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tTEDXESDAr Erc.VIXa, JU.VB IS, IBM.
, Another dan week has passed without revealingany new fea
ts In business worth importing. Qaiet as Hoaoiula always is
Is Ac summer smsnsi, we mw knew trade so entirely dead aa
and the number f strsnjers to be net with la the
aeema onssually small.
" Bui co arrival is report, ths schooner Sr Jj7, from Pe
tropaolowski, where abe haa been hwa In throughout the wil
ier. The rmel baa bad a nwh eroiw, and all her crew bare
uflVred morear leac iron sickness. She atarted frosa Petro
paanowrki with a tWI cargo of the staple eomrnoility of that re
gkoie 5 bat moot of it melted on the ynmrngr, and but three
ar kmr torts were landed here. We understand that the San
Diego is to ha repaired, after m hfch ah win be offered for aale
hy her mwH, Messrs. pwr, and beinj well adapted to the
eoaattoK business, may possibly find a pnrchaser.
Thm Morning Star baa beea extensively repaired and ia
rapidly taking to her provisions and cargu, and wiU sail oo
SrQAR The quantity coming to hand to light; do safes are
wporked, there beies; n packet to sail far the ena for several
BRAS Small jnbMny talea at 1 JWc ft.
FLOCK Tbera bare been no transactions; there ia no good
Hasan in first bands, and Nrt Tittle Hawaiian. The baker are
B wB supplied. Some to porta mar be expected In the Tan.
! aodperhapa by the raanrra.
IXTfKEB The stock of m-t descriptions is stfll Jarge, and
-onakWratiie competition mipdi dealers. We aooca W. W.
aJ scantling jobbing from yaH at ZiHTic Ko Eastern
M m tae marks.
FttRWOOI Stock excessive, and little or nodesnand.
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r. g. BARTOW, Esq.
L. L. TOKBERT, Ksq.
apu J. WORTH.
CajH.JAS. A. LAW.
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Dr. J. W. SMITH.
L. P. FISIIKB, q.
LATXST DATES, reeeivesl
- aa Francisco -aana.
X. e. .
vaw Tara - -.
( ffcta) O flees.
MaylTIPwis - .... Mar. 19
April 30 I Hongkong - - - Jan. 24
A,' j N.S.W, Mar. 13
April 1 I Tahiti ..... Ar, a
?Br Micaoawa per Morning Star on Tuesday.
For Baa Faascnco Thera ia no Teasel op for that port.
PORT OP HOUOI.TJI.TJ. H. I.
10 Itaaj. f inniafc Go's bri Constantine, IS3 day from
V Hoop Laarmi. from Lahaina.
lOtfefc John Youcg, Rikrkr, h-oui Kanat
11 Jcfc Kamoi. Chadwfck. f-)tn Lahaina-
12 f ch Mary. Berrul. fmm Ka-1ue.
14 Aax. sch Son Diego, CroOoa, 3a days from
14 sh Kzcel. Antonio, frxn Kona, Hawaii.
I t A MoikeikmialLfrnta Ksbolui.
1 Jh Caat Maoi. from Moiokai.
Juam IO Kfnnote, for Kooa, Hawaii.
. " j Mar-Kail, Pendlrtno, for Jarrta Island.
13 Hoi, bark Koning Wlll-m II, JIaakman, fx-Fan Fran-
13 h John Ton Dr. Rikeke, for KaoaL
h KaraoC Chadvick, for Lahaina.
1 Mary. Berrin, for Kxwaiha.
1 h MoikefkL Hall, t r lahaina.
1 h Cxeel, Antonio, for Kaoai.
Iha sch 3 w Dirj9, tit Petropao!owskL. made land in 40 day
Hoeordo; waa blowa off, an4 did not get into port untl
ba fttkh dr was frosen in from the STth Xorember, 1857, on
J the L&hnr May, 1S58; ice packed around the resael 41 feet
kick. Lost orer board, oa the 19th May, Wm. TibbHta, aa
htfUahinaa. wbiie ahakina; a reef am at tht mainaaO.
VESSELS iS PORTJIXE 10.
Bowtiaa wb. brig Ceustootin, Liodliolcv.
Am. ad i San IHegrx Crnfton.
.Viae, packet Morning Star, Brown.
Brig J.jtm Itaniap, kVii.
(Is Eipeetrd Oa-.es Fetreiars. Patrta.
THURSDAY. JUXE 17.
We lay before oar readers to-day the Address
of Ilia Majesty at the opening of the session of
the Legislature on Friday last. The document
reflects credit, as a composition, on our Sovereign,
who is understood to bare prepared it himself.
Heretofore, we believe, the annual addresses have
been prepared mostly by the ministers. It no
tices in very happy terms the birth of the young
Prince, which event has created a general sym
pathy in the Royal Family. It then alludes
briefly to the New Code, the French Treaty and
the uselessness of the Legislature wasting its time
in attempting to pass Acts until the Code is
adopted. The position taken in the address on this
latter point is a very sensible one, and will doubt
less be coincided with by the two Houses, though
the Lower House may demur at adjourning so
soon after convening. The brevity of the address
will cause some disappointment as well as its
non-allusion to the general state and interests of
the kingdom. The reason for this is, however,
given in the concluding paragraph ; though to
many it would have appeared appropriate to have
been more comprehensive at this first session.
The public had hoped to have seen some of the
features of the new Treaty-"with France given,
but its provisions have been and are carefully
concealed from them, whence it may be inferred
that it Is not desirable to subject them to public
criticism with a view of getting the public opin
ion, in the same manner as it is avowed by the
government in its organ of last week that it is
not desirable that that storm-towed conven
tion" shall undergo that hardest trial of all, a
parliamentary debate.". Public opinion is strong
ly in favor of the immediate enactment of a trea
ty with France, provided that the commercial,
judicial and educational interests of the kingdom
are not sacrificed to the measure. Whether the
treaty now under adviso be liberal or not, we can
not say, as we havo not seen its terms; but of this
we feel assured, that the people rest with the
'ullest confidence in the sound judgment of their
Sovereign, whatever he may elect.
The address refers to this treaty in such
a way, and places the matter is such a new light,
as to have caused much uneasiness in business
circles in regard to the " Provisional Act"
alluded to. Viewing the document solely as an
exposition of the views and policy of the Cabinet,
we make some remarks on the Act, which the
address calls up in the following paragraph :
and merchandise mentioned in Bcbedule F, shall be exempt from
Skctioi 8. And ba it farther enacted. That there shall be
levied, collected ami paid on all goods, wares and merchandise
imported from foreign countries, and not specially provided for
In this act, a daty or ten per centum aa wnran.
Snrnoa 4. And be it further enacted. That In all canes In
which the Invoice or entry shall not contain the weight or quan
tity or measure or goods, wares or mercnanaise, now wcignca or
measured or gauged, the same shall be weighed, gauged or
measured at the expense of the owner or consignee.
