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WEDNESDAY EVEG JUNE 10,1857.
Sijcb our last report we hare had th Fanny Major from
Sn Trancisco and the Jo h n Marshall from New York; the
former brings a fair freight of astorted merchandii, Including
800 quarter aackt flour and 200 M shinglei. The Marshall
bring! no cargo for thi place, her ultimate destination being the
guano islands recently riiited by Capt. Paty.
There it no animation whatever in the market and but little
Inquiry for goods ; an auction sale of sundries on Tuesday went
ofT heavily, and dealer showed no disposition to buy. 9
The Fanny Major has been undergoing the process of fumiga
tion and will commence discharging her freight to-day.
FLOUR Sales of 20 qr ska, at auction, at $14 50 , importa
tions per Fanny Major are held at about $16. We have heard
of no large sales.
SUGAR No -change ; the stock is light and prices firm.
RICE Import per Fanny Major 200 mats, which will meet
CORN Sales of native at 2Jc.
SAN FRANCISCO MARKETS.
Thtksdav Evkmso, May, 14, 1857.
FLOUR AND MEAL Sales of 500 qr sacks domestic, super
ne. at $13; 1331 do do do on private terms an excellent
bbing demand to-day. Jobbing sales of sweet Eastern corn meal
$8 1? bbl. Bran at $35 & ton.
GRAIN Sales of 3500 sacks Wheat, in lots, at 4i4c.
bags barley at 2ic. No sales of 0at3.
HAY Sales of 4 tons at $20.
POTATOES 500 bags Potatoes sold in lots at lj(2)2c.
PROVISION'S Sale of 30 tea brine Hams, at 17c.
GROCERIES Sales of 2000 lb grain pepper at 23c; 100 bags
Coffee at 16c; 10,000 tb Chiua Sugar, sweated, at 13ic;
20,000 lb Navy Bread at 6c; 25 cases Baltimore Peachea at
DRUG3 3000 taels of Opium sold at $10 10 vaels.
LIQUORS Sales of 100 bbls high proof Whisky at 50c; 20
bbls New York Alcohol at 95c.
WINKS 200 cases good Bordeaux Claret sold at $3 15.
MALT LIQUORS 150 cases Ale and Porter sold at $3.
SPIRITS OF TURPENTINE 1000 gallons sold at 72jc.
OIL 5 bbls Linseed Oil sold at $1 35 gallon.
LUMBER 170,000 feet Humboldt, ex New World, sold at
$22; 25,000 lied wood Shingles at $4 50.
NAILS 500 kegs, assorted sizes, sold at $4.
FIRE CRACKERS 500 boxes sold on private terms. S. F.
Herald, May 15.
LATEST DATES, received nt this Office.
San Francisco - - - May 15
Panama, N G. - - Aptl 30
New Yoric - - - - Aprl 20
London - - - - Aprl 1
Paris - - -Hongkong-
N. S. W.
Tahiti - - -
For Sax Irascisco, per Fanny Major, about the 24th.
For Lahaixa, per Kamoi, to-day.
For Kawj.ihae and Kona, per Kekauluohi, to-day.
For Kacai, per Keoni Ana, soon.
pout or HOiioXaUiiU, h. z.
June 5 Sch Mary, Berrill, from Kawaihae direct.
6 Sch Manuokawai, Paty, from Bird Island.
6 Am bk Fanny Major, Law ton, 20 ds fin San Francisco.
7 Sch Excel, Antonio, fin Kauai.
7 Sloop Laauui, Adams, fin Kahului.
8 Am ship John Marshall, Pendleton, 114 days fm New
York, in ballast with coal.
0 Sch Kamoi, Chadwick, fm Lahaina.
Thxrsdat, 7 A. M. Sch John Young in sight to leeward of
port from Hanalei.
June 4 Brig Emma. Bent, for Kauai.
4 Sch Favorite, Hobron, for Kahului.
6 Sch Kamoi, Chadwick, for Lahaina.
fl Sch Kinoole, Spuuyarn, for Hanalei.
0 Sch Mary, Berrill, for Kawaihae direct.
. 9 Sch Excel, Antonio, for Kauai.
