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T. H POLYNESIAN.
SELECTED.
Pr.ru i.s of South Ska Wiiamno. " Well,
we had waited aliout half ni limir, when we
saw a waill'ut the; tua-it-lieud of the ship; we
knew that it wa.-J to duett our attention to
some other point, fc wo looked round the
horizon, und perceived that there was a
' school ' of youn hulls, aliout three miles
from us. We were four boats in all; and
the firit mate doired my limit and another
to go in chase of them, while he remained
with the other two, for this old whale to come
us again. Well, off wc went, and soon
came up with the school. They arc the
most awkward part of whale-fishing; forthdy
nrc savago, Tnd moreover, easily 'gallied,'
that is, frightened, I picked out one, and
tried to come up with him; but he was very
shy, and at last he raised his head clean out
of the water, and set off at the rate often
miles an hour, this showed he was aware of
danger. I had just thought of giving him
up and trying for another, when he suddenly
turned round and came right towards the
boats. , That we knew meant mischief; but
in coming towards us ho passed close to
the other boat, and the steersman gave him
the harpoon right into him. This made him
more savage, and he stood right for my boat,
ploughing up the sea as he rushed on. I
was already in the bow with the harpoon, and
the men were all ready with their oars to
pull back, so as to keep clear of him. On
ne came; and when his snout was within six
feet of us, we pulled sharp across him; and
as we went from him 1 gave him the harpoon
deep into the fin. Starn all!" was the cry,
as usual, that we might be clear of him.
He sounded ' immediately that is. down
he went head foremost; which was what we
were afraid of, for you see we had only two
hundred fathoms of line in each boat v anil
having both harpoons in him, we could not
bend one to the other in case he sotinded
deep, for sometimes they go down perpen
dicular, and take four lines, or eight hundred
fathoms, with them; so we expected that we
should this time lose the whale as well as
our lines, for when they were run outwp
must either cut or go down with him. Well,
the lines ran out so swift, that we pured wa
ter on them that they might not fire, and wo
thought it was all over, for the lines were
two thirds out, and he was going down as
fast as ever, when all of a sudden he stopped.
We were hauling in the slack lines, when
we saw him rising again about a quarter of
a milo off It was a hurrah, for we now
thought we had him. Off he set with his
nose up, right in the wind's eye, towing the
two boats at the rate of twelve miles an hour;
our 6tems cleaving through the sea, and
throwing nfTtho water like a plume of feath
ers on each side of the bows, w hile the sun's
rays pierced through the spray and formed
bright rainbows We hoped soon to tire
him, and to be able to haul in upon our lines,
so as to get near enough to give him our lan
ces; but that was only hope, as you'll hear.
Of a sudden he stopped, turned round, and
made right for us, with his jaws open; then
all we had to do was to balk and give him
the lance. He did not seem to have made
up his mind which hoat he would attack; we
were pretty near together, and he yawed at
one and then at the other. At lat he made'
right for the other boat; and the boatsteerer.
dodged him very cleverly, while he pulled
up to him, and put the lance up to the stock
into his side. He made a plunge as if he
was going to sound again; and as he did so,
with his flukes he threw our boat into the
air a matter of twenty feet, cutting it clean
in half, and one of the boat's thwarts came
right athwart my m,se, and it never has been
straight since. Poor Jack.
t.
A & c r t s c m c n 1 s .
JY OTICB.
The Partnership of the late firm of
HENRY PATY & CO. has expired by
the decease of Mr Henry Patv, one of
the partners.
The undersigned will assume the re
sponsibilities and continue the business of
the late partnership under the same firm
(Henry Paty & Co.) for the present, un
til its affairs can be adjusted, when notice
will be given of a change in the firm.
JOHN PATY
EU Sot Tl WORTH.
WILLIAM PATV.
Honolulu, Aug. 3th, 1841.
Have on hand and for sale at low prices
the following articles, viz:
23 Cases 4-4 blue Cottons of the best
dye and fabric.
4-4 Chickopce Cottons, bleach
ed.
Bleached Cotton Drill
Satin Jeans
Ticking .
