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creased i weight and volume a it lu-
l,ic(l li'oni the windward, wo must wait thr
Irtlicr arrivals to determine. The general
imposition is, that this agitation of the sea
tlie ellect ol some sudden submarine e-
iilioii in the vicinity of the islands, perhaps
luiitcted with the craters ol Hawaii. io
,tioii in the earth could be detected at the
iso and fall of the Tide on the afternoon
ut Monday, May 17th, 1811. The
measurement was taken from the lop
of Ladd's wharf to the surface of the
, miii. sec. inch. li. inin. sec. inch.
() o.j i-1 5 36 51)
Jl 62 -2 5 36 30 58
58 1-2 5 37 57
sM 57 1-2 5 31 30 5G
2i 55 1 -2 5 33 55
45 511-: 5 3d 30 51
26 53 1-4 5 3D 53
27 55 l-:4 5 39 30 5:4
4d 57 5 10 51
2) 5d 5 do 30 50
jl 30 5J 5 50 40
II 31 00 5 50 30 48
I 34 01 0 47
1 33 62 0 30 4G
! 31 01 0 1 30 45
35 00 0 2 30 43
The first ebb and How was D inches in
minutes. The second was -40 inches
MUUDEii ! ! !
Seldom has it fallen to our lot to record in
lie week, such a succession of accidents,
oiulers, and phenomena, as in the present.
nd now, I he melancholy duty devolves up
ii us to add to the list a most foul and pre-
Jcditated murder, committed on the even-
g of the 17th hist, by one of our most re-
Leeted fellow townsmen, assisted by a mini-
Lr of accomplices. The sullering party had
litered the House where the others were ass
embled, and upon the suspicion that his de-
i gus were not of a friendly nature, he was
lolently attacked, without having given the
ightest provocation, or a word having pass
fid between thein. So sudden was the as-
ult, that no opportunity for defence was
iven, and though wounded and lamed, was
it suffered even to crawl off but died
agonies under repeated blows from the
i el of a boot. Reader, do thou serve ev
ry centipede likewise.
I.A.M i:TA lil.n ArCIDKXT.
On Monday last, in this town, an old man
as run over, and knocked down and killed
nstantly by a loose horse, which was gal-
fl'piug furiously through the streets. A
iliild also was knocked down' but escaped
ground, and were composed of a common
stuff; it was a received maxim that the man
ought to be worth more than his clothes
which he wore. The women wore shoes for
decency's saive; the men went barefooted
except in war; gold and precious stones
were never used to adorn their persons; to
uisuiso me neau unuer mise hair, to die the
hair or beard, seemed unworthy a Christian.
The use of baths was permitted only for
health and cleanliness.
Nevertheless some ornaments were per
mitted to be used by the lemales as a means
of pleasing their husbands. They had no
slaves, or as few as possible, no eunuchs, no
dwarfs, no monsters, and none of those beasts
which the Roman women maintained at the
expense of the poor.
To support the vigor of the body in youth,
the men exercised themselves in wrestling,
tennis, and in walking, and above all they
assustonicd themselves to manual labor.
Household matters and domestic service oc
cupied the women. Dice and other games
of hasaid, the spectacles of the ciicus, the
theatre and amphitheatre were forbidden as
a source of corruption. They went to
church with a measured step, in silence and
with sincere charity. The kiss of peace
was the sign of lecoguitiou among the Chris
tians; they hummed, however, tiieir saluta
tions in the streets for fear of betraying them
selves to the infidels. All these rules were
evidently made in opposition to the Komau
society, and established as a censure upon
Virginity passed for the most perfect state,
and marriage as being intended by our Cre
ator. The old men said on this subject;
"There is no care in age and sickness equal
to that received from one's wife and child
ren. Attach yourselvis to the soul; regard
the body but as a statue, whose beauty
serves to inaktj you think on its maker, and
to lead you back to true beauty."
They acknowledged that woman was sus
ceptible ot the same education as man, and
that the Greek, the Jiaibarian, the slave,
young men and old, women and children
could le philosophised without the aid of let
ters: it was the human race returned to its
"The Christian honored God in all places,
because God was every where; the life of a
Christian is one perpetual festival; he prais
es God in laboring, in voyaging, in the dif
ferent states of society."
