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THE POLYNESIAN, SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 1847.
sweetened the toss of country, houses and friends to
Ovid in his eiile, he felt the riches of his mind to
be beyond the reach of Ctcsar's malice. So that
princely philosopher Bias, when he lost his city and
was put to flight, when asked by his fellow fugitives
why he had brought nothing with him, replied " I
carry all my treasures with me" meaning his wis
dom and virtues. It argued a rich mind in Socrates
when walking through a market and beholding every
variety of desirable commodity, upon being asked
his judgment concerning them, replied "they teach
me how many things I do not want." But it argued
a still richer mind in the disciples to say in worse
circumstances" Having nothing yet possessing
all things." Though they were cast out of all, not
all their enemies combined could cast anything of
this all out of them. Beyond this no one can go
unto it in principle, all must attain, to avoid a des
tiny of misery and attain one of happiness, for it ia a
condition inwrought. in the nature of things. Its
apparent difficulty is in the corrupted imagination
formed upon perverted principles its essentiality is
involved in the simplest and first elements of the
consciousness of every innocent and happy nature in
the universe. Elihu.
To the Editor of the Polynesian :
Dear Sir : There are several points in the letter
of Dr. R. W. Wood, which appeared in your paper
simultaneously with the report of the case of Wood
vs. Stark, that a sense of duty to myself and to H.
Sea, Esq., impels me to notice.
In the first paragraph of that communication the
following occurs : "Which report, I observe, has
been made up by J. R. Jasper, Esq., counsel for the
defendant." I am at a loss to determine what induc
ed the doctor thus unceremoniously and in this con
nection to trumpet forth my name, unless it was to
convey the impression that 1 was ambitious to see
my name in print, and had officiously reported the
case for that purpose.
Lest the public should be led to such an infer
ence, in tho absence of anything to the contrary
from myself, I wish to say that no such motive in
fluenced me in preparing the report; nor indeed
should I have made it, but at the special request of
yourself and some other of my friends, who thought
the case sufficiently important to justify a report of
it to the public. But for this, I should never have
thought of reporting it. I have long since ceased to
be ambitious of newspaper notoriety. Time has
been when I looked forward with impatience to the
appearance of my name in public prints, under cir
cumstances and in connections of which I had cause
to be proud. But that time in my history has passed
away, and nothing but a sense of duty to myself, or
a desire to subserve some purpose of practical utility,
could induce me now to trouble the public with the
productions of my pen.
Thus much as regards myself. As regards II. Sea,
Esq., the doctor has as follows : " I only knew
that the sheriff had assumed the control of all the
uneollected rents, &c, accruing from the first of
April to the ninth of June, the date of the lease, to
apply to the same execution, &c." I cannot con
ceive how the existence of a fact can be known
when the fact really has no existence. It is possible
to know that a fact might exist, or could or would,
upon a certain contingency, exist. But to know a
fact to exist that really has no existence, is really
beyond my comprehension. , It is strange ! passing
itrange ! Yet this is precisely what is allcdged in
the above quotation. The doctor declares that he
"knew" that the sheriff had at his ditpotal all the
rents from the 1st of April to the 9th June, &c,
when really no such fact existed, as the record of
the court and the testimony of Mr. Smith in the
case abundantly shows. ;
By far the larger amount garnisheed by Mr. Sea
for the payment of the $700, of which the doctor
speaks, and which he says he " knew" to be at the
sheriff's "disposal," prior to the 9th of June, was
in the hands of Messrs E. &. H. Grimes, say $450.
This sum the Messrs. Grimes would not pay to the
sheriff, though seized by him, in consequence of Mr.
Wm. Ladd having demanded it in the name of Ladd
& Co., and forbid its payment to any but them
selves. Thus it appears that though all the rents
were at Vhe sheriff's "disposal" prior to the 9th of
June, he was not allowed to dispose of them till at
least one month after that period. It was in refer
ence to this sum that Mr. Smith testifies Ladd &
Co., were in correspondence with the Messrs. Grimes
on the 8th day of June, only one day before the date
of the lease.
On the 6th of July, nearly one month after the
date of the lease, Messrs'. E. & H. Grimes were cit
ed to appear (as the record of tie court will show)
before his Honor, Judge Andrews, and show cause
why they should not pay over that sum to the sher.
ifT. Thenand not till then, did the fact exist, that
the rents, or the larger part of them were at the
sheriff'" disposal." Not existing before, it could
not be known to exist. ,
In regard to the statement, that the sheriff had
" notified Mr. Ladd that he was about to attach
the lower room of the warehouse, that this room
was all he wanted, &c," I am both authorised and
requested by Mr. Sea, to state that no communica
tion of the kind was ever made by him to Mr. Ladd.