30 Dolts Am. Cotton Duck
2 Cases Merrimack blue Prints
Orange Prints
Furniture Chintz
Marseilles Quilts
Cotton Thread
Pink Cambric
20 Bales 4-4 Brown Cottons
4 3-4 do. do,
3- " do. Drill
I " Scarlet Flannel
1 " Russia Sheeting
4 Bolts Brus'jins Canvass
18
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5
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20
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Duck
5 Cases Prints, assorted colors
10 Boxes Muscat Wine
100 Demijons, 5 galls.
85 pair Venitian Window Blinds
90 Window Frames, sashes, &c.
GO Kegs White Lead
100 Molasses ShooUs
75 Bales Am. Leaf Tobacco
15 Bbls Tar
5 " Bright Varnish'
1 Box PviHe Powder in cannisters
50 Kegs Powder
2 ) doz. Swaim's Panacea
5 Bbls. Linseed Oil
20 doz. Olive Oil
40 " tin boxes Seidlitz Powders s
2 Bbls. Spirits Turpentine
1 Case Friction Matches
300 Boxes Am. Soap i ,
10 Boxes Pipes
20 Sides Sole Leather
2 Patent "
25 Ox. Bows 25 doz. Axe Handles
also
Sheathing Copper viz.
1 Case 26 oz.
24 oz.
22 oz.
20 oz.
18 oz.
16 oz.
80
90
100
100
100
100
I A
sneets
570 sheets
3 Kegs Sheathing Nails
30 Coils Manila Rope, assorted sizes
50 Indian barrels White and Sicily Ma
deira Wine
36 Qr. Casks Pale Sherry
8 Indian bbls. Burgundy Port.
July 10, 1841. tf.
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Li.ED &, CC.
have for sale
20 bales Domestics.
K) cases do.
59 Blue Cottons.
4 " Blue Dri.ls
' '-I bales Brown Drills.
4 " btriped fchutings.
G cases Fancy do.
Ueavei teens.
.Moleskin.
Plaids.
Silk Umbrellas.
Cotton do.
Prints.
Printed Pongee Ildkfs.
1 1 cases Cotton lldkts.
9 " Kiheis.
55 Blue Nankin.
8 " Assorted Dry Goods.
9 Drab Hats.
3 " Thread.
5 packages Hard Ware.
50 Kegs iSails.
4 Casks Soap Stone Furnaces.
2U doz. Cast Steel Wood Axe.
I Cotton Ginn.
3 cases Brushes.
10 41 Boots and shoes.
Bars and Bundles assorted Iron.
5 do Shovels.
1 cask Cart Boxes. '
8 bundlei Spike and Nail Rods.
5 boxes Tin plates.
. 20 b. Its Canvass.
30 pieces light Ravens Duck.
t9 coils Cordage.
20 doz. Carolina Hoes.
3 cases Looking Glasses.
9 Assorted Fancy articles.
2 u Books, late publications.
100 barrels Pilot Bread.
22 hhds Navy do.
5J5 boxes Soap.
1 cask Glue.
50 boxes Window Glass.
26 packages Crockery Ware,
b " Glass do?
2$ barrels Tar and Pitch.
6 casks assorted Paints.
63 kegs English White Lead.
40 " do. Black Paint.
500 Gallons Paint Oil.
"100 boxes Spanish Cigars.
1 keg Superior Tobacco.
(j tubs Spices.
5 casks nice.
5 baskets Olive Oil.
I bale Corks.
10 kegs Fancy Biscuit.
1 case Macaroni,
1 4 Tapioca.
8 doz. Chairs.
. 3 cases Stationery. .
4 hhds. Tin Ware.
8 44 Hollow Ware..
138 Reams Wrapping Paper.
S!0 41 Writing- do. . ' .
Honolulu, slug ."Jj '1811.
B. Pitman & Son,
Have for sale on reasonable terms, viz.,
English and American Prints. Ginghams.
Printed Muslins. White, Brown and Blue
Cotton Drill. White and Brown Linen
Drill. Bleached and Unbleached Cottons.
Cambric, plane and Figured. Swiss Mus
lin. Lace Edgings, lnsertings. Fancy
Gauze Hdkfs. and Scarfs. White Veils.
Garniture. Silk. Satin. Velvet and Belt
Ribbons. Wound Wire. ' Furniture Chints.
Hamilton ' Stripes. Bonnet Wreaths'-and
Flowers. Ladies and Gentlemen's Hosiery.
Gloves. Satin Neck Stocks. Nankeens.
Pongee Colored Hdkfs. Grass Cloth. Cot
ton Hdkfs. Needles. Tins. Spool Cot
ton. Thread. Buttons. Suspenders. Ready
Made Clothing. YVickyarn, Sic., &tc.
GROCERIES,
Molasses. Sugar. Lamp Oil. Tea.
Flour. Meal. Dried Apples. Raisins.
Citron. Prunes. Tamarinds. Pickles.
Vinegar. Nutmegs. Mace. Allspice. Cin
namon, Cloves. Ginger. Sage. Pepper.
A ustard. Hone. Tobacco. Cigars. Pipes.
SnufT. Soip. Sallud Oil. Olives. Lem
on Syrup. Porter. Pale Ale. Stoughton's
Elixir. Wines, &c.
SUNDRIES.
