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SATURDAY. JULY 7, 1SCO.
The Report SktePrevislrisI f the Bwnrtt f E
The Report repeats that religious instruction is
imparted freelj and unmolested in the unmixed
Bchooli, and that in the others Christian morals,
honesty, industry, truthfulness, chastity, kindness
and brotherly lore " are by law made the duty of
every teacher, and that no pains have been spared
to impress upon them the importance of that duty.
We have no doubt of what the law exacts as a duty
of the teachers ; but we have lived too long in this
country not to know that, in making laws, more
regard was often had to what was wanted on the
statute book to represent us as a Christian and
civilized people, than to what was applicable to the
condition of the people and to the possibility of
executing the laws. Had the early guides and
clerical teachers continued to impart religious in
struction themselves, had they mingled freely with
the people, weeping with the sorrowing and rejoic
ing with the joyful, instead of delegating these
offices to others, of whom the report confessr s that
" it can hardly be said that any are well qualified
for their high office, as this language would be un
derstood in Europe and the United States" had
they done so, there would have been no question
now of religious instruction in school.
Of the " select schools " under Government
charge, we learn that at the Laliainaluna Seminary
12 Ilawaiians " graduated with honor " in 1859,
and 17 were expected to graduate last month. The
institution is supported by the Government. The
most encouraging feature that wo can see in this
Seminary is that " instruction is daily given to all
the pupils in the English language as a regular
school exercise." Why then can not instruction
cease in the Hawaiian language?
The Royal School " in Honolulu has been con
ducted during the two years with that ability and
faithfulness which have deservedly made it so pop
ular with the natives of Honolulu. It has been
enlarged by the erection of another new building,
.and under the general supervision of its former
teacher furnishes instruction to 182 children, of
which 119 are boys and C3 girls. It is supported
by the Government also.
The " Honolulu Free School," also under the
charge of the Government, fills a worthy place in
the educational institutions of Honolulu. English
is the only language spoken at school, and the pro
ficiency of the children is the best testimonial to
At the Lahainaluna Seminary the scholars board
on the premises and consequently are, or should
be, under the constant supervision of the teachers
during recreation, as well as at school. But the
Royal School and the Honolulu Free School are
day schools, and the teacher's influence is limited
by the walls of the school room and often counter
acted by injudicious treatment or bad example at
the homes of the children.
AH these schools, both free and select, being un
der the charge and particular direction of the
Board of Education, we regret exceedingly that no
gymnastic exercises have yet been in trod i ccd and
incorporated as a part of the teachings there con
veyed. We have the honor to know that, person
ally and individually, the gentlemen who compose
the Board are favorable to such exercises, but why
collectively as a Board to whose watchful care
the physical, as well as moral and intellectual,
education of the nine thousand innocents in the
Government schools is entrusted they have not
made any application thereof to such schools, we
are unable to answer.
Under the heading of " English schools for na
tives," we learn that, beside the select schools "
above mentioned, there were only six English
schools for natives at the beginning of 1SG0, in
part supported by the Government ; two on Ha
waii, one at Eau and one at Hilo ; two on Maui,
one at Lahaina and one at Makawao ; one on
Oahu, exclusive of the Royal School, at Kaneohe;
one on Kauai, at Koloa. We are told that the
cost to the Government of these six English schools,
and of four others who were closed before the end
of 185, was $0,577 52, from which, however,
deduct $2,800 expended for building or repair of
houses, and we have an average of 377 75 us the
yearly salary paid by Government to an English
teacher, who, if he is lucky, may receive as much
more from the parents, which, however, is not al-
wavs the case. Wo can make no better comment
on this than by quoting from the Report :
It it true that the present law is a great improvement on that
of ISM, bat (till I think It is susceptible 01 premier improvement,
particularly in Section I2, wmcn requires uiai one-nan 01 me
support of each English school be furnished from private sources
before the Government can pay anything towards it. This places
the school on a precarious basis ; its support is uncertain, and
being so, it is impossible for the school otiicers to secure for it
ucb a teacher as its iuteresU require. And this difficulty Till
conUnue until means are provided quite Independent of what
may be collected from parents or guardians. Let them still be
required to contribute what may be thought proper, but let no
English school be dependent for any part or its support npoa
"' It must be apparent to all, that in order to succeed in this
most tedious, difficult and expensive work of imparting a know
ledre of the English laoruaee to the natives, means that are ad
equate and certain must be provided ; otherwise It must drag as
Houses mnst be erected and none but teacliers of intelligence,
Ability and skill, such as would command good wages anywhere,
should be employed, neither of which can be accomplished.
io.an great extent, with tne means provuieu.
