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THE POL Y N E S 1 A N .
!kcu the liberty of making use ot' our names, i Holland, by her Majesty's ship Heaslc, says, tlio contrary c.trcr.io of hcinjj swayed w it h that the experiments already made in the
ordnr to give more force to their malicious I " But the most intertf tin" intelligence of reason in favor of whatever U c.kl. The business warrant the company in believing
.t'w Holland oi three immense rivers,
stretching no fur into the interior us to admit
of reaching by their channel almost the een-
Guf.ECK. The New York Commercial
Advertiser publishes the following extract
nn an article on modern Greece, in the
line number of Fraer's Magazine.
"Among the establishments of Athens,
e must interesting is unquestionably the
merienn missionary school. With no oth-
assistance than hit own energy, and at
pt with a very imperfect knowledge of the
Jnguagc, Mr. Hill has succeeded in cstab-
mug a school lor cmltfrcn ot hotn sexes,
whoso management so much discretion
ki judgment arc exercised, that the entire
tpulation of Athens, without regard to reli-
; lous opinions or party feeling, are unani
c ous in their approbation of it. The female
j 'jrt f the establishment is under the care
l f Mrs. M J ill, a very estimable woman, of
horn America may well be proud; for she
as aided her husland in all his ellbrts for
; lie furtherance of the benevolent views and
'lightened policy of the Episcopal M ission
1 iy Society of New York, of which they are
V c agents. Mr. Hill and his wife have
ine more to efl'ect a moral revolution in
Jrcecc than all the protocols in Europe;
,' nil the result of their system has already
1 Ircad to Candia, the islands of Archipela
jp, Smyrna and other Greek settlements,
il which they have sent native teachers, ed
t jcated in the schools of Athens for the pur
fpo of conducting branch schools on the
(me plan. Five hundred children aro now
rii-civing instruction in the institution, and
young persons are training under tho
irect control of Air. Hill for the purpose of
l?coining district teachers. 'J 'he whole es
tblishement does honor to America, and the
(jents who have so elliciently fullilUdthe
jli.il tl III llll III.
tre of this vast continent. TIk
an extract of a letter from Lieutenant Stokes,
the surviving otliccr on board the Beairlo.
It is now tune that the lake discovered in the
.1 , i hi i
nonnwesi, uy aur. rrye, were iuliy ex
plored." " Her Majesty's ship IJcagle, )
Swan Itiver, Feb. I (
"We have had a most successful cruise
on the northwest
three large rivers. Jsy one ot
after the Queen. I nenetrated w ithin ' .000
miles of the centre of this v;ist continent.
Just as we were lea vim? tho coast 1 was
speared by the natives. The snear entered
my lei t breast, slightly touching my lungs
1 am now, however, thank (Jod, much bet
ter; and when well the ship returns from the
Vitiycs, or sinister intentions, and although all is the discovery on the northwest coast of iKing was buried in the colliu served for his
o arc wen aware inn some oi me Am. gen
Ipuien mentioned in said statement have sulli-
ent knowledge ot our ideas not to believe
l;it we ever trouble ourselves with political
flairs; and of our chandler to be persuaded
iat we would never put our names to such
iljmblt! falsehoods, and particularly to the
rcjudice of our mutual friends; yd others,
lilj are not personally acquainted w ith us
ill of course consider us to be the authors
, the calumnies contained in the before inen
Dticd statement and lor their . satisfaction,
c deny ever having put our names to the
ttcrs laid to our charge, and as we were
re witnesses to what occurred on the .Jth
' November, Xi, we can safely say that
c statements made against Commodore
ennedy of the Peacock and other respect
)lc citizens 'of the U. S. are false and with-
it foundation, as likewise the story of the I am now. however, thank Cmi. imirh bet- M2- l)aPcr-
'ty foreigners who it is said were in arms
the Natividad, near the Misson of San
Hequesting that you will do us the favor
insert the above in your highly respecta
l,e Journal, we have the honor to subscribe
(iirselvcs Your most Obedient
Monterey, Upper California,
January '2Sth, 13 41
coast, bavins discoverei
wife, Queen Louisa, in lolO, for which was
afterwards substituted a marble sarcophagus
OrticiNAi. tost of Funs. iy comparing
the value given to the Indians lor their furs,
and the price they sold lor by the Hudson's
I Jay Company in Loudon, we may diaw our
conclusions as to Ihe oppression of those
people. Three marten skin obtained for a
coarse ktuYe, the utmost value of which in
cluding tho expense of conveying it to those
distant regions, cannot be estimated at more
than sixpence; and three of these skins were
l Isold, last January in London, for live guin-
, . i eas. iin the more expensive inrs, such as
named . ' ., ...
me uiacu i ox, or sea ouor, me prow is more
than tripled; and but a few years ago, a sin
gle skin of the former species sold lor lifty
is, winie the native obtained in e-
change the value ol two shillings.
