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GAZETTE PL'BUgllED kEvery Wednesday Horning, AT 5G.OO PEIt ANNUM. Mallcri to Foreign Saburtlun at 57.00. Office On Merchant street, west of the Post Office, Honolulu, U. I. -Printed ! imMMied by J. Mor? Smith, t the Government ITinlliiir Office, to shorn I1 buineM communication! matt be addressed. BOOK AND JOB PRINTING ESTABLISEMENTI THE "OAZLTTX" OFFICE If now pirjNU-ed to execute all wdtrt fu1 Mill .ill MET F1IIM. 07 ETEItT DESCRIPTION, WITH NEATNESS AND DIBFATGH VOL. IV NO. 15.1 HONOLULU, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 1868. $6.00 PER YEAR. BUSINESS NOTICES. McCOI.GAJV Ar JOICVSOX, MERCHANT TAILORS, FORT STKEET, HONOLULU, 1U Opposite T. C. HencU'n. lj IRA RICHARDSON, 13IFOKTEK AAI DEALER IN BOOTS, SHOES & QENTLTMETTS FTJE- KISHING GOODS, Corner of Fort and Merchant Streets, S HONOLULU, II. I. ly LANGLEY, CSOWELL & CO., Wholesale Druggists, Cor. Katlcrj- and Clay Streets SAI PIIAXCISCO, CAI. G-Zia EDWIN JONES, GROCER AND SHIP CHANDLER, Laliatna, Maui. Money and Recruits furnished to ships on G-ly favorable terms. Tlir.O. II. DAVIES, (late Janion, Green & Co., IMPORTER A COMMISSION MERCHANT agent ron Lloyds' and the Liverpool Underwriters, Northern Assurance Company, and Britisli and foreign Marine Insurance Co. Ml b w. audreots, aiACIIIIVIK'r, Fort Street, opposite Odd Fellows' HalL Gives particular attention to the repair of Tire Anns, ScwingMaehines.A Locks. Vrawiny of Jceainery, d'C, wade to Order. 50-tr c. u. lewers. 4. 0. DICKSON. Lewers & Dickson, IMPORTERS, WHOLESALE AND Retail Dealers in Lumber and Bnilding Materials. Fort, King and Merchant streets, Honolulu. J. S. WALKER. C. ALLEN. WALKER & ALLEN, Shipping and Commission MERCHANTS. 19-tf HONOLULU, IL I. L. L. TORBERT, DEALER m LUMBER AND EVERY KIND OF BUILDING MATERIAL. Office Corner Queen and Fort Streets. 13-ly Holies & Co., SHIP CHANDLERS & COMMISSION MER CHANTS, Queen Street, particular attention paid to the purchase and sale of Hawaiian Produce. RETERS r rERMTSSIOX TO C. A. Williams A Co., I C. Brewer A Co., Castle & Cooke, H. Hackfcld A Co., D. C. Waterman, I C. L. Kichards & Co., 2-ly George G. Howe, Dealer in Redwood and Northwest Lumber, Shingles, Doors, Sash, Blinds, Mails, Faints, etc At his Old Stand on tbe Esplanade. SC-Iy 3IICS. J. II. KLACIC, FORT ST., BETWEEN KING & HOTEL. Bonnets made up and trimmed in the latest styles. Stamping, Braiding and Em broidering, executed to order. S. Ssividgc, IMPORTER & DEALER IN PROVISIONS AND COMMISSION MERCHAT. AGENT FOB THE ' Haiku Sugar Company, Sale of JCawaihae Fotatoes. Fort Street, Honolulu. 5-ly I A. SCIIAEEEK fc CO., COMMISSION MERCHANTS, HONOLULU, II. I. (35-ly) Ed. Hoffschlaeger & Co., IMPORTERS & COMMISSION MERCHANTS Honolulu, Oahu, II. I. 4-Iy A. S. Clcghom, WHOLESALE & RETAIL DEALER IN GEN ERAL MERCHANDISE, Fire-proof Store, corner of Queen and Kaahu- xuanu Streets. Retail Establishment on Nuuanu Street. 4-ly Theodore C. Ileuck, IMPORTER & COMMISSION MERCHANT. Honolulu, Oahn, S. I. 1-ly H. Haclifeld At Co., GENERAL COMMISSION AGENTS. Honolulu, Oahn, S. I. 8-ly J. D. WICKE, Agent ibr tlic llrcmi'H Hoard of Underwriter. All average claims against said Underwriters, occurring: in or about this Kingdom, will have to be certified before me. 7-ly Cliimg Iloon, COMMISSION MERCHANT AND GENERAL AGENT, AG EST FOB. THE Faukaa and Amauuln Sugar Plantations. Importer of Teas and other Chinese and For eign Goods, and Wholesale Dealer in Ha waiian Produce, at the Fire-proof Store, Nuuanu Street, below King. 21-ly Along & Aclmck, Importers, Wholesale and Retail Dealers in General Merchandise and China Goods, Fire-proot Store in Nuuanu Street, nnder the Public Hall. 3-U" 1TM. BTAJf. VAKIET7 SCORE No. 3, SlaunsUea Street, All kinds of Merchandise and Groceries. 39-1 JEWELER AND ENCRAVER MIX. J. COSTA Is now prepared to execute with promptness all work in his line of business, such as Watch anit Clock Itepalrlng, Manufacturing Jewelry, Ana Engraving. Shop on Fori Street, opposite Odd Fellows' Hall. 61-3m BUSINESS NOTICES. IIYMAX IIKOTIIEIX.S, Importers and Wholesale Dealers In Fashionable Clotbing, Hats, Caps, Boots sind Shoes, and every Tariety of Gentle men's Superior Furnishing Goods. Store known aa Capt. Snow's Uulldlng Miacilt.iT Strict, Honolulu, Oahn. E. M. VAN REED, CO.1I.1IIS.SIO MEKCIIAKT, KANAGAWA. Having the best facilities through an intimate connection with the Japanese trade for the past eight years, is prepared to transact any business entrusted to his care, with dispatch. 17-tf E. I AIAMS, AUCTIONEER & COMMISSION MERCHANT Fire-Proof Store, Robinson's Building, Queen Street, Honolulu. 1-ly JOHN S. McCREW, M. D., 1'IIYSICIAA Jc SURGEOIY. ikFI'ICE-Over Dr. B. Hoffmann's 'CP Drug Store, corner of Kaabumanu and Merchant ts opposite the Post Office. Residence on Chaplain Street, between Fort and Nuuanu btreets. OrriCE Hocrs from 8 to 10 A. M. ; from 3 to 5 r. t. (13-ly George Miller, CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER, Honolulu, II. I. Ehop on the Esplanade, opposite Court House. 30-tf C. S. BARTOW, AUCTIONEER. Sales-Room, Queen Street, one door from Kaahumanu Street. 1T-Iy NOTARY PUBLIC And CoiBmissioner of Deeds FOK THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA. Office at the Bask or Bisnor A Co. 2-ly J. MONTGOMERY CONTINUES TO PRACTICE AS A Solicitor, Attorney, and Proctor in the Supreme Court, in Law, Equity, Admiralty, Probate and Divorce. 3-3t H. A. WIDEMANN, XOTAIXY 1UKEIC. Office at tub Interior Department. My J. P. HUGHES, Importer andfflanufacturer OP ALL KINDS OF SADDLERY. Carriage Trimming done with neatness and dispatch. All orders promptlyattended to. Corner of Fort and Hotel streets, Honolulu. 