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(luce a mar. of his scientific attainments,
I" rWi Iiia reputation on such a fabulous ac
.oimt to his friend? When he says, p. 424,
"Fearful indeed must the spectacle have
been, when this volcano was iii a state of
activity," his description might have referred
jo that period, and if we view it as a mere
sketch drawn from his imagination, it is truly
graphic-though still improbable, hut the cx
jtlicitness and minuteness of detail in the
letter, leave no room for such a supposition,
jli:, words arc, "at present in terrific activi
ty'' ' , ' . -'
The guide, who accompanied him to the
summit, resides at Hilo, and has since cou
nted two other travelers, at distinct peri
0j to the very spot where these observa
tions arc said to have been .made. lie
states that at both of these visits U appeared
the same as when Douglas was there, mere
v a little smoke issuing from some of the fis
sures. The rest was a great pit. probably
much the same as Kilauea would appear if it
were emptied of lava. It has been in action
as late as July, 1 83'2, when it shot up a light
for several nights, of sufficient brightness to
be distinguished one hunched and ten miles,
and it may burst forth again at no distant
period, hut whatever may be its . real state,
it certainly possesses interest enough to' in
duce some scientific individual
We may be considered as Uncharitable itl
thus criticising-the dead, but it is-.ccrtainlv
die to trutn ami science to . rectuy. error,
Tme who read. Douglas's Memoir abroad,
a:iJ arc v!i!ly unacquainted with the local
ities mentioned therein, and the. nature .of
volcanic1 action, would scarce notice .tiicsg
discrepancies, and set him down as i a travel
er of ureat . rosea rchV'and ne-whosc labors
shiuld jnstly immortalize him,.. This opinion
would d xibtless b confirmed by finding it re'7
published in the, Hawaiian Spectator) 'almost
vpn the very spot of his researches, without
mte or comment of nny' kind. 'Certainly
quire unpardonable in its editors, if their pe
riodical was intended as a vehicle of correct
and scientific information in regard t6 the
11 - '
isliiniis. . . v . . .
The traveler who visits) -Hawaii with
D.iuglas's journal as a guidebook, finds him
self confused at once. ; His descriptions are
exceedingly meagre and unsatisfactory, and
so little attention, paid t'o names and system
of detail, that it is almost impo.ssi.blo to follow
him, or to get at his real meaning. ' Had he
11 i'd to publish his journal himself, it daunt
to - give it a
Knpaa to Kcpu,
Taxable men, -
t do. women, - . -
do. boys, -'
Boys under 14, - -Girls
do. - - '-.
Men having 3 or more children
V6inen do. . do.
Old men, ' . -Old
Ilanapcpe to Nuajolo, ,
Taxable men,' ' - ' - - ,
' do., women,
' do. .boys, - - -do.'
girls, - .
Boys under 14,
Girls, do.; - -
Men having 3 or more children,
Women do. dp.
Old mn, . - - . . -Old
women, - -
Americans, - . - ' . -Knglish,'
Other nations, V -' -
. Half breeds,. (children,) - '
. . -Males, 4020
. Females, 4135
. " ' -,
-W-. Total, 1575 i
. . '-,'' ' 9G'
." ; Grand total, 'fWt
Grand total in 1836 8631
Grand total in 4 8i 1 0D77 V : ' .
Decrease the last four years 83. '
Population of that district of Kauai, reaching
. eastward from Waioli' twenty miles, to
Kealia, and westward fifteen miles to
r J 83 1
Adults. .Children. Total.
2533 ms 3251
2551 569 3120
2229' 706 2936
' . . -CX TRACTS'." -
Coldest: op all Climates. The
earth, ling ho spot upon its'surfnee,- ei
ther iwbiuble or .otherwise, which is-
lcs8 would have been purged of much ofrhis sa'cohl as Yakutsk, a paltry yet princi
aaibiguity . .. . paf 'tow a of -Eastern Siberia, wherc.a
r . . ' few wooden bouses are intermixed with
re. At iO o'clock Thurschiy c.vcning a,j luimerous lints, plastered 'over vvi
jroke out in the. upper part of this town COW diing", and windowed wjtli i(
otally destroyed a 'house belonging to An this. .dreary arid remote region'. i'l
earth is always frozen, . the summer's 1
Hiaw never reaching below. three feet
from "the surface, the subterranean ice
fiavuicr'n commitcd.'dcnth of 200 vnrds.
