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THE SHASTA COURIER.
VOLUME 11. THE SHASTA COURIER IS FCBJ-ISHED EVERT SATURDAY MORN.SO. BV Sc DOSH. I saM . H. DOSH, abch.bald skillmas. Editors and Proprietors. Publication Office in Post Office Building, Main [street, where all orders for Advertising and Job | Work should be left. TEBJW~*I«' r,,r * l,W,r ia Advance t For One Year i* yix Mouths 5,00 Term* of Advertising; For One Square of 10 lines or less, one insertion. Four Dollars; for each subsequent insertion. Two **A liberal discount made to Monthly and Yearly Advertisers. Job Printing Of every description promptly executed in a su perior manner. The Pre-Emption Act. I Synopsis of an Art to provide for the Survey* of the Pnbtie Land* in California, the granting of pre emption right* therein, and for other purposes. The act provide* lor the appointment of a Re printer of the Land Office and Receiver of i'ublic Money for California, with each a salary of three thousand dollars per annum ; and the I’resideni may, if he should deem it necessary, divide Cal ifornia into two or three Lund Districts and ap point a Register and a Receiver for each District. All the public lands in California, whether sur veyed or unsurveyed, with the exception of sections 1(> and 36. which are granted to the State for the purposes of public schools in each township, and with the exception ot lands ap propriated under the authority of this act, or re served by competent authority, ami excepting also tlit- lands claimed under any foreign grant or title, and the mineral land, shall be subject to tin* pre-emption laws of the 4th of September. 1841,* with all the exceptions, conditions and limitations therein, except as herein otherwise provided ; and shall, after the plats thereof are returned to the office of the register, he offered for sale, after six months’ public notice in the State, of the lime and place of sale under the laws, rules and regulations now governing such sales, or such us maybe hereafter prescribed: Provided, That, where unsurveyed lands are claimed by pre-emption, the usual notice of such claim shall he filed within three months after the return of the plats surveys to the land office, and proof and payment shall he made prior to the day appointed by the I’resident's proelama tiou for the commencement of the sale, including such lands, the entry of such claims to be made bv leiral subdivisions, according to the United States survey, and in the most compact form. And provided further. Thai the (act of persons having heretofore hail the benefit of said act ot the -Jib of September. 1841, shall interpose no bar to their obtaining the benefits of this act ; and all of said lands that shall remain unsold, af- Tf r having been proclaimed and olfered, shall be subject to entry at private sale as other public land, and at the same minimum price per acre ; and the Register and Receiver shall not be enti tled to any p*-r cent age or fees except for decid ing pre-emption cases, when each ol them shall be allowed the same fees as are allowed to other like officers; hut the Receiver shall he entitled to his actual accessory expenses going and re turning in making Ids deposits. Provided, That nothing in this act shall be construed to author ise any settlement to lie made on any public lands not surveyed, unless the same be made within one year from the passage of this act; nor shall any right ol such settlers he recognisei: by virtue of any settlement or improvement made of such uusurveyed lands subsequent to that day; And provided further. That this act shall not he construed to authorise any settle ment to be made on any tract of land in the oc cupation or possession ol any Indian tribe, or to grant any pre-emption right to the same. Where any settlement, by the erection of a dwelling-house, or the cultivation of any portion of the land, shall be made upon the sixteenth and thirty-sixth sections, before the same shall be surveyed, or where such sections may be re served for public uses, or taken by private claims, other lauds shall be selected by the pioper au thorities of the State in lien thereof, agreeably to the provisions ol the act of Congress, appro ved on the ‘,><l'h of May, 1826, entitled—“An act to appropriate lands for the support of schools in certain townships and