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Saturday; February id, 1853.
y" - . The Small Pox. V:'; " . ' "
At a meeting of the Frivy Council on Tuesday,
a report was read from a committee previously
appointed, to confer with the medical faculty of
Honolulu:, The result of th3 conference was
that the: phyeichns recommended a strict quaran-'
" tine of. all ships and passengers arriving with the
disease on board, and .that the people be yaccina-
tcd as fast as possible, to shield them from it
Upon these recommendations, the Council ap
pointed Sir, Judd to select a place and report upon
, the Bubject of providing accommodations on shore
for persons in quarantine cr having the disease,
and Mr. Armstrong to procure vaccine matter,
and distribute it as universally as possible among
medical men, missionaries and others, residing in
different parts of the islands, who are willing to
, act gratuitously, in vaccinating the people.
,., We most earnestly hope these measures and
others already employed, will prevent the small
pox' from getting on shore, from the ship now out
side, with it on board ; and should another vessel
arrive, we are clearly of the opinion that the pub
lic safety, as well as the public opinion of the
islands, requires a more strict measure of preven
tion tlian was exercised in the case of the Charles
Mallory. Both 6hip and passengers should be
kept at a safe distance, until the disease had dis
appeared, and a clean bill of health conld be pro
The duties of the committees noticed above are
boning performed, and we are. requested by Mr.
Armstrong to state, that the physicians of Honolulu
have generously- offered to co-operate with him
and have promised him vaccine matter as soon as
it is ready to be taken from their patients, already
With the present liability to the small pox, it is
scarcely necessary for us to urge upon our readers
the preventive duty of hiving all under their con
trol immediately vaccinated. .Common prudence
would lend them to employ this means of render
ing harmless a disease which has always proved
v exceedingly fatal among people like the llawai-
ians. . ' '. - ' ' '
As justly remarked by the Editor of the Argus,
" rum and venereal have done their worst to anni
hilate this people and have failed we trust they
may be exempted from a scourge like the small
pox,'which we much fear would nearly depopulate
the islands of their aboriginal inhabitants, drive
away whale ehip3 from our ports, and cause such a
stagnation of business as would retard the pros
perity of the islands for many years to come.
Don't Forget the Ladies Fair. 1 ;
On Tuesday evening next, at 7 o'clock, at the
Court House, a fair will be held to raise funds for
the benefit of M strasgers," who are in destitute
circumstances among us. , The ladies of Honolu
lu have . taken hold of the business of providing
aid for this class with a spirit and energy worthy
of special commendation, and we hope the g-entk-men
wDl step forward, generously to aid them in
the laudable effort, on Tuesday evening next
JFnr nm-oral . irrlr -must iha . nnrxKa. -t U
k5TEiscXR5 raiESD isociETr and others not
members, have been most industriously employed
in the manufacture of articles of utility and taste,
which will be sold on the evening in question, for
the benefit of the fund3 of the Society.
; Header, will you be there ?;.---
Mobs' Snips to Freight Oil and Boise. The
Stephen Lurman," Capt. Clarke, and the "Hun
tress Capt. Lambert, have both arrived from San
Francisco, during the week, to freight for the
United States. They come to R. Coady &. Co.,
and we learn that their freights are already nearly
or-quitO all engaged. ; , .
The Eliza Warwick," also, now discharging
cargo from Boston, has ajso a return cargo en
Latest Dates. :-.
The shi " Huntress," Capt Lambert, arrived
on the" 17th, bringing San Francisco papers to the
23th Jan.- , . .-. , , :
'' We are under obligations to Capt. L., Messr6
B. F. Snow, It. Coady & Co. . and Capt. Grant
for our latest dates. ' . i
-,' The Huntress did not leave the coast until the!
8d of Feb. and reports the mail . steamer from
Panama going in as she was leaving. Wc may
therefore expect 15 days later advices from the
Atlantic States and Europe during the coming
weekand possibly by the steamer "Monumental
City," which was to leave on the 8th, probably to
touch here on her way to Sydney. ;
The "City Trade Report" of the 27th, in the
" Herald,", quotes flour at $2G 50 and $28 00 for
sacks, and $23 00 and $30 00 for barrels. :Rice
from 7c to 10c wiih firm market and good demand.
The Whig" of the 28th says, the transact!
in flour have been extremely trifling at $26 and
Ir nag, and $27 and $23 per bbl. ;
Froai the Whig of the 29th, we mjke the fol-
xu- tramcnio papers ot last evening, chroni-
w - vllulc muKu was perpetrated m that city, so
X: ZV .u. "",a";lJrf 80 rcvoS even to animal
.4 u,ai we iornear to re-publish it in thw
community . Suffice it to say, the offense is one
te b1-att,;'cu,Jnotcoinmit- Man, though
created a htUe her than the angels, has, ibr
field ieu lower man tne beasts of the
ablvJUw lhat Pw- Ptratorof the deed
fel"?t0' -l-nged yesterday afternoon
om Suaxohai. The British shoooner Ti
arrived at this port on the 17th, brinrinn.
v, ec, irom that city. We are indebted
to Capt. Chape for a file, but they conlain no news
v. a general nature, of interest to our readers.
