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At Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands, from January 1st to April 30th, 1864.
February i American.. IWrk...
Mrch. 1 ! hrk...
lo hi. ..
14 ! .bark...
1H frrnch.... ."hip
17 American.. H-irk...
19 ilo Bark...
. Cnirr-s S'trmnlrurg'.
. i K. C Jones. ... . llawes..-.
ri-le ............. J-rn-ran..
' Martha 21 iMilev
H.i r k . . . . , Eaphrttes. ..... .
?oi p. . . . ' ntrnt
J. U. Thompson .
'11 do IUr.. .. Nile
27 Hawaiian- Bark.... 1 Kamehaovha V.. ..
Am-ncao- Shin.... Cornelius HowUnd,
Spencer. . .
9 Oldenburg. Brijr...
11 American.. Bark...
1 French tiiD . OuiUr. ............ Vaoxpres..
15 American.. Ship.... Corinthian ........ Lewis
18 Hawaiian- Br?. .... Victoria....... rUh
19 American- Ship....! Milo Hawes....
1 American. Ship.... C. W. Morgan..... Lander....
25 A meriean.. .hip. . . . ' Splendid Cleveland.
.Arrlviiln nt tho
i Bark.. .
, j Vineyard
.' Bart. Uoscold. .
, i Helen Snow....
. .Janus .........
Arrl vtilM at tlic?
Marrh H American.
., Bark.... j F.lin Adams ....
i Bark....; Tamerlane
Ship.... Oor. Troop
Bark ; Gratitude
Bark.. . . j Hrunwick
iBork.... Llixah-th Swift..
Bark .. . . I A deli ne .
I Bark.... Ottceola
I Bark 'John 1. West
. Ki.-h. . .....
. Gray ..... !
,; Ashley.. .. j
, ! Ht-rendeeu
. I'otti-r . . . . I
. I Ionian.... i
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SATURDAY, APRIL 30. 1S64.
W( iniert above our annual prinr report of whal'-rs tou-h-Inf
at these Islands, in the compilation of which we are indebted
for assistance to the Collector-Oeneral. The first vessel came
in on th 6th of February. The arrivals up to April 30 have
been 50, of which
10 vessels recruited at Ililo, Hawaii.
8 vessels u at Lahaina.
- S2 vessels u at Honolulu.
Ji early all of these vessels have touched at Honolulu, after J
(visiting the windward ports, to obtain and mail letters. Quite
' Urge nnmbfcj of ships have visited Kawaihae for potatoes,
bet we have not the data at hand to report how many.
f From the coast of California, we have had this spring, 24
'whalers, witu 7S45 barrels whale oil, making an average catch
jftt 327 barrels.
From Eastern home ports we have had 10 new arrivals, bring
ing 835 barrels whale oil, BS0 barrets of sperm, and 8000 lbs. of
bone, tlvicjr a small average to each vessel.
Tb total amount of oil as reported by the 50 ships above ts :
420 bbls. whale, 2775 bbls. sperm, and 8900 lbs. bone.
f A onmber of vessels from sperm whaling grounds have been
i- attracted here by the last season's favorable reports, and will
erui in the Arctic or Ochotsk.
The north Tacifle fleet will comprise over 60 vessets (includ
ing some that sailed last fall,) anl it is probable that three
fourths of them will cruise in the Arctic this summer but as
many of the Captains declined stating which ground they
would go to, we have omitted the d-j-tination.
Several vessels may arrive yet from home ports or southern
cruising grounds, and alter the figures given above.
The subject of introducing coolies is receiving consMeraMe
attention. Some of the planters are for taking immediate steps
to charter a vessel anil import a cartas the wants of the
plantations are said to be imperative. We trust that whenever
measures) are adopted, the scheme will be under the auspices of
the government, and also that the laborers, whether lascars or
Chinese, will not be allowed to come without bringing their
wives and families, the same wsy as European emigrants migrate
to foreign parts. This is a matter that is to have a great influ
ence on the future of these islands, and nothing should be Jone
hast i!y or rashly. The plan of sending an agent to the coun
tries where these laborers are obtained, as has been suggested,
to gather data and facts in connection with the subject, is a good
one, and we hope will be carried cut. The business must be
taken hold of systematically, and with a acknowledge of the fact
that not simply the question of labor is involved, but the future
social and political prospects of the islands. One thousand
laborers only may be wanted now, but in the course of ten
years, ten thousand may be required. These, whatever they
are, will amalgamate with and form our future population.
We have had no foreign merchant arrival during the week up
to last evening, though several vessels are fully due and ex
pected from fan Francisco.
During the past week the Missionary packet Morning Star
has changed her flag and taken the Hawaiian, which will enable
her to serve in the coasting trade. We omitted to state at the
time it occurred that the whaling bark Florence has also taken
the Hawaiian flag. Both were formerly under the American.
The bark R W. Wood sailed on the 26tl for Bremen, with a
large cargo consisting of 71.284 galls oil, 13,853 lbs bone, 17,464
lbs tallow, 20 tons bones, 2552 hides, 19 bales wool, 1 bale cot
ton, and other products. Her cargo amounted ic value to
$49,653 31. and in bulk, to nearly 600 tons.
The bark Yankee has met with quick dispatch, and is loaded
and ready to sail, having been in port but ten days. She will
sot leave till Monday, and in the mean time, we boje the
American mail will arrive.
For Sas Fbascisoo per Yankee, on Monday.
For Labaisa and Koii per Annie Laurie, Monday.
PORT OF HONOLULU. II . I.
April 23 Schr Kalama. Adams, from Niihau and Koloa, with of
230 ken supar, 3d bbls molasses, 6 con Is word, 1
bull, 1 stallion, 1 horse, 40 hides, 10 bbls tallow,
40 ban paddy. 10 ban rice, 4 bags fungus, 3 hogs.
