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;i:iv more grand in their outline; but as my
diil not carry mo to their summits, I
j not venture to say much about tliem,
Lticuhirly us it would be infringing upon a
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Jit I ) I C I sunn; n'unsis aueiii ii nave ap-
jMjll'liUCU l" ll IMSV'l 1-3) HUll 111 in UI lOlllg
and rain, tho dampness is great, and tlio
mosses which encircle every limb, like the
haggy coat of the Greenland hear, arc sat
urated with water. The young tree is here
to be seen in all its vigor, maintaining an un
equal contest with a legion of parasitical
; verdure, anu alter a lew gulches arc may be con
'cf .iM-d, we shall he there. These gulches graceful an
'4c ;iu abomination to man and beast; their ; stroyf.d by
"h iiro very apt to be laid in u soft, udhe-i while the o
iss they have not seen, though it cannot i vines, and numerous families of ferns, which
v Mam oi ineiu ui iii.Mu man. ui him:ii, ; jiko leeches are exhausting its life blood;
.t they leave unwritten what they have though yielding inch by inch to its foes it
e:i. But the horses are now saddled ; j still sends out fresh shoots, which seek an
jo int and Pillow. The morning was fine, i unguarded opening through tho dranerv of
(ir steeds galloped well; tho plain was rich vines, to reach tho outer air. These trees
;j verdure, and after a few gulches are j may be compared to a profligate roue, whose
and athletic figure, is fast beiiu' clo
the vices which it has nourished,
1! 1.1 I a I i I
U iiro very uju io imj ijiiu ui u son, aoiie- nu: uiu uiu unu uecaycu mums wnun ev
'4c mud, overgrown with a treacherous car-' try where lay about them, strangled by huge
'-it of heavy grass, into w hich the inexperi-1 vines, and retting in the dampness, pourtray
''.:r traveller plunge?, and is somewhat ! m l"dd relief tho fate which awaits those that
jrjrised to find his horse disappearing rap- struggle on to uu old age. So much for my
' from under him, flouncing and thrashing ; tho'ts; my body was equally alive to surround-
jliu a struck whalo, and covering both with n,S objects, for the path had now become so
coatm" of greasy earth, which ifthev were 1 intricate and narrow, that the vision could
'Jstiaed to become halo patches, would . be ' reach but a few feet distant on any side, and
I enough but is apt to make one sigh! those in the rear got many a thump by fol-
er the beauty of his ci dftvant milk-w hite ' low ing too close to the heels of those in ad-
:)iessihles. Frequently it is no small
or to extricate the horse from these quag-
ics, but after a few experiences of this wi
re it is quite as difficult to get the wary
iiinal into one. Once I saw one in his ef-
r;ts to avoid a suspicions place, throw off
Jk ruler, and set thrown hunselt down a
tea uanu, turning i nan Somerset in his
Surse until he landed on his feet in a brook
Jt!ie base of the hill. However if it were
f r these incidents, and some others of
.Jually agreeable nature,' of which more
;3nii. trnvi-llintr would not h worth fut nn
JMouna Kahili which we shortly reached,
ascended on foot, following up the buck-
e of the spur which leads to tho very
j&nmit. As it was steep and slippery, ovv-
rt to the smooth grass, our progress at fust
xis slow, and our knees soon began to trem-
$, and no doubt as far as they are con
fined, wished they had not come. As-
jdiug higher, the mountain becomes grad
ly more densely wooded, and the spur
grower, until its breadth is scarce two feet,
"Iscnting a sharp ridge, bordered on either
!e by a precipice of several hundred to
:)ie thousand feet in height. These preci
pes are overgrown with vegetation, sparse
tarda the top, where the banks are too
Jpp for soil to accumulate, but gradually
The moss which encircled the
branches, proved a trt acherr us guide to their
size, and many a foot or list hold was lost,
by tho seemingly stout limb, as the mass
was grasped, degenerating into n little twig,
w hich broke upon touching, and precipitated
the careless climber backwards into beds of
their slimy and chilly covering, which dis
charged their oozy contents upon us at eve
ry step. After groping our vvay in this fash
ion for an hour or inore, we reached the
summit. It consisted of a small plot of
earth about a rod square, bare in the centre,
but overgrown with stout trees upon its sides.
