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.' . WZDJESDAY. MARCH. 3, 1869.
Th antral s"tw) will, Umm of January 6 and SO, sines oar
tJssl with awe ta tht J variety of news ,
rim a livctki aapect to oar bo sines circle. It k t
mauexa tt mack gratiftrstfcin tUat oar mails are bow, and bare
ki for la yssw. broogfat with so sane celerity. It ia
aathlof ajiasual now to receive oar papers here in thlrty-sU or
Sevan toys from Hew York. Tor this accommodation we are In
part ladrUed to tha gaaao ships that uow frequently toocb
ker. . . j'l :t.: v . ' ". : '
from present appearances, it would teem that the gaaao trade
of the North Pacific is a fixed tact. The clipper ship Ram birr
arrived here oo Hood at, from Sam Francisco, bound for Jtnii
Island, for a cargo, to be followed by the Fie 1 1 wing, w hich a r-
riTed on the monrfe; of the sailing of the Rambler, and the
Polynesia, to arriTe at that port. A U three of these vessels are
chartered by the American Guano Company. By the Rtmblcr,
two scientine gentlemen go to J arris Inland, one sent out by the
parties who hare made a contract C 100,000 tons nf the puano,
with a view to take advantage of the bargain, which, we learn,
gives them the privaeg to select the localities whence their car
goes are to be loaded. The company also send oat an expert,
in order to test and locate the different qualities of the article on
J arris' Baker's and How land's Islands. The Rambler sailed
on Wednesday far Jarvfs Island. The company we ttnderstaw
place men oai ail their Islands. , .-
By rec.Teace-tassr abqipirig memoranda, la- will be seen that
the clipper ship Fifing Dragon, which loaded at J.u-vil Island,
on approaching Hampton Roads, (near Norfolk, Ta.) got ashore.
This is the first accident that has happened to any Teasel en
gaged in the roan trade of that island.' We may adil. In pass
ing", that the insurance on guano cargoes is six per cent. This
high rate of insurance is owing to the nature of the cargo, which
ia liable to strain the itsatl, and also to the nnmeroos accidents
that hare occurred to ships that hare loaded at the Chincha Isl
ands. The iiary Robinson' cargo had been insured in New
York at the above rate far $37,500.
The first Teasel to follow the Rambler far this port 1 we
earn, the clipper shift Sem Serpent, Cape. Whitanora. 8he ia
folly dae, and probably comes seeking freight, in the absence of
which will proceed to Hongkong. " It win be remembered that
this ship touched at this port some two years ago, and that after
she left, the Polynesia charged Capt. W. with stealing a boat,
eta, all which was denied by the Captain's friends. Whether
he comes to pick a bone with the government officials or not, we
have not learnod. , , -' , ".''-"' t ;
Sine car last issue, besides the Rambler, three merchant
Tessets have arrived. The brig Scotsman came In on Thurs
day, from London, to the Hudson's Bay Company, with about
120 tons for this port, and the balance for Tancoavers Island,
for which place she sails soon. The brig came very near meet
ing with damage off this port, baring anchored in a dangerous
place on the rrmt, hat by the aid or the steam-tug was taken
from her critical -position. The same day the bark Jdtloida
came in. tweoty-two days from San Francisco, having been
placed on the Regular Dispatch Line, to ran with the Yankee
and France Palmer.
On Monday, the Bieiuen brfc Kohola came In from Bremen.
She comes to Messrs. Hotrchlarger at Stapenhorst, and will be
fitted out as s whaler, for which she seems to be admirably
adapted. The cargoes of these vessels will be found below.
In another column will be (bond the only news that has yet
come to hand relating to the missing schooner Vmemero. Elba?
beth Shoal, where the wreck is supposed to have occurred is
located, according to Bowdhch, in 29 SS4 S.and 159 24 E-, or
about half wav between New Caledonia aad Sydney, t is a
low reef, as we are Infmmnl by a gentleman who spent two days
an it, barely visible at low tfcle. It is some fifteen or twenty
miles In extent, and has an anchorage for vessels in its lagoon.
It is very dangerous, not being observable more than three or
four miles ilsrt-TrT It waa on this reef that one of Mr. Henry
Nathan's vessels was lost some years age. . '
As will be seen by our report of legislative proceedings in an
other column, the subject of impost duties came before the House
at Kramentativea to-dar. No final action, however, will be
taken before Friday, wbam the subject will again come np
discosaioev. The question as to whether foreign whalers
have certain privOeges in importing their supplies, will be
brought up. Wo anticipate a lively debate and a full attendance
of the lobby branch of the Legislature, as the subject is
which ereatlv interests a tarre nortioo of our community. We
defer fwavrt until the final action of the ironies is known. The
proposed law will be found under the legislative report for
In d-Tiwrrtr trad we Bod no change from previous quotations
worth noting- A specula tire movement, based on the San Fran
isco market, appears to have taken place ia coffee, and about
30,000 lbs (about half the stock in the place) has changed
SAN FRANCISCO MARKETS.
Our Advices are to the 1 3th Feb. Besides the speculation in
coffee, we notice very little chance in the market quotations.
Flotb Mrs at i O $10 ; Richmond at $11
Pdtatoss Seles at 3 1-1 6 2t? sweet 2J 0 3c.
Buss 200 bags Bsyes at 24c
trnn renit-t-h Island quoted at S & 10c, bat no sales.
No. 1 t hins
Motasasa Sandwich Island 25e f gallon.
Corvsa A speculative movement has advanced the prices
considerably. Bio held at 14 0 13c Sandwich Isiand worth 17
9 18c ? best Java, 1 B 20c
Frtx 12 a 14c -
Oatosa pairs at 6ag 8c
The Waaia- Twnwnl or 1S58. The Sew Bedford Whale
men's Skipping Lift, of Jan. 11. 1859, contains an eUborat
atetrment of the results of hut year's whale fishery. As come
pared with former years it has been generally unproductive, and
in many eases disastrous, and there has been a consequent
diminution of tne numorr oi veaaess ana unum cmpiuycu w
the fleet, amnuntine; to 8,083 tons aa com pared with the previous
year. Prices for sperm oil hare ruled lower than in any year
rear since 150. There have been but few losses at sea, the
Raja, of this port, and th CnlumtruM, of New London, being
the only ones reported of th Northwest fleet. '
The whole number of vessels now employed in the whale
fishery from ports in the I'niled States is 5o0 ships and barks,
19 brie. 4o schooners, including 195.115 tons against 687 ships
and barks, 13 brfcs, and 49 schooners, including 30V3 tons,
in the previous year.
The importation- of Sperm Oil daring the year in barrels is
81.641; Vi hale 19A223, and 1.540.600 pounds of Whalebone.
The average prices of eperm On during the year s 121 cents
per gallon; and for Whale OO 54 cents. Whalebone Polar,
94 cents; North West 00 cents.
Exports Sperm, 33,336 barrels; Whale 19,503 Whalebone
Stuck now on hand, 17476 barrels Sperm: 8275 Whale; and
400.000 poands Whaleboner against 39,307 barrels Sperm;
92.193 barrels Whale; and 285,500 pounds Whalebone on the
ftrt of January, 1S58. . . .
The prospects of the coming year are far from flattering, but
npmi the whole perhaps not less encouraging than at the com
mencement of lite year that has now passed. There will from
present appearances, be a further diminution of vessels cmiiloyed
in the fleet, and with a diminished competition the business may
again regain a healthy state. Other IWIds of enterprise now
opened and opening present better opportunity for investment
than are now offered in the Whale Fishery.
New Boreas On. Mis sr. For te Week Boding Jan. 17.
Srsaaf. There is some inquiry fur hperm, but we here of no
ss9. Holders firm.
Wbsls The transactions for the week include sales of 300
bbls. at 56 cents, and 300 do. at 56 cents per gallon. Also 200
bM. MrruTiu Bay" at 62 cents.
