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Wednesday ErEirirra, mat aa, ism. We hare to unwnct tha arrlrai of the packet bark Fanny a Thursday hat, Una Ban Francisco, with a fair freight oa a a naabcr of passengers. Dates are to the 4th InsC, . feooi 8m franctsca, and Emm New Tork to the 6th of AprO. We firs below a full and carefully prepared report of the Call-1 ferai markets, which win be found particularly interesting. The decline in sugar sad floor, which is reported, hi undoubtedly eamg to the eummuua shipment of those articles from Sew Tort. The Missionary packet Mominy Star followed closely after the F ana Majar, and Is now undergoinc thorough repairs. The Abb. Gauss Company's ship Join Marshmtl made her ap salami this morning-, hSTinj- made the passage from J arris Iaand la IS days. Bhe brines COO toes of guano, which was Isaded at the island In lees than 20 days including the time aensiani il in placing boors and other prrparaUons. '.Trade has saipimed cnwideraMy since ear but, and some battle to Dotfcsablo about the streets. We learn that three tc Mia are on their way to this port from Germany with full aasort ad earroea, which rtn make the Importations from that quarter anassosily heavy this J ear. . The Fmnnp Major has engaged a foil return freight, and win all shoot Jane Sen. VLOrE as st auction of 60 brla Uazan, inferior, at $10 I Ss traaasettoaa la Hawaiian, and the market is very nn- OATS The Importations sf oats and barley, per Fanny Afo- )mr, amount to 498 bags, a good portion eg which has been sold SA3e per bV SCO IE A entail lot of crashed earn to hand, per Tanny Mmjr. bat the stock of that description Is small. We bear of I ao sales of domestic raw. UQCOKS Saks at aacdoej of whisky in kegs, at 87J per BagQtrg Importations, per Fmtay Major. ISO M. The saartit Is aboRdaatly supplied. tXMBEA The market is rather overstocked' at present, and Jobbing at rates not remunerative. Three more cargoes are aspeeted next month. We quote hoards and assorted scantling at taC$3, Jobbing sales s pickets la abundance at 3c KXCUA50E On the East may be had at par on Saa Froa- ma ofiVrlng. tjy rRjycisco markets May a, ism. Our advices from Baa Francisca up to the 34 of May, report the markets as glutted with almost every description of goods. A large cumber of ships wers doe from foreign porta. We no lice a lare decline in the price of su?ar and flour. The amount af sugar and floor on the way out from the States was very large, at least 24.000 bbhv of each article. Several cargoes of raw sugar wers also known to be on the way from East Indian porta, which would cause a grasw decline, and it to probable that bbs pries of sugar In Pan Franriaen, after the month of June, arm rote eery low - probably S to 10c r raw, and 12 to 15e lor refined. . We give the totrst and most reliable quotations found la our exchanges op to the sailing of the packet. Bcgab Bales of finest Ch!a So. l,l&2134e; Sandwich 11 aada Ka. 1, 13c. So. 2, jc Floct A sale at aoctioa of 1900 bbis Bakall and Gallr-o at U SOU $12 75. The same 14 Jobbing at $13 50 tS f 14. Cky brands beki at (13 B $14, acoiing to qoatity. sUrs The stock was heay, and asks are reportnl at i TS m $ 60 f 100 lbs. r Boar Sales 4 American at Se St Sc. Dsns Anus-Sales cf fair quality at Sjc sS Src Corral Sales of J0,0CO It Bfc., May 1st, at 13c V lb. BaBUT and oats wers in great supply. .Sales at 1J AT lie Bams bags of barley were sbfOt being exported to Mel bourne by the Whatrkerr. PoTATors The market overstocked with Irish and tweet. .TXW BEDFORD OIL MARKET tYssk ending March 29. Braut On The market for Sperm has been quiet since our last, bat firm. The sales lor the wvek embrace 75 bMa, at 126c; M ohto. at l iftfe It gallon, and 80 bbis at a price not transpired. WaaLS We notice a farther advance in Vi hale, with a good demand. The transactiona tut the wee indude sales of 1400 Mm. In parcels at 60c Also, 200 hbls Iiark and Inferior at 50 SSS Jc sy gailoa. ' Waaxravrrt" Bales for the week. 4000 Jba Northwest at 70c Also, At.OtO Its Ocbotsk and S0C0 Jbs Konhwest upon private tens. A. H- Shifting List. tVATEST DATES, reeolreel at thl OsBce. Snn Francisco Panama, N. G. Hew Turk - -London - - May 3 I Paris ..... Mar. 19 April 30 I Ilont-kong ... Jan. 28 April 6 M IhourocN. 3. W Jan. 27 Mar- 20 I Tahiti ..... Mar. 2 - Ship Mails. For Sax Fsajktsco - per Fanny Major. Jane 1. PORT Or ZZOZIOZaTJZtTJ. zx. z. ARRIVALS. May 20 Am Miss packet Morrrng Star, Johnson, 13 days from Marquesas. -21 Sch Kamehameha IT. GuHck, from Kohato. J Br ach Alice, from sea. leaking. - Zi ch Kionolr, frm Kona, HawaiL 2 Feb Maris, Molt -no, from Maui. 23 ich EaCfl, Antonio, fmm Kauai. at fch Moikeiki. fmm Kahului. 26 Am mer sh John Maraball, Pendleton, IS Us fin J arris Island. 26 aloup I as nut, fm lahalna. DEPARTURES. Cay CI fch Kanooi. for tahaina, 31 M.p Luika. I t Kauai. . a 4 ch Mmkeibi. HaIL. f r Kaholni. TS rck Maria, Mokenn, for Lahiuna. 25 eh Etctl. Antnnin, fr Kauai. . 15 eVh Kinnole. lur Kotia. Hawaii. 26 ih Kaat Maui, for porta oo the main. 26 6ch Kamehameha IT, Gulick. for Kohala. MEMORANDA. KsruBT or tnr Sons Max? ball, mow Jabtis burs- Laft HicouUb so the afternoon of February 27. Had pleasant weather fcrtwo weeks winds easterly. March 12, passed to the westward of Christmas Island fell to the toward on account of wsstrrty current, and had to beat ap. lid not reach J arris Island aotil the Slat f Marrh- On the Slst, at 7 P. 31 an chored oft the south west point la 15 fathoms water, with 75 faihnens chain. On the 3d of April, placed moorings a hanre anchor of five thousand pounds la 35 fathoms water, with 60 ' mthoms chain. Laid until the 8th of May, during which time discharged all her cargo. Including 20 tons coals, provisions aad water few the men fbr three months. Erected the buildings took on board 400 tons guano, leavicg on the island Mr. Chas. R. Jadd and 23 aen started tor Hoootutu May 8th, and arrived ea the 2Stb IS Jays passage winds E.X.B. Extrac. of a Irttrr from Mr. C. II. Judd t Monday, April 4th, the Bln gaew, a cUppr whaler. Captain If ye, came close ha to the Island, and I went on hoard. Ehe was months fmm Xew Bedlbrd, bound to the westward, whaling. Capt- Nye haw 200 barrels ayerm. He said be thought he might stop at Jsay yitacfcrt. I gave him kk eggs when he came on shore. .13s said he could bring the John Marihaii and anchor ber off BAsobt or Bata Mobttto Stab, raoa MAJtqmAS. Left Canssala March 19. During the first ten days encountered 8. aV gaits which drove us to the westwsrd of our usual cnurse. sfarvh 29, crossed the line in long. 152 3 W, nearly 2 degrees wast sf Cap. Moore's track on the previous voyage. Easterly "Wtoda prevaiUng, we had a dead beat of three or four weeks, "tasking bat from 20 to 30 miles per day on our course. It is I ted that perhaps s shorter route aught be found to was by way of the northern variables, in order to first , fat the i ii eramry easting and then ran down through the trades. ' AprO Zl, arrived at Bivaoa, 36 lays from Itonolulo. Left Ha aaahl Bay May T. at 4, r. an-1 after a pleasant passage of 13 ays arrived at Honolulu, Thursday noon. May 20. . VESSELS IX P O RT-M A T 19. - . - Asa. ship John Marshall. Prndletee. Aflss. packet Morning Star. Brown. Anv bark Fanny Major, Paty. coastbbs. John Toana, repairing. ' . Sea Dolphin Seh Warwick. cSloop Laaoai 8ch Daalilio, repairing. Veawla Ezactsl frame Fw-reiga Parts. The Aa erlprer bark Sfelita, of B. A. Pierce's line, was to sail from Boston ft Hoaeiula direct, Feb. 20, and will be doe bare Jane 29, with mevchandisa to B. W. Field. Te clipper seh Tsquern, SeweO, fmm Melbourne fbr Ban fraii sinn, will be doc here about Jane 15. Danish hark Cam! ace was to sail from Ilambarg In April, lr merchandrje H. Hackfeld tc Co. doe here in Ancust. . Tae schooner UaoHbo win he doe from Ban Francisco about . as M, aad till probably bring tbs tr - ' of April 20th and says. IMPORTS. til Fbasobco per Fanny Major. May 20 Har and oats. 25 cases mdse. 1 bar steel. 