sound of its power press
almost, did ; our friend across the way" retain these
valued expositors of classic thought, of ancient art ?
Not it. We have read of I. Lucius Mummius and
his appreciation of Greek art at the taking of Corinth.
The Mummius family are not all dead yet.
CF Our acknowledgments are again due to A. J.
Cartwright, Esq., for valuable information touching the
whaling fleet expected next falL - .
SP" Our thanks are due to Mr. J. W. Sullivan of San
Francisco, for files of Eastern papers. Also to Messrs.
McRuer & Merrill for continued favors.
CF The crowded state of our eolumns to-day will be
considered as our excuse for the non-insertion of several
communications on various matters.
TO THK EDITOR OF THE POLTNESIAIt.
Hoxolciu, Mar. 5, 1859.
Sir : The Editor of the Commercial Advertiser states
in his paper that I am going guano hunting in the brig
Advance, lately purchased by E. CoquL In reply I
would say th it I am going to San Francisco with freight
and passengers, if any shall offer, which fact I hereby
advertise in justification of myself and others.
I would also say that any man who attempts to throw
doubt upon the truth of my Log, in so utigentlemanly
a manner as he has done, should at least give some
reason for so doing. I am voura truly,
CHARLES St. CLAIR.
P. S. I enclose you a copy of the American Consul's
certificate appended to my Log. C. St. C.
1, Chas. St. Clair, master, and William Manchester first
mate, of the sloop jjendid, jr., ol San Francisco, hereby
certify and do upon oath declare that the foregoing writing is
a true and corrert statement of daily events n Log Book of
aid sloop Splendid in every respect and particular, so he'D
mm I -.H -J ... 4 ., . . " "r
............ l 1H11. iJT. CLtla.
. . . " Wnxiaw Muchiitii.
bubsenhed and sworn to before me t and I hereby certify
that I consider the above statement of Chas. Pt. Clair, master,
:d William Manchester, first mate, entitled to full faith and
Witness my hind and Consular seal, at Honolulu, H.
IL.S. I., this lJtb day of April, A. D. lt-51.
(Signed,) . AB.NLR PRATT; V. S. Consul.
Honac of Xeblesw
April 98, Scvi!tt-ii!th my A message containing a
Resolution expressive of the deep regret of the members of
the House of Representatives on the occasion of tne death ot
the Hon. J. Piikoi, announcement ot which having been made
the House adjourned till the day succeeding A communica
tion was received from the widow ot the deceased member,
the Hon. J. Piikoi, expressing her satisfaction and that of the
family of her lata husband at the Resolution of Condolence
passed yesterday. The Joint Sesoluliuu respecting the pub
the liep-rtuient of War reported. Report received and adopt
ed, inerebv adding at the end of Chapter 42 Uiese words, "sav
ing and excepting, however, all the existing laws relating to
the military and to the Department of War." The wretary
was empowered to audit the accounts ol the Uoa .
close ol the session, and with the approval of the President
to draw upon the Minister of Finance for the accessary
amount to de!ry the same. Resolved to insert in the appro
priation bill under ihe heading of the Civil List, Uis Royal
Highness the Prince of Hawaii, at the rate of one thousand
dollars per annnm from May sM, 1S58, the date of his birth,
SI fcti3 -25." Rewdved to in-ert the sum of 822,000 fr exptn
es of 'the Legislative session of lSoe-9. Also under the head-in-of
Department of Law to Insert "Clerk Circuit Court,
first Judi.-i.il Circuit (if the Court shall sit) SiVi.OO. Resolv
ed to introduce a new section allowing the heads of depart
ment to make up deficiencies in one appropriation for that
particular depaitment out of ilie oveiilus opod any other
appropriation. The -uui allowed Mr. W.Jarrett as compen
sation for a vexatious proseeutiou was altered trom f I'J.uiW to
13 ."sh. The report of tlie Committee of finance w as adopted,
and the Appropriation Biil passed in second readme. The
Rules were then suspended and Ihe Bi l passed tonally. 1 he
Joint Resolution in regard to the publication of Ihe Civil Code
was reconsidered, amended and passed. Adjourned.
