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iiiiiiiity whip which measures ior ncr re-
were takci and tho skill nnd alacrity
h which they were carried into effect.
in examination of tho Oaliu Charity
jj,100jNva held last Wednesday, which was
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n(), liut understood that the exercises were
ij interesting, and reflected much credit
j i, on teachers ond pupils.
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! news nv the California.
'trhc U. S. papers speak of President
'i it, Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, Gen
ial, Scott, and Com. Stewart, as the candi
ej s apparent, presumptive and expectant
Hide next Presidency.
!'hc remains of President Harrison were
jrnbcd at North Bend on the lh July.
f ceremonies were conducted with due
hwnnity and propriety. The funeral train,
b reversed arms of the military, and the
led drum, presented a striking contrast
,1 at in which the late President passed to
rt'he papers announce the death of Mnjor
Weral Macomb, Commander in Chief of
U. S. Army. Gen. Scott succeeds to
Kvcry vestige of hope for the safety of
steamer President had Hown. The Lon-
'1 Dispatch says she cost over X:.'.0,00).
e commander I.ieut. Roberts, R. X. was
carried man, and had iive children, who
ule in London. He was distinguished
putting an end to the slave trade in a por-
i ot the Vest of Ah tea. while command-
a brig of war.
Je project of a French Company for the
fraction ot a ship canal across the Isth
i of Panama, has hern abandoned.
Hie Supreme Court of the State of New
rk, in the case- of Mc Lend, have decided
inst the discharge of the prisoner without
lial. Tho effect of this decision will be to
e the prisoner to he tried on the indict
it by a jury, unless the case should be
ealed to tho Court of Errors, and if that
irt should affirm the decision, the case
ild be carried up to the Supreme Court
he U. S.
plr and Mrs Bingham, Mrs Thurston and
children, and the Seamen's chaplain,
e expected to leave the U. S. for the
waiian Islands last fall.
The Rev. G. A. Selwyn, Curate of Wind-
, Kng., has received the appointment to
recently created Bishopric of New Zeal-
A Company was in course of formation at
ill, Eng. for the establishment of a trade
h the South Sea Islands.
flie Report of the Naval Committee to
ngress, recommends the immediate adop-
i of the suggestion from the Navy I)e-
tment, to create and keep up a Home
ladron on our own Atlantic Coast.
ome of the spirited planters in Cuba are
iag steps to improve the quality of the
:ir cane. A Company has contributed
requisite amount to send a vessel of 400
burthen to Tahiti,. to bring a cargo of
cane indigenous to that Island for plant
fne National Intelligencer estimates that
amount of debt and liabilities of the U.
overnment, on the 1st of January next
818,691,449. This does not include
$15,000,000 which it is proposed to bor
for the construction of a Fiscal Bank.
A. German newspaper says that when
ussier made her entrance into Ilich
d, her carriage was drawn by six mem-
of the American Congress! Such dis
ce we get abroad, in consequence of the
. mion 01 ne of our citizens to make
'"selves the l0r3es of Funny Heuda
lpay such homage to heels, should have
placed at the other end of their owners.
c U. S. Bank have instituted a suit
against Nicholas Biddle, Esq., the lato Pres
ident of that institution, on account of large
sums of money being minus, and unaccount
ed for by him.
The ship Kcremlin, belonging to N. York,
of 317 tons burthen, has been sold to the
Buenos Ayres Government, to be used
as a ship of war, for thirty three thousand
A considerable crowd was collected this
morning in State street to view a piece of
carved wood, which was exhibited to the
public gaze. Port of it resembled the hu
man body and legs, but that part where the
head should be was a perfect nondiscript. It
resembled nothing in heaven above, thv
earth beneath, or the waters under the
earth. Something, where the eyes should
be, stuck out like- those of a lobster. We
suppose it was some East Indian graven
image, but did not find any one who could
give any definite account of what it was in
tended for. Boston Transcript.
This was a Sandwich Island idol carried
home in the ship Alciope.
Important. On Saturday, tho Chamber
of Commerce met to receive the proposition
of the new Royal Steam Navigation Com
pany for touching with their boats at New
Orleans, and it was determined to ask Con
gress to place them on the most favorable
This steam ship company have boats of
Io00 tons burthen in their line, at a cost of
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tour millions ot dollars. 1 hey receive twelve
bundled thousand dollars a year from the
British Government for carrying the mail.
