Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 14, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 14, 1855 Page 2
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a nnmter of people ?( dietiBctidB ia our Wests? sister Mate . California. Nd itouner ever loft tbe port of Sea Piancisco under atoro favorable auapicea. The know ledfe that Mr. Aspinwall President of the line, til aboat to vail im lier, inspired people with the idea that a vsr> sbtrt trip waa to be made, and a alight reduction in the price of pannage, adCed to the above cause, creat ed tbe usu.ual crowd on board. Among them were ma ay of the latfies who have done so much to advmce the condition til society in California. 1 he journey o* voyage was bo verv agr -eable till our ?aisioitune o:eurred that all teemed leli^htei with tie tfcip, ber othuerc, and tliemaelvea Ob 'he night ot April 2*?-20, at 2 A. M. or thereabouta, the ahip struck what ?m supnoeed to no a detached rock at the extremity of Quicara Reef. Thin ia a line of reck ? extending in a weat northerly direction from a *saal> island of .hat name, ami partially barring the paa x*ge between it and another islao! c alled WuiDO These islkads are near 70 deg. north latitude, and 210 milea freaa Panama A craib ensued, and tbe af earner atood atul. A a deuce followed for a moment, teD.liog to inspire the mind with awe, each cne whispering to a ne'gbbor, "What Is it?" "What bos happened" Rushing tumultouBly on deck, t aeen ? came too evident to na all what was the mat er. Tie uoo'e atearaer wan aground in about twelve fMt. with the deep water of the mid-channel under her ktern poet, ber forefoot knocked away, stem broomed and tke water coming In rapidly ? a team roaring through tbe ercaps p'pe, and the beam at 45 degrees, (the engine betsg on it* cestre.) All thia required but a few mo ments far ita full comprehension, for the people generally ware pretty cool, anc dUeipline prevailed. ??Beaah h?r aa quiok aa tiod will let you," aaid Capt. Tyler te tke commander, who Raw from the quantity of water in tbe fire room, to aay nothing of the smell of gae produced by the water entering the furnaces, that the leak waa a v?ry serious one. Tbe weight of water found ita way to the after hold, owing to the inclination ?f tre keei, and buoyed her bows from the rock, by rea son of which the came gently off, and, rolling heavily, abifted the immense bulk of passenger* from side to aids on tbe hurricane deck A turnback cleared her off the reef. A turn ahead a&d she struck again, being nlow to anhwer ber lit Im now. iho struck tr*meniluusiy, aa Utaagh tbe swell art from under her, and so let ber down vpea tbe rocks ? bhe careened badly, and took in water ?si ber itarboard guard Once more the passengers on deck shifted sldeH with the ebock, and this time there went up a shriek as tbongh tbe lant moment bad come. Once more a revo hit ion back, once more a bell to go ahead, and she swept gently by tike hidden danger ? Ores all out, and but little steam, and sank in stiU water, near a smooth aandy bench. Many of the ladies now begged to be landed, but their taara were aeon quelled, and ail remained quietly on board till tbe J. L. Stephens came along and took us to Paaama, only two days alter. It was a comfortable ship wreck, however disastrous to Gimmodore Wntkins. It should be mentioned that all the treasure and ?tails weie saved from the tiolden Age, and that strenuous efforts un.Her Mr. Asplnwall's dictation ware beiag made to save the ship. He remained at Panama lor this purpose, and will return in the El Dorado, via Havana and New Orleans. [From the Panama Herald, May 2.] This morning about 11 o'clock, considerable excite as* at was caused by observing a steamer coming up the which was soon discovered to be the John i<. ftepbena, which left here on Monday morning last. As ?he neaied ber anchorage, it was seen that ihe was ?row ued with prsseDgers, and tbe conclusion at one* arrived at was i hat she had picked up and returned with tbe passengers of the Golden Age. Thia proved to be ??met, tbe following being the particulars, aa far as we have bad tbe means of gathering them ? Tbe Jobn 1,. Stephens left here on Monday morning about 2 o'clock, with 610 passengers, &c., for San Fran ckm. On Monday afternoon at 6 P. M., she fell in with a b*at belonging to the (iolden Ago, in charge of the second mate, from whom she learned that the Golden Age waa asbere near the ialand of tjuibo, from which she was then distant about eighty- live milea. She im Mediately proceeded to the locality indicated, and her sigcal guns being toon answered by the Golden Age, she suoeseded in reaching ber about 2 A. M. on Tuesday ?earning, (1st of May. ) Early in the moruing she toolc all tbe passengers. malls and treasure on board, and re turned to this port this morning, as before stated. The following letter from Capt. Mcl?an, (who waa a passenger on the Age,) to U. H. Munro, Ks j. , the com pany's agent here, and which he has kindly given to us for publication, will be found to give a full account of tbe accident to that vessel We would premise that the (Iolden Age loft San Frin oi??i on the 5 7th ult., at 1 i*. II , with 800 pasiengera and atom $1,800,010 in specie. H. H. MCftRO, Esq. ? A little arter roiintght of the 28th April, we passed the island of Montiroses, the sea Crfectiy smooth and a good muon; from thence Captain atkma steered direct for the passage between the ialand of Quibo and Quicara, inclining to the shore of the latter, in order to keep clear of dangers (sunken reeks) laying towards tne shore of the other named inland. At about 2 A. M. of ;the 29th, the ship going ?ver the ground at the rate of fourteen miles per hour, pointed for the paanage and apparently clear of tbe reef ?fl Qaicara, as Uid d)wn upon the captain'a charts, she struck full and fair. The captain was nn deck himself, ?peaking with Mr. AspinwalJ,us, indeed, he had been all aight, and doing all that a skilful and prudent naviga tor could to guide his ship in safety. Tbe sea wts calm Bad smooth, without any appearance or indication of bidden danger. Inttantly, upon striking, an immense velume of water rushed into her for ward ; the pumps wer? all put in Immediate requisition, boits cleared away, fce , lie. In tive minutes th-> engineer reported tbe water rising with greav rapidity, utterly beyond all ?dartaof the pumps. At this time we had fifteen feet feat forward and seventeen fathouin aft and amidships. Tbe captain's first intention of laading hie passengers iaatantly was rrustrsted bv the rapidity of the rise of tbe water in the hold and her settiog att from the depth mt water amidrhip; at>d aft, which circuipBtance lender it ikiperativs to drive full length oo iue reef. At this instant the rolled heavtiy, and her how fell off tbe reef or rosk. Having a pojd head of steam, Wat kins determined to run on a little further for the main reef, wh'ch he knew lay a short distanw alie^d. Up<in Starving, ihe rolled heavily frcm siile to side, and steeled wildly, coming to too much, and striking a second time, lis backed ber off. keep'ug ber stem clear, and a<ain went ahead, running aloDg the reef, delaying his pur pose of beaching her so long aa he bad steam to force aer ahead until he should find a spot otTering tbe beat chaace of saving his pascengers. Of course, time Hew, ?ad thus passed another five minutes, the water up to tbe furnacc a of the port boiler, aud above those of the starboard one ? all the fir' s of the latter out. She still bad steam la the boilers? the engineers and firemen up to their neck* in water In the fire room. A fewhun dred yards ahead we could mt.ke out a small cove, ba jmd'tbe point of the Island, bighted apparently with a sand beach . lbs steamer atill went on, under commtnl ut her helm, the water still gaining above tne pumps, bailing, ke Another five mtuutes, and t,R3 balance of the fires were out. We had about a h?n *red yards yet ts go to our cove, which we wure now ner.r'y abreast of. The captain put hia nelm haxd apcrt ami h?aded right on the be vch ? the water along the side continued deep, and the engine tnrned over very slowly. On we went, sounding ten fathorjs, sfr fathoms, and finally she stopped, ber bow within thirty feet of the shore, but so slow waa the mnvtng that no one felt the atop. We had 17 feet all round; ti e boilers had only steam enough left to make some two or t^ree revolutions; after our flrat feeling of gratitude to Almighty God for our delive rsnee from a sudden and feerfnl danger ? frcm the Arctic's fate? we paid tribute in admiration to Watkins Isr his admirable coolness, presence of mind and great ?d*ltieaey, quick thought nnd prompt action. The rvef or rock on w'jich she attack could not, in ray opiaioo, have had mor? than a foot Isbs water on it than the steamer drew, so that a little less draught of water, or a full tide, would have taken liar all citar, It ap pears to me to be a sunken rock or reef, laying off the main reef, which makes out from the northwest point of Qaicara. So far aa can be ascertained, the only injury ia forward, the scarf of stem and keel being the apot. The wood ends here are doabtlaaa stove in Watkins baa bad large pumps constructed, being of course unable t<> work any of th?