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for the last two weeks before the public it is difficult
to comprehend how he, who was unknown in finan cial circles a year or two ago, could have succeeded in victimizing the note-shavers of Wall street, to the amount of some half a million of dollars. The mode by which he did so, we will try to explain. The first trace that we can find of Mr. Huntington's connection with financial matters dates back only eo fir as 1852, when he and two or three other individ uals fell into the hands of the police of this city, for the share which, they had in getting up a fraudulent ehinpla3ter concern under the title of the " Anacostia Bank, of Washington, D. C." Indictments were found against him and his accomplices on that occa sion, but they were never brought to trial, on account as appears from an endorsement on the bill of some informality or incompleteness in the proof. We next find him, shortly thereafter, having a little box of an office in Wall street, where he pur ported to carry on the business of a bill broker in a email retail style. This business consists in acting a sort of agent or go between for brokers on a large scale that is, he would go to a broker and find out what he would sell certain notes for, and then he would go to another broker and ascertain what he would give for such notes, and then, if he found he could realise any profit by the transaction, he would buy from one and sell to the other. At this time he boarded up town with his wife on a modest scale. He agreed to pay $15 a week for their board, but even this moderate sum he did not, it is said, find it convenient to pay. He left that boarding house and went to the Metropolitan Hotel, "where he stayed for eome time ; but he did not here indulge in any of the extravagancies into which he afterwards launched. He subsequently went to. the New York Hotel, where it seems he commenced to be more liberal in his ex penditures. We afterwards find him occupying part of a house in Fifteenth street, and recently owning two or three houses in Twenty-second street. Nothing is more strango in connection with Hunt ington's career than the fact that he was so little known in Wall street or in commercial circles. Our reporter conversed to-day with some of the principal brokers on the street ; few of them had dealings with him, and most of them had never heard of him until the time of his arrest And yet he could raise half a million of dollars among that confraternity on forged notes, wherein the signatures did not even pretend to be imitations. The supposition is that it is only within the last eighteen months that Huntington commenced to ope rate on forged paper. It may not be" 3ven so long. He had an office at No. 52 Wall street, and professed to carry on the legitimate business of a note broker. As most of our readers are in blissful ignorance of the business of note-shaving, we will briefly describe it Commercial firms, even though they may have large capital, are constantly compelled to pay by notes on time instead of cash. The accommodation given by bankers is limited ; and when they decline to make more advances on the notes of a firm, bill brokers arc resorted to. These charge more or less discount on the bills, depending upon the credit of the drawer, and the length of time they may have to run before they mature. The bills of houses in first rate stand ing (technically known as gilt edge paper) will be discounted at the rate often or twelve per cent, per an num, while on others, not so well known or trusted, the brokers charge a discount of two "or threo per cent per month. It follows, therefore, that in times of ordinary commercial prosperity, when bankrupt cies are rare, these shavers make quite a handsome profit by their operations. Huntington was engaged in this capital business. The profits of the trade, large as they must have been, did not satisfy him, or were insufficient to ena ble him to gratify his extravagant taste for fine houses, costlv furniture, snlendid equipages, fast horses, and dashing women ; so he resolved to try his hand on that branch of the profession which has con ducted him to a cell in the Tombs. He went to work systematically, and used, at first, a good deal of cau tion to evade detection. He was in the habit of going to the office of a broker in high standing and pur chasing from him notes of firms, sometimes to the amount of sixty or eighty thousand dollars in a week. For ihxscTieraiways paia in certinea checks. He was an easy, dashing-looking fellow said the broker had always a cigar in his mouth, and was perfectly cool and nonchalant in his manner, so that ho might very well impose on one ; but there was something about him that I could not understand. I could not comprehend why he should come and buy our notes, as we did not divide the discount with him, and he could make nothing by them. He afterwards found out the secret of it. Huntington would buy these notes, duplicate them, sell the notes again, and use the duplicates as collateral security in raising money. At first, however, he used only the genuiuc notes, . and, as they were always found to be correct, he gradually gained the confidence of those with whom he had