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SATURDAY, JUNE C, 1S40.
of tMy purer i-j to elevate the taste, and
promote a unity of feeling and f interests
among its r.atrens. .'
The classes and avocations of the Sanel
uirli l.sl-wid community being almost as
various as its members, the paper to meet
the wants ur.d tastes of all, must embrace
a wide rnnoVf topics. Also the desires
of foreign countries to obtain local, and
historical, mihI statistical information of
In establishing a ilCwsnnpcr at these
Ma.ids, among .so sparse a foreign popiK
lation, some cf v.!.c:r. rl'v.M ncppiVipn
cy, a..d amid .so many ronllicling ojun-
ions and interests, resulting from differ-' the country we inkr.hit, its peculiar habits
once of nation, rclkdoas belief, language or customs, productions or improvements
and education, a:id from the accumulated! must be constantly Lome in mind. A
prejudices of years of mutual estrange-. design so extended must at times cause it
meut, the editor may well be pardoned for to be superficial on subjects which can
a feeling of distiust and diflidencc of his,only be properly treated by having some
own abilities to succeed in such an under-j one of abilities solely directed to those
taking. That all the jarring elements specific subjects. Still we hope to make
which have here so long held their sway, to mahc the paper useful, and that all
can be reconciled, and brought into, one will find in its paws some thing to please
harmonic action, is more than man can be or instruct. It will endeavor to combine
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allowed to hope, but that they may be tljc "limy ol a commercial paper, with
the press and conscience. Though dc-
precating useless controversy, its columns
will be open to subjects of moment, on
" which various opinions may arise, and the
discussion of which would elicit argu
ments of merit, and usefulness. But they
must bo of an clcvatci character, avoid
ing scurrility, personalities or any thing
tending to excite without improving the
community. Principles not men, must
be borne in view also that the object stamped.
no directed as to conduce to the common
weal is not an unreasonable expectation.
Situated as we are in the North Pacific,
on a beautiful Archipelago, fust develop
ing its great natural resources, and be
coming a focus of civilization, and sur
rounded by Ulands and countries spring
ing, almost Minerva like, into the rank of
civilized nations, or on the borders of
those empires, whose exclusive policy is
rapidly wearing away before the more
powerful friction of greater civilization,
we hold an interesting point; one which
may be made conducive to great and im
portant results results which shall be
acknowledged with pride and pleasure by
This part of the globe, and these isl
ands particularly, are rapidly drawing the
attention of the older countries, and all
that tends to develope their greatness, or
throw light upon their condition and histo
ry attracts general notice. With all the
publications with which of late the literary
world has been filled upon these subjects,
much ignorance and misunderstanding
has spread also. In no way can knowl
edge be so acurately given, as when pub
lished upon its own ground, and from the
pens of those whose circumstances render
them careful and critical observers.
This paper is the organ of no sect or
party ; strictly confining its objects to its
legitimate purposes it will not, flinch
Tom or fail to act upon the principles up
on which it is cst.ibhscd "Vo bono pub
lico," is the motto of its banner, and its
objects arc the dissemination of knowl
edge, advancement of education and civ
ilization, promotion of good morals, and
the commercial and agricultural interests
of the Sandwich Island community.
Those immutable principles of justice and
religion, which are or should be firmly
planted in every man's undei standing,
will be its guide ; and though it adopts
the tenets of no peculiar sect, it will de- of interest, and which we hope to receive
fend the sacred rights of all freedom of for a future number, from Dr. Baldwin of
the more solid matter of the periodical,
enlivened by the lighter and more amus
ing topics of a purely literary gazecttc.
A paper of this nature must depend for
much of its interest and usefulness upon
the community. In few daces arc gath
ered together so great a proportion of tra
velers, voyagers, or those whose business
lias led them over much of the earth's
surface. All these possess information,
curious and interesting to their neighbors,
who in return can relate some profitable
experience of their own ; thus all by con
tributing their mites add greatly to the
common stock. Those settled on the va
rious islands of the group, and on the
neighboring continents, are daily becom
ing acquainted with much that would
prove useful and entertaining. Mind by
being maele to act on mind brightens, as
diamond is polished only by friction with
diamond. Nothing would enhance more
the value of a sheet like this, than being
made the medium of such communica
tions. We appeal to the rcsielents, to
missionaries of all denominations, travel
ers, and all those who feel an interest in
the growth and prosperity of their adopt
ed countries, in w hich we feel second to
none, to aid us in rendering this paper to
realize the most sanguine w ishes of its
friends. If -left solely to the care of a
young and inexperienced editor, it must
soon become stale and unprofitable, and
thus defeat its object.
With this appeal to the public, doubt
ing not but it will meet with a hearty re
sponse, the editor makes his bow, trusting
we all shall improve upon acquaintance.
T here are in the town, under the care of
Dr. Judd, four Japanese who were taken
by a whaleship from the wreck of a junk,
on which they had been driven about, by
wind and wave, for many months and suf
fered great hardships. Their story is full
HAWAIIAN COLL. CHH. MUSIC.
A book with the above title has been
placed in our hands by the Compiler, Mr.
Calkin. The binding and typographical
work was done altogether by natives, and
reflects great credit upon their skill. It is
neatly got up, the selection is good, and it
will doubtless do much toward exciting a
more correct musical tasc in our communi
ty, besides producing that great dissidera
tum, a uniformity of knowledge of tunes,
adapted for church worship.