6 sheets won, 15 casks sand, 3 cases bales mdse, 2 bxs citron, 10 hf bxs raisins, 15 tins crack, sra, 1 keg eherse, 11 bases shoes, 24 cases mdse, 2 bales 6 cases S pkgs ssdse, U cases mdse, 100 kegs whbky, Sth cask brand v, cases bitters. 4 bags corks, 7 bxs aodse, 10,000 ft siding-, 6.000 annsg. ivajm eaingiea, aw oags potatoes, si ban oats. 1 nx 1 flask. 17pkgs mdse, a cases opium. 20 hf bbis crush. tot at rruu trees aoaptsnts, l gas machine. 4 bbis ro. leas tamMers.1 woolen shawl. kH of oats and barter. 1 Oalltcnla cheese. 1 ease saddles, SO nieces duck, l mk iwcr pots. Oregon hams, Lyon s ale, pie froits, etc, 2 packages is I PASSENGERS. r t e Fas aa ton per Fanny Major, May 20 Judge J 77 ldro" n C CiaaantosinniT, lady and sob. Afrs J B Von pfts- -r- raJ 2 cL res, Xir M II liale. atdy and daagbter, Cant J i,I1P 'm ' K Llopkins, C A Pitcher, Fred Low, Joan hJ ZCJor, B IT- -' - eoMmmn. -mZi- r r y fWtasars 3 Barring, sri, J US, U U I xLt, a J ea week. jAr-C -r Hay Si T 17 rrees, Achew, and -jXZttUnntnntihm, IVTER-ISLAXD TRADE. From Laaaisa per Maria, May 2324 cords firewood, 6 bote Irish potatoes, 20 hides. from Kahtlci per Muikeiki, May 2420 bndls poi, 25 kegs sugar, IS bbis molasses, 2 kegs batter, 5 hides, 20 bndls goat skins. For Lahaisa per Maria. May 252800 feet lumber, 4 bbis salmon, 100 pkgs mdse, (0 coils rope. MARRIED In Honolulu, May 24, by Her. 8. C. Damon, Mr. Hebt Bams, of lilioe, Kanal, to Miss A. Mamxa Ad alb aid S hlskfs' of Hmotula. Avril ft, at Kalsas Plain, Washington Territory, Mr. Cbarlbs Jambs Bibo, of Kalsas Plain, to Miss Elizabeth Vox PrwTEBof Honolulu, by Eer. Dr. McCarty. DIED. In Ban Francisco, April 26, 1. P. Iscou, a native of Boston, Mass., aged 26 a brother of X. L. Ingots, of Honolulu. In East Boston, March 0th, Cbablotts Mabia, wife of Chas. F. Uosjey, and daughter of the hue James A lb earn, Esq., for merly of Kantucket, 41 years, t months. Thy pilgrimage ended, thy sufferings o'er. Thou hast slept and awakened on yonder bright shore ; Thy body of earth thoa hast left for the and. Thy spirit's fled npward, to be with tby God ! Fare the well ! we shall mUi thee while here we may dwell; But sweet angvis whisper, with ther it is well ; Then let as not sorrow our loss is her gain ; May we np and be doing," and grieve without pain. Thou hast left ns 44 thy darling" a hod from the stem ; We will nurture ber kindly this heavenly gem Moat watchful we'll guard K till Jesus snail call For more of his Jewels ; well give them up all. E. BogTOjr. THE PACIFIC Commercial Advertiser. THURSDAY, MAY 26. Birth sfa Priace. Tbs event of last week, and we may Bay of the year 1853, in Honolulu, was the birth, on Thurs day evening at about ten minutes past 6 o'clock, of an heir to the throne of these islands. A royal salute from Punchbowl Fort immediately announced to the expecting public the welcome intelligence that ller Majesty had been safely delivered of a son. At an early hour on Friday flags and streamers were displayed from every staff in town, in honor of the auspicious events During the forenoon, the foreign Consuls paid their resject8 to His Majesty, when A. P. Everett, Iiq., Connul for Chili, presented an appropriate addrtts. Imme diately after these came the government employees and officials, headed by "Warren Goodale, Esq., the Collector-General, who also congratulated His Majesty in a short and feeling speech. The propriety of the citizens paying their respects and offering their congratulations to His Majesty on the happy occasion, having been sug gested by some of our leading merchants, it was immediately resolved to go in procession. At 12 o'clock noon, by unanimous consent, the stores and places of business were universally closed, and the remainder of the day was kpt as a holi day quite generally. At 3 o'clock P. M., a large number of the foreign residents met at the foot of Kaahumanu street, and escorted by the Honolulu Rifles, (who, on this occasion, turned out thirty five rifles) marched in procession to the Palace. Foremost in the procession were the clergymen of the American Mission, bearing a handsome copy of the Holy Scriptures, intended by the citizens as an appropriate present to the Young Prince. On arriving at the Palace, the troops, native and foreign, were drawn up on either side of the en trance, while the citizens passed in to the large reception room at the east end of the building, which was at once crowded to overflowing. At twenty minutes past 3, His Majesty the King ap peared in the veranda of the Palace and in an swer to a congratulatory address from Prince L. Kamehameha, on behalf of the soldiery, remarked as follows : Pbiscb ad SoLircB3 : The expressions of loyalty you have Just uttered, are very welcome to me. There is no tie between the bead of a government an'l his trm-p like that of mctual good wishes and a common ohjT. Such exists betwern as, and may it never cease to exist. So kg as it does, we have nothing to fear from one another, but everything to hope. In the Queen's name, and that of our infaut son, I thank you kindly for your generous wiabes. His Majesty then entered the eastern reception room, which, as we have said, was crowded with the foreign residents, without respect of creed or nation. Abner Pratt, Esq., U. S. Consul, address ing the King, spoke as follows : Tors Majesty : For myself, and in behalf of the higlily respectable body of foreigners he;e reent, and who r-iae at the seat of your national eovemment, I tenueryoa,and through you to your native suhj-cts. our most heartfelt conzratulatinus oo the birth of a lloyal Son, aod the comfortable condition of the fortunate snd happy Mother. May that Son long live, and prove an invaluable blessing to his race, by the al. tion of that liberal and enlightened course, now so aisely pursued by his Koyal Father, in supporting those great fundamental principles of morality and religion, which roust ever constitute the only safe f tula tion of a rationxl civil government t in building up and permanently establishing primary schools, and other educational institutions, the only broad basis of human intelligence among the mauea of any pen. pie ; and in fostering industry, ariculiure and commerce, the great and true sources of your national wealth ami your na tional proaiierity, until the inhabitants of this bfauiiful croup of islands, your nat-ooal domain, shall txport and import millions annually, and until your nation il government shall stand firndy npon a Exiting with the most Uvured and eulightened nations of the world. At the conclusion of Mr. Pratt's remarks, the Ber. S. C. Damon, Seamen's Chaplain of this city, presented a splendidly gilt copy of the Holy Bible, addressing the King as follows : SiBB: The announcement, last evening, of the birth of a Prince, was hailed with marked mamd-stations of joy by all elaoses in this community, but among none with more pk asiire than the f reiirn mi lenta. We have embraced the very earliest opTtuxiity that propriety aff'irded tor tendering your Majesty and your illaatrious Contort our unfeigned Congratulations upon this Joyful reaeiuu. As a tuiuhk' expression of our sympathy, we designed to have iuroUbu the Koyal Nursery with an article of furuiture, hat Irarned when ton late that your tfwiurhtfulm-ss had anticipated our plan. In this dilemma it ws HU-rvted that no more appropriate token could be presented the ycung Prince than Uie Sacred Volume, which 1 now present, in the name of the ftireien residents of Ilooolulu. bhoulil our II-avenly Father permit him to live ami become your successor, (.