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THURSDAY DECEMBER 29, 1S59.
TVa arrival of Um clipper ship Daring, on the 24th, IS days
... f-"-n lranccn, placed as In receipt of oar Uw Turk mail
mt. &. TLia vessel U chartered to load guano at Baker
1 uid, at f 13 M per too. 0big to the rough veatber, she
rasa Inside ami anchored, but will proceed on ber way to-dsy.
( " vSe understand that when tfie Anglo Scxon was iwn'y to sail
from San Francisco tar Honolulu (on the 2d Inst.) with the mail
ocsbaard, ahe was offered, aad accepted a charter to load wood
oa the Mexican ccajt (or England at 1, or ti-i for the conil
oent. The Shooting Star and Joaa Fraxtr were taken np at
the same terms, t The clipper bark Comet would leave for thia
port via nno oo the 15th, and win be due in a few days. The
hip Mihm-sttktt, which called hence for Ean Francisco on the
llUypf November, arrived orer on the 7th of December, 25 days
poaaac. TW Architect, which sailed hence on the loth, had
. a- arrired ap to the 8ih at December. 21 days mt.
L -.: . The ahip Isfniiaa, from Paget goond, with jiU cargo of lum
bor, the bark Jotefa Allyom, from CalUo, with cargo of guano,
i, ail the wmma achuooer Jtmmetl, 13 tons, from San 7raocUoo,
hxr come in aiaor oar but bane. The two former are bound
for China, and hare pat in for repairs.. The latter is intended
Xotke has been iasaed bj C. C. IlarrU, Ewj., Acting Consul
' for Perm, inviting proposals for the purchase of 150 tons of Chin
ch Island guano from the bark Jose fa AUjon. The leak is said
k be la her upper works, and is caased by ber being too heavily
feaded, on which account the captain wishes to dispose of a part
of her cargo and lighten her. '
-Tw whalers hare been sold daring the pe week, both of
which win be withdrawn from the whaling buktaeaa. One of
them, the Bn, Rih, of Warren, was bought by Messrs. C. A.
Williams Co. fur the son of (A,S00. It is understood that she
. win Wtow the Bomtitck to M'Kean"s Liiaod, and Vd poano for
' " the Totted States! The bark Vrmom, owned by a company t
K this port, P. 8. Wilcox, spent, has been told for 13,500, to Capl.
. T. Kkf aad iirom. Oilman k Co. She wul sail on Satnrday
i tor Lahaina, where a earfo of sweet poatoes awaits her. thence
i ho sril! proceed to San Francisco, under command of Capt.
The departure of the Black Sta, for New Bedford, has been
. delayed some days, owing to the strong southerly winds, tthe
has a cargo mined at 211,813, ant wi3 probably sail to-day.
The mail from the East brings ns advices of the departure of
- the dipper ship Syrm, from Boston, for this port Oct. 31- She
has a large aad varied cargo, which win be found reported below.
.She would be followed by the bark D. Godfrey, to sail oo the
' ' 6th to SCfc of November. Should the Wfhimgto Alltton, now
190 days oat, not arrive, theae larje cargoes will not mere than
apply the ordinary demands of trade. ...
We learn ataw that the insurance on the shipments per lett
1 'wtni. which Tease! was bound for this port, but lost off Cape
Horn, hare bee paid. No further news ha bees heard from
berarof Captain Dale and the passengers, and the probability
ia that they are aH lost. These who remember Captain HaO,
ftjcaerty master of the 5rtroi, arm regret to learn that he
vaa among the lost. lie chartered and loaded half the vessel
Tahiti, and it is supposed that be left the vessel in Captain
has been growing more dull as usual tow anil the
close of the year, and is confined now mostly to the retail trade.
Tte preparations for the funeral of the Young Prince John Pitt
' Kiura, rrcated some Ereiinese, but that being over, will be fol
towed by a reaction. Those who are not acquainted with the
' facta, will be aorpriaed at the prodigality of the natives in pre-
t smiiig for state fanerahv One firm alone in llonoluln has sold
Jbr this purpose nearly four thousand dollars worth of mourning
goods, and in one day its sales antonntod to nearly $600. The
estate of the Prince, w hich to said to be very large, is understood
to pay for the expemes of the faaeral, which must amount to at
least $10,000. .
SXTOAB The new crop from Canal is beginning to come in,
" though a Httle biter than hut season. The supply in the market
is small, aad held at "i for best quality. , '
MOLASSES The Liholiko brocghr in 102 barrels from
the Chinese plantations at 11 Ho. Sales at 13c including con
. tamers. xt v . - I -i -COFFEE
Jobbing at 18c, slow sates.
. ( PCLC Dry, packed, worth a 10c - -. ; . 5
CORN Jobbing at 1 a9 3e.
POTATOES The Frances Pal oxer has engaged some 600
barrcM sweet, and the f'ernon about 2000 bbU. ditto, both lots
raised at Lahsiae, The reputation of theae. is better at San
Fraadsco than Say other of uor island growth. They are said
to be produced fmn the Tombrs seed.
SALT The Trmnct Palmer takes about tons, on owners
.i JXMBKBOCaU kinds abundant. . . . .
EXCOASOE On San Frsnciso par. Eastern and Whalers
bills 1 per cent, premium. Bank rates 21 premium.
SAJf FRAJCISCO MARKET.
" Our advices are to the Stb Inst. The market for moat of oar
' staples remained unchanged- Wt make a few quotations :
Sooaav Kaw sugars are very dull. Light sales of Sandwich
Islands at 5 0 94c Sales cf No. 1 China at Ti 01 lc Sales
of choice New Orleans at lie. In refined eastern, there had
been sales as low as 10rc and from that figure to llc .
Oil S00 gaRs sperm sold at $1 84.
MoLaavSB S. I. 8c; do. syrup o9c
' Coma-Sales of Rio, which is about the quality of ordinary
8-1 quoted at. 171 aw 170.
Potato t Iriah $1 26 s9 ft 40 per 100 lbs. Sweet, none
flpcil! fS 15c
Oars $1 14, Barley $1 60.
Flock Trry fowj sah-s at $5 49 $9 Sv for California. Ilax-
an$s 5a ' -
Nrw Bsrass Oil Maaxvr The sperm oil market as we
have before stated, has been qaite active, atehoogb the sales have
not mcaw4ed to half as) much as last week. Sales this week foot
up 4JW bMa, Mo bMs. at $1 38 per gall and tbe balance at
$135. About 47 bbia. head-mattr at $1 45 per gallon. Stock
in country about HV.OOO barrels. .
In Whale oU about M0 bMa. have been sold at from 42 to
60 cents per gall, according to quality. In New Xork sales are
vrported of 319 bfcls., selected, at fJ cents, and 2,0 bbls. at
60 cents. The stock ia the country is set down at 125,000 bbta.
Ia Wbalbbaaa we bear of no sales in this market. In New
Twk lOOOIbs. Arctic have been sold at 90 cents per 1U, and
CS law. Sooth Sea at 72 cents. Stock in the country about
700,IX lb. It. B. Standard, Ace. 3. . . ,
LATEST DATES, rccrivesi at tbia OfiHec-.
Son Francisco, ........Ic H
Panaaea, St. U ..Oct. 30
New Tors. (papers).. -Nov. 6
Tahiti......?.... brpC 3
London, (pa per ).... Oct. 15
Paris ....Oct. 28
llonrkong .Sept. 9
Mraaoame, Vic. .....Sept 6
' Fua 9 A3 FaaJOaco per Frances Palmer. 21st bist
Fna f.snsiis prr Maria, te-day. and per Eaosoi, Saturday.