dealings. When he had thus completely dis armed them of all suspicion, he began to use the du plicates or forged notes. His plan was this he would go into a note broker's say he wanted to bor row 840,000 for a month or so, for which he would give his own note of hand and certain other bills of such and such dates and amounts as collateral secu rity, and he would leave a memorandum of these bills. If the broker wanted to satisfy himself that all was right, he would send to" the firms purporting to be. the drawers, and inquire whether they had out the notes described. They would refer to their books, find that they had issued such notes, and consequently the broker, not doubting that those offered by Hunt ington were the real ones, would advance the money nsked upon them. With the money thus raised Huntington would make speculations, or would take up other bills becoming due, or would use it for his private purposes. And thus he went on from week to week and from month to month. Escaping so often undetected, he began to relax in his exercise of caution. Instead of buying up genu ine notes and duplicating them, he would sometimes go into a broker's, ask to look at his paper, run his eyu over the amounts, dates and names of drawers, and would undertake, from memory alone, to dupli cate such as he thought best fitted for his purpose. In this, however, he sometimes made a slip, for we find that Mr. Kane, a broker, with whom he had ex tensive dealings, detected him on two or three occa sions in offering notes which he discovered to be for geries. Why this gentleman did not then hand over the culprit into the hands of the law is a question which he will have some difficulty in answering to the satisfaction of the public. Another broker, hold ing a note which he suspected to be a forgery, went to the firm purporting to issue it, and although it was but a clumsy imitation" of the genuine note, the party, without looking at it, and by merely referring to the bill-book, declared it to be all right Is it any wonder that with such a loose way of doing business, frauds would be perpetrated? The only wonder is that they are not much more numerous. The manner in which Huntington's operations were brought to light was no less curious than the operations themselves, and proved him, after all, to be rather careless and clumsy for a successful practi tioner. Among a parcel of.notes which he gave to Belden & Co. as collateral security, in the usual man ner, was one of Messrs. Phelps, Dodge & Co., for over $5000, which was then on its ice over due. That fact attracted attention, and on inquiry being made it was pronounced a forgery. And even then Hunt ington would not have been brought to justice, but would have been allowed to go on ad infinitum, were it not for the firmness and determination of Mr. Dodge and his partner, Mr. Stokes. They sought ' ought officer Bowyer, and obtained his advice and assistance in the matter ; and although efforts were made to shield Huntington from the consequences of his acts, they proved futile. He was arrested and held to bail in $20,000. The very man on whom he attempted to pawn the counterfeit (Mr. Belden) be-! u surely. Huntington had, previous to his arrest, procured $24,000 in gold on his own certified check, and this sum he lodged in Belden's hands as security, to induce him to become his bail. But tho next aay otner evidence of forgeries came in, and he i was re-arrested. Belden then procured the cancella- 1 tion of his bail, and it is said retains the $24,000. Another curious feature in the transaction is, that ! tained is $546,119 49, no person can be found to ac knowledge that he has been victimized. It is the opinion of experienced brokers that none of the forged paper was put upon the market, (in fact it w3 too clumsily imitated for that purpose,) but that it is all ia the hands of banks and brokers with whom he did business. He probably, however, did not raise more than $300,000 on it. We understand that a cashier of one of the banks was in the habit of making Hunt ington advances out of the drawer on this forged paper, receiving a large discount for it, and was for tunate enough to escape loss, and that, on hearing of Huntington's arrest, he went to the President of the bank, gave in his resignation, told what he had been doing, acknowledged that he had made large profits thereby, and said that he thought it his duty to let them know how easily they might be cheated in that way. And now Huntington is in the Tombs. . His trial will make work for the lawyers, and attract a good deal of public attention. It will probably be a nice legal point whether the lodging these notes as collat eral security is tantamount to uttering them. The penalty for each offense may be seven years in the State Prison, and if convicted on all, he would re quire to live as long as old Pair to serve out his term. In the meantime he seems to be quite indifferent to his situation. When officer Bowyer informed him that he came to arrest him, he simply walked to the mantel-piece, took up a match, lit the cigar he had in his mouth, and walked out with the officer in ap parent unconcern. His cell at the Toombs is richly carpeted and furnished. His wife's carriage drives down