Esbooner Alice, Rye, left Lahaina on Monday last for Kona,
Hawaii, and also the sch. Moi Ktike same day for Kahului.
The brig Ilaalilio has returned into the coasting trade', and
sailed from Lahaina for Kona, Hawaii, on Tuesday. She will
probably be here In about ten days.
The schooner Liholiho left Kawaihae on Saturday the 27th
May, for Hilo, and will probably be in to-day or to-morrow.
JET The John Marshall sailed from New York on the 16th
January, 68 days to Cape Horn, off the Cape 24 days, thence
with light winds and calms the remainder of the passage. Spoke
no ship, saw no land except Cape Horn. Touches at Honolulu
for water. Cleared for Jams' Island, coastwise. Arrived on the
VESSELS IN PORT. JUNE lO.
II. I. M. Corvette Eurydice, Pichon.
British bark Gambia.
Bark Fanny Major, Lfrwton.
Ship John Marshall, Pendleton.
Coaster iu Port.
Ech Kamoi, Chadwick.
Sch Manuokawai, Faty.
From New York pr John .Marshall 150 tons coal, anchors,
chains, tools, belonging to the American Guano Co.
From Sas Fraxcisco per Fanny Major 320 cs mdas, 10
bales mdae, 6 bxs do, 53 pkgs do, 2 bdls wire, 122 bars iron, 2
ox chains, 2 reels lead pipe, 1 dost pipe3, 4 doz brooms, 2 dos
hovels, 7 doz hoes, 10 mats tea, 200 do rice, 61 bags beans, 391
sks flour, 50 rolls matting, 5 bbls rice, 3 hhds figs, 14 coil rope,
20 tins matches, 20 kegs lead, 1 crate mdse, 20 nests baskets, 18
cs tobacco, 21 cs powder, 3 cs jaconotts, 170 sks oats, 400 sks
flour, 100 bbls salmon, 202 M shingles, 1 iron cone, 1 church
bell, 1 cs saddlery, 1 cs sausage machine, 1 bx drugs, 6 bdls
ash, 3 i casks brand y, 4 casks do, 6 bxs raisins, 1 cs horse
radish, 1 bx candles, 2 bbls whisky, 2 bbls rum, 10 cs shoes, 9
coils rope, 12 bags oats, 2 sheets copper, 2 pigs tin, 1 bbl flour,
From Kawaihae per Mary I bags wool. 13 bbls Iriih po
tatoes, 13 kegs butter, 64 bead cattle, 35 head sheep, 1 pig, 10
For Hilo per Liholiho 2 bags arrowroot, 10 bbls salt, 30
bbls ships' bread, 12 horses, 2 donkeys, 2 casks hams, 5 doz.
brooms, 2 casks ale, 7 bbls salmon, 40 kegs white lead, 1500 ft
liimhM-. 4-00 rlanboards. 3 kecs uails. 6 jars raint oil, 11 tons
merchandise, 1 coil rope, 2 bgs rice, 1 center table, 4 pieces bag
ging, 6 lbs powder, 1 box peanuts, 1 half bbl oil, and 96 deck
From Sajt Frascisco per Fanny Major Madam Broy and
child, Capt D P Penhallow, Isaac Left, Peter Oorff, David Nea
man, .Martin Beck and wife, Cornelia Xecuolaf, Achee, Asee,
Aeing, Lewis Ellis, Wm R llatpt.
From Kawaihae, per .Mary Capt. James A Law, W Wood,
Wm Maxwell, junr, P Dickenson, and 24 native passengers.
From Hasalsi per Manuokawai T Finney, and 6 deck
FctTkacai per bg Emma, June 4 Lieut Reynolds and lady.
For Lahaisa per Kamoi, June 6 Capt P Folger, Rer C B
Andrews, wife and 3 children, illiss Brown, Capt II Bigelow,
Jlfr Sherwood, and 12 natives.
In Ilonoluln, Wednesday evening. May 10, by Rev. S. C. Da
mon, at the residence of the bride's father, Horace G. Crabb
Esq., to Miss Elizabeth, daughter of Capt. John Meek.
