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(1 one of the vessels being embayed within
short distance of the shore, where the ofli-
Lrs were upon the point ,of landing when a
Vjddcn gale obliged them to seek an offing,
Vnd these vessels arriving at different inter
nals at various ports, and all bringing the
Jame intelligence without an opportunity to
Vonlcr with each other previously, should
lave been thus deceived. As intelligent
VnJ eflicicnt officers were, on board of those
csscls as any navy can produce, and if their
:estimony is to bo set aside, who will believe
'apt. Ross' report, or in fact anything which
.r' proof depends upon human testimony,
'apt. Bissell's informant must we think have
abored under some error as to that part of
is intelligence, which later and more deli
ite accounts will enable us to correct. It
ill he noticed that the latitude and lonjii-
u ile in which land was seen by Capt. Hoss,
t far distant from that given by Capt. Wilkes,
.though doubtless the land seen by him is but
portion of the great Antarctic Continent.
C O M M U N I C A T E 1).
DRIlTINfIS FROM MY JOURNAL. -Xo. 10.
lDDHESSKD BY PETER GO A BOUT TO 1119 COUSIN
The ride from Koloa along the cast coast
loVVaioli on the north, is well worth the
line bestowed upon it. J lie distance i?
ibout 40 miles. Leaving Kuloa, the trav
eler follows the base of the low rane of
Donntains which border it on the north, for
lirce miles or so, when he descends a lonr
liil and finds himself upon tb broad belt of
wcr table land, which bein in general
ell watered, aflbrds fine grazing ground.
lie hill is still held in bitter remembrance,
being one of the many spots, where acts
IJjf wanton cruelty were perpetrated on the
iisoners lauen in me last rebellion. Une
I j their number was ordered to carry a port-
I uiivi upon ins uuck 10 us summit, anu 11
lp failed in the attempt, he was to be bayo
I'ttcd. lie made the attempt, and success
crncd to attend his desperate effort. lie
jus within a few feet of the bounda y, when
jj stumbled and fell his rider, true to his
ord, stabbed him, and left him to perish of
s wound. Near this - spot also, one of the
issionarics on his first residence on the is
ad, was attacked by two robbers, w ho rush-
g from their ambush discharged their spears
him, but the flcctness of his horse soon
rricd him beyond pursuit.
Halfway to Wailua there is a fine tract of
fod which the late crovernor selected as a dr9n
Jte ior a surnr plantation, many acres ofv1"" " v
hich he caused to be planted with cane, If The village of Wailua is the property of
(i also built a large church and a house for
msclf. But death soon terminated his
heme, and his city that was to be, still re
ins its original diminutiveness, while all his
provements, like his own body, arc wast-
g away to mother earth again. The little
ve at Hanamaulu, he selected as the bar-
r, although it opened directly to the wind-
rd. 13v his orders the Brier Beckct was
ichorcd there; the trades blowing, corn-
tcly prevented an egress, as there was not
loin to beat out, and the vessel was in dan-
r of being driven upon the rocks. Kai-
ocwa ordered out all the population to make
rdage, and tho brig 9oon resembled a spi-
ir entanged in its own web, in which it was
liged to remain many weeks.
Wailua river is the deepest on the island,
ing, it is said, upwardsof twenty fathoms.
V Us mouth is a bar, on which tho surf
caks heavily, and forms quicksands, dan--rHis
to rider and beast. During tho late
r between the United States and England,
American schooner was hauled over it,
d remained in safety, concealed by the
?h banks of the river, from the foe that
18 in pursuit. The banks of this river are
edingly picturesque; indeed it my be
nsidered a miniature Hudson, and notrav-
ff should pass them by, without ascending
in a canoe, and feasting his eyes upon their
varied, beauties. Five miles from its mouth
are the celebrated falls, so frequently visit
ed. Their height is 180 feet, and when the
river is swollen by rains, they present n vol
ume of water some fifty feet in breadth and
five in depth. In dry seasons it dwindles in
to a number of diminutive streams, which
follow the irregular surfaces of the project
ing rocks, but finally unite into one body be
fore reaching the basin beneath. The land
scape through all this region is of the same
pleasing description; such as the eye loves
to linger upon. Far ovcrtowcring all other
heights rises Mount Waialeale in the back
ground; its sides, precipitous in the extreme,
yet covered with dense forests, through I
which can be seen the occasional glancing
of a silvery cascade, as it takes its leap some
thousands of feet into deep gulfs below. The
natives make annual pilgrimages to the sum
mit of this mountain, during the dry season,
in order to see Oahu. They report that al
most on its top, is a spring w hich throws up
beach sand, and that coral and sea-shells arc
also found about it. If this is the ense, it is
well worth investigating, as it would throw
light upon the general structure of the island.
