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I) has been lilted out from tlii.s port, and
it under the Hawaiian Hag, for a twelve
)ntlia cruise, by Mr. F. J. Greenway, as
whaler. We nre glad to see this spirit of
terprise, and hope that her success will
such as may induce her enterprising own
and others to engage largely in this busi
ss. This port affords many facilities for
i branch of business, and may yet become
e Sydney, the headquarters of a llourish
;Our appeals to correspondents have not
4"cn in vain. For "The fragment of Ha-
liian History " our best thanks are due,
; ugh it is too late for the present number
' hope that our situation will awake their
j ther consideration. "Aloha " to the wri-
of the " Unsuccessful Miracle "pi ace
r ire. The Sugar Mill at Ewa, belong
to Gov. Kekuanaoa, caught fire on
licsday evening last, destroying the greater
jt of the Sugar House, and several bar
ris of Sugar and Molasses. The Mill and
fillers were saved.
. jl'ho United States Sloop of War St. Lou
tjCapt. F. Forrest, arrived on the b'th inst.
anchored outside. The nxt morning
entered the harbor, and after moorinr,
( thanged salutes with the Fort. She re-
l litis but a short time, and then proceeds to
C Francisco, Monterey, and Mazatlan.
Cjhcers and crew, all well.
The St. Louis took from the Marquesas
I Vnds a number of runaway seamen, who
I jre encouraging the natives in their savage
' rfare, and exercising a most demoralizing
1 luence over them.
C O M M U X 1 0 A T K J).
j Lahaina, April d, 18 It.
Ir. Jarvks It has long been known
1 thero was a somewhat dangerous reef
frocks oil' the point of Kahooiuwa. Sov
il ships bound to Lahaina, have struck on
JThere having been no correct account of
j reef, I requested Captain Wilkes, Corn
jider of the U. S. Exploring Expedition
'examine it, which he has kindly done,
I furnished me with the result of his ex
Ination. Expressing my gratitude for the favor he
done me personally, as well as for the
lent he his conferred on those who sail
his vicinity, 1 feel it my duty to give to
public the result of his surveys, which
f It is rather less than two miles from the
re has two fathoms on it at low water;
fomposod of a few rocks, all in about the
iumference of 200 feet; its position is as-
amed to be in the following bearings.
Jmina Hich School, North per Compass.
Istern extreme of Kahoolawe N. ."39 '39 E.
Jth Eastern extreme, S. f;3 II E.
ith Point, Lanai, (bluff) N. 3 i 43 W.
Skon Lanai, fN. 19 27 W.
1 do not consider it at all dangerous. The
pwing are directions for avoiding it. viz.
Jhips passing through the channel be-
n tiawau and Maui, intending to an
in Lahaina roads, must steer so as to
the southern point of Kahoolawe at
frt three miles distant, and steer for the
k of Lanai. until the High School ut La
pn, bears to the Eastward of i. N. E.
In they may haul in and steer directly for
I It will be much to their advantage to
ir further over towards Lanai, as they will
'favored by the sea breeze which usually
I in from tho Southward, between 9 and
jb'clock, A. M. and will enable them to
the anchorage sooner than they can by
inig immediately into me nay, oesuies
avoia me calms ana neavy squalls to
h a near approach to tho shore renders
n liable when the trade wind is blowing
The best place to anchor in (at Lahaina)
ireast the King's Flag Staff (in front of
(palace), just within the range of the
tern Hummock, and the East Point of
Mai, in 17 fathoms water." k
h publishing the above you wiirVonfer
f or on the public, and on V
I LTfr.i..ro ITT
Mr. Editor Tho natives have got a
striking mania lately the boatmen stand
out for double price the marketinen raise
their wares but the last individuals whom
we should expect to attempt any innovation
are the milkmen; but they have attempted to
follow the example, and have now the modes
ty to ask just double the usual price for the
watery fluid which they vend under the name
of milk. At times it is tolerable, but fre
quently it is so bad as to spoil any thing in
which it is intended to form an ingredient
such as puddings, etc., so tho housekeepers
say. Even were the milk what it ought to
be, the price it has held for years previous is
high enough. Cattle here are cheap pas
turage and labor mere nothing, and yet all
the products of the dairy bear double and
treble the price they do in countries with
much lower facilities to produce than here.
