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TUESDAY. JULY i. 1856.
We do not Intend to publish In our paper at present
a. price current, but merely to note from week to week
any change In the leading articles of domestic and for-t-ien
merchandise or produce. As no exchange exists
In oar city as in commercial ports generally, it is much
more difficult to determine what are tne reliable quota
tions of the various articles in the market. Still in
many articles of domestic produce a reliable wholesale
Inn ran be given, based u actual transactions.
.During the summer months, or from May to Sept.,
this market is exceedingly null ror traue or every
scription as our ports are then almost entirely deserted
tnr KhlDDine. confining the trade mostly to tne lew na
-Uv roasters, and an occasional merchant ship. Hence
more business is transacted in October, than during the
live oreceding months. The importations of late, hov-
ver, have been quite large, and fully equal to those
-of any previous year, and it is quite probable, from
present advices that they will continue so to the end of
FLOUR The market has become quite bare, the late
Importations having been small, and the stock is prin
cipally in the hands of bakers. The Mill Co. will prob
ably commence grinding in a few days, and will more
than supply the demands of the trade, provided an ar
ticle Is manufactured equal to last year's product.
WHEAT & OUAIN. The new crop of wheat is be
ginning to come down from East Maui. We have seen
but one sample of new wheat, which was not of the
test quality. It is held at 2 1-2 cts. per lb. The Mill
Co. as we learn have fixed upon $1 as the price per
bushel for good wheat at Kahulul. Barley and oats
have begun to come in also. Held at 45 cts. per lb.
SUGAR Sc MOLASSES. The export of sugar during
the past week including what is engaged for the Yan
kee, will amount to not far from a hundred tons. The
price for No. 1 may be quoted at 7g7 1-2 cts. per lb.
No. 2, 5 l-26. The stock of syrup and molasses Is
Urge. The former Is quoted at 37 1-2 cts. per gallon.
Molasses 25S!2S cts.
FIRE WOOD. About 250 cords in the market, held
at $14. We notice a sale of 20 cords at $10 per cord,
at auction. .
OIL. The stock now held here is not more than sutti--ient
to meet the demands of home consumption till Jie
return of the whaling fleet. The surplus stock was
mostly shipped by the S. S. Bishop to New York, and
Jy the Fanny Major and Frances Palmer to San Frau
ciaci. BUILDING MATERIALS. Large importations have
recently been received from Tuget Sound, ana c-a mor
ula, and several cargoes are now on their way from
the former place. The stock of shingles on hand ia
Mtlmated at 600,000. We quote shingles at $67 per
M.. and rough pine boards at 44 1-2 cents per foot.
POTATOES. During the past month no shipments of
potatoes have been made to California. The new crop
of Koloa potatoes we understand are ripe and fit for
market, but the low price at which they rule In San
Iancico must prevent any shipments thither at pres
et. By the latest advices from that port, we learn
that sweet potatoes were dull at 2 and 2 1-2 cents per
pound. The Molokai and Nlibau potatoes shipped over
toy recent vessels have proved a failure so far as heard
Xrom, while the keeping qualities of the Koloa potatoes
are much superior. The iankee brought several Dags
of Tombea potatoes which were ordered by the Native
Agricultural Society, ana tne same nave oeeu unui
bated on the different Islands, to improve the crop. We
mo nn rpaann whv bv the Introduction or proper seea
the best quality of potatoes cannot be raised here. We
quote potatoes at f 1.00 per DM. at me oeacu v nui..
EXCHANGE ON U. S. Very limited transactions in
niin have been made during the past month, and
mostly at par. We quote whalers bills at par G$ 1 per
cent premium. Sight exchange drawn to suit, 2 per
cent premium. Drarts on oan rrancisco i
Am. ship Ceylon. Barrett, from Boston, April 13, as
sorted mdze to B. W. Field.
Am. sch Vaquero, Newell, from Sydney to R. Coady
Am. bark Fanny Major, Lawton, from San Francisco
to sail about June 25.
Am. bark Frances Palmer, Stott, from San Francisco,
to sail about July 5.
Haw. schooner Maria, King, from San Francisco, to
sail about June IS.
Am. scb L. P. Foster, Johnson, from Puget Sound,
lumber to 'Hackfeld & Co.
Am. sch Kaluna, from Puget Sound, lumber to
Hackfeld & Co.
