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tTEDSESDAT ErEXlXO. MAR. 10, ISM.'
I tbm wsk, tfat antral of tha brls; AntiUm, front Li-rvr-
lthastu Xffea Ate. Am Bom. with unM
sfcrtbispart,CTeatad a bda sttr, aad U retailers bars
war rsnarU, tbdr raods.
- A day er two batcrs tha AmtUlm arrived, B, C. Janion bad a
brl Aaetlan. The attendance was large, aod tha bid.
dfac tpiritad. OoodWoTyhlg!,pricaa,eoolderio tba
MUHtftktjnr. 34 lock white shirting brooxht from 7s O
r3 par yard t j prima, wndwabse patterns, Sj 3d inch bra
oa,Te dack pants, per da. S7ftO0$9; shooting coats.
i aw oaa wait aad scarlet undershirts, per doa, $3 3 0
$3 06 fancy bosasn shirts, 10 75 j do regatta do, $5 62 ; whit
, tU 11 109 faBa-wblte matting, $9S3O1013 quarts
""n I'Mia, 4 7i O 1 13 Adiunantlns candles, 21c a
uataral Uaf,S4e; do, twist, 24c, champagne, i.
Tba rM Jwdjor arrived yesterday, and brings tba C. B.
alia aod dates ftssss Saw Tork to Jan. SOta.
wsa very amen depressed hi the Eastern States bat la
ana fnadaeo tba Front 8c speculator ara la fttfl tOt with
Bottraad sosne ether artick-s of staple merchandlss which tbey
aarra nm np to famine price. These California 80 day" spec
tatlans are CunOiar, to os an, and outsiders tempted by tba
auowiaa; oaa generally yet cruelly bft. It Is almost Invariably
i that country merchants refuse to lay la supplies when
By high, and do all tbey canto esrrfowa the
ricec W should Out be surprised to hear of a Collins.
Wa aaaex a few quotations of oar market s
CORX Jobbing laics at Zjc, stock light.
j. OATS-Jofcblng tab at 2jc
- BZA53 Stock excessive oo safes. I
. 'LOCK Ey the Eliza If Ella we are placed in receipt of 55
.bbss. HaxaH held at SIS. last sales of Hawaiian at $14.
COAL We bear that the coal on board the Eliza 4 Ella.
about 450 tons, baa been purrhaaed on account of Government,
at about Sit.
FREIGHTS The fine sbp Elizv Ella to tip for Kew Bed
fcrd, and from present appearances we bare no doubt the will
obtain a full Href, be The ship Arpasia, daily expected, is alto
aoTerueed for freig be
WH ALMS' EXCHAXGE 03erlnf at par.
MAS FRAXCISCO MARKETS.
Our ad vlcee ara up to Feb. 20. Considerable advance bad
taken place la flour and sugar. la regard to flour, the 3fercaa-
ttfc GmzttU of the XtJx says :
The market tar BreadetuSs baa ruled exceedingly quiet since
our last semt-aaootbly report, and a (light rcacUuu in price has
taken place in coBaequence of the cessation of operatiooe. The
oecilne however at by no means marked, for scarcely any of that
&spositioo baa been manifested by boUm to realize, which is
usually exhibited hi this market after an article baa rapidly ad.
u vans, anu ue stoat nemrae ecaiterea in msuy tntf
FLocsv-Tbeabbija: trade was very tlht through the week
wsceeeding tbe aatUog of the last steamer, but for a le days
r w mprovaBeus in ue uemana uas been quite marked.
esaaseSy anything has been done in Dumestic in a wholesale wavs
ane 1,000 qr sks unerftoe were reported Suld a lew days since
as iiit recent receipts or uregou have nearly all been
scared. Tbe Jobbing rates for Domestic range from $lo far or
tuary Superfine to $19 for beat bra ads of xt bakers.
Tba Prices Current quotes sslea of Dreg at $15 4? $15.50,
nimssui $ a $19 the hater being for favorite brands. There
appears to be a dispociuoa on the part of holders to seO, and it
eVnbtfui whether tbe price win long keep np to those figures.
la regard to sugar, the Gazette says :
Socaas. In the absence of any fan pvrtations worth talking of,
aad with a lair demand from the trade, woo have bnuht, how.
wrer. as sparingly aa inewanta or loew customers wouM permit
tbe tendency of prrces. throurb the ftvtuuht has been stemiii-
ry upward, aad for this mail our quotations mark the establish.
eaeotor a autenal adraoce for all grades upon the figures ruliug
two weeks airce.
Tbe transactions sioce last mail have been as follows : 69,000
tba China Ho 1. 80,000 do d, in order, at 15 & 15ic ; atid none
now to be had b-i.w 15;e 50 bf bU Hew OrWaus, fair quality,
at lc f 00 hf bnts baodwich Islands, on private terms, and for
t20 do do do ex f away Major, a jtoud loc, 16ic nlfered and de
ctined. Uf Eaatern renoed the ouly U-.tra were 25 bbis rnubed
at IVc, (cash,) atd 25 ca loaf at tic Tbe Silts of bu Fntncis-
eo KeQued have been as t Hluws : 101 bbis crushed and white
shaved, at Irum 17 a Joe.
Cargoes of sugar to the amount of 3,000,000 of lbs. are re
ported as eo the way to 6aa Francisco.
If LIT BEDFORD OIL MARKET Jan. 17.
erzasL There is some inquiry f r sperm, and we notice a
ale of two small parcrja, anionniing to abuut 70 bbis, at 105c
WaaLC There is also Inqniry for whale, and saV-s of 430
sots for manufacturing, at sdc per gaiioo, a price which holders
gcn-raUv will not fed at.
- Waaxaauja Is wry quiet and without transactions, Skip-
, . Letters received from yew Bedford state that bone was held
t 70c. with no sales.
. laATKST DATES, receive, ail (his) OaVce.
1 1 Paris ..... Jaa -1
Panama, X. G.
New ITorm - -Laailou
. Jan. 30 Hongkong - . . - Nov. 15
Jan. 20 i Melbourne, N. 8. W, Nov. 3
Jan. 2 I Tahiti ..... Jan. 2
Fcr Sax Fiaicisco per CoUen State, 15th insC
Fur Iajucia per Kamoi, to-day.
For Kacai per
turn JaAwtiass Per Kaxnehameha IT. to-day;-
PORT OP JZOXJOZiUZsTJ. ZZ. Z.
March 4 3ch Kamoi, Chadwtek. from Tahsina.
5 Scb Mary, Kerrill, fnn Kawaibae.
' Scb Mot K.eUe,fh KahaluL
S Aa wb ship Eliza Adams, Tbumas, clean, 5 months
, from r Bedford.
8 Bcb Excel, Antonio, from Renal,
Scb Alice, from Moioaai.
Br Brig Ant lia, Oregga, ISO days from IiverpooL
8ch Warwick, from Utbains,
1 eb Keoni Ana, from Kauai,
v 1 Sch Maria, Moiteoo, from ports on Maul.
" ' . Sch Kinooie. from Koca, Hawaii.
8 Am wb ship Poiar Star, Weeks from New Zealand.
- . 9 Am SBercnaut ship aUixa A Elia, Lunt, 123 ds rom
Am wh bark Dover, Jeffries, from Hilo, off and on.
- 9 Ross-Finish Co s wb sb Turku, Soderblutn, & mos.
from Bremen, cleau.
Am wb ship Silver Cloud, Corcrshall, off and un.
lo Sch Kam d Chadwick. from tahaina.
- JO Am bark Fanny Major, Paty, 10 days from Baa
TbTsWdaT, ?y A-H. Poor whalers off ani on supposed lo
be tbe Fr h Jason, tnwtng In; Am sbs avingfisber and Moo
teak, aad a strange bark.
Ksrcfc S Sch Joba Cualsp, for Kona, HswaO.
8 Scb KanyU CbadwV-k, for Lahaina.
Scb Mot Keikl, Hall, for KahuluL
" - f) tlnhriiiMit, Marchant, to cruise.
