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'--;- " ESD A, HVBSISQ, JUSE 30, 1858.
With th aseeptioa of some considerable transact iooa in lum
ber, buslrwaa, the bat week, baa been very limited, with few
sake worth reporting. The retail trade baa also been quiet, and
aialtia hart an pie atocka for present purposes. Of aw
erlptiooa mt goods the supply in the market U large f a few
tidea only are scarce and In demand, each as prints, and certain
foods far the native trade I hut the market would not at present
bear any eery large aoceaatoas of the most desirable goods.
The Mtlita, now lolly due from Boston, (127 days outj win
Wing some fresh gooda to band ; a large proportion of her cargo
baa however been aold stoarrtre.n
Tba barb: Frirndtkip, from Paget Sound, and brig Emmn
front the Columbia Biver, bare arrived during the week, bring
ing fal cargoes of lumber, amounting In the aggregate to 324 VI
fact nearly all of which baa been aold as quoted below The
cargoes which bar come to band recently from Paget Pound,
bare been very badly assorted, the proportion of scantling,
pickets, kc. being much too large. As a consequence, it is
now almost an possible to dispose of parcels of scantling in this
market. The stock of north west lumber in bands of dealers, is
now about 650,000 feet, of which over 450,000 consists of scant
Hag. On account of the large importations, recent sales of lum
ber have not been remunerative ; the consumption is quite large,
however, and appears to be on the Increase. '
The schooner . P. Totter is due at ITilo, with a cargo- of
lumber contracted fbr si that port.
Tba schooner Vaqutru sailed for 8an Francisco on the 25th
teat-, with a full freight, rained as follows : Native produce,
$7,084 03 f transhipped, $2,191 00 1 Total, $9,855 62.
Tba shipment of sogar was Urge, accounting to nearly 100,000
the. Freights for the Yankee offer slowly bat she win proba
bly obtain a fair cargo, consisting mostly of puhi, sugar, salt,
0 aad pork. The bark Friendship is chartered to take a Bock
of abeep, asm 900 in number, from Kawaihae to 8an Francis.
CO. . This is the first wholesale export of mutton from these
hinds that we renumber of lor several years, and may prove
profitable to the shipper, as good sheep are worth in California
from 7 to $5 per head, by the Hock ; though the policy of ship-
ataa; away our wootprodocing stuck, when we possess abun
dance of pasture for them, may be questioned.
SUGAR The Vanyiero cleared the market, and as we write
the stack is quite mall there is a quantity of mat sugar due
from Hiio. and some parcels from East jMaui, which wiU proba
bly meet ready sales. Next advices from the Coast are looked
tor with interest, as It is thou.-ht prices will have receded.
LC.WBER The cargo ex Friendship, consisting of 240.000
feet assorted, was sold as follows : Timber to arrive on pri
vate terms ; boards at $30 per 1000, part cash, and scantling at
$28 per 1000, long time. Sales ex Emma, have been 50,000 feet
assorted on private terms.
STKUP There is hot a small supply on hand, and Jobbing
St R0 45e f gallon ; nc demand fur molasses. A superior
article of Golden Bfrnp," for family use would he a desidera-
tnm in this market much needed, bat as yet unsupplied. The
San Francisco Refined Fyrup cannot be excelled, and as the duty
is but 5 per cent-, we are surprised that rn importation of It is
COFFEE We note a sale to-day of about 3M0 lbs Prime
Kona to the trade, at 13c
TEED The supply of corn and oats is running low ; Jobbing
at S eta. No barley in the market.
LATEST DATES, received nl this Office.
an Franc iro - . June 7
Panama, N. O. - - May 14
New Tom - - - May 5
London - - - - - April IS
Paris .... - Mar. 19
Hongkong - - - May 15
MWbounie, X. S. W., Mar. 11
Tshiti ----- April IS
For Sax Faaxctsco per Yankee, about July 9.
For LaaAXSa per K.moi. t-l:y.
For Karai per John Younc. soon.
For Kosa, Hawaii per Maria, on Mon.lay.
pout or HOUOLULU. H. I.
' -'A . v, ARRIVALS. .
Jan 25 Sch fcicrt, Antonio, from Kauai.
2ft Am merch bark Friendship. Carlton, fm Teekalet. ITT.
27 eh Kinooie. from Kona, Hawaii.
2 Haw orig Kmma, Bennett, (mm Oregin.
J ach Kamoi, ChaUwick, from Lahaina.
Jnty 1 Ben Maria, Muiteno, from Laliaina.
Jonc Zt Morning Star, Brown, fur Mkrronenta-
25 Yeqoero, Newell, fee San Francisco.
" 2 Sch Maria, Moltenn, for Lahaina.
26 Sens Manookawai and Sally, for Ililo.
2 Sch Moi KeikL Hall, frr KahnlnL
29 Sch Mary, Berrili. fur Kawaihae.
2 Sch Kscei. Antonio. fur Kauai.
3 Sch Kinoble. fnr Kona, Hawaii.
ao Hoop Laanui. for Kona, Hawaii.
30 Sch Maui Hikina. ft M4okai.
VESSELS IX PORTe-JCLT 1.
Am. ach San Diego. Croft on.
Am. bark Yankee, Smith.
An. brigantine Josephine, Stone.
Asa. bark Friendship, Carlton, discharging lumber.
Haw. brig ijmna, Bennett, do do.
le els Exrc?trl fraua Fwreixa Porta.
The arh tiholibo la due here from San Francisco, via Ililo.
Am. dipper ship White Swallow is due from San Francisco.
Am. sch L. P Foster, Moore, doe July 18, from Fuget Sound,
via Hilts with earro of lumber to ILu:kfeldt A Co.
Am. ship Mountain Wave was to sail from Boston, in Pierce's
Una of Packets, about May 25, for Honolulu direct.
Am. ship Gladiator would leave New Bedford in June, for this
Br. rwrk Portena. sicGwsn. wonld sail from Liverpool, May
I, foe Honolulu, with merchandise to R C J anion.
The Am. rlfpper hark Melita, of H. A. Pierce's tine, was to
mQ from Boston for Honolulu direct. February 20, and will bs
due here June SO, with mrrrhamlise to B. W. Field.
The ettpper ship Pyren, 105 tons, bad been purchased by
. Messrs. IlunneweU k Brewer, to take tlie place of the John Oil
pin in the Sandwich 1 4 la nil line of packets to sail from Boston
turret, about May 15, cncirned to C Brewer -id.
The ship Harriet A Jessie was to sail from New Bedford for
Honolulu dirert, aboct the end of May.
Danish bark C'acdace was to nail from Hamburg in April, with
nerctistndise to II. Uackfrld 4 Co due here in Autnu-t.
The follow ra vesaefc are nperted at this prt in (October, to
lad oil : From San Franoso Aips Anglo Saxon. Golden
aalr, Qoldtm I iryarai Radvga. From Sydney ehip .Vary
ifsAtmsen and fVaakingtom Allaton.
From La H aii A per Kanti. June 29 ISO huslie!s wheat, Zi
bbis molsitaes. lOOkegs ngur, 1S1 goat skins, 1 horse, 8 pigs.
From MouSAi per Maui Hikina 14u pumpkins, 8 nets on
l.oa, 3 begs, 8 tins butter, 1 i pajDgt'rt on deck.
