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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1853.
We're to have a Steamer! Eureka!
Look out for the wreathing smoke from the
stack-pipe of the S.B. Wheeler any time during
the coming week !. She is coming to coast among
the islands, and to become a permanency! Good!
..We shall welcome her, with all our heart.
After several unsuccessful attempts, both by
persons abroad and. by our own citizens, to get up
a steamboat for internal navigation, we are glad to
learn that several gentlemen of spirit, capital and
enterprise have undertaken the thing, and are de
termined to carry it. through. And what is quite
to Ihe purpose, they expect j in a great measure, to
create the, business" and travel by which their.en
rt'cjyiise is eventually jto succeed and ecome're-'
munerative. They, anticipate a loss at first i but
. with true sagacity, they haye provided a fund from
iljieir ample resources ,to meet this very contingen-cy-v
We earnestly hope it will not be long neces
sary to Idraw upon it, but . that their undertaking
will soon pay, and pay wehV i; i::'.-;
' We are informed by R. H.- Bowlin, Esq. who
Msf just retained from San Francisco, that a joint
.stock company has-been formed .with ainple'Ve
sbu fees', to put a boat into the coasting and passen
ger' trade at 'the "islands! "in' furtherance of this
design, the steamej S, B.Vheeler has bexjn.pur
xhascd, fitted and outfitted at an expense of $50,000.
She is of 250 tons burden; side-wheel, low pres
sure,' b6am engine boat, and - embodies all1 the
modern improvements. She is said to be a trong-
ly built, and thoTonghly fitted' vessel, for carrying
passengers, freight and cattle, and comes down
under as favdrable auspices for success as forecast
and experience can seud one. '
To show that the persons engaged in this thing
re. in earnest, we mention that two of the pro
nators arq onj bpard, and will; pail in her; thus
.adding to their skill ia their respective departments,
the additional; motive of self-interest in the proper
and economical management of the boat.i Another
of the proprietors Mr.'Bowjihis the agent for the
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ompany nere, wun iuii powers to aci lor uie con
' 'It is the design of the Company to furnish the
islands with' all the steam facilities for navigation
tliey may need. 1 If tins . boat, shoujd prove too
sinalj, a larger one will be sent; if one is uot suffi
cient, iwp will be provided, dnd more when need
ed.' The Sv B Wbeeler. was to sail from Sao
Fxaaciseo, on .Saturday Jlast, the lotoVinsL, and
may bo looked for nest week. ' : '
-f? By'putting this boat into the coasting trade, ae
tually; this new'crapany'will secure the advanta
ges "of contract made with Capt. Howard in
ISSf.Vjiich Contract .expired . op the 1st of Febru
aH8 'without having. bccB fulfilled. .Notice
Was iubscqucBtljr issued by the Privy Council, and
ttgaiiK renewed in; August ;last, offering the same
contract to. any person or persons who should first
comply with its terms, by actually engaging in the
service. , This contract grants the exclusive privi
lege of establishing' steam navigation between the
ports of the islands for the term'of five years'; the
introduction pf machmpry and coal duty free ; ihe
privilege' of the government wharves ! for landing
passengers .and freight . when not , otherwise occu
pied. ,On their part, they are to. furnish good and
sufficient boats ; to sail under the Hawaiian flag ;
and are to carry the public mails free of charg.
A withdrawal of the boat or boats, from the line,
vitiate the contract. : - Jn ii. ' I w ; ; : ..:
j'VVe are glad to 'see this renewed effort .made to
establish' steam navigation among the islands ; and
so far as we have, heard opinions expressed, it
meets with the hearty, best wishes of the com
munity generally for its success. JMany obstacles
will doubtless be met iq the enterprise undertaken,
but we believe it has generally . been found that
wberejver ..steam navigation has been regularly
commenced,' and perseveringly continued, it has
gradually drawn to itself patronage, and increased
the trade and travel, so as ultimately to support it
self, and finally" make money. ' In fact it is the ex
perience of all parts of; the world,' that wherever
once established, steamboats are an indispensable
necessity, and that trade and travel cannot do with
out lhem Such, we hope, will prove true in this
case ; and that before the contract, which may be
entered into with this .new; company expires, the
business community at these . islands will no more
think of coasting about without e learners, than the
traveling public between San Francisco and Pan1
ama could think of voyaging up and down that
coast in sailing vessels, making passages of from
50 to 100 days, f , ' v " . . . ''
')'' - " -Accident. r '.. .! ; -.-
On Thursday' last, Mr.' CP.-'NuteVa blacksmith
while engaged in driving a spikefrom a bras3 : gtm
in' the Fort, was.scriously injured in the.lhroat by
the sudden and unexpected explosjon" of the piece.
What Vrero'arkabie about the affair is the fact that
the gnu has been lying charged sin.eejg49, cx::
posted .to the rains and storms of four year.' A
single stroke of a hammer upon the' spike, struck a
spark which discharged the gun. t.The shot scat
tered in all directions, but: fortunately no one was
injured by them, so far as we have ; learned.- One
was deposited in the ship-yard of Robinson St Cr
Another took off the gilt b all from the ManuOkawai
masthead another 'still struck the Alice Mandell,
whirc a fourth struck the mast of a native schooner
and dropped on deck hetwqen two men who were
standing neax each other, ,', Mr. Nute, is likely to
recover. - ; ' --'r , 5
.j.C?" In compliance with jhe (nstructions given,
the. Post jdaster of JJcw.Tork, made up the is
land mail on the 20th of August in a separate bagj
hieh received here by the JL L, Frost (.The
special advantage of this arrangement is, that on
the arrival of tthe mail at Sail Francisco, tlie island
mail will be inreaiinesa to forward without the
'delay-of assorting' It frbrai t)ie' general-imaiL It
will also prevent tlie liability of the nrlscarriageof
unavoidable, 'where as much expedition is,requirel
aji in thjp. Sai Francisco "Post Office Regularity
flB4.xpeditkB wll jwqbably. characterize jtbe fu
ture i.ceipt pf oiif mailij at the islands, in conse
quencj of thp new arrangement. j . t ,jC
.. Wc are informed that the '. Commissioners of
Vi ..i-r .... ,, t . J .t v.
