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PUIJUSIIKD WHHKLV, AT HONOLULU, O A II U , SANDWICH ISLANDS.
.j. JAKVKS, l-JUor.
SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 1840.
Vol. ! IYo. 3.
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llitul fill TUP. STRAITS OF MAftFXI.AN
U the. Schooner Jfonc of Jiuslon 08
(bttr the United Stales Revenue
('on'iiiued from No. 2.
A tin: boat approached the shore, the
in I St. John was seen making signs for
M to re-tin; back from the beach.
The Indians nlieved without hesitation.
I. John himself remaining dose j(l the;
il't's edge, beckoning to hOSo in the
";it to approach without fear at the
i ne lime crying out in a loud vo.e, in
idi!i. 'conie" ''conic" no fear"
,,,,w--"t lKirco." As soon as ihe boat
""''"'I tlin beach, iheolHeer made si-ns
Imliaii to out, hut h; appeared
"WillilW toohey. 'J'1C ()Ji(.or lo,Jinj,
l! '"uUt i OJ!(; !in(j
" '"'taLin-i,,,!,! of t: arm of the Indian,
";i,,,M'"''lMilIiii-,i. out of the bat.
not likimr such treatment
hold of (he musket and a stru--le
'""""'iiH'd for its jossession; tKJ oliiircr
ili,7,lln",il",'l'(,r- Having often, jrol-,"-l,,v"
' li seullles with his other
Hw var-kors- ii, tlt, u-iMsof Maine
'"''l.eisa son. The Imli:...
"'" H-ullle, n.iie,, ollt of ,
wukT, she was -nt Hear
r.,,lm" ui,ll,,llt Winieully. While all
the old chief .'..,.1 In.
''"Mined i if.,-tlv t...io,
l)n;idc ' J "3
- ill (
ni)ts to interfere.
'H tilt.' llOlll ll.llM-ll.wl Ml KrvM.-.l
" U,,IIK'lliiscoVf.r.J iIimO. I.IL
ii.,,. , i - nun ti iiiiu oil me
shore I,;- L. .:r..
Ir,,,,, ,i "ni""; "an ween stolen
"H"f.' sl.n.tl, ...
hI,, i " """ii was nei and
'"on ins imli' . .. . ...
,1 V o,iui iiir prooi
S,("1- and almost iin-overiiahle
Indians to thievi.-r
ni"-a oo breeze we stootl across
Possession Hay towards the entrance to
tin; Firs! Narrows" and anchored about
dark to await for the tide. Here the dilli
eullies of the passage through the straits
commence. There are several shoals and
banks scattered around the entrance to
the Narrows and among vhich si vessel
must pass. The First Xarrows art about
seven miles in length l about two miles
broad. The shores are steep, bold and
of moderate height. TM) tides run w ith
great velocity; spring tides run at. the
rate of ten knots the hour. Were it not
for the strength of the tides vessels would
have great dillieulty in effecting a pas
sage of the Narrows except with a lead
ing wind. As it is, with a favorable
tide a vessel can drift through in a short
time, even against a strong head wind.
Under these circumstances, however, the
sea rolls deep and heavy, and frequently
'breaks oer the deck.
(letting under weigh late in the after
noon, with a fair tide and moderate breeze,
we sailed through the Narrows. The
evening was very pleasant, the moon
sho i clear and bright. The stars seem
ed magnified in, size and multiplied' in
i .iinber. The whole heavens "their great
Original proclaimed." At 1), ;j), we were
up with Cape (Iregory. The wind (from
the Nd.) had by this time increased to
hiu;icaiie .violence. We could show no
sail except a close reefed foresail. The
sky still continued clear, and the weather
cold and pleasant. Iy force of wind ami
rapid tide we were taken through the
Second Narrows very rapidly. At mid
night up with Point (iareia. The wind
had gradually (alien to a moderate breeze,
ami the tide entirely ceased. Half an
hour after midnight we came to oil' Oazy
Harbor in 5 V fathoms water. Havinix
had a fine run and jiic hours Hood title.
At our anchorage there seemed to be
little tide the rise mid fall being but
about four feet while at our last anchor
age at the :ul ranee of the First Narrows
the rise and fall was thirty-six feet!
Weighing anchor at daylight, (which at
this season was at 7 A. M. we stood
over towards Flizabeth Island. Passing
through the. passage between that island
and the main shore, we came to anchor
at II A. M. in Taredo liay in 8 fath
oms water. Here we sent t Iks boat on
shou; for wood ami iviter of the former
we could have obtained a plentiful supply,
the beach being covered with drift wood.
Of the latter however, none could be
obtained except from a frozen lake-, situa
ted about half a mile inland to the N. F.
Two friendly Indians on horseback, were
here fallen in with. They informed our
party they belonged to the '"(treat chief
Saint John." They had seen us olf Fliza
belh Island early in the morning and
had come thus far with hope of our an
choring at this place and giving them an
opportunity to trade for tobacco in ex
change for furs. We got underweigh
again the same evening being obliged to
disappoint these friendly people through
an anxious desire to avail ourselves of the
good weather which continued, to make
progress through the straits. Through
the night and all next day until 7 P. M.