fractional townships, lint before provided for,” and which shall he sub j<-ct to approval by the Secretary ot the Interior. And no person shall make a settlement or loca tion upon any tractor parcel of land selected for a military post, or within one mile of such post or on any other lands reserved by competent authority ; nor shall anv person obtain the bene fits of this act by a settlement or location on mineral lands. The public lands, nothein? mineral lands, oc cupied as towns or villages, shall not be subdi vided, or subject *o sale, or be appropriated by se tiers under the provisions of this net; but the whole of such lands, whether settled upon be fore or alter the survey of the same, shall he subject to the provisions of the act entitled “ An act for the relief of the citizens of towns upon the laud*of the United States, under certain cir cumstances,” approved May 23, 1844, except such towns as are located on or near mineral lands, the inhabitants of which shall have the right of occupation and cultivation only until such time as Congress shall dispose of the same ; nor shall any lauds, specially reserved for pub lic uses, be appropriated under the provisions of this act. The quantity of two entire townships, or seventy-two sections, shall be granted to the State of California for the use of a seminary of learning. And ten entire sections, for the purpose of erecting the public buildings of this State. BARTON A- SNAVELY, C.JA' PEN J'ERS ASD BUILDERS. Estimates ami specifications made on all kinds of buildings. Jobbing done at the shortest no tice. Also, Rockers. Toms and Sluices always on hand and made to order. N. B. Seasoned lumber always on hand* Livingston Barton. Lkiah B. SsAvr.r.r. mar!2tf Shasta City. COFFEE. qreen and ground in one pound l Aromatic and other brands. Oysters, Sardines, Raisins, tigs, Walnuts, &c. .Inst received and for sale by marlPM TALBOT A* SEATON. CBAJI, ROGER-4 &■ CO’B Weaverville Expreu. Connecting at Shasta with Adams 4- Co LEAVES THE OFFICE of Adams & Co. at Slias ta every Wednesday and Saturday mornings. Returning, leave* our of fice in Weaverville on Mondays and Thursdays. Treasure, valuable packages, letters, etc. for warded by our regular messenger with ’be ut most dispatch. Adams &. Co’s drafts for sale on all their offices in the Atlantic States anu Europe. Sight Checks drawn At Pn r on any of Adams & Co’s offices in this State. Highest price paid for Gold Dust. Collections made, and all business in the Ex press line attended to promptly. ap3otf RHODES A- li(J4K’B SHASTA EXPRESS, LEAVES THE office of Well’s Far- 1 go it Co., Sacramento, daily, for Shasta, Yreka, and all towns and points through out Northern California, connecting at Sacramen to with Wells, Fargo & Co’s Daily Express to San Francisco, and by regular Mail Steamer on the Ist, 9’h, ICth and 251 h of each month to the Atlantic States and Europe. Treasure, letters and other packages conveyed to and from the points above designated, with the utmost dispatch. Gold Dust forwarded to the U. S. Mints at Philadelphia and New Orleans, under policies from the most responsible Insurance Companies in the Eastern Cilb s. Drafts drawn by John M. Rhodes, of the Sacramento City Hank, on New York, New Orleans, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh ; State Hunk ot Ohio. B. Davidson’s drafts for sale on Messrs. N. M. Rothschild & Sons, London; Messrs. De Rothschild & Bros., Paris; Messrs. M. A. Roths child & Sons, Frankfort; Messrs. L. Behrens & Sons, Agents, Hamburg: Messrs. Hath, Grim ing & Co., Lima and Valparaiso; A Belmont, Esq., New York. Collections made and all business appertain ins to an Express Company executed promptly and with especial regard to safety. JAMES M. RHODES, HIRAM LUSK, WELLS. FARGO & CO. Offices. — Shasta, in Post Office Building; Sacramento, J stieet. between Front and Sec ond streets; San Francisco, 114 Montgomery street; Weaverville, Messrs. Church it Mix’s building; Yreka, lire-proot building opposite Yreka Hotel. marl 2 tf STAGE U\E I'OR SACK AREN'T«. Spring Ani'i-aiigriiicut. BAXTER 4- CO. U. S. MAIL USE OF Singes from Shasta to Sacramento. N IHL I KOI RIE tors of the above liue^ — being desirous of accommodating the traveling public, by miming their line as soon as the bad slate of the road would permit, have placed up on this