ratL 3D, Kiohtv riasr Ha v. A messaje transmitting a
bill to amend Chapter of the Civ il Code, by imposing a hue
of from S0 to 100" on the manufacture of intoxicating
drinks. Rejected on its first reading. The Joint Re.oluiiou
in rer ;trd to the Civil Code was received back again newly
amended. The House insisted on ii former vote. Adjourned.
.Mat 2, Eightv-scosd DT. The House was inform, d
by message that the House below had appointed a committee
of three to confer wiih a similar committee of this House on
the points of non-concurrence in the Appropriation Bill. A
similar committee was appointed accordingly, 10 v. hich Messrs.
Wy Ilie, Ii and Raima were nominated. Alter recess the com
mittee reported, and the itein in regard to the claims of Ihe
Uueen Uowager not haviug !een ananced another committee
was appointed. The bill 10 amend Chapter 42 of the Fenal
Code was reconsidered and pased. The Civil Code passed
ou its liiial reading. A message was received staliug that a
Resolution had been passed to respectfully inform His Majesty
that the business of Ihe sesiou would be completed by W ed
nesday, and Messrs. ;re-;e and Nahaolelea were appointed a
eoiniu'iliee to wait upon the King with a simitar uotilication.
.Mat 3, Kiohtt-tuikd D.r. Mr. Cir?pi; of the Committee to
wait on the King rt port- d. A message was read transmitting a
bill to aid in the establishment of hospitals for sick and disabled
Hawaiian seamen by imposing a small poll tax upon passengers
from abroad, which bill was rapidly passed through the House.
Mr. (JregR of the committee on the Queen Dowager's claims re
ported, and the report was adopted. A Joint Resolution relating
to the claims of Mimes Kekuaiwa was introduced and passed. A
committee of the House of Representatives, Mr. J. I. Howsett
chairman, presented the Bill of Appropriations as concurred in
by the two Houses. Resolutions ol thanks were passed relating
to the President, the Secretary and officers, and the House
Mat 4. EiuiiTV-rornTH Dat. A Resolution was passed direct
ing the Commissioners to sujierinteiid the printing of the Civil
Code, to number its titles, chapters and sections consecutively
At 12 P. M. His Majesty attended by the high officers of State
entered the House, and the Members of the House of Represent
atives having appeared at the bar of the House, the King read
the Royal speech prorojruins the Legislature. His Majesty hav
ing departed the House ailjourntd die.
Hons of Rrprrwiilntirrfe
AraiL 29, b.t Hcinaco ad I'shjt First Dv Mr.
MrCullv. from the Committee of Conference, reported on sun
dry amendments which had been agreed to by them. Adopted. :
The .Nobles informed by mesaee that they had amended the
sh-'d chapter of the Penal Code, so as to retain the present laws !
in re j j r J to the military. Adjourned to 3, P. M. j
3. P. M. Mr. Richai'iUon. on leave, red a tir.-t time a bill i
to i me ml the Jd rhapter of tlie Civil Code, h inserting a new
seciioii, to the cll'ect that whoever shall disull any spirits,
shall be fined not to e.vceed $HM nor under j0.
The Rules being suspended, Hie bill passed a first and second
readings, and was ordered lor a third reading to - morrow.
.Mr. Robertson offered a resolution to the effect i hat, tlie House
of .Nobles concurring, His Majesty be respectfully inlormed
that the Legislature will be ready to adjourn on Monday.
Altera short discussion, withdrawn for the present. Ad
journed. April 3H, O! Hundred ud Twhtmicojo Dir. Mr.
