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SATURDAYS NOVEMBER 5, 1853.
Tahiti Vindicated. v
- We have been honored, through the Argus of:
22d Oct, with a long and somewhat caustic com
munication, addressed personally to us by " The
English aud Americans n residing at ' Papeete,
' Tahiti, in which they profess to have been injured
by us, because we republished, from the Alta
California, a letter written by Capt. Wakeman, of
the steamer New Orleans ! , .
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They say, " You have seen fit also, by a caption
and editorial remarks, not only to endorse those as
sertions, but, if 'possible, to direct them more
pointedly this way." To this assertion we demur.
. The caption as well as the whole letter, we took
from the Alta, and we have seen it u voluntarily
republished" in other California papers, as well as
at Panama, New York and in other eastern cities
Our " editorial remarks " at the head of the article
were as follows: "From the Alta California of
May 19th, we take the following correspondence.
What he says in relation to the port of Honolulu,
we can vouch J or. We did not, nor do we now,
vouch for anything else contained in Capt. W's
letter. So far as we have personal knowledge,
we can vouch for nothing else. His statements
were given to our readers, as all editors of news
papers give such information, for what they were
worth. .. If incorrect, they are certainly open to
the contradiction of those acquainted with the
facts. . But to hold every editor who has copied
that correspondence responsible for the statements
made, unless he has endorsed them, and declared
them true,' is assuming untenable ground, and
adopting a line of argument as injurious as unjust
Capt. Wakeman, over his own signature, gave his
statement to the California press, and he is respon
sible for it. In copying it into the Polynesian, we
did it as a matter of interest to our readers, pre
Burning, under such circumstances, that Capt. W.
would not . communicate false statements, which
were so easily susceptible of being disproved.
So much for the how, the why and the wherefore
of our republication of the letter. To disparage
the port of Papeete and exalt Honolulu at its ex
pense, was no part of our motive.
- We deem it unnecessary to take up, terialim, all
the points introduced by the writer of this letter
in contradiction of Capt VPs. statements. It
would appear that many if not a majority of his
material assertions are controverted and denied.
One of them is confirmed. He stated that coals
cost him " about thirty dollars a ton, put on board."
The, letter says they were supplied at $28 per ton,
leaving us the inference that he put them on board
himself. . ' .
His representation of the capacity of the har
bor of Papeete, seems to have been greatly at
fault , He. calls it "a snug little, harbor large
enough to accommodate about ten vessels." ' The
letter writer save, it is capable of "sheltering in
perfect safety, at least five hundred first rate ships
at any one time." If this be true, it must not only
be "deeper and more capacious than Honolulu,"
but three or four times as large, which we are as
sured by persons who are acquainted with it, it is
not - ' ' . ' r :
His assertion that .$10 is charged for anchorage,
is denied. ' " No charge whatever is or has been
made tor. anchorage, or harbor dues at this port
since the protectorate was founded."
His assertion that water could only be had with
difficulty, is also denied ; while it is alledged that j
there is no port upon the extended coasts of the
Pacific, where water can be so conveniently and so
abundantly had as at Papeete, and that the New
Orleans waaherself supplied, from the several
conduits of water pouring constantly into the har
bor over the wharves, and it cost her not one cent !
' Capt Ws. declaration that pork is from 10 to
20 cents per pound, on the foot, is said not even to
be " slightly shaded by truth," while native pro
duce has been hitherto abundant beyond the de
mand. ', . . , - '
The assertion of Capt Wakeman that " the na
tives will not even bring the bundles of fruit, to
your boat after it is purchased," is stoutly denied,
" while the converse of what he attributes to them
is true.",' " They are the most obliging kanakas to
be met with in the Pacific Islands." ' ";
" We have cited the ' above, which are the mo3t
important items.' commented upon, for the simple
reason that we agree with the letter writer, whom
we know very well, that " false intelligence, when
it acts upon the shipping interests, is little short cf
criminal.". So we regard it ; and no consideration
.of any kind could ever induce us to become,
knowingly, the medium of giving such " false in
telligence" to our readers.- Capt. W's. letter we
found going the rounds of the commercial and
newspaper 'press, and we copied it accordingly.
For the truth of the statements we did not vouch.
The letter addressed to us contradicts them, and
our readera will judge between them. .That the
hirbor of Honolulu affords many advantages for
the safety and recruiting of ships, no one will de
ny ; that Papeete has also its advantages, appears
clearly made out by the letter published in the
Argus. "Each will no doubt secure the visits of
those ships whose business, safety or interest will
be best promoted by entering them. But the idea
that any vessel in distress, and Tahiti the nearest
refuge, would be deterred : from going there by
the publication of Capt Wakcman's letter, is
highly, ridiculous. '' A captain of a ship who should
be thus influenced, would be mad., ,-
We. have no knowledge of Capt Wakeman,
whatever, except ai. master of a large steamer
bound froai 'California to Australia.' Orrhis way
he touched . at Tahiti and from thence wrote a
letter to the California press, which we copied.
