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arecbsely connected with those of the peo
ple have much increased. No one can visit
,ny of the islands at intervals of a year or
more and not be convinced of a steady and
progressive change for the better; the naked
arc now clothed, goods arc carried almost to
I the door of every hut, and any article of Ha
waiian industry which can be converted into
cash in this or any other country, received in
exchange. In all the various departments of
business, by their cheapness of living, and
advantages derived from nationality, they'
are enabled to compete successfully with the
whites. In the retail store trade, they
have already engaged, and with a success
which threatens in a few years to set aside
most foreign competition. They can buy
equally as cheap, and having no high rents
to pay, or great expenses of family, afford to
sell much cheaper.' In a few years it is to
be presumed that they will acquire sufficient
experience to conduct their establishments,
fully as well as are the petty stores in most
other countries, at least in the Pacific. In
the mechanical arts, they display creditable
fkill. As masons, the stone churches, and
dwelling houses lately erected, are monu
ments of their skill. As tailors, bookbinders.
rintersr carpenters, blacksmiths, shoema
kers, engravers, painters, etc. they are im
proving, and that notwithstanding much op
position, As sailors, lumpers, laborers, etc.
all know their value. As fanners, in the
raising of stock, manufacture of arrow-root,
sugar, kukui oil, silk, and other articles too
numerous to enumerate they are equally suc
cessful, and will soon produce an amount in
the aggregate sufficient to supply all their
foreign wants. Cotton, can 'be raised and
manufactured here as cheap as elsewhere.
This year the great influx of goods into the
dace, while it has prostrated the trade among
breigners, has been beneficial to the natives;
the numerous sales at auction have put large
amounts of troods into their hands, at low
l-irirfa wViiIa nil thpir mvn n rr! Mrtinno limm
commanded good terms. We do not state
bese facts to discourage others, but because
we believe them to be the case. We believe
hat this nation is slowly but surely ad van-
Icing in wealth and civilization, and that in a
reater ratio than the foreigners who reside
iere. We also believe it to be the policy of
us government to prevent an increase in
wealth and numbers in the foreign popula
tion beyond what they can safely control, not
Iy arbitrary enactments, but by a restrictive
olicy, such as they have the fullest right to
Iidopt, and we think their success thus far
lugurs greater for the future. The trades
land professions which -have been heretofore
lied only by foreigners, will meet a power
ful and in many cases a successful competi-
ion from Hawaiians. Every generous mind
1ill rejoice at their prosperity, though they
nay regret that its tide does not flow more
hsely to their own doors.
It is impossible to foretell the condition of
fc people, but if we may be permitted to judge
rom the past, and from present signs, we
hould say, that while this country affords
ow every motive for encouragement to its
I wn citizens, it offers but little for others,
o an Hawaiian mind its improvement will
Appear great and rapid; to a civilized mind
i' will present but little inducement for en-
irged enterprise and liberal action. Com"
Hition among foreign merchants has injured
e wholesale trade for yeais to come, and
ompetition with natives threatens to depress
ie retail business, or rather to a great cx
nt to cause it to change hands. An cn-
?htened foreigner, particularly an Ameri
an, needs an interest in the local institu
13 of the place, in the government and
wintry. If an honest ambition, or enter
ing zeal stirs within him, he must engage
tively in all the movements of the place;
ov with its irrmvtli. find make its fame his
Here it cannot so be, except Jith a
Nonary he lives apart from the people
there is no room for intellectual effort, or
high-minded patriotism. He is a stranger in
the land, with but two views before him: to
gather dollars, or destroy passing moments in
An examination of the scholars of the
French Catholic schools in Oahu, took place
this week, at the church in this town. Their
numbers, as we are informed, were about
100, and their exercises in the Catechism,
French Language, Arithmetic, Geography,
and the common rudiments of education, in
which thev manifested a rnsnectabln nrnirrrss.
: : -
We understand that there is orenarinrr bv
Ilcv. S. Dibble, for the press at Lahainalu
na, both in the Hawaiian and English Ian
guages, a book containing some very inter
esting traditions and mcles of the natives, of
very ancient date, by which it is clearly
proved that they formerly not only were ac
quainted with the Society, Marquesas and
Samoa groups, with the intermediate islands,
but actually made voyages thither in their
canoes. The names of Vavou, Savaii, Ta
hiti, (which last means any foreign country,
and is applicable to America, England and
others, as well as to the islands) occur many
times in their songs. Tahiti, though the
voyage thither seems to have been long in
terrupted, was the be't known, and proba
bly from its being the only foreign country,
the knowledge of which remained popular
among the common people to the time of their
discovery, they applied the term equally to
all other lands. They now uso Bolabola to
distinguish the island. The naturalists in
the Exploring Squadron on the islands of the
south, discovered both by analogies of names
and traditions, traces of communication which
must have formerly existed between the
great groups of the Pacific. The frequency
of small islands in the route, would aid them
on their way, and the general mildness of
the trades, render such a voyage not partic
ularly hazardous in a large canoe. Perhaps
the hardships of the cruise may have at length
caused them to be discontinued. A chief
from Tahiti arrived here, and settled, and
sent for his son. The name of the south
point of Kaaholawe, a phicc from which they
took their departure, means foreign road
The book will doubtless prove very interest
injr and be much sought after. The mis
sionaries by such researches, will certainly
be able to refute any charges of w ant of in
terest in preserving the literature of the na
tion, and also render a valuable service to
history in general. - We are glad that they
are now taking hold of these matters in
earnest. A few years longer and it would
be too late. In teaching the natives trades,
professions, interesting tbcin in agriculture,
and qualifying them to become useful and
industrious subjects, they are making great
and successful elicits. While the foreign
population have indrcctly promoted the civ
ilization and chiistianization of the people,
the missioneries have in an equal degree
benefitted trade aud commerce. In this
statement we refer to general principles ra
ther than individual instances. The Ameri
can mission should be cherished by their
countrymen 03 o great and powerful influ
ence exerted to promote a useful and honor
able commerce; one that will add to the
wealth of both countries'. Some may be
skeptical on this point, either from prejudice,
or from its influence having been so gradual
and unobtrusive, that they have not been led
to examine closely into the results, or have
scarcely noticed its progress. Hut such is
certainly the fact, as any one who looks into
the subject at all can clearly see. American
missionaries, wherever they go, are instru
mental not only in conferring spiritual good,
and diffusing the principles of the gospel, but
in exerting a vast temporal influence in favor
of their country. American interests are
greatly promoted by American missions.
