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SATURDAY. MARCH 5, 1S59.
la the New Bedford Shipping List of Jan.
18 we read m follow :
Th Whale Fubxht Ira Losses. The whale fishery
my be likened to a lottery to some it brings wealth,
while to Others investment in this hazardous enterprise
is but poorly rewarded. From information we have
received from one of our most reliable merchants, it is
estimated that the fleet of whale ships to arrive the
present year, will result in a loss to their owners of a
aum varying but little from one million of dollar. This
enormous loss is attributed to various causes the ill
success of the fleet, the fall in the price of oil, the ex
travagance of fitting, and the bad management of mas
ters in the refitting of ships principally at the Sandwich
Islands. The merchants at these islands are growing
in wealth at the expense of New Bedford capitalists,
and yet this evil continues year after year, at a tre
mendous loss to our people. There should be some
remedy introduced something that will check this
leakage, or further prosecution of the business might as
well be discontinued. Many of our ship masters ap
pear to have no scruples in the amount of their drafts,
snd draw readily and with the potency of millionaires.
"We are glad that our merchants have discovered, in a
measure, at least, one of the causes of their ill success,
and it is to be hoped that a more rigid economy will
hereafter be practised, not only by tliemselves , but also
by those in whose hands are largely entrusted the
wealth and future progress of Xew Bedford.
Wo did, not long ago, touch upon this very sub
ject, when brought forward by a cotemporary here,
who presumed to draw a line between those cap
tains of whalers who transacted their own business
and those who were consigned by their owners to
the agents of the latter in this place. What we
hare just quoted is bat another string on the same
harp, though with a clearer twang and a fuller
swing than the former.
The writer in the Shipping List estimates that
the loss to the owners on the fleet to arrive this
year will Tary " but little from one million of dol
lars." The causes cf this enormous loss it looks
for in 1st, " the ill success of the fleet ;" but it
does not advance nor attempt to prove that this ill
success is owing to the mismanagement of the cup
tains, either on the whaling ground, or to their
want of attention to the necessary outfit and equip
ment to render their labor effective and successful
when on the ground. 2d. To " the fall in the
price of oil." As this is neither a logical nor
commercial consecmence of the " ill success." and
iL . . jt?j-t.Tii u .
as thecaptams and Sandwich Islands merchants
we will leave it. 3d. The extravagance of fit
ting." This also is a matter touching the owners
at home, and we do not feel called upon to teach
them economy or defend their practices. 4th. "The
bad management of masters in the refitting of
ships, principally at the Sandwich Islands," etc.
There it is " the bad management in refitting."
That ol course affects the captains where they have
do agents to check their traosactioDS, audit their
bills and stop their " Udkagt1'' in short, to bring j
about " a change for the better," as the other side
Now such a wholesale aspersion upon a class of
men whose skill, industry, endurance and probity,
have built up the fortunes of those very grumblers,
is a practical illustration of that respectable ani
xnal which upsets the trough when its belly is full;
is an ungrateful return to past and a poor encour
agement of present masters, and should not have
been spread on the winds of heaven without the
That whaling, as an enterprise of investment, is
less lucrative now than formerly, is soon told and
not disputed ; but that from this fact it is to be
inferred that the masters now know less and man
age worse, than they did when whaling was more
lucrative, is what we cannot subscribe to withuut
proofs, knowing, as we do, the whaling service of
twenty-five years ago as well as that of to-day.
That occasionally but less occasionally than
can be found among an equal number of other men
entrusted with the same amounts of property
there are masters who mismanage their voyages,
and are, through their sole conduct, the cause of
loss to their owners, will not be denied ; but that,
instead of exceptional cases, they are of frequent
and dominant occurrence, so as to warrant the
Slapping List in grouping them with other deter
mining causes of that " enormous loss" which it
deplores, is another of those assertions, whether
positive or by inference, which should never be
made, affecting a man's character, without the
proofs to back it.
Touching what the Shipping List says about
' refitting of 6hips at the Sandwich Islands," and,
in connection therewith, the charge it makes of
bad management" by the captains, and the fur
ther charge implied in the expression that ' mer
chants at these islands are growing in wealth at the
expense of New Bedford capitalists," we have a
few remarks to make.
That writer should have known that formerly,
during the palmy days of sperm whaling and the
early part of the northwest right whaling, the
refitting of ships," whether here or elsewhere,
was not in the programme of the voyage was not
contemplated by owners, nor practised by masters.
Hence, as a general thing, the masters' drafts from
Honolulu or Lahaina did not include those heavy
items of advance to, or settlement with, officers
and seamen, nor of those expenses for casks, pro
visions and many other things, which under the
present system of refitting make the annual bills
of a whaleship at these islands appear so extrava
gant, compared with those of former years, when
the ships underwent only one fitting, and the men
were paid off only once on the voyage at the
counter of the owner if the slop chest, the charges
of the owner and the nature of the lay had left
them any thing to be paid off with.
In those days there were no agents of the owners
stationed here, exchange ruled from 25 to 20 per
cent, discount instead of from 5 per cent, to par,
ship chandlers were few, and the masters had not
the benefit of that active competition which now
cheapens most of the articles which they require ;
and, if we come down a little later in time, about
or subsequent to the gold discovery in California,
with potatoes at $5 to $6 per barrel, and other
provisions at corresponding prices, there were still
no complaints of leakage" or extravagant drafts,
for the very good reason, we believe, that whales
Trere plenty, Bhipe successful and owners content
ed. N ow, however,'whales are scarcer, smaller,
poorer ; not one Bhip in.ten this season has seen a
200-barrel-whale, BOt1 one1 la twenty has caught
one, and ye it ?ostt jasl aVmuch, for the season,
to catch 100, barrel of jjil as to catch 2,000 ; but
of this th Shipping List takes no account, and
blames the captains and the Honolulu merchants,
as though they were playing into each other's
hands, and were leagued together to defraud the
That the merchants at these islands are grow
ing in wealth" is probably correct, (we can tell
better when the property taxation is imposed,) and
the acknowledgment from abroad will no doubt
prove advantageous to their credit and gratify their
pride ; but that such growth is the result of other
than legitimate business transactions, such as the
New Bedford merchants themselves or their agents
for them, if established in business here, would not
hesitate to engnge in, we fearlessly assert and
challenge the proofs. And we would here, with
all due respect for the State of Massachusetts gen
erally and New Bedford merchants especially, ex
press our unfeigned astonishment that the explod
ed commercial dogma of " one man's gain being
another man's loss" should still have found a
nestling place on the pages of a journal like the
But, according to that journal, not only have our
merchants been growing in wealth at the expenso
of New Bedford capitalists, but pourcomble demal
heur " this evil continues year after year at a tre
mendous loss to our people," (N. B.) Now we
would not for a moment presume to compare the
experience of our merchants with that of the
whaling patriarchs of New Bedford ; but if our
people had been engaged in an enterprise which
year after year had been netting them " a tremen
dous loss," we know that they would have been
about ship" long ago, instead of staking their
last dollar on the old pool, and salving their char
acters for capacity by impeaching the honesty of
THE PAST WEEK.
