Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 25, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 25, 1855 Page 2
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wi tbftdj mcM the fM I, aad we# mnj ?? IJijTwi..-. by so?e Mlneky *aooe sfcTe^Mealy ZwIieJ BBd filled. Tble, ef eoum, Tdi uixl tobn TT u,), th?r? being ?* ? bo? tbare ?n mom Mramb!ing for dear life for a. few moment*. Opt ut. Kelly, of the Id*, ca** g?jlanliy to the met), and owing to Li? prompt and '"jjergeUc action no more ? Am-' result* ensued t>?ku loaing the net, getting i. ctWd is uit water, sr. j being obliged to beach the Mill fleeting boet upon ^ort Point. The Mischief came ta en hour later ihaa the Flying Cloud. This n? the | Thill Clone's fliet vace. while her rivals bed both been tsfere in tbe l?t#? We believe the Mischief iu once ?apeioed in a leat nee. lhe day its rather gusty for safe sport, and a heavy ehopping sea was maUng throughout, in the bay. The boats were nailed by Captains Brown of the Mixehie!. White of the Eclipse, and KeUey of lhe Fly in* Cloud. Excepting the faux pas of the Eclipse, this trial is a very satibfoctory test of the sailing qualilise of the re spective boats. Iwtsttd Woods. IFrem the Sen Francisco Times and Transcript, May 1 1 ? case ef much interest to ship owners, shippers and tbe mercantile community generally, has engaged the attention of the United States District Court for several davs It is that of a mercantile house of this city against the ship lJve Yankee, for damages incurred in the m ,w?atW ' of goods. The q uestion of damages in such cases, Mess to be co eval with the invention of ventila tors not that we would ray that such damages are de pendent on this invetion, but that before their introduc tion the question of damages for such a cause wat not thought of. Vessels took in their cargoes at risk of shir pern, or under insurance against the ordinary perils of tbe deep, but in all css*s the capability of the vessel to carry freight in a sound condition was an aforethought matter, and no reclamation, In case of damage arising from fault of vessel, was thought of/unless the same was revered by policy. Since, however, the Introduction of the supposed guaranty against damage from the conden sation of the humidity in tbe hold of the vessel, shippers have frequently been sadly disappointed by the manner in which goods turned out, and as their expectations were decidedly the opposite of the result, they hiivs claimed damages. Such acase is that noir be'ore the District Court, snd with a view to e'icit all the informa tion posiiMe as to tbe liability o' owners. Judge Hoffman has availed himself of the opinions of * larye number of gentlemen engaged in commercial pursuits, and particularly tho^e who are frequently the recipients of imported goods. From the published testi mony of these gentlemen, it is apparent that wide dif ferences exist as to the usage in such cases? whether shipowners are subject to reclamation or not The bulk of the testimony, 1-owever, seems to be that they are not. Tbe Court seems to have entertained the opinion that the point wax to determine under what circum stances and to what extent the sbip was liable. Bat the evidence, or rather v ews. elicited, clearly show that it would be impossible to determine tbe case on such a basis. Some were of opin<en that free ventilation In the hold weuld be sufficient to preserve the goods, while ethers thought that an e*tra deck, to act as a con denser, would be necessary. Still others were of opinion ?and among the latter were several experienced com manders of vessels ? that all ventilators were worse than useless. '1 hey urged that vessels not supplied with this modern improvement were not subject to " sweat ing" at all, and if tight, would carry their freight, in sound condition. It may be remarked in this connec tion, that within the laat three years this fart has been sufficiently exemplified in the manner in which old ves sels have turned out their cargoes at this port. The idea is. that the leas air that gets to the cargo, the 1?sb humidity, and consequently tlie less condense tfonef atmosphere, or, in other words, " sweat." Bat it seems to us thai the whole question rests on quite a different basis, in point of equity, from that which ap pears to have been broached in this case. It is simply this : (he shipper, in placing his geods on board a new ?Upper sbip, did it because he preferred that class of vessels to tbe old. In point of time, the chances were faverable, and no guaranty was given save against da mage* covered by policy, or those incurred by carelees ?ess or wilfulness on the put of the carrier. Thns tie risk was entirely that of the shipper Be preferred the elass of ships selected, with all its risks ana possible in conveniences, and the responsibility was solely his. Should it be said that he preferred the vessel employed, on account of the modern Improvement, the caee is by no ?Mans altered. He may have erred in judgment, but the ?helte was before him; and unless he can show negli gence on the part of the carrier in applying the supposed weans of pretervicg the cargo, his complaint, as it ap pears to us, has no foundation in equity. The A n tl- Sabbath Breaking Law, AH ACT TO PROHIBIT BARBAROUS AND N0I9T AVtl'SE MftNTS ON THK CHRISTIAN SABBATH. See. 1. All barbarous and noisy amusements oo the Sabbath are hereby prohibited. See. 1. Anv person <$?t up, or aid in gett'ng mp, or opening of any bull, bear, v<j :K or prize tight, horse race, circus, theatre, bowl>ng alley, gambling house, room or saloon, or any place of barbarous or noisy amusements on the Sabbath, shall be de?m ed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on coavic'iou thereof, shall be punished by fine not less than Bfty nor more than Ave hundred dollars. Sec. 3. Any person who shall purchase any ticket, or fey any admission fee to any cf tbe places of amussm?nt tamed in the second section of tbis act, for Ut? parpom of attend iogfthe e*toie on the Sabbath, shall ba deemed gui ty of a m:'domeenor, snd on conviction thereof, ?hall be punished by fine not le>* than tea nor more than fifty dollars. Sec. 4. Justisss of the p?ace shall havs jurisdiction in ah ee?e.? arising uu'ler the provisions of this act. Sec. fi. Th:? ait ssall take ell'act on and aftor the first day of .lure, one thousand eight honored and iifty-tivp. Approved April 10, 1805. IVlscellaiieotu. The SmUTORtAL (juiwiro.v ?It i? dlfflcilt to treat with mj seriousness the proposition recently promulgei, thit Mr. Gwin, baring received a plurality of tlie To:** of the ?onven?icn, ii re elected. Whether It bat ever been ne riousiy intended that Mr. Gwin Hhoald set up this shal low pretension to ibe Senatorship ? which ve are tn c lined to doibt ? the bare mention of such a thing is calculated to bare a damaging street on whatever of popularity that gentleman may still possem. We have long considered thi* Senatorial question at rest, how ever, and for ourselvss htve no disposition to reopen the agitation. ? San Francisco Herald, iliy 27. 8an Frawcisco Pxnmtxa Bill.? This bill had not yet pa?Md 'he legislature. The titrdld nays:? Without a Funding Bill tue new charter will b? entirely inopera tive, fiom the fact that the Common Council are prohi bited, under heavy penalties, from contrasting any debts which with ail former debt* and liabilities shall exceed by t2fi,00<l the annual revenue of the ot the aity, Md as in the absence of the Funding Rill, our former debts and liabilities exceed $1,250,000, it l? evident that the Council to be e'ee'ed under the new Charter coul 1 set authorize the payment of on* dollar for any pur pose, and the wheels of government would therefore be ?topped. Salarjm of 8 a s Frasctco Ctit Oticirh. ? The bill of Mr. Hawks to consolidate the city and county of San Francisco. Axes the salary of the Chairman o( the Board ?f Supervisors at $9,000 per annum ; of e*ch member of the Board, ten in num'nr, one from each of the city wards, one from the outside districts, and the Chairman tram the county at large, at $2, 500 each; of toe Clerk stnd as officio Auditor, at >7,000; County Treasurer, ?7,000- Assessor, St, C00; two Deputy Assessor!, $2,000 each: County Attorney, $7,000; Judge of the Criminal Court, $9,000; Chief Engineer of the Fire department, $1,000: Marshal, $4,000; Tax