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The Polynesian , Jan uary 20, looo
SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 1855.
The King hell a Court oa Tuesday, the 16 th instant,
. ..Lethe Representatives and Consuls of Foreign
Nations, and the Commanders and officers of Foreign
fchipa-of-war in Port
His Mijesty was accompanied by His Royal Highness
Prince K&mehimeha, and Her Royal Highness the Prin
cess Victoria Kamamalu; the Ministers and several of
the nigh Chiefs and Members of the Privy Council were
Wm. .Miller, Esqufre, Her Britannic Majesty's Con
sul General, as the Senior of the Diplomatic Corps, ad
dressed the King, as follows :
On behalf of my colleagues, and my own, I very sin
cerely congratulate your Majesty on your accession to
By carrying out the principles of good government
which we, with pleasure, heard your Majesty express in
your Inaugural Addrcssess, you will be strong in the
sympathy and good will of our respective governments,
and in the Loyalty and support of your People.
That your Majesty's reign may be long, happy and
beneficent, is the wish of my colleagues and of myself.
His Lordship, the Bishop D'Arathie, in partibus, of
fered his respects to the Kiag.
Immediately afterwards Robert O. Davis. Esiuire,
the Consul of Peru, on behalf of his colleagues, ad
dressed His Majesty, Li the following terms :
May it please Your Majesty
On behalf of the Consul for Denmark, the Consul
for Sweden and Norway, and the acting Consul of Chile,
and as representing the Government of Peru near the
Hawaiian Court, it becomes my privilege, on this
occasion, in perron to congratulate your Majesty
upon the high position, which, under the Providence of
Almighty God, you have been called to assume, as the
Ituler of this People. I do 60 with the more confi
dence, after the very cordial assurance your Majesty
has given, in your late speech from the Throne, of ad
hering to the liberal policy uniformly pursued by your
illustrious predecessors, especially the lite lamented
Sovereign, in every thing that relates to the protection
and well being of foreigners who arrive in your domin
ions incited by a laudable desire of promoting their own
interests, with due respect to your Majesty's authority
From the geographical proximity of Peru, as well as
other South American States, to your Kingdom; bor
dering, as the dees, upon the same great ocein of
which these Islands may be said to form an important
commercial centre, where her ships, now engaged in an
increasing commerce with the eastern coast c( Asia,
may find a convenient intermediate resting place, she
must eer feel a lively interest in their prosperitv. and
ia the preservation of their independence. As an evi
dence of this sentiment, it affords me pleasure, respect
fully to refer your Majesty to the autograph letter ad-
oressed, not long sir.ee, by liis Excellency, the Presi
de of the Republic, to His late Majesty. In these as
furwtces of regard fjr the prosperity of your Realm, I
am happy to say that my colleagues cordially concur.
But, aside from considerations of mere commercial poli
cy, our governments are interested in the luaintenanceof
your Majesty s independence, as a principle of inherent
rght, inseparable from the Constitutions of all Sovereign
States; as demorstrating to the civilized world, that to
govern impartially, to extend equ ible protection over all,
to promote the interests of agriculture and commerce, are
not exclusively the attributes of powerful States; but
that even in governments like that of your Majesty,
when guided by a liberal policy, all these high functions
have been, and miy be exercised, in a manner equally
creditable to yflur own people, and advantageous to
those foreigners who, by long residence, by their indus
try and enterprise, have identified their interests with
those of your Islands. Therefore, in the era of pro
gress, now unfolding itself for the countries situated in
or about the shores of this vast ocean, it is to be ardently
hoped, that your Majesty's independence may long be
respected, and that you may be spared long to live, and
prosperously reign over these Isles, which, though
known less than a century to the civilized world, have,
by the activity of our age, become a desirable and wel
come haven of refresh ment to the ships of all nations
fi-equenting this quarter of the globe.
Iu conclusion, your Majesty will allow me to express
the confident hope, that the amicable ra'ations which
have existed, without interruption, during the past be
tween your Majesty's government and those we have the
honor to represent, may be perpetuated, to the increas
ing advantage of us alL May God preserve your Ma
Then Captain Houstoun, of H. B. M.'s ship Triiicoma
let, on his own behalf and that of the Commanders of
His French Imperial Majesty's ship Eur j dice and of the
United States ship St. Marys, congratulated the King
in the following terms :
-1 am deputed by my brother officers, the Captains of
the French Frigate Lurydice and U. S. Sloop-of-War St
Marys, to thank your Majesty for the honor of this au
dience. We wish your Majesty a long and prosperous
reign over a contented and happy people.
The Commanders presented the officers of their seve
The Commissioner of the United State? presented Mr.
Ogden, the United States Consul, Mr. Ryckman, Presi
dent of the Hawaiian Inter-Island Steam Navigation
Company, and Mr. J. O'Meara, one of the Editors of
the Tunes and Transcript, of San Francisco,
It pleased His Majesty to make the following replies :
To the Diplomatic Corps,
Gextlexe5 : You cannot desire your remarks to be
more gratifying than I fed them to be. In reply, I
thank you, and hope that the amicable feelings which
have hitherto existed between the several countries you
represent and my own, may never be impaired. For
my part I shall lose no opportunity to improve and
strengthen them. Gentlemen, I thank you.
To the Consular Corps,
Gentltmex : Your remarks are also very gratifying
to me. The geographical position of my islands is in
deed such as to point out plainly enough our policy to
make our ports what Providence destined them to be;
places of safety, refuge and refreshment for the ships
and merchants of all countries. Nothing more bespeaks
the prosperity of a people than the extent of iu in
tercourse with foreign countries. My utmost exertions
shall be given to foster that. intercourse between the
ountries, whose commercial interests here are placed in
your hands, and my islands. This I shall do the more
hearti'y from a pleasant remembrance of the harmony
of cur relations heretofore.
