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Answer        : Idea government country run american sugar planters. ... is to the advantage of any country thtJt needs peopling and developing, to be well known, we may take a lesson from the ignorance which this pseudo statesman exhibits, not to begrudge the expense of any methods by which Hawaii is advertised and made known in the world, a lesson which a great many people here have yet to begin learning.
We have called the late Premier of New Zealand a pseudostatesman be cause he is a man who lias been thrust into prominent political positions by force of circumstances and not because of any aptitudes that he possessed.
There was a time when it was difficult to find a lawyer in the New Zealand Iegislatureand it was a joke in the col ony that this Mr.
Vhitaker was always ready to Jill the post, who ever might for the nonce be in power.
Possessed of a glib tongue he was selected as their favorite lawyer and polit ical tool by a clique of Auckland capitalists who have been known in New Zealand, as a certain clique here would like to be, as tlie power be hind the throne Long experience had the effect of making him a useful man, and the connections just refer red to, helped him to become a promi nent man, and in the end he became the Prime Minister of the Colony a post from which he lately volunta rily retired because the people were getting tired of him and of his back ers.
Such is the individual who has undertaken to inform the people of Auckland about the Hawaiian King dom, with what success our readers may judge for themselves.
Iu the first place Mr.
Whitaker is entirely inaccurate in saying that Mr.
Audley Coote had any authority from the government of this country to bring the Hawaiian Protest against annexation before the Sydney Con vention.
We have ascertained thatthis irrepressible gentleman, who is the laughingstock ot the Colonies on account of his persistent efforts to ad vertise himself, had absolutely no warrant for urging the Ministry of the Colony lie resides in, to present the protest to the Convention.
Had the Government desired to have this done it would naturally have asked the iiriti h Secretary of State for Foreign At fairs to transmit it, which, as the Protest aecor led very much with his fvn sentiments, that courteous noble man would undoubtedly have done.
Whitaker is shivwd enough to huve taken ti1 nuasure of Mr.
Aud ev : . having known him and his scheme fur riuny ; eais and iocs him justice in his eouehuii ng remarks. I The other riors Mr.
Whitaker or f Sir Frederic Whitaker a ! e has Whole No. 14H. since become fell into are se alpa ble to people here that we iicjd not dilate upon them.
The idea that the Government of this country is run by a few American sugar planters must be very amusing to the planters themselves, who like their fellow planters iu Fiji are much troubled that they cannot accomplish that feat.
Whitukr, in picturing the savages for whom he asserts tho Protest claims tiie right to a chance of national development, convenient ly ignores the fact that the Brit ish Government was at llrst asked by the representatives of the colonies to annex Samoa and the Gilbert and Marshal Islands, the Tonga Islands and other groups, which are peopled by a nice kindred to the Hawaiian, and whose populations are more or less advanced, by missionary teaching, in civilization, and many of which have governments of their own as stable and enlightened as that of these Islands was thirtv years ago.
Asiifokd was i round at this office several times on Tuesday forenoon to see the responsible Vf editor of the paper.
Finally lie met that individual in the street and it fy was agreed between them to adjourn to his office for the discussion of any thing that Mr.
Ashford wanted to g say, the editorial rooms of the An JJ: virtisiu being less private.
The edi n jut tor had been informed before hand that Ki Mr.
Ashford wanted to see him, and judging of other people by himself as we are all so apt to no, naci expected yji to meet a reasonable being or gentle manly bearing.
Subsequent experi ence showed that he had to deal with a man demented by his inordinate vanity and selfsufficiency.
We are not going to trouble our readers with a detailed account of what passed.
Finding that the name of the writer of a letter signed Paterfamilias which appeared iu our issue of yester day would not be given, up to him without said writers leave, Mr.
Ash ford threatened to horsewhip the edi tor if the letter in question should be reproduced in the weekly issue of the Pacific.
Adveu tiskii.
The editor replied that he should act precisely as pleased him self as to the reproduction of the said letter.
Having a constitutional repug nance to quarrelling with anyone, more especially with one with whom he had always been on terms of polite acquaintance, the editor expressed a desire to know what Mr.
Ashford had to object to in the letter of Pa terfamilias whereupon that gentle man with much intemperate speech, proceeded to inform him that the let ter insinuated that his wife was a leper.
We have used the word de mented in speaking of Mr.
Ashford, and have used it advisedly, for wan there ever a more demented construc tion of word

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