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From the London Quarterly Review for April.
The Ship "Great Eastern."
The voyager tip and down the Thames has noticed
tvith astonishment, during the last eighteen months,
the slow growth of a huge structure on the southern
extremity cf the Isle of Dogs. At first a few enormous
poles alone cut the skyline, and arrested his atten
tion ; then vast plates of iron, that seemed big enough
to form shields for the gods, reared themselves edge
ways, at great distances apart ; and, as months
elapsed, a wall of metal slowly arose between him nad
the horizon. The sooty engineer, as he leans over the
bulwark of Bridegroom iSo. 1, when questioned re
specting it, tells you it is the " Big Ship" he knows
no more. If, moved by curiosity, the voyager hails
a boat and rows ashore, the sturdy oarsman can only
tell you that it is the " Big Ship." If you question
Jack, whom you see coming along the road laden
with a green parrot and a bundle of yams, as to what
they arc doing here, he will eye the huge mass for a
moment, and reply with a vacant negative. Even
those who are informed of its purpose doubt and argue
respecting it. .Look ee here," said an old salt to
us, pointing with his pipe to the stem and stern of
the ship, which lie parallel with the river, here s
her starn and here's her stem, and here's the water ;
and how they arc going to launch her I can't figure
The Great Ship, or Great Eastern, as she is some
times called, projected by the eminent engineer Mr.
Brunei, the father of Transatlantic Steam Navigation,
although building in the midst of the largest collec
tion of sea-firing people in the world, stands a wonder
and a puzzle to them all.
A close inspection of this Leviathan vessel shows
ns how completely the employment of a new material
has necessitated new ideas with respect to construc
tion. She runs along, or rather will for she is not
quite up in frame; some seven hundred feet ; those
tortious of her yet unfinished at stem and stern show
her partitions or bulk-heads running nearly sixty
feet in height and standing just sixty feet apart. If
we examine the outer walls of these huge partitions,
Ave see at once that the ship has no ribs springing
from a keel or backbone none of the ordinary frame
work by which her bulging sides are maintained in
their places ; but on closer, inspection, it is found
that she has a system of ribs or webs, longitudinal
instead of transverse, running from stem to stern of
the ship, up to eight feet above her deep water line ;
and riveted on each side of these thirty-two webs or
ribs, which arc subdivided at convenient lengths, are
plates 01 iron three-fourths of an inch in thickness,
forming a double skin to the shin, or a dermis and
epidermis. Thus her frame work forms a system of
cells, which, like the Menai tube, combines the min
imum of weight with the maximum of strength.
If we clamber up the ladders- which lead to her
deck, some GO feet above the ground, we perceive that
her interior presents fully as strange a contrast to
other vessels as the construction of her hull does.
Ten perfectly water-tight bulk-heads, placet! CO feet
apart, having no openings whatever lower than the
second deck, divide the ship transversely ; while two
longitudinal walls of iron, oG feet apart, traverse 350
feet of the length of the ship. Thus the interior is
divided, like the sides, into a system of cells or
The separate compartments will be as distinct from
each other as so many diifercnt houses ; each will
have its splendid saloons, upper and lower, of GO feet
in length ; its bedrooms or cabins, its kitchen and its
bar ; and the passengers will no more be able to walk
from one to the other than tho inhabitants of one
house in Westbourne Terrace could communicate
through the parti-walls with their next-door neigh
bors. The only process by which visiting can be car
ried on, will bo by means of the upper deck or main
thoroughfare of the ship. Nor are we using figures
of speech when we compare the space which is con
tained in the new ship to the united accommodation
a (lorded by several of the largest hotels in London.
She is destined to carry 800 first class, 2000 second
class, and 1200 third class passengers, independently
of the ship's complement, making a total of 4000
Let us return, however, for a few moments to the
deck, in order to give the reader a clear idea of the
magnitude of the structure under our feet. The exact
dimensions "over all" arc G'JU feet. There are a
few persons who will thoroughly comprehend the
capacity of these figures.
In short, she is the eighth of a mile in length, and
her passengers will never be able to complain of being
" cooped up," as four turns up and down her deck
will afford them a mile's walk. Her width is equally
astonishing. From side to side of her hull she
measures b3 feet ; but across the paddle boxes her
breadth is 11-1 feet.
With the exception of the skylight and openings for
ventilating the lower saloons, her deck is flush fore
and aft. However splendid this promenade might
appear with respect to those of other ships, we ques
tion if it is at all too large for the moving town to
whose use it is dedicated. Room must be found for
the holiday ttrolling of between three aud four thou
sand persons, whilst she is careering through the
heated atmosphere of the tropics, and not merely for
a few score bluc-nosed gentlemen, such as use the
deck of the trans-Atlantic steamers for a severe ex
ercising ground. The manner in which this moving j
city, rather than ship, will be propelled with the speed
of a locomotive through the ocean is not the least
noticable of the arrangements connected with her.
Sir. Brunei has, we think wisely, determined not to
trust so precious a human freight and so vast an
amount of valuable cargo to any single propelling
power, but has supplied her with three the screw,
the paddle, and the sail. Her paddle wheels, 5G feet
in diameter, or considerable larger than the circus
at Astlcy's, will be propelled by four engines, the
cylinders of which are 6 feet 2 inches in diameter,
and the stroke 11 feet. The motive power of these
will be generated by -1 boilers. Enormous as are
these engines, having a normal power of 1000 horses,
and standing nearly 50 feet high, they will be far
inferior to those devoted to the screw. These, the
largest ever constructed for marine purposes, will be
supplied with steam from six boilers working to a
force of 1G00 horses the real strength of the com
bined engines being equal to 3000 horses.