Firm Tkfxai.it. W T Frirn!ship, Jane 26 in0,l3 feet
r nigh lumber, 11,1 feet roauh do, Cwld five-feet pickets, SI," 50
From Astoris.O T per Emms, June 29 23.474 feet fir lnm-
T. 192 cedar ptts, VA spar-, 1-V10 fct do, 300 Or pickets, 50r
T '4 P-et fir lumber.
From Tcckalet per Friendship, June 28 Charles Coit, Mrs
t'arltoa, eaptaia lady.
From Astobxs per Emma, June 29 F. MeddJ.
For Micwosasia per Miung gtar, June 24 Kev E P Uob
rrta and wife, Mrs Ir Uulick and three children, Maboe ami wife,
" aster John Brown.
For Ksrst per Excel, Jane Win II Bice, Mi-w 31ari
Kiee. J'hn II Cole, R 8 Ii.llLter.
For Kawaibas per Mary, June 29 J II Reeves, GCBIn
raham, and several other foreignera.
For Kacai per M amine Mar, Jane 24 I Bartlett, lady and
rhiki. Mrs M P Whitney, Mrs lle and son. Master Eddy Ladd.
a, From Labaixa per Karooi. June 29 .Vrs Carter, Mrs Capt
lyanC Mew. Raplee, John Flandrrau, and 23 on deck.
- In Lahaina, Jane 20, of tetanwx, JBt, second son of Henry
ttnd Caroline Dickinson, ar-d 10 years.
The d-Ath of this chihl. amse fmm a wnand receivel on the
tssnd from broken glass in a fall from a tree, aliuttt two weeks
iwevioosly. Thoutch medical aid was in attendance, and every
i king done that craki be, the worst forma of tetanus appeared,
:rom which no relirf eonld be found.
In this city, Jane 27. Ho.i. J. Ksco, of disease of the heart,
rged 49 years. .fr. Kaeo was it many years an intimate friend
ad asawriate of the late King, and was the husband of Jenny
(Abilahi, a daughter of the late Mr. John Your.g, the Foreign
idvlser of Kamchameha I. The deceased was one of the first
Jepresentatlves chosen under the Constitution of 1S40, and for
number of the latter years of his lifr, heiil tle offices of a Privy
JoaneiIlnr and member of the House of Nobles. His remains
Mere yesterday deposited in the Rnyal Cemetery.
In this city, on the 28 lb. Inst., Aa. Edwaso C. Ellis, of ab
eeas of the hip, seed about C4 years, a native of Herkimer
Jeerory, New Y'ork State.
Tbs HisrauAS. We would call the attention of
oar renders to this new journal, published semi
noatbly in &ui Francisco, and edited by Mrs. F. H.
Day, (former! Sirs. Ball,) with whom many of our
people are acquainted and who will, no doubt, take
pleasure la aiding her enterprise. Subscriptions may
be handed la to the publisher of the Commercial.
IBs price is ? per annum. .
A Nattts Picxic. The native schools of Honolulu
had aa exhibition in the JStone Church at Kswaiahao
yesterday, which will be enntinned to-day. After
the exhibition, consisting of speeches, singing, &c,
tba Paoit Uu tVmi, or Cold Water Army" will be
fcrraed, the children marching in procession, with
mottoes, banners, fte., to the Royal School ground,
where a picnic will take place. '
Xzw Flocbu The mill has commenced grinding
gain, and Mr. Everett as agent of the Company, of
fers tiew flour tar sale. The sSmI now eominir in
- from liaai is of an improved quality, making a bet-
Jter article of floor than previous crops.
t- i -
Tonsra of Jolt CtT jaatios. We learn that be
V'"e?pt6n'"jw,at the" Merchants' E
- . . . - V as. m . w. ' m " m " w
(L-Zjz-. . xj next, ue LecaraUon of Xadcperxl
Vpnem will r read and an oration dVliTered.
Subscribers whom term of subscription expired
with Volume II,. are respectfully solicited to re
new the same. We have prepared a new list,
and those resUiag ia, town will be called on
during the present or the coming week.
THURSDAY, JULY 1.
It hardly seems two years since we ventured to
issue the first number of the Commercial Adver
tiser. Yet it is so ; and to-day we enter on the
third year of its existence and issue the first num
ber of Volume III. The work which we under
took in establishing this paper, though uelf-im-poscd,
was urgently demanded by every interest
in the community, and it has afforded us no little
gratification that onr efforts have been so cordi
ally seconded by the intelligent foreign commu
nity of these islands, which, though limited in
numbers and resources, has always shown itself
possessed of those refinements and that liberality
which place it on a level, if not above, any com
munity of similar extent in the world, and
which are necessary fundamental elements in
sustaining any literary enterprise.
Yet, notwithstanding our efforts have been so
warmly seconded that we have been enabled to
establish and conduct this paper without loss, we
have thus far been able only to make the receipts
balance the expenses, without allowing any cora
. pensation to the publisher, whose time is mostly
devoted to it. Most of our subscribers who are
not familiar with the cost of printing, are not
aware of the heavy outlay required to keep up a
daily or weekly paper, nor dream, when solicited
for the annual pulwcription or for the small fee
for an advertisement, that it requires as much to
sustain a paper as to carry on a manufactory or
a sugar plantation. Much less did they imagine
when applauding the idea of starting an inde
pendent paper, that the publisher would be re
quired to pay out during the first two years of its
existence, the sum of 21,808 74, to commence
and maintain it. Yet a correct account kept
shows that this sum has been expended during
that period in the purchase of necessary materi
als, prewvs, piper, &c, and in the payment
of necessary labor connected with its main
tenance, although conducted with rigid econ
omy, and with a full knowledge of the busi
ness on the part of the publisher. A portion
of the above outlay, it is true, will not re
quire to be repeated at present, as it con
sists of permanent stock materials. We re
fer to the expense incurred to show the public
that we have not lieen behind hand in our en
deavors to establish a press devoted to free thought
and free discussions. Should our hflmble efforts
continue to meet in future the same support from
a generous public that they have during the past,
and we donbt not thev will, we shall be fullv satis-
fied for whatever sacrifices we may have made.
"We must however remind our patrons that the
relation ltetween the press and the public is 7iu
tual. While it is the duty of. the former to up- 1
hold every valuable interest of the State and soci
ety, it is equally the duty of the latter to stand
by and sustain the press. All classes and pur
suits have more or less to do with it and are in-
terested in its success (excepting only rogues and
demagogues). Scattered as our ttnpulation is
over these islands, they feel the need of a news
paper more than perhaps other communities do,
and a greater obligation rests on them to aid in
We are sometimes, met with the remark that
our charges, especially for advertising, are high.
The truth however is, that they are lower in com
parison with the prict of merchandise, than
those of any other paper of a like character in
the United States or England. Our advertisers
are demanded but a trifle compared with what
merchants pay in California and Oregon. There
are merchants in San Francisco who pay regu
larly from $100 to 200 per month for adver
tising and newspapers, and who, as a general
thing, get their money laok in a largely increased
business. It is this that sustains so many papers
in San Francisco and California. There the im
pression is general that the newspajer is the great
advertising agent and that the business man
who expects to succeed and does not use it, is a
logical fool or a natural one The idea that
the good natured and punctual advertiser sells
much, and sells cheap, takes hold of the public
feeling wherever the paper goes, and gives him a
kind of magical superiority ; while the penurious,
shop-keeping Shylock, who wears his elbows to
the bone all day on his listless counters, and
wonders why customers don't come, Mill rust
and sink in obscurity. No shrewd man attempts
a business at this day, requiring public patronage,
without plentiful advertising.
