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WEDNESDAY EVE'G, MAY 20, 1S57.
The past week has been decidedly the dullest of the Beaton.
We hare observed but little movement In any branch of busi
ness. The slight impetus fciven to tirade by the arrival of the
Yankee, with invoiced of desirable goods, seems to have entirely
At auctions a fair quantity of goods have been sold, but at
prices considerably lower than wenoticed last week.
The barVentir-e Jenny Ford, for Puget Sound, and the bark
Metropolis, for Columbia River, sailed on Saturday. The
latter took 50 tons sugar, on owners' account, a larger amount
than has been exported in any one vessel this year, excepting
the export by the Yankee on her last trip.
The Yankee sails to-morrow, and is compelled to decline a
considerable quantity of freight this trip, she being filled to her
utmost capacity, even carrying all the deck cargo she can.
S17GAB Sales of 100 half bbls, oa private terms, for export.
The market remains about the same as at our last review.
COFFEE But little coming forward from plantations. We
have heard of no sales. Best qualities are firm at 13 (3 14c.
RICE--China No. 1 jobbing at 10(311c. The 6tock Is quite
limited, and a supply is expected shortly.
LUMBER. In fair demand, jobbing at $35. $40. We esti
mate the stock at about 350,000 feet, of all descriptions.
DRY GOODS Sales of Denims at 12i14c. Blue Drills at
FLOUR No change. Sales of small lots at our last quota
tions. The demand will be limited to the home consumption
till October, which is very small.
BEEF Stock continues heavy. We notice sales of Hawaiian
in San Francisco at $14, which Is slightly under the quotations
for American, and about the asking price here for best Ha
waiian: SALT Exports of 40 tons for the Oregon market, on manu
facturers' account". We quote at about $1 25$1 50 per bbl,
for a good article."
RA r.MOV-iSad'ss of Oregon and Puget Sound at $14 per bbl.
CIGARS Sales of Manila No. 2, Havana shape, at $17.
LATEST DATES, received at thia Office.
fan Francisco -Panama,
New Yorit - -London
Paris - - - .
Homrkong- - -Svdney,
N. S. W.
Tahiti - - -
- Mar 1
- Jan. 19
- Mar 24
For San Fkakcisco, per Yinkee, Thursday, May 21.
For Lahaina, per Aaria, Thursday, Jfay 21.
For Kauai, per Excel, next week.
For Kawaihab, per Maria, Thursday, May 21.
PORT OF HONOLULU, H. I.
May 15 Haw schr Favorite, Hobron, from Kahalui.
15 Haw schr John Young, Hale, from Koloa.
16 Haw schr Kamoi, Chadwick, from Lahaina.
17 Haw schr East ilaui, from Molokai.
18 Haw schr Excel, Antonio, from Koloa.
19 Haw schr Maria, Molteno, from Kona, Hawaii.
19 Haw schr Kamahameha. Gulick. from Kohala
20 Am whaleship Sharon, King, from Lahaina. Sailed
same day for Ochotsk.
May 1411 B M steam frigate Tearl, Sotheby, for Hongkong.
14 Haw brig Emma, Bent, for Koloa.
14 Haw schr Alice, Rye, for Kona, Hawaii.
15 Schr John Young, for Koloa.
16 Am barkentine Jenny Ford, McCarty; for Teekalet.
16 Am bark Metropolis, Preston, for Portland, Oregon.
18 Haw schr Favorite, Hobron, for Kahului.
20 Haw schr Kamehameha, Gulick, for Kohala.
Clipper ship Pampero, Coggins, which sailed hence Dec. 10,
with a full freight of oil, arrived at New York March 6, after the
remarkably short passage of eighty-Jive days. The shortest
trip, we believe, was made by the N.B. Palmer In 80 days.
The Sovereign of the Seas and Shooting Star both made it in
Whale ship Sharon reports some twenty whalers at Talca-
iperm. "The Shiron came 1roFV supfly" St" pfftoes'Tliose
which she procured nt Talcahuarjo all rptted.
VESSELS IN J? OR
II. I. M. Corvette Eurydice, Pict
Am bark lankee, Smith.
British bark Gambia.
Coaster in Port.
Sch Kamoi, Chadwick.
Schr Maria, JViolteno, for Lahaira
Schr Kamehameha, Gulick,! for Kohala.
Sohr Excel, Antonio, for Kauai :lext week.