Customs Jiave reduced the rate ofstorageriq , the
government ; Warehouses , about thirty . per, ,cnt.
A tariff of rales wULboo,d be prepared and publish
-ed, for the information of the public.1- 'uf' i.-4
Kky , -1 ".: ."!.-! I ; ..?:ri :r-.'S4
The yellow fever was spreading at. Mobile-;
Tiit-re were 17 interment from the disease on, the
i f- 5.'
fX?! I e curious correspondence in oor paper
to-day between Major Funk and others will be the
occasion of many a hearty laugh among our read
ers.' How a transient visitor, even, at the islands,
could be made to believo : that the M ajor, while
American Consul at Hilo, was at the same time a
member of the Hawaiian Legislature, is only to
be accounted for by the fact, that a thousand sto
ries, in ancient and also in modern times, have
been palmed off upon visitors, and written, pub
lished and believed abroad, but which were pre
cisely as unfounded, as the assertion that Major
Funk, is, was, or has ever been, American Consul
at Ililo. Believing slanders to be true, men are
sometimes led :tO : act ridiculously, and' sometimes
unjustly. ' Principle is a better impelling motive
than thousarid-tongued rumor. ' ,.'( ';
' :' ' Honolulu! OcU 5th, 1853. "
: Mr,Editor.-f-The enclosed letter addressed, to
me by one JVIr. Gift . of Benicia, California, I re
quest you to give publicity through your paper, also
Mr. Treadway's letter to me relating to said Mr.
Gift, and the reply 1 have made to that person. ' '
' bit. Gift's letter, is one more proof of the levity
with which many visitors to our Islands form; their
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opinions of our political doings, ana oi we unscru
puloiis' manner in,'which they act upon those opm-
ions," which they term out oi noining.. 5
,7:" '''"7 v:;Yoar''iy;::;;:;Yj;;
'--'' ' "U:s: Consulate, Hild,?""
' - -1 ' ' September 12, 1853. S V
Sir, I : received a letter k few', days ago,' ad
dressed to " Mr. Funk, U. S. ConsulJIilp Be
ing U.' S. Consul at Hilo, I took the liberty to open
the said letter, signed George W. Gilt, and find
that the writer laboring under a strange -mistake,
has written a letter to the Secretary of State, con
tajpiBg statements without any foundation in truth
-. 1 .herewith '. forward the' said letter to you, for
your information ami such action upon the subject
' m .'a a ? r .. I '
as yon may deem advisaoie.
'-i ' : I am sir, very respectfully,'1' "' 1
''''' j: .' '.'Your obedient servant' .
Major Francis Funk, ' '.' Thomas .Miller,' ',
'Adjti General &.c. V ." ' U. S. Consul..'
" ' ' ' Honolulu: J :; "J!"w - v -
-U i'i.V. I Benicia, July 22drr 1853.
j 'Mb. Fvkk, .'; ' ' V-f" '
-v,l- - U.S. Consul atj Hilo, ; ?f '
' -i '.'(' Sandwich Islands. "
Sir. I have the honor to inform you that I have
this day forwarded to the State Department a doc
ument of which the following is a copy.
',," ;. ". Benicia,, Cat July. 22d, J8531
Hon. W. L. Mabct, ' , . ! , ;.,. . ...
... Secretary of State." . ;.
Sir. By a circular, issaed from tlie . State De-
partnifenti June 1st, 1353, the custom of employing
foreign clerks in the Consulates ' of the United
Spates is forbidden. - During a visit to the Sand
wich Islands a few months since, I was astonished
to see Mr. Funk U. S. Consul at Hilo, an active
member of. Parliament and laboring assiduously to
obtain the passage of an act by the Parliament, to
authorize the shipment and discharge of seamen
from American vessels at that port, in order to en
hance the profits of his office. Your immediate
attention to this matter will greatly oblige- many
resident American citizens of those Islands. ' t
' '.. ; v '.: YourV respectfully, &c. ; "' '" I'-'1'-'1
George W. GirT, ; "..'"
. ' : " 1 Master of sch.' Gazelle.
'And I would further beg leave to inform you that
I shall make my residence, Benicia for the next 4
years, am from the State of Tennessee, and should
be happy to receive a call from you at any time
when you may be on a visit to California. If you
wish any further particulars, apply to Peter Tread
way, Sheriff, Maui, who you can inform, that my
health is good, and that I intend visiting the Sand
wich Islands, as soon as the American flag is hoist
ed by true republican men. Chas. Bunker, Con
sul at Lahaina has been removed, or I should have
also lent him a helping hand.' During my stay
there, I spotted every " white native," and have al
ready made notes of two or three.
' ,' ' I am your's respectfully, &c. . ,
. i GEORGE . GIFT.
Sheriffs Office Lahaina,
' ' September 23d,' 1853.
Mr. fv?k. :u" ': '
Sir, Your's of tlie 19th' came to hand this
morning, together with the rather curious speci
men of Ca'pt. Gifl's'genius. ' , . . . ;
In answer to your enquiry for information re
specting the said Mr.iGift,ircau only say that. I
have no knowledge of himi except as he figured
here some, in assisting one E. P. Hntchms to run
away to avoid paying his debts, or satisfying his
creditors., ! f. . ,, ". . '
And from tlie copy you enclosed to me, I should
suppose he had never figured in anything more
hondrable. 1 Respectfully your's ' : '
. i ' '.!! p. H. TREADWAY,'- -
i'---' 1 Sheriff of Maoi.' '
r.'S. You have my permission to publish, but I
do not think it worth the trouble. ;' . '; '",' .
