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greater depth of soil, more vegetation, and
Lmorc arable land in proportion to its ex
jn, tiaIl on the others, while at its south-
tern. . . ' . . .
(rn extremity only, exist two small era-
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Ao bay reduced others, (if such there
crc ) t tho level ot tuc surrounding soil,
Unit., are umlMtinguisnauic. un Ualiu, the
trit cs of volcanic action become more nu-
meroiH. an" lllc cnuur larger, wnuc on
M;iil'ic ,'ric,l)al one lorns l mountain of
l,.ven thousand tt'et elevation. Hut it is
not until we reach Hawaii, that this terrible
jvnev assumes its granucsT. ana most sub
,io foniH. Of the age of this island we can
,!, conjecture; it may have been coeval
with the Hood, or have been formed since the
christian era. Certainly no one can travel
ami viewiuo ungiuy nuns tu nuiuie, ami the
process of creation and destruction, as it
u-pre in nerpctual contest, without realiincr
the truth of the transitory existence of this
earth, and mat tno day may he not tar dis
iint when indeed "the elements shall mch
tiith fervent heat." 1 lawuii is Tearful ground
to tread upon. Wo are amazed at beholding
the visible fires of Kilauea and their terrific
action, but what arc they, but a mere speck,
in comparison witii the immensity and power
nt the force required to raise un moiintjiins
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of three miles perpendicular elevation, with
bases ot one thousand live hundred square
It nines. Hawaii was formed bv continual
and repeated eruptions, depositing layer of
ruck up"u layer, until it attained its pres
ent elevation, and for aught we know the
fame action is still going on, at present qui
etly, hut ready at any moment to burst, out
and overwhelm its unsuspecting inhabitants.
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Tuere cannot be a doubt that to a great ex
tent, the interior ot Hawaii is a vast globe of
lire, against the sides of which, the liquified
rooks dash their fiery spray, and roll with
unceasing noise, and were it not for the num
ber and magnitude of its vents, it would be
shaken to pieces by successive earthquakes.
We who live amid these scenes scarce be
stow a thought upon the dangers which en
viron us. Hut Vesuvius after having been
dormant for one thousand years, revived
and buried several cities in its devastating
streams, and the inhabitants of Catania, in
Sicily, regarded as fables the historical ac
counts of previous eruptions of Altnn. until
they were themselves overwhelmed in a sud-
d'n and instantaneous destruction: in manv
places where volcanoes have become over
grown with wood, and covered even with elc
pant villas, they have with scarce a warning
burst forth, and destroyed whole districts, as
occurred as recently as 1812, at St. Vin
(Tnts, West Indies, where nearly all the
plantations on that island were destroyed, thn
luva flowing so rapidly as to reach the sea in
f)ur hours. When this eruption took place
the earthquakes at Caracas, four h nridrrd
miles distant ceased, evidently showing that
there was a connection hrtwonn . ihn twn
planes. With such precedents, it would cer.
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tainly not bo astonishing if any of these cra
ters winch are at present quiescent, should
at any moment burst forth, and renew similar
Scenes of desolation, and even Kauai mav
five vent by some submarine communication
to the fires of Hawaii.
Hawaiian Indmtry. A girl in the employ
of Peck &. Co., Koloa, has reeled a pound
OK'i a quarter of fine silk in one day. In the
United States, one pound is considered a fair
day's work for the best reelers.
The three days" of the French revolu
tion were celebrated by La Danaide, on the
23th ult., by firing half hour guns through
out the day, and being dressed in mourning
for thoso who fell on that occasion On thn
I 30th three royal salutes wcro fired, at sun-
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Ij meridian and sunset, and the ship was
! beautifully decorated with tho flags and sir-
; ,Ja3ot difierent nations. On the 3 1st she
J as visited by His Maiestv. for whom th
yards were manned and a salute of twenty
fe'uns i,red with the Hawaiian flag at the
fore. La Danaido is a new ship, on her first
vyage, and in beautiful order.
She eails on Monday next, much to the
rcgrct of the rnswlpniu ,ik
I l'easureof an acquaintance with her acconi-
plished commander and officers. We wish
them aubon voyage," and speedy return
to " la belle France."
