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fTVXESD4r EyEXIXG, NOV. 18, 1S47.
A steady trait has been transacted since our last report, and
tb-rre 1 ao cbupe to ants in staple, go Cir, r bdievo the
cam's trade haa oat equaled the anticipations of dealers, par
ticularly the retailers, who gmersUj complain of a conaiderabie
tilling off in their receipt a comired with last season. The
stocks oo hand are stUl large t more than sufficient for the
waota of the trade for some time to entue. '
We note the arrival of the brig Jut ill, from Bremen, with
an assorted cargo. Sales hare been effected from her earjo at
tiir prices, euro prising Dry tixls and Clothing mostly, articles
which are difficult of quotation.
Money is by no means plenty as jet, and it la extremely
difficult to effect tales for cash at anything like remaneratire
The Excel, from Koioa, brought to hand a quantity- of Sugar
from the Uhue Plantation, which is noted below. At no time
ia several years ha the article of Sugar reached such a figure
aa daring the past six or eight months. Many times, the stock
haa been Insufficient for domestic wants and for the demand
from the whaling fleet. The quantity sold for export has,
therefore, been comparatively small, and the prices paid have
been so high as to leare bat little if any profit to the exporter.
While we can congratulate ourselves on. the extremely remu
nerating prices which our Island Produce brings in the market,
it is a matter of great regret that the business of Sugar making
is nut more extensively carried on. It Is a little remarkable
that in a country and climate offering such facilities for the
cultivation of the cane, the production of Sugar has been so
small and the stock so short, that for six months as high as 12c
P 2 has been paid by retailers for keg Sugar, for tbeir trade.
We give but a few quotations this week.
O TSTERS dales at auction of 00 dosen, good brand, at $a 50
DRILLS Sales of beJes Laconia brown Drilling at 01
BICE Some sales of China hare been made from second
hands on private terms.
PICKLES Sales of 30 dozen quarts at SI 37.
CIGARS Sales of Manila No. 2, Havana shape, at $18 90.
WOOD There is a good supply of native Wood, and jobbing
freely at tft2)$13 cord, according to quality.
EXCHANGE The call for Money since the departure of the
Fannm Major has been very Kght. We quote Whalers Bills
LATEST DATES, received at thia Olee.
f?an Francisco ... Oct. 3 I Paris ----- Aug. 2J
Panama. NO.-- SpC IB Ifonfkoo- - - - - Sept 10
Sew Tor - - - 8ept. 6 I M4hourne, N. 8. July 15
London - - - - Aug. 23 1 Tahiti ----- Aug. 27
For Sss faascBwo no vessel np at present.
for Karai per Ksoni Ana, and Emma, Brat iair wind.
Fur KawauAS per Kalama. to-morrow.
PORT Or a02TOX.TJI.TJ. H. I.
Fr full report f Wkaletkipi, tee 4th fage.
NdV 13 Am wh ship Iotlia, Long, from Ochotsk.
8c Kamehameha IV-, from Kohala.
Urern wh sh K-poMic. Sejrer, from Ochotsk.
14 Lr!a, WUlard, off and on.
OUcnburr wh brig Kauai, Mam men, from Ocbotsk.
Am wh skip llousun, Manton, from rnin.
Sch Kinoole, from Kona, Hawaii.
15 Am wh ship Parachute, Corey, from Ocbotsk.
Am wh bark Fortune, Anderson, from Ocbotsk.
Am wb ship Governor Troop, Milton. from Lahaina.
Am wh ship Phillip 1st, Sisson, from Ochotsk.
Jiaw brig Kmma, Wilkinson, com Kauai.
Florence. Champtin, and Benjamin Rush, Wyatt, off
fJt Kamoi, Chatla-ick, from raWr.,
Sen Excel, Antonio, from KauaL
18 Am wh ship Phojnix, Hinckley, from Lahalna.
1m wh ship Callao, IlowUnd, from Ocbotsk.
Am wh ship Vernon, Gardner, from OcuoUk.
17 &-h Keoni Ana. from Hanalei.
Am wh ship Waveriy, West, frotr Ocbotsk.
Am wh ship Condor, West, from Ocbotsk.
Sch Kalama, Hooper, from Kawaihae.
19 Am wh sh Snath Bodtoa, Randolph, from OchoUk.
Sch iAjlphin, from Lahaina.
Nov. 13 Kamoi, Chadwick, for Lahalna.
14 Benjamin Tucker, Barber, to cruise.
.Elisabeth. Painbianc, for Tahiti.
15 Am ship Harriet it Jessie, Janvrin, for Hew Bedford,
lo Benjamin Morran, Seson, to cruise.
17 Utgoda, Willard, to cruise.
Japan, Diman, to cruise.
Sch Ramehameha I V for Kohala.
IS Urenadiaa brig Coiibri, Kier, for Macassar, last
Selir Klnonle, f -r Kona, HawaiL
Sehr Excel, for Kotoa.
Alice, for KauaL
19 Schr Kamoi, Chadwick, for TaTiain.
XT Bark Phillip lf, Sisson, 40 days from Mercury Bay,
experienced heavy weather, and a tremendous gale of wind from
the 24th to 2Tth October, in lat- 41 25, long. 188 W. Lost
main yard, topsail yard, topgallant mast and yard, bowsprit cap,
bobatar, Jib and flying jib-boom, lost with sail, also four boats.
The gale commenced from the S. E, blew eight hours, then
shifted suddenly to the WAW, and lasted 52 hours.
ITT Bark Krmo reports having been In the same gale, and
lost fore and main topgallant mast, bulwark s, boats, &c
V ESS ELS IX PORTr-XOr. 10.
r. S. S St. Marys, Davis.
IL B. M.'s steamship Vixen, Meacham.
Am clipper ship Hound, Stevens, loading oil. .
British bark Gambia.
fbip John Marshall. Pendleton.
Am clipper ship John Gi1n. Ropes, loading oil.
Am bark MMen;r?r Bird, Homer.
Haw brig Advance, Bobbins.
American bark Bhering, Morse,
Ilainrmrr brig Hero.
Am ship Gladiator. Williams.
Bremen brig ant;iit Bosch man.
Ship TluntsvCle, Grant.
JohnA EliaOMth. Eldriilge
C. W. Morran, Fisher
Franc ilenrfcxta, Drew
Soath Sfinwn, Norton
fyren Qtwrn, Phillips
tloV.Tpiap, Mil loo
Phillip lt. dbaon
Callao, How 'and
Ship Cambria, Pease
South lloston, Randolph
Horn an, bevoll
Bart. Oosnoid, Stebbins
Bark Cynthia, Sherman
Harmony, Burn pus
Haras tA Me, Fbher
Black Eagle, Edwards
J no. A Edward, Eld ridge
V emon, Gardner
Brig Victoria, Corsen
Kanai, Mam men
Pchr PSeL Kish.
j Ship Chaa. Phelps, Allen.
el Eipeelnl frona Fxreiga Petrta. .
