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THURSDAY, OCT. 23, 1S56.
Ec5isi3 .luring the past week has shown a considerable ani
mation, owir.g mainly to the increased numbers of ships in part.
There hare been six arrivals cf whalers since oar last issue.
The caching3 are going to show a lair a vera??, from 600 to 500
barro!, but considerably below last year's. The very dull, calm
weather ol the past week has delayed the arrival of whalers, as
weU as the bark Yankee, which ha3 the nails, now several daj3
The Fanny Major iiaHed on Tuesday with full cargo, consiit
ingj of Pulu, Sugar, and some eighty Una of Rice, transshipped
from the Ariana.
The balance of cargo of the Ariana was sold at Auction on
Saturday at kw prices all the goods were in bond.
RICE Ex Ariana, as above, 2000 bags 2i cts, 1000 at 2
cent?, l,C0O bags at 2 7-16 cents. 3
AER3WRO0T 20 boxe sold for Q 37 J cents per box of 133
COFFEE 2000 lbs Manila, in boad, sold fur S cents per ft.
POTATOES V7e are glad to notice the Lnprsvemjiit in the
quality cf beta the Irish, and sweet, now brought to market.
Tha K,rmar are now cultivated on East Hani, (fhsj formerly
grew wild) and arj as desirable an articla as '.an bo sought for.
Both kind3 zn ftimiaheu to ships in quantities at $1 75 eta, to
$2, according to quality. We learn that the crop of sweet po
tatoes at Koloa and Waimea u very abundant, and of fine
LATEST DATES, received at this Office.
Panama, N. G.
Ion zk on
Sydney, S- V.
- Sept. 1
- Aug. 8
- July 3
- July 10
For Sax Fraxctsco ; no mail will probably leave befjre the
Yankee's departure, about Nov. 4.
For Lahaixa, per Kamoi, on Friday.
For IIilo, per Kaniarnalu, about 3londay.
For Kosa, Hawaii, per Kekauluohi, Friday.
For Kadi This day, per John Young.
PORT OF HOIIOIiTJXiU , H. I.
Sch Sa"r, Fountaine, from Haualei, KauaL
. Rialto, Molteno, from Kawaihae via Lahaina.
Keoni Ana, from Kauai, and Kinoole from 3IoIo
kai, with carzo of lime.
. Am wh sh ?yren Queen, Philips, 13C0 wh 14,000 lbs
. Am wh bark James Andrews, Kelly, 450 wh 4000 lbs.
.Haw. sch Excel, Antonio, from Kauai.
. Am wh bk Clack Eagle, Edwards, 250 wh, 1000 lbs
. Am wh sh Sarah Sheaf, Loper, GO wh, 1000 lbs bone.
. Am wh bk Lark, Kibbling, 1S00 wh, 12,000 lbs bone.
Am wh sh N. England, Smith, fm ililo, (lying outside)
. Am wh bk 3Iilwood, Silva, fm IIilo, (do do).
Iiaw. sch Kamoi, ChaJwiok, from Lahaina.
Sch Keiuiuluolii, from Kona, Hawaii.
u HaalOio, from Kona, Hawaii.
17. Sch Kamoi, ChaJwick, for Lahaina.
19 1 Kus. wh bk Turku, Soderblom, for Sitka.
20. Br. mer. bark Avery, Jelland, for Shanghai.
'JO. Am bk Metropolis, Preston, for Portland.
20. Sch Liholiho, Thurston, for IIilo, Hawaii.
21. Haw. sch Kialto, Molteno, for Lahaina.
21. Am. wh sh Jefferson, JIunting, fur home.
21. Am mer. bk Fanny Major, Law ton, for S. Franciaco.
21. Sch Sally, Fountaine, for Kauai.
21. " Excel, Antonio, Kauai.
21. H. I-11. 's corvette Embuscade, Gizolme, for Koloa,
22 Sch Kinoole, Morse, for Kona; Hawaii.
22. " Kamohaiutrlia IV, Gulick, fr Koloa.
Report of ships ?poken in Bristol Bav, by ship Albion. JV
Hinds, of Fairhaven : July 11, wh sh ffm. C. Nye, Soule, 250
pp, 150 wh, 2 whal-s ; 24th, French bk Salamander, Chandleur,
nothing, 56" 3 N., 163 5 W. ; 30th, sh Levi Starbuck, Jernegan,
4 whales, season. Aug. 0th, h Callao, Holland, 2 whls ; 20th,
Fr. bk Silamander, Chaudleur. 1 whale ; 22d, bk Cleoue, Sim
mons, 7 whales, season ; 24th, sh Good Return, Wing, 500 wh,
a whales ; 31st, ship Triton 2nd, White, 500 wh, 5 do. Spt. 13,
ph Wm. Thompson. White, 900 wh, fi whales ; 14th, sh Charles
Carroll, Tut tie, 1800 wh ; 15th, sh Craganza, Jackson. 700 wh,
6 whales ; 10th, sh L:pen"I. Barker, 350 wh, 4 whales ; 22d,
tk Alice Frazier, Newell, 450 wh, 3 whales.
