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ITXONZSJ3AT. AT ML. M.UM.
gaaavs enterprises feavw
year, wMea tend to divert the capital of
tnStiraTwhsllns Inlm.lil i i.
TjfcCTiBaT mttrW "ne tbtrebw. Oas fleet U
""'"J vessels with a toanafe of 6,071 tana.
iwepswww a Ubia la show Ute present eoodiUoa of
raa&ri; fled, which aosabers eighteen vessels, with an
tor 4tt teas, show tar a decrease of oolv ana vessel.
2031 too. This fallinf off ia tuooare b awrc than canpen-
aaae tba improved chancier of the ftwta bow ia employ
Mow of thesa arc aew, and fitted ap with great care, and witb-
xst reward la expense They ars all aon ably lannrrl thaa
ww have rrtr hrW known, and win ssiqarstionaLly give a food
aseoaat of tnrsa fives.
Taalac law sssnnnt of o0 and hoe caaght th past year, a
-ahawa la taw ta appended. It rives aa averse to each vessel
ptyd dwrtaw that period of nearly too barrels. Baeaoofthe
vsbbbIs were hiiiiii eatployed la trading tar booe, Ivory,
aad the airs eaif do not appear hi the table.
There hi every imm to hope that Ihia branch of oar
wHJ Increase ever what it hi at present, although the raano trade
may prove a temporary check to tc
! I il III! fill S1I2I 0
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Besides the Jrptine, with 300 tons of guano, we are able
to report ao aserchaat arrival. There have been a number of
aa ii.haiitiin n sailed, whose cargoes win be found below.
The Pizmrr. for Bremen, and Caawia, for New Bedford are
fllBag wp aad will probably find full cargoes. The Caapra has
takes) in some 1590 bbls. daring the past week, and has now oo
board aearty 4000 bote. The Sachem takes the cargo of the
yearsArae, and will probably have la ran down to Jams Island
for the 200 or 900 tons needed to fin her.
Trade has been good during the past week, but more quiet
thaa at last repnrt. " The "spring season" hi fast drawing to a
SCO A E The JrcW brought ap a fun cargo from Kaaai,
consistinc of 400 mats, and ttl kegs. We notice a small sale of
keg sosar at a actios at 7c
- HIDES The trade is active and we are pleased to notice
targe quaatitirs exported by every vessel for eastern ports.
OI L Aa auction sale of the oil as red from the Block Wor
rier, was taade aa Monday, as follows: 90 bbls. fine polar, sold
Irnea 51c 9 57c per gallon- mostly at 56c. 60 gallons dark
POTATOES 120 bbls. Irish, sold at auction from S3 373
13 per bbls. 50 hbla. Sweet, at il 0 $15. .
The foBawsng are ail quotations at auction sales by A. P
, Biunt .
TAB 47 hbbv sold for $2 87 a9 $4 37.
KOrMS 30 ttds. sold at (3 37.
BOTE J9 coOs Manilla, li, and 1 inch, sold tor 9, O 10
eta. per In.
C A .XT ASS 20 hotta canvas. No. 3 and 4, sold for 15 9 18c.
ABJUWBUXrr 15 bags, 7c
EaATCST DATES, receives! at this Oflee.
BaaFraaetsco Apr. 9 I Paris Feb. 10
Panama, S. O. Feb. 31 Hongkong Jan. 10
Sew fore Pen. 21 j Melbourne, Vic Nov. 20
London Feb. 12 Tahiti- Feb. 11
For Sa Fsascntco So Tessrl ap at present.
For LaaaJSA per '--"" snnlay.
For Keaa per Kinoolc. oo Fralay.
For bvosa per Murning Star, oo Saturday.
pout or ixoxjoz.tjx.tj. h. x.
April 14 Am wh sh Maaaachuvetts, Chatfleld. from Cat. coast,
14 Am wh sh JeOVrson. Banting, last from N Z, 80 sp,
420 wh. 40U0 bone, season.
. 14 Haw bk Uambia, brooks, from French Frigate Shoals.
15 Aa wh bk American, Pease, from the Line, 40 sp.
IS Am wh sh Tamerlane, Wioalaw, from hrane, 90 sp.
15 Am whsh Bdw Carey, eardner. from home, 100 sp.
15 Am wh sh Montreal, Scale, from CaL coast, 4O0 wh.
15 Sch Excel, Antonio, for Kauai.
Id Am wh bk Florence, from Kawaibae, off and on.
16 eh Kekauluohi, from Kooa.
IS Am wh sh AdUiauu, Lawrence, fra lAhaiiia, off and on.
1 Am wh bk Emerald, Pierce, from CaL coast, 700 wh,
73 sp, season.
lft Am wh bk Ohio, Barrett, from lahalna, off and on.
1ft Am wh bk Qeo Washinrtoo. Brightman, from N Z, 70
sp, 300 wh, all told 220 wh, 2500 bone, season, off
17 Asa wh sh Rambser, WDlis, from HDo, off and on.
17 Sch Kamoi, from " aha ina
18 ch Margaret, from Kauai.
17 Am wh sh Martha 3d, Daly, fm home, 170 sp, shipped
85 at FayaL
17 Am wh sh South Boston, Randolph, fm home, AO wh.
80 Am brigantine Josephine, Stone, ha Jarvis Island.
M ch Moikeiki. UaU, from KahuluL
21 A brig in the offing, supposed to be the Aloha, from
Bremen, to Af etchers 4s Co.
April 13 Corinth iaa, Lewis, Kodiack and Arctic
14 Am bk Frances Palmer, Paty, Saa Francisco,
14 Am brig Koloa, Peaaeroy, for Teekalet, P. 8.
14 Seas Kamoi, Wilbur, aad MoikeUe, Hall, for Maui.
14 Mareta, Bilings, Kodiack.
14 OtheDo, KiUmer, Oebotsk.
II llasssihiisills,Csatacal.Ochotsk. :
1ft American, Pease, Oebotsk.
1ft Wa Wwt, Osboraw, for Kodiack
lft Ceha Maria, for lohama, and Mary, for Kawaihae.
17 Washington, Brightsaan, Kodiack and Arctic
18 Ohio, Barrett, Ochotsk.
17 Clip sh Abby Brown, Moody, Johnson's Island.
15 Clipper sh Syrea, 6reene, for Sew Bedford.
IS Sch Excel, Antonio, for Koloa.
Is Tamerlane, Wlnstow, Kodiack and Arctic
18 Addison, Lawrence, Kodiack and Arctic
19 ch Joha Young, for MaaL
10 South Bostoo, Raadolph. OchoUk.
19 Brig Agate. Long, for Phoenix Island.
Bark MeHta, Potters, foe Japan.
i Kaaaoi, WUhar, for laharna, and KekanlaohL
Jsrisaaoa. Carr. H.
