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SATURDAY. JANUARY 7. 1SCO
CT The elections are over, and though the
returns are not yet all in, sufficient is known
to have warranted politicians in any ether country
in predicting the complexion of the Legislature
and the spirit in. which the leading questions of the
day would 1e handled at the next session. Here,
however, experience has shown that no reliable
prediction can be ventured upon what any indi
visual " member, or the Legislature as a whole.
will do when the moment for action arrives.
Much of thia is undoubtedly owing to the want of
a common level of education and consequent dif
ference in the roads, or rather no-roaJs, on which
the reasoning faculties of the members are trav
eling to their conclusions on this or that subject ;
to the want of unity of purpose, consequent upon
the difference in the political and social wants of
the constituents as well as the constituted ; and to
the want of political education and practice con
sequent upon the absence of municipal or com
We presume that none will gainsay what we
have above advanced ; but as it is always well to
know how we stand, we will explain ourselves.
The want of a common level of education is a
radical want, and will continue "so long as that
education continues to be imparted through two
languages and two modes of thought so unequal
in their powers, so antipodal in their associations
and tendencies, as the Hawaiian and English
There is a great deal of stress laid by certain
parties on the fact that the education of the Ha
waiian language is spread over a greater portion
of the people than in many an older and more
civilized State, whether in Europe or America:
that is, that there are more here who know how
to read and write, than there. Granted that this
be so, yet while that education and that knowledge
are confined to the Hawaiian language, they may
be worn like ornaments to be exhibited at school
examinations, and talked about in Ministerial Re
ports, but for most of the practical uses to which
education is applied for the wear and tear of so
cial and political life they are valueless and
barren. To talk about the preservation of the
Hawaiian language, and the independence of the
people as connected therewith ; to look upon the
extinction of that language as the doom of this
people and a loss to humanity ; to foster it, nt an
enormous j early expense, under the philanthropic
plea of enlightening the native, is folly and de
lusion, is to overload the native mind with
indigestible knowledgo and to hurry hiui on
through ignorance and helplessness to that very
fate which it is proposed to avert. Any one, who
walks about the country with his eyes open and
tolerably clear from pre-conceived expectations,
cannot fail to perceive how vastly superior, for all
the practical purposes of civilized life, is the
young man or woman, who has received an
English education, to their unfortunate compatriot
whose intellect ha been dwarfed, and whose
knowledge is bottled up, as it were, within the
Hawaiian language. Take two boys off the street;
one speaks English and the other does not ; mark
the ready, off-hand, self-assured manner in which
the former asserts his being and replies to your
questions with a consciousness which he cares
not to conceal and you may not misunderstand
that if he is not entirely correct, still he is on the
same intellectual road as yourself, and that, with
time and application, he may come up with and
outstrip you in the race : while the other boy,
with an equally intelligent eye and craniological
development, is running the race with shackled
feet and, even if he knew, could not make his
knowledge available, but must forever remain a
mute on the world's highway, to be pointed at by
others, and have this very disability brought for
ward as au argument of his incapacity, social and
When in after years these two boys meet in the
legislative halls of their common country, under a
constitution and laws which are predicated on the
wider knowledge, different sympathies and busi
ness habits of tho former, and ignore in a great
measure the peculiar and traditional characteristics
of the latter, and the disabilities thrust upon him
through a faulty education then the result of
their legislation must necessarily be delay and im
pediments, doubts and obscurity, bitter antagonism
or short-lived compromises.
We do not for one moment, like our co tempora
ry, impeach the motives of these legislators and
rulers in Israel. We grant them to bo as honest
and as well intentioned as any two men can bo who
have at least this knowledge in common, viz : To
love God and practice the truth ; but the best in
tentions are often rendered abortive and utterly
mischievous through ignorance of the proper means
to accomplish them, and suspicion of the motives
Hence, as these postulaU exist in greater or
less degree in every Hawaiian Legislature, our
reason for saying that it is not safe to predict how
the discussions on any one subject will be conduct
ed or terminate.
The second reason which we gave, viz., " the
want of unity of purpose," etc., flows naturally
from the first, and needs probably no further illus
tration to a Hawaiian reader. It explains itself;
and if further evidence is wanted, let any one
read some of the petitions to the Legislature
which represent the wants of the constituents.
Oar third reason was "the want of political
education and practice, consequent upon the ab
sence of municipal or communal institutions."
Brought up within the narrow limits of an Ha
waiian education, the native has no rudimentary
knowledge of his duties as a citizen, or his rights
under the Constitution and the laws ; and if he
had, he has still no arena wherein to demonstrate
that knowledge and practice that self-government,
which is the basis and postulatum of all free in
stitutions, and the principal qualification under
which he is permitted to legislate upon his own
wants and those of others.