route their splendid slock of American Horses and elegant Concord Coaches, which will leave the St. Charles Hotel, Shasta, ever)' morning at ti o’clock, A. M., for Sacramento, via Reading's Springs, Milt,- Rnnrh, Clear Creele, DningerJjel(Cs Ranch, American Ranch, Cottonwood, Prairie House, Potter's Ferry, Red B h/ft's, Tehama, Johnson's Ranch, Monroc’-i/ir, Placer City. Wilietx ’ and Cot nsa. Passengers arriving by this line enn be furn ished with animals for any part of the Northern Mines,by Mr. James Long, at the Shasta Slock Market.' WM. A. NUNNALLV. Agent, St. Charies’ Hotel. Shasta, March, 1853 inaiT2 tf CITV DKI’G STORE. Nearly Opposite the Post Office, Shasta. THE SUBSCRIBER WOULD RES- P eclful, y i'doftn the citizens of Shasta and the public generally, ihat be lias lately received and keeps constantly on hand, a large assortment of Drugs, Medicines. Patent Medi cines. Perfumery, etc., consisting in part of the foliowing: Seidlitz and Yeast Powders. Cream of Tartar. T Ttaric Acid, Soda, Borax, Hops, Osgood’s Cholagogue, Pain Killer, Liniments, Jaynes’ Medicines. Balls’. Townsend’s and Samis’ Sarsa parilla, Thompson’s Eye Water, Patent Piils. etc., which he offers for sale wholesale and le tai! at reasonable prim s. Physicians’ prescriptions and orders from ad jacent .'■ettle'iients, vviii be promptly and accu rately attended to. C. ROTHE. marl 2 tf Druggist and Apotliecaiy. !T m EO CITY RATH UOI’NK, R ear of the Cal if o rnia Exchange, Hhasln. THE UNDERSIGNED. PROPRIETOR of the above establishment begs leave to call the attention of the public at large, to Ids new and commodious B A T HIX G RGOM S, situated in the rear of the California Ex change —and takes this method of in forming item, that nothing shall be wanting on his part, that will conduce 'o the comfort of those who may favor him with a call. He is also prepared to give SHOWER BATHS. Single Tickets, - - . $1 00 Fifteen “ - - - - 10 00 Thirty “ ... Ui 00 dP’ Hot and cold Baths at all hours, mar 12 tf S. LEAN. $50,000 REWARD. SUCH HAS MET OUR EYESffI on many occasions lately, but |M| our wish is to let our friends 1 11 and the public know that we are now ready to furnish specifications and plans on all kinds of buildings. All kinds of job work done with neatness and dispatch. Furniture of all kinds such as Bedsteads, Cots. Lounges, Sofas, Chairs. Dining, Breakfast, Stand and Centre Tables, al ways on hand. All kinds of Sash made to or der. Turning of all kind* done to order. AH orders tor work in our lino will be prompt ly attended to. Shop at the head of Main street. Shasta. m«rl2 tf CUETJSS A HUGHES. SHASTA, CAL., SATURDAY, MAY 7, 1853. THE SHASTA COURIER. The Indian Caiumiavioncra. It will be remembered that Lieut. Edward F. Beale arrived in this State iu the mouth of Sep tember last, in the capacity of Superintendent of Indian Affairs in California; in which position he was required by law to “ exercise adminis trative examination over all claims and accounts, and vouchers for disbursements, connected with Indian affairs in the Stale of California and also exercise a general supervision over the ‘‘of ficial conduct and accounts” of the Indian agents within his superintendency; and also to dis charge the duties of superintendent iu relation to the Indians themselves. In his report to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, he makes such disclosures as one might well imagine would shame the devil himself. The manner in which parties connected with the Indian Commission disbursed the funds of National Government, is absolutely disgraceful to the nation. It humbles one’s pride as an American citizen to know that such unmitiga ted scoundrels have ever occupied the position of agent for the Federal Government. As a spe cimen of the manner iu which these swindles were perpetrated, we append the following: Statement made by Colonel Williams to the un dersigned, ibis 7th day of June, 1852: That Dr. Wozencrafl proposed to Colonel Williams that he would give to him (Williams) the contract for supplying the Indians with 2,500 head of beeves, upon the following conditions: each heef to weigh 500 pounds at cents per pound, or $02.50 each, provided he (Williams) would pay to Wozencraft one-half the profits sif ter allowing Williams $lO a head each, which Williams refused to do, but afterwards agreed