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' ." ' irr.nxcsiiAr r.mixa, oct. 20, ism;
- " St tern ft bat laws vfcato ships harp arrived frertr fretn the
NijtvX W bare bow in port 21 wrwlrrs, spun 16 tost year
Hmc dale. TVr tnUI arrivals of whalers at all the wrt of the
Maud op to Oct. SO Uiia year hare been 71, again 49 wn
time U.t year.
. The ship J kraut Barktr tiringa aa later an" tnwu the Ochntak.
Ska left laax srtaufcl aboat K-pt. U. and brines rcT" from
aineu-eo vraaHs not farlure heard fimuu The total number of
vewcti that have Crqisnl there this aeaaua, so far M hare been
reported, amoanu to 86, and the pro! .ability ia that fully 100
Tea-la hare rraiaed there. The boest refiurta will be f-nuxl In
the But on oar funh pax. These reports are not very farora
!!, bat September remained, which may bare cbanard the as
pect. We erct to Im of nto Urv of oxer 2000 bU., tboatfh
the Richest reported aa yet are the King Fitter, 1300, France t
Henrietta, 1 300, XrryprL, Rtinderr and Mrrrrmac, each
' The Ust week has been memorable for an anireeedentrd ar-.
rival of merchant vessels, and the whanrea were never so
crowded as at present even the Knitted capacity which the nn
tMUi J asariret wharf ssfcra, was eaeerly taken aavaotaawof
by two vesarb at a time, and its narrow gangway of a few feet
in breadth crowded with goods. On Thursday last arrived the
bris a from Saa Francisco with hunber, vegetable and as
sorted msswlisi. the JJaaorerian bark Her-Tj with whale
men' stares and ma assortment of German goods, the ship
Mountain Wast, from Boston, with 400 tons lee, and a quan
tity of coal, hunber and sandrles, and the hark Port ma, from
Liverpool, with the asoal assortment of English goods. Yester
day the ship Harriet 1r Jeie, from New Bedford, arrived,
bringing a foil cargo of whalemen's stores, mostly consigued to
various whale hips; and to-day the barks Alexander, from
Sew London, and Ymnke, frwn San Frsodaco, both bringing
full cargoes of merchandMe, making a total of seven cargoes in
In view of these heavy imports of merchandise occurring so
nearly together, and the generally on favorable reports from the
whaling fleet, trade has languished, and prices of mort descrip
tions of goods have receded from fcrmer quotations. At auc
tiuos we notice that the bidding is very dull and prices rule ex
There Is considerable activity however among the coasting
vessels, the mailer craft bring busily engaged in the putato
trade, bringing that vegetable from Hani and Moiokai to the
whale ships at Tahaina and Hooohilu. The larger vessels And
fall freights of beef, fire wood, polo, hides, sheep and sundries
from the windward Wands. Within the past few days, however,
the rough weather which has prevailed has materially interfered
with i"'"; arrangements, and prevented In a measure the
getting off of cargoes which were all ready for shipment at the
various ports. The most serious Inconvenience felt in the coast
ing trade is the want of suitable lighters or other means of jo
vevtag produce off to the vensels, which, swing to insecure an
chorages, are often compelled to receive cargo while under way,
laying off and on. The instances are almost numberless of val
uable parcels of produce having been seriously injured by sea
water while being conveyed to ship in frail canoes or leaky whale
The introduction of ice firms an era in the commercial his
tory of Honolulu of no trifling importance, and seme nerve was
required in making the venture in the face of popular opinion,
which baa always coated the idea that ice could by any pasai
bility ever become a permanent and paying " institution" in the
The prospect now, however, seems favorable and the
enterprise really deserves sneers.
The schooner Maui Hikina was sold at auction this week for
$1206. She goes) to Tannings Ialand to engage in the cocoanut
oil trade. The small schooner Alexander, recently from Fan
ning Island, was sold fur $750.
The frigate Merrimae ha but) in during the week a Uirre
supply of stores, which win prevent the necessity of her going to
San Francisco for that, object. Among thj supplies taken off
were about 50,000 lbs. bread, 125 bnla. beef, 100 tons coal. -JO
cords wood, Ac
SCO All Market inactive and supp'T quite small. The plan,
tatioos on Kaaai wDl commence grinding shortly.
FLOCE The stork is excessive, and sales of any quantity are
effected only at low rates. Sales of Gallego at auction at til 37.
BEEF Sales of 125 bbls. American M- to the Mrrrimac. on
BEER Sales ex Vorttna of 1000 dox best brands London
bottled Ale at 3 ii dos.
H0P9 Staall sales at auction at lie
FREIGHTS The Am clipper ship Mart Robinson has been
chartered to load 1500 tuos guano at J arris Island, for the
round sum of $13,000, equal to about $12 too. Oil freights
are inactive, and it would he impossible for any ship arriving to
Had a full freight.
EXCHANGE The purer of the U. S. ship Merrimae adver
tised pubtiety on Monday for the sum of -JO.000, fur which bills
on the I'. S. Treasury Department were to be furnished in sums
of $4000 or over. The whole was taken at a rate understood to
average 7 per cent. The demand was large, and the discount
for exchange tm the East rose a little in consequence. We quote
a-hakrk exchange at 5 & 71 per cent.
The California markets appear to have undergone little or no
change from our last quotations.
.TAr BEDFORD OIL. MARKET Aug. SO.
SruM Is in good demand both for export and home use, and
the recent advance in Europe has tended to make the market
here more firm. The transactions since our last include sale of
too bris at 1J0 cents, 240 do at 1-1 cents, 600 do at 123 cents,
and 730 do at 124 cents per gafloo the latter being an advance
on previous quotation). lloUers are now asking 125 cents for
H'aax We notice sales of 1200 bris polar at 53 cents, and
430 do, South Sea, at 50 cents per gauun, which may be consid
ered the market price for good North and South Sea oils.
Waaxtsovr Kenaaius quiet, without transactions. Ship.
fuATKST DATES, received at tbia Ofice.
fean Fraiici-Hro Oct. 8 1 Paris... Aug. 24
Panama, Jf. G. 5ept- 30 Hongkong June 25
New Vorx fcept. j Melbourne, Vic Aug. 27
Loudon Auf. 25 Tahiti Aug. 17
For "ax Fascrt per Finny Major, on Monday orTitesday.
Fur LawtiSA per Kamui, on Thursday.
For Kara per Excel, to-day.
For UrLO per LiboUho, to-day.
POUT OF IZOirOX.TJX.T7. H. I.
For mil reportt from Hkmietkipt, tee tUt on 4 page. I
Oct. 14 Am raercliant ship Mountain Wave, Harding, 14 days
14 IUoov bark Harbunr. Graefenhaim, 168 ds fm Bremen.
H Br bark Pnetena, MeOnwrn, 142 days from LiverpooL
14 Ua htip Enima, IVnoett, H dmy frum can Frmixriaco.
14 Am wb ship Brie, Jcmegan, from Lahaina, off and on,
sailed again same day.
4 Am wh ship Tahmaron, Bubinson, from Lahaina, off
and on ; sailed again same day.
15 Sch Kamoi returned on account lipht winds.
liAm wh ship Abraham Barker, Slacum, frurn the Arctic,
off anil on, 450 WO, 4000 bone.
13 Am wh ship aiarengn. Skinner, from Lahaina, off and
on ; sailed again on the loth for New Zealand.
. is Am wh ship Addison, Lawrence, from the Arctic, 700
wh, 1000 hone.
15 Am wh ship MajeAic, Chester, (late Macomher) from
the Arctic, 150 wh, 2000 bone.
13 Haw wh brig Victoria, Fish, from the Arctic, clean ;
1000 bone by trading.
IS Am wh ship Bragansa, Jackson, from the Arctic, 500
wh, 6000 bone.
9ch Moikeiki, llau, fin Kahului, East Maui.
