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cood9 in the hands of innocent purchasers, when the
lm porter naa gien saumj i--
sequentl proTed worthless.
I exceedingly regret that the Collector, after extend
ing such kindness and courtesy in the administration
of his office, should be subjected to the haiirds of a
loss, still it is less to be deprecated than the forfeiture
of the goods of innocent purchasers at a public sale,
when occasioned by the liberal administration of his
office. Taking all the circumstances into consideration
I am of opinion that the petitioners have not incurred
forfeiture, and are entitled to the possession of the
property on the payment of the duties.
The Court, therefore, order a peremptory mandamus,
directed to the Collector General of Customs to be is
sued. Mr. Harris for the petitioners.
Mr. A. B. Bates for the Collector of Customs.
December 22d, 1859.
SATURDAY. DECEMBER 31. 1859.
Ir has pleased Ilia Majesty the King to appoint Sat
nrday, the 31st of December inst., as a day of Public
Thanksgiving to Almighty God, for the many mercies
bestowed upon this people ; and all His loving subjects
are hereby recommended to a due and proper observ
ance of the same.
His Majesty's Chamberlain.
Cha-bieuis'i QrricE. 17th Dec, 1859.
1X7 We expected that our views on the liquor
question would have awakened opinions different
from ours, whether spread upon the pretentious
pages of the Advertiser, or the more modest but
equally one-Bided Friend. Wo wrote for the English-speaking
portion of the population whose
education, whether from books or in the ruder
school of practical experience, will, at some sensi
ble moment of their lires, bring the conviction
home to their minds that we are right in the posi
tion we have taken. We did not write for the
Hawaiian-speaking majority of the population,
whose ignorance of the English language though
not through their fault prevents them from know
ing all the facts in the case, and, consequently, the
different deductions which such a knowledge neces
sitates.. There are gentlemen however of foreign
birth and education to whom all the sources of
knowledge on -the sphject are accessible and who,
to please themselves and to benefit the native, write
to him in bis own language, and yet promulgate
such silly, untruthful and mischievous nonsense as
the following in the Hokuloa for December :
If the rum spreads over this country, the little
good which remains to us will be nearly lost This is
something very bad something to kill the people both
body and souL Great shame on us, if the foreigner
should call our land a rum-loving country ! There-.
fore let us rie like true men, and choose representatives
who will oppose this evil," eta
Now, when we know that the object of 6uch
rhapsodies is to prevent the distillation of rum on
the sugar plantations and the manufacture of oko-
lehao under proper excise regulations ; when we
know further that such distortion of fact and sen
timent is not a guage of native knowledge, but of
foreign prejudice we are irresistibly reminded of
the fate of the blind leading the blind. When we
are told that in the very district, Koolaupuko,
where such editorial fantasies were penned ; that
in the very village and within a stone's throw of
thai very new church where the late revivals in
Koolaupuko had tlteir center or greatest activity;
that there okolchao, without the authority of a
license or even the restriction of an excise, is re
tailed out by a reputed foreigner disguised os a
darkey, to the tune of some two hundred and fifty
bottles a day sometimes, at a dollar per bottle;
when in that very same district there are two of
the largest and roost active distilleries of okolehao
in full blast, braving the law and defying proof of
their activity ; when this takes place almost under
the very noses of the editors, and when we who
live remote hear of these things, and know also the
impotency of the present liquor laws to redress
them, we cannot cease to admire the naive sim
plicity with which the editors of the Hokuloa ignoro
all this, and call upon the people to elect represen
tatives who .will oppose the only legal means open
to us to take the sting out of this evil and to lessen
its reproach, by enabling the manufacturer, under
a proper excise, to find a legal market for export
or consumption of bis spirits, instead of bis resort
ing to such an illicit and demoralizing traffic, of
which that remarkable district of'Koolaupoko is
represented as being the theater ; by depriving
stolen pleasures of their sweetness ; by cheapening
the article ; and finally depriving the smuggler of
that sympathy, connivanco and profit which,
through some perverted reasoning of the human
mind, be invariably finds wherever the character of
the laws are sumptuary or prohibitory of anything
the use or abuse of which is a question of political
institutions and social habits and modes of thought.
" If the rum spreads over the country," says the
Hokuloa, apparently unconcious that the tune and
the language of the present laws are pitched so
monstrously bigh, that the well disposed have no
sympathy with them, and the evil disposed are
creeping through beneath, without " let or hind
rance." When attempting to discuss politics to the na
tive, why not give Lim the wLolo truth and both
sides of a question ?
On Sunday morning last the Russian Government
steamer VlasUxm, Capt. Matskiewitch, arrived in 40
days from Hakodadi, Japan. We understand that
two more Russian steamers will shortly . arrive from
Japan. The destination .of all these vessels is said to
be homeward, via Cape Horn.
The following is the list of officers of the riastoon,
for which we are indebted to Messrs. Hackfeld & Co.
First Lieut, Baron von Dasterloh.
TV, de Carstensen.
First VltT II. Ewdokymoff,
Second Hatter. A KotchetofL
Doctor. A. WuischeslaosofL
Sreane Cwri Jawary Terau
W are requested to state that, owing to th
election of Representatives to the next Legislature
being held at the Court-House on Monday next,
Jan. 2ad, the attendance of the jurymen on the
Supreme Court will not be required until Tuesday
morning next, at the usual hour, nine o'clock.
