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ViiJ ',M WMat n,il(M; ra" "- Merchant"
civ that their privileges there will, ut no re-
'.nnpiinl, heroine as valuahle as those
ctiiovcl hy the French here; when he de
.irc! that the duties in France on Sandwich
blaiuk produce arc nearly prohibitory Has
lP received notice that their protective poli
cv U to erase. And that the products of
tliPe islands are to he received duty free,
orat per cent? Unless this take place,
,!lt.jr commercial privileges can m ver equal
(1)S( enjoyed hy the French here; for, such
a he declares nearly prohibited, are the vc
rv cointnoilities, and the only commodities',
ll'icv have, or will have, to send to France
fr a market.
-tni. says your correspondent, "because
France chooses not to grant this people the
same commercial privileges claimed for her
own subjects, iss, that great and gloiious
niti"!i, t he hranded with the vile epithet of
ThU v;i the lai'dnaVst ml of;!!!."
Mi. l'Mitor, the above is a grave question,
ami I should like your advice in answering
ji. And in order to get at the? real merits of
.t;;tMiirMion, without being dazzled hy any
tiii.r: ''irreat" or "glorious," let us suppose
ai'usc. S-ippose yourself, Mr. Fditnr, to
? Mcram'nilati'jp; the streets of this n m-dc-yA
city, in the silent hour of night, a!. vie
av.l ua.a-i'teeted. Suddenly your pa! h is ob-ni.-tcd
hy t!ie giant form of one who nc
(: :; von in the language of "peace" and
We should hesitute to apply the term pi
al to any action emanating from a nation
so distinguished for Gallantry as the French.
!et the proceeding resembles nothing we
have ever read or heard of but the huctanccr
ing practice of by-gone times. Call it by
jwhat name we may, nothing is more certain
l than that such an unwarrantable, agression
Treaty under consideration. And what will
the end be? An impetuous torrent cannot
be arrested midway in its downward course.
Who docs not desire a return of those
peaceful times which existed before the or
ccnntroduction of that peace-destroyer,
ardent spirits? Who does not desire the
on an unofi'onding and defenseless people j perpetuation of that yearly trade, which wil
! will leave an mdelhble sUin on the reputation 1 :,.. i i . -i m i
of France " ' i inevitably be driven, in a considerable de
Thus you see, Sir, that the conduct of the
French is "branded" with the epithet of
"buccaneering " which every man of com
mon sene knows to mean neither more nor
less than "niraa::" and this, not bv -
idcnl" but by the editor of the London
'Times; .and wc might add, by others, whom
we could quote, were it necessary,
j 1 would not, for a moment, apply so objec
tionable an epithet to France, till it was cer
;t;;iu she approved of conduct deserving the
j appellation. And if the other powerful gov
lornmonis of Furope or America were guilty
i of such conduct, ''the blood of indignation
would mantle into my cheeks" with equal
- volume, and would equally call forth my rep
j rchrnsion and condemnation. It is such op
pressive injustice that. I would "brand" wher
ever it occurred; and to assert that an e.v
; ailed name should shield, either an individual
or a government from the censures of an
indignant public, is most "ridiculous cx-
giee, from our own to more peaceful har
bors, so soon as it is known that ardent spir
its are freely imported here? We are per
suaded that not onlv "A Merchant." but the
merchants, would all consult their own inter
ests, by ceasing toimport so fruitful a cause
of poverty, crime, and discord, as aident
Rut enough f r the present. We shall
ever feel it a duty to expose injustice and
oppression; especially, when attended with
consequences so injurious to the best inter
ests of tin; community. And the forcing
of ardent spirits upon t.'iis nation against
their will together with almost everv other
requirement of the Treaty in question, is
stu b a manifest violation ui'rilif, that every
good citizen and well-wisher to the nation is
called upon to bear his testimony against it.
- 1 remain, dear sir,
Sept. d,IIaw. Sch. Paalua, Lahaina.
" Oj Br. Rrig Clementine, Bowbys, Haw.
For Kfew York.
The fine New Ship Lausanne,
jffiYrtfct lol,r hundred tons burthen per
r&i-.viit register, J. Spalding, Master,
will sail direct for New York, on or about
the loth of October. For freight or passage,
apply to the Master or to
PEIRCE & BREWER.
on i s.