Centralization is good and necessary in the
upper strata of a political structure, but when it
descends to the lower ones and absorbs the com
munal or municipal functions of society, it dead
ens the vitality of the whole machine and encum
bers itself with burdens and responsibilities thst
are no proof of wisdom, and add neither ftrengtn
nor beauty to the political edifice. -
Without dwelling on all the other disadvantages
to social economy and social morality from the
want of communal, municipal or parochial institu
tions, the want of a proper elementary school, for
the transaction of political business questions in
a political business way, is too apparent and
pressing not to be felt as a normal want of the
people, junder.this or any other Constitution which
grants them the anomalous privilege of deciding
in dernier resort upon questions that have never
undergone previous and political, mastication at
the town-meeting, the communal tribune or the
parish green. Hence indecision or hurry are the
natural, yet equally fatal results of this want.
And in either case we have no warrant to predict,
from the name of a Representative, what may be
his course in the Legislature. Quod eral demon
strandum. ' - ' :
3f Under the caption of " the Government and
Rum Distillation,' sonic sorry scribbler of a well known
stripe has beeu abusing the good temper and accommo
dating disposition cf our contemporary by inserting
an article so infinitely below even the ordinary riff-raff
of that journal, that we are charitably inclined to think
that the editor read only the caption aud, glad to find
anything to say, and anybody to say it, on thatsul ject,
gave it insertion without perceiving or scanning too
closely the literary tilth, the assumptions and the slau-
der with which it is covered.
In the space of about half a column, our criticiser
has incorporated the following choice and eleg iut ex
pressions while speaking of us as a p -litical writer and
a public: man : " ridiculous, contemptible, extraordina
ry, canting, whining, pitiable, false, mean, untrue, in
sulting, unfit " and deficient in " sensf." Had we
up.set a fishmonger's stall or an apple-woman's cart,
we should hardly have expected a greater bhower of
epithets and, considering the appaient abundance from
which they proceed, we are thankful that they are not
We would, under no ordinary considerations, inter-
fere with the regular practice and customary amuse
ments of any body, but our contemporary, we feel sure,
will excuse us if we observe that its playthings are be
coming rather threadbaie, anl that that great stupid,
the general public, begins to feel (our friend woidd
have said disgusted, but we say) impatient that a jour
nal aspiring to be read by gentlemen should sully its
pages with language so redolent of its origin, so incor
rect iu its applieatl n.
Wc lately took the liberty to give the editors of
the llokuloa a little advice, and, among other things,
that they give the natives " the whole truth and both
tiihs of the question." This our contemporary de
nounces as a ridiculous'' and contemptible' ad
vice and an insult' to the editors aforesaid ! Per
haps we were prepared, from the previous course of
both these journals, to believe that they really
thought so ; but we did expect also thnt koine re
gard for the public, some respect for themselves and
some courtesy to ward us would have restrained them
from savin" so.
We cannot debase ourselves to argue the merits of
a case with writers who are not w illing to give " the
whole truth and both sides of the question." But
we will only point out one of the historical fallacies
on which they base their deductions. They teem to
bewail the times and the measures, in and by which
distillation was put down by the 1st and 3d Kame-
hamehas, forgetful, in their consistency, of the sig
nificant fact that those times and those measures
were despotic and absolute, and that their repetition
now, if practicable, would be construed to the pre
judice of the King nnd his Government uy none
quicker than by these very mourners of the good old
time, which they enjoyed while they could, and
kicked over when they could'nt any longer.
Itrlorii or Ilia Mjrly (he King.
On Friday morning, the 6th instant, His Msjesty
returned from Lahaina and was saluted by the Bat
tery on Punchbowl Hill.
Her Mnjoaly Qarta Kinma'i Itirlkrfay.
Monday, the 2d cf January, being Her Majesty's
birthday (the 24th), was one of those bright, beauti
ful, bracing days which we enjoy this season, between
the southers. Consular, public places and the shipping
in port displayed their li igs and ensigns, and at 12
noon a Royal salute was fired from the battery on
Punchbowl hill. Her Majesty was slightly indisposed
and did not receive. Out her name and a blessing were
coupled on many lips that day. So, health and happi
ness to Queen Emma and all she holds dear !
Rrault ( the Klrrtious.
The following votes were cast for Representatives
on the Island of Oahu, district of Kona :
For Jas. I Dowsett ....
rv P. kalama..
J. It. Kal.ai
.1665 For Win. Sumner -,
...14&, Kaikainahaole .
J. Komoikeehuehu 265!Scatteriug (5 names) ......... 64
It will be seen at a glance that the first four were
elected with but little opposition, the least number
of votes cast for any of the four being 1323, while
the aggregate of votes for the twelve defeated was
In the district of Ewa and Waianae, Mr. P. F
Manini was elected.
In the district of Waialua, Mr. S. M. Xaukana.
In the district of Koolaupoko. Mr. Uarenapa.
In the district of Koolauloa, Mr. Ukeke.
On the Island of Maui, in the district of Lahaina,
Messrs. L. Aholo and D. D. Baldwin were elected.
In the district of Wailuku, Mr.S. M. Kamakau.
In the district of Makawao, Mr. J. V. Green.
In the district of Hana, Mr. Asa Hopu.