PrrfwI!w it would be aa oppressive as the seizure oi
Happy New Year
Very respected and very venerable public, for bow
ever editors may change or be singed like moths at a
candle, still the public remains as vigorous and asjn-
quisitive in it green old age as ever it was in its in
nocent days, when Adam and Eve passed the compli
ments of the Season, and the apple went round with
its fatal gift. Dear public, collect yourself a moment
throw your Christmas toys and your visiting cards
aside, take otf your slippers, uncover your bend, for
this night you will cross the threshold of the New Yeae
and stand the good" God and your own conscience best
know how you will stand it within the portals of that
mysterious future, on whose dimly lighted dome is in
scribed your destiny ; it may be in pink and green, it
may be within a black border. We invited you last
week to this meeting and. now that we have met, let
us make good use of the moments. Let us look in up
on ourselves ; perhaps we did not do so last Sunday,
perhaps we have not done so for months, the longer
the interval the greater the need, and ask ourselves
why judgment should not be passed upon os in the
coming year for our sins and ingratitude during the
past. Do we approach that Isis'veil, which none has
lifted and none can rend, do we take out a new lease of
earthly life and earthly happiness, with that chastened
spirit and that humble trust, in which they should be
approached and enjoyed ? Have we succored the needy.
have we righted the wronged ; have we extinguished
the fl tines of hatred ; hnve we poured oil on the fes
tering spirit ; have we forgiven as we hope to be for
We are not at all inquisitive, dear public, and we
are not attempting a patent sermon ; you have your
secrets and we have our's ; but the sooner you bestow
a minute on a similar self-examination (if you have
not done it already) the better will it be for your health,
roost decidedly, and the more at ease will you feel
through the unknown passages of the coming year ;
for a liht heart makes a light work, and he who keeps
his own window glasses tolerably clean, is pretty sore
of catching a streak of sunshine sometime when it is
We hope there is none of our readers so terribly
righteous, so ppotlessly just, as to consider our advice,
as an impertinence, or himself as exempted from its
application. If any such unfortunate there be, let us
pray for him publicly : he may claim kindred with the
spirits above, he may belong to the spirits below, but
in humanity, with its woes and its hopes, he has nei
ther " art nor part."
Now taking for granted that you have performed this
necessary little preliminary with as good a grace as
possible ; that as a matter of change (if through no
worthier motive) you have scrubbed and pipe-clayed
your own bandoleer, instead of criticising that of your
neighbor ; that you have settled with your creditors
whether you did so through a sense of duty or to es
cape costs of court and lawyers fees ; that you have
forgiven your debtors, well the least said may per
haps be the soonest mended " under that head, but we
never knew but one man who did it, and he was " a
publican and a sinner' taking all this for granted, we
ealute you, dear public, and wish you the happiest of
New Years and many returns of the day !
Some editors amuse their readers and gratify their
own vanity by summing up, on occasions like this,
the events of the past and predicting those of the com
ing year. If you have read the papers, you know what
has transpired in the world ; and if you have not, it is
too late now to pore over the past when the present is
claiming all your attention. And, as to what regards
the future, we have implicit faith that God's providence
will continue to watch over this country, its rulers and
its people, and we are willing to leave soothsaying and
divination, whether in political grounds or coffee
grounds, to the more congenial atmosphere of another
We make no apology for obtruding our previous re
marks upon the reader ; for we look upon time, and a
whole year full of time, as a most precious gift from
God to man ; and those who receive it should be worthy
To-day, the closing day of the old year, has fitly
been appointed by His Majesty as a day of Thanksgiv
ing to Almighty God for his manifold blessings. Let
us observe the behest, and gratefully acknowledge the
hand that has led us safely through the labyrinths and
pitfalls of the past to the very threshold of the new,
and we pray it may prove
A HAPPY NEW YEAR!
T wheat it niny eaacrra.
By a gentleman lately returned from Kona,
Hawaii, we learri that the new church and school
house erected at , on the borders of the
North and South Kona districts, have been finished,
that services have been held in the church to good
and attentive audiences, but that the school is va
cant through the difficulty of obtaining a teacher.
There are a number of interesting children in that
neighborhood, both native and half-caste, vrhose
parents are anxious and willing to aid in the sup-
port of a teacher competent to keep an English
school, but none can be had on account of the ex
travagant opinions about wages with which compe
tent young men and women are entertaining them
selves. We do think that among all the Missionary
children there should be no want of material to
fill the places which age and infirmities make vacant
among their parents ; nor want of that spirit with
which these went to work to instruct the people,
with the bare necessaries of life as their wages, and
faith in God to season them.
It is sad, it is sickening to reflect that the neglect
and want of instruction now, may. prepare a life
long crop of misery and sin in those young minds,
whose errors and whose ruin most always in some
degree be attributed to the indolence or exorbitance
of those who could, and would not lend a helping
We commend the subject to the Board of Educa
tion. We know it is bestirring itself just now in
behalf of English schools, and hope it will ever
take the liberal rather than the literal construction
of its duties, should the two ever clash, whatever
be the outcry raised by the opposition journal about
the Governmant " prostituting its funds to sustain"
(public schools and cheapen education?) " and thus
take the bread from the hands of industry."
The Faaeral fJW. p. Kiauna
Took place on Tuesday afternoon last from the
residence of His Excellency the Governor of Oahu.