' Task la san. Ksw. 14, 1898, ia hU. 10 R, keg. 155 20.
faV bat MP whales, and. they very wild. Took 2 whales this
arr-iV Is Psrrsaher, tha weather exceedingly had aad ao
whalM s be seas the month ending as it began. January, 1S59,
taw weather fhassnt for the first part took three whale this
saoota, which avaraged 100 bbia each. Ia February, ap U tha
Ifjta, weather jl si 9th, took a right aad a sperm whale
awavsry sslsswaf spsrsa waahav 1st. 43 8 long. 157
SB W. Pat away for be Msrnnraas lsUads on the 17U; had
of Ust paswaga. woeaaat.n
136 a 4 W, caarht a goawy, with kathera tag attached.
kwauing the Irdsawwig IrsjerrptMa : Bark Jawpaa, ooaasl south
las. 34 a 13 K, bog. 88 45 W., Jaoaary 37, 1859-" This bird
saast have Sosra tha rmrrT kwtwaaa the two ships ia 34 days,
aa we eaaght hint on the 30th February. Arrived at Magdaleaa
Bay oa tha 17th of March. . Tin wood and water, aad sailed
mm the 2ata far ft ''"d fresh trade wiada until
a riisf- ta f- wawATOnst hare had
Ight wind-! - - 'c."3n!iis w' "
CP Capt lires) faaaftt that the hii- ZAermli saached aa a
jif SJtwaca sTaslvidad Islaad and Point Ageaia, oa tha coast
. . n-xzm .a. .r af tha 8th J.naary. whila
li kuKkwrnibr tha Istsnil tmt eaaaeoff
p .... Thla reaf Bas about East by
, u sk. mIv at lonr hstervals. That the
t the Islaad aad point fct vary sasafs la V-Z
- tawwa. i have usasaiM I wUa
I to this passage, an af wheat supposaia se aw
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a deep water channel The Miner ra paawd tbroagh at 13, P.
M., whofly anaware of danger antil boanied by as The tide
ran very tronc Derhana five knota, at fall and chanre. The
vicinity hi rood whaUng groaad, bet veaeete ihoold be cantioaa
of the tide and reefs referred to.
Raroar or Baio Joscnis. Sailed from Hooolaln Feb. 11th,
and lor the firat Ibnr daye had the winds changeable from 8. W.
' to S.-t, with cootinaal heavy raiaa,anj did not get aa beerva
tino ODtU In bvt. 11N. Arrived at Jarrta Iiland oo SatunUy,
March a. The ahln BIsek Hawk atuled the Bam day Itr. Sew
Tark with a faB cargo. The ahip Uenry Brigham, to endeavor
ing to move from one bony to the other, fell to leeward, and watt
14 day in regaining tl island. Ship Rambler, Lathrop, ar
rived on the 11th, and came to at her moorings the next day.
The Henry Brigham mtuhled to go to rannlngs Island tot water
on completion of her cargo. The Josephine sailed from J arris
Island on the 14th alt. fur New Xantocket Island, with thirty
two passf npi n, and a spar buoy in tow. Arrived at New Nan
tucket on the 21st. The next day takl a mooring suitable for a
ship to ride at. Left oo the Ulaad sufne white men with proria
fcoas and water for six months and arms tur defence, and we
eft oo the morning of the 24th. Arrived at Ilowland's Island
the same day, where we bud another aioorina, and leaving more
mea on that island, sailed for Honolulu oo the 26th alt. The
ssosriairs were laid andrr the superkstendenceof Hr.C.H.Jadd,
Agent of the American Guano Ompany. March 28, hU. 00
21m. 5n long. ITS 9 ttw. W., spuke bark Lagwla, 110 bbls sp.
from New Zealand, bound north. The Josephine experienced
calms daring the first week of the passage, after which had stiff
breeses from S. B , with some very heavy squalls of three or
four hours duiaiion. The ship Black Hawk was loaded in the
feat space of 17 days. The Henry Brigham would sail about
March 34. The Ramhler would sail about April 30. The Hes
perus and Fleetwhrg were on the passage down when the Jo
atphhteselt BarosT rrasvaaD sr Ma. CaaS. II. Jcdd, or Arraias at
Jaavts Ltutsa. Left Honolulu oa the evening of the 1st of
February. 1359. On the nieht of the 6th, running at the rate of
13 knots aa hour, discovered breakers ahead within half a mile,
it being the Jf. E. point of Christmas Island, with a strong cur
rent setting in. Gut ail the natives to work ship and beat
against wind and current, and ran clear of it. Arrived at J arris
island on the 10th. Landed the laborers, Ac, and on the 14th
commenced loading her. She sailed on the 5th of March 1,4 7
tons of 2240 lbs, having been loaded in 17 running days, at the
rate of 100 tuns per day. The Josephine arrived the same day
from Honolulu with provisions and water. The same day com
menced loading the Henry Brigham, which had been taken to
leeward, and had been la days beating back against northerly
winds. Loaded the Josephine, and gut her ready for the expe
dition to Baker's and Ilowland's Islands. The Bambler arrived
at J arris Island on the 12th.
Mr. Jadd sailed for Baker's Island Monday, March 14, leav
ing Mr. Wilder in charge of Jam Island. The Josephine ar
rived at Baker's Island on the 21st. Mr. Jadd laid heavy moor
ings there, left some white m o, and brought off samples, etc.
Found the island overrun with rabbits, descended from those left
there by the Liholibo in 1857. Lay at the moorings two days,
and sailed for Uowland's Island, where the vessel arrived in six
boors. Placed a mooring there and left men. Sailed for Hono
lulu and arrived in 34 days,
From Jaaru IslaXD per Josephine, Aril 20 190 tons
For Phssix Ilixd per A rate, April 1920 bbls beef, 7 do
pork, 12 do flour, 2i do do, luo lbs butter, 4 csks bread, 1053
a-alls casks, 1 nh whisky.
for A aw Bkdfokd per Syren, April 18 105,151 galls wh
oil. 332 do sp do, 36.KS0 lbs bone, 3,022 bullock hides, 106,998
lbs t illow, 34,137 lbs old copper and composition, 2,408 lot wool,
18 pkgs incize, SStf lbs coffee, 14.124 goat skins, 4 bbls slush.
750 bullock horns. 35 calf skins. Value foreign produce, $3,
994 S5; uomestie do, $20,797 07; transhipped, $100,679 50.
From FaRSK-H Faisara Suniij per Gambia, April 131650
galls seal oil, 150 skins, boats, bouse.
VESSELS IN I'ORT. APRIL SO.
Br. ship Puuu-ro, hweet.
Ant. bark Sachem, Atkins.
Am clipper ship Chapin, McCrellis.
Am sh Modern Times, Overton.
linm brig Hero, Von Holdt.
Am britrt Morning Star. Brown.
Haw brig Victoria, Comstock.
Haw brig Oabu, Bumpos.
Am sh Martha, Manchester.
Am ah Levi Starbuck, Jemegau.
Brem brig AntiUa, Fehlber.
Am bk tmeral l, Iterce.
Haw brig Alice, Spencer.
Am sch Josephine. Stone.
Veaorla Expected freua Fereljca Forts.
Mez bk Adelaida, Nye, will be due fm San Francisco about
The clipper ship Phautmi, Pvtrrsnn, 1200 tons, of Pierce's
line of packets, woold leave Ihwtoo, for Honolulu. Iarch 15.
The clipper ship Argo, Ballanl, under charter for Jarvis Isl
and, is expected here about t.Y'Noth inst.
Ship Norseman, Capt. HaskM, would sail from Boston, T-b'ry
21st for Honolulu, touching at Valparaiso, consigned to C.
Spalding, with an assorted cargo of lumber, coal, provisions,
Clipper ship Fketwond, of Pierce's line of packets, sailed from
Jtnaw, trrnT rim t.alI. Vh SO
British ci(r sliip 8ea Nymph, Oppenbeim. was to leave
London in December for Honolulu ami Vancouver's Island.
British brig mma sailed from Liverpool, Aug 23, for Fraser
BJver via Honolulu.