A good newspaper is a complete index of what
is going on in the world. It is a living history
faithfully recording all the incidents that may
transpire here or elsewhere. It gives the latest
remarkable events even fresh thought all new
ideas the newest discovery, whether geograph
ical, scientific or historical ; ufiords all jossible
insight into the profoundest mysteries of human
life ; presents debateable questions in every con
ceivable shape. It matters not in what foreign
language news worth knowing is announced, the
newspaper furnishes it to you in your mother
We shall study to make each new volume sup
ply more fully than the last the wants of ou
island and foreign readers. Yet where material
for news is often so wanting, they can readily im
agine the quandary we are sometimes placed in,
in seeking for matter which will be instructive as
well as interesting to all. In this, however, we
can receive material aid from our subscribers re
siding in other districts of the group, who some
times witness occurrences in their vicinity, the
publication of which will be of general interest.
Such communications are always gladly received,
and give variety to the paper.
Repwrf ( the lateriwr Department.
On the outside pages of to-day's paper we print
in full the Biennial Report of the Minister of the
Interior, excepting only a table-of land sales,
which wo condense and give the totals. This
document, although it appears over the name
of the Minister of the Interior, is currently
reported to be the production of others who aro
anxious to be considered " en rapport" with the
government. In diversity of style and arrange
ment it reminds one of the Mormon Bible, and in
its apocryphal origin may be classed with that re
markable document. W that our co tempo
rary has declined to give it publicity, except one
or two paragraphs that were considered very im
portant, probably upon the principle that one's
own productions are of immense value.
The receipts and expenditures for the two past
years are given in the report as follows, and we
add the same items for the two previous years,
showing a considerable reduction in the expendi
tures as well the receipts of the department for
the years 1856-7.
.Receipts, 8128,674 87 $184,670 69
. Expenditures, 134,722 47 164,271 51 '
The rejsort tries hard to varnish over the "gov
ernment .preat" as one of the most important aids
of the government, and the public will agree with
it so far as it aids in depleting the treasury v We
are referred by the report to the appendix, where
the nominal or current expenses of the press for
two years are given as $20,456 21 ; while it re
ceipts for job work are set down at $14,b22 8b
and from the treasury $5,833 3o. Does the di
rector of the government press pretend to say that
this $14,622 is not drawn in part from the dif
ferent government departments? Were the truth
told outright, we think the two sums would be
reversed, and $14,000 would be shown as paid
in different ways by the government, while only
five or six thousand are from outside sources
We may bo in error, however. Another ques
tion of interest to the public is, how much is re
ceived by the government press from the stamp
tax, and what is done with the receipts?
" The moral and political influence" which a
government press exerts is everywhere to degrade
a government to the level of a mere stock-jobbing
corporation, which result " should not be lost
sight of," albeit the report loses sight of it en
tirely. The policy of the Ministry is here clearly
indicated to maintain the press, let it cost what
it may, however poor the public purse may be in
consequence, and that its maintenance is 4 para
mount to any pecuniary consideration, and
needed " to explain its measures, vindicate its
principles, and rebuke faction and captiousness
Let the policy indicated only be carried out, let
the rights of individuals be trampeled on and
sacrificed to sustain an inefficient ministry and its
supporters, and the result will follow without
The receipts of the Honolulu post-office for two
years, as shown by the postmaster's report in the
appendix, are $15,153 39 ; the expenses about
tho same. Of the total receipts about one-fourth
was collected for the United States and European
eovernments. The number of foreign letters re
ceived was 15,097 ; the number of foreign letters
sent away was 21,442, making a total of 35,539
foreign letters passing the office during eighteen
months. The number of inter-island letters pass
ing the office monthly is stated to bo 2,402, or
49,088 for two years. The postmaster suggest
that a small postage of two cents bo imposed on
inter-island letters. We have always opposed
this suggestion, which has before been made, as
calculated to check native correspondence so far
as sending through tho mails is concerned, and as
opposed to the true interests for which the depart
ment is established, and which is to foster and
encourage correspondence between the natives re
siding on different islands, and let them feel more
united and acquainted. The idea of dealing with
our native jopulation as though they were on a
par with the refined and educated masses of older
countries, is an error we too often fall into.
hey could never be made to understand the rea
sonableness of the U.x, and if they did would
never pay it. So far as the foreign imputation
is concerned the proposed change n.ight work
well. But if carried out, it would undoubtedly
have the effect of throwing our mail privileges
back, to what they were ten years ago, when
every man was a mail carrier for his neighbor.
We trust that an inter-island postal tax will not
for a moment be entertained.
What is said in the report alxmt the Land Of
fice and sales of land we refer to those interested.
as it hints that a considerable amount of the
land sold has been liought for and is " held on
speculation." Xot being interested in land spec
ulation ourselves, and las the price of real estate
in and around Honolulu iseidently on the de
cline, we judge that the proposal to lease instead
of sell will meet general favor, aHeit the report
gives the average price which the thirty-one thou
sand acres sold have realized, as only seventy-fire
cents per acre! No wonder speculators have been
on tho move. An appendix, showing how many
acres have lecn sold to government employees,
would be a very curious document.
What is said in regard to tb; need of a steamer
will meet general approval. The only regret is
that the Minister could not, instead of pointing
out the necessity, now point to one of these much
needed and life-giving improvements as floating
in our harbor. But we cannot mend the faults
of the past, and hope that his next report will be
able to do what this should have done.
The Road Tax Act, passed by the Legislature
of 1856, appears from the report to have worked
well, and we have no doubt of the correctness of
the statements made. The old mode of electing
road supervisors who were utterly incompetent to
take charge of a cow-path, was productive of
great evil, and we are happy to sie a reform.
The roads everywhere are spoken of as leing
much letter than in former years, but in some
places are still susceptible of improvement. But
this is a work of time. The law, however, is
capable of being still further improved.
Had the report of the Minister closed here it
would have been more in conformity with prece
dent, and less liable to censure ; but it gives us
three pages devoted to morals and religion, which
subject is altogether out of place, and wholly un
called for, especially as the same topics are treat
ed at length in the proper place, the report of the
Department of Education. These last pages of
the report smack so clearly of the paganology (if
we may coin an appropr.ate word) which has
characterized the columns of the government
organ for the past two or three years, when al
luding to morals, that little doubt exists as to
the origin of the sentiments expressed. No one
will believe that the Minister of the Interior ever
Says the report : " Had the fifth commandment
been as strenuously insisted upon, as carefully ex
pounded and inculcated as the fonrth, the con
formity to its behests could not have failed to be
as strikingly observable as is the conformity to
the behests of that other commandment." The
assumption that the fourth commandment has
been held up as all important while the precepts
of the fifth have been overlooked, is entirely gratu
itous, and betrays an utter disregard of facts. As
well might the report assume that lecauso licen
tiousness is more prevalent than Sablnith break
inz, therefore tho inculcation of the seventh com
mandment has been sadly neglected by the reli
gious teachers of the people than which nothing
could be more opposite to tho truth. The fact is,
that the fifth commandment is as often preached
on and as strenuously inculcated by tho religious
teachers of the people as any other command, and
we are surprised and mortified that a Minister of
State should lend the authority of his name to so
gross a perversion of the truth. Because the
good results following the teachings of the fifth
command are not so obvious as those following
the fourth, forms no basis for an assumption that
the former is neglected. The observance of the
fourth commandment is natural to the incli
nations and indolence of the native race, while
the precepts of the fifth are opposed to their
tastes, and more difficult to practice. Here is to
be found the chief reason why the two commands
are not observed alike, and not in any remissness
on the part of the teachers.