-ilihnuch our earnest praver is that that day may be far distant.) may his mind be early imbued with Bible principles and the grmt truths of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I need not remind your Msji sty what those iwinclples and truth are, or bow essential to hji government and the well-hem;; of society, for we have not for gotten your eVquent reroarWs and noble sentiments as expressed in the reply .f your Majesty when presented with a Bible hy the American ilible Sjciety one year ago. Should your Royal Son be instructed in those principles, he will be fitted to coti'.iuct, in a manner worthy a Prince, and rule worthy a Kin jr. in due time let him be reminded of that prayer oft-red by Ki'i k Solo mon when ascending the throne of lavid. and the Uod of Israel may grant him those inestimable hut unaaked blessings which will render your line illustrious and long perpetuated. . His Majesty, addressing himself to the Rev. Mr. Damon and the clergy who stood near, said : GffTLEW(X : F-ir your valuable present allow me to thank you, in tlie name of my son, whose a i vent into this life has been greeted so kindly, so heartily, by the community at Urjre, but by none more sincerHy or with more arlent wL-hes for his real hap piness than by yourselves of th:it I am sure. The birth of the young Prince has placed me io a relatiotmhip to which I have hitherto been a stranger, and it has imposed upon me new responsibilities. I trust that In my conduct towards him throughout my life, I may remember the particular offering wnicn your anccuon oeeniea most proper ; and that as this Bi ble is one of my boy's first possessions, so its contents may be the longest remembered. In the Queen's name and my own I thank yon, and it shall be the task of both of us to teach our first-iorn child to kindly regard you. Then turning to the American Consul, he added : GssTLrMKV AXB FbieD3 : I receive your congratulations on this occasion with mixed feelines of pleasure and pride. I take pleasure in knowing that the event which lias given so much happiness in my own domestic circle, has caused pleasure in this whole community, and brought to my house these unmistakable marks of sympathy and good will 5 and I cannot but feel pride at such a time as this, in knowing that my first-born child, the destined heir to the position I now occupy, enters the world amidst your hearty acclamations. I thank you for those ex pressions towards the Queen and myself, which are reiterations of feelings often expressed, and more often manifested than ex pressed, but which come doubly welcome at a time when every parent's heart has a yearning for sympathy. Gentlemen, you see me a proud father, and by these manifestations of your love for me and mine, you make me a proud King. Such occasions as these make a throne worthy of any man's envy, whilst the feelings uppermct in my heart will establish and seal from this time forth a new tie between me and every man who, like my self, can say he has a child. During the delivery of the foregoing replies, which it will be observed are very happily word- ed, the King evinced a degree of emotion, which, while it proved that the heart of the man was deeply stirred in the bcsoui of the King, by the spontaneous expression of the public sympathy with bis domestic happiness, at the same time caused him to appear more than ever a Prince. It is occasions like these that test our human ity, and bring out those latent sensibilities of the heart, the manifestations of which are alike hon orable in the peasant and the King. And we are confident that we speak the sentiments of the en tire foreign community, when we assert that, aside fromlhe respect due to the sovereign ruler of the country, Kamehameha IV. has ever in spired tde warmest admiration and the highest re wt for his qualities as a man and a gentle man. But the demonstration of Friday; was a sino-ular and tleasinz proof that, however much the public may disapprove the policy of Mm isters in the administration of government, His Majesty and the Royal Family are ever the objects of the most loyal affection and esteem, which only re quires a suitable occasion to become apparent. After, the foreign residents had retired the Honolulu Rifles, (which on this occasion looked remarkably well) filed through the reception room, as did several bixlies of native troops. Af ter drinking the health of the new born Prince, at a table amply supplied with refreshments, the company departed, pleased with themselves, and imbued with new sentiments of esteem for their Royal Host. Long live the Royal Family of Hawaii ! Torchlight Deaaaastraf af Amrrlcnas. . Pursuant to a very short notice issued on Tues day afternoon, a large concourse of American cit izens assembled in the evening of that day at the residence of Thomas Spencer, Esq., and at 8 o'clock formed in procession, and, carrying torch lights, preceded by a band of music, marched to the residence of the Hon. David L. Gregg, late Commissioner of the United States. Hon. James W. Borden, the new Commissioner, is also a guest of Mr. Gregg, and thus the occasion was ! made doubly interesting to American residents in i tendering at the same time their farewell to Mr. Gregg as their representative, together with their hearty appreciation of his qualities as a man and a Commissioner, while they extended a cordial welcome to his successor. On the appearance of the Ex-Commissioner on the veranda, three cheers were given with good emphasis for the Hon. David L. Gregg. Barnum "W. Field, Esq., then stepped forward and ad dressed Mr. Gregg as follows : Mr. Grejre: The American citizens of Honolulu having learned that you had this d.ty delivered up the Portfolio of the American Legation to a gentle man recently arrived from the United States, by ap pointment of the present administration, could not resisit their inclination to call upon you for the pur J pose of expressing their full approval of your CMirse .' of conduct ns the representative of the American Gov ernment at the Stndwich Islanda, Your fidelity to the American Union during your four and a half : years residence at Honolulu as United States Com . mi.asioner, has won the admiration of all in the com ' munity who pride themselves in their birth as Amer icans, and it has always been a source of great plea- sure to your countrymen at these islands to witness the teal manifested hy you in disseminating their national principles and in keeping them, at all times, aware of their duty to their nation while absent. As an American, you have never leen found want ing, and most sincerely do we accord to you the honor of fidelity to the land of yonr birth. In remcmbcr- in and celebrating our national holidays you have not only led ns as the representative of our country, , but joined with us as a private citizen, doing all in your power to impress npon our minds the occasion of the day commemorated. Our best wish to you is, that whatever situation in life you niay hereafter oc cupy you may infuse as warm a sentiment of esteem in the breasts of your fellow citizens as you have dene in ours. In your official intercourse with the Hawaiian Gov ernment your course has been snch that the interests of the American residents have been promoted. To the commercial interests your aid has always been promptly rendered, and the American citizen who has cla'med your protection has ever found in you a ready champion for his rights. Consequent upon all this, you merit our unbounded thanks and uios-t sin cerely do we tender them. As the representative t.f the United States we shall always remember you for your devotion and zeal. Of this, sir, be well assured. To -ou, as a friend and private citizen, we can but express our deepest rejrret at the slightest indication that we may soon lose you from our mMst, but in this, perhaps, we are prema ture. At any rate, you, your yood wife anil children have our best wishes fir your prosperity and happi ness, in whatever clime you may be placed. Mr. Gregg replied nearly as follows : Friends and fellow countrymen : Allow me to re turn you my most sincere thanks for this very flat tering demonstration of y ur esteem and kind regards and for the still more flatterinir wonln which you have addressed to me through Mr. Field. This is certainly a surprize, but a very agreeable one, for to know that I retire from ( flicial life with your plaudits of appro bation is a consideration which, wander where I ni ty, whatever be my lot, I shall ever cherish ns one of the happiest recollections of my life. But having simply done my duty towards my countrymen in so far as I may have been called to act In my official capacity, I cannot but think that the warm commendations you have been pleased to bestow npon nie have been all undeserved. But, gentlemen, I thank you again most sincerely. Words are wanting in which to express the fee'ings of my heart. '1 o-day, I am no longer your Commissioner, and my official connection with you ceases from henceforth, but the remembrance of this night's cordial approval of my course among you will always be remembered with pride aud sat is fic tion. Mr. Gregg's speech was listened to with marked attention anil greeted with frequent cheers, and at its conclusion he introduced to the audience the Hon. James VT. Borden, U. S. Commissioner. Mr. B. W. Field addressed Mr. Borden as fol lows : Mr. Borden : In behalf of the American residents here congregated, I greet you and bid you welcome. And in welcoming you permit me to say, that the complimentary mention of you by Mr. Gregg this eve ning is the best credential that we could wish in this presentation. 