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SATURDAY. DECEMBER I, ISGO.
la the San Francisco Bulktin of November
3d, we read of the Board of Education in the State
of California, that :
" To tbe Rule mnd Regulation, as heretofore published
have been added provisions for revular and s) steuiaiir instruc-
Uam in eaJistnenics ana gymnamtci, iov a more monmpu nu
tilatw of school man, aad tat the minor detail, of order and
t t We have time and again referred to the subject
ofgynintic exercises as forming a portion of the
"publioeducati6n ol the peoplei"but "ala9, tlie deaf
ear and the cold shoulder are all the returns that
we hata hitherto met with ; and we have at times
been treated as impertinent and wicked in wishing
to derote a small portion of the school fund to the
physical education of the children, and to withdraw
them for an hour or two a day from under the spout
of that . educational pump, which the Hawaiian
Board of Education have been working for so many
years with so email result.
Bat notwithstanding the bad success of our pre
vious attempts, we are agin reminded of our duty
to " err aloud and spare not," when we see the
Educational Boards of other countries taking up
the subject and pushing it through, without any
" other question than " is it right, is it needed ?" if
so, all other considerations must yield, seeing that
the physical health of the people is the primary
condition of the perpetuity of the State, and the
proper basis for the development of those social and
individual virtues, which increase the charm and
the usefulness of life here, and the chances of bliss
The neglect hitherto shown by our own Bardof
Education to the physical culture of the people is
unpardonable. In the face of one of the most de
structive transition periods on record, (as regards
health and constitutional strength) not a measure
has been taken that looked ever so indirectly to
ward instructing the children in, and endowing
them with, that physical development which would
in after life have enabled them to combat the rude
shocks and insidious evils of their condition. They
have been plentifully instructed in the ways of an
other world and the acquisition of eternal life, but
the ways of this world and the lessons of physical
life they have been permitted to pick up in the gut
ter, if at all, and only when experience came too
late to save. The health-giving exercises and
amusements of ancient days were tabued, because
heathenish associations clung to their practice, but
do attempt was ever made to supplant them by
others or, while retaining, to purge them of their
Wherever there is a will, there is a way," is
an old saying, and although our Government is
necessarily poor, yet had the Board possessed the
disposition, there can be no reasonable doubt that
the means would have long ago been procured for
every school in the country by the contributions of
the parents, the assistance of the benevolent and
the direct aid of government.
But it may be asked, supposing you can procure
a gymnastic apparatus of some sort to every school,
how are you to procure competent teachers ! We
'answer, that with a determined will to remedy, so
far as in this government lies, the sad neglect of
former years, even this difficulty will soon be over
come. There is already in Honolulu a Gymnasium
or Turn-verein, as it is called, which, if applied to
and paid for, would no doubt consent to act as a
Normal school, at which the present country school
masters or some one of their oldest and most prom
jsing pupils might be instructed during vacations,
taking tarns by divisions of districts or otherwise,
and thus qualify themselves on their return to su
perintend the physical education of their scholars.
To this should be added swimming.
' ' Whatever is to be done, however, should be tak
en in hand at once. It may take three or four
years before competent apparatus and teachers can
be' obtained throughout the country ; therefore the
sooner we begin in places where these tilings can
be obtained, the better will be our prospect of im
parting a proper stimulus and accomplishing the
object which should concern the State, as a corpo
ration, and every individual parent in it, full as
much as the acquisition of knowledge by which the
world will never be benefited, unless accompanied
by that constitutional health and power of endur-
ance, which if inborn should be strengthened, and
if not inborn should be imparted, by the physical
education of the children.
. We pray the Board of Education not to consider
themselves wiser than similar Boards in other
countries, but to reflect and concede that the phys
ical culture of the children is as much a portion of
their duties to attend to, as the mental and moral
culture.' And we now earnestly refer the Board
and our readers to the article on our fourth page re
lative to this subject. We do not wish to stand in
even seeming opposition to any branch of His Ma
jesty's government, but while we represent the ur
gent, ever louder crying necessities of the growing
generations, the experience of ages and the widen
ing sphere of physical culture in other countries,
we shall not shrink from exposing as wicked and
absurd an adherence in this country to obsolete
systems, and the neglect to impart to the young
that power which renders the ills of life endurable,
is the parent of hope and an active antidote to
vicious idleness and premature decay.
. The Stationery Trade ifae Pacific
One of the many facts which indicate the progress of
social reSnraent and civilization is, though seldom no
ticed, the book and stationery trade. Wherever you 6ee
a neat and well kept establishment of this kind, with a
gentlemanly and intelligent proprietor, you may be sure
that yoa are in the midst of an intellectual, refined and
well informed people.
In our own little country a bookstore has been estab
lished for several years, and although many times it
has bad a hard road to travel, yet we believe that the
general result has been . satisfactory. Formerly the
long distance, the lapse of time, the uncertainty of ar
rival of a shipment around Cape Horn, were serious
drawbacks to the' establishment of the book trade in
these Islands, not to mention the small demand which
then existed.' Bat we take it tor granted that " when
things are at the worst, they mend," and the advance
of the book and stationery trade is but another evidence
of that fact. Since the discovery and settlement of
California, and the opening up of the Panama and over
land routes'of communication with the Eastern marts
of the United States and those of Europe, the book
trad received an impetus on the Pacifio side of the
world, which a whole century of the ancient dog-trot
v. - -
would never have imparted to it San Franeisro, of
course, became the center of this trade, and several em
inent firms engaged in it and found a lucrative remun
eration. "Their success undoubtedly reacted favorably
upon the trade here, and we were by their means ena
bled to obtain nt only books, newspapers and maga
xines before they were old aud stale, but also the latest
and most fashionable styles of stationery. Both branch
es of the trade, however, were carried on conjointly in
San Francisco until about two years ago Mr. Albert L.