2 cabin ami 20 deck passengers.
23 St schr Annie Laurie, MrOrepnr, from Kona and
intermediate ports, with 12 bbls potatoes, 12 bul
locks, 6 cords wood, 15 sheep, 3 hos, 2 cabin and
30 deck passengers.
23 Schr Hannah. mith, from Kauai, with 2-10 kegs
suirar, 43 bbls molasses 4 cords wood, 3 hogs ami
10 deck pasfleners.
24 Schr Helen, Clark, from Maliko, with 135 keps su?ar,
45 bbls suffer, 51 bbls molasses, and 2 carts.
24 Schr Moi Wahine. Kuheana, from Ilanalei. with 240
bbls molasses, 102 kegs sugar, 7 bales wool, 3 hogs,
1 cabin and 12 deck passengers.
5 Schr Warwick, John Bull, from Molokai, with 400
watermelons, 33 ban lime, 4 bbls tallow, 17
bid's, 12 bales wool, 1 cabin and 6 deck passengers.
Zi Schr Kekauloohi, Lambert, from Kona, with 9 bales
pulu, 40 ban coffee, 12 bsgs and 1 bale fungus
600 goat skins. 5 cabin ami HO deck passengers.
25 Am wh ship Splendid, of Kdgartown, 20 mos. out
with 35 bbls sperm, season; 360 bbls., voyage.
24 Schr Kamehameha IV., from Kauai, with firewood
ana 3 kegs ruttrr.
27 schr Netue Merrill, Fisher, from Lahaina and
Makee's Landing, with 770 kegs sugar. 50 bids
molasses, 600 coat skins, 4 bales fungus. 1 case
glasswarr, novs. z cabin and 30 deck passengers.
27 Schr Moi Keikl. Napela. from Kahului, with 36 bbls
molasses, art! I cabin passenger.
30 Sen lit ten, Clark, from Mariko, Maui.
30 Set Ortolan, AT ether bee, from Lahaina.
April 21 Am wh ship Corinthian, Lewis, for Arctic.
23 Am wh ship C. IV. Morgan. Landers, for Arctic.
23 Am wh ship Aurora, Church, for Arctic.
23 Am wh ship K. Swift, Pontius, for Arctic.
33 Schr Ortolan, Wetherbee, for Lahaina and Kahului.
23 Schr Moi Keikl. Nape la. for Kahului.
24 Am wh ship Milo. llawes, for Arctic
25 SI schr Annie Laurie, McGregor, for Kona and in
25 Schr Helen, Clark, for Maliko.
25 Schr Kalama, Adams, for Koloa and Niihau.
25 Schr Jeannette. f r Libus and Moloaa.
25 VrpQch wh ship Gustave. Vauipres. for Okhotsk.
2 Haw Mark tt. W. Wood, Ueerken. f.r Bremen.
26 Schr Mot Wahine, Kuheana, for Ilanalei.
26 Schr Hannah. Smith, for I .hue. Kauai.
28 Schr Kekaoiuohi. Lambert, for Kona and Kau.
2 Schr Moi Keiki. Napela, f. Kaholui.
23 Am clipper ship Mary Robinson, McOare, f jt How
land's Island to in4 guano.
23 Schr Nettie Mjrril, FUher, f.r Lahaina and Makees
For S. Fkasctsco per Ysnkee, May 2 Mrs A D Cart
wright, Miss Mary Cartwright, Miss Bell, Miss Arthur, Rev Mr
Fa mes, Miss FUn, Mr StodlarJ, Miss Stoddard, Mrs S 11 Do.
s-u. Mr and Mrs J C King, cbil 1 ami servant, C Bloom, Mr
Wihoo, J II Corning. Steerage. J Shingle, Dan Scott. Andrew
Jfelsoo, B Hatch, II C Wood 15 cabin and 5 steerage.
For BacMix per R W Wood, Apnl 27 Msjor F Miller, R
K Chamberlayne, o F Pfluger.
Ilnnw... ....... .
rrui- off Hawaii
SI I March 5
SI1 March 29
Sid Marrh iO
Sid March 29
Sid April. .13
Sid April... 6
.-Id April. ..S
Sid April... 2
SI I April.. 10
Sid April.. 10
Sid April.. 12
S!d March 2?
SM April... 5
Slil April... 9
SM April. .19
SM -April. .2'
SM April... 6
SM April. .13
SM April.. 13
SI I April. .19
SM April. .19
SI 1 April. .20
SI 1 April.. 23
: In iirt.
SM April.. 24
SM April.. 23
SM April.. 26
California C'oait. ;
... Indian Orean....'
. California Coast.
. California Const
. South ;
. Califrnia Coast.
. Il'-cne. ..........
. California Coast.
. Cruic off Hawaii
. California Coast.
Irl of Tallin I nti.
Bfim. BBLS. LBS.
WIULK SPKKU. BONK.
1 90 ....
130 .... ....
.... 40 ....
10 4K) ....
400 ! 100 ....
1S5 , .... ....
Off Chile ;
Off Chile '
California Coast. I
INrt of If Ilo.
Home. . .... . . . . .
South. ......... .
VESSELS IX I'ORT-AI'KIL 23.
Am bark Yankee, Com. I'aty, up for San Francisco.
Kng nhip Brechin Castle, 1'arkinson, up for New Bedford.
Am bark Cambridge. Brooks, up for Portland and Victoria.
OMg tojuail schr Hans, OHinanns, for sale or charU-r.
liuss. Corvette Calavala.
Kng bark bark Bessie, J ijr, for sale.
