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' WEDXESDA Y ZVEXIXQ, JVXE 23, ISM.
Brscasor last business has Suomrhat revived, under the Infltt-
lof ttw snavesneat ia hipping, ftnauber of arrivals and de-
rsw harta oecmrrbd. '
Tke birk Toairre frosn Sma Tniurisco, and the schooner K
fr ton 3f elbnsrBe, arrived oa tb lTth b9t- the British
srsjsb frigate MotTCienne front Panama, on the 13th, and the
Hpatr-r-hin Twilight oa the 21st. both bound foe China, and
tbe rJfpjr brfir Jtrpkine tron Jrrl Island, came in this
aurnlu after very brief absrae tmm this port. The Yankee
hrooghl a small ftrljrtit of assortnt merchandise and a few ps
mrw, Pates y this arrival are to the 4th Jane from San
Prandsta, and (rena Near Tot to May 5th. , Tbe commercial
axwa form San francisoa Is as wnal interestinc-, and win be
tend voder Us appropriate heaj. Tbe adranee in sugar which
is reported, was altogether anrspected hero and has stimulated
purr has irs to renew shipments ; sale of several paresis are
oskedlio. The Trrilight bmrurfit two days Jattr dates than
the Yankee and reports that two clipper ships from China ar
rived at Baa Francisco oa tbe dij be Wtl. There is no other news
The t armero came in " firing J!?M," having bst a trifllns;
-strgo fx en Mcflmwtne, part of b!eb has been sold in this mar
ket. So has Ailed op with freight for San Tiaoelseo, which o.
fered vary freely, and saOs to-atormw she will take about 40
too of f asjtr and KXW ft of polo, besides aoene twaf, fonjros and
Tho Temkee is inVrrfliif repairs to her riatng- and spars,
and wfi bo ddaredonta after JijJy 4th.
Thwatsaai frlrato Mmgicienn - male bat a brief mrj ia port;
after tal fag fat a email supply of coal, souse flour and amaB
aarea, a&a stoat ad nway agafct ou Tassday, tho XM Inst., (or
Tho TtssZatSc WMsaerety delayed for a few hours off the port
tor ill I s with tho abuse and laar papers. Ac .
TSe Jfejthine brinjr a falVSrof jruano from Jarvis Itland.
TT lean that the clipper ah: AJir S willow has been char
tsred to proceed to Jarris IslanJ" to carry a cargo of fenano to
tow Terk or other Eastern port, and may be expected here
frasn fion Francisco en route in tho eoarse of a week.
Tho schooner San Diego is adrcrttned for Pan Franciscr, to
iuS about July M. .
Bch John Dunlap, after some delay in port, sailed to day
with paMengers for tbe grU mines on Truer river."
A. traiawtimi ia real estsre ea Tuesday eoannaa tho prevail,
iosj kwswsula that tnmrn in no bonrancy whatever in the mar
ket. A (this season of tbe year at any rate, it appears bnjxwst
hfci to rtaHaa on property of that description except at a sacrifice.
The sale alluded to comprised one of the most desirable and ral
' aahle btjkltaf lota In tbe rsXey, whb a comfortable cottage
buse U-ereon, disposed of at aocUoo fe The same kt
oast, a fear ago, orer $4000, and at that figure considered a safe
in rutin at. The premises were tbnee lately occupied by Afong.
TLOXTi There was a asle at a action on Monday of OaBego,
S Foriiero sJboot 200 bbta were dieposed of at tho upset price,
SIX y m i transactions in Hawaiian hare been small, and the
stack is ftght. Bouse wheat of tbe new crop was receared at the
Kin to-r4rT per HmJMki, from Maui.
eXOASe-Thero hare been sales of about 80,000 fl East Maul
at 8 49 Se, and 10,000 lb ditto .at about Si, for export. A
sjuautaX of mat sugar from Bawaii m abo betag snipped per
frsswero on owners account. -
tniuw aC auction of 60 kegs assorted at $4 62 O
CAS 3LE5 Imitatioo sperm soi l at 43 a 45c
OATr Imports per Yrnlte were not so great as expected,
ready biog sales at 34c
Olle A few casks of polar hare sold during the week at 66c
KOS13- A new feature was tbe impnrtatiou and sale, per
TeaJrrr. of 2S0 pots roses and other Bowers ; the bidding was
brisk and the whoie lot went olf at exalted prices, rarytng from
ofM to ft 7 each, areraging fl 12J B 1 24.
' 5A.T rBUlTCIScO MARKETS.
from thft'movemeDt In flour mat sugar, we notice but
little ckange In list avirhrt. Our -dates are to June 4th.
flog a It suffices to ray that with an active demand both for
local au1 country ermaumptiun, the market has materially bn
njiiml, but greater extent tor superior t hair Inferior rale.
OaOegs ano Olull, whieh sold st the tnumwiM'uent of he fort,
aigh: a: S14. are quick as we write at $14 In-jobi inrVx. Do
orstie e selUnr by the deak-rs to-day at 11416 M. according
to uai ty, and no ennsi lerabie parcel could be bought at a ma
terial reduction from these figureo. At tbe same time it Is pro
per ta say that the occurrence of large seeatpt would probably
cause a retroanuie movement. Tim whob stock oa hand. June
1, was tfU22 bhnv with a moothly osaoumptioa of 21.000 bbis.
Btrtu a Importations of raw suear amount to about 1.000.000
ft for the past two weeks. Tbe best quality of tbe Sandwich
Island?, imported in this fcrtnigbt, attracted the general admi
ration ia the trade, possessing to a high degree the properties of
a large grain, fine color and great strength, making tt nearly equal
to tha. kind of refined termed yellow coffee. We have to note
sales or 300.000 Its China t, ex tThilt Snmllnw. at 13c, and
300 OOt &do do. ex Robert Posseaoer.on private lermet 20O,
000 lbs Sandwich Isiaads. BMmiy in naif barrels, at from 11c for
rdiaa. y to 14c It very choice, anil 20.000 ha for Mexican pa.
nsebe, stanction, at tOi-c Of the China Kc 1, per Robert
Usssri eer and Wkiu Swallow. 400.000 have been resold
warn atmnd hands, ia Ima. to tbe trade, at 14i13c
. Corrsa at lAlfclSe for prhae Eio, ta oriirinal packarea.
, CoaV ChiTlll; Scotch CarawA. !; Am. Anthracite. $14.
Cannjes rk at 17-gac far A Jamantiiwa.' - -
Ou-tales M hempoack at Or3-Uo, 4t00 gaBs crude sperm
ex Yit. itl U.
Fao smn AB owriprioos have ruled excoedhigty ftrm dar
mji f.t.Uhr. B-ef, 24 fbr Chicago mess; Pork, $34 toe
Mess 4 J 37 for riear. 1
- PoraTooa va bbia Sandwich Islands Sweet, ex LikeUko,
said at 4e f Jb.
Prxr Satno of 84,000 Tha Sandwich Islanda,on priraU terms.
We wto a round lot at 124a.
Rjcb Solea at 4 1fxtlb OS w China.
Cnoct There waa a sale of 140,000 fits Jfexicaa, ex Flying
W no llittm tn first bnriits.