WasLsaoss. Kemains quiet, and prices nominal. About
4OO0 lbs. Sooth See. sold in this market at 73 to 75 cents. Skip
si's Pbsiars) ml II easel aim, Im March.
New Moon.... 4
first Quarter.. 11
Full Moon 18
Last Quarter.. 25
11 3.4 A.
LATI3T DATES, reeeived at this Oflsee.
Sea Franeiseo Feb. 13 I Paris Jan. 7
Panama. N. O- Jan. 15 Hongkong Nov. 29
New Yore Jac 20 Meibourne, ic
. . Mp Mails. '
For Sas Fbsscisoo par Adelaide, about March 12.
For Lax sua per Mai Keike on Friday.
pout op nouoisTJXiTj. g. x
Feb. 24 eV Excel, Antonio, fm Kaeal.
4 Mex bkAoeiakta, Nye, 22 ds An Sen Francisco
i b, brig Scotem-an, Turnbuu, 163 ds fm Loodoo.
JO-Manuel Ortes, llasard, 600 wb an told.
24 Sett g I- IV, Barrus, fm Kohala.
Xi ii b at 'a. Ship Calypso, from Kealakeakua.
ZL ml i Owy HeiVLo-en, 1060 wh, H told $ 340
wh, 3tW bone season.
M-Ceh Mary, Berrin, fm hUwalhae, with cattle and sheep.
5Srte Potar Star. Weeks. 200 sp, 125Q wh on
board t 150 wh, 1500 bone this season.
Am elin th Bambtrr, Latbrop, 13 ds fm San Francisco.
SZuaw brie Kohom, (whale) Corsen, 190 ds fm Bremen.
S-Am wh sh Maria Theresa, Coop, clean, fm a cruise.
Sailed March 1 for Ochotsk.
March 1 Amwh bk Aususta, Taber, of 8- BL, 18 mos eat, 260
bbls wh, 1200 lbs bone, afl told.
-km sch J?D. Carr, 4S) ds ta St. Bartholomew's Bay.
iZiZ wnnlm ship Contest, Ludtow, SOO whale, 7000 lbs
rv s Am brig Josephine, Stone, for J arris Island.
S Am wa sh Cincinnati. Williams, to cruise.
2Stass wh bk Orstierberg, Enherg, for HawaB.
20 Ft wh bk Viiie ds Beooes, Ooedoit, to cruise.
28 ebi Ksjp1, for r
3D Msr-r- Ortes, Haaard, to cruise.
Hare Am sh Bembler, Latbrop, for J arris Island.
Kamehameha IT. Fosa, Kauai and a cruise.
cb Marat, Moteno, tor Maui.
The bare Yankee, Smith, arrtred at Sea Francisco Feb. It, ta
nZj I-M . vr, ws the 25th to If no
"Tbe dinner ship Sem Serpent, Whitmore, was advertised for
IoMro- La Francis via Honolulu, to saO Feb. 18.
fb!e9 Caevfsj, 88$ sobs, would sail from Baa Francisco for
J arris Island, vis. Vootaim,Teb. tfi. - . .
fcB-hf rtsKts will leave Baa Francisoo ta March i
Tie Honolulu; Metif, for Hooomlu. .VV,
Ti. thst Oew IfseuT In addition to former teports,
eitK. whaiee; Oec Howbutd, Potneroy, 8 whales.
W TabtrTi the Augueio, !. from New
Jttltto passing the Isfaad of Ocno, Urn
'eTZ wreck of the dipper ship WiU Wac
IreeC apparently about three-quarters of a mBe tram 0
TjTtl of water that It is dirncul t to
eanigja, with hsr masts sstsaassUoa TVe Jrf!121.
had erUi try been vUited by wrecker,:M th ropper ra
stripped from her. Otherwise she appeared In good condition.
Capt. T. took the opportunity to test the position of the island,
and found that Cape Knowlea, of the Wild Wav, waa correct
in the location be gave, the two observations not varying a mOe,
while the positwn of the island on the chart is some 25 miles too
far to the westward. We give these facts with much pleas ore,
as confirming Capt. Knowles' observations. Spoke whale ship
Christopher Mitchell, Manchester, (nothing this season,) bound
to Marquesas, for water, aad thence to these Islands. , Had the
8.E. trades to about bit. 12 , N-, since which have bad easterly
winds with fiue weather. Captain Taber further reports having
spoken on Ifew Zealand the foilowinj; :
Nor. 10 Bark Jireh Swift, 50 bbls sperm, season,
n Sldp Florida, N. B 3 whales seasoa.
; 20 Ship OuK-g-A, N. B., no oil this season.
22 lUrlc UVoe Pool, Edgartown, 3 whales, season.
30 Ship llibrmia, N. B., no nil this season.
Dec 3 Ship Contest, N. B, 3 whales, season.
IS Ship K. F. Mason, N. B- no od this season.
18 Ship Tahmaroo, N. B, 1 whale, season.
26 Ship Oeorae Washington, Ware ham, 2 whales, seas.
28 Ship Tim!, Sag Harbor, no oil this season.
Jan. 17 Ship Europe, Kdirartown, 2 whales, season.
A later from Capt. Giblw, of the Speedwell, dated New Zea
land, Jan. 13, reports him with 1050 bbls, all told.
Ship Rambler, Capt. 8. B. Lathrop. from San Francisco, Feb.
15,' was becalmed three days In sight of the FaraUones; after
that bad light and baffling winds until the morning of the 22d of
February. Made two4hir.!s or the distance frn San Francisco
to Honolulu in five days. Best day's run, 321 miles.
Captain Brown, late of the Black Warrior, reports: Barks
Sletropolis and Lark (nothing since leaving the islands) left San
Sebastian Bay on the 10th January; ship Emerald, Pierce, had
9 diggers; Ohio, 5 dot Montreal, Soule, 2 do; Ilillmaji, Little,
1, do. J in. 22, left the Bay for the Islands.
Report of bark Architect, Fish, from Aw Zealand : Dec
15, Fablns, Smith, 9 whales ; Dec 15, George Howland, Smith,
3 whiles ; Dec 15, bk George, Silva, 4 whales ; Dec 15, ship
Rainbow, 3 whales t Dec 25. ship Timor,- clean ; Florida, Fish,
4 whale ; July 12, Favorite, Smith, 3 whales.
Report I-r Aimrod from Margarita Bay-bk Caroline, Pon
tius. 3 wh, left Fen. 14 ; Robert Edwards. 3 wh. left Feb. 10 ;
Wm. Tell, 1 wh, left Feb. 11 ; iVeva, clean, left Feb. 11 j Marcia,
clean, left Feb. 11 ; spoke Feb. 20 bk Oscar, 80 sperm.
A telecraph dispatch from Norfolk, dated the 7th January,
says the ship Fitting Dragon Is ashore on Horseshoe Shoal, near
Old Point. The crew have mutinied, and the V. 8- Marshal has
gone down to ner. A. Y. Conr aj- inq.
VESSELS IN PORT. MARCH 2.
r. 8. surveying schooner Fenimore Cooper, Brooks.
11. B. M's ship Calypso, Montresor.
Am clipper ship Syren, Greene
Am. ship Modern Times. Overton.
Mex. hark Adelaide, Nye.
Br. brig Scotsman, Turnbull
Am briirt Morning Star. Brown.
Am sch Marilda,
Am sh South Scumnn. Xtou
Am ship Caravan, Kragg
Fr ship V. de Keunes, t.uedoit
Am ship Orociiidio, rVase.
