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94 THE POLYNESIAN; ''C : SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1852. . Joint Stock Companies, Going Ahead. . Since the project was first broached in the ' Polynesian a few weeks ago, the subject has been . ' growing in public favor with great rapidity. We not only find our suggestions sustained by others " who have advocated the measure, and by a very 7 large number of the most influential men . in Honolulu who think favorably of it, but we know of on or two gentlemen, at least, having large and suitable tracts of. land for plantations who are willing, and offer to dispose of their property and take the entire pay in stock, if a company can bo formed with a proper charter, and under good auspices. - , One in particular, who has 1,500 acres of good cane hnd on East Maui, offers it to a company on these terms, which shows his confidence in the undertaking. This land is well situated for a large sugar plantation, having about 500 acres on one side of a stream, where it would be most desirable for pasturage, and the remainder, in a compact body, on the other side, and on which about 50 acres of cane is now growing, which would answer well far seed cane. It is also con tiguous to a harbor, where vessels could land freight, and take in the produce of the plantation. Besides the above, there is much more good land contiguous, which could be got, if it was wanted, for carrying on an extensive operation in sugar growing. ' In other localities, also, on the islands, we learn that tracts of land have been offered, on the same terms ; but of their desirableness for the purpose, we are not informed. But so f:r as land j concerned, it seems evident that a joint stock com-pany would be met more than half wy by landowners, who have so much confidence in the success of the undertaking as to be willing to part with their property for the company's stock. The next point to be considered is, can capital be raised to give life and efficiency to an enterprise of this kind? Without capital, it is worse than useless to undertake such a business as is contemplated. The follow ing is the language of the President of the Royal Hawaiian Agricultural Society, in his address at the opening of the annual meeting in June last. -"In the first place. the great obstacle in the way of agricultural suc cess in these islands is the want of capital. We have land enough and to spare good land and a climate that knows no equalj but what avails all this, so long as we have no money with winch to improve our lands ? We cannot carry on fanning I in the Sandwich Islands as in England and the United States, with nothing but our hands to aid us, for here we must have capital in the outset, and that too in no small measure, or behold our labors end in disappointment and ruin. All who have had any experience in plantations, I think will bear me witness, that to carry on a coffee plantation, successfully, .requires in the com menccment from ten to twenty thousand dollars, and a sugar plantation from twenty to one hundred thousand dollars." There can be no doubt of the truth of these remarks, and it is to raise this very capital that we first suggested, and now advocate, the formation of a ioint-stock companv. We have no bank to afford to individuals the facilities needed to prose cute the business of planting at the islands; and even if we had, it is quite problematical whether the business could succeed with money procured at the high rats of interest current here. It would be much more likely to stagger along nnder the immense weight, and be crushed under it at last. It is equally true that there are no capitalists amongst us who are willing to undertake, alone, the heavy business alluded to. The fact that they do not, is conclusive that they will not. The question again recurs, what is to be done ? Are the islands to remain without exports? Are the tens of thousands of acres of first-rate land to remain uncultivated and useless, which might easily be made to produce their millions of exports? Is business to be confined to the supply of the whaling fleet, and other ships that resort here for recruits ? Important as these may be, and they are important, they do not furnish a demand at all equal to our ability to supply ; nor adequate to the elevation of the pH)ple in the direction of civilization and cultivated improvement. They do not furnish a steady and permanent business for our merchants and mechanics. " During the shipping season, they give life to trade and business generally ; but the stagnation that follows is well nigh fatal to the whole community, and absolutely 60, to many individuals, in almost every branch of business. . In order, therefore, to obviate the first want, that of capital, it seems clear that if any thing is to be done in this way, the scattered elements must be drawn together, in the first place, by ourselves. Let a company be projected with a capital of 100,000, with shares at $100 each, payable in such instalments as will render it easy for men with but moderate means to take stock. Get a charter from government ; and put the direction and management in'.o competent and responsible hands. Open books for subscription to the stock, and try the feeling of the community ' in regard