One other point and I have done. The doctor,
speaking of the existence of executions, attachments,
&c, says: " Nor was 1 able to find any notice, ad
vertisement, execution, &c, other than the one al
luded to, which 1 was led to believe had been satis
fied," &c. This may be so; but it strikes me, that
had he taken the trouble to call at the court room,
the very place, the only proper t place to apply for
information on such subjects, he would have found
that an execution at least, existed " other than the
one alluded to," and " which he was led to believe
had been fully satisfied."
The following is, however, more difficult to recon
cile : " And I believe no other was issued till the
30th of June, three weeks subsequent to the date of
By referring to the record of the court and the tes
timony of Mr Sea, it will be seen that an execution
"other than the one alluded to," existed on the 9th
of June (the day the lease was made) and that on
that day, between ten and twelve o'clock, A. M., a
process of attachment or seizure was duly executed
upon the property, and a writ served upon the per
son of Messrs. Ladd & Co. Yet the doctor says,
" I believe no other was issued till the 30th of June."
He cannot certainly mean to convey the impression
that Mr. Sea swore to the execution of a process on
the 9tli of June, when, in fact, no process or exe
cution " other than the one alluded to," as he says
he believes, " was issued till the 30th." Yet this is
the fair inference from this assertion.
With Dr. Wood I seek no controversy ; feelings
that ought to be cherished between us forbid
it. I do not object to his attempt at self-exculpation;
but I do object to his doing it at the expense
of innocent parties. Thus much I have felt it my
duty to say in reply to him; beyond this I cannot be
drawn into controversy on the subject.
J. Robert Jasper.
Honolulu, January 26, 1847.
HONOLULU, SATURDAY. JAN. 30, 1847.
Commercinl Statistics fur the Ports of Hon
olulu and Lahaina, for 1846.
Arrivals at the Port or Honolulu 1816
Nation. Ship. Bark. Brig. Sens. Sloops. Totl.
United States, 9 6 7 4 1 27
England, 1 3 3 2 9
France, 3 2 1 6
Hawaiian, from )
w l 1 n .
Russian, l i
Hamburg, 1 .
Chilian, 1 i
Bremen, 1 i
Mexican, 1 i
Swedish, 1 i
Eucuador, 1 i
10 13 20
, ' Men or War.
I., battle. Frigs. Corvt. Steam. 8. lira. Train. Totl
England, 11 2 1 2 1. 2
U. States, 111 115
trance, ..11 13
Denmark, 1 i
bummary, 2 4 4 1 3 3 17
IT. 8. Fr. Elite. Brem. Ham. llano. Prua. Utcli. Total.
128 22 7 5 2 1 11 167
Total Arrivals at Honolulu or each
Merchant. M. of war. Whalera. Total.
United States, 27 5 128 160
English, 9 8 7 24
French, 6 3 22 30
Bremen, 1 5 6
Hamburg, 1 2 3
Sweden, 1 i
Chile, 1 i'
Hawaiian, 4 4
Holland, 1 1
Hanoverian, - ( 11
Eucuadorian, 1 1
Russian, 1 V 1
63 J -17 167 237
Merchant. Men of war. Whalera. Total.
United States, 6 409 415
France, 11 6 8
England, 2 2
Hamburg, 4 4
Hanover, 1 l
Bremem, 6 6
Chile, 1 1
8. ' 1 , 429 438
Both ports, 61 ' 18 596 675
Manned by about 25,000 men.
' Some of these vessels touched twice or oftener
during the year, at Lahaina or Honolulu, or pro
ceeded from one nort to th aW Th ;!
fj - "W vmmmm , M W WSVWV
at Hilo, Hanalei, and several miner ports visited by
whalers, are not given. They would swell the num
ber to upwards of 700.
2 London, 1
5 New York, 2
1 Valparaiso, 6
8 Pell's Island, 3
5 Kamschatka, 1
4 Jeddo, 2
4 San Bias, 2
2 Marquesas, 2
5 Acapulco, 1
1 St. Catherines, 1
7 Newburyport, 1
7 Kamschatka, 1
1 Oregon, 4
4 Boston, 1
13 New Bedford, 1
7 Manila, 2
6 Pell's Island, 2
1 Cruise, (men of war) 2
At Honolulu, reported by the Harbor Master, for
Hawaiian Registered Yessels.
Class. Name. Tons. Registered Owner.
Bark Don Quixote, 260 William Paty,
Brig Euphemia, 133 Wm. H. Davis,
Schr. Queen Kalama, 119 P. II. Treadway,
Kamehamcha HI. 116 Mm. of the Interior.