10-ly - SAMUEL C. WILDER, SUGAK riVSTEU, Post-OSice address, "Wilder Plantation," 7-tf) Kualoa, Oahu. NE VTLLE& BA RRETT, Planters & General Store Keepers KEOPUKA, S. KONA, HAWAII. " (Near Kealakckua Bay.) Island produce bought, Ships supplied with Wood, Beef and other nccssaries. Agent at Honolulu A. S. Cleohorv. 11-Jy CHAUNCEY C. BENNETT, Dealer in Newspapers, Magazines, Period icals, etc. Fort Street, near King, Honolulu. 19-tf M. S. CRINBAUM & CO., IMPORTERS AND WHOLESALE Dealers in Fashionable Clothing Hats, Caps, Boots and Shoes, and every variety of Gentlemen's superior furnishing goods. STORE IN MAKEE'S BLOCK, Queen btrcct, Honolulu, (Inliu. 10-tf sos&max rzcx. n. a. r. ciEiii. C BREWER & CO. COMMISSION. AND SHIPPING nXERCKANXS, IIoMolltlu. Oahu, II. I. AGE.VTS Or the lioston and Honolulu Pnrket Line. AGENTS For Hie Makee, IVoIluku and liana Plantations. AGENTS Fur the Purchase and Sale of Island Produce. reter to Jons M. Hood, Esq New York. Ciias Breweb&Co. I .BosU,n. Jas. Hcnnewell, Esq. J J. C. Merrill & Co. Co. 1 oOKS.Eeq. j K. S. Swain & Co, San Francisco. Ciias. Walcot Brooks, 5-lv E. C. ADDERLEY, Importer and Maker of all Kinds of SADDLERY, HARNESS. &c. Carriagea trimmed with neatness and dis patch. AU repairs done with care and promptness. EHOP OS FORT STREET, Next doorto J. M. Smith & Co's Drag Store. N. B. A choice lot of Ladies Superior Saddles on liaud. 43 J. H. THOMPSON, GENERAL BLACKSMITH HONOLULU, II. I. HAS COSSTAATLY on hand and for sale, a good assortment of BEST REFINED BAR IRON! ALSO Best Blacksmith's Coal, At the Lowest Market Prices. S8-ly 31. IEAPEEE, SHIPPING AND COMMISSION AGENT, Omce with E. P. Adams, Esq., QUEEN STREET, HONOLULU. intu r rtaxissicx to Gen. MorraaL. Smith, U.MeOT. C Brewer t Co. S. CouiuL iMevm. Walaer t Allen. Slaurs. Richards tCa. 'E.P. AdAmi, Eq. CALIFORNIA CORRESPONDENCE. ESPZCIALLT TO THE HAWAIIAN GAZETTE. Sas Fisascisco, April 4, 1863. Impeachment. The public mind is no longer excited on the subject of impeachment. Matters will ; take their proper course before the "High 1 Court" without fear of interruption from i the army or any of those enthusiastic friends i of the President who at first threatcLed to I demolish the "Kump" if it attempted to ar I reign him. He .will be fairly tried, and If 1 found (.-uilty of the charges preferred, sns I pended from office; otherwise, acquitted. The order of proceeding in the Senate, or " High Court," since the date or my last let I tcr, has been substantially as follows; Chief , Justice Chase assumed the Chair on the SOth ult., at 12:C0, and called the Court to order. Mr. Butler got the floor and spoke for three hours, reciting the particular charges against President Johnson, and urging his conviction and suspension from office as the only mode of securing prosperity to the Sonth and per manent peace to the country. He concluded by sajing to the Senate: " The safeguards of the Constitution against usurpation are in your hands, and the inter ests and hopes of tree Institutions wait upon your decision. The House of Representa tives has done Its duty. We have presented the facts in a constitutional manner; we have brought the criminal to your bar, aud demand judgment at your hands for his great crimes. Never airain. If Andrew Johnson co quit and free, from this day, will the 'aw or people of this or any other country, ny constitutional checks and guards, stay usurpation of Exec utive power. I speak, therefore, not the words of exaggeration, but words or truth and soberness, in saying that the future po litical wcllare and liberties or all meo hang trembling on the decision of the Senate." On the 31st, at the opening of the Conrt, Mr. Wilson, of the Managers, offering docu mentary evidence. Witnesses were then call ed, who testified to preliminary matters, such as delivering copies of the Senate resolutions to the President and Gen. Thomas, etc., etc. At this stage of the proceedings an episode occurred, which, among Radical Republicans, has raised a doubt of Mr. Chase's entire loy alty to his party. Rather, I might say, a sus picion previously entertained on that head was considerablr strengthened. He is ac cused of discriminating In favor of the Pres ident, in the face not only of bis own convic tions, and the spirit of the rules adopted for the government of the Impeachment trial. My own impression is, that he has been ac tuated more by a desire to magnify the dig nity of his office, by observing the practice of Its extreme punctilio, than any absolute desire to prevent the course of justice in its strong current against the President. The facts giving rise to suspicions against Mr. Chase, arose in examining Mr. Burleigh as to what he knew of Gen. Thomas' intention to use force to gain possession of the War Office. Mr. Chase decided that the evidence was out of order. A discussion arose as to the power of the Chief Justice, who said he was willing the Senate should pass on his rulings. Senator Wilson moved that the Senate re tire for consultation. After discussion the vote was a tie, and the Chief Justice cast his vote in the affirmative, aud the Senate retired. On the 1st, the minutes of the last session were read until mention of the vote cast by the Chief Justice, to decide the tie vote on the question of retiring fordeliberation. Mr. Sumner moved to correct the journal by In serting the words "expression of the Sen ate's opinion." He said the vote of the Chief Justice was unauthorized and of no effect; he demanded the yeas and nays on the mo tion, which resulted, yeas, 21; nays, 27; so the motion was lost. The question as to the