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YSiereas, the Minister of the Interior Las
provided two j-laces to be used for the deposit of
rubbish and filth to be carried from the city,
Tiz : the Ioko called Toki," near the south
end of Queen Ktreet, and the vacant land near
the windmill belonging to the Messrs. Sumner,
inakai of the prison ; therefore,
AH persons are hereby etrictlj prohibited, in
accordance with See. 23 of the Civil Code, from
depositing any rubbish or filth upon any street,
lane, wharf, or vacant lot, within the bounda
ries of the city of Honolulu, under a penalty of,
not exceeding, one hundred dollars, for each
offence. Tu. C. IIEUCK,
Secretary Board of Health.
Offic ft lb B"rd ' nalth, I
lOch February, 18ol.
SATURDA r, FEIill UARY 13.
Tlics PolnietIan NcwHpaper.
The Polynesian has ceased to cxiet, the last
number having been Lwued on the Cth inst. The :
reason of this is, that Mr. Fomander has been'
unable to fulfill the contract which he assumed;
about two jeaw ao. The expense of carrying
on the establishment has exceeded its income,
resulting in pecuniary loss to him, as in former
years it was a heavy loss to the government.
In releasing him from his obligations, the gov
ernment has acted honorably with one who has
undoubtedly tried to do his bst. The experi
ment, however, has. shown that it ia no email
undertaking to carry on a piper and printing
office, even when it has the assistance of the .
public work, and every opportunity for making
a. fair trial.
We shall miss the Polynesian from our ex
change list, for with all its faults, it had some
good qualities, and served to put us on our
guard, as a competitor must always do, check
ing the bold etyle we have sometimes indulged
in, or correcting us in matters of fact and fig
ures, reflected back with a light in nowise flatter- j
ing to a writer's vanity. In this respect, the in
fiuance of a rival and competitor in journalism
ia always beneficial, and we shall regret standing
alone, for none more than we enjoy keen and
pointed discussion, even though spiced with sar
casm, or ourselves made the mark of its wit.
The Polynesian has been in existence abotft
20 years, and no one can deny that it has dona
good service in its day, but mainly as a public
newspaper, and not so much as a government
organ, for in the latter capacity, one result was
to create much opposition, which to a certain
extent has been unnecessary, and which judi
cious management might have avoided. There
has never been in this country any organized
opposition party, and whatever opposition the
government has had'to contend with, was created
by injudicious writers in its own organ or by
unwise acts of ita executive officers.
Ft was to meet and rebut these, as well as to
supply a commercial and literary want, that J
the Adecrtiser wan started in 1856, and has
been continued as a necessity to this day. On ',
-many questions that have arisen, it has been
compelled to assume an attitude of opposition
and often an ultra position, because driven to it
by the strong partisanship of the government
oran. Had the latter been more discreetly
conducted, in all probability the former would
never have been started.
One thing we wish to statu here, in order to
correct wrong impressions. There may have
been sometimes an impression that the Conmcr
cial was originated and supported by a clique
or party. It has been so frequently hinted at
and reiterated in the Polynesian, that some may
have come to believe it. This is not so. On the
contrary, its Publisher has had to rely solely on
its advertisements; subscriptions and jobwork
for its support, aided with the experience of
more than twenty years as a printer, and
in no case has the paper received any sub
sidy or pecuniary assistance from any person
or society whatever. It was the liberality :
of nuch men and firms as A. P. Everett,
C Brewer &. Co., Oilman & Co. and 15. YV.
Field, that sustained and encouraged it in its
earlier years. For several years, thesa firms
paid this paper for subscriptions, advertisements
and printing, over 2,000 a year, Mr. Everett's
bills alone amounting to one-half tha sum.
Times have changed now, and Honolulu'cannot
boast the business it then had, '-ami it is doubt
ful whether half the amountOf printing is now
executed here. For the same reason, it is ques
tionable whetlrer more than one weekly paper
can I? supported.
It falls to the lot of the proprietor of this
paper to conduct the only journal now pub
lished here. The experience of the past will,
we trust, enable him to make it what it ought to
be while it remains such conservative in its views
and conciliatory in its course. There has no
doubt been much unnecessary bitterness at
times expressed. Let bygones be bygones.'
Its columns will always be open to its patrons,
as they have always been, for the fullest and
freest temperate discussion of all questions of
Although this paper is now the only medium
of advertising, our friends need fear no combina
tion against their interests nor "any .rise in the
price of advertising. Ou the contrary, we pro
poe to revise the scale and reduce the charges,
especially on business cards and advertisements
of that character. There can never be a monop
oly in the printing business in Honolulu, unless
it be like the Steam Navigation Company's mo
nopoly something that don't pay. We wish to
encourage advertising and printing, and with
that object in view, shall make our prices as lib
eral as we can possibly afford. More than this
our patrons cannot ask.