Bre. brig Oabu. 'Wolde, from Bremen, Ap. 8, assorted
cargo to Melchers & Co.
Ham. brig Emma, from Hamburg, ass'd cargo
to Krull & Moll.
Russian Steamship America, was to leave San Fran
cisco, for Honolulu, about June 10, under sail, is
Movements of Coasters.
Sch Ka Moi. Hobron, sailed June 28, for Kahulul,
returns about July 5.
Sch Rialto, Molteno. sailed June 30 for Maui, re
turns July G.
Brig John Dunlap, Candage, due from Kauai about
Sch Kekauluohi, sailed June 21, for Kona, Hawaii,
due about July 4.
Scb Kamehumeha, due from Kahulul, July 6.
San Francisco. per Bark Yankee. 10 boxes soap, 12
boxes tin ware, 13 sacks salt, 57 boxes indse. 20 1-2
boxes mdse. 42 cases, 10 niatts paper. 12 boxes drugs,
10 pkgs liquor, 4 boxes, and 2 I'd Is hardware. 2 kegs
nails, 29 1-2 kegs mdse, 25 bales mdse, 50 boxes can
dles, 11 bags hops, 13 bugs barley, 2 cases shoe;. 2
cases bats. 70 cases flour, 6 cases tobacco, 1 case hd. 's.
30 rolls matting, 4 trunks mdse,- 1 fire engine and ux
tures, 16 bags oats, 34 M shingles, 1 package specie, 7
bags potatoes, 400 kegs lead, 5 bags turnips.
San Francisco. Per Ellenita. 174 M shingles, -Ms
bdles printing paper, 20 cords wood, 1 box mdse, 2!)
cases Suffolk flour, 160 qr sacks Dour, 1 box beef,
bag buckwheat, 15 bbls flour, 1 coil Iudia rubber hose
2 boxes cheese, 1 bbl almonds, 1 box figs, 1 bbl filberts,
bbls peanuts, 1 keg nnts, 1 frail dates. 3 cases
Boker's Bitters, 1-2 cask brandy, 5 cases brandy.
cases claret, 2 casks ale, 2 casks porter, 5 cases gin
1 case strawberry syrup, 1 case sherry wine, 10 gals
Boston. Per numboldt. ,'!8 cases mdse, 466 pkges
mdse, 5 boxes mdse, 1 gig, 1 boiler. 8 trunks mdse, 1.16
doors. 1 case mdse, 12 M brick. 10 M feet of lumla
290 pkgs doors, 1 bbl mdse, 400 casks cement, 100
baskets champagne, 60 casks coal, 163 tons coal, 37
cases boots and shoes, 14 bids pitch. 1 bbl rosin, 144
bundles pails, 2 reels pipe, 5280 pieces, 105,075 ft lum
ber. 2 bids rice.
London. Per Agnes Garland. 305 cases mdse, 1410
cases mdse. 105 pkgs and pieces machinery, ll pkgs
mdse, 7 kegs mdse, 1 bag mdse, 15 baskets mdse, 99
bdls mdse. 18 chests mdse, 7 jugs mdse, SO bins gun
powder, 30 bbls mdse, 4 kegs gunpowder,' 101 bales
mdse. 11 serons. 4 iron pans, 3 boxes mdse, 6 grind
stones, 379 bars of iron, 1 round evaporation pan, 2000
tire bricks. 1 Darcel mdse. 1 tin can mdse.
Teekalet. Bark Senator. 59.170 ft lumber, 90
spars and mastj.
LATEST DATES, received at this Office.
San Francisco ..w June 4
Panama. N. G ...May 15
New York May 5
London .. Apr" lft
Pari April 17
Hongkong April 19
Sydney, N. S. W. .....April 5
Tahiti May 20
For San Francisco Per bark Yankee, Saturday Morn
ing. July 5, at 10 o'clock precisely.
For Lahaina Per Lihollho, today, 1P.M.
Forlllo Per Lihollho, to-day, 4 P. M.
. For Kawaibae 'Fer Mary, Thursday, 4 P. M.
PORT OF HONOLULU, H. I.
ARRIVALS SINCE JUNE 1.
