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SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 1863.
CLOSE OF VOLUME XIX.
Oar Subscribers are respectfully informed that to
day's number closes the Nineteenth Volume of the
PoLTJTEsiuf. The Carrier is authorized to receive the
names of parties wishing to subscribe for Volume
Twentieth. Parties in arrears for subscriptions will
please remember the same, and thereby oblige
We noticed in our commercial article' not long
ago the disadvantages under which our importers la
bored in being obliged to p-y cash duties upon the full
amount cf their invoices from the United States, said
invoices representing ia tnany instances the value of
the goods is depreciated paper currency and not their
special value. This matter having been brought to
the notice of Prince Kamehameba, Acting Minister of
Finance, he at once took it into consideration in a lib
eral and equitable upirit towards commerce, and the
following circular and notice embody the Revenue Reg
ulations adopted on that subject.
Department op Fokeioji Affairs, )
Honolulu, 18th April, 1863. )
Sia : I have the honor to enclose to you a notice to
all merchants exporting goods aud merchandise of all
kinds, liable to duty, to this Kingdom, th.t the King's
Government are ready to deduct from the invoice value
of said goods and merchandise Hich a value as may
equal, precisely, the increase in their prime cost, arising
from the depreciation in the currency with which they
have been bought, at the date of their invoice, as pre
sented to the CuPtom-house at the port of shipment.
provided, that every such invoice be accompanied with
a certificate by you, under your seal aud signature,
stating that the said goods and merchandise were
bought and paid for in a depreciated currency, and
further stating the precise per-centage of depreciation
or of increase of value of such goods and merchandise
as compared with their prices, in current gold aud silver
coins of the United States ; but that without such cer
tificate no deduction whatever will be allowed.
You are to cause the notice to be inserted once every
week, in the newspaper of largest circulation among
merchants, in the city where you reside, and in all
others within the compass of your Consulate, till
I have the honor to be, Sir, your most obedient, hum
ble Servant. K C. Willie.
Nat ice tm all
OAm and Mer-
Bt Obdf.k of the Government of His Majesty the
King of the Hawaiian Islands, the Undersigned hereby
notifies all Exporters of goods and merchandise to that
Kingdom, that the import duty thereon will be calcu
lated and levied on their invoice value, as manifested
to the Custom-house at the port of shipment, less the
precise amount of the increase in the invoice value of
said goods and merchandise, arising from the deprecia
tion of the currency at the date of said invoice, but
that do reduction of duties whatever will be allowed,
unless the invoices, as presented tor clearance at the
Custom-houae, be accompanied with a ceitiSeate under
the seal and signature of the Undersigned, stating the
percentage of the increase in the value of said invoices
at the time of their date, arising from the depreciation
in the currency, as aforesaid.
The Undersigned, on proof that the invoices are cal
culated in depreciated currency, and of the per-centage
of that increase arising from that depreciatiution, is
authorized to issue certificates of the aace, on presen
tation of the invoices, to all applicants, tbey paying
the usual fee of five dollars lor each certificate.
His Hawaiian Majesty's Consulate,
This is the regular Consular Fee, for Certificate! to In
voice, established by the Orr'er in Council of the 2ttb Au
Suet, IS43. R. C. IV.
C" We have been permitted to copy the following
Despatch from the Minister of Foreign Affairs to C. E.
Hitchcock, Esq., Hawaiian Consul at San Francisco,
relative to the Hawaiian subject Heleiki, who was im
prisoned and tried for murder in that city. The Des
patch is an honorable and prompt acknowledgemnt, on
the part of this Government, of the attention and
zeal with which the gentlemen therein referred to in
terested themselves in behalf of a poor and friendless '
Department of Foreign Affairs, )
Honolulu, April 17. 1863. )
I had the honor to lay before His Majesty the
King, your Despatch (No. 2 of the 19th ulU, and ac
companying private letters, stating that after the
identification of Hcleike-by the witnesses sent from
hence, it had pleased the Honorable Judge Hoffman
and the District Attorney to enter a nolle prosequi in
the case of the said Hawaiian subject, and that he
was immediately discharged.
The King, who, as an enlightened, patriotic and
benevolent Sovereign, from the outset, took a lively
interest in that case, ordered me to instruct you to
convey to the said Judicial officers of the United
States his sincere thanks for consenting to stay the
proceedings and final judgment, in that case, till the
witnesses for the defence could arrive, and for their
patient examination of those witnesses, whereby the
life of an innocent man, one of his subjects, has been
It pleased His Majesty further to order me to thank
yourself and the Counsel who defended HeleiVe for
the zeal and judgment with which you have respect
I have the honor to request that you will be the
organ of His Majesty's thanks to the gentlemen above
named ; and, agreeably to my orders, I have the
honor to thank you and Mr. Campbell.