Bancroft, brother of the eminent Publisher and Book
seller, conceived the idea of taking Stationery and mak
ing it a separate and distinct branch of trade, devoting
his best energies to that alone. No house exclusively
Stationery had as yet been started upon the Pacific
Coast. Accordingly after having. spent one year in
preparation, the requisite arrangements were consum
mated for receiving regular supplies from the Mills
and Manufactories of the United States, Englaud, France
and Germany, and the enterprise launched in San
Francisco, eaily in 18G0, under the name of A. L. Ban
croft & Co., Mr. II. H. Bancroft becoming junior pait
ner in the firm.
So far it has proved a decided success, there not be
ing a town of any consequence in California, Oregon,
Washington or Utah which docs not contain one or
more customers of this house. Closely allied to the in
terests of this new firm, stands the old house of II. II
Bancroft & Co., with its large warerooms crowded to
overflowing with books in evfry department of litera
ture. The customers of these two houses derive great
advantages in their being able to make up their entire
sto k from them, and by each department of their busi
ness being carried on separately and upon its own
To our own Book and Stationery Store, and to those
who turn to San Francisco direct for their purchase-
we would heartily say, give the new house of A. L.
Bancroft & Co. a calL
Thb Fancy Ball- given by His Excellency R. C.
Wyllie, Minister of Foreign Affairs, cn Wednesday
evening last, at the Court House, was so complete a
success, so perfect a triumph of its kind, that we feel
sure that a more detailed description cannot fail to grat
ify our readers here, and interest others abroad, whose
ideas of Polynesia " and the " South Sea Islands "
have not yet advanced beyond the descriptions ud
fashion plates furnished by "Cook's Voyages " or the
" Mutineers of the Dounty."
Fifty years ago the naked, unlettered barbarian
landed his canoe and hung his nets to dry, or stuck
his defiant shear in the sand, where now stands the
temple of justice, in whose chambers and holy of ho
lies Lis own children officiate with credit and distinc
tion. Forty years ago the little wavelets of the b y
played nature's and their own mazurka with the sea
shells and the alge, to the tune of the deep-rolling
surf outside, where but a day or two tince one of the
greatest art-triumphs of civilization was consummated,
in which tie children of the soil, the grandchildren f
those whom Cook describe!, Lore as prominent a part
and weie as dlstingues as any of foreign advent Thirty
years a;:o, even, the wardrobe of few llawaiian ladies,
except the Queen Regent aud some of the principal
Chiefessts, comprised but little more than the humble
cotton chemise and the never failing, ever graceful flow
er wreath ; to-day there are thousands whose toilette
and parure evince alike their means and their taste
and, although 8,000 miles from Paris, show the latest
fashions within a month.
This is the first fancy ball, worthy of the name, given
in Honolulu. It was originally intended to have been
kept on the 31st of July, the great national holiday of
the restoration of the Hawaiian flag by Admiral Th-iin-
as, but owing to the severe illness of II. R. H. Prince
Kamehameha and his subsequent to ir to British Amer
ica and California, it was postponed until the 2Sth of
November, the national anniversary of the recognition
of the independence of this country by Great Britain
and France. The ball was given by Mr. Wyllie to
commemorate this event, in honor of their Majesties
the King and Queen, and as a re-union of the scatter
ed elements of the very best and most fashionable soci
ety in Honolulu. And well may His Excellency feel
gratified and proud of the perfect success of his attempt ,
unmarred by a single cross or the slightest regret
In the Court House the large hall of the Supreme
Court and the spacious rooms adjoining had been given
up to the occasion. The hall was tastefully decorate!
with evergreens and flowers, and at the upper end, fac
ing the grand entrance, was an ornamented dais for
their Majesties, in which the national colors were hap
pily blended with those of France and England. lie
hiud the seat of their Majesties was a stand of ban-
derolas with heraldic devices ; in the center the King's
standard, to the right the standard of Scotland, and to
the left the coronet and shield of the late Duke of Sussex
as Earl of Inverness. To the right of the throne wns
auother stand of banderolas, behiud the place assigned
to II. R. H. Prince Kamehameha, one of which was
the King's standard and the other bore the Hawaiian
crown. To the left of the throne, behind the place of
Mrs. Gregg, the matron of the ball, was another stand
with the following banderolas : In the center a pl-iin
banner with the inscription ' Hazelbank " (the native
manor of the noble host) in letters of gold ; another to
the right inscribed " Viva el Rey" in letters of gold,
red and blue; and another to the left inscribed 'Viva
la Reyna " in letters of the same color. On each side
of the throne was a young page (Masters William and
Hugh Mclntyre) in full Highland costume, wearing
the Royal tartan.
His Excellency Mr. Wyllie, the honored host on the
occasion, dressed as a Scotch Laird in the national col
or of buff turned up with red, and assisted by Mrs.
Gregg, dressed as a Highland Lady, and accompanied
by Miss Jenny Mclntyre, in full costume of a Higblmd
Chiefess, and all wearing the royal tartan of the Stu
arts, received the guests as they arrived.
The Scotch poet Burns has signalized Ayreshire as
famous for honest men and bonnic lasses," and it
is but justice to the Laird of Hazle Bank to acknow
ledge that he selected as the Laird's lady on this oc
casion a lady than whom a bonnier, more courtly and
dignified could not have been found in all Ayrshire.
At eight and a quarter P. M. their Majesties the
King and Queen and H. R. II. Prince Kamehameha,
with their suites arrived, and were received by the host
and the matron, who conducted them to the dais, the
orchestra playing " God Save the King,' which was
continued till the whole of the company present had
defiled past their Majesties and made their obeisance in
passing. Soon after the opening dance, the I loyal qua.
drille commenced, composed of the following ladies and
gentlemen : at the head of the quadrille were Mr. Wyl
lie, who had the honor to open the ball with Her Majes
ty the Queen, the King, who honored the Matron,"
Mrs. Gregg, with his hand, and Chief Justice Allen,
with Mrs. Bishop. Their vis-a-vis were Capt Hoskins,
of II. B. M. steamer Hecate and Miss Paki, M. de
Varigny and Mrs. Allen, Hou. D. Kalakaua and Miss
LaanuL On the other two sides were Hon. Mr. Bishop
aad Mrs. Austin, Mr. Spalding and Mrs. Brewer, Mr.
