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,.;.ia one for the vessel, the other for supcr-
iutt'inling the actual operations of the fishery,
llOllM DO auoiisnuu ut uuauuwnc ui uismp-
'? among the crews.
The under officers of the vessel, on the
-ln-r liiinJ. lie considers, should be active
J.pii well acquainted with all the manual
I tail f Ihu service. Capt. Dupctit Thouars
L .Iniiii 1 muIIv against the svstein so very
roaleut among American wnale lisncnes,
c allowing the sailors to get into debt
thorn, antl of the owners giving security,
U advancing me money ior mem ai a raic
l.fintciest, often amounting to 10 or 50 per
eiit; a practice destructive of all habits of
VruJenco among the men.
The principal rendezvous' for the whale
i.hiH Captain d'Urvillc states to be the
Sandwich Islands, Otahcitc, and New Zeal
and; at the former of these stations somc
iines (iO French whalers arc assembled
0(Tctlicr, at the second 20, at the third 40.
Mall these places when the whalers are in,
he most unbounded licentiousness and dis
rder prevail among the crews, and call
imperiously for the establishment of Consuls
)r other authorised agents on the spot.
Capt. d'Urville strongly urges the neces
sity of sending out agents of this kind without
Mol.iv, and more particularly to the Bay of
glands in New Zealand, where a British
resident who performs the functions of "a
constable and police magistrate" has been
ong settled. England and the United States,
he Captain adds, had several vessels of
var, during the course of each year, to visit
hese fisheries, whereas France sends only
ne occasionally; he, therefore, recommends
rnvernmcnt to adopt more efficient measures
III UU3 Hillu. ,
We publish the above extract, in order to
pctify the errors which it contains. How
to important a mistake should be made as to
hp number of French whaleships touching
It these islands, it is impossible to imagine.
f ixty whaleships of all nations assembled
acre at one time, must have been a very
are occurrence, if indeed such ever was
lie case. One French whaler touched at
his port in 1037, three in 1838, and none
.1 11. vi
iincc. une oilier toucneu at J-auaina, and
list year one at Waimea, Kauai in all six
lhalers in four years. This year, one mer-
hantman touched on her way to Manila a
I'tal of seven French vessels in four years.
jVithin the same period 25 1 American vessels
ndo7 English of all classes arrived at Hono
ilu. The report also states that several men-f-war
from England and the United States
imually "visit these fisheries." Until this
ear a national ship of the latter had never
ppeared in many harbors much frequented by
inerican shipping, and it will probably be
ears before others follow. Four French
en-of-war have visited Oahu since June,
1H7, three of which touched also at Tahiti.
ven English have appeared within the
une period, and seven from the United
lutes, five of which were attached to the
Exploring Squadron. From these facts it is
eadily seen that the French commerce is far
lore etliciently protected in these seas, than
iat of any other nation. The statement of
rench shipping at Tahiti and New Zealand
pears likewise to be exaggerated, though
e have no data for ascertaining the precise
We arc happy to state that as far as Oa-
u is concerned, that "unbounded liccntious-
iess and disorder" have not prevailed among
(Si nny other nations when in this port, and
flven were they so disposed, the police of the
Country is abundantly able to prevent it.
From tlio Jounml of Commerce.
I was glad to see in your paper, a notice
'he launchiuir of two steam boats in Enir-
'id, tor navigating tho coasts of Chili. Peru.
c. Perhaps your readers would be pliM-
lo learn that those two boats, the Chile
d Peru, are to be followed by two others
u oi iron. Iho object is to form a line
boats from Valparaiso in Chile, to Pana-
in Ecuador, touching at Coquimbo in
'ole, Yquiquo in Bolivia, Arica and Cal-
it is hoped the Chilian coal will answer. I
will add that the whole undertaking has been
projected (and in these hard times tno.
subscript ions have been obtained, boats built,
contracts secured with the British Govern
ment for carrying the Mail, sole privilege of
navigating the coasts of Chile, Peru, and
Boli via by steam, has been obtained from
those Governments by a countryman of our
own, a true indefatigable Yankee, Mr. Win.
