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THE DAILY" EXCHANGE. PUBLISHED EVERY MORYING, (SUNDAYS EXCEPTED,) BY KERR 4 CO. OFFICE, CARROLL HALL, S. S. CORNER OF BALTIMORE AND OALVERT STREETS. EDITORS A YD PRORIETORS. CHARLES G. KERR. THOMAS W. HALL, JR. TERMS : In the city TWELVE AND A UALF CENTS per week, paya ble to the carrier. Mailed to subscribers, out of the city, at SIX DOLLARS per annum; THREE DOLLARS for six months and ONE DOLLAR for two months. Invariably in advance tor the time ordered. ADVERTISING RATES. TABLE: (SQUARE—EIUHT LINES.) One insertion .60 I Two insertions 75 ! Three " $l.OO I Pour " $1.25 Pive " $1.50 ! One week $1.75 One month $4 00 Advertisements occupying a larger or smaller space, or j inserted for a longer or shorter time, charged for propor- i tiona(ely. THE DAILY EXCHANGE. 'PROSPECTUS. UNDER the above title it is proposed to conduct and publish in the city of Baltimore a first class Commercial .and Political MORNING NEWSPAPER. This enterprise has been prompted by the conviction that the rapid growth of Baltimore in population and wealth, its constantly augmenting trade, aud its conse quently increased commercial and political importance, not only justify but demand an elTort to introduce into the field of journalism that clement of competition, which, in all other branches of business, has so materially contribu ted to the prosperity of the city, "THE EXCHANGE." With regard to the name, —if an apology were net Jed, for thus introducing what may per haps be deemed a novelty in the nomenclature of journal ism,—it has been adopted, not simply for its peculiar ap propriateness in connection with those commercial inter I ests to which a paper of the character proposed must be j largely devoted, but in its wide and more comprehensive acceptation, as embracing within its scope all those topics which come within the province of the public press. Ist. NEWS.— It will, of course, be the first aim of the I proprietors to furnish the readers of THE EXCHANGE with the most prompt, full and authentic intelligence upon i all matters of public interest, at home ami abroad ; and to ' secure the accomplishment of this result, and the perfec tion of every arrangement required to place THE EX i CHANGE in this particular on a level with the best jour ' nals of the country, no necessary expense or exertion will be spared. 2d, COMMERCE —The commercial department of the pa per will include, not only the usual daily reports and weekly reviews of the markets,domestic and foreign, com piled with fulness and accuracy, but a frequent editorial discussion of the leading financial questions of the day, with regard to which the mercantile community naturally look to the public press for comment and suggestion. 3d. POLITICS. —The interests of commerce and the state of the markets are so constantly and intimately affected by the aspect of political affairs throughout the world, that a journal which aspires to be .any thing more than a mere commercial reporter or daily price current, must necessa sariiy devote a large space in its columns to the dissemi nation of political intelligence, and the discussion of polit ical question-*. In this department of the paj>er, which, apart from its commercial importance, also possesses a peculiar and exclusive interest of its own, it will lie the object of TIIB EXCHANGE to preserve a position of honest and fearless independence, equally removed from servile partisanship upon the one hand, and timid neutrality upon the other. 1 4th, LITIBATURE AND ART. —Candid and impartial re views of current literature and contem|K>raneous art, mu sical and dramatical criticisms, by competent judges, and original contributions upon subjects of literary or scientific interest, will always find an appropriate place in the col umns of THE EXCHANGE, and it will be the constant aim of the proprietors to render it a valuable and interest ing journal for the family as well as for the counting room. MUTATION. PATAPSCO FEMALE INSTITUTE, MARYLAN D r PHE TRUSTEES of the Patapsco Female -1. Institute' announce to the public that the additional buildings and improvements commenced by them a year ago in accordance with the subjoined resolutions, are now com plete Those improvements have not been made with a view to increase tin* school, but for the greater conveni ence and comfort of the usual number of pupils The new chapel is a handsome and most appropriate structure, for the exclusive use of the inmates of the In stitute, and in all its arrangements it is most complete. It is furnished with a new organ of fine construction and ex cellent tone. The administration of Mr. Archer for the past vear and the present has been attended with unprecedented sue cess, and the Trustees feel themselves fully justified in recommending the Institute to the continued favor of the South. It has pre-eminence in healthfulneas. The pupils avoid ing. on the one hand the debilitating effects of a Southern ciimate, aud on the other the rigors of the North, have few of the interruptions incident to both these climates. It is sufficiently near to the city of Baltimore to enjoy the benefits of a city without any of its evils. As an Institution of learning it has the advantage of a full organization, a resident chaplain, and a corps of ac complished teachers and professors, called together from time to time in the long experience of those having charire of the Institute. I The Trustees of the Patapsco Female Institute, having been duly notified by Mrs. Lincoln Phelps