You converse awhile togetk-
f; i:i apparent confidence, till, when about
t separate, he desires you to give hi;n your
pn-ic, c.iat and hat! You, of course, ob
j". ! to so absurd a demand, and remonstrate
na is injustice. You tell him it is not for
v.ur iu!u'isl to yield a compliance to his re-
ji sf, thus exposing your person to the
1 i:aj)s of a night air. He manifests impa-
ti' ;i v at your delay; and seems surprised
tliat any other than his oien interest i should
lo consulted. Feeling' yourself pinched no
ia a corner, you olfer him your nurse, in
ii 'pes that this will sat isly him; but failing
lx'ie. you add your hat. This only irritates
laai the more, 'and he now begins to show
hU'.nie character. lie "insists" on all three.
or turn ; and at the same time gives you to
understand, that unless you are pretty quick
a:"nit it, you will not only have to go home
without hat, coat and puise, but sans culolle.
also. And to save yourself lrom being
' L'uh cd down at a swallow," vou yield to
Now tin's, Mr. Editor, is about the sort of
a treaty of which we complain; and the as-
ut of this government, wc are told, was
vrv much like your assent in the case sup
P''1. Will yon have the goodness to call
t'J transaction by its right name.
as it a mere justifiable desire to secure
own interests; and which honest men
wii! approve? Or was it an unjustifiable iu-l'"':,,iiu-nt
of your rhrhts, which your weak
nf,s alone compelled you to submit to; and
W i''h all honest men will condemn?
IV my part, I confess that, bad it been a
'"I transaction, "t)e blood of indignation"
uniihlhave "mantled into my cheeks when
Ir-aJ it!" and I should have
t "TJ.'k ahul, to own niypclf a man,"
. for a inoinotit J could have thought there
Wa,i im individual in the community who
'A,l,!l have taken ofiense at hearing the thing
r"'W lj its right name.
The term "robber," is, truly a Wfc epithet.
But tho term is not more vile than the con
(!,tl1 hich merits it. And he who would not
r'"(W himself obnoxious to the charge,
Jn"l'l he cautious how he wrests, unlawful
tf' froin others, w hat does not belong to him.
Whether the "great" and "glorious" re
P'Uiitionof I'rancc is to shield her nublic
iu,s fi'ni investigation, and from being
''"n,tar s they merit, I think there will
f nt one voice in the community in deci
On this subjeet hear what the Editor
M thc Loudon Times sava:
W! feel particularly obliged to Messrs.
Feirce cc i)rewer, (and no doulit the public
It wil! ho asuHloient answer tutho closing, will echo t!:e sentiment) for their attention
Sote, of your correspondent,) place it in furnishing for cur columns, t!ie Ocmmcr-
in pixtapo,;tr n with i!ie "Article," the ' cial Statistics of the Sandwich Islands. Such
meaning of which it professes to give. Hero j communications are of great general inter
hey. aie, j est, and will be read with much attention,
Xoir. Since the! Art. Cth. French both here and abroad. The incrciisin-r
above was written a ' merchandises or those ; nno,mt (Io!ue,,ic 0.M)orts is an unauswera-
(o.nversati on with the known to be rench i . , : . . ,. , ,
i ..., i 1 ii i , : me aigumeut to t bose irmivu 11:1 s who are
i-rench (onsul has i produce, and particu-1 v ...
been held, relative toilarlv wines and coax j 0Vtr l,r(,(i"'lj:';: ruin ol Hawaii, and la
tin; proper construe-, ilcr'ics (brandy ) can-! nicnting over the " good old times when they
tiou or interpretation ' not !e prohibited, and first came to the Islands." The whole doc-
:of Article nth of the ; shall not pay an im
Tre aty and I am an-1 port duty higher than
thoried to say, that : o per cent, ad valorem.
he does not question '
the right of this government to levy and col
lect any duty it pleases on all French mer-
' C 1 1 fl Mil I JO llli1 I tj wllii(tkii u.t'n.rt ,..,)
vrrnUd nmvi,,,! fl,. lihn ,ll!M nrn W,inc "MW1 11 SU,'.llrt th("' t() 1,11
I I f .'. I - ... ....... ...... v., ...v i ,.,
ument gives a very clear and concise idea
of the amount of business done here, and of
what it consists, and we hope it will be con
Our readers will find on the last page
T) bales ' Urown Cotton, Nashua Mills.
S bales 1-1 Rrnwn Cotton, Tremont do.
3 bales 1'rown Drilling, do. do.
I case $ White do. do. do.
1"; cases 1-1 JJluc Cottons, China.
10 cast's nine Nankins.
1 ease Fine Cambric.
cases assorted Prints.
2"i ki gs White head.
'Jo kegs Flack Paint.
'Jo kegs (reen Paint.
I cae of Verdigris, in tin cans.
It) canisters best .Linseed Paint Oil, each
canisters do. do. 10 do.
(2 bolts Russian Canvass.
'J bales Ragging.
J'J kegs assorted Nails.
f-0 coils Russian cordage.
do coils IMauila Rope.
'2 Chain Cables.
1 small Anchor;?.
(J cases Sheathing Copper.
f0 barrels Feef and Prk.
J2,()iH) llw Navy and Pilot Bread.
( boxes Chitia Shawls.
1 box Satin Figured Handkerchiefs.
1 box Pongee Handkerchiefs.
