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PUtlMsnED WEEKLY, AT IIOIVOLULU, OAIIU,
J. J. JAItVKS, Editor.
SATURDAY, MAY 17, 1813.
PURSUANT to a judgment rendered on the
25th of Apnl, 1343, against JOHN WILEY
,v the verdict of a jury, in favor of Charles ll!
Nicholson, plaintiff, for the sum of 2,055 21, and
the fiim of 5: 100 cost of suit, I shall sell ut Public
Auction, nn MONDAY the 2th day of May, 1845
tho property of paid John Wilev, consisting in : '
1st. Tho premises of John Wiley, opposite the
2d. Tho contents of John Wiley's shop and house
consisting ol :
A lnr table, a smaller do., a writing desk, a hram
lamp, a clock, two trlass cases, gloves, cloth , brushen
small and Ian silk rihUi.s, Herman silver tea and table
spoons, whit.- lace, com!., ockct knives, razors Mnell
in? hottli;, necklace, xcwmir needles, thread and thim
Mes, iikiuv6M, cards, buttons, pencil cases, remnants of
duck, white, brown and printed cottons, whole pieces of
"nssor, waistcoats, Mack ilk handkerchiefs, color
ed silk handkerchief, braces, whole pieces white cotton
I remnant ol Brass doth. 1 do of Denmark satin, 1 do of
silk sew, red wollen shirts, iwices of white, brown and
Muo cotton 5 cotton handkerchiefs, 50 boxes of scars
sheath knives, spoke shaves, locks, snws, canton Flannel
shirts, bed ticking, hall boots, bar mid California soan I
Panama hat, cotton wick yam, plains, tobacco, cider,
lamps, and sundry other articles. .
Acting High Sheriff".
ItZfTO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN.
SHIP and HOUSE JOLYERV. TURXLYG
IN wood, iron, and steel; HOUSE BUILDING,
&c; Iron mid Composition CASTING, are to
bo obtained at the establishment of William E
Connor, at the shortest notice, and on the most
ICPII KNRY 11 R O W N will conduct the
BLACKSMITHS business, in all its various
branches, at the name place. tf MylO
ICTNOT1CK. The Rev. Lorrin Andrews,
Seamen's Chaphin, Lahaina, Maui, has consented
to act as Agent for the Polynesian, for that Island.
Any orders for subscriptions, insertions of adver
tisements, etc. he will attend to; and also have for
sale, upon the same terms as at our oflice, single
copies of tho paper, and tho State pamphlets as
issued at the Gavernment Press. 3w
AT.Vf..Se?.tLn of thc Hffmrnt creditors of
JOHN HERNARD. nWn..l.
Resolved, That we view the death of said Bcr-
luru as a complete annulment of the terms upon
' . ".-ifn iu nun l ill April, 134."), was
And Retolved. That tha Shnrifr f nu
ho is hereby directed to enforce the Execution in
his hands, upon a judgment confessed in our joint
f.ivor, by said Bernard, under which his property is
now held under levy by said Shcrilf. Notice of vale
i un given lor ninety davs from tins date.
Dated Honolulu, April2Sth, 1845.
(Signed) G. RHODES,
Attorney for the (usisrncc nf
estate of E. Rowley 'of Sydney
IS. & H. GRIMES, y
C. BREWER & CO.,
HENRY SKINNER & CO
? John Rirord,
(iEO. T. ALLAN.
PATY & CO.
PETER H, HATCH.
ALL persons are notified to show cause before
me. at mv Chambers in tbn Vnrt of
on Wednesday tho 14th day of May instant, at 4'
i. iiocii r. iu., wny ine m 01 JAMES ROBIN
SON, a British subject, late of Honolulu, deceased,
should not be administered to Probate, and Letters
Testamentary granted to trie Executors therein
..... ....... iM, lYClvUAnAUA.
Fl HELE mai na mea a pau imua o'u ma ko'u
i 1. 1 n . .
jm-M uaic ma Ka rapn o Honolulu 1 ka lia 14 o Moi
Wenede, hora 4 ke ahiahi ina he kumu lo lakou e
nooie at Ka hooiaio ana o ka kauoha a JAMES
ROBINSON, he haole Bcritania no Honol 11I11 i ka
mea 1 make, a c haawiia ka palapala oihana 11a ka
poo i olcloia maloko o ia palapala.
ripHE undersigned have this day entered into
JL copartnership for the purpose of carrying on
a general COMMISSION and A UCTIOA' busi
ness, at this place, under the firm of G. RHODES
& CO. (Signed) G.RHODES,
(Signed) J. R. von PFISTER.