Scores o( other papers did the same, and each and
every one of them : is just as much open to the
charge of "perpetrating- injustice upon Papeete,"
as wo are.,-We deny. the charge, and refer the
writer of the letter to Capt W. for an explanation
of his motives in writing tof troth,' what is said to
be highly exaggerated, if not false altogether, and
gratuitously injurious to the port and residents of
Papeete.1 For ourselves, we disclaim any such
motive or design. ; . f "; V v " ,
Pacific RiaaoAD Scrvxt. The Tort Smith
(Ark) Herald, of the 6tb, sarsi -
-Lieut Whipple's Surveying party were at Sans
lion oa the 31st July last, distant fzonrthis r!ace
forty-aeven miles. . The surrey thus far has been of
the most favorable character ,
Ships, Shipping, Ac. ;
The New, York Herald announces that asteam
er is , now on the stocks at Greenport which is ex
pected to cross the Atlantic from New York to
England in,wiihin SIX days, in all seasons, with
greater comfort to passengers and less risk to life
than by the present conveyances. : This steamer
is being constructed under the plans and specifica
tions of William Norris, civil engineer, and John
W. Griffiths, naval architect, who have patented
their improvements in the United States, England
and France. . ..; . ?-. .... .,.., , , ., ,
The clipper Brig Boston, Capt Tapley, arrived
at San Francisco, hence, on the 6th -of October, in
25 days. She discharged her cargo and cleared
out again on the 13tb; sailed on the 14th, and
arrived here again on the 29th, with freight and
passengers. She also brought the mail of Sept.
5th from New York. ,-. : '
The Nestoriaw, Capt. Blish, arrived on the
31st, 151 days from New York. This ship brings
one of the largest cargoes ever entered at. this
port ; she has 1440 tons on board, the largest pro
portion of which is on freight for whaleships, con
sisting of 6tores, provisions, shoots, &c &c. She
has also brought a water boat, with all the neces
sary apparatus for supplying ships inside or out
side the harbor, without the trouble of sending
their casks to the wharf to be filled.
The steamship Georgia, sailed from New
York on the 5th of Sept with the mails, passen
gers, goods and expresses, for Aspinwall. Shortly
after getting to sea she sprung a-leak, and was
with difficulty kept afloat till she reached Norfolk,
Va., on the 6th, where she 6unk in 20 feet water.
The passengers and mails were saved, with Ad
ams & Co's Express goods but the majority, if
not all the other expresses, were lost.
The steamer Cherokee, belonging to the
same Company as the Georgia, was burnt at the
wharf in New York, and the loss occasioned there
by was nearly half a million of dollars. She had
a . valuable freight on board, and neither ship or
freight were insured.
The Brig Baltimore, hence, arrived at Syd
ney, and had been in quarantine. She subse
quently sold for $8,850, a high price for a vessel
of her class and character. -
The Anontma, (late Kaluna, of this port,)
was run into by the steamer West Wind, on the
2d of August, and ripped up fore and aft, carrying
everything before her. The Geelong "Advertiser
says, "Had she been struck a few feet further ail,
nothing could have saved her from immediately
sinking. She proceeded to Williamstown, to
which place they hoped to keep her afloat"
: A communication in the New Era and Argus,
from Capt M. M. Webster, former master and
owner, confirms the rumor published in the Polyn
esian two weeks ago, in relation to the loss of the
Iorcha Premier. We regret to learn that she
went to pieces in the harbor of llaliehaku, and
that nothing was saved but her sails and some of
the running gear.
Dates from Pernambuco of Aug. 3d, an
nounce the ship Huntress, Lambert, arrived Aug.
1st While the captain was on shore to get a
supply of stores, the mate and officers in charge of
the ship, lying off and on the harbor, struck on a
"reef south of the harbor, where she lay for two or j
three days, when she was partially discharged, got
off and brought to anchor off the harbor, to ascer
tain the damage she had received. The Huntress
sailed from this port, (Honolulu,) on the 2Gth of
April, with a full freight of oil and bone, and some
passengers, among whom was the family of Mr.
McCoughtry, Mrs. Welsh and Mr. Edward Brown,
of Honolulu. "'
-.The coasting bark Louisa, (Magdala,) arrived
on the 2d inst with cargo of cattle from Hawaii.
She lost but three on the voyage down, and landed
the balance in good condition. -'. ' -j
The ship Eliza Warwick, on her. return
from this port to New Bedford, was sold to a firm
in New York, whence she will hereafter hail.
Items. " ' ,
An extensive fire occurred in Sonora California,
on the 4th of October, at which one life was lost,
and property to the amount of $300,000. Individ
ual losses ranged as high as $23,000.
. Important repairs on the road between Cruces
and Panama,' have recently been effected ; so that
the mail bags are taken over in 12 hours, includ
ing all stopages.' . . : . ,
John Mitchell the Irish patriot, had escaped
from his bondage in Van Dieraan's Land, and had
arrived at San Francisco with his wife and 'chil
dren, by way of Tahiti. He was warmly received
in California. His intention was soon to leave for
Brooklyn, to join his mother who resides in that
city. . . - -,
-' The Brig Arrow, has been' seized by Gen.
