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fEDXESDAT. MAT XX, 184.
W hara ta record a Tery quiet wee. The kK tea
ttarwavtas; tairlvsrt ia.it ia fctt aaore oppfeaaiva than It win
be fcOcr in th nmg. By the arrival of the VyKM oo Fiv
"'J, we are placed In receipt at U,e CaStovnia and KasUrn mails.
The pranpt arriTal f en Eastern mail, with almost aa attach
. rexmlaxtty aa it we had steamer line to tbe rout, Is a Blatter
or frequent remark. The arriTal of two nulls by toe packet
fcaa taxwrred bat mice ttotog the past twelve months.
The abnve vessel brings a am an carro, part of which U from
Bo l the bahmce from 9 An Francisco. Her freight list
amount to about $1990. She is chartered to luaj with guano
at Jarvia bland, ami sails thither to-day.
Bj advices ansa can ttmncaco, we learn that, besides the reg-
packet ramie , the dipper ship Got part, nark Felix, (lur
aeriy the copper Mischief J bark ar, and brig Angenette,
ay alt be exiiected sooa.
We k that the brig Hrro, of 1J0 loos burthen, baa been
restttered nmlcc tbe Hawaiian flag. She sails shortly fcr Petro
IMtoraici. Trade generally has been fair, though limited to entail job
(inc; and retailing. The passage of the appropriation bill has
already had a beneficial effect in scattering money and impro
iujr trade, and it will doubtless be felt all through tbe summer,
rartfcwlarly among the retail traders.
The TtmJkee. it will be seen by notice In another column, wil
Mora with quick dispatch to San Francisco, as soon as her cargo
can be discharged and taken In. She will not be detained here
r eight days.
From 8a Fbascisco per Polynesia, May 61 es pamp.'S
cases paper hangings, 1 trunk sarreying instruments, 200 too
coal, 30O bags barley, 83 pacaaeea ooruage, 82 doors ana
sash. 10 cords oak timber. 7 balea runny bass. 10 M
redarood lumber, 2 whale-boats, 8 doa pails, 4 nests tuns, 43 do
bushel baskets, l do market do, oO bris pilot tweau, pipes no,
81 casks do. 12 cs tobacco, 7 es salt, 4 bris rice, 0 cs red lead. 7
blf bris paint, 100 keps white lead, 2 kegs shot, S cs powder,
37 cs boot and shoes, ott bars iron, 1 cs stationery, S balea sheet
ings, 43 cs dry roods and cloth inff, 39 pkgs paper, 3 do mdse, ft
rs pain killer. 20 do bitters, 12 do cordials, qr casks sherry.
60 cs champagne cider. 300 boxes sardines, 10 cs ringer wine, i
bale corks, 3 cs chocolate, 1 do preserves, 6 do brandy cherries.
a do Bay rum, lo abynth, 1 do maraschino, 10 ao semen
whisky, 15 do MaikHra wine. 1 box caroiry birds, 2 cases straw
hata, 10 es green peas, 8 ea prunes, 20 do oysters,! brl almonds,
cases honey, 4 do cheese, 1 do bacon, 2 pkgs vegetablea, 2 do
cboocnou, 10 qr casks brandy. 1 cs eotolw, 1 hale raw hfales, 1
basket yams, 2 cs medicines, 25 rolls matting, 2u brla salmon, 25
chests lea, 3 boxes soup, 1 carnage and fixtures, l cnet opium.
SAX FRA.fCtSCO MARKET.
Our advices are up to the 19th- The supply of merchandize
sua continued large, with heavy adltUona from the East.
ftfoaaa la raw sugars, there has not been much done t the
market M heavy tar China, but rood grades of Muscovadoea are
in our minest and tower qualities slow. Me quite Mew Or
leans ( aw 104 aalea of tendwich Island $9 902 $10. Sales
of refined 12c it 12c
MoLsssas Very dun. 8. I quoted 25 & 23c
Coma Suntewbat more active and rates well maintained.
40.000 ex Adetoida sold as follows : 20,000, lbs 15J 6D 17 ) 20,
OOe lbs 1 ut loic Kioqaotedatl)c.
Flotb Markrt atucked best Uaxall and Gal lego $9 50 &
$10 1 aVaweatic S&.
Prix dales at 12 0 14c
BatT hsailwicfalsUod has declined; sales of 90 tons at $12 60
n 812 82. .
Faaiciirj The ship Ocean Belle has been chartered to load
raano at Johnson's Island fur llamptom Kuada, oo private
Fnn Sas Fkascmco per Polynesia, May 6 M M Oowet
aivl bdy, 8 K Bishop, lady aud child, Mrs Benedict and son.
J SmifunJ, Mr Woodford, W 11 lorcs, fieUon Jtason, Joiiu
For FaiscH Fkicitk Hiioju per Kamehameha IV, May 7
L r B.ttT, W J Rawlins.
For Larsixa - per Kam, May 41 Hon J Richardson and
lady. Mix Nellie Kichardson, Mrs J F Pogue. Master Whitney,
lr U McKibbin. A Kuiwell, Hon M Kapilie, Hon 31 Kecui, lion
J B Kahookano. H K P Nahaoielna, and la oo deck.
For L&haisa per Maria, May 7 Chief Justice E II Allen,
anil bvlv. Rev R Armstrong. Wm Webster.
For Kacai per KxceL May 7 Hon R S HotlUter, Hon D
For Kawaihak per Mrr. May 11 James Louzada, Mr
Corner.. Cant. J. Smith, and 2 others.
For Kabtlii per Moikeiki, May 11 M M Gower and lady,
and 10 on deck.
In Honolulu, May 8, the wife of J. W. Austin, Esq a son.
At Honolulu. May 6, Fa a seas t., wife R. A. 8. Ifood, Esq.,
aged 2V years.
Pbovbhos We notiee cash sales: mesa beef, $13; dear
pork a $14 for half bbia., and mess do at $12 75 per half bbl ;
bacon at 14 s9 15s. Nothing doing in hams, Billings' Jobbing
at 221 a 23 J picked lots of choice butter at 27 & 27 jc ; lard,
10 lb tins, at 14 at) 15c
ICS Ktce Is extremely depressed ; first quality Java table
old at auction at 24e same rice could have been sold in Octo
ber bat at 4c Last rile of Carolina at 5ic Stock of foreign
riee a equal to 19 mooths consumption.
Pot atom Sweet. 3 O 4c
From Portland, Oregon, our dates are up to April 9th. The
Orrywnian of that day give tbe following report of tine market
"The past week haa bora unusually dull buiiiesa of all
kmda. Uur quotations for tbe week are as follows: Coffee, 17c
a 14c burar, Swidwch I-Oand, 12c & 14e; China, 12c 12c;
aa Francisco, 1-lc ; crushed, 16c Syrup, San Francisco and
Boston. 77c at) 35c. Dried apples, 12c fCD 15c. Candles, Z5c SB
Sjc Pnidnee: floor, $7 J $9 25. Bacon, 17c & 20c But
ler, keg, 15c ti 20e ; fresh, 25c O 35c"
From Puget Suond we have the Otynipia Price Current to
Fhasr. $10 per bbl eata. 75e per bushel; brown sugar, 12 &
ISe ; aak, cssne, 2ict cntfee, 20 O 25; oil, $1 b per gau.
