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jtedxesday efexisq, julyiks.
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Tv" ere CoapeOed to offer brief report this week, m trade la
exeeaalTdy dull, and there have been no arrivals or departures
ova one. Tba oeeufieueo of the Fourth of July holiday, and
' tb tailing of tb July term of the Supreme Court, materially In
terfere with what Utile busioeaa might otherwise he doing.
The flue clipper ahip If kite Swallow earn to anchor outsidi
' oa Friday laat, and proceeded on her voyage to Jarria Ialaod on
Tuesday. ' 1
Tb departure of the Yankt haa been delayed, and she it
oowadvattod toe BmXarday, July 10th.
SCQABV There hare been small sales for the Oregon market
of various gradca, on terms not made public. Supplies come in
very slowly from the plantations.
. MOLASSES There U a fond, supply hi the market, bat little
or bo demand. We hare heard of no sales of bus.
LCX B EK There Is a. large retail trade at present, and the
ctwparatrre low prices f rare an inducement to natives to re
place their thatched huts by houses of wood. Price are the
one as our previous quotations.
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Lnhaina, Maui -Matawao,
San Francisco, Col
C. 8. BARTOW, Esq. ,
U L. TOR BERT, Kaq.
Capt. J. WORTH.
Capt.JA8. A. LAW.
TUOS. II.' PARIS, Esq.
Vr. J. W. SMITU.
L. P. FISH Eli, Esq.
SAX FRAXCISCO MARKETS June 20.
Tear little change appears noticeable in the state of the mar
kets in San Francisco. Our dates are to the 20th June, and we
snake up our reports from various sources :
Flora Large sah-s of Haxall and Oallego have been made at
eactim at $10 S&&$11 OX $12f 13 may be eonpMered a
fair quotation for the hen brands. Hew wbrat has begun to
come in. in small Quantities.
8cCia Considerable recefta of both raw and refined have
. THE PACiriO
THURSDAY. JULY 8.
Thb appointment of the Hon. D. L. Gregg as
Minister of Finance, as announced in our last is
sue, will meet with general satisfaction. This
satisfaction will arise not so much from any ac
knowledged financial ability in the incumbent,
(for his qualification for that special office re
mains ta be nrovenA as from the fact that the
taken place slac lat mail, and the market haj naturally under- ... , , , ,ui
Chan res in ennsequence. - China No. t has declined I uepunuieui, u n i
IndiaMusoovario is duU with a downward tendency. jp' -n(1 whieh hud lon? suffered from Want of a
head, lias now its constitutional officer appointed,
whose undivided attention can be given to it, and
to whom the people can look as the responsible
public treasurer, whose presence there must in
spire confidence and stability.
It is a fact too well known to need the slightest
proof, that for the pist two years our public
credit has been somewhat impaired, and that a
want of confidence has been shown by the pub
lic hero and abroad in our financial department,
which ought always to possess the highest credit.
This circumstance, unfortunate as it has been,
has not loen owing to any want of ability in the
late acting Minister, but rather to the fact that
there has been no Minister of Finance during that
period a misfortune which the government
could perhaps have provided against, but which
has carried along with it the result inseparable
from it. A governmental department, like every
other busimns, must have a responsible liead, be
fore the public can repose confidence in it, in
matters of dollars and cents. However able or
worthy of confidence any subordinates or any act
ing sultitut may be, matters not. The straight
forward answer of the Minister himself, his pierc
ing look and bold signature, are what the pub
lic want in dealing with him, and which will t
always carry with them a power and confidence !
that no deficiency can supply. The plan of send- j
parcels of Sew Orleans have cnoa to hand, fthe first of
vaat arson pt Icq seen here for a long time.) and being ronarka-
ofy nandsosne, is commanding a good price. The transactions
in raw daring the fortnight have been as follow : about 400,000
Bm Chin No. 1, in Iota by public and private sale, commencing
'as 1SH-, and closing at $10 flT, which was realised on the
lath, at auction, for 10,000 lbs; 1000 mats dark Sandwich Isl-
nua, at auction, at 7i3c.
. Kica Sales Carolina at t51e.; China. US Sc.
On. In whale nothing has been done; a parcel of crude po
ur is raennf at eoc wttnont meeting sale.
Casa Goods Sale CugUab pie fruits, $4; gherkins, $4 00;
ormnoy peacnes, ou.
Ba&aD W.000 ths Navy sol'' at 6iSTrc
Foa dalesof clear at $34; mess at $34.
Bett- Jobbing sales of Chicago at 28SJ28 SO.
XZW BEDFORD OIL MARKET May 19..
Sraaji The activity noticed in oar but haa condoned through
lbs work, and prices have advanced. The transactions include
sales of 1787 hole, in pare-!, at 125c 1 Fill. Also, 400 bMs.
heavy" as 120c, and 80 .Iu. head matter" at 130c gallon.
me market cloatns; wun further Inquiry.
Wwain The market for whale is more active and firm. The
as Irs for the week embrace parcels auxiunting to 3960 bbla. at 55c
T faUoa, all to mannnveturera. .V. B. Shipping List.
Wbalksoss lias been quiet since our last, but holders are
Ira, and we have no change to note in prices. 11.500 lbs
Ochotsk, her, brought $1 1 J cash. X. T. Skip. List, Mag 15.
LATEST DATES, received at ihU OflBce.
flan Fraacisro - - June 30 f Paris - - - -Panama,
H. O. May 30 I Ilongkoog - -Mow
Tor - - -May 20 j f Mei bourne. Tie., -
- - May I Tahiti - - - -
- April 23
- Mar. 11
For Baa Faancwco per Tankre. Saturday, Jul S.
For LxM Alt A per Kmoi, to-day.
For K-aCal - per Kxcei, aooo.
port or zzoixoZiTjitU. a. i.
Jsiy l-8ch John Toung, from KauaL
S Sch Moikeiki, Hall, from Kahulul.
1 m dipper sch hite Swallow, IngeraoO, 11 days fm
Sch Eamot, Chadwiok. from tahaina.
v - -h Polphia, On Lahaina; xcel, fm Kauai, outside.
Celebratism sf the Fourth.
The fourth of July was celebrated last Monday,
very generally and enthusiastically. With a pre
paredness which amounted to "malice aforethought,"
thirty-four guns (one for each state, new and old,)
were fired by the Young American party immediately
after the chimes told twelve. The "wee short hours
ayont the twal," were made decidedly musical and
noisy, with the aid of five pieces of cannon. The first
salute was fired in front of the residence of the
American Commissioner.IIon. James W. Borden, and
Judge Pratt, D. S. Consu, who invited the whole
party within doors to partake of their wide-spread
hospitality. Speeches were made full of happy hits
and pleasant thoughts. Thence, proceeding to the
residence of Hon. D. L Gregg, Prince Li Kamehn-
meha, and various other citizens salutes were fired.
sneeches made. and toasts drunk. At sunrise still
another salute, and one more each at noon, and sun
Just hefore the procession started from the store of
Capt. Thomas Spencer, a shower of rockets represent
ing Btars were let off, making a beautiful display.
Among the transparencies, of which there were a
large number, we noticed the following mottoes :
TWt r.ivs rr thb Snip.
Westward thk Stab or Evpirr tikes its Wat.
IiFT IXnRPKXPKNOR BR. Ota BOAST.
No 9 OIAL ntsTtsmnx.
Thr nv w Cf.i.ebritk.
Thr America " Pekps" CAN
USITED WR STAXD- DIVIDED WR FALL.
