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'jTaAMS & WILDER. '
0J& jtOOM SALE
1 t,iY WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28th,
T W O'CLOCK A. M, THE '
mi HUE OF DRY GOODS, CLOTHING,
f hii- Geo. Groceries,
CWeVU Ca,d Match..
f Kerosene Oil, etc., etc.
1120 Bandies Barrel Hoop Iron.
tX STEAMER MOSES TAYLOR I
jjtis covr cirrsBjRLETt y -
M " JO SACKS BR AX, 4
ADAM3 WILDER. Auctioneers. .
U TUESDAY DEC. 29th,
si 1 O'CLOCK, A I i.Bwa,
I Choice Selection of Goods,
' amin ro nr traits tresests.
17 iDillj A W ILLiEK,
kAST EVEMXG SALE
OF THE SEASON !
'EW YEAR'S 33
h SITCBDAY EVEmiO, DEC. 31st,
I AT 1 O'CLOCK, AT
ADAM5 WILDER, Aoctiuoeer. ,
PIANOS MPIAIYOS ! !
Urn nr THE BEST II A L.L.ET V- CUM
lor ewe 07 .
2i?ICST RECEIVED PER "COMET,"
& . J dJ4 far SaJe r C. BttEWKB. CO..
if INE BARRELS AND SHOOKS
OR MOLASSES ( O.VTAINERS.
C. BttKWER CO .
300 CASES OF1
5 As Good as Downers,
!J ITD1S BEEX FA1RLF TESTED UD
.or Sale ia Quantities to Suit Purchasers
1!DAT LOWBATES, AT
- F. A. SCHAETEJt CCS.
' I0BJIGGO, TOBACCO !
' V "W m "SL '
,1 r.7jc jLoi 01 looacco
sfc'f ; Stirling from New York,
J : 1-4. 18 AND 1-1 o.
rf'-y f selected for the Trade.
ml ls ix bosd or duty paid.
A F. A. SCIIAEFER It. C.
STREET, NO. 80.
ltFJa IS DKT GOODS, CLOTDISC,
1 ff.rrrVTf-r n-nnnrnTT's a-i. a-
YniCHil HE OFFERS "FOR 8AI.E.AT
jsffij, .Uocks, Gold and Silver Watcnes I
ITLorjts, COLD JXD SILVERSMITH;'
fedeao and other Miuicl IolrumenU f-
in. Jr.:n, anil nvuvi to sracr.
i ' - . A 1 2m
r aul gMTSiMfea- - - -
IRES AND LiaUOAS !
WUC SELECTED ASSORTMENT,
BUUad 4in la cuet, French Cogn la caae.
Oil Fort Wloe and Bbcrry In eaw,
GoniM Hock Wie, ... .
. Fin Frew Bord-Wlo,1" '
I . French Claret,
jreaaiaa Heidsick Champagne !
La qoarU and puna. -
'ifi.vt fbmtrior QualUtf. and For ,SuZ
7 v .
IX BOND OR BUTT PAID,
jrier r Qoeea aid Richards Streets.
70 -tlao Zjadlea X '
wnc: nrrac! ixd csuipixc dosi
L (apkiaa. nd all CnaUrencd Clothing- dam
mm Ship Vrk SnlleiteJ.
..1 R II- LT02T.
t W I.r8FEAND LESS EXPENSIVE
jSJ Loan r . 1. m a a v
Sttiag of Streets and Pnblic Buildings,
1 Bit .
i """IE rAEUORS, Call and nuuuiw
J WARD'S PATENT
9 J C.. Sb.p, N. 40 Fort SC
jP-..p..WUE FROM BREMEN!
8Prior Black Cgfcu
hit airtiof and Loog 8
nl Roe Cotton DrilU,
TriUed Caxooj FUnoeta,
v... . " Good.
i . m color,.
BY Q- S. BARTOW.
Lease of Ileal Estate at Auction !
The Undesigned will t-I! at Public Auction, by Order of th.
Commiuionen of Crown Land,, on J -
SATTJEDAY, - - - DECEMBEE 31st.
. , AT IS O'CLOCK JL, AT SALESROOM, -"
The Leane mt -
The Lot of Land Known as "PA MOO"
- - AnHUflafiawyer'iTard,
WltU tlie JJullrtlnKs Tliereon.
mJnT 104 lMd U '""'"Jed as folk. : Coo.
meoonK at hl.ideo tuke at north asd west corner 20 fTa
toTuk- Portugueae Joe', and H. Wallace.
iooJh-a o , "'".corner of lot mearared thence
Itrin i .. , tfthom 4 fwt ,onK north .ide of a narrow
ripo lami bolooKi7 to the Wsllaee lot, also along north .ide
tLJTaH1i,koi'' U lo "olh " e4t corner of
or neamrt-d j thence north 49 o 45 eait 27 fathom. 8 Inch.
t. VVT French mi.tion lot thence north 44
ZZ?. i, ' lon boundary of FrenC mla.
won ana 11. hkinnM'j it. i. niu - ...
i"v DKiunuie;, ana nas an
entraneaon Nnuana .treet and one on Hotel .treet by what ia
knowo a. Parke'. Lane. It contain, au area of 777 .ouje
faUkMu., and U one of the moat desirable locality, in town Ujr
Tho Lease will be for Ten Years
from Vie st Day of January, 1871.
C. 8. BARTOW, Auctioneer.
SEWING MADE EASY.
CALL AND EXAMINE AT THE STOEE
CASTLE & OOOKE,
A fet for the Hawaiian Islands,
BALL'S PATENT ' TREADLE !
ALL KHIDS OF SEWINQ MACHINES !
milB HALL TREADLE HAS BEEN AD.
M Jim led to moy Sewing Machines in the United States
with the jrreatest .arces.. oe.