The m foMlie United State by the fsail
ingbng " Wallace" will be despatched f,
post oflice on Mosdat next, closing at 3 P M
This wail will be in Ume for" the steamer leaving
JMarch 15th. r t
For Labaina, a mail will leave on Monday P M
For Kohala and Hilo, also on llonday, p.' m
For Sydnoy, about Wednesday n"cxL
Gold Dart Skipped -from Sydney. ' W
. The total amount of gold; dnst shipped froni
Sydaey direct to England from the opening of the
r-Cr. Iomega ot August, 1852, was $9,833,207
This amount ascertained from a semi-monthly
omcial list, and is presumed to be correct ,
( Wreck of Ship Frances of New Bedford, j
. ? By the'arrival of the'Bremen'whale ship Hansa, i
Capt H using, from Tahiti, we learn of the wreck j
of the Am. rwhaleship Frances, Capt. Swain, on
the island of Mangaia on the 25th Dec." The
particulars of the' disaster we have not learned,
more than that she drifted on in a calm.
The Frances sailed hence in November last,
bound to New' Bedford. Capt. Swain came pas
senger in the Hansa, to" procure a vessel to touch
at Mangaia for the oil saveJ, which amounted to
GOO barrels, together with many other tilings, from,
the wreck. " ' V . . . T :
Since writing the above, we have received the fol
lowing account from Capt. Swain, which is a correct
account of the cause of his wreck. ' ;
. Honolulu, February 17, 1SJ3. 1
Mr. Editor. I send you for publication the follow -ing
particulars of the loss of the ship Frances of
New Bedford under my command, which toook place
on the night of the twenty-fifth of December lat
on the Island of Mangaia ; lying in lat 29 o7 south
long. 159 00 west. '
1 had landed on the afternoon of the 2Jth to pro
cure recruits, and returned on board at 7 V. M., the
ship then being about two miles distant from the reef,
with a light breeze from X. N. W., stood oft" to the
Y. with all sail set. At 8 P. M. (being then about
three miles off.) I perceived the ship did not hold her
own, but drew in towards the rcc when I ordered
the officer of the deck to send a boat ahead to tow
off, but fiu ding her still approaching the recfc I or
dered all hands to be called and the other boats to
be sent ahead which was immediately done ; but bhc
still continued to draw in, and became unmanagable.
She fell off, head to the land, and all our endeavors
to tow her around were of no avail. At nine P. M.
she struck, and immediately rilled with water. My
anchors were of no use, as no bottom was to be got
with ninety fathoms of line, when only three times
her length from the breakers.
I immediately sent a boat to Mr. George' Gill, the
English missionary residing on the island, for ansisit
antc, and as she thumped very heavily, I had the
masts cut awav which trrcatlv eased her , and find-
in!? that it would be impossible to save the shin, I
commenced ccttins ui the provisions and other ne
cessaries for our consumption. Mr. Gill came on
board and remained a few minutes, w hen he return
ed to the shore and sent me twenty-two canoes to
assist in taking the things from tho wreck, ana wlnen
I found invaluable, as the boats could not approach
the ship with safety, and every article had to be put
into the canoes, and from thence into the boats which
lay off outside the breakers, and in them carried to
Mr. Gill's, distant one mile. "We continued to work
all that night and the next day till five, P. M., when
having got out all the provisions, clotlung, caboose
and some few other articles, we left her, as from what
I experienced in getting the provisions ashore I did
not think it would pay to try to save the cargo, as it
would cost more than the oil and bone would sell ir.
I therefore noted my intentions to sell the wreck as
she then lay, and on the fo lowing morning she was
sold at public auction. ;
On landing wc were received by Mr. George Gill,
and treated with the utmost kindness ; my men were
comfortably provided for, and my officers and my
self were receive 1 into his family and nothing was
left undone, on his or Mrs. Gill's part, for our com
fort, for which I can never sufficiently thank, them.
I feel it my duty to here state a few particulars with
regard to the natives, as few such arc found on any
of tho Islands in the Pacific. The success of the
mission on this Island may be judged from the fol
lowing facts. Not an article was stolen from the
wreck and when they, picked up what drifted on
shore and were ordered to bring them back by the
native 'authorities, they immediately did so.
"When the natives first came on board one of them
came to me and asked me if he might have koiiio tur
keys and ducks that were wasliing about the deck,
anil I told him to take them, and thought no more
about them ; but on my leaving the Island, he fol
lowed me to the boat with them, and insisted that
care of them for me.
- I will also mention one more anecdote and leave
it with the public, a-jiring them that from these
facts they may fonn a i-rrrect idea of-tho natives in
general.' f tourht-1 oi1 this island in March, 1851,
and recruited mv V .i and on going on board at night
I found I had m u than mv boat would carry off
with safety, and not wishing to stay over night, I
left three hogs, on the beach. Immediately on my
arrival last December, the same three hogs wure
brought, and I was informed that they belonged "to
me, and that no charge would be made for their
I could give you inany more' instances of their
honesty, but time and space will not admit of my
writing any more. . ' :
. The Trident, of New Bedford, Capt Tuber, touch-,
cd on the 29th of December, bound for Monganui,
and took off eight of my crew: the rest still reimiin
on the Wand. On the 8th of January the Bremen
whale ship 11 ansa, Capt, Husing, touched, bound
for these islands, and kindly gave me a passage; and
I return him my sincere thanks for his kind and
gentlemanly treatment. WILLIAM SWAIN, Jr.
