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' - wedxesvat eke lira, oct. i,im7.
Ttw past week baa been a tolerably bwy one, and trade Is
AeddrOr loafciaf ap. Mooey hotrvrer teems to bevery
mad wiU twiHiiu rnatH m Bamberof thipa arrive and erewa an
paid off. . TUaKmicitjtofcltaiiMnstbeaaaBerdemleraiaiMlat
Mdkua, It being inpoaaible to realise on good at anything near
Ibrir narket ralae.
W hav baard of a somber of vhoteaate traoaaettona, mocUj
long-credita. bat In many Instance it U difficult to ascertain
the pricea paid, o m to eutrcct qaoOUiooa. Thle market is
a pceaBariy altaated that, for etovioaa rmm, parties nasally
prefer to keep tbs terms of sales prhrate. .
Tbt ctippw ship Hound same dov l frn Lhalna oa Friday
lBSt,andbi laid on for Iter Bedford. The basineas of freighting
sd and bone is oonsoaliy brisk this season, and the amount
hipped ham m probably ezreed that of any pecrioas year, if
w may Judge from present appearances and ths cowirmance of
(rotable reports Iran the whaling Beet.
The John Gilpin ha discharged her cargo with unusual dis
fcateh. and Is advertiaed for New Bedford direct.
ECfJAK Th market Is almost entirely bare, there being
hardly enoogh to sopply domestis wants. We may shortly ex
pect im of the new crop from Kaoal.
BZtF. alea bare been made to the shipping at $12 to $14
for Hawaiian. Best brands command $14.
rUWX-Sales of 100 bbU. and hatf-bbla. Basalt at $14 and
$7 SO i 90 bMs. do. at aoctioB, at f U 12 ; 60 bbis. ditto du
al $12 1545$ 12 37 ; 10 half-bbls. do. at $9 31. We hear of
sales of domestic and California at $12.
BREAD. At auction, 10 casks Xay at &46cj bbis. ditto,
at . 2000 lb. Wot do. at 7i37ic The market Uorer sup
plied at present.
IXXBKB- Sales of IS.000 feet Eastern pine plank at $59
$60. C1apbuards,at$S0. Shingle, jobbing at $S$9.
POTATOES. Slc of 50 bbis. Maui, at $1 2&S$1 75 ; tweet
io. at $1.
ORAJIGE3 6XX soM at $13$1 25 V hundred.
WOOD. Belling freely at $4&$11 a cord ; ship wood at $3.
EXCHAKQE. Consular bills on the IT. 8. OoTernment, to
tha amount of $4,000, were taken up last week at 7 to 10 V cent,
discount- Transactions In whalers' bills hare been few. Ten
per cent, hi a fair quotation. And the same rate hoMs at La
frirw Kxchang on San Traodsco is offend freely, but not
LATEST DATES, received at this Office.
San Francisco- - - Sept-15 I Pari -" - - - - Aug.
Panama, N G. - - Sept. 1 I Hongkong- - - - July
Pew Yore - - - Aug. 20 I Melbonrne, N. 8. July 15
London - - - - Aug. 8 I Tahiti ----- Jane 8
For Bas Faasctsco, per frigate Ferserer&nte, on Saturday.
For Labaisa and KALsroLaro, per Maria to-day.
f' Kawaikas, per Mary, to-day.
For KaCai, per Excel, tixlay.
For 3iAXiLA, per Fortuno, about Oct 25.
POET Or 2XOXTOZ.TJZ.TJ. H. z.
Oct- 6 Sen Favorite, from Kahurai.
1 An wh bark Mercury, Hayden, 150 rperm.
7 Am wh bark Sarah Sheaf, loper, fm Bristol Bay, S60
wh, 6000 bone.
7 Br merchant stiip Hsmilton, Fsrr, 28 days fm Paget'
eound, for Uong Kong, and sailed next day.
8 Sch Mary, BerrU, fr.ua Kawaihae.
. 8 ch John Dunlap. Dadit, fm KanaL
8 Am dipper ship Iloand, eterens, fm Iahaina.
11 8ch Sally, An ililo ria lhaina.
11 Wrwick, fm Lanaina.
Maria, Molteno, fm Lahaina and potts on Maui,
la Libobbo, Thurston, fm Hilo.
13 Cxed, Antonio, fm Kauai.
12 ftloop 1 ssnirt. hn Maui.
14 8ch Kamoi, Chadwick, fm Lahaina and Kahulul.
14 a. I. H. frigmU Penererante, 60 guns, Bear Admiral
Sugreot, from Tahiti via Ililo.
14 Am wh ship Addison, Lawrence, frm Bristol Bay, 1000
wh, 10,000 bone.
11 Sch Kekaulaohi. fm Kona, IlawaU.
15 A wbahship in sight about ten mile to leeward of the
harcur, at 8 A. M.
Oct- 7 At 4-82 P. M-, sch Moi Keike, for Lahaina and Kaho
kii. 7 At 4-53 P. H, sch Kahuna, Hooper, for Kawaihae.
7 At i-tO P. M-, sch Maria, Molteno, for lahaina and
ports on Maui.
8 Sch Maanokawai, Btxkley, for Hilo.
8 Sch A Bee, Rye, for Kona, Hawaii. a
14 Sch Mot Keike, for Kanului. JL
14 Brig Arate, Cmnstack, for Coast California. W
15 Sch Liholiho, Thunton, for Hilo. '
VESSELS IX PORT OCT. 15.
. IJ. 8. 8. 8t Marys, Darts.
Am clipper ship John Land, Bearse, loading on.
Am ship Harriet and Jessie, Janrrin, loading oil.
British bark Gambia.
Ship John Marshall. Pendleton, in ordinary.
Br brifct Recovery, Mitchell.
Br bark Faith, Gates.
Am dipper ship John GCpin, Ropes, loading oil.
Am clipper ship Fortnna,Seudder.
Chip Sooth America, Walker. I Sh'p Addison, Lawrence.
TiUe dejtennes, Onedoit. Bark United States, Wood.
Gen wiiams, Miller. Schr Pflel, Fish. Jper
Cwasters tm Fork
Sch HaaElio, repalricg.
Sch Excel, for Koloa to-day.
Sch Ka Moi, for Inuna on Friday.
Sch Kahtma, for Kawaihae to-morrow.
Sch Maria, for rahaina and ports on Maui to-day.
ch SaOy, for Hilo to-dy.
Sch Moi Keiki, for Kahului to-day.
Hilo, October 5, 1857.
Sn : I hare to adrtoe the arriral at this port yesterday of
the ship Cmrotin, of New Bedford, Gifford, master, from the
OchotokSea. Ilia catch for the season is 150 bbis. whale and 75
sperm, taken a few days afro. W bole amount taken the voyage,
SUO whale, 350 sperm, and 3000 lbs. bone. CapC Gifford has
spoken but few ship since July. Reports heavy for and much
lee, and thinks, from what be has heard, that the average of the
Vcbotsk fleet may be about 600 bbis. Abo reports loss of bark
JVcvfos, Sherman, In the toe j crew all saved.