As the screw and the paddle will both be working
at the same time, the ship will be pulled and pushed
in its course, like an invalid in a bath chair, and each
power will be called to do its best. The calculated
sspeedof the ship under steam is expected to average
from fifteen to sixteen knots, or nearly 20 miles an
Fewer hands will be required to navigate the
ureal Eastern than her size would seem to demand
Her whole crew will not exceed -100 men a third of
the number composing the crew of a three decker.
The dilfercnce is made up by what we term steam
sailors. There will be four auxiliary engines ap
pointed to do the heavy work of the ship, such as
heaving the anchors, pumping, and hoisting the
sails ; for the gigantic arm of steam will be impera
tively cauea lor to deal with the vast masses ot iron
and canvass required to move and to hold the ship.
These engines will, in all probability communicate
their power to a shaft running through an aperture
in the upper iron deck, by which arrangement motive
power in any required quantity will be laid on from
stem to stern oi tue ship.
The anchors of this mighty steamer would, with
their accessories, alone form the cargo of a good sized
ship. The ten anchors with which she will be fitted.
together with their stocks, will weigh fifty-five tons.
If we add to this ninety-eight tons lor her eight hun
dred fathoms of chain cable, and one hundred tons
for her capstans and warps, we shall, have a total
weight of two hundred and fifty-three tons of material
dedicated to the sole purpose cf making fast the
Its registered tonnage is 23,000 tons, with capacity
for coal in addition of from 12,000 to 14,000 tons.
Its draft of water when loaded will be 23 feet, and
when unloaded 18 feet The vessel will be propelled
by a gigantic screw, 23 feet in diameter, four pad
dles, and by sails. Its number of masts will be seven,
three of which will be crossed with yards, and square
rigged, as in liue-of-battle ships, and the other masts
will have fore and aft sails. The number of boilers
will be ten, five on each side, and each having ten
furnaces. It will carry, in addition to a sufficient
complement of small boats, no less than eight small
screw steamers, each 110 feet in length, placed four
on each ride of the vessel. These eteamers will land
and embark both passengers and cargo. The pas
sengers' berths are placed on both sides the entire
length of the ship. She of decks has four, and the
height of the principal saloons, which are in the
center, is 15 feet. . .
Nearly 1000 men are employed in its construction.
The contract price for building is 320,000. There
are then the expenses of engines and the fittings,
victualing, etc. The mere expense of launching into
.the water, when completed, will be no less than
40,000, as hydraulic power will have to be used for
the purpose, and the machinery employed of a pecu
liar construction. The ship will enter the water
broadside on. Astonishing as are all the proportions
of this monster ship, of course it will not be supposed
that mere size is claimed, either by the engineer or
the Company to which she belongs, as any merit,
indepently of the substantial benefits which accom
pany it. Her length is not her only advantage.
Length in a steamer is merely a comparative term,
and applies entirely to the extent of the river or ocean
path she has to traverse. The Himalaya, for in
stance would be an enormous vessel to run to Mar
gate and back, but is only a full size one to cross the
Atlantis or to navigate the Mediterranean. The
Great Eastern again, would be large for the
passage to New York, but is only duly proportioned
to make a voyage round the world.
Mr. Brunei, in constructing a ship of such large
dimensions, is only doing for the long Eastern voyage
what he did for the shorter "Western one, namely,
making her own coal-bunkers the banks on which she
can draw to any extent from her progress out and
home, instead of employing from six to eight ships of
500 tons burthen each to carry fuel for her over half
the globe, as the vessels at present running are
obliged to do ; a system which may be likened to the
extravagance of a man who employs half-a-dozen
porters to carry parcels rrhich, by proper manage
ment, he could manage to stow in his own knapsack.
Stick to your Diiiuci!
There is nothing which should be more frequently
impressed upon the minds of young men than the
importance of steadily pursuing one business. The
frequent changing from one employment to another
is one of the most common errors committed, and to
it may be traced more than half the failures of men
iu business, and much of the discontent and disap
pointment that render life uncomfortable. It is a
very common thing for a man to be dissatisfied with
his business, and to desire to change it for some other,
and what seems to hiin will prove a more lucrative
employment ; but in nine cases out of ten it is a mis
take. Look round you, and you will find among
your acquaintances abundant verification of our as
Here is a young man who commenced life as a me
chanic, but from some cause imagined that he ought
to have been a doctor ; and after a hasty and shal
low preparation has taken up the saddle-bags only to
find that work is still work and that his patients are
no more profitable than his work-bench, and the
occupation not a whit more agreeable.
Here are two young men, clerks ; one of them is
content, when his first term of service is over, to con
tinue a clerk till he shall have saved enough to com
mence business on his own account ; the other can
not wait, but starts off without capital and with a
limited experience, and brings up after a few years
in a court of insolvency, while his former comrade,
by patient perseverance, comes out at last with a
That yonng lawyer who became disheartened be
cause briefs and cases did not crowd xipon him while
he was yet redolent of calf-bound volumes, and had
small use for red tape, who concluded that he had
mistaken his calling, and so plunged into politics,
finally settled down into the character of a middling
pettifogger, scrambling for his daily bread.