When occasion requires it, we shall' always be
prepared to issue extras, either for important
foreign or domestic news, and in this way, as far
w possible, supply the want of a second paper.
We understand that the Government intends
to keep open its printing office for its own
work, until the meeting of the Legislature, when
me other plan may be adopted, or the present
perhaps be continued.
dT We are under obligations to Messrs McRuer &
Merrill. nd C W. IWIh & Co., of Sin Francisco,
ni to dpt. P-ity of the Yankee, fcr files cf later
Pprs thn were received through other source.
y- xotcs of Tin: week,
Nkw Yeab. MooJay last was observed by the
Chinamen as their annual New Year's Day. All their
stores were clotted and the day devoted to festivities.
The principal merchants spread tables to receive
their friends, and we observed many foreigners
calling on tbem. The tables were loaded with cakes,
pastry, wines and nuts, aud ornamented with choice
flowers. On one table, we noticed a dish of the
choicest China fruit, expressly imported from China
for the occasion. In their own country, five days,
commencing with new year's, are observed as holi
days instead of one as here. We may state here a
fiet not generally known that the Chinese here
sympathize with the rebels in China, whose chief
object is the expulsion of the Tartar dynasty which
has ruled in that country for two hundred years or
more, and the restoration of the sovereignty to Chinese.
Most foreigners sympathize with and aiJ the Tartar
government, probably from mistaken notions of the
object of the rebels. ,. .
S The schooner Marilda sailed on Monday last
for Lahaina and Hilo, iu command of Capt. Akoni,
with a crowd of passengers, numbering about 140.
The wind at the time was south-westerly, and quite
fresh, so that the vessel had to tow out with feteam.
Soon after getting outside the began to leak. Near
midnight, land was observed ahead, and the echoouer
tacked and run n'.i awhile, when she put about on
her course and soon made land again, which proved
to be the west end of Molokai. Conflicting accounts
are current regarding the management of the vessel
at this time, but as she appeared to be in a very
unsafe position, and was close in to shore, with short
sail on, two foreigners on board as passengers,
Mes3rs. Treadway and SeriCr, from whom we obtain o.ir in
formation, took charge of tier, set sail and wore off the shore.
It is Hiatal that she was so cluse in, that she barely escaped a
bliud roller. t n or fifteen feet in height, that rolled by her.
The vecl at the time bad about a fool of water in her hold,
ver her ballast, which the passengers bailed out. the waf-j
headed back, and arrived here on the fallowing day about noon.
The grhooner has been iu the f'anning's Idiand trade, aud is
said to I tare needed some repairs or caulking, which were to be
done on her return, he would have Diet no accident on this
trip, probably, but fur the unusually large crowd of passengers
on board, which set her down rather deep in the water. It id
difficult, however, to accoa.it for tier running out of her course,
with a free wind, unless there was sme culpable-mismanagement
on board. Akoni has the imputation of being a good
pilot, having served as Captain some IS years or more.
Opposition. The Sa Francisco papers contain
the advertisement of a new line of Hawaiian Packets,
to run between that port and Honolulu, with C. W.
Brooks & Co., agents at that end of the route, and
A Id rich. Walker & Co., here. The line is to consist
of the Smyrniole, Capt. Durdett, 393 tons, the
Onward, Capt. Hempstead, and the A. A. Eldridge,
Capt. Bennett. The price of passage is advertised
in the same paper at $40, and freight $1 per ton by the Reg
ular Iupalcb Line. We have not heard what the rates are by
the Dew line. Although there premises to be an increase of
trade, yet there is not business enough to employ regularly
more than four Rood vessels. Two perhaps in each line would
be well 8upKrted at fair rates. It is reported that it is Capt.
Smith's design to purchase a vessel of 600 tons to sail with the
Comet. If a good vessel is obtained, swift aud commodious,
i t would be a great improvement, aud tiie two vessels uow run
ning with the Comet could be sold.
3" 1'he Partington family have evidently con
cluded to settle down at Lahaina, as a correspondent
sends us another of their wise sayings. Ike came
rushing into the house, and exclaimed, the kana
kas have stopped our water, and it is impossible to
irritate our land." Dame Partington, who was
busy teaching a protege the art of crocheug, sud
denly dropped her work, and replied How mali
cious these karackcr8 are; they forget that water like
the rain of Heaven, should flow to the just and the
unjust alike, and the magistrates only encourage
them in their malicious propendencies" and she
wiped ber spectacles and resumed her juvenile needle
work, with an air of satisfaction that was really
The Yankee ia a wonderful craft, and her
last passage from San Francisco shows that there is
something in knowiog how to sail a ve6sel. Com.
Paty, with the instinct of an old sailor, who has been
over the course 132 times, steered through the calms,
variables and head winds, which prevail at this
season, and enable a passage of 11 days and 12
hours, while the schooner Alice, sailing a day ahead of him,
bad a passace of 15 days, and the clippers Derby and Geo.