-e attached to tne <-agins by ab-am. He got a sail around tbe hows, but aa yet hag been unable to cot it under her, from her taking in the ?nnd. East ught he tried hia full force of pumps, those h* had cob steaeted, .together with that worked by the -'donkey" en gine, for which there is a nepirate boiler. The result showed that the rise of tbe water with the tide waa only one half of the rise whe.i no pumps were employed. Hence by discharging double the quantity of water he ia now abls to do, be can free her entirely, float her and secure tbe sail under her bottom properly ?all this he proposes to do. also the construction of a coffer dam, which will perhaps enable him to plug up uad copper ovsr the bole. Thus the chances are good for hia saving the ship. He certainly will lsave no atone un tamed. I cannot omit to ment:on the perfect behavior of the passengers in all respect" The discipline quietly but effectively ma intai ned from the fi rat moment of p?ril, witb the prompt measurea taken, inspired general confi dence. No apparent alarm, no rush, no rises? all stool ready to obey orders, and moved and acted as directed. The women were the truest of the true, and set an ex ample worthy to be remembered and followed The de cided and unhesitating eourse pnransd by Watkins, laefced by Mr. Aspitwall, to savs tb- pwsengera even from the chance of peril, at any float to their own and tbe company's Interest, bas won for both the kin lost feelings from all bands. Passengers leave tbe ahip mast agreeably, feeling how truly tboee under wbeee charge (bay placed them-elvea have done their whole duty. AM. AN Mcl.ANE. Financial Affaire In San Kranrlaro. (Kromthe Placer limes. April 17 J The *team*r of to la*. though wo>*!nt delayed ho yoad h?r regular period of (ailing, will probably Uk? orward a much >m?Uer amount of treasure than our ?Htm Irltiili may c<m?i<ler they hare a right to ex pect. It U f?U known that min n< operation* have for jIS? i ? w?-ek? been very lucoweetullr proee"<it4?d. f?iu ? !?. ?.?? unil'r ?r linarjr eireuraitancM woul 1 1 "Mproent* ea>twarl would ??< Urge. But notwiUMtanding that the amount of (oM recently tinea oat hae been perhap. ?. ?rea- a. during any orre. pop.lln* panod Mnce the comm-ncem-nt of m n.ng in California, the mean* of trannfornng the arodu rt to tht hand* of dealer* have usver been ?o inaleiuate ?< at nreaent. The miner* cannot ?dl their du.t, .in-e th*r* M no coin with which to purchase, ml th?y cion-t g*t tt coined on their own account. a? the pr#?nt la the an nnal period of *uiipen*ioa of mcb labor on the p*rt of the mint. In another new of tta* c??e, a larger than neual nhipm?nt migat he looked for. Freight rn->n?y moo* would, unler ordinary clrcunntauc ??, ereatly ? well the amount. Seventeen Atlantic port ?eaeel?, within the week, neceenarlly call for a heavy n i ra in the way of freight cnargee: butthe lighta*** of th> m >n-y market, and the dllflculty even of hypothecating b iW of lading, moat materially Ween the eua which will go forward. Theee eircamatanoei and the quoted ra'ei of nj-xt loading article! nhould be a ?ufllciont explanation to oar JOartern friend* why it U that oar ahipaixnU of gslJ arc not bo heavy a* at former poriodi. Bat nm of the caunei nam-td ihoald do more than niplaln the reaeon of amali ?hipment* of troaanre. They okoald anil attention to the over bnrtheaod condition of ?ar market, and the folly of thruating on a population gt ft It w hundred thousand a quantity of merchandlw loffieiaat for the want* of a million of p*epte tor an en tire jwr. V.e have pf**B adwted to the insane practice in dulged by Fa stern shippers, of sending large iuvoi -es of article* to thin nmrart ?u the reception 01 intelligence that such article* are pay ng a profit. Without ex ception, inch adven'ures have unifjrialy been disas trous. In c<> otber market in the world, perhaps, can speculators so readily approximate to the extras of stoc.s ns In this. All Cavom'a. to siy nothing of the a.'jactnt Territories, 141 supplied through San Francirco, acd 'he careful speculator keeps .-oastaat ]y in Titw the extent of supplies of particular arti clef of trade. Witu Uiia knowledge he frequently tnttrs tte market, and, by julicioua action, obtain* con trol of certain article* tr ciaates of goo<lM. ah a conse quence, the market value ot such goods advances. A rpeculative movement taken place, and be, with hia as sociates, reaps a r'.ch reward. Intelligence of the ad vance reaches th? East, and thereupon is shipped for California consignment after consignment of similar merchandise. The tesult can or should be easily fore t-een The poods arrive, and ibe first instalment "knocks the market,"' as the saying is, ana prices #? down below home coat. Such was the cause ot the ruinous losses incurred cn flour in 1B53 and 1B54. and such was the cause of the low prices of na'ls, of candle*, and of re fined sugars at the present moment. From $44 per bbl., flour, in 1853, speedily fell to $12; and within a fsw weeks we find nail* declining nearly 50 per cent; adaniin tine candles falling froui 6t< :enta to cents, and crushed sugar Irom -1,S cento to cents p?*r pound. We .-elect these as strising instances, but we migBt car ry out illustrations ot tbe *ind embracing a great T*rie ty o.' article*, of equal importance, in view of tho amount of capital required to be invetted in them. Such revu'sions cannot fail of being ruinous to shippers, vet shippers will per?ist in their course. n itwitastana ing all tlie warnings they receive fr. m this hide. 1*1 it be but intimated that an article is paying a profit, and instead of a lew consignments to meet our limited wants, they .-end ui cargoes. At the present time we verily believe we have a sufli cit nc v of almost every article of trade to supply our warts for two years to come; yet trade is so dull and money so scarce that the highest ambition of tbe reci pients of poods see&s to be to Bcrape together a suffi ciency of funds to meet freight charges? nn goods, too, that are destined to go into store, without any im mediate prospect of being sold, even at a moderate i-acri lice. By the way, we would nay to our Boston friends, looi out for the boot and shoe trade. Two New State*. [From the tan Francisco Herald, April 1T.J On tbe 4th of this mentb, a bill was introduced in the Asstmbly, by Mr. Douglas, of San Joaquin county, which contemplates tbe division of California into three States. In the first section of the bill tbe territory of the State is materially enlarged by taking a hberal slice from the Territory of litah, and a moderate one from New Mexico. Instead of commencing the eastern boundary of the State at the intersection of too 4 2d degree of north latitude, with the VAth degree of longitude, and running down, on that degree of longitude to the 39th parallel or north latitude, thence south easterly, to the intersection of the Colorado with the 3f>th degree of north latitude, as at present, it is initiated at tbe intersection of the 42d degree' of north latitude with the llt'th degree of longi tude, and a straight south easterly line Is thence drawn to the presi.-nt established point on the Colorado. By this alteration in the eastern boundary, a very respect able batch of territory is created, out of which to carve the three proposed States. The northernmost State? the State of Shasta? is form ed by running a line due east from the Pacific ocean, at the mouth ot Maron's river, in Mendocino county, to the eastern boundary, which it will intersect at about 170 miles east of the present line, and about 100 miles east of Careen Lake. The State of California will lie south of tills line and north of one run as follows Commencing on the J'aciGc coast, at the mouth ot tbe Pajaro rivei, in Santa Cruz county, striking the 37th degree of north la titude at the summit ot the Coast Range, and prolonged, due east, on that parallel of latitude, to the summit of the Sierra Nevada ; thence, horth east, to the south-east corner of the State ol Shasta All south of this line is to foim the State of Colorado, and which is nearly as large as the other two combined. The lice between the States of Shasta and California, ?ive one-third of Mendocino county vo Shasta ? liviJts olusi county nearly in the middle? gives the south-west corner of Butte county, and, probably, Bid well along with it, to California? and places the north-ea<t township of 1 uba and half of Sierra in Shasta. The line be tween the Cjtates of California and Colo; ado lops olf small slices from the small counties of Santa Cruz and Santa Clara, and gives them to Colorado ? gives almost tbe whole of Toolumne, two thirds of Mariposa, anl a decent slip of Tulare, to Califoicla. California also falls heir to tbe far famed Carson Valley, as also to Carscn l ake. Walker's Lake, and Lake Bigler The cit'es of Sun Francisco, Sacramento, Sto-kton, Marysvilte, Nevada, Dowmevllle, Sonora, San Jose, and several other towns of importance, will be included within tbe limits of Cali fornia. The line between Shasta and California will run very close to Monroeville, iu Colusi, and Bidweii, in But te; and, at pre.