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together with ID portmanteaus and an cat
tng board; a bed with hollow uprights of cast
iron, packed in a small tent, which serves
both for canopy and curtains, as well as for
a vori room; an air mattrass, with sheet
and coverlid; one table, .'ft Bin long, and l.Ml
wide, awl another I ft 4in square, of a quad
rangular shape, available also as a backgnm
niaa or chess board; a secretaire, ami a
hoard for laying down maps and plans, I ft o
in long, v and 111 :jtn wide; a set of chess,
backgammon, dirninoes, and a pack of cards;
a carpet-bag for clothes and other wearing
apparel ; a receptacle for boots and shoes;
and five strong boxes, in which JEl'JOJ of
coin may be deposited The chest also
contains a contrivance for giving its owner
the use of a sleeping room, study, or sitting
room. The whole may be unpacked and
made ready for use in a few minutes.
SATURDAY, MAY 8, 1841.
all men were disposed to assist them in this
laudable purpose, it would require a great
exercise of caution and judgment; how much
more is it the case, when they have internal
enemies to contend with who let slip no op
portunity of entangling them in difficulties
with other powers, or frightening them into
compliance with their wishes, when a little
judicious advice, or a knowledge of their
own rights as an independent nation, would
obviate all misunderstanding, nnd unble
them to steer an upright, unbiassed course.
The delay attending the translation of the
Laws of Hawaii, is owing to the present
meeting of the chiefs at Lahaina, at which
many alterations and modifications have
been effected; among the most important of
which we are informed, is the substitution
of the products of the soil, for taxes, instead
of money. Thus coffee, sugar, arrow-root,
tumeric, kukui-nuts, or whatever thrives
best and is most abundant in the districts
where the tax is due, and is a merchantable
urticlc will be taken in lieu of money. In this
manner trade will be encouraged, and agri
culture promoted. The gross abuses grow
ing out of the system of paying the judges
from fines collected from offending parties
has engaged their serious attention and
measures will be taken to put a stop to the
infamous species of peculation and extortion
which has so long disgraced the petty offi
cers entrusted with the execution of the laws,
and produced evils quite as injurious to soci
ety as those which it was intended to cor
rect. In their treatment of female convicts
it is equally evident to government, that
there must be some radical change one
that will tend to elevate and improve their
characters, or at least give them an oppor-
I tunity of reformation, instead of degrading
them to the level of brutes, and subjecting
them to hardships and an infamy which can
not fail of destroying and deadening every
feature of humanity. Missionaries, resi
dents and strangers, have all combined in
urging them to do away this reproach from
Too much ought not to be expected of the
officers of the present government, tyros as
they are in this new system of legislation.
Still, no impartial person can view their pro
ceedings and become acquainted with their
policy, without being convinced of their zeal
nnd determination to reform all abuses, and
establish an impartial legislation. It is to
be remembered that this assembly is their
first experience in the exercise of a constitu
tional power, and that they have bad much
to learn, the theory of government to under-
stand, Habits ot business to lorm. Their con
duct in council; their strict conformity to
the new forms which they have adopted, are
highly creditable to them. Much of previ
ous dilliculties, particularly with foreigners,
can be traced to the officious zeal, or mei
cenary rapacity of the underlings in office.
But all things considered, it is a matter of
surprise that they have acquired so much in
so. &J)oit a time, and are contented, consider
ing the absolute power which tljey formerly
ld, to relinquish so much into the hands
of the people. Perhaps the greatest diffi
culty now to be feared is their legislating
too fast and too far for the present condition
ff their subjects. They have a difficult
course to steer, to reconcile the rapidly ad
vancing interests, numbers and tealth, of the
foreign population with the inci TU state of
their own, and to this is now adca the con
fiding dogmas of hostile faiths. Even if
HisToitiCAL Sociktv. Some of the most
intelligent of the graduates of the High
School at Lahainaluna have formed u His
torical Society, for the preservation 'of all
facts, both ancient and modem, connected
with the history of these islands embracing
their tiaditions, religion, wars, manners and
customs, etc. At a recent meeting of the
society, several interesting communications
were read one by David Malo a history
of the rei"n of Umi a century and a half
since. The manuscript occupied 48 pages
foolscap. Another upon the singular casu
alty, by which one third of Keoua's army
was destroyed, an account of w hich we gave
in No. 45 of our journal. Histories of Hon
olulu and Lahaina, from their first origin as
towns, are in progress. This society will
doubtless be the means of preserving much
that is valuable in regard to Hawaiian his
tory, besides affording an agreeable and
highly useful occupation to those connected
Atai, the Chineso merchant who com
mitted suicido at Maui, was buried at Manoa :
valley, on this island, on Tuesday last. I J is
funeral was attended bv all his oouiitrvmeti, i
dressed in white, preceded by a band of mu-
sic. A largo concourse ot loreiffiicrs anu
natives also attended, to witness the obse-j
quics, which were after the cuMom of their
(j, T. 's last. Why is England at the
present time like Cochin China?
