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Wednesday ErEirirra, mat aa, ism.
We hare to unwnct tha arrlrai of the packet bark Fanny
a Thursday hat, Una Ban Francisco, with a fair freight
oa a a naabcr of passengers. Dates are to the 4th InsC,
. feooi 8m franctsca, and Emm New Tork to the 6th of AprO.
We firs below a full and carefully prepared report of the Call-1
ferai markets, which win be found particularly interesting.
The decline in sugar sad floor, which is reported, hi undoubtedly
eamg to the eummuua shipment of those articles from Sew
The Missionary packet Mominy Star followed closely after
the F ana Majar, and Is now undergoinc thorough repairs.
The Abb. Gauss Company's ship Join Marshmtl made her ap
salami this morning-, hSTinj- made the passage from J arris
Iaand la IS days. Bhe brines COO toes of guano, which was
Isaded at the island In lees than 20 days including the time
aensiani il in placing boors and other prrparaUons.
'.Trade has saipimed cnwideraMy since ear but, and some
battle to Dotfcsablo about the streets. We learn that three tc
Mia are on their way to this port from Germany with full aasort
ad earroea, which rtn make the Importations from that quarter
anassosily heavy this J ear.
. The Fmnnp Major has engaged a foil return freight, and win
all shoot Jane Sen.
VLOrE as st auction of 60 brla Uazan, inferior, at $10 I
Ss traaasettoaa la Hawaiian, and the market is very nn-
OATS The Importations sf oats and barley, per Fanny Afo-
)mr, amount to 498 bags, a good portion eg which has been sold
SA3e per bV
SCO IE A entail lot of crashed earn to hand, per Tanny
Mmjr. bat the stock of that description Is small. We bear of I
ao sales of domestic raw.
UQCOKS Saks at aacdoej of whisky in kegs, at 87J per
BagQtrg Importations, per Fmtay Major. ISO M. The
saartit Is aboRdaatly supplied.
tXMBEA The market is rather overstocked' at present, and
Jobbing at rates not remunerative. Three more cargoes are
aspeeted next month. We quote hoards and assorted scantling
at taC$3, Jobbing sales s pickets la abundance at 3c
KXCUA50E On the East may be had at par on Saa Froa-
tjy rRjycisco markets May a, ism.
Our advices from Baa Francisca up to the 34 of May, report
the markets as glutted with almost every description of goods.
A large cumber of ships wers doe from foreign porta. We no
lice a lare decline in the price of su?ar and flour. The amount
af sugar and floor on the way out from the States was very
large, at least 24.000 bbhv of each article. Several cargoes of
raw sugar wers also known to be on the way from East Indian
porta, which would cause a grasw decline, and it to probable that
bbs pries of sugar In Pan Franriaen, after the month of June,
arm rote eery low - probably S to 10c r raw, and 12 to 15e lor
. We give the totrst and most reliable quotations found la our
exchanges op to the sailing of the packet.
Bcgab Bales of finest Ch!a So. l,l&2134e; Sandwich 11
aada Ka. 1, 13c. So. 2, jc
Floct A sale at aoctioa of 1900 bbis Bakall and Gallr-o at
U SOU $12 75. The same 14 Jobbing at $13 50 tS f 14.
Cky brands beki at (13 B $14, acoiing to qoatity.
sUrs The stock was heay, and asks are reportnl at i TS
m $ 60 f 100 lbs.
r Boar Sales 4 American at Se St Sc.
Dsns Anus-Sales cf fair quality at Sjc sS Src
Corral Sales of J0,0CO It Bfc., May 1st, at 13c V lb.
BaBUT and oats wers in great supply. .Sales at 1J AT lie
Bams bags of barley were sbfOt being exported to Mel
bourne by the Whatrkerr.
PoTATors The market overstocked with Irish and tweet.
.TXW BEDFORD OIL MARKET tYssk ending March 29.
Braut On The market for Sperm has been quiet since our
last, bat firm. The sales lor the wvek embrace 75 bMa, at 126c;
M ohto. at l iftfe It gallon, and 80 bbis at a price not transpired.
WaaLS We notice a farther advance in Vi hale, with a good
demand. The transactiona tut the wee indude sales of 1400
Mm. In parcels at 60c Also, 200 hbls Iiark and Inferior at 50
SSS Jc sy gailoa.
' Waaxravrrt" Bales for the week. 4000 Jba Northwest at 70c
Also, At.OtO Its Ocbotsk and S0C0 Jbs Konhwest upon private
tens. A. H- Shifting List.
tVATEST DATES, reeolreel at thl OsBce.
Panama, N. G.
Hew Turk - -London
May 3 I Paris ..... Mar. 19
April 30 I Ilont-kong ... Jan. 28
April 6 M IhourocN. 3. W Jan. 27
Mar- 20 I Tahiti ..... Mar. 2
- Ship Mails.
For Sax Fsajktsco - per Fanny Major. Jane 1.
PORT Or ZZOZIOZaTJZtTJ. zx. z.
May 20 Am Miss packet Morrrng Star, Johnson, 13 days from
Sch Kamehameha IT. GuHck, from Kohato.
J Br ach Alice, from sea. leaking. -
Zi ch Kionolr, frm Kona, HawaiL
2 Feb Maris, Molt -no, from Maui.
23 ich EaCfl, Antonio, fmm Kauai.
at fch Moikeiki. fmm Kahului.
26 Am mer sh John Maraball, Pendleton, IS Us fin J arris
26 aloup I as nut, fm lahalna.
Cay CI fch Kanooi. for tahaina,
31 M.p Luika. I t Kauai.
. a 4 ch Mmkeibi. HaIL. f r Kaholni.
TS rck Maria, Mokenn, for Lahiuna.
25 eh Etctl. Antnnin, fr Kauai. .
15 eVh Kinnole. lur Kotia. Hawaii.
26 ih Kaat Maui, for porta oo the main.
26 6ch Kamehameha IT, Gulick. for Kohala.
KsruBT or tnr Sons Max? ball, mow Jabtis burs-
Laft HicouUb so the afternoon of February 27. Had pleasant
weather fcrtwo weeks winds easterly. March 12, passed to the
westward of Christmas Island fell to the toward on account of
wsstrrty current, and had to beat ap. lid not reach J arris
Island aotil the Slat f Marrh- On the Slst, at 7 P. 31 an
chored oft the south west point la 15 fathoms water, with 75
faihnens chain. On the 3d of April, placed moorings a hanre
anchor of five thousand pounds la 35 fathoms water, with 60
' mthoms chain. Laid until the 8th of May, during which time
discharged all her cargo. Including 20 tons coals, provisions
aad water few the men fbr three months. Erected the buildings
took on board 400 tons guano, leavicg on the island Mr. Chas.
R. Jadd and 23 aen started tor Hoootutu May 8th, and arrived
ea the 2Stb IS Jays passage winds E.X.B.
Extrac. of a Irttrr from Mr. C. II. Judd t Monday, April
4th, the Bln gaew, a cUppr whaler. Captain If ye, came
close ha to the Island, and I went on hoard. Ehe was months
fmm Xew Bedlbrd, bound to the westward, whaling. Capt- Nye
haw 200 barrels ayerm. He said be thought he might stop at
Jsay yitacfcrt. I gave him kk eggs when he came on shore.
.13s said he could bring the John Marihaii and anchor ber off
BAsobt or Bata Mobttto Stab, raoa MAJtqmAS. Left
Canssala March 19. During the first ten days encountered 8.
aV gaits which drove us to the westwsrd of our usual cnurse.
sfarvh 29, crossed the line in long. 152 3 W, nearly 2 degrees
wast sf Cap. Moore's track on the previous voyage. Easterly
"Wtoda prevaiUng, we had a dead beat of three or four weeks,
"tasking bat from 20 to 30 miles per day on our course. It is
I ted that perhaps s shorter route aught be found to
was by way of the northern variables, in order to first
, fat the i ii eramry easting and then ran down through the trades.
