HONOLULU, DECJJIBER 20, 1862.
tot fpjrfptstmt :
PUBLISHED WEEKLY AT HONOLULU,
Abraham Fornander, .... Editor.
CHAS. B. BISHOP.
. A. ALDBICH.
BISHOP & CO..
Oflte la the East ccrarr mC Makec'a Block
Kaaaamaaa wlrrrt, Heaelala,
Drew Bills of Exchange on Messrs. Grinnell,Minturn ft Co., New
York; Henry A. Peirce, Esq., Boston ; and Messrs.
Morgan, Stone tt Co., ban Francisco.
Will receive deposits.
Discount first class business paper,
Attend to collecting, Ac. Ac. fte. S-tf
V. A. Aid rich. J. S. Walker. S.C. Allen.
Ali-IDIPU VIM VCD P. nn
HLUniUnj IfHLUbn GSj UU11
Importers and Commission Merchants Dealers in General
Merchandise, and Agents tor the Sale ol Island Produce.
Agent for the Lihoe, Metcalf, and Princeville Plantations.
JOHN THOMAS WATEEHOUSE,
Importer and Dealer in General Merchan
dise, Honolulu. II. I.
Hif Ex. R. C Wyllie,
B. F. Snow, Esq.,
C. A. Williams ft Co.,
ChM. Brewer, Esq.,
Wilcox, Richards 4: Co.,...
" . ond ft Son,
h"s. Spencer, Esq.,
H. Dickinson, Esq.,
B. Pitman, Esq.,
MrRuer fc Merrill,
C. W. Brooks Ic Co.,
G. T. Lawton, Esq.,
Tobin. Bros, ft Co.,
Field & Rice,
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CHAS. R. IX ST,
H. A. P. CARTER,
n TVREWER & CO.
Commission and Shipping Merchants.,
Honolulu, Oahu, II. I.
oa M. Hood, New York.
James Hvsskill, Ksq., 1
Ch.B4.es Biiv, Esq.. V Boston.
H. A. Pibbce, Esq., )
Mimii McRiEai. Mebbili.,
Chas. Wolcott Baooas, Esq.,
Mctsas. XVu. Pistau & Co., Hongkong.
Miiiii. Pbsle, Hciiiu It Co.. Manila.
MELCIIERS k CO.,
Importers and Commission Merchants
AGENTS FOR THE
Hsin burgh-Bremen Fire Insurance Corapaay;
Kaiwike Sugar Plantation;
Tobey Sugar Plautation,
G 1ST. C. MELCHERS, 8( ti"ER,
JANION, GREEN & CO.,
Fire Proof Buildings, Queen Street,
HONOLULU. OAHU. S. 1. 52-lf.
B . F . SNOW,
DEALER IN GENERAL MERCHANDISE.
Honolulu. Oahn, II. I.
H. VOW MOLT, c' TH- HECCE.
Voa HOLT & HEUCK,
Ce neral Commission Merchants,
Haaoiala.Oaha.S. I 35-tf
II. IIACKFELD & CO,
General Commission Agents.
Ilaaalala. Oaks, II. I.
SAM'I- W. CASTLE. OS .. COOEB.
CASTLE & COOKE,
Importers & Wholesale and Retail Dealers
in General Merchandise.
A grata far Dr. Javae'a MeaJeiaf.
C. BREWER 2d,
General Merchant and Agent for the sale of the products of the
Brewer Plantation. i41y
A. S. CLEGIIORN,
Dealer in General Merchandise !
Fire-Proof Store corner Kaahumanu and Queen Streets, oppo
AlsoTKUuke7tallishin'ent on Nnuanu Street, above King.
XE- Island Produce bought and sold. Island orders carefully
attended to. '
A. S. GRINBAUM & Co.,
Importers, and Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
FASHIONABLE CLOTHING. HATS. CAPS,
XA BOOTS and SHOES !
And every variety of Gentlemen's superior Flirting
Store in Makee's Block, formerly occupied by . A- Al
drich, Esq., fronting on Queen street, Honolulu, Oahu.
DEALER IX WINES. SPIRITS, ALE & PORTER.
14 tf Honolulu-
' Land Agent to His Majesty.