There is an honest farmer who has toiled a few
years, got his firm paid for, but does not grow rich
very rapidly, as much for lack of contentment min
gled with his industry as any thing, though he is
not aware of it he hears the wonderful stories of
California, and how fortunes may be had for the
trouble of picking them up ; mortgages his farm to
raise money, goes away" to the land of gold, and after
many months of hard toil, comes home to commence
again at the bottom of the hill for a more wTcary and
less successful climbing up again.
Mark the men in every community who are noto
rious for ability and equally notorious for never get
ting ahead, and you will usually find them to be those
who never stick to any one business long, but are
always forsaking their occupation just when it begins
to be profitable.
Young man, stick to your business. It may be you
have mistaken your calling if so, find it out as quick
as possible and change it ; but don't let any unenfey
desire to get along fast, or a dislike of your honest
calling lead you to abandon it. Have some honest
calling, and then stick to it ; if you are sticking
type, stick away at them ; if you are selling oysters,
keep on selling them ; if you are at the law, hold fast
to that profession ; pursue the business 3011 have
chosen, persistent, industriously, and hopefully,
and if there is anything of you it will appear and
turn to account in that as well or better than in any
other calling ; only if you are a loafer, forsake that
line of life as quickly as possible, for the longer you
stick to it, the worse it will " stick" you. HunVs
Wealth versus Happiness. Many inadvertently
suppose that wealth and happiness are inseparable
companions, but a glance at the inner life of men
exulting in boundless wealth, soon dissipates this
delusion. There was great significance in the Savior's
remark, " A man's life consisteth not in the abundance
of the things which he possesseth." The following
sketch of the English Rothschild is in point : Ex.
' The insufficiency of mere wealth alone to confer
happiness is strikingly illustrated in the life of Nathan
Myers Rothschild, the Jew, who died in London some
years ago, one of the most devoted worshippers that
ever laid a withered soul on the altar of Mammon.'
For years he wielded the purse of the world, opening
and closing it to kings and emperors as he listed ;
and, upon certain occasions, was supposed to have
more influence in Great Britain than the proudest
and wealthiest of its nobles, perhaps more influence
than the houses of parliament taken together.
"He once purchased bills of the government in a
single day, to the amount of twenty millions, and also
the gold which he knew the government must have to
py them; and with the profits on a single loan, pur
chased an estate which cost him seven hundred and
"But with the clearest and widest comprehension in
money matters, with the most piercing insight into
all possible affecting causes in the money market, and
with ingenuity to effect the profoundest, most subtle,
and most unsuspected combination an ingenuity be
fore which all the other prodigies of calculation that
have from time to time appeared sink into nothing
he was, withal, a little soul.
'IIe exercised his talents and calculating powers,
not only for the accumulation of millions, and the
management of national creditors, but also for the
determination of the smallest possible pittance on
which a clerk's soul could be retained in connection
with his body. To part with a shilling in the way of
charity, cut him to the heart
"One of his grand rules, never to have anything
to do with an unlucky man or place," which was also
one of John Jacob Astor's principles however shrewd
in a worldly point of view, was the very quintessence
of selfishness and Mammonism. lie was, in short, a
thorough going Mammon worshipper his whole soul
converted into a machine or engine for coining
guineas, and every noble emotion, immortal longing,
dead within him.
' "Guineas he did coin, to a sum that seems almost
: fabulous ; but, with all his collossal wealth, he was
profoundly unhappy : and with sorrowful earnest-
! ness, once exclaimed to one congratulating him on the
' gorgeous magnificence of his palatial mansion and
thence inferring that he was happy Happy ! me
i OTvrvrr "
To Make Nice Summer Beer. Take 14 gallons of
water, 14 lbs. of loaf sugar, 4 oz. of ginger well pound
ed, boil one hour, add the whites of is eggs beat up,
and take off the scum, strain the liquor into earthen
pans ; let it stand till cold, then put it into your cask
with the peel ot 14 lemons cut thin, and their juice
strained. Add half a spoonful of ale yeast on the
top. Stop the vessel closely for a fortnight. Then it
may be bottled, and in another fortnight it will be fit
OFFERS FOR SALE, OF MERCHANDISE
received by late arrivals from the United States, the fol
lowing named articles :
DRY GOODS. . , . n.. .
Muslin de Laines, Fancv Lawns. Turkey Red Chintz,
India Satin, Corah Hdkfs, Chrome orange Prints, green do,
Fancy prints, blue Drills, blue Flannel, orange Sheeting,
Sattioets, green Sheetings, Irish Linen, fcwiss mull checks,
White and grey Blankets, Madras Hdkfs.
WHITE WOOL SHIRTS,
WHITE WOOL DRAWERS,
FANCY CALICO SHIRTS,
BRO. DRILL DRAWERS,
WHITE DKILL DRAWERS,
STUTPi n WOOL SHIRTS,
WOMEN'S COTTON HOSE,
GREY WOOLEN SHIRTS,
GREY WOOL DRAWERS,
LINEN CHECK SHIRTS,
RED FLANNEL SHIRTS,
BLUE FLANNEL SHIRTS,
RED FLANNEL DRAWERS.
Hunt's shovels, Tinman's tools, Tm'd fry pans,
Cast steel hoes, Axe hatchets, I Iuut's axes,
Boiler iron, Bars ass'd iron, Table spoons,
Counter scales, Casks sad irons, Claw hatchets,
Table cutlery, Sheath knives, Scissors,
Razors, Cooking stoves, Sauce pans, ass d.