to pay Wozencraft $25,000 for said contract as above mentioned: and which agreement was reduced to writing by Wozencraft, and read by him to Williams, which Williams signed without reading, supposing the contents to be as read by Wozencraft. Upon a subsequent interview at San Francisco, Williams found the paper signed by him to be in accoidance with the first propo sition of W ozencraft, (as above) and not agreea ble to the one subsequently agreed upon, which he signed, believing it to be as read by Wozeu craft, for $25,000 : that he (Williams) refused to comply with said agreements; whereupon Wozencraft said he should consider the contract void, as he could do belter. C. S. Lovki.l. G. A. Stukges. With respect to Mr. Barbour and the delivery to the Indians of the cattle received from Colo nel Fremont, and for which drafts were given, it would appear by the accompanying documents that a very small part only went to the Indians, the agent, after receiving the cattle from Colo nel Fremont, having put them in the care of an Indian trader named Savage, since killed in some affray, who converted the greater part of them to his own use. The following statement made to me by the person employed by Savage to de liver cattle to I lie Indians, will show the nature and extent of this malversation : Official statement of Joel H. Brooks to Snperin deni Beale, dated San Francisco, September 21, 1852. “ On or about the 29th of August. 1851, I was appointed by Major James Savage, the Indian trader on the Fresno, to take charge of nineteen hundred head of cattle that were delivered to tlie Indian agents, Barbour and Johnson, by Col. J. C. Feemont, on the river San Joaquin. “ .My instructions from Savage were, that when 1 delivered cattle on the San Joaquin and King’s river, and toother mure southern Indians, I was to take receipts for double the number ac tually delivered, and to make no second deliv ery in case any should return to the hand; and when to Indians on the Fresno, to deliver one third less than were receipted for. 1 also had orders to sell ali beef I could to miners, which I did to the amount of about $l2O or $l3O, and to deliver cattle to his clerks, to be sold to the Indians on the San Joaquin, at twenty-five cents per lb.; and I know that such sales were made to those Indians. “ In October I received a written order from Savage to deliver to Alexander Godey seventy eight head of cattle, to lie driven to the mines, and there sold to minors and others. I was al so requested in the same communication, to de stroy the order as soon as read—which was done, after I had read it aloud in the presence of Godey P. Rainbolt. Jose de Solas and Theo dore McNahb. Iu November I received a simi lar order to deliver to Godey four hundred and fifty head, which was done. The best of these were to be sold as soon as possible, and the re mainder to lie bearded by Godey elsewhere. About the last of November or first of December 1 moved the cattle in my possession on to the river Fresno, and delivered to F. Rainbolt, a person appointed by Savage to receive them, eight hundred head. 1 also gave to Savage re ceipts to the number of seventeen hundred head, which I had taken from the Indians. After the cattle went on the Fresno, none were ever de livered to the more southern Indians, although 1 know that Tom Kit, the chief of the tribe on the Sun Joaquin, frequently sent after them. Some were sent to tlie Indians working for Savage on Coarse Gold Gulch, and others to stock his rancho on the San Joaquin. “ LTia had charge of that rancho, and was a partner of Savage's, and I have seen some of the cuttle 1 had charge of in their corral. “ I give the above account to E. F. Beale, su perintendent of Indian Affairs, and intend it as an official statement.” Joel H. Brooks. Our Representatives at Washington.