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, THURSDAY, APRIL 2 1S57..
TffE past treek has been a quiet one in trade; with the de
parture of the Spring fleet of irhalers, business has gradually
fallen Off and will shortly relapse into our usual summer's dull
ness. Some few articles required for native trade are inquired
for. There is but one whaler now in port, and but two foreign
merchantmen, an unusually small nunfter for Honolulu, . at any
season of the year. -
The British. bark Oambia has been unable to raise on bottomry
the amount required for necessary repairs and she is advertised
for sale at auction on Friday.
The Hawaiian brig Advance sailed on Tuesday for the Colum
bia river with a cargo of island produce and a number of pas
sengers. The next news from San Francisco and the. East will doubtless
be very Interesting in a commercial point of view, and the arri
val of the "rant eels eagerly looked for. " ' . . -
SUGAR The Excel, from Kauai, brought to hand a quantity
of this article, but it is held at a price which precludes, its being
taken op for export.' . The retailers generally have small- stocks
but will hardly replenish at present at the prices demanded...
"RICE Sales of two tons China No. 1 at 9c stock of China
on hand is about 2 or 3 tons,' which is held at 10c ; no itfanila
iu the market. " ; - '
SHINGLES Sales of 130 JUT at $5 12 (a) $5 37.
FLOUR Sales of about 200 qr. sacks California at $1S pel:
Lbl 5 a large- supply is expected per Yankee. .
TEAS There is a speculative movement in this article caused
by the late advices from China. The few lota in first hands,
consisting mostly of inferior grades, were sold at about SOc per
lb. for black anil 20c for green. But very little of better quali
ties in. market. -
- COFFEE No change ; but little coming forward to market
CORN Small lots of the new crop have been received, and
command SOc quick. ,
A few auction pales of real estate have been held, but prices
have been considered unsatisfactory. ,
NEW BEDFORD OIL MARKET, FEB. 9.
SPEU3I The market for sperm oil continues active, with an
-.advance in prices since our last. There is also a demand for
export, and purchases have been' made on foreign orders! The
transactions since our last, include sales of 1S0O bbls. In parcels
at 120 cents per gallon, 500 bbls. at 131 eents, and 200 bbls. at
132 cenU per gallon.. Also, 700 bbls. upon private terms, and
700 do price not transpired, but understood at 131 cents to 132
cents per gallon. . . " , , '
'"WHALE Remains without change '
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LATEST DATES, received at tbi Office.
- Fro KolOa per Excel, April 1911 bbls 230 hf bbls and 760
mats sugar, 100 bbls niolassc-s, 6 hides- ; -J ' -J
For Laiu'ina Per Kamoi, April 2057 pkgs mdse, 4000 ft
lumKr, 1 pkue specie, 1 horse, 20 deck passengers.
" For Kawaihab, (via Luhaina and Kalepolepo) Per Maria,
April 147,200 ft lumber, 34 Iwixesy 2500 lbs bread, 1 box ink,
4 coils Manila rope, 5 tons measurement - goods, 10 horses, 6
cs sxia water, 15 empty barrels, 3 try pots, '20 bxa soap,- $3j000
specie, " .
From Kawaihak, (via nomiaula, Kalepolepo and Lahaina)
Per Maria April 2133" sheep, 2 csks flouf, 2 csks tallow,' 8
bgs beans. 1 bx ,exs, 5 kgs butter, 131 bbls Irish potatoes, 18
bbls bun pback oil. 40 bbls 1 salt beef, 1 bbl salt pork, 5 kegs
tongues, 10 cords tirewoo!. 20 bullock hrdea. . - - V -
. Somd five or six yeara ago, onapa;?sase from Hono
lulu to Lahaina in the schooner Mary. Ann, (after
wards capsized in the Kauai channel) the natire cap. flowing from the Y. yAw, a recently establishca
San Francisco -v - - Mar 20 1 Paris - - - - Jan 28 '
Panama, N. G. - - -Jar. 1 l&ngkong- - - - Jan " 5
New York - - - - Feb. iO Sydney, N. S. W.. - Dec. 15
London - - - '-.Feb.. 1 Tahiti - - - - Mar 24
For Sai Fraxcisco.
For IiAiTArsA, per
Sitip Iail. A .
No opportunity before the' sailing of the
- For Sax Fraxcisco per General Morgan 3essrs Benj F
Honian, Horzen Qoburu, Wm 31 . Eldridgo, Henry F lwellt
--- For'PoKTLASD, Oregox per Advance Aessrs L Franconi,
laly and 2 children, J P Hughes Ohlson, Winter .ahd lady,
Heludwich, Ilhdge, Ars' Burns and son. - -
For Kauai per Excel J S A' an Ingen, Geo W Pfluger, Jlr
Jones. - . - - -' - . -. -. . ....
For Christmas rsXAKA-per Joha Dunlap Samuel. Dowsett,
Capt Dudoit. .' -1 , .
From Ivawaihae Per Maria Mr May, Air Buckley, 2
whi e prisoners, 25 native prisoners, 32 native passengers.'