8 Carolina, naming, to cruise.
8 Sch Klnoole, for NawillwiU.
Bcb Keoni Ana, Richards, for Koloa.
Sch A nee, Spunyara, for Koioa.
' - 10 Scb Maria, M olteno, for Lahaina and ports en Maui.
10 liibermU 3d, JVJwards, to cruise.
JLawabab, March 1st, ls5sv Arrived Am wh sh Eliza Ad
suets, Tboraaa, S mos, eVan. Reports having spoken, bo date,
Flertda, fish, 800 bbis betweea seasons ; Erie, Jernegan, 7 mos,
etislss Joan CoggrahaH, Lambert, nothing Jan 18, at San
leas. Green, 6 ssns, deaa Tahraaroo, R)binson, at
i fVrnaadea, 100 sp since leaving Honolulu ; at San Carlos,
Jaa 1, Fabias, Smith, 75 spj Dromi, May. clean Ad Gibbs,
. Sty Bark Dover, JefTHes, at llilo, reports vessels doing well
as the New Zn'" ground. Dec 23, spoke Polar Star, Weeks,
4 whales t Marengo, Skinner, 3 do ; Brtgbton, Tucker, S do ;
aBsetra, Brown, 4 do Assazoo, Eld ridge, 1 do Rambler, W0
iiavSsIa. - tOt Vr Elism Ella, tmzA, from Boston, Oct 31 Jaa 1, 1st
O 048, loaf 84 38 W, spoke wb sb Omega, of aad from
tVcartowu, Sanboua, bound to Honolulu, dean t same day, wb
Ji Eopbras. Heath, of and from New Bedford, for Honolulu,
easaa was la company with them several days off the Burn.
Jan IS, !at 44 3 B,loug 7S9 44' W, -poke wb sh Omega, Whal
es, ef aad free Fair Hsven, for Lahaina, 60 sp this voyage.
Xkm EJixm Ell was 14 days off the Horn, experiencing
psiuaanf weather aad wtsuily winds was 15 days fi-a lat 60
hs tba Atlantic to SO S ia tbe Pacific t 28 days from lat of 50
to the Roe, touching at the island of Juan Fernandez one day.
where a beat was sent ashore, sod 15 days from tbe line to Ho
tmiafcx. Jaa IS, ia a gale la hu 48 s S,loog7S W.sprungtbe
XT Bbip Btnj. Rusk, at Lahaina, frcn Margarita Bay, Feb
JS, reports tbe foUowlog ships la tbe westber Bay
Xxb 18, Dartmootb. N B, 9 whales, 40 bbis each schr E L
Frost, Hon, 4 whales te 111 Frances Palm-r, Hoa, 4 whales to
&4 Carta, IF, whales sissm ; Bsrastable, 21 B, 3 whs 40
i Marengo, N B,3 do doj Tigiot, N B. X do dot
t B, S do do Champion. Edgartowo, 3 do do : Fran
lSB,iis Columbia, N L, S do do.
la aW Lac Bay i
- ibl Saratoga, B,6 whales, 40 bbis each j Drsper.NB,
(A4ee; Brsansa, B, i Fortune, S B.Sdo do;
TT-ereawX B, ft do do; Three Brothers, Naot, 14 do. 30 bbis
aaeal Batodeer, N B, 14 dodo Black Ragle, S US do dot
St aaaabeth, N L, 3) 4o. 40 bbis each Spteadid, Edgr, 34
f i Co I BenJ Morgaa, H L, 4 do do.
' Tba Dailmseili was bound borne aad would take oil from the
BMu ascft ana Abas pfsssnn zne 1st cacer or toe t,atuta
da bad bis thigh broken. Tbe Columbia, Tlgilant aad BenJ
T-1-i.aik mmA loat a boat arat lut'i em ttr itn-rtlm. Beard
SST two boars ksoding at Cape St Lucas, oe of which lost three
sea at cettiag aabore.
gy Capt. Weeks, as ship Tutor Star, reports as follows j .
Xa S3, sTs3ama A- Heory, GrianeO. of Fab- Haven, 600 wh aad
f"-' Es) $7, Jsaaes Maury, Carry, of N B, SO sp, SO wh Jaa S,
V ta vTht, Osbora, of 3T B. T whale.
, irsw a Ksalaxxxca Bat, Mascx 4. Amerieaa
Irswklya, Base, 2 sp this season
roa? ox? XZXX.O. n. z.
. : - -- iM-i ii'm.b tno wb isivji
bxsaa, tsst New Zealand -bas taken om humpback!
- in that port.
r r-y rA-m n -a Moose. ISO Sta
iIe-L frc CaUbrula Coast, 750 wb,60 sp, S500 hn, I
fN r rars-.iC'SSra.
CkCUdd, frosa CaKfbraia Coast, 40
V, 143 N J -TJ eone, u fo-
aooea .-... -or!a Ooeat, 10 say SOS wb. I
rSSSEU IX PORTe-HARCB lO.
H- B. M.t steamship Tizen, Moors. ' -.
Am dipper ship Polynesia. Perkins. '?"
Missionary packet Mornin( Star, . -"'-"' ;
Aai clipper ship Eliza If fclia, Lunt. ' .
Br brig Antilla, Orenr-
Am bark Fanny Major, Paty.
Haw Brie Advance, Milne.
Am ach Sophia, Hoxntr.
Am scb Golden State, Candage.
- ' WIALntS. "
Phip ArnoMa, Barrmt I Bhip TurVu, Scderhlom
Bark Metro) xt. Comstock
Brig Antilla, Molde
Jtreh Perry, Cannon
Polar Star, Weeks
Elixa Art sirs, Thomas
Veawela Expeeteel fretna Forcicai Pstrts.
Am dipper brlrantine Joaephine, Baker, sailed from Kew
Tork Jan 10. due here May 10.
The Am ship Aapaaia will be doe about April 1st, from Aca-
British brbr Recorery, Mitchell, wDl be due from Vancouver's
Island about May 1st.
Am ach L P Poster, Moore, wlih cargo of lumber to Hackleld
at io win soon tw due.
Haw acta Kalatna, Blake; to leave San Francisco shout March
1. (probably with the mails of Feb 5) doe here from 14U to 13th
rant Bostok Per Elixa k. EUa March 8. 1 ca, 23 bxt, 2
bbis, 1 casa, J n Btnitn t uo; i rx. 1 en, 7 bxs machinery. 7
pieces do, U C Wyllie ; 1 bz nvlse, B S Bullions t 3 cs mdse, K
Coady x Co t 1 bx mdse, W C Parke ; 105 Uthoms chains, T
Epencer ; It piers stationery, etc, L, Kamehaaieha 13 cs, 1 bz
mdse. H M Whitney ; 3 bxs mdse. Castle A Cook ) 1 bz mdse,
G P Juid 1 do. 8 C Damon j 1 bz mdse, W Reynolds 1 bx
do, C II Lewers ; 3 bxs do, W Goviale ; 3 bbis do, O Hall j 1
bx do,T Browns l do do, Kcv T Loan; 7 trunks mdse. J H
Wood s 4 Cks do, H IHramvl ; 1 bz do. O B Rowi-ll ; 1 bM da.
