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4h a kind of careless superiority, would
'vlually lose much of that slavish awe of
in which is one of the chict obstacles to
lir improvement. A general desire would
fct for a better form of government, and
an education which might raise them to an
Lality with the visitors. They would nat
tily apply to tnom '(,r somc ''nt on lnc
wet, and would receive from them many
tlits of great importance. J or the obser-
lian which we made before will apply here
th much greater force, that however weak
L d licentious many of these foreigners may
, thoy would still be, in every respect, far
t jicrior to the barbarians around them.
Capt. Vamey, of the Thomas Perkins,
I injrs us files of papers up to June 17th,
i (I from which we extract largely.
' (necn Victoria is reported to be in a
The remains of Napoleon arc about being
tmveyed from St. Helena to Paris. All
fjance is wild on this occasion with enthu
siastic excitement. The Prince De Join-
tjllc is to have command of the Frigate
I hich will be employed to convey the re
i ains to France.
..' A very spirited meeting, at which Karl
fllanhopc presided, took place in London,
Jpril 24th in which resolutions deprecating
c war with China were adopted. Both
tic English and American prints unite in
udly condemning the acts which have led
this result, and predict that a contest with
e Chinese will by no means prove a light
air. For an exceedingly interesting arti
' upon this subject, see the London Quar
terly Review, for May.
Gen. Morazan, in Central America, has
en completely defeated, and Gen. Car
ta will succeed him as President. Gen.
nta Cruz was again Dictator of Bolivia,
aid has declared war against Peru.
Business remains dull, and goods of every
ascription are exceedingly low.
Fire. On Saturday night last a thatched
imse was destroyed by fire on the upper
By the Julia from Sydney, we learn that
tyo French frigates with an emigrant ship
ad arrived at the Hay of Islands, New
Zealand. Gov. Hobson had called upon
tie Commodore, who refused to recognise
os authority which circumstance would
Jtobahly lead to a difficulty, as the French
c the English claim large tracts of land
right of purchase from the natives.
Having received sufficient encouragement
late to defray the expenses of printing and
Jiiblislung the paper, we shall continue it
fcr one year. We are conscious of its many
f frets, but they are mostly of such a nature
at only the incurrence of increased ex
nse can obviate, and that can only be met
Sv an enlarged subscription.
J 'typographical errors cannot altogether
c avoided, as much of the type-setting is
one by natives who are unacquainted with
e hnghsh language. We must bear the
J'd and indulgence of our readers for the fu
J'rc, while we shall make every effort to en
f rge the usefulness and increase the intcr-
t of the journal.
f the Oahu Charity School, took place on
fe 25th. There was a full, attendance of
cholars and visitors, and the pupils acquit
H themselves much to tho credit of their
jchers. For an account of this excellent
institution, we refer to an article in ono of
ur We numbers, by Rev. R. Armstrong.
The Pacific Steam Navigation Company's
CSSels. Peru nrwl rh;in 1fV nna aU ..rill
II Wl I JJ iUII V U VII TV 111
,;ave London for Valparaiso and Callao, via
traits of Magellan, on or about the first of
ne, so says the London Times, of Mav 6.
80. These vessels will be soon followed
p others, to form a line of packets from
Valparaiso to Panama, touching at all the
intermediate ports. They carry surgeons,
and have elegantly furnished accommoda
tions. A more pleasant route for those who
wish to return home, cannot be presented
than the above, proceeding from here to Ta
hiti, thence to Valparaiso.
Antarctic Voyage. A voyage ofdiscove
ry to the Antarctic will leave our shores in
June. This new expedition, which w ill con-
sisi ot two vessels, to be placed under the
command of an officer in the navy, will be
equipped nt the solo expense of several Brit
ish merchants. Wo need not add that we
wish it nil the success that so spirited an
undertaking so signally merits. London
Valparaiso, Man li 23, 1310.
I take the liberty to inform you of a dan
gerous shoal discovered by Captain Coffin,
of the w hale ship Benjamin Rush of Warren.
It 1. on the 1 1 th July, KV).
Coffin Shoal by good observation, was dis
covered in lat 10 2G S. long 17b' 31 30 W.
soundings were had in 7 fathom and coral
rocks w ere soon a quarter of a mile from the
ship, even with the water's edge. In ap
peared to extend in length north and south
15 miles, and in breadth cast and west about
M miles, with the appearance of many dan
gers even with the water's edge.
The above reef is not to be found in book
or chart. Philadelphia Ex. Book.