Wild hos are numerous in the surrounding
i' . i i a . i . . i !
lorc.sis, huo 01 mie since uie natives nave
been allowed to keep dogs, numbers have
escaped and now roam wild in packs like
wolves. Neither goats, cattle, or even men
are safe from their ravages; and several na
tives in crossing the region where they
abound, have been pursued and obliged to
take refuge in trees. Yet such is their at
tachment to these brutes, that they "will not
allow them to be killed, except for food, and
mourn over the loss of one, as they would
for a child. Indeed it is not uncommon even
now to see women suckling puppies, and ne
glecting their own offspring, and that with
out the slightest shame. They feed them
from their own mouths, sleep with them, pick
and eat the vermin from them, in fact show
as much devotion to the w hims of a dirty cur,
as the most ardent lover to the smites of his
mistress. In no point docs human nature
seem more degraded, than in the btutal at
tachment of the sex for their dogs. Could
a tax be laid upon them, or the government
order them to be exterminated, the popula
tion would be great gainers. For independ
ent of the annual loss of cattle, goats, and
poultry by them, they consume as much food
its would support an equal number of chit-
hundreds of whom now suffer for want
missionaries and strangers, kind and hospit
able, yet excommunicated from the church
for the same transgression which stole from
her arms a fond and royal husband. She
was spoiled of her possessions, and tyrran
ized upon by a government, which stands in
debted to her for the preservation of the is
land. For to her exertions and influence
it was owing that during the rebellion,
the inhabitants generally remained faith
ful to the powers at Oahu. Yet notwith
standing this, Kaikioewa jealous of her influ
ence, upon a slight provocation, a few years
since, confiscated her property, and caused
her to be siezed, and conveyed on board of
a vessel which sailed immediately for Hono
lulu. There she remained for some time in
poverty and disgrace, supported by one of
her faithful adherents, until Mr Richards in
terested himself in her case, procured from
the king, a reversion ofthe unjust sentence,
and restored to her what remained of her
property. She is now a buxom widow of
forty years of age, fat and ugly to gaze upon.
METF.Onoi.OGY OF WAIOLI, KAUAI.
May. 1841. Clear, 10 days, cloudy, 3
days, more or less cloudy with showers, 14
days, rainy, 4 days, more or less rain, "20
nights. I'revailing wind, N. E. Trades.
Thermometer, max. JU on the !24th ; min.
on the Nth. 15th, squally; l"th, re-'
marKublc. rise and full of tliu tide.
June 'Clear, 17 days, cloudy, 5 days,
more or less cloudy with showers, G days,
rainy, 2 days, more or less rain, 6 niglits.
Therm, max 34 on the Oth, 8th, 12th and
J8lh,; min. 70 on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th,
H)te, 14th, 2oth and 28th. Wind, N. K.
Trades. 17th, distant lightning at evening.
July. Clear days, cloudy, 4 days,
more or less cloudy with showers, 3 davs,
rain, 7 days, heavy rain 2 days, more or less
rain 14 nights. Therm, max. 82 on the
I ah, 12th, and 28th, min, !) on the Cth.
Wind, IS'. E. Trades 20' days, 5 days varia
ble from N. E. to South. 24th, wind very
strong at S. E. e. j.
LETTER BAGS I Oil UMTED STATES.
Ship William Thompson, to sail Oct. 10.
Ship Nautilus, - - - - to sail Oct. 20.
Ship Gloucester, - - - to sail Nov. 1.
At the Office ofthe Am. Consul.
28 Trunks Clothing, Nankin and Silk.
20 J. Macao Cigars.
2300 pieces Blue Nankins.
900 pieces Yellow Nankins.
30 Rolls White and Red floor Malting.
300 boxes 80110110114; Tea ca 10 lbs.
120 " Peckoc
COO " Concou
of the best quality.
Honolulu, August 12, 1941.
Deborah, formerly favorite queen of Kaumu
alii, king of the island. Her history has
been a singular one, and for a widowed
queen rather destructive of sentiment. Af
ter the cession of Kauai to Kamchamcha I,
by Kajjnjyabij her influence over her hus
band excited the jealousy ofthe government.