- Hilo, October 7, 1857.
fn t Since my respects of the 6th inst, I have to advise the
foOowing arrivals at this port, vis: On the 0th, H. L Majesty's
60-gns friirate Perievrrmte, Rear Admiral G. 8ugeol, 15 days
ram Tahiti. Also, oa the 6th, ship RamMer, Willis, of Mew
Bedford, with 800 bbta. wh. oil, from the Arctic Ocean. Reports
plenty of w bales, but was forced to leave the ground on Sept. 8,
In eonserraenee of bad weather setting in. Report the Ocean
Wmv, from the same ground, 800 bbhb, coming to this pork
Oct. T, arrived bark Ptwbmrypcrt, of Stonington, Capt. C ran
dan, from Bristol Bay, 400 bbis. oil and 3000 lbs. born, (has just
put his 2d mate, Mr. Studley, la the hospiul, be having been
very sick an the season.) Capt. CrandaU has seen no ship
JIilo, Oct. T, P. M. Since sending yon my report to-day. the
bark reported as probably being Ocean Waet or Silver Cloud,
has ! to an anchor, and proves to be the Waveltt, Captain
Bwain, from Ochotsk, with 100O btrts. wa oil and l6,ouo lbs
I ours, k, a. rrrxA.
' ' From BoaTOS per John Gilpin, Oct. 2s. .
S0 hoi pork 1 earriare ft wheel KJ361 ft oak plank
Ci half do do 22 eases shoes - 8000 ft boards
SO keca do - 56 bales denims 64,219 ft lumber
30 Wjg? 27a bbis beef 75 eases, 50 cask, 42 736 bndls. clapboards
narreis, ia seini, a o, i au amngies
. tiercrs,2hlf Mla,35Mdo
6 haif boxes, 1 bdl, 12 eoua, 32 package
63 bnxrs contents cordage
' onrpecified 644 bbis provision
151 bxes pres. meats casks lines
15 Mrts rinegar
SO do rice
W barrels pitch
90 dry barrel
3 kegs heads
S5 barrels sand
10 do kaolin
4 kejrs com p. nails 10 caska sails
4 casks, S es wine ,
1 mincinr machine
100 casks nails
1 box tacks
1 c raisin
1 do prunes
11 coils rope
' 2 iron dredg. dippers
2 handles for do
60 nests trunks
. 10 bales domestics
63 boxes whisky
13 do bitters
2 do gin
1 do brandy
2 bbis mm
26 boxes cider
1 do scales
10 rases sheeting -
61 boxes meat
1 case piano
9 cases, 1 bdl rails
2 boxes starch
g ia.i. 1 ease, 2aO IS do Docket -bbm.
100 half do 1 bM bunrs
4ov 1 half do faucet
25 half bbts, 13 do 20 mats tab
boss sugar 10 due pails
S hhds buster 8 dos eus . -
1 hT bbts dried ap- 2 do 8 pails
10 qr do peas
SO d beans
1 pkg hot
1 half abb) seed, Ae
3 canleil ensines
S10 ke3 white I
30 cases aleobul
4.H boxes glass
IS hay cutters
2 garden rollers
6 qr bxs maoearonl
. 2 dosea and 3 boxes 0 do vermaccilb
wheelbarrows 1 half barrel rtuo
40 do pipes
210 do sprta torpen- T boxes aricuttural 4 boxes axes
40 kitts, 15 barf do, 2 bxs f w. machine
7 stoa, 2 kegs do
SO qr boxes nsn 1 nox rubber noee
14 torse bricks
29 stoves aad furoi- 10 setts car wheels
tors for do 1 box sear
34 ea, Ms painU
20 bales gunny bag S cultivators
y nests trunk BOO bills staves
4 bxa, 17 es tobacco 23, 21 aad 100 14 gaL
1 bx signal whistle kegs
boats, 456 ears 80 bdis hoop iron
67 bdla, 17 bt staves 70 do Iron hoops
and beads 1 box ox bows
19 hhds Oual ' 6 rolls leather
ft cedar boards 4 cs and 2 bdl paper
3 casks, 1 bx i
30 ease chairs
10 cs yellow metal
3 do saddlery
20 do crackers
10 do C Iroca
From Xyrrot, per Fortana, Oct. 6 -.
2 bdls iron
5 nests tubs
1 bdl forks and rakes
6 eases wiudows
10 bdls blinds
10 i boxes, 20 I bob.
SO ncsta backets
6 bbis pork
IS ease floor
8 e. 25 ki-r povde 10 bbis batter
1 bbl, 8 k'gs whisk 6 esse cheese
88 do beef
. 70 kegs ks4 iw oois apt.: s
4 eisks, 99 essks tow-noes a cases ira
- 12 soil J 10 ft lumber 8doobaao
OtMliM ' 4T csyenowmeUl do 1 copper kettle
1 akc 1 barreku 12 sashes 1 box, 1 screw
T1?La ibnndierakea . trunks, 1 cs shoe
- I. . ax kfn aSIIB vk. wmn .
50 es yellow metal
7 hhds, - W
a k war 1 bdl, 10
3 boxes machinery
aUc . K- plowpotnU
T am as do 1 bU
1 aarf boat 4 fixtare 1 bdl, 1 hand prsa
1 XTEH-lSLuAJJD TI1ADE.
Fro. KAfrcrxv-TH- Moi rce. Oct 3bwhe40
Ve saar, Dlirii tP, li bars oats, IZi gTat ains, 10 hides,
3 Sarkeya, 1 daw, ad 4 paesengers. M
aroa, 1 ox y7, 1 1 Jr bows, 1, M birre, 1 tin I-J"
a Jte, C3 keirs !, 1 pkg starw, 1 bale runisy bags, 400
a Jte, C3 kegs !, 1 pkg starw, 1 bale goncy hags, 400
Ijiut j hi In t-i 1 ' : .
la, ltl -r bt
Ssar,l br oaa,l-s 1 bU era,- 6 c nxlse, 35 do
r. - ' -i ' . '
bread, 5 casks do, & bales dry goods, 10 boxes mdae, 1 ox yoke
orLAAiSA per Maria, Oct T 145 rkgs mdse, 1500 fect
'"From Kacai per Jchn Pnnlap, Oct 820 cords firewood, 17
hogs, 7000 oranges, li bags coffee, 61 bunches bananas, 4
hKA?xSrper Maria, Oct 13-150 bbl Irish rx4a
toes. 26 netta onions, 4 rauweoiwrrs.
tiJm Iliuo perLi-wlilio. Oct 131300 fcet oliia tops, 2 ca
noes, 1 whaieboat, 1 pkg eah, 4 bdU tobacco, 3 bans coffee, 8
do arrowroot, 4 do funxus, 55 bbis sweet potatoes, 28 I f onions,
44 squashes, 10 bunches bananas, 0 bogs pum, 1 bullock, JJ
hon, 30 fowls, 12 turkeys. ,
from Kawaiba per Mary, Oct 8 37 bbto Irish, potatoes, 12
do beef, 10 do pi, 63 hfcles, 112 goat skins, 20 bbta tallow, 6
keg butler, 2 horses, 13 head cattle, 30 shet p, 15 pigs.