SADDLERY. . ,
Enamel blk & drab cloth, girth web, brass spurs,
Rein web, silver spurs, girth buckles, bridles, horse brushes
Hog skin saddles, fancy s;iddle cloths, stirrup irons.
Chain cables, Bales oakum,
Hemp cordage, Cotton duck,
Manila do Army do
Spun yarn, Raven do
Ass'd paint brushes, Blk paint,
Turpentine, Verdigris, Sheaths & belts.
Preserved green gages, yellow bank tobacco,
Split peas, table salt, loaf, crushed and granulated sugar,
Pickles, tomato ketchup, No, 1. soap,
Mustard, ground pepper, lemon syrup, China rice,
e. 1. sugar, c. 1. couee, vuumrcui ouai.
Baltimore cane seat chairs,
. Pine tables,
Cane seat oak chairs,
Children's rocking chairs,
Children's arm chairs,
Children's willow chairs,
Oval cane seat chairs,
BOOTS Sc SHOES.
Heavy calf boots, Heavy brogans,
Pump sole do Women shoes,
WINES & LiaVORS.
Sicily Madeira Wine, Rochelle Brandy,
Duff Gordon sherry, Bourbon Whiskey,
Old Amontilado Sherry, Monongahela Whiskey, Am.Brandy,
WOLF'S AROMATIC SCHIEDAM SCHNAPPS,
LONGWORTITS SPARKLING CATAWBA WINE,
44 DRY " "
Manila Cheroots, No. 2, toy pails, Dimond spittoons,
Casks cement, wheelbarrows, wine glasses, hand carts,
Blacking, goblets, horse baskets, cedar churns,
French pillow, red precipitate, sets crockery,
Guyaquil hats, French bedsteads, wool carpeting,
Hair pillows, iron Itedsteads, blk silk hats, leather pillows,
Curry combs, silk parasols, lanterns, tumblers,
Scrub brushes, carpet bags, perfumery, oil cloths,
Pump chains, solar lamps, horse cards, yellow metal nails,
Side lamps, cattle cards, slates, gunny bags, ox bows,
Wood bottles, 2 & 3 hoop pails, corn brooms,
Barrel covers, deck buckets.
1 SHIP'S CABOOSE,
LACKAWANNA STEAMBOAT COAL,
WE WAG ORNAMENTAL TIME PIECES,
1 Extra Carriage, (with seat for driver,)
2 TOP BUGGIES,
1 OPEN BUGGY,
DYER'S HEALING EMBROCATION.
ONE SUGAR MILL. COMPLETE.
CARGO OF BARQUE "AVERY," 3SO
tons per register, one year old, sailed from Liverpool May
24th. A complete assortment of STAPLE and FANCY DRY
GOODS, selected expressly for this market in London, Manches
ter, Glasgow and Paris. :
An assortment of English GROCERIES of the best quality.
EARTHEN WARE, HOLLOW-WARE AND SADDLERY.
A large assortment of HARDWARE of superior quality,
amongst which are
Superior garden spades, garden rollers, sheet lead,
Warranted anvils, sledge hammers, steeled crowbars,
Hose nails, cut nails, cut tacks, cooper's rivets,
Brass headed nails, tin plates, best Chillington hoop iron,
Iron wire, composition sheathing nails,
Copper tacks, boot nails,
Large and small iron gates with iron pillars,
Tools of all kinds, wheel barrows, coffee mills,
Table knives and forks, carvers, steels, spoons,
Electro plated spoons, a cask of assorted lamps.
Also a long list, but few of each, of small articles and KNICK
KNACKS often enquired for, but too numerous to particularise.
Assorted packages of them will be sold at a small advance.
Pniuts, Oils mid Vnniishcs
Anchors nut! Clin ins.
Alsop's India Ale, (warranted A. 1.)
By ass' do do
Meakim's do do
Tinus do do
Barclay & Perkins' stout
Geneva, Old Tom gin, Scotch whiskey, port wine,
Sherry wine, best brandy, medium brandy,
Sherry in quarter casks, champagne, Eucellas.
Hors, Fip.b Bricks, Steam Coal,
Blacksmith's (joal, slates.
All of which will be sold to arrive, in Large parcels at the very
lowest advance on home priees. (9-tf) ROBERT C J ANION.
PER FRANCES PALMER, FR03I SAX
FRANCISCO. For sale at low rates :
CLOTHING AND DRY GOODS,
Sup blk Cassimere Pants, assorted French Pants,
Sup ass'd plain sattinett Pants, plaid Cassimerc do
Ass'd Jean and French cottonade Pants,
Ass't of white and fancy colored Shirts,
A few doz fine white and Jenny Lind Shirts,
Ass'd calico fig'd shirts, check linen do, Jumpers,
French blouses, blue Denims, pes Silk, Pongee Hdkfs,
PANAMA HATS, &c, &c.
13-tf. Vox HOLT & HEUCK.
SAIiT! SilXT! SAXT !
THE PUULOA SALT WORKS.
For sale by the undersigned La any quantity, delivered in bulk
alongside the wharf or vessel in Honolulu, very superior Puuloa
Sixteen Dollars per Ton
The proprietor having greatly improved his salt works, he is
now prepared to furnish better salt, in larger quantities, and
wun greater dispatch than has hitherto been done at the Sand
Purchasers here and abroad, who wish to procure the best salt
manufactured in the Pacific, will do well to enquire for, and also
to assure tnemselves, that they receive the real Puuloa salt.
Orders to any amount executed with dispatch.
Apply to DANIEL MONTGOMERY.
Puuloa Salt Works.
