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THE POLYNESIAN. 9J JM .. 4h a kind of careless superiority, would 'vlually lose much of that slavish awe of in which is one of the chict obstacles to lir improvement. A general desire would fct for a better form of government, and an education which might raise them to an Lality with the visitors. They would nat tily apply to tnom '(,r somc ''nt on lnc wet, and would receive from them many tlits of great importance. J or the obser- lian which we made before will apply here th much greater force, that however weak L d licentious many of these foreigners may , thoy would still be, in every respect, far t jicrior to the barbarians around them. Capt. Vamey, of the Thomas Perkins, I injrs us files of papers up to June 17th, i (I from which we extract largely. ' (necn Victoria is reported to be in a adicate situation." The remains of Napoleon arc about being tmveyed from St. Helena to Paris. All fjance is wild on this occasion with enthu siastic excitement. The Prince De Join- tjllc is to have command of the Frigate I hich will be employed to convey the re i ains to France. ..' A very spirited meeting, at which Karl fllanhopc presided, took place in London, Jpril 24th in which resolutions deprecating c war with China were adopted. Both tic English and American prints unite in udly condemning the acts which have led this result, and predict that a contest with e Chinese will by no means prove a light air. For an exceedingly interesting arti ' upon this subject, see the London Quar terly Review, for May. Gen. Morazan, in Central America, has en completely defeated, and Gen. Car ta will succeed him as President. Gen. nta Cruz was again Dictator of Bolivia, aid has declared war against Peru. Business remains dull, and goods of every ascription are exceedingly low. Fire. On Saturday night last a thatched imse was destroyed by fire on the upper irect. By the Julia from Sydney, we learn that tyo French frigates with an emigrant ship ad arrived at the Hay of Islands, New Zealand. Gov. Hobson had called upon tie Commodore, who refused to recognise os authority which circumstance would Jtobahly lead to a difficulty, as the French c the English claim large tracts of land right of purchase from the natives. Having received sufficient encouragement late to defray the expenses of printing and Jiiblislung the paper, we shall continue it fcr one year. We are conscious of its many f frets, but they are mostly of such a nature at only the incurrence of increased ex nse can obviate, and that can only be met Sv an enlarged subscription. J 'typographical errors cannot altogether c avoided, as much of the type-setting is one by natives who are unacquainted with e hnghsh language. We must bear the J'd and indulgence of our readers for the fu J'rc, while we shall make every effort to en f rge the usefulness and increase the intcr- t of the journal. The f the Oahu Charity School, took place on fe 25th. There was a full, attendance of cholars and visitors, and the pupils acquit H themselves much to tho credit of their jchers. For an account of this excellent institution, we refer to an article in ono of ur We numbers, by Rev. R. Armstrong. The Pacific Steam Navigation Company's CSSels. Peru nrwl rh;in 1fV nna aU ..rill II Wl I JJ iUII V U VII TV 111 ,;ave London for Valparaiso and Callao, via traits of Magellan, on or about the first of ne, so says the London Times, of Mav 6. 80. These vessels will be soon followed p others, to form a line of packets from Valparaiso to Panama, touching at all the intermediate ports. They carry surgeons, and have elegantly furnished accommoda tions. A more pleasant route for those who wish to return home, cannot be presented than the above, proceeding from here to Ta hiti, thence to Valparaiso. Antarctic Voyage. A voyage ofdiscove ry to the Antarctic will leave our shores in June. This new expedition, which w ill con- sisi ot two vessels, to be placed under the command of an officer in the navy, will be equipped nt the solo expense of several Brit ish merchants. Wo need not add that we wish it nil the success that so spirited an undertaking so signally merits. London paper. Valparaiso, Man li 23, 1310. I take the liberty to inform you of a dan gerous shoal discovered by Captain Coffin, of the w hale ship Benjamin Rush of Warren. It 1. on the 1 1 th July, KV). Coffin Shoal by good observation, was dis covered in lat 10 2G S. long 17b' 31 30 W. soundings were had in 7 fathom and coral rocks w ere soon a quarter of a mile from the ship, even with the water's edge. In ap peared to extend in length north and south 15 miles, and in breadth cast and west about M miles, with the appearance of