Collector, Superin tendent of Common Schools, $1,000; or the Polios, lim:t aed to fifty members, $150 per month each. This would Make the total annua! saUries $171,500, Including $90, 000 for the snppcrt of the police. CKiwiiit j*MTwncs of Sah Frahcisoo ? Ai-ril, 1955.? Captain R B Monks, Asst. City Marshal, has fumishet ut with the following report of arrest* ma le by the police during the month of Anril:? Murder, 2: atsiult witn deadly weapons, 8; grand larceny, 15; petit Uroony, 25: ?eceiving stolen goods, 2; breach offence, ?7; aiusult and battery, 65; drunk, ICO; drunk and disorderly, 17; violation of city ordinanee, 39; threat* against life, 14 ?tfademeanor, 18: malieious mischief, 2; desertions, a vagrants, 9, Insane, 6; lodgers (destitute per. on* **?k lag shelter at the police s^t'ons,) 15. Wftole nuralw Marlagn Birth* and Dcathe BIBTH1. In Marysrllle, the wife of J. B. Iranian, of a daughter. At Yreka, the wife of Mr. George T. White, or a daughter. At Yreka, the wife of Mr. Farrington, of a daughter. On Tuesday, the 22d April, at Kidw-11, Butte county; the wife of George 11. Crosette (editor or the Butte Jit cord), of a son. . Ia Marysvllle, the lady of Robert Finney, of a daugh ter. e In Sonoma, the wife of Rev. Mr. Prenlerg ra?t, of a daughter. At New York Ranch. Ama-lor county, the lady of Mr Chas. Y. Hammond, of a son. M AKRIED. On the Calaveras, by Judge G. B. Douglass, Wm. Gard ?ad Mlas D. Abe lean Stewart, both <>f San Joaquin ?euntv. At Vallejo, by Rev Wm. Wllmott. Mr. LewU II. Loaf to Miss Rebecca B Liklns, both of Philadelphia. At Daylor's Ranch. April 221, by W. R Grlmth w, J. P., Chas. Ntc bob and Mary C. Armstrong, both of Niagara Valley. Near the lower ferry, on the Pan Joaquin, by Justice A. F. Hendree Henry Flsk, to Mias Caroline Qlusing, both of San Joaquin county. la Shasta. Mr. Lewellin Williams, of Whiskey Creek, to Mis* Naney Oarollte Romane. of Shasta At Sacramento, April 28th, Mr. 3. W. Butler, te Mitt Ellen Mills, late of Bsooklyn, N T. At Baeramento. April 29th, Mr. D. Q. Norris, to Miss Mary A. Stout, all of Sacramento. In Columbia, on the 12th last , Mr. 0. P. Davis, t> Kfsfl Htona Roum. At Benlcia, on the 21etlnst , Mr Fran* I* L. Such, o Martian, to Mrs. Roslna Sloan, ef Han Fraactaco. In flu Francisco, April ,'J0th, by Rev. Mr. Cutter, fleaor H. Gomea, of Old Spain, te Mis* Amelia Langlotz ef Germany, g In San Fran els*), April 29th, by Rev. Mr. Cutter, Mr. Chas. Jjhnson, to Mr*. Margaret Cosgrevc In San Franeisoo, April 28th, by Rev. Bishop Kip, Mr. M. K. Fltcglbbon to Mr*. Louisa C. Harward. Ia Hometown, April 26th, bv Judge J. C. Hinckley, Mr. J. C. Spencer to Ml** Rachel vanhoussn. In Auburn, April 22<J, by Rev. J. Rogers. G. F. Pauifc* haker, to Mr*. S. A. Smith. 'a North I'mpoua, Douglas oounty, Oregon, en Marelf Rev. rhomas Ssevena, Mr. David Hurst to I Margaret A. Whistler, all of Itouglaa county. - Bf.*>>T 9.- M "wry, W. R. Barrett to Mis* Rllsa Jan* o?**1 W?s\ 7 ualatln Plains, Washington coun- i V, Oregon. , _ , DIET). 2? Francisco, of appolsxy, Francis Bryan, aged about $2 j ears, late of Chile Camp, and formerly Albany, Inflnn Francisco, Theodore Bahnsea, of the Arm of Cbrrea * Bahnaen, aged 27 rears, a native of Denmark, bat far five years part a resident of San Francisco A *7" M.G?P,V Alexander Rildell, formerly Mayer ef that erty, aged ?2 year*. In Saa FraacUeo. Capt, S. L Dodd, a aaUve of Maine, jfM 41 year*. lafaa Franeiaoo, JhmI, m* ?! thoBta. Jum A. McDaugall. agad two yearn tkm Mitki ud two days. At Mellhany'a Roach, tkne miles tkM lUryaville, froaa injuries received ay falling from a hone, Mr. Ju. Rice, ef Ohio. A ?etter m found on hi* persea from Cecilia. Riee, bia wilo, hmt ?u dated from no place. At Eureka, Wb. F. Foster, ajed 18 youra, from Kmm, Ohio. In Dry town, Alexander H. Coffin, of Badaos, N. Y.f aged 34 years. At Moquelumne Hill, of inflammation af tha bladdar, Henry Cohen, aged 36 years, formerly of Bamoesyn, Pruiiu Poland. In San Franeiaoo, April 30, of typhoid fever, Jan*, wife of *b. McCammon, in tha 20th yaar of her age. In San Franeiaoo, Mr George Grooar, a native of Gloucester, Mass., aged 80 yaara. In Sooit Valley, Mr. John Mallsndor. In tan Franeiaoo. William MoCraith, aged 36 yeara. In San Franeiaoo, Jamaa Bimpeon. aged 50 years. In Sacramento, I>awia H. Stoddard, eldest ion of Lewii T. Stoddard, Esq., of Bo# ton, agad 20 years. In Prairie City. April 23d. of croup, Samuel, infant son of Henry F and Barah Kellum. In &n Francisco, April 28th, In the hope of eternal life. Mine Olive Med or a Sullivan, aged IS years, 1 month, and IT days. In Sacramento, of consumption, Thomas Singleton, aged 28. formerly of St. Louis, Missouri. At Long Bar. Tub* county, of epilepsy, Mr. George Spencer, from Brooklyn, New York, aged about 65 year*. Mai k rts. Sjix Francisco, Monday evening, April 30. The departure of tbe steamer to morrow morning, coupled witb tbe non srrival of tbe Sonora, with a week'H later intelligence from the Eaat, has considerably retarded business from first hands to day, and tbe amount of transactions on the part of importers has, consequently, been limited. Tbe jobbers, howsver, have enjoy rd an active trade, and tha freights for tbe interior have been heavy. Tbe cargo sale of flour by the Carlos Lorca, to- day, attracted a very genera! attendance. A detailed report will be found below A large portion of the amount offered was taken by the bakera; but about one-half was purchased by one party, for export to Auatralia, and will be taken in bond, aa arranged by tha articles of sale. The prices reached were better than was generally anticipated. By the arrival of the Mermaid, we have been placed in receipt of about 300,000 Iba. of China rice, which will not be offered, we uudsrstand, at present. As usual with Ch na vessels, it has been with extreme difficulty that any information with regard to the markets has been obtained. Kice appears to be better. In consequence of tbe advicsa received, and offers of 7o. for No 1 have been declined this afternoon. Tbe cropa, it is under stood, are short; hut such reports are and have boen current for a long time past. Iiarley ban improved somewhat to day; and in tbe ex pectation of heavy shipments to Australia, holdere dis play a much better feeling. From what we h?ar to-day, we should not feel surprised were the market to expe rience a vtrv sensible relief within a few weeks. Flour.? The principal transaction a to-day have been by auction. The sargo of the Carlos Lorca, fresh Chile, sold as follows:? Terms, cash on delivery? i!00 naif sacks st >6 37 ?j; 400 do. at 8612K; 400 do. at $8; 400 86; 400 do. at $4 12 ; 400 $0 25 ; 400 do. at $t> 25; 200 do. at 88 26; 4U0 do. at $6 36; 600 do. at 86 30; 800 quarter sacks at 88 37 >4' ; 400 do. at 86 50 ; 470 do. at 86 55. 1,0(0 quarter sacks Magnolia, also at auction, at 86 a $6 60. Grain ?In barley a slight improvement la peroeptble; 1,000 bags Chile sold at 1H'0>, cash; 900 bags domestic, In jobbing lots, at l)^c. a l,'*c ; 610 bags wheat, in lots, atl)?c.; 400 bags oats at 2c. Fri its, Case Goods, ic.? 1C0 kegs dried applea sold at 9c.; 2C0 dor. Philadelphia oysters, at 88 50; 60 do. Balti more, at 89; 60 dot. green corn, at> 65c. ; 76 dot. fresh tomatoes on private terms. Provimokb? We hear no sales of meat provisions. 60 esses lard, in 10 lb. tins, at 16,^c. ; 250 kaga do., at 13c. ; 260 firkins good butter, in lots, at 30c. a 35c. SrcuR.? 60 bbls. crushed and 60 bbla. granulated sold on private terms; 1C0 half bbla crushed, at 11c. ; 130,0(0 lbs. China No. 1, ex Mercedes, and 60,800 lbs. do., by the lame vessel, sold at 8 %c. The balance of the cargo, 260,000 Its., will g o into store. The Mermaid, from Slanghae, brings 300,000 lbs. No 1. Rick 100,000 ids China No. 1, ex Clireta, not before reported, sold at 7c. The Mermaid bring* 300,000 lbs. China. Sri mth or Tvkpkxtine ? We have to report a fuVth?r advance in this article, with large sales; 1,000 gala., in wood, at 66c; and a reported sale ef 3,000 g%R more, in wood, on private terras; 1,300 gals, in tin, at 70c; 400 doat72>jc: and 3,000 gain. do. on Saturday even'ng, from second hands, at 76c. The quantity known to ba cn tbe way to this port will exceed 260,000 gals. Bi'amr ? fiCO bags new crop Bayoa sold at 7c; 400 bag* do. in jobbing lots, at 8c. Canulkh. ? 