Bcare CalH)rtria are dell at nor quoter rates. 1216 SOft
bars eli Chile Baynssnld at t lTil 24 100 fto.
Oar Tbe market has act materially varied since last maO.
e oa'Xe good samples st lie, at which figure 400 bags sold to-
rrna our Sjiecial Correspondent.
Uosexoso, March 14, 1948.
wiai The ship WUu Smallorm sails to-morrow for San Fran
ieentiiad I take great pleasure ia advining yoe of the ita'e of
oar market. The prices of Bet kind of mere hand be correa,
food with those of San rranrfscv. Like aiaoy other places, the
re vary much in a few days. Iteef, pork and bread are
By bw kwro. or at about coat t but at present, owing. I bo-
hve, tothe hr- fieet of war vesaels now in port, tho prices are
higher thm nnxxl.
ruiea ta hm&, little or cm me )o market. It atuaUy retails
at 3 f hag. ' tlaxall flour, in bl, $14 ; wholesale, $11.
TfosrawesT Iron A huge supply on hand, and I notice a
. sale at a cargo of Iuzet Sound but week, at auction, at
. 4f 1001 s It ia retailing in small lots at $40.
Xotrawawr Salmo In bbis, few m market, and not much
used I ere nominal at $17&tZ3 P M-
AvrxxcaS Jlw Bar Retail $22, wholesale $20 eearee.
Ammic Mas Posa: Retail, $TA, wholesale $30 eearee.
Am bus Cdb ei0c Y i
Wan TUrncr Coats 10 V too of 2240 lbs.
Tat Stockholm tar, la bMe, wholesale $8, retail $19; Ameri-
aa tar. to bbla, nominal not roach owed here.
Totaccw la SO fo boxo 40e to wholesale, retail T4c y IS.
' V.ti mi Somitjcss Worth $4 ZMt4 40. Their ralue va-
rleadiJIy.' ' -:
The two largr-t and mont reliahW eommhMfcio hoaxes In Horr-
wnssx are Messrs. Knssell it Co. sad Messrs. Augustine Beard
at Co. They ore uppeeed to be good tor any amount, and do
the mlncipal part of the American Wine-s.
Wo have had only three whale ships here this season. Tho
objp I'ameMMte, Cory, Sew Bedford, arrived here about Jano-
awKh,ant aattsd agaia February 1st. . Setbingsinco lea Ting
tho I hinds. Ship Sheffield Green, Cold Spring, arrived Feb
rnary Tlst, with her bowvprK sprung sod rotten. Repaired and
aaurd agate March 4th. Xo o0 since leaving the Islands. Ship
Dmni rf aeW, Morrison, New Bedford, arrived February 24th
fbr I ad a-eia slants rotten. Made temporary repairs, and
atari agaia oa the 9th of March. So o3 since leaving tbe 11
aaila" ; The two last named ships were supplied with everything
atedf J. and went to sea without the loss of a roan.
. Potatoes are abradant st $2 f picu' of 133 delivered oa
Thj- war in China wo now ooasbter at aa end. Tbe French
and Ihgilsh sUIl hold possession of Canton, while the Plenipo
teaosriea have gonetoEhanial to make atreaty of peace. Mr.
. Bond, the C. . Minister, ho jnoa to Shanrbai to the conference,
, la aVi steam frigate Jaiaaesote. The Mtnei iff u s10
' ChaaiaL The alorof-war PmrtrmirulM left Manila for homo
a few days ago, and tho C. 8. 8. San Jacinto leave here for
. fTo-tr to-morrow. The PoKkntbJt is daily expected, to re
Krve the Bm Jneintm, when sh will be the flghip of Coromo-
W.H For farther keass of news I mast refer yea to tno
apeis I wffl send aocompanying thia. " a. c. w.
tVATCST DATE, rrcelwwol mt hfa
- -Jane T
rrm - - - - - Mar. 19
Hongkong - - - May IS
lueiboarne, K. 8. W-, Mar. 11
Tahiti ----- AprU 18
H. G- - - May 14
- April 13
Fat Saw FbaSCMCO per Taqnero, 1 . to-day.
T ot Fat. At per Morning bato-day.
at ZlpeV laswkawBl, Iraiay.
vozi'? ci ncrTCZsUisU. n. i.
Same !- sCpwe
arh Vaowaro, XeweB, 39 days from JtfeV
art TaakotV Emth, 13 days from Baa
: " Vamfsart,41 days fta Paaama.
t w t J '
,Coe, 13 days fat
From our Special Correspondent. J
AawvaLS AT TaLcaaraito, Chtlk. Feb 12, Kavigator, Ftoh
er Msrch 5, sailed f-w home. , Feb 12, A Baughton, Bobinsoo
Feb 2S, sailed to craUe, T ms oat, 140 p, all told. Feb 12, On
ward. Norton March 2, sailed for home. Feb 17, Ooleonda,
HowUnd in port, 42 mos oot, 1000 sp, all told.' Feb 22, Ansel
Gibbs. Stetson M arch 4, sailed to cruise, 39 mos out, 1460 sp,
all told. Feb 22, Aforning Star, Norton in port, 7 mos out, 250
sp, all told. Feb 23, Ohio, Bsker 3arch 4, sailed home, 30 moo
out. 1300 sp, an told. Feb 24, 3artha, Afanebcster Feb 28,
sailed fir tbe North we rt, 3 mos out, dean. Feb 25, Spartan,
Turner la pt, 43 mos out. 1500 sp, aU told. -Varrh 1, Jlfer.
maid, Bowes in port. Wave, in port, IS moo out, 150
wh. Leonidam, Oiive in port, 41 mos out, 400 sp. Aarch 2.
Grey bound. Catbcart in port, 9 mos out, 350 sp. Beten 3ar,
Worth in port, 24 mos out, 400 sp. Lizzie, Nlckeraon, (mer
chant clipper,) sailed Jtfarch 4. March 4, Koscius, Dexter
In port, 44 moo out, 1400 sp. Benj Cummings, Jenkins in
port, 89 mos. 50 sp. Hero, Holly in port, 16, mos out, 650
sp. M arch 6, Callao, HowUnd in port, 28 mos out, 1600 wh.
KT Clipper bark Yankee left San Frandsco June 4, at S a.m.
First four days had strong winds from NW to WNW 5 tbe next
four, had very hgbt wind from tho northward; since, had mod
erate Trades. Sighted East M aui at 6 r. X-, 16th insU
XT Captain E- A. Chapel, of ship Northern Light, writes ns
from Baton, under date March 1, 1848, that be has token noth
ing since fearing Honolulu. Reports Jan. 24, ship Josephine,
Allen. N. B clean; ship Gov. Troup, .Mil too, N. B-, dean; ship
Empire, BaaseU. N. B., 300 sp; bark Prudent, Hamilton, Green,
port, 60 sp; bark Wavelet, Swan. N. B-, dean. AU tho above
were at Ascension Island, January 23.
IT Clipper ship Mountain Wave was to sail 3fay 24, in H.
A- Pierce's line from Boston, with 400 tons ice and 1000 tons
XT Clipper ship Golden City baa been purchased for tho
r -i-i- n.,n !i PSenw'a line, via San Francisco.
XT Bark Messenger Bird was spoken Apr014,nff Brighton, j
English t hannel.
