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hlie resource ofthe soil, by the introduc- nally incorrect. Instead "fonts hrje crater
) of foreign capital and agriculturists is on the summit, 27 mile in circumference.
Jj;fi:ically libeal, ami it is to be hoped that ; there are several. The one he visited be-
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ny ycais win wn eiap.se oei -re ineir at- ,mg one end three quarter miles in diamUcr.
,-hD will be directed t creating a profita- Its eastern bank measured AU) feet in depth,
,;Cxprt for the country, by the interposi- jthc western 13 10 both almost perpendicular,
,;1 f some, liberal and onlghtened rcgula- though i one place the bank had uivcii way
?,$. It h impossible for them to do this, and formed a less precipitous descent. The
herwise than by a judicious union of their j bottom was rough in the extreme: lava oiled
l'ids3 and labor, with the capital and intelli- -and broken up in multifarious form.i and si-
Jrncw of foreigners. The beneficial icsults j.es steam issued from souio of the en: vices,
i'these visits have not fallen solely to the ' hot enough at times to Mi a rine. But
lire of the chiefs and merchants. The i there were no traces of anv vcrv recent
(Jin-Moa people have reaped a harvest of dol- j eruptions. The other craters' were "smaller,
firs, most of which have been spent where land more to the westward.
st needed, to clothe themselves, and at j After spending three weeks in this wild
4) time have they made so respectable an land dreary solitude, on which nothing that
Waraticc as at the present. i,as lite can be found, and which mav well
The excursion to the summit of Manna .be termed, the irravevartl of mump n m.w-
ioa was one of exceeding interest, and a
T:iifir? imd.Tf iikintr Ifiui-nnU rt' .rnlll nn.
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lau's Htiu cm Jioyuo on inu occasion. oil II
ket was fired, the flag lowered, and the last
of the party commenced tin; descent. In
the hurry of the moment, and anxktv to
;is toimcl necessary to employ tlic seamen 'reach 'a more uomal climate a mitivo who
f tho ship to do the hardest work, the na- jhad loitered behind was let immediately
ves not being able to withstand the intense missed. As goon as notice of his n n-arri-
M Win :n within a few miles of the. top, val at Ililo was given, men were despatched
if of them wandered from the track, and
nigh t!ie strictest search was made for
Bin, he was not found until the third day.
to search fr him. but they returned unsuc
cessful. It is presumed that tho poor fellow
missed his wav. and wandered about amid
o was then lying under a rock, speechless if,( fogs which frequently prevail there, un
1 nearly gone; a few hours later and lie J r 1 1 he became exhausted, and then fcHnevcr
to rise again This was the only casualty
that happened during the excursion, which
considering the dangers and fatigue attend
ant upon the enterprise at tho most inclem
ent season of the year, is a matter of sur
piise and thankfulness. Want of water, it
is said would prevent any party from icniain
ing long at the summit, during the summer
The volcano of Kilauca was then thor
oughly examined, heights and distances
measured, and a collection of interesting spe
cimens made. The volcano was in an unusu
ally active state. The whole basin at times
being overflowed with liquid lava, which
during the nights presented one of the most
singularly terrific spectacles imaginable
Following the course of last year's erup
tion, which was still smoking in places, they
explored the range of minor craters, which
form a continuous chain from Kilauca cast
ward, to the sea.
jfniiM hax c perished,
The ascent of Manna Loa is verv gradual,
I being a complete dome, .of indurated lava,
ttcecdingly toilsome to tnr el over. The
OMiipass is the only sure guide to the sum-
r it, and the first notice that the traveller re
t'ives of his having surmounted all difiicnl
( L's is finding himself upon the blink of the
( iiuendous precipice that forms the eastern
ull of the crater. The exploring party as-
inded in a westerly direction from the vol
Cmo of Kilauca, that being the most feasi
l e. I'pon their fust arrival, they suffered
I'linewhat from want of provisions, and even
l high as two dollars and a half was paid
fir a gallon of water. But this necessary
tide was soon found in abundance, and a
rtiilnr rnmmnnicnl inn ovtiiMicluwl
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flip at Ililo, which afforded abundance of
fVvolics. Fuel was brought from a distance
many miles. A regular encampment was
lined, and the American flag hoisted; the
rtnduluin house being situated in the centre.