From Kacai Per ExecfMiss Cliamberlain, Mrs Dr Smith,
n. A. Widemanu.- ' . . - - . v :
.For Kawajuae Per Marim April 12 Mrs. Law, Miss Eliza
Law, Master Law,- Mrs' Bartlett and child, Mr Rivet, Mr Duncan,
l)r Hutchinson, Mr Cook, Mr Jordan, and 6 Mormon elders,
from Lahaina to Kawaihae. 25 natives.
From Lahaina Per Kamoi Judge E. P. Bond, John F. Col--bum,
Mr. Duncan. . . "
Died, at Waialua, Oahuon the morning of the 16th insf.,
Lota KroKOAr who, .with' two or three exceptions, is the tddest
of the Hawaiian church members. He has been a man of
prayer and good works; and, although liable-to errors and
indiscretions, it has been obvious for twenty-nine years or more
that he has tml to follow the Dibit; as his guide,- and to recom
mend it to others. ILehas been a man of strong- mind,-eloquent
ami influential, unusually well versed in the Scriptures,
and much more liberal in the use of his limited means for the
support of the gospel and, its spread in the earth,' than some
professors possessing ten times his means. In times of awaken
ing, he" has- always been found an efficient helper, and has
traveled thousands, of miles, in former days, in company with
his pastor, to aid him in his labors. In his death, the chiefs
have lost one of their tried and efficient helpers. Few of his
. like remain, to prop up ancient usages and sacrifice his own
ease and interest to-that of his superiors in station.
The- cause of Lis death was inflammation of the bowels,
which was. occasioned by swallowing one bone of the vertebra
of a small fish, with a portion of the opposite ribs attached to
it- After jiearly a week of excruciating pain in his right side,
which, fur a tiine,was supposed to be inflammation of the liver,
this bone passed from-hira, sharp, thorny and dark colored.
It was probably firmly attached to the entrance of the duode
num, where it remained, in spite of every effort to remove it,
till suppuration or mortilication removed it, about eleven hours
lefore his death. Com mi'nicatkd.
pout or XiivnAzuii, ivr-flLXJi.
For Kataj, ier John Young, about Saturday
POUT OP HONOLULU, EE. I.
April It) Haw sch ilanuokawai, fm Kohala.
16 Am Wh sli Gay Head lay off and sailed again. -18
Frwh sh"il, drandsaigne, last fiu Tahiti, 1G0 eperm.
- 18 Haw sch Excel, 22 hours fin Koloa. . -
19-Am wh'sh Japan, Diman, fm sea, sailed again on the
20th for the North. . - "
lO--Sch Kamehameha, Gulick- from Kohala.
21 Maria, Molteno, trora Kawaihae tit Lahaina.
22 Am wh h Cincinnati, Williams, from Lahaina, lay off
and on, and sailed again for tlie North West.
April 16 Ilaw sch JVaouokawai, P:ity, ftr Bird Island,
lt dally, for Hilo, and Jhn 1oungvfor KuuaL
IT Am wh bk Dartmouth, Heath, fur Kodiack.
17 Ani-schr Gen. Morgan, Way, for San Francisco.
IS Am wh ship Triton 21, White, foe Kodiack.
20- Haw brig John Dunlap, Cook, f.r Christmas Island.
20 Sch Kamoi, Chad wick.. fr Lahaina.
20 Haw sclKAlexarhlcr, English, for Fanning' I?lanl.
21 Haw brig Advance Collius, tr Colum Wa lliver.
21 Haw sch Excel. Antonirt, fur Kauai.
'21 Haw sch Liholiho, Thurston, for Hilo via Laliaina.
21 Haw sch Favorite, Hobron, fur Kahnlui.
- 22 Am wh sh Navigator, Fislier, dvr North-TVest. ....c . .-.
Ontide, 23 Kamoi, Chadwick,from Lahaina, and whale ship
Cincinnati, bound off-. . " .
Telewrapit Hill," b'cltck A. M., Thursday, calm on the
water as far as the eye can reach. In sight, off Waialae, sch.
Kamehameha IV, and two other small craft. Distant about 20
'"miles from Diamond Head, a whaleship (Navigator) and a large
' fore-and-aft sch. with gaF-toisail set. Probably the Lihotiho,
' whieh sailed. Wednesday for Hilo, or the Mary from Kawaihae,
all the above ressels'hading east-. ' -" - . ' " -
A'ESSEL.8 IN PORT. APRIIi S3.
Am sch San Diego, Croften.
Br brig" Recovery, JUitchell.
British bark Gambia, iVlilue.