The conqueror dying soon after, left his fa
vorite wife Kaahumanu at once, supreme in
authority and inconsolable for her loss. Be
thinking herself of Kaumualii, who was a
well favored man withal, and possessed of a
sufficiency of physical greatness so necessa
ry to a Hawaiian ruler, she at once to grati
fy her love and policy, ordered him to her
bed and board, which he meekly obeyed, and
the two were married, Oct. 9, 1821. Howev
er, Deborah was provided with another liege,
lord; who disappeared one day, and left her
a two fold widow. She has always been a
friend to foreigners, and entertained them
with much hospitality in the days of her
prosperity ; though of late in accordance with
the spirit ofthe ago, she expects a handsome
remuneration for a bowl of milk, and a mat
bed, well lined with fleas, whose nimbleness
is sure to relieve the traveller from any fear
of stifT limbs by morning. However, Debo
rah's lot has been a checkered one. A pet
ted queen whose will was law, then humbled
and degraded. A warm friend both of the
PORT OF HONOLULU.
Stpt. S4, Am. Whale ship Luminary, Brice,
Warren, 20 mos 900 bbls.
25, Ship Nautilus, Ellis, New Bedford,
30 mos 2C00 sperm.
27, Ship Morea, Snow, Kamschatka,
29, Brig Maryland, Newell, Kamschat
ka, 33 days.
" Haw. Sch. Kekauluohi, Lahaina.
" Haw. Sch. Clarion, Maui.
Sept. 25, Am brig Cayuga, Bisscll, Canton.
blup .Luminary, Urice, to cruise.
A & c x t scmcnta.
Have lately received per Brig Joseph
Peadody from China, the following
named articles, whsch they offer for
sale on low terms :
1200 pieces 30 yds ca 4-4 Blue Cottons.
220 " " 3-4 Blue Drill.
2 cases fine English Long Cloth.
1000 pair China Shoes.
21 cases Pearl Sago.
375 pieces 4-4 Bleached Cottons.
52 Setts China Lacquered Wash Ba
sins, ea 3.
48 " do. do. do. ca 2.
10 " Rattan Clothes Baskets.
8 bags ea I picul Manila Coflee.
35 ). Manila Cigars.
400 Manila Hats .
T,,c s,,iP FAMA, C. Hoyek,
Master, will sail for Boston,
via Tahiti and Valparaiso, on
or about the 8th October. For freight or
passage to either place, apply to the Mas
ter, or to PEIRCE & BREWER.
Sept. 18, 1841.
jSfSfcThe Ship GLOUCESTER, S. Eas
TKRimooK, commander, has part of a car
go engaged, and will sail for the above
ports, early in November next, if two
hundred tons more freight shall soon of
fer. For freight or passage, having fine ac
commodations, apply to LADD & CO.
or to the Master on board.
Honolulu, Sept. 25, 1841.
E. II. BOARDNAN,
Watchmaker and Jeweller,
Having recently established himself at
Honolulu, will, give his faithful attention
to any business in his profession that may
be committed to him. He will be con
stantly supplied with
of the best quality, and a choice assort
ment of JEWELRY.
Also Chronometers Repaired, and ac
curate Rates given.
Honolulu, June 12, 1841. tf.
American and China Goods,
FOR SALE BY
JOHN X. COLCOUD.
A large assortment of American Goods,
suitable- for this market.
Powchong and Pekoe Teas.
Black Silk. Black Satin. x
Black Silk Handkerchiefs.
Honolulu, Aug. 20th, 1841. tf.
MARSHALL & JOHNSON
AVE FOR SALE
25 Chests Superior Pekoe Tea.
20 Piculs Manila Coffee.
5 Kegs Long Twist Tobacco.
5 Boxes Short Twist Tobacco.
Best Cavendish Tobacco.
Fine Cut Tobacco.
301. Spanish and Spanish Cigars.
25 doz. Claret Wine.
50 doz. Old Port Wine.
10 qr. Casks S. Madeira Wine.
6 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.
16 Cases Am. and Eng. Prints.
6 Cases Bleached Sheeting.
2 Bales Union Ticks.
2 Bales Suffolk Drills.
2 Cases 4-4 Blue Cotton.
20 Kegs Nails, assorted.
August 16. tf.