1ft Ant wh ship William A Uenry, Griimell, from Lahaina,
off and so, 550 this season f sailed azain same day.
17 Am wh ship Benjamin Tucker, Barter, from the Arctic,
400 Wh, 20U0 bone.
1? Am wh ship Benjamin Morgan. Si(snn, from Kodiack
and Bristrl bay via Kealakekua, 400 wh.
17 Am wh ship William Thompson, Child, Inm Arctic,
17 Sch Kaooi Ana, Kikeke, from Kauai.
18 Sch Libetiho, Lovett, from Hi In.
1$ Sch Excel, Antonio, from Kaaai.
18 An wh ship Arnolda, barrel it, from Arctic via Ililo,
450 wh. 4500 bone.
19 Sch Kahuna. Waters, from Ililo.
19 Sch Kamoi, Chad wick, from Lahaina.
1J Am wh hri Agate, Lawtou, from Arctic, 470 brl oil,
22.000 lbs ivory, 19,000 rfcs bone, 1200 skins.
19 Am merchant ship Harriet A Jessie. Gray, 1 52 days fm
New Bedford via Talcahuano, with merchandise to
K Coady A Co.
20 Am merchant bark Alexander, Bush, 12 days from
New London, with mde to C. A. Williams A Co.
20 Am bark Yankee, Smith, 11 days from San Francisco.
Oct 1 Haw wh bar Cynthia, Fherman, to cruise.
14 Sch Marr, Berrill, for Kawaihae.
14 Sch KekauluoM. for Kona via Lahaina.
14 Am brigt. Josephine. Stone, for Jarvis Island.
14 Sch Kamoi, Chad wick, hr lahaina.
1ft Am wm ship Speedwell, Gibhs, to crube.
1ft U. I. M.'s oorrette Burydice, Pichon, on a cruise to the
14 Sch Kaami, Chadwlek. for Lahaina.
1ft Am wh ah Adeline Gibbs, WHhington, to cruise.
19 Sch Maria, MoHeno, for Lahaina.
20 Am wh ship Saratoga, S locum, to cruise.
Rssvkt or BaK TASKS: Lett Sao Francisco 8th Oct at 4
' 'clock F M, with Dght wind and calms from the westward. For
tha Brat eight day, had very light wind and calm since thai
time had moderate wind from N.E. to K. At dsy light, 20th,
sighted East Maui bearing lAW distant 40 miles. ' ' .
Xb, Agslt, from the Arctic, reports that she found the weather
. foggy and stormy, and Ice plenty. Whale shy. Left Bberiog
Sea Sept. 20. Experienced a very heavy gale off Fox Islands.
XT The jTarsaaa, at Lahaina, report the Mowing perm
whalers oa Japan : Aug 15, Kmily Morgan, Chase, 15 brl.
Belle, Browa, 230 1 E- L. B. Jenny, Marsh, 500 j Inlted States;
Woodward, 500 j Sea Breese, Jours, 600 ; Hope, Gifford, 2y0.
jjaja AUstnder crossed the Line 41 day from New
Iodotu la long. i 65 days to Cat Horn, found the weather
beawtad. westerly. Wm 17 day, ia laU 50 to M .
Crowed the tine In the Pactfe 2S0i Sept. in long. 121 light
trad wind the Pacific got the NJL trade i 10 N.
r-m Hs ATmava, Bennett, left Saa Francisco 2Jd Sept had
C-5H.B. wind to the vWnrty of the motherly ,
th-aa In sight othUiands. The a sehoooerfirr was
Wranciaco 30th Sept for Honolulu.
"T iol Wm. Tom took her first right whale this
JZJo7cn t- the lh to the 20th
tJbJ- off Cap. Liabume. Sj'
iTortl. t whiek time the -e wa. Wowy, r wh;U.
Wic?-U or. froa. May 10 to Juf 4. Tlu.
jriSU B-B-uuoft Was perfectly todocked, and drmg
wrrent and th. bcrrx. Would not .dvbe
at the asercy oi u ; Vnrth early to
ahuias try ti " "V" . r
- XT Ship, Japan, Diman, from Cape LIsbttrne, report i
Pawed out Bbering Straits Sept 11, and 17 2d Passage Sept 20.
Sept 27, 1st. S3 X., long. 167 Wn experienced a furious gale of
wind from X. X. shifting suddenly twice during the time to
8. K. and 8, 24th, spoke ship Mortesuma, from Bristol Bay, 450
bris she reimts bark X. 8. Perkins, cue whale, and Florida,
700 bris. The ships that seaaou in the Arctic fell in with the
whale near Cape LUburne 20 miles from shore, about the 7th of
August, altogether aut 30 ships, and followed tbtm north to
Icy Cape. We hare spoken and heard from the following ship:
Sept 1st. hark Baltic, M00 ; Omega, 6 whales J Oaho. Ida.
George A Mao , do ; Helen Mar, 5 do j Aug 25, Java, 000 wh.;
XT Beport of ship Abram Barker glocura, spoke and heard
from Aug 15, Adeline, 5 whale. 300 bris i KapM, 4 wh, 150.
bris i Silver Cloud, 1 wh, 12 brl j Sept 1st, LaRuda, 1 wh, 400
brl ; King Fisher. 800 bris L. C. Richmond, 1 wh, 50 brls j
Aug 20, Otytnpia, 3 wh, 2O0 bris; Scotland, 9 wh, 700 bris j
Superior, dean ; 15th, Midas, 0 wh,5U0 bris ; John Wells, 3 wb,
200 11 j Levi Starbuck, 3 wh, 250 bri 20th, Minerva, 6 wh,
450 bri ; Empire, & wh, 450 ; 22d, Euphrates, dean 5 25th,
Maria Theresa, clean 5 15th, Roman, clean ; Sejit 1, St. Oeoige,
20 bris ; Farachute, 12O0 bris ; Eliza Adams, 3 wh, 500 bris i
Francis Henrietta, 1200 bris ; 15th, UiUiuan, 4 wh, 300 bris
Aug 18, Cicero, clean Sept 1st, Kelieoca Pimm, 190 bri ,
Bharoa, clean 1 AoMrica, 1 wh, 100 bris i Gambia, clean ; An-
telopr, SO bris; Amazon, clean ; Rajah, 25 bris ; Auj; 15, Thoc.
Nye, 600 bri ; Gideon Howland. S wh, 200 brl ; 8ei 1, Rein
deer, 1000 bri j Aug 20, Helen Snow, 50 bris ; Massachusetts,
3 wh, 150 brte j Robert Morrison, 4 wh, 200 bris.
TT The Agate reports the following ships in the Arctic later
than those reported by previous arri"als : Bark Black War
rior, July IS, 1 whale, Aug 29, 2 whales ; Emerald, July 8,
deau ; ship E. F. Mason, July 20, 1 whale, Aug 1, 3 whales ;
hark Emerald, July J, 3 devil-fish, Aug 25. 2 whales and 9 devil
fish -, bark Java, July 20, 1 whale ; ship Nassau, Aug 20, clean
brig Wailua, July 25, clean, Aug 29, 3 whales ; bg Ant ilia, July
2 Aug 10, 1 whale, (200 bris) Mito, Aug 29, 7 whale.
XT Ship Benjamin Tucker took the first right whale in
right of Cape Llsburae, in about lat. 63 N., long. IS 30 W.
from the neighborhood of St. Lawrence Bay to Cape East took
the remainder of ber whales In taking the first whale had a
boat stove, and a man named Corydon Grow gut foul of the line
and was taken down and drowned. Ue was about 13 years old.
a native of Waterbury, Vermont.
XT ghip Benjamin Morgan, from Kealakekua, report at
that port Oct. 14, French ship Jason, Use he, from the Arctic,
clean ; American sealing schooner Franklin, Holt, of Xew Lon
don, 17,000 furs and 12,000 hair sealskins, and SO bris seal oil.
