Newspaper Page Text
THE POL Y NESi A N .
towards its individual members. Perhaps
the first view is nearer correct, as Mr. Brown
stated that if the decision was adverse to his
views he had another part to perform as a
Commissioner. That all this array and
studied speeching, this evading the real
question before the court, and substituting
complaints, reproaches and threats, on a
wide vorivty of topics, should have grown
out of simply the case of a sailor fined for
disturbing the public peace in a drunken
brawl, is quite inconceivable; or is only con
ceivable on the ground of the taste which
led on a former occasion, (and to which Mr.
Drown alluded, as will be found in the re
port,) to the selection of a most revolting
case for an exertion of diplomatic skill and
courtesy, which still remains unrivalled.
Hut though the reporter's notes will fail to
give a clear idea of the scene as it appeared
to spectators, yet a judgment of the manner
may he formed to some extent from the lan
guage employed, and it will remain for our
readers to determine whether either that or
the arguments adduced, are calculated to do
honor to the country which Mr. Brown rep
resents. Whether its long and continued
friendship, its generous treatment and careful
attention to the intero&ts of this weak nation
are suddenly to terminate at the option of an
individual, who whatever may be his inten
tions, has most signally failed in the cultiva
tion of friendship, and in securing the confi
dence of . individuals of cither official or
private standing. The violence of Mr.
Brown's remarks and charges against the
members of the court before which he ap
peared, in the anomalous situation of both
Counsel and Commissioner, as we shall
hereafter show from his own declarations,
varying his position to either standing, as it
suited his purpose, with all the shifting ease
of coloring of theJ chameleon, might under
some circumstances induce us to produce
further evidence of Mr. Brown's peculiar
hostility to this Govt. But wc shall refrain
at present from taking advantage of facts
within our possession, and trust to the judg
ment of our readers for the formation of a
correct opinion of the case, by an examina
tion of what he has adduced, in the way of a
charge or argument. His speech has em
bodied the sentiments of the opposition that
has existed or does exist towards this govern
ment. It is fortunate that so public an ex
position of them has occurred. Heretofore
an attempt has been made to deny the prev
alence of such views, but they arc now bold
ly avowed by the highest diplomatic author
ity, and countenanced by too many individ
uals for them to be passed over with the in
difference with which wo might otherwise
meet them, were they confined simply to
Mr. Brown, as counsel. By their real mer
its we propose to try them. Should the re
sult prove unfavorable to the government, it
must endure and correct; if otherwise, its
opponents will be found in the unenviable
position of cavillers without reason, and
revolutionists without reform.
But before entering upon these vexed
questions, it should be distinctly understood
that in dealing with the views and actions of
Mr. Brown as counsel, we are very far from
icvingthat they will be either entertained
or countenanced by the government of the
United States. They are to be attributed
rather to the strangeness of his temperament
and the bitterness with which he has been
found to pursue his personal enmities, by
which his diplomatic course has apparently
been greatly affected. The hostile influence
of late so zealously brought to impede and
disarrange the affairs of government, would
seem to have him for its abettor. The
native born Americans who arc now in the
ranks of the Hawaiiaus have lost none of
their " amor patriae," and they are as keen
ly sensitive as ever to whatever may a fleet
its good name; and when they see a course
pursued by her representative so diametri
cally opposed to the principles by which she
has been always governed in her intercourse
with this kingdom, so destructive to its wel
fare and so calculated to impede its further
advancement in that auspicious progress
which she has so beneficently fostered, and
when they perceive the ill-concealed joy of
the enemies and the deep regret of the
friends of America, at the present condition
of affairs, they are filled with humiliation at
such a spectacle for foreign nations. They
would implore a suspension of judgment on
that nation until all the facts and circumstan
ces arc revealed. We have some acquain
tance with public men in the U. S. and with
the generous feeling which there prevails
towards this kingdom, and it is not too much
to say, that although from previous know
ledge some such a result was feared by its
best friends, yet when the whole truth be
comes known, its indignation and justice
will be commensurate.
From Raiatea. Queen Pomare still remains at
Raiatea, living in a hut with none of ihe comforts and
luxuries of life, to which previous to her difficulties with
the Trench she had heen accustomed, about her. .She is
said, notwithstanding the air of melancholy which care
and grief has given her, to he Mill a handsome and inter
esting woman. Her misfortunes have certainly clothed
her with an interest in the eyes of the civilized world,
second to none which any of her more fortunate nnd
powerful sisters now possess. I'omnie's name and his
tory is almost as widely spread as Victoria's. The
officers of a vessel who lately called upon her, found her
quietly sewing amid her women.