of her intention to resign her oifio- of principal at the close of the present school year. have elected Robert H. Archer as her succes sor. The eminent success of Mr. Archer in conducting for many years a School for Young Ladies in the city of Balti more entitles liim to our confidence as a person peculiarly qualified to maintain the present high standing, and insure the permanent prosperity of the Institution; and with this view we are engaged in the erection of another building in addition to the present extensive accommodations of the Institute. CHAS. W. HORSEY. PRESIDENT. Wll, DENNY M DSECRRTARY. T. WATKINS LIGON, E. JOHN. P. KENNEDY. fe22 dtf LAW SCHOOL OF THE UNIVERSITY AT CAMBRIDGE, MASS. The Instructors in this School are Hon. JOEL PARKER, LL.D., Royal Professor Hon. THEOCIIILL'S PARSONS, LL.D., Dane Professor. Hon. EMOHV WASHBVRX, LL.D., University Professor. The course of instruction embraces the various branches of the Common Law, and of Equity, Admiralty, Com mercial, International and Constitutional Law, and the Jurisprudence of the United States. The Law Library consists of about 14.000 volumes, and as new works ap pear they are added, and every effort is made to render it complete Instruction is given by oral lectures and expositions, (and by recitations and examinations, in connection with them.) of which there are ten every week. Two Moot Courts are also holden in each week, at each of which a cause, previously given out, is argued bv four students, and an opinion delivered by the Presiding Instructor Rooms and other facilities are also provided for the Club Courts; anil an Assembly is held weekly for practice in de bate. and acquiring a knowledge of parliamentary law and proceedings. Students may enter the School in any stage of their pro fessional studies or mercantile pursuits, and at the com uieneinent of either term, or in the middle or other part uf term. They are at liberty to select what studies thev will pur e according to their view of their own waiitsand at tainments. The Academical year, which commences on Thursday six weeks alter the third Wednesday in July, is into two terms, of twenty weeks each, with i vacation of six weeks at the end of each term. During the Winter vacation, the Library is opened warmed, and lighted, for the use of the members of the School. Applications for admission, or for Catalogues or any further information, may he made to either of the Profes sors at Camhr.dge. Cambridge, Mass., January, 1858, [d6t lawfim tftctttmcs, perfumeries, &L TJRYAN'.S PULMONIC WAFERS FOR JJ Coughs. Colds, Asthiua. Consumptiort and all diseases of the Lungs, lor sale at WISEMAN'S Drug Store Baltimore ami Fremont streets, Baltimore f22-dlm. T. PURVIANCE POLK &. CO J APOTHECARIES, Corner of Fayette and St I'aul Streets, AXD N. HYNSON JENNINGS & CO. APOTHECARIES, No. 85 N. CHARLES STREET, Baltimore, Respectfully call the attention of citizens and the travel ling community to their large and choice assortment of MEDICINES, PEUPUMERT, FINE STATIONERY and FANCY ARTICLES, which may be confidently relied on as being what we represent them, as we select none hut of the pu rest quality Also, MEDICINE CHEAT*, SURGICAL INSTRL MENTS. TRUSSES, DIETETIC PREPARATIONS, kc., kc. Written orders filled promptly and with care, subject to be returned at uur expense if not of staudard quality. fe'22-tf. Y\TISEMAN'S VERMIFUGE, ** R OK WORM DESTROYER. J" >erae(Jy for Worms is one of the most extraordinary f , nm effectually eradicates Worms of all sorts W ChlUl,vn !ln,i adults. other mineral" 0 * *° C ' ,nUin Uercur >" > n a y furm . nor >">>' and°Fremnnt i =t WI ? EM iJ >f ' Druggist, corner of Baltimore and riemont streets. Price 25 cents. dim. IUSCUT AND CRACKER BAKERY." jrnj/irrHr'i* rT s f<"Oir,) T an ~ f - * ASOV BROTHER, TAMEb D. MASON & Co. having made ll EXTENSIVE ALTERATIONS *n 1a,.„ > 0 IllclUC BISCUIT AND CRACKEU BAXEBY by the introduction of NEW MACHINERY of the LATEST for ° TB 8 ' nowpre P a,ed ° " Q PPI.v any demand PILOT and NAVY BREAD, WATER nrTTTcp SUGAR. PIC NIC and EDINBURGH CRACKERa SODA and WINE BISCUIT, and all K „V, nf ' FANCY CAKES of a quality ° f SUPERIOR TO am OTHER ESRBALI.siiiiENT The PA TEXT REEL Of EX in nee at their Bakery is of novel construction, and is capable of bakinc m d in 1 RELS OF FLOLK per day, into CRACKKKS, and BARRELS KVTO LOAF BREAD. DEALERS are invited to give us a call; they will tind the t*rm at favorable as any other house. _^^ELRI > P , * ETOR ' S w '" great pleasure in exhibiting die OPERATION* OF THEIR OVEN, AT ALL TIMES, to any who may feel an interest in the *'Progress of ime Aqe, and will also conduct them through their extensive establishment. ££?; leave 10 remind the public that this OVEN IS THE ONLY ONE IN USE IN THIS PITY PA "" RLOA ?: S OF . '<"• I-oaf BREAD purpose, can bo had on application to them. JAMES D MASON A Co FORMERLY R. MASO* k BROTHER OLD STAXD, Old Number 98 PRATT STRRRT, fe22 " tf Opposite McClure'j Dock THE MERCANTILE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION. (Founded in 1839.) Occupies the First Floor of the Atherurum Building, IV. H' Corner of St. Caul and Saratoga Streets. r pHE ROOMS are and comfortable, JL well heated and lighted, and quiet. The Library contains now about 15.000 volumes, care fully selected, of History, Poetry, Drama, Theology, Arts and Science Biography, Voyages and Travels, Essays and Reviews, and Fiction, and is increasing at the rate of about 1,000 volumes per annum. It is constantly supplied with the best publications of all these branches of knowledge as well as a fair representation of the current light literature of the present time. The Reading Room is furnished with most of the Maga zines and Reviews of this country and England, as well as a number of American and English newspapers CI T ERKS 3 0P T O Hp W r?T f v mC ' l , f ° r 2 PCCiaI benel of the ci.tKK.i3 O* THE CITI . and is exclusively under their control They alone are eligible for ACT! VE membership The fee for this class is $3 per annum, payable in advance, but the use of its Books and Rooms is open to all other classes, as HONORARY members, ujion the payment of A? 