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ti 'ilicr.i did not hesitate to declare that at I
llM,.r the charge could nut Ik; legally
r illait home, they had no 1uUt whatever
, M jrti tit. This opinion was ta'eu up and
i iirMti-i', niitil thousands who wore too
I . . it t'flitaif iiffiti, till) wturi itfirr a'.itlt
W' ' ill
, ,1 iliat Amos win a ri'iio, Mow siioum
3,,. iitacter of a oor man hold out against
(li li'.iciaU; slanders of s many rich ones.
I T l Continued.
Til K POLYNESIAN.
SATIJIIDAV, JA. 1, IHtl.
In former numbers wo have attempted to
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JP(IV I Hill HIU mini' iiv, vii him "p,"' ii"'ii
( South Sea Islandsus a whole, has been
jcciik'dk beneficial. W u lust depicted
;,at would he the natural consequences of
a contact, and then referred to the past
present condition of many of the groups,
j s confirmatory ot our assertion. 1 ho lalso
'fivwi so frequently entertained on this sub
let hy thse ignorant of the nature of sava-
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5 s, or wlio nave lormcu ineir opinions irom
titers whose superficial knowledge or wish
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ito gross, though unintentional errors, in-
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iiceo us 10 iiuriiiiM i pi.iv.i- iiiu iiiuiii 1 iv-
re the public in its true light.
If the followirg description, from the pa
's of a popular author of the last century
correct, then we are a.iogeiuer 111 1110
mug, and happy would it have been for the
spotless minds " of these; children of an
( uthlv 'Paradise, hatl the white man never
mUmI their favored laud. The missionary
( mid bring ma glad tidings to a sinless race,
nr commerce benefit them; their happiness
' " Is it not enough that European avarice
td ambition disturb the repose of distant
tiotts! why should their vices and their
(lsi-asos tartit the spotless mind, 01 the un
fliitaminated frame! O, why wore vou ever
(J.iwu from your primeval obscurity, ye once
liy natives of Otaheite! We have only
tlught you to feel wants which cannot be
(tiitilied; we have planted ills which nev r
it lie cured. Such are the biestinurii that
'Jc civilized confer on the savage!"
1 Similar opinions were entertained by many
the great and good of the past age, and
tiv, not altogether eradicated Irom the pres
t. Hut the belief which most generally
f j'vails at the present day among a niimcr-
s class, and one which some authors seem
rticularly desirous of extending, is that the
oliiencc of commerce is necessarily preju-
to the aborigines of a country, and an
tjtaironist principle to the precepts of the
spel. This, we believe to be a sophism,
Cjniiorous alike to both causes, and caleula
i3 to strengthen that enmity of loeling w hich
tjlortuiiatcly exists between the partial ad
ticates of either view. No one will we
Miik attempt to argue that it would have
ti'ii better for humanity and civilization
thjit the islands of the South Seas had never
ti n visited, though some may contend that
latter lias spread itself at the expense of
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iouu;'r. j ins v, cannot uii' geiuer oe
as iiiil'iu Innately the criminal conduct of
ny voyagers and traders 111 their inter-
cAirsc with the natives gives room for the
tu ition. Who has not read of frequent
4S f barbarity committed through mere
Wjiitoiiuess of power, by men whose boasts
Wfic of such deeds, and who were themselves
ig's in all but a white skin; of duplicity
Wti;iding, and diseases introduced, and of
many wrongs and outrages which cause
toyo blush for our race. The guileless tia-
rcr and iniinnMil t'i 1 1 ir i r liriiii m iiimiii' iii
"'es sud'ered the retribution which .should
doubly fallen upon them. Such men
M a pest to mankind: their deeds are the
Fk'nt; spots of history; savage and civilized
l In are :ilili I
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M'l lin i .-. l-k -itili iiikiri
m " ""i loiirv iiHHi iiiiiny l iiiii? iij'-'n
'lark side of history, our liearts uickcu at
view tlc )n( aWays appear the most
F-P,llhient death, disown eriine mid sidFor-
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rt arc always in bold relief, and strike us
forcibly, while the many acts of benevolence (
.which alleviate, of generosity w Inch cheers, j
and counsel that sooths, or builds anew the,
shattered frame of man or slate, the example
that operates almost imperceptibly all these,
emanating from the belter feelings of man,
'spread over the world like oil upon water, j
so noiselessly, that we rarely detect them
(but in their elieets. Hut to return to our'
I I'm mer subject. The South Sea Islanders,'
Upon their discovery, were made the special
objects of the benevolence of the gnat ofi
Kurope. They had been represented in the j
most glowing colors, and were lookt d upon
almost as children of a new and fairer cren-!
lion. lrn!ike the Indians of America, their;
lands were respected no mines of gold
brought ,1 cruel ami awiriciotis conqueror to
their shores to exterminate, or the priest with
cross or faggot, to proselyte. (Jilts were
showered down upon them; all strove to im
part to them the knowledge and resources
of civilization. Some of this was done w ith
iiwri 'yiMil !,'.., ,)',n ... M'l.,. n,,ti,....