In Honolulu on the 2Sth of February, last, Hon.
Z. P. Kaumaea, Member of the House of Representa
tives from the district of Lahaina, Maui. Mr. Kau
maea' sickness was a severe cold aggravated by dys
entery. The two Houses and a large concourse of
mourners attended his remains to the grave, and the
House of Representatives as a further token of respect
voted to wear the usual badge of mourning during the
. .. .
MHYKiinitnv iC ttk fiiKL'tAn M. T, ti 1 1 m .1 iin lino r 1 , 1,
the exception of 1856, represented his district in the
Legislature since 18-32. Ue leaves a wife and one
The Frnimorr Cooper.
To-day the renimore Cooper leave , iu prosecution of
her surveying cruise to the westward, as far as Japan
and adjacent seas. We wl-h her a hearty "God speed,"
now and ever, for we look upon her, and her likes no
matter what colors they fly as the Noah's doves of
peace, commerce and civilization. We shall anxiously
look for the report of Lieutenant Commanding Brooke,
believing that no gentleman, short of Lieutenant Maury
himself, can do better justice to so vast a subject and so
important a mission as the survey and sounding of the
North Pacific Ocean, over the traveled, ordinary routes
to Manila, China and Japan. Lieut. Brooke has been
singularly fortunate in obtaining so talented and gen
tlemanly a draughtsman as Mr. Kern.
By the arrival of the Calypso on Saturday last from
a trip to Hawaii further intelligence was received from
the Volcano. It would seem that the first stream was
still slowly running out into the sea at Wainanalii, and
that a second stream was running from the crater to
wards the Kaawaloa side of the coast, and would indu
bitably debouch somewhere through that fertile dis
trict if only the flow continued long enough.
By the arrival of the Mary on Monday last from
Kawaihae, we learn that the lava is still flowing into
the sea at Wainanalii, not so rapidly perhaps as at first,
and with somewhat diminished volume.
On Thursday the Kanioi returned with the sight-seers,
highly pleased with their excursion. Their reports
vary little from the previous ones. The Volcano is a
Hawaiian institution, and fully appreciating its services
in the economy of Providence we reverently say " long
may it wave."
Th w Tariff.
By referring to our legislative proceedings of this
week it will be seen that the Committee of the House
of Representatives had proposed an amendment of the
tariff of 185G which, with the exception of spirits,
amounts to a new tariff entirely. The tariff passed in
185G. but which, however, has not yet gone into effect.
was a discriminating Tar ff, with several gradations of
duties. The present bill brought in by the Committee,
proposes to levy 10 per cent, on all imported goods, ex
cept spirits and wines, most of which are regulated by
treaty. Tha bill is accompanied by a free list of certain
articles, which we rejoice to see is an enlargement and
improvement of the former free list. To the Tariff, it
self, there was but little opposition in the lower House,
though some gentlemen favored a motion to leave the
duties on whalers Btores at 5 per cent Thereupon
ensued a spirited debate, during which the pros and
com were sharp and racy, and the influence of the
whaling fleet on the progress, development and perma
nent prosperity of these Islands, was criticised from a
1 ftier point of view than that of the dollar. On Fri
day the new schedule of 5 per cent, was negatived by
a vote of 14 to 9.
By the last mail we receivod the first numbers of a
new mammoth journal started iu New York, bearing
the above title and edited and published by Thoa. Mc
Elrath, who, if we are correctly informed, has for many
years been engaged on the New York Trdune, and was
looked upon as " the better half" of that journal. The
Century displays evident marks of ability, and, like
Minerva springing from Jupiter's head, it seems to have
dropped into a place among the New York celebrities as
if it had been to the manor born." Its price is
S2 50, singly, per annum, postage free, or 4 for two.
The booksellers in Honolulu have not yet noticed this
journal ; perhaps its leading article in the second num
ber upon " good manners in politics" was too strong
meat for weak etomachs. We recommend the journal
with pleasure, both as a family paper and a business
The public lecture, at the instance of the Honolulu
Lyceum, and delivered on Thursday evening last by
Professor Alexander, of Punahou College, On the En
glish Language," was attended by a large and highly
respectable audience. The analysis of the English lan
guage and iu component parts is rather a dry, certain
ly a knotty subject, but the Professor handled it well,
and his remarks upon its capabilities, adaptedness, and
prospects as an universal one, wereVell-chosen and felicitous.
We noticed a few weeks ago, on the arrival of the
TJ. S. Exploring Schooner Fennimore Cooper, that val
uable guano deposits had been discovered on French
Frigate Reef, situated to the west-north -west of these
Islands. We learned also that the Island has been
formally taken possession of in the name of the
United States. And we now learn that the bark
Gambia of this place, belonging to the firm of B. F.
Snow, Honolulu, sailed today, fully fitted and equipped
to go down there and occupy and work those deposits
of guano. We are glad to see Honolulu men in the
field and bestirring themselves. We heartily wish the
enterprise all the success it may attain, anticipating
from this and similar discoveries in our neighborhood,
such an increase of, and occupation for, the clipper
fleet of the Pacific, rendezvousing here at Honolulu,
as shall prove an additional reason for the speedy es
tablishment of mail steamers between these islands and
the coast of California. The guano on French Frigate
Reef is said to be even richer than that of Jarvis Island.
On Thursday, in the House of Representatives,
Mr. J. E. Chamberlain, Member for Nawiliwili, Kauai,
moved a resolution expressing the regret of the House
upon certain points connected with the lately negotiated
Treaty with France. The Hon. Mr. Chamberlain may
be a very good man as the world goes, and discreet in
his own business, but what possible good he does ex
pect to the nation from digging up a subject that has
occasioned so much heart-burning and disquietude for
so many years, is more than we profess to perceive. Is
it not good doctrine in politic?, as well a iu private
life, to "let well alone," to let old sores heal before you
incur new ones. The resolution comes up to-day for
Monday the 28th ult., being the anniversary of the
institution of the " Honolulu Rifles." that corps under
command of J. H. Brown, Esq., made its neat and
effective appearance with street parade, target prac
tice and a collation. The high degree of proficiency
which this company have attained to in the handling
of their arms and the evolutions of marching cannot
fail to challenge the attention and obtain the approba
tion of all who are competent to jude critically. The
ease, the grace, the quiet speed we use the expression
in opp site sense to bustle and fuss which character
ise their parades, will elicit the admiration of all.
The schooner Mary, Capt. Berrill, on Sunday last,
while coming from Kawaihae to Honolulu, picked up a
canoe off Kalepolepo Bay, with mast and sail attached.
It is very possible that through carelessness and neglect
the canoe had got adrift from the beach while the na
tives were absent ; a thing we have known to happen
more than once in Honolulu.
Large Sale at Auction.
