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THE ROYAL MIDSHIPMEN. In describing the arrival of the Flying Squadron in Japan, and the landing of the two English Princes in that country, the Japan Gazette gives some interesting details of the voyage of the squadron from Brisbane. At Fiji it is stated the squadron had been expected, and the natives proceeded to wel- come them in their own peculiar fashion, which, to say the least, appears to have been very hearty. The officers were invited on shor" to a "makfe makè," or dance by torchlight, in which the King's warriors t iok part, dressed in their war paint, and armed with immense clubs, which they twisted about with as much ease as if they were only twigs, and throw- ing themselves into all sorts of fantastic attitudes. The (lance was renewed every night. The chiefs boarded the Bacchante in order to see the Princes, bringing presents of turtle, &c.; and before the vessel left natives and foreigners were invited to a dance on board the Inconstant, an invitation which as many availed themselves of as the ship would hold. The natives greatly admired the engines of war on board; but what astonished them most during the stay of the squadron was an exhibition of the electric light. On passing Pleasant Island some of the inhabitants boarded the men-of-war, bringing with them pigs, yams, fowls, and a couple of kittens. The officers of the Inconstant were somewhat surprised to receive a visit here from an Englishman, who gave the name of Harris, and said that he had been on the island 39 years. The inhabitants of Pleasant Island number about 2,000, and are noted for their frequent quarrels with each other. The man Harris said be was a native of Plymouth, and had always been well treated by the natives.

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