to it. The quicker this is done the better ; even now, when there is a little reviving in trade, and while our harbor is filled with 6hips. We have no doubt that many ship-masters would take a share or more, and thus become interested in the islands. In this way the question would be tested in regard to what could be raised among ourselves and if it was found abroad that we had indeed put our own shoulder to the wheel, andvere determined to do something, we have no doubt that California capitalists would step in to our aid with their known liberality and fore-cast. Religions Worship. Strangers, residents and seamen,, are hereby notified that public religious services are held in Honolulu every Sabbath, at 11 o'clock, a. m. and at half-past seven in the evening, at the Seamen's Chapel, and at the New Court House, near the fort. . Both these services are in the English language ; the former conducted by Rev. S. C. Damon, Seamen's Chaplain, and the latter by Rev. T. E. Taylor, pastor of the church worshipping in that place. Seats free, in both places, and the public, including strangers and 6camen, are cordially invited to attend. Liberal subscriptions, recently taken up in the different orthodox' churches, have liquidated 'the debt of. the American Board of Foreign Missions, tnd$5 35 surplus is left in the Treasury.. ' ' THE Oriental Clipper Line to China. -t We noticed in the San Francisco papers for 6ome time past, that a line of clipper ships was' about to be established between that port and China, by Messrs. Ogden &. Haynes, touching, on the outward passage, at the port of Honolulu. This purpose has been carried into effect, and the clipper bark Pathfinder, CapL Macy, arrived at this port on Saturday last, in 11 days from San Francisco, being' the first of the line which has been despatched. . v . , , The u P" came to an anchor outside, recruited, and sailed again for China on Tuesday morning. The next vessel will be the clipper bark Fannt Major, a new vessel of 350 tons, which was to sail from San Francisco about the 10th insL, to be succeeded in a fortnight by the Black Squaii.. We learn that this line is to be composed of six vessels, two of which are now building in the United States, and that they contemplate making semi-monthly trips to China, and return direct to San Francisco. Should this arrangement be carried , out, it will afford a fine opportunity for passengers to this port, in a class of vessels which will, under ordinary circumstances, make the passage in from 11 to 15 days, and with very little detention. The abolishing of tonnage dues on all vessels bringing merely passengers, has reduced the charges on vessels of this class touching at this port, to a merely nominal rate, and that for services actually rendered. Besides, ships can here procure wood, water, stock and vegetables, dis charge and ship crews, &c, with every facility that can be asked in any foreign port. j We are glad to welcome this new clipper line, and hope it will prove the precursor of a line of steamers, which the wants of commerce in this part of the world will most surely demand as soon as the Panama Railroad is completed. We ad mire the energy that thus " takes time by the fore- ward top," and wins for itself the result it aims at. Would there was a little more of this spirit among the business men of this community ; and then we should see plantations springing up to meet the advances of commerce, which can only prosper as agriculture furnishes it the means. Sugar Plantations. The following statistics, in regard to the amount of acrei cultivated to sugar, we have derived from various sources; those from Kauai we take from a communication in the native newspaper, by R. Armstrong, who has recently visited that Island. No. of acres, 1852. 1853. AtLihue, 200 580 Koloa, 240 G50 " Honuaula, Maui, 250 300 " Makawuo, " 325 500 " liana. " 45 130 " Waimea, Hawaii, 50 50 Hilo, " 540 540 Total acres, 1.G50 ' 2,750 Taking the average yield at one ton, or 2,000 lbs. per acre, we have for this year's crop, 3,300,-000 lbs., and for 1853, 5,480,000 lbs. at five cents per lb., the crop of 1852 will be worth 105,000, and that for 1853, $274,000. We have endeavored to procure statistics in regard to the probable amount of coffee that would be picked this year, but have failed in procuring any that were satisfactory. If our correspondents who are in possession of facts on this head will furnish them to U3, we should be happy to lay them before the public. It will doubtless strike our readers that the above small amount of land under cultivation to sugar is but a little of what could be profitably employed in that way ; and such is the fact. Tens of thousands of acres of as good land as any now used, are lying uncultivated, in different sections of the islands, only needing capital and enterprise to increase our exports to millions of dollars, instead of a few thousands. But this we hope will not long continue. The public is beginning to wake up to th necessity of doing nr.ore for the deve- Iopement of our natural resources, and in produc ing an export that shall give more stability to trade throughout the whole year, than is now cn joyed by the business community at the islands. We most sincerely hope it will result in actio, and not prove all talk. Marine