j 1 1 ' ' fjVIU Ulllll lllDtUUUtl, I IIU WlUI'llt i'.'! I'j
JChoiseul in 1 701) ordered a considerable j
MUM to be expended in seeds, inielemcots ol '
j husbandry i.nd other articles for the improve
imentof the Island of Tahiti." (See Hour
jgainvillo's voyage). The noble and disin
'lerested conduct of Vancouver, in oudeav
joiing to piicily the. warlike parties on these
'islands, is familiar to all also the expense
jinettrrod in introdttciug -iittle, various fruits;
and vegetables, ami in shoit every thing
j w hich could be useful to the natives, or ena-'
I bio them to support a trallic with foreigners.
Instances of this nature might be indefinitely
multiplied. Kngland was the most forward ,
in this active benevolence, and by it she j
is justly entitled to the good will of the is-!
hinders. When we look tit them in their ;
original state, we see tribes of naked, or but i
half-clad natives, filthy in their habits, audi
with so little call for industry to support them,
that their lives were mostly spout in sensu
ality, the rites of a bloody and debasing the
ology, or in a cruel and never ending war
fare. Their fruits, vegetables, and animals
were few in variety of the natural resour
ces of their soil, they knew nothing. Months
were spent in manufacturing articles of do
mestic; use, which half 11 day's labor for the I
whites would purchase. Kiehes lay every
where around them, and yet they knew it
not. They were children in knowledge, but
adepts in all that .was brutal and sensual.
The white man came " their eyes wore
opened, and they saw their own nakedness."
To him were they indebted for the cow,
horse, gat, mule in short, for ail those ap
pendages to civilization, without which tin
most fertile country is but a wilderness. Ar
ticles of but little value to them, were ex
changed for those which to savages are alwavs
inestimable. Commerce! gave a value to
the sandal wood, beach le mer, tortoise shell,
and other things, which without it were as
worthless as the sands on the sea-shore.
j Commerce made it for their interest to cease
'waning; if . the stranger could not be pro
jected, their wants could not be supplied,
nor without labor ami industry could thev
ieollect the articles necessary tor exchange.
.Commerce clothes them, and gives them the
: moans of subsistence. It has taught them
the value of the gifts of Providence to c-
itraet sugar from the cane, to rear the tender
' silk-worm, to gather eoliee, plant corn, and
. in fact opening to their view the iuexhausti-
Jble resources of Agriculture. Hy means of
jit, settlors have made their home upon their
; shores, bringing with them the arts and reline-
'inonts of civilization. Many intermarry w ith
them, and thus raise them in character and
respectability, ami all are interested in pro
moting and preserving good order, in abol
ishing bail habits and laws, and in every way
! improving their adopted country. Knowl
edge is communicated by daily intercourse,
j and every resident is u missionary as far as
his example for good goes. The manners
and usage of civilized nations ate taught
1 0 o
them lay visiters, while families .how them
the advantaged of w ell regulated households
and the virtues and enjoyments of domestic
life. Commerce oilers a premium to mor
ality and intelligence, as it pays those best
who possess those qualities in the highest
degree. Commerce has made them sailors,
artizans, and traders it teaches them the
value of property, and indirectly the rights of
man. It has te-modelh d their polity, lieed
their labor, ami is last tea-hiug the chiefs,
that if they w ould have their own rights tes
pocted, they must respect the rights of oth-(i-sj
that oppression and enterprise do not
go hand in hand, and that if thev would re
tain their authority, they must exert them
selves to keep pace with the advance of
mind and general improvement about them.
Commerce keeps tin springs of enterprise in
motion, awakens new id as, liberalizes the
government, and brings the arts and improve
ments of other lands to theirs. It would
have carried them far in advance of their
present condition, had they but seconded her
ell". arts by the enaction of suitable Jaws, to
encourage the settlement of respectable
w bites, of securing apprentices to trades, and
ether means, by w Inch the interests of all are
protected in 1110:0 adianci d countries. Com
merce is an all active piinciple. All that
cannot lloat on its outtent is lost in its
depths. Commerce has i;i all agt s eon the
friend of the common people. Commercial
countries are always the m-t tree, and well
ma v the natie remember the day with grat
itude, when they first beheld the. iloating
island," as they deemed the ships approach
in" their shoies. True, it contained not
" (iods," but it was a harbinger of the gilts
of a bountiful Providence, to raise them from
their degradation, and free them from the
most sensual id' all slavery.
In emmifiritia llie inf's of romiiifn n to tiir-e
il iikIco, i uo iM lo nut or not to si.m-ilcn in their
tr.iin him! cii'it in ii itinl; itnl of iolci !o ots, .n;i
silos, tors tod ok iloti oiul liif t. ll i ;i lino-l I !
