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Director of the Government Press,
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 12, 1868.
The Bet. D. J. Lee has been duly licensed
to perform tbe marriage eeremony in all tha
Islands or tail jangaora.
Ferd. TV. Hotchisox,
Home Once, Aug. 11, 1868. Minister of Interior.
Messrs. Kaaxx ml Wx. Mebseburc have
,ben appointed Commissioner? of Prirati
Ways and Water Rights for North and South
Kohala, Island of Ilawaii, in tbe place of
1. fapana ana o. It. ailenna.
Ferd. W.HrTcniscsr,
. Home Offlea, Aug. 11, 1868. Mloiater of Interior.
Tns Cattle-pen on Knkaiau, on tbe mount
ain road from Laupaboeboe to Waimea, has
been set apart as an inelosore for tbe im
. pounding of estrays, for the District of Ha-
makua. Island of Hawaii, in conformity with
becuon Sit or the Civil Code.
Ferd. W. Hctcbisos,
Home Office, Aug. 11, 1808. Minister of Interior.
PrRSCAKT to the provisions of the "Act to
regulate contracts between masters and ser.
rants," tbe following form bas been prepared
"An both languages.
Ferd. W. ntrrcmsox.
. Horn Orncz. 1 . Minister of Interior.
input 1st, lwa. j
Tnis agreement, made and entered into.
this day of , A. D, 18 , by and be
tween of in tbe Island of
party of the first part, and
the second part, witnessetb :
- party of
I. The said party of the second part,
promises to perform such labor upon
in tbe district of and Island of
in tbe capacity of , as the said party o!
the first part, and his heirs, executors and ad'
ministrators shall direct, and that be shall
faithfully and punctually perform the same as
becomes a piod workman, and tbat be will
obey all lawful commands of tbe said party
or toe first part, daring tbe term or
to be compated from the date hereof.
II. Tbe said party of tbe first part for and
on behalf of himself, his heirs, executors and
administrators, will well and truly pay or
cause to be paid unto tbe said party of tbe
second part, at the end of each calendar
month daring which this contract shall remain
in force, compensation or wages at tbe rate of
dollars for each calendar month, if said
party of tbe second part shall well and truly
perform his labor as aforesaid.
III. No contract for tbe renewal of this
.contract, which shall be made while this con
tract is in force, shall be valid.
Doneln duplicate, at on tbe day of
A. v. lb , each party retaining one
In pursuance of the Act of tho Legislature
approved Jane 22, ISGg, the following gentle
men have been appointed Inspectors of fetal
lions for the several districts named.
Honolulu J. 0. Dominis
Ewa and'Waianae J. W. Mnkalena
Waialua .W. C. Lane
Koolaupoko - G. Baranaba
Koolauloa L. Severance
Molokai R. W. Meyer
Labaina E. Jones
Wailuku . Parker Makee
Hana H H I. Harbottle
Makawao. 0. Miner
Libue 1
Koloa D. McBryde
H aimea J
North and South Kohala J. P. Parker
All Commissions previously given are void
rrom tun day.
Ferd. W. Hctcrisov,
Minister of Interlur.
Home Office, July 28, 1668.
The provision in tbe contracts of the
Japanese Immigrants, whereby but one
hair of their wages is to be paid in cash,
and the balance in tickets of credit, to be
cashed at the end of their term of service.
does not satisfy some of them. The con
tracts, they say, were signed by them in
Japan, where food, clothing and articles
of necessity are cheap, and the prices
would be the same, as they supposed, in
' the country to which they were going
' hence, they believed they would have no
occasion to use more than one-half cash
A short experience bas taught them that
a dollar in Hawaii nei, is by no means so
large as the dollar in Japan, and although
so far as living is concerned, they are al
ready provided for at the expense of the
employer, yet they want all of their
pay, that they may use it in the pur
chase of some fancied luxury, or for some
coveted pleasure or enjoyment. The mod
ification of the contract desired by them
does not affect the interest of either the
masters or themselves materially, one way
or the other.
The clause was introduced in Japan by
onr Consul there, with the des.ign, that at
tbe end of service tbe laborer might hare
a fund at hand sufficient to secure him
against immediate want, or 'be taken by
bim back to Japan, if he should elect to
return thither.
The amount of the monthly, wages is
not so large that the payment of the half
or the whole at the end of the month is a
matter of much moment to the employer,
and we think no objection will be made by
any, to enter into an arrangement to pay
the whole at once, provided all engage to
agree to it, and the practice be uniform.
So far as tho men are concerned, such pay
ment in full, will deprive them otie prov
ident fund meant for their own benefit, and
increase the-responsibilities of tbe Board
in caring for them on the expiration of the
Tbe question was brought to the con
sideration of the Board last week by a
planter on Oahu, whose gang declared tbat
they were unwilling to work, unless here
after, they could receive in cash, the whole
of their monthly wages. The same de
mand was made and allowed by a neigh
boring planter, without reference to the
propriety and importance of holding the
Jaborers to the letter of their contracts,
i i r , J 1. t 1,
cmess moaincauuus uro iuuuc uwo
ities, and by .universal consent, so that the
Japanese may clearly understand tbat law
and the terms of their contracts, and not
their own views of hardship must control
in the performance of their labor. A sim-.
ilarityof treatment and air-equal adhesion
to the contract by all parties concerned is
necessary, both for the good of the Japan
ese and tho convenience of the employer.