Railway. After a year or two of negotiation, a defini tive arrangement has been made for the immediate construction of a Marine Railway, with a ship yard, foundry, &c. &c, at this port. By this agreement, the Hawaiian government has granted to A. G. Benson, Esq., of New York, the site to the West of the Custom House, in fee simple, from the slip to the lime kiln, where lumber is now stored. The said Benson gives a bonJ, as a guaranty on his part, that the work shall be completed within two years, and this government gives him an exclusive privilege for twenty years. It is intended that the work shall be of the first class, and sufficiently large to take up, with ease, ships of 800 tons, in ballast ; or ordinary sized vessels without discharging their lower hold. The smithery and foundry department will also be on a large scale. The entire outlay will probably reach $75,000 or $100,000, a considerable portion of which will be expended here, and be thrown into circulation, We also learn that a portion of the stock will be reserved to be taken here. Such a work has long been needed at this port where there are, (as at this moment,) from eighty to a hundred 6hips at one time, many of which come in crippled and leaking, from contact with the ice and other casualties, in the northern ocean. The well known energy of Mr. Benson is suffi cient guaranty for the despatch, as well as the success of the enterprise. A. B. Howe, Esq., is the. agent here, with full powers to begin operations ; and he will soon be ready to contract for timber, labor, &c, for prosecuting the work. We also learn that it is contemplated by the same parties to send out a large dredging-machine and pile-dnver, both to work by steam, and to apply for a contract to widen the harbor and remove the mud and rubbish towards its mouth. This is needed quite as much as the rail-way, and we hope it will be undertaken at once. The great number of vessels that visit this DOlt. annual?, manv nf wkik J . j , uuuergo more or repairs, renders it highly probable thatthp in. vestment will yield a large return. The time saved by vessels in comparison with the old meth- wu ui ueavmg out, will be immense, as well as the labor and expense of repairs and will doubtless secure the new enterprise all the business where & "ilway can be employed. ' ' , We are not, as a general remark, in favor of POL YJV KSI AN, SATUR DA Y , OCTOBER monopolies ; but in cases like the present, where heavy outlays are contemplated in which private parties would not be likely to engage unaided, we think the government does well to encourage the introduction of capital for the public good, and the benefit of the whole group. " ' Temperance "I have been all over the world,' said dipt. T. the other day, "but never have I been in a place where such a fuss is made about temperance as in w ii n,l vp I never knew a Dlace where there are 'so many deaths from delirium tremens." The above is from the Argus of the 20th inst-Has Capt T. ever been in Maine, Massachusetts or Rhode Island? The fact is that liquor is such an unmitigated curse, that we should suppose every mao who has his own good or that of the community at all at heart, would be found on the side of the tee-totalers ; making all the " fuss " he could about it, until the country and commerce were shielded from its infernal contamination. The fact that so many die of delirium tremens or drunkards, is a solemn warning to the moderate drinker of what his own end may le. He is no more exempt from 6uch an nd than they were but is in the direct road to that very goal. "No drunkard shall inherit the kingdom of heaven." And a man need not die of delirium tremens to be a drunkard, any more than a man need to steal a million of dollars to be a thief. Animal Magnetism. We are requested to announce that Mr. Joseph Mcrrt will deliver lectures on the above subject, as soon as his arrangements can be perfected for that purpose. He informs us that he has lectured in Calcutta, under the patronage of of the East In dia government. Due notice will be given of time and place, when his engagements for the lectures are com. pleted. Salaries. In the House of Representatives, on the 5th of August, the following amendment to the general appropriation bill, which was then under discus sion, passed, without opposition. The salary of the Commissioner to the Sandwich Islands was increased from $3000 to $5000. The salary and outfit ol the Commissioner to China was also increased from $f(KK), to $18,000, and Humphrey iMarshall, of Kentucky, was np" pointed to that port. Fire. On Wednesday evening, the Merchants Exchange Hotel, owned by Mr. J. Booth, caught fire by a lamp carelessly placed beneath a window curtain. By the prompt exertions of M r. W. C. Parke, and Mr. Brewer of the circus the fire was arrested after considerable damage to the apartment in which it originated. 