Im Majesty breakfasted ori board. La'.
Danaide, Tuesday morning: in company with
anu.nhcr ofres.dents, At 12 o'clock, after In I,minrvthn tli-rinnmnt U.'
weigh, aiidwasfollowedoutfl hhrborirf.0
by the Paahia, which after receiving Hi9; )tc expedition, and yet the ill
Mniety and suite on board, stood fur Maui. I "tauts. favored .by ft warm , thoucrh
while the Man-of-war nrocet ded nn ilpr . short summer, .reap both . wheat and,
. . . . 1 lA.- - I t,' II
uuney, miu cimiyaie successiuily pot-
aiocs, ana various other hardy veget
sins were likely in the end to place them,
in that division and then exclaimed, "who
dare be a goat?" . .
"I dare !" roared a sailor from the. gal
lery.. ' ' . V.
"How ?" said the preacher in astonish
ment, "you dare to-"
"Aye, master,"' interrupted the sailor,
."cause you sec I won't take a stump from
any body." ;
' ' , - ,
v A Hint to Wives. "IM am not at
Ijonic from the party to -night at .10
o'clock',". said a nusband to his better and
bigger half, "don't wait for me."
"That I won't," replied the lady, sig-:
hificantly, "I voh't wait, but I'll come for
The gentleman returned at 1 0 "o'clock
precisely. - . . . ' '
As the rate Rev. Dr. Pringle, of- Perth,
was taking .a walk oho 'summer afternoon
upon the Inch1, two. young beaus took it intp
their heads to bVeak a jest upon the parson.
Walking briskly up to him j and making their
how politely; they asked him if he cpuld
tell them the color of the devil's wig I The
worthy clergyman, survcyingthem attentively
a few seconds, made the lolldwing .reply
"Truly here is a most surprising case ! Two
nicn have served a master all the days. of.
their life and don't know thccoloi4' of his
In this ''place, on the 11th insh, by
Rev. John Dkll, Mr. Gamaliel Drew to
Miss Abigail' Ehvell. '
k I L 1 It ,W
PORT OP HONOLULU.
: ; ; '. i
Native population of Kauai, embracing four
districts. Census of 140.' This.censUs
has lx;en taken with great cafe and may
he relied on ns correct. . ' !
Wawahiiaihi to Keaia.: . . "
Taxable men, . . . 1 '; ,
faahlo women, . , . , .
Taxable boys, . . ' .
Taxable girls, .. . : , ..
ls under fJjui teen, . ' . :
OirU under fourteen, . ; ' -
Men having three or more children,
..ww iiijj J All lliuiu VllllUIUIl
jJvipu to Wal.iawa,
i laxahle men.
Jl':i having 3 or more childfpn,
'i hi- 11
. A village without a blacksmith's shop
should be very moral and innocent, , for in it
there'can be neither rtce'Jior forgcryIIook.
A. nnh named-Death';; still a resident of
this state formerly Jived in. this city. Over
the door of his store was the sign of 'Rectifi
ed whiskey,' ind directly under that his.namo,
'Absalom Death. Aif old lady from the
country; with her 'son, a liearty lad, was one
day quietly wending her way through the
street in a v,aggon 1 this sign - caught her
eye,; Stop 4 Kectifiod Whiskey, Abso
lute Death. That's a fact ! Johnnv let me
get out, there is one honest man in Cincin
nati ; I want to see wliat he looks like.
Ntto Covington I Vhig.
Ukfusino a Stump.- A clergyman, a
while since, in speaking of the future con
dition of his hearers, 'according as their
lives should happen' to be? pure or other
wise, made the usual division of them into
sheep and goats. He dwelt upon the
condition of each. He especially enlarged
upon the mi -erics of the latter, and upon
the presumptuous conduct of those whose
Aug. ..10, Am. Whale ship Phoenix, Fitch,
'..-. New London ;'3 ms. 2,700, bbls.
-" '11,' -Am. Ship Lansanne, Spaulding,
Columbia Uiyer, July 4$.via. San.