Hat the President's idea of introducing the En
glish language by means of native teachers, of
whom be says, ' that it requires some ten years or
more for a native to acquire a correct knowledge
jf English, and then to commence very young,
seems to .us a culpable waste of time where there
is no time .to spare It Bhould also be borne in
uind iLat .these Eagluh schools are intended to
take the place of .the Hawaiian schools, and pro
vide tor the .general and qual education within
their sphere and pot .merely serve as masters of
laneuaeee to a few .lucky .children. It is therefore
of the utmost importance that they should be un
der the care of inert .' qualified for their high
office ' and competent to .watch and note the chil
dren and assert a moral .influence over the schools.
And sueh men and anjch women r we contend
that, whether in English pr Hawaiian, the sexes
chaold be separated can, be. had, if -decently pro
vided tor. If the acquisition, of ao English edu
cationisBOwconcededto.be a vital condition of
this people'. ery existence and future progress, it
is a shame acd.a-crime to trifle with, it and to pro
pose cheap me&ods and dilatory measures. Be
parsimonious in anything else, but be liberal. and
thorough in this. Reduce .the office holders under
Government tome twenty .beads or .so, and tee
that the remainder do a day's work for a day's
wages ; let the soldiers sbeatbo their swords and
go on furlough for some five years to come. The
Royal family will find far broader shields and high
er ramparts in the. If possible, doubled love and
affection of the people ; and let us not one moment
lose sight of the fact that the native mind is a field
for " public improvements," which, unless timely
and energetic assistance is rendered, will depreci
ate every year.
Of the " Oahu College," a Protestant institu
tion, we hear but little, now that the gentleman,
whose zeal and exertion contributed so much to
ward raising this institution to the dignity of a
College, has left this "pent op Utica" for a larger
field and a better calling. As a preparatory school
for college, however, it is deserving of the highest
credit ; and we have no doubt that the young gen
tlemen who this year, or hereafter, 6hall visit the
United States to obtain collegiate honors, will give
as good account of themselves as any who have
gone before them. At present only one of the Pro
fessorial chairs is filled, but it is worthily filled
and that by one who probably will limit his ambi
tion to being useful to his native land, instead of
brilliant elsewhere. We learn also that four of
the school lands, valued at $10,000, have been
transferred to the Trustees towards endowing the
College. The price of tuition is also not excessive.
But we have failed to learn, however, that either
the College itself, or any benevolent gentleman
taking an interest therein, have us yet instituted
any charity scholarships for such children whose
means are inadequate to their talents.
On a line, though at a humble distance from the
above institution, we find the Catholic College at
Ahuimanu, Koolauloa, Oahu, under the charge of
Rev. R. A. Walsh. The number of scholars, as
the Report 6ays, are 20; ' 10 pure natives, 8
whites and 2 mixed," and all board in the estab
lishment. We regret, however, for the sake of
comparison between the two colleges, that though
the President of the Board of Education knew it
well, he did not mention that 12 out ot these 20
scholars were both hoarded and instructed gratis
at the College, and that sincu its institution in
1845 it has never yet received one cent of Govern
ment support. We understand, however, from
the proceedings of the Legislature that that hon
orable body bus a petition from Catholics and oth
ers under consideration to grunt some support to
the Catholic College, and that the Committee on
Education are favorable to such grant. We con
fess to a disappointment, however, in not seeing
the President of the Board doing himself the credit
of redeeming 60 m my years of silence by suggest
ing such a grant himself.
Of the other select schools, not under the care
of the Government," we will only refer to the fol
The school, or rather schools, by the "Sisters of
the Sacred Hearts," in Honolulu, commenced in
July and August last year, and comprise three
brandies or departments First, the boarding
school ; second, the day school ; and thirdly, a
school for native girls, numbering 90 and upward,
under the charge of a native female teacher, with
the constant and daily attendance of one or more
of the Sisters ; and although the Government, we
believe, pays the native teacher in the last named
school, yet the school house und premises are fur
nished by the Catholic Mission. A reinforcement
of English Sisters of the same society would leave
Europe this month and would proluibly be here
about the close of the year, when another school
for native girls would be started, and both he taught
in English. All this has so far been done by the
Mission itself and tho devotion of the above ladies,
without any support from the Government, wheth
er as gift or loan, and without any acknowledge
ment from tho Board, except the short notice of
three and one-half lines in the Report.
A few months after the schools of "the Sisters"
had gone into operation, Miss Ogden's " family
school " at Makiki, Kona, Oahu, was started un
der the most flattering auspices for the education
of native girls in the English language and domes
tic duties. Through addresses, subscriptions, c,
it came upon the community for aid and assistance
in procuring and furnishing a suitable house, and
this community, which never yet failed in any
work of charity, enabled Miss Ogden to set up an
establishment capable of accommodating thirty na
tive girls. The school at present contains ten chil
dren, partly pure native and partly half-caste.
A similar school for native girls has been estab
lished in Lahaina by Mrs. S. E. Bishop, and the
Board has loaned to the Rev. C. B. Andrews $1500
to erect necessary buildings for another girl's
school, to be kept by his ludy at Makawao, and a
further petition for " $500 a year for two years "
is now before the Legislature.