600 hxii.dract'i adamantine sold at 28s; 300 bxo. common do. at 22>?c. WiNPow Class.? 46u bxs. assorted size f.sjH it 14 per 100 feet. Siewi from Oregon. We have papers from Oregon to Apr.l 04. l^ops never locked more promising In Oregon th\a they oo this spT Dg. Ihe wheat crop espsc'.a.l'y looks magnificent. A new vein o' coal hid been discovered on Greitt River, a tributary of the fia*amtsb, which, in thickness, extent and quality, is raid to be superior to any of wbieb discovery teen made, in the neighborhood o I the Dawamish Bay. The Portland Orcgcnian is informed, through a mes senger from the Indians in the v.cinsty of the Walla Walla country, that the varous tribes of the two terri tories of Oregon and Washington in that neighborhood are perfectly quiet and peaceably disposed, and are anxious to enter into the contemplated treaty witt Got. Stevens and Oen Palmer; and it was with a new of facilitating the assembling of thii oouo:.l thi4. thsy hao d' spatched a messenger to Gov. Steven* Gov. Stevens and Gen. Palmer were making arrange ments to have a grand conjunct assembling of all the tribes of the two Territories in the vicinity, at an early day, with a view of enterirg into a treaty wi h then that will settle Indian relation* in that direction on a permanent and peaceable footing. The sgtnts o: ihe Portland and Corvallis Hne o! tele graph were "blazing oat the lise," preparatory to let ti ng contracts for setting the poles. Oregon City, Lafa. jette, Day ten and Salem, are to be points on th? roi'.e provided sufficient encouragement is given to the work by thoie inteiested in '.he abevo mentioned points. Oiegon City was expected to do something more than she has vet done, in onltr to secure an office. The wires would probablj be in operation to Cor rail.* w itbin a few montlis. The gap between the seat of government and Yreks, California, will soon after be tilled, fore, ng, probably within two ye*ti>, a continuous 1 ne from Portland to the States. DEMOCRATIC NOMINATIONS. General Joseph Lane baa been nominated for de'egaW to t'ocgiess. Clcukama * County ? Representatives ? James Officer, Hiram straight, Oivllle Rue ley. .-'neriff ? Septimus Hue lat. C-oonty Con.misfiosers ? K rE. Random, A. B Hoi comb. County Treasurer ? rhoi Johnson. Assessor? Join Offield. County Surveyor ? J. A Pom nail, Coro ner?Forbes Barclay. Polk Gun/y.? Representatives ? Frederic'! WaymLre, P.euben P. Boite. Marion County. ? Representative* ? I, F. Grover, Wo, Harpole, J. M. Harrison. Judge of Probate? J D. Boon. Commisi 'oners ?J. W. Grim, W. J. Herran. Treasurer? James Strang. Aeseesor? J. F. Miller. Sur veyor? I. N. Gilbert. Clatsop County Representative ? Philo Callender. Judge of Probate? G. W. CofTenbury. County Comm's. sioner? Joseph Jeffeis. Assessor ? A. B. M:Kean. Trea surer? C. Bo-lling. Coroner ? James Wei in. The democrats adopt a Nebraska platform. The whigs have nominated Gen G. P. Gaines for dele gate to Congress. lbe Convention resolved "that the on'y platform this Convention will furnish its nominee be this? Gen. Gaines against the world." Ihe county nominations were cot yet made. We see one ?r two whig county conventions were ia seseion and ha. aflopted aati-Nebreaka reeolntione. <W no.-rat'c papers are oat strongly against the >? * Notniega *eleera that a Mr. Parrsh, of Cbehalem Valley, * emluil county, put an end to hie life on the 7th last, by Mow:ng out b.s brains with a rifle. Hews frusta Washington Territory - We jearn that Gen. Palmer, Superintendent of India* Afla;r> for (rr*g?n, and Gov. Stevens, of tbis Territjry, will, In May next, treat, jointly, with the tribes rommoa to tbe two Territories? the Walla Wall is, the Csyuses and the Xes Perce*, who occupy land in both territories ? will be assembled in the Walla Walla valley, and there is every prospect of negotiation* being aucoestfnl. Ihe Yaklmas. Cllkitats, Pischonse, Okimitstnes and tbe Palouses, all of this territory, will be assembled at the same time an I plaoe, as wall aa the remaining small bands of both territories, adjacent to the watsrs o' the Columbia. The 20th day of May ha* been fixed for the opening of the council, the treaty ground has been selected, and the goods and provision" reqmred have reached it. or are on tnsir way; all tbe Indian chiefs have agreed to be pre sent, and bring their people with tbem. Report says they were never more peaoeably inclined, and are anxious to have treaties made. this council, if it reanlt sueeete fully, will open Imme diately a large scope of country to our stock raijere, wool grower* and farmers, for settlement and caltiva tion. Many persons, we understand, des'gn remeving there the present season, from the west side of the Cas cade mountain*, and an Important link wil) taas bs fur nished in the ehaln ooanecUag the settlements er the two sides ef the monntatas. TEWS FROfl THE 8i*?WICH ISLIXDS. Minister to the I'nlted ItateS-CommercUl Trtsty-Wbalen' Bill* Forged? Opening of the Leglalafnrr? The King's Speeeh. Edu cation and Population -The; British Fleet. We are ia reee'pt at news from Honolulu tt April 17. Tbe Pnlynetian of the 14th says that considerable ex citement ha* boea produced ia Bsnolala, by the dis covery that a large aaiount of forged whalers' bill* had been disposed of by Mr. I.. Swan, of tne firm ef Swaa ft Clifford, ship chandlers, of Honolalu. one of whieh bill* had bten returned protested. | Immediately upon this being known, everybody who had bought meh b lis of Swan A Clifford became a larmed, and a meeting waa called to took into the mat tei'. At the meeting and sahseqneatly, it ha* com* oat that' some 944,000 ef thl* forged paper has been sold hers i?j Hwan, and there may be more not yet disoorered. Both tne members of the fin* had left the Island* pre viously to these developemeati; Mr. Clifford In the brig levere'.t, fin a tracing voyage to Japaa, Ac., aad Mr. Swan la ta'S bar* George, oeteti^bly on a whaling voyage, but ?. th a general outfit for trad lag. Ths par tie* who have bo en duped by these fraud* offer a reward ol $6,0(0 for the recovery of $26,000 from the abeeaad ing parties, or a a'ke per seat for a leee or greater amount. Thi* I* th* first frand CT se extensive a nature that ba* been practiced *uceessf(?."y it theee islaads, and was M doubt moMtod by the facility with whieh Maiflp p?r?tr?t?4 a Uka fraa4 ia 8m FraaeisM lately, and got off for the time bolag with impmoity. Bat both, wo hop*, will bo arrested, and punished to UM atmoat rigor of the lawa they have viola tad. la the ca*? of Swan k Clifford, the losses fall ueon a largo nomber of persons, who loao froaa $2,000 to (7,000 each, and ia some cases it fall* with groat severity. Wo trust it will not ruinously embarrass aay of tho partioa, bat that they will weather tho storm which a coasum m?to kun has raiaod aroand thoaa. On the aight of Wcdnaaday, tha 11th, tha Flench whalethip Marquis da Turioana unfortunately got aih jre about eighteen or twenty mlloa to tho wort ward of Hood lulu, where ahe locn bilged, aad will probably become a total wreak . She ia a fine new clipper ship of some 600 totfa, just out from France, ial<M than 100 daya, it ia aaid. The Legialature waa opened oa tho 7th iaat. ThoHouae of Representatives waa organised by the eieetioa of tho Hon. G. If. Robortaon, aa Speaker; 0. H. GulicW, Clerk; fl. S. Swinton, Serjeant-at-Arms; Re*. E. W. Clark, Chaplain. Mr. W. Chamberlain waa chieoa Engrossing Clerk, and iorlng Andrews, Jr., Traaalator, when the House ac'jourted to tho stone church to bear the King'a speech ' be King's speech occupies two coluauu of the Poly nesian. It contains no allusion to anaexatioa. lie says, "1 have committed aa important mission to the Honorable William L Lee, Chancellor of the Kingdom and Chief Juatioo of tho Supreme Court, and hive ac cred ited him aa or Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, from which miaaion 1 anticipate im portant resulta for the benefit of you all, which will be made known to you hereafter. Ia the meanwhile i re commend you to vote such a sum as ia your wisdom you may diem adequate for the oxpeases of that mis aioa." In relatioo to the duties on foreiga imparts, Kamaha meha says:? My Minister of Finance will aubmit tor jour^consldsra tion certain important measures relating to the national finances; and you cannot fail to be impressed with the necessity of devising aome means of enlirging them. Without more extended meana we mutt aemain in the position of having the will, without the power, to stimu late agriculture and commerce, and to provide generally for the physical, mental, and moral improvement of the nation. As a preparatory step towards increasing tho sources of revenue, we mus' increase the revenue to be drawn fiom auch sources as already exist. But, restrict ed as we are, by trea'.y, from exercising a right, common to all free communities, we are unable to imp ss discri minating duties on foreign imports, which, whilst sup plying the Treasury with additional means, would ea hance the price of articles of luxury only. To regain the right of which we have, for the present, divested our selves, It may be necessary that you reconsider the act by wh'ch the duty on spirltous liquors is now regulated. The Minister of Finance laid this subject before you last yesr in a clear and able manner, aad his vie wa have been confirmed by the experience of another year. Whether it would be wise to assist the revenue by a tax oa pro perty, is for you to determine. The report of ths Minister of Public Instruction in the Hawaiian Island, has been made, embracing the follow ing beada:? a 1. The common free schools. 