To break the frco of the winds which blow
ttrops tho mountain with teiiilie violence,
ODtilil;; walls of stone were built around the
llhole. The gales were strong, and swept
w the sides of the crater w ith a dismal howl,
t$ut added much to the w ildness of the scene.
l vv fell in abundance. Twice the ther
rncter stood at l.'J" F., though its usual
ige at night was from M" to 'JO-; at noon
jthat island. But t!ie roughness of tiie sea, gant supper, the tabies fur which were laid
with their own splashing and noises, prob-jin the ward-room and steerage, the bulkhead
ably deterred any from attacking them, even ! between which having been taken down for
if they had attracted their notice. By the the occasion. Music and dancing were pro
time the boat returned, they had drifted a ; longed to a late hour, when the ladies retir
mile or more to sea. They then abandoned ; cd, highly gratified with the night's cnter-
the wreck und made for the shore. Kahoo- : tainmcnt.
Invvc is a barren island, and used as a place, l.ATF. FKO.M Kl'ItOPK.
jof exile for convicts, who are dependent up- By "I.e Courier Des iJeitx blondes," a
Ion rain-water for drink, and glean a scanty; French paper published in Mexico, of dato
subsistence from potat.)cj which can be rais- JOtli of Feb. last, barn the following intclli
ad only in a few places, or are dependant genee: The heiress to the British crown
jupen the charity of thtir friends on other is-! was born the 'Jlst of November. The new
lands. After landing, they walked twenty ! from France was up to Jan. oth. The Kus
j miles before they found the settlement, where 'sian and French governments were negotin
j t hey w ere hospitably entertained by the ting an offensive alliance. The armaments
; chief. After remaining a week, the party'; in France were still going on., A lively
jwere enabled to reach the Vinccnncs, an- misunderstanding existed between Russia
jchored at I.ahaina roadstead. The Vin-jand Jjiglaud. "France had wished, both
j cenne.s arrived here on the 18th ult, and left j for the interest: of freedom and civilization,
jon the oth iust. after completing the survevsjto foim a close and disinterested friendship
!at Pearl Biver and nil' Barber's Point. j with Fnglnnd, but the late movements in tho
j The Brig Porpoise arrived lioin her south-j Fast has destroyed all confidence in the En
ern cruise on the J.'th ult., having br.en at j glish alliance. Now they would deck tho
jsea 1 21 days out of ll2;). J)uiihg that time interest and aggrandizement of their coun
!she visited most of the low island:!, Tahiti, - try." A treaty of commerce between Kn
ithe Uiidach chain, and fixed the position of i gland and Texas had been signed by, Lord
; several not accurately known before. A Palmerston and Gen. James Hamilton, in
I party with the apparatus lor boring into co-1 which the. independence of that power was
' i jiI, to discover its structure and formation, ' recegnir.cd.