Haw br Morning Star, James.
Hawaiian Steamer Kilauea, repairing.
Ship Hillman, Mansur, I Bark Kamehamt ha V., Long,
15r Comet Wilhelm, Victoria, Eldritlge,
Amjwh bk Splendid, Clcavel.-ind.
Haw wh brig Comet, Wilhelm.
PORT OP HXX.O.
April 15 Bark Osceola, Herman, 11 months out, 170 bbls
sperm oil, lat from I'aita.
10 Bark John I. West, Sinker, 123 days from New Bed
font, has taken nothing.
Lssxri On the 27th Al.ril. bv the Kev. E. Corwin. at
the residence of the bride. Mr. F. S. Pratt to Miss Lizzie Laariui.
j both of th.s city. J
CrxsiscHAM At the U.S. Hospital. April 6th, Daniel Cun
ningham, late carpenter of the Am. merchant bark "Onward.
notes or the week.
ati ye HoxEdiT. A native Hawaiian, while com
ing into town on Thursday morning over the Pal a ma
road, picked op n package, containing between thirty
and forty dollars in coin. Instead of quietly putting
it into his pocket, he fastened it on a pole, and went
through the streets of the city, inquiring if any one
had lost a parcel of money. A foreigner who met
him adked him the reason why he did not appropriate
it to hie own Use. or whether any other person saw
him pick it up. He answered, no, no one saw him
but God, and he knew it would be wrong to do so.
This may be a solitary instance of the power of reli
gious teaching on the native mind, but it most cer
tainly f hows that religion has had an influence on
some of the natives! This man knew that the money
belonged to some obe else, and that it could not be
appropriated to his own use without the knowledge
of his M il er. He had learned the fundamental
truth of the Christian religion The fear of the
Lord is the beginning of wisdom," and he deserves
praise of h'l honesty. XI
37" The San Francisco papers appear to be at
loggerheads with the California State Legislature, for
Toting two or three millions of dollars to aid and
expedite the construction of the Pacific Railroad,
which is to connect that State with the Mississippi
Valley and open to her untold resources, compared
with which her gold mines are but a drop in the
bucket To outsiders, these newspaper efforts to de
feat or postpone this great work appear like boys
play, lletter to lend the credit of the State fur ten
millions, if needed to construct the road at once.
Vheu it is done, the State will be more able to pay
a debt of twenty millions than she is now to sustain
one of five millions.
rl-lfl.f II" A& mi.UVU lOt IICICSIUI
tive to fill the place of J. Keahi, one of the members
elect from Hilo, lately deceased, was held on the 14th
April, and resulted in the choice of Pal'LO Kahi-
kii'La, who has once before, we think, sat as a repre
(tentative from the same place. The following was
the vote :
J. V. Mikaclc,
Total votes, C54
H 12?" The French Consul at San Franc sco has issued
a notice that the ports of Mexico on the Pacific coast
are blockaded, and all trade with them is forbidden.
The schooner Hani, which arrived at this port last
week, left Mazatlan just as the French blockading
fleet arrived off that port. This blockade will prob
ably continue for some time, or until the French in
vasion of .Mexico is ended.
J3f In the Pacific, we observe the following refer
ence to Rev. W. F. Snow, who recently left the islands
to locate in California :
Sax Francisco Port Socirrr. The fourth anniversary of
the San Fraocisco Port Society, was held in the First I!aptist
Church in this city, on Sabbath evening, March 27th, lv4. An
excellent and appropriate sermon was preached by the Kev. W.
F. Snow, who bas just arrived in this State, with the intention
of making it his field of labor.
5r Both the ship Lookout and bark Smyrniote
are fully due. They must have left San Francisco
by the 16th, and are therefore at least two weeks out to-day.
They will bring two weeks later news.
Well Dose. The old and well-known favorite
schooner Ktiauluohi, made her lat trip from Honolulu to
Kona and Kau, and back, in 9 days, discharging nearly a full
freight of lumber at Kona, and taking a full freight of pulu 4C,
ST Owing to the pressure of local news to-day
we are compelled to omit several communications,
a leader, items and foreign selections prepared for
this Uue. The supplement contains some interesting matter.
Mobe Cobals. We understand that a few more
of those beautiful red corals from Micronesia, will be sold at
auction next week. Such a chance to obtain them, may nSTer
The mail by the Yankee will close on Monday
tnoruing. Files or the .taveriistr can De obtained at our
counter, ready for mailing.
ST It is but justice for us to state that the full
re;ort of the St. George Festival, in to-daj 's pai-vr, was pre
pared by Mr. L. Browne.
S7 Don't forget the total eclipse of the sun on
SATURDAY, A VR.IL SO.
The space devoted to the Sr. CI e Festival
needs nu apology : we insert it us ijics, just aa
we would record any interesting Tving events,
and if any one finds fault with tl.f amount of
sj'uce allotted to it, we have bimj.lyvto say, our
aim is to be impartial historians? of current
events. With the sau.-e motive in view, we last
week inserted a contribution handed; in without
signature and so printed, g'yinS a tftetch of St.
(joorire. The article was merely tv svnorsis of
the account of that personage giveij in Smith's
Dictionary of Greek and Koinan Mythology and
the Encyclopedia Britannica, which ;ire in every
country considered the best authorities estant.
