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SATURDAY, AVC.CST , VA.
Tut ttrtm dullnes in trade peculiar to cur umtcer
i aoxssuat topis cj remark, conu4 not merely to
the city, bet applying to every part f the groap. Thi how
ever, cacoot Urt Vx7, and wi:b the arrival of our aual f!I
hJpp'.nj toth whaler and merchantmen wi; 1 return the
customary activity la trad. The continued laccefs attending
car tuw plantation, tie , Alr:ty aai p-rerrraoce dUplajeJ
Id ctll. new eclerpriar" trt-d. are a sure g-iraj-te for a
afe. buaJ, aad iocreaaior Inter-blaaJ anl f reign trade.
The bark Onuarrf bKci a dric from Sao Frair'.sco
Bfcrketa o tte lCUj uX Trade ar.d bur'a of every kind
arc rep-irtei at dprereJ, ar.J ia UUrvJ prepuce, very little
la doiag. Tbe heavy coilapvr ia the Vjc market there ta
the- efTt to orreir everything. .Vjmerou failure-j,
tpcla!!y imon; thou txtu f-cte-l with tock, are reported.
Ia San rrancisc inar'-ct, Iiland ar are quoted doll at
t 60 Uje per lt. M Rat Merrill -!d 131 talra pulu at
o-ti'fi, Jaly 14, at 10 ct. per !b.
Th- Otrard will not a11 till Saturday, Aug. 13, she being
detained here one week in order not to follow too closely oo
the other veel i of the line.
Proposal hare fceeo J cited by the Consul of Peru, to
furnish fTOO tr repays cc the baric ManJarina, which put
lato t?; p-jt kakitg on tL? 2t:h, with a carpi of cuoltea for
The Danish baric Lizzie a 'rived on the 3d, 1C dyt from San
rrnclco en route for Uonykorg, took on bard a quantity of
fun sua, and tailed agaht oo the 4th. She U reported by the
San FrancUco papers to 1 are had the largeit ahipmeut J
pecie ever mailt from that port In any one vessel lor China,
amounting to f 43.111.
We observe that the Oft trrf bring $1,000 in specie, and
that each of the packets n w brings more or leas coin. This
fa understood to be fur the n -e of plantations, where in paying
laborers there is always cee? of small coin. If every planta
tion had, as some now have, a regular supply r.f quarters ami
halves imDorted monthly, it wo aid prove a publio benefit.
The coin skipped from Sau Franclaco to Honolulu on freight,
luring the first six months of 1564, is stxted in the papers of
that city to be 43,000. Vhi probably doe not more than
balance the amount of coin taken out of this kingdom in the
same period. '.'"
The bark Jf. S. Ptrkint arrived yesterday from Paget
Sound, bringing a full cargo f lumber to Messrs. IlackMd & Co.
The S. F. Flag of July 16. speaking of the departure of the
Onward, says :
The bark Onward, fur Honolulu, was cleared to-day, and
will sail at an early hour to morrow mornirg ; C'bas. W.
rooks 4c Co. have given this vessel unusual dispatch ; She
arrived here on the 9th with a full cargo of Hawaiian produce,
has discharged and re-loadc 1 in less than six working days,
and is now ready f-r sea, o.i her return voyage to the islands,
f he has a general cargo of assorted merchandise, valued at
20,414, an J carries, besides. $3,000 in treasure. Among other
items of cargo are 450 new Molasses Barrels, sent over to be
filed and returned here for he use of bow's UUMIIerr, being a
part of 4,000 bbia now unde.- contract for this distillery. The
h gh price of grain ruling here, places that out of the question,
and drives distillers to the miasms for rum purposes.
Hold began to rise rapidly about July 1. and from that date
to the I3ch fluctuated from 240 to 230 premium, being at the
latest advices about 260. This great rise is unquestionably
attributable to the increasing teareity of coin in the United
States, (caused by the excessive shipments from New York
and San Francisco to Europe ) This constant drain of coin
focrcaaes the discrepancy between the amounts of gold and
paper in the country, and consequently raises the value of
gold, even though the quantity of paper in circulation remains
about the same. The Utter is estimated at some $300,000,000 ;
while the amount cf gold is becoming reduced to a very small
sum, and Is entirely witlulrawo from circulation in the Atlantic
From the same paper, we extract the following items :
Private telegrams from New York dated July 13th. report i
sale of pwld, sent East by Telegraph the day before, at 270.
UoU. on the 14:b, opened at 267, declined to 203, and closed i
weak at 200. Sterling bills on England were also quoted weak
at 100, gold price.
LettaJ tenders have been selling to-dav at 39 j C3 39. j
Would Curry sold at $1,700 (S 1,726 which is a little better. 1
V haling Memaruuila.
From Messrs. Melchers k. Co., we learn from a letter received
by them Via San Francisco, from ('apt. Mum men of the
Ortgnn, dated Guam. April 5th, 18C4, that he had 60 barrels
sperm and 90 barrels humpbark oil, and reports as spoken :
Ha Hawaii, TIeppingstone, clean.
Onl Williams, Benjamin, 25 bbl humpback.
Jirch Swift, Williams, 108 bbls humpback.
