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THE POLYNESIA N.
feathers ami ilirt. After ihey are pro-: seamen. In line let a man of war he em
cured, they are separated from feathers ' ployed on any of the cruising grounds, and
and dirt, are carefully dried and packed, she cannot fail of being of essential service,
and are then lit for market. The host j and that too, to a class of American citizens,
sort are sent to IVkin, for the use of the j whose interests have been more over looked
Kinperor. The labor bestowed to render , tjllu, tiK,riC! ()f any other. The following ox
them fit for the table is enormous ; every 'tract from the Southern Literary .Messenger
feather, every stick, or impurity of any j ,.9 forci,,,y yinm this puil,t
kind, is carefully removed ; and then, al-1 r
ter underpin-manv washings and prep-' 1 h(' u,Kll fis,,cr.v that nursery of
arations, thevare made into a soft, deli- American seamen, and prodigy of an
cious jelly; "they are likewise served up iMerprise, unouarded and defenee
in broths'and souns : thev have the reim- M Pr"es its prey from the coast ol
tation of being nutritious, and hi-hly America to Japan on the est am hunts
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stimulating Tho extra va-ant prices uiv- 11 v,,m :mi1 ";u" ,ar , lu LU, ,.um.I
en for these nests by the Chinese, render ' Pl',r- A cr.u,su ,(,,,ml the world, lor oil
thrm n im.t nv.wMisivn nriifl.. of dioi s not 'd M voyage ; at least, Mr. hd
The sale has become a monopoly of thojitor !llls 'ul a k'amo! j"'r- . l .M
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a numerous population, remains in dispute
between their respective governments.
Notwithstanding all the dilliculties incident
upon sech an undertaking, American citi
zens are rapidly directing their attention to
wards the Oregon, and when government
amount of $-1,000, 1 Uo of American proper,
as having touched there within that year
Dnn nl'llio liint nmintimr lriiu ..f.i
tivcs, particularly to strangers, is tKjr j;
ness for displaying their kiiowledr(. ,,r ...
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government in whose dominions they are j
be because the ocean is the whaler's home!
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found. Mcven, in his vovagu round the!Ji"1 s0 11 ,s ,,,:u tuucKei-meu, or me
world, states, that the Japanese had long
ngo discovered that these costly birds
nests are nothing more than softened sea
weed, and that they now prepare the sub
stance itself in an artist-like manner.
Dr. .Sigtuond, on the Ceylon Moss.
SATURDAY, MAY ,, ItMl.
The importance of making a naval station
privilege of fishing among our antipodes,
without being on a foreign voyage, pay a
larire revenue into the Treasury. Towns
and districts are supported by them.
shall have extended towards them the strong correctly speaking, their ignorance, of ml,
arm of her power, with the assurance of her languages. Little urchins, with SCiiri
countenance and protection, the resources years enough over their heads to allow tin
and wealth of this now scarce known Tcrri-!to speak their mother tongue, jump liolll i
tory, will be speedily developed, and the i hind walls, or start from their lurking i,iu.,
number of its population soon entitle it to be w here they have been patiently awaitin g.
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ct'ivcu nuo the conlcucniey. approaching pedestrian, and with a uo
llie attention ol the American govern-1 luossivo grin, salute him in shrill mn
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mcnt cannot be too often or too forcibly (li- ioles, with a ' dood inornin," or ",,
roctcd towards tiie rapidly increasing inter-llite," a 44 bun jour," or 44 bon soir " 9,
ests of its citizens in the iSoith Pacific. ;u. run away wjt, ns lnucn hapj.j,,
The late informal proceedings t. .wauls, and ..j jn t,Kir j,IV(.njj0 countenances e
cruel treatment of American eili.ens on the Rcilly jf tie salutation is returne.l 1
purioiiueauioin.augove.nmeni.areaione th(v .....i recciv(.j .. Soanisl. r,.l r.., .,.
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umuu'1 l" "w u,u "L-Ul- UIUl l A I.MS X- ,nnHnr .,s. a l. I - .
have alwavs in tins pait ol t ie racilic, a i .. ,i . u i i .
1 , , ' day the 44 dood moruin is as (rcnueni!
force sulnciently largo to command the res-L, , , . . 1
'I'!..... .......... U tVr.iti tlio flfniii ! IH'i-t ill nil (ln 1 u i ( ! i ! ii ill n ir i, minv -iiwl ... J "'
,l,,1,UlU7 "l. " " .'i , . . .T :r" V -hour, and perhaps the first sound hH,o;r
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WC 1IUI IIIUUMI J IJilV I'M v;V.I llllll-il- .-iii-min ni iii.i iin 111 nil Kill nil . i i , , . ...