The Wheat Crop on Mnni,
A correspondent on East Maui says, " Softly, as
to what you say of fine fields of wheat growing
on East Maui, at the date of your issue, Jan.21.Uh.
Wheat was indeed growing there at that time, but
only in small quantities. It certainly looked fine
ly, but "fields n of this grain give loo strong an
impression. Not till February 1st. did any one at
Makawao commence, in right good earnest, the
putting in of wheat. It is now being duly sown
and planted in drills. ' ;
u I am sorry to say that there is less seed than
we had expected, so that we have more land near
ly ready to be sown, than we have the means of
sowing." - , .
As a consequence, more labor and belter culti
vation will be bestowed upon what is sown, so that
a much heavier yield may be expected. 200 acres
it is thought will be sown, and a yield of from 25
to 30 bushels to the acre is looked for.
; Our correspondent fears that a monopoly for
manufacturing flour may be granted, to the injury
of many, and as a bad precedent, in regard to
other business. We are not at all apprehensive
on this point, and should expect a monopoly to be
granted for the manufacture of sugar, or the mak
ing of poi, as soon as for the manufacture of flour.
Indeed, we do not believe any will be asked for,
so absurd is the idea, and so certain would be its
denial. - '
Steameiu The San Francisco Herald of Jan.
27th says, Mr. Peter Strobel, an enterprising mer
chant of that city, is the pioneer in the enterprize
of connecting that city with Australia by steam,
and that he . will sail on the 8th of February, in
the, steamship Monumental City " touchin" at
the Islands for supplies," for Sydney and Mel
bourne, taking passengers and freight.
Whether she will touch at Honolulu, on her
passage, is not stated ; but as we lie in the direct
route, it is to be presumed we may have a visit
from hen Some freight and passengers might be
procured here, to make it an object to call." AtH
events she would not be required to go out of her
way to loucn, and fresh provisions, water, &c do
not come annas on a long voyajre. and thesp !,
can una iicre in abundance. :
The " Monumental City is of 1.000 ton bur
den and 40 horse power. ' W.H. Adams, Esq
,.ucr. ii sne sailed on the 8th, and is to
touch hcre,shemy be looked for atany hour ;and
by her, .the Atlantic mail of 5th January.
HT We understand that several Mormons
arrived in the Huntress" from San Francisco. ,
i "For tho Polynesian. ' 5 '
The Sovereign of Seas. Encouraging men to
. I .. .'-. A '' desert. .-V
Mr. Editor : Some facts have come to
light within a few days to which we wish to call
the attention of your readers, especially of i
me sea-iarmg class, wno rcson to uus pun
for the prosecution of theif business. .
It is well known to every ship master, that
considerable trouble and expense are incur
red, in keeping their crews, in this, as well
as in all foreign ports. : And where the suc
cess of a voyage depends upon having a
crew, it is not strange that masters of whale.
snips snouia ieci ueepiy uggrioeu uvu a
merchant ship comes in and entices men to
desert, in order to make up her own crew.
The facts to which we wish to direct atten
tion are the following: : The "Sovereign of
the Seas" came down to this port from San
Francisco for a freight of oil to the United
States. This she procured, to the full extent
she' desired, and when about ready to sail,
on Wednesday the 9th inst., most of the
ships that had shipped oil on board her, sent
boats and men to assist her in getting under
way, and in towing her to the mouth of the
harbor. All this was gratuitous, and a mat
ter of courtesy, as the "Sovereign" was
light-handed and made the request. But as
the wind failed, she did not get to sea that
day, but came to anchor in the channel,
where she lay till Saturday morning.
On -Thursday morning it was found that
many men had deserted from different ships
in the harbor, and were duly reported to the
Marshal, who immediately took measures to
arrest the deserters and restore them to their
ships. ; .
Not succeeding in finding them on shore,
his suspicions were excited that they were
on board the Sovereign of the Seas. He
consequently went on board, where ho found
seven; but riot finding them all, thought it
necessary to smoke the ship to discover
them, which he proposed to do before the
ship sailed. It was noised abroad, however,
on Friday morning, that the men who had
been concealed on board the Sovereign, had
been sent outside in one of her boats, with
water and provisions, to be picked up as she
w ent to sea. Boats were sent out on Friday
m search, but failed to discover the run
aways. On Friday night the Marshal stationed a
hoat . with a strong crew, armed, in the
entrancc of the channel,, with orders to
arrest any boat that might he coming in,
and if deserters were found, to apprehend
During the early part of the night, a large
boat, with a good many men in her, was dis
covered coming in, when she was hailed and
taken possession of without rcsistence ; one
man in her, " however drawing . a knife, but
which he did not use, when threatened with
being fired upon by one of the officers of
The boat was brought ashore, and found
to contain , 1G men, all deserters from the
following ships: Ben). Morgan, 4; Helen
Augusta, 4; Brooklyn, 2; Lancaster, 2;
Dover, Delaware, New Jersey and Corin
thianer, each 1, making 10 in all. -
It appears that some of the men in the
boat at sea had got over their desire to de
sert, and wished to get back to their own
.... . , - . m . . , - a t
tioncd, declare, that they were mticed by
the mate of the Sovereign to desert, and
further say, that a boat was sent round by
him with a bottle of rum to be passed into
the forcastle, as an inducement for them to
Now, Mr. Editor, in view of the above
statement of facts, which can be substanti
ated by a large number of witnesses, what
sort of principle could have dictated such a
course to procure a crew? Is it replied
that the boat was stolen by these men, with
out the knowledge of the ofiicers of the
Sovereign? That was impossible. There
is too much discipline on board that ship for
such a thing to have taken place, and it is
silly to assert that a large boat, with water
and provisions could have been stolen with
out the knowledge of the officers. Besides,
if the hoat had been really stolen, why was
not notice given , of the fact to the police,
and a search instituted? . No such thing was
done; on the contrary, notice was given to
Capt. McKay at noon on fnday, that his
boat was missing, and it was believed had
been sent from his ship with deserters on
board, to be picked up when his ship got to
We feel ourselves, Mr. Edifor, injured by
the transactions above related, and wish the
public to know the fuels, let the odium come
upon whom it may. Our men have been
enticed to desert by the officers of a mer
chant ship to. whom w'e had given freight,
and tampered with, while on hoard doing
gratuitous service to that ship in stowing her
cargo and assisting her to get under way.