Am ship Cincinnati. VI illiams
Am bk Sharon, Swift
Am ship Gay Head, Lowen
Am ship PuUr Star, Weeks
I Am bark Vernon,
I Am bark Florence,
j Haw hark Gambia,
Am bk Harmony, Kelly
Am ship Hibernia2d, Edwards
(Am bark Augusta, Taber
Brig Kohola, Corsen
Am ship Contest, Ludlow
From Losoos per Scotsman. February 24436 pkgs nnpe
cified mdse, 800 doe stout, 135 cases port, 176 do sherry, 20 do
bn, .idy, 3 qr casks brandy, 20 cases whiskey, 10 do ok! Tom gin,
1 IrromluasMKX per brig Kohola, Feb. 28165 casks rice, 62
do coals, 67 do bread, 19 cases matches, 6 crates cnkery, 2
pkgs samples, 2 cases hollow ware, 7 do hosiery, 132 pkes nulse,
9 cases teuns. 30 coils towline, 1 case clothing, 23& boards, (in
transitu,) 92 pkgs spirits, 282 boxes tobacco.
From Sa Faaotsco prf Adelaida, February 241 pkge of
coin, S C Allen; 1 do do, C B Bishop; 10 cases nalse, Froebe; 3
trunks do, Messrs Grinlmum; 4 pkgs do, J Barnartt; 20 cases
mdse, 1 bale do, J U Strauss; 37 cases do. 49 pkgs liquor, 4
mats nutmeir. 20 easea tea, 1 box jewelry, C L Richards A Co;
234 bales mdse, C A A H F Poor; 40 boxes tea, 1 case mdse,
l Ui Ahee; 1 case mdse, Cheun Fut; 1 case silks, liackftld
A Co; 11 bales awl 1 mat mdse. Along; 10 boxes tea, C Brewer
2d; 1 pkge merchandise, A P Everett; 1 bbl do, 79 bbls bread,
Wm Stott; 9 casks ale, J C Spalding; 8 cases miUe, 1 do sam
ples. Von Holt A Ueack; 1 horse, T Spencer; 10 bbls bread, 24
cases wine. ".86 pkgs mdse. It C J anion; 1 pkge nulse, W Good
ale; 10 cases hi uts, 2 bndls mdse, A Cleghorn; 2 carriages, 10
kegs olives, 495 bn.lls shingles, 15 esses we, 16,000 cigars. 1
card S. F. signal. D C Waterman 4: Co; 2 cases and 1 bbl mdse,
1 pkge tolnicco, K W Wood; 1 pkge mdse, E P Adams; 2 demi
johns whUkey, 2 bndls, 2 boxes, 1 bandbox, to order.
for Jaara Itssn per Rambler, March 2 1 ease chemi
cals, 1 small chain and anchor, 1 large do do, 2000 feet north
west lumber, lot shingles, nails, etc
From Ba FaAsasco per A.lelalJa, February 24 W JBT
Monsiroer. Mr and Mrs J L McCutcham, J D Blair, Jas Jones,
H Watsam, John Thomas, Robt Jones.
Fn m Sa Fbascisco per Rambler, February 23 tn route
for Jarvis Island) Dr R II Drysdale. of North Carolina; Capt
Hutchinson, of New Vork; J D Hague, of New York.
. From KSLSXrA per H. B. .M's ship Calypso. Feb. 26
B Toup Nicolas, H B M's Acting Consul General; Rev B C la
mon. J II Brown. C G Ilop'.ins. J W E Maikai.
FrHn LsesiXA-per Maria, rYb. 26-B F Bolles, W Gaskin,
W C Lanaliio, Sir Barron, E Bailey, Jr, Sirs John Ladd, Capt
Fish, S Cb inese. and 35 on deck.
FiUi Kswsihae jr Mary. Feb. 29 W II Tiffany, I Irwin,
WmGivgg, Wm Hughes, 1 Chinese
For Karl asn A CarwsT er KanK-hameha, March Z air
Fettecs, supercargo. -
At Lahaina, Slaui, FelTUary 24, tlie wife of Mr. J. Crownin
borg, twin daughters.
Iu this city, March 1. the wife of Henry F. Toor, trq., a son
At Marblehead. Ma., December 28, Capt. Richard Mxek,
aged 77 years and five months, brother to our much respected
townsman, Capt. John Meek.
At sea, Nov. 15, 158, of billions fever and general debility,
Mr. Jambs Wilsor, mate of the whaling schooner J. D. Carr.
His body was interred on the east side of the lagoon, St. Bar
tbolemew's Bay, coast of California.
PORT OF LAHAINA.
Fell. 23 Am. wh bark Adeline, Taber, N. B-, 329 tons, 28 mos.
out. nothing this season, voyage 180 sp, 850 wh.
8000 bone; last from Jarvis Island.
Mar. 1 Am wh bk Araliitect, Fish, X. v., last from JVew Zea
land, 1 wh.
Am wh sh Aimrod, Howes, nothing the season.
THURSDAY, MARCH 3.
It Is quite needless to reiterate here the fact
that the advantages for many years offered at
this port to the whaling fleet, in the way of re
cruiting, are unsurpassed by those of any port
in this ocean. It is this fact that annually draws
to us in the spring or fall seasons, the entire
whaling fleet. What those advantages are have
often been repeated. They are not the mere re
sults of chance, but arise from the natural posi
tion of our isolated group, coupled with the lib
eral policy of the government towards the whal
ing interests. The local laws relating to them
are the results of long experience, such only as
have had years of testing, and which in most
cases have been enacted at the instance of intelli
gent sea captains visiting our group. ......
It would be idle to ignore the fact that the
benefits arising from the annual visits of the
whaling fleet here are mutual the whole popu
lation of the group as well as each ship, deriving
benefit therefrom. In fact no one will question
that with all the preaching and teaching
which these islanders have received, they would
have been far behind what they now are aa
an independent government, without the constant
intercourse with the large number of foreign Bhips
which annually visit the various ports of these
islands.- Honolulu has been built up and become
an important commercial port, from the annual
visits of wbalesbips, it is true ; not at the expense
of ship owners, however, but mainly from the
amounts spent here by the officers and crews of
Our readers are well aware from the statements
we have heretofore published, that the season of
1858, was a disastrous one that is, the season's
catch, which amounted to an average of only 620
barrels to each ship, was so small as to incur a
loss on the current expenses of the fleet. In our
annual review, published December 22, referring
to the poor return, we said :
"What the effect of this season's work wUi be on the Interests
Of whaling. It would be premature to conjecture. One thing Is
certain, that New Bedford ship-owners can receive no great pro
fits from their investment when their vseU meet only with such
saocess as they hare obtained this season. That the poor re
turns of this year will make some change, is certain . It may re
sult in sending out a class of smaller ami less exnenslT vessels
than the greater part of thow now In employ. If fifty bsrks of
300 tons each can be fitted out at an average outlay of not over
125.000 each, and this fleet lring in as much oil as the t aine
number ot larsrr vessels sailing at from $40,000 to $50,000 each
it is clear that the former should be used, and ne-half tlie capi
tal invested saved. Economy In some way will have to be
. . . i v ,u u--i. a-hslinir business must receive a
aeriooTcbeck from the present falling rff. The nextseason nsy
" . a. - a tsnsrsan i arl II nnf. flaw
feel an improvement on ine preseui, w - - -- -
past is the only sure basis oo which adventures should be staked."
By the last mail from New York we "see that
the whaling reports from these islands had
reached New Bedford, showing, as we antici
pated, that there would be a serious loss on the
season's work. Iu the New Bedford Whalemen's
List for Jan. 18, we find .the following remarks ;
Thb Wb-als Fuhsbt. Its Loasss. The whale sbery may
h, .keoed " totUyo some It brings wealth, while to onjer.
bTveStTn thisbalardous l
From Inclination we have received from one f our most relia
wTmerclnN it is ei.nated that the .
rive the t.ran'ut year, wiU result in a loss to their owners of a
."urn vabut'inU from one ..oj -- The eo
mous loss is attributed to various causei"s of the
fleet, the 6.U in the price of oil, the JJ ni?
the bad management of masters In the refuting of ships, princt
pa!lyTt Sdwkh Island. The mcrch.ntsj st e IUnds
are growing Iu wealth at the expense of New Bedford capital at.
