Passengers arriving at the Port of San Francisco

SS Panama

Arrive San Francisco

August 19, 1854
SS Panama
Captain Allan McLane
From Panama


Daily Alta California, San Francisco, August 20, 1854

Three Days Later.
Annexation of the Sandwich Islands.
The Cholera.

The P. M. steamship Panama, Allen McLane, Esq., Commander, left Panama Aug. 2d, with passengers and mails, from New York to July 20th, per Empire City; from New Orleans to July 22d, per El Dorado. Aug. 8th, at 4 P. M., saw smoke of two steamers bound down, 100 miles south of Acapulco. Arrived at Acapulco 9th, 4 A. M., left same day at 11, A. M. Steamers Sonora and Yankee Blade passed Acapulco without stopping, on the 8th, at 8 A. M., side by side.

Passengers by the Sonora from San Francisco June 18th, reached New York three days in advance of the Nicaragua line. August 17, at 8 P. M., passed a steamer bound down. On the night of the 17th, experienced a very severe gale of wind from the northwest, which continued throughout the 8th. Arrived at San Francisco 19th, at 12 M.

The Panama left San Francisco May 1st, with passengers, and has laid at Taboga two and a half months and now returns with passengers, not having had a death on board since leaving San Francisco. The Isthmus is in good condition. The transit is made with ease in one day. By the English steamer from Greytown we learn that that place is bombarded and in ruins, and the whole country in a disordered state. Steamship California arrived at Panama July 30th.

SICKNESS ON THE ISTHMUS - There has been considerable sickness on various parts of the line of the Railroad, and in our city during the last fortnight - in fact a large number of our citizens have been affected in some way - but there has been but very few cases of really serious illness. About the first of the month, there were a number of cases of cholera at one or two Stations on the Railroad, and subsequently, there were some cases in this city - but, as has always been the result on the Isthmus, the disease was prevented from spreading; and it is entirely eradicated. The other classes of disease which have prevailed of late, are decreasing. -- Aspin. Cour.

Annexation of the Sandwich Islands.

A telegraphic dispatch to the N. Y. Tribune, dated Washington, July 19th, makes the following statements:

"I have positive and undeniable information, from the highest sources in Honolulu, to the effect that a treaty is about concluded between Mr. Gregg, the United States Commissioner, and the Government of the Islands, for their annexation to the United States forthwith. The only unsettled question in relation to the annexation is, whether the Islands shall come in as a Territory or a State. Mr. Gregg insists on the former. The Administration here at Washington is perfectly advised as to the position of the negotiations.

"This is kept a profound secret at Honolulu to all out of the court circle. The King and Privy Council have the constitutional power to make the treaty, and in fear of the filibustering or something else in the way of foreign invasion, they are exercising it. The native population is undoubtedly opposed to annexation, while the majority of the foreign residents desire it."

The steamship Philadelphia, from Havana, arrived in New York on the 19th.

There was a report at Havana, just before the steamship left, that a small steamer belonging to the Nicaragua Transit Company had been wrecked on the Colorado reef, west end of Cuba. Nothing had been heard respecting the fate of the crew. She was bound from Havana to San Juan, Nicaragua. The yellow fever was on the increase, and proved more fatal than usual.

Sig. Pozzolini, the tenor singer, died on the 3d of July, of cholera, in the city of Mexico.

On the 19th, in the Senate, Mr. Gwin, of Cal., introduced a bill granting the right of way to the Marysville and Benicia Railroad.

It is announced that Governor Seymour has tendered to Lorenzo B. Shepard the office of District Attorney of New York, now vacant by the death of Nathaniel B. Blunt.

The Cincinnati Gazette announces the failure of Messrs. McCullough, Morris & Co., grocers, produce dealers, &c., of that city. Their liabilities are $125,000, and assets $42,000. About $40,000 of the indebtedness is in New York, Boston and Philadelphia.

Secretary Guthrie's surplus funds seem in a fair way of being reduced without the aid of any special legislation on the subject. The House of Representatives has passed the Army Bill, appropriating $10,000,000; the Civil and diplomatic Appropriation Bill, $12,000,000; the Bill providing for the improvement of Rivers and Harbors, $2,500,000; and the Lighthouse Bill, $1,250,000 --- total, $25, 750,000. Add the ten millions for the Gadaden stipulations, and it makes quite an imposing array of figures.


List: Daily Alta California, August 20, 1854

Passengers by the Panama, August 20, 1854, DAC 20August1854.