Would probably touch at Honolulu.
XT C"! Sarvent, of ship Arnolda, from St. Paul's Island,
450 wh, 4,500 bone, sends up a report from Ililo, but most of
the vessels have arrived already.
IT The sperm oil reported in our last issue as taken by ship
Mareia, was caught in lat. 33 34 and long. 347 40 W.
The four whale taken stowed down 123 barrels. Capt. Billings
reports that he saw sperm whale three times on the passage from
Cook's Ink-t to these Islands.
XT Ship Mountain irat e left Boston May 21 was 74 days
to Caje Horn, 21 da- -ff the Cape. Off Peruana I uco, spoke
whaleship E1izuleth, of X. B.. and bark Damon, both homeward
bourn.. Oct. 13, buried at sea William Austin, seaman, bclou
jng to Xortluuupton, Mass., agud 33. died of consumption.
Rkport of Bark Fortxxa : Sailed from Liverpool 13th
May met severe weather in the Channel ; sea broke ou board,
by which the mate's leg was broken ; 18th, arrived at Milford,
put the mate in sick lodgings ; 25th, sailed from Milford. June
11, off Isle of Madeira, spoke the following ships : Fort William,
from London to Calcutta ; Ppeedy, from London to Sydney ;
Elisa Slump, from London to St. Kitts. Afterwards experienced
light variable winds to the Line crossed it iu 25 ' 32. Passed
Cape Horn, 6th Ao, Itieo Ramirez, 9th; spoke no vessels off
the Horn, one French sliii
in company ; 16th Sept crossed the
w.thfiai .13 long. 126 got
Line in Uie 1'actQc in 113 9
X.E. trad wind? ; 14th Oct. arrived at Honolulu.
Jam Mffiiiviv Master lau-k Portena.
XT The Harriet ic Jet.it. from New Bedford, croased the
Line iu the AtUntic June 25, in king. 27 oo w. Arrived off
Cape Horn July SO, ex-wrienced stroug breeze and very fopsy
weather ; saw several vessels, but spoke none. Aug 4, weather
! Dleasaut. mde the S.W. part of Hermit Island (the extreme
point of Cape Horn) bearing W. i P., distant 36 miles. Being
short of water, made for Talcahuano, arriving there Aug 23.
Aug. SI, sailed again for Honolulu. Left at Talcahuano an
American bark bound to Xew York did not note her name.
Crowd the Line this tide lcll5 0 W. Took the X.E. trades In
about 16 s and had them light until in Uie neighborhood of
XT lU-'iort of ship Addison, Lawrence, from Arctic, 700 wh,
10.000 bone : tfept 2, Kmerald, Ilalleck, 2 whales ; 1st, Nassau,
I unlock, 4 do ; Black Warrior, Brown, 2 do 5 Tybee, Freeman
7 do ; Johu & Kiiiabeth, Lester, 8 do. Whales average this
season in the Arctic about 100 r arrets each, though in some
VKSSEI.S IX PORT. OCTOBER 2t.
V. S. steam-fripate Merrimae. Long.
Am clipier sh Golden Eagie, llanliup, up for X. Bedford.
Am clipper ship K- F. Willets, Holmes, up for New London.
Am clipper ship Skylark, Follansbee, up for New Bedford.
Am clipper ship West Wind, Baxter, up for Xew Bedford.
Am clipper ship Marr Kolinm, Harding.
Danish merchant bark t'and.tce, ifchau, up for Bremen.
Am bark Young Greek. Taylor.
Brem brig Teutouia, Hulling.
Fanny Maw, Faty
Haw bri Advance. Knglish.
Am ship Mountain Wave, Hardy.
Br bark IV-rVaia, McGoweu.
Haw brig Emma, Bennett.
Am ship Harriet A Jessie. Oray.
Am bark Alexander, Biru.
Am bark Yankee, Smitli.
Am ship Ben. Morgan Sii.
Am ship W Thompson, Chills.
Am ship Caroline, Gifford
Am ship Metacotii. Hints
Am ship Japnn, IHman
Am ship Jas. Maurr, Curry.
Am ship Wm. c Nye. oule.
Fr ship Nil, Granddaiue
Am ship Beu. Tucker, Barber.
Am ship Majestic, Chester.
Am ship Bragansa, Jackson.
Am bk Frances Palmer, Green
Am bark Mercury, liayden
Am bk South America, Walker
Am bark Sarah Sheaf, Loper
Am bk Mary A Susan, Stewart
Haw bk Metropolis, Com stock.
Haw sch l'fiel, DKuelsherg;
Haw Brifc Victoria, Fish.
Am brig A (rule, Lawton.
Am ship Adiliaoa, Lawrence.
Vrewrl Eipeclrd f root Fvreisn Parfa
Hamburg bris; Hero is now due from llonkong, with a cargo
of China poods.
j Am. sch. L. P. Foster, Moore, wUl be due in Octolwr from Pu
! (ret Sound, with lumhrr.
t Am ship Kurnjia may be looked for from Ban Francisco in all
I October, to load oil.
! Am. brie Anrenett, 233 tons, Studley, sailed from Xew Bed
ford Anjrust 5. for thia port.
Am. srbKnor 31artha, l"et dial low, sailed from New London
for Honolulu July 1.
Aw. ship Modern Times, of II. A. Pierce's Line of Packets,
left Boston for Honolulu, via Tahiti, August 5.
Am. ship Gladiator sailed from Xew Bedford June 12th, for this
port, due Nov. 8 148 days.
The clipper sbip Vyreu, Green, 1085 ton, sailed from Boston
direct Hay 23, couaigaed to C. Brewer 2d, due Sept. 3C I'M
Am ship Aufdo Saxon will load oil at Lahaina due Oct. 15.
From Sas Fbascisco per Emma, Oct 14 7 trunks clothing,
7 cs hats, 3 cs tobacco, 1 cs ax handles, 10 cs saleratus, 1 cask
claret, 30 ke,!S liuiKw, 9 pkgs do, 335 sacks oats, 100 bris bread,
5 M feet flooring, 17,290 ft boards, 200 pickets, 19 sacks iota
toes, 4 cs cheese, 1 sign, 50 h(T onions, 45 bris beef.
From Faasrwco per Yankee, Oct 20357 pkp mdse,
4 cs lacquered ware, 2 do powder, 20 keys nails, 2 bundles sad
dlery, 29 pkgs liqu.sr, 37 cs brandy cherries, S cs cherries, 440
bags nats, 200 sacks flour, 13 bxs, 1 bri drujrs, 2 puncheons rum
2 casks wine, 400 brails shingles, 2 bris wine, 1 plow, 14 baps
barley, 9 bxs apples, 10 casks ale, 238 sacks onions and potatoes,
300 d brooms, 1 trunk.
A larve portion of our list of imports by late arrivals ha been
unavoidably crowded out of the present issue.
For KoA, Hawaii per Kekauluohi, Oct 14 3 horses, 2 jacks,
20 pkps mdse. 2 canoes.
For Lahaisa per Kekauluohi, Oct 14 30 pkjrs liquors, 1 an
chor and chain.
From KarAi per Keonl Ana, Oct 17500 bndls tobacco, 6
brl potatoes, 5 hap onions, 5 bndls bananas, 100 lemons, 2 bri
pork, 4 keg butter, 5 cords firewood, 1 horse, 1 bullock, 12 hogs,
7 chickens, lot water melons.
Fmm Km ai per Excel, Oct 18 140 bris molasses, 32 bri
beef, 2000 bullock-horns, 3 pies.
From Sax Fba xoijwo per Kmnis, Oct 14 Mr Mills, William
Park, John tmitli, John t'orwin, M. McXerny.
Fmm Bbkmss er Harburg, Oct 14 Paul Zsenberg, Adolph
From Xw Bedford per Harriet k Jessie, Oct 20 Capt W
J Oray. Mrs A A Gray, Chas W Gray, Josephine Gray, Alia
Kmily Cntts, Mr Richmond, Mr L L Gray and child.