"The printers'" congratulations to the happy couple, and
thanks for the generous dona", ion of cake.
On the 25th Feb., at Austin, Texas, Jas. D. Blair, Ksq., for
merly of lionolulu, and Miss Mary 2. West, of Camden, South
On the 4th instant, at her residence, in Honolulu, the wife of
Mr. Alex. Bolster, of a eon.
Vessels Expected from Foreign Ports
Am bark Yankee, Smith, from San Francisco due July 10.
American ehip Harriet fctd Jessie, Janvren. left Bostonfor
Honolulu, April 1, with carg3 of merchandise to B. W. Field.
American ships John Gilpin and Fortuna were advertised to
leave Boston in May for Horrlulu direct.
A vessel is phortly expected from. .Manila, or some China port
bat we cannot learn definitely in regard to it.
Sch Julius Pringle, , master, to sail from San Francisco
ii.w TtnA 1a.ilv.
CUupcr ship Kamehameha IV, Garry, to sail from Liverpool
a rvHl 2b with merchandise to R. C. J anion.
Briz John Dunlap, Cooke, will be due from Christmas Island
Ham brig Hero, Moeller, from Sydney, may be looked for from
Sydney Dyjniy- Foster, Johnson, Is expected daily from
pxxgut Sound, witn
THURSDA r, JUNE 11.
It is the duty of a government editor to cajole
and flatter his brother officials ; this is expected
of him, and for it he receives his reward. It
ia this sychophancy "which has degraded the press
here from the elevation which it might maintain
to that of a ministerial mouth-piece which has
disgusted a sensible community. To go no farther
back than the last issue of the government organ,
we have a specimen of its servility in the leading
erticle on the mission of Mr. Allen to the United
States as His Maje? ty's Envoy and Minister Plen
ipotentiary to the Court of Washington, in which
the results of the iihsion are set forth in highly
glowing colors, as though some great advantage
had been gained from it to our rising nation.
But what calls forth this encomium ? Has any
good resulted, or is any likely to result from the
mission ? So far as is yet known, the public are en
tirely ignorant of any. The objects for which
Mr. Allen went to the United States with the
above high sounding titles were :
1st. To procure a loan of $100,000 for carry
ing on public improvements.
2d. To secure the passage of a treaty which a
former representative had originated but left un
ratified. 3d. To purchase a steamboat to facilitate our
In regard to a loan, the Envoy returns without
the money. He has really found out what was
known here before, that money in "Wall street,
New York, and State street, Boston, commands
from eight to ten per cent, for use in the street,
and that the financial men there consider "a bird
in the hand worth two in the bush." He
found, further, what was also known here before,
that money could be obtained in -England at
cheaper rates than in the United States. In the
matter of a loan, then, we stand juet where wo
did before the Envoy left us. The money is to
bo had, but we havn't got it. On this subject of
a loan we shall have something to say again.
The second object was to procure the passage of
the Reciprocity Treaty. And towards this, pray,
what has been done except to press the measure
to the very verge of defeat. It was unfortunate
for our interests that the Envoy was in Washing
ton to urge our claim at the very moment when
those interested in defending the sugar interest
felt chafed and sore from the heated discussion on
the new tariff, which against their strenuous fight
ing cut down the duty six per cent. It was this,
more than the fear of any damage to the sugar
interests of tho States from the admission of Ha
waiian sugars into California and Oregon, thai
caused the threatened defeat of the treaty. And
it would have been better if our Minister had.
not pushed the matter with such haste. At all
events, it does not appear that any good has been
secured us from his mission in respect to tho
The third object to be attained by the Envoy's
mission was the purchase of a steamer, which
has now become a want severely felt in our inter
island travel and commerce. That we have not
got cne yet is too evident, though we hear that
one may be expected soon " over the isthmus."