To the Officers f Men-of-War.
Gesixeme : The feelings expressed by you on this
occasion afford me sincere pleasure. The ports of my
islands will always be open to receive the vessels and
ahips-of-war of the three nations which you represent
the three greatest maritime powers of the earth the
three greatest supporters of the independence of my
The Diplomatic Corps, the Commanders cf the For
eign ahips-of-war, and the Foreign Consuls, were then
presented, by the Minister of Foreign Relations, to Her
Royal Highness the Princess Victoria Kamamalu, the
ew Kchixa Nci, appointed by the King.
Monsieur de la Grandiere, Captain of the Eurydioe,
delivered a message to the King, by express order of
Admiral Le Fevricr Dcs Pointes, Commander-in-Chief
3f tfc Naval Forces of France, in the Pacific Ocean.
'Tb reception began at 12, and wa concluded in half
vi boor; after which the King ordered the Privy Coun
Ship, Shipping, dec.
The schooner T. II. Allen arrived at San Francis
co oa the 6th of Dec., 22 days hence.
The new clipper bark Francis Palmer, Paty,
M arrived froai.New York at San Fraud, and
as to aail, as one of the Regular Despatch line,
3- te 4:h of January for Honolulu.
IV - S. S. St. Marts, Capt. Bailey, will mil
early n-xi week for San Francisco, for the purpose
of ukiog in supplies from the naval depot at that
The Fall shipping Season.
The fall season, as it is called, having closed, a
detailed list has just been issued by H. M. Whitney
which must prove of .much interest to all connected
with the whale-fishery, and to business men general
ly at the island They are for sale at the bookstore
of Mr. W., Post Office building.
From the list before us we -gather a few facts,
which we place upon record.
There are reported as arrived at the three ports,
276 vessels, viz. at Honolulu, 134; at Lahaina 111 ;
at Ililo 31. But as eeveral of these touched at two
or more ports, the whole number of ships was but
The first arrival was at Honolulu, Sept. 19th; at
Lahaina, Sept. 20th ; at Hilo, Sept. 28th. The
last at Honolulu, was Dec. 18th; at Lahaina, Nov.
2Gth ; at Hilo Nov. 17th. None remained at La
haina after Dec. 18th, and all had left Hilo at a still
earlier date. At Honolulu, 23 remained on the
1st of Jan., and some 15 or 16 are etill here, re
The amount of oil taken during the past season
was, Sperm, 4,276 bbls. ; Whale, 191,843 bbla. ;
Bone, lbs 2,693,180. Thos9 that cruised in the
Arctic, met with but. little success; while those
m . .1 j-i 1 1 . f
cruising in tne.ucnotsit cea snow an average oi
nearly. 1000 barrels. , The entire average of right
whalers for the past three years is as follows.
rmtu, ssu. wh. oil lm. ioji.
1S52, 271 1244 15,815
1853, 252 1190 11,728
1854, 232 827 11,200
Disasters The vessels reported lost are the
ships 4'City," of New Bedford; "Silas Richards,"
Wilcox, of New Bedford; and Chilean Bark "Re
vello," Ray, of Valparaiso. Owing to the great
quantities of ice, and the stormy weather, nearly
every vessel has sustained more or less damage, as
loss of anchors and chains, copper, boats, and
spars. The Bark "Black Warrior," of New Lon
don, has been condemned, and was sold at auction
Dec 12, for $1,100. The Bark " George" of Ston
ninston has also been condemned and sold, for
$1,200. The Bark Heroine, owned and fitted
out from this port, was wrecked in going to sea on
the 8th of January. She was being towed out by a
steamer, in a southerly blow, and parting her haw
ser, went on to the reef. Valued at about $10,000
Shipments. Oil and bone have been shipped from
the port of Honolulu in 30 vessels, 25 of which
were whaleships with partial cargoes of their own,
and in 5 merchant vessels where cargoes consisted
entirely of the products of the whale-fishery.
The amount as manifested at the Custom House
in the above vessels was, sperm oil, 67,134 gallons;
whale oil, 1,539,433 gallons ; bone, 744,195 lbs.
Besides the above, some has been Bhipped to
Australia, and a much larger quantity to Califor
nia. The season, taken as whole, was a paying one,
although many ships came in clean or with
but little oil. These, of course, made a losing sea
son. But many others did unusually well. The
greatest amDunt taken by one ship was the ship
South America, 2,600 bbls. and 45,000 lbs. bone ;
but she had a tender the brigantine Wilhelmine.
Others touk as follows: Northern Light, 2,100
bbls. oil, 40,000 lbs bone ; Cleone, 2,000 bbls. oil,
30,000 lbs. bone; Geo. Washington, 2,000 bbk.oil,
20,000 lbs. bone; Indian Chief, 1,900 bbls. oil, 24,
000 lbs. bone ; Champion. 1,900 bbls. oil, 30,000
lbs. bone; Vesper, 1,800 bbls. oil, 30,000 lbs. bone;
Abigail, 1,950 bbls. oil, 23,000 lbs. bone ; S. II.
Waterman, 1,800 bbls. oil, 20,000 lbs bone; be
sides a large number, about 100 Bhips, took from
1,000 barrels upwardr Ten report 900 barrels;
twenty-two 800 barrels ; twenty-six 700 and 750
barrels. The balance range from 600 barrels down
to nothing. 1
We imagine an average of 800 barrels, with a
corresponding amount of bone, would be a saving
business, where no extraordinary casualties occur,
and that the business will be prosecuted as long as
such an average can tie obtained ; for it is to be con
sidered, that with the present increased consump
tion of oil, a limited catch sends up the price from
20 to 50 per cent., so when 800 barrels when oil is
scarce, will bring as much in the market as 1000
barrels would do a few years ago.