Haw sch Pfiel.-
Brig Agate, Homan.
tain and mate were 'driink for forty-eight hours after
leaving port, and, the vessel drifted at the' mercy of
the winds and foremost hands, and after four days
chanced to raich Lahaina. . There were-several for-j
eigners on board Tho vowed" never to take another
voyage between the islands on a vessel commanded by
. a native given to drinking. -But such ' instances are
too common to need repeating. - ; '
'The'correction of this evil lies with the publicit
is beyond the province of the government to correct
the abuse.. And the public can Only do it in one
way, by patronizing and supporting such vessels -as
are known to be commanded by steady and competent
men.. In one thing, perhaps, legislation would be of
benefit, and that is, that each ' vessel be required to
carry' ascertain amount of water and food for each
person c:i board- ' As itnow is, our-coasters rarely
go to sea with a supply of water for more than two
or three days. But even such an enactment would
be of very lkjtle service, unless officers were commis
sioned to see its provisions carried, out
April 11 Ship Gen Pike, liussel, of. New Bedford, 7 inoa out,
13 Bowditch, Martin, of Warren, 4 mos out, clean.
13 Cincinnati, Williams, of Stonington, J mos out,
13 Enterprise, P-rown, of Nantucket, 27 mos Out. 20Osp,
1900 wii, 15,000 bone.
15 Fr ship Nil, Grandsaigne, 8 mos from Havre, 160 sp.
. 17 Brig Leverett.Krwks, of aji Francisco, fm Honolulu.
18 Ship Addison, Lawrence, of Nw Bedford, mos 1
April 11 Ship Gen Pike,, "Russell, Kodiack.
' - 15 Champion, Coffin, Ochotsk. .
15 Gay Head, Lowen, North Pacific.
16 Bowditcli, Martin, cruise north.
17 Fr ship Nil, Grandsaigue, cruise north.'
18 Ship Enterprise, Brown. Kodiack.
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C. S. BARTOW, Esq.
- L. L. TOUBERT, Esq.
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- Dr. J. W. SMITH.
L. P. FISHER, Esq., Mer. Ex-.
- II. LINDSEY, Ed. Ship List.
Mahawno, E. Maui z
Kawaihae, Hawaii - -Kona,
Kotoa, Kauai . . -
San Francisco, Cal
New Bedford and U. S.
Commercial - Advertiser.
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Conntrrs iu Port.'
Brig Emma, Bent, repairing.
Sch K amehaineha, C ufick . v .
Maria, 3Iolteno, repairing. .
" J From an article on the progress and resources
of the United States, published in De Bow's Review,
we have condensed the following statistics, which showl
.that their progress, when compared with that of
European States, is not so unfavorable to. them, as
late writers have endeavored to make out. :
According to official returns, under the censu?, tle
United States has increased from .820,028 square
miles, in 1783, to 2,3,CC0, in 1854. The main
shore line of the Union is 12,009 miles. The dis
tance from New York to New Orleans, is equal to
tuat from Loudon to Rome, . The total length of shore
of navigable rivers is 40,005 miles.
If the whole territory of the" United States "were as
densely populated as the Southern States, it would
embrace 45 ,000,000 as New England, 1 23,000,000 ;
as the Middle States, 170,000,000; Great Britain,
GG0,(Q0,000; as Belgium, 1,150,000,000. If the
United States increase in the next hundred years as
fast as in the last sixty, the total population will be
447,150,070; if as fast as from 1840 to 1850, deduct
ing immigrants, 252,152,290. The most moderate
"ratio would give In 1900, 70,000,000, and irt 1950,
.125,000,000. The annual, increase of the United
States has been nearly three times as great as that of
Prussia, more than four times as much as Russia, six
times as much as Great Britain, nine times as much
as Austria, and en times as much as France. There
are 38,183 buildings used for religious worship in the
United States, having accommodations for over 14,
000,000, and of a total' value of 8S7,44G,331.
The Federal Government has granted over forty
.eight millions acres of land for school purposes and
over four millions for universities.. ' .
Maine has a larger proportion of scholars at school,
than any other state or country in the world. Den
mark exceeds the United States, and the United Stittes
exceed all other countries, even including the"slaves
Of the total population, there are at school in the
' United States one .to 'every . 5-0 whites and free col
ored; in Prussia, 1 to G'2; in Great Britain, 1 to 10;
in Franee, 1 to 105; in Russia, 1 to 50; in Portugal,"
1 to 81. In New England, only one person over
twenty years of age in every four hundred of the na
tive whites, is incapable of reading and writing. Of
newspapers, there were in 1850, 2,520 circulating
annually 'nearly 500,000,000 copies.
There were, in 1850, foreigners in the United Stat s:
JT It is gratifying to receive commendatory no-
-tinos from disinterested sources. AVe cut tne loi-
but well conducted sheet, and vicing in its general
appearance and low terms with the best papers pub
lished in that city : ' - - . - C .' 'h- -
FKOGRESs.--One of the handsomest p:tpers in ioint
t)f typography and general appearance that comes' to
this, office is the Pacific Commercial ' Advertiser,
printed: at Honolulu,. Sandwich Islands. It is also
ably and. welL conducted, and bears that internal ap
v pearance of prosperity so pleasing to see iu a news
' paper; It is published weekly by Henry M. Whitney,
at 0 per annum, and those in the United States who
desire to obtain reliable commercial -and other jiews
from that interesting but distant region, would do
well to take the Commercial. m This sheet gives us
the best evidence of civilization, and. progress of the.
people of this group of lands that we could possibly
have. J. ' V JVeics Feb. 7
The Agate Affair. : After a full examination last
week of witnesses hf the case'of Capt. Homan, charg
ed with having caused the death of a Hawaiian seaman
on board 4 he Agate from ' abusive treatment, the
U. S. Consul, Dr. Lathrop, decided. that the' evidence
produced was not sufficient, in his opinion, to bring a
conviction for the offence, in case the captain was
sent to California for trial. lie', was clearly blame
able' for the course 'pursued withr the seaman, though
it whs not evident that, his death .was owing wholly
to it. Unless the facts in the case are fully explained
to the natives through their paper, it is. likely that
the death-of this seaniau will have a tendency to
prejudice them against shipping on board of whalers.