All these schools for Hawaiian girls have our
liveliest sympathy and best wishes ; and we hope
that their future support will be placed on so per
manent and equitable a basis as to be beyond the
peradventure of a similarity of opinions or a fa
How this support may be secured the President
refers to in tho following paragraphs :
The Board of Education is authorised to expend, at its discre
tion, the receipts from the school tax on English schools to the
same amount as shall be paid by private parties. ow, in case
tlte law shall be so modified, as 1 tnist it will be, that the avails
of Uie school tax may be applied to the support of English
schools, whether boarding or day schools, without regard to
what parents may contribute, it becomes an important and prac
tical question what proportion of it shall he thus applied, and in
what way ; by setUng apart ? certain percentage of the whole,
throughout ail the districts, or only of those districts where there
may be such schools, and also by what rule scholars shall be
selected, since all cannot be so, that equal justice be done to the
The attention of the Legislature is particularly directed to
these questions, and its mind should be clearly indicated in re
gard to thern, so that the school officers may have a clear and
certain guide in disposing of the people's money. To see that
every child in the Kingdom is taught to read, write and ci
pher." at least, has hitherto been a settled principle of our Gov
ernment, and as Ibis could not be done in another and better
language, it has been done in the native, and must continue to
he for tlte present, but the experience of every year indicates
the Inadequacy of the native language to the waots of our peo
iile, and the importance of hastening on the introduction of the
Onglkh where practicable, as rapidly as our means will admit
ot, to do which leee reliance muetb placed on individual and
i tiimnlary effort, and more upon tJte Ooeemment, as before
What proportion then of the school revenue should be devoted
to this part of our educational work, and in what way t What
redaction shall he made in the free schools where the native lan
guage only U need. In order to increase the number and efficien
cy of the nglUb schools t
Instead of answering these questions, or indi
cating what his experience would suggest, the
President turns them over to " the Legislature,
(who) will no doubt give the subject the considera
tion its importance deserves, and act upon it in a
way that will encourage and not check the current
ot private' charity that cow flows In this direc
And then proceeds :
It is believed that the object can b best attained by appropri
ating a suitable sum of money to be expenoea t aiuing private
jp('viduilar asawiauona ugge ui iua
than attempting, as a Government, to accomplish it solely by :ts
own means, thus dividing U.e labor and expense, and at Ue
same time enlisting the feelings and sympathies of the philan
thropic in behalf of U.e native girls, which of itself Is a thing of
It is evident that the President does not see his
way clear through the difficulties which surround
him ; and we can easily understand why. Reforms
are never introduced without treading on some
body's toes, or disturbing more or less real or fan
cied interests. We have in many previous num
bers shown that the system as well as the substanee
of the present Hawaiian education is inadequate
(o the wants of the people ; and the Board should
have known that one cannot put new wine in old
bottles without danger of bursting.
As it is now virtually left to the Legislature to
devise the how and wherewith of the wanted re
forms in the education of this people, we shall
take an early opportunity to address ourselves to
them. In the meanwhile we must not omit to give
the President credit for having taken one great
step toward commencing the needed reforms, by
advocating that " the avails of the school tax may
be applied to the support of English schools, with
out regard to what parents may contribute."
Wovwill revert to the Report another time.
On Thursday moruing, 11 o'clock, a presentation of
Capt Hunt and the officers of the U. S. sloop of war
LesatU, took place at the Palace. The party were
received upon entering by His Excellency the Min
ister of Foreign Affairs, ami the Chamberlain. The
Hon. J. W. Borden, the U. S. Commissioner, having
been introduced to His Majesty, by the Minister of For
eign Affaire, presented Captain Hunt, who proceeded
to present in order of rank the officers of his ship. His
Majesty was atUnded by the Ministers of State, the High
Chiefs and Governors of the Islands, and by His person
al staff, and that of Prince Katnehameha, Commander
in Chief, who was unfortunately confined to his hvuse
and unable to attend.
The Fourth of July.
With a foreign portion of the population so numer
ically preponderating as the American in Honolulu, it
could not be expected but that the Fourth of July would
be something more than a day of diplomatic visits and
unmeaning compliments. Although apparently no
preparations h:id been going on beforehand, and no
programmes adorned the wnlls. auttouiicing to the "sons
of 76 that orations would be given and dinners eaten,
(the liijuor like a Greek prepositiou being always un
derstood, ) yet here as in every other community, there
are some men (perhaps more than elsewhere) whose
souls are never taken aback by any emergency, and are
always up to time whether for fun or mischief.
But we are digressing.