-ent, it is difficult to determine to which State tliey wtvjld legitimately belong. Here we liave three very handsomely c%rve.l out States ?Shasta, California and Colorado? at any rate, they look very handsome, an well us cozy and comfortable, on the map. Whether their creation will coincide with public opinion id another all'air. We, who are left iu California, have nothing to complain of on sectional giounds; and. if the proposed Stale- of Shatta anl Colo rado, can make up th=lr minds to be contested wita their ref pec tive allotments, we can see no g >od reason why we should be wrathy. The California Aiitl?Gambllng Ltw. Ibe following is tbe bill to suppress gttaihling ia Cj.li. foruia. which had passed both branches of the legisla ture, a ill (niy awaits the h gnature of the Governor to become a law : ? Section 1. Every person who shall open or cause to be opened, any fuming bans or game of chance, the whole or part of which belongs to him, la any house or other place whutsocver, whether the paid house or place t>e owned or uiually occupied bv esid person or not. and lifcewice every ptr^on who shall deal for. or otnerwi'e I ctudijct.. or ags'St in conducting; the alTairi of such bank or gamfl, and als* every person who ohall p?rcoit such back or game to be opened in any hou?3 aader h'S con trol. may be prosecuted by indictment by the Gran.l Jury of the county In which the offence ?hail have been committed, or before any Justice of the 1'ea-e, or Rejor tier's court of said county, and on conviet'on, upon evi dence of one or more credible witnegseg. shall l>e fined in a cum not exceeding five hundred dollars, nor . than one bundled dollars for the first offence, and double g?cb amount tor each subsequent onence; and in til cases, the house or place in Which said illegal gaming is car ried on or held, except it to done without toe know ledge of tiio owner thereof, shall be held liable for the tires impoi ed on persons for such illegal gaming within tlte game. Sec. 2. The owner, tenant, or occupant of any house or building in which money or goaus shall have b*ten lOFt by gum ng, with the knowledge or consent of such owner, occupunt or tenant, shall on conviction theieof be tineii not exceeding live hundred dollar? . nor leg* thau one hundred dollars for the first olfence, and double euch amount for each subsequent ottence. Pec. i>. AU notes, bill*, bonds, mortgages or other se curities or conveyances whatever, in which the whole or any part of tlfe consideration shall ha for any money or gocds won by gaming or playing at cards, dice or any oth r frame whatever, or by betting on the sides or hanus of any perton gsming, or fcr reimbursing or repaying any money knowingly lent or advanced for gaming or betting, or lent aua advanced at the timo and place of such gaming or bett ng, shall be void and of no edict as between tbe pertl's to the same, and us to all persons, except such as shall hold or claim under them in good faith, and without aotice of the illegality of the con siceration of such contract or conveyance. fee. 4. It shall be. and U bfTeby, made the duty of all District Attorneys to prosecute all offenses agniust this act, and to mate quarterly reports to tbe Courts of Sessions, or Board* of Supervisors of the county in which such prosecution was had, of tbe names of al". per^ons^ who shall have been convicted under the provision of this act during the preceding quarter, together with the amount of all tines so imposed aid collected (ram each person so ronvtcted. fee. 5. The District Courts, Court of Sessluns, Justices of tbe Peace, and Recorders' Courts, in the several coun ties of this State, shall have full and complete jurisdic tion over all cases arising under the provisions of this act, and it shall be the duty of the Courts of Sessions to give this law in charge to tbe grand jury, wbose duty it shall be to inquire into and present all cases of a vio lation of this law : Provided that nothing in this act shall ' be construed to include the games of billiards and tea pins. Sec. 6. One-fourth o' all fines collected under the pro visions of this act shall go to the District Attorney, on*. fourth shall be paid into the treasury of the county where tbe offence was committed ; and tbe remainder shall be equally divided among the varlons orphan asylums in counties where such asylums exist, and where there are no such asylums, shall go into tbe general sjkool fund of tbe county. Sec. 7. An act entitled "An act to license gaming," approved March 14, lb61 , ana an act to amend the third section of sn act entitled "An act to license g;tm ng, "' approved April 29, 1*41, are ber?bv repealed Sec. 8. This act shall take effect and b? in force in thirty days after its passage: Provided that no license referred to in section 7 of this act shall be issued aft?r the passage of this act. Another Itampedt from the State Prison? Klgnt convict* Kscaperf. [From the San Francisco Alta California, April 17.] On Sunday last there was a rumor current round torn to the effect that an escape had been attempted hy fie convicts at the Slate prison, which proved eminently successful. Thi" was vtriSed yesterday, when it turned out tnat some eight persons in all bad escaped. It ap p*ars that the slTair took place, not at Point St. i?n t.n. tbe regular head quarters of the prisoners, bu" at Marin Island, a short distance from the Point, whither tbe men are frequently sent to quarry stone. It seem* that those convicts so employed on this island, :n order to save the trouble an l risk of transportation, are con fined at night on hoard of an old bulk, which is haule-1 up high and dry on the beach. On Thursday night, whicn was int 'ssely dark, anl during tbe prevalence of a wild and heavy rain storm, when the guard were not on deck, (and it is strong matter of doubt where they actually did keep thrmMlvei,) the pr.soners eonrtnei beneath tbe hatches succeeded In catting a hole in the deck and thence making their way to tbe ground, | got over to the opposite side of tbe island Here j they succeeded in -ecuring the large boat used for com monication with the raa!n lan I, and having taken another boat moored close to the landing, set o!T on their wild fligbt for ssfety. | They hail a very fair start, as the escaoe from the j hulk was not discovered until morning by its watchful | custodians, who even then, lrom their boat being taken, , were not able to commanlsate with the main land. I F.ventually one of the party swam arrow and pave the I alarm, when a pursuit commenced which brougnt about I nothing, for up to the present tlms tbe pursuers have failed to report success. rbs following is a list of those escaosd and the crimes for which they wsre incarcerated ? Jack Bo wen, horn in Khode IsUnd, and convicted In this city of highway robbery. Sailor bv trade, 2ft ysars of sgs, 4 feet ftK incbss In height, dark complexion black e/ti sad hair, a cruoiflx and U. 8. Bag punctured on Jta?'left leg, blue spots on each Mm, with put of an a nfflor and chain, scarred across each eye brow and fore head and across right ear. Sentenced for 20 jeors .Ino. R Hammond, born in Pennsylvania, convicted in Yuba county, of hig'way robt?ry, iu March, 1? >5. A sailor, 28)earsct age, 6 feet i l>t InebM ltrl|bt, fair ccmplexlou, hazel tyee and auburn hair. A coat of aim.-, Il'ghlan'er, crucifix, and ship, on tbe rlgbi arm. monunent, woman, and larg- tree. on the loft and a full riggrrt sliip <n h>u breast Sentenced for four years. L. A. Dray, born in Ohio, convicted in Stiasta county, in JIarch, 18f6, and sentenced for two year*. Twnty lbree year* of age, 5 leet t>>4 inches high, dark complex i n rye? and bair, and scarred on the right arm. Janus Smith. convicted of gTand larceny in .Sacramen to, in September, 1851, ana sentenced for two year*. Made bin ? scape in January, 1862, and retaken in Feb ruary, 18S4. Barret C. fc-mitb, torn in Ireland, and convicted of grand larceny, in Trinity county. Twenty "even years of age, 5 feet 8 inches in height, dark complexion, eyes and tiair. Scarred on tbe forehead and on tbe left arm. ?enWnce1 for three years. Jobn W. Kelly, born in Ireland, convicted in Placer county in December, 1K!