On referring to them, we find thjt the piece
might have been improved by being j made more
full and impartial. Its publication, however,
has been deemed by some as impeitincnt, but,
we think, without good grounds. Ij the eketch
embodies facts of history, taken fror the highest
known authority, there surely can f e no harm
in reproducing historical facts. It.- publication
on the day of the anniversary of l.e Saint was
merely accidental our publication ay and the
Saint's day occurring together but ice in seven
Two of the addresses made at tl; festival im-
pute ill-motives in its publication "We most
positively deny that, both for oursd ' a,s and the
writer of the article, and we say ii.reover that
no epeaker has a right in public to impute no
tices to any writer without knowing such to be
the fact. As stated before, it was published as
a piece of news, for not one man in a thousand
knows the Saint's history ; and had it been a
little more favorable to hini, would an' one
have questioned the propriety of its appearing
on the anniversary in question ? Not at ail
It it can be construed into an insult to English
men, it is equally so to Americans, and to our
ownselves, for their and our forefathers were
from Britain. Nor have we forgotten that
Americans fought under St. George's cross at
Lexington and Bunker Hill, and that the Ameri
can Declaration of Independence itself was first
proclaimed under the folds of St. George's cross,
which was then a part of the American flag.
To talk of insulting, in this instance, those of
one notion without the other, is ridiculous, and
we trust that none will hereafter be so sensitive
as to take umbrage with matters-of-fact, when
intended as items of general interest.
AVc give place to Mr. Slick's letter as we
would to any other, yielding to every one the
largest liberty" in the use of cur columns,
even through we thereby get a few raps. We
long since came to the conclusion that those who
were too thin-skinned to bear criticism, or who
were unwilling to bear the sins of the multitude
when cast on them, were unfit for the position
where they have to try and please everybody.
A communication from Veritas, giving an
account of St. George, we are compelled to omit
till nest week. ;
(Corresiondence of the Pacific Com'l Advertiser.)
31 r. Slirk Arivire lo ait E.clitur.
Mr. Editcr : Wot upon arth possessed you in
that last paper uv yourn tu set out the Britishers
Putrin Saint in the shape ya did, an oc that partikler
day tu, when thay were all prepared tu swaller him
hoal in the shape of a dinner, an in ! the way thny
had bin brot up tu, dragin an all ? Yu must hav
takin a heap uv truble tu, in overhaulin that histry
that that feller Gibbon rit. But I was supprised,
Mr. Editur, that yu hadn't got no more nolidge uv
human natur than tu think that the heap uv truble
yu must hav took in overhaulin that feller Gibbons
writing, wicli sum other feller, just as smart, sais is
all a lie, wud be apreciated by this ar community on
that ar day uv all others. But tu sni nothin uv the
cuses that must hav bin skattered reound amongst
the vittels at yure expense by the Britishers them,
selves, at thair dinner that nite, mi own feelins, an
that uv evry represcnt.itiv uv the univarsal Yankee
nashun that I bav met since yu rit against the
dragin, air that yu, as an Amerikin, hav given a re
spectable porshun uv this ere comunify a rite tu feal
insultid an ugly by yure pcece in the paper that day.
If yu had only held yure bosses fur tu or thre
weaks or a munth or so, on then cum out with jure
dragin. nobody wud hav bin skeered or hurt; but a3
it is, I dont see how yu a down-easter tu with the
nolidge uv human tiatur, and the principles uv toft
soap and sawder (kurtesy,) wicli cum nateral ta us
down-casters, cud hav dun it ; but yu did, an pullick
opinion, as represented tu the Amerikins and Jar
mins on the korner, feals sorry that yu didn't tlink
a little afore yu did it abeout wot or' tu be the fust
duty uv an Editur uv the only pajer here, that is,
tu cum as nigh as posible tu plasin ecrybxidy bi bein
perlite an civil tu all. Suppos, Mr. EJitur. thar wus
a paper here edited bi mi frend ' L. B.,'' whom we
no tu be British all over, an whom we air willic tu
accept as a fine sampel uv the traviled Britin. (Bi
the way, I'm a litle disapinted in L. B.,' fur I
kalkilated, wen he found he wus wurth so much no
ticin as tu fill yure hoal paper up, that he wud tak
the Polynesian on his own hook, an tri tu driv his
staik in thar.) Suppos sum 4th uv July that he or
sum uther Britin shuld tell us that our old tune uv
Yankee Doodle, wot we think so much uv, wus only
picked up out uv the Skotch gutters and bawdy
houses, and sot to varses uv Yankee manafactur; or
suppos he undertuk tu strip the fethen off uv our Am
erikin Egle, in the same onmarciful stile that yu skin
ed St. Georgia dragin, wot du yu suppos wud be there
suit, tho nateral histry dus sai that that air noble
bird steels sheep wen he's hungry and suutimes
carries off inersent babies ? Why, he'd find thos
fethers fited tu his own back with an undershirt uv
North Karolinar tar, in much less time than it wud
tak a Britisher tu think abeout it, and I guess yu
wudn't be the last man tu sai it sarved him right tu.
I tell yu wot it is, Mr. Editur, you've got no small
pack on tu yure shoulders, tied up in that ere paper
uv yourne, for yure paper is the Pacifik Comercial
Advertiser, 'ta:nt the Hawaiian Amerikin Egle, if
'twas yu'd call it so. Now I want Wr kno wat's the
use uv rilin and sprinklin hot water on tu our thin
skined British folks that air here along with us, just
tu make em feel ugly. 'Taint as tho they'd got a
paper uv thar own tu tuch us up with. If they had,
then 'twuJ be all rite, an yu'd alers find me redy
an willin tu back yu up in cvin 'em Yankee Poodle with the
variashuns. But as it is, Mr. Editor, we Amerikins here in Ha
waii kan keap our end up, I guess, without pickin upon 'em,
an usin yure pa; er tu tell 'em skandlus stories abeout thair
yung an frisky Lord Palmerston, an that " blessed baby." Id
like tu no, Mr. Editor, if jut livd so long in the wurld an harn't
larnt tbe danger of makin fun uv yung an newly maried folks'
fust baby. If you want tu lurn a lessin in l.uman nature, ju
jist tri it on with sum yung inuthcr, that yu may no, an see
how yu'H come off. Iu yu suppos, tho she doot du yu any pitr
sonal damige thair an then, she'll ever f.-rgit ya? nary time, not
if yu liv tu be as old as Mathusla.