Besides these there were enirles, mottoes and sym
bols without number, and the whole arrangement
was well planned and well executed.
At 12 o'clock, M. a Hr"e party assembled in the room
over the Merchants Exchange Hotel, when the Decla
ration of Independence was rend from a f uvsimilecopy
of the orieinal parchment document. Then came an
address, written for the occasion, by Mr. L. F Beatty.
As was remarked by several at its conclusion, the
address wns a very ahle production, and would well
repay printing. Hon P. L. Gregg was present, and
n response to a ewneral call, made some spirited
remarks, appropriate tn the occasion. The entrance
of Hon. James W. Borden, the Commissioner of the
United States, wa greeted with loud cheers, and the
fimiliar speech which fallowed was peculiarly happy
in its points and its effects. At 2 o'clock, P. M. the
comnany sat down to a sumptuous renast. (of which
Mr. VT. E. Cntrell deserve the credit of bein the
caterer) and proceeded to refresh and recuperate the
inner man. After the clolh was removed, A. J. Cart
wright, Fsq., who presided, read the following regu
lar toasts, which were received with appropriate
1. The Dnv we Ce lrhrtt th day when frwmen mselnthi-ir
mU'ht and tyrant trembled on t'Hr tlir-m. Yankee iiomiie.
2. Our Cauntr- mv he nlfrnvs ! riirht, but rijrht or
wronr. cur Country. Hail Columbia.
S. The Memory of Washington. Rocit-ition, hy Mr. L. F.
4. The Heroe of rt nmv tholr 'lcndnntu never firfelt
iiitr A Minister off from his duty. H has Iteen re- h e hH fnl ool.lr won. rirn-7toa' March.
li - 1 - . - . -. .... .. .1. r 1 . I
5. The rreniitenl of me l mien sraie. nan in me i.nirj. i
6 The Kina anI Rotof Famify of the Santtirte isratiti
NOTES OF THE WEEK.
(Correspondence of the Commercial Advertiser.)
Thb Guano Tradc At length, after much delay, ,i Sam Francisco, J une 20, 1858.
caused in part by the unfavorable official reports of 1 Dear Auveetiseb : In my last I made some men-
Com. Mervine and Capt. Davis, and in part by the t5on f the new El Dorado on Frazier's River, and since
distance the islands are located from New York, the tne 8"g or the Lihohho and Yankee, the exodus
Jaryis Island guano trade begins to assume a tangi- from tbs State has been heavy, and to many, who
, hold large monied iatercsts, somewhat alarming, al
' though no one fears the ultimate effect, unless it
; should prove another Kern River affair. For
; few months, however, this excitement will prove dis
astrous to many in the interior, as it is drawing off
the productive classes, who are the bone and sinew
of the S ate.
Trade in San Francisco has been very good fur a
few weeks in many branches, especially in the gro
eery and hardware line. I should think at least
10,000 had left California already for the new dig
gings ; and on strolling along qpr wharves, one is
; reminded of old times at the East, when the eniigra-
tion commenced to this State. All the old " tubs,"
both steamers and sailing craft, are being brushed
up for the occasion, and " Frazier's River," Bel
lingham B.iy," or Victoria.," is in everybody's
mouth. The streets are swarming with the "gray
back " crowd of miners, some well equipped and
some not so well. One fellow I observW the other
day, whose only outfit was a demijohn andS tin of
crackers. He was singing along, and the burden of
his song was, "I'm bound to Frazier's River, as
sure as you're born !
All this rush has taken place without any good,
reliable information having been received here as yet
respecting the mines in fact, the river has been so
high all along, that it has been impossible to work
the bars, which when prospected will be the fair test
of the richness of that auriferous region. I deem it
questionable whether as good pay will be obtained
Examination op Native Schools. The annual ! there as can be found here. I hear of men leaving
public examination and exhibition of the native : good claims in California, some that are paying S20
scholars of Honolulu and its vicinity took place on j V " the hope of better remuneration in those
Ttf v I
weanes.iay ami Thursday last, at the King's Chapel.
The first d:y was occupied principally with the ex
amination of classes in the elementary branches.
ble form. The American clipper shin White Swal
low, Capt. Ingersoll, chartered in San Francisco on
account of the American Guano Co., by Mr. S. G.
Wilder, arrived at this port on the 2d, and sailed
again on the 6th to load t Jaryis Island. She can
carry 1200 tons, and as the pioneer ship in the guano
trade will be watched with interest She sails from
that island direct for New York, and as she will
probably be able to get her cargo in by the end of
August, maybe looked for at that port about the first
of December. We have no doubt, basing our confi
dence on the emphatic assurance of old guano traders
and on the sales alrendy effected, that the guano
shipped by the IVhite Swallow will command in New
York a quick sale at a remunerating "price. We
learn that one or two more clippers will be chartered
at San Francisco to load at Jarvis Island durin" the
Immediately on the arrival of the IVhite Swallcno
the packet Josephine was got ready for sea, and sailed
on the 3d for Jarvis Island, with Mr. Charles H. Judd
and twenty-five laborers, to occupy the island and
take charge of the property of the Company, direct
the mooring of ships and load with guano for the
Company. We understand the Josephine will visit
New Nantucket, which lies about a thousand miles
west of Jarvis Island, under the direction of Capt.
Lewis, now at the latter island, who will make a sur
vey and chart of New Nantucket. She may he ex
pected here with a cargo of guano by the 1st of September.
money is set apart to print those very books which
the editor of the government organ terms literary
abortions." Would such conduct be tolerated in any
other nation under the s.n ? W
VV ?EPA RTCBia.
Jnij 3 fV-hVohn Young, for Kauai. '
3 bca Mnikeiki. lor Kshului.
3 Am bnanUoe Josephine, Stone, t r Jarvis Island.
6 Sch Ksmehamrha. tr Kohala.
.'Up. ship White Swallow. Ingersoll, fur Jarvis IsUukI.
tT Owing to the entire absence vf new reports from whalers
the North Pacific, we emit the publication of the Ship List by
XT Arrived at New Bedford, April 29, Cambria, Pease, hence
21 or ai; Jeaanette, Pierce, do, Nov 10. 20th, Champion, Gray,
do, Kov 23. leaking. ; May 1, VTaverley, Vest, hence Dec 17;
3d. Cor. How land. Luce, from I-,haina Iec 6; 3d, Bart. Gosuold,
Downs, hence c A.
Arrived at Bremerhavea April 22, bark -lessenger Birl, Bit
, from Honolulu Dec S.
At Cold Spring Msy 6, TlunUvllle, Grant, hence.
Sailed from Nw Bedford May 10, hark Camilla, (new, 429
(S as.) Prentice, North Pacific Ocean.
XT At Paita, May 2, Am wh bark John A Parker, 50 sp; 9th,
aa wh hark Coofraree, 700 sp, 600 wh. Off and on May 1,
Km wh hark Morning Star, 54 sp since last report; 5th, do do,
7 sa Lee, 200 sp, 100 wh discharged the mate, Mr Baker; do
a& told. Off Massfanerm, no date. Am wh sh Gokooda had ta-
270 spat one fare. .
XT A large clipper ship, with double topsail rig, supposed to
') either the Xtptune,i Car, Capt Forbes, or the L'ncowak,
Capt Kiiy, about 10 days from San Francisco, hound to Hong
ScoBg passed thi port at 8 A M, on the 5th, without condescend'
Tag to show her colors or any signal by which she might be
Known, altbouh the clipper hTkite Swallow, at anchor to the
roads, was decked off with bunting, and scores of Sags were Hy
ing u the harbor in honor of the 4th of July.