(iive it up
Because she is Co(t)ching China.
American varieties of the Silk Worm.
This species has been found to do excellent
ly well on Maui; the interior of the island
being sufficiently elevated to afford a tem
perature which will preserve the eggs from
hatching for any length of time, and thus
give them a winter, without which thus far,
it has been found impossible to make them
hatch with any regularity, or in sufficient
numbers to make them valuable to the silk
growers. As these varities are so much su
perior in size and weight to the China, and
the mixed breed (a cross between the China
and American, from which all the silk raised
thus far has been reeled) it is important that
they should be preserved, and perhaps a
mulberry plantation upon the uplands of
Maui would prove a profitable concern.
There cannot be a doubt that when suitable
sites arc selected, silk growing will be an
ui and Irish Potatoes. The Irish
Potatoes are becoming very abundant at
Maui, and of excellent quality. They grow
wild in the woods, and in soil which is fit for
little else. We are told that they can be
raised for a few cents per bushel. If so,
they will aflord an article of food, quite as
nutritious, and far cheaper for the natives,
than even kalo. To raise a crop it is only
necessary to plant cuttings from the vines,
and not make use of the potatoe. It is the
same case with most other vegetables in this
climate. Slips, cuttings, or tops bcin the
i i i
1I . MM - 1li .. 1 .
Iir.AT. 1 lure is auuiu u.cuiit'iu wiium
land upon Maui, where wheat has been grow
ing wijd for many years, but has not been
used until quite recently. So luxuriantly
does it thrive, that after it is reaped, it
shoots out anew from the old stalk, nnd thus
keeps qp a succession of crops, without the
labor of sowing the seed again.
Cabinet Woods. The cabinet woods of
these islands are very beautiful. Some we
have never seen excelled by the finest from
Brazil or Hondurus. Those who wish to
see specimens, by calling at the workshops
of the ingenious cabinet makers of this town,
will sec as handsome and workmanlike spe
cimens of their art as any other country can
The following extract from C. B. Elliott's
travels in Austria, will serve to show that
the Ilawaitans arc not the most abused peo
ple on the earth, and that the condition of
the working people at these islands, as re
gards personal rights, freedom and taxation,
is far superior to the subjects of one of the
most civilized and powerful nations of Eu
rope, p. 19, Vol. I., Hungary.
The whole of the revenue yielded by the
laud is collected from the peasants, as arc
all tolls and taxes, from which a noble is en
tirely exempt. Before the time of Marie
Therc.se no limit was assigned to the de
mand made on a serf; but she fixed it at
what he now pays. It is called urbariuin,
and consists of fifty-two days' labor with his
own cart and oxen, a llorin, a pair of fowls,
ten ejgs, and two English pounds of butter
annually, with a ninth of his raw produce.
In addition to this, each village gives a calf
and two Jambs to the seigneur; and a tithe
of the soil is rendered to the church. No
peasant can purchase or possess land. He
enjoys no political rights, and, in all but the
name, he is a slave. The aristocracy com
mand, the peasantry obey; these provide
every thing, those enjoy without care or toil.
Is a bridge to be constructed t an order is
issued for the surfs to build it without re
muneration. Are the roads to be repaired?
the serfs' labor is demanded. Are troops
passing through the country? the serfs must
house and feed them; and the highest re
compense they expect is to escape without u
beating and without insult to their families.
Died in this village on Wednesday last,
Kapiolani, a chief woman of some distinc
tion, from Kealakeakua, Hawaii.
