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at tbe aine time we shall always give great respect and con
sideration to his opinion, on tbe propriety of exercising juris
diction in this particular class of cues.
Tbe Court here declare that it is with reluctance that they
entertain jurisdiction in cases between foreigners, but tbey
regard it as an imperative duty, when they come clearly
within tbe principles of the maritime law, or treaiy stipula
tions. It appeared in evidence that Mr. Stanley was duly author
ized by tbe libellants to effect a settlement or their voyage
with tbe ship " Benjamin Rush," and la pursuance of said
power be called on Wilcox, the agent and part owner of said
lip, who resides and is doing business here, on the l&tb of
November, and inquired when he would be ready to settle
with the crew, as the parties whom he represented were
anxious to know. After some conversation be said : When
I pay oS the men they will have to go up to tbe Consulate "
Ob tbe 19th he called again and demanded a settlement, and
tbe discbarge of the parties he represented. The agent re
plied : " Wben you want a settlement you will have to go to
It appears that Mr. Stanley called at the Consulate and
stated to the Consul that the three first efiicers of the
"Benjamin Rush," who are the libellants. wanted their dis
charge, and after some conversation the Consul ent lor Mr.
Wilcox to come to the Consulate, and when he arrived the
Consul said Warren must be settled with," and Wilcox re
plied w that be had never refused to settle with him,' to
which Mr. Stanley replied that he refused to settle with him
as his agent. Wilcox then said he won 1. 1 settle for 1,600 bbls.,
as be bad with another of the crew. Mr. Stanley objected to
this, and proposed to wait till the oil was gauged and the
bone weighed. On tbe 23d he understood that the amount of
oil and bone was ascertained, aud he called again at the Con
sulate, and the Consul told bim that tbey were going to pay
off on Monday. On Monday the partus met at the Consulate,
and settled the account of Warren. There were some ques
tions of difference which tbe Consul settled, and they (Stan
ley and Wilcox) finally agreed on a settlement at $119 49.
Mr. Stanley says that Mr. Wilcox handed a bag, which he
aid contained f3,K0, to the Consul's Clerk, and requested
In in to pay hiiu tbe amount out of it, and be offered to do so,
less 2J per cent, cotnmis-ions. Mr. Stanley objected lo this
charge, and said to Mr. Wilcox, the Clerk had not paid him
the amount agreed upon, lo which he replied that be did not
know anything about it ; and after some discussion with the
Consul in relation to tbe propriety ot this charge, Stanley left
t le office.
It appears by tbe testimony of the Consul, that Mr. Stanley
was the first tn ask his assistance in the case of Warren. This
was designating the place of settlement on his part, and he
ne'er objected to the Consulate asa proper place of settlement
when it was insisted upon by Mr. Wilcox ; therefore, it may
well be considered as fixed by mutual accord. It was a proper
place, generally resorted to lor settlement ; it was where the
hip's paprrs were, and where each party could appeal to the
C insul tn settle any matters of difference which nnfit arise
As to the amount due Warren, it was agreed upon after an
examination of the accounts by Stauloy and Wilcox, but a dis
agreement arose between the Consul and Mr. Stanley in re
lation to th3 commission, and lie retired without taking tbe
money proffered for ihe payment of Warren, and without
making any further effort to effect a settlement for Edwards
Mr Stanley testifies that Wilcox handed a bag con
taining money to the Consul's Clerk, staling that it was about
$3,oO0, and requested him to pay him from it. Mr. tillman
testifies that this deposit was made for the disbursement of
the crew of the "Benjamin Rush." When parties agree to
make a settlement at the Consulate, and the master or agent
ot the ship deposits tbe money for the payment of whatever
amounts may be due, and presents a true account of the
catchings, he has complied with his duty. Ifhebas any ac
counts against the seamen, be will of course present them.
The Shipping Articles contain the terms of the contract, and,
from this data, the amount due is -easily ascertained. We do
not see what more remained for the agent of the ship to do.
If there were obstacles interposed by the Consul to prevent
Mr. Stanley from attending to the settlement, Wilcox was not
responsible lor it- The question simply is: Has Wilcox done
his duty? After the parties met at the Consulate, we are of
opinion that be has, hut his mode of doing it has well nigh
deprived him of this defense ; and wheu Mr. Stanley found
that it did not accord with the views of the Consul to have
him make the settlement there for Ueckwiib and Edwards, it
was incumbent on Mr. Stanley to have so stated to Mr. Wil
cox to that effect, and proposed some other place of settle
ment. It does not appear that he took this course, but his princi
pals on the following day filed this lihel against the ship. Al
though there may have been occasions in Mr. Stanley! efforts
for a settlement, when he could have taken the position that
Mr. Wilcox had refused his demand, yet after he bad called
on the Consul for aid in effecting a settlement for these libel
lants, and be had sent for Wilcox to come to the office and
settle Warren's voyage, and in accordance with that request
he had come, and being at the place each had selected, they
had examined the accounts, and agreed upon the amount due
Warren, and in pursuance thereof, he had deposited with the
Clerk $2,000, not only to pay Warren but the rest of the crew,
was it not incumbent on Stanley, if he was prevented from
making a settlement there for Beckwith and Edwards, to
have informed Mr. Wilcox to that effect, and demand a settle
ment and payment at some other suitable place? But this
was not done, which, under all these circumstances, the
Court regai d as a legal necessity, antecedent to a suit. We
do not regard it necessary to advert to any other points made
in the case by the respondents
We are of opinion that the judgment of the Court below, so
far as it relates lo the question of jurisdiction, should be con
firmed; but so far as it sustains the claim of the libellants,
(Beckwith and Edwards) it should be reversed and the bill
Robertson, Justice, said : In all that part of the judgment
ol the Court, as now announced by the Chief Justice, which
relates to the important subject of jurisdiction, I fully concur.
