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seldom present, the magistrates do not
scruple to use the sword of the blind God
dess with indiscriminating zeal. On the
morning of our first arrival, a Californian
killed his wife in a fit of drunken rage,
and before sundown was himself shot
without judge or jury. Another American
was taken prisoner this day for having
made some remarks not very complimen
tary to the government, which being over
heard by some of the spies, the poor fel
low was presented with a pair of bracelets
and sent on to Santa Barbara to join tle
prison Barque, which had sailed for that
port. This is a government under which
I should not desire to live. I much pre
fer the sway of His Hawaiian Majesty Ka-
mchamcha III, to the fickle and unjust
lomimon of the ' powers that be in
Honolulu, Saturday, Nov. 6, 1811.
About 9 o'clock on Wednesday night last,
the ship Gloucester, Capt. Easterbrook, ly
ing in the harbor ready for sea, was discov
ered to be on fire. The alarm was immc-
liately given, and the fire was found to arise
from a lot of pulu, (a moss for beds) stowed
immediately under the main hatch. It soon
olsprcad, and threatened to involve the whole
fehip und cargo in destruction, but after
leBtwclve hours severe labor, and owing to the
skill and cool conduct of the compandor,
ably seconded by the other captains and of
ficers then in port, as well as by the rcsi-
t-ldents from shore, it was subdued, without
Inny material damage to the vessel. Some
imbers were destroyed, and the deck much
njured. The hulk of the cargo, consisting
nf sujrur. molasses and tea was stowed in the
Bower hold and escaped damage. The va
k i . ,i i j
p.r pourea lino me snip ociween aeons, irom
he fire engines, occasioned some damage in
hat quarter, but the total amount is not
Known, now the nre originated is not as
et known, but the accident will detain the
nhip for some time.
Scalded to death. It is our painfnl du
ly to record a horrible sight which we wit-
esscd to-day, and which we were too late
toD" prevent. In the last agonies of death lay
-fly kicking about in hot coffee.
.vise some niemoa uv wnicn ineir uam
JtiM be made to tan their skins.
There are 2,000,000 dogs in the United
Mates, supported at an annual expense of
10,000,000. Here there are about two to
ach inhabitant, and fast increasing. The
xpense of keeping tlvem is almost equal to
ie support of as many Hawaiian human be
i au'gs. We wish some ingenious person would
Brow Up No. 2. Some time since we
olded away for the sake of those who have
leen in the habit of receiving boxes from
Dome, containing a miscellaneous assortment
if muslins and plum cake, ribbands aud jel
lsand hinted that if the dry goods were
pt in a separate case from the sticky, the
Ivor of the gift would be much enhanced.
addition we now for the benefit of all
ihom it may concern, make our solemn pro
fit against Idlers being stowed away in said
pxes, because said boxes are apt to be
owed away in the hold, and said hold not
pened quite s soon as the impatience of
k owner of said boxes may desire. Once
all we say that the letter bag is the
Jce proper for all correspondence. Folks
Mhis way are as patient waiters as those
f any other island 20,000 miles from their
f'nes, but they do not think that letters im-
pe by being holden fast a week or more
e' a six months voyage.
The Hawaiian Pickwick Club cave a sup-
Mist week to several of the gentlemen
about taking their leave of the Islands. Six
teen sat down to the table, and passed the
evening in a most delightful manner, though
mingled with regret at the soon expected de
parture of so many friends, who then sur
rounded the social board. The sentiments
and speeches, which were many, were such
as did credit to all parties, and it is but faint
praise to say that the guests left highly grat
ified with the quiet and gentlemanly manner
in which the entertainment was conducted,
and fully satisfied that in such hands the hos
pitality of Oahu will acquire additional lus
His Hawaiian Majesty aud suite took
passage in the Vorktown, for Maui.
S I) L E C T E 1) .
MUUAT AND THE COSSACKS. The XoVO-
Tcherkask, a Russian journal, mentions the
following historical fact : There has been
found amongst the property of Colonel
Tchcrnozoubof, lately deceased, a gold re
peating watch, on the case ot winch are
engraved the words, "Joachim Murat, Cap
tain of Cavulry." A seal attached to the
watch beats the inscription "Klcanora to
Joachim Forgot me not." Tchernozoubor,
in 18 r!, when a simple Cossack, received
this watch from the King of Naples himself,
on the eve of the battle of Borodino, on the
following occasion : JMurat, at the head of
some squadrons of cavalry was diiving be
lore him a cloud ot Cossacks on the road
to Mojaisk. Carried away by his impetu
osity, lie found himselt near a group within
hull pistol shot. The C ssacks were about
to tire at him, when Tchernozoubof, who
had recognised him, exclaimed "Present
arms! Hurrah ! long live the King of the
brave !" The Cossacks, astonished, obeyed
the command. The King of Naples gallop
ed up, and handed his watch to Tchcrnozo
ubof. The Mctinan PlatolT having been
informed of this fact, conierred the rank of
officer on the soldier, and created him his
aide-de-camp. The present Hitman lass.jf
wished to purchase this watch, in order to
present it to the heir of the imperial throne,
and offered 20,000 rubles for it; but nothing
could persuade Tchernozoubof's family to
pait with the glorious relic.