They rarely get at the truth, of a story, and in such a
ease as this, a rumor in going about the islands,
receives among them every variety of coloring and
exaggeration. 1 . .'
Whalemen's Suirnxa List. Our Ship List on the
fourth page has been revised and reset. Over one
hundred' ships, homeward bound, have been taken
from the list, and about sixty new vessels inserted in
it. As it now apjears, it comprises 225 vessels, of
which 193 are right whalers and. 32 sperm whalers.
Those who are not .acq urunted with the detail of cJ.
lecting whalemen's, reports, may.be surprised to learn
that this lidt requires more labor in procuring correct
reports, revising and overseeing it, than all the rest!
of our piper. Yet such is the case. The list as now
published, will be found more full in its reports, than
we have ever had it. . . - .
United States. The
Road n;n ,
-.length passed both J louses, and has very 'iVi
come a law before this time. - It provM f 'V'
Tjcnuiiure.oi oiKj,n on a roaa trow v. x.
in Nebraska to the South Pass, thence wp t !t?
the Salt L.'ike-Valley to Honey take Valleitr v 5
Pass in the Siernv Nevada. The bill also
appropriation of $S0Oh"K) for abroad from r
to the Coloratlo, and $50,000 fjr a road fWr
AJexico to me ioioraao or vxiia.
Natives of Ireland,
" . " Scotland,
" . " Wales,
" " France,
" " lrusia,
Rest of Germany,
Holland, . -
Sweden, - .
Am t carried up, 2,015,544
Sch Maria report-on Saturday, a lare school of hunihacks
made their appearance off' Lahaina, but although" all three of the
ships sent their lioats, together with the native boats they could,
not succeed in taking any. On the same day (Saturday) the
Kalejiolcpo boati got fast to a humpback, but the iron drew ?
they ajrain pot (ast nnd the wliale run thetu over Irr Kalmr.lawo
the natives lieeanie hungry and iirjed and they cut, getting home
on Sunday noon.
fhip Addison, Lawrence," 145 days from. New Bedford, 50 sp,
rtt Lahaina, reports about 15th 3areh ship Golconda; Rowland,
Am si on board : bk Ohio. Baker, 700 sp, saw him take a large
whale beside sh Gen. Soott, Daggett, '330 sp on board ; sh Sea
Queen, llaushton, hailing 900 sp , heard of ship Java, with 100
bbls since Capt. Lawrence joined her, undetermined whether to
.go North or not.
Iu- pojt at Lahaina, March 207-Ship Cincinnati, Williams, for
north-west coast ; Addison, juawrence, ior ucnoisi.
-" .Tkssels At Tahiti, Society Islands.
. Reported for the Pacific Commercial Advertiser.
Tapteti, M arch 21 Fr sh Nil, Grandsaigne, ftn Bay of Islands,
' - - . 153 f perm. "
. . 23 Bre t-icr Kauai, llammen, from Bremen.
: Papeete, Jarc 24, 18571 " Kelly & Co.
v ; From tle Panama Star. - . . -
WHALERS AT TALCAHVASO, JAN. 23,-1S57,
. Ilobinson, ,
- Cleveland," -
Ships Corea, '
- 600 '
, ' WHALERS OjFr AKT ON AT PAITA, FEB. J6.
Amertcaui wb fh Gen. Pike, Ku?sell? 6 months, 150 sperm
t?hip Nautilus, Swatn, 500 sperm. -BarfCat&lpa,
Supw 80 sperm. : - -
Ship Robert Fope, lteynard, 150 eperm.
'. . -. - nr tomb ei. ' 1 '' ."
Bark, Mermaid, oil not stated, bound off ShprA. -
WW'!! Hxpeclrl from Forcian I'ortsw
Am bark Yankee. "Smith, due from San. Francisco about April
' 25th. . - . '
Bremen ship Post, Weigard, from San Franclco. , " -Am
bajk Metropolis, would leave Columbia River, March 20,
- . Br ship Minetta, was to leave London consigned to
R. Clouston, Agent of the lludson's Bay Co. ' . - .
Am ship John Jiarshall, was to leave New York for Honolulu
'" Bremenri? Kauai sailed from Bremen OcU 8, with cargo of
raerchandwe to HoUsctilaeger & "Stapenlwrst. Reported at
Tahiti, .March 14. '., .-,. ., r
Americaa Clipper brigantme Morning Stqr sailed from Boston
for Honololu about Dec 2, witi-' merchandise for the American
f Clipper lip KardebarDha IT, Garryi; to" sail from Liverpool
- APr 20, with mejenanoise to x. v.
