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Lril;ii"'l' p! t y were sixteen days
pmh Mil" l tlio summit, where they en
wiipcd for about three weeks, building
iji walls of stone around their tents, lo
piled them from the strong blasts which
wept across the mountain. These will
Linaiii as monuments of their visit, ami
r the benefit of future explorers. After
icir arrival a heavy fall of snow covered
I k mountain half way down ; the ther-
tiiiucter stood commonly at from 20 to
Y V. though it occasionally sunk as low
ij, Still the party wen; so well pro-
Sled that they sulfered but little from
ic cold. The natives, however, were not
file to stand it, and wen; sent awav.
'he ocean and the high peaks of Mouna
ca can be distinctly seen from the sum
pit, notwithstanding its great area.
i .team still issues from the immense cra
( r discovered by Mr. (loodrich, though
1 o lire is now to be seen. The volcaiio
Kilauea was in a very active state;, and
fori; the Kahalaia left, a report reached
ilothata new eruption had commenced
;ir the sea, and not far from the recent
ream. The encampment on Muunu Loa
,is broken up week be Ion; last, and the
(l)st'rvatorv established at Ihlo. Theolii-
( irs and crew of the Vincennes wen; rcp-
Osented to be all in excellent health and
flails. It was not known when they were
leave II do.
In our next we shall commence pub
liing a translation of the new Hawaiian
institution and Laws, and continue- it
UucMy until completed.
a tali; or haw ail
TWO IIUNOIU.D AM) FIFTY YKAllsdlNC'E.
'fhc above is the title of a manuscript
which we found lately lying on our desk.
'Ac story appears to be founded on some
fibular traditions ofthe Hawaiian which the
rl)lic will readily recojnizo; of these and
;bjp little tiierc is to interest in the manners
rid customs of a horde of savages, a barren
fjld for the romancer, the author has made
( most. It is certainly an original design,
til we are grutilied at the attempt to excite
11 interest in the snots consecrated by his-
tjy and tradition on these shores, and hope
( lit the favor of the public will induce oth-
to try their fortune in the same liehl.
account of its length, we have taken the
city to divide it into chapters, intending
tat publish one weekly until the
CI I A ITF.lt 1.
Jl'lic scenery of many portions of the is-
Iritis of Polynesia, is so peculiar, so coin
fiuly local, if I may be pardoned a slight
tll, and yet so picturesquely beautiful, that
tin the limner's skill frequently fails in giv
K a correct representation of its beauties;
fl unless the reader has seen some spot
licli imagination might realize as the pro-
vje f the one in question, I .should de
tuir of depicting even a faint resemblance
4lio original. Indeed description can do
M(it Taint justice. Still, as I have a tale
Mrclatc, and my dramatis persona' a place
r .sidence which remains but little altered
ttliis day, I shall endeavor to describe its
I t features, before presenting the actors
scene to my readers.
wild the voyager have looked in upon a
Jjtaiu bay on the north side ofthe island of
SOI HO turn liiliul rn I nnil Ct iV r in
ft", lie would have beheld not only a pros
it that would have charmed him, but a
juacic ol happiness equally as gratifying.
le tar back-ground, and bounding the
l"ai rose two lolly mountains, seemingly
r each other, though .a plain of twenty
r 8 ui width intervened. Tl in Hiimmii nnil
X s ot were covered with snow, on
which the sun shone with adaz.lin brilliau-
ey, rellecting many varied hues upon the
dense masses of clouds beneath: strou-dv
i contrasting with this, a huge dark cloud,
columnar at its base, but spreading at its top
hue the crown of a w aterspout, hung gloom
ily over the other. At night, its appearance
wns lurid, at times brilliant, as occasional
jets of tire were thrown up from the volcano
beneath, which was one ol" extraordinary
magnitude. The blood-red lava could occa
sionally be seen through crevices in its sides,
glaring like tin; eyes of the basilisk. The
bases of these mountains were coered with
thick belts of forests as far as the eye could
The bay was open to the north, and ex
tended some miles inland, confined on one
side by a craggy, precipitous coast, while on
the other a low, well wooded point made out.
The surf rolled heavily on a line sand beach
it its southern extremity. Here; a large
number of fishermen were assembled, drag
ging a seine over a coral shoal, one of their
number reciting a song, in the chorus of
which the others heaitily joined. The wa
ter was alive with canoes, the occupants
heing busily engaged in fishing.