Thistles, though noxious things in them
selves, are usually signs of an excellent
ground whereon they grow; so bashfulness,
ttiough it be a weakness and betrayer of the
mind, is yet generally an argument oi a
soul ingenuously and virtuously inclined.
Sir Walter Scott and the King of
Saxony. When the present Sir Walter was
abroad, he was introduced to the King of
Saxony, who, after silently gazing on the
Major, who is very tall, broke silence thus
"Well, Major Scott, of all your father's
works which I have seen, you are the larg
est quite a folio, Major!"
Roman Antiquity. There has been
found on the beach near Sidmouth a bron7e
group of a Centaur, Achilles, aud a panther,
supposed to be the top of a Roman standard
belonging to the second legion, under Ca
rausius, about a. d. 294. It is about eight
inches in height.
A. Physician's Apology. A medical
practitioner, not quite so celebrated as
Galen, undertook to cure a person of deaf
ness, with which he wassadly afllicted. One
lotion after another had been prescribed, but
still the patient was shut out from hearing
from his fellow man. I've just come ance
mair to ye, doctor," said his wife, "to see
if ye can gi'e John something better, for the
last hotile ye gave him, did him nae gude
ava." 4T)ear me," said the Doctor, "did
it not ? I'm surprised ot that; but it matters
little, for there's naething gaun woith the
hearing, just now."
Awkwardness of Genius. Beethoven
was most awkward and helpless, and his ev
ery movement completely void of grace. He
seldom had his hand upon anything without
breaking it; thus he several times emptied
the contents of the inkstand into the neigh
boring piano. No one piece of furniture was
safe with him, and least of all a costly one;
how he managed to learn the art of shaving
himself still remains a riddle, leaving the
frequent cuts, visible in his face quite out of
the question. He never could learn to
dance in time. Moscheles' Life of Beethoven.
Anecdote of Francis I, of France.
Francis was one winter night warming
himself over the embers of a w ood fire, and
talking with his first minister of sundiy tilings
for the good of the state, It would not be
amiss," said the king, stirring up the embers
with the cane, "if the good uudeotanding !
betwixt ourselves and itzeiland was a lit
tle strengthened." "'1 here is no end, Sire,"
replied the minister, ' in giving money to
these people; they would swallow up the
treasury of France" " Pooh, pooh," answer
ed the king; " there are more ways, Mods.
Ie Premier, of bribing states, besides that of
giving money. I'll pay Switzerland the hon
our of standing gorfjullur to my next child."
"Your Majesty," said the minister, in so
doing, would have all the grammarians in
Europe upon your back; Switzerland, as a
republic, being a female, can on no con
struction be god(ije" "She may he god
Mother," replied Francis, hastily; "so an
nounce my intention by a courier to morrow
morning." "1 am astonished," said Francis
the First (that day fortnight,) speaking to
his minister as he entered the clot t, "that
we have had no answer from Switzerland."
"Site, I wait upon you this moment," said
Mons Ie Piemier, "to lay before you my
despatches upon that business." "They
take it kindly r" said the king. "They do,
Sire," replied the minister, "and have the
highest sense of the honour your Majesty
has dne them; but the republic, us godmo
ther, claims her right of naming the child."
In all reason quoth the king; "she will
christen him Francis, or Henry, or Louis, I
i . 1 1 t it !
or some name that win ne agreeable to 113.
"Your majesty is deceived," replied the
minister. "1 have this hour received a di
spatch from our resident, with the determina
tion of the republic on that point also."
"And what name has the republic fixed upon
for the dauphin'." "Wtadrach, Mtscch, A
bednesro" replied the minister. " Uy St.
Peter's girdle, I will have nothing to do with
the Swiss," cried Francis the First, pulling
up his breeches, and walking hastily across
the lloor. "Your majesty," replied the
minister, calmly, " cannot bring yourself
oil'." Well, pay them in money," said the
king. " Sire, there are not sixty thousand
crowns in the treasury," answered the min
ister. ' I'll pawn the best jewel in my
crown," quoth Francis the First. ' Your
majesty's honour stands pawned already!"