She came to Honolulu about six weeks
since, for the purpose of being operated on
for a cancer, from the effects of which she
had just recovered; but owing probably to
going out too soon, she was seized with an
erysipelatous inflammation, which eventually
fell on the brain, producing palsy and death.
To the cause of Christianity and civiliza
tion her death is a great loss.
Ponger. Colored Hdkfs. Grass Cloth. Cot
ton Hdkfs. Needles. Pius. Spool Cot
ton. Thread. Buttons. Su-pendcrs. Heady
Made Clothing. Wickyarn, &.c, &e.
Molasses. Snear. Lamp Oil, Ten.
Hour. Meal. Dried Apples, Haisins.
Citron. Prunes. Tamarinds, Pickles.
Vinegar. Nutmegs. Mace. Allspice. Cin
namon. Cloves. Ginger. Sage. Pepper.
Mustard. Honey. Tobacco. Cigars. Pipes.
Elixir. Wines, See.
Boots nnd Shoes. Writing Ink. Shoe
Blacking. Arrow Hoot. Epsom Salts.
Bench Plc.nes. Place and Bitts. Chisels.
Fish Hooks. Combs. Sauce and Fry Pans.
Iron Squares. Screws. Nails. Axe Han
dles. Axes. Adzes. Hatchets. Writing
Paper. Blank Books. Quills. Corks, Sec,
Generally on hand a good assortment of
Crockery, Glass, and Tin Ware.
Honolulu, Dec. 5, 1810. tf.
Snuff. Soap. 'Sallad Oil. Olives. Lem
on Syrup. Porter. Pale Ale. Stoughton's
The premises in Hon
olulu now owned and
occupied by Capt. John
Dominis. This desirable
property is centrally and pleasantly situa
ted has an entrance from two different
streets a small garden, under good cul
tivation good buildings, etc., and 90
years' unexpired lease of the land. Will"
be sold at a low price, and on a long
credit if applied for soon.
For further particulars apply to
PEIRCE. & BREWER..
Dec. 23, 1840. tf
Dr. It. W. WOOD has removed
Vile fociilonnu r 7 , 7 7 TT
in the same enclosure with Mc nr
Honolulu, Mar. 20, 1841. tf.
TU Tt! MADVI Am
Tons, or 900 Barrels burthen
She is in good order and' condition, and
may be sent to sea without any expense
for repairs, sails, rigging, &c. Apply to
PEIRCE & BREWER.
April 10, 1811, tf.
POB.T OP HONOLULU.
FRESH CORN MEAL
Wv thn "Rnrrol. nr Incc nun nt ttr iah-
stantlv on hand and for sale by
E. &. II. GRIMES.
Jan. 18. tf.
May 1. Br. Brig Clementine, Rhodes, La
haina. fi. Haw. Sch. Hawaii, Ililo.
May I. Am. Whaleship Sapphire, Cart
wright, to cruise.
Lahaina, Maui, Arrived May I, Ship
Waverly, Munro, X. Bedford, SJ8 1-2 inos.
l."30U M, Is. 200 this season.
May '2. Ship Catherine, Hunter, Nantucket,
21 inns. 700 bbls. 150 this season.
B. Pitman & Son,
Have for sale on reasonable terms, viz.,
English and American Prints. Ginghams.
Printed Muslin. White, Brown and Blue
Cotton Drill. White and Brown Linen
Drill. Blenched and Unhleached Cottons.
Cambric, plane and Figured. Swiss Mus
lin. Lace Edgings, lnsertincs. Fancy
Gauze Hdkfs. and Scarfs. White Veils.
Garniture. Silk. Satin. Velvet and Belt
Ribbons. Wound Wire. Furniture Chints.
Hamilton Stripes. Bonnet Wreaths and
Flowers. Ludies and Gentleman's Hosiery.
Glov. Satin NcH Shocks. Nankin
BAKERS FROM CAATOJY.
Good people all walk in and buy,
Of Sum fc Mow, good cake and pie
Bread hard or soft, for land or sea,
"Celestial" made; come buy of we.
June 15. tf
One perpendicular Sugar Mill, with
Iron Rollers, and all things ap
pertaining to a first rate Mill.
For Sale cheap by
PEIRCE & MUWKR.
April 9, 1811.
Those who intend to discoatinue
their subscriptions to the Polyne
sian for another term are respect
fully requested to send us immedU
ate notice. ' v '
Mav 3. tf