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T II K P 0 L Y N E S IAN.
Arrivihs of Merchant Vessels at the Port of
Honolulu, during the yonr 18 14.
Sation. Ship. Urqa. Drig. Shs. Total
m.m. s i ft a -
U. S. or America, o 18 II M
Kngiaiw, i i I o 4 ic
France, a Ml I II I 0
Central America, I I
I I;wnl.nrr, i (
Moxicihi, I i
foreign voyages), )
Total of each class,
8 8 I
1 5 C 4
2 2 I
8 17 9
Arrivnh of Men-of-Wnr during yonr 181-1.
.at ion. Frigates. Sloops. firiirt.Kvtch. Total.
List of tlu Men ofM'nr, with date of the ir
Arrivnla nnd Departures.
II. B. M. Sloop Hazard,
do. Frigate Dnliliii,
dii. Sloop Hn.ard,
17. S. Sloop Levant,
II. H. M. Frigate Thalia,
do. do. -Jnrysfort,
do. Ketch Basilisk,
H. S. M. I'.riif L'Eridaim,
V. S. Friipwe Savannah,
do. Sloop Warren.
II. B. M. Sloop Modesto,
U. S. Cris? Perry,
.1 February 8
22 March t
13 " a
'22 June 1 1
9 July f,
l" August H
II July 21
lti Sept. 4
2 Sott. 18
2 Oct. .1
2 Nov. I.-,
23 Dec. IS
o Dec. ai
Arrival of Merchantmen nnd .Ifcn-oMVnr
' from Foreign Ports.
Newbury port, 2
Now York, a
San Was and
Titcairn's Island 1
Arr. Dep. do.
53 37 14
Total 71 Arrivals; 51 Departures.
With overland Mails to and from Europe and the
United Males. r
18-11. H13. Increase.
It II 3
42 37 6
1C3 133 30
221 I A3 3i
In several instances, vessels touched at one or more
of the above orts, in their passage, hither. A number
also, have made more than one voyage in the course
of the year.
Total number of vessels arrived at Honolulu:
Ships of War,
' 1 v.-..-ii -in i;iiijiiu i-u 111 mt lUUSl-
iatf trade. Of these, 7 have Keen added the past year;
three of which were built hero, and one on Sand Island.
Total tonnage hearing the Hawaiian Hair: 13 vessels,
(775 tons) value, 811,(100; 0 owned here (707 tons) sail
ing under foreign Hags, value 52I,0(H) j 3 hulks, ( foreign)
C'H tons, l Hawaiian, 3S3 value, $5,000. Total 21
vessels, 2117 tons, value $07,000.
linraiian JtegislereU Vcum-l. l s 13 10, tons llfi,
value t27,4iNl. Iril-I5, tons 773,vvalue gll.Oim. In-
n-ase, 3 vessels, 32'J tons, value $13,000.
Honolulu is unequalled in the Pacific for the facilities
for discha ruin? and repairing vessels, &c. There are
two shipwright firms, hoih of which do an extensive bu
siness. That of Drew & Co., located nt Ladd & Co's
wharf, and which was estuMishod hut a few months
Mace, has already repaired the following vessels : ship
Magnolia, M hr Pilot, brig Delaware, ship Coin Carey,
hark Damon, hips William Thompson, Massachusetts,
Navy, Warren, (of Warren,) Janus, Oriimbo, l.rsr Globe,
sliip Flora, schr Julia, ships Martha, Charles Frederick,
Wilmington & I.jyr, packet, brig Ontario, ship Maine,
F S I-rii? Perry, schrs Julia, Hope, und several native
We have received from Capt. Morvan, of the
I'rrm-li hark Adolphe, the following description,
(translated from the original by Mr Win. J. Hell
fug,) 0f a js);ilu w)i ji li ho supposes to h discov
ffd Uy hiin. Capt. Morvau lias appended to his
'Icseription a numher of verses commemorative of
his ue.w island, which when room permits, wo xhall
t;de much pleasure in publishing:
"In the y(.(ir 1791, Capt. Kdwards, of the Kng.
ytgato Pandora, discovered in the South Pacific,
t pomo degrees east from the 1st meridian of
'reenwich or Paris,) two low inlands, which he
'filed Vork and Clarence. Thin navigator place
v At"1 .ot thc" is,a,1fl. which is the most to the
m 8 deg. ."7 Houth latitude, and 172 dog.