' AprO Zl, arrived at Bivaoa, 36 lays from Itonolulo. Left Ha
aaahl Bay May T. at 4, r. an-1 after a pleasant passage of 13
ays arrived at Honolulu, Thursday noon. May 20.
. VESSELS IX P O RT-M A T 19.
- . - Asa. ship John Marshall. Prndletee.
Aflss. packet Morning Star. Brown.
Anv bark Fanny Major, Paty.
John Toana, repairing.
' . Sea Dolphin Seh Warwick.
cSloop Laaoai 8ch Daalilio, repairing.
Veawla Ezactsl frame Fw-reiga Parts.
The Aa erlprer bark Sfelita, of B. A. Pierce's line, was
to sail from Boston ft Hoaeiula direct, Feb. 20, and will be doe
bare Jane 29, with mevchandisa to B. W. Field.
Te clipper seh Tsquern, SeweO, fmm Melbourne fbr Ban
fraii sinn, will be doc here about Jane 15.
Danish hark Cam! ace was to sail from Ilambarg In April,
lr merchandrje H. Hackfeld tc Co. doe here in Ancust.
. Tae schooner UaoHbo win he doe from Ban Francisco about
. as M, aad till probably bring tbs tr - ' of April 20th and
til Fbasobco per Fanny Major. May 20 Har and
oats. 25 cases mdse. 1 bar steel. 6 sheets won, 15 casks sand, 3
cases bales mdse, 2 bxs citron, 10 hf bxs raisins, 15 tins crack,
sra, 1 keg eherse, 11 bases shoes, 24 cases mdse, 2 bales 6 cases
S pkgs ssdse, U cases mdse, 100 kegs whbky, Sth cask brand v,
cases bitters. 4 bags corks, 7 bxs aodse, 10,000 ft siding-, 6.000
annsg. ivajm eaingiea, aw oags potatoes, si ban oats. 1 nx
1 flask. 17pkgs mdse, a cases opium. 20 hf bbis crush.
tot at rruu trees aoaptsnts, l gas machine. 4 bbis ro.
leas tamMers.1 woolen shawl. kH of oats and barter. 1
Oalltcnla cheese. 1 ease saddles, SO nieces duck, l mk
iwcr pots. Oregon hams, Lyon s ale, pie froits, etc, 2 packages
r t e Fas aa ton per Fanny Major, May 20 Judge J
77 ldro" n C CiaaantosinniT, lady and sob. Afrs J B Von pfts-
-r- raJ 2 cL res, Xir M II liale. atdy and daagbter, Cant J
i,I1P 'm ' K Llopkins, C A Pitcher, Fred Low, Joan
hJ ZCJor, B IT-
-' - eoMmmn.
-mZi- r r y fWtasars 3 Barring,
sri, J US, U U I xLt, a J ea week.
jAr-C -r Hay Si T 17 rrees, Achew, and
From Laaaisa per Maria, May 2324 cords firewood, 6
bote Irish potatoes, 20 hides.
from Kahtlci per Muikeiki, May 2420 bndls poi, 25 kegs
sugar, IS bbis molasses, 2 kegs batter, 5 hides, 20 bndls goat
For Lahaisa per Maria. May 252800 feet lumber, 4 bbis
salmon, 100 pkgs mdse, (0 coils rope.
In Honolulu, May 24, by Her. 8. C. Damon, Mr. Hebt
Bams, of lilioe, Kanal, to Miss A. Mamxa Ad alb aid S hlskfs'
Avril ft, at Kalsas Plain, Washington Territory, Mr. Cbarlbs
Jambs Bibo, of Kalsas Plain, to Miss Elizabeth Vox PrwTEBof
Honolulu, by Eer. Dr. McCarty.
In Ban Francisco, April 26, 1. P. Iscou, a native of Boston,
Mass., aged 26 a brother of X. L. Ingots, of Honolulu.
In East Boston, March 0th, Cbablotts Mabia, wife of Chas.
F. Uosjey, and daughter of the hue James A lb earn, Esq., for
merly of Kantucket, 41 years, t months.
Thy pilgrimage ended, thy sufferings o'er.
Thou hast slept and awakened on yonder bright shore ;
Thy body of earth thoa hast left for the and.
Thy spirit's fled npward, to be with tby God !
Fare the well ! we shall mUi thee while here we may dwell;
But sweet angvis whisper, with ther it is well ;
Then let as not sorrow our loss is her gain ;
May we np and be doing," and grieve without pain.
Thou hast left ns 44 thy darling" a hod from the stem ;
We will nurture ber kindly this heavenly gem
Moat watchful we'll guard K till Jesus snail call
For more of his Jewels ; well give them up all. E. BogTOjr.
THURSDAY, MAY 26.
Birth sfa Priace.
Tbs event of last week, and we may Bay of the
year 1853, in Honolulu, was the birth, on Thurs
day evening at about ten minutes past 6 o'clock,
of an heir to the throne of these islands. A
royal salute from Punchbowl Fort immediately
announced to the expecting public the welcome
intelligence that ller Majesty had been safely
delivered of a son.
At an early hour on Friday flags and streamers
were displayed from every staff in town, in honor
of the auspicious events During the forenoon,
the foreign Consuls paid their resject8 to His
Majesty, when A. P. Everett, Iiq., Connul for
Chili, presented an appropriate addrtts. Imme
diately after these came the government employees
and officials, headed by "Warren Goodale, Esq.,
the Collector-General, who also congratulated
His Majesty in a short and feeling speech.
The propriety of the citizens paying their
respects and offering their congratulations to His
Majesty on the happy occasion, having been sug
gested by some of our leading merchants, it was
immediately resolved to go in procession. At 12
o'clock noon, by unanimous consent, the stores
and places of business were universally closed,
and the remainder of the day was kpt as a holi
day quite generally. At 3 o'clock P. M., a large
number of the foreign residents met at the foot of
Kaahumanu street, and escorted by the Honolulu
Rifles, (who, on this occasion, turned out thirty
five rifles) marched in procession to the Palace.
Foremost in the procession were the clergymen of
the American Mission, bearing a handsome copy
of the Holy Scriptures, intended by the citizens
as an appropriate present to the Young Prince.
On arriving at the Palace, the troops, native and
foreign, were drawn up on either side of the en
trance, while the citizens passed in to the large
reception room at the east end of the building,
which was at once crowded to overflowing. At
twenty minutes past 3, His Majesty the King ap
peared in the veranda of the Palace and in an
swer to a congratulatory address from Prince L.
Kamehameha, on behalf of the soldiery, remarked
as follows :
Pbiscb ad SoLircB3 : The expressions of loyalty you have
Just uttered, are very welcome to me. There is no tie between
the bead of a government an'l his trm-p like that of mctual
good wishes and a common ohjT. Such exists betwern as, and
may it never cease to exist. So kg as it does, we have nothing
to fear from one another, but everything to hope. In the
Queen's name, and that of our infaut son, I thank you kindly for
your generous wiabes.
