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THE POLYNESIA N
evening, and passed a delightful
ixri on rm crtA in rromra ttrKw.K I.
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amused their early years, when amid
is and in the homes of their native
je Don Quixote brings the distressing
gence of the death of Mr II. Puty, of
Vm of H. Puty & Co. of this town. Mr
(Vas an active and enterprising nier-
and his loss will be much felt in our
community. His disease was the
fever, and he died a few days before
on Quixote arrived at Tahiti.
Jer the bark left Valparaiso, the Small
proke out on board, and five- Hawaiian
jn soon fell victims to it. On her arri
i Tahiti, she was put in quarantine, and
nmunication allowed with the shore for
lys. She brings from that place a clean
jf political news we have no later dates
Jby the Gloucester.
Queen was absent from Tahiti, and
government in much disorder. We have
j of riots on shore, in which Mr Black
y the American Consul, was injured by
i natives, and in consequence thereof, had
Itid down his flag. The particulars of
3 "iiflYay we have not yet learned.
Thirty ships were in Matavai harbor at
j time. Two extensive hotels were beinr
for the accommodation of the numerous
'pinasters that now make that island their
The U. S. Ships Yorktown, Dale, and
7Jnt were all said to be destined for these
ids and the southern groups during the
iant year. The Dale, via Marquesas for
jna the U. S. Ship Relief was at Valpa
.30. The " S'tar spangled banner " will
j be displayed in ports where it has long
in needed, and as far as we can judge from
J destination of these ships, American cit
:3i and interests will receive that counten
:5 and protection which their numbers
A enterprise in these seas have Ions de-
Ka Nonanona The Ant is the title
' a little paper printed in Hawaiian,
jt as big as " a piece of chalk " which
J!a its first appearance on Tuesday of
!Week. It is published semi-monthly,
Z$e Mission Press of this town,, for the
of 12 cents per annum, and is edit
6y Rev. R. Armstrong. It is devoted
taorals, religion, current news of the
7, and such miscellaneous matter as-will
;ne acceptable to its readers. We
:;ald judge from the present number,
it'it will prove a useful journal for those
7 whom it is intended.
?ihf. at IIn.o, Hawaii. On the even
j,of Sunday, the 2 ;th ult. between (i
:1 7 o'clock, some evil disposed person
7 fire to the north part of Mr Castle's
ar house, which was destroyed with
3 , workshop adjoining. Two tons of
"r, twelve barrels of molasses, a part
'Sis tools, team gear, and four thousand
I of lumber were totally destroyed.
estimated at from $1200 to 1500.
"Jading Article. We remember hear
(Lord Lyndhurst slate at a public din-
that it was only those who had tried to
e leading articles who knew the difii
jy of producing any that would be
Lord Lyndhurst, like almost every
ir prominent public man, has doubt-
! adventured in this field ; and if his
t talents stumbled in the path, who
i travel it without sometimes hailing?
, according to the general opinion,
bing is easier than to strike off, curmite
mo, a newspaper article or a political
v. Those who think this, havejfcither
f:r tried it,, or have been blindly par
to their own bantlings. Every one
remembers the story of that American gen
tleman who conceived the idea that, in
his then present circumstances, the nlan
of becoming a popular preacher was the
best that he could adopt. Tew careers
are more inviting, and our friend from the
far west built himself a log conventicle,
and reared in the middle of it a very lofty
and respectable pulpit. The day of open
ing arrived and his new building was
crowded. Nothing could be more suc
cessful. He climbed his pulpit, and then,
lor the first tune, it suggested itself to him
that it was possible for a man not to be
quite ait fail at an extemporaneous ser
mon. He kept his congregation m anx
ious suspense for many a long minute.
He cleared his throat, and got three times
to the middle of an opening sentence ;
but finding that the enterprise was des
perate, he at last addressed his astonished
auditors thus: u If any one of you down
there thinks it's the easiest thing in the
world to preach, let him just come up
here and try." So say we as to the less
grave task of political instruction. But
the newspaper writer is even worse otV
than this gentlemen was, for he had a
multitude of texts open to him ; and the
vices of mankind atl'orded him an infinite
variety of subjects for instructive exhorta
tion. He was not compelled to be new,
or smart, or eloquent ; he was not obliged
to interest and to excite. His auditors
were before him, and they were bound to
listen. Not so the unhappy purveyor to
the public appetite for political pabulum.