American snip Eiisa At Ella was to sail from Boston for Hono
lulu. Sept. 25, with cargo mdan lo n m rieio.
Ajnericanbark Yankee, South, will leare San Francisco about
Am bark MrrT-'wiae (fitted as a whaler) is doe from New Lon
don, with cargo of mass to I . A- w Uluum lo,
A dipper bri left AUtKbuvt about the close of May with cargo
f mdse to the Areot of tlx Hudson's Bay Co.
Am brigk L-1, Foster, Mobre, with cargo of lumber, is due
Asa bark Metropolis, with a cargo of lumber from Columbia
River, a roily una.
From BBSa per Antilla, Nor 16261 boxes mdse, 3077
pkgs do. 341 cases do, 127 euk provisions, 50 boxes oil, 240
aBiifcna vtnegar, 127 boxes wines, 25 baskets do, 112 boxes
via, 07 pkpa enruage, av Boxes, s caeas vrmnaj, ow cwk. ana
ion Wils ale. 4 boxes marbles. 11 eases hosiery, 125 bbis and
242 rases wioes and spirits, 4tOO bricks, 83 bundles brooms, 275
boards, 70 casks .Imoks, 0 casks neans.
For Srw Brproan par Harriet a Jessie, Nor. 1420412 Dk
Id copper and composition, 6374 goat skins, 1 case lacquered
rare, 4 boxes earth, 1 half-barrel arrowroot. 4,304 lbs old Junk,
2.035 Ba canvas rars, 354 lbs oid Iron, 471 lbs wool, 6 bbls
slush, 5 eases copper pomps, 2 cases grindstones, ,1 do lamps,
3.O0v ins composition. 1 ease iron hoops, 1 do canvas, 10.4Sd
gala cacoanul oil, 118,417 do whak oil, 5,102 do sperm do, 6,06:4
Ins wbalefconc, 1 keg whisky. .
I XTaCR ISLAND TRADE.
From Laaaixa per Maria, Nor 12100 bbis Irish pota
toes, 50 bunches bananas, 80 barrels beef, lOdo pork, 55 do ship
bread, 5 pigs. 1 cask slops, 500 feet koa boards, 2 chronometers,
14 pkgs speca
For Lnaisa per Kamoi, !" 13 4 pkgs sugar, 49 bags
four, 42 da coffee, 140 bbls provisions, 10 do molasses, 10 casks
bread, 1 sheets iron, 1 pkg specie. 1 chain stopper, 33 bbls flour,
OHM ft hnhr. ATM 10 shimrlea. X Cl'neas baskets. 1 tool chest. 4
boot and 5 Bxs sda water, 2 rolls China matting, 1 cask brandy.
5 kegs whisky, 5 eases gin, 11 coils townne, 9 nests trunks, 31
pkrs mdse, 4 foreign and B native passengers.
For Laasias per Maria, Nor 144 pkgs specie, 1000 lbs
ewffde, W pkgs mdse, 1600 ft lumber, 1 jackass, 1 horse, and 22
For UiLOper Manoofcawsi, Nor 14 2000 ft lumber, 52 bags
rice, S ca mdse, 20 passengers.
From Kutoi per Keoni Ana, Nor 1720 bags lime, 10 cala
tfttltf, 4 bags cam, A bunches bananas, 8000 oranges, 1 barrel
Mtt pork, 5 hides, 5 cords fire-wood, 11 hogs, 28 fowls, 1 foreign
and 25 native passengers.
From KAwainaa per Kabuna, Nor 1721 casks tallow, 224
fcklra, X hogs, lOvO oranges, 210 bbls beef, 13 native and 2 for-
mm Konu-fw ow - . -
50 do sweet do, 10 anions, 9 bsjrs beans. 2 hides, 11 pass.
Fsa IlASAun per Emma, Nor. 14 45 cords firewood, 17
bow peanuts, 3000 oranses 13 passenirerson deck.
tYVnmiHA per Excel, Nor. 15174 bags snrar.138 bbls
Imi 1 do V 13 do tadlow, 5 bbis batter, 60
raATn SbT-eoaL 1 do oil, bd,s
hrm. 4 bxs aadse, bags floor, 1 pair smith's bellows, 4 empty
i, 1 toowder,8MJs matting, 1 bdllratber, 2 bags coffee,
tU ft lcipher, 20 empty barrels.
A man ctn near djing ia California, ty patting
on vmir of clean .tockins and drinking , gUas of
cold water b rperirnent be hsd not tried for many
pout or ZtAnAzxria.
Nor. 14 Cornelius Tlowland, Luce, 700 wh, 0000 bone.
14 Tenedos, King, 500 wh, SOOO bone.
14 Louisa, Iiathaway, 750 wh, 9000 bone.
Nor 11 Antelope, Potter, to cruise South.
11 Wolga, Crowell, to cruise South.
12 Columbia, Folger, to cniise on the Line.
13 Vigilant, McCleave, for Coart of California.
' 13 Lagoda, Willard, to cruise South.
13 Hudson, Manton, for Honolulu.
13 Florence, ChampUn, to cruise on the Line.
14 Phtraix, Hinckley, for Honolulu.
14 Governor Troup, Milton, for Honolulu.
14 Champion, Coifin, for Margarita Bay.
14 Benjamin Rush, Wyatt, to cruise.
From Barns per Antilla. Nov 10 LBaumbach, A Shaefer,
Schote, BunremeUter, E Schimmelpfenuig, Albrecht, Mrs Al
brecht and in (ant.
' j COASTWISE.
For Kohala per K'unehameha IV. Miss Martha Cham
berlain, Samuel Alexander, and 40 deck pa.aengers.
From Kacai per Excel, Nor. 15 II A Wkleuian. and 14 on
In Mercury Bay, on board bark Phillip l't, Fbaxk.iHowahd
Susox. (Success to the Bussu-Mercubarian
PLACES OF WORSHIP.
SEAMEN'S BETHEL Rer. S. C. Damon Chaplain King
street, near Die Sailors' Home. Preaching on Sundays at
11 A. M. and i P. M. Seats free. Sabbath School after
the morning services.
FORT STREET CHL'KCH Corner of Fort and Beretania sts.,
Rev. J. D. Strong, Pastor. Preaching on Sundays at 11
A. M. and 7T P- M. Sabbath School meets at 10 A. 51.
METHODIST CHURCH Nuuanu avenue, comer of Tutui
street Rer. Win. 8. Turner, Pastor. Ireachios every
Sunday at 11 A. M. and k P. M. Seats free. Sabbath
School meets at 10 A. M.
KING'S CHAPEL King street, above the Palace Rer. E. W.