His Majesty then entered the eastern reception
room, which, as we have said, was crowded with
the foreign residents, without respect of creed or
nation. Abner Pratt, Esq., U. S. Consul, address
ing the King, spoke as follows :
Tors Majesty : For myself, and in behalf of the higlily
respectable body of foreigners he;e reent, and who r-iae at
the seat of your national eovemment, I tenueryoa,and through
you to your native suhj-cts. our most heartfelt conzratulatinus
oo the birth of a lloyal Son, aod the comfortable condition of the
fortunate snd happy Mother. May that Son long live,
and prove an invaluable blessing to his race, by the al.
tion of that liberal and enlightened course, now so aisely
pursued by his Koyal Father, in supporting those great
fundamental principles of morality and religion, which roust
ever constitute the only safe f tula tion of a rationxl civil
government t in building up and permanently establishing
primary schools, and other educational institutions, the only
broad basis of human intelligence among the mauea of any pen.
pie ; and in fostering industry, ariculiure and commerce, the
great and true sources of your national wealth ami your na
tional proaiierity, until the inhabitants of this bfauiiful croup of
islands, your nat-ooal domain, shall txport and import millions
annually, and until your nation il government shall stand firndy
npon a Exiting with the most Uvured and eulightened nations of
At the conclusion of Mr. Pratt's remarks, the
Ber. S. C. Damon, Seamen's Chaplain of this
city, presented a splendidly gilt copy of the Holy
Bible, addressing the King as follows :
SiBB: The announcement, last evening, of the birth of a
Prince, was hailed with marked mamd-stations of joy by all
elaoses in this community, but among none with more pk asiire
than the f reiirn mi lenta. We have embraced the very earliest
opTtuxiity that propriety aff'irded tor tendering your Majesty
and your illaatrious Contort our unfeigned Congratulations upon
this Joyful reaeiuu. As a tuiuhk' expression of our sympathy,
we designed to have iuroUbu the Koyal Nursery with an article
of furuiture, hat Irarned when ton late that your tfwiurhtfulm-ss
had anticipated our plan. In this dilemma it ws HU-rvted
that no more appropriate token could be presented the ycung
Prince than Uie Sacred Volume, which 1 now present, in the
name of the ftireien residents of Ilooolulu. bhoulil our II-avenly
Father permit him to live ami become your successor, (.-ilihnuch
our earnest praver is that that day may be far distant.) may his
mind be early imbued with Bible principles and the grmt truths
of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I need not remind your Msji sty
what those iwinclples and truth are, or bow essential to hji
government and the well-hem;; of society, for we have not for
gotten your eVquent reroarWs and noble sentiments as expressed
in the reply .f your Majesty when presented with a Bible hy the
American ilible Sjciety one year ago. Should your Royal Son
be instructed in those principles, he will be fitted to coti'.iuct, in
a manner worthy a Prince, and rule worthy a Kin jr. in due
time let him be reminded of that prayer oft-red by Ki'i k Solo
mon when ascending the throne of lavid. and the Uod of Israel
may grant him those inestimable hut unaaked blessings which
will render your line illustrious and long perpetuated.
. His Majesty, addressing himself to the Rev.
Mr. Damon and the clergy who stood near, said :
GffTLEW(X : F-ir your valuable present allow me to thank
you, in tlie name of my son, whose a i vent into this life has been
greeted so kindly, so heartily, by the community at Urjre, but by
none more sincerHy or with more arlent wL-hes for his real hap
piness than by yourselves of th:it I am sure. The birth of the
young Prince has placed me io a relatiotmhip to which I have
hitherto been a stranger, and it has imposed upon me new
responsibilities. I trust that In my conduct towards him
throughout my life, I may remember the particular offering
wnicn your anccuon oeeniea most proper ; and that as this Bi
ble is one of my boy's first possessions, so its contents may be
the longest remembered. In the Queen's name and my own I
thank yon, and it shall be the task of both of us to teach our
first-iorn child to kindly regard you.
Then turning to the American Consul, he
GssTLrMKV AXB FbieD3 : I receive your congratulations on
this occasion with mixed feelines of pleasure and pride. I take
pleasure in knowing that the event which lias given so much
happiness in my own domestic circle, has caused pleasure in this
whole community, and brought to my house these unmistakable
marks of sympathy and good will 5 and I cannot but feel pride
at such a time as this, in knowing that my first-born child, the
destined heir to the position I now occupy, enters the world
amidst your hearty acclamations. I thank you for those ex
pressions towards the Queen and myself, which are reiterations
of feelings often expressed, and more often manifested than ex
pressed, but which come doubly welcome at a time when every
parent's heart has a yearning for sympathy. Gentlemen, you
see me a proud father, and by these manifestations of your love
for me and mine, you make me a proud King. Such occasions
as these make a throne worthy of any man's envy, whilst the
feelings uppermct in my heart will establish and seal from this
time forth a new tie between me and every man who, like my
self, can say he has a child.
During the delivery of the foregoing replies,
which it will be observed are very happily word-
ed, the King evinced a degree of emotion, which,
while it proved that the heart of the man was
deeply stirred in the bcsoui of the King, by the
spontaneous expression of the public sympathy
with bis domestic happiness, at the same time
caused him to appear more than ever a Prince.
It is occasions like these that test our human
ity, and bring out those latent sensibilities of the
heart, the manifestations of which are alike hon
orable in the peasant and the King. And we are
confident that we speak the sentiments of the en
tire foreign community, when we assert that,
aside fromlhe respect due to the sovereign ruler
of the country, Kamehameha IV. has ever in
spired tde warmest admiration and the highest
re wt for his qualities as a man and a gentle
man. But the demonstration of Friday; was a
sino-ular and tleasinz proof that, however much
the public may disapprove the policy of Mm isters
in the administration of government, His Majesty
and the Royal Family are ever the objects of the
most loyal affection and esteem, which only re
quires a suitable occasion to become apparent.
After, the foreign residents had retired the
Honolulu Rifles, (which on this occasion looked
remarkably well) filed through the reception
room, as did several bixlies of native troops. Af
ter drinking the health of the new born Prince,
at a table amply supplied with refreshments, the
company departed, pleased with themselves, and
imbued with new sentiments of esteem for their
Royal Host. Long live the Royal Family of
Torchlight Deaaaastraf af Amrrlcnas. .
Pursuant to a very short notice issued on Tues
day afternoon, a large concourse of American cit
izens assembled in the evening of that day at the
residence of Thomas Spencer, Esq., and at 8
o'clock formed in procession, and, carrying torch
lights, preceded by a band of music, marched to
the residence of the Hon. David L. Gregg, late
Commissioner of the United States. Hon. James
W. Borden, the new Commissioner, is also a
guest of Mr. Gregg, and thus the occasion was
! made doubly interesting to American residents in
i tendering at the same time their farewell to Mr.
Gregg as their representative, together with their
hearty appreciation of his qualities as a man and
a Commissioner, while they extended a cordial
welcome to his successor.
On the appearance of the Ex-Commissioner on
the veranda, three cheers were given with good
emphasis for the Hon. David L. Gregg. Barnum
"W. Field, Esq., then stepped forward and ad
dressed Mr. Gregg as follows :
Mr. Grejre: The American citizens of Honolulu
having learned that you had this d.ty delivered up
the Portfolio of the American Legation to a gentle
man recently arrived from the United States, by ap
pointment of the present administration, could not
resisit their inclination to call upon you for the pur
J pose of expressing their full approval of your CMirse
.' of conduct ns the representative of the American Gov
ernment at the Stndwich Islanda, Your fidelity to
the American Union during your four and a half
: years residence at Honolulu as United States Com
. mi.asioner, has won the admiration of all in the com
' munity who pride themselves in their birth as Amer
icans, and it has always been a source of great plea-
sure to your countrymen at these islands to witness
the teal manifested hy you in disseminating their
national principles and in keeping them, at all times,
aware of their duty to their nation while absent.