>2, of granl larceny, and sen lenced for time years. Is a sailor, '.'0 years old, 5 feet 5 inches bigh, light complexion, gray eves and auburn hair; Goadesa of Liberty and letters I. R. punctured on tbe. rigbt arm. Ceo Wright, born in England, convicted of highway robbery in San Franr.iaco, August, 1853, and sentenced for ten years. Twenty one years of age. 5 feet flinches bigh, lair comp'exion, dark eyes and nair, and white spot under the pupil of the left eye. John Campbell, born in Germany, convict el in San Francisco, liarcb, 1S53, of embezzlement, and sentenced for five j ears and three months. Twenty- seven year* of age, 6 feet 7 inches in height, light complexion and liau, black eyes, lost one front tooth. Th? Chinese In t'alllbmla. [From the Alt#. California, April 10.] What disposition is to be made of tbe Chinese in Cali fornia is a question to which as many dilTerent answers have been given as there are people who have given any opinion at all on the matter, Several bills bave be?.n introduced into the Legislature, all recognizing the idea that in tone parts of the country where tbey are nu merously domiciled, they are a nuisance. It in felt here in San Jrascisco tbat the gieat majority of our Chinese population are intolerably offensive. Their h.ibita and morals are beastly and vile, and those neighborhoods most thickly peopled with them are revolting to the semes. Our people here generally regard them as afonl sore, and would be glad if some means could be devised to prevent any more ot the class preponderating in the city from coming hither, Hie interest of San Francisco, however, requires that the class of Chinese wbo come here to mine should be allowed to come at pleasure. Tbe Chinese wbo dig will dig out gold, and that gold will, some of it, get into circulation here. The Chinese dig gers mast have food and mining utensils, and will in create trade in San Francisco, and so far their pretence in tbe country it) to be desired, liut the very class tbat the San Francisco people are most willing to bave in the country are most obnoxious to the American miner: lliey do not rare whether the Chinese who are at work are industrious and frugal or not. They look upon them aB tfieir interiors, and want them out of the way. Though the Asiatics give way before the Americans, and only work claims that tbe Utter refuse, it is evident that they are working out claims tbat tbey would toon be glad to get. If the Chinese are allowed to work only second class claims, it is plain that when the tirst class bad been worked out, thene would be tbe best left, and would be desirable (or the American miners. Wheth-r this is the ieas< n of the hostility to them or not we do not (ay, but tbe fact is staring us In the face that there is a bitter and growing hostility among tbe American miners towaros the Chinese. In come localities they are holding meetings, and voting to expel tbem, ami the resolutions passed on such occasions are pretty sure to be carried into effect. The consequence of driving them out of one camp is an increase of them in another, so tbat the aggregate evil is not diminished. The result will probably be, if tbe immigration continues, that tbe j.oor creatuies will be driven from one camp tc another, find no ieBtand no jeace. The common mind of the miners is against them, and no law and no teaching can cboEge them. Tbe Chinese must sooner or later give up their mining operation*, for Americans will not tolerate them long. It is tbe duly of cur legislators, therefore, to shape their action in reference to tbe state of feeling actually existing in the mines relative to the Chinese. It is better to take tucb measures now as will obviate any difficulty, than to neglect all action till the evil becomes so great that the people in tbe interior resort to violence to drive out the Oriental intruders. Tbe plan of Mr. F'iint of this city, is, to prohibit their working in tbe mines at all on their own account, but to allow tbem to work for others as hireling.-, or coolies, as tbey best may. He would bave them drawn out of the mines, though not out ot the country. He believes tbeir Ubor might be made available and useful in agricultural pursuits, and tbat. If tbey are excluded from the mines they could be employed to great advantage in tbe culture ot the cane, cotion and rice, rhia would bo all very well were there cot greater and concomitant evils greatly overbear ing and exceeding the advantages. Our objections to this plan, however, we have etated before and we need not repeat them now. His objeetion to theChiiese, that they are committing great waste in tbe mines, is. however, utterly groundless. They com mit no greater waste than one half of the Americans. Many of the latter pay no regard to anything but the t! ay. They desire to make as much as poi-sibfe to day, no matter if to morrow they find tbat their waste of the dsy before was ?uch, that bad they avoided it, they would have been much better off. "The truth is, the t hinere commit no more waste than other people, and Mr. Flint must abandon this idea as an argument in favor of his plan, or the miners, who understand their own habits and those of the Chinese better than he does, will laugh at him. The best way is to discourage Chinese immigration, and we know of no better way of doing this than by imposing a commutation tax upon them aa they airive, This tax. if heavy enough, will en tirely keep out tbe worst class of Chinamen, and will discourage the general importation of the commodity; ana as those here are leaving an fast as they make mcney enough to justify their return homewards, if we stop further immigration the evil will be gradually and ?urely done aw&y, and no hardship or violence will re sult from It. The Mind . THE KERN RIVER MINES. Since our list iisue. Bays the San Diego HeralK a number of citizens b<xve returned from the newly dis covered mines, and all confirm the information we have heretofore given uf the fact of gold being found. A ma jority ot those who have returned are ao well satisfied with what tbey bare seen, that they are fitting them selves out with the necessary mining implements and provisions, and intend immediately returning. A few ethers, who weie not bo well satisiied in regard to the productive nets of the mine* i.t the point now worked, are still so sanguine that rich pincers are to be found in the same rang* of mountains, but further south, that they fitted out with a month's provisions and started ! ou; on Tuescay, March 27. for the purpose of thorourfiiy prospecting th? range of mountains as far south asihe Mate line. Severn! men came in from the newly dis covered gold mines on jesterday, April 4. They report that those at work an* barely making day wages. A party of two men, by bard work, took out forty dollars in ten days. The following i? from tbelx>* Angeles Star, of the 14t> inst , which la the latest dates received:? Several persons have recently arrived from the Kern River mines, and some of them will return after furnish ing themselves with the requisite necessaries. One of our acquaintances aaya mime of the claims which, at the beginning, prospected very rich, have entirely given out, and oth< rs are improving in richness He informs ua that Mr. Caihcun has a fine elaim, paying $8 to the man per day. Mr. Palmer ban another, from which he is realizing <10 p?r day; and Mr. Moore from $1 to $8 per day to the man. Many others are paying well t? tho?e who work. Two, or even one dolUr p?r day, is far bet ter employment tbnn to come back here and loaf around : our grog phops. The shoulder t*rikers that raado them I selves so conspicuous on the first rush to the diggings . have nearly nil '.ett tor parts unknown. Mr Hereford j left this week with a large stock of goods, for bis stores in the mines, which fact proves the fallacy of the report of there being no gold in that region. MOBE GOLD DISCOVERIES REPORTED. In the valley of tbe Tebacliepy, says the Southern Catifornian. come cistsnce this sice of Kern river, par ties' have la>ely prospected, and find gold in abundance throughout its entire extent, some twenty miles in length by from five to ten in breadth. As we aro in formed. no r.ne locality appears to be richer than an o'ber; but the who'e extent of the valley seems to b? impregnated with the precious metals. ' Whether thij will prove to be a mere superficial aiTair, that will eke uut and exhaust itself, remains to be seen. Of the fact that gold has been found that pays twenty five cents to tte pan, and that, too, not alone in someone favored spot, but everywhere that an examination has been made, admits of no doubt. Should this valley prove to be as rich as anticipated, It will become one of the most attractive portions of tbe min'ng regions, as it is now on account of its great natural attractions, fertility