Is this honorable conduct? . We say not;
and leave the public to judge of it as it de
serves. Your obedient servants, . :
E. A. CHAPEL.
To the Editor of tlie Polynesian.
Honolulu , Fcb.lSth, 1853
Dear Sir : Thinking . it may interest some of
the readers of your pajxr to know that the Ainorican
Seamen's Friend Society warmly sympathize with
the efforts made in Honolulu during the past year
fo sustain a place of worship for the foreign residents
although it took a Chaplain from their service, I
forward to you an extract of a letter from the Cor
responding Secretary on that subject.'
" New York, May- 19th, 1852.
Rev. T. E. Tatlor: Dear brother at a meetins
of the Board of the American Seamens Friend So
ciety the following preamble and resolutions were
unanimously adopted. A hereas, the llev. Towns
end E. Taylor has signified a desire to bo released
from the service of Chaplain of tho American Sea
mens incnu boacty with a view of serving in the
Ministry of the Gospel the foreign residents at Hon
olulu, aud whereas said residents have manifested a
willinrncs3 to pay five hundred dollars towards send
ing out another man, Resolved, that much as we
regret losing to the Seamens cruse so laithful and
efficient a Chaplain, Mr. Tavlor's request te granted.
Resolved, that wo tender those foreign residents our
cordial rcjrards and best wishes that Mr. 1 avion
labors among them may be promotive of much good
to them aud then: families, and the community at
. . .
large. , . , .
The f 500 dollars alluded to in the first resolution
have just been paid over to Rev. Sereno E. Bishop,
Chaplain at Lahaina. In this connection, it may not
bo improper to state that $275 dollars of this sum
were raised by subscription for that specific purpose,
after Mr. Bishop arrived at Honolulu, and the other
$225 dollars advanced,' with ' the expectation that
they would be refunded from the avails of articles to
be made by the ladies, and sold at the next Agri
cultural fair. ' -' T. E. TAYLOTt.
Acting Tastor 2d Foreign Church.
U II DAY, . FEBRUARY 19, J: 1853.
J- The Caloric Ship Ericsson. " ' "
The success of the caloric engine, so long talk
ed of, and about which so many high expectations
have been raised, is of so much interest to our
readers that we design to keep them informed of
all the experiments made, to render it a practicable
undertaking. Situated a these islands are, in
mid ocean, and at so great a distance from depos
its of coal, any discovery that reduces its con
sumption, while it accomplishes the propulsion of
vessels at sea, cannot but be regarded with much
interest, s a practical thing to be introduced into
our coasting trade.
To say nothing of trans-Pacific lines, which wil
be much more likely to be established, if caloric
ships' prove siiccssslul, the introduction of a coast
ing steamer among the islands, is felt to be a de
sideratum at the present time, both for the' comfort
of passengers and the safe and speedy transporta
tion of merchandise and products to market.' But
while the soccess of an ordinary steamer may be
problematical, on account of the expense of coal
and men to manage hqr, there can belittle doubt
that one on the caloric principle could be sustained
at once, and would prove profitable stock to invest
in. ' The small amount of coal used, and the limit
ed number of men required to man her, would re
duce the, expense to . but little more than that in
curred by a sailing vessel of the same tonnage. ,
. That the result of the Ericsson experiment will
prove successful, there remains but little doubt.
The starting of her engines, as noticed in our last
number, jrives a flattering indication that the final
issue will prove triumphant. Nor is the hope of
this result diminished by the intelligence contained
in our latest advices ; it is rather confirmed.
We. find the subject noticed in tho New York
Tribune of the 20th of December, as follows: ,
Trial of. the Caloric E.igie. The fires
were lighted Wednesday, on board the Ericsson,
and the engine set in. motion. . The wheels made
five revolutions per minute, which, allowing for tho
resistance of the water, (the ship beiiig all the
while stationary) is considered equal to a speed of
ten to twelve miles per hour, lhe engines are
not quite finished, and no effort was made to test
their power, i he wheels were kept in motion
several hours, and everything operated to the sat
isfaction of those interested.
For the satisfaction of the public Capt. Ericsson
has decided to keep his engines at work a portion
of each day during the week." There were hun
dreds of persons on Thursday morning going to
see the remarkable phenomenon. '
In about three weeks the owners hope to have
the ship completed and ready for sea. They will
probably run her to Baltimore and other Southern
ports, in order to make the test too thorough to ad
mit tlie idea of failure, before attempting the voy
age to Europe. . ".