As an American, you have never leen found want
ing, and most sincerely do we accord to you the honor
of fidelity to the land of yonr birth. In remcmbcr-
in and celebrating our national holidays you have
not only led ns as the representative of our country,
, but joined with us as a private citizen, doing all in
your power to impress npon our minds the occasion
of the day commemorated. Our best wish to you is,
that whatever situation in life you niay hereafter oc
cupy you may infuse as warm a sentiment of esteem
in the breasts of your fellow citizens as you have dene
In your official intercourse with the Hawaiian Gov
ernment your course has been snch that the interests
of the American residents have been promoted. To
the commercial interests your aid has always been
promptly rendered, and the American citizen who
has cla'med your protection has ever found in you a
ready champion for his rights. Consequent upon all
this, you merit our unbounded thanks and uios-t sin
cerely do we tender them.
As the representative t.f the United States we shall
always remember you for your devotion and zeal. Of
this, sir, be well assured. To -ou, as a friend and
private citizen, we can but express our deepest rejrret
at the slightest indication that we may soon lose you
from our mMst, but in this, perhaps, we are prema
ture. At any rate, you, your yood wife anil children
have our best wishes fir your prosperity and happi
ness, in whatever clime you may be placed.
Mr. Gregg replied nearly as follows :
Friends and fellow countrymen : Allow me to re
turn you my most sincere thanks for this very flat
tering demonstration of y ur esteem and kind regards
and for the still more flatterinir wonln which you have
addressed to me through Mr. Field. This is certainly
a surprize, but a very agreeable one, for to know that
I retire from ( flicial life with your plaudits of appro
bation is a consideration which, wander where I ni ty,
whatever be my lot, I shall ever cherish ns one of the
happiest recollections of my life. But having simply
done my duty towards my countrymen in so far as I
may have been called to act In my official capacity, I
cannot but think that the warm commendations you
have been pleased to bestow npon nie have been all
undeserved. But, gentlemen, I thank you again most
sincerely. Words are wanting in which to express
the fee'ings of my heart. '1 o-day, I am no longer
your Commissioner, and my official connection with
you ceases from henceforth, but the remembrance of
this night's cordial approval of my course among you
will always be remembered with pride aud sat is fic
tion. Mr. Gregg's speech was listened to with marked
attention anil greeted with frequent cheers, and
at its conclusion he introduced to the audience
the Hon. James VT. Borden, U. S. Commissioner.
Mr. B. W. Field addressed Mr. Borden as fol
Mr. Borden : In behalf of the American residents
here congregated, I greet you and bid you welcome.
And in welcoming you permit me to say, that the
complimentary mention of you by Mr. Gregg this eve
ning is the best credential that we could wish in this
presentation. 1 ou win nna in the American com
munity f the Hawaiian Islands many elements, but
be assured that they are all Union men, and you will
ever find them true to their nation. May the mantle
that has this day fallen upon you, be worn with the
same grace as by your predecessor, and may yonr res
idence amongst us be a pleasing and happy one for
yourself and family. We welcome you.
Judge Borden in coming forward was greeted
with hearty cheers. He observed
That as far as the visit could be considered as a
mark of respect to him, he sincerely thanked his
assembled countrymen. The courtesies and many
kind attentions extended to himself and family during
the few days they had been in the city, fully justified
the woria-wme reputation which the citizens of
Honolulu had gained for hospitality and every social
virtue. The reports had not been exatrzerated : in
fact, :he half had not been told him. He was truly
grateful for the friendly greetings with which his
arrival among them had been received, and he hoped
that while he had the honor to reside here as Com
missioner of the United States, nothine would ever
occur that should tend to mar the friendly relations
commenced under such favorable auspices. He was
now the guest of Mr. Gregg, and he fully agreed
with Mr. Field in all he had said of that gentleman.
He hoped that he should be so fortunate as to main
tain as fully the rights of his fellow citizens, as had
been done by his predecessor, if not with so much
ability. He remarked that he observed with pleasure
this demonstration of respect for Mr. Gregg, as it
showed conclusively that they were not disposed to
forget former friends even when their terra of office
had expired. Mr. Gregg he observed, if he chose to
return to his native state, would at once be offered
the honorable position of one of its representatives
in the councils of the nation, as an annrecintinn
of his abilities as a statesman. But he hoped that
circumstances would be such that we would long con
tinue to greet Mr. Gregg in that social cire'e of which
he was so estimable a member. In concluding his
remarks, Mr. Borden said he should always be most
happy to meet his countrymen at all times, either
individually or collectively, and to render them any
service which might lay in his power.
We regret that we are unable to give at more
length the eloquent extempore remarks which
were made by both the distinguished gentlemen,
but our reporter hints at the difficulty of taking
notes on the crown of one's hat by the flickering
light of a torch. Moreover, in the middle of one
of the speeches a false alarm of fire was given,
and an excited fireman, in his frantic efforts to
get out of the crowd, upset both our reporter's
notes and his equilibrium. "
Considering the fact that the whole was a per
fectly impromtu affair, it having only been sug
gested at a late hour in the afternoon, the de
monstration of Tuesday evening was both credit
able to those gentlemen who were prominent in
originating and carrying it on, and highly com
plimentary to the distinguished recipients of those
honors which their countrymen delighted to
Praiseworthy. It having become desirable to re
move a sick resident trom hws to uonoiuiu, last
week, the government very kindly loaned the Pele,
free of charge, for that purpose.
Preaeatatlaa mt lle 17. 8. Cwaamiaalwaer.
On Tuesday last, Hon. D. L. Gregg waited on
His Majesty for the purpose of presenting his
successor, as Commissioner of the United States,
the Hon. James TV. Borden, on which occasion
the following addresses and replies were made.
Mr. Gregg commenced by saying :
He was expressly instructed to renew, in taklnir leave of His
Majeoty's Government, the assurances of friendship 00 the part
of the I nited Mates towards the Hawaiian Kinpriom. He had
great pleasure in doing this, on account of the friendly relations
subsisting between the two countries, and because it affurled
him a fit opportunity of making; his acknowledmnentt for the
kindness with which he had been uniformly treated during his
omciai residence at Honolulu.
Having congratulated His Majesty upon the
happy advent of the young Prince of Hawaii, he
alluded in complimentary terms to Mr. Borden,
and concluded by presenting him as Commissioner
of the United States.
nis Majesty replied to Mr. Gregg :
He had heard, with the greatest satisfaction, the renewed as
surances of front will he had been Instructed to make on the part
or we uovernment or the I nited States. That after so lone a
, continuance of favor and encouratrement as had been enjoyed hy
the people aod government of Hawaii, without any interruption
or tnese amicable relations, of which thy are at the same time
tne result and evidence, it was impossible to doubt what would
be the future policy of the United Ptat-s In Mmnl to these Isl
ands. He complimented Mr. Oreeg upon the fact that after pro
tecting the rights of American citizens for more than four years.
be resigned his honorable office at a time when the feeling of
good will between the two countries was perhaps more apparent
ana active than at any previous period. He armoured this In
no small degree, to the curtesy or Mr. Oreirg. and his belief in
the good faith of the country to which he was accredited.
The King thanked Jlr. Cnge for his expression of acknowl
edgements for the courtesies he had received, ami vished him to
bHieve that they had not, after all, been equal to the desire en
tertained by him, and every member of his government, to make
his position, and that of his family, aereeable, and spoke of the
pleasure having been mntoal. the part taken by the Commis
sioner and his family having added greatly to the enjoyments of
His Majesty thanked lr. Orepg for tl.e kind expressions he
had made nse of In alluding to the young Prince ; and. In eon
elusion, declared his belief in view of the known good will of the
Government of the United States, that the new Commissioner
wonld endeavor to cement, although he could hardly add to, the
f-elings of amity existing between the two countries at the time
or Mr. tJregg's retiring from office.
