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O O 2SXZVXER CILZi .
WEDNESDAY EVEGt JUNE 17, 1857.
VTa hare to report a-other week of excessive dullness, without
any foreign arrivals or departures. The importations per F anny
Major do not find a ready market, retailers complain of a very
dull state of trade; Indeed we could hardly anticipate anything
more favorabla at this season, Jun and July being the quietest
months in the year.
We notice a decline in floor, owing to the large imports per
Fanny Major and the prospect of a speedy arrival of wheat at
the mill, from Afaui. We understand that the Mill Co. expect
to commence grinding within three weeks.
Some excellent torn meal was made at the mill the past week
from corn grown at Waimalu, on this island. No better grain
or meal can be found anywhere.
An auction sale on Tuesday gave but little satisfaction to sellers.
Prices ruled lower than have been noticed for many months.
FLOUR Small sales at auction at $13; jobbing sales, private,
at $15 tf" bbl.
SALMON Sales of 100 bbls California inferior, at $11 tf" bbl.
SUGAR There have been but small accessions to the stock
In hand, and no change in rates. We quote island at 7c & Vc;
crushed is held at 20c by the half bbl.
COFFEE The stock on hand is about 20,000 lb, mostly of
first quality; we hear of no large sales.
We have procured from the Custom House the following sta
tistics, showing the business cf the port for the first quarter of
the current year to April 1st. Though the imports have fallen
off largely the local demand for imported goods has equally de
creased, and the supply in market is fully up to the demand.
The second quarter of the current year, which is not yet
closed, will show as great a difference, compared with former
Value of Imports
EirriRED at tub Port of Honolulu, durisq thb Quarter
jumsq March 31, 1S57, compared wit- thb tears 1856-54.
1854. 1855. 1856. - 1857.
Paying duty, $317,005 06 $354,786.73 $292,678.82 $133,245.38
Dutyfree, 27,538.25 7,617.24 22,066.27 21,042.50
BondUgoodJ, 23,243.84 24,296.95 24,420.62 17,938.80
Bend'dsp'ta, 22,333.09 15,447.69 9,782.44 6,113.68
$395,175.24 $402,142,61 $348,948.15 $178,390.30
Foa thi Quarter bxdixo March SI, 1857, compared with
thb sams Quarter in 1856.
Sngar, lbs., 7,976
Molasses, gls., 19,166
Bait, bbls, 2,477
Tallow, casks, 40
Coffee, lbs., 20,532
1857. 1S56. 1857.
206,395 Pulu, bales, 1,067 16
9,890 Beef, bbls., 83 18S
291 Fungus, bales, 23 61
3,695 Oil, gals., 1,572 24,200
7,985 Wool, lbs., 8,872 5,600
234 Bread, lbs., 6,420 5,000
Total valuation of exports, including a few articles not enumer
ated above, for 1866, $38,688.88 ; for 1857, $65,649.06.
NEW BEDFORD OIL MARKET, APRIL 13.
Sperm Is quiet, and the only transactions we have to report,
embrace sales of 50 bbls at 147 cts per gallon, and 200 bbls at a
price not transpired. In Warren 300 bbls, all in the market,
old at 146 cts.
Whalb Continues in moderate demand with no change in
prices. The sales include 2500 bbls, part of two cargoes as it
runs, at 74 cts; 60 do, selected, at 76 cts; 200 do, dark, at 69
cts; 160 dodo, at 70 cts, and 300 do do, at a price not transpired.
Whaleboxe The only transactions in bone since our last,
are sales 22,600 lbs Ochotsk, upon private terms.
Arrival op Whalers Since our last issue nine ships and
three barks have arrived at this port from whaling voyages,
bringing 3275 bbls sperm, 11,270 do whale, and 78,700 lbs bone
of their own catch, (not including what they have sent home
during the voyage,) and 519 sperm, 2711 whale, and 55,000 lbs
bone on freight. With one or two exceptions, these vessels have
met with good success. M any others are daily expected, and
our wharves already exhibit the effect of these welcome arrivals.
N. B. Ship List, April 14.
LATEST DATES, received at this Office.
