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THE POLYNESIA N.
La among the other vessels, and all arc as j for a loader for the next day's paper. His
Cearc happy to learn, in good health and, labor is like that of Sisyphus, the moment
me "iiugo round stone" is rolled to the
top of the hill it "falls lumbering back
...I ' . 'II ' L. I. ..A I A
nriti. 1 "cy wm remain nere uui a snori
Luc, sutlicicnt only to discharge the native
teamen they took away from here, and to
,.Cruit their stores, and then proceed to Ma-
iila.and the East Indies. Their surveys on
ic N W. Coast of America, including the
oliitnbia, Frascr, and Sacrimento rivers.
lave been extensive and satisfactory. After
lie loss of the Peacock, the brig Thomas
IL . . t . xr . .- r a if
raJFcrkins oi icw lorn, api. arney, was
aiilWcliased for the service of the squadron,
e-Knd fitted up as a surveying vessel, with ac-
& joinmodations for 60 men. She is now call-l0-
id the Oregon, and is commanded by Lieut.
Carr, formerly of the Vincennes. Capt.
' a jTarncy comes passenger in her. The Phi-
tologist of the Squadron, H. Hale Esq. re
J Jiains during the winter on the Coast, to
,n' jjrosccutc his researches among the numcr
a jus Indian tribes in that quarter, and will
srocced to the United States the ensuing
ipring. The Squadron received every attcn-
on and kindness from the gentlemen of the
tii.lannV Uav Pmnnnnv. Thn Gnvornnr
S" - j 1 j '
ir George Simpson, and chief factor Dr.
I'Laughlin. may be expected here in the
turse of the winter.
Melancholy Accident and Death
Monday morning last, Wi. Henry Locke,
1 I i
jerged about four years, eldest child of Mr
Locke, missionary at Waialua, Oahu,
as perceived to be missing. A search was
aimetliately commenced, and atter an hour s
jme his body was found at the bottom of the
Jvcr, which runs directly past the front of
Vis parents house. As the river is deep
1 a 1 1 t .
n that place ana the oanK steep, it is sup-
sed that he wandered to that part of the
Wdcn, and losing his balance, fell into the
jvcr, where his body was found and home
b his afflicted parents. Every means for his
Ssuscitation was employed, but without suc
Daily Editorial. Not one out of a
Snnsnnrl of those whom vou even fhiv
i- j j
iWr pointing out the blunders and show-
g the deficiencies of a daily paper, has
In C tnn4 AAnnnntiin tliA Inlnnl tliA
' I nlnncn nrvl trrl !.. I. ..i.ll v. I...
let. and the constant energy of thought ; 1 "v" . u 8U
U -minn thnt nrn nomssnrv to rnn,l.t , wearisome never ending, round, and takes
f i v w ww m J ww u w
again." Tlicre is no end to his labors.
He falls to work, invita Minerva, perhaps,
and produces something which he thinks
is worthy of being a leaded article for the
paper, and when it comes out, his readers
pronounce it Iradtn matter, instead of de
serving to be leaded. So for his exertions
"to please" lie receives nothing but curs
es. Still there is no respite. lie must
go to work again. The next day's paper
must come out, and there must be at all
events a goodly quantity of editorial; and
it must be furnished forthwith, or the pa
per will not be issued in time for the
mails. If he docs not suit his readers one
day, why he must try again; "better luck
next time," as Jacob Faithful says. He
exerts all his faculties "to please." His
pen comes nearer to perpetual motion
than any thing which has been discover
ed yet, for it is never suffered to lie still.
His readers expect that he will know
every thing in the world, and more too,
and that he will communicate all his
knowledge, every day, to the whole world
and more too. If he blunders in any one
particular which some one knows or
thinks he knows more of than the editor
aforesaid, he is compensated with more
kicks than coppers, and finds he is accus
ed of telling more "fibs" than he receives
He thus goes his wearisome rounds;
sometimes he happens to write an article
which suits all parties, and how flattered
he feels when he receives the compli
ments of his readers, that his paper of
this day was very spicy and spirited, with
what zest be goes to work next day,
hoping to get a "reward of merit" for
another spirited and lively paper.