But from so much of the judgment as dismisses the libel in
this case against the libellant's Beckwith and Edwards, as
well as the libellant Warren, I respectfully dissent. Under
the circumstances, I think tbe libellants had good right to file
their lihel, and were well in Court. A sufficient demand, on
the part of the libellants, is proven to my satisfaction, and no
plea of tender is set up by the defence in the case of Beck
with and Kdwards, as in that of Warren ; nor is there suf
ficient evidence upon the record, in my opinion, to have sup
ported such a plea. The claim of the libellants is admitted to
be an honest one, for wages faithfully earned, and which
were justly due when the libel was filed. I think, therefore,
the libellants. Beckwith and Edwards, are entitled to a decree
in their favor; but 1 bow with deference to tbe contrary
opinion cf the majority of ihe Court
Mr. MoitTcon art fur complainants.
Mr. Harris for claimants.
January 9, IS02
SATURDAY, JANUARY 18. 1802
We promised last week to look over some
of the facts by which the Advertiser attempts to
prove that " the present Minister of Finance is
not qualified Fur the position he holds." The
writers for that journal disclaim any 44 personal
prejudices against the gentleman who now holds
the portfolio of the Treasury Department." Very
good could we only believe it. With personal
prejudices there is no contending ; and had those
writers contented themselves with showing that,
riht or wrong, personal prejudices did run so high
against the Minister of Finance, as to warp the
judgment and impair the confidence of the com
munity, we could have subscribed to the assert if n
to some extent, and joined them in representing to
11 is Majesty the King that, although the Ministers
are- his servants, primarily, und removable at
his pleasure, yet, inasmuch as in constitutional
countries they are responsible to the law of public
opinion as well as the law of the land, and by
that very responsibility constitute and secure the
inviolability and sacred ness of his own person,
therefore constitutional monarch s are bound in
return to make use only of such servants who,
while acceptable to themselves, shall not have in
curred personal objections or prejudices, whether
such prejudices be only temporary or permanent.
But the Advertiser's political coterie disclaims
" personal prejudices," and advocates the Minister
of Finance's removal on facts and data which are
either contrary to truth or referable to another
period and to other men. Those writers say:
lie found the Treasury in 1853 in funds and in a
prosperous condition ; we swe it now empty and em
barrased ; he found it free of debt ; we see it now
burdened with a heavy load : he found our revenue
rora imDosts larze ana increasing : we see it now an.
nuaiiv aecreasinir ana so reduced, tnat it is a serious
question whether the whole revenue system and custom-houses
cannot be dispensed with ; he found our
foreign commerce flourishing ; we see it dwindled to a
moity of what it was : he found ut engaged in public
works throughout the group ; we now see all public
improvements suspended, with no prospect of immedi
ate renewal. In short, we are reduced to national
beggary and want Such is a true picture of the past
and present. A change becomes an imperious neces
sity, therefore, which the public voice will sustain with
The italics are our own.
But what does history and the records of the
country aay ! When a journalist attempts to
cover his personal dislike of the man under bo in
correct accusations against the Minister, his motives
become justly suspected, and the object in view,
being transparent to all, is defeated by the very
means employed to secure it.
Let us now hold the light of history to these
charges, and see how they shrink at the touch of
truth. It is said that " he found the Treasury in
lands in 1858, and in a prosperous condition ; we
now see it empty and embarrassed." Alas for
truth ! decency in accusation from those quarters
we do not expect. All the funds which Mr. Gregg
found in tbe Treasury on the 31st of March, 1858,
amounted to the gross sum of $349 24, (Three
hundred and forty-nine Dollars and twenty-four
Cents ! ) but he found also a public debt of
$50,000, and he found himself also bound to
carry out an item of public improvement which he
had had no hand in devising, and to carry on
which the Legislature of 1855 had ordered the
Minister of Finance to borrow money. If the
Treasury is now " burdened and embarrassed" it
is in virtue of a policy which his predecessors in
the Government bad initiated, and of which he
now is made the scape-goat.