1 ou win nna in the American com munity f the Hawaiian Islands many elements, but be assured that they are all Union men, and you will ever find them true to their nation. May the mantle that has this day fallen upon you, be worn with the same grace as by your predecessor, and may yonr res idence amongst us be a pleasing and happy one for yourself and family. We welcome you. Judge Borden in coming forward was greeted with hearty cheers. He observed That as far as the visit could be considered as a mark of respect to him, he sincerely thanked his assembled countrymen. The courtesies and many kind attentions extended to himself and family during the few days they had been in the city, fully justified the woria-wme reputation which the citizens of Honolulu had gained for hospitality and every social virtue. The reports had not been exatrzerated : in fact, :he half had not been told him. He was truly grateful for the friendly greetings with which his arrival among them had been received, and he hoped that while he had the honor to reside here as Com missioner of the United States, nothine would ever occur that should tend to mar the friendly relations commenced under such favorable auspices. He was now the guest of Mr. Gregg, and he fully agreed with Mr. Field in all he had said of that gentleman. He hoped that he should be so fortunate as to main tain as fully the rights of his fellow citizens, as had been done by his predecessor, if not with so much ability. He remarked that he observed with pleasure this demonstration of respect for Mr. Gregg, as it showed conclusively that they were not disposed to forget former friends even when their terra of office had expired. Mr. Gregg he observed, if he chose to return to his native state, would at once be offered the honorable position of one of its representatives in the councils of the nation, as an annrecintinn of his abilities as a statesman. But he hoped that circumstances would be such that we would long con tinue to greet Mr. Gregg in that social cire'e of which he was so estimable a member. In concluding his remarks, Mr. Borden said he should always be most happy to meet his countrymen at all times, either individually or collectively, and to render them any service which might lay in his power. We regret that we are unable to give at more length the eloquent extempore remarks which were made by both the distinguished gentlemen, but our reporter hints at the difficulty of taking notes on the crown of one's hat by the flickering light of a torch. Moreover, in the middle of one of the speeches a false alarm of fire was given, and an excited fireman, in his frantic efforts to get out of the crowd, upset both our reporter's notes and his equilibrium. " Considering the fact that the whole was a per fectly impromtu affair, it having only been sug gested at a late hour in the afternoon, the de monstration of Tuesday evening was both credit able to those gentlemen who were prominent in originating and carrying it on, and highly com plimentary to the distinguished recipients of those honors which their countrymen delighted to show. . Praiseworthy. It having become desirable to re move a sick resident trom hws to uonoiuiu, last week, the government very kindly loaned the Pele, free of charge, for that purpose. Preaeatatlaa mt lle 17. 8. Cwaamiaalwaer. On Tuesday last, Hon. D. L. Gregg waited on His Majesty for the purpose of presenting his successor, as Commissioner of the United States, the Hon. James TV. Borden, on which occasion the following addresses and replies were made. Mr. Gregg commenced by saying : He was expressly instructed to renew, in taklnir leave of His Majeoty's Government, the assurances of friendship 00 the part of the I nited Mates towards the Hawaiian Kinpriom. He had great pleasure in doing this, on account of the friendly relations subsisting between the two countries, and because it affurled him a fit opportunity of making; his acknowledmnentt for the kindness with which he had been uniformly treated during his omciai residence at Honolulu. Having congratulated His Majesty upon the happy advent of the young Prince of Hawaii, he alluded in complimentary terms to Mr. Borden, and concluded by presenting him as Commissioner of the United States. nis Majesty replied to Mr. Gregg : He had heard, with the greatest satisfaction, the renewed as surances of front will he had been Instructed to make on the part or we uovernment or the I nited States. That after so lone a , continuance of favor and encouratrement as had been enjoyed hy the people aod government of Hawaii, without any interruption or tnese amicable relations, of which thy are at the same time tne result and evidence, it was impossible to doubt what would be the future policy of the United Ptat-s In Mmnl to these Isl ands. He complimented Mr. Oreeg upon the fact that after pro tecting the rights of American citizens for more than four years. be resigned his honorable office at a time when the feeling of good will between the two countries was perhaps more apparent ana active than at any previous period. He armoured this In no small degree, to the curtesy or Mr. Oreirg. and his belief in the good faith of the country to which he was accredited. The King thanked Jlr. Cnge for his expression of acknowl edgements for the courtesies he had received, ami vished him to bHieve that they had not, after all, been equal to the desire en tertained by him, and every member of his government, to make his position, and that of his family, aereeable, and spoke of the pleasure having been mntoal. the part taken by the Commis sioner and his family having added greatly to the enjoyments of tne community. His Majesty thanked lr. Orepg for tl.e kind expressions he had made nse of In alluding to the young Prince ; and. In eon elusion, declared his belief in view of the known good will of the Government of the United States, that the new Commissioner wonld endeavor to cement, although he could hardly add to, the f-elings of amity existing between the two countries at the time or Mr. tJregg's retiring from office. Mr. Borden then addressed the King : ne assured him of the anHritnde felt on the part of the United States for the stability of Hawaiian institutions, and the ad vancement and prosperity of the Hawaiian people. Referring to his predecessor, he raid he hoied he micht be fortunate enonch to equal him In the discharge of the duties of his new position. No one had a greater respect than himself for Ills Majesty, or a more nl?nt dwire to perpetuate the friendly rela tions existing brtw-en the United States and the Hawaiian Kingdom. On all proper occasions, he should zealously une his best exertions to promote the mutual welfiire of both countries. In so doing, he should best discharge his duty and secure the approbation of the President. He then concluded by offering his congmtulutions upon the birth of the rrmce Koyal. The King replied to Mr. Borden : He assured him that too many instances had been given hy the people anil Government of the Uni.ed States of sympathy for Uiis country, to allow of any question as to the course they