Escape of Lotus Phillippe and family from
shipwreck. On the Kith U It. the king em
barked with his family at Eu, at 11 o'clock
at night, in the Veloce steamer, his intention
being to touch at .Boulogne, but the weather
became very stormy, and the steamer was
obliged to make for Calais. In threading
: t lie channel, the vessel was driven by the
j violence of the winds and waves on the works
Tho following interesting and impor
tant facts respecting the commercial as
pect of the island of Otaheite, or Tahiti,
as it is now more usually called, are .selec
ted from a letter of Capt. Wilkes, of the ;f the new jetty, where she grounded in a
exploring expedition, to the Secretary of situation of imminent peril to all on board,
the Navy, dated Sept. l:j). " iAs so,m as il WU! possible effect a debarla-
In the year ISM, there visited this is- !i,,n: t,,lc ki,n- ,i;d.c,t'd1 ,T'T ,K'rson tw !C
land ;Vuh:do K!,itM in l An tlw. hmded, and was h.msell the last person who
ing vessels, and 1 merchant vessel, mak- 1 Lis family, left the tow n for Boulogne.
ing a total, in lour years, ol Wo vessels,
mostly large ships.
" The commercial interests of this re
mote region," says Capt. Wilkes, " arc
I V vIim1.. wl.Jt.u . ;.. io-1-r 4i landed, ami was himsell the last person who
l o.z wnale ships ; in Jb.Jd, the same i i-. ,i i rn i f i i i .
. . . ,( ' . ,. ' ,,v-u",,- licit the ship. Ihousaud ot the inhabitants
iber; in l.J.-, 4 whaling vessels. uf j()Uo,110 crowded the shore to receive
9 merchant ships ; in 1)1), :J1 whal-j their sovereign, after which the kin, with
Attempt tu Asvrissiiale the qvecu anil Pr'nu v
Albert. The English papers contain very
full details of an attempt to assassinate Queen
Victoria and 1'rince Albert. 'whilo tluv worn.
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iuiui nicieu&iiig, aim require ine ire- taking an airing in tho Koyal (iardens on
(juuui visits uuu proieciion oi a puolie ;iue evening oi ineiuiu oijuuc.
An Alarm at Sea: The captain of one
our down-cast sehonnrrt ImimwI liiinoll'
jo day becalmed in a fog oil the Isle of
Uioals, near Portsmouth, N. II. The ves-
(f. lay with a slight motion, when the ca
tjin, with the quick ear of a seaman, discov-
ffed, by the creaking sound of cordage, that
tV re was another vessel close upon him,
ten might run afoul, in short order. IL;
d neither gun nor trumpet, to jrive his
IJlilhbor wnrniixr tl
Od the best thing he could think of was to
iY his men to drumming on some empty
sks; but to no purpose, as the sound in
creased, and the vessel was nearing him
T a last p(T,
lindspike, and applying it to tho ear of an
P gruntcr that happened to be on board,
fve it several turns, none of tin? onsiivsf.
Jich brought forth a squeal, almost as loud
me nig whistle of our locomotive engines.
to signal was effectual: and iust before
vlming in sight of his neighbor's craft, bow s
ne nearcl her captain exclaim to the man
the helm, in a voieo of thunder. " Stur-
wd your helm, blast your eyes starboard
ur helm, we're close upon a hog-yard."
-west Coast of New Holland.
oouth Australian paper, in noticing the
fcovcry on the northwest coast of Sow
" Foreigners are protected in their per
sons and property. Deserters from ves
sels are speedily apprehended by the au
thorities. A wharf has been built for the
use of whale ships, and every facility af
forded them, with the most friendly dis
position on the part of the natives.
" The population of Tahiti, does not
exceed 10,500, showing a vast decrease
since the iirst discovery, if the early es
timates were correct. The causes of this
decrease have been ascribed to war, in
fanticide, and disease ; but I am led to
believe that these have been as much over
stated as the population by its' first visit
ers. The native resources of the island
arc great. There can be , successfully
cultivated to a great extent, the coffee,
cotton, sugar, indigo, and other tropical
plants and fruits; but the enervating
character of the climate, and the abund
ant provisions which nature supplies them,
seem for the present almost to neutralize
" Several missionaries reside on Tahiti,
have great influence with the government
and inhabitants, and are much respected.
An opportunity was afforded us by the
ltey. Mr. Pritchard, of visiting several ex
aminations of the native schools, under
charge of the missionaries ; they gave
much satisfaction. I availed myself of
the opportunity of giving to each scholar
a small present as an incentive to further
exertions. About 3000 attend schools,
a. id all the inhabitants are professors of
Christianity; and one-third of tho popu
lation read and write well.