daily, and her care provides him with sumptu ous fare. He has his champagne and his Havanas, and don't seem to let the degradation of his position weigh upon his spirits. As an instance of his ex travagance, even now, it is said that, after dining a day or two ago, he sent up to Thompson's for fruit, and paid as high as five dollars for five pears. It will be asked what has become of the proceeds of these extreme forgeries ? We have given an ink ling of the extravagance of this man, which suffi ciently indicates his character in that respect, and we have no doubt that within the last two years he has been able to squander all the money that he raised by the means we have described. He owned two houses in Twenty-second street, costing probably some $25,000. These he furnished regardless of expense. In one of them he resided with his family ; in the other, not a block distant, he maintained in grand style a lady of beauty and accomplishments, who was not his wedded wife. He was fond of showy equipages and fine horses, and outshone all his compe titors in that line. It was usual to see his lady driving two in hand, and himself driving a similar team, side by side. He kept open house for all his friends, and gave them the use of his whole establishment. lie rarely dined at home, but generally at some of the fashionable restaurants, with some fashionable ladies. At the watering places his lady outshone all others in the splendor of her diamonds. It is said that on the very day of his arrest she had sent to his office, from Niagara or Saratoga, a box containing $36,000 worth of jewelry. Her brother took it in charge, and the officers have not since been able to get at it. We received the other day a communication stating that he had recently bought, at Tiffany & Co.'s, a piece of jewelry, price $1,800, for presentation to a lady. Mr. Tiffany, however, says that this and other similar statements are exaggerated. With such lavish expenditures as these extravagant tastes and habits imply, it need not be wondered what became of the proceeds of the forgeries. Huntington, like many other persons in New York, was determined to live like a prince no matter who had eventually to foot the bill.. Even now, when the crash that was to be expected lias come, and when he can reasonably look for no other fate than that of a felon, he does not loose his recklessness or indifference. He eats his fine dinners and drinks his costly wines in his little cell in the Tombs with apparently as much gusto as when he played the part of grand seigneur in Twenty-second street ; and even there, the calamity that has befallen the household does not seem to press heavily upon them. There is the same sound of revelry by night, as in the times when he was flourishing in Wall street. But the reaction can not fail to come after the giddy excitement of such a life. It is sad to contemplate the end of such a brief career of dissipation. The wealth which his wife suDDOsed to be inexhaustible will not save him froi4 the degradation of a convict's life. A young man of good address and pleasing manners, he might have lived a life of usefulness, and honestly become wealthy as he desired ; but he could not resist the temptation of getting rich in a hurry, and the end will be a miserable existence in Sing Sing prison. There is a moral in Huntington's career for all classes of our citizens. . , - AMUSE31EXTS. Theater. Full houses have been the order of the day at the Theater during the past "week, and the performances have been of a character to please the most fastidious. On Tuesday night, Mr. Lloyd, a hard-working and clever actor, was tendered a com plimentary benefit, on which occasion there was an overflowing house. A good bill is offered for to-night. owe & Co.'s Pioneer Circus. There is no fall ing off in the attraction presented nightly by the enterprising.managcrs of this popular place of amuse ment. That jolly old nigger, John Smith, is thare every night, and brings down the house" with his quaint sayings and doings. To-night J. F. A. Pickering has a benefit, and to-morrow night Mr. William Franklin, the most daring and graceful of riders, presents his name to the people of Honolulu ; for a benefit ; doubtless, he will have a full house, as he is fully deserving of one. We understand that many of our citizens propose tendering a complimen tary benefit to Mr. J. A. Itowe the coming w cck. Do it well, gentlemen and ladies, or not at all. HEW ilDVERTISEItfTEETTS. B. W. FIELD, Commission Merchant, Honolulu, Oahu, Sandwich Islands. . By permission, he refers to C. W. Cartwrigut, President of Manufacturers' Insurance Com pany, Bo3ton. II. A. Pierce, Thayer, Rice & Co., Edward Mott Robissox, Jons W. Barrett & Sons, Perkins & Smith, 23-tf Boston. New Bedford. Nantucket. New London. 