Honolulu, May I, 1845. tf
THE undersigned have taken the Store formerly
occupied by H. S. Swinton, and have fitted it
up expressly for an Auction Room, where they
solicit consignments from their friends and the pub
lic. Every exertion will bo used to give general
Out-door sales will be attended to on reasonable
Cash advanced on consignments.
G. RHODES & CO.
Honolulu, May 1, 1843. tf
ripHE subscribers have on hand, and offer for
JL Bale, on reasonable terms :
l ease Umbrellas, 18 doz. superior fjuality Hock
Wino (Marcobounner), English Long Cloths, Cloth
Caps, Nankin Pants: Pouchong, Souchonc and
Oolong, Tea; China Shoes.
, , w G. RHODES & CO.
Honolulu, May 1, 1815. tf
Gi OOD COMPOSITORS can find constant cm
f ploymonl at this office. Extra pav allowed
for night work. ' Feb. 8
Dissolution of Copartnership.
THE Copartnership heretofore existing under the
firm of WRIGHT & FIELD, (Painter; Gil.
fr. ahd (J la tiers) is, by mutual consent, this day
l(Klved. The accounts of the late firm will bo
Wlel by ISRAEL II. WRIGHT, who will con
j"e ia execute with neatness and despatch,
nvK, Siow, Ship, Coach, and Ornamental
rAItfTIJVU. All orders thankfully received, and
punctually attended to.
ilouolulu, April 18. (MylQSw)
THE undersigned beg leave to notify their pa
trons, and the public generally, that thev have
removed their CA 11 LYE T-MA h'LYG and T L'RJW
LYG establishment, from the house lately occupied
in concert with J OMN VosS.to tho nrf'lllisi'U holntur-
ing to Mr. Josu Nadai.; and respectfully solicit' a
vvi.iinuu.iivu ui iiiu piiuiic patronage.
C. LAFRENZ & CO.
Honolulu, May 3, 1813.
FREDERICK E. BINNS,
BARBER and HAIR D R E S S E R,
WEXT door to Mr. Boardman, Watchmaker,)
1I would respectfully inform his former patrons
and the public generally, that he is now readv to
afford them a delightful shave, and to dress their
hair in scientific style. He will endeavor lo please
an no may honor J11111 with a call. (3w) My3
Storage to be Let.
THE RECEIVERS of tho Estate of William
French and F. J. Grcenway, offer to let cer
tain Rooms, Sheds, and Yard room, in the premises
mieiy ownea uy J. uudoit, Esq., now owned by
puju usiaie. tec. 14
TTsER barn no Cowlitz, and for sale hv GEORGK
ilT PELLY & GEORGE T. ALLAN, Agents for
iiuusuii s j-iaj' tompany :
15 tierces sup. Salt Pork; 10 bushels Barley; 10
ousncis i-cas; iu oushels Uata. MylO
Horse for Sale.
TTIOR SALE. A irood saddle HORSF.. finitnbJ
JL for a lady or gentleman has been rode by
" superior tngiisii saddle, saddle cloth,
and bridle, and accoutrements, can ro with him.
it desired. Apply at this othce. (eoptf) 18
Pleasant Island. At. 2 P. M. on thn 1st
February, made 1'Ioasant Island this island
was passed by Cant Feares in the vear 1739!
upon his authority, Horsburgh places it in
tai. xu nun. a., ion. Iu7 deg. 10 minutes K.
from Greenwich. As 1 neared thc land seve
ral canoes came alongside; there were about
eight or ten natives in each; they brought
with them for sale a few very small fowls,
seme cocoa-nuts, and two or three straw hats ;
thc latter they had been tauirht to make bv
v 3 "J
the Europeans these articles they were ex
ceedingly anxious to barter lor trinkets, beads
pipes and tobacco; thc latter were most in
demand; they all appeared tiuitc adepts in
the art of bargaining. The men are about
the middle size, well but not robustly made,
of a dark copper color, with a very smooth,
sleek skin, they had no beard, hair black and
straight; they have no affinity to the Papuan
race, uui are evidently, lrorn their high cheek
bones and errcgular cast of features. Mala
yan race; and from what 1 saw of the natives
at tne island ot Ascension, one of the L aro
linas, North Pacific. I am of opinion that thev
are both sprung from the same origin. Four
of the women came alongside' and if they
were a sample, thev may be considered ra
ther good looking, havinir a verv fine ex-
pression, black eyes shaded by a beautiful
long aarK lasri, features regular, figure good,
rather inclined to be stout, thev appeared na
turally graceful and easy in their manner;
tneir aress consisted ol a piece ot native cloth
round the waist; the men wore the maro
the usual dress amonff nearly all the Polv-
j - j
nesian islands; it is made of several tiers of
dried crass, about eighteen inches lone.