Should the new motive power prove to be what
it now promises, John Bull will open his eyes-surprisingly
to see the finest ship afloat gliding up the
Mersey under the control ol Ericsson, the Swede,
who twenty years ago waited patiently bnt vainly
in London for British science and British capital
to appreciate and prove this wonderful motive
A subsequent trial is also noticed in the Courier
and Enquirer, which is the last we have heard from
. The Caloric Ship Ericsson. The caloric en
gine on board this ship was put in motion again at
" o'clock, last evening, and worked even better
than before. The movement on Wednesday was
forward and the motion yesterday was the reverse.
But a small portion of the power of the engine was
tions., . . ,
We have been requested to state, that until the
Ericsson makes her trial trip, no persons, except
ing those at work upon her, will be permitted to
go on board. '
No Coffee in Manila.
The brig Ida, recently arrived at San Francis
co from Manila, faded to procure coffee, and filled
principally with rice. The following from the
Alta of Jan. iJCth, is the latest we have seen from
that quarter. , - .
Advices from Manila..
We are tinJor obligations to Messrs. Macondray
& Co. for the following extracts from their corres
pondence': '" " ' ''
Manila, Nov. 0, 1832. ,
The Ida takes principally rice. No other ves
sel is likely to follow soon, unless some one comes
from your port expressly to load back.
Makih, Nov. 10, 1832.
Just now there is no unemployed tonnage in port
but we have made the usual application to be al
lowed to export the cargo, (rice) and permission
has been denied, as the price, they say,'has risen
above the limit at which the government allows
the export. We cannot tell how long this prohi
bition may remain in force,-, but even if jrranted,
the cargo could not be despatched first, because
there is no ship to take it ; and next because it
would be some time in preparing, as it is all hand
cleaned ; and we cannot contract for it until we
see the way clear to get the vessc', and, after that
permission to ship.
X. n-rThe principal establishment for rlciiiinc rice br ma-.
fhinery has been nmrh injurrd by the Iflte earthquake s to
stop ail proreeilinpi until the necessary repairs can be made.
What we shall sec in 1853.
In enumerating what we shall see in 1833,
the San Francisco Herald thus alludes to these
islands. " "' ' "
" Coming further north, there is a prospect that
at least some steps will be taken br-fore the expi
ration of the year to connect California by steam
with the Sandwich Islands, Japan, China and the
East lndies. ; .... . . ,
The growing importance of Australia and, its
rapid settlement, under the impulse of the gold
fcver, by a better and more industrious class from
England, will in the course of a few years justify
a steam line between the Sandwich Islands touch
ing at intermediate porta in Polynesia and Sydney.
The Sandwich Islands are thus becoming of great
consequence to ns.. It is evident they will be
made in time, and that at no distant day, a con
verging point for linos of steamers from tho East
Indies, China, Australia,' Calif ornia' and perhaps
from Panama and Orego n. ' 1 '
Valuable Pi-antatio.x at ' Auction ! We
would call attention to tho advertisement for. sale
at auction, of the valuable sugar plantaticn form:
erly owned by J. T. Gower.. .There, is no do nbt
it can be readily made one of the mo;t profitable
plantations in the Sandwich Islands. .'
The art of Discovery Acquired.
: It appears by the extract from a New Zealand
paper, published elsewhere, that the discovery of
goiu in mat isianti was made by a Ualitomian. It
will also be recollected that a returned Californian
a few months ajro made the .first discovery of the
wonderful gold fields of Australia; and we how see
it reported in some of our Atlantic exchanges,
that ffold has been developed in Canadal to 'the
northward f Quebec, through the explorations of
a person wno had been a miner in this State.' We
have this latter statement on the authnritv nf
Canadian correspondent of the New York Tribune.
If all these statements should prove correct, wc
may well conclude that prospectin? will nav in al
most any portion of the habitable globe. Indeed,
we should not be surnriscd to find th rj(ril9t.i.
of some of our neighboring governments gravely
discussing tho propriety of nassinir lawn tr rn-
courage prospectiPg.w S. F. Herald. '
FURTHER EXTRACTS FROM OUR FOREIGN
Vj - ;;. ' FILES. . ; ; . .v." V
France. The Times publishes the following, re
ceived by submarine telegraph, dated Paris, 6
o'clock P. M., December 2 :
The Prefect of the Seine, surrounded by the
municipal body of Paris, at 11 o'clock A. ftl.,
proclaimed the Empire at the Iotel de Ville,
amidst the cries of" ViteV ' EmperevrJ '
The Emperor matle'his triumphal entry into
Pari3 at 1 o'clock, amfdst the acclamations of the
oeonle. the national rrnard. and the army.
Ills Majesty receives this evening the Granada
. Corpt.de PEtut, and sleeps at the Tuilsries.
' The following is the speech of the new Empe-
ror addressed to ine senate and uepuues, at cu
Cloud, on the cvcnini of TTccember 1
Gentlemen, Tlie new reign which yoit this day
inaugurate is not founded, as so many others inen
tioned in history have been, on violence, conquest,
or stratagem ; it is, as you nave just aeciarea, me
legal result of the will of a whole people, consoli
dating during the calm, that which it founded in
the midst of agitation. r , V .
