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'or would tin; higher and more cx
y'o powers of usefulness with which
J!o!icii endowed, suffer from want
ol-(v.,risi, did they devote themselves
.hi(iio!islv to t Iioir domestic duties. I
i ii nitlier inclined to tliitik they would
pecivt' d litioiud vigor from the healthy
,vu of their own iiiimN, and the leisure
nil liberty allbrded by the systematic
r.. r-il,u'ity of their household all'drs. Time
would never hang heavily on their hands,
nit each lno u Mit being husbanded with
c'ire'. and every agent acting under their
influence bHng properly chosen and in
structed, they would find ample oppor
tu.iitv to ro forth on errands of mercy,
secure that in their absence the machin
ery tlc'V had set in motion would still
continue to work, and work well.
,it if, on the other hand, all was con
fusion and neglect at home filial appeals
unanswered domestic comforts uncalcu
lited husbands, sons, and brothers re
tired to servants for all the littje offices
of social kindness, in order that the ladies
f the family any hurry away at the ap
pointed time to some committee-room,
scientific lecture, or public assembly:
however laudable the object for which
I1,')- met, there would be sufficient cause
v!iv their cheeks should be mantled with
t!ie blush of burning shame, when fhey
heard the women of England and their
liitues spoken of in that high tone of
approbation and applause, which those
who aspire only to be about their master's
business will feel little pleasure in listcn
iiur to, and which those whose charity has
n it begun at home, ought never to appro
priate to themselves. Jrs. Ellis's J lum
en of England.
our own group of Hawaii much time could
ptolitably bo employed in elucidating its
natural history; and tothe geologist no other
myself u i) for lost. ' 'Tis time or you to go,'
thought I, 'or I amgone; will you never go?'
At last the animal blinked, and then his eves
opened like balls of tiro. T reimnnr.! (i.j-
ciuated as it were; he blinked again, turned j l)omt cou'd be found which would more fully
his head a very little, then turned round and rol);iy his labors in examining the structure
went away at a light ranter. Imagine theof Volcanic rocks, and the past and present
i c n i i uasuo.en iac. to my horse, ami , changes which are every where observable.
'""O iim. v . I ill ,1 I g II eaiHCr. MIHI Will! i i . . . i i
n H.rlitr.r lin..rt ..,, ri.i ii ' i , ui 1 1 c u I ally at nature's great labratory, the
a iigiitei lieart, gratciul to lleaveu lor hav- . ,, , , ,
ing preserved me." volcano ol Kilauca. Here mucli that lias
' ' been doubtful or mere conjecture in theories
The Editor returned on the Ifith from his "f the agency of lire upon the earth's sur-
trip to Hawaii, and resumes again his labors., 'lce I,CM as ni n book, and needs
In the course of his jaunt he has snow-i'JU ''1C cvc Hcicncc to read and interpret,
balled on Mauna Kea, drunk patriotic toasts! Al anco,1(J tluj north side ofOahu, there
on the Ith of .July in spring water at the ! is sui)lH,S('tl to exist an excellent harbor, far
volcano of Kilauca, and singed his clothes'' "ore CHPacioU!i ,1,aM tl,flt of Honolulu. If a
at the new streams of lava from the iatojrvey should prove th truth f the suppo
eruplion. As soon as hi 'notes can be ar-jsition with n Sootl channel, or one
ranged, any thing of interest in them w ill be w,,ich l 8,1111,1 cxl,cn9C of blading the reef
presented to the public, with the hope that' wcmId ,,mUe' Vo 1,,lvi n fil-r ,m,,c cliSlli,0 ite
it may induce some to go and do likewise. lo.r a CIt' l,,im thc l,rcsc,,t ono; n .U'
windwaid side, cooler, and umid verdant
The following note, signed in behalf of the f(dds, and good w ater. But space will not
commandant and ollicers of Le Pylade, wa'u"ow us to refer to more places of interest,
not received until alter our return from Ha-lnouS" ,,um)' present themselves to the mind
waii, which must be our apology for not "iv- ' equally deserving investigation
ing it an eailier insertion.
.Monsieur, 121 Jnni, 18 10.
To tho l'ditor of the Polynesian,
Thursday, II. A. M
Sir: Having noticed, in the Mirror of
very low, inhabited by a fine race of men.
There are several passages between the
islands to the centre, which forms a large
basin about six miles by eight.
March 2;), 'dO, daylight. Observed a
high island to leeward, about A miles in
length from north to south. Pore down,
and hove to under the lee. Ascertained
the situation to be Eat. 9 49' N., Long.
M0 ao' E., hiuh and covered withver
dure. Hoarded by several canoes. In
habitants a fine, athletic race.
As these are merely rough extracts from
iho log books they can convey no more
information, than thc true situation of
these places, by means of three excellent
chronometers, coinciding with lunar ob
servations. Put if time allows, I shall be
happy to furnish you an account of the
loss of the Frances Charlotte, with par
ticulars of the reefs mentioned.
1 remain, Sir, yours, Stc.