3Iails. There is some uncertainty as to when the mail for San Francisco will close. The " Whiton" has been looked for from Kauai for several days past, and it is feared she met some accident during the late gale, while beating around the island for Hanalei. She may however arrive during the day. Mails for Lahaina will be sent during the ship ping season, daily, or as often as vessels offer for that port. SUPERIOR COURT, ix rnoBATB, Oct. 21st, 1S52. Henry Xalhan r. A. C. Janion !z A. P. Eventt, ad- miniKtratws ttc. Before the Chiof Justice at Chambers. The complainant sct9 forth in his petition, that on the twentv-third dav of June 1S52, he recovered a judgment against the defendant, as administrators of the estate of Jr . K. ma, dcceaseii, lor tne sum oi twentv-six hundred and five dollars and eighty cents, and pravs that the defendants, as such administrators. mav be decreed to pay Ins judgment in lull, out ol . the assets in their hands belonging to ine esuiie, on the ground that this debt is a judgment debt, and as such entitled to a priority of payment. The counsel for the dclendants comes into court and moves that the petition be dismissed, on the ground that this court, as a Court of 1'rouate, nas no jurisdiction in the case. The Court is of opinion that the motion is well grounded. That is, the Court, at the present time, has no power to eompel the payment of this judgment ; for until the administrators have rendred their account, we know nothing of the position of this estate, or whether the defendants have assets sufficient to meet the demand or not. The administrators have been ordered to account, and upon the hearing of their account, it may be proper for the complainant to come in and ask fhat his debt be first paid out of the assets ; but it certainly would not be right for the Court to grant the prayer now. We are further of the opinion, that if upon the rendering of the account, the complainant should present his claim, and it should be found true ; and also just that his debt have a priority over those of other creditors, then this court would have the power to order the Administrators to distribute the assets accordingly. The question as to whether a judgment debt is entitled to a priority of payment over a simple contract debt, in this country, is one not now before the Court for decision. Mr. Editor. I observe in reading the last Friend of October 19, that I am reported as saying that I " deeply sympathized with Mr. Beckwith in all that he had said," in his recent lecture on temperance. In this report the worthy Editor of the Friend has made an unintentional mistake ; for my words were, that I sympathized with him in most that he had said. Far be it from me to endorse the ultra position he took in reference to the binding effect of our treaty with France ; for I do not believe we have any right to violate that treaty under the plea of duress ; or give any construction to it at variance with the plain intention of the contracting parties. By publishing the above, you will oblige, Your's very respectfully, W. L. LEE. Mr. Editor. In giving public notice of the places of worship open on the Sabbath, in the last Friend, I was sorry to see that tho Chapel and native churches only were specified. At the present time, when there is 60 much shipping and so many foreigners who understand English in port, the Chapel is altogether incapable of accommodating one half that might attend upon religious services. As no notice of the fact is found in the Friend, I beg leave respectfully, to call attention to the services in English at the new Court House, at 11 o'clock, A. M., and at half past seven in the evening, which I have seen advertised of late in your paper. Seats free, and the public and strangers are cordially invited to attend. - j Ed. Polynesian, Dear Sir. In your last number you alluded to the necessity of having (among other things) proper packages for sugar and molasses, of uniform size, in short, some improvement upon the time worn method of mat bags and empty provision barrels in order to suit the requirements of the California market." ; - ; On my passagt through California in March, last, I ascertained from personal enquiry and observation, that good sugar in kes or half barrels, properly put up, actually sold some 3 and 4 cents per lb" higher than the same quality in mat bags and that molasses in the same sized containers sold readily at 45c. when it could be bought in Ibis and casks for 17c. . Such mast continue to be the case for several reasons. Two such packages constitute a proper and convenient mule load not spoiled by a little rain during transportation. Weights, marks, &c. plainly stamped on the heads, looks more merchantable, and in short for consumption in the interior, is every way more desirable. Being thoroughly convinced that in order to obtain remunerating prices for such products, they must be put up in such containers, I have after! careiuiiy examining tne subject, eliipped trom tne j Mi?.rnin Herald states the returns at 347 minister-United States some 14,000 kess and half bbls, ! ialists, 304 opposition giving the ministry a major-(ready made heads, hoops and rivets complete,) j which may be expected here about 1st of January next. A portion of these are already sold to arrive, and part of them are for my own use. Only one difiiculty exists in the way of importing such containers, viz the high cost of freight on such articles. But having studied economy in packing them, besides having made arrangements for reduced froMo T f r .; i a.. - . , , .? . iurnisn planters or snippers with such containers, (from 10 to 15 galls.) strongly made and iron hooped at a price very little if any above that now paid (per lb or gall.) for mat bags or provision bbls. I will also contract to furnish them for next year's crops at a very low figure. Should you deem the foregoing of sufficient interest, please give it room in your next number, and oblige your obedient servant, Honolulu, Oct. 19th, 1852. A. B. HOWE. To the Editor of the P lyn. si.. Honolulu, Oct. 20, 1652. 