Tests Expected fjroin jFrei.s;ii P
im barlt Fnnnv Mnior. Tw ton. tliiiM 1p;it San Trincivm
for thi3 port about May 10, due her-1 he 25th.
Am ship John Marshall, left New York for Honolulu In Jan.
Clipper ship Kamehameha IV, Gfrry, to sail from Liverpool
April 20, with merchandise to R. C. iJanion.
Brig John Dunlap, Cooke, will be due from Christmas Island
about July 1.
Ham brig Hero, Moeller, from Sydney, may be looked for from
Sydney by July 1.
Am brigantine L. P. Foster, Johnuon, is expected about May
22, from Puget Sound, with a cargo of lumber to Hackfeid & Co.
One of II. A. Pierce's line of Boston and S. I. Packets wa3 to
sail from Boston for Honolulu about March 25.
From Kahtlci Per Favorite, May 1531 bags flour, 1 bale
wool, 1 bbl Irish potatoes, 320 goat skins, 3 kegs butter, 41
From IIaxalei Per John Young, May 15 555 bags coffee,
2 cords wood, 9 goat skins, 9 hides, 10 bbls cement, 23 bags
rice, 6 sheep, 2 kegs butter, 2 bbls and 1 bag flour, 34 ca and
From Lahaisa Per Kamoi, May 16 150 bbls whale oil, 50
bbls beef, 1700 feet koa beards.
For Lahaisa asd Kawaihae Per Maria 15 bags coffee, 2
bass flour, 5 bags onions, 15 bunches bananas, 2 bbl3 beef, 61
bullock hides. 8 horses, 3 pigs, 7000 feet lumber, 6 try potSj j
2000 bricks, 7 tons measurement goods.
For Portland, Oregon Per 3etropolis 2i,Q bags coffee,
2746 mats sugar, 117 kegs sugar, 12 bbls samples, 210 bales
pulu, 150 cs brandy, 693 bags salt, 15 cattys tea.
For Teekalet Per Jenny Ford 3 bbls molasses, 3 kegs
sugar- 2 bbls tallow.
Fo San Frascisco rer Yankee, May 21 33,000 gals oil,
lOO bW pork, 37,000 lbs cou, 42,000 do sugar, 5,000 do whale
bone, 22 chest tea, $8,000 specie, 50 bbls Uavraiiaii beef.
Fob Sas Fhaxcisco Per Yankee, May 21 D C Bigelow,
wLk and daughter; DrJasIt Dow, Jos Booth, wife and cL-ild;
Dr Hutchinson, II Dickenson, S HoGTmeyer, L H Mandelbaum,
Dr Houghton, A Chuck, J M Hanford, .Miss Langdon, O R
Wood, Capt Coville,H C Shaw, U .May, C II Wilcox, G N
Morse, G Linn, A J oseph, M M Gower, J W Near, H Henly,
T Webb, J Feara, M Segar, G Jones, Capt Stott 31.
For Portland, Oregon Per Metropolis Mrs Von Pfister
and 3 children, Mrs Daly and 3 children, Mr Gooding.
From KAHtxn Per Favorite, May 15 Rev W P Alexander,
wife and 2 children; E fiailey and 8 deck passengers.
Feom Haxalei Per John Young, May 15 E Johnson, A
Wilcox, Chas and Albert Wilcox, and 32 deck passengers.
From Lahaina Per Kamoi, May 16 D C Bigelow, wife and
daughter; Dr Dow, S Hoffmeyer, Rev J F Fogue, J F Colburn,
Judge Bond, and 30 deck passengers.
For Koloa Per John Young, May 15 Dr R W Wood, Mrs
Dr Smith, Mrs Dr Hoffmann.
Fob Lahaina and Kawaihae Per Maria Mr and Mrs
Spencer, Messrs Allen, King and two others.
From Lahaixa and Kawaihae rer Maria Mr and Mrs
Thcrston, Mr and Mrs Andrews, Dr Morse, Mrs Brown, P II
Tread way, Judge Robertson and 55 deck passengers.
At Koloa. Kauai, on Sundav. Mav 10, after an illness of four
days, of erysipelas, Samuel Bckbaxe, Esq., aged about 40
y years, a native of Belgrade, Me.
) On Tuesday, May 19, at the residence of his father, In
j Waikele, Mr. Edward II. Hcxt, aged 27 years. Mr. Hunt
J was for several years Clerk of the House of Nobles and House
POUT OF ZiAHilZXTil, BXiLUI.