I need not tell you, who knows well the fact, that
no King in the world has such a scanty revenue
wherewith to support a constitutional and efficient
Government s King Kamehameha IV., and yet bet
ter protects the lives and properties of all who jve
under his jurisdiction ; but this you possibly may not
know that with no Sovereign will mere considera
tions of money weigh less in the scales, against the
life of the lowest of his subjects, than with my Royal
I have the honor to be. Sir,
Your most obdt. humble servant,
B. C. Wtiaib.
To Chas. E. Hitchcock, Esq., H. H. M.s Consul,
ka., &c, &.C., San Francisco.
0 Obi r Miir.
We have seen a ben's egg laid in the poultry-yard
of Dr. McKibbin, which -weighs 3J ounce, is 8 inches
round one way and 6 inches the other. This remark.
able breed of eggs proceeds from a mixed breed of
Dorking and Shanghai. Egg of fht size don't take ,
many to dozen.
Francisco Dates to April
Erpraa Date March 22.
By the arrival of the clipper ship Don Quixote,
Copt. Johnson, in 17 days from Sun Francisco, en
route for Hong Kong, news to the above dates
have been received.
We are under obligations to the Editor of the
Advertiser for the following extracts from the only
papers landed from the Don Quixote.
The Young Hector had not arrived at San Fran
cisco when the D. Q. left.
An attempt on the part of secessionists, in Sun
Francisco, to capture Mare Island Navy Yard, and
all the war vessels there, has boon discovered and
suppressed by Gen. Wright. There were "four war
vessels at that time at the Yard.
- The attack on Port Hudson.
. Memphis, March 23. The Jackson, Mississippi,
Appeal of the l&th states that Geu. Banks failed to
snake a land attack and Adoi I farragut went alone
He advanced and commenced the attack, and being
out of the range of the rebel guns, they made no
reply. At uight, t arragut made an attempt to
pass the batteries, and met with a ternhle cannon
ade. The Mississippi is turned, the river flowing
into Lake Providence, and washing the cut so that
the largest boats can enter easily, and areuiily wait
ing for the current to subside to enter.
Memphis. March 23. Yicksbmg advices say that
Isanks tailed to come up and make a land attack on
Port Hudson, when the fleet ran the blockade.
Hew York, March 30. A semi-official report of
the naval engagement at 1 rt Hudson, says the sig
nal for the advance was made at half-past nine on
the night of the 14th. Hie Jiartjord, with Alba
tross in the lead successfully passed ; the Richmond
and Genesee followed, the lormer exposed to the fire
of ail the batteries. one received a shot through
h r steam drum, which obliged her to fall hack out
of range. Her losses were three killed, and seven
wounded, including Lieutenant-Commanding Cum
luinirs, mortally. He died at New Orleans on the
17th. The Monongahela and Kincko went up next,
the latter under a severe fire for some time. Her
r'gginS wa8 badly cut, her rudder post being shot
away. She became unmanageable and was obliged
to drop back. The loss on her is not reported. The
Monongahela was also obliged to fall back with a lass
of seven killed and twenty-one wounded. The side
wheel gunboat Genesee was somewhat damaged.
and also fell back. Her losses are not ascertained.
It appears that the Mississippi was the last in the
line of tiie heet which attempted to pass Port llud
son. On the night of the 14th on going up, she
was struck three or four timesand only slightly dam
aged, but when near the center range ot batteries,
the smoke and steam of the vessels in advance, and
the smoke from the batteries, so enveloped the ship
that the pilot lost his bearings and she grounded on
the right bank of the river. For 40 minutes she
was exposed to a terriffie fire from all the batteries.
During this time she fired 250 rounds, but her guns
became nearly all dismounted ; all her port-holes
on the starboard side were knocked into one, and
from 25 to 30 men killed and 4 wounded ; and as
there sseined no prospect of her ever floating again,
Capt. Smith ordered her to be abandoned. Her
boats were lowered, which were soon filled by the
rrew. Many jumped overboard, some of whom
drowned ; others to the number of 56, were picked
by the Essex. When the crew were all off, Capt.
Smith sprinkled her decks with turpentine and
fired her ; the flames soon reaching the magazine,
she blew up. Forty-six of her crew are missing,
forty-two of whom are known to be prisoners.
A Port Hudson dispatch, of the 21st, says the
Federal mortar fleet still occupies its old position
below, out of range. Yesterday, the enemy (Fed
erals) fired at our transports with their long range
guns without effect. For the last two days there
have been indications of another attempt to pass
Dates of April 3d.
Gen. Banks has re established his headquarters
at New Orleans. Two negro brigades have been
sent to reinforce Weitzel, who is holding a strong
position at Berwick Bay.
