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Virlv shown to ho destructive, to their host
rest, an J admitting a deadly foe within
Ijr borders. We think n-t. Indeed wo
vc been assured on the heat Authority, that
L proper representation ho made hy this
uiiiiiicnt to tho king ot the l reuch, all
(,!,j"cti ma'de features will he removed.
( Hiiocivly trust that such will he the re-
jit. In i?a most unlimited exercise, it could
the means oi' putting a tew thousand dol-
only into tlieir poeUcts, annually ; and
a gallant nation like France permit a pe-
jniary consideration to stand between
n and their character tbr honor and jus-
? (Jod forbid.
Ua-1 us now examine briefly what has been
eiiect upon this nation, and upon those
)se omnu'reial pursuits are directed to
ll ds these islands. The American Treaty
mlates lor 11 the advantages and privile-
I A .1 ,
f granicu 10 ine mosi lavoicel nation; con-
; h'jeiitly the French Treaty has an equal
j iiririg upon the citizens of the United
1 iit s, and ui regards the comparative a
I m:it of commerce, a far greater. If any
tju lit is derived from it, they experience
1' ! greater proportion, and vice versa; as
r ich as it is injurious, the evil falls upon
t' mm in a corresponding ratio. The Kuglish
Tcity claims no sued privilege! but that
w.'imnent would d.ultless make the de
iad, sh.mld a literal construction be put
n that document,
j There is probably no class of men upon
X h liijuor exercises a more deleterious iu
l nice than seamen. hen ashore, rcvcl
I gs among them, too often followed by bru
exeesses, riot, lines and imprisonment,
.aging delays upon the ship, and unnceos
ry expense to tin: owners, is the frequent
pcriencc of captains at these islands.
, lis is more paiti;:u!;irly the ruse with vvha
. g vessels, and to such an extent has the
C jil prevailed, that the masters have very
'"jncraliy united in petitioning His llawai
" ;a Majesty to prevent the introduction of
; petit spirits into his 'kingdom, and have
cVrted themselves in the formation of tcm
prance associations among their ships.
i be obliged to recruit in ports where li
Hor is freely sold, is to them an objection
o so serious a nature, that necessity alone
mpeds them to tho choice. That this is
tD case we have been repeatedly assured;
Consequently in prohibiting liquor, this gov
fuiient selling aside tho question of the
rpralitv of the traffic and the positive injury
One to its own subjects, did but what its
ijeiests required, and enacted a wholesome
Initiation to n. tract commerce to these
tin re a. The following statistics speak loud
Ijas to its good effects. In 13:(J, Aincr
bnu and 7 Enulisii whalers arrived at this
jjrt. In 11) 37, .V) of the former and Hi of
latter; in both of these years 2 to J 1
fh-T shops were' licensed, and some degree
t order attemb d the sale. In JMarcdi, 115
th the number wa reduced to two, under
fjkt re restrictions prohi'dting drunkenness,
Ml in August, ardent spirits were made n
litraband article. American whalers that
ar,bi; Knglish 2. In 1 ';! of the for-
if r, l2 of the l.tter. : () the vear in'
deli no restraint whatever was put upon'
iutrod'ietion or sale, and the town was
ow'ded with "rojrones the numoer ol
iiericau whah ships w ns reduced to ."50;
Higlish . This vear 10 only of the Amcr-
juis have arrived, and 0 of the English.
ins we perceive that just in proportion as
The statistics of English whah ships are
ju'ii more to shew the comparative amount
me commerce of tue two natnus,
uuhinjf at these islands, than us beimr
fitted by the French Treaty. Their
Siits are principally at New Zealand and
'"icy. it is with the American sbipmas-
s that the petitions and movemots in fa-
r of temperance here, have pTUi'ipully
filiated; these islands being their Aineipal
d most necessary resorts, they aiV more
: i i . .
A'luiuaiiy oDiioxious to any ilelavs, liouu-
p uul evoenscs Towin" out nf t!ie abuse
i r o -
me trathc in question.
,the sale of at dent spirits w as restricted, the
'number of whalers that put in here for re
cruits increased, and when through the inllu
.euro of the French Treaty, all restrictions
were removed, there was a great and imme
diate decrease. The difference in number
j between tit'J and 40 in American ships
was 23 and as the average expenditures of
these ships is between 7 and 15' .)0 dollars
jeach, we find a loss of upwards of n I (1,000
to the country; most of which amount would
have gone into the bands of the natives for
recruits of various kinds.