May 18 Ship Sharon, King, Fairhaven, 5$ mos out, 60 sperm, I
jjay 7Am wh Bhip Corea, Fish, for Kodiack.
12 Adeline, Taber, for Ochotek.
13 bk Vigilant,'M'CleaYe.
No vessels In port. We have been visited with 47 whalers.
; ..j ' Yours, C. 8. B.
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Lahaina. Maui - ; - - C. S. BARTOW, Esq.
Makawao, JE. Maut - - L. L. TORBERT, Esq.
Hilo, Hawaii - - " - Capt. J. WORTH.
Kawaihae. Hawaii - - Capt. J AS. A. LA W.
Kona. Hawaii ! - - TUOS. II. PARIS, Esq.
Koloa, Kauai - - - Dr. J. W. SMITH.
San Vrancisco, Cat - L. P. FISHER, Esq., Mer. Ex.
Mew 'Bedford and U. S. - B. LINDSEY, Ed. Ship List.
THURSDA Y MA Y 21 .
culture of the Hawaiian Islands. Xo 3.
he Cotton Plant. (Continued from April 30.)
Tips section oi country m me unueaotates capauie
. . m i il . TT!i.J Ol L -VI.
of pf educing the celebrated Sea Island cotton is very
llmi ed, being confined to ths low, sandy islands along
the (boast of Georgia and South Carolina. Some of
the largest fortunes in these States have been accu
mulated by t(iie high prices realized, in past years, for
Sea,' Island cotton. The prices varied according to
quality from! 25 to 50 cents per pound. There is
perhaps no ' agricultural product whose culture hss
rewarded so highly the skill lof the cultivator. In
1805 a South Carolina planter succeeded in producing
a staple worth 25 cents per pound more than that of
neighboring plantations. As the result of many
years experience, he succceeded in 1826 in producing
a crop 7hich brought in the market $ 1 10 per pounc .
The year following his crop sold for $1 25 per pounc .
The highest price ever obtained, was for two bale 3
ATtrn. fine, which sold in lbZo. tor per pound. 1 1
late years, the price of Sea Island cotton has compai
atively declined being now worth 50 cents to
per poundaccording to quality, more than the v
land. What is gained in price is said to be par
lost in the comparatively small yield of tho
There is probably no plant more sensitive to soil
and climate and the modes of culture, than cotter';
and to ascertain what species or variety is the best
Buited to the soil and climate of a country, in which
it is to be introduced, is a matter of the first impor
tance. For, however judicious the culture, if ex
pended upon a species or variety physically unsuited
to the climate, it will not be successful. According
to the concurrent experience of American planters,
the great secret of the successful culture of cotton,
depends upon the careful selection and curing of tho
seed. Where there is a perfect adaptability of spe
cies to soil and climate, the seed appears to be capa
ble of almost indefinite improvement, by careful cul
ture. In the Southern States, there are a great many
varieties, probably identical in origin, but improved
by skillful nursing through successive generations,
and which are described, in tho Southern journals,
under the fancy names of Chester, Sugarloaf, Dean,
Banana, Boyd's Prolific, Silk, Jethro, Diamond, and
a great many others.
According to a statement presented by Mr. Bright
to the English House of Commons, one-half of British
exports consist of cotton manufactures. And accord
ing to a late Treasury Report of the United States, raw
cotton now furnishes two-thirds of the total export in
value from the United States. The total consumpt ion
. . .... -- . - J TTli I ix . -J Q - O
was as follows: i
Bales, 400 lbs. ejjiefc.
Great Britain, 3,904,000
Coutinental Euroyie, - - -" 1,122.000
United States, 671,000
The supply was furnished as follows:
From Egypt, Brazil and the "West Indies,
From British India, - - - .
From United States, - - . -
In 185C tho crop of the United States was ?i,p21,
243 bales. The weight of. cotton bales of difijjrent
countries varies and is as follows: Mobile,? 504
pounds; New Orleans, 455 pounds; Upland j 390
pounds; Sea Island, 833 pounds; East Indian1, 383
pounds; Egyptian, 245 pounds; West Indian!, 212
pounds; Brazilian, 182 pounds. I
The following statement of the number of spindles
now in operation, will show the relative advance of
cotton manufactures in different countries:
No. of f'pindles.
