18 JANUARY 1873, Page 1

The Times' correspondent at Philadelphia appears to think that the

Sandwich Islands will really be annexed to the United States. A strong squadron has been despatched to Honolulu to prevent English interference, and orders have been sent to the American Minister to keep the Government well informed. This opinion, we imagine, reflects accurately the policy of President Grant, but it is by no means clear that it is endorsed either by the Senate or the islanders. The latter seem half-inclitied to accept a collateral of the Kamehameha family, a native Prince described as able and resolute, but of "very mixed character,"— the latest euphuism, we suppose, for no character at all.