The rebels have strong fortifications at Bute La
Ross. It is reported that the ram Queen of the
West is located there.
It is now stated that the failure of Gen. Banks
to attack Port Hudson on the night of March 14th,
was owing to the fact of Farragut having started
his fleet at rigiit, instead of just before daylight
eight hours before the time agreed upon thus pre
venting Banks from getting his artillery in a posi
tion to draw the reikis from their entrenchments.
Banks and Urover are reported to have been with
in 600 yards of the enemy's batteries on the night
the fleet rassed Port Hudson.
Xewt from Xew Or Ira nit.
New York, March 30.
The steamer " Brunswick," from New Orleans on
the 23d, has arrived.
General Graver's expedition had returned to the vi
cinity of Baton Rogue, with a large quantity of sugar.
molasses and cotton. Jr lve rebel officers were captured,
one of whom reports that the rebels have a large force
in reserve, which can readily be thrown into Vieks
burg or Port Hudson either. General Banks announces
that the results are entirely satisfactory. The move
ment is believed to be merely a diversion to enable
Farragut' s fleet to pass the batteries. The rebel force
at Port Hudson is said to number 20,000. Report says
that before the " Mississippi " was abandoned she si
lenced one battery ecepting one gun.
Cairo, March 31st.
The Memphis papers say that on Wednesday morn
ing, March 25th, the rams L-incaster and Switzerland
undertook to run past the batteries at Vicksburg. As
soon as they came within range the Confederates
opened upon them a tiemendous fire. The Lancas
ter was struck thirty times and her entire bows shot
away, causing hr to take in water so rapidly as to
sink her immediately, turning a complete somerset as
she went down. The entire crew, except two, es
caped. The Switzerland was more fortunate, but
was finally disabled by a 64-pounder bll penetrat
ing her steam drum. She floated down below the
city, the batteries keeping up a continual fire.
Finally the Albatross, fr..m Farragut's fleet, ran
alongside and towed her to the lower mouth of the ca
nal, where she was lying at the last acc unts. The
loss oMife on ber ia not ascertained. Ihe rams were
intended to reinforce Farragut who has been below
Warrenton ever since he ran past Port Hudson. At
Grand Gulf on the way up, the Hartford and Alba
tross encountered a more formidable battery than that
at Port Hudson. The former vessel was struck four
teen times and had three men kided. Both vessels re
turned the fire vigorously. Both were moreor less in
jured. The bluffs at the point (Grand Gulf ) are high
The expedition from which we had been led to ex
pect so much, under Gen. Sherman, to the rear of
Haines' Bluff, by way of Steele's bayou and the Sun
flower river, is a failure. The entire force returned to
Young's Point. There is nothing definite from the Ya
zoo Pass expedition under Ross and Quimby.
A train from Memphis for Grand Junction on Sat
urday was thrown from the track near Morocco in con
sequence of the rails being taken up by Gu.rrillas. As
soon as the train stopped the Guerrillas gathered around
ana nrea several snots, xuiing two pereons. Forty
passengers were paniea.
cow started in pursuit.
A Federal force from Mos-
New York, April 4
A New Orleans letter reports the evacuation of the
town of Pensacola. Part of the troops were sent to
New Orleans. Those left have gone to the Navy Yard
and into tue torts, iielore leaving the town, St.
Mary's Hall and all the dwellings ia Pensacola, except
Military's and Mayor Chase s were burned. The sol
diers seemed to think that the entire evacuation of the
place was intended. Many swore they would burn the
town. Un Ihur.-day noon fires made their appearance,
and f r three days and nights the piece was filled with
smoke and flume. lhe ofhc. rs tried to stop the work
ot destruction, out seemed to nave no influence over
the men. Even soldiers placed to guard propel ty set
it on nre. lol. Uyi r. commander or the rt, gave
orders to shoot persons caught setting fires to Be
houses, but no one executed them.
The Federals, by careful night work, had succeeded
in planting two 84-pounJer rifled Parrot guns behiud
the levee, which it is said will be eight feet high t a
point directly opposite Vicksburg, which, besides pro
tecting the levee, will turn balls fiom the rebel batteries
up into the air. These guns, it is said, completely
command the court-bouse, signal-station and other im
portant buildings in the city. Their efficacy will soon
Conflicting reports arrive from Yazoo Pass. The
" Bulletin" of Wednesday says that on Friday mom
ing the battle was renewed at Greenwood, between the
"Chilhcothe ' and De Kalb" and the rebel battery.
inenring was orisk, but with what ettect was not
known. ;.s the dispatch boat came away while the fight
was still going on.
On the contrary, Gen. Hamilton, who is here, says
that it was his impression that the expedition was
abandoned ; and oue of his staff reports meeting three
transports loaded with troops, which he understood
had come from Yazoo Pass.