Honolulu, Au,'. LJ, ISM. tf.
ivied and collected on the merchandise and!T,ir' nre floin a ii'tt'1 I,rn iUn wc C(
reductions ((t'other countries. Such was ' end them to all lovers of home and g
the understanding of himself and Capt. La- j poetry.
place, at the time the Treaty was made.
And if the public have received a contrary DEPARTURE EXTRAORDINARY.
, i w
impression they are in error.
On the morning of the fifth inst., the boat
i .. .1 TV T .. I ' 1 . if , 1
! iv:su mv iur- l'll,,r. wn"5 von nave, belonging to the brig Friends, now lyir.jr at
Ithought that any man in his senses, could j Kbin.snri'n wharf, was missed. On imcsti
have pemie.l sneh a "note" in relation to Ration it appeared that three men had de
snch an article? To my sense there is little PCrted freni the brig, stolen the boat, and put
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uumm,,,, ... .., .mi miner, most uoma ns-, t() BCa in her. She is a irood sea-boaf. deck-
cord. In fa"t, the one is a direct contradic
tion of the oilier, and can no more be recoii
cih (I than light and darkness.
"The public are in error," are they if
jthey have " received the impression" from
the licaty that " French merchandises and
produce shall iml pay on import duty higher
than o per ccnCad valorem"!! Judge, ye
public, who have been in error!
I would ask, what peculiar virtue there is
in "wines and brandies" that thev cannot be
subjeck d to the same duties as other mer
chandise? Is it because they are loot inju
rious to the consumer than silks and cottons,
that a premium is thus offered for their impor
tation? Or is it the design of those who for-
iced the Treaty upon the government, to ar
rest the progress of civilization here; to
open again upon this nation the flood-gates
jof intemperance, ami its attendant crime;
to drive the whale shipping from our har
bors; and to incapacitate the people for the
patient and honest discharge of their relative
j We have your testimony, Mr. Editor, for
jthe assertion, that drunkards and thieves are
j multiplying with fearful rapidity in Honolu
lu. And we have also the testimony of oth
jer good witnesses that the same evils are
i increasing in many, hitherto quiet and happy
J localities. All these, and many more evils,
can be traced direct fy to the the iniquitous
ed, and of six tons burthen. They took
with them provisions and instruments, and it
is generally supposed that their intention is to
steer for the island of Ascension.
TO COU RESPONDENTS.
" E Pluribus I'miiii," has been received,
and will be noticed in our next. We refer
him to No. 2, for our views of anonymous
communications. Wo consider such as pla
ced at our disposal, and shall assume the
responsibility to niter or curtail, as may suit
our opinions. It is presumed that those who
advance sentiments, which the Editor may
not have it in his power to refute or verily,
pledge themselves to their verity, and upon
them, should they be questioned, must rest
tho burden of proof. Unless the authors are
known to us, the journal becomes the ac
countable agent, and an Editor to be tho
roughly acquainted with all the subjects
which may find their way into his columns,
must be possessed both of ubiquity and om
niscience; of both of,' which, attributes we
confess ourselves lamentably deficient.
E. E S P E N E R ,
Has just, receivt'il per Rarque Forager,
direct from London, the following articles.
J which ho is now retailing at the most
j Rcstvido and narrow Prints. Printed
Muslins. Ladies' and (ientlcmen's fine
leolton Hose. Rlack and China silk Hose,
and (i loves. Patent leather Dress Shoes.
Strong calf leather Walking Shoes, and
Hoots. Fine 10-1 damask Table Linen.
Fine d-1 PirdVcyo Diaper. Fine Irish
Linen. Fine Long Cloth. Striped Shirts.
Fancy striped Shirts. Red and blue flan
nel Shirts. Ready made Cloth Clothing,
Fancy Summer Trowscrs. Sailor's Sheet
ing and Cloth Tiowscis. Fearnought
Pea Jackets. A good assortment of
Hard Ware. Double Gloucester Cheese.
Coffee. Orange Nectar. Superior Port,
and Sherry, from one of the first houses
Fowling-pieces. Muskets. Fine sport
ing dun-powder. Manila Hats. Manila
Cigars. Manila Cigar Cases, dinghnms.
Hair and Toolh Finishes. Rridles. Hal
ters. Stirrups and Leathers. dirths,
ecc. i e. &C. Aug. tf.
a katf V fe- immJ '
Sept. 10, Am. Whalephip Yiraset, of
Wiscassr t, Hoi ten, JJ00 bbh.
10,0110 Cor.il Stone,
50 Piles Lime Stone,
100 Cords Wood,
100 bids. Salt,
,000 lbs. Arrow Hoot,
50 Rids. Penns, '
20 " Corn,
For Sale by LDD & Co.
dune, fi.. tf.
RAIvRKS Fit CKtl CANTON.
Good people all walk in and buy,
Of Sam eV- Mow, good cake and pie:
Rread bard or soft, for bind or sea,
"Celestial" made; come buy of wc.
June 15. tf