From Uu Bmttm Tranter^*.
> " European Lire and Manvera."?Mr. Colmaii
ha* expressed an opinion, thai the tendency of his !
book would beeelutary- We have no doubt of it. |
\ It will be salutary in various ways. It will teach
us to love our country better; and to thank God
more heartily, that our lines are cast precisely as
\ they are. We have no such riches as England con
boost; but we have no such ghastly poverty.
Its tendency will be salutary, in reminding us |
that, from the very nature of our institutions, we
are, and ever must be, a middling interest people?
and that, upon a rich man's death, the trip-hammer
of the law comes down, with irresistible precunoii
and power, upon the integral mass of his estate,
separating it into as many portions as there are le'
( gal recipients?unless, to be sure, the man of wealth
has chosen to render himself ridiculous, by leaving
an ami-republican will.
in full contemplation of the amusing airs which
some of our fellow-citizens of these United States
take upon themselves, when they have gathered a
; few hundred thousand dollars together, one is rather
disposed to wonder, that the respective governors,
instead of appointing an annual day of humiliation,
do not perceive the propriety of giving us a month
? > Mr. Column's book will exert a salutary influ.
ence in humbling this pride of wealth. Aristocracy
is a comparative suite, of course. The shanty of a
poor fisherman was destroyed by his neighbors bev
cause he set up for aristocracy, and put up a barrel
I for a chimney, while they had immemorially sufV
fered the smoke to escape through a hole in the roof.
I After reading Lhese volumes, the reader, who has
I doubtless occasionally heard of our " merchant
princes," will be satisfied that the distance between
the Irish aristocrat, to whom we have referred, and
these "merchant princes," is, after all, not much
more remarkable than the difference between these
j "merchant princes" and the nobility and wealthier
gentry of Great Britain. In illustraUon of this statement
we present the following evidence from Mr..
Col man's letters.
The annual income of the Duke of Devonshire,
the proprietor of Chatsworth, is said to be .?200,000,
or one million of dollars. This is said to be the most
snlendid nobleman's seat in the kinedom. His
arboretum, covering many acres, contains one or
more specimens of every tree that can bo acclimated
; the kitchen garden covers twelve avres ; a conservatory
387 feet long, 117 wide, 67 high, with a
carriage way. This conservatory is covered with
7,600 square feet of glass, and warmed with hot
water, passing through an extent of seven miles.
The fountain at Chatsworth throws the water to
the height of 276 feet. Here the Duke owns 3,500
acres, and 96,000 in Derbyshire. For a minute description
of these sumptuous residences, and a full
account of their interior arrangements, style of liv>ing,
&c., the reader is referred to the letters of Mr.
On page 108, vol. 1, Mr. Colman gives an ac,
count of several noblemen whose annual income
varied from ^100,000 to ^?150,000, that is, from
$500,000 to $750,000.
' After alluding to a court ball, at which one lady
wore <?60,000, or $300,000 worth of diamonds, Mr.
C. remarks, "The Duchess of Roxburgh, whom I
do not know, appeared most Bplendidly ; and well
* she might, as the annual income of the Duke is
stated to be <?300,000."
v Upon this point these statements may suffice.?
There are very, very few of our wealthiest men,
whose entire estate is equal to the income of this
i nobleman, for a single year.
In the eyes of these noblemen, our "merchant
Sirinces" must appear to be a set of beggarly felows.
The comparative estimate of wealth is well
exhibited, in the remark of John Jacob Astor, of
New York; who is reported to have said, that
riches were not essential to happiness, and that he,
who had only $500,000, was as well off, as if die
were a rich man.
Mr. Colman's account of the poverty and misery
of Ireland are not surprising. Too many years
we have heard this story from every traveller who
, has visited that unhappy country. His statements
of the squalid poverty and intolerable 61th of Edinburgh
and Dundee?bonnie Dundee?are rather
v In connection with the poverty of Ireland, Mr.
Colman presents an "extract from the probates of
fortunes left by Irish bishops, laid before the House
of Commons, 183*2," meaning bishops of the Protestant
Episcopal Church whose sees were in Ireland.
Tne aggregate wealth of eleven deceased
bishops amounted to one million eight hundred and
) seventy-five thousand pounds sterling, or nine millions
three hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars.
The wealthiest of these descendants of poor
St. Peter was Agar, bishop of Cashel, whose estate
is set down at *400,000, or $2,000,000.
Mr. Colman'swork is full of interesting matter,
from beginning to end, of which the specimens we
have given are far from being the most remarkable.
> ' SIGMA.
" What's in a Name f" Peebles not long since
rushed into the office of Squire Rivers, and hastily
directed a deed of real estate to be draAed.
"To whom is the estate to be conveyed t" inquired
"To George Bitters," replied Peebles.
"Bitters, Bitters?a singular name; are you sure
you have it right? isn't it Butters, or Betta?"
"No! it is Bitters and nothing else."
And Peebles vanished like a sky-rocket.
The deed was duly drawn up, and running
throughout appeared the "said George Bitters,"
die., with all the legal repetition usual in such cases.
Next day the purchaser called for his deed.
"What's all this?" exclaimed he, on casting
his eyes over the instrument; "George Bitters! who
is he ??
" Your name, sir, 1 imagine," responded the
"My name, no such thing, sir; my name is not
'Bitters,' it is Slougklon; George Stoughton."
On being informed of the mistake, Peebles very
quietly remarked, that if "Stoughton" and "Bitters"
were not synonymous words, he didn't understand
ihe English language.?Ex. paper
ROYAL ARSENAL, WOOLWICH.
Experiments were carried on yesterday and today
at the butt in the Royal Arsenal, to teat the
merits 01 H mussel onu uunniicu uj me m-.ici.i uummittee
by Or. Mineainger, an American by birth
but of Dutch origin. The ball ia ca?t with a fourgrooved
tail attached to it, in length about threeFourtha
the diameter of the aphencal portion, the
tail resembling the first screw propellers introduced
with 4 leaves, but with a slight obliquity, instead of
, the Archimedean screw form. Mr. Mineainger
> fired his ball, 23 to the lb., from a long-barrelled
gun, 5 feet 7 inches long, and Colonel Dundas,
C. B., from a common musket, the liarrel of which
was 3 feet 3 inches long, both guns having percussion
locks. The firing commenced at 100 yards, but,
after a few rounds by each, the distance was extended
to 200 yards, when excellent practice was
msde, the target being struck every time, with two
or three exceptions. The appendage to the ball
gives it similar advantages to a ball projected from
, rifles, and considerably increases the range; and
should it, on further trial, be approved, every common
musket, by its adoption, would possess the
projective power and excellent direction at present
only obtained with any degree of certainty by
Smoved rifles. It is intended to have a number of
2-pounder solid shot and shells cast on the same
principle, for trial in the marshes.
Masch 22.?The experiments have been continued,
the range being extended to 300 yards.
Previous to concluding the firing at 200 yards' range,
Colonel Dundas made a number of excellent shots,
striking the target evi ry lime, with Italia of the
sugir-loaf pattern, submitted by Mr. Lancaster,
|r. These halls were fired from a beautiful rifle of
French pattern; and, by a very simple appliance,
are made fit quite tight in the rifle without wadding.