'f, r . " nnum - ln advance. They may draw books from ouiv'rr w., vi3lt the rooms i and are entited to AI.L THE 1 KIV ILEGES of the Association, except voting and hold ing office. Ladies may become Honorary members in their own right. The accounts of either Active or Honorary members may be transferred for the use of ladies or others. The Rooms are open from 10 o'clock A. M., till 2 o'clock r" ■ for , the reception of ladies—and from 2 o'clock till 10 o'clock P. Jf., for Gentlemen. Of persons now using the Library, 84 ACCOUNTS AKI: FOB LADY SUBSCRIBERS, '! " HONORARY .MEMBERS. 860 ACTIVE MEMBERS. fe22 tf WM. P. WEBB &. CO.. IMPORTERS AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS FOR THE SALE Or MEN'S FBBNJSHIXG GOODS, AND TAILORS' TRIMJIINGS, SHIRTS, CMBRELLAS, TWIST COLLARS, SILESIA S, GALLOONS, CRAVATS, BUTTONS, CORDS THREAD, _ SEWING SILK, MACHINE TWIST. No. 20 SOUTH CHARLES STREETS. Four doors below German St., bailors. HT. ROBERTS, • MERCER AND TAILOR, No. 205 BALTIMORE STREET, fe22ly. Baltimore. Ready m a d e c lothln o . JOHN 11. HE A, (£- CO., NORTH-EAST CORNEK OF PRATT AND SOUTH STS., Have on hand a large and select Stock of WINTER CLOTHING, that they are running oil'at a LOW FIGURE to make room for SPRING STYLES. Persona in want would do well to give them a call. Also—A large stock of PIECE GOODS, suitable for cus tom trade, which will be got up in good style at low prices. fe22lm. SAMUEL TA N E YHI LL, ME It CHA XT TAILOR, No. 2 LIGHT ST., OPDOSITE FOUNTAIN HOTEL, Will ina few days receive his full SI'RJXG STOCK of Goods—consisting of CLOTHS, CASSIMERES, VEST INGS, &c . and will be'pleased to take Orders from his friends and the public. A fit guaranteed. Prices reason- fe22lm. prow an!) steir. CHICKERING & SONS, AND „„ R „ NUNNS & CLARK'S CELEBRATED PIAXO EORTES, Constantly receiving and for sale only by F. D. BENTEEN, 181 Baltimore street and 84 Fayette, „ , ... third store west of Charles st. Purchasers will find it to their interest to examine f< , themselves the superior qualities of the above Pianos. Frince & Co.'s Jlelodeons from $45 upwards f22 lm. NEW M U sic ... .fust Published: by MILLER D; BE AC lIAM, IHI BALTIMORE ST; A DA\ DREAM—by J. C. Engelbrecht. ANVIL CHORUS—from Verdi's Trovatore LANCER'S QUADRILLES-taughtby Ed.Lehmann. k BOARDING SCHOOL LlFE—by Chas. Grobe. ♦This beautiful composition, describing a dav at a FE MALE BOARDING SCHOOL, is one of the Author's lest efforts. fe22lm. HENR Y McC AfF REY MUSI C PUB LI S HER, No. 207 BALTIMORE .STREET, IVfUSIC PUBLISHED and received dailv. -LYX MUSIC BOUND in the NEATEST STYLE. fe22 lm MUSIC FOLIOS at ALL PRICES BOUDOIR SEWING MACHINE. PRICE $40.-THIS MACHINE IS RE commended by I. M. Singer & Co., Wheeler k Wilson and Grorer & Baker as being the best single thread Ma chine in the known world; and the price being low pur chasers will find it greatly to their advantage to exam ine it. Also, Wheeler & Wilson's superior FAMILY MACHINE, in Rosewood, Black Walnut and Mahogany cases. Wheel er and Wilson's Machines are really the best ut.cle ever invented for sewing. A great number of certificates can be seen at our store from ladies and gentlemen who have had them in use for a length of time. E. M. PUNDERSON & CO., _ f t: 200 Baltimore street. ODD FELLOWS AND MASON'S RE GALIA, BANNERS, &r ~ IT. s. Bunting and Silk Flags, Military Goods and Ladies' Dress Trimmings, al way on hand and for sale by A. SISCO, # No. 95 BALTIMORE ST, fc-—-ly. _ Baltimore 1 JL. M'PHAIL & BKO'S • HAT, CAP AND FUR STORE, No. 132 BALTIMORE STREET, Between North and Calrert^trect^Jjwi^ Restaurants. LLDON HALL RESTAURANT. No. 78, WEST FAYETTE STREET, REAR ENTRANCE IN BANK LANE. THE undersigned have very recently filled up the building in Fayette street, between St. Paul and Charles Sts., known as "Eldon Hal I", as a restaurant of the first class. No exjiense has been spared to make it acceptable in all its appointments, to gentlemen who mav feel disposed t pay it a visit. There is at all times upon the "snack" counter edibles which can lie served up at a moment's notice and at all hours there are always private rooms for the ac comodation of gentlemen, who may desire to "exchange" thoughts over something which may cheer the inner man. They challenge competition in the matter of CIGARS, GOOD LIQUORS, and ATTENDANCE BT .FAITHFUL SER- T ANTS, which altogether make up the comforts of a restau rant. DINNERS and SUPPERS served for PARTIES prompt ly, AND FAMILIES SUPPLIED with TERRAPINS, OYS TERS &c., at the shortest notice. There are peculiar advantages, in this establishment for the accomodation of gentlemen. The building has a rear entrance from Bank Lane, while there is a private entrance ad lulling to all parts of the house, without passing through lh ?'' ar REILLY A SNYDER fe'22d Iw42aw2w. BINN'S EAT INO SALOON, No. 40 WEST PRATT STREET, Between Frederick ami Market Space. NPHF, PROPRIETOR OF THIS WIDE J- ly