Upon it were several large timbers, of afoot
in diameter, standing perpendicular, and
about twelve high, with notches for foot hold
cut in them. These, as runs the legend,
have stood fn in time immemorial, that is to
say, some half century or more, and are the
remains of a fortification w hich a chief erec
ted, who lived on bad terms with his less el
evated neighbors. As the approaches to its
site are a succession of narrow ridges, a few
warriors were able to set a host of enemies
at defiance, and make the place impregna
ble. During the night his followers would
sally down and levy black mail, in the shape
OI P'g8! fowls, kalo, and potatoes, for their
lord's table. What was his end, the legend
says not; but if his enemies" did not eventu
wing denser until it reaches the bottom, ally take him off, an influenza must, for no
ich terminates in a dell, 'crowded with mortal could have lived there long, not even
ives of dark leaved ban, the silvery leaved if possessed of a hide such as Ncbuchadnez-
-Jiui, and the stately ohia, with its beauti- zar boasted, when he chewed the cud of
J red flowers, in fine contrast to the vari- sweet and bitter reflection, and of clover in
4 shades of surrounding green. So thick the fields with the brutes w hose understand-
;he foliage in these sylvan retreats, that a ings were just double his. Grecian my-
."Opical sun cannot penetrate their recesses, thology would have turned the whole posse
rie feathered tribes fully Appreciate their of them, into moss-clad trees, w hile the whis-
Ijteful shades, and in the heat of theMlay tling winds would be but echoes of their
:it thither to practice their sweet tunes, groans, and the never ending showers, the
3 to retort the mocking notes of the stir- tears of their victims, in which they were
eOitidin-T echoes Were it not for the brush- doomed to lav soaked until some frrrntnr
d, with which the ridge is covered, tho scoundrels could he found to take their place.
r:nt would beat this point somewhat dan-' llowovcr, as I am neither port or Greek,
1'iis, as few eyes could gaze steadily down they must await some more illusions vis
daik glens on either side; but tho foliage iter to immortalize -their mane.-?. If their
lie trees partially breaks tho view, and wan spirits still wander about the scenes of
jr limbs aflord a sufficient support. their fleshly iniquities, my best wish is that
en near the summit, vegetation becomes they arc bountifully supplied with watcr-
fC in the exreme, consisting of tangled proof garments, for it is a damp place for the
of shrubs, and small trees, so thiek- living.
interlocked ns to form a complete net j The view from thence is extensive. It
15 a chevaux do frise through which it embraces a large portion of the island which
uircs great caution and labor to work lay spread out beneath us like a map. A
s way. Overhead tho leaves form on dense fog soon set in and cut short all our
f netrablc barrier to tho sun, while be extasics, and shrouded all around and be-
j1'1. the trunks, limbs, and vines form an'neath us as completely from our view, as if
fu one for the earth. In fact, one here we had been taken to another planet, or an
s his way, by cruwling, jumping and other flood had arisen, and left us sole deni
zing from branch to branch for many zens of this An ocean of vapor, lay at our
died feet without once touching his feet feet, rapidly rising higher, and the little spet
10 soil, or for part of the wuy even bleing J we stood on wus our world; one peak only
!Ce of it. As this part of the mountain j of another mountain many miles distant re
Mac tenths of thejear buried in cloud! mained above the cloudi a companion to ui
in our cheerless solitude. It was a time for
many beautiful thoughts and fino compari
sons, but the dampness was exceedingly dis
agreeable, and altogether too chilly for loaf
ers at that atmospherical elevation; our bow
els also yearned strongly for the dinner we
had left at the foot of tho mountain, so after
resolving that as it was our first view it like
wise should be our last, we beat a retreat.
The fog was thick, and our stomachs were
empty swinging ourselves from branch to
branch, we soon found ourselves on a level
with our dinner, which was devoured with a
celerity which inu.it have been astounding to
any whose appetites had not been sharpened
by a similar excursion to the land of fogs.
The only inference 1 have been able to draw
from the visit, is that Fingal's shadowy he
roes, the Children of thw JMist, inust all have
been great caters, if their larder was equal
to their appetites and that the preacher
who, when challenged to draw an inference
from the following text " the asses snuffed
the east wind " inferred that they never
would have grown fat upon it, was altogeth
er in the right, unless. the nsses had been us
provident as wo were. It is certainly quite
(insupportable, that even an ass should sub
mit himself to such an appetite whetting
process without something better than a
bunch of thistles in reserve. Another amu
merit in favor of the supposition is, that an
ass of all animals has approached nearest
man; (and what man would be so improvi
dent) an ass being the only animal on record
that ever spake. Ualaain's ass not only
talked but reusoned. For fear that you may
consider this dissnitation upon asses the re
sult of a felluw feeling, I shall say nothing
more about it but end my story, as the boy
in u IJantam's famousc historic " did his, by
saying, we "got to ye house, ate our savo
rie porridge, and w ent to bedde."
Why are some Editors like the scams of
a ship's deck, after caulking? Give it up?
liecause they must be payid (paid) alter ev
Very good. Wo confess ourselves well
paid for this, and should not object to pitch
more of the like into our box.
PORT OF HQHOLULU.