A small groove, is cut round the sugar-loaf shaped
ball near the base, and two or three worsted threads
tied round and raised beyond the diameter of the
, base to the extent required. The long-liarrelled
gun used by Mr. Mineainger contains a space for s
chamlier at the breech end of the barrel, and he
loads his chamliers before he commences firing,
and fires five rounds before he ngain charges the
five chamber* he came* in his pocket. The gun,
consequently, requires no ntmrnd?s small piece ol
wood and a stone from the ground being sufficient
fnr drivirur home the powder and balls in ths cham
bor, which ia only three inches in length. Rach
chamber has a projecting nipple on which the percussion
cap is placed, and ia held securely to the
stock by a sliding hinge, and is capable of firing 9(1
rounds per minute.
North Carolina.?The election takes place in
August. In the Third district, Ramnger not s
candidate; convention to nominate a candidate. In
the Righth district, Donnel, Whig, declines a reelection.
James W. Rryan, Whig, of Craven, and
Mr. Lane, Democrat, are the candidates. In thr
First district, fio opposition to Clingman, Whig
In the Second district, Caldwell, Whig, has nr
opposition. Ninth, Outlaw, Whig, no opposition
F ourth, Sheppard, Wing, ho opposition. Seventh
Ash, Democrat, no opposition. In the Fifth Con
greasional district the Whigs have nominated Henry
R Nash, and th^ Democrats Abraham W Von
able, for Congress. In the Sixth district, two Deov
orrata, J. R. J. Daniel and Major Clarke are run
(ttorrMponbmtt of % Republic.
Baltimose, June 14, 5 p. m.
I wai shown U)-day a bag of "grain geld,"
brought from California by the U. 8. ship Lexington,
recently arrived at New York, for Messrs. Wilaon,
Kelly A Co., Exchange Place in thin city. The
bag conlaina 6*2 J ouncea, and ta worth about f 1:200.
It ia part pay on account of a shipment made by
the above gentlemen in the early stages of the California
excitement. The specimens are very fine,
and afford substantial evidence that the gold of
California is no common fancy of the imagination,
I further learn that about one hundred thousand
dollars' worth of the gold brought by the Lexington
ia on Baltimore account. The owners purpose
sending it to the Mint to be coined.
Speaking of gold also reminds me that one of the
proprietors of the White Hall gold mines in Virginia
told me, last evening, that he had just drawn
|15Uu, as his dividend, on the gold produced in
that mine during the past three months?thus yielding
at the rate of sixty per cent, per annum on the
capital slock invested.
There is no special change in our market Sales
2,000 bbls. Howard street flour, at $4.62]. Red
wheat, 107 a 109 cts.; white corn, 54 cts.; yellow,
57 a 59 cts. The steamer's news will be likely to
cause an advance.
Stocks are firm and tending upwards. Bait. ;6's,
105]; Ohio railroad Chares, 43 a 43]. U. S. 6's,
114J bid. Treasuries do., 114| bid.
LATEST FROM THE BRAZOS.
DREADFUL TORNADO MORE OF THE INDIANS.
The New Orleans papers have advices from the
Brazos, to the 3d instant. We extract from the
Picayune the annexed account of a dreadful storm
which occurred at the Brazos on the 28th ult., and
some further particulars concerning the depredations
of the Indians on the Rio Ghrande.
A correspondent of the American Flag, after noticing
the commencement of the storm, adds:
a of course my first endeavor was to get
on my clothes, but the crashing of the roof of the
Greenwood [an old boat on the island, used as an
hotel,] admonished me that there was no time to be
lost, consequently I sprung out into the main cabin
and called on every body to follow me, which they
did, and narrowly escaped by doing so; for whilst
1 nHtisinff Hnurn flip ulmra fhp rnnf trna hlnu/n nwr
our heads and dropped some hundred yards distant
from the beach, in innumerable fragments.
The steamer Herrera is a wreck. She may be
repaired, but I do not think it will be attempted.
The steamer Monmouth, was driven ashore on
the bar, but has been gotten off; the damage supposed
to be but slight.
The schooner Eveline Ross went ashore, but has
been gotten off.
The schooner Sovereign ashore.
The Mexican schooner belonging to Mr. Lopez
is now ashore on the north breaker; the crew have
just been taken off, and it is said that the captain
and one man are lost.
Both the ten-pin alleys are now level with the
ground, and numerous other buildings were blown
down, or sustained more or less injury.
The wind came from the W. N. W., and veered
to the N. N. W. It is now blowing from the east,
but with but little comparative violence.
The editor of the Flag adds:
We also learn that the well-built and strongly
fastened fence surrounding the depot, and also the
quartermaster's stable, newly and well-built, were
levelled with the ground. The water rose some
eighteen inches over the island, under the influence
of the easterly wind, and had the violent wind been
from this quarter, a vestige would not have remained
to show that the island had ever been
inhabited, and probably not a life saved.
Some two or three slightly built wooden houses
were blown down at Point Isabel. During the
gale Mr. J. H. Levi was severely injured.
We understand that at the mouth of the nver
little or no injury was done.
Since writing the above, we learn, with deep
regret, that Mr. Levi has died from the effects of
the injuries received.
The Imdiaki.?In the paper of the 24th ult., we
find the following feeling and truly melancholy
details of Indian ravages :
The accounts that reach us state that the Indians
have swept, tempest-like, towards their own homes.
They bear with them many captives, and thousands
of horses and mules, laden with plunder. They
have left a broad track of desolation; what were
once populous villages are now deserted, or are the
seats of mourning.
This army when last heard from was moving
along without opposition, gathering prisoners and
taking off property. By the arrival of steamboats
from towns above, we learn that families were seen
along the whole line of the nver, hurrying across
to the Mexican side for protection. The river being
once crossed they are safe. Their ranchos may
be burned, their crops destroyed, their property
pillaged, their valuable stock driven off, but their
wives, themselves, and their children are safe from
these terrible savages. The accounts that have
reached us of their treatment of woman and children
The Flag adds:
Human life has been sacrificed. The progress
of affairs in this valley, and its prosperity and advancement
have been retarded. Confidence in the
capacity of our Government to protect its citizens
is entirely lost, and cannot be restored until sufficient
protection is made evident. We feel great
confidence that as soon as advices are received at
Washington our position will receive attention.
The late Administration certainly arranged matters
so as to strictly keep that |>art of the treaty which
binds us to keep the Indians within our own Territory.
Last year, and perhaps the year before, these
marauders carried their invasions even to the neighborhood
of San Luis Poiosi, therefore our Government
were advised that ths clause in the treaty
guaranteeing protection against Indians?or at least
to restrain them within our borders, meant something?and
whilst that very treaty was negotiating,
a treaty for the due execution of which an increased
army was no evidently absolutely>ieccsaary, the
President declared that it wa* large enough?and
it waa distributed in auch a manner a? to be wholly
inadequate to the accomplishment of any useful
We repent that the officers of the army afford all
the protection in their power to the people. But
what can be done when there are scarce men
enough to man the garrison from which they are
to be se.nt ?
The Flag of the 2d instant has the following,
relative to the late party who left Brownsville in pursuit
of a marauding gang of savages:
The party of men which left thin place in pursuit
1 of the Indians have just returned. We learn from
Capt. B. Willsey, for the recovery of whose fam*
| ily, it will lie recollected, the party was organized,
1 that the Indians have made good their retreat with
most of their captives and plunder. This party has
licen absent over twentv days, having followed the
Indians to Laredo. About twentyffive miles front
Laredo they came suddenly upon a small party of
savages and retook a number of mules and horses.