Young and Miss Paty, Mr. Dominia and Miss Swintoa,
Hon. Mr. Webster and Mia Jane M'Kibbin, Mr. Ever-j
ettaad Mrs. Heuck. Mr. Hanks and Mrs. Aldrich.aud
Mr. Von Holt and Miss Irwin. After the Royal qua
drille followed the Queen's waltx, in which Her Majesty
took part, honoring with her hand Doctor Guillou.
The dancing now became general and continued with
uninterrupted spirit and pleasure till about 2J o'clock
in the morning, when their Majesties retired and the
We will now proceed to note the feature which gave all
its peculiar piquancy and charm to the ball, aud which
will long cause it to be remembered as par excellence
tlu- most pleasurable re-union in Honolulu, and, we
hope, the auspicious inauguration of many more in
years to come. We refer to the costumes and fancy
The King, as an Albanian Chief, wore superb over
and under jackets of deep scarlet velvet aud grieves,
richly embroidered with gold ; white skirt, gran velvet
sash, sandals and red fcx completed the costume with
pbtol, dagger aud the inseparable crdamaro. The
Queen, as Cyfxle, the great mother of the Gods' of
ancient mythology, crowned with towers and with scep
tre in her hand, was a happy conception and well de
signed. Dr. Guillou. as a Marquis of the Ancient Re
gime before the Revolution, with embroidered crimson
velvet coat, breeches and shoes, deep ruffles, powdered
wig aud short dress sword, and Mrs. Austin as li Mir
quite of the same period, in robe of yellow brocade and
with powdered coiffure, elicited universal admiration.
The Doctor was a perfect specimen of that " vieille no
blesse " in France, gay, gallant, reckless, profligate,
but proud, immortalised in the well known expression
" Roi ne puis, Rohan suis," while " la belle Marquise,'
by her cast of features, contour of figure and vivacity
of manner, fully realised the conception of a " fille do
France," a Princesse Lunballc, or a Duchesse de Chev
reuse. Miss Paki, as a Chinese lady of quality, dressed
with the tnott minute exactness, was another masterly
impersonation of a foreign role. Mrs. Coady, as Xiglu,
was a well executed conception, and her star-spangled
veil made night fairly brilliant with light Miss Laanui
as a Polish Vivandiere, was tastily and correctly dress
ed, and with her jaunty cap and tripping little feet ful
ly realised the idea of what the French so happily ex
press bv gent Ilia, spirilurlle and agacante. Miss Alice
Crown, as Titania, queen of the fairies, in tullo and
lace, and with wings on her shoulders, was a fair rend
ering of the poet's idea, but we looked in vain for Blos
som. Miss McKibbin, as the Evening Star, and Miss
Mary McKibbin, ns the Morning Star, with their class
ical features and severely simple and chaste attire, were
two personations that will long haunt the memory of
the beholder like an untold dream or messages from
fairy land. Miss Jane McKibbin, as Undine, with her
garlands of mosses and sea weed, and her flowing hair,
might have been the veritable Galatea herself seeking
diversion for the loss of Ac's, or the nymph at the sour
ces of the Donau. whom De la Motte Fouque has so
touchingly described. Miss Swiuton, as a Spanish git lm
from the Southern slope of the Sierra Morena. was
neatly and correctly dressed and, with her dark spark
ling eyes an I brunette complexion, might have claimed
kindred with the proudest of the dwellers in the far
famed Alhambra, or been a cousin to the ill-starred
Ayesha. Mrs. Bishop, as a Mexican lady ot rank, ana
Miss Hatty Swinton, as a Mexican peasant girl, were
very good presentations of the characters they assumed.
We have only room to mention Mrs. T. Spencer, as
an Italian peasant girl; Miss Irwin, as a Scotch
lassie. Miss Pratt, as the Cross ami Crescent, Miss
Cartwright, as a Swiss girl, and Miss Luce, as a
Gypsey, Miss Ida Von Pfister, as the Mayhirer, all of
which were fault'essly dressed, and contributed in
no small degree to the brilliant success of the balL
All these ladies were certainly and by common ac
cord the most noticeable costumes of the evening.
The ladies who availed themselves of the privilege of
appearing in ball dress, were many as the stars and
fairer by far, but beyond this passing compliment,
they are not the subject of our description. The
dresses of the Hon. Mrs. Allen and Mrs. Holdsworth
were remarkably tasteful and much admired.
Among the gentlemen, who ncnrly all appeared in
costume or uniform, the most prominent were among
others His Majesty and Dr. Guillou, who have al
ready been mentioned ; His Ex. Gov. Kekuanaon, who
appeared in a rich and well becoming fancy uniform,
the colors of which were Scotch, chosen in compli
ment to the giver of the Ball : Mr. Heuck, as a .Vi
turulist, a perambulating museum of serpents, lizards,
butterflies, &c, &C, fastened to his coat and hat , and
with fly-net and sketch book and spectacles on nose,
undoubtedly the most piquant fancy costume in the
hall ; Dr. Hoffman, as the Beau Brwnmel, the exquis
ite of modern days, the ne plus ultra of fashionable
extravagance united to the most refined gentility ;
Mr. Prendergast, as Rhoderie Dhii, in full Highland
costume, sporran and all, waa a fine character ; and
so was Mr. Von Holt, as Massaniello, the peculiar build
and complexion of each gentleman corresponding
completely to the dress and rendering the illusion
perfect ; Mr. J. II. Brown, as logo, was probably,
after His Majesty, the costliest as well as the most
oorrect costume on the occasion ; Mr. Everett, as the
Japanese Tycoon; Mr. Vincent in the gorgeous appa
rel of a Swinish Grandee; Mr. Vida, as Charles IV of
Spain ; Mr. II. W. Severance, as a Chinese Mandarin ;
Messrs. Banning and Emmert, as Tyrolicns; Messrs.