At Lnhoiua, Maui, since June I, 1810,
-10 American whalers have recruited; also
two IF. S. Ships of War have visited there,
.the crews of all of which numbered over
1'JOO men. During that time no vessel of
any other nation arrived there, excepting an
Since January 1A3G, 11 French vessels,
3 of w hich were men of war, have visited
this port; 151 English, 3 of which were gov
ernment vessels; and 3J3 American 10 of
which were l.I. S. hisof war. These data
are . sufficient to shew to how much "renter
j extent American commerce and interests arc
jeopardized and injured, than those of any
j other nation, by the evils which naturally re
sult from the unrestrained license of silling
s.iii'.s. We $;ay jeopardized for insU.nce,
jat l.ahaina, an open roadstead, subject to
.severe gales at certain se;;s ,i:s of the )car,
how could a master protect bis vessel, or get
to sea in time should one set i suddenly,
while half or more of his crew were ashore
drunk an event by no means unlikely to
happen. Could the right guaranteed in the
Treaty have been confined exclusively to
French liquors, the evil would hac been
comparatively liirht as vet. Between this
country and Franco there is no direct trade,
and the importation of French manufactures
is very small. Thus while it has been but
ii matter of the slightest moment to those for
w hose benefit the Treaty was framed, it has
caused the free ingress of the liquors of oth
er nations, the governments of which would
never have made a similar demand. Of the
large amount of spirits imported within 18
months, by far the greater proportion has
been English or American.
As a nation the Ilawaiians stand as a
most h onoi able exception in regard to the
use of anient spirits generally, to semi-barbarous
people. .Notwithstanding the tempt
ation is constantly before the in, they hav e as
yet abstained, and are far, very far from be
ing a race of drinkers. Melancholy exam
ples there are among both sexes, of giving
away to the pernicious examples set them;
but as a general thing it appears to have op-
jcrated upon their minds much the same as
.the drunkenness of the Helots did upon the
sons of Spaita. Eoug may it continue so.
No more powerful argument need be
brought against the clause! of the treaty in
jqucsliou, than the" contrast between the year
! before and the year after it we nt into effect.
The year previous, the streets were quiet;
families were; undisturbed by the shouts ami
riots ol' those who indulged in intiir.icatinir
drinks. Nothing occurred to offend the eye
of the most fastidious. Pi unkenuess ai.d
its attendant misoiics were unknown. er
! practiced only in secret, lle h ld the re
verse! Tim treaty signed and scores of
groggcries start into existence' at once. Ev
ery part ef the town is filled with them.
Tins gove-rnnu nt tearful of doing any thing
which could possibly be construed even into
an infraction of the spirit of the treaty, are
fearful of imposing the slightest regulation
to arrest the disorder. And thus it has gone
on. Almost every week sees some new sign
to tempt the poor sailor to his ruin. Even
while acknowledging, as in a ease that came
to our knowledge of one of the best men on
board one of the ships of war recently here,
that "sailors are the d d fouls that ever
were born to allow themselves to be so gull
ied." They drink di ink -get noisy quar
rel with the natives, are: nhuscel, robbed, in
jured, and arc finally carried to the fort and
fined, und add others to the: hundreds of
perplexing cases alre-ady em the ir Consul's
hands, of the trouble, expense and distress
arising simply from "taking a elrop Uo
the contract is equally a-
irreat and elsewhere wh' i e seauw-n re s ut
in sufficient numbers to create a demand for
Honolulu se'enis to be ste-jdily improving.
Many fine buildings are now going up, in
cluding two handsome stone dwelling hous
es, and two stone stores, one of which is
built after the Putch fashion of the 17th cen
tury, with gable ends on the stree t quite a
novelty for this part of the world. Se veral
other stores have been eqencd, which are ve
ry neatly ananged and add much to, er rather
go far towards giving Honolulu the appeur-
iance of a town. There has not been a sea
json for many years when a better slock of
goods (at wholesale,) and at cheaper rates,
was to be found here than at the present
time. Our neighbors on the coast and else
Vvheic, would do well to call and select for
'Hie (icncral Me tiu of the missionaries
of the A. li. C. F. M. for the Hawaiian Is
lands commenced this week.
Considerable excitement exists in town m
regard to the (Jl oucester, and anxious eyes
are turned towards Diamond Hill, in expec
tation of "Sail ho!" She has now been out
. II!') days from Boston, a long passage, but not
enough to create any une-asiness. The Al
jciope iast year, was much longer. It is re
ported at Maui, that the Clouee'stor was
! spoken by the v.haleship Favorite, a few
jdays sail from Vnlpariso, 1515 days out, and
leaking.' If this report is correct it is vcrv
probable that she was obliged to be repaired
at that port, and perhaps hove down, which
would sufficiently account for the delay in
her arrival. We hope to welcome her pas
sengers before aimther Saturday.