2,500 FOR LOAX ON MORTGAGE rjf vf 'lne atxve and several smaller sums ar- ready to be advanced on mortgage of good" real estate in Hono lulu, upon terms to be agreed upon. 25-tf P. C. DUCORRON. jj i j. IK;. Jjy nusoanu naving mougnt nt to outraae a A.N( most uncalled-for notice on the public, irrthe last number of the Commercial Advertiser, to the effect that he will rot be responsible for any debt3 (exceeding ten dollars) contracted on account of himself or family, and also cautioning parties from buying property to which he may lay claim, I feel reluctantly compelled, m justice to myself, to state that, inasmuch as I have, for the last year, succeeded in earning a respectable sup port for mjself and two children, without Lis aid, it i3 not my intention, nor do I need to contract any debts on his credit, (were such practicable) as I have the same resources which have hitherto sustained me, and which I can make available for my future support, unless marred by his unwelcome and unprofitable interference, in appropriating to his private uses my hard earnings. 25-lfc ANNIE St. CLAIR DISSOLUTION NOTICE. TWS HE PARTNERSHIP heretofore exist- JL ing between the undersigned, in the name and form of " uutreu reterson," in the "Merchant's Exchage Hotel" and Billiard Saloon, in Merchant Street, in Honolulu, is this day dis sol ved by mutual consent. All debts due the firm will be paid by W. E. Cutrell, who is duly anthorised to collect and receive all debts due to the con cern. Dated at Honolulu this 12th day of December, A. D., 1S56. W. E. CUTRELL. GEORGE PETERSON. ,Witnes present, ' J no. Montgomery. 25-29 MERCHANTS' EXCHANGE. E CUTRELL Gate" Cutrell & Peterson) W proprietor, aiercnant otreec, iionoiuiu, thankful for the liberal patronage hitherto enjoyed, continues to solicit the attention of Lis friends and the public in general to this estab lishment. Neither pains nor expense have been spared to render this house a desirable place of resort to the resident or visitor in Honolulu. The bar is continually stocked with the choicest wines, liquors, etc., that can be procured, and is under the im mediate charge of Mr. Randall Smith, so long and favorably known in this community. ; The billiard saloon is unsurpassed by any in the place, and is under the sole charge of Mr. A. J. McDuffee, whose present popularity is sufficient guarantee of his future success in cater ing in this particular department for the amusement cf those, who may favor the house with their patronage. 25-tf NEW ADVERTISEMEIJTS. HOWE k OO.'S PIONEER CIRCUS ! K7" The last Week hut one As the Company are engaged to appear in California on first of February. During the meantime the Company will take their benefits, and EXTRA NOVELTY will be produced. For particulars, you are referred to programmes, &c. Prices of Admission: Dres3 Circle, $150; Boxes, and Parquette, SI ; Pit, 50 cents. O Private Boxes for families may be secured on application to Mr. Baker, the Treasurer, at the the Commercial llotel. FOR SAN FRANCISCO DIRECT. TIIE A 1 BREMEN SHIP Sg Post, WEIGARD, Master, will sail for the above port on THURSSDAY, Dec. ISth, 12 M. - O The Post is a first class ship, and ha3 fine accommoda tions for passengers. For freight or passage, apply to St 21 IIOFFSCIILAGER & STAPENIIORST. FOR IIILO. TIIE GOOD FAST-SAILING SCHOONER JTolin I ii ii lap, J. DUDOIT Master, Will sail for the above port on SATURDAY, Dec. 20th. For freight or passage apply to 25-lt KRULL & MOLL, Agents. 37 This sum is offered on mortgage of 3 U real estate, for a term of nine months. 2i)-tf ' P. C. DUCOKUU. Il SIOOO AND $500, MAY BE JL J J m had on application to the undersigned upon the security of real Estate, upon moderate Interest. 25-tf P. C. DUCORRON. FOUND A gold WATCH KEY, with Masonic emblems on it, was found on Waikiki Plains, on Saturday last. Inquire at the office of this paper. 25-lt OARD AXD LODGIXCS can be had, to accom modate a few boarders, iu a private family, in Nuuanu Valley, about half a mile from the center of business. Iuquire at this office. 25-2t PSOM 25-tf SAITS For sale by B. W. FIELD. s HOES Ex " Messenger Bird," for sale by 25tf B. W. FIELD. ELLOW 25tf MET. Assorted weights, for sale by B W. FIELD. OTICE. All persons indebted to the estate of Warren Burrows, seaman, deceases, are requested to make pay ment ; and all persons having minis against said estate are requested to present the same to the undersigned on or before the 15th day of January next. D. C. BIG KLOW, Lahaina, Dec. 7, .1856. 25-27 Attorney fur W. T. Burrows. INK BILLS of any sound bank in the United States, England or Australia, cashed by 25-40 II. M. WHITNEY. OARD AND ROOMS Two or three Boarders Ladies or Gentlemen, can be accommodated with board and furnished rooms in a private family. Inquire at this offlce, or of MRS. E. II. ROGERS. Dec. 16, 1856. 25-3m UILDING LOT FOR SALE A desirable building lot, containing upwards of half an acre, situated on the southeast side of Nuuanu Road, a short distance above residence of E. O. Hall, E?q.; may be had on application to me uiiatrsigucu. iiue ice suupiv, Aeruw easy. - 25-tf P. C. DUCORRON. "H" ORGHUM A supply of this new grain on hand and JL4 for sale by 25-tf II. M. WHITNEY. ICE No. 1 China rice, In 50-lb bags, for sale by zo-istl u. A. & II. 1. POOR. UNITED STATES POST OFFICE DEPART MENT. Washington, D. C, March 5, 1S56. NEWSPAPERS throughout the United States will render a service, in our opinion, to persons halving corres pondents in the Pacific region, by giving conspicuous place to the subjoined circular ia their respective columns. JOHN B. WELLER, Senate of the U. S., from California. J. W. DENVER, Hou33 of Rep. U. S-, from