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J. MOTT SMITH, Director of the Government Press. HONOLULU : WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29. 16C8. BY AUTHORITY. Tie Iter. A. Kackau and the Rev. Ioani Ii hire been duly licensed to celebrate marriage in conformity with t-ec. i,ib3 or the Civil uoue. Jlr. Kaalewahia has this day been appointed Koad EuperTior for the district or Labaina Itlandf Mini. F. W. IIctchisos, MlnUter of Interior. Home OSee, April S3, 1&68. A brief sketch of the results of the expedition for the relief of the distressed on Hawaii by reason of the volcanic dis tnrbanccs, was made to the Assembly on Friday, by Ilia Excellency the Minister of Foreign Affairs. The visit of the King embraced all the coast visited by the tidal wave, and the districts most convulsed by the earth quake3 and eruptions. The first port vis ited on Hawaii.was Hilo, at which place, aswell as all through Puna,manyhad found a refuge from the destruction which had overwhelmed their homes. The people having been notified of the arrival and purpose of the King, gathered around him, and their cases we erpatieutly investigated and judicious relief dispensed while nil had an opportunity to relate the! experiences to their Sovereign, and receive sympathy and advice from him personally. Itelief extended in such a manner and through such a channel, becomes to the Hawaiian a moral as well as a physical re lief, and its effect upon their spirits in re viving hope and courage under misfortune was as evident, as the increase of their bodily comfort. At Keauhou, Punaluu and Kealaalu similar gatherings of the people were held and their sorest needs supplied, up to the exhaustion or the stores t-ent forward by tho Government. Eight hundred persons were relieved, some of whom bad lo: everything they possessed by the tidal wave, and others by the mud eruption, and some were sunenng lor even necessary clothing. Happily the wants of the Ha waiian aro simple, and his necessities few, and as the taro lands have not been de stroyed to any large extent, and 03 the tackle for fishing in the sea can be replaced by their own ingenuity and labor, there will result from these volcanie disturbances no starvation or extensive suffering from long deprivation of the staples of life. But there are women and children left without husbands and fathers, and there are families who cannot at once replace their loss of the means of livelihood. and there is that depression and discour agement under the overwhelming and total destruction of houses and household ap pliances, which must result in physical dis tress for a time at least. The situation is such, as may properly call upon the chari ty, kindness and sympathy of U3 who have escaped untouched in person and property, for relief. The visit of the King wa3 opportune, not only in giving aid and comfort im mediately, but in showing the extent of the losses, and how private benevolence can most effectually supplement the relief already bestowed. It is in just such emer gencies as this, that the public spirit and virtue of a community may exhibit itself in the brightest colors, and deeds of char ity be done, which shall be held in lasting remembrance by those who may be the re cipients of the bounty. To meat these further needs of tho peo ple in Knu, the active sympathies of Her Majesty Dowager Queen Emma have been .awakened. She ha3 already collected a considerable fund, and it is to be hoped that her application for assistance in this good work, to the hearts of our communi ty may result in a generous response. It is a mutter of great thankfulness that so few lives were lost; let us not forget fhp 1 1 V i n r. vim linvlnr, I Jinn ctM.wl nm the living who, having been SDared.arc through their destitution, proper subjects for our care and consideration. TI1K TKI3ATY. We received not long since the monthly report of the Director of the Bureau of Statistics, for December, of the United Stat3 Treasury Department The por tion on Hawaii has been prepared by the Director, Alex. Delmar, with special lefer ence to the Reciprocity Treaty, now nnder consideration by the Senate. It gives a very thorough statement of our resources, trade and prospects, interesting to os as showing how we are viewed from a distant stand point. Our importance as a station for steamers traversing the Pacific is briefly sketched, and his view of the future is, that we fcball be the way station for a steamer line from Panama to IfoDgkong and San Francisco to Sydney. We glean a few of the state ments ol the Report: "The aggregate "declared value of all imports of unrefined sagars, syrups and molasses into the United Stales from lil countries, during tbft past eight years, 1660 to 1867 inclu sive, -was about $275,000,000. The value of such portion of these articles, entered, as coming from 'the Hawaiian Islands dar ing the same period was about $3,000,000 or a.IRtle luore than one and one-third per cent of the whole. "Of the sugar crop of the Islands of 1862, the United States took one-third ; or that of 1863 two-fiahs; of that of 1864 a little more than two-fifths. "The total trade of the Islands with all )io world, in 1865, was about three and three-fourth millions; that of the