. 'Adjutint General's Office.
Honolulu, Oct :5th, 1853.
Mr. George W. Gift, Benicia, California.' ' " "
Sir, Your letter of the 22d July last, has come
to hand through the politeness of Thomas Miller,
Esq., the U. S. Consul at Hilo, and 1 have to thank
you for all the merriment that curious piece 'of au
thorship has caused me and many of my friends.
It seems to me that some of those chile natives
at'lAhaiha," whom you say yoir haive spotted, (1
must Confess, I do not understand the expression,j
have mystified you with regard to tlie matter re
ferred to in your letter, and now tliey 'enjoy the
joke to see you, a la Dou Quixote run Hill tilt,
quiu in nana, 10 prosiraie- we supposed mischiev
ous U-; S. Consul at Hilo. ; It is too bad to be fooled
in this manner, and if 1 was in your place, I should
certainly haul those folks over! the coals; for thus
imposing upon a credulous stiiatiger.-.'f i;-.r.: u
In your letter youi referred, -vat i6 Mr.E Peter
Treadway, the Sheriff of Mamt for further infor
mation ; I was very sorry to teceivej on enquiry,
no better account from Mr.'.Tfeadway of you, than
what is contained in the enclosure, and tHe' peru
sal of Mr. Treadway's letter was a irt&A 'damper
upof my hopes that ; by .replying to you I . might
commence and coptiaus a correspondence with a
person,; of., whom I was disposed to form a goo4
opinion, for endeavoring, to create acleao attftds
pbere within the . circle of United States bffioers;
Consuls in fpartiailar. ' I am 'disappointed, and ri
am sotry'forit iT- TJie principle upon which'yoar
letter to me ' seems to be based, and the act you
have," according to Mf. Tread way's Tetter been
guifty of at Lahaina, are too much at variance
mm cacti oiucr.
IPOL YNftSl'ANi SATURDAY, OCTOBER 32
It would be a great pity however, to let you have
all this trouble for-nothing. Let me -give you
your reward, bf cautioning you against using hard
words which you do not understand, such as "en
hancc"tbr : instance ; tliey jire fikely to create cu
rious contradictions and become ridiculous.
From the above you may be oSsposed to think,
that your letter has got to the wrong person. But
I am the only one of my name , in this kingdom,
and am moreover, the person, who in the house of
Representatives during the last session, introduced
nA advocated.-the act to - authorize the shipping
(not shipment) and discharge of seamen at the port J
of Hilo, forTeasohs which have nothing to ao
with enhancing or improving the profits oft the
Consul at Hilo. ' I am acquainted jjnith that gentle
man, but he' has-' never, spoke iior wrote to mea
word onsuch a-subjccu : ..... . . .,,
, I Jiope that Mr. Marcy, pn, .receiving your docu
ment, has enjoyed the joke, as. well as I have u '
For your, better information I will add-, to. my
signature the description of the profession I fol
low, iWhich perhaps will convince you that I am
not interested in the profits or losses of the Con
sul at Hilo'.''" 'i'1 Your obedient servahfV"
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;F. FUNK "J 4
' Majoif , 'J djutant Geri. f
Unlimited Powers. ' 11
Conferring nhiimited powers upon any 'man or
set of men is doiiBtlcss'contrafyio the spirit of hf
present age,'ahd is" only 'justifiable when cirpum
stane'es of great emergency airis?.'.' A.nd ven then
the,tcrr forthe exercise, of 'suchpof ers.should be
lirnitedBtricti ; to.tfeyexistence of the emergency
that caled for. -.them..; :jy, ;f.'j :nU i-oil r-A-- m
I Objectpons have been, urged in this kingdom to
the action of the, last. Legislature, in conferring
npon a board of Health Commissioners the powere
delegated td'theiri upon the first introduction 6T
srhaH'pox among ua'. ' It has been asserted 'that In
tha respect they possessed more power tha.n shoiftd
ver.be delegated,' even tin an emergency, of the
piost pressing character." We. do not jdesign to re
capiufatc at this late .'day, the facts and, reasons
that nYght be adduced to show thq necqssity of tlie
action taken. vThere are argumenta upon, botli
sides of. the question, that would have weight with
candid men. and iustly too. A new disease -had
appeared, which threatened to sweep through the
land, and carry on large nuraoers ci me (aircaay
wasting people ! To ! arrest its progress, and miti
gate its ravages, seemed to require prompt and
energetic' action ; arid, this action could not be en
tered upon, and carried'outi-throughoutthe islands
without special powers conterreu upon somcooay.
, , This seemed to be the opinion of the Legislature,
and . we believe their action has been approved by
the nation, with but few exceptions. Nor was tlie
conferring of . such powers an unusual thing in the
history of the world. It is'an act of frequent oc-
currence, under emergencies of like character.
Even in the United States, where there is an es
pectaL repugnance to putting power into individual
hands, we find a ; case precisely parallel to that at
the islands.. As late as August last, when the yel
low 'fever was raging at New OrleanB, a panic
seems for a moment to h ivc seized, the authorities.
They knew not what to do, at first, to meet tbo
terrible scourge. But discussion and deliberation
brought them to the precise result adopted by our
own legislature. rAs here, the emergency seemed
to require extraordinary measures, and. there, as
here, they were adopted. ,.. . ,x! . j .. - ;
A correspondent of tlie N. Y. Tribune writing
from New Orleans, says, " I could relate numerous
facts to show how very praiseworthy the activity of
the authorities is, but I have given you enough. .,1
should, lwwcver, do justice to our aldermen.. They
have done all they could ; and although they acted
late in the day, yet they did not wait for the
eleventh hour. They have done more than any
other Council ever did-thsy have "placed ten
thousand dollars1 at the disposal of the ' Board of
Health.and given the said board unlimited powers.
