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.1HE POLYNESIAN. 79 nil, and not of the cultivators. This gov ernment, an almost anomalous incident in hitory, while yielding peaceably its own powers, and sacrificing rights which the cus tom 'f centuries have made part and parcel ofthcir bone and muscle, and give to them the force of the laws of the Medea and Per sians, and at the same time endeavoring to prepare their people to appreciate the change, and in giving much, are also instruc ting them to cry for more. Had this revolu tion been violently effected, the consequen ces would have been disastrous in the ex treme; for the reaction of a people is always in proportion to their previous debasement, and the fruits of the tree of liberty plucked Mid swallowed in haste, like the young rogue that gorges himself with stolen plums until nausea seizes upon him, produces effects equally disgusting to a sane mind. The fair color and rich fragrance is for a while dimmed and overpowered by the vile odors arising ironi tnc vomit beneath. Hence, ninny, too impatient to await the action of a healthy atmosphere, in the the gradual ab sorption of the foul vapors, or their disap pearance before a fresh blast, judge of a cliango by its first . effects. That the Ha waiian nation should in some points misinter pret or abuse the spirit of their own laws, is ki be expected; like garments that require ong wearing, to set easily, years and expe rience will finally adapt them to their cir- kiunstonces. Some may say, that the liberty granted to he subject is altogether nominal, and that Void associations, and love or feur of a chief vill have more effect than laws. Perhaps jfjr a short time and in a few cases it may prove so, but that it is not so as a general ihing we have evidence already. One in lUncc will be sufficient to show the value the people begin now to attach to their per sonal rights. His Majesty, during his late isut to Kauai, wished to'trunsmit a message i another part of the island, and he was ompHled to hire men to execute the task. 'Thousands would have rushed to obey the )tlirhtest evnrcssion of a wish from hid father sr brother in their day, or himself two years Vnce, and neither spared life or limb. Hut lie sovereign is now bound to respect the Haws of his own making; he finds them too lowerful tor an imperial will. One of the most interesting features of the :ode is the interest manifested in education, md the enactments intended to secure the udiments of learning to all children This s in accordance with the spirit of the age, nd is worthy of imitation by governments hat esteem themselves far more enlightened ban this. Some profess to discern in this a uritanical spirit, a missionary legislation ... .i ....i .t.iLi t go It IS llie Seen ui iiiubhiihj CAciimns Much secured to.New England her present iilellectual superiority. A strong desire is also manifested to in roduce useful arts and productions among Jhe nation, and bounties are ottered to all ho shall make their time and talents bene- cial to the public; encouragements to in- ustry are also held out. The most objectionable traits are the ine- . . .l- l i c uality ot taxation, me uuiueu ui wmtn lough far less than formerly, still falls upon k poorest class, and the too general recog- jitian of fines for punishment, which has a ndency to set aside the moral purposes of ustiee, audio encourage on avaricious spirit n the part of the government, while it opens d . r of escape lor the wealtny criminal, nd is un'mst to the poor. Further legisla- liin will doubtles3 do much to remedy these vila. . v Last week tho annual examination of IchonU took place and passed off to the crcd- e believe, of both scholars and teacners. N Friday the parents gave the pupils a 1st, a la mode Hawaii. 