San Francisco - - - May 15 Paris ----- Mar 20
Panama, N G. - - Aprl 30 Hongkone- - - - "16
New York - - - - Aprl 20 Sydney, N. S. W. - Jan. 19
London- - - - Aprl 1 Tahiti Mar 24
For Sa Francisco, per Fanny Major, about the 24th.
For Lahaina, per Kamoi, to-day.
For Kawaihab and Kona, per Mary, about Monday.
For Kauai, per Keoni Ana, Saturday.
PORT OP HONOLULU, H. I.
Jane 12 Schr Maria, Molteno, from Kawaihae, via Lahaina.
12 Schr Liholiho, Thurston, from Ililo, via Kohala.
13 Brig Emma, Bent, from Kauai.
13 Schr Favorite, Ilubron, from Kahului, E Maul.
14 Schr Kamehameha, Gulick, from Kohala.
14 Schr Kinoole, Spunyarn, from Kauai.
16 Schr Kamoi, Chad wick, from Lahaina.
18 Schr Excel, Antonio, from Kauai.
18 Schr Mary, Berrill, from Kawaihre.
Telegraph Hill, 7 o'clock, A. M. A small vessel in sight
about ten miles beyond the Head, probably the Sally.
Jane 11 Schr Kekauluohi, Pole-, for Kona, Hawaii.
12 Schr Kamoi, Chad wick, for Lahaina.
15 Schr Maria, Molteno, for Lahina and Kawaihae.
16 Schr Liholiho, Thurston, for Kawaihae and Ililo.
16 Schr Favorite, Hobron, for Kahului.
16 Schr Kamehameha, Gulick, for Kohala.
17 Brig Emma, Bent, for Kawaihae via Lahaina.
g-y A square rigged vessel was In sight from Telegraph Hill
yesterday, afternoon, beating up. At half past five P.M., she
was hull down, close hauled on the wind heading for Barber's
Point. As near as could be made out she was a bark. She was
seen in the night by the captain and mate of the Excel, who
say it was a ship, heading west.
Report or Ship Eliza F. ilisorc, Jerskgaw, of .Nbw Bed
ford, April 10th, 1857. Jan. 5, spoke ship John Gilpin,
Ring, of Boston, from Honolulu, bound to New Bedford. Feb.
18th, passed, off Cape norn, ship Junior, Andrews, of New
Bedford, from Honolulu, bound home. March 14th, saw and
exchanged signals with Gottenberg brig Wanja. March 22d,
spoke brig Annawan, Cornell, of Mattapoiset, 175 sperm,
bound to Dominique, lat 5 N, Ion 44 30 W.
Quick Passage. The ship Eliza F. Mason arrived at this
port on Friday last, in 93 days from Honolulu, including a stop
at Roratonga and two days dead calm, which would make the
running time 95 days. This is the shortest passage made by a
whale ship between the two ports. N. B. Shipping List.
Schooners John Young and Manuokawai have been under
going thorough repairs, and will be ready to resume running
during next week.
The brig Emma will be dispatched for Tahiti in about three
weeks, or on her return from Hawaii.
The ship John Marshall, uow in port, with implements for
the guano islands, where Com. Jlervine could'nt land, we are
informed will be be detained here until after the arrival of the
Yankee, from San Francisco.
VESSELS IN PORT. JUNE 18.
H. I. M. Corvette Eurydice, Pichon.
British bark Gambia.
Bark Fanny Major, Lawton.
Ship John Marshall, Pendleton.
Coasters in Port.
Sen Kamoi, Chadwick.
Sen John Young, repairing.
Sen Manuokawai, Beckley, repairing.
Schr Excel, Antonio.
From niLO Per Liholiho. June 12 1023 bairs sutar. 28 bbls
molasses. 32 bags coffee, 97 bags arrowroot. 58 bales pulu, 400
goatskini, 59 hides, 20 bunches bananas, 2 bbla kukui oil, 300
pineapples, 10 pigs, 24 fowls.