VESSELS IS PORT-JILY 8.
Am. sch Fan birgo. Croftoa.
Am. hark Yankee, Smith.
Am. bark Friendship, Carlton, discharging lumber.
Haw. brig Kmma, Bennett, do do.
tin Expected f rsm Foreigai Porta,
The sch Lihotlbo is due here from San Francisco, via Ililo.
Bark Fanny Major, Paty, would kave ian Francisco about
July 8th, due here July 21st to 25th.
Am. sch L P Foster, Moore, due July IS, from Pnget Sound,
via lino, with orjro or lumber to ii:ckiriii c la.
Am. bark Voa.ig Greek, of Pierce's Line, was to leave
Boston r Honolulu direct, about June 1.
Am. ship Mountain Wave was to fail from Boston, in Pierce's
Line of Psrkets, aN-ut May 25. f'T Honolulu direct.
A to. ahip Gladiator would leave New Bedford in June, for this
Br. rark Partcna, McGowan, would sail from Liverpool, May
J, Sr Honolulu, with merchandise to R C J anion.
The American eHpper bark Mciita, of H. A. Pierre's line,
salt from Bf-rtoo ar Honolulu direct, February 23, and will be
stne here June 30. with merchandise to B. W. Fit-id.
The clipper ship Syren, lfS5 tons, had been purchased by
2t rsrs. Uunnewei! A Brewer, to take ttie place of the John Gil
pin m the ?aadwich Islands line of packets to sail from Boston
direct, about May 20, cnoijmed to C Brewer 2d.
The ship Harriet at Jessie was to sail from New Bedford for
Honolulu direct, about the end of 'May.
Danish bark C andnce was to sail from Hamburg in April, with
am 1 ii lux to H. Uarkfrld b Co due here in August.
The following vessel are expected at this port in October, to
lead oil: Frm Ban Francisco tfhips Anglo Saxon, Golden
KagU, Golden f'tysnd Raduga. From Sydney Ships Mary
Robitupn and ffatkington AlUton.
From LaaMJia per Maria, July 1 50 cords firewood, 50Obs
From Kadi per Keotii Ana, July 1 10 hndls tobacco, 5
bags onions, M bbls corn, 5 do pork, 4 hides, to goat skins. 1
fcM kukni oil, a kegs buuer, 4 conls firewood, 1 bull, 8 hogs, 20
Far Jisvr Ilaxd per Joaepliine, Jan 3 C II Judd, A W
Jdd, and 24 laborers.
For Jabvcs ULaSD per White Swallow, July S G Wilder
and wife. Miss Laura Judd.
From Baa Faasctsco fr Whit SwaHw, Jnly 2 S G Wil
der and L severance.
From KaGaJ per Keo&i Ann, July 1J Watson, A Chspln
40 oa deck.
From Lavaiva per Maria, July 1 II Dickinson, MrSwa
al r-y and 15 oa deck.
For Laaajss per Maria, June 23 P X Makee. Miss Jane
Itswers, Miss Kate Lew era. Miss Moxley, Miss Luce 25 on deck.
From Lahsina to Kalepoiepo : Mr and Mrs Judge Bond and 2
Fir Kaaxxci per Moikeiki, July 3 J Fuller 3 on deck.
From Laaaiaa per Kamoi, July 4 Judge Alien, O J Harris,
Bwr a M Bishop, wile and child. Master Water bouse, Fred Car
peiKr la oa tierk.
For 11. wan per Maria, July A Rev T F. Taylor, Rev J D
Paris and Mrs Paris, with 4 children, Mr and Mrs A 8 Cooke,
Mrs H Cast:, air Jkaffery AO oa deck.
la this dty. July 4, the wife of Mr. Edward Boyd, of a sou.
At sea, on board the American whaleship Magnolia, in lat. 21,
fonta Atlantic, est the 29th of March, Mrs. Cox. wife of Captain
0. L. Cox, of the Uagnoli. Her remains wnnkt be taken to
Hew Bedford Ibr fnhment.
fIsACES OF WORSHIP.
fWalfgya BSTHKL Rev. S. C. Damon Chaplain King
street, near the Sailors Home. Preaching on Sundays at
11 a. jc and 14 r- st. Seats free. 8abbath 0ctooi after
aim saorfakBaT servtoe.
VCVt FTREET CUL'RCTJ Corner of Fort and Beretanla sts.,
- . -Pnlpti temporarily occupied by Krv. Lorrin Andrews.
Preachinfr on Sundays at It a- at. and "i r. at. Sabbath
- rrrh-r sseets ax 10 a
AITHODBI CBTUCII Ttauanu avenue, eorner of Tatul
. .ueot 1 Irr Wm.. S. Turner, Pastor. Preaching every
gggday at II A. Jt. and 7 t- a. Seats free. Sabbath
fchent Bew W A. M.
arfmi rnAPKL King street, above the Palace Ber. K. W.
Clsrt Pastoft ' Servicea, in Hawaiian every Sunday at
ai. a- at. ana r.
rvrrr-wf I BslsUsts. street.
jUa . p-rto,, 4tarvicsa.
r ". T .. in a w. and 2. T. .
in Hawaiian, very
.amvr tr "rTTTXCII Fwt street, near BrelanLa under the
AT5?H. rfT tB BUhcp Maigret. saaiated by Abbe
'L ttv-r " 10 ' ? r'?i
pnatodly done, and of filling his jt with a il-
stitutc is iuipolitic, and no government can do it
without suffering from it. When Mr. Alien wvnt
to the Unitd States he sh-uild tiave resigned, and
Ills ost have bee-n filled hy anotlier. We in'igld
then have escaed fnui the blighting cfl!cts which
the opposite course has brought with it, and
which it may take years to overcome.
We hare now a Minister of Finance, and the
whih kingdom will rejuiee in the announcement.
As a financier, however, Mr. f'gg is a stranger
to the poMic. Thy know him only a a dij'Io-
niatist. As nuch, we rx-lieve, he has given gen
eral satisfaction to his countrymen, to his own
government . nd to this. Ilia legal talents are
certainly of a sujerior order, and constitute him
a valuable ushiftant in conducting the affairs of a
nation where diplomatic counsel is often needed
With few exceptions the exercises went off with great
credit. These native scholars appear to understand
what they learn, for in some cases, questions were
aked and realily answered which they hal nev
er hefi.re had propounded to them. The, second
day wns takon up with declamations, dialogues and
sineine in Hawaiian and English. Several of the
dialogues were executed with great credit, and iu a '
manner as to bring down immense applause from the
audience. The " Ancient Fisherman," in which a .
nalive lad from Manna was the principal actor, was
remarkably well ppoken. Another dialoeue, which
caused much merriment, wns the" Chinese Doctor,",
and all who witnessed it gave great credit to the
principal actor, who personated a Chinaman to the
life in his dress, queue, gestures and talk. These
dialogues, we understand, are originated wholly by
the pupils, who display considerable taste and skill in
the execution of the several parts. Several original
tunes were sung by the pupils, and executed with
credit. It is difficult to give a sensible translation of
these, owing to the entire want of rhyming. From
one of the songs, compose! by Mr. Ii, ami sung hy a
clas le i by Mrs. Ii, we copy a verse of the original.
God Sore the Kina,
In resn4 to a general cnll, Hon. I. L. Gregg ,
J mad a few remarks on the announcement of this ;
1 toast, in substance as follows : He felt that he was !