Hitchcock, in San Francisco, under the charge
that she was about engaging in an unlawful expe
dition against a Mexican state, at," peace with the
United States. A writ of replevin issued from the
Superior Court, to recover the vessel, but was re
sisted ; whereupon Gen. H, Collector Hammond
and Mayor Andrews were cited to appear, and
show cause why they resisted the mandaet of the
Court' This will bring up the whole question at
issue between the civil and military authorities;
and settle the question. . , . ;
- -. w A Year of Pestilence. ; ;
Death has been very busy during .the past year
in many parts of : the world. At these islands the
small pox has connted its victims by thousands,
principally among the natives. v The yellow fever
has been raging vrith great virulence on a greater
portion of the South Pacific coast At Callao and
Lima, by the' last accounts,' places which are
among the most healthy in the world, the fever was
carrying off a "great many. Cathagena and even
Panama have been visited by it. At the island of
Hayti probably not less than one hundred officers
and seamen have died, besides a large number of
the inhabitants. At Jamaica, Demerara, Antigua,
&c, it has been very fatal. The West India
English fleet has lost many seamen, and several
valuable officers, of the disorder. In one case a
British steamer lost seventy-five..,men. In Cu
ba, the cholera, small pox, and yellow fever to
gether have carried offj many thousands. ' Rio
Janeiro has been visited as usual, the British Con
sul, among others, falling a victim to the dreadful
disorder. At Bahia also it had been quite fatal;
and in New Orleans it has already. carried off as
many victims as during the visitation of 1847,
though perhaps fewer persons of eminence. , Out
of a population numbering now less than one hun
dred thousand, the deaths by yellow fever in New
Orleans have reached two hundred per day. Re
ports of its having reached New York were in cir
culation a few days since but we hope it will not
get a hold there. - . : '"'
Such is the fatal experience of the places men
tioned, and the list might be extended to some parts
of Australia, where, although no epidemic has
raged, yet death has claimed an unusual number
of victims, though diseases incident .to a change
of climate, poor accommodations, &c. - Sumatra
and the East Indies have also been visited by
cholera, with fatal results. ; , . - , . .
We earnestly hope that we have here passed the
crisis, and that the sad work of the destroyer will
be stayed. From the reports that come in, it
seems that but little small pox remains on the oth
er islands of the group, and on Oahu, the mortality
appears much diminished, while in Honolulu, we
are not aware of a case remaining. '
A Water Boat.
Messrs. R. Coady &. Cohave imported by the
Nestorian a regular water boat, capable of holding
2,000 gallons of water, and fitted out with force
pump, hose, sails, &c, in approved style. The
advantages of this means of supplying ships with
water are too obvious to require comment at any
length, as they have been proved in other seaports
to entire satisfaction. To ships touching outside,
and which do not come in, this boat will prove
particularly acceptable;1 'as the old plan of send
ing their casks ashore in a 6cow is-both expensive
and slow. With this boat, a supply can be spee
dily put on board, and without trouble to the cap
tain and crew. ...
Whalers, -with large crews, casks, and every fa
cility for the purpose, can perhaps water their
ships from the shore to their satisfaction; but
men-of-war and merchant : vessels would in most
Cases prefer to have their water brought alongside
by a boat, and pumped in directly from her, than
to water, as at present by sending casks ashore.
We understand this boat is to be immediately
coppered and put in order, when her capacities
will be tested. We have no doubt this attempt to
accommodate shipping with the indispensable ar
ticle of water,' will add another to the inducements
for vessels bound to China, to give us a call, at
least, if they do not come into the harbor. Suc
cess to the attempt..
Currents of the Ocean near the Islands. .
: On the 27th of October" a small cask drifted
ashore at Hauula, Island of Oahu, which was
opened by a native, and found to contain a tin
case about 14 inches loug.' VHe brought' the case
to Honolulu, and on opening it, it was found to
contain a memorandum, written in several lan
guiges, the' purport of which was, that the cask
was thrown overboard from II. B. M'sS. Rattle
snake, on the 20th of July, 1853, Latitude 21 deg.
7 min. N, Longitude deg. 151 31 West It was
requested that any one-finding the case should for
ward it to the -Admiralty, in 1 England, in order
that the currents might be determined which had
floated the cask until picked up! J -' . -
It appears from the dates, position, &cn that the
cask was just one hundred days afloat,' and that it
made one half a ' degree of latitude north, ' and
6 deg. 21 min.' longitude west .
Hauula is in Latitude 21 deg. 44 min. north, and
is'situated on the windward side of Oahu, in the
district of KoolauLoa, some 30 miles from Hono
lulu. ' The distance from the point where the cask
was thrown overboard, to the place where it was
picked up, was very nearly 360 mil es--eho wing a
nearly westerly current of 3 1-2 miles in 24 hours
including, , however, the" action of the wind upon
that portron of the cask exposed above the surface
of the water. ' r V" '' ;" ' '
The Sidney Herald of Aug., 3d says, "a pro
clamation was issued last night,' setting forth that
it has been reported that small pox is prevalent
at San Francisco, at Honolulu, and at the island
of Tanna, in the New Hebrides, and directing that
all vessels from these places shall, on arrival in
Sydney, be place in quarantine. ; A second pro
clamation declares that the small pox has made
its appearance on" board the brig " Director,"
which is ordered into quarantine, and all passen
gers who have left the said brig are warned that
unless they proceed to tVe quarantine station with
their luggage, they will be apprehended." .
The Maitland Mercury says, the cholera still
continues to prevail in Sumatra, and a number of
deaths occur. -' At. Calcutta, and other parts of
India it is also prevailing,: and proves quite fatal to
foreigners and strangers
We have dates from Sydney, though the Califor
nia papers, to the "18111 of August - The princi
pal item of importance is the effort of miners to
induce .the government to i lower or repeal the
monthly duty of 30s., as more than they can pay,
while the procuring of the license occasions a
great loss of time, and other inconveniences of a
vexatious character. (',' . ; ,
A committee had been named to procure relief
for the sufferers by the loss of the Monumental
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City. . ...... .. ,., . .