Mr. Borden then addressed the King :
ne assured him of the anHritnde felt on the part of the United
States for the stability of Hawaiian institutions, and the ad
vancement and prosperity of the Hawaiian people. Referring
to his predecessor, he raid he hoied he micht be fortunate
enonch to equal him In the discharge of the duties of his new
position. No one had a greater respect than himself for Ills
Majesty, or a more nl?nt dwire to perpetuate the friendly rela
tions existing brtw-en the United States and the Hawaiian
Kingdom. On all proper occasions, he should zealously une his
best exertions to promote the mutual welfiire of both countries.
In so doing, he should best discharge his duty and secure the
approbation of the President. He then concluded by offering
his congmtulutions upon the birth of the rrmce Koyal.
The King replied to Mr. Borden :
He assured him that too many instances had been given hy
the people anil Government of the Uni.ed States of sympathy
for Uiis country, to allow of any question as to the course they
would hereafter pursue towards these Islands. He felt satisfied
that no interruption of the friendlv relations now existing could
occur so tongas these f'-elint existed on the part of the Govern
ment reiiresented by Mr. Bonln, and he, ft he King.t his Gov
ernment ami people, were sensible of lKtst obligation, and able
to appreciate the further advnntiiges to he derived from the
rnpnort and countenance of so great a nation as the United
Mrs. Borden was then presented to His Majesty
by the Minister of Foreign Relations. Mrs.
rogg, Miss Miller, Mrs. Pratt, the French Cora-
liissioner, and the American Consul were present
at the Palace.
Visit of the Clersv to the U. S. Commia-
1 On Friday List, after the visit of the citizens
H the Palace, the members of the Hawaiian
Evangelical Association called npon the Hon.
Jjjmes TV. B.irden, the newly arrived Commis
fflfner of the United States, and in a body paid
tlieir respects to him. Rev. Dr. Armstrong,
President of the Hawaiian Board of Education,
addressed the Commissioner in a short but appro
priate speech, to which Judge Borden replied
nearly as follows :
He thanked the eleiMrv for this mnrk of respect In calling upon
Mm In a body n the Protestant Clerical Association of these
islands. It afforded hfin great pleasnre to mH th-m, and he
ext'.-n'IH to them a cordial eleome now, nnd hoped th-t when
ever business fT pleasure should asmin call them to Honolulu,
they would mil npnn him. n should nlwnys be hnppy to
render them in h's ofPeinl cnpscltv any service whirh mirht he
In his power. Il ohsrvd that many of tb' m had hen lonir
absent from th-ir nnrfre h'-me ffnr h remarked th.it they still
cnl'ed Americn by thnt endear'ng title) and perhnp vrmH never
return ? hut they were not f.-rrrotten there. Their friends often
strt their kind thonrMs and good wishrs. and h" might add,
the'r pra vrs, nfVr them for the success of their labors.
ne hid pirn" to the Islands simplv to nTeesent the United
St-ites at the nnwalinn t 'onrt. but he h-ped that no net or word
of his. dnring his residence here, whether offlelil or otherwise,
would fend to r-tf rd or in any imnner oppose the work of love
and merev to whleh rhey and their families had devoted their
lives in these far off Isles of the sea.
NOTES OF THE WEEK.
Tite Faxsy Major having a full freight engaged,
is advertised to sail on Tuesday, June 1. f
Aicstvkrsary Week. During last week, com
mencing on Wednesday, the Hawaiian Evangelical
Association were in session. On Saturday evening,
the Mission Children's Society held their annual
meeting for choice of officers, &e., when Prof. Alex
ander, of Oahn College was elected to the Presidency,
in place of S. C. Armstrong retired. The address
of the retiring President on the subject ' Commer
cial Intercourse and the Missionary Cause" was
well written and well delivered, giving a promise of
better things in the youthful orstor. On Tuesday
forenoon, the Native Missionary Society had an inter
esting meeting at the Stone Church at Kawaiahao,
which was addressed by the Rev. Mr, Kekela, a
returned missionary from the Marquesas. In the
evening of the same dny, the Hawaiian Missionary
Society held their annual meeting in the Bethel
Chapel, and on Wednesday evening the Hawaiian
Bible Society held its anniversary in the same place.
Fire iv Nrpxu Valley. At about 11 o'clock
on Thursday last, a fire was discovered in a wooden
shed in the rear of Mr. J. T. Wnterhouse's premises
in the valley, known as the " Valley Store." The
Engine and Hook and Ladder Companies were
promptly on hand No. 1, on this occasion earning
the distinction of beine first and by their strenuous
exertions prevented the fire from spreading to the
neighboring premises of Mr. I. Bartlett, and tn this
connection the Hook and Ladder Protection"
deserve special commendation. We refer our readers
to the separate cards of Messrs. Waterhouse and
Bartlett in to-days paper. We understand that the
loss bv this fire is comparatively Quite small. It
being desirable that on an occasion of fire, the mem
bers of the different Companies should all hear the
alarm and be promptly on hand, the Fire Depart
ment have ordered the key of the Fort Street Church
(in the tower of which hangs the loudest bell in
town) to be kept at Mossman's store, on the opposite
corner. Any one hearing an alarm given either by
day or night, will please rtnr the bell.
The New BEnroan Shipping List. This valuable
mercantile paper and whalemen's reference, entered
on its sixteenth volume March 16, and comes to us
somewhat enlarged and much improved generally,
being printed on new and clear type, and with in
creased advantage in consulting the tables. This
paper, under the efficient and careful management o
Benj. Lindsey, Esq., has become indispensable to
those engaged in the whaling business, and its large
circulation, both among the fleet and the mercan
tile community generally, renders it very valuable as
an advertising medium, while its market reports of
the principal commercial ports of the Eastern States
are always reliable. Subscriptions for the Shipping
List will be received at the Bookstore. Terms, $3
per annum, postage paid.
Kite Flying. We never object to allowing the
juveniles a large latitude in their sports, but we
always feel vexed when we see a great hearty kanaka,
instead of producing something to add to the wealth
of the country, spending his time in kite flying. And
our vexatiou reaches the speaking point when we
hear of repeated instances as of late where the
lives of women and children have been put in jeopardy
while riding through some of our most frequented
thoroughfares from the horses taking fright at kites.
Can't our police, by arguments of more or less vigor,
induce those who devote their time to this amuse
ment, whether boys or men to betake themselves
to the open country instead of the streets of the city I
A Shock or Earthquake. By letters from K&ilua,
Hawaii, we learn that on the morning of the 19th
inst., at about 4 o'clock, a smart shock of an earth
quake was felt,, which, says our correspondent." set
the dishes to rattling in the cupboards and made the
furniture dance and vibrate quite merrily. It is
thought that some of the stone buildings are cracked.
The natives all say that it is a sure sign that a youiQ
prince ha been born."
Return op the Alice. The British (late Hawai
ian) schooner Alice, Capt. Gates, which sailed hence
for Victoria, Vancouver's Island, on the 19th inst,
returned on Saturday last, after an absence of three
days, having discovered a leak in the plank-shear
about the bows. The Mice is an Iron vessel and is
built with several water-tight compartments, the for
ward one of which forms the forecastle.' and which.
on this occasion, became full of water, without how
ever injuring the cargo, stowed as it was in the mid
ship compartment. The forward part, however, be
ing full of water, brought her down by the head, aad
Capt. Gates decided on returning. The wood-work
has been recaulked, and a pump fitted in the fore
castle. The Alice sailed again on her voyage
Horse Race. Another horse race came off on the
Waikiki course on Saturday last, between two of our
fastest racers, Mr. F. Spencer's grey " Vandyke," or
rather "The Flying Dutchman," and Mr. Wood's
sort-ell " Catch me if you can," half mile heats.