Buenos 6. And be it further enacted. That It shall be lawful
for the owner, consignee, or agent of imports which have been
actually purchased, on entry of tne same, to maae eucn anaitioa
in the entrv to the cast or value riven in the Invoice, as in bis
opinion may raise the same to the true market value or aocn
imports In the principal markets or tne country woe nee we im
portation shall have been made, or In which the goods imported
shall have been oririnallv manufactured or procured, as the case
may be, and to add hereto all costs and chargea which, under
existing laws, would form part of the trne value at tne port wnere
the same may be entered, on which the duties should be assess
ed. And it shall be the duty of the Collector, within whose dis
trict the same may be imported or entered, to cause tne uutiaue
value of such imports to be appraised, estimated and ascertained,
in accordance with the provisions of existing laws ; and if the
appraised value thereof shall exceed by ten per centum, or more,
the value so declared on the entry, then, in addition to the
duties imposed by law on the same, there shall be levied, col
lected and paid a duty of twenty per centum ad valorem on
such appraised value. Provided, nevertheless, tiiat under no
circumstances shall the duty be assessed upon an amount leas
than the invoice value.
SxcnoK 6. All laws or parts of laws inconsistent with this
act shall be and the aame are nereny repealed.
Samoa 7. This act shall take effect In twelve months from and
after the day of its publication In the Polynesian newspaper,
provided it ia not in violation of any treaty existing at the time.
Spirits or strong waters of strength of proof by Gay Lossac's
Alcometre, and so In proportion for any greater or less strength,
vis : brandy, sin. rum. whisky, alcohol, and all other spirits.
three dollars per gallon and all spirits, liqueurs, cordials, bran,
died fruits or etrong water respectively, sweetened or mixed
with any other articles of the strength of proof by Gay Lussac's
Aiennietre, and so in proportion for any neater or leas strength.
three dollars per gallon.
Port, sherry, madeira, and other wines, containing over 18
per centum and under 30 per centum alcohol, one dollar per
BCHEDTTLE O. f!5 per cent duty.l
Fire-arms and side-arms of ev Combs of all kinds, coral manu-
err description, I lactures, crayons, dolls and
Laces, braids and insertings of toys of all kinds, fans and
cotton or auk. I leathers, and artlncml flowers
Manufactures nf goat' or mo- of whatevei material.
hair, not otherwise provided Manufactures of eonny, mabop
for. any, rose wood, satin or cam-
Lasting. cam'Jrlc damask, dra phor wood.
pery, moreen, paramattas, Manufactures or pearl, none.
silk velvet, silks and satinsj homJvnryuid all other kinds
and manufacture of silk or, of fancy articles of a similar
of which silk shall be a com-i kind.
portent part. 'Daguerreotype stock, arrowroot.
Grassclotb. plna goods, corn.' sago, tapioca.
wheat, rye, barley and other Perfumes, tinctures, pastes, ex
grain, and the manufactures, tracts and cosmetics used for
phor chests, jewelry of all kinds, tea and coffee.
Many of these articles are the absolute necessa
ries of life, consumed by natives, foreigners and
whale ships. But perhaps the following arrange
ment of some of the leading articles in schedule
C, all of which are to pay fifteen per cent,
duty, will illustrate more clearly what the Minis
ter of Finance said, in his Report to the Legisla
ture of 1855, alluding to the Tariff Bill : - I re
spectfully urge upon your especial attention, the
discrimination in far or of the necessaries of Ufe :"
Beads, and Beans!
Braids, and Bread!
Bracelets, and Beer!
Billiard Tables, and Barley !
Comfita, and Corn !
Cambric, and Coffee !
Card Cases, and Crackers !
Cosmetici, and Crockery!
Fans, and Flour !
Moreen, and Molasses !
Perfumes, and Peas !
BosewooiJ, and Eye!
Bilks, and Salt!
(jatina, and Saltpetre !
All the above " necessaries of life " must pay
15 per cent. Great discrimination that !
Schedule D. imposes ten per cent., (double the
present rate) on almost every description of goods
imported for the use and supply of the whaling
fleet, as well as for the absolute necessities of the
The result will
NOTES OP THE WEEK.
Bread, beans, peas, musical in-j
struments of all kinds.
Crockery, billiard tables, fruits
the toilet, bay rum, tea, coffee,
chocolate, cocoa, crackers,
salt, sugar of all kinds and
syrups of sugar.
and vegetables of all kinds not Sardines and all fish In oils.
otherwise provided for. Molasses, starch, gros de N'a-
Carpets, oi and floor cloth.l pies. helventlne,Jewelry of all
gloves, lacquered, plated, all-' kinds, bracelets, guards and
ver and glass ware, mannnic-! chains or bstr.
tures of papier inache, tohac- Beads of all kinds, ornaments.
en, and all manufactures of, watches and parts of watches.
circus and theatrical ward
robes, and all articles usedfor
scenic representations or pub
lic exhibition, lacquered fur
niture, walking sticks or
canea, paintings and engra
vings, whether framed or
The eHpptr sch Vaquero, from Melbourne for Saa Francisco,
vin ba due I sue about J Dive aa,
The sch Lifcntibn will be due here from San Francisco about
pane 30th. and will probably bring the mail of May Sch.
The nark ankee, faith, nrom baa Francisco aUibedue about
be 26ch inat mL
The Am. dipper hsrk MeOta. of H. A. Pierce's line, waa to
kail from Booo tor HoontDhi direct, February 30, and will ba
asm Jura 30, with merchandise to B. W. Fieki.
( ThecRpper ship Syren, 1064 tons, had been purchased by
lesara, Iiauaw.a Brewer, to take the place of the John GU
aa the Saidwich Islands Una of packets to sail from Boston
Jrnoat May IS.
I The snip 'larriet Jessie waa to sail from Sew Bedford for
Jonotuhi aVh-ixt. abmit the end of May.
vaotsa Mn k I'andace was to sail from Hamburg in Advil with
berchandiaa to H. Hackfcld k Co due here in August.
ni unm.1, cram KortlaDd, iJrrtoo, June IWu
R. B. Ma team frigate Magiciecnc, from Panama.
Fmca PrnorarLowsa per San Diego, June 15 ft Una ice.
"" ranvai bLasn per John Marshall, June 11 A F J odd.
rkTBoracLOwsai per San Inego, J on la Mia D
I 4" nan.
I from n.vm per John Teung. June 10 Hon. John IL B.
jnaltfr, C Ticenmh, W II Rice, Miss II M Bice, Mr SuuhW
a. an: i on nee.
I tm teas. Hawaii per Kinooie, June 10 F A eberwood and
V. aarl M so deck.
Proaa KsWAiaaa per Mary, June VSr Mr J B Low and wife,
Laatsrsa per Kamoi, June 11 Judge John Richard
u VLt Kit hardson. C Bwer 2d, F Pratt. O B Merrill. D II
Jrehcnrk. B Hake. Meiwrs Chnrch and Clifford, Mrs T H I lo
on and ilM hfer, Z F Kaumaea, 10 on deck.
r !! a per Kamoi, June It Rev S C Damon, wife
k thiee chit Iren, Rev 9 E Bishop, wife and three children, Mr
WkaKth, wtfo and two children, Mrs R Armstrong, Mrs Stivers
Kt chiM, C W Fox, S iloffiaeyer. Master Waterhonse, E P
Isjca, O B MetrOL Mr Newman. 8 T Alexander, O J Harris,
f insw Ahpoa. 7 oo deck.