Peabodv. which sailed a few days ahead of him, were 17 and 13
days each. 8;inK a huge boiler on the deck as we went
aboard the Yankee, we suspected the Commodore had been "
stealthily manufacturing fte-mi to make bis quick run, but he
vers that it was all done with wind and good luck we may
add with good seamanship, aim. Long may his flag wave over
the bark which so worthily serves as n connecting link with
Fibst Sprixq Whaler. The whaleship Congress
came in on Friday last, from New Bedford, via Syd
ney and the Marquesas. On the passage oat Ehe
was set on fire by her crew, a report of which from
Capt. Stranburg will be found among our marine
memoranda. Having fn this accident lost all her
fresh water, she touched at the Marquesas to obtain a supply,
and while there her first officer was captured by the natives,
stripped naked and would have been killed and perhaps eaten
by them, but for the timely assistance of Kekela, one of the
Hawaiian millenaries stationed on that island. We shall pui
lish Mr. Whel Ion's narrative next week, which will be found
iiof the most interesting hair breadth escapes from those
savage cannibals on record.
Ciiaxge of Publication Day. The Polynesian
having been discontinued, the Commercial Adverti
ser will hereafter be issued on Saturdays. That is a
more convenient publication day for a weekly, and as
Honolala is to have but one paper for the present,
the chauge of dav will doubtless be agreeable to
our patrons and the advertising public.
Ciieap Enough. Travelers can now go from"
Honolulu to New York for 200. The opposition
steamer America having arrived at San Francisco
she and the Moses Taylor make a regular monthly
line price of cabin passage from San Francisco through to New
York. $1j0. The America is ZiOO torn, and one of the finest
and fastest boats in the Pacific. The opposition steamers al
ready carry the bulk of the travelers going to and coming froni
the East. Th? mail steamers, however, carry most of the ft eight,
' Official Noticf. We are requested by Hisj
Excellency the Minister of the Interior to state, that j
as the Polynesian has been discontinued, all govern- j
ment notices requiring to be published in English, j
will be inserted in the Advertiser.
An official notice of the Board of Health will
be found in this paper, instructing citizens where to
deposit dirt and rubbish: Another notice issued by
the Board is directed against est ray horses, too many
of which have been pastured in the streets. All horses found
loose in the road are liable to be seized and impounded. Stray
horses are generally very knowing animals, aud an occasional
example will keep the roads clear.
Fob San Francisco. The bark Young Hector will
cail to-day at 10 o'clock having obtained a full cargo,
consisting mostly of sugar and pulu. She will take
a mail, and files of the last three dates cf the Com
mercial can te obtained at our counter in wrappers
ready for mailing.
Messrs. vonllolt & Heuck's little Anahol'
packet Jeanette arrived at 4 P. M. yesterday, having
made a fine passage op from Kauai of only 23 hours.
The Odd Felloio came in the same day, 3G hours
Anothr Hilo Packet. The schooner Emetine
has been put chased by Mr. J. C. King, for the Hilo
route, and will probably sail to-day. She will be
found a strong, well-built vessel, but not, so fret as
Octsiue. Pbeelinks" resumes bis narrative and
pictures, the beauties of inter-island travel on regu
lar dinpatch coaster, lie has evidently "ridden the gnat," ss
be writes very feeling'y on the subject- We shall probably hear
from him occaaiona'.ly during his travel.
TnASsrcL. The members of the Lahaina AuAnn
Aloha, a very respectable body, mot of whom were
passengers in the Marilda, bad a feast on Thursday at the
Governor's, to testify their joy on their afe return to port, as j
well as to hare a good time generally.
Important, if true. Some of the passengers of
the Marilda (native of course) are reported as
having threatened to eue Messrs. Treadway and
f pencer. fvr the value of their calahahrs, seized and appro
priated for service in bailing out the ve$el. The j Ac is too
food to be allowed to pass by unnoticed, .y
New World BrTArRANT. This establishment is 1
as usual in the full tide of success, but the propri
etor says thre is always room for a few more boarders. Kead
Ih artrMtioetnent in another mlumn.
Telegraph. A number of changes have been
made in the telegraph table, owing to losses of ves
sels, and new coasters having entered the service.
The following is a correct list of the numbers refer
ring to the coasting vessels :
35 sch Enieline. j Al sch Kaciehameha IY.
36 Kamoi. I 43 Ktkauluohi. .
37 i 44 " Mi i Reiki.
33 steamer Kilauca. j 45 " Matilda.
3S sch Kalama. j 46 " Odi Fellow.
40 M ManuokawaL ! 47 eteao-er Annie Laurie.
41 " Moi Wahine. 1 4S sch Nettie MerrilL
Letters from East Maui state that pieces of
the wreck of the Emma Rooke are strewn all along
the shore. At Kalepolepo, the gilt eagle formerly on
the stern of the vessel, was picked. cp, several sugar
kegs, and other articles.