The shore was verdant in the extreme;
groves of lolly cocoa nut and bread fruit
trees, interspersed with the spiral pandauus,
dark green hou, and graceful kuikui, (caudle-nut)
dotted the landscape, while llowcrs
jiimI shrubs even invaded the sea. ( roups
of thatched houses were everyw here observ
able, surrounded by little cultivated patches,
in which the farmers were at their toil, be
speaking a more than usual attention to ag
riculture. The miry beds of the Kalo,
(which by the way is a much better substi
tute for bread, than the fruit of the Aitocar
lipt) bordered the water courses, their lily
like leaves drooping gracefully . over the
ponds, where myriads of mullet were glanc
ing their silvery backs in the bright sunlight.
Sot far oil', the glassy curve of a cataract
could be seen as it glided over some basaltic
rocks into a deep and sunless basin beneath,
Ibrmed by an extinct crater, but now over
grown with vegetation. A rainbow arched
the spray as it rose from the falling waters,
which continued tumbling and foaming amid
the rapids beneath, until it emerged near the
beach in a deep and limpid stream. A group
of urchins were fiolicking on its banks,
shouting in their glee, as they tumbled each
other into its waters, while near by were a
party of maidens, with garlands ol llowcrs
or feathers wound tastefully around their
heads, bracelets of bone or shell on their
arms, dancing to the music of a rude drum.
But what at once would have attracted at
tention, was the fair complexion and beauty
of two ofthe latter, and the light skin of one
of the boys, a little fellow with scarce years
enough to run alone. A deference, too, was
shown them by their companions, which evi
dently was the result of mental and physical
superiority, as well as of rank.
Soon wearied with their sports, they made
a signal to three stout men who were waiting
their movements, and who immtdiately came
forward, and kneeling down, the young
chiefs leaped upon their shoulders, and were
carried to a cluster of houses of far better
appeara'nee than their neighbors, and situa
ted in the centre ofthe town. A neat hedge
enclosed the whole establishment, which con
sisted of separate buildings for eating and
sleeping, besides those which were intended
for rooms of audience. The greatest skill
of the natives had been exercised on their
interior. The posts and rafters were of a
red veined wood highly polished, the sticks
of the finest and whitest bamboo, and tin;
thatch and cinetlaid on with the most perfect
regularity, the latter being twisted into many
fanciful shapes. Mats ol the finest texture,
ornamented w ith neat figures of diflercnt col
ored grusses, lay in piles about the apart
ment, for the indulgence of lounging, for
which all tropical nations sec in to have a de
cided penchant. Besides these, there were
several M ats or kind ot stools made of that
most beautiful id' cabinet woods, the Kou.
But what at that period would have struck
any one with astonishment, was a two-edged
sword and a dagger, of European manufac
ture, which hung up at one end ofthe room,
beneath a small go' '.en crucifix.
Let us enter one ot' the other buildings
and tlu: mystery will soon be explained. The
children have preceded us, and they are now
fondling upon two individuals, who, as they
have aa important part to play in my tale,
we must describe. The tall chief was in the
prime oflile, of Herculean form and strength,
and with a mild, thoughtful physiognomy,
apparently sluggish, but when roused of a
very active and determined nature. His
complexion was a dark olive, with somewhat
small, piercing eyes, surmounted by a high
tbrchcad, narrowing at the top. His nos
trils and cheek bones had the usual expan
sion common to the Malay race, but all in
such good proportions as to produce a well
looking face. The other was a small man,
.with well knit limbs, dark eyes, expanding
brow, regular features, and one whom we
should at once, without noticing bis white
skin, pronounce an European. 'Two women
wen; lying on the mats beside them. One,
as fair a specimen of Polynesian beauty as
savage ever gazed upon. She. hud not lung
blossomed into womanhood; her hair was
guil efully parted in front, and clustered lux
uriantly about her shoulders reaching almost
to her feet; she wort; on her neck a wreath
of yellow i! iwers, beautifully wrought, and
which hung loosely over and but partially con
cealed her heaving bosom. A piece of gaud
ily colored native cloth was carelessly thrown
around her, more than half showing the con
tour of her delicately formed and well rounded
limbs. Her laughing, winning eyes, told more
of love and merriment than intellect. Sin; was
indeed a fair creature to gaze upon, and one
could detect, despite her dark skin, the cours
ing ofthe blood as it mantled in her cheek,
in the warmth with which she greeted the
boy for he washers and the white man
called her wife. A close observer would
have detected a resemblance amid all her
beauty, to the stern chief beside her.
