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s,mn)(le(l all beneath, from our view, but in
,1C back ground,' sixty-five miles distant,
wC in bold relief, like some ocean island,
the dark blue peaks of Maui; for they had
that tiin.'0' Their appearance, at once drew
j-ri), all, one sympathizing burst of delight
a. astonishment. Though they were actu
nv three thousand feet below us, with more
two third of their height enveloped in
va tor, there they wrro, seemingly rising for
i.i in perj)endicular height above,' and with
proximity that appeared fearful. It was a
On Hawaii we find the districts of
t iiiine.i , " W hy,,,,; ,; llannku.i, 'M lai,,kon;,,
Ma nia Ken," lyh; Mannu llnatah.i," Iluahii; Alan'
Mi l.a, ( ,a l-oa; the i.o.th point, Opnlu, prin'cd
Ijpolu; wiuih roint, Iv.ho, omitted; llio Unid iil'lva
I'ool iue, punu'd Kiuhtohnve; l.ahi'inaluna, " ,alui
naliiuu. ?r :iiul.i r eiK.ix occur throughout the Cliart.
Tim country nhout Kil.nu a, ,., Hawaii, marked hh
oerllowd nlh lava, i (ocicd will, n k rriovlh
ol heavy tin .her, on u thin Mil, thioih whiih the vol
canic iii 'k ex vaMona lv t hovs itself. r
I lie highest peak of Mauiiii Kea u placed twclv
imlu too I r to ih;. east, and live to the norih from it
In.e pom' ion. It hens vwsf In- imrili r,,.... w..: .i .. ."
and north, half .,,(, tine, tiom the triot crater on the
Mimmit ol Maunu l.oa. 'I here i nU, a jiroat enor in
connecting two tiihus of inountuim, link ins hut one
hdo ol tlci.i. Ih.i e to the north of Waiinea, wmie
live Ihou.sanel hot nllitndc, ju ,,railcl wit, theioaM,
tind uie a tiiiiliiH'l j anie fioiii Manna Ken, Cmnii which
heyaie M--aralcd hy a plain llf.een mile in width,
thickly wooded toward Iii'o
liilo and Kuilna It ays are loo deeply indented. At
the former place too lagoons ate laid down, two miles
in Ii.c idili and eviendin inland three miles. These
lagoons sue meie crreks, of a few roh in width, Und
liainin- lint a short distance lion, the shore.
Kauai is rcplcie with errors. iS'a I'ali, the celebrated
precipe c, on the Chart oinincnces at Wnioli (mis
spelt ai.ih.) Its true position is m;ven mile- west
ward tiom that place. Ilanalei hiv,anl the adjoining
roast, ami indeed mncl, of the outline of the island,
though on so small a scale as scarcely to admit of criti
cism, dis.iu:e will, the unpublished map of Mr. Icn-
liison, who, s c years a-o, thoiou-hly surveyed the
Maud, at the expense of the S. I. Mission. His map is
undoubtedly -nrrcct. and we hope will soon be engra
ved at Lalitinaluna.
Koloa (on riiissint, Chgrt Kaloa) lies three miles
nioie to the west. W ahiaw a, six miles. The coast here
is decidedly w roii.', tiom Koloa to I Iain pepe, it ex
tends westerly, w is li but few indentations, f.y Chart
nort h y . I , w ilti a bay tw o miles deep, l'ron, I laiiapcpo
toAn,niea (minted Wcime nm-ili mo: In- f 'l.r. t
ectaclc worth months cf toil, and one of
those which visit man but rarely in' this world
0fsad realities. The effect Was too over
whelming for us to stop and reason upon the
causes of the. phenomenon. Let cold calcu
lating philosophy do that. , Here wo wore on
the summit of one of the sublimcst of Cod's
own work-!, shut out from earth, and arouml
us the mighty pinnacles of nature's glorious
temple ; the beautiful, grand, terrific and sub
lime commingling in most perfect harmony.