Dominis and Fr. Tratt, as Sottliote Greeks; Mr. Bish
op, as one of the Cacctatori dtJli Alpi (Garibaldiens) ;
Mr. Hart, as a Colored gentleman; Messrs. E. Burgess
and Lockwood, as Irish b'hny, bound to Donnybrook
fair; Mr. M. Brown, as a Russian burglwr from fair
Kaluga ; Mr. Fr. Spencer, in the white capote of a
Giaour; Mr. Thos. Pratt in Highland costume;
Capt. Pomeroy aud Mr. Richmond, as American
tws, and Mr. Cole as a living parody on the ex
travagance of military uniforms.
The following officers of H. B. M. steamer Hecate
were present aWtbe Ball :
Anthony H. Hoskins, Commander ; John Tom Gabriel, Sur-'j
genn; Philip James llatikin, l.ieut.; Edward t . W arren, unit.;
Albert Lew, Paymaster; Charles Wright, Chief Engineer; Wil
liam H. Bell, Assistant Surgeon ; Barclay Corsie, AsMtnt Pay
master ; Arthur Paget, Esq., traveller and passenger by the -cats,
was also present.
To Messrs. Hoffman and Fr. Pratt, the Masters of
Ceremonies, much of the pleasant result of this ball
is certainly due.
We must not forget, among other things, to men
tion that His Lordship Bishop Maigret and four of
his Clergy attended in the fore part of the evening,
and having offered their congratulations to their Ma
jesties, retired early.
The music to the Royal Quadrille and the Queen's
Waltz was composed by Messrs. Hasslocher and
Waldau, the eminent musicians, now residing in Ho
nolulu. The paintings and decorations were executed and
superintended by that very correct and tasteful ar
tiste Mr. P. Emmert.
The refreshments were furnished by Mr. Victor
Chancered, of the French LToteL,
We have thus, to the best of our ability, endeav
ored to convey an adequate' idea 'of this, the first
Fancy Ball on the Hawaiian If lands, and in conclud
ing a task so difficult we would again assure His Ex.
Mr. Wyllie, of the pleasant emotions of all those who
did themselves the honor to attend the ball.. The
honors of the occasion could by none have been more
worthily rendered, than they were by himself a host
and by Mis. Gregg as matron.
We learn that it is the intention of His Majesty to
give another costume and fancy ball on the next an
niversary of that day, the 28th of November, 1861,
and that it will be de rigewr to appear in costume.
The following is a list of the ladies and gentlemen
who did Mr. Wyllie the honor of attending his Fancy
Their Majesties the Kiso and
U.K. II. PalXCE RMCHMtHA,
Chancellor I'hiei Justice Allea,
II. Kx. U. L. Greet,
li. Ex. Gov. Kekuanaoa,
lion. C. R. Bishop,
Hi.n. Vm. Webster,
Hon. l. Kalakaua,
II. K. the French Coiuiuia
sioner, Actins Kn:lib Commissioner,
V. L. iieren. l a..
A P. Kverett, Esq., Coasul j
T. C. Heuck, F.sq., Consul of
II. Vi.o Holt, Kan.., Consul of
J. C. Spalding, Esq., Consul of
F. L Hanks, Esq., Consul oft
the U. .,
lions, oe Varigny, Clu FreacU
A. 11. Hopkins. Commander ofi
II. It. M. stm. si. Hi-eat',
P.J. IMnkin, 1st Lieut. do. do.
K. W. Warren, 2d do. do. do.
J.ihn T. Gabriel. Surgeon do.
Albert lw. Paymaster, do do
Chas. Wright, thiel En?, dodo
Win II. Hell. Asst Siir. no uo
Barrl ly Criie, Ast Pay'r do
Arthur Paget, Kquire, do do
lr. K. McKibbin, jr., on Ilis
P. Young Kaeo, do, do,
Mrs (' K l:i.-hou.
Allen, lady of tits Chief,
Mrs W A AMrich,
J W Austin,
J II Drown,
I) O Bates,
A D Cartwright,
A J Cartwright,
W E I'utK-ll,
J O Carter,
P C Ducor. on,
.M M Gower,
E II oilman,
II J II Holdsworth,
T 5 lli-urk,
J II Long,
G II Lure,
W C Parke,
J Moti Smith,
J II Smiili,
Miss Alice I'rowu,
M D Cartwright,
I ury llolilen,
Tue sew Waiee Pipes ordered by this Govern
ment list spring arrived by the Triton from England
on the 25th ult. They are a superior article of various
pize?, to fit n the main and side pipes from the Valley
and through the streets of the city. The excavations
for making the reservoir in Nuu:inu are prosecuted
with gre it diligence. We have no doubt tU.it when the
pipes are Liid, the Government will so modify the pres
ent price of water as to bring it within the means of
consumption by treble and quadruple the present num
ber of consumers.
Theatre. On Tuesday evening last, the Itoyal
Hawaiian Thc.itre was re-opened under the manage
ment of Mr. C. Derby. The bill was an entertain
ing one, and every thing went off to the entire sat
isfaction of an appreciative audience. The crowded
st.tte of our columns must be our excuse for not
mentioning this very excellent company more fully.
For to-night's programme tee advertising columns,
and then give Mr. Derby and his company a call.
Correction-. In our account l ist week of the fire
on board the Siam, we omitted to mention the other
brunches of the Fire Department who, besides Mechan
ic Engine Co. No. 2, assisted in putting cut the fire.
The omission was entirely unintentional, and we hope
this explanation will relieve us of any charge of unfair
ness or neglect towards a department of the public ser
vice which deserves so well of the community.
Tne Third Lecttbe on Micronesia, by Dr. L. n.
