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Apkii., AH r-: i 1: l;. Ml 11 'iff J - Fh 1 Hammee of the soundness of his reasoning, and that it was not at nil probable the great enemy of mankind would appear personally among thorn even if he was a cannibal, and an immediate search was resolved upon. The whole force of the tribe was mustered, and arms laid by as of no farther use since the Prince of Peace came amongst them, were again brought out, and made ready fur the conflict, which none doubted must follow the discovery of their enemy, slill by most believed to be none other than Satan or his myrmidons. For many days the search was fruitless, and the young chief whose wife had been the last victim, had quite despaired of ever solving the mystery of her disap pearance or being revenged upon the instru ment of her abduction. A council of the tribe wa9 called, and among them appeared the missionary; many arguments pro and con were used as to the character of their enemy, and the utility of farther search, when it was finally resolved to prosecute it no faithcr at piescnt, but to keep always upon the alert with the hope of detecting the enemy, whenever ho should again appear among them. r At this juncture of affairs the missionary begged to be heard. He assured thorn they had no supernatural foe to deal with, and mentioned the caves he had often heard of as being well calculated for concealment, and advised a search there. He had hardly mentioned the caves, which had been unac countably overlooked, vvlten Hammec sprang to his feet, ( Ho has said it, our father has said it, follow me, my warriors!' and he hurried to the beach followed by a large party of friends. Their war canoes, as long laid by as had been their arms, and for the same reason, were launched, and they steered for the entrance to the caves. But what is that , now within the entrance to the principal cave? A canoe, and standing upright in it a tall gaunt figure, naked, and his long white hair blowing wildly to the winds. He has shot like an arrow into the cave and disap peared; but the young chief has seen him, and in him the murderer of his wife! He shouted to his friends, and pointed to the cave, but they had seen nothing-, and re garded him as beside himself with grief. They entered the first cave, and leaving their canoes upon the beech at the foot of the' rock which rose like a wall upon either side, prepared to prosecute their way on foot. Hammce impatient at the delay , hurried forward, and again caught a glimpse of the old man he had seen in the canoe, his white hair streaming behind him as he fled before them towards the other cave. A shout from his companions in the rear checked him, and he waited for them to come up. They had found the old man's canoe secreted in a cleft of the rock, and after hearing the- young chief's account of what he had seen, they were all eager to push forward, convinced their enemy was mortal like themselves. They soon entered the second cave, and here found undeniable evidence of the late presence of some animal who lived on flesh, for bones half picked human bones! were lying around a fire still burning. Hammce cast one look upon all that remained of the partner of his life, the mother of his chil dren, and in silence hurried forward, panting for revenge. They now stood within tho entrance to the last cave, and streaming down through 'a fissure in the roof a ray of light fell full upon the figuro of the old cannibal, standing at the farther extremity, gnashing his teeth like a lion at bay, and prepared to meet them. Hammee sprang forward, and his club that had done good service in the hands of his father, rang loudly upon the huge stone mace of the old man, who with as much activity as his more youthful an tagonist, was far more skilful in the use of his weapon, and knowing that with the present odds against him his doom was sealed, he fought with the fury of a demon. One sweeping blow knocked the club from the hand of tho young chief, and jarred hu , long list of social evils that mar our civil arms to the sockets; another quick as 'and domestic institutions, and not unfre thought lighted upon hia head. Never rnor-' qucntly, like the creeping para.'ite which tal man survived a blow from that club, and ! nrevs upon the sturdy forest tree until it Hammee slept with his fathers. The re mainder of the party now closed around the body of tho fallen chief, and the old man dealt his blows among them with fearful energy and effect. Three-more of his as sailants bit the dust, but a stotje thrown by a sure hand t'stniek him down. He was then easily despatched, and his body burnt. Thus died The last of ihc Cannibals of .U.iHgea' The arms of the whole tribe were soon afterwards gathered together and deposited in the cave, never more to be brought forth until another enemy shall arise as formidable us tho old man of the cave. T 11 i: POL V X ESI AN. omciAi. jochs.m. op run u.uymias HONOLULU, SATURDAY. APRIL 1!, 1MB. In our editorial experience there is noth ing which we arc oficner requested to do than to condemn. If we stir about ninon" our fellow-men, we find tho same disposition carried into all the minuti.e of life. It is a prevalent sentiment. Viewing it superfi cially, one might argue, that little else but evil was abroad, and tho wing of the angel of discord was sweeping over society, dis turbing by its baneful Hap tho closest tics of life and the best concerns of the world. But a nearer inspection dispels this illusion, and the truth becomes manifest. It is then perceived that goodness is of modest parent age, and walks the by-lanes of life, nurtur ing the afilicted, consoling the distressed, and carrying his virtue into a thousand minute channel.