But if the Treasury is burdened and tempora
rily embarrassed, why do not these severe critics
and candid historians give the Government some
credit and make some set-off to that embarrass
ment with that splendid piece of improved prop
erty which the Government reclaimed from the
water aod devoted to the accommodation and
facilities of commercel Oh. no ! lUere is a
fairness in every dealing which makes life pleasant
and business light, but the promptings of that
fair spirit never move the breasts of the Minister's
opponents, or else they choke them down with
It is said that he found our revenue from foreign
imposts large and increasing in 1858, and that
now it is annually decreasing. What says the re
Foreign imposts from January 1st, IS56, to March 31, 1658. two
years and three months, - -.$231,201 23
Foreign imposts from 1st April, 1858, to do. 18ti0,. 213,209 OS
. 1800, " 18ol, e7,T-.'7 7S
" " 9 months ending Dec. 81, 7$ 919 96
This makes a yearly average revenue for the
two years preceding Mr. Gregg's administration of
102,7.10 about, and a yearly average revenue un
der his administration of $101,290 a diminution
of $1,460 a year ! And that, not taking into con
sideration that during the four years preceding
Mr. Gregg $217,053 73 worth of goods were im
ported free of duty, while during the four years
under Mr. Gregg not less than $372,279 worth of
goods were imported duty free. Is it not clear
then that commerce and industry have been bene
fitted more than the small amount wl.ch the Reve
nue has received less f
But if these veracious writers of history blame
the Minister for the small decrease in the revenue
from foreign imposts, why do they not give him
credit also for the large increase in the internal
taxes and their better collection, averaging instead
of $32,500 a year, during his predecessor's time,
about $00,000 a year, during his own incumbency ?
It is said that " he found our foreign commerce
flourishing," and that now it is 41 dwindled to a
moiety of what it was.' Let us see how much
damage is done, and how the Minister is to blame
Let us take the four years preceding and suc
ceeding Mr. Gregg's advent to the Ministry.
We find then, that while the average number of
merchantmen is insignificantly less during the lat
ter period, their average tonnage is considerably
greater. We find that the exportation of domestic
produce as cargoes has more than doubled during
the latter period. We find that while the average
importation of duty paying goods has diminished
about $240,103 per year, the average annual im
portation of free goods has increased by $38,655.
But no man will contradict that the diminution of
the importation of duty paying goods: is in the
greatest measure owin,"j to the reduced whaling
fleet, and we have not yet heard anybody but the
Advertiser and its clique accuse the Hawaiian
Government of the decline of the North Pacific
whalefishery. The following comparative table
will explain what we have above 6aid :
prd. M cargo.
42,635 $121,254 7i'$l,253,2f9 I l;855.99.s. 69
i7,;otj 9i j
891,3 5 I
Av'ge p.yrj 112! 3,S45;$1SI,377 2ti,$l,ti71,459 I'j!$54,429 S5
100 41.S89 $306,716 u
$ 798.911 SI
3 t!,v96,l9jS93 0fi9 73
The writers f r the Advertiser know well that the
change in the Hawaiian tariff originated in the policy
and influence of Judge Lee, whom they idolize, and
that its first conception vas differential duty, running
up as high as SO per cent, on some articles ; and they
are not ignorant of the well-known fact that it is owing
to the present Minister of Finance, acting in accord
with the principal business men of this place, that the
10 per cent, ad valorem plan was adopted in place of
an intricate and would-have-been onerous differential
duty. If there are no personal prejudices" against
the Minister, why not give him credit where credit is
due; why not tell the whole truth while these writers
are bearing witness against him ?
It is said that " he found us engaged in public works
throughout the group ; and we now see all our public
improvements suspended," &c It is perfectly correct
that he found the country engaged upon public works,
the chief one of which was bequeathed by his predeces
sors in the Administration, urged upon him by the
public clamor, and sanctioned by the Legislature, who,
instead of providing money from the surplus revenue
of the country, had ordered it to be done with bor
rowed capital, and on the credit of the Government.
There are discretionary limits, however, in all such en
terprises, which no prudent man will overstep, and the
only question that can attach to the Minister is,
whether he should not have taken the responsibility of
suspending the works long ago, even at the risk of
incurring public odium for not doing what he is now
blamed for having done, always supposiug that the
control of this matter had been within his Department,
or that his voice had been omnipotent in the Council.
Why do not these writers come out and say openly
and furly that they have personal prejudices against
the Minister ; that those prejudices were entertained
before his appointment; that they led them to scheme
and intrigue, at home and abroad, how to traverse that
appointment before it was made, to misrepresent his
acts and distort his motives since it was made?
While we have not the most distant idea that, or
when, Ilia Majesty will change his Ministers, we can
fully conceive the propriety on their part, if defeated in
the Legislature, of sparing him the disagreeable neces
sity of removing them, by tendering their resignations.
That is the constitutional ordeal which they most abide
by ; that is the ' public voice " in constitutional coun
tries where the people do not choose to express their
opinion through pnblio petitions. We have never, un
der any constitutional regime, heard of a ministry be
ing changed because of an abusive article in a newspa
per, especially when it misrepresents both the facts in
the ease and the motives of its abuse. But whenever a
journal, in a fair and candid manner, ' points out the
political shortcomings of a Minister, and how bis meas
ures work to the injury of the country and discredit of
its Sovereign, we believe that our King, who is ever
seeking to advance the welfare of his people," will not
be slow to avail himself of the information thus respect
fully con f eyed.