—A correspondent of the San Joaquin Republican, writing from Washington, says : “ The representation from California in Wash ington at the present time is quite large; and from the hands of Messrs. Gwinu and Weller there are none here but that have received cou sideratious of friendly regard. Tlie fornu r keeps house,” ami his domocile is as open and free to Californians as they could desire; while tlie latter hoards at Brown’s Hotel, and t he latch string of his reception room is never pul'ed in. any hour of the day and late at night, a crowd of Californians may be found, either at the house of Dr. Gwiu or the reception room of Col. Weller. It is also due to Messrs, McCorkle and Marshall to state, that they have endeavored, as far as lay in their power, to make the visit of Californians to this place agreeable and pleasant.” The Wings of hhoda Island have made the following nominations, viz: Wm. W. Hoppin, of Providence, for Governor, aud Samuel Rod man for Lieut. Governor. LcgMatirc Dirorcn. In the St. Paul Minncsoticm of the 12th of Feb. we find published a very able speech against Legislative divorces, delivered by Hon. B. H. Ra idall, in the Minnesota House of Represen tatives, from which we extract the following very truthful remarks: Whoever knew a person to present a pethion 3 ii legislative body that did not portray in the most glaring light, in the most vivid colors, in the most comprehensive and abusive manner, the image of her whom he but a short time since had sworn at the altar, before God and man, that he would love, cherish and protect till death should part them, transformed into a fiend incarnate, and with tears starting from his swolen eyes, he whispers in the ear of the sus ceptible and sympathetic listeners; ‘•Oh. woman! woman! when to ill her mind Is bent, all bell contains no fouler fiend.” But, sir, I am not one of those credulous be ings that believe all nor half that is set forth in these petitions. And I do not believe there is one woman in a thousand, nor one in ten thou sand, that if properly treated by him who has sworn to protect, and cherish her, and who ap preciates her society, who prefers the prattle of Ins children to the noise of the rabble that night ly congregate at some place to hold their orgies —I say there is not one woman in ten thousand, if treated with the respect and consideration that she deserves, that is not destined to make her home a pleasant one, her husband happy, and her children respected. By the following paragraph from the same speech, it will be seen that Mr. R. and many of his legislative compatriots are still living a life ot siugle-ewscrfncss, and that he wails over the fact most piteousiy : And what I most sincerely regret is, and I have no doubt, Mr. Chairman, that you and other members of this committee will mingle your regrets with mine, and if so, I may use the [dural, and that is, that we are not each in pos session of the hand and affections of some con fiding female to consummate onr earthly felicity. We have not a bit of sympathy for them, liv ing as they do, where the ladies—“ God bless them”—are as plenty as blackberries. There is no excuse for Mr. R. ami the “ Chairman,” and “ other members” of that “ committee”—and we lake peculiar pleasure in saying that we glory in their misery. We should think that if they were sincere in the utterance of their dolo rous strains, they would immediately put on the amiable, and “go in and win” a birth-right in the “ Kingdom of Heaven on Earth.” That is what wc intend to do one of these “odd-come shorts.” Nem from the Mouth. By the Sea Bird, which arrived at San Fran cisco on the 27th ult., we have a week's later dates. We clip the following from the Herald of the 16th: Lower California. —From a private source we are informed that the insurgent party are collecting all the Indians together that they can and aiming them to the best of their power. What their intentions may be, it is impossible to conjecture, but if our informant is correct, they must have some object in view, whether it is aggressive or defensive, remains to be proven. If the former, they will find a very warm time of it. especially if they cross the frontier. From the Colorado. —The Government train which arrived here lately from the river, reports that a very large immigration is still docking in by way of the Gila from Sonora, they are mostly destitute of food and clothing, or the means to procure the same. Should this tide of immigration continue in the same ratio as it has for the last month or six weeks, we think that some legislative action for their relief ought to be procured. ——* Tlie gay robber chief, Joaquin, is said for cer tain to have gone south. He disguises himself at times with silken masks, after the manner of the Mexican road pads. From Panama. We are indebted to Adams & Co. fora Panama Harold of the sth April, from which we take the following extracts: * We understand that a Captain Wright has olv tained from the governments of Central Ameri ca. the privilege of running a line of steamers between the various ports in those republics and this city. There are nearly one hundred passengers in town, awaiting the sailing of the Unicorn, for Australia. Murder near Gorgona. — We have been in formed that last week one of the overseers of the railroad works, between Barbacoas and Gorgjna, was murdered by a carpenter, an Irish man, employed on the works. The Star of the same date says: We regret exceedingly to announce a very se rious accident to the Railway works, which was occasioned by the recent freshet in the Chagres river. It is reported that not only the temporary work on the bridge at Barbacoas, but the entire bridge work, including that sent out from the United States, has been swept away. This will be a saddiawback to the completion of the work, as we understand it will be neces sary to order out a new bridge from the States. Who says the Devil’s Dead? — Sausage, a correspondent of the St. Paul Minnesotian, in a letter addressed to the new Governor of the Min nesota Territory, giving him a little friendly ad vice as to what course he should pursue, says : When the steamboat which bears you to your new seat of power arrives at the lower landing, St. Paul, you will perhaps meet in the cabin, or near the clerk’s office, a short, thick-set, ruddv faced, good-natured looking gentleman, and will be introduced to him as Dr. Borup. But do not recognise him. Avoid him as you would a pestilence or a Sheriff's officer. He is the devil incarnate. There is no mistake about this. It is now a fixed fact. * * It is likewise true, that his tracks in the snow or sand were never mistaken for those of an ox or other cio ven-footed animal; that he hates the smell of In citer matches and tobacco smoke: and that no part of his dress, tout ensemble or personal appen dages, at all resemble Colridge’s devil, whose “ Jacket was red and his trowsers blue. With a bole behind where the tail came through.” No; nothing whatever of this kind! But still he.is the devil, de facto and de jure. You will consequently avoid him and treat him accord ingly. ARRIVAL. OF THE OREGON. Six Rays Later from the Atlantic State*. We are indebted to Mr. Lusk. Adams & Co.’s Express Messenger, for Atlantic papers of the 29th March, brought by the Pacific Mail S. S. Co.’s steamer Oregon, which arrived at San Francisco on the 27th inst. Among the confirmations by the Senate are A. Dudley Mann. Assistant Secretary of Stale; s! R Hobbie, First Assistant Postmaster General; John A. Campbell. Judge U. S. Court; Richard P. Hammond, Collector, and Philip A. Roach, Appraiser, at Francisco; Gen. Wm. R. Richard son. U. S. Marshal Northern District Cal.; Wm. B. Damerou, Naval Officer at San Fran.; Wm. Van Voorhies, Surveyor of the port; Jacob R. Snyder, Treasurer of the Mint at Sun Francisco; Thomas J. Henley, Postmaster of that city, and O. P. Sutton. Appraiser at same place; Col. Gift, for Register, Maj Loring for Receiver, and L. B. Mizner, for Collector, at Benicia. 1 he Senate has confirmed the following nomi nations for Oregon: Gen. Lane, Governor; Geo. L. Curry, Secretary; Joseph W. Garison. Indian Agent; J. \V. Nesmith, Marshal; John Adair, Collector; Benj. T. Harding. District Attorney; Daniel Van, Surveyor, Milwankie; W. M. King, do., Portland ; Peter G. Stuart, do., Pacific City, The following officers of the new Territory of Washington, have lieen confirmed; Ed. Lander, of la., Chief Justice; Victor Monroe, of Ky., As sociate; J. Patten Anderson, of Miss., United Slates Marshal; Robert Fanpiharson, of Tenn.. Secretary; John S. Clendeuin, of La., Attorney General. Miscellaneous Confirmations.