2. The select schools. 3. General items, marriages, births and deaths, me dicines, school lan is, public morals, a summiry of the accounts, ke. The following summary is taken from the statistical table and quarterly accounts herewith enclosed, marked A. P., and exhibits a condensed view of the free schools for the year 1864, bow under a review: ? Whole number of free school! in 18(4 412 " " scholars ia same 10,641 " '< readers " 6,022 " " writers " ...... 3,7J6 " " in arithmetic 6,168 " in geography 2,973 " ?? in vocal music 2,888 The above 10.641 scholara is the avenge of the four Starters. Thegreaest number in the school! daring o year was 11,782. The report says the common ichools are spoken of dis piragingly by some, who would even abolish them alto gether, and expend the entire school revenue on Eng lish schools for natives. The seleet schools are well spoken of. The state of public morals is Improving. Out of Hono lulu and Lahalna there is very little public disorder. Convictions for crimes have fallen off, in the last five years, about six y percent. Statements of ministers axe embodied in the report, aa follows : ? What the Rev. t. Coan says of H'lo will apply to al most all the tural districts "I truly believe that we have as little, and perhaps less, open vice among the people as in any part of the world. Quarrelling, riots, drunkenness, tbett, ke., are rarely witnessed here Tho Kaibath is quiet, public religious worship well attended, and all feel a sense of safety lets interrupted than in mcst parts of the world." Such testimony is very gra tifying. and it wiU apply very generally to the mire re mote parts of the islands. The report fays, in general : ? In all the districts on Hawaii, the First and Third on Maui, on Lanti, Molckai, in the Second aad Fourth dis tricts of Kauai, tbere has been aa excess -in some of them ii great excess? of births over deaths. This is a moat cheering fact Making full allowance for want of accu racy cn the part of the school teachers, whose duty it is to register tie birtls aad death*, there is abundant rea son to bflieve that the rat o of decrease bas diminished tr a gratifying degree, and creates the hope that the Ha waiian race is about approaching the time when the tide of l'fe shall turn in its favor, and its physical, ai well as its moral, intellectual^and political career shall be upward aad coward. Marriages in 18S4 2,126 Birtlis 1,381 Deaths 1,889 Mcst of tho crime in the ialands, aa everywhere ela<t ia the world, is attributahla to strong drink. IHer B. Majesty's storesblp Kattlcnaae, Captain Trol ope, arrived at Honolulu, on the 9th April, in '12 days from Valparaiso; and on the 10th, the frxate President, Admiral Bruce, arrived in 31 days from Cal'ao. The Hawaiian H*g was aalutvd by the frigate President on the 11th inst., and the sal ate was returned by the guns cn the hilL MINISTER FROM TUB SANDWICH ISLANDS. [From the Placer Times and Transcript April 26.1 Among the passengers who left for the East in the Sierra 1 evada, waa Hon. Wm. L. Lee, Envoy Extraordinary from the Hawaiian government to the United States, who ia charged with a mission to negotiate a reciprocal treaty berween the two governments. The desire of tho Hawaiian go vernmeot is to procure the admission Into tbe United States, of sugar, molasses and syrup free of duty, and to admit ia return all article of the production ol the sea, forest and roll of the dominion of the United States. If this e&n be accomollshed without conflicting with existing treaties with other nations, it will prove not only highly beneficial to tbe Sandwich Island* but advantageous to the commercial Interests of the United States, eipedaUy to those of California anl the Pacific coast, making another market for oar surplus products. NEWS FROM NEW GRANADA. The Golden Age at Taboga? Reward ? to Home of Her Crew? The Late Accident In l'iboga Bay? Particular* of tl?? Search? The B.xlUs not Found? Governor Dies on a Tour. Our file* from Pantnt ar* to the 12th of M?j, ao I from Aspi&wall we have paper* to ths 19th ins tint. The Psnnraa Herab ' of May 12, aays: ? Ow Thar ad* v last the Golden Age arrived at Taboga, hiring been tow ed op by the Panama. 8h? his been beached in Aacon Cova for the parpose of being repaired. We hare heard uia". o? e of the m?n hired litre to go down to Quioara onfortunaUlj; loat hia life whilst working on bv>ard tne ?lip. lbe advantage aa well aa tbe necessity of alwaya ke#p ing spare itcinun at each end of the Pivnflc mail route, wss fully exempliiied in the c*-? of tbe Ute accident, when tbe Panama would have been the meant of tak>nj off all tbe passengers, ma il and treasure, had not the John 1. Stephens fortunately reached the scene of the lisaate: before her. We understand that the passengers of tne Goldrn Age were highly zr*tifl<d to kee ths etlorts made by tbe company to relieve them from their un pleasant position, and ipoke in tbe highest term* of the active part taken by Mr. Aspinwall, by tbe company 's ip'nt, H. H. Munro, f > q . , and by the ctpUins of ail tiis steamers. thsir oifieer and men, to provide for the safety of al) on board, and tbe security er their property rbc utmost precaution cannot always guard against mch an accident as that which befel tie Golden Age; at the same time it is satisfactory for the travelling public to know that the company is ever ready, as in tbe present caee, to render every assistance, and to mitigate a? much aa pcuiible the inconvenience arising therefrom. On Taesoay morning, about 2 o'clock, the boat be longing to the Golden Age, sent ander the charge of Mr. Giattan, eecont mate, from tbe seene of the disaster, to bring tbe InUlligenae to this place, arrive 1 at Taboga in aafaty, but the crew completely worn oat by hard work. We understand that a few of the cabin ptSMngera on beard the Age subscribed about 9200. to be divided be tweea the men who volanteered far this arc nous duty. Tbe name of the American physician who was drown ed in Taboga batbor on the 26th alt., was Wateon ; and not Wat kins, aa incorrectly printed. We have the following items relative ta this disaster. Tbe following g*atlem?a were la tbe boat ?Mr. Baker, of tbe Verandah Hotel; Mr. K. Carter, Parser of one of the P. 6. N. Company's steamers, and formerly of Liver pool. where he was many years in holiness; Mr. William Ktndal, ofNo. 0 Towers Chambers, Uvsrpool, of the firm of Kiadal Brothers, shipowners, lately from Aus tralia via Callao. and on hia way to China via San Fran, ciieo. Dr. John Gustavo Pucknsr, a German physiciaa from Australia, and on bis way t? tbe Valley of the Amu ton, and Dr. Wateon, a physician, for the last few months practising in Taboga. Tbe morning after tbe part/ waa miailng, bnt before their fate was known, the P. t>. N. Company despatched two boat* to search for them. One from the Valdivia, in charge of Capt. Crout, with five men, anl tbe other from tbe Bolivia, with six men, ia charge of Mr. Paten, second officer. A third boat waa also sent from the village. Capt. Crout sailed around Tobagnilla and stood oat srme distaLce to sea, but fouad no-trace of