Clark Pastor, cervices, in Hawaiian every Sunday at
H A. M. and 3 P. M.
CATHOLIC CUI'RCU Fort street, near Beretania order the
charge of Kt- Ker. Bishop Maigret, assisted by Abbe
Modeste. Services every Sunday at 10 A. M. and 2 P. M.
E Mini's CHURCH Beretania street, near N uuanu street
Ker. Lowell Smith Iatt..r. Services, in Hawaiian, every
Sunday at 10 A. M. and 21 P. M.
. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19.
Third Aaalreraary af ih JIaaoIala Sailors
On FriJay evening. Nov. 13, the Honolulu Sailors
Home Society held its third anniversary in the Bethel.
The at ten dance was small compared with last year,
though the affairs of the Society were represented as
being in quite a prosperous condition.
The meeting was opened with singing by the choir
Toss'd upon life's raging ocean;" followed by
prayer, by Rev. S. C. Damon.
His Majesty, the President of the Society, being
absent on account of illness, the Vice President, Hon.
G. M. Robertson, took the chair, when
Mr. C E. Bishop, the Treasurer, proceeded to read
his report, by which it appeared that the entire debt
of the Society at present amounts to $874 C3 being
a reduction of over one-half since last year at the
HONOLULU SAILORS' HOME SOCIETY,
In Jlceounl Current with the Treasurer, from JSTov.
17, 1856, to J"oc. 13, 1857.
To amount paid on debts incurred previous to Nov. 17, 1S57, as
To II. Hackfeld & Co., account in full. ...
To II. llackfcld & Co., amount C. II. Lewers order.
To J. T. Waterhoose, account in full, -To
Polynesian Office, " " ...
To D. M. Weston, " " ....
To C. H. Butler, u ...
To Henry Dimond, " 14 - - -
To Wm. N. Ladd, a a ...
To IL M. Whitney, " " -To
Melchers A Co., " ...
To Thomas Spencer, on account, ...
To amount paid for improvement, repair and
lighting, and talcing care of the Reading Room
during the current year :
To Thomas Spencer, for stove.
To C. W. Field, freight on chairs ex Messenger Binl,
To expenses for Concert, .....
To II. M. Whitney, printing Concert tickets, Ac.
To J. T. Waterhouse, for crockery, Ac.,
To C. II. Lewers, for lumber, Ac., - ...
To D. M. Weston, for waterworks, ...
To E. P. Peterson, for service to Dec 31, 1S66, four
months, taking care of Reading Room,
To Thomas Thrum, for services from Jan. 14 to Sept.
1, 1357, taking care of Reading Room, - 70 00
To Thomas Thrum, for bookcases, Ac, - . 109 69
To R. Gilliland, for lettering signs, ... 6 00
To E. O. Hall, for lamp chimneys, Ac., - 8 25
To Harbor Master, water bill, - 25 00
By cash from J. E. Chamberlain, the former Treasurer, $25 39
By cash, amount of contributions at the Bethel, even
ing, November 17, 156, .... 203 42
By cash, amount of contributions at the Bethel, even
ing, November 24, - 166 10
By cash, amount from II. Hackfeld A Co., premium on
amount paid on their account, ... 40 63
By cash fur tickets to Concert, - ..... . 3s 00
By cash from ladies in M'oodjtock, Conn., - 13 60
By cash w 14 in West borough, Mass., - - 22 63
By cash " in Hopkinton, - - . SO 00
By cash " in borchester, - . . - 30 CO
By cash from Boston and Charlestown, - - 35 00
By cash from all other sources, land and sea, - 622 93
E. and 0. Ex.
CHAS. R. BISHOP, Treasurer.
Honolulu, Nor. 17, 1857
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Rer. S. C. Damon then proceeded to read the re
port of the Executive' Committee. This was a well
written and very satisfactory document, presenting in
a lucid manner the great good which had resulted to
seamen by the establishment of the Home, no small
part of which consisted in the influence it exercised
in improving the other sailor boarding houses about
Honolulu. The Committee paid a high compliment
to Mr. and Mrs. Thrum, to whose efficient and careful
management the Home owes its success. Both this
document and the Treasurer's report were ordered
to be printed for the information of the public.
On motion of Mr. Castle the thanks of the Society
were ordered to be presented to those ladies and gen
tlemen in the United States who had generously con
tributed towards fitting np the Home.
An invitation was extended to any present from
the sea to address the audience, but no response was
made, one of the few captains present remarking that
his "harp was out of tune," when, being called
upon by the Rev. Mr. Damon, a grey-headed sailor
from the U. S. S. SL Marys, named Clary, made a
true tar's speech, in which he humorously described
his initiation into the first Sailors' Home ever opened
in New York bis. wretched condition when first
taken in tow by the kind keeper of the Home, his
being clothed and assisted to go and see bis old mother
ail were told with an easy flow of language and an
occasional stroke of the ludicrous that interested as
well as amused the audience. He wound up by ad
vising his brother sailors to stick to the Home, if they
desired to succeed in the profession.
A collection, amounting to $74 75 was then taken
np, when the Society proceeded to the election of six
Trustees to fill the vacancies constitutionally occur-
L ring. The following gentlemen werr . Ned duly
elected : Messrs. a N. Castle, E. v JJ. Hall,
J. F. B. Marshall, L Bartlett, T
Dr. Judd gave notice that
24, therecwould be a mi
th Home at th Fort
. Jrt in support of
9C yh, tickets $1, J
ACCOUNT OF THE MUTINY
ON BOARD TIIE AMERICAN WIIALESIIIP
AND THE '
Death of the Ringleader,
- HARRY SnEPPARD. .
We have received from Capt Newell the following
interesting account of the mutiny on board the Alice
Frazier. Although a long story, it is very interest
ing, and we prefer to give the captain's version rather
Bark Alice Fbaziee,
Ochotsk Sea, Aug. 25, 1857. $
Mr. Editou, Dear Sir : I take the liberty of
requesting the insertion of the following article in the
Advertiser, concerning the recent mutiny on board
my ship and the accidental death' of its ringleader,
from the fact of many wild and erroneous stories res
pecting it having got current among the fleet, from
the general request of many of my most respectable
brother masters, and from the farther and greater
consideration of combating the crushing censure and
sneers upon my conduct which have emanated from
some few sympathizers with the villains, I had felt
myself called upon to imprison, and subsequently to
abandon upon the first available shore, both from
fears of murderous injury to my officers and myself,
and also from a general request from many of the
unaffected part of my crew.