Dr. Did Lewu .peaking at the Woman'. Convention, tan
" that two year, steady work on a Sewing Machine, use. op t
gut. and an delicate woman will wonder at U. Bat the spbli.
cation of II A L.aVS TREA DLE to the gewing Machine,
entirely diopoaes of an difficulties." and makes sewing a pleas.
nre rather than a tak. 5l0
THE UNDERSIGNED OFFERS
-Cfi OXEN Thoroughly ..Broken !
Ts Tsagss wr LmA mm Cart wr PIwW. wf
' 414 m ' : - - J. H. WOOD.
. SITUATION WANTED
BY-YllE ADVERTISER AS COOK AND
STKWARD in a private family ; who ha. had IS years
experience i testlmooiaia to ability and character will be pro
duced. If desired. Please address
8A LA," Box 25, Post Office,
Dec Oth, 1870. (dlOlm) Honolulu.
AT COST PRICES.
Sea Boots, Robber Boots, Oil Suits,
AND ALL KINDS OF
Woolen Goods at Cost Prices!
To Close Business by the New Year,
Nuusna St. opposite Merchant.
Ex"A. J. POPE !"
For Sale by the Undersigned!
SUPERIOR COTTAGE PIANOS !
Tfs fMni th LhrmMl Ufannfmrlntvr A. ROXD. ParisL
SHALL WE SAY MORE ? YES!
We will say they were ordered br- - U WELL, Eq.,
m aiuiiflMi "jaJge of their superior qualities, he
being a Srst class musician, and haring dealt in these Pianos.
for several years in Australia.
TfcM PIANOS are in beautiful I talian walnut caws, and
are ia splendid condition, having been packed in sine lined
r"- " ;; also V - A
TWO SUPERIOR PIANOS
In Koaewood Cases, from the well-known house of
HALLE T Tt-& CUM PH TO X, Boston.
DIRECT .FROM : LONDON PER A. J.
: POPE, - - -A
floe vworttient of
Harmoniums; Violin's,' Organ Concertinas'. GuilaVs,
Violin and Guitar Strings, Banjos, Ournopeans,
Piano Strings and Ft It, Slxisical Boxes, assorted;
Organ Accordeons teiA stands. Jambortnes,
Hffdaliun ' Drums and Toy Drums. -
CHRISTMAS IS COMING !
r ALSO .
A Large Assortment of
-; EX LATE ARRIVALS r
AU of which wiU be sold CHEAP FOE CASH at my. Ware
Rooms on Fort 8 treet. Particulars in advertisement next week
d.-, C. E. WILLIAMS.
"JUS T RECEIVE I!
A. Ja Pope from Brcxiicn
''EAVr-AlVIOSKEAO DENIMS. - J - 1
KM. Fancy Flannel Shirts, Eilk Umbrellas, Kid Gloves,
. ; sr. w -
Cotton UsndsercDiets, vinegar, tu mnc. """'J""
Epeoss Salts, in casks and eases,
t Castor Oil ia Una 1 gall, pints, hf. piots. qr. pints, v
'-. Cloves, fibslled Almonds, Cream of Tartar. . .
French and Spanish Olives,
Huntley Palmer's Soda Biscuds ia 1 lb tins,
Wiltshire Loaf Cheese, Edam Cheess. Bolter in tina,
Lea it Perrin's 8aoce, Stearins Candles, .
. SCO tons Best Steam Coal. . ' ' ; ; J
Rifle Powder la hf. lb. eaoa, Tirt and Arch Bricks, , .
" 1 Munis Yellow Metal and Nails, assorted, ' '
Oak Moau for Coaster's use. Cut Tumblers,
Flower Pots. M arket Baskets, Children'. aeons.
Demijohns, from owe to fire gallons,
' Wrapping Paper, Manila Rope, 8-4 to 1 and 1 1-4 inch.
Manila Cutting Falls, Hemp and king.
Hoop Iron. Iron Tinned Saucepans and Tea -kettles,
Superior E notch Canvas, Noa. 0 to 5.
Uak and Pine Barrels and Hogsheads, " -. .
30,000 GaHons New Oil Shooas-
. ' - - ALSO -
large Assortment of Havana Cigars!
Ram In barrels, Oia to cases, . .
Aa Assortment of ine Glassware, Ac, SC., IrC
FOR SALE BY 'Z '
. HACEFELD &, CO.
dlO 2m -
J. II. THOMPSON
Will Sell from this Date at his Blacksmith ;
; . shop.
All Small Sizes of Iron at;
Fire Crala P Pa"4.
Heavy Flat Iron
For Four Cents per Pound.
SSTW m t """"
mrrfd TnH i OALLKRY on Fort Street, nearly opposite
fln&law nw Arr?8' tn1 Dy otber ho wish for
temt IjL . AU ,tjle Uk "P the most reaaonable
Frsen, In San
Urrinr r.r,' '?" ""n w copying ana en-
v -,f ""uraiBiir paiming. . -and1!0
Triet' KogpWc View., Portraits, Lo.,
PANORAMIC VIEW OP HONOLULU,
Ihe orly one erer taken of the City.
11. L. CHASE.
IVO. lO. STORE I
HEW SILKS! NEW SILKS ! NEW SILKS !
JCST RECEIVED PER MOSES TAYLOR,
and imported by the undersigned direct from Corope. No
aura DCe In Iirto in m . - .l- a . i . .
of Hew Good, aboot to be opened, and well worthy the atten-
" . - cuyenur uuaiiiT ov uooai ana reaaonaoie
(d3 lm) JOHN THOMAS WATKKHOUSK.
TVER STEAMER MOSES TAYLOR. JUST
M. receired a sreitt rarietr of New Goods, suitable for native
ana oooniry iraas. .or sale sy ,
JOHN THOMAS WATERnOFSR.
P. 8. Orders from Country Storekeepers will be attended to
promptly, anu cnargea reasonably. d3 lm
SHIP WM. "LE LACHEUR,
- Xrom London Dlreot, -
EXPECTED WITHIN THIRTY DAYS,
conuining alKut 1,000. Ton. of Goods, suitable for the
market, and for sale by the oiideraiirned. Particnlars at a fu
ture time. (d3 1m) JOHN THOMAS WATEKHOLSK.