Try again, gentlemen of the Advertiser ; get up some
better plea than distorted facts, and show yourselves
capable of more delicacy than to compromise respecta
ble names by your nomination to an office not yet va
cant. We know you to be unscrupulous politicians,
but we would fain believe you to be gentlemen for all
that. Try again then ; do no violence to your own
consciences, nor try to pull the wool over the eyes of
the public ; point out the measures for which the Min
ister of Finance is properly responsible and which have
tended to injure the country and paralyze its industry ;
leave declamation and rant to school boys or very young
newspaper writers, who are apt to mistake noise for
vigor and think a bold charge better than a labored
We have before noticed that merchants and specula
tors in New Zealand and Australia were actively push
ing their searches after guano islands over the Pacific
Equatorial Belt. In the Southern Cross (N. Z.i of
October 16th, we read :
' The fine clipper schooner Coral Queen, Cnptaiu
ILirdcas'-le, arrived here on Wednesday morning last,
anch ring inside the North Head at 3 A. M. On Sat
urday, July 20, at midnight, sighted a large ship, sup
posed to be a whuler, standing to the eastward. Lett
Karatonga on the 7th August, after taking in supplies,
and sixteen of the natives to assist in gathering the
guano from the island for which she was bound. On
Saturday, August 16th, made tbe island, which Cap
tain Hardcastle named after his beautiful craft, the.
Coral Queeu Island." It is not laid dowu in any
chart, but its position is 557 south latitude, and 1561
west longitude. Ihe Coral Queen Island" is about
forty miles south of Slarback's Island, as noted in the
charts. After remaining on the island and githering
about fifty tons of the guano, Captain Hardc istle sailed
thence on the 17th September, making the run home
in twenty-two days. The winds were easterly up to
within 500 mih s of the hnd, when they became light
and variable. Latterly north-easters earried the ves
sel into harbor. On the 23d September, on the home
ward track, the island known as Beveridge Shoal was
sighted ; and on the 2d October, Suuday Island. The
weatht r was very fine at the Coral Queen Island.'
This guano island is about five, miles long, and a mile
and a half broad. The only sign of vegetation on it is
a spare dwarf scrub. The deposits are extensive, and
from the large quantity of phosphate of lime the guano
contains, it is assumed to be ot a better quality than
the guano which the Americans procure from New
Nantucket, or Baker Island, and McKean's and Phoe
nix Islands, in the North Pacific The samples of this
guano we have seen show, iu some cases, the presence
of ammonia to a limited extent ; but the finest, and
most suited to the soils of this province, are those which
contain between 70 and 80 per cent, of phosphate of
lime. This guano will be brought to the hammer by
Messrs. Cochrane Bros, to-morrow, (Saturday) aud we
trust that some practical agriculturist will test the effi
cacy of this guano as a top-dressing. We require some
cheap fertiliser, and if this guano be found to suit the
requirements of our poor soils, there is no question of
it being obtained in sufficient quantity and at low r.ites.
The wreck of the American whaling ship Hero, lot
twenty-five years ago, is atill strewn upou the bank of
the island. The hull has fallen almost to pieces, but
little, if any, timber is lost."
We learn from the agents of the Fhoenix Guano
Company, in Honolulu, that the island above referred
to is not a new island ' not laid down in any chart,"
but is identically the same as Starbuck's Island, Starve
Island or Hero Island, under all which names it is
known, and is comprised within the charter or protec
torate grant given by the United States Government to
said Company. The island was visited by the Com
pany's agent last fall, and its identity is proven here
by reference to the wreck of the whaleship Hero, which
was found by the Company when they first took pos
session of it. The Company have not yet taken any
guano from this island themselves, having found too
heavy a surf running whenever they visited it.
The New Zealand entrepreneurs may have committed
a trespass unwittingly, although a United Stat is flag
aod other emblems of previous possession must have
been seen by them ; but it is to be hoped that they will
not again help themselves to this island's guano with
out first calling upon the agent.
"The Paoor or the Pudding," etc. Old pro-
verb. From the San Francisco Bulletin of the 7th
December, we clip :
Native Newspapers is the Sandwich Islands.
Recent corn spondence of the Bullttin from Honolulu
Bays: A spirited movement among the natives in
auo her direction is worthy of note. This is the recent
establishment of two weekly newspapt rs of good size
in the Hawaiian language. One is the lloku o ka I'a
lipika, or Star of the Pacific; the other the Xnpepa
Kuokoa, or Independent Press. The former wan first
in the field and got many subscribers ; but the latter is
the one likely to run its competitor off the track. There
is hardly room for two, unless the weaker receives ex
traneous aid. It is understood that the K. C. Bishop
Maigret opens his purse for the lloku, whose editor is
a Catholic, and whose principal supporters belong to
the loose, auti-missionary nlass of natives. Ueixe the
missionary iufluence, which is dominant with the native
majority, is thrown in favor of the Kuokoa, which is
issued by Mr. Whitney, the active publisher of the Pa
cijic Commercial Advertiser.' "
We know not who the Bulletin's Honolulu cortespon
dent may be, but certainly he has a most irreverent
regard for truth. "The R. C. Bishop Maigret" does
not " open bis purse for the lloku, whose editor is not
a Catholic, and whose principal supporters" do not
" belong to the loose, anti-missionary class of natives."