They also authorized the Street Co'rnmissioner to
employ any amount of assistance." .. ." . -,,
The parallel is too distinct to ; require, another
word of comment. It only fails in this respect,
that while in New Orleans conferring such powers,
is proclaimed abroad as M praiseworthy,'' in this
kingdom, we . regret to say, it has been ' made a
subject of reproach, and employed to excite indig
nation against the aqthorjty conferring them. f .
05 Mr. Taner has recently introduced from
Australia, a, pair. pf Black Swans, an Australian
Ostrich, or Emu, a Kangaroo Rat and a . pair of
white Rabbits. One of the Ostriches embarked,
died on thd assage He has' also brought a vari
ety of plants1 and shrubs, some of which are' new
attheislandVV'-;'':'":. ' ":'!N ' ' ,u'"?
'The intrbducdori of new animals, piants,',fcc.i
by residents returning from their visits to 'other
countries is jhigbly praise-worthy and commenda-;
Me; and we hope persons visiting foreign, countries
and returning, will bear in mind: that they, may
thus contribute to the general godd of the islandsj
by the introduction of many things that will contri-
bute to the pleasure or prow ot tnemseives or me
residents generally th'. j. . .:!; : :
We would notice,' also, the. fact that Mr. Bow
lin has recently imported from California a Dur
ham bull, two .heifer . calves an4. an American
Mare, all of which will tend to the improvement
of such stock at the. islands. t .t
1 .Ml I
:;: IIowJo propagate Oranges.
Dr. Hillebrand has communicated to us, verbal
ly, the following information, derived by him. from
a native of Portugal, on the Subject at the head of
this article. ,:r,i': -'''-.n M , .ic
In Portugal,' and n othe'r orarigi growing coun
tries, tliey discard the idea of 'propagating from
seed, both on account of therirejior quality, of the
I run produced, and the, additional Jpngth of time
required to; bring the . trees to, bearing. , Conse
quently the mode adopted js,jto. take cuttings, from
fruit:beariBg trees. ! To :doUhia isuccessfuily, a
branch is selected for the purpose a section of the
outer barki'peeled carefully' dff,- of BboBt tibilfi an
i ircir- iiiuo preparea, aco wmie
cc, a juiiiuijr ui, carui IS
;re rlhe ba'rk,is offVecured
aves, which are nrcferred."
m PTU.tftj ;becommg(sufficientiy
started,., the branch a severed and, plaptei in!the
ground preyiosslya prepared U receive jt.; In this
vayn.thetgrtJWth.of) ther.young tree' ia very rapid,
ind it will fruil tho seebnd'yearat the same time
with the mother tree. - The fruit, also will be of the
same quality -hf the tree from "which4 it was taken ?
and thns a choice kind can be flefectdcr and propa
gated' with1 a certainty that doe hot Attend those
m .i l 1 l : in.wiQa h o
.. ao l-ose wuo are enueayunug w
cultivation of this valuable fruit, the above mode
is recommended in preference to planting seed.
And if it be a fact, that oranges can be produced
in this way in two years, it will beseen that a gain
of six or . seven years, will thus be secured, over
thb old "method. This will imply compensate for
the labor bestowed npon the process.
Messrs. Sea &. Sumner, we further learned from
Dr. Hillebrand, have employed the person commu
nicating this information, to try the experiment at
Moanlha,f Vheje he has no w a large numbcf bf
buttings in prtpa ration. We hope, at some future
time, to hear of the success of t the attempt.
-.. Ships, Shippins Ac
. The schooner E. L. Frost, ; CapU' Henapstead,
arrived hence at San Francisco, on the 10th ultimo
in id days from Honolulu. . She again returned, to
this port, sailing on the 29th ult and arriving on
the 15th inst. She brings, the account of her
own arrival at San,Fransisco,','thc U. ST maal of
August. 2oth, a full freight and 14 passengers.
The clipper schooner Sea Serpent was adver
tised to sail Oct. 4th for this port,'..,. r
.TheiMi.GDi.ia, coastiag.barlc, arrived on the
15th, with cattle from Kawaihae'. - She took, oa
board 80 or 90 head, arid we regret, to learn that
she lost upwards of forty of them on the' passage
down. This was occasioned' in lart by theheated
slate in which tbey were put on' board, and in part
by the long passage, tbeship having been, becalm
ed for some time after the cattle were on bbard.
Capt. Brickwood has had considerable experience
in transporting cattle from Kawaihae; and formerly
with entire 'success. ;' We hope his". next"" Voyage
will not be attended with a disaster similar to .the
one just noticed. ) ' 1 :' - ;
The first southerly storm of the season com
menced on Wednesdayho , wind blowing rather
lightly from S. E i Two or three coasters have
been prevented from gding' to sea on this account.
' The Peach. ';';;;' ;;;';! ,
A correspondent fpr. the Polynesian, over the
signature " A lover of good fruit " gives-an account
of the dimensions of a peach-tree of two yers
growth from the pit,' and '.of' the fruit that jt has
borne at that age, which1 will astonish Horticultu
rists of colder climates. ' ' - . ' ' ''V' ,
From the facts I have heard from many sources,
I feel perfectly "assured, that in .many districts of
the islands, whore the soil is' light and loomy
peaches' of' the finest quality can be most succoss
fully cultivated.- If fruhV of ordinary quality has
been produced by one of a hundred serdlings; it is
more tlian the average in other countries, and it is
only necessary that stock bearing .superior' fruit
should be introduced, that the markets may be sup
plied with the best varieties. ... . . . . . ,i
From a very limited experience upon a heavy
dry soil, I have fonrid that the peach tree rnhy'be
propagated by cuttings in this climate, and .there,
by the best varieties rapidly multiplied.-! -The tree
requires but little care, and as the. cutting always
produces the fruit of. the original' stock1, whocrer
will attend to procuring slips from stock known to
have borne good fruit, can with ease and certainty
produce the best of peaches. .... ..