JO.smi M. M L I CALF.
En roponse a I'aimable article quo vous; vcscnlju mention made of islands seen
avez msere dans votre lournal, le sn hcite i 4i r r -i .
.,. .,n;- n:. i i ly nie, on the passage Irom Manila to
ue olie ooligeance ruiseitiou do eelui-ei: L . . .'. n . . , r
Interpreted du coiniiiiiiulimt m ... 1 Vt.nt ("i, and coinciding with the justness of
major du brig le Pylade, jo me fait tin plaisii-: t,,e remarks respecting the necessity of;
.1 : . i- 1 i - 1 i , r a 1
u tj.pi iinei puoiKpiejiientl aux personnes oooe : u i uiuk ; mh e s oi uio many st aiet'
(iie nous avons u I'lionneur de visiter a ly known dangers of these seas, I beg to
Honolulu, les sentiments de reconnaissance inform you that the islands referred to
ctdamitie sincere (pi on eveilles en nousjU(1.c sr.rll principally, on a passage from
leur hospitable tranche et leure boa soine, Syi, to Manila. I forward a' few ex-
a rimnriTUL tix roit a iil'.ntf.u.
While at Fort Snelling, Capt. INIarryat
bccaint? acquainted with Capt. Scott, of the
I'. S. Army, a native of Vermont, who is one
tt' the greatest Ximrods in the country, and
probably tlit; best marksman in tho world.
Two potatoes being thrown up in thc air, he
will watch his opportunity, and pass his rifle
bull through them both; and this astonishing
feat he is said often to have performed. This
piitato-piercing business, however, has noth
ing to do with one of the hunter-Captain's
perilous adventures, as related to Capt. Mar
ry at, as lollops.
,ll was riding out one day in Arkansas,
ami it so happen. d I hud not my rifle with
nif nor indeed a weapon of any description,
not oven my jack-knife. As I came upon
tho skirts of a prairie, near a small copse, a
buck started out, and dashed away as if much
alarmed. I thought it was my Mvldjn op
ppanuipc whicli had alarmed him. I stopped
niy horse to look after him; and turning my
eye afterward in the direction w hence he had
baited, I perceived, as I thought, on a simdl
mound of earth raised by an animal called a
g 'plier, just the head of the doe, her body
u'"i;r concealed by the high grass. I was
iiiiariiiccl, hut it occurred torn.; that if I could
connive to trawl up very softly, tho high
praos alight conceal my approach, and I
Sll"u,d he able to spring upon her, and se
cure her by main strength. If I can man.
'this,' said I to myself, 'it will be so-ne-""K
t talk about. ' I tied my horse to a tree,
nl commenced crawling very softly on my
,,!!1 and knees toward the gopher hill. I
armed close to it, and the doe had not start
"'; 1 rose gently with both hands ready for
a 2r;ih, and prepared to spring, slowly raising
my head that 1 might get a sight of the oni
!". l nppcared that the animal was cqual
'.v inquisitive, and wished to gain a sight of
n,pd"r it slowly raised its head from the grass
al hd nunc. Imagine what was my sur
P''' and consternation to find that,' instead
w a doc, I .uas free to face with a large male
pamhor It aH ,),; i)ruto vlicll ha(1 S()
'Tf'd the buck, and now erpially se-ired me.
'Ilri'c I wns, at hardly ono yard', distance
'1(," 1'im, without arms of any description,
know rst 'n tl,C ,,flWS f 1,10 Panther- 1
w that my only chance was in keeping
i ; "X('d steadily on his. and not moving
h P(,t ; the b ast motion to retreat would
0 "'on Ins signal to spring; so there 1
on ii as Wt e ns n s!u:ot with my cy ilxct
Das'1, ?uckiLv no did not know what was
anm"1? Wlthin mo For sor"o seconds thc
met my gaze, and I began to give
a notre eirard
nous ne les oublicron jamais.
Ofiieier du Pylade.
lieceve,, Monsieur, rusurance de ma
parfaite consideration. So.vollt.
We give place most cheerfully to the fol-
tracts from the log-books of my former
vessel, also the one at present under my
Hliip lVances Charlotte, from Svilnev f Manila.
May .$:)). 10 A. M. Mad; the
Haven Islands; boarded by four Euro
peans residing here, purchased refresh-
lowing communication, and shall look for-:iciits from them, consisting of pigs, co
ward with pleasure to a more extended de-'('oa m,rs lM(l .vams of these articles
tail of the loss of tho Frances Charlotte, and!1,,c' ,,avu a at plenty. I consider this
of the reefs referred to. It is to nrc-hinda-p1,'1 vh'fh t"L'1 !
goes like these, either whedly unknown, or11 ,roi,-,,I ,,,C proline Arc hipolagt., but as
, , ,, , , lt A a . ,. the anchorage is not good, stay must be
but partially explored that the attention o f , , r..; T i r-o
lbout half a
POSIT OF noossirsu.