For Eawaimab per Mary, to-day.
Fo avaeai per Excel, Frlay.
pout or xzoi7ox.tjx.tj. h. x.
QT For mil reports f Wkmlert, tee Ath page.jgj
Dec 23 Am seh Jeannert, Cook, 28 days from San Francisco.
23 Scb Mary, BcrriS, hat kUwalhao, with catt'a k. shrep.
23 fcfa Eslsma, Bocrea. fmca llilo.
Xt AoCshtit IooMas. Wood, 43 days fm Port Toarnsend,
' arkUi ears amber, en route dr China.
24 Aas etippaT ship lmrtogt.aimooon, 1 days from 8aa
t Francisco, conrigncd to Agent American Guano
" - Coarpany.
24 Seh LihUaws hn Hilo, with pulu, smatsses and sagar.
21 itch Maaankawsi. Beckkry, frntn Kobala, with naUv
Plastoon. MaUkiewiUh, 40 days from
25 Perariaa bark Josefit A 11 yon, Colan, 40 days from
Calavo, ea roots for Cltina.
25 Ech KkanlnohI. Marchant, from Kona, with oraitges
28 Seh Maria, Mokono. from Maul, with cargo weed.
36 Am wh ship Rapid, Drew, from Kawaihae, off and on.
2 Seh Kalarav AJMoaia, from Sea in distress.
28 Seh Eaoei, Koheana, from Koloa, with sugar and
28 Seh Kamot, WQbar, from Lshaina, with potatoes.
Dee. 23 Am wh ship Dromo, Cote, (a cruise West.' ' '
22 Am ship Bowttitch. for M'Kean's IsUad.
2J Am wh bark Euphrates. Heath, to cruise West
4 liaooverioa bark Verden, Coppermaan, for Bremen.
2A ech Margaret, Maikai, for porta oo Kauai.
2J Rasa wh korfc Turku, rVaferMom, to cruise and borne.
Zl Haw wh brig Hawaii, Sehimsieifcnnig, to cruise.
2 ehrs Kaawa aad Moikeikl, for Lahaina and KahaluL
: gl tea Uoaliho, Crabo, tor Hilo.
27 Seb Kahuna, Borres, for Kawaihae and llilo.
: 27 Seh Kaasehameha IT, Henry, for Kona.
s S3 Seh Maaookawai, Beckley, for Lahaiaa and Kobala.
2H nch Kekauloobl, Marcbant. tor Kona.
JToraao, Antonio, which sailed hence for llilo
tha ITitht at turned yesteruay morning, bavins; carried away
durior a gale cm Sunday last in
About tea feet of the moat broke off and
, carrying the rlggiog with it, aad breaking also
wimsst, . The mast proved to be very rotton.
Tks vessel, at Om time, was under doable reefa. With the aid
aCtUa msioseilaad temporary jib, Capt. A . reached this port
MmriMa Hooper Has experienced rough and
asjuaCy weaOw daring tbe psosage, until near we Islands,
erhes) Gtf were two days becalmed.
Cgjpor shey Dmrif, Siaaontoo. from San Fraaciae, reparUa-
nisi baissirTis prm it -"--- i cp
to Dae.' If, bad light winds from N.W-, with occasional eahns,
by way of rarfaty! 14th, hvL27 14 M, tong. 133
waoka wbalavburk Latsaaay, of HoooIoIsl, 1 days out, bound for
Lswcr OT'-wr'su Oa tbe 19th, bad a very strov-g breess from
&W4ssM2Istatruck the BJL trades i 23d, at 12
U,mwtlwoXr (Hawaii) bearing S.W-, distant 115 miles. ,
sraa rewuhkahly clear. Sameaay,ai t-.n,
datast M saflcs. - Arrived off Uoowtuta 24th, at
3 a'cfeek P. U. Encoantered a heavy iwm ana agiy sea
M.W.rbsawstlvedaya. .. -. .
i:a4 rpokcu aw vewseki or taken "y oU. Ba Oea
r TYr ' Alfred CsMr, HirAeas, aoa an iiniuw,
oraia, aailad txtl Tr reOrJ, Nor. 2 and 3, for toe racuw.
ry T-iirri ,-d K-r3aeti)rmrly of the
at Cm Qatory awe.
IF. . tmftn. s v
C-jrft sa--x New Cedford, Nov. 3, for t5S . PaaBe,
m taw raJIway at Draw Point, EastseVwas fJ? ,
111 if Jr J,l t sau the r fJ
dated at Sydney, X. 8. W Aug. 1 lth,turnishes the following par
ticulars The ship R track an an onanowu reel, ia w-
179 i W., oa the night of tne oi May task
nd C.T bad to leave Uie ship as quick as possible to save ueir
ti. ir ttwm miniitoa .ftrr the ah n struck, the ruoaer was an
shipped, stern post broken, and stern planking torn loft Lay by
ship until morning in hopes of getting some provisions, but at
daylipht the sea was breaking over so that it was impossible to
board ber, and therefore tLy were oougea w
what they stood lis and a little bread, which was soon spoiled
br the salt water. On tbe second night after lavinathe ship
the mate's boat was capsised and out mtt was lost, name not
mentioned. On the sixth day they landed on ope of the Feejee
Islands Hnors) dead than alive. They stopped there all night,
and found M water and a few eoontwate. On the tenth day
they reached OvoUu, one of tbe Fetjees, in lat. 17 41 S. Ion. ITS
53 W whet they found the American Consul, John B. WIlll
am. who did all in his power for them. The ship was offered at
auction, but no one would bid ou her. At the time of wrack sue
had oo board 650 bbla. wh., and .150 d.J. sp. oil. The ofticers
and crew had arrived at Sydney in a schooner. Capt. U.
thought l.e should come home via Callao and Panama. Capt.
Richmond, late of the Franklin, tost, was at Sydney, a nil would
return home the first opportunity. .Yew Bedford Paper:
VESSELS IX PORT DEC. 29.
Am clipper ship Daring, Simooton.
r Am ship LeonitlHS, Woods.
Peruvian bark Josefia All too, Colan.
Uussian steamer Plastoon, Matskicwitch.
. Am ship Black Sea, Cate.
Am bark Frances Palmer, Piity.
Brit bark Sea Nymph, WUliauis.
Haw SJch Marikla, Hooper.
Haw. bark Gambia,
Am aeh Jeannett, Cook.
New Oreo, brigantine Jennie Lee, Benedict.
Am brit. Agate, Green. .
Am sch Far Wcst Porter
Ship Arctic, Phillips Bark A moor, Michelsoa
lvl PtarbacK, jcrncgan i unre.i6,
Harrison, Dennis j Ionia,
BenJ. Koih, WyaU . I Vernon, King
Total U mercbautmen and 8 whalers.
Vraarla Exprctrd frwus Fareiga Paris.
Am bark D. Godfrey. . to sail from Boston Oct. 25, with
axsorted cargo to J. C. Spalding. ...
Am sch Emma Kooke, Chad wick, sailed from Aew London
Oct. 29, via Talcahuano.
Am bark Zoe, Bush, sailed from New London July 25th, with
merchandise to C. A. Williams fc Co.
Am ship Charles Phelps, Brown, sailed from New London Oct.
15. with merchandise to C. A. Williams Je Co. ' ' '
Am. clipper ship Syren, Green, from Boston, sailed Oct. 31st,
with rodse to C. Brewer w Co.
Eril bark HeaUier Belle, , to sail from Lcndoa for Hono
lulu ami Vancouver's Island, Aug. 30, with merchandise to
J mi ion. Green fc Co. " ...