Report of ships spoken by the Syren Queen, Phillips, of N.
6 whales Sept.
5, Lydia, 1 whale
6, Walza, bk, 1000
17, C. Howland, 700
8, G. Washington, 3 whs.
11, Omesa, Nan., 6
20, North. Light, 3 "
IS, Gratitude, 6
25, South Boston, 2
27, Speedwell, 3
11, Florida, 8
17, Friends, bk, 3
JO The following ship news was issued in our Extra on Satur
day last, but has cot appeared in our regular edition before :
The trig Agate." By the report brought by the Liholiko
this morning, there is every reason to doubt the account of the
I'jes of the Ajtite. The natives on board the Liholt'Ao,from the
2itw Englnni, and who, it was said, belonged to the Agate,
turn out to he from the Forward, and the rumor seems to have
sprung from this foundation. The only reliable intelligence
received is frt-m the Capt- of the Fjiel, who saw the Agate on
the 25th July, in St. Lawrence Bay. All the knowledge we are
able to gain from every available source shows that the For
tcard an I Ajate have been confounded.
Ship Japan, Capt. Pinion, of Fairhaven, from Bristol Bay,
Bark Italy, Weld, Sept. loth, 185G, 700 bbls. had lost 1st
officer by accidental discharge of bomb gun.
Ship Hudson, Marston, Sept. 14th, 700 bbls.
Hibernia, Hunnewell, w 300 2nd officer and
one man badly hurt by a whale.
Wm. Tisompson, White, Sopt. 10th, 4 whales.
KutusotT. Wing, " 2 "
Callao, Howland. l?t, 3 "
44 - Amelia. Sarvent, " " 2 u
Triton. AVhite, " " 4 " 2nd officer
and one man killed by a whale.
44 Albion, Hinds, August 20th, 450 bbls, lost 4th officer by
44 Japan, Diran, at IIilo, 550 bbls, lost a boat-steercr by a
a whale, and has a man badly hurt.
N. 3. Capt Iimoa thinks the ships on Kodiack and Bristol
Bay, will average tbout 600 barrels. The weather has been bad
in the extreme, and the whak-s very wild. Capt. Limon also
reports Ws of brisr Agate in the io crew saved.
Bark Millarood, Capt. Silva, cf New Bedford, from Ochotsk,
reports : -
August Sth, Frances Henrietta, Prew, 900 bbls this season.
u EmeraM, of Sag Harbor,
44 Barnstable, 1 isher.
TlJiUp 1st, Sis3on,
JliUwood, Silva, 200. 44 and 5000 lbs.
tone this serpen.
Ca pt. Silva reports the weather in the Ochotsk to be very
blowy and ff1ggy, and much ice plenty of whales in the early
part of the season, but difficult to strike cn account of the ice and
Ship IVew England, Capt. Smith, rf New London, arrived at
Ililo Oct. 7th, from Bristol Bay and Bhering Sea, has 1300 bbls
whale, 150 sperm, 10,000 lbs bone this season.
Bark Sarah Sheaf, Capt. Tobey, of New Bedford, arrived at
IIilo October 6th, from Ochotsk, with 90 bbls oil and 800 lbs bone,
reports : '
Aug. 20, Endeavour, 2oO Aug. 20, Abrm. Barker,
Martha, Drake, 700
Gen. Scott, Clougb. 400
Mocteztn., Tinker 700
Thos. Nye, Santa 700
Cor. Howid., Luce 450
Robin Hood, .
44 44 Wm. Badv-r,
tt tt Om-HQT-I W-i Y-T-T
400 Sept. 3, John Howland, 275
Omepa, Nant., S50
Navigator, Edgar. 400
Northern Light, 20
Pacific, Sneil, 400
fjr A letter from Capt. Coffin, cf ship Joseph Meigs, dated
Lahaina, uex. iut isao, siaies inai ne epose middle of June,
India, Lone, 1700 bbls : 6th, George and 31jrt , Walker, 6
whales, had struck 10 whales in Jane, and saved 2.
' . ' ' : - EEPOKT O? jHIP 3C0GtX-w -
About Sept. 15, lat. 57 - N., long. 165a W., ship Levi Starbuck,
1000 bbls, wanting one whale to IL
44 44 same kit. and long, bk Baltic, Bronson, 900 bis.
tt , a tt m. gjiip Petrel, 500 bbls.