From Sax FaAitcisro per Yankee, Oct 20 Rev EH Corwln,
wire and 2 children. Rev John McClay, wife and 2 children, Mra
Harris ami 2 children, Mrs W S Ilughson and child. Miss S E
Hall, Miss M K Ladd. J C Merrill, L C Hanks, John McCobran,
Gerre Gage, Master Huph Curry, X P Leach. California Min
strels J A Mordo, Chas K Hamilton; Lew Rattler, Joe Murphy,
Thn Darling, Pete Sterling, K II Ellis. Six In the steerage.
For Lahaixa per Kekauluohi, Oct 14 F A Oudinot; for
Kona, by the same II A Xeilson, G H Spalding;, W Good ale,
ami 30 on deck.
From Kaiai r Keoni Ana, Oct 17 EQ Ingalla, J R OpiU,
60 on deck.
From Koxa per Excel, Oct 18 One in the cabin and 8 oo
PORT OF XtAHAXXTA
Oct. 13 General lVHautnoul, Darmandarit. of Havre, 80 sp,
900 wh, 12,000 bone, from Arctic
14 Moctrturo . Tiuker, of X B, 00 sp, 300 wh, 1800 bone,
Id Norman, Ray, of Nan-, 130 sp, from Japan.
18 General Teste, Le Mercier, of Havre, nuthins; thi sea
son, front Kodiack.
14 Montreal. Xoule. of X R. from Arctic rejiorU nothing.
IS Henry Taber, Ewer, of N B, 200 sp.
11 Promo, May, of X L, 30 wh, from Arctic
15 Chris. Mitchell, Manchester, of X B, 600 wh, 5000 bn.
Oct. XeTa, TJan.1, for Xew ZeaJamL
11 Marengo, Skinner, for Xew Zealand and borne.
11 Tahmaroo, Robinson, tat Mew Zealand.
12 Erie. Jernepaa, for Xew Zealand.
. ' 15 WIIHam A Henry, for Xew Zealand.
On We.lnes.lay nvwningH. 20, the wife ot Mr. Alexander
tr.er, nf a danxhter. . .
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THURSDAY. OCTOBER 21.
sr"' -'BY AUTHORITY.
L" Tuif Wittar Lot, which were offered at Public Auction on
the 13th instant. Mot having been rtlsposea 01 on uie aay w aaitn
His Majesty's Government now offer the said lota to the public .
fur Stile ar raw, on private terras.
Applications will be received at this Department for either a
Fesj Simple Title, or a 50 year Lease, of any of the lot a laid
out in the plan submitted to the publie oa the 13th instant.
So lioiklings of combustible materials can be erected on any
of these InU. ; L. KasliBlAlfKHa,
. . yt. - Minister of the Interior. -
Interior Office, .
May 14,1858. J.
None is given thntthe Minister of the Interior ha appointed
W. L. Ubbkx, Ksq of Honolulu, a Agent of the Department for
the hale or Lease of the Wharf Lots above advertised.
October 0, 1858.
Wk copy the above notice from the Polyne
sian, as a large portion of our readers are not
probably aware of the arrangement whieh hare
been made by the government for the services of
Mr. Green in the disposal of the new wharf pro
perty. In another part of our paper will be
found an advertisement by him in relation to
these lots. The government is fortunate in secu
ring the services of one so well qualified for the
agency as Mr. Green. Indeed, it is a matter of
regret that men of his stamp, possessing such
thorough business qualifications, do not 6tand at
the head of each of the departments, with ability
to discharge the duties devolving on each.
It is about two years, we believe, since the
work of filling in this wharf was commenced, and
it is only at this present time that the lower lots
have been placed in a condition to bo considered
available for purposes of sale, although some of
the upper lota have leen ready for some months.
About this time last year, we printed a plan of
the property as then laid out. Since then the
plan has been very much altered, so as to mako
more wharf room and a less number of lota. On
our first page we present a plan of the lota as
they are now offered lor sale. In viewing it,
the observer is supposed to be looking from
the foot of Fort street. The land, as far as filled
in, has been divided into thirty-seven lots, three
of which liave been leased and two reserved for a
Custom House, as marked on the plan. Of the
remaining iiiirtv-iu, u.i nn. ..um.-
v Somr.lA Title, excentins nine lots, marked
A V V, a.u , 1 o
L. And some ot these, we understanu, can ue
Iwuo-ht subject to certain conditions. Mofet of the
lotshave a frontage of fifty feet, and a depth
varving from one hundred to one hundred and
The obstinate tertinacity with which the pro-
ject 0f dispot'ng of this property only by lease
I ad nmintained, for sinister pur-
j poses, as is believed, has happily been displaced
j by wiser COUnS.1, and the teriUS Oil which they
are now offered can not le otherwise tnan Mills-
f-attory to perSonB who may wish to purchase for i
, . V..t, ,l !
investment; or unpnneiucuu a ,
the laws of this kingdom, can hold real estate on
the same footing with native subjects. -j
The prices which have Ikscii fixed on, have been
! somewhat modified from those first set on them,
! and the valuation ranges now from $2700 to
j 31)00 per lot, according to the size and location.
; Corner lota of course are placed higher as having
i a more extensive frontage. The present valua-
tion has been kised on actual sales of real estate
! in the business part of the city, and can by no
means be considered as exorbitant. It is for
I the interest of the government that the prices
I should be low, for it must take time to draw
the business portion of the town lrom quarters
to which long
leases and other circumstances
aim i l. -m vpr to the
. ,,mt.t ....w-v ...... -
1 mivernment what it has cost, is very questionable.
government, wiiai, m .. , j 1
Iliut that it is the duty of the government to
j provide facilities for the commerce and business
i of the port there can be no question. Taking
j this view of it, the work will be considered with
j satisfaction ly all, wnetner it orings in iuu
return of its cost or not. The whart room was
needed, and must be provided, and we speak with
j some certainty when we say that there are not
! . U.n n nr,mtAil nt tillKW 1 1 IcO tllfi
present, when every foot is occupied; and we
may add further, that improvements to the har
bor or wharves can not be carried forward faster
than the wants of our trade will demand them.
We do not wish to see any speculative fever
excited in order that the government may be
enabled to sell its property, but we earnestly
hope that it may find purchasers for the wharf
lota, men who will have the means to carry out
improvements on them. At the prices they are
now offered they are unquestionably a safe invest
,nonf. Thn r.tion of a Custom House on the
land reserved for that purpose would add much
no doubt to the value of the property, but in
the present state of the finances of the country no
immediate prospect of that exists.
A Few Word. About Ire.
The first cargo of ice has arrived, and as appears
from an advertisement in to-day's paper, this
new article of comfort and luxury will after to
day be for sale. It would be idle to 6ay a word
in recommendation of it ; it speaks for itself as
eminently adapted to gratify the senses, invigorate
the system, and lessen the effects of a prolonged
or excessive heat, be the same produced by a
tropical sun or by an internal fever. But a word
of caution against its abuse may not be out of
place, particularly for those born on these islands,
who never or seldom have had an opportunity to
indulge in iced drinks. It should be remembered
then that all the precautions necessary for the
use of cold, internally or externally, apply with
greater force to ice. Severe inflammations of the
organs of the digestive or respiratory apparatus
follow frequently an imprudent drink of cold or
iced water during great bodily excitement, or a
state of mental commotion. A sudden arrest of
perspiration and chilly feeling will, in many in
stances, usher in a quick train of most alarming
symptoms, unless an extraordinary and persever
ing exercise of the body will succeed in re-opening
the pores of the skin.