"Then, Mons. Ie Premier," said the king,
"by we'll go to war with 'em."
The Paris Telegraphs. There are in
Paris five telegraphs, viz. the central tele
graph, in the Hue de 1'tTniversite, which is
about to be transferred to the Ministry of
the Interior; the telegraph at the Ministry of
Marine, which corresponds with the line of
Brest; the telegraph on the church of St.
Kustache, for the line of Lille; and the two
upon the towers of St. Sulpice, one of w hich
(the north) corresponds with the line of
Strashurg, and the other (the south) with
Lyons and Italy. At the central station ac
counts ore received from Calais in three
minutes, by a line of twenty-seven tele
graphs; from I.ille in two minutes, by twenty-two
telegraphs; from Strashurg in six
minutes, by forty-six telegraphs; from I yons
in eight minutes, by fifty telegraphs; and
from Hrest in eight minutes, by eighty telegraphs.
St. Ambrose says, idleness is the devil's
pillow; wherefore many good Christians,
who think he deserves none, take it away
from him and put it under their own heads.'
A t c v s e, ya e s .
FRESH COROT EAL.
By the Barrel, or less quantity, con
stantly on hand and for sale by
F. &. II. GRIMES.
Jan. 18. tf.
Brass Kettles. Files, Hatchets, Adzes,
Axes, Ship and Broad Axes, German Sil
ver, Brittanna and Iron Tea and Tablo
Spoons. Soup Ladles, Cork Screws, Pen
and Pocket Knives, Razors, Scissors,
Shears, Knives and Folks, Ivory Han
dled ditto, in setts of 51 pieces, Sewing
and Sail Needles, Mill, Pit, Cross-Cut,
Hand, Pannel, Back and Key Hole Saws,
Wood Saws in frames, Steelyards, Patent
Balances, Collec Mills, Fry, and Sauce
Pans, Elastic Slates, Toilette, Satira and
Fancy Looking Glasses, Thermometers,
Silver and German Silver Pencil Cases,
Trowels, Ship Scrapers, Chest, Draw and
Door Locks, Paint, Floor, and Whitewash
Brushes, Hooks and Eyes, Gimblcts, Bitts
and Braces, Patent and Common Augurs,
Paste Blacking, Shaving Soap, Glue Pots,
Tinned Tea Kettles, Copper Pumps,
Shovels, Spades, Bench Planes, Plows
and Moulding Tools, Butts, Hinges,
Screws, Brads and Tacks, Blind and Sash
Fastenings, &c. etc. For sale by
LADD & CO.
August 28, 1841.
Have just received by the Wm. Gray, a
select assortment of Hard Ware, com
prising Brass and Iron Padlocks, best Patent do.,
Chest, Cupboard, Drawer, Closet, and
Kim Locks, Rim Latches, Mortice do.,
Best Strapp'd Nail Hammers, common
do. do., Hand Fry Pans, Hanging do. do.
Brick and Plastering Trowels, Brass
trunk Nails, Turned Steel Pointed Marlin
Spikes, caulking Irons, Marking Irons,
handcuffs, Mane Combs, (a new article)
Cast Steel Rivelting Hammers, Patent
Coach Wrenches, Carpenter's Pincers,
Brad Awls, 1 Best Patent Malt Mill.
Oct. 21st, 1841.
All letters, packages, etc. for the sub
scriber, exchanges, communications, or
orders for the Polynesian, the public are
requested to leave at the store of Mak
shall & Johnson.
Oct. 30. tf J. J. JARVES.
Hip II uhra ! " Hip, hip, hurra!" origin
inated in the crusades, it being a corruption
of II. E. P. the initials of U'vrosohjma est
padita," (Jerusalem is lost,) the m tto on
the banner of Peter the Hermit, whose fol
lowers hunted the Jews down with the cry of
" Hip, hip, hurra!"
PORT OF HONOLULU.
Nov I, U. S. Ship Yorktown, Capt. Aulick,
for Maui and California.
3, Haw. Sch. Paalua, Lahaina.
4, Ship Cortes, Gardner, New Bedford.
" Ship Morea, Snow, Manila.
" Brig Maryland, Peirce, Monterey.
American & Foreign Agency,
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October 30, 1841.
Volume I, of the Polynesian in
neat binding, can be had at the
store of MARSHALL &, JOHN
SON. Price $5.
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this office. Oct. 16.