111. 2(i west longitmlo from (Jreenv ieh ( 174
wg. :2 in. 50 from Pari-.) Ho gives to Clarence
" parallel of 9 deg. , and places it at 171 deg.
l n. 2(i to the west of the Meridian from Green
wtch (173 deg. 57 in. 50 from Paris.)
" On tho 17th of September 1811, at noon, Capt.
L u"'',V.1 of thc VremU h:irk Adolphe, sailing
7 Wu'"' to Sandwich Islands, (in !) deg. 27 lat
Hi!?B, "ni1 y cuh illation, 174 deg. -51 west,) aw
flisti.utly rom deck the Relation, which even
nu the .rtoup of Clarence.
' AccordiniT to l'..ln nA it... A.1..1..1., 1.
be then 22 miles Houth of tho foiiIIi point of that
inland. He places it in 9 deg. 5. The latitude was
. deg. 27, and the north and south 'distance fiom the
islands was certainly not more than 1G miled. Capt.
Morvan places Clarence at !) deg. II. The same
day at three o'clock and ten minutes v. m., the
latitude was 9 dog. 23 m. 25, and the longitude of
the sh.p 17:1 dog. 3s in. 57, the middle of thc Clar-
VV i ".rU, ,,;a,i" ,,,lft nr,,, Th position of thc
Adolphe at three o'clock ten minutes was then per
fectly certain, as thc observations and the reckoning
placed it in the same place within five or six min
utes. During the night from tho 17th to lMth it
was perfectly calm, and the breeze did not again i
spring up till day-bieak, tho lSth. The breezo
freshened, and was from . but rain and foggy
weather coming up with it, would not allow more
than a momentary glimpse at the trees of Clarence
Island, and which appeared about same distance
as on the evening before. She ran with heavy
weather and afresh breeze, headed e. x. e., till
ten o'clock a. m. Then the weather cleared up,
and at the horizon, (s. v.. 1-4 e. by thc compass,)
arose immediately a new land, covered with rich
The observations of thc previous day so well
agreeing with the position given to Clarence on all
the clirts, could not leave any doubt about thc
land in sight. Capt. Morvan supposed it to be a
new island, which must have escaped the observa
tion of Capt. Edwards, when ho saw the neighbor
ing islands, on account of the night or the "foggy
weather. At noon on the iSth Sept. the Adolphu's
latitude was 9 deg. 23 ni. 23, ami her longitude 173
deg. 31. The point of land discovered at 10 o'clock
A. m. bore s. 5 deg. 30 s.
" Some little islands appeared in the distance,
and further to the southward. They observed then
another point of land similar to thc lirst, bearing
s. e. 1-4 e. After this nothing more was seen.
Hetwecn these two points, remarkable for their
extent and luxurious vegetation, they counted from
twenty-live to thirtv small islands, nrmnwmtlv nil
separated and covered with green trees. From 12
o'clock to 2 1-2 p. m., the Adolphe made 11 miles
(i seconds to e. n. k. 30 n. Her latitude at this
hour was 9 deg. 17 in. 59, and a chronomctrical
observation gave her meridian 173 deg. 20 in. 31.
" On tacking ship they had thc point N. K. chan
ged to S. S, W., and the point S. W. to S. W. quar
ter S. Their reckoning of the two points, named
at 12 M. and at 2 1-2 P. M, that is to say, of tho
two stations, forming with the directions two trian
gles, partly but sufficiently Anown, they calculated
the distance of the two points of tho Island to the
points the ship was in, at 12 M. and at 2 1-2 P. M,
with the distances and reckoning by compass
They placttd the S. W. point in latitude 9dcg. 27 53,
and cast longitude 173deg. 27 13 ; thc N. E. Point
latitude 9deg. 24 50 and cast longitude 173deg. 23
35, which gives a medium distance between tlnTtwo
points, 9dcg. 2G 41 and west longitude from Paris,
173deg. 25 54. They found the trigonometrical
distance of the two points 4 miles 8 on the larboard
tack. Till 4 o'clock 45 minutes she. ran on this
tack and afterwards went 011 the starbord tack to
continue her course. The wind blowing fresh from
S. E., freshened : squalls were coming up and she
sailed along the Island nnder double reefed topsails.