The sale of good3 ex Scotsman, at Mr. Everett's
Auction Rooms, on Thursday last, was well attended
and the bidding spirited ; goods realizing a decided ad
vance in prices. The amount sold realized about
GFThere is a journal in Honolulu which, it would
seem, declines " the honor to claim (us) as (ita)
contemporary." Good. Is this to be taken as an
expression of editorial repudiation, or is it an at
tempt to get up the non mi ricordo line of argu
ment? "The way of the transgressor is hard,''
however, and crooked to boot, but he never escapes
Ilouae of Xoblea.
Feb. 28, Fortt-sfcosd Dat. Prayer. Minutes read. The
Committee to whom were referred section 13u2 to 13o7 of the
Civil Code, relating to costs of court, reported ; and the report
being adopted by I lie House, the amendment of the House below
rn bichoii lsUi was concurred in. A message transmitting tlwt
part of the Civil Code which relatei to the Department of War
and the Militia was received. Adjourned.
Feb. 29, Forty-third Dat. Prayer. Minutes read. Message
announcing the appointment of a Committee of Five to meet with
a Committee of the .Nobles in regard to such points of non-eon
currence between the two Houses in relation to certain parts of
ttie Civu Lode. Adjourned.
Marcs 3d, r ortt-r ocbth Dat. Prayer. Minutes read. A
message was received announcing the death of the Hon. Z. P
Kaumaea, the Representative for Lahaina. Resolved unani
mously to adjouru till to-morrow, as a mark of respect to the
memory of the deceased, and towards the Home of which he was
March 8d, FoRTT-nrni Dat. Prayer. Minutes read. The
Committee on section o..V reported back that section to the
House. Resolved to substitute section 2hM$ by the following;:
1 lie Marshal ana respective guerilla snail receive In full pay
ment of their services such annual salaries, or compensation, as
may from time to time be prescribed by the Legislature : rrovid
ed, however, that the fees received for the arret of deserting sea
men shall belong to the respective sheriffs." Resolved to appoint
a Committee on points 01 disagreement oetween the two Houses
in regard to certain portions of the Civil Code. . Committee
chosen by ballot Prince Katuehameha, Mr. Gregg, Gov. Nahao
Ilonae of Representatives.
Feb. 26, Seventieth Dat. A message was received from the
Nobles, transmitting as amended and passed by them chapters
Yi to j oi Hie tivn coue.
The amendments were referred to a select committee, to meet
with a similar committee of the Nobles. The following is the
committee from the Representatives: Messrs. Robertson, Ka
lama, Hitchcock. Richardson, Sheldon. Adjourned.
Feb. 23, Seventy-first Dat. Pttition: From the district of
Honolulu, that new regulations be Instituted for carrying the
mails on tins isiana. lmm on me tame.
There being no further business, the House adjourned till to
morrow. March 1, Sevestt-secosd Dat. Mr. Austin stated that he
regretted to have to announce to the House the death, on the
2sth uit., of his colleague from the district of Lahaina, Hon. Z.
P. Kaumaea. Mr. Austin made a few remarks upon the char
acter of the deceased and the good qualities he possessed, and
moved that the House do now adjourn as a token of restiect for
Mr. Sheldon moved to amend to the effect that this House will,
in a body, attend the funeral to-morrow, at 4 P. M., and the
members will wear the usual badge of mourning during the re
mainder of the session. The resolution, as amended, was
adopted, and the House adjourned.
March 2, Skvesty-third Day. Mr. Dowsett, from the Com
mittee on Finance, reported a new section regulating the tariff
of duties as follows :
Sectio . Whenever the duties specified in this section can
be substituted for those provided for in the last preceding sec
tion, (the old duties), without a violation of any existing treaty
between this government and any foreign government, then, in
lien of such duties, there shall be levied, collected and paid on
goods, wares and merchandise imported from foreign countries,
the following rates of duty :
1. On alcohol and other spirits of the strength of alcohol, ten
dollars per gallon ; on brandy, gin, rum, whisky, and all other
spirits or strong waters, of whatever name or description, below
the strength of alcohol, three dollars per gallon ; also, on all
liqueurs, cordials, bitters, brandied fruits, perfumery, and other
articles of merchandise, sweetened or mixed, containing alcohol
or spirits of the strength of thirty per cent, or upwards, three
dollars per gallon.
2. A duty of one dollar and fifty cents per gallon on port,
sherry, madeira, and other wines of whatever name or descrip
tion, above IS per cent, of alcoholic strength ; also, on all cor
dials, bitters, and other articles of merchandise of any name or
description, containing, nr preserved in alcohol, or spirits above
that rate of strength and below 30 per cent.
8. A duty of five per cent, ad raloretn on all wines in casks
and cases, known in commerce as wines de cargaison.
4. A duty of ten per cent, ad valorem on cider, beer, ale, por
ter, and other fermented beverages below IS per cent of alco
5. A duty of 15 per cent, ad valorem upon all wines of a
higher quality than wines of cargaison," below IS per cent, of
alcoholic strength ; also, on tobacco, opium, and all manufac
6. Upon all other goods, wares and merchandise imported
into the Hawaiian Islands, a duty of ten per cent, ad valorem :
Provided, Htxvectr, mat no impost duty shall U. evied on
goods or merchandise imported for the use of the Government, or
of the King and Queen, naval stores and supplies belonging to a
foreign government, when imported and used as such goods
imported for the private use and consumption of foreign diplo
matic representatives goods allowed by foreign treaties to be
introduced free by whaleships professional books, implements
and tools of trade in actual use of persons from abroad, and not
intended for tale old household effects in use abroad by those
bringing them, and not for sale wearing apparel, not merchan
dise, in use of persons arriving at Hawaiian porta personal
household effects, not merchandise, of subjects of the Hawaiian
Kingdom, dying abroad oil, bone, fish, or other products of the
sea, being the catch of duly registered Hawaiian vessel, and
goods, wares and merchandise exported to a foreign country
and brought back in the same condition as when exported upon
which no drawback has been allowed ; provided, alio, that the
Minister of Finance may allow the following articles to be im
ported free of duty ou application for that purpose: trees,
shrubs, bulbs, roots, "plants and seeds, when not intended for
sale as merchandise, gold or silver coins, philosophical, chem
ical and other apparatus for the use of schools and colleges,
curiosities, paintings, and statuary not for sale, specimens of
botany, mineralogy, geology and other natural sciences, for the
use of schools and colleges, all books, maps, and charts pro
cured abroad under the direction of the Board of Education, for
the use of schools. models of invention, if not fitted for use,
machinery of all kinds, if intended for specific use; steam en
gines, sugar, coffee and rice mills, plows, hoes, and other imple
ments of husbandry imported by or for any agriculturist or
body of agriculturists for his or their special use, bees, birds,
and fowls, horses, mares, ases bulls, cow3, calves . sheep, swine,
and other animals intended for improving the breeds of such
animals : nd provided furtlter, that the Minister of Finance
may in his discretion allow alcohol to be withdrawn from the
custom house for medicinal, mechanical, or scientific purposes,
on the payment of a duty of 50 per cent, ad valorem, the party
or parties applying for and withdrawing the same, giving satis
factory security that it shall be used only for such purposes.