admissibility of Bur leigh's testimonv about the conversation be tween him and Gen. Thomas, was submitted to the Senate by the Chief Justice, and an argument ensued. At the concluslon.of his speech, Mr. Bing ham madeapoint that the hour on both sides had expired. The Chief Justico said be understood the rule entitled the chief counsel on both sides to have one hour on all questions. Several Senators dissenting from this ruling the question was pnt to the Senate and Mr. Chase's ruling was decided against. The question of admitting Burleigh's tes timony was decided affirmatively 3U to 11 a strict partv vote. Mr. Burleigh testified that on the evening of February 21st he had an Interview with Gen. Thomas, who informed him that be had been appointed Secretary of War ad interim; that he should take possession of the office at ten o'clock next morning; be also stated that hu would use force to take possession if refused ; Gen. Thomas said that if Secretary Stanton barred the doors he would break them down. The question was then asked whether the witness had nnv conversation with Gen. Thomas while acting as Adjutant General, or heard Gen. Thomas say what he would do in case he became Secretary of War. Witness had heard Gen. Thomas make an address to a number of Clerks in the War Office about a week or ten days prior to Feb. 21st, in which he said he wonld relax the harsh rules of his predecessor, and treat the clerks as gentlemen. Gen. Thomas subse quently told witness that if he had not been arrested on the morning of Feb. 2d, he would have broken the doors and taken possession of the War Office. Mr. Wilson offered additional documentary evidence, Including the correspondence be tween Uen. urant and tne President, relative to disobeying the orders of Secretary Stan ton. W. E. Chandler, late Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, testified in regard to the man ner in which money was drawn out of the Treasury, fie knew no means by which money could be drawn out for the War De partment except on an order of the Secretary of War. signed by the President. The dispatches between the President and Lewis C. Parsons, late Governorof Alabama, were Introduced for the purpose of showing the President's attempt to array the people against the lawful acts of Congress. Alter some discussion, the Senate decided the evi dence admissable 27 to 17 and then ad journed. Congressional. There was a breeze In the House of Rep resentatives on the 27th over the Insult of fered to that body by the Legislature of New Jersey sending a demand for the withdrawal of the consent of the State to the proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Mr. Washburn gave notice that he would move to suspend the rules In order that the document might be returned to the New Jersey Legislature. The resolution was pronounced disrespectful to the House, and scandalous In character. Ross demanded its reading. The Speaker said the gentleman bad no right to demand the reading. El dridge remarked : ' We are required to re turn the resolution as beingscandalons, with out knowing what it is." The Speaker over ruled the pjoint of order. Mr. Washburn having previously made a motion " to return thu withdrawal of the consent of New Jer sey to the proposed amendment, as a rebuke to a disloyal Legislature," after some discus sion, and filiibustering on the part of the Democrats, the same was adopted. A very lmpjrtaut debate took place In the House on the 25th, on the bill to admit the Alabama Representatives (under the new Constitution just voted npon by the people of that State), to seats in Congress. Mr. Stevens said that having conquered the ter ritory from another power, we had a right to take it into the Union or keep It out, just us we pleased. Mr. Bicvens also declared that nnder the present laws in the Southern States, , scores oi negroes nave oeen soia into slavery for a period of twenty years. Their laws provided that in case of assanlt and battery a man could be sold for a term of years. He declared he would not vote for any Constitu tion which might not give universal and im partial suffrage, and bind, fast as human lig aments can, that provision forever unalter able in the instrument, so that if It were ever taken out by the roots It shall taKe every tiart of the instrument itself, and send them back to act according to the provisions of the new law. Finally, the House rejected the hill as it came from the Committee, and adopted Spaul diner's amendment, which is the same as the bill introduced In the Senate by Mr. Stewart. It provides that the Constitution lately sub mitted for ratification Is hereby declared to be the onranle law for a Provisional Govern- ment for the people of Alabama, as far as the I same is not in conflict with the Constitution I and laws of the United States. The Governor j may convene the Legislature, which shall I SUOmil U1U tsUUSlUUlluu, vi ttiumuujciii, ' tn ibis electors. When ratified by the pco- ! pie, and when the Legislature shall ratify the 14th article, Alabama may bo represented In cougress. Idleness and Destitution. The Eastern press contains many state ments of the difficulty ot mechanics and la boringrocn to procure employment, and ofthc destitution which prevails in consequence. In no department of Industry has the pressure of the times operated more severely than upon ship carpenters, caulkers, etc It is said that hundreds of people, men, women and children, half naked, cold and bunirry. repair nightly to the Tombs in the city of -tew lorK, lora covering aim sueucr iruui the storm. Others die of actual exposure and starvation; and all this in a city where particular individuals