Has a -.XI pv John Too nr. Jane 10100 bars com. ft
Brcwon!. hogs. B fowls.; bags bcana. 30 bodla twL 1
r'roea Raw trass per Mary, June 12 AO sheep. 2 bullocks,
bags pta ira, krt UT, 30 hvies, 3 fchla tailow.
mea Laaa SA per KamoL June 111 coop chickens, 3
1 bbl noL 1 kee eenca. 100 goat akina, 4 hides, 27
', heat amis. s. 1 tin ware.
reaa Raanxi per MoikeikL, Jane 101 basket egrs, 1 eak
l"W. 1 keg setter. I box peaches, ft bbis beef, 20 do potatoes,
oaa3Boar,l keg sugar. 13 tMs mm as at a, S deck pass.
riACKS OP WORSHIP.
ftETHFX Rev. 8. C. Damns Chaplain Kins;
ar the sailors Home. Preaching aa hands rs at
11. a. au and "i r. jt. ifeata free, sabbath School after
iha Mraiiig services.
Pulpit temporarily occupied by Rev. Lorrtn Andrews.
Preach in so Sundays at 11 a- at. and i r. af. sabbath
I Sewoss saw
I XL a. au
I iha mon
taat lo a. at.
CBTRCB Nauana avenne, corner of TntuI
r. Wm. S. Tnrner, raster. Preaching every
at 11 a. V. and 7) P. X. eeau tut. aUhbaih
issiaat 10 a. .
0 COAF rt KtasT street, above the palace Rev. E. W.
iJark Faor. Aervicea, ia Hawaiian every Bnralay at
94 a. M. asd 2 r. at.
irU'S C1TIRCTS Bertania street, near Xanana street
Rrr. Vema Maith Pastor, nervines, ia Hawaiian, very
at 10 a. bl and Zi r. a.
"ZUC nrrRCIt Ft street, wear Bertanoa under the
If t at XL Rev. liinop Maigret, aasisted by Abba
S-.me. aVi rhea every Sunday at 10 a. m. and 2Mb
of CoMxxacK. Parsuant to a published
. some thirty of the leading merchants and baai-
men of Sooolala met at the room over the store
fcaeer, last evening. The meeting organized by
ekoSa of ilr. Tf. L. Green as ehairman and Mr.
dSsOas h Seeretary. Oa motion, a Committee
ar armninteii to TtrerMirci a boaia for the estab-
ajajsit of a Chamber of Commerce, to report on
lrtJaj BBominj. The folio wing gentlemen were
BtaJ &! Committee : Measrs. Thomas Spracer.
J Cattwrisftt, Gost. Mekhers, E. Krull, J. T.
Wiwmaw. J. C Spalding, A. P. Everett, C Brew
i, Dl - W. Held, W. L. Green. The meeting
I f 'jvsiii to meet on Satardaj morning, at
-y Cix9ixa Krfort Mr. Pooch has just
I f 1 tzr i Ice, auvl with one of those half eom-
1'T ftvriMS aurr wbieh ho inariablj pats on
k L Ls TtLins important to sa, hints that
prt?7 Mroetxj most have been committed in
' . cr"7 f the Biennial Report of the
Zf Xf rsnee, an abstract of which appear
- j -t nanber of tbe pwerament organ. His
-tz'7 cossrnMd ty tne act that
J rea, althoo- eijected to
been kepi almost a week
VW tVr'lr-J l:f.Ttr-
n fa i n. ljC
The suggestion I have made demand' further consideration
from the fact that a new Treaty, negotiated between me and the
Emperor of the French, haa lately t en returned from Paris, ac
companied by the formal ratification of tin Emperor. It now
awaits a similar concurrence, oo my !art, to render it eSective.
In accordance with a provision of our Constitution, this Treaty
la now under consideration by me. la my Privr Council of Stat.
The Provisional Act, therefore, whkh a former Legislature
passed, will teenme operative or otherwise, according to the re
sult of those deliberations I refer to," Ac
The Provisional Act referred to is understood
to be the Taxis' Bill passed in 1355, which was
published in the Polynesian of June 16, 1855.
The 7th section declares that "this Act shall take
effect in twelve months from and after the day of
its publication in the Polynesian newspaper, pro-'
vitled that it ts not in violation of any treaty exist
ing at that time," viz.: June 16, 1S56. The
French Treaty of 184G was considered binding
then and is still so, therefore the law by its own
provision, specifying the time it should go into
force and not providing for any subsequent pe
riod, has generally been considered as a dead let
ter, and incapable of being revived except by new
enactment. We last week alluded to the French
Treaty as requiring the concurrence of the Legis
lature in the event of its approval by the consti
tutional powers, not dreamirg that any Act ex
isted by which the Legislative approval was un
necessary under the circumstances.
Now the question arises whether the Tariff
Act. passed to go into effect provisionally on the
16th of June, 1856, by not going into effect at
the time specified, and by lying without force for
the two following years, has not become virtually
inoperative under any contingency that may
arise ; or can any law thus passed provisionally be
enforced without further legislation, after lying
as a dead letter on the statute book from two to
twenty years? Common sense would seem fcj
decide that if it cua not become effective at the
time specified for its enforcement, it falls through
by default. The question, however, is one that
can only be definitely settled by reference to usage
in similar cases. We have not been able to find
any precedent on this point, but presume that
similar cases have occurred in the history of Euro
pean nations. His MajVstys addrees, if we rightly
understand it, assumes that the Tariff Act of
1855 can become operative as a Law of the land,
immediately on the' approval of the French
Treaty, now under consideration, by the constitu
tional powers,and that it will become a law of the
land by such approval, without any further con
currence on the part of the Legislative branch of
government. With all respect for the royal speech,
we are compelled to assume the opposite view of
this question, and maintain that the provisions of
the Tariff Act clearly limit the time of its en
forcement to June, 1856, and that, inasmuch, as
at that time, it teas impossible for it to go into force,
it became as a law null and void. We, however,
are open to conviction, should it be conclusively
shown that the government is only following the
usage of older nations in similar cases.
Tb Tariff" Bill ef 1 855.
Parliament has met, and at last we have an
inkling of the policy of the government, through
the agency of a short and business-like" speech
from the throne, and of the condition and pros
pect of the public funds from a published abstract
of the report of the Minister of Finance. We shall
notice the latter document as well as the other
ministerial reports whenever the ministers have
concluded to lay them before the Legislative body.
We have now only to deal with the Tariff Act
of 1855, which the Royal Speech assumes will
become operative or not as a law as soon as it
Bhall please Ilia Majesty and the Privy Council.
For the better understanding of this Act, its
importance demands that we republish it in
full.' We copy it from the Statutes of 1855.
to rsorios agvaars raoai rn roars, in to cissgi axn modify
BXcmso laws inroejxo nrnas oa iMroars.
Be it enacted by the Kins;, the Nobles and Kepresentatives of
the Hawaiian Islands, In Legislative council assembled :
Sccnox 1. That, in lien of the duties imposed by law oo the
articles hereinafter mentioned, and on such as may now be ex
empt from duty, there shall be levied, collected and paid on tbe
roods, wares and merchandise herein enumerated a-l provided
Jor, Imported n-rru foreign countries, the following rates of duty,
that la to say s
On SDirtts. Ilaacars, cordials, Ac., mentioned In Schedule A.
of the streojrth of prool, three dollars per g-ailoo, and soinpropcr-
oVxn for any CTeater ar less strenguu -
Ob wines aaeotsoaea in ecneauie a, a amy oc one aouar per
Cji r-da, wares and merchandise mentioned in Schedule C, s
- rmJt ream rjer centum ad valorem.
t 1 1 sals, e-rea and merchandise mentioned In schedule D, a
d. v saw UHfnm ad valorem.