The attributes of the Almighty, love, justice
and mercy were here shadowed forth in all
their fulness in his works, and we feeble
creatines, could but admire and adorn. Tim
' iion nimea
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slKUies oi infill, caused us to leave, anu we imnnwcM. i no westernmost point proieets
, ' i i .,.., , i i , 1 t,rte '"'' beyo ikI its true position. The situations of
hurried our reluctant steps downward, and , places aie grossly out of the way. Kolo lies parallel
with Italian, aula. On the Chart a parallel line places
it nine miles and n half to the north of if. Waiinea
liki'M ise is made to he farther noith th in' Nawiliwili,
. i, ,i i V i- v. iicm ii s i , ne i i i ii 1 1 it is iiirce miles south ot tliat Til-
""r" i ivrp unuer, auoiuuig! lage. I he imp f the interior is but a tancv sketch,
smiio slight protection from the keen inoiiii- i "OI"l ? ' tho ""'.'"'."s hci.. co,rc tly lai.l down. It
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re tly ascertained, and the surroundim; coast and cmni
trvA'Mrwf from them. Houb less those w ell acquaint
d wiih the other islands would delect many like mis
takes. If so many ocur in tin best chart we have at
present, it shows most conclusively the necessity of a
thorough scientific survey of thw uroup. It is true, that
the prcM-nt charts answer for all crtminoii it!rios(s of
navigation, nnd we never hear of the loss of a vessel
through their incorrectness. The islands are so small,
and the points touched al so few, that nautical men
have but few opportunities of n practical examination
of the roasts; but as they rise in importance, civiliza
tion increases, and their natural resources become de
veloped, an accurate knowledge of all 1, arbors, road
steads, soils, and productions, become! of frreat im
portance to the residents and indirectly to their res
pective countries. We hope ('apt. Wilkes, of the Ex
ploring tftjuudron will look to this.
alter a descent of about eight hundred feet,
we lotmd an overhanging rock, just large
The. French Corvette'. La.' Dannidc, T.
Uosamcl, Commandant, arrived from Cali
fornia on Mond-iv last.. Soon alter dropping
anchor, salutes were 'exchanged, with the
fort. On Thurndny sho was visited byCJov.
Kekuanaoa, who received the honors' due to
his. rank. J. a J)anaido will remain several
weeks, and then proceed to Manila.
Mis Hawaiian Majesty anil suite to
lcavu Lnhaina for Honolulu in a few days
so letters from Maui state.
i.ist of oiTicr.Hs or i iu'.nch corvetti:
Corvette lYnncaisc, la Dunuide, 21 ranoi,3 do CO.
1 0 homines d'eijuipage.
Ten. 1)k linsAMEi,, V ' .'nn do Corvette.
Tavhks, l.i(!iitenant k i.-seau Second.
Amy, l.ieutenanl do VaissetMi.
IIhvnat, Kiisvun de ais-eaii.
Hk. ('aciiaro, Ensein do Vaisscau.
Tisijukt, r.nseiizin de VaisseaH.
Cociii:, ('ommis il'adininistration.
l.iAt'TAi'i), Chirurien Maior.
I.K I'lili., Lleve le 1 ise Cl'asse.
I). Makkuii., Klevi! do 1 ise ( lasCr
liAUNAur, Kleve de 2 nue Classe.
KkyAionkni:, l.lcve do 2 emu Classe.
IIouuin, Second Chiurijien.
tain air. This was to be our couch. From
the dampness of the ground it was evident
that the snow had not been melted Ion" from
here. The long twilight afforded us plenty
time to eat our frugal meal, and prepare our
lodging place, which was to select the smooth
est portions of the rock. As there was but
little choice in that particular, we soon re
signed ourselves to our stony bed, having
first bundled ourselves well ip in blankets.
Thermometer 40. Mauna Loa bore s. w.
true from us.
We found it impossible to sleep, the rari
fication of the atmosphere still causing faint
ness. until wc drew our blankets over our
heads. Up at sunrise, Thermometer 30,
and a fine bracing morning it w as. . My
companions, not having seen the snow, dis
believed the guide's statement the cvenin"
previous, and started themselves to seek the
summit. Having ascended the hill which
the guide had pointed out, they found another
arising two hundred or more feet above tluit,
which after great labor they scaled. These
lulls are composed of loose sand, into which
one slips knee deep at every step. The sec
ond one was frozen hard. . This they found
to he the highest point; it was composed of
Jla?, lava and gravel. The snow or rather
re lay in the chasms, in spots in masses ten
feet deep, fourteen wide and three hundred
long. About five hundred fect down, in a
southerly direction, lay the pond of water,
the existence of w hich has been often doubt
ed. It lies in the basin of a small crater,
and at that distance appeared green and
slimy. Hav-in oiled ncnirn. ns n monument
1L ., . 0 . ' -
T) ineir success, they returned in all hast
PRUSSIAN CHART OF THE HAWAIIAN
GROUP OF ISLANDS.