Arrived at New Bedford, April 22d, Janus, Winslow, hence,
Nov. 23d; Jnlian, Cleveland hence Nov. 13 13th, California,
.Manchester, hence Nov. 30 ( Lancaster, Corner, dc, Nov. 30 ;
bk Bbering, Morse, dc, Dec 22d ; at Greenport, April 24, Phnp
1st, Sisson, 134 days hence ; at Cold'pring. April 24, bk Alice,
At New Bedford, April 14, ship Syren Queen, Phillip, hence,
Dec 2d ; 18th, Good Return, Wing, hence Oct. 22d.
At New London, April 14, ship General Williams, M flier,
hence Nor. 8th at New York, 10th, Slary L. Sutton was up for
At Hoog Kong, March 4, French whalerhlp Tille de Kennes,
Goedoit, bound north
. , i
tnoo :f VaTtu; TaTdal, werTin the harW of
Panama May 14. !
Tbe light-house stearoer Shubriek sailed for San Francisco on j
"French brig of w.r Mcisiade, of 20 guni, C.pt. 3fa-
rigny, from Acajutia, amvciat this port yeterdy, (l2th,)aDd j
win remain here until the 14th .vy. Panama Sfor. ;
H. B. M's ship Havonnah, Captain narvey, wiled from Ta- ,
bog, on Tocada, tart, for Vancouver's Island.-.
VESSELS IX PORTJCXE 23.
Am. sch Ssn Diego, Crofton
Mif. packet Morning Star, Brown.
Am. bark Yankee, Smith.
Am. brigantioe Josephine, Stone.
Am. sch Vaqsriro, Newell.
From Si Faasnsco per Yankee, June IS SO hhds ale, 1
case mdse, 0 cases dothine. 32 pfcgs mdse. 10 00 00, an oiw
dodo.ujdodo.ipit.rssadaierj J?5? :
do no, -i poo rwa, , iif3 u, 1 --- ' 1
40 eas brandy peaches, 3 bajts ct, 22 pkgs mdse. 7 do do, 4 I
do a iT feet lumber, 27 pits tndse, 2 eases do, 252 pkgs do.
41 pkgs clothing, 70 pkgs ro.ise.
- From Jaarta Lsumo per Josephine, June 23 200 tons or
For Sas FsasCMCO per Vao.uero, to-day 1 1 casks (1146 gal
loos) sperm oil, 40 bWs pork. 166 bales pulo, "11 bags sugar, 7
Foe Virrowta, V. I. per Auoe.(Jonn uuniap.j une w
and a lot of ship stores. f
From 8a Fshscbcc per Yankee,
June 18 .Vr Henry
Rhode and wife. 4 children and nurse, Afeaera Tho Cummins, 1
C HTUwaa '
Guano Co. M
--FerVK-r.exa,Y.I.per Alice, (Johnunniap,, June --o '
Grars, J lialstead, J B Bond and wife. O fi t nan w.ie, j vn-
From Labaisa per Maria. June 2 Mr and three Misses j
MrKibbin, Miss Brown, J F Mai.ee. Mr Froebe. . ' I
From Hjlo per Maria, June Xi W F AUen, 4 on dec.
This number completes the second volume of ;
the Advertiser. The third volume will commence
with the issue of the first of July. Our arrange
ments are made to continue its publication as
heretofore. We need hardly remind our patrons
of the heavy expense of conducting such a paper
here, where materials and labor are so high, and
where its circulation, owing to the sparseness of
our population, is so Unwed. We trust that each
of OUT old subscribers Will promptly renew hU ,
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THURSDAY JUXE 24.
A Widow woman once kept a hen that laid
an egg every morning. Thought the woman to
herself, If I double my ben's allowance of bar
ley, she will lay twice a day.' iso she tried her
plan and the hen became so fat and tleek, that
she left off laying at all." Such was the blunder
which the old woman made in JBsop's time, and
very little has human nature changed in our day,
if we are left to judge from the acts of our pres
ent Ministry in relation to the Tariff Bill ol 1855,
which, though intended to increase the revenue
20,000 or more per annum, would unquestion
ably cause a great falling off in it. We alluded
to the measure last week, but were unable to go
fully into its demerits as its importance called
This measure was proposed ostensibly as a rcc-
enue bill, but really to effect the enactment of a
treaty with France, and perhaps immortalize the
names of the individuals who conceived it, which
latter object it appearsquite likely to accomplish.
As a political measure it is a complete failure,
and shows on its face a want of ordinary sagacity
and knowledge of the workings of trade and of
the elements of our national prosperity. It has
been said that in proposing and carrying it out,
we are only " following the example of other
commercial nations," in exacting certain duties
on articles imported." . Because that wealthy
nations have followed this scheme for the pur
pose of concealing from the masses of the peo
ple as much as possible the taxation which bur
densome wars or the maintenance of expensive
governments have rendered necessary, is certainly
no example for us. If there can bo pointed out
one nation situated exactly as tee are which has
adopted the policy now proposed, and has pros
pered by it, then we should profit by their exam
pip. We start with the assumption that the system
of taxation, solely by high imposts, is unequal
and unjust, impolitic as regards the situation and
character of this people, that it will be, if carried
into effect, ruinous to trade, and will fail of its
object of supplying a revenue for the carrying on
of this government.
It is unequal and unjust, because it is a tax
upon consumption and not upon property. If
one man Las an income of $2000 and spends it
all in his living, supposed to be of imported goods,
or imports to that amount, he will pay a tax of
C20i though he has not a cent beside, whilst the
landholder or the miser, who may be worth his
nillion and spends but $500 for imported arti
cle), cava a tax of 75 only. This principle is so
ctrioos as not to be disputed, and therefore needs
firther comment. The universal operation
ffsvstem of taxation by high imposts is to
-umo never been success-
( rl.m'upon any free people, save under
tor l Tinni, . a- auvc -- r-- - - , , , ,
bbis heef, 4 ca-tea tin, 1 do sheet irn, 2 do tools, 1 case dry goods, , nag the effect, as Wtf have SUppOHKl above, to de
62 bbis moases, 44 kegs sugar, 20 kegs rice, 4 do arrow root, j .