It Eeems tbat the modification asked for
by the laborers, is one that may with pro
priety be granted. There is a show of
justice, from their stand point, reasoning
as now they do, on the fiild where they
work, instead of, at the port where they
signed the articles, and were ignorant of the
circumstances in which they would be
placed. The explanation of the legal force
of their agreement, and tho endeavor to
convince them of the justice of holding
them to its letter, while it would be proper
enough, is not. we believe, so expedient as
to advise the employers to pay the wages
each month in full, if the men so desire to
be paid.
This is the view which the Board have
adopted and will advise, as we observe
from the following circular which they have
prepared and will distribute to those who
have the Japanese :
8m: At a meeting of tbe Board of Immi
gration held yesterday afternoon. It was
unanimously agreed that a circular be Issued
to the employers of Japanese labor, on tbe
subject of wages, and the mode in which It
should be paid.
Tbe Board wishes It to be well understood
that they disavow any claim to a right on
their part to change tbe contracts msde be
tween employers and their Japanese labor
ers, at the same time tbey feel satisfied, from
representations which have been made to
them, that the men never would have agreed
to receive one-half their wages In paper at
tbe end of eaeb month, bad tbey known the
prices of clothing, tobacco, and other arti
cles which they look upon as necesi-ariee. It
seems clear that the sum of two dollars per
month will not purchase the clothing, etc.,
necessary to their wants, and under these cir
cumstances. It was unanimously agreed by
the Board that thevdo recommend. "That
all those persons who have contracted with
the Board of Immigration for Japanese Im
migrants, be advised to pay their men the
fall amount of their wares due them at the
end of each mouth, if tbe laborers themselves
shoutd so desire,"
There has been some few instances
brought to the notice of the Board, of
hardship, so considered by the employers,
in that they selected servants who were
not perfectly sound and healthy, and have
not therefore received any benefit by the
assignment of the contract.
At the time of the arrival of the Scioto,
the Japanese who were really sick, or were
known to be unfit for service, were retain
ed by the Board for medical treatment and
subsequent disposal, and bothin the medical
selection at Yokohama and care . on the
passage hither, every precaution wa3 used
to insure p. healthy and useful class of im
migrants. Hence, tho Board acting in the
service of the public and for the general
good, discharged its whole duty in the
premises, and without discussing the legal
points involved in tho transfer and deliv
ery of contracts, we may justly infer on
general principles, are not bound to make
good losses which the employers may sus
tain from defects not apparent at the time
of transfer, or from visitation of God in the
death of the immigrant. A Japanese who
seemed healthy on arrival, both to the
agent of the Board and to the employer
who chose him from the crowd, or who de
ceived both by tho simnlation of health,
ought not to be thrown back on the public
purse, if afterwards it proves tbat be was
really subject to organic or serious disease.
Tho only safe principal to adopt is, that
the employer must rnn his own risks in the
selection, especially when he is as fully in
possession of the condition of tbe servant
as the Board itself. If the contrary ob
tain, there will be no end to the reclama
tions made upon the Board through cither
real or fancied disabilities, and the coun
try, after a time, instead of having labor
ers, will be saddled with the maintenance
of paupers.
Contracts of this character, when nego
tiated by private parties, are not burdened
with any reclamations when both parties
have acted in good faith. Mishaps and
losses, before the transfer of contract, fall
npon the merchant, after its transfer, upon
the employer.
Happily, so far in the operations of the
Board, no great loss has arisen by reason
of sick or unsound immigrants, and there
fore, the consideration of individual cases
of hardship may bo based on the score of
individual relief. The supply of laborers
a difficult and important business to
manage; it is sought to be conducted to
the public advantage and mnst be governed
by general principles which shall affect all
equally, but being relieved from those in-
uences incident to private speculation,
questions of loss arising to private parties
in its prosecution, need not be confined to
the strictness of legal responsibility.
Death or a Navt Schgeon. A letter from
Acapnlco informs us of the deaths of Dr.
Bice, Assistant Surgeon on the U. S. war
steamer Ouippee. The U. S. steamer Ouippee
arrived at Acapulco on the 14th Instant,
having been down on tbe coast of Central
America over two months. The greater
part of this time was spent at Corinta, Nica
ragua, where tbe most deadly malaria arises
from tbe surrounding marshes at tbe beginn
ing of tbe rainy season. The crew of the
Ooippte suffered from the effects or this
malaria, producing violent congestions of
the head, lung?, liver and stomach, constitut
ing tbe pernicious fever of Mississippi and
tbe Southern United States. Since reaching
Acapulco the fever has abated. 'Among tbe
number of fatal cases were those of Assis
tant Snrgeon John McD. Bice and Frederick
L. Hendee, Paymaster's. Clerk. Dr. Bice's
death Is deeply lamented. Bulletin
Transferred. Captaiu Ed. Middleton,
Lieutenant Command Merriman and Pay
master Doran have been transferred from tbe
Navy Yard at Mare Island to tbe U. S. war
steamer limaeola, flag ship of the North
Pacific squadron, now on her way from Vic
toria Captain Middleton will be Commander
of the Rntacola, and Paymaster Doran will
be Paymaster of the fleet.