Lumber, aawed Lr, $12 O $10 J shingles $4 50 a $5.
THE " COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER,"
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will be commenced with Volume IV., July,
1S59, or as soon thereafter as 400 subscri
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Wednesday and Saturday.
Terms $9 per annum.
The regular Weekly Edition, for country
and foreign circulation, will be continued as
at present S6 per annum.
HEW BEDFORD OIL MARE ETWeek ending March 14.
The market fur aila is exceedingly dull, and the only transac
tioae la this market since oar but is a sale of 120 Ui sperm at
1 id per gallon, which is a decline from recent quotations
Sew Toax Oil M a ax rr. Crmle whale again begins to move,
bat prieet open a little lower ; sales 400 bo is at New Bedford at
54 centa ; and SoO do af the new catch, per E. F. Willett, at
New Joiioa, 54c, cash. Crude sp is dull, and price rather
favor buyers ; 95 bbia new, at New Bedford, brought $1 45.
K. r. hhipntng Lixtt March. 19.
WiAUiwoia A sale of 10,000 B Ocbotsk has been made, for
xport, at 85c, cash. Tbe market for the new catch has not yet
opened, and is ansettkd. If. T. Shipping List, March 19.
LATEST DATES receives! ( this OfBee.
Panama, N. (i
New Tors ......
.Apr. 23 I
Panama, N. ti March SO Hongkong
Paris Mar. 4
March 20 f Melbourne, Vic.. Nov. 20
March 5 1 Tahiti- Feb. 11
t Iloajolalsj. ! May.
New Muon.... 2
Fnn Moon. ...Id
Last Quarter.. 24
10 42.8 M.
12 2i3 A.
For Pax Fassnsco per bark Yankee, from the 20th to 25th.
For Barmta Cotxaaia per Elixa 5: Ella, soon.
Fur Lanaisa per Kanaoi, this day.
PORT OF HOUOZ.TJZ.TJ. H. I.
May ft Sch Mary. Berrifl, to KawaOme, with cattle and sheep
fin Ijouxada and Spencer and Capt. Jlallett.
C Am clipper sh Purynesia, Morse, 14 us fm 8a n Fran
cisco, with freight, paaatiirrri ana U. s. maus.
7 Sch Kinooie. fm Kona.
a Seh John Yuan, fm Maui.
ScU Margaret, fm Kauai.
J M-Mkeik fm MauL
1 cb Kanoi, Wuuur, fm ladiaina.
5 Sch Manuokawai. Brown, to cruise.
5 Am hrigs.tine Josephine, Stone, for J arris Island.
ft Sch Kamoi. Wilbur. - Lahaina.
7 Sch Kauebameha IT, Keyte, for French FrigateShls.
7 6rh Maria, Molteno, for ports oo Maui.
7 Sch KxrH, ADt-min, for Kolna.
7 Br Kk Nebmn, Lawaon.ajr San Francisco.
Haw wh brig Aloha. Ptirers. OcnoUk.
10 !cbrs Margaret and Keuni Ana, for Kauui.
11 ch Mary. BerriU, for KawaUiae.
11 Sch Moikeiki. Hall, fjr Kaholui.
12 Sch Kinuoie, Foaa, to cruise.
VESSELS IN PORT. MA V II.
Am. sh El'txa k Ella, Lont.
Am clipper ship Chapin, McCrellis.
Il.-un brig Hero, Von Holdt.
Am ship Polynesia, Morse.
I Ezpeefeal frvmi Fwreijca Hstrta.
Bark Yankee, Lovett, vil be due from San Franciaco, May 1ft
In 1, via Lahaina.
The dipper ship Phantom, Peterson, 1200 tons, of Pierce's
Una T packet, sailed fnwa Bftuo, for Honolulu. March 13.
tibip Norseman. Capt. Haskell, would sail from Boston, Feb'ry
21st fur Uoootalu, touching at talparaiso, consigned to J. is.
Upalding, with an assorted carjo of lumber, coal, provisions.
Clipper ship Fleetwood, of Flrrcc's Hoe of packets, sailed from
Boston for Honolulu via Tahiti. Feb. 12.
British clipper ship Sen Nymph, Oppenbeim, waa to leave
London In liecsemher fur Uouoium and Vancouver's Island.
gnipa Phantome and Qneen were advertised to leave London
a all sept, t Fraser Biver, touching at Honolulu.
alp Arrives! at Talrahaaaa, aiace Fearaary
Feb. 6 Conner, Gilford, 40 moa eat, 330 sp and 70 wh season.
14 Herta, Smalley, 32 ax out, 1250sp and 80 wh, all told.
15 Sappho, Sntbury, 4Ta ooU 600 sp 500 wh, aU told.
17 Hector, Chase, 27 moa out, 1300 sp whole voyage.
17 Atlantic, Wyer, 52 moa out, 1000 sp whole voyage.
17 Chile, Clark, no report.
17 President, A Hen, 28 mot eat, 1400 sp voyage.
17 Joseph tirinneU, Tbootaa, 7 mos out, 250 ip.
17 Franklin. Chase, 9 moa out, 125 sp.
Baron or asur Poltsbsia, Carr. H. Q. Moasr: From
SSth to 28th Ortobsr, in lab hog. . eaperienced a heavy
carried away main topgallantmast by the cap, and
thing attached; twisted head of mainmast blew away
three topsails and flying-jib ; split foresail, mainsail and mizen
topes! lantaail f ship labufins; heavy and shipping much water.
28th November, at 3, P. M, waperienced a heavy squall, and
nsvw away miinaail, maia topgsiUnt staysail and miaea top
yanant aaH. 30th crossed the anaatrw, long. 32 VT. 5th Jan
nary spoke the whaling bark Callau, of New Bedford, 4 months
am. At the same tisse spoke tbe copper ship Sen Nymph, DO
days from New York. tat. 43s. lour. 1W., bound to San
Fn r: 8th January made btaiea Island. March Isttiuasid
the Huator, lune. Ill 30 min. W. March 4th ie a ship,
' supposed to be the Eureka, from Ban Francisco, coald not an
durstand where bound. March 15th spoke ship Ocean Pearl of
Boston, faaa Baltimore, bound to San Franciaco, 125 day out.
Int. t2a long, laft'.-nl 30th Henry Peterson, seaman, fell
S)n nard and waa 4. . -eJ.
After puUUhiag ntrneu from the fog af the golynewa, the
Alia California say as
The above extracts from the " log book" of tfae Polynesia, is
(Aw are man's nwniunt of a moat trrrioe stoma whVh hong over
tin jumil ship and her ga'lant crew for six days and nighta, call
ing W their unuuf vigilance and coustant work, to keep her
Cram the jaws of the engulpbing waves.
For three day out of the tlx, the ship waa almost buried In
the tnavta waters, the Marled emits torn from their laebinga, and
tat) low wind gmnu into a terrible hurricane, forcing the ship
dewa ansa her beam ends, heaving her about like a nana waif
Ufa Use raging Wliows.