We Acienkins, an every body else that likes it, can find all
we want, an more tu, iu our hum pajrs uv that sort of rit in,
an I hop.; yu wont stir up the indisua!ii:a t.f gude i..U.r-d
folks in the community, bi givtn us any more uf sich uselrss an
oiisutcab'e ia!urma?l.uu. I: ';ai:it no more rite, Mr. EJi:ur,
fur y u tu da that air sort uv thing, than 'twu 1 l-e far sum uv i.ur
preacher tu tand up in iettiu an sai insultin thins that
wud bav no effect ou thos wot heered him, but to mak them feal
ugly an tu driv 'em away. This Honolulu pubik that yure pa
fr is supposd tu represent, yu no, is a mixed Ms Kust cums
the people in the kuntiy, an the Government wich takes keer
uv our livs an purtecks our si As in traid, houye-fixiii. an clos
au the l.l.e frutn thnu China theves. wot humbody thinks we
aint g-t -fnuf in the kuntry. Then thairs us Amerikins full UV
ginger, aa alius retly an willin. as th iy ort to be. tu pitch iatu
aniWly that treJi on thar toes, or thinks he's ani better or nos
eni more than thay du. Then thars the Jannins, thel minds
thair owu biines, an grows rich, while thay Urf at the darnJ
f'jols wut ar a meillin an tryin tu wiglo themselves aa thair
friends intu this ere Governmeut-
Then tiiairs the llritishers, that air lorn an brot up to bvliev
in St. George an th-; Liragin, most ou em without knoin orcarin
who or wot he was. Every one on 'era, wot's rich enuf tu see
a soverin. kuos that he5s jist as gude ou thair gold, as our Am
erikin eule, is on owru, an that's enuf. Its nobody else's biz
ness an thave a rite tu think wot thay like about him. Wot
if the British here air tryin tu be pompus, an put on airs in
konsetiuence uv wot their granfathers dun, that's all rite tu, fur
thair graufathers air our grate grate granfathers, an I don't see
why we should'nt simiierthise in that air sort of feelin. Then
if we hav'nt got liaf so big a nashumd det, tu brag abeout,
perhaps we will hav, bi the time we put a stop to thU infurnal
rebelion uv ourn, that wud hav upsot the strongest monarky in
Europe in a week. Wun reason why the Itritishers here think
that we iiir the proudest an sarciest nashun on airth, is becos
thay air just the same, an every body knos thar never was yet
tew folk uv the same temper wot agreed.
Then we've got a few Frenchmen who air mostly clergimen,
an who dont seak govuriinient ail norgovurtiment appointments,
nor meille with politiks or ani thin wut is:;'t thar bizness here.
Wun Frenchman tho' has got charge uv the Govurnment muney
bags, an frum wot little I've seen, so fur, I reckon he's jist "the
rite man in the rite place," as thay sa w.n riting abeout puhlik
officers. Then we've got a sprinklin uv the better clas uv
Chinese an all sorts uv I'urtergeese that yure paper dos'nt truble
much any way.
I teil yu, Mr. Editor, if yu never thort uv it afore, that yuve
got a mitey tikilish sort uv a persishun in this ere community,
as the editur uv the only noospaier.
l'uhlik opinion, in this ere little mixt up community, is like
mi old Tom cat, yu can smuthe his back deown the rite way, an
he'll let yu du any thin with him yu air a mind tu-, but yu jist
undertak tu giv hiiu a rub up aijinst the grain, an he'll spit
an skratch, an likely enuf, du yu sum damige anihow he wont
th ink ur the gude yuve dun him afore, but he'll keap clear uv
yu fur a long time arter. Now if you'd bin deoun on the kor
ner, thai murtiin yure paper cum out with yure piece abeout t.
George, yu wud hav conkluded frum the remarks maid, that
publick opinion had bin rubbed therong way, ani hop yu'H tak
mi advis, as a frend, who knos sumthin abeout "human natur,"
an not pepper any uther nushunal dinner in the way yu did the
liritishers the uther day, jist afore thay sot deoun tu it. If yu
dont with tu sinipathi.se with uther folks' hum associashuns, sa
nuthin abeout 'em. Thay dont hurt anibody, an yu dont du
the publick, whom yu air supposd to doctur, ani gude bi makin
fun uv 'em. We hav all cum here tugether uv our own free
will, Mr. Editur, an tliair's no reeson why we shud liv, like cats
and dogs in the same garrit, an be etarnalty snappiu at each
uther. An then agin, now that our folks tu hum hav got thair
hands ful uv fitin them rebels, an thair British men-uv-war, we
sartinly dont want 'em tu think we air so hard prest out here,
that we kant keep tu windward uv the Britishers without trien
tu pizen thair diners.
Thar, Mr. Editur, I hav dun; the way yu 9oapt me in yure
last paper abeout mi notes uv admirashun fur mi frend "L. B.
by sain thay was ekal to mi old frend the judge's ritins, tikled
me so, that I've rit the abuv letter of private advice 'tween yu
and me, as a slite return fur the kompliraent.
Ilopin yu'H tak it kindly, beleeve me,
Yure everlastin frend, Sam Slick.
To the Editor of the Pacific Commercial Advertisei.