75 hfcls sp. 45 humpback,
50 bbU spe rm.
75 bb!s "perm.
370 bbls sperm.
'..Mr Wall is ton.
And heard from
Br J Kohola,
Ia a letter received by Mr. G. Thorns, from Capt. Fehlber
of :b Braganza, dated March 2Slh, he reports his catch as 25
Cold. Private diapatches quote gold July 15 in New York
as follows : 2471, tendency downward; 'J63; 200; weak.
Xinety-two vessels are now on their way to San Franciico
fro '3 domestic, Atlantic, and foreign ports.
The exports of California, exclusive of treasure, averaged
thci far this year $ 1,150,000 per month.
-! postal service for California costs about $350,000 per
ancam, and it yields a revenue i4 some $2sC,000. Los9 to the
Government say $70,000 a year.
ta Farrr Masarr. Messrs. Addison Martin Jk Co.. cf the
Fai.-iflc Fruit Market, furnish quotations of prices for the lead
ing articles in the fruit market : appks, 3 (S 3c lb.; apricots,
4 6 10c; cookins; pears, 3 6 6c; table pears. 4 (S) 15c; plums
4 9 20c.; gages, 3 & 6c. ; peaches, 4 6D 8c. ; nectarines, 6 (3 13c.;
wnne grapes IV us :c; foreign, ZO OO toe.; strawberries, 10 (S
25c.: rasptrr!es. io & 15c; blackberries, io is 15c oranges.
t2i (3) 4 tf 100. Fruit is becoming very abundant and
cheap. AUa, July 16.
For Sijr Faascwco per Onward, Saturday, August 13th.
For Laaaixa and Koss per Kilaoea, Monday.
For Laa-aiaa per 'trttie Merrill, this day.
PORT OX1 IIOIJOLULU . 33. I.
31 Schr Manuokawar, Beckly, from liana.
31 Steam schr Annie Ijiurie, Johnson, from Koloa.
31 Schr Kalatna, Mi Uish. Irora Nawiliwili.
1 Am bark Onwarl. IleniMtead, 15 days from San
Francisco, wit!, freight and passengers to Atdrich,
Walker & Co.
1 Schr Moi Reiki, r.'apela, from Kahului.
2 Schr Helen, Clar. from Maliko.
3 DanUh bark Litre, Kelmer, 17 days from San Fran
cisco, en route to Hongkong, to von Holt k Ileuck.
3 Schr Kmeline, Lr mbert, from Kona.
4 Jsrhr Ka Moi, Wi bur, from Kahului.
4 Schr Nettie Merri'l, Fountain, from Makee's Landing.
5 Steara schr Annie Laurie. Johnson, from Koioa.
ft Schr Mary, from ports on Kauai.
6 Am lark N. S. IV rkins, Kol.inson.from Pugct Sound,
-with aimber to II. Hackfeld Co.
July 30 Schr NVttle Mrrr 11. Fountain, for Maoi
Aua 2 Steamer Kilaoea.
, McOrepor, for Lahaina and Kona. j
Laurie, Johnon, for Kolo:u j
, Kapuaht, for Hilo ai d 1'una. '
i 2 Steam echr Anni
3 Schr Kekaolochi,
3 Scbr Manuokawa , Iteckty, for liana.
3 Schr Moi Keiki. :.ap.-la, fr Kahului.
1 3 Schr Ktlima, Mt'Iieh, for porta on Kauai.
3 Schr Moi Wahioe. Kuheana, for ports on Kami
4 Danioh bark Lizi e, Keimer, for I lon.sk ong.
. b Sch Emetine, Le it. tor Kona, Hawaii.
& SI UrUro, Clark for Maliko, E. M.
VESSELS IX PORT AUGUST C.
Aoa hark X. 8. PiT.las, Robinjoo.
An bark Onward. Ilemwtead.
t ag brig Argo. liaoien.
2'eruviaa bark Mandariaa. 1 ranciaco Xavier Ros-i.
Froi-a Sa Fascts. pe. bari Onward, Aotrust 1 20 pkj
afrrtci impl'ta. 1 acvil, 400 empty rrrN. 3 l.OuO bricks, 5.0UO
feet lumber, 200,000 hincW, 4J Uth,20uO wt, 3 e fnmln.
Id cskt cement. 4 fkirs clothing, 12 coil cordage, 11 ra crockery
ml ft-wware. IS pkT drujr, '2 rlitmlrr (roods. SO Ires sal
mon. 2 kitu mackrrel. 1 kit un?ar and aand. I box h'-rrini.
1 drun, cod Csa, 1 hag (!axtil, 40 tu ks tlour. 21$ qr k
Hoar bx raiain. Id bx gingrr, 200 k rin, 1 cak jcrind
Coaen. 14 pk r hardware, 1 fkg hoe, 610 bar iron Id Uli
i."fn. . 0 ! Inne. 2 c macaroni. 6p!ff9 machinery, 15 oa
rnatcL- a, 34 f cral oil. 1 ca olive oil. 1 a olive. 3 k?s painU,
-0 c.4 pickle. 40 bbU be.. 1 t.l.t beef ton? UfS, 2 cs lard. 1 firkin
I utur 2 pkp che--. 40 kes powder, 1 ca saddlery, i bale
ilf, 1 cs sardine, A sewing machines. 3 e soices, 1 tx starch,
& cj stationery, 2 fkg U, 1 cs tinware, l ncgar mill, 12 pg
wines And liquors.