July 1G, Sandwich Island Schooner .Kaha
laia, from Hawaii.
the U S Exploring Expedition should be )(). x r(.(.f cxtcmlim?r
pauicularl) duec , d. I here are many suchjmi,0 ff) s y . lQ
gioups in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, ; 11((,n.(j rccfs
me inorougn survey oi which would prove av o(J Noon. Made a group of
of inestimable benefit to tho mariner, besidesow isiaiuls, not laid down in my charts,
opening unexplored fields to the observation' corrected to Nov. 18:38. In number three,
of the scientific corps, with particular refer-'about twelve miles in circuit, extending
once to whose labors, the public in the Uni-I triangularly from North to S. W., low
ted States'and Europe generally suppose the and covered with cocoa nut trees, con
Expodition to have been planned, and whi bjnected by reefs, dry in many places. Three
wn to prove its grand characteristic froin!C!U,oos full of natives came on board, np
n.ost i f the nautical enterorises of other! purently very poor.' On being (piestioned,
countries. 'J'he observations of tho natural-l,l,0y iKm,(Ml ,h6 is,an(I l'nroiloip or Va
ist are e.pially as important to thc mereantile!rol,,I)- Jatioii, Eat. 8 40' N., Eong.
u., ..i.....r,. , Jill0 IT E. I am inclined to believe that
community, as those of the mero surveyor, but
to give the true value to labors of discovery
and exploration the two should bo judicious
ly combined. High expectations have been
formed of tho results of tke labors of the
U. S. Exploring Expedition, both at home
and abroad which we trust will not be dis
appointed but wo confess it is with some
considerable surprise that we perceive so
much time devoted to stoppages in ports,
every rock, shoal and reef of which have
bccii thoroughly known for centuries, and
these an) the Faroilip of Norie, and that
the islands in bis chart marked doubtful
have no existence in the places assigned.
On the 9th of October, after being dis
abled by loss of fore yard and head sails,
in a heavy gale, the Frances Charlotte
was totally lost on a shoal, hitherto un
known, situated in the Mindoia Sea, Eat.
1 1 .rl' N., Eon. 121 17' E. Shortly af
ter this occurred, the II. E. I. Go's, ship,
Marquis of Camden, T. Earkins, com
mander, ran on the same shoal and bc-
which arc daily visited by men of w ar of all came a total wreck.
the maritime powers, who, if any doubt has Itrisrnntin "Itosn," Manilla to Guam,
existed of the correctness of previous sur- , March 12, 'dO. Made the breakers on
vov- ,nLi W;n.w i r 1,10 rCi of tl,c 1olcw ,s,os hearing
. , . . r :.r ', E. S. E. Ihcsc islands should be ai)-
to tbeir governincnts, confirm or rcciily Ibem. , , . , 1
1 ' MIVJIV t I 1 Jill V.lit' VUUIIII) IICI) ttlltl!
Witness upwards of three months spent in
the thrco ports of Rio Janeiro, Valparaiso,
and Gallao. There can be but little doubt,
however, that previous to turning their faces
tacking within a mile of them, the land
was scarcely visible from the mast head,
although perfectly clear.
March 20th, MO. Touched at thc
homewards, those mooted points in the wide, Mackenzie's Group. Find these islands
range of the Pacific will receive an cqualCorrectly placed in Eat. 10 5' N. Eong.
share of attention. The Fijii and New EM)0 .()' E., but. their number is much
Hcbnde groups are of special interest, as greater than was supposed.. I counted
also the Island of Ascension, one of the Car- twenty one, there may be more, whereas
July 1 1, Schooner Clarion, for Maui.
" JSI, I Jr. Prig Fly, Wilson, for Califor
nia. " 12, Whaling Ship Catherine, Hunter,
on a cruise.
" 15, II. P. C. Parquc Columbia, Hum
phreys, for California.
Seh. Clarion, for Maui, King and suite.
. Pr. Prig Fly, for California, Capt. E.
Stokes, and two masters Wilson.
II. li. C Parque Columbia, Messrs.
Alexander Simpson, Steele, and Parker.
S. I. Sch. Kahalaia. from Hawaii. Messrs.
J. P. Couthouy, J. .1. Jarvcs, II. Grimes.
12a LnSEiiSr (23 gSTa
Ifave for 3 ah,
20 boxes Hyson Tea.
12 boxes Souchong Tea.
lilmmlirh 10 boxes Hyson Skin.
10 barrels Fresh Flour.
40 boxes Soap.
olinc group, with its wonderful ruins. In
in the charts they arc marked nine only,
Tor Efcw York.
L$$v T,,C I'ark F,ora Spring,
A'Pm& Mastcr' sail for 1,,e nbovu
suii port the first of August.
For freight or passage apply to
EADD &, Co.
July 11. al.
Persons having in their possession books
belonging to the undersigned, are request
ed to return them.
JOHN DIE EE.
July 11. 3w.
The good Schooner Clarion,
Jb'I tons burthen, well found in
tackle and apparel j good sea-
boat and fair sailer.
PEIRCE & BREWER. .