Capt. W. informs us that the Indians have extended
their depredations far above Laredo, and
, had driven off thousands of horses and mules.
'Cl. - L1!... ~r ik, 0#1 initani a Ian has the follow
: ing intelligence from the Upper Rio Grande, brought
by Mr. Simon L. Jones t
The cholera ia raging with violence in the vp1
cinity of [.aredo and in the State of Coahuila. The
inhabitant* of Monclova and the neighboring town*
' I are aaid to be dying at the rate of twenty ant! thirty
1 daily. Mr. Jones think* that the remedy there
, used ia more fatal than the diaeaae. Peraon* when
i seized with thia malady are at once taken to the
i river and there made to undergo frequent Itathing in
i the cold atream, which, in nine caaea out of ten,
I | It will be gratifying to many of our reader* to
learn that there ia atrong reaaon to auppoae that
Harry l?ve, the well known and daring express
rider, ia not dead, aa atated by rumor a abort time
ainee. We are informed that in Monclova, where
, he was aaid to have l?een ?urdered, nothing waa
- heard of any auch occurrence.
The Indiana are aaid to be atill on the river for
hundredfeof miles, and in unuaually large number*.
The day before Mr. Jones leA Roma, a man waa
- j chased almost into the very town by a party of
BY MAGNETIC TELEGRAPH
By express from Halifax to St. John's, J\T.
B.j and by Magnetic Telegraph from St.
ARRIVAL OF THE CAMBRIA.
One week later from Europe.
The Cunard steamer Cambria, Capt. Leitch, has
arrived at Halifax, with Liverpool dates to the 2d
installl. The express with her news arrived at St.
John's, N. B., this morning; our correspondent at
' the lntn*r eitv has transmitted to us bv teleirranh
the annexed summary of European intelligence.
The Cambria brings sixty-nine passengers, but no
specie. She will arrive at New York on Friday
London, June 1st, 1849-?We have the gratifying
intelligence that business has somewhat improved in
its general features since the sailing of the Europa.
The London money market continues easy.
Consols are quoted from 90J to 91}; 91* being
the highest quotation on account. Bank Stock
closed at 193} to 195. American securities continue
in good demand with an improved tendency.
Government Stocks are quoted at 110}.
Liverpool, June 3d.?The Flour market is dull,
and prices have slightly given way. Western
brands are heavy at from 22s. 9d. to 23s. Ohio,
fine, 23s. 6d. to 24s. 6d. Indian Corn has inproved,
and sells freely at from 33s. to 35b. for white, and
35s. 6d. to 37s. 6d. for yellow. Corn Meal is
quoted at 16 to 16s. 6d. per bbl.
Liverpool, June 2.?Cotton.?Fair Upland
4 jd., fair Orleans, 4jd. The Havre Cotton market
is still without any change in prices.
A large business has been done in Lard at full
prices generally. In some instances an advance of
OH. has taken place. Bacon nas been m ratner better
request, and choice lots have brought 41s.
Western extra quality 40 shillings per cwt. Hams
are nearly unsaleable, and Shoulders havegiven way
to the extent of 13s. per cwt.
But little business has been done in Cheese. Inferior
parcels have brought 30s. per cwt.
Beef is dull with but few transactions. Prime
mess Pork, of ordinary descriptions, has been in
fair demand at a reduction of from two to three
shillings per barrel.
But a limited business has been done in Naval
Stores, and prices unchanged.
The Iron market is dull and somewhat in favor
An advance has taken place in rice, and sales of
600 tierces Carolina have been made at from 17 to
18s. per cwt.
New Yore, June 14.
Business is almost suspended, in consequence of
the steamer's arrival having been announced.
Sales of 3,000 bbls. Flour at yesterday's prices.
Corn unchanged?sales of 15,000 bushels.
Nothing done in Cotton.
THE FLOOD AT NEW ORLEANS.
New Orleans, June 12tA, 1849.
The water is falling, and there is a probability
that the crevasses will be closed in a few days
MR. POLK'S ILLNESS.
Accounts from Nashville say that bx-fresident
Polk is dangerously ill, and but little hopes are entertained
of his recovery. His disease is of a bilious
Richmond, June 14, 1849.
Donnovan's extensive and much admired Panorama
of the Battles of Mexico, took fire last night,
and was totally consumed. It was on exhibition
in the Odd-Fellow's Hall, which, fortunately, was
but slightly injured. There was an insurance of
only |5,000 on the Painting.
Detention or Cars.?The train of cars from
Baltimore to this city, due last evening at 7j
o'clock, did not arrive until 10 p. m. Their detention,
we learn, was caused by the running off the
track of the burden train from Washington to Baltimore,
destroying the engine and several of the
cars, and injuring the road for some distance, so
that the passenger* had to change cars to reach
The National Theatre.?A number of our enterprising
citizens feeling the want of a good Theatre
for the projier presentation of the Drama for the
amiiHrmeni ana ^rauncnimn 01 mijiiurTirn ana niltors
to the Metropolis, have^taken the matter in
hand, and arrangements are in active progress for
the rebuilding of the National Theatre, adjoining
the Union office, which waa destroyed by fire in
1845, so as to have it ready for dramatic performances
by the ensuing winter. 8everal meetings
have lieen held on the subject, reports on the probable
cost made, and committees appointed to procure
subscribers for the stock, which will be issued in
$100 shares?the stockholders to have no further
privileges than the receipt of the dividends upon
the stock. A survey and valuation of the walls and
ground upon which the old building stands, were
made on Wednesday by Messrs. John C. Harkness
and George H. Plant, who were selected as
appraisers by the committee and B. 0. Tayloe, esq.,
the owner of the property, and the value thereof set
down at $8,500. We trust the undertaking may be
carried to a successful termination.
Centre Mareet.?This market was abundantly
supplied with fruit, vegetables, Ax-.., of every variety,
on yesterday morning, though no great demand
exists for such articles in our city during the present
season. We noticed several lots of new potatoes,
which were selling at the very moderate
price of $6 per bushel; while those of last year's
growth were not to be found at any prire. I'eaa
brought readily 50 centa per buahel, and atrawberriea
from 12 to 16 centa a quart.
Picnic*.?Our young folk* think tbia ought to
be the aeaaon for theae pleaaant partiea, and are determined
to enjoy, notwithstanding the coldneaa
and unpleaaant atate of the weather for the paat few
daya, a picnic any how. Two of them came off,
we learn, on Wedneaday exening?one at the farfamed
Arlington apring, by the children attached to
j one of our Sunday achool*, and the other at Faxier1*
i garden, in the northern portion of th# Firat ward,
a beautiful place, where a large number of ladie*
and gentlemen picnicked during the afternoon, and
at night enjoyed themaelve* in the dance, in a building
erected by the proprietor for auch purpoaea.
NtraoMAMCY.?Herr Alexander, jr., will commence
a aeriea of hi* wonderful performance* thi*
rrming at Odd Fellow*' Hall. We refer our readera
to hia ad vert semen t in another column.
Ei. TtLKoaaro.?A new daily paper in the Spaniah
language i* to be publiahed in NewOrleana, under
the pmprietorahip of Meaara. J. R. Carreraa
and J. A. Go doy.
