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U't- i-.xtract tlit following from tin; Water
,;, Chronicle of March 1 1th, received by
,(,,. William, from St. Was.
Tlw' (iovcrnor (iencral of India has, in
. of the Hritish goveniMient, doclar-
11 is Lordship has
I vi ir n":nnst v mill. I1M J-oruslup
...j.crtisnl for T,00) tons of shipping, for
iv tr;i:i-"r' of the troops to China, I I, 000
l' which were to he supplied by Calcutta,
rl,l the rest lv Madras and Bombay. The
fnc!iti'n was to rendezvous at and sail
,;,,'! Ciil.-ntta. Seven regiments quartered
i'i ihi-i last IVesideney had heen ordered to
pirparo lor tMii!;rk;itiii, and the whole ex
LditiHi. was to consist of 10,000 men. Its
,: tiiiatioa was nt Known hut it was deemed
j,m!iu!h that it would he directed against
Caiit'tu, r some other point on the coast,
ol'whii h Ihrcihle possession would ho Kept
until the Chinese government (should he
ImiiiL'ht to reason.
The last accounts from Canton rtrc dated
Dec !!th. The Kmperor had addressed to
(iiuni ir bin. a decree prohibiting the im-
pn!tati"ii o all lntish goods, and the trade
witli China was consequently at an end.
The Americans continue to pursue their
ttaJ; unmolested, and their ships were ar
riving ami departing as usual. Times.
Finn. We learn from one of the passon-
1 t 1 - -
pits ill tae harqiie Columbia, that Lort
Kinih'y one of the depots of the If. II. B.
(iiiiaay, h the Straits of Juan de Fuca,
us been destroyed hy fire, and a large
quantity of roduce consumed. The lire
iiiimaiucated trom the hlacksimth s shop in
the niht, and the occupants escaped only
with their lives. Loss estimated at ahout
he Pyliule sailed on Tuesday, much
tithe regret of those who had the pleasure
ilVrinaintance with the officers. Ills Mai-
. at'iv and suite with the Governor and a larjie
imiiiher of the residents, accompan cd them
Mine distance outside of the reef, and after
!ie ( ustomary exchange of salutes returned
the schooner Paalua. The officers ex
pressed themselves particularly pleased with
ieir reception here, and the hospitality with
wmrii tliey were treated.
The intelligence received hy the Clcmcn
'f an eruption of the volcano on Iln
s stated hist week, produced some
foment in our village, which it is hoped,
Mil he of advantage to the cause of science.
Untlie return of the Clementine to I Inn-mi
fj'-vrral young gentlemen formed a party for
l""l"'i visiting the wonderful place;
whom were one ofthn sr.ionif,o ,.nr.,a
lulled ,o the United States Exploring
-J'-,l,'lrfn, a.,l the Kditor of the Polynesian,
pen in the course of two or three
1 ""'J expect a particular
7"1 "rtl,ut has happened.
r "'it the ed.tor-ever provident has
, '""""'cool copy J,, the hands of the
dmD'". and secured the services of an ahlo
r wio may hc lepended on for all
"i"jr,""t items of news.
stands in Pembcrton square. It is .'il feet
by t), exclusive of two rooms extending,
'ui tlie rear, from the basement, each ten
ami u hull feet by about forty. The apart
ments on the main floor are occupied by
the Treasurer, and by the Secretary liav
inj,' charge of domestic correspondence.
On the second lloor are the office of the
Secretary of foreign correspondence, and
an apartment occupied as a depository for
letters, periodicals, small packages, &c.,
whieh are to be forwarded to the mission
aries. These are arranged in separate
boxes according to their dest'matiou. In
the same room all letters written in the
Secretary's department, are copied bv a
press. Two other departments on the
same floor are occupied by the Secretary
of the Indian Missions, who also edits the
Missionary Herald. Here are deposited
the magazines received in exchange of the
Herald, or purchased for the use of the
Hoard. In the rooms of the Treasurer
and Secretaries, cases tire provided, in
which till letters and documents received
fr.o'm the missionaries are preserved to be
finally bound, with full indexes for refer
ence. More than 100 volumes have
beep already bound. In like manner
copies of letters written by the vm-ions
officers are preserved. The number
of sheets of manuscript received from
the missionaries beyond sea, during
the" past year, is I. JGi). From the In
dian missions 217. Letters received
in the course of. the domestic corres
pondence amount, in tbeye.ir, to about
1200. On the third floor is a 'room
containing the Library of .the Board.
This now consists of about 1,800 vol
umes which arc, 1. Periodicals : 2 His
tories, geographies, books of travels,
statistics, &e., to be used in obtaining
information repealing different parts of
the world ; 3. Miscellaneous books be
queathed by the late Mr Evarts, for
merly one of the secretaries. In the
Library room are held the weekly
meetings of the Prudential Committee.