3-6mos Sandwich Islan
HPIIE UNDERSIGNED, formerly doing business op
JL posite the Custom House, would inform the public, that
he has taken the stand lately occupied by Capt. Brown, near
the ice house, where he would be happy to receive their orders.
Thankful for past favors, he hopes to merit a continuance of the
same. . Juiyi,6m lLENRx SMITH.
, CARRIAGE SHOP. The Sul
JwFrpiS scriber having purchased the interest
:;-ssPKHWfci Mr. Jacobs, will hereafter carry on tl
adjoining the Police station AH orders for repairs of Carriages,
ROOTS AND SHOES.
JT T.V SIT", ?.!" rntTO vta,t in'DnnTc
MJ price $7; Ladies' patent leather Buskins, $1.75; Misses5
tipped Gaiters, Nos. 11, 12 and 1387 cts ; India rubber
over-snoes, ?ij boys' goat Brogans, from 1.2o to $1.50; wo
mens' goat pegged Brogans, $1. For Bale by
13-tf II. DIMOND.
ON HAND &. FOR SALE
Y THE UNDERSIGNED. Fancy Biscuits, Queen's and Pic
nic cake, in tins of 25 lbs. each Sardines a l'huile. in half
poxes, i,ngusn Mustard, in pound and half pound bottles, Soap
July 1, 1-tf YON HOLT & HETJCK.
JUST RECEIVED per bark AVERY, and forsale by
the undersicmed. Blk. and Colored Silk Capes, real Thrari
Lace, and a large assortment of Dress Trimmings, Ladies' and
Gent's Kid Gloves, Children's Shoes, &c, &c.
" u. UUAKK, Hotel Street.
BEST. WELCH STEAM COAL, for sale by
July 1. i-tf ROBERT C. J ANION.
IRON BEDSTEADS, single, double, and children's
&ugar Mills, Copying Presses, Coffin Furniture, Brass ware
Chests of Tools, Door Scrapers &c &c, for sale by
. ROBERT C. J ANION.
FE.IIIEOI fc CO.
. t T TUP. LOWEST
market rates, a well selected .assortment , of M GOOJte,
ust received per late arrival cousisna "
Drr GeoIa. . , -
"Cases black ficrured and plain alpacca, denims,
Sheeting, carpets, drugget, matting, flannel.
All linen 'sheeting, and Swiss musto, A ictona lawn,
Scotch diaier, towelling, crash cass. table covers,,
Irish linen, black silk, ladies' silk hose, Siln,
Gloves and mitts, sup cotton hose,
White, brown mixed and fancy half do,
Black silk and colored hah? do, black crape,
Silk iwcket handkerchiefs, plain aud bordered do,
Lace veils, white cotton lace, etc., etc.
Fine black doeskin and cashmere pants,
Fancy cass do, satinet do, cottonware and linen do,
Black lasting do, line black frock coat3, cashmere do,
White linen do, Marseilles do, brown linen do,
Sup all fine linen shirts, extra large size do, boys' do,
Fine York Mill shirts, L. B, and Franch cutTs,
Red and blue flannel shirts,
Merino under shirts and drawers, silk do do,
White cotton lace do, all linen do,
Black satin vests, white and buff Marseilles do,
Fancy cass do, denim pants and jumpers, etc., etc.
Hals . , . ,
Cases black wool hats, do pearl do, French do,
Grey and white cashmere do, Hungarian do,
Fine Panama do, Leghorne do etc., etc.
Root ami Shoe..
Cases kip boots, do calfskin do, lasting gaiters,
Jersey ties, calfskin brogans, enamelled brogans,
Patent leather ties, Oxford do, fancy Congress gaiters,
Patent leather do.
Ladies' elastic belts, suspenders, needles,
Razor and liizor strops, pocket and sailors' knives,
Shoe laces, spool cotton, black and colored sewing silk,
Tooth and hair brushes, black, blue and red ink,
Port Monaies, etc., etc.
Also gkxcixe Havana Cigars. 9-tf.
OFFERS FOR SALE, AT LOWEST MAR
KET PRICES, balance of Merchandise imported per
CEYLON," viz. :
Cases Suffolk blue drills, bales Slatersville denims,
" Men's sewed goat and calf peg'd brogans,
" Native women's shoes,
Hhds. butter iu brine, in 201b kegs,
Cases of Eastern dairy cheese, half-bbls. hide poison,
of green corn and ieas in tins, saddlery, assorted,
Rolls of 1 inch lead pipe, a complete variety of hardware,
100 Kegs assorted nails,
50 Bolts Boston cotton duck, Nos. 1 to 10,
Cases of German glass, 8 x 10, 10 x 12, 12 x 14, 17 x 12,
Oars from 12 to 18 feet, cases denim frocks and pants,
Cases common California wood-seat chairs,
" fine cane seat do., do. common 44
44 assorted Grecian do., do. French top do.
White lead, pure, extra and No. 1,
Boiled oil and spirits turpentine,
Black, green and yellow paint, assorted paint-brushes,
Putty and French yellow, carpenter's tools of all varieties,
Cutlery, &c, &c. 14-tf
IMPORTER OF WINES AND SPIRITS,
AS RECEIVED, PER LATE ARRIVALS,
the largest and best selected stock of Spirit ever offered
MONONGAHELA WHISKEY, in kegs and barrels, ex Ceylon.
im'vv " 44 44
CHERRY BOUNCE, in 1 doz. cases,
f Ml i II IJ K I'lIIKIt
STOUGIITON'S BITTERS, in pints and quarts,
DUNBAR'S STOMACH BITrERS, ditto,
CLARETS OF VARIOUS BRANDS,
in pints and quarts, just received ex Emma.