Gulick, came off on Tuesday evening list at the Fort
Street Church. The crowded state of our columns pre
vents us from publishing it this week, but it will be in
serted in our next.
Thanksgiving Day, the 20th inst, was observed
by all the churches in the city, in connection with the
Hawaiian Evangelic 1 Association. Their Majesties the
King and Queen attended forenoon service at the Ka
The Mail for the E-ist will be dispatched to-day
by the schr. Olivia, and by the Frances Palmer about
the 8th or 10th inst.
Mr J W Austia,
W A Aldricb,
J II Brown,
M Brow a
l C Bates
J Corn well,
A l Cartwright,
J U Ccle,
J O l4. minis,
Haiu'l 11 Dow sett,
Ahr Korna niter,
A S Grinbauui,
M M Gower,
C C Harris,
II J II Holdsworth,
J II Lockwood,
Hugh Mclotvre, jr,
W C Paike,
J W Ptlllger,
Capt A Russell,
J 11 C Richmond,
T A Srliaet'er,
I 'apt Stott,
II W Severance,
J Moti Smith,
W II Smith,
Capt D C Waterman,
J U: Wood.
reil and physical prosperity of Uie WJdB LTlt
not be otherwise, for eo.-roerce makes our mte eBi"1- "
is with great pleasure that I on ... occm
a ship of war of that nation which concurred 'n"'" J
the declaration of the independence of these Islands, the aum
,SW of which rraelona act we this day celebrate.
The commander and officers of H. B. M. st. sloop
llecata had the honor of being presented to His Ma
jesty, "viz :
A. II. Iloskin., Comw.an.ler; P. 3. llankto,
r Gabriel. Surreon ; T. Pounds, Master; A. Lew, Paymaster,
fcwrt. Chief Fn'-ineer; W. U. Bell, Asst. Surgeon; Barclay
Corsie, Asst. Pay master.
The Twenly-Eia"H J,"Tf""bf JT
""The seventeenth anniversary of the recognition of
the independence of this country by France and Great
Britain was observed as a national holid iy in Honolulu
on Wednesday last. The town and shipping in port
were decked in colors of every hue and nationality,
and salutes were fired from Punchbowl Hill. At 11 1-2
A. M., the Diplomatic and Consular Corps waited upon
His Majesty at the Pahice, and offered their congratu
lations on the occasion ; and at the same time the com
manding officers of H. 13. M. steam sloop .-cote were
presented to His Majesty. In the evening the f.incy
ball given by His Excellency Mr. Wyllie, and which
is described in another place, was the principal feature
of the day. ,
The following is a list of the officers of Her Brittanic
Majesty's loop ILcate :
romnwnJer Anthony 1L Martin.
Surgeon - .. ..
Gunner. . ...
l',ilir I. Hankin
. Edw. W. Warren,
"1 .. . John r Gabriel
...Win. IL r-ell
'I-.-.... . Til o mas Pounds
. .Chas- Wi iitlii
J II Bretiell
W C Morton
Lewis P Lewis
.. Robert Gardner
IIEIt MAJESTY desires to return h, ,.,
those who ao promptly and generously responded to
her call for assistance in preparing the Fair for
"Queen's Hospital," and is htppy to congntu!ate
them upon the result of their joint labor which ptoT
ed so eminently successfuL
Palace, Nov. 30, I860.
" L.ATKST FOREIGN IATEsV
Hongkong, Aug Panama, ( -
Liveruool, (per P. Ex.) ..Oct 7 San r'ruueise.. f1
Ma.U ..Aug l,St Louis, P. fcu.) L'?
Sydney, . 3 VY, July atiiTahiu '
Japan, J"lJ Valparaiso,
ew York. .. Sei s!i I Victoria, V I ' p :
Hakoddi O. I lo Shanghae
Hrcepllem nl the I'alnce
On the 28th ult. Ilis Majesty received at the Palace
the following members of the Diplomatic and Consular
Corps, who came to offer their congratulations on the
occurrence of the anniversary of the recognition of the
independence of this country by France and Great
Britain, vix : His Excellency E. Perrin, II. I. M's.
Commissioner and Consul; W. L. Green, Esq., II. B.
M's. Acting Commissioner and Consul; II. Hackfeld,
Esq., Consul for Sweden and Norway; A. P. Everett,
tsq.. Consul for Chili ; G. Ktiners, Esq., Consul for
Bremen, &c, &c, &c; 11. Von Holt, Eq., Consul for
Hanover; T. C. Heuck, Esq., Consul for Hamburg; J.
C. Spalding, Esq., Consul for Peru; and Fred. L. Hanks,
Esq., Consul for the United States. HU Ex. M. Per-
rio, on behalf of himself and His Ex. J. W. Borden,
Commissioner of the United States, who was absent
from the city, addressed His Majesty as follows :
Siai : Les Etats L'nis et la France se son! plu a reconaaitre
ar de nomlireux acies I'iiidcpendauce des lies llavji ; e'est
avec plaisir que nous saisissons I'oce.isinn de nous asMjcier,au
noin de nos Uouveruement., a la celebration de I'un de ce.
Plusieurs resolutions dont I'mitiative est due an regne de
Voire .MajeMe deposeut d 'efforts comiiius pt-ur reiller a la
conservation de U race indigene, ea aiente temps qn'a mm de
veloppeincnt moral el physique; nous sonimes beureux de voir
eontinuer ainsi la tradition nationale.
Nous prions Votre Majeste de rerevoir, avec One vsai lee
plus sincere pour sa prnsperitc, rem qne nous tormon pour
ie bonheur de son Auguste compagne et celui du jeune Prince
His Majesty, in n ply, expressed himself deeply grat
ified with the repeated kind offices of the two Govern
ments, whose congratulations had been so happily ten
dered by Ilis Excellency, and his confidence in the con
tinuation of the same friendly relations.