1 quite authorized to return thanks in the name of His j
Xf. fiiM Y.a . flit .! ti i. A.i.l Vi oi rt v niinniT in 1
, , ... 1 . ti-.i. i alluding to the young Prmce
: which they had just wived the lust toast. The King J
: of these Islands was well worthy the title which had i
' been arplied to him. of a real prince, in every sense
. of the word. But, sid Mr. Gregg, I appear before
you to-day, my countrymen, in a new character,
; that of an official of the kingdom, the health of whose
Rulers you have just drank. For several years past,
( you have looked upon me in the same relation as to
i d iv you regard my honored friend (the U. S. Cotn
; missioner,) and to-d'iy, gentlemen, you see ine uual-
' tered in principle. The sentiments you heard just i
Ke "IIoJI noi ke.knu
I ka Itaa nnn mm
Ke alii OTiiopin.
llTiku o Hawaii nei,
T niaku n nknu,
Kn llooilina o ke AntMin!,
l'oimaikai ni na Ifhul.'liu,
N i keiki a k::mUn.
K.i wai, ka wai ! e inn. e inn no !
K inu knWuu a pnu na kaintilii,
Na wni kahe a kahuwni.
Ka Puiiliinuwal !
now in the Declaration of the seventy-fixers, always
and sometimes difficult to 1k had. Still, legal ' were, always will Im the sentiments of my heart, the
At the conclusion of the exercises, the scholars, of
which there may have been 400 present, marched to
the Royal &;hool premises, where they sat down and
enioved a feast a la Hawaii.
and torensic talents, aituougii uigti recommen
dations, do not of themselves constitute finan
cial ability. Whether he i fully qualified to ad
minister the financial affair of the nation remains
to be seen. We doubt not that be is. .and trust
that he will le able to dissipate the torpor which
now possesses our national credit, and may be
able to impart to it whut it cooiild jxissess the
vvUl lis t-lar k llwi'A.. "
The Forrisa Xevra.
We present in another column a brief summary
of the news by the last mail. The tone of the
French jmpers when alluding to the French and
English alliance is quite belligerent, and the
English papers speak as independently in regard
to France, showing that the popular feeling
is strongly against a further alliance, and
that it would not take any great misunderstand
ing to lead to an open rupture between the two
A serious question has just arisen between the
United States and England in the matter of the
latter government claiming the right to overhaul
American merchantmen, suspected as slavers. It
is a thing that the American government will
never submit to, and from the enforcement of
which the British government will proahly re
cede without creating further disturbance. In
relation to the present position of the three lead
ing powers, the San Francisco lie: aid of the ISth
June says :
"The singular attitude assumed by the English
government towards the United States, in again in
sisting on the right of search, invents the relative po
sition of that country towards other powers with more
than usual interest. In the event of hostilities be
tween the United States and England, it is of primary
importance to know how other European owcrs
stand affectel towards th;it country. Although our
exchanges contain nothing striking relative to the
understanding between England and France, yet, a
close scrutiny of what has teen received, reve.,lis an
active preparation for the worst on Uth sides.
France is actively engaged in augmenting her naval
force, while England is equally busy in perfecting
her seacoast defences, and increasing her militnry
garrisons, strengthening her fleets, and s -eking for
eign alliance. Xo less than fifty-three vessels of dif
ferent rates are on the Brocks iu France, and in pro
cess of construction. Of this number seven areships-of-the-line,
and fifteen first class frigates the re
mainder being corvettes and bomb shis. The French
government is also hastening on the work of adapting
all the sailing vessels of the navy to carry steam j where our citizens dispensed their well-known hospi-
I guides of my conduct. Before God,- and the world,
I can never be aught in regard to the doctrines
; therein contained but American. And, while satis-
, factory considerations have induced me to take office j
. under the Hawaiian government, I have theconscious-
ness within my breast that I will. Heaven helping
me, remain true to those principles of honor and ;
probity which are inseparable from the true American ;
. plint l r 1 -' -' 1 "
t with whoever I had dealings Kamebameha IV. will
! find me the same in every instance in which I may be
' called to give my advice in his councils.
j Mr. Gregg's renmrks, of which a mere outline only
is presented, were listened to with marked attention,
and elicited frequent applause.
' 7. The Star Spanylei Banner may Its briplit Btars alwavs
bine, anil it trie, like ihe of the rainbow, prove a bow of
promise to 111 oppressed of all nations.
! Responded to by Judge Bordex, in one of those
felicitous speeches which are so pleasant to listen to,
but utterly impossible to report. The rapturous
( and frequent applause evinced the appreciation of the
company. Mr. G. W. Woolsey, by a request from the
President, sang the Star Spangled Banner.
8. The oriijinal Thirteen a glorious ancestry. May the
union they perfected be maintained through all time. The old
folit at home.
9. The Confutation of the United States the palladium
of Freetlt-m. Hail Columbia.
10 The Union it must he preserved, or litwrty falls. " Lib
erty anif I nion, one anil inseparable." Kecitatiou "Dissolve the
Ctiion f" by Mr. L. F. Hr.aTTT.
11. The American Army itlel in Mexico are gunrantees
for the future. Air Hranhinytan''t March.
12. The American .Vary it points to a glorious past.
, 13. American Commerce. the first ia the w rid. Its sails
j whiten every ea. Air IVood up.
! At the conclusion of the regular toasts, Judge Bor
1 den handed in the following sentiment from Mr.
: Pratt, the American Consul, whose 511 health only,
he said, prcventei his attendance. J
The government of the United St'itex, a sysfctn of civil
compact, l"vispl ami franml by the wisiloin of the pntrio of
the American Revolution, to secure men in thfir riphts of civil
snd relii"" liiierty, ami which fully recigiiiz'-s thv original sov
ereignty ami independence of the people.
j After a number of volunteer toasts, the company
broke up, having enjoyed themselves heartily as well
a-s rationally, and celebrated their national anniver
sary, as was remarked by Judge Borden, " in the
good old-fathioued style." The dinner was a sub
scription affair, the company mostly composed of
mechanics, t" whose credit it should be said that a
more decorously conducted and well arranged public
dinner we have seldom seen.
Meantime dozens of picnics, luaus, and private
J dinner-parties were going on in the city and environs,
Improved Stock. The beef cattle of these islands
will soon compare well with those of many more fa
vorably situated countries. Mr. Chapin, from Dr.
Wool's plantation, brought, up last Thursday, in the
John Voting, a three-fourths Durham bull, fourteen
months j!d, which was as large and handsome a crea
ture sr ever saw of his age. As a proof of his good
E Dints need only mention. thalTluunas Cummin
sq., an acknowledged connoisseur in stock, at once
paid the price which was asked for him lie
is from a bull introduced by Dr. Wood some three
years ago from the Uuited States via Cape Horn.
Resoute Rra. Hy the lust steamer to San Fran
cisco, Capt. James Smith received from New London
a bottle each of Sherry, Port, Brandy and Jamaica
Rum, which were found on board the British dis
covery ship the Resolute, when she was boarded in the
North Atlantic by the crew of an American whaler.
On Monday last, at dinner on board his bark, the
Yankee, Capt. Smith complimented his Engli.sh
guests by opening these relics. The recollections
suggested were, it mny be supposed, very pleasant.
new gol.i fields. Truly, this is insanity. July and
August will settle the question, as at that period of
the year, the water of Frazier's River is low, and the
barscan be worked to advantage. Should they prove
to he rich, the hills will be correspondingly good.