boast their millions, and might, by the exhibition of a generosity which would hardly be felt in their abund ance, entirely prevent this condition of things, and send joy to hearts now crushed beneath their sorrow I The Chinese Embassy. Your readers have been made aware of the fact, that Mr. Burlingame, American Minis ter to China, had accepted a foreign mission from the Emperor of China to the Treaty Powers, In consequence of which be resign ed the commission of his own Government, lie arrived at this port with his escort, on the 31st nit, and Is stopping fur a few days at the Occidental Hotel. His companions, diplo matic and otherwise, are Chi-Tajeu and Sun Tajen; J. McL. Brown and E. M. Champs, Secretaries; two clerks, six student-interpreters, and sixteen servants. Two of the in terpreters speak English, two Russian, and two French. Their street dress Is so elegant and at the 6ame time so ourrr, that when they venture abroad they are the observed of all observers, attracting unusual notice from the boys, who to their shame be it said, from the familiar terms in which they have placed themselves with the Mongolian race general lydo not discover In these distinguished foreigners that sacrcdncss which attaches to their persons, and instead of greeting them with a humble salaam and respectful saluta tion, are rather prone to break out in a "hi yal" and actually, In some cases, to lay irrev erent hands upon the robes of the august visitors! Mr. Burlingame will receive the compliment of a serenade; but there are those who arc very much inclined to con demn him for betraying, as they say, n trust reposed In him by his own enlightened gov ernment, In order to accept the proffered honors of barbarians. From Japan. Osaka and IHogo, formerly thrown open to the occupancy of foreigners only a short time ago, are not to be occupied, It seems, with that security which the sacred charac ter of treaty stipulations would seem to im ply. A civil revolution between the Japs, with tbcTycoon on ono side and IbcDaiinios on the other, had greatly disturbed the placid current of affairs, and brought positive dan ger to the doorit of those who should be se cured in ail their rights of person and pro perty. The Tycoon has been defeated in battle at Kioto, by reason of a large division of his forces going over to the Daimios during the contest. lie fled on board of one of his ves sels and returned to Yeddo. The Daimios have possession of the Mikado, a boy of twelve years of age. Osaka was sacked by the victorious rebels, and the Foreign Ministers and all others were obliged to leave. A collision occurred be tween the Samouri of a high retainer of the Prince ofBezen, and the foreigners, in which a Frenchman was killed, and an American wounded. The foreign troops and residents immediately armed and pursued the Samouri, and afterward put the settlement in a state of defence. The government of the Mikado have made ample apology and promise of re paration, and evidently Intend to follow a liberal policy, as to opening the Empire to foreign intercourse. It is understood that at no distant day the Ministers should visit the Emperor at Kioto. The Tycoon arrived at Yedflo, and great efforts were at once made to collect troops from all quarters and to purchase arms and ammunition. Several loreiirn steamers, were employed, among them P. M.S. S.Co.'sstoie shlp Ilcrmttiin, were employed In tho convey ance of troops from the coast to Yeddo, and active preparations of defence were entered upon. Yokohama was garrisoned by about 2,500troops, of whom 600 are said to be from the Tycoon's body-guard 'and picked men. Nagasaki was quietly banded over tothencw government; but all seems to point to a de termined stand here. The lycoon, In his Capital, Is In a most favorable position, and if he can only find loyal servants and good generals, he may hold this half of the empire without difficulty. A chain of hills, known as the Hakoni range, forms au all but impen etrable barrier, and the single pass might be defended by a few hundred resolute men, If well officered, against all the enemy could bring. Aspirants. . Our last Legislature passed a law requiring members of Congress to the 41st session to be elected the coming fall. Candidates are therefore beginning to develop themselves, and the number will prore sufficiently large to make a selection Ironi, whether it be in all cases to suit the voters or not. On the Union side many names arc mentioned, and the Democrats will doubtless have lire to every one of the Union candidates, because the party has the belief that It is in the ma jority in the State, and that a nomination will prove equal to an election. As the elec tion does not come off until November, we shall have a protracted, if not a spirited, campaign. Miscellaneous. The first Panama steamer of the weekly line will sail on Monday, Gth. The rainfall this winter has, so far, been over 33 Inches. In one place It is registered as high as 75 inches. European News. In a debate held In the House of Commons on the SOth nit., Lord Stanley admitted that the dogma of natural allegiance was now ob solete. In the same debate, Mr. Forrester, member for Bradford, alluded to the state of the law In regard to the allegiance of British subjects, saying that this matter especially demanded attention In the bearing It had on the relations of this country to the United States. He thought the time wa3 now ripe for arriving at a definite understanding. He explained the law on the right of expatria tion, and showed that at the present time two millions of the Queen's subjects are Hy ing in tbe United States as American cidzens, in practical