Newspaper Page Text
THE POLYNESIAN. "PRO l5O.s0J'l;JU.l'wO.,, SATURDAY, JUNE C, 1S40. litwspapc of tMy purer i-j to elevate the taste, and promote a unity of feeling and f interests among its r.atrens. .' The classes and avocations of the Sanel uirli l.sl-wid community being almost as various as its members, the paper to meet the wants ur.d tastes of all, must embrace a wide rnnoVf topics. Also the desires of foreign countries to obtain local, and historical, mihI statistical information of In establishing a ilCwsnnpcr at these Ma.ids, among .so sparse a foreign popiK lation, some cf v.!.c:r. rl'v.M ncppiVipn cy, a..d amid .so many ronllicling ojun- ions and interests, resulting from differ-' the country we inkr.hit, its peculiar habits once of nation, rclkdoas belief, language or customs, productions or improvements and education, a:id from the accumulated! must be constantly Lome in mind. A prejudices of years of mutual estrange-. design so extended must at times cause it meut, the editor may well be pardoned for to be superficial on subjects which can a feeling of distiust and diflidencc of his,only be properly treated by having some own abilities to succeed in such an under-j one of abilities solely directed to those taking. That all the jarring elements specific subjects. Still we hope to make which have here so long held their sway, to mahc the paper useful, and that all can be reconciled, and brought into, one will find in its paws some thing to please harmonic action, is more than man can be or instruct. It will endeavor to combine I 1 JA a allowed to hope, but that they may be tljc "limy ol a commercial paper, with the press and conscience. Though dc- precating useless controversy, its columns will be open to subjects of moment, on " which various opinions may arise, and the discussion of which would elicit argu ments of merit, and usefulness. But they must bo of an clcvatci character, avoid ing scurrility, personalities or any thing tending to excite without improving the community. Principles not men, must be borne in view also that the object stamped. no directed as to conduce to the common weal is not an unreasonable expectation. Situated as we are in the North Pacific, on a beautiful Archipelago, fust develop ing its great natural resources, and be coming a focus of civilization, and sur rounded by Ulands and countries spring ing, almost Minerva like, into the rank of civilized nations, or on the borders of those empires, whose exclusive policy is rapidly wearing away before the more powerful friction of greater civilization, we hold an interesting point; one which may be made conducive to great and im portant results results which shall be acknowledged with pride and pleasure by coining generations. This part of the globe, and these isl ands particularly, are rapidly drawing the attention of the older countries, and all that tends to develope their greatness, or throw light upon their condition and histo ry attracts general notice. With all the publications with which of late the literary world has been filled upon these subjects, much ignorance and misunderstanding has spread also. In no way can knowl edge be so acurately given, as when pub lished upon its own ground, and from the pens of those whose circumstances render them careful and critical observers. This paper is the organ of no sect or party ; strictly confining its objects to its legitimate purposes it will not, flinch Tom or fail to act upon the principles up on which it is cst.ibhscd "Vo bono pub lico," is the motto of its banner, and its objects arc the dissemination of knowl edge, advancement of education and civ ilization, promotion of good morals, and the commercial and agricultural interests of the Sandwich Island community. Those immutable principles of justice and religion, which are or should be firmly planted in every man's undei standing, will be its guide ; and though it adopts the tenets of no peculiar sect, it will de- of interest, and which we hope to receive fend the sacred rights of all freedom of for a future number, from Dr. Baldwin of the more solid matter of the periodical, enlivened by the lighter and more amus ing topics of a purely literary gazecttc. A paper of this nature must depend for much of its interest and usefulness upon the community. In few daces arc gath ered together so great a proportion of tra velers, voyagers, or those whose business lias led them over much of the earth's surface. All these possess information, curious and interesting to their neighbors, who in return can relate some profitable experience of their own ; thus all by con tributing their mites add greatly to the common stock. Those settled on the va rious islands of the group, and on the neighboring continents, are daily becom ing acquainted with much that would prove useful and entertaining. Mind by being maele to act on mind brightens, as diamond is polished only by friction with diamond. Nothing would enhance more the value of a sheet like this, than being made the medium of such communica tions. We appeal to the rcsielents, to missionaries of all denominations, travel ers, and all those who feel an interest in the growth and prosperity of their adopt ed countries, in w hich we feel second to none, to aid us in rendering this paper to realize the most sanguine w ishes of its friends. If -left solely to the care of a young and inexperienced editor, it must soon become stale and unprofitable, and thus defeat its object. With this appeal to the public, doubt ing not but it will meet with a hearty re sponse, the editor makes his bow, trusting we all shall improve upon acquaintance. Y SHIPWRECKED JAPANESE. T here are in the town, under the care of Dr. Judd, four Japanese who were taken by a whaleship from the wreck of a junk, on