3 mTllc nhove Chart, of which notice appeared in n for
; mer niiinlior. has been li.ii.iler! us. it h n rnnu tr.
) i e,8U(i crrors s personal observations on the sever
ij i winds enable us to detect. It is beautifully execu-
"HI 011 a small ncule, but sullieiently largo for the t;en
i pnrjioscs of navigation. Those who have nlten.
I 1 V "".V'V"1 'no several lines of coasts of these
ps 11 ' -I tlu!ect llt onco many crrors; thougrh doubt-
soma respects much superior. Tho inferior of the
'Minds i8 beautifully delineated, but evidently more
I ',' ? "Is,ant vit'ws, than fiom internal surveys. Great
' "J'UUSIOIl PXISI in rn I nnn.nilnlnu 'l'r,
7 1 nro ,uken indiocriminately from the vocabularies
1 n ;,;rly yoyagers. and from the printed reports of the
1 r ;r,onar,Cf,i which of course destroys all uniformity.
in ... J. nimes are m almost every instancodillerent-
frprm ",w"n iven to dillcrent places. The author
, .' rn,v n.PPoaw to have regarded them as distinct
Mr, . l,'wTeguUrity arises from ijrnoranro of the
aro !l fer0f tho lKUKe. The letters t,r and d, which
' v. lit 1 upniiu IIUAH -i . I ......
The Episcopal Service was read last Sun
day, with a sermon at the Chapel, in a clear
and impressive manner -by P. A. Jirinsinade,
Esq., who will continue the same, until the
pulpit is regularly supplied. To those w hose
privilege has been to have been educated in
tho forms and tenets of the Episcopal church,
this is a most agreeable change, and cannot
fail to illumine A feeling of devotion, which
the barrenness of tho Presbyterian form
would ever fail to kindle.
A few weeks practice of the chants will give
the choir the necessary experience in bring
ing them out properly. If this change is to
be of any permanency, we rccommned the
use of the collection of hymns attached 'to
the pniycr book, as being infinitely superior
in diction, poetry and devotion to that com
piled for the use of seamen. Eew collec
tions contain so many gross deviations of
metrical inles, such perversion of the king's
English, with so little that can be called poe
try as the latter," and we sincerely hope it
will be altogether dispensed with.
An article oh the manners mid customs of the natives
of the Navigator's groups has been received, und will
ho given in a future number.
Our thanks are due to Dr. 1$ aldvvin for his attention
in sending the Polynesian nn account of the "Ship
wrecked Japanese." It will be presented to our read
ers in our next number.
POUT OP HONOLULU.
Several specimens of raw s;lk from the
plantations at Koloa and Ilanalei, have been
received at Honolulu lately, which for even
ness of thread, strength and gloss, are unsur
passed by the best productions of skill in the
United States. They are reeled from the
pure American worm, and from tho cross
breed, of. the American and China. The
white specimen which has tho strongest
thread, w from the American. The others
are of the -mixed breed, and givo a finer
thread of a delicate straw or dark orange
color of exceedingly beautiful ; lustr. A
portion of this was reeled by tU native
women, and proves beyond doubt their abili
ty to compete, (under proper management)
with foreign reelers. -The only hindrance
8 an !ra. V w ,y UB "re aroppeu iromine uawan-i ' ,
riSnteS w L a1(1 are not to be found ay of t,10)to a mrg croP tms eeason.'may arise from
I SitoPhm90am" they -a threatened scarcity of mulberry leaves.
July 19, lr. brig Clementine, Powbcys,
from 1 lawaii.
" 20; French Corvette, La Danaide, 21
guns, T. Ilosatnel, Commandant,
ID days from Monterey.