1'ea r oir: llavin-r learned from vnrinna! sources, that some remarks made by me at the Temperance meeting in the Seamen's Chapel, last Thursday evening, (Oct. 14,) have been misunderstood, I beg leave through your paper, to state precisely what I did say on that occasion. I am the more anxious to do this, since the editor of the Friend, in his paper of Oct l'J, has given a "fixed form" to the misunderstanding, by a statement' which I regret to say is not correct, either in l.m-guige, or idea. In giving an account of the Temperance meeting, he says, "We were also gratified to hear Capf. West testify, that no merchant in Honolulu had slyly taken him behind the door, for the purpose of treating him to a glass of brandy, and thereby receiving his patronage, as it had been intimated by a former speaker, such a practice existed anion;: the merchants of Honolu lu." How far I have been correctly represented (as the speaker alluded to) in the above quotation from the Friend, will appear from wh.it follows. The subject under discussion, was the duty of j the government to diminish the number of houses licensed to sell intoxicating drinks in Honolulu. ! I remarked tint I thought the government were! disposed to go as far in this matter, as the public opinion of the place would sustain them in rroimr. That if the foreign community would stand by them in diminishinr the number of irroi shoos. they would be glad to do it. That when legislation on moral subjects, was much in advance of public opinion, the law became a dead letter, and was found only on the statute books. I then re marked, if all our merchants, who were a very in fluential class in the community, were temperance ; men, (meaning teetotalers.) it would be more easy ; U.ncle tom's Cabi.n. We learn that this pub-for government to carry outlaws on this subject, lication has already readied its one hundredth but tint I was sorry to say that many of them were j thousand, with hardly an abatement of the demand, not on our side of the question ; and added as evi- i At least four editions h ive been issued in England, dence of this fact, that a man, who ought to know.! and one is in the press in Canada. A letter from told me a few days ago, thit many of . the mcr-1 chants kept liquors, or intoxicating drinfis of some j kind in their store ; not always in sight, but in a j side room, or some convenient place about the premises. And that tiiey treated their customers, the idea being, that they would get more custom by it. I then said, whether this is true, or not, I do not know. If it is not true, what I am about to say falls to the ground of course : for it is only designed for those, of whom it is true. But if it is true that the merchants of Honolulu keep intoxicating drinks in their stores for this purpose, it is more disreputable for them to do so, than it is for a man to buy his license, put up his si;:n, and thereby, say to the community, I sell rurn to make money. For if a merchant treats his customers, that he may gain custom, he gives away liquors, that he may sell something else. His object is the same, to get money, while he shields himself from being considered a rum seller. Now in tins statement, which expresses not only the ideas, but very nearly the words which I used at the temperance meeting, (for I knew it was a delicate subject, and chose my words with care,) then is not a syllable about drinking slyly. Not a word about its being done behind the door, which last expression the editor of the Friend has been pleased to put in italics, for the sake of emphasis. Not a word about brandy. I said liquors or intoxicating drinks. Not a word about Captains or Masters, nor seamen, nor the sea. " Customers" was the word I used. Nor did I say that merchants did do this, nor even that I thought they did so, but simply stated what another person had said to me. While I wouldanot for a moment entertain the idea that the editor intended to misrepresent me ; it would be difficult to conceive of language better adapted to accomplish such a result, than that employed in his statement already quoted. In conclusion permit me to say, that I am truly sorry, that a misunderstanding of my remarks should havp furnished the occasion for unpleasant feelings on the part of any merchant or master. If any are grieved at the statement as I made it, I can only say it was the honest conviction of my mind, uttered in kindness, and in no way connected with a wish to come into a collision with so respectable and influential a portion of the community, as the merchants of Honolulu. But a sense of duty induces me to close this article, (from the writing of which I would gladly have been spared,) with the remark, that whether any of the merchants of the place do use intoxicating drinks for the purpose of gaining or retaining custom, I do not know. But if they do, they pursue a more disreputable course than the keeper of the licensed grog shop, in my humble