Mr. Green, on behalf of the Consular Corps, then
addressed His Majesty as follows :
In behalf of mvself, as the Representative of Her Britannic
Majesty, and also in behalf of tbe tereral Consular Resident,
near Your Majesty's Court here present, I have the honor and
pleasure in offer Your Majesty our most sincere congratula
tions on the return of another anniversary of the acknowl
edgement of the national independence of Your Majesty',
kingdom by Ureal Britain and France, an event well worthy of
this commemoration troin it. being tbe first great advance of
Your Majestt'a kingdom toward, thai position which it mow
maintain, so happily under Your Majesty, sway, and we trust
that cn many future anniversaries we may be enabled to con
gratulate your Majesty oa the continued prosperity of tLee
islands as exhibited by the increased productions of the past
In conrlusina, the pleasure ! feel on ihis neraioa n greatly
enhanced by the presence of so many officers of Her Briiaane
Majesty's Navy, and la behalf of them, my brother Consul,
aad myself, I beg to convey to Your Majesty aa eipressioa of
our earnest desire fur tbe health and happineaaof Your Majes
ty, Your Royal Consort, aad hi. Royal Ilielinese the Prince ef
Hawaii, and a long continuance of Your Majesty, reign.
His Majesty replied :
Tor tbe congratulation, yoa have Just offered in so genuine a
form, that any doubt as to Uieir .1006x117 would be Impossible, I of.
fer yoa my kind thanks. The Consular Corp. has always sym
pathized with me and my people iu everything that tvgmru. the
Sixth Arawual Krpstrl ef the Honolulu SalUr'e
The rapid flight of another year reminds us that the
friends and pitrons of the Sailor's Home will expect a
report of the Trustees, fc whom has been committed the
interests of the institution. The Board of Trustees im
pose the dutr of drawing up this report upon the Exe
cutive Committee. In presenting our report, we deem
that it will not be altogether uninteresting or inappro
priate, to refer to the object for which this Society wan
originally orgauued. In doing this, we may be able to
ascertain wh it progress h:is been made, and whether we
have in any respect accomplished the object which we
had in view, when the Sailor's Home enterprise was
On the 20th of November, 18-31, our Constitution
was adopted, the 2d Article of which rea.ls as follows :
The object of this Beciety shall be to improve the so
cial, moral and religious condition of seamen resorting
to this port, by promoting the establishment and main
tenance of a Home, of good character, from which all
intoxicating liquors shall be excluded, and in such other
ways as shall be deemed proper.'
In order to secure a suitable sue ior tne nuaie, uVl-
cation was inde to His Majesty's Government, a.id the
site upon which the Home now stands was grauiea up
on the following conditions, expressed in a resolutiou of
the King's Privy Council :
Resolved, Th:.t the petition for a lot of b nd for &
Sailor's Home be granted, provided it phall be a rule
established at such Home and strictly enforced, that no
intoxicating liquors shall be drank on the premises ; no
women of lewd character admitted ; no gambling allow
ed, or any other disorder.tolerated."
Such was the object in view and such the conditions
imposed, when the Trustees entered upon tl e experi
ment of establishing a Sailor's Home in Hoiola u. It
now becomes us to inquire, whether the object has been
secured and the conditions complieJ with. Inspecting
the latter point, we would remark, that not a whisper
has been he-ud from the Government, that the Trustees
had not fully performed their part of the obligation vol
untarily assumed, but has the Home accomplished the
object aimed at, and for which an appeal for funds was
made to the public ? If it has not, then the experiment
hits been a failure, and any additional appeal for funds
to carry it forwnrd would be out of place, if not down
right dishonesty. We are very far from believing that
the Home has been a failure, or ever tended in that di
rection, but the tendency has been in the very opposite
Supposing the Home had been placed, five years ago,
free from debt, and ready for occupancy, the annual
amount expended by the Trustees to carry it forward,
would not have exceeded S2o0 or 8300. This amount
would have been expended upon slight repairs, paint
ing, supporting readiug room, &c. No candid and rea
sonable person we think will eay, that so trifling an
amount was a heavy outlay for the incalculable benefits
which have been secured. What ! the sum of per
annum too great an oullny, compared with the good ac
complished ! Such an idea is not for a moment to be
entertained ! From the first opening of the Home, it
has gone steadily forward, ever ditfusing a healthful
and salutary influence. Never was that influence
greater or more salutary than during the passing sea
son. Under the able and efficient management of Mrs.
Thrum, aided by the members of her family, the Home
hns been geadually gaining up n the confidence of both
the seafaring and resilient community. Those prejudi
ces that once prevailed have melted away, until now
the success and usefulness of the Home are admitted
facts, not to be gainsaid. It is our honest belief, that
the police and Hawaiian Government never had a mor
efficient aid from any quarter than from the ' Home,
as conducted by Mrs. Thrum. There is something more
than a joke in the sailor's remark, that " Mother Thrum
manages sailors better than a regiment of constibles."
It is worthy of special remark, that among the board
ers and others resorting to the Home, the most uniform
sobriety, regularity and respectability has been mani
fest. A private boarding house would not have been
kept more quiet and orderly. The Chairman of the
Executive Committee cau s;eak with confidence and
intelligence upon this and other topics connected with
the Home, for he has daily visited the establishment,
and is thoroughly conversant with the entire manage
ment. Saml. C. Damox.
J. T. Waterhoise,
H. J. II HOLDWORTH,
Chan. R. Bishop. TrrnwrT.Ii Aocowut Cwrreist
with the Ilouolulsi Sailor'e Hoot Society.
ov. !7 To balance cash on hand $1"- S5
Nov. 17 To am't received from contributions at Bethel,.. 49 75
Feb. IU To ain't contribution from B. 6. Snow, Strong.
Island 10 00
Nor. 20 To received the following amounts, via :
Mrs. Walker, llristol, R. I., donation,.$5il oil
A rrteno,. ....... ...
Kev. R. Bond, Kohala, Hawaii,. .
Ir. J. Wipht,
Capt. McGowan, -
A Friend, . ........