the specious pretence of encouraging certain man
ufactures at borne, ty excluding the like manu
factures of foreign production i thus enlisting
the ejmpathies of the middle producing classes
and allying them with the governing classes to
impose the burden upon the masses, who are un
heard and theory to the contrary notwithstand
ing are unrepresented in the halls of Legislature
and whb are often so blind as not to know their
own interest and strength. ir
The free cities of Germany are our. best exam
ples to copy in this respect. They an) in the po
sition that we would like to be ; that is, they are
resting places for merchandise in transitu, which
is on its passage from the producer to the con
sumer. Can the Chief J ustice or the Prime Min
ister point us to the statute by which either of
these cities has hampered itstraoe, Dy placing im
posts on goods, imported for sale? Their mar
kets are as free as it is possible to make them ;
they invite every one to them. So the English
nation, actiDg upon the suggestion furnished by
these cities, have constituted as free ports the
Colonies of Hongkong and Singapore. So that,
admitting that we are a commercial nation, which
is not true in itself, we find that we are not fol
lowing the example of other strictly "commercial
nations," since in England, the United States
and France it is the manufacturing and producing
classes which have for a long time succeeded in
imposing this restriction Upon commerce ; which
classes have been aided by the governing class,
that they might induce the production of every
article necessary to civilized life within their own
borders, and thus render the nation less fearful of
foreign wars, because more independent of for
Now, this nation is neither England nor the
United States. It is therefore as absurd to com
pare ourselves with them aa it was for the frog in
the fable to compare itself with the ox, and if we
! I'neior nrvn rie Ti Vill TTT wfit fthA.1 share the fate of
tllCiC V U "JU ti' a v y
the frog, whilst tho countries will be , just as
unconscious ot the accident that has befallen us
M wM QX tppt on qCJety grazing in his
ptaw. 0t people are jart emerging from bar-
baiism, and need every inducement to overcome
thejr natural indolence. "Wants must be created
jn(juce them labor ATid infiUnid
- . I., . wf.VI.- xchioh tl.PV
I HkiBlllj ffc HQ IV.W V HIWV . . j
desire, which effect must follow an increase of
i duty, government should do all in its power to
! cheapen t hem aye, even cheapen what are called
j luxuries," to induce the native population to
i make eflbrts to acquire. You talk of taxing "lux-
! uries." "Why, gentlemen, to the native popula
' j tion all things are luxuries, except poi and fish' ;
even clothes and a class window. And when he
has cot enouch poi and fish, his greatest inclina-
tL, eniov the luTurvat anap. Isthistobe
- - "
npprnma V,v addinff to the price of
overcome by adding to the price of such articles
as he may covet so as to discourage him from
j making any effort to obtain them ? Or docs tho
j Minister venture to say that the consumer would
' in reality give no higher price, but that the tax
j is imposed solely on the seller? In that case, if
true, he aims to make a few merchants bear the
i whole burden of government ! But if the impost
creaae uiisuiuFny ouiw.g
what becomes ot the anticipated increase 01
000 in the revenue under the operation of the
j Tariff Bill?
j The extent to which tho consumption of im-
ported COods among the natives WOUld decline, It
they were required to par five or ten per cent.
higher pries for the articles than they now pay,
though very uncertain, would doubtless be con-
., . . , , . . i-. 1A Vw,
;Hluerauitr. i'ui tn rcnuun, wv . , "
ith0 f4lHoff i the consumption of imported
1 goods now taken by the whalemen. These ships,
jj fcnow, annually purchase imported goods I
. ' , . ...r.t': i. I
to a large amouni. a no extent, ot ineir puruiir?ua
it is impossible to determine In alluding to this
Bii Jjt w''"- n . .wiwi ' - j
Islands in our paper of lebruary 11, we und the
following remarks, mida without any referene
to the tariff, but merely to show that whale ships
! took away a large amount of imported goods on
which five per cent, duty had been paid.
" The qnenti.-wi is often asked, flow are the heavy bnlnnces
srainst the Wands paid "0"? Here we are showu to have $1,300,-
000 imports ami only $45.524 export. Sow, the explanation
' is to be fttuftd in the amnnntof lupplit and good fumUhed to
the whaline fleet. No one believes that they supply all their
' wants with $141,000. Xnt at all. Were any correct statement
, of the huiness of each wha ler recruiting here to be obtained. It
wouid be found that each verse! of the fleet takes up m aomes-
r!c products and lmnrt.i1 eoods, on which duty bns beeu pid,
annually not less than flOOO, and In fornieryears (say fnm l"o0
. to '64) much larcer amounts. In payment of thene supplies they
, tender their draft, and tbyse drafts are sent abroad t pay f r
: Imports. But this, of course, does not and ctnnot appear in the
j Collector's tables."
1 Now, if the duty is raised to double or treble
i its present rate on whalemen's supplies, will it
! not follow that a large part of the foreign goods
I taken by 250 American ships on which duty is
; now paid, will alter a time be shipped out to
j them by their owners, and evade the duty, by
; lying in bond, to be taken by them as they come
into port ? This alone would cause a very sensi
ble loss in our revenue, amounting probably to
! not less than $25, 000. We are more confirmed
in this opinion from the fact that, even with the
I present low rate of five per cent., owners of ves-
j sels are resorting to this new plan of supplying
their ships and evading the duty
Again, ought we not to profit by the experi
ence of older nations? Their experience is, that
all their strength and power, compared with
whom our nation is the smallest of pigmies, has
been insufficient to repress smuggling, where
duties are high enough to induce it. Does any
! one suppose that less liquor will be smuggled
under a $3 duty than is now done under $5?
Except in the immediate neighborhood of Ilono-
lulu and Lahaina, the smuggling of liquor is dif
ficult, since the sale of it to natives is prohibited,
and the foreign population in the outer islands is
so sparce as not to make it an object there to any
great extent. But it is not so with other, partic
ularly with Filk goods, whose identity cannot so
readily be detected. And who will say that 15
per cent, is not sufficient inducement to cause an
effort to land now and tho an invoice of silks
in an unguarded place? If tl is assumption be
correct, then it follows that a large force must be
kept up to guard the coast, as is required of other
nations. And the $20,000, on which the Minis
ter so confidently relies, is still further diinin
ished. But the experience of Great Britain is
that her coast guard, extensive as it is, with her
revenue cutters and channel squadron, have not
been sufficient to repress smuggling. Each eva
sion of the Custom House here still further re
duces the $20,000 aforesaid.
Again : permission is granted each whalemen to
land $200 worth of goods free of duty. He of
course will land those goods which pay 15 per
cent., 6ince it is just as easy to save thirty dol
lars as ten. And after the first year out, whale
men frequently visit China and bring and land
" chessmen," " shawls," or other specified art
cles. This will make, say $40,000 worth of
goods landed, which may avoid the 15 per cent,
duty, diminishing the $20,000 several thousands
But says government, all are not going to China
Very well ; it is as easy to land " bread" as iron
hoops ; anchors as chain cables. And those mas
ters allowed to take trade for themselves, may as
well take " silk" from home as rivets," and
would be a little more apt to do so,. And, if we
are rightly informed, generally do bring cloth-
it is known to every one that liquor is almost
j the only thing now bonded. Merchants gener-
ally preler to pay me auiy oi o per ecu..,
have their merchandise under their own control,
i taking the chance of filing it here or rexpor
ing it to the North ? West coast for . instance. -Almost
the entire cargoes shipped; this year to
Columbia river, Kamchatka, and .the islands of
the Pacific, with the exception of liquors, were
taken out of store, and had paid duties. We heard
one merchant a few days since say that he alone
had shipped $16,000 (sixteen thousand) in that
way within a few months. This is done to avoid
unnecessary contact with the Custom House of
ficers. Would a prudent man follow this course
if duties were 15 per cent? Would the merchant
alluded to have a similar transaction after the
tariff goes into effect? Notatall. The 20,000 will
be reduced further by this transaction some hun
dreds or a thousand dollars. And we are sure
that there as many as eight other firms in town
who could furnish evidence of having exported as
much or more, under the same circumstances.
The fact is that the impost is placed now just
where it belongs. .No one would ever have
thought of taxing 40 cent whisky $5 per gallon.