— Kit Carson, Indian Agent in New Mexico ; Nathaniel Haw thorne, the author, U. S. Consul at Liverpool; David Mason, of lowa, Commissioner of Patents; Hugh J. Anderson, of Me., Commissioner of Customs; Geo. W. Manypenny, of Ohio, Com missioner of Indian Affairs; Hon. Clias. Brown, Collector and Gideon G. Westcott, Postmaster, Philadelphia; Charles H. Peaslee. Collector, Boston ; Charles G. Greene, Naval Officer, and Henry Crocker, Appraiser, Boston; Wm. Halli burton, Receiver of Public Monies, Milan, Mo. The Cabinet is in great trouble respecting the New York nominations—Marry is in hot water —Schell will probably be Collector of N. York. Advices from Havana to 22d March state that Vice President King’s health was no better. He had abandoned all hopes of recovery and was anxious to get back and die in his native land. Mr. King was duly sworn in as Vice Presi dent of tiie United States, on the 14th of March, at the Cvtnhre near Matauzas. At the latest dates from Mexico, the 9th April, Santa Anna had not arrived in that city. Depu tations were being despatched to him from the different States to tender congratulations upon his restoration to power. On the 7th he was to arrive from Vera Cruz at the Hacienda of Enco re, eight miles east of Jalapa, where he would remain seven or eight days before proceeding to the metropolis. Upwards of one hundred clerks were dis charged from the Census Office iu one day. It is denied that any difficulty occurred at Havanna between Vice President King and Captain General Cunedo. Geo. E. Hamilton, and Horace A. Shaw have been arrested in New York for selling spurious California passage tickets. A destructive fire occurred at Brooklyn, N. Y., on the evening of the 20:h ult. Nearly three sides of the square bounded by Adams, York, Pearl and Prospect streets were destroyed ; loss $30,000. There is a report that the Japan Expedition is at once to be countermanded, as useless and in expedient at the present time. Useless, because wholly inefficient to compel Japan to open her ports, and there is no reason to believe that she will listen to more polite arguments than force, —and i uexpedient at the present time, when the state of Europe may at any moment require all our small navy for the protection of our com merce. Another of the Golden LighUs boats made the island of Antigua in safety with the following persons, all well, viz: Thomas Gordon, James Patrick. Albert Lawrence, William Copeland, Alexander Sinmau, Charles Fin and Albino Gracis. The Copyright Treaty has been reported to the Senate, without any recommendation either way. It is understood that no attempt will be made to act on it this session. The New York Legislature has passed the Consolidation bill.- The Virginia House has rejected the appro pria'ion of $1,009,000 to the Ohio Railroad. The Senate has tabled a resolution to appoint a member io receive testimony against Governor Ramsay, of Minnesota, for Indian peculations. The Susquehanna Bridge bill has passed the Maryland Legislature. The Whig candidates for Canal Commissioner and Surveyor General of Pennsylvania, are Mo ses Pownall and Christian Myers. Strikes have taken place among the Mechan ics of New York, Philadelphia and Providence. The Maine H. of R. has passed a new Liquor Law, containing several amendments making it still more stringent than the old law. Great dissatisfaction is expressed became so many members will not attend the sessions of the Senate. The members are angry because of delay, and say they will leave if Pierce does not at once send in his important nominations. Mr. Slidell will be confirmed for the new Commission to Central America. Old Bullion’s influence with both Marcy and McClelland is great. The President, it is said, has tendered the Marshalship of the District of Columbia, worth at least ten thousand dollars per annum, to Ben. McCulloch, of Texas; Ben declined it, prefer ring to be Marshal of Texas, worth much less. He preferred to be on green fields and in forests, instead of being surrounded by marble, granite, free-stone, brick and mortar. A correspondent of the Transcript, writing from New York, says: Among the current on dit» may be mentioned the approaching nuptials of Hon. T. B. Van Buren and Miss Sheffield, a resident of or near Albany. It is expected that Mr. Weller will consummate a similar union be fore the next session of Congress, but not until a visit to his constituents has intervened. Hon. John W. McCorkle is regarded as the pieferred suitor of Miss Donelson, one of the reigning “ belles of the season and Mr. Latham is spo ken of as having made his election sure, and being likely to grace the Capital next winter with the presence of a lair bride, whose fasci nations are recognized alike in the gay saloons of W ashington and in the free domain of frontier lift*. NUMBER 9.