The clipper bark Yankee, of the P.egular Dispatch
Line, arrived on Friday morning hist. Com. Paty
has made another of those quick passages, which
have given him and his bark a firne, having made
the run down in 11 days. The Yankee brings the
mails, and a very interesting summary of foreign
advice. The papers received by her are New
York, Dec. 23, and San Francisco, Jan. 21, the lat
ter containing telegraphic dispatches from Washing
ton to the 221.
The Army of the Potomac,
The following tells in a few lines' what Lee's and
Meade's armies are doing :
Head Qcartf.rs Armt of the Potomac, January
21st. Nothing of special importancJ has ttanspired
within our lines for several days. The enemy ap
pears to enjoy a similar state of quiet.
From Gen Ilutler's Department.
General Butler has, during the short time that be
has been in command of the Department of Virginia
and North Carolina, enlisted between 8,000 and
1,000 colored soldiers. He took the responsibility of
offering a bounty of ten dollars, which has bad a
'narked effect in stimulating enlistments. The War
Department has siuce ratified his nc'.ion.
The Wilmington Journal says : The receut pres
ence of Gen. Butler in Newbern, and the concentra
tion of troops at that point, as well as at Washington
and Beaufort, leave little room for doubt that an
advance of a most serious character is contemplated
and ou the eve of execution by the enemy Federals
into the State of North Carolina. The enemy may
advance in the direction of Kingston, aud Goldsboro.
No doubt they are increasing their forces at Wash
ington and Falmouth, and we expect an attack on
the railroad near Rocky Mount and Weldon.
Rumors are afloat in Washington of a reorganiza
tion or consolidation of the National army into
three separate corps. It is also rurucred that an in
dependent corps of 50,000 men will be given to one
of our best fighting Generals, who will be authorized
to take llichmoud in his own way. It. is also asserted
that a co-operative movement will be made ou Rich
mond, at the opening of the spring, by a column on
the Peninsula, or south of the James River, aided
by Butler's forces, and by the main column on the
direct line from Washington. Hancock will com
mand one of the three corps into which the Army of
the Potomac will be consolidated; Sedgwick another,
and a General not of the Potomac another.
The construction of ironclads at Richmond has
been abandoned. The iron was sent to Charleston
and Savannah to complete the several vessels being
built there. A universal feeling of terror and despon
dency pervades the South. It is with difficulty the
Government is able to stem the current of popular
feeling Betting in against it.
The Richmond Enquirer, speaking of the an
nouncement of the re-eulistment of so many Federal
troops for the war, says : The action of the enemy
in this matter is important to us. The preservation
of their organization shows that they intend to move
forward at the earliest practicable moment in spring.
We shall need every energy of national defence for
the spring campaign. Richmond will, in all prob
ability, be approached from the Roppahaunock, as
well as from the Blackwater and northern Georgia.
The fate of Atlanta, and in North Carolina, that of
Wilmingtou all must be decided in spring."
Progress of Unionism in North Carolina.
North Carolina papers continue to demand peace.
The Raleigh Progress says : Peace alone can pre
vent starvation. It is folly to talk about there being
enough supplies in the country, t' uch is in fact un
true, and those who adhere to such a mistake will
find out their error when too late. Confederate
money is bad enough, but a dearth of provisions is
not caused bjj a want of confidence iu the currency,
but because the producers have nothing to briug in.
We tell the people and authorities, that the present
condition of things cannot, and will not last. The
masses of houest, hard-working people have been
deceived long enough, and will not sutler when they
can induce peace. They want peace and they'll have
it not upon such terras as the leaders who have
betrayed them desire, but upon such terms as they
themselves shall prescribe. Rich men may have
meat and bread, but we tell them it will not remain
with them unless the poor are provided for. Peace,
such as statesmen and honest rulers might obtain,
would give abundance, and all creature comforts;
but a continuance of the war will rob us of all so
cial and political rights, and make the many the
slaves of the few. - We believe that pease can be
made, and that such as the world will consider honor
able, aud those who assume the rule ought to take
steps to make it, for enough has been said by the
enemy to satisfy all reasonable men that they would
gladly remove the quarrel from the sword and refer
it to the council chamber."
Another article says : There ia not another man
to spare from the agricultural and industrial pursuits
of the country, and another draft in this class will
be fraught with the most disastrous cousequences.
Congress,we fear, is disposed to run to extremes,
especially those members whose States are largely or
entirely in the hands of the enemy. Judging the
future by the past, we can not say we expect any
thing from it. Its members have neither patriotism
nor fctatesuiausbip for the awful crisis with which
they have to de il."
News from Newbern, says: The wholesa!e con
scription law is creating great consternation and
excitement in ti e tn'em portion of the State, where
preparations aro beirifi n.ide to resist it. Meetings
are held at which the ScU'.hern Confederacy is openly
repudiated, and" favonng a return to the Union.