Sia : In your last week's journal, I noticed an
article, for which, although I believe it to be contrib
uted, you have become editorially responsible, having
inserted it as a leading article. As to whether the
time far the insertion of the article (attempting to
show who St. George was) on the eve of an English
festival in honor of that Saint, and with a Russian
man-of-war in port, who also claims St. George as
their national Saint was well or ill chosen, I have
no time to discuss; you will probably hear enough
about that from others. But, as a man in some
measure acquainted with literary criticism, I feel a
sort of conscientious duty to protest against the lit
erary dishonesty with which Gibbon's remarks upon
' George of Cappadocia" are palmed off in your
paper on the unsuspecting public.
Deducting the running comments, with which you
season the article in question, it is substantially a
quotation from Gibbon, and cites him ns authority.
Now, had you or the writer of the article taken the
trouble to look at Gibbon's History of the Decline
and Fall of the Roman Empire," vol. 2, p. 454.
edited by Rev. II. II. Milman (mine is a New York
edition, 1S51,) you would have found at the end of the para
graph, referring to the transformation of George of Cappadocia
into St. George of England, the following note by Gibbon hiai-
self, qualifying the whole previous paragraph and indicating
a doubt in Gibbon's own mind about its accuracy. He says:
"This transformation is not given as absolutely certain, but
as extremely probable. See the Lougueru.ina, torn. 1, p. 194;"
to which Mr. Milinan adds the following note : " The late lr.
Milncr (the Roman Catholic Bishop) wrote a tract to vindicate
the exir-tenct; and othod.xy of the tutelar Saint of England.
He succeeds, I think, in tracing the worship of St. George up to
a period which makes it improbable that s notorious an Arian
could be palmed upon the Catholic Church as a saint and a
martyr. The acts rejected by Gelasius may have been of Arian
origin, and designed to mgratt me story oi tneir nero on some
What I, as a critic, contend for is, that as the writer fel t no
scruple in quoting Gibbon's depreciatory remarks, he should
also have felt no reticence in giving his own concession and
qualification, and those of his annotator, as to thj truth of the
story. It is refreshing to see Giblion quoted by the writers on
your staff, and hoping that when next they quote him, they will
do so correctly, whether it tends to confirm their conceit or ex
pose their motives,
I remain, sir. 4c, A. F.
MESSRS. IIACKFKLD Jc CO.. ARE MV
authorized agents during my absence from this kingdom.
I 4U It
J. C. KING.
rmIIE .MEMBERS OF THE PLAXTEHS'
j JL SOCIETY and all others interested in its objects, are res
pectfully requested to meet nt the COURT HOUSE, on WED
NESDAY the 4th prox. at 3 P. M., to hear the report of the
Committee on laborers, and to take such measures 83 are neces
sary to insure the importation of agricultural laborers from
Asia, and to pass such resolutions as mav he approved of
B,. C. WYLME,
dll.lt Provisional PrpoMfnf
) "FOE SALE !
TO CLOSE CONSIGNMENT !
A LOT OF CEXl'IXE CHOICE
i WESTPHALIA HAMS !
.A.t 525 Cents per 3?oaaiicl,
BV THE SINGLE HAM.
ED. HOFFSCHLAEGER & STAPENHOKST.
A C K S M 1 T II . TO
Xm. wages and constant work will be given
None but a first
rate workman need apply to
HONOLULU IRON WORK;
LEASE OF ONE HALF ACRE OF
l:uiil. etirlo4fd- on thf hnarh At tVaiL-iL i aiil.idrt
to a rent ! Si. per annum for 15 years from
"th July, 1S64, upon which there is a small house, built of
redwood, convenient as a seabathing place ; together with the
furniture &c, belonging to the same. Applv to
AsHElt D. BATES.
414-3t OrJ. W. AUSTIN.
ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS ASniii.t
Mr. G. F. PFLUtiEIl, are hereby requested to present
the same f r settlement, and all persons indebted to hini are re
quested to settle the same without delay at the office of the
II. II ACKFELD & CO.
Attorney in fact for Mr. G. F. Pfluger.
Honolulu, April 30, ls64, 414 St
The following was writteu for our last paper, Lut
haviDg been handed in lite, was overlooked
Mr. Kpitor: The few invited guests who attended
the pleading "Amateur Theatrical entertainment"
on board II. B. M. S. Columbine, Saturday evening,
April lJth, to witness the opening of the " Theatre
Royal," were greatly amused, and enjoyed a hearty
laugh. The quarter deck was transformed into a
theatre, with stage, scenery, &c, complete, and fes
tooned with the flags of all nations. The after part
of the ship was the fupper room, draped with flags,
and tables loaded with every delicacy. The farce of
of the ' Unfinished Gentlemen" was presented, and
the characters of Bill Downey," the Hon. Mr.
Flamnur," - Jim Milter," and others, were well sustained nd
liberally applauded. Several negro songs followed, nnd then
"Jem Bags," in the " Wandering Minstrels," kept the audience
in roars of lauchu r. upier closed the entertainment, and the
guests were lighted to the boats iu waitimr by a display of fire
works. "Success to the Columbine''" the pleasure of the
performance was only equalled by the politeness of her Captain
and UniceTS. May sue soon visa uuuuiuiu nfj"i.
IUsai.w, April ISth, 1S64.
Mb. Editor Dear Sir: Allow me to correct an error in1
your Usue of the 9ih inst., under heading ' Matters at Ilana
lei." You state that "an English school has been established
by Mr. Elkingt on. and a select school by Mr. Humphreys, botk
of the Reformed Catholic Church."