A farmer who would devote himself to rais
ing produce for the market at such prices as
would give him a handsome remuneration,
would be of much service to the foreign com
munity and give them something better to eat
than fowls and turkeys whose corporations
arc so firmly put together as to dely both
teeth and knife. By this it is not intended to
encourage anything which should lessen the
sale of the native marketinen, but only to
suggest a proper competition, so that they
may for their own interest be induced to sup
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iny uiu iiiaiivii uu ueuer SIOCK illlU ill ICSS i
exhorbitant prices. At present, all house
keepers have to endure a thousand vexa
tious annoyances, both from the irregularity
of the supplies, and the e.tortiouating habits
of the natives. x. v. z.
We can only advise X V V, and others to
reluse to purchase whenever exhorbitant pri
ces are charged, or if necessary to lessen
the quantity of any article needed, to their
absolute wants, and in this way by decreas
ing the demand, make it for the interest of
the sellers to put their produce at prices
which will call for a greater consumption.
We join heartily in the wish that some fr
eigner would make u business of supplying
the market with good poultry, fruit, vegeta
bles, butter, cheese, Stc. We think it would
be a profitable concern to one, who had a
little capital to start with, and a practical
knowledge of farming provided suitable
lands could be obtained. There is one es
tablishment of this kind, but its distance from
Honolulu prevents it lYom being so profita
ble to the proprietor or so useful to the for
eign community, as if it were in the imme
diate vicinity. Still we arc told that it does
Mu. Editor The ship Milton of New
Bedford, Capt. T uckcrman, was at La
haina on the 2d inst. The captain, it
was said, had been selling spirits from his
vessel, although Capts. McLean of the
Superior, and Rogers of the Beaver had
remonstrated with him against such a
course. 1 learned hv a private letter fmm
the United States, that the King of the
the French had received the Memorial of
the American Temperance Union, con
cerning the .treaty o! Laplace, respecting
,io'j lnirouucuou oi spirits into those is
j lands, and has promised it his earnest and
I serious consideration. Also an oflieer
I I I.I W 1 t , A ..a
on boarU the United Mates frigate I'oto
mnc writes from Hio Janeiro under date
of July ;j, 1810 to the Editor of the Bal
timore American as follows.
" You will I am sure, he glad to hear
that of a crew and oHicrrs amounting to
279, about have voluntarily stopped
their grog, mu I have strong hopes that
before the cruise expires the number will
I send you the above items for publica
tion in your journal should you see fit,
thinking they might be of some interest
to those engaged in the temperance cause.
Yours Truly, s. n. c.
" Ve.-.-'-l !i!i:i-r these island.-? cauohliiii
Value of Oil and .Merchandize, ?-,olH,IG., : wkmU tin;u the in-itli, and il not aii'uii! so
(Merchandize included, SIl'J.'JO'J was in . maiiv i; u :m: s n:u! shelter.
Ships and outfits estimated at 5bJWl)? which
is low, 1, 1 U 3,000. Total, 1,00 1, Hi j.
Yours, S. K. B.
complete snuj iies of
Vt " .
LIST OF OIT1CLUS OF THE I
SHIP ST. LOFJS.
r-'R F NCI IFO 1 11 EST, Esq. Commander,
J No. (ilMUA.M, Lieut.
11. A. St uk 1. 1-:, "
O. R. CiltAY,
W. H. Brown, Act. Lieut.
B. S. B. Darunoton, Act. Lieut.
F. E. Barry, Act. Muster.
B. R. Tinsi. r, Surgeon.
R. Ogden Gl ner, Id. Purs.r.
J.J. Brownlee, -hsl. Surgeon.
S. M Brasher, Mid.
H.F.Porter, das. Foster, L. (Jibbon, T
Pattison, R.Miihgan, Jas. Iliggius, II. 11
Harrison, F. Fiske, Midthipuun.