As for myself, I think one " gold country " in a
life-time is a dose, and nothing has unsettled the uni
versal Yankee nation so much ns these discoveries of
the oro lying around, out doors, loosely, for any one
to pick up.
The ship Caribbean, from Hongkong, picked np
at sea seven Japanese, who, having been blown off
the coast of Japan in a gale of wind, were drifting
about for a long time, ami by th'8 lucky means of
escape from starvation, have come among us, it
would seem, to pave the way for a lietter and more
widely extended intercourse with that government.
The agent of the United States governaient, J. Ross
Browne, Eq., and resident here, has communicated
with the department at home, advising a safe con
duct for them in one of our finest naval steamers, as
early as possible. Meantime they are around in San
Francisco, sight seeing, the most courteous attentions
being paid them by our citizens. They are much as
tonished at our telegraphic communications and gas
light, the nature of which has been-explained by one
of their countrymen here, named Toro. It is the in
tention to give them ns much insight as possible into
our institutions, internal improvements, &c, before
their return home, end who knows thelenefits which
may arise from it, in time to come.
We have had quite a fleet of sh'ps from China in
the past fortnight, and the sugar and rice markets,
in consequence, are somewhat depressed. I note the
British ship Carihhean, 374 passengers ; American
ship Boston Light, 877 passengers ; British ship
Jlfooresfoot, 500 passengers, and Chilean ship Eloisa.
Our money murkef , iu consequence of the Frazier's
River excitement, is quite stringent, as in the past
month quite an amount of capital has been trans
ferred to the different points in Bellingham Biy and
Paget Sound. I saw a money-loaner, a day or two
j since, who informed me that he was off in the first
' steamer, because he finds it difficult to place his funds
; at berter than two percent, per month. Poor fe'low!
his case is a hard one, and ought to be attended to.
Affairs in the East look well for a very large emi
gration hither in all this year and the next. The
Vaxptke. Mr. Howland succeeded yesterday af
ternoon in taking a fine daguerreotype of the race
horse Vandyke, now considered the champion cf
the Hawaiian turf. Mr. Spencer intends sending
an ambrotype copy to the London Illustrated JVews,
with an account of the race. By reference to our
advertising col lining it will be seen that Vandyke
challenges the field, to run on the next holiday, July
31st, for any amount from one to five thousand dol
lars Boston's backers are good pluck, and s ty he
will be on hand again.
; about the right position to compromise on fares,
i and unless a more frequent steam communication is
put on the route, we may expect to see a large influx
via Cape Horn. The bark Iconium has lecently left
Boston with fifty passengers, and another vessel is on
the berth, advertising for emigrants.
Our weather is delightful, and our strawberry
market beats anything ever seen. This has been a
great season for them but as I do not wish to make
the mouths of your readers irrigate," I will take
my leave with an aloha. . Stpfiax.
power at the shortest notice, ano will stwn be in pos
session of a fleet of 150 war steamers of a large class.
The transports connected with the service are about
being fitted up with steam power, and a large num
ber of sailing frigates have teen converted into steam
transports, for the rapid conveyance of a great body
of soldiery at one time. In addition to these prepara
tions, four other ports are being prepared as fast as
possible for naval rendezvous, like those of Cherbourg
and Toulon. All this looks like preparation for some
descent on the coasts of another nation, to effect which
an overwhelming torre anil rapid movement will !e
requisite. The inhabitants of Cardiff, located on the
British Channel, have lately presented to their gov
ernment that a French verisel-of-war has leen em
ployed off their coast in making a topographical sur
vey of the coasts, with hostile intent, and this cir
cumstance has considerably increased the general idea
held by the English masses that an early war with
France is most likely to occur. The French press has
also been less restrained of late in their denunciations
of England, and indulges in a degree of bitterness
fully reciprocated on the other side of the water. The
. established censorship over the French journals is
evidence that the .Linperor is well aware of their tone,
and gives his sanction to their fulminations. A care
ful perusal of the journals of t lie two countries will
satisfy the reader that latent enmity and confirmed
hate exist on both sides of tho channel, which re
quires all the skill and nerve of the rulers to keep
from open hostilities. The commerce of France is
not so extensive as to require the vast additions to
her naval lorce that are already in process of con
struction, nor are the relations of that country to the
other powers of the globe in such a condition .as to
require the immediate transportation of an immense
army to their shores. England is the only power
with which she has any raisuuderstanding at all, ex
cept the mere bagatelle in China, and very little
doubt exists that all these gigantic preparations are
intended for the sudden descent of an overwhelming
force on the coasts of England. It is, however, quite
certain that as long as these silent, yet emphatic
measures continue, we have little to fear from a war
with England. All her resources will be required to
protect herself and retain her valuable colonial poe-
. QT Tue Yankee will probably not sail before
Tuesday aert. -' ' .. ' .
i tality. But the exciting feature of the day was the
j long talked of race ou the Waikiki course, between
I the favorite native horse Hulupala, or Boston, and
Mr. Frank Spencer's gray, Vandyke. The natives
i felt sure that their nag would on this occasion, as he
j has in most other instances, have been the winner;
1 bnt in order to make sure it is said that thev resorted
to some of the ancient incantations the " mighty
magic" of dog, fruit, fith and poi. An immense
erowd of foreigners and natives were on the plain, in
carriages, ou horse back and on foot. It is estimated
that live or six thousand persons were present. Bet
ting ran high, being freely offered at two to one by
the natives on Boston. It is impossible to say how
much money changed hands at this race. The stakes,
however, were but $100 a side, half mile heats, best
two in three. Ou the first heat, Vandyke came in
three lengths ahead. - The second start was pro
nounced unfair, although it was plain that the gray
would again be the winner. On the third heat,
Vandyke's rider (who by the way, sat his horse
beautifully) evidently felt confident of victory, and
allowed Boston to cover his horse's flank until with
in a short distance of home, when, with one touch of
his whip, the noble animal bounded a length and a
half ahead of the native, and Vandyke was declared
the winner, much to the astonishment and disgust of
Boston's many backers.
In the evening, fireworks were let off on the market-house
square, aud a ball, got up in excellent
style, came off at R, C. Janion's new store. Al
together, the celebration of the Fourth of July, 1858,
exceeded in all respects that of any anniversary or
holiday on these islands, that we remember. In the
American papers, we frequently notice at this time of
the year whole columns headed " Accidents on the
Fourth," but we are happy to say that no serious
ones occurred here. Everything went off smoothly
and pleasantly, although every avenue out of the city
was crowded with throngs of horsemen and women
! from noon till dark. " . , "
Salt. We notice a shipment ier' Yankee of some
fifty tons Puuloa Salt, by the proprietor of those
works, Mr. Daniel Montgomery. Under the able
management of .Mr. Montgomery, the manufacture of
th's salt has boesi greatly improved, and it is now
warranted to be entirely free from its former objec
tionable quality lime. We learn that large quan
tities of this salt are used in the laboratory of the
United States Mint, at San Francisco.
Election. The following grntlemrn were chosen
.officers of Honolulu Fi "e Co. No. 1, at the annual
election held on Wednesday evening:
L. F. Bkattt, Foreman.
G. W. Croeker, Jlsxt. Foreman.
' Dudley C. Bates, Secretary.
W. F. Ladd, Treasurer.
Joseph O. Carter, Delegate to the Fire Dept.
The KEKArxcoM. We learn from Mr. W. H.