THE NAVAL POWER OF ENGLAND.
The following ia a complete summary of her
Majesty's navy, with lists of all the mercantile maritime
companies employed by the Government to
carry mails, and their number of vessels, their
horse-power, tonnage, and number of men, taken
on the 13th of February, 1849:
No. Guns. Men. Tons. Horse
Sailing ships - 161 3661 31/249 147,066
Steam do - 93 391 7,756 58,855 '20,840
Totals - '254 4052 39,006 '206,921 '20,840
There are also, in the revenue service, 66 sailing
vessels, 132 guns, 118C men, and 4905 tons; and
one steam-ship, the Vulcan, 2 guns, 37 men, 325
tons, and 150 horse power?making a total of 67
ships, 134 men, 5230 tons, and 150 horse power;
in addition, the coastguard consists of 4200?making
the number of the coast guard force nearly
5400, and would be a most available body for general
purposes, were they under the control of the Ad
miralty, instead of the customs.
Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company.?This
company has 33 steam-vessels, of
24,646 tons, 7955 norse power, and 1320 men; with
them the Admiralty have three contracts?1. For
carrying the mails monthly between England, Gibraltar,
Malta, and Alexandria. 2. To carry the
mails between the East Indies and China once a
month. 3. To convey the mails between England,
Vigo, Lisbon, Oporto, and Gibraltar?five or more
not less than 140 horse power.
Royal Mail Steam Packet Company.?This company
has 14 vessels, 16,069 tons, 5457 horse power,
and 1127 men; and two sailing vessels, 238 tons,
and 30 men. They contract with the government
to carry the mails between England, the West Indies,
and the Gulf of Mexico, twice a month, from
British North American Mail Company.?This
company possesses 10 ships, 13,875 tons, 5242
horse power, and 875 men; they contract to carry
the mails between Liverpool, Halifax, and Boston,
and Liverpool and New York.
City of Dublin Steam Packet Company Has 7
ships, of 3660 tons, 1672 horse power, and 150
men; conveys the mailtf between Liverpool and
General Steam Navigation Company.?To convey
the mails from London to Hamburgh and Rotterdam,
twice a week; they have 14 vessels, 7868
tons, 2638 horse power, and 314 men.
Mona hie Steam Packet Company.?Contracts
with the post office for conveying the mails between
Liverpool and the Isle of Man, twice a week; they
have four vessels, 1568 tons, 664 horse power, ana
Southwestern Steam Packet Company.?Has 5 vessels,
1239 tons, 636 horse power, and 103 men;
they contract with the Admiralty to convey mails
between Southampton and the Channel islands,
three times a week, employing three or more steamers
of not less than 80 horse power.
Pacific Steam Navigation Company.?Employs 4
vessels, 2384 tons, 740 horse power, and 184 men;
contracts to convey the mails to Panama, once a
Halifax and Newfoundland.?Mr. Whitney, of
St. John's, New Brunswick, contracts to convey
mails twice a month, from April to November, and
once during the four winter months, in one steam
vessel, of 100 horse power.
Summary of steam vessels.
Company. No. Men. Tons. Horse
Peninsular and Oriental - 23 1320 24,646 7955
Royal Mail - - - 14 1127 16,069 5457
British North America - 10 875 13,875 5242
General Steam - - 14 314 7,868 2638
City of Dublin - - 7 150 3,660 1672
Mona Isle - 4 45 1,568 664
Southwestern - - 5 103 1,239 636
Pacific - - - - 4 184 2,384 740
Halifax, &c. - - . - 1 30 489 260
Totals - - - 82 4148 71,798 25,264
In addition to the above, the following sailing
vessels are engaged in the contract mail-packet service:
Sailing Vessels?The Aberdeen and Leith Com- i
pany contract for conveying the mails, weekly, between
Aberdeen and Berwick, in a sailing vessel, '
of not less than 140 tons, from October to March
inclusive; the William Hogarth, 140 tons, ten men. .
Mr. Friend, ot Alexandria, contracts to convey
the mails, monthly, between Alexandria and Beyrout,
in a sailing vessel, from 120 to 150 tons: The
Mr. S. Cunard contracts to convey the mails
twice a month in summer, and once a month in
winter, in sailing vessels, (four or more,) not less
than 100 tons, terminable on six months' notice,
between Halifax and Bermuda: The Roseway,
Lady Ogle, Margaret, and Velocity, above 100 tons
each, with crews of 10 men.
Messrs. Toulmin,of Great St. Helen's, contract
to convey ihe mails between England and Sydney,
New South Wales, once a month from England,
and 12 annual departures from Sydney, in sailing
vessels of not less than 250 tons; no two vessels to
sail from Sydney at a greater interval than six
weeks 13 vessels, 313 men, 6524 tons.
Summary qf Mailing reiseft.
Company. Ships. Men. Tons.
Royal Mail - - - - i 30 23*
Aberdeen and Leith 1 10 140
Alexandria and Beyrout 1 10 150
Halifax and Bermuda 4 40 400
Sydney 13 313 6524
Totals 21 403 7462
Taking the steamers employed in the contract
packet service into account with the sailing vessels,
we find the grand total to be the following:
No. Men. Tons. Horse
I Steamers - *2 414* 61,70* 26,264!
Sailing vesaels 21 403 7,452
Totals - 103 4561 69,260 25,264
' At St. Peter's Church, on the 12th instant, by the
Re\ J Van Hokssigh. JNO. DUNBAR BRANDT,
of Charleston, 8.C., to Miss ROSANNAH E. COLE,
of this eitv.
. . . , .
Father Mathew In Washington.
THE first meeting of the- General Committer,
I I comprint) of C-oiiinitte-e-s and Delegation* from
the various Tonus-rair? Associations, took place at
the raidenre of Mr. George Savrge, on Monday I
evening, llth instant, when it was organised bv '
choosing Mr. Gsoaos Bavagk, Chairman, Mr. K. |
Grav Campbell, Rrrerding Sc-rretary, and Mr.
A. F. Ci'ssinoha m , Corresponding Secretary.
Th? Committee, after afroe conversation, dec ided
that it would Is- espedientand proper for the Committee
of Arrangement r*ul Reception to meet
Father Mallo w, on hia viait to this city, in a body,
at some point between this and Baltimore, and escort
hiin to the Depot, where a Procession will la- ,
formed to conduct him to the residence provided for
him the Procession to he formed of all these friendly
to the man and the cause of Total Ahst nence.
The details and necessary arrangements were
postponed to s future meeting af the Committee,
which, by motion, was decideel should talc? place on
nest monday evening, June IN, when it ii earnest- 1
ly desirevi that every Division, Trnt, and Society in
lie District may be fully represented, in order thai
the various sub-committees may be appotited, and
the benefit of the advice of all lerurra. To incet
at same place.
On motion, it was?
Remtlveti. That these pmceedinttrs be published in
the various papers of the city, signe-d by tie proper
officers. Baltimore Sun anel Clipper are re-quested
to ropy. GEORGE SAVAGE, /Vndmt
R. Grat Campbell, Rec Secretary.
AT THE ODD FELLOWS' HALL.
TWO NIGHTS ONLY. FRIDAY AND SATUR
DAY, JUNE 16th AND 1?th, 1*4*
ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON (hen- will he
jriven an afternoon performance, at 3 o'flock, for
trie convenience of families and achoola.