F L Hank 1 can do, B W Field j 2 bxs do. Ira Richardson ;
1 bx, 1 bndl no. J on a tin i ; - mr cbL, i cs do, v Brewer, in
2 cs do, D D EaUwin ; 25 bbis do, H Hackfeld ) 564 bndls
staves. 19 x mdse, J T aterhoae ; 274 doors, A r Everett:
3 bxs nxbe. V. PBond ; 2 trunks, K W Clark ; 5 bxs mdse, E O
Beck with ; 0 chests mdse, order j 3 cs mdse, W C Parke ; 1 cs
do. Judge Austin ; 2107 pieces hard pine, 1961 do spruce boards,
2287 pieces pine board. 1350 pieces heathinr. 779 piecea floor
ing, 40 do srutter, 233 M, 50 pes ihiueles, 175 do plank, C H
Lewrrs ; 212 bxs mde, 7 pes in rtraw, 10 bbis beef, 10 do pork,
2 bbis provisions, 3 hlf la, 4 bbis groceries. 4 bxs do, 10 kitts du,
3 hlf bbis do, 1 hlf chefct tea, 10 bbis fl-ur,8 cs copper, 070 ken
mdse, 113 bbis do, 1 chest, 3 trunks do. 1 pkg maps,l bz sewing
machines, 12 pes iron work, 24 posts. 714 pkps mdse, 4 nests
tuba, 3 pipes liquors. 3 puncheons do, 10 casks do, 120 cs do,
100 krs do, 10 csks do, 4 bxs, 4 wheels, 1 csk lamps, 3d stoves,
12 handcarts, 2 cultivators, 2 hay cutters. 8 erind stones, 50 nuts
trunks. 1 outrigcer ami rods, S nesta buckets, 25 rtos brooms, 25
d pails, 3 d chairs, 3 doseive.-,2 whaltrboats, 50 hales oakum,
25 cords wood, 487 tons coal, I cl rider, cock and fiance ; 1 iron
Ale, 20 bnd'i wire. 200 bndU iron, 13 plows, 1 curt, 19 doors, 8
columns, 1 ice buse and cart.
Paox LtvExronL Per Antilla. March . 80 cs chamname,
3 chain cables, 3 anchors, 75 bndls iron, 380 screw ban, 70 tcs
putter. 20 cs hock, 150 cs ale, 30 tons pig iron, 30 crates earth
enware, 4 pkgs, 1 cs btanhope, 53 pic pi aunilri-s, 30 bxs pipes,
300 bars rise, 2 cs varnish, 23 biles mdse, 209 pk do, 114 cs
do, 10 cs biscuits, R C Janlon; 1000 bun salt, 48 hhds coal, 45
tea dairy salt, 180 tcs do, 200 c claret, 60 do port, 60 do sherry,
50 do gin, 28 pkgs sundries, 1S4 da do, 13 cs mdse, t order.
Faox Ss txxfico Per Fanny Maj'w, March 10. 72 rolls
duck, 21 hhds ale, 10 pkgs shoes, 24 cs pipes, 1 ct shawls. 28
bxs candles, 29 cs tobacco, 15 kecs whisky, 5 qr-caska brandy,
30 bxs raisins. 195.1 shingles. 20.000 ft boarii,48 tins crackers,
10 cs furniture, 3 cs clothing, 1 cs hula and 52 pkgs mdse. To
tal, $9,153 43.
IXTKK-ISI. AXI TRADE.
Fmm Roloi per Excel, March 8 355 kegs sugar. 18 pas
r'rn Ktvimir per Marv, March 612 bullocks. 1 horse,
60 shep, 7 hoiis. 140 hide. 5 kgs butter, 2 hags bullock tongues,
8 c isks her. 4 do tallow, 15 pasterircrs.
Frm MuU'Ul per Alice, March 6 500 bushels lime, 10
F - Kouoa per Keont Ana. Feb 21 1 canoe. 1000 ft boards,
6 bxs dry good", 'J5 iron pots. 2 bxs riihes, 15 hrls salt, 1 barrel
Irish potator. 15 empty barrew, 10 bulls paper, 3 do fruit trees,
7 bxs soap. 14 cs mdse. 1 handcart, 10 empty butter kegs, 12
buckets, $400 specie, 40 passengers.
From Kolua per Kenni Ana, Mar;h 7 2 bnrlls tobacco, 2
bags arr-jwrmit, 2 Ma sweet potatoes. 5 bunches bananas. 6 bairs
pulu, 50 oranses, 1 brl pork, 12 bullock hides, 267 goat skins. 6
kep9 butter. 6 c ds firewood, 1 h Tar. 3 bogs, 2 dox turkeys, 77
bass euro. $ 16o S(ecie, 20 pasMRg-rs.
Fren Labsis per Maria, March 7 S boxes tobacco, 20 brls
flour, 150 do Irish potatoes, 25 do sweet do, 200 r)UHehes. Zi
hr'.s beef. 6 kcs butter. 1 sheep, 6 pit's, 24 f-.wl. 6 turkeys. 100
brls empty oil casks, 113 bndls whalebone, 10 easks fish, 50 bdls
surarcane, 38 passengers.
Frsn Labaixa per Kamot, .1arch 10 12 sheep, 2 pigs, 6
bunches sugarcane, 6 pkgs mdse. lot ahooks.
F.jr Laha'Sa per Maria. .Varch 10 2 1 ns sugar, 8 barrels
molasses, 10 .V shinirl-s, 5800 ft lumber, 50 empty brls and 70
pkgs nvlse, 1 pianoforte.
From Bostos per Elixa k Ella, March 8 Rev E P Roberts
and wife, miMionaries of the A. B. C. F. fi Micronesia. Mr
and Mrs D D Baldwin, SI rs Vi H Johnson and daughter, Mrs
Mary Hinch-y, Miss Margaret Hincbey, Mrs Lunt and child,
From Sas FRArBCO per Fanny Major, March 10 Mrs J
B Badger and 2 children, Joaepbns Joseph, II C Jo'.nson, Jos
Peters, Antonio Rodriguez, Mrs Wm Weaver. Jas H Pool, Mat
Keane, N W Wright, John Barber, John Dc Costa.
For Lahaisa pr Kimol, Jlarch 8 .Vrs Stivers, J Hepptng
ton. Miss Anna Brown, ('apt Candage. and 10 on deck.
Fmm Lahaisa per Kamoi, March 10 Capt Candage, Afr
Bailey, 2 Aformons, and 12 on deck.
For L AH Alt a per Afaria. March 10 3essrs Dickenson,
Kinney, and 2 .Masters Waierhonse, and 20 on deck.
POUT OP LAHAINA.
March 1 Am ihlp Sharon, King, from Haahlne, 120 ip, 200
, wh, CS00 bone, voyage ; SO ip, season took one
humpback in this port.
4 Am wh bark Tencdos, King, 20 mos out, 20 sp, 620
4 Am wh ship Thos C Nye, Holly, 6 mos out, 100 sp,
60 wh, 400 bone.
4 Ara wb ship John f"vrpshan, Lambert, 30 mos out,
120 p, 790 wh. 8000 bone.
4 Am wh shin Elixa Adams, 5 mos not, clean.
4 Am wh ship Ilillmsn, Little, 8 mos out, 242 tp, 112
wh. 1S00 bone t 125 s . 112 wh. on board.
6 Am wh bnrk General Pike, Rursell, 17 mos out, 130
an. 1570 wh. 13000 boae. voyage: 800 wb, 7000
6 Am wb ship Ben J Rush, Wyatt, from Marguerita
Bav. 120 brls this season.
8 Am bark Panny, Boodry, from Huaheine, 38 sp, 700
wb, 10,000 bone.
8 Am shiu Rnsseao. Green, from San Carlos, clean.
8 Ara ship 4,ddlsou, Lawrence, from Fatuhlra, 145
wh. 1300 hone.
8 Am bark Iris Bolles, from San Carlos, 400 sp, 123
wh, 1200 bone, voyage.
B Am ship LHgods, Wiliard, from Hilo, 55 ip, 700 wb,
8500 bone voyage.
March 4 Elixa Adams, Thomas, for Honolulu.
6 Car ilina, for the North.
0 Lagoda, for tbe Ochutsk. 12 ships In port
From Hcahsisc per Sharon, at Lahaina March 1 Messrs
Monday, Eraus and Jones.
IsTERESTixo FROjf Japas. Hikoiadi, Japan
Oct. 5. 1857. I send you the following copy of a let
ter from the Governor of this port to the United
States Commercial Agent, for the benefit of your
Sir You have said that your countrymen, with
out eating fresh beef after a long eea voyaee, become
nick, and tljeir lives are in danger. From this
necessary reason I have axked permission from the
government at Jed'lo to deliver bullocks to you, ana
have receive! the follo'sinz order : in japan, irotn
ancient time, bullocks weie only used as beasts of
burden and for trade; but from this time they sfiall
be fattened in a village near Hakodadi and ready to
deliver when you shall ask for tbem.