Johnson that vessel, having been thoroughly re
paired under the supervision of Mr. Foster, will
probably arrive here about the loth inst. Both
masts have lieen taken out, a new main-mast put
jn the planking where necessary has been replaced
by new and the vessel has been entirely recaulked.
Foa tie Gold Diggings. The good schooner San
Diego leaves this for the Gold Diggings in a few days.
She is a fine craft of her class, and those wishing to
try their luck at the new EI Dorado, will not be
likely to have a better opportunity, for a pleasant
passage to Puget Sound for some time to come,
than by this vessel.
Removals. We learn that J. C. Spalding, Esq.,
contemplates removing his business about the first
of August, to the capacious premises at present occu
pied by R. C. Janion, Esq. Mr. Everett removes his
' Auction Stand next week to the new building reoent-
. ly erected by Mr. Janion on Queen street.
Supreme Court. The July Term of the Supreme
Court of these islands commenced on Monday last.
Chief Justice Allen on the bench, but that being a
holiday, tho court adjourned to Tuesday,
dar, we learn, is a short one, and the foreign cases
will be got through with to-day.
Mr. Editor : After reading your very just strict
ures upon the governnieut press, my attention was
called to the review of the report of the President of
' the Board of Education by the government organ.
Your figures show the government to be a pecuniary
loser by sustaining that press; the said review does
away with the only other argument in its favor, its
power to explain the measures of government, " to
vindieate its principles and rebuke faction and cau
tiousness." ! The organ condemns the President and the Board
by wholesale, protests against tiie reprintiug !la-
, waiiiiu books because they are " literary abortions
j Colburn's Arithmetic for instance aud because he
is iu favor of the speedy adoption of English schools
in place of the Hawaiian rre schools. He would have
us believe that 81C0 scholars cau be taught English
for 35,000 per year. That is, that good English
teachers can x had for or $?15 per month, and
that all tho former teachers of the Hawaiian people
are immeasurably to blame for not havingconsecrated
their energies to tench a few individuals English and
abandoned the multitudes of the nation to ignorance,
a teacher often called the devil's foreman."
The Polynesian is not satisfied with this, it charges
the Board of Education with " keeping the ear and
breaking the senne"' of the law in regard to the nn-
; sectarian character of schools. Nor is the editor con
sistent with himself; he charges the President of the
Board as being sectarian and then rates him soundly
for not giving religious education enough. This cry
of sectarianism is only a blind, for the organ insin-
i uates that it is the duty of the Board of Education to
establish any number of schools for .Catholics, than
which there is no more sectarian sect in the known
world. The prcseut number of schools is amply suf
ficient for the wants of the people; there are now only
twenty-five scholars on an average to a school, and
by the present law the faith of no scholar is meddled
with. The people elect their school trustees and so
control the character of the teachers. The sectarian
plan which the editor so desires to sec re-established
has once been tried and abandoued. It would not
work. If the editor would know why it was aban
doned and the present system adopted, let him exam
ine the reports in the Polynesian of Mr. J. F. B.
Marshall and E. P. Bond, Esq., two of the most un
sectarian men this kingdom has ever seen.
But why does the government organ comedown so
hard on the Board of Education ? Have they vio
lated any law ? They are sectarian. Is the law sec
tarian ? No. Tho Board of Education is sectarian,
therefore the schools are sectarian. Mr. Government
j Organ, did His Majesty appoint His Ex., Prince Lot
Kamehameha, His Honor, Chief J astice Allen and
Mr. Armstrong as sectarian men ? Please tell what
sects they belong to. Will His Ex. the . Prince, His
Honor, the Chief Justice, will tho President of the
The calen- ; Board permit the law to be violated ? If they do, is
there not a remedy ? who believes that the Uoanl
i of Education is sectarian ? Does His Majesty ? does
the Prince ? does His Honor the Chief Justice ? does
the Privy Council? does the Legislature? If they
Prettt Good. What is the difference between
' legal documents and the feline species ? Why, one i j0j will they not be punished for any violation of the
have pauses at the ends of their clauses, while the
other have clawses at the ends of their pawses.
Sheep to California. Instead of 300 sheep, as
we announced last week, we learn that it is intended
to ship 1000 by the bark Friendship.
Thanks.' We are indebted to Mr. S. G. Wilder,
and Capt. Ingersoll of the IVhiU Swallow, for favors
in the news line.
law i What, Mr. Editor, can be more factious, more
captious than this? For a government organ, cre
ated, owned and supported by the government at a
yearly pecuniary los-i to abuse the hand that sustains
it, to defame the highest executive and judicial offi
cers of government and to reflect upon the good judg
ment of the King, and that too iu the very same
paper which contains the Appropriation Bill passed
by the Legislature, signed by , the King, in . which
FIFTEEN" ( '
DAYS LITER FROM TIIE EAST.
f Arrival of the " White Swallcw."
The above vessel, which was daily expected, for
the past ten days, arrived bu Friday morning last, in
eleven days from San Franciseo. She brought the
New York mail of May 20th. with dates from Europe
to May 8th, and California papers to the 20th June.
The principal subject of inteiest is the Frazier
River Mines, the movement towards which diggings
continues or rather increases in volume. On the
16th and 17th June, 1800 passengers are said to have
left San Francisco for the New Mines. These were
mostly old miners, and went evidently expecting and
prepared to meet a rough life. In spite of the glow
ing accounts which are constantly given, the news
papers seem to consider the drawbacks quite equal.
At the battle with the Indians, mentioned last week,
the loss of Col. Steptoe was quite 'small, being only
seven killed, while the Indians lost fifteen. Govern
ment was taking measures to concentrate troops in
the Indian country. Ten dollars per day is said to
be a fair average for the miners, though the accounts
Mexico, as usual, is in a state of anarchy and con
fusion, and it would be a difficult matter to say which
of the belligerent parties are the most likely of suc
cess. Aflantic Side.
The whaling ship Young Hero, burnt at Lahaina.
was insured for 27,000; and the IVinslow, wrecked
at Honolulu, for 18,500 both in New Bedford
Outrages bt British Cruisers on American Ves
sels. Several outrages are said to have been com
mitted by British officers upon American vessels late
ly arrived from the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and
the West Indies.
The bark Glenburn, at Havana from Antwerp,
reported on her arvi-al that she had been boarded by
a British naval officer, who asserted that he had
orders to board and search all vessels sailing off the
Capt. Gage, of the bark IV. FT. Chandler, which
arrived at New York yesterday, reports that while
lying in the harbor of Sagu t la Grande, his vesael
was Iwtrded by the second lieutenant of the British
steamer Styx, who made a thorough examination of
the ship and her papers. He also boarded and
searched all other vessels in the port, most of which
belonged to the United States. This conduct arou-ed
the indignation of the authorities ofSama la Grande,
and the Port Captain drew up a protest against the
action of the British naval officer, to which the mas
ters of the searched vessels affixed their signatures.
The ship Tropic Bird at Philadelphia, reports that
she was bought to by the British gun boat Jaspar,
who fired shot, and the officers of which on boarding
said they were searching for slavers and would arrest
every suspected vessel
Capt. Loring, of the brig Win gold, arrived at
Bosron on Sunday night last. He reports on the
SOth ult, after leaving SierVa Morena, he was fired
into by a British cruiser. One of the balls buried
itself in the mainmast, close to the Captain's head.
They afterwards were hoarded by a fully armed
boat's crew, who insisted on exaniing the brig's
In the Senate on the 14th, on motion of Mr. Bright,
a resolution was unanimously adopted requesting the
President of the United States to communicate to the
Senate, as far as should be compatible with the pub
lic interest, any information which may have been
o '-'j . b rumor that. th- P
alliance was to be cemented bv l Wpi
Prince Napoleon and the Princess AjVT S
bridire. . J w '
. Frm China.