I. O. mf O, F.
The new Hall on Fort Street will be dedicated
according to the customs of the Order this (Satur
day) evening, at half-past 7 o'clock. The members
of Excelsior Lodge will please ai tend without fur
ther notice; and no invited guests can be admitted
without presentation of their card of invitation.
R. A. S. Wood, "1
B. F. Dibham, Committee
C. It. Bishop, on
D. N. Flitxer, . Arrangements.
Yesterday morning at 8 o'clock the native prisoner
Makahanohano, from Ewa, Oahu, suffered the extreme
penalty of the law for the murder of his paramour, a
native woman by name Nawiholama The prisoner
was hung within the prison yard, in the presence of the
proper authorities and the inmates of the prison. We
understand that he was hardened and indifferent to the
G We see by the San Francisco papers that
Capt. Smith, of the whaleship FubiuM, who pleaded
guilty to whipping a sailor pretty smartly, was fined
$50." . . . . .
Supreme Court of the Ilasraliaai l.ld Jurs-
n rv Term
REPORTED JOB THE POLYNESIA!!.
The jury trials commenced on Tuesday with the case
of Horton, charged with manslaughter, in causing the
death of Charlie, the steward of the -hip Frances JWi
er, in Honolulu harbor, in October last. It was charg
ed against the prisoner that he had given the deceased
a kiek on the head from which he fell and came to his
death. The entire day was consumed in the examina
tion of witnesses. The outline of the case for the pros
ecution has been before published in our columns and
will be fresh in the recollection of our readers. On
the part of the defence, evidence was introduced to
show that the deceased was at the time "of his death
under influence of drink, to the degree that he had not
control over his limbs and could not preserve his own
equilibrium, and that death resulted from an accidental
fall, in which his head struck against a bolt or hatch
combing on the deck, dislocating a vertebra ; and also
the testimony of several ladies and geutlemen well ac
quainted with the accused, and, having made voyages
with him, to his general amiable character and prudent
conduct cn his part towards men under his command.
The argument was opened by Mr. Blair and conclud
ed by Mr. Harris, who contended that Horton was not
only justified but bound in duty to iuflict some punMi
meut upon the deceased for his act of insubordination.
Mr. Bates for the Crown.
After able arguments of Counsel the Court per Chief
Justice Allen charged the jury in substance as follows :
You are called upon, gentlemen, to perform a very
important duty, not only to the accused but also to the
community. While it is natural to counsel to have a
fervor and enthusiasm for their client, however proper
this feeling to them, it would be unbecoming in you and
in the Court to be influenced by any such sympathy.
We are here to hold the scales of justice on an even
beam. We all have our sympathies for that young
man ; it is natural. Yet it must not operate on
your judgment or mine. . This case is a very limited one
in its facts and in the law applicable to them. Your
duty is to analyze these facts; mine is to give you the
law relating to them. This man is accused of man
slaughter. Now what is manslaughter? By our
Statute, whoever kills another without malice afore
thought, under the sudden impulse of passion ex
cited by provocation or other adequate cause, of a na
ture tending to disturb the judgment and mental facul
ties and weakeu the possession of self control of the
killing party, is not guilty of murder but of man
slaughter. The distinction between murder and man
slaughter is the intention. If the intention to kill is
shown, it is murder. But that Iris not been charged
by the District Attorney. In Greenleaf on Evidence III,
119, manslaughter is defined to be the nnlawful kill
ing of another without malice, either expressed or
If you believe Horton was committing an unlawful
act and death was the result, it is manslaughter. It is
an important poiDt for your consideration was the ac
cused doing an unlawful act ? Now, iu the relatiou iu
which the parties sto d to each other, what was an un
lawful act ? The language of the steward was " My
order is to have supper at 5 o clock; if you are not here
you have got to go without:" or, as another witness
testifies, " My hour is 5 o'clock," etc. Now what was
the right of tlie officer under these circumstances?
The master ha undoubtedly the right, and it is his
duty, to apply suitable aud commensurate punishment
iu cases ol insolence and insubordination.
In regard to the mate of the vessel, the law is, that
matters of disobedience must be reported to the master,
except iu caes of imminent danger, as where men are
ordered aloft in a gale of wind, and refuse to go. If
the master was on board, or w:is not, if the exigencies
were not such as to require immediate and prompt ac
tion, the case should be reported to him.
If you, gentlemen, should be of opinion, that the act
w s unlawful, then you come to the questiou what was
the etFcct of the blow ?
If the blow was given, and the blow itself did not
cause death, and the body by force of the blow foil
against a beam, or on a bolt or raised object on the
deck, and death is the result it is manslaughter.
But if you consider that the exigencies of the ship
made that act lawful on the part of the mate, then you
will consider if the punishment inflicted was suitable aud
commensurate. But the great matter is intent.
If I ride through the streets at a rapid rate, heedless
and reckless of the safety of the public, and run over
and kill a man, malice is presumed, and it is man
slaughter. As to the testimony of his good character, it is in
deed very credit able to him ; but a good character does
not apply where there is positive evidence.