It is true that the Minister received proposals and
. learned the cost of a good vessel; but could not
that have been done here by letter ? In this mat
ter, too, the mission has been only a failure, and
perhaps worse than a failure, for had the proposal
been left open to capitalists in Boston or Bremen,
(in both which cities there were parties then, and
perhaps now, ready for the undertaking) there
can be little doubt that before this we should
havo had a good steamer running among the
Besides these nrimo obiects of the mission, the
r . r i i- i ii
v ni7riiirii i 1 i x - i-iiii-'Nffiiiiiiii--xiiiT(H--iir--ii i
Envoy and the American government in regard to
i the right of its citizens to claim diplomatic in
terference in the matter of claims and alleged
grievances." This is supposed to be another
phase of the discussion on the 44 consular jury"
privilege in connection with the dance-house ques
tion, though probably broad enough to embrace
all disputes. But we doubt whether the United
States government have or will commit themselves-
to deny to their citizens abroad any rights con-
ceded to subjects of other nations. And so long
as tho old French treaty lasts which is iupposed
to be until the dawn of the millennium there is
not much chance of a change. Ilowever, as the
publication of the correspondence has been offi-
oiallv announced, it is but nroner to await its de-
- , x A
There may have been other minor orders for
procuring ten-penny whistles for the different de-
partments, which have all doubtless been pro
So far then as any practical good results of the
mission of Mr. Allen to the United States are
known , it must be conceded that it has been a
failure. We do not affirm that the Envoy did
not do all that could be done ; on that point there
can be but one opinion. But it should show to
our government and people the futility of its for-
eijrn missions, connected with which there must
bo an expenditure of several thousands. This is
not its first foreign mission. There have been
several before it ; till now it seems to be considered
a rule that each minister in turn can take his
play-spell, which, if it is at the expense of the
people, is a serious affair. Were there any good
derived from them thev might be tolerated. It
lias been suggested, if these embassies are to be
continued, that it would be a good plan to send a
minister abroad to raise a fund to support them.
A fund of $30,000, to be placed at interest, would
probably answer for present purposes, or while
economy is practiced inour foreign missions.
It is not our wish to speak disparagingly of Mr
Allen, but really, taking as our authority the
official report of his mission, published in the
Polynesian, we must say that never mountain in
labor brought forth such a mouse as this
" But in no way perhaps has Mr. Allen's mission
been more useful than in introducing to the diplo
matic circle of a great country a resident Representa
tive of his Majesty, whosa prestige and attainments
warranted a high opinior; of the Court he represented
and the service in which ke was engaged. The King's
former representatives have been in Washington for
a few days only, but Mr. Allen remained there long
enough to receive all those courtesies which belonged
to his diplomatic character, and greater courtesy
could not have been extended towards him had his
credentials originated from the greatest Power on
earth. Not only in the White House, but at the resi
dences of the Cabinet Ministers and all the Foreign
Representatives, his rank was acknowledged, and his
precedence admitted in the purest spirit of etiquette.
We understand that the attentions paid to Mr. Allen
were of the most flattering description. For the first
time then, we repeat, a Representative of the King
could sav that in every respect he found himself the
Envoy of a Power wholly admitted into the great fam
ily of nations."
Great advantages surely the Hawaiian nation
has derived therefrom. "For the first time."
Did not Dr. Judd, as Envoy, and the present
King and his Royal brother, and also Judge Lee
receive all tho attentions due to their official
rank? We maintain that tuey did.
Again, we say, let us have this ministerial em- !
bassy fund created. If the advantages are so
marked, there ought to be no difficulty about :
procuring it. It appears to be Mr. Armstrong's
turn now to go to the United States, either in a
private or official capacity, and for this object of
procuring a travelling fund, our cotemporary
will doubtless exclaim that 44 he is the right man
in the right place." Whether he goes forth as
44 Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipoten
tiary to the Court of Washington," has not yet
transpired ; but it has been hinted that that title
should bo kept back tili the turn of the remaining
Minister shall come, lc i it. too frequent wsz of it
might prevent our Envoys ranking with those of
44 the greatest Power on earth."
It would have been quite as well had the edi
tor maintained a mode:" silence on the subject
of the late mission to tJw United States, especially
as no immediate or prospcctir3 good is shown to
have been gained to the country. In that case
we should have been spared the necessity of giv
ing the facts as they are, and refuting the state
ments of a journal which often descants on the
pronenes3 of others to misrepresent facta.