Chicago, April 1st G:30 a. m. Full dispatches
in regard to Sherman's expedition through Steele's
and lilack Bayous, to the Sunflower, were received
late last night. Admiral Porter succeeded in get
ting through both bayous with the gunboats, when
he encountered a small force of rebels, who annoyed
him with sharpshooters, and by placing obstruc
tions in the channel. Further progress was impos
sible without th co-operation of infantry. The
enemy also cut down trees and threw them into the
stream, in the rear, shutting them off from retreat
Infantry reinforcements arrived on March 23d, and
releiised the boats from their perilous position. On
the 2oth the whole force left Black Bayou and re
turned to the Mississippi. The Federal loss was
ten or twelve privates killed and wounded. The
rebel loss is unknown, but was inconsiderable.
mi v . tti
l ne worK on me canal at icksourg was sus
pended, and the dredges removed. The enemy's
cannon commanded two-thirds of the canal, making
further prosecution of the work impossible at
Affairs in Kentucky.
The rebels had again invaded the State. The
National forces were commanded by Gen. Burnside
March 25. Refugees by the hundreds are arriv
ing from Central Kentucky, and valuables of every
1 1 11. .t w -
description nave oeen Drought northward, it is
confidently asserted that the Federal preparations
aresuuicient to meet any invasion. Serious appre
hensions are entertained that the great battle of
this campaign will be fought this coming season in
Kentucky. Two-thirds of the rebel army have
come west to reinforce Johnston in front of Rose-
crans, and Virginia is to be abandoned.
Louisville, March 20. Skirmishes are reported
to have occurred near Camp Dick Robinson's re
sulting, thus far, favorably to the Federals. The
forces are about equal, but our troops, under Gen.
Carter, have the advantage ot position.
We Lave rumors of the rebels being in several
proximate localities, but they cannot be traced to
any authentic source.
Louisville, March 30. Passengers from Win
Chester report Humphrey Marshall with a heavy
infantry force near Mount Sterling. The rebels
nre driving stock from all places. Many citizens
of Mount Sterling are coming towards Lexington
All is quiet along the Louisville and Nashville
A rebel Alabama Captain, taken prisoner by our
troops in Southern Kentucky, and brought to Lex
ington on Saturday, states that the rebel plans for
tue luvusion ot iveniucay proveu a laiiure ; ana
also says this is the opinion of superior officers.
The defeat of Morgan at Milton, and the leaking
out of their plans, defeated the preset, lie em
phatically avowed as his opinion, that the defeat
of Brass by Rosecrans. and the occupation of I
lennessee, would produce a revolution in the South
that would lead immediately to peace.'
CiNCisxaiif M.irch 31st. Tin rebels are rapicly
retreating lrc?.i Kentucky, reeram, at last ac
counts, was hoply pursued, and it is reported to-day
that he wa compelled to abandon all bis cattle.
estimated to number two thousand head, which
he had collected. The only danger now appre
hended at Lexington is from wandering bands of
Clarke s marauders, one hundred and ten of whom
are reported in the vicinity of Richmond.
Cincinnati, March 31. The rebel forces lately
at Danville are now encamped between Somerset
and the Cumberland river. They are said to be
impressing every white roan into the service.
Their number is not positively known. In all the
counties as far as the Kentucky river the rebel gen
erals declare martial law, and are making the most
of their military occupancy of that portion of the
State. All horses, mules and cattle arc driven off
as soon as seized. The destination of this stock is
Montgomery and Kingston, Tennessee. There was
a mutiny in two Georgia regiments, near Monticel
lo, last week. Six of the ringleaders were shot.
The Union Victory at Somerset, Ky.
Cincinnati, April 2. Accounts of the battle of
Somerset say : lhe enemy, numbering 2,bi)0, were
overtaken four miles north of Somerset. After five
hours fighting the rebels fled, pursued by cavalry to
the river. 1 he rebels lost hlty killed, and nearly
four hundred taken prisoners, including twenty
officers. We recovered four hundred head of stolen
cattle. We lost ten killed and twenty-five wound
ed. Uur toree numbered 1,1:1)0.
Washington, April 2. Dispatches received at
headquarters fully confirm the success obtained in
the neighborhood of Somerset. Gen. Burnside says
the vigor, alacrity and gallantry displayed by our
troops are highly commendaole.
New York, March SOth. A Hilton Head letter
of March 25th says the Monitors, Passaic, Pataps-
co, Wcehawken, rtahant, Catskill, (Nantucket.
MiQtauk, Keokuck and frigate New Ironsides, to
gether with several gunboats and steamers, nave
left that port.
