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THE POLYNESIAN. But how do you talk about mouths and days, when you have no such things:' ' I will soon tell vou uhout that. We measure time here by the yard ' ly the yard?' ' Yes ; we call that time which the most perfect man among us take in walking a yard, to he the sixtieth part of an hour. These hoilrs we reckon into dnvs, and these days into years. To be sure, we are not very exact, because some men walk so much faster than others ; but this is just as the legs happen to be long or short.' As the guide was proceeding, to the inexpressible joy of all, the sun at once broke out. The light was so sudden; that Hafed at first thought he must be struck with lightning, and actually put up his hands to his eyes, to see if they were safe. He then clapped his hands over his eye, till he could gradually bear the light. There was a splendor about the sun which he had never before seen ; and it was intolerably hot. The air seem ed like a furnace. 'All !' said the owner of the cattle, ' we must now scorch for it. My poor wool ox must die at once ! Had luck, bad luck to us ! The sun Iris come back jnuch nearer than he was before. Hut we hope he will happen to go away again soon, and then happen to come buck further oil' the next time.' The sun was now pouring down his heat so intensely, that they were glad to go into the house for shelter a miserable looking place indeed. Hafed could not but. compare it with his own beautiful cot tage. Some timbers were rotten ; for the tree was not, as it happened, the same thing in all its parts. Some of the boards happened to be like paper, arid the nails tore out, and these were loose and com ing otr. They had to do their cooking out under the burning sun ; for when the smoke once got into the house, there was no getting it out, unless it happened to go, which was not very often. They invited Hafed to eat. On sitting down at the table, he noticed that each one had a different kind of food, and that no two could eat out of the same dish. Ho was told that it so happened, that tjie food which one could eat, was poison to another, and what was agreeable to one, was nauseating to another. Selecting the food which looked most inviting, I' la fed attempted to eat. What was his surprise, when he found that his hands did not hap pen to be under the control of J ; is will, and instead of carrying the food to his mouth, these active servants put it into his right ear! On examining, he found that it was so with all the' rot. and by imitating the company, and twisting his head round over his right .shoulder, and placing his mouth where the ear was, he managed to eat. In amazement, he ask ed how this happened. Ah!' said they, laughing at his ignor ance of the world, we have no fixed laws here. All is chance. Som "times we have one or more' limbs for a long ti::ie which arc not under the contiol of our will. It is just as it happens. "So when we drink, wo find it always true, that " Some shed it on their .shoulder, Some shed it on their thigh; And he that does not hit his mouth, Is sure to hit his eye." ' I suppose that to be coffee,' said Ha fed, 4 ami I will thank you for a cup.' It was handed him. He had been troubled with a tooth-ache for some hours, and how did he quail, when on filling his mouth, he found it was ice, in little pieces about as large as pigeon-shot ! Do you call ice-water, colfee, here?' said Hafed, pressing his hand upon the chee'v where the tooth was now dancing with pain. ' That is just as it happens. Wo put water over the fire, and sometimes it heats it, ant! sometimes it freezes it. How can it be otherwise, when we have here no fixed laws of any kind ? It is all chance work.' Hafed rose from the table in anguish of spirit. He remembered the world where he had lived, and all that was past. He had desired to live in a world where there was no God where all was gov erned by chance, so far as there was any thing that looked like government. Here he was, and here he must live. He threw himself on a bed, and recalled the past the beautiful world in which he had once lived; his ingratitude his murmurings, and his blasphemy against the wisdom and the goodness of (iod. He wept like in fancy. He would have pra)ed,and even begun a prayer ; but then he recollected that there was no God here nothing to direct events nothing but chance. lie shed many and bitter tears of repent ance. At last he wept himself asleep. When Hafed again awoke, he was sit ting under his palm tree, in his own beau ful garden. It was morning. At the ap pointed moment, the glorious sun rose up in the East the fields were all green and fresh ; the trees were all right and up wards, and covered with blossoms ; the beautiful deer were bounding in their gladness over the lawn, and the songsters in the trees, which, in plumage and sweet ness might have vied with those that sung in