ktiowu Saloon, having recently made extensive improvements in several departments of his buildings is prepared to furnish DINNERS, SUPPERS, 4c.. at as cheap rates and in a style which he will not permit of being sur passed. Families supplied with Oysters, in every variety of style; also, Terrapins. Turtles, Poultry, Venison and Fish; the last named lie is daily in receipt of by Express from the South. All articles delivered free by RINN'S Express Wagon fe22-tf. I L L FA M H A R R I s , MAKER AND IMPORTER OP GUNS, RIFLES and PISTOLS 116 West Pratt street, keeps constantly on hand a large assortment of Bird and Ducking Guns, (double and single barrel;) Six handled Revolvers; Rifies made to order; Dupoufs Gun Powder; Powder Flasks, Bird Bags, Shot Belts and Pouches, ami many other articles necessary for Sportsmen. Repairing done at tliej-hortest notice, and with neatness. [fe22 lin. JAMES M. ANDERSON 4 SON, ENGRAVERS, No. 148 Baltimore Street. BANK NOTE, STEEI. 4 COPPER PLATE PRINTING TNVITATION, WEDDING, VISITING J. Cards, etc.. Engraved and Printed in the most fashion able styles. Corporate and Notarial Seals, Letter Stamps etc. London and Paris Visiting Cards, De La Rue's En velopes, etc. fe2 2tf W.M. ORANGE A CO. SHIPPING AND G EN ERA L COM M TSS lON MERCHANTS NO. 119 W. LOMBARD STREET. I" ARGE STOCKS OF THE "PUREST WHKSKEY, OLD VIRGINIA PLANTERS'. ZIEGLER'S, CONGRESS. BKOW.NKI.L S. and other Cele brated Brands, with every description of Brandies. Ports Sherries and other Wines, Rectified Whiskey, 4c.. always on hand at the most moderate prices. White Wine anil Cider Vinegar of superior quality. Liberal advances made on Consignments of Mer chandise generally. Western and other PRODUCE Flour Butter, Cheese, Provisions, Raw Whiskey, Alcohol, Dried Apples, and Fruit generally. Particular attention paid to the purchase and sale of Clo ver and other Seeds, Grain. Toliacdo, 4c. Orders promptly executed for every description of Mer chandise, Groceries, Foreign F'ruit, Packed Oyters, 4c. fe22-ly. BARGAINS IN We are selling our extensive STOCK of P ARLOR, BEDROOM, DINING ROOM, AND HALL FURNITURE, at very low prices, corresponding with the times, FOR CASH, or GOOD XOTES. at 4 months. MEACHAM k HEYWOOD, fe24 lm 10 North Charles st. ADAM SNIVELET. 8. W. COOKK. SNIVELEY & COOKE, No. 5 COMMERCE STREET, Baltimore. Wholesale dealers in BUTTER, CHEESE, AND PRODUCE Having a LARGE, WELL SELECTED and FRESH on hand, dealer* are invited to give us a call. tar BUTTER for EXPORTATION PACKED with great c —• fe22lm. miII,DEWS' DEPOT. gQ om ni BUNDS, FRAMES, HOT BED SASH, ANl)OTHCn'inii I A NG3 ' &c ' J'KESSED FLOORING WL PAI'vTS BKI , CKd ' H t UR ' HABD , BUILDING MaTFill 11 ,' and ever > description of modating terms ) ! moderate rates and ou accoui co m! to o,deri an " buildings furnished with t '" of the entire cost o, ments effected i.ri,n.mi i .f ' a despatch. Ship menu enectea promptly to all accessible points by vno d.. . R JOHNSON, Rrmt * sfreet, (near BALTIMORE, THURSDAY, MARCH IS, 1858. Insurance Cumpucs. INSURANCE CARD. I.OOK WELL TO THE COMPANY IN WHICH YOU e . INSURE. T8 SAML. W. T. HOPPER'S, Insurance Agencv. LT NO. 67 SECOND STREET h Being a regularly LICENSED AO EXT, I will continue ' 8 to effect INSURANCE AT LOW RATES, WITHOUT I)E e LAY, in none other than companies KNOWN TO BE i- strictly FIRST CLASS. ALL LOSSES promptly adjusted II and paid by the undersigned. E SAML. W. T. HOPPER, R 67 SECOND STREET. REFERENCES FOR THE COMPANY: , MESSRS. RICE, CHASE & Co., 10 and 12 Herman street, F ' DALL, GIBBONS A Co.. 22 Hanover street. I A. 1,. WEBB & BRO., cor. Pratt and Commerce S streets, - CHAS W. RIDOELV, ESQ ., Attorney at Law, 34 St. Paul r 'treet. mrt-eolm 1? QUI TABLE FIRE INSURANCE I AJ SOCIETY. CHARTER PERPETUAL. OFFICE, NO. 19 SOUTH STREET. THE BALTIMORE EQUITABLE SOCIETY will Insure HOUSES and FURNITURE from LOSS OR DAMAGE BY FIRE, at very cheap rates, on the Mutual or Beneficial plan, and grant Carpenter's Risks, on pleasing terms. Owners of Projierty insured in the EQUITABLE Office have uo further responsibility than the amount of their deposits, and on the expiration of policies, they are enti tled to receive a cash dividend of twenty-eight per cent The public are respectfully invited to call at the office. No. 19 SOUTH STREET, where the principles on which the Society insure will be fully explained. DIRECTORS: THOMAS KELSO, BENJAMIN DBFORD, ILLIAM KENNEDY, SAMUEL KIRBY, HENRY RIEMAN, MICHAE WARNER' .JAMES FRAZIER, DANIEL AIL, CHARLES R. CARROLL, ROBERT . DOBBIN AUSTIN JENKINS, DANIEL WAR FIELD.' utrrTr t> i AX ,R,R. FRANCIS A. CROOK, Treasurer. HI <>ll B. JONES, Secretary. |y# THE GREAT WESTERN ( MARINE) A INSURANCE COMPANY . .. . , „ OP .XE IF YORK. Authorized Capital. $5,000,000 Cash Capital (already jxiid in) 1.000.000 Surplus Fund (represented by scrip) '560,000 Assetts Jan. 1,1858 2 276 000 This Company combines the advantages of the "mixed plan (so long and profitably practiced by tbe best Life In surance Companies in Euro|>e) blending the desirable se curity of a large Cash Capital , with a liberal return of the profits to its customers. All Marine and Inland risks insured on most favorable terms. RICII D LATHERS, Prest. JNO. A. PARKER, Ist V. Prest. DOUGLAS ROBINSON, Sec'y. J. F. Cox. 2d do. COLIN MACKENZIE, Agent in Baltimore, i* __ Office Commercial Buildings. BALTIMORE FIRE INSURANCE CO. (ESTABLISHED UPWARDS OF HALF A CENTURY.) XE IF BUILDING, S. W. CORNER OF SOUTH AND WATER STREETS This Company INSURES AGAINST LOSS OR DAM AGE BY FIRE, iu the