Another letter of the same date announces the
arrival ot Ericsson with a floating machine to
clear the channel of torpedoes. The writer also
states that the expedition against Charleston has
been delayed in consequence of the delay of this
Philadelphia, April 1st. The Washington
correspondence of the Philadelphia American says
the Administration confidently expect before the
close of the week news of important successes by
the fleet near Charleston. If the batteries on
Stono Inlet can be taken, it is believed the troops
can be landed to reach and take the city without
assaulting Forts Moultrie and Sumter, which,
being cut off, would fall without the loss of a ves
sel or ammunition.
Latest from Charleston.
Another letter of the 27th of March, says heavy
firing was heard nearly all the previous day in the
vicinity of Charleston, and it is thought probable
that the fleet which left on ednesday was attack
in? the batteries on Stono Inlet.
The pirate Florida had burned on Saturday
week the ship Star of Peace, bound from Calcutta
to Boston. The Honda reports having been
chased after leaving Barbadoes by the Vanderbill,
when night coming on, she tacked ship and stood
still with all lights extinguished and the steam
stopped. The Vanderbilt kept on and the pirate
New York, April 3. A special Washington dis
patch to the 1 nbune savs that the administration
ban nnfc vet dptprmind whut nnnrm fo nnrsua un-
der the law authorizing the President to grant
letters of marque and reprisal, lhe question has
been discussed at more than one Cabinet meeting,
in connection with the question as to the proper
means to adopt to prevent the construction and
sailing of rebel vessels from foreign ports.
A Fortress Monroe letter of March 28th reports an
extensive Sre at Richmond. Nearly a hundred thou
sand bushels of corn were destroyed. James river is
beiug strongly fortified by the rebels. Fort Powhattan
is being casemated with railroad iron. The rebel force
between the Blackwater and Richmond is nearly 30,000
All quiet at Suffolk.
New York, March 31.
The " Tribune's" special dispatch eay: Some of Gen.
Dix's officers report that tbey are satisfied from various
circumstances that the rebels are preparing to evacuate
Richmond, and have already moved large quantites of
supplies. Their officers believe the show of force in
front of Hker, and demonstrations in front of Wash
ington and oa the Peninsula, are intended to mask
their real object, and that the bulk of Lee's army is
moving away, behind a curtain of feints, to the West,
with the intent to concentrate in front of Rosecrans. in
the hope of being able to drive him back and occupy
and hold Kentucky. These opinions are not shared by
the principal officers of the army of the Potomac.
Gen. Hooker is here to-diy in consultation with the
President, the Secretary of War and Gen. Halleck.
He returns to-night.
Unln l March 22d.
New York, March 2oth.
The steamer Etna, from Liverpool the 11th and
Queenttown the 12th, arrived this morning.
The political news is imimportunt, as the m.irriage
of the Prince of Wales and attendant rejoicing absorb
ed attention. The ceremony came off at Windsor Cas
tle on the 6th. with great pomp and brilliancy. The
Queen occupied a retired post of bservation, but took
no part The Royal pair went to Osborne for the hon
eymoon. Thers was a holiday throughout England,
and the public rejoicings illuminations, etc , were on
the grandest scale.
It is rumored that France contemplates to resume
negotiations in Mexico, after the capture of Puebla.
L ndon, March 12.
Polish affairs continue threatening. Lircie witch
has heeu proclaimed Dictator, and has issued a stirring
manifesto calling the Poles to arms.
During the wedding ceremonies of the Prince of
Wales, seven women were crushed to death, and up
wards of one hundred persons had their limbs broken.
Several riots occurred and the streets had to be cleared
at times, by the soldiers, at the point of the bayonet.
A Cabinet C- nsul had been held in Paris, to consider
what action is necessary in regard to the Emperor Al
exander's dispatch, th.-it he would listen t no overtures
so long as the Poles continued in armed insurrection.
A Cracow telegram of the 10th says preparations are
being made by both the Poles and the Russians for a
The insurrection in Poland is spreading. Eight
Warsaw counsellors had resigned. The Municipality
also intend resigning. Duke Constnntine had quitted
Warsaw. National Polish Bank notes were beiug is
sued. The ship Washington, from Calaia and Antwerp,
arrived at Southampton on the 13th March, having
been raptured by the Alabama on February 20th, but
was released on a bond of 50.000. She brcnght the
crews of the ships Golden Eag'e, Oliver, Jane and
Palmetto, burned by the Alabama.
The Confederate 'oan would clnse on March 21t,
the bids having gre.itly exceeded the amount need
ed, particularly in London. Report says that the ap
plications in Liverpool were very heavy. Paris tele
grams say that the loan was quite the rage there.