The circumstances of the case are these : Among
the seamen I had occasion to ship to my vessel last
February, at the port of Valparaiso, were a gang of
five, part of which were the most finished villains I
have yet had dealings with. The ringleader of the
five had been at the head of a gang of burglars and high
way robbers at the port of shipment, for sometime be
fore, and by his own account of himself, confirmed
by his gang on board my ship, had killed several per
sons by premeditation, and ere his death almost con
stantly carried a slung-shot of one pound weight, ac
companied by a keenly sharpened knife which he
swore to use upon the first available occasion, par
ticularly that it should drink my heart's blood in re
venge for an offense I am about to relate in connec
tion with his being smuggled on board my ship. This
person was not shipped to my vessel, either upon the
" articles" or by any other method, but got on board
after this manner : Being told by a perfidious ship
ping master of the port, one Peloher, that there was
a " nice young man in the calaboose, imprisoned for
debt only," I requested to seethe fellow at the Con
sul's office in the courseof making up my complement
of seamen. He was soon brought, when, immedi
ately upon setting my eyes upon hint, I informed the
hipping master I would not have such a person on
board my ship at any rate, as his entire physiognomy
wore the undeniablo expression of a low-minded,
blood-thirsty villain. This I said in the mau's pres
ence and hearing, whereupon he was passed out of
the vestibule of the office and a young man brought
forward in his room, who was shipped in his stead,
though merely as a decoy as it subsequently proved,
for the robber, Harry Sheppard, was eventually smug
gled onboard in his stead. I had ran off on my
course some thirty-six hours before the fellow made
his appearance, and it was not until several days
after that the great atrocity of the fellow's character ,
began to develop itself. By his own account, and that
learned of him in course of conversation with the
steward and others, 1 concluded to make the beat of
it by retaining him on board and treating him ac
cording to the merits of his behavior. We soon learned
that, instead of his having been imprisoned for debt,
he was uuder sentence to be whipped to death except
he could depart out of the country within a limited
time, and that, as a short time previous he had
robbed a store of some $1,700, he had bribed the
said I'clcher to procure his release after the above
Having previously found by experience on a recent
occasion that three of my under officers were but
mere, apologies for disciplinarians, not having the
faculty of maintaining the common discipline of a
well-ordered ship with old seamen to deal with, with
not even energy sufficient to free themselves from the
grossest insults, I took early opportunity of request
ing them to be very guarded in their dealings with
the new seamen, especially with the man Harry and
his gang. .
It is needless to state the many methods and the
rapid grades by which this gang of scoundrels paved
the way to open mutiny; among which was the
throwing of an insulting letter into my room by the
ringleader, keeping a pile of bricks at the forecastle
gangway to cast at one of the officers when he inter
fered with their card-playing in calling out his
watch, and repeatedly threatening to have my blood
for noh-compltanco with their most casual demands.
Suffice to know that, having instigated others of the
crew to refuse duty, in company with themselves, if
I did not comply with the demands of the man Harry
and his gang, I complied with their demand for the
time, as they had come upon us unawares, with
dung-shots and bharpened knives, each of the five
having his officer allotted out to kill if we come to
blows or tried to put the min irons. Feeling, from my
previous knowledge of their plans and my conviction
of the fearless atrocity of their character, that their
intention was more murderous than the commonality
of these affairs, I let discretion take the place of valor,
feeling myself to be too unsupported by the dove
hearted energy around me to combat with these de
praved fellows, when acting upon a fixed system of
action aa we knew they were.
It is enough to know that I bore during one month
longer with the many petty disturbances of the ship's
discipline, originating with the five, during which
time myself and those of my officers who had small
arras, went armed, in daily expectation of some mur
derous affair arising with the five, for upon the most
trivial difficulties with the mate, (who, by-the-way,
was the only courageous person among my superior
officers) the watch on deck by private concert would
arouse those of the five below, who were ever alert
. with their slung-shots and sharpened knives, evi
dently seeking some occasion to use them. We slept
with loaded arms by our side in nightly fear of assas
sination; for as our cabin is on deck, with windows
in close contact with our berths, it was easy of ac
complishment from the deck. And as my life had
been so repeatedly threatened, and that too by those
I fully believed capable of the deed, my fears led me
to barricade the two windows connected with my
berth and never to retire to repo3e without readjust
ing my small arms.
Things continued to go on from bad to worse, until
we all agreed in believing that a crisis was approach
ing. Quite happily for us, however, during the
month following the mutiny, the five villains at its
head had so overacted their part, that the rest of the
erew had become aroused to a proper sense of duty;
and fear of the consequences of the piratical designs
about to be consummated, had led them repeatedly
to send messages to me through my officers to this
purport i For God's sake, captain, take these vil
lains out of the forecastle before they kill some of us,
and the remainder of tho crew will pull double to
make up for their loss."
Several of my best men were so much in fear of
their lives from their non-compliance with the plans
of the pirates, that from the repeated threats made of
catting their throats their fears led them to steal
away among the casks in the fore hold for repose,
rather than risk their lives by Bleeping in the fore
castle. This state of things could not continue long.
I had now made my preparations to imprison them
by securing a stout chain to a stanchion in my lower
After cabin, and only awaited a sufficient individual
cause to secure the persons of the five in question, at
any hazard; by fur means if we could, bat by any
other means if we could not. The crisis that I had
been awaiting during the week since completing my
preparation for them, at length arrived. It was upon
the occasion of a mutinous disturbance with several
of the five, in consequence of my having refused to
comply with demand of having rice or duff" upon
the only two" "banyan" days in the week, and giving
them other eairas after tha manner served to the
steerage penplt-; and as the ringleader narry, had
sworn a day or two previous, in the presence of one
of my officers and several of the boats tee re rs, to "have
my heart's blood if I did not comply with the de
mands they were about to make," it seemed to me,
and was also the opinion of my officers,' that the time
of Ibrbearanoe was past and tho time for action had
come, though we fully expecte i bloodshed in under
taking to confine them.
1 let the disturbance of the forenoon quiet away
until after tea, to allay any supposition they might
have of my being about to act, when I proposed to
take them by stratagem, with hopes of finding them
unarmed during the dog-watch, and unprepared to
meet us. Nor was 1 deceived in my hopes, for their
slung-shots were not upon their persons at the time
of imprisonment, but lying carelessly in their berths
where they had casually thrown them during the re
laxation of the usual hours of amusement There
were three of the gang belonging to the watch on
deck, not including the ringleader. I therefore or
dered my mate and fifth mate to arm carefully, take
handcuffs in their pockets, and call two of the gang
along to do an errand from the sail-room, through
the steerage into the after lower cabin, where I pro
posed to meet them from the upper cabin with the
second mate, and with the steerage door closed upon
them, we should have them to ourselves. The plan
succeeded admirably. The men seeing they were
taken at advantage, succumbed directly, and we con
fined them without trouble. One, a most hardened
villain, merely remarked that it was not thafirst time
he had been in irons, and afterwards added that his
last term of imprisonment was for two hundred and
The two confined, I requested the mate to order the
third one into the cabin, as I sent him from the helm,
and we took him by surprise something after the
above manner ; though upon his giving me insolence
and delaying to go down stairs into the after cabin,
as I directed, I struck him a blow with the side of
my pistol, which I had presented to all upon the oc
casion of taking them into custody, indicating that if
any effort was made to resist us with weapons, I
should not hesitate to use it.