HOCK. 44 44 44 M
SPARKLING HOCK, in pints, 44
44 MOSELLE, 44 "
SAUTERNES of fine quality, in pts. and quarts,
SHERRIES, pale and golden, in qr. casks,
FINE OLD DRY MADEIRA, 44 44
M ARTELL'S BRANDY, (very fine) do.
REAL OLD SCHEIDAM GIN, in cases, of very superior quality
GENUINE OLD SCOTCH WHISKY, in 1 doz. cases, ex Emma.
3ZT Which he offers for sale low, at his Store, near the Post
HE rot Y RHODES,
OR THE SALE OF THE GENUINE
CALIFORNIA WINE, from the Yinyard of Frohling &
Co., of Los Angeles, has just received per Yankee, cases of Red
and White Wine, which he offers for sale low.
This ine is highly recommended by the medical men of Cali
fornia for invalids, and prescribed by them iu preference to any
OR SALE RY THE UNDERSIGNED
Cotton duck Nos. 1 to 10: anchors and chains,
Russia and Manila cordage, 1 J to 7 inch
Beef and pork; medium bread; butter in kegs;
Towlines; bbls salted tongues; cases preserved meats;
Cases preserved green peas; cases preserved green corn;
Cases assorted sauces; cases assorted English pie fruits:
Cases assorted English pickles; cases claret wine;
Case3 olive oil; cutting falls;
Cases men's goat brogans; cases men's calf brogans;
Cases women's shoes; denim pants and frocks;
Hardware of all kinds; crockery of all kinds;
Glassware and cutlery; groceries of all descriptions;
Dupont's powder in 1 lb cans;
Cane and wood seat chairs, various patterns;
Bales monkey jackets; bales thick pants;
Bales blankets; rolls Brussels and tapestry carpets;
Ships' cambooses and cabin stoves;
Tea; coffee; sugar; assorted spices;
Bbls New England rum, "J
Cases Martell Brandy, ( j B d
Bbls pure spirit, I
Half pipes gin, J
Boat anchors; whaling gear; blocks, assorted sizes;
Corn and hickory brooms; bales wrapping paper;
Boxes chocolate; hair, paint and whitewash brushes;
Thin clothing of all kinds;
And a variety of articles adapted to the retail trade.
Bales denims; blue drills; saddlery, assorted.
20-tf J. C. SPALDING.
UST RECEIVED, PER DARK AVERY,
from Liverpool, and for sale by the undersigned,
A tew laoies' silk bonnets, latest Pans fashions;
Ladies' habits and sleeves, do; lace sleeves;
Ladies superior unbleached lace hose; girls' cotton hose;
Childrens' cotton socks; children's lace socks;
Embroidoring silk; ladies' superior patent stays;
Stay laces; boot laces; stay hooks;
Black Russian mthair braid; serpentine braid;
Ladies' ami children's worsted polka jackets;
Berlin wool; crotchet cotton; crotchet needles and holders,
Ladies' mohair caps; children's hood3:
Children's hats, neatly trimmed, &c., &c.
On hand, at reduced prices, a large quantity of rich silk, of
rarniua bij ic iiuu quauiu:.
GEO. CLARK, Hotel street.
Honolulu, Oct. 15, 1850. 16-tf
FIRE PROOF ROOFS.
WARREN'S FIRE AND WATER PROOF
Roofs have established for thfmsplvf' in Vera irnrrion,i
and the Canadas a reputation second to none. They have'been
mucn longer in use in me aliuuic ana v estern States, an I testi
monials from various parts of the Union, admit their superiority
over all other roofs.
They have been used upon Dwelling Houses of the first class,
Ware Houses, Railroad Depots, and Manufacturies, and have
been pronounced by Architects, Builders and others who have
a knowledge of their merits, to be of greater durability, and to
be possessed of fire and water resisting properties, to an extent
beyond that of any Roof now iu use.
These Roofs require an inclination of only one inch to the foot.
They can be used for a promenade, and for drying purposes :
and are made available in case of Jire to adjoining buildings.
The materials of which these Roofs are composed, are not
affected by changes of temperature.
The cost is less than that of any other Fire Proof Roof now in
use, and even that of a shincrled Roof. TTipba TtWa
affected by the jar of machinery ; and in case of injury, no Roof
is u tiisiij axiu quicKiy repairea.
The Corporation of the City of Montreal, Canada, have by a
special By-Law, made an exception in favor of Warren Roofs,
to the Law prohibiting the erection of buildings in the City.
And numerous other testimonials from Builders, Insurance Offi
cers, Railroad Corporations and others, which attest the supe
riority of this Roofing over all others for cheapness, efficiency
and durability combined, may be seen at the Countin? Room of
C. BREWER 3d. Forsale by
(1ZAr J. F. B. MARSHALL.
"IT7JX. II A TNT. 11111(2 " T.tvtxt a 99 mnu x . -mm-
BVIiG',f S9e at the 8tore of the undersigned, consisting
partly of the following articles : ' fa
V'r . , uin-namR Plan, white and dotted Muslins,
Blk Alpacca, and Paramatta, Irish linen Drill,
Silk Corahs, do Cravats, plain colored and checkered Silk,
L nder shirts, Drawers, ladies' Hose, '
a ;;,';, lV u oiue navy caps & covers, &c.