One. I. .h.KI-'.Cre-,BerI i Street
WHOLESALE B-EALEB IB
WINES and SPIRITS. ALE and PORTER,
41 IVear ike P lOfllg. HsbsIbIb. 1"
SATYI'I. H. DOWSETT,
WU1 furnish Building Material of every description, at low
rOrSer. from other Island. solicited. Tard on ernerrf
Fort and Queen streets.
C. II. LEVERS,
Lumber and Building Materials, Fort BL. Honolulu. 14-tf
n. X. FLITNER,
CONTINUES his old businest at the new -tore
Chronometers R.ted by obsrrvauon. of the sun and
tiri With at irftBXIl- l"WUis7aa -
:.n of Honolulu. Particular attention
give, to Hoe watch repairing. Seit..,t art-Uuao-rant
glasses silvered and
Nautical iastmrnents eousuntly o hand andfor
R. E. WAKEMAN.
Contractor of Bunding and Jobbing.
tr- ALSO-Wheelright, CarnTge Making nd R'Pirin-
King stre Honolulu, opposite the City Market
Cabinet Maker and French Polisher,
Hel street, ppMiie the GrermeU
tt .. ..
DEALER IN GENERAL MERCHANDISE,
Island Produce, fcc, ftc, and. .Commission Merchant,
BOON'S BAY, HILO, XI. I.
Will keep constantly on hand, an extensive assortment of every
, .. ... o i(.iuhcu ujr cuips ana oiners.
O The highest price paid for Island Produce. .
JCT Money advanced for Bills of Exchange at reasonable
IN LONDON !
For Fire Insurance at Home and Abroad.
CAPITAIs 2,000,000 Sterling.
THE UMderKijcnnl bavins bern appoialed
Arents for the above Company, beg leave to inform the
public that they are now prepared to issue
The Mercantile Fire Insurance Company's Policies
Ed. HOFFSCHI.AEGER A STAPEXHORST.
Honolulu, September, 13C2. 20 tf
OFFICE, Southwest eomer of AVanliIngtoit and
THE 'XDERSIGXED ARE PREPARED TO
issue "Marine Insurance Policies," each being responsible
for the sum written on the Policies against his own name only,
and for himself and not for others or any of them.
Geiibge C. Johnson,
William E. IIakeuX,
James II. Haggis,
;J. Mora Moss.
ALDRICH, WALKER & CO., Airents,
Honolulu, H. I.
F. S. PRATT & Co.,
Impokters and Wholesale Dealeks is
WINES, SPIRITS, MALT LIQUORS,
TOBACCO and CIGARS,
HOXOLCLL', S. I.
EEFER BY FEKMISS10X iO
Messrs. C. A. Williams k Co., Honolulu.
" Wilcox, Kichari II Co.... '
C. Bbkwer So, Es., "
A. J. Cartwkigrt, E&t., "
J. I. KiCBABts k Sixs, Boston, U. S.
II. Webstkb tc Co., han Francisco.
J. Spalding, Es) Salem, U. 8.
TllOS. G. TI1UU3I
Stencil Cutter, Copyist and Orni
mental Foil Letterer.
S Fwrt street, appanilr the Odd Fellw Hall.
GEORGE W. BROWN,
20 JO" OFFICE COURT HOUSE, UP STAIRS.3 tf
BOOT AND SHOE MANUFACTURER!
Hotel Street, between Nuuanu and Mauna Kea Sis.
WHOLESALE & RETAIL MERCHANT.
Importer of China and other Goods; dealer in Sugars, Molass-
to Messrs. Castle k Cook. 49y
Chas. F. Guillou, Ztl. D.,
LATE SURCEOV UNITED STATES XAVY
Late CnalarPhyIciaa ! American Seamen,
AND GENERAL PRACTITIONER.
OFFICE corner tf Kaahumanu and Merchant strtett
Residence at Dr. Wind? mansion, Hotel street.
83- Office hours from 11 A. M. to 2 P. M., at other hours
inquire at his residence. 20-tf
B. F. EHLERS,
DEALER IN DRY GOODS, SILKS, &c.