United States was $450,000,000 gold. The total trade therefore of tho Islands, compared with that of the United States, wa3 in the ratio of eighty-three cents to oue hundred dollars. " It is the want of capital, as much as any other cause, which has retarded the sugar culture in the Hawaiian Islands. With capital it is safe to predict that the group will become, for its size, one of the most successful sugar-producing countries in the world." Tho statistical tables are full, and show- just what will be the operation of the Treatv on the revenue of the United States. There are some here "who are disposed to lose heart and give up the Treaty as un attainable. We commend to such a care ful perusal of the Congressional document prepared by ilr. DelmaK The delay in the ratification by the Senate can be laid to substantial causes other than bo3tiljfy,and up to the Eastern dates bronght.by the Murray, we sea no reason to say to one another " I told you so." There are always an abundance of croakers, and we hope no true friend of the Treaty will join their ranks. We gather from the tables that, For the fiscal fear endlp June 30th. 1SCT. ire bought of lli Hailed States cf tbeir domestic produce........ ..... And of foreign mtrcnanJtfe. ............. $S6,3S7 87.1SO A total of. $953,537 We told to them during, the name period fl.065.785 or wmcn, xoreign mercnanuise reexported i,6od Leaving of OCT dom. produce the amount of $992,979 These figures show that the difference of exchange between the domestic pro ducts of the two countries may be said to be nearly equal, and if untrammelled with duties on either side would without doubt fullv offset each other. An interesting factappcars in comparing with the tables, which show tho effect of the proposed reciprocity. Under its action we find, taking the gross value of the articles imported by either country from the other, during 18C7, that the United States will release from duty imports from us valued at 8634,258, and we the duty on goods imported from them valued at 639,- 106. Wo therefore release a greater taxa ble basis than they by 81,848, not a largo amouut truly, yet in comparison of the wealth and resources of the two countries quite noticeable when the figures run against the poorer party. It bringn out strongly the fact, that the sacrifice is not wholly on the United States, that the rev enue question, an important consideration with us, is hardly worth attention with them. The sacrifice on the part of the United States, which has been most set forth by those who desire to defeat the Treaty, is that the duties given np by them amount to so much more than those sacrificed by us. Rut this argument is not a conclusive one, for the duties of the two cmntries aro not equal in ratio, and the amount given by the United States in 1868, under its present war rate of taxation, is double or treble perhaps what would be given op, say two years hence, if reciprocity were then under consideration. In other words the present enormous tax on sugars will be reduced as a boon to their own people, irrespective of our treaty, and therefore if released from our sugars now, cannot bo called a gilt to us. If our treaty bo rati fied to-day its advantage to ns will be diminished by this reduction of duty on all foreign sugars, which is sure soon to be made by Congress. By the tables it is shown that the duties collected in 1867 in the United States on merchandise from Hawaii was $503,191, and this amount the Treaty, if it was in operation, would have reduced by $316,- 3. We do not call that stunning figure for Senators to contemplate. The trade of Hawaii is worth a larger bid than that, or else the newspapers have been astray the past year in their editorials? It is true, that more of our sugars nnder the treaty would be made into refining grades, but tho drift now is, to make these grades whether the treaty passes or not, so that we may reasonably conclude that, the duties remitted under the treaty will will never mnch exceed the figure given in the table for 1867. Looking through the interesting facts regarding Hawaii, and the comprehend e tables given by ilr. Delmar, we. regard tho whole document as a powerful argument in favor of the Ireaty taken from the Ameri can point of view. THE EKMPTIorV. Our latest news from the eruption is by the Kiiauea, which left Kealualu on the 21st Inst The immense and terrible lava flow ou Ka huku bad entirely ceased, or at least there arc no vkible signs that it is flowing in sub terranean channels. The lava which burst from the mountain side on the 7tb, and made such a magnificent display that the few tourists who witnessed the scene congrauTatcd themselves upon their good fortune, continued but a few days ere its fires died out, and the rapid river of lava had cooled to stone. So rapid is this cool ing, when the fountain ceases to supply the lava, that the crust may be safely walked npon although it oiay be hot enough to bnrn, and the still liquid lava may be seen but a few Inches below the surface. The lava thrown out in Kahukn parted into several streams, only one of which reached the sea. That which destroyed Capt. Brown's house passed down a mile or two, and ceased but a short distance from the Catholic Church. The