Small pox Is on tbe Increase lu San Fran
cisco to such an extent tbat tbe Board of
Health have adopted most rigorous measures
to check it. Tbe disease is almost exclu
sively confined to tbe white race, the Chinese
having so tar kept clear of it.
Tbe shoemakers work harder and lati long
er than any other class.
People who elope rarely take pains to
env-elopc their faults.
As thn great railroad on the American
Continent progresses, the rivalry of the
two Companies engaged in ita construc
tion seems to increase. The prize in view
is, not only tbe vast business to be divided
according to the respective length of the
road owned by .each, bat the land and sub
sidy granted by the Government to each
mile of the road finished. Hence, the al
most superhuman energy displayed in
pushing forward the track, and the accom
plishment of results in a space of time so
much less than wa3 anticipated. Tbe
Union Pacific, from the eastern side, have
already passed the seven hundredth mile
from Omaha, and have surmounted the dif
ficulties of the Rocky Mountain Pass, and
left it fifty miles behind. They are push
ing on for Salt Lake at the rate of from
one to three miles per day.
From tho western end, tho Central Pa
cific have pushed their road across the Si
erra, and the easier work of the eastern
slope of tbe nionntain, and the plains of
the Salt Lake Basin, will enable them to
compete, in miles per day, with thosa at
work at the other end of the road. The
day that the locomotive made its first
journey over the Summit, last Spring, was
properly made an occasion of congratula
tion and rejoicing by the Company a
large excursion train having been sent to
duly celebrate tbe event.
The passage of the Sierra wns once
deemed almost an impossibility, and her
culean labor, as well as great engineering
skill have been laid out upon its rngged
elopes. AVhile the 181 miles from Sacra
mento have been in progress, more than
COO miles of tbe track on the eastern end
have been laid.
Tho Central Pacific Railroad is now in
running order from Sacramento to Reno, a
distance of 154 miles. Tbe grading and
tracking of tho Sierra Nevada, which wa3
anciently the bngbear, and always the only
great difficuly in the way of building the
Continental Railroad, is now u thing of
the past. The formidable barrier which
formerly required many days of painful
climbing and descending to surmount, can
now be comfortably crossed in a few hours.
Reno is about 20 miles from Virginia City.
The Central Pacific have 9,000 men at
woik. to be now placed npon the easier
grades of tho plains. Tho track is already
laid to the Truckee, 33 mile3 east of Reno,
and 187 miles from Sacramento. Grading
is progressing rapidly across the desert
from tho Truckee to Humboldt Lake, and
will be pushed forwnrd to Salt Lako as
raoidlv as nossible. From Big Bend to
Gravelly Ford, 227 miles, the grading is
said to be very light. It is not improba
ble this space will be spanned by October
or November. Gravelly Ford is 417 miles
east of Sacramento, and only 234 miles
we3t of Salt Lake.
The two Companies had designed to
meet at Salt Lake this being the ob
jective point of each the Central Com
pany hoping to Btretch on a little beyond
to Weber Canon, 70 miles further but
tho. Union Pacific has secured a new ally
in tho Mormons, who havo already con
tracted to grade 100 miles fronWheir city,
eastward, to Echo Canon. The Presi
dent of the Central Pacific found, on
bis late visit to Salt Lake, that the ri
val Company had already secured the
ground. The Union Pacific have, there
fore, now under contract, and the woik in
progress, from the completed end of their
line near Evan's Pass to Salt Lake, a dis
tance of 521 miles. As it is almost a
physical impossibility to lay more than
300 miles of track by hand in a country
so rough as that of the Rock Mountain
region, in a year, it is probable that the
"hews of the success of the California
track-layers has induced the Union Com
pany to grade more rapidly than they h d
before intended, knowing that they will
soon be able to pnt down tbeir iron at the
rate of five miles in twenty-four hoars.
By the end of this year, thero will be a
gap of only 400 miles between tbe ends of
the two roads, and only eight days be
tween New York and San Francisco. It
is confidently believed now, tbat by July of
next year, the road will be completed, and
the cars rnnning. Already, the way busi
ness of each road is large, and rapidly in.
creasing, so that when the line is com
pleted, and through traffic commences,
there is little doubt that tbe road will be a
profitable investment.
This great Overland Railroad is watched
not only with interest by the nation whose
special work it is, and for whose advantage
it is being constructed, but its incidental
benefits to us, and to other neighboring
countries, causes its progress to be re
garded with interest also. As to mail
matter and light freights we shall, with
tbe establishment of steamers, be brought
within 17 days of New York; while the
effect of the road upon the commerce and
traversing of the Pacific, will make our
Islands one of the way-stations of traffic.
Feast ob Famisk. Twenty-live days In
tervened between our last arrival from the
Coast by the Montana, up to that of the
Jieynard a period sufficiently long to make
every one quite hungry for letters and news.
