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THURSDAY, FEB. 13, 1S57.
We hare very Utile change to report In the aspect cf trade
tola week 5 the retailers ccmplals of estrone dullness, and Indeed
the town seems unusually quiet for this season cf the year.
A Email jobbing business Las been transacted and there has 1
r.T.i JUIC ii.ilC V(lJlr gV-JaS i Twill 11- U'.ll-I I
exceptiou cf a few articles, such a3 breod stuffs and grain, the
ixcan aftMA ltU 11 . r .v , . . t 1 , 1, TIfV t;&
market is well supplied with staples.
market. Furchaaed by Dr. Geo. A. LaiLr.-p.
The hull of the bark Delta, which had been well tripped,
wa.3 sold at auction for -500 considrd a liberal n0-ure. She
is to be broken up.
American brig Prince de Joint Hit was sold at auction
yesterday f r $G0O. Sue will probably be fitted up for an island
We h-e a few quotations this week.
OIL Casks of humpback sold at 42c (a) 50c for dark, and 5oc
(3 C9c for light; polar SSc (a) TOc.
COFFEE No change ; lc askexl for ch ice Kona.
HICE Sales No. 1 China, daraasrt-d. at auction for Gc.
SUGAR No change; a fidr supply in market Jjc tS) 7 cts j
asked f,r l?t quality.
KUAN Sales at c V Ii.
CHANGES A quantity cf excellent oranges sold at auction
for SI 25 (3 1 62 a hundred.
CIGARS ManHa No. 2, twist ends, sold at $15 V M.
PROVISIONS No change ; no demand at present.
TEA Sales of Hyson, inferior, at 13c good qualities, scarce.
FLOUR No salos ; the mill is still at a stand. A considoratle
quantity is expected to arrive per Yankee, from Sa:i Francisco.
The stock in hand Is held by retailors at $1S per bU.
ISLAND TRODUCE Butter has been very scarce this week
end goixl sweet potatoes ar? not to be had. It is to be hoped
that a continuance of line weather will bring us iu a supply of
the former article from the dairies.
LATEST DATES, receiveil at t!i OClco.
San Francisco - - - Jan. 2
Panama, N. G. - - Jjec. 15
New York - - - - " 5
Loudon - - - - Nov. IS
Tan's ----- Nov. 16
Ilongkonjr - - - - S.-p. 23
Sydney, N. S. W. - Oct. 15
Tahiti ----- Jan. 2
For Sas Francisco, per Reporter, to-morrow or Saturday.
For Lahaisa, per Kamoi, Saturday.
For Kattai, per Johu'Young, Friday and Exc.l, about Satur
day. The bark Yankee is probably 12 days out, with the New rk
Mail of Jan. 5. She will be here by the 221, no doubt.
PORT OP HOItfOXiTJLTJ, II. I
Feb. 12 Am wh sh Lancaster, Carver, fru Soci-ty Islands, taken
nothinir since leaving Honolulu in lec.
' 12 IIuvv sch K amehameha, Gulick, fur Kohala.
13 " srhs Frivoriv?, fin Kahu'ui, and Kinoole, Morse,
fm Kona, Iav.-;ii.
11 Flaw sch laria, Molieno, f;n Kawaihae and Lahaina,
15 Am wh'sh Brutus, Henry, fm Lihtuna.
35 Am w h sh Moutpelier, Macniber, from sea, leaking.
16 Br bk Wiiliam Martha, Aru.-.ld, 4S ds from Tuget
Sund, in ballast, bound to Sydney ; touched for
water anl supplies.
IS Sch Kamoi, Chad wick, fm Lahaina.
13 t; John Young, II?.lf, and Excel, Antonio, both fm
Feb. 12 Haw sch E;st Maui, fur liana.
13 sch Kamehameha, Gulick, f r Kohala.
14 " sch Kamoi, C'hadwick, fr Lahaina.
1 Mary, Berrill, for Tannines Island.
-Am wh sh Lancaster, Carver, to cruise on Japan Sea.
16 Bivm sh Post, Wierard, for San Francisco.
17 Br bk William & Martha, Arnold, for Sydney.
IT Haw sch Maria, Molteno, for Kawaihac.