During the season that has passed, these islands
have afforded a safe and quiet rendezvous for the
fleet and supplies have been abundant and reasona
ble. We have had no riots or outbreaks, and we
know of no place in the Pacific where such a fleet
could have recruited and refitted with more comfort,
or at so little expense, as at the ports of the Hawa
iian Islands. We know of some where the expense
would have been very much greater, and the trou
ble with crews still more serious, than at the ports
of this kingdom. -
A new clipprr bark.
The New London Star of Nov. 9th gives an ac
count of the sailing, on the 8th of November, of the
new clipper bark Yankee, under the command of
Capt. James Smith for Honolulu, with a cargo of
coal and lumber.
The Yankee was built by Mr. Wm. Miller of
New London, and is of 375 tons measurement.
She has 14 largo and commodious state-rooms, and
was built expressly to run between Honolulu and
San Francisco in connection with the bark Francis
Palmer, which sailed for San Francisco in June last,
belonging to the same owner.
From the accounts we have seen of these vessels,
we have no doubt that"they are fitted up with ele
gance and ta6te, and will afford the travelling pub-
lin a safe and convenient means of voyaging be
tween the two ports. The Fr. Palmer is to be un
der the command of Capt. Paty, who has acquired
an enviable reputation as an able and courteous
commander on this route.
These vessels are owned by Capt. James Smith,
Thomas Fitch, 2d. II. P. Haven, C. A. Williams,
Harris T. Fitch, and Messrs. G. B. Post & Co. of
San Francisco. The Francis Palmer is daily expect
ed from San Francisco, and the Yankee in about six
weeks from New London.
II o! for Japan I
The schooner C. E. Foote has been chartered to
convey Mr. Read and family, and Mr. Djogherty to
Japan, where they design to take up their residence
ar-d engage in business They expect to Bail about
the 10th of February, and will arrive in time to
take advantage of the late treaty, by which the
port were to be opened in one year. The treaty
was concluded on the 28th of March 1 853.
We cordially wish Messrs. Read and Dougherty
success in their new enterprise, and we thank
Com. Perry for not acceding to the wish of tba
Japanese to exclude ladies from a residence in that
Empire. Mrs. Read, so far as we are inlormed,
will be the first foreign lady to take up her resi
dence at Japan, and she will no doubt be an ob
ject of much scrutiny and inter jst to that inquisi
tive and amiable people.
At a special Privy Council, held by the' King, on
Tuesday the 16th instant , it pleased His Majesty to make
the following appointments, viz :
Her Royal Highness the Princess Victoria Kamaxa
MT, to be Kuhina Xui.
William L. Lee, to be Chancellor of the Kingdom.
Keo.vi As a, ( Johx Yocxo,) Minister of the Interior.
Robeet Cbichtos Wtlue, Minister of Foreign Re
lations. Elisha H. Allen, Minister of Finance.
Richard A&xstsoxo, Minister of Public Instruction.
The Kuhina Nui took the oath required by the Con
stitution, which was administerel to Her Royal High
ness, by the Chancellor of the Kingdom , the Honorable
William L. Lee.
His Majesty then addressed His newly appointed Min
isters in the following terms :
Gektlemes: On calling you to the high posts you
respectively fill, I propose to make a few remarks, with
the request that you will bear them conrtantly in mind
First, let me impress upon you the importance of unity
of purpose and action, for I consider it impossible for
the business of government to be etxectivcly earned out,
unless there exist a great unanimity of feeling among
its officers. I have chosen you, because, I thought that
beine actuated by one common policy, your delibera
tions would be free from suspicious reserve, and your
actions all tend to one end. In a Cabinet divided into
factions, differing on fundamental point of policy, I
could place no confidence; and should I find mine thus
divided, I should feel it my duty to reorganize it I am
determined that my government, if any power vested in
me can attain that object shall be respected io its hon
esty and efficiency. Unsupported by these two pillars,
no kingdom is safe I desire every part of the ma
chinery of government to move in unison ; to subserve
the great purposes for which it was intended; and to be
conductea with the strictest economy. Though young,
with the help of God I shall endeivor to be firm and
faithful in the execution of the high trust devolved upon
me, and never let my feelings, as a man, overcome my
duties as a King From all my counsellors I desire
frank and faithful advice, and those who advise me
honestly, have nothing to fear; while those who may
abuse my confidence and advise me more from personal
interests than regard for the public good, have nothing
One word in regard to the nominations for office which
according to law it becomes your duty to make, and I
have done. Let your subordinates be recommende 1 by
at least these qualifications honesty, temperance, in
dustry and adaptation to the places they are to fill ; and
let them beraen in whom you see good grounds for pla
May success crown your efforts and after years ap
prove my judgment in calling you to office.
At the same Privy Council, it pleased His Majesty to
make the following appointments : .
M. Kekuanaoa, Governor of Oahu.
P. Nahaolelca, Governor of Maui.
P. Kakoa, Governor of Kauai.
His Majesty further appointed W. C. Parke to be
Marshal of the Hawaiian Islands.
The King also announced to the Council, that those
who were to form His Privy Council of State, would
receive special Commissions so soon as they could be
prepared by the Kuhina Nui.
At a special Privy Council ordered by the King on
the 18th, it pleased His Majesty to make the following
further appointment, viz :
His Royal Highness General Prince Kamehameiia to
be Chamberlain, ia lieu of A. Paki, resigned.
Ltka Kielikala.vi, Governess of Hawaii.