The report was adopted, and the sections passed without
amendment. Mr. Austin offered a new provision, fixing the
duties on whalemen's stores at 5 per cent.
Mr. Robertson objected to the motion of Mr. Austin. He said
that there was a difference of opinion as to the immense benefits
the islands receive from the foreign whaling tleet. As for him
self, he was a good deal of the way of thinking of an article
which recently appeared in the Commercial Adrertieer or this
city (Feb. 10.) in which the ground was taken that we ought to
trust more to the agricultural resources of the country, and less
to the uncertain and decreasing business of supplying whale
ships, if our prosperity depended altogether upon the latter, we
were truly In a sorry condition, and ought to be ashamed to
own it. The question was asked, what will we do without the
whaling fleet. Why, we would just go about the legitimate and
only sure stay of our people developing the internal resources
of the country. If we were to favor whaleships by special ex
emptions, let it be our owu. He would readily consent to the
introduction, free of duty, of all articles of outfit to be used in
the prosecution of the whaling business iu Hawaiian vessels, but
he thought foreign vessels were already sufficiently privileged.
Mr. Mieldon followed on the same side as Mr. Robertson ;
Messrs. Richardson and Kalama arguing in favor of Mr. Aus
The whole subject was deferred till Friday, and the House ad
journed. March 8, i?evextt-focrth Day. Mr. Chamberlain offered
the following Resolution :
Pemleed, That the House of Representatives, in passing that
part of the Civil Code relating to impost duties, do hereby ex
press their deep regret in the new relations of the French Treaty,
which make the mode adopted by the luw relating to these duties
indispensable, acting, as we believe they will, to the great detri
ment of the Hawaiian Islands.
On motion of .Mr. Robertson the resolution was made an order
of the day for Saturday next.
The committee on thejudiciary reported sections 1526 and 1527
of the Civil Code which were then passed. Adjourned.
March 4, Sevrxtt-fifth Day. The House went into commit
tee of the whole on the Resolution of Mr. Austin, to allow the
estry of the following articles, ou the payment of a duty of 5
per cent, ad valorem : Cordages, Buoys, Windlasses, try-pots,
whale and seal irons, anchors, chain cables, lances, bomb-guns
and lances, copper, yellow metal, chronometers, davits, ship's
tackle, oars, pitch, t.ir, rosin, canvass, duck, whale-line, boats,
casks anil barrels, staves, boat-boards, bread.
Mr. Robertson renewed the objections which he made on Wed
nesday, ami advocated admitting these articles free of duty
when intended for Hawaiian whaling vessels.
Messrs. Kamaipclekane, Richardson and Hitchcock, favored
the resolution, and argued that if whalers were not encouraged
to continue their visits, the country would become impoverished.
Mr. Chamberlain took the other side and strongly upposed the
amendment. He took occasiou to tx press his disapprobation
of the late French Treaty.
A long and verv spirited debate ensued, in which Messrs. Ka-
auwaepaa and Kalama took sides with Mr. Robertson, and sev
eral energetic speeches were made in favor of Mr. Austin's mo
tion. The question was put and resulted in the negative 14 to 9.
Mr. Robertson moved to insert in the sixth sub-division, that
vessels under the Hawaiian Cag may import their supplies, etc.
free of duty.
It appearing that the foregoing would be opposed to the French
treaty, it was withdrawn the provisions of said treaty being to
the effect that French sulijecls should not be " subjected to other
charges, taxes, or imposts at the custom bouses than those to
which native subjects are subjected.
Mr. Austin then moved to reconsider the section iu regard to
duties, in order that the communications of the commissioners
of the Cnited States and t treat Britain respecting the duties
on spirits, the product of those countries, may be considered.
The motion was negatived, 11 to 10. The committee then rose,
and the House adjourned.
In the commercial column of Tlu L'ttUury, New York, we
" The Lowell Adcertiser says that in nearly all the bales of
cotton opened there, from S to 12 cent of sand, stones, nails
and other suhstances are found. Single stones weighing 2S lbs
have been found in these bales, which sell at from 11 to 15 cents
a pound to our manufacturers."
There is a fine text to preach an anti -slavery sermon from.
Vie would like to know if the fame "manuwahi" (in the bargain),
as we say here, has been thrown in the bales of cotton sent to
England and France, or if that peculiar exhibition of good will is
only reserved for the manufacturers of the Northern States.
Philosophising on the recent speculations in coffee and su
gar by the San Francisco operators, the JfercanfiU Gazette
We allude elsewhere to the speculations that have occurred In
candles, coffoe, American liquors, and to some extent in provis
ions, teas and raw sugars, all of which have imparted a feverish
feeling to the general market, and perhaps stimulated prices be
yond the limit they would have otherwise legitimately attained.
This result has also not been without its effect upon holders, who
exhibit more firmness and look forward to a large trade for a
consumption to be enhanced by low prices a.'id the growing ex
tent of the area of country resorting here for supplies. It is un
questionable too. that as business expands with us, our market
is becoming capable of sustaining larger stocks iu the hands of
importers, who can more readily anticipate relief from overstocks,
while the abundance of money brings forward buyers for goods
that promise a fair return for its employment whenever prices
tempt investment. These are the natural consequences of the
expansion of a trade point, and will in due time divest this mar
ket of its so frequent recurrence to a nominal condition when
overstocked with goods, and in a degree restrict the extreme
fluctuations which have so far characterized it.
We read that in San Francisco the market was entirely bare
of Mexican dollars, and there was much uncertainty as to the
date of future supplies. There was a good demand, and 12 f'c
premium could easily be obtained. Mexican dollars used to be
plenty in Honolulu, but are now entirely crowded out by the 6
franc pieces, which continue to pass for 100 cents, not only in
market and retail transactions, but even at the Bank and in the
paying of drafts. The government does not assume to regulate
the value of money; it receives any coin that passes current in
Honolulu, and leaves It to the merchants to adopt or discontinue
its usage. While on this subject, we would ask how much longer
the ulug (50 dollar piece) is to pass at par in this place after it
has ceased to do so elsewhere
While talking of currency, the following account of the
Chinese Currency may be of interest :
The Chinese money of account is the Tael and Its decimals.
Mace, Candareens, and Cash. At Hongkong and Canton TI.7
Taels, and at all the other trading ports Taeis, are equivalent
to 100 Mexican dollars. The subdivisions of the Tael are Mace,
of which 10 make 1 Tael; Candareens, of which 10 make I Mace;
and lastly Cash, of which 10 make 1 Candareen. Cash is the
only real money, and its value fluctuates, It being bought, and
sold by the foreign merchants like goods.
The New Bedford Skipping Lift of January II gives very
detailed and accurate tables of the "Whale Fishery for 1S5S."
The following is its summary :
The results of the last year's Whale Fishery, as nearly as the
same can be ascertained, will be found iu our columns to-day;
and, as we flatter ourselves, with a close approximation to accu
racy. As compared with former years it has been generally un
productive, and in many cases disastrous, and there has been a
consequent diminution of the number of vessels and tonnage em
ployed iu the fleet, amounting to $.033 tons as compared with the
previous year. Prices for Sperm Oil have ruled lower than in
any year since iy'J. There have been but few losses at sea ,i.e
Rajah, of this port, and the Columbus of New London, being toe
only ones reported of the North West Fleet.