would hereafter pursue towards these Islands. He felt satisfied that no interruption of the friendlv relations now existing could occur so tongas these f'-elint existed on the part of the Govern ment reiiresented by Mr. Bonln, and he, ft he King.t his Gov ernment ami people, were sensible of lKtst obligation, and able to appreciate the further advnntiiges to he derived from the rnpnort and countenance of so great a nation as the United States. Mrs. Borden was then presented to His Majesty by the Minister of Foreign Relations. Mrs. rogg, Miss Miller, Mrs. Pratt, the French Cora- liissioner, and the American Consul were present at the Palace. Visit of the Clersv to the U. S. Commia- j aioiier 1 On Friday List, after the visit of the citizens H the Palace, the members of the Hawaiian Evangelical Association called npon the Hon. Jjjmes TV. B.irden, the newly arrived Commis fflfner of the United States, and in a body paid tlieir respects to him. Rev. Dr. Armstrong, President of the Hawaiian Board of Education, addressed the Commissioner in a short but appro priate speech, to which Judge Borden replied nearly as follows : He thanked the eleiMrv for this mnrk of respect In calling upon Mm In a body n the Protestant Clerical Association of these islands. It afforded hfin great pleasnre to mH th-m, and he ext'.-n'IH to them a cordial eleome now, nnd hoped th-t when ever business fT pleasure should asmin call them to Honolulu, they would mil npnn him. n should nlwnys be hnppy to render them in h's ofPeinl cnpscltv any service whirh mirht he In his power. Il ohsrvd that many of tb' m had hen lonir absent from th-ir nnrfre h'-me ffnr h remarked th.it they still cnl'ed Americn by thnt endear'ng title) and perhnp vrmH never return ? hut they were not f.-rrrotten there. Their friends often strt their kind thonrMs and good wishrs. and h" might add, the'r pra vrs, nfVr them for the success of their labors. ne hid pirn" to the Islands simplv to nTeesent the United St-ites at the nnwalinn t 'onrt. but he h-ped that no net or word of his. dnring his residence here, whether offlelil or otherwise, would fend to r-tf rd or in any imnner oppose the work of love and merev to whleh rhey and their families had devoted their lives in these far off Isles of the sea. NOTES OF THE WEEK. Tite Faxsy Major having a full freight engaged, is advertised to sail on Tuesday, June 1. f Aicstvkrsary Week. During last week, com mencing on Wednesday, the Hawaiian Evangelical Association were in session. On Saturday evening, the Mission Children's Society held their annual meeting for choice of officers, &e., when Prof. Alex ander, of Oahn College was elected to the Presidency, in place of S. C. Armstrong retired. The address of the retiring President on the subject ' Commer cial Intercourse and the Missionary Cause" was well written and well delivered, giving a promise of better things in the youthful orstor. On Tuesday forenoon, the Native Missionary Society had an inter esting meeting at the Stone Church at Kawaiahao, which was addressed by the Rev. Mr, Kekela, a returned missionary from the Marquesas. In the evening of the same dny, the Hawaiian Missionary Society held their annual meeting in the Bethel Chapel, and on Wednesday evening the Hawaiian Bible Society held its anniversary in the same place. Fire iv Nrpxu Valley. At about 11 o'clock on Thursday last, a fire was discovered in a wooden shed in the rear of Mr. J. T. Wnterhouse's premises in the valley, known as the " Valley Store." The Engine and Hook and Ladder Companies were promptly on hand No. 1, on this occasion earning the distinction of beine first and by their strenuous exertions prevented the fire from spreading to the neighboring premises of Mr. I. Bartlett, and tn this connection the Hook and Ladder Protection" deserve special commendation. We refer our readers to the separate cards of Messrs. Waterhouse and Bartlett in to-days paper. We understand that the loss bv this fire is comparatively Quite small. It w being desirable that on an occasion of fire, the mem bers of the different Companies should all hear the alarm and be promptly on hand, the Fire Depart ment have ordered the key of the Fort Street Church (in the tower of which hangs the loudest bell in town) to be kept at Mossman's store, on the opposite corner. Any one hearing an alarm given either by day or night, will please rtnr the bell. The New BEnroan Shipping List. This valuable mercantile paper and whalemen's reference, entered on its sixteenth volume March 16, and comes to us somewhat enlarged and much improved generally, being printed on new and clear type, and with in creased advantage in consulting the tables. This paper, under the efficient and careful management o Benj. Lindsey, Esq., has become indispensable to those engaged in the whaling business, and its large circulation, both among the fleet and the mercan tile community generally, renders it very valuable as an advertising medium, while its market reports of the principal commercial ports of the Eastern States are always reliable. Subscriptions for the Shipping List will be received at the Bookstore. Terms, $3 per annum, postage paid. Kite Flying. We never object to allowing the juveniles a large latitude in their sports, but we always feel vexed when we see a great hearty kanaka, instead of producing something to add to the wealth of the country, spending his time in kite flying. And our vexatiou reaches the speaking point when we hear of repeated instances as of late where the lives of women and children have been put in jeopardy while riding through some of our most frequented thoroughfares from the horses taking fright at kites. Can't our police, by arguments of more or less vigor, induce those who devote their time to this amuse ment, whether boys or men to betake themselves to the open country instead of the streets of the city I A Shock or Earthquake. By letters from K&ilua, Hawaii, we learn that on the morning of the 19th inst., at about 4 o'clock, a smart shock of an earth quake was felt,, which, says our correspondent." set the dishes to rattling in the cupboards and made the furniture dance and vibrate quite merrily. It is thought that some of the stone buildings are cracked. The natives all say that it is a sure sign that a youiQ prince ha been born." Return op the Alice. The British (late Hawai ian) schooner Alice, Capt. Gates, which sailed hence for Victoria, Vancouver's Island, on the 19th inst, returned on Saturday last, after an absence of three days, having discovered a leak in the plank-shear about the bows. The Mice is an Iron vessel and is built with several water-tight compartments, the for ward one of which forms the forecastle.' and which. on this occasion, became full of water, without how ever injuring the cargo, stowed as it was in the mid ship compartment. The forward part, however, be ing full of water, brought her down by the head, aad Capt. Gates decided on returning. The wood-work has been recaulked, and a pump fitted in the fore castle. The Alice sailed again on her voyage yesterday. ' Horse Race. Another horse race came off on the Waikiki course on Saturday last, between two of our fastest racers, Mr. F. Spencer's grey " Vandyke," or rather "The Flying Dutchman," and Mr. Wood's sort-ell " Catch me if you can," half mile heats. Vandyke" beat Mr. M. M. Webster's " Eclipse" in 1855, which was allowed to have been the best con tested race ever ran here. Catch me if you can" beat " Eclipse" in the early part of the present year, and great odds were offered against " Vandyke" on Saturday, from the f ict of his having been used in harness for the past three years. The knowing ones were taken in somewhat, as, after a severe struggle, " Vandyke" proved the winner in both heats, by two full strides. Large amounts are said to have changed hands. Rock Salt. We have been shown by Dr. Rooke a specimen of nearly pure rock , which came' from the mountain at Olualu, a few miles from Lahaina. It is a long way elevated above the level of the sea, and the Question arises, how came it there, and by