The remains of the deceased Chief were escorted
by a battalion of the Household Guards, and fol
lowed by Her Majesty the Queen, members of the
Royal Family and of the King's Government, and
one of the largest corteges of mourners that ever
wound its sad way through the atreeta of Honolulu!
The -coffin' was deposited in the Royal Cemetery, ad
joining the Palace, where rest the ancestors and
kindred of the deceased.
ET The Frame ralmer sails , for San Francisco
this day at 10 o'clock. A.M.
The grand vocal and instrumental concert (sacred
and secular) given by Messrs. Hasslocher and Waldau
and in which they were assisted by the members f the
" Amateur Musical Society of Honolulu," came off on
Thursdav eveninz. at the Fort Street Church. Not
withstanding the inclemency of the weather, the build
ing was well filled, both floor and gallery ; and the
beating of the storm outside was a grand, though un
expected, accompaniment to " the Heavens are Tell
ing" from naydn's sublime composition " Creation."
We cannot forego this opportunity to congratulate
the Amateur Musical Society up. n the acquisition they
have made in Messrs. Hasslocher and Waldau, who.
independent of their own high standing as musicians
of no ordinary ability, deserve great credit for the
care, assiduity and success with which they have labor
ed to perfect and harmonise the nisical elements of
the society and imbued it with a spirit of progress
which we hope will not soon wane.
We are not competent to give a detailed review of
the concert, and, as we write for the many who can
appreciate the harmony of sweet sounds although una
ble to call them by their particular or technical name,
we will give the verdict of the many, and that is one
of pleasure and gratification not often enjoyed. The
chorus pieces were rendered with a precision and bril
liancy that reflect the highest credit on the vocal at
tainments and severe training of the individual mem.
bers of the Society. And among the solos there were
many sweet pieces, and charmingly sung, but the gem
of the evening was a serenade, solo soprano, music by
Hasslocher and Waldau, sung by well, reader, if you
were there, you know, and if you were not, it is your
loss, for you should have been, and we have no au
thority to publish names when ladies and gentlemen of
independent position and refined tastes choose to admit
the public to their parlour amusements for the purpose
of aiding some benevolent object or worthy individ
A Carialnnaa Party
There nre reunions to which memory clings with
undiminished fondness mid delight for years, or un
til the next supersedes the last of the same sort.
We refer, of course, to the gathering of juveniles,
with a respectable sprinkling of older heads, on
Tuesday evening last, at the residence of Capt. G.
II. Luce, Little Britain, Waikiki Plains. It was a
Christmas Gathering and a Christmas Carol. It was
an embodiment of ' the good time coining," to
which a child looks forward, through the weary
vista of the year, with a hope and a patience that
would become a saint and shame a mortal. To say
that the children were perfectly delighted, does not
express half of tho enjoyment which they experi
enced. Grateful lor all the kindness, cakes and
fruits which passed around with Christmas prodi
gr'.ity, there was one transaction which the children
will not forget for out whole year, if ever. We
refer to the'pcrforinanco, on an extemporized stage,
y Mr. Ii. as the Wizard and Mr. D. as his Familiar.
Many of the tricks performed by Prof. Anderson
were repeated with an applomb and success that
brought the young audience to its feet with delight
and astonishment. And the inexhaustible portfolio.
which contained Christmas presents for every body,
was the tie plus ultra of the Magician's powers and
the children's vivid satisfaction.
It was a pleasant party, pleasantly spent, and
after the children had retired, the grown-up guests
enjoyed a toiree dansante until a late hour.
We are under obligation to the Clerk of the above
Court for the following abstract of the criminal calen
dar, civil cases &c, which will claim the attention of
the court and the jury at the session commencing on
The King vs. Chas. S. Horton manslaughter.
The King vs. Mokulau burglary and larceny.
The King vs. John Walsh assault with dangerous
The King vs. Ahio, Chinaman Murder.
The King r. Apah (Chinaman) Attempted arson.
The King vs. Kia burglary and larceny.
The King vs. Ahchee and Ahchiun (Chinamen)
Kaopua and Nahua vs. John Ii Ejectment.
Kaopua vs. John Ii Assault
Jos. Fallon v. II. Robinson and J. S. Walker As
1). M. Weston vs. T. Metcalf. Assumpsit.
Chas. W. Rand vs. Charlotte Coady Assumpsit,
P. Kanoa vs. J. Kaona Assumpsit.
Hanuu v. C. A. Williams, Mitchell and Green As
Kake vs. C. S. Horton Damages.
John Meek and J. Holt vs. Kaupu et alias Trespass.
Sittings zx Babco.
L. Kamehameha vs. Kahookano et alias Trespass.
Accideal tm the Clipper Ship "Black Sea.'
This fine ship which had been detained about a week
by southerly wind, while leaving port on the afternoon
of the 30th, ran aground in the channel. The clipper
ship Daring which had also been waiting for several
days to proceed to sea, parted her moorings on the
night previous, and obstructed the passage, but having
with the aid of the steamer warped a little out of the
channel, it was thought sufficient room was given for
shi ps to pass her. The trade wind was blowing fresh at
the time, and though the Black Sea was under y
sail, she would not readily obey her helm. On passing
the Daring, she struck her stern slightly and run over
on to the left bank of the channel, grounding heavily.