Ca V warta and aserchandise mentioned in Schedule K, a
. ' -e jt centum aa vsjorem.
jl jVsts) oe It rarswsr ewecsea, iwi ww,san
Comflta, sweetmeata or fruits:
preserved In sugar or syrup,
and confectionery of all kinds.
Powder, shot, percussion caps,!
saltpetre, soda, essences not
ntherwle provided for, I
Beoalia. sold leaf, hair-'
cloth, ten-pin nails, cassia. Claret, nock, champagne and
clove., nutmeg and spices of alt other licht wines contain
all kinds, 1 ins; not over 18 per cent.
Card eases, pocket books, shell of alcohol, cider, champagne
boTes and souvenirs, and all cider, perry, ale, beer, porter,
similar articles of whatever and all other beverages con-
materials composed, i tainiug alcohol.
SCHEDULE D. 10 per cent, duty.)
Iroo or steel, axe-, hatchets, .Pitch, tar. rosin, lamps, lan
BalUst, buoys, wlndlnsa nippers,! terns, scales, pumps, carri
Trypota, whale and seal irons, aires and parts of carriages,
Anchors, stoves, lances, and. wagons, carts, whips, wheels,
Bomb lances, handcuffs, tacks,: spurs, yokes, safes, vaults,
Trace chains, Iron pipe. trunks not otherwise provli'-
Wlre cloth, manufactures of ed for,
wool, linen and cotton not Vinegar, wax, sperm, whale,
otherwise provided for, ! seal, porpoise and black fish
Beef and pork tongues, hams,! oil, neanf.mt and cocoanut
lard, game and vegetables! oils, ronrhles, sheet lead, lead
enclosed In sealed cans or! pipe, lines, nets, grindstones,
otherwise, bntter. cheese, lea- glass, hops, live stock not
ther and manufactures of lea- - otherwise enumerated,
ther, hides flh.freh. salted. Slates, solder, sandpaper, spy
dried, smoked or pickled. ; glasses and telescopes, cut
Doors and sashes, house frames.: lery of all kinds, Orleans, al
bui.ting. hrltannia. hard, hoi-: rmoea, alepine, barege, halzo
lnw.tin.zine and wooded ware, rine, manufacture of worsted
not otherwise prov'ded for. "t cashmere, or of which they
Clothing, ready made, and wear-; shall be a component part, not
ing apparel of every descrip'n. otherwise provided for.
Hats, cans, bonnets, hose not Brooms and brushes of all
otherwise provided for, kinds, furniture and uphoi.
Blarkinp, enrks. comnoit!on. tery nt otherwise provided
copper, tin, sine and yellow for, clocks and parts of clorks,
metal not otherwise provided belts, shawls not otherwise
for, and nails of the same. provided for.
Cordage, rambonses.chronoire. Paper hangings, matting, soda
t-rs. davits, ship's tackle and fountains, honey, medical
stores not otherwise provided dimes, roots and leaves, and
for. oars, twine, tarred paper, medicinal preparations not
Candles, rampheneand hnrnlng otherwise provided for.
fnWn of every dter!jition not Surgical Instruments,
otherwise jirorlded for.
SCHEDriE E. f5 per cent, duty 1
Blacksmith's, ennlker's. co-p-; kinds net otherwise provided
era's, carpenter's, shoeroa- frr.
ker's. machinist's and turn- Brick, cement and building roa
er's tools. tcrlsN of all kinds. -
Chain cable, calls, rivets and Bugs 'and bagging, furnaces.
spikes of Iron of n kinds. Monuments. spars, walrus tieth.
Iron hoops, mannfactnres of Paints of all kinds, turpentine,
cotton not otherwise provided Linseed and other nils used in
r, painting, varnish, putty.soap,
Flannel of whatever material. Rice and paddy.
blanket of all kinds, coburgs. Thread not otherwise provided
crash, duck and canvas, osna- for,
burgs, boats, lumber, hewed, Hvdraulic rams, wood, coal, Ice,
sawed and rough. Alcohol, when Introduced for
Casks and barrels, stares, books medicinal or mechanical pur-
pnnted and Wank. poses, in accordance with tne
Stationery and paper of all act passed August 16th, 1854.
SCHEDULE F Free.
Trees, shrubs, bulbs, plants, roots and seeds for planting and
sowing not otherwise provided for. machinery of all kinds, steam
engines, mills, coflee cleaners, rice hutlers, plows, hoes, and
other instruments of husbandry Imported by any agriculturist or
body of agriculturists, and not intended for sale ; animals for
Improving the breed I" this kingdom, all produce of Hawaiian
fisheries, professional books, instruments, implements and tools
of trade, old and In nse of persons from abroad, and not intend
ed for any other person or for sale; goods, wares and merchan
dise exported to a foreign country and brought back in the
aame condition as when exported, npon which no drawback haa
been allowed; household effects and wearing apparel and other
personal effects In use not merchandise; also all goods imported
free by Christian missionaries and foreign ministers, and
wbaleshlps under the present laws.
Approved this 14th day of May. 1953.
TicmaiA K. KAAHrMixc.
Published In the Polynesian, June 10, 1S55.
The history of the passage of the above Act
through the Legislature is the history of one of
the grossest impositions ever attempted on the
Hawaiian nation. The law was understood to
have been prepared by His Ex. E. II. Allen, then
acting as Minister of Finance. It was brought
up before the House of Representatives with the
determination that it should be forced through as
a government measure ; its schedules, if we re
member aright, at least on the second and third
Tradings, were not read before that body, while
discussion on it was almost wholly dispensed
with. Scarcely a native member in the house
who voted for it understood fully what he was
voting for, and their votes were obtained main
ly by the strong assurance from certain J
government members that tbe Act was wanted
merely as a fulcrum by which a treaty with
France could be made, and that no treaty with
France could be effected unless it were parsed.
Thus the act finally passed the Lower House by the
following vote in its favor :
Children's Vis it to the Botal Pbikck. -On
Saturday afternoon last, agreeably to notice given,
the foreign children of Honolulu met at 3 o'clock, at
the residence of Mr. H. M. Whitney, and proceeded in
a body, to the Palace, thawing a small carriage. The
procession was headed by a lad bearing a beaudfal
silk flag, which with two other flags had been made
for the occasion. The carriage had been beautifully
decked with flowers and ril'bon, and surmounted by
a boquet crown, made of roses and white jessamine
flowers, and on the sides of it crowns were painted.
The procession, as it moved along through King street,
was the very picture of juvenile simplicity and sport.
All the little girls were dressed in white. As the
procession approached the palace, the large gates
were thrown open, and the youthful throng marched
up the broad walk and steps into tbe large audience
chamber of the Palace, drawing with them their little
present and followed by many of their parents. In
the center of the room the cradle had been placed,
and as soon as the children were all arranged around
the room the infant was brought in by its nurse, ac
companied by royal fraAjt-bearers, and followed in
a few minutes by His Majesty, who was accompanied
by Prince Lot and several of tbe chiefs. On the en
trance of the King, he was addressed by Master
D. Henrique Everett, (4 years old) in the following
neat speech :
Sirs : Ton would scarce expect one of my age to speak to a
King; but I have come with tbe foreign children of Honolulu to
see your little boy the Prince of Hawaii. We desire to present
him this little carriage as a mark of our respect.