violation of tbe law. It was the difference which arose between England and America in regard to tbe rights of adopted citizens which caused tbe war of 1812. Now, it is the differences which still exist which are counted on by the Fenians as likely to again embroil the two nations, and thus further their treasonable designs. He urged that Great Britain abandon her claim to life allegiance in the case of emigrants to foreign countries, and advised the appointment of a mixed Commission to settle tbe question forever. Sir Robert Collycr supported the Ticws of Mr. Forrester. A dispatch from Constantinople reports that the Grand Vizier complains that aid Is indirectly furnished by the Russian trans ports to small bands of Cretan insurgents in the mountains. It claims that this alone prevents the restoration of tranquility to Candla. LosDO.v, April 2. In the House of Com mons, Mr. Hunt, Chancellor of the Ex chequer, asked leave to bring in a bill for the purchase by tbe Government, of all the tele graph lines Id the kingdom. He explained that the bill provided fur arbiters, who are to decide what prices arc to be paid. The revenue returns of the first qnartcr show a deficiency of live millions sterling. April 3. A division takes place to-night in the House of Commons on the Irish question. The Liberals are sanguine that the Govern ment will be be be beaten, and believe a Lib eral Cabinet is certain. The course of the Ministry is yet noccrtaln, however, as they have tho opotion of resigning or an appeal to the people by resolution of Parliament; and the position of tbe new Ministry Is un certain on coming Into power. Paws, March 20. The French troops in Rome are reduced to a singe brigade. Seditious placards have appeared at Paris, Lyons. Marseilles, and Bordeaux. Forminirc Garde Mobile Is assigned as tho cause of the disturbance. Pauis, March 23. In the Corps Lcgislatlf, the bill concerning the right of public meet ings passed, and the body adjourned till April ISth. Pakis, March 29. It Is understood that tbe Emperor Is engaged in preparing an Import ant manifesto in regard to the foreign policy of the Government. The document is ex pected to appear about the 15th prox. It Is estimated by the Minister of War that since the new army law has been put in op eration, the Garde Mobile of France has been increased to 50,000. 1500,000 Vienna, March 24. The Civil Marriage bill has finally passed both Houses of the Kcich rath. The JVre JVe.w, alluding to the visit of Prince Napoleon to Germany, asserts that his object In going to Berlin was to hold a conference with the signers of thu treaties of 1815, and to unrc them to unite in a remonstrance against the absorption of the Kingdom of round oy iiussia, in violation ot thu terms oi the treaties. Vienna, April l6LThc Relchrath passed the bill providing for general education by a system of pnblic schools. The flag of the North German Confedera tion was hoisted yesterday In accordance with a notice by the King of Prussia. Royal sa lutes were fired, and the day was observed by a general celebration. iicoc'i:i:ii;:.s OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY- -1868. Fourth Dat, Wednesday, April 22. The Assembly met at 11 A. M., 11. H., M. Kekuauaoa In the Chair. Prayer by the Chaplain. Minutes of the preceding day were read and adopted. Members just arrived, presented their cre dentials, which were referred to the Com mittee on Credentials, and approved. Petitions Mr. Upa presented a petition from Hanalei, Kauai, opposing the election of D. Kaukaha. Referred to Judiciary Com mittee. Mr. Lyons presented a petition from Ewa and Woianae, contesting the election In that district. Referred to Judiciary Committee. Mr. Kumahoa presented a petition from Puna, Hawaii, asking that the Government Lands may be sold. Referred to Committee on Government Lands. Also from the same place,protcstingagaInst the treaty of reciprocity with the United States. Referred to Committee on Com merce. Also, protesting against the Issue of paper money. " Referred to Committee on Finance. Mr. Martin presented a petition from Kau, Hawaii, asking that Kaalualu may be made a port of entry. Referred to Committee on Commerce Mr. Kuihclani presented a petition from Wailuku, Maul, asking for an appropriation of ?S00 to build a bridge at that place. Re ferred to Committee on Internal Improve ments. Mr. Rhodes presented a petition from the police of Honolulu, asking for an incrcaso of wages. Referred to Judiciary Committee. Printing Committee reported tho printed list of Standing Committees : Committee on Foreign JieJationIloa. P. Naliaolclua, Hon. D. Kaukaha, Hon. G. W. O. Halemanu, Hon. C. II. Judd, Hon. C. Kalu. Finance Committee -Hon. C. R, Bishop, Hon. W. C. Jones, Hon. J. Upa, Hon. J. W. Keawehunahala, Hon. L. Kcliiplo. Committee on Commerce, .igricvUure and Manufacture Uon. V. Knudsen, Hon. C. J. Lyons, Hon. J. W. Makalena, Hon. Asallopu, Hou. E. H. Boyd. Sanitary Committee Hon. 8. G. Wilder, Hon. S. W. Mahelona, Hon. P. Kanoa, Hon. E. Jones, Hon. 0. W. Pillpo. Committee on Education lion. II. R. Hitch cock, non. P. F. Koakanu, Hon. J. Nakila, Hon. J. Kumahoa, Hon. W. P. Wood. Judiciary Committee lion. W. P. Kamakau, Hon. H. Knlhelanl, Hon. 11. R. Hitchcock, J. W. Keawehunahala, Hon. J. Nakila. Committee on Government Lands and Inter-, nal fmproecmciris Hon. John II, Hon. C. J. Lyons, Hon. S. G. Wilder, Hon. Asa IIopu, Hon. W. C. Jones. Military Cotnmittee Hon. J. O. Dominis, Hon. D. Knlakau, Hon. C. II. Judd, Hon. J. A. Kanaka, Hon. P. Kanoa. Committee on Account Hon. E. II. Boyd, Hon. W. T. Martin, Hon. J. A. Nahaku, Hon. J. W. Kumahoa, Hon. Asa Ilopn. Committee on