strung together, and fastened round their
Both sexes appeared to be mild and tracta
ble in tlieir manner, but much addicted to
pilfering: we detected several in tho attemnt:
when threatened they did not denv the crime.
or consider the expected punishment uniust.
These natives, unlike prototypes on the island
oi Ascension in tins respect, have no tradition
of their origin, or the manner their forefa
thers first came on the island; they have no
in a future state; they appear, however, to
have some slight idea of an evil spirit.
When hovc-tooirthe island, an European
came on board, who stated himself to be
George Lovctt, a deserter from the London
whaler Oflley. He brought ofTa list of thc
whalers, with their success, that had recent
ly touched there.
This island and many others in thc Pacific,
arc infested by. Europeans, who arc either
runaway convicts, expirees, or deserters
from whaler, and are for the most part men
of the very Worst description, who it appears
prefer living a precarious life of indolence
and case with the unenlightened savage,
rather than submit to the restraint of the sal
utary laws of civilized society; they live in
a manner easily to be imagined from men of
this class, without either law, religion or e
ducation to control them w ith an unlimited
quantity of ardent spirits, which they obtain
from distilling thc toddy that exudes from the
cocoa-nut tree; this spirit is not verv palata
ble, but it serves, to use their own exprcs-
sion, to "tickle tne brain." When under the
influence of intoxication the most atrocious
crimes are committed by these miscreants,
who must, both by their pernicious example
and advice, do much iniurv to this naturally
mild and well disposed race of men, and will
retard considerable the great work of civili
zation and Christianity, whenever these bles
sings are uU'cml them by thc servant of God.
These fiends frequently urge the different
tribes to war and deeds'of blood, in ordor to
participate in the spoils of the vanquished.
It was notorious, more especially among
the Sydney whalers, who occasionally call at
4 11 1 , t
mis island, ana tne fact was 1 believe, not
unknown 10 me government autnonties in
Sydney, that there were several runaway.
uuuuiy-coiivicieu icions, wno nau cut out a
whale boat, and made their escape from thc
penai settlement ol XNorJoIlc Island, and were
living in this place for several years. It ap
pears there were four of these villains at first;
two of them subsequently left in an American
whalers, either to carry their pernicious in
fluence to some of thc adjacent islands, or
proceeded to America; the remaining two
were well known by thc names of Paddy and
Jones. Thc former died of dysentery some
time since, and Lovctt gives the following
account of the latter, who appears to have
been a most desperate and depraved char
acter. Lovctt obtained his information from
the natives who were present at the time,
and I have since been confirmed of its truth
by the testimony of a master of a whaler who
touched at this island shortly aftev the event
nil.. . '
auuueu to iook place.
It appears that on thc 15th of October,
1811, eleven Europeans were deliberately
murdered by the monster Jones, in tho fol
lowing manner: ho invited them all to visit
him to pcrtake of a feast and when he had cot
nis yictims intoxicated with thc island spirit,
he gave them food in which he had nrn.
viously mixed poison; this proved fatal to
seven the remaining four having refused to
eat, he watched his opportunity and shot
them. Most of these men are supposed to
have been deserters from thn Yi.ll.i.lr
Sydney whaler. The only cause which in
stigated the monster to this wholsalo murder
was jealousy, he being fearful that some of
these unfortunate men might supersede him
iir his influence with the natives, over whom
he had hitherto unlimited control. To re
move suspicion from himself he endeavored
to make it appear that the deed had been
perpetrated by some of the natives, which
they indignantly denied, and in consequence
withdrew their countenance from him, and
he was subsequently compelled to leave the
On my passage down to China. I went on
board the ship William Gillies, from Macao.
and learnt from her that Jones had arrived
there from Guam, nnd was anxious to shin
far England. Jones was personally known
to some of the Gillies' crew.