After an hour's exertion she was successfully hauled
oJF as the tide was making, and if on inspection no dam
age was done to her bottom, she will depart to-day.
Lee' Xatiaaal Circa.
This pleasant resort of fun and amusement has
continued to be filled nightly notwithstanding the
severe weather of the past week. This evening the
company perform, for the last time in Honolulu-
previous to their departure for Tahiti and Valparaiso.
It is the benefit of the Spanish Clown, Mr. Teoflus
Manzo, a gentleman whose endeavora to please the
public will liberally recognize.
Fart Street Chareh.
We understand that the above Association is
prospering materially as well as spiritually. On
Monday last tho annual sale of pews took place,
and brought in over $3,000.
Messrs. McRaer & Merrill, of San Francisco, Capt.
Simonton, of clipper ahip Daring, and Mr. J. A. Da
ley, of Honolulu, will accept our thanks for Lite pa
pers from San Francisco and the Atlantic States.
The sale of Furniture . advertised to take place to
day at the residence of II. M. Whitney, Esq., is un
avoidably postponed until farther notice.
Mistakes la Pereeatage.
We published last week a paragraph with this bead
ing, which we clipped from the Boston Commercial BhU
Lain of a late date. In the same journal, received last
mail, we find the following remarks, tiken from the
Albany Statesman, which, in copying the paragraph
alluded to, says that, " there are some merchants that
make queer work of reckoning percentage, but we be
lieve they seldom err against themselves '' and tells the
following story by illustration of this remark :
We know a conn try merchant from the northern
part of this Sute, who had for several year, bought
goods of a firm in New York, always paying his bills
promptly, and never asking for any favors. One day
a member of the city firm, taking advantage of a little
leisure, thought he would post himself on the business
habits, etc., of his customer. He was answered very
promptly by the countryman, that he had started with
a thousand dollars capital had no income but from
his store, and a family of five to feed, clothe, etc. 'Of
coarse you make good profits?' half querried the city
man. Ub,je9,Ialwysmal:eonepercent.,' was the
answer. City man made a mental calculation of one
per cent, on the capital, turning it three times a year
but couldn't figure un enough to balance what he
thought must be the current expenses. One percent
he exclaimed, ' why you can't pay freight out of that !
' But I do, though, and make a good living, and money
to boot, was the asianishiiig rejoinder, made with an
air of earnestness that left no doubt City merchant
made another mental calculation, but was no aearer
being satisfied, and probably would have went on cast
ing it up to this day, had not his customer explained
that by 'one per cent, he meant selling at $2 what
he paid 1 for."
Pawtcagera far the Caaa Islaada.
A. Mitchell. Esq.. of the firm of C. A. Williams
& Co., and Dr. R. II. Drysd.de, Chemist, sailed
yesterday in the Agate, and will take a tour among
the different islands claimed by the Phoenix Island
Guano Company. Mr. E. C. Pope, late Purser of
the Yankee, also accompanies them, and it is intend
ed that he shall remain there in charge of one of the
principal island, as Governor.
Vh waalda'l have el
We were pleased to see on sale, at.Messrs. von Holt &
Heuck's store, a series of landscape paintings, in Indian
ink and in water colors, of many a charming and well
known spot on these islands. They are by the hand of
Mr. P. Emmert and are bijous cf art in his happiest
manner. Who, residing here, would not procure one
or more r
By the arrival of the clipper ship Daring, Capt.
Simonton, on Saturday last, in 16 days from San
Francisco, we have received the ri gular Atlantic
Mail of Nov. 5, of which we received a few papers
in advance by the Frances Palmer. Our California
dates are to December 8th, and contain the inielli-gt-nee
brought by the ' Overland Mail" to Nov. 14,
from St. Lous, and Oct. 27 from Liverpool.
The Milwaukee arrived at Sun Francisco on the 7th
December, in 23 days, hence.
The Comet, Capt. J. Smith, would leave about the
loth inst., and is looked for daily with the New
York Mails of the 20th Nov.
The news is very little, and less important.
The Hakpeu's FEBar Pkisonebs. The Harper's
Ferry trials were over, and the excitement through the
country had pretty much subsided.
The Secretary of War has isued orders to Capt. Rick-
etts, at Uaton Uouge, to march immediately, with Ins
artillery company, to Brownsville, Texas, to punish
the Mexican outlaws under Cortinai.
The Republicans have carried New York and Massa
chusetts. They have elected their Governor and a ma
jority in one branch of the Legislature in New Jersey ;
. - 1 j. 11 ? ,
ana nave gaiueu, s iar as nearu iroiu in n isconsin.
Two sermons were preached in New York on the
John Brown reliellion one by Dr. Cheever, of the
Church of the Puritans, the other by the Rev. II. II.
Blair, of the Associated Presbyterian Church. The
remarks of the first named divine were couched in his
usual style of bitter invective against slaverv and a
slavery ridden church and closed with the declaration.
that if " the men of peace will not apply bod s law
against the sin of slave holding, in the shape of argu
ment and earnest truth, the men of war will put it in
the shape of bullets, and fight it out."
Mr. lilair was more quiet in his langaage, but none
the less severe in his denunciation of the Knnsas pro-
slavery outrages which made John Brown what he i",
and finally lead to the Harper's Ferry outrage. He
drew a parallel between Moses and John Brown, con
tending that Brown had been to the' negro race what
Moses was to the Israelites.