By our regular packet communication, we
should have had to wait at least sO'me days
Iongcrrand must do so, so far as the trans
portation of merchandise is concerned. The
interval .of tbe outgoing mail will be equally
long. The steamer left July 23d, and our
next chance will probably not happen before
tbe next steamer day, August 38th. These
long Intervals are suggestive of what we are
to endure with tbe present arrangement of
vessels. It requires no great calculation to
see that with one steamer on the line, tbe
mails will not be as frequent, or tbe corn-
mnnicatlou with the Coast as regular and
convenient, as In the days when the sailing executed for particIpaUnglu the recent con
packets were our only dependence. ' spiracy.
By the schooner AUuka, from Portland,
we have received papers with eastern tele
grams up to July 0th. The following Items
embrace the news of most interest:
Chicago, July 4. The President's Am
nesty Proclamation is as follows, omitting
whereases: "Now. therefore, be It known
tbat I, Andrew Johnson, President of tbe
United States, do, by virtue of the Constitu
tion, and in the name of the people of the
United States, hereby proclaim that uncon
ditionally and without reservation, to all and
every person who directly or Indirectly par
ticipated in tbe late Insurrection or rebellion,
excepting such person or persons as may be
under presentment or Indictment in tbe
United States Courts having competent ju
risdiction upon charges of treason or other
felony, full pardon and amnesty for the of
fense of treason against tbe United States,
or adhering to their enemies during the late
civil war, with the restoration of all rights
except as to slaves, and except also as to any
firoperty of which any person may have been
egally divested under the laws of tbe'United
States." The proclamation Is dated July 4.
Washington, July 7. In the House, Ste
vens, as a matter of privilege, presented a
resolution proposing tbe appointment of a
committee to report articles of impeachment
The first article charges the President with
the abuse of Government patronage; tbe
second, with the usurpation of power in es
tablishing provisional governments; third,
with attempting to bribe the Colorado Sena
tors; with pardoning deserters; with ap
pointing persons to office who could not
take the test oath; with restoring forfeited
property, and with selling, and allowing- to
be sold, pardons. Stevens also submitted a
long printed speech In support of his resolu
tion, which he asked to have printed in tbe
Globe. Finally, on Steven's motion, tbe mat
ter was postponed to Monday, two weeks.
Williams, or Pennsylvania, said he desired,
as a matter of privilege, to submit additional
articles of impeachment, which he had pre
pared some time ago, and he should desire to
support them by argument, bnt would not
occupy the time 'of the House now, If al
lowed to print them in the Globe, which pro
position was allowed.
New Yobs, July 7. While Peter Caggcr,
(Delegate to tho Democratic Convention),
and John E. Devlin were riding in Central
Park, last night, their horses ran off, and
threw both gentlemen out of the vehicle.
Ciiggcr was found about midnight, dead his
neck broken. Devlin is still unconscious,
and lies in a critical condition.
In the Democratic Convention, the result
on first ballot was as follows:
Total vote, S17. Necessary to a choice,
313. Pendleton, 105; Johnson, 64; Church,
Si; English, 10; Donlittle, 14; Hancock,
33&; Parker. 13; Packer, 20. The balance
were scattering. Several other ballots were
then taken.
New Tohk, July 9. Pendleton has with
drawn. Nineteenth ballot Hendricks, 107;
Hancock, 135K; Field, 15; Seymour, of Con
necticut, 9; Blair, 13f. Massachusetts goes
for Seymour. On the 21st ballot, Ohio again
nominates Horatlon Seymour, who again de
clines; but declination not accepted. Sev
eral States changed their votes for Seymour,
who was nominated on tho 32d ballot with
great enthuslam.
Frank P. Blair has been nominated for the
Honduras letters of May 4th state that the
colony of Norwegians who settled near San
Pedro, bas mostly departed for the United
States, tho cotton crop being a failure, hav
ing been destroyed by the cotton worm.
Santa Ana being penniless, remains quiet.
San Fbancisco, July 9. The unterrlfled
Democracy hold a ratification meeting to
night, and will be addressed by Gov. Halght,
Mr. Casserly and others. The Examiner
places thb name of Horatio Scvmour ut the
head of its columns, hut omits the name of
the nominee for the Vlcc-Presldcncy.
New York quotations, to-day, gold closed
at 140.
The Chilean Congress is in session. The
President's message expresses a disbelief of
any renewal oi Hostilities witu Spain, ana so
far as Chile is concerned peace seemed cer
tain. Yellow fever lias diminished at Lima and
entirely disappeared from Cailao. The total
deaths by thu disease amount to ten thou
sand. The English and French Vice Consuls
are among thu victims. Rnmors are afloat
of an approaching revolution and several
persons haVu been arrested.
Two severe shocks of an earthquake were
licit in Northern Ecuador June 17th. Much
groncrty was destroyed. Five persons were
aried in the ruins.
Captain Robert H. Pearson, of tbe P. M.
S. S. Co., died In San Francisco July 9tb,
from heart disease.
The whole number of emigrants arriving
at Castle Garden, New York, from Europe,
during tbe two months ending on the tlth
Instant, is officially stated at 81,781.