Thomas Martin, 110 Jeremiah Martin,
Brig Keoni Ana, 105 William Paty,
Schr. Emilia, 96 M. Kekuonaoa,
Haalilio, 75 William Paty,
Piia, 63 Min. of the Interior,
" Hooikaika, DO " " "
" Keahonui, 42 M. Kekauonohi,
" Hope, 38 Ahaing,
" Jane, 38 J. J. Halstead,
" Chilian, 34 Thomas Kiiig,
" Kinau, 31 Kaunuohua,
" Martha, 26 H. S..Swinton,
" Hakaleleponi, 25 Kalama,
Sloop MokuOla, 21 Min. of the Interior.
Schr. Star, 20 S. D. Barrows,
" Lahaina, 16 Kahookano,
" Maui, 10 Z. Kaauwai,
" Maria, 10 Joaquim Armas,
Sloop Waiohao, 8 John Kalili,
Schr. Miriama, . 7 Kahula,
" Kuihelani, 7 Kekoa,
" Haumea, 6 "
Pimoku, 5 Pupuko, "
Niihoa, 5 J. Kekaulahao.
28 vessels, 1578 tons estimated value $73,000.
In 1844, there were 15 vessels, 775 tons, estimated
at $41,000. Increase, 13 vessels, 803 tons, and $32,
000, in two years.
Statement of Imports, Exports, Duties, $c, at the port of Honolulu, Oahu, H. I., from. January 1st to
December 31sf, 1846.
Description of Goods.
Goods paying 5 per cent, duties.
Spirits, 1 wines, 4ic,
Goods imported by Missions, consuls. &c.dutv free.
Goods im. by w. s. free under the 5200 provision,
Estimate for spirits, fitc.botided to be re-exported.
Honolulu. Dec. 31st, 184C.
Grs. valueiGrs. am't. Re- Return Aet con- Net
pr invoice. Jof duties exported. Duty, sumption, j duties.
072,944 85 28,019 73 68,413 58 2,315 58 514,526 27 26,304 To
8,398 56 21,828 05 1,907 16 9,351 44 6,491 40 15,476 61
5,896 15 6,896 15
11,142 68 11,142 68
5'J8,3S2 24 53,417 78 C0,32. 74 11.667 02 533,056 50 41,780 76
2,000 00 10,000 00 2,000 00 10,000 00
(598,382,24 53,447 78 62,325 74 21,667 02 53C,055 50 31,780 7C
WILLIAM PATV, Collector General of Customs.
Statement of Imports, Receipts, 4c at the Custom House, Port of Honolulu, Oahu, II. I., for the years
1843. '44, '45, and '46. ,'. 1
War. Groan value Gr,dutieg Re-export- Return Uu- " Net con- Net Trani.it liai bor Totil net
imports. ed. tic.. gumption. iIiiHrw. dutica. dnea. receipts.
1W-13, 2J3,3h3 3d 6,701 84 66,618 17 1,670 41 156,565 21 fi,270 71 249 31 I 2,958 33 eTifcaTfcl
1844, 350,357 12 10,326 13 60,054 06 1,501 31 289,969 77 8,979 1.1 411 50 4 881 83 14 263 56
1845, 546,941 72 21,563 94 67,010 93 2,09- 82 471,819 78 !!l,465 12 734 01 4 890 83 25J84
1846, 598,382 21 53,417 78 62,325 74 21,667 02 536,056 50 31,780 76 20 56 4,705 32 36 506 61
Honolulu, Dec. 31t(, 1846
WILLIAM PATY, Collector General of Customs.
Exports from the Port of Honolulu, Oahu, Hawai
ian Islands, for the year ending Dec. 31st, 1846.
Foreign goods claiming drawback, $62,325 74
Do " not claiming drawback
(estimated) 81,100 00
300,000 lbs. sugar, 16,500 00
16,000 gallons molasses, 4,000 00
8,500 bbls. salt, 10625 00
10,000 lbs. coffee, 1,500 00
10,000 lbs. arrow root, 400 00
35,000 goat skins, ' 7,000 00
2,000 bullock hides, 4,000 00
Mustard seed, 500 00
Brooms, mats, tappas, &c, &c, 2,000 00
Supplies salt and fresh beef, vegeta
bles, &c.,for seventeen Bhips of war,
at $4000 each, 1 68,000 00
Supplies for thirty-eight merchant ves
sels, at $1000 each, 38,000 00
Supplies for one hundred and twelve
whale ships, at $400 each, 4&$HM)0
Add for whale ships touching outside,
not included in the above, . 20,000 00
Imports as per table, say $598,382 24, imported di
rectly from the following countries, viz.:
United States, $325,630 00
England, 116,929 00
china. , 43,040 00
Valparaiso, 38,965 00
Columbia River, 23,101 00
California, , 17,040 00
Hamburg, v 4,474 o
Bremen, 4,069 00
Mdney, i870 00
Kamschatka, 1,087 00
Other countries, including oil, bone,
&c, landed from whaleships, 22,186 00
WILLIAM PATY, Col. Gen. Customs.