We have seen many Fourths of July here in Hono
lulu, seen a great deal of buncomb, parade and tom
fooling, and have observed as a general rule that the
more people dwelt upon it beforehand, the less they en
joyed it when it came. But this year ther.- was more
satisfaction though less show, and the best possible spirit
Byron said that " night shows stars and women in a
better light." We do not endorse the insinuation of the
disappointed bard, but as a coincidence we remarked
that the festivities of the Fourth " commenced a little
after midnight with music
" of the spears.
For I'm blest if each note of it didn't run through one."
Spirit stirring fife and drum, clarionet and bugle.
We decidedly like that kind of pastime. Serenading is
the most unselfish gratification a man can give or receive.
The neighbors all come in for a share, and even the
dogs attest their appreciation in lengthened howls of
About 4 o'clock in the morning, some gentlemen
having requested and obtained from II. R. II. Prince
Kamehameha the use of a few guns from the Royal
park of artillery, and some artillerymen to handle
them, a salute of 23 guns was fired from the Esplanade.
At length day broke glorious, unclouded and bright,
as such a day, laden with such immortal memories,
should do. By eight o'clock every thing, whether
afloat or ashore, that had a mast, a pole, or a peg to
hang a flag upon, was decorated ; and flags of every
hue, texture and nationality some of which might
possibly never have seen the battle and the breeze"
since " 76" itself, were hunted up in honor of the day
to gladden the sun and the passers-by.
At balf-past nine o'clock the steamer Kilauea, having
been put up for the occasion, started on a pleasure trip
with some two hundred passengers. The steamer was
absent about four hours, and the only record we have
to make of her trip is, that those who went were so well
pleased as not to regret having missed the amusements
At 12 x. the U. S. sloop of war, the Levant, fired a
national salute with manned yards, and cheered three-times-three
in memory of the day and the men who
made it a land-mark in history and the starting point
of their own glorious destiny. The Battery on Punch
bowl Hill also saluted the day, and in return for this
mark of attention the Levant fired another salute.
By this time Honolulu was in full enjoyment of that
modern institution, vulgarly called Fire Crackers."
Not a street, alley or court escaped the visitation of
these noisy guests, and we believe that even the church
yards were not exempt from their intrusion, either as
an insinuation to the dead upon their ultimate prospects,
or as a reminder that " the sons of the sires" had still
the pluck to face the powder. As box after box of
crackers issued out from a well known "store on the
corner," staid, grey-bearded men threw fifty years be
hind their backs and became boys in feeling and in
In the afternoon, pic-nics, luaus, horse-riding, &e.,
were the order of the day, and numerous parties were
scattered up and down the country. The Royal Fam
ily and a small party, spent the day at Moanalua, and
others in other directions.
Ia the evening Dr. C. F. Gailloa gave a ball and col
lation, at his residence in Hotel Street, in celebration
of the day, at which their Majesties the King and
Queen were present, and Capt Hunt and most of the
officers of the Levant. That Dr. Gailloa does Its honevrt
of his countrymen with perfect taste and unmatched
skill is, we believe, beginning to be pretty generally
conceded, so we merely allude to it here. We noticed
one feature, however in the collation, both for its nov
elty and as an encouragement to horticulturists. Fifty
quarts of strawberries were served up in cream; a most
delicious dish ; the strawberries were furnished by Mr.
Holstein of the R. H. A. Society's garden. ,
Scott says in " the Lord of the Isles
Lift not the festal mask ! enough to know
No scene of mortal life but teems with mortal woe."
And we regret that a disastrous accident should have
checked for a moment the pleasures of the day. While
the brigautine Josephine was firing a salute in honor of
the day, one of the seamen, W. L. Buckley, was so
severely wounded by a premature discharge of one of
the guns that, upon being instantly removed to the U.
S. Hospital, it was found necessary to amputate the
right arm below the elbow and the three last fingers on
the left hand. The operation was performed by Dr.
Guillou. The wounded man's breast and face were also
dreadfully burnt. With that spirit f prompt charity.
for which Honolulu has become proverbial throughout
the Pacific, no 9ooner was the accident known, and be
fore even his wounds had had time to be dressed, than
a subscription of $100 had been collected to aid the
unfortunate and disabled man, should he recover.
On Tuesday last the owners of this fine steamer
placed her at the disposal of His Majesty, who, ac
companied by some of his Ministers, Nobles and
Members of the House of Representatives and gen
tlemen of the Press, proceeded on a trial excursion
between Puuloa and Diamond Head. The general
idea received from the trip was one of gratification
and quiet pride that at last we had a steamer in our
waters so splendid in appearance i so solid in sub
stance and so pre-eminenily qualified to meet all the
wants of an inter-island steamer trade. For those
who like a more detailed account, we timed the trip
as follows :
The Kilauea left the Esplanade at 9.50, A. M.,
and, after some little tfelay iu the h-trbor, passed the
outer spar buoy at lOh. 5:n., steering a W. S. W.
course toward Barber's point At lOh. 32ra. was
exactly abreast of rtu ioa salt-works, below the en
trance of Pearl river, when the steamer wore round,
occupying two minutes in doing so, and headed E.
half S. for Diamond Head, Barber's point, bearing
at the time W. by S, Diamond Ilea l due E. and
Honolulu N. E. by 11 The patent log having been
found to be out of order, no reliance could be placed
on the distance run as indicated by it, the landmarks
proving far better guides to those acquainted with
the coast. At lOh. 48m. engine making 40 revolu
tions per minute, with 23 lbs. pressure of steam.