The dark hair and darker eyes, arched
eyebrows, and symmetry of features with
transparency of complexion of her compan
ion, told of Castillian blood, and no second
look was needed to prove her relationship to
the K uropcan above mentioned. Among the
lair of her own native land, she would not
have attracted particular attention, but here,
in comparison with the rude race anion"
which fortune bad placed her, she seemed a
habitant from a fairer world. Beautiful we
'could not call her; still she was lovely. to
gaze upon, and like the remembrance of
some exquisite strain of music w hich is ever
present, ever sounding in our ears, he who
saw her once, saw her always. Her coun
tenance! was expressive of melancholy,
though the sight of the girl brought a smile
to her lips, but in it there was more of sad
ness than pleasure. Her thoughts were no
doubt ol' her mother-land perhaps of sisters,
fairer than the fairest before her, who were
anticipating from her the warm caress of
long separated affection. That home she
was never' to see again. Her dress was of
the same material as that of the other fe
male, but arranged about her person with a
fastidious neatness. The girls were her
daughters, and the chief their lather. Hav
ing introduced these personages to our read
ers, we shall defer their history to another
To Jin Continued.
(J have A .musk Mr. nt. The following in
troduction to a piece of poetry in a late
spiinglield paper, is quite novel to us; The
following lines were written men; than sixty
years ago, by ono who has for many years
slept in his grave, menly for hi own amitae-
A steam engine has been arrested here
Ibi tunoking in the street. A'. U. t.
POUT OF HONOLULU
Alt U I VI. 0.
Ian. J:3, Haw. Sch. Kahalaia, G days from
i Hil, via l.ahaina left V, S. Ship Vin
cennes, C. Wilkes, hsq. Commander, at
former place. All well.
In Kahalaia, P. A. IJriusmade, Esq. U.
FRESH CORST MEAL,
By tin; Barrel, or less quantity, con
stantly on hand ami for sale by
i:. & II. GRIMKS.
Jan. 1H. tf.
fijji, i! Tho premises in Hon
oluhi now owned and
t s r a
iteeiiDieil bv Cant. Jmiv
JSgi Dominis. This desirable
property is centrally and pleasantly situa
ted has tin entrance from two dilfcrcnt
streets a small garden, under good cul
tivation irood buildings, and !M
years' unexpired lease of the land. Will
be sold at a low price, and on a. long
credit if applied, for soon.
For further particulars apply to
PKIRCU & BRKWKlt.
Dee. 1810. tf
1SAKEKS TKOM CANTON.
(lood people all walk in and buy,
Of Sam & Mow, good cake and pic:
Bread hard or soft, for land or sea,
"Celestial" made; come buy of wc.
June 15. tf
With Wooden Hollers, for sale at a
low price, by
LADD &. Co.
Honolulu, Nov. 23. tf.
PEIRCK & BREWER,
Honolulu) Island of Oaliu,
1 1 A V I Constantly on hand and for
sale on liberal terms, Merchandise impor
ted from the United States, Kngland,
Chili, and China, and adapted to the
trade of the
N OUT II PACIFIC.
They oiler to purchase the productions
of the Sandwich Islands, and of Califor
nia; and Bills of Exchange on England,
France, Russia and the United States.
Jluve for 3 ale,
2.J boves Konrliminr IVn
m hoxcs Hyson Tea.
liLtuiiagb 10 boxes Hyson Skin.
doz. Raspberry Wine.
12 " Stouhtou's Klixer.
10 " Lemon Syrup.
200 Ohia Rafters.
5 M. ft. Koa Lumber
2." M. Koa Shingles.
10,000 Coral Stone,
50 Pile.? Lime Stone,
100 Cords Wood,
100 bbls. Salt,
2,000 lbs. Arrow Root,
50 lib!. Beans,
20 " Corn,
For Sab; by LADD k Co.