All the nroceediners of tl lis (MMi mi (ton
are carefully recorded. In the rear of
the Library room is the cabinet, 1G
feet by 31. Here are deposited articles
of curiosity sent home by the Mis
sionaries ; such as pagan idols, imple
ments, dresses, armor, &c, and speci
mens illustrating the natural history
and productions of different countries'.
On the upper floor are three rooms
under the roof, used for storing files of
pamphlets. In the basement of the
building arc accommodations for ar
ranging, packing, and storing articles
which are to be shipped for "the mis
sionary stations. There are often from
twenty to fifty tons, by measurement,
of packages for shipment. Under the
whole of the main building there is
a cellar for storing boxes, &c. The
building is well furnished with fire
proof apartments for the safe keeping
of records. Bosqu livening Transcript?
Jl'lMl s.s'XAIlY HorsK ,N Imbruton
Nun-ii 1 1 y ,M,,,L 10 mo iuis
L VH:Ti,K1 f(- tho following .lescrio-
u' ' luJliiK: The cost of the
nd livt, " ' '( ' rtl building
I,,,,,, V 11,500, makitig lh(!
" (OSt !l UM, ...Wwwv fill.
Its I, , ' C I Ills cost
hh , I m;,(Ml ut of t,,() Permanent
liven o, , ' :U,l; fun,,s NV,,ic,, were
.i,r,,tfl V1 , collI'bon that the
!"rdlr ySl'0,tM 1,0 exponiled. The
. "oe tlierofoi-i. : i .i
'N hi .. i .. "v onesico inese
ni'lii i,, i , 'n oisieau oi HOK uig
,,, I ' 'k Mock. Thoy were former"
xiie missionary House
CuEEuvni.E Brothers. This firm, which
lms been so worthily portrayed hy the gifted
author of "Nicholas iVicklcby," is siud to
1 ..A1L, i. 1 1 , t .
uuvu ii:auy cMsicu, out under another name
and not to have heen merely the offspring
of a fertile imagination. The following nn"
ecdote respecting these noble minded origi
nals, is taken from the Manchester (HmO
. "The elder brother of Jus houso of
merchant-princes amply revenged him
self upon a libei'cjr who had made him
self merry wLn the peculiarities of the
amiable fraternity. This man publish
ed a pamphlet, in which one of the
brothers (I).) was designated as "Billy
Button," and represented as talking
largely of their foreign trade, having
travelers who regularly visited Chow
bctit, Bullock Smithy, and other forciurn
parts. Some "kind friend" had told V.
of this pamphlet, and W. had said that
the man would live to repent of its
publication. This saying was "kind
ly" conveyed to the libeller, who said
that he should disappoint them, for he
should take care never to be in their
debt. But the man in business docs
not always know who shall be his cred
itor. The author of the pamphlet
became bankrupt, and the brothers
held an acceptance of his which had
been indorsed to them by the drawer,
who had also become bankrupt. The
wantonly libelled men had thus become
creditors of the libeller ! They now
had it in their power to make him re
pent of his audacity, lie could not
obtain his certificate without their sig
nature, and without it he could not
enter into business ajjain. No had
obtained the number of signatures re
quired by the bankrupt-laws except
one. It seemed folly to hope that the
firm of "brothers" would supply the
deficiency. What, they who had
cruelly been made the laughing-stocks
of the public forget the "wrong, and
favor tjie wrong-doer ! lie despaired :
but the claims of a wife and children
forced him at last to make the applica
tion. J tumbled by misery he present
ed himself at the counting room ofthe
wronged. W. was there alone., and
his first words to the delinquent were
"Siiut the'door, sir!" sternly uttered.
The door was shut, and the libeller
stood trembling before the libelled,
lie told his tale, and produced his cer
tificate, which was instantly clutched
by the injured merchant. "You wrote
a pamphlet against us once !" exclaim
ed X. The supplicant expected to see
his parchment thrown into the fire:
but this was not its destination. AV.
took a pen, and writing something up
on the document, handed it back to
the bankrupt. He poor wretch!
expected to see there rogue, scoundrel,
libeller, inscribed ; but there was in
fair round characters, the signature of
the firm! "Vc make it a rule," said
V., "never to refuse signing the cer
tificate of an honest tradesman, and we
have never heard you was any thing
else." The tears started into the poor
man's eyes. "Ah !" said U, "my
saying was true. I said you would
live to repent writing that 'pamphlet.