1 he spot f jiect- was the mouth of the valley back of ach Bowl, and at 1 o'clock P. M. 1400 masters and misses in their best attire, marched w ith banners displayed, drums beat ing, fifes playing to the-field where the migh ty gastrionomic feat wis to be performed. Shawls, umbrellas, mats, extempore sheds, and every thing else tjfat could afford a shade, were erected to screen the devouring multi tude from the sun ahd occasional showers of rain, which howccrr were not sufficient to dampen their ardor, ih tile leant. What with mamas, papas, aunA, uncles, cousins, and loafers, some thousAd squatted down to baked dog, pig, fish, poi, and all the luxu ries of an Hawaiian palate, w hich disappear ed with a rapidity which bailies all calcula tion. His Maiestv the KinT. nnd her j j a, .... Highness Kekauluohi, and suites, with Cap tain Aulick of the Yorktown, the American Consul, and other guests dined by the invi tation of M3dMrsjCo()ke, with the young chiefs in a house prepared for that purpose. The young chiefs are making rapid progress in their English studies, and under the judi cious management of their teachers, bid fair to become well educated and intelligent men and women. y The sugar shipped by His Hawaiian Ma jesty to France via New York, per the Flo ra, lat year, was sent to Havre by the con signees, at the advice of eminent counsel in Ithe United States, to try the me aning of the clause of the French treaty which purports to grant reciprocity of commercial privile ges. Such was found not to be the case; the sugar paying the same duty as that from other countries, but the net proceeds of the sale, were as layorable as if it had been sold in New York. far more efficiently in the wotk assigned to her in the command of the Loid llpim jI paptr, Boston, Uppcn California An expedition is expected to leave Missouri in the course of a few months for Upper California. At a meeting held in Independence, Mo. on the 1st u!t. 63 individuals volunteered for the ex pedition, 19 of whom w ill take their families with them. Among the resolutions udopted by said meeting, are the following: lies lved, That our object in goingthcrc is that of peace and good will towards the peo ple and government of California, and our principal inducement for emigrating to that country, is, that we believe it, from the bo.-t information we have been able to procure, to be more conerihil to our interests and enjoyment than that of our present location. Jour, of Commerce, Mar. 30 1841. Tus French Government and Roman ism. The "Spirit of Missions," an Episco pal periodical, mentions that at Constantin ople 41 the French ambassador takes the Ro manist converts under bis special protection. Mr. Southgate well remarks, ' that the con nexion of the French government with the Romish church is becoming more and more a matter of notoriety; and it now bids fair t become one of the most remarkable feature in the movements of the age. . MAIfiIXE NEWS. sera. His Majesty and suite visited the York- town on the JOtli. and was received with a sa lute of "21 guns; the yards being manned al so on the occasion. When he lett, the crew gave him three cheers. tiLLLCTUD. " The Funeral was over the dead shov elled away. What a strange'thing it does seem, that, the very form which we prized so charily, for which we prayed the winds to be gentle, which we wrapped from the cold in our arms, from whose tootsteps we would have removed a stone, should be sud denly thrown out of 'sight an abomination that the eartti must not look upon u despi cable loathsomeness, to be concealed and to be forgotten! And this same composition of bone and muscle, that was yesterday so strong which men respected, and woman loved, and children clung to to day so la mentably powerless, unable to defend or pro tect those who lay nearest to its heait J its riches wrested trom it, its wishes spat upon, its influence expiring with its last sigh. A breath from its lbs making all that mighty difference between what it was and what it is! Balicer'a Aigi and Morning. PORT OF HONOLULU. arkivf.d. NsOct. 17, Dr. Parque Thames, London, 17 mos 3 JO bbls. I lO A ... CM T 1 X- IC, SI III. Ollip VJf'OrgU, J.UKU, IMiVi Bedford, J I mos 800 sperm. 20, ,Am, Ship Mercury, Gray, Ston ington, 0h mos'J60sp. ItyUO wh. 21, Am. Ship Bartholomew Gosnold, Kussel, New Bedford, 2 mos 1500 sperm. SA1IXD. Oct. 16, Am. Ship Mt Walloston, Rose, to cruise. 