of sail, Ac. Those who have visited tbe valley, universally de scribe it as superior to any tract of country they ever saw, completely abut in by majestic mountains, covered by n luxuriant growth o! the finest bunch grass, which in the- month of January was over two feet high, and watered by streams of the nurest water; a Hording un surpassed attractions to settleri, many jf whom hare already established themselves and are making improve mente with tbe design of permanently remaining there. THE GADSDEN PURCHASE ? Till SILVER MINI A VAIMTRI. By a gentleman just arrived, says the Southern Cali fornian, from the Gadsden Purchase, we have received Information of tbe party wbo left here some months ?once, under the direction of Mr. Hackett, formerly of this city, for the purpose of taking possession of a rumortd silver mine situated in the new territory. The mine or mines have been known as the Planchas <1e Plata. It will be recollected that on their way the party made a discovery of a very rich copp?r and gold mine", some hundred miles the other side of the Colorado, and a portion of tbe expedition with Mr. Sacked remained, w)<lle the balance went on to the ailver mine. The gen tleman al>ove referred to has been residing for a year pset in the vicinity of these mines, having purnhased and stoeked a ranch which had been formerly destroyed and di-sertert in consequence of the hostility af the apaches. He says that the silver mine is a failure. Extensive explorations have been made, and numerous shafts discovered, showing that formerly mining had been carried on to a gresf. extent, but has been long since deserted. Silver nndonbtedly exists, but not in

sufficient qusrtities to make it lucrative, at tbe present t>me, especially when every difficulty has to be encoun tered in the way oi hostile savages, scarcity and great expense of obtaining the necessaries of life, want of a<l. quate means of transportation, etc. After a short stay , therefore, tbe party retraced their steps to the Coppermine. This our informant represents to be very rich and valuable. Political Intelligence. Both branches ot the legislature had fixed upon the 80th April as the time for adjournment. There bad been some rumors touching a revival of the senatorial ques tion, bu it was not very probab'e that this vexed mat ter could be brought np again. The legislature had passed an anti gambling law. It Is venr stringent I ,n its provisions, and mast effectually cleee all the gam bling home* Id the State. Mr. Douglaa'a bill for divi ding California into three rttatei ? Shasta, California and Color aca- waa is the hands of a committee; but divi sion cm. not t?ke place tbia year Lleeli*DK for aupervinorH bad been held at Colon} t D'amcnd Springs. an>l Placerville, whlcn had remitted iu Know Nothing victories. Brsnotea of "Freedom's 1'lialanx'* have been orj'ai izcd iu oltterent sections ol the State This is a secret organitation, Ces'gned to operate against the Know No th)D|S. A KNOW SOT II I NO MOVE IK TUB LKOISLAI IRK. A bill bad been introouceo in the legislature to pre vent any but native born citizens being either jungea or inspectors of election!!. A motion was ma<!e, however, to strike out tint words "native bora," which was car ried Id the Assembly by the following vote: ? Avss? Aniyx, Athley, Baker, Heattv ftofardus, RoWs, Cory, Clayton, Coombs, Covarrubias, Conniopbauol Siorra, Ferrell. Flonrnev, Foster (javer (idler, Greaves, llr.nt, kiiiMv, McCutcban, Murdnck, Qninn, 8t<>ven?, Stevenson, Single'y, Smith of llarin, Vineyard, Watkins, Waite, Wells No?s? Andrews, A<?kitoii, Eouabty, Ferinsan, Qnyhrtl, Oct-er. C-npn, liosmer, Joiif. Keys, Lineolu, McCurdv, Melius, Meredith, Moreland, Oxley, PHelpt, Howe, Ryhiml, Taliaferro , l< ixteprsfT. Mr. Speaker ? 22. The dtmociata in the minority are in Italics. ttlece 1 1m neons . Arrival of Cijppkb Ships. ? On the 12th April six cl'p per iliips ortived at Sun Franoisco, as follows:? ship S?a Nymph, Fraser, 148 days from New York, ship Sunny touth. Gregory, 144 days from N.York ;ahip Charmer. I.u cas, 114 days from Boston: aliip Saracen, berry, 14f> t.'uys trom BosUn. tliip ('banning Jolinson, 138 daja from New York; ship Mornirg I.ighi, Knight, 115 days from New Yoik. A Romanoff in San Francisco ? <"onslderable interest w*s excited yesterday by the circulation of a report that the eldest sen of the late Czar Nicholas? a wild and wayward youth ? was in San FTanciaco, and would immo diately embark for the imperial court of Ruania, with the view of assuming the Imperial crewn hy the right of succession. It was furthir related that the Mail Steamship Company had extended to the imperial heir a free ticket to New York. The story formed a geoertl topic of conversation at the street corners, ani gained many creditors. Ibe absurdity of the story la apparent, when It is considered that the age of the Emperor Nich olas at the lime of hla death was not less than sixty years; that he waa married at the age of twenty one, and that Alexander, the heir apparent, la n?arly thirty eight yeara of age. It is possible that among the world's representatives in California may be fonnd a member of the Romanoff family, but it Is quite improbable that the eldeet son of all the Russia* would be allowed so far from home.? San Francisco Herald, April 14. Marriages, Btrtbe, and Deaths. KABR1XD. In San Francisco, Samuel C. Bigelow and Adelaide W. Bowman. In (ran Francisco, hy the Rev. Mr. Gallagher, Mo-es A. McLaogblin to Mrs. Elizabeth J. Reed. In San Francisco, bj the Rev. Father Ingoldsby, Mr. Win. Fahey to Mizs Margaret Sullivan. In Souora, by the Rev. 8. Harmon, Dr. T. Thompson, late of St. Louie, Mo , to Mils Kate York, late of Buffa lo, N Y. In Columbia, by the Rev. E. B. I.ockley, Dr. Augustus Csmpbell to Miss Mary A. Snyder. In San Francisco, by the Rev. Mr. Gallagher, at St. Mary's Cathedral, Mr. Patrick Gibhs, of Boston, to Mats Catherine Mnrphy, of New York. In San Francisco, April 10, by the Rev. Mr. William son, Mr. Samuel Snapper to Mrs. Harriet Wright. In Oregon* March 18, Dr. E II. Cleavelanil to Mrs. Ma nila Fonseman, all of Jackson. At Amity, Yamhill county, Oregon, April 1, Mr. John Loosley, to Mrtt. Lucy Bull'um. In Oregon, March 4 , Hon. C. P. Crandall to Miss Eliza A. Dunbar. In Oregon, March 29, Mr. James M. Cornwall to Mies Mary Tucker, both of Washington county. Near Burt's ferry, March 16, bv the Rev. Mr. Cole, Mr Hiram Holcc to Mrs. Elizabeth Winkell, both of Hamil ton, Butte county. BIRTHS. At Fort Point, the wife of S J. Ashley, of a son. On April 10, the wife of Mr. Joteph Newbaur, ot a son. In Columbia, March 24, the wile of M. Courtright, of a son. In Shasta, March 23, the wife of Thos. J. Flynn, of a daughter. At Cotton woo 3, Shasta county, April 3, Mrs. W. Lean, of a son At Whiskey Creek, Shasta county, April 4, Mrs. E. Dickerson, of a son. DUD. In San Francisco, Mrs. Ellen J. Hulbert, wife of H. I'. Hnlbert, Esq., a native of Clinton county, Ky., aged 27 years. At Oak Spring Ferry, Capt. Wm. Graham, aged 48 years, ft native of Nova Scotia, recently from Texas. In Columbia. April 5tb, John I'eaboJy, o! Potton, Cana da Fast, aged 26 years. At same place, a dr.ughter of Mrs. Terry, aged 10 years. April titb, on botrd steamer Golden Gate, C. V. Kel lar, of Panama fever, (he having been sick several weeks at Aspinwall,) aged 26 year*, of Tbomastown, Maine. At sea, 2a March, Richard Dolbiu, of New Kork city, boat eteertr of the whalethip James Andrews, of New J Bedford. On beard the (hip Liverpool, Thomas Po'lan, of Hull, Ergland. In San Francisco, April 14, James. second son of Ann H. and Capt. James Ludlow, late of New York, aged 18 years and 5 months. Near Butsville, Yamhill county, Oregon, Marsh 18, Mrs. Flizabeth G?er, aged 47 years. I.ost overboard from brig S. R. Jackson, March 14th, on her pass ape from Honolulu to Columbia River, Adolpb Stelnbofel. anativeof Hanover, Germany. At Los Angelos on Thursday, April 5th, of hemorrhage of ilte lungi. Major Robert Bernard, a member of the San Francisco Bar, aged 37 >eara In San Franciaco, Mrs. Margaret Murry, a native of Ireland. In San Francisco, of consumption. Mrs. Antonia Lea n drtz, a native of Marat lan, aged 43 years. In San Francisco, Mr. James Castello, a native of Ire land, late of Oregon, aged 25 years. In San Francisco, on the 14th mst., of fever, J. T. La raise, a native of France, aged 26 years. In San Francisco, of inflammation of the bowela, G. Belleziere, a native of France, aged 28 years. Markets. Sax FRAXnsro, April 16 ? Tbe business of the we?k opens with a fair jobb'ng trade? belter than we have witnessed for some day* past ? but prices are ruin ously low. little or no inquiry exists for goods in the bands of contigners, and the Tast bulk of tue merchan dise now unlading will necessarily pass into store. Floi h.? An eflort has been in progress