The oft reiterated remark that parental disci
pline in the days of Kamchameha I. was perfec
tion," is founded purely on doubtful tradition and
must be taken with allowance, nor can it be
brought forward as an argumentagainstthe pres
ent condition of the race. . .
Not content with a slanderous fling at the reli
gious teachings of the missionaries, it next at
tempts to hold up the entire system of education
to animadversion, and boldly declares ,X' that as
a general thing, education has hitherto created,
instead of levelled, social distinctions in this
country." We shall probably in the next report
have an outright recommendation to abolish the
present school system as opposed to the true wel
fare of " this country." .
The report then goes on to issue its anathema
against appointing professed church-members to
any office or situation in the gift of the govern
ment. The subject is evidently alluded to with
the. ostensible object of publicly casting odium
on native professors of religion, and to show that
the Minister, and perhaps the government, are not
to be trammeled hereafter by any "hypocritical"
office holders, and that they intend to offer their
44 gifts" as a bonus for non-church-membership.
The views expressed in this portion of the report
are more worthy of the bigotry of the middle
ages than of the enlightenment of the nineteenth
century. Such, we judge, will be tho way in
which the thinking public will view the matter.
But lest our remarks may be considered partial,
we recommend it to the careful perusal of our
readers. And we would further recommend the
Minister, when in want of aid in making out his
report, to find some one whose views are more
consonant with public opinion than the penny-a-liners
of the government or any other press.
Adjournment of the Iegislntwre.
After a session of fifteen days, the Legislature has
adjourned till the first Monday of December, at 12
o'clock, wh?n it meets again, without further official
notice we suppose. The session was just long enough
for the members of the lower house to get fairly ac
quainted with each other, without becoming so ac
customed to the sound' of their own voices as to be
anxious to occupy an unusual length of the house's
time in frivolous debute. Compared with former as
semblages, the present body of Representatives is
fully equal to any heretofore convened. But we re
gret to see the Constitution still openly violated in
the election of judges to seats in the house. Our
views on this subject have before been fully expressed.
We grant that the three judges in the house, Messrs.
Robertson, Richardson and Hitchcock, are as able
members as any, but ability is no excuse for a viola
tion of constitutional principles. It is with shame
that we witness the office of Judge of the Supreme
Court of the nation degraded to the level of the polit
ical disputes that agitate the lower house and the na
tion. The office of supreme judge should be held
sacred and raised above these pretty wranglings, and
until the day arrives, which the Constitution most
clearly enjoins, of keeping the judicial branch of the
government entirely distinct from the legislative, our
courts will not possess half the influence and respect
they might otherwise have. No one will give that
full respect which it demands to a legal decision of
Judge Robertson, while he descends from'the eleva
tion of his sacred office, to dabble in the forensic de
bates of such a popular assemblage as the lower
The same remarks applv, though with less force,
to judges of the circuit and district courts. To enter
the house they must leave their official duties, for
which the public have engaged them, and which in
accepting, they have engaged to perform. The prin
ciple is the same in both cases, and may be still fur
ther applied to all government employees. Public
opinion will eventually make itself heard on this
point, even if individuals should continue to forget
the respect due to their official station, and violate
The principal work of this short session of the Leg
islature was to provide for the current expenses of
the government, aud to choos-e a joint committee to
consider the New Code, and report on the same at the
next session. In the choice of these committees both
houses have made a great "blander, in electing two of
the original codifiers, Prince Lot being chosen in
the UPDer house and J mice Ilnl rfTtson in th lnvr
This will virtuallv rive to the old committee undue
influence: although thev hv b,,t tw vr..m,t r,f th
ten. The elfect will be that but few important changes
will lie made in the first draft of the Code, and the
whole subject must come up for ret ewed debate and
amendments at the regular session of the Legislature.
The choice of two of the fint commissioners in effect
nullities the object lor wnleti the committee was
chosen. The proper course would have been to have
chosen Judge Jlobertson as secretary- of the commit
tee. His valuable advice would have thus been se
cured, without the controlling influence of a vote.
3foTKs or Tin: wkek.
Appointment or Minister or Fixanck. It has
pleased His Majesty to appoint the Hon. David L.
Greuo, late I'nitcd States Commissioner at these Isl
ands, to be his Minister of Finance. We understand
that Mr. Gregg will be presented to the Privy Coun
cil and cuter on the duties of his office to-day. We
also learn that His Majesty has conferred on Mr.
Gregg Letters of Denization, granting him all the
rights of a subject. It will be seen that we were cor
rect in our announcement some weeks since, that the
above appointment was determined on.
From Pcget Sorxo. We are indebted to Messrs.
Hackfeld & Co. for late Puget Sound papers, brought
by the bark Friendship; our dates are to May 28.
The accounts from the new gold mines in that terri
tory are as glowing as ever. One man just returned
says he saw a man take out 5 43 in one day, and
that three men with a rocker took out five and a half
ounces in half a day. A large population is destined
to congregate iu tho vicinity of the mines in a very
An Indian Battle is recorded ns having taken
place on Snake River, about sixty miles from Walla
Walla, on the lGth of May, in which Col. Stcptoe,
commanding the American forces, consisting cf four
companies, three of dragoons and one of infantry,
encountered some fifteen hundred Indians Snake's,
Spokans and Puloosas. After a spirited fight on both
sides, Col. Steptoe was forced to retreat, with the loss
of fifty privates and three oGScers; Captain Winder,
Lieut. Gassen, and another whose name was not
learned. Col. Steptoe also lost two howitzers, besides
twenty-five baggage wagons, and all his animals
except sixty horses. In his train were two hundred
and fifty mules.
Hedge Plajjts. We would call attention to the.
advei tiscmeut of Mr. Holstein, who has charge of
the Agricultural Society's gardeu in Nuuanu Valley,
offering acacias for sale for hedges. In Aus
tralia the plant is used for hedges, and grows rapid-
ly, sometimes attaining to a height of sixteen or
twenty feet. In the variety of coloring and its gen-
eral beautv. it is not excelled by any hedee nlant.
We hope it will be successful here, and recommend it
An Official Tocb. We understand that the
Minister of the Interior leaves town to-day on an of
ficial tour on Oahu, and that he intends in a similar
manner to visit all the islands. An occasional visit
of the King's Ministers to the remote parts of the
kingdom cannot but have a beneficial effect in mak
ing the governed and the government more acquaint
ed. Another. Mr. II. Wood has presented us with a
monstrous specimen of m arrow squash, of unknown
dimensions and weight, but somewhat larger than a
" piece of chalk," grown in the gardeu of J. II.