From Kawaihae Per Maria, June 13 14 r ass wool, (2GC0
lbs) 13 bbls Irish potatoes, 15 cows wooa, l norse.
From Uasalsi 20 cords firewood, 1 horse, 10 hr-?, 25 deck
From Kauai, per Excel 150 bbls sugar. 12 hogs, 12 fowls.
Pimu tt a r i Vr ExeeL June IS. Mrs. IIoffm.ua. Mr. Wes
ton, lir. Pfluger, .Miss Judd, Mr. Wilder and 20 on deck.
From IIilo Per Liholiho, June 12 L Andrews jr,
Potter, Ahee, Akoo and 53 deck passengers.
For Koloa Per Excel, June 10 D M Weston, Mn Dr
Wood, Miss Laura Judd, R B Swain, Mr. Wilder.
From Labaisa Per Maria, June 13 Mr Merrill and 10
For Hilo Per Liholiho, June 16 Major Miller, TJ B Consul
for Hilo, John Davis and about 50 deck passengers.
Foa Lahaisa Per Kamoi, June 13 Mrs J T Wate house,
M r Brenig, Frank Ladd.
From Lahaina Per Kamoi, June 13 Ca.pt Peter Folger,
Harry Tuxton. . .
FOR TUB WEEK SSDJNO SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 1857.
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A Tisit to 'TL.e Palace or the Sun' , y
TnE ascent of Mount Haleakala (House of the
Sun,) on East Maui, as a pleasure trip, amply
repays one's time and trouble, and well deserves
the most graphic description ever given it. Now
that the rich strawberries and ohelos, which grow
in exhaustlees abundance on the mountain's sides
are ripening, let the inhabitants of Honolulu
forsake its dusty streets, Knd take a peep into this
magnificent crater. "Would that we had here a
"Porte Crayon" with his nimble and fair cousins,
to give it one of his racy sketches.
At four o'clock the other morning we started
off from Makawao, three of us, (sufficient in num
ber for an editorial we) with an excellent native
guide. The face of the mountain was cloudless
and the air calm. The distance from our start
ing place to the nearest brink of the crater was
sixteen or eighteen miles. For the first mile or
two we experienced no discomfort, but soon after,
a half numb, half stinging sensation about our
limbs brought forcibly to our acquaintance our
former but nearly forgotten friend, old Boreas.
As we inhaled the mountain air so pure and pun
gent, we could almost imagine it a New England-
March morning, and Mr. M., the oldest of our
party, was affected to tears by the flood of remi
nicences with which our old friend overwhelmed
hi a susceptible heart.
Water, clear as crystal and painfully cold, is
plenty a& far as within one or two miles of the
summit. On our progress upward no exciting
event occurred, excepting the flight of a turkey
hen from her nest and the discovery of the rieet
by Mr. F. It contained eight eggs which we were
tempted to take with us, but having a suspicious
look as if incubation had considerably advanced,
we humanely left them to the further care of the
fluttering mother, despite the entreaties of our
guide (Tloahanui, Esq.) to break one and test it.
With clear consciences we proceeded and atubout
four miles from the top arrived at the zone of the
silver sword. This beautiful Alpine plant we
found growing on the highest point to which we
attained. It is an annual, four or five feet high,
and raay be found 1 at all times in all stages of
growth. The leaf is twelve to sixteen inches in
length, and three or four lines in width, a single
plant numbering several hundred leaves. The
flower 13 of a dark red, but of no striking beauty.
The leof is coated with a thick down of a splen
did silvery hue. At the first , appearance of the
flower stalk, the plant is in its glory. Its shape
is convex and it may be seen at several miles dis
tance, glistening in the sun. A glutinous sub
stance on the calyx of the flower attracts flies and
other insects which destroy the seed, making it
near.V or quite impossible to obtain any that will
The road is pretty good to within four or five
miles of the summit, but above this it is so stony
that horses often give out before reaching the top.
After about five hours ride we reached the brow
of the crater, and dismounting from our tired
horses, fastened them on a spot where a little
vegetation was found. The view here being lim
ited, we proceeded on foot, stumbling along a non
descrijt path, abounding with diabolical frag
ments of lava and atrocious jumping-off places,
for mere than three miles along the crater's edge,
and succeeded in reachinc an elevated spur of
rocks where sheer exhaustion forced us to halt.