I am deeply grateful to the nation which three
times in four years has supported me .wim iu &ui
frae and each time has but augmented its majority
tn increase mv nower.
Itur thn more that Dower craiiis in extent and in
vital force, the more need it lias oi cnngnienea
men, like those who every day surround me of
independent men, like those whom I address to
... ... i - i . . i
trnide me bv their advice, and to contain my.au-
thcrity within just limits, tf ever it could stray be
I take this day, with the crown, the name of
Napoleon the III., because the logic of the people
has already bestowed it upon me with acclamation,
because tlie Senate has lejrally proposed it, and
because it has been ratified by the whole nation.
Does this mean that accepting this title 1 tall
into the error attributed to the Prince, who, return
ing from exile, declared null and void all which
had been done in hit absence? Such a sentiment
is far from mv thought. . '
Not only do 1 recognize the Governments which
have preceded me, but I in some measure inherit
what they accomplished, for good and for evil : for
succeeding . Governments, notwithstanding their
different origin, are each a party to the acts ' of
their" predecessor. ' ' !
But the more readily I accept all that, for pO
years, history transmits to us with its indexible au
thority, the less was it allowed me to pass over in
silence the glorious reign of the head of my family
and the title, regular although ephemeral, of his
son, which the Chambers proclaimed in the last
effort of their conquered patriotism. Thus the
title of Napoleon III. is. not one of those dynastic
and absolute pretensions which insult both true and
common sense ; it is the homage paid to a Govern
ment which was lawful, and to which we are in
debted for the finest pages of our modern history.
My reign does not date from 1810 ; it dates from
the moment you communicated to me the suffra
ge of tlie nation. ,
Accept, therefore, my acknowledgments, M.Ies
Deputies, for the eclat you have given to tlie mani
festation of the national wilk in making it more
evident by your verifying the votes, and more im
posing by your declaration.
I thank you, also, M. les Senateurs, for having
been the first to congratulate me, as you were also
tlie first to embody the popular wish.
Assist me, all, to establish in this land, harrass
ed by so many revolutions, a stable Government,
whose basis shall be religion, justice, probity, and
the love of the less fortunate classes.-
And here receive the oath, that I will spare no
exertions to assure tlie prosperity of our country ;
and that, while maintaining peace, I will yield in
no point which concerns the honor and the dignity
of France. ' .
In the House of Lords on tlie evening of the 2d
inst., the Earl of .Derby took occasion to say that
he hoped the controversy as to tlie relative merits
ment be set at rest, and that no attempt would be
hcreifter made to disturb the system recently
adopted. .,' - .
At a meeting of the Eastern Steam Navigation
Company, held at London, on the 1st inst., it was
incidentally mentioned by Sir C. Fox, the eminent
engineer, that he had, with his partner, Mr. Hen
derson, and Mr. Brassey, contractor, signed a con
tract for the construction of a ship canal through
the Isthmus of Darien, as designed by Mr. Gil
borne, C. E. The canal is to be cut 30 feet deep
at low water tide, 1 10 feet broad at bottom, and
100 feet at low water surface. The locks will be
400 ft. from metre to metre, IK) feet wide between
tlie gate quoins, and each lock will have a lift of
30 feet to overweight the iron gates. Such a cut
as that was considered equal to the trade of the
world as well as for permanent safety and rapidity
It was mentioned at the monthly meeting of the
Liverpool free library and museum trustees, this
week, that application had been made on behalf of
the exhibition at New York, for the loan of the
model of Liverpool, but the request was, for the
present at least, refused. . .
Lord Frankfort, a young nobleman, has been
sentenced to 12 months imprisonment in tlie House
of Correction, for a libel on Lord Henry Lenox.
fX5" The editor of the Jackson, East Feliciana,
Mirror, has received from Mr. Jno. F. McKneely,
of that parish, a sugar cane nine feet ten inches
long, containiue twenty six joints and ripe to the
top. . As tho Mirror observes, this js great cane
for the hills. Delta. ; .
A.x Experiment. The New York Tribune
says "Singular results are obtained in this city
from a very simple application of the nervous fluid
animal magnetism, or whatever be the agency, to
brute matter. Let a party of six or eight persons
sit around a common pine table for twenty minutes
to half an hour, with the palms of the hands held
hat on the top of the table ; it-is not necessary that
their minds should pay any; attention to- the pro
cess, or conversation be suspended ; but presently
the table becomes so charged with the mysterious
fluid that it begins to move; then rise from it, push
away yonr chairs, still holding your hands near,
ututijjii it is not necessary 10 loucn ii, anu ll will
turn around from end to .end,, and even proceed
rapidly bdoiu me room, wunoui any visible aent,
on which excursions the persons must bear it com
pany, or the current ;s broken and the movement
id the movemtm
t may easily : b
tried ; it renire no faith and no outlay of physical
or moral strength ; and the result with a table that
is not too heavy, is. pretty sure to follow."
From Mexicei Late and Important Saata
Anna-Reported on the Coast.
We have received the" following intelligence
from Mexico, via Acapulco, by Gregory's Express,
by the " S. S. Lewis.": ," y ; . . .