The Flora takes homo upwards of two
hundred tons of sugar and molasses, of Sand
wich Island produce. Somo of which was
raised by, and shipped on account, of the
natives. This is a much greater amount
than has ever been before sent from the
islands, and we hope the enterprising owners
will realize a profitable voyage, and thus en
courage both Hawaiian and foreigners to a
more rapid development of tho natural re
sources of the country. A good export,
will soon bring wealth and business amongst
us. Sixteen thousand ioiit shin nln nm
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sent in the Flora, and tho first shipment of jrfm first paying thctn their
raw silk, from the plantation of Peck ft Co.,verc cnc'1 l couple of glass
Koloa. ' nd brandy, by way of a wlic
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The new iron sugar mill imported from the
United States, for tho King, has been set
up at Wailuku, JMaui, and is about to be
put in ope i at ion.
lodge by the bush with the woman of my
choice, than to strut over a Turkey carpet,
gape on the sofas, yawn by the piano, and
dream over the sideboard, in all the dark,
gloomy and horrible forebodings of a bachel
or of forty, for they know the time is past
twenty-five years arc never to be recalled."
A Mf.iiry Life. In 1813, a sailor
who had just returned from India, with
more money than he well knew what
ing office for a long time. Sidney Rig
don, who lias figured so largely in the
history of the Alormons, was at that
time employed in this printing office,
and it was no doubt copied by him.
When a highland party of robbers was
formed for an expedition against their neigh
bour's property, they and their friends pray
ed as earnestly to Ilcavcn for success, as if
they were engaged in tho most laudable de-
. i ... . , , . . . niou- e eonsiani pennon oi grace oi ine
to do with, look tin his residence nt n Lt.i i li? j
public house in Chelsea, and spent his great fervour, in these terms: "Lord turn
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mm; aim mss money in llie lonowini
manner : Me walked out before break
fast in the morning, and ihe first per
the following the world upside down, that Christians may
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make bread ot it." The plain Knghsh of
sons ho met of the laboring class, both become, for their benefit, a scene of rapino
The corner stono of the new Roman Cath
olic Chapel was laid on the Gth, His Maj
esty, Gov. Kekuanaon, and the officers of
La Danaide being present.
The Japanese went in the Harlequin Ail".
3rd, grateful for the hospitality which they
received at the islands. They visited La
Danaide on Saturday, where they were po
litely received by Capt. Kosainel and shown
through the ship. The complete order on
board and the immense power of tho arma
ment seemed to make a deep impression on
their minds. .
It is to be regretted they left so soon as
they were just begining to acquire ideas
which could not fail to be useful should they
return to their native land. They will at
least be able to say, that Christian are not
such dangerous characters as the IViponcsc
government suppose them to be, since to
them they have been mainly indebted Tor
rescue from starvation or a watery grave, for
their support in a foreign land and for their
outfit and passage towards home. The idea
that their own government arc cruel in
their treatment of shipwrecked manners by
inhumanly repelling all who return from a
foreign land, seemed to be new to their minds,
and tho government can be excusable only
on the supposition that they believe the earth
to be flat and Japan "somewhere about the
centre of it ;" of course a Junk blown offin a
storm could not be long absent before they
would arrive at the inevitable conclusion that
she must have reached the jumping off place
"whence none return." Such oftheirsubjeets
as are brought back in ships they probably
regard as runaways attached to foreigners
and of course like them to be shut out by
force fromtheir country. Izero acknowledged
the injustice of the law and promised to" do
all in his power to correct the erroneous
impressions of his government.
' In case it is inconvenient for the Gov. of
Kamschatka to return these unfortunate men
they will remain, on board the Harlequin
and be again received at this place, and it is
to be hoped that a vessel may be fitted out
in the courso of a year for the double pur
pose of returning them and opening a trade
if possible on some part of the coast.
Tho Rev. H. Bingham after a residence
hero of l20 years takes the voyage in the
Flora on acoount of the feeble health of
Mrs. B. and to promoto tho objects of the
mission in tho U. S. They will bo absent
about eighteen months.
When I was not worth 140 dollars, I
married. My wife earned thirty-one and a
quarter cents with her ncedje, I earned seventy-five
cents with my "hammer ; yet I
never was to this day without a loaf of bread
and a shilling. You have heard how Law
rio Todd begun houso keeping ; the invento
ry was true ; wo had but three chairs, ono
more than our need ; you may have a hun
dred, but you can only sit on one at a time.
Had I my life to begin anew, and in the same
circumstances. I WOldd lust t r tta I rlirl fliAn
at the ago of twenty-two 1 would rather work, and that it remained at a print
men and women, he hired for thednv.
He then brought them to thn lmno.
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rim nrst paying them their wnercs, or-
es ot shrub
et for break
fast, which consisted of hot rolls,
toast, bread arid butter, tea, cofiee,
eggs, beefsteaks, and brands. The re
mainder of the day, till dinner, he kept
them singing, dancing, driiikino. fro
At 1 o'clock the sailor had dinner serv
ed up, which consisted of good roast
beef, boiled legs of mutton, plumbpud
ding, and porter ; andafter dinner there
was plenty of port wine and liquors.