He issued Royal Commissions to those who are to form
His Privy Council of State.
At the special Privy Council of the 17th, it pleased
His Majesty to make the following military appoint
His Royal Highness Prince Kameuayt.ua to be Gen
Robert Ceichtox Wtlue to be Secretary at irr.
SUPREME COURT January Term, 185.".
Chief Justice Lee and Associate Justices Rob
ertson and Ii on the Bench. i
The King, vs Michael McKinney. The prisoner
was indicted for robbing one Lherison of a g,ld
watch. The evidence was very contradictory, and
the jury after a short absence, rendered a erdict
of not guilty.
A. B. Bates, Esq., for the Crown.
J D. Blair, Esq., for the Prisoner.
The King, vs. Kaanui. The prisone was in
dicted for bigamy, but being too sick for trial, the
case was continued until next term.
The King, vs. Lyman G. Peirce. Indicted for
Mr. Bates, for the Crown, moved that a nolle
prosequi be entered in this case, on the ground that
the prisoner was clearly insane.
The Court granted the motion.
The King, vs. Stephen Bradley. The prisoner
was lnaiciea ior unng a pistol at A. Devoll with
intent to kill him.
The prisoner was found guilty, and sentened to
Eay a tine of five dollars, and to be imprisoned at
ard labor for two years.
A. B. Bites, Esq., for the Crown.
J. D. Blair, Esq., for the Prisoner.
The King, r. Barney Fisher. 'f ho prisoner was
indicted for 6tabhing a native boy called Hukiku.
Verdict of not guilty.
A. B. Bates, Esq., for the Crown.
J. P. Griawold, Esq., for the Prisoner.
The King, rs. Yang Ching, Assam, Onjrchi and
Lecheo. This case, which was an indictment for
burglary, had been postponed from term to term
from the inability of the Crown to procure an in
terpreter who could understand the witnesses, and
Mr. Bates stating that there was no hope of his
being able to procure such an interpreter, moved
that a nolle prosequi be entered, which motion was
The King, rs. William Northup. The prisoner
was indicted for assaulting and cutting one John
Ualborne with a razor.
The assault was clearly proved, but it appeared
in evidence that Ualborne had given liquor to the
prisoner's wife with the view of seducing her, and
that when tbe assault was committed the prisoner
caught Halbome in the very act of having illicit
intercoursn with his wife.
Counsel f r the Prisoner contended that the cir
cumstances justified the assault and cutting.
The Court charged the jury that the laws should
and did make aomo allowance for human infirmity,
and that when an offense of this kind was commit
ted under the sudden impulse of passion, excited
by such gross provocation, it was an extenuation
of the offense, amounting to almost a justification.
Still it was not a complete justification in tbe eye
of the law, and that if they believed that the as
sault was committed as charged it was their duty
to find a verdict of guilty, stating the circum
stances of extenuation and monunending the pris
oner to the mercy of the Court.
The jury, after a short absence, returned a ver
dict of guilty, stating that they found the assault
to have been committed while Ualborne was having
intercourse with the prisoner's wife, and strongly
recommending the prisoner to the mercy of the
The prisoner was called up for sentence, when
the Court read the law armhcabla to his offense.
which provides that it shall be punished bj fine not
to exceed five hundred dollars, and imprisonment
at hard labor not to exceed jive years;' but said the
circumstances under which, the offonse was commit
ted amounted almost to a justification, and conse
quently that it should impoee upon him nothing
more than a nominal penalty.
Ine Ourt then proceeded to sentence mm to pay
a fine of one dollar and be imprisoned one day.
a n. .D&tes, rsq., ior toe crown.
J. D. Flair, Esq., for the Prisoner.
To be continued.
One Week Later from Europe !
ANOTHER GREAT BATTLE I
By the arrival of the Auckland at Lihiim, pipers
from San Francisco have been received to the 27th of
December, and we are indebted to Dr. Knox, a passen
ger, for the Herald of the 221, an 1 the Alt of the 27th .
From the Herall of the 221 we t ike the following sum
mary of the stite of thing! at tli3 seit of wir. Tha do
tails we shall receive by the next mail, which miy be
received at any hour by the Francij Pal ner, which was
to sail from Sia Franciaoo on the 5th of January.