Boots and Shoes Writing Ink. Shoe
Ulacking, Arrow Root. Epsom Salts.
Bench Planes. Bi ace and Bitts. Chisels.
Fish Hooks. Combs. Sauce and Fry Pans.
Iron Squares. Screws. Nails. Axe Han
dles. Axes. Adzes. Hatchets. Writing
Paper. . Blank Books. Quill. Corks, Sic.
Generally on hand a good assoitiueut of
Crockery, Glass, and '1 in Ware.
Honolulu, Dec. 5, 1840.
tf.
Have for sale, at their plantation, at Wai
luku, East side of Maui, a quantity of supe
rior WHITE SI GAR, not inferior to the
best imported Loaf Sugar. Also, WHITE
SYRUP, a superior article for family use.
For the information of Merchants and oth
ers trading to these Islands, they would state,
that they are enlarging their business, hav
ing now lot) acres of Sugar Cane under cul
tivation, and in the course of the next sea
son will have .'50 acres. By the 1st of De
c ember next, they will have a lanrc lot of
BROWN SUGAR for sale, on as reasonable
terms as can be ottered by any other (inn
May 'J9th, 1841. tf
FRESH CORN MEAL.
By the Barrel, or less quantity, con
stantly on hand and for sale by
E. & H. GRIMES.
Jan. 18. tf.
Have for Sale, which they offer
reasonable terms :
20 Doz. Port Wine
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25
10
20
10
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5
5
25
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Sherry do.
S. M. do.
Claret do.
Raspberry do.
Sarsaparilla Syrup
Lemon Syrup
Assorted do.
Stoughton's Elixir
Boxes Assorted Teas
Also Just received
v 3 Lady's Splendid Riding Saddle
. 50 Patent Leather Head Stalls. '
April 21. tf
COPARTNERSHIP.
an.,, c.i i n..
i lie kjuiisciiuvis lunpi-ciJUiiy give noticd
that they have formed a Copartnership un-
dcr the firm ot
MARSHALL & JOHJffSOX,
for the purpose of transacting a general Mer.
cantile business at this place. And ih?
also offer their services as Auctioneers.
Honolulu, May 23, 1641.
J. F. B. MARSHALL
FRANCIS JUH.NSOX
-L TIMBER, &,C.
5000 Feet Am. Pine Boards.
1000 44 California Pine Timber.
5000 Cakes California Soap.
2000 Pounds Tahiti Sugar.
4500 Damaged Hides and Pieces.
25 Reams Wrapping Paper.
For Sale by
HENRY PATY & CO
June 16th, 1841.
" SLkME ASTXB
BAKERS FROM CAKTOX
Good people all walk in and buy,
Of Sam & Mow, good cake and pi
Bread hard or soft, for land or sea,
"Celestial" made; come buy of we.
June 15. tf.
JAJbl, An Lver Pointed Silver Ped
cil Case, and a one bladed Roger's Pel
Knile. Also A Silver Pen and Eie
pointed Pencil, complete in one case. Ti
finder will confer a favor by leaingthe
at this Office. ' 3v.
For Sale.
2 Boxes Loaf Su;ar,
5 Baskets Olive Oil,
2 Boxes assorted Spices,
Lot Willow Baskets,
Earthen Jars,
by B. PITMAN it HON.
May 22, 1841. tf.
Terms of the POLYNKSI AN.-0i
A WttKLV PAPtR FUBLlS. in ON A TV UN
For the 1'ioprietor and Etliior
Subhcription. Eight Dolling jei ninun
ble half. yearly in advunce; half jcar.lobr 1"
quarter, Two Dollars Fifty Cents; Kinjjlc iIit
cents.
Advertiiing. )p 2, 25 for three iiwitk"
MJiiuie; tony cents foi eutli c oniiiii.i.i usM' f
half and ecu than a tquaie, J . 1, 75 for I in "V
lions.nnd 3(, cents for each uf.cr iiitei t ion.
stjuaie.j:!, To for first thiee iiiMMiioi.s m
for each succeeding inn'riion. ( mcis, i o'fVV
or murrijiKes ineried only as advertitrn rut", '
on the above terms, excepting when defied
tcr of charity.
Terms or Vear'lv ADVERTisiNG-ft"r,i!
limited, $40 per annum: hiilf.vi-uilv $; ,0'
quantity not exceeding half a roli.n.n, l'a"!1
fy JI. The privilege of yeaily iidcMiKMS'oi
ited to their own immediate business, unlet tO !'
agreement to the contrary.
Aoswts. For Maui, Mr. J. 13. Vonplifif If .
For California, Mr T. A. Larkm. u
rey. . Vi
For Society, and other Southern ij
Muter. Shew fc Grty.
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