Wood, Esq. The " orderly" proposes that we put it
up as a priie for the next target practice, and acting
on the bint we've consecrated it to be pierced with a
bullet Whcu wanted, please call fr it, with or
The "Mobsixo Star" sailed on Thursday last,
on her second westward voyage among the Microne
sian Islands. She starts from here some six weeks
earlier than she did last year, and it is probable,
(though not certain) that she will go still farther
west on an exploring expedition to the Pelew and
Ppblic Lecturk. We learn that Dr. Frick propo
ses, on next Thursday evening, to deliver a lecture on
the subject of " Love and Charity," which the pub
lic are invited to attend. The Bethel Chapel, we
learn, has been applied for, for the purpose, and due
notice will be given of the time and place. - ;
jy We would call attention to the 1 of letters -
advertised in enothercolnmn. .
E2T Tho mail of May 20, now fully due by the
JVIiite Swallow, will probably be of unusual inter
est. It is thought that the occupation of the Island
of Perira, if persisted in by England, will lead to
serious misunderstand ingr, if not open rupture, with
the leading European powers.
. Cheap Fcbsitcrk. Last Tuesday at B. W. Field's,
a heavy sale of new fu' Te took place at auction.
The prices realized were, we learn, but little above
Removai We learn that the Messrs. Toot will
to-day remove to the second floor of Makee's block,
over W. A. Aldrich's.
The Ship " John Gilpin.
Various reports have come to hand, bringing seri
ous charges asainst the character and conduct of
Capt. Ropes, who commanded this ship, which was
lost off Cape Horn. Letters were also received by the
last mail by different parties bere to the same effect,
During his stay in Honolulu, where he became ac
quainted with most of our merchants, nothing was
hinted against his capability as a shipmaster,
Such disasters seldom occur at sea without some wise
acre seaman or passenger finding fault because every
thing was not done just as he thought should be done.
We believe that Capt. Ropes was fully competent for
the charge of the vessel, and that as soon as tae leak
was discovered, the pumps were set to work and every
other effort made to save the ship that could be done.
But we do not believe that he set the vessel on fire,
or abandoned her unwisely. We cut the following
from one of our Boston exchanges :
The "John Gilpiv." The carpenter and three
others of the crew of the Joan Gilpin have brought
an action in the U. S. District Court, against the
owners of the John Gilpin, for wages. In their libel
they assert that they could have saved the vessel and
cargo if they had not been prevented by the master
of the vessel. She sprung a leak on the 20th of Jan.,
about 2 o'clock A. M., and the pumps were not tried
till 10 o'clock, when the vessel was put away ffr the
Falkland Islands, from which they were only 150
miles distant; that the weather w:i3 fine and there
was nothing to prevent their reaching the islands,
but the captain compelled them to go on board the
British vessel he met, and then set fire to the John
Gilpin. Tho libelants claim full wages and to be
reimbursed for their expenses in returning home.
The following card, which we find published in the
Boston papers, signed by all the passengers, we
publish in justice to Capt. Ropes :
Os Boakd Esclish sfiip HenEroRnsniRR"
At Sa, Feb. 3, 1858.
To Cant. John F. Rones:
Sir: The urniersipned pasHentrers from "on bonrd tie late
American ship John tiipm of JJoHon, tiouwl rrom the sand
wich Islands to Neir Iteilford. of which vessel you were n aster,
feel it but an act of justice to express to you our appreciation of
your ability as master, not only up to the time or cur unfortunate
aecident hut during the thirty hours of imminent and incrtaHing
danirer in which we were placed and from which we have been
so nrovidentmllv rescued by Capt. T. 3. Scott and his offiers of
We believe that durinjf the fifty-nine days we were it sea
everything was done that could have been consistently with
your duty and with resect fvr our comfort, and as a snman
we have always felt anil do still feel most unlimited confidence
in your ability. We cannot but appreciate your cool and col
lected conduct during the time of danger and the manlines you
displayed in beine the last person to o.uit the vessel, even then
not doing so until it was alolutcly necessary for your own safety
as well as for those in the boats rescuing you.
We also consider that everything was done that could have
been for the safety of the valuable property; as also with the
lives committed to your charire, and we fuliy believe and know
I that it was from no neclect on the part of yourself or omcers
i that caused the sail accident, but from one of those unforseen
j casualties which sometimes occur to those who are constantly
traveling the ocean.
We cannot but sympathize with you in the loss of so fine nd
valuable a vessel: and we sincerely trust that we may soon again
see you in command of aaother in which we hope you will have
And we cannot conclude without thanking your officers for
the eneri'etic way in which they assisted you in keeping the
John Gilpin afloat, and also for the assiduous perseverance
they displayed in getting the little pro)erty we saved on board
the Hertfordshire. Sigued,
Kdwim Stevens, Boston. Maby E. Stkvkns, Boston.
Waltkb Shkrwood, New Ysrk ?. N. Wood, Honolulu, S. I.
Eowis U. Ford, New York. Mart A. Pitmas, Hiio, II. I.
Sakab Rivett, London, Kngland.
ZT The following extracts from the private jour
nal of Mrs. J. II. Wood of Honolulu, will be read with
interest. We copy them from the Lawrence Amtri-
can of Mil-V The account of the shipwreck is more
i n t,lftn aitf we have yet seen :
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 185a
' This is a wretched morning. I have passed a
' miserable night; it seemed ns if the sailors were pall
ing the ropes and screaming wild songs, nil night.
, We are under double reefed topsails, and the main-
sail is clewed up. The captain sits yawning over bis
' capacity. Mrs. S. is making mistakes in her journal,
; ami Mary P. is still embroidering in spite of the
i tremendous lurches the ship gives every five minutes.
! We do not keep our course everything looks dis
i cou raging.
I Thi rsday, Jan. 21.
j The gale still continues, but we are sailing in the
.right direction; if the gale was not so severe, the
j good ship would make rapid strides homeward,
j Captain It. sjiciks more encouragingly: he says all I
: have to do is to keep comfortable. I suppose he
thinks I look rather soler, and I think I have reason
j to I feel such a sense of lonliness.
! , Frioay, Jan. 22.
! This morning at S o'clock, icebergs were seen,
i Capt. K. seems trouble 1 ; he says they look like sails
at a great distance. ' We had again tacked ship and
: sat diwn to dinner, when the Captain informed us
' that there was a graud sight in store for us. We
simultaneously left our pudding, and, wrapped in all
! the warm garments we could muster, went on deck
!" How wonderful are all tny works. U, Uod. The
' magnificence of the scene far exceeds any language
! at my conimaud. A portion of ihe first one appeared
j like a little gothic church, with a huge something in
the rear, which one might fancy a grave yard. As
' we approached nearer, it assumed a bluish appear
J once, and as the foaming waves dashed over it, the
! scene was truly sublime. We were almost numb
i wlfli v.lil nntl n. dri7zlinr rain nddwl trt our discom-
fort; but we were well rewarded for our exposure.