His Majesty replied nearly as follows :
I thank you. Master Everett, and your little companions for
the present you have made to my infant boy. I appreciate it as
another expression of sympathy so generally manifested in the
foreign community In his behalf. You have but followed your
parents example, and I feel highly honored that both should
nave to kindly remembered my boy.
A pillow and the three silk flags were also presented
to His Majesty for the young Prince. After the ad
dresses were finished the children throngeds) around
the cradle to see the babe, and almost every one
joined In exclamations of praise of his beauty. He is
a fat, healthy and exceedingly beautiful boy, and
many of tbe children who visited him, feel as much
interest in him as if he belonged to their own family.
We are certain that the result of the visit of the
children will be beneficial in exciting in them a lively
interest in the welfare of the royal prince.
Tbe cradle in which he was shown is one of the
finest specimens of cabinet work that we have ever
seen made from our native woods. It is in the form
jf an eggshell cut in two, lengthwise, and in its
design and execution is creditable to the maker, Mr.
Fischer. It is said to have cost $600.
molokai avi laxax.
' 'i. W. B. Klotea, E. P. Kamaipelekaue.
OAHC. '.; '
J. I. Dowsett, - 6. 1. Jodd,
I. Kahai, M. Kalanipoo,
P. F. Manini, J. H. Kaakua,
J. H. fbrawaepaa, r 8. Kalaina, .
. , ; KAUAI. ; - ; . ,
R. S. Hollister, . D. Nuubiwm. . ' .
jr. K. Chamberlain. "
The House proceeded to the choice of speaker with
the following result : . .. " -
O. M. Robot),
G. P. JCDO, - V-
Rav. A. Bishop.
W. C. Pabkb.
The Rifles. This fine body of volunteer soldiery
parade to-day, at 8 o'clock, A. M. proceeding to
the camping ground makai of the Btone church,
where they will go through with camp duty and tar
get practice. A good dinner has been provided, and
we learn that two ofonr liberal men merchants
have presented the Quarter- master with 200 lbs. of
! be to keep the company cool. A good time may be
anticipated. We would suggest that the House Com
mittee on the Military be present at the parade, that
they may see with their own eyes, free from the dust
of the war office, the only kind of army needed here.
native and foreign population.
be, if the law is enforced, that a foreign whale
ship can, with a little foresight, evade the duty
altogether, by taking her stores or supplies from
bond, paying transit duty only, while a Hawai
ian vessel must pay the whole duty. A very
queer enactment indeed is this for " developing
the national resources on board our own national
vessels !" so vauntingly set forth in the last Poly
nesian ! Our young Hercules among the Ha
waiian enterprises" must grow very fast under
the charge of such foster-parents as our Ministry
here show themselves to be. We notice, how
ever, that rice-hullers, according to sched
ule F., will be allowed to enter duty free. The
inference from this is that His Majesty's Minis
ters consider the very laudable rice scheme,
proposed a twelvemonth or more ago by our con
frere of the Polynesian, as of more importance
than the whaling interest. Success to it !
The manifold absurdities and injustice ap
parent in this suddenly revived enactment, which
we supposed was sleeping its long sleep, seem
to us to be of less importance than the principle
involved in the bill, and in the scheming through
which alone, it passed through the Legislature,
and now is threatened to be put into force. TVe
do not think that there is a member of the Lower
House who voted for it, who dreamed that any at
tempt would bo made to enforce it three years
after its passage, or who would have voted
for it with such an understanding, But we
have already extended our remarks bo far that
we must leave the subject till our next issue, when
we may consider its bearing on our whaling inter
ests, smuggling, legitimate trade, the advance
ment of the Hawaiian people in civilization, and
its probable effects on the Treasury.
The Royal School.
To one who has but un incidental business in
tercourse with the Hawaiian", who finds them re
clining in the shadows at every street corner, and
sees associated with their metropolitan Lfe.
what there is degrading in indolence, indecency
and vice, to such an one it is gratifying to wit
ness the development of their higher capacities
under tho influences of dicipline, instruction and
emulation. The habits of the natives show their
civilization to be recent, and the alacrity with
which they return to their former degrading
amusements, when freed from restraint, shows the
strength of tho6o inborn downward tendencies
with whijh religion and education have to con
tend. But when we enter the school-room and
witness the exhibition of those qualities of intel
lect, the development of which adorns and elevates
our race ; when we bpc them mastering sciences,
with manifestations of mental powers as acute,
vigorous and susceptible of cultivation as thoseof
the so-called superior race under more favorablo
auspices, we enjoy a cheering evidence of their
capacity for elevation, acquire a confidence in
education as an instrumentality, and cannot but
approve of tho policy of the government in its
best endeavors to promote it.
It was our good fortune to be present during the
examination of the Royal School on Thursday last.
In the opening exercise the pupils displayed a fa
miliarity with the life of Christ. Although the opin
ions of men may possibly differ in regard to the im
portance of religious instruction in the common
schools, they can hardly differ in regard to the influ
ence exerted upon the character by the frequent con
templation of patterns of exalted excellence.
The distinct articulation that characterized the
reading of some of the pupils shows what can be ac
complished by good instruction, patient drilling, and
careful attention to the analysis of English sounds. Chaixknge Accepted. We understand that the
The more advanced of the scholars analyzed the Eng- j friends of Vandyke have accepted the challenge of
Strawberries and Peaches. Those who are un
able to leave Honolulu even for a few days to feast
on the rich fruits of Makawao, will prefer obtaining
j them as preserves rather than dispense with them al
together. Mr. Colburn, who has preserved fruits for
sale, has sent us a jar of each, put up by Mr. Gower.
Tbey are truly, de-li-cious but do not surpass the
fine samples received by our better half, last week,
from the " Gem" that presides over the peach groves
! of Mount Pleasant We can recommend the pre-
Mk. BoaawraoffS Majority,-' - . - "-J; . i-''. '
The other oilLoers of the House were chosen either
unanimously or wkh but little opposition, and are as
follows: . . ; . ' -i'T .? f '
Clerk. - . ---: Ti : - "O. H. true.
Sergeant at Arms,;
It having been sijniSed to the Nobles that this
House was organized and ready Ho proceed with busv
ness, a message was received from tbe King's Cham
berlain, informing the House that be would be ready
to meet and open- Parliament at his Palace, at 12
o'clock, noon.'. .';C
After a abort -.recess, tne House proceeded in a
body, the speaker at their head, to the Palace, where
they listened p the speech from the throne.
; Ulaj Mnjeaty'
Nobles ad Representatives : Since the Leg
islature was last in session, it has pleased Al
mighty God to bless me with a son. The birth
of an lleir to the Throne is an event which you,
now congregated to pass measures, not for the
temporary only, but for the permanent prosper
ity of the Hawaiian Islands, under a Constitu
tional Monarchy, cannot but regard with solemn
interest. Not only tho continuance of his life,
but the characteristics which the Prince may de
velop as he grows to manhood, and the educa
tion to be imparted to him, are matters in no
small degree inseparable from tho future of our
country's history from that distant part of
it in which I, and many, if not all of you, will
take no share. Gentlemen, the child is your 's as
well as mine ; the circumstances that attend his
birth deprive me of an undivided interest in him,
for if such be the will of Divine Providence, he
will one day be to your Sons what I am to their
Fathers. Destined as he is to exercise a para
mount influence in years to come, I consecrate
him to my people, and with God's help, 1 will
leave unused no faculty with which I am indued
to make him worthy of your love and loyalty,
and an ornament to the Throne of his great Pre
decessor, who only did b.- ttle to establish peace
and lay the foundations of order.