13 Am wh sh Brutus, Henry, to cruise.
British bark William if Martha left Tuge . Sound Jan. 9. On
th3 12th saw brig L. P. Foster going into the Sound. The
Foster wo3 to return to this port with a carip cl lumber, and
is now fully due.
The American whale ship Jo?i'f;cr,Macombe.', returned to
port on the loth, absent one week. On the second lay out the
ship commenced leaking, which, during moderate weather, in
creased to four hundred and fifty strokes per hour. The ship is
discharging her cargo, about 1,900 bbls, as the damage must bo
la her bottom, the upper works Laving been thoroughly re
paired. Coaster Lost. The schooner Miry. a. small craft of 10 or 12
tons burthen, was lost on Molokai, in the gale of Feb. S, the
same in which the Rlalto was lost at Kcloa.
Capt. Carver, cf whale ship a'-afr, rport3 the fallowing
whalers at Huahine, Jan. 10 -.
.hine, Jan. 10 -. Ship John llowluuil, Tavlor .
: Trwent, Taber; Jaaus Winsiow ' Lyiial !
Lancaster spnke, ner.r Tahiti, Jan. 20, ship j
Sheffield, Green, ed1 ship Maria Theres?, DavH ; Capt. Pavis is
reported qttte ill. None of the above vessels ha-i taken any oil J
since leaving Oahu. ' I
Th SOiirHmr I2in?tn rrwnMr 1 of l? -..m: -
loss. Her boats, two masts and sails are all that have heen j
. wvuiij fT i v.ttv.u 13 eft tVfcO A j
Mmimraiaeu'ssei. e nave received the tallowing letter
from Capt. Taber :
Koloa, 21 mo., 10th, 1S5T.
Ms. Errr?R : I wish to avail myself of the columns of the
Commercial Advertiser ti state the particulars of the loss of
the :rchooier Rialto, of Honolulu, at Koloa. The Rialto ar
rived here on Sunday, at 2 r. M., wind East and moderate.
At sunset, wind light wiih rain, veering ENE and NE daring
the night. In the morning, (Monday) no rain, nearly calm;
discharge freight. At 9 A. M., wind veered SE; at meridian
South, rati er freshening. At 1 P. M. went on board, took in
boats, m:ide preparations to get under way, riding with IS
fathoms ia b fathom water. Hove in about 5 fathoms, hoisted
mainsail and foresail, and hove away. Sung out forward, "all
away;" the vessel had steinway on; hoisted jib, fell o2T a3 usual,
arl, supposing I had ample distance to allow the vessel to fall
off more than U3ud to give her headway, came gradually to,
with headway. Suddenly stopped and came up into the wind,
hearing at the windlass all the time. I anticipated no trouble
at this moment, but ia half a minute three seas put the vessel
where no anchor would save her. I tried what I thought was
the only thing that could be done : unshackled the chain to
slip, as nothing but headway would take the vessel off. Before
that could be accomplished, the vessel struck aft, on the rocks.
Iloistel out the boat to run the kedge, but found it impractica
ble and of no avail, on account cf the surf where the vessel lay.
The vessel is a total loss. Fi. Taber,
Master of Schooner lliaito.
VESSELS IX PORT.-FE15. IS.
H. I. M.'s corvette Eurydice, M. M. Tichon.
Chilean brig E?cape, (I.sso, repairing.
Am clipper ship Aspasia, Oreen, loading cargo oil
Am. bark Frances l'a!mcr, Green, retitting.
Am sch Ileporter, Halsey.
Sh:r Benjamin Tucker, Barbtr. I Brig Prince de Joinviil
Congress 21, Stranbuxg.
Bark?. Georere. (condemned)
Delta Dubay, "
Oahu, Molde, fitting out.
Barks, Harm nny, Bum pus.
Itaiy, Babcock, fitt. out
Coasters iu Port
Sch Kamoi, Chad wick.
,: John Young, Hale.
" Favorite, Reviere.
For Sax Frxscisco per sh Post Mr. and Mrs. Covington, B.
Birsenburg, St. Clair and Lady, Mr. Struck, Simon Frazer and
lady, W. M. Lee, W. M. Gamble, Gosserinoff, Nordgrees, M.
Selmeiz, Chas. Hatheway, Samuel Moores, H. Wiegmann, G.
Eckhfd, John Travers, John Taitons, P. H. Doran, Samuel
Adams, Charles Cold. 22.