Victoria, V. I., July 1. Considerable ex
citement exists in this city in consequence
of a serious disturbance which took place at
Burrard Inlet yesterday. It appears tbat the
Sheriff, with a posse of special policemen,
was instructed to proceed to Burrard Inlet
and seize the ship Jloneta on account of a
salvage claim. On tbeir arrival there. Cant.
jurisdiction of Justice -Need ham, who Issued
lue wru, am not exienu to mat district, ana
that If tbey persisted in boardinir her be
would be obliged to resist them. There were
a number of men on board tbe ship fully
armed at the time and ready to obey the cap
tain's orders regardless of consequences.
After a 6hort parley theSherlff determined to
gain possession oi ine suip at any cost, and
commanded his men to follow bim. Altera
a desperate struggle, which lasted but a short
time, tue oiierm succeeded in gaining bis ob
ject. No firearms were discharged, but hand
spiKes ana otuer weapons were freely used,
umccr .Mcuiuan. oi tue Dollee force, was
stabbed, but nut seriously. Tbe Sheriff was
also slightly hurt. The vessel has been tow
ed to Esquimau, and the captain and crew
nave Deen arrested oy ine naval autnorilles.
European News.
London, July 2. Gen. Napier arrived to
day. An immense crowd assembled at the
railroad depot to welcome bim. Much en
thuslasm was manifested. The House of
Lords unanimously adopted a vote of thanks
touen. itapicrana ine omcers ana men of
the Abyssinian expedition. Tbe Prince of
Wales, Prince Alfred and many members of
the court were present at tbe House of Com
mons. All the galleries were crowded by a
brilliant throng, it being known tbat General
Napier would be present. The General was
greeted with much warmth. Disraeli moved
and Gladstone seconded a vote of thanks.
wnicu was cameo wuuoui a dissenting voice.
Fahis, July 2. In the Corps LegUlatif,
dnring tbe debate on tbe Budiret. Maine, the
Minister (if Finance, replied to the attacks
on tue uovernment lor tue military prepara
tions. Ho said armament or disarmament
was equally a pledge of ueace.
Oliver said that nations are led to arm
themselves through fear of France, which
held tbe lead among the nations of Europe.
Sbc can dispense with a costly armament and
Improve ber financial condition.
Belgrade. Jnly 2. Tbo National Cham-
ber of Scrvia has confirmed the accession of
.Milan IV, to the throne, it also endorsed
the regency appointed to act during his
minority, frlncc Milan made a brlerspeech
to tbe Chambers. He said tbat atthouirh
young, he would endeavor to make tbe
people happy. Great rejoicings are going
uii luruaguuui iuo i micipaiiiy. g
Stctoakt, July 2. Minister Brancroft has
arrived t ntgotiate tbe naturalization treaty.
SoumpoRT, Jnly 6. Minister Bancroft
bas had an interview with King Charles, at
which be presented his credentials as rcore-
tentative irom iue unncu states. He bad
an Invitation to dine with the King. It is
understood tbat Government Is ready to
ratify the naturalization treaty with the
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United Slates.
London. July 7. In the House of Lords
the petition of the people of Nova Scotia
was presented; praying Parliament to allow
them to separate from tbe new dominion of
A dispatcli from Shangbae represents that
tbe revolution In Japan has assumed a new
phase. It U reported tbat a combination bas
been formed by twelve of the most powerful
Damios airainsl tbe Mikado. These new
complications threaten to postpone inde
finitely tbe restoration of tranquility to tbat
Sir Morton Peto passed thronub bank
ruptcy and has been discharged.
oELGUAYBjrJnlr 7. Jiemaborts. brother-
in-law of Prince Kara Gorgorrebek hat been
July 37. A short executive session of the
Senate was held, after which legislative busi
ness was resumed.
Tbe Foreign Relations Committee was In
structed to Inquire Into tbe expediency of
making a treaty with England for reciprocity
with Canada.
Tbe Conference Committee's report on the
Alaska Bill was concurred in.
At 12 M., the President pro tern, announced
that the Senate would now take a recess till
the third Monday of September.
The House, by 85 to GO, agreed to the Sen
ate resolution to adjoum from Monday next
to the third Monday In September.
The President and the members of the Cab
inet were at the Capital to-day, signing bills,
Many hundreds of persons gathered at tho
Senate main door, anxiously awaiting the ac
tion of the Senate affecting nominations.
The following were confirmed: Gen. Rosen
crans. Minister to Mexico: Cbas. N. Felton.
Treasurer Branch Mint, San Tranclsco; Eno
B. Hodge. Assistant Justice of tbe Supremo
Court of Utah.
The Senate confirmed Holland Smith as
Postmaster at San Francisco.
New York. Julv20. Tbe President's mes
sage transmitting the ratification resolutions
of Louisiana ana south Carolina was receiv
ed and referred to the Judiciary Committee
also a message enclosing correspondence of
tue ucpartmeni oi state wiiu uen. van vai
kenburg, U. S. Minister to Japan, relative to
the suppression of the coolie trade. Several
other executive communications were receiv
ed and referred.