A. S. Cooke
Mrs. IV. II. Rice, Lihue, Kauai
Honolulu Debating Club, for Library,
Nov. 2C Amount from lion. G. M. Robertson,
miDA r. -vor ember a.,
The Danish .hip Triton, Capt. Neilson, airired ou the Su
inst., 2 day. from Liverpool, bringing a Urge u,uaotitj of ir,
pipe to the Hawaiian Government, and a Urge lot of dry
ale, Ac., to J an ion, Green k Co.
The barkenUoe Comiitution, Capt. Foster, arrived on it,
25th from Port Townsend via Hilo. She brings h.:r usuil erp
of lumber, shingles, pickets, c, part of which she lai.dU-a at
The Russian American Co.'s .hip CitrvicitcA, Capt. Jorj
arrived oo the 2rth, 26 days from Sitka, having on buar.l aqij.
tity of furs, tc. f he touched here for fresh supplies, xui ma
Mil shortly for Shanghai? en route to St. Petersburg.
The Kadugn, Capt. Burditt, having completed loading hT
cargo of oil. and bone, hides, goat skin., old copper, c, m;
on 24th for New Bedford.
The bark Ctmut, Capt. Smith, sailed on the afternoon sf the
9tlth inst. for San Francisco, taking a Urge number of pue.
ger. and nearly a full freight, consisting of puiu, oil, salt, Ldc,
The achr OHeia and bark Frances Palmer are t t have quick
dispatch for Sao Francisco, the former to sail to-morrow aodU
Utter on or about tHh proximo.
The arrival and departure of all these merchantmen, and tt.
arrival of two or three whalers from Lahaina, and the sail.Lg
of quite a number that have completed their outfits, has bad 13
enlivening effect upon the busiuesa of the past week.
The Siam was much injured bv fire on the night of the !t
inst., the report of the survey was to the effect tlutt it would o
about 11,600 to put her in as good order as before the fire. !tt.
can, however, be n'.ade seaworthy for a much les sum, anj
learn U.at it is their intention to make only such repairs as
necessary to make her staunch 'and strong, to cost about fj"
leaving the injuries, to the cabin and ornamental work to be re
paired after her arrival at home. She i to sail about 10th Ju.
uary for McKeau. IsUnd, to taie in a cargo of guano.
Id our local trade we have no transaction, of importance to
There was a Urge sale of China goods, gunny bag,ic,ei
Marburg, to-day, for account of underwriters, being that p..
tion of the cargo that was damaged. Prices realized are contij.
ered very good, even better in proportiou to the value of
goods, than the lot sold in good order lust week.
AM. MESS BEFF-auotiible at Sie&tlS 50.
PRIME PORK $JI.
In Island Produce we quote
FLOUR $5 5:i2t6.
BEEF $H-a$12; rile of about So bhls at auction at tiiifc;
but this was much below its value, as the same beef is selling st
.ARROWROOT None in market would find ready sale at
COFFEE Is in more full supply, a Urge quantity nair,
Come into the market, ami the price has consequently drclincL
Sale, have been made at 'Hc, and Urge lots offering at a less
Sl'GAR Remains at about the same rates dS'Sc.
MOLASSES Firm at 3r.
PCLU ocfor pressed bklrs.
HIDES 9 e.
GOAT SKINS Contracts have been made at S7Vc
REAL ESTATE At auction to-day Vincent House, nakii
corner oi King and Mauuakea streets, sold for M2 50. Ameri
can House, uiauka corner of King and Maunakea streets, soM
for 'S.ti. The Restaurant on King street, next door to tbe
Bethel, sold for $-257. The above are cash .ale. and for clear
EXrhlA.VGE Whalers' bills, 22!3 disc. Private draft
00 Boston, par to 9)c prem for small amounts. On Sin Fraa
Cisco 1 ye prem.
9 097 bo
To balance brought down, . .
Jan. 3 By paid Rev. S. C. Damon, on year, interest np
to November 32, 1859, on acceptance for
S.T.9 1-2, $W OO
Mar. 2 fly paid Mr. Thrum's bill for taking care of
Reading Room. 4 months up to March, ... 24 00
Nov. 20 By paid Rev. S. C Damon, amount following
bills paid by him at different time, and thi.
day delivered to me. vis :
J. F. Colburn, for cotton clothe $ 7 5S
J. H. VwmTs, for paint. 22 50
II. M. Whitney's, for printing. e..... 19 00
Mrs. E. Thrum's, for takinecare of Read
ing Room 33 weeks, to Oct. 1 9 33 N
J. T. IV aterhoose'., for mosquito netting, 4a Mt
. C Damon's, for stove, Jtc, fte., .. . 69 75
Nov. 26 Balance carried down, , 318 5S
The present debt is for balance due on the Society's
acceptance, ................ .... . . $3M) 12
And one year's interest on do., ap to 22d inst., 43 09
From which deduct amount cash on band, 33 58
Which leave, a balance to be provided for of $363 S3
Caua. K. Buoror, TVemwrsr.
Fnr Sn Francisco per Comet. Nov 26 N 9 Hill, t J Hunt
er, L 8 B Priest, E C Remington, E Putnam, J S Bonney, Henry
Hiller, P Verplank, Jr, L C Pease, J 8 Rodger, C J Miles, Isaae
Monchette, Francia Armand, 8 Bisco, Chas Ferguson, S Lock
wood, Jacob Cotton, ("has W Joy. Jhn Harris, Franklin Rise,
Chas Heath, Geo T Morse, Steph Main, John ralaha, Frank T
Mereer, Peter Mason, W W Roughton, F A Weld, J A Hamil
ton, G T Lawton, wife and daughter. J V Cox, W C Forbe. 4c
wife. Mis Lincoln, C rTodeski, M C Monaural, wife and child,
40 in au.
PHASES OF THE MOON IN DECEMBER.
Last Quarter.. 7 21 6 M. First Qiarter. -19 7 l.i
New Moon 12 2 16 48 M.lFoll Moon 27 4 45 44 A.