The Raleigh (N. C ) Standard editorially says :
If civil law is to be trampled under foot by the sus
pension of the writ of habeas corpus, and any and
every able bodied man between the age of 10 and 65
is placed in the army, and the rights cf the State are
to be swept away, the people of North Carolina will
take their affairs iu:o their own hands, and proceed,
iu convention a.-se cabled, to vindicate their liberties
and principles. They will not submit to military
despotism. They will not submit to the destruction
cf their personal and civil rights in this or any other
way. A vast majority of our people are already
excited and restless at these threatened encroich
meuts on their liberties by the Congress at Richmond,
an l we warn the members of that body not to kindle
a Same which no effort can extinguish. If Congress
pass these measures, the people will rise in their
might nd assert their sovereignty; and woe to the
official who ehall attempt to turn the arms of Con
federate soldiers against the people of this State.
North Carolina will not be a slave cf either the Con
gress at Richmond or Washington. She is the key
stone of the Confederate arch. If that stone should
fill, the arch would crumble.
Washington, January 21. A late Richmond
Whig says : If Wilmington is taken, Charleston falls
by an attack in the rear.
Boston, January 22d. A correspondent of the
Traveler, writing from Newbern, says information
bas reached him that a call has been issued at Raleigh
for a State Convention, for the purpose of seceding
from their allegiance to the Southern Confederacy.
Ihe writer says that Governor Yjnce, and nearly all
the leading meD of North Carolina, desire a return
to the Union. He also says that an army of ten
thousand men, under Butler, could march to Raleigh,
take possession of the capital, and free the State
from the rule of traitors in a month. Such an army
would receive an enthusiastic welcome there and all
along the line of march. So say men who know.
A dispitch from Charleston the 13th, says : "The
bombardment of the city has been continuous since
Hst report A large number of transports, filled
with troops, have been observe ! going south. An
increased fleet at Hilton Head is reported."
Another dispatch, of the 14th, say : The enemy
kept up lively shelling all day. Since Tuesday at 8
o'clock, four hundred and beventy-one shells have
been thrown into the city, causing some damage, but
no casualty. The enemy have unmasked tvro or
three more Parrott'a at Gregg. The shelling is still
heavy this evening.
Private information from rebel sources states that
Charleston is being gradually destroyed by fire by
our batteries. Ou the 26th December, two blocks of
buildings on King street, belonging to the estate of
ihe late Senator Butler, were destroyed. Several
large warehouses, occupied by the rebel Government,
filled with army supplies, were destroyed. At the
same time the city was almost deserted except by
military. The poorer classes have erected temporary
accommodation out of range of our fire. Great
destitution prevails among them.
New Yokk, Jan. 19. A Hilton Head correspond
ent of the 15th states that a few vessels of the new
expedition are moving out of the harbor.
The siege cf Charleston is temporarily suspended,
except by the fire of our guns from Morris Island,
where a sufficient force is left for defence and to work
the guns, and where more batteries are being erected
for the purpose of reducing the city to ashes. A
large negro force accompanied the expedition, the
War Department haviug authorized Gen. Gilmore to
recruit all the negroes in his Department as troops,
under white officers.
From Fast Teunessee.
All quiet at Chattanooga.
From Knoxville, we learn t but a special Cincinnati
telegram says : Long9t reefs army are in winter
quartets thirty-two miles from Knoxville, having a
front of twenty miles. They are said to number
37,000. Gordon Granger commands the Federals,
and believes himself fully able to defend himself
against Longstreet, General Foster is ill at
Rumor says that Longstreet has recently made a
tender of an important character to the General Gov
ernment, involving no less than the surrender of his
force. An official was detailed, rumor says, to hold
an interview with him and agree upon the terms.
Such terms were offered to him that he declared that,
rather than accept them, he and the people would
fight to the last. We cannot say bow much truth
there is in the story.
Uniou Meeliug in West Tennessee.
Nashville, January 22d. A meeting of over two
thousand persons was held at the Capitol to-night, to
consult on the restoration of the civil government to
the State. Resolutions were passed recognizing thj
authority of the Federal Government to secure Re
publican government in rebellious States, by appoint
ing Military Governors; denouncing slavery as an
evil in itself, and the cause of the rebellion; advising
the reorganization of the State Government, by a
Constitutional Convention, composed of delegates
pledged to immediate and universal emancipation.
The resolutions commend the integrity and fidelity
of Governor Johnson, and request him to call such
convention. A Committee was appointed to select
delegates to the Southern Free State Convention to
be held nt Louisville. Governor Johnson favored a
State Convention, aud said slavery had been the dis
turbing element which had tried to put down the
Government, and the Government should pot it down
immediately, and forever. He wanted free whites
and a white man's Government, but his platform
was broad enough for freedom to all, white aud black.