Am. ship Amethyst, Studley, from Boston, sailed August 15, due
Jan. 1 merchant! ire to P. S. Wilcox.
Am Imrk Washington Allston, Woo. Is, from Boston, saded June
22, with assorted merchauaiae tojChas. Brewer 2d.
Caaco or Ship Stssji, raon Bonos to UosoLn.c, Oct. 31.
Anchors . . .. 6
Alcohol, keg 1
As. implements, pkgs 17
tricks, fire l,Su0
Barry machine, box ...1
Beiting, box.... ........ ....1
Bedt?ads, box 1
Barer m ......1
Bread, pkgs 84
Bread, pipes ....14
Beef, bbU 203
Books, cases. . ....... .10
Jib hanks 240
Kettles ami pans 5
Kaolin, bbta 12
Lead, white, kegs 100
Lanterns, cases ........3
Lamps and shades, casks.... 6
Linseed oil, bbls
Lard, case ..........
Monument, pes. ......
J. ekxleon, cases......
Miss, goods pkgs......
Mats and bags, cases..
Mast hoops ...........
Boots and shoes, cases.... 134
Blacking, bbls .....1
Hitters, bxs... ......20
Bridles, bxs 1
Butter, casks... 1
Butter, hf bids 3
Beams, bjl 9
Brooms, bdls 100
Blocks, casks .1
Baskets, -- 72
Brandy, gals -.1,061
Building materials Windows,
doors, c, pkgs 412
Coat boards, feet -3.0U0
Clapboards, bills 7-3
. Pickets 2,400
Plank, fceC 6,325
Cheese, cases ..-2
Cheese, casks.... ....1
Currants, eak 1
Clothing, pkgs 14
Carriage, cases ...1
Chairs, cases 4
Combs, ense. .............. -1
Chairs, cases '
Chocolate, case .1
lick axes, bxs..
Pictures, case. .
Paper and stationary, pkgs. 32
Plated ware, case. .
Preserves, Ac, bxs.
Pork, hr bbls
Pork, qr W U
Paints, Ac, casks..
Prunes, case ......
Candles, bxs 10 Pfougbs, bxs
Carpeting, cases iiauons, tcs
Clocks, cases i -3 - Hoofing, cases....
Corn meal, cases 16 Hub! r goods, case
Cowhides, case............ 1
Cow hiiies. bale 1
Sugar kettles, lbs....
Sewing machine, box
Cider, bxs 5
Shovels, bdls 4
Safe, box. 1
Spikes, casks 13
Samples, trunk. ...........l
Scales, box 1
Spirits turpentine, cases. ...25
Spades, cases.. ...... .......3
Screws, box.. ..1
Statjiary, boxes. 2
Snap, boxes 2C0
Sage, bxs ..............2
Starch, bxs. ............... .6
Stoves, cases 2
Sugar, hf bbK ...... 2S0
Saddles, cases 10
Salt, bbls. 140
Shcatiug pler, rolls...... 100
r'hooks, bdls 1,000
Snooks, hf bbls 05
Shooks, nests 100
Shook a, bbls.... 1,460
Tea, chests 0
Tulis, noits 20
Twine, truss. ... .......... .1
Twine, hale..... ........ ....1
Trunks, nests......... 56
Tobacco, eases 2
Vnibreilas, truss...... 5
Varnish, bxs. ............. .26
Yarnidh.hr t his. 12
Wash boards. ............ .12
Whale boats.. .......... ....9
Wheelbarrows, cases 5
Wicking cases.. ...... ......2
Wook, bale 1
Wooleps, Ac, cases 2
Whips, pkg I.l
Willow carriager, nests 3
Woo, ware, pkgs 32
Whiskty, kegs 100
Wire, bdls JM
Yellow metal, cases. ....... .2
Tine, bxs 30
Zinc, pkgs ............8
Crockery. Ac, cask
Cart boxes, setts. . .
Copper wire, box..
I Domestics, pkgs ...
Boors A Locks, bxs
Drugs, bxs.... ...58
Drugs, cases. ........ . ..... 29
Drugs, bale ................1
I Drugs, pkgs 4
Dry goods, ptrks i
Engine and boiler, bxs o
Kngioe and boiler, pes .'....14
Furniture, packs ..........24
Furniture, eases. ..........43
iTour, casks 20
Flour, bbU 125
Fish, bbls 100
Pish, hf bbls ....2O0
Fish, qr bbls 10
Fish, kits i0
Fish, kegs 10
Glassware, cask 1
Grindstones bxs ...........17
Groceries, pkgs. ...... .....28
Groceries, bxs.... ......... 74
Herring, I4ds 50
Hams, tcs 12
Hair, bales 6
IlataAcapa, bxs..... . .....6
nats. eases 80
Hardware, casks 30
Hardware, cases.... ...... ..3
Hardware bxs 101
Hardware, pkgs. ....... ...87
Handcarts, pkgs. ....... ...8
Handles, cases ............11
Hide poison, kegs...". 14
Hoops, bbls ............... ft 0
I Iron ware, $138
Iron, bars......... 78
Irons, cases... ............. 6
Iron, bdls 49
From Sax Fsaxcwco per Daring, Pre 24 James A. Dary.
For M-Kssx's Islaxd per Agate, Dec 29 A Mitchell, K II
Drysdale, M. D.
Co A T wist
From Kaiixa per Kekanluohi, Dee 25 JnJze L Andrews,
Rev A Thurston, Dr Uerrick. Mrs Asa G Thurston and 2 chil
dren, W B Morse.
Smith At IT. 8. Hospital, Honolulu, December 11. George E.
Smith, of Cambridge port, Mas-, and belonging to w hardship
BbixsMape in Lowell, Mass- October S. Peter Allan Brins-
made, aged 65 years, formerly a resident of Honolulu.
Baowx In East Boston, Oct. SO, Harriet Brown, widow of
the late Hon. George Brown, ex-Cnoimissioner to theSandwich
Island, aged 68 years and 8 months.
QrEfs'a Hospital This institution is now fairly
I At work, qnietl bat sarelj doing good to class of
oar population who are generally an able to help
themselves. As tbe knowledge of its benefits extends
I among the natives, its field will widen, though even
now its capacity is at times folly tested. A larger
building, with more conveniences will soon be need
ed, and we are glad to learn from tbe following semi
annual report fcf the Treasurer, that the board posucrg
the means to carry forward the undertaking when-1
ever the plans shall have been matured. .
To H. R. Prince L Kamehameka, Minister of the In
terior, ete ete.r
gia i la accordance with Article 2 of the Charter of the
Queen's Hospital, granted 20th June, 1859, 1 beg to present tbe
following semiannual statement of the financial transactions
aad condition of the Corporation.
Kacxirrs rr to this bat. Dae. 20r, 1859.
From Concert by Honolulu Amateur Musical Society, $218 75
Benefit given by Prof. Anderson..
Paid rent of temporary Hospital to Nov. L 2240 00
Paid saUry of Physician, to Nov. 1st- 891 00
Paid wages of S'eward and Servants to' '
Dec 1st. .ZtS 00
Paid for boots, stationery, printing, etc,.
to Dec 1st. ....if
Leased Nov. 10h on note and mortage
. for months on interest,. . 8,000 00
Cash on band, M18 S3
Assrr? Pso. 20th.
Cash on hand... ......... ....... ......
Note, for money loaned, ......
- - LiaSiLmas. s.' :
Due lor rent to date, l.$100 00
Amovit -of wages, etc., from 1st inrt. to
drde, estimated, 176 00
Amousit salary of Physician from Nov. 1st. -
to date, 208 S3
,Ui -. t . Balance,
.$11,886 00 .