Value 20 414 CO.
Freaaare... .................. ........ 3 Ouo 00.
J Fro Wi5twa Poar per Kilauea. JuTy oO Mrs Kin?
inI a latter, Mrs Tbaraton. Ml' E.oa.-h, Mitrr Stley,
Wii;u.-a Ap. Jone. FthT Jorpb. Sh'nnaa Peck, W Cham-tx-rlaia,
K A WlUc, John Tarrctwoa, and 6J deck pa'acntr.
Fro.J Sa Fasrtro per Onward. Auurt 1 Mr D.yen
and ttant. J H Cording, Mr J II Cor.lin?. 31Li Ettie Cordinp,
Mil Alice Corrfin?. Mir Adotphut Cordirp. Mr Ada Clare,
.Mr B. dwell. Mr Bulweil. E.lward Keoyoo. Mr Bink. J T Doyrn.
W U 3iarwood. P C J jael, sr., I PenUngton, J N Marwvl. W
Irjai;, J II Gitxon, J- hi ?mith, Robert Vf t, Clnrir Clart.,
Ma-rfer Anborjr CUre. II Gibjo, Geo O Smith, Mr Lny, Mr
I'tiilllp 26 rsoo.
For WiXDWiao Pouts p-r KiUuea. Aaut 2 Mr O R
Wootl, Kits Jane and Lizzie Pt;ue. Mr Challamel, Mr Cryder,
H Mai-rartaa, Mxstcr William, anj 50 deck pa94erKer.
y Tba Onward brought down crowd of pas
teagi.t from tbe coast 2G in all. She will sail
g-i'n so HH'Kd iy next, lb lvb.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 0.
The Convention has been in tession every day
during this week, though the King has been
absent altogether from it. How far the delib
erations autl action of this body are legal un
le53 its constituent elements are present in ses
sion, and taking part in its act9, ia a grave
question. It was decided in the eaTly sessions
that the Third Estate couli not eit or vote eeja
rately. How then can the First Kstatc do what
was furbidd.-n to the other? Thi beitis the de
cision, the Xubles or Delegates should not net
without a full representation of the thrie Estates,
and if from sickness or any other cause, one
Estate is not present, postponement from day to
day would appear to be the only proper alterna
tive. Many think that the King phould only
appear in such a Convention by proxy, and un
doubtedly it would have been the more proper
mode ; but under no circumstances can the first
or any other Estate be unrrpuscntid, uuder the
rulings of the house.
There is much feeling in the community on
the aiomaly existing in the Kingdom of a
King, not pjosses-ing full constitutional powers,
thus preventing the usual meeting of the Legis
lature, creating great uneasiness, and threaten
ing disaster to our business interests. It is a
matter all Tegret, and some are even indignant.
Hut let us look at it a moment, and it will be
seen that there is really no reason why the King
fehould have declined to subscribe to the Consti
tution of 18o2. The first clause of the 04th
Article of that instrument is the great stumbling
block. This has generally been understood as
applying to Kamehameha III., who alone
14 granted" the Constitution after being adopted
by the Nobles and Legislature, and then took the
oath contained in that article. Now we doubt
if there are five men in the Kingdom who believe
that the first clause of that article (requiring
that it be 4 approved") applies to the successors
of Kamehameha III. Latterly, a different con
struction has been placed on it, and quite a Invo
lution inaugurated, causing delay and confusion
in the legitimate business of the country.
Will anybody acquainted with the facts say
that Kamehameha III. approved of all the Con
stitution of 1852, when he took the oath to
govern according to it? Neither did his succes
sor, Kamehameha IV., approve of it, and he did
not hesitate to point out its faults. Yet he took
the oath, and abided by its requirement, sought
j to have it changed, and did change it in the way
; prescribed by the instrument itself. In taking
: the oath he did not declare or admit that he ap
j proved of it, but that he would govern according
j to it.
j In theory, the King never dies, and the suc
I cessor to the Throne, when it becomes vacant,
arctpts it icith all the obligations of fus predecessor,
; no more nor less ; consequently, had His Majesty
subscribed to the required oath, it would not
: have compelled an approval of all the Constitu
' tion any more than it did of his predecessor.
If Ilia Majesty has declined to take the oath,
' for the reason that he could not, after havin"
i taken it, consistently call a Convention to revise
I the Constitution, or j roceed to change it in any
I other manner than that prescribed in Article
; 105th, what must he his opinion of those who
' have sworx to support the Constitution, and
now acknowledge themselves as assisting in set
ting it aside in an extra or vn-constilutional way?
We respect all who act conscientiously, but at the
same time ask that they act reasonably.