The 4th of - July was celebrated with . much
spirit by the Americans in Melbourne. ' 150
guests were present J ' - . . , .' ': . ,;
Return of the Royalist. '
This vessel arrived at this port from Tahiti oh
the 2d inst in nineteen days. We learn that she
successfully performed the main object of iier voy
age,' which was, to carry from this port to Fatuhi-
wa, one of the Marquesas Islands, a company bf
native Hawaiian Missionaries, consisting of two
clergymen and two teachers, with teeir wives, and
Mr. Bicknel, a foreigner! to that island to reside;'
We hear that the French authorities at Tahiti
cordially countenanced the enterprise, and offered
protection and assistance in case of need,' .' .'
The teachers were landed and established at
Fatuhiwa, under as favorable ' circumstances as
were expected, and is hoped, by the Society that
sends them out that their endeavors to christianize
the warlike inhabitants of the Marquesas will prove
successful. Goyou into all the world and preach
the gospel to every creature," is the marching or
der, as the late Duke of Wellington once said, and
these native Hawaiians have regarded ' it as their
duty to obey. v ' , V': '. .
room was entered, and the government safe stolen
The los3 of the safe was , not discovered till
next morning, as it stood under a table covered
with a cloth. Marks were found .where it had
been dragged down the hill towards the water, but
no further traces of it had been discovered, or any
clue to the bold and skillful t perpetration of the
robbery, up to the 29th.- " ' , " -
The safe contained a considerable amount of
money, (about $2,000,) besides some silver ware
A part of the cash consisted of Mexican and Bo-J
livian doubloons, the balance in mixed com ; the
larger proportion belonged' to 'the estate of J.
Ruddach. . " rTT -
This double crime of firing a building and rob
bery calls for the utmost vigilance in detecting the
perpetrators, and we notice a reward of $200 is
offered for the apprehension of the thief and the
recovery of the properly, or $100 for the detection
of the thief alone." We earnestly hope both will
(pp-On Thursday of last week, the Plenipo
tentiary of France, Monsieur Perrin,', visited the
corvette Moselle," and received a salute i of thir
teen guns. ' - " s ,
On the 20th ultimo the Commander of the
French Corvette Moselle, accompanied by the
French Commissioner, called upon Lieutenant
Prince Liholiho, and the King's Ministers. .
Her Britannic Majesty's Consul General, visited
the French Corvette Moselle on the 2d instant
and on leaving was saluted with 13 guns. ;
On the 3d His Royal Highness Lieutenant
General Prince Liholiho, visited the same ship,
was received with manned yards as Crown Prince
and on his departure a Royal Salute of 21 guns,
'' Ladies Fair. '
By a notice in another column it will be 6een
that a Fair, to raise funds for building a house of
worship, will be held on Tuesday evening, JNov
15th, at the Court House, in Honolulu. '
Ever foremost in good ' works, we are happy to
perceive that the ladies have taken the initiative
in the attempt to raise funds for this worthy and
commendable object , Their nimble fingers have,
for a considerable period, been busily at work
guided by skill and taste, and the result of their
combined labors will appear at the tables of the
Fair, on the night in question. .;.
In this connection it may not be improper to
state, that a large and well located building lot
has been purchased, and is now held by the Trus
tees in behalf of the church and congregation,
upon which to erect a neat and commodious house
of worship, as soon as a sufficient fund can be
raised. The necessity of thus providing church
accommodations for the increasing foreign popula
tion of Honolulu, will, we think, be admitted by
all, who place a value upon such privileges. The
effort to raise the requisite funds, in a place where
buildine is so expensive as in Honolulu, will re
quire the nnited concurrence of all friendly to the
enterprise : the ladies have taken the first step
towards it, and we commend their attempt to a
generous community for their co-operation and
Where is the Steamer?
Wc have heard this question often asked during
the few past days, but are as little able to answer
it, as those that ask. From representations made
we did expect one along ere this, but she has not
yet arrived. She may have - been delayed in her
time of sailing, .and may yet come down to engage
in the coasting trade. We see no allusion to her
sailing in our San Francisco papers up to the 14th
of October, and she was expected to have sailed
on the loth. - We hope to report her arrival in our
next . ' .
Sale of Market Stalls. .'
The auction sale of Market Stalls on Thursday,
amounted to $43.25 for the quarter ending Feb.
1st, 1854. 4
The same stalls for the quarter ending Nov. 1st,
amounted to " . -.; - $177.53.
For the quarter ending Feb. 1st, 1853, the a
mount was ' $1,258.00.
The high price realized a year ago was occa
sioned by the competition of Chinamen, who were
anxious to come in for share of the business. '
; ; 'Daring Robbery on Kauai, -
; By private letters from Kauai we learn that on
Monday evening, the 24th of October, between 8
ana y o clock, some villain or villains set fire to Mr.