In the United States, - - - 3,000000
In Continental Europe, . - - - - 7,00Ci,000
In Great Britain, - 20,000,000
The giant strides of English cotton manufactures,
made during the last fifty years, is only equaled by
the triumphs of the American staple, over all the rest
of the world, and which, in comparison to all other
agricultural staples, has now attained to colossal pro
portions. And although one of the strongest com
mercial ties, which now bind together England and
the United States is of cotton, it is a thread not
easily to be severed by the swords of belligerent min
isters. Cost or Production. Acccording to a statement
in a southern journal, fifty laborers will produce 350
bales, of 400 hundred pounds each, which is 2800
pounds per man. Tho following is said tq bo a fair
statement of the income of a cotton pla ntation, with
an invested capital of $150,000 (consisting mostly of
negroes): ' ' ; j
Product In cotton, 331,139 pounds, at 6 cert,
per pound, , $19,868
Nst Income, $20,002
Six cents is a low estimate of the average price of cot
ton. Notwithstanding the export value of American
cotton, it has increased from $49,000,000 in 1843, to
897,000,000 in 1851. The price has gradually ad
vanced from $25 per bale, or 6 cents per pound in
1843, to $50 per bale, or 12 cents per pound in 1851.
From 1836 to 1846, the lowest range of prices of
different descriptions of cottons was as follows:
Pernambuco, - - - - - 70 9
American, - - - - 6 ( 8J
Egyptian, . - - - - - 7 1CJ
The rates of duties in different countries is as fol
lows: In Great Britain, Sardinia, Belgium, Austria, and.
Denmark, - - - - - - free
In Bremen, - (ad valorem') - of 1 per cent
In Hamburg, - w - i of 1 per cent
In France, (in national vessels,) about If cents per lb.
In France, (in foreign vessels,) about 3 cents per lb.
The German States are chiefly supplied from the
United States through the Hanseatic cities of Bremen
and Hamburg. Until the establishment of cotton
factories in California and Oregon, Sandwich Island
cotton would be a good remittance to China, Ham
burg, Bremen and Liverpool.
As was stated in the previous article on this sub
ject, the main fact that cotton growing is well adapted
to all the islands of this group appears from ample
experience to be fully established. The quality pro
duced, also seems to be a very superior article, which !
will command readily higher prices than the ordinary
American. The nly obstacle, then, to the successful
cultivation of it, is the want of persons who thor
oughly understand the business, and have the meai;
to carry it on successfully. Should this government
offer to any skillftji cotton growers who might be dis
posed to undertake on their own account this nw
business, the freql
use If any of its unoccupied h
for a limited ternSL or, what would be a still greater
and more praise-Worthy encouragement, tho fefe siniple
of any such unocc'upiett lands as might be found Suit
able, who knows ut that it might open the waf for
the introduction cf a lucrative branch of Industry,
most admirably j adapted to our clim,atp and to
our population. Cut if tho governmen wish' to see
such a result, let them act, let them rjake known
their offer, whichj even if n:t taken up, an do them
no harm, but on ike other hand, show t a,t they arc
willing to encourage industry.
But this article having already exceeded the limits
prescribed for it , the subject may be left to the
consideration of those who may be disposed to make the
application of such facts above stated ai are pertinent,
to the introduction of the cotton culture in tho Sand
Arrest of M;C. Monsarrat, Esq.
On Monday last Mr." Monsarrat, auctioneer, was
arrested and has since been kept in confinement at
the palace. The facts n-the case, as near as we can
learn them, are these:
Owing to a difficulty which occurred in January last,
at a dinner party 'given by Prince Kamehameha, the
particulars of which we need not here rehearse,as they
are generally known, Mr. Monsarrat was required by
the King to leave the kingdom. He did so, leaving
in the Fanny Mcijort which sailed for California on
the 21jt of that month . It was generally understood
at theltime that he was banished from the kingdom,
knd tllat this course was taken as the only alternative
left fof him.'
Act.ng on the advico of his friends, who, as well
as the public generally, supposed the whole affair
woulJ die out n if, few weeks and be overlooked, Mr.
M. re'turncd to Honolulu in the Yankee on her last
trip rom San Fr.yicisco, with the purpose of again
establishing himself hr business as auctioneer, and
applied ws-uccesiifullyj for a renewal of his license,
which had expiretl duving his absence.