. Our dales arc to the 2Sd of Anril n.
everything is quiet The China Mail of i7,
" The fonr Plenepotentiariea hav tJ""'i
hae, in expectation of there, orot Sni,i H
toe Chinese Commissioner ; but the latter t - i"
interview, by hurrying on southward ; .l-.T'v
L. . ..
bone that their Excellencies would folio, k:..
This, however the representatives of the M eJll
ers had not the roost distant intention of doinri
contrary, they instxntlv nr.ii r , 1
... "hjj isung-han tot
on to Canton, or t retrace his steps and fr,u0
north, as he might deem proper."
The Friend of China, of 24th April sari
" Our last intelligence from Shnnghne 'qj
iiuiuiuk eiiucr very novel or very strikine remJ
the position of matters in the North of CVi.,.1
fall of Canton produced bat little nercentihl. -i
in the attitude and bearing of the Chinese hoif
Government A dispatch from Pekimr J '
at Shanghae directing the foar Foreign P!enipote
ries to return to Canton to meet the np. i.f
Commissioner, the recently appointed Vice-nt 1
two Kwang provinces. Thereupon Lord FiJl
mediately determined upon advancing in the 4io
of Peking, and embarked in H. M. steamship pt. "
at daylight, on Saturday, the 10th April.
Lord Elgin's emphatic declaration in rnl.
address of the Shanghae mercantile community J
no doubt that he is prepared to follow up hie J.
mintion of proceeding to the Peillo and thes.
remng, unless in the meanwhile a duly aoW
Commissioner from the China Emperor is deleg,
meet the Foreign Ministers, and to make flu
cessions and afford thoae guarantees which nmt
rant the expectation that the international tl. J
between China and the countries t,t lVx.r. m..
dom may be satisfactorily adjusted, and giro, f
present and future disputes be permanently rJ
Tli ere are not, we are assured. th r;i..t T
dicatlons of the the trouble at Canton interfwi
any wy to alter the pacific intercourse of forfi-:, f
with Cfiinese Mandarins and people in th
northern prts, where the confidence und serf '
seourity are in na way startled. Lord Elgin' -preceded
aday by the Russian steamer An'
with the CoiJnt Putaitine and suit ; and folWV
the 14th by tfie U. 8. 8. Miasissippi with Mr I
and on the 15tl by H. L M. 8. A-idaceiiie w'-.
Baron Gros. Accompanying the Furious art
P:que, Nimrod, ilaney. Leney and Cormorant k
the Andaceuse areVtbe Primauqet, Fusee and P
thon, and on the rrail of the Mississippi, st,
Antelope and Minesota altogether a stiurvlrn
fifteen vessels." -.
Farther A boat the "Job a Gil pi.,.- A
We have been permittedV0 make use of the 1
ing letter from Captain Ropes to C. Breaor
in relation to the loss of the John Gilpin :
BosYIpn, April 28, IS
Dear Sia : Sorry am I to inform you of tht,i
oi me jonn iritpin, oa vape norn, lat. it
long. 50 W. We came up and ept'ke the IJarl
Jessie on the 1st of January. Oir passers.
seemed pleased with theship. &c Gn Janem";
at 2 A. M.; in mid-watch, blowing a fresh J,., j
uuder cloee-reefed topsails and reefed courses, f
severe shock ; tried the ptimp, and found si -j
little or no water ; sounded and pumpd every ( i
and found same water as before. At 1 A. M. ( ;
ed the pump, and after an hour's interTl in :?J
ing, sounded and found five feet water in ti I i
Rigged both pumps and started them. -On Itrx
over the bows, saw the lower part of the mi1
and fore-foot was gone as far down as w coi
as the ship rose to the heavy ea that was 'na-:..-'
but we were unable to do anything outside; '4 -.
the leak. Went below in the fore-peak and I.
the skin, to see if anything could be donrV " "
Could bear the water rushing in iust forward .
received concerning the recent search or seizure of board fore-rigging, bat could not get at it(
Gulf of Mexico or the adjacent seas, and also what j to keep some of our passengers quiet, and we?
measures, if any have been taken in relation thereto, the water gaining on both pumps, and the w-l
a me iin ine same resoiui iou was nuopieu 1:1 me
House of Representatives. It seems that, within the
past six weeks, quite a number of American mer
chantmen have been overhauled by British gun-boats
in search of slavers, and the odious and insulting
" right of search" has been thoroughly revived. At
Laguna la Grande, especially, some ten or twelve
American ships were searched, while in port, by the
British war steamer Styx, and the event has created
an excitement in the minds of our people which it
will be very difficult to allay. As most of our in
formation on this subject comes from New York, your
correspondent in that city will furnish you with par
ticulars of the offences to which the Congressional
resolutions refer. In addition to the resolutions to
which I have alluded the Senate yesterday passed the t with a ship, to abandon tho John Gdpni,tr1!'
following! j alinnn impokaU.la, the w-y .he mule water, t t-
" Hesoire't, Thit the Committee on Foreign Rela- gan to work and open forward, on accounti,
tions be instructed to inquire whether any Jegislation casks in the lower hold washing from their
is necessary to enable the President of the United about the hold as she rose and fell to the be
looking threatening, with heavy sea and icehfr,i
field ice around us. Our next sound was eigh I
water in the hold. As it was coming on night, j. i
the passengers the really critical state of theV X
and told them to prepare themselves andchiMr-01 "
anything that might occur during the night
then got our boats ready for u-, and put watr
visions, &c, into them, in case we should r0
them during the night, as the water gained '
pumps teartully. Our next sound was thirteen ',
so you can imagine how she made water, nd I '
wish to pass such another night as this wig, a-i
as I live. At 4 A. M., held a consultation iritis
cers and passengers, in regard to the stteoft(ief
and came to the conclusion, in the event ot UY.
Actios of Government is .the Matter. The
Government was fully alive to it duty even before j
these British outrages were noticed in Coiisrress. '
Correspondence was at once opened with Lord Napier,
and the latter, professing to le equally annoyed with
General Ciss at the inexplicable conduct of the
English cruisers, declared that he would communi-
cate immediately with the commander of the squad- :
ron on the West India station, and see that the acts '
complained of did not occur again. But while saris- j
faction and reparation are being sought through the ,
legitimate diplomatic channel, the President has j
taken a more direct and more practical course to i
prevent a repetition of this injury to our commerce i
and insult to our fl.tg. The American squadron in j
the Gulf has already received orders to protect our
merchantmen and to prevent them leirg overhauled
and searched by arty foreign cruizer whatever, f f, j
therefore, the British persevere in stopping American j
States to protect American vessels aga'nst British that was running, and she began to settle fast J
aggression in the Gulf of Mexico or elsewhere, and to i pumps kept going constantly from the timet
report by bill or otherwise." ! covered the leak up to this time. At daylight tr
M . me. north west, which proved to lie the F. JTTT"
ship HrnjorUAtire. rrbtTrartKjCur ,;
ed the Captain of her to take the passengers of r""
rd of c(
of her. He sent two lite-boats on boa
took all of the passengers off, with what
amid save of provisions and baggage, Alp fa
there was no hope of saving the Gilpin, as f-r- -i
had fifteen feet water in the hold, and she ! A '
work ami opeu about the Btem and plnk-shi k
ward, I reluctantly gave orders for allh.lf -
ship, after saving what little we could, whir ? , J;
not much, as the officer of the Englihh ship-y
to return to the Gilpin on account of the he L.
on, and the ship settling so fast. She waa theirt
nels in the water, and the water began to ooib-
the 'tween decks, when I left, and we nil
board of the English ship without any aeci'l'' -fore
losing sight of the Gilpin, saw smoke ml n
issuing from her, supposed it to have n, j
either trom the camboose or lamps
mereliant vessels on the seas, thev tnav suddenly find !