We never doubted that the " Missionary influence is
thrown in favor of the Kuokoa," and the correspon
dent's testimony to that fact may be of use hereafter,
but it remains yet to be seen if that influence, in its po
litical bearing, is still " dominant with the native ma
jority." EJf Our contemporary informs the public that it has
reduced its advertising ratts about one third of what
they were before the 1st of January, and that they are
now far below what they ouht to be." We hardly
know whether to congratulate that journal on its pros
perity that can afford to sell its wares at prices " far
below what they ought to be," or condole with it in its
desperate situation that, lacking the custom which
naturally flows from social and political sympathy, as
well as commercial appreciation, is obliged to resort to
the dangerous and two-edged means of cutting under
and running down fair prices M far below what they
ought to be." Seeing that there are two of us journals
in Honolulu, to share the advertising patronage, our
neighbor's reduction of the rates is rather a blow at us
than a merit with tbe public. We shall know how to
parry the one, the public to appreciate tbe other.
" Softly go, speeds well," is an Eastern proverb.
GT A writer in the Hoku o lea Pakipika proposes
that the Legislature be convened in the month of Feb
ruary next, so that the Government may not have to
pay tbe salaries which are expected to be cut off or
curtailed by legislative concurrence, any longer than
is absolutely necessary. There is considerable sense in
that proposition. " A penny saved is twopence
earned," sayeth Poor Richard ; and we hope the Leg
islatute, whenever it does meet, will change back the
fiscal year to correspond with tbe calendar year. We
fail to appreciate tbe reasoning why Jit was altered.
Ebrata. Among the yearly statistics of the Port of
Honolulu, published in our number of the 4th inst,
occurs a missprint of barrels instead of pounds, in tbe
item of potatoes exported.
So far as returns have been received from the differ
ent election districts, for representatives to the next
Legislature, we notice the following results :
Honolulu, Messrs. G. Rhodes, J. I. Dowsett.P.Pomaikai,
and W. Webster.
Ewa, P. F. Manini
Waialua, - - - - - J. H. Kaakua
Koolauloa, - - - . - A. M. Kahalewai
Ktolaupoko, ----- G. Barenaba
Lahaina, Messrs. D. D. Baldwin, S. D. KahooUoo
Kanap Ji, . .... J. II. Moku
Wailuku, - - - - - W. H. Kaauwai
Makawao, ..... M. Kapihe,
liana, - - . - M. Kahananni
Molokai and Tanai, - R. H. Hitchcock, J. Alapai
A AW AIL
Haroakua, .... Mr. C. C. Harris
(The other districts not yet returned.)
Nawiliwili, - - - - . Mr. Widemann
(The other districts not yet heard from.)
At her residence at Kaaehelani, Beretania Street,
Honolulu, on Sunday morning, the 12th inst., after a
long illness, Mrs. Jane Lahilahi Kaeo, widow of the
late Hon. Joshua Kaeo, aged 19 years.
Mrs. Kaeo was the youngest daughter of His Excel
lency John Young, Sen., the Minister, Adviser and
friend of Kamehameht I., and of Kaowanaeba, de
scended from one of the most ancient Chief families in
Hawaii, consequently he was own Aunt to Her Majesty
Queen Emma. Mrs. Kaeo suffered for over eight
years from a stroke of paralysis, yet bore her lot with
exemplary fortitude and a contented, cheerful temper.
Her remains were deposit ed in the Koyal Cemetery on
Translated from the " Hoku o k Pakcpika."
As Asloiiishiux liars.
On the 16th of December, at Kaneohe, on the upper
siJe of Luloku, a native died by tbe name of Kupuni.
and his body was buried on the inside of the house.
He was buried on the 18th, and on the 19th his horse
came iu from the plains to the house where he was in
terred, and circled the house until he found the en
trance. Two women were sitting in the bouse plaiting
mats, when the horse peeped in and ente: -d- They
drove him away, and he weut around to another en
trance, a very small cje, and endeavored to get in;
there the women tried to drive him away, but he would
not go, and finally got inside. The women ran out
and called to a man The horse is digging where hig
master is buried !' The horse continued digging until
he reached the cross-pieces in the grave, and the
covering of mats was completely torn to pieces. A man
by the name of Keoho arrived at this time, made the
horse fast with a rope, took him outside and let bim
loose in the field.
This same day these two women went elsewhere to
sleep, and fateued securely the two doors with cords
and sticks. That very night the horse returned, broke
open the house, digged into the grave as he had done
before, then went out to a stream near by, and there
this grave-opening hor?e died. His body (the horse's)
was eaten. This has the appearance of being some
thing new. M. J. Kapiuem:i.
Kailua, Koolaupoko, January 2, 1862.
Mme. Biscaccianti gave a farewell concert last even
ing at the Hawaiian Theatre, before a well filled, select
and brilliant dress circle. Mme. B. fully sustained the
high character as a cantatrice which Kurope and Am
erica have so deservedly awarded her, and was repeat
edly and rapturously encored. The cavatina from
Linda di Chamounix," by Donizetti, was sung with
all the charm and vivacity of which Mme. B. is so emi
nently capable ; and her " Kathleen Mavorneen" was
admirable for its sweetnem and expression. The piano
performances by Mr. Evans were executed with
masterly precision and feeling.
With the New Year we notice also new combinations
of business men and enterprises. First There is
Aldrich, Walker & Co." than whom no house in
Honolulu stands higher in every qualification of a suc
cessful merchant. Their long experience in the isl md
trade and the commission business cannot fail to secure
for them a fair share of custom. Next There is S. II.