Jane 2 Am. bark What Cheer. Baker, 56 days from
Sydney, en route for San Francisco, touched for water
9. Am. ship Humboldt, Newell, 170 days from Bog
ton, Tia Valparaiso and Tahiti, mdze to B. W. Field.
ft Rr. hrk Gen. Wool. Fuller. 61 days from Mel-
tmnrne. via Tahiti 18 days. Touched for water and
1. n. Gren brig Ellenita, Waitt, 16 days from San
rnnrfam. mdze to Messrs. Poor.
16. French Frigate Alceste, Penauvos, 50 guns, 16
days from San Francisco.
16. Am. bark Yankee, Smith, 11 days from San
Frarclsco, assd mdze to D. C. Waterman.
. lg, Br brig Recoverer, Mitchell. 20 days from Van-
Yoavers Is. Shingles and Salmon to Hudson Bay Co.
20. Ham bark Senator. WesseU, 34 days from Puget
Sound, put In in distress.' "
31. Br bark Agnes Garland, Thomson, 125 days from
, JLondon, assd cargo to Hudson Bay Co.
25. Am ship Daylight, Holbrook, 42 days from Pa
nama, touched for provisions. '
27. Haw schooner Llholiho, Thurston, from HHo,
Hawaii. .. . ' '
27. Haw schooner Mary, Ellis, from Kawalhae, Ha-
29 Br brigantine Burmah, Churchill, 30 days from
Hongkong, touched for water.
We shall hereafter report arrivals and departures
of Coasters, as well as foreign vessels.
DEPARTURES SINCE JUNE 1.
June 2. Hawn brigantine Pflel, Schivenbeck, for
Arctic Ocean. '
4. Am. bark What Cheer. Baker, for San. Francisco.
4. Am. schooner E. L. Frost. Hemystead. for Ochotsk.
6. Am bark Frances Palmer, Stott. for San Fran.
7 Br. Frigate Alarm, Curry, for San Francisco.
12. Br. bark Gen Wool. Fuller, for San Francisco.
13. Am clipper ship S. S. Bishop, Lindsay, for N. Y.
18 jr Frigate Alceste, Penauvos. for Tahiti.
27 Br brig Recovery, Mitchell, for Vancouvers Is.
7. Am ship Daylight. Holbnwk. for Calcutta,
an Pern brie Ellenita. Waitt, for San Francisco.
30. Brit brig Burmah, Churchill, for Valparaiso.
Vancouver's Island. Brigantine Recovery. 20 M,
Manilla Cheroots. 1703 gals, molasses, 1020 bags brown
sugar, 5 colls Manilla rope, 5 cases prints, 7 qr. casks
sherry. 3 qr. casks port. 120 casks salt, 10 bdls. mer
chandise. 18 crates do. 6 casks do, 1 box do, 31 cases
do. 35 bales do. 7 kegs do, 2 baskets do. 3 Jugs do, 1
cart. 2 wheels, 6 cases whiskey, 20 cases old Tom gin.
2 cases Brandy. 2 cases Brandy bitters.
New York. Per S. S. Bishop. 635 dry hides, 32
bbls. tallow, 1 chest mdse. 1 trunk do, 57 csks guano,
1 bbl. coDDer and composition, 6 cases shells and lava
specimens, 12.500 gout skins, 10 bags S. I. wool, 14
casks sperm oil. 83 casks whale oil, 15 pkgs. old cop
per and composition, 1 case clothing, 2400 lbs. pulu, 3
San Francisco. Per Ellenita. 225 kegs Sugar, 433
hales and bags Puln, 106 bags Coffee, 596 bags Salt
590 Squashes. 70 bags Fungus, 1 case Chinese Shoes, 1
box dried Pumpkins, 5- boxes brandy, l ana i-s casK
brandy, 4 boxes Gin, 10 gallons Port Wine, 5 boxes
Claret. 1 box Syrup.
Per Humboldt from Boston. Ma. and Mrs. John
Ladd, Mrs. A. Ladd, W. F. Ladd, E. Ladd, Messrs.
I "rummer and Johnson.
Per Yankee from San Francisco. Messrs. Dietz, Fell,
Graves, Briggs. Miller, Fitch, Ingolls, Lange, Galla
gher, Carr, and Bulger.
Per Ellenita. Messrs. Maul, Van, Dow, Doullon and
Per S. S. Bishop for New-York. Mrs. B. F. Bolles,
Per Ellenita for San Francisco. Messrs. Frank Sbep
pard, Van Don, De Long, James Currie, Win. E. Laf
ferty and E. F. Plank.
