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stances were vuin. The blind Didyiuus
was no less immovable. He wad nlwavs
submissive ; though the guards, with a re
finement of barbarity, would not permit
his mother Monica to lead him and assist
him in his labors. After the death of
Kaahumann, which occurred on the 5th
of June, Kinau and Karuohi1 took advan
tage of the inlluence they enjoud.to con
tinue the persecution. In June, IS32,
the wall which the prisoners! were required
to build, was completed, and the uatds
inked them what was their thought. They
replied, ' It is that we cil e; home, as
our work is done." One of the guaid
replied, ''In ordvr to go -home, you must
reject the prayers of the missionaih's, their
God, and their idolatry." The christians
answered, by the mouth of Dirlymus. that
they could not cease to serve the Lord.
Then a kumu declared that. the. men
should make five fathoms more of wall,
Didymus three; that the women should
be separated from their husband, and
tent among the girls of bad character ;
that they should be cm ployed in cutting
rushes, and building walls of earth in the
marais murs en terre dans less marais.J
These new threats did not shake their
constancy. The courageous Esther said,
some days afterwards, " If c are sent
back, we shall go; but if we arc required to
attend Bingham's prayer, wo shall remain
prisoners till death ;" and she pronounced
these words with her usual cheerfulness.
When it was thought that the constancy of
the confessors had been tired out bv iil treat
merit, a kumu came again to induce them
to renounce their God. The christians
answered him, ,4 We are ignorant ; (they
had often bceri reproached with ignor
ance.) we do not know how to reject our
God, or to deny our belief.' You, who
are enlightened, know how to contradict
yourselves and make retractions jcouper
et retraucher just as you please." The
kumu made no reply, and went away fin-grey.-
Bingham himself went to see them,
holding in his hand a prayer book, ac
cording to the custom ja 1'usagc of the
Methodists, and he offered them their lib
erty if they would make use of that book ;
but they refused. We ore ignorant,"
they told him ; " we do not know how to
read that book." Enraged at what he
called their obstinacy, the minister com
plained to the queen, and had additional
tasks imposed upon them.
" All the foreigners were shocked at
the cruel treatment of go many innocent
persons. A ship owner, who happened
to be at Woahu, in March, 18:3:2, went
to see the prisoners, and earnestly ex
pressed his indignation against the Meth
odists. The commander of an American
ship of war, which arrived at Honolulu
in August following, took part decidedly
s'clevc avee force against Bingham, in
the presence of the chiefs, charged him
with many knavish tricks, (fourlicricsj the
banishment of the Catholic priests, &tv,
and Bingham wishing to cast the whole
upon the king, the young prince replied,
that he had done nothing except at the
instigation of the Protestant ministers.
The English consul made his compassion
for the prisoners equally apparent. Let
your chiefs," said he to them, " give you
food ; or let them allow you to come to
me, and I vH feed you." August 2b',
prison. Ilnve I done welh" Louisa an
swered, " 1 do net know that you have d'Uie
well in driving away the Pope's priests, for
they are nut idolaters." ,k Jt j not 1 that
have driven them away," replied the queen;
4,it is Bingham." ' Hingliani told you to
drive them away, hit! it wax you that listened
to him and that caused them to ho transport
ed in a vessel. If you hail been unwilling
to do it, you would have closed your ears
against what Bingham said, and our Fathers
wliould have remained in peace as former
iy." " Bingba u is my light' snid the
queen, " and lie advised me to do it." The
conversation proci eded no further.
1 Kckauluohi, the present Premier, Ed.
ISO, the guards informed the christian Catholics mutually strengthened and en
captives, that the next dav, if they did icouraged each other, circumstances did
not embrace the Protestant worship, their! not permit them to be together in very
cotta-es should he demolished, their prop-'great numbers, for Bingham and the otli
tv confiscated, and the women separated er Methodists h:d their e)es upon them,
'from their husbands. " The women re- Yet. when they could, they met at the
f iho rntffhisf. CSHeCKl V Oil OUIl-
)(.( luai, unless mvu ivinii ; " - - i , ... i ... nntli mi,..,! I '..
. . .. i , . .i ii , ...,- diii i.ct fiiui not nt iv ron&i ratr.eo i nn in..
from the eh e n person, thev would sul- day, to recite ine uiiwn ,u.. y , - - -
the rosarv chapiieij. j nc n-inci jmi i j t-imvi ,,.............,-.. ,,,,
of them'weie familiar with the form of j ished, but made it her busim - to watr
liiint'uni. which thev were cnielul to ad-i over their execution. m oi cover tl.
minister to the sick in danger of death.
The calm which the faithful attL
Sandwich islands enjoyeu, was not off
long duration. lJingliam, all powerfu
over the mind of Kinau, ceased not to u
. i . .i... I. -.1'. ni
cite ner aganm ine vuuiuiks. j nat prin
cess soon recovered the ascendancy ovo
! the young king, which sue seemed to liU
feroll kinds of ill treatment, and be killed
on the spot, sooner than submit to the
.reparation. A flairs remained in this situ
ation till September I. Thev then de
eitied to put the pusoners in irons, and
had already begun with little Margaiet,
aired seven years, when Esther L'heto
firmly opposed them, and succeeded in
: having them brought befoie the chief, be
fore submitting to this new' punishment.