But what a sight ! Perched on this lofty sum
mit, ten thousand feet above the sea, a sight
opened on us, that beggars description. We were
four thousand feet above the level of the clouds,
which were now gathering arouad the brow of
the mountain to veil it from the meridian sun.
The atmosphere was clear, and the view extended
at leact a hundred miles in each direction. To
the westward lay the mountains of West Maui,
and beyond them Molokai, while far to the
north-west the Island of Oahu was indicated by
thick clouds hovering over it. To the south
could be seen the blue summits of Mauna Kea and
Mauna Loa on Hawaii, while all around, the ocean
stretched off a hundred miles or more.
Before us lay the most wonderful crater known,
which, though for ages quiescent, affords a view
of the marvelous which no lover of nature should
fail to obtain. Without actually seeing it. the
imagination can hardly conceive of its si'? "-inch
is ten miles in diameter, and over thirty i ilea in
circumference. From the edge of the crater,
where we were, to the bottom of the bowl, is a
depth of over 2500 feet, or half a mile.
Among the first objects to attract the gaze are
the smaller craters in the bottom of the large
basin, of which we counted about a dozen. Some
of these are probably of the size of "Punchbowl,"
but appear like common sized houses in compar
ison with the large crater. Two black strips of
lava, each perhaps two miles in width, proceed
from about the center and find their exit through
the two great clefts in the mountain at Hamakua
and Kaupo. Through the latter from our place
of arrival is a path practicable for horses across
the bottom of the crater to the liana district
The abruptness with which this vast abyss meets
the eye is really one of its most striking features.
The absence of familiar objects to relieve the view
and give a relative size to other objects, is embar
rassing to one who would attempt to describe
them. In fact a descent into and at least a day's
travel through the crater is necessary to even a
teierable acquaintance with many of its wonders.
For this we had neither time, food nor proper
clothing. We saw flocks of wild goats at from
one-third to one-fourth of the way down and their
unearthly voices distinctly reached us through
the clear atmosphere. They appeared to us no
larger than rats, and when running at full speed,
seemed to make slow progress. Having devoutly
rolled some big rocks down the precipice (in ac
cordance with the ancient Hawaiian custom) as
a propitiatory offering to any guardian deity of
the place whom we might inadvertantly have of
fended, and watched their terrific leaps of hun
dreds of feet and their collision below, we cast a
last, long, lingering look into the largest known
crater on earth and then-commenced our retreat,
stumbling down for about half an hour the path
it took us two hours to climb up.
On reaching the halting place where we had left
our horses we regaled ourselves with such pro
visions as we had brought with us, as berries
were not yet ripe. Mr. F.'s horse we found suf
fering from an endemic disease said to be more
frequently found on the Hawaiian Islands than
on all the world beside. It is styled in the ver
nacular kua puka, Anglice, sore back. We all
coincided perfectly in the opinion, that a mixture
of old Mononjrahela with some of that nice cold
water, might prove beneficial in the case. Un
fortunately for the poor steed we had none, having
been teetotally unable to obtain a drop of the
article in Makawao. It is said that it lasts but
a short time after its arrival at that place. We
therefore had to pad our horse's back, until we
raised his saddle eight or ten inches above the or
dinary level, on which Mr. F. perched himself,
reminding us forcibly of a .buzzard surcharged
with defunct donkey, trying to preserve his center
of gravity on a camel's hump. Proceeding down
wards we gathered on our way our saddle-bags
full of silver swords, wild geraniums and speci
mens of other mountain plants.
One-third of the way down we passed a deep pool
of water, which is always full of the purest and cold
est. In this vicinity is a cave in the side of thea
where travelers across the island may find tempo
rarily a comfortable lodging, if provided with
blankets. Twenty or thirty persons could per
haps stow themselves here if not of too restless
dispositions. These provisions of Nature come
far from amiss to the weary, or storm-bound vis
itor to this region. The limits of the ohelo berry
are from Makawao to about our highest point of
ascent. Wild turkeys (descendants of escaped
tame ones) are common in this part, as they feed
and fatten on berries during their season. They
grow more numerous, however, on the east side
of the mountain, and Mr. McF., a resident of
Kula, informed me that he has shot thirteen be
fore breakfast as they were leaving the roost.