44 20, lat. 53-40, long. 167 bkJas, Andrews, 500 Ws
44 25, 44 44 44 - ship Liverpool, 600
44 44 53-00 44 16S 44 Craganza, 400 44
25, French ship Salamander, 600 44
44 lat. 5-S long. 165 bk Cleone, 12 whales.
44 44 44 44 44 Good Return, 1200 lIs.
- tt nibenua, HunnewelL four
44 heard from Wm. Thompson, 1000 bbl.
44 44 44 Albion, 900 44
27, ship Hudson, N. BM left sea for the Islands, no
44 ship Triton, Rorin, 800 Ibis.
44 44 MonUuk, 8 whales.
The above report is from memory, and the dates may not be
exactly correct, but they are not far out of the way. 4
W. TT. C.
rpy- The bark Mercury, Hay den, on the 13th May, sustained
considerable loss in a typhoon near the Bon in Islands, losing 2
boats, main rail, stancheon?, bulwarks and plank-sheer, and is
gotr undergoing repairs in this port.
VESSELS IX PORT. OCT. 22.
H. B. M. Ship Havannah, Harvey.
Br. bk Cynthia, for freight or charter.
jn. clipper ship Pampero, Coggins, loading on.
Br. bk Ariana, Zifuentes, soon for Manila-
Am. wh bk Neptune, Comstock, recruiting.
Am wh bark George, (in charge of the Marshal.)
Am. wh sh Narragansett, Gardner, repairing.
Am- wh bk Mercury, Hayden, recruiting.
Am- wh sh Bart- Goanold, Stebbins," do.
Am. sh Charles Carroll, Tuttle.
44 bk Cossack, Tripp.
44 sh Huntsville. Grant.
sh Wm. TelL Smith.
sh Syren Queen, Philllpa.
eh 3Iogul, Clark.
bk Lark, Kibbling.
bk Sarah Sheaf, Loper.
bk Black Eagl-, Edwards.
bk Janus, Andrews, Kelly.
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AGISTS FOB T3L8 C03OCESCLU. ADVEETTiZR-
JLahaina, Maui - - "
Mak.icao, E. Maui.
Kona, Hawaii -Koloa,
San Francisco, Cal
JVt Bedford and U. S.
C. S. BARTOW, Esq.
L. L. T0RBERT, Esq.
Capt. J. WORTH.
Capt. JAS. A. LAW.
THOS. II. PARIS, Eq.
Dr. J. W SMITH.
L. P. FISHER, Esq., Mer. Ex
B. LLNDSEY, Ed. ihip List.
Coasters in Port.
Sch Kamoi, Chadwick, soon for Maui.
44 KekauluotI, for Kona, HawaiL
44 Haalhio, 44 "
u P.el, Schierenbeck repairing.
MoTcn:enti of Coaster.
Sch Mary is due to-day or to-morrow from Kawaihae..
" John Iranian from Llanalei, about the 2Sth.
44 Manuokawai, will be due from nilo alxut Sunday,
44 Maria and Kamamalu will probably be ia on Saturday
" . THE PACiriC
Vessels Expected from Foreign Ports.
American clipper ship John Gilpin, to sail from San Francisco
early in Oct., to load oil and bone
American clipper bark Yankee, Smith, to sail fca S. Francisco
about Oct. 5, due here Oct, 17.
American schooner Flying Dart, to leave S. Francisco early in
October, to Messrs. Poor.
Bremen brig Kauai was to sail fi m Bremen latter part of Sept.
with cargo merchandise to Hoffschlager and Stapenhorst.
Am. clipper ship Flying Cloud, from San Francisco.
Am. ship Gladiator, from San Frincisco-
Bremen ship Post, Wiegard, sailed May 25, freta Bremen, with
mdze to Hoflsclager i: Stapenhorst.
Am clipper bark Messenger Bird, sailed from Boston, July 21.
Br. bk. Gambia, from London, via Tahiti, sailed April G.
PORT OP LilHJlIUA, MAUI.
Oct. 15. Am sh Romulus, Baker, of Mystic, 5S0 wh, COOO lbs.
bone, from Japan Sea.
15. Am sh Japan, Dimond, of F. II., 600 wh, 6000 Ibi bn,
from Bhering Straits.
20. Am sh Albion, Hinds, of F. II., 1200 wh, 12,000 lb3 bn
from Bristol Bay.
20. Am ship Lovi Starbuck. Jernegan, of N. B., 900 wh,
9000 lbs bone, from Kamschatka.
lbs bone, from Kanischatka.
Oct. 13. Phoenix, Nickejson, for New Zealand.
Manila Per Ariana 50 cs mdse, 34 bgs coffge, 20 cs arrow
root, 132 coils rope, 1S5 bdles cords, 50,000 pes firewo.:-d, 4263
bgs rice, 4 csks cocoanut oil, 5 bales grass cloth, 350 pes straw
hats, 300 cigar boxes, 2 cs Manila chocolate, 5 bales hemp, 14
Portland, 0. T. Per Bark Metropolis 934 bgs salt, 77 kgs
syrup, 71 bbls sugar, 30 bales pulu, 293 kg3 sugar.