,' As we sailed past the hrgt one, I trembled lest we
; were too near, but we were highly favored in having
a good breeze, which took us safely by, as soon as our
! vision was feasted. The second one w as farther dis
: tant, and looked like lmgo masses of ice without
; much shape. They a; pea red about thirty-five feet
' high; but I am told they conceal three-fifths of their
bulk under water, and sail alwut two or three knots
per hour. I have felt a greater sense of gratitude to
; our Heavenly Father since passing thoseeformidable
! objects, than at any previous time during the voyage.
' I shudder to think what might h ;e been the result
; if we had come upon them dur.ng a dark night.
' n a"cr we passed them the wind died away ana
we nave oeeu aunosi. oecaimci ever since.
Tuesday, Feb. 2.
How can I record the appalling events of the l ist
few days? "Wrecked in mid-ocean; miraculously
preserved from a watery grave ! I cannot write my
mind' is distracted my children need my attention,
and all is confusion.
Wednesday, Feb. 3.
Last Friday morning, Jan. 2'.), after passing a
wretchedly sleepless night, the ship beiug frightfully
tossed about, I arose and took Stella to the table, but
was unable to take food myself. I soon returned to
j my berth, where I remained most of the day, suffer
in2 with onnre&sive faiutness. Late in the evetiinor I
j aroge nj walked to the cabin sofa. Immediately,
j Miss Pitman remarked that Mr. Stevens was closeted
i w,tn aPl- "opes, ana that she had overheard a sen-
tence that alarmed her. Mrs. Stevens, pale as death.
sat by my side, trembling violently. While I was
endeavoring to calm her fears, Mr. Sherwood, pale
and haggard with fright, appeared, and in answer to
our inquiries, said that be had no authority to give
us any information. I insisted upon some explana
tion. He then replied, that we must prepare for tno
worst that the vessel was leaking badly, and bad
been sin.'e 10 o'clock. Directly the Captain ctme
from his room, passed out to the pump, and oon
returning, told us we were in great dauger; that the
ship had been struck by field ice at 2 o'clock that
morning, and her false cutwater so far removed from
its proper position as to admit water at a rapid rate;
and although the men were constantly at the rumps,
it was impossible to keep her clear; that the boat
would soon be provided with as many comforts as
possible, and ready to be lowered at any moment.
He requested us to collect all our warm clothing, and
keep as calm as possible saying we were but 300
miles from land, and might reach it iu the boats if
we did not overtake a sail. I drew a trunk from
under my berth and began to select the warmest
garments for the children and myself; being exhaust
ed with the effort, I lay down to rest and collect my
thoughts. In this manner I spent the night, receiv
ing alternate visits from Capt- Ropes and the passen
gers. My precious children slept perfectly uncon
scious of tho dreadful fate that seemed impending.
Meanwhile our noble but doomed ship was propelling
at the rate of ten knots. Alas, that at the same time
she was rapidly filling with water, and all the efforts
of the men, who were constantly at the pumps, could
not keep her clear. I cannot attribute my composure,
under these circumstances, to anything but implicit
trust in the Almighty. . I felt my utter helplessness,
and earnestly entreated my Heavenly Father's pro
tection, feeling sure that he would vouch safe it.
Toward morning I fell asleep, but was soon aroused
! by the thrillingly delightful sound,."A sail in sight
1 1 sprang from my berth and ran to the forward
! cabin,' where I heard the blessed intelligence con-
j PwtecL; IJhiJiow iny hear bounded withgratitude Lpi
j twl fd wgh frethtione, i'not fox tjf in
moment despaired.) I looked about to see what I
could save. As we neared the distant sail, (which
proved to bo English,) our signal of distress was
hoisted; but not being immediately noticed, we grew
impatient; our cannon was placed at the port and
discharged four times before it appeared to be
noticed. Some of our company feared we should be
left to the mercy of the waves, or our Eneltsh neieh
bors were not friendly but I ventured to reply that
I did not believe them capable of such inhumanity.
Joyful were the tidings that .next greeted our ears,
"They have hove too." My God what unutterable
sensations filled my soul ! Poor Capt. Ropes rushed
to his state-room, and, overwhelmed with grief, joy,
disappointment, and the almost miraculous preserva
tion from sudden death in nud-oeean, indulged in a
violent paroxysm of weeping. My heart ached for
him, aud my tears flowed for the first time since the
U read nil truth was made Known, it was soon an
nounced that the ship was ready to receive us qp
board, and that the boats would soon be alongside.
One of the boats was lowered and several passengers
went in her, but they were in a perilous situation,
and came near being upset Flora was ready dar
ling Stella still slept in sweet security, watched over,
no doubt, by her " guardian angel." I took the dear
babe in my arms, but found it difficult to put on ad
ditional clothing, my hands trembled so badly. Capt.
Ropes just then came to me, and ordering the steward
to look after my luggage, said the boat was ready to
take us to the ship which. I have no doubt, God in
mercy sent for our deliverance. All the other ladies
and children had gone, and I was obliged to hurry,
otherwise I might have saved more. I went forward
to the open port, where the cannon had been placed,
and feeling a degree of desperation, as they cried cut
"iNow's your chance," leaped into the boat, which
danced on the bounding wave like a cork, and seemed
to be leaving the sinking ship, I called out wildly.
" W here are my children .'" Ihe fcnirlish officer in
charge of the boat, reiterated, " Where is this lady's
child ren?" They were then passed out at arms
length. The waves were very high, and it seemed
every moment that the boat must be dashed against
poor doomed John Gilpin. The officer next called
out, "This lady's baggage;" but instead of it, the
sailors threw over their own bundles and trunks,
regardless of whom they struck. I was constantly
obliged to ward them otf in order to screen my chil-
nren. ine boat being fun, the sailors shouted, "2so
more," and, taking their oars at the command of
their officer, rowed away to the ship, which had
"hove too" for our rescue. On the way, Stella
manifested great delight, as an albatross gracefully
played around us. Sweet child, she knew no fear
while folded in her mother's arms. The sea was
fearfully high and the atmosphere quite chilly. Oh !
how soon we mothers and children would have per- I
ished in the boats had no friendly sail been near,
We soon reached the ship; a rude chair was lowered,
and we were soon safely on board. I was soon eon
ducted to the cabin, and then all my strength and
energy left me. An overwhelming sense of depend
ence, gratitude and love to my Almighty Preserver,
aa well as to our earthly deliverers, completely
crushed roe. I sank upon a chair and gave vent to
my emotions. A kind voice whisered, "Will you
take some refreshments?" I refused, and only
longed to be alone to collect my distracted thoughts.
We soon ascertained that we were on board the Here
fordshire, an old East India Company's ship, which
had been in active service in defending herself against
the pirates, had taken troops to the Crimea; recently
from Callao, with 2000 tons of Guano, and capable of
accommodating 200 persons ; bound to London. Capt.
Thomas S. Scott, the present commander, is the
essence of good nature; a perfect gentleman, with a
heart larger than his body, though that is by no
means of inferior dimensions. His lady, (who is in
very feeble health,) with their five children, are on
board. Everything was immediately done for our
comfort, and the kindest feelings of sympathy are
manifested. The first night we occupied a field bed,
with five others eight in alL The following day we
were more comfortably quartered in a private cabin.