FORT STREET, HONOLULU. 60y
Painter, Paper-Hanger, &c.
Opposite Lewis k Norton's Cooperage, King St. 50
MIEN U B ERR ILL,
GEORGE W. MACY,
Will continue the General Merchandice and Shipping biihi-
ness at me aoove pon, uno .ucjr c i'iciwo
ish the justly celebrated Kawaihae Potatoes, and such
recruits as are required by Whale Ships, at the shortest
notice and on the most reasonable terrns 9 tf
AUCTION & COMMISSION 1IERCHANT,
AM VtALLK Aa
Ships supplied with RecruiU and money advanced on Bills
HILO, HawaiL 43 T
C A LI FORN I A MUTUAL
MARINE INSURANCE COMPANY,
THE UXDERSICXEI) bavins Wen iiatd
Agents for the above Company, beg leave to inform the
public that they are now prepared to issue
MARINE IXSUUAXCE POLICIES
On cargo, freight and treasure to .11 k c0.
Honolulu, Aug. 21, 1861. 17-tf
O HORTLY. fwr a snaalN r tvra. m -r..--
in tr nrir Honolulu, containing a parlor and dining.
room, and 'not less than three bedrooms.
Apply to " ,,,,
Honolulu, July 25th, 1862
TlTflERFAS THE UNDERSIGNED HAS BEEN INFORMED on
WDtM, J :-.: ir...irii exisu in the taking
andkillineof the wild catUe on the mountains on Hawaii, be
'.Mtyandthe BrC the GoveVuinent, and whereas, from the nature of
rioarS thrtereU. .f Hi. Majesty and of the Govern
nt-aiid whereas all parties having legal claims on the said
wUd cattle bavr.lre.dy had time sufficient, If they have used
ue diligence, to remove w ..
Nob ' therelorene uu J - ...ouin. on Ha-
ties who 1?"". j 'r ja,ry 1857, to remove the same
waii, prv.ou. to the r before the lVtdayof May next.
,t Jt me Tiarties taking wild cattle w,ll be prosecuted
after which time, parties au B kamlHAMEHA.
Intenor umce, i -43.4
Jan. 84, IS5S. I. '
. tt TVTt()S havinarCUImBaRalnBt theEBta
:.u . ntitiorsiptiMl on or be wre wt
A of the late General lUf rf S t mber
same with the undersigned on or before me ism.
Attorney la Tact for the Encator.
. October 10th, 18C2.
CBAS. WOLCUTT BROOKS, W. FBAIK LADD, EDWARD r BALL, JB
CHAS. W. BROOKS & Co.,
1313IU l ! H I' M t j 1 1 1 i rt.
120 SANSOME St.,
SAX FKANCISCO, CAL.
j-" - ' .v me puitim--, miipmenianu
sale or Merchandise, to forwarding and transhipment of goods,
the chartering and sale of vessels, the supply-ing of whaleships.
JCT EXCHANGE ON HONOLULU In sums to suit.
ADVANCES MADE OX COXSIGXMEXTS.
B. F. Skow,
C. Bnwti Si. Co.,
Alprich, Waleeb it. Co.......... .
H. HacefeldA: Co.,
Jambs Hum swill, . ..... ..... ...
UEXBV A. rilBCE,
Chas. Brewer, ...........
Thatkr, Kriqham 4. Field,.
SrTTon k Co.,
Swift tc Alle.-,
D. C. McRUER, J. C. MERRILL.
McRUER & MERRILL,
rw k. , i
ATJCnOJw JililTJRJSw !
AGENTS OF THE
REGULAR DISPATCH LINE
Particular attention paid to forwarding and transhipment of
merchandise, sale of whalemen's bills, and other exchange, in.
surance of merchandise and specie under open policies, supply
ing whaleships, chartering ships, etc.
117 and 119 California-street.
SAX FRAXC1SCO Cat.
Messrs. D. C. Watkrmam Ac Co., .
" V. Kkeweb k Co.,
Capt. R. F. Snow
A. P. Evkbett, Esq.,'
Mensis. Gilmas k Co........