" 20, Am. whale ship Nautilus, Ellis,
IVew Pedlord, 20 mo. 1,400 bbls.
The Nautilus toiu-hes here to leave Capt.
illis, who is too ill to remain on board.
The Nautilus will continue her cruise under
charge of the first ollicer. Capt. Ellis spoke
three weeks since, the St. ("Jeorge, Fisher,
New Pedlord, 10 months, 500 bbls. Also,
the Cadmus, JMayhew, Fairhaven, 2-3 mos.
1 ,800 barrels.
July 24, Am. whale ship George, Lake,
New Bedford, G mos. 100 bbls.
July 22, Pr. brig Clementine, Powbeys; for
22, Pr. shipEuropa, Lacy, Valparaiso.
23, Am. whale ship Nautilus, to cruise.
24, Am. whaleship (ieorge, to cruise.
TASK UNCJ KUS.
Per Europa, Mr. Dickson and lady.
La Danaido reports ship Alert at IMonte
rey, 27 June, 150 days from Boston via Val
Park Index, Scott, from Lima, same day.
Schooner Morse, Fitch,, arrived 1ft June,
has taken Mexican colors, and is called the
United States ship St. 'Louis, Forest,
Commander, at Monterey, July 1, to leave
in a few days for.Mazatlan and Valparaiso.
Jtfusk. It is said that n grain of
musk is capable of pcrfumincr, for sev
eral years, a clmmfier twelve feet
pqunro Yvithoiit'stistuininpr any sensible
diminution of its volume or itn vveicrht.
But such a chamber contains 2,085,984
cubic inches, and each cubic inch con
tains 1000 cifbic tenths of inches, mnk
injr, in all, nearly then billions, of cubic
letiths of an Inch. Now it is probable,
indeed nhnost certain, that each such
cubic tenth of inch of the air of the
roo!M contains one or more of the par
ticles of the musk, and -that this air
bus been changed many thousand of
times. Imagination recoils before a
eomputation'of the number of the par
ticles thus dilfused and expended
Vet have they altogether (inappreciable
'tccighl or magnitude. "
HE1T2.7 IPi-TT &, CO.,
Have for sale,
10 barrels American Pcef, superior quality.
10 bar. Am. Flour, yap. qual. (Gallcgo Br.)
50 barrels California Beans.
20 baskets Champagne.
GOO slieets Sheathing Copper, 1G and 21 6z
The 'Teacher of ihe Oaliu Charity School,
having (within a short time") either lost or
mislaid, a copy of Parker's Progressive Kx
rrciscs in Composition; will gladly reward
the individual who may have the kindness to
restore the same.
Honolulu, 'J It li July. 3W
Have for 3 ale,
20 boxes 1 lyson Tea.
12 boxes Souchong Tea.
10 boxes I lyson Skin.
10 barrels Freh Flour.
40 boxes Soap.
kg. . i.
For New York.
The Park Flora, Spring
Ar., ;n c...:i i.
iuii.-nv.i, . 111 ruin iui U1U illJUVU
port, the first of August. '
For freight or passage apply to
July 11. nl.
Persons having in their possession books
belonging to the undersigned, are request
ed to return them.
JOHN DIELL. ""
July 11, 3v.
The good Schooner Clahion,
33 tons burthen, well found in
--- tackle and apparel ; good sea-
boat and fair sailer.
PEIUCE Sc BREWER.
1 . .t.. 1 .
j my 11. tf.
10,000 Coral Stone,
50 Piles Lime Stone, 1 "".
100 Cords Wood, 4 '
400 bbls. Salt,
2,000 lbs. Arrow Root,
50 Bbls. Beans,
For Sale by LADD & Co.
June, C. tf. -
.A Copper Riveted anil Iron Bound
Leather Traveling Trunk. Also, An
Excellent English Fowling Piece.
Apply to L. II. ANTTION.
June 9, 1810. . tf.
BAKE US PROM CAIVTOiV.
Good pcoplo all walk in and buy,
Of Jam ti'- Mow, good cake and. pio:
Bread hard or soft, for land or sea,
"Celestial" made: come buy of we. . '
' June 15. -' , tf.