. 1 . i, 1 i , , . j on taking his morning walk, is 44 d.ioi i.i',.
III1IIJIII1II1I3.-1UII. 1 lltll llllin. V.IIH.-I IWI l'ii,v.7. niiiii.n uiv, jvuiyusv.,! UlRI UUIILIUUS Hi i -.1 i. .
.... l4 .... I J Ulice, when it happened to us to lie t
I . . .. . I ... 1 I I . .i I . . I w I folio .I ullllllLl'nr .ili.l I I'll':. I I. -ill. .Ho I ' 'I 1
il II II I 111 I I llj'.'ll.tnivi umi.i 'i i-uij'Mii) iiiiii , i i iii mil i' 'ii.-j.
gives eniplovment to more seameu thanj At this group there are already sixty fami-'
(ho navv ol the United htales.
ing in a portion of one of the other island
not much visited by foreigners, we nutinii
i (t lLc licsi iVi m i tin. i'nit.t .u ..i;..., ii...
, - v iiiivii UHHI..-1. iiivniiiiii im; I .
Nnxv ailbrds no vessel lor the special k-missionaries of the American IWrd, and ! ' ' " '" o ,,c uwaiti;
vim of i-misin-r ver their " -rounds "; ,.,-l,,1J , ,,, i:..- I i. ; ,MM "ITmiu'- u w
r - - ,j " .1..... i.. . i 1'Mim.u hi i in i i ii ia i -
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Willi these lishermen not a gun to pro- Hairo with the natives. TI. vh,!o .....i...r ! ",i,uu Mun oul a ,a"' vMvrly ",ilM ol v,':
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at these islands, has been repeatedly nr-ed 1 l,I'u ? ;V- . i I'.ericans Here cannot be mueh short f i ..... ..,
7 1 W"' i .,.l..,,. n,,,,,,).... ii. ii.il. ,M i. 1 1 1; 1 1 iti i i i i . . . . I III lit 1 1 ill ( ni :i m:i rnu ii iwm ln ir II:
.n.MP. tl... Ani-iiriiM .r.n-eni.iient. mid it ;, ,, 'hiu-iwmn.,,, ... i.,.. MX ,,, C(I ur ul u.ust ,(.vc.al iuurt.(i r ""V
. 7i i" i i and ever ready, with its strong arm, to ,,,,,, ti;lll ii.,.s. u' ..n (jt ,,,,.
step, the utility and necessity ot which is; . .J , . , .. . ' . ' .," 1 "'"M i)l il" oim i
( j. j pearanee and position excited our ciuiiH!
Mill, IIIV Ulllll iinu hi. i. v-rin y in , iiii.ii is . i'I , I, f- i I i , . . ,
yearly increasing. All the conunamh is of Prol: tlH m,,n lU :ir ,alvl."1 lllm,Ils , " hatever naiion. It is principally to their j mw ud w nn,ned to hud .,,
the U.S. ships of war who have of lute J,?. rc,,rCSS "T l" VUU Jm1 PlliI:i"""'li rxertiH that ! a,'at,OM t the phenomenon. The
visited this Archi.eh.go, have been forcibly I " t!,t the present ciuli.aiion and Christianity of j"1 -nnmi could not have been more liv
iunul u it!, H i, Ct it 1, t,u, wbi.i, ' XU'lt. ' ! e to be attribute d. The mis-; In-pule of puzzles; v;
sii-uaries ah. ne h.ie been supported heroj 1,0 icUuW ial, or had lie ex penciled tl
since the w ar I JJ JO, at an expense of about : f:ih' ot" 1 (,,'s lll fr iuani!tv(ing t
this etlect, and to be more lliilv aware of the1 . i ...... , , , , expeuoed in permanent ami valuable mi
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great amount ol American property anil m- ,.....: no urii-Uit f;u,ev to dei.ict soim
terests which are in so exposed a situation ! oj- tj,e st.(.IM.s iiat .iro" enncted among
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will be an important future in their rcspec-ii,, . , ;
tive renorts. That the rovi i r.mciit i,t hoinoL. ' ii . .... i i. ... l,i ;tdI lo-u al 5111 v
' . :iii . ocean, ami nnu tin- ii-.u-:i i i ihi;. , . .. . . . . ,. ,,r , ..... ,-,tv ,,,.iiti.. !,..v,..,,l i.;.. i
4 liiMf on ii r tn in ,.,(. renn s.-oti.l ., us in ', , ' r " . .. . i ''S1' gi'd l't loll ol which has been ,M,CM ' 111 "''-' heoncl Ins I,
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" . ' ... . . . . nv, .-u,.i t I.,..,, !'. iiti.,, , i.. i .... i ii, i l.i i.m i!. t.. i.. ..,.........:... i.:,'.