No breakers were seen, nor any change in the wa
ter or appearance of danger between the land and
the vessel On the contrary, the sea was uniform
in it blue colour. It is supposed that this land so
beautiful with its thick vegetation, where tho eye
could distinguish a great number of breod-fruit
trees, whoso sight is so pleasant: by thc great num
ber of small inlets which form a chain of small oas
es between the two principle points must have a
number of inhabitants. Perhaps, as Wallis's Island
or other similar Islands in Oceana, it has good har
bor, or at least good anchorage in the bays which
are circumscribed by thc inlets.
" At 5 1-2 o'clock P. M., the point N. K. bear
ing abreast, they saw another point, seemingly sep
arated from it at S. E., although forming with it
but one land. That other point at south 'east, ap
peared to tho eye at the same distance from the
point N. E. as the point N. E. to the point S. W.
so that wo supposed that the new Island is about
15 miles long on its west side. At ( 1-2 o'clock P.
M. that land disappeared at the coming of the ni'dit.
Captain Morvan named this Islam! Isle Claire.""
have received from an authentic source,
thc following copv of u letter, written before
tho commencement of hostilities between the
Tahiti uns 11 ml the French, by tho chiefs in
camp, to Pornare. It is truly loyal, and
breathes not only a firm but a conciliatory
spirit, and appears to have been dictated by
a disposition to avoid bloodshed.
To Arii Fa a nr.:
May you be saved in the Lord Jesus, thc
Messiah, in tho great trial and the patience
you are exercising.
We all compassionate you, but bo strong,
our (iueen, be diligent. It is on account of
your patience and forbearance that we seek
after and obey your word, that the word of
our Queen may have a good elfect, and that
the two requests you made us, viz., fa be
diligent rcsptclinx Hie Fmwht and not to treat
them ill, tiuj do good. This is our reason for
being valient and forbearing.
And, also, that the word concerning our
being still on the side of the Uritish, may do
good. Let not our blood bo spilled careless
ly, lest when those who assist us shall arrive
they will find us acting wrong, and have n
bail opinion of us.
This is our little word to you ; if you should
think that wo are Frenchmen, we are not
Frenchmen, wo are only waiting your com
mands, that our wives and children may re
main in safety on the land, until the day when
your voice shall be given tons, until the day
when those who assist us shall arrive.
May you bo saved in tho Lord.
(Signed by the Chiefs.)
Fito.M Tahiti. Thc following items of
intelligence are gathered from thc private
letters received by thc Will Watch, which
arrived on thc Gth inst.
Her Majesty, Queen Pomarc, was safely
delivered of a son, on thc 4th of November,
at Uturoa, Island of Raiatca.
Soon allcr that event, the French steamer
Phaeton was sent to Raiatca with a letter for
thc Queen, but it appears that ns on a
former occasion, she took rcfiiffc in the
Thc new French Admiral had not arrived,
and thc re-establishment of thc French Pro
tectorate remained subject to what final
instructions might bo received from the
Government of France.
Thc chiefs encamped at Papcnas, under
thc assurance of peace and freedom from
future molestation, were returning to their
usual occupations, cultivating thc ground,
building houses, and resuming their attend
ance on religious worship.
At Papeete dances were got up every
evening, about half a mile from thc town.
They were attended by native girls and
French soldiers, and productive of disorders
of which serious people complained.
Wc commence this week the publication
of a correspondence between H. H. M.'s
Secretary of State and the Consul of France,
which may be not without interest, particu
larly to thc religious world. The report
of thc Attorney General will follow next
week; thc week after, the reply of thc 1
French priest. The limited extent of our
columns compels us to adopt this consecu
tive mode of publishing any lengthy article
Life in a Tin. Diogenes may have
been thc only man who lived by choice in a
tub, but wc once became acquainted with a
very clever fellow a Frenchman who had
long resided at New Zealand, and had an
interesting talc of adventures to relate.