city or country, on the various de scriptions of property. BOARD OF DIRECTORS. J. I. COHEN, JR., President E. A. TAYLOR, WM. GILMOR. U. (i. HARRISON, J. PENNINGTON, S. T. THOMPSON, JOSHUA I. COHEN, GSO. R. VLCKEKS, J. BLRCKHEAD, JR., F. W. AI.RICKS, FRANCIS T. KINO, S. O. HOFFMAN, HENRY CARROLL, DAVID S. WILSON, R. S. STEDART W. F. WORTHINOTON, fe22-tf. FRED'K WOODWORTII, Secretary. THE HOWARD FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY OF BALTIMORE, Make Insurances on every description of Property within the limits of the City. OFFICE—S. E. COR. HOWARD AND CLAY STREETS. ANDREW REESE, PRESIDENT, DIRECTORS: M. Benzinger, Augustus Shriver, Aaron Fenton, Henry J. Werdebaugh William Ortwine, Geo. P. Thomas, Samuel R. Smith, ('has. W. George, James M. Pouder, Wm. G. Power, Charles Hoffman, F.lisha H. Perkins 6:22-1 m. GEO. HARLAN WILLIAMS, Sec'y IJMRE INSURANCE AGENCY. GEORGE B. CGALK, COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS, GAY STREET, AGENT WITH FULL POWERS FOR THE HARTFORD FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY, Cash Capital $500,000 HOME INSURANCE CO. OF NEW YORK CITY Cash Capital $500,000. NORTH AMERICAN FIRE INS CO. OF HARTFORD Cash Capital $3OO.UUt>. Property of all kinds in TOWN or COUNTRY insured at the most reasonable terms. JOHNSTON'S INSURANCE ROOMS, PHOENIX BUILDINGS. 73 SECOiXD STREET. AGGRECATE CAPITAL REPRESENTED EIGHT MILLIONS DOLLARS. MARINE INSURANCE, FIRE INSURANCE, LIFE INSURANCE, • Capital and Surplus. MERCANTILE MUTUAL (Marine) In. Co., N. Y. $031,000 INSURANCE Co. of the VA LLEY OF VA. 352 000 SECURITY FIRE INSURANCE Co. of N. Y. 250*000 PHfENIX " '' •• it, non WASHINGTON " •• NEW WORLD " . .10, ""! ALBEMARLE " Va 400 000 LYNCHBURG '• >■ COMMONWEALTH " Pa. 178.000 U.S. LIFE u *• i 050 coo And other strictly FIRST CLASS Companies, forming an AGGREGATE CAPITAL of OYER EIGHT MILLIONS DOLLARS. Policies issued; losses adjusted and paid at this office the subscriber being fully accredited agent. , M . THOS. D JOHNSTON, y. Underwriter. MARINE INSURANCE. COL V MB 1 AN (MARINE) INSURANCE COMPANY OF NEW YORK. Cash Capital $500,000 Cash paid in--- 200 000 Security notes paid in tno'ncn THOS. LORD, President. R. C. MORRIS, Vice President PIERRE C. KANE, Secretary. ' The undersigned having been duly appoiuted AGENT of J,TTi ( I O .S, p^ ny ' is reparert to receive applications for IN SIR AXLE on all Marine aud Inland risks SOL. B. DAYIES, . „ „ of Davies k Warfietd, m. No. 1C Spear's wharf. BALTIMORE LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY. No- 15 SOUTH STREET, INCORPORATED IN 1830-GWcr Perpetual. JOHN I. DONALDSON, President. 'UHIS COMPANY proposes to insure lives i X for one or more years, or for life. With their rates the assured enjoys the benefit of an immediate in lieu of a prospective and uncertain bonus. He risks neither his policy nor the premium he has paid. These premiums may be made payable annually semi- 1 annually, or quarterly, at option of the assured ' ' The Company buys and grants annuities. Sells endowments for Children. Makes all contracts in which Life or the interest of Monev is involved. A. B. COULTER, Medical Examiner, Dr. DONALDSON, 84 Franklin Street f22 ly I|MRE AND LIFE INSURANCE OFFICE, NO. 63 SECOND STREET, BALTIMORE. JOHN G. PROUD k SONS, Representing Compantes of the highest standing, with larqe lash Capitals. Policies issued, and Losses paid at the Agency * prnv'v r I v StT u A NC E Co ' * of Hartford v Conn. $1.500,000 NrniftiXiA " ** u asn nnn A " Springfield, Mass. 275^000 n Hartford, 225,000 fe22tf ' ew York 400,000 ASSOCI ATED FIREMEN'S INSUR ANCE OFFICE, No. 4 SOUTH STRFFT OPEN DAILY for the INSURANCE OF ALL DESCRIP TIONS OF PROPERTY WITHIN THE LIMITS OF THE JOHN R. MOORE, President. DIRECTORS I JAMES GETTV, Mechanical, J. C. WHEEDEN, Columbian GEORGEHARMAN , Union, J. TRUST, First Baltimore, ' , M " AI KEB - Friendship, FRANCIS BURNS United L,TJ O RLOW ' JAMES YOUNO, Franklin, Sii ~ J.. 8 ; Liberty, J. PEABON, JR., Washington, SAMLEI. KIRK Independent. LANCASTER OULD, Patapsco, R. C. MASON, I yilant, F. A. MILLER, Howard, U! N R."' 1 BRCCE. Watchman, JAS. B. GEORUE, SR., Pioneer Jos. C. BOTD, iMfauette Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1. J • fe22,f JOHN DPKEHART, Secretary. MARINE AND INLAND INSURANCE. THE SUN MUTAL INSURANCE T ww . COMPANY OF NEW YORK Insures Marine and Inland Navigation Risks, on terms as favorable as those of any other Company. All iiersons tak ing Policies from this Company are entitled to a share of the profits, without incurring any liability, beyond the amount of Premium. The assets of the Company liatde for the payment of losses, are over 42.000 000 ' A. B. NEILSON, Presa't. A. SEATON, V. Pres't J. WHITEHEAD Sec C. OLIVER O'DO.NNELL. Agent in Baltimore. ly- No. 51 EXCHANOE PLACE. ]VTATIONAL FIRE INSURANCE COM AN PANY OF BALTIMORE Incorporated by the STATE OF MARYLAND, 1849 OFFICE NO. 13 SOUTH STREET THE COMPANY INSURES EVERY DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY IN THE CITY OR COUNTY AGAINST LOSS OR DAMAGE foJlN' URA NC ft"* <Ui ' i U ' det * rmine u P (,n applications JOHN B. SEIDENSTRICKF.R, D „ President. 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STOCK BROKER , DOMESTIC. EXTRAORDINARY AFFAIR — A YOPNO LADY SCARED INTO MAKKIAUE—ONE OF THE I'AHTY SHOT R.Y HER RATHER. —\\ e find the following account of a very extraordinary aflair, alleged recently to have hap pened in Kemper county, Mis?., in the last number of the Philadelphia (Neshoba co.) Bulletin: \\ bile Mr. Duncan Mcl.aurin, living two miles northwestot lie Kalb was in Alabama, Mr. Everett Koherts and his wile, Rigsby, his overseer, anil two or three other persons, in company with a carpenter in the employ of Roberts, by the name of Newson, went to the residence of Mr. MeLaurin for the pur pose of getting his daughter to marry Newson.