main stream fell over the precipice, and has thrown up at the sea a large conical hill similar to Punch BowL This stream is aa, or jagged, rough lava. It is bordered on the Kona side by a stream of pahechoe or smooth lava, the length aud ex tent of which has not yet been traced. Re ference is made to it in the letter ofKev. Mr. Williamson, -which we give below. A party of gentlemen from the steamer visited the flow at Capt. Brown's residence, be being their guide on the, occasion. The lava has kit, uncovered, several places, tops of bills and grassy spots, which look like islands in the black, sterile aa which sur rounds them. On these tminvaded spots many cattle found shelter, and have since been rescued, or when too exhausted for re moval have been slaughtered. It seems wonderful that any should have escaped the effects of the heat, or the stifling gases of the eruption. The wildest bullocks on these spots have been so terrified that they are tame, and even court the assistance of the men who are trying to rescue th:m. Capt Brown, with his stick to test any suspicious spots, led the way over the lava, still so hot as almost to be unbearable, to the top of a hill which Lad not been sub merged, from whence a distant sight was obtained of the bead of the stream. This looked like a cavern in the mountain, as if It had burst, and from its deep recess had issued forth the desolating black stream whose destructive course could be traced to the sea. No fire could be seen at any place; a little smoke, here and there, aloneindicated remaining heat. This flow Las been short and violent. There still remains heavy smoke about the island, and the earthquakes have not entirely ceased. The inhabitants are by no means certain that the volcanic action has entirely ceased, and fear that other lava eruptions will break forth. An opinion is afloat that the smoke can not be accounted for by the volcanic activity thus far observed on Manna Loa. This smoke has been met nearly 500 miles to the westward; and a thousand miles to the eastward by the D. C. Murray, directly in tbe teeth of the trade winds, if it indeed all arises from Manna Loa. Some believe that we shall hear of snbmarinc action far to the eastward, and perhaps a new island, but we will not venture an opinion on smoke. Tbe mud eruption at Eeiwa is quite as great a curiosity as the lava stream nt Ka huku. We hope to have accurate observa tions upon It, hcrealter, to give our readers. We know that it was thrown out with great violence, and accomplished the distance of three miles in an incredibly short space of time Instantly, wc may say. Goats, fleeing for their lives, were caught at its further limit by the hind legs, and held fast, while their fore legs were left free. We now bear that it must have been shot out of the mount ain like a cannon ball, or water nnder press ure from a he; that it passed over a con siderable space of ground, leaving that much uninjured and uncovered. It would not be strange if such were the fact, for the sudden ness and violence of the ernptions (both ot the earth at Kciwa, and the lava at Kahnku), indicate enormous pressure within the mount ain. The floor of the crater of Kilauca has sunk about 500 feet, and no Arc is visible. There are a number of tourists upon Hawaii at present, and many facts will be gleaned of thlsintcrestingeruption. Wcshall havenext week an account ol the living lava steam, as seen by an observer, which is crowded out, and give our readers the following further account of the phenomena ut Kona. Kona, Hawaii, 1-Sth April, 1608. Deau Sir: In continuing mv renort of thn extraordinary volcanic phenomena taking place in this Island I feel that Is now the Jess valuable, Inasmuch as there arc those htrc whoic express object is, to gain every Iota of information for the benefit of the world in general. However, I will as usual send yon my observation of the last week. In the first place, I may state that the Earthquake I'eriod may be said (as far as we know), to be at an end. It is true that we have a continual reminder that there are 6ucli things as earth quake shocks in the world, but in comparison ... i. , ... , . .. : , . i wilm nuui, we cireiicuceu luese. are nothimr. Our greatest anxietv has arisen from the immense volume of smoke which has hun like a pall over the earth for several days, for it not only hindered our sight of w litre me acuvencts oi tuc volcano snowed Itself, but also threatened to destroy all vege tation, and endanger human life. This smoke first discovered itself on Wednesday the 8th. and it increased in density Ontil the sun itself was totally obscured. The appearance of thinirs was so nlarmimr that on the 0th I deemed it prudent to make preparations for a hasty departure in case of any sudden ap pearance of lava flowing towards this place. On Sunday, the 12th, there was a decided change lor the better, and this, together Willi the report that a new crater was formed near Waiohinu, and was in active operation, re assured the remaining inhabitants of Kona, many of whom however bad, and I think wisely and prudently, withdrawn from the Immediate vicinity of the disturbance. The reports received day by day arc sufficiently contradictory to make people doubt respect ing