Civil Suit fob Cruelty ox tuk High Seas.
Andrews Fog commenced a suit in the fourth District
Court yesterday afternoon against George A Smith,
Captain of the whale ship Fabius. He charges that in
May last, on the nigh seas, be whs assaulted by captain
Smith, choked and beaten with the fists. He further
charges that the captain ordered and caused him to be
seized, stripped, lashed to the rigging of the ship and
ben ten with a rope end, on various parts 01 the naked
body ; aud he further alleges that the strokes and blows
were so severe as to make him sic: and lame, lie claims
$.5,000 damages. It will be recollected that the plain
tiff in this case is one of the crew of the Fabius, who
are under bonis in the U. S. Circuit Court for mutiny.
' Kara pea a.
Dates ate received from liver pool to 2d November,
five days later than previous intelligence.
Coxditiox or Ll'Ropk ycESTiox. loo most impor
tant feature of the news is a letter from Napoleon to
Victor Emanuel, urging him to assent to the Villa
franca arrangement vt the treaty of peace between
France aud Austria. Among other things, Napoleon
makes the following demands : That the Duke of Modena
shall be recalled to his State ; that the Duchy of Palma
shall be united to Piedmont ; that Tuscany shall be aug
mented in teritory, and restored to the Grand Duke ;
and that the projected Confederation of the State of
Italy shall, with moderate reforms, be carried out.
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uanoaidi naa arrived ai iunn, 10 noia an interview
with the King Victor EuauueL His reception along
the route had been most euthusiastrc. He everywhere
received expressions of the faith of the people in his
course, and their reliance in mm 10 exeri au nis mnu-
euce with the King in their favor.
The Zurich Conference, had re-assembled to take
final action on the treaties agreed upsn between France
and Austria in respect to Italy. Count Karatilye rep
resented Austria in the Conference, in place of Count
Collorado, deceased. All the treaties would be sigued
ithin four days.
It was asserted that the Congress of the Powers would
take place with the adhesion of England.
The Duke de radii a bad been removed irom ine
French Ministry of the Interior, and Bumault had been
appointed his successor.
The Pans corespondent 01 me ixnuou mc Bays me
recent meeting of the Emperor of Russia and the Prince
Recent of Prussia, was subject of great anxiety in 1 ana.
The general impression there was that they agreed not
to oppose the annexation 01 central naiy 10 neumont.
Tn Akolo-Chikes Expedition. Arrangements
for a combined expedition with France and England
against China bad been completed, and departure fixed
for the first fortnight of February.
The French Government had ordered one hundred
gun-boats, mounted with 2.5 guns qsch, to be completed
with the utmost dispatch.
The U. S. frigate Wabash was at Naples
Lord Brougham had been elected Chancelor of the
University of Edinburgh.
The widow of the late Sir Robert Peel is dead.
The New York Clipper publishes a letter from J. Gib
eon, dated London, October 21, stating that on that
day a match had been concluded at the office of BelTs
Life in Londnn, between lleenan, and Sayers, for the
championship of England, the champion's belt and
$k,000. In order that this match should be made,
Aaron Jones forfeited to Sayers the $250 he had put
up, on condition that Sayers should fight Heenan The
fight to take place in England in June next, though the
precise day was not fixed. The match was looked for
ward to in England with extraordinary interest.
The Paris Constitvtiouel says that France will not sub
mit to the action of England in the Sues canal affairs.
Madrid, October 24. Orders have been given to the
troops which are to join the expeditionary army agtinst
Morocco. Marshal O'Donnel will start at the end of
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LATEST FOREIGN' DATES.
Iloncknng, - - - - tVpt 9: Panama,- ... - Nor 14
Liverpool, - ... Oct 27 Pari. - -- -- - Oct 2fi
Manila- .... Au 17 Sn Francisco, - - - Dec 8
Melbourne. ... - tfeDt 8 St. l.ouii. - . - - Nov 14
Naniruaki - - - - Aug 22, Tahiti Sept 3
New Orleans, ... I Valparai, - - - - Oct 16
New York. ... - Nov 12 Victoria. V. I., - - - Not 25
FRIOA T. DECEMBERS, 1859.
Tlie businnf of the past week hat been mostly of a retail
character. The closing of the year brings with it the usual fet
tling of traders accounts as far as practicable, and the tummiug
op of the profits and losses which have accrued.
The clipper ship Ihiring arrived on the 24th, bringing the mail
of Nov. 5th and Sao Francisco advices to the Sth Dec. She is
chartered to load guano at Baker's Island at $12 K) per ton, and
sailed hence yesterday. News were received of the arrival of the
Xiliraulfe, but the ArcAitsrt had not got in. The former had
25 days' passage. The clipper bark Comet was reported to leave
on the 15th for this via llilo, for which place she had freight and
The American (hip Leonutas, en route for Whampoawith
spars and lumber from Port Townsend, put into port this week to
repair damages to rudder, which she has completed and will sail
to-morrow. The Peruvian bark Joarf Aliyo also arrived leak
ing badly. She is said to be overladen and has strained her up
per works. She will discharge aud sell 150 tons guano. She is
guano loaded and bound for China.
The bark Vernon will sail for Lahaina to-morrow, and will
Like about 2500 bbls. sweet potatoes from thence to San Fran
cisco. Her copper has beeu repaired, and she will go under
command of Capt. King.