For Fanxixg's Island per sch Mary : 9 cases merchandise,
1 chest tools, 2 cases syrup, 2 do soap, 1 keg cranberries, 1 keg
boat nails, 1 bag shot, 1 box tea, 5 boxes do, crackers, 1 bale
brown cotton. 4 bags Carolina rice, 6 casks and 24 bbls shook s, 6
cases bread, 1 cask flour. 5 casks beef.
For San Francisco per ship Post 4,201 package merchan
dise, 63 casks whale oil, 263 sacks pulu, 191 bales do, 20 ditto
Vessels Expected from Foreign Ports.
Am. brfgantinc L. P. Foster, Johnson, Is due from Buret
Sound with a cargo of lumber to nackfeld & Co.
One of Piercs & Co.'s line of Boston S. I. Packets was to sail
r I Ttrmmn for Honolulu about Feb. 1st.
American bark Bherint, Morse, sailed from Boston, Bsc. 2,
f jr Honolulu.
le hospital lot arid building thereon ;vero knocked d-wn at . d j not learn her name.
-r--. -r ,.;..,.-". ;.,t. r-rir ,?...! A ilne diri-cr ship, building at Liverpool, call
urates mat reai estate is not ue most uuoj au. ur.iv iur , the gwin- coniigiied to K. C. J anion.
. ' . . , .. . .. ! mena nu ucen cnanereu iur iino.uiu. ens;
i American ship Hadusra left Boston ov. 10, with cargo xn-.
' for Honolulu, to C. Brewer due March IS.
j Bremen brig F?nai sailed from Bremen Oct. S, with cargo of
! merchandise to HoCschlaeger & Stapenhorst.
Br. bk Gambia, from London via Tahiti, sailed April G. Last
reported at STdney. Due here z-ia Tahiti, March 15.
j American bark Yankee, Smith, will leave Saa Francisco for
- Honolulu about Feb. C due about 221.
f jT Honolulu, about Feb
American bark Fanny Mjor, Law ton, to leave San trancisco
Feb. 22 due -March 10.
American clinker bnantine .Morning fctar sailed irom uoston
! far Honolulu about Dec. 2, with merchandise for the American
I Mission due April 15
A vessel is expected dally from from Colombia River, but we
:-d the Kameha-
would sail during
Til URSDA Y, FEBR UA R Y 1 9
I'orls of the autlwicli Iilancu. .o. o.
We eoiac now in our reiew of the ports of the
j Islands to those of Kauai, which is the most
northern isiantf of the archipelago, and nearly
circular in form, with an area of about 520 square
miles, one half of which i3 adapted to grazing and
cultivation. Its southern point lies in lat. 21
GG', its northern point in 22 7'. Its longitude
is embraced between 1G0 41' and 1C0 S(V West.
There are two bays and two open roads, used by
coasting vessels, but shij now rarely anchor in
"ai.mea Harbor. ThLs is an open road
stead, sheltered from the trade wind, and has a
good anchorage r whale ships, somewhat resem
bling that of Lahaina. The harbor is located in
lat. 21Q 57' North, long. 150 42' West. From
the year 182-3 to 1845 this port was much visited
by whale ships, averaging fort- to fifty ships each
year, but of late years, owing to the customs reg
ulations, and better supplies furnished at Hono
lulu and Lahaina, but few whalers have anchored
or touched at the port. It affords by far the best
anchorage for ships "to be had at Kauai, and is
deemed safe for larere vessels, excent from Decern-
ber to March, when the south winds prevail. The
best anchorage is directly opposite the beach, a
little west of the mouth of the river, in twelve to
fifteen fathoms, about half a mile distant from the
shore. "When the wind is fresh the surf breaks
wildlv on the beach, but whale boats and canoes
pass through it without danger. Sweet potatoes,
ani most of the island fruits and vegetables, as
well as poultry and pigs can be had here in
abundance at all seasons of the year. It was at
Waimea that Capt. Cook first anchored when he
discovered the grouT) in 1778.
YkoLOA located about fifteen miles cast and
to windward of Wairnea, is tie port of entry of
this island, at which a custom house officer is sta
tioned. The anchorage is an open roadstead, the
trade wind blowing along and a little off shore.
During the prevalence of the trade it is safe fur
ships to anchor, but they rarely do so, preferring
to procure their supplies 44 lying off and on."