B. Pitva.i. Esq
IMCl Ac Co.,
Shipping and Commission Merchants,
SHIP CTTATTOT.T.TITRS, &.C.,
"ITflLL ATTEND TO THE Mile of Merehan-
1 1 dine, as also to the purchase and shipment of all kinds of
Goods exported from that country. Mr. RICE is the Commer
cial Agent for the United states at that port, and having already
resided there for about five years, is enabled by his acquaintance
with the country, to offer many advantages in the discharge of
any business that may be entrusted to their House.
W. T. Colemab It Co., ....New York,
John II. Aldrich, Esq.......
I. HoWLAND, Jb., it CO.,
Charles Scudder It Co., .........
Aldkx Sampson, Esq.,
Richard l. Rice. Esq ,-.
McCoxdrv tt Co.,
C. WOLCUTT Brooks It Co.,..
D. C. Watkrmab Co.,
Aldkich, Walkkb k Co.,......-..
..' Augusta, Me.
..San Francisco, Cal.
..Honolulu, S I.
MESSRS. C. A. FLETCHER & CO.
G ElTTl A l"a G E IV T S
T)EG TO INFORM OWNERS AND MASTERS OP SHIPS
Ik .hnnt in visit the oort of Ilakodadi. that they are prepared
to take Consignments and do business on the usual terms.
fr? Bv arrangements with Home Insurance Offices, Messrs.
FLETCHER St CO. can take risks on Oil, or other shipments of
Ilakodadi, Yesso, Japan. 4th July, J9. i" tr
Bta. U. S. 35 tf
JReferto R.W.Wood and C. Brewer 2d.
WM. FAULKNER & SON,
131 SANSOME ST., SAN FRANCISCO,
iET FOR JAMES CONNER SONS, U.S.
JA Type Foundry ,and Healers in all kinds of Printing Material.
7- Printers will find it to their advantage to call on us be
ore purchasing. B 'T
On Sale ?
EZ RECENT AIlRIVAtS !
TUB FOLLOWING CHOICE ASSORTMENT OF GROCER
IES, at the store of the undersigned :
Strawberry do, tc. Ac, Ac.
do black pepper
8. C. Soda
do pie fruits
Tins of water, butter, sugar.
oyster, soda and wine crack
Best Oolong tea
Ac Ac. tte.
do currants in tins
X.B. Freak Ulaaa Bailer and Grsaad Caflee
always an ha ail.
The only Depot where Meyers' Butter is sold.
Fresh Molokai Butter!
g- Kegularly g WrMt.
THE PROPRIETOR OF THE MER
chanfs Exchange Hotel begs to inform the Public that he
has erected two superior
MARBLE BOWLING ALLEYS !
Mr W It CARROLL, will have charge of the Alleys, and all
thEiwis'hinV to engage in thU health-giving game are invited
tore him a'call. the Proprietor pledging himself that nothing
11 be wanUng on his part to render his Alleys the most
lLsMt plWct It resort for recreation and amusement h. Ho
THE UNDERSIGNED, ialeaala leave
this Kingdom for China, has, by power of attorney, Mr
Han-yep, of Honolulu, to transact his business during his ab-
ence". . WONG-GOO
. -Afaulo, Hilo, Uawaii, Oct. 3, 18C2. ia
I'll II 1 1 1 1 1 1 v
la Feet Sqcabb.
shooting at 100 yards,
OF EVERY DESCRIPTION
For Sporting or Military Purposes.
DOl'BIE Waterprssf Ceatral Fire Cap.
Felt Wadding to prevent the leading of Guns, Wire Cart
ridges for killing game, Ac, at long distances. Breech Loading
Cartridge Cases of superior quality for fchot Guns and Rifles.
Contractor to the War Department Jbr Small Amu
Jacob's Rifle Shell Tubes, Cartridges and Caps for Colt's, Ad
ams', and other Revolvers.
Enfield's Ammunition, and Kail Cartridges
for Whitworth and Henry's Rifles, also for Westley Rirhard's,
Terry's, Wilson's, Prince's and other Breech Loaders.
BuiUU of vniform weight rrnuU hy compression from Soft
EHY BEOS., GrayVInn-Boad, London, W. C.
12 y W WHOLESALE ONLY.