The whole number of vessels now employed In the Whale
Fishery from ports in the United States is L6t) ships and barks,
IK brigs. 45 schooners, including 115.115 tons, against 5S7 ships
and barks, IS brigs, and 49 schooners, including 2u-",14S tons, in
the previous year.
The importation of Sperm Oil during the vear. In barrels, are
81.H4!; Whale, 12,203, and 1 Alt) ,000 It s of whalebone.
The average prices of Sperm Oil during the year is 121 cents $
gallon; and for Whale Oil 54 cents. Whalebone, Polar, 94$ cts.;
.Nortli tVest 5W cents.
Exports ?perm, 3.S36 bbls; Whale, 19 ,503; Whalebone. 1.049.-
Stock now on hand, 17,176 bbls. Pperm; 82,375 Whale; and
400,000 lbs Whalebone araint 39,307 bbls. Sperm; 92,193 bbls.
bbls. Whale; and 265,500 lbs Whalebone on the 1st of January,
The prospects for the coming year are far from flattering, but
upon the whole perhaps not less encouraging than at the com
mencement of the year that has now passed. There wiil, from
present appearances, be a further diminution of vessels employ
ed in the fleet; and with a diminished competition the business
may again regain a healthy state. Other fields of enterprise now
opened and opening present better opportunities for investment
than are now offered in the whale, fishery.
Our San Francisco contemporaries have expatiated upon
the advantages of their place as a depot for the North Pacific
whaling fleet with a loudness of voice and persistency of effort,
until their own cry is drowned in the echoes which they have
awakened around them. Among the San Francisco rivals for
the whaling trade, and with perhaps equal success, is Victoria, V
I., who is beginning to put forth her claims to the "distinguished
consideration" of the whalers. In the other (Southern) hemi
sphere, the New Zealand journals are crying lustily for the whal
ers to come to their ports, and abusing the government for not
encouraging them by special laws. The Lyttleton. Timet aays :
There seems to be a growing disposition among masters o
whalers again to frequent New Zealand ports for refreshment,
but they are cautious in doing so, while the temptations held out
to crews to desert are so many, and the power of the authorities
too small to arrest deserters or to punish those who willfully en
tice them from their ships. The general government have re
cently enacted a bill "for the prevention of desertion and other
misconduct of seamen belonging to foreign ships," with a view to
encourage the resort of whaling ships to ports In New Zealand,
and it only remains for the provinces to give due effect to it by
the maintenance of ai adequate police force.
Now, to these and any other suffering brother, who either rush.
es into fremy or despondency at the mention of blubber, our ad
vice would be to "try a hair of the dog that bit him," to start a
whaling fleet of their own; and by that Inevitable law of gravita
tion which holds good In commerce as well aa elsewhere, if they
succeed with their own ships, they will in due time be entrusted
with the management and business of others, if by that time they
hare not their hands full of their own.
We quote the following from the Mercantile Gasette (San
Francisco). It has no doubt been read by most of our merchants ;
but it is so pertinent and correct, so much not-to-be-forgotten,
that we will refresh their memories at the risk of tedioutness.
It will require but little consideration to show that if price
governs demand and supply, it is itself governed by them. If a
high price attracts goods to a market while at the same time it
lessens the consumption of them in that market, it is clear that
this increased supply as soon as it arrives will lower the price,
which again will increase the demand. We set out with the idea
of inquiring What is the fair market price of goods And have
now, we think, got far enough to be able to draw the conclusion,
that the fair market price is that which will ensure the stock for
any given time being worked off just before supplies eome in to
replace it If the stock is so large that supplies can be furnished
in a shorter time than will be necessary to work it off at a paying
price, then it cannot be sold at anything over that price without
prolonging the glut, by supplies coming In before they are want
ed ; and all the expense of storing, interest, ke.. for the extra
time required to clear the market, must form a deduction from
paying prices, either directly, or in the shape of forced sales at
lower rates. If on the other baad the stock is so small that the
consumption at a f:ir paying price would us it up iu a shorter
time than that required for procuring fresh supplies, then pur
chasers must submit to high prices, under penalty of being left
without the article altogether, however indispensable to their
existence or their comfort it may be. To gather up the various
information necessary, and to keep in view all the various influ
ences of season, substitutes, chances of marine disasters, Ac,
which must be considered, in order to determine what this price
is, may seem difficult, and in point of fact is not easy; but is just
what constitutes the science of the merchant. As regards sales,
it is the business of a salesman to know exactly what price he can
get, and what customers he can get it from. It is the merchant's
business to determine whether that price is so low that he had
better wait, or so high that he had better sell; and according to
the extent and accuracy of his information, and the correctness
of his judgment in making use of it, will be his success in that
branch of his operations.
Perhaps the above may help to solve a question which not long
ago exercised the minds of some inquiring souls, via.: "What is
the value of a thing?"
From the -Vcir Zealander, Auckland, Sept. 11, we learn that
the Belgian Consul at that place had given public notice of a new
Tariff having been adopted by Belgium, which the New Zealand
journals looked upon as very favorable to the produce and man
ufactures of their country. The Xeir Zeaunder says :
This new Tariff, which was to come into force on the 1st Janu
ary, 1S",8, received the sanction of King Leopold ; and as sever
al of the commodities named are to be found in abundance in
New Zealand, his Belgian Majesty, who has a shrewd eye to bu
siness, has instructed his representative in this Colony to make
known to our producers and exporters the special advantages
held out to them by Belgium, as compared with other Continen
tal countries. Thus she will take our copper ore, flax (brut
coarse; aud at present our flax is not very fine In its prepara
tion), hemp, and other vegetable filaments, horns, horse hair,
hoofs, hides and skin, resin (under which term Kauri Gum is in
cluded), and whalebone (a commodity Providence has placed
within our reach if we would but exert ourselves to procure it)
all free. Whale and other oils, spermaceti, and tallow all which
things also we ought to be able to export, are subject to a trifling
duty which cannot be looked upon as at all prohibitive In iu op
eration. How does this country stand In regard to King Leopold and
his enterprising little kingdom We have no copper ore nor
flax, but we have ''horns, horse hair, hoofs, hides, skins," and
the produce of the whale fishery, besides coffee and sugars and
wool. Are we entitled to the tariff without a treaty; and how
comes it that we have no treaty with a prominent commercial
nation, who on an area not quite double that of Yorkshire, sup
ports a population of four millions, and who through her chief
port, Antwerp, commands the great avenues of European inter
In this city, March 1, the wife of Henry F. Poor. Esq., a son.
At Lahaina, Maui, Feb. 84, the wife of Mi. J. Crowninburg,
Per Schooser Kamehameha IV, for Sea, Mar. 2-
AlAKliNE JOUKK-A L.
POUT OF HONOLULU.
