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THE PAGIEIC C0MMEKC1AL ADVERTISER, NOVEMBER 18, 1884.
declare war, nor reject, In principle, peace, till the French Chambers meet, when what exists of an oppo Hition, will force light oh theaitua tion. The official journals display great zeal in asserting that the Tien Tsin treaty contains erasures about the date of evacuation. The conclu sive answer to all this is, that Minis ters have never yet produced the treaty. France is not in the mood to invade China, still less to have in Tonquin a second Algeria, with per petual little wars extending over half a century, but with redoubtable Chi namen in place of Arabs. Respecting the Egyptian question, the vitriol writing continues in the Ministerial and Israelitish press against England. The text Delenda est Carthago is still harped upon. The Debate is the bell-wether in this campaign of the bondholders. It threatens England with the fate of the Cities of the Plain, if she does not admit France to again intrigue against her by means of the inter nationalization dodge. The staid IAberte itself reminds perfide Albion that France, in two hours, wind, weather and other obstacles permit ting, can land 200,000 soldiers in Eng land, who would make short work of the volunteers and militia. By adopt ing the "Short SeaIloute,,, via Calais and Dover, the crossing has been ac cpmplished in eighty minutes. It takes the French months to fit out an expedition of 20,000 men; they would require years to prepare an Ar mada ten times as numerous. This only shows the soreness that exists, and the fallacy of letting it be known. M. Vacherot expresses the true feel ing of the country in the Soldi, when he states, France has lost her place by the side of England in Egypt; that French soldiers will nevep again put their feet in the Valley of the Nile, and that rancor and resentment over the inevitable are dangerous political weapons. He adds: England will never let go her grip on Egypt and the Suez Canal the vertabrse of her colonial and Indian possessions. She will go td war first. She will "lend" the key of the Canal to Europe and France, but she will never give it to either, in the form cf an Interna tional Protectorate, Thus what can not be cured must be endured. By the domination of England in Egypt, debtors have the best security for their loans, as she must right the financial situation. AndJ if she ever does quit Egypt, after putting the country on its legs, she will allow no foreign soldiers to replace her. An other source of envy and jealousy is the triumph of Gordon, and his open ing a splendid realm to the world's trade, under English civilization and supremacy. It is such pluck and heroism which win the world for the Anglo-Saxon race. Bismarck has succeeded, not in playing off France against England, as he does Russia against Austria, hut in completing the unhostile sepa ration of these countries. And France, to judge from the leading newspapers, so little knows English feeling, that she boasts that when she pleases s he can, like the huntsman, whistle back John Bull. Bismarck has done more; by his siren overtures of an alliance with M. Ferry he has sown discord amongst the French themselves. The bait was a common attack on the Colonial system f Great Britain, and turning the screw on her in Egypt. But the Germans have found Hotten tot territories are only the white man's grave, and prolific as is the Teuton, his fecundity is brought to a standstill in realms where the ther mometer is permanently at boiling point. So the German has resolved to emigrate, as usual, to the United States and to Englaud and her colo nies, becoming, in a generation or two, citizens of these realms. The Germans, however, will, as hereto fore, continue to work in with the French, by elbowing them out of the trade of their own colonies; or, by acting as commercial travelers or representatives for French manufac turers, and so allow young France to stick to the Boulevards its lazy ego tism, and sordid ease. Some thirteen years after the smash-up of France by Germany is too close to even indulge in a X,amau rette embrace. the funeral bakd meats,'1 would "coldly furnish forth the mar riage tables." It was not alone the French army which was discom fited in 1871, but