TURNER. MARS3 WWW,
(SUCCESSORS TO C. O. TURNER A CO.,)
IMPORTERS & JOBBERS OF
WINES & LIQUORS !
S. E. CORNER OF
FRONT AND SACRAMENTO STS.,
J. L. TAGCAUD 6l Co.,
GROCERIES, PROVISIONS, etc.
.NO. 220 FRONT STREET,
Between California and Sacramento,
STEAM BISCUIT BAKERY!
THE UXDERSIGXED WOULD RESPECT
fully inform his Iriends and the public generally that
the Honolulu Steam Biscuit Bakery being now in full oeration,
be is prepared to furnish Pilot and Navy Bread, Water Crackers
and every description of
'm,f superior quality and at
PRICES M DEFY COMPETITION ! !
Parties fin dishing their own flour for ship bread will have it
made up at the lowest possible rates. .
SHIP BREAD RE3S3J3!!
C.-utirJroin the other islands promptly attennvii to.
Orders in Honolulu for shipping to be left with Messrs.
W ilcox, Richards A Co., CJueen Kt. 1 1-tf
COOPER & GUAGER!
ff f- IV REMOVIXCi IIIX BUSINESS TO
I ta bis new cooperage on the esplanade. Fort
tJjt. J street, takes this opportunity of returning
his sincere thanks to his friends and the public in general, for
the support anil patronage which they have been pleased to
grant to him for the past ten years, and hopes that by attention
to business and promptness in the execution of all orders intrust
ed to him, to merit a continuance of their favors.
Prices Greatly Reduced
OWINO TO THE HARD TIMES,
tllC 'lfl"- I" f ' i
, .nil .in nil ..tlier work id his line at a: re ail T r-
al. . HnuinAJ la nrnnrMi tn Shot HorteS.
aaalaasU ltvru J'l n-V ' .-- - n
9tmm. all xmwwlt afurrsnlMl tn o'wtP TWArftCt fllat l fCt lOtl.
" e. - - - - I.ITVf. A V.
VKing Street, opposite the Station House.
W. D. also begs rsXlully to return thanks to the public,
m.n have so loin DatroiilAd him, and hopes for a continuance
f their favors. v
begs respectfully to Inform the
public, than connection with
his other business, he will here
after carry on the
In all its various branches, anu
requests a share of publie patronage.
All work guaranteed. Prices to suit the times.
15 tf 6 Wm. DCXCAN.
JAMES J. O'DOXAELL,
PRACTICAL HOUSE & SHff PLUMBER,
HYI1RAII.IC Rama, Lifting Font Pamps, Bath
Tubs, Wash Stands, Water Closets, etc, fitted up in the
best manner. All work done at the very lowest rates, and per
fect satisfaction warranted.
XT Workshop on King street, next door to Mr. O. C. Siders's
Tin shop. 18 tf
IIIOS. BASS1 DRAIGHTALE, ofsaperlor qaalt-
Bass' bottled Ale. in quarts;
Superior Claret, in casks and cases;
Superior Holland Gin. in stone jars and bottles.
For sale by
5 tf H. HACKFELU A CO.
Firewood ! Firewood ! !
FOR SALE at very reasonable ratrs. at
47 MELCHERS It Co
BE IT KXOWX X XD MADE MAX IF EST TO
all whom it may coucern, that after this date Spun. gold
coin will be the only legal currency in money transactions with
the Government of this place.
Guam, April 19. JSoA
IS 4m LA C0RTE, Governor.
THE aadrrsignrd brgls iafaras their frieaaw
that they have established a branch of their house at VIC
TORIA, V. L, under the management of Mr. Henry Rhodes and
under the style of JANION It GREEN, for the transaction of a
general Commission business. Particular attention will be piad
to consignments of Sandwich Island produce.
J ANION, GREEX At CO.
I j ' ' 1 ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' I '
FOREIGN NEWS !
By the arrival of the clipper ship King Fisher, Capt.
