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carrying from Hi to 'Mt otitis, of wliicli !.'
are in commission, 1 in ordinary, and 1
preparing for sea. There arc; Wvj. car
rying ten irnns each, one is a receiving
vessel, and 8 arc in commissions. Then
are 10 schooners, carrying from t to 10
guns, all in commission. There are two
steamers and one store-ship all in commis
sion, and two sea-steamers hnilding.
The total is (H vessels, '.)) being now in
commission, 1:2 inordinary, 12 on the
stocks ready for launching, or in ordinary,
4 preparing for sea, and I receiving ves
sel. They carry, in all, iilOO'guns.
Of the officers of the navy in commis
sion, there are 55 captains, 55 comman
ders, s2i)0 lieutenants, (Jl surgeons, 17
passed assistant surgeons, 5'J assistant
surgeons, oi pursers, ;s ciiapiams, ijm
passed midshipmen, I midshipmen, ii!)
masters, 17 professors of mathematics and
teachers of naval school, ll'i boatswains,
)7 gunners, 21 carpenters, and 25 sail
makers. Sailor Mauazino.
I'ristol, do. 5
Sagharhor, JVew-Vork, 30
Hudson, do. 8
V)Ug!ileepsie do. (J
(iieenporf, do. 5
A'ew-Yoik, do. ,')
Cold Spring, do. 2
New Sulluik.do. 1
Jamesport, do. I
Xewark, ew Jersey, I
Wilmington, 1 Tela ware, 5
COM! .Ad I! ATI ON' OF THE .l'A!If?.
The astronomical statement below is
calctdatcd to rouse the imagination even
of the most phlegmatic.
The world's end. During the last two
or three centuries, upwards of thirteen
fixed stars have disappeared. One of
them, situated in thenorthen hemisphere,
presented a peculiar brilliancy, and was
so bright as to be seen by the naked eve
at uud-uay. Jt seemed to be on lire, ap
pearing at first of a dazzling w hite, then
of a reddish yellow, and lastly of an ashy
pale colour; La Place supposes that it
was burned up, as it has never been seen
since. The conllagration was visible about
sixteen months. How dreadful ! A w hole
system on fire, the great central luminary
and its planets, with their plains, moun
tains, forests, villages, cities, and inhabi
tants, all in llames, consumed, and here
we have a presumptive proof of the truth,
and a solemn illustration of a singular
passage in a very old book "The heavens
will pass away with a great noise, the
elements shall melt with fervent heat, the
world also, and the works that are therein,
shall be burned up." qnincy Sentinel.
FISHERY IN THE
The Nantucket Inquirer has puplished
an extended statement of thewhale fishery
in the United States, giving the name anil
class of each vessel, with many other par
ticulars. The total number of vessel is
531, the most of them large ships, carry
mg, probablv, ')0 men racy. Of these
vessel, 2 belong to the state of Maine, I
to New Hampshire, oT5 to Massachusetts.
Ill to Rhode Island, 51 to Connecticut, 50
to the state of New York, 1 to New Jer
sey, and 5 to Delaware. They are owned
in the following places:
Wiscassett, Me. . 1
Portsmouth, N. II.
New Redford, Mass.
Holmes' Hole, do.
New London, Con.
Warren, Rhode Island.
ISLANDS IX 'I'lIK I'ACII IC.
On Nov. M, ie:H). Cant. Cash, in the
Harvest, discovered land, bearing south,
10 miles distant, the ship then heading
. S. !!., the island extending from S. S.
E. to N. N. Y, about 20 miles, well
wooded, principally with cocoa nut trees;
it appeared mostly low, but here and
there some blutl's. of perhaps 40 feet
high ; it is probably inhabited, as a large
smoke was for some time visible in the
centre of it. Made the east part in hit.
!);)S S. long. 15S 11 West. Whether
this be a new island or not is uncertain.
It is not on the charts, and our knowledge
of it is very imperfect. Capt. Cash is of
opinion it is 1'enriivns Island, placed on
the charts -10 miles farther east: but if
Capt. Alexander Macy's discovory be cor
rect, as given when in the Peruvian, this
must be a new discovery, as the longitude
is deduced from the chronomcr, and good
lunar observations. Cant. Cash found in
Ins last, voyage; in 1834, in the ship Cou
rier, Rauman's Island, Rogge wain's Isl
and, and Tienhoven's Island must not be
farther west than their situation on the
charts ; as he ran in the longitude of
them all, as given by two good chronome
ters, then four days from the Society Is
lands, the weather being clear and saw
nothing resembling land ; which induces
him to think the island above described
';V be l'enrhvn's Island, -10 miles V.
f its place on the charts.