The wine was brought by a dozen
bottles at a time. This socinl tar never
hired the same persons to be merry a
second day, but had a fresh party eve
ry morning; and his company, ench
day, was limited to twelve persons, be
sides the musician.
My dear, what shall we have for
dinner to day ?' 'One of your smiles,' re
plied the husband, 'I can dine on that
any day ; 'But I can't' said Mrs. .
'Then, take this,' said he, giving her a
kiss as he departed for his ollice. He re
turned to dinner : 'This steak is excel
lent,' said he, 'what did you pay for
it ?' 'What you gave me this morning, '
said she. 'You did ! said he, 'then
you shall have market money the rest
of the lime.'
The Liverpool correspondent of the
New York Star, relates the following
anecdote in a recent letter:
"A quack doctor of no very equiv
ocal caste, went to the levee, when
some knights were to be made. Each
ivnnflnttiitn I . r r r 1 4 ! T . 1 1 .
lain a card, on which was written his
Christian and surname. This Mr. Al-
dis did as they did, knelt down, got
tnc royal accolade, and rose up "bir
Charles Aldis." It was impossible to nn-
knight him. nnd bir Charles the scamp
remains, it was ueorgc the Fourth
who gave him the title, and never was
a man, a monarch more annoyed when
the mistake wtis discovered ; for on the
very wall of St. James' Palace was
posted, the next day, square bills re
commending "Sir Charles Aldis' Pills
which contain no mercury."
The Mormon Bible The origin
of this work which it litis puzzled many
to account for, being evidently the pro
duction of a cultivated mind, yet found
in the hands of exceedingly ignorant
and illiterate persons, is at length ex
plained. It was written in 1812 jor
amusement as a historical romance of
the lost race, the remains of whose
numerous mounds and forts are found
on the banks of the Ohio. The author
was Rev. Solomon Spaulding, a gradu
ate of Dartmouth College, who re
sided at New Salem, Ohio ; and on
the appearance of a Mormon preacher
there, many of the friends of the de
ceased clergyman recollected passages
which he had read to them during the
time he was engaged in composing it.
On inquiry, the original manuscript
was found among his papers. It also
appeared that at one time he had some
thoughts in relation to printing the
Recipe for Pving Black. What's tho
best recipe for dying black ? Hanging, said
a wag, who overheard the question.
If you wish your sons to become tipplers,
make it a point to use ardent spirits in tho
morning ; before dinner ; when cold, wet,
heated, or fatigued ; and occasionally recom
mending its use in their presence.
And finally. If you would always have a
clear conscience, be an honest man and a
Christian, and pay the printer.
The superiority of some men is merely lo
cal. They arc great, because their associates
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POSIT OP HONOLULU
Aug. 3, Am. bark Flora, Spring, New York.
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PASSE NO E Its.
Flora, Rev. II. Bingham, lady and three
children. Mrs Thurston, and five children.
Mr. A. Rogers, lady, child and servant.
Mr. F. Olmsted, for New York. Capt.
Shaw, and two children, Mr. E. L. Gray,
Harlequin, Capt. J. O. Carter, lady and
45 bales 4-4 TJrown Cotton.
12 bales 3-4 Brown Cotton.
3 bales Brown Drill.
1 case White Drill.
15 cases Blue Cotton.
cases Blue Nankins,
cases Fine Cambrics.
'2 cases Cotton Hosiery.
G cases Prints, assorted.
3 packages assorted Hardware.
50 kegs White Lead.
40 kegs Black Paint.
25 kegs Green Paint.
1 case of Verdigris, in cans.
2 casks of Linseed Oil, in cans.
25 bolts Russian Canvas3.
2 bales Bagging.
52 boxes Lemon Syrup.
3 boxes Stoughton's Bitters.
16 boxes Olive Oil.
12 kegs Nails, assorted.
15 boxes Claret.
20 coils Russian cordage.
30 coils Manila Rope.
2 Chain Cables, 1 3-4 and 3 inche.
4 small Anchors.
G cases Sheathing Copper.
30 barrels Flour.
40 barrels Beef and Pork.
100 barrels Navy and Pilot Bread.
150 boxes Glass, assorted.
6 boxes China Shaws.
1 box Satin Figured Handkerchiefs.
1 box Pongee Handkerchiefs.
Honolulu, An?. 8, 18 W. tf- . ,