The Pony Express brings dates from San Francisco
to the afternoon of the 13th inst.--The following is a summary of the news:
has vetoed the Horace Smith
bill, on the ground that the Legislature cannot constitutionally interfere with the Judiciary, and because a fair trial can undoubtedly be had in San Francisco
, where both the prisoner and his victim were total strangers.--Both Houses passed the bill over the Governor
's veto, in the midst of enthusiastic shouting in the lobbies.
During the past four days the Legislature has met each afternoon, and gone through the routine of balloting for a Senator, without appearing to make any progress toward an election.
Ten ballots in all have been had. It requires 58 votes to elect, and no candidate has yet received as high as 30 votes.
Without new combinations are formed, no Senator
can be elected this winter.
Commandant B. B. Cunningham
, of the Mare Island Navy-Yard
, died this morning.
A. B. Mallory
, late State Comptroller, died on the 1st inst.
The California Coal Mining Company, with a capital stock of $5,000,000, was incorporated yesterday, to develop the recently opened mines in the Mount Disable region, which promises to be inexhaustible and of excellent quality.
It is proposed to build a railroad, to make the mines more accessible to the Bay of San Francisco
, one of the Vigilance Committee exiles of 1856, returned to California
on the last steamer, and has been arrested and placed under $20,000 bonds for disturbing the peace.
Large crowds of miners are pursuing their way to the Rock River
The schooner Richardson
brings Sandwich Island
dates to February 14th.
The U. S. sloop-of-war Wyoming
arrived at Honolulu
on the 10th, in search of the Levant
and British Columbia
dates to the 8th inst. have been received.
A disastrous conflagration occurred in Vancouver's Island on the 6th.
Property to the value of $21,000 was destroyed, and a man named John Ryan
was so badly burned that his life is despaired of.
.--The schooner W. L. Richardson
brings Sandwich Island
dates to the 14th February.
On the 10th of that month, the U. S. steam sloop Wyoming
, six guns, under the command of John K. Mitchell
, arrived at Honolulu
, from Panama
, via Hilo
and Lahama, in search of the sloop-of-war Levant
, supposed to be lost.
The Honolulu Advertiser
of the 24th, has the following speculation on the subject.
"There is every reason to believe that the U. S. sloop-of-war Levant
has met with some serious disaster, soon after leaving Hilo
It was Capt. Hunt
's intention to have taken a northerly course from the Islands
, till he judged he could fetch the port of Acapulco
, where he purposed going first to forward his dispatches to Washington
"If this plan was followed, the Levant
probably ran North to about lat. 34 deg., then tacked and headed for the Mexican Coast
.--The brig Consort
was dismantled in a gale, about October 15th, according to one account, and October 20th, according to another.
"In looking back over our shipping memoranda, we find that the whaling barks Emerald
, Robert Morrison
, and ships Republic
and Majestic Arch
, reports severe gales in from 30 to 45 North latitude, from October 3d to October 10th, (wind S. W.,) in which they all received more or less damage.
"Had the Levant
simply been dismasted she could have reached these islands under jury masts, as the boats could have got here.
The conclusion forces itself on us, that if she met with disaster, it has proved fatal to the ship and all on board."
The anniversary of King Kamehameha's birth-day occurred on Saturday, the 9th of February, and was observed at Honolulu
with great public rejoicing.
The annual parade of the Fire Department in uniform, with their engines, was held on this occasion.