The siege of Sebastopol still continues ; mighty bat
tles have been fought ; the surrounding country is
strewn with the dead and tbe dying ; and the smoke of
one engagement is scarcely cleared off till another and a
more desperate conflict takes place. The history of the
operations at Sebastopol reveals the mighty resources,
the indomitable energy and iron will of the Czar. On
the 17th cf October, the siege batteries of the Allies
opened fire upon the Russian works, south of Sebastopol;
and by an agreement entered into with the Admirals of
the Allied fleet, the whole of the ships asisted the land
attack by engaging the sea batteries, north and south of
the harbor, on a line across the port The action lasted
till half past six o'clock in the evening, at which time
the ships hauled off. The siege was continued with un
interrupted vigor on both sides, till the "Joth of October,
when the Russians, hiring been reinforced by large
bodies of troops from the Danube, under the command
tf the Dukes Nichol is and Mich lei, sons of theCxir,
and being unwilling to remiin a iy longer on the defen
sive in a waste! country, m ide n attick on the position
in front of Biliklava a town soaiewhit to the south
ward ofScbastopoL The redoubts on the heights, at the
bottom of which the town is built." were mmneJ by
Turks, who, with the ninety-third Highlan Jers, were
the only troops on the plain. The Turka retire 1. hav
ing spiked their guns. Three or four divisions of the
Allied army were withdrawn from before Sebastopol for
the maintenance of the position at D ilaklava, when the
English cavalry, under the cotnmm 1 of Lor Is Car ligan
and Luc in, made the celebrated chirgeon the Kai in-,
under a ffross-flre, in which one thousand howes and
four hundred men were kil!el in the space of a few
On the 5th of November a great battle took place be
fore Sebastopol, iu which sixty thousand Russian and
fifty thousand Anglo-French troops were engaged, and
in which nine thousand Russians and five thousand of
the Allies were slain. The victory U cliimed by both
sides.' On the following day, the whole girrison of Se
bastopol, numbering in all sixty-five thousand men,
made a second sortie ; but no news of the result h id
been received at the sailing of the last steimers
from Europe. Such is the history, in brief, of the
operations during the latter part of October and the
eai ly part of November at Sebutopol. A feeling of the
deepest gloom and despondeniy is felt throughout
France and England ; and the idea now, fur the tir?t
time, is beginning to diwu on the Allies, th it their vic
tories are as disastrous as defeats ; while the doubtful
position of Austria and Prussia, is an additional source
of alarm. It is no said that these two powers have
come to an understanding between themselves, in re
ference to the war, unfavorable to the Allies, and hav
ing for its object their own aggrandizement A diver
sion in Bessarabia, which, together with ether Princi
palities, is held by Austria as a sacred deposit for Tur
key, was recently contemplated by the Turks, in order
to obliga the Russians to concentrate their forces in that
quarter, and thus cut oil trie last nope ot relief from
the army in the Crimea ; but this movement, it is said,
was prevented by Austria, fearing that to allow it would
be regarded by Russia as an act of hostility on her part
It is evident that matters are h istening to a crisis.
Prussia and Austria must, ere long, throw o3f their dis
guise and assume a position on either side. For this
event Kossuth, Mazzini, Ledru KoLin, Louis LLinc,
and the other European Republicans are watching with
breathless anxiety ; for the moment that Austria re
leases her iron grasp upon Italy and Hungary, and her
Mtrmies are engaged in th1; strife, the Flag of Republi
canism will be again flung to the breeze.
Result of the Lailie's Fair.
Always having a desire to promote ever? work of
charity and benevolence, we mcst cheerfully comply
with the request of our brother c liter, and j ublish the
following correspondence, which will explain itself with
out further comment.
HoNOLrtr, Jan. V, 1S"5.
Sib: As the publication of my journal, 'The New
Era and Weekly Argus, is at present temporarily sus
pended through the want of sundry printing materia!'',
which I expect shortly from S m Francisco, I beg that
you will do me the f ivor to publish, in your next num
ber, the enclosed correspondent, sent to me for publi
cation, with s-uch editorial remarks as the occasion and
your own kind hear- may suggest.
Ed. " New Era."
E. O. Hall, Esq., Ed. " Polynesian."
Mr. Ann. Forxaxper, Ed. of Argus :
Sitt : Having consulted with a few of the Indies who
contributed to the late Fair given in November, as to
the best manner of npprising all of the disposition made
of the proceeds, and how they were appropriated by the
recipiants, I have been advised to enclose the accompa
nying notes to you for public ition, as I could ia no oth
er way communicate the intelligence to all interest? 1. -With
respect, E. G. J. BATES.
Brookside, Jan. 8.
HoxoLiLC, Dei. Hth, 133 1.
Mrs. E. G. J. Bates :
Madam : I am directed by Excelsior Lodge, No. 1,
I. O. of O. F., to acknowledge ihc receipt of your com
munication of 12th inst, nciompinying an order on
Page, Bicon, & Co., for $052 4 , to be disposed of
in accordance with the regul 'tiom of the "rder to which
I belong " ' Also to convey to you, and through you, to
" the ladies of Honolulu who aided in giving the fiir in
Nov. list," the uureigned thanks of our Lodge in thus
enabling us to extend our acts of benevolence where,
without your generous assistance, we might hive been
wanting in means.
And I miy add, by vote of Excelsior Lolge, I am di
rected to place the above amount in the bands of the
Trustees of Funds f said Lodge, to be by them invested
ns a Widow's and Orphan s Fund ; which fund, I trust,
may increase by donations from our members and oth
ers, until our means equal our disposition and opportu
nities to relieve tbe distressed.
Very respectfully your ob't. serv't.
J. H. WOJD, N. G., Excelsior Lodge.
To. Mrs. E. G. J. Bates, Brookside.
Uawahas Lodge No. 21, F. & A. Masoxs, )
Honolulu, Doc. 27, 18o4.
Masax : We underatind that Mr. Fornander has
already acknowledeged the receipt of a check for the
sum of Sbo2,ti, being a moiety of the proceeds of a
Fancy Fair, the materials for which were so nobly con
tributed by the ladies of Honolulu, and by them pre
sented, through you, to the Free Masons of this Lodge.
The honorable task has been deputed to us to convey
to you and the other ladies, on the part of the brethren,
our heartfelt thanks for, and sincere admiration of their
kindness ; and we trust that the unfortunate, the widow
and the orphan, will ever bless the day when the Ladies
of Honolulu came forward, with the ever thoughtful
kindness of their sex, to remind us so forcibly and gen
erously of the great principles of .our Order, by their
unostentatious practice of the virtue Charity.
Our thanks, ladies, are but those of worldly beings,
but, we all trust, that a reward awaits the humane and
charitable far gre iter than mortal man can bestow.
May that reward hereaiter, and His blessing in this life,
be yours. We have the honor to rem un, M idam,
Tour humble coadjutors in the good work.
T. C. B R-)0E.
ALEX J.CARTWRIGHT, Jr.