Capt. Lash likewise saw, in 1831, an
island bearing N. W. by N. 1-2 N., from
Flint's Island, very low and dangerous,
being only seen at a short distance, the
lat. about 10 :)0 S., but, being thick wea
ther, did not ascertain the longitude. It
is important that this should be known to
every navigator in the Pacific, as ships
leaving the Society Islands bound north,
frequently make Flint's Islands, and this
lies in the track ot ships bound to the
line. Two other shipmasters have seen
this island, ;n about the latitude) above
given, and were near running their ships
upon it. vYiinlvcl.et Ihiq.
eighteen months, of vessels that visited
Zanzibar, show the number to be forty
one, of which thirty-tw o were American.
Twenty of these were from Salem, three
from Roston. and three from New York.
Zanzibar is an island on the east coast of
Africa, and is the depot lor the trade of
the coast, and of the Red Sea and Persian
(inlf. f ho United States are represented
there by a consul.
Sultan Sejd possesses large territory on
the east coast of Africa, extending from
Cape Delgado to Cape Gardafui. His
navy consists of seventy-five vessels of
war, of which several are line-of-battle
ships, which is a larger naval force than
that of all the Asiatic princes combined
on the Indian ocean.
The presence of one .of the Sultan's
ships in our harbours allbrds us extreme
gratification; and we hope ihat the Sul
tanee's voyage to the United Slates will
result in irequcnt visits of Sultan Seid s
s to our ports.
SATURDAY, MARCH 20, 1811.
The Asiatic Simp of War. Anion
the novel events of the day, is the lat
arrival at New York, of a vessel and car
go from Muscat, on the Persian Gulf.
This vessel, called the "Sultauee," or
Royal, ' is a sloop of war, under the com
mand of Reis Achmed Ren Hamed, and
belongs to the Imaun of Muscat, the Seid
Said ben Sultan. Capt. Achmed is the
bearer of a letter and complimentary ex
pressions according to Asiatic usage, from
Sultan Seid to the President of the Unit
The extension of our commerce with
Asiatic nations, and its security by treatv
stipulations, has been the subject of anx
ious and successful interest to the admin
istration. One of the happy results of
this care of our commercial interest, was
a treatv of navigation and commerce with
the I maun of Muscat", which relieved our
commerce from discriminating duties.
Another advantageous treaty has been
concluded with the kingdom of Siani. anil
approaches have been made with the same
desirable object, to the empires of Cochin
China, Japan and China.
lhc value of our trade to the dominions
of the Sultan of Muscat is Greater than
may be supposed. Ollicial returns for
RRIGIITER PROSPECTS DAWN
ING OR THE CONTRAST.
Last week, visions of horsewhips, broken
canes, pistols, and other murderous para
phernalia were Hitting in grim and awful ar
ray, across our terrified imagination, accom
panied by a confused multitude of threats "
as dim, bodiless, and as vapory as the ghosts
from the land of the mist. So bludsk did
our spirits wax, that we had serious inten
tions of fortifying our premises with ink bot
tles, so arranged that the contents might be
discharged by means of a spring, upon the
countenance of any rash assailant. Rut
such dark thoughts were soon dispelled, un
der the genial influence of sundry savory ar
ticles received lrom sympathising friends,
which were all promptly forwarded to
their destination. We know not whom
to thank for the " Lug Cabin Pie," but its
effect upon the inner man was so decidedly
beneficial, that we should not have the
slightest objection to receive many more
" sil'.l, "
Gen. William II. Harrison rcc?
i.'J4 votes and iur. t an Huren 6u T
lormcr is ciccieu i-resnient ot tho r
States. His term of othce commenct
President Van Burcn's Message fnr
grcss for the session ol 18404 1 , )as
received here. In it he nays hiirli ami .
deserved compliments to the Commander,
Officers of the U. S. Exploring Squad,-,
for their zeal and fidelity in accompli,),,,
the objects of the expedition.
Frigate Constellation and Sloop J0,.
under nc command oi com. Kearney
sailed lor the Indian Ocean.