Feb. 2C II B M's sh Calypso, Montresor, fm cruise windward.
Haw sell Kamehameha IV, Barrus, fm Kohala.
Haw sc i Maria, Molteuo, fm Lahaina.
Am wh bk Manuel Ortez, Hazard, N B.351 tons, 17mos
out, fm cruise southward, sailed 2"th.
27 Am wh sh Gay Head, Lowen, N B,S6Jtous,2Smosout,
31 men, fm N Zealand, 1050 wh on board, 5 whs S50
bbls 2-bOO b since leaving this port.
SS Am wh sh Polar Star, Weeks, N B. 475 tons, 30 nios
out, -i5 men, fm N Zealand, 2oo sp 1250 wh on board,
9 sp whs 2"0 bbls, 2 win 150 bbls 150 b season.
Am wb sh Maria Theresc, Coop, . B, 330 tons, 16
mns out, I'm a cruise, nothing since leaving this
port. Sailed next day.
Am clip sh Rambler. Lathrop, 1119 tons, 14 days 'fm
San Francisco, en route for Jarvis Island.
Haw br Kohola, Corse n.vio tons, 134 days fm Brein.,
via Yarmouth, with whalemen's stoies, etc to
Hotfxchl -ger Stapenhoiwt.
Haw sell Miiry, Kern I, tin kawaihae.
Mar 1 Am h bk Augusta, Tabor, S H, i90 tons, 19 mos out,
06 men, fm N Zealand, 260 wn on ooard, nothing
2 Am wh sh Contest, l.udlow, N B, 441 tons, 28 nios
out, 35 meu, Ini New Zealand, 00 wb co board,
4 wh, 2bu bu I, 2000 b this season.
Am wh srh J I) l arr, Scidder, 2d tons, 10 mos out, fm
Coast of California, 2500 b on board.
Haw scb Mary Ellen, fin Kauai.
8 Maraiet, Rikeke, fm Nawiliwili, Kauai.
Moi, Wilbur, fin Lahaina.
4 Kekauluohi, Marchaut, I'm Kona Hawaii.
Feb 26 Fr wh sh Ville de Rennes, Lejuedoit, to cruise.
Haw scb Alexander, for Kalmlui.
Queen, w hite, tor Molnkai-2-1
Lxcel, Anionia, for Koloa, Kauai.
Mar 1 Manuokawai, Beckley, for Hilo
Am clip eh Rambler, Lath rep, for Jarvis Island.
2 Haw sen Kamehameha IV, Foss, tor Koloa and
Haw sch Maria, Molteno, for Lahaina.
4 Margaret, Rikeke, for ports on Kauai.
Mary, Rerril, for Kawaihae.
Mary Ellen, for Kauai.
PORT OF LAHAINA.
Feb. 23 Bk Adeline, Taber, N B, S29 tons, 28 mns out, nothing
the season; ISO sp, 850 wh, boot) b the voyage, last
fm Jarvis Is.
Mar. 1 Sh Nimrod, Howes, N B, 3:W tons, 18 mos out. nothing
the season, 40 sp Sod wh 10000 b voyage ; 40 sp 160
wh on board, fm the Line.
Bk Architect, fish, N L, 20 wh 300 b the season, 1175
wh 12000 b voyage, 575 wb SOU b on board, fm Mag
Feb. SC Bk Adeline, Tabor, cruise north.
Mar. 3 Bk Architect, Fish, cruise north.
The Gay Head cruised on N. Zealand; weather rugged and
unfavorable most of the season. Saw but few whales. Took 8 in
October, 1 In November and 1 In December. Saw the first Oct
20, in lat 34 84 S, Ion 1C9 03 W. Took the first Oct 22, in lat
34 05 S, Ion 1 67 55 W. Saw no sperm whales. Reports the fol
lowing vessels: Spoken, Nor 4, Caulalncourt, Lebaste, Havre, 2
whales; Not 19, Florida, Fish, N B, 3 whs; Nov 23, bk Gipsey,
Manter, N B, 1 wh; Nov 26, bk Architect, Fish, N L, nothing
(afterwards heard from with 1 wh); Nov 23, James Maury, Cur
ry, N B, nothing; Dec 8, bk Union, Hedges, S II, 3 whs; Dec 25'
trie, Jernegan, F II, boiling 2d wh; Jan 10, Rosseau, Green, X
B, nothing; Jan II, Arab, Grinnell, F 11, 3 whs. Heard from,
Jan 1, E F Mason. Smith, N B, nothing; Jan 15, Fabius, Suiith
N' B, 7 whs; Feb 3, William Tell, Austin, d H, nothiug; bk Caro
line, Pontus, Q P, 1 wh.
The Volar Star cruised on N. Zealand; weather good in the
in the early part of the season, but rugged and ID avorable in
the latter part. Whales scarce. Saw and took the first sperm
whales Oct 9, iu lat IS 13 X, Ion 15d 30 W; took the last Feb 9,
in lat 8 40 S, Ion 152 02 W. Saw and took the first right whale
Nov 10, in lat 34 29 S, Ion 165 02 W. Makes the following re
port: Spoken, Nov 10, Gen Pike, Russell, i B, nothing; Nov 27,
Marengo, Skinner, N B, nothing; Nov 29, Jefferson, Hunting, S
11, 2 whs; Dec 2, bk Favorite, Smith, F II, 3 whs; Dec 4, Omega,
Wbalon, F II, 2 whs.
The Augutta cruised on N. Zealand; weather fair at first, but
afterwards rugged. Whales scarce and wild. . Saw no sperm
whales. Saw the first Nov 10, in lat 84 43 S, Ion 165 03 W.
Makes the following report: Spoke, Nov 22, bk Rose Pool, Fisher,
Edgart, 8 whs; Dec 8, Arnolda, Sarvent, X B, 2 whr, Dec 18,
Tahmaroo, Robinson, F U, 1 wh; Dec 22, Chas W Morgan, Fish
er, X B, nothing; Dec 23, Timor, White, S II, nothing; Jan 4,
Ocmulgee, Greene, Edgt, no report; Jan 11, bk Courser. Gifford,
N B, 8 whs; Jan 17, Europa, Manter, Edgt, S whs; Feb 13, Chris
Mitchell, Manchester, N B, 1 hump back, bound to the Marque
The Content cruised on N. Zealand, and had strong breezes
and rugged weather the early part of the season. In January,
weather good, feaw very few right whales and no sperm- Saw
the first whales Oct 21, in lat 83 8, Ion 1157 W. Took the first Nov
11, in lat 85 01 8, Ion 165 47 W. Heard that the Mate or the
George k. Susan of X B, had been killed by a whale. Reports
the following vessels: Nov 3, America, Bryant, NB,1 whs; Nov
21, Rainbow, Iialsey, X B, 8 whs; Dec 7, Saratoga, Slocum, N
B, 3 whs; Dec 23, Japan, Diman, T H, nothing; Dec 26, Martha,
Manchester, T h, T whs; Jan 8, Geo Washington, Brightman,
Wareham, 2 whs.