Vandyke" beat Mr. M. M. Webster's " Eclipse" in
1855, which was allowed to have been the best con
tested race ever ran here. Catch me if you can"
beat " Eclipse" in the early part of the present year,
and great odds were offered against " Vandyke" on
Saturday, from the f ict of his having been used in
harness for the past three years. The knowing ones
were taken in somewhat, as, after a severe struggle,
" Vandyke" proved the winner in both heats, by two
full strides. Large amounts are said to have changed
Rock Salt. We have been shown by Dr. Rooke
a specimen of nearly pure rock , which came'
from the mountain at Olualu, a few miles from
Lahaina. It is a long way elevated above the level
of the sea, and the Question arises, how came it
there, and by what process of nature was it formed?
We also learn that at Waianae on this island, on the
land of Messrs. J. Robinson & Co., a similar large
deposit of very pure rock salt exists, cropping out in
large veins on the face of a cliff, at least one hun
dred feet high. Specimens of this salt, we hear, will
be submitted to a chemist for analysis, and if, as we
suspect, they prove free from lime, they will become
a mine of wealth.
CARBixGTOJf Commissionaire. This is the title of
a journal published by Mr. John W. Carrington,
No. 78 Broadway, New i'ork, whose object is to
make known an agency through which non-residents
can send to New York aud purchase any article,
large or small, that may be wanted for individual
use or for dealers supplies, either single articles or
goods by the quantity from a shawl to a steam engine,
a penknife to a piano. We are assured by residents
here who have patronised Mr. Carringtou's Agency,
that he is in every respect reliable and competent,
having had many years experience in this line in
New York. The charges are only five per cent., and
goods are carefully packed and forwarded by express
or ship, as may be directed. See avertisement.
The California Farmer. Among the multitude
of newspapers produced in California, there is none
which reflects more credit upon that rising State than
j the California Farmer, published by Warren &
I Co., San Fraucisco. Its existence and continued
prosperity (having reached its ninth volume) are a
gt imling proof of the attention paid to agriculture in
California. Although our island climate and soil dif
fer so essentially from those of our trans-Pacifio
neighbors, yet we find much useful information in the
well filled columns of the Farmer, capable of practi
cal application by our planters, gardeners and stock
keepers. Subscriptions will be received at the Book
Passages of Cuppers from the Sasdwich
Islands. The following clipper ships, hence for the
United States, with oil and bjne have arrived. The
John Land, Feb. 16, at New Bedford, '.7 days; the
Mary L. Sutton, March 23, at New Bedford, 119
days; the Hound, March 25, at New Loudon, 107
days. The John Gilpin, had not arrived April 5
126 days out We understand a considerable amount
iu wagers has changed hands on the passage of the
last named ship.
The Morning Star. This vessel returned from
J the Marques:ts on Thursday last, after an absence of
bixty-five days, all well. The interesting report of
her cruise came to band too late for insertion in to
day's paper. For memoranda see jommercial column
We understand that the vessel will have to undergo
I quite extensive repairs before leaving for Micronesia
the carpenter work having been shamefully slighted
by her builders in Boston.
Alarm of Fire. The Fire Department was called
out by an alarm of fire on Monday morning last,
which proceeded from a Chinese cook-house on the
premises in the rear of Utai & Ahee, China mer
chants, King Street. The fire was happily extin
' euislied without doing any damajre. 20. I. s were
' again the first on hind, although it may be stated
that the fire was nearer their house than to that of
the other companies.
Queen Victoria's Birth-oat. Last Monday,
May 24, was the anniversary of the birth-day cf the
illustrious lady who occupies the British throne. All
the colors in town were displayed in honor of the
occasion. 11. is. M. a Consul ucaerai entertained
a party of invited friends at dinner, and in the
evening, we he ir that several soirees dansantes were
given among the foreign residents.
MrsiCAi. Coxcebt. Our readers will remember
the Concert of Vocal and Instrumental Music, this
evening at the Fort Street Church at 7i o'clock. A
judicious selection of pieces appears on the program
me. We learn that the proceeds of the conoert will
be applied to the purchase of a new instrument for
the choir of the Fort Street Church.
A Packet to Oregon. We understand that Mr.
II. C. Leonard, late in the lumber trade between these
islands and Columbia llivcr, took his departure for
the East just before the sailing of the Fanny Major,
with the intention of procuring a suitable vessel for
a regular packet between Honolulu and Portland,
Oregon. If successful, he may be looked for in about
Fast Day. To-morrow, Friday, May 28, has been
fixed upon by the Hawaiian Evangelical Association
as a day of humiliation, fasting and prayer. Services
will be held in the morning at the Fort Street Church ;
at 11 o'clock, preaching at the Methodist Chapel,
and in the evening at the Bethel Chapel.
In consequence of the crowded state of our
columns to-day, we have been compelled to omit a
number of interesting communications and othei
matter prepared for this issue.
The JohXs,Marshall. We understand that this
ship, which arrived yesterday from Jarvis Island,
will be discharged at once, and sail again for another
cargo of guano.
Important from Japaw. A Paris paper states that
the Commissioners sent by Holland to Japan, imme
diately after tbe conclusion of the treaty with the
United States, have succeeded in obtaining an ac
knowledgment, as a principle, that all the ports of
Japan, without distinction, shall be successively
opened to European commerce. Until a regular
tariff of duties on imports can be established, the
Duty will continue to pay fifty-five per cent, on the
value of goods imported, this value being determined
by public sales, or even by private sales, the good
faith of which is undoubted. Other arrangements
have been concluded as follows :
An Exchange and Bazaar will be established at
Hakodadi to facilitate transactions between tbe na
tives and Europeans. Professors of the Japanese lan
guage will be appointed by the authorities, with
power to receive as pupils, without distinction, all
foreigners who may wish to learn the language of the
country. I be Dutch resident will be received by the
chief of the government whenever he may have inter,
national questions to discuss. The -free exercise of
thetr religion is granted to all the Dutch, and the
practice of obliging them to trample on the cross of
Christ is abolished forever. 1 bey will also be allowed
to bring their wives and children with thera to Japan.
" lue Japanese nave, However, corctmea some re
strictions with their generosity. Thus, it h strictly
forbidden to export specie of any kind, or to tJ arms
or munitions of war to any other parties t-an th
government, - It is believed, however, that ia rr-ard
to the first of these prohibitions, the Coroa&I.&crs
I are not far front obtaining some conceasiore." y
' (Correspondence of the Commercial Advertiser.)
Waif frew ever the Sea.
The JVhat Cheer, on board of which ' I embarked,
proved a pleasant packet and a fist sailer, though not
in her best sailing trim. After leaving port with a
light trade wind and rounding to the north of Oahn,
the south-east wind sprang up, and changing to south
and then to west, carried the bark over three-fourths
of the distance to San Francisco in nine days. Dur
ing this the sea resembled our roadstead with
scarcely a swell to distarb our coarse. HHow aptly
has this ocean been named the Pacific. 1 The suc
ceeding eight days of the passage made up the usual
variety of gales, calms and light winds, which almost
every packet reports having met. ; Still the bark made
her passage over in- seventeen days, one less than the
Fanny Major. Tier best run in twenty-four hours
was 264 miles, in latitude 84. . ' f ; '
In Capt. Bker we ibund a true-hearted son of Nep
tune, a perfect sailor, and, every inch a Yankee. A
a captain some may rival, but none surpass him.' He
owns the What Cheer and, I am happy to learn, is
reaping a golden harvest from his enterprise. He has
recently purchased a farm of 125 acres near Saa Joss
in California, on which 600 fruit trees are growing,
as well as grains of various kinds. Here he has set
tled his faaily and intends to make it his future
home following the sea occasionally.