Nevertheless there were some hours more
particularly consecrated to prayer, as the
third, sixtli and eleventh. They prayed
standing, their faces turned towards the east
and their heads and hands raised towards
heaven. In responding the final orison, they
raised one ot their feet symbolically, as a
traveler ready to quit the earth.
newed the face of the woild. Christianity ; Or the y eel biul its lew I in the Min r
is ml the inflexible desciil-ed by 1? ssim I ; it Tlun has sli; mudo thy l uuty u 1 1 in vain ?
is a circle which extends i'.m ll in proportion ; Leave their dark ruptures to the luouk
to the development of socict ; it compresses and nun,
in thing, it hides not bin, it opposes tueif to Come to thy liter's arms and feel thy life
no Know lege, to no hbeity. j
Tin; ;. i;.t.
bv thk it i: v oi;niu;c ti'.oi.v.
"I was at Palermo, when a daughter of
one of the noblest families of the island sig
nified her inte ntion of taking the veil. Her
MAKING ft titVS.
family were averse to the choice whic h, of JV27 S HONOLULU,
late years, is beginning to lose its tavor in - a.-.a w . -
,. .1 I ' MWl..MHMmwMnll.
Another Ku rlh y n n he, ami knocking at uiir
Wn doors. On Monday night last, between
12 and 1 o'clock, a shock was experienced
re of sullicient violence to shake a house
lud awake its inmates.
Tor the f'olviii'siin.
ranslatod from ('liataubiiaiul'ri T. tildes I listoricjuci.
W.NTKS OP Till: 1MUMITIVK CIIItlSTIANS.
Their repast was regulated according to
cessity. and not to gratify their sensualitv:
tie brethren lived more upon fish than upon
iif-ats, and preferred uncooked food rather
'la mat wincn was cooked; tliey made but
tilt' meal ;i ilnv viloeli ve:ii :it tl If) itIWWtt
; ' "p,
wn ot the sun. and when thev sometimes
i'e during the morning it was n'f nothing but
mile dry bread. Wme torbiddeu to young
Ople was permitted to be used bv the more
I'h'imced in age, but in small quantities;
)"fr ruics prohibited rich furniture, plates,
Lc., rings, perfumes and musical instru-
Ilfnts. During these repasts, pious songs
cii cum.! ..li : ... i I..,:.... i.:
omi, ail IIUIS Ulllllll I OUIIIg piOlll-
it cd, permitted a modest gravity to reign
Alter their evening repast th praised
meir own accord, and then Ttired to
llietr white dresses without miiire of
wr, were not permitted to drag on the
15IRTII AND GliOWTH OF THK
After having preached the gospel, Jesus
Christ h it his cross upon the earth; this is
the monument id' modern civilization. From
the loot of this cross, planted at Jerusalem,
twelve poor law gbersset out, naked, a stall"
in their hand, to teach nations and renew the
face of kingdoms.
The laws of . curgus had not been able
to sustain Sparta; the leligion of Horace
had not been able to make the virtue of
Koine last mote than a few centuries; a
fisherman sent by a maker of yokes and
ploughs, came to establish at the Capital of
this Christian empire, which already num
bers eighteen centuries, and which, accord
ing to the Prophets, will never end.
ntoiiUKss or tiii: niui.sTiAN kki-kjio.n.
VR O M C II A T A V II H I A N l.
Political truth is but order and liberty,
whatever may be their forms.