California. P. T. .HERBERT, House of Rep. of U. S. from California. J OS K I'll LANE, Del. from Oregon, II. R., U. S. J. PATTON ASDKKSO.N, from Washington Territory, II. II., U. S. Del. To persons mailing Letters for California and the Terri tories of Washington and Oregon Thousands of letters sent to the Pacific coast become dead letters. To remedy this evil the Post Office Department, under the authority of Congress, has adopted as an auxiliary to its operatiftns the following plan for simultaneously publishing at each and every post office in the Pacific region, in a list called " Pacific Mail List," the name3 of perse ns to whom letters have been sent by mail to post ofiices in Calif )ruia and the Territories of Washington and Oregon. By thi? system, a letter may be sent to any post office in the Pacific region for a person whose location is unknown, save the mere fact that he is somewhere in California or the Territoiies of Oregon and Washington ; if the letter be published in the Pacfic Mail List, its ultimate reception by the person for whom it is intended will be rendered highly probable. To enable those who may desire to extend to their Pacific correspondents the advan tages thu3 otKired, tbe following illustration is given : . Suppose it is wished to send to the Sacramento post office letter fur George Wil3on, who emigrated to California from Pike county, Missouri, but it i3 feared that ho may have changed his location, and hence may not receive tne letter. Ia this case, direct the letter to George Wilson, (late of Pike county, Missour:( Sacramento, California. Then, in order to publish the letter in the Pacific Mail List, copy the address of the letter upon a piece of paper or card, and enclose the card, together with a three-cent postage stamp, in aa enTtlope to the Pacific Mail List, N. Y. Deposit the letter, as vsual, in the mail for Call fornia, and at the same time drop the envelope, containing the card to publish, the letter, in the mail for New York. From tne address on the card thus receives at the New York post office the name, George Wilson, will be entered in its appropriate place In the Pacifie Mail List, which is "printed and sent by mail to eacn ami every postmaster In Cahtornia and the Territories of Oregon and V ashington, and by them posted in a conspicuous 2., u , , : -. t : ni , TMw. 1 : . . .1 - ... liauu iu incu uuiuc9 xiiv; usb uiiu WclUg UlSinUUtej. over the entire Pacific region, George u llson may at once learn from it that a letter for him has been sent to the Sacramento post office. No person of a similar name will receive the letter, for the address on it points out that it is intended for Georce ilson, late of Pike county, alissoun. Thus mast letters will le received that would otherwise be transmitted to the dead letter office. - The envelopes containing tho advertising cards sent to the Pacific 3lail List, New York, pay postage like ordinary mail matter, and must be pre-paid. The addresses of letters copied on the pieces of paper or cards should be written in a plain and distinct manner. The three-cent postage stomp enclosed in the envelopes defray the expenses of publication, and must not be pasted to the cards, but simply euclosed with them. In the ab sence of postage stamps, three-cent coins may be substituted. It is believed that this circular has been drawn up so explicitly as to require no explanations ; but should this prove not to bo the case, nostmastcrs will take notice that all interrozatorie must be addressed to the Pacific Mail List, New York, and not to the department. ' The first of this series of lists .wiu accompany the mail of Mav 5th, and will be forwarded by each succeeding mail. Tost Office Department. March 5, 1856. j Mr. Woods has my authority to put his plan, as above, in operation ; but no responsibility is assumed by the department : and all correspondence in regard to' tms arrangement must be addressed to the Pacific Mail List, New York. That the public may avail itself of the advantages thus offered, postmasters are requested to give the circular a cons-picurma piace in their res pective offices. JAMES CAMPBELL, 21-tf A-ostmaster General. X i(rS4Th BRICKS TO ARRIVE IMXJ'mXJxJHj from Bremen, per ship Post , for sale by ic y rn iiftppii-iiir vrim A- STllPVlini)syii 16-tf AAV AHA N BEEP, packed by Messrs Spencer and Louzada y aunea, Hawau, constantly on hand and for sale by 2-tf A. P. EVERETT. "TT7" A NT E D A Journeyman Boot and Shoe Maker. Apply to (22-tf) J. H. WOOD. "IT ICE SUPERIOR NO. U.O For sale by (9-tf) MANILA RICE. . A. P. EVERT ET. CROCKERY White cups .and saucers, white and printed platters, yellow bake-dishes, wash basins . and pitchers, for sale by ' ' 21tT U. DIMOND. WHALE OIL IN QUANTITIES TO SU IT Fcr sale by (3-tf H. HACKTELD & CO- rTISCELLiirTEOTjS, THE SUBSCRIBER O1 FFERS FOR SALE the following invoice of mer chandise, arrived from Boston in the banc GER BIRD, Homer master, during the month of Nov., 1356 : 1U Cases blue cottons, 5 bales actings, o ao. prawn coitona, 25 Bales denims, 5 do brown drillings, 2 cases blue drills, 1 Crate yellow nappies, 10 nests tubs, 10 cases brogans, 3 Cases goat do, 1 do sewed do, 5 do thick boots, 1 " lasting gaiters, 2 hhds butter, 20 tierces ham3, 75 Half-bbls crushed and granulated sugar, 10 Cases boiled linseed oil, 3 bbls do do do, 1 " pain killer, 1 box beeswax, 2 keg3 salt petre, 50 Kegs zinc paint, 75 kegs pure white lead, 10 Cooking stoves, 3 doz. Stoughtou's tiixir, 2 Cases assorted chocolate, 100 tins water crackers, 20 Tins oysters, 30 do butter do, 10 do wine do, 30 Doz. asserted meats, 12 do blk pepper, 10 " English mustard, 0 do tomato ketchup, 20 do oysters, 10 M capers, 5 do pickle?, 6 do assorted herbs, 20 M green peas, 12 do green corn, 10 do sausage meat, 6 rose water, 5 do gooseberries, 20 do lobsters, 16 " claws, 20 do lemon syrup, 15 do brandy peaches, 2 " do cherries. 