Maui, in whose family the most intelligent
of their number has resided for some time.
They are now here with the hope of ob
taining a passage to their own country, ei
ther by way of Kamschatka, or through
the Expedition. Some of the coin which
they brought with them is in circulation in
the village, consisting of gold and silver
pieces, of an oblong shape, from the value
of a real to four dollars, and very neatly
SnnAPiiixA. Through the liberality
of some of the residents, the Chapel
has been presented with an instrument
of the above name. It is made on the
principle of an accordian, but in sound
resembling the organ. It adds much
to the interest of the religious ex
ercises, and has already given a spur
to the dormant musical powers of ma
ny, which we trust will result in some
decided improvement in our sacred
music. Meetings twice a week, foi
practice, are now held at the chape!
by the votaries of harmony, and the
only fear is, that the zeal of the choii
will finally overpower the lighter
strains of the seraphina.
Hawaiian E n g u a v i ya- Several
views of Hawaiian scenery have been
boon handed us by Mr. Andrews, of
the High School, Lnhainaluna. They
arc of Lahaina, Kailua, Kaahiwaloa,
and other places executed on cop
per, by scholars of that Seminary.
They arc said to be accurate, by judg
es, and certainly manifest strong na
tive talent for the art, which more in
struction and better materials to work
upon, would develop into proficiency,
and produce engravings which would
not disgrace a boudoir in the United
Accident. -We regret to learn that
a little boy some days since had his
arm caught into the rollers of a sugar
mill in Nuuanu valley, and before it
could be extricated it was crushed to
the shoulder joint. The parents re
fused to have it amputated, prefcring
their native remedies. He has since
hi jii ii iii mm juiimiua wn uiw w
Queen Victoria has announced to
Parliament her intended marriage
with Prince Albert of Saxe Cobunr
ris, in attempting to land at Erroman.
go, one of the New Hebridies, by the
Late papers from the U. S. mention
the death of John Jacob Astor, of N.
York, leaving an immense wealth
Rumor says ninety millions of dollars
but probably much nearer nine.
The bark Flora sailed Jan. 7th, from
New-York for Valparaiso, and Honolu
lu. Rev. John Dicll, passenger.
A large fleet of ships were fitting
out from England, Nov. 1839, to block
We have received Sidney papers up
to Dec. 18o9.' They contain but little
of interest. Nov. 4th, the U. S. Store
Ship Relief, arrived Capt. Long.
The Australian of Dec, mentions
the death of Mr. Williams, nuthor of
"Missionary Enterprises in the South
Seas." He was cut off with a Mr. Har-
One of the "on dits," about town is,
that Prince Eugene of Savoy, eldest
son of the king of Sardinia, is expect
cd at these islands shortly, in the Sar
dinian frigate La Rcine. La Reinc
was at Rio Janeiro when the Lausanne
left that port. Letters addressed to
the Prince are here awaiting his arrival.
We have received papers by the
Don Quixote, from the U. S. up to
March Ist, from 'which we have bare
ly time to glean the following news.
.Queen Victoria was married Feb.
10th, to Prince Albert of Saxe Gotha.
The Constellation frigate, 6loops
Concord nr.d Preble, are fitting wiih
ill possible despatch at Charlcstown!
navy yard, Mass., for the East IgdiiJ
station ordered out on account o
the China troubles.
The boundary question is still a bon
)f contention. Fortifications are b
ing erected, nlonir the frontiers, b
both parties; but probably with no in
mediate war-like intentions.
Extract from the N. Y. Journal of Commerce.
between the United States nnd Grei
Krituin, in reference to the North
tern Boundary, is attracting nttentitj
111 Tr llrvl twl 41 1 f I I . .r. .-w. . . . . i
in uiiiiiimi ii mi. uuuim; we pursue
says the London Shinning nott
"in the dispute with China be fom!
to oe injurious to American commcrc
there are elements already at wo
of a character eufticieiitlv inflamat
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to render them not over fastidious
punctilious at finding out some real
imaginary line of "distinction to
drawn between our proceedings n
uif i luiiuii uiuuhJiucs in aouiii A
rici. We question, therefore, if
are over and above secure ncrninst
ing involved in a quarrel "with
United States, if we umr.ooA ti
blockade of the ports of the Celes
empire without declaring war. At
events, it will be wise in minister!
act with circumsnection. nun ur
well the probable consequences, befj
inv.v .n rvi mi- ciuiinimcu innt II
can not retreat without a sacrificed
The negroes captured in the Art
tad, have been declared free.
News of the visit of PArtem
to the Sandwich Islands, reached
U. S. Feb. last.
Died at Koloa,Kauni, May 17, K
bah S ,ngcd35,wifeof P. A. Brinsm
Esq. U.S. Consul for the Sand. Islal
Drowned at sea, from the wi
of the S. I. schooner Keola,
Thompson, a native of the U. St
I'er. Brig Hebo Mis, Anderton
" Kris Clementine Bishop of Nilopolis,
Mess. Mai;jret. Pesvoult nnd lleurtel.
" Sch. Moree-Mr. It. Fat v.
Ship North America Mr. F. A. Olmsteaf
" " Acnve Mrs. Brooks.
" " Konohnesott Mess. Raymond and Step
" " Don Quixote Metis. Levi Chwnberh