Yet if anything can be called a luxury, spirituous
liquors must be acknowledged such ; and since
the impost is on liquors it works well, to the sat
isfaction of every one in this community, except
the French Consul and the Minister of Foreign
Relations. And there let it stay. And whilst it
is thus laid on liquors, the revenue is mainly
drawn from those strangers who, coming to our
shores, consume the most of it, whilst the new
measure proposes to take the burthen from them
and it on to ourselves and our customers,
whilefwe are using only what we need.
Thus have we pointed out the probable work
ing of this ministerial measure, now up before
the nation ; and we maintain that its enforce
ment will create a large deficit in the revenue : "
1st. From a decreased consumption of imported
goods among the native population. ;
2d. From a decreased consumption of duty paid
goods by the whaling fleet.
3d. From evasion of duties by smuggling.
4th. From increased Custom House expenses.
On the other hand we grant that the revenue may
perhaps be increased by a larger amount of li
- Wo leave it now to our readers and to the gov-'
ernment to say whether, as far as human fore
sight can discern, our Ministers, while reckoning
on an increase of revenue, are not acting out the
fable of the old widow who kept the hen, and ex
posing us to tho sad reverse of a decreasing rev
enue and an embarrassed treasury.
Finnucial Allaire of tbe Kingdom.
On. our first page we publish the Report of the
Treasury Department for the last two years, being to
April 1st, 1858. During that period the department
has been presided over by Prince Lot Kamehameha,
Mr. Allen tbe Minister of Finance having been absent
in the United States during the year 185G, and on
his return appointed to the bench of the Supreme
The receipts for two years have been as follows :
Balance on hand April 1, 1856, .... $2S,096,S4
Amount burrowed on Kxchequer Bills, - - :S,7dO,00
balance ol am.mnt borrowed i f K. C. Wyllio,- - 1,630,00
Receipts fnm ilutk-s, taxes and aU other sources, 605,tMl,23
Total Receipts, - - - - $ U67,13S,07
The total expenditures foot tip, ... - $060,783,33
The Liabilities of the Treasury or Public debt is
$60,679.15. The interest on about two-thirds of this
debt is stated to be 18 per cent., and on the balance
12 per cent. The former rate is ruinously high, and
ought never to be paid by any government, and would
not be required of this were the finances of the king
dom conducted in such a maimer as to inspire
public confidence. We notice that the entire sum
taken at the lower rate (12 per cent.) is not a legiti
mate transaction, but has been borrowed from another
department of the government, that of Public Instruc
tion, which had been authorized to create a fund by
the sale of certain lauds donated for the beuefit of
public spools. The minister appears to be impressad
with thelllesality of the transaction, and calls on the
legislature to enact a law making the permanent loan
illegal, but injurious to tho true interests of the state.
For the present, or while the present officers may
oversee the affairs of the different departments, the
loan will be considered ad just, and recognized as such
and the interest on it promptly paid; Imt in the course
of time, if will bo felt burdensome to have to pny the
usual school expends and an indefinite amount of
interest in addition for the Mine purpose. The ulti
mate result will be that the amount of the school ap
propriation will be cut Iown to the extent of interest
paid ou its accumulated funds. The loan of publio
school moneys should only be made to outside parties
on good security. We trust that no further loans iT
publio funds will be sought for or made by any de
partment of the government to the funds of the gene
Among the " expenditures," wo see included the
amount stolen from the Custom House ($8,031,04)
and a sum embezzled by tbe governor's clerk, the two
amounU footing up $0,282.01. We are sorry to note
these abstractions, as it is a serious loss to the resour
ces of our government. We might add to these sums
the loss of $49,320, set down as expended in the War
Department, which has produced as little good as
though it had been embezzled.
Passing by the minister's observations on imports
and exports, which though very sensible, are but a
repetition of what has often been said, allusion is
mado to the whaling interests aud tbe suggestion
thrown out that some legislative encouragement can
be afforded them. The exemption of seamen from
taxes is the only one proposed; but it appears to us
that a more liberal mode of encouraging this branch
of business would be to allow foreigners to own in
Hawaiian vessels! as they ate allowed to own in our
soil. This would tend to invite capital to fit out
whaleships, without which seamen are uyt wanted.
In regard to the new wharf lots, now being filled
up, it is announced that they will be sold in fee sim
ple to parties that may prefer such a title over leas
ing them. No prices are named as fixed upon, but
we presume some limits have been made both with re
gard to the sale as well as the leasing of them.
The estimated receipts for the next two jears are
stated to be $593,020,24; but this income is based on
the estimate that the sales of wharf lots will only
amount to $5000, whereas it ought to be five to ten
times that amount, if anything like a liberal policy
is pursued in regard to them. ;
We notice with regret that the minister betrays a
want of independence in falling into a favorable ex
pression of opinion in regard to the suicidal policy
of his ministerial associate in relation to tbe working
of the new tariff. He Bays : " The ratification of the
new French Treaty too, will enable us to bring into
force, the new tariff bill passed at the session of 1856,
by which our revenue from duties will be still further
augmented." That the tariff bill has become illegal,
(notwithing the opinion of the minister,) we endea
vored to show last week; and that it will be injurious
in its operation, we aim to show in another article
On the whole, the report on the finances is as fa
vorable as we could reasonably expect it to be. That
the government was embarrassed we all knew; the
extent of it we now know alL But without judicious
management, our troubles will increase instead of
decrease. We cannot omit here giving great credit
to Mr. McCoughtry, (although no credit appears to
have been awarded him elsewhere) to whose devotion
and statistical ability, we are indebted in a great
measure for whatever regularity may be observed in
the working of the machinery of tbe Finance Depart
ment. We intended to have pointed out items in the sup
plies asked for the next two years, which might be
reduced or dispensed with, but our limits forbid us.
We may revert to this subject again. ,
les Cream axd Suerrt Cobblers Ahead. We"
learn thas 400 tons of ice may be expected in Septem
ber by the clipper ship Mountain Wave, bound di
rect to this port- from Boston the first of an atcle
which we hope will never afterwards be found wanting
lu the market. " ' " ' -
NOTES OF THE WEEK.
J3T Turn Commercial Advertiser can always be
obtained in San Francisco of J. W. Sullivan, who has
it for sale immediately on the arrival of each packet
from Honolulu. .
Wk would invite the attention of our business
men to the advertisements in oar paper of various re
liable San Francisco firms, and can assure them of
being welt served. "
For Saw Fkancisco. The Vaquero will sail to
morrow morning; the San Diego about the 2d July,
and the Yankee on the 6th July. Files of the Com
mercial Advertiser for mailing can be had mt our
counter. . " V . ..
Oca Fobjcign Cobkkspondenck. We endeavor
to make our paper as complete a commercial index as
is possible, aud call the attention of our readers to
our foreign correspondence. Letters will be found in
this number from special correspondents at San Fran
cisco, Hong Kong , and Talcahuano. We have also
eorrespondents stationed at Tahiti, Marquesas, New
Zealand, Sydney, and the Caroline Islands; besides
frequent reports from whaleships cruising in distant
parts. We shall spare no- pains to get the fullest and
Later ruox the Exited States. The bark Yan
kee arrived on the 17th, after our paper bad gone to
press, and brought the New York mail of May 5th.