the accuracy of any one of them. Some times we hear live craters are opened, some times four; now they are in this direction, then in that. Mr. Whitney lias witnessed tbe operation of the new crater at Kahnku, which is in close proximity to Cant. Brown's house, the Inmates of which escaped almost miraculously, and his account of the same is sufficiently alarming. One thing Is very re markable: no Indication of the eruption is visible from my house, although but a matter of SO miles at the outside is between us. At first, this was no suprisc, for the smoke was so very nense; it lias now cleared awn y, and still there is nn indication of fire It is reported that the old crater of Maka weoweo has commenced operations again. I have watched for, some sign of this, but have not been able to discover any. I pur pose making a journey to the vicinity of the disturbance, so that I may use my own senses, and not have to rely upon others. My list of earthquakes for the past week Is (and I am not at all sorry, as you may im agine), email. It Is as follows: Wednesday, SM April a. jr., moderate; 8:25 A. sr., light, accompanied with a rut-bing sound; VlW'i M., long and distinct motion; 5:41 r. si., same as last; 9.-03 p. sr., distinct movement of the earth. Thursday 0th. A few slight undulations, (JUL HO Q1SI1I1CL 61IUCK. Friday 10.. 0.O2 A. A. M.. liirht. . jr., heavy-shock; 6:40 Saturday 11M. 5:40 A. M., moderately 6mart shock. Sunday 12th. 6:57 A. jr., two successive shakes: 9:55 r. M., moderate shock. Monday 13A. 9J53 P. M., a distinct rumble In the earth. Tuesday UtK 6:44 A. jr., moderate; 5:14 moacraic. Afril 21st We have had a short respite from the dense smoke, but vesterdav fresh smoke made its appearance, and it Is now very unpleasant. 1 nave made a journey to tbe scene of the late eruption, but everything was quiet: the lava flow had ceased, and the crater was quiescent, litis was last Friday and Saturday, (17th and IStb). The surface of the lava bad sufficiently cooled to allow myself and hwrse to go over the new flow, which wc did. Where the new flow bas crossed the road, I do not consider It to be more than 200 feet : aud perhaps 500 feet In the widest part. There was no indication of fire flowing, although I could see glowing lava about a foot below the surface, where the cracks allowed that depth Jo be seen. The new fctream bas run Into the sea, and formed a small hill away from the old land. The stream comprises two beds, one of pa hoehoc, the other of aa, and they ran side by side. When I visited the spot smoke was rising from orifices on dilTerent parts of the cooling stream. I counted seven of these. The activity, as witnessed by a few fortunate Individuals, was of very short duration. There is no reason tc suppose that the inte rior bas disgorged the whole ofits disturbing element. We have an earthquake daily of greater or less intensity. While away I was unable to note the occurrence of shocks, bat I have the following: Wednesday, 15th 8:05 P. jr., moderately heavy. Saturday, ISiA 10JO p. jr., moderate. Sunday, 19A 12 P. M., moderate. Monday, 20A 8:45 p. jr., light Tuesday 2lstC0 A. JC, light; 7:58 A. x., moderately heavy. So you see we live bad two shocks to-day. Tours trnly, - C. O. Wiixiamsos. l'KOCEEDL-VGN OP THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY- 10 co SrvrMTH Pat, Satchdat, April 15, Assembly met at 10 A. M, II. H. M. Ke- knanaoa in the Chair. Prayer by Mr. Pilips in the absence of the Chaplain. Minutes of preceding day read, and ap proved. rrTiTiox. Mr. Martin presented a petition from Kan, asking that tbe letter carrier may b regularly dispatched every Monday from Waiobinn to Hilo. Referred to Committee on Internal Improvements. Reports or ComiiTTirs. Mr. Kamakau reported from the Judiciary Committee on tbe resolution offered yesterday that said Com mittee should inquire into the right of tho Attorney General to sit in the Assembly as a Noble. On examination, they report that under. See. 42 and 43 of the Constitution, he bas a right to sit bere as a Minister of the Crown, but not as a Noble. Mr. Keliipio moved to adopt the report of the Committee. Carried. The Judiciary Committee farther reported favorably on tbe new credential of tbe mem ber from Ewa and 'Waianae. On motion the report was accepted. On motion of IIi Ex., S. H. Phillips, the member was sworn in. Mr. Kamakaa also reported in regard to the petition from Koolauloa, contesting the elec tion from that district. The committee, on examination, saw no reason why the seat of Mr. Wilder should be disputed. Report adopted. Mr. Kamakau reported on the petition from Hanalei, Kanai, against Mr. Kankaha, and on tho petition from Waimea, Kauai, against Mr. Knudsen. The committee could find no fault with the said elections, and therefore recom mended that tbe petitions be laid npon the table. His Ex., C. deVarigny moved to accept the report. Mr. Nahaku objected, because it was admit ted in the case of the Hanalei election that tbe Inspectors bad done wrong. It will be a bad precedent if the Assembly do away with the law of tbe land, therefore, he moved that the question be taken up to-day by the House in Committee of tbe Whole. Mr. Hitchcock said that the report was to be laid upon the table