Turn WrATun, as is usual in our winter moatlV
has been sultry and depressing, southerly iad rr
railing,. On Sunday and Monday nikts ,oj!ctJ
showen fell, which have been much needed. L
oap latent dates from Kaaai, the wettier ectc:!
no dry, as to retard the suyar grla&L. Ttirczzzl
, THURSDAY, DEC. 29.
The last number of the government organ con
tains a very lame reply to the facts set forth and
the position assumed by this journal. Without
attempting to rebut tho. arguments advanced by
us, it resorts to special pleading and apologies to
sustain the anomalous position in which the gov
ernment ia now placed a position condemned,
we confidently assert, by every person of reason
ing faculty in the kingdom and a position
which we are officially told, tho Minister of the
Interior " acknowledges," but is unwilling to
carry out, at least for the present. The article
to which we refer commences with a statement
about as near the truth as that journal usually
comes. The cause" of our remarks was not,
as stated by it, the " competition of the PoJyne
mn," but the competition of the government,
the Hawaiian government, which holds itself
up as a compeer witk England, France and
America, and yet stoops to tramplo on and fetter
an honest branch of industry that prostitutes
its funds to sustain a printing office, not simply
to do its own work, but to scour the town to beg
work from this, that and the other one, and thus
take the bread from the hands of industry.
That was the point of our remarks, and that is
tbe point that the public, the government organ,
the Ministry, and all, must see and acknowl
edge. The Polynesian says that it has " not been
honored" with any ' special explanations" why
the government has not taken some steps to dis
pose of its press. Ferhaps it-would be well,
when it undertakes again to write on an abotruso
question of Hawaiian policy, to inquire if the
Ministry can find " nothing to step on" but the
necks of those who are so unfortunate as to en
gage in the printing business. The " truth,"
whenever that journal may be "honored" with
tho " explanations," may bo rather too " un
pleasant" to make public. Says the government
exponent : .
" But, looking at tlie subject frn another point of view, were
the Polynetian office soM, ami. if sold to the proprietor of the
Advertiser, crippled as a a hole, or sent out of the country to
ensure iu own coveted moi.ppo'.y of printing we fully believe
that six months would hardly elupse, cerhuuly not a year, ie
fore another press and Journtd would start iu opposition to the
This is just what we Lave always been driv
ing at the establishment of an honest and hon
orable competitor one thai must re'y on its otcti
industry for its support, and ono that cannot
run up to the public treasury every Saturday
afternoon, as regularly as the week closes," to
draw out whatever sum it finds itself short.
That ia just what wo ask to have two offices
placed on the same basis. VTe care not whether
the Polynesian is sold or leased; we expect
always to have a rival, and we believe it to be
for the interest of the place that it should be so.
So far as tho Publisher of this paper's desiring
to purchase or lease the government office, the
allusion is all gratuitous, lie has never ex
pressed any such desire, and 6o long as he pos
sesses a far better office, would not take it under
any circumstances. The Polynesian office is now
being replenished with new svock, ordered at a
biavy expense, and it id currently reported that,
when the government treasury has been sapped
of all the funds it can allow, and the office thus
made new, a proposal will 13 made by those at
present in its employ, to take it on some terms.
This is no doubt a cunning and shrewd nianoeu
ver; but for tbe Polynesian, knowing all this, if
true, to make the groundless inrinuation it did
that the Publisher of the Commercial alone
wished to obtain possession of it, is nothing less
tlian bearing false witness.
The vanity and egotism displayed in the gov
ernment journal has rarely if evr bct-n equaled
in Honolulu journalism. Here is a specimen :
" And now that AVK have obviated tlie Tery ohjc ct!rns It
then made, that WK have enlarged and perfected t&n availabil
ity of the office, that WK have rctiJered the Poynrrian a
match (our frieiiils say an over-match) for the Advertiser in
each and every department which niakes a newspaper vaiuuble,
now the pot is In the fire,' and lntea 1 of commending 1'3
for OCR improvement, and lor the seal and (aillifuluess with
which WE have. labored," Ac.
To boast of what can be done solely with pub
lic funds drawn from the public treasury, as
though it wero done with private means and by
private enterprise, requires more impudence than
can be overlooked by an intelligent community
like that of Honolulu. The acting director of.
the government press knows quite as well as tho
public what be did do and didii't do, when left
to rely on bis own industry and management,
and yet with an impudence rarely equaled, boasts
of what he can do with the public's taxes.
"In small community, like this, where ever body knows
eveiy other body's business far better than his own, it dues not
require pro forma proclamations or fenjitLy advertisements to
ascertAin who are capable, competent and willing to either lease
or buy the government press, its apparatus and fixtures. And
we confess Uiat for the present, we know of no one uniting these
qualifications. When such a one arises or arrives in this com.
muuity, be will soon be known, aud then, and then only, 4 cao the
first step be taken' to carry the Act of Ue Legislature into exe
cution." If the above is an official announcement of the
policy of the Ministry in regard to its press, we
might as well settle down to the stern fact that
no change will be allowed to take place for the
present. V ho can czpect that there will bo
offers loads until there L some intimation on the
part of tho government that such a thing is de
sired ? There are men in California now. if not
here on the islands, who would gladly take tho
office on favorable terms. It is not three months
since a former director of the government press
"arrived in the community," seeking an open
ing ; anj w mistake very much if, had the offer
been made to him on equitable terms, the gov
ernment might not readily have disposed of its
cflicfc, and secured ita printing to be done at half
its present cost, and on very favorable terms.
The truth is, there is no disposition to dispose of
its office on any terms, but a firm determination
to cripple and cramp the printing business here
cn the islands, and it is that determination that
we are seeking to expose.
H We believe that the change of ofBce by the foreman In ques
tion was effected without any breach of the first business obli
gation by him or by us, ami the motive was greater congeniality
and not higher wages. . We believe that so far from being dis
tressed or even Incommoded, the Advertiser had some three
months' notice of tbe change."
No notice was ever given to us by the director
of tbe government press of tho intended change,
and if he means to assert that, we deny it. Nor
was any intimation given to us of the proposed
change until after the contract was entered into
by our foreman, who assured us that nothing
but ia " -eased wages could tempt him to make it,
which, j have understood to bo some three or
four hundred more than the high wages we were
then paying a sum which neither the govern
ment nor we could honestly afford to pay, and
the offer of which must have a ruinous effect on
this if not on other branches of business in
Honolulu. The public will see at once how we
are placed by this dishonorable rivalry on the
part of the government, which amounts to noth
ing m-re nor less than an overt act of oppression.
A word in regard to tho late lamented Mr.
Sea. It is well known by all bis friends that it
was only when be was forced to closo bis own
office tJjAt' ho was allowed to obtain a lease of
part of the job type" of the government office.
It was oftir after his fortunes had been "frowned
upon" the stern and oppressive course of- the
government, and after be was thus forced to suc
cumb, that he sought and obtained a place in
the Polynesian office. It was then too late. The
coeds of discouragement and despair had been
I and though tbe act c? the governmeut,
i3 C its ofS-KJ .to him, was generous and
) edough. it was too late to stay the
We have thus, in our present and tormer
issues, stated the facts in relation to this open
and, as we think, unjust and oppressive course
pursued by the government. Justice to the gov
ernment, the public, our employees and ourselves
have demanded as much. All tbaOwo ask is
simple justice rights which tfie Constitution
sacredly guarantees to us in common with our
fellow countrymen, and which an; tradesmen or
merchants, placed in similar circumstances,
would ask for themselves. Ve seek W monop
oly, and none need be feared. There is room for
two good printing offices, if conducted on a fair
and honorable basis, alike to each, and two there
will always be. What we protest against is the
government continuing ita office to do the work
of the town with funds from the public treasury,
to which we contribute our proportion of taxes.