Sax Frasclsco Per Bark Fanny Major 102 baks pulu,
1 bale, 1 mattress, 31 bgs pulu, 4 bales fungus, 26 csks tallow,
52 bbls sugar, 96 kgs sugar, 2 chests tools, 2000 sks rice. 1
Sag IIat-boe rer Ship Jefferson 16 bbls pork, 3150 bbls
For Sax Francisco Per Fanny Major C. If. Halsey, L.
Apes, B. Manter, n. Upton, O. Whitney, J. Dick, W. If. Jpveie,
J. Cranker, J. Johnson, J. Mackinley, W. Wilson, J. Cornwell,
M 31. V bite, Mrs. M. M. hite, Mrs. C. II. IlAlaey.
On board Albion, Aug. 20ih, of injuries received from a right
whale, Aug. 1st, Forttse II. Taylor, of New Be J f3rJ 4th mate,
pt. 2oth, on board same ship, Ha ret Cffix, native p"
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23.
We did not intend to recur in this issue to the sub
ject we dwelt upon, in our last. It is the purpose of
this paper to be the &ir exponent of public opinion,
to express that opinion openly and without fear, when-
CTer and 'wherever occasion demands, and without
descending to dispute on minor technicalities or side
issues. Bat as the erovernment onran has under
taken to make a defense, a very lame one to say the
least, of the position held by the Minister of War,
as head of the department of public improvements,
from materials whicu appear to have been furnished
by himself, we wish to show how far these same proofs
go to sustain oar own position, while cne or two
of the quotations convey misrepresentations at which
we are surprised. If any defense was to be under
taken by him fur his tenure of the bureau, the public
had a riht to expect something different from the
special pleading with which they have been fa
vored. What on earth is there in the Sist or second extracts
given to prove that he was not anxious for " the con
tinued tenure of the bureau," which entails so great
an amount of labor with so small a share of profit ?
Without expressing the least desire to be released
from it, hesays, "it will be for the Legislature
to consider whether the bureau of public improve
ments shall remain under the Department of War,"
&c -a very polite way of saying it is very well as it
is. He merely insinuates that the action of the Legis
lature may be taken in the matter ; he does nut ignore
the fact that the management of the bureau is not in
proper hands, for he is very provident in preparing
for awkward questions, but he certainly does not ex
press any anxiety to be relieved from the troublesome
In the second extract, for want of somebody else,s
trumpet, he, as usual, blows his own. Why was the
franiing of the bill to transfer to its proper department,
the disagreeable bureau, with which no one wished
to interfere, to be thrown upon Mr. Webster who had
his hands full, and perhaps thought that it concerned
His Excellency much more than it did him. Every
body who has the honor of His Excellency's acquiint
ance knows with what facility and cSTet he wields his
pen, and with what pertinacity he pursues his pur
pose" when definitely fvirzil, and that if he had
wished to resign the direction -theory tro'iVesome
burecu, it would neither have cost him much eiTert
to frama a bill fbr the purpose or to have had one
framed and after having so framed it, to have passed
it triun-phjitly through the Legiclatan:-.
'Hie mlnlster'-i as3ur?nee in suCevin-r the pulli-
In regard to that " Table marked I," which is in
deed a formidable document, some twenty by thirty
or forty inches in size and containing perhaps a hun
dred feet of columns, would it. not have been more
decent and fair to have said that it was prepared by
our worthy superintendent of public works, at the
minister's suggestion, instead of publishing the in
ference that it was prepared with great labor by the
minister himself? The credit of it should have been
given where it belonged.
And here we leave this subject. We have shown
in our previous number that the bureau is, unfortu
nately for the public welfare, placed in the wrong
hands, and we have now shown from proof furnished
by himself, that the Minister of War had no real wish
to see the bureau removed from his control, or such
wish could have been carried out without opposition
on the part of the people. Our statements are based
on facts, which cannot be disproved, and should the
ministerial organ see fit to continue the defense of the
present arrangement of the bureau of public works,
other facts may be brought forward to sustain the
general Dublic opinion, that the interests of the
o x .
bureau are suffering from the inefficiency of its head.
NOTES OF THE WEEK.
27" On our first page will be found a well writ
ten original song, and on our fourth, fifth and sixth
pa -res an interesting variety vi uens wuvtu
By advices from Lahaina by the Moi , we learn
that their Majesties and retmue were still tliere.
They proposed spending Tuesday and Wednesday on
Molokai, and return to Lahaina in time to attend a
ball to be given in their honor by Capt. Simmons on
board the clipper ship Crystal Palace. They may
be expected here on Saturday or Sunday morning.