The news does not appear exciting. We selected
a full su miliary for this issue, but are obliged to post
pone inserting it till next week. ' The most important
item is the passage of the Leoompton Constitution,
slightly amended. The letter of our San Francisco
correspondent below, will be found interesting. .
Retcrs of the Guako Packet " Josephike." -
We take pleasure in recording the return of thisclip
per brig, after an absence of 62 days, with a cargo
of 200 tons of guano from Jarvis Island. Captain
Turn"- A Mr. Charles Judd have returned as pas
senge in ber. She made the passage frofl Honolu
lu to that island in eight days, and the passage back
in ten days, touching at Christmas Island. She was
not obliged to tack ship once in going or returning.
Her stay at Jarvis Island was occupied in laying the
heavy anchors and buoys which she took down, and
in constructing sundry improvements for shipping
guano. At the boat-landing, which is a small open
ing in the reef, very similar to the landing at Lahai
na, a wharf has been built, at which boats can load
with ease. A ship cf 3,000 tons can tie at the heavy
anchor buoys, 160 fathoms from the shore, with per
fect safety in any w eather. The trade winds general
ly blow right off shore, and a vessel lies as quietly
as at Lahaina, swinging with the tide, which sets
mostly to the westward, along shore. Lines can be
run from the wharf to the buoys, so that rowing the
boats is unnecessary in loading a vessel. The Jo
sephine took on board her cargo of 200 tons in four
working days, and Captain Turner assures us that
with the present facilities, fifty tons per day can be
sent off easily. About 1,000 feet of railway has bee
laid for the purpose of bringing the guano to the
wharf; but owing to a steep bank, which is to be cut
away and graded, the railway is not completed.
When finished, 100 tons a day can be sent off. In
any weather that has yet been observed there, ves
sels are not exposed to any danger, and even in case j
of a wind blowing on shore, the distance is such that j
a ship can readily get under weigh. The Josephine
anchored in 9 fatnonis, and had ample room to swing
-Wr of the shore in all tides. We are assured that the
irAile Swallow will be able to load easily in from 20 i
to 25 days, provided they have hands enough on shore, j
Captain Turner returns to New York, via San Fran- j
cisco, on the Yankee in order to procure materials!
to construct such further wharf and railway improve
ments as are needed, and which cjuld only be ascer- ,
tained by experience. The Josephine will return to j
Jarvis Island with a new gang cf workmen and pro- j
visions, about tne tout oi juij. i" w
quality of the guano brought by the Josephine it is j
more pure than any we have heretofore Been and j
under a magnifying glas, appears composed almost
entirely of minute crystals. :
A Baptismal Robe. We have been shown aj
PDlendidlv worked lace robe which was yesterday
presented for the Young Prince of Hawaii. It is the j
celebrated lace manufactories of Limerick, Ireland, j
Miss Hinchey's sinter?, we arc informed, had the ,
honor of making the laco coronation robe of Her 1
Majesty Queen Victoria, as also tbe baptismal robe of j
the Princess Royal of England, whose recent mar-!
riage with the Prince of Prussia 'as created so much :
interest throughout the civilized world. The robe
intended for tho Hawaiian Prince, is beautifully
worked with appropriate national sj'mbols, and has
a representation of the Hawaiian coat of arms on the j
breast. A handsome case, manufactured from the t
unsurpa-tod koa wood of the Islands, contains the
robe. The whole affair, which was contributed by j
Mr. James Steward and his family, may well be I
pronounced a very magnificent and
present, as well ns another proof of the sympathy of
the foreign community with the Royal Family. We
understand " that their Majesties were very much
pleased with the gift, and so expressed themselves to
the lady donors.
Clipper Ship "Twilight." This spl endid ship,
of 1500 tons burthen, commanded by Captain Gates,
was telegraphed at the heads at U A. M., on Monday,
June 21st, and arrived off the harbor at 11 A. M.,
fourteen days from San Francisco, which port she left
on the 7th. She was immediately boarded by the
News Boat of the Commercial Advertiser, and sup- j
nlied with the latest local papers. The ship lay off;
the port four hours, without coming to anchor, while
two boat loads of provisions, including fowls, beef,
een. &c. were sent off to her. At 3 F. AL, she
squared away for Hong Kong, having been delayed
only four hours ; procuring, in that time, everything
she wanted, as well as furnishing later aaies iroia
s . . s-i ; T .
San Fraucisco. Clippers bound, past 10 v,nin or au
dia, can always touch here, with very little delay and
no risk, and procure fresh stock and provisions. ve
may add here, that sheep can always be obtained at
3 50 per head, and beef at six cents per pouna.
The Twilight had on board about 20 Chinese passen
gers, taken at $22 per head, and a valuable frsight.
She had also some eight or ten caoin pnssvus.
rw. Gates informs us that the clipper ship White
Swallow, chartered to load witn guano at
r .. .. t
Island, was ready for sea, wit' the exception of her
crew, which she found it difficult to obtain. She
would probably leave San Francisco by the 12 to loth,
and will touch at this port. 4t is possible that she
may bring the New York mail of May 20. ,
New Wheat. If the samples which have
shown us, are a fair specimen of the new
wheat now being harvested, it is much sup
that of any former year. The berry is more"
and of a litthter color, and in every res pec
than last year's wheat. The crop, we und
will be light. It is the opinion of the best b'
San Francisco, that the flour made from of'
wheat, when well bolted, is superior to tbe
California article, and quite equal to the
or Gallego. This certainly is a high recomH
but we had it from the bakers themselves,
be stated, however, that our flour is bted so
closely as is customary with the best At ..ican. Our
own observation, while in Californiat-though limit
ed, satisfied . us that the wheat crjip ia that state is
not going to be very large, and that she will require
a largo importation from Chile or the .Atlantic States,
or a high price must be maintained thei. We should
not be at all surprised to see the price of flour in San
Francisco, during the coming year, fully as high as
during that now closing.
Fourth or July. We learn that a ball will be
given by the citizens on the evening of the fifth of
July, (the fourth falling tLjyear on Sunday,) in the
new building recently erected by C C. Janion. We
hear also of a dinner party at t" i Ilerchants'
Exchange. Young America, too, ia t be on hand,
and we may expect salut't ia the rooming and
during the day. . .-.;-
Ship Johh Qilpir. ;7erJ iteni . cf interest
relating to the loss of this v; -n't it 11 r i tze j5nr
nal of one of her pa.fc;er, i t " ' j erzzrlsi
out. " : ' ", ... V
. Chambkr of Comkcs. An adjourned meeting
of merchants interested in - the organiiation of a
Chamber of Commerce, was held on Saturday last,
and the following oScers appointed :
William L. Green Presidtfi.
Barnuut W. Field Secretary. 1 :
: ,'tStCVnVK COMMITTEK. x ' '-j.'V
j;C. Spalding, ' A V ' V ; !
Chs. Brewer, 2d..i WPvEweS.- ? ;
F. Until, , A J.C-rrti X
- a C -' - v XV' if-cahor-.. . vv
-.V; : : . . . ; ' -at -. a. ;,, :k-
- i A series cT r - r-" J3. lt
voted should t . 4 to goverameBt, and to
each branc! T C Lcture, They will be found
in the report of tLa proceedings of the House of C.
presentatives for Tuesday. - .