what process of nature was it formed? We also learn that at Waianae on this island, on the land of Messrs. J. Robinson & Co., a similar large deposit of very pure rock salt exists, cropping out in large veins on the face of a cliff, at least one hun dred feet high. Specimens of this salt, we hear, will be submitted to a chemist for analysis, and if, as we suspect, they prove free from lime, they will become a mine of wealth. CARBixGTOJf Commissionaire. This is the title of a journal published by Mr. John W. Carrington, No. 78 Broadway, New i'ork, whose object is to make known an agency through which non-residents can send to New York aud purchase any article, large or small, that may be wanted for individual use or for dealers supplies, either single articles or goods by the quantity from a shawl to a steam engine, a penknife to a piano. We are assured by residents here who have patronised Mr. Carringtou's Agency, that he is in every respect reliable and competent, having had many years experience in this line in New York. The charges are only five per cent., and goods are carefully packed and forwarded by express or ship, as may be directed. See avertisement. The California Farmer. Among the multitude of newspapers produced in California, there is none which reflects more credit upon that rising State than j the California Farmer, published by Warren & I Co., San Fraucisco. Its existence and continued prosperity (having reached its ninth volume) are a gt imling proof of the attention paid to agriculture in California. Although our island climate and soil dif fer so essentially from those of our trans-Pacifio neighbors, yet we find much useful information in the well filled columns of the Farmer, capable of practi cal application by our planters, gardeners and stock keepers. Subscriptions will be received at the Book store. Passages of Cuppers from the Sasdwich Islands. The following clipper ships, hence for the United States, with oil and bjne have arrived. The John Land, Feb. 16, at New Bedford, '.7 days; the Mary L. Sutton, March 23, at New Bedford, 119 days; the Hound, March 25, at New Loudon, 107 days. The John Gilpin, had not arrived April 5 126 days out We understand a considerable amount iu wagers has changed hands on the passage of the last named ship. The Morning Star. This vessel returned from J the Marques:ts on Thursday last, after an absence of bixty-five days, all well. The interesting report of her cruise came to band too late for insertion in to day's paper. For memoranda see jommercial column We understand that the vessel will have to undergo I quite extensive repairs before leaving for Micronesia the carpenter work having been shamefully slighted by her builders in Boston. Alarm of Fire. The Fire Department was called out by an alarm of fire on Monday morning last, which proceeded from a Chinese cook-house on the premises in the rear of Utai & Ahee, China mer chants, King Street. The fire was happily extin ' euislied without doing any damajre. 20. I. s were ' again the first on hind, although it may be stated that the fire was nearer their house than to that of the other companies. Queen Victoria's Birth-oat. Last Monday, May 24, was the anniversary of the birth-day cf the illustrious lady who occupies the British throne. All the colors in town were displayed in honor of the occasion. 11. is. M. a Consul ucaerai entertained a party of invited friends at dinner, and in the evening, we he ir that several soirees dansantes were given among the foreign residents. MrsiCAi. Coxcebt. Our readers will remember the Concert of Vocal and Instrumental Music, this evening at the Fort Street Church at 7i o'clock. A judicious selection of pieces appears on the program me. We learn that the proceeds of the conoert will be applied to the purchase of a new instrument for the choir of the Fort Street Church. A Packet to Oregon. We understand that Mr. II. C. Leonard, late in the lumber trade between these islands and Columbia llivcr, took his departure for the East just before the sailing of the Fanny Major, with the intention of procuring a suitable vessel for a regular packet between Honolulu and Portland, Oregon. If successful, he may be looked for in about six months. Fast Day. To-morrow, Friday, May 28, has been fixed upon by the Hawaiian Evangelical Association as a day of humiliation, fasting and prayer. Services will be held in the morning at the Fort Street Church ; at 11 o'clock, preaching at the Methodist Chapel, and in the evening at the Bethel Chapel. In consequence of the crowded state of our columns to-day, we have been compelled to omit a number of interesting communications and othei matter prepared for this issue. The JohXs,Marshall. We understand that this ship, which arrived yesterday from Jarvis Island, will be discharged at once, and sail again for another cargo of guano. Important from Japaw. A Paris paper states that the Commissioners sent by Holland to Japan, imme diately after tbe conclusion of the treaty with the United States, have succeeded in obtaining an ac knowledgment, as a principle, that all the ports of Japan, without distinction, shall be successively opened to European commerce. Until a regular tariff of duties on imports can be established, the Duty will continue to pay fifty-five per cent, on the value of goods imported, this value being determined by public sales, or even by private sales, the good faith of which is undoubted. Other arrangements have been concluded as follows : An Exchange and Bazaar will be established at Hakodadi to facilitate transactions between tbe na tives and Europeans. Professors of the Japanese lan guage will be appointed by the authorities, with power to receive as pupils, without distinction, all foreigners who may wish to learn the language of the country. I be Dutch resident will be received by the chief of the government whenever he may have inter, national questions to discuss. The -free exercise of thetr religion is granted to all the Dutch, and the practice of obliging them to trample on the cross of Christ is abolished forever. 1 bey will also be allowed to bring their wives and children with thera to Japan. " lue Japanese nave, However, corctmea some re strictions with their generosity. Thus, it h strictly forbidden to export specie of any kind, or to tJ arms or munitions of war to any other parties t-an th government, - It is believed, however, that ia rr-ard to the first of these prohibitions, the Coroa&I.&crs I are not far front obtaining some conceasiore." y ' (Correspondence of the Commercial Advertiser.) Waif frew ever the Sea. The JVhat Cheer, on board of which ' I embarked, proved a pleasant packet and a fist sailer, though not in her best sailing trim. After leaving port with a light trade wind and rounding to the north of Oahn, the south-east wind sprang up, and changing to south and then to west, carried the bark over three-fourths of the distance to San Francisco in nine days. Dur ing this the sea resembled our roadstead with scarcely a swell to distarb our coarse. HHow aptly has this ocean been named the Pacific. 