opinion. Vours, T. E. Tatlor. P. S. Since writing the above, I have read that po. tion of it which purports to be a true report of what 1 said at the 1 emperance meeting,to six ot the gentlemen, who were present on that occasion, and they all affirmed that the above is nearly, if not entirely, verbatim, what I said. T. E. Tatlor. FOREIGN NEWS. 05s The request has been made of us, by some of our readers on other islands who do not sec foreign papers often, that we would give a synopsis of the foreign news of the day in the Polynesian This we have ever designed to do, so far as our limited room would admit. But it often so happens, that our foreign news gets crowded out, when making up the paper, by the local matters that press upon us. That was the case last week, when we had prepared the following foreign intelligence, but not a line of which could be got in. We now insert it.for the benefit, more particularly, of our subscribers out of Honolulu. fT"? By the arrival of the brig Baltimore on the morning of the 9th insL, we are in receipt of our foreign files to the 20th of August from New York and to the 24th of September, from San Francisco 23, 185a. Dates to the 7th of August from England, are contained in our New York papers. This is the third time, within the past year, that we have received ; ! the N. York mail in 41) days , and once in 43 days. By the arrival of the steamer Pacific at San Fran sisco on the 15th September, New York dates were received in 25 days, the quickest time yet. Had our island mail been forwarded as soon as received, we might have been brought within 38 days of New York. The Baltimore was but 13 days in coming down. Summary of news from oar files. The results of the election in England are still in debate the papers not agreeing as to the main question of all, which is, whether the Derby ministry has or has not a working majority. 1 he Morning Chronicle savs the new House rnntain miriistpri't list anil nti.minicto. iaIidts leaving Ministry in a minority of 81. The ; Government the advantage of all' thp neutrals, i leaves them in a mir.oritv of 8 ; and the Dailv News 1 sI,0W3 3. Liberals, 3 Jo Derbyites, leaving Minis- iry in a. minority ui it 10 ca(a.vicu mat uic new Parliament will assemble about the third week in October The only Roman Catholic returned in Great Britain durinr the late election was Lord E. How- ! aril, trie nusnana ot Miss 1 alDor. 1 ABLI AMESTART APPROPRIATIONS. In lookinff over the papers of the English Parliament, we see that the following singular appropriations are made. The contrast is a striking one. For the Queen's yacht, building, alterations and repairs, $400,000; for the Queen's stables, $00,000 ; and the grant for eaucauonai purposes, zyzvjuw. The process of cutting the Koh-i-noor diamond is going on successfully, but is expected to be a work of many weeks. The British Minister, has proposed, under instructions from his Government, to negotiate an International Copyright similar to that recently concluded between England and France. He de sires to secure for British authors the privilege of copyrighting their books and thus controlling their publication and sale in the United States. 1'resi-dent Fillmore has signified his willingness to e nter upon such a negotiation, and the subject is now under consideration. Mr. Crampton, the British Minister, has had an interview with the President, and has informed him that Lord Derby has taken the Fishing question out of his hands and referred it to the Colonial Government. Mr. Meahgre the distinguished Irish exile declared his intention of becoming a citizen of the United States before one of the Judges of the Supreme Court of New York on the ith of August. Joseph R. In;rersoIl, of Philadelphia, has been nominated to the Senate, as Minister to the Court of St. James, Mr. Webster is making preparations to leave Washington, and it is believed will resign his office very soon. Hon. Humphrey Marshall, of Kentucky, has been nominated and confirmed as Commissioner to China, and the salary of that office has been raised to .!,00U a year. A Third CDrDATEr The Convention of the u Free Democracy," which met last week at Pittsburg, nominated Hon. John P. Hale as their candi date for President, and Hon. George W. Julian, of Indiana, lor ice President. In Senate, on Tuesday, Mr. Hale said, as there were but two weehs left of the session, he should not resign, as Gen. Cass did in It!!:?, but keep his scat and " face the music: The bark Oriole had sailed for San Francisco with materials for eight light houses, to be erected on the Pacific Coast. The total revenue ot the United States for the ycarendinrr June 30th was .41,7-2?,tCO. The imports for the year aniourting to .203,000,CCO. San Franrisco states that as there are only a few copies of the book in California, the miners in one place were reading it in turns, for which privilege they paid twenty-five cents. 