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Under the c:r-i jjiuioh.iiib ium passengers ong
;ivc 'ri, tr
used in Fi
igjge fi- ,1
itim.tinM tca m4V Iron e n fr a i v ninmpnlif qn i.fnol '
hold. We proceeded in the shin u Uiha,
collision between the navies of the two nations. j ""Pred to the Consul an 1 protested, U. 1
The verdict of the court-martial in the trial ofj Z ",T,U ""I
iiij.-icii, vu'ib oinmif aim fits t.iuirv w
M-ijor General Twiggs, of guilty of insubordinate eon-
s'ue', to the prejudice of good order and military
divaipline, is approved; but, in. consideration of his
distinguished services, and of the unanimous recom
mendation of the court, the sentence that he lie re
primanded by the President is remitted. Gen. Twiggs
has arrive! in Washingtou.
A frightful accident occurred on tho New York
Central Rwlnwd, near Utie.-v, on Tuesday morning of
last week. Two trains were passing at the same
moment over the bridge that crosses S iuquoit Creek,
and the bridge, being thoroughly rotten, gave way
beneath the pressure. There wa3 no douht as to the
rotteuness of the bridge, for it h id heen the subject
of public remark for several weeks before the accident
happened.- Lpon examination, several of the main
leams upon which the track was laid, were futind to
be decayed through and through. The cars were
precipitatd nine feet into the creek below, and the
space between the stone abutments of the bridge was
choked with their wreck. me persons were k-lled.
and fifty-five were more or less seriously injured by
Henry Wm. Herbert, lietter known as Frank
Forrester," who has written several works of fiction
and treatises on games and sports of various kinds.
commuted suicide .Monday morning, at the Mevens
House, Broadway shooting himself through the heart
with afistol. He was born in England, and came
to this country about a quarter of a century ago.
His father was a distinguished Dean m the Church
of England, and of aristocratic stock. He had led a
very dissipated life.
We have advices from Europe, rt'a New York and
Panama, to 8th May. The. news is not of very great
interest. Parliament was debating the new India
Government bill, and the Commons had adopted the
first clause, which declares the expediency of invest
ing the government of India in the Crown. Advices
from that government do not appear quite so favor
able as the immediately precedin ; news to the British
arms. Nena Sahib is said to have received large
reinforcements, to be preparing to act on the
offensive. Jh insi, however, had been stormed and
taken by the British troops, and the rebels driven out
with great slaughter, three thousand being killed.
On the other hand, the 37th Knglish regiment was
shut up in Aznnghnr, and were considered in a
critical position. Succor, from various points, was
hastening to their relief.
France remains in a feverish state, and her condi
tion causes considerable anxiety to her Continental
neighbors. At the elections in Paris, on the 2fith
April, for members of the Legislature, M. Jules
Favre, one of the opposition candidates, was elected.
He was the defender of Orsini, the assassin, and con
8equently he was opposed with particular virulence
by the Government ,
La Bkiae France asd Perfidious Albion. The
Paris Unieers, the most bitter of England-hating
French papers, says :
Let us renounce this alliance with perfidious,
insolent England this alliance which has never been
cordial, and which can never bW relied on. An
isolated position would be even more satisfactory.
A rupture would be preferable. No war with Eng
land, however disastrous, could ever destroy dynas- j
ties in France; the alliance on English condition is
more menacing to them: The tomb of St. Helena is j
empty, and from it issued not only the Emperor, but
the Empire. - The cordial allianoe did not prevent
Louis Philippe from expiring at Claremont, aud that j
tomb will remain closed. t i
In pit of all this, we read that, the Jndrpendnre
1 1 i
:.. i r i: - i .
I nui: iu lti;; lor i tiumore, wnere we arnt-i y.
1st of A pvil. .
We spi-ke the ship Janus, of and for A'" &
from Honolulu. No oil Kince leaving.
low came on board, and I told biro a'l tli f"
lars. He was lioun 1 'in to IVrnamlufle v.
and thenee home. The Mary L. S itinn arr,
. Pcrna'iiiiuco on the 2d of March, fr wifr.
I feel deeply the loss of the thip, but ill 'V I , ''.
i?iward satisfaction to sustain nie, an well as ure
ten expression or the teelnigs of iiij ..
which they presented me with to prove tbt f
done my duty, ns well us my officer, t;1 '1
ship and cargo till the last moment that it f
to lie on board of her. J
...3 . J 1 - r )U4 ' I ' V 5
ship in the p-ipers, i.s well as from Mr. I!'!!;f
will ch.se. Please remember me to all ivj(-lix
Honolulu. Rrepectfully youw,
1 Jour R"r
In a Boston paper we find the folluwinf
and letter from dipt. Scott, which tewa toe.
ate Capt. Ropes from blame :
We have been requested to state that the
tions contained in tiie libel filed in thedi fn'
against the owners of the late ship '
which was recently copied into this ty,
gether without foundation and reflect ucj"
the Mrt:iiii of that vessel.
The letter i f the captain of the Enp!h ?h p
rescued the mi.-senders and crew of the Jok
anil whTeh wp mi l.lish l.elnw. fiillv eKW",
...... -- i , i
captain of that ship from all blame, anu F"
... it. u r.r, lUTult.!. ll.lllt
Snip Herefordshire. Feh. 26. 1;
Captaix Ropes -Dear Sir: It is with the 1
commisseration and sympathy for your niif"
condoling with you in the same, have deterw
to wife you a few lines, trusting it mayb',?'j
of slightly alleviating your troubles, and j
you to rally under your trials. I can 'ui".J
stand how dec-Div you must deulore tne ww j
noble ship as the John Gilpin, as it must 1
a great one to yourself aad family, ny aepn ,
as it does of such a fine commaeu, nut
time vou ou?ht to feel an inward ntisfactK
the circumstances, (not only from the opinion
one on board, but from your own consei11" J
that you did all in your power, and as m uch
cnuld do. to iu' vnur shin : but her eon' ,
such, combined with the heavy se runnine1
time, that no human audi could have a.co""
And from the report of my officers who vi
ship, (with that of yourself and officers,) y
vessel was breaking up fast at every heave 01
r tnu;ie mi wout.t nnt have done yur
vour owners or justice to yourself, had y Jf
sued the only line of conduct open to yj ? J
circumstances, that was, abandon which 1 e-
i. i ' did in tW
honorable manner to yourself, having done yi
np to the last
long as was prudent
. E. . . f mm. ..V
ii. . rur mv ftwn cri ii i uj h b-j --- ....
rrateful that I should bve been the ,
saving no many valuable lives, and
that many years of happiness mJ jet be m )
you all. , . jt.
Trusting you may obtain Immediate
your s noere weH-wisner, u
3 rBujnedO . Tiro.. f. Rrwrr.M'.
ier to yourself, having done JJ ,
.moment, remaining by the l
dent, and being the Ut m
vn part I must say that lj
Id it please God to restore you to your .
th and safety, and that a bet'er fhrtone j
your steps, I remain, my dear Capw j