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The whole amount is $7,213.14, from about 18,000 recent converts from the lowest idolatry.

The entire amount expended on the Sandwich Islands for educational purposes during the year 1850, may be estimated as follows:—

On the public schools

On select schools supported by government
On select schools supported by voluntary efforts...
Ministers' salary, clerk hire, stationery, &c.

$25,891.96

1,929.52

11,061.00

4,264.11

$43,146.59

Supposing the population on the 1st of January, 1851, to be 85,000, which is not far from the truth, the above amount would be 50 cents for every individual: or supposing the taxable male population to be 15,000, it would amount to $2.08 for each man, were the whole amount raised by taxation. The average annual cost of each school has been $47.68. Average yearly wages of each teacher, $37.99. Average yearly cost of each scholar, $1.69.

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THE HEART OF THE PACIFIC.

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Late Census of the Hawaiian Islands, from Official Documents, 1850.

Islands.

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Foreigners.

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Hilo (not included)

8,972

Living with foreign wives

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Children

239

Native population

78,854

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HONOLULU A COMMERCIAL DEPOT.

THE peculiar advantages of Honolulu, as a depot for the commerce of the Northern Pacific, have not received that attention from commercial men which they deserve, and to which their intrinsic merits entitle them. To some of these we will now allude, in the hope that they may arrest the attention of those interested in the prosperity of this kingdom, and engaged in its rapidly extending commerce.

In the first place, we have a safe and convenient harbor, into which any number of vessels, ever likely to require accommodation, can enter, and be perfectly safe from all casualties of wind and tempest. This is a point of great importance to be known, as thereby the rate of insurance would be reduced, and the anxieties of shippers diminished. Our harbor is also of easy access, and vessels are subjected to but little delay in entering. Whenever delays occur on account of strong winds, those winds blow off shore, and ships can safely ride at their anchors, outside, until they can come in. But with a small steam-tug to tow ships in, no delay whatever need occur. They could be brought in in any weather. The southerly gales that bring ships at anchor outside upon a lee shore, blow directly in, and vessels can always slip and run in, even if they cannot stay to get their anchors. Almost every wreck upon our coast, for many years past, has been of ships bound off, and which did not wish to come inside. Our harbor, therefore, may be considered as safe as any other in the Pacific, and furnishes sufficient accommodation for a large fleet. At one time during the last shipping season, a hundred vessels were counted, and there was room for more. Another indispensable requisite, in connection with the commercial advantages of Honolulu, is good and sufficient wharfage, where ships of the largest class can come alongside and discharge, without the expense and delay of lighters. This, we are happy to say, is now being provided by the government, and will soon furnish all that will be required for many years, even should the business of the port increase in a large ratio. The new wharves are being constructed in a firm and durable manner, and are run out into from ten to eighteen feet water, thus affording vessels of a large class all the advantages they need for rapidly discharging their cargoes. When these are completed--which they will be in a few weeks-no delay need occur, as has formerly been the case, from a want of accommodation at the wharves.

Secure and convenient storage is another advantage possessed here, of great value to the port as a general depot for goods awaiting a market. There are several large and commodious warehouses, owned by the government and by individuals, of easy access, and convenient

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