The rait Anally asoderatra, and though Just out af port and
crippled and dlssMid mist, sails aud spars gene and the
skip asssosta wrack, yet they go to work. repair damagea," get
ttnings righto, and agaia court the treacherous winds, and try
to make a good passage -
Sna arrived a nort . nwnMoned heavy weather discharged
fear cargo, which was (owing to n good hull) ant damaged her
l Blasts and teat tana hibbum. ana on ra, x sp-
- folly oonMent ta thru- weu trtea, gooa snip rury-
ilsaneAtntd last in tbe few simple words at the
' bibbis ad a" at the ship sst smral."
fjT "bap Mary Bradford, Peterson, cleared fm New Tork
Mil fl t -
ry arip Oem. nkt, Borneo, hence Aagwst 20, arrtved at
Sew Bedtord Maaeh 12.
" Paita. March Arr. ea the 3d, thn whaleboat and crew
ftaat ahip Lmrnear, Capt. Foster, having last sight of the ship on
r-.n rmri ahoaa lSth Anrii. The f.sarer had taken ftOO
I i an this create. On O lftth, the lancer arrHred with 1200
taaO l Jta, Mary Vikier, 1200 apt Blooaiag Star, at last
I I riant I had 50 sp. Oft aad ea. bark Clara Bcft, 25 sp.
jMBreVean Rover, Nantneket, 417 tons, built at Mattapoi
aatt ts 18wa, fee been and to the Spanish Otwernnent a private
trnmn 8ae wa be eatpluyu ha the governaseca aerrice aad ran
7" t-nma and Caka. he ia a ftrst rate- ahip, and haa
, , T tnf whaie voyage to the Panlle, arriving home ia
f -'-T V" '
THURSDAY, MAY 12.
On the first page of to-day'd paper will be
found the Appropriation Bill for the years 1858-9,
which waa approved on the 4th inetant, and un
der the provisions of which the Treasury has been
relieved of its plethora and a good deal of gold
put in circulation during the past few days. As
a whole, the present bill U the most complete in
all its details and, in all respect, the best that
has ever been adopted by the Legislature of the
country. To the Chairman of the House Com
mittee on Finance, Mr. James I. Dowsett, is due
much credit for the patient labor which he be
etowed on its construction, and, in conjunction
with several other foreign-lorn members, strenu
ously and successfully opposed its being swelled
beyond the estimates. This last, as we said be
fore, is its beat feature.
In his proclamation dissolving the Parliament
of the year 1855, the King said that one princi
pal reason for sending the Representatives back to
their constituents was the fact that they had
passed an appropriation bill which exceeded the
estimates by $200,000. And so it has been with
every bill before the present year the total
amount voted haa always largely exceeded the es
timated receipts. The reason of this is found in
the desire of each member to obtain an appropri
ation for some object in his own particular dis
trict, oftentimes for the purpose of ensuring a re
election ; it does not matter that it is an ijnis
faluus, existing only on paper, and never ex
pected to be paid the returned Solon will point
to its appearance in the bill aa an unanswerable
proof of his arduous labors in behalf of his con
stituency. But the present year there was a
great deal lees of this kind of work attempted
than usual, and the credit is due to the firmness
of a few member? , that so fair a bill has been
VTe have printed the bill in a convenient shape
for reference, with the name of each office-holder
opposite the amount of salary appropriated. This
may not be complete, or perfectly correct, but is
as much so as the means at our command would
allow. We are indebted to Messrs. McCoughtry
and Spencer of the Government House for inform
ation. The insertion of the names of the office
holders wiii make it better for reference. Among
the new items and changes are the following :
For His Royal Highness the Prince of Hawaii, at
the rate of $1000 per annum from the date of
his birth, May 20, 1859. The salaries of the
chief clerks of the Interior and Finance Depart
ments have each been raised $500, making their
pay $2,500 per annum It has been questioned,
and perhaps with reason, why these two chief
clerks should be selected for an increase of com
pensation, while it is notorious that the similar of
ficials in the Departments of Public Instruction,
Foreign Relations and Custom House, are worked
as hard, and perhaps harder, than those in
the Interior and Finance offices. The pay of
Associate Justice Robertson has also been in
creased $1000, that of the Superintendent of
Public Works $500, and that of the Postmaster
General $1000 per annum.
The Marshal and Sheriffs are put on salaries
alone, instead of receiving a part of the fines.
This will no doubt work well geuerally, but we
notice a provision which may, in out of the way
places, lead to fraud and oppression. As follows:
" Provided, That said Marshal and Sheriffs shall be entitled
to be reiuibursed tbe actual amount of the actual expenses by
them lururred for traveling in the discbarge of their dnties en
civd crises, the same to be taxed by Ibe Court and Collected aa
costs from the parties in whose behalf such duties are rendered."
I was at last accounts at San Francisco, meditating
a descent on somewhere. . We don't wish to ex
cite any fears, but would hint to the honorable
Secretary to follow Queen Victoria's advice to
Mr. Bull, (ri the last number of PvncA,) I
don't know what may happen, Mr. Bull, but
keep our powder dry.' r'
Wbeo, some two and a half years ago, the
schooner JJholilio was sent on a voyage of dis
covery, for guano, the adventure was looked on
and pronounced by almost every one here as a
" humbug." She returned with about 100 tons
of an article which those who knew declared to
be guano, but others said was worthless dirt. We
published Com. Mervine's account of it and made
some severe strictures on him, and subsequently
on Capt. Davis for asserting what they did not
know, that there was no guano on the islands
visited. We maintained that there teas guano
there and that time would reveal it, and the
course we took in the matter brought out the
ridicule if not censure of the Polynesian, while
most of the merchants agreed that this guano was
a humbug. The only one we remember of hav
ing from the first pronounced it a good article,
j-n.-V r- . 1 a.
was uapt. James &mun, wno we are nappy to
learn is now interested in the trade.
Well, time went on, and notwithstanding the
serious opposition which had been met by the
adverse statements of the U. S. Naval officers re
ferred to, and the ruinous loss it had had on their
stock, the American Guano Ccmpany of New
York went on with its arrangements for the ship
ment of guano at Jarvis Island. Still so little
faith was there in it, and so disastrous was the
influence of Capt. Davis and Com. Mervine, who
declared that it was unsafe for a vessel to anchor
at that island, that no ship could be chartered at
San Francisco for the purpose of loading. We
remember well, .the efforts to obtain a vessel, ns
we were then at that port. However, at last, a
young man, Mr. Wilder, succeeded in obtaining
a ship to load on his own account, but this act of
the captain in chartering his ship, to load at a
port which Capt. Davis had declared unsafe, so
offended the owners that he was summarily re
moved by them. We instance this to show the
prejudices existing at that time against this trade.