There will be found in to-day's Issue a judgment of the Supreme
Court against the Collector General, which we are informed will
result in a loss to him of about $100, the amount of entries on
the whaleship 3forea, provided the parties do not choose to'pay
them, as the Collector General holds himself liable. For the fu
ture, it is to be presumed, that that gentleman will look out for
No. 1, even if at a little loss of the disposition to oblige which
has always characterised that.of&cer, and made his well known
courtesy proverbial among our merchants.
The Eastern mail brought the news of the sailing of the ship
Syren on the 31st Oct. for Honolulu. A list of her cargo we
publish elsewhere. The bark D. Godfrey was to sail about 10th
In regard to the shipment of wool, etc., received ex Chapin,
Me-wrs. Grinnell, Minturn k Co. write under date of Nov.. I :
" We have examined the wool received per Chapin, and 8nd it
to be fine in quality and of a description which will always find
a ready sale here. The shrinkage however by washing will pro.
bably amount to 55 per cent. The hide market continues very
much di pressed, and all kinds have declined in price. Those
from your islands we cannot quote at over 17c; California dry
hides have fallen J2V&-3c, the last an outside figure. It U
found in shipments from your port that 30 to 45 per cent are
Bull, which are of an Inferior quality and command a much less
price. Goat skins averaging 1 to 2 lbs, tell readily at 70c, or
about 35c per 1b. Cocoanut oil moving at lOet&lO.Ve 5. Old
Our market quotations are the tame as last week, and we have
no report of any transactions of Importance to give. The "Prices
Current" are published on another page.
Excaasca. Whalers' tales $1,500 at ltper cent, premium; on
San Francisco par to per cent, premium.
Proposals will be received at the C. S. Consulate up to 2 o'clock
P. M. of to-morrow (31st) for its bills on the V. S. Government.
Ccsto Hocst VAixaTios or Fobkios) Coins roa Di-nsa The
following correspondence has recently passed between His Ex.
the Minister of Finance and the Collector General of Customs on
this subject, and it will be teen that the reply of the Minister
support the ground taken by the Collector General and this
journal in its last issue, and for once the AdreHUer is wrong in
its opinion advanced that the position taken by the Collector was
CoiiacTOB GiiaiL4 Ornci, I
December 1Mb. 19. t
Hi Ex. T). L. Gregg, MinUter of Finance:
Pit : The question has arisen this roomier at tins office.
whether the rates prescribed by you, in accordance with Sec.
14H, for foreign coins, auiU also b in rate at which iVv
in sterling or French currency shall be reduced to federal. The
rate of exchanging sterling to federal money established by Cus
tom anil approved ny the rinance Department hitherto has been
50d $1 or JCl $4 BO. This rate seems to me as far more euuit-
abte than the one now e'aimed.
Referring to my letter of July Ilth, I have the honor to ask
your instructions in regard to exchanging sterling, i rench and
German currencies to our standard, and remain
Your obedient servant, W. GOOD ALE.
DiraBTutxT or Fisascc, I
Dec 28, 1809. f
Sib : After as full a consideration as was practicable of the
subject presented in your letter of the 1 6th inst.. 1 au unable to
perceive any reason for innovation upon the existing rule of
isiiMom House excuanges.
The law, as it now stands, prescribes an ad valorem inmost of
five per cent, on merchandise.
This rate or duty the Government it absolutely entitled to re
ceive upon every invoice entered at the Custom House. An in
voice in sterling or francs, or marcs banco, must therefor pay
in our ports, five per cent, on its exchangable value.
In other words, the currency of the Custom House, should be
the currency of exchange, based on the legal standard of the
country, which is the American dollar.
The value affixed by I reasury order to specific foreira coins.
does not affect this principle. While it it the undoubted right of
the Government to specify the rate at which it will receive the
coinage of other countries in its own interior transactions, it does
not follow that exchanges in the payment of duties are to be gov
emed by the same rule.
Such exchauges should be so regulated as to secure the uni
form i valorem duty imosed by law. This must be accom
plished by some definite rule of exchange such a now exists
or ele by a regulation that nothing but the standard coin of the
country can be received in payment of sxitie.
very respectrul:y yours, D. L. Gil EGG.
W. Goooaut, K-tq., Collector General of Customs, etc., etc
FOREIGN OIL MARKETS.
Niw Bedtobd, Nov. 1. Sperm The demand noticed in our
last continued through the early part of the week, and sales to
the extent of 4605 bhl were made in this market. We quote :
St70 bbls at 135 cents, and 100 do at 134 cents per gallon for ex
port, and to the .trade 440 bbls at 135 cents; S00 do at 137 cents,
800 bbls at a price not transpired, and 45 do dark at 120 cents
per gallon. Also 50 bbls Ik-ad Matter at 145cenU. The demand
seems to have been supplied for the present, and the market
closes without further inquiry. Stock on hand in the Country
Oct. 31st. 1S5, ITJt-M.
Uhale Has beer, more quiet since our tost, and the transac
tions confined to too bMs at 50 cents, 400 do at 49 cents, 100 do
at 4X cents, and 840 do dark at 4.'X cent per gallon.
Hhaleoon Is quiet and without transaction.