for a few days past, among large holders, to concentrate action so as to ship from their supplies about 40,000 bbls. to Liverpool, foi the purpose of relieving the market; bnt up to this evening rotbmg definite has been concluded on, parties not being able to agrte as to the proportion each should furnish. We hear of no sales to-day beyond jobbing parcels, though in this department of tne business there Kcems some improvement. We note 150 qr. sks. Sierra Ntvsda at $9; 160 co. Magnolia at (9; loo do 8a-ta Clara at $8 50; 225 do. Golden Gate at $10; 450 do. Ash !ey snd Golden Cate self-rising a4 $12 psr 200 lbs., and 100 bbls. Haxall at $14 per bfcl ; also, 1,800 lbe. Golden Gate buckwheat Hour, and 100 eighth sacks Magnolia do. do. at 9c. per IK; also, 100 eighth sks. Magnolia corn meal at 5c. per lb. Barmy.? Saia to-day of 700 sks. California at $1 40 per 1C0 lbs., and on Saturday 800 do do. at l,'?c- per lb. Oatk. ? Pale of 4C sks. California at 2c. per lb. Corn ? Jobbing sale of 200 sks. very choice California, frrm Western seed, at 2)ic. per lb. Bvckwhkat. ? Sale of 40 sacks California, at 3c. per !b Buss. ? Sale of 20 sacks large California white, at Sc. per lb. Bran ? Sale of 250 sacks domestic, at Jfc. per lb. Potatoes.? Sales of 500 bags fair quality, at buc. per tag. 1C0 oo good, at 75c. per do. ; and 258 do., very cb?ice, in lots, at $1 per do.; also 50 bags sweet, at 6c. per lb. SkgaRs ?Sale of 75,000 Havana, on private terms. CandU? ?Sales of 1,225 bxs adamantine, and 100 do. sperm, on private terms. Rick. ? Salei 400 mats China No. 1, at 7c per lb. Oystt.rs ? Sa'e of 100 doz. l.'oston, ex. Breton Light, on private terms. Alx.? Sale of 600 hbds. Burton's, on private terms. Bcttkr.? Ssle of 43 firkin* very choice, at 40c. per lb. Pork ? Sale of 30 bbls. m<es, at about $10 per bbl. Nails ? Sales of 1.0(0 kegs, in two lots, on private terms. Ckjiett ? Sale of 176 bbls., at about $5 per bbl. Blasting Powder.? I Sale of 400 kegs, cn private terms. Dry Gonrm.? Sales of 250 bales 30- inch Brown drills, tx. Reindeer, part before arrival, on private terms. SroAR.? Sale of 200 bbls. F.ast Boston cruxheJ, at vfic. per lb. Kcwi from Oregon. We have advices from Portland, 0. T., and Olympia, W T. , to April 7. At the election for municipal officers In Portland, April 2d, the whole Know Nothing ticket was *ue<essful by an average of 1C0. Mr Vaughen, the Mayor elect, was absent from the city at the time and had been for two tconths previous. Messrs. Charles F. Johnson & Co. have commenced th? construction of a telegraph line to connect Portland with Sacramento. They havn set up a portion of Ue posts leading out of l'ortland to Corvalli*. and intend to eoatsaae tb? line down sooth to Vreka in California, where K eill meet the line In process of conntruttion frrm -aTtmentn The Orrg-mian ?ay? tne contractors ? ill pnah the work forward to a speedy completion. The I emoeratic Territorial Convention was to meet at Salem oa the 11th of April, to nominate a delegate to Congress. All tbe counties had appointed delegates to the convention, fifty one of whom were Instructed to vote for (ieneril Joseph I-ane. tbe pre-ent incumbent; eight for Judge O. C. I'ratt, and two lor Dr. Drew. Gen. Lene would undoubtedly receive the nomination. The Whig Territorial Convention for the nomination of a delegate to Congress, was to have been bel<l in C>r vallls on tbe 18th of April. HEWS FROH THE S45DWICB IHLUDS. Progress of the Sailor*' Home? Departure of Dlatlngnlahed Ofllolals for tbe United States ?A Kecoprlclty Treaty Hoped for? Preeen tatlona atConrt? A Timely Rescue- Loyalty to the King, Our files from the Sandwich Islands are to the 2d of April. The trustee* of the Honolulu Sailors' Home have held leveral meetings, and made the necessary arrangements for inviting builders and contractors to forward tbeir proposals for erecting a building, about sixty feet on Merchant street, and forty-four feot on Betbel street. Tills building Is to be three staries high, with verandah* la front and rear. The Honolulu Argun, of March 1ft, has the following notices of departures from the island ? We learn with sincere and deep regret, that the Hea. W. L. Lee, ChaaeeUor of tbe Kingdom, and Chief Jnstioe of tli* Supreme Ob urt, leaves for tbe United State# by ibe next vessel tor Pan rranciaco Oar r*gret2-lei it be tm'eratcoi; ? is not that be at ant baa an opportunity to i it-vim bit native land, and to recruit by esange of cli mate, travel and relaxation, a constttuVnn sadly impair ed by years of labor a* arduous a* Incessant O-ir re | (itet i* telfi>b t?e regret his absence from tbe Coutcil I or wtat?, nherrhia ?i?<'om, ean'lor no I too erition hxve I t*< a toour lit'ie na'ion wba' the "pillar of clmdbydiy , ?n<) fire by night" wer? toth? Israelites during the exo ! dus kr. Lee bas been appointed Envoy Extraordinary j ami Jim bat 'ait or Plenipotentiary to the United states pcveinmtnt, If ib?r*i in a man among us qualified by h * knowledge and integrity to represent thi* country abroad with utelu!ne.-a and honor, that man Is W L. )*e. We bave ?s yet no ground to hope, bat moat a*, rnrfdly we wish ibat Mr. l<ee may negotiate a commer cial reciprocity treaty, similar to that between the United States and the British Provinces. Me learn also that W. C. I'arke, Esq , Mar-hal of the Hawaiian Islaads, leaves ns in a fur days for Boston, ?nd will be absent alrout Ave months And we are in foimed that lis Majet-ty, in privy council, ha* author ized Mr. }'. to appoint H. 9. Swinton, E?q . as Deputy Marshal, during his absence. i-slu'ec were exchanged on tbe 12th of March between 11. B M'h. ship Lido aod tbe fort on shore. Ibe Honolulu Argut, of March 22 contains advice 0 members of the Legislature then about to assemble. It says:? Let tbe port of Hilo bs made a* free and open as ?re the ports of Honolulu and Lahalnv Why slion'd here tea distinction? Will not sectional jealousy give way to pablic spirit and the necessity of improving every advantage? " lialf a loaf is better than no brear ," and if 3* cannot it duce all the shipping ts come here. p*r nr it those who prefer to go to Hilo all the facilities of recruiting, shipping men, and completing their business, that tbey would enjoy in Honolulu or Lahaioa. At a court held on Wednesday, March 21, the King re ceived tb? Commissioner of tbe t'nited States, who pre srnted the officer* of the United States ship Decatur, *l;o-e names follow:? Ifaac T. Sterett, commander; Ed wan. Middleton. A J. I'rate. A. K. Hughes. Thus. S. 1 In !ps, lieutenant*; J. T Taj lor, assistant surgeon: G. W. Morris, passed midshipman: Marshall C Campbell, midshipman. The Commissioner also presented Alfred Motes, Esq , of Pan Francisco. At the tame conrt it pleased Hi* Majesty to receive hei Bntann.c Majesty's Consul General who presented tbe officers of H. B. M. ship Dido. Captain Wtite of tbe ship Wm. Thompson, had for. tunately rescued and brought to Labaim, 15 natives, who were b!own off in the sloop Sarah, of Molokai, In a late gale. They had great difficulty in keeping afloat un til itacued, and tbe sloop roon sunk and was lost, after being tak? n in tow by tbe ship. The Polynesian of March 24th, speuiinjf of the popula lanty of the new King, says: ? It would be hard to find, either in exstiag government*, or in the history of those which have existed hitherto, a solitary instance where the suprtme executive, whether Emperor, King or Pre sident, has come to tbe thron* or assumed tbe supreme power by rlectiun. with a popularity equal to Hts Ma jesty, Kamebamena IV. Indeed, we have yet to bear tbe first note of ciaeent, or tbe first murmur of dissatis faction, from sny of His Majesty's subjects. Mr. Miller, United States Consul at Hilo, bad caused the Collector-General of Customs to correct bis statistics of tbe amount of American shipping entered at the Ha waiin port* during tbe past year, rhe Con -ul's account make* it much larger than was shown by the official paper. DIUD. At I.iliue, Kauai, on the iilh of March, of consumption, Dr. Wylie, from Cal foinia, formerly from Indiana, where, we understand, he has a family residing. Kirhard I-olbin, ol New York, boat steeier on the whale ship Jnn.es Andrews, of New Bedford, at sea, on tbe 2d of March, of consumption, the ship being at the tim* near tbe Sandwich Islands, but waa unable to reanb tb?m before hi* burial, owing to weather. In Honolulu, 12th of Mareb, Dr. Page, late ftom Cali fornia, but originally from Boston. In Honolulu, on the 9th of March, Mr. Charles E. Edify, formerly of Ohio, lately of Marysville, California, aged about 20 year*. In Honolulu, of consumption, on the 8th of March, Mr. John Gulirk, who arrived the same day from San Francisco, on board tbe Francis Palmer. Mr. G. was from Benicia, California, and had been sick for about tight months previous to hi* death. In Un<ted