S3T The Trustees of the Oahu College were called
together from the other islands to attend a special
meeting held las: week at the College. We under
stand that the reason for the meeting was, that the
President of the College had asked leave of absence
to visit the U. S. But the meeting adjourned and the
trustees returned home, without any decisive action
on Ahe subject.
Lecture ox MoRMOxi33t. A lecture on tire above
subject was delivered at the Bethel on Monday eve
ning last by Mr. J. Hyde, Jr., who has recently
arrived troni Utah Territoy. We have rarely seen
such a crowded audience in Honolulu. What gave
additional interest to the lecture was the fact that the
ecturer has, till recently, been an officer in the Mor
mon church, but has renounced the f-uth altogether
having been fully convinced of its absurdity. At the
close of the lecture, a member of the Mormon com
munity had the impudence to get uj before the as
sembly and charge tha lecturer with horse-stealing,
which, whether the charge was true or not, vras
deonied altogether out of place. The lecturer howev-1
tr, explained the charge to the satisfaction of his au
with a number of
with a powerful cast. Friday night Ambrose Gwinctt,
or a Sea Side Story ; and Saturday night the Too
dles," one of the best things ever put upon the ttage,
Wilder as Toodls, and the other characters well
cast. .J- '-' '
Varieties Theater Late Music Hall. If
deavoring to please deserves commendation and pat
ronage, certainly the liberal and enterprising Man
ager of this popular establishment deserves success.
He has incurred much expense in renovating and re
arranging his hall and at a heavy outlay has secured
some of the best dramatic talent on the Island. Mrs.
A. M. Eldridge is attach! to this establishment, an
actress, than whom a better rarely delights an audi
ence. Bray, the inimitable Bray, the man of all
work, is also a fixture. One of his jokes is worth
the price of admission. Mr. J. Eldridge, Mrs. Craw
ford, Mr. Rowe, and several other popular and tal
ented celebrities make np the company. With such
a combination of talent, success is certain.
Chikimotas. We have received from Mr. Seymour,
who has them for sale at the City Store, some of this
unrivaled fruit, called also the custard-apple, raised
at Kona, HawaiL It is not often that our citizens
are enabled to enjoy & taste of chirimoyas, owing to
the difficulty cf transporting them, though the fruit is
now becoming quite abundant on HawaiL
PL ACES OF VOUSIIIE.
SEAMEN'S BETHEL Rev. S. C. Damon Chaplain King
street, near the Sailors Home. Preachiir on Sundays at
11 A. 31. and 7 P. M. Seats free. Salbath School aP.er
the morning services.
FORT STREET CHURCH Services at present iu the Court
IIou.e, up staira Rev. J. D. Strong, Pastor. Preachinar
on Sundays at 11 A. 31. and 7J P. 31. Seat frte. Sab
bath School meets at 10 A. 31.
3IETIIOLIST CHURCH Nuuanu
street Rev. Wm. S. Turner,
Sunday at 11 A. 31. and 7i P.
School meet at 10 A. M.
KING'S CHAPEL King street, above the Talace Rev. F. W.
Clark Paster. Pulpit supplied at prefnt by Rev.
3Iessrs. Armstrong and Bishop. Services, in Ilavai'-un
every Sunday at 9V A. 31. an;l 3 P. 31.
CATHOLIC CHURCH Fort street, near Beretania under the
charge of Rt. Rev. Bishop 3Iaigri?t, assisted by Abbe
3Iodeste. Services every Sunday at 10 A. 31. Jind 2 P. 31.
S31TmS CHURCH Beretania street, near Nuuanu street
Rev. Lowtli Smith Pastor. Services, in Hawaiian, every
Sunday a 10 A. 31. and 2 P. 31.
avenue, corner cf Ttrtui
Pastor. Preaching everv
31. Seats free. Sabbath
PLACES OF AMUSEMENT.
ROYAL HAWAIIAN THEATER Corner of Hotei ind Alakea
streets Messrs. Graves & Wilder 3Ianagers. Perform
ances everv nisrht in each week.
VARIETIES THEATER Corner of Merchant ami Nuuanu
streets J. P. A. Pickering 3Ianager. Perforir-anccs every
Stokm. A most tremendous storm visicd New
Orleans on the 10th, 11th and 12th Aug. The rain
fell for one hundred and ten consecutive fcom-s. At
a summer resort, called Last Island, a short distance
above New Orleans, the most disastrous effects were
felt. The island was completely inundated, and eve
ry house swept from it cne hundred and ninety per
sons losing their lives by the disaster on the island
alone. Grand Caillow Island, which is another wa
tering place, also suffered severely. . Thirty bodies
had been found on one end of the island ; but how
many more were lost, cou! not, for some time, be
known. Incalculable, it is ssr.id, is the damage done
to the sugar, corn and cotton crops. The banks of
the river at Biyou Sara caved in, carrying away
three hundred houses, yet no lives were lost. The
dead bodies at Lost Island were plundered by a set
of heartless pirates. It is supposed that at least
810,000 in money fell into their hands, and about
$5,000 worth of baggnge. The loss on this island is
estimated at 100,000. It Is believed that at least
300 persons must have perished from the effects of
this terrible storm. The steamship Nautilus went
down in the gale, and it is feared that all on board
have perished. A number of other vessels are also
supposed to be wrecked.