In Honolulu. Jnne 28th, by Rev. S. C. Damon. Mr.
Gustave Winter, to Miss Anna Perlzot, both of Hono
In Honolulu, Jnne 23d, by Rev. S. C. Damon, Ashue,
a Chinaman, to Knalu, an Hawaiian.
On the 31st of May, in Nuuann Valley, of Pulmonary
Apoplexy, John, youngest son of Richard Janion, Esq.,
of Rock Savage, near Runcorn, Cheshire, England, Id
the 31st year of his age.
A large edition of about 1500 copies of this num
ber of the paper has been struck off, and a copy will
be sent, to' every foreigner resident on these Islands,
including many who are not, subscribers, that all choos
ing to become subscribers, may do so rrom tne nrsi
Terms, Six dollars per annum.
sincle conies 12 1-2 cents each.
Persons desirous of mailing pfipers. can precure them
at our counter neatly done up in wrappers at 75 cents
per dozen or $1, for twenty copies.
Tn order to accommodate our jiaiive sunscrioers, ia
months subscription, ($3) will be received for the Ha
Agents for th" Commerouu Advertiser.
Lahaina, Maui C. S. BARTOW, l-.sq
M.t. E. Mui L. S. TORBERT, Esq
Hil. H.waii. CAPT. J. WORTH
Kawaibae, Hawaii CAPT. JAS. A. LAW
TTatia. TT.w.H TIIOS. H. PARIS, ivsq.
XMo... Kauai .Dr. J. W. SMITH
R.n Trancineo. Cal . .L. P. FISHER. Esq., Mer. Ex
New Bedford and TJ.'S B. LINDSEY. Ed. Ship List
the badges of onr dignity and worth, not of our ig
norance and vulgarity, and that will command from
them respect and esteem.
The time has come when the attempt shall again
be made, when the reading, thinking laboring por
tion of the community, who are the life and soul of
the nation, shall have an organ adapted to their ne
cessities, breathing their thoughts, carrying the spirit
of enterprise to every portion of the kingdom and
breaking through the crust of indolence and lethargy
which is fast burying this nation and must soon
seal its fate, like the mighty stream of lava rolling
down the side of Mauna Loa, which turns the hither
to impenetrable forest into a dreary waste.
We therefore issue this morning, the pioneer num
ber of the "Pacific Commercial Advertiser," a paper
destined, we trust, to exert more than an ephemeral
influence on the industrial and social condition of
our community and nation. The principal objects of
this paper have been set forth in the prospectus is
sued by the publisher, some weeks since, which whl
be found on the first page. They certainly embrace
a wide field, scarcely occupied at present, which will
furnish material to fill the medium sized sheet on
which the Advertiser is printed. The main objects of
a newspaper should be to encourage every branch of
lawful industry to be the exponent and leader of
public opinion on the great questions of the day to
aim to make that public opinion powerful and irre
sistable to second the government in all its honest
efforts to improve physically and mentally the con
dition of the body politic to frown with imperious
scorn on every attempt to infringe popular rights and
on every aet that tends to violate the confidence re
posed by the nation in those elevated to authority
in a word the public welfare these we conceive to
be the end and aim of a public press.
But in a community such as this, made up of in
habitants from every portion of the globe, from the
frozen shores of northern Russia to the most south
ern portion of Africa, America or Australia, what
can be looked for but diversity of thought and opin
ion on every subject that may be embraced in the
columns of a newspaper, whether it be on morals,
politics, religion or reforms. One perhaps desires a
paper to commence a fierce attack on the govern
ment and every member of it; another would have
excluded from its columns everything that tears the
semblance of the teachings of morality and religion,
and devoted wholly to commercial intelligence; while
a third would frown on every item that causes mirth
and on the notices of public amusements, but would
have its columns wholly devoted to morality and
needed for the trade, or not, 'tis yours, reader, to
judge. It will be yours, also to help freight her with
the produce, the wares and merchandise which you
may have to dispose of. It will r,e our duty to stand
by the helm and ever keep a watchful eye to wind
ward, and with the compass and chart of experience
to steer her over the shoals and reefs and breakers
that may lie tn our track. We cannot expect always
to sail smoothly under our perpetual trade breeze,
with studdingsaiis fore and aft. There are often
sqnalls and gales slumbering unnoticed on the hori
zon of the most tranquil sky, while reefs and shoals
are to be met in every voyage.