There cannot be a Constitution made, which
ii.L will approve. And if the Ministers or any
others in the Convention think that the new one
yj ll.be such, they are very greatly mistaken.
l The Convention is at work passing from day to
day the articles of the revised Constitution,
I , . , . . . . . L .
lwhich it is proposed to substitute for the present
ione. It matters little, however, what they do,
or how they do it. The acts of this Convention
are viewed as no more legal to-day than they
were the day it opened : and its right to subvert
the laws of the land, can no more be recognized
now tUn tUan. The TeopIe will never recognize
the acts of a Ministry that seeks to set aside the
Constitution in an extra-constitutional manner,
nnd which can only become a precedent for simi
lar attempts either on the part of the King or
the People, whenever either think it ought to be
Tilts rVrelKii Xcws
The b.irks Onirard and Lizzie brins us more
stirring news than lias been received here for some
time past. Our latest telegraphic dates lrom
Washington are to the lGth of Julv, and from
&in Francisco we have papers ti the 17th. The
principal item9 are : the rebel raid into Mary-
.land the sinking of the Alabama the capture of
f . . ,
' S.Ouu prisoners ty tien. bhornian near Atlanta
tne re-opening of the war in Denmark and the
I extraordinary ri?o or gold in New York to 200
: We will refer to each briefly.
J Respecting the rebel raid into Maryland, the
j news is contradictory and meagre as to facts.
; From the numerous telegrams, we gather the fol
! lowing. The rebel forces numbering 20,000 to
! 25,000 men left Richmond about July 1, under
j Ilreckinridge, Imboden and Early, and compelled
Hunter to fall back into Western Virginia. They
then advanced rapidly down the Shenandoah,
driving Sigel into Harper's Ferry, and then to
Maryland Heights. On the 4th of July they
crossed the Potomac, from Point of Rock? to
Harper's Ferry, and made Rockville (about fifteen
miles north-west of Washington and five miles
from the Potomac) their base of supplies or head
quarters. On the Oth of July they met the Union J
Gen. Lew. Wallace at the Monocacy River, and j
compelled him to retreat towards U.iltimore. j
They then sent out squads in every direction to j
destroy railroads, bridges and houses, and gather j
all the booty they could find. Droves of horses, j
cattle, pigs, sheep, &c, Ac, were driven by them J
over the Potomac, apparently with little molesta- j
tion. The panic uuiong the Maryland people was j
gnat. In Baltimore the bells rang at midnight, I
and G,0X) citizens enrolled themselves as soldiers
to guard the city. j
At the latest advices (July 10) the rebels were i
still in Maryland, some having gone towards J
Puint Lrxkout, eat of Washington, to release '
20,000 rebel prisoners confined there. The bulk
of the forces had returned to the Potomac, and :
some accounts say were recros.-ing it. Advices by
the Lizzie, however, report that the rebels ex- ;
peetfd rcirforcemenfs from Richmond, and alo
Lee himself. It is stated that the Culpepper
railroad was in their possession, with trains run
ning from Gordonsville to Manassas Junction.
This would app-ear as confirming the reports, and
that reinforcements were being pent up. If this
be so, Lee is undoubtedly acting on the idea that
he can hold Richmond with a small part of his
force?, and that with the rest of his array he can,
by operating near Washington, create a diversion
from Grant's forces that will stave off the attack
or siege of Richmond. The rebels are evidently
not through with their raid, and intend to still
further menace Washington and Maryland. To
check them will require twice or three times the
number of troops that may be engaged in the in
vasion. This invasion shows very clearly that the rebels
have not lr.st all their hopes nor resources, what
ever we may think of them. To take 20,000 men
from Richmond, when it is menaced with the
most powerful army, led by the most successful
general, that the present war ha produced, shows,
to say the least, that their abilities have been
underrated. If Ice feels so secure with 50,000
troops in the fortifications of Richmond as tosend
20,000 six hundred miles away, we may rest as
sured he has resources that we do not dream of
and the battle-field may again be transferred by
his skillful maneuvering to the vicinity of Wash
ington. The rebels may not have accomplished
any great harm in this raid, provided it is ended,
but of that we are not sure. It may only have
been the beginning of a more serious one.
It may appear somewhat singular that no ad
vices are received from Grant's army, but it must
be remembered that the publication in WaslJng
ton or New York of what Grant is doing or going
to do, is the same almost as if made in Richmond,
and enables the rebels to profit by it. This prob
ably is the reason why no news is given until sev
eral days after the events have occurred, as the
telegraph could easily be repaired in one day, and
no despatches had been received for ten days. The
latest reports say that Grant had 100 guns planted
so as to cover Petersburg, and that (July 6) he
was shelling the city. This, however, could oc
cupy only a part of hia forces. What the rest are
doing, we have no means of saying, but it is prob
able they have not leen idle. If Petersburg and
Fort Darling are reduced, the approach to the
city from the south is opened. An official state
ment of Grant's losses from the time he crossed
the Rapid-Ann up to the crossing of James Rivert
makes them 4,000 killed and 26,000 wounded,
during about thirty-two days fighting.
From Sherman's army, we have official advices
to July C, showing that he was advancing suc
cessfully. On the 4th of July he crossed the
Chattanoochee River, five or six miles from At
lanta, and near that point captured Gen. Har
dee's corpj, numbering 3,000 men. This must
be a severe loss to Johnston's army. The latter
had retreated to the forests just north of Atlanta,
with the purpose probably of allowing Sherman
to enter Atlanta, and then move to the river and
railroad, and attempt to cut off his connection
with Kingston and Chattanooga, from whence ho
receives supplies. Johnston has lost heavily in
captures, killed and wounded in his retreat from
before Chattanooga; but probably, located as he
is in the center of the richest and most populous
of the Southern States, ho has been able to con
script, and thus ntake good his losses. Atlanta is
a valuable depot, where the guns, cannon and am
munition for the supply of the rebels were manu
factured. On this account, its capture at this
time will be felt by them.