25 do cherry brandy, 2 10 12 20 6 4 4 6 4 5 blackberry do, 5 do Boker's bitttrs, 5 do quinces, roast beef, 5 do do mutton, 6 do boiled do, extract lemon, 6 do inince-pie meat, 10 do beef soup, assorted preserves, 5 do pepper sacuce, cayenne pepper, 6 preserved milk, assorted essences, 2 do roast gosse, mock turtle soup, 4 do oxtail do, 10 do asstd. sauces, carbonate soda, 6 do cream tartar, 6 do horse radish, compound aroma, 5 do Spanish olives, red current jelly, 2 do rhubarb, 4 do strained honey, 10 Kegs pickles, 20 doz. asstd. preserves, 50 Boxes, each 13 lbs, Cavendish tobacco, 25 Half-boxes tobacco 8s, 10 keg3 split peas, 2 bales hops, 1 Case Sultana raisins, 5 bbls pepper, 1 case nutmegs, 10 Kegs white beans, 20 kitt3 No. 1 mackerel, 10 Boxe3 codfish, 50 do herrings, 10 do chemical olive soar, 1 Ca3e prunes, 1 do Adamantine candles, 5 do talle salt, 40 Kegs Carolina rice, 10 bxs olive oil, 20 doz charcoal iron3, 15 Bags shot, 5 doz handled axes, ALSO 50 Packages Manila rope, 1 inch to 1 J, 50 coils do whale line, 50 Packages ratlin stuff, 10 " worm line, honseline and marline, 6 Coils Russian bolt rope, 210 ash oars asstd., 9 to IS feet, 100 Casks cut nails, 6 do zinc do, 2 reel3 lead pipe, 14 Tackgs. sheet iron, bales gunny bags, 1 Bale burlap pockets, 2 do drill lbags, (for coffee or sugar bags), all of which merchandise is offered low, and upon favorable terms by 17-tf CH AS. BREWER 2d. N E W GOODS! Tanama Hats, White Shirts, Peruvian Hats, U naersnirts, Cloth Caps, Drawers, Silk Gloves, Suspenders, Black Handkerchiefs, Cravats. Neck Ties, Black Pante, White Vests, Frock Coats, Velvet Vest, Satin Vests, Silk Vests, Crape Shawls. Kid Gloves, &c, &c, &c. For sale by GEO. WILLIAMS. Kaahumanu street, opposite D. N. Elitncr's. 22-tf NEW MUSIC TIIE UNDERSIGNED HAVING :ly returned to the Islands, begs leave to in II SS Q form 8 he it form the ladies and gentlemen of Honolulu that intends to devote himself solely to the exer ercise of his profession, with its various branches. Lessons given on the PIANO FORTE, VIOLTN,aiid ACCORDEON, with instructions in the FRENCH LANGUAGE. The undersigned would also beg leave to olFer his professional services at private Soirees or evening re-union3. Piano Fcrtes well tuned and strung and to those families who may chose to confide their instruments to his charge and contract by the year, he engages at the rate of 12 per annum, payable quarterly, to keep them in constant good order, and will pay monthly visits for that purpose. Manuscript or engraved music neatly and correctly copied, and poetry of every description put to melody. Terms moderate. The countenance of his former friends and the public in gen eral is respectfully requested. lS-tf C. G. St. CLAIR. W. FIELD OFFERS FOR SALE OF mdse arrived per Am. Ship " Ceylon" from Boston. (Jr Casks Madeira Wine (ir " Duff Gordon Sherry Wine Qr Old AMONTILLADO Sherry Wine Eight" Hachello Brandy Eight pipes Amu. Brandy Kegs Monongahela Whiskey Bbls. Case3 Cases Cases July 1, lS5G-tf. Old Bourbon Whiskey Wolfs Schnapps Longworths Sparkling Catawba Longworth's Still Catawba. S U G A R , MOLASSES, AND - . SYRUP, FROM EAST MAUI, For sale by CIIAS. BREWER 2d. 18-tf Agent. LIVERY STABLE. THE best Saddle Horses, with new saddles, bridles' &c. may be found at the Stable of JOHN MA NINI, Maunakea Street, corner of Marine Street. Horses to let by the month, week, day, or hour. Prices low and satisfaction guaranteed. 18-tf SAILORS WANT OF BOOKS, for reading or study at sea, can always procure them cheap at the Book-Store of the subscriber, in the same building with the Post-office. Newspa pers, from all parts of the world, can also be obtained. Files of American papers for three to twelve months put up at short notice. Also, Writing Materials, Letter Paper, 'Ink, Evelopes, Blank-books, Slates, &c. &c, always on hand, for sale cheap. 1S-40 HENRY M. WHITNEY. FRESH GROCERIES. CHOICE SELECTION OF FRENCH GOODS received by SAVIDGE & MAY, per ship A "I'ost," direct Irom Havre, viz. : French Mustard, do. Cloves, do Hums, do Green Peas, Apri cots in syrup, Plums in do, Anchovies in salt, do in oil, Macca roni, Vermicelli, Tapioca, Sago, Olive Oil, Cinnamon, fresh ground, Pearl Barley, Green Peas in demijons. Also, Westphalia Hams, in prime ordor. King street, Nov. 20, 1S5G. 22-tf EX RECOVERY. NCIIORS. CHAINS, LUMBER, AND Cranberries for sale by the agent of the Hudson's bay Co.. just received ex Brigantino Recovery : 2 Chains, 2 Anchoi-3, 19 M. ft. ass'd Lumber, 260 bbls. Salmon, 80 hlf. bbls. Cranberries, Which will be sold in lots to suit purchasers. 