the party. Mr. Paten kept does in fchoie of Taboga and Ura is, and then sailed to Otoqae. On the way he passed a boat mnch dsmsged, bat not the missing on*. ArMvtng at Otoqae about noca, he made every inquiry from tbe inhabitants, and then sailed aronnd the Inland. On bU retain to tbs village, be waa told that a boat was float ing Last, whereupon he proceeded to It. and roand it to be the ssme one he had *e?a previously. It wai much damafurl, painted greea and b! ick. It had one oil brass rowlock and about two feet of the painter remaining fast to tbe ring jolt. After sailing around the two other islands without finding any trace, Mr. Patten reached Tabnga abect 3 o'clock. On Saturday (28th) the Bolivia's cutter with ?Ix men, in charae of Mr. John Mart ia. of Taboga, and Mr. Mer gsn, left again to search for tbe missing party. They took several days' provisions. The* proceeded to the Pearl Iilarts, where tbe people afforded eve, y assist ance. Previous to reselling the Pearl lelaads, this boat met with very heavy weather, and came very aeer being swamped. After a fruitless search tbe parly returned to Taboga m Meaday, 30ib. We fear bow that no hop* remains of aay of tub* nnfertanato persons being heard of again. Tfefir melancholy i#te if not tf be doubted. The ruM MB adda:? W. XL Aiplant, feq.,Mt loin oa TkuM/ eveaiag, by railroad, fortkilw. Daring hi a ahort atey here Mr. A?p'aw*Il vieited the com pas j '? works at Tabor*, aid alao the depot of ttt Eagfiah company oa the Mono. Hl? Excellency Gover ucr Dies accompanied Mr. Aaalawall to Oetea. The Aiaiawall Courier, of May It, aaya:? Joa6 da Obaldla, late Vie*Preaideat, and formerly Governor of this province, with hia family, Gen. Poeado, 8r. Joaquia P. Poaada aad Q?n. Heiraa, Htaliter of Now Oranada to the United State*, arrived here yesterday morning bom Carthagena. Ohaldi aad hi* family (tarted for Paaama, la company with Governor Die* aad Oon. Poeada, a few hour* after their arrival. Gea. Herraa will leave la the | next iteaaiei for the United States. ITEMS FROM THE IBTHKU9. RAILIOAD PBOOHBSS ? DITAHTURM? ILBOTION PBB FABATIOMB-A MBIT r IKK COMPANY? TOWN IX PBOYKKINT? KOBBKBIB8 AND TOBTUSB. The Pinama Herald of May 10, has the followiag:? ? We Tialted the railroad work* yeaterday, aad were *ur p riied to observe the progress made around the elation. The large building over the nearly completed, the tarn table is far advanced, aad the track that leads to tbe wharf is almost finished. The wharf is to be im mediately commenced, aad as the timber is framed, he. , it will be fiaiihed by the end of this month It will be a great conreaience to passengers, who then will be saved the trouble and expense of bringing their bsggage into town, as they can land and embark at all stages of the tide. We were Koiry to notioe that the late heavy rains had done tome damage, but at the same time no tiling either to lmmpede the traffic or stop the Work. Ihe Railtoad Company have altered' the time of run ning their passenger and freight ears, whloh, until fur ther notice,, will only leave Panama three times a week' namely, Mondays, Wednesdays aad Fridays. By every steamer that aails some of our old reel lent* and acquaintances are leaving Panama. Yesterday Mr. James S. Hermann and lady and Mr. Danieux left fcr A spin wall tn route to France, and others shortly follow them. There will soon be but few left to wait for the good time coming. The A* pin wall Courier of May 16 says:? The canvass ing for candidate* (or the Constituent Assembly is re ceiving much attention in Panama and throughout the Isthmus, and there is reason to hope that some of the better cIsks of politicisns will be elected. The people of the districts of the Isthmus upen and near the line of the railroad have learned by varied experience that the laws and sach intei pretation of them as might have been salutary fcr their own government, before the in flux of emigration, and before the opening of this great highway ot tbe world, will not bow suffice. Many of them are anxious for reform? hence the federation pro ject; and now that they have the field in which they can most eflectually labor for themselves, they seem to be aroused to the neoesiity of obtaining effiolent la borers. During the paat eleven days since the departure of the la*t steamer, the principal events of lmportanoe which have transpired within tbe limits of our local chroni cling was the conveyance of the steamer Golden Age to tbe harbor of faboga ? the arrival of a fire engine and tip organization of a fire company lathis city? the Biovements that have been made lor a change of our city government, which will probably result very bene ficially for tbe community resident here? the arrival of Baldla and Gen. Posada, to reside on the Isthmus, and the trtnait of Gen. Heiran. During a residence of four years oa the Isthmus, we have never experienced such weather as that of ihe paat ten day* ? the sultry heat, both by day and niglit, has been excessively trying; but there has not been as much rain as this month generally givea us. Ia tbe matter of Mr. Gallaghan, (a Californian robbed of gold dust at Hunter's Hotel laat Thursday,) we are glad to >ay, he baa been secured for the recovery of his money; ana we must say, be Is under much obligation to the present acting United States Consul at thia port, for this result. Tbe whole town of AipinwaQ ream* to be imbued with the spirit of improvement; and, we caa hardly point to a single section of tbe city where nothing is being dene to adapt or improve dwellings as well aa plaeea of buMnesn. On every baad, we observe gradual changes, which to a casual looker on, appear of comparatively little importance, which evidences fnlly the spirit tbat is abroad. Amotg them are increase of capacity in the hotels, more permanent arrangements in the atorea. and greater comfort in the dwellings. The atreeta, too, have been receiving considerable attention of late, and we shall be much better prepared for the rainy season than we have been heretofore. We learn tbat a robbery was committed upon M Ro tino, of tbe City Restaurant, night before last, that he arrested one of bla employes on suspicion, and subse quently whipped him, and that after considerable ex ciHnent baa been aroused, he in tarn was arrested by the Alcalde. NEWS FROM THE 8017 TH PACIFIC. The gteamsh'p Lima, W. Bloom field, arrived at Penana on the forenoon of Hay 7. She brmght the Ponth Pacific mails for Europe, 37 pasrengers, and $100,000 in apeoie. Her dates are Valparaiso April 15, Callao April 26. The following la a summary of the southern news:? PERU. ELECTION EXCITEMENT- FOB1IGNEE8 .TO VOTE-BE LATIOK8 OF CABTILLA AND EL IAS? BALK OP THE CLIPPER 0LIH4Z? BAILORS' 6TRIKR? BRITISH WAR PHir? MARKETS. We cop; the following from Feye's Callao Shipping j. at of April 24: ? We give our readers a summary of news this fortnight, Intending, in a short epace as possible, to comprise the most important new*, political and eommeroial. Callao is is a state of ferment, on account of her elec tions for members of Congress, as also of a desree (par lismentaiy) declaring that the port of l'iaoo. was, for the future, to be considered on an equal footing with this place, and all shipping were in future to clear from Pisco with tbtir guano cargoes, without being compelled, as heretofore, to touch here tor their clearances. Oar space does not admit of our remarks on this subject, but, on the whole, it baa caused a feeling of general dissatisfac tion in this place, both among the foreign and native population. Its author, Elias, bus. in consequence, suf fered considerably in public opinion. A law has been issue! to the effect that all foreigners have a right to vote in the elections for Representatives, Senator!, and Pretidents of the nation, without in any way losing their right to the protection of their national flair, or in ary way compromising themselves. This Is a salutary law, and b?en hailed by all foreign inhabitants with tie utmost welcome, and regarded as the forerun ner of a more generous policy towards the foreign popu lation, as they constitute the greatest source of trade in this country. Canva?sieg is actively carried on for the presidential chair. The aspirants are Castilla, Elias, San Neman and I'reta. Humors are circulating that Castilla and Ellas will break immediately on the