A well selected assortment of
Fi2.ES PRESERVES, In cases of two doz. each, viz :
Oame, Meats and Soups, Bolognas,
Liver Sausage and black Puddings,
Jams, Jellies, ic, &c.
Fresh Eng. Mustard, J and J lb. bottles
Ass'd drops and Lozenges,
A small lot of light and heavy CLOTHING,
A few of the new style MOSS PICTURES.
13tf Vox HOLT & HEUCK.
fTl yB,PTS A:VI SHOES. AT THE
IH ! ' ? 06 Store "CEYLON," from 2000 to
pairs, custom made, comprising a great variety
Tof latest styles and for sale low by
V(f v J' IL W00I)-
a. a. .Boots and shoes made and repaired at short notice.
FOR SALE, AT THE COMMERCIAL HO-
aniffiS? GORDON GOLDEN SllERIwfinVinta
SOJiETIIIIVCi IV JEW
AT THE HONOLULU DAGUERREAN GALLERY
IMPROVED AMBROTYPES I
Photographic Pictures on Glass and l'apT
THE UNDERSIGNED, having recently return,!
from a visit to San Francisco, takes pleasure in inform?
the public that he has iutrodueed anl is now prepared to exe
cute those splendid and permanent pictures on gkis3j Wtj
known a3 the
And that, with several sets of NEW INSTRUMENT.?, of th
most celebrated makers, together with a well constructed su"
light, he is enabled to take Ambrotypes, Stereoscopes, Dazuer
reotypes and all kinds of Photograpliic Pictures, iu a supen
manner and in any weather.
PHOTOGRAPHS ON PAPER, of persons, views cf residences
ships, parts of the city, &c, which may be sent to absent friendi
by letter, taken by the dozen or half dozen.
Al.o, on hand, a great variety of cases and frames, of th-
Daguerreotype Instruments and Stock Tor sale, and instruc
tions ia the aft given to persons desirous of visiting other parts.
Honolulu, Oct. 1st., 1S5G. 14-tf
POST OFFICE NOTICE. The following are the
rates of postage chargeable at this Office on all pre-pai i
e . c f .1
5c. 12c. 17c 32c
5 12 17 32
5 22 27 52
5 52 57 1 12
5 17 22 42
5 31 36 70
5 23 33 64
5 32 37 72
5 39 44 86
5 22 27 52
5 4G 51 100
5 6 11 If.
5 25 50
5 5 10
Lettkrs sest to
United States, East,
San Francisco city, will pay
Inland Cal, Oregon, and Utah Ter,
Mexican Ports, -Panama,
Valparaiso, and S Amer Republics,
Canada, and Brit North Am Prov
Gt Britain, Ireland, and Scotland
Bremen, Hamburg & German States,
Russia, Finland, &c
British West Indies,
West Indies (not British)
Australian Colonies (via San Fran)
Azores, or Western Islands,
All ports in the Pacific, when sent
direct from this office,
iO All letters for places marked above with a star, (1 must be
paid through, or they will not be forwarded excepting let
ters for Great Britain which, if desired, will Te sent in a
sealed bag through the United btates, and only Hawaiian an
Sea postage collected viz :
Single letters, - - 7 cents.
Newspapers, ------- -
Pamphlets, 1 cent perounce
Postage on single letters from the U. S. - - - 1 cents.
For double letters, ------ 12 "
And 5 cents for each additional half onnce.
POSTAGE OX NEWSPAPERS FROM THE UXITED STATES.
On single papers, - j certs.
" pampluets containing less man 4U pages, -u
a " " from 40 to 150 pages, 8 44
Bound volumes, ----- a cents per ounce.
Daguerreotypes at the same rate as letters.
Newspapers sent from here must De prepaiu.
To California and Eastern U. S., - -
" England, (not in sealed bag,) - - -44
Bremen and Hamburg, - - -44
44 France, - -
44 Lima, Valparaiso and Coquimbo,
44 Sidney aud New Zealand, - - -
44 Canada and New Brunswick,
44 East Indies, - - - - -
A reduction made on pamphlets and papers received in pack
ages of two or more to regular subscrilx-rs.
A 12 cents U. S. Stamp, and 5 cents Hawaiian, will pay letters
to the U. S. through, and can be procured at this office.
JOSEPH JACKSON, Post Master.
Honolulu, Nov. 1st, 1S5G. 19-tf
UNITED STATES POST OFFICE DEPART
WASmxGTOX, D. C, Blarch 5, 1S56.
NEWSPAPERS throughout the United States win
render a service, in our opinion, to persons having corres
pondents in the Pacific region, by giving conspicuous place to
the subjoined circular in their resiectivc columns.
JOHN B. WELLER,
Senate of the U. S., from California.
. J. W. DENVER,
House of Rep. U. S-, from California.
P. T. HERBERT,
House of Rep. of U. S. from California.
Del. from Oregon, II. R., U. S.
J. PATTON ANDERSON,
Del. from Washington Territory, U. R., U. S.