. Tob Pobtlatd, Okegos per bng Advance 413 mata iiugar,
50 kegs sugar, 30 bbla 43 kegs molasses, 98 bgs salt, 1 ck oil,
- 63 mat 38 hid coffee, 5 casei 3. trunks household ff
wearing apparel, &c; 13 sks pulu, 6 bxs mdse, 1 bx tools, 1JW
, pea koa lumber, 1 tm-ning lathe frame and wheel, 2 cs toot &c,
C 1 trough, 1 frame bench, 1 bx tools, 4 trunk, 5 cs gui- .
For Sas Fbascisco rer Gea Morgan 100 bxs candles, 25o
. bbls syrup, 21 bgs fungus, 35 csks polar oil, 175. bgs coffee, 2o
kes brown sugar r 400 bgs brown sugar, 150 pumpkins.
For Christmas Island Per John Dunlap '20 bWs sweet
' rjotatoes, 2 drays and harness, 3 horses, 900 lbs biscuit, 40 bbls
poi, oSbales hay, 2 Land carts, wrecking tools,, tents &c, 8500
FoAKNiSG isLAXD-Per Alexander 3 kegs sugar, bbl
' "molasaes, 5 b? coffee, 2 tcs beef, 2 cs tobacco, V kgs paint, 5 cs
Scad 4 bss flour, 1 bbt salts, 1 keg gunpewd, 1 ate, cs
SHl md 4 W.te potatoes, 5 bgs salt.
. . ' ; .jriIURSDAY. APRIL -as.
"There appears tow to be very little doubt of the
loss of the Hilo - packet Kaniamalu. She was last
seen by. the schooner Jtfaria which'passetl her in the
early part of th3 night entering the Hawaii channel,
immediately after, which a squall or hurricane came
on from the south-west, during which it; is probable
that the vessel was capsized while all on boarcL were
asleep. Report says that the captain, who was wholly
inexperienced in navigation, spent all his freight
money at Cahaina for beer; a -considerable "quantity
of which he took on board, probably for ballast, as he vainfl- Vjnd has -been fr
wrote to MtV Ii that the vessel wanted ballast ! - If this. gome ys, from northeast
is so, ic is more uian prouaoic-that ne, anu pernaps
also the seamen,were under its influence, and incapa
ble of duty. We hear that there "are other of our
second rate schooners', under the command of native
captains, who consider Lahaina beer a necessity in
-order to cross the Hawaii channel comfortably," -
meeting of captains took place on .Thursday eve
ning last, to inquire into the. expediency of taking
steps for searching after the missing schooner. From
the statements presented to the meeting,, it was thought
not advisable to send out a vessel or urge, the govern
ment" to any action in the matter at this late day.
It is unfortunate that those-.having an interest in the
vessel did not earlier express their fears-for her safety,
for no doubt , Capt. Pichon, of the" French .'corvette
Eurydicc, would have willingly aided in the' search.
The Kamamalu was built or lengthened out here
about two years since, and cost 11,000. She- was
owned by II. "IX. H. the PrincesC Victoria, and was
under the charge of JohnTiN
It is not so much' to' the loss- of the vessel that we
wish here to allude astolhe consequent loss of life.
As near as can be ascertained, not far from eighty
persons were on board the Vessel at the time she is
supposed to have been lost . The kingdom,; with its-
fast decreasing populationcan illy afford to loseneven
the one-thousandth of its population by the incompe
tency or the master of a vessel. , The placing of.in-
competent or - inexperienced persons in charge of
coasters is a, frequent occurrence, and -more, easily
"commented on than corrected. . In many causes it is
done on the score of misconceived economy J the owner
of-the 'Vessel "be! tfg unwilling to employ a capable
person, because his services command more. True
economy should always search out and employ .the
. best, who, though they may command higher wages,
will give a proportionately increased sufety and value
to the vessel,
. Nq vessel should be placed under- the conihiand' of
a person, be he a native or foreigner, who allows him
self, while in charge of it, to be overcome by intoxi
cating drinks.. And yet it is well known that many
of our native coasters are taken from port to" port,
with the captain below, incapable of duty. Nor is
this? evllbf recent date. It has been of long standing,
perhaps as far hack as Our coasters date. It has had
an influence in checking the pleasure-voyaging",
foreigners "among the islands. There is not one-quarter
the travel here that there would" be were our
coasters more safe. AVith the natives it does 'not
maker so great a difference they are proverbially
Ara't bro't up,
Spain, , "
Portugal, . ;
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2STOTES OF THE WEEK.
Few of our oldest residents can remember a
spring when westerly winds prevailed so mucli as they
have this season. ' Last season the trades began about
March 5th, and blew with very little interruption till
October. . But during the past two months, the rre-
from west to north, though
to south. The whaleship
Japa n which sailed from this port on. the 8thj and
returned on the lUth, reports a fleet of twenty-five
whalers becalmed a little north of the islands, not
t put of sight of land; some of which, had been, there
two weeks. Our west winds usually cause more sick
ness among our. population than even the. south.