Nsw Yox, Oct. 80 Wnlrbone With light receipt, and a
good export demand, the stork is steadily diminishing and the
market remain firm; a considerable portion of the supply count
ed stock we understand has been told and it waitinc th
The sale are ! South Sea at 70 cents ; S5ugV, J8'
6u00 ft North West Coast I.fc7a ; 2000 tbs short OchoLk - '
".; 3600 Ks long do eS ; and I5u0 ft Arctic, 90, cash. r v"1
Shipping Lint. 1.
PHASES OF TILE MOON IN JAXCAKT.
d h m
First Quarter,. I 00 16 27 A.M.
Full Moon,... 8 04 51 21 A.M.
Last Quarter. 14 OS 26 83 P. M.
New Moon,.. 22 01 45 81 u
First Quarter) 00 3U 4j f J
For Lahaina, add 4 minute 44 seconds.
SUN'S EISING AND SETTING.
.... io .-
Nearly the tame throughout the group.
MAUI NIS JOURNAL.
. PORT OF HONOLULU.
Doc 24 Haw sen Liaolilto, Ira Uilo, with 128 bales pulu,
mats do, I bale fuagus, 5 mat do, ti niiivs, &
kins. I bag coffee, 102 bbla molasses, etc., 4,,,
llaw sen .tlaouokawai, Beckley, fin Kunala, Ha
and Lahaina, with 2 head of cattle. aw, j,
hogs. 350 Iba awa, 8 bales tobacco, etc. '
Molufcai, Kaneakua, fin Molokai, with cords W0.4.
Aui sh Daring, MiinoMton, l09a4Hns, 16 days da sM
Francisco, en route lor Baker's Island.
Am sb Leo aiias, Wood, 6Ha U BS, 43 day fia fn
Townsend, en mule tor Hongkong, witn lumber
25 Peruvian bk Josel'a Allyon, Cold a. 106 Ions, 40 dr,t
I in Caltao, en route fc.r Hongkong.
Suss War steamer f lasroun, alaliejica. 5 tu.
.04 men, 40 days Ini Hakvdadi.
Am a sh Kapid, Drew, tut KraUkeku. OB?aa4t
Haw sen Kekauluobi, MarcJiaut. lua Kaaa. with))
Oranges, 10 bi4es,-.'Juu goat sr ina,'C tone codes, j
bags pulu, 10 nogs, etc, etc.
Maria, Caadag, tin Kalrpolepo and Lahaina, tin
20 cords wood, etc.
Louika, tm Lahaina, with 110 bbla sweet potatoes,
26 llokulele, fin Puuloa, with 40 Ions salt lor tbe Fn.
res Palmer aad Vernon.
27 -Live Yankee, M rse. fin Lahaina and Molokai,
60 nag Liuie, 100 bags salt, horses, 100 lbs sat.
ter, hogs, fowls, etc, etc.
28 Kaluaa, Antonio, fui sea, in distmss, having lost aw
Kamoiwanine, Knheana. fm Koloa and Xawj,w ,
with 150 bbls molasses, loo keg sugar, 74 bbu
beef, etc, etc.
29 Haw sch Kanioi, Wilbur, fm Laliaisa, with 4tJ bbla mi
potatoes. 1 bale fungus, etc.
30 Haw sch Henry, McGregor, fm Kawaihae aud LaUwa,
with potatoes and hides.
Haw sch llokulele, fin Puuloa, with salt.
Haw sch Kauioikeiki, V ether by, fm Kabului, with n.
lasses, sugar. Hour, 200 goat skins, etc.
Haw sell Warwick, aleooi, Im Molokai, 9s bags lime.
Dec 27 -Haw sch Flokule!, fr Puuloa.
Kalania, Uorre, fur Labaiaa, Knhala lal
Kamehameha, Henry, fr Kona, Hawaii.
Keaolele, fr Mlo,ai
Liholiho, fr Kohala and llilo.
Manookawai, Beet ley, for Lahaina, KuaiU,
sloop Emilia, fr Hanalei.
Keaupuni, fr Koolan.
2i Ewa. fr Kona, Hawaii
Live TaLkee, Morse, fr Labaiaa and It-
sch Kekauluobi, Marchaat, fr Lahaina u4
Molokai, Kaneakua, fr Molokai.
Am wh sb Rapid, Drew, to cruise westward.
Mary, Berrill, fr Kawaihae.
SO flaw sch Mariida, Hooper, fr Faoning's Island.
Am bg Agate, Lawton, fr Mckean's Island.
Th steamer PUiitovti, Capt Maskiewitch, left HakoJiti
Nov 15. Had pleasant weather most of the passage ; thfr(
18 days Northerly winds. Took the trade Dec 3, ia Ut '24 3D
N. Encountered a rather sever southerly gale Dec 20, is lit
25 X, but received no damage. Left at Hakodadi a Kusws
steamer similar to the Plastoon ; also two British bks mi 1
British sch, trader between that port and hnnghae. Tjs
wb sh Florida, William, F H, left Nov 12, bound to X Zea
land, all well, 300 sp. 9C0 wb on board. Tbe Busna AJ su
ral, with 3 sloop of war, left Hakodadi Nov 5, bound to $11
Francisco and from thence to this port.