The anchorage fur schooners is close in shore,
in four to six fathoms of water, where it is
somewhat sheltered from the wind by a bluff.
Owing to the force of the swell and the sudden
ness with which the south wind sweeps around the
headlands of the Island, and the want of proper
buovs, a number of coasting vessels have been
wrecked of late years at this port. For the trade
of the port, there is a small rude pier constructed
which might be improved at no great outlay of
labor. From the landing there is a good carriage
road to the town, distant about two miles. Lanre
quantities of firewood, bullocks and sweet pota
toes are furnished to whalers at this port, and
these articles can no where be procured cheaper
or better. It is estimated that 10,000 barrels of
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svreQ r-tatoes arc cultivateu annually here, waicn 1
are thought to be tho best on tbo islands. Xcarly !
n the pOtutXS furnished for tl
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market producer hero. Ivoxoa b
us lung been
i ' noted for its sugar plantations, which arc con-
fidercd the most productive On tliO group.
mills are at present owned by Messrs. "Wood &
Burbank, and the produce this year is not far
from 200 tuns of sugar. The shipment of pota
toes, sugar and molasses constitute the chief trade
of the port. Its population is about 1000.
Nawiliwili Bay is distant from Koloa some
twelve miles to tho north-east. It is frequented
only by coasters. The bar has three to three
and a half fathoms on it, and the Bav lies
directly open to southeast winds, during which,
owing to the hoaw swell, it is unsafe for vessels
to lie there. The inner harbor, Xiunialu, at the
mouth of the river, has two lat horns on the bar.
There is, however, a circuitous channel of three
fathoms leading into it. This is the only safe
anchorage in the Bay for vessels during south
easterly storms. This place is the residence of
the governor and judicial officers of the island.
Tie Lihue sugar plantation is also located here.
IIaxalei IIareok is on the north side of the
island, and during the prevalence of the trade
wind affords good anchorage for vessels of all
classes. It is exposed only to tho north-west
winds, which however rarely blow hero ; and
even in the strongest west and north-west gales,
small vessels witli good ground tackle can lie
safely under the lee of the reef, opposite the
mouth of the river. The view from the anchorage
is one of the most picturesque in the world,
towering mountains, covered with woods, cas
cades, ravines and the "Waiole river, with one of
the richest valleys in our group, all mingle to
gether in making it a scene of unusual beauty.
The trade of the port is now very limited and
is confined to a few coasting vessels, which supply
the wants of the natives and the coffee plantations.
Whale ships seldom visit the port now. The
steamer West Point used to make this one of
her stopping places in her trips around the
island, and a profitable trade was being estab
lished by her at the timo of her loss. The two
largest coffee plantations on the islands are located
here, producing annually 150,000 to 200,000 lie.
of coffee. In the neighborhood of the port sev
eral thousand head of cattle run mid, and in
former years considerable quantities of beef were
jpacked here, but owing to the poor and irregular
facilities for sending it to market, it has been e
jtirely broken up. - W
1 It was in this harbor in the year 1S24, thirty
three years ago, that the Royal Hawaiian brig
Cleopatra's Barge, "Tho Pride of Hawaii," was
wrecked, the circumstances attending which it
may not be amix to relata here. The wreck is
apposed to have occurred solely through the in-
cornTiptenov or npo-lierence of the master, a for-
eigner. After the natives had brought cn shore
from the wreck, the spars, rigging and other arti
cles, they attempted to haul up the brig itself.
This furnished one of the best specimens of
physical force ever witnessed among them. .
44 They collected from the woods and margins of
the river, a large quantity of the bark of the
hibiscus, and with their hands without any ma
chinery, made several thousand yards of strong
rope, such as was then in common use at the islands.
Twelve folds of this they made into a cable.
Three cables of this kind they prepared for the
purpose of drainir up the wreck of the Clco-
pafa's Barge on shore. These three cables were
yftie-n attached to the mainmast of the brig, a few
feet above the deck, leading some distance on the
shore towards the mountains, nearly parallel to
each other. At the sides of these the multitude
were arranged as closely as they could con
venientlv sit or stand together.