SWi evil continue, year after '.ntrXcet
to our people. There should be some remedy int
thing that will check the leakage, or further prosecution of the
buJInem mighi as well be discontinued. Many of our . h ..mas
ters appear to ave nojcru.de. in th. Jf
and draw reauuy anu wim ; " r . ,.,.
glad that our merchants have discovered, in a u'e
Ine of the cause of their ill-suncess and It U to be hoped that
a more rigid economy will hereafter be practiced j
. .... .1 k. ihnu 11 .hnw hiuli are largely en-
trusted the wealth and future progress of New BedJora-
W am somewhat surprised to find that a paper
with the reputation of the Shipping List, should
become the medium for the publication of such
unjust statements as are contained in the above
extract. That the losses to New Bedford ship
owners will lie considerable, no one doubts ; but
that thev will amount to one million of dollars
on the fifty ships, (or $20,000 on each ship,)
bound homo from these islands, no one win oe
lieve. That the loss refers principally to vessels
r.v. v-fr. PMfin w infer from the remarks
LI If 1X1 HAVr A1VI - -M. " - j
accompanying the assertion.
The statement " that the mercnanw at iu j
islands are growing in wealth at the expense of;
....... 1 !..,.
New Bedford capitalists," is entirely gratuitous
and unfounded in fact. During the ten years
that we have resided here, we are not aware of
a single merchant who has retired with a compe
tency, and with jrhaps the exception of one
who has been in business eight or nine years,
there are none of the eight or nine engaged in
ship chandlery at the various ports, wno couia
retire and be independent. On the contrary,
there are several instances of merchants having
become involved and forced to retire from want
of business. To those who are in any wise ac
quainted with the facts, the remarks of the
Shipping Jdst will be considered as extremely
unjust to our merchants.
Not less unjust is the statement that " many
of our shipmasters appear to have no scruples in
the amount of their drafts and draw readily and
with the potency of millionaires." The studied
economy practiced by shipmasters at this port
the post season, was proverbial, and we doubt
whether it would have been possible for them to
have been more so, even under the eyes of the
shipowners themselves. That there are individ
ual exceptions to this statement we will not deny.
Do shipowners, however, suppose that their ves
sels can be refitted here for less than at New
Bedford ? Such would seem to bo their expecta
tion if the N. B. papers are the criterion-
That there would be some fault-finding mani
fested on the part of ship owners at home, we
anticipated in our remarks of Dec. 23, already
referred to. It was natural to expect it after bo
disastrous a season. And it was to meet this
very outburst of dissatisfaction that we took early
occasion in that issue of our paper to correct
any such erroneous impressions as might arise
abroad, and stated that there had been noticed
" a change for the better in the efforts of captains
to reduce the expenses of their 6hips, while in
port." And though some captains here took
offense at the freedom of our remarks, which
were intended only to correct impressions that
we had been assured mijrht lie created at home,
they will now see that our remarks appeared at
the proper time and must have a good result.
The best refutation of the xtatements of tlie N.
B. Shipping List will bo found in the accounts of
fihins recruitint? at these islands durinz the last
fall. The increased competition which has arisen
in the shin chandlery business, the reputation of
the ship chandlers themselves, and the increased
pmnornv on the Dart of masters, have all conspired
j t .
to reduco the expenses of whaleships refittinz here.
The prices of all kinds of recruits during the fall
have been reasonable, averaging not over twenty-
five per cent, advance on iNew jucaiora prices,
and are as low as at any port in this ocean.
But the great trouble lies with the ship owners
themselves, in the extravagant scale on which
they have fitted out vessels and in the large
bonuses in some instances paid to sinpmasters.
For the past few years, ships have been fitted out
from home rorts at an expense frequently ot S5U,-
000 and sometimes as high as $60,000 for one
verad. This scale was based on the lanre profits
of the years 1850-i. In the paragraph quoted
o r 'w-v 1 a 3 a.
above lrom our paper ot uec. we aoverica to
this, and stated that ship owners must come down
in their views, and practice a little more economy,
or the business must be given up.
In conclusion, we trust that the ship owners of
N. Bedford will be able to discover the real "causes
of their ill-success." and not seek to charee
on our island merchants that which facts do not
warrant. Most cordially do we join with the
Shipping List in hoping "that a more rigid
economy will hereafter be practiced, not only by
ship owners themselves, but also by those in
whose hands are largely entrusted the wealth and
future progress of New Bedford." Our ship
chandlers are all men of integrity, whose reputa
tion in above dollars and cents, and who are and
have been ready to co-operate with ship owners
in all their enorts to carry on ine whale-hshery
Judge IIstfTmnn va. the Bark M Taskee."
The last mail from San Francisco brings us
Judge Hoffman's opinion in- the suit of Martin
Gallagher vs. the bark Yankee, in which the
Judge reviews the evidence and awards to the
libellant, Gallagher, the sum of $3000.
The importance which attaches to this decision,
although not a final one, leads us to examine it at
some length, and to inquire whether the grounds
on which it is Tuised are tenable.
It is quite singular that Judge Hoffman does
not refer to any legal authority to strengthen his
decision, or one case which might sustain it. The
opinion" opens with a statement of the facts
elicited, which we quote :
The libel In this case is filed to recover damages for a marine
The bets are clearly established by the evidence.
It appears that the libellant, who was a night watchman in the
Custom House, was, on the 26th Msy, 1856, seized by certain
persons acting under the order of the Vigilance Committee, and
conveyed to the rooms of tlie association, where he was held as
a prisoner for about a week.
During his confinement a kind of investigation srith regard to
his character and conduct was made by the Committee. The In
vestigation, called by them a trial, was conducted In the absence
of the prisoner, by examining such witnesses as were produced
against and for him.
The result of the examination was the conviction of the ac
cused, not of any particular offense, so far as appears i but of
being a 14 disorderly character," a pest to society, and a nui
sance." He was, therefore, sentenced by the Committee to banish
ment from the State, never to return under the severest penal
ties," t. e, under penalty of death.
In pursuance of this " sentence," the libellant, with several
others, was taken by an armed body of men from his place of
confinement in this city, and put on board a steam-tug, which
conveyed him and his guard to the Heads. ,The bark Yankee.
which was beating out to sea, was there overhauled, and the
libellant, with two other persons under a similar sentence, were
placed on board of her. - '
Much testimony was taken, with a view of showing the partic
ular conduct and language of the libellant, when be was going
on board the vessel. , -.
It docs not appear that either he or the other prisoners made
any very strenuous opposition to going on board. Such op posi
tion they no doubt were aware would have been fruitless arid
It is probable that they were happy to escape in any way from
the power of a body of men at whose bands they bad for so long
a time been under dally apprehensions for their live.
It sros evident, however- and the fact was not seriously denied
at the hearing that the master of the hark was fully .aware of
the circumstances under which the libellant and the other pris
oners were placed on board his ship, -and that an arrangement
hud previously been made with him to receive and convey them
to Honolulu. v - . i .' -
He, undoubtedly, endeavored to evade the responsibility be
was incurring, by attempting to obtain from the prisoners some
declarations or admixahsts that they were willing to go. But he
roust have been aware that they could. In no sense, be deemed
voluntary passengers, and that the answer of Oallagher, to the
fleet "that he supposed be had no choice In the matter," truly
described bis situslkm aud expressed his feeling. ,
During the voyage, the libelant and m?"?Vt
torebeen treated with kindness, and aUer their arrWal at
Honolulu a not unfriendly Intercourse was kept up between
them and the captain. . . nnreasona-
Tney appear to have considered, and PrJ " TT.
bly,That tlUpriipai authoss oftheir wrong.
Committee, by whom they hsd been swTCMd. top "J
sentenced to banishment, never to return under V
death, rather than the master, who had lent himself and hll
shin to carry out the sentence. .