Freeman, in 18 days from San Francisco, we are in re
ceipt of eastern dates to Nov. 26, (telegraphic). We
clip the following from our eastern exchanges :
Washixgto.v, November 22d. The Sfor contains
the following : The impression prevailed yesterday
and to-day that Eirly and Makall's divisions uf Jack
son's corps were advanced upon Washington, and had
arrived at Leesburg. We know, if Jackson comes
this way with less than 100,000 men, Heintzelman
will not let him back again.
Washington, November 23. Reports from corres
pondents at Aquia Creek have been received, dated
noon to-day. There had been no bombardment up
to that time, and no attempt had been made to cross
over from Falmouth. Wagons were still leaving
Fredericksburg constantly, going South, and the
rebel cavalry were seen riding through thestreets.
The rebels still have a battery of three guns near
Fredericksburg and four below it.
New York, November 24. A special dispatch to
the Herald says the rebels in occupation of Freder
icksburg demanded further time to consider the ques
tion of its surrender. On Friday night, after an in
terview with the civil authorities, (Jen. Sumner in
formed them that if they had any fun her communi
cation to present. Gen. Patrick would hear them on
Saturday ; accordingly the Mayor and Common Coun
cil came over, accompanied by (Jen. Kershaw and
Col. Blund. Those officers claimed that the civil
authorities could make no propositions unless the
same were accepted by them. The civil authorities
then asked an extension of time for the removal of
the women and children, alleging that our artillery
had frightened off their trains, and that it would be
impossible for a train M leave before night. The city
was also said to be destitute of other means of trans
portation. Their request was oomplied with, and the
time extended until 11 o'clock on Sunday morning.
Washington, November 24th. An officer who left
Burnside's army at 1 o'clock yesterday, reports that
the situation of aifairs is unchanged. The rebels h id
19 guns of large calibre in position at and near Fred
ericksburg. Secretary Chase's report will undoubtedly contain
an urgent recommendation, supported by elaborate
argument, to Congress to take measures f r the sub
stitution of Government paper for bank currency, by
taking the latter and making a provision lor the cir
culation thiough the banks of the former.
St. Louis, November 24th. The Democrat has in
formation that the rebels are now busy fortifying
Port Hudson, 150 miles above New Orleans. The
same engineer who laid out the works at Yickshurg
has completed a plan of fortifications at Port Hud
son. Ten or twelve guns are now in position. It is
thought that within two weeks this point will be as
strong as Vicksburg.
The rebels are now running steamboats from Port
Hudson to Lake Providence. Their boats are now
running also on the Red River, bringing immense
supplies of cattle from Texas, and large quantities of
salt from a point on the Red River 50 miles above its
mouth. It is stated that these works produce 10,0)0
bushels daily, all of which is sent east via Vicksburg.
One object of fortifying Port Hudson is to prevent
the Federals from reaching these works.
Fortress Monroe, November 23 A Richmond
paper says that nearly $100,000 worth of tobacco has
been destroyed by the Confederates at Fredericks
burg. The same paper states that Gen. Lee has or
dered all the women and children to leave that place,
as he has determined to hold it with his force.
Gen. Longatreet assumed command last Wednes
day. Aquia Creek, Ya., November 24. Reports from
ilurnside's army to-dty represent everything quiet
and unchanged at Fredericksburg. It has not yet
been shelled, for reasons satisfactory to the command
ing gi-nerals. Preparations for an advance are pro
gressing. The enemy is still in force on the opposite
side of the river, and improving their time for a vig
Washington, November 25th. A gentleman who
arrived in this city under parole, represents Jackson
still in the valley, with a large force. Our pickets
are stationed on the Potomac, watching the move
ments of the rebel pickets and the reserves. The
Potomac is still fordable at certain places between
Harper's Ferry and Williamsport.
The Petersburg Express of the 21st says it seems
now pretty well ascertained that Gen. Burnside has
withdrawn the bulk of his forces from the Potomac
to the R-ppahannock, and presumes that a corres
ponding movement has been made by Gen. Lee. The
Fredericksburg route to Richmond, either feignedly
or really, has been selected by the enemy as the new
theatre of operations. Gen. Lee has been trying to
get a light oat of them for weeks, but in vain If the
enemy should really make an attempt t get to Rich
mond, there will necessarily be a bloodier battle than
any yet fought, but wheu or where it will be is a
Je Davis has ordered Gen. Holmes, commanding
Trans-Mississippi Department, to inquire into the
truth of the statements published some weeks since,
in regard to the hanging of ten Confederates in Mis
souri, by Gen. McNeil. If found true, he is to de
mand the immediate surrender of McNeil to the Con
federate authorities. If this is not complied with, he
is ordered to hang the first ten United States officers
who fall into his hands.