The line will commence on the first of Oc
tober, and by it, we shall be in the direct
receipt of news from England, every twenty
The routes are thus laid down.
No. 1, London to Havana, by way of
loruuna, v unchal, JSarbadoes and Nas
sau. Returning, Havana to London by
way of Barbadoes.
No. 2. On the arrival of the London boat
at Havana, one steamer will leave for Hon
duras, Vera Cruz, Tampico, New Orleans,
Havana. Another will leave same time 'for
New Orleans direct, thence to Tampico,
Vera Cruz, Honduras, Havana.
No. 3. Halifax to Havana by way of N.
York and back.
No. 4. Barbadoes, leeward islands, Ja
maca and back. N. Orleans Adv. June 28.
Oil. No less than five whale ships ar
rived at New Bedford yesterday, with full
cargoes of oil, on occasion of which our
friend Lindsey, of the Mercury, thus elo
quently and metaphorically discourseth:
"For Grease we bare oar shining blades,"
as our hardy whalemen gloriously shouted
upon their return yesterday from long and
distant voyages, with an aggregate of some
twelve thousand barrels of the oleaginous
product. A considerable part, it will be
seen, is of the "right sort." Transcript,
We have received the Quadruple Boston
Notion, the largest paper in tho world. Its
dimensions arc eight by ten feet! an im
mense sheet and a great curiosity, but too
unwieldy to rend with any comfort. A short
fat friend of ours was completely beat out in
traveling round the paper, endeavoring to
find the continuation of an interesting story,
but was at last obliged to give up in despair.
The Boston Transcript says, "All Eng
land is in a ferment," occasioned by the dis
solution of Parliament by the Queen. The
elections are progressing with great spirit
throughout the United Kingdom, but it is
impossible to say which of the two great po
litical parties will triumph. Lord Palmers
ton has been rejected for Liverpool, by
a majority of 1,361. Lord John Russel has
been returned for London.
Troops for China! A contract has, we
understand, been concluded with 3Ir Green,
thy ship owner, for tonnage for the convey
ance of 1,000 troops, which Government are
about to send direct to China. Three ves
sels have been taken up for this service, at
a charge to the public of 15,000.
COMMERCIAL RESTRICTIONS IN PERU.
By an announcement from the depart
ment oi State, it will be perceived that
the government of Peru have prohibited
all vessels from entering, or touching at
"any of the minor ports or coves of the
Republic, under a fine of one thousand
dollars," with confiscation of the vessel,
and other penalties in case any person,
goods, or letters arc landed. The prohi
bition to take effect from the first of Feb
ruary of this year. Revenue cutters have
been fitted out to carry these prohibitions
It is difficult to imagine any plausible
reason for this absurd and unhospitahle
measure. Such a policy is worthy the
dcmi-barbarians of Japan. Is it any thing
morq than a trap to catch unwary voya
gers? A whole line of coast is shut up
and hermetically sealed against all visit
ers. Stress of weather, want of water or
provisions will offer no case of exemption,
as the prohibition is absolute. This reg
ulation will prove a serious embarrass
ment to the American whalemen who arc
in the habit of touching at various ports
on this coast for supplies. Moreover, it
is not specified what places arc consider
ed "minor ports," and what others are
free from this vexatious restriction. It is
to be hoped that our government will
make such representations to the Peruvi
an authorities, as will induce them to re
consider this net, and abandon a policy
altogether unworthy of an enlightened
Department of State, July 7, 1841.
A decree, of wliieh the following is a trans
lation, has been issued by the Government
of Peru, taking effect from and after the 1st
of February, of this present year.
"All vessels, whether national or foreign,
coming from a foreign country, are abso
lutely prohibited from touching at any of the
minor ports or cove s of the Uepublic, under
pain of a tine of one thousand dollars, paya
ble by the captain in favor of the informants;
lor which the vessel is liable, whether be
longing to the captain or to others. If,
moreover, it be proved that any person, or
goods,' or letters, have been landed from the
vessel at any port at which she may have
thus touched contrary to the law, the vessel
shall be confiscated, and the captain will, in
addition, become liable to a criminal prose
It is important that this regulation should
be made known to our vessels, particularly
to those employed in whaling, which have
been in the habit of touching at many of the
minot ports and cores, (including all places
on the coast which are not ports of entry)
for the purpose of obtaining refreshments.