ascendency of the ether, and we sinceiely believe it. Elias and Castilla are t?o well known not to dread inch a course, and speculators in cccsequenee ought to be very wary of their funds. A law baa been issued allowing the ex-Premlent Eche niqne to return, under the guarantee of his person bring entirely tree from any injury or bodily insult. We cannot bat call to mind thattamihar old saying of '?l'cn't ton wish you may get it V" Since last publication of the details connected with the clipper ship Climax , she waa sold on Thursday the 12th instant, tor the sum of $13,000, to Mr. Terry, (a na tive of this country.) although from the fact of the state prircners being at work both night and day on board, it is surmised by all that the government la the sole owner of this vessel. On the seoond day after the sale, she waa hauled into deep water and although still throwing overboard the balance of wet |tui no, is very safe, as she now makes no water, and will be repaired and made ready for sea In a very short time. This splen did clipper ship Is about two yean old, and must have experienced a somewhat similar injnry as that on a former voyage in this port, which was discovered and repaired at a tr fling expense; bnt in the t babied and perilous condition she then was on her arrival In this port a few weeks ago, it waa considered the only way of saving ber was to beach her and by that means secure the interests of those concerned. Ihe seamen at present in this port have made a strike for higher wages, which has caused an increase of pay from $30 and 136 to 945 and $50 per month, two months advance. Masters of vessels are holding out with the determination of bringing the wages down to $20. Con siderable opposition exists amongst shipping masters, as they are at present snipping crews free of oharire. H. B. If. sloop-o.* war Trincomalee, is in port and will stil to morrow for the Southern Islands. CHILE. TERMINATTON OF TNfc K LECTIONS ? TBADE DULL. The political, commercial anl dcmeitic news is unim portant. The election passed over quietly, and resulted in a ma jority for the government. Business has been dull, owing to the holidays. ECUADOR. THE FLOHICfl INVASION ? THE UNITED STATES (HIP JOHN ADAMS. The government of this republic le much alarmei at the report of Flores' projected invasion, which h>s resi dence In Peru and the proposed expedition under Cle mens of Alabama tends to strengthen. The army la to be raised to a war standard in anticipation of his coming. the Tnited States sloop of war John Adams arrived at Guayaquil on the 29th, and sailed for Calls* on the 20th of March. The Panama Herald of the 12th of May ssys:? On Thuriday last the Benalorian schooner Flor del Mar ar rived here, bavin* on board eleven political exiles, who have been compelled to leave the country In conaequenoe of being an spec tod of aiding ex President Flores in his attempt to re volutlvniie the country. BOLIVIA. ELECTION OF BELZU? OPPOSITION TO QRN. SlNTA CRIB B?ltu bns sgsln been elected President. The press genetally oppose the return of General Santa Cius. MIHIII Callao, April '24 ? Trade baa been rather dull; in fact, we may say exceedingly so; buyers from the Interior few, snd in general wanting long credit. Thia Is to be ac counted for by the unsettled state of the country, the .greet i can ity of caah, and the non-eonfidsnee of the nhcilesale houses of this place, in regard to the aspirenta fcr credit; a seteral feeling of depression fills every mind, especially in the dry goods lino. A very few shipments have been aaade In wool, and lees in any other article of export fsosn this p?rt, or Icl?y. Susan rang* high, exceedingly so, to snch a degree that lengniae hopes are entertained by many of the feasibility of importing sugars from the Onltod Stats* or Er gland. Formerly Per* supplied herself 'with this ccmncdHy and a largo aurpluafer the Chilean, Kuoa doitan and Now Qranadiaa markets, but now she does not prcduee inflcient for her own consumption. The reason of thia heavy decline in her sugar trade, Is on ac count ef the e?s?*etp|tlen of slaves, dKmd by Ui'illa, Uw piinii pivvuwui nimm, to im nif twi ponn Ml puMM, tat, la tkiMMai itet* N tkk (Matoy, highly tap* II tic, sot that w? uphold ibrirj, fur fro* it, bat la the f reseat condition of Pm it U eonalderec .a nigh iy raiMU stroke to the nation. ?111 LATE ma IVSimiLU. Tkc British Patriotic Fund? (team Commit ?lTBt*T- by fi??n lHawit TtariH ? ?Ihe Clipper Juki Iitnn lfewa from Bra* ilp riiarrli-t nt tw- "fl'T posts? Price ot Gold. We have advices from Melbourne to March 10, and from Sydney to February 39. Ia the Melboaine Legislative Council, Mr. Willis moved that ?20,000 should be voted by the colony for the relief of the widows and orphans of the war. The Colonial Secretary moved, as aa amendment, that the ram should be ?10,000, but thi original motion was carried by a vote of 28 to 10. Owing to a cessation In the conveyance of the over land mail, the Argut recommends the mercantile 00m mueity to take into consideration the various mall routes advocated, and adds:? We have further to mention the confident statement, by American merchants here, that l( half the capital were subscribed on this side, they could guarantee the formation of a companv which should establish a route via Panama. It is not for us, of oourse, to decide upon ihe respective merits of these various schemes. We :bink it important, however, that they should be at t nee submitted to public consideration; and if the mer cantile community, and the colonists ot Australia gene 1 ally, understand their own interest, they will, without delay, txamino the whole question, and decide upon oae scheme, to which tbey shall give such a vigorous and unanimous support as to insu/e its betng carried out with efficiency and success. The Melbourne Argut, of February 10, has the follow ing items I.oru Alfred Churchill, having made a tour of the Aus tralian colonies, is, we believe, about to return to Eng land by the Indemnity, which sails on the 27th last. His Lordship must now have a pretty accurate idea of things in Australia, as it i* upwards of a year since he arrived. By the courtesy of Cept. M'Doanell, and the aid of the railway trains, those persons who were desirous of in haling a little pure fresh air during yesterday's sultry heat, and of going over one of the finest clippers (the James Balnea) that ever entered our part, were afforded an opportunity of gratifying both inclinations. An arrangement having been made between the railway company and the eemmander of the James Bainet, per sons wishing to look over that noble specimen of naval architecture were conveyed from the Melbourne station on board the vessel and back to Melt>ourne at a charge of five shillings. Large numbers availed themselves of the facilities thus afforded them for a healthful and In nocent recreation, and we are informed the excursions will be returned next Sunday and one day in the week besides. From Beadigo we find the following summary of news in the Sandhurst correspondence of the Melbourne Argut. under date of Feb. 16:? Dr. Owens, the recently elected '< Member for Bendigo," has returned from Mel bourne, and it remains for the diggers of this district to express themselves as to the manner in which his Ex cellency has met their desire to avail themselves of the offer made by bim with reference to appointing a nomi nee for the gold fields. Speaking candidly, the people here are at a loss how to understand the answer of the Governor. Ihere are not a few who regard it as a specious evasion of the queation, evincing an Inclination to draw back from the promise that was given. The majority, however, believe that his Excellency's intentions in thus matter are sinceie and unchanged, bnt have hardly any difference of opinion as to the extraordinary condition with which the election is saddled? th*t of submitting it to the veto of government officials in the various dis tricts. Ihe government of this colony seldom evince a single Instinct In unison with the constitutional princi pled ot our fatherland, and too often act in the spirit of ancient deapotism or mere trimming expediency. In the grand work of religious ana moral advancement in this gold field, the Presbyterians seem determined for the future not to be behind other denominations; al though hitherto, it must be confessed, that they have not been remarkab'e for their teal. last week, the foun dation stone of a Presbyterian school house, to be uHed temporarily as a place of worship, was laid, in the re icrve granted to the Frexbyterians, pleasantly situated on the slope of the. rising ground to the south east of tne pound. A large number of spectators, including well dressed ladies, were present. The oeremany wag performed by Mr. M'Lachlan, polioe magistrate The meeting was addressed by Mr. l'anton, Uev. J. H. Gre gory, minister of the Church of England ; and the Rev. James Nish, Presbyterian minister at Bendigo. 