New York, November 25. Exchange heavy and
lower, at 143 to 144; Gold, 29 1-4 to29 1-2; Gov
ernment Stocks steady ; 6's of '81, 104 1-4 to 104 1-2;
7 3-10 Treasury Notes, 104 1-4 ; Pacific Mail, 120.
Baltmob K.November 26th. The American's Har
per's Ferry correspondent says : General Kelly sent
scouts from New Creek on Monday. They captured
twelve rebel pickets within a few miles of Winches
ter. The prisoners say that Jackson had started with
his whole force for Richmond via Front Royal, leav
ing only a regiment of cavalry at Winchester.
General Butler had seized and closed the Bank of
New Orleans, for sending nearly $600,000 specie to
the rebel government.
New Yoek, November 26. The Times' Falmouth
(Ya.) correspondent, writing yesterday, saya : The
rebels are preparing vigorously to dispute the pas
sage of our troops across the river at Fredericksburg.
The garrison, which was small a week ago, has been
re nforced by divisions under Longstreet and Hill,
:.nd is now estimated to number 75,000 men. For
midable batteries have been planted for their protec
tion. Without some brilliant strategy on our part a
severe engagement will be necessary before dislodg
ing the enemy.
Advio-8 from Mexico report that the French have
about 2 1,000 troops landed, and that the winter cam
paign would begin about December 1.. The Mexicans
hope to oppose them with double that number, and
are-determined to resist to the lastoonfident of success.
Later European Intelligence.
DATES TO SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16.
The English Government has dissented from the
French proposal for mediation (in American affairs.)
The London Gazette publishes Earl Russell's official
reply, dated Nov. 13th. It recapitulates the Circular
of Drouyn De l'Huys proposing a mediation. It recog
nizes the humane views and benevolent intentions of
the Emperor, and observes that the concurrence of
Russia would be expressly desirable, but that up to
the present time the Russian Government had not
agreed to actually co-operate, although it may sup-
Eirt the endeavors of England and France. Earl
ussell then commends the decision of Her Majesty's
Government as follows :
After weighing all the information received from
America, the Government is led to the conclusion
that there is no ground, at the present moment, to
hope that the Federal Government would accept the
proposal suggested ; and a refusal from Washington
at the present time would prevent any speedy re
newal of offers of the Government. Therefore, he
thinks that it is better to watch carefully the progress
of opinion in America, and if, as there appears rea
sons to hope, it may be found to have undergone, or
may undergo an) change, this Government may then
avail themselves of such a change, to offer their
friendly counsel, with a greater prospect than now
exists of its being accepted by the two contending
parties. Her Majesty's Government will communi
cate to the French Government any intelligence they
may receive from Washington or Richmond bearing
on this important subject.
The Paris Moniteur says that the answer of Eng
land and Russia is an adjournment of the American
question of mediation. It adds : " If our informa
tion be correct, the hesitation of England and Russia
nearly reaches its limit."
Six Days Later.
By the clipper ship Cycjae, Capt Ingersoll, in 11
days from San Francisco, papers were received at the
P. C. Adv. Office to December 3d from San Francisco.
From an Extra, issued by that office, we gather : that
Congress met on the first of December. The Presi
dent's Message was telegraphed through to San Fran
cisco, and published there on the 3d inst. Its main
argument is upon a gradual emancipation of slavery,
to be compensated for by U. S. bonds. Nothing further
from the armies in Virginia, unless a rumor that Burn
side also had been removed, and the command given to
Killias; Rata. -A Navel Trap.
A resident of Brooklyn is vexed with an in
creasing family of rats that seem to grow fat on
arsenic and rat exterminators. He doesn't like
rats, and refers his case to the Sundaj Times.