She went, followed by Philip, Helena and
'several other christians. In passing near
ithe enclosure of the English consul, thev
attempted to enter; for they calculated
on his protection. Being informed by
! Esther of the new rigors with which the
'captives were threatened, the consul said
! to the guard that acconij aided them,
'"You wretch, is it you who would put
'these poor people in irons, merely on ac
count of their religion ? Are they drunk
ards or thieves? Have they killed any
body, or do they live a bad lifer Is it
the king, or the commander of the Fort.
i i '.i . . .i . . i
that authorizes ou 10 ireai n.em wnn
American Methodists hud rectiwd a ro
A iiood number, too, of old men, of wo-. inlorcement. Counting the new bretlm,
men and of infants have received, before! who had come to them Horn the tnit.
lUin.r the benefit of re-icncrution. Cod ! States, there were in the urchii.tlaeo.i
also made use of these fervent disciples, Julv, M3 of these sectaries scotiiJ
imnnrt the same urace to the luincess 1 id through the ditlerent islands.
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Kalola. She was the daughter oi inc. humus, or mhkmumiuiu buiudi umsur,
were still more numerous, and thoujiht
themselves iqually interested in opt osiiu-
the true faith. In June, the woik of dijj
king of Woahu, who was slain in defend
intr his crown auainst Tamehaineha. She
herself receeived several wounds in the
combat, and was left for dead on the field
of battle. When sho revived, Tamcha-
turbing the ncophvtcs was resumed, for
the purpose of obliging them to frequent
I . I .... .f I... n...l I l,r. i ll.,. nml I. Ill tillic nf i 1'ri vl(...,i.
Ilielia lOOK lure oi oei, aim miutn u 1111: slihwisuum vi m- i vrivoiuuiy
all the honors due to her birth. She was Luke was the first whom they arrested,
already very old, when M. Alaxis Bache-, Being conducted to the lort and put in
lot arrived at the Sandwich Islands. I irons, he did not leave his prison till the
Having been instructed by Louisa in the
Catholic doctrine, she was disposed to
embrace it, when the persecution bioke
out. Pear then had more power over her
:han truth ; but as her health failed daily,
she repented of her cowaidice; and after
t . : ... I.. . ..f. I
enu oi iwemy-iN" uu, unu uner navin
paid a fine of twenty live piastres.
To be Continued.
- i - -
To the Editor or ths Polynksu.v
.Sir, We send y u for publication the
, i o
statistical inforinutitin. lq
such barhatity ? No, but it is Biimham, ! the departure of the missionaries, had re
who is a tyrant, and you, vile man, go not course to Louisa, who conferred baptism
i ctiM i'nitl.'i- I will n ri tul sii'aU. to the nr. on her. Kalola vet lived several vears.
kin-, to have vou tmt hi irons vourself."(ln March, 1837, she fell dangerously ill, j has been carefully compiled and is n
At same time l,o lr..vc away, a,l nn.l was ml..mlcrcl o uy a llho he Z"Ztl7J f W
kept the christians, whom he tonk it. to his ' priest. April 1, the rei
j house. The. guard, abashed, went and mehameha III, sent her to the island of
told Kinau what hail passed, and lcceived ( Mowee, where she gave back her soul to
no answer from her. By the intervention , God, at the age of about eighty four
of the consul, all the prisoners in the fort ; years, A few days before her death, she
jobtaincd their liberty, September 1 1, j wrote a letter in the form of a will. She
j 1830, after about eight months ol sufi'er-! congratulated herself on being a christian,
ing, during which they endured hunger, 'and took part in the suflcrings of the per
jthirst, and all sorts of humiliations. Somejsceutcd believers. Her husband, who is
;of them died soon after, victims of this ; still alive, had, like her, the happiness to
base treatment. open his eyes to the true faith, and to re-
" Ilelimu, that good catechumen, the ceivc baptism, April 5, 1837.
mother of the little Margaret, was the first f)nc would have thorn-lit that the
whom Grid called to himself. She died,
after having received baptism, December
15, 1630. She had a lively faith, ardent
zeal and great courage Philip died March
IS')') MM . . K l. l.....
io, i coo. i notion u prisoner, no nap
Your Obedient Servants,
PEIRCE & BREWER.
IJonohlUf'Autr. 2G, IU4I.
Imports into the Port of Ho-
nolulu, jvom August 18, 1U40, to Aups.
v lience. !