We must restore the State Government on a righteous
principle; strike the fetters oil the States, and let the
oppressed go free. Gradual emancipation is prepos
terous, for it proposed to fit a State for freedom by
Chicago, Jan. 20. From late Southern papers
we condense the following :
The Atlanta Confederacy of the fifth says : " Our
cavalry at Bean's Station are continually having
heavy skirmishes with the enemy. Four days ago a
squad of our men captured a lot of Yankee clothing,
and were in the act of draping themselves in Yankee
property, when they were captured by the Yankees;
who finding them in Yankee clothing, led them out
and ebot them down. A few days afterwards, the
Fourth Alabama captured fifteen or twenty Yankees,
and shot them in retaliation."
In refeience to the exchange of prisoners the
Richmond Enquirer of the 15th says : ' Butler is an
outcast and can never be recognized as entitled to
the privileges accorded to a foe taken in lawful war
fare; yet it may become a question whether the Gov
ernment should not consult the feelings of the
Confederate soldiers now lingering in Northern
dungeons, and take the earliest practicable opportu
nity of releasing them.. Treating with Butler should
not relieve the pitiful wretch from the ban of outlawry
pronounced against him."
A bill was under consideration before the Confed
erate House, designed to allow the egress from the
Confederacy, of all foreigners who, after a certain
time, shall elect to leave the country."
An editorial in the Montgomery Mail says : "The
debutes and proceedings of Congress furnish much
occasion for painful solicitude. They evince a panic,
rather than cool, grave deliberations becoming such
a body in its anxiety to restore the currency and
fill the army. Danger is imminent that Congress will
bankrupt the country and overthrow the very frame
work of society.
Beef of the most inferior quality, is two dollars per
pound in Richmond, and almost unobtainable at that
price, and flour is only one hundred and seventy-five
dollars a barrel. .
Substitutes get SI 000 and $1100 in Richmond,
but then it is rebel money, worth eix cents on the
The Richmond Whig, of the 15th says: "Some
Southern papers are apprehensive of an attack on
Savannah, as part of the enemy's programme on the
coast during the winter. This is inferred from cer
tain recent moveinent3 at Hilton Head, which seem
to indicate a concentration of forces for that purpose.
Another reason for the belief is, thit it would con
stitute a base of operations against Charleston."
The Tribune's special 6nys : The Arkansas delega
tion say that in four months Arkansas will come into
the Union as a Free State. They recommend Col.
Rogers to be Military Governor.
Washington, Jan. 22. A dispatch from Admiral
Lee reports the destruction of twenty-one blockade
runners within a short period off Wilmington.
The SpringSeld Republican predicts that Mr. Lin
coln will be spontaneously reelected to the Presidency,
with no opposition worth naming. The Republicans
of both Houses of the Pennsylvania Legislature, have,
on joint ballot, nominated Abraham Lincoln fcr the
next President. The Legislatures of New Hampshire
and Kansas have done the same.
In Washington, the other day, a small boy was
knocked down and run over by Mrs. Lincoln's car
riage, breaking his leg and otherwise injuring him.
Mrs. Lincoln took the lad into ber carriage and car
ried him to his home, where everything in her power
was done to alleviate his sufferings.
The Herald's Washiugtou special dispatch says :
Deserters arriving in our lines say the President's
amnesty proclamation is creating a feeling in the
rebel army which indicates its utter demoralization."
The steamship Jranderbilt has arrived at the New
York Navy Yard. She returns for repairs to her
boilers, which are in a bad condition. After leaving
St. Thomas, and when off Nassau, she chased a block
ade runner, but was obliged to give up the chase on
account of her bad boilers. Subsequently she picked
up fifty bales of cotton, thrown overboard by the
A letter to the New York Times from Paris says :
The pirate Florida is about ready to sail from Brest.
She lies in the bay, very close to the Union gunboat
Kearsage. It is not probable that the latter will be
able to stop her; for if in port when the Florida
eail.", the twenty-four hours rule will be applied;
while if 6he remains outside, the Florida, which is
faster than the Kearsage, can easily steal out some
Chicago, Jan. 20. In the letter from Secretary
Seward to Minister Adams, referred to in last night's
dispatches, the United States do insist and must con
tinue to insist that the British Government is justly
responsible for the damages which the peaceful and
law-abiding citizens of the United States sustain by
the depredations of the Alabama, that vessel having
been built and fitted out iu British waters. The
Secretary caunot, therefore, iustruct Minister Adams
The Era has intelligence from Texas through a
preacher, who resided at Fort Lavala, that there was
an overwhelming Union sentiment in Western Texas.
A number of Union men had been imprisoned by
order of Magruder, for publishing a book called
Common Sense," and fears for their safety are
entertained, as the " Sons of the South" had voted
to hang them. Much mutiny exists among the rebel
troops in Texas. Magruder is concentrating his
forces on the Brazos, thirty miles; from the coast,
to refrain from pressing the claims which he has now
in his hands.