Reynold's corn house, which was iust to wmAwrA
of Judge ; Bond's premises, and while Mr. ; and
airs, ispnd were engaged in saving one . of
their own buildings which was in danger, his bed-
-' A, gentleman who has recently visited the island
of Molokai, speaks of the schools as follows :
; "I must really say that Lwas much pleased
with some of the schools on that island, more es
pecially withjthose at, Halawa, and Kaluaaha; there
is great praise due Mr. D wight for his untiring
zeal in instructing the pupils attached to the latter
school. : I was truly astonished to see fifty chil
dren 4 (boys and girls) stand up in their turn 'and
read a verse out of the English Bible, and then
translate it into Hawaiian. "Besides the children
in that district appear to be much better dressed
than any that I have seen elsewhere. Halawa
school certainly ranks next to Kaluaaha. I am
sorry that I cannot speak so highly of the Lahaina
schools, in fact, the children in Lahaina are not
half so well dressed; they are dirty and ill-bred,
and can bear no comparison with the school going
children of Molokai. You will please to under
stand that I speak generally, of course , there are
many exceptions." ; - . - -
The disadvantageous appearance of the school
going children in Lahaina is easily accounted for,
from the fact that they are surrounded by tempta
tions to vice much more than those on Molokai,
and other remote districts.' I In all the seaports it
is more difficult to keep op theVchools, and lead
the youth in the paths of knowledge and virtue
than in other places. Parents have but little con
trol over them .anywhere, and hence they become
an easy prey where temptations are great The
attempt of the native' children tolearn the English
language is a most gratifying fact No effort
should be spared to help them along with a work
so difficult and expensive, and yet so essential to
their future welfare. ,The' English language is
now a regular study in the several high schools at
Lahainaluna, Hilo, and Waioli ; also in some nth
er schools. . f : .' . , .
The whole number of children studying English
in Mr. D wight's select school during the second
quarter of the present year was. 109,; -..The whole
number of Bchool children on the island was 87G.
We are sorry to learn that the public schools had
to be' suspended during the third quarter, for the
want of; funds. It is the first time such a thing
has occurred on that island for many years ,
" '. : - - Mails. : '
; The mail for San Francisco, per the E. L.
Frost, will close this "dat (Satpbdat,) at 2
For Lahaina this day and Monday.
For Kauai this day.' . v. iv . f A- '
,The RriV Boston broueht the U. S. Matt ;-of
Sept 5th and California dates to :the 14tb of
October.' ; .' " -' " ' - '
The California, papers contain still later dates
from Europe and the Atlantic States, received by
the Nicaragua route, in advance 'of the mail.
London dates to the 27th of ; August, and New
York to the 13th of Sept have reached U3.
The news possesses but little importance, so
far as republished in the Ca'ifornia press.. :.The
item, of most interest is the brief ; notice, that
Turkey is in danger, (more apparent than before)
of being attacked -by Russia, and abandoned to
her fate by the Western powe'rg. ; r i
' Exgla.nd". Mr. Buchanan has reached the
Court of St James .and presented his credentials.
. - The London' Times contains a stringent article
against the appointment of Mr. Soule to the Court
of Madrid, and 'urges his objection upon the
The price of bread is rising in London.
France. The French Government has order
ed the construction of three line-of-batt'.e ships.
It has also agreed to admit ice free of duty.' ;
Mr. Soule had arrived at Paris.' ' ' . ,
Spaix. Mr. Soule is in Paris. It is still un
certain how he will be received in Spain.
J3 i); 3, iit'lj o r i t i;
Appointed by His Excellency 'the Governor nf '
Oahu, Ma a lea, to be poundkeepcr at Kualoa, Kob. '-' -laupoko,
Oahu, in place of Benson Bean, resigned. :
' ----'. '' " 'AN ACT ' J'
TO AMEND THE LAW RELATING TO PUBLIC
-.' ; AUCTIONEERS. v
' -" ; : ' Approved, Nov. 2d, 1353.
Bb it bnacted by the King, the Nobles aud Repre- '
. ' sentatives of the Hawaiian Islands in LegUla-
. Live- Council assembled .
Honolulu Tort Charges. Merchant;
Tonnage, (ships disl cargo only) pr ton register. 15c.
Filotage, in and out, each way per foot, $1.00
Health Certificate, . - - . . .1.00
Buoys, - . - - - - 2.00
Manifest,- ' - . - - :. 1.00
Ilarbor Master, - '- r . , . " v3-00
Clearance, . -. - '- .' . "r:1.00
Pilotage for anchoring vessel outside, which )
does not enter the harbor, O.OO
Tiarfage pr. ton pr. day, '- : - ,, 2c.
Water, filled at the wharf, pr. bbl., . - ::' 12Jc.
Ballast pr. ton, stone, ' ' - - $3 and 3.50
Shipping Seamet; foreign ' ' V t : I- - 3.00
do. do. natiYe, '.;j .,.- ..; . , lOj
JJay .Labor, do- . ; - - 10
do", do. .: foreign, '.. - . - 2.50
, ." . :. Port Charges. Whalers. : .
Buovs,--"!' r'ti:'J !:f $2.00
Health Certificate, ..-'-,- ' 1.00
Pilotage, in and out, each way, pr. foot, - 1.00
Harbor Master, - : -' : - - ' 3.00
Clearance, - - - - 1.00
Whalers can land goods to the value of $200 free
ot duty, $1,000 worth additional at o pr. cent with
out being liable to tonnage dues, but if they land
more than $1,200 (including the $200 free of duty,)
they are subject to the same liabilities as merchant
vessels. :: ." - '
Products of the whale fishery transhipped free,
except entry-and permit.
X.5f Merchant vessels touching for repairs, sup
plies or refreshmeents, advices, t hipping or dis
charge of crew, and landing passengers, are exempt
from tonnage dues.
. That section second of Resolution to amend tie
law relating to the License Public Auctioneers," .
passed June 2th 18-51; shall be and is hereby amend-
by striking out the words for the island ofcllaw (wa
htuidrcd dollar.". t ? f j j , i ? r i
f i t ' ' ... I I. ll i .