From 111 LO pr caliy, Oct 11 3 bags coffee, 6 do arrowroot,
6 bars funjras, 30 bbis sweet potatoes, 20 bags onion. 290
. squashes, 28 bales puln, 41 bides. 885 goat skins, 1 barrel kukui
oil, 10 homt, and 24 passengers sn deck.
From Kacai per Excel, Oct 1366 tkree Ucf, 110 hides,
10 firkins butter, 12 deck passengers.
For Kawaihas per Mary, Oct 15 9 horwa, 2 coM, 4 bbis
eed potatoes, 1 tons measurement roods, 100 blls salt.
For Kacai per Excel, Oct 15200 tropty barrels, 2 boilers,
and lot machinery.
From KAHtxrt and Lahajsa per Kamoi. Oct It 1MW
busbeU wheat, 35 bxs tohacoo, 10 bbU slush, 2 do oil, 2 horses
31 sheep, 100 bushels beans, 4 do chickens, 10 pkgs grapes, 20
bills sucar cane, 45 native passenger.
From Kona, Hawaii, per Kekauluohl, Oct 1110 curds fire
wood, and 120 passengers.
Far Kawaiihas per KaUma, October 7 E P Adams, John
Adams, A M Ooddard, and 10 on deck.
For Lahaisa per Maria, Oct 7 Mr. Dickinson, and 2a on
From Kawaihas per Mary, Oct 8 Capt Jas ALaw, lady
and 2 children, and 32 on deck.
From Kacai per John Dunlap, Oct 8 Lieut Reynolds, and
25 on deck.
From Hiuo per Liholiho, Oct 12 Miss Bishop, E C Rich
ardson, Akina, A fat, Ako, and 65 on deck.
For Kawaihae per Mary, Oct 13 W L Lincoln, and 7 on
For Kacai per Excel, Oct 15 Lieut Reynolds, and 20 on
From KAHCin and Lahaixa per Knmol. Oct 14 Mrs Thos.
Spencer, MUs liishop, Messrs Aferrill, Willtbng, K eed ham,
llinpham. Marble, and 1 other.
For IIilo per Liholiho, Oct 15 Mrs O II Gulick, Mrs Asa
Thurston, Sirs IVeckwith. S C Armstrong, Wm Lane, H Richard
son, and 50 deck passengers. . .
Vesacli Expected from Foreign Ports.
Barkentine Jane A. Falkenburg, or Bark Fanny .Major,
Capt. Lawton, will be due from San Francisco, Oct. 20 to 30.
Haw brig Advance, Robtnson, is due from Paget Sound,
with cargo of lumber.
Bremen brig Antilla, Buschmann, sailed from Bremen early In
May, with cargo to Mclchers ft Co.
Haw brig Enima, Bent, due from Tahiti about Sept. SO.
American sfctp Gladiator, Cromwell, sailed from New Bedford
June 10, and will be due Oct. 25. ,
A clipper brig left EiiKland aliout the close of May with cargo
of mdse to the Agent of the Hudson's Bay Co.
Am barkentine Jenny Ford, is due from Teekalet, with a
cargo of lumber to Hackfeld ft Co.
American bark Messenger liird, Homer, tnny be looked for
from China dailv, with cargo China goods to B W Field.
POUT OF LAHAIIIA.
Oct- 6. Am. wh. ship Gay Head, Lowen, from Bristol Bay, 800
6. Am. wh. ship Tabmaroo, Robinson, Bristol Bay, 700
. 7. Am. wh. bark C leone, Simmons, 1100 wh.
7. Am. wh. ship Onward, Norton, 400 wh. ,
7. Am. wh. bark Isabella, Lyon, 050 wh.
PLACES OP AVORSIIIP.
SEAMEN'S BETHEL Rev. S, C. Damon Chaplain King
street, near the Sailors' llnme. Preaching on Sundays at
11A.M. and 71 P. 51. Seats free. Sabbath School after
the morning servievs.
FORT STREET CIII P-CII Corner of Fort and ISerctanla sts.,
Rev. J. D. Strong, Pactor. Ireaching on Sundays at 11
A. M. and TJ P. l. Sabbath Schoul meets at 10 A. M.
METHODIST CUVKCH Nouanu avenue, corner of Tutui
street Her. Wm. 8. Turm-r, Pastor. Preaehine every
Sunday at 11 A. M. and 71 V. M. Seats free. Sabbath
School meets at 10 A. M.
KING'S CHAPEL Kinr street, above the Palace Rev. E. W.
Clark Pastor. Services, in Hawaiian every Sunday at
9 A. M. arc! 3 P. M.
CATHOLIC CHI'KCH Fort street, near Bcretania under the
charge of KL. Bev. Bishop Maiprrt, assisted by Abbe
Modeste. Services every SuoJay at 10 A. M. and 2 P. M.
BMTTHS CHURCH Beretania street, near Nuuanu street
Rev. Lowell Smith Pastor. Services, in liaiian, every
Sunday at 10 A. M. and 21 P. M.
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AGISTS roa TUB COXMEBflAL. ADVKRTlgER-
Lakaina, Maui -Nakawao,
Hilo, Hawaii -
San Franeitct), Col
few Bedford and U. S.
C. 8. BARTOW, Esq.
. L. L. TOKUiniT, Esq.
CaiC J. WORTH.
. Capt. JAS. A. LAW.
THOS. H. PARI?, Esq.
. Dr. J. W. SMITH.
L. P. FISIIKR, Esq., Mer. Ex
. B. LINDcEY. Ed. Ship List.
uuiiiiiicruiiir iiu vcnisuiT
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15.
A coterxiiext . iajttdjuJged wise or foolish, ac
cording to the policy developed in its administra
tion. It differs from individuals chiefly in the
magnitude of ita undertakings and thj results
which follow ita acts, which may be of public
benefit or injury, as they are wise or foolish.
All public matters ought to be discussed fully
and freely before they are executed, for it is gen
erally the manner in which they- are executed
that causes a difference of opinion in their expe
diency or the competency of the persons having
charge of them..
This government has never before undertaken
a work of such extent as that of filling in the
water lots. It.is a work that will require years
to complete it and an outlay of perhaps 400,
000. If it could be executed without embarrass
ing the government, it should be dono by it ;but'
it was the general opinion before the undertaking
-was commenced, that it could not be executed
without seriously crippling the finances of the
government, and that it would be the gainer to
dispose of the lots as they were, and allow pur
chasers to execute the job of filling' them in, as
they might be wanted. "
An offer was made by capitalists, before any
work had been commenced on the property, to
purchase the tract for 100,000. This offer was
not accepted, though by it the goverment would
have received 78,000 over the amount paid for
the Queen Dowager's right in it. It is very
questionable whether the government will ever
receive that sum from the property, over and
above ita co6t.'