Tlic celebrated and unrivalled
MAGICIAN AND GREATEST NECROMANCER
Thai An* eper appeared *i'nce thr erratum of tw ?cot W.
HERR ALEXANDER, Jr.,
Who*e exhaustion* mince of Necromantic Wonder*
excite the natnni*hmcntnf all, will preaent the
first of hie popular mysterious
Displaying- the great
ACTS OF THE ANCIENT MAGII,
With a vaat variety of Feat* in Nature ant Magic;
new and splendid Transformation*.
D<*>r* open at 7 o'clock. Performance to com
mence at a] precisely.
Price* of adiniaaion: Par<|uette ticket*, AO cent*;
children'* tickets, 12} cent*. All other ticket*, 26
cent*. June 16?2t
I Notice to Owners of Land Warrants.
i Gbnkbal Land Office, June 12, 1849.
THE OWNERS of the Land Warrant* mentioned
in the letter below, and which are supposed
to tiave been burnt in the late fire at 8t. Lout*, are
requested to file proofs of their ownership with tike
Register of the Land Office at St- Louie, Mieeouri,
in order that they may be replaced by duplicate*
from the Pension Office at Washington city, and
the lands selected located according to the original
intention of the applicants. And it may be well, in
cases where the description of the tract intended to
be located has been also lost or destroyed by the fire,
to file a new description with the Register, in order
that the lands thus selected may be reserved from
sale until duplicate warrants can be obtained as
RICHARD M. YOUNG, Commissioner.
Land Office, St. Louis, (Mo.,) May 26, 1849.
Sib : The following are the numbers of twentythree
Military Bounty Land Warrants bromrht to
thin office for location between the 1st and 17th inHtant,
all of which were lout in the late fire, viz., No.
794, 63,177, 7,972 , 63,677 , 4,273, 11,938, 30,068,
3,190, 30,960, 16,588, 39,760,37,946,47,982,31,025,
42,576,42,574, 52,312,53,466, 62,872 , 55,482,4,024,
3,900, 40,302; all of which numbers are in pencil on
the towuship plats, but the names of the persons who
located them are not known. In addition to these,
several warrants, the numbers not known, which
were awaiting further action on the part of the
owners, were lost at the same time, as also some of
those returned by the General Land Office for correction.
The names and numbers of these are not
known to this office, as the letter which accompanied
them is also lost.
Very respectfully, your obedient servants,
THOMAS WATSON, Register.
RICHARD B. DALLAM , Receiver.
Hon. Richabd M. Young,
Commieeioner qf the General Land Office,
June 15?3t tVaehingUm, D. C.
OLD London Bridge?An historical novel, by
C. H. Rod well.
GRACE DUDLEY, OR ARNOLD AT SARATOGA,
by Chus. J. Peterson.
OLD JUDGE, OR LIFE IN A COLONY, by the
Author of Sam Slick.
MRS. ELLIS' HOUSEKEEPING MADE EASY.
CHOLERA, its Nature, Symptoms, and Treatment,
compiled from the pagesof the ''London Lancet."
This day received; for sale at
TAYLOR & MAURY'S
Bookstore, near 9th street.
CONTINUES to offer his services as Professor
and Translator of the FRENCH, SPANISH,
ITALIAN and LATIN languages. Rough pronun
ciation soon improved, ana baa pronunciation certainly
corrected, under his instruction.
Lessons are given in schools and private families
on very moderate terms; and ladies who sing Italian,
French or Spanish songs, should send soon for him
if desiring Ins services.
Residence, Mr. Fugitt's, Indiana avenue, near
City Hall. June 15?-ly
Brandies, Whiskies, Choice Wines, etc., at
private sale.?We have on hand, and constantly
keep, a choice and superior collection of
Brandies, Whiskies, Wines, &c., among which we
6 i rusks superior Brandy, with custom-house certificates
40 barrels superior copper distilled Monong&hela
4 ? casks Otard, Dupey & Co., Brandy
Together with a choice collection of superior
Wines from the celebrated house of Jacob Snider,
jr., of Philadelphia; amongst which will be found?
Amontillado Sherry, Bermudrz and Pozzio Pale
Haytar Xerxes' superior Pale Sherry
Delicate West India Madeira
Phelps' superior old nutty Madeira
Extra superior old delicate Sercial Madeira, vintage
Superior Hock, Moselle Clarets, of favored brands
Champage, of extra quality.
Also 15 demijohns of very superior Brandy, warranted
pure; put up expressly for family use, as a
preventive for cholera.
The attention of gentlemen desiring superior
Wines and Liquors, is respectfully invited.
EDW. C. & G. F. DYER,
Auction and Commission Merchants.
To the Public.
C WOOD WARD respectfully invites the atteu
tion of his old customers and the public generally,
to his large and well selected stock of Hardware,
Fancy Goods, icc. I have just received a
splendid assortment of Bathing Tubs, Ac., as follows
: Hip Baths, Zinc and Tin, Boston Baths,
Largv Bathing Tubs with heaters. Hand Shower
Ruth*. a Jet Hhower nams, lie., SC.
1 have also just received a lot of very fine Refrigerators,
Ice Cream Freezers, Water Coolers. Clocks,
Buckets, Bird Cages, Britannia Water Pitchers,
Basket Carriages and Chairs, Rocking Horses and
Propellers, Iron and Brick Furnaces of all kinds
and sizes, and a great variety of House Furnishing
Articles, Safes, and every other article usually
found in the Hardware Line.
And in case you should forget, 1 will just say that
I ltave a few more Stoves and Grates of the same
sort left, and shall continue to keep them on liand
Thankful for past patronage, I shall be happy to
wait upon and show my gooas to any one who will
favor me with a call. Having bought goods very
low, I am determined to sell as low or lower than
can be bought in the city elsewhere.
Pa. Av., between 10th and 11th street*.
A CARD.?A very neat Store, ready fitted up, for
rent. Apply to
Pa. Av., between 10th and 11th streets.
Notice to holderi of claim* again*t Mexico, provided
for by tht fifth arlicit qf the unratified convention of
November 20, 1843.
THE Board of Commissioners to adjust claims
against Mexico, appointed under act of Con
peas of 3d March, 184!), have adopted the following
order, to wit:
" It appearing to the Board that memorial in
several of the cases provided for in the fifth article
of the unratified convention of November 90, 1843,
between the government of the United States and of
Mexico, to wit, claims which were considered by
the commissioners under the treaty of 11th April,
1839, and referred to the umpire, and which were
not decided by him, have not been filed agreeably
to the orders heretofore established, and it being
represented that further time is necessary, therefore
" Ordered, That the time for filing such memorials
be extended to the fir$l Monday of November next;
and all memorials and arguments relating to said
claims are required to be filed on or before said
Office or said Commission,
Washington, June 7, 1849.
WM. CAREY JONES, Secretary.
Dry Goods ! Dry Goods '! Dry Goods !!!