Owing to these calms and light west wirds, it is
doubtful whether we shall see the Yankee before the
25th to 28th. , She, will bring the Nk Y. mail of March
5th, and perhaps the first Message, of. President
DeatiI op Dr. Kaxe. This distinguished Arctic
voyager died at Havana, Feb. 10. Wherever his
works have been read or his .exploits- heard of, this
announcement will be received with regret. The news
was received at Panama by the English steamer, ami
is later than the New York advices.' The particulars
of his death, which werecrowtred out last week, will
be found in another" column. . . s
Court. The Circuit Court for Maui will be held at
Lahaina, commencing on the first Monday in May,
Judge Robertson will preside over it. '
Fast Day. Last Friday was observed as -a fast
day by the native and foreign churches of Honolulu.
It is rarely that such crowded assemblages have be"en
witnessed here as filled the different houses of worship
on that day.
The schooner Jtfaria,. which has
favorite under the command of Capt, Frank Molteno,
has been withdrawn from her route, and will be re
ceppered and thoroughly overhauled.
' " Z-r Fresh corn we notice is beginning to come in.
The samples we have seen are very fine. , Those who
are fond of corn mc.il will find" a good article at
Savidge & May's. No' meal lus been obtainable here
for several months, while corals equally sought for,
for horse feed. .
" EXCITING" XEYTS X
R E 31 A II K A Ii L, E STATE DOC U 31 E N T !
The following curious document was received yes
terday, and is supposed io have been brought from
Bird Island by a special bird-envoy, as the paper
smells guanoish. The original document is a singular
. looking speeimeii of hieroglyphics or crow-tracks en
tirely unintelligible to Hawaiiaiis, but resembling in a
degree some of our modern state papers. "By the aid of
a Tonga taboo vocabulary most of it has been decipher
ed. A part,-however, supposed to refer to the appear
ance off thatisland of .several vessels, it.ls Impossible
to make intelligible. AVe shall await with anxiety
tip: return of the recent naval expedition to that
quarter. 1 ' " 1 "
" Piueox Rock Roost,)
. " Bird Island,., 5,
"We, the inhabitants of .Bird Island, in Council As
sembled, having heard the Declaration of our Barba
rian Owyheean neighbors, to extend their Sovereignty
over.our beloved Roost, and believing that their pres-
Death of Dr. Kane. Particulars of ins lastt
kess. Great Process iox in Havana, etc.-T'
the kindness of George Clifford, Esq., we have V
permitted to extract thp following account oft,'
illness anu ueaiu oi ui: ivaue, irom a private
received by the last steaiaer. It will be ivme
the late liistern piipevs spoke of the de-ith . f".
' Arctie "Explorer as' being iuirmiienf-Thdfcrtl n. ':
as a foregone event,. The letter, ia .date!
Feb. 22, and came -to Aspinwall by t!ie sfo.
Grenada. - - . -'
The letter states that the Doctor died on th? K
February, at the hotel of" Mr. Alney in the c;v ,
Havana. Dr. Kane while on ,his. exiedition t i-north,-
had" contracted scurvey in 'cxniwquni,'
.which, his constitution, naturally" not very vig,r
was seriously impaired.- nn his, return, hisC
cians advised him to go to the West Indies, an J t"
his diet principally of oranges, as the niot
means of restoring his health. Accordingly it
ited the Island of 3t. Thomas, aud to, all apiieiri-
witn goou etrects, as ms neaitu-w;vs linprovins,
he became impresseil with the "belief that he slj.y'
not recover, and determined to return home, wil,C
as he said; to die oh his native soil,, or at least
neath the flag of his country. - - -
He therefore left St. Thomas, though stronglv j-.
suaded by the Governor and his medicil atteniiint":
remain, and embarking m the British steamer si;;.
to- Havana. The weather -bein r6ucrh, he sntf,.-l
fiiuch frOmsea-sickness on the passage, and in (,
iting, so stiained himself that he ruptured a b!..,
vessel. This, after-hid arrival at Havana, induce!,
fit of apoplexy, causing paralization of one Imlf,'
his lody. From the elFects of this he was slight;:
-recovering when the other half of the system waj
tacKea m use mannei-, anu a penoa put xo tm
istence. .Such is the br?ef history ""of liis list Ik.
as derived by the writer from the brother of the 'k
ceased, who, a well as his mother, and aw.
-brother was present at the time of his death, as wj!
also a man hnmed Morton, who had acoonip:mk-,i..
Kane on his expedition, and who hastened to hisV;
side from New York, on leaning his critical sitsv
tion. -,On the following d:y the Am. Consul caHcl,
meeting of the American citizens; both- resident a-..
transient, at- which resolutions of condolence w-.
adopted, and a committee appointed to embark t.