He must be ever smart, witty, pungent,
argumentative, interesting, and, alas ! his
subjects also must be ever new. If any
one thinks this easy, let him see the list
less contempt with which papers are just
now taken up, glanced at for a moment,
and thrown down upon the table. If any
one thinks it a common capacity, let him
look at the dullness of some papers, even
when topics are frequent, and let him
mark the uninteresting dreariness of even
the best of our journals, at this dull peri
od of the year. London Atlas.
Alas! our own experience sadly echoes the
above sentiments. They are true, not only
to a T, but through the whole alphabet, from
A to Z, &.C. inclusive, whatever may be the
form, position, spelling or reading of any and
all words or sentences that we have been in
the habit of coining at that mint.
PORT OP HOIYOX.UZ.U.
July 3. Br. Brig Clementine, Rhodes, Ililo.
On her passage to Hawaii, J. Dar
by, First Oliicer of the brig, was
knocked overboard and drowned.
7. Am. Bark Don (Quixote, l'uly, from
Valparaiso, via Tahiti.
6. Ir Rrig Clementine, Rhodes,
In the Don Quixote, Mr Lyons, Mr Der
rick, Mr and Mrs Cooper and child.
In the Clementine, tor Kauai, W. Hoop
er, lady and son.
A v c v 1 V s e e wis.
(.Mustard. Honey. Tobacco. Cigars. Pipes,
i Snuff. Soap. Sallad Oil. Olives. Lem
,n Syrup Porter. Pale Ale. Stoughton's
Elixir. v ints, N.n.
Roots and Shoes. Writing Ink. Shoe
Blacking. Arrow Root. Epsom Salts.
Rench I'lanes. Riace and Ritts. Chisels.
Fish Hooks. Combs Sauce and Fry Pans.
Iron Squares. Screws. Nails. Axe Han
dles. Axes. Adzes. Hatchets. Writing
Paper. Blank Books. Quills. Corks, &.c.
Cencrallv on hand a joo assortment of
Crockery, Class, and Tin Ware. ,
Honolulu, Dec. o, llUO. tf.
Some kind friend sent us four peaches
this week, a fruit much to our taste in any
part of the world. Speaking of fruit re
minds us of Strawberries, of which none
more delicious are raised in any country,
than grow in the valley of Nuuanu. They
require little care, bear fruit for several
months in the year, and well repay the
(trouble of planting them. rI hat most lus
cious of all fruit, the Chirimoya has made
! its appearance here, ami from present
!siMis, we do not see whv these islands will
not soon abound in the various fruits and
vegetables common to the more favored
Some one has sent us the Di 1. a peri
odical published at Cambridge, Mass. the
organ of transcendentalism. We have
endeavored to read it, but must confess
that our residence in this heathen land
has so blunted our perceptions, that no
light dawns upon us from its "Orphic
Sayings, ' of which the more we read
the more we are mystified. As we are
very far from wishing to condemn, what
is beyond our limited understanding, we
will lend them ft any one who can enlight
en us as to their hidden meaning, or who
is fond of searching for gems of thought,
amid the rubbish of matter, or muddy cur
rent of words,
MARSHALL & JOHNSON
Have for Sale
Drown Linen. Super Webb Braces. Su
per India Uubber Braces Cotton Bandan
na lidkls. Large Cotton Flag lidkls. Im
itation Pongee Hdkfs Colored Cotton Half
Hose. White Cotton Half Hose, imita
tion Linen Cambiic Hukis. Super Linen
Cambric Hdkfs. Large Choppas. White
and Brown Linen Thread. Russia Sheet
ing. Ravens Duck. White Liaeu Drills.
French Linen. Mourning Lawns. Black
Bombazine. Colored Bombazine. Russia
Diaper. Check Muslin. Jaconet Muslin.
heck Cambric. Stripe Cambric. V lute
Cambric. Super White Linen. Birds Lye
Daper. Linen Damask. Printed Linen
Drills. Stripe Linen Drills. Assorted Sew
ing Silk. Stay Lacings. Pearl Shirt But
tons. White Suspender inittons. 1'ea
Jacket Buttons. Figured Vest Buttons.
Figured Coat Buttons. Black Silk Cravats.
Patent Pins. Crash. Mous. de Laine.
Vestiims. Pantaloon Check. Summer Cloth.
Plaid Crape de Lyons. Fine Ermmct.
Broadcloth, Black. Satin Stripe Chally.