S heliloti, from the select romimttee on the claim of the heirs
of Ihe late Prince Keknaiwa to certain horses and rattle se
questered by government, reported a muss of evidence which
they had taken and which went to prove thai such sequetri
tion had taken place under the authority of the late King
Mr. a. recommended the insertion of ,'j.t0 to reimburse tae
Mr. Robertson said this was a serious matter and its proper
place was before the Courts of the country. He moved that
the petitioner have leave to withdraw.
Mr. Chamberlain seconJed tiie motion, and if the petitioner
would nut withdraw, that it be laid on the table, or indefinite
Mr. Kaauwaepaa seconded the motion to reimburse the
The subject was ordered for committee of the whole, when
Mr. Robertson's motion was carried.
The act to amend the 411 chapter of the Civil Code paused
a fin i! reading.
A message w as received front the Nobles transmitting the
joint resolution respecting the publication ol the Civil Code.
Amended by inserting the name of G. M Robertson as a com
missioner ou the part of this House, and leaving it to the .No.
bles to appoint a similar commissioner ou lueir part. Ad
journed to 1. P. M.
1, P. M. The House met pursuant to adjournment.
A message was received irom the .Nobles transmitting the
biennial bill of appropriations, as auieoded by them. Consid
ered in committee of the whole.
The salary of the District Attorney of Hawaii was put up
to its former figure in this House $1000 per annum.
The salary of the interpreter tor the Police Court of Hono
lulu, which had been stricken out by the Nobles, was rein
serted. The salary for a district justice for -North liilo was reinsert
ed. The appropriation of S'OO for a part of the principal of the
note in tavor of the Uueen Dowager for the purchase of Wai
kahalulu lot was disagreed w ith.
Mr. Sheldon offered a resolution to the effect that, the No
bles concurring, a joint committee be appointed to wait on
his Majesty for the purpose of informing him that this legis
lature will be ready to adjourn ou l ednesday. May 4. Adopt
ed. Mfwr. Sheldon and Kipi were appointed ou the part of
Ou motion of Mr. Robertson tf was resolved that a joint
committee be appointed on the puiiitsoftlinagreemrnt between
the two Houses. .Messrs. Do w sett, Sheldon and Kalama were
The .Nobles informed by message that they had non concur
red in the action of mis House on the joint resolution for the
publication ot the Civil Code. The subject was relerred to
tho committee of conference above. Adjourned
MT a, USE HtHDIDD ANU T XSTT-THIRD DAT.
Mr. Mi Cully moved to reconsider the action of the House on
Saturday, giving C. C. Harris, Attorney lor heirs of M. Keku
aiwa, leave to withdraw his petition. The vote was reconsid
ered, and Mr. McCully read a joint resolution to the effect that
a board ol referees be appointed to cousioer t!iee matters,
and that their decision shall he final.
Mr. Chamberlain opposed the resolution in toto. He justi
fied the action of the late King and the government ol the
tune. The King was then Supreme there was no Constitu
The Kules were suspended and the resolution read a becoad
time and ordered for Committee ot the whole to-day.
Mr. Sheldon offered the fallowing resolutions :
Jltjvlrrid, That the Representatives of the People, in the
name of their constituents, beg most respectfully to present to
their Majesties the Kine and Uueen, their united and heart
felt thanks lor the personal exertions which their Majesties
have made (and which have so happily been crowned with
urref) in securing a fund for the establishment of hospitals
for the indiuent sn k.
Jir-wlcfl, That by this act of their Majesties they have more
thxii ever secured a firm and lasting title to our affections as
well as our loyalty.
HrMdvnt, That a select committee be appointed, whce duty
it shall be to present a copy of these resolutions to his Majesty-
The resolutions were adopted, nem. con. and Messrs. Shel
don, Robertson, Richardu, Kalama and Kahookano, were
appointed the Committee.
Mr. Robertson read a first time a bill to impose a tax on
passengers for the benefit of hospitals. Ordered for to-day.