Twelve thousand dollars worth
OF FANCY AND STAPLE DRY GOODS, at
unheard of low prices. ? I n or <lc i a, reduce our stork,
which Is very large and complete, we will commence
this day to run off our entire stock of goods
at greatly reduced prices for cash. In store may be
IfitK) yards new style French Bareges, from 19 to
2AD0 yards new style French I>?wns, from 10 to
| 2fi cents
Embroidered Muslin Dresses and Robes, beautiful
Rich rmangrable *nd figured Silk*, very rlimp
Rich black Grow He Rhine Silkx, nil width* and
Black Silk Lacea, Fringe* and Gimp*
Swi**. Bonk and Jaconet Moulin*, plain, plaid
Black Alpaca* and Bomhazine*. very rich finiah
Gingham* and Print*, extra cheap
Hoaiery and Glove*, all kind* and qualitie*
Fine Corded and Graa* Skirt*
4<?*) yard* Bleached Cotton Skirting and Sheeting*,
4 to 37 cent*
3000 yard* J, 4-4, and 6-4 Brown Cotton, 5 to 10
Damaak Linen Table Diaper and Cloth*, great
Scotch, Birdeye and Huckaback Diaper*
A large lot of Bonnet*, Rihnnda, Paraaol* and
Paraaolette*. with many other good* too ted ion* to j
| mention, which will hi- aold extremely cheap for
raah, or approved paper at abort <late*.
HYATT & FRAZIKR.
Penn. av., between Rth and 9th *t*.,
June 13?Stcoif Oppoaite Centre Market.
W HITE AND DRAB BRAVER, FINE MOLESKIN
BLACK HATS, and every variety of
1 have now on hand a large xtnek of fine Hat* and
Cap*, which I will *ell on accommodating term*.
Alao an aaaortmenl of Umbrella*.
F. M ATTINGLY. 7th ?treet,
June 13 3t above Odd Fellow*' Hall.
ODD FELLOWS' HALL.
! Tatum'a Great Painting* are now exhibiting
night and day. Open from 10 to 12 A. M , from 3^
to b, and from 71 to 10, P M.
Admittance 26 cent*. Children half price.
June 13?Stif C. J. KATHRRN8.
&rtD &|ork ^UlDtrtiacmrnta.
IMPORTANT & VALUABLE WORKS,
HSCCNTLV UMVIO BY
OHOH.UK P. PUTNAM,
15ft Broadway, New York.
Nineveh and its remains. With an account of a
visit to the Chaldean Christians of Kurdistan uud
the Yezidis, or Devil Worshippers, and an Inquiry
into the Manners and Arts of the Ancient Assyrians.
Hy Austen Henry Lavard, Esq., D. C. L. With an
Introductory Letter by Edward Robinson, D. D.,
author of "Biblical Researches in Palestine," Ike.,
Ac. '2 vols. 8vu. cloth. Numerous Illustrations.
"This is, we think, the moat remarkable work of
the present age."?London 'Vianet.
"We have read none for a long time more interesting
and instructive."?Quarterly Review.
"It is the most prominent contribution to the
study of antiquity that has appeared for many
years."? Chr. Inq.
THE MONASTERIES OF THE LEVANT.
Visits to the Monasteries in the Levant. By the
Hun. Robert Curzon, Jr. 1 vol. post 8vo. cloth, with
17 engravings. $ 1 60.
"A volume of more than ordinary interest, relating
a series of most curious and often amusing adventures.
* * The field occupied by the volume is
almost entirely new."?Com. Adv.
THE LYBIAN DESERT.
Adventures in the Lybian Desert and the Oasis of
Jupiter Amnion. By Bayle St. John. 12mo. cloth.
"It is a very graphic and amusing description of
the scenery anil antiquities, and of the people whom
he, saw."?Washington Union.
"A most entertaining- book."?N. Y. Recorder.
THE GENIUS OF ITALY.
The Genius of Italy. Being sketches of Italian
Life, Literature, and Religion. By the Rev. Robert
Turnbull, author of "Genius of Scotland," &c.
lshuo. cloth. With two Illustrations. $1 26.
"The general reader will find it a valuable aid to
assist him in his conceptions of the Genius of Italy,
as illustrated, particularly in distinguished Italians."?
"This is a volume that will be read at the present
time with deep interest. * * * Has a value far
higher and more permanent than books of travel
Or Journeyings to the Djebel Kumri. An autobiography
of Jonathan Homer. Edited by W. S.
Mayo, 1VL D. In a handsome 12mo. volume, with
two spirited illustrations. By Darley. Price $>1 50.
"The most singular and captivating narrative of
adventures since Robinson Crusoe. We should predict
a very strange as well as a very quaiut and
novel book from him, and we safely assure the public
that 'Kaloolah' will be most interesting and like
nothing but itself."?Home Journal.
"We have read it, we have waded through the
whole of it in manuscript, and we know of no higher
evidence of interest in a work than to read it
voluntary in this manner. If it does not excite a
sensation in the reading public, we will be perfectly
contented to distrust our judgment in such matters
in future."?Merchants' Journal.
"We but express our conviction when we assert
it is by far the most attractive and entertaining book
we have read since the days we were fascinated by
the Chefd'ceuvre of Defoe, or the graceful invention
of the Arabian Nights. It is truly an Ameri
can novel, not wholly American in scenery, but
American in character and American in sentiment."?
U. S. Magazine and Democratic Review.
THE GREAT ARCHITECTURAL WORK.
Hints on Public Architecture. Together with an
Appendix relative to Building Materials, prepared
on behalf of the Building-Committee of the Smithsonian
Institution. By Robert Dale Owen, Chairman
of the Committee. In a magnificent quarto
volume, with 113 superb Engravings, cloth. *6 00.
"A very valuable work. In all respects it appears
well adapted to its purposes; and is at tne
same time, in point of typography and embellishments,
one of the very choicest volumes that ever
issued from the American press. Together with
large lithographic drawings of the Smithsonian Institution
and several of the churches of New York,
this charming quarto contains at least a hundred architectural
scraps, admirably engraved on wood,
and illustrating the various remarks in the text."
[Ar?o York AU/ion.
DOWNING'S LANDSCAPE GARDENING.
Fourth edition, in oue elegant 8vo. Price, A3 60.
A Treatise,on the Theory and practice of Landscape
Gardening, adapted to North America, with
, ?lew uj uic ltffprovrtnent. ol Country Residences,
comprising historical notices and general principles
of the Art, directions for laying out Grounds, and
arranging Plantations, the Description and Cultivation
of Hardy Trees, Decorative Accompaniments
to the house and grounds, the formation of Artificial
Water, Flower Gardens, Jtc., with remarks on Rural
Architecture,4th edition, enlarged, revised, and
newly illustrated, by A. J. Downing, author of Designs
for "Cottage Residences," Ac.
"Mr. Downing has produced a very delightful
work. and has convinced us that some criticism and
reformed taste in matters of Art are not confined to
this side of the Atlantic."
[ Ixmdon Art Union Journal.
"The principles he lays down are not only sound,
but are developed on a uniform system, which is
not paralleled in any English work."
[Prof. l.tndUy'i Ckromcl* (London )
"A masterly work."?London.
LAST LEAVES OF AMERICAN HISTORY.
Comprising Histories of the Mexican War and
California. By Emma Willard. With new map
of the United States ajid Mexico. I vol. 12mo.
cloth. # I.
"It is written in a clear condensed style, and, from
its directness and impartiality, will be a valuable
addition to the lady's former histories."
[AT. Y. Commtreial
"It is ajell written and well arranged."
[ Buffalo Ibmmemal.