. ABB. JTORNANDER,
To. Mrs. Bans. -
News or Besjasis Botd. The Oberon spoke the
bark Woodlark, Captain Field, with 200 barrels sperm
oiL Captain Field had spoken the whaler. Bell. Cap
tain Andy, who reported having fallen in with an Amer
ican whaler off Guadaleanar, Solomon's Archipelago.
This whaler had been lying off that island, and had
sent boats ashore. They had discovered in nearly all
the trees growing in the bay, the name of Benjamin
Boyd cut in deep letters. . The whaler left, and sailed to
StvChristovels, where, some three weeks before her ar
rival, some of the natives of Guadaleanar had been on
a visit. These natives had bruited about s report that
they had in their keeping at Guadaleanar a white man
and a boy. The man was described as being stout, very
tall, and having a long beard. The c;Uinof the Obe
ron has no doubt but that the man is no other than Mr,
B. Boyd, and suggests a search should be made for him
at Guadaleanar. The schooner Post Boy had gone to
New Zealand. The captain, cook, and a sailor of the
Oberon, were tomahawked by some natives of the Treas
ury Island, and severely injured; no provocation was
given by them so they report Empire.
Kate liars. Benjamin Dord.
The Sydney correspondent of the Melbourne Ar
gus, under date of October 18th, writes as below
in reference to the individuals whose names appear
at the head of this article.
The supposed fate of Mr. Boyd ia too familiar
to our readers to need recapitulating on this occa
sion. The account given by the persons who, took
the "Wanderer," (Mr. Boyd's vessel,) to Sydney,
was received with credence, and but rery faint
hopes, if any, were entertained of his being still
alive. It seems however, that intelligence has been
received in Sydney, which renders it quite probable
that he may still be alive, as well as the boy who
was supposed to have perished with him. Under
these circumstances, the merchants of Sydney as
well as the colonial government, took prompt meas
ures to ascertain the truth, and to restore, if possi
ble, a most worthy gentleman to his liberty and
fiiends, and we hope it may be our privilege, on
some future occasion, to announce the fact of his
restoration to the world, from which he has so long
been cut off, and to know the reasons of his capture,
and desertion by his captain and crew.
"Stdn-et, 18th October, 1354.
" Sydney is mad about Miss Hayes, and as she
comes by the same vessel which will bring you this,
Mebourne, I presume, will be in an equal state of
insanity before it appears in print. For patriotism,
homage to genius, homage to general .worth. 1 can
understand. But this absolute idolatry seems to
me the very extreme ot folly. Ood has blessed
Miss Hays with a fine voice, and its sweetness has
been matured by education and practice. Surely,
however, the immense profits of the stage, and the
honor of bouquets and plaudits, with perhaps a
few accompanying gifts expressive of gratification
ought to be sutficiint. Why, in the name of com-
,mon sense, should there 4e committees, addresses,
and public demonstrations, in just the same style
as if Miss II tye9 waa a great public benefactress ?
If Mrs. Chisholm, who has devoted her energies
f r many a long year to the advancement, not only
of colonial interests, but of the interest of humanity,
were to come here she might have a tea-party and an
address something like the tea-party and ad
dress which greeted her in Melbourne, although
probably a little less enthusiastic. But no such
wild enthusiasm as has greeted the songstress, who
is acquiring moro wealth than the greatest stales
man of the age, would have greeted the public ben
efactress, whose labors have been gratuitous. Do
not fancy that I desire to deny the great artistic skill
of the lady. In her arrival you will have a lux
ury, although an expenaive one, infinitely greater
than anything that Melbourne has ever before pos
sessed. But pray keep your Menses ! Pray do not
let new faces make you f irget old and tried friends.
There is to be quite a public display this afternoon,
but it will be alter this letter has been posted.
An almost equally exciting, and a far more im
portant topic of conversation just now, is the re
cent arrival of some intelligence. leadin to a
strong supposition that Mr Boyd, who was suppos
ed t have lost his life at Guudalcanar, one of the
Solomon Islands, is still alive, and a captive to the
natives ot that group. You will find the reports up
on this point in Monday's Herald. The Merchants
of Sydney at once tok up the matter warmly, and
tha governor-rJent-ral, greatly to his credit, imme
diately expressed a desire to co-operate. Energetic
efforts will at once be made, therefore, t set this
question at rest by a thorough investigation and
Siarcli. The cutter Obron, by which the news or
tumor arrived, has been liberally fitted out by her
owners and with a strong accession of force, in the
shape of volunteers, will start on Sunday morning
for Guadalcanal A steamer will be chartered by
the government ind will follow shortly after. This
vessel will go to the neighboring island of ;San Chris -oval,
secure hostagos. and otherwise Co-operate with
the cutter, which being a regular trader, will not
be so likely to excite the suspicion of the islanders,
sj as to induct; them to secrete their captive. If it
b" true that Mr. Boyd is still uiuong the living, the
story t )ld by the Wanderer's men, must have been,
for the most part, false ; or some fortunate whim or
superstition on the part of the Guadaleanar canni
b a s must have interfered to save this gentlman.
The doctrine of all the Papuan cannibals, of which
class are the people of Guadaleanar, is Mxh1 for
blootl. Even. tlierefre, if Mr. Boyd, was alive be
fr? t!i? attack upon the Wanderer and its sangu
inary repuls-?, it can be only owing to some inter
position of Providence tht he was left alive af
terwards. But if allowed to I've for a single d;iy
they would permit him to live out unharmed the
remainder of his natural life. Strange as it may
sei.-sa, the reasons for thinking that he is still alive
are indeed so strong as almost to amount to proof.
It is not known what vessel the Government will
charter, but the steamer Washington has feen spok
en of. The measures will be decided upon by the
Executive Council to-dar.