The Am bark What Cheer, tonched on the reef in en
tering the harbor, but sustained no dnuinge, the steam
tog Akamai going out Immediately to he.- assistance.
The French Whaleship Gi-orges, condemned at this
port was sold at Auction on the 14th nit. Her hull
brought $925. Total wales amounted to $3964. We
learn the hull Is to be broken up.
The Haw brigantine John Dunlap met a severe squall
n her last trip from Kauai, and when near Barbers
Point, carried away her fore top and gallant mast,
with aall. She has repaired and sailed again last Fri
day for Kauai.
IVr schooner Pfiel from Manila. Spoke ship Albion
of F. It.. Hind, Master. N. Lat 34 16. Long 170 29
East, taken one sperm whale since leaving Talcahuana.
Hteering North. May 12, spoke ship. Maury. Curry.
64 days out. N. Lat 26 6, Long 155 39, West, 70 bbls
perm, bound to Kodlack.
VESSELS IN PORT. JULY 2.
French brig of War Alcibiade, Marigny, waiting or
ders. Am bark Yankee, Smith, up for San Francisco. D.
Am wh bark George, Downs, (seized by the Marshal.)
Am ship Humboldt, Newell, up for Callao. B. W.
Br. bark Agnes Garland. Thomson, up from Vancou
ver's Island. July 5. R. Clouston.
Haw bark Senator, Wesscls, discharging to repair.
II. Hackfeld & Co.
COASTERS IN PORT.
Schooner Llholiho. sailed today for Hllo.
. Schooner Mary, sails July 3d for Kawaihne.
Schooner Mannokawai. repairing.
Vessels Expected from Foreign Exports.
Am. shin Herald, Lake, from Puget Sound, with lum
ber to Allen & Co.
Br. bark Cynthia. Johnson, from Puget Sound, with
lumber to Johnson & Emmcs.
Br. bsrk Avery. JellanJ. from Liverpool Mav 1st, as
orted mdze to. R. C. Janion.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 2.
Thank Heaven, the day at length has dawned
when the Hawaiian Nation can boast a free press,
untrammelled by government patronage or party
pledges, unbiased by ministerial frowns or favors a
press whose aim shall be the advancement of the na
tion in its commercial, political and social Condi
tion. The day that witnessed the abolition by Liho
liho lolani, of the tyrannous system of tabus, which
bad crushed with despotic power from the most an
cient days, the liberties of this people will not be
longer remembered than that which witnessed the
advent of free thought and free princinles through
out this group.
That such a press, truly independent and free, has
long been needed here, all must admit; but to estab
lish one on a permanent basis, and to conduct it in
such a manner as to give general satisfaction and
produce good results in a community made up of such
various elements as ours, is an undertaking of so great
risk that few have been willing to sttemgt it. It is
needed in the family to enliven fhe social evening
circle. It is needed in the counting room of the
merchant whose eye glances instinctively to its ma
rine and commercial news. It is needed in the farm
house and on the distant plantation to convey thence
whatever is transpiring at the metropolis and
throughout the kingdom. It is needed by the wealthy.
sh:p oner abroad who eeks reliable advices from
his cruising vessels. It is needed in the palace and
the government halls, that the rulers of the nation
may feel the throbbing of the public heart and guide
their councils with discreetness. And lastly, it is
needed by the intelligent native who is seeking to
extend the sphere of his knowledge by the acquisi
tion of our noble mother tongue. We want a medium
for the expression of public thoughts some mirror
o portray our national feature some f.t representa
tive to bear to the enlightened cations of the earth
In the outset of our enterprise, we might as well
have a distinct understanding with our patrons. To
each and all of them we respectfully say, that in the
form and style and general management of this
paper and its contents, we must be left to our own
judgment, to act with entire independence. To com
mence on any other basis, would be but to render our
sheet what every former attempt has been, the tool
of a party or the mouthpiece of a minister. Sugges
tions will always be cordially received; dictation
never. To be entirely independent in what we have
to say is all we seek, to show when occasion de-
mands it, that the political wisdom of the nation is
not all centered within the radius of the flickerings
of the foreign office candle-light, or how far the
financial prosperity of the country is dependent on
the movements of the Lord Treasurer.