July 26. The news from Asplnwall is un
Imoortant. The Provisional Government con
tinued In possession of Panama. There has
been no fighting. It is expected tbat Diaz
will be banished to San Francisco by the next
Jnlv 37. A dlsnatch from Savannah sari
Jeff. Davis will soon sail for Europe; ho will
be represented, on coming to trial, Dy Ills
A concurrent resolution was adopted de
claring that three-fourths of the States, in
cluding Ohio and New Jersey, having ratified
the Fourteenth Amendment, It bas become a
cart of tbe Constitution.
in tbe Senate evening session, a joint res
olution was passed authorizing the payment
to the full amount of $500,000 to tbe Pacific
Mail Company for tbe Chinese and Japanese
China, to July 12tb say that the entire rebel
army has abandoned tbe attempt to take
Tientsin, and marched off in a southerly
The Commons riassed the bill for the pur
chase of all the telegraph lines in the Kingdom
by Government. Tbe reports of the harvest
show tbe crops quite equal to tbe average
London, July 24th. The House of Com
mons considered the Bribery Bill.
Mr. Fawcett moved to reinsert the clause
providing that election expenses be paid by
local rates Instead of by the candidates.
Mr. Disraeli opposed this, as giving no
guarantee to the ratepayers agains. the ex
penses caused by Improper candidates or
political adventurers.
The motion was rejected, and the bill
London, July 27th. Further advices from
Japan to the 30th of June arc received. All
thu foreign Ministers have united In a protest
against the revival of thu Mikado's decrees
against Christians. Civil war continued to
rage with great violence. Tho troops of the
Mikado were in possession of alt the ports
opened bv tbe treaty to foreign powers. A
brother of the Stotsbashi was at the bead of
the revolt againstthe spiritual Emperor. He
had a large army and was gradnlly advanc
ing on Yedo, where tbe party of tbo Tycoon
Is very strong. There has been some fight
ing in tho vlj'inlty of Yedo, but with no
decisive results. It was thought that tbe
war between the parties whose respective
strength ana resources appeared to oe so
evenly balanced would result in a division
or the country into two independent em
pires, governed by the Mikado and the
Paris, July SCtli. The Corps Lcglsiatlf
passed the bill assigning four millions of
francs in rentes as a partials satisfaction of
tne claims ot noiacrs oi i ranco--Mexican
London, July 20th. The following bas
been received from Rome: Tbe police have
discovered a mine to blow up the fortifications
on Mount .werliiiu ijj two sentinels were
recently attacked in the night aud wounded.
The police have seized a quantity of red and
black Garibaldi shirts. Tbe licenses have
been withdrawn from all the wine shops in
the Koman campagna.
Baltimore, July 24tb. A tremendous rain
has been falling since early this morning. A
portion or the city is entirely flooded ; tbe
Maryland Insttnte is surrounded by a sbeet
oi rusuing water, carrying uog9ueaas, oaies
of hay. etc.. with it. The first floors of stores
on Frederick and Harrison streets are under
water, and merchants are compelled to re
move their goods to upper stories. Tbe
river has been rising at tbe rate or two Inches
per minute since one o'clock, and several
streets arc converted into rushing torrents,
A city passenger car was swept from the
track on uay street down Harrison street.
with a number of passengers; the wildest
rumors prevailed in regard to the number
drowned, some .estimating the number at
seven and others saying tbat all were drowned
Dut one. it is impossioie now io get at ine
tacts. A number oi dray horses ana some
drivers are reported drowned. Thero is no
communication between the western por
tions or the city, as the Hood Is sweeping
everything before it. No communication is
had south by telegraph, all the lines being
aown. io sucu nooa was ever Known nere.
Baltimore, July 25. The losses by tbe
flood yesterday were several millions. Tbe
following firms were among the sufferers:
Jleald & Co., tannery, fc,000; Woods,
Weeks & Co., $30,000: Fisher Bros., $10,000;
Larabee & Co.'a iron foundry gave way and
the west wall fell, causing heavy loss. At
Elllcott City the destruction of life and pro
perty was great. Thirty houses were swept
away. Some containing whole families, who
were drowned. The fosses of property at
Elllcott City are: Gambrcll's Lower Pat
aspac Flour Mill entirely swept away;
Upper Mill partially destroyed; Granite
Cotton 31111, of B. D. Ford, some of the walls
of which were 20 feet thick, cost 100,000, is
a total ruin; Gray's Cotton Factory con
siderably damaged; Union Cotton Mill,
above Elllcott City, badly damaged and much
cotton lost; tbe Avaloon Mill and Iron
Works, near the Relay House are swept away.
Tbe loss of life In Baltimore City is not
known to exceed four, only tbat number of
bodies having been as yet found. No doubt
some were swept into tbe river.
Baltimore. Julv 26. Thirtv-seven ner-'
sons are reported drowned at Eliicott's Mill
and 26 In Baltimore. Tbe river is jammed
with the wrecks of SO houses, factory fix
tures and every species of property.
Vienna, July 20. Baron Von Liber, late
Minister, resident at Hamburg, bas been
appointed Minister. Plenipotentiary to the
uniiea siaies.