The White Swallow's cargo reached New York
and foundan immediate sale, and the gentleman
who had had the boldness and enterprise to start
the trade, received for his interest in the cargo
the handsome sum of $12,500, cash. From that
moment the reputation of the Jarvis Island Guano
was fixed, and the company found no difficulty in
making a sale of 100,000 tons at their own rate,
to be paid for as fast as it can be shipped off from
the island. The value of phosphatic guano, of
the quality of that obtained at Jarvis Island, is
hnw fiera riliartjw? ni fln'nriiMft nT fvimmnivo nf
about $40 per ton, and the demand for it will
probably keep pace with the shipments. It is
this trade that now brings to our port every two
weeks, these fine eastern clippers, and which has
and will prove a lasting benefit tj our commerce.
Since the reputation of the phosphatic guano
has been established, and the eneers of doubters j
silenced by the rapid sales of entire carg.es as j
quick as landed in New York, various enterprises j
have leen set on foot, as our readers are well t
aware. I his trade is uebtinea to oecome exten-
sive, and Honolulu must be the eenterof its opera- j
tions. Already the subject is fteeoming of promi- j
nent importance in the American papers, and j
from two received by the last mail we quote.
The first is from the Tribune, and the large num- I
ler of islands claimed will surprise most of our j
readers : f
Guts Ialaadn Discarrrrd. t
Corretponileace of the J'ew York Tribune.
Wash i Soros, March 5, 1858. i
Noticing a few days since, that Clipperton Island i
had been proclaimed to (he world ns-telonging to the ;
Lmperor or r ranee, una as this guano question Ins
become one of the first moment, it has occurred to me
it would not he uninteresting to your readers to know 1
if any, and how many guano islands in the Pacific '
Ocean or elsewhere have become the property of citi
zens of the United States, an-l have been recognized
by the Government ns pertaining to its territories (
under the act of Congress approved August 18, 185G.
The following is believed to be a correct list of said
islands, and their several latitudes and longitudes.
Sketch af J. Pilkala JAfe, wrliswa T
- hlannelC. .
About twenty days before his death, the lata Hon.
J. Piikoi dictated the following sketch of him life,
which we translate from the Haa Hawaii..
I was bora in the month of lkuwa (January)
18(34, at Waimea, Kauai. I continued to live there
until Liholiho came to Kauai, on the 22d of July,
1822. There was great feasting on the occasion of
the arrival of Liholiho and tho chiefs in his company,
on board the vessel called the " Okikowali." The
feasting took place in a house known as " Puilihale."
After eating, the King called to Kaumualii, " Oh,
Kaamualii, there is plenty of poi and fish at Kauai;
one thing only is lacking totnoco." The chief
answered " The tobacco also is ready." He then
called me, saying, Piikoi, " go and do as I bid yon.'
1 consented, and a pipe having been lighted, was
given to me, together with a tobacco box and a pipe
lighter, and I was directed to take them to Liholiho.
The chief called out, ' Oh, the Heavens, here is the
tobacco, and a servant with it." Then it was that 1
became a pipe-lighter; that was the first commence
ment of my " gc-ing with Liholiho to live. My rela
tions and friends made a great lamentation, bat some
said, " We have no business to wail, for he is given
entirely to the King." I then went round the island
of Kauai with the King and afterwards came to Oahu
with him. At Waianae, I ran away in order to go
with Kaumualii at Waialua. He ordered me to go
back, saying .that I must look to the King for my
subslstance hereafter, nor desert him on any account.
I accordingly returned, and continued to live with
Liholiho until he went to England, and never wanted
for anything to eat, drink or wear.
Alter the Kins went to .cngiana i uvea witn
Kahalaia, and on his appointment as governor, of
Kauai, I accompanied him thither. After the rebel
lion of Huniehume in 1824, we returned to Oahu,
and on the death of Kahalaia, in 1826, the late King
sent for me, saying You belonged to Liholiho; why
do you not come to live with me?" I said "I have
come." The late King was considerate in regard to
his servants. Several years later, the King gave me
the charge of lands on Oahu. This duty I executed
both to the satisfaction of the King and somewhat to
my own profit. Subsequently, when Haalilio went to
England, I received his duties to perform. About
this time I was made a Member of the House of
Nobles, and soon after, a Member also of the Kind's
Privy Council. I also received from the King a very
important duty that of superintending the division
of lands between the King and the chiefs at Halii-
uiaile. When I undertook this duty, some of tbe
chiefs said that they did not wish for me to divide the
lands for them. I made reply to them that if they
would not take my division, they must lose all their
lands, from Hawaii to Kauai. These were strong
words, but I spoke confidently, well knowing that I
had ample authority from the King. I continued to
live pleasantly and happily under the late King un
til he left us on the 15th December, 1S54.
Under His present Majesty, Kamehameha IV.,
whom God has graciously placed over us, I have en
joyed all my former rights of nobility, and my family
and myself have enjoyed the fullest protection. May
God preserve the King, and grant him a long and
I have written the foregoing in great weakness, for
the purpose of showing my countrymen how I lose to
my present rank and position, under the protection
of the King, from the humble station of a pipe-lighter.
Love to all, J. Piikoi."
Honolulu, April 7. 18-9.
Odejr. 15 m. W.
tata ana cm
Any one who has lived for some time in the
remote districts of the islands will require no ex
planation as to how the above might in the hands
of unscrupulous officials, be made an instrument
of ex tort ion.
Among other new items is $12,000 for pay of
asspmor fur 1S59, in view of the property tax
which the New Code imposes. The appropria
tion we judge is none too large for a first assess
ment, which must neoeraarily involve much extra
labor. Also one of $10,000 for a new Custom
House, to be built on the esplanade ; and for a
hospital in Honolulu, $2000. The appropriation
for aa 4 anchor and buoy at Kawaihae, $500,"
is again repeated this year, after having been sev
eral times before appropriated. We hope it may
at length become a reality instead af a myth. It
is a fact not generally known, that, next to Hono
lulu, more whalers visit Kawaihae each spring
than any other port at these islands. Over sixty
ships have been thereduringthf past four months,
while only forty-seven have visited Lahaina.
That hitherto insatiate monster, the Depart
ment of War, still continues ta,. cry "give,"
give," though content with the rate of appro
priation of 1857. . The explanation of this other
wise mysterious circumstance is doubtless to be
found in the fact that the Mormons have appa
rently given up the idea of coming down on us
like a swarm of locusts, and the fears of the "Sec
retary at War and the Navy are somewhat al-
layed. It has, Lower, apparently escaped his
notion tht tbo rrS f f,LWill"i WlVr-
Jarvis O 21
Holland O 50
Maidens 4 15
Arthurs 3 Zi
Christmas 1 . &1
Caroline. .......... 0 54
Anns 0 49
Ptavers 10 05
Flints 11 28
P.iuraxng..... ...... It 49
Itoeeweins. . 11 00
Oronique 10 00
Frietihaven... ...... 10 OO
Quiros 10 32
low 9 33
Clarence 9 07
Favorites 2 SO
Duke of York 8 30
Fanners 3 00
Birnies 3 35
Pfcenix 3 40
Marys 2 5.1
Eilrrhnrgs...M... 3 OH
Sydney 4 74
I'enhryns 8 - 65
Pescado 10 3A
Ganires 10 69
Kierson 11 11
Piileroos 11 05
Humphreys ..10 40
Frances 9 6
Flint ..10 32
Nassau. ....11 62
Panffer. 10 00
Mary Letitia 4 40
Kemins 4 41
Walkers 3 63
Sarah Anne 4 00
America 3 40
rnpect 4 42
Famaranfr.... ...... S 10
Palnioore 5 43
langer 6 30
Hakin 3 02
Mathews 2 03
Pans A 40
Barbera 3 64
17 dee. 21 m.
t'itilizaioa nad Lfaatfr ily -
In Hall's Journal of Health, a monthly period
ical replete with sound advice on the laws of
physical lifulth, and containing besides inany ar
ticles of general interest, we find the following
remarks on the subject of this caption. The
statements made are so clearly corroborated by
the history of the Ilawaiians, ns well tis other.