It is to be feared that these horrible scenes
of bloodshed and depravity are of frequent
occurrence among thc Polynesian Isles, more
especially to tho westward, where no effort
has been made to introduce civilization and
Christianity. In many of these places tho
Europeans are very numerous; on tho island
of Ascension, which I visited 1841. there
were upwards of sixty, and will doubtless.
should opportunity offer, cut oil any vessel
. . . I. '. I . ...!..l.i 1.. i.l a j .a.i i i
winuii niigiii iju leiupieu to stop ai mis isianu
in order to obtain refreshments, as it lies hn-
NEW SERIES, Vol. 1No. 52.
mediately in thc track of ships going the east
ern route from Sydney to China: masters of
vessels should therefore, be cautious how they
approach thc strictest vigilance is neces
sary to prevent surprise. Jim. papir.
"Tin: JIest joke or the season. Mr.
Urownson in thc last Democratic Review
concluded a scries of profoundly studied ar
ticles on the Origin of Government, which
we place among the ablest and most valua
ble political essays that have ever appeared
in this country. Put in thc midst of general
clearness and strength, Mr. Brownson some
times undertakes to define what is undefina
blc, and to grasp in logical formula what is
far too subtle to be caught by the coarse
meshes of human language. He defines
Weare to bear in mind that thc genus
Humanity what we call human nature is
no logical abstraction, but a real existence,
independent of individuals. This is only say-
nig mai, iiuiiiuiiuy is Iiuinuilll V. A Ilia set
tled, we may proceed a step further. Hu
manity in this generic sense, is causative,
active, creative. This is affirmed in affirm
ing that humanity is a reality. Our notion
of reality is our notion of being or substance,
or something that is. Put our notion of
something that is that is to say, of being or
substance, is precisely our notion of cause
or causative force."
Thc editor of the Wilkcsbarrc (Pa.) far
mer quizzes the philosopher in tho follow
ingrich strain which if Mr. Prownson him
self can read without thc healthful enjoyment
of a hearty laugh, he is graver than we are.
"We are to bear in mind that tho genus
of humbug, what we call natural humbug, is
no logical abstraction, but has a real exist
ence as much as a shad, and in some sort in
dependent of fodder and friends just after
being elected to a fat office, though never
actually separable from individuals before
election. This is only saying that humbug
is still humbug, any way you choose to fix it.
This part of the weather being settled, wo
will venture a step or two further. Humbug,
in this pepper and ginger sense, is causative
of gammon, active as thc greased end of
perpetual motion, creative of promises and
pancakes. This is both sworn to and affirm
ed in affirming that humbug is a member of
tho regular army. Our notion of being a
member of thc regular army is our faith in
factions and faith is the substance of things
not seen. Put our notion of something that
is, is our notion of a jackass, for a jackass
is and not only is, that is to say is; but a
jackass, physically considered, conveys pre
cisely our notion of cause, kicking, and
causative force, and exists independent of
individuals, so docs a meeting house.
Pari.umlntaky Wisdom. Legislatorial
blunders arc as amusing as they are instruct
ive. So carelessly have acts of Parliament
been framed, that one. in prohibiting tho
doing of a certain act, under pain of trans-
poriauon, contained a clause, dividing the
penalty between the Kin? and the Infnmirr
The .Oth George III., cap. 48, passed for the
protection of timber trees, enumerates all tho
trees which it was supposed would come un-
ner mis denomination, beven years after
wards it was necessary to pass another net.
adding to thc enumeration, poplar, alder.
mnpie nnu nornueanrrcs. An act of Ed
ward VI. made it a capital felonv to Ktral
horses; it was doubtful if this included the
stealing of a single horse, and an explanato
ry act was accordingly passed to coinnoso
the doubt. In one .session there was n law
made subjecting hackney coachmen to n
penalty if they had not a checkstring, nnd
ine next session another law was made re
quiring the coachman to hold the check.
string in his hand.
Lord Rochester, the wit nf "rimrlna'a
day," is said to hare comnlied with n art
of parliament requiring a lamp to be placed
over every uoor, but lie would not suffer it
to be lighted, the act containing no words tn
that effect. Sheridan used to compare the
iiuiiiiiuus uti uiuciiuiiig me errors oi per
ceding acts to tho storv of the "Houa that
Jack built." First comes a bill imposing a
tax; then comes a bill to amend the bill im
posing the tax; then a bill to explain the bill
for amending thc bill imposing the tax; fol
lowed by another bill for remedying the de
fects of the bill to explain the bill for amend
ing the bill imposing the tax: and so nn ml
infinitum) We could scarcely exnect to,