4 4 The brig lay in about ten feet water, and partly
on her side which was furthest from the shore,
and very near to a reef of rocks rising nearly half
way to the surface. Over this reef they proposed
first to roll the vessel. Everything being ar
ranged fjr their great muscular effort, an old
but spirited chieftain, formerly from Oahu, called
the Wind-watcher, passing up and down through
the different ranks, and from place to place, re
peatedly sung out with prolonged notes and
trumpet tongue, 44 be quiet shut up the voice."
To which the people responded, 44 say nothing,"
as a continuance of the prohibition to which they
were ready to assent when they should come to
the tug. Between the trumpet notes, the old
chieftain, with the natural tones .and inflections, j
instructed them to grasp the ropes firmly, rise to-!
gether at the signal, and leaning inland, to look
and draw straightforward, without looking back- j
wards towards the vessel. They being thus mar
shalled and instructed, remainctl quiet for some
minutes, upon their hips.
44A man called nJiaukau, or councilor with the
chiefs, whose office it was to rehearse for the
encouragement of the drawers, an ancient and
popular song, used when a tree for a canoe was
to bo drawn from the mountains to the shore,
rose, and with great rapidity commencing with
an address to Lono, the ancient god, rehearsed
the mythological song, now in the possession of
Judge Andrews, of which the following is a verso :
" Give to me the trunk of tho tree, O Lcno
Give me the tree's main root, O Lono
Give me the ear of the tree, O Louo.
Hearken bv niirht, and hear by day,
O IVihiihi O I'oahaaha
Come f-jr the tree, and take to the sea-side.'
" The multitude quietly listening some six or
eight minutes, at a particular turn or passage in
the song indicating the order to march, rose to
gether, and as the song continued with increasing
volubility and force, slowly moved forward in
silence ; and all leaning from the shore, strained
their huge ropes, tugging together to heave up
the vessel. Tho brig felt their power rolled up
slowly towards the shore, upon her keel, till her
side came firmly against tho rock, and there in
stantly stopped : but the immense team moved
on unchecked ; and the mainmast broke and fell
with its shrouds, being taken off by the cables
drawn by unaided muscular strength. The hull
instantly rolled back to her former place, and
was considered irrecoverable. The interest of the
scene was much heightened by the fact that a
large man by the name of Kiu, who had ascended
the standing shrouds, being near the main-top
when the hull began to move, was descending
when the mast broke, and was seen to come down
suddenly and shnii
ltaneously with it in its fall.
X apprehensions were it it on shoro that he
was killed amidst the ruins. Numbers hastened
from the shore to tho wreck, to see the effects of
Ahoir pull and to look after Kiu. He was found
amusing himself swimming about on the seaward
side of the wreck, where he had opportunely
plunged unhurt, when ho was in imminent dan-
NOTES OF THE WEEK.
Accident. We rctrrct to hear that Judge Ilardv,
of the Circuit Court of Kauai, had his foot badly
bruised by the falling of his horse, about the first of
Drowned. A seamen belonging to the whale-ship
Brutus, was drowned at Lahaina on Thursday last.
His name was Richard Welsh, was 21 years old, from
Prince Edward's Id., X. S. It i3 only five months since
he left home, ne, in company with a number of the
seamen of the ship, waa in the water washing the
boats, and sporting among themselves, some little
distance from the land. He was seen to go under the
water and raise his hands, but his shipmates supposed
him to be only in sport, "till his long absence aroused
their fears. Xatives dove down toi)ring him up, but
the water being quite muddy, owing to recent rains,
it was half an hour before he was recovered. It is
supposed he was taken with spasms.
Coolies. The five years term for the first impor
tation of coolies expired a few weeks since. A ques
tion has arisen whether they are bound to serve out
the time they may have been absent and refund the
expenses paid on their account. This was decided in
the Police Court a few days since, in the case of Jos.