The joint resolution of Mr McCully was then taken up, and
Mr. Robertson's bill passed a second reading and was or
dered lor a final reading to-mnrrow.
Mr. Dowsett, from the joint committee on the Appropriation
Bill, reported certain points ot difference which had been
compromised by them. Adopted, and the House adjourned.
Mat 3, Uji llfDHto aid TwxsTT-roi rth Dat. Mr.
Robertson, from the committee on education, presented a short
report, in which it was recommended to approve the recom
mendation to appropriate $10,001) worth of school lands to
wards the endowment of Uahu College, made by the Presi
dent of the Board of Kducatiou. '1 he report was adopted.
The same gentleman, from the select committee to wait on
His Majesty wall resolutions adopted yesterday, conveying to
him the thanks of the House lor his exertions iu securing a
hospital fund, reported that they had performed that duty and
that Ilia Majesty was pleased to express his gratification at
this new assurance of the good feeling of the Representatives
of the people towards hi.useif and family.
.Mr. Sheldon reported that Ihe select committee on adjourn
ment had waited on His Majesty, who was pleased to inform
them that He should proceed to prorogue the Legislature to
morrow at 13 M.
The joint resolution in regard to the claim of heirs of Prince
Kekuaiwa passed a final reading, and Mr. Austin receiving a
majority of ballots, was elected by the House as one of the
The Marine Hospital Act passed a final reading.
A message was received from ihe -Nobles, intorming that
they had appointed a Committee of Coulerence on the claims
of the Uueen Dowager. A similar committee was appointed
by the Representatives, when the House adjourned to 3 P. M.
Three U'Clock P. M. The House met pursuant to ad
journment. Mr. ltowseit, from the jiint committee of conference report
ed that (hey had agreed in favor of paying the Uueen Dowa
ger $.".)0rt in Exchequer hills, with interest at the rate of 12
per cent, per annum, as part pay ment of the note of govern
ment in her favor, for the Waikahalulu property. Also, that
they had agreed to pay her $ltKH for her interest in the prop
erty now occupied by Messrs. Hoffschlaeger It Stapenhorst,
provided she shall agree to release to the government all claim
to said property. .
These propositions were agreed to by the House, nem. con.
A message was received from the Noble, transmitting a
notice ol the acquiescence of that House in sundry billg sent
up to them, and also in the points of difference in the appro
The House took a short recess while the latter part of the
appropriation bill was being engrossed aa amended. The bill
having been engrossed, the committee of finance carried it to
the House of Nobl;s, and returned with the announcement
that that House had concurred. Whereupon the House ad
journed to to-morrow, Wednesday, at 10 o'clock.
Mat 4, Os Hcsuiid ad Twentt-fipth Dat. The
Nobles inlormed, by message, that Kiev had flnnlly passed
the biennial bill of appropriations for 108-59. Also transmit
ting joint resolution respecting the publication of the Ciril
The committee on accounts reported that the expense of
the House to date were $7,195, and they were instructed to
draw tor that amount.
Mr. Kupnkee offered the usual resolution of thank to the
Speaker, to which Mr. Austin responded in an appropriate
The House took a recess until a quarter to 13.
At 1-2 P. M. the House proceeded to the hall of the House
of Nobles, and, after listening to His Majesty's speech, the
members returned to their hall, and passed vote of thanks
to His Majesty for his gracious speech ; alter whirh the House
adjourned tinedie. The royal speech will be found in anoth
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By tho arrival of the clipper ship Polynesia,
Capt. Morse, in 13 days from Sua Francisco, we
are in possession of foreign dates as follows : New
York, March 21 ; San Francisco, April 23 ; Europe,
The bark Yankee had arrived at San Francisco
on the 15th April, having lost a passenger over
board, name not given.
The news we compile ns under :
Washington, March 18. .Notwithstanding the
reports sent from here yesterday in relation to a
pecial session of Congress being ordered for Aug.