Of the Exploring Voyasc or the
"Manuokawai," Capt Paty
Tie schooner Manuokawai has visited Kauai,
Nihca or Bird Island, Necker "Island, Gardner's
Island, Laysan's Island, Liscanskey's Island, and
Pearl and Kerm's Reef or Group. Also run over the
location (according to Blunt's charts, of Polland's
Island, Neva. Island, Bunker's Island, Massachusetts
Island, and passed near Philadelphia Island, without
seeing the appearance of land. They do not exist, or
their location on the chart is erroneous.
Niiioa or Bird Island is N. W. by W. $ W.
241 miles from Honolulu. This is a precipitous rock
400 feet high, 1 miles long, and about a mile wide;
the north side is nearly perpendicular; on the south
side is a small space of sandy beach, where boats may
land in smooth weather; although I think it seldom
a boat can land there with safety. Near the beach is
a small drain of fresh water. About a dozen of seal
were on the beach, and birds were plentiful about
the Island. There is anchorage from to 2 miles off
the south side, in from 7 to 17 fathoms of water on
sand. Plenty of sharks about the anchorage.
Necker Island W. by N. $ N. from Honolulu
403 miles, is also a precipitous rock, 300 feet high,
1 mile long and a mile broad, with small patches of
coarse grass on its surface. I could not see any land
ing p'ace for boats, as the surf broke high all around
it. A bank of sand and rocks make off to the south
and west, I should say 6 or 8 miles or more. I had
18 fathoms water 2 miles off, the island bearing N. E.
Gardner's Island W. N. W. from Honolulu 607
miles. This is merely inaccessible rocks, 200 feet
high, extending North and South, about one-sixth of
a mile. A bank extends off to tho south and west
some 15 or 20 miles; the bottom seemed to be detached
rocks, with sandy spaces between. I had 17 fathoms
of water 10 miles south of the Island. I think fish
are plentiful on this bank.
I -r -w ITT 1 HT m VT 1 CCCs
.lays an island .w. oy in. 3 n. irom iionoiuiu euo
nes. This is a low sand island 25 to 30 feet h,Sh5
f -i i i i mi p i
t5 mnes ions ana i Droau. me suriace is covereu
with beach grass; half a dozen small palm trees were
seen. It has a lagoon in the center, 1 mile long and
a mile wide, of salt water, and not a 100 yards
from tho salt, abundance of tolerable good fresh
water can be had by digging 2 feet, and near the
lagoon was found a deposite of guano. The Island is
"literally" covered with birds; there is, at a low
estimate, 800,000. Seal, turtle and fish were nu
merous on the beach, and might be easily taken.
These animals were evidently unaccustomed to the
sight of man, as the seal and turtle would .scarcely
move at our approach, and the birds were so tame
and plentiful, that it was difficult to travel without
stepping upon them. The gulls lay enormous large
eggs, of which I have a specimen. A bank of rocks
and 8and extends otf to the south and west 6 or 8
I ?! . '! 1
mue5 or more- woou ancnorage can oe iouna on tne
miles or more.
western side of the island from 4 to 20 fathoms, by
selecting a sandy spot to anchor upon, from to 2
miles from the beach. The best landing is about one
third of the distance from the northern to the southern
point of the island, where there is & very smooth sand
Liscanskey's Island "W. by N. J. from Hono
lulu, 922 miles. This is a low sand island, elevated
from 20 to 40 feet above the sea ; it is of a triangular
form, miles long, and the northern part one mile
wide. The surface is covered almost" with green
grass. There is what has been a lagoon near the
southern part of the island, in the center of which
fresh water was found by digging five feet. Birds,
fish, seal and turtle abound here, but not so plenti
fully as at Laysan Island. The island is surrounded
ritb. detached rocks ; and from the E. S. E. to S. "W.
make off as far as the eye can reach. Good anchor
age will be found by getting the south point of the
island bearing E. S., anu steering or working for
it; in doing this you will pas3 between two large
breakers, bearing north and south of each other,
about of a mile apart and two miles from the land;
after getting inside of the breakers, you can anchor
in from four to eight fathoms, on sandy spots, to 1
miles from the beach. Your anchors should be fur
nished with good buoy ropes; and, if necessary, you
can anchor outside of the reef.