1 The suc ceeding eight days of the passage made up the usual variety of gales, calms and light winds, which almost every packet reports having met. ; Still the bark made her passage over in- seventeen days, one less than the Fanny Major. Tier best run in twenty-four hours was 264 miles, in latitude 84. . ' f ; ' In Capt. Bker we ibund a true-hearted son of Nep tune, a perfect sailor, and, every inch a Yankee. A a captain some may rival, but none surpass him.' He owns the What Cheer and, I am happy to learn, is reaping a golden harvest from his enterprise. He has recently purchased a farm of 125 acres near Saa Joss in California, on which 600 fruit trees are growing, as well as grains of various kinds. Here he has set tled his faaily and intends to make it his future home following the sea occasionally. Our Captain is quite enthusiastic on the subject of establishing a line of prtpellers between Melbourne and San Francisco, to touch at Honolulu and the Navigators Islands. The subject is one of much im portance to oar islands, as it would add to tbe facili ties of travel to and from the Colonies and California. Some steps are being taken here to see what can be done towards establishing the line. With tbe aid of Boston and San Francisco capital the enterprise can be carried out. The distance between San Francisco and Melbourne is about 7500 miles; Honolulu being about 2200 from the former port. It is thought that propellers can make the passsage regularly in forty days. I have not statistics at hand to show the amount of travel and trade at present ; but the fact that every vessel between the ports is loaded with freight and passengers, is a strong argument in favor of some more reliable and speedy conveyance than at present. Should the subject ever assume a tangible form, I trust our merchants will be ready to co-operate, at least to such an extent as to ensure the steam ers touching at Honolulu. But if we want merchant ships or steamers to touch at our ports, we must make more efforts to produce something eatable as supplies for them. We fre quently hear the inquiry, why do merchant ships go past our port without touching ? The answer is clear we have nothing to induce them to visit us. Placed alongside of the California or Australian products, J our vegetables are almost worthless. Those countries ; produce Irish potatoes of large size, mealy and of deli- ! cious flavor. Thoughwe can produce as good, ours J smalLwTtcry and insipid. Thev cultivate theirs '. we grow them almost U BsssssssssaasmmssBBP- assssssaw tatoes. Although some fine ones are raised at La haina and Koloa, our Honolulu potatoes the only ones we offer to vessels are almost worthless. Our tomatoes and onions are still more discreditable to ns, and would hardly be picked up by street beggars in San Francisco. Yet these are the inducements we hold out to vessels to visit us; andinoretl ''PrHTilT'T prt for Tirese lnteflOTpro- duct8. Unless we can show some improvement in our j products, we must look in vain for any customers. The only way to improve, however, is to have sys tematic cultivation of vegetables, fruits and grains. Since arriving here I have made inquiries in re gard to a steamer for our inter-island trade. The propeller Santa Cruz is the only vessel at all adapted j to it. She is a new and very fist propeller, steaming j ten miles an hour, a good sea boat, with cabin ac- commodations, and can stow in her hold about 240 , tons merchandise besides her fuel. At present she is ! engaged in a good business and cannot be purchased ! for less than $40,000 cash. It is quite useless to try j to get a good steamer here now. The surest and best j plan is to have one constructed in Boston. And 1 j hope that those merchants who offered to undertake j the enterprise of placing a steamer on the route, may j be induced to carry it out. Mr. Davis, tbe owner of the Santa Cruz, informs me that he has never re ceived an offer or proposition from the Hawaiian Gov ernment or any one connected with it for the purchase of his boat. Some months ago it could have been purchased for $30,000 or thereabouts. So much for ! government enterprise. j Any one who witnesses the activity, bustle and real i progress which steam carries with it wherever it is I introduced, must be convinced that in it must be j found our chief hope of advance in the prosperity of j our island trade. Here in California it is working J wonders. So also in Oregon, Puget Sound, and even Vancouver '8 Island. It will do the same with us. We have never had a fair trial of steam navigation among the islands for the two boats introduced the Akamai and IVest Point, were gross impositions on ns. An item of interest to ns is, that a new clipper bark is to be laid on the route between San Francisco and Honolulu, to be under the command of our old favo rite, Capt- Paty. The arties who have determined to purchase a vessel went cn to New York in the steamer of April 20. If there is trade for three ves sels, three will probably be kept on the route. In relation to the libel suit with the bark Yankee, the opinion here is that the b bell ants will not obtain more than nominal damages, if they get as much. The suit has been got up by several petty-fogging lawyers, who are unable to gain a livelihood by hon est dealing and who employ the libellants as tools, the suit not to cost them anything if they lose it. This is the way in which the case is carried on. Adie. W. San Francisco, April, 1858. Veritas va. Delavaw Mil Editor : In your issue of the 23d April last, Delavan, flattered no doubt by the success of his pre vious communication, has again treated the public No. 2 of his rare and recherche intellectual effopfn the cause of morality, temperance and habitation. We sat down to the perusal of his seTd letter in hopes that, during the fortnighf'Vh elapsed be tween the publication of his figrfil second letters, he wouJd have betaktjiitlffuself diligently and charit ably toVie exjyiation of the difficult and not un frequentJfJre question which he took in hand ; and if beX'Sid not place it in such a position as to renderf its " lights and shades " visible to the in- eTng eye, he would at least have preserved it from idicule and himself from contempt. V have, after a careful, and we trust dispassion ate phrasal, arose from the task with this conviction uppermost in our mind, that if the writer is a clergy man, and his sense of bis duty towards his fellow men is regulated and governed by his sense of duty towards his Maker, we should be very loth to place ourselves under his spiritual guidance. For it is clear to us, from the whole tenor of his letters, that his dreams by night and thoughts by day " are rarely if ever disturbed by gentle visitations from the " meek-eyed cherub, Charity." It is quite plain to us, if a man's style is any in dex to his character, that Delavan is one of those unhappily organized beings so often met with in the haunts of men, who are endowed with what may not be unaptly termed a diarrhoea of words. This facility, when it hurries its victims into print, is often pro ductive of consequences deeply deplorable, as exem plified in Delavan' s case, rushing from one absurdity to another, mistaking asseveration for argument, and endeavoring to convince tbe public that his " dis tempered dreams " of jurisprudence and morals are well tried principles, sanctioned by time and expe rience. - Delavan, in the little rambling ' which he in dulges in before coming to the " main point. assures his readers, upon the strength of the testi mony of a very competent and trustworthy witness, recently in Honolulu, that there are any number of houses selling on the v in every part of the town. and that extent" of O's t tiat f ' to aa enormous ?nd trustworthiness -VvKt ; so much ao. " . a the iuxve lii nn TntTi our &vivcii should testify nmlor nak .1.- . . T " " iru,h f these ff l impeach his character fbr truth and TO- he did not " break dowi " nn k ' ,u it Let us examine for a moment th ... am,natloa' ""ticinenta of ii witness, and the source of D' information, n witness found any number of illicit house in Ir part of the town, and that the business of unlioe selling prevailed to an enormous extent. There be one or two houses in ' Honolulu where liQn.ma sold " on the sly," although we do not know T' h is quite natural and consonant with a pro knowledge of mankind, to suppose that there mny'bj found a man here and there, in all large comoiUIl-u ties like Honolulu, who, in the mstter of liqUor selling, will try to evade tbe pecuniary prohibition! and restrictions of the law ; but to say that it prs, vails to the extent testified to by D't paragon of com. petency, we have no hesitation in pronouncing a piece or exaggeration nay, more, a decided untruth o nave inquired 01 several resiaents or Honolulu inJ relation to this matter, since the appearance of D'g No. 2, and the result of our inquiries is, that they.? do not believe that unlicensed retail liquor dealer exist in Honolulu to the extent stated by Dtlavau, witness. That there might be some they did deny. , Now, as to tbe source of D's inforroauSZ. reader will observe that he obtained it from a not under oath ; and that, when he rcpe. whether through the press or anywhere else,! nothing but mere hearsay evidence. And yet, the strength of this evidence, inadmissible in a of justice, this writer on morals roundly accuses eral respectable men of compl'oity with law-br era with men who are endeavoring to. cheat1 government out of a legitimate source of reV Verily, we say unto you, O Delacan, thoa ai and charitable in thy generation ! j The complimentary platitude paid by th nent mercantile celebrity of Honolulu to LK sense, no doubt elated him amazingly, and prv him to the achievement of his second letter, V,-. at a loss to know what the aforesaid mercantile 1 means iy buuii ivsuuib a 1. nsic uueu ureri mm . . . . .T 1 A I. ? istro rto) V sc., contained in the extract from bis letter haina friend, quoted in ' communication i nitv that the mercantile man aforesaid struck with the idea that a decent respect ) opinions of men ought to have confined him ii . . 