5.131 czs. 10 dwto. and ?2,876 cash, were forwarded from Bendigo to Melbourne on Tuesday; as also, i>ll ois. from Heathcote, M'lvor The deposits for the week amounted to 2G2 ozs 10 dwts., and ?75. The Adelaide Register of February 11th, has the fol lowing:? On the 11th Inst, the exceedingly handsome snd capacious galleries of the new Wesleyan Methodist Chureh were occupied for the first t me after their completion, and the chapel was filled to over flowing by the largest congregations ever ass?mbled for public worehip in South Australia. The sermon in the morning was by the resident minster, the Rev Mr. Wil liams ; that in the afternoon by the Rev. Mr. Gardner, of tbeCbelmera Free Church of Scotland; ana in the evening the congregation was addressed by the Rev. Mr. Tare, Wrsleyan minister. The ciecourees were appro prlaie and pewerful, and the of the appeals to Chilktian Uotrality may be inferred from the following report of the collections: ? Morning, ?49 14s. 9>?d. Af ternoon, ?17 2d. Evening, $29 lis 7d. Tctal, ?06 6s. 63-j'. In the course of the evening meeting, which was most numerously attended, a financial report waa read, from which we gathered, that ainde the opening of the chapel in October, 1881, about ?6,000 of debt had been paid oiTbytbe society; the debt remaining before the reopening service a being about ?3,000, occasioned chiefly by the recent improvements. It waa alio stated during thf evening that the Wealeysns in South Australia, num bering at present 1,80< church members, had ralaed since 1838, when the first mlalater landed, on these shores, by volun'ary contributions, for the support of minister* and the building of churches, the aum of ?13,000. MELBOURNE GOLD CIRCULAR. March 3.? The price of gold remains ut 76s Several new fields have been hit upon during the past week, all situated within reasonable distances of Melbourne. The quantities of gold brought to town, however, do not angur any great yield ; still the parties speak confidently of such results. There is little of Importance to report from the older fields, which appear to be going on steadily. The produce for the v/eek is over an average one. Number of persons arrived 645 Number that have left 299 Addition this week 249 And tcr the 1 ear 8.710 Gold shipped in 18:6 ?327 162 Per OTwell. to London 32.607 B. M. S. Calliope, to do 2,6(0 Evening Star, to do 4,921 367,190 OrlSton* 5cwt. 3qrs.241bfl. 2oz., at 80(1 ....?1,408 760 Exchange on Londot ? Drafts fcgalnut gold taken at 1 per cent discount. Freight of gold, by steamers (Id. , by sailing vessels 4)$d., per ounoe, delivered at the Bullion oQlce, Bank of England, London. Insurance 2yt per cent. 1M REITS. Mkt norHKK, March 9 ? Breadstuff* ?The high rates for flour, reported last, hare been well maintained to the prettnt time. We stated formerly that Hour would probably average in 1856 about ?10 per ton less in this market than last Tear. Since then, horerer, it hi* been ascertained tbat the crops on the plain* of flout h Australia have failed; th? maize crop in the United States has turned oat deficient, and breadstuffsTule high in Britain. Our chief dependence now Is on Van Piemen's land and Chili, from the Utter country large supplies are expected in the courss of a few months. It is not now generally believed that the price of flour here will average lower ia 1865 tbanin 1864. Dry Goods.? Referring to our general remarks, we have to report little alteration in this heal or trade. Many of the large importing bouses are hol'ing out for il 6 per cent advanoe, but prices are quite nominal, and until the bankrupt stocks are cleared away no Improve ment can be expected. ? Rags.? Gnnnies and woolpfcols are lower. Three bushel bags are firm at our quotation. Boots and Shoes ? The seasen is over for summer goods Heavy end suitable geods for winter are worth bb to fiO per cent on invoice. American invoices have realized 66 per cent. Canvass.? Ilie beat navv eaavass may b? quoted as high as Is. Sd .but it is alow of sale. Ottdage and Twine.? The large sires are scarce, and would realise ?100 to ?106 per ton. Hops may be quoted at 'is. 6d. to Se. 3<1. for Kent, and la. 6d. for American; The scarcity in England k*M caused the advance. Hardware ?There is a steady demand for American stove)*, spades, axes and picks. Long- bandied enseals are not wanted, in short handled there bat been conside rable speculation, but the price has not advanced sine* ouriart. The best English loaga trapped spaces are wented. Iron h?s advanced. Hoop iron is scarce, also lit numbers of rod iron. Tbere is no p'g iron In first hard*, bat the price cannot be qaeted higher than ?d to ?7. Lead ?There ia no change, ckeept that sheet lead Is firmer. Leather ia stiH very slow of sale. Machinery ? There is now a largo demand for small steam engines, qnarta crusher*. and other machine* suitable for tbe digging*. The fooadera and engineers are kept in full employment. liquors ? Considerable impetus has been given to tho tiace in the laat few days, and we can report transac tions, bctli in malt liquors and spirits, at our anota tkca. Even stout is more ia demand, and a sale has taken place of a quantity at ?1. Bales are rtportei of No. 3 Burton at ?12, but it Is sold also at ?11 to ?11 l(i. ?ales of Cobb's Margate and Worthington are like wise reported at those price?. Large sales of bottled at our quotations, and of unknown brands, half ale and In If porter, at 7s. 6d. to 8s. Referring to our quota tions fer spirits, we have heard of ea'es of Kartell's braadv at a higher rate, bat it was an exceptional case S?me houses nie holding for 14s. per gallon. Paints.? White lead is not wortn more than ?40. The marlet ia very full of other colors. Turpentine has in clined. Provision*.? Everything under thle head has of la'e rapidly sdvaneed. l'erk is scarce . There are no Eng lisb Isms or.bacen In firsthand*. Cheese is also very scarce. Rire ?Tbe continued arrival of Chinese have la proved tbe vain* of this article, which I* very fins at our qootatirns. fait Is atill very plentiful. Rock and St. Ube'a *ra no minal. Stockholm pitch i* worth 40*. per barrel. Soda nab, ?13 to American rosin, 17*. Stockholm tatr, 40s. to 60*. Whitiag butND cold by auction tt >*^1 Qaickailvcr is sow inquired for. ? Timber ? There la ttftla or so lafmwiMt to thla " tick. It ia aow principally In demand for the diggfc Ml American (inch) pine la mot* anitabte Uu wi heavy colonial timber, on account of the inland Mr .?No. 2 Manila aegara have been seldinquaaj tit j at 60a to 68a. fld. Heavy reehipmeata km I made of low qualities Negrohead ia vme dad. U' rmtt'a cannot be quoted higher than la. lltf. Cheve*! ?Mia, la. 6d. to la. 8d. ? sterling is la. $d. to la. c7r.&, la. Id. to 1?. 8d. m Except lumber, American foods generally an MUM,! and in demand. FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL* KOIBT I11KIT. Thchsdat, May 24 ? 6 P. M. The a took market opened active and buoyant thiaf morning. The tendency throughout waa upward, at the cloae prlcea were firm at the improvement. Vlr-j ginla 6'a advanced \ per oent; Mlaiouri 6's, X\\ bonda, 1876, M ; IUlnoia Central bonds, \ \ Cui Coal, 1* ; Reading Railroad, Michigan Southern Rail | road, % ; Cleveland and Toledo Railroad, X ; Oaten* i Chicago, 1. 