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u account of "mulberry leaves at Ko
h so large they could not he compre
hended in an octavo dictionary," what
uouM lie say to leaves nearly as large as
a whole page of the Polynesian ?
'faking it for granted that the facts are
atatcd'in the article, it appears to me
important to a correct understanding of
,'(' case, tiiat a few collateral fads should
padded to .complete the picture. Not
ivim: visited Waioli. subjoin an extract
of a Utter from an old resident, settled
ih.rc civing an account of its. luxuriant
fy u:id favorable climate
Titc pt.iiii on which 1 live i very low
-roam!, being only six or eight feet above.
level of the sea. It 1'm s between the
Il.iiialci and Waioli rivers, about a mile
;i:i.l a hali'i.i width, and readies back from
trip beach about one mile, to the foot of
thcureen mountains, whose summits tow(r
f),ir or five lhous:nd,feet above, us. This
liia. though of contracted dimensions,
pliably exceeds all other parts of the
hivU in exul)crent fertility Rains
are frequent immediately in tiie vicinity,
a;i;I sufficient to clothe the country in
perpetual verdure," &c.
It has bren, it .would seem, the. good
forf.iae of Mr. Titcomb to be located at
one of the most feriile spots on the islands,
bit it is important to know, also, that the
,a::i unt of good soil on these islands is
vjry small, compared with their whole
sipcrli'.ial extent. The proportion will
of coarse he rated differently' bv different
irlivi.l'ials, but I am inclined to think
t.'iat not more than one t!;ird ol the super
ficial surface is arable, arid of this third,
not one fourth is sulliciently Well watered
to produce the mulberry to advantage.
I include in this estimate: the land cnploy
( 1 in the cultivation of kalo, the staple of,,
Of the select, well watered spots, not a
small proportion are so exposed to the
fury of the trade wind as to be of serious
damage to the leaves of the mulberry. "
These are some of the facts which oc
curred to my mind as I read the notice
iihovc mentioned, and I oiler them for the
ake of showing that the' statements in
p'irard to Waioli should not be considcr
el as applicable to the grouj generally.
Yours, &e. Oaiiu.
Thieves and topers are becoming as plen
tiful in Honolulu, as swine in the streets.
Swral attempts at house-breaking have oc
curred recently, and in two instances, suc
cessfully. Catch the robbers, and if you
can't catch, shoot them. As for the drunk
ards, a season' employment on the reef, at
"'one-cutting, would keep them out of mis
chief, and effectually cure the last symptom
Hot Ua'her. Much complaining of lute
m regard to the heat. There is some talk
about the "oldest residents" never having
known the like; and on a certain night last
w'k, the thermometer rose one decree and
a quarter above the recollection of every
,lf,(Iy. However jesting aside, 'tis hot and
Honolulu is any thing Hut Honolulu tlill.
About tliU time, so says the almanac, look
ut fbr squally weather.
A Season in-Lapland. The quick
.ncssofvegetation'in hot and cold climates
,s so astonishing as to be perfectly unac
countable, were we not able to refer it to a
exaltwl wisdom. The following, is
J ra,,,ndar of a Siberian or Lapland year:
Jurie 23, Snow melts July 1, Snow
MT.r 9' Ficl(Is I1"10 green 17, Plants
lull growth as, Plants in flower
Wtr, Fmit ripe 10, Plants shed
heir seed IS, Snow from August 18
''June 23, snow and ice. Thus it ap-P-ars
that from their first emerging from
ie ground to the ripening of their seeds,
the plants take but a month ; and spring,
summer and autumn, are crowded into
the short spate of fifty-six days. Stu
dies of JWttui'c. r
What's in a Xamc ? A loafer, from the
Five Points, was brought before the Police,
and asked his name .which he gave with
much importance and dhrnitv. as John
j Jacob Astor. 'But. have you no oilier
liiumer' asked the magistrate. 'Vy, you
see os how,' said the prisoner, 'I ad ha
jnuther vunee. but I cut that, because it
was not suiHcimitly respectable, audio
1 1 hadopted lother.'