....... v.i i . i v ii i t,i ii ii v u i i' in y ii i ins H i
low sinners, till sunshine or storm should
compassion waste bun away. There Ir
stood. Aot a muscle moved eves lixidiin
bright, but still immoveable. At length w
eame opposite the apparition a hollow s um
fell upon our ears 44 Good morning, Sir,
44 Good morning to you, my venerable," an
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in. mi uuu ii mu ins neui wiin a st lit civ iiih
tion, and walked away with as much sati
faction as if he had relieved his mind liuii,
an aw ful weight of responsibility .
in this ocean, we may infer from the fact
that the Sloop Yorktown, under the com
mand of one of the most activ e and capable
captains of the navy has been ordered to
cruise throughout Polynesia, with a special
view towards tho whaling interests. When
we consider tho extent of the field, the dan-
thein ; outrage mutiny on board pil
lage ships disabled wrecks the whal
ing Captain, with a full cargo, forcing the
crew to desertion, or landing them on un
inhabited islands, that he may reap the
benefit of their lay or share of the cargo
t lie crew, in their turn deserting at sea a
gers of the navigation, the numerous savage Captain who is not in hick and, disabling
and hostile tribes, the several semi-civili.ed his ship, steal away Ins boat, at night to
nations so rapidly rising into existence, the revel in the sunny dimes of the South
great number of islands frequented by Ameri-i Sea Islands. Tho life of an American
can shipping, the number of seaman, ships j whaler 44 tells as true a tdo of dangers
amount of property, all embraced wiihiu its past"
limits, we find that even a much larger force s cvor t10 dmk annals of the deep
could be profitably employed. Instead of as Disclosed for man to di( ad, or woman weep."
it has been in past j ears, a solitary vessel ,.u;sties obtained rfurinir a three venrs'
occasionally touching n! a few of the islands (niist. amoi!o. whalers give tho-startling
in question, scarcely a.Tonliug the semblance rvXtt that from casualties peculiar to the
proements, or in wotk lor lh' special ad
vantage of the natives.
The amount of property held by their
countrymen, which may be termed their
floating capital, consisting of goods for trade,
furniture, and whatever else can be included
under personal estate, cannot be reckoned
at less than a million of dollars. In thiand
the following statistics, it is impossible to
get the precise amounts, but it is believed
that they approximate near to the truth.
100,000 invested in agricultural pursuits,
including sugar, silk, coffee and other plant
ations, stock, etc. A moiety of this capital
is fixed on the island of Kauai. I II sliiiiiiirirr
Signs and wonders seem to be iiifhcrir
upon these islands. "Thick crowdin;' ji
owned at Honolulu, l'J,(.K)0. Of real es-ci( S" m'ftrllt cloud the minds of those iiiclii
ed to bo timorous or superstitious hut t"
others, they are but additional proof of tli
tate, houses, etc. $;30 .),'J(K.) may h consider
ed a fair valuation. For the lat-t live and a
half years, the imports from the United unvt r oi a fonder-working Providence
Hates have am'. tinted to 1.000 ono ,.. I A ivw uights since a most brilliant mchr
of relief or protection to their countrymen, whtdi:;!- business alone, the loss of life ! '('ii!g that from all other sources within t Jlas OJS01rvcU Hirgh the hcaun
" i in n emit ii-ii-b- dn.,.l! !..!. (.!...
or giving countenance to their commercial during a voyage is ten per cent, of men
enterprises, six or more suitable vessels ami olliceis. If I were called on to point
could be advantageously engaged in cruises out a wcj'wl rervieo for a public cruiser,
from Now Zealand, and Sydney to these 1 could not designate one which would be
islands, and thence to the Xorth West C ast "lore grateful to tho fet lings of oliieers,
of America, California, and .Japan, embrac-,01 "ful to the public interests, than that
Jnrrnll the wl.alin.r rrronnd.. That number' of carrying relief to distressed penmen
would be sulhcient to allow one to be in each imun t i,c' of the Pacific, and of j An equal number have iccrui
f.l. .rin.ionl norr.. dnriior the nerind when cruising ovcMlio " whaling grounds to embracing as great an amount
, 1 . 1 . . . protect the fishermen in their rights. . Imt many of them bavin;' touched bore mo
the whalers eorne in to recruit. A measure . 1 l1 J, " neit, an.
.. i i i . i i , ... TKn fur tinrln iC tlm IVn.ili V, t nnct included Uitho statistics for this oort. nln I
WHICH wouiu oe u. I'M c y i v i .i;i;im in ,,v -- ..o... .....-i, . , . . . . . .