The three secured, we now proposed to take the
leader, from whom we had no doubt there would
emanate much trouble. I sent the steward to quietly
call him into the main cabin, with word that I wished
to see him, directing the mate and fifth mate (my
only two energetic officers) to follow close upon his
footsteps as he entered the cabin, closing the door
after them, while I met the man from the opposite
side, when we would take him at any hazard, lie
came without his suspicion being excited, when I
presented my pistol and told him my object, firmly
telling him the certain and instant result of his re
sistance. He coolly told me, embellished by much
low, sneering slang, pertaining to his Uass, to pull
Sway on that d n thing, as he had used those tools
before, and didn't fear them, - &c. But upon our
gathering energetically around him, he divested him
self of his keenly-sharpened knife, throwing it upon
tho table in company with his skullcap, and held out
his hands for the manacles, remarking that he was
used to those playthings. But when we had got him
into the lower cabin, where we were about to confine
him with the other three, as if, when coming so unex
pectedly into the presence of three of his gang, he
wished to show himself the leader he had promised
them to be, he turned fiercely upon me as I came
down stairs at his back, and exclaimed in a loud rude
tone : " Now, I'm going to know what in h I'm
put in irons for ! " I simply told him to be quiet, as
he had had the extent of his say on board my ship.
Whereupon he made a sudden step towards me, as if
(after a kicking custom he had among his mates)
with the intention of kicking me in the stomach, as
he exclaimed at the top of his voice : " No ! I'll be
d d if I do ; my tongue is my own, and I'll use
it." When, seeing his foot drawn back in the very
act of kicking, under the mere instinct of self-defense,
I instantly struck him a blow across the head with
the flat of my pistol, as I had done the last man con
fined before him, when to my surprise, and the con
sternation of my officers, four clmrg(J7"rSyz9jH?l
exploded simultaneously, making but one report, an
being at the time of ignition in contact with the j
man's head, killed him instantly by its near concus-!
sion to his brain, wrenching my arm in a painful
manner, and throwing the chambers from the pistol
to the floor, from the absence of the revolving rod.
This happened in the presence of my mate, 2d and
5th officers, and the three prisoners. The mate di
rectly exclaimed, " I believe you have shot hiin." I
said, "No, certainly not."
The man was instantly raised up, his head placed
upon the bended knee of the mate, to examine his
hurt, when I ordered water brought to wash his
wound, and brought restoratives from the medicine
chest myself to reanimate him, under the supposition
that he was only stunned ; but we found him dead.
Upon the further examination of his head and per
son, which I diiectiy ordered by two of my officers,
in the presence of the 2d officer, three prisoners, and
myself, we . found his wound to consist simply of a
slight contusion on the left temple, caused by the
blow" of the pistol, and blackened by the burning of
the powder in proximity with his head, the skull not
being injured, nor any wound from the balls what
soever, either upon his head or person.
We then examined the pistol, to account for the
quadruple explosion. It is a German imitation of
Colt's revolver, containing five chambers. We found
that four out of the five charges had ignited, the fifth
remaining in its department unexploded ; that the
revolving rod, upon which the chambers traversed,
had droppd out upon my striking the prisoner pre
viously confined, for it was there and then found
upon the floor of the upper cabin, near where one of
the balls was afterwards picked up by the steward ;
that two of the balls had dropped out of the cham
bers sometime previous to the explosion, for they
were picked up on the floor where the accident oc
curred, uninjured, by one of the prisoners, and
handed to the mate while searching for the place of
their deposit ; and that the fourth ball was in the
pistol at the time of its' discharge, for it was lodged in
tho hole from whence the revolving rod had fallen ;
which accounted fully and clearly for all the balls.
Moreover, that one or more of the caps upon the pis
tol must have received sufficient jar to ignite its per
cussion when the blow was given, and that, as the
powder of the other three chambers was lying loose
at the mouths of their respective muzzles, after the
three balls had fallen out, it took fire simultaneously
with the first charge that ignited. Furthermore,
had a ball gone out of its legitimate passage the
barrel by design or otherwise, it could not have
' harmed the person struck, for the length of the bar
rel would have projected the muzzle far beyond the
head in the act of striking a blow.
After we had got somewhat over our surprise at
the singular accident and sudden death of the man
Harry Sheppard,' and had laid his person out upon
one of my chests in the lower cabin, we imprisoned
the fifth scoundrel of the gang, and secured them all
for the night
Such was the joy of the remaining part of my sea
men upon hearing tho result of the past hour's ad
venture, that they made the ship shake with their
shouts and cheers from the forecastle, at thus being
permanently freed from their burden of fears of these
atrocious villains. And when I' mustered all hands
into the waist to inform them what I had done, and
why I had done it, they each and all verbally ex
pressed their conviction of the bad characters of the
men, and their belief that they were receiving their
just dues by being confined in double irons. Further
more, that if the prisoners were to be let out, they
should wish to be confined in their stead, rather than
run the risk of their lives by living with them. '
The following day, after the whole crew had sur
veyed the wound of the man Harry, I read the fun
eral service usual upon such occasions, when he was
consigned to his last home in the deep, and to the
judgment of the Father above us. ' .
. I kept the four remaining prisoners in irons, hand
and foot, for a month before being able to land them,
from the impediment of ice ; confining their feet,
because they could divest themselves of hand mena-
cles, by the aid of a rope yarn, with the same ease)
and facility as with a key. During their oonfiir--
ment, I gave them their fill of bread and water, aL j
a bag of bread each for their sustenance upon la '.. I
ing them. I disposed of them by landing them
singly, upon the shores of Mercury Bay, at my first
available opportunity. Up to the time of my land
ing them, I took great pains to inform every master
in whose vicinage I came, of the atrocity of their
character and depredations on board my ship : and
was almost invariably requested not to land them in
a body, as they might again get together on board
some one ship and make further trouble. Tet but a
little time had elapsed after my landing them before
they were taken off and shipped as the best of men
by the Harmony, of Honolulu, and the Mary, of
Edgartown but not until after they had made many
applications to other vessels, commanded by masters
of too much principle to exalt villainy, and of too
well balanced faculties of benevolence to give their
sympathy to characters so depraved.
Let me take this occasion to briefly and publicly
express my thanks to Capt Palmer, in the name ofl
the community upon which these men are to be
thrown, for having declined to " take passengers to
the islands" when one of these men applied to him.