Our Captain is quite enthusiastic on the subject of
establishing a line of prtpellers between Melbourne
and San Francisco, to touch at Honolulu and the
Navigators Islands. The subject is one of much im
portance to oar islands, as it would add to tbe facili
ties of travel to and from the Colonies and California.
Some steps are being taken here to see what can be
done towards establishing the line. With tbe aid of
Boston and San Francisco capital the enterprise can
be carried out. The distance between San Francisco
and Melbourne is about 7500 miles; Honolulu being
about 2200 from the former port. It is thought that
propellers can make the passsage regularly in forty
days. I have not statistics at hand to show the
amount of travel and trade at present ; but the fact
that every vessel between the ports is loaded with
freight and passengers, is a strong argument in favor
of some more reliable and speedy conveyance than at
present. Should the subject ever assume a tangible
form, I trust our merchants will be ready to co-operate,
at least to such an extent as to ensure the steam
ers touching at Honolulu.
But if we want merchant ships or steamers to touch
at our ports, we must make more efforts to produce
something eatable as supplies for them. We fre
quently hear the inquiry, why do merchant ships go
past our port without touching ? The answer is clear
we have nothing to induce them to visit us. Placed
alongside of the California or Australian products, J
our vegetables are almost worthless. Those countries ;
produce Irish potatoes of large size, mealy and of deli- !
cious flavor. Thoughwe can produce as good, ours J
smalLwTtcry and insipid. Thev cultivate theirs '.
we grow them almost U
tatoes. Although some fine ones are raised at La
haina and Koloa, our Honolulu potatoes the only
ones we offer to vessels are almost worthless. Our
tomatoes and onions are still more discreditable to
ns, and would hardly be picked up by street beggars
in San Francisco. Yet these are the inducements we
hold out to vessels to visit us; andinoretl
''PrHTilT'T prt for Tirese lnteflOTpro-
duct8. Unless we can show some improvement in our j
products, we must look in vain for any customers.
The only way to improve, however, is to have sys
tematic cultivation of vegetables, fruits and grains.
Since arriving here I have made inquiries in re
gard to a steamer for our inter-island trade. The
propeller Santa Cruz is the only vessel at all adapted j
to it. She is a new and very fist propeller, steaming j
ten miles an hour, a good sea boat, with cabin ac-
commodations, and can stow in her hold about 240 ,
tons merchandise besides her fuel. At present she is !
engaged in a good business and cannot be purchased !
for less than $40,000 cash. It is quite useless to try j
to get a good steamer here now. The surest and best j
plan is to have one constructed in Boston. And 1 j
hope that those merchants who offered to undertake j
the enterprise of placing a steamer on the route, may j
be induced to carry it out. Mr. Davis, tbe owner of
the Santa Cruz, informs me that he has never re
ceived an offer or proposition from the Hawaiian Gov
ernment or any one connected with it for the purchase
of his boat. Some months ago it could have been
purchased for $30,000 or thereabouts. So much for !
government enterprise. j
Any one who witnesses the activity, bustle and real i
progress which steam carries with it wherever it is I
introduced, must be convinced that in it must be j
found our chief hope of advance in the prosperity of j
our island trade. Here in California it is working J
wonders. So also in Oregon, Puget Sound, and even
Vancouver '8 Island. It will do the same with us.
We have never had a fair trial of steam navigation
among the islands for the two boats introduced
the Akamai and IVest Point, were gross impositions
An item of interest to ns is, that a new clipper bark
is to be laid on the route between San Francisco and
Honolulu, to be under the command of our old favo
rite, Capt- Paty. The arties who have determined
to purchase a vessel went cn to New York in the
steamer of April 20. If there is trade for three ves
sels, three will probably be kept on the route.
In relation to the libel suit with the bark Yankee,
the opinion here is that the b bell ants will not obtain
more than nominal damages, if they get as much.
The suit has been got up by several petty-fogging
lawyers, who are unable to gain a livelihood by hon
est dealing and who employ the libellants as tools,
the suit not to cost them anything if they lose it.
This is the way in which the case is carried on.
San Francisco, April, 1858.
Veritas va. Delavaw
Mil Editor : In your issue of the 23d April last,
Delavan, flattered no doubt by the success of his pre
vious communication, has again treated the public
No. 2 of his rare and recherche intellectual effopfn
the cause of morality, temperance and habitation.
We sat down to the perusal of his seTd letter in
hopes that, during the fortnighf'Vh elapsed be
tween the publication of his figrfil second letters,
he wouJd have betaktjiitlffuself diligently and charit
ably toVie exjyiation of the difficult and not un
frequentJfJre question which he took in hand ;
and if beX'Sid not place it in such a position as to
renderf its " lights and shades " visible to the in-
eTng eye, he would at least have preserved it from
idicule and himself from contempt.
V have, after a careful, and we trust dispassion
ate phrasal, arose from the task with this conviction
uppermost in our mind, that if the writer is a clergy
man, and his sense of bis duty towards his fellow
men is regulated and governed by his sense of duty
towards his Maker, we should be very loth to place
ourselves under his spiritual guidance. For it is
clear to us, from the whole tenor of his letters, that
his dreams by night and thoughts by day " are
rarely if ever disturbed by gentle visitations from the
" meek-eyed cherub, Charity."
It is quite plain to us, if a man's style is any in
dex to his character, that Delavan is one of those
unhappily organized beings so often met with in the
haunts of men, who are endowed with what may not
be unaptly termed a diarrhoea of words. This facility,
when it hurries its victims into print, is often pro
ductive of consequences deeply deplorable, as exem
plified in Delavan' s case, rushing from one absurdity
to another, mistaking asseveration for argument, and
endeavoring to convince tbe public that his " dis
tempered dreams " of jurisprudence and morals are
well tried principles, sanctioned by time and expe
Delavan, in the little rambling ' which he in
dulges in before coming to the " main point.
assures his readers, upon the strength of the testi
mony of a very competent and trustworthy witness,
recently in Honolulu, that there are any number of
houses selling on the v in every part of the town.
of O's t
tiat f '
to aa enormous
-VvKt ; so much ao.
" . a the iuxve
lii nn TntTi our &vivcii
should testify nmlor nak .1.- . . T
" " iru,h f these ff l
impeach his character fbr truth and TO-
he did not " break dowi " nn k ' ,u it
Let us examine for a moment th ... am,natloa'
""ticinenta of ii
witness, and the source of D' information, n
witness found any number of illicit house in Ir
part of the town, and that the business of unlioe
selling prevailed to an enormous extent. There
be one or two houses in ' Honolulu where liQn.ma
sold " on the sly," although we do not know T' h
is quite natural and consonant with a pro
knowledge of mankind, to suppose that there mny'bj
found a man here and there, in all large comoiUIl-u
ties like Honolulu, who, in the mstter of liqUor
selling, will try to evade tbe pecuniary prohibition!
and restrictions of the law ; but to say that it prs,
vails to the extent testified to by D't paragon of com.
petency, we have no hesitation in pronouncing a
piece or exaggeration nay, more, a decided untruth
o nave inquired 01 several resiaents or Honolulu inJ
relation to this matter, since the appearance of D'g
No. 2, and the result of our inquiries is, that they.?
do not believe that unlicensed retail liquor dealer
exist in Honolulu to the extent stated by Dtlavau,
witness. That there might be some they did
Now, as to tbe source of D's inforroauSZ.
reader will observe that he obtained it from a
not under oath ; and that, when he rcpe.
whether through the press or anywhere else,!