22d, tho matter has not yet been definitely settled,
though there can be no doubt that a special session
will be called, and that the Proclamation of the
President will go out to California and Oregon by
next steamer. -At a Cabinet meeting to-day, the
question of the extra session was not considered.
A decision on the matter will be made to-morrow.
Washington, March 19. There is much reserve
in official quarters as to the extra session question,
and no satisfactory response has thus far been
elicited, but to-night there is reason to believe it is
held in abeyance tor the present, liable to be taken
up at a future period. There is a subject pending
which probably produces the indecision, namely :
Whether the mail service can be carried on by cer
tificates instead of cash until Congress can make
the necessary appropriations. It is known that
most of the Cabinet are opposed to the extra ses
sion. The compensation of postmasters and con
tingent expenses amount to two millions per quar
ter, leaving nothing of the revenue for the mail
service. It is supposed that the proposals to pay
in certificates will be far less favorable than if the
contractors were to make them on a cash basis.
Seventeen of the special mail agencies have just
been discontinued, and the order granting extra
compensation out of postages has been revoked.
It is not true, as has been stated, that Postmas
ter Holt has threatened to resign his office unless
there should bo an extra session of ConTess
Washington, March 20 Should it be found im
practicable to make arrangements by which the
mail service can be performed by means of certifi
cates, and should it be decided between now and
the 26th inst. to call an extra session of Confess
a telegraphic dispatch on that day to 2iew Orleans
could be forwarded by way of Tehuantepec in the
steamer of the 27th from that port to intercept at
Acapulco the mail which will leave New York for
the Pacific to morrow.
Philadelphia, March 19 It is said that a new
filibustering expedition against Nicaragua has been
organizing for some time, and that Gen. WalLer'j
departure for California is directly connected with
it, as the enterprise will start from the Paoilic
side. Walker's recent profession of the Catholic
faith is believed to be designed to propitiate Xica
raguan sentiment ; but that will uot succeed, since
he is known and detested there.
Gen. Ilenningsen's Emigration Scheme, osten
sibly for Arizona, is supposed to be inspired by a
similar purpose, with an understanding as to a fu
Waskixotox, March 14, 1SC9.
It is credibly ascertained that both England and
France disclaim any other intentions iu sending navai
forces to the Coast of Mexico than to procure due re
paration for wrongs to British and French subjects
The further statement is made that it is not their pur.!
pOfe to take sides with or favor either of the contend
ing Mexican governments. Thare is reason to believe
our government is not apprehensive that anything will
be done by them in conflict with the Monroe doctrine
or to shat e the political institutions of that country.
Lord Cowley arrived at Vienna cn the 27;h of Feb
ruary, and a telegraphic despatch from that citj s&
that Prince Frederick William of Prussia wn3 expected
to arrive there on a spt-cial mission from Berlin, but
Le Sord publishes a telegraphic despatch stating that
the projected diplomatic mission of Prince Frederick
William had been abandoned.
Thirty-nine niembev of the Wurtemburg Chamber
had issued a strong a :Jres?, representing that the ar
maments in France were made with a View of estab
lishing vassal States for the Napoleon dynasty. This U
the view entertained generally by the Uerinan radicals.
Unless the Emperor abandon his war projects it is as
serted that the German sovereigns will have no choice
but to form a coalition against him.
Lord Cowley presented his credentials on the 28th.
The Vienna correspondent of the London Timn states
that people were so disgusted with tlie policy of the Em
peror Sapofeon that they loudly expressed a hope for war,
in order to end the present suspense.
In the House of Commons on the 2Sth Feb., Mr.
Disraeli rose to explain and ask leave to introduce the
promised Parliamentary Reform BUI of the government.