Assault. A disgraceful affair took place in Wash
ington, between Mr. McMullen of Virginia, and Mr.
Granger of New York, both members of Congress.
While riding to the capitol in an omnibus, they got
into a dispute about politics, when McMullen struck
Granger. The conversation, it appears, arose about
the army bill proviso, when Mr. McMullen said that
the South would stand by the Constitution. Mr.
Granger replied that if they did not, a Republican
President would make them ; whereupon McMullen
said he would not be addressed in that way by a
younger man. Granger replied that he " waved his
age," when McMullen seized him around the neck,
holding down his head, and struck him two blow3,
drawing blood under the eye and under the ear.
They were instantly separated. A Committee was
appointed by the House, to investigate the subject,
and report the facts at the next session of Congress.
Statistics or English and French AauicurruBE.
Some interesting statistics relative to the Agricul
ture of France and Fngland were given in a lecture
delivered a few days since, in Cornwall, by M. R. de
la Trehonnais. In England, out of 50,000,000 acre
cultivated, 10,000,000 are sown to wheat or other
crops, while in France, 50,000,000 were cultivated
for that purpose. The average growth of wheat per
acre in England, is 4 quarters ; and in France only
1 3-5 quarters ; while the produce of English land
i3 about 3 4s. per acre, and of Franca, 1 12s. per
acre. The number of sheep raised in each umntry
is about 35,000,000, and the wooi produced about
60,000 tons ; but, owing to the difference in the
acreage, there is something less thf;n 1 1-2 sheep per
acre in France, In France, there " are annually
slaughtered 4,000,000 of cattle, the average weight
of each being 2 cwL ; while in England there is not
half the number slaughtered, but the average weight
catiorf t-f the third extract from his own report, as any
proof in the matter, is amazing. Every body knows
how practised dissemblers (without applying such an
epithet to ttu honorable gentleman in question) can,
without uttering a direct falsehood, convey an im-
Bishop Maigiet, cwecrapanled
Catholic Missionaries, took
vassairc on Tuesday. I?.sst in the French corvette Eri-
1 1 "
j bascade, for Kolr-a, Kauai, to uedieate t ie Catholic
Chapel at that place, mtder the charge cf Fiev. Mr.
Mr. Editor, Sir: Being called from my high
position to blow my trumpet," and being, moreo
ver a confident of everybody, and His Excellency, he
War Minister in particular, I desire to show that
the said minister is not a red tapist" in financial
affairs, as has been affirmed of late.
The Legislature of 1855 voted $10,000 towards the
Oahu prison. The report of the Minister of War
for 1856 shows that he expended the sum of 14,23$
86 on the said prison. The report of the Minister of
the Treasury shows that it was no such thing, but
that he (the Treasurer) had on the 31st of 3Iarch the
sum of $639 remaining of the $10,000 voted to be
expended. Where did the $4,000 come from ? And
is an auditor needed to look into the thing?
The Legislature cf 1855 voted $40,000 to support
the war department. At the end of the year it was
found that there was a balance of $4,528 14 still re
maining unexpended. The rule in the other depart
ments is that such remaining balances shall not be
drawn unless wanted. But the Minister of War drew
or it, and the Treasurer paid it. What has become
of it, or in whose hands it lies are interesting queries,
which I suggest, but cannot answer. It looks how
ever very much like red tape.' Is a public auditor
needed in the kingdom or not ?
When the Secretary of the War Minister under
takes to stir up a dust in our neighborhood, he should
remember that those who dwell in glass houses should
ixot throw stones. Its dangerous.
Very reverently Yours,
The Archbishop op PracirsowL Fort.
The stfcaiu tug Pelc has been chartered from
the Government by the pilots, Messrs- Howland and
Luce, fur towing vessels in and out of thi harbor.
pression utterly at variance with the truth. How j The propeller has proved herself to be an admirable
that a case exactly parallel, except of
course its being purely accidental, should be now
before us ; we say accidental, because so honor
able a man as His Excellency, who lately on a much
less occasion, accused the publisher of this journal of
attacking him on every point of his character that
was dearest to him, would never be deliberately guilty
of suppression of the truth, misrepresentation of facts, j
suggestion of falsehood, or any ether unworthy j
It is a fact generally known on these Islands that
the Minister's private financial transactions and j
speculations are something enormous, no confined to j
this meridian, but extending in their ramifications to
many parts of the world, and th?t, with all his prL
vate business, he keeps no private clerk, but that j
tug-boat, strong and very fast, and for this purposer
she will no doubt be of great value to the harbor.