I have called you together according to the re-
?uirements of the Constitution. Having thus
ulfilled the duty imposed upon me, I would sug
gest to you, Nobles and Representatives, the pro
priety, under existing circumstances, of confining
the business of the present session to providing,
by a Joint Resolution, or otherwise, for the finan
cial necessities of thtovernmeut, and appoint-
3 report after an adjourn
ment and as soon
pective nouses, upon tne jxew joae, orsucn por
tions of it as may be ready for presentation by
the Commission appointed by the Legislature of
1856 to prepare it.
The reasons for such a course will appear in
the fact that the Commissioners selected to revise,
codify and amend the laws now in force, partly
on account ot the ill health ot one ot the.
bers, now d
nature of the Usk imposed upon persons whose
time was already occupied by the duties of office,
have been unable to perfect their work within
the time, which before the undertaking was com
menced, was deemed sufficient. The Joint Com
mittee could receive and proceed to review such
portions of the Revision as are already prepared,
and receive more as the Commissioners progress
By means of a little inquiry, the time when
an answer to the King's speech ft was no duty of
committee to travel out of the record in other wor
they wtre not called upon to discuss any other top
than those touched wpna in the speech. Jle f
strongly upon the long vexed subject of . the Frer'
Treaty, which had for years been an effectual bar' t
ine run exercise 01 Hawaiian sovereignty, but heVilt
confidence that the action of His Majesty i0 pnL
Council (in whose hands this treats- now . ', .
be such as to recommend itself to the House and the
nation, as fully a was posr'Me under the r.wA.
vexations circomstaooes. ITaLarever renewesTtiw
morion to recommit tie addrri v
Mr. Hollister pointed at rri trixbni made by
the committee in drawing tiir JTI't-x b-y bad not
' . Y v the speech
to the select
.3 and report on
j anything of the kind imported.
! Runaway. While Mr. Theodore Gulick, accom
I panied by his sister Mrs. Halsey Gulick, was driving
i down Fort street in a carriage on Tuesday morning
i last, tho horse took fright from the breaking of one
of the traces and became unmanageable. Mr. G.,
: with great presence cf mind, took out his knife and
I at much peril to his own safety, cut the remaining -:
trace, while the horse was at fall speed, thereby dis
j connecting the carriage from the animal, which pur
i sued his course up King street. The carriage was
left with its occupants unhurt in the road.
A Good Example. A correspondent at Kailua,
Hawaii, speaking of the late visit to that place of the
j Hon. Levi Haalelea, says : " Mr. Haalelea deserves
' great credit for having at all times during his sojourn
I here, thrown the weight of his influence in favor of eo
l brietv and industry. If all the influential natives
i and chiefs, when they go on a jaunt would do like
j wise, much good would result to the people."
j Seventeenth or Juke. To-day is the anniversary
! of the battle of Bunker's Hill a day dear to the da
j cendants of the men who were engaged in its me-
: morable struggle. The great battle of Waterloo, upon
I the decision of which hung the fate of Napoleon,
; commenced too on the 17th of June, and on the 17th
j of June occurred that desperate attack by the Allies
i on the Russians before Sebastopol.
Robt O. Davis,
J. W. Aostin,
J. W. E. Maikat,
H. A. Wldemann,
Z. P. Kaumaea,
Z. Kaauwai 17.
Orrosut to its Passaoc
A. O. Thurston, H. M. Whitney,
8. P Kalama, 8. M. Kamakau,
It was then sent up to the Nobles. The re
port cf its passage there, as published by author
ity in the Polynesian, is to comically curt, and
shows Buch an indecent haste, (occupying proba
bly not five minutes) that we transcribe it, for
the information of all concerned :
uTbtksday. Mat 3 The House fof Noblesl took no the
Tariff Act in committee ot the whole, where it was discussed and
tbe first section passed. On motion of Mr. Armstrong, seconded
by Mr. H'yllie, the remaining sections were aU passed ar a
tingle vote, when the Committee rose and reported the Act to
the House, where it passed on its second reading. On motion
of Mr. Allen, seconded by Kekaulahao, the rules were sus
pended, the Act read tbe third Ume by its Utle and passed."
Such is a brief history of the passage of this
important measure through the Legislature. Let
those whose names appear conspicuous with its
passage, stand up and lather this disgraceful.
still-born tariff, which is now to be imposed on
us or not as this same Ministry which originated
it may choose. There is no dodging the question
that each of the Ministers named in the above re
port, were urgent for the passage of the bill, and
they chiefly are responsible for it if carried into
effect. . . v
But, lest our remarks be considered too severe,
let us look at its schedules, and let our traders
and merchants, our whalemen ' . zxd the people,
who are the consumers, examine it carefully. It
will be seen that a duty of fifteen per cent, is im
posed by the law on wheat, barley and ether
grains, and on the manufactures thereof, includ
ing flour, ship's bread, crackers, &c., on crockery
and glassware, tobacco, combs, all kinds of cam
liih language with facility, evincing an accurate
knowledge of its principles and construction. The
several classes in geography, one of which was under
the charge of the lady-like Miss Brickwood, passed a
good examination; and their blackboard drawings at
tracted much attention.
But the most surprising and gratifying proficiency
was manifested by a class in ' mental arithmetic.
Written problems were submitted to them by a vis
itor, believed to be as difficult as any in " Colburn's
Arithmetic;" and although some of them required a
protracted calculating process, they were solved without
hesitation in almost every case. The examination on
the whole was a very creditable one; and by showing
that the knowledge of the various studies pursued was
not superficial, proved tbe ability and industry of the
scholars, and tbe faithfulness of the teachers.
At the conclusion of the examination, appropriate
remarks were made by the President of the Board of
Education and the President of Oahu College. The
latter gentleman expressed his confidence in the qual
ifications of a part of the school to enter the prepar
atory course at Punahou. We believe it is their in
tention to do so; and if they carry with them their
present habits of punctuality and application, there
can be no doubt of their ability to take a thorough
collegiate course; while the advantages that will ac
crue to the nation from a class of highly educated
Hawaiians will be incalculable.
At the exhibition in the evening, the school-house
was crowded to overflowing, and the exercises on the
whole were very creditable. It was but natural that'
the occasion and tbe company should cause a degree
of hesitancy and an occasional mistake on the part of
the pupils. The singing was very good in fact,
better timed and tuned than any Hawaiian choir we
ever recollect to have heard. The declamations were
given with spirit, and one or two of them were pro
nounced with good emphasis.
A Nursery. We are rejoiced to learn that at
length there is a fair prospect of the Nursery of the
Royal Hawaiian Agricultural Society being com
mence'. The fifty acres purchased for that purpose
lie near the Queen's country seat in Nuuanu Valley,
about two miles from town. The grounds are to be
placed under the care of Mr. Holstein, the King's
gardener and Mr. Hillebrand, (a younger brother of
Dr.Hillebrand, who recently arrived from the States.)
Aided with the judicious advice and good taste of Dr.
Hillebrand, we doubt not that the garden will soon
begin to assume an attractive state, though it should
be remembered that the resources of the Society are,
as yet, so limited, that rapid progress should not be
expected. , A plan of the grounds, sketched by Mr.