He commenced by reviewing the history of the reform
question since the cardinal event of 18o2; and although
lie admitted the importance of population and property,
he gave a variety of reasons why representation
based upon these grounds would not answer, and con
tended that th principle of representation founded
upon population was limited, fallacious and entirely
erroneons, and had nothing novel about it. By the
new measure it is not proposed to fully disfranchise
any place at present represented, but it is intended to
reduce the representation of fifteen small boroughs from
two to one member each, and to give of 'he fifteen
seats so vacated eight of them to certain counties, and
the remaining eeven to large boroughs not at present
represented all voting to be done by means of votiDg
papers, and a register to be kept of all qualified voters.
Mr. Disraeli concluded by earnestly recommending the
measure to the impartial consideration of the llouse.
He was greeted with loud cheers at the termination cf
his speech, which occupied three and a quarter hour 3
in its delivery.
. Several members forthwith proceeded to attack the
bill, including Lord John Russell, Mr. Bright, &c.
Mr. Disraeli said that Irish and Scotch bills would also
be introduced. He fixed the 21st of March for the sec
ond reading of the bill. During the proceedings the
House was filled in every part. A large number of
peers occupied the gallery pet apart for their use, and
in their midst was Mr. Dai!a3, the American Minister.
The report that a baronetcy was to be conferred on
Mr. Samuel Cunard is confirmed, and the appointment
had been made.
It 19 stated that the offered guarantee of eight per
cent, to the Atlantic Telegraph Company is accompa
nied by a stipulation for its cessation whenever the line
is not in working order.
Europe. Ci rowing Probabilities of War.
The tenor of the intelligence from Europe is
more warlike, and there appears to be less confi
dence in Lord Cowley's mediatory mission to Vien
na. The Paris and Vienna journals, and even the
letters to the London papers, ai"e quite belligerent.
The Paris Constitutional announces the with
drawal of the French troops from Home.
The Emperor of Austria is said to have become
determinedly warlike, and much embittered against
France. The Vienna journals are also warlike.
The military preparations in Italy are continued.
A dispatch from Marseilles says that Russia has
GO.000 troops on the river Pruth.
The British Parliamentary proceedings have been
important. Rumors prevail of the projected union
of the Liberal force in Parliament under Lord?
Palmerston and Russell, in opposition to the Gov
ernment Reform bill.
The advices contained in the Bombay mail of 9th
February bad reached London by Telegraph. The
rebellion in the province of Oude is declared for
mally to be ended. The British troops have en
tered Xepaul, and have commenced measures to
reduce the rebels to submission.
Interesting rROM Japax. By advices from Japan
to November 10, we learn that the new Emperor, Foen
Tzigo, had issued a decree relative to the fulfilment of
the terms of the Treaties recently concluded with
foreign Powers. A libetal tone characterizes this docu
ment throughout. It permits the introduction of the
Catholic religion into the ports of Simrxla, Hakodadi,
Nangasaki and Desima, but stoutly refuses to permit the
importation of opium a favor which, it is said, the
English had hoped to obtain from the New Emperor,
after nil negotiations to that end had failed with his
List f Ship which hare Arrired at Hakcdadi
from April, 18oT,l reaibrr, 1838.
Bit Blierins, Morne, Boston, 876 tons, arrired, .ept 6, IS57 from
Petropauln.iki to Honolulu.
le.eii)tr Bird, Homer, BOton, 410 tone, arrired Sept 8, l!57,
from Petropauhuki to Hoiudulu.
Portsmouth, Koote, 1" S. X., iwrived Sept 20, "57. from ?itnoda.
Adeline, N' Bedford, Taber, 8-J9 ton, arrived Oct i, ISS7, wuled
Februarys, IsThJ; from Ochntsk, tcintrrrd.
Rapid, New Bedford, Wert, So5 tnn. arrired Oct 22, '57, Miled
I'eb 5, '5d; from Ochot?k, vrint-rfl.
Josephine. Aden, Fairharen, 446 tons, arrired March 5, 58, Mi
Murrh 15, to Ochotsk fcra.