I we experienced light baflling winds and
i i i i n
cairns wnen a oreeze spiting up liom the
eastward with appearances of a storm.
At 10, :)(), P. M. July 23, we had ap
proached to within one mile of the en
trance of Port Famine. At this moment
we took a heavy squall of wind, hail, and
sleet. The entrance of the harbor be
came scarcely distinguishable through the
thickness of the storm. AVrc, however,
ran in, and having got seven fathoms
water, let go the anchor." The top of
a high mountain at the bottom of the
harbor being the . only thing seen for
several hours after. During the remainder
of the night and all the next day, it rain
ed, hailed and snowed alternately. The
wind blowing .with great violence, from
the eastward. Thankful indeed were we
for so snug a retreat from the tempest
which raged without. Had we not been
so fortunate as to have obtained an an
chorage, before the violence of the gale
came on, our security in the straits would
have been very doubtful. Wintry wea
ther seemed to have commenced at this
place and time, for we had observed that
all the land of. low or moderate height
from Cape Virgin to this place was
entirely free from snow the weather too
had been clear and pleasant the ther
mometer not lower than .'J70.
On the morning of July the. w ind
having hauled V) the S, W. and the gale
abated, our men were sent on shore to
procure a supply of wood and water, of
which we at this time stood greatly in
need. We landed on the south-west
side of the Hay near a fine run of fresh
water and a thicket of trees and close
by the trunk of a tree which had been cut
off to within eight feet of the ground,
and left to serve to mark the spot when;
the oIIiccm of H. II. M. ship IJeagle
had once planted their observntorv.
w. J ,
while engaged in surveying these straits.
This fact we gathered from an inscription
cut into the bark of the tree. The beach
all round the harbor was covered with
drift sutod of every size, but the' dry
standing trees were preferred for fuel.
To he continued.
from the KnickcrhucUcr. Continued from No, 2.
Never bad a weary traveler a sweet
er prospect of enjoying a refreshing
nap. We had traveled about a mile,
and the easy motion of the coach had
just began to put me and my fellow
travelers into a pleasant fclecp, when
a shrill voice, exclaiming, '.Stop! atop!'
caused the driver to rein up, which
roused me from the delightful state of
incipient somnolency into which I was
It was an elderly lady, with a mon
strous bambbox,a paper-covered trunk,
and a little girl. We were of course
debarred the satisfaction of saying a
single ill-natured word. The driver
dismounted from bis box, and having
stowed away the lady's baggage, pro
ceeded to assist her to store herself
away in the coach.
'Driver,' said the lady, 'do you
know Deacon Hitchcock?'
'No, ma'am,' replied the driver,' I
have only driv on this road about a
'I wonder if neither of them gentle
men do n't know him?' she said, put
ting her head into the coach.
'I do n't, said the humorist; 'but I
know Deacon Hotchkiss, if that will
answer your purpose.
'Do if t neither of them other gen
tlemen know him?' she inquired.
I shook my head, negatively; for I
was afraid to speak, lest I should dispel
the charm that sleep had begun to shed
over nic; and the invalid shook his
head, as he was unable to speak.
'Well, then, I do n't know whether
to get in or not,' said the lady, 'fori
must see Deacon Hitchcock, before I
go home. I am a lone widow lady,
all the way from the state of Ncvv
llampshirc, and the deacon was a very
particular friend of my husband's, this
little girl's father, who has been dead
two long years; and I should like to
see him 'maziii'ly.'
'Does he live about here?' asked the
'Well, I do n't know for certain,'
said the lady; 'but he lives somewhere
in Connecticut. This is the first time
I was ever so fur from home; I live in
the state of New-Hampshire, and it is
dreadful unpleasant; I feel a little du
bious about riding all alone in a stage
with gentlemen that I never sec before
in all my life.'
'There is no danger, ma'am, ' said
the driver; the gentlemen won't hurt
'Well prchaps they won't; but it
is very unpleasant for a lady to be
so fur from home; I live in the state
of New-Hampshire; and this little
girl's ' -
'You had better iret in. uia'nm" an'u
the driver, with praiseworthy moderation.
'Well, I do n't know but I mnv n
well,' she replied? and after informing
inc urivei- once more that she was
from the slate of New-Ilaninshirn. nml
that her husband had been dead two
years, she got in, and took her seat.
, I Ml , I .
win taivc you tare, ma'am,' said
'How much is it. Sir?' asked Hm
'Four-and-six-ncnce.' said tbn rlri.
vcr,' for yourself and the little mrl.'
en, inatis a monstrous sight of
money, for a little mrl's nasKM.r.. Wk
that; her father, my husband, has
neeii dead these two long years, and
I was never so fur from home before
in all my life. I live in the stale of
New-Hampshire. It is vcrv niinlea-
sant for a lady; but I dare say neither
of them gentlemen would see me im
'I will take your fare, if you please,
ma'am,' airain said the driver, in a
tone bordering somewhat on impa
To ho continued.