.Several vessels arc owned in Tahiti,
and they arc admitted into the British
colonies of A'ew .South . Wales on the
same footing as English vessels."
Frederic William HI, King of Prussia
died at Berlin on the 7th of June, in the 70th
year of his age, and the 4.3d of his reign,
lie is succeeded by his son Frederic Will
iam IV, who was born Oct. 13, 1793. It is
said that the late king enjoined his son above
all things to use his utmost endeavors to pre
serve the peace of Europe, to maintain a
strict alliance with Austria and Ilussia, and
to beware of innovations, w ithout going into
thev will succeed to admiration.
licaul'iful Simile. A Yankee paper thus
pathetically describes tho fainting of a lady;
Down fell the lovely maiden,
Just like a slaughtered lamb;
Her hair hung round her pallid checks;
Like sea weed round a clam!'
A gentleman recently travelling in the
country, called to a boy, 'Where does
this road ixo to my lad:' Well, I don't
know where it goes but it's always here
when I come aloug.'
P038.T OF HONOLULU,
Mar. Am. Whaling barque Nye, Smith,
New Bedford, o months, '2'jQ bbls.
Ii2, Br. Sch. Swallow, 57 days from Pan
ama. Mar. IB, U. S. Ship Vincennes, C. Wilkes
Esq. Commanding the Exploring Squad
ron, from l.ahaina.
Mar. 13. Br. Brig Trinculo, Ilullin, for
17. Am. Brig Maryland, for l.ahaina.
In the Swallow;, 'Mr. Uobsoru
In the Trinculo. M. Peyrou, M. Barouttc,
Mr. Starke v.
Connecting the Atlantic and Pacific
That the Atlantic and Pacific oceans will
soon be connected by a ship canal across the
Isthmus of Panama, now seems certain. An
enterprising Company in Paris, after taking
the necessary preliminary steps, has sent
out a ship freighted with engineers, labor
ers, tools, Sec, and it has probably by this
time arrived at the mouth of the Chugres,
ready to commence active operations. The
New York Evening Signal remarks that
there are now about 90U0 persons per an
num, on on average, passing ond rc-passing
in conneqion with tho western parts of South
America. It must be evident that tho num
ber w ill be greatly increased' w hen the time
of transit shall be reduced more than one
half, and the expenses correspondingly re
duced. Irish Jfil. "Is thcro any ford here?"
asked an English tourist, who came sudden
ly to lull stop before one ol the mountain
torrents of the west of Ireland. "Oh, to ho
sure, your honor there was a ford," said a
peasant, standing on the brink, and making
a hundred grimaces of civility. "When was
it?" said the tourist. "Before the bridge
was built," said the peasant; "but when man
and horse went over the bridge, the ford got
out of the habit." "Well now the bridge
is broken down, I suppose the ford may have
got into the habit again. Is it safe?"" "To
be sure, your honor all but in the middle
but that is nothing; and, if yon can su'im,
there is not a better ford in the country."!
"Hut 1 cannot swim." .Then, vou honor.!
the only safe way that I know of is, as soon
as you get out of your depth, to walk back
Extract of a letter dated Tepic, Western
Coast of Mexico, Aug. -1, I 10.
it is probable that you have heard of some
Englishmen and Americans being forcibly
sent to Sau Bias by sea from California.
They are still here prisoners, awaiting an in
vestigation into their conduct by the Mexi
can Government, which has been delayed
by the late revolutionary movement.
Their cause is in the hands of tho British
and American Ministers, and justice wtll be
done them lor the sull'erings they have un
dergone, and which nppears to have been
inflicted most arbitarially by the authorities of
California without any just cause.
N. V. Jour. Com.
A company of English caoitalistw Imvn
I made arrangements for going extensively in
,the Silk Culture in fiuatimala. It is stated
xchane on London and
the United States.
Scaled Proposals en
dorsed, will be receiv
ed by the undersigned,
addressed to him at the
olliee of the American
Consul, until .Monday,
the 22d instant, for
Three Thousand Pounds
Exchange on London,
Ten Thousand Dollars
on the United States, at
30 days sight.
B. II. WALDRON,
Purser Ex pi. Exp.
U. S. Ship Vincennes,
Honolulu, March 20, 18-11.
Dr. II. W. WOOD lias removed
his residence to the Dwelling Jfouse
in the same enclosure with his Of
fice. Honolulu, Mar. 20, 1811. tf.
The Partnership and Firm of
JONES & SLADE,
is dissolved by mutual consent
All persons having demands against
or indebted to said firm, are re
quested to settle the same without
delay with ELI JONES.
J. S. S. SLADE.
Honolulu, March 18th, 1841.
N. U. Eli Jones will continue
the business at the Store heretofore
occupied by the above firm. ' tf ' '