As a general rule, the immediate depressing
effect of cold on the human system, will soon be
followed by a secondary reaction of the circula
tion of the blood and increased activity of all the
vital forces. To this increased reaction must be
attributed the invigorating, tonic effect of cold
applied externally or internally. But if the
intensity or duration of the cold be excessive, or
the transition from high to low degrees of tem
perature too sudden and precipitous, the primary
depressing influence on the nerves is too great
to allow reaction to take place. Instead of re
action, nnralvsis of the nerves follows, either lead-
ine occasionally to aeatn, or producing those
ituauuc iiiuauuuauuus auu men v lb i
low type,- so justly dreaded by the medical prac
titioner. . Now, however . our opinion may be at war
with tbe habits and customs of the day, we would
take the liberty to remark that a most sudden
and precipitou transition from hot to cold takes
place in the stomach, when ice cream is partaken i
aa & dewrt after a full meal. The Tts of di-
gestion creates an increase of temperature, con
gestion of blood to the stomach, turgescenco of
its glands and copious flow of the digestive gastric
juice a series of phenomena which are most
likely to resent the introduction of ice, or what
amounts to the same, a sudden reduction of tem
perature from 102 to 32 degrees of Fahrenheit.
A temporary a r rent of the flow of gastrie juice has
I been observed as the immediate result. l-JTio
1 r r J Al A ' Ken-ATa-A fAalraVaTs
oojecu, wuer, . J
cream nnder such circumstances hundreoa an rwaimea. "'"J. nearly two
hundred, of time- with impunity. Onthe S
experiment under these conditions: Vhen the :off8chger & . gtapenhorst in this city, i
stomach is a little enfeebled, convalescent from a 5 difficulties and mwoaps hIS ol w ben a
der a litUe dyspepsia, or when you are, worn t XotwithandinK this, owing to their mtriasic merife
down by bodily fatigue, or excited by passion. the superior eare taken f them, th neep ar
If .Oe J y.-i
reason to consider, ice cream after dinner. narin-? Hotel Street, previous to -their shipment to
less, we will praise your iron constitution, !but not Hawaii. ' Parties feeling interested in wool Krpin8
thereby feel induced to imitate you. would do well to call. The b1"hIl2SJ
Ice Lams, as weU as ice drinks, -are luxuries . J'XlS ST.
wiucu,. wuuu gruuijriu iuo jocuw, uu, "
taken seasonably, to invigorate "and strengthen
the system. The best time to cat ice cream is
probably in the evening, an hour oir two after
supper, when the body is more relaxed and in a'
better condition than during the heat of the day.
nr i , .i i v
)i o unuersiaou lout arrangements iiuyc ikcu
made to keep a supply of ice on hand ; and as
soon as it is knwvn what amount will bo required
to meet the wurH of the place, we shall, be. in
regular receipt of it. -- ' -
NOTES OF THE WEEK.
Mt. Vkkson. Most of our readers are aware that
an effort is now being made by the ladies of the
United States to purchase the home and burial place
of Washington. The amount to be raised is $200,000,"
nearly half of which has been secured and part of the
purchase money paid. We are very glad to learn
that the ladies of Honolulu have caught the patriotic
feelinzs of their sisters at home, and are engaged in
raisin? a fund bv contributions of only one dollar
each. Already the Bum amounts to nearly two hun
dred dollars. Go on ladies; the donation will be as
acceptable sent from this
"bright little isle of our own.
In a blue summer oceau far off and alone,"
as though raised within sight of the sacred spot
i where rest the remains of the "father of his country."
1 In our foreigu summary, will be found an item
! referring to the purchase of the Mt. Vernon estate.
2T It is Beldom that our church going people have
j the opportunity to listen to such sermons as were
j preached at the Bethel, on babbatb. last, by Kev.
! Charles A. Davis. ChaDlain on board the U. S. steam
frigate Merrimae. The discourses, particularly that
in the morning service, were marked with an
eloquence and fervor, which riveted every eye on the
speaker and appeared to carry a heartfelt conviction
! of the truths uttered to every one present. The
' Reverend gentleman spoke extempore according to
' the custom of the Methodists, to which denomiuation
i he belongs. The chapel was crowded both morning
j and evening, and at the latter service, many were
j forced to leave without being able to gain admittance.
! The Merrimae may not sail till next week, in which
; case we hope our community will be privileged to
listen another Sabbath to Mr. Davis.
' Tu ebb Sue Blows." As our friend "T. S."
was boarding the noble frigate Merrimae one evening
hist week, the heavy swell which rolled along the
ship, came with such force as to capsize the boat in
which he went off and give him an unceremonious
i salt water bath (not quite so stunning a one, however,
! as we got in the same company some two years ago.)
! One of the gallant tars, who was looking ou and had
j evidently served his time in blubber-hunting, sang
lout "there she blows." Jack's remark could not
: nave niore apropos, and must be passed around
i the fleet. We are happy to say that no serious injury
was sustained. 1
Business-like. During the past week, we have
! several times noticed an occurrence in the neighbor-
( sj aa war . t T Z M.l.t.1. swnlnJA.!
; noon 01 nateruouse a j.uM.nu.u, u... v-u....u. 0
aa a - a I 1 .. . 1 .. Tl. A milages tk.TAa
. 01 larger cities m uui i. iUC
! cases, crates, &c, almost blockaded the street.
1 " Z ur WBJ lurou8" u,c
' .... .1 1. 1. - 1 V... .. l. ..r
' gocls which made a literal "jam" inside as well as
. q we looked at some of the new goods opening.
guch a dlspUv of prjnts, piled from floor to ceiling,
; of Cattery 8trect dry goods importers,
j nevef bcfore 8een herc Thege new 8tyle print3
J up by Mr GreeQ ftnd Mr janion, are worthy of
! inspection. They are just ine tiling ior our equestrian
' icahines, and will be in great demand. It's no
wonder there's such a crowd continually in that
i Flitxer ox the Move. Kaabumanu is slowing
! regaininz its former position as the busiest street in
' the town. We argue this from the fact that David,
I who is never out of his place, has set up his
Roskell" and is determined to " keep sun and
! time" on this famous avenue, long known as the
! " center of the intellectual world." All who are in
j any way dependent on Father Time for success in
i their calculations, as we are, will please observe
j that chronometers will be hereafter rated by sun,
moon, comets aud stars, at the new store opposite
' Krull & Moll's, or the first door above Dr. Ford's.
" Dbugs is Motion. Dr. Hoffmann has removed
! to his old stand ou the corner of Queen and Kaahu
t tuanu Streets. At first we wondered at his quitting
one of the coziest shops that was ever built beyond
the borders of Faderland; but when we heard of
David's movements aforesaid, the riddle was solved,
we suppose the change is made to keep within hail-
ing distance of the observatory, where correct lati
tude and longitude can always be had at any hour
of the day or night.
j5T The Excel brought up from Kauai, on her
; last trip, a fine healthy Devon bull calf, about six
i months old, a descendant of the importation by the
i ship Fitncourer, since four years ago. In color and
i proportions, he is the very image of his sire, owned
I by Dr. Wood, of Koloa, and which is justly considered
j one of the finest specimens of imported stock on these
islands. The calf has been purchased by Mr. War
ren Chamberlain, of Waialua on this island.
Singular Phenomenon. On Saturday 'evening
last, a streak or belt of cloud was observed to rise
j parallel with the horizon in the west, and extend-
: ing from north to south passed over from west to the
east without perceptibly changing its form. Other
wise the sky was perfectly clear. Such phenomenon
are said to indicate a gale, as in this instance.
Jf A very pleasant party was given to the Officers
of the U. S. Ship Merrimae, ou Tuesday evening at
the residence of John Ladd, Esq., whose guest Admi
ral Long is during his stay on shore. About nine
o'clock, the company adjourned to the residence of
C. R. Bishop, Esq., where a pleasant hop took place,
the band of the Merrimae discoursing such music as
we do not often enjoy here. The Merrimae will
leave on Mjnday for Acapuloo.