I Muim or R.n;mrs Intki.uxt. A
! hairdresser -in England, who sometimes
j exercises- his ingenuity in shilling dead
birds and animals, has 'lately been inspir
ed with a touch of the sublime. He has
had a large board allixed on the front
of the house, bearing in striking letters,
"JVC-server ot animated nature!!"
PiiRKxoLoriY. Combativeness: Comim
jthe "science'' over the lamp-post of a dark
lhhiloprogcnitiveness : Whipping every
.body's child but your own.
Calculating: Prognosticating the result
of the next election.
Tune: Grinding an organ .with two
pipes and a half.
Inquisitiveness: Looking over an edi
tor's shoulder while he is writinu.
Benevolence : Paying six cents for to
day's paper and b-gging three or four
' Sagacity ok tiik Dor;. There used
formerly to be as many dogs as men at
the kirk of Tweedsmuir, Peebleshire, on
account of the difficulty which the. farm
ers and shepherds of that pastoral dis
trict had in preventing canine attendants
from following them. The dogs in gen
eral behaved pretty well, and lay below
tho scats ; still noisy quarrels anioni: them
sometimes took place, and on these occa
sions the minister had to order the beadle
to turn out the disturbers of the peace :
with these exceptions they kept in tolera
bly good order till the congregation was
going to disperse. From long attend
ance, at church, they knew when this
breaking up was to take place. The sig
nal for uproar was the rising of the peo
ple, when the minister in the pulpit was
about to pronounce the blessing; as soon
as they did so, the dogs used to rush
pell-mell to the door, barking and screech
ing for joy to be let loose, and therefore
not a word could be heard. At length
the minister, honest man! bethought
himself of a plan to get quit of these dis
turbances. He told the members of the
congregation, that it would be better for
them all to keep their seals till the part
ing benediction was over, and then they
would rise ami walk leisurely out.' This
.was tried, ami succeeded remarkably well.
However, it happened one day that the
minister of the parish was absent, and a
stranger was in the pulpit, who, when he
rose to pronounce the blessing after the
last psalm, was surprised to see the con
gregation' sitting, which is against all rule
and custom. At last, an old grey-haired
shepherd called out to him, "Oh, just go
on, Sir, go on ; we arc only a sitting a
wee bit, to cheat the dowgs ; but when
ye have done, we'll all rise and go out
quietly." Scottish Farmer's Magazine.
The opposition against book farming
rests on the shoulders of two, monsters,
ignorance, and prejudice.
If you separate science from agricul
ture, you rob a nation of its principal
Agriculture, aided bv science, will make
a little nation a great one,
All the energy of the hero, and all the
science of the philosopher, may find scope
in the cultivation of one faun.
A skilful agriculture will constitute one
of the mightiest bulwarks of which civil
liberty can boast. ,Mainc Farmer.
A certain divine gave out a psalm to
his choristers, who attempted to set it to
a new tune ; but having made a blunder,
the clergyman, when he came to that part
of the litany, ''Lord have mercy on us
miserable sinners," in his turn made an
other, blunder, and read it as follows ;
"Lord have mercy on us miserable,
FincM-1 Bird's-eye Diaper. Fine Irish
Linen. Fine Long Cloth. Striped Shirts.
Fancy striped Shirts. Red and blue flan
nel Shirts., Heady made Cloth Clothing,
Fancy Summer Trowsers. Sailor's Sheet-
inur and Cloth irowscrs. fearnought
Pea Jackets. A good assortment of
Hani Ware. Double Gloucester Cheese
Coffee. Orange Nectar. Superior Port,
and Sherrv, from one of the first houses
Fowling-pieces. Muskets. Fine sport
ing Gun-powder. Manila Hats. Manila
Cigars. Manila Cigar Cases. Ginghams.
Hair and Tooth Brushes. Bridles. Hal
ters. Stirrups and Leathers. Girths.
&C. &C. Cv-C.
Agriculture is the
nursery of patriotism.
A wise government will not be slow in
fostering the agricultural interest.
Let every farmer who has a son to ed
ucate, believe and remember, that science
lays the foundation of every thing valuable
, Science must combine with practice to
make a good farmer.