I have one tree, imported as of the best quality,
which has not as yet thrived well, near Honolulu
and has not produced any fruit, from which I shall
be happy, in January, which is the season, to give
cuttings to any "Lover of good fruit," who has a
soil producing a peach tree from which 300 peaches
had been gathered before it was two years old, and
measuring at that age, six inches in diameter at its
base., . . ;. v .'; ,. .
Honolulu, Oct 14, 1853. 1 A. B. B.
Takin-the Census. ----:;:!
In compliancewith the law, the Minister of
Public Instruction lias. issued blanks, and : made
arrangements for taking the Census of the whole
islands on the 2Cth 'of December next "'"'.!
fj On Thursday night a heavy rain fell in
Honolulu and viciuity. - This was much needed,
as the country had become considerably parched ;
the streams low and .the streets dusty. Wind still
at S. E. . . .
ronrth Number of Transactions. .'
The Transactions of the Royal Hawaiian Agri
cultural Society, Vol.f.' No". 4., are'Jnow ready
for delivery to members, by the .Treasurer, Mr.
George Willismis. Several weeks? ijelay. in the
binding have occurred, since this , volume was
through the press, occasioned by the small pox..
. This is the largest volume yet published by the
Society, and the character of tfe reports, addres
ses .&'c.' is highly creditable to tlie persons pro
viding the matter. - It contains 172 pages, a print
ed cover,, list : of standing committees, list of pre
miums for 1854, list of members and a tab to of
contents Each nieraberof the Society is entitled
to a copy j persons desiring more than one, can pur
chase Uichi of the Treasurer,' Mr. Williams'at'the
store of R. G. Davis, Esq. : J.,:.-;. ..
J . .--By the' SalLt, which arrived yesterday aftcr
tioon from Maui,', the .report' is .hrought tliat:thc
lorcha .Premier, Capt. Webster, was lost on Mon
day last, in a harbor ph the nortlisiilc of Maui,
about ten mile3 from Kahului. . We have, no par;
ticnlarainresard toher.lossi . si
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"-'V' ' ' h"," Foreign Netv's.-
The mail, by the ' E. .L! . Frost ' brought tjf .. full
files of California and Atlantic papers, as late as
to SepL 1st from New Orleans, with' telegraphic
news from New York to Aug.'ZHh. " Dates from
Europe are to. the 13th of August. . : : - :, 1 1
The.most important item of European 1 intelli
gence is, that the Czar has accepted the ultimatum.
proposed by .England, Franco,' Austria and Prussia,
the exact terms of which had not transpired. . It
is supposed thatMhe principal point's are, Uiat , 'the
Russian troops shall withdraw, from the Danubian
Provinces, arid that the Czar shall have' no right' to
interfere' bctWccn the; Pr(e. and thememocrs" of
tlie Greek and Armenian churches in Turkey.. '.
Russia and Turkey.
,.rrr!i;I u'.'-i ... i 'T ; : - London, August 13.
Dispatches from St. Petersburg to August 5th
state that' the Czarhad definitively accepted the
proposals of the Four Powersj
;,( Advices from Odessa to the ,5th state that large
quantities of com are being ;. shipped ;for France
and Italy. . :
r - The. cholera was still very violent at St. Peters
burg, Uelzingford,;ci -. t . . vol .c.?
' The -Rsso TcaKisji'CiCESTioi:-vIt is said
that a'lelegtapbie',di8patch. has been received at
Paris from Vienna' announcing the acceptance by
the Divan bf tlie Austrian proposals, and that they
will be accepted by the Porte ; but the' statement
that they have already, been accepted is premature.
. Vienna letters of the 6th state that thd Czar's
readiness; tq receive tne Embassador of the Sultan
is the real gist of a message from Su - Petersourg,
that has made so much noise."1 ' ' ' - H ': - i-s
Thi Czar's reply was' receiyedV and is current in
Prussia. M. de Mezendorff, the Russian Minister
at Vienna, they say, was invited to attend the con
ference of the Representatives of therFour Powers.
This he declined to do, but tliey cotnmunicatea to
him their resolutions before they had put them in
journal shape. He was thus enabled as early as
July 28th, or perhaps 27tb, to send their substance
to St. Petersburg, and there is therefore reason to
suppose that the Czar's acceptance, as telegraphed
from St. Petersburg August 3d, was based, not on
the formal document of the Four Powers, but on
Mezendorff 's report of what it would be. If this be
the case, it leaves opena wide field for eqaivoca
tion qnd intrigueT " - - " ' "' ' -J
Anxious as the mercantile world are for news,
nothing decisive was expected till the 15th or
16th.-' ' -,
The Sultan having accepted the proposition; of
the Four Powers, ' will despatch it to !f. Peters
burg as soon as the Russian troops shall have
evacuated the Daruibian provinces.
.. The Russian Consuls at Turkish ports have been
recalled. .';..;. !
Much anxiety for the receipt of tho Emperor of
Russia's answer to the proposal of the combined
Powers existed in all quarters, as various conflict
ing reports were in circulation. . . .
" il;'""' ,' England. ' ' ' U:
The Great Britain, steamship sailed from Liver
pool at 4 o'clock on the 11th, with 370 passengere,
for Melbourne and Sydney. She bad "very little
specie on freight, but a considerable . quantity of
plate and jewelry. Large .bets : were pending, as
to whether or not she will make, the passage in CO
days. Offers were freely taken that the clipper
Sovereign of the Seas will make the quicker pas
sage. On the other hand, Gibbs, Bright & Co.,
owners of the Great' Britain, undertake to return
a proportion of the freight if the passage extends
oversixty days: ' ( r. " ,'" -,
' ,,!"' . .' 'Ji'J': Smyrna.'.;.' '- ',i
. .Tue Costa" Affair. Constantinople advices
to July 28th, say that the Smyrna transaction be
tween Austria and Ambrica is still pending, and
that it will give rise td some- disagreeable commu
nications, it i iredV in. respect Jo the refugee
question. Moreover, pur mediator, M,. de. Brock,
is rcpoixeu 10 nave avaiieu . nimseii oi, uie.-.rcueni
difficulties to raise.sjme pe yi mary and;. ttprntorial
ouestion with the Porte.