for further action of tbe House, and that now nothing definite could be done. Mr. Knudsen favored tbe motion of the member from Kaanapali, because he t! that immediate action should be taken npon the question. Mr. KauLaha said that he was at the Polls all day, and nothing illegal was done. .air. Keawehunahala said that too law pro vided for the punishment of Inspectors of Election, but that their misdeeds should not affect the sitting of any member. the motion was lost and tbe report of the Judiciary Committee was accepted. Jlr. uomims reported that ins Majesty would receive the Select Committee to reply to his address on Monday, April 27th, at 12 M. kesoixtioxs. -ilr. Kalakaua offered a res olution that this body attend tbe funeral of lion. J. Kapcna to-morrow. Sunday, at Ka waiahao Church, at .1.31) P. M.; and that the eergeant-at-Arms supply the members with crape, ana tbe House go into mourning 14 days for said deceased, a member of tho House of Nobles. Passed. Mr. Kalu asked leave to introduce certain Bills, of which he had given notice. Uranted. A mil giving jurisdiction for tbe trial of cases or scandal, Jtc, by Police Justices. Bill read and rejected. ilr. Knmahoa introduced a rule that the Chair be empowered to have the Serceaat-at- Arms remove drunken members. Lost. Mr. Kalu introduced a resolution that the amendment to Section 56, of the Constitution, be the order of the day for Monday. Passed. .ir. rianaku introduced a resolution that the pay of the Secretary of the House be fixed at $10 per diem. Tbe Translator $10 per diem, and Messenger and Janitor $1,50 each. Mr. Kalu moved to amend bv navinc the Translator $12 per diem, the Messenger $3, Janitor $1,50. His Ex. C. do Varigny amended by substi tuting the salaries of the last session. .Mr. Jlopu amended to par tbe Secretary $10 per day. Translator $7, Messenger $2, and Janitorsl.su. Losl. First amendment, making the pay of the Secretary $10, Translator $10, Messenger S3, and Janitor $1,50. Carried. Mr. Lyons presented a resolution as follows : Resolved That the Sanitary Committeeof tbe House be instructed to inquire into the ac tion of tho Board of Health with respect to tbe Hospitals for Lepers at Kalihi and on Mo Iokai, and report to the House, and also to re porfthe advisability of further Legislative measures with reference to this unfortunate I class of patients. Passed. His Ex., S. II. Phillips moved the order of the uay. f asseu. Order or the Cat The bill entitled " An Act to change the time of sitting of the Court of the 3d Circuit." Bill passed its third read ing aDd was ordered to the Enrollment Com mittee. Tbe bill entitled "An Act to enable the Col lector General of Customs to permit the with drawal or alconoi m certain cues." Passed. Tbe bill entitled "An Act to provide for tbe adjournments of Courts in tbe absence of tbe presiding Judge," passed its second reading. On motion of 31 r. Judd the bill was referred to tbe Judiciary Committee to correct the Ha waiian translation. Tbe bill entitled " An Act to enlarge the ju risdiction of the Supreme Court," passed its second reading. His Ex., S. II. Phillips said the nature of the bill was, to leave it with the presiding,! judge, as to wncre certain cases should be tried, as olten times it would be for the inter est of the prisoners to be tried at Honolulu or elsewhere. He then moved to refer tbe bill to tbe Judiciary Committee. Passed. Mr. Lyons then offered an amending clause, " Cases shall not be removed for trial trom the district where the crime or misdemeanor has been committed, except with the consent of defendant or his counsel." Passed. On motion of His Ex., C. deVarigny, the Assembly adjourned. Eighth Hat, Mosdat, April 27th. House met at 10 A. M. II. II. M. Keku anaoa in the chair. Prayer by tbe Chaplain. Minutes of preceeding Saturday read and ap proved. Reports or cohmittees. Jlr. Kamakau reported from tho Judiciary Committee that tbe Bill referred to tbem for inspection of the translation was corrected. The report was accepted. Mr. W. C. Joucs reported from the Commit tee a draft of the thanks of the Assembly to His Majesty for bis trip around Hawaii, which he moved be ordered for engrossment. Mr. Keliipio moved to accept the report of the Special Committee. Mr. Kalakaua moved to indefinitely post pone. Lost, Mr. Keliipio's motion was caHed 18 to 17. The address was ordered to engrossment. Resolctio5 Mr. Hitchcock moved that a Special Committee be appointed to which all cases of disputed translation may be referred. The Chair ruled that Mr. U. was out of order. Mr. II. then moved to suspend the rules for tbe consideration of his resolution. Carried. The resolution was passed. Covvittee. Hons. H. R. Hitchcock, D. Kalakaua and C. J. Lyons. Mr. Kalakaua moved that a committee be appointed to consider and report the right of Hon. John Ii to sit in this Assembly. Mr. Keawehunahala moved to lay on the table. He laid that tbe same Nobles sitting now, sat in the last session, and every one knew who tbuy were. It was against the dig nity of the House to offer such a resolution. We might as well inspect the right of the King. Ilis Ex. C. de Varigny amended to refer to the Judiciary Committee Mr. Keawehunahala amended to refer to a Special