On the island I found the remains of three casks,
a spar, which had been used as a lookout staff, a few
pieces of timber, and part of an old cook-house or
galley, on which was carved Holder Borderi and
several other names.
By a statement in the Friend of November, 1844,
I supposed the Holder -Borden was wrecked on an
island about one degree west of this, and by putting
confidence in Capt. Pell's correctness, as to locality, I
lost three days of time in looking after it. I can
safely say that Pell's Island. does not exist in this
ocean. The forty domesticated ducks Capt Pell
speaks of must have reassumed their roving propen
sities, as I did ne t see the sign of one on the island.
I have understood that Capt. Pell planted some cocoa
nuts on the island in 1844; not any sign of them exist
now in 1857, or any vegetation, except coarse grass
and a small running vine. I planted a handful of
white beans, and half a dozen Irish and sweet pota
toes. I made the latitude of the island 26 00' 30" N.,
and longitude by chronometer 173 57" W;
We sailed nearly around Pearl and Kerm's Reef,
and saw six small islets which appeared to be located
some distance inside of the reef, in what seemed to be
a large lagoon, and seemed to abound with birds, seal,
and turtle. STo safe anchorage outside of the reef.
Center of the reef is in lat. 27S 43' N. and long. 175
A considerable portion of the time absent has been
consumed in looking after islands and banks which
do not exiat, or are erroneously marked on Blunt's
I would tender my thanks to Mr. Rowell of Wai
mea, Mr. Wundenberg and Mr. Kellet of Hanalei for
supplies received from them. John Paty.
The annual meetings of our various benevolent
ocieties were held at the Bethel during the last week
of May. The attendance was not so numerous as in
former years. We can only give a brief report of
Hawaiian Missionary Society. The annual meet
ing was held on Tuesday evening May 28. A long
and very interesting report of the doings of the Society,
and of the present condition of the Marquesas and
Micronesia missions, was read by the Secretary, Rev.
L. Smith, who visited the former mission during the
.summer of 1 8o0. The treasurer's report was read by
Samuel N. Castle, Esq. From it it appeared that the
total receipts of the society during the year had been
3440., including a balance from the former year. of
$49G 96. The total expenditures had amounted to
$3380 32, leaving in his hands on the 31et of May,
This socle ty has recently been incorporated by the
Government, which has granted thcrn a liberal char
ter. The first election of officers of the society, under
this charter was holdtJt Tune 5, at which the follow
ing gentlemen were chio.a :
President, Rev. Asa Thurston,
Vice President, Rev. S. C. Damon,
Recording Secretary, Rev. E. W. Clark,
Corresponding Secretary, Rev. Lowell Smith,
Treasurer, Samil N. Castle,
Auditor, Geo. .V;. Robertson,
Directors, J. T. ''aterhouse, G. P. Judd, W.
Bible Society. 'i Wednesday evening, May 27
this society held its nual meeting. From the report
of the secretary, it appeared that during the past
year, there had bim sold and donated 772 bibles and
164 testaments, in ten diflerent languages, viz :
English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish,
Russian, "Welsh, Swedish, Danish and Hawaiian.
The treasurer's report shows the receipts for the year
to have been 06; expenditures $448 06, leaving
a balance on hand of $183., which has since been
increased by a co) lection at the Fort-street church to
$289. Besides this there is in the treasurer's hands
the sum of $300 3 for the employment of a colpor
teur among the Cuir ese.
The following officers were elected for the ensuing
President, Dr. R.. W "Wood,
Vice Presidents, Geo. M. Robertson, G. P. Judd,
. Secretary, Rev. S. C. Damon,
Treasurer, A. S. Cooke,
Executive Comtoittee, I. Bartlett, R. Armstrong,
W. II. Joukson.
Tract Society. On Thursday evening, the 2Sth
May, this society met. The secretary's and treas
urer's reports v. ere read, and a warm discussion took
place on the subject of rendering the society more
useful. It was proposed, and finally resolved, to em
ploy a colporteur during the fall and winter months,
for which object about $160, were pledged at the
meeting. The report of the treasurer shows the
receipts for the year to havo been $467 30; and the
expenditures $339 80; leaving on hand a balance of
$127 50. The following officers were elected for
President, A. Bishop,
Vice President, E. O. Hall,
Treasurer, L. Chamberlain,
Secretary, J. D. Strong,
Executive Committee, S. C. DAMON, W. S. Tur
ner, W. II. Johnson,
Preacher, B W. Parker,
Substitute, A. Thurston.