the military hege mony of France in Europe. M. Rouher declared to Napoleon III that since four years France had been pre paring for her spring against Ger- i many. Having failed in that spring, the French cannot tolerate the idea of another power inheriting her su premacy. The getting back of Alsace, the re-possession of Strasburg, is no sentimental ambition for the French. Strasburg means the fort in Father land; the curb-bit in the jaws of Southern Germany, as the occupation of Mayeuce and Coblentz would be the same for Northern Germany. The amputation of Strasburg has left be hind still a bleeding wound, that all the substitute mechanical arms in the shape of Tonquins, Madagascar, For mosas, etc., cannot make good. And to obtain Strasburg, France must de stroy the unification of Germany. The forthcoming debates in the Chambers involve not only the fate of the Ministry, but of the future of France. Opinion is dead against the German alliance, save the Ministeri alist press that trot it out as the raw head and bloody bones to frighten England. Rejection of the Bismarck convention will be a serious thing for France, but playing at coalition against England would be more so. Neither the foreign nor the home situation of France permits her to as sume the latter attitude. If England wants German friendship, she can out-bid France, for Prussia has ever knocked herself down to the highest bidder. The elements of confusion are boundless and ubiquitous in this country. There is not so much a people, it may in a sense be said, but cliques, sections and classes having no faith in any creed, no allegiance to any family, no loyalty to" any na tional political doctrine. The minority has no respect for the verdict of the majority, and the latter degenerates into intolerance and exclusiveness. All aim at supremacy; each has ex perienced the bitterness of defeat, and plots its revenge. The Ccmte de Paris is not a solu tion ; he would not be even a stop gap. He has all the indecision of the Stuarts in his character, coupled with the natural ruse of Orleanism. He represents the bourgeosie, or middle classes the most fatal, though they ought to be the bulwark of all the social strata in France. The middle class is gangrened with selfishness ; it has sucked in with its mother's milk the Guizot doetrine of "get rich." It is only constant to a con stant change ; lacks visility ; cares nothing about ideas, and is stranger to faith and fervor. The old Royalists have passed away ' Pagans suckled in a creed outworn." The Bonapart- ists are political tramps, searching 14 the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life," as in the halcyon days of Napoleon III., and claiming the military glory and su premacy 'the damnosa hercditas of the Petit Caporal, which Thiers did so much to popularise by exaggerating questionable glories, and suppressing real miseries. France, in the present stage of her existence, is a most interesting sub ject for study. The Republic and uni versal suffrage have not accomplished what was expected they would. Every party has some scheme more or less hostile to its growth. Superi ority in every shape seems to be detested. Tliere is a leveling temper, not to rise, but to pull down. The difficulty may be traced to the erec tion of a Republican superstructure on an unrepublican foundation. The Government moves in the same grooves as under the right divine Royalty and the Caearism of Napo leon. The executive remains the same, no matter what change of re gime may rule. The executive is the fetich ; the nation has had its power of initiation extinguished by central ization, by personal rulers called pre fects, who only represent the personal leadership of their superiors. Thus the people have lost the habit of doing anything for themselves ; and when the vehicle gets into a rut, the appeal is made to Jupiter. Something has gone wrong about the quartern ioaf; it is one-third dearer in Paris than in Lyons, and there is a difference of one-fourth between the bakeries of the capital. As usual, the demand is for the Muni cipality to come to the rescue, and turn baker. A few enterprising men, satisfied with small profits and quick returns, could strike oil by opening popular bakeries. Pity the co-opera tive principle it