— Koherts and his wife went into the house, and not huding the girl. K s wife went into the kitchen where the girl was, and talked with her some tiuie, trvinc to induce her to marry Newson: but the girl replied that she knew very little of the man, and had never agreed to marry him. When R.'s wife came back into the house, the girl's mother asked them what was the matter ? I heir reply was, that it was none of her business They all left, and that night a portion of the same | crow d (liigsby along) went back to the house, and not finding the girl at home, asked a little boy I where she was, and he told them that she was lit j Mr. Moss', (a near neighbor,)—so they left and | went to Moss'. One of their company went into the house and insisted upon the girl marrying Newson, but to no purpose; whereupon, Newson went in and asked to see the girl privately; and the girl's sister, who was with he'-, said she intended to hear every word that was said. Newson told her that he had already taken out the license, and that it she did not marry him, both would be disgraced: and after much tormenting and exciting l?cr, she went to Rogers' house and w as married to him. When Mr. MeLaurin returned home, Roberts sent him a note by liigsby, and MeLaurin told him that it he or liigsby wished to have any communication with him, that they must send it through ll.'s son or negroes— that he would not have anything to do with them. The next morning Riggby appeared again, and MeLaurin told him the same. The third morning lie made his appearance, and was ordered out of the house, but would not go, and gave Mr. and Mrs. MeLaurin the lie, rising from his"seat and running his hand into his pocket, and commenced taking it outj anil thereupon Mr. MeLaurin pulled down his gun and shot him through, saving at the time that no man should give his wile the lie. W hen the jury of inquest examined the pockets of Rigsby, the Sheriff took from his pocket an open knife. We received the above statement from a very re liable citizen of our county, who was over in Kem per at the time of the occurrence. Narrow Escape prom Drowning.—A correspond ent of the Jej)ernvuiim, gives the following graphic narration of his recent adventures in a mill darn, ni ar Charlottesville, while gathering ice : Hie ice was thin, the water deep, anil to inspire confidence in its safety, I assisted in floating the ice to the shore, when, at an unguarded moment, I stepped oil the plank and broke through. 1 called to my man to throw me a plank, when, stepping on his own, lie also broke through. This was ji fix, as neither of us could swim and were in the wa ter over our depth, surrounded by broken ice, struggling to keep our heads above the strangula tion point, while those on the shore ran to our as sistance. Fortunately, 1 had a long pole which I had been using, and which I passed through my hands until persons on the bank eould reach It, and w as draw 11 sulliciently near to shore to enable me to touch bottom, w hen t turned and pushed with the pole the plank that had been thrown to the servant hut which lie could reach when he clung to it, and with the hook on the pole drew it to me, and then we were both pulled out by those who came to our timely rescue. A mill "the noise and confusion" and the alarm, 1 attempted to buoy the servant up against fright by urging him to "keep cool," when the darkey an swered, "Oh! tnassa, lis most frozed now. It was so intensely cold that in a minute after our re lease lroui the liquid element, our clothes were a sheet ol ice, and we had to walk a mile before our garments could be changed. I happened to have on the same coat that 1 wore on another sad and me morable occasion, when the sea and fire ushered fifty odd souls into eternity, and 1 was providenti ally and miraculously saved from a watery grave. AWKI I. SITUATION.— At Cincinnati, the other day, Mr. T. Kingston, who puts up lightning rods, climbed to the top of the spire of St. Paul's Cathe dral, two hundred and thirty-five feet, where, hav ing left his ladder below, he clung by his arms and legs, fastened the last foot of the rod, and attached its point -quite a heavy piece of metal—securely, a" he supposed, to the cross surmounting the stee ple. He had just completed this difficult and dan gerous task, watched by a number of persons in the street below, and while' looking at the work and ex periencing the satisfaction which results from haz ard passed and labor accomplished, of a sudden some thing heavy struck him and made his brain reel until he could hardly see. Instead of losing his hold at once, as would seem to have been the natural re sult, he clung with a power beyond himselfinstinct ivel.V to the spire, lie knew not what had occurred, and to his Confused senses it appeared that the stee ple was tumbling; or that some strange cause was about to bring the vast structure to the ground. Some forty seconds—an age to him—must have elapsed before he sufficiently collected his scattered thoughts to know that the entire upper part of the rod had fallen upon his head, causing the blood to trickle over his forehead and nearly blind him. He was in a dreadful perplexity and most dangerous po sition. He feared if he moved he would go cleav ing the air to a terrible death upon the stony street below—anil at the same time he knew he could not, in the disordered state of his nerves and his increas ing weakness, retain his grasp much longer. If he stirred he might tall; if he remained he certainly would; and so determined to make at least one el fort for his life, he put one foot very cautiously, then his arms, and then moved the other foot; and, after half a minute of exertion and the greatest dan ger, he touched the topmost round of the ladder, and in a lew seconds more was inside the steeple and safe. Then it was Mr. K.'s great courage and strength forsook him; his nerves and muscles relaxed; "he grew deathly sick; his knees gave way; his vision swam, and he sank upon the platform" insensible.