THE NEW ENGLAND MUTUAL
LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY,
rgauiasorl in 3.043.
Cash Assets, January I, 1870....
Oross Income for 1869...........
Dividends for 1809
Premium, Collected from 1843 to 1868.....
Losses paid from 1843 to 18G8
READ WHAT OTHERS SAT OP Us!
From the "Spectator' of New York City we extract ss fol
lows: u The New Encland Mutual stands forth as a fitting;
type of what a company should be in regsrd to its method of
business. Seeking rather to establish a reputation or stability
and soundness, than to present novel and promising, but an.
tried and unapproved feature, in underwriting ; conducting all
th company's affairs with the strictest economy and adopting
only those measures proved by experience to be the wisest,
the directors of the company have succeeded in establishing
for it a reputation fr reliability second to no other similar or.
ganisation in the country. Yet, great as is the degree of
caution manifested in the adoption or every new measure, toe
company ia conducted iu a manner fully in unison with the
progressive spirit of the age. As regards its dealings with
policy holders, few companies are more liberal and honest."
"The bttsiaew of the New EngtaDd Mutual U conducted in
the most economical and able manner ; its terms are liberal
and Just ; i's success has been uniform and extended and its
perfect reliability and safety, the natural consequences at
tendaut upon the possession or such features, and which should
be the great deiddratum with an insurance company, are in me
got further particulars please call upon ,
CASTLK If COOKK,- -
dlO 3m Agents for the Hawaiian ls.'ands.
BE "WISE !
THE BEST OPltESElVT
. HRlMAS: '.OR NEW. AKS; x
THE NEW EN CLAN rt
MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COM'Y.
Don't Waste your Money on Perishable
Play Things or Japanese Ware !
Present yoir Wife and Children This Tear, as a
Christmas) wr New Year's Gift. !.
rs.ee Pwllcy ia "The New Eaglaad.M
ONLT THINK X
At the Age of 25. S20 annually, will secure Sl.OOO
for your family !'.. . " : , . . i
At the Age of SO, 23 annually, will secure SI.OOO
for yonr fsmily !
At the Age of 33. 20 50 annually, will secure f.1,000
lor your family "...
' WHO ARE WISE! -
THEY WHO INSURE THEIR LIVES IN THE OLDEST AND
j. .. ' r BEST COMPANYIN THH ' ,
New England Mutual Life Insurance Co.,
CASTLE & COOKE, are Afieata fr Ike
dlO 4 Hawaiian Islands.
New, Goods ! New Goods!
gG Jfl; T. jOOIVIVEI.1- 88
JUST RECEIVED PER HOSES TAYLOR !
a ckxeral assukimkm r ij it.-
ll .N1TUHE, expressly selected for this market, consisting
ia fart as follows t s , t ' - - " . ..
- Common Wood-seat Chairs, ' f '
.Washington. ..; -.u.. ;':. :. ' i
.liar Room " . - . .
' Light Grecian Cane-seat, ,"'.'., '
Dak C-top bent Dining Cane-seat Chairs, ,
, "Iak Office Chairs Rotary, ;i 5 ":
Walnut Swiss Cottage Chairs,
Gilt Arm Rocker., cane seat and back,
Lfcht Maple - 44 , 44 . ,
Oarito tton Rnsewood ' '; 44 ' -
V Oak Oval-back Nurse Bockers, ..... - ..
Walnut 44 . ,,.,.,.,
lirace Arm Rockers. - . ' J
Common . 44 ... 'i - , - . t"
.2. Ctildron's N'arsery Chairs,' -
to Cane-seat oak Dining Chairs,
oak Cane seat and back Dining Chairs,
44 Common Wood-seat Rockers,
-" - Cane seat and back 44 ' T - ' ' , .
" " Koa and Walnut uihostered Rockers,
. - American H-ft leaf Dining Tables,
, . v M JgJ ff-44' 44 ' ' l ?-
44 8 ft Extension Dining Tabler, Walnut,
44 10 ft - 44
44 1'i ft 44 44 44
f 2i ft Saloon Tables, H ' . ;:"';' "
' -A 3 and 3 ft - - '-c
" Cottage Bedsteads.
Mahogony' Iron feet Towel racks,
Plain Black Walnut , , , . , ., s . .. . , .t
Carved ' ' '
, Black Walnut Whatnots. . ;,;.
' Walnut Parlor seat in Haircloth,
44 . Easy Chairs In Haircloth, ,
... : Knsia 44 .
" ' ' Ottomsae
Hat-tree and Bookcase,
? Itosewood and gilt Mouldings, dUTerenl styles and slses, j
Walnut Chamber setts,
44 Corner Brackets, Ac, Ac.
r K: j yr also on HJtNp-; -
' v K a Bedsteads, Pine Bedsteads,
Pine Bureaus, Mahogany Bureaus, Walnut Bureaus,
Lounges in Damask and Haircloth,
-) ; Mirror Plates, Wsshstands, ' ; . A '.
'Walnut Backrammoa Tables,
Children's Willow Carriages,
44 3 wheel Chaise-top Carriages,
4 wheel 44 44 - -s
' Spring. Hair, Cxaelstor, and Straw Mattresses made U erder.
Abo, Lounges. Wardrobes, Bureaus, Tables, Bedsteads, Meat
Safes, c, Ac
AU pf which will be sold as cheap as the cheapost, and per
haps a little cheaper.
H. B. Purnitore repaired at short notice and on reasonable
terms. Orders from the other Islands will receive prompt and
'-v Nos. 86 and 88 King Street.
KING STREET, II. I. ,
Comfort&Ue Furnished Apartmenti To let
TO 0ESTLEMK3 OB FAMILIES. ' " dlO
CIGARS, CIGARS I !
'JL Large and Varied Assortment of
Havana & German CIGARS !