House Racing. The challenge from Waimea,
Hawaii, wLich appeared in this paper some time
Bince, it will be seen by reference to our advertising
columns, has been accepted. Should the party not
consent to bring his horse to Honolulu, we hear that
a match will be made between metropolitan parties,
to run about two weeks hence.
Gas. The Polynesian says that Macfarlane of the
Commercial has been feeling the pulses of residents
of all classes about procuring a supply of gas for the
.:r Man" Anioa tka Bnft ifnnMrlimpnl nf tKpin.
;v,v - r
matter, and seems to think there ia gas enough in
the Polynesian corps editional to supply a larger
city than Honolulu.
A Lcckt Cbatt. We heard a remark the other
day in regard to the Harriet $ Jessie, which we are
assured ia a fact. Though thirty years old, and con-
stantly in service, she has been eo fortunate as never
to have met with an accident, or caused one aoiiar s
loss to underwriters. We hope she may long be kept
on the route where she is now. If she had not put
in at Talcahuano for water, she would doubtless have
been in here two weeks earlier.
Annual Matting. The annual meeting of the
Agricultural Society takes place, agreeably to notice
in another column, at the Court House, on Friday
at 11 A. M. ' : ' , ' ' J
" '' '
nx" in mu
rfblood'ed animals" have just arrived from Germ-nyjer
" I fUuov. bark Ilarburgh to the oruer
the great wool-proauciug p""" !,,,
where one Saxon Bam was wieiy soiu
; xneMe are iuo uo , . , j
1 ;.i f,m flflrmanv to these islands, and
These are the first pure tnon ienuw
' they are really so far different in shape and fineness
of wool that one is apt to ask what is the proper
. i L.t I a wa KMn
? "- of the "trnais caneo ' Bnp.
h.roo,V,ntr for n m.uiv rears upon wese
y w. j w-
' especially the pretty black ones. Polynesian.
Messrs. Louzada & Spencer certainly aeservc
the highest praise for their untiring efforts to improve
our wool, growing stock. Regardless of expense,
their only aim appears to be to get the bett, and it
must be a gratification to them and should be a mat
ter of pride with us all that these blands now possess
the very best breeds of Bheep that Europe can
furnish. A few years hence, when our exports of wool
to England and the United States, will be counted by
thousands of bales instead of hundreds as now, the
praiseworthy efforts of these gentlemen and others
who have incurred the risk and expense of like im
portations, will then be seen ia the superior quality
J of our wool.
The animals are wen wonn a ran.
i We would call
attention to an advertisement by
Messrs. L. & S.
Royal Hawaiian Theater. Notwithstanding the
constant succession of novelties produced at this place
of amusement by the indefatigable manager, we re
gret to see that his enterprise is not rewarded by that
' success which it deserves. It is noticeable that when
our community is lacking for amusement, the gen
eral cry is " Had we only a theater now to go to of
an evening, how pleasantly we could while away this
monotony and ennui;" but when we do get a place of
amusement started through the " go-ahead-itiveness"
of a few, the recollection of the before-expressed want
has departed from the many. No piece has as yet
been enacted a second time, but a continued eourse of
pieces has been produced, and the plays put upon the
stage in a manner which would do credit to auy es
tablishment on the Pacific, and it is a subject of as
tonishment to those habitues who know how difficult
it is to put these things through, even with plenty of
material ready at hand, when the paucity here is
taken into consideration. Mr. Ince used every exer
tion to pre?ail upon the Misses Goughenheims to stop
and favor us with a sample of theirstyle, butengage
ments of an imperative nature in Xew Orleans at an
early date prevented. Such efforts on the part of a
management should be better supported. The do
mestic drama of Madelaine, on Saturday evening,
and the Stranger, by Kotzebue, on Tuesday evening,
were produced, in which the acting throughout was
good. We observe a constant improvement in the
performance of those filling the minor parts, which
shows increased study and a desire for advancement.
With such an actress from whom to obtain the
" Promethean Fire," as the lady who fills the lead
ing characters, this however is no wonder. In the
character of Madelaine, in the play of that name;
we thought Mr. Beatty rather overdid the drunken
scene. The representation of the insidious approaches
of intoxication is one of the most difficult things in
the whole range of the drama to enact, and the
ratiocinations of the drunkard are generally shown
by deeds rather than words. Mr. Bennett is reviving
a recollection of old California days in his late ap
pearances, and show in treading the boards the good
actor can sink the shop.
The Original California Minstrels. By the
Yankee we notice the arrival of a " band of min
strels," of whose performances we have seen frequent
enthusiastic mention in the California city and coun
try papers for several months past. Mr. J. A Mordo
is the well-known business manager of the Company,
and Lew Rattler, the inimitable personatcr of the
" French Dancing Master," is the stage manager.
Tim Darling is the principal dancer, and is said to be
a match for the well-remembered Burbank. Joe
Murphy in his Chinese character and his extraordi
nary performance on bones is represented to have
caused all others to " cave." Sterling excels on the
light fantastic toe, Ellis, is first violinist, and Ham
ilton does the banjo. We doubt not the public will
wait their first appearance with impatience.
Crowded Out. A large amount of commercial
editorial and news matter, prepared for this issue is
unavoidably crowded out. The "busy season" ccmes
but once a year. Our advertisers expect to be
served more promptly at this time than at others,
and we must submit to the pressure while it lasts.
If it does not pass off soon, we shall be compelled to
a semi-weekly issue.
"A Hint is as Good," etc. A writer in the last
Polynesian, thinks that the author of "a trip to
Maunaloa," wants to get his schooner chartered for
an exploring expediti.n. We are authorised to say
that he is quite ready for a charter, provided it does
not extend to filibustering after guano islands.
Octside. On our fourth page will be found Mr.
Cyrus W. Field's journal of the JS'iagara, in laying
the Atlantic Telegraph. On our fif.h page is an
j account of the Magnetic Telegraph. Both are inter-
esting and will repay a perusal.
Foe San Fbancisco. The barks Fanny Major
and Young Greek will both sail for San Francisco
on Monday or Tuesday next. Two numbers of the
Commercial have been, issued since the Glencoe's
Cargo Sale. A large sale takes place this morn
ing, at the Auction Room of A. P. Everett, of choice '
goods just landed ex Porte aa.
ZT On Saturday, at same place will be a sale of
flowers, plants, &c, from the garden of the Agricul- -tural
33T We regret to learn by the mail which arrived
yesterday, of the death of Julius A. Anthon, for
many years a resident of Honolulu, and a partner of
the firm of Makee, Anthon & Co. We have not
yet learned the particulars. ..
S3?" The ship Anglo Saxon, which sailed three
days before the Yankee, arrived at . Lahaina on
the 20th. She has papers and probably letters
for Honolulu. ;
55P Rev. Chas. A. Davis, Chaplain of the Merri'
mac, will, we are informed, preach at the Fort St.
Church next Sabbath morning.
The Rev. Mr. Corwin, of California, .arrived
yesterday by the Yankee.: ; He is expected to be set
tled over the Fort Street Church.
t" The Strangers' Friend Society meets this even
ing at Capt. Hackfeld's residence on Fort street.
An English engineer, in a description published in
the TYm of the works at Cherbourg, says :
Unquestionably when the works still unfinished
shall have been executed, Cherbourg will constitute
one of the most formidable military and naval ports
of the world. The tales we hear of its quays being
adapted for tbe embarkation at one time, of 1 00,000
men, are, of course, absurd; but, even when all allow
ances are made for the terror and excitement of the .
moment, it must be a matter not only for admiration
of the skill and energy of the French Government
and of the French engineers in effecting the great
things they have done, but, also, it must be a matter
of importance to us to inquire whether we at home
have a military and naval harbor so well and so con- -veniently
arranged as is the one at Cherbourg. It is
certain that the harbor works and breakwater of
Cherbourg must have cost at least between 6,000,
000 and 7,000,000 sterling. Costly as they have
been, however, they Appear to answer the purpose for
which they were designed. ; - .