Polynesian tribes of natives, that we cannot for
bear quoting them :
Natives are prolific according to their degrada
tion; as witness the teeming population of China, of
India, and of Interior Africa. When the Israelites
had to work hard and make brick, getting straw
where they could, their numbers increased with great
rapidity. The slaves of our own country have more
children than their masters, from these tacts it is
clear that moral degradation and severe physical
labor, each largely increase .the number of births.
But civilization presents a paradox. As social
amelioration aud domestic comforts have made large
progress, the average term of life has been strikingly
increased, in that one person died yearly out of every
thirty in the last century; while twenty-five years
ago, it 'was found in the same great European States,
England, France and Germany, that only one in
thirty-eight died annually. The present estimate is
one out of forty.
At the same time as civilization advances, the
births decrease. Hence, as we progress in a rational
civilization, human life is less doubtful, and the
chances of its extension steadily increase. Hence
with fewer births now than a hundred years ago,
among the same number of persons, population is in
creasing iu the more civilized countries, because peo
ple live longer in consequence of the social ameliora
tions of those countries. In the same direction looks
the official announcement of M. Villertne, secretary
of the poor law commissioners of Havre, that the
average age of the rich was twelve years preater than
that of the poor. The practical inference is this, that
living comfortably is a means of avoiding sickness
and living long. The sooner therefore that we attain
this end of living in comfort the better; while the
speediest met hod of accomplishing it, is for all newly
married persons to begin life by the practice of rigid
economies, by the exercise and indulgence of plain
iastes, and entertaining a manly contempt of the
w. inion of others as to their style of living, as long
as it does not degenerate into business the expendi
tures being largely within the earnings giving prom
ise of an age of abundance, of ease and elevation."
. MoTiJEr."--There are persons in this world who
think that all the wisdom and learning extant ia
lodged in their own shallow brains. Some of them
would appear to be driving the quill of the Polyxt-tia.-
We once heard of a lunatic brought into that
condition through the overwhelming thought that in
his brain alone was centered all knowledge and wis
dom. Whether the Polynesian editorial staff ever
become so'far lost, it is impossible to say, but present
appearances would Indicate that no sooner has a hos
pital been ftirly established, than we shall need a
The last Polynesian takes us to task on a variety
of subjects in a manner which shows the ignorance
if not impudence of some of the craft. That mistakes
typographical and clerical may and often do oc
cur, none are more sensible of than we; but thCself
righteous, Pharisaical habit of pointing at the mote
in another's eye when there is a beam in his own,
is a trait of the Polynesian. We quote from it :
alt tthe Commercial) says that the British bark Aetoon "ar
rived yesterday (WednwdHy) from Arequipa, South America.
Arjquipa being an island toeu, thirty leaeues from the coast,
we would ask how the bark got there, and back again to the
Now, any school boy knows that Arequipa ia a
state or department of the Republic of Peru, with its
capital of the same name. The port of the state is
4he little town of Iquique (not Yquique, as the Poy-
sian has it.) - The Captain of the bark reported him
self from Arequipa, and he was correct, just as ves-'
sels report themselves from California, Oregon, &c
What is more common than for a whaler to hail from
Oahu or Japan, or a ship from California or Oregon ?
The geographical ignorance of the Polynesian is
what all laugh at. If it will take the pains, to study
a Primary Geography, we wiH send in a copy.
It next hunts up an affidavit to show that the
Splendid did visit Johnson's Island. As the voucher
is of considerable importance in establishing the
Polynesian's veracity, it should receive full faith and
credit. ; '
Again, in endeavoring to straighten us, it gets it
self wrong. It says that the brig Advance was
bought by Mr. Coquin. There is no such person
in Honolulu, that we are aware of. The gentlemen re
ferred to, is probably Mr. CoquL
Next, we find a hypocritical snarl at us for not re
taining a font of Greek type which has lain here un
used for thirty years, more or less, because there is no
earthly use for it, and which would probably lay for
thirty years longer unused, unless wanted to illus
trate' those very verdant " commercial" articles,
which abound in " classic thought and ancient art."
But the beauty of the whole of this Greek affair is.
that before the Polynesian had scribbled his snarl,
we had actually offered to the Government Press this
Greek font, which is completely new, nl two-thirds
what it would cost to import it, and the offer has
been declined. If that isn't hypocrisy, then we have
yet to learn what is. - .
" We have read of I. Lncius Mumtnlus and his appreciation
of Greek art at the taking of Corinth. The Mummius family are
not all dead yet." Polynetian.
No ! There's at least one of them to be found in
the Polynesian office. Verbum sap!
, It publishes a list of " whale ships expected to ar
rive at Honolulu in 1859," but who ever heard of
a ship of the name of Arragon I The Carol us and
Helen Sims will be a long time " expected" at this
port, as no such vessels exist in the whaling service.
We point to these errors, not in the spirit of recrim
ination, but to show how easily typographical and
other errors occur, and also to show the pedantry and
vanity of the Polynesian, which is so proverbially
full of mistakes that our merchants do not rely on it
for correctness. We cannot stop every week to hunt
them up and make them known ; though if we were
to delay the issue of our paper on publication days,
to correct errors and procure affidavits, till 10 or' 12
o'clock, as does the Polynesian, we should be able
not only to obtain affidavits to prove the truth of
every statement made, bat perhaps some that would
place the sanity of the government newsmongers in a
very questionable position.
Attempted Suicide. Early yesterday morning it
was rumored about town that Mr. Martin Beck had
committed suicide. It' appears that during the night
he cut his throat with a razor, and was found in the
morning lying on his settee, nearly dead, the settee
and floor covered with blood. His son, who elept in
the same room, heard no noise, and only made the
discovery in the morning. Dr. McKibbin was called
in, who dressed and sewed up the wound, which was
a very severe one, the windpipe being cut nearly if
not quite through. It is quite doubtful whether Mr.
B. will recover. He is a Dane, we believe, by birth,
quite advanced in years, and has long been residing
on the islands. His wife, who is of Spanish extrac
tion, deserted him some three or four weeks since,
and the cause of his attempt on his life is no doubt
connected with his domestic troubles.