Dowsett. who has started as a lumber merchant, and
taken the yard on the corner of Queen and Fort streets.
Mr. D. is too intimately known to all who live iu Hono
lulu not to obtain that patronage which he deserves
ami we sincerelv wish him.
25?" From the London Ohsercer of 20th October Ut,
we clip the following :
" The Bi9hophic or Honolulu. The Archbishop
of Canterbury having consented to consecrate a Lishop
for th superintendence of a Church of Kngland mis
sion in the dominions of the King of the Sandwich
Islands, the council of the Society for the Propagation
of the Gospel in Foreign P.irts have granted a sum of
X300 per annum towards the object, to be nppliwd to
the maintenance of three clergymen, who will be re
quired to minister specially to the British subjects in
the Islands, and to British sailors frequenting the
We learn from private sources that the Bishop and
his family will take passage for the Islands around
Cape Horn, and may be expected during next spring.
" Rice llnrvent.
The first rice harvest, on a large scale, commejiced
last week on the fields planted by Dr. Ford at Moana
lua. It is of excellent quality and the yield is enor
mous. As the fields were sown successively, the har
vesting will be protracted proportionally. We under
stand that the new rice mill, attached to the steam flour
mill in Honolulu, will be ready to receive the new rice
in two or three weeks.
The meaner information contained in our intelligence
from that quarter, by the Early Bird, does not enable
as to pe k positively about the new gold fields, except
what inference may be drawn from the number of
vess- Is advertised in Sydney as on the berth for the
Gold Fields of Duneddi, via Otago, N. Z.
The "Advertiser" says in its last week's issue, (re
ferring to the long passage of the " Speedwell") about
five years ago, the bark Frances Palmer," under
command of Capt. Paty, made a similar passage of 29
days, &c. Capt. Paty was not master of the " Fran
ces Palmer" at that time.
Ours are due and gratefully tendered to Messrs. C.
W. Brooks & Co., McRuer & Merrill, J. W. Sullivan,
of San Francisco; A. J. Cartwright, of Wells, Fargo
& Co.'a Express, and E. Ragsdale, Purser of the Packet
bark Speedwell, for late files of foreign journals.
EF" We call the attention of our readers to the eon
tents of tbe " Custom-House Statistics" for 1861. pre
pared by the Collector-General, and published in to
day's paper. They contain food for cogitation and a
7 We understand that Mr. G. T. Evans, the
pianist, will remain in Honolulu to give lessons on the
pi mo if a sufficient number of pupils can be obtained.
fy On the fourth page, see Foreign News ; on the
first page, Decision of the Sapreme Court
CUSTOM HOUSE STATISTICS FOR 18Gt
Prepared by W. Ooodale, Collector General of Customs.
VALCI OF GOODS PATOG DCTT IMPORTED FROM
TTnlted Statei. Pacific side. .. $010 5S 44
" Atlantic side, -
Great Hritalo,... .--
aostralia, . -
Islands of the Pacific,
Russian America, -
Caatoaa House Receipts.
Impost duties Goods..
ViLca of Goods akb Sriajra Bosdkd, raoit
United States, PaciBc side, $,I69 S8
" Atlantic ide,.... 31.i0 53
lUmbure - WW
YrcouTcr' Island, . ..
Islands of the Pacific,. - -
13. I OS 10
IHopital Fund Passengers, .
f 4&3.5-13 77 Marine Hospital Fund f eaiaen.
Reiristry,... - - -
Fines aud Forfeitures,... -.
1 18753 97
YiL-t IMFOBTKD FU OS DtTTT, BT
8,3 1 1 OO
7 -'8 00
Agriculturists Dd machinery, ..........
Smy Department United States...
lock, . -.... .
Hawaiian Sieatn Navigation Co., ..
His Majesty's i hamberlain. -
I'ulynesiali, - ......-...... - ..
Ghm1s, old and in use,... -.
Diplomatic Agents, ...........
Sundries, uuder free Lut, .
Imports at Lahaina,....
- Hilo, ..
" Koloa. ..
i ja m 39
Value of Foreign Goods exported,
u 4 furnished as su
Total value of Imports,...
Domestic Esoorta irons Honolnla. 1861.
Sugar, lbs 2,50-2,493
Molasses and lyrup,
Pula, lbs. .. 530.835
Hides (7.41) lbs 2 7St
Coffee, lbs 45.36
Goat skins, pes. 81,94 '
Horns, pes .
Whale oil, galls
. I Sperm oil, galls
54 , W halehone, lbs
t Arrowroot, lbs
l&i'Sheep skins, pes ...
0,2tU: Beche de mer, lbs
8,9HulSoap, bxs, 49, lbs .
Salt, tons .... 7t3
Tallow (bbls 606) Ss. 166 4-H)
Wool, fts 119.5'7;
Poi, bbls 4tW
Beef, bbls 203
Sweet potatoes, bbls 415
Sharks' Fins, Hay, Fruit, Curiosities, unspecified Merchandise, fcc, c.