't . :r Franc.isco and Podego,- July .26.' '
: " 4, . Tab it fan whale barque Eagle, 6
, months, ,250 bbls. r
Lausanne, left at the Cblurhhia, Brig Ma
ryland,, from New-York ; St. Francisco, the
Ship Alciope, Clapp; Dark Index, Scott; and
Sch. California, ' Cooper. -Ship Alert had
lejr .Monterey for St. Francisco. . " ."'
10. French Corvette La Danaide,
M. Rosamel Commander, for Ma
nila. 10, Haw. Sth.-Paaluaj Maiu'. :
13, Haw. Sch. Clarion, for Kauai.
PA SSK ISO E R S,
Sch. Clementina, W. French, Ksq., Rev.
Lowell Smith and lady.
' Lausanne, Messrs Dutton, Wright, and
Geiger. . .' ' ... f
Sch. Paalua, His Hawaiian Majesty and
. Clarion, Rev. J. Diell. '
, NOTfCE. ; .
Ttie S?ut4oribcr have tbis day entered into Co-nart-ncrship
under tlio- firm o( "
13.' Sc H. GRIMES, y
for the transaction of Mercantile I'lisiiiess.
1 UtRAM (JItlAtiX
Honolulu, Mmh 12,1840. . '
- SACRKD MUSIC. v
M. Cr.KiN begs leave to inform thq
Ladies and Gentlemen of Honolulu, that
the Chapel will- be lighted on Friday
Evenings for exercises in Sacred Music.
Those interested in this service, arc res
pectfully invited to attend.
Aug. 15, 1340. 3v. . "
. E. & IL GRIMES,
Have on hand and for sale on reasonable
tenns, un assoiUricnt of Englisb, .American, and China
Cued. Among uhichinay be found I he following, viz.
Brown, Blue, White Cotton xnnd Linen
Drilk Cotion lldkfs. -lilack. lilec, nnd MiiCe Mncn
and Cotton '1 b ead, lilciu bcu nd Liiblcacl ou Amori
can '.'otloiif, tliiti.rt,nt widliin nnd qualhim. Aliiclican, '
EiiIIi and I'lencu I'linis. Men's and Women's Cot
ton J.loiur,y. KidCloe. Saiin India Uubber nnd
Cotlon Suspenders. iUarking Ink. Kelt IJibands. . Ped
licki.v'. Sudor t?lii C3. Dlack J laic Men and worn -,'
eii's Whons . Ihojjan, and calf .-Lin Uooih nnd Pumps.
While Shirts, with linen and trraes floth bosoms, l'et-
ticout Kobe?. I'uio lijr-h l.incns. Kiiiilipb L0112 Cloth.
I Uuady Made Clothing', Cotton, Nankin, &c. &c. Tas
ffels. ' Ilpnticls.' Hair liiuahc. ' Tortoise Shell Drcsa
Combs. Y icK lain.. . .
Light and Dark Rluc Cottons. Souchong,
Myson and J'ouchong Teas. Jrew int; Silk". IMuc and
Yellow Mankins. Whito (truss Cloth. Crapes Col-.
oicd and Hindi Silk, lldkts. Kil),inrls. Giusa Cloth
Clothing, l'Jojii (jrass 1 Idkfs. ' ,iMiiblin.
v n a rdwa He.
Shovels. Spades. Knives and Forks.
rSpof)iis. Jack Knies. S isf-oi. Pins. Needles.
(iiinblcifl. ,1 iiUlocks. Untther Inies. lint Iins.
Spring Dalaiiccs. lion ni;d Ufiif-s il.civcs. lion and
'eituet-ioii Cap. Praies nrd
Uiltrf. Sad iion. liuckSaws. ('oprorTacks. Nail?,
nsf-ortcd." Sheet lion, . Steolyauls. Prv Pafts. ,S.n:e
IVins. 'Wrought aiul Cast lion Tea Kettles.' Bole
Pans; Tea Trays.. Jew's Ilarns. Raiors. Hatch
ets. Axes. poke Shaves. Ades. Jack Mares.