J. McKiuley. Jioulnwuiu.
C. Jordan, Jr. Carptn.'tr.
B. Bunker, Humnr.
R. Murray, Jtl. .Siiiluuil.tr.
B. Forrest, C. CI til:.
'I he toliowin;' observations ivspeetiii"- t!i
fjjroiip of island.j, are selected Umi i.'au.
i Wilkes' letter of Nov. 0,
j " 'I he group extends floii. !:.t. i'.i. to
ill ID, S., and iVoni long. u; j.j, to il
Then? tue'eighl island-?, viz., Savaii, I 'pu
lu, Tutuilla, Aiauuiio, Apolima, Tana, tJrtj-
!scgo, and Ofu. Tie first named is tiie lar
Igest, coinaiuiiig ,70 s(,iiaic miles, and
.'0 000 iuhaldta.its; but the i nland oi l 'poiu,
although containing but srpiaro mii.'s, is
more populous, huving, as is estimated, .,
001) inhabitants. Some of the islands are
Wuler is a'jiiudant iii all the l.arhoi- and ca-
ilv obtained. oaiti:ulavl at Ania Lame
I :-ti eiMis of water enter into the harbours ot
S. 1 all th'.1 i-liiiuls, c. i c j ' t ut Savaii, where spt ins
Ian: abumlant. These islands may be vUu-
I ed with safety af all seasons ot tho year.
! From November to March, thev are most
i-ui!;j ; t to bad wc.itlier, when variable winds
jj'i'e-.ail. '1 lie v aie s k'oiii visited by gales,
i AiDou;.',- tlin harbors there are those which
tiaav be selected for salct'v accorditii; to tlm
; S'.'a-.ii. J'lie i.-.Lu.d oi I'polu is the m st
ee'iiral, ahd beim; cjunected with Manono,
wh re the piiucij'al hief resides, has the as
cendancy over t!ie whole group."
An LT.o.M.A.r Jri.v. .Miss Sinclair, in
one of her lato v'orlvS, savs that u man was
bitely tried in Falkland, for beating his wife.
The proof was posi'ixe a;id the jury retired
and spent a long time in deliberation. When
they re-entered the court loom, and the judge
soliMi.nlv a-!:ed for their l eeisien, it was u
naiiiiuousl ' t'.ehvei : l in words ''Sarctd
hi ha b'csi
, to t ; a el
irom tl..' :
pr.ven by many experi-
v. -tonishuig rate of
-o!ic! oi' time, and
?-':U t l!.e earth in eight
:) s c,.!i;h a distance of
CO., I! s
-j l"i'.i Lngli!i iitib s,
On t!:e Jd inst. iiviiry, youngest child of
31 r. .r.hu
r -.-V . Lfc-., .-
02 1 OZiUSjU .
quite small. The t t ul mi'iuVt ui' inhabit-)
jaiits is supposed to be .C,0iiO, ul' v.liom I f,-
.")0 proless eiw.siianity. Tiivre are i i the 1
I schools 1 .'3,070 tmniU, and 1 .JJ nati ve teach-
!eis. On the islands there are II En 'lih
I missionaries. " r .
! "About two-thirds of the whole no-Mibi- I A!:ki ''.!.
tiou are said to be of the missionary or ! April .'3 Am. Whab .Viip Superior, MeLanc
cnrisuau party, anu aooui iu,uu'J vviio read
or write. The inhabitants generally reside
on or near the sea coast, although at Upolu
there are several large villages in the inte
rior. The Rev. Mr. Williams visited this;group
in 1830, when they were engaged in a gen
eral war, since which time they have been
at peace. Several native teachers were es
tablished here by Mr. Williams, and the
missionaries arrived from England in lHJK.