Tbe sch Kill una, C"apt Antonio, on her way to H1I0, hating
touched at Lahaina and Koba'a, encountered a severe bU w
on Sunday evening and carried away her foremast; put back
The ship Leon id tu, Capt Wood, tailed from Port Towuewl
Nov II, bound to Hongkong with a cargo of lumber. Ixptri
enced very rugged weather, heavy gales from 9 K and S Yf. On
the third day out had to heave part of the deck-load overbotni.
Dec I in a heavy tea, carried away the pintle and lost the rud
der. Dee 17, passed the Jenny Ford, 10 days out from this psri.
The bark Joffa AUyvn, Capt Culau, tailed from Callao No
6, and from Santa seven days afterwards. Had very bad we.
ther the whole passage. Leaks badly, being overloaded, aad not
Into this port to repair and to dispose of a part of her cargo.
IMPORTS AT IIONOLII.U
Fbom Ter.K 4t.rr per bkt Jenny Ford. Nov 17.
Apples, bxs 201 Pickets M!
Lumber, M ft 2fi4almon, bbls.,
Fbom Sax FaiSCfcico- per sch Far West. Nov 30.
Potatoes, bags 150. Salmon, bbls
Faon Sas Kaascisco per sch Jennie Lee. Dec 5.
Dog, .. I Horse
Goats, 2, 11 vile
Fbom PrraorctO!ii per bri Hero. Dec 7.
Beef, cks 44 Mats (Japanese) ca
Hoots, cs 4 Oil (wh) cks
.2- Powder, cs
...1 ; Preserves, cs
.59 Slippers (China) cs
...I i HI una, bbU
7jTar (coal) bbl
...II Tar (Stockholm) bbl
Oj Tobacco, cs
.8Trunks (camphor) sets
llWioe (lihen.), c--w
"liina ware. cs.
igars, bxs .
oloirne, cs .......
Desks (camphor). ....
Hata, cs a.
Fbom Fsxxisu'a hut
per sch Mariida, Dec 15.
Oil (cocoanut; g illn, abt 9376 Firewood, cord
From Loiinua per bk Sea Nvmrn. Dee 15.
Bricks, M 5ii Rope, coils
Felt, frames. 30Sample, ca
Mdse, unspee, pfcff , . ,
Fbom Sax Fnisrr-o per bk Frances Palmer, Dee 16.
10. Milk, ca.
Beef, hfbbls -..
. 7!Oat, bags
.....It Oil, csks
1 Oil, coal. tin...
.4 Oniona, bags..
.... 1 Pails, pkgs
178 Paper, pkgs
.-4 Paper, reams ,
BeU and fixte ..
Brandied peache, cs .
, I0: Picture, es ...
... 10 Picture frame, gilt..
..40 Plants, bxs
l'J Pcta'oes, bags
5 Preserves, bx
1 Rakes, Wl
CauOy, bxs ....
Cigars bx ....
I Saleratus, cs
....5 Palmoa, smoked, c.w..
3 Seeds, pkgs
Cone, iron ,
Domestics, bale .
Drugs and medicines, pkgs.
Dry goods. e..
Fire clay, bbl.
Fih (salO pkgs
23 Shinnies, M "
. 5 Shirts, c -J
1 Shoulders, bbls
S Soup, e
...24 Stereoscope, ptg !
Flower pots, large
M P trine, bales "
1 Tacks, bxs...
Uaiters, CS 1 ToTMweo, es
Ham cs Tongue (sheep) doa
IMkfs, silk 6 Tub (cedar) nests-
Hose and coupling, pkg ..-l . Verdigris, e .-
Iron, bars... ....& Vesting, pkg .
ars. glass.bbl 1 1 W ater colors, pkg
Kalliston. doa . ..31 Whisky, bbls
Lamp, coal oil ...... 3: Wickinrr, cs
1-uinhrr, M ft ( ; Wheelbarrows, pekgs
Mail matter, bag 1 1 w in. elaret. esas
Mdse, anspec, pjrs 80j Wm, Muscat, cs
Fbom Bohtoh to arrive, per sh Syren, sailed Oct St.
Anchors . 6 Jib hank..
Alcohol, ket . I ' Kt-:t!rs ami pans..
Agricultural imp. pkg 17 Kaoliu, bbla ...
Bricks, lire l,30u Lead, writ, kegs..
Barry machine, bx........l ; Lanterns, cs .
I ; Lamp and shades, Cks
. 1 , Linseed oil, bbl ..
1 ' Lard, ca -
..84 Matches, bxs
14 Metal, packs
203 Marble, cs
Boot and shoe, es .
10 Monument, pc ,
134 Machinery, c j
Blacking, bbl ..
1 aieiotfeon, es.. -
10 Mis, goods, pkgs...
i?0 Mat and bag, c
I : Mast hoop ...
1 Nail, keg
3 Nuts, bbls
100 Oakum, bale
Butter, rsk .
H rooms, bills
Blocks, ek ....
lUsket 1 Oar...
Brandy, rIUi. 1,061. Pump, bxs
Building material, window, 1 Pipe, reel .-
door, ate. pkgt - 418 Pas
Boat board, ft Jl,00i Pica axes, oxs 1
Boards, ft S6,5.'.5' Pictures, c """i
Clapboards, bdla 723 Pianofortes, cs ";J
Pickets . 2.400: Paper St stationery, pkg ,
Plank, it 6.J5 Paper, es
rK. mm 9 Plated ware, ea
Cheese, eak 1 ! Preserve, ste, bx
Currants, cak 1 i Pork, bbla.