In the last issue of the government journal ap
pears a notice advertising the lease of a pajrt of
- this property. "We copy the notice below :
TO LE SOLD, by public auction, on the New Esplanade, on
the 13th of Slay, l&&4,the leaaes of frround hits for One Hundred
Years, (the rate to be adjusted equitalrty by appraisers mutually
chosen at the end of every twenty-lire yKirs,) 'x
built upon of incombustible materials, arconliug to a plan to be
seen at the office of Mr. K. A. S, Wood, Superintendent of Pub
lic Works. '
The six lots extend in line from the premises of Jfasrs. James
Bobinson tt Co., with an esplanade in front of 143 feet wide,
along the margin of which goods can be landed or embarked.
Purchasers of the ground k-ts will have to pay only the rent
of each lot, quarterly, semi-annually or annually, as mnytje as
ranged on the day of sale ; and in the material and style of their
buildings to conform to the general plan luid down by the gov
ernment, which has lor its object uniformity in appearance, the
convenience of the public, and safrty from fire.
The six lots are of the fallowing dimensions, vis : 4 lots, each
60 feet frontage by lib fbet deep ; 2 lots, each M feet frunUge
by 145 feet deep.
TO BE SOLD ALSO, on the same day, the leases of nine
pround lots for the same period, in resr of the marina bits, and
lying between the premises of James Robinson & Co. and Fort
(treet, the plans and drawincrs of which can lie seen at the office
of the Superintendent of Public Works, and at the offices of
Messrs. A. P. Ercrett and J. P. ColSunv, Auctioneers.
Minister of the Interior.
Although the notice appears over the name of
Prince Lot. we understand that the plan of
leasing belongs to Mr. Wyllie. Ever since the
commencement of the work, this mode of dis
posing of tho property has been opposed by those
whose judgment was worthy of respect. And it
will be opposed by every man of common sense.
' The several points of this newly-deTelopod pol
icy are : . . '
let. The lota are to be leased for a term of 10.0
years. " . ' - . ' '
2d. The rate of rent is not to remain fixed for
100 years, ; but to be altered every twenty-five
od. Each lessee is to bind himself, to .build orr
his land such a structure na 'the
chooses to-dictate to him. ;
The above appears to be the plan which the
ministry have judged to be the wisest, and as the
public have got an eual interest in the matter,
it is weB to examine the points. " -.
I'. The plots of leaping the lota is of itself poor
policy. - To sell the right and title to the land is
the proper course. A man .when ho ' purchases
real estate expects ifto rise in value according to
the outlay and improvements he makes on it:
He makes tho purchase for his own benefit and
that of his posterity, ana it is his interest to make
it continually more valuable Tho samo land
when owned by an individual becomes of double
the value it was when owned by the government.
But we need not go into any discussion of the
relative merits of the two systems. Every school
boy knows the difference between the value of a
leasehold and a fee simple title.
There is an objection to this system of leasing,
which will not be overlooked by purchasers.
Our government docs not stand on ho strong a
foundation as to be able to guarantee a leasehold
occupancy for one hundred years. In any change
of government which may hereafter occur, an al
lodial title would be respected where a leasehold
might be set aside on a mere pretext without an
It is said that the ministry fixed on this mode of
ESPLANADE, 113 ft. wide.
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- IN'oTK Our artist, to wLoin we confided the jyb of getting np a representation of the wharf lots advertised, has un
fortunately made an artistical bluniler, in reversing the view. It should represent the location of the different pouits
directly the reverse of what it now docs. The wharf should upicar at tho right of the picture.
In case of a sale' of this property instead of
lease, the six lower lots would doubtless realize an.
aggregate of 40,000, and the nine upper lots
30,000 sufficient to pay off the indebtedness of
the government and leave a surplus to carry on'
the work of filling in the adjoining land. If
government could procure loans at low rates for
its improvement, it might be good policy to rent
this property and lorrow money ; but such is
not the case. It is borrowing money at 12 to 18
per cent, per annum, and cannot afford to receive
Lor it ir.vprrnpnt nnlv six to ten per cent, tyery
1 slirewd financier vvoula suy, cancel the Uebt,
unless the interest you receive is greater than
that which you pay.
"We know of no obstacle standing in the way
of a sale of the allodial title of the wharf lots at
any time that they may be ready for disposal .
The second section of the act to amend an act
relating to the waer lota, called AVaikahalulu,"
passed in 1855, fully empowers tho Minister of
the Interior to sell this land. It is as follows :
"Sbc. 2. The Minister of tho Interior is hereby authorized to
Bt li one or more of the lots of Waikahuhilu in like manner with
all other real estate belonging "to the government, after giving the
notice required iu Section 4 of the said Act."
The next proposition in this water lot scheme .
will strike every reader as perfectly absurd and
betraying a great want of ordinary business tact
if not of open duplicity. . Here is a projiosition to
sell a lease for 100 years, and at the end of each
25 years the lessee is to submit to have bis estate
appraised over, and if he is found paying too lit
tle rent, to have the rate increased. "We knoAV
that the rule is intended to work both ways, but
we know also that politicians are sometimes ut
terly unprincipled, and such, a liberty given to
the Minister of the Interior, or any other officer
of the "government, twenty-five or fifty years
hence, would cause no little Anxiety totheholdor
of the lease. Every man of common sense knows
that improved real estate, in ninety-nine cases out
of a hundred, increases in value from year to year
according to the improvements made, on . it ; and
that such will undoubtedly be the case with this
wharf property. This proposition, it will bo no
ticed at once, is not intended for tho benefit o
the lessee but for that of the government, and in
the hands of an unscrupulous minis-try, might
easily be made tho lever to oust the possessor from
For instance, a merchant and capitalist from
San Francisco purchases the lease of lot No. 1
for 750 per annum, and erects thereon a fine
block of fire-proof stores, which, from the man
ner the projcrty has been improved by him, pro
duces at the end of twenty-five years thrice tho
income of the adjoining lot No. 2, which pays a
rental of 700 to tho government." Now, if the
same honest officers presided over the government
twenty-five years hence that now do, the nnUter
mijlU be equitably settled, j But it is very easy
to see that No. 1 could le compelled to double
the rental that he pays to government for the
next seventy-five years, in order to.be considered
more equal to No. 2.'. To reduce the rate paid
by the latter would not ho thought of, the object
being revenue. Here would be. room for most
flagrant injustice, to which no lessee w1k has his
eyes open can ever assent.
This plan of filtering tho rate oCrent is so j-cr-fectly
absurd, that it is a wonder how a minister
could ever have consented to see it placed over Ids
name in the columns of a newspaper.
AVith tho third and last feature of this ncwly
fledged ministerial bantling, we have but little to
say. If a purchaser buys tho lease or title of a
ground, binding himself to build on" it such a
structure as the lessor or former owner may dic
tate, he should know the terms of his purchase.