BiT!GLARY. Mr. Isaacs clothing store on Nuuanu
street, just below the establishment of J. H. Strauss,
was entered, it is supposed, between the hours of three
and four o'clock on yesterday morning, and about
$1C0 dollars worth of clothing stolen. The propri
etor of the store was awakened from his sleep by the
barking of his dog, and dh going down stairs found
the back door open and a lot of goods (about $30
worth) strewed about, which the thief had evidently
left in his hurry. The fact that the goods taken were
the best in the store, and evidently picked, goes to
show that the burglar was well acquainted with the
premises. We do not hear of any trace of the thief.
The two first named Islands have been claimed by i
the American Guano Company, and the rest by the I
United States Guano Company, and other citizens of'
the United stales.
I understand these acquisitions are all to lie sur
veyed and chartered, and tbe quality and quantity of
the guano thereon, to be ascertained l.-y competent
analytical chemists and topographical engineers, and
a report thereor made to Congress at the earliest
practicable period. At some of these islands there
are good harbors and safe anchomge, and at most of
mem tnere is a gooa lee, which, coupled with the
fact that moft all of them are situated where storms
are seldom known (the prevailing winds being from
the East.) makes them place of safe resort for ships.
The quantity and accessibility of the guano on
many of these islands is placed beyond doubt. What
remains to be demonstrated is its quality, and whether
that is such to warrant its importation. On this
point I am not competent to decide, because there are
two theories which now divide the opinions of scien
tific men, vix : the ammoniacal and the mineral.
The former advocated by Laws, Gilbert, Johnson, and
others, and the latter by Liebig, Gale, and others,
who claim that it is nutrition not stimulus which is
the great desideratum. The guano from these islands
comes under the but head; the Peruvian, Elide and
Ichaboe under the first. Time wiH settle which theo
ry is correct.
A gentleman who is well acquainted with the
islands of this ocean, gives us some information
in regard to some of those claimed above,
which it may be well to state here. i8t.-rAr-thur's.
Favorite and Farmer's Islands do not
exist. 2d. Walker's, Sarah Ann, Samarang
and David's Islands are of doubtful existence.
All the above are laid down on the charts, it is
true, bvft probably none of them exist. 3d.
Flint's, Clarence, Duko of Fork, Kierson 's and
Humphrey's Islands are all inhabited and posses
sion of them cannot - very well be taken by for
eigners. Sydney Island is covered with trees or
woods. Christinas and Caroline Islands are part
ly covered with eooanuts and are known not to
possess guano. That, there may be guano in
abundance on manv of the islands claimed, is
very likely, but the best depositee will " probably
be touna to exist on small rocky islands, as yet
The other article referred to. we are ohliowrl tn
omit fill Pt ' ;
NOTES OF THE WEEK.
Tub Weather. An item bout the weather is
always supposed to be a common-place one. But our
weather for the past half-year has certainly been note
worthy. After an uncommonly severe and stormy
wnter, and late spring, the experience of tbe past
week indicates that we may expect a scorching sum
mer. A midday tramp through our dusty streets by
those who have their residence on the cool elopes of
Malta woo or Waimea would undoubtedly much en
hance the value of a country seat in their estimation.
But those whose perceptions of Nature's beauties have
become stultified by a long familiarity with ledgers,
prices currents and the hurry and scramble of a com
mercial emporium, to them, Honolulu is second na
ture. . They would perhaps fail to appreciate any
rhapsodies we might happen to get into about " flow
ers and bowers," tbe free mountain breezes, or the
morning choristers of the wood. Let them try a trip
to Kauai, Makawao or Waimea, daring this dull season,-
and come back better, physically and mentally.
Fatal Accident at Kauai. By yesterday's Hae
Hawaii, we learn that a young half-white named
Oliver K. Chapin, a son of Mr. O. A. Chapin, came
to his death at Waimea on the 14th ultimo. It seems
that he was out shooting kolea, on horseback, and
having alighted from his horse to fire at some birds
which flew, he re-mounted without uncocking his
piece. His hat having blown off, he reached for it
with the breech of his gun. In doing bo, it went off,
the entire charge entering his breast. The horse
started to run, and young Chapin clung to him for
a quarter of a mile, when he became insensible and
fell to the ground. Everything was done for him by
Dr. Smith, but, after lingering until tbe 1st instant,
he expired. He was a promising young man, and
had recently been married. On his mother's side he
was connected with the ancient chiefs of Kauai.
Mail or April 5. This mail, now nearly due,
will be brought by the Yankee, which ought to be
here on Wednesday morning next. . She will touch at
Lahaina to land a number of milch cows for Capt.
Makee, but will not tie detained there pre lhi two
Cwpk Sailixg. Three of the fine clippers which
left here last fall for New Bedfonl and New London
had arrived home, all making splendid passages,
considering they were deeply laden with oil. We
give the dates of their sailing from Honolulu and
Nov. 25 Sh. Oolilen Facie, Hurtling, arr. N.H. Mar. 6100 ds.
Nov. 25 Sh. SVylark, rollunbee, arr. at N.B. Mar. 0 104 ds.
Nov. 28 Sh. K. F. Willetts, Holmes, arr. N.L. Mar. 11103 ds.
The Skylark met a squall near the Equator in the
Atlantic and lost her fore-top gallant mast. Other
wise, she would probably have been up to her
The Yocno Prisck's Birthday. A week from
to-morrow, Friday, April 20, will be the first anni
versary of the Prince of Hawaii's birth, and will be
observed as a national holiday. Besides a recejion
and ball at the Palace, there will be a regatta in the
harbor, during the furenoon, and horse races at Wai-
kiki in the afternoon, tor the regatta a number of I
boats have already been entered, but we have not yet
learned the rules adopted for the occasion. They
will doubtless be published.
Another Gtaxc Hi'nt Probably. The schooner
Kinoole, has been chartered for another "secret ex
pedition," and sails to-day "to cruise," un
der the command of Capt. Fobs, late of the JTame
tneha IV. Mr. John A. Widdifield, recently from
San Francisco goes passenger. We hear she L
chartered by a company, but the destination is, of
course, kept " dark."
Native T7iKX-T7e have ? 1
tloice native wine, l.j-1 by tlr.
i- all label and, rail " Sparkling Kaaa-
: r,a in ke one bottl i a sample for future com
- tmnimroment Tears mnf cSect
parisons, wto hiihh"')'"'" - - - .;
in our domestic wiue manufacture. . ,.j .v.
Attemttsd Bcglaby. Attempts were made on
n'nrlaw niirht to the enter the stores of Mr. E. Eerop
i t O'NpiI on Hotel street; but in both eases the
burglars were unsuccessful in obtaining entrance.
Book St le An auction of botks," and fancy
arcicien -uvea race on o.-viiai jj o -burn's,
which will be worth the attention of book
worms. , - ' ' ' , ,. .
T2T Our thanks are due to Messrs. M'Ruer & Mer.
ril, aDd Chas. W. Brooks of San Francisco, and J. S.
Van Ingen cj Talcahuano jbr special favors in the
news line. .'
- ICOrrespondence of the Pacific Commercial Adverttser.J
fleeter from Sata Frelnea). ;
Saw Frakcisco, April 20, 1859.