Santa Anna is generally reported, in the capita
to be on his way to Vera Cruz. The revolution
ists of that city haj been prevented from a pub
lie pronunciamento by the activity of the govern
ment officers, bat a formidable combination had
been formed to offer him immediate countenance
on his landing, which it was supposed would be
effected at Tampko. This is said to be the rea
son why the government squadron was ordered to
blockade the port. The Santa Anna party acqnire
power and numbers every day, and the commander
of the government fleet is said to be secretly in
their interest. The different revolutionary parties
in the several States are endeavoring to form a
coalition, in order to determine. on some, promi
nent person as a general head to their efforts, and
Santa Anna is one on whom" the various parties will
unite.- . 1(.( , '
Senor Clementi, the Pope's Nuncio, iis about
taking his departure to return, to Italy. ; It is ex
pected that, as soon as the coronation of Louis
Napoleon as Emperor Bhall have been completed,
the Pontiff will lannch the thunders of Home on
Mexico. This vrtfl at once open the door for the
general tolerance of religion, which is bein
mooted in the legislatures of many States, an3
will undoubtedly be effected. The Apaches and
Caraanchcs are committing the most onheard-of
outrages on the frontiers, and Government cannot
protect itself. Jit Cal.
i& aikt..i a.-hu THE 1UAI.XE LjAW.-.Ti
Queen has given her assent to the prehibiw
liquor law recently enacted in New BrW
wick. Wonder what the rurnmites wilt 7"
to this ? . They could not believe that c2
noble Queen Victoria would ever sanctj!!
such an anti-British, unconstitutional and h!
ranical measure. Well, she has sanctj, Jj
it, thus declaring it to be a constitutional
and we expect, a matter of course, thatth
great sticklers for loyalty will, like good aJ :
faithful - subjects,- - cordially1 unite with a i
friends of law and 'order in- enforcing fjJ
measure. We shall see.GaJitrrfd
. " . . . . . a
A Lady ox Monet Matters'. -The
tary 1 Argu3 'lias" ' allong and prosy articfc
headed "How to make. Home Happy."
friend of ours has now a work in preparation
which" solves the question ''It is to
your wife as much money as she asks fc,
This entirely abolishes : the necessity s
kisses and soft sawder. True Flag.in.
A.Corwine, U. S. Consul at Panama, arrived
. I. . 1 T L.-rtl.. f KT r .
uiai jJiatu uu xyvtuuioer -jisl, iruiu new lOrs.;
A decree was published that no person who L
been concerned in the Flores expedition or am
South- American revolution, should reside it Piv
ama. col. A. lieu, an American citizen thsr
protests against the sroie.
. The "Panama Herald of- the 17th Dec. stn
that the late rains have caused a heavy flood
the Chagres nver, 'and that part or Unices W
been inundated. ' -
A line of passenger ships has been eatablisW
by 31. uatta between f anama and Australia.
Don Salvador C. Col Jan. the newly anoointpJ
Governor of the province, was expected daily.
,-Manuel Rives and Acosta, Under 'sentence c'
death iot robbery and assassination, hare had tbei
sentence commuted to sixteen 'years in the-chtjs
gang at Panama. '
..The, " Panama Star" saya there is an nntn
amount of sickness at 1 anama for the season, bj
not of a serious character, v. . :.
Govcrner Herrera went out of office on the ICti
Baltimore was for several days a scene of
and outrage. The authorities were for some tint
unable to suppress tlie meb, and it was given og
the Mayor would resign his office. He did not,
however, and order seemed to hav been restored
at the last advices. . ' ' ' ' j
Chickcring's piano manufactory- in Boston w
destroyed by fire on the 2d Noy." Benjsmi
J. Adams was buried beneath tlie nuns. Ha
mains were recovered the next day. . ;
- Junius Brutus . Booth, the veteran tragedian,!
dead. He died on board a steamer bound frti
New Orleans to Cincinnati.
The authorities of Hartford, CL, have prohibited
heatrical exhibitions in that city.
During the week ending the 27th Nov., in ii
city, lt!5 persons died of .the fever, and 158
cholera. ' , -
An exchange calls getting oat of bed on tie
31st of August, u the last rose of summer."
. Charles G. Athcrton is elected to the Senato,
from New Hampsire, in place of J. P. Hale.
Judge Evans is elected to the Senate, free
Sjuth Carolina. ' . ,. , . ;
A riot occurred at HudsorvN-. Y- in whichi
I man named McCarthy was killed.
lhe Democrats of Boston have nomicitei
Joseph Smith of South Boston for mayor.
on board bip Oryheu jaB. 31st, by Rer. Mr. Xmh, h
Thomas M. Crockett, to MUs Catherine Freemaa, both of 8a
1-raeciMO. , ,
On board th bark Alice Fraxier, of Ktw Bedford, Jaa.1
Jonathan V. iionU, of Rochester; lla, aml R. , .
PORT OF HONOLULU.
' Arrivals. "T
Feb. 14 Am ab S. Ltuman, Clarke, 16 da fm 8n Francma.
' - l'r bir Emma, WatMoa, 21 4a fio Saa Franc iko, nt
passengers lor Sydiirv. ' . .... i
- " Haw sen .Anoi.yuia, Taner, (lata KaTnaa.)