Per A. J. Pope from Dremen,
- v 1
NOW OPEN FOR INSPECTION AT
THE STORK OF
N HAND AND FOR AM8. THE PL.T-
IHE HOUSE OXKUKCr STREET,
j " , ...
PP' to H. A. P. CARTER.
A COTTAGE AT WA1KIKI.
d24 3t Anplrto Da. VII. nit.l.tBRivn
A FUENISHED COTTAGE TO LET,"
Vl,,B REAR OF- NO. ;10 EMMA
street, inquire at the store ef
2 WM. HUMPHREYS, Merchant St. ;
FOE EENT 0E LEASE !
SEVER A L COTTA G ES. PLEASANTLY
ocatea, aiu raitable Tor large and ,nmll families. . Xbey
are entirely Si EV. humliuniilv Suiahnl unl ni,lul
rith all the necessary ouilxuies ami mixiern iroproTenient.
d2s tf , .- Apply to HL'OO STANUEN WALD, 51. D.
FURNISHED I'OTT.I GETO LET AT
HA1KIKI. The Cotttge recetitly occupied by W. L.
Oreen. at ihe Beach. Waikiki. Kent. II ivr month.
or by the year at $35 per mouth.
t Apply to W. L. ORKKN.
FOR SALE. THE COTTAGE ON THE
Beach at Waikiki, formerly occupied by Miss MouU
W. L. OREEN.
. WAGON FOR SALE ! .
ONE NEW TWO HORSE
WAGON, warranted to carry two tons
heavy patent springs, suitable for a su
gar plantation, to be sold cheap.
Apply to JAMES L. LEWIS.
TO ILIST. , : : il'L '
THE HOUSE LATELY OCCUPIEDBV
B. A. Widemann, on Judd Street. Apply to
as J. li Kiutlaltusun.
TO LET I
THE RESIDENCE FORMERLY oc
cupied by Capt. Berrill in Nuuauu Valley, containing
i Parlor, three Bed-Konms. larre .enclose Verandah,
DininK and Hath Rooms, Pantry,' Kitchen, Out-house, and one
Mew Bed Room. Apply to'
d3tf WILLIAM BKKK1LL.
'"" ALMLAIVACS FOR 1S7I.
C CHRISTIAN FAMILY. ALMANAC 25e
J Apidetoo's Almanac....................... ........ 50o
London Illustrated Almanac. ............. ...............160
Caaseli'. Illustrated Almanac 75c
Nautical Almanacs for 1871 and I87j $'i
For isle by
dl7 lm H. M. WHITNEY.
MR. ALFRED SINGER,
TEACHER OPTHE PIANO
rVTrt . FOllXK AND SINGING..
Balls, Parties, &c, Attended
WITH ALL THE LATEST DANCE MUSIC.
Lrssans CI Tea at Private Residences, or at Sir. S.'s
' JSlBsli, next Poor to Mr. Adderley's, Nuuanu Avenue.
' A r plications by letter can be left at Mr. Thrum's II 00k Store
SUGAR PLANTATION FOR LEASE !
In Honoipu, District of Kohala,
HAWAII. AT A REASONABLE PRICE
Fifty Acres under Cane !
With more Land around it for Cultivation, will
Mill, Cart, Cattle, Sorghum-Pan,
and every requisite to carry 00 growing and grinding cane.
The Mill I. drawn by horse-power. ; ' h' .''-: ;
For particulars apply to . p V J '' ,
f CHRIST AN8EN, Honoipu, or' to
JOHN THOMAS WATERHOUSB,
dl7 3m Honolulu.
MARIES FOR 1871.
Y THE'MOSES TA YLOR, I SH A 1.1 RE
ceive my usual assortment of
CHOICE DIARIES FOR 1871 ! ! !
Comprising all the various aise. and patterns, 1, 2 and 3 days
to a page, in plain and costly bibdinga, j
FROM 50 CENTS TO ftS.OO EACH.
Besides the usual assortment of Pocket Diaries, I shall have
Lett's ( London) Office Diaries, 3 day. to a page, ,
Elmer's Physician. Diaries and Visiting; List, 1 -Long
and Quarto Office Diaries,
Cap Office Diaries.
No one should be without one of these useful remembrances.
which often save ti the purchaser more than the cost..'.
dl7,lm ; 1. .For gale by . : ?H.,M. WHITNEY.
A. J. POPE, FROM BREMEN.
A WELL, ASSORTED STOCK
GENERAL MERCHANDISE I
." .;.'' . . ! ' '.' : r
Ex Late Arrivals,
For Sale at Reasonable Rates
w - J
Liberal Terms to Suit the Times
, AT , . ,
F. A. SCIIAEFER & CO S.
' ' ' x 1 " dlO lm V
QUE 'NEW OdOflS
. 'v.- --; iX -
TO ARRIVE EX BARK MDB
BAL.ES AMOSKEaG DENIMS,
Cases White Cotton Thread,
Bales Ioilia Rubber Hose,
f.--jj Cases American Biaeking-- '-
- ' Cases Hani's Handled Axes,
. Cases Charcoal Irons,
Cases McMurraj's Oyiters, 1
Kegs Saltpeter (coivle salnltre), 4
Barrels Turk's Island Salt, etc., etc.
. ALSO-" ' . '
CASES OF LADIES' GAITERS!
Balmorals.. Kid Slippers.
n . a m TTakIm Dnnta find CnAAf)
IsdSUo lucud juuuw auu uuucoj
IN GREAT VARIETY.
Cases . Children's , Shoes. .
ISO 8001 EXPECTED TIA PAMMA,
. " - ' ' "
' vAN ENDLESS TARIETT OT
New and Desirable Goods!
SELECTED WITH THE
Greatest Care Expressly for this llarket.
'.:". i . l'"t i SrCH AS ' ' i ' ' ;: '.
SIL.K, WOOLEV AXD COTTON
DRESS GOODS !
3bc, ' - - ' &c, ; ; . &c r
For Sal3 to Arrive
B19 Sm ilr TIIEOD. C. IIEUCK.