Gor. Troup M.ltun, Ne York, 4.10 tons arrired March 14, "58,
nailed II rch -'4, t Ochotak Sa.
Empire Russell, X Bedford, 4o3 tone, arrired March 21, 58, s!d
March 30. to O 'hotSK S-ru
Minerra l'rowe!, S Bedford. 4f8 tons, arrired March 27, ISM
sailed April 6, to tVhotsk
Epadon. llmont, Frauce, 375 tons, arriTed March 27, 1S03,
failed April 6, to Uchi'Wk ?ea.
Milton llalsey. X Bedford, tons, arrired April 1, 1SW, sld
April 9, to Ochotsk Sea.
Bowditch, Martin.Warren, 440 tons, arrived April 2, 1553, sailed
April 7. to Ochotsk Na.
Cowper, Dean. X Bedford, 392 tons, arrired April 2, 1553, sailed
April 13, to Okhotsk Sea.
Covington, Newman, Warren, SjO tons, arrired April I, ls6S,
sailed April 14, to Ochouk Sea.
Isabella, Lyons, X Bedford, 3li5 tons, arrired April 5, IS55,14
April 14, to Ochouk Sea.
Warelet, Swain, X Bedford. 300 tons, arrired April 6, 1S53,
sailed April '.'H. to Ochotsk Sea.
Kutosoff. Wing, N Bedford. 415 ton, arrired April 6, 1853, tail
ed April 18. to Ochotsk Sea.
Adeline Taber, X Bedford, 329 tons, arriTed April 12, 1S53, sld
April 16, to Ochotsk Sea.
D. Wood, Morrison, X Bedford, 346 tons, arrired April 12, l?iS,
sailed April H, to Ochotsk Sea.
Sheffield Oreen, Cold Spring, 573 tons, arrired April 19, l"5-s
sailed Aprd 21, to Ochotsk tea.
Rapid. W est. X Bedford, 5t.;" tons, arrired April 21, 1SS3, sail
ed April 22, to Ochotsk Sea.
Alice Fraiier, Newell, X Bedford, 4X tons, arrived April 22,
l"a3, sailed April 26, to Ochotsk Sea.
Sophia, Homer, S Francisco, 82 tons, arrired May 10, 155S, sail
ed May 14, from S blinds to A moor.
Mississippi. Nicholson, I" S X, arrired Aug 6, 1?53, sailed Oct 2,
from Simoda tr Xacjrasaki.
Geo. Krell, Krell, Hamburg, 364 tons, arrired Aug 16, 1858, sail
ed Aug 21, from Amoor to S Francisco.
Strelock, Fedorowitch, Russian Nary, arrired Sept 8, 1S5.3, sail
ed ScDt 14: from Simoda.
Rapid West. X Bedford, 505 tons, arrired Oct 20, 1553, sailed
Xor 13, to Ochotsk Sea.
Chandler Price. Holcomn, X Bedford, 440 tons, arrived Oct 21,
1 , sailed Nor 13, to (X-hotsk siea.
Tempest, Allyn, X London, 330 tons, arrived Oct 21, 1853, sld
Nov 8. to Ochotk Sea.
Russian transport steamer DeGygit, Russ Navy, arrived Xor ,
Ru.ssian transport steamer Ptrelock, Russ Xavy, arrived Xov 3,
sailed Nor V4, to Tartary.
Russian transport steamer (no name), arrived Xor 2l Tartsrr.
All ships marked thus are whalers. Ton will observe that
the Adeline and Rapid wintered here that is, they remained
here from 23d October to 5th February. The shii that fm
here thi fall did not remain lonir, but hare gone south to cruise
for whales on a new jrronod between the islands ef Nippon ana
Kisiu, Japan. You will hare no difficulty in finding the pl" on
the map. These ships hope to get full this season, and will u
for the Sandwich Islands in the Spring if Oier are soccessS
Capt Holcombof the Chandler Price, is confident that we sha"
hare at least filty whalers here next spring.