— He must have lain there half an hourbeforehe could rise and walk, and he did not recover from the shock for more than a fortnight afterwards. The people gazing up at him from the street de scribe the scene as painful and exciting in the ex treme. When they observed the rod tall, a thrill of horror ran through their hearts, and two women swooned away: for they expected to behold him the next moment dashed to pieces at their feet. Torcnixa INCIDENT.- -The Columbus correspond ent of the PainesriHe Telegraph, in a letter dated March Bth, relates the following : A nice little "scene" took place at the Penitentia ry, on Saturday afternoon—of which I will try to give the readers of the Telegraph some notion. A few years since there was sent to that institution from Hamilton county, for a long term of years, on the charge of burglary, an old Polish exile; an old man who had fought bravely for his country and liberty. In this land of strangers, and with no friends, the old man had never for a moment enter tained the idea of release, and patiently was toiling through his weary months. Some facts have recently come to light, as I hear the rumor, showing that the old man was not guiltv of the crime charged upon him. At anv rate, the Governor decided upon his pardon: and Saturdav afternoon, Gov. Chase's daughter, a fair and noble girl of seventeen or eighteen summers—and who in her person proves that the generally accepted truth that "great men never have great sons," does not reach to daughter* —takes the pardon and makes her way to the prison. Without intimating her mission she desires the warden to ask the old Polander, whose name I have now forgotten, to come to the sitting room The old man, his head white with the accumu lated burden of years and trouble, was not long in answering the summons, for who, thought he, in all this world, could ask for him. The pardon was put in his trembling hand. Oh! then the joy. It was all so unexpected—and came through such hands! The old hero fairly capered for joy. He eould scarcely find words among his broken Kn glish through which to tell his thankfulness. All, it was a blessed scene for those who had the joyful privilege of looking on. The fair and modest he roine, 1 know, will shrink from this public recital; but one cannot well forbear telling so beautiful an event. A UAILBOAII INCIDENT. —Conductor Woodall, of the Little Miami (Ohio) railroad, noticed a young girl in his train going East, and came to collect her fare. He observed that she had but four dollars, although she was going to New York as she said. He became interested in her, learned that she lived in New York, but came West to work, and had been taken sick. This storv was told to candid! v that the conductor, who had watched the narrator close ly, could not doubt its truth. "If that is the case, I" cannot take your money," he said. '♦lndeed, sir,' it is true." "Then take your money back," was his answer, and he passed along. Through with his collection, he related the cir cumstance to a couple of gentlemen passengers, and proposed to head a subscription list if they would go through the train and take up a collection for the girl. The gentlemen readily agreed to this, and in a few minutes had the pleasure of handing to the girl some seventeen dollars, enough to pay Tier way to New York. She knew nothing of the movement until she received the money, when her grateful feelings gave vent in copious tears. No one doubt ed her honesty. But Woodall was not satisfied. Before she left the train he gave her a memorandum setting forth the route she should take, and a card, which he re quested her to use instead of tickets. On the card was written the following: "To 3ft/ Brother Conductor* : 1 have passed this worthy young lady on my train to Columbus. A collection was taken up for her, and seventeen dol lars placed in her hands by the passengers. For (bid's sake, don't take a cent of it. "WOODALL, "Conductor Little .Miami It. K." This no doubt enabled ber to reach borne safelv and with money in her purse. PAUPER STATISTICS OK NEW YORK. - The whole number of paupers supported by the State of New \ T ork, Daring the year 1857, was 173,249, only 64 - 270 of whom weie'Aniericans, at an expense of Si! 354,383.90. r ' DESPERATE ATTEMPT TO LVXCH.—A letter from Vandalia, 111., dated March 6th, savs : "On Fridav morning last our town was thrown into quite an excitement by a rumor that a large mob were con gregating at the Blutf, about two miles from this town for the express purpose of hanging lleacli.