many dan gers even with the water's edge. The above reef is not to be found in book or chart. Philadelphia Ex. Book. It is with heart-felt satisfaction we find that the delicate and difficult question of our Northeastern Boundary, is, in all prohnhili ry, adjusted. It appears, that the award of the King of the Netherlands, which made the river St. John's the boundary between the two countries, is to be the basis of the new arrangement, and that as an indemnity to Maine for any supposed lights she may pos sess to land north of the St. John's, the British Government is to pay her 200,000, or about a million of dollars. N. Y. Journal of Corn. May 21, 1810. Died on the night of the 152th of June, at New York, in the 70th year of his age, Daniel Wheeler, a minister of the Society of Friends, formerly of Yorkshire, England, and late of St. Petersburg, Russia. For the Polynesian.' 31 r. Editor, Sorry you were not present at Picnic given on 12th inst., at Mrs. Han nah Holmes's country scat by the Officers of the Exploring Squadron. Splendid affair. Room converted into a beautiful pavilion, decorated with Hags of all nations arrange ment highly creditable to the taste of the Managers. Two long tables set out' in a manner that might excite envy in a Apicius. Profusion of every luxury the Islands afford. Luaued dog included, (numbers by the way, went the whole hog upon this national dish.) Company assembled about 5, p. m. Tents erected outside house for accommodation of ladies quite tasteful looked like a country muster in New England benches booths, &.C., &.c. 'Glasses sparkle on the board,' &.c. Ladies and gentlemen promenading que.t of privacy shadowy trees purling stream and all that quite rural several little flir trations going on (strange, people will in trude on such occasions) all stopped by summons to tabic. Several unexpected changes of partners about this time some ladies rather ungallantly cut some gentle men looking rather as if. Glad of it hate monopolies sat down about '200. "Rcaiiti- ful is it not?" Delightful' 'nothing like this in Honolulu before,' &c, from the la dies gentlemen assent of. course. Coup d'oeil when all were seated really fine. lieauty, lashion, and all that. Pitied tho bachelors heads of some married men a - c turned. Saw Gov. Kekuanaoa and Haa- lilio official dignity giving way to satisfac tion. Lots of sentiments Capt. Hudson rapped bachelors rather hard insinuated that ladies were imbued with revolutionary spirit wonder what he meant) lleports flying in all directions about this time num ber of challenges resulting from them. General hilarity bursts of enthusiasm, and so on. Baked dog thought delicious by some Governor suspicious of its being pig in disguise no mistake though after din ner promenade again more private moon not up yet bad plan leaving benches under trees people will full over them after din ner music recalled the promenaders about 8 o'clock waltzing, cotillions, reels, etc. heard some one speak of the ladies "tapping it on the light fantastic toe" thought it the most original remark of the evening dan cing kept up with great spirit for a couple of hours native mats not calculated to call out the "poetry of motion." General rush about ten to witness the ascension of a Mont golfier Ralloon intense excitement spirits rapidly evaporating found that ventilators were no improvement in the construction of balloons. Spirits of the projector rising in proportion to demand no go "and now a bubble burst" balloon vanished in a blaze of glory practical illustrations of "words that burn." Eloquent address from tin; projector evident that he went up though his machine broke down hurrah! well-done Doctor! and so forth Dancing again- mu sic mirth and wine several songs by ama teurs professional singers all indisposed Hornpipes by several gentlemen great ap plause all eclipsed however by one of the Tars of the Vineennc-? showed that some folks could do some things as well as some other folks James' Crow, Esq., jumped with his usual grace Dancing till midnight ladies retired asind general regret sup per more songs walk outside servants and natives discovered that a Hawaiian can eat something besides fish and poi High life below stairs ride home with la dies r philosophize return gentlemen waltzing together turncoats making their appearance wreck of matter approaching -break up about I, a. iw., with unbounded ex pressions of mutual good will-Owen's system in favor community of property having ma ny advocates hats, caps, and coats outside of new owners owners outside of other people's horses ride home by moonlight very pleasant so cool. Friday morning Jews seen by several persons masquerad ing probably more heads