Thanks to our contributors for their liber
al favors this week. Trust that they will not
soon be tired of "well doing,"-and that here
after, reaping and nut "gleaning," yull be
the order of the dav. Want of room, com
pels us to postpone the conclusion of the
capital story commenced iunuriast, until an
other number also to defer a valuable
communication from P. B. until our next.
"Mil gracias," to th'e fair hands that have
sent us some excellent "selections," of late.
They shall have a hearing, as soon as the
"originals" arc disposed of.
31 AH INK NEWS.
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PORT GP HOnOLUSiU,
Aug. VI9.- Nr. Brig Clementine, Bowbys,
" 30. Haw. Sch. Paalua, Lahaina.
Aug. i3. Ship Phoenix, Fitch, U. Sf
" 31. Haw. Sch. Clarion, George,
" 31. Br. Bark Forager, Thompson,
Columbia River and California.
Sept. 1. Tahitian Bark Eagle, Rhodes,
Clarion, Mr. II. A Peirce Mr. J. P.
Lagle, Mr. W. French.
Additional copies of the plate of the Coast
at Nanawale, can be had (if desired) at the
Printing ollice. Price 12 1-2 cents each.
M. Calkin begs leave to inform the
Ladies and Gentlemen of Honolulu, that
the Chapel will be lighted on Friday
Evenings for exercises in Sacred Music.
Those interested in this service, aid res
pectfully invited to attend.
Aug. 15, 1810. ihv:
E. E S P E N E R ,
Has just received per Pnrquc Forager,
direct from London, the following articles,
which ho is now retailing at tho most
reasonable prices :
Pest wide and narrow P ints. Printed
Muslins. Ladies' and Gentlemen's fine
cotton Hose. Black and China silk Hose,
and Gloves. Patent leather Dress Shoes.
Strong calf leather Walking Shoes, and
P)oots. Fine J 0-1 damask Table Linen.
bales Drown Cotton, Nashua Mills,
bales 4-4 Drown Cotton, Tremont do.
bales 4 Drown DrHling. do. do.
case a White do. do.
cases 4-4 Dlue Cottons, China.
cases Hlue Nankins.
case Fine Cambric.
cases assorted Prints.
kegs White Lend.
kegs Black Paint.
kegs Green Paint.
case of Verdigris, in tin cans.
canisters best Linseed Paint Oil, each
canisters do. do. 10 do.
bolts Russian Canvass,
kegs assorted Nails,
coils Russian cordage,
coils Manila Rope.
cases Sheathing Copper,
barrels Beef and Pork.
,000 lbs. Navy and Pilot Bread,
boxes China Shawls,
box Satin Figured Handkerchiefs,
box Pongee Handkerchiefs.
Honolulu, Au. 22, 1840.
For KTew York.
jEvt The fine New Ship Lausanne,.
iife" Ur 'lunrc( tons burthen per
wSsiss&L register, J. Spalding, Master,
will sail direct for New York, on or about
the 1 5th of October. For freight or passage,
apply to the Master or to
PEIRCE & BREWER.
10,000 Coral Stone,
50 Piles Lime Stone,
100 Cords Wood,
400 bbls. Salt,
2,000 lbs. Arrow Root,
50 Bbls. Beans,
20 " Corn,
For Sale by LADD & Co.
June, 6. tf.
LilDD & Co.
Have for 6ale.
100 Tons Sugar,
50,000 Galls. Molasses,
2,000 Do. Syrup,
CO Pr. Ox Bows,
1 Case Riding Saddles,
1 do Paint Brushes,
4 Casks Tin Ware ass'd,
0 Kegs Cooper's Rivets,
2 Tons Steel, ass'd,
15 Cooking Stoves,
11 Coils Lead Pipe,
2 Tons Zinc,
000 lbs. Brass Kettles,
15 Half bbls. Coal Tar,
20 Chal. Coal,
100 Coils Cordage,
200 lbs Sewing Twine,
20 Bolts Canvass,
CO Kegs Paint, ass'd,
1 Case German Tumblers,
10 Kegs Tobacco,
Honolulu, June 6, 1810. tf.