Eden, were uttering their morning songs. Ilafcd arose, recalled that ugly dream, and then wept for joy. Was he" again in a world where chance does not reign ? lie looked up, and then turned to the God of heaven and earth, the God of laws and of order. He gave glory to Him, and confessed that his ways, to us unsearcha ble, are full of wisdom. He was a new man. Tears indeed fell at the graves of his family ; but now he lived to do good to men, and to make others happy. He called a young and worthy couple, distant relatives, to fill his house. His home a gain smiled, and peace and contentment came back, and were his abiding guests. Hafed would never venture to affirm whether this was a dream, or a reality. On the whole lie was inclined to think it real, and that there is somewhere a chance world ; but he always shook his head, and declared that so far from wishing to live there, nothing gave him greater cause of gratitude as he knelt in daily prayer, lhan the fart, that he lived in a world where God ruled, and ruled by laws fixed, wise, and merciful. emony, from side to side, placing them in re gular order; he then looked up and said he would be able to make her half wc. He then opened the other box, took a bottle, broke olf the neck and poured out some of the wa ter into his hand, which he applied to the head and face of the husband, and at the same time laid him down on the bed, he then pressed firmly on his chest and left him for dead. As soon as his back was turned, the dead man said, "here I am," and continued to lie with his eyes open, speaking occasion ally to the crowd around him until the farce wild ended. Having raised the patient up, the doctor produced two phials from each of which he poured some water, part of which he gave the patient, and with the rest sprin kled her head and feet; but her weakness was too great to allow her setting up, and she was laid hack upon her pillow. iSot in the least daunted by this, the doctor observ ed that she was not sick; but he was not al lowed to pnss otF so easily; a constable who was standing by asked him if he had done, and on his replying in the affirmative, said, 'then go with me," and took him oil' to the fort, w here 1 understood he was fined for de ception. 1 took the liberty of examining the con tents of the bottles, which were left behind, and found them to contain only irattr, which however had gone through sonic sanctify ing process, in older to give it the power of JMt ye ever in such a fix! No copy (g00(j have patience!) no news no accidents: nothing and reduced to inflicting ifu ," upon our much-enduring readers. Fates h,' fend the like again. K Suicide. Atai, the principal jrw. . 1 r"iiif, merchant of this place, is said to have , himself at Wailuku, Maui. 1 A native man, rather pnst the prjnie life, died very suddenly in this village Wednesday last. He had been to brjr. home his daughter, who was sick nt a pa ' half a mile distant, and no sooner hud lerf turned and laid down the sick woman tr he fell dead on the spot. woiiinr miracles: L. X. wiiiiMjmjwjiBa'aiiiiM u THE POLYNESIAN. SATURDAY, -MAY 1, 1811. wk m. it i CO .M.i U a 1 A T i: 1. j uxsn: Ks.'n i, .mi.ru:- j Mi:. Km ion, On the morning of the .ith ult., I oh.'rved the str els liibd with peo 'pie nsakiig their way towards Waikiiti, and ! learned on inquiry, that thev wen; r ni to n house just in the outskirts of the town to witness a miraculous cure which was to be pei formed on a woman who had heen sick a 'iii!i tiM'i-. Thinking there might be some thing learned, I joined the multitude and so u found myself at a very respectable looking adobie house, which with the ya-d jand considerable portion of the public road, was crowned witn natives. On entente' the yard, alter a long struggle, I saw the operator, or Doctor as he w as culled, w ho is a middle sized native, well dressed, and standing with two small boxes tied up in a handkerchief, which he held in his hand. 1 1 lis look was simple but cohn and collected, l as though he was confident of success, while he seemed not to notice the rush of people I noon him to gratify their curiosity. Soon the arrangements for the wonderful cure were made, a bed was provided for the sick wo man and another for her husband, and it w as proclaimed that the doctor was to kill the husband by calling out the disease from his wife and placing it on him, when she would get up perfectly well and walk to Waikiki, after which the husband would be restored to life. The doctor commenced by opening a small box in which were eight blocks of wood, which he moved about with great cer- How beautiful is the all-radiant ruler of night. the lovely empress ol the sky, as her aided by a countless train of brilliant am sparkling luminaries, she slowly encircles the lofty expanse of heaven, peerless in her charms, and worshipped by every eye. Cue by one doth their lustre fade and go out, dimmed and