During the lasf week, a note was sent by order of
His Majesty to Mr. Monsarrat or his brother-in-law,
Mr. Dowsett, inquiring what were the intentions of
Mr. M., whether to remain in the kingdom or not.
To which, reply was made that it was his intention to
remain. The note from the King further inquired
whether his purpose was to remain solely to close up
his affairs or permanently. Reply was made that ho
would remain permanently.
On Monday morning las'-, the Kings private Secre
tary, Mr. Neilson, called on Mr. Monsarrat and re
quested him to visit tue palace, as His Majesty wished
to see him. At 11 o'clock in company with Mr.
Dowsett, he went up to the palace. The King came
into the room with the letter which he had re
ceived the week previous from Mr. M. stating his in
tention to remain here permanently, and asked him
if that was his determination. He replied that it was.
A bell was rung and a guard of soldiers marched into
the room, arrested Mr. M.j and placed him in confine-
fWtm iVii'l' . Via lifan tint tooii x-oloa ood. -Ota
Tuesday afternoon Mrs. Monsarrat applied at the
pa lac for admission to seo her husband, which was
granted, and tho same privilege was granted to seve
ral of Mr. M.s friends.
A circular lotter was addressed on the day of
the arrest, by the Minister of Foreign Relations, to
each of the foreign consuls, stating that the King had
seized the person of Mr. M., "on account of tho injury
which his family had received from him, and that it
was his purpose to detain him in custody until an
opportunity offered to transport him to some foreign
Mr. Monsarrat is an English subject by birth, but
having taking the oath of allegiance, is now a Hawai
ian subject. We understand that General Miller,
II. B. M.'s Consul, has decided not to interfere in the
Immediately after the arrest was made the soldiers
were generally called out At dusk cannon were
planted in the avenues leading to the palace and. the
grounds placed under guard of the artillery, in case
of any attempt to rescue Mr. ,M. from confinement.
The friends of Mr. Monsarrat made application for a
writ of habeas corpus, but the result of the attempt
to procure his liberty in that way is yet uncertain.
The habeas corpus act has not been suspended, as was
rumored to be the cs.se.
j On this affair there is of course difference of opin
yion. Some maintain that it is arbitrary and uncon
stitutional a direct violation ofhe security and
liberty of the subject or resident. The constitution is
clear and explicit in the guarantees it holds out for
the . subject (See articles 5 to 10 inclusive.) If the
ease rests solely on the constitution there can be no
doubt but the precedent now set, of arrest and con
finement by the King, beyond the power of the law
or courts, is striking at the very foundation of our
But others view the case differently, even on this
point of constitutional right. If Mr. Monsarrat gave
his word of honor to the King that he would leave
the kingdom, and if it was understood that he should
not return again (on which point there appears to be
dispute,) it modifies tho case and the action of the
King, and Mr. M. was bound to abide his word.
But let us look further, and ask if our executive is
not in the right ? His rights are the same as those
of his subjects, only perhaps more sacred. Is there
a man in this community, having a family, who
would sit quietly by and see the chastity of his wife
or sister violated by the guest invited to his festive
board? All Christendom sustains the course of the
husband or brother who, without waiting for the tar
dy course of law, takes the law into his own hands,
and inflicts summary justice for such an invasion of
his rights, even though death follows, and though the
crime may have been done under the priestly garb of
religion, or in the holy chancel of the confession
al. There are often in like cases some extenuating
circumstances and there may be in this. The fault
may not be wholly on the part of the man, and we
would fain believe that none of it rests there. But
the act is still the same, morality and private rights
have been invaded and violated, and surely no man
can complain if the sovereign of the land does what
every man would do in his own case, execute justice,
and maintain his rights, let the consequence be what
Under all the circumatances of the case, and espe
cially after the firm determination of the sovereign in
this matter, we see no alternative left, however much
we may regret it, but the banishment of Mr. Monsar
rat from the kingdom, and the more quietly and
peaceably the step is complied with, the less trouble
will arise from the affair. I
NOTES OF THE 1VEEK.
j- The Yankee will be detained only for the
mail Thursday morning, which will positively close,
we are informed, at 10 o'clock precisely, after which
hour no letters will be received at the Post Office.