Honolulu, Dec. Slat, 1846.
The diminution of Transit duties for 1846, is ow
ing to the fact, that in April the Legislative Coun
cil remitted the previous duty of 1 per cent, charged
upon the transhipment of the products of the whale
fishery. Had that duty been retained, it would have
brought the Government at least $1000 the past
fall. No stronger argument can be offered for the
facilities which our ports offer for whalers than the
statistics showing the number that resort to them.
We have taken some pains to inquire from respecta
ble sources among them, and find that th
, - .. ' -r
grounas 01, complaint attributed to them against port
charge are without foundation. The Government
offer them every inducement to resort hithes con.;..
tent with their duties to their own lubjects, and the
result has been highly favorable to the commercial
interests of both parties. The whalera appreciate
the friendly policy of the Government, and eiert
themselves to maintain the laws. The order pre
served is truly wonderful, when we reflect that
twenty-five thousand sailors come on shore during
the year, and in Honolulu they have free access to
For the information of the commercial world
abroad, we give an abstract of the Hawaiian Laws
Vessels arriving off the ports of entry to make the
usual marine signal if they want a pilot.
The pilot will approach vessels to the windward,
and present the health certificate to be signed by the
captain. If the vessel is free from any contagion, the
captain will hoist the white flag, otherwise he will
hoist the yellow flag, and obey the direction of the
pilot and health officer.
Passports must be exhibited to the Governor or
collector by passengers before landing.
Masters or vessels allowing barcaire to h l.nd,!
before compliance with the laws, are subject to a
fine of ftBOO. J
--"V - v.
Masters of vessels on arriving at any of the ports
of entry are required to deliver all letters to the col-'
lector of customs.
The commanding officer of any merchant vessel,
immediately after coming to anchor at either of tho
legalised ports of entry, shall make known to the
collector of customs the business upon which said
vessel has come to his port furnish him with a list
of passengers, and deliver him a manifest of the car
go with which she is laden, containing marks and
numbers and the names of those to whom consigned.
The Collector, at his discretion, and at the ex
pense of any vessel, may provide an officer lo be
present on board said vessel during her discharge, to
superinted the disembarkation, and see that no other
or greater amount of merchandise be landed than is
set forth in the permit.
All goods landed at any of the ports of these
Islands, are subject to a duty of five per cent, ad va
lorem. . . r
The following are the only ports of entry at these
Islands, viz.: for merchantmen, Honolulu, Oahu, and
Lahaina, Maui ; and for whalers, in addition there
to, H1I0, Hawaii, and Hanalei, Kauai.
Spirituous or fermented liquors landed at any of
the ports of these Islands, are subject to the follow
ing duties, viz.: rum, gin, brandy, whiskey, &c, $5
per gallon; wines, (except claret) liqueurs, cordials,
&c, $1 per gallon; claret wine, ale, porter, beer, ci
der, &., &c, 50 cents per gallon.
Products of the whale fishery may be transhipped
free from any charge of transit duty.
Whalers having complied with the laws, are enti
tled to receive at the custom house a " first permit,"
allowing them to land goods to an amount not ex-
ceea.ng ffZOO, duty free; but if they exceed that
! uX must,la out a "second permit,"
cCgSle " ( Pir C6nt,) dtie" wiU be
JrlJfi!0 I'IV barter iven 10 vessels en
gaged in tho whale fishery, shall not include the sale,
..li Lffi d,8PultIOn f spirituous liquors; but all
such traffic on the part of the whalers shall be held
to constitute them merchantmen, and subject them
in all respects to the like duties. v J
Whalers landing goods to the amount of $1000
become subject to the same charge as merchantmen.
Yessels landing goods upon which the duties have
not been paid, are liable to seizure and confiscation.
irany person commit an offence on shore, and the
offender escape on board of any vessel, it shall be
the duty of the commanding officer of said vessel to
surrender the susnected or ..,!,; .....
cer of the police who demands his surrender on pro
duction of a legal warrant.
It shall not be lawful for any person on board of
vessel at anchor in the harbor of Honolulu,