Booth's coolie, in which it was adjudged that the
coolie should serve out the term of 120 days that he
had been away at different times, and also the sum of
$37,50 in addition, being expenses and fines which
Mr. Booth had had to pay on his account during the
five years, which would add about another year to his
JCaxine Fidelity. Among the instances of strong
attachment of dog3 to their masters, many interest
ing tales have been recorded, bit we do not recollect
one where more endurance and constancy ha3 been
displayed than in an instance which many have wit
nessed here durinc: the past two years. When the re-
mains of our late beloved King, Kamehameha III,
were deposited in the sepulchre, many were the sad
mourners who watched night and day, Lamenting in
heart-rending wailing the death of their King, friend
and benefactor. Weeks wore on, and human grief
was moderated, if not assuaged; the mourners
quietly departed and returned to their homes and
occupations. Not so the late King's favorite masthX
When the body was deposited in its last resting place,
" Evelaina" took his station outside the door of the
tomb, and there commenced his weary watch. For
many weeks he would not leave the spot After a
time, food was not taken to him, and at last, driven
by hunger and thirst, he was compelled to' leave ;
but, having satined these wants, he returned to his
Poc . auu
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Of late his keepers have tried to confine him, but he
13 frequently missing, and, if searched for, will be
found guarding the mortal remains of him he loved
Whales. Capt. Molteno of the schooner Maria,
informs us that a school of sperm whales entered
Kalepolepo Bay one day last week, and were driven
out by two humpback whales. In the course of the
day the sperm fish returned and were again driven
away by the humpbacks, who appear to consider that
as their own territory. At all events, the latter are
to be seen in the bay almost every day. The sch.
Haalilio which is erasing there, was chasing after
the humpbacks, and did not see the others. Capt.
Sherman stands a fair chance of striking a few more
before he gives up his cruise.
Bcbglary. The premises of Mr. Grant on Xuuanu
avenue were entered on Wednesday last, and a box
containing about $110 in coin stolen.
Another. The dwelling of Rev. Air. Turner was
entered on Friday night, and his clothes stolen from
his bedside. Fortunately nothing of any value was
in them. These cases should warn housekeepers to
be cn their guard.
Still Another. The cellar under the drug store
of Dr. McKiVbin was entered last night, by China
men, and some thirty lbs. of opium stolen. A police
man usually sits or sleeps on the doctor's steps but
what of that ?
Hawaiian Beef. Those wishing to se3 a sample
of Hawaiian beef, should step into the store of Chas.
Brewer, 2d, and examine a lot for sale there. This
lot of 200 bbls. was packed under the experienced eye
of Capt. Jas. Mn&ee, at his plantation on Fast Maui.
Turks Island salt only is used. We have the authori
ty of a whaling captain, many years in the service,
and now just out from home, that it is superior to
American, and the finest beef he has ever seen.
Butter. Our d u'ry friends on the other islands
cannot be aware that there is no fresh butter to be
had in Honolulu. Most families have been without
any for the past two weeks, and are Y.ely to be with
out it for some time yet. The loss and withdrawal of
several of our coasters has tended in a measure to
prevent the regular supplies of butter from coming to
Ports of tue Sandwich Isl.vnts. Xo. 5, pub
lished to-da"y closes cur notice cf the ports of the
islands. We hope that the facts they furnish will aid
masters of whaling and merchant vessels desirous of
procuring supplies at cur ports, and not wishing to
be detained any time to obtain them. Ships from
California, Oregon or the Mexican coast, passing on
to China or Australia, can always rely on procuring
cheaply an abundance of fresh meat and vegetables,
without a necessary detention of over three hours, at
any port they touch at. We know that many vessels
pass the islands without stopping, which would have
been glad to obtain supplies, if they had had full in
formation in regard to the different ports and what
was obtainable at each. Copies of the five papers
containing the "ports of the Sandwich Islands," can
be had at our office.
As soon as we can procure the necessary assistance
or information, we propose publishing a series of ar
ticles on the agricultural products of the group,
both indigenous and exotic, giving their history,
with the best varieties and mode of culture, to in
clude perhaps the fruit and forest trees.
CurrER Whaler. The fine bark Frances Palmer,
recently bought by Capt. Jas. Green, and to be com
manded by him, is now receiving her new masts, and
the other alterations necessary to fit her for a whaler
are being forwarded with commendable dispatch.
She will be off for a twelve months cruise in a few
weeks, and if Capt. Green and his bonnic bark"
are not among the " high hooks" when she returns
here, we arc sure it will be from no fault of himself
cr his craft. Success attend them.
Economy. There is no place known to us -where
extravagance has run rampant so long as here. Many
live up to their income, and not a few, we believe, go
far beyond it. We may complain of the enormous ex
pense cf living, but few will undertake to curtail ex
penses. The fact is, good, wholesome, plain food can
be procured hei'c at very reasonable rates. It is lux
uries that cost the dimes and brings up the expense
cf living to bankrupt rates. Practical demonstra
tion of this can be witnessed by any and all that
will take the trouble to call on Mr. Jacques, at
the foot of King street, at his new restaurant.