2i-tf. DISSOLUTION. TIIE CO-PARTNERSHIP heretofore existing un der the name and style of M. U. Packer & Co. ia this day dissolved by mutual consent. All persons having claims against the above firm will please present them for payment. All those indebted will please call and pay. MASON R. PACKER. WM. FETTERS, Honolulu, Dec. 4, 1853. 21-It W. J. RAWLINS. COFFEE! COFFEE 1 1 coffee::: B. W. FIELD, Agent for the sala of CoCfee from Trr comb's Plaxtatio would inform the traders that he is constantly receiving Coffee of the very best quality, from Titcomb's Plantation at Hanalei, which lie offers for Sale. 21t ABBOT'S LIFE OF NAPOLEON BONA parte, 2 vols, just received by the Ceylon. 8-tf II. M. WHITNEY. "TTTALRUS TEETH ? rus Teeth by WANTED. Wanted Wal L. II. ANTII0N. 22-tf SIDING. JUST RECEIVED 10,000 feet of COTTAGE SIDING, same as used on the new church. C. II. LEWERS, 21-4t Fort Street. NOTICE. All persons who have any accounts against me are requested to present th?m to J. E. Chamberlaiu, Esq., for settlement. (23-20) J. A. PICKERING. DISSOLUTION. THE CO-PARTNERSHIP h rctofjre existing be tween C. W. Jones and Chas. S. Dais is this dav dis solved by mutual consent. - C W. JONES. July 1, 1856. (23-3t) C. S. DAVIS. EX MESSENGER BIRD. LARGE ASSORT 31 ENT of cheap Hardware aatri Carpenters' tools, just received and for sale by lf-24 W. N. LADD. OX YOKES.-Complete varnished Ox Bows, Log Chains just received by (24-tf) W. N. LADD. J. PLANTER'S HOES Hoe, Pick and Sledge Handles, Garden Shears, Grindstone Cranks and Rollers. Scythe', for sale by tf-24 W. N. LADD. s HOT Wire Cloth, Stocks and Dies, Lamp Balances, Pullies and Chains, Glue, Chaffing Trays. Paint- "White wash and Scrubbing Brushes, Wire Rat Traps. Britania Warp just received and for sale by tf-24 W. N. LADD. A DOENCH OFFERS FOR SALE, BLACK JjSL Tea fine Oolong superior quality in 10 lb. boxes, for fami ly use Oolong Pohing in 23 lb. boxes Souchonc 83 lb boxes Blue Flannel and Lampwicli. Manna Kea Bt. " 24-2S NOTICE. The undersigned intends to leave the king dom. Any person havin&r business with the same will an ply to J. F. B. Marshall, who is my agent by power of attorney. 24-31 B. F. HARDER. W IQUORS, English Groceries, English Soap, for gale by M-J JoJrVl-tf ROBERT C. JANION. A.TJCTTOUS. BY A. P. EVERETT. EVENING SALE OF FURyiTURE, LAMPS, ice, Also A great variety of Fancy Article for Christmas and New Year's Presents, At th Store of Messrs. Von HOLT & HEUCK, on THURSDAY EVENING, Dec 15th, at 7J o'clock. 24 - A. P. EVERETT, Auc'r. EVENING SALE. On TUESDAY EVENING, Dec. 23, at Sales Rooms, will be sold a choice assortment of Fancy Goods, ex 44 Post,' from Bremen and Havre, suitable for CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR PRESENTS. REAL ESTATE AT AUCTION. On WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 157, at 12, M., will be sold at Auction, (unless previously disposed of at private sale) thosa Valuable Premises opposite the Seamen's Chapel, known as tne Nicholson Stand. The lot is larpe, and the stand one of the most valuable in Honolulu for a "Wholesale and Retail trade. There is a Store 54 x 22 feet-, one-and-a-half stories ; a good Dwelling House 45 x 1SV feet; a Work Shop for tailoring or other purposes, an inexhaustible well of water ; Carriage House and Stalls for horses and various other out-houses. Terms very favorable. Apply to CASTLE & COOKE, on th nremises, or at the urpcr Store near the Stone Church. 12-kn A. P. EVERETT, Auctioneer. BY M. C. 3IONSARRAT. THIS DAY, (Thursday) at 12 M-, At the Governor's residence, balance of articles saved from the wrecked ship Nauticon : sails, casks, &c TO-MORROW, (Friday) 19th, At auction room, large assortment af clothing, dry goods, bales prints, cases pants, ex Messenger Bird. Also, 1 piano, furni ture, &c. Evening Sale. A large assortment of new pictures, engrar ings, books, stationery, &c, just received per Messenger Bird. ON TUESDAY, Dec. 30th, At J. J. Caranave's stono warehouse, continuation of salo of new goods ex ship Post. Particulars will be given in posters. ' ; lYtlSCELIiJLlNTEOUS. NEW GOODS IN STORE. EO. HALL OFFERS FOR SALE, HARDWARE, &c. Reels lead pipe, iu, J in, 1 in, and in; rolls sheet lead J in. gutta percha hose complete, with couplings and pipeB Casks zinc, 3 02; bxs window glass, 8x10, 10x12, 9x10, 10x14, Cases hard, frame slates, eagle plows, steel do, Hunt's house and ship adzes, Sharp's boys' axes. Hunt's axes, seine twine ass'd sizes, ivory hndld table knives. Plated Brunswick table forks, ivory hndld dessert knives, Shot belts, powder flasks, tea bells, Plain ftop cocks. a3s'd sizes, spectacles, slate pencils, Ufford's pat. study lamps, bush scythes, grass do, cod lines, Glue pots, gutta percha belting, 6 in and 4 ply, Sheet iron tea kettles, cooper's vises, Ass'd zinc k iron shoe nails, ass'd padlock hasps & staploa, Buckshot and pi3tol balls, iron wire, Nos. 4 to 16 zinc nails. Kegs finishing nails, steelyards, 50 to 250 lbs, cook stoves, Crow bars, log lines, hand lines, pit saws, X cut do, Rip saws 28 in, hand and panel do, circular do, bar lead, Iron pots with corers, pocket knives, scissors, Charcoal furnaces, charcoal irons, Brit, tea and coffee pot, Coffee urns antf kettles, curtain bands and cornice, Plated and