Algo, J. L., & son
Allen, J. W.
Andney, D.
Arnastine (Ernastine ), Jacob
Audley, Miss E.
Baldwin, J. G.
Ballard, J. S.
Bargsterner, G.
Barney, J.
Barry, J.
Basher, P.
Beach, M. A.
Beagan ( ), J.
Beal, C. B. L., USA
Beck, H.
Bedford, McGuire and M.
Bedsdell, H.
Bennet, W. J.
Beone, E. P.
Bill, A. E.
Blanchard, H. T.
Bodessa, J.
Booge, J. E.
Bosqui, E.
Bosqui, Miss
Bosqui, Miss
Bosqui, Mrs., and two children
Brandt, A.
Brewn, J.
Brewns, J. W.
Broughton, H.
Brown, G.
Brown, Miss
Brown, Mrs.
Brown, W.
Brutnier, J.
Bryant, Mrs., and three children
Burns, J.
Bush, A.
Campbel, J. C., and sister
Campbell, A. J., and sister
Canady, J.
Carpenter, H.
Chasn (Chasa ), T.
Churchwood, J. W.
Cleur, C.
Colston, J.
Contara, J.
Crosseley, D. J.
Davidson, Mrs. J.
DeCharles, B.
Dermet, G.
DeWolff, Mrs.
Dow, J. R.
Drna ( ), E. W.
Drury, Mrs. A., and children
Duchle, A.
Duprey, A.
Durmagen, B.
Falk, N.
Fitzgerald, Catherine
Fitzgerald, Mry
Fitzpatrick, J.
Fontaine, W. F.
Frazer, P.
Freeman, H. H.
Freeman, Mrs., & child
Gallagher, J.
Gamble, Clara
Gantz (Ganiz ), Miss
Gilber, H. D.
Gill, H. H.
Godeirey, T.
Goglin, J.
Gorlin, Maria
Gould, R.
Grass, Miss E.
Gross, H.
Gross, Mrs. J.
Halleck, Cap. H. W., USA
Hamilton, S.
Haven, R. S.
Hayden, H.
Hildebrant, Miss
Hill, W. H.
Hillebrandt, H.
Hoffman, H.
Horning, E. T.
Hullman, J.
Hunnewell, A. A., and lady
Jennings, J. A.
Jones, I.
Jones, Mrs.
Jones, R.
Kahu, G.
Kaus, John A.
Kelly, P.
Kelly, S. D.
Koch, Dr.
Koch, H.
Lamas, M.
Leake, J. C.
Levi, H. & W.
Levy, I.
Lindley, T. M.
Litchfield, F. or P.
Longenecker, C.
Lowine, M.
Lownes, J. E.
Lubbero, R. D. D.
Lyons, D.
Marilly (Manlly ), Mrs., and children
Martin, James
Mason, H. Lola
Mattley ( ), Mr.
Maylor, P.
McCreight, R.
McGrath, Mrs., and children
McGratt, Dr.
McKeon, I. (T. )
McManus, J.
McMilas, J.
McNerhamy, J. W.
McNichol, C.
McPherson, B.
Meinhous, M.
Meinhous, Mr. And G.
Messersmilt (Messersmitt ), G.
Meyer, A. C.
Miles, O. G.
Miller, G.
Milne, J.
Miranda, J.
Moneghan (Monaghan ), Miss A.
Monro, Mr.
Morage, L.
Morgan, Mr. E., and sister
Morrison, W.
Morster, W. L.
Mosey, G.
Mulcoly, T.
Muldoon, Misses E.
Myer, Mrs. B., and sister, Jo
Myer, R.
Neafle (Neafie ), J. A. J.
Nerer ( ), J.
Newman, A.
Newman, C. S.
Nicason, G.
Nichols, Miss
Norris, A., and bro.
O Sullivan, C. D., and lady
Oliphant, H. D.
Oliver, H.
Oliver, Mrs., and child
Orenson (Grenson ), J.
Patrick, J. A.
Patrick, J. W. C.
Patterson, W.
Peake, H.
Peters, J. R.
Porter, Mrs.
Priddy, Miss
Prince, C.
Quinlan, M.
Randall, J. W.
Rawles, Jas.
Raymond, J.
Reese, W. A.
Rhodes, Miss H.
Riley, J.
Rossier, Mme.
Ryan, P.
Schulenhausen, A.
Schulenhausen, J.
Seaton, A.
Seestar (Sesstar, Seester ), J. C.
Settler, F.
Shaffer, Alice
Shertley (Shortley ). E.
Simonds, G.
Simons, S.
Smiter, J. R. (B. )
Smith, Ellen
Smith, H., lady servant
Sparchoacker (Sparcnoacker ), G.
Stevenson, C.
Strode, Mr., and lady
Strymerman, C.Stuat ( ), J. S.
Taylor, Mr.
Taylor, W. W.
Thompson, R. F.
Tipps, Jacob
Tyler, Capt., son and servant
Tyler, H. C.
Tyler, J. F.
Walta (Walts or Waltz ), J.
Warner, C.
Watson, W.
Webster, J.
Webster, W. W.
Weil (Well ), Cora
Weiner, Mrs., and son
Welsh, L. H.
Wheve (Wheva ), T.
White, C.
White, D.
Wilson, W.
Wimer, Mr.
Wordan (Wardan), S. H.


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