Enrollment Hon. J. 0. Dom inis, Hon. C. Kalu, Hon. W. C. Lnnalllo, Hon. W. T. Martin, Hon. J. W. Kumahoa. Muting (kmmltlecma Ex. F. W. Hutch ison, Hon. 1). Kalakaua. Resolutions. His Ex. F. AY. Hutchison gave notice of several acts to be Introduced to-morrow. An Act to facilitate the settlement of land boundaries, by the appointment of a Sole Commissioner. An Act to protect life and property against explosive-substances other than gunpowder. An Act to amend Section 1183 of the Civil Code. An Act to amend Sections 422, 423 and 425 of the Civil Code. An Act to authorize tbe Minister of Inte rior to take possession of a water spring call Kunawai, at the he head of Llllha street, In the city of llonoluln, for the nse of tbe pub lic water works. An Act to amend Section 2 of an Act to regulate the cirrying of passSngers between the Islands of this Kingdom, approved Jan. 10th, 16G5. An Act to amend an Act to repeal chapter 10 of tbe Civil Code, and to regulate the Bu reau of Public Instruction, passed July 10th, 1866. An Acto amend an Act entitled "An Act to repeal chapter 10 of the Civil Code to reg ulate the Bureau of Public Instruction, ap proved Jan. 10, 1865," by adding Sections 26(a) 26(b) and 2tc) after Section 2 of said Act. An Act to limit the tlmo within wbich the claims of creditors against the estates of de ceased persons shill be presented and suits be commenced to enforce rejected claims, and amend Section 1347 of the Civil Code. His Ex. S. H. Phillips, on leave, introduced tbe bills of wbich he gave notice yesterday, which were passed on first reading. Mr. Wilder offered a resolution that the regular meetings of tbe Assembly shall be at 10 A. v. His Ex. F' W. Hutchison moved to amend to 11 A. If. Mr. Keawebnnahala moTed to amend to 1 p. u., as tbe Judiciary Committee have a large amount of business, and wish time for its transaction. Besides, members wish time to examine the yarion bills bronbt before the Assembly. His Ex. F. W. Hutchison said that all bills would be printed, giving plenty of time to examine the various acts. Mr. Bishop wished the members to agree npon an early hour of meeting, in order that time may be bad each day for the transaction of business. The last amendment was pnt and carried, tbe regular hour ol meeting being fixed at 1 r. m. Mr. Jones offered a resolution that the bills which have passed tbe 1st reading be printed. Passed. Mr. Keawehunahala gave notice that he would bring In a bill to amend Sec. 15 of tbe Civil Code, referring to the sale of spirituous liquors. Mr. Jones gave notice of several bills; also of an amendment to tbeules that a Commit tee on Elections be appointed. Mr. Koakanu moved that the Sergeant-at-Arms be Instructed to supply each member with 100 postage stamps. Passed. Mr. Martin presented a resolution that the inhabitants of Kau be exempt lrom taxes this year, except road-tax. Rnled out of order. Mr. Kalu gave notice of a bill to amend Sec 481. Civil Code, regarding chattel tax; Mr. Upa gave notice of an amendment to the rules to lorbid smoking: In the Assembly. Mr. Wilder moved a reconsideration of the vote referring the case of tbe member from South Kona to the Judiciary Committee Mr. Jones moved to Dostoone the recon sideration of the motion until Friday. Ruled ont of order. Mr. Jones then appealed to the Honsc He said he was acquainted with parliamentary rule elsewhere, but not as practiced here. When aj;entieman has a right on the floor of of this Assembly to speak, be should not be summarily restricted. He was, prima facie, a member of the Assembly, aud nothing bad been brought forward which could legally bar his right. 11c could not sit still and sec a wrong done to tbe people of South Kona or any other district. The lawyers in tho Assembly must see that no one has a right to dispute his seat without bringing forward le gal evidence. There is no testimony before the Assembly. The only method that could unseat him was a petition. He must battle for his right to a seat on the ground of the people's right, not his own aggrandisement, lie was capable of living without any office, and wishes none, but be owed a duty to his constituents. In Cushing's Manual wonld be found evidence supporting his position. There has never been an election contested in other conntries without a petition. The evidence admitted in cases of contested elec tion In other Legislatures was only that em bodied iu a petition. Mr. Kcawtbnuahala asked what was before the House, and when informed, said that they all understood it, aud the member from South Kona was only injuring his own case Mr. Jones proceeded, saying that the House was wrong in acting upon the resolution without first knowing the evidence against him. The Assembly would find by reference to the doings of other Assemblies that this Is the rule Where then could Mr. Bishop find precedents for his resolution. The law says that the Assembly shall be the judges of the eligibility of its own members. He called npon the representatives to uphold their independence, and declare that tbe res olution Introduced yesterday was an Infrlng ment ol their rights. He was aware of the provisions In the Constitution of 1852, and wished the members to maiutaln their privi lege. It provides that the Assembly shall bo the judges of the qualifications of its own members. That portion of the Constitution has not been repealed. He could not believe that this progressive government would go backward. Ever since the time of Knniclia melia I., they had been advancing would they now rctrogressr Ills Ex., F. W. Hntchison wished that the member would confine himself to the sub ject matter aud not wander off and protest