The French hoisted the protectorate flag upon Raiatea
and the other leeward islands, hut the natives immediately
assembled and tore them down. They arc now assem
bled in full force, to the numher of several thousand men,
well provided with cannons, and determined in their
resolution to resist nny attempt made to extend French
authority over them. It seems not unlikely that much
bloodshed will yet ensue before affairs become settled.
The most rigid military police is established at Papeite,
and martial law still prevails. Night and day a strong
force perambulate the streets, and strong forts and block
houses have been built in tho rear of the town, to com
mand all approaches. Some seamen have been shot for
desertion to the Tahitians, and it is said Frenchmen are
yet to be found in their rank3.
Gov. Bruat is confined to tho house with the gout.
The U. S. brig Perry brings a few day's later dates
from Tahiti. The island still remains in a state of inqui
etude. We arc happy to perceive that the editor of L'Oceanie
Franchise has extracted freely from our columns, but we
wee quite unprepared to see our Mauna Hualalai dream
of the 2 1st Dec. quoted as a bona fide volcanic eruption,
causing "de grands dommages."
The Prussian whaler. Le Prussia, has arrived nt T.
hiti, the first of the nation that has ever appeared in these
Edm. De Oinoux, editor of L'Oceanie Francaise, has
recovered 100 francs of M. I.ucas, merchant, before the
court of Papeite, for defamation of character.
A French sailor, Tabre, of L'Uranie frigate, accused of
desertion to the Tahitians, was shot on the 4th of Jan.
Likewise four others condemned, are to be sent to
France, where their fate will be determined by the king.
The late comet was noticed at Tahiti.
Much lightning and considerable thunder passed over
tho town on the ?th and Sth inst., lasting for a longer
time than we have ever noticed before, but unaccompanied
by much ruin.
We had the pleasure of examining at the palace recent
ly a model, about three feet long, of a Chinese war-junk,
brought from China and presented to His Majesty by
Capt. Checver of the Am. schooner Hannah It is a
very curious oflliir to one unaccustomed to the naval ar
chitecture of the Celestials, Brass guns are mounted
in the bow and stern on platforms, and the exposed
sides are defended by matchlocks on swivels, shields,
nnd lances. Both oars nnd sails are used to propel the
vessel, which i very sharp nt the bow und full aft, and
contrary to our models, drawing less water there than
Mr. Jones' excellent nddress before the II. T. A.
Union, Feb. II, ult., is published in the last No. of the
Rumors of various kinds are rife about town. We
have been so long without news from Europe and the
U. S. that the public have become big with expectation,
and impatient with waiting. We quote a few of the fly
ing reports of the day, for the benefit of our out of town
readers, not vouching for the genuineness of the stuff
j from which they are manufactured. First ; there has
bce:i u light between the French nnd English at Tahiti
this is in circulation among the natives here. Among
other matters, we are told that the whaler South America
has put into Muzatlan, and may soon be expected with a
mail. Com. Sloat was at that port in Jan. in tho Snvan
nah. An American whaler, after lying there three week3,
sniled for Maui, without bringing any of the many letters
there waiting for the good people heie. If true, her
captain must have a most stoical indifference to the news
longings of our community. Perhaps he has never felt
himself tho want of tidings from "home." Mr. and Mrs.
Bingham are not to leave this fall for Honolulu. The
former London Pocket ship Montreal, Capt. Snow, sailed
from New York early in Oct. (supposed for Boston to
load for this port.) Two vessels from Boston may be
expected here this spring. Enough for the present.
S1IIP1M NJ 1NTE LLIG E N C E
FOR THE PORT OF HONOLULU
March 7 Am. whale-ship Splendid, Fordham,
Cold Spring 8 months; 300 whale, 2500 lbs. bone.
March 10 Am. whalc-ship Thames, Bishop, Sag
Harbor 19 months; 1600 whale. Off and on.
U. S. Brig Perry, Paine; Society Islands Feb. 15.
March 12 Am. whale-ship St. Peters, Foster,
New Bedford 29 months; (ioo sperm. Fr. wh.-ship
Adcle Luhis, Havre 7 months; 300 whale.
March 14 Am. whale-ship Herald, iNlavhew,
New Bedford 20 months; 500 sperm, 100 whale.
March 8 U. S. Frigate Brandy wine, Com. Par
ker; for Tahiti. Eng. ship Ncpaul, Ewing; Sitka.
Hilo, Feb. 3 Arr. yesterday, wh.-ship Trident,
Black, New Bedford 20 months; 2400 whale oil
last from California.