Committee. Mr. Kaiakaaa said he felt it his duty to raise this question. He expected that some action would have been taken npon it before. Tbe practice of the Assembly had been to in spect tbe credentials of Kepresentatires. and be thought that tbe rights of Nobles should be examined also. . Mr. Keawehunahala moved that the Nobles show their credential. Mr. f. C. Jones read the law. He thought that the Assembly had no right to inspect the credentials of the Nobles, or of the King either. But the Constitution of 1864 says that the At- I eembly shall be the judge of tbe qualifications Nobles and Representatives should not sit to gether, but we have no right to examine the credentials of the Nobles. Mr. Kaukaba opposed tbe motion of the member from Waialua, because the law which we are now discussing, was made by some of the very gentlemen who are now in the House, and it was foolish to continually bring up this question of tbe rights of the Nobles. If we know that any are not sitting bere rightfully, then it will be time to examine the matter. Mr. Upa objected to the motion, because that it was personal. II belongs to the King to name the Nobles, and with his appointments we could not meddle. Mr.E. Jones moved to indefinitely postpone. Mr. Hitchcock moved the order of the day. Passed. Hon. J. O. Dominis asked permission for tbe Committee to reply to the King's address, to retire. Granted. The rules were suspended, and the Chair read the resignation of W. C. Jones, from booth Kona. His Ex. S. H. Phillips moved to refer tbe resignation to the Judiciary Committee, so that it conld be determined if any one was legally elected from that district. Mr. Lyons moved to amend by accepting tne resignation, and ordering a new election in South Kona. Mr. Judd wished to accept the resignation at once, as the Kiiauea was going to-day and we tbonld not deprive that District of a rep resentative any longer than necessary. tx. a. 11. 1'mmps wished the member from Kohala to amend, and declare the seat for South Kona vacant, for u we accept the resignation it would be equivalent to admit ting that tbe gentleman had a right to sit. Mr. Lyons accepted the suggestion, but wished that notice should be immediately sent to South Kona. Mr. Kaukaha wished to hear the reasons of the member from South Kona. Mr. Koakanu said that this resignation was not a wise measure. That the member from South Kona was not a fool, but educated, and he knew more than many members who now sit here. He bad stated his case very forci bly a few days since, and he (Mr. Koakanu) thought this resignation uncalled for, and therefore was against accepting it. His Ex. F. W. Hutchison moved that the member from South Kona be allowed the floor. Carried. Mr. Jones then said that by the D. C. Mur ray he had received news concerning affairs, such that perhaps his presence would be re quired in California. At any rate he could not attend properly to his legislative duties and therefore wished the people of South Kona should supply his place as soon as pos sible. The Vice President stated the question be fore the House. Resolved, " That the seat for South Kona is vacant, and notice shall be sent immediate ly for a new election." His Ex. S. II. Phillips said if we accept this resignation, it would be admitting that tbe gentleman bad something to resign. If a seat be contested, and a contestant choses to with draw, he should say, " I withdraw all claim to this seat." Suppose that in an election one who is ineligible, gets a majority of the votes, if it is proven that he bas no right, then who has the right to the seat. Tbe member from South Kona tells us, that all along he has been intending to resign; suddenly he docs resigns. Shall we then act hastily upon it? The Assembly can not decide without ex amination a to who has the right to tbe scat. As we can not agree upon the form of a mo tion, let this whole question be referred to tbe Judiciary Committee. The Committees are for tho examination of all questions referred by the House and should not be ignored. Mr. Keawehunahala approved. The House should not do any thing without thought. The member from S. Kona had deceived tho House a long time by sitting here with the de sign to resign, and now shall wo treat him with too much consideration? The question is, "Is the seat for South Kona vacant?" Tho House must say whether it is or not. If thv House takes this out of the hands of the Judiciary Committee, we might as well abolish all standing Committees. Mr. Judd amended, to declare tho seat for South Kona vacant. His Ex. C. de Varigny objected, as the seat bad never been filled. The motion of Mr. PhilUps was here read as follows : Tho letter of W. C. Jones shall be referred to the Judiciary Committee, fur them to decide who, if any one, has a right to the seat for South Kona. Mr. Lyons said, he regretted that the mem ber from South Kona had not stood forth like a man, and admitted that be had not been in tbe country 3 years. He wished to state that bis remarks tbe other day, bo bad not argued the eligibility of tbe member, but that the House had no right to act upon it without a petition, and he was surprised to hear some one else had a right to the seat. He thought that the seat should be declared va