May !. Haw. Sell Kainilaia, Kauai.
" 10. Am. Whah'shio Bnexanza, Wa
terman, .'New Bedford; o tues.
io ) i; is.
" Am. Whalebur't North America,
" If. " Whah -.-hip Abigail, Cox.
" I . " Urig Wavhiud, Lahaina.
13. Haw. Se-h Faalua, Eahaina.
On June 5th the last number of the Poly
nesian will be issued. All those who wish
communications or advertisements inserted
before the expiration of our year, are re
quested to forward them in season. It is
possible that the Polynesian may be recom
menced at some future period, but for the
present the; want of a printer will eiblige us
to discontinue our labors.
ElltTHQL'AKKS Mfllll.O, HvWAII. Last
j mouth seveual shocks we're experienced at
' I in .i
i mi" uiio ot TfNiuu was mo mosi severe!
that has happened for a long time. It oc
jcurred about midnight and shook the hous
ics violently, shuttered the plastering, threw
eiovyn stone walls, createel quite an excite
ment among the: crockery and ail brittle ware.
.splashed about the milk in the milk-pans,
jauet many like vagaru-s and eccentricities, to
'the alarm of the inhnbiauts. As an instance
of the seveiity of the shock, it fhiily waked
all the unlive population; a circumstance
heretofore uiikiiowu in the annals of e-arlii-quakes
at llilo. Had the houses been con
structed of less vielding materials, they
would have experienced much injury.
Mav 10. Am Wha'.ebuik North America,
"' II. " " ship Abigail, Cox.
" 12. " 41 44 Bragauza, Wa
Uev. Messrs. Alexander, (liilick, Whit
ney and families per Kahalaia.
ssroKw.ria.Y xvwawafc wT.-srr.gTfl, xmiitny. j mw tv King
All subscribers indebted to tlie
Polvnesiun sire requested to remit
us the several ttrrn units due, also
-11 those who luive bills niinst the
Polynesian are requested to present
the same for pnvment.
Muv 10, 1811. 4v.
C?sj r!.'3lc gS" aZsc'SI. Slates.
All persons indebted to the es
tate of Natluniel Hutchinson, an
American citizen, lute resident at
Honolulu deceased, are requested
to make to me immediate payment;
and all persons liavingjclaims agninst
said estate will please present them
1 A. BRINSMADE,
U. S. Consul '.
May 13. 3v
Volumes of the Polynesian in
neat binding, can be had at the
close of the year, (June 5th,) nt the
store of MARSHALL & JOHN
SON. Price 8 50.
Rack numbers to complete sets.
Price 25 cents each.
Mav 10. 4w
F-ESH COX2f MBAXi
By the; Barrel, or less' quantity, con
stantly ii i bund and for salo ly
K. 11. GRIMES.
Jan. 18. tf.
II K M 0 V A L .
Dr. R. W. WOOD litis removed
his residence to the J)arllhi; Ilovse
in the same enclosure with his C)f
j Honolulu, Mar. 20, 1311. tf.
In the notices e.f the voyage of the French
ship ILI ranie for scientific objects, is assert
ed that the sea water has been successfully
distilled for practical purposes, und that a
vessel, by the process lollowed, iniht e ir
cumnuvijrnte the rb,bo, usiiif; distillell water
nnl.V, and at the expense uf a very small
quantity ef fuel.
In this village on the nio'jt of the JCtb
inH. Authaniel irutrliiusia, Miiiivri!'t fl.r
merly of Philadelphia. " '
(frriv? !l l"'c,,,is( s in Hon-
rf$lrit'? hilu now . owned and
ftOfiPikV::. M-CUiC'(l Cupt. Joil.V
4diiij- ''"minis. I Ins desirable
property is roiitmlly and pleasantly situa
leel has an entrance! from tuo eliHc'ent
srects n small irden, under hh cmU
tiva'i'Ui .Tohl buihliinrs, e.:e.'., and J0
ycuis' i!.'ie in ! b ax; of 1 1 in land. Will
Ik,- ol,l at a low price, and on u lejjig
cre dit ii' applied for soon,
i'ii Autiicr particulars apply to
I'KtUCj; & BJIKWER.
Dec. i'-h IHW. tf