Among other things, he told us that on his
first going to take possession of some land
he had purchased of the natives, the only
habitation he had for six weeks was an oil
cask. This he shared with a companion.
As savages were prowling about, seeking an
opportunity to steal, they were obliged to
stand watch and watch during the night;
otherwise their quarters would have been
somewhat crowded. In the cask he con
trived to stow a mattress,. his cooking uten
sils, and a few nails answered for the
accommodation of his wardrobe. His house,
besides being water-tight an indispensable
requirement in that rainy climate possessed
the additional advantage of being easily
rolled from one location to another.
SCTThe length of Pomare's letter, com
pels us to set aside our leader for this week,
and a number of other articles.
bundles Shingles; Lndd & Co. 1 bbl. K. O. Hall.
Jan. Sydney; ptr mil Watch 22 casks
Ale, 10 boxes Pipes, 10 cases Wine, 7 tins White
Lead, 1 1-2 tons Copper Nails, ti cases preserved
Fruits, a small lot of miscellaneous Dry (toods.
Per Will WatchMr. W. II. Higginbottom, wifo
and 2 children; Mrs. M. Whittakcr and child; Mr.
W, Popple well.
FOK THE PORT OF HONOLULU.
Jan. 4 Belgian brig Indefatigable, (of Antwerp)
Miller; 30 days from Columbia River. The I. has
experienced severe weather split sails, lost boat,
and done much damage to vessel.
Jan. Hr. sch. Will Watch, Forbes, Sydney;
(via Tahiti 34 days) left Am. ship Inez at T., to sail
in a few days, was disposing ot outward cargo.
Brig Lafayette, Rourlio, hence, arr Nov. 25tli.
Jan. 6 Hanoverian whalc-ship Crown Princess,
Iloghcrman, 12 months; 17H0 whale, 140 sperm,
19,000 lbs. bone. Am. whaler Israel, Finch, New
Bedford 13 months; 1400 whale, 110 sperm.
Jan., 7 Am. brig Delaware, Pell, Sand Island;
with cargo of 1000 bbls. of Oil, and other property,
saved from thc wreck of the Am. whale-ehip Holder
Borden. 400 bbls. Oil had leaked out at the island.
The D. has experienced much bad weather, split
sails, and sustained much damage in hull and rigging.
Weight of Miutaky Men. The follow
ing memorandum was found a number of
years ago in the pocket-book of an officer
of the Massachusetts line:
August 10. 1783.
Weighed at the scales at West Point.
General Washington, ii09 lbs.
General Lincoln, 224 14
General Knox, 280 "
General Huntington, 1:32
General Grcatou, ICG
Colonel Swift, 210 "
Colonel Michael Jackson, 2-32 "
Colonel Henry Jackson, 238
Lt. Col. Huntington, 232
Lt. Col. Cobb, 186 u
Lt. Col. Humphreys, 221 "
It appears from tho above, that the average
weight of those eleven distinguished Revolu
tionary officers w as 214 pounds. The heav
iest weight having been General Knox, who
weighed 230 pounds, and the lighest, Gene
ral Huntington, who weighed 132 pounds.
It is somewhat singular that tho biographers
of eminent men, never unless under circum
stances of a peculiar character, record the
weight or dimensions of the clay tenements,
which were the abode of their immortal
spirits. Boston Journal.
Jan. 1 Columbia Kivkr; jr Columbia 348
barrels Salmon, 100 bbls. Flour; to Pelly & Allan.
Jim. I -Coi.i'mui a iY.H per Iwklatizitbh'
ltd bundles Minifies, 2 bbls; Polly & Allan. I!M
ON THURSDAY, thc 23d day of January
nrvt tinttinrtrr n 111 rv'.trkL f l.fl
fell nt Fuhlic Vendue, to the highent bidder. th
untisii tsuHi LUFllMlA, with her sails, apparel
and furniture, levied upon pursuant to execution
issued at the Court of Admiralty of Oahu.