If you are satisfied that th.- blow was given by ac
cused and death wai the result, what has iharacter to
do with it. This is the way proof of good character
may operate :
If au honorable man is charged with a larceny from
.circumstantial evidence alone, then it is right that he
should have the advautage of his previous good repu
tation. If, as you will probably find, a kick was bestowed,
what then has amiable temper to do w ith it ?
This matter is to be settled stric:ly by law, not by
As to the intoxication of the decease!, if he fell over
by the co. reive power of Horton aud death was the re
sult, it would be manslaughter.
Mr. Blair asked that the jury be instructed that any
doubts should be given in favor of the prisoner.
JriKSE Allen If you have any rational dnubts, gen
tlemen, as to any material links in the testimony they
will of course avail to the accused ; but you must not
entertain any fanciful doubt
The party has only the right to reasonable doubts.
Mr. Harris asked the Court to charge that if the
Captain was not on board and not accessible the mate
was the captain of the vessel, and that in absence of
proof that the captain was accessible, it is presumed he
was not, and so the Court charged.
The jury after a few minutes absence brought in a
verdict of not guilty, one juror dissenting. The trial
consumed two days.
King vs. Ahio, charged with the murder of Luika, a
native woman, last November. Mr. J. T. Waterhouse
being drawn upou the jury, stated that, after hearing
the charge yesterday afternoon, and the verdict which
immediately followed, he found himself placed in a
difficult situation in being called to sit with other jury
men, who, in view of the severity of the punishment
which would follow, gave a verdict contrary to law and
evidence. The Court overruled his objection. The
prisoner in this case had made several full confessions
of having killed the woman, though by mistake, having
intended to kill her husband ; and this being proved
and corroborated, the case was submitted without ar
gument by counsel to the jury, who wei e but a few
minutes in finding a verdict of guilty, one juror dis
senting. King vs. Ationg, charged with being accessory to the
above murder. Ahio, the above mentioned convicted
murderer of Luika, was offered by the Prosecutor to
prove tho facts charged. He was objected to by the
counsel for the prisoner, on the ground that, being now
convicted of a capital offence and to all intents and pur
poses under sentence of death, he could not be brought
under operation of the pains and penalties of perjury;
and not having anv belief in a future punishment after
death, he had no moral coercion and an oath would be a
mockery. Ihis view being sustained by the Court, and
the main evidence for the Crown beiug thus excluded,
the District Attorney entered a nolle prosequi for the
prisoner, and also Achee, likewise charged with being
accessory. Mr. Bates for prosecution, Messrs. Harris
and McCully for prisoners. .
King vs. Walsh , assault with a dangerous weapon.
Pleaded guilty. Mr. A ustin for prisoner.
King vs. Apah, Chinaman ; attempt to commit ar
son. Acquitted on ground of insanity. Mr. Mont
gomery for prisoner.
Rand vs. Coady, assumpsit. Mr. Bates for plain
tiff and MrAustin for defendant. Case was con
tinued to Saturday morning. ...
Hanuu v. C. A. Williams k Co., assumpsit. Was
azreed to be submitted to the Court without jury
Messrs. llama, and McCully for plaintiff; Mr. Bate'
for defendants. .
John Meek et al vs. Haupu et aL; trespass. Ap
peal from Circuit Judge at Chambers. Dismissed
the bond being ruled insufficient. A bond on appeal
mu..t be entitled of the cause, and must specify from
what court appeal is brought.
Horrible Marti r at Eut Mani.
On the night of the 31st ult., probably between
dark and 12 o'clock, a frightful murder was com
mitted, the victim having been II. Bingham, a wheat
grower, of Makawao. The body of the deceased
was found the next morning about 9 1-2 o'clock,
the head dreadfully smashed in different places. It
appears that a man by the name of William Hall
went to the house of the murdered man on Sunday
the 1st, and looking round the premises could not
find him for some time, but after some search his
attention was attracted by something moving in the
wind, which turned out to be the flap of the de
ceased man's trowsers-pocket. Upon going to the
spot he discovered a dead man covered with straw.
He removed the straw and recognized the person of
II. Bingham, the body cold and the head in a
frightful state of mutilation. He immediately pro
ceeded to the place of residence of Mr. Needham,
whose house was nearest, leaving the body in charge
of some natives whilst he did so. A crowd soon
Collected, and notice having been conveyed to Jus
tice Miner, that gentleman immediately proceeded
to the spot in his capacity of Coroner, aud an in
quest was held at once and at the place where the
body was found. An examination of witnesses was
had, aud Dr. MacDouall, after examining the
body, testified to the effect that the Ueeeased had
come to his death by the wounds inflicted on his
head. From the evidence of the witnesses suspi
cion fell upon three natives, all brothers, who
having had some trouble with the deceased about a
horse, had been understood to threaten to take the
life of the deceased, the latter having upon that
ground applied to Justice Miner for advice, who in
formed him that the proper course would be to
swear them (the suspected parties) to keep the
peace. Upon the evidence ihen given the three
bi others were arrested and tried by Justice Miner,
who considered it his duty to commit them for
trial by the Supreme Court. The names of the
prisoners are Kapoe. Kapua, and Haole, two of
whom have been on board whaleships. A club
was found near the body, covered with blood, which
is supposed to be the instrument that caused death.