At no other port in Japan will bullocks be delivered
but H ikod.i 1L Thin you will understand and make
known to all your people.
Governor of II tkodadi.
To E- C. Ricr, United Stites CommerciAl Agent for
Haki idi. Oct, 1, 18o7.
Alao all kinds of vegetables. Irish potatoes, chick
ens, salmon, an-1, m fast, almost everything that
can be pot in the .New York market can now be bad
here. The people are very friendly, ana show a
willinznegs to furnish everything they have to all
American ships, and are very desirous to have them
come here. 1 he .Mexican dollar is now worth ninety.
four cents (94",) jrolJ only twenty-two cents for the
dollar The only articles or export of any
mount are aoy, &c; therefore trade to any amount
with this country will never be done, and the princi
pal benefit to as will be this prt as a depot for sup-
plies ana repairs lor our American wnaiing neei tnai
yearly come to these waters. For this purpose there
is no place better adapted. The harbor is not sur
passed in tbe world, and capable of safe anchorage
for five hundred ships, with all facilities that can be
asked fur supplies and repairs. It is also well adapt
ed as a depot for the line of steamers from San Fran
cisco to China, a large supply of the best kind of coal
for steam ships having recently been discovered some
sixty (60) miles north of this port, which will be
furnished at reasonable price.
From January next Americana can permanently
reside here, (both men and women,) and as the
Amoor river is now being opened for steam naviga
tion for huadreds of miles through that vast and
fertile country, and this being tbe only safe harbor
for the whole region, this will from necessity be to
that noble river what New Orleans is to the Missis
sippi. There are now five extensive establishments at
Nkkleoskie, on the Amoor river, which are -visited
yearly by sailing vessels; but owing to the shallow
ness of tha water the navigation is slow and very
difficult; but this will be remedied by steamboats
similar to those on the Mississippi, and ships that j
bring merchandise for that region can readily obtain
return cargoes of oil, ate., at this port. The climate ;
sa A VweaCwosw aasi waS-aa Ffrt trt Silt STl rFiOr fsif U dVilrf :
lUtB JTVS. S V1U AAWfc W W S B aaw.. "V sarv.as ,
in winter ss New York, oil can be stored to much
better advantage than at Honolulu. I
I am informed that strong effort is being made to !
have the naval depot now at Hong Kong changed to j
this port; if done it would tend greatly to the health ;
of tbe squadron and would be a saving to Uncle Sam .
of many them sands of dollars that are now annually j
throws away.: F. Herald.
THURSDAY, MARCH 11.
Exasai A Tradition of Hawaii. By James Jackson Jarves,
Author of History of tbe Hawaiian Islanda." u Parisian'
and 14 Italian Sizhtt." Art Hints," Ac, Ac Boston and
Cambridge: James Monroe A Co.. 1357.
This is the title of a handsome duodecimo vol
umef of two hundred and seventy-seven pages,
from the pun of our Sandwich Island historian,
which has just been launched upon the sea of
modern literature. The namo of the book vvill
doubtless recall to the minds of some of our old
est residents a story which made its appearance
in the Polynesian seventeen years ago, while un
der the editorship of Mr. Jarves comprising six
Y short chapters, published in as many successive
numbers of that paper. This new work, the title
of which we have given above, is, in fact, an en
largement of the same story but so altered that
but for the names of the characters it wnuld hardly
be recognized. The general plan of the tradition
is in many respects changed, and the brief legend
ary tale has been transformed into a complete and
The character of Mr. Jarves' writings is well
known beyond, as well as within the shores of the
Sandwich Islands. Pure in style, chaste and
often eloquent in diction, they are ai5 the same
time characterized by boldness and originality of
thought, and force of reasoning. Ilia ability as
a writer is widely acknowledged. A number of
works from his active pen have achieved a de
served popularity in the reading world, and we
doubt not that the volume before us will receive,
as it merits, an extensive circulation. In the
Sandwich Island?, especially, the story will be
universally read ; for we do not often have op
portunities of meeting, embalmed in so attractive
a form, legends of the palmy days of Hawaiian
savage life, and descriptions of the national cus
toms and characteristics of long ago."
Tbe story of Kiana is founded, so says the au
thor in his preface, upon an old tradition which
he discovered in his researches for the materials
of his history the date of which reaches back to
a period of two and a half centuries before the
discovery of the islands by Capt. Cook. A care
ful examination into the merits of the tradition
convinced him of the fact that, during the reign
of Eahoukapa, or Kiana, about eighteen genera
tions of kings previous to the reign of Kameha-
meha I., a vessel was wrecked upon the island of
Hawaii, and that a Spanish Catholic priest, a
woman and several men, escaping from the wreck,
landed and lived among the natives of the island,
acquired power and consideration from their su
perior knowledge, and were for a while even re
garded as gods. Some of them intermarried with
the aborigines, and their blood still exists, or did
recently, among certain families, who pride them
selves greatly up-jn their foreign origin. This is
the tradition which suggested to the author the
idea of his romance of Kiana.
The story aims at a portrayal of the imaginary
history of these white 6trangcrs among the sav
ages of Hawaii ; and the wide scope of imagina
tion which such a field lays open to the writer, is
turned to good advantage by Mr. Jarves. He has
not, however, fallen into that mistake which is so
common among writers of fiction, of allowing his
judgment to be led astray by such a temptation
to exercise his powers of imagination of suffer
ing his galloping fancies to lead his heroes and
heroines through circumstances and positions
which not only shock probability, but outrage
possibility itself. Yet hid tale, nevertheless,
abounds in incident of an interesting and some
times thrilling character. II is sketches are drawn
with an artistic hand, and the tints of his pictures
are warm, glowing and true to life. His descrip
tions are faithful to Nature, and his accounts of
the habits and mode of life of the Inlanders of
olden time, woven as they are in the thread of his
charming narrative, are full of interest.
It is impossible for an author to invariably j
write in such a way as to suit all tastes. There
was never a book written that would not have
been better, in the opinion of some readers, for
the omifion of certain passages ; and there are
some brief portions of Kiana, devoted to the dis
cussion and analyzation of metaphysical ques
tions, which, while they will prove a popular
feature with many readers, will be regarded as a
bore" by others. The author Bays in this con
nection that he has " spoken freely such views as j
cave been prompted by his experience and reflec
tions," with the hope of giving utterance to Some
iueas iiiai, nowever plain w most ininkers, may
through him be the means of first reaching some
minds, or at least suggesting some thoughts that
shall leave them wiser and happier." We trust
that his hope will be fulfilled. At all events this
feature of the work is not a prominent one, and
such passages interesting or uninteresting, as
they will prove, according to the character of the
reader are not much to read, nor much to
skip.'" All readers will find the book highly en
tertaining and somewhat instructive.
We will uot anticipate the enjoyment of tho
perusal of Kiana" by an abstract or outline of I
the story, but we cannot resiat the teuiptati m
f quoting two or three extracts, as illus
trations of the work. "We will bJgin with a de
scription of a Hawaiian procession, returning in
state from the celebration of a great sacred festi
val. It is as follows :
First came a thousand men In regular files, armed
with swords of sharks teeth andslings. Each had a
laurel wreath on his head, and a tapa niautle of
bright red thrown loosely over his shoulders. This
corps led tbe way to the noise of rude drums and
other barbarous music Behind them marched a
more numerous body in detached companies, armed
with javelins and spears, and a species of wooden
mace, which, dexterously used, becomes a formidable
weapon. In addition, each man carried a dagger of j
the same material, from sixteen inches to two feet
long. All wore helmets of wicker work, shaped like
the Grecian casque and covered with various colored
f exit here. These helmets in connection with their
bright war cloaks, gave to tbe whoie array a classical
look not unworthy of tbe heroic days of Greece. The
appe trance of the men was martial, and their step
firm and regular.