With the Ministry rests the responsibility of
continuing this grievance. They either do not,
or are unwilling to view it in the light of jus
tice, or viewing it so, have not the moral courage
to make the change. We know they are imbued
with a fear that tbey will lie left without a pub
lic advocate, but such an idea is perfectly ridic
ulous. There is not a government on the face of
the globe that pretends to enter into the printing
business or have anything to do with it, except
by contract, and there is not a government or
ministry that is ever without its advocates and
partizan press. To talk of a different state of
things here, is simply to seek an apology for the
continuance of what tho public unanimously
NOTES OF THE WEEK.
Election or Represkjjtatives. The biennial elec
tion for representatives to the Legislature takes place
on Monday next, January 2. Already considerable
discussion is going on in regard to qualifications of
candidates, and before the election day arrives, there
will probably be any number of patriotic gentlemen
who wish to serve their country in this capacity.
Honolulu is entitled to four representatives, and the
following ticket has been proposed :
Jr.aes I. Dowsett, (Member in last Legislature.)
H itu Webster, (Tax Collector.)
S. 1. XaUros, (Lend fcurveyor ) '
P. Na. , (ffrmerly lex Colic-tor.)
Messrs. Dowsett & Kalama were in the last Legis
ta'urc, and proved themselves worthy of the trust
reposed in them both beiDg industrious members,
and opposed to the liquor schemes of the Minister of
Finance. Mr. Webster has the reputation of being a
government man as he is a Privy Councillor, the
King's Agent, and tax collector, yet notwithstanding,
generally thinks and acts for himself. Mr. Naone
too, is considered as siding with ministers on most
questions. But we believe that all the persons
named above, are understood to be opposed to
the leading Ministerial measure the opening
of the liquor traffic indiscriminately to the natives.
A number of important questions will come up be
fore tlie next Legislature, and it is but right that
every man who votes should know the sentiments
of the candidates. Among these questions are :
The Militia Law, compelling all las payers to do military
The l.iiptor Jjiw, opening the liquor traffic to natives men
women, and children included. .
The Amendments to the I nxtitution, by which the min
isters will be allowed to sit in the lower llonse ; and by which
natives generally will be rendered ineligible to a scat in tbe
The Praptrty Tax, which may be increased to nv:ct the
deficiency in the revenues.
Some other important questions will come up,
aud the decision of them ought to be confided to the
hands of reliable men.
State FraeuAi, The funeral of J. W. Pitt Kinau,
one cf the last of the pure descendents of the ancient
Kiugs of ILiwuii, the dynasty conquered by Karae
batueha the Great, took place on Tuesday lost.
Keoua, the great-grandmother of Kinau, is reputed
to have possessed the highest chief blood, according
to Hawaiian genealogy. The funeral drew out a
large concourse of spectators. The remains were
escorted from the residence of Governor Kekua
naoa through Fort and King streets and deposited ia
the royal tomb in the palace premises. It is sad to
see the young as well as the older chiefs passing
away without any prospect of their places being filled.
The stock of Alii is dwindling down to a mere hand
ful, and some are now living who may follow to his
resting-place the last of the ancient Roval line.
National Cibccs. On Friday evening last, on
the occasion of the clown, Mr. Lathrop's, Benefit, one
of Ihc most entertaining performances came off that
have been given by the company in Honolulu. The
house was crowded, as might have becu expected.
The "fireman's race" resulted in the foreman of
Engine Co. No. 1 winnvfig tbe Bilver cup time, 1 :17
On Monday evening-, Mrs. Lee took her benefit, and
lost eveuing Mr. -Lee had his. On both occasions,
there were full houses nnd magnificent sport. The
company remain here but a few dys longer, and
will proceed to Tahiti.
52f The monthlies received by the last mail were
unusually rich in variety, interesting narratives and
illustrations. Among those received, all cf varied
merit nre Harpers' Oodey's, Hunt's, Atlantic, the
Ladies' Amt.noan.Silliman'8, the Hesperian, &c. The
Atlantic has passed into 'the hands of Messrs. Tich
nor & Fields, the well known publishers, and will re
tain the same corps of contributors, which has made
it one of the choicest periodicals in the new or old
The friends of Capt. Long will be pleased to
learn that he is again embarked in the whaling busi
ness, in which he has always been so successful. We
find the following notice of him in the N. B. Standard.
Good vor a Votacs. We understand that Capt. Long, late
of ships India and Mcrriniae, of New London, has sliiped as
master of ship Isaac Howland, of this port. . Capt. long has
been more than usually successful as a whaling master in the
Ochotsk Sea. and we believe filled the M err i mac during his
last season North, realising as his share of the season's catch,
about $10,000. With such a commander the Isaac Uowland
may be set down as snre of a good voyage, although the best of
men dou't always succeed.
The Steamer. Advices per last mail state that
the new steamer building at East Boston was to have
been launched Nov. 6. She' was called the Kilavea,
a name that not one in a hundred foreigners, not
conversant with the native tongue, can pronounce
correctly. We suggest that she be bapti zed anew on
her arrival and named the Prince Royal. Those
who have visited her on the stocks speak very high
ly of her, and say she is just the thing wanted for
our coasting trade. She would probably sail for
Honolulu early in December. , .
N. E. Magazine of Tbadb Ann Industry Is
the title of a new and modest periodical received by tbe
last mail. The numbers which have come to hand
show it to have entered on an open field, not now oc
cupied by any other monthly that we can call to
mind. It is devoted to chronicling the state and
progress of manufactures and commerce in New Eng
land, and is furnished at 81,00 a' year in advance.
The Basic Lackers. Our readers will remember
the seizure of the bark Laurent at New London some
lime ago. She was fitted out ostensibly for whaling.
Tbe New Haven Palladium says that advices from
Cuba confirm the report that she has landed a cargo
of about 600 slaves on that island.
New Frmwmme Storb. The nremises formerly
occupied . by Messrs. Samsing on Fort street, have
bean recently undergoing repairs and alterations,
preparatory to their being opened as a furniture
wareroom by Mr. C. H. Lew era. Such an establish
ment has lone been wanted in Honolulu and we
trust he will succeed in his enterprise.
New Billiard Rooms. Adjoining the above, Mr.
E. Burgess, with bis usual go-ohead-itiveness, is
erecting a spacious two story building for a billiard .
saloon. - The locality is an eligible one, and the long
experience he has had in that line, will enable him
to fit up and conduct such a saloon as Honolulu may
be proud of. . .
Tub Ccmkt. This new packet was to leave San
Francis) about the 15th December, under command
of Capt. Smith, and may bring our next New York
mail, that of Nov. 20th. She would touch at Hilo,
to land freight and passengers, and may be looked
Christmas, happy, merry Christmas, occurred this
year on Sunday-unfortunately. as the your people
will have it. and they are tbe only judges a will al
low in the matter. Old Father Nicholas, however,
managed to make his appearance a day or two later
than usual, choosing Littto Britain, the residence of
evening, there was as happy a gating of juveniles
young and old, as ever kept Chrisanas ; and a right
merry time they had. Little trinkets, dolls, and toys
were scattered about with the utmost profusion, white
the spirit of the " Wizard" seenij to appear in the
group, and poked all sorts of fun and tricks at every
body. After the younger portion cf the throng had
dispersed, the dance commenced and held till late in
thyc8siiig'STEAMER.-lThr"Russian War Steamer
Plastoon, of four gnn. Capt. Matskiewitch com
manding, arrived on Sunday last, 40 days from
Hakodadi. - Two other Russian steamers are expected
soon from Japan, including the flag ship with Admi
ral Pepoff.1 All these vessels are homeward bound
via Tahiti and Valparaiso. The following is a list of
the officers of the Platloon :
First Lieut. Baron von Dusterlob.