Shins Pbaninme and Queen were advertised to leave London
in all Sept., fur Fraser Kiver, touching at Honolulu.
From Bremen, early in March, clipper brig Aloha, to fit fur
whaling, by Hoffschlaeger A Stapenborst.
Tor Nsw Bsnroso per Syren, April 19 Mrs Brown, Miss M
Brown, Master Brown, Mrs Chamberlain, MUs Chamberlain, P
Johnson, Rev T K Taylor, Mr and Mrs E A Heydon, fir Brown.
From MasGABiTa Bar per Jefferson, April 5 W II Wilson.
For Uakodsdi per Meiita, April 20 C II Smith, Mr Tom,
Mr and Mrs Lange and 2 children, Mr Collins. Lewis Chaippe.
For Tsekslet per Koloa, April 19 Mr Bryan and 5 Hawa
From Jaavnt buastt per Josephine C U Jadd, Win Gulick,
and 25 natives.
From Hilo per South Boston, A wil 17 B Pitman and three
From Koxa per Kekaulaohi, April 17 Rev T E Taylor, wife
and four children, A Heydon and wife.
For KOLOa per Excel. April IS W B A Id rich. J N Pope,
W Vaudrey, Cat Fresach, and 25 on deck.
From Karsi per Excel, April 14 V Knudsen, Puncan
af eBryde. Mr II R Hoilister. 2 others and 20 on deck.
From Maci per Kamoi, April 12 Miss Mary E ladd.
In Honolulu, April 18, the wife of M.
B. Beck with, Esq., a
At Kailua, Hawaii, on the 5th of Aril, by Rev. Asa Thurs
ton, Mr. Edwis A. Hstdos to Miss Maar U. Tux'sstox.
In Honolulu, April 20, of inflammation of the bowels, Mr.
Albbbt J. Hildrktb, of Sag Harbor, L. I-, where he caves a
wife, aged about 35 years late the first o Dicer of ship Coral, of
On board whak-sbip Jeferton, Oct. 7, 1858, James Hawlkt,
a native of New York, eook of tlie ship.
At sea, March 14, CaaaLES Plait, aged 32 years, a native of
Scotland. Deceased was cooper of whalbihip Tamerlane,
from which vessel he Jumped overboard.
PORT OF LAEAINA.
'-' ARRIVALS. '
April 13 Am wh bk Martha 2d, Daily, X B, from Dominique,
85 sp, season.
14 Rm wh sh Edw Carey, Gardner, Nant'k, from Hilo,
100 so, season.
14 Am wh bk Tamerlane, Wins low, N B, front San Car-
April 13 Montreal, Bowie, for Arctic
13 Ohio, Barreti, for the north.
13 America, Pease, Oebotsk.
1 Tamerlane, Winslow. northward.
14 Edw Carey, Gardner, northward.
14 Geo Washington, Brightman, for Arctic
Tbb " Coxmebciai." Abroad. Almost every mail
from the United States brings as letters noticing
tin regularity with which the Commercial is received
by its subscribers there. This regularity is owing no
doubt in part to the special mode in which we forward
our papers. They are put up in separate parcels,
narked with printed labels for New York City, the
parcels not being opened till they reach that city.
In order that persons wishing to subscribe and send
home the paper, may be assured, we quote from two
or three of the last letters received. A captainL
wife writes from Greenport, L. L:
"The Jdvertiter comes to as regularly. We receive and
peruse it with great Interest, as it brings to tu news of a land
where we have spent many pleasant days."
A subscriber in New Bedford writes :
; "The papers up to Nov. 12, have been received. We are
much interested with their contents. It is really gratifying to
receive from the Pacific so able, dignified and high toned a paper
oae that commands the respect of intelligent, reflned and virtu
was people. As now conducted, it is an honor to Honolulu and
the Sandwich Islands."
' ' Another subscriber in New London writes :
" I am a thousand tiroes obliged for the papers, for there is no
paper printed in the I'nited States or out of them, that I grasp
at and read so eagerly as the Sandwich Island Advert imv. You
"cannot Imagine how delighted I am to receive it. I do not lay it
aside untd I have read It all, advertisements with the res."
Fob thk New Gcako Islajtm. The brig Jlgate
sailed Tuesday for Phoenix Island, with twenty,
fixe Hawaiian laborers. . This kind of labor suits the
natives much better than whSling, as the climate of
tie guano islands is almost identical with that of
their naCre land. The A zateXmu down anchors,
clisisJ, &&, to lay down ship moorings, and she is
provided with all the necessary outfits for a perma
nent guano establishment Mr. A. F. Goddard went
as Covernor,, t 1 tr!!l s"perintend tho loading of
ilipo at the Ui&J. ; ; - "
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1859, or as soon thereafter as 400 subscri
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THURSDAY. APRIL 21.
Far back in the dark, mysterious past, when
theee islands lay shrouded in the deepest gloom
of paganism, licentiousness ruled with undisputed
sway not a dream arising in the minds of her
universal votaries that any other law than the
law of passion and lust should control human
minds. Among these ancient customs was the
hula dance. It was not simply dancing as known
among foreigners, but was a show, a grand theat
rical and musical entertainment. The fairest
girls were selected and trained, and in their wild,
denuded state, with only such clothing and orna
ments as custom allowed, apreared before the
spectators. Around the dancing mats, headed by
the teacher, sat, cross legged, a row of ten or
twelve drummers, each with his hula calabash.
The dance consisted of gestures and posturings in
dicative of licentious acts, accompanied with music
and often with the most vulgar and unchaste songs
which the tongue is capable of uttepjng. In
these. songs, from which the refined and chaste
turn with disgust, consisted the chief attractive
ness of the hula.
Not only are they demoralizing in their ten
dency to excite in the spectators tho vilest licen
tious emotions, but they have another equally de
basing influence, in creating indolence. This ef
fect is witnessed now in Koolau, which is the head
quarters of the hulas at present. It is seen every
where that the hula prevails; and, so far as it
operates on the rising generation, this practice has
a ruinous influence. It is for these reasons that we
have not hesitated to condemn and expose the ef
forts which have been made to revive these dis
gusting shows. The evil results arising from them
may not be fully developed for years, but the
future will show that the advancement of the na
tive race had been checked in a great measure by
this mistaken policy.
At the annual meeting of the Hawaiian Mis
sionaries at Honolulu, in May last, they addrwsed
a respectful memorial to the King in Council,
praying that some measure might be adopted to
put a check upon this evil, upon the growing na
ture of which they eloquently expatiated. The
memorial was, by the Council, referred to the
Judges of the Supreme Court, with how much
propriety we cannot say, but we have never heard
that they acted upon it.
To the Polynesian newspaper is duo all the
credit of having been the only public advocate of
these sensual and heathenish dances, character
ized by it as " innocent and harmless amuse
ments," admirably adapted to devclope the phys
ical constitution of the native females ! With all
its might and main it has advocated them, and
sought to justify their introduction.
lint we rejoice that there is here, as elsewhere, a
public opinion, which, though tardy in its move
ments, is yet pure in its effects. Public opinion
so unquooiimat'Ij ojvjfacKl to allowing trio - 1 1 tl Kr
duct ion of the hulas, and though' the Ministers
have succeeded in forcing through the Lower
House, after great opposition, the law allowing
hulas to be licensed in Honolulu, they have lieen
compelled to recede from the demand first made
of allowing them on other islands.