'.he brig Kohola came in collision with a Norwegian bark; lost
cut water and jib boom. Put into Yarmouth for repairs, t-topt
there 15 days. Had westerly winds in the British Channel, 17
days after leaving Yarmouth passed Scilly Is. Had three weeks
calm North of the Line, which was crossed in Ion 25 3H, with light
southerly winds. Heavy gale (Pampero) in lat 87 25, Ion 49 16
west, throwing the vessel nearly on her beam ends. In lat. 87
12, Ion. 48 5o spoke ship La Serena of Swansea, 7J days from
Coquimbo. Passed Falkland Island 27th of November. Had
very bad weather off Cape Horn. Jan. 13 made Juan Fernan-
t tb. 7 passed the Line in 120 W
The Black Warrior arrived at St. Bartholomew's Bay from the
Arctic, Nov 2, 18"8 ; found the lender J D Carr, alLwell; the bk
Cynthia arrv the 14th fm Honolulu; Nov ilst started in company
with the tender for the Lagoons, and on the 25th anchored in
Frenchman's liroon, in b fathoms On the morning of the
same day died Mr James Wilson, mate of the J D Carr ; he was
buried the next day on the east side of the lagoon. On the 1st
Dec got under way for St Bartholomew's Bay; on the 6ti the bk
Metropolis arrr fm Honolulu with our recruits; on the 11th
iu company with the Metropolis for the Lagoon, the bk Lar?'f?1
lowing ; Dec 20 got under way. with ten boats ahead (bejor
to ships anchored outside) to tow incase of accident- winif'r'
tide fair ; when one-third of the way through the passage to
the tide cutting across; let go the anchors, which carried
the windlass and bitts, and took out S5 to 60 fathoms be,?
kedge and boat anchors, all to no purpose. Here she Dour
for three hours, losing her rudder, found she lay hard and It
Ailing, and sand banks making around her; saved the boo.
clothes, Ac; left her at 0 P M, heavy seas breaking over heV r'
next day found nothing of the wreck but the foremast, h ch
stoppered to tlie cable. On the 22d, oil and casks drifts t s
beach and among the ships anchored under Prospect' rUad
bbls were picked up by them ; saved 43 bbls by the tender ' ' '
by the Emerald. Jan 10 the J D Carr put her oil and bin
board the Emerald, and whaled with her as tender. On th. V"
Jan of the ships in St Bartholomew's Kay, the tihio had !
diggers, the Agate 8. Montreal SX, Hillmau 1j, Eawrai.l i? '
5th Feb, on which day we left for Honolulu. " Iu
The Areiitect renorts leaving N Zealand Jan r ,
-1. . w :.. O 1. II . i o ... , . . f ir
do; Win Tell, 1 do; Neva, clean; Marcla, Hillings, clean V
20 spoke bk Oscar, SO sp. ' r!
As our community has been greatly exercised upon the
posed loss of the schooner Vaauero, we reprint the foli .
from the Ecening BiilUtm, (San Francisco.) Retaining h
the last, we see but one fact patent in all this, viz : tlut r
.ot. uie Uniterm uiu uoi amveu at Jieiooume. Ail
Si-rroHKO Loss of ths "Vaqciro." The Sydney nrd,l f n.,
November gives the following extract from a Mellurne i.
Queenscliff, Nov. 12. By electric telegraph. The h,J
monde, from San Francisco on the2tilh Oct., spoke the n -'J
whaler Minerva 2d, three years out ail well ; had j,(J':fw
on board ; reported the wreck of the after part of a vesel a
Ing near Elizabeth Shoal, which her commander was almost
viuced was part of the Vaquero, bound to this por. luli"
Passmgf.rss asd Crew or thr Schoonbb " VAnr-En,,.".
indebted to Messrs. McRuer k Merrill, the agents of the'scW1'
Vaquero, for the following facts concerning that vessel rr
supposed to have been lost, on her passage from this r?.'1
Sydney: I "Pwtto
The Vaquero was a 370 ton schooner, commanded bv ru - i
A. Newell. She sailed from this port on the 10th of Au ti'
for Sydney, and has not been heard of since, unless u w .'"
seen on the 20th October by the whaler Minerva 2d, floatii-.
Elizabeth Shoal, off the Australian coast, was really her
agents here have heard nothing of her further than "iiat
in the Sydney Herald of the 19th Nov., and know no:, J','Ui
th .lt-fr.,.1 I.,., nf .11 Ihnu nn hfurd with .1. " SOi
Perkins as reported in the Alta and do not give any cred,-
P.rt n. i. rni,.wl in thm Air. .1,. . . j -1.
tuv RiniTuicu ni is uu w a j mill SUCH news coilid
reached here. The following is a list of the passengers anj
that sailed in the Vaquero from San Francisco: 1
- . . v, eosion, aested for
Steerage Pasegr. Chas. Tennant, Charles James J0r
iiues, C. O'Brien, Joseph Brooke, Morris Surice. Wm
t'rrir.T. A. Newell, master; P.Smith, 1st officer -11 R J -lord,
2d officer; Frank Galager.cook ; Henry S. .Marsh, ttewart
Wm. Horn, Joseph Walker, Samuel Stanly, m. George Aadr
Johnson, John Rinkoop. Henry States, seaman. ' ' "
If disaster has befallen the Vaquero, we should look for th.
direction where it happened on this side of Tahiti instead cf a
the Elizabeth shoal, on the other side. Because had she
reached Tahiti, the passengers destined for that place would
doubtedly have been heard from by this time.
San Franciteo. Arrv Feb. 3 bk Friendship, Carlton fa l
nolulu, SO ds ; Feb 14 bk Yankee. Smith, fm do m ds. c ei,M
Jan 25 bk Glimpse, Dayton, for Puget's Sound. '
Victoria, V. .Arrv Jan Brit sh Orestes, fm Svdnrv -,
Honolulu. ' u'),-r.k
Sydney. Nov 5, arrr Austrian frigate, Novarra, Xolein h
HeporUd. The Am wh sh Shepherdess, Oct, last at Anatao
Thb Garriso Lisb or Stiamshifh. It is stated that Mm-.
Garrison A Co. have rented Mission street wharf for one tcar t ,
the use of their steamers. It is also stated that they have reuifd
an office on the southeast corner of Sacramento and Leidesio-
streets, and despatched an agent to Acapulco. Are these xeltL
of the genuine character of the alleged opposition line of toui
ers by Garrison dt Co., or are they a portion of a pr.ss.ble a m
to hocus both the public and tlie Pacific MaU Company
The Cicab Shaped Boat. A trial of the new style boat con
structed by M r. Garrett H. Hepper, after the model of the strim.
ship now iu process of construction at Ualtimore, by the M. r
W mans. The Alta says : " The new boat is built sotnrwht ifter
the shape of a cigar, but pointed at both ends. In the ce-t t4
an open space ou which the rower sits. The row-locks on e.r.er
side are of iron, projecting sufficiently to give it a leverage.'" h
is 24 feet long, 2i inches wide at the center, and is all covered a
with the exception of the space above mentioned. It retailed
remarkably still when the rower first took his seat. From n
shape it might be expected that in first receiving its load it wouTd
pitch about more than ordinary boats, but exactly the reverie
was the case. The rower coolly took his place, divested h.aiif
of his coat, handled the oars, and then it das tied throuftli
water like a streak. So far as speed is concerned the experiment
may be considered a triumph." lb.