We are pleased to record tie revival of the Cham
ber of Commeroe, who-s exictencs is of great benet
in all trading eommujuties. There ar often times
when tbe influence of such an. oraimtioa is mani
festly felt for good, when without it, the interests of
trade would suSer. , v7e hope that all our merchants
will co-operate in rendering it eScieat, V ..
Recent Imiwwatkws. Captain Newell, of the
Vaqyero, brought from Melbourne several pure blood
Merino Bams, two of which were ordered by Louxada
& Spencer, f Waimea, Hawaii. These rams have
been landed in first rate order, and are brothers of
the lot imported a few months ago, the sire of which
' cost guineas, and were purchased. of the great
sheep breeder, J. Aitkin, Esq. The superior breed of
this stock is now showing itself among Messrs. L. &
&'s flock Waimea, who will have In all this month.
600 lambs from the best selected ewes, although the
rams were only landed here six montbs ago. Messrs.
L. & S. have also received, by the same vessel, several
fine Sheep dogs, which have long been wanted hereto
guard the sheep against the attacks of the poi-fed
brutes which now annoy them. A law should be
emtct-i. allowing every dog detected annoying flocks
to be fciot without recourse to law. This would soon
hav its effect We congratulate the gentlemen
named on their . successful importations, and truBt
they will be well rewarded.
- Vessels Expected. The prospect now is, that
there will be no lack of vessels to load oil at this port,
nPit fall, even should the whaling fleet return here
with a much larger catch than usual. Mr. Pope, of
the firm of D. C. Waterman, & Co., writes ;t from
San Francisco that they will have the following ships
to load oil : Ships Anglo Saxon and Golden Eagle
from San Francisco; ship Mary Robinson from Syd
ney, and ship Gladiator from New Bedford. Mr.
Brewer informs us that he will have the ships W ash
inton Allston, Raduga and Syren. Mr. Field ad
vises us that the following will be consigned to him:
Clipper ships Mountain Wave, and Golden City,
and bark Messenger Bird ; making a total of ten
vessels already engaged to take oil and bone. .
again on Thursday iasi,
and after pitching their tents, went tbrougn witn
drill and target practice. The arrival of the Vaqvero
from Sydney, and the Yankee from California,
caused the early return of the corps to town, though
not however until the prize of the day a silver
medal had been shot for. Private James Lock wood
was the winner. Second ni iYlMttiY'V11
J. IL Rrovl A. M fine" ""'' '
A Wonderful Discovert ! The whole town was
somewhat excited by the announcement, a day or two
ago, that an extensive guano deposite had just been
discovered on Oahu, equal to the Jarvis Island guano,
and supposed to contain one million tons ! It should
be added that its supposed locality is under the Seat
of the War Department, and that an appropriation is
hipted at to enable the employment of a regiment of
Sappers and Miners.
25 Mr. Tocp Nicholas arrived as passenger in
the Steam Frigate Magicienne from Panama. It is
understood that Mr. N. is authorized to act as British
Vice Cons-il for these islands, in case General Miller
should wish to be relieved from his post.
Fine Lcmber. Messrs. Poor have sent us a speci
men of Oregon White Cedar., which appears as hand
Knmn the best American pine. This board is some
thirteen feet long, aud entirely free from knots or itu- I
perfections of any kind. ' lu a lot 01 iu,uw
feet, received by the Yankee, not a blemish or knot
exists. In San Francisco it has almost entirely su
perceded the American white pine. The Air a Cali
fornia has the following in relation to this article :
Odoriferous White Cedar. A specimen of the
white cedar of Oregon has oeen brought to this office.
This wood grows in dense forests, extending in a belt
from the region of Port Orford to Coose Bay. The
belt varies from fifteen to twenty miles in width, and
is about -sixty miles in length. The wood is quite
white, and is used for joiner and finishing work, ow
ing to the fineness of its grain, lt is peculiar from
aU other pines or cellars, owing to a slight odor, re-
- gembling that of otto of rosta, wbicti . can oe piainiy
distinguished when newly cut, out ates out on expo
sure to the air. Messr. Nefus & Tichenor, lumber
merchants of this city, are engaged in cutting and
supplying it to this market. Xhe wood is considered
more valuable than any other native lumber.
The Rev. A. O. Forbes was ordained, on the
6th May, in Philadelphia, as a Missionary to the
j Sandwich Islands.
He is a son of one or tne lormer
missionaries at tnese isluuus, u v ,vu,
we believe, on MolokaL
1 1 . 4 t . k. cdti.nail
S3T Letters received from Rev. 8. C. Damon, report
him aud his family at Wailuku, on East Maui, whi
ther they have gone to Bpend a few weeks in recruit
To Correspondents. Owing to thecrowd of mat
ter this week, we are obliged to postponj several com
munications, which are in type waiting insertion.
(Correspondence of the Commercial Advertlser.1
San Fras Cisco, June 2, 1858.
Dear Commercial -.Since my. last, the new
Dorado at Frazer's river has been engaging the,
tention of our people, and quite an exodus op fwuers,
miners, faro-dealers, shoulder-hitters j&nf5u ranters
has taken place fully 2000 people Jy j?left the State
to find, in my humble opinion f3-diggings than
they have left. As yet tb4vi&Vbeen no reliable re
porttNjceived heKj-" startling nature or that goes
to BhdSti wV1 58 anything-more than fair-pay
dirt tJL L ook'here. ine great scarcity or provis-
ions ati 'gg111?3 renders mining at. present un-
Dr,ule, and a man must dig naru ior nis aauy
. . r 11 i T
eans." Senouic, a new town on teuingnin Ay,
Is considered the best point of departure, from which
place they are now cutting a route through a dense
forest which extends for miles; but with true Yankee
perseverance and a few more strong hands they will
soon put it through, as it must be done in order to
get provisions into the diggings. It is to be
hoped that this new country will open another field
for American industry, and its effect upon California
can only be to still further develop her vast resources
by setting the tide of emigration this way more rap
idly from the East.
Our government will doubtless purchase Sonora
within twelve months, and it is to be hoped that
another session of Congress will set on foot the build
ing of the Pacific Railroad. Senator Gwin it is
thought, however, favors the Pacific Mail Company,
and is largely remunerated by that " bloated monop
oly" to stave off the project which would add so much
wealth to this State. ;
Our strawberry market is now looking very in
viting. One of our market men receives daily 600 to
1000 pounds, which are sold at 25 tt 374 cents per
lb., a comparatively moderate price In this country.
Thomas McCahill, Esq., (of the'bouse of Taaffe,
McCahill & Co.,) known to most of your readers, died
of consumption on the 30th inst. He rode out on the
same day and after returning to his lodgings, expired
in a few hours.
The Fanifce arrived on the 19th ult and 16 of her
passengers were trus ferred to the steamer John L
vva. whifh v H rive them a Quick trip from
Honolulu to New Yot... obably they will arrive in
42 days' time, the shortu. record.