A bag will be kept op?n at our counter till the
sailing of the Yankee, for papers, &c. The Com
mercial in wrappers can be procured ad above ready
San Frajtcisco as a Whaling Poht. The best
evidence of the advantages of San Francisco as a
whaling port, is the experience of those captains who
have tried it. In another column we publish a letter
of Capt. Newell, of the bark Mice Frazier, and if any
captain of a whaleship visits that port after reading
it, and has to pass through similar vexations and
law suits, let the fault lie with himself. We wish to
give tho captain's letter as wide a circulation as
possible, as no viie believes he will ever visit that
port again with a whaleship, and it is likely to be the
last-opportunity he will have to give his experience
, there. In his list of expenses he omits the cost of his
law suits, a very important item, hardly balanced by
the "premium on his exchange. Captain N.'s advice,
that none but vessels with a full catch ought to go to
San Francisco, is worthy ef attention; but as the last
Congress, by law, decreed that the forfeited wage3 of
deserters should revert to the government instead of
to the owners of the ship as heretofore, even this, the
only inducement offered to vessels to visit that port,
amounts now to nothing. We repeat again, that there
is no port in the Pacific where the police regulations
' are so well adapted to th whaleships as here in
Hcnolulu, and every year they are improving.
Death or Judge Bcebank. The sudden death of
Mr. Burbank, at Koloa, has cast a gloom over the
circle of foreign residents ou that island. He came
to these islands about 1860, and resided for a year or
two in Honolulu, where he practiced law, but has
spent the last five years in carrying-on the Koloa
plantation in company with Dr. Rob t W. Wood, to
which business he had shown himsjlf admirably
suited, and it is owing in a measury'j to his perse
verance that this estate has of late become the most
productive property in the kingdom. His uniformly
mild disposition had endeared him to all, both natives
and foreigners, and his death has caused a void not
readily filled. He leaves a widow (sister of Mrs. Dr.
Wood and Mrs. Hoffmann,) and five children.
Accommodation. We admire the enterprise of the
captains and owners of our coasters, but when they
put themselves to extra efforts to accommodate the
traveling public, they deserve commendation. The
schooner Kamoi, Capt Chadvrick, which usually
makes but one trip a week to Lahaina, last week made
two flying trips to that port, to bring passengers and
freight to go forward by the Yankee. On the former
he was absent from Honolulu, but two nights, on the
latter three. On her last trip up, leaving here Wednes
day evening, she took up tho Commercial, and all
our subscribers in and around Lahaina received their
copies before dinner on Thursday. The schooner
John Young, owned by a native, which arrived from
Kauai on Friday last, got off again, for Koloa the
same day, solely to accommodate passengers anxious
to go there. We are glad to learn that the owner of
this reliable packet is reaping a handsome reward for
his promptness and enterprise, as the vessel has nearly
paid for her cost and runniug expenses in six months
Oca Harbor "looks quite deserted again. The
departure of the Yankee to-day will leave but one
square-rigged vessel here (the corvette Eurydice.)
The last whaler of the season .(the ship Sharon) is
now off the port and will leave to-day for the
Ochotsk. The arrivals of transient merchantmen
from San Francisco during the summer will be very
few, owing to the few inducements held for them in
China. We shall have to depend for our eastern
news during the summer, on our two S. F. packets.
It is cheering even to hear the rumor that a new
liner is to be laid on, a sister to the favorite packet
Yankee, and is to be placed under command of our
old friend, Capt. John Rice, who has made that an
cient clipper, the Mer imac, tell stories the was never
Duut ior, ana wno win oe a rworito commander on
this route. We hope our New London friends will fit
out Capt. Rice with a now and staunch model craft.
If put on soon, she would find a good berth, for
particulars of which, refer to the Yankee.
Apples. Among the offerings of raro fruits and
flowers with which the sick room of our 'respected
Chief Justice is supplied by his numerous friends,
we observed the other day a fruit which deserves
public notice. It was a luscious pippin, raised by
Mr. II. Mclntyre, at his residence in Nuuanu Valley,
which for size and flavor will compare favorably with
our home apples. It Ti as nearly ten inches in cir
cumference, and filled the room with its delicious
fragrance. The tree which bore this fruit is an
Oregon cutting of but two years growth. Mr. Mc
lntyre has about thirty such trees, all thrifty and
giving promise of a good crop next year.