Ueut. W. de.Carstensen,
i V. Litke,
' lf. Master M. F.wdokymoff,
2d . A. KotchetotT,
Doctor A. Wuucheslareoff,
Female Boardiso School. We learn by notice
in another column that Rev. S. E. Bishop proposes to
open a boarding school for girls at Lahaina. Much
as we desire the success of these schools, we greatly
regret that more retired places could not be
selected to commence them. It is true that only very
young girls will now be taken, but a few years will
advance them and place them exposed to all the vices
of our large towns, from which no restraints can
keep them. We trust that some steps will be taken
to effect an early removal of the female schools of
Honolulu and Lahaina to more retired localities. We
understand that Mr. Bishop proposes to take in but
Pew Sale. The annual sale of Pews in the Fort
Street Church took place on Monday last The even
ing was stormy, but the attendance fair and the
bidding spirited. The total of the sale amounted to
$3,163 a large advance on last year's rental. We
understand that the Trustees have raised their
pastor's salary to 2,500. Among the testimonials
received by Mr. Corwin, from his parish, and which
shows the esteem in which he is held, was a Christ
mas purse containing $615 in gold.
Gt" The concert of Messrs. Hasslocher & Waldaa
this Evening at the Fort Street church, will afford a
rare treat for :he lovers of vocal and instrumental
music The Polynesian erroneously stated that it
would be on Tuesday. It will take place this (Thurs
J chymes. We are informed by the Marshal, that
Jurymen ordered for the January term, will not be
required to appear till Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock,
as Monday is Election Day.
J2T For late papers, our thanks are due to Capt.
Simonton, Mr. James A. Daly, and to Messrs. Mc-
Ruer & Merrill and C. W. Brooks, Eeq, of San
Fl'rxitube Sale. An extensive sale of furniture
takes place to-day at the residence of G. T. Lawton.
(Correspondence Pac Commercial Advertiser.
Abetter frena Sast Fraacisco.
San Francisco, Dec. 8, 1350.
Mr. Editor: As the clipper. Bhip Dariiig tails
for your port this morning, I hasten to give you a
brief summary of the most important events which
have occurred since the date of my last communica
tion. Tue Weather
Has at last cleared up, and we all enjoying the
clear sunshine once more. This is generally one of
the most ple.as.tnt months, of the year, in San Fran
cisco. During the summer months cold, chilly winds
sweep down every afternoon o'er the hills, usually
accompanied by thick fogs, which combined, make
life out doors rather uncomfortable. This morning,
the atmosphere ia perfectly clear, the hills are
green, a light breeze fans the cheek, the waters of
the bay are whitened with sails of every shape and
size while the mountains on the opposite shores are
wreathed with a delicate shading of lovely sky blue.
It is delightful weather. The air is so keen and
bracing, that it Imparts buoyancy to the step, brillian
cy to the eye, and gladness to the heart. And this
is the general character of Winter in California,
when it docs not rain.
The Election or a State Senator
To fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of
Gen. Williams, member elect for this county, is to
come off on the 10th inst. Each party has a nominee
in tbe field, but as thp political texture of the next
Legislature is already decided, and the election of one
member will make but little difference, it is proba
ble that the simple question at issue, in the choice of
candidates, will be regarded by the people at large,
as hinging entirely on the Bulkhead question. ' As it
is understood that the Parsons company will make
another attempt this year to pass the Bill, in its
former objectionable shape, it is very desirable, that
the people of this county take the present opportunity
of expressing their wishes on that particular issue.
Tilt SlIERBEBACK CLAIM CONFIRMED !
Our city was thrown into a state of great excite
ment a few days since, by the sudden and unexpected,
decision of the case of Peter Shei rcback vs. the
United Slates; and with good reason, too, as will
appear from a brief recital of the facts. Sherreback
claims a track of land 800 varas square, or about
half a square league, in tbe south part of San Fran
cisco. The location of this claim includes the very
best portion of the city, for private residences. It
takes in the whole of South Park, with its beautiful
and costly houses and a good part of the " Happy
Valley" district. Within its limits are upwards of
three hundred houses; many of them among the
finest in the city ! After his claim was njectf.d by
the Laud Commissioner, the claimant in 1857,
brought the matter into the United States District
Court. The owners of property included in the
limits of this claim, paid no attention to the progress
of the case supposing that it would defeat itself, or
that if any defence was necessary, the United Stair
District Attorney would make it, as the case was
brought against the United States. The matter lay
before the Court until a few days ago, no briefs hav
ing been filed in the meantime on the part of tbe de
fence. Judge Hoffman was to leave for the East on
the 5th, and the claimant urged a settlement of the
case, which he" was, of course, entitled to, and it
was decided in his favor. ' Judge Hoffman in his de
cision, expresses his regret that a case of so much im
portance should be allowed to come to a final issue,
without an argument being submitted or a brief filed.
on the part of the defendants, and he hints pretty
broadly that the United States District Attorney is at
fault in the matter.
The parties interested in opposing this claim had a
meeting yesterday to devise ways and means for pro
tecting their rights, and they decided to move for a
new trial immediately. This will involve them in a
long, tedious and expensive litigation. , It is reported
on the streets to-day, that the agents of Sherreback
offer to sell his" title for ten per cent, on the value of
each lot, to the occupants.
The great uncertainly which exists in reeard to
land titles in California, is one of the most serious
drawbacks, she has to contend against, There are
few districts in the 8tate where the property-holder
feels perfectly secure from all uneasiness in regard to
titles. ,.' Ia many places, whole towns are threatened
by some ghostly opposition, in the shape of an old
Mexican Land grant. Time alone can remedy the
evil. .,. , -: - "v : - ' :.-:, '
Exodcj to Mazatlar. !
The steamer Santa Cruz, which sailed for Mailt-
lan and Quay mas thia week, took a large number of
adventurers, for those ports, all inspired by faith in
the manifest destiny of Uexioo. ' Many went prepared
Doubtless they all see the " Star of Empire" rising
in the troubled sky of Mexico.
In my last letter I mentioned the r008
then in circulation to the effect that some SOO
tcrs had sailed secretly for Mexico; but sum that
time I have been able to ascertain nothing in legard
tols or the CLiprm Ship " Qceeh or the Pacific'
if This ship was on her way from New Tort to San
Francisco, with a full cargo of gocds, something bko
2800 tons. Shestruck upon .reef near Pernambuco
on the night of the 19th -r?Z
crew reached Pernambuco in safety, and part of cargo
between decks had been saved by wreckers. Full
particulars have not come to hand.
Two Suicides is one Week !
A French gentleman, reported to belong to a high
family in France, bearing tbe name E. Hamot St,;
Leger. a few days ago determined to put an end to
his existence,-: which bad became a burden to h.m on
account of some pecuniary disappointments. He re
paired for that purpose to Black Point, and blew out
his brains with a pistol, upon his person was found
a note to a friend in this city, to whom he was in
debted, in which he related the causes which led to
The other case was that of Mr. Eldridge O. Page,
a gentleman of talent and worth, ne was woll-known
s a writer, under the nomme de plume of " Dow, Jr."