20, Arn. Ship Nautilus, Ellis, New Bedford. ltcviscmcts. Sandwich Islands Seldom has a more interesting application come before tlu com mittee, than that for an Episcopal clergy- man to he resiueni ai iioiiomiu. i ne rising importance of the place; the desire of the foreign residents (about forty families) for the services of the church; tho large amount of shipping to be visited and supplied with the Scriptures, Prayer Hooks, &c. for use dur ing their long voyages; the fact that, on the failure of health in the previous chaplain, the service of the church had been actually Commenced by the .American consul, a pious member of another denomination; and the pledge that one half the needful expense, (in all, $l.'00 per annum,) and a chapel and parsonage, would be provided on the spot, are sullicient evidence that the labors of a missionary of our church would be appre ciated and sustained in that group of islands, now under the influence of the gospel. Though, for evident reasons, such a measure may not fall within the province of the foreign committee, the appeal it is hoped, may re ceive cheerful response from some clergy man who may be prepared to enter upon tins lield, depending for his support upon some special provision in his behalf. Should it re ceive no answer, it will at least bear testi mony to the increasing call upon the church, from various parts of the globe, to engage Have just received by the Wm. Gray, a select assortment of Hard Ware, com prising Brass and Iron Padlocks, best Patent do., Chest, Cupboard, Drawer, Closet, unci Him Locks, Rim Latches, Mortice do., Best Strapp'd Nail Hammers, common do. do., Hand Fry Pans, Hanging do. do. Brick and Plastering Trowels, Brass trunk Nails, Turned Steel Pointed Marlin Spikes, caulking Irons, Mai king Irons, handcuffs, Mane Combs, (a new article) Cast Steel Rivetting Hammers, Patent Coach Wrenches, Carpenter's Pincers, Brad Awls, 1 Best Patent Malt Mill. Oct. 21st, 1841. FOR VALPARAISO. jffjfc, The Ship GLOUCESTER, S. Easterbrook master, will sail for the above port November 10th. For freight or passage please apply to Ladd & Co., or to the Master on board. Oct. 2, 1841. American & Foreign Agency, (For Agency and Commifsion Transactions.) 50 Wall Street, New York. AARON II. PALMER, Director New York, Moich 30, 1841. AUCTION. - On Tuesday next, October 2G, at 10 o'clock A. M. will t'C sold at the store of MARSHALL &, JOHNSON, a lot of Furniture, embracing 1 Mahogany, hair cloth sent Sofa, 1 doz. Cane bottom, irilt back Cbairr, Dining Tabic Small do. Secretary Writing Desk. Wardrobe. Closet. lariiC Looking Glass, fine Mattress, Koa Ciib, Camphor Chest. 2 Wooden do., Japanned Waiters, liri Ches's, knives, etc., Olass Ware, Iron Ware. Tin Ware, Crockery, Tubs, etc.. pets of Polynesian, Books, and a variety of other articles. ALSO . A Side Saddle Bridle Silver mount ed Mexican Saddle &c. &c. October 23, I 4 1. FRESH CORN BI&AL. By the Barrel, or less quantity, con stantly ou band and for sale by E. & H. GRIMES. Jan. 18. tf. AUCTION. On M o n d a y next, at 10 o'clock, at the Store of Marshall &. Johnson, will be sold at Public Auction, a variety of articles, comprising 150 pis Childrcns' Shoes, Men's and Ladies' do.,. Men's Boots, 45 Boxes Su jjrar Plums, Tea Pots and Pitchers, Glass Ware, Trunks containing Suspender?, Ribbons, Braid, Shawls, London, Fon irce, Lace and Gauze Hdkfs. and Scarfs, Laces, Edgings, Beltings, etc. die. But ter and Tickle Pots, Bonnets, Vermaeclli, Lemon Syrup, Stoughton's Bitters, Mus tard, Paint, Planes, Iron Pots, Iron hoop ed Pails, Brass do. do., Baskets, Ilingham Boxes, Castors, Toilet Glasses, Biscuit, and a variety of other articles. Terms made known at the sale. Marshall & Johnson, Auctioneers. October 21, 1841. HARD WARE. Brass Kettles. Files, Hatchets, Adzes, Axes, Ship and Broad Axes, Geiman Sil ver, Brittanna and Iron Tea and Table Spoons, Soup Ladles, Cork Screws, Pen and Pocket Knives, Razors, Scissors, Shears, Knives nnd Folks, Ivory Han dled ditto, in setts of 51 pieces, Sewing and Sail Needles, Mill, Pit, Cross-Cut, Hand, Pannel, Back and Key Hole Saw?, Wood Saws in frames, Steelyards, Patent Balances, ColRo Mills. Fry, and Sauco Pans, Elastic Slates, Toilette, Satira and Fancy Looking Glasses, Thermometers, Silver nnd German Silver Penril Cases, Trowels, Ship Scrapers, Chest, Draw and Door Locks, Paint, Floor, and Whitewash Brushes, Hooks and Eyes, Gimblels, Bitts and Braces, Patent and Common Augurs, Paste Blacking, Shaving Soap, Glue Pots, Tinned Tea Kettles, Copper Pumps, Shovels, Spades, Bench Planes, Plows nnd Moulding Tools, Butts, Hinges, Screws, Brads nnd Tacks, Blit.d and Sash Fastenings, etc. &c. For sale by LADD & CO. August 23, 1841. A Journeyman Printer. Inquire at this office. Oct. 1C.