ed ngr.lnst bringing up the old Constitution and the old times. Mr. Jones proceeded : He would have been through before, If it was not for the repeated interruptions. Tbe object of the new Con stitution was not to cut off the rights of tbe people If so, why not abolish It f He called again npon the members to support their Iirivilege. The resolution was not aimed at lim particularly, but at the independence of the Representatives. He belonged to no par ty, but intended to represent the people. If lie consulted bis own pleasure, he would at once resign. He hoped that they would vote for a reconsideration of the resolution. Mr. Bishop wished to say a few words. The gentleman bad three chances yesterday to speak his mind, and probably we all un derstand his views. This question affects the rights of every member. The right to bring in such a resolution Is questioned. The constitution gives the right. No one dis putes tbe right of the people of South Kona to petition. Tbe eligibility of tbe gentleman does not depend on wbat has been done in Kona, hut on his domicile of three years. The evidence of that is before us, and we all understand the facts. The people of South Kona bad no means of knowiog whether the gentleman was eligible or not. He can not claim that he was in the country before Janu ary, 1SCG. If a petition had been presented from South Kona, to whom wonld it have been referred? To the Judiciary Committee. just where It Is now. A petition could prove noiiung as to consiiiiuionai ineligibility. He was opposed to reconsideration, becanse it would only protract matters without probably producing a different result. Mr. Lyons said this should not be regarded as a personal question, and affecting this par ticular Instance, but that there was here in volved the decision of tbe point as to who was to raise tbe inquiry concerning eligibility the constituency or the House itself, no cited the case of Kamalo, in the Convention of 1864, as a parallel instance, and supported the action taken Iu that case The Nobles and Representatives ail sitting together In one House, have equally the right to Judge as to the qualifications of its members, but not, however, the right to institute Inquiry against any member without prcTlons peti tion. That it was the Interest of the district to see that a stranger did not represent them, and therefore it was their duty to raise this question. That the statute was entitled "Mode of annulling elections," and was therefore the prescribed mode, lie supported the reconsideration. His Ex. F. W. Hutchison said that when the report of tbe Committee came in, tbe House could act npon it, and reject or accept it at their option. There was no use now In taking so much time discussing this matter. When the report was brought in, if any member had any facts that was tbe proper time to Introduce them. Mr. Hitchcock here moved tbe previous question. Passed. Tbe motion for reconsideration was pnt and lost. His Ex. F. W. Hutchison moved to ad journ, which was passed, and the Assembly adjourned. Firm Dat, Tticrsdat, April 23. The Assembly met at 1 p. M., H. U. M. Kekuanaoa In tbe chair. Alter prayer by tbe Chaplain, the minutes of tbe preceding day were read. Mr. Keawehunahala objected to tbcm be cause the question of first reading tbe bills Introduced by tbe Attorney-General was not put to tbe House, according to the usnal practice Mr. Hitchcock called tbe member from Walalua to order, as he was not discussing the minutes, bnt tbe action of the Honse He then moved to accept the minutes. Mr. Koakanu objected to tbe minutes be cause bis motion of yesterday concerning postage stamps was not correctly recorded. After some discussion, the minutes were approved. Petitions. rr. Martin presented a fietl tlon from K - -awail, asking that each dis trict shall be , ' Ided with medicines. Be feired to the bauitary Committee His Ex. F. W. Hutchison asked leave to introduce tbe bills of which he gave notice yesterday. Grantefl. Tbe first bill was an act to facilitate the regulation of land boundaries. Mr. Hitchcock moved to snsnend tbe rules. and have this and the remainder of tbe bills passed to the Printing Committee, Ifcat ench member may have a printed copy. Mr. Keawehunahala obiccied to such a course, as It wonld establish a dangerous pre cedent In departing from the rules. His Ex. S. II. Phillips morcd to adjourn. Passed, and the Houso adjourned to 1 p. il, VrM.ir - j Sixth Dat, Feidat, April 24. The Assembly met at 1 p. ., U. H. M. Kekuanaoa in the chair. After prayer by the Chaplain, the minutes of the preceding day were read and approTed. His Ex. C. de Yarigny said that it being His Majesty's desire that the mult of his visit to the Island of Hawaii should be made known to the Assembly, he moved a suspen sion of the rules to be able to comply with the King's wishes. Motion carried. His Ex. C. de Varigny staled that on the receipt the 11th instant, of the intelligence from Hawaii of the distress of the people of Kau, His Majesty had expressed to his Ministers his wish to proceed thither person ally. The Ministers fully approved of that intention and steps were immediately taken to carry it into effect. Tbe steamer was char tered, and provisions, clothing, Ae., put on board. On the 13th His Majesty left Hono lulu and reached Hilo on the lath in the evening. Messengers were immediately dis patched on horseback towards Kan and Puna to inform the people of the King's arrival and to notify them that He would be at Keau hou on the 19th, at Panaun on the 20th and at Kaalualu on tbe 2!;t. On the 17th in the morning the King re ceived at the Governor's house all those that had arrived