The story of the engagement or duel between
the Alabama and Kcarsargc, which is given on
our first page, is one of the most thrilling in
naval history. After playing the corsair for two
years, destroying over ten millions of American
property, and nearly circumnavigating the globe,
Capt. Sjmmts returns to France with his vessel
pretty well used up, and challenges a war vessel
of superior qualities to fight him in a fair; nnd
open contest, where all Europe might be the
spectators. No wonder that Europeans, and es-
pecially Englishmen, should honor his bravery, ;
and desire, to reward him with a sword, and per-
bans with another Alabama. Semmtsisa.Pl.il- f
adelphian, and no doubt as brave and daring an
American as ever commanded a ship. His last
cfe will vliallciTgo tlio aOcniralluil l)f UltT ViuriQ,
and wo only wish he were engaged in u better
cause. The Alabama, though destroyed, will
doubtless soon be replaced by another ship under
Respecting the escape of Semmes, it is stated
to have occurred thus: he and his officers, left
their sinking ship in their own boat, and reached
an English yacht, the Deer ILnuid, which had
accompanied the steamers to witness the fight.
Semrnes' escape was therefore perfectly lawful,
just as much so as if he had rowed hirboat to
the coast of Franco or of England ar. escaped
on neutral territory. jfe-
The war in Denmark fJTT1 tne 24th of
June, and will probablyfiot terminate until the
j Germans have captured and hold all of Denmark,
j except the Islands, one of which, Alsen, has al
ready been taken by them. It seems impossible
but that England will interfere in behalf of Den
mark. A statement is made that 6he has ordered
30,000 troops to be got ready for service, which
is supposed to be in aid of Denmark. There is
great sympathy among the Rritifh peorle for
their little neighbor, and when the Germans
have advanced beyond that point where prudence
should restrain them, the public indignation will
burst out and compel armed interference.
The resignation of Mr. Chase, as Teasurer,
appears to have been ill-timed, and a great mis
fortune to the country. He has been an honor
to the government, and has done more than any
other man to sustain her credit, and provide for
her the means necessary to carry on this war.
Gold has now jumped up to figures that astonish
even the wisest heads, and it will require skillful
management to provide for the future necessities
of the Government and the wav. The new Sec
retary of the Treasury, Mr. Fessenden, is from
Maine, and has had much experience as a public
man, both in Washington and his own State.
"if" We mij not hare a mail from Sin Francisco
for tome ten days to come. The bark Younsr Hictor,
the first vessel due, had not arrived over up to July
17 -1 dajd out. Tbe ship Emerald hie, to load
guann at Biker's IslauJ, and also the ship Derby,
en route for Ilop.gkcng, were to leave that port after
August 1, an ! will both touch here. We can not
expect any mail before the 12th to 15th.
;: I.MrROvri) Stock. 'A span of well broken, gentle
horse?, belonging to the estate of the late King, was
sold at auction en Friday, and brought $605. They
are reported to be of the Oregon breel. For domes
tic horses, bred and reired here, this is the highest
price that has ever been paid. ani shows that the
breeding; of good stock pays best.
Tlece;pt.lon of "Minister A.llen ixt,
AVuctli lllRt on.
His Honor Chief Justice Allen arrived at
Washington, and has been presented to Presi
dent Lincoln as Envoy Extraordinary and Min
ister Plenipotentiary from the Court of Hawaii
early in June. We find the following report of
the reception in the Sacramento Union, copied
from an Eastern pajer :
The President ha? piven an audience of reception
to E'.ish H. Allen, Euvoy Extraordinary and Minis
ter Plenipotentiary of His Majesty Kaoiehaioeha,
K'tDg of the Hawaiian Islands. Allen, in presenting
his credentials, said : " You are aware that citizens
of the United State residing in the Hawaiian King
dom outnumber all other foreigners, and have a very
large interest in trade, commerce and ngriculture.
The comuienral relations with the United States,
which are confant!y increasing iu importance, and
the geographical position of" the island as well, render
so:ue further treaty stipulation desirable and highly
important. The rapid growth of that portion of the
United States bordering on the Pacific in production
and commerce renders the products of the islands of
great value to it, and the constantly increasing trade
of equal importance to the islands. The desire of
the King is to foster the great interests so mutually
advantageous, by the most liberal policy, and he feels
as-urel, from the history of the past interviews with
the Government of the United States, that the same
spirit will mark its course in the future."
To which the President replied : " Sir: In every
light in which the state of the Hawaiian Islands
can be contemplated, it is an object of profound in
terest to the United States. Virtually it was once a
colony. It is now a near and intimate neighbor; it
is a haven cf shelter and refreshment for our mer
chants, fishermeu, seamen and other citizens, when,
on their lawful occasions, they are navigating the
eastern seas and oceans. Its people are free, and its
laws, language and religion are largely the fruits of
our own teachings and example. The distinguished
part which you, Mr. Minister, have acted in the his
tory of that interesting country, is well known here.