A revolution was feared at Constantinople, in
.ttn.'l' K ci r : r- lH-. I !
consequence of tle excitement growjpj out ot the
refusal of the Hospdara.pf Wallaci and Molda
via to return to thq Turkish capital in obedience to
the bultaas order. .... ; . , , -,..; , ,;. " .r
From Bucno Ay res. ;.' v '
By way of. New Orleans we nave news which
deny the report previously spread abroad that Ur-
quiza s fleet had gone over to. his opponents, the
party holding, possession of the city of Buenos
Ayres. . . ,.- .. .-. .. . , :. .. fl
Steam to the Sandwich Islands. ..
Our fleet of ocean steamers is. soon to be increased
by the addition .of a new and beautiful propeller
culled tlie. Peytona. which left N. Y. about the 2th
of June, to take her place as the pioneer on the
route between this port and the Sandwich 'Islands.
In point of model, strength, machinery and speed,
she is said to be beyond ail comparison the lest pro
peller yet built in the United States, and it is be
lieved fehe will do much towards dispelling the pre
judice which has gradually, taken possession of the
public .mind on this , eideof the Continent against
screw steamers, -r The Peytona met- the unqualified
approbation of the-Government liiector ia N. Y.
and at the Insurance otfices, in that citr she ranks
higher than any other American propeller, and sm
hi!?h.ji anv SteamshiDh b-he is &lxut nine ha mi red
3 J W I
tons burthen, and has superior double engines of 400 I
norse power ana oi great sttengtn ana ma.ssiveness.
She is new, staunch : and elegantly fitted up and
furnislied, and her arrangmenU for passengers are
admirable. She comes out under- canvass, com
manded by Capt. James S. Nash, who has many
times doubled the Cajc, and whos? seamanship, ciia-
Lined with the 'excellent seagom qualities of the
vessel, gives promise of a quick passage. As she
brings r.o passengers, and"makes no use of her ma
chinery 911 the voyage hither, she- will arrive here in
the Pest orrtcf , ana commence her trips with all the
advantage bf a new xesscl. "This steamer belongs to
a c lass of.yhieh there are vrry few in these waters,
and we trust she will meet with the success to which
her fine qnalities entitle her. She comes consigned
to Henry Meiggs, Esq., at whose office may be seen
a hne lithograph of the steamer. M . HernUL.
The steamsliin Pacific supposed to have bet-n
losf, arrived in New York Auut 23. Her long
passage was occasioned by her machinery bcin dis
Office of tub Commissioxers of Fcblic Health
Wekklv-Keport. The number of new caes of
Small Pox which haTe been reported during the past
week for the island of Oahu are 80 ; the number of
deaths reported in the same time are 61.
I rom the other islands no new cases reported ex
cept that of 1 new cane at Maui.
Total number of cases reported 04 tit ; total deaths,
The total number of vaccinations during the
month ending this day iivllonolulu, according to Dt
Ilillebrand's Report, is 1097. :
It is proper to state that, with the exception of 4
case?, all of those; reported on Oahu are more than 5
miles from Honolulu, the majority of them being in
the remotest part of the island. . .
Liholiuo, Chairman. v
Honolulu, Oct 21st, 1833.. . . ., j , ....
- ., .;, , REMOVAL..- ;,,:- :t:r
DR. O. P. JUDI has removed his office to the
establishment lately belonging to Dr. Ford
in Kaahumanu St next door below the Btore of It.
Cocady &. Co.-. Office open at all hours. . ; , .
. Dr. Judd cavm" purchased the entire stock of Dr.
Ford offers for sale a variety of '
DliUUS AND MEDCIJSS, . ' .
Patent Medicines,' Perfumery 4c. &c. ' '
MEDICINE CHESTS J -
furnished and refitted with neatness and despatch.'
.T : -A! SODA 1UL'.MAL - .! '!
kept on the premises and prescriptions , carefully
put up by Air. Anted AY iborz. - -5t-24 -
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Thn iinflcrei'wiPiT t!is4rTT'pr9 on hfiftnl th K. T,
w '-r""- i 1 i,
FROST, oh, her .lart passajre from San'Franeisco to
Honolulu,1 beg' to. tender to Capt; Dcnisdn Hemp
stead, thcir'gratcful acknowledgements for his uni
form kindness, arid 'attention 'to all their want3.
Ther ako taker filrnsuro m recommendincr the E. ll
Frost to the rrhvclir! g public a? a fast, safe and com-
fAvfoVila inaenf '
WM. 1 MOOKK, 1 v
GEO. MOHRISj J
R. H. BOWLTN", ,
H. A. CARTER, H
II. I SHELDON",
G. B.LA.WE CE,
FREIGHT OR PASSAGE
JLfSr? -ThcsVip : Ililjbi'AtJGUSTA, N.-Fales,
Iffif.- Master, will he despatched for the above
port in .all next, -month, The above vessel has good
acconmiodatUias for passengers and room : left for
about.4900 bbUi on. freight.,. For further particulars
applv.to.t:.-. . -.. , . .... LEWIS & CO. .,
Honolulu, Oct. 6, lj3o3-U-22i(..; ; : , .
-0 X J TJ D G E ' S :U ' A. W
JTi Tierces very superior Boston - Sugar Cured
11 uro -r i-i -- -1 Ptrtc. k -
Oct. 14, 18o3-tf-23 ' v -i.'- I
Tf h BBLS. Cars'hboks.'mraieby7
... t. ; ; TJCE& Co. 4
:t Crape Shawls.