-remains and make arragemeuts 4or the funeral.
copy of these proceedings having been transmitte;
the Capt, General he signified-a desire to ad 1 t- ?i
-proc5ussion vainotis literary and corporate Klio
the cityof Havana.' On the inorning of the i"
Col. Wade having been .appointed marsh all, Cjrm-;
the procession, in the following orderr first, the W.
wrapped in the American -Flag, and laid in an ir
coflin, borne on the shouldei-s of his 'countiTn:
. next, his physicians, with Mr. Morton, then "a L
band, furnished by the Cnpt. General, then the A
Consul, followed by the Consuls of 'different nat::'
behind whom wras the great body f;American c'r
gens and citizens' in general, all brought up by t
funeral ear. --- " - - -
The procession -having been joined by various of
cial dignitaries state, municipal,literary, scientl
eti. marcheal through the different streets tf v
wharf, where the government barge, already tires-.-;
in mourning, received the coffin, and carried it, ;.
gether with numerous attendants, to the stnz-z
Catawba, waiting to receive them.
.The body had been embalmed with a" view to is
removal to New York.
- After it had been placed under the haft-he?, ti?
political and military Goverfior assembled those rrt
ent on the quarter deck, and ironouncpd an anpr
priate speech, which was replied to by the U.
CWjuI, Air, Jllytlwv
In the evening the committee waited on the Cv
' tain-General, and expressed their thanks fbrhiskit!
ness and courtesy on the -occasion. His reply n
very happy, and gave ruuch satisfaction to the Afr
ican population. " - ; " -i
The procession was' one of the most brilliant eve
witnessed in Havana, not being exceeded even by ik
of the French Admiral Duquesne, "about three
- ago. Alia California of March 20.'-
Horrible Case qp Iataxticipe. The ihort :
ing case of child murder that has ever come to I
in this city, occurred yesterday uiornincr. A
named Eliza Monroe, living in the lower pai't of 'I
triangular brick house,, situated on the 'west si'fc I
Kearny street, at the i unction of Gavry an l Mirk-j
streets, murdered her own infant, six weeks cM,
chomui2 off its head with an axe. The details i-f:
circumstance which induced the woman tj take ;
life of her own offspring, are of a character t
rant the supposition tiiat she is insane. It ar
that her husband Mr. Monroe, has been workis:
the mines for more than a year past. He rctur:
recently .and fount! her with a young infant, of
ent demonstration is for that purpose, do hereby
Most Solemxly Protest acrainst any invasion of our she acknowledge, he was not tiie father.
nnMfiii TWnairv lkv mitRuln l irhri:an5 fivn nmlpr He refusetl to live with her unless she woullo
i .ti icatZzl h .i icrAw. "sent to send thechihl away, but she wasunwill-
,,L.,:. r..,..: "un:w. ' wiUi it. . According to the womans story. -
uvikvj .um vauiwn jiuj .tnw iui uiiuusiu? husband was in tbe habit of cumins to the lioiw-
off pur coasts, under penalty of our ancient xmeansJ urging her to put it out of the way. At .Us -'
oi wanare; anu -Ave iurtner.iOruerv ior-our proxec
tion, the erecting of four Guano Forts, one on each
of the points of our Domain , and that each fbrt be
garrisoned with one-, thousand of our. chosen and
For Japan'J The American ' yacht7 San Diego,
Capt. Crofton, has been chartei-cd by Messrs Melchers
& Co., and sails far Japan this morning. Mr. Gust.
Iteiners, of that firm, and Mr. T. T. Dougherty, who
has already visited Japan, accompany the vessel.
She will be absent about four months, and ' will pro
bably visit the Ochotsk Sea. - - " i
Expeditiox to Christ5L:s Isl-VKd. -The brig John
Dunlap, under '.command Of Capt. J. Cook, ac
companied by the sch. Dolphin, as a tender, sailed
on Monday last, for Christmas Island, tor the purpose
of saving the cargo and effects of the bark J. C. Fre
mont, which was wrecked on that Island." The carjro
consists of upwards of 300,000 feet ; of lumber and
numerous articles from the vessel, as well as her hull.
Unless the island ha been already visited by other
parties, it is very probable that a large -part- of the
most faithful gulls- and. stocked with one hundred
canoe loads of eggs, to be used according to our most
ancient and revered mode of warfare.
(Signed) - Bob Man-of-War-Hawk, -
. - President of the War Council, .
and Secretary of the -W r Department.
A True (jopy. , " '
- . Attest: , Tom 'Noddy,
J' " ; BtLLT-GuU..
- - For the Pacific CJommcrcial .Advertiser.
Mr. Editor :r A correspondent enquired in your
paper of the 9th, what makes the Hawaii butter look
more yellow than any other. Whether any coloring
matter is used or. not, I do not know, hut better but- I The ueighboi-s observed: that he acted str
ter. in color and flavor, than that from Waimea is. not 1 1 some of them knowinrr or isnectiu5: her a
produced on these islands. 'In other -countries, col- f difficulty with her husband, were led to iu;
: : u. 4W: v...- . vestigation, and discoveretl that the chdl
ulu, " U8W- M"J w t L -tbQ hoUse AbQut n)X)a Deputv Sheriir Uhn?r:
carrots, and commend it as not only Im proving the pencd to be passing the house and by accident -
appearance of the butter, but the flavor andquality. .the caus.e of excitement aurong, the neighbor.