It gives me pleasure to assure you of my sincere de
sire to do what I can to render your sojourn in the
United States agreeable to yourself, satisfactory to
your Sovereign, and beneficial to the Hawaiiau peo
NOTES OF Till: WEEK.
Jcly SIst. The twenty-first anniversary of the
restoration of the Hawaiian flag, filling on Sunday
last, Monday was observed as a holiday. The usual
display of bunting was seen fioru the flagstaffs and
shipping; at noon a salute was fired from Punch
bowl ; the Hawaiiau cavalry turned out in full uni
form, and after parading the streets they repaired to 1
a fine lunch laid out for them at the Armory of the f
Honolulu Rifles. Luaus and feasts were numerous j
in the valleys, and were well attended by both na
tives and foreigners. In the evening a subscription
ball took place at the new Hall, which was well at
tended. Nothing could exceed the chaste and taste
ful manner in which the room was decorated. At
the head of the hall hung a beautiful wreath of roses
cf all colors and descriptions, embowered with two
handsome Hawaiian flags. The whole room was dec
orated entirely with Hawaiian ensigns nnd ever
greens, which were very chastely arranged. At half
past eight dancing commenced under the supervision
of Dr. Iloflmann, as floor manager. At eleven the
company retired to a fine spread laid out in the re
freshment saloon. After supper dancing was resum
ed, nnd continued until have past twelve, when the
party broke up. It was one of the pleasantest path
erinji we have had in Honolulu, and great credit is
due to Mr. R. B. Armstrong for the efficient manner
in which he conducted the whole affair.
A Summer " Kona." On Monday morning last
the wind blew fresh from the North, and during the
afternoon shifted to the S. E., accompanied with
copious rain during that night and all of Tuesday.
Vessels that came in on Tuesday and "Wednesday re
port that it blew a strong Kona gale at sea on Tues
day, with a heavy cross sea. This is unusual
weather for the summer at these islands, bnt is none
the less welcome on that account, and the rain must
be a boon to the drier plantations. )f
' .i The J"fttie Jlferril reports that, while laying
Jat Makee's landing, she experienced a severe gale
f veering from N. to S. E. Both anchors were down,
L; and all chain out, the vessel pitching under to her
foremast. During a lull, Capt. Fountain hove up
his small anchor, and got a spring on the large cable
ready to slip nn.l put to sea.
On Wednesday, the wind hauled back to North,
i anil hns been Mowing sinoe as cool and refreshing
breezes as ever we had in winter months. ,
f'X Fa.-t Day. Tn accordance with a proclamation of
I the President of the United States, directing the ob-
ecrvancc of the first Thursday in August as a day of
fasting and prnyer, divine Ft-rvice was held in the
e"eu s uetnei n mar oay ami an appropriate
liethel n that day, and an
I sernicu preached by Ivev. O. Uamon. v
!t A clipper nhip t tlc effing, supposed to be
r.um ffnn Francisco.
Z-ir The JCilavea will be due on FunJny mornine.
nmiK I'XDERSIGXKI). I'.t SSEXGF.US
Si from San Francisco i.r lark UXJVARlX, i.esire to ex
press tlicir liijrh apprt'Ci-itinn r,f the very peiit'.emanlv treatment
irereived at the hands of Capt. I. HEMPSTEAD and OIBci-rs,
whoe constant exertions to render the vi.yace all that could he
desired, are worthy of the highest cnininciidatioii.
,' I'KTKi: O. dOXEff, . M. LEMAX,
i J. 11. COI'.MNC, JAMES IJinWELL,
JAS. T. DOYEN, ;EO. . SMITH Jr.
John l. gihsox, hexkv giusox.
rjniIIS IXSTITL'TIOX will he opexeii
:JL to the iul)lic ou MOXDAY, Al'tlOT 8th at the
I i Open at all hours every day in the week, Sundays excepted,
j TEKMS SI a Single Month and U a Qr.KTEK.
CHAS. DiKTlY. Proprietor.
IO IMPORTED X" EC RETT I
H. A. WIDKMAXX. at Nawiliwili,
Or ALDKICH, WALKER k CO.,
THE BANK OF CALIFORNIA,
Corner of Washington and Buttery Sts.,
rMIIS BAXK IS OPEX FOR THE TRAXS- ;
j -- action -r a General Bankini; business. Will receive de- j
posits, attend to the collection of Taper, an 1 draw Exchange by !
TELEGRAPH or otherwise, on New York, London, Dublin,
.vc, on the most favorable terms.
D. O. MILLS, IV.M. C. RALSTON,
San Francisco, July 5, 1S64.
SUGAR &: JIOLASSES,
CROP COMING IN. For ale by
12S. 8ai ALDRICH, WALKER & Co.
zf 3T The Friend for August is on our table, filled
with its usual variety of interesting news. Although
its editor is not a politician, nor the paper in any
wise a political sheet, yet we occasionally find in its
columns some pretty keen hits at professed politi
cians. The following, for instance, is right to the
point, and disarms th Minister's argument of all its
In the Convention, when the Minister cf Finance raa speak
ing upon restricting the press, this argument was put forth, that
it might be uecessry, if a large uuoibcr cf persons ihould im
migrate to this country from free and hberty-loving America.