To be sure the style is not up to that cf Delmonico's
famous place in New York, or such houses as the St.
Nicholas, Metropolitan and Lafarge hotels. Bat a
dish of pork and beans, Yankee style, or a cup of
coffee and bowl of poi, a la Hawaii, enough to satiate
the appetite of a very hungry person can be procured
for one rial. Go in, all hands, and encourage enter
prise, and piofit by the example.
The Bethel Chapel which has been undergoing
considerable repairs, during the past three weeks,
win re-open tor service on babbath next. Rev. E. G.
Beckwith will preach in the forenoon. There will be
no service in the evening. Rev. Mr. Damon will be
absent on Kauai for two or three weeks longer pro
bably. By the Excel Tie hear that he is improving
and we hope will be able to escape a recurrence of the
disease which threatens his usefulness.
February 22d. The anniversary- of the birth of
Washington will be celebrated at the American Club
Rooms, on Monday next, at 11 o'clock A. M., the 22d
this year falling on Sunday. Washington's farewell
address will be read by Dr. Geo. A. Lathrop, and
addresses will be delivered. It is also expected that
Capt. James Smith and the bark Yankee will be
For Sax Francisco. The clipper schooner
porter will probably sail in a day or two for San
Francisco direct and take a mail. She is waiting
for a cargo of potatoes from Kauai, by the Excel,
which was at Waianae becalmed on Tuesday P. M.
Croup. A medical friend requests us to warn
parents not to look slightly on any symptom of sore
throat appearing in children at the present season, as
several cases of that description of inflamation of the
throat which formed an epidemic among the children
in the spring of 1852 have recently shown themselves.
This disease is easily broken up by appropriate treat
ment in the beginning, but will, when left to itself
be apt to run out into one of the most dangerous
forms of croup.
SF" We hear many complaining of having
nothing to do." We would advise them that they
cannot pass a half-hour more pleasantly than bv
walking down to the new wharf lots and viewing the
improvements going on there ; and if at all inclined
to invest, make a note of the rwtihnhln vni.,.
lots a year hence, when Fort Street is extended to the
buoy off the Point."
Mr. Editor : In ycur leading article of 1
you make some inquiries which I will attest
You ask, why not add to our exports the t-rcl-
of whaling vessels bearing the Hawaiian fla:'
table to which you refer shows the invoiced coat ?
goods imported into the kingdom. A portion of
imports are exported, to the value of which is aiC
what I consider a low estimate for the value
productions oi our son. x uo uui antinpi to aceou.
for the manner in which the balance again
canceled, but your supposition is undoubted:? c,.
rect. It is not just to include the productions of t
Hawaiian whale fishery in its past state, with &
productions of the soil. Suppose that when the ar:
cf afiairs in Europe was threatening in 1653-4, &
owners of the Russian and French whalers then
the Pacific had caused bills of sale to be execute?
conveying their vessels to Hawaiian subjects, va
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then should have applied and received Hawaii-m re;,
isters. If, at the close of the war in 1850, the II v,v
ian owners of these Hawaiian ships sail for Lar-;:.-with
their Hawaiian produce, leaving us no h ,-;
seeing again cither owners, money or ships even, L-
such produce of our flag of any material value to us;
It would be just to include the catchings of several
American whalers with our domestic produce, a
some of them are well known to be owned wholly
in part by our fellow residents, and a large amount c'
money is eveiy season paid to men who consider the
Islands their home. Ships and men are dischari
here year after year, and invest their money here.
In regard to the change in the estimate of domeiti,
supplies furnished to whalers, the following is my ex
planation. For several years it has been the practice
to ask the captains of whale ships at clearance, 1
much they have spent for Hawaiian produce. Thj
average of their reports has been taken for the
estimate. Satisfied that this was too low, the estimate
was made with the aid of some of the principal ship
chandlers and agents, and although you think
a fairer average it is probable that $1000 is nearer
the benefit derived by our agriculturists and graziers
from each whale ship visiting our ports. It does not
seem probable that the crew of a whale ship can U
provided for in port for a month for the sum of $01,
yet that is the amount reported for one ship in lv",.