The London Times' city article says it stems evi
dent, so far as 1-ond n is concerned, that it is view
ing it as a cotton speculation. Whatever attractions
it possesses, must be found in other respects. There
can be no doubt that a majority of the merchants and
capitalists would have wished it had not been intro
duced. The Star cannot beliee that bona fide in
vesters will be fund to take the loan, even at par,
unless better security can be afforded them than hy
pothecation, which it may never be in the power of
Jeff Davis & C. to deliver. The Daily News edito
rially denounces the loan, and says its flagrant inde
cency and immorality will scandalize most English
men who care for the reputation of their country.
The loan closed on the 20th at 4 1-2 to 4 3-4 pre
mium. Bids reached 10,000.000. and were expect
ed to be 15.000,0C0 or 13,000,000 at the close.
The match has been concluded for a prize fiht
between Heenan and King for the championship for
1,000 a side, to come off ou the 8th Dec- mber.
In the House of Commons, Ltyard, in reply to an
inquiry, said that since the breaking out or the civil
war communication between the British Government
and the L nited States, in reference to the island of
San Juan, had been suspended.
Paris. March 21.
A despatch received at the Russian Embassy con
firms the defeat of Lmgicwitz. The insugen iost 400
killed and 51 taken prisoners. A telegram fiom Lern-
berg also confirms the above.
It is reported that the reply of Austria to the French
proposals is evasive.
A correspondent of the Loudon limes writes that
news from Cochin China are by no means satisfactory.
Keinforcements are earnestly asked for by the comman
der of the French forces. Gen. Forey is making the
same demand from Mexico, where, it is said, 6,000
more men are required.
lhe coming elections cause much anxiety to the
The debate in the French Senate on Polish affairs
was concluded on March 19th. M. Billault on behalf
of the Government said that a fresh insurrection can
only bring fresh misfortunes, and said that it was
neither good, useful nor humane to encoura-'e it. If
the French Government persists in this language, it is
necessary, he said, to mistrust popular impulses. Ope
rations for liberty were manifesting themselves every
where, and made Powers more accessible to the voice
which had been raised in favor of Poland. For this
reason, he continued, Russia has replied to the Com
mission of France by benevolent words, promising con
cession and amnesty.
Demonstrations in fivor of Poland had taken place
in Paris. The Moniteur and London Times regard the
news from Polaud as showing that the insurrection
is becoming general.
A despatch from Tarnow announces that Langiewitz
had defeated the Russians under Shashowski, and cap
tured considerable munitions and materials of war.
Telegrams from Cracow say a report was current tht
Landgiewitz had been put to flight and his forces dis
persed, and that he was at Apolomitz and sought con
sent of the Austrians to pass through Galacia, but was
refused. Earthworks have been thrown up around
Warsaw. The inhabitants expected an attack.
One Day Latter.
New York, April 1.
The steamer " City of Washington," from Liverpool
the 18th, and Queenstown the 19th, has arrived.
Parliamentary proceedings were unimportant. The
Polish question assumes great prominence and import
ance. The French diplomatic correspondence is pub
lished, showing the gravity of the question. The
French Senate is debating the petitions in favor of
An influential meeting, held in London, denouncrs
the course of Russia, and called for a cessation of di
plomatic intercourse with her until a reform was
brought about. The "Morning Post" contained a
warlike and threatening article after this meeting, but
the Times " repudiates the idea of breaking off inter
course. It was rumored that the Russians had been defeated
The report was current on the Paris Bourse, that the
Czar had replied to France that he was unable to make
any concessions to the Poles until the insurrection was
Austria will enter into no arrangements with France
or England, but will act according to circumstances.
Prussia was concentrating troops on the Polish
A deputation had a conference with Lord Palmers
ton, urging the interference of England in favor of
Poland, and its belief that war would be popular.
Lord Palmers ton did not commit himself.
The Gil Bias," which arrived at Havre on the
15th. reports that, February 23, in Lititude 21 north.
Long. 45 9 west, she was spoken by the " Alabama.1
She had burned on the 21st of February, the ' Alice
Cave," from Bordeaux for New York. The same day
k,.. . irv lare vessel, bound from California
BUC MM. Uu ' J O w
O.ieontnwn. Name not given.
The " La Plata." which arrived at Southampton on
th lfith cf March, rerxrte the 44 Alabama" cruising
off St. Lucia, West Indies.
The Tnrlnn Np " savs that the " Gibraltar,
late Sumter, was repaired, and is now ready for
The screw steamer Southerner," intended for the
Confederate Navy, was launched the week before the
Hansa ' tailed.
Peruvian vessels, that were employed in
the transportation of emigrants from Polynesia, have
hopn detained bv the French authorities, under the im
presssion that the captains of those vess. Is were taking
their passengers from places belonging to the Empire,
and that they availed the.uselves of improper meuus to
seduce those simple people on board their ships. Al
most all the vessels detained have been released on the
condition that they abandon this unlawful trade.