"The days are rapidly passing away," says the
London Times, "when any Newspaper of character
can avow itself as the unflinching advocate of any
party or any person of anything, in fact, except
that which ought to be the object of all periodicals
as well as air permanent writing the truth, the
whole truth, and nothing but the truth. To give j
true narrative of passing events and to make on
those events just, natural and pertinent reflections,
is all to which we aspire, it being a matt? r to us of
the purest 'indifference what party, what clique, or
what individual reputation may be damaged or pro
moted by our faithful and fearless discharge of the
duty we. undertake."
This is what we shall aim at to give a truthful
record of the present, and to point out the errors of
the past, that they may afford experience for the
future. If the policy of the government is clearly
detrimental to the public interests, or the acts of its
officials open to animadversion or reprehension, the
errors of the former will be plainly pointed out, and
the shortcoming of the latter fearlessly exposed and
As this paper is established for the public good, so
its columns will always be open to a free and tem
perate discussion of matters of general interest.
Correspondents will always be welcome, but they
will bear in mind that brevity will be a chief recom
mendation to notice. We cannot allow any one to
monopolize our columns, however important the sub
ject may be. Neither can personal abuse be allowed
by us, nor our paper be prostituted to become the
vehicle of petty individual disputes or party bicker
ings. Doubts have been expressed to us in regard to the
propriety of publishing a portion of our issue for
the Hawaiian race. It may be that such a publica
tion is not demanded by them, but we think it is,
and are willing at onr own risk to make the trial.
The truth is, the experiment of a sterling weekly
paper, partly in English and partly in Hawaiian,
ought to have been made by the Government years
ago, instead of wasting its funds in foreign publica
tions of doubtful utility. The intellectual eyes of
the native race have been opened for years, but be
yond a few elementary volumes, and some charitable
attempts to provide newspapers for them, they have
been and still are left to grope about, seeking light
but finding little or none. There are intelligent na
tives here and throughout this group, ho are de
sirous of knowing what is transpiring throughout
the world, and who, finding their own dialect too
limited, are striving to learn the English language.
Such are willing to pay for a paper adapted to them,
cost what it may. And though the experiment may
not return to us its cost, yet, if at the end of the
year our native list of subscribers is no larger than
today, we shall rest satisfied with our efforts in
Thus is our little bark launched on the uncertain
tide of life. . What she is whether a full clipper of
the most approved model, in hull, spars, sails and
rigging, whether in short she is such a sraft as is
Of His Majesty Kamehameha IV.
This event took place on Thursday, the 19th of
June, in the Stone Church in this city. The day was
fine, and the weather characteristic of our cli
mate, clear, pleasant and warm, but fanned by the
cool and refreshing trades, without which life here
would have few attractions. The day was observed
as a holiday, and flags were displayed from the ship
ping, consular offices and public buildings.
The church in which the ceremonies were perform
ed had been decorated on the day previous, and
graceful festoons of orange boughs, jessamine and
evergreen hung from the ceilings, the galleries, and
around the columns and pulpit. The front of the
building, the spire and the arch entrance to the
churchyard were also decorated with flags and ever
greens, while the avenue from the church to the pal
ace was strewed with green rushes.
Long before the hour appointed, every seat in the
church was taken up. The number inside must have
been near 3,000, while as many more natives could
not obtain admission. At half past eleven o'clock
the procession from the palace entered the church,
led by the bride, Miss Emma Rooke, who was ac
companied by Dr. Rooke, her father, and three
bridesmaids, consisting of Her K. H. Victoria, Miss
Lydia Paki, and Miss Mary Pitman. Immediately
following, came His Majesty accompanied by his fa
ther the Governor of Oahu, and numerous attend
ants, bearing some twenty Kahilis, the ancient in
signa of royalty.
The Ceremony. The marriage w; conducted af
ter the beautiful form of the church of England, the
Rev. Dr. Armstrong officiating, both in the Hawaiian
and English language. An altar covered with rich
figured silk, with gold trimmings had been erected
for the occasion. The service, though entirely new
to all engaged in it, was performed with credit to
each. The kneeling of the royal bridegroom and
his bride before the altar and exchanging their vows
before the audience was so different from the simple
custom usually observed here in marriage, that it
must have left its impression on all. The cere
monies occupied about half an hour.
His Majesty, who appeared in excellent health,
was dressed in uniform, with sword, &c. He is
now 22 years of age, and in the second year of his
reign, it being about eighteen months since he as
cended the throne.