1111 noia Central Railroad declined j^ per oent. Cumberland waa particularly active at the board; upwarda of four thousand sharei wen sold a the advance, principally on short time. Reading Rail road waa in demand, and cloeed very firm. The as sum up about three thousand sharea. Harlem waa 1 influenced much by the result of the choice of a Preal-I dent. It will require the ahreirdeat management of th*| moat experienced man to put the affairs of thta companj upon even a decent footing. We believe it hae now aB vary good board of directors, but whether it. will accom plish any more than the last, time only can determine.) Virginia and Missouri 6's were particularly active to-day. I About $40,000 of tike former and $70,000 of the latter) were sold this morning, principally on time, buyer's op tion. Railroad bonds are firm, but net in deaaand. operations in Erie were moderately large to-day. class of small fancies are mnch neglected, and prloee| remain without variation. After the adjournment of the Board, the following | sales of bonda and stocks were made by Albert H. Nl colay:? $8,0(0 Virginia and int. VtH 6,000 Louisiana 6's " 89J? 7,000 Galena and Chicago Union R R. 7'e.. " 94>? 1,060 Cincinnati, Peru and Chic. R.R. 10'a. " 60 6,000 Clev., Painesv'e & Ashtabula R.R. 7's. " $4)? 70 shares Bank of Sing Sing 73 to 79 100 do. Nicaragua Tranaif Co 16 4 do. New Amsterdam Fiie Ins. Co..... .,08 40 do. Rntgtra Fire In. Co 77 16 do. Peter CoopeT Fire Ins. Co 86 >6 1 60 do. Fulton Fire Ins. Co 84)2 26 do. Groctrs' Steam Sugar Refining Oe 00 8 do. 4 merican Plate Glaia Co 60 At the aeeond board the activity of the warning waa I continued and a further advance ia prices realized. | Reading Railroad advanced X P*r cent; Panaaaa Rail road X ; Erie Bonds, 1876, All others eteeed at prices current at the first board. The. market is fins, and that ia sbont all, and we do not look for any great er sadden change a. Stocks are too well held to get ap a panic, and their actual value too well established to affect th* minds of holders by absurd rumora. The i son will be withal a dull one in Wall street. The brokers have now very little business. They hold no stocks of consequence, and cannot get them without inflating prices considerably beyond currant rates. The steamship America, at Halifax from Liverpool* brings dates from that pert to the 0th inat. The ad vices an one week later than those received by the pre vious steamer. The aews is, commercially, favorable. Cotton had advanced one quarter of a penny per pound, with very large transactions. Breadstuffs were without alteration, either as regards prices or demand. Consols had fallen off a fraction. Politically, there la nothing new. All hopes of peace had been abandoned, and the people of England had settled down npon the conviction that a long, tedious, expensive, protracted war was upon them, from which there was no escape by negotia tions From the scene of hostilities nothing encour aging to the Allies had been received. The commercial accounts generally are not encouraging. Trade dull, and contraction still going on. The steamship George Law, at this port from Aspln - wall, brings seven days later news from California, one million three hundred and twenty-four thousand dollars in gold on freight, a large uum in the handa of passen gers, and a large amount of government drafts. Ac counts from the mining districts are highly satisfactory, t ia reported that the product never waa greater, and that a larger amount of dust rests in the handa of miners at the present time than ever before. They are probably waiting the opening of the mint to get coin. As soon as Ibat exchange is made it will go into circulation, and tend very materially to the relief of the money markets of California. The mint was to have resumed operations on the 1st of May, and we hope there was no disappoint ment. Money was getting easier in San Francisco, lb* rich returns re allied by miners had given some activity to trsiie with the interior, and commercial affairs had decidedly improved. If no reaction takes place, we may look for a gradual reoovery from the prostration which bad overtaken every interest in California. The San Fraa cisco Price Cumul of the latest date taya:? the mines were never yielding a larger supply ot the t recious metal than at present, and Irom all parte of the ti "untaln we hear report* not only of large strikes, but, what is mors important, of regular, handsome returne lor steady labor. The quantity ef dust offering on the street during the past week hae been large, but the facilities for turning it into coin are much restricted in consequence *f the stoppage of the mint. The private assay offices are cheked the whole time, and we notice that as a means of relief in more rapid coinage, one of them, that of Messrs. Waae, Molitsr it Co., has commenced the manufacture of fifty dollar pieces. Tbe co>n in questkn is a circular disc, anl resembles the double eagle in most respects. For city use it will be found useful on account of the superior facility It afforfa for rapid counting, but the difficulty of obtain - mge for it wL'\ we think, preclude ita gene log rmall change I rsl circulation in the Interior. The flnenese is fixed at fCO l.OCOths. San Francisoo papers report goverament drafts to a large amount <n the hands of passengers, besides gold dust. Returns from the Assistant Treasurer's office to day report tho payment of Californ!an drafts to the amount of $120,000. This sum waa paid out before the steamer had been three hours in port. We have no doubt there is a much larger amount in the mail by this arrival. The total amount of treasure exported by San Franeiaco, according to ship's manifesto, was $3,066,634; about half as much more went .out in tha bands of paasengera. The transaction* at the Assistant Treasurer's office to day were as follows:? Paidcn Treasury account $340,062 77 Received do 100,248 50 Balance do 1,172,601 98 Paid for Aeeay ofTie 438 60 Paid f.r diaburiing checks 39,064 7(1 The paymenta include $120,000 on California drafts. The warranto entered at the Treasury Department, Washington, on the 23d, were:? For the Treasury Department $7,087 OS For the Interior Department 8,719 70 For the Cuatoma 28,297 01 For amount of warranta received and en tered 266,826 8* Rrpay warranta received and entered 1 J>26 8b Covering into Treasury from miic. souroes. . . 811 67 For covering into the Treasury from custom*. 8,079 60 For covering into the Treasury from lands. . . 12,324 86 The Commiati oners of the Canal Fund hare advertised for propot ala till Jane 20th for a loan of $1,600,000, a*d till June 21st far a further loan of $1,269,000, making an aggregate of $2,760,000. The Green Bay Advocate of the 17ih inst , says Governor Seymour, of New York, and other gentle men from the Fast, hare been on a visit to Green Sew for the past two deva, In tbe courae of a tonr for the insj ectim of the River Improvement, in which Gov. 8. Interest. They express the hfbest gratification at the progress and promise of the work. There have Jbeen various rumors ia Baltimore to re gard to an laveitigatlon going on in that city, bafora the Grand Jury, of an alleged violation of law by sane lank directors. The Baltimore Sun of the 23d inst. has the following version of the Aiwmblyof 1863, ch. 441, eeetion 9, pro vides "that no director or other officer of a aid coreora tion [bankH of the State,} shall borrow any money ircm ?aid corporation; and if any director or other ot ter (ball le convicted, upon indictment, of directly or Indirectly violating this section, he snail be punished by fine and imprisonment at the discretion of tne Oeurt." The act oi 1868 is "an act ts continue the corporate ex itt mce of the several banking institutions therein n.entioned." to the provisions of which they are made subject alter the times their oharter would severally eip re. By an act of 1864, ch. 236, sec. 2, (an act to incorpo rate the Bank of Ocmmeice,) it la provided "that the sfoteeaid bank, from the time that $126,000 ef ita capi tal stock shall have been actually paid np ia gold and silver tola, cr la either, sad not before, shall be entitled to sll tbe rights, powers and privileges, and be subject to all tbe, restrictions, limitations aad condltisae of tie several beaks comprehended ia aa act entitled 'an act te continue the corpo.-ato existence of the seve ral banking institutions therein mentioned, ' rami .U unary aeaaica of 1868, eh. 441? except that the pro vieicna therein contained ah all have immediate effect and operation so far aa they are applicable to the of Commerce " f We understand that under tha provisions of the law above qaated, the Grand Jury yesterday made aruml scents again at Chattel R Taylor, that ha < did borrow

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