My warmest approbation for the manly views of
Capt Babeock, when he, indignantly expelled two of
these intruders from the Italy, and reprimanded the
'Harmony's officers for their audacity in bringing
them there! ' And also my gratitude for the spirited
indignation expressed against the conduct of the up
holders of these abandoned mutineers by most of the
masters in the adjacent fleet ; among which I would
mention Captains Cox, Wilcox, Morrison, Taber,
Skinner, and others, with whose honest judgment'
and free spoken views may I always be arraigned Jfy
or approved of, while I exult over the condemnatijm
of the minority of number, and the unnrincvled
among my accusers.
One word more, and I have done, for I a aware
of having trespassed too long upon your patience
already, having, perhaps, gone into grower detail in
this affair than was needful ; butr his reason :
Feeling from the first that there wasoreeal danger
connected with the premeditated yts and maturing
designs of the men, from their foiliarity with deeds
of crime than nezd generally Jf attached to cases of
this kind, and knowing themuy-hearted help I was
sure to have from my Btfwart after-guards, whose
ideas are so amicable, sJ dispositions of so amiable
a nature as to neutral their manhood, and make
one doubt even of
sex ; knowing these things
from the first, I
striven to show that loused
and exercised more patience in
delaying th.e mo
of action than usual in cases of
this kind ;
and Jell for the reason that, in case of a
ght have time to proceed to such
stage of revo'
as to make it legal and proper for us
hem, if needful, after the summary
ich they proposed to deal with us. For
o count on in a moment of peril, among
I considered it became me to forbear
and when the crisis should come, act
ergy of action and a legality of means that
sure success on the side to which it belongs.
laracter of the men, the result of the mutiny
manner of the. accident to its leader is now
he public ; and it remains to be seen if it will
h the few benevolent masters who, under the
their own pecuniary interest, have jointly
ed my conduct as a method of upholding
n, and are at this moment nar coring ana
'112 the villains I abandoned.
teal to' the judgment of the public, and I shall
th conviction to its.verdict ; But be the scream
:ites who have assailed me as common prey
loud over birdlings of their feather and their
;heir brooding over the depraved' shall only
y future contempt, leaving me uncrushed by
ensure, and untrammeled by their blame.
Retpectfujly yours, C. M. Neweix,
Master of bark' Alice Frazier.
NOTES OF TIIE WEEK;
Sailor Scpposed to bb Eaten ;bt Sharks. Two
Imen deserted from the whale ship Brooklyn on
fidav night, Nov. 15- The ship was anchored at
fjooiBe in the roads, about a mile from the shore.
fhe of them, named Minor Hogodon, of Schoharie
N. Y., first threw overboard his chest, and then
mped into the water and got into the chest, using
? lid as a paddle. It is supposed that the chest
tmped and that being unable to swim he was taken
the sharks. He was heard to call for help, but
is companion, who was swimming, was a long dis
tnce in shore. The latter was picked up by some
liative fishermen. The trunk was found in the morn-
ug some distance out to sea from the ship, and the
iict that the water around the vessel was alive with
iiarks, leaves no roomato doubt of the manner of hi3
U - n . - -lf 1 1
mitn. uapc Jivose says tuai auring iuonaay ne never
6:nr so many sharks as were about his ship; at one
tiu nine were counted,
A J eindeer. Capt Allen of the Chat. Phelps,
bfC5"A from Shantar Bay a young female reindeer
about fie months old. It is the first of the Bpecies
wo ever jooitK)er to have seen on the islands. The
creature aV Vrs to be but little incommoded by the
warmth of obJi mate and eats readily of the island
herbage, whichJWars to agree with it It is very
tame and tractableting from the hand of any per
son who will feed it lls about the size of a six
months heifer, but its inte'Jent eye and magnificent
antlers give it a look of superiority over the com
mon herd. We see no reason why these animals
may not be eventually introduced here and thrive.
It is well known that they are the most valuable do
mestic animals of the ' inhabitants . of the extreme
northern regions of Europe. To the Russian Tartars
who annually visit the shores of the Ochotsk to fish
and trade with whalers, the reindeer von than sup
plies the place of the ox with us. We hope some of
our whalemen will next season import a male.
No Water.' This complaint is heard in every
direction about town from people who pay govern
ment a fixed price per annum for the privilege of tap
ping the water pipes. We know of some families who
have not been able to draw a bucket of water for
weeks, and others whose supply is irregular and
drawn only in the night, while others again receive a
full and constant supply. The supposition is that
the pipes are choked by some substance which has
got into them, and it has been said that they should
at once be taken up and examined. The delay which
would result to the shipping from having to wait for
water just at this particular time would to many be
a serious matter, and it is to be hoped that the pipes
will not be disturbed until the season is over. No
good reason exists why larger pipes have not been
imported, so as to be ready to lay down whenever
' the best opportunity offers. The officers of govern
- ment must be aware that this is no light matter, for
the whole town and shipping rely now on it for a
water supply,' and government must furnishtit or
allow others to do it '
Sanitary. The 'quantities of garbage and trash
lying about the streets and the pestiferous smells to
be met with in a stroll about town, especially when
the wind is from the southward, suggests the idea
that there should be an officer whose particular busi
ness it would be " to spy out the land," and cause
the removal of all collections of filth , whether in the
street or on private premises, which are calculated to
render the air impurv and invite sickness and death.
Unless something of this kind is done, as Honolulu
becomes thickly inhabited, we shall be afflicted with
worse epidemics' than tho ' Boohoo Fever," notwith
standing our boasted sea air and trade-winds.
Monet Lost. By the upsetting of a scow in Hana
lei Bay, 203 cash that came down per Dunlap for
C. TitcorX was lost in water about six feet deep. It
is though? it was secured by the native whe first dove
for it --""i was a hand on board the Dunlap and de
sertei i -aa day. He has been secured and will be
tr! L : ; Y:- , ' ..
: 'xZy to Ecsurres, Recently at Kawaihae the
r mail carrier from Hilo came into town with hif
t -i cf letters in his hand and the mail bag filled
J ! i xrtt potatoes, being a small venture" of his
: 7a L!ch he had fallen in with on the road. This
: "j account for the fact that our letters by the overt.
I-J route have arrived ten days later than letters
wUh the sar rl
w.i-Mn wa iflSIIAll to fLTTE
ic-uay 4ast week a
apt Scofield, (late ofl
n . ww .
the Cynthia) who had ship!
as first nicer of the
Chas. Carroll, whioh v
nad gone to sea, bouud
home, and was at the tim
ving off and on. The
Je, and served his war.
officer boarded the vessel, 0
rant on Capt. Scofield, who
of the ship. . Capt S. eithe
i the time had command
lidn't know his rights
or else is the most obliging
officers, for he actually
left the charge of his vessef and cae on shore with
the officer. The authority of the government or its
officers, extends to vessels at, anchor, but not under
sail off a port Even the other of a vessel can exer
cise no jurisdiction over hp"' rremove her command
ing offi6er, unless she hast anchor down. Capt.