which they had been driven about, by wind and wave, for many months and suf fered great hardships. Their story is full HAWAIIAN COLL. CHH. MUSIC. A book with the above title has been placed in our hands by the Compiler, Mr. Calkin. The binding and typographical work was done altogether by natives, and reflects great credit upon their skill. It is neatly got up, the selection is good, and it will doubtless do much toward exciting a more correct musical tasc in our communi ty, besides producing that great dissidera tum, a uniformity of knowledge of tunes, adapted for church worship. Maui, in whose family the most intelligent of their number has resided for some time. They are now here with the hope of ob taining a passage to their own country, ei ther by way of Kamschatka, or through the Expedition. Some of the coin which they brought with them is in circulation in the village, consisting of gold and silver pieces, of an oblong shape, from the value of a real to four dollars, and very neatly SnnAPiiixA. Through the liberality of some of the residents, the Chapel has been presented with an instrument of the above name. It is made on the principle of an accordian, but in sound resembling the organ. It adds much to the interest of the religious ex ercises, and has already given a spur to the dormant musical powers of ma ny, which we trust will result in some decided improvement in our sacred music. Meetings twice a week, foi practice, are now held at the chape! by the votaries of harmony, and the only fear is, that the zeal of the choii will finally overpower the lighter strains of the seraphina. Hawaiian E n g u a v i ya- Several views of Hawaiian scenery have been boon handed us by Mr. Andrews, of the High School, Lnhainaluna. They arc of Lahaina, Kailua, Kaahiwaloa, and other places executed on cop per, by scholars of that Seminary. They arc said to be accurate, by judg es, and certainly manifest strong na tive talent for the art, which more in struction and better materials to work upon, would develop into proficiency, and produce engravings which would not disgrace a boudoir in the United States. Accident. -We regret to learn that a little boy some days since had his arm caught into the rollers of a sugar mill in Nuuanu valley, and before it could be extricated it was crushed to the shoulder joint. The parents re fused to have it amputated, prefcring their native remedies. He has since died. hi jii ii iii mm juiimiua wn uiw w Queen Victoria has announced to Parliament her intended marriage with Prince Albert of Saxe Cobunr ris, in attempting to land at Erroman. go, one of the New Hebridies, by the savages. Late papers from the U. S. mention the death of John Jacob Astor, of N. York, leaving an immense wealth Rumor says ninety millions of dollars but probably much nearer nine. The bark Flora sailed Jan. 7th, from New-York for Valparaiso, and Honolu lu. Rev. John Dicll, passenger. A large fleet of ships were fitting out from England, Nov. 1839, to block ade China. We have received Sidney papers up to Dec. 18o9.' They contain but little of interest. Nov. 4th, the U. S. Store Ship Relief, arrived Capt. Long. The Australian of Dec, mentions the death of Mr. Williams, nuthor of "Missionary Enterprises in the South Seas." He was cut off with a Mr. Har- One of the "on dits," about town is, that Prince Eugene of Savoy, eldest son of the king of Sardinia, is expect cd at these islands shortly, in the Sar dinian frigate La Rcine. La Reinc was at Rio Janeiro when the Lausanne left that port. Letters addressed to the Prince are here awaiting his arrival. We have received papers by the Don Quixote, from the U. S. up to March Ist, from 'which we have bare ly time to glean the following news. .Queen Victoria was married Feb. 10th, to Prince Albert of Saxe Gotha. The Constellation frigate, 6loops Concord nr.d Preble, are fitting wiih ill possible despatch at Charlcstown! navy yard, Mass., for the East IgdiiJ station ordered out on account o the China troubles. The boundary question is still a bon )f contention. Fortifications are b ing erected, nlonir the frontiers, b both parties; but probably with no in mediate war-like intentions. Extract from the N. Y. Journal of Commerce. Isnn between the United States nnd Grei Krituin, in reference to the North tern Boundary, is attracting nttentitj 111 Tr llrvl twl 41 1 f I I . .r. .-w. . . . . i in uiiiiiimi ii mi. uuuim; we pursue says the London Shinning nott "in the dispute with China be fom! to oe injurious to American commcrc there are elements already at wo of a character eufticieiitlv inflamat A 1 . . . to render them not over fastidious punctilious at finding out some real imaginary line of "distinction to drawn between our proceedings n uif i luiiuii uiuuhJiucs in aouiii A rici. We question, therefore, if are over and above secure ncrninst ing involved in a quarrel "with United States, if we umr.ooA ti blockade of the ports of the Celes empire without declaring war. At events, it will be wise in minister! act with circumsnection. nun ur well the probable consequences, befj inv.v .n rvi mi- ciuiinimcu innt II can not retreat without a sacrificed principle. The negroes captured in the Art tad, have been declared free. News of the visit of PArtem to the Sandwich Islands, reached U. S. Feb. last. 7 DEATHS. Died at Koloa,Kauni, May 17, K bah S ,ngcd35,wifeof P. A. Brinsm Esq. U.S. Consul for the Sand. Islal Drowned at sea, from the wi of the S. I. schooner Keola, Thompson, a native of the U. St I'er. Brig Hebo Mis, Anderton " Kris Clementine Bishop of Nilopolis, Mess. Mai;jret. Pesvoult nnd lleurtel. " Sch. Moree-Mr. It. Fat v. Ship North America Mr. F. A. Olmsteaf " " Acnve Mrs. Brooks. " " Konohnesott Mess. Raymond and Step " " Don Quixote Metis. Levi Chwnberh F. Johnson.