During the past week she has- frequently run up to
Cooo head (about 15 miles) in one and' a half hours,
and once towed a ship (the Syren Queen) from that
point in two hours time.
I The Prussian- Flag. On Saturday last, for the
first time that we are aware of, the flag of Prussia
was hoisted in Honolulu, over the store of Messrs.
Mclchers & Co., Gust. C. Reiner?, Esq., of that firm,
having been appointed Prussian Consul for theso
Islands. The ffcg which is entirely new in this quar
ter of the world, is white, with a black double-eagle,
with keys and arrows in its tsdons, and at the left of
he figure is a black Maltese cross.
hi? official clerk or secretary does much of his tri- n
rate correspondence ; nay, it is now on record, and
has been for months past, that not only does he so
employ his own, but the clerks of other departments,
(it is to be hoped they are well paid). In a case of
arbitration on business of a private nature which has
been carrying on for several months, in which the
honorable gentleman is one of the principals, he sub
mittel, as evidence, a document from the clerk of
another department in which he reported that he and
Mr. Wyllie's official secretary had been employed for
one entire week in the business. How, in the face of
that document, and at the very time he was submit
ting it to the arbitrators, he could write in his Report
to the Legislature: "It will at once occur to you
that having to conduct the business of the Depart-
ment of Foreign Relations and of War, and besides
" to participate in the usual duties of the Cabinet
"and Privy Councils, with only one secretary, it
44 would have been altogether impossible for me to
44 attend to the requirements, &c" the honorable
gentleman's apologist will perhaps be able to inform
us, as he is so fertile in expedients and frank in his
And so of the fourth and last extracts. Undoubt
edly the honorable gentleman gave receipts for all
the monies that came into his hands and took receipts
for money paid away, admitting that as a fact, what
does it prove ? What was to prevent the gentleman,
in the absence of any system of auditing accounts,
from submitting just what receipts he chose, or from
withholding what he chose if he had any pet of his
own to foster ? Who examined the different sets of
books to see if they corresponded with the vouchers
submitted Were all the books submitted to the
Legislature? if rot, of what use. were the vouchers,
except to shew just what the honorable Minister chose
and not one particle more ? In his happy and diplo
matic style he could have made them represent any
thing, a mirag?," an airy nothing' or a sub
stance, just as he represented himself as being worked
to death by the Laborious duties he had to perform
for the benefit cf the public with only one secretary
while it is notorious that he has a large private busi
ness of his own to attend to, that it is customary with
him to employ the Government clerk attached to his
office on his private affairs, and on one occasion as we
have seen, that he employed the clerk from another
government office together with his own for an entire
week on his own private business. Certainly the
government clerks were not appointed, nor the appro
priations made for these purposes, and seeing this
state cf affairs, we believe there is nothing wrong in
supposing that the honorable gentleman wishes to
retain the funds of the Bureau of Public Works under
his control without audit
New Road. Among the recent improvements in
town is the opening of the new road from Beretania
street to the Royal school, running 'along the King's
garden. A gang of 300 or 400 natives last week put
it in passable condition for carriages and travel.
The improvement in the value of real estate in that
neighborhood, from the opening of this new road,
will not be small, and those who had the forethought
as did some of II. M.'s Ministers, to secure good
building lots on that street, will do well by them.
Not Contirmed. Our worthy townsman, Capt.
Penhallow, last week received a commission from the
Governor to act as pilot, but the Collector General,
who has by law the nominating of pilots, declined to
acquiesce in the appointment, as being informal and
unnecessary, there being two or tb-ee pilots now in
service. The Governor then withdrew the commis
sion. A Telegraph is to be stationed on Punchbowl Hill
to signalize the approach of vessels, which can be
seen up to windward from that hill, a distance of
about twelve miles from the port, but the view dees
not extend quite to Coco Head, where vessels general
ly first come in sight.
Rain. On Saturday last, for the first time m twen
ty months, have these islands enjoyed a good soaking
rain. The last kona storm occurred about the 15th
of March 1855, since which, not enough rain has
fallen at any one time to wet the ground more than
two inches deep. The kona or south wind commenc
ed here on Friday, and lasted forty-eight hours,
accompanied with frequent heavy showers, which
have imparted new life to the gardens and fields
around us. On Monday and Tuesday nights we
noticed that the lightning flashed frequently at the
south--indicative of unsettled weather.
r H. IL Theater. This house has been well attended
during the past week to the mutual satisfaction of the
managers and audiences. So great a variety of well
selected and well 44 put upon the stage" pieces never
before greeted the public of Honolulu. Both the
Managers and company deserve much credit for their
industry in endeavoring to please.