Messrs. Sather & Church t card I notice la
zr columns,) having rrramsi i. " tankinj b-J-
ssss -SaiBSAIAWilSSSSSV l., ;
ness at the old sta-J,are iiii...tbepopu..
and nearly all theh old depositors have fls-d t"
accounts with them, ac4 they well deserve the rep ' .
and confidence of t - Monetary aT , '
quits stringwt and I 1 "' ruling j f ,'
tx;v- tt ?i par ecr.t. psr t-oath. Loa on real
t:?-3 c-ti;. tawevrr, ct J. rJ." f '.'
- XU-r has advaetc J t iter tbJL and the s. .0$
in market is lighter r tl?n it tbeen aoyVe
sines 1252, t?J IZStfUrr.'s jittle'p.tbaii a tSCf
n close at .band m
the crop of rhich wl!!
vy tiis yeaivhea
- . ' rrPHAx. .
yon will see Sour. (
SomoteU La i
V tie re
L-.ry. in eorzeiioir c
port c ? i c . . fwas pre-
SBt:2 Ui ) Cir: j t ;
As a cral rrrk I V agree with'
Mr. P., but h rc-ri ta t" . : -a hi hand, I feel quite
sure Mr. Punch is mlata: ; and if I was a betting
man, I should not be afraid to wager a big or a little ;
sum on the belief that His Ex. the Minister of the fa-,
tenor never wrote a word of theeloquent extract p
lished la the Polynesian, but that it wtmuvi.-'
from the fanciful brain of the man who smo
black pipe, and who is generally understood to fcr '
- understood to t'
f. . In short, the I
I get for editing!
or? Don't youth!
tub rota factotum of Poly herself.
who earns the money but don't
organ. What say you, Mr. Editor ? Don't you I
so, too? ' " E RAProaV,
Mr. Punch, if we remember aright, referred c
to the report of the Minister of Finance.! ;. ', .-t ' J
House of Nobles.
; Thursday, June
The biennial reports of the Ministers of the
rior. Finance, Foreign Relations, War, and P
Works were laid before the House.
On a notice by Mr. Wyllie, of intention fc
to take up tbe Joint Resolution by the Repr
tives in 1855, releasing G. P. Jadd from respc
ity in the matter of $2,030,44, due by hi
Prince Lot Kamehameha objected, on the
that the taking up of these matters now would
to lengthen the present session. -
The only other business done was the receipt an
reference to a special Committee of the Joint Resolu
tion from the Representatives appropriating for the
expenses of the Legislature of 1 858. Adjourned.
Fridat, June 18.
The Joint Resolution appropriating $12,000 for the
expenses of the Legislature, now came up and wai
postponed until Monday. . - '
Saturday, June 19.
Prince Lot Kamehameha withdrew the objection
hi had previously made to the introduction of
the Joint Resolution releasing G. P. Judd; and the
resolution was accordingly read a first time.
A Joint Resolution providing for a Joint Commit
tee on the New Code was received from the lower
A communication was received from the Commie
sion on the New Code. .Prince L. Kamebameh.
lted to be released from farther duty on the oom-
miboiua-eover as it was in contemplation to ap
point Mr. Gregg to a high position under the govern
ment, he hoped to see that gentleman in his place on
the commission. The House did not however release,
the Prince. . '"'..
On motion, the subject of the New Code was taken
up and the Joint Resolution amended by adding s
provision that the members of the committee from th
Nobles, be paid as well as the Representatives.
A communication was forwarded to the Chief
tice inquiring whether the Nobles could by
receive compensation for serving on the proji
committee. The resolution was then read a
time and ordered to a finalreading on Monday,
. Mondat. Jane
A letter was received from the Chiefs Jus
stating that the Nobles could provide for their
pay if they chose. After discussion, the pay. of
Nobles was fixed at $3 per diem and the bill
finally passed. . . 'K
The Joint Resolution for the appropriation of
$12,000 for expenses of the Legislature, also passed
a final reading.
On motion, the following gentlemen were chosen
by the President to serve on the Joint Committee on
the New Code: Prince L. Kamehameha, Messrs. B.
C. Wyllie, J. Piikoi, L. Haalelea, and on motion, the
President of the Nobles was included in said Com
mittee. - -
A communication was received from the Honolulu
Chamber of Commerce, asking leave to present cer
tain resolutions before the House. Leave was grant
ed, and 12J P. M. to-morrow was fixed for their
reception. Adjourned. - . e -l
Tuesday. June 22.1
On motion of Mr. Wyllie, the Joint iwUion
1855 for tbe relief of G. P. Jcd, was taken'
discussed at some length but was finally postp i
until to-morrow. .
The Committee of tbe Honolalu Chamber of C
merce appeared and presented a series "of, iES
adopted by them. (See proceedings or ine u ( .
tatives.) Ordered to be translated and pif ,;
H0CEE OF EEPREtfEXTATTTES. -"-J
The speaker announcedejMjrt in ,
ript of the Chief JujS)rdered to be prin i
From Kf"jrfS i,At the utallion law be abol'
wr1" . . .i l .
....uleanas may ds set up again, mat i
from tlroad be tabued from animals; $10,000 foj
tNuuanu; repeal the dog tax; tnat an p-i
owning lees than five animals be exempt from t
the same; that debts due under execution cannot
m mlWinl fir the lanse of two veara. Referred.
From Wailuku, Maui, for the repeal of the dog
tax; that the act forbidding natives from leaving the
kingdom be repealed. Referred.- ,
-r-t v, TT ! e.. .. . 1aw aiviiinat mn.rriA1
couples forsaking each other; for a property tsf M
n-r J f r t
ltrrr-cu. . ' I J
From Honolulu, for a property tax or per oe .
From Hiloi Hawaii, about married people forsak
one another. Referred.
From the Retail Spirit Dealers of Honolulu, p.
ing for protection in their business. Referred. .
From Puna, Kauai, that tho Road tax be repeak
Vnm TTan Muni, for a rjronertv tax. Refci
From Hilo, Hawaii, for a bridge over the Wailui
Referred. V" '
From Puna, Hawaii, for tbe repeal of Konohiki
fish tabus. Referred.
From Wailuku, Maui, that the tax on ho-ses be
reduced to 25 cts. per head. Referred.
Messrs. Hollister and Judd, stated that there were
several small errors in the Advertiser's report of the
Order or tub Pay.
The Joint Resolution of Mr. Austin for tbe appoint
ment of a Joint Committee on the New Code, wf
taken up in committee of the whole.
r. ct.l.l ' M,m1 .mAnitntontii which
mr( uuviuvu -m. ...... . .,
First that the committee si
. -m .1 .lv. k.k tliinau. lt r
Consist OI Ui uuuiuci a ,'i umow, , v
. ! I 1.1 1 Jk.- .U. aw.l J flJ.
10 r reporting buuuiu w uwi 7
Tann, inriMil nf TWnmlipr ? nrt(i t Z1
nnlv of the House of ReDresentati P i
their attendance ou the committee.
TW Tn44 hnwrht that tbe latter
ffooa one. ana movea m uouuur . , j
. a a s. j '
Mr. Robertson, seconded m
RnItnm. swnct SM J mftTS tnr c
of five members from each t
Mr. Kausaei moved to r.
select ocar-ts to amend, j
, y Lyofth
y of the Hoaee
The at.ardiOf3it txin
ben mi aJ:;-ted.
U liedfcr the first VpJ ?f? J
v . vv. W Chamberlain opp