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i ii n.u u iii'muii ou a suian isianci. j ne
Itime was too slio:t to enable them to bore
Tho Mexican Brig Primavera, brings u
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I ,. i .4 i-(T i, . c .i papeis irom uie cuv oi .ui'mco s uiic
jtleeplv, the most (liliKUlt pa:t of the opera-1 ' 1 ,
i. i . i ! March 1st. Ue lca;n nothing of interest
from them of either Furopcan or American
intelligence, excepting that Napoleon's re
mains had arrived in Fiance, and were de-
Jtion having just been overcome when ti:ev
iweie o!)lig.ed to leave. The depth obtained
Jwas about IX feet. During their eruisethev
experienced much bad weather, nud lost oi-
!eral men by death. Touching at Pcnn hu.'. i PositC(l in t,,e Pailtl,.cn!1 at Pnri. without
j Island they met with a mo -,t "hostile rece; -! !U,.V banC(;- ' 1,1:3 Philippft endeavpr-
jti-.ti. The natives attacked them immediate- ! Vi to n!'t,iciile in favor of liis t ,tlcst S0,J
ly, but were frightened away by run.s iircd hl,t thp n:Ul0M would not consent to it. Ut
Some of the scientific gentlemen also vis
ited the highest mountain on .Maui, remain
ing five days examining its botanical and ge
ological feature.1?. Its height is somewhat
short of 10,000 feet. The immense crater
which exists upon its summit is more of a
deep gorge, than a regular shaped basin,
like that on Mauna F"n. The violent ac
tion of the lava in former davs probahlv burst
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iBrose occasi many to 1)J. .Not withstand- !,l,"lM ' ", nun mus seemtu a pas-
iifcthe raritv of the atmosn!,ere, the i-artv l'n' it IF info the plain beneath.
n r.-icd less than miglit have heen expected, ! im h;ilM,MI ia.ion.,in e, one nine ami
tVu!i chapped lips and bauds, and swelled 'three quarters to the westward of it, on which
f os gave evidence of the intensity of the j'voral es.-cls have l;een aground w ithin a
CbM. Some few suli'ered from slight bleed- i''(nv yrai's f'"'" H"t being acquainted
Ms, but all became gradually habituated to j'i'h its position, has been accurately stir
lie siato of the atm -sph me, and were able -veyed. (For account of this survey see our
t intend to their several duties. jlast I'limber.) In executing this duty, it
1 1) mglass' measurement of the height of ! blowing a strong gale at the time, one ofthe
tie mountain proved nearly correct. In boats, commanded by Passed .Midshipman
ffiuid numbers it is stated at I3,."00 feet. j in. May, broke her back, from the vio-
ic point where tho encampment was form- j lenco of the sea, and Idled immediately.
CJ, immediately upon the brink of the crater, j I'ortunately they had just reached the lee of
w named Pendulum Beak, by Captain j tin? island, otherwise all w ould have been lost.
Wilkes. .The results ofthe observations iThe other beat, commanded by Fieut. Budd,
tfiile from th pendulum proved excecdinglv being close at hand, came alongside, and
rijtercstiiiT and satisfactory, being the first took rut the provisions and instrument soul
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tfir made with this instrument at so great pulled ahon. The crew ofthe broken boat
tl elevation, threo t( four thousand feet ( remaining by her, supporting themselves by
fi'ig the highest that any excel imcnts had !(,ars and climfinnr to her sides. The other
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boat was too small to take them, and it was
necessary to save the water and provisions,
as it was impossible to foresee how long they
might have to remain on the desolate island
of ICahoolawc. Mr. May very generously
refused to leave his crew, and remained with
them until the boat could return. Their
greatest danger was from the sharks, which
ivars, we hear nothing; consequently sup
pose the storm has blown over.
These subscribers on other islands who are
still indebted to us, arc requested to remit
the several amounts due, as soon as possible.
Also all those who intend to become subscri
bers fur another volume, (the present being
completed in six weeks more,) to give us
speedy notice. As it is important to know
what amount of patronage can be depended
upon before we undertake another volume,
all who are interested in its success, are re
quested to aid its circulation, and to forward
to us be fo i e the fust of June next, the desi-
over their heads, and a display of arms.
This island is small and low, about 8 miles
in diameter, with a lagoon in tho centre. It
is well wooded with cocoa-nut trees. The
natives are ferocious in the extreme, and im
mediately surrounded the brig with their ca
noes, and came alongside, uttering the most
horrible howls, and making the wildest and
most frantic, gestures. It would be danger
ous f,r any vessel to approach this island,
junprej ared to resist nn assault. In an ex
jtraet from the Nantucket Inquirer published
j m No. 41 of our journal, this island is erro
neously placed in 0 .'J3 S., Jo:! I 1 Its
true position, wlir-h we received iVei.i fait i - - . ti n .i i . i
.,. , , . ' ' 1 1 r d information. AUo, all those yvjio intend
, y.uirn,A Ij ..j CM A. ..1. li .. r
, T V , , 1 " ''-; to discontinue their subscriptions, to give us
iihvn s Island, at. f 05 S., Ur.v !uJ I V ! r .