Revenue cutters have been fitted out at
Callao for the enforcement of the decree.
therefore, one of great importance in the
Mexican markets; and the United States
might, for many years, secure the privi
lege of furnishing the supply, seeing that
the manufactures of Mexico arc' still in
their infancy, nnd cannot advance much
in the unfortunate state of things existing"
in that quarter.
A Mr. Dc Valois, in a letter to Mr.
Cross of Arkansas, thus describes the
"From the city of Chihuahua to the last
settlement on our frontier a fortified post,
called 'Del Norte,' on the banks of the
Bio Bravo our path led through a region
which was not unknown, and which was
occupied, at intervals, by inhabitants.
Leaving that point, we struck into the un
exploretj, trackless desert, reiving wholly
on our map and compass. We had ex
pected to encounter obslacles to the pas
sage of our wagons, and had provided our
selves with the requisite implements to re
move impediments. We had also calcu
lated on finding streams far between, and
that both men and beasts would in con
sequence be exposed to the suffering of
j thirst. But what was our surprise and
jour joy, on finding that the way was level
and firm, bounded by rich pasturage, in
terspersed with wood, and traversed every
two, three and four miles, by living brooks
of wholesome and refreshing water? Yes,
sir, the route we came is the best and
shortest that any one could reasonably de
sire between the two countries. We had
the gratification of being the first to trav
erse it; and that without any nishap.
Our daily stages were generally from one
stream to another, where we encamped for
the night, lest we should not find water
farther on. For this reason, our progress
each day was from three to ten miles
very seldom extending to fifteen. From
the best estimate we were enabled to make
from Chihuahua to the point at which we
touched the lied River, fifty miles above
the mouth of Faux Ouachita, the distance
does not exceed COO miles. JV. O. Cour.
THADF. WITH MEXICO.
It appears that some merchants in Ar
kansas contemplate opening a trade with
Chihuahua, from which they anticipate
great profits. There then will be three
routes for the over-land trade to the inter
nal provinces of Mexico: one via Mis
souri; one via Fort Towson; nnd another
through Texas. The internal provinces
of Mexico contain some of the most pro
ductve mines in the world. Their sup
plies of cotton and other goods have hith
erto been conveyed to them, for the most
part, by way of Matamoras and Tampico.
It is thought the trip, via Fort Towson,
can be accomplished in a few months'.
The distance by land is about six hundred
miles. The goods are to be transported
in wagons, or on packs. The grass in
the prairies affords abundance of subsist
ence for the mules or oxen, while the
herds of buffalo and deer would ensure
provisions for the command; yet prudence
will require that some flour or hard bread
be provided. The route is through pre
datory bands of Comanche and Pawnee
Indians ; but a compay of forn 80 to 100
persons will be amply secure from moles
tation. The consumption of cotton fab
rics in Mexico is so great, as to be equal
to the half or more, in value, of all the
goods introduced. Tho fabrics of the
Unied States are always preferred, be
cause they are more substantial and dura
ble than the English. This article is,
PORT OF HONOLULU
Dec. 2, Am. Ship California, Arther, Bos
ton, 134 days.
" 3, Am. Whale Ship Waverly, Mun
Dec. 1, Am. Whale Ship John Howland,
Whitfield, to cruise.
" 2, Am. Ship William Gray, Stickney,
" 6, Am. Whale Ship Waverly, Mun
roe, New Bedford.
" 9, Am. Ship Fama, Hoyer, California
Miss Mary Warren, Messrs. C. Clap,
W. D. A. Howard, and Mr Gleason.
In William Gray,
Mrs Dominis and son, Mrs Shelton and
daughter, Mr Bliss, lady nnd child, Mr
Munn, and two children, Mr Castle, and
child, Capt. Varney, late of Brig Thomas
Perkins, sold to the Exploring Squadron.
Mrs Hoyer and child.
On Thursday, next, at 10 o'clock A.
M. at the store of Marshall & Johnson,
will be sold part of the furniture of a per
son breaking up housekeeping, comprising
1 Bedstead, Bureaus, Tables, Chairs,
Washstand, &c. &c. Also, bbls. Beef;
Figs, Cochran's Patent Rifle Pistol, and
many other articles.
In the evening at 7 o'clock will be sold
an Invoice of Books recently imported.
Also, Glass and Brittannia Wrare
Mantel Clocks, &c. tfce.
Marshall & Johnson, due.
Honolulu, Dec. 0, 181 1.