A more horrible and ferocious murder could hardly
be committed, and the excitement of the country
rouud about the scene of action is almost unparal
leled. It is reported tha: at the investigation before
the magistrate, it was proved that the clothes of the
parties under arrest bore marks of blood, as did also
a shirt, found in the house in which they were said
to have lodged that night.
Cane come llotuo raanl.
The Advertiser of Thursday last, speAing of the
murderer who was hung yesterday, says : The cler
gy of the Catholic church, of which he U a member,
are unceasing in their efforts to prepare his mind to
meet the just sentence of the law."
We are weary of correcting the Advertiser's facts,
for it never owns up to its misstatements when detect
ed, nor takes any pains to prevent their recurrence.
We give the following as the facts, on the authority
of the keeper of the prison : The murderer never was a
member of the Catholic church, but had been a mem
ber of the Protestant church in Ewa, under Rev. Art.
Bishop ; he had been visited in prison by several Pro
testant clergymen and laymen, who at various times
had conversed with him and left books with him, but
ouly once had he !ecn visited by a Catholic clergymau
whom he publicly denied and refused to receive any
boo 8 fmm.
Now to us and the general reader it is rather a mat
ter of indifference whether one or twenty clergymen,
from one or twenty denominations, attended on the
pr'iMJuer ; but if any credit is to accrue to any Church
for having had such a miscreant as a member, let it go
to the right account and the Protestant church, on 1 do
not gratuitously saddle the Catholic church with crim
inals of so deep a dye, until the facts will warrant the
Cbnuce for a Report
The brass gun, over which was plared the cata
felque, which bore under its sombre canopy the
coffin of the late Prince J. W. P. Kinau, was sent
with the carriage to Mr. C. W. Vincent to be repair
ed and cleansi d. When the polishing was finished,
and not until it had received a good share of pound
ing and pumice stoning, Charley" thought he
would try the gun with a ramrod. He did so, and
found it loaded with hall and cartridijt. The gun is a
Russian piece, and is from the old Russian trading
post on Kauai. The date of its casting was 1S07.
Ours are due and cordially tendered to Messrs.
J. W. Sullivan and McRuer & Merrill, of San Fran
cisco, to Mr. F. L. Hanks, of Wells, Fargo & Co.'s
Express in Honolulu, and to Mr. Ingraham, the
Purser of the Comet.
Inatrartioa in Frrach.
Messrs. Hasslocher and Waldau are about to open
a school for instruction in French. Those interested
can learn full particulars by addressing to box 13,
Honolulu Post-0 flice.
Quicken! Time ou Itrrord.
The Golden Aye arrived at San Francisco from
Panama with the through Mail from New York in
20 days and 17 hours.
5CJ e w ould call the attention of our readers
to the Quarterly Statistics published it the Com
mercial" column. These tables were prepared with
great care by our indefatigable " Marine Reporter,"
and mar be relied on as correct.
Qr" Mr. S. Westcott lectures before the Honolulu
Dashaway Association this evening, at 7 1-2 o'clock.
HP We find the following in one of our exchang
es. Although intended for tho Southern States, it
will answer equally well for our Latitude and longi
A Book-keeper is Search of Emplotme.vt. The
Secretary of one of our Insurance Companies, says
the New York Journal of d miH'rce, not lon since
advertised for a book-keeper, and received in res
ponse the following letter, which is so original and
business-like, that we are permitted to copy it, as a
guide to other applicants for similar situations. The
writer thoughtfully inclosed a leaf cut from an old
account book, as a sample of his work. Either the
applicant is an original genius, or a wag of the first
Rio Taoer, Wilkes Co., Ga.
Mr Da. Sir : I am a wanting of a situation in
bookeeping, and Mr. Shirman said how that you
wou'd like to get me in your office. If so please
answer to oncet. I send you a specimen of mv sin
gle entry, but I can keep em double a well. I am
all of a tremble, having just been licking a nigger.
From yours truly,
F. S. Hirshfei.de a.
By the arrival of the fine clipper bark Comet, Capt.
J. Smith, in 20 days from San Francisco via Ilile, we
have received dates from New York to Nov. 21, tele
graph 23, St. Imis Nov. 24, Liverpool Not. 7.
We clip the following : , .
St. Louis, November 24, 1S30.
The orders to the United States troops, requiring
thein to proceed forthwith to the Mexican frontier,
have all been countermanded. The reported intend
- ed invasion of Mexico is a complete finle. " "
The excitement about Charlestown has in great
measure subsided, although the public pulse, all ver
the country, is in an intensely feverish condition, and
disunion is just now a popular topic. - -
Ihere are no Liter arrivals from Europe.
The Harper's ferry affair continues the great topic
of discussion, and from the press, pulpit and rostrum
monopolises general attention. The hot and bitter
blood engaged in its discussion leads to many extrava
gancies. In Washington disunion is openly discussed
-n the street, and all over the Union a tone of sentiment
is indulged which is to be regretted. In the South,
we have nothing but alarm movements, and in the
North, nothing but ridicule of the South.