That these lots should be covered with fire-proof
buildings, if any, is all very proper, but to com
pel a person to erect a building, and that build-?
ing " to conform lo the general plan laid down
by the government,' without any reference to the
ability of the lesseei his taste or the business he
may have in view,- looks a little like retrograding
" into the practice of. the middle ages. ' It U'yety'
well to have a plan drawn up, but to compel each
buyer to follow it in preference to his own wishes
and interests for the sake of looks is not quite the
thing. .'A sugar-refinery or a mill 'could -hardly
be made to eonform to the plan laid out; of two
story buildings, but would require a three, or four
Btory structure. . " .. . '.. . n
disposing of the property w . . the View of having
a perpetual source of revenue fox the government.
But even this will not aid it, for they cannot ex
pect to obtain a larger interest on the property
than ten per cent, per annum on ita cost. From
the above notice it will be seen that there will bo
fifteen lots, completed by May 1, nine on the old
fort site and six below Robinson & Co.'s, which
will have cost the government at that time about
100,000, including a debt of not far from 40,
000 to 50,000. The following diagram will il
lustrate the land to be Fold :
It is supposed that if offered at auction the six
lota, numbered 1 to 7 (No. 4 not being in
cluded, as it is to be reserved for use of govern
ment,) might rent for 500 to 700 per annum,
and tho nine upper lots, numbered 8 to 16,might
rent for, say 400 per annum. . This at the lower
estimate, would yield an interest "of G,C00 per
annum, on real estato which will have cost not
far from 100,000.
STREET, 60 ft. wide.
ETIIEET, CO fl. wide.
Hie government, however, has . tx or seven
months to talk over the subject of Tse lots be
fore their completion, and we hopo tliat before
they are brought to the hammer some wiser coun
sels will have prevailed than are developed in the
above advertisement. .
NOTES OF TIIK WEEK.
IIclas, or Native Daxces. In the Hae Hawaii
of October 7th, appears an advertisement by Prince
L. Kainelianielia. to tlie following effect : .
of this lxlaiHl. tii.it some of the instructors in dancinir have ren-
resented tliat they olUiined my pennission and license to carry
on tiulus, tlieref.re I hereby make known that no such license
lias ever heen issued to any one from this Department ; and I
further declare that I have no authority under the laws to grant
licenses for hula associations, excepting always such as are recog
nized by the laws." .
So far as the above notice conveys the impression
that no licenses have been issued from the Depart
ment of the Ii-.tcrior, for hulas, it is doubtless correct
But docs Prince' Lot, in publishing' it, intend to give
the idea that the revival of these dance-houses has
been without any countenance on his part? We
hope not It was only on the accession to power of
his Majesty and his present Ministry, that the revival
of hulas was permitted, and it is said that they have
been ever since specially patronized by Chiefs high in
authority, whose verbal sanction, among the natives
and under the old regime, is of equal authority with
any written law. We have conversed with some of these
teachers, who said they had liberty to open the
schools. When asked for their document, they re
plied that no document was necessary. Now, we
suppose that no one objects to the native dances as
simple amusements; but when, as in most cases
here, these assemblages, out of town as well as in
town, become hotbeds of sensuality and licentious
ness, whose aim is to create an exhibition to which
young men will be enticed to spend a night, and
when they become the resort of the idle and vicious,
all law and religion must oppose them as productive
only of eviL . The least that can be said of Hawaiians
is, that they are grown-up children, and they require
the guardianship of the law. There exists here, as
in 'other communities, a public opinion, and tho
above notice is but an evidence of its power. It
ought to have appeared months ago, and it only
remains now for the Government to Issue another no
tice, discountenancing the hula schools throughout
the islands. : 1
Hawaiian Retorts. We have received from the
compiler, Judge Robertson, a copy of the "Reports
of some of the Judgments and Decisions of the Courts
of Record of the Hawaiian Islands, for the ten years
ending with 185G." It is a valuable text-book, em
bodying more of the peculiarities of our laws than
any other volume, and should be in the library of
every, business man.
Hawaiian Post-Office. The native department
of the Honolulu Fost-OfEce sometimes exhibits as
much excitement as the arrival of a foreign mail docs
among the foreigners. The mails from Ililo gener
ally create the largest crowd. On Monday last the
Liholiho arrived with a large mail for the native
population. These letters are thrown promiscuously
into a box, to which all have easy access, and the
only wonder is that complaints, from letters being
taken by the wrong persons, are very rare.. "
Who has not read or heard of " The Balm of
a Thousand Flowers," whose virtues are almost as
fabulous as the fairy tales of the " Arabian Nights."
Its uses are various : it is good for the hair, the eyes,
the teeth, and the checks, imparting a charm to
youth and a grace to maidenhood, which in some in
stances staggers belief. The first importation of thu
cosmetic has been received by Dr. Ed. Hoffmann,
where we advice the skeptical to call and procure a
bottle and test its virtues.
- Market Wharf". We would call the attention of
' whom it iflay concern" to the dilapidated condition
of the planking on this wharf At present," several
yawning apertures offer UTirivaled facilities lor giving
promenaders a cold bath, or breaking horses
legs. The whole surface requires new planking, and
judging from its almost constant occupancy, the
wharf has amply earned it If the contemplated ex
tension is not to be made shortly, a few repairs will
- be absolutely necessary. - '
Fort Street. We are glad to learn that tha dif
. ferences which have existed in this church for some ,
months poet, have been amicably settled. - Rev. Mr.
Strong, 'the Pastor, will return to the. States at the
expiration of his terra of engagement in Decembf.,
in accordance with his plan made some months sine
We have not heard of any one named to fill his jp -' ;
but presume it williot long rt iJn. unoccupi L -
. v ' ' " ' : '':- v;'. -
Messrs. ,Tcrxer akd Wood. By reference to
another column it will be seen that the difficulty cre
atedy the anonymous letter sent to Mr. Wood has
been settled. The authorship having been owned by
Mr. Turner, the letter was burnt up at the confer
ence alluded to, and the affair amicably adjusted.
The least that can be said of the act of sending the
letter is that it betrayed a great want of judgment in
its author. We are glad for the sake of truth and
religion that the matter has been settled, before
breeding any greater , ill feeling. Religion should
disdain the use of such covert weapons. As we said
last week, we hope never to see anonymous letters re
sorted to in attacks on personal character.
- Naval. -IT. L, M. frigate Perseverante, Admiral
Suzeol, arrived yesterday, 23 days from Tahiti, via
Hilo. She is a new first class frigate, carrying. CO
guns, and owing to her size will probably be unable
to enter the harbor. We hear that she will sail for
, San Francisco about Saturday next. - -
Shipwrights. The old and well-known firm of
Eoimcs & Johnson have dissolved, and Mr. Johnson
having associated himself with Mr. Daniel Foster, an
experienced and thorough shipbuilder, recently from
the United States, the new firm will continue busi
ness at the old stand. . (See advertisement)
Removals. David, whom not to know argues on
self unknown, has taken " Time by the forelock
1 i . . 1 . 1 . A
ana now mwa caruDomeiers at me corner or VJuwn
and Kaahumanu streets, Makee's Block. His conoal
clocks and quizzioal self are worth a call, at anyVae.