Here strawberries and ohelos are plenty and they
promise well for this season. They commence to
ripen about the 1st of July. Some of the latter
of a sugar-loaf form and a brilliant, crimson col
or are equal to American whortleberries in flavor
and sweetness. We saw several varieties of the
ohelo shrub. There is another berry resembling
beautiful wax work, and in many cases almost
hiding the entire bush with its fruit. The fruit
is pink and white, but its beauty must be seen to
be appreciated. There is also a jet-black berry
growing on a repent plant resembling a moss.
Both of these latter appear tempting, but are
We arrived at the country seat of our hospita
ble friend Mr. J., before dark, where we did all
honor to a cold repast. Our cheeks and noses
are still bronzed with the hot sun which we had
the entire benefit of both ways. In the eyes of
our neighbors our visages (excepting that of our
guide who repudiates anything stronger than
eour sweet potato, and is therefore above nuspi
cion,) smacked strongly of Catawba, not to say
of anything stronger. . Travelers who cherish
a regard for comfort will wear only wide brimmed
hats. But go by all means and see this crater
some time during July or August, taking with
you an ample stock of refreshment for the inner
man, so that you can stop at least one night on
the summit, and view a eun-rise and sun-set from
the ' Palace of the Sun . "
NOTES OF THE WEEK.
Weather Record. We hope to be able in future
to furnish our readers with a record of the changes
in the weather, which will be found at the head of
the second column. As every body knows, they are
very slight, still they are often valuable for reference
and comparison. The record will be kept by our
respected townsman, Dr. T. C. B. Rooke, whose tables
kept and published in former years are the most
reliable, if not the only ones extant, and have given
him abroad, as well as among our islands, the reputa
tion of being the most correct observer of meteorolog
ical changes, resident here. Dr. Rooke has, we
believe, kept these records, with the exception of
one or two years, for more than twenty years past.
Epidemic. A mild epidemic has been prevailing
here during the past ten days, among persons of all
ages. The symptoms usually felt are: diarrhoea,
severe headache, vomiting, and soreness or pressure
about the cheet and ribs. In some cises it is very
light and lasts not more than twenty-four hours, the
patient requiring no medicine, if car, ful with his
diet. A physician says that mild stimulants are
found the best corrective in the comp'aint We have
heard persons attribute the origin of the disorder to
the food which they have eaten, but the cause is more
likely existing in the atmosphere, which haa been
unusually depressing for the past fow day?.
Luscior . Mr. John W. Smith, who Hve3 out on
Waikiki vljvin, (near the famous Admirt.1 Thoinaa
Square,") astonished us the other day with a musk
melon, at the sight of which our boy John reverently
uncovered his head. It measured.around its length
thirty-seveu inches, its width thirty-two inches, and
weighed seventeen and a half pounds, aid was a fair
sample cf about one hundred (sorre smaller and an
larger) raised in his garden. Its quality wao beyoud '
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u praise, u anyooay nas or can beat this tpeciiaen,
ena it along and we will give the dimensions.
C. H. Statistics. The figures published in our
commercial column, show & vast felling off in the
imports of foreign goods for the first quarter of 1857,
equal to one-half of those of the previous year, while
the exports of domestic produce are about doubled.
The result is that the government receives less in
duties &c.,: while the receipts of the producers of
expoileds have largely increased. "
New Suoak Plantations. It is cheering to learn,
amid the general dullness of all kinds of business,
that two new and extensive sugar plantations are
about being commenced, both of them to be located
in or near Hilo, on Hawaii. One estate will consist
of about 2500 acres, owned by Messrs. Samsing &
Co.; the other is about 400 acres, owned by Messrs.