There is nothing of much interest to r port from
Chile this mail. In the JJepanments oi me uov
ernment, nothing has been transacted for the past fort
The subject of religious toleration is occupying some
attention, being Drought into nonce oy nruc.es tor u
against, in the different newspapers. Althongh in
Chile, at Dresent. every sect is allowed to worship ac
cording t- Its own creed, yet they are quite t the
mercy of the authorities. It is to be hoped tnai me
advanced civilization of Chile, and of all the South
American Republics, will not merely accord religious
toleration as a privilege, but establish it as a right.
The following was received at Jackson, Miss., on the
F"ur boats came t- Vie'-sburg at sunrise this morn
ing, and two of them attempted to pass the batteries ;
one was sunk wi h all on board, und the other lies at
the mouth of the caual, apparently disabled.
A dispatch from Vicksburg, the 2Cth, says that on
Saturday morning Col. Ferguson, commanding the
battery at the iunction of Deer Creew and Sunflower
river, thirty-five miles above the junction with the
Yazoo, repulsed the enemy, destroying three guuboats,
and drove the rest back.
Col. Ferguson has guffioient force to hold the enemy
in eheci, nd recommends reinforceiuets to be sent to
the rear of the onemy to out off hU retreat. The move
ment on the part of the enemy was to flank the bat
teries on Haines Bluff und or. the Yazoo.
The Jackson " Appeal " says : The repule of the
enemy (Federal) in their attempt to euer Sunflower
rivtr, has been definitely ascertained. The fleet was
driven back, and a large number o' barges captured.
The enemy are reported to have mad another advance
toward Fort Pemberton, with increased strength.
Every effort will be made to defeat them, as the im
portance of that position is fully appreciated by our
WILL U AVE HONOLULU FOR
KAIL IT A,
li A WA I II All,
At 1-2 past 4: o'c lock 3?. M.
,M a j 2 1
JANION, GREEN CO.,
A genu Hawaiian S. X. Co.
TIIE STEAM SCHOONER
WILL SAIL FOR...
KOLOA AND XAWILRVILI
Alternately about every fire days, calling at WAIMEA ou
the Kolua trip when sufficient inducement offers.
J ANION', CREEX & CO.,
Honolulu, April 9, 18C3. (49 iQ Agenta II. S. R. Co.
iVolicc of Removal !
THE lDF.RSIf;ED RESPEfTFTLLT in
forms fait friends and the public generally, that he has
L.QGHLMtXi UN HQP
To the premUea of C. H. LEWERS,
On !Kin- IS tree 1:,
Next to the Lumber Yard, where he will be ready to execute all
intrusted to hu care. Harm; received by the Arctic an
KNG1.NS LATHE, be is able to do general repairing, inch as
Screw Cutting and Turning, larger than heretofore.
-'" J AS. A. HOTPKR, King Street.
AM, PERSONS Is .XY WAY INDEBTED TO
the Estate of Thomas Kin, late of Honolulu, deceased, are
hereby notified to make immediate payment to the undersigned ;
and all persona hariog any demands against the tame, to pre
sent them for payment forthwith.
Executor of the last Will and Testament of Thoa. King.
Honolulu, April 4th, 1863 53 t
TIIE PARTNERSHIP HERETOFORE EXISTING BETWEEN
the undersigned, and known as Can lage M While, is this day
dissolved by mutual consent. Alexander White will continue
the business, and settle all accounts of the flrro.
SAMUEL F. CAN DAG E,
Honolulu, April 24th, ISC3.
a. n 111 l b,
rpiIE UNDERSIGNED IS PREPARED TO
a. take Ambrotypes and Photographs also the Carte Vis
it in a style second to none in Honolulu.
3T Call and see specimens, at the Gallerr. next door to the
Post Office, over the " Pacific Commercial Advertiser " Office.
62 3na H. L. CHASE.
PROPER application havlns; been made to the
undersigned, by Lncy Travis and P. Comings, Administra
tors on the Eotate of J. N. Travis, of Kailua, Kona, Hawaii, de
ceased, for leave to sell the real estate of said deceased, notice
is hereby given to all whom it may concern, that SATURDAY
the 16th day of May next ensuing, at lu o'clock in the forenoon,
is a day and nour appointed for hearing laid application, and
all objections which may be offered thereto, at Kailua. Kona,
llawaiL. H. L. SHELDON,
Kona, Hawaii, April 15, 1963. 3t Circuit Judge.