Those who care for the preservation and im
provement of the native race, will be glad to learn
that His Majesty has come out and spoken boldly
on this subject, in his address before the native
Agricultural Society, to which we alluded last
week in an item. From the report prepared
for the JIae, we are permitted by the courtesy of
its editor, to translate Ilia Majesty's remarks .
Ilis Majesty on rising, remarked that be felt ereatly
dissatisfied with the existing state of things on Oahu
among his native subjects the tci, or scarcity of food.
It was a thing to be ashamed of. and he, ns the Chief
Magistrate, was ashamed to be compelled to confess
the fact. He would give his opinion, in a few words,
as to what were the causes of the scarcity :
The great number of hortes. Ihe horse was a no
ble animal, when properly bred and trained, but the
fault here was that we raised immense numbers of
miserable horses for what ? Not to work with, but
to play with, to ride for pleasure. There was nothing
our young people were so fond of, or which they were
more constantly at, than scouring the country over,
vaquero fashion, without any other object than lea-
lea (pleasure). Hence the cultivation of the ground
was abandoned by our young men, who are to fill the
places of those passing away, but who will grow up
ignorant of agriculture as practiced so successfully
by their fathers.
Another cause was the hulat. The hula, if per
formed after the ancient style, with a proper regard
for propriety, would be objected to by no one; but
the hula as practiced now, was objected to by every
one. This was another shameful cause of the idle
ness and unproductiveness of the people, resulting
inevitably in a scarcity of the common necessaries of
life. Men and women, the whole populace, even
down to the little child, were all attracted, day after
day, to the hula. Who shall till the ground ? A
famine must result
A third cause of the scarcity on Oahu His Majesty
attributed to the increasing idleness of the people,
and pointed, as encouraging examples of a contrary
state of things, to the wheat growing districts of Kau
The speech is clear, dignified and worthy of the
source from which it emanates. It is creditable
in the Sovereign to step forward and raise his
voice against the curse which threatens to sweep
off the small remnant that remains of his people.
All will give him credit for the sincerity of his
words, and believe that they are spoken only
from an earnest desire to see his people shake off
the habits of indolence and vice which now fetter
their improvement. We only wish that his
benevolent expressions were seconded by Ministers
whoso love for the welfare of the heedless natives.
outweighed their anxiety to fill the publio coffers
at the expense of virtue and industry.
The subject of hulas has bee?, before the Legis
lature during its present session, and evoked much
discussion in the Lower House, which passed a
bill declaring them a nuisance. This bill the
Ministers defeated in the Upper House. A sec
tion was then introduced into the Code to allow,
we believe, the licensing of them all over the
islands. This met warm opposition, until at last
a small majority of the Lower House yielded, as
a compromise, in allowing the licensing of them
in Honolulu only, on payment of $10 for each
performance. Thus' the law now stands and will
probably go into force.
So fax from the Tiula having received its death
blow by being made the subject of legislation,"
as stated by the Polynesian, time will prove
it to be directly the reverse, and that the licensing
of it will only establish its permanence. Next
fall will witness nightly exhibitions of the hula.
if the law goes into effect. It may be confined to
Honolulu, but there are enough here who are
ready to take advantage of the legalizing of this
nuisance to keep it up nightly, whenever it may
pay. It is passed by the Ministers apparently
as a financial measure to aid in raising money for
the public treasury. 'And money they wiU no
doubt raise ; but every true patriot will ask
whether it will not he at the exponae of public vir
tue and public chastity. "It has been the mistaken
and fatal policy of nearly all governments,'' says
an able writer, to derive a revenue from the
evils they can not suppress. And the effect of
this system is to sanction, in the eyes of the
majority of the people, the business ; to mislead
the public mind, blunt the moral sense, and,
ultimately, pervert the consciences of the masses." :
We have opposed this measure of reviving the
hulas, and shall still oppose it. The Representa
tives, too, opposed it, almost unanimously, until
they saw that further opposition was of no use,
and sanctioned it only as an experiment. But
more than all, His Majesty the King opposes it
in his speech, sustained by the opinion of all
among his subjects who seek the good of his peo
ple. On the other hand wo find in its favor only the
Ministers, and some of the Nobles, who are re
sponsible for the law, and of whom the Ministe
rial organ says: " We gratefully acknowledge
our indebtedness to the gentlemen who effected it,
for their one step toward a correct principle."
Yes, " one step" in aiming to destroy whatever
of virtue, industry, or thrift may exist among the
native people. The gratitude of the Polynesian
will bo more than overbalanced by the indigna
tion of the public. We pity a Ministry that can
find among the King's subjects no more worthy
supporters than we" of the government press.
later-lslaad Pew t age Agaia.
We have conferred with the present Postmaster on this
whole subject, and he informs us that in making the suggestions
which the Ieirialature have embodied in the Code and passed as
law, his own views of what would be proper and beneficial was
greatly corroborated by a memorandum handed him by his pre
decessor in office which gentleman singularly enough now hap
pens to hold the editorial crank of that very Journal that looks
upon the law as "a retrograde step." With his permission we
quote from this hitherto unpublished document. It is entitled
-Mints lor proposed Postal law. June, 1833," and Section
Postage of one cent to be established on inter-Uland letters
by stamps: no letters to be received and carried in mails with
out being prepaid. Postage on foreign letters from the other
islands u cents; newspapers to go free.'
"Such was the matured oninion of the nrevious Postmaster in
Honolulu, in 1853; such was the opinion of the publisher of the
Jdvertiter in 1857 when these " hints" were given by him to
Uie present Postmaster; but, strange to say, such is not the
opinion of the same publisher and ex-postmaster when he has
neen taken at his word and his own suggestions have become
me law or the land." Polunenan
The above extract occurs near the close of an
article on the subject of inter-island xstage8, in
the last Polinesian, written in support of the
new Hostage Law. llie Ministers aim to brin
forward the opinion of the late postmaster
in support of their policy ; but the evidence in
stead of supporting them, is directly the reverse.
as we will show.
The memoranda referred to and quoted, were
drawn up solely for the purpose of conferring with
the late Chief Justice Lee, whose advice was
sought on the propriety of having a new Post
Office law enacted. On reading over the paper
he expressed himself strongly against imposing
a postage tax on native letters, and said in sub
stance, " you might as well shut up your office to
the natives, as endeavor to enforce a postal tax
on their correspondence." So warmly did he
speak on the subject, and so clear were his argu
ments against imposing any postages on native
correspondence, and on the impracticability of
framing any law to suit the two classes, that the
subject was dropped altogether. Ilis far-sighted
sagacity saw the effect which any postage law
would have in checking native correspondence,
which he desired to see encouraged. He held the
same views, we believe, up to his death.
After leaving the charge of the office, and in
i)king over some old papers, the former post
master, came across the hints referred to and
passed them to his successor in office. At the
same time, we believe, and certainly on other
occasions, when speaking ot imposing post
age on native letters, but one opinion has been
expressed, and ' that lias been adverse to the
measure. Trie Hints were not drawn up as
expressing the opinion of the former postmaster,
but simply as points for discussion in any project
for a new law that might be proposed.
" By what authority or by what rich! docs it assert that Mr.