In the center of their array there was a selected
corps of one hundred young chiefs, armed with still
better weapons. Their costume was also much richer
than that of the common men. They wore scarlet
feather cloaks and helmets. Conspicuous amid them,
borne upon a litter hung about with crimson drapery,
sat Kiana. His helmet was surmounted by a grace
ful crest from which lightly floated a plume taken
from tbe long and beautiful feathers of the tropic
bird. Both the helmet and his war cloak were made 1
of brilliant yellow feathers, so small and delicate as
to appear like scales of gold. These two articles were
tbe richest treasures in tbe regalia of Hawaii. The
birds from which tbe feathers are obtained, one only
from under each wing, are found solely in the most
inaccessible parts of the mountains and ensnared with
great difficulty. Nearly one hundred and fifty years.
or nine generations of Kiana's ancestors had been oc
cupied in collecting sufficient number to make this
truly regal helmet and cloak."
- Immediately behind him was borne a colossal
image of Lono. It was carved with greater skill than
common, and surrounded by company of white-
robed priests, chanting the ' mele or hymn, which
bad been composed upon bis disappearance. At par.
ticular parts the whole people joined with a melan
choly refrain, that gave a living interest to the story,
nd showed how forcible was the hold it had upon
their imaginations. On either side of Kiana, were
twelve men of immense size and strength, naked to
their waist-cloths, two by two, bearing the kahilis, as ;
were called the insignia of his rank. These were j
formed of scarlet feathers, thickly set, in the shape
r.t at nlnmt nf irhtMn inffhM dismstpr. shnat tn !
feet high, and tipped to the depth of a foot with yeU !
low feathers. With the handles, which were encircled ,
with alternate rings of ivory or tortoise-shell, their
entire height was twenty feet. Aa they towered and '.
waved above the multitude, they conveyed an idea of ,
state and grandeur inferior to nothing of the kind
that has ever graced tho ceremonies of the white
man. - .- '
Th women of hie bmoahold followed clot to the
chief. Their aristocrat io birth and breeding were
manifest In their corpulency and haughty bearing.
To exaggerate ttteur size, wn icn was paniy a criterion
of noble blood. they had swelled their waists with
voluminous folds of nndy cloths, under the pressure
of which, added to their own bulk, tbey waaaieu
rather than walked. Helped by young and active at
tendants, their Dace was. however, equal to the slow
nrozress of the procession. A numerous retinue of
their own sex. bearing their tokens of rank, fans, fi
brashes, spittoons, sun-screens, and lighter articles
of clothing, waited upon tbem." , - - '
" Besides this state there was s vast throng of at
tendants carrying burdens, or driving before them
their domestic animals."
Kiana is the hero of Mr. Jarves' tale Beatrix
the heroine. They are introduced to each other,
not amid the courtly gallantries of the ball
room, or the peaceful pursuits of domestic life.
The survivors of the shipwreck bad entered
Kiana '8 village, in tha absence of its inhabitants,
during n season of kapu, and established their
abode in the palace of tbe chief. Kiana, return
ing, discovers them upon the parapet, and rushes
to 6lay the sacrilegious wretch who has violated
the religious interdiction :
Juan had too often encountered as fearful odds,
in his Mexican campaigns, to lose his presence of mind
in a crisis like this. He called to his men to come to
his succor, as he prepared to hold the gateway
against his foes, and shouting his accustomed b.-tttle-cry,
drew his long Toledo blade, and advanced it in
guard to await Kiana's ouset.
" This chief in his rush up the steps had not fairly
liftei.his eyes until the thout of "Santiago tor
Spain" reached his ears. His astonishment at the
apparition of the white man, the gleaming steel,
fierce eyes, thick red beard and strange tongue, the
costume so unlike his people's, inste.-sd of the ex
pected tawny hue of his own race, brought him to a
sudden stop. It was but for a moment, for, excited
by his previous fury at a crime so uncommon among
his people, he saw only an offender who seemed aided
by sorcery, and rushed at him with uplifted javelin,
reserving his force to strike and not to throw. So
sudden and powerful was his spring, that although
Juan's sword parried the blow, he was borne back
ward, and Kiana found himself cn the platform.
" liuth paused as they now better saw each other's
strength and strangeness. Kiana's surprise w.us in
cre-tsed as Juan's men, followed by Oimedo with j
crucifix in h inJ, came hastily up aud ranged tlieiu
selves at his side. His own soldiers were fast crowd
ing upon the platform, filled with wonder rat her than j
fear, at so unexpectel a s'ght. At li.scoimn m l tiey
were tiling off to mii-rouud Juan's Lttle band, and ;
close in upon them, wh le he uprused his ji.eliu.1
prepared once more to tempt the skill of his sir tnpj
enemy. His right foot was advanced, his broad chest
K tYifarri int nnrl nrvi tx.n s-i.,,a.a.1 .?.. el. a. I '
a. . . . v v as vui tva vs .'jrri p-JIOtH lO JT till 1 11C IH U31 y
which had never before fiiled him, when a new cry
wts heard and a new figure came forward and Hprung
between him and Alvirez.
" It was Beatrlz. Her long flowing robe, dis
hevelled hair, her p-illor and the impulsive energy
with which she pushed aside Juan's sword, and
turood her eager eyes towards Kiana, fearlessly front
ing his jivcliii, amazed the red men. Their weapons
dropped silently by their Bides, as their chief gazed
in astonishment with powerless arm upon the new
" Kiana's indecision was, however, only moment
ary. A sudden thought h.td seized him. Turningto
his followers he said, Behold Lono and his wile,
they hae returned with their faces brightened, and
their sech changed, from their abode in the sun.
They have come as Lono promised, with new teachers
and good gifts. Let us honor them and make them
welcome.' As he epoke every weapon was laid upon
the earth, and every head was bowed, Kiana alone
stood erect, asserting his dignity even in the presence
of a returned god."
Hawaiian chieftains of the olden day were not
invariably, judging from Mr. Jarves' account,
models of gentleness and justice, Kiana, indeed,
was a model of savage honor and perfection ; but
there were, among tho race, as there are in every
nation, some very unfavorable specimens of hu
manity. The author gives an interesting account
of some pleasant little peculiarities of a certain
chief of this character Pohaku by name. This
will be found on pages 131-133, but the length to
which our article has extended forbids our copy
Hawaii is in some respects one of the most re
markable islands in tho world. Its snow covered
mountains and tropical valleys comprise every
variety of climate, changing from the torrid to
the temperate and frigid, according to the ascend
ing altitudes of the land. Its heavy forests and
barren plains, its deep ravines and tremendous
precipices, and above all, its gigantic volcanic
wonders, combine to give it an individuality pecu
liar to itself. Traces of volcanic action are visi-;
ble everywhere upon the island ; and those of our
readers who were so favored as to witness the
great lava, flow from the crater of Mauna Loa in
1855, will appreciate the description given on
pages 171 to 174 inclusive.
The active volcano of Hawaii, with its crater
of Kilauea, is perhaps the most remarkable nat
ural exhibition of the globe. It is a point of at-
traction for numerous visitors, who are willing to
devote a few days to the journey thither and the
exploration of its marvels. No sojourner in the
islands, who can afford the time, should omit a
visit to Kilauea. Jarves gives the following ac
count of the crater as he imagines it to have ap
peared three hundred years ago :
" That immense circle of dead If va, now known as
the black ledge, which contracts the active portion of
the crater to a circuit of a few miles, was not then in
existence. The whole pit, embracing an area suffi
cient to contain the city of New York, was in commo
tion. From where Oimedo looked, the height above
the fiery mass was about five hundred feet. It had
undermined the wall of the crater, so that it overhung
the ea of lava, as the Table Rock di es the cataract
of Niazara. Immediately tieneath him, therefore, lny
the lurid cauldron. Its he-ivy, slusarish waves, of
deep mmmn, 'ureed against the banks with a muf
fled roar, as unlike the trl id sound of surf, as a grr.an
to 1 -in sch ter. Qfcu'onally a thick black crust formed
over the s'irficp, Tke a hnsce scib. Then 'his would
break annder, and brieht rd currents of liqird rot-k
were underneath; whirlpools of Iwling blood fusing
everything they touched into their own gore-hued
flood. Husre maee of sol;d stcne were vom-ted high
into the air, and f"ll hissinrr and "puttering back
strain into the depths of the fiery gulf, to be cast
forth, or melt l'ke wax in a ten-fold heated furnace.