Value of Domestic produce produce or the whale fishery at Custom House rates. Whale oil 30c $) gall,
oil 90c $i galL, Bone 40c lb
Furnished as supplies to 77 Whalers, $5i0 each, .. . jr. -
" " to 66 Merchant vessels, 2O0 each, - . -
' to National vessels ..... - -.
All other ports, all Vessels, Cargoes and Supplies, est. at ...... . . -
Total value Exports and Supplies .
Xalionnl Vrsoels 1 llonolnln. 1 801.
In port Jan. 1,-.
" Feb. 10,....
" .May 30,....
June H, ...
" Sept. 5,....
" Nov. 29,.
Class. Name. 1 Commander.
British, War steamer, ' Alert, W. A. R. Pearce,
American, War steamer,! Wyoming,! J. K. Mitchell,.
r rench, i Brig, : Kailleur,. i Oupont
American. Frigate, Lancaster, J. B. Montgomery,
British,. Sloop, I Mutine, . W. Graham,
French, Corvette, .. .alathe, jLuciuiere,..
Russian,... Iteamer Morge,..! A. Crown.
Guns; From. I Sailed. tor.
IS E-ouimault, January 2S!Tahiti,
6 Panama. : February 2s, San I'rancaa
2 Tahiti,... 'June an Frabcoi
23 lltlo, June 1? Panama,
17 Panama, iAngust 6,..; Victona,
24 Tahiti, .. . Sept. 25, San Frincjn
6 Callan, ...i In port January I, l"i
Merchant VeweU at Ihe Ports of tbe Hawaiian Islands. 1861.
HO.NOLLLL'. ! j
NATIONALITY. 1s7.de. Pc-rsius. "ilq. IUwan Kasl-tKKPA.j Kotoa. ToTiU.
3 No. Tons. No.. Ton. .No. ; Tons. No. Tns. No. i'ous- No Tons. No. Tods. i No. Turn
American .7. 4ol lij f6; 24 23,911 1 431 I ls7 Z . Zt 66, r.f.
Hawaiian, If 1,9T9 - - . . 16l bl
Russian,....- .......... 2 l,496i . ....... . . - . .i 2! l.t
British 3 oe)2i . . . 3 vt
Danisii, ...... ........ .. 1 &50; . . ... ... . . . 1; V
Peruvian, , 2 1.34 ij . . . ... . 2! 1.5a
Hanoverian,... ... ... 2 270; . t f.i
Bolabota, 1 60 . . . . . I a
l iu, . . l :i
Total" . 6Hl3l.403i 24 -23.911 1 45I1 I 1971 .. i i 91
Whaling Vessels al the Ports of tbe Hawaiian
! HONOLCLU. a
Naiiosalitt. ci 2 ;
5 " J
15SIDC. OUTSIDE. 5 d "3 2
"3 " 3 O
American 60 83 24 23 19 4 9 170
Hawaiian 9 .... 9
French 2 ... 1 3
Oldenburg 4 . ... 4
Bremen. 1 . . ... ... J
Russian-. 1 ... . ... J
77 I S3-1 241 24 19 4 I9n
Transhipments of Oil and Bone.
Honolulu, bound to United States 12,010
Honolulu, bound to United States.- 7,754
" Bremen b71
" " Sydney .
Total Fall shipments 8,425
Tear's shipments 20,435
The figures in this table shov the whole number of entries at the different ports, many of tbe vessels having called at u
than one port during the same season.
The actual number of diflerent vessels touching at the islands during the Spring Season was 57, of which 51 were Americas.
Hawaiian, I French, and 1 Oldenburg.
The corresponding number in the Fall Season was 72. of which 60 were American, 5 Hawaiian, 2 French, 3 Oldenburg. 1 1
sian anti 1 Bremen.
Spirits taken ont or Bond for Consumption 1861.
j f ' j i
Rm. Gi.t. Bba.vdt. Whisit. Alcohol. Port. Srisrt Madura. C.C.Ac, iprsott
HONOLULU. GatU.. Quits. UalU. OaiU. Gall. OalU. Gall. (lull. tiatU. vm.
First Quarter 23 59o 63i 496 "ZL7. ZZ '
fecond do 7 4r6. 783 5Mj 21 65 5i
Ti.ird do ; ;.. 41 .Vi 54.SI 2 191 5 10- j
Fourth do . 6 97 ,t7 Wi 50 50 231 29;
TotaL : I59 i7&!6 39S7 2,31 5 262 5i 391 34 " -
First Quarter S1 87 15
Second do .. 5. 28 51 . .
Tnird do . .... .. 5 j
Fourth do 5 43; 67 114 7
Total 6 61 I3J li ZZ 7, -
Yr' total ir.4 3.1 19 2 41" 2Wt .15 :9-l ... . 34 J-
TAB IS tAncingth Dirtet Trade of Honolulu, t. ., veels 'TABLE funcing the Carrying Trad, i. ., veU ,om
rum and to lloiixt l'ot t. to other tint Home Porta.
26 10 XAi $4--,652 51
3 6ttt 47,755 09
2 6rt. 8,462 00
$545,904 SO Hawaiian,
38,5 50 Danish,
14.37- 0 7
Not including cargoes taken by Whalers, nor small amounts, say less than $3000 landed from clipper ships en route for Oi
or the Guano Islands.