Th"facta which have bees detailed show, however, beyond a
doubt, that the respondent has been guilty of a marine tort of a
very grave character. ' . v
Several points in the evidence should not be
overlooked, as having a bearing on the merits of
1. The libellant went on board the- Yankee
willingly " happy to escape in any way from the
power" of the Vigilance Committee.
2d. When asked by the Captain of the Yan
kee, on being brought on board, whether he took
passage willingly or not, he replied in the af
firmative, or, at the most, gave an equivocal f
answer, " that he had no choice in the matter."
3d. The arrangement alluded to, as having
been previously made with the Captain ot the
Yankee, may have been of a very different nature
from what the Judge assumes in his decision.
The arrangement if any, may have been simply
in regard to the paymout of passage in case of
Gallagher's consenting to obtain his liberty, by
taking passage in the bark.
Here are the main punts in the case. Had
Gallagher stubbornly refused to go had the
Captain forcibly compelled him to come on board,
and kept him there by force had there been any
understanding between the Vigilance Committee
and Captain Smith to take him at all hazards,
with or without his consent the case would
have been changed. But neither of these points
appear to have been, proven, but the very reverse.
Gallagher had ample opportunity to protest
both to those in charge of him on the tug, and
also to the Captain, against his banishment; but
not a particle of evidence was brought forward
to show that he objected in the slightest manner
to the mode of escape opened for him. Aud
those who came passengers with him, and wit
nessed the whole affair, were satisfied that he
fell in heartily with the arrangement, whatever
may have been his reasons for so doing. That
part of the judge's decision which assumes that
Gallagher was carried off by the Yankee against
his will is mere presumption, unsustained by the
evidence and by the well-known facts of the case.
When Captain Smith asked the libellant, if he
went willingly as a passenger, on which point
the evidence appears to be clear, he shows that
he was aware of his responsibility as a shipmaster,
and only when satisfied that Gallagher went wil
lingly, took him on board, the Vigilance Com
mittee, having by a previous understanding
with the master, become responsible for his pas
Yet on this evidence, Judge Hoffman is satisfied
that some damages should be awarded against
the defendant. But in estimating the amount,
he says, a Berious difficulty is encountered. In
his opinion only a small part of the damages due
should be given in the Marine Court :
- It is obvious that by fur the greater part of the wrongs
which the libellant has sustained, are mutters over which an
Admiralty Court, having jurisdiction only of marine torts, has
no cogn'zance. Ilia arrest, his imprisonment, and the so-called
'sentence,' which fixed an idcOaceuble stiuma on his name,
were matters occurring on land, and wholly lieynnd the jurisdic
tion of a maritime Court. For the redress ot these wrongs he
mast look to the tribunals of tlie State of which he Is a ctizen
and the jurisdiction and remedial power of this Court must be
confined within its lcpnl aud constitutional limits, unaffected by
any considerations as to the anility or libellant to obtain justice
in any other form."
The adroitness with which the judge aims to
elevate the standing and character of tho libellant,
as deserving of far greater damages than he can
expect in his court, is amusing. He assumes as
a fact that the libellant is known only as a per
son of tho highest respectability, notwithstanding
the evidence that was offered to the contrary. Of
this the Bulletin says :
u In his estimate of Gallagher's claims to respectability, he
differs with the community at larpe. We do not know what
particular and peculiar fnrilities the Judge may have for becom
ing intimately acquainted with the manner of man Oallagher is,
hut we do not repose so much confidence in his judgment in this
matter as we put in the estimate of the people at inrpe, among
whom Jallagher has lived for the past half-dosen years."
It is impossible for any unbiassed person to
peruse the decision of Judge Hoffman without
becoming convinced that justice in this case
has been laid aside, and that tho award is neither
based on an impartial hearing, nor on the
testimony offered. Like too many former de
cisions in the Courts of California, justice has
leen again perverted to sinister objects. What
these objects may lie. is not so apparent ; but the
fact that the Judge was among the strongest op
ponents to the Vigilance Committee, and possibly
the fact that the party against whom the decision
was made was in sympathy with that committee,
may have had some weight in deciding tlie case
against him, although the evidence and facts
may have been in his favor.
An appeal from the decision has very properly
been taken to a higher Court, where there isvery
little probability of its being sustained, or if sus
tained, with anything more than nominal dam-
NOTF.S OF THE WEEK.
A Goon Seevice. Tho British brip; Scotsman,
arrived off this port on Wednesday evening last, but
too late to enter the port, and it was supposed that
she would stand to the westward and secure a good
offing, as the wind was to the southward and the
weather looked very threatening. She, however,
drifted to leeward of the port, daring the night, And
in the morning was obliged to anchor a little to the
eastward of the entrance to Pauloa harbor, in some
five or six fathoms water a very dangerous position,
when it is remembered that she was on a lee shore,
within two or three cable lengths of the breakers.
Immediately on discovering her position, Mr. Bissett,
the agent of the Hudson's Bay Company procured the
services of the government steam-tag Pele, and pro
ceeded to the assistance of the imperilled vessel. The
wind blowing stronzly on shore, with frequent squalls,
caused a tremendous sea outside, and the little Pele
was tossed about in a most unceremonious manner,
standing, now on her head and now on her heel. The
excrrionif, of which there were several on board,
were terribly affected inwardly, and a friend of ours
described the appearance of two of them as reminding
him of "the two last lines of a hu mile petition."
Ilowever, the tag, under the able management of
Capt Mclntyre and the engineering skill of Capt.
Jacob Brown, bravely breasted the seas, and safely
brought into port the Scotsman, thus rescuing her
and cargo from imminent danger of total loss. Capt.
T. Spencer assisted the pilot, Capt Howland, not a
little in getting the vessel under weigh. The Pele
has in this instance proved herself a valuable assist
ant to the commerce of the port
TiiAKKS. To Capt. Lathrop, of the clipper ship
Rambler, is dae the thanks of the whole community,
for having at his own expense, brought the U. 3.
mail on board at San Francisco. It seems that on
the morning of sailing from that port, the mail bags
were discovered by him laying on the wharf, where
they hod evidently lain all night exposed to the rain.
At his own expense, he had them brought on board
the Rambler, otherwise, we might have waited some
time yet for oar letters and papers. The merchants
of Honolulu, on hearing the above statement of facts,
promptly reimbursed Captain Lathrop in the amount
of his expenses, and the community of the whole
islands will bear his kindness in remembrance. ' There
"would appear to be a screw loose somewhere in our
mail agency at San Francisco.
r t -.sssissaw
Jeox ltiGOiNO. The brig Scotsman, from London,
Is provided throughout with wire standing-rigging.
Even the jib and brace pennants are of this material,'
and are said by the officers to work well. She is also
provided with patent reefing apparatus, by which the
necessity of going aloft in bad weather is obviated.
. We hear that a ball will be given by their
- Majesties at the palace on the evening of the 10th mat
v xr n . m nwsr Rlack Wabbjob. -By
AjOSS Or TUB. -Jlu- ...
the return of the schooner . D. Carr, we learn with
TfMM' s nf tniH
regret the loss of the bar juacie rr . -
port The particulars, as we gntur -
Uia Brown, who returned in the schooner, are these:
The Black Warrior arrive .-. - -
Bay from the Arctic Nov. 2J, where sue icuna ,
tender waiting her arrival and all well on boonU sOn
the 28th she and the tender safely entered French-
... e s O r.xt.nma Th
man's Lagoon and anehoreu in a-
. ,i. .r1Ifr was employed cruis-
IOl lowing iwg - -
ing about for whales, but with no success. . Dec. 20
- . 1 1 as wt1 Wltll
Capt. Brown concluded to leave tne i.igw",
three boats from the Metropolis, four from the Lark
and three from other ships outside, to tow in case of
accident, the bark got under way. After passing the
bar, it was observed that the strong current was
drifting her towards the shore, against a fair breeze
and all the boats towing. Her anchors were let go,
but the windlass giving out. she payed onto theroclts
and commenced thumping where all attempts to save
her were vain. Finding the vessel filling rapidly,
efforts were made to save part cf her cargo. The
bark had on board 300 barrels oil and bad received
from the tender 400 seal skins, 40 barrels seal o. ,
and 25 barrels salted fish. , Only 90 barrels of oil.
and some of the gear and effects of the ship were
saved, and are on board the Emerald and Hill man.