GrvRe has made an attack on the importers and merchants of
the Htnfrilum f Is there a sentence or a word in his speech on
the tariff which ly any fair cuuxtructioa will bear such a sense f
He used this lantfuaRi? :
u A treneral duly of ten per cent, ad valorem will not, I am
convinced, be deemed unreasonable. It is in no sense oppress
ive. -o nmn can maintain Mint It Is apamxt good policy, or in
violation of any mt! public interest. LET THOSE WHO ARE
l."N WILLI jVtl TO SUBMIT TO IT, MAKETIIKIK ARRANGE
MENTS em. DEPAUTl RE AT THE KAKLIKsT I ON YEN I-
KNCE. THEY CAN WELL HE SPARED, ANU IT IS PRO
BABLE THAT THEIR 1'LaV'ES WILL SOON BE SUPPLIED
WITH BETTER MEN men wlto will not grudge the small pit
tance they uYs required to pay for Uie security of property and
ine aa vantage oi protection." folynettait.
Aye, " he used this lansuase." Cut it out
and paste it on your counter. And the min
isterial organ now attempts to insult the good
sense of the " importers and merchants of the
kingdom," by presuming that they cannot under
stand the mean ins of the Minister's remarks as
well as he. Without the manliness to come for
ward and honorably say that the Minister's
words were very injudicious, even had they
emanated from a subject of His Majesty, it pre
sumes to assert that the Minister didn't intend
any disrespect, that he didn't mean any 14 gross
Ministers, whose zeal outruns their good sense,
should remember that the subjects of Ilis Majesty
have rights which are dear to them, and which the
ipse dixit of a Minister cannot deprive them of.
They have sworn allegiance to their sovereign,
which the Ministers have not done ; and whether
they approve of the new tariff or not, they are not
to be told quietly to quit the kingdom, simply
because they do not agree in the propriety of an
increased duty ; and we have good authority to
say that nine-tenths of them do not believe that
the new tariff is wise or will provide as much
revenue as the present one.
French Frigate Skoal.
" It is advanced that the South Seaman was lost oa French
Frigate Shoal because Lieut. Brooke dil not publish its errone
ous position until the day of leaving these islands. We know
nothing about the South Seaman or her courses on the ocean,
but we do know that for seven and twenty years that we have
been acquainted with the said shoal, hundreds of whaleshipa
have yearly left these islands, bound westward on their cruises,
and, so far as we are aware, not one has miscarried on that reef,
although its real position was never known any better than the
day before the sailing of the Fenimore Cooper.1' Polynesian.
The above paper makes itself very silly by
writing about what it knows nothing. Capt.
Norton, of the South Seaman, informed us that
the shoal was laid down on his chart, (which we
suppose is the most approved,) about thirty-five
miles nnt of ira trim 1nnrritiifh Rnwrlitah rritrea
- r o
the position of the island 165 59 W. longitude,
t 1 l . 1 f -o nr . . . .
Ldeui. urooEC places n in ioo ; or iweniv-eix
miles further west, which fact most certainly
ought to have been made public immediately on
his arrival here.
The Polynesian's statement in regard to vessels
getting on the reef is equally at fault. On the
day after the arrival of the Kamehameha IV. from
the shoal, with the crew, we heard a statement
by a whaling captain, that a vessel got on the
reef within seven or eight years past, but did
not inquire into particulars, as it was then
deemed cf no consequence. Capt. Pierce, of the
Emerald, informs us that about the year 1828,
two ships went on the reef, one of which got off,
but he is trot certain about the second. His first
officer, last voyage, was in one of the vessels
alluded to. Because the wiseacres of the Poly
nesian happen to remember of no losses, does not
make it out there have never been any. .
Our remarksjn regard to Lieut. Brooke in last
week's paper, have been deemed by some of his
friends as unnecessarily severe, inasmuch as his
stay here was partly on account of his poor health .
And it is further represented to us that he did
not himself land . on French Frigate Island, but
only sent one of his officers and some of the crew,
and that the report of guano was made wholly on
the statement of those who landed, in which he
: . . . -..a
himpfilf. as well as others, has peeu imposeu uu.
If this is so, and we have now no doubt of it, it
certainly relieves him in ta measure from the
odium1 attaching to this guano adventure ; but
still a naval -officer 'should be wary in making
such statements as will result in pecuniary injury
to those interested in any adventure based on in-,
formation furnished by him. a ". ..
NOTES OF THE WEEK.
A Determijckd Oppoimoii. California is hard to
beat. A short time since, we quoted from one of the
San Francisco journals a " fish story," telling what
smart whalemen they had at Monterey and all j
along, the papers have been loudly boasting their
- ft uvmmmnilaiinff " (Treat
fleet of Pacific whalers." Failing in the blabber
line, they are now actually attempting to steal our
volcauo ! At all events, they are trying to get up an
" opposition line," having pretended to discover an
active volcano not for from Shasta. The design,
without doubt, is to throw Mauna Loa into the shade
by attracting attention to the superior natural as
oa 0,v.ai.il fiirilities" of California. As
nU aW 1MVSV1SMWV
the new volcano ia described as a mere flame without
any discharge, it may be premised that it will undoubt
ltw r,mvp a " flash in the nan." The Mia of 19th
March says :
w ar informed that Dr. Trask says he saw
this flame in 1852, and credits it to an active volcano.
But how can we reconcile the theory of the existence
of an active volcano near Lassen's 1 eaK witn me iact
that nothing bas been said of it in any book on the
9 111 1 iL!a C-
nnnntrv. or in anv newspaper published in this State
during the last six years? How should there be a
flame visible forty miles distant and yet no smoke
visible in day time ? To the latter question we can
find no satifactory answer; smoke is the chief mark
nf all the other volcanos known to us. If we assume
it la a flnminir volcano without smoke, we can, per
haps, explain the fact that it has hitherto remained
unknown, bv supposing that it is a low peak, in a
barren district, surrounded by low peaks nearly or
quite as high, wnich Hide it irom ine oacranienui
valley, and leave it visible only irom a iew mgu
i peaks and ridges in its vicinity. We shall be glad to
hear further of Wozencraft's volcano."
Chile. Our residents were much disappointed in
not having the privilege of hearing a lecture on
Chile, from Mr. Collins, who yesterday sailed for
Japan.' The revolution in progress there, threatened
at the latest dates, to overturn the existing govern
ment. We learn that the arrival of Gen. Miller at
Valparaiso, just at the moment of the popular out
burst, was looked on by the government as in some
way connected with it, and he was unfortunately the
object of constant surveillance by the government
officials. The General's henlth was so much improved
that he could walk four or five miles with ease;
but nothing could be more remote from the truth j
than to suppose that his visit to Chile was in any way
connected with revolutionary designs.
The Agricultural Society's Gabden. We were
agreeably surprised, on a visit a few days since to
the Society's Nursery near the King's country seat,
! to witness the improvements being made under the
I supervision of Mr. Holstein. Although the garden is
only in process of leing laid out, a great variety of
I flowers and trees, mostly exotics, have been planted.
j A few fruit trees have been set out, among which we
recognized peach, pear, plum, apple and cherry the
last two in bloom. These are the first cherries we
have ever seen in blossom on the islands. Mr. II.
speaks very highly of the location of the garden for
the object intended, and thus far, the members of the
Society have no cause for regretting the action of its.
directors in purchasing and opening a nursery, which
will in a few years become one of the favorite resorts
of residents and strangers.
The fibst IIosey from Hawaii. Per Kekaulu
ohi. from kona, Hawaii, Mr. J. T. Waterbouse re
ceived a noble honey-comb, weighing about thirteen
pounds nett. It came from the farm of Mr. T. H.
Paris, of Kona, and is the first sent from that island.
Tho liuuey la of is light straw color almost white,
and of a delicious flavor. Mr. Waterhouse has it for
sale, but likes it so well himself, that we doubt if
purchasers will find much left unless they are quick.