States Hospital, Honolulu, on the 6th of March, Mr. Caber, late from California, but originally frim Ireland . At Ibe same place, Mr. George G. Osborne, ef San Jose, California. In Honolulu, February, at City Hospital, Mr. Adolphus Doicb, a native of Germany. INTERESTING FROM THE SOUTH PACIFIC. The Panama Herald of May 1st Hays:? The steamer Ntw Granada arrived In our harbor on Suntiay morninar, 29th of April, from Valparaiso, which port she left on the 9th ef fame month. The New Granada brought papers from Valparaiso to the 9th, and from Callao to the ISth of April, but unfor tunately i?m? mistake has occurred in the delivery of our files. She brings a few passengers, who report that as they passed near Point Mala they saw four men in a tree. The Yaldlvia, which sailed on the same evening tor the South, had instructions to proceed to the place, fire tignsls and seel a boat on shore to endeavor to find the parties. It is almost hoping against hope to expect that these four n>*-n could he of the party of five who wers upset near Taboga on Thursday last. It seems im possible that they could have dritted over 100 miles and in a direst ion contrary to I he current. The stesmer Bolivia, Capt. llenry Wyl*, arrived at Paubnia on the morning of Arrii 21, with U2 passengers, SK',810 tn specie, ami the mails, fiom Valparaiso to 24, from Taci>a to tlia 4th, and from Lima to the 7th of April. cllLE. C0bGRE8H0NAL ELECTIONS? DEMANDS FOH POPrLAR KEFORM? YELLOW FEVER AT ARICt ? MONETARY DRCKEK. The Dfwi from Valparaiso is of but little moment. Tbe Congressional election had resulted in favor of the government, excepting at C'opiapo, where the progress ives had triumphed Frcm Tacna, the advices state that the people are im patient for reforms that they expect of the next Con gress. Tbe abolition of tho duty on bull.on by a recent de cree bas given great satisfaction. A correspondent of the Lima Comercio informs us that the yellow fever bad appeared at Arica, but there had an jet been but few cases. The authorities were exert ing then: selves to secure the suppression of the epidemic in Islsy. PERU. PHKPIT)EJ>TIAL ELECTION AND CANDIDATES? MINING TOE GOLD? POSITION OF GEN. FLOHK8 - LIBERTY OF THE TBESS. Tte only topic of political interest was the approach ing election tor Piesicent and officers of State, which is to take place early in May. There are four candidates ? Generals Csstilla and San Roman, and S3. Ellis and L'reta Castilla and Ellas each assert that they wish to ?ee tbe other elected, but at the same time they secretly exert every influence to prevent tbe event and secure their own return. It Is not expected that the result of tbe election, whatever it may be, will secure the peace of ibe republic. A correspondent says that he lately met at the resi dence of the Provisional l"resident, Ellas, a native of Ol'l Spain, who had been lor some time a practical miner in California, and who had just returned irom a visit to the country of the lnuios Bravos. ''He ia so satisfied with the country, which he says is richer tbau California, that he returns immediately; he is a man worthy of note. There is also a party being organized by a man named J onion, under, it is said, the immediate patron age of Castilla, who aie going to a place called Tambo to proepect." Frcm the public journals we gather that Gen. Flores still remains in Lima, notwithstanding the remon strances of the Ministers ot Ecuador and New Granada; it is said tnat Flores is plotting with some of the par ties in power in Peru for the purpose of forming a eon federation of the republics of Bolivia, Peru and Ecua dor, under the sway of Santa Cruz, Ellas and Flores. A decree extending the liberty of the press has been publiihed. BOLIVIA. PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION ? ADDRESS OP GENERAL SANTA CKCZ? OPPOSITION OF BELZC? FEELING OF THE PEOPLE. From Bolivia we learn that on the 12th of March a decree was issued convoking the electoral colleges tor the nomination of a President to rule in the second con stitution period The address of General Santa Cruz to the nation had just been received from Paris, containing bis political program, ms, which of itself is popular, althnnph he is considered too old a political hack to bear the burthen. Gen. Alcoreza, now Secretary of War, is also a candi date supported by a part of the army. Gen. Balru was attacking Gen. 8anta Crux with gwat vehemence and rancor n tne government papers, and he had issued a decree prohibiting any foreigner* from cr.roing into the country without special permission from tte povernment. The republic remains in a state of comparative peace. General IVzu wai in La Paz; 89 Bustilln and Aguirre, two of flis minister*, bad resigned their portfolios, rhe Pre* dent was adopting active measures to prevent the ettTsnce of General Santa Cruz into the republic, and. accord, ug to Ml Pati'tmi-no, the press and the people generally were much opposed to his coming. AKCEXTINE REPUBLIC. QtTIET IS THE CONFEDERATION? THE INDIANS? RANKING? TWADK OR ROSARIO. i-rom tte Argentine republic dates are received by El Comtri >? to March 6th from Rotarlo, and March 23d from Mendoza. At Buenos Ay res Juan B. Pena had been dismissed from tbe State Secretaryship. The ranf'Oe ation was in a state cf entire tranquillity ?ntcrnaiiy A regiment of dtagr-ons for dafenoe a?ain?t tte Iroians on the frontier in the province of Cordoba has just been created All the nortnern provinces were laboricg :or defence against frontier invasion. Tbe Representative Chamber w?s to assemble on the 2Cd of March to deliberate upon tbe choice of members to fill certain commis?irns. Tbe banking house*, yield ing to the exigences of the mcoetarv crisis, had aftarei the rate of account to 12 per cent per jesr. A celebrated naturalist. M. Bonplaud, ha- been com missioned by the National Assembly to make a thorough geological and ir inera logical exploration of the Argen tine teirlto'y. The port of Posirio was increasing its trade and popu lation very rapidly. BRAZIL AND PARAGUAY. WAR SYMPTOMS? ULTIMATTM OF THE BRAZILIAN AD MIRAL. The latest dates from these republics show that they are cn the eve of war, several demonstrations having, In fact, already been made. I the Brazilian squadron was still in the waters of [ a rsgnsy, and the Admiral had sent his iiWisaJ*!* to the government of that republic. KK.W8 FROfl REW CRA.IADJt. Acrldr-nt on tbe Railway? State or the Depot _??nu ul.y or the V. I. CoiimuI with the Al raliir-A Kintal Murrtrr? K*rttiijuak<? Me. lam-holy I)? owning? -Tin- Officers or the (J. 8, Ship Falmouth at Aiplnwall? Death of an American Lady. B y tbe arrival of tbe Minoi ??, we have flies of Panama and Aspinwall papers to tbe 3d of May. The news is not of mncli interest. Wfcpu crosing tbe Isthmus of Panama tbe passengers of tbe stsam?r were obliged to jump of!' tbe cart into tbe mud, and assist in pushing; tbe train up the grade. It thus took eleven hours to get over. Tbe freight train bad a platform ear attached, with a large number of people upon it. The brake of this oar fell under tbe wheel and threw the oar from the trask, when nearly all tbe peopie were pitched off. They all fell into tbe mnd, and ao tared life and limb. Mr Joha A'pinwall wai one of the number that fell, bat escaped wholly uninjured. Tbe Panama Star of April 28th aaya: ? Every day 'hat we visit the railroad atatiea near this city, we observe Mgns of progress and improvement that contract strongly with the inactivity and want of vitaii ij within tbe city A lar?e wooden building, with a handsome circular roof, which ia to be covered with zinc, baa been ?recte.i over tbe terminus, and is intend ed to form a confeoient passenger landing, as well as a warehouse for goods A new line of rails ha* been laid, branching off id tbe direction of the Company's Hospi al, ami a tiirn-tfthle is nearly completed a Bhort dis tance from 'be station. Aa yet nothing has been done ?o improve tbe road along th? Playa I'rieta. and every day it becomes worse. Ia there any public spirit in Panama? lbs Panama Star of May 1st says:? On Thursday. April 2fi, an American citizen named Richard Turcnt, a colored man died at his lodgings in tbe isrith of Santa Ansa. Information of tbe circnm stance, together with the fact of his having left proper ty and dying intestate, being given to tbe American Cocsel, be immediately proceeded to the house, where be trund that tbe Alcalde of tlie District had taken pos se?si< n of it. and that a woman with whom the deceased lived bad taken away some of thepropertv. The Consul placed bla seal upon all be found upon the premises, and demanded that the mining property should be returned and tbe woman >e arrested for tlie theft; but this was refused tbe Alcalde denied the Consul'a right to inter fere in the matter, and tlie power under the Consular convention, on