1A r cl W. B. Brawn. U bite, coast wuta (lauWUliakj
'. 16 firfb. WifTtam, AVPIiee, iitla fn Saa Fraaeiwavi
pawncer for m daey, j,
. 17 -tn h Muntresa, Lambert, 11 da fm Saa Fraacacta
load with oil fur New Bedford. . ,
18 Brach Time, Chape, 55 da fan Sbaaghae, -ama cup
fm aa Francisco -
..' Waiuu arrived. " r
H-Bre ah Hanaa, Husing. 26 da fm Tahiti, 1900 Ma
1 Am a Magnolia, Cm, fin cruiaa off Hawaii, Sa
2100 wh. , '
- - IS Am ph Sophia Thornton, Vonnr, fm craiae em n
o- ? . -,
-. I Am h JU.acriuetM, Bennettfin coaat CaSTon
-.- 100aj,19o0wa.vt- . -
. . . -'Cleared.
Fb. H-Am wh bk Ilarrest, Altny. cruise. "
14-Kusaiaa wh b Suomi, iia5ba.n, cruise.
I41law srh Anonyma, Tai.et, f..r Fort Phillip.
U-rlr arh VV. B. Brown, White, Ibr Sydney.
16-Am.wh ah Sarah, fwitt, cruiso. ,
. : 17 Am sch Sierra .Vvada, Woolley, Saa Franxwca.
Teasels in Port
ajii ah Janoa.' Cornell
' Frances Henrietta," ,
Am wb rb Chariot, Rnnipu. '
Am sb Isaac Micke, Skinner.
Am ab Wm. Hamilton ftfca
nm an luaia, M tile.
Manuel Ortet, Cola.
" aL Itiu HowraaiL W
14m .k L .
Maria Ibtresa. Tw .i.. .k ' ....
ALiJ? w ' -V . Aarn.ta,Fil
Am sh Black Warrmr. Bartlett Am k v.
... . - .... ipimniiijfn.
i am d .uartiM. Tuuker. - . u::. um
... ' . . . . rzwiTHT w nn.
. rr i. K " riaeer, BiUints.
, fcappe, J "J to i".:;;
" u-ir, v -hippy i.m bk Aiic Fraxier, T at.
Am h Nsvy, Norton.
.h c-m ova ! lam. 1411. nram ak v-i uan a
i Aui sb Jlatnolia. tx.
i Am ah Sop. Thornton, founje.' Aiush.Masacha9etu,bBin
! V ! Vtrkt -M'Ken.fry. t Am bk Mag data.'
..... ... pm, . i ctu nnw sea n asatariM,
Haw ach Manuku, Bern!.
Am bf rwiss Boy, Dexter.
Am b$ Jud.son, lvrinf.
Am bg Lyra, teywr.' -Am
ah S. Lurman, Vlarke.
Br bg Enma, Watson.
u bg Pandora, Mott.' - "
Br ah William. al'Phee-.
Am ah Huntress, Lambert ,
Br cb Time, Chaie. , .
Am ah Onward, t oltmr.
'Hoi. bs Jacqueline Eh 8aa
jiran sen Lortntbtana.KieMiaa
U at rtt Matthew Vassar. '
Haw bx Wallace, llutf. t
Alb. bg Prince de Join ilia,'-
4n )i9 fWinfal. Xs1.mi-
Haw sch Camliae, UldVr
Am sb Kliza HirwKl,"''"
Am clipper ah Syrea, A'fc
. Tsels in port, besides coasters, 5i
M ernoranda. '
REPORT of ship 5fasnoh'a, C,.r.-Feb. Ifith, 1K3. f
.ViaitnoliarCox, of New Redfhrd. front Slaver's tobtad,
lo,aad a short eniotT Kealakekua Bav,25 bbl p,"r
son. Spoke, Fi b. 5, ship Catherine, Hull", ot Sem Lua,r
thtn this season; bk V asbinston, Edwards, Sa Harl.'r
Uiina ; aaw bk Alice, White, CoW fprinea, nothine: CJ"
da, New Bedford, 36 hoto sp ; 13th, spoke ah ColnBtia,Ca
.Nantucket, all well, 45 bbU sp. The Columbia reporw
ing seen, three days previous, ah Chas. Carroll, Cbaprf,-
In.lon, boiling a sperm whale; all Northern Ligbi.S"- ,
Fair HaTsa, atowiuf down." .
w Bedford, 87 mos., IJOO bbls p oil, bad taken 650
t 4 month. Capt. Howes reported ah Louisiana, T6,
. previous 1,200 bMs spoil; Jan. 3Isf, on the line, fc
W, spoke bk Kajah, Fisher, Westport, notbine sines W2
Oahu; same time Black Eagle, Ludlow, Sag Harbor, SS"
. . CO-PARTNERSHIP 1
nIIOS. II. MATfQtl AT T. n? mvnlf am
X together in the Auction and Commission
ness. t His interest and responsibility takes dat8?
9th Dec. last, and the new firm will be known
V. Thompson & Co. F. W. THOJIPSOX, ttCt
Uonolulu, Feb. 15, 1853-lm-4t v
TO LEI. The building on Alaiea trc?t,
occupied by Lafreiu & Fisher. Iw4
will be given on 1st March. Applv to
Uonolulu, Feb. 6, tf-39 "U- AV.
REPORT of ship Sophia Thornton; Toonf. from a era
Feb. 17, 13)3 nothine since leaving Oahu, Not. lant, re
Jan. 1 1 . lat. 4 AiV A . iiihiv -k ihvt Hn