It was rumored that COO to 1000 men were arming
in Ohio, for the rescue of the prisoners.
Gov. Wise left Harper's Ferry this morning for
Richmond, after receiving a dispatch from Gov. Packer
of Pennsylvania, tendering the services of 10,000 men,
and offering to station a guard along the dividing line
between Pennsylvania and Maryland.
On Saturday night, November 10th, a meeting
was held at Treuiont Temple in Boston, as advertised,
for the benefit of John Brown. Upwards of, 4,000
was collected, according to a dispatch dated the 'S2d.
The dispatch from Boston on the night of the V.kh re
presents the number of persons present to have been
2,000. Proceedings were ultra fanatical, according to
a condensed report in the newspapers. Wendell Phil
ips and Ralph Waldo Emerson were present
Dates to 10th November were received from Veru
Cruz, at Mobile, cn the 22d. The news is lo the fol
lowing effect : It was reported that Miramon had joined
Marquez, and that both had fled from the country on
board a British steamer, taking the 2,000,000 in spe
cie with them. Whereupon Miramon's army pronounc
ed for Santa Anna.
From the Amooe RivtR. By the arrival of the first
of a fleet of Russian war steamers, composing the
Equadron under charge of Commodore Popoff, nw on
their way from Nicolaefeky, A moor river, to Cronstadt,
in Russia, via Japan, San Francisco, Honolulu and New
York, we learn that Oovenwr Koskaswitch, had left
Nicolaelsky on the 2d of October, in the steamer Ar
tjooii, for St. Petersburg.
Certain revelations have been made to the effect that
Spain, France aud Eugland, meditate action for the
satisfaction of their claims against Mexico, which action
may involve the national existence of Mexico, or sub
stitution of a monarchy under the protection oMhese
powers. In view of these circumstances, the Uuited
Slates may feel constrained to occupy northern Mexico
to secure the claims of United States citizens.
A letter from Urbana, Ohio, addressed to Brown,
written in cypher, (which has been deciphered,) tells
him to keep iu good spirits ; that his friends are mus
tering, and will drop along, one at a time. Col. Davis
telegraphed to-day for 500 additional men.
Geo. F. Bunbam, liquor agent in Boston, was ar
raigned on tho 17th of November, for adulterating the
bute liquor. He pleaded guilty.
By the arrival of the steamer Canada at Halifax,
we have hurupean dates to the ith November.
It is asserted that the English Government has con
sented to j -in the roposed European Congress f r the
settlement of the Italian difficulty, and that France
and England had completely agreed upon the basis of
a treaty of peace. It is vaguely reported in the Euro
pean journals that Garibaldi, in his interview with
King Victor Emanuel, made use of strong expressions
with regard to the proposed settlement of the present
difficulties, declaring that Italy had been betrayed by
her pretended friends, and that he would head a revo
lution of the people to carry out the original plan. The
King of Sardinia protested against such a proceeding.
The steamship Great Eastern had arrived at South
ampton. The Great Eistem had a rough passage and a heavy
sea. Sh'- rolled enough to leave one paddle turning
high aud dry. The greatest speed was close on eight
een miles an hour. The run was fir more satisfactory
than either of the previous ones. She arrived at South
ampton on the 4th.
A Paris telegram says the English and French Gov
ernments have completely agreed on a basis for the
Congress which is to be held at Brussels.
A new steamship has been ordered by the Cunard
Company, which is to be five hundred tons larger
than the Persia.
Great activity prevails at Woolwich Arsc.ial in
the preparation of material for the coast defences,
and for the expedition against China. The fortifica
tions at Dover are to be extended forthwith, and
several batteries are to he reconstructed. It is stated
that the troops to be contributed by India to the
China expedition, will be 6u00 Europeans and 4000
The Zurich Conference were to sign the new treaty
on the 8th November.
The organization for tho Chinese campaign is set
tled, and the embarkation of troops commenced.
The French Government has resolved on estab
lishing a naval station in the Bed Sea. The cholera
had broken out among the French troops sent to
Morocco, aud several distinguished officers had died.
The deaths exceeded fifty a day, aud the total num
ber died had been 1500. The European Congress
will probably be held in Paris.
FOREIGN OIL. MARKETS.
Spaaii. We notice considerable
mi L. r, J a at Alt y 6, is.;o.
The trade fur the past week haa been doll, no doubt material!
influenced by the boljrday and alteudaut featiTitie.
fc'ince our last the (hip Black Sea baa (ailed ou the 3It Dee.
for New Bedford. The accident met with by her on going out of
the harbor rored, on examination, to be Immaterial. The
Vtxrinq sailed the next day for Jarvis Island. The Vernon did
not leave for lahaina until the 3J. The franc Palmer, of
the B. D. L., with a full freight and passenger list, sailed oa
Saturday for gan Francisco.