J . i iii.- A few annua v reeniit nt Fl ivv.;; ,,...1 I' Pas,t ,IUJ o efock, the siujiu ar )henlin'ii
.i i.i: .1.--.., ... .....,.,.,. ... fit Aiiinrif.n. former v so valniili u tit Amnn. 'v lv'w """,I,UJ ritum i iiuwau and Kaiim. 1 . . ' 1
ITlf.lll III I'll (1 II llll i' Llll.lll LI 1 IM I. ?l ll- CI 1JLL1I.1 'I " - " - .
degree of discipline among their ships, and 'can
also to rcccivo tho best medical attendance. together with other important commercial
The St. Louis, Capt. Forrest, during his re-1 interests there, until they have entirely pass
cent cruise to tho Washington, Society, and cd into the hands of a rival nation. The
the same period. 1 1,1 a x'therly direction, einiiting a s:i:nkl:
Since June 1st, 10 !0. A.I Amcriean wl,,.. I tnmi of li!,t' ol" llie clean st and hii-iit
lers lune touched al this port, havimr on ,MM! a"cl ulu'n ,uar tllu horizon d.,!:.pr
board up wards of -1 (!'.) baneU of oil v.l.r"1 m " shower of lustrous seintillatii-ns
ued at I, l!'0,70 J ships and outfits, reek-' 1,or .,,,c ''ast Uu ,l"",ll,s. nearly iwy
oned at the low rate of .'.,(.:0' ) each, makes1 windward has brought iwf
CIkOuO total of fchiiis and oil. C, jj'ir, Tin I l),,rts 0,thc Ull,,sl;dly active state of the W
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recruited at Mm.i i ua""' uvl-"'lcu oy shocks ol earui(ii;iM-
' i tt'ltlyll liniir. . ,1 .1 A . . il 1 .1 . limit
..c ,.( ii imvu uAieuueu io me laiiiicsi in
'l 'I I ' I ' v. I IV. ....
' ol IMaui.
J iMondav evemnr nst. w nl.oiit liii'
these islands, was able to afford valuable and
efficient assistance to many American whal
ers, also to reform several abuses practised
towards seamen by the government of the
first mentioned groups. She also secured
six mutineers who attempted to fire their
ship, and takes them to the United States
for trial. At Tahiti, Capt. Forrest by prompt
interference, nipped a mutiny on board of a
whalcship in its bud, and thus prevented
consequences which would havo been preju
dicial to the owners, and disastrous to the
Hudson's Bay Company hold their sway
over all that immense tract of country, nnd
extend their influence far within the limits
of the Territory of the United States, over
whelming by the extent of their resources,
and the high state of discipline of their re
tainers, any attempts to share a trade, a por
tion of which most undoubtedly belongs to
American citizens, by tho acknowledged
limits of their Territory and of the remain
der, a large tract, embracing much valuable
land, with every thing necessary to support
f merchantmen within that period 5 ship, j tides, which was observed lute
barks, 5 brigs and 1 schooner have arrived 'I'0 7t'1 1' iW,,,hl!r 1 8.17 and extend
.i .i I hl'iilKrluiiit I tin ivl'itwl.1 .,..,.. i!'im;i' '.
at this nort. the afr.rrefmtn vl.. ,.r ,..i.:-i. . . i throtiriout the islands, doing great damn:
i ee t ... w it iiiuii im i . . . ... .
about 1SJ7.o00. These ve.l. I,..,! , nr,d occasioning much loss of life, (for K
, -w . v. , I I III! till
board, property destined for other ports to ' l,;mdrs OI w,,lc, sce "uwniian vcw
the amount of 8150,000. y these facts it j ViA' l" No L occurn!(1 gni". ,)Ul
w ill be seen that there are few places if JUw S cxtcnivc tt 8- The water in tho 1
in the Pacific, where a greater amount of lr WM (,,iS, ,VC(1 to bc wJdcnly discolo
tictilars of which see Hawaiian SpedaM
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American property is involved than at these I hrt a mS l,ke 11 t,de-rM. H tllt n r,i
islands, and consequently as far as pecuni
ary considerations arc concerned, and the
motivo to protect and countenance American
enterprise, no more desirable situation for a
naval station. In addition to this we may
add that the consular returns for the island
of Tahiti, for the year 1810, give tho gross
OUt mnidlv. Imvimr nni-t f tlm loirl.or an1
all the reef bare. The fall was estimated 31
three feet. This occurred twice within
few minuses, before the wuter resunifJ '!i
ordinarilevel and appearance. Vliftl1''
this siifolar eircumstunco was confiiu'd
this place, or what is more probable
this was but the spent force of a wave wlii