Recruiting for the past ten years at an average annual
outlay of $350, is great frugality.
The list of articles which can be obtained in cur
market is increasing yearly, yet in the valuable com
parative table compiled and published by you in your
last paper, you allow without objection the estimate
for 1817. You will notice in that year merchantmen
are estimated at $G00, whalemen at $700, and men
of war $3000.
From your excellent J "orth Pacific Jlliulcmc-i'i
Shipping List, I find that the average lay-lays of
the first 3S ships is 37 days for those at Honolulu,
and 23 days for those touching at Lab-una. The
average for the latter is $500, and for the firmer
$875, not far from the truth, I suppose. w. c.
Mr. Editor : Permit me to occupy a little space
in your valuable paper, and by so doing you will
oblige the undersigned. In listening to the services
at the Methodist church on Sunday evening last, I
was very much interested with Mr-Turncr's sermon,
which was to the point in a great measure, and may
have been the cause of doing good, which is the 'Ip
sire of every Christian. I think Mr. T. is a gool
man, but the best are sometime liable to err.
As I am about to touch on rather a delicate sub
ject and fact for facts are stubborn things I h'-pe
you will allow the following to appear in your nest.
During Mr. T.s elaborate discourse, on Sahhath
evening last, ho took upon himself the duty of
' crying against" several classes of sins and sinners,
and was perfectly justified in doing so, as a minister,
to put down sin, and cry against it with all bis
might, and spare not any class of individuals,
matter who they are or what they may be, if they
are guilty. But ail this he did not fulfill. He, as
Jonah against the Ninevites, cried against" the
people of Honolulu for different kinds of sin, one of
which was pleasure-taking. Now, I don't see what
sin or harm there is in innocent amusement, of
which Mr. T. spoke so harshly, without any excep
tion whatever. The scriptures say there is a tice
for all things."
He spoke of Sabbath-breaking, of which there i?, I
admit, a great deal in Honolulu ; but by whom, I wouH
ask ? Mr. T. stated that the livery stables were
open on Sundays and hired out horses and carnal
on that day." This I will not deny, nor yet vouch
for its correctness. He also said that " Nuuana
road was crowded with buggies on Sunday after
noons," which is very true too true. But, s:r, I
would add, not only Nuuanu road, but also on Kx?
street and in the direction of the stene church ar?
numbers of horses and buggies driving on SunuV
afternoons. Now, Mr. T. omitted to slate by whoa
the majority of those horses and buggies are cccup:ei
I suppose politeness or policy forbade him to do
This is not according to the doctrines he advances
from time to time.
Ln answer to the above question, I would state,
the " Mission families." How many young nen-b
we see riding on horseback, with whip and spar, to
church? How many buggies filled with hea'AT
and vigorous young ladies, riding with parent u
front, with whip in hand, driving to the house
God, morning and evening, some not having rac
than ten or fifteen minutes walk to church. T:!
aged, the delicate or feeble are, of course, excusabA
but there 13 no excuse for the young. Any p-"--a
who is inclined to doubt the veracity of this s':'
ment, Gin be satisfied by walking as far as thfi
church on a Sunday morning. I. would ask. -r-editor,
is this consistent, or is it not ? To show t5
it is not consistent, I would merely direct attcn'-' :
to Exodus, chap. xx. verse 10. Why did M?-
omit mentioning this fact
In conclusion I would also add that Mr. T. c0?11
to be mere charitable in his exposures, and net "
against" one class of individuals more than ano'3er'
when both are equally guilty. He also menu3"
the publicans of this city, and should have dwelt oi
thena as a class, instead of choosing o ne of the3
his victim, upon whose sign board he expatiated w
largely. No good result, but evil only has f?15
therefrom. Ax Obsditi
Mr. Editor : Can ycu cr any of your
pondents inform me how many dollars were
l - t v,a TneBiur'
of Kamehameha in what amount was collected
what has become of the fund ? Who and where
the managers of it ?. . D TlJ"
Mr. Editor: Having accidently PP1
the room of the Honolulu Debating Society, on
evening last, I was agreeably surprised and
ly gratified to witness the very able and cCC,V,
mnnnM ? rY?shT-ft r coma ic rt7ili"-
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hope that they may soon have them. Now JL
time young men. . Gt