exists in petto, can not be worked in France ; the land which originated many good, among many unhappy, social reforms. A deputation of carpenters was sent to Norway and Sweden to examine and report upon the production of window-sashes, frames, doors, floor ing, &c, now seut to France at 50 per ueui eiieaper tuun .trance can prouuee i . l XI . - . these building necessaries. Some factories in Norway employed 300 carpenters, proud as peacocks to enjoy o francs a day wages, while in Paris the rate is 8 to 10 francs. The ma chinery was so perfect that the floors of the workshops were swept by them. Now what is the remedy the delegates propose? "A social revolution." What that elastic cure means only they themselves know. May it give them, at least, the consolation that the old lady ever experienced when the parson employed the word Mes apotamia,; in his sermon. Only think the Chamber of Com merce of Bordeaux has voted a reso lution in favor of a renewal of a treaty of commerce with England. The Republicans, once free-traders, are now ardent protectionists. Were England to strike duties on French imported goods, that would be the end of French industries. And who can tell what she may do to remind the coalitionists she is keeping an eye upon them. Itoubaix is known as the Bradford of France. It is a "live" business town ; it possesses 120 manufacturers of soft, all-wool ladies dress goods, and coatings for men's wear, running 25,000 looms. There are 600,000 spin dles, owned by 50 spinners ; 383 comb ing machines, and 29 dyers. But one of the most interesting institutions in that city of 93,000 inhabitants is, the " Patterns Museum." It has four series of patterns and designs of all tissues produced in the locality since half a century ; it has an Industrial, Art, and Technical School, -where pupils are taught the theory as well as the practice of all that relates to the local industries. One section of the Museum is exclusively devoted to samples of English, German, Swiss, and Belgian goods, with prices, &c, obtanied from the " foreign markets." where such are sold. For the six months ending June last, 1,824 ships passed through the Suez Canal, of which 1,400 were English, 150 French largely troop vessels 75 German, 73 Dutch, 31 Ital ian, and 10 Russian. The Eden Theatre has scored a great success in its new ballet, "Cour d'Amour." The scenery and proper ties are magnificent, and of the usual character ; but the real attraction is the superiority of the music, by M. de Wenzel very melodious, graceful, and excellent for dancing, while, at the same time, it is not exactly original. The plot is laid at Ferrara ; time 1550. The barristers intend making a stand, on the opening ef the Term, against the ruling of the Judges, which makes them as clean-shaved as actors. Formerly all the Bishops and Cardinals wore moustaches, as the portraits of Perron, Retz, Riche lieu, &e., attest. Bossnet was cele brated not only for his eloquence, but for his moustache. It is-common to hire out fruit for dinner parties, which is never to be touched, as well as marquises and countesses, to keep the table in a roar. Now ladies hire their chignons for the day or the evening. Is this due to the stoppage of the trade in pig tails between France and China ? It is observed that Jews, when they settle down in Paris, change their name. It is said this is a sign of prosperity. The family name of Rothschild was Meyer, when the founder lived in the modest Judcn Zasse, at Frankfort-on-the-Maine. When ennobled by the Elector of Hesse, he adopted Rothschild (red shield), the color of his escutcheon. I am going to reside at Tonquin, as a rice merchant, and I am certain never to return to France." "Well, old fellow, lend me just 100 francs for a few davs." To give a slight idea of the quantity of tobacco used now-a-days, the fol lowing figures are given: The tobacco crop of the United States for 1SS4 promises to be between GOO.000,000 and 700,000,000 pounds, valued at about $50,000,000. Shipping. KING. .Cotnmanaer rtmK STEAMER "KINAU" WILL LEAVE 1 HONOLULU EACH TUESDAY at 4 .P. M.t touching at Lahaina, Maalaea Bay. Makena, II a -hukona, Kawaihae, Laupanoehoe and Ililo. Returning, will touch at all the above ports, arriving at Honolulu each Saturday P. M. The KINAU " will eave her wharf at 4 P. M.. and NO FREIGHT WILL BE RECEIVED AFTER 3. P.M. Due notice isgiven of this rule and will be curried out. 129-ifvrtf PACIFIC MILJTEAMSIIIP CO TIME TABLE. PACIFIC MAIL S.S. CO. Fop San Francisco : Zealanaia On or about November 29. For Auckland and Sydney: Australia -On or about Nov. 23 123-tfwif Inter-Island Steam Navigation Company's TIMETABLE. BATES. -Commander Leaves Honolulu for Maalaea, Kona and Kau on Wednesday October 22, at 4 f,h. Sunday November 3, at Arriving: at Honolulu on Wednesday. Oct 29, at 5 a.m. Monday .. Nov. 9, a t 4 Steamer Ewalani, CAMERON 1 Commander Leaves Honolulu livery . Tuewlny, at 5 P.M.. For Nawlliwili, Koloa. Waimea andFJeele, Kauai. Returning, leaves Nawlliwili every Saturday evening, arriving: back every Sunday morning. Steamer Fas. Makce, FREEMAN Commander leaves Honolulu Every Friday at . 9 A. M. . For Waianae, Waialua, Kapaa. uud Kilauea. Returning leaves Kapaa every Tue.sc .r at 4 p.m., and touching at Waialua and Waianae, arriving back every Wednesday afternoon Steamer C K. ISIslaog DAVIS Commander. Iieave Honolulu . Every TneIay at 112 M. For Hamoa, Kukuihaele, Ilonokaa and Paauhau Return will stop at llamoa, arriving back every bunday morning. 202-wtf notice:. 4 T AN ADJOURNED MEETING OF THE . Stockholders of the WAIIIEE SUGAR COMPANY, held at the office of Wm. G. Irwin A Co., Honolulu, on Monday, October 20th, 1884, the following officers were duly elected to serve during the ensuing year: P. N. Makkk President. C. B. Makee. Vice President. W. G. Irwix... .. Treasurer. W. M. GrFFARD Secretary. W. M. Gbtard, Secretary. . oc2.VwnolS HO TICS. To All Whom It May Concern. On the 22nd October, the following goods, c-x S. S. Alameda, were seized for violation of the Revenue Laws of the Kingdom. MARKS. SOS. COXTKXTS. T.C. 1 20 -Boxes Bean Stick jo n 10 4 50 T....10.. ft ..10 i r!$ ...... Jfc 9 '. 20 Salted Eggs Vermicelli Dried lily ilo'ers F.ice Flower Rice Flower Nut Oil Dried Yariain Soy Total 155 pkgs. Unless the said goods are claimed within' twenty days from this date, they will be held to be con demned according to law. ("PRTIs; T JATTU'Vi N Collector-Ccneial Office of the Collector-General of Customs, Honolulu, Nov.lst., 1?34. 221-dnol w-nolft HANKING NOTICE. T HE FIKM HERETO FOHE EXISTING under the name of .SPRECKEI.S A CO. is dissolved by mutual consent. The banking busine3 will hereafter be conducted by War. O. Irwix A Co. (SIsned) CLAUS SPP.ECKELS. (Signed) F. F. LOW. (Signed; WM. G. IRWIN. Honolulu, Nov. 1 , 1S84. 220 Wjan31 ' NOTICE, T mnROUGH TICKETS FOR TUK VOICAKO, And RETURN to HONOLULU, May be obtained from the undersigned. Tourists leaving Honolulu by the steuaer Planter, as per time-table, will be landed at Puau luu; from whence they will be conveyed by rai! way to Pahala, where horses and guides will be Ii . attendance. Tourists can m&ke the round trii by tt: route in seven days, giving them four days for the land trip to and from the Volcano. Fare for the round trip from Honolulu to tbt Volcano and back, f 60. Further information can be had at the qMco of the Inter-Island Steam IVartgatlon Cj, Esplanade. Honolulu. Or from J. F. JUDD, VOLCANO HOUSE. lC6-wtf J. HOPP & CO. o. 71 liing: Street. Honolulu. HAVE ON HAND Ebonized Plush Mor Sets, (1(1 AND ALL KINDS OF ELEGANT Eastern Furniture. UetUlIng: of oil kind kept on liana and made to order. larlorSet re-covered and re-HtunVd, and all kind of Fnrnitnre REPAIBED. Parties will do well by calling and exam ining our bedding and upholstery, a we employ the best of help. O" Telephone No. 143. 167-wtf G. 1). Fatskth. W. C PEACOCK. FREETH & PEACOCK, He, 23 Kusaau St., Honoiuh, H, !, WINE AND SPIEIT AND GENERAL Offers for Sale at the loyest market rates a re and well assorted stock of the Choicest and ol avorlto brands of ATESS, r.KKIlH roirrui:, WINES, SPIRITS, f.IQUF.UlLS, Ac, Ac, itc. All Goods uarantct', and orders lilled ptoiunii y. Telephojtk No. 4C. 1. O. Eojc, StfO. l4-ti J. w. niXGLKY. OFAJ. WOO. J. W. HZNGIjEY & CO., Manufacturers of HAVANA CIGARS, Importers, Wholesale and Retail Dealer lu Toteo. Cigarettes & Smokers' Articles . TRY OUR Home Manufactured Cigars. Xo. 50 Fort St.. in Campbell' jVew Fireproof ISuildiii?, ami No. 7S Hotel teeet. HONOLULU, II. I. lt!4-vU Odd upholstered Clia