Irss to loiiiind our lemluis, tint Ileus, iiiUM!iit(n-s,
i Hciiro u lies, eeiitii'iMlt'S M-orpinns, and iininltci !c.s
otlior I iMidilos to iiioic .-cui us lli.ui one, aie id! ol'inoil
jNIu. Koitoii. 1 send, for the information
of vour readers, a brief notice of the doings
of a most (hiring ineendiary or incendiaries,
w ho have kept our village in a state of alarm
for more than a week past.
On Saturday night, Dee 'J'lth, the house
of Kainauohii. a respectable native, was con
sumed, together with si small house adjoin
ing, unilorcirciimstauc.es which justified the
suspicion that it was the work of an incen
diary. These suspicions w ere conlinm d bv
the discovery on the following night of a lire
just ready to burst forth from the house id'
Kainina, an aged ched' 'J'ho people now
became somewhat alarmed, and sit watch
men. Notwithstanding their watchfulness,
however, there wore, on Wednesday iiii'ht.
repeated attempts to eonuniinieate foe to dif
ferent houses, and at length, about "2 o'clock
A. M. the llniucs burst forth from the house
f Kaiaina, the same which had been attemp
ted previously. It was soon consumed, to
gether with another standing m ar. Prom
the last the (lames w ere communicated to the
roof of a large stone eanoe house, l eeoullv
erected by (rav. Adams, the combustible
part of which was soon consumed, together
with two largo, unfinished canoe. From
the canoe house, the fhin.es seized upon the
house of Kaelenianu, which was but a few
feet distant. Since that time the watchmen
luncheon more active, and ery many of the
people have lodged outside of their houses,
yet every morning brings reports of fresh at
tempts of the most (lilting character.
With tdl their boldness, the authors of all
this mischief an; undetected, and so far as I
have heard, no suspicion has, with a ,shnd"W
of reason, been attached to any one. The
object is probably plunder.
Kailua, Jan. -i, loll.
POSIT OF HONOLULU
.Jan. 10, ttr Hrig Clementine, Miotics, Ha
.Jan. Hi, H. P.. Cn's Harqtto Vancouver,
Jan Hr Hrig Clementine, Miotics, llu
I In the Harlequin, (arrived and departed,
'omitted in our last), Messrs. Crawford und
' In the Vancouver, Mr. Simpson.
V a l uajile Pro v e n t y
From (ane Sixth to a. Third of an exten
sive SILK PLANTATION, situated at
Koloa, Katini. Said Plantation embraces
several hundred Acres, a largv proportion
of which is under cultivation, and in
cludes a lartro extent of wood, mountain
and pasture, laud. Several Hundred
Thousand Mullterrv Trees, tire .M'owino
upon this land, mostly of the Canton va
riety, lattt including: a largo numlacr of
the Mortis Multieaulis. Ti e soil is tiood,
with abundance of water power within its
limits. A handsome Adobie dwelling;
house, with zinc roof, has recently been
erected, also nit Adobio store, with zinc
roof. Hesidos those, there are two thatched
dwelling houses, extensive Cocooneries,
Keeling; house, Carpenter's Shop, house
for slilling Cocoons, store houses, houses
for laborers, stables, etc. The Plantation
is wt 11 stocked with horses, oxen, ploughs,
earls, and sill the necessary agricultural
tools, besides Keels, apparatus for reeling;
by Steam, a good stock ol g;oods, in short
every thing necessary for carrying on an
extensive business. Said property is de
lightfully situated, in a flourishing; dis
trict, and affords one of the most pleasant
residences on tin Sandwich Islands.
For terms, address Jwnh s, through this
olliee. Jan. 2.J. tf.
F3.SSK CORN MEAL,
Ky tin; Parrel, or less quantity, con
stantly (an hand and for sale by
K. & II. C.KIMKS.
Jan. 18. tf.
$J$ & , Vlc ,,remis(,s in IIon-
fokT?&& oit'l'i now owned und
t(X "',pied by Capt. John
jyjfr Do.minis. I Ins desirable
property is centrally and pleasantly situa
jtcd has an entrance from two dillerent
jsireets ;i small pirileu, under g;ood cul
Itivatiou lto( I buildings, &c., and J)()
,)( ats' unexpired lease of the land. Will
jbo sold tit a low price, and on a long
jeredit if applied for soon,
j For further particulars apply to
i'liuci; & ijkkwkk.
IS K). tf
VinreF.. It is morn difficult to convince
the vi' ious that irtue exists, than to. persu
ade the good that it is rare.
KxrF.Kir.xcR has taught us little, if it has
not instructed us to pity the errors of others,
and to amend our own.
C11 i: utf.ks. We never injure our own
characters to much, us when we injure those
HAKHItS FROM CAIVTOiV.
(ioo'd pcoph; :i walk in and buy,
Of Sam V Mow, Lfood cake and pic:
Kread hard or soft, for land or sea,
''Celestial" made; come buy of we. ,.v.
June 15. ' tf
With Wooden Hollers, for sale at a
I low price, by
Honolulu, Nov. 28.
LADD & Co.