Ladies' Gloves. Ladies Scarfs. Pressed
Crapes. Swiss Figured Muslin. French
Muslins. Saleratus. Dried Apples. Sar
dines. Nutmegs. Allspice. Claret Wine.
Champagne Wine. Madeira Wine. Malm
sey Wine, extra. Sicily Madeira Wine.
Old Port Wine. Sherry Wine. Window
Glass. Paste Blacking. Pipes. Half
Spanish Cigars. Best Spanish Cigars.
Uaisins. Salad Oil. Cassia. Soap. Cham,
pagne Cider. D. B. Stout. Ale. IV ails.
Gaiter Boots. Gentlemen's Calf Boots.
Cambleteens. Farina Cologne. Fine Ivo
ry Combs. Tooth Brushes An assoitinen
of Stationery. Ladies' Kid Shoes. Ladies'
Kid Slippeis. Ladies' Bronze Slippers.
Best Cavendish J obacco. Short I wist lo
bacco. Fine Cut Tobacco. Long Twist
Patent Match Boxes and Wax Tapers.
A select assortment of Cut and Pressed
Glass Ware, consisting of Decanters, Wiim
Glasses, Cake. Dishes, Lamps, Tumblers,
Door Knobs, Salts, etc.
Also a good assortment of Hard Ware.
Honolulu, .May 27, eA
E. II. BOARDMAN,
Watch isiak vi' and Jeweller.
Having recently established himself at
lonolulti, will give his faithful attention
to any business in his profession that may
e committed to him. He will be con
stantly supplied with
of the best quality, and a choice assort
ment of JLWLLltV.
Honolulu, June li2, 1811. tf.
Pitman & Son,
Have for sale on reasonable terms, viz.,
Knglish and American Prints. Ginghams.
Printed Muslins. White, Brown and Blue
Cotton Drill. White and Broun Linen
Drill. Bleached and Unbleached Cottons.
Cambric, plane and Figured. Swiss Mus
lin. Lace Kdgings. Insertinus. Fancy
Gauze Hdkfs. and Scarls White Veils.
Garniture. Silk. Satin. Velvet and Belt
Ribbons. Wound Wire. Furniture Chints.
Hamilton Stripes. Bonnet W reaths and
Flowers. Ladies and Gentlemen's Hosiery.
Gloves. Satin Neck Stocks Nankeens.
Pongee Colored Hdkjs. Grass Cloth. Cot
ton Hdkfs. Needles. Pins. Spool Cot
ton. Thread. Buttons. Suspenders. Ready
Made Clothing. Wickyarn, kc, cc.
Molasses. Sugar. Lamp Oil. Tea
Flour. Meal. Dried Apples. Raisins.
namon. Cloves. Ginger.
Mace. Allspice. Cin-
5000 Feet Am. Pine Boards.
1000 California Pine Timber.
5000 Cakes California Soap.
i.'0'JO Pounds Tahiti Sugar.
4500 Damaged Hides and Pieces.
25 Reams Wrapping Paper.
For Sale by
HENRV PATY & CO.
June ICth, 1841.
2 Boxes Loaf Suuar,
5 Baskets Olive Oil,
2 Boxes assorted Spices,.
Lot Willow Baskets,
by B. PITMAN & SON.
May 22, 1841. tf.
The premises in Honolulu now
owned and occupied by Capt
John Dominis. This desirable
property is centrally and pleasantly situa
ted has an entrance from two diflerent
streets a small garden, under good cul
tivation good buildings, &c, and 90
years' unexpired lease of the land. Will
bo sold at a low priee, and on u long
credit if applied for soon.
For further particulars apply to
PEIRCK & BREWER.
Dec. 2U, 1810. tf
Now Landed from Ship Gloucester
AND FOK SALE nV
LABIS & CO.
2 cases Colored Cambrics.
1 V Printed Jeans.
Check (i irighnins.
Silk Foe la t Hdkfs.
Black Silk lldkis.
Sinuet and Duck Hats.
Assorted Fancy floods, consist
ing in part of Plain and Figured
Muslins; Table Cloths; Irish Lin
en; Thread Kdgings and Insert
ing; Bobbinct Lace; Pic IS'io
and Mohair Shawls; Scarfs nnd
Cloves; Ladies' Embroidered Silk
and Cotton Hose, etc. etc.
Shell and Horn Combt and nu
merous other article.
Honolulu, May '21, 1841. tf.