I did not mean it as a threat: I on
ly meant that some day you would
know us better, and woidd repent
you had tried to injure us. I see
you repent of it now." "I do, I do,"
said the grateful man. "Well, well,
my dear fellow," said W., "you know
us now. How do you got on ? What
are you going to do ?" The poor man
stated that he had friends who could
assist him when his certificate was
obtained. "But how arc you off in
the meantime ?" And the answer was,
that having given up every farthing
to his creditors, he had been compell
ed to stint his family of even common
necessaries, that hc might be enabled
to pay the cost of bis certificate. "My
dear fellow," said AY., "this will nut
do your family must not suffer. Be
kind enough to take this ten-pound
note to your wife from me. There,
mere my dear tcllow nay, don't cry
it will be all well with you yet.
Keep up your spirits, set to work like
a man, and you will raise your head
amongst us yet." The overpowered
man endeavored in vain to express bis
thanks the swelling in his throat for
bade words ; hc put his handkerchief
to his face, and went out of the door
crying like a child.
l'rom tho Democratic Itcview.
OLD IRONSIDES ON A I.KK SIIOIU).
BY AN EYE WITXKHH.
It wns at the close of a stormv dnv in lm
year 183.3, when tho gallant frigate Coiisti-
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union, unaer ine command ot Uaptnm Llliot,
having on hoard the late Edward Livin.rf,,,,
kite minister at the Court of Franco, and his
family, and manned hy nearly five hundred
souls, drew near to tho choosof tho I!i..ri;l,
Chanmd. For four days she had been heat
ing down from Plymouth, and Oil tllO flf'lll
at evening, she nuidc her last tack lioni the
r rencii coast.
The watch was set at eight, P. M. The
Captain came on deck soon utter, and hav
ing ascertained the hearing of Scilly, gave
orders to keep the ship1 full rind bye,' re
marking at the same time to the officer of
the deck, that he might make the light on
the lee beam, but, he stated, he thought it
more than probable that hc would pass it
without seeing it. He then ' turned in,' us
did most of tho idlers, and the starboard
At a quarter past nine, P. M., the ship
headed west by compass, when the call of
"Light O !" wrus heard from the foretopsail
yard. "Where away?" asked the officer of
"Three points on the lee bow," replied
the look-out-man; which the unprofessional
reader will readily understand to nicun very
nearly straight ahead. At this moment the
captain appeared und took the trumpet.
"Call all h ands," was his immediate order.
"All hands!" whistled the boatswain,
with the long, shrill summons familiar to tho
ears of all who have ever been on board of
"All hands!" screamed the boatswain's
mates; and rrc the last eeho died away, all
hut the sick were upon deck.
The ship was staggering through a heavy
swell from the Bay of Biscay; the gale,
which had been blow ing several days, had
increased to a severity that was not to bo
nmde liht of. The breakers, where Sir
Cloiidesley Shovel and his fleet were de
stroyed in the days of Queen Anne, sang
their song of doedi before, and the Dead"
Man's Ledge replied in hoarser notes be
hind us. To go ahead seemed to be death,
and to attempt to go about was sure de
struction. The first thing that caught the eye of the
Captain was tho furled mainsail, which ho
had ordered to be curried throughout the
evening the hauling up of w hich, contrary
to the last order that he laid given on leaving
the deck, had caused the ship to fall off to
leeward two points, and had thus led her
into a position on a 'lee shore,' upon which
u strong pal,, was blowing l,orj jn whjch the
chance of safety appeared to the stoutest
nerves almost hopeless. That sole chance
consisted in standing on, to carry us through
the breakers of Scilly, or by a close graze
along their outer ledge. Was this destined
to be the end ofthe gallant old ship, conse
crated by so many a prayer and blessing
from the heart of a nation?
" Why is the mainsail up, when I ordered
it set ? " cried the Captain in a tremendous
"Finding that she pitched her bows un
der, I took it in, under your general order,
sir, that the ollicer ofthe deck should carry
sail according to his discretion," replied tho
Lieutenant in command.
"Heave the log," was the prompt com
mand to thp master's mate. The log was
"How fast docs she go ?"
" Five knots and a half, sir."
" Board the main tack, sir."
"She will not bear it," said the officer
To bo continued.
On Monday next, June '29th, at 0 1-2
o'clock, A. M., at the store of IVircc &
Brewer, will be sold a variety of articles,
such as Ginghams, Prints, Muslins, Flan
nel, Thread, Stationery, Brushes, assorted
Ilingham Boxes, Covered Buckets, Tubs,
Axes, ccc. itc. Terms made known at
time of sale.
FRANCIS JOHNSON, Auctioneer.
Six good Mules,
Enquire of LADD & Co.
June, G. tf.
United States Consulate,
Sandwich Islands May 25, 1810.
All persons indebted to the. estate of
Henry Thompson, mariner, deceased,
are requested to make immediate pay
ment: and those having claims upon
said estate to present them for Kettle
meat at this Consulate.
P. A. BRINSMADK,
U. S. Consul,