Ily the Sjsn Ab gtil, for S. F It. A L tkwrKid. C. TW11
rr, IV. I.vnrh, U. H'nJ.-on, M. .N'orris, I'. Brrdinb .r-, J. M
Burch.iM,'P. K. Krnntt, M. V. B. GriotruM. T. harren, 8. F.
John n, J. Ni-(T. I. Fr.rdrl.
Br tbe Fanny .Major, for F. .Mr. O'eullivan, Money, A.
Mu ry, Merrill, IVuitr, Kobiniu n.
K the N'im 'IV enter. tr BimIoii. Capt. E. Chiel, lady and
child. Sirs T. Spencer, rhil.l an 1 oervaut, ti. T. Franklin, Ba-kt-r.
Or. I I k. Her. JiVnuon, J. T. Stevens.
By til.-birk Hermi'inc, f.rS K. Mrs. K tiil.all, Mr Kyck
111 an. -eiiir, Kyck nan, j uiinr Wright, Rubin-ton.
By b irk AuckMinl, from a. F. lit. Fran-lin, IV. IV. flaicb.
PORT OF HONOLULU.
Jan. 15 Penj Morgan, Parsons, cruise.
Montreal, Grey, eruie.
IS Brig H ii win A hi fail, (Torno, S. F.
Ship Abigail, Ta!H-r, cm is.
Fr. ah. E-paclon, Ho nond, crui-e.
Haw. ah. Jeph hadea, Goom . cruise.
17 Am. bark Fam y Major, Wilbur, S. F.
' S.u Mar. Krazier, Hazaid, cruise.
13 - Sb Nor'Wester, Hi id.e, Rtc.
Br. bark Hermiune, Howard, 9. F.
PORT OF LAHAINA.
Jan. 16 Am. wh. h. Cincinnati, Williams , Stoi.ii rton, 29 mo. I
17 A ii. B. vuckLnd. Nelson, 17 ii. ft. S. Francisco.
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE AT AUCTION.
URSUANT to an order by the Chief Justice of
the Supreme Court, I will on Monday, Febru
ary 5, 1955, sell at public auction on the premises,
the Houses and lot in Xuuanu Valley, belonging to
the estate of the late Jame E, Wilcox.
M. C. MOXSAUKAT.
' ' Administrator.
Honolulu, January 4, 1855. 35 -4 1
JVJ"OTICE. Proper application having been mode
li to the Honorable Lorrix Andrews, Judge of
Probate, by Keom Axa, M. Kekvaxaoa, Joaxk Ii
and Wilmax L. Lei, for Probate of the will of
HIS LATE MAJESTY, KAMEIIAMEHA III,
deceased. Notice is hereby siren to all persons
whoa it may concern, that Saturday, the 27th day
of January instant, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon,
is a day and hour appointed for hearing proof of
said will, and all objections that may be offered
thereto, at tno Court House in the town of Hono
lulu. J. E. BARNARD,
.. 'i ' : . ; Clerk of Supreme Court.
Honolulu, 18th January, 1855. 37-2t
: PITJ1 AIY.
1 BYECOCS BAY, HILO, HAWAII,
DEALER In General Merchandise and Hawaii
an Produce. All Stores required by Whale
ships and others supplied oa reasonable terms, and
at the shortest notice ... . .
AVastkd. Exchange on th IT. States and Europe.
Oct. J, 1854. 3m i -
THE SUBSCRIBER OFFERS FOR SALE th
Cargo of the American Ship YmcouTi
Jenkins,' master, shortly expected to arrive fr
Boston, consisting in part as follows : a
Dar Goods, ice.
Cases Fancy Prints, do. Denims, do. blue drills
Do blue cottons, bales blankets, do gunny ban '
Bales Osnaburgs, do Choctaw stripes, '
Do ticking, do raven duck, Oil carpeting,
Cases pearl wool hats, do palm leaf do.
Do umbrellas, do muslins, do wht cotton.
20,000 lbs Pilot and Navy bread, brls. Carolina rice
Hlfrls beans, hit' do dried apples, '
Cases water, butter, soda and asst'd crackers,
Do lard, tierces hams, hlf brls loaf sugar,
IHf do clashed do, bags St. Domingo Coffee,
Bags pepper, baskets olive oil,
Cases cream tartar, do pimento, do ground pepper
Do ground ginger, do mustard, bale hop, '
Cases Superior chewing tobacco, '13 lbs each,
Kitts Mackerel, do tongues and sounds.
Do halibut tins, boxes codfish, do smoked halibut.
Boxes cider, do ale, baskets champagne.
Do brown soap, 13 lbs. each, do chemical do,
Do saleratur, hif brls saltpetre.
1 in. pine boards, cedar boat boards,
1 1-4 in. yellow pine flooring, planed, tongued, tad
Grooved, 1 1-4 and 1 5-16 in. do heading.
Planed one vide, spruce clapboard, clear do,
No. 1 do, 125 M. extra shaved cedar shingles.
3, 4 1-2 and 4x8 in. hard pine plank,
biht tar, pitch, bates oakum, basket.
Barrel coven, clothe basket, wooden pails,
liris bangs, cov. basket", night lamps,
Willow carnages, lor children,
Crate ewer and basins, do tea cup and saucers,
Do cov. chambers, do soup plates, cut nails.
Iron pots, with covers, horse carts.
Hand curts, store trucks, wheel barrows.
Wheel jacks, cart harness, cooking stoves.
Assortment tans ware, oars, asst'd.
Oak boats, 9, 10, It, 12, 13 and 14 feet.
103 tons Lackawana Coal, 350 casks cement,
10 casks ground marble, 20 do calcined planter,
20 do lijolin lor setting tire brick, doors,
Windows, bland, pine tire wood,
10 case yellow metal.