New York, Jan. 16. At a meeting of the Cham
ber of Commerce to day, a letter was received from
the first Assistant Secretary of the Navy, in substance
as follows : The charge against the Navy Department
for building slow steamers, is best answered by com
parative public trial, and I am authorized by the
Secretary to make arrangements to run one of our
vessels agaiust the fastest sea-going Bide wheel steam
er in the country, foreign or American. She will
run against tonnage and draft in any water, and if
her competitor is larger, the rtce is to take place in
Gbeat Firk in Chile. The South American mail
steamer which reached Panama on the 5th of Janu
ary, with 318,000 in treasure for England, brings
confirmation or the' destruction of the Cathedral at
Santiago, Chile, stating that the number of killed
was over two thousand. The Cathedral contained
two thousand lights, from some of which fire com
rounicated to the drapery of a gigantic image of the
Virgin, aud pasteboard devices. In an instant a
sheet of rUrae rushed along the festoon of lights to
the roof, and directly spread over all parts of the
building. The people rushed to the priucipal door,
which was soon blocked up. Most of the men escap
ed by the sacristy and side doors. But a few of the
ministers escaped ere the lights suspended so plenti
fully from the roof poured a rain of liquid fire on
the people below, and in less than fifteen minutes
over two thousand people, moeily women, were black
St. John's, N. F., Jan. 17th. The. Columbia from
Gal way on the Cth, has arrived. It is confirmed
that Maximilian will visit Paris, and reach Mexico
before the end of March, with the requisite reinforce
ments. The Holstein question shows increasing embitter
ness. The Times continue's to take gloomy views, and
says that the Germans are waiting still upon events,
while events threaten more and more to be master
rather than guide.
An address to Napoleon was introduced in the
Corps Legislative on the 4th. It expresses the hope
that beneficial results ma be derived from the Chi
nese and Mexican expeditions. It is very pacific in
tone towards Russia, and loudly extols the Emperor's
scheme for a Congress.
The rebel steamer Florida bad completed its re
pairs at Brest and anchored about two hundred yards
from the Keersage. She will sail in February. A
French vessel will accompany each at an interval of
twenty. four hours.
The indictment against King and Heenaa bad been
removed to the Court of Queen's Bench.
The understanding between Maximilian and Na
poleon is said to be excellent, and it is said that cap
italists are overwhelming the Archduke with offers
of money on simple guarantee of bis accession to the
The Paris correspondent of the London Spectator
says, in a recent letter, that " everybody in France
appears to agree on one point that au irretrievable
disaster of the French troops (in Mexico) or a war
with the United States would instantly souud the
death-knell of the Second Empire."
That princely beggar, Lamartine, has lost the
property of his wife, lately deceased, which she left
to him. She was an Englishwoman, and the English
courts have declared her will void, ou account of an
A special Washington dispatch to the Post says :
Letters received here from Robert J. Walker, now in
London, state that a great revolution is going on in
public opinion in England in relation to the financial
strength of this Government. He says also that a
heavy tide of emigration will set towards this country
in the spring, and with Congressional action it may
be swelled to half a million of persons a year. He
proposes that Congress shall enact that no emigrants
bhall be liable to conscription during the war. This
would. disarm suspicion abroad.
BY II. W. SEVERANCE.
On WEDNESDAY - February 17,
At lO o'clock, A. JI., at Sales Roomy
Will be soli sold :
NEW Jt OOT!S
Clothing, Pry goods,
Shoes, Boxes tobacco,
lioxea candles, Crockerywure,
Rice, Rope, Matches, Furniture.
And a Variety of Sundries.
MOTHERS ! MOTHERS ! !
ITIOTIlEftS ! ! !
DON'T FAIL. TO PROCURE MRS. WI1-
SLOVV'S SOOTHING SYRUP for CHILI) It EN TEETHING.
This valuable preparation la the prescription of one of the
best female physicians and nurses iu the United States, and
lias been used for thirty yean with never failing safety and suc
cess by millions of mothers and children, from the feeble infant
of one week old to the adult.
It not only relieves the child from pain, bnt invigorates the
stomach and bowels, corrects acidity, and gives tone and energy
to the whole system. It will almost instantly relieve GRIPING
IN THE BOWELS, AND WIND COLIC.
We believe it the Best and 8 u refit Remedy in the World, in all
ciises of DYSENTERY and DIARRHtEA IN CHILDREN, whe-,
ther it arises from Teething or from any other cause.
Full directions for using will accompany each bottle. None
Genuine unless unless the f;ic- simile of CURTIS & I'ERKINS
New York, is on the outside wrapper.
Sold by all medicine dealers,
Principal Office, 48 Dey Street, New York.
Price only 25 cents per bottle.
416 and 418 Front St., San Francisco,
SSO-Goi Agents for California.