Tue Wixass steamer, building in Baltimore, is now rapid!Tp.
proaching towards completion. Her smoke sucks, lookout-tiou
and upper works are now all complete. Her machinery is all up
aud almost in working order, exhibiting a capacity of puw-r ,a
her four engines capable of propelling a frigate of twenty tm.es
her tonnage. There are two quite capacious cabins at either K.i
of the vessel, with iron floor, and twelve deadlights to ea.h. t.i
irg sufficient light to See to read in any part of them, llcr trial
trip will be looked for with great interest.
The Scbmarjsb Telegraph to I.hdia asd ArsTRALi a. Messrs.
Newall i Co., of Birkenhead and London, have had entrusted to
them the important duty of manufacturing the cable for the Indian
and Australian Submarine Telegraph. The cable has been man
ufactured at the Birkenhead works, and is now readv tor hip
ment. The screw steamships ImperaUor and Jmprrutn; rre
put into Mr. Laird's hands to be fitted up for the peculiar service
in which they are shortly to be engaged, and are now lying in ti.e
Birkenhead Docks, ready to receive their respective portions ..f
the cable about one thousand miles each, we believe. We be
lieve the Imperador is to take on board her portion of the c Me
immediately, and sail for India early in January, the linpmtt,-a
following with her coils at the latter end of the same mouth. The
screw steamer Eahiana is intended to be employed :n submerg
ing a third portion of the cable, and is now in one of Mr. Laird's
graving docks receiving the necessarv nttl
I ther smaller than those put into the Imperii tor and JaipmUrii.
I Liverpool bail u Pott.
EXPORTS FROM HONOLULU
Per uhalehip Cincinnati, Feb. 25.
1 anchor and chain. Foreign produce $30 $5.
Per Ville de Rennet and Man net Ortea, Feb. 26.
Stores. Foreign produce, 916 5o.
Fob Jarvis Islasd.
Per clipper ship Eambter, March I.
Three anchors and chains, 27oO ft lumber, nails, provision!,
small stores, c; 1 raft, M shingles. For. prod. l,u 41.
Per chooner Kamehamtha IV, March 2.
Stores. Foreign produce, $7 50. .
IMPORTS AT HONOLULU.
PROM BREW Kit.
Per brig Kohola, Feb. 28.
2,3?3 pes boards, 57 csks bread, 1 cs clothing, 52 csks blsrk.
smith's coal, 6 crates crockery, 9 csks hams, 2 cs hollow wr, 7
cs hosiery, 19 cs matches, 9l peks unspecified mdse, lt5 csks rxt,
2 pekf s samples, 30 coils towhne.
VESSELS IV PORT MARCH 4.
(Counter not included.)
H. B. M.'s frigate Calypso, Montresor.
U S sch Fennimore Cooper, Brooke.
Am clipper ship Syren, Green, up for New Bedford.
clipper ship Modern Times. Overton, up for New BeJfi-rd.
ship Gladiator, Luce, up for New Bedford.
Missionary brig Morning Star, Brown, repairing.
Mex bk Adelaida, Nye.
Haw br Kohola. Corsen.
Br brig Scotsman, Turnbull, en route for Victoria, V. I.
Am srhr J D Carr, Scidder.
Am sh Oroiimbo, Pease,
sh South Seaman, Norton,
bk Vernon. Fish.
Haw bk Gambia.
Am sh Sharon, Siwift.
Haw bk Harmonv, Kelly.
h Contest, Ludlow,
bk Augusta. Tabor,
sh Polar Star, Weeks,
rh Gay Head, Lowen.
sh Caravan, Brarg.
sh Iliberuia2d, Edwards.
S men-of-war, 8 merchantmen, 14 whalers total, 24.
Vrsstls sp for IIoboIhIh.
The clipper ship Sea Serpent, Whitmore, was advertised for
Hongkong, from San Francisco, via Honolulu to sail Feb. I.
The ship Chapin, SS3 tons, would sail from San Francisco for
Lahaina, Feb. 15, probably to load oil.
The clipper ship Flf-nring would sail from San Francisco for
Jarvis Island, via Honolulu, Feb. 28.
The following vessels will leave San Francisco this month :
France Palnur, for Honolulu ; Potyncria, tot Jarvis Islit.il,
via Honolulu ; Melita, for Honolulu.
Am brig Koloa, left Boston Sept 80, cargo to H. Hackfeld Co.
Am bark Friendship, due the 1st of March, from Puget Sound;
lumber to H. Hackfeld k. Co.
Am brig L P Foster, due March 20, from Puget Sound; lumber
to H. Hackfeld k Co.
British clipper ship Sea Nymph was to sail from London for
Victoria, V I, via Honolulu.
Am clipper bark Sachem. Atkins, sailed from Boston Nov 3, in
Pierce sc Co's line of Packets.
Ship Pixarro would probably leave Liverpool Oct 1, for Hono
lulu, to R C Janion-
The brig Emma, Heminel, cleared from Liverpool 19
for Honolulu and San Francisco.
Brem brig Aloha, Stoever, was to leave Bremen early in Oct.
for Honolulu to fit for whaling, by Hoffschlaeger k Stapro
penhorst. Clipper bark Fantome, 300 tons, to leave London sbout ths
middle of August for opolulu and Victoria, V. I.
Clipper ship Queesj, to leave London about the end of Aaf.
fornolu!u and Victoria, V I.
Frrigsi Oil Markets.
New BepFord, Jan. 17. Spei m There is some inquiry f"
sperm, bnt we hear of no sales. Holders firm.
Whale The transactions for the week include sales of f
bbls at 55c, and W do at 56c per gallon. Also 200 bbls " Mt"
guerita Bay" at 52c.
Whalebone Remains quiet and prices nominal. About 4000
lbs South Sea sold in this market at 73c to 75c.
Brem, Dee. 80. WhaU Oil 1000 bbls sold at 21V rixth. p"
bbl. Whalebone Polar and Ochotsk, 15 rixth. per 100 lb;
W. 155 rixth. nominal. Cocoa nut OUiiet at last quotation.
IMTDO, Dec 17. Sperm 90-ff9l per ran. Pale Sout-Ser
34ft:t4 10s. Pale Seal 36 10s. Cocoant OU 3-k
41. WhaMjon nominal ; Greenland. 5oWS70 per ton.
Polar, i30JE540 ; Southern, 410iffii;420. Taliotc V
.- i . - ' - . , ueore s
via, 4 do; Rainbow, H do; 25th, Timor, clean; Jan 8th F' ' .
Fish, 4 whs; Feb 12, Favorite, Smith, 3 do. Feb 12 .M.""'