. . J -'-.,i'o-,. too ii " i immediate tiotscc. tf Fo.
j ai laii'.n 7 .ou I..
I On her arrival here thr- brig was hove
down, and re-eoppered. On the 0th she
'sailed f r tho Colu:n!ia Biver, whero the
ISqundron will remain till the latter ait of
the Nniiim.'r '1.1,1 flw,., I,.. .1... i .. a ,' . i
" maiv: no: oi ; I o inoir: MTiVTO
.way to thoFnited State, via Manila, Singa-;Apr. 17. Haw. Kclr Kahaiaia, Maui,
pore, and the Last Indies. .. M(!V.!!M i;(.;.r i,;... n ......
IS. Am. Brig Maryland, Maui. '
113. Ship South Caralina, Bailey, Maui,
i'o rnos. VoO bbls.
Apr. II!. Haw. Sch .Paalua, Fahaina.
HO. Am. whale:diip Kibe, Merrihu, to
" Am. Barque Xye, Smith, to cruise.
21. Mcxie.un Jirig Primavera, China.
" Am. Brig Maryland, Lahaina and
22. U. S. Ship St. Louis, Capt. F. For
rest, Lahaina, IMaui, and for California.
I he past foitnight has been for Honolulu !
quite a gay season. The bad given on board ;
the SL Louis, by the Commander and ()(;)-1
cers of that ship, is by universal consent "ul- j
lowed to be the prettiest and most pleasant '
affair of the kind that ever occurred here 1
The ball-room' reached to the inain-mnst, and !
t tit,. ' i
was lormed ny the Hags of oil the principal
nations, tastefully arranged so as to present
u lofty and spacious hall the guns having
been cleared away, left ample room for the
dancers. The chandelier, which was form
ed around the capstan, presented the
mailt, and penetrated even into the tents,
I that they were nbliired to stop uoie rent
I I 'V
" r clI,fl7' Presented the up- Lmmixa, iMaui, April 15 -Arrived Ship
nu ance of a pyramid of lights, tho candles ! (Jeorge Mnryj Coflin, KdgartowrJS
'ing inserted in the sockets of bayonets, 1 00 bbls. 200 this season. Spoke,
c polished sides of which added much to! Hoboinok, Jones, Falmouth, 8 nio$!
that they were obliged to stop njAho rent
the ruck which allowed it ingress, tl
The other statements of DoujjIasV a, to
( I asnrements, activiiy of the volcano, etc.
J which sou hi, journal as published in vol.
of Hawaiian Sport at t. proved mit sig- 'are particularly numerous and ferocious cfT ! AM': oV!o,-!s t!tr.
jibe brilliancy of the scene, in regular rows bb,,i! T.Bn"lue GeorRc 1f rtc Li
-raduallv dhnioi.bio. ; x Kvdturd, (HO bbls.-Shin Co
... u,.gm,a, racieu.nucl, (oJmiration for j Ap. . 17th. Wlialeship India.
i",UMIil) ami tasie. A row of lights, I'AKXGEUS
wmiHnui:ir lixturts, was nttaehed to the
brass railing of the pooi
ted a delightful promennd
gaged in the more aeti
ifi ro to
Sherman. Xew Bedford. 2 1 mos y inn KM.
. A row of lights, r.ASSEXGEiiS.
k as nttaehed to the I" I'. S. S. St. Louis, for Lahaina, J. J)u
p which deck form- (!oit J"'s,b Consul o France, A. Brins
d tor those not cn-: ,n'Ie-J'1;'! V Citul. Mr. J. J...Tarvcs.
ve Mrrri- I ! ,n h -'''O -md, II. A. Pciice, Esq.
I P.i:''-vju i.rH rHmiiv