Cargoes invoiced at over $3,000.
Rass t'o Nicolai I.,
17, Araeri'n Comet,
21, " iTankee,
21. " Com-t,
5, Haw'an j.Marilda,
15, Ameri'n 'Oriental,
1S, British j.Marceila,
Sr-'J Ameri'n i Yankee,
4,1 " 'Constitution
27tl Danish Rapid,
C,! Ameri'n, Comet,
11. Haw'an JMarilda,
1,1 Ameri'n: Yankee,
19,1 " lOomot.
F anning's Island
Sept. 2 Ameri'c Yankee,
October 11 Haw'an j Marilda.
I.! Amen o;Se itch,
28, " Comet,
" li.iAroeri 01 Yankee.
' " ) " Sheet Anchor,
13, Rum Co'Zarttaa,
20, British jTriomas Daniels,
Dee. 2,: Ameri'n Raduga,
4, :tll '
4 9' :'
c in: i
For tbe Port of llonolnln. Foartb Quarter of,
tbe I ear 1 U 1 Con tinned.
Passengers 1th Quarter, 1881.
To Honolulu. From Honolulu.
From Sao Francisco . -.-.53 To d-, ,, , , ff
IMPORTS AT HONOLULU.
Fanning's Island 7
u Victoria and Puget Sound.. 9
" Baker's Island 0
" Hongkong ,,., ., 0
" Hanover - 3
, Melbourne , 0
, J arris Island .. ... JjO
Liverpool .. . 1
Tahiti - 3
New Bedford 0
" Bremen . 0
" Sea 19
Arrived 3d quarter,
" 1st "
Total arrivals W
" " 1300 ..
.233 Departed 3d quarter 110
.145 2d 156
111 u 1st " 234
.636 Total departures 13n..
.685 " lfctiO.
From San Fracico per Speedwell, Jan 13 John Landy,
Root Mitchell, John Endean, Joseph Baucher, D R Vida, K O
Hall, Miss Kittie Hall, Miss Carrie A Hall, Lizais Allen, Mrs G
P Judd, Miss A Judd, Mrs M Elliott, Miss 6 Elliott, A M Foster,
wife and 3 ehiMren, A Phillips and wife, D Irish, and Kamae,
Laepina and son. Hawaiians 24.
From Sydney per Early Bird, Jan IS Mrs James Moore.
For San Froncucoter Early Bird, Jan 14 Mr H C HU1
man. For Krw Bedford ftt Kadngs, Jaa 17. Miss Martha Cooke,
Miss E Q Pratt 8.
From Victoria xsm Teesalet per Constitution, Jan
Annie., bxs. 4 : floor, bars. 72 : lime. bbls. 10 : lumber, roof
ft, leJo; do flooring do, 32,522; do white pine do. S0.l:.'
do pickets, nnmber I0,00; do shaved shingles, 123,7 00 ;
obis, 3; salmon, bbls, lit ; do kegs, 20.
From Sas Frasclsco per Speedwell, Jaa 13.
7 pkgs agricultural implements. 19 bbls ale, 16 es '?
apples, 5 cs bitters, 9 cs boots aod shoes. 20 tins bred.
bread, 1 carriage, 1 cs dry goods, 30 cs oysters, 8 b clx
es elothine. 20 eoila eordare. 2 bairs enrkm. 9 il-miinhr?. -
domestics, 26 cs dry goods, 4 bales do, 5 bxs drugs. 1 lr4 d-'
cs fancy goods, 100 br sks flour, 200 qr sks do. I pkg cit""
hU .nrr.nl, 1 m.inm 111 kfl... ) n- b.- .1,. S tlf
gin, 2 eases plate glass, 21 es asst groceries, 1 cs handle.
hardware, 3 eks do. It pkgs do. 1 ci hoes, 2 kegs ink, I ir011
I bi.dl iron, t0 pes iron pipe, 29 bndls do, 4 reels lead pipe-"
matches, 22 cs merchandise, 8 bales do. 9 es 0.lne!
60 kegs nails, 4 bbls nuts, 2 sks do, cs olive oil, 1 hx "P'cf
uoa pans, z psgs paper, I cs personal enects, I cs prim" -
rials. IIMI m.t. rirw -a ...t.4l-rv in krt l.r. t r tX
petre. 2 es sardines dot shovels, 3 cs castile soap, 5 l" ""
tea, 6 bis tobacco, 2t nsU trunks, 2 eks claret wine.Sjar-1"1
wine, I cs yeast powders. Value, 14,296 34.
At Waterville. New Tork, m the 11th Oct, 1S61, Mrs.
H. Hot, aged 40 years and 9 months.
Mrs. H. was the wife of ths Rev. T. Dwight Hunt, formed
the Mission to the Sandwich Islands, and subsequently
Francisco. California. Her death will be lamented by sil
have ever k nown her. , lM
At the U. 8. Hospital, Honolulu. Jan. II, of ossification
aorta, Latham. C. Rtdeb, mate of the ship Thomas 'trZ
He was a native of Ithaca. X. T., where his father now re"
but his family lives in Cleavetand, Ohio. J
In Honolulu, Jan. 12, of aneurism or the heart, Jo Lrs-
Baltimore, lata 2d officer of bark John P. West.