Anniversaries. The annual meetings of several
of the benevolent societies will be held during next
week, at the Bethel Chapel, vis :
Hawaiian Missionary Society, on Tuesday evening,
Hawaiian Bible Society, on Wednesday evening,
Hawaiian Tract Society, on Tharsday evening, 7
Saxe or House Lots. We beg to call the attention
of our readers to the extensive sale of building lots,
&c, to come off to-morrow. No better opportunity
to secure desirable locations for residences has oc
curred for a long time and probably will not soon
occur again. We hope these lots will bring their
value, and be speedily improved.
The Jennt Ford. Many of our townsmen have
asked what the rig of this vessel is called. We are
informed that she is a full rigged barkentine, carry
ing square sails on her foremast like a bark or ship,
but both her main and mizen masts are rigged like
the mizen mast of a bark. This rig was started some
four or five years since, and it is thought to add to
the vessel's sailing qualities as well as to make her
more easily managed.
Fire Co. No. 1 is making iDecial efforts to in
crease the number of its members, and we trust it will
be successful. The fire department needs the aid and
co-oieration of all our citizens, whether property
owners or not.
A flag-staff has lately been erected near the
Engine House of Co. No. 2, and surmounted with a
gilt Vulcan's arm. On Sunday last the company
displayed a new and verv tasty red- flag, on which
were the words " Mechanic 2," in white letters.
ST Rev. D. Dole will preach the annual sermon
before the Hawaiian Missionary Society, at tho Fort
Street Church on Sabbath evening, May 24tb.
Prolific. A female porker, of the Berkshire breed
-belonging to Joseph Booth, Esq. within a fe a'
has become the happy mother of twenty-one juveniles
twenty of which, at latest dates, were doing fineiy
and the mother as well as could he expected. Crack
that nut, Mr. "Old Settler.
Erysipelas. This disease is of quite uncommon,
occurrence here. Only three or four fatal cases of it
have been known during the last twenty years.
Testimonial to Judge Burbank.
At a meeting of the members of the Bar and- Of
ficers of the Supreme Court, held at the office of A
B. Bates, Esq., on Saturday, the 10th May, 1857
Present, A. B. Bates,-Chairman ; J. Montgomery, J.
W. Marsh, J. P. Griswold, P. C. Ducorron, E. p.
Bond, R. G. Davis, W. C. Parke, J. E. Barnard,
It was unanimously Resolved, That as members
of this Bar arid Officers of the Supreme Court, we
deeply regret to hear of the sudden and unexpected
decease cf Samuel Burbank, Esq., of Koloa, who was
formerly an active practitioner in the Courts of this
kingdom, and that, although he some years since re
tired to engage in agricultural pursuits, his character
as a man and as a lawyer merits especial notice ani
Resolved, That as a testimonial pf our appreciation
of his worth, the District Attorney of Oahu be re
quested to present to the Supreme Court at the next
regular term, the proceedings of this meeting and re
quest on behalf of the Bar, that they be entered oa
Resolved, That the relatives, and more especially
the bereaved wife and fatherless children of our de
ceased friend, have our deepest sympathy, and that
the Secretary of this meeting be requested to send to
Mrs. Burbank a copy of these resolutions, as a testi
moniai of our feelings, and cause the same to be pub
Honolulu, May 16, 1857. Jno. E. Barnard,
Imperial Institute of Frauce. Acad?mf ot
Letter of H. I. II. Prince Napoleon to Mr. Elisds
Beaumont, Perpetual Secretary.
On board the Reine Horteiue, August 20,
1856, at Lerwick, Shetland Islands. 5
gIKj In the bays of northern lands, as in Spitz
borg, in Iceland and Greenland there are found many
Iog3 which, after floating a long time at sea, under
tho influence of various currents, have there come on
Bhore. These lcrs are generally trunks of pine, but
their origin is un jertain.
Being desirous .xhat my cruise in the northern seas
should promote the ulterior knowledge of those cur
rents already ascertained in their principal direc
tions, but whose ramifications are little understood,
I gave orders that a great number of floats (fifty1)
should be thrown from the Reine Hortense, during
her various trips, bearing marks of the'r point of im
mersion. These floats consist each of a cylinder of
25 centimeters (about 8 inches) in diameter,
25 . do. do. in height.
In the direction of the axis of the cylinder there is
a hole containing a glass bottle sealed and enclosing
a slip of paper with the following words:
' Voyage of H. I. II. Prince Napoleon, on board
the corvette Reine Hortense, commanded by Capitaine
de la Bonciere, Capitaine de Vaisseau. This float
thrown over board on the 1856, lat.
long of the meridian of Paris. Whoever
shall find this note is requested to deliver it to the
nearest French consul.'