NOTES OF THE WEEK,
Small Pox. We do not wish to create any un
necessary alarm in regard to this disease. Proper
are with the solitary case existing on board the
Fanny Major from San Francisco, will doubtless
prevent the contagion from getting ashore. ; But the
proper authorities cannot be too guarded or vigilant
in the matter. The impression appears to be general
that all the natives have been vaccinated. This is
not the case, anv' proper investigation will show that
fully one-sixth oi the native population in and about
Honolulu are exposed to the disease. Many now here
were on Hawaii or away on vessels in 1853, and have
never been vacnnated, and- there exists in them
an indifference, vnd in some cases a fear, which deters
them frcm app'ving for the preventive. It seems
absurd that it f l! Id be so, but it is not the less true.
Let the native be urged to become vaccinated, es
pecially their vif&nts, at the expense of the govern
ment. Sorie public notice, where they can apply,
should be $ ven to them.
Fife Department. At a meeting held on Thurs
day, Jane 4th, the Department was organised as
A. J. Cartwkigiit, Chief Engineer,
B. P. Ssow.
W. F. Aixi
W. E. CCTRF.LL,
A. J. McDi'PFr"
J. S. Smith
Delegate from No.
Wm. Wond, for
J. I. Dowsltt,
We hope that housekeepers and residents will bear
in mind that it is made the duty of the fire wardens
to visit every dwelling and store in their districts,
and see that each is provided with buckets as required
by law, and lilso to inspect cookhouses, stoves and
fire-places, iu order to guard against causes of fire
These visits o the fire wardens should not be looked
upon as intrusion but as necessary regulations.
Dori'l; forget that the comet comes off on Sat- i which were adapted. no
urday night, according to the papers. J Rev ived, That the intelligence of the death o
The U. S. Mail. A portion only of the U. S. mail
of April 20 came forward by the Fanny Major.
This is explained by the fact that that vessel sild
very oon after the arrival of the mail in San Francisco.
But it does not fully account for the non-receipt of
the usual California letters and papers. We hear
that the schooner Julius Pringle would leave soon
for this port, but as no California letters came to
hand, even this report is not reliable.
Lahaina, by some good fortune, always stands
ahead of the rest of our group, in the luxuries of
tropical fruits. A correspondent writes: "Thefig
season has fairly commenced, and we are luxuriating
with abundance of this luscious fruit. Our grapt
crop is coming in also, but it needs the warm sun of
June and Juiy to give them that richncs which
makes them so near to perfection. The sweet potato
crop also promises to be a much larger one than usual."
By the way, we hear that Lahaina has become tempo
rarily deserted of its foreign residents, all seeking a
change; some have gone to California, some to
Hawaii, some to Molokai, and quite a number will
spend the summer on the cool slopes of Hale-a-ka-la.
Can't we of Honolulu, get up an excursion this sum
mer. "Who has charge of the steamer Pelc ?
Chief Justice. As was generally anticipated.
His Ex. Elisiia II. Allen, was on Thursday last ap
pointed by this Majesty to fill the office of Chief Jus
tice of the Supreme Court, vacated by the death of
Judge Lee. So far as we have heard the appointment
gives general satisfaction, and under all the circum
stances, is the best that could have been inadt.
Chief Justice Allen enters upon his duties with seven
years acquaintance with our law and customs; and
he possesses an unusual share of th-it public respect
and confidence which the incumbent of that office
SF" We have been requested by Judge Robertson
to correct the statement male in our last issue that
he received the legal advice of Mr. Allen, during
Judge Lee's absence to the United States in 1855.
The facts are these : Judge Lee, on his departure for
tho United States, thinking that Judge Robertson
might need assistance on doubtful questions of law,
made such an arrangement as would secure Mr.