Wheelwright, of Ncwburyport, Mass. for
merly U. S. Consul at Guayaquil. Yours,
1 Lahaina, Dec. 4, 1840.
To the Editor of the Polynesian:
Sir, I send you a small biscuit, made
from Hawaiian wheat, which was grown in
tvula, a somewhat extensive district of high
land in the interior of this island, Maui.)
Several bushels have been raised this year,
and I am encouraged to hope that tho peo
ple will devote considerable attention to its
culture hereafter. They have sold what
thev have raised, much to their satisfaction;
and speak of it as being a profitable crop,
if they can find a sure market, which of
course they will not fail to do. There are
several thousand acres of wild land in the
above mentioned district now lying useless,
and which would undoubtedly give a good
crop nf wheat. If the accounts received
from the natives arc correct, it yields as well
as it does in the State of New York.
It grows in the same region as the cele
brated Maui potatoes, and would probably
flourish well in nny good soil on the Sand
wich Islands, which is of the height of
2,000 feet .above the level of the sea.
i also send a specimen of the dry flour,
A Fr'und of Improvement.
The bread proved very sweet and palata
ble, and to our own taste quite as good as
that made of flour from the United States.
The grain was coarser, and not quite as white,
but a good mill would probably remedy these
deficiencies. For ourselves we should be
glad of a barrel of it, and hope that sufficient
encouragement will be given to its culture
as to make it an object for some one to im
port all the necessary apparatus for grinding,
bolting, Stc, from America. Flour raised
here could be fcold at many dollars less per
barrel than that imported.
! n Peru, and Guayaquil in Ecuador,
he undertaking is an immense oue, and
"en started it was supposed all tho fuel
u'q nave to go from England, but now
ENCOURAGEMENT I Oil SUGAR GROWERS.
Abstract of a letter received from a merchant in
Mr. Williams, the United States Consul,
lately shewed me a box of samples of Sugar,
sent here from Oahu for his opinion, and to
furnish information as to their suitableness
for this market, and they were really beau
tiful, surpassing infinitely any Sugar re
ceived here from Mauritius or elsewhere.
Fxtnu t from a letter dated Hominy, Oct, ,Tu, S:50.
We too, in India, are. making great exer
tions to improve our Cotton, grow Silk and
Sugar. The two latter have never yet hem
exported from this side of India, but our late
Governor, Sir R. Grant, who was a great
utilitarian, took much interest in improving
the resources of the land. The finest Sugar
I have ever seen in .Bombay, was imported
from the Sandwich Islands, but there has
been none sent since that 1 have been able
This letter was written a few days after
leaving Cabool in Afghanistan, was carried
to Bombay,' thence to Calcutta, to Singa
pore, Manila, Kamschatka, New Archan
gel, California, was . thence on its way to
Mexico, when it was put on board (at sea) a
vessel bound to this port, thus demonstrating
the difficulties of communication between
this and other ports, which will hardly be
believed twenty years hence.
Wo nro indohf il in tlin Mnv lfr fnicrrrt
for the following account of Gambicr'a Is-
lilllll. fir fla if iu fMilIart wr tlm niitivna IVImii-
j rj -CIJ4 J HV IIUlll A KAMI
gareva. It was written originally by one of
.'us pupils, and by him translated into French,
fi om which we have given it roughly into
English, endeavoring to preserve the idiom.
It fc'ivxs their history until the present time,
and is also interesting as a specimen of com
position from one who but a few years since
belonged to one of the most savage tribes of
HISTORY OF THE KINGS OF MANGAKEVA.
The first of tho list is Ccatumoana,
4th ' Koa
10th Coronga, of whom the
father was unknown,
Here ends their list.
All the inhabitants of this land descended
from Ccatumoana. Ho had no lather; or
at least perhaps he was an alien.