At davlight on the 21st not a vestige of the bark re
mained, except the timbers and casks floating about
The officers and crew were divided around among the
four ships in the Bay.: The Black Warrior was
owned at this port, and sailed at an expense of about
$10,000, and her cargo was worth perhaps $5,000,
on which there is no insurance. Capt. Brown owned
one quarter, and the community will sympathize with
him in his loss. ' ' - '
Honolulu Special Tax We notice by the Poly-
, nf last Saturdav. that the Minister ordinance
publishes a number of regulations for the collection
of the special tax imposed by the Legislature to pro--M-ft.n.Uf.irrebuildimr
the bridges in this district
destroyed by the flood of December last The Collec-
tors appointed, will, we believe, give general n.ai
ion Mr. J. O. Carter is the Collector for the first
Sub-divisicn. including within its limits the city of
Honolulu, bounded on each side by runcn rowi
street and Nuuanu stream, makai by the harbor, ana
mnka bv School street. The appointment or air
Carter, will, without doubt, give no small degree of
satisfaction to those who are acquainted with him,
ta mivers throughout his sub-division may ex
peer to meet in him a gentlemanly official. Tax
r-Avprs are reouired to settle all tneir uues on or ue-
fore March 31st. We hear that some propose to test
th constitutionality of this special tax" before the
courts, they being of the opinion that one section of
the country cannot, under that instrument, oe caneu
upon to pay a tax which is not imposed upon all por
tions alike. :
Death or a Repbesentativ. Hon. Z. P. Kau
maea. a Member of the House of Representatives from
the District of Lahaina. died in this city on Monday
last, the 28th ult. His disease was an affection of
the lunes. aesrravated by a recent severe cold which
he had shared in common with almost everybody in
Honolulu. The House on Tuesday adopted the usual
resolutions on such an occasion, and immediately ad
journed as a token of respect to the deceased. Ine
two Houses of the Legislature, and a large concourse
of natives and others followed the corpse to the grave
vesterdav afternoon. Mr. Kaumaea had been a Mem
her of the lower House from Lahaina since 1852,
every succeeding year, with the single exception of
1856, and was noted for his energetic stand m lavor
of the rights of the people. He leaves a wife and one
Decision in Admibaltt. Chief Justice Allen gave
a decision last week in the matter or James Mnriey,
late third officer of the bark Italy. It was claimed
on the part of the owners, that Mr. Shirley had for
feited his claim to the share of the catchings of the
said bark during her last cruise to the northward,
inasmuch as he had disobeyed tho orders of his su
perior officers, and failed to perform his duty, in
consequence of which a whale, supposed to make fifty
barrels of oil, was lost in Shantar Bay. Considera
ble evidence was given in the case on both sides, and
Judge Allen decided that it was not proved that there
was any dereliction of duty any wanton neglect or
that the plaintiff had riot under the circumstances
exercised sound judgment He accordingly adjudg
ed Mr. Shirley as entitled to the amount of his lay for
the voyage, less the advance which he had received.
Paradk of tub Rifles. Tlie Honolulu Rifles,
Captain John H. Brown, on Monday turned out
about thirty guns, and, as usual, made a very fine
appearance, as they marched, counter-marched and
maneuvered through the streets. The remark was
frequently made by bystanders that their marching
would have done credit to " regulars" of any part of
the world. At the target practice on the camping
ground, some very good shooting was made. But
one prize was offered, and Corporal Charles N. Spen
cer, the best shot of the day, was declared the winner
of a handsome and appropriately designed gold
locket After drill, the Company and invited guests
sat down to a well-spread board, where digestion,
judging from previous exercise, must have waited on
appetite, and every body generally enjoyed them
selves. At 4, P. M , the tents were struck, and the
Company returned to their Armory.
The Government Press. The mass of news which
this week crowds our columns, forbids our noticing at
any length the course of the government press in the
matter alluded to last week. That journal meets, as
we supposed it would, with the unanimous condemna
tion of all who have expressed any opinion on it.
After making vain boasts for veracity, as it has from
time to time, it now attempts to sneak away before
public indignation without the manliness to own its
error, or to withdraw an insult, made though it may
have been, through haste or ignorance. It is such
an one that we have the honor to claim as our cotem
porary ; and when the pablio hereafter notice any
loud barking on the premises over the way, they have
only to bear in mind from whence it comes. No fur
ther explanation will then be needed.
Interesting to the Ladies. In addition to the
extensive and varied stock of furnishing and other
goods, to be found at Hackfcld's upper store on Fort
street, we notice some of the richest and most chastely
got-up dress patterns ever imported here. They were
manufactured from designs furnished by Mr. Ehllers,
the gentlemanly manager of the store, so favorally
known to all for his courteous deportment and
obliging manners. The goods are fresh from the
manufacturer's hands, having been received per Ade
laida, overland via San Francisco. See advertise
News of the Volcano. Our large editions of the
two last weeks, containing accounts of the eruption
on Hawaii, having become exhausted, and a large
demand still continuing for them, we will next week
re-issue a full and detailed narrative for the mail by
the Adelaida. Subscribers on the others islands can
have papers mailed to their friends abroad by send
ing their orders to our publication office. The ac
count in our paper of the 10th will be accompanied
by a map and various illustrations.
Lahaina. We are gratified to know that Mr. B.
F. Bolles, of Lahaina, one of the oldest and most re
spected merchants and ship chandlers of that port,
after a temporary suspension, is again in the full tide
of successful operation at his old stand and in his old
business. We wish him all the success of an enter
prising and energetic business man.
The Last But Ons. By the mail on Monday, our
respected townsman, Capt J. Meek, received the in
telligence of the death of his brother, Capt Richard
Meek, in Marblehead, Mass. Capt. John Meek is
now the last survivor of a family of five brothers, all
shipmasters, and men who have made their mark on
the broad page of American commerce. - We hope it
will be many years before we shall be called on to
chronicle the departure of the last
Episcopal Service will be performed on Sunday
evening next, at the Bethel, , by the Rev. Mr. Arthr.
Chaplain of H. B. M. Ship Calypto.
1 m.5 fine vessel which baa
Jq Pagers m
heay that for comfort she cannot be,WT
down, was lonbut at
aTIou. of th. -
to those of any vessel on tb route, and J
epection to satisfy any who Intend vuut
orthe Eastern States. We commend her to the pub
He and hope she may receive such support a- war
rant her steady employment as a Honolulu packet
She sails about the 12th.
Latest from M.utna LoA.-The party who visited
the eruption by H. B. M. Ship Calypso,
Saturday last They visited the stream
. . .. i ;a;tAd bv the Kamot
the plain ine sanic iw"v ' rtr
r i , tha n rater. . ii
first party, but aia not b.w"
course nothing new was seen. The flow appeared to
fcl gradually losing its force, though the eruption
may continue in action for months. The Kamot ar
rived this morning, bringing back all of the passe.
pcre that went up in her. We learn that the weath
er on Hawaii was unpleasant, having been rainy and
fogey. The entire party visited the stream, and one
or two only succeded in getting up to the crater.
A Caxoe Picked Up Capt. Berrill. of the Mary.
on Sunday evening last, on his passage from Kawat
i. 4v: rt nicked ud a canoe, when about fifteen
ilISC I" lum j"" - - .
tr.i Oo, fav The canoe had a raasx
miles iroin xs.icpv..r j- m
and sail attached, and had apparently been capsized
-s ,1 p-nf ' B. broueht the canoe to
ana nunuuuucu. i
Honolulu, and is ready to restore it to the owner, If
he can be found. . , ; . .