Lighter jets of lava were being thrown up, sometimes
in Moid succession, and sometimes at long intervals.
which filled the atmosphere with red hot spray and
steam, and gusses, blown hither and thither, and
whirled abont like the sands of the desert before
simoom, by the furious blasts of wind that swept with
minuted moans and shrieks across that lake of hell,
and through its glowing caverns and out of its black
pits. Overhead hung a dense cloud, gradually
spreading as it rose, until it enveloped all the region
of the crater. The smoke of its torment, like a pall,
covered the cancerous earth, to screen its throes from
the light of the sun."
The 6tory of Kiana is neatly printed and hand
somely bound ; and its pages are illustrated by a
number of engravings, though we wish the author
had taken more pains to procure new ones, rather
than copy the embellishments from his history.
The volume will be an ornament to the parlor
table, and should find a place in the library of
every one who has any interest in Hawaiian liter
ature. For an. advertisement of this and other
works of Mr. Jarves, we refer tho reader to our
IVaterspe-at att WnlUapm, E. Matal.
Hydraulics, on a magnificent scale; have recently
been exhibited at Waikapu. On Tuesday the 16th
ult., a southerly wind, called a kona, commenced
blowing, bringing gentle showers with it- On Sat
nrday, the 20th, the heavens gathered blackness
nd tbe clouds were borne to end fro by conflicting
winds, and a waterspout was formed and carried to
the summit of the mountains between Waikapu and
TJkumehame and there discharged. The torrent roll
ed down on each side, bearing all before it; the
branch of the waterspout that come down to Waika
pu, uprooted huge trees and strewed them out over
the plain.dog up end removed large fields of kalo.and
carried away considerable portions of arable land,
leaving deep fissares and piles of stone instead.
Many families, who before the catastrophe, sent food
to market, were left destitute. The water came
down in a body like a mighty wall fifteen or twenty
feet high, with such majesty that it would not follow
the windings of the brook, bub rushed over whatever
lay in its way, cutting its own path. Several horses
and cattle were caught in its track and drowned.
One dwelling house was carried off with all its eon j
tents, the inmates barely escaping wl-a their lives.
It Is very remarkable that the house of Mr. Devau
chelle escaped destruction. The torrent passed like a
high wall on both rides of it, leaving it unhurt and
strewing large boulders and trunks of trees all
around it. After crossing the road in front of Mr.
Antonio Sylva'a house the torrent parted and cne
branch rushed on to Kealia and tbe other hastened
down to Kahului, both depositing all along their
track large trunks of trees brought down from the
mountain,and kalo and sugar cane from the Waikapu
gardens. Unfortunately for the Brewer plantation,
the road waters, when they reached Kahului selected
the foundation of the Brewer plantation storehouse,
as the place of their exit They speedily under
mined the house and overthrew it, carrying some of
its contents into the sea and leaving a deep gulch of
quicksand where the bouse had stood. Near Kahu
lui is the great fish-pond of His Hawaiian Majesty,
called Kanaka, this was so filled up that it flowed
out into tbe sea and multitudes of fat amaama and
anae regained their liberty.
The track where the torrent flowed was a live
ly scene for a number of days crowds of carts and
drivers, timber cutters and kalo diggers, pack-oxen j
and pack-horses all gathering and bearing away the I
spoils. It is said the destruction at' Ukcmehame is '
even greater than at Waikapu, the kalo lands having
been 'so completely washed away that the inhabitants
will be obliged to remove to some more favored
NOTES OF THE WEEK.
Capt. Moore's Report. On our first page we
publish a portion of Capt Moore's report of his voy- j
age to the Caroline Group in the Morning Star, j
We intended to have inserted the whole in this num. j
ber, but found it so lengthy that the close of th;
article is deferred till next week. We regret that we j
are unable to accompany the text with tho fine j
sketches of islands, reefs, &c, which appear in the i
manuscript journal, and which add much to the '
interest. There are about twenty illustrations. It is J
impossible for any one to read this report, without j
coming to the conviction that any insurance company
which allows its acts in regard to a shipmaster of as i
much ability as Capt. Moore h'is proved himself to j
p ssi ss, to Le biassed by indeffiuite rumors or ground- i
less suspicions, must be guided in its affairs by a very ;
n irrow if not niggardly policy. The communication
from Mr. Castle, in another column, to which the
reader is referred, gives a full statement of the causes
of this proceeding. We have perhaps taken more ;
interest in this affair than we otherwise should, were .
not Capt Moore of our own brotherhood, having'
served his apprenticeship as a printer with Harper
and Bros, in New Tork. Afterwards he was editor
of a country newspaper, which he was obliged to
leave for a sea-life on account of weak eye-sight, since
which he has served one or two voyages on board a
whaleship, before taking command of the Morning
Election or Officers. Tbe Honolulu R;fles held
their annual election for the choice of company of
ficers on the 1st instant With but few exceptions
the old officers have been re-elected. The following
is a list as they now stand.
Com past ArpoixTMEvrs.
Captain, ..... r. Coadt.
First Lieutenant, - - - - J. 11. Brows.
Second, ---.. T. Sfexcek.
TMrl, " M. Bbowx.
Qr. Master, ... . c: Bbkwek 2d.
SurRcm, ... . ." . . HorricANS.
Orderly Sorgeant, .... F. L. Joxks.
ecn.l, " - . . . . vr. R. Seal.
Third, "... . F-Krcger.
Fourth, " - . . . . J. o. Castes.
Assistant Qr. Maste . . . j. Rrrsos.
First Corporal, .... a. Thomas.
8-conil, " g. K. Rawsox.
Thir.l, " ... II. Valkkb.
Fourth, " C. N. Spexceb.
Secretary, . . . . J. o. Carter.
Assistant do., - . . - P. C. Jones.
Capt. Cosdy, T.lents. J. II. Brown, T. Spencer, M. Brown,
Quarternristcr C. Rrewer, 2-1.
Color Sergeant, J. 0. Domisis ; Color Guard, E. P. Adams, F.
CorBT or Appeal Corporal Q. Thomas, Chairman ; Private
D. QnsLAS, Lieut. T. Spewer.
The Honolulu Rifles were never more in favor with
the public at large, than at present, and their organ
ization gives every indication of permanency and
The New Esplakade. The work of filling in that
ptrt of the wharf property which the government '
proposes to offer for lease in May, is now, under the
improved system adopted by the Superintendent of t
Public Works, going forward with rapidity. Rails :
have been laid from a staging projecting from the
wharf and extending in three different lines over the
space to be filled in; and instead of the old plan of
shoveling, and carrying in wheelbarrows, the mud j
cirs are now run off the bcows upon rails and their (
contents dumped at once t.n the spot intended. The
dredge is at work on the north side of the harbor, (
and the Pele finds constant employment in convey
ing the scows, laden with the rich alluvial wash of
the Nuuanu river, to the levee, where the cars are j
run on to the rails. It is, however, very questionable
whether the wharf lots will be finished in time for
the great sale which is (?) to come off in May, al
though the Superintendent has got everything con
nected with the work dredge, scows, prisoners and
all, in better working order than ever before, and
is taking out at present on au average, 200 cubio !
yards of mud per diem.
Elfxtiox at Ewa. At the election for Ewa on
Friday last, 450 votes were polled, being 60 less than
at the election in January last. The Independents
were on hand in such numbers and had so thoroughly i
canvassed the district, that the Ministerial candidate ;
did not appear, wisely concluding no doubt, as mnny
a military genius has done before him, that in some
fields " discretion is the better part of vVr," and
that an honorable retreat is sometimes to be preferred i
to an inglorious defeat. The following was the result
as declared at the close of the polls.
P. P Kiilama. (Independent,) 351
Mahi, " 93
Majority for Kalatna, 253
Mr. Kalama is one of the most intelligent natives
in the kingdom, has had the experience of several
years in the House of Representatives, and is well
posted up in political affairs, particularly in "war'
matters. The complexion of the House of Represen
tatives is not changed by this election, as the former
member elect was on the independent ticket Tbe
House stands, Independents IS, Ministerial 6, doubt
ful 7, total 26.