StpAll persons having1 demands upon
the Estate of George Wilkinson, late
f Honolulu, deceased, are hereby no
tified to present the same to the under
signed, within six weeks from the date
ot this notice, in order to enable the
undersigned to settle the n flairs of said
deceased. All persons indebted to the
late Georpe Wilkinson are also pre
tnonished to make immediate payment.
Exec, of the last Will of Uto. Wilkinson, dee.
Dated 12th March, 1845.
570 na men a pan i aie aku ai ka
Wsiiwai o George Wilkinson, ka mea i
make no Honolulu iho nei, e hele mai
lakou imtia o na mea i kakauia malalo
nei iwaena o na hebedoma eono mai
keia la aku, e hiki ai in maua ke hoopo
nopono i ka waiwai o ka mea i make.
A o na mea n pan i aie mai i ua George
Wilkinson, e pono hoi lakou ke uku
Na Luna hooponopono i ka hooilina o G. Wilkinson.
Kakaui, 12 Maraki, 1845. 6w
In Chancery Order No. 9.
rcrThe ascertained creditors of the
Estate of William French and Francis
John Giieenway, are notified to appear
before the undersigned Chancellor, ot
his Chambers in the Fort of Honolulu,
on Friday the 21st. day of March now
current, at 10 o'clock A. M., to receive
their respective pro-rata shares of a
dividend of the realized assets of said
Estate then and there to be declared.
Given under my hand, nt Honolulu,
this 10th day of March, 1845.
Ma ka Hooponopono Knnawni.
Olelo Keiu 9.
tC30 ka poe a pau ua maopopo ka
aieo ka waiwai o William French a
me FitANf-.s John Greenway ia lakou, c
hele mai lakou imua o ka mea i kakauia
malalo nei, o ka Lunakanawai hoopo
nopono knnawni ma ko'u hale ma ka
Papu o Honolulu, ma Feraide ka la 21
o Maraki nei, hora 10 o kakahiaka, e
loaa ia lakou ko lakou haawina, e like
me ka hooponopono a me ke ana hoi o
ke dala loaa mai, e hoakakaia ana ma
laila. Kauia ko'u lima ma Honolulu i ka la
10 o maraki, 18 (5.
JUST received, per "Nepaul," "Hull," and
" Hannah," and for sale, on liberal terms, by
PATY&CO. : 3
5 bales English Long Cloths super article; 6
bales do. blue Cottons 38 inch; 4 bales do. brown
Cottons very fine; 2 caeca China blue Cottons;
3 cases English bluo Drills; 1 caso English Prints;
1-2 case fancy col'd Sarsnets; 1 caso blk Sinchews;
1 case blk silk Hdkfs.; 10 ps. "soft" wh. Muslin
52 inch, very fine; 50 ps. narrow black Ribbons;
Superfine w hite Flannel; 40 doz. men's Half Hose;
20 lbs. Stono Blue for linen; 50 groce suspender
and strap, metal nnd bone Buttons; 150 lbs. Linen
Thread; 40 doz. hand-saw Files, Locks, Butts, &c.
Silver Ware; table Furniture, &c. Also, for sale
4000 bi. brown Sugar, good quality; 400 galls.
Molasses; Sperm Oil; Cider Vinegar; 2000 ft. pino
Boards; Preserved Meats and Vegetables, in cans;
6 prs. splendid silver plated Candlesticks with ex
Honolulu. March 12. 1H4.V tf
TTP ECEtVED and for sale by E. & II. GRIMES,
Jill 10 boxes clay Pipes, 8 boxes honey dew
Tobacco, 12 do. manufactured do., 10 boxes (20 lbs.
each) family Soap, 40 boxes Harrison Soap, 6 cases
sewed Brogans, 4 cases pegged do., 15 doz. Look
ing Glasses, 12 Measuring Tapes, 50 ps. Moscheto
Netting, 100 galls. Spirits Turpentine, 60 galls.
English Linseed Oil (boiled), 4000 lbs. extra No. 1
White Lead, 500 lbs. green Paint, 10 cans Verdi
gris, 10 cans black Paint, 30 kegs yellow Paint, 20
bbls. Beef, 6 doz. Copal Varnish, 6 bbls brightCo
pal Varnish, 3 bbls, Cider Vinegar, 24 groce metal.
Brace Buttons, 20 reams Wrapping Paper, 20 rma
Linen Writing Paper, 10 bbls. roasted and ground
Coffee, 6 doz. pit and cut Saws, 20 doz. do. do. do.