Month of K:i:ihilin:iiiii and the liberty rr
stored to christians by the intervention of JJn'totl
lli l niilicli r-niuii tt'riili li'iti rtut mi nnl i '
IIIU UMIIII vvrilfl.il III.1W j'UI Ull .IIV4
forever to the persecutions against the
Catholics. The vounu kimr did not show
pened to be absent, when, in July, 1 832, - ,im.f very favorable" to the Protestant
the kumus demanded ol the christian cap. I miistCls. March 15, 1833, he abolished
lives what was their resolution.
informed of what had passed, he said, j jIlg,iyi,tioii of the Methodists, and left ,w,,d'
If I had been present, I would have an- j ,lollc m Voice but those which punished Chil,-
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sueieu p.eusuie, piw-c uuuceur.j as murder, thelt and adullerv.
ri... i vv"i' t
s.or us, ro uiueaay our lauu, umcn is oi U(.,t, 5lt i)t.rlJ. lo a!hM1(J or ubandou the W..I,,,
God, it is necessary to take away hie." schools, and in a short time thev were nb Sec
Helena went to take poss( ssiou of heav- lli0st desert, d. It was ( asy to perci ive that Ish.nds
:en January 20. l3o. Lsther had pre- the maioritv of the natives were not rev',
ceded her, October 9, 183 1. nlly attac(.e"d to the heretical missionaries, :nU:
-.Notwithstanding the persecution, the ;idihat thev were HIowmI solely thron' I ,,,a'
i - . . r -1 i i t . i
i ii iir in k t1 in ii f k .ru at ihii on. i.
struction, and much zeal in lenehiuK to!b ;fii.,tr.,u .....t...... 'i
. HI"IHMlMltl Llit-IIMIKI .1.117 111 1. ..l "
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' .....! ...... ..I'll . r. i i- p P.. I
uimi miv oi uie ii.osi poLTIUI ChU IS, Oil .
the death of his daughter, catiseo" um .! Biver,
s:itious ceremoiiies to be performed, which
had been in use before the destruction of
Blue, bleached and un
bleached Cotton cloths,
Prints, lldkls, Crock
ery St glass ware, Hard
ware, Paints and Oil,
Sheathing Copper, Cold
age, Canvass, Flour,
Bread, Wines and Sniiits,
Iron, Sugar Mills, Lum
ber, etc., etc., - - - - -
Same aiticlcs generally,
as above, - -- -- -- -
( (I u
Peail Shells, and En
1 1 id's. Tallow, Sra
Ctter SUins, Scap, Cedar
I uinher, Jk.c., - - - - -
others what they had learned. Anion
those who made themselves as it were the
apostles of their brethren, Simon, Vale
rian, Lugenius and John Pacna distin
guished themselves by their earnestness
and their charity. John Paena had a pe
culiar talent for instructing the most ig.
norant. He was all on fire for that good
work. His-death, which' took place Au
gust 1, 1832, took awav from the faithful
a model of virtues. " I have full conli-
eence," the cateehist writes, that he (len
to the bosom of God with his baptismal
innocence. His loss will long be felt. If
friendship could have prolonged his days,
he would still have been in the midst of
us, laboring as formerly for the good of
the mission. The hope that he will inter
cede for us with God, consoles and ani
mates us. His last words were, Jems and
Jlary" Deprived of their pastors, the
Eugcnius died February 17, 1837, with
great sentiments of piety. Ho was buried
near the place where he had received bap
tism, as ho had expressed that desire.
Specie, - - - -Lumber,
inon, etc ,
Teas, Silks, Nnnkirs,
BltiH Cottons, Cutuj hr
Trunks, Rankin Ch th
ing. Also, Come Ci
gars ami Bice from Mua-ha,
Total imports for one year, -
Rrmarks. In the imports is inclu
paganism. It is true that, even amonjAChina,
.11.11 .i .. H '
me vainoiics, the piety ol some appeared!
to grow cold. A cateehist wrote, No,
vcmber 14, lodl: u Some of our poor
christians show, that they feel u little the
absence of the missionaries ; yet the great
er part of them hold out, and make them.
selves conspicuous by their good conduct.: l,fh rcliiindise only as has lc n pc-tuw'O
home ol our neoj)hvtes come four or five 1 ,anutH' J "ccunt bus l ei n n ude -leagues
to us, to learn the times of the1 W.iicl1 ha? Ik'C" ,.,r",,gl't Uvie ,U?a
fasts and festivals, which they ollerve "
uno mi eonying regularity," a particu
lar instance will show witlr what exact
ness they obeyed the laws of the church.
In 1833, a christian named Honorina, who
lived in a by-place, had begun her Lent
three weeks before tho others. When
informed of her mistake, she nevertheless
continued to fast till Easter ; and with so
much tho greater merit, as she was the
only Catholic in her district and in her
The amount of imports this year grcW
exceeds that of any former nu
Polynesian, Vol. l,No N. l ess p"'
llOWeVCr bain f vrlninrrrl lninl4 . nttintf 1
the prohibiti- n of the coasting node el (
lorma ny loreign vessels; mid inc i''".
trade to Nurfolk S(und havjnj; c oscd, '
consequence of tho Kmsinn- i,btinii'2
supplies direct from Europe. 'J rudo liJf'
amount of merchandise remains in first I1111"