PORT OF HONOLULU.
Nov24 Sch Manuokawai. Marrhant, fin Kona, with 400 bats
(about 1-2 nni h; coffee, 3 hl.ls cured fish, C Mis
beef, ftH) oranges, JH goat skins, 2U hides, 1 caki.
and 20 deck pa?seaer.
Sell Mnlokai, fm ports oa E Maui aad Lahaiaa, with
25 !Srh Kamehameha IV, White, flu Makee's Landiaf.
wiih 200 hbls potatoes, I toa wheat, S bides, 3 tib
ia and 4 deck passengers.
Oani-li nirhi sb Tru. , Neilsen, 126 day. tm Liver
pool, with pipes for the Haw waterworks, and a
general car; to Jamon, Green St Co.
Sloop Live Yankee, Morse, fin Mnlokai, with 140 shls
Iri-n and 30 bbls sw potatoes; 2 foreign and deck
A nt bkta Constitution. Foster, fm Pt Townsend vi
Hilo, with lumber to II Hackteid Co, reptd last
week in Hilo list.
26 Haw hr Oahu, Von Iloldt, put back leaky.
Pcli Kalaina. Henry, fm Kawaihae, with 9 bullocts, 4
cabin and 13 deck pas.enerrs.
27 Haw ach Moikeikt, Wethorbee, fnv Kahnlni and La
haina. wiih Hour, wheat, goat skins, pumpkins, aad
8 deck passenger.
-; Sea Emma Rm-ke, Chadwiek, fin Kona and LihaiM.
Am wh sh Euphrates, Heath, fiu Lahaina, off aud na,
before reported in t.ahaiaa list.
II B M's steam sloop Hecate, A H lloskias enmma.
der. 155 davs fin Plymouth, Ens, via .Madeira, St
Vincents, Rio de Janeiro and Valparaiso, 43 days ha
latter port, en route lor Vancouver's Inland.
Rus. Am Co's sh Ca-.arowitrh, Jorgan. 26 days f.n Sitka,
with fur and otlx-c. Northers) products, aod pas
sengers, for Shangh.ie. thence to St Peterstiureh.
AmwhahRohin llnod, Mrfiinley. fiu Lahaina, olf and
oa, before reptd in Labina list.
23 Srb Margaret. Maikai, fm Koloa. with 4 cords fire
wood, 4i bbls beet, and 50 bbls) sw potatoes.
8ch Queen, Kiino, fm R Maui, Lahaiaa aad MoJokJi, ni'k
potatoes and native prtnli.ee.
29 Sch Moiwahine, Kohoana, fan ports oa Kami, witli
50 bbls beef, 4 kgs butter a do lard, erd firewood,
8 bbls pork, 6 be fungus, r0 do swt potatoes. f
bullock bone-, 10 horse hi les, 2 hor-es, 9 bides i
nets nranrej, IS hogs and 5 native passenger.
29 Sch Odd Fellow. Candage, fin ports on Kauai, with !3
cords wood. 12!) pkgs sugar, 3) kg k 6 bbls syrup.
hi.li-, I bale and a lot of fungus.9 hogs, WOO oranges,
4 cabin anil IS native passeoirrrs. 5
80 Sch Nettie Merrill, Borres. fm H':!o and Kohala. with ;3
bullocks, 20 hazs pulu. 10 bags coffee, 2 canoes, cab
in and 40 deck passenger. j
Nov34 VVb ah Sharon. Swift, cruise and hnte.
Wh sh California, VVost. fr coat ol California
H i sh Root Edwards, Wood, do.
Wh ah (Jen Scott. Hnatting, do.
Wh b Fabins, Smith. rrui and unmei.
Haw br hn. Von Iloldt, t: Bremen, with oil . ha.
Am cl sh RaJuga, lir.lirt, lor New Bedford, with full
freight oil and bone.
25 Wh sh Carolina, Harding, cruise and homo.
Wh sh Marengo, E diidje. cmis oa N Z
Whsh Mrtacnm. Hinds, fr .N R.
W b sh Janos. Smith, fr roast of Calit
Krem wh sh Republik, Sever, to cru.
og Haw srh Warwick. John Roll, fr Lahaiaa k Molokr.i.
Wh sh I. C Richmond, Hathaway, cruise aad home.;
Wh sh Nile, Fish. t cruise.
Wh sh Favorite. Smith, rmie and homo.
Am nit hk Cornel. Smith, fr S Francisco. ' I
u bk Gypsey, Maater, cruise aad homo..
27 Sch Kalauia, Henry, fr Kawaihae.
Pen Henry, Rivirrre, do. . - : .
Stinr Kilauea, Berrill for windward ports.
Scb Maaookawai, March.nt, fr Kawaibao aad Kona.
Wh sh iintariowFoster, to cru.se.
Wh sh Henry K 'Iceland, Kelly.fr coast or Calif.
Wkj bk Martha 2d, IHily. fr cruise oa Lis aad N Z.
Wh sh Harvest, Manchester, eniMo.
Wh sh Roman '2d, Dehart, fr N Z Dd hme.
2S Wa sb Gideon UowUad, William., crs at bom.
Wh sh Chandler Price, Holcomb. eniiso.
Wh sh M oolemma, Uomaa. fr coast of Calif.
Re h Emma Ronke, Chadwiek, fr Lahaina.
Pen Kamoikeiki, Wetherbeo, fr Lahaiaa k Kaaalai.
29 Wh sh C W Morgan, Hamilton, for cruise.
The Danish ihip 7Kfo left Liverpool July S3 ; crossed
line in long 29 7 W, Aug 1.1; got into Ut 50 g. Eaatera aide of to.
Horn.'Sept 19 ; taw Statoo Land next day; got into 50 8, thi
aide, Oct 11 ; crowed the line again la 11 W long. Nov 4;
Hawaii Nov 24 and arrived at thi. port Nov 25. From Liver--