T2ZZ2 PACiriO . - . .. i
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28.
Prases or tbi Moo fob Pecbmscb 1870 Honolulu
Mean Time As prepared by Capt. Daniel Smith. y '
Dec 7th Full Moon. .....T....... .'.A...'... ."1.1 8. M,
Dec. 15th Last Quarter 10 40 a. si.
Dec. 23d New Moon 4. . ......... 1 48 a. M.
Dec 29th First Quarter 6 7 A.
.TIMS SCX SISISO AND SKTTTJtW.., - T
1st Sun' Rise... .6 25 A. St.. ..Sun Sets.... ..'...S 13 r. u.
8th mn Rises... 6 30 ...SunSeU 6 14
15th Son Rises.. 33 ...SunSeU 5 17
241 Sun Rises.. .6 37 ...SunSets.. 5 21
29ih Sun Rises.. 6 40 ...Sua Pets 5 24
31th Sun Rises.. S 41 ...SunSets 5 25
1 ; England, .v. .
It is reported by an English newspaper, that
the British Cabinet baa eurrendercxi to Russia the
points demanded by the latter, viz : the revision
of the treaty of 1850. This statement is extreme
ly open to doubt. England cannot, in the nature
of things, consent to a conference of the Powers,
without the withdrawal of GortschakofTs first
note, which all England considered as tantamount
to an insult. Granville's last note to Gortscha-
koff expressly stated that England would not con
sent to a conference,' unless the latter withdrew
his first circular. Meantime, orders have been
given to put the navy on a war footing, and work
in the dock-yards was brisk. . '. . - .
The President's Message.
News from the States is not of great impor
tance. Congress met on the usual day in Decem
ber, and the message was presented.' Tho docu
ment is rather lengthy for Gen. Grant, famed
for brevity, occupying five columns of email
type in the Alia. It is, however, a plainly spoken
document, without any attempts at eloquence. But
withal, the President ia very pointed. lie par
ticularly urges the acquisition by purchase of San
Domingo, which the last Congress refused to
sanction. The recognition of the French Repub
lic is officially declared, and it is stated that whilo
the people of the United States do not think of
imposing their ideas of republicanism upon other
nations, yet they cannot be indlfierent to the
growth of those ideas in a country like France.
The " Alabama claims, " as they are' called, it is
proposed, shall be transferred to the. Government
for settlement. This is a novel view of the ques
tion, and one that appears to meet with favor.
He further advocates the free navigation of. the
St. Lawrence, and the common use of the -fisheries.
New diplomatic questions with England.
H OTES OF.TU E WEEK.
Mail fob the East. The steamer Motet Taylor ,
with the European and American mails, sails to-day
Xqr San Francisco, a( 4.50 p. x., mail closing at 12 m.
The Next Mail, May be looked for by the D. C.
Murray ,,Sha left here Not. 19, bat had not arriTed
oterDec 15, 26 days passage- unusually long for
A Di9tisoumhei . Visitor. By the , Wonga
Wonga , en 1 route for Europe, arriTed the Field
Marshal Jochmue, of the Austrian Army, and si
nobleman of that Empire. ; , . . v
Correction. We were in error in an item the
other day; when speaking of the guests; at a mar
riage celebration, in styling F. A. Schaefer, Esq..
the North German Consul. That gentleman is Con
sul for the Kingdom of Italy.
Tub Good Book. By reference to advertisement,
it will be seen that a large stock of Bibles has been
received at the Depository in the Sailors Home, of
different sisea and styles of .binding. The '.'good
book " makes an appropriate New Year's present.
Russia saxs : ' For oar part, we are ready for
any deliberation having for its object the settlement
of the guarantees for the consolidation of poooo ia
This is diplomatic language, and the Russian
Government understands thoroughly how to use it.
Masoxic. Yesterday being the festival of St.
John, the members of the Masonic fraternity of
tnm cijr, .., .i. A:nr biuI installed their of-
1 fleers' for the ensuing year. ; After work,, "the
brethren of the Mystic -Tie," enjoyed tbemseWes
over a bountiful spread of good things in the hall
of Lodge le Progres. . .. , , r
Prompt to Timet. The Drin of Bolles&Co.. fitted
out; the schooner Kona Packet, with provisions,
etc., on Saturday last, between the hours of 2 and
5 P. M. with extraordinary dispatch, the destina
tion being 'Ocean ' Island, and for the relief of the
Saginaw's ship's company." Messrs. C. A. Williams
6 Co', arc the owners of the. Kona Packet, and de
serve praise for their promptness of action, under
the authorization of - Mr. Perkins, U. S. Acting
Consul. . . r
j Cats ih Bat-traps. The. first; instance we ver
heard of a cat being entrapped after the manner of
a rat; occurred in a certain hotel - on Christmas
morning. Sugar, etc., had been frequently .missed
of late, and so an improved rat-trap was set to catch
the thief. At early daylight, a tremendous rumpus
in the trap gave proof that the " critter " was caught.
It was a bostering big one, too. " O my, what a
rat!" was the exclamation. . But on bringing the
cage to the light, it was discovered, to the infinite
disgust of the would-be rat-catcher, that he had
caged a favorite cat, belonging to the premises.
A Long-legged BiSD- Looking at Borres' Con
fectionary and Cigar Store on Nuuanu street, yes
terday, we were shown a presentation cake, one of a
number beautifully frosted and ornamented. But
the particular one which attracted our attention,
was surmounted by the figure of an extremely long
legged and long-necked bird, apparently standing in
a marsh. - It was life-like. Around the margin of the
cake was the legend ' Presented by Brother Crane."
Comment is needless. ' By the way, we may remark
that the Christmas cakes at Borres' are quite equalled
by those got up for New Years. , ,,,.