83.000 copies of this popular work h ive been published in the United States. Probaoly no boo ever had so large a sale in so short a period. N. Y. paper. Cape of Good Hope. We have advices from Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope, to the 22d of June ; being eight days later than previous advices. Letters from the Cape give discouraging accounts of the financial condition of the Colony, and state that the war rages as bad as ever. The Mount Bok Wesleyan Missionary Station had been attacked by about 300 Hottentots on horseback and on foot- The place was bravely defended by the friendly natives stationed there, but the rebels were successful, killing seven Fin-jjoes and wounding a number of others, and car- I ried off considerable plunder. Arrival of the Brother Jonathan. By the arrival of the Brother Jonathan, we are in receipt of advices from Valparaiso, to the 21st August, from which port this vessel made the trip in twelve days. Wc are indebted to the purser for favors. Our correspondent at Valparaiso, writes as follows : " We have no changes in business since our last. The Raritan, (United States Frigate) has arrived from Paita, and several American vessels from New York and Boston, among others, the N. B. Palmer, from New York in ( days. The Lobos Islands question was giving rise to considerable discussion in the papers, but no disturbance had occurred in reference thereto. Star. OTICE. The November term of the Circuit iSi Court for the 2nd judicial district, will be hold- en at Lahaina, on the island of Maui, commencing on Monday the 8th day of November next, and Wm. L. Lee, Esqr., Chief Justice of the Superior Court, will attend to preside at said Circuit. LIST of foreign Jurors for the November term 1852, of the Circuit Court, to be holdcn at Lahaina, in the island of Maui. ' Thomas Forsyth, William Smith, Stephen Grant, John Clark, Edwin Miner, II. J. G. Crosswell, D. S. Rice, John Baker, John Saver, Charles Burnham, F. . Roberts, Lorrin Andrews, Jr., II. L. Brooks, AVm. Fredingberg, C. F. Hussey, G. AV. Stackpole, J. B. Kipp, John Winchester, James Campbell, J. 11. Cole, Henry Clifford, Isaac George, A. C. Robinson, Asa Fanning, Charles Burns, John Uaverkost, Thomas W. Everett, William Wilcox, W. H. Hubbard, : Henry Cortes, Anthon Lake, D. W. Treat. Frank Russel, M. J. Nowlien, John Boardman, John Edmondstone. LIST of native Jurors for the Nov. term, 1832, of the Circuit Court, to be holden at Lahaina, in the island of Maui. Kamanowai, Paupau, II. Upai, P. Keaweahawaii, J. Napela Hawaii, A Kaumu, Kuihelane, Hae, W. T. Kahale, John Kaiheikae, John Kaanaana, - J. Kahauolopua, Ihihi, Nalehn, John Luiki, Kapapa, R. Kalaipaihala, Keohokana, John Kahne, J. P. Kawaihalau, Koko, A. Moku, H. II. Uaua, Hanuunuu, S. Hanemo, Joba Kalaikini, T. Kauoione, Naiapaakai, II. Kalua, O. U. Nahaolelua, J. Kawaa, Joba Naleipuleho, II. Kapule, N. Kahulanui, Mu, John Kekai. HENRY RHODES, Clerk Sup. Court. -Honolulu, Oct. 16, 1852-H-24 Bij utljoriin. , ; Thanksgiving. Tj PROCLAMATION BY THE klNG. j We, Kameiiameha, King of the Hawaiian L! V 1 ? "fc . . - I L ueieoj issue our iiociamauon, agreeably to fon. custom, that, . " i W kebeas, the year now drawing to a close been crowned with numerous and great Slesin us as a people ; peace and tranquility hale prevail vuiuuuuufc oar xsuinu; aangcrs xrom afiroad W: I .. T. . T.T . f . . been averted; commerce and agriculture havetsj in some degree revived ; crops have been good ; laws have been sustained ; health has been gerlerci bestowed; religion has been prosperous 'and fre all of which, and numberless other ble&titgs dem$j from us as a nation, a formal and general tribute ' thanksgiving to that Almighty Being on whose faT all national prosperity depends. j 1 !r We do therefore. vith- & advice ant consent our Privy Council of State, designate, arid recomme Tliursday.the 18th day of November next, as a hn-f general thanksgiving to God throughout our Islands! and we earnestly invite all good people to a sincere t prayerful observance of the same. 1 Done and passed in Privy Council this 1 1th i of October, A. D. 1852. KAMEIIAMEHA. Keoxi Ana. i We, Frederick, the seventh, by the Grace : God King of Denmark, Vendes and Goetha ; Dulj of Sc hies wig, Ilolstein, &c, &C, &c, I Make known, that the Diet has passed, and, wk our sanction, established the following law. T Sec. 1. Vessels bound to Danish ports are if longer subject to Quarantine on account of the Ye I low Fever for cither persons or goods. f cec. 2. Neither are Ihev subject to (Juarantir f on account of the Asiatic Cholera, provided., tbi when vessels arrive with patients or corpses, afftcW by the Cholera, such vessels shall be kept separate until the case is notified to the Quarantine-comml sion or the Health-police of the place, whose duty.! shall be, in order that proper care may b taken J tht ew-fc tr mv. a TWnnit Fnr thflr lan di tier Ahsertir I the necessary precautions. f j In such places where land and river toll is exacr ed, no Cholera patient may be landed, soi long 83 tb Cholera does not prevail in sucn place. ?ine rescn; of the 14th Oct. 1831, for the division oi; islands ar provinces, is annulled. Sec 3. Vessels, which only touch' at Dani-: ports, but are bound to a foreign port in the Bali. ought, as hitherto, to be reminded to obfcerre thees istinir. Quarantine regulations of the respective pnr the surveillance whereof has been undertaken t the Danish Government, as an implied condition h fore thev can receive a Danish Quarantine Pass. ... . ... dec. 4. All oraera ana regulations contrarr :I the first and second sections of this laj, are hertH lnvauuaieu. I i or the information of all concerned. I