Tlie 150 tons guano advertised to be sold to raise funds for the
Jot'fa Allyon, it is reported have found a purchaser at $20 per
ton, for shipment to the United States. Late ad rices from Cal
lao note purchases speculatively at (40 per ton, delivered at the
The Comet arrived to-day from San Francisco via Hilo, bring
ing dates to the 15th December, and the Eastern mails of the
20lh November. We learn that the D. Godfrey sailed for this
port from Boston on the 14th November, and that the new steam
er had been launched on the 11th of same month at East Boston,
and would sail for Honolulu about the 5th to 10th of Dec. The
Architect had arrived at San Francisco on the 11th Dee., after a
passage of 23 days, and had been sold for $ li.OOJ. for the lum
ber business, being well adapted for that, and which accounts
for the good figure realised for herl
The two Russian war steamers, which left about the same time
with the J'UiUoitn, now in port, had arrived In San Francisco,
and were reported to sail for this place ou their way home.
The lotnet Is a fine bark of 637 tuns register, or thereabouts,
and will run regularly as a packet between here and San Fran
cisco. Capt. Smith intends putting larger cabin accommodations
ou ber which will render her a ne plus ultra." We congratu
late Capt. Smith on the command of so fin a vessel, and extr.ict
the following, which we found in the San Francisco "Telegram,
endorsing the remarks fully :
A Vktia SiiLoa Auai is th TaD. Captain James Smith,
well known as the pioneer commander in the trade between this
port and the Sandwich Islands, and the builder, part owner an J
captain of the bark tattle, aer the interval of about one year,
has again token his place In the trade which he has been so in
strumental in building op. Capt. 3. has taken command of the
clipper bark Comet, a splendid vessel, perfectly adapted for the
business. It is the iutentioa to considerably enlarge the pasaen
ger accommodations of this vessel, wluoh are of the firt class.
Under the charge of this popular and competent officer, the
(.omet will speedily enjoy a reputation as favorable and extend
ed as that achieved for the Yauliet.
Advices were received this mail of the outturn of oil shipped
per English ship IHxarro to Bremen last Spring, and the small
leakage which has resulted to the greater portion la remarkable
not averaging per cent. 1 . -
The statement of this fact is important, as so much has been
written and spoken oa the street regarding the large losses which
have accrued oa shipmeuts by clipper ships to New Bedford and
other places, creating a prejudice against this method of carriage.
toe prices eurrent see a act her column.
EXCHANGE We hear of sales of $1-3,000 TJ S Consular Bills
Xitw Bims, x0T .,
inquiry fur sr-rm
an upward tendency In prices. The transactions fur th'
include sales of 800 bWs at 13s cents per gallon, and 1(7
a price not transpired the market closiug with further in
VV'HALt Is in moderate demand, and the sales since mP
embrace eSO bbls iu Parcels at 50 cents oer rall.m . ... Z!
dark sVmth Sea at 4i cents per gallon.
M HS.LKBONK There Is some demand for Bone.
tions in this market for the week include sale C"iX j,, A ",r
82 cents, lcioO do. Ochutsk at ft! cents, and S,0tju
price not transpired. "
Xaral VewU 1th t&cMrier, lXiu.
Dec. 25 Ross steamer PTavtoon, Matakewitch. S run. ti. .
- from Hakodadt. J" .'Jj,
Merchant Fleet -4th tlswrter, IVrfJ,
. , - ARRIVALS.
Faost Saw Fbaxcimox
Oct. 2 Am sh Black Sea,Cate. 791 tons, 14 days.
6 Am sh Ocean Express, Willis, 1695 tuns, 14 days
" 15 Am sh Flying Dragon,, Watson, 1175 tons, 13 a?,
44 15 Am ah Mary Gootlel, Goodel, VIS tons, 15 day.
" 15 Am bk Frances Palmer, Paty, 308 tons, 13 day.
Nov. IS A in bk Yankee, Lovett, Hi tout, IS days.
u 2ii Am sh Webfoot, Hedjre, lu73 tons, 13 day.
" SO Am schr Far West, Porter, 59 tous, 13 days.
Dec. 5 N Uren. schr Jennie Lee, Benedict, 1 10 tons. 23
" 16 -Am bk Frances Palmer, Paty, 3)3 tous, 14 day.
S3 Am schr Jeanuette, Cook, 18 tons, 29 days.
24 Am sh Daring, Simonton, 1093 tons, 16 day.
Number of arrivals, 12; tons, 7679; average paage, d,
Oct. 6 Am bk Bherinf, Gilliat, S0 tons. 23 days.
Dec. 7 Haw brig Hero, Von lloidt, luS tons, 28 days.
Number of arrivals, 2; tons, 4fJ8; average passage, 35 dari.
From Pi'urv Soi xd.
Nov. 16 Am bk Sea Nymph, Stege, 51C tons, 25 days.
" 19 Am schr Toando, Keller, 16i tons, 3S days.
27 Am bkt Jenny Ford, Moore, 897 tons, 21 day
Dec. 24 Am sh Ionidas, Wood, CP& tons, 43 days.
Number of arrivals, 4 ; tons, 1774 ; averags passage, 31 jej
Faon Faxximu's Island.