The Vorktown, Corvette of 18 enn i
lick, Commander, has been ordered to tk
islands, wlncli, with the southern "roim..
a a W 1 . . f . A A ... I .
,;auuiu uiu 10 iorm a distinct naval s J?
tion. lhc whaling interests onjnnnn,
to be specially looked after. This-trnf
! .1.. I . . t K
irequenuy uccn urged upon the Ameritd
government, and it is one that has longbe
needed. Wc shall hail her arrival ,
Ship Gloucester sailed from Boston Y
!0th, for this port, via Valparaiso.
European affairs still remain in an un
tied state, though the tone of Louis Philips
Address to the Chamber of Deputies is t
cidedly pacific. The Peace party have e
cured a majority in the Chamber. M.Thi
and his colleagues in the IW inistry haver
signed, and a new Ministry is formed,
which Marshal Soult is President and Jit
istcr of War, M. Guizot of Foreign Affair:
Admiral Uuperrc, Maiinc. This Cabic
gives great satisfaction to those desirous
maintaining peace in Europe.
Some specimens of Raw Silk from this
place were sent to Mazathm by the Maryland
Ve learn that it commands from 7 .00 to
3 per pound, in that market. The spe
cimen forwarded was not of the best quality,
being one of the first reeled. Silk growers
will bc'lilicly hereafter to find that place an
.V II... ! . I . a .
u.eiiieni market tor their silk.
The " Stewart palace'' has been re-k
within the royal enclosure near the fort J
taining the " glass folding doors " kc. hr
have been the cause of so much discussioc
They arc now simply large doors with sic
and top lights. The house is a very pre
specimen of Hawaiian architecture: the Lf-
on the islands perhaps, with the excepti:
ot Amelia's, the Governess of Kauai. Tht
is 110 feet in length, 34 in breadth, and 5
to the ridge-pole, forming one lofty and beat
tiful room. The posts, timbers, and rafte
are -all perfectly white, straight and ofequi
izc, and bound together by cinet. dispos
into fanciful shapes. The thatch is laid o:
m the smoothest and neatest manner m
hie, and the whole. interior is so arranged;
to produce quite a grand ctTect, upon avi
iter accustomed to the common edifies i
passenger in the Sw I Inn-
informs us that Panama has declared itself
an independent Republic, and will probably
be able to maintain its indenendenrn ,
of the first acts have been to take off some
ol the former restrictions upon commerce.
The Queen Regent of Spain abdicated in
October, and retired to France. Th'c ab
dication of the King of the French n
ken of, in the French papers. The Empe
ror ot Austria it Mas rumored would follow
his example. The Blockade of the Ports
and Coasts of Syria was riuidlv vnfarnn,)
J yrc and Sidon were taken on the 20th Sept.
by the joint forces of Austria and England'
r. 1 1 U . 1 .... )
am-r u seere cannonade. The fortress was
carried by storm. The allied forces lost 10
killed and 70 wounded.
One hundred thousand men are to Impli
ed out to assist in the funeral ceremonies of
the Emperor Napoleon.
Queen Victoria is tho mother of n r,n
daughter," so letters received in Mazatlan
before the Maryland sailed, state. '
A new Inw li.nu Kr.. ..r.-..i : ry,i-
. " v- i tllKHLtU III VU" '
fwia by which all the coasting trade must t-
carried on 'in vessels under the Mexica
Flag. Foreign vessels are allowed toeitf
and discharge their cargoes only at thep'
of Monterey. Sugar and Salt arc made c
The news by tho Maryland is up to the
I'Jth of December from the United States.
The French Exploring Expedition, cr-
sisung ol the Astrolabe nnd Zclie are w
pected to visit Oahu this season. The
vessels are the same that the Porpoise w
at the extreme south, a few days after t!
discovery of the Antarctic Continent.
Eautuquarr at Maui. Two diftii
shocks were felt on the 9th inst at Labaim
A rare occurrence on that island.
Those on other islands who have not
tied their subscriptions for the Polynes
will confer a favor by remitting the anwut
uue, as soon as practicable.
To tho Editor of the Polynesian :
SlR To OUr frient nsfnnLhmrnf web
just seen in the Editorial part of the Gacf
do Gobierno de finn T.nla Pr.trwi und'
date of'JOth June, n false statement re!"'
ing the revolution which took place in to
port in November 18.10, and the onprebe?
tmm ui u iiumuer ot lorcigncrs in ipn'i
Some person or persons, wc suppose