Those of their countrymen who oppose them
from mere selfish motives, should look well
to this fact, and judge for themselves what
would be the result if their wishes were ac
complished, and missions destroyed. Their
individual wishes might have more license of
expression, but their country would sutler,
and another secure the benefits which they
had recklessly east away. We have not time
now to enter into the details to prove tliij
point, but will close with the following ex
tract from the " New World," to show that
we arc not singular in this opinion:
"As to Missionary enterprises, they
arc undertaken at the risk of the adven
turers, and should stand or fall by their
bun merits; but in this instance (Sand
wich Islands) they have promoted the in
terests of American commerce and arc en
couraged by those not interested in Reli
gion, from motives of policy. We infer!
this from the liberal subscriptions of the
corporation of London, the Government
of Ceylon and other public bodies, and
the 'appointment of missionaries to the
ollicc of Consul. Perhaps all these con
siderations may induce our Government
i to give sonic attention to our interests in
the Sandwich Islands.
10, Am Ship Zephyr,- Gardner, New
Bedford, 11 inna" 1700 sp.
1 1 , Am Barque Equator, Fisher, New
Bedford, il I m s 1000 sp.
Nov. 7, Slii; Lancaster, Swift, for the Uni
0, Barque Indian, Maughan, London,
" Ship Courier, Harding N. Bedford,
0, S!iip Mary Ann, Chase, Fair Ha
ven, jr the United States.
Am Si.-h Julia Ann, Leidsdorfl, foi
" Maw Seh Hawaii, Hilo.
1 t,Ship Zephyr, Gardner, to cruise.
13, Bulk Gipst y, Louden, to cruise.
In the Julia Ann, Mr A. B. Thompson,
and Mr J. Sinclair.
vV c v s c incuts.
The Sch. Kekauluohi has proved a total
loss. She was built of good materials and
The frame of the roof of the large stone
church has at last been raised to its place,
without any accident, and the building will
soon be in u condition to receive its connie-gation.
The Yorktown arrived and left Lahaina
last week. We are gratified to learn that
His Majesty was enabled on his passage, to
correct many wrong impressions in regard
to himself and his government which Capt
Aulick had received while at Honolulu.
Capt. A. visited the high school, and was
much pleased with its plan and designs, and
also left with favorable views towards the
chiefs and their policy. All difficulties were
We should feel much obliged to any one
who will furnish us with the Maui shipping
list for the season. Our correspondent from
that quarter has usually been very punctual
in his lists, but of late they have not reached
us, so we have been unable to present to our
mercantile readers the statistics of the port
Rooms to Let.
A Pauloii and Br.ri Room adjoining,
suitable for a Gentleman and Lady, or
single gentlemen. Apply to
B. PITMAN Jr.
Nov. 13, 1811. if.
Have just received, and offer for sale,
15,000 Spanish Cigars,
5,000 Nos. 4 & 5 Manila Cigars,
25 Doz. Elliott's London Porter and Ale,
25 " Port Wine.
100 Boxes No. 1 Soap.
200 Ohia Rafters,
40 J. Koa Shingles.
A story has been going the rounds that
the loss of the Sch. Kekauluohi was owinc
to the missionaries forbidding their coruMo
gations to go to her assistance on Sunday.
The fact is this. As soon as the nearest
missionaries heard of her getting ashore, they
proceeded immediately to, the place, and la
bored hard with their people to get her off,
and if they had been ably seconded she
would have probably been saved.
The Polynesian will he discontinued with
No. 26 of the present volnme, completing
the half year for which subscriptions have
been received. Those who have communi
cations or advertisements to insert, will
oblige us by forwarding them at an early
FORT OF HONOLULU.
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Bedford, r3G mos JoUO sp.
0, Br Barque Fawn, Dunn, London,
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8, Am Ship Abigail, Cox, New Bed
ford, '21 mos '200 sp.
Am Ship Courier, Harding, New
Bedford, 41 mos 1 100 sp.
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 Foiks, Ivory Han
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and Sail Needles, Mill, Pit, Cross-Cut,
Hand, Panned, Back and Key Hole Saws,
Wood Saws in frames, Steelyards, Patent
Balances, Collie Mills, Fry, and Sauco
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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 Eves, Gimblels, 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. &c. For sale by
L A D D & CO.
August 23, 1841.
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