V e would quietly ask the gentleman to glance his eye over a
map of Polynesia, and we would further ask, upon what group
of UUod has the kingly authority of the sovereign beeu better
ou.-tained than upon these islands ? Look at Tahiti look at
New Caledonia look at New Zealand ! This fct if opea and
patent to the world. Republican Americans on the Hawaiian
lUnds hnve staunchly supported the throne, while Kuglishmen
and Frenchmen, representatives of monarchies, have effectually
undermined the throne of almost every chief ami king of Poly
nesia, and locuue they have not done it here (1S43-1S19) has
been partially, at least, owinj: to the conservative influence of
The truth is, the American element in these islands
is all that has preserved its nationality, however loth
some may be to acknowledge the fact. And should
the time ever come to test the loyalty of foreigners,
we hazard very little in saying that the Hawaiian
Aliis and People will find in those from free and
liberty-loving America" their staunchest and most
devoted friends and supporters.
oared Coastkrs. The coasters generally are do
ing a brisk business, in bringing produce from the
other islands. The Kekuuluohi came in on Thurs
day, July 28, actually loaded down to her gunwales
with a heavy cargo from Hilo. Her deck was piled
up with bales of pulu, that gave her the appearance
of a cotton barge on one of the western rivers. T"
SF" Our thanks are due to Capt. Babcock and
Mr. Hiller, for favors in the news line. Also to
Messrs. M'Ruer & Merrill and C. W. Brooks & Co.,
of San Francisco, for flies of city papers. Mr. Le-
man, passenger by the Onward, will also accept our
thanks for similar attentions.
TO THE PUBLIC
Mr. WALTER 1YT. LEMAN,
DESI'ECTFt'LLY INFORM THE UESI-
clenta of this City that be will have the honor of delivering
AT THE NEW PUBLIC HALL!
Corner of King and Xuuanu streets, on the
Evening of THURSDAY, August 1 1 !
SUBJECT The DEAMA,
Emhracing a synopsis of its history frwn the classic period of
antiquity, with strictures on the influence mr gootl or evil,
cf the stae and its professors, on the morals and manners
cf society, in our own tune.
Iwlnre to Commence n I Eight O'Clorlt
ADMISSION 1 OO.
Tickets may he obtained at Dr. Hoffmann's and Mr. Whit
ney's, anil at the Dooron the evening of thu Lecture. It
WOSTOX SUtJAIl ClMtKI) II A MS,
Philadelphia hams, lloston mess beef,
For side by
IIOLLKS 6r CO.
HOUSE FEED I
JUST RECElf'ED AXD FOR SALE BY
42S-lm BOLLES if Co.
PAIWTS AND OIL!
-E7.GI,!SII WHITE L,E.VI,
MJ I'atent zinc, Sc., kc, kc.
IJest Knglish boiled paint oil.
For sale by
BOLLES Si Co.
$pcs'ixa miel IPoIsii Oil !
FOR SALE BV
4 23 3m BOLLES & Co.
East Maui Plantation.
Sugars wncl Molnsses.
riiioi' xow roMifi
IX, AXO otlere.l
for sale in fju-mtities ti suit !
HACKFELD 4 CO.,
Thompson & Neville,
a II V V i: COX ST A XTLY OX IIAXD A XI
.for side, a jrod assortment of
V lies! Refined Bar-Iron!
Alan. hpst. Hlflp.V.Qmit.h'fc flnnl f
AAfWJ IfWawv A V W AAA V A feaT W W i4A
At the Tjoicest Market Prices.
The Steel Schooner
FTTTT A !
llli x 1 Ui v ,
I Was io Sail on the ISlIi ult.
WITH A VERY FIXE ASSORTMEXT
Oi" nil Kind or
SELECTED IU ENGLAND !
Anl F 10111 Invoices
JUST RECEIVED IN VICTORIA !
Specially for this Market.
'I'lip .KCADTMr VP IC i rnr rITlI
1 " -aUIc J JJ Lx 1 i ILlll rULL,
-Vncl Due NTotice
WILL BE GIVEN OF THE SALE OF THIS
0 L. Z. C3r O !
JAXIOX, GREEXJc Co.
At the Commercial Adv. Office,
Per Bark Onward. Augutt I.
HARPER'S WEEKLY.JCXK 18.
LsI'k h " June IU 13.
New York Herald, June 11.
Tribune, June 11.
" Times, Jime 11.
World, Jur.e 9.
" ld(;r. June IS.
44 Zietuti)f, Junn 11.
Illustrated News, June IS.
Frer.rh Courier, (none.)
London Illustrnteil, May 28.
I'unch. Mav -JS.
44 lVpatch. Slay 29.
S.m Francisco ltulletiu. July 9 1G.
AIM. July 9 !
Sacramttito Union, July 9 10.
Harper's for May (not latere received.
Leslies for June, Chambers for May.
JOT No periodicals were received hv the ba?k IAzzie.
FROM VICTORIA. V.I.