At lOh. 5oin. steered East. At llh. 3m., the en
gine making 42 revolutions per minute, with 27 lbs.
pressure, steered h. r. nail i.. At I In. 4om. was
exactly abreast of Diamond Head. At llh. 50m,
wore round again, taking 2 minutes, as before, the
engine at the time making 44 revolutions per min
ute, with 30 lbs. pressure. At I2h. 34 m. rounded
the bell buoy from outside ia. having slackened apeed
during the time a collation was served up on board.
Stc red again for Diamond Head, the engine makii.g
47 revolutions per minute, with 37 lbs. pressure and
13 lbs. to square inch vacuum. At 12h. f2m., being
abreast of Waikiki, went about again and headed
back for the bell buoy, the engine showing 49 revo
lutions per minute, with 39 lbs. pressure. At Ih.
12m., P. M., passed the bell buoy and stood in for
the harbor, the engine making 51 revolutions, with
39 lbs. pressure, arriving at the Esplanade under
slackened wry at lh. 2m.. P. M.
The noiseless, easy motion of the machinery, and
vessel cannut be sufficiently extolled. And it in
sincerely to be hoped that she will be able to make
such arrangements with the Government as will se
cure to the country and the people that long waited
for desideratum an intcr-island steam communica
tion. Sanrenir Crl Jnlv Terns. 18CO.
Present, Chief Justice Allen, Associate Justice Ii.
The term was opened with cases requiring the native
The following is the Calendar of cases with the dis
position of them, bo far as we are able to give it before
going to press.
The King r. Puhau. Larceny, 2d degree. Plead
guilty. His offense was stealing a trifling amount of
clothing from the dwelling house of Mr. Parke.
The King t. Keahi, at. Joe. Heedless and furious
driving. Tlead not guilty. Acquitted. The prisoner
was the driver of Mr. Lewers' lumber wagon. The
offense charged was driving and turning a corner
hastily with a load of long lumber, the ends of which
whirled around and knocked over a cask of bread at
the door of Mr. Everett's auction room, at the same
time striking amongst several gentlemen standing by.
Messrs. Harris and Austin for prisoner.
The King r. Hopu. Furious and heedless riding.
Plead not guilty. This matter occurred on Monday,
the 21st of May. The prisoner was charged with
running over a native woman at the corner of Fort
and King streets, by which the was so seriously
injured as to be confined to her bed for forty day., was
barely able to come out to give her testimony. She,
Mr. Post, a native constable, and a native in company
with her at the time, testified that the prisoner was the
guilty party. His Honor, Judge Ii, charged strongly
against the prisoner, and the jury brought in a verdict
of not guilty.
Messrs. Harris and Kauwahi for prisoner.
Mr. Bates, aided by Mr. Kanahina, appears for the
Crown in these criminal cases.
Tuesday, July 3. The King w. Hoopii Murder
in the 2d degree. The prisoner wai charged that
on the afternoon of the 21st May, he and three or four
others rode furiously up the Nuuanu Valley road, that
opposite Judge Kapena's place, Ihihi and three other
constables drew across the road to arrest them for fast
riding, that they caught at the bridles, were not able
to hold them, that Ihihi caught at the bridle of pris
oner's horse, was turned around, struck by the horse
on the breast, knocked down and received injuries of
which he died in the hospital a week afterward. The
verdict acquitted the prisoner.
Messrs. Harris and Kauwahi for the" prisoner.
The trial occupied most of two days, and was con
tinued from Tuesday to Thursday.
In this and the preceding case the line of defense
was that the party charged was not the real man, that
in the crowd and rush the police caught the wrong
man. Numbers of witnesses were called who charged
one Johnny Ailama as the true party. Between them
all there was a frightful conflict of testimony.
King vs. Henele. Charged with murder in the 2i
degree. This case is from Lahaina. Henele, riding at
a rapid rate, in a crooked street in Lahaina, ran against
a woman and inflicted injuries that caused her death.
The jury retired at 6 o'clock. The jury brought in a
verdict of acquittal.
Messrs. Harris and Kauwahi for prisoner.
Civil Cilsiiar JwlT Term. 1860.
B. F. Bolles vs. J. Y. Brown. Assumpsit G. Mc
J. Montgomery, Attorney for plaintiff.
Kaapu and Nahua vs. John Ii. Trespass.