during the preceding day from Kau, listened to all the cases and administer ed relief to 110 destitute persons. On the evening of the 18th the A"lfauealeft Hilo for Keauhou, where the 19th was spent. Relief was there granted to 6G persons, es pecially women and children left destitute. On the same day, in the evening, the steamer reached Puaaluu. The next morning the peo ple came by appointment, and 324 were there provided with food, clothing and lumber. On the 20th the vessel stopped at Kaalualu, where 205 people were found destitute of clothing and food. There the steamer landed rice, bis cuit and salmon, and what remained of the clothing. On all that coast of Kau there re mained no vestige of habitation : houses, ca noes, nets every thinghad been swept away by tho tidal wave. Tho whole number of people to whom assistance was granted amounts to 800, besides some orphans, two of whom have been taken on board and adopted by tho Kisg. As soon as possible a detailed accjunt of all the expenses incurred will be submitted to the Assembly, and he entertained no doubt that they will be satisfied that the utmost economy has been used. In his opinion the Govern ment have done as much as they onjht to do. He hoped that privato charity will come for ward, and that the noble efforts of Her Ma jesty Queen Emma, who is now collecting subscriptions for tbe poor people or Kau, will meet with a hearty response. Mr. Kaukaha moved that the report of His Excellency be accepted. Mr. Jones moved to amend, by a vote of thanks to Ills Majesty. Amendment accept ed, aud the resolution passed unanimously. The member from Kaanapall, who had just arrived, presented his credentials, which were referred to the Committee on Creden tials. New credentials were presented by tho member from Ewa and Waianae. Referred to the Committee on Credentials. The com mittee retired, and brought in a report on the former, but not on the latter, as it was already In tbe bands of tho Judiciary Com mittee. The member from Kaanapall was then sworn In. His Ex., S. H. Phillips moved that the new credentials of the member from Ewa and Waianae be referred to tho Judiciary Com mittee. Passed. Petitions Mr. Pillpo presented a petition from North Kona, that Kailua be made a port of entry. Referred to Committee on Commerce That $4,000 be appropriated to tho roads of the district. Referred. That tbe private rights of fishermen be taken away and all allowed to fish. Referred. That Government lands be sold. Mr. Lyons presented another petition from Waianae, contesting tbe election Ewa and Waianae. Mr. Kamakan reported from thu special committee a reply to His Majesty's nddresst Mr. Kcliiplo moved that the report be ac cepted. Carried. It was adopted and or dered to be engrossed. Gov. Dominis moved that a committee be appointed to present the reply to His Majes ty. Passed. Committee Hon. J. O. Dominis, Hon. V. Knudsen, Hon. J. W. A'unahou, Hon. C. A'alu, Hon. E. H. Boyd. Resolutions Mr. Wilder moved that the former action of the House In regard to an hour of 10 a. m. be substituted for 1 p. u. After some discussion, the motion of Mr. Yilder was put and carried. Mr. Jones moved the following resolution: Resolved That the thanks of the Legis lative Assembly be tendered to His Majesty the King, for ills late bnmane and benevolent visit to the Island of Hawaii to relieve the distress and sympathize with tbe Inhabitants who bare suffered from the recent terrible earthquakes and volcanic eruptions on that island. Resolved that we cordially approve of the high motives of his generous acts extend ed to the suffering people of Kau. Resolved that a committee of three be appointed by the President to convey the thanks of the Assembly to His Majesty. Pass ed. Committee Hon. W. C. Jones, Hon. P. Nahaolelna, non. G. W. Kalnt. Mr. KuihelaDi gave notice of a bill to amend Chapter 7, Section 2, of the Civil Codo, in reference to the sale of awa. Mr. Hitchcock gave notice of a' bill t) dis pose of disorderly members. Mr. Kala gave notice of a bill to amend Sections 903 and 920 and to empower District Judges to try suits of scandal or libel. Mr. Upa asked leave to introduce a new rule. Granted. Rule. " It shall not be allowable for mem bers to use tobacco in the House." Mr. Hitchcock supported tho rule on the ground that if members wished to saioko they could go out of the room, and not do a thing disagreeable to many. After some discussion the rule was indeflu-t itely postponed. Mr. Kalakaua gave notice of a bill to amsnd Section 1, Chapter 42. See Penal Code. Mr. Nakila gave notice of a bill to amsnd Chapter 51, Section 1, Penal Code. Mr. E. Jones gave notice of bill to have a separate Road Supervisor at Lahalna ; also to have a Light-house at Ilonolula; alio to ad mit copper for Hawaiian vessels free of duty. Mr. W. C. Jones offered a resolution as fal lows : Reiohtd, " That the Committee on the Ju diciary be instructed to inquire and report whether His Ex. S, H. Phillips, now sitting, ex officio, aa a Noble, is constitutionally eligi ble and entitled to his scat in this Assembly," Passed. Mr. Filipo gave notice of a bill to amend Section 783 of the Civil Code. Mr. Kaukaha gave notice of a bill to amend Section 78, of Chapter 30, Penal Code. Mr. Jones moved that the titles of Bills introduced by His Ex. the Minister of tils Interior be read and passed to Printing Cast mittce. Carried. A bill entitled "An Act to change the tin of sitting of tbe Court of the Fourth Circuit" was put npon its second reading, and ordered to be engrossed. His Ex. S. II. Phillipr moved that the hill be put on its third reading to-morrow. Passed. Mr. Kalakaoa moved to adjourn. Passed,'