This note is translated into English, Latin and
The bottles are secured in the log with pitch and
entirely covered by it; over the opening is a sheet of
lead bearing the name Reine Hortense and the data
of immersion. Finally the better to attract attention
to these floats, and prevent any confusion between
these logs and other floating wood, the said logs ere
further pierced by two holes perpendicular to each
other, as well as to the axis of the cylinder, and
through these holes two stout wooden pins have been
passed, making a cross of which the arms project
about 2 decimeters, (about 8 inches) beyond the log.
I would respectfully request you to write to the
various scientific academies of Europe and Americ to
give them notice of this fact, to make it publicly
known, and to request them to inform the Fiench
Academy of Sciences of the places where these los
have been met with. I have the honor, &o., 3
Correspondence Commercial Advertiser.
' ' oi"-uv, n.v, "in- uu oumo iuai canes-
day, enjoying that relaxation from ship discipline which the
sailor so appreciates, we were not a little amused at seeing then
make an onslaught on a Chinaman's cake stand, and after 'car
rying in gallant style' the entire stock of questionable delicacies,
the spokesman of the party cooly remarked, John, we are now
at war with your nation, d'ye see, we have made a fair prize of
you, and when peace i8 declared, we'll settle,' " zlc.,"adfinem."
Mr. Editor: The caption is from an item of the
last Polynesian, and whUe one could smilo at Jack's
eccentricities when plenus Bacchi, as there depicted,
the smile perforce grows lengthened, as he thinks
that, in all cases and under all circumstances with
Jack, that what is sauce for the goose is" not
" sauce for the gander,' in spite of the Riccaboccaan
theory of Truth in Proverbs. The latitude of beha
vior allowed the liberty men from the men-o'ivar
lately in harbor, en route for China, has been the
subject of general remark with those who have beev
forced by the nature of their business to be unwilling
witnesses, at the same time offering them an opportu
nity to canvass the question, what would be the re
sult cf such "eccentricities" had merchantmen-Jacks
of the "land of the flowery flag," " enjoying that re
laxation from ship's discipline which the sailor so
much appreciates," indulged in them, instead cf
sailors from H. B. M.'s "'Arts of Hoke?" There
was not much need of canvassing it, as it was tct
apparent the problem would stand thus: Given:
the eccentricities. Result: Arrest, fort, police court,
I do not set myself up as a censor morum, nor
would I rebuke Jack for "going it blind," and hav
ing a "good time generally," when released from the
monotony of shipboard; but I am certainly down on
the broad line of distinction which is drawn' between
the sailor who handles a gun under government aus
pices, and ono who does the same with a gun-lance
under commercial. Can it be, that high and puissaat
powers don't stump the ready, when the mandates cf
His Hawaiian Majesty's Police Magistrate go forth,
although uttered in blandest accents ? Are not o na
moku no na aoao mai puka mai ka hekili a me ka
huila, as valuable to the service of admiralty process,
as those from whose sides drop the wealth-giving
boats ? Board at $1 per diem, on fare not laid down
on bills at John Rodericks, (who will move in a few
days to the premises over Mr. Henry Rhodes, dealer
in liquors, &c, where he will be happy to see his
friends and the public generally) and fines the result
of his explorations for fun, are expensive articles of
mdulgence;'and in case sailor can't pay, ship must;
and the policejknow also, ship, if she be merchantman
or whaler, will, or less peacefully inclined, wont.
Procurement of money, not punishment for the
broken laws, is what police is after; and finds it
readier from the coffer of the merchant, who gives
vitality to the" port, than from the purser's chest of
the national vessel, who blows sulphur at its flag
The " eccentricities" of -the man-'o-wars-men are tho
crimes of a blubber hunter's crew, so quickly do th
actions of men change in name as they change posi
Editor op P. C. Advertiser: Dear Sir: Willyoti
take up your 2:40 "hos," and give the "Oahu" Ro1
Supervisor a little gentle exercise, inspecting the
Nuuanu road from the town out to the second bridge ?
If you will only do it, you had better be'ieve them
holes wouldn't be filled up, greatly to the advantage
of His Majesty's lieges, and particularly to the ac
commodation of .GoitEast.