- It has pleased the King on reccomendation by jfo
Lieutenant General Prince Liholiho, to grant the
following Commissions : . ,
William St Maur Bingham' Captain of Artillerr
15th October 1833. . ; i
. Hiram Kahanawai, First Lieutenant of Infantry
loth October 18 53.;. " V '.' " v
. William Luther Moehonua, Major of Infantrr
20th October 1853. , , ''
Frederick" Kanaha,' Captain of Infantry, 20th '
October 1853. ... -: '!
8. M. Kamakea, Captain of Infaatrv, 2Ut October
1853. . . , : ; ' - ' ; .
David Kalakaua, ; Brevet Captain of Infantry, 22nd
Octobr 1853. . . . ;
Frederick William Hundsdoerffer, First Lieutenant
of Infantry, 1st November 1853. --F.'Fcwx,
Adjutant General to the Force.
k By order of the King
: . . - R. C. WILLIE,
Secretary of War and of the Ntj.
DIED. , -
' On the 39th of October, Diioiih Miltuu lUwuno, the
beloved wile of Henry 8. Howland, eMest child of the Ute
Samuel J. Dowsett, of Honolulu, tged 36 jvars, a faithful and
itr.-ctHinate wife, daughter, sister and friend. '
"The Lord gave afcd the Lord bath taken awjr. . Blessed be
tbe name of the Lord" .
New York Herald kud New Bedford Mercury please cop'.
Killed, Ort. loth, off Cores Island, in the act of boarding a
blanket piece, Cm. Baowa, of whalesbip Ontario.
Lost overboard from the Nestoriaa, off Cape Horn, Ch-u.ii
Cucklkt, a Swede. . ' . . ,
Ob board oarue ship, of typhoid lever Wa. D. Bl-bt, teaman,
a n itive of Hie Isle ol Jere y.
Drowned in Bhering Sea, SepL S-lth, by being ttnick by'
whale, VVm. 9ith erla r, Boauteerer of whaleship Robert
.Morrin, about 21 years of age, formerly of Lowell, Mass.
Fell overboard from the litre topsail yard of whalehip
untoville. Oct. 6, li3, George laRito-i.uf Rochester, .Y
State, aged about 19 years. '
In Honolulu, Nor. 3d, cf puerperal fever, Do -in Maria,
wife of Capt. Jas. E. Btnnett, of tbe whale hip JJaanachu etu
aged 20 year?.
Office or rsz Comxissioxers or Pcbuc Heaith
Weekit Report. The number of new cases of
Small Pox which hare been reported during the past
week for the island of Oahu are 184 ; the number of
deaths reported in the same time are 101.
From the other islands there have been no re
ports reeived during the past week. s
Total iroinbet of eases reported to thit date, 6,015
deaths 44 2,ns
Total number of persons vaccinated at the Vac
cine Establishment in. Honolulu up to Nov. '1st.
2,946. . '
The cases reported above, on Oahu, are with a
few exceptions, confined to Waianae and Koolaupo
ko, Honolulu and vicinity being clear.
Honolulu, Nov. oth, 1853.
We are informed that the report of the Commit
tee of Health the present week, embraces the
period of a whole month in one district where the
disease has extensively prevailed, and the cases
not previously reported. "
. FORT OF, HONOLULU.
Oct. 28--Am bk Rohu Morrison, Norton, N.B., lloo w, loooo b
ra sn itiassachiigette, tfennett, do. 1'Joo w, 25,ooo b
29 " bk Rajah, Fisher, IV. P., looo wh, 19,ooo bone.
" " I'll Napoleon, Qolley, Nan. Soo p, 13oo w, loooo
. ii .4 Wau ian)j,OB i0,n x. B-, 3oo wh, 4ooo n.
31 . ' " Mary at Sisan, Brown, Ptn., 6o up, looo wh.
" i v bk Delaware, Holt, N. L., 15oo wh,3o,ooo bone
Nor. I " h Bar. Gosnold, Heustis, N. B.,36oo wh, Sooo b.
1 . " bk Prudent. Nash, Bton., 65o wh, 13,ooo bone.
2 . M ah Hope, GifTorrl, N. B., 5.io ap.
4 " 44 J. Uowland,Taylor,N.B.,5osp,25uow,3oo
Oct. 527 Brit, bngan Recovery, Mitchell, 30 d fm Ft. Victoria
" Am ach Sea Serpent". Ellis, 20 ds fm Sanr Francisco.
" . fam. brig Solide, Beyer, 6o da fm Hong Kongt
30 Am. brig Boston, Tapley, 14 U fm Pan Franciaco.
" Chinese ship Potomic, Stone, 13 ds fm do.
Nov. I Am sti Nestorian, Blisb, 15o as fin New York.
2 Brit. Kb. Royalist, arris, 19 ds fm Tahiti.
Oct 21 Br. bk Mary Catherine, Robertson, London via Arica
" . ST7 Am sh i-oterprize, fease, Atw JSedlord.. .
bk Pioneer, Billinir, do.
h Coral, Dehart, do.
" Janas, Cornell, ; do, " ;
" Magnolia, Cox, do. : .
" Jndge Shaw, Curtis, Calcutta.
" Alfred Gibas, Jenney, crnUe and home.
" Good Return, Wing, do. do.
" Arctic, Gellett, . do. do.
3 Chinese ship Potomac, Stone, iong Kong.
Vessels in Port. .
Am rlipper ship Shooting Star, takin cargo of oil.
snip tseaj. iiw ard, taiidera. . do.