J. Montgomery, far plaintiffs. Messrs. Harris and
Bates for defendant.
Kaapoa vs. John IL Assault Counsel as above.
W. A. Markham vs. J. H- Strauss. False imprison
ment J. Montgomery for plaintiff. ' C. C. Harris for de
L. Kamehameha vs. P. Nahaolelua, J. H. Kaeheekai
and Abner Manuku. Ejectment (For the Court.)
C. C. Harris for plaintifE '
Levi Mana vs. T. Spencer. . J. Montgomery and C.
C. Harris Attorneys for plaintiffs. A. B. Bates for defendant.
Also, against the same defendant, Jonathan Wales
and William FelL Three " Nile" cases.
H. Macfarlane . M. M. Webster. Assumpsit.
C. C. Harris Attorney for plaintiff- J.TJoctgomery
and W. Lee for defendant (Referred.)
Manuel Paiko . Ira Richardson. Right of way.
(For the Court)
A. B. Bates for plaintiff. C. C. Harris for defendant.
C. A. Taner rs. Wholean, (Chinaman.)
R. C. Janion rs. James Castle and Peleg Jennings.
ti? The Advertiser charges us with having attempt
ed to depreciate the Consular bills of this place. Cut
bono t We think that our taking up the discussion
has had the excellent effect of preventing a panic.
But we are told that it is not our business to report
the commercial transactions on the street. Of course
hum ! nor marine, nor judicial, nor legal, nor
police, nor any other matters which can be so much
better and far cheaper brought before the public by
that famous truth distillery across the way. It is
no doubt the perverse existence of our office that
makes the Advertiser sin so terribly and so often
against truth. Instead of piously and humbly pray
ing lead us not into temptation." it lets off ueh
a querrulous and growling " deliver us from the
roltwsian" that sympathy grows callous and char
fj- The Advertiser says :
Our ambition has tieen to chrits a perfectly independent pa
per, and while following principle with nndeviutingstep, tonvoid
the error or becoming me organ oi a single idea.
We have been too polite, all along, of saying as
much ; but now that the truth has been let out, we
congratulate our contemporary on its perfect success;
for decidedly the last place to look lor an idea will
be in the columns of the Advertiser.
While entertaining and expressing our opinions at all times.
we hare never krxiUitrd to ffire utt'rama to the rjiiaum of
other uijmng Jrom . f . A.
Well, well ! The Advertiser speaks already as if
it were the only press in the country and could safely
defy contradiction. We n-ver ' overhaul discarded
contributions" and hold them up to ridicule. But
that is a matter of delicacy which our contemporary
has et to learn.
2f The Advertiser has it that Burke ranked the
Pres3 as the fourth estate next to Lords, Commons
and Clergy." " What the heart is lull of, the mouth
speaketh." But if Burke could see himself burked
in that shameful manner, we think that his castiga-
tion of the Advertiser would surpass evtm his famous
indictment against Hastings.
LayiaK I he Cwrsier Sterne ( the Qaeen'a
On Siturdty next, the 14th inst, the corner stone
of this building will be laid, with imposing ceremo
nies, by His Majesty the King, according to the sub
joined programme, furnished us by the Trustees for
Agreeably to the vote of the Board of Trustees of
the Uuecn s Hospital, the txecuf.ve Committee nave
completed the arrangements f. r the ceremony of
laying th corner stone of the euihce to oe devoteu,
when completed, to this noble public charity.
The procession will form at the Stone Church, at
Kawauhao, on Saturday, the 14th inst.at 11 A.M..
and proceed thence to the ground where the ceremo
ny is to take plate.
For the sake of convenience, the Committee have
prepared a programme of the procession and exercis
es, and hereby invite the whole public, whose interest
has been so tangibly expressed by their generous
benefactions, to unite with the Board in the inter
PBOOH A MMR
W. C. PARKE, t-Mj., MARSH At
Frocession to form at the tttone Churchvat 11 A. .M., en Satur
day, the 14th instant.
Mechanics' Beuefit Vnion.
THEIR MAJESTIES THE KING AND QCEEX,
(in a carriaireV
The Chancellor of the Kingdom.
Justices of the Supreme Court, Ministers, and other High Offi
cers of ftate.
Foreign Diplomatic Representatives, and Commanders of
Foreign Consuls and Officers f National Vessels.
Subscribers not included in the foregoing.
Order of Exercises,
I. Prayer in Hawaiian, by Rev. Mr. Armstrong.
3. Music in iNatire.
8. Addres in Hawaiian, by His Majesty the King.
4. LAYING TI1K CORNER STONE, BY THE KING, with
5. Address in English, by His Majesty the King.
7. Prayer in English, by Rev. Mr. Damon.
When we give the Trustees all the credit and honor
which they so richly merit, for their perseverance and
management, an extra share is justly due to one of
them, Th. C. Heuck. Esq., whose architectural skill
prepared the design after which this noble building
will now be erected.