T ?AttoayET A-rj' CorKskLLoa "u Law,
i,."At tlie office of Richard M, Bowiin, Esq.. on Fort
street near 'Merchant, where all business in. the Cue
of hi profession will be strictly, and promptly at
tended to, . . f; ' . :.. .'. . : .. . - :t
Doeds, Mortgages, WiLLj'and'jall other legal iuc
struments drawn with accuracy and diapatch. .-J
Honolulu, OcUlS-53 rrt.-.t fc.-s , :'.tf-2$
verr elejiant heavily embroidered crape
sharrls lan;e size, for sale or , , ' , ; "
,V) lHi! JJElLSONat Rich & Coa.
C n a ut ijo txtji.
' United States Commission, I
' Honolulu, October 17, 1853. ( f
Sir I have the honor to enclose copies of let. 0
tcr from the Sccrctanr of State and tho Post r
ter General of the . United States, by which yo
will perceive that your Teqnest that a separate mail I
bag for the Sandwich Islands be made up at New
York, has been complied with, and instructions -
given accordingly. -'"
- ,Yery. respectfully, j ,'! "
'i J ...... - I have' the honor to be
. ' your obcTt servant,
His Extellencf; f LUTHER SEVI31ANCE. .
,R. C. WrLLici ' ;
' Minister of Foreign Relations.'"' ''
Department of State 1
Washington Aug. 18,1853.
ToLuUier Severance, Esq.'.': . .
Sir, A copy of your despatch No. 78, and of
the note addressed to you by the Hawaiian Slinis.
ter of 'Foreign Relations, -was immediately aft j
its receipt transmitted to the' Postmaster General
. ; I have the gratification to. enclose herewith copy '
of his reply, dated the 15th inst, from which joa '
will 'learn, that in accordance whh Mr. Wylliet
wishes, instructions have been issued, to the Post-'
master at New York to make up a sealed mail to -the
Sandwich Islands.';.' ;': ' 7'. '.'. .
I am, sir, respectfully, ; - -V
'" ' ." - your obedient servant, 'l i
" J'"' ' : ' av. l. marcy, ' ;
Foreign OfEce, October 19, 1853.
' Siri I had the honor to receive yesterday,"yonr
klespatch Ho 52, of thJl.ingtantv .pn,tiTig
copy of another f jqa Uk IlenoraMo. Secretary of
State at Washington, dated . 18th August, stating
that the Post master General of the Pfited States
had given instructions that a separate mail bag for
these islands should be made up at New ; York;
and I , have,' fespectfuJIy to ' request', that yon will
make known to'the Honorable Secretary of Stated
the thanks of the K log's ' government , for the
I 1.-1 .u. iLi '- '.i'''L' ll'."-':-'-.' 1' ' .ti:!' t.t'y -?
have been acceded to, by the proper department
of the government of the United' States. '-' ' '
I am happy to renew the assurance of the dis
tinguished respect and consideration with which I
have the honor to be, sir,' ' J'i 'r,7 ; -
,-,.. '.; ..( . -
t. Your most obedient. .. -;
humble servant;- .. 1 '
LtrriiER Sevekace, Esq. - R. C. WYLLIEl
U. S. Commissioner, &c. &cl '
' DIED. . t ;
At fTnnriltihi. nn th ITtlkinat. ttth Rnrl rnaMMi
Mr. B. arrival Trtum Califuruta rrftti 1m ik J nA u
was from Phu-ltlphm, and U-ft a will, making verhte prop
erty to a sister rrsuhug in thai ity. . , : -
MA JUNE JOURNAL.
TORT OF HONOLULU ;;:; '
. Arrivals, V;.".,-. ,ff
Am bk Henine, llrtnptead, Honolulu, Sn w, Sudok
Am b A .Mad-il, Wuiz, X. 4isp, 13i w,6,oeb
- f h Arrtir, Gdieff, F. If Sn p, 8i wfc, J7,ooo k.
HNS Prrkm, A lien, NL,tkw wk, Sum kone.
nh Nile, I'uoklm, Upl 1j mp.OoSo wk, i,OM b
" li Mobawk, b'watD, Xan uooap. ..
" gf Ix.jan, While, X B, 3oo p, Sioo wh, 2n,ooe b
" bk WT VVhton, Mntik, NU"oow, lo,oonfc
" t b Voper, toper. X L, 4n k. 7vm ku.
' sli l.ver, Babrvck, IJu m b, lo bone.
" j-Ii Om'd Keturn, M inj, 15ou wh, 9ikw boa.
" sb Citiz.n. l!aily, Nun , o wh, 7.wo bone.
" sh CalifirfnuK WcmmI, X B, Ian rp, tlte wk, Soaa
44 .riet-or, frapo, Mys luo wh, 13m b.
" b .Marj- Martin, alocnm, X 11, 3oo wb, 4nM b
" h N..rtb ftar, Itrnwn, X B, 7i wk, llco koa.
h Enterprise, l"efcM, X R, IfMoWb. 175m trnte. -
" ab CtwiDlhian, iSluan, XlJwSooKp,.irh, looeb
" sli Kiman, Tripp, .too sp, 9uo wb, 6 bun.
" bk Alice Kr7.ier, Taber, toon wj, mo do.
" b le, Lake, S F,9.tt wh. 18uo bone.
h Herald, Cl.dim, X B, loSo wk. lenMtwae
21 " h E. AdHm.4, Smith, X B, I loo wh, lo,oooa.
' .,Micn!fTE!J" i ;
Am bk ihrmonr, R? era, lto da fin N. Loxhx.
Am Mb E. L. i'Mt, 1 j da fro gaa Fraacteo. , . i
- Vessels in Port.
Adi clipper chip Sbnolin); 9vur, waitiof cargo
44 ship Keuj. Howard, andem , ' , do.
M nhip Metlianic's Uwi, , do.
" bark ijophrunia, noon for California.
Br barque Mary Catherine, Uoberfctoa. - -
- bk Orkney l.an. Mania. , ,'.