Axcbob axd Buot at Nawixiwtli. The owners
of the Excel, the favorite Kauai packet, have at their
own expense, placed an anchor and buoy on the reef
at Nawiliwili, which will prove of great convenience,
and perhaps a preventive of shipwreck, in coming to
and getting underway at that port during the stormy
season of the year. Thus our coasters, which pay a
license to government (for what protection from fili
busters?) are obliged themselves to make the requisite
harbor improvements in order that they may develop
he resources of the country. The anchor which has
been so long wanted at Eoloa is still to be furnished.
Peanuts. These nuts arc becoming quite common
n the islands, provided the soil is sufficiently mellow,
-.lie Chinese fruit-vendors have brought them into
iishion, and their supp'y comes from Lihue On Kauai.
2uite recently in taking an evening stroll through
: lotel street, our attention was attracted by sound
s of a gentle rain falling, though the sky was with
ut cloud, and on looking around for the cause, we
w that about everybody in the street was muncb
ng peanuts and that we were right opposite the
lomicile of a celestial who was driving a brisk trade
i parching and selling the same.
A Weather-Dog. On Friday morning last, about
alf aa hour after sunrise, our attention was called
o a bright spot under a large cloud lying about ten
degrees south of the sun. which presented the prin
ipal colors of the rainbow. No rain or showers ap
eared at the time and only a little wind. This phe-
omenon is sometimes seen at sea, and is called by
ailors a weather-dog or sun-dog. It is said to indi-'
ate stormy or windy weather, which in this instance
as proved correct, as the trade winds, accompanied
with rain, have been high siaee Coaday., j
' Lecture before the Lycecm. TIe whilom " Hono
lulu Debating Club, has taken the more fitting ti
tie of the Honolulu Lyceum. We mentioned some
time since that the lion. D. L. Gregg had consented
to deliver a lecture before the association, and it will
be seen by advertisement in to-day's paper that to
morrow evening is the time, and the Bethel the place
where the lecture will be delivered. The subject
chosen is one which may be supposed to particularly
interest our community "The position of alien resi
dents in foreign countries," and it is needless to say
that the well-known legal lore of the lecturer warrants
the expectation that some valuable hints will be
elicited. We learn that this will be but the first of a
series of lectures under the auspices of the Lyceum.
There is no lack of those in the community who are
ble and would no doubt readily consent to lecture
before the association at intervals daring the dull
season, and thus the members may get instruction
and at the same time interest the public in their a
Horse R.cisa. Thursday and Fridayof last week
were days of no little excitement among the lovers of
the turf generally, and the natives particularly. On
Thursday it became quite generally known that a race
was to come off on Waikiki plains between a well-
known horse belonging to Mr. M. M. Webster, and a
sorrel, owned by a native named Kaikainahaole, who
by the way is an enterprising young fellow, and owns
three Meats in the whaling business at Lahaina. Bets
ran high, and the natives staked large odds on the
nag of their countryman, and the result showed their
confidence was not misplaced, for the sorrel beat the
bay some two or three lengths. By some means, how.
ever, probably understood by those familiar with the
tricks of the race course, the affair was declared " no
race," and was run over on Friday. On this last oc
casion the sorrel again beat the bay, and s every
thing was declared fair, the native pocketed the
stakes, which we learn was $850 aside. The outside
betting, however, must have been to a large amount,
for the natives were offering heavy odds on their fa
vorite all over the field, and the display of gold which
they made was truly surprising to any one not ac
quainted with their habits of hoarding and the exci
tability of their natures. ,
The Humpback Seasox. The season for hump
back whales amongst these islands extends from Jan
uary to April. The four" or five whaling companies
at or near Lahaina have not as yet succeeded in
securing a whale, but a company of natives from
Honolulu stationed at Lahaina killed a cow and calf
there on the 1st of March, while a boat from the
Sharon, lying at anchor, captured the male which
was i n company. From Hilo, our correspondent gives
an account of the taking of a whale in that harbor by
the boats of the Dover. A school of these whales
were seen off the entrance of our harbor yesterday
morning, running fast to leeward, evidently g allied.
The iite Storm ox Kauai. On the night of the
19th ult the wind blew heavily from the southwest,
accompanied withlhunder and lightning. Several
private houses were blown down and others injured.
At Waimea the church was laid prostrate, andithat
at Koloa w.is unroofed. At Anahola a school house
was blown down. At Wailua Falls Mr. McBryde's
dwelling received ?me injury, and his store-house at
the beach was carried bodily into the surf and a part
washed upon the other side of the bay. But little
rain appears to have fallen during the blow, Waimea
only having been favored with a smart taw
at Lihue the fear was expressed that the cane crop"
would suffer from the drought
Bark Fanxt Major. Under the skillful com
mand of Capt. Paty, this packet has become a favo
rite, and though of less attractive Railing qualities
than her mate, the Yankee, follows close in the wake
of the latter. Her passages, both to and from the
coast, considering the season of the year, are first
rate. She made the run over to San Francisco in
seventeen days. The ITalama and St. JMaryg each
being twenty-four days. The St. Marys is probably
the fastest vessel in the American Navy. We com
mend the Major to the traveling public.
Oahu College. The friends of Oahu College will
regret to learn that George E. Beckwith, Esq., pro
fessor of Latin, &c, in that institution, is obliged by
ill health, to retire from it for a season. The Trus
. tees h ive granted him leave of absence, to v sit the
United States, and while there, to engage and send
out as soon as possible a professor of mathematics.
They have also expressed to Prof. Beckwith, in the
strongest terms, their high esteem for him as a man
and a teacher of languages.
Ice-Hocse axd Tce-Cart. We notice among the
importations per Eliza Sr Ella a Boston ice-house,
completely fitted with all the requisites for the storage
of ice, and ready to put up. Also in the same lot an
ice-cart, such as are seen any summer's day in the
cities of the Eastern States. They are for sale, we
learn, and the only thing a purchaser would require
to enable him at once to commence the business
a supply of ice !
Poi bv Machinery.- The application of machinery
to the manufacture of poi is a new idea, but has been
put into practical operation during the past week.
Mr. Andrew Auld, an old resident and ingenious me
chanic, ba constructed a machine which grinds up
the taro with a speed and to a consistency that as
tonishes the old f tshioned poi beaters, and will prob
ably work a revolution in the poi market
Commissioner for S. I. On Thursday, Jan. 7,
Judze BeMen of Indiana, was nominated by the
President of the United States to the Senate as Com
missioner for the Sandwich Islands, vice Hoa D. L.
Gearg, resigned. We see no confirmation by tbe
Senate of the appointment There were more than
one hundred applicants for the office.
Plants. The attention of amateur florists is called
to the sale of plants and fumitute at Dr'ord's resi
dence on Wednesday next. A variety of choice wbjJ
and red roses in bud and blossom, ana rave geraniums
and other plants will be found among the collection.
A very choice and sweet-toned piano will also be sold.
News The next foreign news now nearly due, will
probably be unusually interesting, if the attack on
Canton by the British forces took place as was antic
ipated. The Kalama may be looked for early next
week with the New York mail of Feb. 6.
Cricket. We learn that a match of cricket will be
played during the early part ft" next week, between
eleven players from H. B. M. S. Vixen and eleven
residents. Tents will be pitched and a lunch pro
vided. We understand that His Majesty has signified
his intention to be present.
New Bedford Packets. We understand that
Messrs. I. Howland & Co. of New Bedford, are build
ing a first class clipper ship of 1000 tons, to be the
first of a line of packet merchant ships to be engaged
in the freighting of oil and bone from Honolulu, and
provisions and ship stores from New Bedford.
Crowded out. A number of communications and
miscellaneous matter are unavoidably crowded out of
this issue. Our extracts of foreign news are for the
same reason, less full than usual.