overpowered by her blighter effulgence, till at last she reigns all lustious, and save the star of love, none remains to contest the palm of heaven's sovereignty. Her light, like a veil drawn over a sleeping youth, smiling in its dreams, gives a fairer tinge to earth's scenes. Imagination revels in the cloudless prospect, and wings its flight through the wide and limitless firmament, peopling earth, air, and all she sees or feels with fancy's varied forms. The mind grasps at eternity, and half realizes the mighty idea. The soul melts and expands into the pros pect before it, and the petty cares of life's troubled existence, even as the host of heaven pales before the ueen of all, disap pear beneath iu'inity's tide, or remain but in the vast distance, clouding the horizon like the scarce perceptible nobul-.e. Dull and s rdid must be the heart which irives no answering throb to scenes and thoughts li'se these; but tougher yet n list be the sconce that can realize all this, w ith two cut ervauling cats in furious combat not a rod from his elbow. Notice. Those subscribers on other islands! arc still indebted to us, arc requested to & mit the several amounts due as s.too aspl)( sible. Also nil those who intend to lier subscribers for another volume, (t'ic )ri!r being completed in six w eeks more,) t us speedy notice. As it is important to kti. what amount of patronage can he dcpi(ll, upon before we undertake another velum, all who are interested in its success, ore r. quested to aid its circulation, and to for to us, before the first of June nxt, the d sired information. Also, all those win j-. tend to discontinue their subsciij tit nTT give us immediate notice. u April iM. tf. The St. Louis has gone. ,JV iun inp. piness go with her. In her are many noble henits, and with her go our sincere regrets. Proud indeed must each true hearted Yan kee feel, in this far distant land, to see our waters graced by so noble a specimen of the architect's genius; but prouder still must be the feelings of each one w ho claims the purer sentiments of the human heart, to see that aforesaid noble specimen of man's labors cairying with her so many of the great Mas- mt n.iiiui i n ihuhm wonts lier stav has been almo?;t as one festive day. The civilities extended by the hospitable citizens of Honolulu, and so handsomely returned by those on board, have served to gladden our hearts not a little. We say again joy and happiness go with her. Brethren and cousins of the ink bottle and knights of the quill lend us your Bym! pathy and be still that ye may read and pon. der It ye have tears, shed then, black as ink-drops. If ye have hearts, beware lest o7 uu.i u,w,r mighty casements. We promised our readers a translate j ; the follow ing speech some months since, I. circumstances prevented us from giving ft; early os we could have wished. Wen present it for their gratification. It will! found to contain considerable information; regard to by-gone times. TRANSLATION. JOHN IPs SPEKCH, DELIVERED AT REV. II. BI.MGIIA.Vs CIIIRCR On Thanh-spiring Day, Jan. 1, 1841 ruiENDS and isiiKTHREN (jive nttrntw We have assembled to-day to give thank- together lor God's goodness. J lis mb- has been very great to us and our ran. It cannot be enumerated. To perceive t! we have only to look back to our dnvnft norancc and sin Let me tell yen ? . tilings I myself have witnessed. Win was u child, I saw the id hitrous pra'tic in the reign of Kanuhanw ha I. Tin re v two kinds of heiausor sacred cnclcsiircsil! I recollect; the one called the house of b no, the other the Lotihi The hfiuse of I. no was made of ti leaf, and included th? separate houses, besides another small Inu" These were the names of th. se houses; ii Hale-umu, the Mann, the Waiea, and n llale-pnhu, and besides these there wa Auuu, or handsomely wiought hiih wooti fence in front, and the idols rnade witlilian The Lama was the only timber nllti!i' a!l this sacred enclosure, except the id which were made of Ohia. This was it temple of Lono exclusively, and Lri"V: der of priests, together1 with the kins.' could olliciate in it. In consecrating 1: heiau, one day was sacred, like our rH Sabbath, and if the prayer of the kin? a: priests in Waiea prevailed, or was uninw rupted by any noise of man or beast, th' the next morning there was a Kauila, n: fitting in rows, rising, mancruverinp, ing songs, with the sacrifice of many h : tor the god, the priest, the people, and ' king. Those to the god were laid up"n ' altar on the ground, and also on n scuf up high. This w as a time of most rigid k pu. Males and females dared not evenc1 verse together. If a man touched a wow: the penalty was death! So also if a volt; touched a man. I saw one man kiM 1 enterin a privnte house in the niglit, rir this ku. ikhold, how much we ignore ly sulV.Ted in those times of idolatry, and might be still afflicted by these dreadful ere dens of no profit.