whic^ tbe Consul acts. On Friday eve ning at a Ute hour the Consul wai served with an erder to appear at tbe Alcalde's Court, to proceed with taking en inventory of the effects of a deceased American, but as be does not admit the Alcalde's right te act in the matter at all, be ('id not pay any attention to it. Ota Sunday be sent to see whether the Contular seals had ben broken open, but bin secretary could not gain ad mission in .o tlie bouse. It is evident that in this matter tbe Alcalde not only exceeds his duty, but acta ia direct opposition to tbe terms of the Consular convention with the United Ftates. On Mature ay April 28, the body of Don Louis Iasso de Vega, an old and highly respected citizen, was found half buried in a waste lot outside tlie gates of Panama, and beexing marks upon it that left no doubt of his having been barbarously murdered. The deceated, who was far advanced in years, and at one time extensively engaged in trade, latterly held an office under the courts, bis duty being to obtain signatures to legal documents. (>n Thursday, be went to the Arabal with five of these papers to perform his duty, and from that time had r ot been seen by bis family or friends. Suspicion strongly rests on two brothers, with whom be had busi ness to transact, and various rumors were in circula tion. It appears that the old gentleman was knocked down by some blunt instrument, his cheek bone being broken, and reveral bruises being observable on his body. Tbe blows were not, however, sufficient to cause death, and it was evident that he had been afterwards Wrangled The alVair cieated a great excitement, as tbe deceased was highly respected. We understand be leaves a large family unprovided for. Two great shocks of earthquake had been felt at Pan ama. Tbe following gentlemen were drowned by the upset ting ol a small sail boat near Taboga on Wednesday, April 25; Mr. J. E. Baker, proprietor of Varandah Hotel, Mr. Robert K. Carter, purser of the U. S. N. Company's steamer Bolivia: Dr. Watson, an American physician, for some time resident in Taboga; a German physician, name unknown. an<l another German gentleman. They weDt out for a Rail in tbe bay, the wind at the time blowing a strong breeze. At the same time two or three boats started for Manama, amongst them a launch be longing to Mr /Waterman, and the Caroline, ownel by Mr. Peter Del fs. These boats had not proceeded tar en their way when tbey saw the sail-boat, in which were the Ave before mentioned gentlemen, suddenly upset whilst standing over towards Tobagnilla. The Caroline Imme diately put abcut for the purpose of rendering assis tance, but. owing to tbe wind and a strong current, was not able to asfrpeirer the boat than about a hundred yards; at t his" time it wan bottsm upward, but nothing could be seen of the unfortunate gentlemen. Mr Carter had been for the last three yearn in the Pa cific Steam Navigation Company's service; he was a na tive of I Jverpool and intended shortly to bave returned borne. Mr J. E. Baker had been for the last five years a resident on the island of Taboga, where he was well mown and Ceseivecly respected. Dr. Wutaon arrived at Panama about November last, from Quito, and had formerly resided at San Francisco The two German gen tlemen were, we believe, passengers who came up from California by tie last steamer, and stopping at Taboga, awaiting the departure of tbe steamer fer Lima Mr. A. B. Boyd, of Panama, hai been appointed acting Consul of tbe I nited States at Aeptnwall, vine Mr. Fletoh er, who returns bnme for the improvement of his health. Tbe A spin wall Courier of April 25 says:? On the 10th 'he captain ond purser of the Cnited States sloop-of war i slmouth, now lying at this port, cams en suore and lemained until yesterday. During their stay they were the guests of Mr. Howard, of the St. Nicholas, by whon they were entertained most hospitably. DIED. At Anpinwall, on Sunday, April 22, Mary, wife of D. D. Beinis, aged twenty years. The deceased wai known to almost all this community. She had resided on the Istbmua for nearly four years, having been among the first American women who came here. Mrs. Bemis ful filled the highest, noblest duties of woman ? those of the sister, the wife, and the mother ? witb truest faith fulness. THE VEIT INDIES* Missionaries Against Kducatlon? Sir Henry Barkly on the Morals of the People? The Chamber of Commerce? Prorogation or the Legislature? A.n Earthquake? Immigration ot t hlncse? A Treasury Notice. By way of Kingston we have file* of Jamaica papers to the 6th of May. The Reverend Messrs. Milne, Beardslee, and Iindo, ap pointed by a late meeting of the London Independent Missionaries, waited on Sir H. Berkley, on the 1st Inst., and presented an address reprobationg all grant* ef pub lic money for the purposes of education or religion to any sect. In bis reply, Sir Henry observed:? I am quite aware tbat you repudiate upon principle, all pecuniary aid from the State for the accomplishment of your benevolent de signs; but I sdouM be sorry to understand you as mean ing to object, on this account, to its being granted to the ministers of such denominations as do not share your conscientious scmples 011 this point, still more, te anticipate your opposition 10 the Introduction of a general system of education under legislative enactment. I can conceive a country in which civilization is so widely dif fused that its inhabitants may be safely and properly left to exercise tbeir own discretion, as to providing the amount requisite (or educational purposes, though, let me observe in passing, even in the United States, where religious establishments are not supported from public funds, it has still been found necesxary to impsie neavy taxes for ths education or the people; but, whatever be the case elsewhere, I hold tbat the experience of the last twenty years in Jamaica incontestibly proves that its labeling classes, as a general rule, do not sufficiently appreciate the importance of educating tbeir offspring, and are not therefore yet fit to be trusted to perform tha' most essential of alt social obligations without legis lative control. Were it otherwise, now could i/noranoe and vice prevail to so lamentable an extent in this com munity, despite the continuous exertions of the minis ters of religion, aided by the liberal contributions de rived from various societies in Great Britain? The Kingston Journal, of May 3, says: ? In consequence of the drain? of the Commercial rooms in this city, as coi>nected with tbe now defunct Chamber of Commerse^ Mr. Lewis Cunba ia endeavoring to continue the rooms, bv subscription, on hit own account. We learn that Mr. Cunba's proposed rooms are to be devoted, princi pally, to shipping news. The Immigration Commissioners had held an impor tant meeting. The object was to determine what should be done with the immigrants who had arrived in the island from Madeira, and had been landed at Montego bay, and also to ascertain what progress had been made in procuring land to be cultivated, on their own ac count. by such of tbe Chinese as had been wandering 8 bout, partly from ill health, and partly from their lna I illtv to take service, owing to their Ignorance of our language, and incapability of making themselves under stood. Sir Henry Barkly prorogued ths Legislature on April 10. Tbe Falmouth Put of April 17 says, a smart shoek of earthquake was felt in this town on the morning of Sun day the 1Mb Instant It lasted but a few seconds, and we sre glad to learn tbat it was not attended with injury of any kind. The weather during tbe week was very sultry and oppressive. By a treasury n-tice from London. all persons holding Island loan Certificates, payable in Jasaaica, are re quired, within sixty dsys Irom the date of the notice, to present them for payment at tbe office of tlm Receiver Ceaeral in Klngttcn. No interest on such claims will be paid after the expiration of the sixty dsys. At Kcrbice considerable sitlsf action hart been ed . n tr<e recent arrivsl of immigrant*; that that colony bad heen allowed to -haro in the A??*; bice rewspaper highly applauds the French irr the consideration they show "f their colonial possessions, and Lin" ful light with ths sellisbtess and want of feeling of tke British I mobmon in Jamaica. fFrom the Kingston Journal, April 28 ] w? are extremely sorry to announce that Mormon ism h ss lately bee n gaining ground in St Thomas in the Vale H appears that a shoemaker bv the nam* of Hr<?e? better known as Pr Hvde ? who has, within the la>t twelve months, taken ont letters of naturalization? be being *n American by birth -lately announced that be bad discovered that tbe only true religion ia that of tba Latter Day Paints, or Mormonism, and hs has been actually preaebing the absurd doctrines of Joe Smith (the founder of the sect) to sobs of tbe people ia the A