-', diffuses through all the departments of existence a healthful and joyous influence, which like the balmy airs of spring-time, is more to be distinguished by the general revivified appearance of the whole, than by any sudden and brilliant change of a part. Such also is the effect of the operation of wholesome law and a beneficial policy. The advantages derived therefrom, spread themselves quietly and equally over the whole community, and the result is general prosperity. Of this every man having an equitable portion, and seeing his neighbors enjoying the same, too soon forgetful of the troubled past, he conceives it to be but the invariable order of nature. The gratitude which should ever be active, becomes dormant, and the mind keenly sen sitive to the desire for greater worldly good, too high or wrongly aspiring, and often disappointed, vents its bitterness in vain reproaches or cynical caviling. This is the action of distempered thought. There is however another and more appropriate light in which evils are felt and justly de plored. A thousand ships may nail the ocean with favoring breezes, and arriving in safety at their destination, the event be scarce noted. If but one, however, strikes tho sunken rock, and ship and crew disap pear to the depths below, the one accident makes a deeper impression than tho nine hundred and ninety-nine escapes. The thrown stone striking upon the mir rored lake, ru tiles its surface and sends ripple after ripple, each enlarging the circle, until the shore is reached. So faults, errors and crimes, springing from the bosom of soci ety, disturb its proper repose, and send their baneful influence through its outmost cir cumference. All arc interested in the resto ration of its proper tone. Unfortunately, however, resulting from the imperfection of human nature, the over mastering strength of passions, prejudices and interests, and the diversified desires of wayward disposi tions, mankind differ much in their judg ments on affairs which are alike momentous to all. Justice, right, truth, are the com mon watch-words; but alas ! what is con sidered by one as healthy meat, is rejected by another, as poisonous. Hence arise bickerings, disputations, enmities, and the xhauststts life, undermine the foundation of virtue, leaving a hollow shell in lieu of its fair form, and this too when parties are nominally contending for the same end. Society being thus constituted and con taining within itself the seeds of its own destruction, as well as much to inspire hope and charity, it behooves an editor to dis criminate closely, and wisely. To criticise or condemn is at the best a thankless task. A man who puts himself in opposition to the prejudices of the day or tho passions of the multitude, howsoever right ho may be, is sure iu tho gush of the moment to be no welcome oracle. And if he be not right, he incurs the weighty responsibility of spread ing corruption or pandering to the destruc tion of his fellow men. To be silent when the cause of truth demands advocacy, would be cowardly: to sacrifice principle to popu larity would be reprehensible. An editor must bear some active part when the inte rests of society are at stake-; and even its more trivial concerns ere not to bo over looked. Our Own experience, as short a it has been, has abundant Iv taught us this truth. Society expects ami has a right to expect a due attention to its welfare, from those who poise that lover, strong for good or evil, tho press. It is a responsibility which cannot be avoided nor trilled with. Bacon says, "Judges inn.-t be men of courage, and fearing God." The remark applies equally to editors, and perhaps with more force. A judge is independent of the public iu his pecuniary relations; an editor, it most commonly happens, depends upon them for his support. The judiciary sur rounds itself with a respect and deference paramount to the sacrcduc-ss of it trust. It concerns itself only abstractly with the affairs of men. It is the tribunal to which all must deferentially bow. It is the real aristocracy of power, which man's necessi ties maljes self-perp tuablo through all the storms of state. But the editor must neHcct nothing which concerns the public, however petty. II is life is an epitome of everv-dav doings; his memory a magazine of acci dents, news, sense and nonsense, truth and fiction, to be doled out to suit the varying tastes of the multitude; his writings are criticised with an Arab mcrcilcssness, and his ears tho receptacle of desires arid dis likes, advice and reproaches, as varied as tho whims and dispositions of men. Know ing every body, neglecting nothing, his is the very democracy of existence!. I of their servants, who were suffering more severely than their masters. Our papers for Maui are done up as soon as