Utai & Co. Both these firms have long been resident
Chinese rnerchantSi and are possessed of ample capi
tal'to introduce all the recent improvements and carry
on the business with profit. Hilo possesses many ad
vantages for the successful manufacture of sugar,
and is destined to become the most important sugar
growing region on this group.
Flowers. It was a problem long unsolved whether
flowers could grow here in Honolulu. But the suc
cess which has attended our florists for the past few
. years has settled as a " fixed fact," that nowhere
will they grow to greater perfection than here. We
received a day or two since, from the garden of Mrs.
John Ladd, an elegant bouquet, that would have done
honor to any bridal boudoir. The fragrance was
most beautiful. In the bouquet was a stem of white
okander, literally covered with blossoms, the only
plant of the kind growing here, we believe. It was
brought by Mrs. Lad J, from Valparaiso last year.
The red variety has ben quite common here for
years, but the white far surpasses it in beauty,
and will rival the fragrant orange flower or the
jessamine, for bridal wreaths. Five months ago,
when Mr. Ladd tqpk the pran.ies where he now lives,
nothing was growing on it but grass and weeds, while
now it is a perfect Eden of flowers.
Lkmoxs. Mr. E. A. Ileyden brought with him, on
ais return from San Francisco, a box of lemons,
which, hi wever, did not keep till their arrival here.
He procured them mainly on account of the seeds, of
which he has left a few with us for distribution.
Those wishing to try the cultivation of lemons will
be supplied with the seeds on application.
CSf TnE Telegraph, four miles out of town, was
last week completed, and appeared to work with
satisfaction. The staff is sixty feet high, and the
arms four feet each in length, though neither appear
to be so long. An operator has been stationed at it,
who will signal any vessels approaching. A state
ment from Mr. Jackson, in regard to the cost, &c,
will be found in another column. A substantial stonei
house, well roofed in, has been erected on the hill,
and the ride to the telegraph will become a favorite
one, as there is out to it a tolerable carriage road,
(which might be much improved.)
ArroiNTMENTS. During the last week the following
appointments were made by the King:
II. R. II. Prince Kamehameha to be Minister of
the Interior, in place of Mr. Young resigned. ,
His Ex. John Young to be Chamberlain.
IIi& Honor, Elisha II. Allen to be one of the Com
missioners for preparing the Civil Code.
Wheat and Beans. Mr. George Hyatt, who
resides on the plain, a little makai of Capt. Stott's
residence, has brought us in some fine heads of ripe
wheat, grown on his premises. The berry is not so
well filled as the average of the Maui wheat, but
compares well with it, both in color , and size. Mr.
Hyatt thinks that with proper care, wheat can be
easily cultivated any where on the plain in wet sea
sons, like the present. Accompanying the above
were fine specimens of white and red China beans, as
full and perfect berries as we ever saw. We shall
keep these bean samples for the benefit of our Poly
nesian. neighbors, who are very fond of pork and
beans, bean soup, and baked beans.
Hawaiian Missionary Society. This Society
which has existed here for several years, has recently
been chartered by the Government, and is likely to
hold a much more important station than heretofore.
Some change in the relation existing between the
American Board of Missions and the Sandwich Islands
Mission, has been sought for years by the former, but
the difficulty of fixing on any satisfactory mode has
as yet prevented such a change. It is proposed now,
,by the parent society, to make the Hawaiian Mission
ary Society its executive or agent in disbursing the
funds which have heretofore been given directly to
its Missionaries. The Hawaiian Missionary Society
will then become the guardian of the American Mis
sionaries on this group, as well as those stationed in
Micronesia and the Marquesas. The Sandwich
Islands Mission is becoming every year less dependent
for its support on the American Society, and will
eventually be disconnected from it. The plan appears
practicable, but will require efficient officers to con
duct it with satisfaction.
Lahaina Beer. We learn that an order has been
issued, emanating we believe from the Privy Council,
that no license shall be hereafter issued for the sale
of any beer at Lahaina. Whether this will check the
increasing drunkenness among the natives in that
place, will depend on the efficiency of the police. We
hope that the Police Justice of Lahaina in any cases
brought before him, will take a few lessons from
Judge Griswold; for particulars, see the Police Court
rscords of this city.