turned various definitions of Pie-nic all agree that it was the most delightful a flair in the world long to be remembered never to be forgotten and all that sort of thing. Scribbled these notes in great haste no time to fill outline ought to have been there yourself sorry I can't make it Jingle. lor the l'olynuisian. To j. p. c. Yntir parting linos, no doubt wore sweet, "To her, for whom" they ull "were meant ;" Ijnt. think how sad, we must have felt; Tor whom, ulus! they were not "meant." - Such clusters rnrc, quite out of reach; To envious eyes, could not seem sweet. Oh why, expose to public view, What 'b meant tor one, pray tell me true. Were they too pretty, did you think? To lie concealed in some dark chink, Like (lowers, which bloom in some wild dell; And of whote beauties, none can tell. No danger, urf, of such u fate; They ne'er would die unknown; To woman's vanity, leave that; And not expose your own. Xanthippe. Our readers will be somewhat surprised to find Xanthippe among the muses, but poeti cal favors are so rarely received, that we are grateful even for the smallest. We in sert the above (though we must confess its merits are beyond our ken) with the hope that those who are more intimate with the nine sisters, will fully appreciate its mystic charms. For ourselves we cry quarter, and leave j. i c. and Xanthippe to make as comfortable a match as they choose. A CAM). The undersigned desires to offer the sin cere acknowledgements of a grateful heart to the members of this Foreign community, and the Commander and Ollicers of the Exploring Expedition and to the Masters of vessels in port, for the repeated and un expected acts of substantial kindness which, during the past few weeks, they have poured in upon himself and upon his family. It is all he has to offer; it is all that is neces sary to offer, though before leaving this chosen field of his labors, from which the Providence of God is about to remove him, and before breaking up the attachments and associations of friendship which have render ed this place a "Home" to him indeed, he must be allowed to express the fervent wish and prayer, that He, whose promise it is, That they who water others, shall them selves also be watered,' may confer upon them blessings abundantly, in all the privato and public relations of life, and crown all with those which are eternal, and, therefore, "far better." John Diem.. Honolulu, Nov. 24, 1840. Died, on the 30th Nov., IVahinemaikai, wife of Capt. Kapihi, foster brother of His Majesty Kamehnmeha m., aged 25 years. MARINE NEWS. POUT OF HONOLULU. AltltlVKD. Nov. 20, IJr. IJrig Julia, Campbell, from Sydney, via. Tahiti. " 23, Am. IJrig Thomas Perkins, Var ncy, 151 days from New York. HMLVM. " 20, Hark Elizabeth, Coan, to cruise. 23, Ship Ohio, Coffin, for home. 4 20, Ship Hero, Joy, for home. Sept. 3, Hark Mora, Spring, hence, arrived at Tahi ti. All well. The person who lias taken from the the Store of Mr. Greenway, u Folio Vol ume of Plates bclonim? to La Perouse's Voyage, will oblige the owner by leaving it at the Ofiieo of the American Consul without delay. A or. 2G, UM0. SUGAR MILLS With Wooden Hollers, for sale at a low juice, by LADD &. Co. Honolulu, Nov. 23. tf. NOTICE. All persons indebted to the estate of JOHN WILLIAMS, late of Waimea, Kauai, deceased, are requested to make immediate payment ; anil all persons who have claims upon the estate of said Wil liams, arc likewise requested to present the same for adjustment at this place. SAMUEL WHITNEY, Exec. Waimea, Kauai, Nov. G, 1840. 6w. To Sell or Let. The Dwelling House and Premises, owned by Mr. E. Sullivan, and pleasantly situated next to those of the llev. John Diell, in a retired part of the town. At tached to them is a stable, good ado bic cook-house, two grass houses, an ex cellent well of water, &c. All in good repair. Possession given immediately. For terms apply to the owner. 4 E. SULLIVAN. Honolulu, Nov. 28, 1840. NOTICE. B. & II. JACKSON, Black- Smiths, have taken a Shop on the premises of Messrs. E. &, H. Grimes, where they intend carry ing on Blacksmithing in all its branches, and hope by strict atten tion to their business,' to receive a share of public patronage." it. &. II. JACKSON. Honolulu, Oct. 31 , 1810. 6w. For Valparaiso ami Tahiti. Jj? The Bark DON QUIXOTE, J. Si?'ATV MQSter WU sal for the above Ports soon (after making one trip to tho Windward Islands) for freight or passage please apply to HENRY PATY &. Co. November 19, 1840. tf. Have for sale, 2.5 boxes Souchong Tea. 20 boxes Hyson Tea. 10 boxes Hyson Skin. 15 doz. Raspberry Wine. 12 " Stoughton's Elixer. 10 " Lemon Syrup. 10 assorted Pickles. 5 M. ft. Koa Lumber. 25 M. Koa Shingles, f pptember 12, 1840. tf.