H. BOYD, High Sheriff.
Honolulu, Dec. 25th, 1844. 4w
BY E. & II. CHIMES, on the most reasonable
terms, thc following articles, viz : -
C tons Russia IRON; 4 do. Swedes do.;
'2 tons (Jermaii STEEL ; 1 ton Cast Steel ;
20 M. SHINGLES j 5000 ft. Columbia River PINE:
I Whale BOAT;
10 bbls. ROSIN, and 12 bbls. TAR;
o tons hoop IRON ;
23 casks BREAD;
4 doz. Caae-Scat CHAIRS ; 3 do. wood do. do.
lotio ft. Oak HOARDS i sumo do. do. PLANK t
20 doz. BROWN STOUT;
30 doz. ALE; 400 bbls. ('ASKS;
Manila and Hemp CORDAGE ;
4 cases pepped BOOTS ; 2 do. sewed do.;
40 gentlemen's Riding SADDLES and BRIDLES :
100 doz. Turkey red HDKFS.;
AO doz. Madras do. ; 40 doz. Scotch plaid do.;
lease Moschcto NETTING;
-fcase Furniture CHINTZ ; Jan. 4.
To be Let,
THE ROOMS over thc Store lately occupied
by George M. Moore. For particulars, inquire of
Jan. 1. E. & H. GRIMES.
Flour and Salmon.
JUST received by thc Hudson Bay Company's
barque, and for pale by their Agents, GEORGE
PELLY and GEORGE T. ALLAN,
160 bbls. fresh Columbia FLOUR;
348 bbls. salted SALMON.
Honolulu, Jan. 1st., 1845.
8Y GEORGE PELLY and GEORGE T. AL
1 LAN, Agents of thc Hudson's Bay Company,
on very moderate terms :
Very superior old Sherry and Port WINE, in bottles;
Tenerille Wine, in qmirtcr casks and bottles;
An English painted Room OIL CLOTH, 20 ft. by 15;
A few casks of superior COFFEE. Jan. 4.
For Sale at this Office,
A FEW COPIES ONLY, of the "Avkraob
Adjustmknt in thk case or American
Bhiuantine Lafayette." Government Press,
Honolulu, 1841. Price 23 cts. (tf) J4 -
ALL persons indebted to, or having demands
against, the Estato of His Excellency J. A.
KUAKINI, deceased, are requested to present their
accounts to tho undersigned, for settlement.
Honolulu, Dec. 28, 1814. G. P. JUDD.
O na mca aic aku a ine na mea aie mni a pau i ka
wuiwai hooilina o ka Mca Hanohano J. A. KUA
KINI, i ka mea i make c holo mai lakou ia maua e
hooponopono. JOHN II,
Honolulu, Dek. 28, 1844. (tf) G. P. JUDD.
Dissolution of Copartnership.
flllHE Copartnership heretofore existing under
M. the firm of A. JENKINS and C. II. NICH
OLSON, is this dav, by mutual consent, dissolved.
The business of" the late firm will bo settled by
C. II. Nicholson.
Honolulu, January 7th, 1845.
iCJN. B. C. H. NICHOLSON will continue
the DlUPKIiLVG and TAILORING busincsg
at the old stand (opposite the Seaman's Chapel),
where ho will be happy to wait upon his friend
und the public generally. (Jll 3w)
Public C nation.
171 STATE OF FRENCH & GREEN WA Y.--A
The creditors of this Estate aro notified, that
the day of final Report, fixed by the Chancellor'
Order, "heretofore published, is 21f. March next, on
which day all clams against said Estate, not pre
sented to the undersigned for settlement, will be
finally nnd forever barred. Claimants on the estate,
must present their claims anew (regardless of former
presentations) to the Committee of Enquiry, or to
tho moetings of creditors heretofore held over said
estate, as tho undersigned is not authorized by tho
Court to hunt up claims against the estate, and
w ill take notice of none not officially addressed to
him. JOHN RICORD,
LitprUutinff .1't of Estate- of Frtnrh 41 firttnuay.
Honolulu, Jan. titii, l?45. 3v