1 . .ii j .. i me iruta as nta n.tiure wtiui'i auuiu 01, or penned the postscript which kin (red spirit L. with so much unction. It is only necessary in wfnKliAii of thn niPTVTvn f 1 1 mtui't rwuitori i I) the men who are engaged in the business of sJ i liquor here, with a few exceptions, are reinarlJ 1 non-committal on the license question. In a versation with one of tbem. a few days since, he e pressed a wish that the Legislature would nut grant licenses for Lahaina not, Mr. Ed '.tot, that he be lieved with D. that the not trranting thera would diminish the traffic here but, on the contrary, that the granting of them would be the means of suppress ing nearly all of the illicit selling that is now carried on in Lahaina ; and this is the opinion of every for eigner upon the Island of Maui, whose opinion upon such a matter is of any weight. Now for the mjjn point, says D. the damages done to Lpfcaina. He deprecates a contemptuous heoBirW ell be might The trood people cf La- ought to feel obliged to D. for the handsume manner in which he speaks of them and their town. No doubt they do. Dilapidation, grog blossoms, styes, pools of vice," and other epithets equally choice and elegant, perform a confused dance through the mazes of his unlicked rhetoric. This is " the melancholy madness of poetry without its inspira tion" the unwholesome fruit of a mind darkened by rejuaice, incapanie or seeing a sunject in any . '-'her light but the one a sectarian education has walk in from childhood. ' He attributes the decay"of Lahaina, and its present want of pros perity, to rum, and to rum alone. We think that if Delavan could denude himself of his prejudices, and look about him for a moment, he might discover other causes for the decay of Lahaina he might discover that the chief cause of the want of enterprise here and elsewhere in thara islamls, is owing to the narrow and intolerant spirit which for a long time ruled in the councils of the nation. Again : if he will only observe the number of Chinese dry goods stores in Lahaina, and the costly silk and alpacca fabrics io which tbe native females array themselves dailj', it will assist him in account ing where a large sum of the money left here yearly by the whaling fleet goes to ; tbe extravagance of the native females in dress, is by far a greater cause of poverty to the islands than rum. As for rum driving ships away from the place, we do not believe owordof it, the Lahaina Ship Chandler and Delav as at the contrary notwithstanding. If licenses are granted here, says tbe Lahaina Ship Chandler, oar business will be diminished twenty per centum. Let us see if this statement will bear examination. Every person who has taken pains to observe the materials of which the whaling fleet that resorts to these islands are composed, knows that the greater portion of tbe crews engaged in that arduous service, when ashore, free from their ships, have a decided predilection for rum and frolic ;" and they will have it at all hazards. Now, if no rum can be had here, what is the consequence? Why, simply thii, that as soon as the crews are discharged and have settled their voyages, they are off for Honolulu in the first coaster they can find. Consequently tbe captaioi recruiting here will have to go to Honolcid to obtain new crews. In the name of common sense, we are at a loss to perceive how a Lahaina Ship Chandler, with his eyes open, could utter the above remark. We ask him, and every other man of candor residing in Lahaina, in what way the granting of liquor licenses for the place is ging to increase the sale of liqq ' and drive away ships ? Is it not notorious that liuuo is now, and has been, sold here in every fc avail- 7 able for the business ? And to aay that liquJriyer away ships from the islands) is mere boshV-, would suggest to the Lahaina Ship Chandler, w ever he may be, the decency and good policy of ke' ing quiet upon the subject of liquor. j In parting with Delavan for the present (j' would say that, giving him credit for the D5?Ten v-1 '. tions, he was not born a reformer, nor canTf nv swtt ) rflA Af m-sril ns i n tol T as - 1 trMininn Kfm" ! wi ov v muws ua v a u vi utsa sa taiu as ( h v n severe, become an athlete in the cause. A respf ble Presbyterian clergyman, addicted now and t to a little cant and twaddle, perhaps, he niav-i come. And we can't help thinking that, bads lot been cast in the sixteenth century ins0of the nineteenth, he might,' by applicatuif&fd indastry, have become a not obscure cwswy of the Synod or Dort. ttr - Veritas fc. Lettrs u M r. Water he. Hoxolput, May 24, 1858. r : l have made an investigntion into J the fire on Thursday last that destroyex!, 8ef vToiIt-buiIdinzs 011 my premises on the auaanire d, and have discovered it to have been the work of o or my neighbor s Uninamen besides my own China cook. They met tozether in the Chmamaa 8 apartment for the purpose of sraokinj opium, and must have left some fire smoldering in the room. The fire was first discovered when it blazed forth through the roof. 1 would tender my thanks to 0. Rhodes, Esq., whf rendered the earliest assistance in defending, by wet bUnkets, the other portions of my property from f SL destructive element. Also to Mrs. Hoffmann, whk materially assisted in giving the alarm and prevente' the Fire Company from turning back when they derstood it was a gross bouse and the fire subdu which was not the case. I also tender my bet thankk' to the Hook St Ladder Company and Fire Engine Companies for their valuable services on the coca- si on. - In consequence of remarks that have been made inv t. reference to the nook & Ladder Company havinf pulled down a portion of the building whenH might have been avoided, I would now express roy confidence in the noble Co iipany and thank them for so doing, as I would have been very thankful if I bad been in neighbor Bartlett's position, viz.: close on the lee side of the burning building. ; I regret it should have been whispered in my ear to make the Hook & Ladder Company pay for having done what I con sider to have been their duty. They have my warm est thanks for what they did on the occasion. . . . XOUrS, SC., JOH IHOS. WATEIUuk ARRIVAL OF THE FAN.XY MA.JOB l(' Oae Meata Later iraae all aartaaftae v r'- The bark " Fanny Major," Capt, John Paty. t rived off the port at b o'clock, last Thursday to Wf ' 16 days from San Francisco, bringing dates fronaCu- fornia to May 8d, ew xork to Anni 0, , 4- as l on.i. Tn. . . : SntonaoKOS. OA pool 10 jurcu nii, 111c ucna 10 from Europe quite important. M A . m. . ... . r - - issue, we Tne amvat oetng too late ior our rr ; immediately compiled a summary cVthe principal items of interest, which we issued fYn extra for oar town subscribers. II o n- Our thanks are due to Capt. P'f and J. W. Saiu- van. F.v. far late ntners and rr Wanda. 'fei TSse hark " What Cheer "j" Q on the M P" j arrived over on the 20tf.;". Leenteen days-1 well. .-rv -: ;'. : ' vrv. Ctpt. At-tr TuckeT, cf tlbark Brighton. F i 1 ft 1?