The U. S. steamers Minnesota and San Jacinto,
and the sloops-of-war Levant and Portsmouth, were
t Hong Kong Nov. 15th.
Thanks. Capt. Paty and J. W. Sullivan will ac
cept our thanks for favors.
A correspondent of the Jllla under date of Feb. 8,
after setting forth the amount of flour shipped by the
Santa Cruz and the Panama, says: This is the
only heavy shipment you need look for. as there will
certainly not be over 10.000 barrels left in this whole
Territory; and if I'm not mistaken, you will have to
ship flour back before harvest Wheat is not to be
had for $2 25(92 50 per busheL .
Since the arrival of the Par.jma, flour has not
been as brisk as for a few days f revious. Sales have
been made at from $12 to $18. '': We doubt, however,
if buyers could be found for any quantity at over
12. Bacon We notice bat very little offering, the
principle portion left being in the hands of packers,
who will shin on tttir own account We quote it
worth 14 to 15c Batter, 85 to 4.0c. Eggs, 25 to
80o. Market report in th Standard, Hi tnst
Ma. Editor Gentlemen who alwTi , v .
they are being found fault with (whether T
acioosness of desert or not, often a. ,."eri
true the language of other people into ml''
which was newjntended or thought of. wk
wrote my convolution of last Mt v ' D I
aware as the gentlemeirof the FoWa-of H
lution quoted in last Saturday's issue ofStt
That resolution says that " whereas it iad3iatrt
codify our existing laws".therefore the "Co
are to prepare a eomplett Civil Coie"nA w"1
the Committee "had reconciled the two by red"!"
the large conclusion within the limits of the
preamble, or by stretching the preamble so u5
cover the conclusion, the public only know by ram
which I believe I stated correctly, and aa I had h
them from various quarters, though I, as n
the Polynesian, may be better informed. T .
that I also stated correctly the "general MntwA
that the Code " is prepared, and is to be submitted J
to the Legislature at its next session.' I wggeate
that it ought to be published at least six months W.
fore such submission, and when I did so, certainW
did not contemplate an adjournment of the next sea!
sion until September, to give time for doing what
took for granted everybody knew, the gOTemme
had neither means nor authority to do.
Further: it was precisely in " consideration
what I (not the public) knew to be tbe pr-
finished state of the work, as well as of the!
labor, attention and patience required to r
and " of the interruption the work suffers
death of the late Chief Justice," that I r
article the whole aim, intent and drift of t
to indicate not to the Polynesian but to)
bers of the next Legislature and the publ
treme impropriety, not to say absurdity o
to have the new Code vassed at the n
Perhaps, also, Mr. Editor, for I am not
I may have even deemed it competent fo:
to the Honorable the Commissioners themi
it would be better to report their work "
islature of 1858, as incomplete, than to ai
finish it in haste in time for the session, for'
of meeting public expectation ; when as I h
mated, and as I think, the most that the
of 1353 ought to do with it is to refer to tb
another Committee with instructions to e.
publish. If the Committee do not intend
to finish it before the session, and on that v
not pretend to information, my hint is on if
inrown away, ana win nurt no one unless theV'
what sensitive Polynesian, by some remarkable
ration of its ingenious fancy, contrives to feel hit SV
it . Youra.
- Quiem Sabi
The " Morning Star aad Capt. Mssre.
Mr. Editor : The statement in your paper takej
from the Friend, that positive and peremptorya.
ders" had beewpceived for Capt Moore to m'.gt
and proceafTrnmediately to Boston," seems to comer
the impression, that Capt Moore was ordered bona
to answer for some misdemeanor, or dereliction is
duty. The writer probably did not intend to convey
this impression. The fact is, Capt Moore was sot
ordered home. He was dismissed from the comm.inJ
of the Morning Star, and the kindest personal ftel.
ings were expressed towards him, and the agent hen
was requested to furnish him all neccessary funds to
return home to bis family. He can remain in tbi
Pacific as long as he chooses without violating any
orders, and is entitled, according to previous agree
ment to six months wages.
Capt Moore is certainly entitled to our sympathy
in this unexpected occurrence, which the under,
signed, in common with others in this community, to
The facts known in the case are briefly these:
The Morning Star, as is well known came neu
being lost on first leaving Boston, and it may U
owing to the superior judgment and skill of tht
captain that she was not lost; but this circurnstaDct
excited the fears and suspicions of those interested in
the vesrel, and unfavorable remarks were made by
Borne who pretended to be wise in such matters.
On her way the vessel put into Rio to repiir
fore-yard. This was thought to be necessary by th
captain, the mate and the carpenter. But tht
builder of the vessel, after hearing of the circumstan
ces, expressed a different opinion. The first officer,
for sufficient reasons, was discharged there with do
very kind feelings to the captain, and the second
officer put in his place. The mate returned to Bos
ton. A letter from Boston, written soon after hit
return, says, " the first mate of the Morning Stir
who left her at Rio Janeiro has returned home, and
has many a thing to say illustrative of his view of
Capt Moore's insufficiency for his post Of courst
we receive them with much allowance. I hear tht
insurers are dissatisfied with their bargain. Tbil
was written before the vessel arrived at these islands.
From these circumstances much anxiety wu
awakened for the vessel. It was hoped these anxie.
ties would be allayed after hearing of her safe arrival
here, and of her successful voyage to the Marqueoas,
But it seems they were not entirely so, for when tht
policy of insurance was out.aj was found extremely
difficult to get it renewed, and then only with tin
understanding that there should be a change in the
command of the vessel. Hence this step, in accord
ance with a previous agreement with the captain.
This is Capt Moore's first experience as com
mander of a vessel, at least for any length of time,
and, he has earned for himself a good reputntinn in
this part of the world.' It is to be hoped he will
carry this reputation with him wherever he goes, and
that his present trial will prepare him for greater
usefulness in his profession.
The undersigned know cf no " documents or let
ters" from the islands concerning Capt Moore which
would lead totyawSuange, but they know of several
written bvmemselves and others which would l
likely to have the contrary effect
E. W. flAHK.
& N. Castle
Ha, February 22d, 18"8.
Mr. Editor --Sir, On the 17th int., I notified
yon of the arrival of the bark Dover, of New London,
at this port from New Zealand, with 1200 bbk oil.
The strong southwest winds which have been prevail
ing for the past few days are probably defainine ths
ships. An event has occurred here which will snpplj
food for the village gossips for some time to crnne:
On FUtnnlav- th 90fh inat.. two hnmrtback whaV
Daid a visit to our bay. (which at this season of the
year is a common occurrence) and for some length of
time disported themselves in such undisturbed q'
as to arouse the sanguinary ire of the Dove r't mft
who ordered the boats to be lowered and mnnned,
and. war to be waged against the intruding sninmls.
Chase was immediately given by three of the sh'P '
boats. Capt Jeffrey, who was ashore at the time,
was too old a warrior to let such work go hy witht
having a hand in it. Having no boat ashore, for
ever, he took a canoe and thus reached one of tn
boats into the head of which he stationed himself.
In a few m wncnts the cry went up ashore thst the
mate was fast to one, and directly afterwards the
captain and third mate were last to we
animal. The first soon received its coup dt graft,
and but for one of those accidents wbioh frequently
fall to the luck of whalemen, the other, hain rm
ceived two or three lances, wonld doubtless h
fallen an easy prey. The animal, writhing under the
wounds it had already got, made -a sadden brf
which freed itself from one of the irons, the wh
being hauled into the boat again, came athwsrt
remaining fast line and cut that sufficiently to eo
it to part, and thus make the monster once more
enfranchised subject of Father Neptune. Th
again chased for some length of time it w .sevidfr. 7
too much incensed at the late treatment it M
with to suffer a boat to approach within dartin
tance, and at length the pursuit was bfndo"ed,J
the attention of the boats turned to towing the
whale to the ship. - 1 mmtnce
The operation of cutting in the w1"?
this morning, and but few of the ,'.ln8.w, 'it
the opportunity to pass by '"w,tDJh,; for a
Ton may faicy, but it would be Pl,
to depict, the excitement on shre during tse u
the whales were being chased. . n