It is with heart-felt satisfaction we find
that the delicate and difficult question of our
Northeastern Boundary, is, in all prohnhili
ry, adjusted. It appears, that the award of
the King of the Netherlands, which made
the river St. John's the boundary between
the two countries, is to be the basis of the
new arrangement, and that as an indemnity to
Maine for any supposed lights she may pos
sess to land north of the St. John's, the
British Government is to pay her 200,000,
or about a million of dollars.
N. Y. Journal of Corn. May 21, 1810.
Died on the night of the 152th of June, at
New York, in the 70th year of his age,
Daniel Wheeler, a minister of the Society
of Friends, formerly of Yorkshire, England,
and late of St. Petersburg, Russia.
For the Polynesian.'
31 r. Editor, Sorry you were not present
at Picnic given on 12th inst., at Mrs. Han
nah Holmes's country scat by the Officers
of the Exploring Squadron. Splendid affair.
Room converted into a beautiful pavilion,
decorated with Hags of all nations arrange
ment highly creditable to the taste of the
Managers. Two long tables set out' in a
manner that might excite envy in a Apicius.
Profusion of every luxury the Islands afford.
Luaued dog included, (numbers by the way,
went the whole hog upon this national dish.)
Company assembled about 5, p. m. Tents
erected outside house for accommodation of
ladies quite tasteful looked like a country
muster in New England benches booths,
&.C., &.c. 'Glasses sparkle on the board,' &.c.
Ladies and gentlemen promenading que.t
of privacy shadowy trees purling stream
and all that quite rural several little flir
trations going on (strange, people will in
trude on such occasions) all stopped by
summons to tabic. Several unexpected
changes of partners about this time some
ladies rather ungallantly cut some gentle
men looking rather as if. Glad of it hate
monopolies sat down about '200. "Rcaiiti-
ful is it not?" Delightful' 'nothing like
this in Honolulu before,' &c, from the la
dies gentlemen assent of. course. Coup
d'oeil when all were seated really fine.
lieauty, lashion, and all that. Pitied tho
bachelors heads of some married men a -
c turned. Saw Gov. Kekuanaoa and Haa-
lilio official dignity giving way to satisfac
tion. Lots of sentiments Capt. Hudson
rapped bachelors rather hard insinuated
that ladies were imbued with revolutionary
spirit wonder what he meant) lleports
flying in all directions about this time num
ber of challenges resulting from them.
General hilarity bursts of enthusiasm, and
so on. Baked dog thought delicious by
some Governor suspicious of its being pig
in disguise no mistake though after din
ner promenade again more private moon
not up yet bad plan leaving benches under
trees people will full over them after din
ner music recalled the promenaders about
8 o'clock waltzing, cotillions, reels, etc.
heard some one speak of the ladies "tapping
it on the light fantastic toe" thought it the
most original remark of the evening dan
cing kept up with great spirit for a couple
of hours native mats not calculated to call
out the "poetry of motion." General rush
about ten to witness the ascension of a Mont
golfier Ralloon intense excitement spirits
rapidly evaporating found that ventilators
were no improvement in the construction of
balloons. Spirits of the projector rising in
proportion to demand no go "and now a
bubble burst" balloon vanished in a blaze
of glory practical illustrations of "words
that burn." Eloquent address from tin;
projector evident that he went up though
his machine broke down hurrah! well-done
Doctor! and so forth Dancing again- mu
sic mirth and wine several songs by ama
teurs professional singers all indisposed
Hornpipes by several gentlemen great ap
plause all eclipsed however by one of the
Tars of the Vineennc-? showed that some
folks could do some things as well as some
other folks James' Crow, Esq., jumped
with his usual grace Dancing till midnight
ladies retired asind general regret sup
per more songs walk outside servants
and natives discovered that a Hawaiian
can eat something besides fish and poi
High life below stairs ride home with la
dies r philosophize return gentlemen
waltzing together turncoats making their
appearance wreck of matter approaching
-break up about I, a. iw., with unbounded ex
pressions of mutual good will-Owen's system
in favor community of property having ma
ny advocates hats, caps, and coats outside
of new owners owners outside of other
people's horses ride home by moonlight
very pleasant so cool. Friday morning
Jews seen by several persons masquerad
ing probably more heads turned various
definitions of Pie-nic all agree that it was
the most delightful a flair in the world long
to be remembered never to be forgotten
and all that sort of thing. Scribbled these
notes in great haste no time to fill outline
ought to have been there yourself sorry
I can't make it Jingle.
lor the l'olynuisian.
To j. p. c.
Yntir parting linos, no doubt wore sweet,
"To her, for whom" they ull "were meant ;"
Ijnt. think how sad, we must have felt;
Tor whom, ulus! they were not "meant."