TAKEN AWAY BY MISTAKE FROM THE
BISHOP of Honolulu's ltou.e,oa Tuesday Evening last a
polished wood straight handled brown silk UMBRELLA. In its
place has been left a silk umbrella with an ebony handle lslai.1
with Ivory, which wUI be given to the person who will be kind
enough to restore the minsing article to the Office of the POLY.
NOTICE TO THE STJBSCBIBEBS TO THE
IN ACCORDANCE WITH TIIE RESOLXTlOSs
adopted at the Meetings of the Subscribers recently held at the
British Legation and at the Court House, the Committee of
then appointed to solicit subscriptions here and abroad, held
Meeting on the 23d instant, at which it was moved and seconded
that the Secretary be Instructed to notify (through the public pa
pers) all known subscribers to the " Cook Monument at Keala
keakua Bay," that their subscriptions will be transferred to the
fund for the building of the " Cook Light-House,' and that any
subscribers who may object to this transfer may receive the
amount of their subscriptions by application to the Treasurer
Mr. J. C. f duger.
April 34th. 1863.
The undersigned, ia behalf of the Institutioa which he has
the honor to serve, and in behalf of himself, begs most grate,
fully to acknowledge the receipt of a quantity of lint and ban.
dage. tor the use f the Queen' Hospital, from Mrs. 8. S
Castle and Mrs H. G. Crabb He claim not ihe eloquence of
a Dr Bellows, but his gratification at this well-timed doa.
tion to the sick and suffering in Hmolulu is none the leja fer
vent, and he is now emboldened to hope that the good exam,
pie of these two Ladies will not be lost upon other.
Purveyor of the Queen' UopitaL
Honolulu, 21st April, 18G3.
For Sale or Lease!
THAT DESIRABLE RESIDENCE, THE
property of J Fuller, Esq., in Nuuana Valley, adjoin,
ing the premises of C. Brewer Qd. Ei., and Captain J.
Paty, and at present occupied by the Honorable K 11
Allru. There are two acres of the choict irirden land. w:i
stocked with fruit and ornamental trees. The house contains a
large parlor and dining room, two large bed rooms, one small
do., dressing rooms, pantry and store room. There is a good
cook room, servants' rooiux. stable, carriage house, tool house
I -1 1 . IV . I 1 . 1 .. ... .
ot, anew, ew;., eic. 1 uie r ee rimpie. unoi auposeaof soon,
ill be rented. For terms, apply to
52 tf ALDRICH. WALKER A CO.
HAS REMOVED HI3 LAW OFFICE
1 over the tore of
Captain Snow, and beinc now deDendent
upon bi.-t professional practice for the support ot a large family
wiil be happy to attend to any legal business entrusted to him in
any of the Courts of the Kingdom, and draw any leal papers,
and certify to their execution as a Notary, so that tkey may be
recorded or recognised as authentic abroad.
ASHEJC B. BATES.
Honolulu. 23d April, 1S63. i m
ELGHERS & GO.
OFFER FOR SALE AT
VERY REASONABLE RATES
FRENCH SI'S PEN DER S,
Fancy Silk Ribbons,
Pink and striped CndershirU,
White Cotlou Shirts,
23 LACK AXaPACA COATS 6c SACHS
Black Silt Cravats
Black and blue Silk for Dresses,
Plain Turkey Red,
Scotch Cups, ' Fine Linens,
Heavy Pilot Jackets,
Heavy Woolen Stockings.
Ladies' white Mocking,
Blue mixed Socks,
Oil Paints, Best Charcoal Tinplates,
BOILED LINSEED OIL,
LAMPBLACK, CEJIEXT, WH1TLG,
. . . English Crown Iron.
U rought Iron Ppikes,
Brass and Iron Bolts,
Holland Sail Needles,
Table and Tea Spoons,
Mirror, gilt Mad ja-c. framrs, astertts aizea,
Gilt .Moulding, Black Silk Umbrellas, Entoatcas,
HEMP CANVAS AND SEAMING TWINE
A SHALL ASaOKTXEJT Of
TO BE CLOSED OUT AT COST PRICES.
To Arrive Soon, via San Francisco!
Colored Blankets, assorted,
Turkey Red and Yellow Hdkfs,
41 "m Checked Caasiraere, etc.
A FEW LARGE HEAVY SHAWLS !
adies' Cashmere .Untitles !
Hisses' " "
A very choice assortment of
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A FEW PIECES
SOMETHING NEW I
EraSIlOIDEXUED S2XZZIT3 !
PAIMSffi MM MB T1IMIS !
Collars and Sleeves !
A new assortment of
Gentlemen's Gray & White
Merino Half Hose!
GENTLEMEN'S HATS, LATEST STYLES
Wholesale and Retail Store on the Wharf, corner of KhB
manu and Queen streets. Alxo, Betaii Establishment A''11
ana street, above King. 434