We learn from Mr. Paris that the hive of honey bees
taken by him to Kona, Hawaii, was doing finely.
One colony had successfully swarmed, and the little
workers promise to increase rapidly.
The Commercial' ix Broadway. That the
reputation of this paper abroad, as an advertising
medium, is not confined to Honolulu, may be inferred
from the fact that we received by the last mail a long
advertisement from the well-known piano and music
dealer of New York, which is inserted in another
column and to which we would call the attention of I
our readers. The pianos sold by Mr. Waters have a
world-wide reputation, and we hope to see some of
them introduced here, where we have so many sweet j
warbling voices and accomplished amateurs of instru
A Narrow Escape. Two boys, children of Capt.
J. W. Brown, of the Morning Star, were playing in
a boat at Custom House wharf on Saturday last.
when the youngest, about five or six years old, fell
overboard. His brother, who is only two or three
years older, did not hesitate to plunge in to save the
little fellow. The latter, like all drowning people,
tightly grasped his would-be preserver, and although
the latter by himself is quite a swimmer, the frantic
struggles of his brother were too much for him and
the pair had sunk twice when a native discovered and
rescued them. The father's gratitude can be im
agined, but not described.
Bottles, Aoain. The " statistical clerk " of the
Polynesian " is sorely vexed at our estimate that
perhaps 135,000 bottles could be raked up on these
islands; and in his haste runs down to the Collector,
mo omciany informs mm inm ii.ouo Dot ties (that s
T" 1. 1 .1 . , f .ri . ... ...
the exact number) were imported in 1858. Now, if
the "statistical clerk" aforesaid will find out how
many bottles are broken annually, and then put this
and that together, he will learn pretty nearly how
many empty bottles are in the market. We suspect
that the " statistical clerk " is ec-inn into the bottla
trade, and that we stepped on one of his corns. Hope
. . . ...
the trade won't suffer.
From Kona. Per Kinoole. letters have been re
ceived from Kailua, which state that the volcano had
up to the 18th instant, considerably cooled down,
with but a slight flow from the crater. Mr. II. F.
Poor had a tedious passage of ten days to Kailua,
by the Marilda, in which he embarked, having been
blown off to the southwest. His health was abnnt
the same as before leaving, he having but partially I
recovered from the fatigue of the voyage.
I THE DEED IS LV)NE. The lensA it tha 1n .1
i . v vu iuc i
wharf, adjoining the store of Richards & Co., has
hum mnil. Ktt (K. ntn... r l. . . I
me term oi ten
years, on the annual rental of 800. the building to
.m .c.d b iu me government at the 1
expiration of the lease. We have rarely known of a
more gross and open violation of public and private
interests than in this case.
Mails oh Hawaii. We receive frequent com
plaints that letters and papers from Honolulu reach
their destination on Hawaii, only after a lapse of four
to six weeks. Uur papers are mailed regularly on
the day of issue, and we are certain that the fault ia
not at this end of the route, but is caused by some
aeiay on uawaiL rackets to Hilo run very infre
quently, ana to this in part may be attributed the
--a, r . i
Real Estate oh Hawaii Appears tr, b. i J
ing up. while that in Honolulu is looking dr.. a
1 l t-.:t..- ... . . I
uw,v vi uuu uw iuuiua, csnuinioir ahnnl 119
B wv . . . .1 1
sola at aucuon on Saturday for S3 12A per acre
Mwm mm a
This is a nigh price, considering the i.i:. ..... I
... . .. . . . . " uU
quauty 01 tne iana. a large wooden house in the
neighborhood sold for S500 cost in 1865. abont
S4000. The above was the property of J. Q. Munn.
JAr ssm a w I
Cocbt PHTSICIAH-The Poyaeaaa gives currency
to the rumor that Dr. M'Kibben is to he nn-A I
; Physician to the Royal FamHv. aa ne .v-
1 sw w wwuv lU9
1 late Dr. Rooke. Dr. M"KL
atUfictJo. the duties ot'
Sta.' Th' -
v viTed very extensive repairs tixu
two months; in fact, the aKer
been entirely rebuilt, scarcely an u?lTI
left She has also been thoroughly "salted. Ji
new foremast ha. been put in, and a
both having been found rotten She hasten new
coppered and eheatbed throughout, andasno rfitted
for sea, is in vastly better Jt?
left Boston. In fact she was never -
The expense of her present repairs amounts to abou
ft4,0G0, not including the copper, wnicn
a A9. a nAavAM SB WMaw aVCTf. exnressly for her.
... . r fiatnrdaw next, ana WUI
WlU Sail lOr j
probably be gone about two months.
v Tna MoBJaHO
" ' 1 i htn ben I ' The total distance between s t. .
: Iixxcrr DisTiiTio-.-tn? - - Ly the new overland
going on in some parts or No franking privilege iataur?
and to no smau extent. s. -j " the Queen is oblieed to nav her
George Galbraith was arrested, on the charge i
ishing intoxicating drinks to a native, u PF , Territory has passed the Legislatures V
h hmuirht such liquor from Koolauloa, and the it wiU doubtless receive the veto of rJ
bottle found upon the native was undoubtedly Ha
waiian made liquor. Un the examination u
Judge Davis, the defendant was discharged, on the
ground that the witness, to wnom iw,
furnished, was not proved to be Hawaiian born, and so
tha rtnmnlaint was auashed.
r Rs-aj Cant-Lawrence, of the whale-1 t,: "like an offer to
shin won wishes us to notice the courtesy shown got. for a thing we diem t want, toaJJ
. ' . r K mn fimr John. L. WOUiun I sea : v. J . X'Oil.
tO Dim DJ IUB Uipmiu v
Stevens, in heaving to his vessel and allowing Capt
T. board the steamer and procure papers and for -
.4 hfo letters. CaDt Lawrence, on nis arrival at
..... -wti ihrnnch Messrs. Oilman & Ca, I out foundation. All classes in Pm i., l.
fluSw aaaw a
papers, which, however deposits as the property cf the nation, to
some new x or ana row PF it the duty of the Government to eee that aLK
aia not rencu uo. w
sent, they would have been two or three days ahead
of the Frances Palmer's mad.
Liouor Law. Last Tuesday the discussion of the
proposed changes in the laws regulating the sale of
spirits was commenced in the llouBe or nepreseuus-
tives. There is undoubtedly a large majomv v.
members who are opposed to any change in the pres
ent liquor laws, but an attempt will doubtless De
made by the few who sympathize with tne Ministers
to smuggle the measure through the lTouse. The de
bate will probably be closed to-day, and the questions
decided "Shall Lahaina have retail spirit licenses f
-and. " Shall native born subjects of the King be
allowed to buy, sell and drink spirits as freely as for-
" Nine Reverends in one Cart." Such was ine
soliloquy of a draymen the other day as we chanced to
overhear it. Curiosity prompted us to examine the
nature of his load, when we found that he had nine
1001b. kegs of sugar, addressed on the head, one to each
member of the. mission at Marquesas, beginning with
Rev. J. Bicknell, and ending with Rev. J. KuaihelanL
More "Expenses Paid." The bark Emerald
took a fine eighty barrel sperm whale off Hawaii.