Cl.-fi.tl 1 1 1 I l . "
ocoueiu couiu nae even ren 10 allow the office:
to come on deck, or pitch him overboard whe
ii 1 1 11 1 A . .
mere, auu ue couiu nave oiminea no redress. The
object or tne warrant was all VJ enough but h
me euip ueeu tost 111 me iusencirher two hi
officers, not a dollar of insurancwVVjj,
Shipmsq s Port, Nov. iSav5ioruTJ: to the
books at the cufitomJjiCse, the number, of vessels in
port yesterday Trfas follows : ,
Whaleshjj' ... . - - 68
Mercbcluen, ' - - . - - - 12
Wssessels, - .... . 2
Coasters,- . - r - - 8
Total, - - . . . .. 80 vessels.
The Weather. The season when Kona storms are
looked for and the trades are broken up, has Bet in.
On Monday the wind hauled to the south-east and
has since held a south-westerly course. We would
caution shipmasters against the hazard of leaving
port when the south wind blows in, even though it
may blow lightly at the time. Although our steam
tug is a strong boat for her size, and can easily haul a
2000-ton ship in a smooth sea, she is not to be depended
on in a rough sea and head wind, owing to her being
so short that her propeller must be out of the water
more or less in crossing the short swells always met
with near shore. It Is better always to delay sailing
a few days than run any risk. The indications now
are that the trade windwiil return by Saturday or
Despicable. The man who, having a spite against
his neighbor, vents it on his harmless horse, certainly
deserves to be called a despicable character. Afew
nights since a private enclosure in town was entered
and a gentleman's horse badly maimed with a knife.
A reward of $100 is offered for the scamp, and we
trust he may be discovered. The penalty for the
offense is one year's imprisonment and $500 fine.
Prizes for Bread. We would call attention to
the advertisement of the R. n. Agricultural Society
in to-day's paper, offering prizes for the best bread,
which musio n" ' 1 " i been made from Ha
waiian flour, to be exhibited at the ladies fair on Fri
day evening. We understand that the ladies are to
judge upon the bread produced by the bakers, and
the bakers upon that by the ladies.
Chinese Sugar Cane. We have received from
Hanalei a stalk of this cane sixteen feet in length and
four inches in circumfe
tne new irom whicn it y .ai. is thirteen
far as its value i&rtmgar"'or molasses is cWttlutrt.
we have alwauonsidered it useless ; though for fod
der or cWfen feed it is probably one of the best
plants mat we have. The specimen sent us was raised
from seed received from Boston.
Platform Scales. A noteworthy instance of indi
vidual enterprise is to be seen in the putting up this
week of Fairbank's Platform Scale on the open space
opposite the store of T. Spencer, Esq. Mr. C P. Ward
is the owner and importer, and deserves much credit
for his enterprise in furnishing the city with so useful
a desideratum. We understand that the government
has given the use of the ground gratuitously. At
first glance, there would not appear to be any great
need here for a platform scale, but conveniences of
. this kind will always be appreciated after being once
used. A thousand instances occur on the wharves
where goods are weighed in detail, taking up much
time under a broiling sun, which by these scales can
be weighed by tons in the gross. They are capable
of weighing ten tons at a time, and a horse and dray
can be driven on and the weight of its load of mer
chandise ascertained in a trice.
WnEAT os Kauai. We have received from Mr.
E. Johnson a sample of wheat grown about, ten miles
from Hanalei, KauaL The berry is not well filled,
but is of a good color and would make flour, although
it would require six or seven bushels at least to make
a barrel, where four and a half bushels of well filled
grain make the same quantity. We have no doubt
that wheat, oats and barley will grow well on Kauai,
any whera between Hanalei and Nawiliwili, but it will
be found of better quality the higher it is grown
above the sea. We trust that further experiments
will be made with grains on that island.
Eight Bells. The pleasantest sound one hears
about the wharves is the merry jingling of some fifty
or sixty bells from as many ships at the hour of
twelve, especially when the wind is on shore. Each
bell has its own peculiar tone, and tells unerringly to
practised ears the name of the ship. We remember
once to have heard the bells of the shipping on a
former occasion when they had a strange startling
sound, and seemed plainly to speak of wanton de
struction. It was during the fall of '49, when at the
dead of night the bells gave out their shrill alarm,
and a noble ship, right in the middle of a hundred
sail, burned to the water's edge with a valuable cargo
of oil. We hope never again to hear or see the like
in this harbor, and that the silver tones will sijrbe
called to announce anything more unwelcome cIKa
the advent of " eight bells."
Almost Sckk. The pile-driver got caught under
the string piece of the pier No. 1 on the esplanade on
Sunday night and partially filled with water. She
was bailed out on Monday, and fortunately the en
gine escaped much damage.
A Bottle Imp. Two natives were quarrelling to
gether on Monday night, when one of them enforced
his argument by hitting the other on the head with a
junk bottle, knocking him senseless. Dr. Bullions
attended at the station-bouse and the man was brought
to, with no other damage than a sore head.
A Whale's Bokes. Several of the huge vertebral
bones of a whale, together with the bone of his flukes
and one of his ribs, lying on Robinson's wharf, are
objects of curiosity to any one who never has seen
these monsters of the deep. They came in the Chas.
Phelps from the Ochotsk. ". '
Ladies Fair. In the absence of every species of
amusement, rational as well as irrational the fair
to be holden to-morrow evening at Colburn's will
probably meet with a large attendance. The proceeds
are to be applied towards erecting a parsonage for
the Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Concert. By a notice in another column it will be
seen that a concert will be given on Tuesday evening
next at the Fort street Church, the avails of which
are to be applied towards canceling the debt of 0800
now on the Home. Honolulu possesses no Bmall ar
ray of musical talent, which will probably be dis
played on this, occasion with more than ordinary
taste. i '
F ocwD. -A fisherman cruising in his canoe off Dia
mond Head, picked up on Tuesday last a board hav
ing the name Chas. Carroll in gilt letters. He was
advised to bring it into town and find the owners,
which he did on the next day. The ship was lying
off and on at the time, and the quarter board -was
probably accidentally dropped over in taking it off.
Accident. The first officer cf the John Marshall,
while gunning at Waiaaae on Monday last, was acci
dentally shot in the foot He was climbing a hill-side
with his loaded fowling pieoe in his hand, the mmzla
pointed to the ground, when it went off, the charge
of bird shot striking him on the anole, shattering the
bone and tearin- off the Cash. It will probably
A Stretch or Actuo:
rnnn Ti pragej
i ..I hi
TV. ...... T . - . -
dicing the atatoment U TZZZ JSE
a French ship had thmtL 6 P111 I
ernor of Tahiti on atntoflh v
tlonsofLah-in.. th P l)
5811 " tAe Erench'should he
mey are doubly severe and stri" Z's P
uieT fitranffera nnon k astr '
noing were without merer, fn tM. ) Ms
oid proverb inav he rm.i, , - V
ttiatgored mv ot. - ,
b Bees. We learned arv
f bees are doing weIJne reins'
certain, as it . .
is alive. i: ;.i w ."lir
4 the chain gang on aionday fi, jou
.... i af wnt-tr rm Vim whurf ",lir the market.'