California Scgabies." Sngarie is a new word,
recently coined, and as near as we can learn, means'
in California, a ranch, or plantation for the growth
of sugar-making beets! "At Alvarado, tbey claim to
have achieved a decided success, though we cannot
find the figures. But at Sacramento, where a com
pany to carry on the business of making beet-root
sugar was organized and incorporated with a capital
of 8100,000. the whole thing has become a decided
One of the largest share-holders oners for
130 shares at 75 per cent discount from the
coat, with no takers, at that.
Almost a Ckntkharias. Capt. Alexander Adams,
the venerable pioneer foreign resident of ihe islands,
celebrated his ninety-first birth-day on Monday last.
Although his eye-ight has entirely failed him for a
number of years past,' he is ' in other '' respects as
quick of perception as ever, and has an unabated
interest in the politics of the world. vThe current
news is regularly read to him, and he comments
upon the details of war and the probable results of
events with ft clearness of judgment that is surpris
ing. The occasion on Monday last was peculiarly
interesting, as there was a fall gathering of the
patriarch's descendants at a feast, together with
numerous acquaintances and friends. .
Too Much Cttriositt. One of the carious, ram
bling about town a few days since, observed the
bright yellow berries of the coral plant, and wonder
ing how they tasted, eat two of the seeds. A native
boy seeing this, asked if they were sweet, and learn
ing that they were, he also eat some. ' Consequently
both were taken very sick, with severe, long con
tinued vomiting and dizziness. After twelve hours
of experience of the reward of curiosity, they both
recovered. It is to be hoped wiser. Moral Don't
let your curiosity run away with your judgment.
We may add that the so-called coral plant, while
being a pretty adornment of a garden, is dangerous
to a family with children ; the pretty sweet berries
are tempting. . j
The French Situation Growing
DesperateFrom Tours to
- Bordeaux.4 '
RUSSIA'S DEMAND ENG
V LAND'S ATTITUDE. ;: .
France will Fight to the Bitter End.
By the Hoses Taylor, Captain Floyd, which ar
rived on Sunday morning last, nine days from
San Francisco, we are in receipt of papers from
that city to Dec. 15tb, New York dispatches to Dec.
14th. and from London tip to the 13th. , We are
indebted to Mr. Hughes, the gentlemanly Purser
of the Moses Taylor, for files of the latest papers.
Lroid at &ew lork on the 14th closed at 110 :
The telegrams, which come over the "French
cable only the two English being still disabled
are extremely contradictory, but we give them
St. Petersburg. Dec. 2. The Czar warmlv con
gratulates President Grant on bis offer of assist
ance. All the powers have accepted the proposal for a
Conference, but the date of the meeting has not
yet been fixed. ,
Londox, Dec. 2. A special correspondent of the
Herald, at Versailles, writes on the 28tb ulL. that
if the army of the Loire should capitulate, Paris
would be summoned to surrender within three
days following. The terms of surrender to be
offered nre :
Regulars and Gardes Mobile become prisoners
of war ; National Guards aud irregulars to be al
lowed to return to their occupations in private
life. The forts, cannon and munitions of war to
be given np to the Prussians, and the regular gar
rison to be permitted to march out with the honors
If these terms of surrender are refused, bom
bardment of the forts will immediately follow. :
Tours. Dec. 5. In an en fakement near Potav.
14 miles northwest ot Orleans, 20.000 Frenchmen
held ground against 60.000 ot Frederick Charles'
army, but were cut to pieces by, the shells of
the, enemy. The Prussian artillery was served
with fearful and overwhelming effect. The Papal
Zouaves fought with superhuman bravery.-but
nearly all were killed. . , ,
The trovernntent appeals to the people of France
to still further1 maintain their resistance, which is
certain finally to end in triumph. The' arm v of
the Loire is still over 200,000 strong-. In another
month 800,000 Frenchmen will be iq arms. - ? :
' Paris may fall : but the campaign has changed
in character, and is fast becoming a detached war
fare of large armies, mauceuvering in an open
country.. . - ; oi
franco nerselt is unconquerable. , , . . i
Berlin, Dec. 6. A letter from the King of Ba
varia; to tho King of Saxony says: "The Cr
mana, led by the King of Prussia, will celebrate
the brotherhood ot arms by giving a glorious
proof of the importance and power of United
Germany. I have negotiated with Versailles to
this end, and now invite . you and other German
Princes to nrge the King or Prussia to assume the
title of Emperor of United Germany, with presli
dential functions. I am proud thus to takOHbe first
step in crowning Germany unity, and hope for
your assent,' and . that of other Princes and free
towns." ,, .. , j
Loxnox, Dec. 6 The British Government has
given out a contract for sixty batteries, of light
guns, each of Gotling'B mitrailleuses, to be made
The Russian Government has in its employment
number of American workmen in Russia, en
gaged in manufacturing mitrailleuses.
There is ample evidence of other kinds that
Russia is preparing for war on a grand scale.
Versailles, Dec. 6. The French were utterly
defeated. at Orleans; 10,000 men were made
prisoners, and -77 pieces of artillery; Including
several mitrailleuses ; and four gunboats on the
Loire were captured. . , , . .
Bckijv. Dec. e. The KIngr of Wnrtomburg nas
signified bis concurrence with the Kiog of Bavaria
and the other German Sovereigns, in the proposal
that King William shall assume the title of Em
peror of Germany.
Wilhelmshohe, Dec 7 The general impression
prevails that the prospects of the restoration of
the' Emperor are 'steadily improving. . .The argu
ment in favor of his restoration is the. ruinous con
sequence KJ tile luauj tnrrvtjr.ai:rt.rn . attjoOS Of
Germany, in case of a much longer protraction of
' Loxdox, Decl 7- The Tribune cable correspond
ent a the headquarters of Priace George says the
prisoners looked sturdy fellows, and anything bat
badly fed ; they were hearty, and good fighters,
indite from their expressions. A sergeant bade, me
uBon jour," and told me cheerily that every one
who inuulgea in tne anticipation or a speedy capi
tulation was entirely out of his reckoning, f Food
is plentiful," he said, with a laugh, ''and the
programme is, sorties every day . and in every
London, Dec. 7. A correspondent at St. Peters
burg writes on the 2d instant, that the warlike
feeling prevailing over the whole Empire is like
that on the arrival of the Sebastopnl news.