" ship Mechanic' Own, do.
Am sb Harriet Hoxie, Man waring, do.
" sh Montauk, Budd. - '
" bk Bhering, Morse. '
Am bk Harmony, Kesers.
Am ach E. L. Frost, Hempstead.;
Br bk Orkney Lass. Martin.
Br bngantine Recovery, Mitchell.
Am sen Sea Serpent, Ellis.
am. brig Solide, Beyer.
Jim brig Boston, Tapley. ' -Am
sh Neetonan, Blinta. '
Brit scb Royalist, arris.
Sh Helen Augusta, Faies.
Ph Delta, Weeks.
Sh Hunter, Holt.
Sh Gulconda, Doueberty. '.
Bk Black Eagle, Ludlow.-.
Sh Abigail, lrew. '-.
Bk North Amenca. Mason. '
Sh Frances Henrietta, 8waiav
Bk AwasDonka, Lawrence. '.
Sh Robin Hood, M'Ginleyi. ,
U Electra, FUk. ' , ,
Sh Empire, Henry. 1 '
Bk Heroine, Hempstead. -Sh
Alice Mandell, Wing. '
est. A...: -1 1 . . .
Bk N. 8. Perkins. Allen.
Sh Nile, Conklia..
bb Menkar, reae... ;
Sh Mohawk, Swain. " V
Sh Logirt, White. " -
Sh W. T. Wheaton, Comstock
sn vesper, ixiper. . ,
Sh Dover, Babcock.
Sh Gnod Retam; Wing. ' V
Sh Citizen, Bailey. - ' '
Sh California, Wood.
sn Meteor, crapo. . .
Sh Mary Sl Manha. Slorum.
Sh North Star, Brown.
en Corinthian Stuart.
Sh ltoraan. Tripp,
Bk h Hce Frazier, Tabet.
Sh Nile, Lake. ' ' '
Sh Herald, Slocum.' '
Sh liza Adams. Smith. .
Sh Benj. Morr.no, Chapel.
on newer, yicuns. . i t
Sh N P. Talmadga, Edwardev
St Catherine, HulL
Sh Gladiator, Turner. .
bk Alice, lnite. . '
Sh Mechanic, Corey. - ",'t
Ph Isaae Ticks, Skinner. ,
Sh China,' owes.
Ph Scotland, Smith. '
Bk Washington, Etlwards.
Sh Brooklyn, Kelly. , . ,
Bk Gen. Scott, Smith. '. ,
Sh Hannibal, Lester. " '
Sh Av. reineken, Geerken. -Sn
Jos. aydn, Gooeman.
Mi otaheite, Wetting.
Bk Suomi, anbacen. '
Sh Tuscany, alaey. -
Sh George,' l.uhn. : '
Bk Salamandre, ardov.
Sh Chas, Carrol, Chapel. . ;
Bk Neva, Case
)Bk Cherokee, Smith. ...
rn Columbus, arris.
Sh Cavalier. Freeman.
Sti James lxper, Whippy. -Sh
. Sh John Cocgesball, Norton. '
;Sh Pacific. Pease., - ,i
iBk Black Warrior, Bartlett ;
h Lancaster, Almy.
(Bk Columbia, a I lock. -
Bk George, fcleveas. '
Bk Rubt. Morrison,' Norton.
Sh Massachusetts, Bennett..
Bk Raiah. Fisher.
Sb Napoleon, Jblley.
Sh Phillip ;
jPhWnu JiWmilioau HeAm.
anoye, Pierce. ; iSh Mary and Susan, Brown.
Sh Afttntsville, Smith. - -
sn isarah Sheaf, Wall.
Bk iseptnne, Allen.
Sh Mary, Baylisa. .
Sh Dromo, Bronson. '
Sh South America, Walker.
I O I. I XI. I.
Sh Bar. Gwnold, ieustisv ,
Bk Prudent. Nash.
Sh ops, GilTord.- ,
t?h John fcwland, Taytor..";
I ' I . tr- v7.
PORT OP HLLO. y
Oct. Tillman, Cook. N. B.. SSoo wh. 25ooo hone.
26 Sh Ontario, Leak, 8. ML. 60 p, 2450 wh, 3o,ooo bone.
n caravan, aragg, r. 4a wh, 7oo bone. v.'. :
2 h Tame.-laae, Shockley, N. B , JSoo wh. li.ooe b.
". . nimil,.aiu, u., OH ip, 1WO WB . . .
. 1 Bk Isabella, Smalley, N". B., 124 sp, 88o wh, lo.ooo b.
- Sh Braganaa, Drvoll, do. 4o sp, 175o wh. . . ,
v.- " Covington, Newman War., 2a an, 435 wh, 6ooo
, - " Newton. Sherman. X. B.. 5o so. aloo wh. 11 non
' Sh L. C. Richmond, Cochran, 13o sp, 16oo wh, loooo
r , Bk Venice, JarrU, S. L., 15osp,21&o wh, 33ooo bone
-aa own. :at a i air n m .
Ship Nestorian sailed from New YerJc, May OOtb. " Had
light wiads from South to 8. E. to the fine. Fmm south Lat.
U to tha straits of La Maire experienced heavy wbeather ;
gaiea irom o. v. m tv. - ram rm straits la company with
ship John Bertram. Ifad galea and heavy squalls off tha cap.
Saw no ship this side the land fad fine trades, and creased
toeiiaeia n West. Fassajn 159 dy.