Honolulu, Jan. 18, 1855. 37-tf
COTTAGE TO LET.
jti A commodious cottage in Nuuanu Valley, oos
fr'it1 mile from Honolulu. It contains two bed
ruuui, one sitting room, pantry, and dining roota
wtih a cook house attached. . -
For further particulars apply to E. BROWN on
the premises. 37-5t
PARTIES having any claims agtinst thelat
tiriu ot J. W. KIXAIAN & Co., are requested
to enu in their bill.-' without delay.
Jai y 15, ISoo. 37-tf.
A USEFUL BOOK.
ASWELLS MECHANICS & Enzineer
docket Bouk latest edition for sale bv
3-4t II. M. WHITNEY.
LMAK ACS for lSoo.
For sale by
1L M. WHITNEY.
LARGE BANK. WALLETS.
(TTvOR keeping Notes, Bills of Exchange &c. For
JL1 sale by 37- II M. WHITNEY.
COTTAGE FOR RENT. "
A COTTAGE of three rooms, with an acre of land
adjoining, on Nuuanu Koad, at the intersection
ui new road leading to tue Royal School.
Address, VO 1TAUE, Box 7 4 Tost Offlce. S7-2t
OTICE. The "Oahu Clerical Association,"
11 will hjld ici next meet.ngm Honolulu, and the
opening session will be on Yedneday, January. 31,
at 1-2 past -2 o'clock P. M., a: the Kev. L. biuitli
residence in Nuuanu Valley. S. C. DAMON.
Honolulu, Jan. 13, 1S55. 37-t" Scribe.,
i 1-NE SFUiillMU 1TM Dull Eor sale by
L1 Agent of the l!ud.,on liay Co. 37-
THE FEYEST CII AIYCE YET!
FARMER OR COUNTRY RESIDENT.
'I'lIE PUMA LEI ESTATE, TO BE LET FOR A
1 term of years ! l'umalei ia situated on the
beautiful and fertile land of East Maui, immediately
adjoining Mukawao and llalimaile. It is unnecessa
ry to speak of the advantages of this region, cele
brated throughout the group for the teeruing pro
ducts of it soil, iU delightful scenery, and most a
tubrious climate. Here the refreshing showers pre
serve tbe unfading greenness of the tropics, and the
perennial song of the birds add another charm to
the beauties of nature.
Fuma'ei comprises about 330 acres of the choicest
land, and is almost a level area. It is just pleasing
ly diversified by a slight and graceful eminence
Fertile ravines, with unfailing spring, border it u oa
.two sides. Many of the productions of the temper
ate zone, and the tropic.-, grow here in great perfec
tion. Among others may be mentioned sugar car.e.
wheat, torn, .oats, beans, nuhms, and a variety of
garden vegetables. The fruits are oranges, citrons,
bananas, tig, ohias, pine-apples, and peaches. There
is a tine lramed dwelling-house upon th estate,
commanding a niagnihcent prospect. and well located
both ior social purposes and for business. It is on
and a half stories high, con ti ins 9 convenient rooms,
lias suitable outbuildings, and has been built only
about 3 1-2 years.
Kahului harbor is twelve miles distant, and di
rectly connected by an excellent road. A good rod
also runs to Mariko Landing, about 4 miles distant
The social advantages of the locality era consider
able, there being several estimable families in the
' The undersigned will be happy to answer any in
quiries concerning this estate, and will rent it upon
verylarorable terms. J. HARDY.
Honolulu, Jan. 13th, 135o. 6t-35
NOTICE OF CO-PARTNERSHIP.
'THE Co-partners hip existing between Henry Y.
Darnell and Jacob Cohn, under the firm of It
Y. Darnell St Co. , is this day dissolved by mutual
consent of the parties, with the agreement between
the parties that Jacob Cohn will pay up all the debt
that were contracted by the firm up to this date, and
to collect all debts due to the arm.
' Honolulu, Jan. 9th, 1855. 3S-3C
ALL persons, natives and foreigners, are hereby
strictly forbidden V trut li, KAPOOOKA
LAN I without my consent. HiWALA-NL
Honolulu. Jan. 8, 1355. 6m36 .
THOROUGHLY practical book-keeper wiahea
situation salary not so much aaobject as em
ployment. Enquire at this office. 36-tf4
.. notice. : .
'I "HE Undersigned hereby gives notic that it is hif
1 intention to leave this kingdom : all person
having claims against him are requested to hand
them in ; and all persons ind bted to him are requir
ed to settle the same before the first of February.
The undersigned has appointed C. F. Latrens to
act for him in his absence, under a special power of
attorney. - 1. H- LAFKEMZ.
Honolulu, Jan. llthk 1855. 38-4 1
DISSOLUTION Of PARTNERSHIP.
THE PARTNERSHIP heretofore existing bt-
I tweenJ.W. RIXMANN and Wm. BLEECJU
and; r the firm of J. W. Kixmann & Co., is dissolved
thia day by mutual consent.
J. V . Kixmann continues the business under v
same style, and assumes all liabilities of the lat
firm, and all money due to it is to be paid to hits.
Honolulu, tne 2d January, lSo.5. - 35-"
A COTTAGE TO LET.
Zji ' J Vl J ICUHJlk UiUUUllv Vl'JrW-"
w paiacc, containing z urge rooms, ,,Ilw7
at wiriA triifMimtoK nvt t ana-? and JinrloftK
r luv t if i nisi im - vs v M v m'9 uk
. with. a substantial picket fene. Kntlo-
r or particulars apply to , - JAMES A. V.Li
36-tf At tha store of G. Clark-