Last night, by particular request, the play of Damon
and Pythias was presented for the second time this
season to a full house Mr. Wilder taking the char
acter of Damon, Mr. Kingsland personating Pythia3
and Miss Louise Graves as Cahinthe. Damon and
Pythias has been playedmanytimes and by those that
make greater pretentions than any connected with
the theaters here, but it has rarely been better played
than last evening. Wilder's Damon was excellent
a little orer done, perhaps but it was good. To
night Othello, the Msor of Venice, is to be played
For the Commercial Advertiser.
"I would not have condescended to notice this left-handed
attack, this ventilation of religious wrath, did ?t 3Ir. Green be
long to a class of bigoted writers stripped i.f their feathers
and fallen g rully in public estimation, it is true but yes
suiScieutly powerful t trammel and embarrass the true pro
gress of civilization in this country. Yours,
Ma. Editor : The above I quote as the concluding
paragraph from the mendacious pen of one who for
a series of years past has prostituted his talents in
attempting to write down a company of Christian
pastors in this community y well knowing their peace
ful character, and that they could not consistently
with their prefeeons snd'labits:7 enter the arena of
contest with a writer of scoffs and ribaldry, they have
uniformly held their peace when assailed in newspa
per and magazine. They disdained to reply to such
unprovoked attacks, presuming that the public would
in d ie time be sated, ad nauseum, with the reiteratl
falsehc xls of his pen, without the shadow of fact3 to
support his assertion. He, I say,, knew this charac
ter of peaceful non-resistance on the part of the ob
jects of his vituperation, and yet he kept up his das
tardly assaults, as if he thought them indicative of
his courage. But no; a generous adversary would
have ceased his fight upon non-resistance. A coward
only would continue to beat the air when ho adversa
ry was present to put him in danger. Just so with
the man who signed the communication, as abore in
your paper of the 16tlv Inst. There is no moral or
physical courage in fighting peaceful clergymen,, who
cannot with self-respect return the insult. So, for
sooth, he strut3 and crows, 44 they are stripped of
their feathers, and fallen sadly.' . By whom, let me
askr are they stripped and felled ? He, the defunct
editor, who could not keep alive his own bantlings
would have it believed, that Ai prowess has achieved
the victory. He borrows the pagjg cf another's jour
nal, to call them 44 bigots," 44 ever intermeddling,
ambitious, gossiping busy bodies, in the livery of
black 1" This is too much.
Ah I Mr. Editor. I can well conceive the mental
struggle it must have cost you to insert in your paper
a slander which implicates, with others, those of
your own 44 kith and kin," whose good, name that
writer has stigmatized, for years past, as 44 bigots,"
and every other opprobrious epithet his cowardly
heart will call up. But I trust that i3 his last in the
Commercial. Beware Mr. Editor of such an auxiliary.
His correspondence would be cminous of a short ca
reer for any paper. Yours truly,
. A. Bishop.
Honolulu, Oct. 17.
We publish the above communication on the sam3
grounds that we published Mr. Fornsnder's, viz : be
cause our journal is open to all , and the subject is cf
general interest; and we shall continue to exercise
our own judgment as to what we insert. Pub. Com
Laltalna, Oct. 27, 1856.
Mb. Editor : A few weeks have made a great
revolution in this place. It is only the beguinLng of
the season and our dead business i all alive. This
tells us emphatically how vital to our interests is the
trade with the whale ships. If we are enabled effect
ually to serve them, their aid is at least not less in
dispensable to us. It becomes the government, and
every public spirited individual to promote the inter
ests and the comfort of these welcome and profitable
visitors in every way that is right and practicable.
One of the greatest adornments of a" civilired people
13 the virtue of hospitality. A visitor, a friend, should
be cordially entertained. 1 Great forbearance should
be shown to his faults and eccentricities. To dog his
steps and watch, for his halting is the greatest inde
cency. It is unnecessary to observe how notorious it is that
our police at Lahaina and Honolulu are in the habit
of thus treating seamen. They come ashore for en
joyment. One mounts a horse, and, seeing natives
golloping unmolested, falls into a" enter, when a
lurking kaiko rushes up and drags him off to the fort.
Another in las foolish conviviality, takes what dis
turbs his equilibrium. He suffers himself to be
quietly led to his boat. But a kaiko detects "bis un
steady gait, and claims his prize. Another is la?1
into haunts cf shame. The prowling policeman wait3
the favorable moment, and surprises him in delicto.
This way of proceeding is notorious.. I know pf
instances of each sort within three days; where the
culprits were the merest lads. t Yesterday three boys
were arrested for fast riding, and this morning dis-