The Queen. Emma Rooke, the present queen of
the Hawaiian Islands, is the adopted daughter of
Dr. T. C. B. Rooke, of this city. She is 20 years of
age, of chief descent, and has received the best En
glish education to be obtained at these Islands. It
is not saying too much that she is probably better
fitted and more suitable for the station to which she
has been elevated than any young lady in the King
dom. She will carry to the drawing-room of the
palace the grace and accomplishments of refined
and well educated society. On the occasion of her
marriage she was tastefully dressed in the richest
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nunc cuuuiuiuereu suk, selected at Stewart s in
Broadway, New-York, which with an elegantly
wrought bridal veil and a head dress of white roses
and orange flowers, gave to her appearance an ele
gance and beauty to which Parisian art could have
added but little.
The Evening at the Palace. Cards had been is
sued by the Chamberlain, for the entertainment at
the Palace, to all the foreign residents and strangers
in the city. The assemblage, however, was not as
large as we had expected to see. The broad avenues
and walks leading to the Palace, were tastefully dec
orated for the occasion with lanterns and transparen
cies. The grounds enclosed around the Palace com
prise some thirty or forty acres, densely planted
tath air kinds of trees, making it at all . times a
beautiful retreat, but more especially so when illu
minated as on this occasion. The transparencies,
of which there may have been two hundred, bore on
one side K. E. (Kamehameha and Emma,) and on
the other, various mottoes, a few of which were :
Iloko o ke Akua ka pono o ke Aupuni. (In God is
the strength of the Kingdom.) Ua ku paa ke Aupuni
tnamuli o ka pono. (The Kingdom is established in
righteousness.) E mau ka noho Alii ana. (Long
live the King.) Enau ka welo ana o ka .Hae Ha
waii. (Long t may the Hawaiian banner wave.)
The Palace. Since the death of the late King Ka
mehameha III, the Palace and grounds have under
gone a great change. The paper hangings, furniture
and ornaments are exceedingly tasteful, and give to
the interior of the building a rich and gorgeous air,
of which it was formerly devoid. Its present appear
ance is a credit to the King and the nation, and
must elicit the admiration of visitors. In the libra
ry of His Majesty we noticed a choice collection of
some of the most popular English authors historical
and political and if even the half of them are read
and studied by him, the effect cannot fail to be bene
ficial in his administration. The dwelling occupied
by their Majesties, which is a separate building from
the Palace, has been recently erected, and is also el
egantly furnished and in keeping with the latter.
The Presentation. At nine o'clock their Majes
ties entered the reception rooms, accompanied by the
bridesmaids and grooms. The Queen and the Prin
cess Victoria, we noticed, were dressed very similar
ly, in white satin, covered with silver and wrought
The Table which had been spread under a tent,
were liberally supplied and under the manage
ment of Mr. St. John. But the principal attraction
here was the bride's cake, consisting of a pyramid of
five cakes, the largest about three feet in diameter,
and the topmost about twelTe inches, surmounted by
a statue, the whole frosted and ornamented in the
highest style of the confectionery art, forming a
sight rarely seen in this part of the world. Un
fortunately, however, for the palates of the curioos,
it remained tabu for sight only, not for taste.
On the following- day the palace gvjinf&-2,'re
thrown open to the native population, 'urge numbers
of whom visited the King and Queen, and partook of
a luau (or native feast.) prepared for them. A luau
was also served up at the residence of Dr. Rooke.
In conclusion we cannot avoid congratulating His.
Majesty on behalf of the public and the nation, on
his auspicious union with one so capable of carrying
a new order of things into the routine of roysl life.
The day is past when the observance of ancient cus
toms or habits can even maintain a footing of equali
ty with the refinement of civilization, and we re
gretted to notice the revival of the compulsory
prostration of the military a relic only of abso
lute despotism, and which had the appearance of a
NOTES OF THE WEEK.
A Review of the Troops took place on Saturday
on the plain, under command of Gen. L. Kamehame
ha. Their majesties the King and Queen and
large concourse of spectators were present. Some
body deserves credit for the improved drill of the
troops, for they went through their manoeuvers
with commendable precision. The number on re
view were about 240.