Given at our chateau of Christiansborg, 10th Ytl 1S52, under our lioval Hand and Seal. I (Signed.) " i a. FREDEFJCK R. I Countersigned, W. C. E. Sposseo. j The undersigned is indebted for the preceditf translation from the original Danish, t Abrhc Fornander, Esquire. li.CWYLl.IJE, JJy permission of the King, Acting for II. D. if.'s CocrJ MARINE JOURNAL.! PORT OF HONOLULU. I Arrival. f Oct. IS Am bk Georpe- Sterrn. Stta wb 1-2 nrm hnn. . It Am f Ii per lk r.aLbndrr, Slucy. II dm fni a. r. r IS Am wb sti Mary Ann Dallman, 1-J00 wb IS.Ouu Xa. - I'neas, C. V. Junes "-'00 sp IC.00O bone. .r, Birch, 1i.ih wb, I'J.UOO bone. i . Hct;'ly, !irsr, KfcX) wb l'X) p 10,000 bone. '-.'i " Ani wb sh Jamr Ktlward, Lu r, 800 wb 170spIO. ' " Am bk ;ii.be, Han.lv, 2 O up. " Am b IV ii.. Tril, Tabr, I J00 w b. 18,000 bona. ' -A A ... u k ft.!. I.;..k. ... I - . . a 1ml k- n. n . " " In sb Puraiiuutu, Uias. U cp 15uo w b 15ocm, bun " Am yh Urean. Swilt, 41o wb,43,ouo bone. - " Am fh 1 ity, Kl ridie.So sp., l'Joo wb,!25uoohca t 19 Aui h France, wain, It, wh, 2utM bone. , . " Amsh Henry Kueeland, Vinal. bo up ltoo w 'A. J ' Am b Altred Giblis Jeni'y, 1J. o wb lfto bone, t, " Am bk Arab, nell, I0;o w h, 28.M bene. ! ; " Am bk Delta, Week, 5 . 1 loo wb, I-iouo buc. I " Am bk Raj.ib, ri.-ber,2& wh,5M Dune. V " Am w b h Arctic, Ceilett, Tvp, 1UK wfc, 25oo butt " Am bk Alice Kraz:er, Taber, 13uo wh. ; ; u Am b Dnvrr, Haven. 35 p, 13oo wh, Vlooo bone. ; " Am h !S, lendid, milb, 25oo wb, 38ooo bone. " Am bk Cosack, locum. So .p, llo wb, voo bm 1 , " Fr h Salamander, ilxrduy, Ij wb, 9nouo bone. ? " Bremen h v I eincken. Geerken, looo wh, Itiow , " Am bk Tenedns, MidiHeton, 2oo wh, 24ooo bun ; " Am Ml Corea, IlenipMead. 173o wh, 22ooo bone. t ', Am bk Martha, Tooker, 22.4 wb, 3o,ooo bone. ' " Am b Junior, Hammond, 9oo wb, 14,ooo bone. Am h Dninn, trr, ISon wh, 6,ouo boar. f ' Am h Catherine, Hall, ISoo wh, 30,000 bone i t " Am bk Neptune, Allen, 38 ap, 7So wb, 8,ooo hoc So Am nil Pacific, fease, 17a p, 8oo wb, lowo ha V " Am eh Electra. Clark, 5o sp. 14oo wh, 3u,oo boat " Am b Alice, White, 56 ap, looo wb, i5.ooo bae. f " Am (b Trident, Taber. 4o -p, I5oo wb, 15,00 boat. I " Am sb Nautilna, Seabury, S5o sp. " Am ah Laicoda, Tobey, 4o sp.S4oo wh, 35ooo boa f ' Am sb Wm. Wirt, Fibber, l:oo wb, S5,ooo bona. " Am sii Corinthian, Stuart, 12o sp, 4o wb U " Am sb Jeffrrwin, Hunting, 25 sp, ifoo wb 33oo V : 21 Am sb Tbo. Nye, Almy. 135 sp, 65o wb, 5,ooa turn. " Am sb N. P. Talmadge, Edward, 4o sp, 9oa wb 5 bone. Am h llobomok, Stetson, 8oo wb, Coo ap, 6ooo k Am h Gladintor, Turner, loosp. 3Soo wb tionooter Am bk Mf. Wallastou, Barker, 18oo wb. ( Am sb Triton 2d, W bite. Too wb. I Am sb Levant, Cooper, 140 sp 9nn wb, 13,noo. t 22 Am wn so Aiajrara, nough, jou wh. Am wh ah Roman, Tripp, Vessels in Port. watLias. Am bk Black Eagle. Ludlow. Am bk Mary Fra.ier, Ilaggerty. Am sb ilibernia, Baker. Am sb Mary and Susan, Brown. Am ship Eliza Adams, Smith. Am bk Concordia, French. Haw. brie Juno, Corwin. Haw. brie Magdaleue, Lcog. A it sh Hunter, Holt. Am sh Knterprize, Swain. Am sh Zone, Parker. Am sb South America, Walker. Am bark Bayard, Grabam. Am sh Franklyn, Lamb. Am ah Moctezumi, Tower. Am sh Wm. Thompson, Jemegan. A f wh sh North America, Motion. Am wh sh Cicero, Cburcb.il!. Am wh sh North Star, Brown. Am wh sh Warren, Smith. Am wh sh Gideon f lowland, Jernegao. Bre wh sh Hanies Musing. Am wb sh Abram Barker, .Norton. A -ft.... !.- I . I . Am sh Nile, Cbnklin. '. Am sh Cncas. James. 55" All the whalesbipa included in the arrivals this wi. are also in port. ' '. i ; IBCMT1S5. Am sh Harriet Hoxle, Rowland. Amsh Wellington, Meybew. Am sh Valparaiso, Smith, ' , , 'Am bark Isabella, Wood. Jim clipper bark Messenger Bird, Doaae. ' Am sh Alexander, Bush. - Am brig Noble, Robertson. Hamburg brig Lina, Denkar. Haw bgt. Catherine, Benedict. Haw ecu William, Parke, - FORT OF LAHAINA Arrived. . Oct. 18 Am ih Washington, Palmer, Iuo p,24oo wb,3H none tnis season. . 18 Am bk Awashonk Lawrence, 15oo wh, lo.nos hv M Am sh Milo. Sonle. 15o n. U5o wh. 17 ooe bole. " Am sh Champion, Ripley, 6o sp, Soon wb, J2 " Amsh New England, Pendleton, 19oo whi1"! " Am sh Midi., VVoMibndze, 2loo wh, I5,wtj 'Am sh Erie, Blaekmoreso sp, 34oo wh, 3ooo b 19 Am sh Herald, Sb um, looo wb, 15eo bone. Am sh Indian Chief. BaJer. 13uoo wh. 14ooo t' I " Am sh Lancaster, Almy, 15b sp, 85o wb, I2,oo h Am sn .Montreal, Fish, 7o sp, 35ooo wh, 23n w i " Am bk Uen. Scott, Smith, 15oo wb,25oo bone. M Am sh America, KUher, lfoo wh, lOooo bone. ' Am bk Antebtoe. Potter. ?o an. loo wh. 2o Am sh Newbury port, Lester, 23oo wh 22,noa bo Ant bk Eugene, Pendietou, Soon w b, 3oo ooi 21 Am sh Alert, Bolles, 76 so lHoo wh 25ooo bonf- Rrem. ah Rxnnhlii. l.itii. Iw ah J4av bCB- " Am sh Lydia, Worth, 3o sp lOno wh 23ooo bra- M Am sh Betsy Williams, Pendleton, 12o f p 15" J 24ooo bone. M Am bk Italy, Rowley. I'oo wh, loooo bone. j M Am sh Cowper, Fisher, JI3oo wb, Soooo boas- memoranda Rermrt of thin Ahram R.rr.r. arrived at ffonemru. 1863: Spoke during September Adeline, lo w, Kutuft - Morea, 11 w, Orozimbo, I4oo bbU, Wm. Hamilton, Scotland, 19oo bbls, Two Brothers, 12 w, Nary, 17 w, 8 w, Hercules, 14 w. Marengo. 8 w, Alice Mandell, China, 4o w, C Howland, 13 w, Ben. Tncier, 10 w.

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