nothing but mere hearsay evidence. And yet,
the strength of this evidence, inadmissible in a
of justice, this writer on morals roundly accuses
eral respectable men of compl'oity with law-br
era with men who are endeavoring to. cheat1
government out of a legitimate source of reV
Verily, we say unto you, O Delacan, thoa ai
and charitable in thy generation ! j
The complimentary platitude paid by th
nent mercantile celebrity of Honolulu to LK
sense, no doubt elated him amazingly, and prv
him to the achievement of his second letter, V,-.
at a loss to know what the aforesaid mercantile 1
means iy buuii ivsuuib a 1. nsic uueu ureri mm
. . . . .T 1 A I. ?
sc., contained in the extract from bis letter
haina friend, quoted in ' communication i
nitv that the mercantile man aforesaid
struck with the idea that a decent respect )
opinions of men ought to have confined him
ii . . 1 . .ii j .. i
me iruta as nta n.tiure wtiui'i auuiu 01, or
penned the postscript which kin (red spirit L.
with so much unction. It is only necessary
in wfnKliAii of thn niPTVTvn f 1 1 mtui't rwuitori i
the men who are engaged in the business of sJ i
liquor here, with a few exceptions, are reinarlJ 1
non-committal on the license question. In a
versation with one of tbem. a few days since, he e
pressed a wish that the Legislature would nut grant
licenses for Lahaina not, Mr. Ed '.tot, that he be
lieved with D. that the not trranting thera would
diminish the traffic here but, on the contrary, that
the granting of them would be the means of suppress
ing nearly all of the illicit selling that is now carried
on in Lahaina ; and this is the opinion of every for
eigner upon the Island of Maui, whose opinion upon
such a matter is of any weight.
Now for the mjjn point, says D. the damages
done to Lpfcaina. He deprecates a contemptuous
heoBirW ell be might The trood people cf La-
ought to feel obliged to D. for the handsume
manner in which he speaks of them and their town.
No doubt they do. Dilapidation, grog blossoms,
styes, pools of vice," and other epithets equally
choice and elegant, perform a confused dance through
the mazes of his unlicked rhetoric. This is " the
melancholy madness of poetry without its inspira
tion" the unwholesome fruit of a mind darkened by
rejuaice, incapanie or seeing a sunject in any .
'-'her light but the one a sectarian education has
walk in from childhood. ' He attributes
the decay"of Lahaina, and its present want of pros
perity, to rum, and to rum alone. We think that if
Delavan could denude himself of his prejudices, and
look about him for a moment, he might discover
other causes for the decay of Lahaina he might
discover that the chief cause of the want of enterprise
here and elsewhere in thara islamls, is owing to the
narrow and intolerant spirit which for a long time
ruled in the councils of the nation.
Again : if he will only observe the number of
Chinese dry goods stores in Lahaina, and the costly
silk and alpacca fabrics io which tbe native females
array themselves dailj', it will assist him in account
ing where a large sum of the money left here yearly
by the whaling fleet goes to ; tbe extravagance of
the native females in dress, is by far a greater cause
of poverty to the islands than rum. As for rum
driving ships away from the place, we do not believe
owordof it, the Lahaina Ship Chandler and Delav as
at the contrary notwithstanding. If licenses are
granted here, says tbe Lahaina Ship Chandler, oar
business will be diminished twenty per centum.
Let us see if this statement will bear examination.
Every person who has taken pains to observe the
materials of which the whaling fleet that resorts to
these islands are composed, knows that the greater
portion of tbe crews engaged in that arduous service,
when ashore, free from their ships, have a decided
predilection for rum and frolic ;" and they will
have it at all hazards. Now, if no rum can be had
here, what is the consequence? Why, simply thii,
that as soon as the crews are discharged and have
settled their voyages, they are off for Honolulu in the
first coaster they can find. Consequently tbe captaioi
recruiting here will have to go to Honolcid to obtain
new crews. In the name of common sense, we are at
a loss to perceive how a Lahaina Ship Chandler, with
his eyes open, could utter the above remark. We
ask him, and every other man of candor residing in
Lahaina, in what way the granting of liquor licenses
for the place is ging to increase the sale of liqq '
and drive away ships ? Is it not notorious that liuuo
is now, and has been, sold here in every fc avail- 7
able for the business ? And to aay that liquJriyer
away ships from the islands) is mere boshV-,
would suggest to the Lahaina Ship Chandler, w
ever he may be, the decency and good policy of ke'
ing quiet upon the subject of liquor. j
In parting with Delavan for the present (j'
would say that, giving him credit for the D5?Ten v-1 '.
tions, he was not born a reformer, nor canTf
nv swtt ) rflA Af m-sril ns i n tol T as - 1 trMininn Kfm"
! wi ov v muws ua v a u vi utsa sa taiu as ( h v n
severe, become an athlete in the cause. A respf
ble Presbyterian clergyman, addicted now and t
to a little cant and twaddle, perhaps, he niav-i
come. And we can't help thinking that, bads lot
been cast in the sixteenth century ins0of the
nineteenth, he might,' by applicatuif&fd indastry,
have become a not obscure cwswy of the Synod or
Dort. ttr - Veritas fc.
u M r. Water he.
Hoxolput, May 24, 1858.
r : l have made an investigntion into
J the fire on Thursday last that destroyex!,
8ef vToiIt-buiIdinzs 011 my premises on the auaanire
d, and have discovered it to have been the work of
o or my neighbor s Uninamen besides my own
China cook. They met tozether in the Chmamaa 8
apartment for the purpose of sraokinj opium, and
must have left some fire smoldering in the room. The
fire was first discovered when it blazed forth through
1 would tender my thanks to 0. Rhodes, Esq., whf
rendered the earliest assistance in defending, by wet
bUnkets, the other portions of my property from f SL
destructive element. Also to Mrs. Hoffmann, whk
materially assisted in giving the alarm and prevente'
the Fire Company from turning back when they
derstood it was a gross bouse and the fire subdu
which was not the case. I also tender my bet thankk'
to the Hook St Ladder Company and Fire Engine
Companies for their valuable services on the coca-
si on. -
In consequence of remarks that have been made inv t.
reference to the nook & Ladder Company havinf
pulled down a portion of the building whenH
might have been avoided, I would now express roy
confidence in the noble Co iipany and thank them for
so doing, as I would have been very thankful if I bad
been in neighbor Bartlett's position, viz.: close on the
lee side of the burning building. ; I regret it should
have been whispered in my ear to make the Hook
& Ladder Company pay for having done what I con
sider to have been their duty. They have my warm
est thanks for what they did on the occasion.
. . . XOUrS, SC., JOH IHOS. WATEIUuk
ARRIVAL OF THE FAN.XY MA.JOB l('
Oae Meata Later iraae all aartaaftae v r'-
The bark " Fanny Major," Capt, John Paty. t
rived off the port at b o'clock, last Thursday to Wf '
16 days from San Francisco, bringing dates fronaCu-
fornia to May 8d, ew xork to Anni 0, ,
4- as l on.i. Tn. . . : SntonaoKOS. OA
pool 10 jurcu nii, 111c ucna 10
from Europe quite important. M A
. m. . ... . r - - issue, we
Tne amvat oetng too late ior our rr ;
immediately compiled a summary cVthe principal
items of interest, which we issued fYn extra for oar
town subscribers. II o n-
Our thanks are due to Capt. P'f and J. W. Saiu-
van. F.v. far late ntners and rr Wanda. 'fei
TSse hark " What Cheer "j" Q on the M P" j
arrived over on the 20tf.;". Leenteen days-1
well. .-rv -: ;'. : ' vrv.
Ctpt. At-tr TuckeT, cf tlbark Brighton. F