Lecture. Although our Honolalu publio x pro
verbially a literary one, it seldom baa tbe opportu
nity of enjoying a treat io the way of a pnb
lii: lecture a want often spoken of, but hard to
remedy. By advertisement in to-diy'e paper, it will
be seen that Mr. W. M. Lema will deliver a lec
ture on Thursday, at the new Publio Hall, in this
city. Mr. L. comes among us highly recommended
as an entertaining publio speaker, who baa made tb
subject of the Drama his study. He proposes to
illustrate the good and the evils arising from tbe
Drama, and we doubt not will speak instructively.
We bespeak for him a full and cordial reception by
2" The bark Cambridge,. Brooks, is fully doe
from Portland, Oregon. She was to have left that
port on the 16th July, but may not have got off so
soon. The Dcmitila is also due from Victoria.
HAWAIIAN PACK ET LINE
THE A. 1, CLIlH'tU BARK
DEXISKX HEMPSTEAD, ( omumu.lrr.
Will sail for the above port on
Saturday the i:ith inni.
For freight or passage apply to
ALDRICI1, WALKER, & CO.
-A-Konts at San Francisco
for HAWAIIAN PACKET LINE,
Messrs. Chas. W. Brooks & Co.
FOR VICTORIA DIRECT !
THE CLIPPER BARK
t S. PBRKI1TS !
I). IIOIJINSON, .llnstcr.
Will have immediate dispatch fur the above oi t.
For freight or passage apply to
II. HACKFELD Jk Co.
F0R toria, v. i.
THE A 1 CLIPPER STKKL SCIIOOXKR
RHODES SPENCER. Mn.trr.
Hourly expected, and wiil have Immediate dispatch for tha
atiove p.irt. For freight or passage (having superior cabin
accommodations) apply to
JANIOX, OREKN 4- CO.
Xj" Advances made on Consignment by this vessel.
Will leave Honolulu
For Tj A II A I N" A , HI A I I? A BAY,
1 1 0 N O I P I J, K A W A I II A I! ,
KEALAKRAK If A'.
Oil Monday next, August 8lh,
At Hnlr-Pnat Four O'ClooU,
AND EVERY" SUCCEEDING M "!) A V AT SAME TIME
IScturiiiiir Saturday i?Borniii.
JANIOX, GREEN & Co.,
Agents II. S. N. Co.
THE UXDERSICXEI) WOULD RE-
ppectfully inform the p'M'lic that he in prepared to cast
ftnd finish all kinds of brass and composition work with
dispatch and at reasonal.le rates.
TT All kinds of ship and plantation work furnished on short
JZT Constantly on hand, hose coiinlin-'s of thn following
sizes : , j, 1, 1, 2 und Also, oil cups and raiiifc cock.
JAMES A. HOPPER,
-.y King street.
AVTIVE TIllSTV MAX TO DELIVER
MILW in this city. Enquire of
lianoiorlc For SIc !
COLLA RI A; COLL I KP'S IJEST
make upright in a very hnnd.-inine rosewood
case. This PIANOFORTE wjih received din-Ct
from L011 Ion per DO MIT 1 1 A and Is quita
TIIEO. II. DA VIES.
COTTACETO LET !
: I I I
WALTER II. SEAL.
WHEAT, WHEAT, WHEAT.
riMIK IXDKKSICXFdl Will !., .23 Cla.
. lr f- r OOOI WHEAT, d- liver.d at Honolulu.
Lars to be returned. Cash j.ii 1 on di-li vn v.
4-7'lfn Stf-am Fl.mr Mill.
F I E L D & R ic E ,
31 and 33 ISltOAIMlAV,
BARN CM W. FIKL1). WILLIAM IJ. KICE.
FORTH E R P GSTPO N E ol
f? THE MANUAL'S SALE OF
rfeaffCaltlc anil Horses! rf
t U AIANAK, i postponed until furtlier notice. --- '
Iue notice of the time of pale will be pi von hereafter.
W. C. PAKKE,
.... Marshal Hawaiiau Ilanda.
Honolulu, July 23, 1S64. 427-3t
HORSES AT AUCTIOfJ!
O BE SOJ..I) RY I'l'KblC fL.
UCTION, at PUUJ.OA, Hawaii,
ithe20tli of Auxitxt, r. I f .-1.
Consisting of MAKE?, COLTS and SADDLE HOKSK?, the
proerty .f th? Waima Graziuir ami AcricultunU Company,
all of which are well brel from Lnurrl Si. Oregon Stud
427-2 1 Manager of Waimea O. and A. Co.
Revised and Enlarged 400 Pages!
THIS HOOK. WHICH IF AS Rrrn f
several month in press. Is now published and
for g!e. It h.n been rarefullr reviced. and
about OSE HTNDItED NEW HYMNS ndded, which makes it
tne most complete collection or Hawaiian Hymnstver published.
There are two styles of Binding to be had :
Cloth Cover. 50 Cent rneh.
Red Morocco Cover, $1,00 each.
For sale by
II. M. WIIITXEY.
loi JSsxle !
OXK UPUIflHT PIAXO,
Oue Wheeler t,- Wilson' sewing machine.
42a-lm W. F. ALLEN.