London, -July 19. A popular demonstra
tion took place to-day In favor ofparllamcn
tary measnres for the abolition of tbe Irish
Church Establishment, Tbe procession,
carrying banners and wearing green ribbons,
firocceded to Hyde Park, where a mass met t
ng was organized and addressed by several
speakers. Resolutions strongly protesting
againsyhe rejection by tbe House of Lords
of the Irish Church appointments and Sus
pension Bill, were adopted. About 2,000
persons were present Tbe meeting was
orderly, and there was no interference on tbe
part of the police.
Dublin, July 17. Archbishop Cnllen, the
Catholic Primate of Ireland, Is confined to
his bed by sickness.
London, Jnly 19. On Thurday last Ad
miral Farragut received, through tbe Prince
of Wales, who was visiting the American
fleet, an invitation to visit the Queen. The
next day the Admiral and tbe principal offi
cers of bis fleet proceeded to Osborn House,
where thev were received in tbe most cordial
manner by Her Majesty, the Prince of Wales,
tbe Duke of Edlnburr. and the members of
the Royal Court.
Beports of the birr est from all points of
tbe United Kingdom show tbat the yield of
wneat exceeds tue annual average.
ew Yonc July lb. the thermometer
to-day stood S3 deg. There were about 100
cases of prostration from beat yesterday, and
as many to-day ; about half of them fataL
Amoncr tbe deaths by sunstroke to-day was
Dr. W. T. C Morton, the discoverer ofether.--
30 sunstrokes were reported at Albany yes
terday, 21 fataL- There were 13 death from
the same cause lu Philadelphia. 15 case in
Baltimore, and a number in other portions
of the country.
Provision Dealer,
tbe Inhabitants of tbe Hawaiian Islands,
tbat he has opened the
Stone Store on Tort Street,
Varied Assortment of Groceries,
and hopes by strict peracnat attention to all
orders, and by conducting the business on
principles that will secure and serve the public,
1 4 meet with a liberal portion of their snpport.
The follo-Tiair comprise tho lint
of Goods la Stock t
Westphalia Hams,
California Hams,
California Baeon,
California Cheese,
Clear Family Pork,
Pickled Salmon.
Fresh Lard in tins,
Preserved Meats,
Roast Beef, in 2 U tins,
Boast Mutton, in 2 lb tins,
Beefsteak in 2 lb tins,
Turkey, in 2 lb tins.
Chicken, in 2 lb tins,
Sausage, in 2 lb tins,
Ox Tall Soup, do.
Veg. Soup, do.
McMurray's Oysters,
Spiced Oysters, 2 lb tins,
Oviters. In 1 lb tins. -
Uandien t Baker's Oysters, 1 tb tins.
Lewis' Salmon, Z lb tins.
. Columbia Blrer do, 1 lb tins.
Fresh Lobsters,
- Fresh Qaohangt,
Fresh Clams,
Assorted English Pie Fruits,
English Pickles, assorted,
Boston Pickles, 1 eal. jars.
Boston Pickles, half-gal. jars.
Cats. Pickles, do.
Sardines, 1 tins.
Sardines, tins.
English Jams,
Assorted, in 1 and 2 lb tins.
Fresh Apricots, 2 lb tins,
Fresh Peaches, do,
.Fresh Egg Plums, do,
e. Green Peas, do,
Oreen Corn, do.
Fresh Oreen Peal,
French Pates,
and Aspargns,
Crushed Sugar, half barrels,
Ko. 1 Brown Sugar, No. 2 hrown sugar.
Golden Gate Flour, nr. sacks.
Fresh Wheat Meal, Fresh Cora Meal,
Fresh Wine' Crackers,
In tins,
Fresh Wafer Crackers in tins.
Fresh Picnie Crackers, in tins.
Fresh Water Crackers, in tins.
Fresh Jenny Lmd Cakes.
Fresh Split Peas, Fresh Tapioca,
Fresh Pearl Sago,
Fresh TVrrowroot, Fresh Pearl Barley,
Fresh Manna,
Fresh Carraway Seed,'
Fresh Canary Seed, Fresh Bape Seed,
IVo. 1 Ilnirnilim Rice,
Fresh Corn Starch,
Fresh Maccaronl, '
Fresh Vermicelli,
Fresh Dried Apples,
Fresh Island Syrup,
Card Matches, Candles,
Cigars and Tobacco,
Bath Bricks, English Starch,
Indigo Blue, Stine Blue,
Honey In 3 I,l. tins,
California Hops,
Kerosene Oil, Downer's,
Vine Table Salt in glass jars,
Fine Table Salt in boxes,
Lea A Perrin's Sauce, pints A half pints,
inutney baaee.
East India Chutney,
East India Curry,
Tomato Catsup', Mrs. Morris' Catsnp,
English Mustard in glass,
California Mustard in gloss,
California Pepper in glass,
Fresh Ground Pepper,
Pepper Sanee,
Cayenne Pepper,
White Wino Vinegar,
Malt Vinegar,
Assorted English Herbs,
Assorted Spices,
Burnett's Extracts,
Salad Oil, Preston's Chocolate,
Uelatine, Cox's,
Malegatawny Paste,
Curry Paste,
Saleratus in glass,
Saleratus in 10 lb. jars,
Carb. Soda, in glass,
Carb. Sods, In 10 lb jars.