Mr. Editor : Californians are a wonderful peo-
nla. No toils, no reverses, no disasters can discour-
age them, or they would have been discouraged long
ago. The State grows in wealth and importance, not
:.v. n offnrts to keeD her back. . Her towns
are destroyed by fire, one after another; yet they are
rebuilt. Corrupt legislation and a perverted judici
ary bear down like an incubus upon her -energies
yet she rises above them. Swindle after swindle, each
surpassing the other in magnitude, is perpetrated
uoon this people. Frauds of the most open and auda
cious character, are committed upon them, with
boldness that is truly amazing. Especially is this
true of San Francisco. From her earliest history, it
has been her lot to struggle against all kinds of foes.
Many times reduced to ashes by the devouring ele
ment, she has risen again, prouder than before. Hur
ried into the Charybdis of bankruptcy by unprinci
pled politicians and stealing officials, she has extn-
cated herself nobly. In spite of being thus swindled
and bamboozled so systematically, she has attained
her present position. After the renovation of the
political atmosphere in '66, it was thought that the
time for open, high-handed villainy had passed, never
more to return ; but recent events have shown that
the same poisonous element is still rankling in our
The celebrated " Bulkhead Bill" affords abundant
evidence of this fact By this bill, the right of the
city in the whole extent of her water front, some
two or three miles. was to be ceded to a set of un
principled and irresponsible men, for an unlimited
time, for the avowed purpose of building a bulkhead;
but really for the purpose of enriching a few individ
uals at the expense of this city and her extensive com
merce. This bill, although bearing the marks of vil
lainy and fraud upon its very face, was actually
passed by the Senate. But the voice of an indignant
people was heard in the Senate Chamber, speaking to
the corrupt Senators, not in the "still, small voice"
of mild reproof: but in the thunder tones of stern re
buke. The following day the bill was reconsidered;
better counsels prevailed, and it was finally defeated,
by a small majority. The news of its defeat was im
mediately telegraphed to this city, and some of our
citizens manifested their joy by firing a salute pf one
hundred guns in honor of the event.
Last week an attempt was made to force the pas
sage of a bill appropriating a large amount of money
to reward those patriotic individuals who composed
the " law and order" army for eminent services ren
dered their country, in quelling the insurrection (!)
of 1856. Of course, the bill did not pass; and these
patriots will have to console themselves with the re
flection that " virtue is its own reward." Doubtless
the satisfaction arising from the remembrance of their
good deeds, and the glory gained in that tear, will
prove a sufficient reward to such pure patriots.
Judge Hoffmann's decision, in the case of Gallagher
vs. bark Yankee, has been sustained by Judge McAl
lister of the U. S. Circuit Court, granting $3,000
damages. Every item of evidence is stretched, and
every point of law strained, to bring contempt upon
the Vigilance Committee. It is to be hoped the peo
ple of this city will secure Capt Smith against pecu
niary loss in this matter.
The trial of Capt Pendleton of the bark Sarah
Parks, for extreme cruelty to his Beamen, and for
the murder of one'of his crew, on the voyage from
Cardiff hither, is attracting much attention. If the
charges made against him are true, his is a ease of
the most unparalleled cruelty. While being conveyed
from the District Court to the jail, on one occasion,
he narrowly escaped being lynched .by the excited
Gen. Walker, the noted filibuster, is still in this
city. His movements have been very secret" and so
far nothing has transpired, with reference to his de
signs, although there are many surmises on that
point. . .
The opposition line of steamers to New York-have
made the rate of fare so reasonable, that travel has
increased very materially within the last two months
The rate of fire on both lines is now, cabin $150; 2d
cabin 100 ; steerage $50. Yet the Company is
looked upon with suspicion, as the people of this
State have little confidence in any enterprise in which
C. K. Garrison is concerned. It is supposed they are
only making a show of opposition to the Pacific Mail
Steamship Company for the purpose of being again
bought off" by that Company.
News from British Columbia is decidedly more fa
vorable. The Brother Jonathan arrived on the 14th
with $80,000 in treasure; the greater part of which
is said to bo Fraser River dust There is considera
ble freight going forward for Victoria. The English
steamers Labouchere and Forward are to be put . on
the route between Victoria and this port
San Francisco is particularly unsuccessful as a
whaling port. But two or three whalers are owned
here. They have done very well, however, the past
season on the lower coast. v
The Overland Mail is a decidedly great institution.
By this means we receive news from the East every
three or four days. It is confidently expected that
the time will be reduced to twenty days, lor the
whole trip, during the summer months.
The Sonora arrived on the 17th with nine hundred
passengers, among whom were our Senators and a
host of political characters.
We are having unusually cold, weather for this sea
son of the year. Old Boreas has broken his icy bauds,
and comes down howling from the lofty Sierras, bear
ing with him the cold breath of the north. After all,
there is no climate so pleasant as that of your sunny
isles. Such is the opinion of Nhuanc.
1 w frequently the
c rr , ..niod,
X K t5ing.
--des volcanoes and MlC
r-.r, aa ig wt
nnl emuaiii-. -
"W)Dg Wh Pk u
the least interesting. In torth
scattered here and there, tan
- efii&r&r.bi- anma ,.t l;. . ' rSi
. ,ultt lor be,.
surrounding scenery, JTt'K
The valley of fft!:. .7
one of the most interesting 4
island, possesses two of theet
them, near the mouth .i
them, near the mouth of th.
sea, and said to be twcntj.fi,, 7' V
possesses a world wide ren-...-
situated at the head of w.:.? ?
of some eicht or ten milM r. 7&
not its rival in height, by fw r
perfect fall. At this point th
the valley, assuming a perpeJ
p roach each other in a regak
that the valley suddenly tenuis
surrounded by smooth peir!'"
Ing rocks, rising to a height off'
and forming a sort of huge cbi
which pours the main body of th,'1
water rushes over the brow of fl
regular stream, and falls in ,
to tbe bottom, and thence, fioiria.j?
round pool tha receive it, d,
down tho valley among the rocki v
pices, the thundering waters, the iiZ
the blackness of the great ewe ks
behind the fall, and the mnnj
ored ferns above and on either titt;
bination of attractions. An Ufa
a more glorious subject for a peBcj'
This beautiful fall is, unfortuBtoi, i
of access.. The route up the tilu
some places dangerous. The trwe-
his waist in water a great portion tfi
one place, for a brief distance, iw
method of progression. PropjL 7
ever visited the spot The lover of
however, if he is stout enough of Eaj
tervening obstacles, will be richly
labors, by a visit to the head of
ArriTal of lluM)
EASTERN DATES TO ij
The clipper ship Polynesia, Cx J
at this port on Friday last, in fonrt J
Francisco, bringing the New Tork'Y
Via Tehuantepec and the overland Rjj)
are received. i
The letter of our S in Franciiw
Nuuanu," contains all the Califon
est From the Eastern states the ks
ant and will be found embodied its.
mai7. . ' j
But from Europe the tidings tit
runiors of war, and the probability r
hands in England, that war would fo,'
the first of the present month. Then.
France and Austria were just on their'
armed for that purpose. Tbe other V
were mediating in favor of a peace, nil,
the English Ambassador at Paris, hid p'
to attempt to soften the Aostriu L.'