MRS TUTHILLT3 NURSERY BOOK
The Nursery Book for Young Mothers. By Mrs.
L. C. Tuthill. Neat 18mo volume, cloth. 50 cents.
This volume will be a a'clcorne present to all
young mothers. It comprise familiar letter* on all
topics connected with the medical and educational
departments of the Nursery, and is just such a book
as every mother will find practically useful; and
all the more so as it is written by a competent and
experienced person of their own sex.
Italy. Past and Present. By L. Mariotti. In two
vols., post 8vo, cloth. #3 50
"No book lias ever been published in this country
at all equal to it; it is just the work those who wish
a mil ano munKiorj arcouni 01 iiaiy neea. ?
Cowr. and Knq
THR KEW mtPORM KDITION OP IHVIRG'B
ADVENTURES OF CAPT. BONNEVILLE?
In thr R<? ky Mountaina and the Far Went, di((wli'd
from hia journal, and illuatratrd from varioua
other aourrea. By Washington Irving. A map,
&.< 12nio. rloth. $1.26.
THE CRAYON MISCELLANY.
By Washing-ton Irving t^?tnpi iaing Tour on the
Prairie*; Ni wutaml Anhry; A ohotaford. l2ino.,
Or Anecdote* of an Enterprise beyond the R?? k v
Mountaina. By Washington Irving. Author'a revised
edition. Complrtr in one vol., with map,
lSmo.f cloth. $1.60.
LIFE AND VOYAGES OF COLUMBUS.
Th<- Life and Voyages of C hristopher Columbus;
In which in added those of his Companions. By
Washington Irving. Author's revised edition. Portrait
of Columbus. Maps, &i . Appendix and copious
Index, 3 vols. 8vo., uniform with the. historical
works of Prescott, &c. #6.
The same? 3 vols. ISnio., uniform with the new
edition of Irving'* works. 94.
Or the Humorist*. By Washington Irving. l'2mo.
cloth. 9 I 26.
TALES OF A TRAVELLER
By Washington Irving. 12mo., cloth, $1.26.
KNICKERBOCKER'S NEW YORK
A history of New York from the beginning of the
World hi the end of the Dutch Dynasty. By l>irdrich
Knickerbocker. l2mo., cloth. $1.26.
THE SKETCH BOOK,
Of Geoffrey Crayon, gent. lUmo., cloth. 9' '26.
To be followed by the succeeding volume* of Irving'*
Works, till completed.
New Style Giit Cornice* and Window
1HAVF. just received from the North s large and
splendid assortment of Gilt Window Cornices, ,
Window Shades, and a new style of Picture Cord |
I also keep on hand ? large assortment of American
and French Paper Hangings, Fire Board Prints. 1
Columns, Feather Beds, Hair arid Husk Mattrasae*
I malte to order, at the shortest notice. Bid and
Window Curtains, Carpets and Cushions, snd every
thing in the Upholstering line furnished complete
on the best terms JNO. ALEXANDER,
Peno. atf., bet. 12th and I3th *t*
Ncid fiork 2U>Ofrti?enirnts. j
THE AMERICAN ART-UNION ,
for 1849. i
OFFICERS FOR 1849. j I
Pboupeh M. Wetmobe, Preeident. George W. I
Aumen, l\reamuer. Amdiiw Wa*ni?, Corre- I
eponding Secretary. Nathaniel Jarvis, Jr., Re- 4
cording Secretary. A
Committee ok Management.?George W Aua- jj
ten, JameaH. \/in Altti, Henry J. Raymond, Eraa- '
tun C. Benedict, William B. Deen, Proaper M. Wet- ,
more, Charlea H RuhmcII, Nathaniel Jarvia, jr., y HE
John P. Ridner, William J. Hoppiii, Abraham M. Bl
Cozzcna, Marshall O. Roberta, Frederick A. Coe, Br
LetferU G. Coica, Robert Kelly, Andrew Warner, * "S
Benjamin H. Jarvia, John H. Ana ten, Jamea W. 1
Beekman, Philip Hone, Evert A. Duyrkinek. I
Executive Committee.?Abraham M. Cozzena, I
Chairman, Andrew Warner, William J. Hoppin, 1
Frederick A. Cue, Benjamin H. Jarvia. Prcaldent I
and Treaaurer, ex officio. m,i
Superintendent?J. William Moore. H
Every subscriber of FIVE DOLLARS ia a mein- K
her lit the Art- Union for the year, atid ia entitled to H i
all its privilege*. K j
The money thus obtained (after paying necessary S
expenses, is applied- !
First.? To the production vf a large and costly !
ORIGINAL ENGRAVING fruntan American paint- I
ing, of which the plate and copyright belong to the I
Institution, and are used solely for its benefit. Of v .1
this Engraving every member receives a copy for
every five dollars paid by him. Members entitled I
to duplicate* art; at liberty to select from the en
graving* of previous years. Whenever the fund*
justify it, AN EXTRA ENGRAVING OR WORK
OF ART is also furnished to every member. Every I
member also receives a full Annual Report of the * I
proceedings, Arc.., of the Institution. 1
Second.?To the purchase of PAINTINGS and X
SCULPTURE, STATUETTES in Bronze, and 1
MEDALS, by native or resident artists. These J
paintings and sculptures are publicly exhibited at 1
the Gallery of the Art-Uniou. till the annual meeting
in December, when they are PUBLICLY DISTRIBUTED
BY LOT among the members, each
member having one share for every five dollars paid '
by him. Each member is thus certain of receiving'
in return the value of the five dollars paid, and may
also receive a painting or other work of art of great
Third.?The Institution keeps an office and FREE
PICTURE GALLERY, always open, well attended, i
and hung with fine paintings, at 497 Broadway,
where the members in New York receive their engravings,
paintings, &c., aud where the business
of the Institution is transacted.
Fourth.?The Bulletin of the Art-Union, which
has now been enlarged to include, in addition to the
usual Catalogue of Pictures and List of Subscribers, j
particular descriptions of works purchased for dis- }
tribution, news of interest in relation to the Fine j
Arts, extracts from the correspondence of the Institution,
Wood-cut Illustrations of Paintings belonging
to the Gallery, and generally such matters of ' I
interest connected with the Art-Union as may be |
desirable to subscribers, will be furnished gratuitously
to Honorary Secretaries, and to those members
who, after paying their subscriptions, shall
signify their desire to have it forwarded to them by f j
mail. To all others the price will be six cents per f|
Distribution of the Engravings, and the Annual
Report of the pear 1848.?The Engraving of " Queen
Mary signing the Death Warrant of Lady Jane
Grey," upon steel, and measuring 23 inches by loj
inches, was tinishcd early in the year, and has been >
in the hands of the printer ever since its completion.
Prints are being taken from it at the rate of fifty
per day, and the distribution of them will commence
about the first day of May next.
An effort will be made to deliver them as nearly
as possible in the order of the receipt of subscriptions.