The school at Princeville ia an independent one, established
by the foreign employees on the estate for the education of their
children, supported" entirely by a subscription passed among
them, and is connected with no church, such b eing the wishes
of the subscribers. I remain, yours, very truly,
A SfBSCRIBKR TO TUB iCHOOL. '
rosTPOsED. The assignee's sale of merchandise,
cane laud, sugar cane, &c, on the island of Maui,
advertised ou L.ext page, has been postponed to the
14th of May. Those interested will please take notice
The Hawaiian bark Speedwell arrived at VioN
toria on the U9th cf March, 22 days from Honolulu a very good
IN THE MATTER
Of the estate of I
11. ROOKE, of Hono-
lulu, deceased. V
PUOPEIl APPLICATION HAVING Breti
made to the Hon. G. M. Rolertson, Justice of the Supreme
Court, by STEPHEN Sl'ENCER, one of the executors of the
late William Webster, who was the administrator of the estate
of the said T. C. B. Rooke, for an examination of the said
Webster's accounts as administrator aforesaid, and for the dis
charge of his estate from further responsibility therein. Notice
is hereby given that SATURPAY, the "th day or May, 1864, at
11 o'clock, A. M., at the Court House in Honolulu, will be the
time and place for said hearing, and alt objections thereto.
414-2t Assistant Clerk Supreme Court.
IN TlILi SUPREME COURT OF THE
OA I1U. Si.SETH PORTER FORD, Complainant, v.
MARIA IV. FORD, defendant. Action brought before the
Honorable Robert G. Davis, Associate Justice of the Supreme
Court nt Chambers, upon petition this day filed in the Supreme
Court of the Hawaiian Islands.
SUMMONS to MARIA iV. FORD, defendant, greeting:
You are hereby summoned by order of the Honorable Robert
O. Davis, Associate J ustice of the Supreme Court, to be and
appear before the said judge at his chamlers in the city of
Honolulu, Island of Oahu, within 20 days after the expiration
of 5 mouths from the date of this summons, to show cause why
Seth Porter Ford, complainant, should not recover a judgment
and decree of this Honorable Court, divorcing him, the said
complainant, from the bonds of matrimony now existing between
the said complainant and Maiia N. Ford, defendant, on the
ground of desertion ; all which is fully set forth in the petition
filed in this cause. And you are hereby notified that if you
fail to appear and file an answer to the said petition, as above
required, the said complainant will apply to this Court for the
relief therein demanded.
Witness, The Honorable Robert G. Davis, Associate Justice
er of the Supreme Court, at Honolulu, this 25th day of
(TO) April, A. D. 1SS4.
5 JNO. E. BARNARD,
v-v Clerk Supreme Court.
ORDER The above summons is hereby ordered to be pub
lished in the Pacific Commercial Advertiser of Honolulu,
Hawaiian Islands, at least once a week for 5 consecutive months.
R. G. DAVIS, Justice Supreme Court.
K. 11. STANLEY, Attorney for Petitioner.
Honolulu, April 25th, 1S64. 414-5m
i! i nn Him u nunc
As low as can be purchased anywhere
Per YANKEE and other vessels !
ROUGH REDWOOD 1 INCH HOARDS,
TONGCED and GROOVED REDWOOD 1 in. BOARDS,
SURFACE PLANED I INCH BOARDS,
RED WOOD SHINGLES,
RED WOOD CLAPBOARDS, kc.
4U-3t LEWERS Sc. DICKSON.
I3ark CAMBRIDGE !
Now Selling on the ESPLANADE by
OKO. G. HOWE!
At Twenty-Five Dollars per 1000.
6f H FFKT KOUOII ISKDWOOD
J1 JL 9f SCANTLING, at $v5 per M,
lio,500 Feet roujrh redwood boards, nt 25 jer M,
o,2iu Keet pickets, at $ 25 per M,
3 500 Feet spruce laths, at JO per M,
10,000 Keet surface one inch, planed, at $40 per M,
10,070 Feet flooring, 1 inch, pinned, $40 per M.
C.OOO Feet " 1J inch, planed, $40 per M,
0,5:i0 Feet ' 2 inch, planed, $40 per M,
0,000 Feet clear rouali. 2 inch, planed, $40 per M,
38,070 Feet si.linjr, at $ Jo per M,
100,000 Shingb's, at 5,50 per M.
The above LUMBER will be retailed
in lots to suit the purchaser.
GEO. O. HOWE.
JUST RECEIVED !
G. A. WILLIAMS & GO'S
Formerly AVi Ilia iris: So Orvis's
Family Sewing Machines !
rilHESK MACHINES HAVE BEEX IX
1l the market nearly six years, during which time they
have acquired a reputation second to none in the world.
For excellence, durability, and elegance of finish they are
unsurpassed ; while for cheapness, simplicity, ease, andnoise
lessuess of action, they have never been equalled.
Anjonjf the many ail vantages that may be enumerated in
favor of our machine, we will mention the following :
It ues a straight needle, which is little liaMe to break,
and sews directly from the original siool3, without re-winding.
It has no belt or band to become slack by stretching, but is
run by friction.
The balance-wheel may be revolved either way without
deranging the action of the machine. The sewing, in both
cases, being equally perfect.
The " FEKn-MOTios,"' which is secured by patent, is much
superior to any lefore invented, ensuring great exactness in
stitching, and perfect freedom in turning the work.
it makes the docblk-i.oop stitch." so
"rover & Raker stich," which is strong, durable and elastic.
Jt will not rip, though every fourth stitch be cut ; yet it can be
taken out with facility, when desired, as iu altering garments.
It will run. hero, gather, tuck and fell, and do all the work
that can be done on acy Family Sewing Machine now in use.
or sale by
C. BREWER ff CO.
King St., near Castle & Cooke's Store.
f JAS CONSTANTLY ON" HA NO AX1) FOR
i. California and Hawaiian Lime, Cement, Plaster
1 ans, P.ncks, and several other articles in the building line.
