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A Serpent. The writer having been out
shooting, lay down to rest under u tree when
suddenly he was aroused by a furious, bay
ing of hia dogs. "On turning round, I be
held a snake of the Cobra de taptlla species,
directing his course to a point that would ap
proximate very close to my position. In an
instant 1 was on my feet. The moment the
reptile became aware of my presence, in
nautical phraseology, it boldly brought to,
with nn expanded head, eyes spatkliug, and
neck beautifully arched, and the head raised
nearly two feet from the ground, and oscillat
ing from side to side, in u manner plainly
indicative of a resentful foe. 1 seized the
nearest weapon, a short bamboo left by one
of the beaters, and hurled it ui my opponent's
head; I was fortunate enough to hit it be
neath the eye. The reptile immediately fell
and lay apparently lifeless. Without a mo
ment's reflection, I seized it a little below
the head, hauled it beneath the shelter oft lit
tree, and very coolly sat down to examine
the mouth for the poisonous fangs, ot which
naturalists speak s? much VVhi.e in the act
of forcing trie mouth open with a stick, 1 felt
the head sliding through my hand, to my
utter 'astonishment became aware that i hud
now to contend against the m st deadly ol
reptiles in his full strength and vigor. In
deed, I was in a moment convinced of this,
f r, a I tightened my hold round his throat,
its body became wreathed round my neck and
arm. If the reader is nware of the univer
sal dread in which the Cobra de Captlla is
held throughout India and the almost instant
death which invariably follows its bite, he
will, in s une degree, be able to imagine
what my feelings were at the moment; a taint
kind of disgusting sickness pervaded my
whole frame, as I felt the clammy fold of the
reptile tightening round my neck. 1 still
held the throat, but to hold it much longer
would be impossible. Immediately beneath
my grasp there was an inward working and
creeping of the skin, which seemed to be
assisted by the very firmness with which 1
held it. Finding, in defiance of my efforts,
that my hand was each moment forced closer
to my face, an idea struck me, that were it
in my power to transfix the mouth with some
sh:irp instrument, it would prevent the reptile
from using his iangs, should it escape my
hold. My gun lay at my feet the ramrod
appeared the very thing required, which with
s mc ditficultv I succeeded in drawing out,
having only one arm disengaged. My right
arm was now trembling from over exertion,
and my hold becoming less firm, when 1 hap
pily succeeded in passing the rod through
tho lower jaw up to its centre. It was in t
without considerable hesitation that 1 let go
my h ld of the throat, and seizing the rod in
both hands, at the same time, by bringing
them over my head, with a sudden jerk, I
disengaged the fold from my neck, which
had latterly become almost tight enough to
produce sti angulation. There was then little
difficulty in freeing my right arm, and ulti
mately to throw the reptile from me to the
earth, where it continued to twist and writhe
itself into a thousand contortions of rage and
ngony. To run to a neighboring stream, to
lave my neck, hands, and face, in its cool
ing waters, was my first act after despatch
ing my formidable enemy. This concludes
n true, though plainly told talc. As a moral
it may prove, that when a man is possessed
of determination, coolness, and energy, com
bined with reason, he will generally erne
oflT triumphant, though he may have to cir
cumvent the subtlety of the snake, or combat
tho ferocity of the tiger."
AA crt semen ts.
Have for Sale, which they offer on
reasonable terms :
20 Doz. Port Wine
23 " Sherry do.
10 " S. M. do.
20 " Claret do.
10 " Raspberry do.
5. 11 Sarsaparilla Syrup
10 " Lemon Syrup
5 " Assorted do.
5 " Stoughton's Elixir
25 Boxes Assorted Teas
Also Just received
3 Lady'. Splendid Riding Saddles,
50 PatcnLeather Head Stalls.
April 24, tf.
Have on hand and for sale at low prices
the following articles, viz:
23 Cases 4-4 blue Cottons of the best
dye and fabric.