Holstein, can be seen at the office of Mr. Montgome
ry. - The bite of the garden is admirably located for
the object intended. . We doubt not that a nursery
here, as in other countries, can very soon be made to
return an income, from the sale of plants and trees,
sufficient to support it We are requested to invite
friends who desire to aid the enterprise, to send such
plants, trees, flowers, or seeds of mango, custard ap.
Jle, or other fruits, that they can procure, to Dr.
fiHshraad. ' .-v.-,.; .-. . .-, ?
served peaches offered by Mr. Colburn as superior to their report upon the whole would probably be
forthcoming might bo ascertained, when the two
Houses con la meet again to review the Keport
and proceed with the general business of the
The suggestion I have made demands further
consideration from the fact that a new Treaty,
negotiated between me and the Emperor of the
French, has lately been returned from Paris, ac
companied by the formal ratification of the
Emperor. It now awaits a similar concurrence,
on my part, to render it effective. In accordance
with a provision of our Constitution, this Treaty
is now under consideratian bv me, in my Privy
Council of State. The provisional Act, therefore,
which a former Legistature passed, will become
operative or otherwise, according to the result of
those deliberations I refer to, and until that
result becomes known the Minister of Finance
cannot make to you a satisfactory shewing of the
probable receipts ot the Government tor this and
the next fiscal year ; and without such data to go
by you will hardly be able to dispose of the
strictly financial business ot the country
So, too, in regard to the Civil Acts, the passage
of which draws so largely upon the time ot your
two House. It would" be nothing less than a
waste of labor to alter, by separate enactments,
those laws which tho Revised Code will amend,
or to sanction new provisions, in that Compen
dium already providnl for, and which temporary
enactments would, therefore, become valueless
almost as soon as they should have been promul
gated. Believing, gentlemen, that you will coincide
with me in seeing the necessity for a speedy
adjournment, after having made the provisions I
have pointed out, 1 forbear to call vour attention
to the general business and details to which I
should otherwise direct your notice.
After the conclusion of the speech, the Representa
tives again returned to their Hall, when, on motion,
the speaker appointed a select committee to draft a
reply to the King's speech, consisting of the follow
ing gentlemen :
Messrs. J. W. Austin, G. P. Judd, John Richard
son, S. r. Kalama, 11. u bheldon.
The House then adjourned to to-morrx H
Satckdat, June 12.
After reading of the minutes and prayer, Mr. J. S.
Low presented his certificate and took his seat as
member for the district of Hamakua, Hawaii.
A message was received from tbe Nobles, informing
this House that they were ready to proceed to busi
Messrs. Dowsett, Chamberlain and Kiepdson
were appointed a committee to procure, af anslator
for the House.
On motion of Mr. Kalama,
appointedKo arrange fbjjajlEyprinting of 200 copies of
the Rules the I'fe.
Mr. Aus jsVIie select committee on the answer
to tbe KingyriwSSTTported the draft which they
had prercO. The subject was taken up in com-
mittoof the whole, Mr. Kalama in the chair.
n a motion to recommit, Mr. Robertson observed
that he favored the motion. The reply to tbe King's
speech was an important matter and should be well
considered, before being finally passed upon. He
thought that part of the address referring to the birth
of the Prince was very satisfactory, but in reference
to the subject of the new French Treaty, to which His
Majesty alluded, he considered it a very important
subject. He reviewed briefly the difficulties which
had for years existed between the Government of
France and that of His Majesty. A new treaty with
France, based upon the principles of Hawaiian Inde
pendence admitted by other governments, would be a
very desirable consummation. He seconded the prop
osition to recommit.
Dr. Judd also favored the motion, but hoped that
tbe House would express its views upon the subject
in order that the committee might be instructed.
For his own part, he thought there was but little to
say upon the matter of the Treaty, for we knew
nothing about its features. Eight words would con
vey all that need be said.- He did not appreciate the
mention of the subject at all in the speech, as it left
the House just as much as ever in the dark. Tbe
address in reply to the speech had been drafted and
translated in a great hurry, and he doubted not it
could be bettered, if recommitted.
Mr. Kamaipelekane pointed out some inaccuracies
in the native version of the address. He was followed
i Boston, alias Huluvala. to run him on the 5th of
' July, the same heats, weight, and distance that he
! ran on the 22d of May with Catch-rre-if-you-ean.
' Coftee Plantation roa Sale. We would call at
j tention to the advertisement of a coffee plantation for
! sale. It is favorably located at Hanalei, Kauai, and
j can probably be had at a bargain.
Paint Shop. Mr. M. R. Harvey, well known as a
j superior painter, has opened a many-colored paint
; shop on King street. His reputation stands high
' as a skillful workman.
Egyptian Millet. We have received some speci-
mens of this grain from Mr. Fuller, who imported it.
I It is preferable for food for fowls to any other kind.
I To Correspondents. We are obliged te defer sev
eral communications which we have received.
H0C8E OF NOBLES.
The Not les met on be 10th inst., and organized,
by the election cf the following officers :
President, n. E. Gov. KexcANaoa.
Secretary , C. Q. Hofkiss. 1
Chaplain. Rav. Ms. ABMsrmowo.
Serjeant at-Arms, W. Kahajtc.
Messenger, W. Ka.
Mr. Armstrong was also appointed as Interpreter
On Friday, June 11th, the Nobles met at 1 P. M.,
when the following gentlemen were appointed a com
mittee to prepare a reply to the King's Speech :
Messrs. Namakeha, Wyllie, Piikoi and Governor Na
haolelua. The following is a list of the Nobles : Gov. M. Ke
kuanaoa, II. XL H. Prince Lot Kamehameha, Gov. P.
Nahaolelua, J. Namakeha, J. Kaeo, J. Piikoi, R. C.
Wyllie, C. Kanaina, L. Haalelea. Absent Her Ex.
R. Keliiokalani, and Messrs. Kapaakea, Kanoa and
Up to yesterday, there being no business before the
House, it adjourned from day to day.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
Fbidat, Jane 11.
Parsuant to proclamation, the members elect as
sembled in the Hall of the Representatives at 10
o'clock on Friday, June 11. Mr. O. H. Gulick, the
clerk of the House at the last session, called the mem
bers to order and received and approved ths certifi
cates of twenty-three members, there being four yet
to appear. .v- -.' ., -
The following is a list of the members of the
... - HAWAII...
I. IX. L-'itdMocs, ,
J. 8. Low, -'
. 0. 11. ubertac.
,-,T Q.K.kuL .
covered all the points touc',
from the throne. . ' -; -fv.
The subject was finally ixlrr: 1 1
committee, with instructions u tz:
The committee then rose, and the House adjourned
to Monday at 11 A. M.
.'" '. ; ' Monday, June 14. ,
The speaker announced the following standing
committees: . si
Standing Committees 1858. -.
Fin a nce. Messrs. Dowsett, Austin, Kiprsai"
Foreign Relations. Messrs. Sheldon, Karnaipr
kane, Chamberlain, Kakani, Kaumaea. . 1
Lands and Internal Improvements. Messr
Low, Richardson, Manini, Kalama, Kupakee. , j
Education. Messrs. Austin, Hollister, Kalanipoc
Jcdiciart. Messrs. Chamberlain, Kalama, Hit
cock, Kenui, Kiolea.
f . . ar , .
vussentt. .nessrs. wuaa, j.owsett, Laws
Kaauwaepaa, Kaakna. , A
AORicnLTCRE and Mandtactttreb. Messrs.
ardson. Low, Kipi, Laann, Kapihe.