Aggregate returns of American commerce
which has visited the Island of Tahiti durinr
the year 1840. Ships arriving of' and on,
No. of Ships, 70
Seamen employed, 1,085
" it affords me pleasure," savs Captain
Wilkes, " to bear testimony to the success
ful exertions of these gentlemen, in the yjn at
changes which must have taken place m so
shoit a time, in the feelings, habits, and
manners of the inhabitants. The language
has been reduced to writing; a printing press
established; books distributed; and a for
eigner may now pass in any di;e :ti m, meet
ing a hospitable reception from all. 'J be
native schools are well attended, and al
though accustomed to the raj, id advance
ment of education in our own coin-try, I was
surprised to witness a more rapid one in
these islands, proving that the imti, s arc bv
no means deficient in the necessary I' f. ilitit's
for rapid advancement in civilization
"The soil of these islands is verv rich,
and by cultivation would pioduce all the
tropical fruits and plants. Sugar cane is
found wild and of large size; also, corlee,
cotton, arrow-root, bread-liuii, taro, vam-
sweet potatoes, oranges, pine-apples, bana
nas, vi-apples, ami spices. The missiona
ries have introduced cattle, horses, sheep,
Among the harbors of Tutuilla, that of
Pago Pago is the safest. Of those of Upo
lu, that of Apia is the most central and ber-i
of that island. , It is situated on the north
side, in lat. 13 19 13 S., long. 171 41 ON W.
Two others were found on the south side
and thrne on the north. Of those found on
the island of Savaii, Mataatoo i the best; it
is situated in lat. Itfi7 .04 S., long. I7'i20
W. The harbors n:e formed by openinj;s
or breaks in the reels which surround the
islands, and although not of great extent
are commodious and safe with the prevailing
winds. The coasts may be approached with
safety, as the reefs are' visible, and sound
ings regular. The mean tcmp-ratur" is about
70 degrees. The south sides of the if,lam!
are cooler, and more subject to ram and
New Bedford, li m js. J JObbls. from
Am. Whaling barque Beaver, Rog
ers, Hudson, 7 inns. 'Jo0 his whale,
lo'J sperm last from Lahaina. Left
at that port, Am. Whale-ship Sap
phire, Caitvvright, Salem, 14 l-'J mos.
o'.jO sperm also, Miilon, Tucker
man. 4 Am. Brig Maryland, from Lahaina.
" Am. Wiialeship William Thompson,
Doane, .New Bedford, o mos. 1700
Ids. sperm, la.t irom Jiilo, Hawaii.
Push ncrs Mr C. Wilcox and fam
ily. (J I. S. Ship St. Louis, 2 guns, Capt.
F. I'oire: I, in m al araiso, via Ta
hiti and the Aianpo sas Islands; left
the for. nor place .March 7. Ship
Furopa sailed two days pieviuus, for
7 Am. Wha!ej hi) Milton, 'J'cckerman,
-New Betll'oiti, l.'i mos, liiju l.U.
S All I.I).
April . Am. Whaleship Superior, McLane,
5. I.:. S. Ship 'incen.M's, C. Wilkes,
Ivq lor the ( niumb:a l'ive-.
" C. S. Brii: I'otpoi, l.ieut. Com.
C. Riii;;g Id, for (lum!jia River.
" Am. Wbalii'g banpie Beaver. In-
Am. YVIiHiohif. V'illiam Thompson,
I ?oane, lo i ij. c,
R Am. WhMl.-ship Milton, Tucknman,
" HW. Whaling barrpje Honolulu,
('late Taiutian baiqoe FaIe, fonnfr
Iv the Oaprev of .S e w Bedford) Hard
wick, lo cruise,
" Am. Sch. J'dot, Spunyarn, Koloa,
0. Br. Brig 'uve, Moore, Columbia
River, with stores for the LT. S. Ex
" Am. Brig Fa na, Jnes, Mrmterey.
Vf.shi s at Tahiti, March .",th. Amount
of Oil not given. Wh.ih .'hips Swift, To
bey, Java. New Brunswick, Prir-e,
Atlantic, ILa',' Hnrv Astor, Pinkham
Almi'a, Tobey Henry Clay, Scar.-,
Sph 1 1 J i i , C - fi j i L7 tpje Riidd., Bar
fiy Barqu Fr.utllm Bri Cunency,
Sdu'v, with !' : of n.'.iiiitita.-t