4-4 Cmckopee Cottons, bleach
Bleached Cotton Drill
30 Bolts Am. Cotton Duck
2 Cases Merrimack blue Prints
20 Bales 4-4 Brown Cottons
4 3-4 do. do,
3 " do. Drill
1 " Scarlet Flannel
1 " Russia Sheeting
4 Bolts Brusgins Canvass
20 " Ravens Duck
5 Cases Prints, assorted colors
10 Boxes Muscat Wine
100 Dernijons, 5 galls.
85 pair Venitian Window Blinds
90 Window Frames, sashes, &c.
(JO Kegs White Lead
100 Molasses Shooks
75 Baits Am. Leaf Tobacco
5 " Bright Varnish
1 Box RiHe Powder in cannistcrs
50 Kegs Powder
2 ) doz. fewaim's Panacea
5 Bbls. Linseed Oil
20 doz. Olive Oil
40 " tin boxes Scidlitz Powders
2 Bbls. Spirits Turpentine
1 Case Friction Matches
300 Boxes Am. Soap
10 Boxes Pipes
20 Sides Sole Leather
2 44 Patent 44
25 Ox Bows 25 doz. Axe Handles
Sheathing Copper viz.
1 Case 26 oz. 80 sheets
24 oz. 90
22 oz. 100
20 oz. 100
18 oz. 100
16 oz. 100
S- 570 sheets
3 Kegs Shcaihing Nails
30 Coils Manila Rope, assorted sizes
50 Indian barrels White and Sicily Ma
3G Qr. Casks Pale Sherry
8 Indian bbls. Burgundy Port.
July 10, 1811. tf.
LAED & CC.
have for sale
20 bales Domestics.
10 cases do.
50 44 Blue Cottons.
4 " Blue Dri.ls.
bales Brown Drills.
4 44 striped bhiitings.
6 cases Fancy do.
1 44 Eeaveitcens.
I " Plaids.
1 " Silk Umbrellas.
10 Cotton do.
31 " Prints.
4 " Printed Ponjee Ildkfs.
1 1 cases Cotton Hdius.
9 44 Kiheis.
55 " Blue Nankin.
8 " Assorted Dry Goods.
9 Drab Hats.
51 packages Hard Ware.
50 Kegs Nails.
4 Casks Soap Stone Furnaces.
20 doz. Cast Steel Wood Axes.
I Cotton Ginn.
3 cases Brushes.
10 Boots and shoes.
222 Bars and Bundles assorted Iron.
6 do. Shovels.
1 cask Cart Boxes.
8 bundles Spike and Nail Rods.
5 boxes Tin plates.
20 bolts Canvass.
30 pieces light Ravens Duck.
l9 coils Cordage.
20 doz. Carolina Hoes.
6 cases Looking Glasses.
9 44 Assorted Funcy articles.
2 " Books, late publications.
100 barrels Pilot Bread.
22 hhds Navy do.
5.'5 boxes Soap.
1 cask Glue.
50 boxes Window Glass.
26 packages Crockery Ware.
16 44 Glass do.
iiH barrels Tar and Pitch.
5 casks assorted Paints.
(j'3 kegs English White Lead.
40 ' Uo. Black Fault.
5J0 Gallons Paint Oil.
lOJ boxes Spanish Cigars.
1 Keg Superior Tobacco,
(i tuos Spices.
5 casks Rice.
5 baskets Olivo Oil.
1 bale Corks.
10 kegs Fancy Biscuit.
I case Macaroni.
1 4 . Tapioca.
8 doz Chairs.
3 cases Stationery.
4 hhds. Tin Ware. .
8 44 Hollow Ware.
138 Beams Wrapping l'apcr.
v0 44 Writing do.
Honolulu, Av '-Li '1841.
B. Pitman & Son,
Have for sale on reasonable terms, viz.,
English and American Prints. Ginghams.
Printed Muslins. lute, Brown and Blue
Cotton Drill. White and Brown Linen
Drill. Blenched and Unbleached Cottons.
Cambric, plane and Figured. Swiss Mus
lin. Lace Edgings, insertings. Fancy
Gauze lidkfs. and Scarfs. White Veils.
Garniture. Silk. Satin. .Velvet and Belt
Kibbons. Wound Wire. Furniture (.'hints.
Hamilton Stripes. Bonnet rtaths and
i lowers. Ladies and Gentlemen's Hosiery.