Bat in their admiration of the marvellous works of
Cherbourg, the commercial and even the military pub-,
lio should not lose sight of what has been done of late
to improve the other ports on the northern shores of
France.. . At L'Orient, St. Malo, Carentan, Port en
Bessin.Tsigny, Caen, Havre, Fechamp, Dieppe, etc.,
great improvements have been made." ..
We have received a long and interesting letter
from a seaman, who cruised in the Arctic i during the
past summer, and who furnishes many facts which
will be perused wfth interest The letter IS quite
lengthy and we give but a portion of it this weeK.
We hope that we shall hear WJS' T'J
, , Icfter l
' BY A OKMABT HAND.
JJask Sarah Shea"K I .
:? 'North PacifidTSepi,!858
Sia r-Will you indulge a poor sailor" as well as
a poor scholar" with a short space in your columns
whilst giving a rough sketch of the past season s
whaling and other matters in the North and Arctic
As I generally send several of your valuable papers
each fall to my friends in the States it will save me
the trouble of writing a number of letters, if I get an
insertion of my rovings for the -easoo in the
Advertiser. . . " . i v - . ,,V . A
We left Honolulu in April for the Kodiack and
Arctic, with the intention of stopping a
months on right whaling ground, and then proceed
ing North. We arrived on the Kodiack the last of
the month, but as the weather was foggy, and much
of the time blowing for three or four weeks, and see
ing but few whales, we changed our original inten
tions, and started direct for, the Arctic We after
wards had reason to regret this course, as we learned
by report that several ships had done weU there, the
Rainbow especially, taking 1600 or 1600 bbls.," and
the bark Cynthia, Capt Sherman, of Honolulu, va
riously reported with from GOO to 1200 bbla.. whilst
we did not take our first whale till near the middle of
July in the Arctic
In the Kodiack we lost a kanaka, the first of three,
who died within two months of each other. The sec
ond died whilst we were cruising along the ice below
Cape Thaddeus, and the last just before entering
Bhering Straits. It seemed to me a cold grave and
a hard fate for these poor natives of the warm and
sunny isles of the South as I saw them lowered down
into the icy-cold waters, there to decompose and
again become part of tbe elements of Nature. Surely,
thought I, as the last words of the great statesman
and patriot, the Hon. J. Q. Adams, came to my
mind, " this is the last of earth." But it is debt
we all have to pay, and we soon get accustomed to
view sceues of this kind with comparative indifference.
The loss of Ben,' from Tahiti, the last one who died,
left a void in our circle which has been felt ever
since. He was with us last season, was young, good
looking, gay. jovial, and fond of music, being gener
ally drumming for others to dance in his watch be
low. The other two were from Kohala, Hawaii. All
three were young and diseased when they shipped.
We started for the North in company with the '
Wm. Tell. Emerald, barks JY. S. Perkins and
Metropolis but had not passed the Fox Islands into
Bristol Bay but two or three degrees before we
came to the ice, and by following it west found that
it reached across the entire sea to the Kamschatka
shore and back some COO or 700 miles to the Arctic.
On the West side below Cape Thaddeus, along the ice,
in lat. 59 or 60", 30 or 40 Bhips assembled, and for
a short , time there were any quantity of bowheads,
some 2000 or 3000 bbls. being taken by the different
ships before the whales left A number of ships took
from one to three whales each, and the brig Agate
took a 200 or 250 bbl. whale but three or four weeks
from Honolulu, and tbe bark Harmony and a New
Bedford bark each got 600 or 600 bbls. before going
into the Arctic The Harmony was badly jammed
in the ice. and the Speedwell and Addison slightly,
whilst the French ship JVapoleon III. was sunk.
The crew were all saved, and two of them got from the
South America on board this bark. Out of 1200 or
1500 bbls. but 300 or 400 were saved by tbe Brag
anza. Ihere were now in the vicinity some thirty
eight or forty whaling vessels, a list of which I send
you. We omit the list.
Some of them were not reported as to whales, and
afterwards not heard of as being in the Arctic, and
several just went into the Arctic and left again. The
Architect and Florida on the Kodiack got 1000 bbls.
each, but it is thought that the fleets of both the
Kodiack and Arctic did not average 500 bbls. each.
The Oahu brigs and barks, five of which were in the
Arctic, are fitted out for both trade and whaling, and
Capt. Comstock of the Metropolis, when last heard
from, had 15,000 lbs. walrus teeth, and more whale
bone got of the natives for tobacco, -&.0. The Emer
ald, Benjamin Tucker, Japan, SQah Sheaf, South
America and Trident are on their third season, and
go home this fall.
We lay alongside the ice for weeks and could , not
get into the Arctic till the 1st of July. It is a sub
ject of wouder how so much of it will melt away each
day in this cold climate. It was most of the time
calm and pleasant, and leagues of it would vanish in
a few hours. We passed Plover Bay through the ice
in company with fifteen or twenty ships and arrived
at Cape East opposite SL Lawrence Island on the
Russian shore. Here the natives came off in canoes,
the first of the Arctic Indians I had ever seen, and a
more filthy, degraded, foul-smelling set of creatures
claiming affiuitj to the human race I never saw.
The smell ot their skin clothes is almost intolerable,
even ou a whaleship. All they appear to care about,
both men and women, is tobacco and rum first, and
then knives, iiee .ies, thimbles, and the few articles
they make use of in their rude state. The meu and
women would c!tp their hands to their cheeks and
beg " tobak.V even after they had got two kegs for
their ivory. Injustice to the women I would say
that they appear to be strictly virtuous in their in
tercourse with seamen, except at St. Lawrence Island,
where they offered a house and women to sailors if
they would go ashore. Their virtue, as a general
thing, may well be maintained, for a more ill-proportioned,
dwarfish-looking set I never saw. Their faces
are broad, and their lips and mouths lack all expres
sion. I would accept three or four young girls I saw
at the town in the straits, who had fair features and
looked all the more interesting from the savage cos
tume in which they were dressed. They had mocca
sins, skin leggins and hunting coats th same as the
The men who were wrecked on the bark Indian
Chief last season, nine of whom wintered amongst
the natives at Indian Point, do not confirm the com
mon opinion of seamen about the virtue of tbe women.
Two of their number died. They say the underground
houses are extremely warm in winter, though it is
dreadful cold in the open air. They were hard
pinched for food last winter, and - a devilfish which
floated ashore and had been dead a long time was
used by them. Other tribes still worse off earns to
them for assistance. They only eat the black skin
and an inch or so of blubber next to it The rest
they use for fuel. The men, three of whom are on
the bark Jbrfune, say that in the winter, when it has
rotted, it has a sour , and not disagreeable taste.
Whale ships have made sad inroads n their two
principal articles of food, whale and walrus. They
took a whale late last fall, but getting foul of the ice
cut off what blubber they- could and let him go. The
town in the Straits on tbe Asiatic shore contains some
fifty or sixty walrus hide hats, on the side of a steep
and high hill, which comes down to the water's edge,
with just sand beach enough for their canoes, of
whieh they possess some twenty-five or thirty. It is
only forty miles across here to the American shore,
and Diomede Island, half way between, seems but a
short distance. . The general belief that the American
Continent was first peopled by wandering tribes who
crossed over from the shores of Asia at this place
seems very probable to any one who has been here.
A canoe of men and women came over from the
American shore to trade with the town whilst we lay
at anchor here. The men were paddling with their
coats off, naked to' the waist, with floating ice around
them, and they all go bareheaded, with their hair
shingled off close, except a small tuft around their
forehead and neck. : .- . .