His Honor Judge Lee with associate Justice
Robertson are spending a few weeks at Kahuku the
residence of R. Moffit, Esq., the most northern point
of this Island and about 50 miles from Honolulu,
and are engaged in codifying the Laws, which St i
understood are to be reprinted as prepared by them.
The laws at present" are embodied in eight or nine
volumes .and large portions of them are repealed.
The existing laws could be published in two vol
umes, if properly prepared.
Hawaiian Steam NaT. Co. By a legal notice in the
Polynesian, we see that steps have been taken by the
Crown Attorney to annul the charter of this Co.
This will only place matters as they were before si
exclusive privilege was given to the Co. and leave
the coast clear for anybody who chooses to under
take steam navigation among this group. We don't
think that another exclusive charter could be ob
tained by any Company applying for" it, as the
Government will probably hereafter have steamers
of its own.
Boston and S. I. Packets. The new clipper ship
Ceylon which left Boston for Honolulu on the 13th
April with a cargo valued at $122,000, is one of
H. A. Pierce's Packets, and may be expected to
make a short passage. She is consigned to B. W.
Field, Esq., the agent for this line at this port. The
increasing trade and travel between the V.' S. and
this Kingdom, requires a regular line of clipper
packets, and no one is room capable of carrying out
the wants of our mercantile community than Mr.
Pierce, whose residence here and knowledge of the
Pacific trade, a well as his ample means, will en
able him successfully to conduct the enterprise.
Mangoes. We are glad to notice the increase of
this delicious fruit in our market the present sea
son, although quite high-priced. Our horticulturist
are becoming aware of the value of the fruit, and
ease with which it can be raised. We trust that
every seed will be saved and plpnted, and that they
soon may become as plentiful and cheap as apples
and peaches in the U. S.
lace, the former having in addition a profusion of
feather ornaments. In the presentation the Ameri
can and French Commissioners took ' precedence,
(the British Commissioner being absent,) and after
them the naval officers, consuls, ladies and gentle
men. About half an hour was occupied in present
ing, after which their Majesties led in the dance,
which was kept up till about twelve o'clock.
Pineapples. While talking about fruit, we would
add that pineapples grow very abundantly on
Niihau, acres and even miles in extent are covered
with the plants in fruit which are now about ripe,
but so tedious is the voyage up from that Island,
requiring three to five daye, that they are seldom
brought thence to our market, and thus we are left
to the small supply raised on Oahu.
Trial of the New Tire Engine. Our Fire Depart
ment received by the Yankee from San Francisco
the engine ordered some time since to be manufac
tured for them. It has been named the Kamehameha
and is one of the largest class engines, of plain but
very substantial workmanship. A trial of its quali
ties was made on Saturday last at the reservoir in
front of our office nd it worked to the satisfaction
of all who witnessed it. It threw a stream from the
inch nozzle about ninety-five feet in height. The hose
however did not stand the test of the trial; two
lengths of fifty fret each having burst. The com
pany who have charge of the Kamehameha are as
fine a corps as ever drew an engine and our neigh
bors on the coast will please note that only the
best will serve the purposes of the Honolulu boys.
Earthquake on Hawaii. It seems that the old
Goddess Pele who rules among the craters of Hawaii
is becoming again quite restless. Our friend Capt.
Law of Kawaihae writes to a resident of our city,
that on the night of the 8th ult. at 11 o'clock P. M.
a severe shock of earthquake was felt at that place.
so severe as to crack the walls of their stone dwell
ing and rouse the inmates from their beds. We
have also learned from other sources, that tb? action
of the new volcano on Mauna Loa, has been some-
hat' increased of late, but the lava stream whicli
was formerly tending towards Hilo has now branch
ed off and is running to the Southward wher Ies"
injury will be done. We intend to give in a future
issue a historical sketch of the present eruption,
illustrated by a map of Hawaii.
Annual Meeting of the Haw. Ag. Society.
This will be held on Wednesday the 30th of
July, having been postponed in order to unite
wiih the native society, which had fixed their
meeting for that day. We understand that Dr.
W. Hillebrand will deliver the Annual Address
before the Society, and the public will doubtles
enjoy a literary treat on that occasion seldom W
afforded in our community.
"snips at all kinds of goods at the People's Bar-1
gain Store, Progress Block.
oest of service.
NOAH W. Gl AY, Manager,
THAYER PIANO CO.
15 AND 158 HOTEL STREET,
Opposite Younff Hotel.