Brit, castors, door, chest, cupboard & box locks. Till locks, Sharp's rifle, Colt's revolvers, best fowling pieces, One superior force pump, sauce pans, wool cards, Sheep-shears, shovels, spades, hoes, rakes, Carpenter's bench screws, augur, chisel and file handles. Mallets, planes of all descriptions, glazed sash and blindi, Wheel barrows, hand carts, ox bows, grindstones, Grindstone cranks and rollers, Douglass pumps, Iron and brass screws, butts, liinges, Gate hinges and fastenings, Sweed's iron, round iron, . Nails cut and wrought, glass lanterns, tin & glass lamps, Paint, whitewash, dust,floor,horse,scrub and varnish brushes, Blacking brushes, lamp shades and chimnies, fire bellows, Covered tin pails, market baskets, chopping trays, brooms, Axe helves, pick handles, adze handles, saddles, bridles, Carriage, riding and dray whips, spurs, draw knobs, Wood and metal faucets, mill, taper, pit-saw, and fiat file, Round and square flies, and a great variety of shelf Hard w Ann not enumerated. DRV GOODS, &c. Silk Umbrellas, ass'd sewing silks, fine fronting linen, Pes bordered linen towels, pc3 Scotch diaper, pes Atner. do, Pes Russia diaper, bills whalebones, erab'dr'd table covers, Colored girdles, silk boot laces, bonnet wire, stay binding, Bales bro sheeting, bales lamp wicking- solar wicklng, Cases blue cottons, woolen shawls ass'd, fine blk bombazine, Heavy denims, heavy tickings, gent's white 6hlrt8, &c, ic. GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS, &c, Bpl3 Carolina vice, cassia, saleratus, tobacco, cream tartar, Sal soda, yeast powders, salt in bags, table salt, Painted pails, covered do, zinc wash boards, Ruled foolscap aud-letter paper, envelopes, 4c, kc. BOOTS, SHOES, LEATHER, Sec. Ladies' pat. foxed Congress gaiters, Misses' R. R. slipper. Misses' kid buskins, men's goat slippers, men's Morocco do, Ladies' metallic bu3kins lined, gents' light kid pumps, French calf skins, kip leather, calf sole leather, kip bxts, Gents' sswed calf boots, &c, &c. Besides a general assortment of other miscellaneous goods too numerous to mention. 4t 24 SCHOOL ! ! J UST RECEIVED PER "MESSENGER BIRD " from Boston. 1000 Parker's Primers, , 500 do. Word Builders, ' 100 do. First Reader, 100 Price's Spelling Book, 250 Montelth'a First Lessons In Geography, 200 do. Manual of do. 100 McNally's Geography, 100 Davie's Primary Arithmetic, 50 Parker's Juvenile Philosophy, 20 do. First Lessons in Philosophy, Clark's Elements of Drawing, Lardner's Steam Engine, Fulton & Eastman's Book Keeping, Juvenile Choir by Bradbury, Lectures on Art3 and Sciences, Masonic Chart, Plymouth Coll. Hymns and Tunes, Siiliman's Travels in Europe, 2 vols. 21-30 II. M. WHITNEY. Family Crrocery Store. THE MOSTSELECT AND VARIED Stock of Groceries to be found in Honolulu is at Savldge & May's, where officers cf vessels, and the public generally will find good3 suitable for their requirements. Westphalia Hams, Smoked Betf, . Smoked II firings. Sugar Cured Tongues, Preserved Meats, Preserved Vegetables, Soups, Oysters. Fresh Salmon, Lob3tcrs, Sardines, Anchovies in Oil, Anchovies in Salt, English Pickles, Bott ed Fruits Assorted Jams, French Capers, French Olives, Spanish Olives, French Green Peas, Rich Sauces, Tomato Catsup, Pepper Sauce, Salad Oil, Wins Vinegar, Malt, do. Cider, do. Fresh Butter, Fresh Flour, Maccaroni, Vennacelll, Italian paste, Tapioca, Pearl Sago, Corn Starch, Carolina Rice, Split Peas, White Beans, Fresh Corn, Fine Salt, dried Basil, Mint, Marjoram, Nutmegs, Cinnamon, Cloves, Allspice, Sperm Candles Saleratus, -Matches, Bath Brushes, Vlar Oil, Manila Cheroota, Tobacco. Water Crackers, Tea EiscuiUj Pic Nic do. Wine do. Green Tea, Oolong do. Raw Collies, . Raw Sugar3, Loaf do. Crushed do. Fine Currant in Jar?, Raisins, Citron Peel, Dried Apples, French Plums, French Apncot, Plums in Svrup, Durham Mustard, French do Black Pepper, Dried Parsely, Savory, . Thyme, Abernthy do. TT Very Superior Co2fce Roasted and ground ia suitable tir for ships use. 23-tf BULL'S HEAD MARKET. TIIE UNDERSIGNED, OF TIIE BULL'S Head Market, wishes to inform the Families of Honolulu, that he will always have on hand, of the bC3t quality, he under namad : Eeff, Pork, Mutton, Sausages, Veal, Corned Bef, Corned Pork, Vegetables &c, 4c, &.C. 12-ly BERTELMANN. if1 AUTION. The undersigned, fieing subject to Reasons of partial alienation of mind, during which periods he la prone to incur debt3 at stores or auctions, requests that parties will not trust him, or trade with him unless he has the money to pay for his purchases. - 23-25- JOSEPH W. HAYWARD. H A V E JUST RECEIVED ex Yankee. Butter, of superior quality, in double packages, resu tiainmore uove uysiers, Fresh Clams, Green Corn, Apples and assorted Meats, Superior Moss Rose" Tobacco, in small boxes, Dupont's Rifle Powder, in 1 ft can, . .- -. -Yeast Powders, India Currie, . -Striped SbJrtmg, brown cotton and hJcory Shirts. . 18-tf SUBSCRIBERS TO BUILDING THE FORT bL Church Edifice will take notice that the buikUngift near ly completed and that all subscriptions are now due. Payment at earliest coareoieaes possible is requested as ths Trastees are desirous to pAyeff ths contract Immediately. Money may be raid to eitlrcr of Trustees er to 23-tf - I. BABILZIT, TreasT.