J5f The Yankee, with the mails oT Sept 20 an
Oct. 6th, can hardly be expected, with the west'
wind now blowing, before next week. " ' ( v
Correspondence Pacific Commercial Advertiser.
Mr. Editor : A family' returns from a rid.')
who keep horses but make no provision for feed
ing them, and calling their " man of all work',
order him to " unharness the horse,' but dor V
let him loose in our yard, he'll destroy our ehrti
bery, but turn nun into the street, and bo e
and fihut our gate." The man obeys and
poor half-starved brute is turned loose to p.
upon the neighborhood, and through a courr
years having been entirely dependent upon I
sagacity for a livelihood, with the utmost '
chalance pushes down a neighbor's gate
browses upon his shrubbery until diacove,
cursed and driven forth. . j
Taking a passing whiff of the dusty graf
the road-fiide and knowing where to find bet
he proceeds directly to the next yard, the gat
which to him offers no obstruction, there to fo"
and destroy until discovered and ejected ; an
on, ana so on a nuisance to the neurhborh
and a reproach upon those who have no righlt
keep a horse unless willing (when fully able)
provide food for him ; and those who well 1
themselves, ought lo be ashamed to drive an
mated skeleton. Yours. &c..
""-w . .
X- -Lahaina, Nov. 14, 1857.
Sib: Since my last-letter to youT" we have
had little worth communicating. One of our
dance houses has been fined for selling spirituous
liquors without a license, and the -conductors
had also been notified that if they do not desist
from keeping open these dance houses, they will
be indicted. Orypf them refused to take
11 aT ll V a
ing, ana nasr srestea ior Jteepmjr np a
common nuisance. The trial was postpubot.
until the 16th, on account of the absence of the
lawyer, who has gone over the mountains for las
health and other business.
We have had beautiful weather this season,
and ships have been able to go alongside the
clipper Mary L. Sutlon to discharge their oil.
She sails for home in a few days, full. So you
see some things can be done about as well in
rahaina as in Honolulu.
$ Last Saturday evening, our moral . town was
Aiiunu uii ijuik txn caoi wjuien i uy uie siaming
news that a noted female character had de
camped for Oahu, in the Afoi, and had taken
some money, deposited with her for safe-keeping,
Ijelonging to sailors from the whale ships. It
was all the money they had. She departs with
hearty wishes that she may never grace our
our beach again.
Four of the whale shins1 that were at anchor
here have been obliged to go to your place to ship 1
oil on account of no veKsel being here to take it.
It has always been said that no vessel was sale
laying at Lahaina, and that it was too much risk
to discharge oil, because they lay in an open-)
roadstead, and there was danger from the south
erlv gales. It is true we have an open roadstead) ( j
and that wo have southerly gales, but they alV-
ways givo warning ai least two days before tliey d
, 1 A ' 1 n I
uumo on, no iuui. every vcsfci may prepare toi
them. If these gales camo on suddenly wo might',
navo more accidents man wo do. V essels car
lay at Lahaina ten monthsout of the twelve with
perfect safety, and I hope that some of the ship
owners in the Stites will next season send out to
Lahaina some of their eparo clippers to load oil
Last Sunday afternoon a man named Johnson
attempted to commit suicide by taking strych
nine, but failed in the attempt. The cause, as
far as I can understand, is that he had rect-ived
some bad news from home. He was discharged '
from a ship this season and was employed in one
of our victualing houses as a bar tender.
India From a letter written by one of the British
officers who escaped from the massacre of the foreign
ers residing in the City of Jhansi, India, (now in
the possession of the mutineers) we make the follow
ing extracts. The letter is dated June J5, the latest
date from the seat of disturbais. The letter will
convey an indea of barbarity to vjoh the mutineers
resort wherever they are victors : tS-V
For some time since the gentlemenXVl been in the
habit of passing the nights in the fortJUand spending
the days at the bungalows. Captain Burgess and
his establishment had their tents pitched within the
fort, and everything was being put in readiness to
retreat into the fort bo soon as there should be occa
sion to do so, which occurred on tho eveniifcj of the
4 th of June. Some few effected their esJipe from
the place altogether, one gentleman (name uitnewn)
reached Burwur Sagar, when meeting with s native
surveyor of the canal establishments, Sahib Rai, he
gave him his watch and horse, and procuring a Hin
dostanee dress escaped on foot,- He was scarcely oat
of sight when two Suwars, who were hotly pursuing
him, arrived tluire, and, recognising the horse, took
Sahib Rai and the Thanadar (bound) back to Jhansi,
where they were still when last heard o
Lieutenant Turnbull was not so fortunate, as not
having been able to gain the fort, he climbed a large
tree. He had, however, been seen, and was shot in
the. tree. . , !
From the evening of the 4th until noon of the 8th
the geutlemen in the fort kept good their position,
the ladies assisting them in cooking for them, sending
them refreshments, casting bullets, &c. There were
65 in number altogether (Europeans,) inclusive of
the ladies and children, and they began to get very
much straitened for want of provisions, &c Behind
all the gates they had piled high heaps of stones to
strengthen them, and kept up so good a defence that
one of the cannon which had been brought too near
the gates was abandoned, and it was only by fixing
ropes to it in the night time that the mutineers were
able to regain possession of it, Lieutenant Towys
was the first person killed in the fort. The way he
met his death was this :
Two men, brothers, in Captain Burgess's employ,
(one was his jemadar) declared that they wouU go
out. They were told that tbey would be shot down
if they attempted it, but they said they might as
well be shot as stay there to be starved, and accord
ingly commenced undoing the fastenings. One was
Bhot immediately; the other turned on Lieut l'owys,
who happened to be near him, atd cut him down with
his tulwar. This one also was directly shot
Captain Burgess. The only other person killed inside
the fort was Captain Burgess himself, who received
a bullet in the head after having, I am told, with bis
own hand, killed no less than 25. All the natives
spoke of his great skill as a marksman.
The mutineers at last, having forced the Ranee to
assist them with guns and elephants, succeeded in
effecting an entrance at two of the gates, and tbey
promised the gentlemen that if they laid down their
arms, and gave themselves up quietly, their lives
should be spared. The gentlemen unfortunately
trusted to their word and came out, They were then
tied in a long line between Bome trees, and after
short consultation had their heads struck off. Such
ladies an had children had to see them cut in halve
before their own turn came. The SuWars, it appe-iTSf
bore the principal part in these atrocities. This
place on the afternoon of the 8th of June.
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