Oct. 29 Haw sch Henry, English, 45 tons, 19 days.
Dec. 15 Hawaiian schr Marilda, Hooper, 102 tons, 10 dij..
Number of arrivals, 2; tons, 147; average passage, 14.!.
Faow McKisx'st Islisd.
Dec. 4 Am sh Aspasia, Sisson, 632 tons. 33 days.
5 Am brig Agate, Ureeu, ,91 tons, 31 days.
Number of arrivals, 2 ; tons, S23; average passage, 29',,, j,;ll
Faou Bakkb's fcLAXD.
Oct. 81 Am herin brig Jiwephine, Stone, 253 tons, 24 day.
Oct. 23 Span schr Secreto, Hoadley, 39 tons, 64 days.
Oct, 7 -Dan bk Maria, Ingenuann, 301 tons, 48 days.
Nov. 1 Am sh Josiah Bradlee, Dunbar, 650 tons, 166 Jars.
Nov. 1 Am sh Milwaukee, Roades, 738 tots, 54 days.
Nov. 15 N Gren bk Napoleon, Clark, 3.V) tons, 67 days.
Dec. 8 Meckrbgsh Johannes Kepeier, Jantzcn, 473 tn,25i.
Dec. 15 Brit bk Sea Nymph, Williams, 250 tuns, 305 dayt.
From Call in.
Dec. 25 Peruv bk Josefa Ayllou, Colau, 196 tons. 4'J day.
! Total, .
109.a! I 6 l!
1 1 iK
1 1 9734, 1 It)
3, W7. 7 53";
For New Bedford,
Victoria, V. I
Jarvis and Baker's
46 J .
4s jj -
. 3.637 11
M 18,973 $9l4,-r ft!
Including specie, $S3,571 12.
t Inclu Unit specie, $31,000 00.
J Including specie, $1,518 05.
Value of Kx porta 4 Lb Uw-artrr, KVJ.
$45,413 96 $.0o7 48
If 1 ,358 51 3,24 50
i.7l,4tW W 856,655 15
Total, 4914,270 62 $-M5,947 H $U6,.Ji:
Compabisox or ExroBTi or 1st, 2d axo 3d Quartus.
1st quar. I 2d quar. 3d qnar.
Domestic produce,... ..
$4,3tjtf 3.3; f),ii3J R: $14.7'
4I,75 Si. letO.N 75i rf.rii;7
... 16u,5:ri 3i. 1W.7H9 -SI I.SMii
... 8,Nli IK: -i,IW0 IN! IS.Wi SO
Totalv. $J57,440J $4I,3U, 95. $i2LlwM
KxM-t4 of U.irstlc ProJtarc" Itla tiuuirtcr, l".
(CimrABKD WITH 8l QC.UTAB.)
ArrowrH.t, Jfcs 217
Iterr(drietl) B I,bu4
trea.l,lbl . 1
Butter, keg I
I altle, head - . J5
Cuff-.-e, tt .tsi
Flour, hols...... ..
Fowls, d. x .
May. tons ....
Molasses, galls ...
Oil (seal) gaits
Oil (wiij galls
Pai ai. bids
Potatoes, bags .
24,5t!r . ...
Pulu, bales of 400 lis. 4i4 ...
Shark tin-, bx .
Skins, guat .....
Skins, sheep . .
Slush, bbls ,
THu, tous .-.25 ...
V halebone, Tfcs..... ..74, II 9
Wheat, tuns 4JV
Wool, bales 15 -
Value $14, 64J 0l
This amount includes a smalt quantity of fruit, slwlls, corai,
etc.. Dot specified in above
t Including 4 goats, 4 bbls pork. 3 cs unspeciSed sndse, and
few other articles not enumerated above.
EXHIBIT fReriirt tk Hirbve Matter's- Ofleefi
ami n hurjage, jor me ymirler eM.ng Vee. 31, In9, m
the eorrioniing quarters of tAs years 1S53-8.
Quarter ending Dec. 31, 1 !v59
" ' 1858
" . 157-..
2 l S6
SHO lr.Vr? the nnmber nf Hateaiutn Simen i&ippeJ it Ho
nolulu, tine lie ajipointmemt mf a Got't Agent in 1-
Year. 1st Qr. d Qr. 3d Qr.
156 ..Z 166 27 ...
I57 . 156 93 H.,
1S58 849 164 ...
1659.. . Ui 89 ...
4th Qr. Touj-
TVe have no means of ascertaining correctly how many
discharged in previous quarters, but the last quarter the nam"
1'assctigcr to and froua Honolulu, 4th 11 r.,
From San Francisco .....
Petropauloski ...... 37
JarvU and Baker la... 28
McKean's Island 11
Ochotsk ... 4
Peabeck, V T 1
Ayan . ' I
New Zealand.,.,... -- - 1
New Bedford .-.
Victoria. V I ....
Excess of departures ..-
144 ' For San Francisco
Jarvis and Baker's fa -J
Seabeck, W T
. New Zealand
Victoria, V I
Johnson's Island -Hong
koag . -