How delighted must have been, those wandering
tribes in Journeying south when, they came to the
deep forests', broad rivers and lakes, fertile plains and
sunny lands of the- United States and Mexico, Bat
they have passed and are passing away before the
steady progress of the white man, as in all other
countries where heathenism, ignorance and idolatry
These - Indians have isar .each hot
houses, ana alss a square well, stoned p J)
deposit thelr blubber and let it rot for 0
They took a bowhead whilut we were tW
whales In passing throngh the Strait h,tojl
go close in shore by the town, and a lay '
back and south of the town where whalea tT
stop, and ships have in past seasons done ij
The current is strong, running into the Arct '
eanoes are light, swifter and better to or ' ' -wbgjes
than our heavy lumbering whalebo
harpoon i a toggle made of boue, and th, '
strips of walrus hide. They dart into hia k if I
harpoons as they can, to each of which is (jV '
akin polk or bladder, until he cannot go d,1F : A
they kill him and tow him in shore until fc r
the bottom, and then proceed to cut him up, , 4
a tedious job, and the whole town, men, J
children, were on the beach.. ,The women I
chunks of blabber in bags on their Leads
to the town. The men in their canoee,
water-proof frocks over them, made of whtl ; T
tines sewed together, cut it off in chunks
water, and with lines fastened to it others ob-Vi
haul it ashore. I believe they saveeverjthic. I
ber, meat and entrails. They were all d i V
and at night had not finished. They kill i
stones thrown from a sling, in the use of wl.
are very expert There are a great miDy V
the water around the town, and tbe gray auJa-J
back duck appear to be plenty, j
, . (To bs continued.) ...
Forty-four ; Pays from New yr
The clipper bark Yankee, Capt. Jtmts f
arrived yesterday at 4 P. M., eleven dj.:
San Francisco, bringing dates from
August 26, New York to September C, and
to October 8.v 9
The present round trip of the Yanktt. JLzz
two days the time of any previous California"
she having been absent from Honolulo joxt tol-L
days and four and half hours; the JtestUu,
made the trip in thirty-six days. Capt. Fitter
ns that he once made the round trip from Saitt "
cisco to Honolulu and back in thirty-four (fee
ing nine days in port t ,
The late hour of the arrival of the mail yer
evening, prevents our giving more than a bri,,
mary of the news, which, though full of inttv .
ticularly important except inasmar i..
ies whatever of doubt might have rtiu
to the workine of the Atlantic Ti .
e had not as yet been surrendered to
ublic, but the experiments of difleren.I
ad proved that it was capable of tran
two words per minute witn entire rr
The cSmpany had adopted Hughes printing .
tus as being the more effectual. Before tbt f
of the next steamer, (that of Sept 20) it waiJ
that daily dispatches would be publish Li
In New York, San Francisco and other cit;
United States, the people had been indulghi.
grand celebration over the completion of tl-"""
graph, which the newspapers term " the J.
A news dispatch (the first of the kind)
received by tbe Atlantic leiegrapn at J
Newfoundland, dated Valentia, . August
dispatch is published in the ew iork
the substance of it is given in tbe letter
York correspondent, which appears elsew'.il
relates to the new Chinese treaties, which if
described else wn ere in io-aaj s paper. .o ci
eial information has yet been transmitted
Atlantic Telegraph. Another news disp;J
received, dated London, 27th August.
The announcement of the collision bnvj",
Arabia and Eur op i was received in EngU
Atlantic Telegraph, on 20th August, sdK
first public message sent East through tb-f
The fact that an inquiry could be sent from
and a reply of some length returned from
land in the brief space of two and a half hoc ,
been fully demonstrated in tbe matter of tlx f .
between the steamships Arabia and Euro;;
the occurrence was regarded with very gw
faction in the United Kingdom. Itwasthmir
independent of the consoling effect of this c
on tbe minds of the friends of the persons
the money value of the message was worth &
Much joy was felt and expressed in EngUo.
successful laying of the Cable.' The stock
Company was quoted at about 300 per
stock. The messages which recently pa.ied
the Queen of England and President Buchac
it, were published in the London papers ot I
23d, and excited some comment, especially i
patch of Mr. Buchanan. The London Dil
says there is more of simple dignity in the
message, out greater grasp oi rnongm in c-j
dent's response, with, perhaps a dash of q
straininz after effect. The JVtwt bavs al
would have been better for the Presiden.:
ommitted the last paragraph.- The Londu
believes that the Ocean Telegraph will be ti
antee of perpetual peace between the two ml
The Fctb at CmxBorEa. The Enpli
French papers, and particularly the latter, t4
accounts of the Cherbourg fetes, which bad a
at a banquet on board Le Bretagne. !
proposing Victoria's health, made a verj
speech. , .
Queen Victoria ill Geexaxt. Queen
was paying a visit to her daughter in Prosr
i BOMBABDXEVT OF JlDDAH, AXD ScSHEXt'E!
Arabian Murderers. The British man-of-'
clops has bombarded Jiddah. It seems thai l
sequence of the tardiness in action of tbt
authorities, on the demand for redress frron
of the recent massacre of tbe British
other British subjects at Jiddah, the comou
the Cyclops commenced bombarding; that ton
the arrival of Naamik Pasha, the Commissi.' ,
pointed to negotiate the matter on the part I ,
key. - After shelling the place for five days, n
roissioner arrived and promised reparation,
firing ceased. What was the immediate pHL
for assaulting the town before the arrival off.
pected Commissioner does not appear.
The Ooean Telegraph will be able to transj
ten words a minute from shore to short
message of twenty words from New York t
England in about three niinutcslfc-j
minute for re-writine. But say five minutes '
twenty woras una t ne ucean leiegrnjiu g
to transmit ZSS messages eacti aay, or "
words. This will probably accommodate w
upon it, for rears. We see it stated tnai r
aces have already been offered at the V
office at SI 00 each for transmisson to Eorop
as the line opens.
The first Jew in PabUamekt. In fa -CtAmons
on, the 2Gth of July, at the nv
tin. Baron P. N. de Rothschild, introdu ;
J. Russell and Mr. Smith, presented bin
table to be sworn. A copy of the new o1
offered to him, he stated to the Speaker tb'
a conscientious objection to taking the o
form tendered to hitu. and he was thereup
ed to withdraw. Lord J. Ruwiell then mo"
tion in conformity with the act, f the
v . a -i- t 1.
jaron, a person pmicssing me ri'
prevented from sitting and voting in th '
reason of liis concienttous objection to f"
i a the form ' requi red by the act. After)
by Mr. Warren, it was a r reed to. Lord 1
them moved a further revolution, likewise
ance of the act. " that anv nerson profeasmf
ish religion may. henceforth, on taking 1
prescribed in an act of the present eeawon
ment, to entitle him to sit and vote in tfc
omit the words and I make this dechrat
trve faith of a Christian. Mr. Warr
ahoulii tftka thai smiba nf thai TTnnte UP0D
tion. The House was divided, and the rew1-
carried by 69 to 87. ' Baron Rothschild the i
to tbe table, conduced as before, by Lord J
and Mr. A. Smith, and as he walked up "".
the House he was greeted with loud cheerio
ODnontion benches. Uarfiredtobeswort
Old Testament, and his request being ' "j
nliawl sith a-.v. . h tnV the OH
otkth, omitting the words 1 ,.L I make thu
upon the true faith of a Chtistian. TJ
gentleman then signed tbe roll of Psrh
after shaking hands With the Speaker ?
Chancellor of the Exchequer, he tooKs
fi-nnt Onnnaitinn heneh. - lie there rfCet"0
gratulations of many honorable members,
the eourse or the subsequent proceeding "
twice upon the corrupt practices' piev,i'
IS UNDERSIGNED VOl
nLriiii v naval um i BMaiii i mi of um jIaiaw'
general to their superior STOCK OF
band, which they will sell at greatly redaeed p"!
vita everybody to call and. examine thnn.
A. - A M. 8. Ga-i' J
N B.A superior- asortt tf FINE.
FROCK COATS on haixl, to suit en tastrs.
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