Gloves. Satin Neck Stocks. Nankeens.
Pongee Colored Hdkfs. Grass Cloth. Cot
ton 1 J ilk Is. Needles. Pius. Spool Cot
ton. Thread. Buttons. Suspenders. Ready
Made Clothing. W inky am, &.c, &c.
Molasses. Sugar. Lamp Oil. Ten.
Flour. Meal. 1iied Apples. Raisins.
Citron. Prunes. Tumaniids. Pickks.
Vinegar. Nutmegs. Mace. Allspice. Cin
namon. Cloves. Ginger. Sage. Pepper
. ustard. Honey. Tobacco. Cigars. Pipes.
Soap. Sallud Oil. Olives. Lem
on Syrup Porter. Pule Ale. Stoughton's
Elixir. Wines, See.
Boots and Shoes Writing Ink. Shoe
Blacking. Arrow Root. Epsom Salts.
Bench llanos. Place and Pitts. Chisels.
Fish Hooks. Combs. Sauce and Fry Puns.
Iron Squares. Screws. Nails. Axe Han
dles. Axes. Ad.es. Hatchets. Writing
Paper. Blank Books. Quids. Corks, kc.
Generally on hand a good assortment of
Crockery, Glass, and Tin Ware.
Honolulu, Dec. 5, 1840. tf.
E IT IT G- T A I
Have for sale, nt their plantation, at Wai
luku, East side of Muui, u quantity of supe
rior WHITE SUGAR, not inferior to the
bt imported Loaf Sugar.. Also, WIIITK
SVRUP, a superior article for family use.
For the information of Merchants and oth
ers trading to th so Islands, they would state,
that they are enlarging their business, hav
ing now 150 acres of fcugar Cane undrr cul
tivation, and in the course of the next sea
son will have 1oQ acres. By the 1st of L)e
ct ruber next, they will have a large lot of
BROWN StIGAIt for sale, on ns reasonable
terms as can be offered by any other linn.
May MOth, 1841. xt.
FRESH CORN MEAL.
By the Barrel, or less nuantitv. con.
stantly on hand and for sale by
E. & H. GRIMES.
Jan. 18. tf.
The Subscribers respectfully cive notin.
that they have formed a Copartnership ,,.
. i it ..p
der tne nrm ui
MARSHALL & JOHJYSOJY,
tnr the nuroosc of transacting a irenernl M,.,.
cantile busim ss at this place. And they
also offer their services as Auctioneers.
Honolulu, May 23, Mill.
J. F. B. MARSHALL,
it A AC Id JUI1ASU.V
LIT X B E ? j
50D0 Feet Am. Pine Boards.
100J 44 California Pino Timber.
5J0J Cakes Calitorma Soap.
i0j0 Pounds Tahiti bugar.
4500 Damaged Hides and Pieces.
VJj Reams Wrapping Paper.
For Sale by
UfiMW PATY & CO.
June ICth, 1841.
BAKE US FROM CANTOS,
Good people all walk in and buy,
Of Sam Mow, good cake and pic;
Bread hard or soft, for land or sea,
-Celestial" made; come buy of we.
June 15. tf.
LOST. An Ever Pointed Silver Pen
cil Case, and a one bluded Roger's Ten.
Knife. Also A Silver Pen and Ever-
pointed renal, ccmplete in one ease. The
tinder will confer a favor by leaving them
at this Office. 3v.
The Partnership of the late firm ol
HENRY PATY & CO. has expired by
the decease of Mr Henry Paty, one of
1 he undersigned will assume there-
sponsibilities unci continue ti c husint ss
the late partnership under the same linn
(Henry Paty & Co.) for the present, un
til its affairs can be adjusted, when notice
...:n i . . ' .
ui oe given oi a change in the firm.
ELI SOL j 1 1 W ORTH.
Honolulu, Aug. 9th, 1841.
2 Boxes Loaf Sugar,
5 Baskets Olivo Oil,
2 Boxes ussorted Spices,
Lot Willow Baskets,
by 13. PITMAN & SOX.
May 22, 1641. tf.
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