V. S. Ship Levaal.
On Wednesday, the 4th of July, Capt Hunt and his
officers received the visits of a large number of their
countrymen on board of this fine sloop of war. Those
who were present expressed themselves much pleased
with the precision and celerity with which the salutes
were fired, although to ears unaccustomed to the report
of " villainous saltpetre" the sensation was rather
stunning. Among the visitors we noticed Chancellor
and Chief Justice Allen, his Excellency the Minister of
Finance, Marshal Parke, and others.
In celebration of the Seventeenth Anniversary of the
restoration of the Government to the rightful sovereign
by the late Admiral Thomas, on the 31st July, 1843,
Mr. Wyllie (D. V.) will give a Famj Ball, in the man
ner of the Spanish Terlulla, at Rosebank, on the 31st
l la Ibe Fiftare!
If there has been an error made in the following
account, of a million or two, it may be a very serious
matter. Perhaps the statistical clerk of the P. C.
Adv. will check it at his leisure, and if an error is
found make a note :
" Mr. Bailey, the President of the London As
tronomical Society, has bem for six years weighing
the world in different way, and is now ture that he
has obtained its specific gravity so nearly accurate
that his figures cannot err more than O.0053. He
places it at 6.6747. The total weight of tho world
in gross tons of 2,240 pounds, according to his
scales, is (6,062,165,52.211,410,488,889) six thous
and and sixty -two trillions, one hundred and sixty
five thousand five hundred and ninety-two billions,
two hundred snd eleven thousand four hundred and
ten millions, four hundred and eighty-eight thousand
eight hundred and eighty-nine tons."
rr We learn that the public installation of offi
cers of Excelsior Lodge No. 1, 1. O. O. F.. which
was postponed this week, will take place on Monday
evening next, at their Hall in Tort Street.
CP The comet, said to be that of Charles the
Fif'-h, is risible every evening, when clear, in the
Northwest, from sunset till about nine o'clock.
IjT The communication signed Question will ap
pear in our next. .
TO THK rDITOK or THS P0LT5DUX.
Sra : As the name of the firm with which I am con
nected has been used pretty freely, in a rather singula,
communication in yesterday's Advertiser, under the
signature of Hawaii," and as the writer insinuates
rather than directly makes, a variety of charges sgsm
them, or their agents, on Hawaii, from raising the
price of sirloins," np to destroying the Feace of mindof
a very respectable resident of that Island, after oci
afflictions as he has lately borne, in the loss of a son, t
daughter, and the wife of his bosom for upwards of
forty years," I think it my duty to said firm, or rather
to R. C. Janion and his agents, to guard the public
against forming hasty opinions relative to the statement
and insinuations made therein.
With regard to the diplomatic note of Mr. Mallet to
Mr. Parker, published yesteiday, we are both ready to
admit that the composition might be altered with con
siderable advantage to its perspicuity. Understood lit.
erally, it might well surprise any stock owner, to be
asked permission to remove " all cattle branded and on
branded," from his lands, and to send some responsi
ble person to see that there was no injury done to them;
nor would it satisfy his feelings to be told that the pr.
ty making this request was willing to pay all reasonable
But the truth is Mr. Parker, well acquainted with
the circumstances, and at that time unprompted prob
ably by his fritnds, and not more addicted to verbal
criticism than Mr. Mallet, cut through the difficulties
of the wording, and without supposing for a moment
that he was asked to give up his own branded cattle
understood at once the gist of the communication; judg
ing so, at least from his answer, which I have before
me, and in which he replies on the same day, politely
and with judicious brevity as follows.
UjtaiKDi, June 12, 1SC0.
Mil J. II. .Mju.lt:
1kab Sib: 1 recrivetl your note, and in regard of dmin all
the unbeaiidoi cattle utf my Intnl. I cannot cooseut for you W tie
m. Yours re-M-t-t(uily.
(Signed,) J. P. Passu.
And there the m .tter dropped.
It is hardly necessary to explain that what Mr. Mal
let really wished to ask of Mr. Parker, was permission
to remove from the land all cattle, branded and un
branded belonging to K. C. Janion or the Government,
and it is unfortunate he did not say so, as the note ma.e
a capital peg on which to hang a string of ch rges and
innuendoes, as absurd as they are unjust, but the at
tempt to gain a point in this wild catile case, by mak
ing a ' Dick Turpiu" out of Mr. Jan ion's agent, through
an imperfectly worded n te is too transparent to deceive
Perhaps some light may be thrown on the cause of
the communication appearing, as well as for the appeal
to the sympathies of the public, when they are inform
ed that next week a case will come before the Supreme
Court and a jury, the decision of which will it is hoped
settle many matters connected with the wild anbranded
cattle on Hawaii. They should also be informed that
certain parties on that Island, who (unlike Mr. Parker)
have not, and never had, any herds of cattle, have re
cently I tid claim to all unbranJed cattle on their lands,
no matter whose l hey were or where they came from.