10th. Coronga was a common man, but
he married the daughter of Anua, and by
that means became noble. Ccanghi said to
Anua, look upon me favorably; to whom will
belong Carovai, with its lofty heights. An
ua answered, to Auanga your sister. Cc
anghi replied, I thought it would bo for Ce
manghiakuc. Ccanghi said again to Anua,
to whom will belong Anga-ti-Mangareva ?
Anua replied, for Aikitca. Then Ceanghi
cried, Aikitca; Anga-ta-Mangarcva will fall
to your division. Caravai with its many
heights is destined to be for Auanga, but I
believed that it would be for Cemanghiakue.
Popi was eldest son of Coronga. They
could not seize the supreme authority, which
remained in the hands of the people, on ac
count of dissensions. Coronga had no food.
lie went to fish to procure some. He
bought some ofUma, as he had much fish.
They made a great exchange, and Uma was
frightened about it He saved himsolf
on a lake, and fled to a stranger. Who
caused him to disappear? It was Coronga.
He escaped to the open sea, on account of
the great purchase of his rival.
Capau declared war against Coronga. lie
had succeeded against Uma. lie sent his
chiefs, at the head of whom was Ciako, to
watch Coronga. Corongo was killed by
Ciako, who brought the fish to land. The
fish were from Paua. Coronga had brought
them from Coronga for his grandson. Co
ronga was taken. He was concealed in a
coio of Paua. The fish and he filled the
coro. He was carried to the king. The
distribution was made at the house of the
executioner. The executioner sought Co
ronga to eat him, but he did not eat him.
Cukipo, his son sought him in bis f urn, found
him and buried him, and thus his flesh was not
eaten. Koa and Matanc having learned it,
declared war, and came to blows with Ma
hara, who was conquered by Koa. The
authority that now governs us came from
him. Mahare was entirely vanquished.
Capau fearing the auger of Koa, fled to the
stranger. Koa was thus redoubtable. He
and Matane sought a warrior, and they
found their man in Aunghitiuigoii. Tho au
thority of Koa descended to Camakeu, and
from him to Aeitapu. Aeitap u was the vic
tim of the wickedness of a man called Ma
tupane. lie killed Aeitapu from jealousy
and ambition. The king was robbed by
Matupano, and perished by his hands.
Under the reign of Apeiti there were ma
ny combats. Troubles and dissensions were
at their height. Apeiti said to the people,
if you see the people of Caku come here to
Angauru, do not give them any quarter. If
those of Angauru go to Caku, they are not
spared. It was impossible to travel, on ac
count of the contentions. Wars have al
ways been very common at Mangaieva.
Formerly they fought much; formerly they
eat each other. There was a time when
they fought without cessation.
Under the reign of Apeiti, the people of
Caku were conquered. Cupou was the
chief. Tho authority of all the chiefs then
passed altogether to Apeiti.
Under the reign of Makorotau and Ce-rnanghi-tu-tavake,
the people being jenloiis
wjhbtd to share the authority. In 'effect,
the power was taken away from the legiti
mate king. Ceitiatuou chased Ccmanghi-tu-tavakc,
who escaped by sea. The crown
passed to Ceitiou, while the king Cemanghi-tu-tavako
fled to the stranger. But tho
reign of Ceitiou was of short duration. He
was conquered suddenly.
To bo continued.
MA KIN E JVEHS,
PORT OF HONOLULU.
Dec. 8th, Br. Brig Clementine, Kauai.
Dec. 9th, Am. Ship Alcicpe, Clapp, for
" 9th, Br. Brig Julia, Campbell, for
In the Alciope, Capt. J. O. Carter, lady
and children, Miss M. Warren, Mr. J. P.
Couthouy, Mr. Kcndols.
Merchandise received per Brig Thomas
Perkins, from New York, for sale by
PE1RCE & BREWER.