The policy of France is evidently kt.
and peace or war is made to depend
Austria will give way or not BothFu'
tria are reported on the authority i I
Ministers to have agreed to withlrw.
from the Roman states, and to leuti
manage his own people; subject then I
by the people of the sacred right of rt.
is, of insurrection which is almost eera.
on the retirement of the Austrian aodF:,
It is odd that the venerable Popeiinx!
respected at a distance, while athoiatt
spect or affection is manifested or his.'
the management of temporal affaln. i
starting point whence war will ineviubhi
the efforts of Lord Cowley, the Eoglishl
not be likely to avert it. I
In the meantime both France nl Xur
ting their military resources into the tip
efficiency and readiness for prompt j
way from Toulon to Marseilles is rapidly
a completion, and the reviewing and dnL
is constantly going on. But the eta;
Germany is far different now from whil
time of the first Napoleon. Then she
and ill prepared for war. ' Now she hal
ing of nationality and can bring a millu
of men into the field. Upper Italy, vb,
Austria, and which will probably be tbi!
conflict, is strongly fortified, and, in tht?
brave soldiers, would be impregnable. I
the two belligerents are stated to t!
Ausuia, ow.'aw, rrance, oo,'jwj-
liable to be much increased in case of (
Thus they stand, pitied against each k
their teeth over the bone, Italy, whileltf
sia and Russia look on, ready, no drab,!
play, v Already the south of turopeaay"
the clash of arms, where
Fiery fnnk awl furious Bon, 9 J
" Shoal in their sulphurous canopr j
until June next, when tbe Criminal Cv
District will be in session. I
Sale or Spebm Oii Sales of 1500 lr
oil at Nantucket to a New York houttti!
per gallon, are reported in New YortpT
The American Guano Company at
received fnra their Islands (Baker and
Pacific Ocean, 4000 tons of guano. iW (
iu the New York and Philadelphia m5
to $00 per ton. They will dispnwb ii '
the ship Mary Bradford, with larrf
machinery for loading the gumu, and
rity of tbe vessels at the islands, in the
buoys, life boats, &c )
The Courier a EUts Unis asserts'5
filibustering expedition is ready to tM
muwiln, .f ....lul l.v tbe l"
fmm ITavnrv. TL a KAi.lAiit-tprftart W-
ready to depart simultaneously fro -of
the Unii, and secret agents oo tie4
gaged to prepare facilities for accea ' ' '
For thk Pacific. Tbe clipper stipt
ford at New York for Honolulu ad
under charter of tbe American Gujdo u
New York. now taking in 'to
twenty tons each, with aiMipM
eleven irwa bell-buoys, nverajriuf K
besides the frames of a dwellinc-boo.)
store-bouse, for tbe ose of the CompJ !
SrpREJtKCOTTRT BbOoKLTS fflrr j
O n . . -TlrtiUll"
gT The guano mania was pretty well taken off in
a sketch of an island to be visited by the schooner
Kinoole which we saw going the rounds yesterday.
The deposite" waa represented as awfully deep, the
American flag flying with "Hail Columbia," and
one solitary individual shouting, I am monarch of
all I Survey."
Rifles. At a regular meeting of the Honolulu
Rifle Company held at their Amory on the evening
or the 7th mat". His Majesty Kamehameha IV. was
proposed as an active member of that corps and was
unanimously elected. By a subsequent vote of the
company. His Majesty was unanimously elected
Colonel of the corps.
Stbawbebju.es. During the past week or two this
delicious fruit has been quite plenty about town.
tbougb mostly secured in advance by private families.
Mr. Holstein of the Agricultural Society's Garden has
about an acre of plants now in full bearing. ' The
fruit are large and well flavored and bring teadily
io cents per quart
Amatbub, Concebt. We are happy to learn that
a concert will-be given by the Amateur Musical I
Society of Honolulu on the 28th inst, in aid of the
Hospital fund. The concert is given at the request
of and under the patronage of their Majesties the
auzj and Vjxren, ana wiH doubtless draw a lir
Letter from Hawaii. ,
THE VOLCANO SNOW-STORM WATERFALL.
Waimea, May 3, 1859.
Mb." Editor : I take advantage of tbe departure
of the Mary, which sails for Honolulu to-morrow, to
forward you the latest advices from the eruption. '
The volcano continues still in action. A consider
able stream of liquid lava is nightly visible from Wai.
mea on its descent towards the sea, near the track of
the former flow. The head of the stream has now ar
rived to within , about fifteen miles distance of the
shore. Its progress is Blow; and, judging by its rate
during the past week, a fortnight or three weeks will
eLspse before it quenches iu redness in the waters of
the ocean. If nothing happens to arrest ordivert it
course, it will probably reach the water at a point a
little to the southward of Wainanalii the spot where
the'old stream entered the sea. Probably a length
of fifteen miles of the glowing red hot stream is visi
ble in the night from Waimea the fire extending
from the head, or front, of the flow, up the mountain,
about half way to the old craters. The two upper
craters continue to send up immense volumes of
smoke, and on Friday night last, the 29th April, on
of the lower craters was distinctly observed to thro
up considerable jets of lava into the air thus show
ing conclusively that old Pele stlinives."
. The weather of late, in this elevated re;! , ?
been quite cool and rainy. -.. On Friy l"M;- '
mit of Iu& Hea was tls t ..itf
I V. ... T.'
1 0. T tr....MrTWUl!li
k?iii w iuk I vinrr miujv .
Frank mnd Prentis of JTew L0J
can Guano Company. The plaint"
the company U recover ne-test" ' ,
Islands or the right to take from ' ;
Island one-tenth of the Ouane t-(
paying therefor one dollar per t0":
valued their Interest at twenty ni' ' .
W .-. VA.I ft ka 4na aaft ft a aa aa at W1 them w
a s v vi inn wa a baj aiiniw
stock, which they valued at n
Thev Mai nuut onnlract WHK u
they had made with Benson and Torper
under which they were to land c""
visions upon Baker's Island "ltMJTj
their complaint the plaintiffs H"'.
they complied with the contract, iV
bad been prevented because it wt9.,mK;
,prove it To this compliant tbe "rZg
a demurrer, which was decided by v .)
of the defendants. Tbe Court g '
leave to amend their epiiD, butf!lr
assert that they are not under anT 'lTT,
their rigita can be invaded; and tWJ .
be no further litigation which e j
company ia any way. ; '
Prussia Ar tub New Baby.
engaged with her awn anomalous an j
she is rejoick
to say about tie present entangle"
Sr -r in tbe birth of a new
-; .. . . . vrinu"-
netrvfres"ipiive to OCT inrone.
William, (Irineess Royal of EnirfaBdITJ
ried a ye-r t-a, was "safely deli??
tbe 27th c?JiaKry, at 8 P. M.
lar in tl i Cinjs and forthwi"
took pf. j.
I- ir. The guano trad
thf ' -rrernmmt U likely won1!.!
r- Jfcrrtn lack of funds. Ar
, t zl-c "A, the wretched R.
i ii ia any eoDKorabfe sub ,
v :'H".'f Hi torrrveasnmeu'i
tl lX::.:an talMollar, g
r 3, but ts taken
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