To persons mailing Letters for California and the Terri
tories of Washington and Oregon .--Thousands of letters sent
to the Pacific coast become dead letters. To remedy this evil
the Post Ofiice Department, under the authority of Congress, ha
adopted as an auxiliary to its operations the following plan for
simultaneously publishing at each and every post office in the
Pacific region, in a list called 44 Pacific Mail List," the names or.
persons to whom letters have been seut by mail to post offices ia
California and the Territories of Washington and Oregon. By
this system, a letter may be sent to any post office in the Pacific
region for a person whose location is unknown, save the mere
fact that he is somewhere in California or the Territories of
Oregon and Washington ; if the letter be published in the Pacfia
Mail List, its ultimate reception by the person for whom it is
intended will be rendered highly probable. To enable those who
may desire to extend to their Pacific correspondents the advan
tages thus offered, the following illustration 13 given :
Suppose it is wished to send to the Sacramento post office a
letter for George AVilson, who emigrated to California from Pike
county, Missouri, but it is feared that he may' have changed his
location, and hence may not receive the letter. Iu this case,
direct the letter to George Wilson, (late of Pike county, Missouri(
Sacramento, California. Then, in order to publish, tne letter in
the Pacific Mail L.tst, copy the address ot tne letter upon a
piece of paper or card, and enclose the card, together with a
three-cent postage stamp, in an envelope to the Pacific Mail
List, N. Y. Deposit the letter, as usual, in the mail for Cali
fornia, and at the same time drop the envelope, containing the
card to publish the letter, in the mail for New "York. From
the address on the card thus received at the New York post office
the name, George Wilson, will be entered in its appropriate place
in the Pacific Mail List, which is printed and sent by mail to
each and every postmaster in California and the Territories of
Oregon and Washington, and by them posted in a conspicuous
place in their respective offices. The list thus being distributed
over the entire Pacific region, George Wilson may at once learn
from it that a letter for him has been sent to the Sacramento
post office. No person of a similar name will receive the letter,
for the address on it points out that it is intended for George
Wilson, late of Pike county, Missouri. Thus mast letters will
be received that would otherwise be transmitted to the dead
The envelopes containing the advertising cards sent to the
Pacific Mail List, New York, pay postage like ordinary mail
matter, and must be pre-paid. The addresses of letters copied
on the pieces of paper or cards should be written in a plain and
distinct manner. The three-cent postage stamp enclosed in the
envelopes defray the expenses of publication, and must sot bo
pasted to . e cards, but simply enclosed with them. Li the ab
sence of postage stamps, three-cent coirvs may be substituted.
It is believed that this circular has been drawn up so explicitly
as to require no explanations ; but should this prove not to be
the case, postmasters will take notice that all interrogatorie
must be addressed to the Pacific Mail List, New York, and not
to the department.
The first of this series of lists will accompany the mail of Maj
5th, and wiU be forwarded by each succeeding mail.
OLIVER E WOODS.
Tost Office Department. I
March 5, 1356.
Mr. Woods has my authority to put his plan, as above, iu
operation ; but no responsibility is assumed by the department ;
and all correspondence in regard to this arrangement must be
addressed to the Pacific Mail List, New York. That th puhhc
may avail itself or the advantages thus offered, postmasters are
requested to give the circular a conspicuous place in their res
pective offices. JAMES CAMPBELL,
21-tf Postmaster General.
THE UNDERSIGNED HAVING lJEEX
instructed by His Excellency the Minister of the Interior to
continue the overland Mail Carriers throughout the Kiiigilom
Notice is hereby given that hereafter Mail Carriers will be dis
patched as below :
On Kacai. Leaving Mr. Widemann's store every Tuesday
morning for Ilanalei, returning Wednesday.
Leaving Nawiiiwili every Thursday morning for Koloa, Hana.
pepe and Waimea returning Fridays.
Os Oahc. The day of departure of the Government Mail
Carrier on Oahu is Thursday of each week, leaving the Pos1'
oOice punctually at 9 A. 31., returning Saturdays.
Os Maui. The mail-carrier will leave the Post-office, Lahsina
every Tuesday Morning, and passing through Wailuku and Ka
hului, reach Makawao about 6 P. M. At 7 A. M., Wednesday,
he will leave Mr. Spencer's Store, which will be the Post-office
for that district, and passing through Kula, Torbcrtsville and
Kalepolepo, return to Lahaina on Wednesday night or Thursday
Mails on Hawaii.
The Mafl-Camer between Kawaihae and TJilo will leave Capt
Law's Store at Kawaihae every THURSDAY, and returning
leave B. Pitman's Store in Hilo every MONDAY.
A Mail-Carrier leaves Captain Law's Store at Kawaihae for
Kailua and Kealakeakua the first and third THURSDAY ia
each month, and leaves Capt. Cumings' Stcre at Kealakeakua
the first and third TUESDAY of each month.
Between Hilo and Kau, the Mail will be sent every fortnight,
leaving Mr. Pitman's Store at Hilo, the first and third MONDAX
of each month, and leaving Mr. Shipman's residence at Kau, the
first and third THURSDAY of each month.
The Mail-Carriers throughout the kingdom will be allowed to
carry small packages, other than letters and papers, subject to
such charges as may be fixed on hereafter.
July 1, 1356-tf. JOSEPH JACKSON, Tost-Master.
JUnS,!nXECEIVED FROM SAN FRA
LICO, per Yankee, and for sale by the undersigned
u 3i No. 2 Manila Cheroots, superior,
1 Case Pongee nandkercliicfs,
10 White Embroidered Crape Shawls.
4 Cases Denims,
1 44 blue twilled FlanneL
1 tt scarlet 44 44
6 Bales 4-4 Cab. brown Sheetings,
15 Pieces Canton Crape, black and brown,
Sacks superior Flour, Brogans, '
Superior Black Tea, in papers,
Cases superior Tobacco, i lb plugs. ;.r -
IS-tf A-.P. EVERETT-