Cream Tartar in glass,
Preston A Merrill , i Yeast Powder,
.t ine uurrants in 10 lb. mrs.
fine: itAisixg,
Lemon Peel,
Orange Peel,
Citron Peel,
Ground Cassia,
Ground Clores,
Ground Allspice,
uround Uinger,
CALIFORNIA OATS, extra quality,
New Cala. Potatoes,
Sew California OhIorb,
Boasted on tbe latest Improved principle.
H. M., having paid especial attention to
this department, would suggest a trial of his
Tbe choicest growth of China and Japan,
producing a combination of strength, flavour
and richness, that no unmixed quality eu
compart with. 27At
CAXirOSHlA. oxbok ax joxhw
San Franciscojrt KtWn Um.
The Company's Splendid A 1 Steamships
ggk IDAHO, 4iCL
F. COXNOK, Commander,
"Will rttn ltvren HoboIhIhjijiA Si
Francisco toy the follovrtT
Tim Tublet
Honolulu 3Iy
Sn Francisco 5Uy!S
Uonolnlo..! Juno IS
San FranclJco. Jnly 4
Honolulu Jolr a
Sua rraacta....SIsy S
tloBololn.. ....... Jon 9
San mndia....Jaa SS
Qrnolnla Jaly
San TruKlico Aus: 3
Stn rranctoeo Aug 10
lIODOlola ass
Honolulu.. ..i Aog Ssgn Friidco....-Spt 10
Thronrh frelebt to Portland and Victoria.
will ba taken at reasonable rates, and
iabcral Advances 9f aie sb all
ShlfizneHttt per Steamer.
Insurance guaranteed at lower rates than by
sailing ressels. Particular care taken of ship
ments of Fruit. .
All orders for Goods to be pnrehajed la can
Francisco, will be receired and filled by return
of Steamer. H. HACKFELD i CO..
24-3m Agent.
tr-Shipments from Europe and the United
States, Intended for these Islands, will be, re
ceired by the Company in San Franeiseo, if
consigned to them, and be forwarded by their
Steamers to Honolulu, tuze or emcee, ex
cept actual outlay.
For Victoria, B. C.
J. A. Gardiner. Master.
the abore port,
to 30-31
For freieht or paisatte acolr
T1IK0. H. DAVIES, Ag't.
For Portland, Oregon.
the n.tB CLirpzn ixeji
MILLER, Master,
Now due from Humboldt Bay, WILL HAVE
DISPATCH for the abore port on ber arriral.
For freisht or passage, haring superior ae-
Icommodations for Cabin and Steerage passen
gers, apply to
30- Agents.
For San Francisco,
the rixz currxB sasc
N. C. BROOKS, Master,
Will sail for the abore port on SATURDAY,
AUGUST 15th.
For balance of freight and passage, baring
superior accommodations for Cabin and Steer
age passengers, apply to the Captain on board
30- Agents.
For San Francisco.
The following First-Clan Ves
sels will run regularly in the
Honolulu Line:
Eor Freirht or Pafiace. barlne Superior
Accommodations for Cabin and Steerage Pas
sengers, apply to
20-3m Agents.
Will run during the present quarter as follows
Monday, June 29 Monday, July 20
Monday, July 8 Monday, Jnly, 27
Monday, July 13 Monday, August 3
Laying up the Week eommeadng Aug. 10.
Monday, August 17 Monday, September 7
Monday, August 24 Monday, September 14
Monday, August 31
' At 4 p. v., precisely, touching at
Ifakee's Landing,
Kawalbaef and
Kealakekna, Wednesday, about noon,
Kaiiua, Wrduelday erenings,
Kawaihae a Mahukons, Thursday OTrningf,
Arriving back at Honolulu Saturday mornings.
21- WALKER & ALLEN, Agents.
Carrying the Hawaiian Mail mitkaut Suliijjt
win Leave Honolulu Erery Saturday.
at Four o'clock p. v., Returning, wiU bare
.'Bwiiiwm every xuesuay atternoon.
tor rreicnt or Pasture, annlr if.
tv"" poster a co.
Will run resularlr as a Paiket tilran Tfonn.
lulu and Hilo. For freight or fassage, apply
on board, or to CHUNG H00N,
24-3m Agent.
For Lahaina and Matee's Lswiwf .
The flue itannch clipper schooner
a w nawiil
a-a ,aaa Urn mm Am
Si 1 I ! 9 Sa I. ' I
E. D. CRANE, Master,
Will rnn reimlarlr and nnni-tiiallr nn tho
abore route. For freight or passage apply
to the Master on board, or to
For Hilo anil Kupataa, Hawaii.
Sch. Active,
Will run as a regular packet to the abova
ports, touching at LAHAINA. For freight or
passage apply to
For Hilo ami Qmm, Urn.
Sch. Annie,
Will ran as a regular Backet to tha abova
ports, for freight or passage- amly to

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