- Such clusters rnrc, quite out of reach;
To envious eyes, could not seem sweet.
Oh why, expose to public view,
What 'b meant tor one, pray tell me true.
Were they too pretty, did you think?
To lie concealed in some dark chink,
Like (lowers, which bloom in some wild dell;
And of whote beauties, none can tell.
No danger, urf, of such u fate;
They ne'er would die unknown;
To woman's vanity, leave that;
And not expose your own. Xanthippe.
Our readers will be somewhat surprised to
find Xanthippe among the muses, but poeti
cal favors are so rarely received, that we
are grateful even for the smallest. We in
sert the above (though we must confess its
merits are beyond our ken) with the hope
that those who are more intimate with the
nine sisters, will fully appreciate its mystic
charms. For ourselves we cry quarter,
and leave j. i c. and Xanthippe to make
as comfortable a match as they choose.
The undersigned desires to offer the sin
cere acknowledgements of a grateful heart
to the members of this Foreign community,
and the Commander and Ollicers of the
Exploring Expedition and to the Masters
of vessels in port, for the repeated and un
expected acts of substantial kindness which,
during the past few weeks, they have poured
in upon himself and upon his family. It is
all he has to offer; it is all that is neces
sary to offer, though before leaving this
chosen field of his labors, from which the
Providence of God is about to remove him,
and before breaking up the attachments and
associations of friendship which have render
ed this place a "Home" to him indeed, he
must be allowed to express the fervent wish
and prayer, that He, whose promise it is,
That they who water others, shall them
selves also be watered,' may confer upon
them blessings abundantly, in all the privato
and public relations of life, and crown all
with those which are eternal, and, therefore,
"far better." John Diem..
Honolulu, Nov. 24, 1840.
Died, on the 30th Nov., IVahinemaikai,
wife of Capt. Kapihi, foster brother of His
Majesty Kamehnmeha m., aged 25 years.
POUT OF HONOLULU.
Nov. 20, IJr. IJrig Julia, Campbell, from
Sydney, via. Tahiti.
" 23, Am. IJrig Thomas Perkins, Var
ncy, 151 days from New York.
" 20, Hark Elizabeth, Coan, to cruise.
23, Ship Ohio, Coffin, for home.
4 20, Ship Hero, Joy, for home.
Sept. 3, Hark Mora, Spring, hence, arrived at Tahi
ti. All well.
The person who lias taken from the
the Store of Mr. Greenway, u Folio Vol
ume of Plates bclonim? to La Perouse's
Voyage, will oblige the owner by leaving
it at the Ofiieo of the American Consul
A or. 2G, UM0.
With Wooden Hollers, for sale at a
low juice, by
LADD &. Co.
Honolulu, Nov. 23. tf.
All persons indebted to the estate of
JOHN WILLIAMS, late of Waimea,
Kauai, deceased, are requested to make
immediate payment ; anil all persons who
have claims upon the estate of said Wil
liams, arc likewise requested to present
the same for adjustment at this place.
SAMUEL WHITNEY, Exec.
Waimea, Kauai, Nov. G, 1840. 6w.
To Sell or Let.
The Dwelling House and
Premises, owned by Mr. E.
Sullivan, and pleasantly
situated next to those of the llev. John
Diell, in a retired part of the town. At
tached to them is a stable, good ado
bic cook-house, two grass houses, an ex
cellent well of water, &c. All in good
repair. Possession given immediately.
For terms apply to the owner. 4
Honolulu, Nov. 28, 1840.
B. & II. JACKSON, Black-
Smiths, have taken a Shop on
the premises of Messrs. E. &, H.
Grimes, where they intend carry
ing on Blacksmithing in all its
branches, and hope by strict atten
tion to their business,' to receive
a share of public patronage."
it. &. II. JACKSON.
Honolulu, Oct. 31 , 1810. 6w.
For Valparaiso ami Tahiti.
Jj? The Bark DON QUIXOTE, J.
Si?'ATV MQSter WU sal for the above
Ports soon (after making one trip to tho
Windward Islands) for freight or passage
please apply to HENRY PATY &. Co.
November 19, 1840. tf.
Have for sale,
2.5 boxes Souchong Tea.
20 boxes Hyson Tea.
10 boxes Hyson Skin.
15 doz. Raspberry Wine.
12 " Stoughton's Elixer.
10 " Lemon Syrup.
10 assorted Pickles.
5 M. ft. Koa Lumber.
25 M. Koa Shingles,
f pptember 12, 1840. tf.