Freshet. Quite a freshet occurred in theNuuanu
stream on Monday morning last. The rain fell in
torrents in the upper part of the valley, and so sud-
aeniy aia tne water in tns river rise, that a score or
less of native washer-wo men had barely time to save
themselves, a portion of their stock in trade being
washed away by the flood.
E- In the supplement (fifth and sixth pages) will
be fouDd a variety of interesting foreign news, some
of which has been crowded out for two weeks, but
not the less readable en that account.
E7" Some of our town people expect the Yankee
back by July 4th, but that will only give her 43 days
lor tne round trip, as she left here May 21. She
will probably be in atoi.t the 8th or 10th of July.
Pczzijs. A reader ot our paper hands in the fol
.jwmg: Plant ten trees in five rows, having four trees
T A Vt itl Mr WallrAi. 4l. tr .
. w' iuo new Kansas Governor,
nas prepared his own instructions he is to enforce
andcarry out the Bogus Laws, at all hazzards he
13 tc aave the military at his disnoal ha ?a
supreme Dictator and act without waiting for any
inst ructions, from Washington he is to "Pacifv"
Xani'&s in thirtu davt. - J
A Yankee Circus Abroad A circus establish
ment sailed from New Ycrk on Wednesday, for Liver
pot i in the packet ship Southampton, which was
tZfJ0T 6 ftion. It consists of one hun
died persons, including a tribe of Rocky Mountain
Indians; a musical instrument on wheels, called an
Appollomcan, to be drawn by forty cream colored
tJ tweniy-fi other vehicles, containing
ti rl an? aPPurtenances of the exhibition,
i-uera are eighty horses on board the ship. The pro
prietors intend to visit. England, GermanV and Swit
zerland, and will be absent for three years.
Corrwpondencs of the PacJflc Com.
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. via J a we !,
fion w To incj nn in 4lik mminfoino . - .
down in the town and gave us a delightf i
but the damage it has done must be conside u er
it came down the Lahaihaluna gulch in a i
rent, carrvine evervthinff with it. trees. .
some houses, and even large rocks, breaking &
and flooding on both sides of the stream. vJ
the natives have lost everything they have p'
this season. Kalo patches, sweet potatoes,
melons have all been swept away, even to tfce
and left nothing but rocks. From what th
tives tell'me they cannot recollect such
this. From where I was on the hill and looking 14
towards the sea, it was like a cataract of some
Monday, June 15. Last night it cleared 0ff
the creek has gone down. In looking around
the water has broke through the walls, you woul
astonished. There are many of the natives who
sweet potatoes nearly ready for digging and they v
lose them all, as the water has settled on thea
will cause them to rot. Had it been anywise
than on these islands many lives would tVe
lost, but so far there has been none. We haveclo
weather still, and more rain in the mountains to'
Yours, &c, KqysjJ
Honolulu, June 15, 1857
In a governmental index of last week's Polyntti,
it is stated that the French government have
sustained Mons. Perrin, in the jurisdiction Khich
exercised, in the matter of M. Landais, and
highly approved of the course pursued by the Kit-j
government." It was said, at thetime of tbefr,
between Mr. Perrin and Mr. Landais, that since 1
diplomatic statement commands implicit faith jj
affirmations of all accredited foreign rcprescca;ril
the Hawaiian government were perfectly justiSei 8
granting to Mr. Perrin the requested assistance,
the arrest and detention of a Frenchman overv-
an exceptional jurisdiction was claimed, in cos,
quence of the alleged ground that the indiviJua;
a member of Mr. Perrin's legation. The
government, acting upon the principle that dictated
the Hawaiian decision, could not do otherwise tfo
approve of what had been done, and that aj
could hardly Jbe expressed without sanctioning
Perrin's conduct in the case. But there remia 1
truth in spite of all diplomatic immunities, viz.: to:
Marion Landais had never been a member of It
Perrin's temporary, political mission, that h m
never before presented to Mr. Wyllie in that cxvh
and that in his ministerial commission he wasstrV
as all his predecessors were, chancellor of the Frei
consulate at Honolulu, id est, a civil officer eafe
a stranger to all political affairs.