He terminated his career, by tbe use of arsenic. The
causes which led to this rush act are not known.
The great Libel ease of Senator Grant vs. tlie
Evening Bulletin has been settled. The jury deci
ded that $500 instead of $50,000 would pay the
damage occasioned to the Hon. gentleman's character.
The proprietors of the Bulletin therefore had to pay
500 damages and the costs of suit, which will pro
bably be $500 more. ;
A yourg?) lady in Mattoon, Coles Co. Illinois,
has written a funny love-letter to Postmaster Wel
ler. of this city, which the Alta, publishes, verbalin
et literatim, and a curious specimen of literature it
is. The lady desires the worthy Postmaster to select
a bachelor, (which genus she of course sopposes to be
thick as blackberries, in Su Franci-joo.) and send
him to Mattoon, 111., if he wants a good wife. This
is certainly an enterprising age.
The Bensley Water Works are completed, and our
city is now supplied plentifully with pure water.
iW,a t.:?w has fallen lately in the mountains. :
Rev. J. D. i."ong formerly of Honolulu, now of
Oakland, has raised a carrot weighing nine or ten
pounds, on his farm. Mr. Strong's friends will be
glad to know that he has also cultivate muscle very
successfully, aad that himself and fami'-7 are in ex
The Milwaukee arrived yesterday, in 25 days from
Honolulu. The Architect is not yet In.
The clipper bark Comet, is to sail for your port via
nilo, on the 13th to 15th inst., and will doubtless
carry another United States mail. Nccahc
Wa sited I " Sealed Testdera. .
Mr. Editor : Times are getting rather hard here
in Honolulu. Some are going to California, some to
Vancouver's Island, and some in other directions,
seeking their fortunes, but I hardly wish to leave
Honolulu; if I can make an honest living here. , I
have a little capital, which I should like to invest in
some way, but as I should prefer its being increased,
I have a proposition to make to the Hawaiian Gov
ernment. It is my desire to enlist the interest and
capital of the Government in one of the following
1st To establish a retail store in the neighborhood
of the man with the black bag," where, as I learn
from the Polynesian, the Government officers fre
quently " drop in," and find that he does a good
business; and I am sure that, with the aid of
a little " tin" from the treasury, I can do tbe same,
especially as I intend to take as my mdtto, prices
low" and "terms quick !" With the help of about
$15,000 from the Government, I think I could make
a good thing of it, and pledge it against not more
than $5000 loss per annum. If this should not meet
the views of the Government, I have other projects.
2d. I should be glad to open a grocery or hard
ware store opposite the Odd Fellow's Hall, on alout
the same amount of aid from the Government, say
$15,000. I think either, of these investments per
fectly safe, and I will offer iu addition to furnish our
invincible army with matchlocks and bayonets free of
charge, if I open the hardware store; or hard bread
and cheese, if the grocery business is selected. I am
not particular in my choice of business, and leave
that to the Government.
3d. Shorld my plans be considered on too small a
scale to meet the views of the government, I propose to
take the premises occupied by tbe Hudson Bay Co.,
which I understand will soon be vacated, and estab
lish a heavy importiug house adjoining Messrs. Jan-
ion, Green & Co. My own capital is entirely too
limited for this business, and I should ask Govern
ment aid to tbe extent of s&u.uuu, which l am in
formed is the limit ot their investment in similar en
terprises. My long acquaintance with the use of the
yard stick and the quality of blue drills and cottons,
enables me to make this proposal with great confi
dence. I also have my fears that the importing busi
ness will suffer soon, unless the Government aid me
in this enterprise. r -
4th. Should all these offers fail, my motto being
" dum spero, spiro," I have still another, on which
there can be no difference of opinion. I propose to
take all the vacant lots on the Esplanade, and estab
lish an extensive lumber yard and carpenter shop,
with steam planing aud saw mill. I am very san
guine of this last proposition, as I understand a new
custom house is to bo erected soon, and various other
public buildings and bridges are in view, and I can
rely on the patronage of my old friends, the super
intendents of public works and roads. . In this un
dertaking I should require as much Government aid
as in the last proposal.
I am encouraged to make these very liberal offers
to the government from the generous manner in
whieh it sustains a similar enterprise, which it styles
its Government Press. I shall soon lay my entire
plans before His Majesty's Privy Council, and cannot
entertain a doubt that that liberal body will accept
at least one of them, especially as I understand the
public treasury is now very lush.
Yours. &o., "
; Omb out of Business. :
Mr. Editor : Many people are sufferinz In this
town through bull-and-hyena throated curs, tied up
in their vicinities, to the constant annoyance of all,
and to the serious detriment of many, whose pursuits
are intellectual; and of others who are delicate and
nervous, condemn! to en Jure the full blast of pan
demonium strains, musical only to the fanciers of
these out-of-place pets. A respect for private rights,
as the area of land, is secured by law; but is that
landed right confined to the cround ? has it not
equally the adjunct of a local atmosphere pertaining,
! Wi. It . Mt!.L . I. . l . . , . . .
i "" n uivu, iuo uiuer property wouia ne useless l
or eise, why docs the law respond to a complaint of a
neighboring nuisance, which affects the nostrils and
health I and can any one pretend that one sense is
not as necessary to- protect as another, which is as
capable of acting on the comfort .- I health ? nave
neighbors any more right to eng s jiother's atmos
phere with noise to the torture of uearing, than they
have with effluvia to that of smelling ? bnt how many
who do not recognize a second identity in tho world I
I challenge such to prove that I have not as good a
right to occupy their subterranean ground, as they
have my atmospheric region which In both cases, is
none at all. : . ' Theta.
, -December 27, 1859. t
To Clear a Rook or Mosquitoes. A writer in
a South ' t'nr-nlina. mmi. ... . v ?.., .v
- . . r"-' "aja . a ansa irwu las
following, and find it works like a charm. Take of
Kuui wirpuur, a piece aoout one-third the site of an
tcsr. and evanorate it bw nlainv U ! ; --ui
"J. .... . 1 4. " " ..
and holding it over a lumn nr Mmlla i.vu.
that it does not ignite. The smoko will soon fill the
room, and expel the mosquitoes. Cue night I was
terribly annoved by them, vhm 1 innh( r
tried . the above, after which I never saw or beard
them that night, and the uextmornins there was.
not one to be found in the room though the window
r'ir-" oi s-'l r-- . .;:?'
iron iir l v tT roiin
linn vim vr inti MM "JJlnpj
j1,ii."",.iiiv ui ioy, 5
The clipper ship Dar.ng, Capt. Si,
on oaturuiiy aiacrnoon. 10 Liv f
i Saturday afalrnoon. 16 days from d 'S
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The news is very meager, date. b ... , I
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New 1 ork. to the 12th and London
The elections in several states
ITpnAIflllv with 9.fCC3.A (n tl.a P I.
e ' "cpubiicsn
In New York State, the Secretary ofR
came Dartv have elected l.ir .
branches of the Legislature.
Massachusetts has gone Republican I I
000 majority. JfcaaJ
New Jersey, ditto, 3.C00 majority.