The weather being rough, only about seventy-four
barrels were secured. Whales have been noticed
abundant around the islands the past spring, and
almost every day can be seen' " blowing" off Coco-
More Despatch. The ship Levi Starbuck came
into port on the 12th to receive a new main mast,
which was put in and all her repairs fully com
pleted on the 18th. She sails to-day. Such despatch
is worthv of notice. Messrs. Emmes & Barns execu
ted the job. ;
Wanted. Our devil wishes us to 6tate that he
would like to buy or borrow a Book of Quotations,
comprehending French, Spanish, Italian, Latin,
Greek, Hebrew, Sanscrit, etc: Please apply at his
private residence, after business hours, previous to
the issuing of the next number of the Polynesian.
Whales on Lower California. We have before
noticed the abundance of whales the past season in
the bays of California. In San Diego Bay, recently.
five whales were killed in five consecutive days, yield-
in 175 barrels oil.
New Bridge. The bridge at Peleula, in Nuuanu
Valley, which was destroyed by the floods in Decem
ber last, is rapidly approaching to a re-completion.
under the constant and efficient supervision of Messrs.
Harding aud Wood.
Hard at Work. Mr. Lewer's new steam saw and
planing mill, is now in full operation, and is worth a
visit from all who watcn tlie advance or improve
ments in Honolulu.
We can't anticipate what the news, by the
mail now fully due, will be, however anxious our
readers may be to get it; but a variety of news items
by the last mail will be found below.
P. S. As we go to press, a clipper is telegraphed,
which may have the mail of March 5th.
Whalemen's Scpplement. We are preparing and
shall issue on Saturday, a supplement of two pages,
to be filled with such items of domestic and forei
news, as may interest wnaiemen, ior circulation in
the Ochotsk and Arctic.
Prescott's History of Philip the Second, of which
three volumes have appeared, is to be completed bv
iur. A.irit, nis amanuensis.
trr .i- l . i
Last year there were on the western rivers of the
United States 47 steamers sunk, 19 burned, and 9
exploded. 259 lives were lost, and property to the
amount or. i,Z4,uuu Hollars was sacrificed.
The wood of the printing-press on which the first
edition of liurn s poems was printed at Kilmarnock
in 1786, is now being converted into "anantianel
drawing-room chair," to be occupied by the chair
man at the Ayr celebration or the centenary of the
A great grandson of Penn, the wealthy founder of
Pennsylvania aud the iriend of James IL. has iust
expired, at a very advanced age, in the hospital of
me ueuevoiem iOision, ai uristOL
Dicken's Christmas Carol. An anecdote about
reaumg oi iub varoi, wnicu niis come to our
knowledge, is too good to be withheld. The work
named was read in a small circle in a western nort.
and at its close the effect upon one of its hearers a
miserly, covetous, rich old gentleman, was such,
that he at once gave 2000 to be divided between
D, s"ions belonging to the
.1 .-.-1 I 1 . - ... m . .
wmiwb. nasiinscs jnews,
intinent it F "prong Up on the which taxed him, a non-resident, waa M
mtinent called fransnllratlOnlst8., The nrn. 1 i .u- i !,,",.'.".
ionunent called lmnsnugrationists." Tliev nm.
K-i: . i ir- j i . - r
,v urncrc m me xnuuoo uoctrine to a certain ex
tent, and have printed some curious arguments to
l"o auou uocirmes are not irreconcilable with
VUI iOliUIUljr. .
A Contemptible Business. The selline of ardent
spirits to an Indian is one of the meanest thintrs a
" uw ran ue RUillV OI. ana there is n. law Whirl
umg id is tramo between the two nartiea
This kind of trade is extensively carried on in this
vmage ana steps should be taken to stop the diaboli
cal and damnable business. Fox Lake Gazette.
.1 1 P 1 V .Tim flnvaVTOma . 1 .
uviviuuil.uk U11VC UUL IlPMn RlAW ,n
taking measures to turn to advantage the treaty con-
Alurlerft Ktr T.si,t t71mM :.t- ... , . .
" - huwo hit. ircair Con I i u , sujns -
cluaea D "g"1 with the hitherto secluded n" e complainant by injunction
-!". vt .ainu. i wrus OI OH1C tU IH hAinir miaon " ICTTIDK OI lues nrB nil nrowriJ"" . 1
bled, and will anon anil ... .i... 7-1" r,u wa, .li-miJL
Among the corps are several younme. whr, wf; one, and will, no doubTreiv. the cordial a
prwiy ior ine purpose or learning tha J.nnM. I gooa citizens. -
, - , , r a mw VSISHICBC
IftflffllflflM inH 0.1-..I .u . .1
;K-tT " Z-.S ""uner customs of . , .. . ; .A
"V F'C www act as interpreters, and be other- I nignt at a party, was m-y
wise useful to British subjects settling in or trading I bJ ' i impudent remarks of T
With that conntrw. Whsd... K .1- l who aat near K Al--k K,minf t
j . . uj ucaiiru or acciuent 1 . uv. mxiu vu'. -a
WA Itiiav mm 1 . . . . I . a. .1 L - . . , . . ... . nTT 9
" "wi., uufc 11 is certain one or the future inter-1 euo turnea towaras mm wun "j-s
i " " "mugui irom me nearx oi tne High-1 swi ; , u picaseu, m
lands, where the Gaelic language is spoken in its I nnbeoomnlPrtnenee.', The fellow
purity. English Paper. V I ed at so sudden a rebuke, and could only
nmpra naa nAan r. k.. I. . r . i i . ... ... . rnv.A ...... ; j . . . u 1 . rn I '
Ma. Jakves's Italia k Pirrnrw tl- "y. Miss, do not eat me." " w w "
Courier informs us that Mr. James Jackson Jarves
wnose writings have made his name and his Babies are very useful at times. 0n
interest in art somewhat widely known, has been Chicago, a crowd was in the Marshal's o&
K.DM b,Ie 9oll"on of P-inting- from the . that good-natured official was selling f
hands of the ear y Italian masters. During a res.- Poor. "Stand back, all of you, and let tl
dence of several years on the continent, ha h.. with a babr have a change ! The crowd eo
;mfvj - . . vMuvm, ud nas I u.w wumiw . .
Z 01 securing the best a?d again and again worn.
art. and bv th ai,l r m 3u?r T w 2 rT Vi V" wh:
... J .: " a va, iwu lor-i - . w.iwii; -.-
w uutinuaT miMrmiuu Ko. V. .1 j . I rlnallw ihs inhut t - - . r mi 1ST w,
u . . wma,. una inu.nMr.ai . . uv . u u.u . . uiub m M
.wnicn nas been highly praised bv so an investigation vl. i tad.
r our v-naries xiastiake and Prof.
iuiguanm. uirector of t ha rr-.. si-ti .
Florence. The latter gentleman haa TwriUen a nw
letter to Mr. Jarves.
a. ? .a ' - w ww--uwawa W IHBlllw
jams that one of Mr. J.s pictures is a genuine
Leonardo Da Vinci. Every connoisseur .knows that
the works of that great master are few In num
ber, and are so highly prized that it ia onlw ir. s.
tWT0at Al.nnn.... . 1 . .
mat one can ever be attained.
Perhaps no man living is better qua!:ai than the
O wvv w.Wllu04 '"ffjtl LI
Ln rector of the Florentine OaJVrw tn H-'
WJ Vinci. . " 'T -
raiinmsnT vsmv rs-n as wa . w a a.1 -a
tha aAnmstlnn nf a.-1. .
l- '7. " wur as shall v.