Editor Pacific Commercial Advertiser: Ha
undertaken to solicit funds for the erection if 1
Marine Telegraph on Telegraph Hill, I bit as.
ceeded in raising an amount sufficient to comjVri
same and the telegraph is now in working order.
The following is a list of the subscribers:
A. J. Cartwright,
W. II. Pease,
D. C. Waterman,
Krull k Moll,
II. IlackfeM & Co.,
Melchers & Co.,
J. F. B. .Marshall,"
E. O. Hall,
K. C. Janion,
Agt. Hud. Bar Co.,
K. Coady & Co.,
J. P. Ford,
C. A. Williams & Co.,
B. F. Snow,
A. P. Everett,
J. T. Waterhouse,
C. R. Bishop,
J. C. Spalding,
C. A. Poor,
Castle & Cooke,
A. B. Bates,
G. P. Judd,
S. K. Ilawson,
P. O. per J. Jackson,
II. II. Holdsworth,
J. W. iVarsh,
R. C. Wyllie,
D. N. Flitner,
Polynesian Office per
C. G. Hopkins,
O. G. Howe,
Emmes & Johnson,
"2. P. Adams,
ut. a. uatnrop,
R. A. S. Wood,
A. Harris & Co.,
W. Oo dale,
B. W. Field,
I have also to acknowledge the valuable donatio
of a pole seventy feet in length from the government,
and valuable material from Cagt, T. jSpencw.
I have paid the following bills:
P. 31'Ginnis, for hauling water, $ 5 00
Gulick & Clark, for shingles, 20 00
J. iVetcalf, for hauling stone, lumber, &c, 50 00
J. Jackson, for spy glass, 18 00
J . Hatcher, for carpenter work and lumber, 57 00
Naai, (native) for mason work, 40 00
G. G. Howe, for lumber, 49 W
T. Spencer, for cordage, &c, 22 92
R. A. S. Wood, for lime and cartgage, 12 00
Emmes & Johnson, for rigging and setting pole &c. 82 4
Polynesian Office, for printing signal cards, 20 00
Total, $337 45
Leaving a balance in my hands, provided allthetf
criptions are paid, of 77 55, to be appropriated
the payment of wages to the operator at "J
graph Hill,' at the rate of $15 per month,
boy on the lookout on the Post Office to answer S
I do not consider the Post Office building m
most desirably located building in town for an
servatory, but know of no other on which tVF
could have been erected. The telegraph I
more than was anticipated, from the great
tttfnrl ant nnnn fntt5ncr mfttrial rvn tlift rrntind
loss of time to workmen in going and returning
. Honolulu, June 17, 1857. J. Jackso
The population of Denmark if 2,620,000.
There are 112,000 square miles in Kaniw-
Caleb Cushing will, it is said, be sent as the &
minister of the United States to Persia.
. . . . . Vnt.7
It is said that there are at Washington,
applicants for every office at the di$pos&l of the r
ident. Ground has been broken for a new college buu
at Cambridge, Mass., 117 by 70 feet, to be DU
Sandy Bay granite.
It is shrewdly remarked that Pierce wnl ; l
Presidential Chair with very little opposition,
went out without any.
The armory of Col. Colt gives employment
tween 600 and 800 hands, whose r7 mu
more than $1000 a day.
Virtue is no security in this world. WhaYetK&
more upright that pump logs and editors .
are destined to be bored. W;A
Lord Napier came to the United States.
000,000 or $5,000,000 claims gty of 3&
for the destruction of awm
subjects at the bombardment of J
March 27, 18o7, inventory was
waS delibrately up stain and took two
Tble Jld watches from Mr. G's room. One tf
SuntiYg watch, with chain and locked
which Mr. G's. name was engraved. m
The Resolute. A London PjKSBg
British Queen h.s oomimwioW
artist of the fZon rf
gallery a picture of the emeTicB. U
Resolute, presented her by tae a Ue
be a very graceful memorial of ft most