-i...nnnr . m istnt. This useful agricultural
journal comes to us with a new and handsome vig
nette head, and otherwise improved in its appearance
and matter. It is worth more than the subscription
-ii .nonwt in ncrri cultural Dursuits, as well
here as in California, and we commend it with conn-
a J A. At
dence to our readers. Subscriptions receiveu w .
book-store of H. M. Whitney.
ArcnoN. The sale of a well selected invoice of
English Goods, ex Scotsman tases place at me jvwms
a vi TV. to-dav at 10 o'clock. Also.
Ul A. A. v. .-., j-, J
at 11 o'clock, on account of whom It may concern, a
lot of damaged goods, eee advertisement.
ST Our thanks are due to our attentive friends in
San Francisco for the latest papers by the Kambier.
t t) t TTonT. nr th Smithsonian Institute.
IU A IVU V. avui v. -
Washington, we are also under special obligations for
the vsluaoie reports oi mai irauiuuuu
More Ice. The ship Fleetvoood. of 663 tons, was
advertised to leave Boston Jan. 26, for this port via
... ... . 1 C.I.M1.FV
Tahiti. She proDaoiy goi away riy m acuiu-.j.
We hear that she brings a second installment of ice.
She will be due here about J uly 1.
Address. Our readers will not forget that an ad
dress will be delivered this evening at the Bethel.
See notice in another column.
2T A sale of Books takes place to-morrow (Friday)
at Colburn'8 Auction Rooms. See advertisement.
(Correspondence of the Pacific Commercial Advertiser.)
"Lahaina, Feb. 24, 1859.
Mr. Editor: Many of the foreign residents of
this place and Honolulu have sympathized with us in
the sod catastrophe which befel our native church a
year ago the destruction of the roof and steeple of
the church by a whirlwind. They have contributed
towards rebuilding it. many of them of their own ac
cord, without any solicitation from us; and I know of
no better way to reward their beneficence than to ac
knowledge it through your paper, that their exam
ple may do good to others. The following are their
.1. T. Waterhoase, Eq., Honolulu. $ 60 00
Also 1 keg nails and 2 kesrs white lead,
W. C. l'arke, Esq., Honolulu, 10 00
Jas. W.Austin, Esq., Honolulu, 10 00
loa.G. I. Robertson. Honolulu, 10 00
Wra. Ap Jones, Esq., Lahaina, 10 OO
Thomas W. Evirett, Esq.. Lahaina, 10 00
Rev. Ij. Lyons, Wairoea, Hawaii, 10 00
K. P. Bond, Esq., Lahaina, -. ' 20 00
Henry Dickinson, Esq., Lahaina, 60 O0
C. S. Bartow, Esq., Lahaina, 10 00
George Brayton, Lahaina, 10 00
Kev. John i Pogue, Lahainaluna, 25 00
Rev. C. B. Andrews, Lahainaluna, 20 00
A Friend, Lahaina....... 25 00
A Friend, Lahaina, 10 00
Dr. H. II. While, Lahaina, 10 00
M. J- Nowlein, Lahaina, 10 00
David D. Baldwin, Lahaina, 10 00
P. II. Treadway, Esq., Lihaina, 10 00
Miss Abhie C. Baldwin, Lahaina, 6 00
Edward G. Hitchcock, Molokai 2 60
Rev. W. P. Alexander ami Waiiuka Church, 15 00
Rev. D. Baldwin, Lahaina 60 00
Mrs. C. F. Baldwin, Lahaina, 10 00
Total in cash, $402 60
Several Chinamen in Lahaina gave together $25 50.
The whole cost of the church, thus far, has been
$-1,500, or a little over. About $3,800 have been
paid for materials and work. Near $900 of this has
been borrowed, and the natives of Lahaina have con
tributed over $2,000.
We are truly grateful to all our friends who have
no generously aided us in this heavy work. The work
was beyond our capacity; but it must be done before
the rains of winter, or the interior would have been
ruined by the storms. We have now a debt of $2200
resting upon us a heavy debt for a poor people, and
we shall be glad of any further aid which friends may
The church is now complete, except inside paint
ing; more complete, in way of seats, than before it
was thrown down.
We have been very fortunate in our head carpen
ter, Henry Chamberlain, of Honolulu, who, with one
foreign and four native carpenters, has carried for
ward the whole job, with persevering energy, from
the beginning to its completion.
Yours, most truly, D. Baldwin.
L4x vs. cr.
Mr. Editoh : The vulgar scurrility of your corres
pondent HF's letter, in your last number, renders
it utterly unworthy reply; nor would I have conde
scended to notice it, did he not endeavor to sneak out
of the charge of publishing a malicious fabrication,
which I then made, and shall now prove against him.
He says : " As regards the falsehood, I will merely
reiterate that the Sheriff did not get the warrant nn
til late in the afternoon. Whether it was in the
hands of the Clerk, or elsewhere, I am not expected
to know." .
Now, although I admit that your correspond
ent cannot " be expected to know" very much, yet
the following certificate from the Clerk of the Court
will, I think, satisfy the public that your correspond
ent, when he caused the above paragraph to be
penned, did know full well that he had given circula
tion to a most gratuitous and ''malicious fabrication"
when he said in his first letter that " the discourtesy
on the part of the Lawyer, who instituted the suit, in
filing the complaint so that the arrest, which
was made after dark, cannot be censured in terms too
strong. - '
Honoluht, March 2, 1869.
Sib : In reply to yonr question as to the time at
which you delivered to me the petition for process of
arrest in the suit of Polack r. Elbrecht, I have to
state that, as far as 1 remember, it was about half
past eleven in the forenoon; but I was engaged tak
ing evidence at the time in a case before Judge Allen,
and was unable to issue the warrant of arrest until
past four o'clock. . . . . ,
Mr. Wilcox called on the Monday following, and
requested me to let him know when the warrant was
issued, and I informed him as I have above stated.
: I am, Sir, . r
- ' yours obediently, '
Jno. E. Baxnakd.
Apologizing for my compulsory intrusion on your
valuable space and the public attention,
. . - ,. .. I am, &o., Lex.
Trial of Winans'b New 8tea.mer, The iron
stctmer built by Messrs. N. & T. Winans, which has
attracted so much attention and talk throughout the
country, is now completed. Steam has been applied
to her machinery at the wharf, for the purpose of
ascertaining certain facts as to ventilation. &c, and
everything proved more satisfactory than was antici
pated by her enterprising projectors and builders.
.She will be ready for a trial trip in a short time.
AT F. ComAdvertis er, Jan. 1. .
Thirty:oac Days later fron tjS
Arrival of the f Adelaida and Ra,
..Thai Mexican baric JLMlniiln
"W QQ j.
Wj - --w. w on the 28th O
the American clipper ship Rambler. tjH
vessels brought a U. S, mail, the first that JS
and the last that of Jan. 20. The news by"!
arrivals is interesting, though not of ver N
portance. One of the matters of greatest 'wS
our readers is the discussion in the UniuH l
Senate on the Pacific Railroad Bill, but hfcv N
gret to learn from the papers received, doj '!H
favorable to the passage of the bill the prJM
sion. The last dispatch from Washingtoi iyS
up to the 18th, reads as follows : .
: ' The House Committee on the Pacific EVl I
day voted down all propositions lookine to S
struclion, leaving (to be acted on by the &I? ?S
only) Mr. Stevenson's resolution that it j, V
to embark in the construction of any mJ11
time." - : ' - ma
The Senate has pased the French Fnon.r I
it i thnns-hfc f.h HnnftA will ...'rTf
miMA 1 - S ..... unm - . .
T-miAnt Riiflhanan will niom it Tu. ..
jl.ccmuvu. o aiic auots
iku m SmnnrtAnt matters whir-.h ho., l.
w.w r-- , 1 . " "tllltM
Viw rVmrrrttu since our last rnorr
Tha hark Fannv FUher arrived at c. .