GortschakofTs circular created a universal feel
ing of joy.
.Notice is given by. the Emperor to the reserve
corps to bold themselves in readiness, which is
considered of great importance. This measure has
not been resorted to since the Crimean war.
Russia is committed to a bold line of conduct,
and is resolved to carry it out in spite of all oppo
,11, baa been announced by. the Emperor that
forty million roubles will be devoted to extraor
dinary war expenses. " '!'' v
Florence.' Deo. 8.' Parliament was opened on
Monday by Kiag Victor Emanuel. The King, in
bis speech from the throne, declared that with
Rome, as the capital, the edifice commenced by
Charles Albert was crownedand the freedom of
Italy completed it; it was now the task of the
Chambers to make her great and bappy. 1 44 While
we are thus bappy," be continued, two nations,
the glorious representations of civilization, are en
gaged in a horrible struggle. We will persist in
our efforts to induce them to end the conflict, and
prove that United Italy is an element of order and
peace in Europe."
In reference to the Pope, he said it was the duty
of the nation to secure to the Supreme Pontiff the
free exercise of his religious offices, and the main
tenance of bis relation with the Catholic world.
Improvements in the administration of the Gov
ernment, and the development of the military and
educational system were promised.
Berlin, Dec. 8. The King of Saxony haa signi
fied his -acceptance of the proposal -made by the
King of Bavaria, regarding the title of 44 Emperor
The North German Parliament ;bas" approved of
the Federal treaty with Bavaria. AU amendments
rejected. -i ""
The President announced yesterday to the North
'German Parliament that a note was received from
Bismarck that King William bad accepted ihe title
of Emperor of Germany. -
Protocols and treaties with Baden, Hesse, Wur
temburg and Bavaria had been sanctioned.
Tocrs, Dec. 9. The Official Journal announces
that Ihe Government has removed to Bordeaux. ,
Gen. Chaussy reports that he fought yesterday
against the army of Prince Frederick Charles, and
repulsed them along the whole line. , . , w..
Private letters received in London from Ver
sailles say the German losses before Paris and on
the Loire since the 28th nit. are immense. Corres
pondents are forbidden to communicate the truth.
A republication of official returns show the losses
to be over 12,000, with many returns lacking. ,
Lovdov; Dec 9v A dispatch from Gambetta
asks the Courier to announce that he Lad asked for
armistice to enable the National Assembly to be
elected, and requests that Favre be permitted to
leave Paris to consult with his colleagues, and to
conduct negotiations. He admits that be has lost
all hope of prosecuting the struggle successfully,
and bas no expectation of being able to defend
London. Dec 9. Le Cdoyen, of this city, in an
editorial to-day, says that further resistance on the
part of the French will end in anarchy or the per
manent occupation of the country by the conquer
ed. The intervention of nentrals would be worse
than either anarchy or foreign occupation. The
guilt of further resistance would not be on the men
nf the 4th of September, but upon the counsellors
of tbe Empire who prevented the Empress presid
ing, must now meet ana mane peace wiui vue con
querer. - '. . 1 ' .
Vienna, Dec. 8. Tbe Porte has called for imme
diate returns of further regulars that each district
can furriiftb. He has aNo summoned the reserves,
and called upon the Naval Council to increase tbe
strength of the fleet
. Berlin, Deo. 9. There was an anti-war riot of a
very serious character yesterday which was caused
by the resistance of an order drafting men for tbe
landwebr, and the police were unable to quell the
riot. The military were called out and suppressed
the disorder, after nsing great severity. If the
order. of. drafting married men. is Carried 'out,-it
will give an additional force of twenty five thou
sand to the array, and is of great importance at
this time for th prolongation of the war, while
"every day France increases in strength.
Veksaiu.es. Dec.' 10.-rTbe'French are assuming
the offensive in strong force. They -were repulaed
at nightfall, alter a day's artillery tight. The Prus
sian loss was slight; but French prUonvrs were
taken. ,. - t
Tbe French at Ham captured a detachment of
Germans with artillery. ,
Lille. Dec. 10. General De llenconrt arrived
in a balloon, from Pari. He says In the fighting
on the 30 lu and 2d the French were victorious.
The Prussian losses were 15.000 prisoners and six
guns. He states that Paris suffers no privations
on account ot food. Tho object of this journey is
to insure a concert of movement by all tbe French
armies. Ham aud St. Quentin are occupied by tbe
New York. Dec. 13. Smalley tellegraphs to tbe
Tribune from London, that a despatcn from Gam
betta, on Friday, says that encouraged by the con
tinued resistance of tbe Army of the Loire, he baa
resolved to postpone tbe request for an armistice
and remain with the army. A despatch from a
special correspondent at Tours, Friday, says that
war a I'outrance is more firmly resolved on than
ever. Creniieux and Fournicbon were to go to
Bordeaux that evening.
: Minister Bancroft writes to Fish that the aecom
pliHbment of German unity is so vpeedy as to lur
prie even King William himself. Prior to the war
tbe King only lived in the hope that such an event
would some day be accomplished, but Bancroft
Bays tbe King never expected to see it accomplished
in his time. ...
London. Dee. 10. Special to the Wori. Bis
marck declares that he will not treat with the
Tours Government on any consideration, because
it bas connived at bad laitb, aud Us officers Lava
broken their paroles.
Tbe Paris Government has just refuacd a sum
mons to surrender, saying that tbey will fight -to
London, Dec. 10. The Times has received a tele
graph from Berlin which saya King William will
return to Berlin after tbe capitulation of Paris,
even if the war is continued beyond that time.
The German terms of peace are likely to be
much more oppressive the longer the French hold
out. .x .. .,..