Am h Harriet Hoxie, Man waring. "
" sh Montauk. Budd. , - . V
of OS. '
h Jnd;e S-baw, Curti.
u bk Bheriiif, Alorse. .
brig Zoe, Paty.
French sch Martha, Brown.
Am bk Harmony, Refer.
Am sch E. 1- Front, Hempataad. -
hin Win. Tell, Tabor.
. Sh Arrtie f.ll.lt . '
Sh Helen Anmita, Kale.
Sh Delta, Weeka.
fBk X. 8. Perkiik, Allan.- '
,Sh N ile, Conklia. i ;" . :
Sh Hunter, Holt. - "
Bk Phillip I, fixeon.'
bb Menkar, Peaa. -
Sh GolroBda, Uraifbeity. "
Kk Black Eagle, Ludlow. - '
Bk f ioaeer. Billings. -,
Sh Coral, Debart
Sh Abieail. Drew. " J l '
Bk North America, Mmn. '
Sh Franrea Henrietta, Swain
Sh Allied Gibbs, Jepaej-., ;
Sh Janu, t'ornell ' .,,
Bk Awasnnnks, Ijiwreaca.
Sh Robin lload, Mtiinley.
Sh UartnOMtli, Maacbeter.
Sh Henry K see I and, Vinall.
Sh F.lenra, Fiak.
Sh Empire, Henry. - ' . i. '..
sh Maixlta, Co. .
Oil .11UOIWB, vwtnwm. f
h Loean, Wbiea. -' -!Sh
W. T. WTeatB),Coaaaock.
jSb Vesper Leper. . - -ilij
Sh Dover, Baacock. ,
Sh Cond Retnra, Wij. . :.
Citiseaj. Bainr. -. -' -'l 1
Shfalifarsia, Vfood , '
h Meteor, Crapa
fSh Mary 4i Martlia,
'." a Xortb mar. Brown. -rih
Euterpriza, Paa. . .
',Sh Corinthian 8tnara . .
Sh Kxnan. Trips,
.iBk a He Fraslar, Taber.
8b Xile, Lake. t; '
S flerald, Slocator. i i
di iieroine, nemTf an. t
b laa Adam, Sou A.
From a carefttl obaerrauon made k Cant. Staart of tka Con
Inthian. on hie paaeage frotn New Zealand to tbo Arctic, be
fully satiafied that Suwarow ltlaoJ ii laid down oa hie chart
x mileawrst ofitatnae'poaition. ; f f j '
. tit reenmnienda abipa. to keep a food lookett while rawiOf -
in that neighborhood. Lau 18 15 A. Lone. 1633 35 W.
On the 9ih of March. 1H5-3. the same ahindtaCMriterlaa (alaixt.
not laid down en the chart---tt iS. Lalva7U,LaC. n9
lJ V , Sa the breaker and band it to be a daainn reef.
exiemliocC by S. aaU W. by X' t IS miles kmm b three
broad.' VA amhH part of the reef above water. Caa re aeea bat
eight miles in clear weather.- J ... ':
Shin Corinthian, in the Aiftfe Oreaa AunatSI TA53. srhiTe
layinr to in a rnle orwmJ ad bad sea. oa). at aald-aicht
came ia contact with Ihe ehip-Mary of Edf artewa waicfe daat- r
aged as a follow Lnst k.f, Jib Slut ttia Jib-boema, bow- , I
sprit ahro'Kla ami aprunt mir bowsprit, broke is ear rail la two
place and chafed our aeip very bail otherwise. i " ;
wttt aow oa ooaru one 01 too Marys a.acaors aao hj- r
log jib which she left with oa white in contact.
, 1 Ships apoken by the Jtreh. .
July 27th, E. L. B1 Jeney, near the Bottia lalaads , 136w 8s,
, bk. Winthrop, -. - . , aswao.
Ang . t, Hope ef X- B., Lat 33 .. Lftif I" : J ol"" .
" 11, Alabama, or .aantactet. ai. an. ao. iowun.
.... .. ! 1 '
M 'l !; ,PORT.OFJ JaAIIAINA
r-' - Arrived. "
Oct U Am sh Eniiiy SforfaryjEwer, Itoo p.
IH-t - n pnuhp de la Xoye, Pierce, To ap,55w, Sooe
ah Samuel Robertson, wauBMra, 7o wa, 10 ew
M bk Anadir, Swift, 26oo wh, M.ooe b.
u ah Alexander, Ryaa,llowk,S,ooeboae.
- h Otier Crocker, Cask, oo .
M sh Omega, FUher, 14n wb, 9ooo brtee.
- ah Draper, Coffin, 9bS p, 35o jnh, Seoo boa. . .'
" sh fouth Bostosj, &ypf, 25ao wh, 9noe do.
1 Tr sh Pallas, Cbandlenr. aoe wb.
1 1 Am ah Good Return, Wing, 3h wh.
10 " ah Croone, Sherman, S5o ap 3eo wa, 5oeo ae-
- . - : - i 'i.
rnrT rv Tttt rr '
Oct fShip Xonnany Chanty IBM 65o sp,
. Benj. Morgan, Chape?, f B, Kemmh, 9C)o k X
- Careoae, ftifford, N B, 13oap, leowh. . I
- . Mercnry, llimon, N B, o wh,ooooa' ; I
9 ftlary Aan, DaJlauaa, f If,loo sp, Moo w, 3ooel
13 Bark Barah Sheaf, Wail; X B, ll5e wh.Uoe boo. ,
U Ship KutusoU, Tierct, X K, 13oe wKwi aons.
. - FOIl SALE.5:.'" '
Tmr STORE AND PREMISES aow oecupirf
by OULICK,& CT.ARK, on King street Fo
particulars inquire at the store. - - - tf-20
wVK .CQIUS "WHALEl USB for aale fty -1
Oct: 14 1 S5S-tf-2 , . UiWIS & CO.