Allen's advice if Judge R. should at any time wish
to avail himself of it. It appears now that no such
advice was solicited or given, and Judge R. certainlr
deserves all the credit which may attach to the deci
sions referred to.
Coolies. The Privy Council, at a session held on
he 1st day of June ordered, That all Chinese Coo
lies found about the city having no honest means of
livehood, shall be arrested as vagrants." Also,
That all Chinese Coolies found prowling about at
unreasonable hours of the night shall be arrested and
detained until the morning as suspected person." In
accordance with the above "wholesome ordinance, the
sheriff has issued a notice that it provisions will be
enforced, and that all coolies found out after 10 o'clock
at night, will be arrested.
Tueft. A young mango tree in the yard of Mr.
Dimond, -which for the first time had been filled with
mangoes, was stripped of its choice fruit a few nights
since, supposed to have been done by coolies. It is
not so much the value of the fruit, flowers or birds
frequently stolen, that causes complaint, as the feel
ing of insecurity, and that after years of patient nur
ture of choice trees . or flowers, and just at the mo
ment that the possessor hopes to enjoy his reward a
vandal can, during the night, rob him of the labor of
Makawao. A correspondent writes that " the
wheat crop will be light. That portion of wheat left
by the worm has been somewhat injured by the heavy
rains. From 20 heads of wheat from California seed
that looked full, not a hand full could be obtained.
The wheat planted after the worm looks better and
the yield of the whole crop will be about the same a
last year (which was 14,000 bushels.) The planters
with small means will not make much this year,
having been obliged to purchase the seed wheat ttcict
on credit, or else let their land lie idle a whole year."
The -Exploring Expedition which left lionolulu
some six weeks since, under command of Capt. John
Paty, returned to port on Friday last. Capt. P. has
furnished us a full report, which will be read with
interest. The facts and data communicated may be
relid on as correct, as there is no one here better qual
ified for the task than Capt. Paty.
Attention, Company! A splendid stand of col
ors, th gift of somebody we don't know who but
suspect the ladies was received per Fanny Major,
and is to be presented to the Honolulu Rifles, th
coming week. The cost with standard, was near
Molokai. We learn that the natives on Molokii
are making great prepations for their annual celebra
tion in July, which they call Puali Inuwai. From
all accounts, we judge that the celebration will sur
pass those of former years and be well worth a visit
from foreigners, who may wish to see that island.
Correspondence of the Pacific Com. AdvertUer.
Lahaina, Maui, June 1st, 1857.
Early on Saturday morning last, the Favorite,
brought to this place intelligence of the decease of
the Hon. William L. Lee. Although of late little or
no hopes were entertained of his recovery, yet the
announcement of his death was received in this com
munity with feelings of unmingled sorrow. All
classes of men seemed to feel that a good man, a tried
and trusty public servant, had passed away, never to
return. At three o'clock in the afternoon of - the
same day, a meeting of the government ofliceri,
members of the Bar, and residents generally was
convened at the Court House, when on motion of P.
H. Treadway, Esq., the Hon. Edward P. Bond was
chosen chairman, and Mr. J. C. Farwell, Secretary.
Upon taking the chair Mr. Bond alluded briefly, but
with much feeling, to the public and private virtues
which adorned the character of the deceased ; there
was, he said, a purity, beauty and simplicity in hii
life, that endeared him to all who were honored with
his friendship; and that to his learning and labor
we owe in a great measure the simplicity, system,
and comparative completeness of our judiciary.
The meeting was also addressed by Hev. S. B.
Bishop, and G. D. Gilman, Esq., both of whom, in
language simple and expressive, testified their high
appreciation of the exalted character of the deceased,
and the loss the nation is called upon to mourn u
A Committee of three, consisting of Messrs. FarireW
Treadway, and Gilman, were then appointed to dr&
up resolutions to be submitted at an adjourned mee
ing to be held on Monday next, at nine o'clock
Accordingly at the appointed hour this morning, there
was a large attendance, embracing nearly ail
foreign residents of Lahaina, when Mr. Farwell, on
behalf of the committee, read the following resoiuuou