Dr. Ford also has removed his drugstore to the stand
recently occupied by Dr." Lathrop, on Qufptx street,
where Langherne will " compound " icfall the' ills
that flesh is heir to. , We know an idtance of his
having compounded for a felon, tb-' iy never for a
Ambbottpk Gallery. No mow appropriate pres
ent can be sent home to one'afmends than a good
likeness. IIow relatives ana friends will crowd
around the envied possess to get a glimpse of the
well-remembered featuroC and, with Cowper. when
gazing on his mother'spicture, exclaim":
"Blest be I
The art t
gt that can immortalize.
'(allies Time's tyrannic claim
JMr.' W. F.: Hoviand." over the Commercial office-
invariably makcf'good pictures, and his charges are
reasonable.' J. .
jf ' '
Mr Stangenwald, too, has returned from Kauai,
and is ready fo execute any orders. In his adver
tisement torday we notice that he has an improve
ment in pwiurcs, which is worth examining.
LARGy Joxe. We have seen some slabs of whale
bone," tascn by Capt Loper, of the Sarah Sheaf, in
BristobBay, during the past season, from a " bow-
head," which in tho opinion of old whalemen are
extraordinary. One slab taken promiscuously from
.a pile on deck, measured 14 feet in length, and
weighed Hi pounds. This, calculated at the price
paitL for bone in New York on the 15th of August,
wou.d be worth $14 1)5. Capt Loper estimates the
amtNnt of bone taken from the said " bowhead " at
SOoJ'pounds, although he made only 100 bbis. of oil.
Trull the whales are coming up to the requirements
orvfi times, doing their quota towards furnishing
the l.adies with material for " spreading " them-
.Srp Practice. A lot of Manila cigars was re
ceived here the other day from China, via San Fran
cisa, and on opening one of the cases in which they
wcp packed supposed to contain 10,000 cigars a
"'fggarly array of empty boxes " was discovered,
en losing in the center of the case a collection of old
ras and 6ticks of teak and other wood, but not a
sditary cigar. From the presence of the teak wood,
aid the fact of the case being carefully " got up "
f the outsiue, it is supposea to De tne worit oi joun
11 Hawaiian asd English Testaments. The Rev.
lr. Damou, Seamen's Chajjlain, has received from
Sto American Bible Society, per rortuna, a large
variety of Bibles, among which is a very neat edition
of the New Testament in Hawaiian and English, par-
llcl columns, with marginal references. This is a
- - . v. . noava nere, and will
oubtless meet with a ready sale." Thev mar be
und at the Book and Tract Depository in the Sail
ors' Home, and at tue liookstore of JL M. Whit
ney, I'ost-Ulhoe .building. At the Depository is
a great variety of religious works for sale, besides
! Bibles in English, French, Spanish, German, Danish,
4 Welsh,. Swedish, Portuguese, Russian, Roratongan
sand Chinese in fact, a perfect Babel of languages.
What with the clean, orderly and comfortable rooms
iT the Home, its noble - library of intellectual treas
ures, and the constant attendance of Mr. and Mrs.
Thvdm.'the Chaplain, and his assistant, Mr. BiclO
nelV we believe that a sailor can be as well provided
for. Honolulu as in any seaport in the world.
jjt Rates. Thefollowing are the estab
lished raM (at which crews are paid off at the Ameri
can ConsuKjf . Honolulu : Whale oil, 40 cents per
gallon ; whartne, 45 cents per pound ; sperm oil,
'JO cents per gallop
x- - '
San Francisco Bakvst. We observe that some
two hundred and forty tons of stone ballast is being
dumped on the " New Esplanade," from the Hound.
It is the friable stone from Telegraph Hill, San Fran
cisco, and makes an excellent road, hard and free
from dust. A greatdeal more of the same sort would
be very .acceptable. It was once accounted a very
unlikely thing that " Biraam Wood should come to
Dunsinane," and that man would have been thought
a vain dreamer who, ten years ago, should have
prophesied tliat tho bowels of Telegraph Hill would
come to Honolulu.
A New Bell. The Fortuna brought out a new
bell for the tower of the Fort Street Church. It is
of a very fine sonorous tone, weighs 830 pounds, and
-cost $400 $200 of which was subscribed by Boston
merchants. It is from the foundry of Henry Cooper,
of Boston. We learn that it is not quite paid for, a
balance of about $100 remaining to be made up.
A Ghost Story. No little excitement has been
caused among the natives living in the upper part
of Nuuanu Valley, during the last week, by an
apparition .which they declare has been seen. It first
made its appearance to a native woman, whose hus
band has bKn some months deceased, and - she avers
it is his ghost The natives were all terribly fright
ened, and fled like deer on the second visit of the
ghost, all but tho woman, who says Bhe was deprived
of all power of motion. After a considerable time
had elapsed, the woman rejoined her trembling com
panions, but on being questioned refused to rapart
what had passed between her and the specter of her
husband. The affair had become a serious annoy
ance, and measures have been taken which will pro
bably result in the capture and punishment of his
ghostship. i- -
Polar Bears. Whalemen have opportunities to
become acquainted with the habits of these singular
animals that others do not Capt Walker, of the
South America, related to us a fact which is perhaps
worth repeating. He found two polar bears, a female
with her cub, swimming ux the Arctic Ocean, forty
miles from land. . -And Capt Murdock, of the Aas-
sau, states that he shot one ninety miles from land
During these, long passages across seas and bays,
which'must take several days, they live on their own
hair, or the grease attached to it, as the hair ia
found in rolls in their stomachs, when killed. Capt
Walker took a barrel of bear's oil from the cub which
he killed. - ' .
Flavoring Extracts. Dr. Hoffmann has sent us
; a sample of a variety of extracts which he has just
received from Boston, and which, we have the au-
thority cf one of the best housekeepers in Honolulu,
.xa v;ry superior. For these, and a great variety of
'; jt articles needel ecry day, we refer to the Dr.'s
advertisement in another part of - the paper. Our
rr "arswill lose nothing by keeping the run of all
( t 'dces that appear, though they may not want every-
CAzg advertised. . ' . ' ' -: .".V. ;"',;v
57 The lihue Plantation was to have commenced
grinding on Monday last , The weather has been
favorable of late for the growing crops.
... tr ; A
1 the attention of Cap
W DALEBOSJS.- W wouiu
tains and others dealing in
alebonc, to the eommu-
nication in another column
n this subject It is a
matter of considerable impo
ce now while the price
of bone ishigh in the
o States. We have
printed a good many label
Iready this season, and
for'the benefit of those wh
ay wish them, we will
add that. we can print any number at a few hours
notice, for .$250 per hundred. Orders , from La
haina wfll be fuled by first return packet Sr
f GT" The police have been trying of late to render
themselves particularlj7 ious in breaking up the
only attempt at a vegetable Aarket we have ever baj
in Honolulu. We refer t ie assembling of nati
and Chinese frardeners on. the corner of Fort
Hotel streets which, in thabsence of any dece
market, has been the frreatesreonvenience to be fo
here. The market-house on thisrf is of npf J
this purpose, and we can see no.L4'i.fUig
gardeners to assemble in one loc v10 early
hour of sunrise, when thersgjiSf travel in
the streets, and thei JSJ&uiinj; can ino sense be
called a nuisan
Sent Oi-jyfe' Town. Last Tuesday, three native
men wejurrested ana Drougnt neiore justice wis
wol'Jrcharged with creating and maintaining a nui-
ce on Beretania street, in the shape of a " hula."