Elections. Messrs. Hollister, Kalama, Kalaniiv?
Sheldon, Kaumaea. . ;
Military. Messrs. Manini, Judd, Kahai: Kr
Kamaipelekane. ' ' , i -
Accounts. Messrs. Hitchcock, Kunakee, K.
Petitions. . j
From Hilo, Hawaii, by foreigners, that H. V.K
be paid for certain services in building a brk.
Referred. ' i 1
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From Waialoa, Oahu, against the mem her for thai
District,' Mr. Kaakua,-on the ground of illegality.
From Hana. Maui, .aeainst their memVwr XT
Kahanu, on the ground of fraud at the election.
From Lihue, Kauai, praying for a redaction of the
salaries of all government officers. Referred.
Reports or Committees.
Mr. Austin from tM select committee reported the
amended 4asaT of a reply to the Kine's sneeeh.
otion of Mr. Kamaipelekane, the address was
accepted without debate and the committee instructed
to communicate the same to His Majesty.
The following is the address :
Mav rr Pliasb Tort Majesty :
The Representatives or your people have listened with plea,
sure to Your Majesty's address, and they would cordially offer
you their hest wishes for your future prosperity and happiness
" uci uinuuic iwr omjrsiy ana ine uueen on the
oi an neir 10 ine in rone, xnat the early days of the
l may be passed In the acquisition of a nsefnl aiwi ajii
educi nare him for the duties of life and ft rh..ti.
to which intmVjMdrnre of God he will be called i that his life
may be prolonged rnat he may prove a blessing to the drains
Feneration and that he may excel in every virtue, is the sincere
wish of the representatives of the people. On their behalf we
recofmixe the Prince of Hawaii, and we accept the charge conse
crated to us by Your Majesty.
We will carefully consider Your Msjesty's snerestion In re
gard to the New Code to be submitted to us. which we hope will
prove of permanent advantage to your people, and we trust that
it will tone remain aa a basis upon which to rear the principles
of justice and good government-
Upon a wise and prudent disposition of the revenues ot a
government its prosperity mainly depends, and this House will
uuigeniiy seea to provrae tor tne financial necessities of the go'
.u iu&iiuct a snaii conauce to the welfare o!
The Representatives of your people have heard with gratifica
tion that a new treaty has bevn negotiated between Your
Majesty ana the fcmperor of the French, and that It has already
been ratified by the Emperor. Trammelled as your government
has been by the provisos of the former treaty; curtailed as
have been the revenues of the kingdom through Its operation,
they cannot but hail with joy the prospect of a treaty more
favorable to the Interests and prosperity of the kingdom, and
acknowledging to the fullest extent Your Majesty's soverelgnitr.
iiiey mre connnence in lour majesty's discretion tliat this
treaty, if ratified, will prove of such a character as to be of last
ing benefit to the nation that it will enable yonr government to
stand upon a firmer and more permanent basis, and that the
Lecfrlfltare of yonr kingdom wfll in future be left without re
straint. That peace may Ion dispense its blessings throughout your
kingdom that the caase of religion and education may flourish
throuch the land that civilization may more and more extend
her sway that virtue and industry may prevail among yonr
people and that Your Majesty may long and prosperously
rehrn, is the earnest wish of this branch of the lgifdature.
Slimed on behalf of the House of Representatives. Honnlnln.
June 14. 1S58.
J. W. Arsny. O. P. Jcdd, 8. P. Kalaxa, ,
Ioaxb RiCBaansoB, H. I. Sntxno.
Mr. Kalama from select committee reported that
the publisher of the Hat offered to furnish 800 copies
of the proceedings weekly for $15, the reports being .
furnished by the House. For an extra sheet he
would charge $35 for the same number of copies.
The report wa"s ordered for committee of the whole
Mr. Dowsett reported from the committee pro- "r T
he se?s .-
OrderU for committeetJj
cure a translator that they had secured the
of Mr. Baxter Armstrong,
the whole to-day.
By Mr. Kupakee, that the committee on Finanpr
be instructed to insert the sum of $300 for tn"!' ;
struction of a prison at Kealakekua. t"''-
On a motion to refer, it appearing that the apprc. r
priation for this prison was already in the estimate cS-""v '
ii. X f ; Tr.. . ,iu- T . : .1. - i...: ; .
me tumuici vi iuo Auici iur, me reftuiuiiuu waa wi
15y Mr. Dowsett, that the Sergeant at3Te in- rh
structed to furnish the House withitSbpies weekly
of the Commercial Jtdvertis- ft V
the DTonnd nf nyinnmvJ ,f
Mr. Kaumaea object
H. I Sheldon,
J. W. Kupakee,
J. W. Austin, -Z.
P. I, inmaea.
by Mr. Kalama in support of the motion to recommit,
and in the course of his vrks he animadverted
with some feeling upon t- t t"-J Prices had
never yet, in treaty auiitioiu " !: Vp
ISajesty's Indejenienos to 'tis e.x " v .5
I. "sL-JJ U Coos tUt.U.,
He could not readsEnglish language either.
Mr. Kalarpyioved to reduce tbe number to ens
for eii-"JJ I member.
Mi, -.t Jhsked if there was no one in the dis-
who read English ?
Kalama withdrew, and the resolution was
Jy Mr. Kalama, that tbe clerks of the House bo
paid $5 eacji per diem. Adopted.
Orper or THE Dat.
In committee of the whole, it was voted to accept
the proposition of the publisher of the Hat to furnish
800 copies weekly of his paper.
The subject of a translator for the House was then
taken up, and tbe report of the committee appointing
Mr. Baxter Armstrong was adopted.
Adiourned to 11 o'clock to-morrow.
" c a
Tuesday, June 15.
From Hakalua, Hilo, that a district justice be ap
pointed for that place. Referred.
From Wailuku, Maui, for tbe enactment of a new
fencing law. Referred.
From Waialae, Oahu, for a revision of the post of-
nce laws, establishing new mail carriers; that a prop
erty tax of percent, in the dollar be imposed; for
new trespass law ; for the enactment of a vagabond act.
From Lihue, Kauai, for a refaction of costs of Dis- .
trict Courts. Referred.
From Kau, Hawaii, for a law against husbands
and wives deserting one another; that the port of
Keaiualu may be made s port of entry; that it bo
made unlawful to ride horses under three years of
age; that an appropriation be made for their roads.
From Honnlnln. that those Barents without chil
dren nav- no school tax: re Deal of the dog tax; th
w , . -
each person living on Konobiki's lands ran I
head of cattle free, of charge; that both parties
v .t.riS -ttalt Km
(M Illicit oonoiHatwa, wn "- 0f
. a .i a jn Mftjgew
nonius oo exempt irwn hoc; ma 7-l$ .X .it M
taxes ; that people owning large flocks of MJ7u r '
mf onnnm tav firth ntvtnla to D1T 82 VV' .J A I
thnae nersona who. bavins drunk spirit' .
XfrolSl - Vi
ins; Quietly along tho streets, oo exemy e-.-A t
From Puna, Hawaii. Ibr a tsoili
From Mr. Andrew Potter.
mm DLi nf Pnlia dnrinsT the?
. . iw . w. v - .
FM BTahnknloa. Madi. tlr
sT . l.i.umi due
5 cf r-i ouartr per cenr, ta
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i ciljof . bo fro.
Tlie spomkor j
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