Iloor-Locks. ' .Latclies. Chest l ock.- Kail Needles. .
t'isli I looks. Flints. Looking (ihsres. Pisipls. .Fow l
ing Pieces. 1 JiiiV. IronUivcis. lirafa Nail?. Whet'
Stnes. f'of'-ket Eidts Brass SCiews. . Kim Locks.
Screw mid 1'od Aiders, (ii'jtler's Scales. Powder.
Slio Pig Lead, (inn Locks, li lobe Lanterns. Cof
fee Roasters. Dek Ughts. - 1
. Memorandum Books. Ledger Books.
Cargo Books. CJjlt edge Note Paper, Telfer Pn'per.
Rided and. plain Cap Paper. Quills. Wafers. Pice,
Black and Red Ink. Steel Pons., Inkstands'. Ship
ping Papers, and Commercial Blanks.
Cedar Logs.. Cedar Boards. American
Pine Shingles. Koa Boards1, Plank and Shingles. N.
W. Rjificis, und American Pine Ratters.
-SUNDRIES, " .
Olive Oil. Olives'. Mustard. Spanish,
Manila Cigars - Gionnd. Sage. SnulT, 'I obacio.
Sroughton's Elixir. Lemon Syrim. Ketchup Nut
megs. . Allspice CIoxts. L lack Pepper. Fox Rais
ins. Drjed Apples. ' Essence of Spmce nnd Pcrrer
mint, nnd Cinnamon. Gr. Ginger. Biow n ni d W'liie .
Sugar. Hour. Demijohns. California Peef. Peansnnd
I eas. , 0 do Cut Tlirnhlcis. M.icaioni Veimicilla.
Cahf.imi i, Anoiican English Soip. Lucifcr-Uatch-es.
Capers. Ale. Old Port nnd Sherry. Coidagn, .
Pails. Buclefs. Course and Finn Con hs. Si c:m()il.
Mima. 1 ipes. Beads. I igs Loicnecs .N ol fjcs.
S'ono Jnis. Yiolins. Fine Ifenvv l!lankefs. Ship's
Windlass. Jewehy. 11 'omp Cable. Pitch. Rosin.
Arrow. mot. Cutlassc. Soup Ladles. -Biilnn'n 'lea
nnd Tnhle Spoon. White ITnnel. Red and The
Twilled Uool Shirts. Milt Bags. Biooms Denmark-
,Sitin. Ilirness Buckles Musie. Cares.
R nspherry Jam. Piefcrved CooKelenies nnd CI erp'os.
Axe Handles. Lnvender Water ConfeHionaiies.
Shnvo Brushes Handspikes. Four nnd Second
Ghsc. Gib Ihnks.- 1 Chiiia Burein.- 1 rew Foie
Sail. 1 Clench Boat. 2 Chain Cables. 2 Anchois.
45 bales 4-4 Brown Cotton.
12 bales '3-4 Brown Cotton.
'3 bales Broyn Drill. .
,' . I case White Drill,
15 cases Blue Cotton.
5 cases' Blue Nankins. ' '
' 5 cases Fine Cambrics.'
; ,l2 cases Cotton Hosiery.
, . 6 cases Prints, assoitcd.
3 packages assorted Hard ware.
50, kegs Whjte Lead.
40 kegs Black Paint. : .
25 kegs Green l'aint. '
1 case' of Verdigris',, in cans.
i2 cask's of Linseed Oil, in cans.
25 holts Russian. Canvas3.
2, hairs Bagging. ' : '
52 boxes Lemon Syrup.
, 3 boxes Stonghton's Bitters. . '
16 h(xes Olive. Oil.
12 kegs Nails, assorted.
15 boxes Chirrt. . '
'20 coils Russian cordage.
. 00 coils Manila Rope.
2 Chain Cables, .1 3-4 and 3 inches.
- 4 KiuuirAnchnrs. .
(J cases Sheathing Copper.
50 barrels Flour, ' ,
40 .barrels Beef and Pork.
10 ) Tiarreh'Nnvy nnd'Plb.t Bread.
15 boxe Uius's, a-r? Htrd.
6 lw)cs China ''bawls
. L, box Satin Figured Handkerchiefs.
'I box Pongee Handkerchiefs.
Honolulu, Aug; 8, 1810. . tf.