Just received peT-"Mary Catherine" Nesto
rian" and Koyalist,' hrge quantity of ehgible
merchandize, which will be offered at reasonable
rates. POUTER A OGDE .
Ilonolulu, Nov. 5th, 18-53 . tf-25
-IT ADZES' - FAIR. A Faib of the Ladiea of the
JLi Second Foreign Church and Congregation will
be held in the Court House, on Tuesday evening
November loth.. The house will be open at 6
o'clock .P. M. The sale will commence at 7 1-2?
o'clock. "Whatever articles remain unsold at 8 1-2
o'clock, will be disposed of .at auction. All persons
friendly to the enterprize are cordially invited to it
tend. . -
There will be a Refreshment Table open during
the Evening. Tickets of admission to the Refresh
ment Table at $ 1 for a single person, can be procured
at the Polynesian Office, and at the Court House on
the evening of the Fair.
The proceed of the Fair will be placed inth
hands of the tatstees of the C-hureh, u the com
mencement of a fund for building a house of wor
ship. . .
Ladies or others havinsr articles to contribute for
the Fair, are invited to send them in on Tuesday,
the 15th, at the Court House, previous to 4 o'clock.
wnere a committee of ladies will be in readiness to
receive them. . . . ' .: . ,
By order of the committee of arrangement!?.
Honolulu, Nov. 5, lS-53--2t-2S - . ,
President. W. IL Johnson: Directors. Stenhen
Reynolds. I. Bartlett. Geo. C. Mclean i Treasurer.
J. I- Blaisdel ; Secretary, C H, Lewers. -
. ine meetings ot tne association are heM in the
room over the Engine House, in Fort street, on the
first Fridav evening in each month. Donations. .
whether of Books or Money will be most thankfully
received. " , . ,
Subscribers and transient vioifnra urn nrrlinllr- in
vited to visit the reading room; where they will" find
Files of Late Papers. Magazines, and books of .
reference open on the table.
Aov. a, 1853. C. II. LEWERS, Sec.
. fou sale. ; j: ; : n' , .
THE LEASEHOLD of 115 acres of j
i v land, more or less, with the improve- r
CT; ments thereon, on the island of Kauai. 1
asfi-1 This land is one mile from the excellent
harbour of Niu-malu, and nearly adjoins the Iihue
plantation. It is the heart ef an extremely fertile
tract, and has within its limits a mountain stream,
affording a never failing supply of water, amply
sufficient for a large Sugar mill. The site for such :
purpose, is unsurpassed in the group . Groves of the j
Tutui tree, are spread over about 30 acres, indicating
the richness of the soil. . ' ' V
The stock npon the place, including coolies, with
the household and kitchen furniture, is offered with
the land, all in one lot. The opportunity is favor
able one, for persons desiring to settle upon tht
island, jror further particulars apply to
Honolulu, Nov. 5-8t-26. ' -
THE ORIGINAL AND GENUINE '
' DR. TOWMSEUD-3
Compousd ExTXAcx or '
S ARjS APAML LA,
Improved ana manufactured under the direct super
intendance of James R., Chilton, M. D.,
, the most celebrated Chemist , ' ;
. , in theTJnited States. ' 'r '' -This
medicine corrtjrihs all the) vegetable principles
which experience has proved useful ia cleansing the
system from' disease, and is justly denominated the
great punner of the blood and cure for
Scrofula, lEffects of mercury J
Costiveness, I liver Complaint,
Salt Rheum, iFevef and Ague,
Fever Sores.. Ring "Wormsr : .
Consuxption, Coughs and'CoIds.fNeuraliria. " -
Dropsy, - 1 Eruptions; kc. ' -
- Prepared and sold by Nbstraud St Bach, 82 Naav- .
sau street. Ne w York." " - - ; .
The undersigned have been appointed sole agents
for the sale of the above Sarssparilla, at the Sand--wich
Islands, arid wtU b constantly Supplied with
the above mentioned valuable medicine,
" -v T ?' SW ANr & CLIFFORD. '
Honohira, ?6t. , 1853-tf-2- - ' .
AS BOOK-KEEPER, in which the applicant
has had long experience is also conversant
in the French and ijprtnan languages.. Communica
tion marked IWVISL atid left at this office meet
prompt attention. ; ; . it ...
' Arrived per Brig Hoston. -
THE UNDEIISIGNED offer for sale the foUo'w
ing Goods, now landing, consisting in part ef
' Gents tine Frock", Dress, Kossuth, Sack and Bus
iness Coats, fine black French Doeskin Pants, supe
rior do, Fancy Cassimerc, a large assortment of lip
black and figured Satin Vests, black Cassimere do.
Marseilles do, Circular Cloaks, wool lined, ex. length.
':''"' FcaxisHixo, Goods. '. '
Fine Linen Bosom Shirts, superior Fancy dJf
every style. Under Shirts, Drawers; mixed hlf Hose,
"White do, Ladies' da, fine Italian black silk Crava
fancy do, Bandanas, Corahs.". , j , ;
- v - . . v Seajibjj's CioTaisa, , .
; Fine Blue Pilot Reefing Jackets, do. bro. Beaver,
Heavy Woolen Pants, do do Drawers, do dd Shirts,
do do Socks. - V'T ." . , - t.
(, sjmmons & lazarus,1, . I
i'" "'.''.. Jfew York Storej Nuuanu St.,
-2t.2 - One door from Dr. Sravth'i.