Aug. Q3. Br. Brig Clementine, Rhodes, Ha
waii. l25. Am. Whale Bark Beaver, Rogers,
Hudson, 12 inos. 100 sperm, J'.Nj'J
whale .0 JO since April lat.
ii7. Br Brig Hannah, Norton, Tahiti.
The Hannah left at Tahiti U. S.
Ships Dale and Vorktown to be
here in all September.
Aug. Q-l. Am. Bark Dop Quixote, Paty,
Lahu'ui't, Maui, sU,, 10. Arrived Ship
Milton, Tuckerman, New Bedford, 'JO mos.
760 sperm, 7jU whale, 1760 w hale this sea
A A c v 1 s i mewls.
" The Partnership of the late firm of
HENRY PATY & CO. has expired by
the decease of Mr IIemiv Patv, one of
The undersigned will assume the re
sponsibilities and continue the business of
the late partnership under the same firm
(Henry Paty &. Co.) for ihe present, un
til its aflairs can be adjusted, when notice
will be given of a change in tho firm.
km .sorniu oitm
Honolulu, Aug. Oth, 1811.
II A K I) W A IS I .
Brass Kettles, Files, Hatchets, Adzr
Axes, Ship and Broad Axes, German iU
vcr, Brittannn nnd Iron Tea aiul Tablu
Spoons, Soup LailL'S, Cork Screws, Pert
and Pocket Knives, Razors, Scissors,
Shears, Knives nnd, Folks, Ivory Han
dled ditto, in setts of oi pieces, Sewing
and Sail Needles, Mill, Pit, Cross-Cut,
Hand, Pa unci, Buck and Key Hole Saws,
Wood Saws in frames, Steelyards, Patent
Balances, CoH'eu Mills, Fry, arid Sauca
Pans, Elastic Slaies, Toilette, Satira ar.cj
Fancy Looking (i lasses, Thermometers,
Silver and German Silver Pencil Cases,
Trowels, Ship Scrapers, Chest. Draw anil
Loor Locks, Paint, Floor, and W hitewasli
Brushes, Hooks and Eves, Gimblets, Bills,
and Braces, Patent and Common Augurs,
Baste Blacking. Shaving Soap, Glue Pots,
Tinned Tea Kettles, Copper Pumps,
Shovels, Spades, Bench Planes, Plows
and Moulding Tools, Butts, Hinges,
Screw's, Brads and Tacks, Blind and Sash,
Fastenings, &c.' Sic. For sale by
LADD & CO.
August as, IS-Jl.
MARSHALL & JOHNSON
HAVE FOR. SALE
25 Chests Superior Pekoe Tea.
20 Piculs Manila Colfee.
f Kegs Long Twist Tobacco.
. 5 Boxes Short Twist Tobacco.
. Best Cavendish Tobacco.
Fine Cut Tobacco.
' 30 JI. Spanish and Spanish Cigars,
. 25 doz. Claret Wine,
r 50 doz. Old Port Wine.
10 qr. Casks S. Madeira Wine.
( qr. Casks Madeira Wine.
(j qr. Casks Sherry Wine.
50 doz. Champagne Cider.
300 J Boxes Soap, No. 1.
20 Boxes Soap, No. 1 .
35 Boxes Window Glass.
1 1 Bales Brown Sheeting.
1G Cases Am. and Eng. Prints.
6 Cases Bleached Sheeting,
9 Bales Union Ticks.
2 Bales Suffolk Drills.
2 Cases 4-d Blue Cotton.
20 Kegs Nails, assorted,
American nnd China Goods,
Foil sale uy
JOUX X. C0LC0TVD.
A largo assortment of American Goods,
suitable for this market.
Powchong and Pekoe Teas,
Black Silk. Black Satin.
Black Silk Handkerchiefs.
Honolulu, Aug. 20th, 1841. tf.
"tf it g- t a z
Have fr sale, at their plantation, at Wai
luku, East side of JNIani, a quantity of supe.i
rior WHITE Sl'GAR, not inferior to tho
best imported Loa Sugar. Also, WIUTH
SYRUP, a superior article for family use,
For the information of Merchants and oth
ers trading to these Island., they would state,
that they are enlarging their business, hav
ing noy 160 acres of Sugar Cane under cul
tivation, and in tho course of the next sea
son will have lJ60 acres. By the 1st of De-
cemnrr next, mey will have a large Jot cf
BROWN SUGAR for sale, on as reasonably
terms as can be offered by any other firm.
May 'JOth, ia-H. tf.
For Sale, if applied for soon, at (ho
shop of Mr K. H. Bo.uwmin, a Superior
" English Cottage Piano," it) complete
;orr)cr and tune.
Aug. J0 13 II, , epOiy,