printed, and sent to the Home Otlice to be forwarded by every vessel for that island. It may sometimes happen that the file is not iirif tnallv delivered to our Agent by the i , " Captains, or that there arc other causes of delay of which wc arc not aware. Every exertion however will bo made to get the papers to their destination punctually; but until a post-olllcc system is established, which will ensure regular and safe transpor tation, we fear there will be more or less cause of complaint. Poi.irr. Corur. On the lltii inst., six sailors belonging to the English whaler Mechanic, were apprehended for fighting and liotous conduct in the street. On the l.vth they were tried, and lined 10 each. April 13. A sailor was arrested, charged by a native with an attempt at stealing his horse. Upon examination, it appeared that the sailor wished to ride, the horse, and not understanding the language, supposed he had tho owner's assent, and mounting him rode a short distance, when he was stopped by the Constables, upon the complaint of the man. Tho Judge, upon hearing tho case, required the sailor to pay the owner $1, and dismissed him. Bonur.KY. Messrs. Bogers &. Grant, keepers of the Temperance House, were robbed on Tuesday night, of a trunk con taining clothing and f275 t specie. The trunk and clothing were recovered, and the police are now on the track of the supposed robbers. FitoM Valparaiso. We have dates into February- from Chili, but learn of nothing of political importance. Brig Lafayette, hence, had arrived. Her whale oil sold for c22 cents. Sperm was from 6o to 70 cents. The American whale-barque Monmouth, Capt. Hedges, lately took away from Hana lei, Kauai, two natives, without the consent of the authorities. One of the natives was a criminal, guilty of burglary. We trur-t the numerous respectable ship-masters who visit our ports, will discountenance such proceedings among any of their number who may be disposed to infringe upon tli laws of the country. The influenza still prevails cxfep.siv elv, and has carried off, tho past week, quite, a number of natives. Wo have heard of '2 in one day. When there is a decided ten dency to other disease this complaint usu ally devclopes it, and from want of suitable attention and comfortable dwellings, the poorer patients soon become dangerously affected, and are very apt to die. The transition state between barbarism and civ i lization is physically worse for a race, than the extreme of either condition. It locs the hardihood and simple habits of tho one before it acquires tho knowledge and com M ISGEU, A NEOUS. J ' tl II AN O. W'n ropy the Piibjr.iiu-d coiniminicntion from tF-e Hutstuit (U. S.) Daily Advertiser. It is interesting ill prrsent lime, nml contains nluublc infor mal inn. Having lately visited the different Islands on the West Coast of Africa, at which Guano is obtained, permit me through the medium of your valuable columns,' to inform my countrymen of the extent to which this trade is carried exclusively by the English mer chants, (realizing speedy and ample for tunes.) Guano is now anew article here, generally supposed to be the excrement of birds. Stu b, however, is not the fact; it is the decomposition of animal matter formed by the seals in their periodical visits to reefs and rocks slightly elevated above the surface, froni time immemorial, for the purpose of shedding and pupping. The penguin has forts of tho other suflicient to counter - ' T '' nnlu," hvmS " a"' m . , . ,u,'"ni unici - the ordinary course of events, the carcasses balance the loss. Consequently the mixed of both have been deposited there, and layer habits and irreconcileablo customs adopted P layer has been accumulating, and "de in this stage prove destructive to health and I roml,0ition taking; place, until on one pc- '3'u ii i lounu in a -solid mass oi v unlavorablc to longevity. As civilization increases, disease will be arrested. So many of the natives have been sick on the several islands, that enough have not been lefl well to attend to the providing of food for the remainder. Much 8ufTurinr has in consequence ensued, although so far as we can learn, the mortality has not been so great as has been represented. Perhaps not more than u usual at this season of thfc year with its variable winds and damp tem perature. Nearly rll the foreign population have been more or les severely attacked, and at the same time left destitute of the . ;ire J IT c,,cmica ar,,,l 8"culti!nil purposes l ' arid appears as though designed by an all feet in depth and 3-1 of a mile in ripr.iiinfi?r- ence. Speculators and theorists have made four or five kinds and given a different ap pearance to each, as interest swayed them. There are, however, but two kinds, the pure and impure, both strongly impregnated with ammonia; the former, of a light brown color, perfectly decomposed, and appearing like pulverized mortar the latter, moist and ad hesive, of tho color and consistency of com mon clay, which is not decomposed. The article, in its purity, can only be obtained in thoso parallels ol latitude "where it never rains, and the formation of the island must be peculiar, as it requires a uniform and fervid heat to act upon it. It uses are various, ootn tor chemical and agricultural purposes, h -