Rafter a hearing, the parties were discharged, with
the injunction to celebrate their orgies no more with
in the limits of the town. .. . ,
Jack Ashore. When on liberty, and he begins to
feel " glorious," Jack is apt to cut up some capers
that afford any amount of amusement to bystanders.
One day last week, a seaman from the St Mary's
passed the Auction Room of J, F. Colburn, in front
of this office, while a saddle-horse was under the
hammer, 1 Jack must have it, and tossed up his bid
saying moreover that he would have the horse, no
matter who wanted it And down the horse went to
him, at $23. It took only $J0 or $12 more to
him out complete with saddle and bridle, and off he
started on his own steed, as proud as a major dome,
to see the town. That is the last we saw of him or
his horse. . '-"'..
Great Dispatch ! We have heretofore given our
neighbors of the Polynesian credit for-keeptagup
the fastest terrapin expresses in the county ; but
we shall now have to award the palm to the Lahaina
people. Last Monday we received, by the " fast-
sailing clipper?' -Warwick, a heavy package of
Eastern and California papers, dispatched to us by
J. W. Sullivan, Esq., per ship Mary JL. Sutton, in
tended to beat the Yankee. That vessel reached
Lahaina some three weeks since. Where the papers
have been all this time, we have yet to learn. We
shall recommend in future all dispatches intended to
be three weeks behind the jyxil, to be sent " via La-
, Fink Flour. The mill is now turning out a very
superior quality of flour, equal, we judge, to any
ever ground here. We notice it is put up in new
ba imported from Boston, and stamped with the
imprint of the " Hawaiian Flour Company." By
late advices from the wheat region we learn that the
yield of the late sown wheat is much more abundant
Ihfin wfis nntifiiriated. s " '
i -ill Inishpl.x. '?
to make aboul!wO0 bbis of flour. The FloCr ComprjH
are now turning out about 150 barrels per week,
BxitK. Faknt Major. We learn that letters were
received by the Hound, from a reliable source, stat
ing that the barkentine Jane d. Falkinberg had
been resold for the Oregon trade. If this is so, we
shall probably see the Major back again. - She may
be looked for from the 2oth to the 30th of October,
with the New York mail of September 6th.
Thanks. We are greatly indebted to the numer
ous Captains who have furnished us with full reports
on their arrival, (particularly to Capt Swain, of the
Wavelet,) and also to our attentive correspondents
at Lahaina and Hilo, for the latest ship news. Our
aim is to have the Commercial furnish the earliest
and most reliable ship news, and the full reports
received from shipmasters have aided us very mueh
in our endeavors.
Boat Bots. All over the world boatmen are pro
verbially rough characters, and those of Honolulu
are no exception to the general rule. Those whose
business requires their attendance near the wharves,
complain much of the noise made by the boat boys,
who make unnecessary disturbance night and day.
A foreign policeman ought to be stationed on the
wharves during the season, not simply to look on,
but to aet when necessary.
Whalers. Tho very full and late report of the
fleet in the Ochotsk Sea, received from Capt. Swain,
of the Wavelet, has altered the appearance of the
season's catch very decidedly. Our ship list on the
fourth pnge, contains the fullest returns yet received.
Among the vessels that are reported having don
well, up to September 1, are the India, 2700 barrels ;
Charles Phelps, 1200; Ontario, 1750; Josephine,
1700 ; Harmony, 1150 ; Congress, 2d, 1400 ; Rein
deer, 1500, &c. Out of 54 ships reported to us on
Monday, by Capt Swain, 80 vessels hail from 900 to
2700 brls. each. Two or three weeks of the whaling
season remained yet, which in former seasons have
been considered the best of the year. The prospect is
now that this year's average will exceed that of last
Rain. Monday last was conceded on all hands to
be a "rainy day," for more . rain ' fell during its
twenty-four hours - than has probably fallen during
the six previous months. The rain itself was much
wanted, but the damp sea atmosphere of the hist few
days, has been complained of by almost everybody,
as few have escaped the chills and colds dch it
gives rise to. It is supposed to be the '" equinoctial
storm," which has got a little out of its reckoning.
The return of the trade wind, which is predicted this
p. m., will improve appetites and doubtless cause an'
increased consumption of beet
" Olt Clo" The Polynesian's quotation of the
value of rags, is about as near the mark as it gener
ally hits in quoting market prices. : We don't know
of anybody who values rags so high as 12J cents, un
less it is the Polynesian man, and this is easilj ac-
coumeu ior wnen we remember that the tribe of
" snappers-up " are generfdy covered with fur,
which is probably worth full the quotation named.
As the error is no doubt unintentional, we correct it
Agricultural Implements. Mr. Charles Brewer
has received per Gilpin, a great'.variety of newly
invented farm and garden implements, some of which
are very usefuL They are worth the attention of all
engaged in agriculture.
Ungallant and UNFEELiNo.Attention to the fair
sex is so common among all civilized people, that its
opposite becomes a subject of remark. A ease came
under our observation one day this week that deserves
to be recorded. A lady of our acquaintance was en
gaged in some house-work in an upper story, and in
advertently fastened herself out of doors on the ver
andah. All the windows and doors fastened on the
inside, and in her dilemma she called to a foreigner
who was pissing in the street, and, explaining the
circumstances, requested him to liberate her from her
awkward position- After hearing her out, he coolly
remarked that he had other business to attend to and
leisurely passed on. Did we know his name, it
should appear in conspicuous characters. Two na
tive women eventually released their white sister.
A Fancy Store. Hack fold's, on Fort street, oon
tams the finest assortment of fancy artic lea we have
neeu m me country. .Jll8 stock of boots and shoes is
YiLned fklirl Alxtnronf aMr.M .
-fc v, u., weu ii uea to produce a coed
...v.wovuuuig m lut community. ' . -!
Poisoned. A native was taken sick last ! Monday
iMt MM 1 1 1 . .
atter was arrested, it turned out that ! r,,M l.j
tSif.d Wtich V and " j; lie
A New Crrrmir Tl, . r.n.i.-i-''.' . . . " '-- !
- Wr 7 , t -wwfi, wtnen aiia to-
u- P th0 luEber" ae charts
which the Rev. Mr,-CW. eori-r- .
b-WL that place, I. UtoU
.and situikted just above the BetheL" lit
TllVT. 'I'fia 'onlftll,iiimanf ivi l.ni 1
; .. g..IU ijwi, ween on
board the U. & Ship St. Mary's, was a display 0f
taste and beauty, such as Honolulu has not for a long
time "witnessed. All the arrangements hare been
J. spojn of only with encomiums, and nothing couW
I oomparewith the appearance of thetaw.
room, waicn was completely covereu vt -te. j j
the sioes witn American ensigns. inc,
that given on board the same t'
irre years since, which has r
ent eve" '
UIO 1UUSI wuipicio Kit y
ipboard in our harl
Almost a VvC ADOUl v o ctoc-
mornine last- was discovered In the
shop nestwo of r. Edward Kext ia
rtr'.twi, however, eatinguished by Mr.