Files, 50 doz. Plates, Hams, Cheese, 10 casks
Sherry Wine, 24 casks Madeira do., 20 casks old
Port do., 10 casks Ale, 2 doz. Axes. (fl5tf)
House nnd Sign Painting,
THE subscriber would respectfully inform the
citizens of Honolulu, that he has established
himself in this town, and w ill be happy to attend to
their calls in his profession. By punctuality, and
ftiict attention to business, he hopes to merit and
receive a share of tho public patronage.
JCpN. B. His shop is in the immediate vicinity
of John Voss'a cabinet-making establishment.
J. II. WINKEL.
Honolulu, March 1, 1843. tf
Dissolution of Copartnership.
THE Copartnership heretofore existing under
tho firm of SINCLAIR & CO,, is, by mutual
consent, this dav dissolved.
ICTN. B The business will in future be carried
on (nt the old stand) by JOHN BARKER.
Honolulu, Feb. 18, 1815. (3wMl)
RECEIVED per the English ship Ncpaul,"
and for sale by E. & H. GRIMES :
120 pieces Long-cloth, 200 pieces English Prints,
40 pieces Orange Prints, 2 cases Drill, 100 lbs. Linen
Thread, 20 doz. cotton Hose, 3 doz. Day & Martin's
Paste Blacking, 60 Sad Irons, 100 galls. English
boiled Oil. mg
JUST received, per brig " Bull," and for alc
by E. & II. GRIMES
4 cases Silks and Satms, 12 cases blue Cotton,
24 Writing Desks, 6 Dressing Cases, 15 Rattan
Chairs, 70 lolling do., 6 nests figured camphor wood
Trunks, 12 pieces red Hdkfs., 60 pieces blue silk do,
India Rubber Suspenders, 50 tubs Sugar Candy.
DOCTOR C. F. WINSLOV, from the United
States, having established himself u permanent
resident at Lahaina, (Maui,) offers his services to
those persons who visit that port, in need of Medi
cal or Surgical attendance.
Lahaina, Maui, Nov. 30, 1844. 6m
Registry of Vessels.
OFFICIAL Report on the Registry of Vessels
in tho Hawaiian Islands. Printed by order
of Government. Honolulu, 1844. Just issued, and
for sale at this office. Price, 25 cents. nl6
TO be had at this Office, (price 50 cents,) copies
of tho "Correspondence between H. II. M.
Secretary of State and the United States' Commis
sioner, in tho case of John Wiley, an American
citizen." Government Press, Honolulu. nil
For Sale at this Office,
A FEW COPIES ONLY, of the "Averagk
Adjustment in the case or American
Bhiuantine Lafayette." Government Press,
Honolulu, 1844. Price 25 cts. (tf) J4
Stornge to be Let.
THE RECEIVERS of the Estate of William
French and F. J. Greenway, offer to let cer
tain Rooms, Sheds, and Yard room, in the premises
lately owned by J. Dudoit, Esq., now owned by
said Estate. tf Dec. 14.
Horse for Sale.
FOR SALE, A good saddle HORSE, suitablo
for u lady or gentleman has been rode by
both. A superior English Saddle, saddle cloth,
and bridle, and accoutrements, can go with him,
if desired. Apply at this office. (coptf ) f 8
RINTED BILLS OF LADING for sal at
this office. tf
FF1CIAL REPORT on the existing HARBOR
LAWS. Gov't press. Price 25c. m8
ABOUT 200 superior Bullock HIDES, for sale
by tho Receivers of the Estate of French &
Grtcnway. tf Ml
Wanted to Purchase,
A FIRST RATE GIG HORSE;. Also, a saddlo
Horse, suitable for a lady, sound, gentle, and
of good action. None but the beat animals need
bo offered. Apply at this office. (f!5tf)
Pine nnd Cedar Shingles,
Feb. 1. 7 tf
PINE and Cedar Shinclcs.
for sale by
E. & H. GRIMES.
iTJ.001) COMPOSITORS can find constant em-
pioymcnt at this office JCpExtra pay ai-
C . W . VI N CENT,
HOUSE CA RP ENTER $ JOINER,
HAS on hand, for sale 2000 feet clear No. 1
A. pino 1 1-4 Plank; 6000 feet do. do. 1 inch;
li.ooo feet No. a, 1 inch; 1000 Lights of Sashes (ass'd)j
3a pairs of Blinds do.j 30 pannelled Doors do.j 12 Door
Frames do. 20 Window do. do.
rVHmiuj.G and Jodbino on reasonable terms, at the
Honolulu. November 2. .