2 cases Brown Drills. 1 case Choppa
Hdkfs. 1 case Plaid Hdkfs. 3 cases as
sorted Prints. 11 doz. Whitby Brown Ta
ble Cloths. 1 bale Burlaps. 2 bales Ticks.
1 bale Sail Twine. 1 case White Cambrics.
20 bales Brown Sheeting. 5 bales Brown
Shirting 30 in. o bales Brown Shirting,
'7 in. 9 cases Bleached Sheeting, 33 in.
0 cases Bleached Shirting, 32 in 1 case
assorted Hosiery. 1 case assorted Combs.
1 case Umbrellas and Parasols. 40 quarter
casks Pale Sherry. 50 baskets Nectar
Champagne. 15 casks London Porter. 40
quarter casks of Sicily Madeira. 120 cases
Claret. 19 barrels Burgundy Port. 20
boxes Syrups, Sarsaparilla and Strawberry.
1 bale Filberts. 20 boxes Olives. 8 boxes
Capers. 2 casks Currants. 1 hhd. Hams.
190 boxes Bloom Raisins. G000 lbs. Rice.
2 half barrels Nutmegs. 20 dozen Sweet
Oil. 90 bbls. Flour. 2 hhds. Loaf Sugar.
GO half bbls. Water Crackers. 5,000 lbs.
Pilot Bread 5,500 Navy Bread. 2,400
lbs. Fine Navy Bread. 100 boxes Soap.
10 bags Shot. Ox bows, Corn Mills, Axo
Helves, Rakes, Pumps.--2,400 feet Oak
Plank and Boards. 222 oars, 14 to 22 feet.
12 doz. Ink. 70 gallons Spirits of Turpen
tine. 31 boxes Window Glass. Litharge,
Chrome Yellow. 40 doz. Tumblers. I
cask Venetian Red. K9 canisters Paint Oil,
each 5 gallons. 25 sides Sole Leather. 4
cases Boots. Invoice of books; late publi
cations. Honolulu, Dec. 3, 1840.
B. Pitman & Son,
Have for sale on reasonable terms, viz.,
English and American Prints. Ginghams.
Printed Muslins. White, Brown and Blue
Cotton Drill. White and Brown Linen
Drill. Blenched and Unbleached Cottons.
Cambric, plane and Figured. Swiss Mus
lin. Lace Edgings. Insertings. Fancy
Gauze Hdkfs. and Scarfs. White Veils.
Garniture. Silk. Satin. Velvet and Belt
Ribbons. Wound Wire. Furniture Chints.
Hamilton Stripes. Bonnet Wreaths and
Flowers. Ladies and Gentlemen's Hosiery.
Gloves. Satin Neck Stocks. Nankeens.
Pongee Colored Hdkfs. Grass Cloth. Cot
ton Hdkfs. Needles. Pins. Spool Cot
ton. Thread. Buttons. Suspenders. Ready
Made Clothing. Wickyani, fce., kc.
Molasses. Sugar. Lamp Oil. Tea.
Flour. Meal. Dried Apples. Raisins.
Citron. Prunes. Tamarinds. Pickles.
Vinegar. Nutmegs. Mace. Allspice. Cin
namon. Cloves. Ginger. Sage. Pepper.
Mustard. Honey. Tobacco. Cigars. Pipes.
SnufF. Soap. 'Sullad Oil. Olives. Lem
on Syrup Porter. Pale Alo. Stoughtou'a
Elixer. Wines, &c.
Boota and Shoes. Writing Ink. Shoo
Blacking. Arrow Root. Epsom Salts.
Bench Planet. Brace and Pitts. Chisels.
Fish Hooks. Combs. Sauce and Fry Pans.
Iron Squares. Screws. Nails. Axe Han
dles. Axes. Adzes. Hatchets. Writing
Paper. Blank Books. Quills. Corks, &c.
Generally on hand a good a.oitmeut of
Crockery, Glass, and Tin Waie.
Honolulu, Dec. 5, 1810. tf.