In infinite mercy, our Heavenly Father kept us all
from accident and sickness not one of us ever taking
the slightest cold. We soon began to look about for
our clothing, but for several days only one of my
trunks was brought to light. A few days after
another was found, having its lock stove off; but as
it contained no treasures, the contents were simply
turned upside down, and a rope tied round it. My
third, and most valuable trunk, was not takeu from
the hold, consequently it went down with the ill-fated
ship. It soon appeared that many trunks had been
broken open and rifled of their contents; plate,
jewelry, curiosities and clothing having been 'Stolen,
and as yet undiscovered. How depraved the heart
must be to pilfer under such circumstances. I prefer!
that my valuables should be sunk in the ocean,
rather thao have them minister to such avarice. Our
most useful clothing for present use,, was saved, for
which I am very thankfuL Soon after we came on
board, Mrs. Scott -ent for all the rescued ladies, say
ing she wished to see our faces and rejoice with ns in
our providential deliverance.
(Correspondence of the Commercial Advertiser.
The Finanrr Rrporl A xaia.
Mr. ' Kihtor . In .your., article Inst week, headed
' Finaucial Affairs of the Kinsrdom," are several
mistakes, which I think ourht to be corrected. The
financial situation of the kingdom is no doubt bad
enough, but I submit to you whether it is likely to
be amended by misrepresentation.
You state that the total receipts of the two years
were $067,133 97. This is an error, as the amount
stited includes not only the receipts for the two years,
but also the cash ou hand, April 1st, I860, which
latter is certainly no part of the receipts. The actual
receipts are twice stated in the Report (once on the
first page and again on the 8th) as being $63J,041
The amount of liabilities of the Treasury is cor
rectly stated as being ij-50,675) 15, (2) but the next
sentence, in which yon say that " the interest on
about two-thirds of this debt is stated to be 18 per
cent.," is grossly incorrect, as no such statement is
made. The liabilities consist of a number of items,
some cf which draw interest and others do not. The
former are thus statel in the Report :
Exchequer Pills, at an avrraj?e int'st of 16 1-6 pr. ct., 23.750 00
Bills Pavable, at an avenge of 12 per cent.. - - 22,000 00
K. C. W'yllie, 1,630 00
The tatter viz, items hich draw no Interest, and
which are Mated ii detail in U:e Report amount
Total Debt, - f 60,670 15
I may here ndd (what you will find stated on the
third page of the Report) that only $18,3i)0 of the
Government debt draws interest at 18 per cent.
Your remarks in relation to the Exchequer Bills
issued to the President of the Board of Education, are
also considerably out of joint. The Minister is not, as
you say, ' impressed with the illegality of the trans
action," nor does he "call upon the Legislature to
enact a law making the permanent loan legal." He
recommends merely a change in the form of the debt.
As long as it is represented, as at present, by Exche
quer Bill, the bills must be renewed every two
years an operation inconvenient, and attended with
souiA risk both to the Treasury and to the Depart
ment of Public Instruction. Hence, the Minister's
recommendation, intended, not to legalize a previous
illegality, but to alter the form of the debt in such a
manner -as to obviate the iuconvenience and risk
abore mentioned. Yours, respectfully.
H. W. McCouonTBY,
Register; Pub. Acc'ts.
i Remarks. It would seem by the above that the
? Register of Public Accounts" is very anxious to
appear at loggerheads with the Commercial. We
have but a word or two to say in reply.
i (I.) In our review of the Finance Report, last
week, we distinctly gave the items of the two years
receipts, (or resources, if you prefer,) as follows :
Balance on hand, April 1. 1851, - $2S.O06 84
Amount borrowed oi; Exchequer Bills, - - 2S.7SO 00
Balance of amount borrowed from B. C. Wyllie, 1,K0 00
Receipts from duUes, taxes aud all other sources, 008,061 2S
Total Receipts, - ... - $67,133 07
The " cash on hand," or balance from the previ
ous year, is distinctly stated to be S28.09C 84 ; and
the veriest ignoramus, reading the statistics, could
not be deceived by our statement.
(2.) The paragraph in our article to which allu
sion is next made, contains an omission of a sentence
of the copy, which error was noticed as the edition
was being worked off, but too late to be corrected till
this issue. It should have read :
"The liabilities of the Treasury or public debt ta $60,679 IS.
The amount issued aa Kxchequer Bills, under authority of the
last Leirislature, ia $'28,750. The interest on about two-thirds of
this debt Is stated to be 18 per cent., and on the- balance 12 per
(3.) Whether loaning the funds of one depart
ment to another department of government, is strictly
illegal," may be a question of doubt ; That there
is no law on the subject in this country, does not
make a transaction legal here, which in other coun
tries or states is said to be illegal. For instance, if
the Minister of War should have chosen to withdraw
from the publio Treasury, on the let of January,
1858, the unexpended balance which may have been
left of that appropriation, and given his note to the
Treasury for the same, amounting, we will suppose,
to 10,000 or more, keeping that sum for future
use in purchasing " pikes, bayonets," &c, would it
not have been illegal, though no law declared it such?
Though the cases cited are not precisely alike, the
principle is the same in each, and the transaction is
impolitic, if not illegal.;, Verhum sap. '
. Hilo. Hawaii, Jane 12th, ''
;, Mr. EniTOH At the risk of being digr
would venture to point out that bXu yourstif
correspondents often ask questions which are
if ever, answered, and are led to make remarks''
are am using In your issue of April 29 Th- r
n Dr. Gaillou's lectare.rem. .'v
Legislators have not enacted some law
' to r,!--,!...
the poor kanaka" (native, I suppose,) .7
quacks, (the only use of such a law would be to 1
the Advertiser asking questions) and the gentlem! i ''
seems to fear that quackery may yet become legaiijj '
here aa it is in England. On reading the Docto t
remarks one would believe that quackery is co ' I
mon evil on these islands, but that it is not yet W. t
ized. Such may be the case in Oonolula, but on Jit. 1
waii there are too many regularly appointed Tl
cians interested in watching over the interest of th ih -
trade to ever allow quackery to flourish as an
On the 6th of May, in a paragraph headed u
tempted suicide," you ask a brace of questions, wnt
ing to know " what has become of the law to regj
late the importation and sale of opium," && The
said law, Mr. Editor, is safe and sound between tK
covers of the book wherein it is printed for the edifi. V '
cation or au civiuiea communities, but it is not fnr t
use. As to the other question " whether the vendor
waa a regularly qualified physician or surgeon," m
I can say is, that as any one can obtain a diploma bj
paying $1 25, the individual in question would be
fool to be without one; and, by the by, I would lib
to know where these diplomas are printed is it dong
at your press? I send you one. You may be M t
judge whether it is your handiwork or not Plea.
print it in your columns for the benefit of yourmany !
J va UiaUT L ,
those who may not be well venwd in the t,01.i..