A Neglected Couch, Cold, As Ijibitat
kd or Sour Throat, if allowed to pro
press, results in serious Pulmonary,
Bronchial and Asthmatic Diseases, oft
entimes incurable. Brown's Bronchial
Troches reach directif the affected
parts, and give almost immediate relief.
For Bronchitis, Asthma, Catarrh and
Conscmptivk CorCHS, the Troches are
useful. Public Speakers and Singers
should have the Troches to clear and
strengthen the voice- Military Offi
cers and Soldikks who overtax the
the voice, and are exposed to sudden
changes, should use them. Obtain only the genuine. -Brown's
Bronchial Troches" having proved their efficacy by a test of
many years, are highly recommended and prescriled by Physi
cians and Surgeons iu the Army, and have received testimonials
from many eminent men.
Sold by all Druggists and Dealers in Medicine In the United
States and most Foreign countries, at 25 cents per box.
Ai-enU for California, Redington & Co., San Francisco.
HONOLULU, H. I.
w IS TUB LARGEST A XI BEST ARRANGED
ffTia HOTEL on the Islands. It contains all the modern
."I'S. improvements, and every convenience tor the Csn
fori of its Patrons.
Persons visiting this Hotel, can be served with meals and
refreshments of the best the market affords.
The Sleeping Rooms are large aud well ventilated. The
suites of Rooms are well arranged and completely furnished ;
and the house will continue to be kept as a FIRST CIjASS
HOTEL in every respect.
401 -3m Proprietor.
rjMIE PARTNERSHIP heretofore exiatln
A between 11. English, Wm. Greig ami George Bicknell,
under the style of Ii. English & Co., doing business at Fan
nine's Island, P. O., is this day dissolved by mutual consent.
The business will hereafter be conducted by Wm. Greig and
Geo. Bicknell under the style and firm of GREIG & BICKNELL.
All persons having claims against the late firm are requested
to pass them in for settlement to Alex. J. Cartwrieht.
402-St Py hi attnrny Jas. BtcKcri.t..
HY J. II. COLE.
On Tuesday, Feb. 16th,
At IO O'Clork A. M at Sale. Room,
Will be sold:
VI e xc Kan di se!
AND SUNDRIES !
Consist lag of
Dry Goods Clothing,
, Tobacco, Matting,
And a Variety of Sundries.
FOR SALE A HOUSE AUD LOT.
THE UVDKRSICXKD OFFERS
for sale, hia premises situated on Qt'KKN
Z.l'Jm 8TRKKT tvrar l'unchlow1. together with thai I
house the house thereon, on viry rrasooahlc term. Sni4
premise! bring well fenced, aud baring water laid ou, ha also
Mango trees planted thereon.
For terms, inquire of
J. PKRRY, Tfvttanu Street.
Honolulu, Dec. 10, 3. StHfan
AT WA1KAPU, EAST MATII, nt U
O'Clock, March 3d, ou the Premise) o
Th e folio trin g Proper t y i
NINE ACRCS, more or leu. Can Lnd, which ban a Water
priv.lege, 7i acres belti now plauted Willi cam.
One IKON SUGAR MILL.
Stone Boiling House, with apparatus for the tuAnufVttire of
A Stone Dwelling House.
A Trash House.
ONE CENTRIFUGAL with horse power.
Title Fee Simple. Terms mada known at time of aM.
For particulars apply to J . D. H A V KKOST,
i&l-Zl - Wailuku, K. Maui.
Fa mil) -Horse, Carriage and Harness,
FOR SALE I
THE HORSE AD CARRIAGE
HFg ' t,ie undersigned cau te bought on
application. The former owner of the
horse, C. S. lUrtow, Jvsq., is referred to by permis
402 -St J. A. BREWSTER.
Corner of Nnnanu and
HIM W. AVALTHAM,
I HEREBY GIVE NOTICE TO TIIE PL'B
lic of Honolulu, that my house la open as a
In two different departments, one of which will h select,
and the other lor native customers at a low price. The bouse
will be well supplied by the
Best the Market JELKoxdn
And be served by Competes! Cks, aud warranted to
No Liquors or Malt drinks will be allowed on the premises,
unless the boarders bring it themselves.
Every customer will be attended with respect by the waiter,
and any want of it will be corrected If reported to me.
Mr. W. has had TWENTY-FIVE YEARS
EXPERIENCE In his present line of business and
will challenge any one In Honolulu in the capacity of his
Experienced Coolcs and
The public arj respectfully invited to give me a call, and
judge for themselves.
The Price of Single Meals,
Tweixty-IJ'ive Cents !
At the Usual Hoars.
Especial Orders at other times
will be served on the most
HENRY W. WALTUAM,
Honolulu, Februiry 4. 401-lm
ED. HOFFIWJ, r.l. D.
AND OF THE
All Orders from the other Islands
Correctly and Promptly amended to.