cant and a new election ordered. Mr. Knudsen said he thought that no one here believed that tbe gentleman had a right to the seat, but he thought that as tho seat was vacant, a new election should be ordered; His Ex. S. H. Phillips said that he wished to close tbe debate if no one else had auy thing to say. Mr. Boyd said the gentleman had no right to bis seat and the House should not have acknowledged him in the first place. Tbe whole thing was wrong from beginning to end. He was of opinion that the seat has been vacant Trom the beginning. Mr. Bishop amended, moving to lay upon the table tho resignation of W. C. Jones, and declaring tho seat for South Kona vacant. He did not believe that a single one in the House believed that Mr. Jones had any right to the scat. His Ex. S. 11. Phillips understood that the alternative is this shall tbe letter be laid upon the table, or be referred to tbe Com mittee ? He still hoped that it would be re ferred to tbe Judiciary Committee. It was likely that the district of riouth Kona would be unrepresented several days. Whose fault was it? A gentleman offered himself here. and resisted the motion to have his case ex amined before the Judiciary Committee. Yet although he had asked several days delay of the Committee, be bad done nothing. Now, at the last moment, he throws in a resignation, upon which we are required to act at once, and order a new election. Sup pose that by tbe steamer this evening an order is sent. Perhaps the gentleman will go up and say that the House have endorsed him, and he ought to be re-elected. What then becomes of the representation ef tbe District? If the electors do not elect aa elig ible person it is the sme as if they had not been at all to the pulls. Now the minority have rights which can not be ignored. He did not think that the rights of tbe people of South Kona would be injured by a delay of a few days. The motion to lay upon the table was put and lost. The motion to refer to tbe Judiciary Com mittee was carried. Tbe Bill to authorise the Collector General of Customs, etc., was reported engrossed. His Ex. C. de Varigny moved it be read by its title. The Bill passed its 3d reading. The House took up the report of the Judici ary Committee, on the Bill to " Enlarge tbe Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court," and, on motion of Mr. Hitchcock, it was read as amend-' ed by the Committee. His Ex. S. U. Phillips moved the amend ments be accepted. Carried. He then moved that the Bill be taken from the Judiciary Committee and referred to a special committee. Adopted. Coxxittee. S. U. Phillips, C. J. Lyons, J. A.Nahaku, V. Knudsen and P. Nahaoltlua. Mr. Kalakaua wished to give to the commit tee certain amendments. Permitted. Mr. Hitchcock moved that the amendments to Article 56 of the Constitution be read. Passed. The amendment was then read by the Sec retary. It relates to increased pay of the Representatives. .Mr. Hitchcock moved that the amendment pass. Motion withdrawn, and His Ex. S. II. Phil lips moved to postpone farther action till to morrow. Carried. His Ex. then moved that the Bill entitled, "An Act to provide for reports of Judicial Business be read. On motion of Mr. Keawehunahala the Bill was referred to a committee of the whole. ' Hon. V. Knudsen was called to the ebalr. The first section was read. Mr. Keawehunahala moved to strike rat " Clerk of the Supreme Court," and insert "Clerk of the Attorney General." Ha thought this should be done, as it was evident that the Clerk of the Supreme Court had his bands full, but the (Zerk of the Attorney General did nothing in particular. II is Ex. the Attornev General wbbed ts know what thn Clerk of the Attorney General should do with these reports. All be could do would be to tie them up with red tape and hand tbem to the Chief Justice. Mr. Keawehunahala'a amendment was lost, and the first section passed. Tbe Bill passed through tho Committee, and was reported to tbe Assembly by tne bnair man. On motion of the Attorney General, the Bill entitled "An Act to provide for aa addi tions.! term of the Circuit Court in the 3d Cir cuit ' was read. Mr. Keawehunahala moved that the Bill be made the order for Wednesday. Passed. On motion of His Ex. C. da Varigny the House adjourned. Nixto Dat, Tcisdat, April 2S. noose met at 10 A. M. H. II. M. Keku- anaoa in the chair. Prayer by the Chaplain. Minutes of the preceeding day read. Mr. Kalakaua moved to expunge from the minutes his motion in regard tu J. 11. Carried. The minutes, as amended, were approved. Petitions. Mr. Keliipio presented a peti tion from ,wa and n alanae on the election in that district. Referred to Judiciary Committee. Mr. Lyons presented a petition from North Kohala asking for a Court House and jail, Also to do away with School Tax. Referred to Finance Committee. Also, to reduce the Horse Tax. Also not to increase Property Tax. Referred. Mr. W. T. Martin presented a petition from Kau, asking that the District Court be held at n aiobiau. His Ex. F. W. Hutchison presented a peti tion from Honolulu, asking an appropriation far the improvement of Liliha Street. Referred to uommittee on Internal Improvements. Mr. Rhodes presented a petition from the Jliutary, asking for an increase of pay. His