Were it not for these occasional wind
falls, an editor would be entirely discour
aged. But we believe there is no more
thankless office than that of editing a daily
paper. The editor is almost sure of tread
ing upon somebody's corns at almost
every step, and is equally sure never to
please every body, and some times to
N daily paper. Exchange paper.
There is a vast deal of truth in the
pove paragraph. Let a man sit down
write an editorial article for a paper,
tu hp. is n boost sure to strike some one
Ver the knuckles. It is next to impos-
Ible to please every one. Some ideas !
Inch suit one will be gall and wormwood
) another. We write a long elaborate
fticle which we think will give us an
hiusual eclat among our most valued
(fiends, but somehow or other there is a
fip of the pen which hits somebody on
liepe nose, and makes him restive. He
fiinks such and such expressions apply
I I.I I I I A A I. ...
mm, aitnougn wc nau noi uie most
tant thought of the gentleman referred
till he told us of it. A man comes in,
full of fire and fury, wrath and cab-
hge, complains that we are too personal,
pat we mean to assail Iiun in the most
indent manner : and at the same time.
he If 7 probably, this very individual is so
Ligmficant that not one in a thousand
fould think of him even if the article
X re pointed at him. Some people put
J coats which fit exceedingly well, al
lough they were made for other people.
.nrments are oiten misins ior mo persons
V whom they were intended, but yet fit
a glove upon other men's backs for
iboin they were not made.
But the difficulties and botherations
'which an editor of a daily paper is
Injected, cannot be known but to those
es,l i'lo have been through the mill. V e
C.j Vc had no little experience in thejnat-
ox.l r- Io sooner is a paper gone to press
fin the everlasting and never-to-be-lired
ib I por must cast about hiiu for' something
his chance of success in his endeavors
to please,' and he who succeeds in pleas
ing the most persons, or perhaps displeas
ing the fewest, is the luckiest man. We
are generally pretty good natured, and
mean to suit our customers as far as we
are capable. Those who know the troub
les and difficulties of an editoral life, will,
ef course, excuse venial faults, and will,
we trust, give us credit for doing the best
we can. Boston Transcript.
The above is quite as applicable to a
weekly in the Sandwich Islands, as to a dai
ly in the U. S. The way we get news here
would puzzle nil cnterers for the public, maw,
elsewhere. At times it comes in torrents,
quite enough to overwhelm our little page,
and all must be condensed, pared, and fitted
to the diminutive container, in which it is
again to make its appearance. Perhaps
when all this has been completed, and put to
press, another budget makes its appearance,
contradicting all the former. And thus we
labor on, sometimes right, sometimes wrong,
pleasing and displeasing one says, you are
too missionary , another, give us more mis
sionary intelligence one likes stories, an
other complains that the paper is too light
and fanciful one wishes Sandwich Islands
news and politics to occupy the greatest
space, another wishes for nothing but for
eign news the editor desires cornmunica
tions, readers inquire why don't he attack
this subject, defend that, and soon ad infini
tum. If any one would like to verify the
experience, we would willingly resign our
stool to him, for one week at least, and if he
does not look hereafter with a more lenient
eye upon our labors, he has but little of the
milk of human kindness in him.
However, upon looking back upon the
many words which have dropped from our
pen, since we commenced scribbling for the
public eye, we feel that wc have at least
been instrumental in perfecting our readers
in patience, and it would be strange if they
did not scold a bit. Copy, copy, has ever
been our cry. Happy for your own sakes,
would it have been had you hearkened unto
our voice. Your own sins instead of ours
would then have been visited upon your
heads. )ut comfort ye, comfort ye ! the
strokes of our quill are numbered ! light is
the ink bottle our ideas waxed low paid
have our subscribcis paid is our printer
the Polynesian draweth to an end.
The Annual Kxniniuation of the Scholars
of the OAHU CHARITY SCHOOL will
take place on Wednesday, the 1st day of
December, at 10 o'clock, A. INI.
Friends and Patrons of this Institution are
particularly invited to attend.
Honolulu, Nov. 1(5, in II.