It is not my intention to criticize any of the state
ments of Hawaii," on this unbranded cattle case, as
its merits will, it is hoped, be fully gone into before the
proper tribunals. It will be sufficient lor me to state,
that the version given by M Hawaii," of IL C. Janion 's
agent's interpretation of his claim under the contract,
is a grossly misrepresented cne, and the facts generally
are presented with just as much of the truth as might
be expected under the circumstances.
The respectable character of Mr. Parker, has I believe
never been disputed, and his age and other qualities
enumerated by Hawaii," entitle him to all the con
sideration and sympathy which a jury may conscien
tiously allow him, in any decision they may give, in a
case affecting his interests, and I should be the last per
son to wish either to be withheld; but writers like
Hawaii," of ex-parte sentiments of cases which have
to come before a jury, must mistake the calibre and
temper of the Honolulu community, if they expect to
establish new principles, or obtain privileges where
none have heretofore existed, by publishing the afflic
tions of their neighbors, with the object of enlisting the
sympathies of the public, and thus gaining adherents
to their, perhaps, not disinterested view of the case.
W. L. Ghees.
Hoxoixlc, July 6, I860.
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COMMEKCI A L.
FRIO A T. Jl'LTv, I SCO.
The trade of the past week has beeu very quiet, with the in
tervention of a hulyday, which, as the national day of the Mer
chant, and Mechanics who numerically preponderate in the for
eign clement of our business community, was almost noiversaj
ly observed by the closing of the warehouses and workshops.
We have no arrivals u note. The Yankee m fully due front
San Francisco, with the U. S. Mails. Some anxiety ia felt frosn
the non-arrival of the KutUee from Victoria. The Frances
Paluter will not sail for San Prancisco nnUI the arrival of tho
The new steamer Kilttuen has made two trial trips, which are
pronounced by those who itnessrd them, to have been perfect
ly satisfactory. We trust tho lorrrnment wiU yield every con
cession, within the limits of sound discretion, to keep this insti
tution among us. The able report of Mr. Henry P rentier icast ia
1H56, upon the iuter-island navigation, to Hi Excellency R. C.
Wyllie, showed conclusively, to oar Bund, that wherever steam
ers ran, the whole freighting business on those routes invariably
The bark Grecian sails to-morrow for Victoria, and takes a
small quantity of sugar and other island produce.
With the exception of
FIG A 8 of which about 10,000 tts have been shipped to Vic
toria, on plantation account, we have so transaction In Island
produce to quote. Prices remain unaltered.
AUUTIOX SALES. The sales on Tuesday ex Grecian, re
sulted ia the following price The attendance wa not good,
although the prices look a little better.
Dav Goods sd Clotbmc. Printed chintz, 13e yd; Uney
ginghams, 16c; asst'd shirts, tVX V do Petersham panto
ti 1; Petersham coatt. 2m3: plum eoTd sacks, 11 S5; do .
do pants, $3 40; gray doeskin pants, f! 68; gray check panta
ti 81; do vests, $1 wi; ladies' blk jet battens, 15XW nr, la
des' brad dresses, Wife; round eombs, 5 doa; la
dies' fancy gloves, $1 liS3?i $ do; silk fringe, 8 in., le, 4
ro., 25,t;c; lengths of silk, 25e ? yd; French stays, S0cj"p pair;
gray doeskin tacit, S3 75 ea gray doeskin pants, A J J&SI3 6l
V pr; woolen pants, $3 43; musliu dresses, 33 ea; Panama
hats, tX V do; reeling Jackets, I .'' ea; fancy pants, $3 360
83 81; Mack aaata, 3 3it Ughora hats, 9 43 V doe; flat doa
ble brim, U S ft do; curled do, $G 4:1; single brim do, 7 68
fit" 81; long cloth, !0e; imperial shirtings 9c
GaocxsJB. Crackers, 81 30 $ tin; fancy biscuits ia ttns.TSe
J 6 tin; ginger nttts, tl 31; maeearoni, $1 C8; sardines,
halves, S3 06 y dos; do qrs, M 23 f do-
EXCIIAXOK On San Francisco ia demand at par. Sales at
V to t 9c prem. We hear that 3000a8MO in 40 day bills oa
Xew Verk, with an endorser, sold an Monday at y dise't.
United States Consulate Drafts oo th Secretary of State of th
Cnitel States, at ten days' sight, to th amount of fnOO, wer
taken BPr 91000 at par, 83000 & X discount, and th re
mainder O IX V e dieoat- We bear f a sal afterwards f
th same paper $3000 at par, purchaser paying X V ' n
We notice that our bro. Kevorbsr of th Commercial Adrtr-