'J,U' uui, BB u seems, to nr.. ., "Ba
the walU of hi. own houl tt1
Yejoioe and instruct and exalt .1 "t
naturally prefers that it should i
native place, Boston. We irreA,i ik
friends in that city, if they have L?Mi
the liberality to make sure of thk ?,th,H
tion. which Mr. Jarvis has SuW'
pains ana with so marked BuccesT a i
Public Debt. Tha Tin Kit j., .
States is ,M,yiu,777, and the arnr. " t
M. a a S aa.a- "VUL r.F it
ni .el -vul w
of all the states foots un 8239 4i o-r" W
foots up S239 4'wo' P5t
cities and towns and villazesar !,.:
Total public debts of aifii'T
States is 8404,410,652. """n
uui.j mi uio cultivation Of a t.t. tU
his native land. H. desire. tW, ?,
tion may be deposited in i ud.:
va arrBted.onthechareeorrurn- A .. . , ' -r-uy.
A bill abolishing and prohibitinr tl.
awMrnpv riaa maadwi a T . :i Tl
"to ofGo uT
A Bio Week's Work. J. c. HartnaT'
' positor in the Courier office, set I
present week 90,100 ems, for which i!
$ 80 03. A big week's work, and a to
Louisville Courier. "
In a Nutshell. A shrewd bone
takes little interest in politics, is reported-?'
marked that the Dronoaition ta hn rv
I marked that the proposition to lnr ri.
In a letter to the State Department. M. i
Minister to Peru, intimates that the hat,
reduction in the price of guano as rjowii?
United States can be affected by negotiatioa4
the greatest possible amount of revenue. i
Drafts raoM the Sandwich Islands. I
of drafts received at. the several banks
from whaling masters and agents at the J-T
Islands, by the late steamer, figures abom O
Thousand Dollars, a sum varying but litto
January acceptances. JV. B. Mercury, fif
Was the Atlantic Cable a ncBco!-.iJ
have been made at various times to ffnjo
messages were ever transmitted bv tU i.. . i
4 - ifjBuf. s
but that they were all sent by steamshipt, J
nientiy announced as passing by the
discussion has recently been revive.! in Ejttj
fiXeixi'Yir ArtirTft in the Anrlnrrfiul TA.i.
forth both sides of the matter.
A writer In the. Ronton fnnritr
' .w kucs nm '
is no evidence that a simrle intellicihU
ever passed over the cable. He makes oat k,'
that concealment and prevarication, if w
falsehood and deception, havecharacteriiedfeJ
agement of the cable ever since it WMtil
motives are alleged for the deception : tlie W
bonuses in stock to the amount of $375,0)0, j
ised to those concerned in laying the cable,,
tion of its success, and the sale of that stodt
was procured. j
- The statements made as to the working f
ble on the two sides of the Atlantic art hu,;
generally inconsistent with each other. Tbess
the collision of the Europa and Arabia, of r
much has been said, was not received in lM;
til seven days after it occurred, which give si,
time for a steamer to have made the onr'
Newfoundland to the coast of Ireland. ' ' 1
The Trinity Bay account of the landinr of i
ble at Valentia was that it occurred on thtfci
. . 1 f . .A 1. . 11
gusi; uie iaci, as aiierwarus reported vj kj
was that it occurred on the 5th. Evervbafr
lects the confusion about the Queen's andft
dent's message. On the 17th of August tbu
at Valentia Bay telegraphed to London that t
16th the message of the Queen was transmit,
mmutes, and then repeated back again to s
accuracy. . The fact on this side was that oc
first sentence was received, and it was mC
17th that it was completed, showing that tlx!
ment sent to the London papers was an intei
deception. At the same time the Pe-Wentiv
his possession a copy of the Queen's message foi
ed in advance by steamer, to guard agiinS i
The China news, which was considered titr
triumph of the cable, looks nearly as bad vial
dates are compared. That news was rec
Trinity Bay on the 26th of August, but it nj
lished in the London Morning Chronicle ol &tl
as received the previous day, and was thus vs
week old in London when transmitted over U&.
There was time enough .to have sent it by jane
Newfoundland. - .- I
All this does not prove that the caWe did Mr
and did not transmit these despatches, butetia
it is a possibility that they might have team
.other way. We have no doubt that the alt (
work, very slowly and verv hard, indeed, k:t
just a little, it did work. We cannot therefou
the theory that the cable was a humbug, t'i
many of its managers are doubtless worth's1!
title. Nor can we believe that Lieut Higpi
the British Navy is able to prove, as be sank
by eye-witnesses on oath, that " the cable vis i
en in the attempt to submerge it oa the 2"JthrfI
at 9$ P. M. between the Agamemnon and 5,
when electrical signals immediately and U
ceased; nor were the broken ends of the ttiki
afterwads recovered or repaired. It ia tie
needless to say, that no message of any kind
ever, public or private, ever could have been sr
passed along the telegraph wire rope, betweal,
Ratio of Representation. Statisticiansist
been examining the probable results of wit
and the apportionment to be based on it, sitter1
required population of a congressional distr i
probably be raised from 90,000 to 110,000.
the House of Representatives (if the present s
233, is retained) will probably consist of 1
sentatives from free States and 78 repreM
from slave States, showing a gain of oincH
former. -JJIhtntl TPnsniniw Tint r n 1 I
Queen Victoria has abolished all tlieserriw&f
.vw.w .UUI " I
state holidays, with the exception of that for'
niversary of her own accession. The pnj8
thanksgivings for the deliverance of KingJtw
the gunpowder plot, in commemoration of &
lyroom or Charles 1., and the restoration a
II., are now pronouoced illegal, and ill t.
from the prayer books of the Church. )
A Liquor Law" has passed the Indian B
fixinir licenses at from 50 to 1000. at the di
of the County Commissioners; assessing a fit',
than $o, nor more than $50 for every un
selling witlKvU license: nrohibitinir sellirlM
Sabbath, on any State, county, town," trl.
municipal election day, where the same mj fr
prohibiting the selling to persons in the ha'C
ing intoxicated, or to minors, under LesTTf.
with other stringent features. J
Liability or Non-Rksi dents to TAXinr
important decision was made in the I'niw
Circuit Court on the 8th inst. in thiscitj."
Ingersoll presiding. The action was one brotf
Denning Duer, of the banking house of J
King & Sons, asrainst Wilson Small, toe?
Taxes. Mr. Duer claime.1 that the In of
iuu un iaw uiaaing no uieiinciiou i'-- ,
dents and non-residents in levying tuxes oof
property invested in business in the aw
Court took the broad trround that such
constitutional and, hl The noD-S
who invested capital and sought a profitable'
in this State.did so, of course, of his o rt
and for his own purposes, and expected, at
time, to be protected In all the rights of P1",
While he sought for, and expected protectfc1,
no right to shrink from, or expect to ,
paviuent to the eonuminitw for that rrotecti '
Court set forth its reasons based upon 'he &
considerations at leno-th rwi H-ini tou"-.
HMH Inil V. . AM. .A AM "
wun usvuy usTe a ca an oe i abb oiw - -
woman after J
i : Miea .
the mother w
anees, to seor.
herself enjoj; 2.
I- "c3 her babytobrf
; j t-em tlie immunities w-
C ALL MB THINS,
v lnv one harr-y day,
! I J tar la my lay
. t naane from Borne or Or""
. j.ara, i "phne, CWuris,
" i fj ratXm fair,
t i sr names bat air t
i"tw salts the U I
! r c 'rls, .
Mr. jarves Intends to &rot9 some -