Those Honorary Secretaries, therefore, who J
transmitted the earliest remittances may expect to i
be first supplied. The Outline Illustrations of Rip I
Van Winkle will be ready for delivery at the same I
time with the "Queen Mary." I
The "Transactions" will be published and dis- I
tributed at the same time with the engravings. I
The Engraving for the year 1849.?The plate of S
" Youth," being tile, second picture of Mr. Cole's M
celebrated series of the " Voyage of Life," is in pro- M
gress under the skilful burin cff Mr. James Smilie, H
who will undoubtedly make it the best large land- W
scape engraving ever executed in this country. A M
small etrhinjr of this picture will accompany the A I
volume of "Transactions" about to be published. m
The Medal for the year 1849.?The subject of this fl|
medal is the head of Colonel Trumbull, in continu- m
ation of the series of Knwru**** artists, sL
commenced by the representations of Allston and If*Stuart.
Bronze Statuettes.?A committee was appointed li
some time since by tlie General Board to inquire -i
into the expediency of procuring statuettes in bronze ! 'i
*vs vi?M ivuvivu Ut HIV UVAV atiiiuoi UICTVUl^. 1 III" r M
London Art-Union for several jrears has expended ?
moat judiciously a portion of ita fund* in encour- *
aging thia branch oV Art. There baa always been
a difficulty in this country in obtaining proper
workmen, which is the principal reason wny reduced
copies in brouse have not already been made '
of several exquisite statues, modelled by our own II
artists, and which seemed peculiarly adapted to J
this mode of treatment. Tnis obstacle has now I
been remov e<Lcand there are here at present several I
persons latelyarrived from Europe, who are fully I
competent to undertake this kind of work. Indeed, I
the striall bust of an Indian, beautifully modelled I
by Brown, has been reproduced in brouze by one Ifcl
of these artists in a very satisfactory manner. A la
resolution has accordingly been passed, in accord- II
UN e 'ill ib' 11 oiiiiik <i<<iion of the special com- II
inittee of inquiry, that Mr. Brown hi' commissioned II
to model a statuette in bronze, twenty inches in II
height, illustrative of Indian form ami charai ter, II
aiuf that twenty copies in bronze he cast for duitribution
among the members of the year 1849. H
McA?ng? in Outline for lk? year 1849.?A set of |l
Outlines, -ciiihIm r to tin illustrations uf Rip Van HI
Winkle, will undoubtedly be published for the. I
members of the present year. The special commit- !
t.< up..n EngfwHa|P have the suhjiit undei i. |
sideraiion, but have us yet made no report upon it
to the General Board. Due notire shall be given as 1
soon as tliat body pass a decisive resolution in rela- I
tioiiUo it. .1
The list of Paintings already purchased for dis- I
tributiou, numbering already over one hundred, in- I
eludes the following, to which additions are now I
being made every Week: |
'The Veuetian Bride,' by Louis Lang; 'Swiss
Hi i nery,' by I). Huntington; 'Jephthah's Daugb
ter,' by W*. C. Sanders; 'Coast Scene, near Newport,
ft 1.,' by 1). Huntington; 'Leisurr Hours,' hy
Allen Smith, jr.; 'Th< Shepherd Bov,' by F<! Raab; J
'A Peep at the Catsk ill Mountain Hiss*-;' 'Susquehanna
Si eiu-ry from Rivollection,' by T. Doughty;*
Cattle,' by T. H. Hinc klcj; 'Virw in Btfrkuhira I
Co. . Mit.88. C lfuriliur flff llfiAkl Hs'itO-mlur Vib.rm * 1
by Geo. lane**; 'View on the French Brunei River,' I
bjT. A. lichardR 'View m Pituford, Vt.,'by F. E. I
Oiurrh; 'View of Groat Harrington, Berkshire Co., I
Ma*.?Mount WMhinfton in the Distance?by I
Ev. ning- Sunlight,' by A. H. Wensler; 'Looking I
Seaward,' by H. G. Hall; 'Othello relating the
Su?ry of hi* Life;' 'Expectation,' by G. A. Baker;
'Gil Blua and Um- Archbislmp,' by F. W Edmotxfc; V
'Scene on the Juniata,'by T. W. "Whitridgo; 'Group V
of Pi-H*?nt Children,' by R. Zahner; 'The Inter W
rrpted la tter,' by J H Flagg; Fruit Piece,' by 1
S RiM-wefi; -Diamond Cove I Sunaet, Portland, J
Me.,' by Cha*. E. H? < kett; 'The Sailor Hoy.*' 'Pell-*
latum,' by S S Um k A
by W. Rainiey; 'Land*. ap. Composition,' by T.
Btirford; 1 Winter on the Pw**ai<-;' Early Autumn
Study from Nature,' by U. W . C. Bout, lie; Miii
dlefield Fall*, Ct.;' 'Recollection* of Kauterskill
Clove,' by R. W. tlubtwrd; 'Jack the Giant Killer,'
by Alex. Rutherford; 'View near Rockland latlid
UK.' hy Jaitie* II. Caflorty; "Now or Never,' by
T H. Matt' *> >11; 'Above the Cloud* at flUnriae,' Ijt |
F. E. Church; 'Tin- Apple of Diarord,' by H. P.
Gray;' 'The Wage* of *V nr.' by H. P. Gray; ' tnie
rican Winter Scene,' by Kegi* Gigtioux; 'The Cat *kill
Mountain*, from below Hudson,' by R G. L.
Loonori ; ' Landncape- Pic-Nk Party ;' Roman
Ruin*, with figure*,' bv H. M. McConkey; 'Roman
Girl Battling,' try L. Terry; 'Ltilher'* Vow;' 'The
I*?*t Moment* <>f Luther;' 'Bunyan'a Viaion of the
< 'ru**,' by Edwin White; 'Scbroon Lake;' 'Soli
tude,' by S, R Gifford; 'Land*. ape, with Cattle,'
by T. H. Hinckley; 'Coaat Scenery Fishinir Boat*.
etc.bv Jaa. Hamilton; 'The Wooda of Gracffen
berg,' ny J. F. Rung*-; 'Distant View of Albany,'
by Win. Hart; Scene on the Helderhurg Moun
tain,' by William Hart; 'Burnt Out,' by ("has F. *
Blauveft: ' View on the Valley of the Little Beaver,*
by Jno. L. Martin; 'Italian Flower Girl,' hv Herinine
Bore hard; 'Flower Pi eve,' by S. Rmn'n;
View in Holland,' by J. M. Culvrrhouae; 'German
Children,' by Zahner; 'View in Monmouth Co.,
N. J.,'by T. W. Whitley; 'Marine View,'by Tho.
Birch; 'Siou* In Council, by Beth Eastman; -View
of Istkc Henderson," by Charles Baker; 'Distant
View of Mansfield Mountain,' by Jno. F. Kensett;
'Tlie White Mountaina, N. II,,'by Win. G. Board
imin; 'Italian Peasant Child,' by J. K.. Fiaiier;
Portrait of the Ahartit Lover,' by R. Holder; 'My
Cottage-on the Creek;' 'Woodland Home.' hy John
J. Porter; 'The Abandoned Ship;' 'Hinting down
Channel,' by G. R Bnufirld; 'Indian Chief,' by S.
Eastman. June 19- -Ai
^TMIE Sulwrriber has just received, for sale? \
JL Fresh Rice and fine Flour
Mustard and Ground Cinnamon, in |
" Salad and Pine Oil
Sweeping, Ihisting, Blacking, and Whitewash
Brushes, Table Salt, and a lot of fine Cigars; which
are offered on -the best terms.
J T R K DCI JFF,
June 13?3tif Odd Fellows' Hall. 7th street.
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