VArnnnl. I y
The item 7, Hailona Mai, $3, may help you to ask
sr - - m UV- s VI AtV ULasTi f
another question to wit.: what has become of the 2d
section, chapter 38. of Penal Code? Perhaps job
do not know how this hailona mai is done here ii i
the modus operandi. The kahuna takes a number ?
of pebbles, which he puts in a heap and covers them
with a handkerchief, he then recites an incantation r c
ttna "e heap in two lots by passing his hand ! '
edgeways through the middle of the covered bean:
readers, together with a translation of it. to heln I iC
one lot he designates "Death "'rh r.thi. r.;r i.. atl
then uncovers them and proceeds to count the peb.
bles in each lot, that in which the number prepon- 'lt
derates gains the day, and the fate of the patient is
decided accordingly, if the verdict ia death, the ka.
huna pockets the S3 and goes about his business if
the verdict ia life, the kahuna pockets the 3, but I i
gives further attendance and physic, for which he f
nlnma. One of the uninitiated would think Hint " 1
sentence Eia ka vku o'u e haawi aku at," &c., M5tif
here is the compensation which I will give mesnt
that Kapuu, the grantor, is to pay these charges, but '
no such thing, the patient ia to pay, and does pj. tinn
Do you know Kapuu ? Is it the actual name of the ;
individual, or only a nom de guerre to conceal i more P The
illustrious name ? j
Hundreds, both men and women, herj on Hawaii ? , ,
are now the holders of these diplomas, and are de- f Pr'
nominated as physicians. I have counted gvir fifty I Mii
in the district of Kau alone, who received these pala- pr
palas in one day at a meeting convened for the pur
pose, and which I attended. The proceedings were iV?
these : Notice having been given to all the kahunat 'c
and to all those who wished to become such to assent' p rpo
ble at a certain house, at Hilea, Kau, Kaenokanel junj
proceeded to explain to those assembled that those Iv- v
who wished to practice medicine must have one 'of J.
these palapalas and pay the following fees: S3for the I
palapala, 1 to the chief for his protection, and 25 rent
cents to the clerk. The names of those wbo paid (ich
were registered in a book, and they received their e
diploma duly filled up, and signed as the one I have ip,
sent, and are henceforth regularly qualified phyti. I
cians. Kaenokane and his clerk have visited Ililo, r
Puna and Kau, and are now in Kona.
With these facts before you, Mr. Editor, do yon Thel
not think that your correspondent s remarks, y"w.rrnx)J
1858, must be somewhat amusing, especially to those "VA
who are intended to be hit bv them, or don't vou feel 90'. t of
as if you would like to ask a few more questions uj-fjrJ
about some laws which you may believe were made j
to be put in force and executed. Hiuo.
PaLAPALA IIOOKOR0 Kabtha HAWAII Nai. Ca hkka,
ka Kmo o ka nolio ana o I RAhastl
lapaaii na'u a tnalalo no o'u e noho at, a, aa hoike oia a ui to-1
popo ia'u kona akamiti i ka oiliana lapaau rual. Nidaiia. ke
aku Dei au, e lilo oia i Kahuna lapaau, mai Hawaii a Kuai
Oiai o la e malsuna una I ua olelo a'u a kue ole i na kanani .
ka Moi o keia Aupuni, e hana rae ka pono a pololel.
Eia ka uku a'u e haawi aku al i ke Kahuna ke oia kaniai:
1. Mai kiekH-, - - $.V 8. Ina c Ian wale kahi
4- Malalomai, - -40 I ka mai a kfkuhi, V
. Ilaaha" Ja iho, - 30i 9. Palapala bookuu a ke (
m . - - Kahuna.- .
9. r.mi toa uinj,
- ' - - .le lra.iDai I la ; !
bl ukootektiu.. 1; V
n j (
, 1 keia la o 18 I e
KAprr. V hv
6. Mai makainaka, -
7. Hailona mai, -
No ko'u lima I nana I
Makua Xul o na Kahuna Hawaii Net J
ii ope ikanuna nai.
- Pali' r
IVKXMKyr ApporTn.Ki Hawaiian Phtsicus. It baifcm
made plain that it is proper fur tobciisaa
physician under rue. He has shown to me ana I am convinc-:
of hU skill in the art of healinz the aiek. Thoref.we. 1 hrrH " J1
consent to his being- a phyniciao from Hawaii to Kauai. Il'&tt Ta
to ohey my commands and do nothing- contrary to the lawi c i
theSovereisn of this Kingdom, but do what u rlsht and com"
Here Is the compensation which I will give to the phvuriiB:'Comn
the patient gets well : .
1. Ilith illness, - $51 illness by catinr lots,
2. rnler this, ' - 40. 8. If vue takas awar ao-
3. Lower, ... 30 other's patient,
4. Lower still, - 20 9. Physician's release.
5. Very liht, - - 1010. If the patient raises
6 Illness of friends, - 5 to pay the charp of
7. To foretell the renult of 1 the physician. -
Given under mr band this day of IS .
Great Father of the Hawaiian Phriciam.
(Signed,) ' 1'lTi,
H0CPE OP NOBLES. ,
Wfc-nxFsnAT, Jnre 2?. . 1
The Resolutions of the Honolulu Chamber of O- a
mcrce were read before the House in the nitiv I".!
' guage, and gave rise to some debate, Gov. Kanosswi j
Mr. Haalelea wishing to lay them on the table nnli.t
they can be referred to the Joint Committee oo tbt
Prince Kamehameha objected. It was eiisnn'I7'.,.
in r!1 civilized countries to treat the conimunif1''0" ' 1'1
of commercial men like the Chamber -f C.mm XIeaf
with the utmost respect, and he mor1 at tb
tlemen who introduced the resolutions be courwi
informed of the views of this House upon the su! t
matters contained therein. Seconded by Mr. wrli -.
and adopted. Adjourned.
Thcbsoat, Jm I
a nn,m..n;..;nn rarAivd from the Ho I
WIUUIUIIIMS1IUU W7 . , ,
Representatives transmitting an sxrt to traosfr' .
Bureau of Tubbo Works from the Department w
to that of the Interior.
Mr. Wyllie expressed his gratitude to the K I
House of Representatives for thus relieving bim ft
the duties of the Bureau of Publio Works, andoWt
motion the b ll was read a second time.
i : L- 1 ..v.- l. J ,..t, Mtker the BlU-1
i. riuw nniuciimiicun uuu muvn ...... a0 tl
sVimil.l remain nnder the charcre of Mr. Wvlh".
he considered was better able than himself to or
its details. Still, if the House insisted upon H V I
Prince) undertaking its duties, he would t PPj
the passage of the bill j
The Act was then put upon its fial reading j
passed by a unanimous vote. j
Mr. Wyllie thanked the Nobles. J
From some remarks by Prince L, Kmehameti.
was understood that the bill would not be pro l
for His Majesty's signature until the 1st of Ju J
as to go into effect on that day. Adjourned. g
Friday, Jane 2 I
A message was received from the Houeof MJJ
sentatives. transmitting a Joint RcsoluUon pa
them to provide for the expenses of the govern
p to 81st December, isoa. 0,ntXon pV
1 tie rules were uapciu,
... r- i . select ComaiinPV
a second time ana reierrw VrfM
consisting of Messrs. Wyllie, Nabaolelua and
Adjourned to 2 P.M. , n-fU. P.
I Mr. Wyllie from the select
Resolution, asked further ti
House adjourn to 9 A. M.
he select commUt
Governor Nahaolelua, from
the appropriation bill repor
raents Increasing the amount s
Mr. Wyllie, as a minority of
read Ihe following protest : t:
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