Wisconsin, ditto, by large majorities
. The Harper's Ferry trials are over r. . .i
and excitcuieut throughout tl.r, f'
subsided. Gen-it Smith, the noted At. iH"
some way, became implicated in the u.
s been taken to the Lunatic Agylu,rlnt:W
t i lUB L,Uri!ltil
Utica, and no one allowed to see him u i
he refers to Harper's Ferry matteri
himself nndar arrest. Utica Heruid of lfokH
has exhibited disposition to commit
attendant keens constant watch l-. '"i;
i - v.ci nim tr
him from laying violent han.ls on himse't
r A dispatch from New York, Nov. p
Washington correspondent of the fii& '
i ciau v ... w w Mic-puie. 1C la r
Britain expresses earnest desire to settle saw
difficulties which now exist "5
The Postmaster-General has ascertwoed a
m mi r I aaVArl fr, fip last fiutal I
. :i : ... - :n: . , .'. J "
OI man oemw, is uuu uiimuu ot (lulliri.
year, are 1,500,000 less than those rf i J
$500,000 less than appropriations forth J.n
A match has been concluded in Eng1tnl Wj
xiecu&u uuu itu, .v.. vim luuusana dUan
and tVin Phnmnion's belt, to cune rw t
i "J dllif
The wreck of the steamer Royal Chart
eengers and specie from Melbourne, u fan, w
ea. eurijr u uki iociigciB aim crew itnJ
ed, and the vessel would prove a total
nail a iniuiuu omuuyi treasure oa Doard, md. J
preparations were being made for iu aJna J
the chances for its recovery were tromrfr. J
hundred and seventy souls were lost, iacltdj.'
the women and children, and only uum,
Two terrific storms uad ravaged theaaitrfjJ
lana, wrecmng many icsseis. xto Amcrieti
are reported to be lost
The report that France intended to lid S
the war with Morocco, in a similar wit t tJ
port given to neamon uuring tne it. tu,
The Duke de Padua has been mooted fe,
French Ministry of the Interior, and Baoat
been appointed his successor.
The preparations of Spain for the eipedhionjJ
Morocco were being pushed forward Tigorcs!j
was expected that offensive operations would k;
menced about the 8th inst
The Zurich Conference has re-assembled fa :
final action on the treaties agreed cpm W
France and Austria in respect to Iu!y.
Karatilye represents Austria ia the eonfnw.
place of Count Collorado, deceased. All tit trd
would be signed within four days.
It is ascertained that the Congress of tbtf,
will take place with the adhesion cf Eoglui
The French government has ordered li.flptj
mounted with 26 guns each, to be cccp'.Md
the utmost dispatch. Arrangements for nr.
French nnd England expedition ajrainst Ckia
been completed and departure fixed for tint kri
United States frigate Wabash is at Nipk.
The Paris correspondent of the London .Vn
the recent meeting of the Emperor of Bmsi
Prince Regent of Prussia is the subiact of
iety at Paris. The ceneral impression there i.
they agreed not to oppose the annexation of Co
Italy to Piedmont.
' Forelssi Samnin
The Atlantic Monthly has passed into At a
of Ticknor &' Fields, who having pail glO,tj
the property, will make it a No. 1 literov jd
RmniiiED. Mr Schreiber. the noted
chant, was among the passengers on theliaj
or tue Darque x anieee ironi hohuimu. uk
with him a veritable pulu tree in the natiwed
and just as it was taken from tue neia. us
in some degree its original freshness, yet
loc. n thnen aha fWl enrinus to this DUx'-i
of the popular bedding material, it b ufl
Making Ice bt Machinery. A maebaet
mniifniinre of ice is now in orration ii
which turns out three tons of that comtiwdiT it
It is the invention cf a Mr. Harrison, of Anri
The refrigeration is produced by the evspo
ether in a vacuum.
Robert Stephenson, the celebrated ergineerwi
ri;l In Kntrlaud. He was born in 1803. aedk-i
at the comparatively early aje of fiftj-ei j
After receiving his education at EJinhurgh.btrj
two years apprenticeship as an engineer H
fjfVior. ot wftRtl and then made an ei!M
Venezuela to explore the silver mines. OabH
to England, in 18ZO, the sunieci oi raii"."
ntni. s rMv.iv. AnnairtpratilA atfetitlCD. be V.
r.rize of 500 offered for the best locono:i.n(
chnnl.l finnmp ita own smoke, weizh EJEf
BIX tons, nuu uraw a iraiu ui . .
mllM an hnnr. fiiihspnuentl v the princ
roads of Enelend and Sootland were built
superintendence, and ht. also visited I?
Norway, having been sent for to advise as to
system of railroad lines in those eountr
.l.a a. a Ika tllhlll.-ir bndics tff
yi mi L'.t y n a w . v. mw . - w .
Conway, at the Castle, and tbe .mcdoi.k"
IVOCK. lie nua Deen t nicinucr vi
rwn TPtnrnod a n. Conservative and a FroteK
The United States Dkscbibed bt a
mas. A cotcmporary publishes the .t
extract from a new history of the ln!fK
-c t- t . Tr..- i wont m Anient-
an r.iigi.suuiitu ; - uciuic .
heard much of American natural scenery ;
I was sadly disappointed when I came to
sen. l nave iraverseu me f J
depencence of Her Most Gracious Majesty, m
could be called worthy of the artist's or p n
vaiion. it, is true innvu.ju .. .
... . . u :nmYM ll""
seencry, wnicii- nas ocen muou .,j
taste nud art the natutal consequence
finement and cultivation or tlie wuu" '
whenever one crosses into tbe States, toe
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nioits either wua lorests or r . j
which are dangerous to travel through in xowsi
of the quantities of voracious am v
a J: v. , I7r itel Stilts
mcnt informed me that a railroad tw'.'; '
attacked by a drove of raccoons
prairie, and every passenger destroyed
coons are me lerroroi i 7
depopulated thousands of miles of its un
The Staffordshire (England) Jlerldl,
it has means of knowing thai 1UUW 1
is ono of tho most popular books eer p
many years, having in .tweTe,7vfl
a profit or S'JO.UW to us ul"; ju
.- n emit Of ! .
leu oy LTAits, iiiai t
in that Countv and the adjoining iun V
" Loamshirc" representing the r,rn?5.s-sX
shire" the latter. - TredJlcstone, -c . tf
Jldam and SWA are said to have n. m
on Ellastonc where tbe real eharaot 1
lived, and where the pranuwn - . &
is now Jinn fnpsit-, ui
.vm f his frrandiu,,Z..r.
sessed of mauy of his sterling qu.- , j,
i iik .ml recto "i.
was also vicar of Blyth and rector
iry . v ...... . .l: ;l,hnrhou. .
i" V" V: .... .tuaeinjl.
aouse is etui eianaiup, nu . pii
mentioned in the book, is to be seen s 1
the present time. . k
Tub London Strikr We ie .,'Iin.rt
London papers that all the great veH
the metropolis had closed their est" 1
conseouence of the " strike" of tne "Vjuiil
strike, which has already been "'fsjj
columns, is of quite a formidable c
estimated that there are at least ew
men connected with the Dnim'
... Al A L.lsT At.Ss MnmKafi
. n ii w v
ment Lord Brouirham, in som tv.
House of Lords on the subject. conip"
-. .1 A . .,! the wc
SI lliucir uniugauvi , .
workmen by the strike is placed
million 01 uouars. . . , 0w
The chief obicct of the Btriuers
duction of the hours of labor tne s
. . ... Se men .
hours a day for five days of e.wfL;nt &
a half hours on Saturday. - Their p Jjy. I
that they shall work oniy nine houn 1
waftes, as we learn from . -fNLne Stff,
ma Mm. itATnrn iiih biiibv - ..m-
builders in an interview wua ?
are 6a 6d. per day for skilled jgayj
for laborers. It .eems t. haw ' tt9if
men to strike first in one vftj teo
another, and so continue until"
ibtotbe nine noura aruBe.-.-- jy dj ;
bU tn have Wi'i awner. " -