Philosophical truth is the independence of
the human mind; it has coinbatted formerly
political truth, but more 'particularly religious
truth; a principle of destruction in ancient
society on the modern society it is the prin
ciple of duration, because it is found now to
agree perfectly with political truth and reli
Religious truth is the knowledge of an
only God, manifested by worship. Truo
worship is that which best explains tho na
ture of the Divinity and of man; for this
single reason, Christianity is the true reli
gion. Whether we regard it with the eyes of faith
or those of philosophy, Christianity has re-
eve. However, i was invueu
to the ceremony. As all the world knows,
this is a soit ot especial triumph ol the
church, and is solemnized with all possible
pomp. The young devotee would have been
handsome anywhere, but among the Paler
mitan women, whose chief beauty consists
of a pair of brilliant eyes, she w as quite an
angel. There win a vast deal of sobbing
and sighing, and the veil was about to de
scend upon the head of the handsomest of
nuns, when a young otlicer, in the uniform
of the Royal Italian Chasseurs, pushed his
way through the crowd, and stoutly forbade
the banns. All was confusion for the mo
ment, and an attempt was made tocairy the
lady back to her ceil; but she had, by this
tune, got her arms round the chasseur, or he
his round her it is much the same and they
swore to live or die together. The priests
shrugged up their shoulders, the nuns shriek
ed, the sentimental among the spectators
were in tears or hysterics, and the populace
huzzaed. 1 was invited to their wedding
in a fortnight alter. The alFair had been a
lover's quarrel, on which the lady adjured
the world, and forsook the light of day; the
lover Hew to his regiment in Calabria, in
the hope of being shot in the first rencontre
with the banditti. The intelligence of the
ceremony brought him back, and the pair
of paiileiils settled their quarrel at first sight
in the critical moment. From llic MS. oj'a
Open, ye gates of peace ! Rehold the bride !
In blushes come to pledge her virgin vow !
Oh ! not with mortal thoughts those cheek
Those splendid eyes not touched by mor
Hcr's are the thoughts that light the seraph's
When, spreading on the cloud his star
He gives the music of his soul to flow.
Upon the rich trumpet or the golden
Rising, like inccnsc-llame, before his glori
Stay, vestal, stay. Oh ! would theu court
Of hope deferred ? Then come, and court
Seekst thou the dreams that from the torn
Jake spectres from the tomb, all dim and
Wouldst thou life's long, slow, sickening
Inn then bear;.
Feel passion's restless, hopeless, burning
And flee for refuge only to despair ?
Come here; our gates of darkness open
(Anne, Convent, grasp thy prey come,
Sorrow, claim thy bride !
Come, Vestal, come to peace, to prayer and
Shrink from the dangers of a mortal love,
Turn from earth's llowery, but too lataf,
And fix thy treasures and thy heart above;
Gaze upwards; see the world's dim clouds
Hear the high anthems of the choirs of
See stooping on thy head tho silver Dove
See life, a sea before tho tempest driven,
And leave a weary world, forgiving and tin-
Stay, Vestal, stay. Fling down the hated
That form of love was never made for
Leave to the hypocrite the midnight wail.
Has nature built the convent, forged the
Has she forbade the io.se 's crimuii otaiu .'
May 21. Am. Ship Gloucester, Fastabrook,
from Rcstou, Nov. 10". 1G days
May 17. Fr. Ship Kuropa, Tahiti, Gambicr's
and V alparuiso.
In tho Kuropa, Mr. J Cross.
In the Gloucester, Mr. W. Hooper, Mr,
Colcord, wile, sister, and child, Mr. Goodale
and wife, Messrs. Sullivan, Anthon. and
hoardman. jWtxswiwrtcs. Rev. Messrs.
Parris, Rond, Dole, Rice, and wives.
Roxes Loaf Sugar,
5 Raskets Olive Oil,
"2 Roxes assorted Spices,
Lot Willow Raskets,
lv R. PITMAN & SON.
May '2, 1811. tf.
Lovers of Devotional Song arc respect
fully invited lo meet' at the Seamen's
Chapel, on Friday Evenings at 7 1-2 o'
clock, for exercises in Sacred Music.
Mav 22. 3vv
40 M. Koa Shingles.
4 " Vina Lumber.
'2 " Koa do.
Rv R. PITMAN et SON.
May 22, 1811. tf.
FRESH COHSF MBiLL
Ry the Ram i, or less quantity, con
stantly on hand and for sale ley
ll. it H. GRIMES.
Jan. 18. tf.
11 K M 0 V A L .
Dr. It. W. WOOD has removed
ltis resilience; to the Dwdlim House
in the same enclosure "with his Of
fice. Honolulu, Mar. 20, 1811. tf.
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