.- ' - "aurrui
from Sydney on the 8th February, itj j4.JV
that place to the 19th November. In reg fc
clipper schooner ' Vaquero, commanded bj ftV
Fisher A. Newell, (well known to our reside
copy the following from the Alta Calif ornUj
12. We sincerely hope this account may
Supposed Wreck or the V aqcero Tb
Herald of Nov. 19th. states that the 8hip j
Monde, from San Francisco, had arrived at Ow
scliff, near Melbourne, and reported having
the American whaler Minerva, which, on tW?
October, bad seen the after part of a vessel, Kp
to be part of the schooner Vaquero, from Sat k
Elizabeth Khnnl Tv.
"nl,H " - "5 i
i-J t ,: rr nhnllt th 10th 1., . , ' M
BailC! UUl" lino J"" - - "SU11U J
and mi been OUt 110 diivs
- --j- ..u its; J
November, and as she was a good sailer, fcj
: J Q.J.U in th. n.SJJl. . H
to nave arrive ;uuv """uie oi
it is not improbable that she has been wrecked
Vaauero was a long time engaged in the trii'j
iween tnis pori. uu -oowHumm
Capt Newell, an uncle of Wm. Newell, chief
tor of the late San Francisco Chronich:' ''
N. S. W. Gold Fields. "The gold yield of d
South Wales is increasing rapidly. During tkj
ten months of '68 the yield was 204,113 onnce(t
$3,800,000,) against 117,493 ounces durinj tin,.
period in 07. ine mines oi new ooum naifr.J
lv bore the same relation to those of Victcrii
the Oregon mines now bear to the mines of CacJ
The following is a list of the passengers atij J
that sailed in the Vaquero from San Francisco;
Cabin Passengers. Geo. C. Perkins, of h
destined for Tahiti.
Steeratre Passengers. Chas. Tennant.CO'B-
Chas. James, John James, Joseph Brook, Jj
Sprice and Wm. Young.
Crew. F. A. Newell, master; P. Smith. 1
cer ; H. R. Gaylord, 2J officer ; Henry 8. &
steward: Frank Galager, cook; Vtro. Horn,:;
Walker, Samuel Stanly, Wm. George, AndrevJ
son, John Rinkoop, Henry btates, seamen.
Prioress. The London correspondent of the .
of the Times, says that Prioress at the Cestnt
made better time than was ever before accontfj
in England. That of Mr. Sykes in 1855, wat'
one second, but he carried fifteen pounds ksrJ
than the mare; hers therefore, is to all intent
purposes the best performance.
From Hayti we learn that a revolution had d
place at the city of Gonaives, where a Urge y;
the populace had taken possession of theforti&d
and of the Emperor Soulouque's palace, aBd"d
nounced" a Republio in due form, declaring;
emn proclamation that the Emperor had fbife:
claim to the alleenance of the people, Ml n
traitor to the State.
Tn Mexico the government troops appear to a
again got the upper hand of the liberals, ani
condition of that country, if possible, is d&iljri
Effects or the Presidekt's Message is (Yl
The Spaniards in Cuba are exceedingly lndijryr
the proposition or president liucnanan to p"
Cuba. Meetines were called immediately nrm
receipt of the news, and resolutions passed exprsi
the utmost regarrj for the Spanish govern menu
abhorrence at the idea of being under th ooC-
the United States. The papers are boiling ovenl
indignation at the proposition. One of them new
" Purchase the island of Cuba ! The Cabiw
Washington well knows that there is nobody t
it. and that there is not money sufficient to pj
it. This was the thought of the Spaniards ands
the sentiments of all the -eons of this soilfrc
moment that, for the first time, this idea lorst
the politics of the North. Therefore, when a r
ter of the crown declared in the midst of theme
representatives, on an occasion similar to thrprs
that selling the island or uuoa wouia peeqnauM
ins the honor of Spain, those words found an eti
all parts of the monarchy as theunanimonscryn
Spanish hearts, ana irom tnai moment tnej vm
garded as the clearest and most precise express
the answer to be given whenever sucn an awun
ject shoi-ld be renewed."
Capt. UrBLixo's case, in the U. S. Commisrt
Court at Hartford was decided on Saturday, M
missioner Smith finding that Capt. Kiblingfelur
1v and niraticallv ran away from the fishinz pq
with the bark JV. S. Perkins and the gooM
wares on board with intent to sell the ran w
own benefit, said goods and wares bclonpne te H
pn of the United States. The value wis fh"
the testimony to have been more than S20.0flO, i
the Commissioner ordered him to nnd nan wr?'
before the District Court tobeholde
New Haven on the fourth Tuesday of Febrnarr.
B. Mercury, Jan. 7.
ine JLAtnnoTt inreriiwr o - i
writes that the French Foreign Office has henrln
rm V I fl 3 J." T-Ma AnmmVH
pome snrprifie, Mr. Buchanan's notification l
dosire of the American Government to onrchawW
This part of the Message is considered moref1
as the French Government had previously wwj
Minister its determination, in cum
tlon with Entrland, not to tolerate the cexsionoM
to the United States, even were Spain to coM
such an arrangement. .
The appeal of Montalembert was heard on lj
ult at the Imperial Court. M. de Fam, oi
of the appellant, spoke first, the ProcnrenJ
hk .4 at Knirnw fnllnwMl- an 1 tne
flenpral nofiin resnnnded Ml the whole C
inrlrrpfl nfter two hour and a halfdeliberatil
7 1 iVallllIQU V.- It Ul HIV VIIXIS.V 1 A Sj
oiple of universal suffrage and the rights n l
Emperor enjoys from the constitution; bnt JT J
of three thousand francs, but commuted tne'Tj
of imDrisonmcnt into three instead of sit mons i
Pressure was brought n pon government to
a guaranty of 4 1-2 per cent, on half 1"i'iKI8!j
ling new capital orthe Atlantic Telezrann v;
and it was supposed that povernment would p
and if so, a contract for a new cable will he w
v- -it v r,(tinr the car !
1SUVMIIM9 vnii id iiiwic ii.."rt . Vr
April or May, and even then their success is '
i ne damage to tne present came nas - .
b at h Bhnro end. nhont 270 miles fromt'1
. a. 7fl f.iLA.a a? a an I n Art K
posed to be a fault about 300 miles from
land. Currents had been received dui iw -
Lord Derby acknowledges the receipt pf J?3
praying for government aid to the Atlantic r.l
anrl nmmiui in law ? hpfnre the Coronll-' J
the Treasury. Tt is thought the Ternme"tA,2
gaaranteothenewcap!tal. If so, a contract iw j
cable will be immediately made. I
. s.r wn.i-i i.. linAlnn nf th' ' j
called attention to the establishment of wow J
i- j r 1: AlcrranhlC C" J
cation with America by a Southern route, w i i
half its capital subscribed. He had been in J
to state the conditions under which a fusion ( j
companies might be effected. venJ.sWLiW
suggested that such a matter could not be ew V
by the meeting, and the obairman said thlrf
the negotiations with government, the proi J
ought not to be discussed. Mr. wh,t7";..ii
drew the subject,' and an adjournment
general meeting in February, was una i
Fifteen young men, occupying "T (tftl
tions, hod been arrested in Skibberecn, ""jK
charged with being concerned in an Am j
libuster invasion of Ireland. ' " . t jhff
Louis Napoleon has eon faired nVmeu.ri
the distinction of the Legion of Honor, for DW I
services to the navigation of the world.
' India. The Bombay mails brings tne
proclamation, whloh was read thrtmn j
November 1st Its terms are liberal;
to proteet religions freedom; confirms i j.
all save murderers of British, prvidd ub,n
madebefors) the 1st of January. .
We are compelled,, from want of
part of tie foreign mews prepared for this a90'