A newspaper correspondent at Berlin telegraphs
that Bismarck reiterates his denial that be opposes
the bombardment of Paris. It Is reported a Coun
cil: of Warjat Versailles baa decided, to bombard
London, Dec' 19. Gladstone's noto. announcing
that the British Government bas taken, carp to
make the provision of the Pope, to support his dig
nity aod personal freedom, and.iadyepeudynce in
his spiritual functions, excites surprise aud criti
cism.' ,Tb Government, by such. a. declaration,
made at this moment, intend the double purpose of
influencing tbe great Cathelio meeting att. James
Hall and conciliating feeling in Ireland, where ru
mors of an impending difficulty with America
already cause alarm. . . . i
Florence, Dec 10. World cable Tho revo
lutionary. narty at Rome attempted ah ametdsion
f tbe Oth. threatening to sack St. Peters and altatk
tbe Yaticaa. jibe disturbance reached formidable
proportions before it was quelled by the gendarmes
aided by military, i ; ; j . u '
At tbe King's headquarters, at Versailles, it is
now Bald that tbe occupation of France will con
tinue for two years after peace is concluded. f i
!, London, Dec 12 Tbe German .batteries com
mand every point of Paris. Notre Dame presents
as fair a target as did Strasbourg Cathedral. Tbe
opening of tbe bombardment is fixed for Decem
A correspondent with tbe' Array of tbe Loire on
tbe 10th says Frederick Charles was repulsed with
severe loss during the last three days.
. London,' Deo. 12 Tbe Mornina Pest tells tbe
exact truth about tbe reported proposal of an arm
ifltice i Gambetta suggested to Lord Lyons, with a
view to a speedy meeting and tbe efficiency of the
coming Congress on tbe Eastern question, that an
armistice be pressed by the Neutral Powers in or
der to allow the election for a Constituent Assem
bly and give increased weight to tbe presence of
French Plenipotentiary In said Congrevs ; no over
ture bas been made to Bismarck, nor bas tbe sug
gestion had any result.
-A rreat meeting calling on the Government to
recognize tbe French Republic, will be held In
Trafalgar Square. , . ' .'..:
London, Dec 12 Tbe Eastern Question Is again
agitated. Tbe Russian Minister at Constantinople
is asking further annulments of tho Paris treaty.
England js taking precautionary means to guard
- 1 A telegram from Brussels says the Germans will
Immediately occupy Luxembourg as a military
necessity. . , ', . ' . "i
A Pali Mall. Gazelle correspondent credits the
statement that tbe King of Belgium in November
assigned Luxembourg to Prussia for cash. '
Luxemuouro, Dec 13 The Patriotic Committee
to-day voted a protest against the Prussian charge
of violation of neutrality and denying any popular
desire for change of allegiance.
Vienna, Dec 13 All tbe press denounce Prus
sia's course towards Luxembourg as arrogant.
The Press Implores tbe guaranteeing powers to
rise and repress tbe insolence which maker all
treaties valueless. .
Washington,' Dec 13. In the 'House, to-day.
Butler presented the petition of 2,000 citizens of
Gloucester, Mass., complaining of the unfriendly
acts of the Canadian authorities toward tho Ameri
can fishermen, and asking retaliatory measures by
Congressln the way of non-Intercourse, prohibito
ry trade.'and demanding indemnity for the losses
of the American fishermen. Referred. , ,
Tho Very Latest.
St. Petkrkdubg, Dec. 12 Addresses continue to
be received congratulating the Czar upon bis
action in regard to tbe Treaty ef 1850. The winter
has commenced in earnest. :Tbe river at Cpnstadt
is frozen over, and it is impossible for ships of war
to leave the harbor this year for the Black Sea.
Subscriptions for tbe construction of tbe Black
Sea Meet are prohibited.
Russia remains firm in her determination to re
gard the Treaty of Paris as abrogated.
London. Dec. 13 Tbe French are retreatiog
before Prince Frederick Charles from Beaugcncy.
Berlin. Dec 13 Tbe Queen bas received the
following dispatch from King William :
. German Headquarters, Tuesday, Dee. 13th.
After four days' fighting around Beanrency, the
French retired to Blois and Tours, Their loss was
very severe. Many deserters come into mir lines
here and at Rouen. - Wiluah.
London, Dec. 133 r. a Phalsboiirg, a strong
bold at the foot ot ihe Vosges Mountains, the siege
of which was commenced soon after the battle of
Woertb was fought, has surrendered uncondition
ally. Tbe Prussian troops marched into the place
to-day. . ; .
London, Dec. 13. A correspondent at Versailles
make tbe following statement ; In a conversation
on the political situation, Bismarck said that strong
efforts were making for the restoration of the
Emperor Napoleon, and that Congress on the
Eastern question would not be held without a
French plenipotentiary ; that France bad no
authority to appoint one joat now, and that 'bo
would not recognize the authority p men of tho
pavement to sit among their betters.
King William Is exceedingly anxious to return
borne and Von Moltke laments the intense suffering
of the German troops on account of the cold.
It is reported that General Von Fabric, tbe
Saxoa Minister of War, bas been appointed Governor-General
of northern France, by tbe King of
Prussia. . T '
Charlsrctie, Dec 13 Tbe Baden Chambers
opened to-day, with an address by the Grand
Duke, who said be hoped tb. with new reforms.
Germany might obtain tbe embodiment of national
unity, now symbolized r tne aignity conferred on
tbe King of Prussia.
The sanction, of the Chambers wss asked for
provisional laws and financial measures, rendered
-a mi a ( a .
necessary by we war. me speecn soncmaes who
tbe hope that further burdens may be avoided by
the early conclusion , of the war and a durable
Tnx Ocean Cable. Tbe two Atlantic cables
belonging to the American and British Co., aro
silent and it is doubtful when tbe break can be
repaired wherefore the French cable put up the
rates to a dollar and a half a word.
A World special from London, Doccmber 9th,
says a report is current that John Bright is to bo
sent as special Envoy to Washington to negotiate
a settlement of tho Alabama claims and the fish
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