TAut any serious damage; and the engines, '
."lwere promptly on the spot, were not put lntoa., .
tibn. The fire originated Li a straw Ded usea v
carpenter who slept on the premises, and c;
to have caught from matches or from a pipe. 1 1
occurred in the night, a destructive confla
would probably have resulted. : '
Clxtpkh. Shtp " Hound. " This vessel arri
from Lahaina on Friday last, and hauled along:
the new Government Wharf No, 2, being the
ship that ever made fast there. . The Hound. '
handsome a ship of her class as ever entered our I
bor, having a beautiful run and the model of a r '
boat, reminding us much of the While S.juall, v'
visited us several years ago. She cornea to lor
and bone under the agency of Capt D. C. Water
Celestial Mdsic Of all the indescribable t
ever tortured out of wind always exceptir
Scotch bagpipes the Chinese band with which
farlane has recently regaled the ears of Hon
out Herods Herod.. "Sound the hogag, bft.
whang-gang, let the loud hyena yelL" It wac
; thing but "musio of the spheres," and yet K
his sphere caters with great success for the nov
lovers of our city.
Backus Minstrels. We learn that this f;
known company of Minstrels are expected int
Fanny Major from San Francisco. They will
main here a few months and proceed on to Aust
,ia. As delineators of negro eccentricities
follies of mankind, they stand unrivaled. . .
Seed Potatoes. Messrs. Macy & Spencer
purchased a lot of California potatoes, which wer
sent up to Kawaihae and gratuitously furnished
the natives, for the purpose of improving the produ J
in tliat vicinity. A praiseworthy instance of pub"
2., Bill Heads. Nothing looks neater or more bu
ness-like than' vpnis macie out with pimv
heads. AsideTi this, the saving in time
book-keeper, when he is hurried, is often worth
than the expense of printing them. We are gl
see them coming more generally into use.
nroKiwm Tlra W-l ...tHwl r:M XC A'
JAOrAl VUA UO VI sfigtMC K3tl Ofltlt VU "CJv
nesday for the California coast, having been refitted)
with unusual dispatch. She was in port only about
two weeks. She takes an early start for her winter
:ruise and will doubtless do welL
Delicious that plate of asparagus sent to us b
Mr. Holstein, for which ho has our thanks.
Correspondence of V. C Advertiser.
Sib : The present high rates that are ruling t
eastern ports for whalebone, make it the more nece
sary that great care should be used in preparing J
for shipment; and I think it would be well for 51
can me aiienuon oi enipmasiers to a practice wm
. a . . . i i i . . i
has been heretofore adopted by some in marking the
bone for shipment; some have branded it, others ha
cut the ship's name upon it These practices should
be never pursued. One of my correspondents writ
thus : I wish you would be careful to give direo
tions in all shipments of lone that no mark is cut ii
the slab. Let the shipping mark be printed, wif
the port of destination and consignee's name in fu'
with ship's name that it comes by. To guard agair
any trouble it might be well to put the initials
fthip' nnu in largo whit painted Icttenvbut never
cut the slab. This is important, particularly as now
bone is so high in price."
If masters will adopt the plan thus recommended
I am confident they will find a benefit both to theia
selves and the owners of cargoes.
Respectfully yours, W.
To t be Public
For the information and satisfaction of the public,
the undersigned, chosen referees in the late difficulties
between R.A.S. Wood, Esq., and the Rev. W. S.
Turner, are highly gratified in being able to state
that the above named gentlemen have made a fall and
free statement of their differences to them in the pres
ence of each other and that those differences wen
happily adjusted. Thomas Spencer.
, ' - S. N. Castle.
, Mlliam Humphrey.
. " FbLvL. Hanrs.
J0UN Y" ATERHOrtSE.
Honolulu, Oct 9, 1857.
noNOLixu, Octer 9, 18o7.
Rev. W. S. Turnee Sib : In consequence of
your having in the presence of our mtual friendi
avowed yourself the aathor of an anonvlVious letter
addressed to me on the 80th of September! for which,
and the position you assumed in relationwtheretn, I
publicly tested in harsh and severe language on the
2d inst; and as you have at the same time espreswi
to me your dscp regrets for having written said let
ter, and assured me the like should not npiin em
nate from you, I now as publicly recall all the offen
sive expresses used inay poster of the 2d it
and hereby make known to you and tho public my
deep regret at having been compelled to publish such
language. . . - , , R. A S. Wood.
Mb. Editor : Allow me through the colamniof
the Com.nercial Advertiser to add a few remarks os
the subject of the " white louse."
The insect in question, known by the name of t!
white louse, and myself, are tolerable old acq'
tances, end I may say we have fought battles nuuij
and long about a few melons. ' They make their reg
ular annual appearance in about June on the cucum
ber, but most frequently on the musk melon vines ia
the King's garden and adjoining lands on Em1
street They generally appear when tho fruit of tb
musk melon is about half grown, and show them
selves on the stem nearest the ground, from whence,
after giving to the 6tem the appearance of beingwr!
in cotton, they spread themselves over the wbo!(
Tine till they are to be found on every joint, and
der every leaf, and the vine dies. I don't think tht
exposure to the sun interferes much with their pro
gress, although they appear to prefer the shady
of the leaf; neither do I think that rain will
them much. The first I believe, because I hateofte"
removed the leaves which shade-1 the stem of th
melon vines without perceiving any effects injurios'
to the insect and their spread; the second, because
irrigating the land I have had them for a length of
time, say one-half liour under water. Thej cant be
drowned. .. ' 5V
; I have tried a number of artificial mean? to deetr7
these pests, and with your permission will enumer
them and their effects. My first trial was suluti
of whale oil soap, two table spoonsful to qari
water, which I squirted on the enemy with a sjrin?
This solution is so strong, that at the instant tbeeW
is fired small and large caterpillars are knocked M
fiit ; I say fits because, although they fall fro"
leaves on the ground in ihe most awful contortion
and stretch themselves mii dead, if they arts not iilW
over again they are all gone the next mornin?,
nibbling again where you killed them once before---This
solution has not the slightest effect on the W
louse. .The water cioes not take any hold on the'' i
sect, and runs off from the white fleece like oil
a hot iron, j : '. t read
The next remedy I tried was aloes. I ' nT,
that the celebrated chemist Raspail had m
discovery that a solution of aloes in water wo0l tj.
onb destrov insects and vermin on plants n .
mals, - but also prevent their reappearance.
i... j 4v . . . jr k rhile oil s"! ,'
syringe had the same effect as the
the water running off as quick as put
thn "anlntinn n? !na in lnnhlA rlonea on the apb
der the turnip leaves, on the small eauarpill!0
t I Arm nnn