Ex. C. de Varigny moved to lay the pe tition upon tbe table. Mr. Keliipio moved to refer to the proper committee. Mr. Koakanu supported this motion. Mr. Maheluna said that a very large sum was appropriated for the military, and as far as be could see, the common soldiers get very little pay. Now a petition comes in from this very body, complaining fo insufficient pay. He though that the soldiery was upholding the dignity of the Government, they worked hard, day and night, and should receive at least enough to decently support them. His Ex. C. de Varigny did not object to hearing from the soldiers, but he objected to this mixing up of soldiers pay with other matters, tnereiorc nts motion. Mr. Keawehunahala moved to amtnd by laying upon the table, to be cousidered when the appropriation for military is nnder discus sion, laoicu. Reports or Committees. Chairman of En- rollment Committee reported that the King approved or tne mil changing time forholding uourt in tne 4tn circuit. Mr. Kamakau reported from Judiciarr Com mittee on the case of W. C. Jones, that the Committee agree that in the matter of his elec tion. Article 61 of the Constitution bad not been complied with, and the Clerk of the As sembly, shall, according to Section 79 of the Constitution, order a new election in the dis trict. Report adopted. Mr. Dominis reported that the committee to reply to Ills .Majesty's address, waited upon him at 12 M., Monday, and presented the ad dress prepared by tbe House, and tbe commit tee communicated His Majesty's reply to the House. Report adopted and committee dis charged. Resolutions Mr. Hitchcock moved to sus pend the rules and consider the amendment to Article 56 of tbe Constitution, relating to an increase of pay of tbe members. Carried. Ibe amendment passed its first reading. Mr. Nahaka gave notice of a Bill to amend Sections 92 and 94 of the Civil Code. Mr. v. T, Martin offered a resolution that the Minister of Interior furnish the inhab itants ot Kan land patents free of charire. Referred. His Ex. F. W. Hutchison nresented the items of expenditure of His Majesty's visit to Kau and the several districts afflicted br the late eruption. In all $6,844 43. In view of this expense, be offered a resolution, that tha sum of $6,844 (8 be appropriated to defray the same. Referred to the Finance Committee. Resolution by Mr. Koakanu, that tbe House reconsider the appointment of Interpreter and appoint Mr. McCully in his place. Indefinite ly postponed. Mr. Ilishon gave notice of a resolution amending one of the Rules of the Assembly. His Ex. S. II. Phillips gate notice of the Appropriation Bill. Also an Act to indemnify the Minister of Finance. An Act to amend Chapter 35, Civil Code, relating to Interest on Ooans. Mr. Kalakaua asked leave to introdnro m Hill. Uranted. The Bill was read, to repeal Sec. 1, Chap. 47, Penal Code. Mr. Keawehunahala moved to reject the Bill. Carried. Mr. Nahaku offered a resolution that the travelling expenses of Governors of Maui and Kauai be paid tha same as last session. Passed. His Ex. S. H. Phillips then moved the order of the day. The Bill entitled "An Act to pro vido for the adjournment of Court in tbe ab sence of presiding Justice." Passed its 2d reading, was ordered engrossment. un motion or Ills Ex. 8. H. Phillips, the Bill to provide for an additional term of the 3d Circuit Court, was considered In committee ot toe wnoie. Mr. Nabaku in the chair. Tho Bill was read bv sections. Mr. Lynns moved to amend Section 153, by striking out the word " November " and sub stituting "October." On explanation of Hii Ex. R. II Phni;. Mr. Lyons withdrew his amendment- Abe rcmaininc sections were nnul. nH id. .asscuioiy accepteu tne report, and the Bill pusscu us secona reading. Ihe Bill, "To transfer the supervision of x once ana .executive omcera of fh l.iw Irom tbe Department of Interior to that of tbe Attorney General," was read. ihe Assembly went into committee at th. whole. Mr. Judd in the chair. The Bill was read by sections. Mr. Naha. oielua amended to strike out the word " and " constables ' in Section 3. Amcndnint tA. cepted. His hi. B. U. Phillips Introduced a new section at Section 4. The Bill passed and Ibe Committee rose. The report of the Committee was sDDroved in the Assembly, and, on motion, the Bill was ordered to be engrossed. On motion of tbe Minister of Interior, the Bill relating to tbe Boundary Commissioner. passed tbe first reading. Mr. Hitchcock moved to refer the But to the Committee on Government Lands and Internal Improvements. Carried. Assembly adjourned. California 11 room si. f-A DOZ., ASSORTED QUALITIES, FOR WU sale by U-3m B0LLES & CO. C0TT0NCANVAS. From No. 1 to No. 8, (o arrive per Ship Syren, at greatly reduced prices by ll-3m BOLLES a CO. A SMALL LOT OF adies' and Misses' Silk Cloaks, Direct from Paris, very hands-me, and for sale cheap. ALSO. adies' and Misses' Hoop Skirts, Very small, and tha newest styles. Some very nice French Prints. ALSO, a splendid assortment of adies' and Gents' Kid Gloves, Best quality, all kinds. J3T The attention of tbe Ladies is invited. MRS. J. II. BLACK, Fort Street, PACKET LINES. HAWAIIAN FAGOT LUTE. For San Francisco. THE Al CLIPPER BARK jgfc 3D. 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