That journal recommends a trap made as follows :
" Take a mackerel barrel, for instance, and fill
it to about one-third its height with water. Place
a log endwise in the water so that one end of it
will just remain above the surface. Make the
head of the barrel a little too small to fit, and
suspend it by two pins to the inside of the top of
the barrel, so that it will hang as if on a pivot
and easily tip by touching either side. On this
head, thus suspended, secure a piece of savory
meat. The first rat that scents it, will, to get at
the meat, leap on the barrel head. The head will
tilt or tip, precipitate him into the water, and
resume its position. The rat in the water will
swim to tho log, get on the end of it, and squeal
vigorously. His cries will brjajg other rats, all of
whom will be tilted into tlj water, and all of
them will fight for the only dry spot in it, viz.,
the end of the log. As only one nit can hold it,
the victor will drown all the rest, and can, in the
morning, be drowned himself. We have seen
twenty rats caught in one night by such a trick."
During the sitting of a court in Connecticut,
not long ago, on a very cold night, a crowd of law
yers had collected around an open fire that blazed
cheerfully on the hearth in the bar-room, when a
traveller entered, benumbed with cold ; bot no one
moved to give him room to warm his shins, so he
leaned against the wall in the buck part of the
Presently a smart young limb of the law ad
dressed him, and the following dialogue took
" You look like a traveller."
" Wall, I am ; I'm all the way from Wisconsin,
afoot, at any rate."
" From Wisconsin ! What a distance to come
on a pair of legs ! "
" Wall, I done it, anyhow."
Did you ever pass through h 1 in any of
your travels ? "
" Yes, sir, I have been through the outskirts."
" I thought likely. Well, what are the manners
and customs there ? Some of us would like to
' " Oh, you'll find them much the same as in this
place the lawyers sit nearest the fire."
Ax Early Newspapir. A correspondent of the
.lthenttum writes : " In the catalogue of the Libri
reserved collection of Ancient Manuscript and
Printed Books, the sale of which commenced on
Friday, the 25th July, there is an article which is
certainly even more curious than the catalogue in
timates. It is No. 32 in the list : Newe Zeitung
aus Uispanifn and Italien,' or New Tidings from
Spain and Italy, black letter, four leaves 4 to,
Mense Ftbrxtario, 1534. The description is as fol
lows : A Gazette of excessive rarity, which ap
pears to have been printed at Nurenberg. It con
tains the first news of the discovery of Pern, and
has remained unknown to all the bibliographers we
have been able to consult. In it is announced that
the Governor of Panumya (Panama), in the Indies,
has written to His Majesty (the Emperor Charles
Y.) that a ship had arrived from Peru with a let
ter from the Regent Francisco Piscario (Pizarro),
stating that he had disembarked and seized the
country; that with 200 Spaniards (infantry and
cavalry) he had embarked; that he had arrived at
the lands of a great lord named Cassiko, who had
refused peace and attacked him ; that the Spaniards
had been victorious, and hod seized 500 Castilloes
(pieces of gold) and 20,000 marks of silver; that
they had drawn two millions in gold from the said
Cassiko, &c, tc. The earliest known document
relative to the conquest of Peru hitherto known is
thrv' Letters dalle nobil CitU,' dated 25 tb Novem
er,ri(534. (See Ternaux, Bibliotheque Ameri-caine,'-42.)
The Gazette announced preceded
by ninerlthe said Lettera.' " This is slated
to be the earlie8kV(wspaper yet known. Panama
What He WaaU Like.
As Deacon Adams, on an extremely call
morning in the old times, was riding by the house
of neighbor Potter, the latter was chopping wood.
The usual salutations were exchanged, the severity
the weather briefly discussed, and the horseman
made demonstrations of passing on, when his
neighbor detained him with, ' Don't be in a harry,
Deacon. Wonuldn't you like a glass of old
Jamaica, this morning! " " Thank you, kindly,"
said the old gentleman, at the same time "be?
ginning to dismount with all the deliberation
becoming a Deacon, " I don't care if do. " "Ah,
don't trouble yourself to get off, Deacon," said
the neighbor ; I merely asked for information;
We haven't a drop in the boose." The Deacon
sighed, mounted bis horse and rode off. -Anuricon
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