PORT OP HONOLULU.
iNov I I, Sell Paalua, Lahaina
" Am ship India, .clet, New Bed
ford, 10 mos 500 sp 1700 wh.
o, Am barque Nye, Smith, New I5cd-
' ford, L2, mos 4-jO sp.
1G, Am barque North America, Rich
17, U S Ship Vincennes, Capt Wilkes,
A days from Monterey.
US Rrig Porpoise, C. Ringgold,
Commander, from Monterey.
U S Sch Flying Fish, S. Knox.
Commander, from Monterey.
U S IJiiir Oregon. O. Cnrr. Cam.
mander, from Monterey.
Nov 14, Am ship William St Eliza, Rogers,
New Bedford, to cruise.
" Fr ship John Cockeiill, Walch,
17, Am birque North America, Rich
ards, to cruise.
18, Am ship India, Gelet, to cruise.
J!, Sch Paalua, Lahaina.
In the J. Cockerill, for Tahiti, Capt Ste
vens and Lady. In the Paalua, Her High
ness Kekauluobi, and P. A Rrinsmade Esq.
JOHN G. 31 U X X
Would inform his friends and the public
that he has taken the Stone Store lately
erected by II. Paly & Co. (near the Cath
olic Church) where he oilers for sale an
assortment of Uoods suitable for this mar
ket, consisting in part of the following :
Light Shawls, Silk, Pongee, Linen and
Cott'-u Hdkfs. Blue Nankins, Printed Fancy
Aprons, Illue Cottons, Fight, Striped, Mar
seilles and Cluck Silk Vests, Linen Drill,
Nankin, and Duck Pants; Uoats Hair Cam
blet Cloaks, Cambleteens, firos de Naples,
Grass Cloth and Brown Linen Coats and
Jackets, Check Cravats, Table Cloths, Irish
Linen, Mousline de Laine, White Linen and
Cotton Thread, Black and White Stay La
cing Prints and Stripes. Webb Rraccs, Fan
cy Shirts, Red Flannel do. Monkey Jackets,
Beaver, Imitation do. Brush, Plain Drab,
Willow and Sinnit Hats; Navy Cloth, Flat
Top, Leather, and Fancy Children Caps.
Steelyards, Spring Balances, do. with Scales,
Spoke Shaves, Cut Tacks, Shingling Hatch
ets, Table and Basting Spoons, Brittannia
Ladles, Coik Screws Files, Shoe Knives,
Knives and Forks, Butcher's Steels, Slates,
and a variety of other articles too numerous
to particularize. CROCKERY k GLASS
Honolulu, Nov. '20, 1811. tf
The Brig JOSEPH PEA-
Ov jsuui. John uominis, master.
-fervfc will s;til lor the above port soont
provided a sullicient number of passen
gers can be engaged. Applv to
PEIRCE & BREWER.
Nov. "20, IS 11.
Oiler for sale on reasonable terms, the
cargoes of the ship Win. Gray from Bos
ton, and Joseph Peabody from China, con
sisting of a large assortment of American,
English and China Goods,
Wa.ntk.I) Bills of Exchange on Eng
land or the United States.
Honolulu, Nov. 20, 1811.
Proposals, scaled and
endorsed, will be re
ceived at the American
Consulate until Monday
next at twelve o'clock,
M. lor United States
on the United States &
London, at thirty days
K. II. WALDRON, Purser
U. S. Expl. Expedition.
U. S. Ship Vincennes,
Nov. 17, 1811.
Rooms to Let.
A Paklor and Bed Room adjoining,
suitable for a Gentleman and Lady, or
single gentlemen. Apply to
B. PITMAN Jr.
Nov. 13, 1811. tf.
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,
10 Jf. Koa Shingles.
HAH I) WARE.
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, Scwin
and Sail Needles, Mill, Pit, Cross-Cut
Hand, Panncl, Back and Key Hole Saws,
Wood Saws in frames, Steelyards, Patent
Balances, Coffee Mills, Fry, and Sauco
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 Pot
Tinned Tea Kettles, Copper Pumps,
otrtjug, wrus uimi iuck, uuna ana bash
Fastenings, Slc. &c. For ale by
L ADD & CO.
August 2, isu.