Koofs covered with Slates or Composition and warranted water
Orders from the other islands thankfully received. 414-3m
l'orlutiiirxt lxrr ra.
Mk. Editor: I learn from your columns, that u jar planters
and others interested in the agricultural affairs of the ijUj,
are looking over the world for the purpose of securing td
laborers. As yet, I have seen no reference made to sl'.iiftt,,,
laborers, unless I am much mistaken, the very Itent luU,
might be obtained from the Western Islands. For information
upon this subject, 1 would refer to Mr. Manuel lico, well known
in this community. I believe that a romI cim? ,.f l;lu.trs
might be obtained from the Western ll!tnd-i"..iid that tl
might be brought out at a comparatively moderate charge oo
board whaleships aud merchant vessels ttound to Honolulu frotn
New Bedford aud Bosto;
Yours, truly, "A Iwms osi
"FOR HONG KONC!
THE Al HAMBCRG SHIl .
This fine vessel will be due at this port in a few days, and
can take for the alove port 2 to 300 tons of freight. Has flue
accommodittions for a few cabin passengers. She is A I and
insures at the lowest rates.
For freight or passage, apply to
4I3-2t ALPRICH, WALKER if CO.
Tor new Bedford T
TIIK A 1 BRITISH SHIP
i& BRECHIN CASTLE
J H I'ARKIXSOX, Comiiiiiaclrr,
This fine vessel, having a large portion of her cargo engaged,
will meet quick dispatch.
Has excellent accommodations for a few cabin passengers ; is
A 1, and iusures at lowest rates.
.?or freight or passage apply to
413-lm ALPRICH, WALKER & CO.
FOR VICTORIA, VTIT
THE A 1 CLIPPER BARK
X. C. BROOKS Coituiiniidf-r.
Will have dispatch for the above ports for freight or passage,
having superior accommodations, apply to
413-3t ALDlllCII, WALKKR k CO.
OFFICE : Southwest corner of Washing
ton and Ilattery streets.
HM1IE CXDERSIGXEI) ARK PREPARED
JL to issue " Marine Insurance iMilicies," each being respon
sible for the sum written on the Policies against his own name
only, and for himself and not for others or any of them.
Uborok O. Johnson,
William K. Karros,
James li. Haugin,
J. Mora Muss.
ALDKICII, WALKER & CO. Agents.
414-ly Honolulu, II. I.
Of the Middle Temple, hondon,
33 x- x- s "t o x- txt Ij fx. TTir ,
Having taken out an Hawaiian License, and been duly admitted
to practise, will transact Legal Business in the Courts of
this Kingdom. (Cr Offic over thk " Polynesian."
Honolulu. April 23, 1804. 413-
DISSOLUTION OF PARTI EltSlIIP.
existing between Ueorge Heron aud John Crowder, is
hereby dissolved by mutual consent.
413-3t JOHN CROWDEK.
East Maui Plantation.
Sugars mid Molasses
flROP NOW COMING
IN, AND Ie rod
for sale in quantities to suit by
21. I1ACKFELD A CO.,
rwiHE UXDIVIDEI) HALF OF
JL COOPERAGE of
Lewis to HMoi'toii,
on KING STREET. The sale will embrace one-half of all tho
buildings connected with the Cooperage, and half the tools,
stock, kc. The establishment is now doing a good buslnsss.
Persons desiring to purchase, will please apply to
413-lm JAMES L. LEWIS.
THIS DAY RECEIVED!
BARK "YANKEE !"
CASES FIXE OREGOX APPLES,
Casks Billing's hams.
Cases California hams.
Cases California bacon, a superior article,
60 boxes smoked herrings.
100 boxes fresh Malaga raisins, in whole, half and quarter
boxes, the finest in the market,
Extra family flour, Cal. dairy cheese, kc. &c.
All C which will be moIiI chenp for nli by
413 3t liOLLES & CO.
A LOT OFSUPERIOR HAWAIIAN' RICE,
freoli fr.-m the mill.
For sale by
HOLLES & CO.
A It A R RELS CEMENT,
Mr9 CEIVKD and for sale by
TlOLLES k CO.
A SMALL LOT
JUST RECEIVED AND
HOLLES A: CO.
be Sold low by
IX THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE
OF AKAI, Deceased.
ALL PERSONS ARE HEREIIY Notified
that it is the intention of th! und-rsigned to close this
estate on the 15th day of May, or as soon thereafter us may be
possible. This notice is given in order that this.; erson
whose claims have been rej-cted by the Administrator, mny
have the opportunity to sutsiaritiate the same, ir they intend s
to do, before the proper tiibunals, or by bucii evidence as they
have heretofore been requested frequently to produce
CHARLES C. HARRIS.
Administrator or the estate or A kai, d. -censed.
Honolulu, April 20th, ISO 1. 413 3t
TO THE LADIES !
LATEST STYLES !
FROM THE EAST
JUST RECEIVED BY EXPRESS !
CASTLET COOKE !
CO LLA RS, SLE E VES,
Mourning, hair mourning, kc, crape veils,
Colleiettes, Ruffling, Belting, Linen cuffs,
Malta collars. Union ribbon,
Hand and stand toilett looking glasses,
Linen buttons. Ladies neck ties,
Roman senrfs. very fashionable at the Fast ;
Ftnbroided handkerchiefs, English pins
Lace shawls, Ivory sleeve buttons, '
Muslin sets, Tissue veils,
Lace Ruches, black and white ;
Rubber watch guards.
, . ... .. Rubber revolving pens and pencils.
Vlo Expected Soon !
A Large and Varied Assortment of MER
CHANDISE, which will be sold at
a Low Ficnre'