The following Is the process: To .the cream' for five immediately arretted the woman and P1:ice,1psj
r,fU nf Wt,.: -n. Wv1. siw'rl - nranmi rrnf . the custody of the police. Sa n FfatlClSCO H
wash. clean and grate "off the deepest colored portion,
pour a tea cup of warm water into it, let it stand "al
short time, then strain through a cloth, and add to
the cream before churning.- Xk
contenqlated its destruction ' ami it would a??
that her mind became deranged in sugiresr.u: -
means. Yesterday- morning -While the infaEt T-'
sleeping, she resolved take its life at once, acl"
free herself from the annoyance of her husbau i j -
porturrrties jot its removal. - enewould rather
than give it to a stranger. Placing a wasliii'-1'
on the floor, she laid-the child down upon 11
diopped its head off with an axe: : The first l-1 "
nictetl comparatively only aslight wound. JM- :
failed her, or to. use her own expression, " the
went through "her heart." But the flowir? 1
work, and with desperate energy 'she dealt a"4
blow -which completely severed, the head fr,m'
body.- She then took some old under garments
raatle two bundles of the remains and phe'in?.-
in a pillow case, threw it into the sink, la ir..
remove the traces of blood, she chopped the1"''
. board into fragments', which she. buried in :
bank on the. twemises and n-tliohnnfr n woO'len
Tne Rev. Mr. Bellows, of New York, recently deliTer-
ed an excellent address on Mlrtii, in the ;course of
which die remarked : For my part, I sAy it in all
solemnity, 1 nave become sincerely suspicious of the
Marise Losses fob January. The N.
publlslies a list of the vessels reported to
lost during the month ef January which
of 131 vessels, of which 24 were ships, H '
. brigs, 59 schooners and 2 sloops. -The total
the property lost was $3,734,200..: This is K
of partialdosses of carfo, &xuL damages to x
amounting to a total loss, which, at an
would be.likely to increase the figures to
near 5o,UU(J. Xlie -vessels reportei n
1T ' ,.
cargo" will he found' where it was left and the specula- .Vty ot tho.se .who do not love pleasure in any form. 'Ciny amencan, aithougti some toreg
tion will prove a good one. The vessels "sailed well I1 cairaofc V" ?T that nev laugbs; that is' when.boitod to orfmma United StetJFj
iF . h ' . always sedate; that has no aDDarent outlets for to be insured in. this country. What-pi
i .. . . - -
proviaea wnn every necery u ensure, success and natural springs of sportiveness' and ,gayety that are
will be absent about ten weeks. ... perennial in the human soul. I know that "Natnre
s : ' takes her revenge on such.viohince. -1 expect to find
The Jvew PRisox.--The wprk on this much ji ceded . secret vices, malignant sins, of horrid crimes spring
building has 'again begun, and the prospect is that in Ul tus hot-led of confined air and imprisoned
the course of three months it will be ready for ecu- space; and? thertforer it give3 me a sincere moral
. r7-- e,rth w -mpla,i1aSt year, and- ,iS
me ujiuu uuiiuiug uumt wing are now in, tne religious bigotry that frowns so unwisely upon
Droeress of erection. 7 . - i-them. Anvthins: is better than dark. dead, unharmv
V ' f j" Bocial life; a prey to ennui "and morbH excitement, I tonnage of the ships built of late yeAJ'
t .r rtrJL '. 'i.i n i .L-yA , whir.h ranlts frnm nnrr-itlcrjitpjl Tinrifan?sm . wftnea - nteiited carvuytv Jnders them by thettist"'
- iwaus. it e wo w iwm luai me suoieci. oi . r -T.1 ' "v- i - z r : " ... A , u .
oauuu tiup is usuoujr -uuvimii uccuec uuu UU&IHOUS 1. vjuci euuguii tno w , t,u
the total is . insured abroad or at horn? '
: en .' : :t-eh!e t
wltlr anything like accuracy.- .-v. ,11
81 i but if we add the crews of the vessels re, jJ
" be missing,' in regard to which all no' rffi
doned, it swells. the total to 383, a fearful
human life' to the pursuit of commerce.
The larger marine losses of the last incry
attributable, .in Tin small deirree, to iJcnV,i,
roads has been taken up by the proper officers of the
reckless of their livs and property, and when they 1 .government. The delay. in commencing the spring
want to go, it matters to them very little whether they repairs has been, caused by the complicated' and un
cross a rough channel in a staunch steamer ' or in a j satisfactory reports of some of the old road supervisors,
six ton potato boat. who appear to have had things all their own way.
folly. "Home Journal- -.
Yotjxq Amsrica.' t Jack," said a-man to a lad
just entering his teens'your father's drowned." ,
. -Parn it, repUes the young hopeful,; and he's
got my knife in his pocket."
also increases their liability to get agroufl'
andshoah?. JT. B. Ship LmU xit 1
A terriblet, riot had curred. amD? ?
laborers on the Kew York and ErieR- it
one thousand were engaged in the ngJ t ,r
only quelled by the intevjitinn -f