- the rdierin, Akin Evans, becoming convinced that such was the fact, immediately issued a summons to all law-abiding citizens to hold themselves in readiness to repel in case any attempt should be made to break open the jail. At about 7". in the evening the church bells announced the fact that the moo had arrived. They inarched in double tile to the door of the jail, which, after a few min utes' consultation, they stormed. Too much credit cannot be awarded Mr. Evans for his straight-for ward manly course. Twice or thrice did he repel the mob, and stood against the door oflleacli's cell until he was literally dragged away by the mob and held, hut getting loose, went immediately back to Ins station. The lock of the cell was struck eight or ten heavy blows with a hammer, but .lid uot 'yield. The mob still cried loudly to hang him—that nothing but his blood would satisfy. They were headed bv a broth er of the murdered man. The origin of the excite ment was a report haying been circulated that the jail was not securely guarded, and that lfeach had abundant chance to escape: that the jail was not safely guarded at night, Ac., which we know our selves to he an erroneous idea, for there has been a guard over him night and day ever since lie has been confined. After squabbling for some time, and numerous appeals having been made to them, urging them to let the law take its course, and promises oil the part of the Sheriff that he should be securely guarded by men of their own choice, their excitement gave place to their better sense, and about K o'clock the Sheriff persuaded them to adjourn to his office, and where a few moments before all was noise and clamor, was now silent as the churchyard. Too much praise cannot he bestowed upon our most worthy and efficient Sheriff for the manner in which he did his duty." How LEGISLATORS VOTE — PHILOSOPHY OF THE AYES AND NOES. —An "occasional" correspondent of the I hiladelphia Pre#*, gires the following description of the manner in which prominent Senators and Members of the House of Representatives cast their votes on the Kansas Question. The sketch is quite a graphic one but bears evidence of being colored by the political predilections of the writer: . An edifying way of spending an hour in the Cap itol, is to take your seat in the gallery and hear the ayes and noes on the Kansas question, as the Secretary, in the Senate, and the Clerk, in the House, call over the names. The responses of the Northern men are particularly significant. When Douglas is called, he raises his fine head, shakes hack his bushy locks, and utters his emphatic No, like a man who is glad to say it. .Senator Under votes Aye with a scary glance at (he galleries, as if he expected a shower bath to descend upon him. Allen, of Rhode Island, rather insinuates his opin ions. Wright, of New Jersey, votes like a man who is uttering his own death'warrant. John It llionison, of the same State, is the most emphatic in Ins Lecomptonism. He goes for the President right or wrong, and seems to like if. liroderick,' who stands by Douglas, utters his decision in a resolute and defiant tone. I'ugh ltoks up with a pale face, and votes No, "under instructions." Bright records his vote quietly always, anil Fitch is as emphatic as a now convert to such a side generally is. There is something in every man's voice and manner, as he votes on this question, showing who is and who is not sincere. Stroll over into the new hall of the House, anil hear the roll called on the same issue. Florence goes for Le compton with a rush, and votes Aye with infinite sound: handy resignedly, as if the decree for him had been recorded; Phillips nervously, conscious that he has been 011 lour sides ol this question since it opened; Owen Jones, steadily on the other side No; Chapman, ("ditto to Mr. Burke,") gracefully but firmly, No; Glancy Jones, Aye, as from an over burdened conscience and a paralytic heart; Dim mick tremblingly on the same side, because he knows he is plentifully pledged to the other; Leidy j A ye, to his own and everybody's surprise; Hickman, his black eyes gleaming from his pale, in tellectual face, clear and 111:111 fully. No; Den art, in quiringly, No ? Beill v, uncertainly, No 1 Dr. A hi, abstractedly, Aye; Allison White, as if his mind was made up. Aye; Gillis, consoling himself bv a huge dip into his snuff-box, i fur he is not afraid,) Ave; Montgomery, his fine figure looming up from the crowd, and his laughing face shining full on the speaker, No. It is worth a day's ride to see. 1 he Ocala 1 'ont/m 11 i,m confirms the re cent reports from other sources of Hie probable early termination of the war against the Indians in Flori da. In its number of the !>th iust., it says: "We learn from a passenger who arrived here on the stage from Tampa, on the sth inst., that there is now a fair prospect of an immediate termination ol the Seminole war. The delegation from the West had been into the Indian country, and, bein" una ble to find any thing of Bowlegs or his" tribe, had returned, hut soon made another ef fort to find them out. On the last occa sion they had not proceeded far before they met a bearer ot a white Hag, and soon met Billy himself with several of his men. Billy said that he was satisfied with the war, as were most of his men; but lie wished to see Jumper, who did not go out with the rest of the delegation, before he could say what lie would ilo. It is understood that- Hilly ami .lumper have been at enmity for some time past, and it is suppos ed that if they can makeup their difficulty the Sem moles will agree to go West at once. We think the war in Florida is at an end, but would have no ef fort relaxed for its earnest prosecution until the riddance is completed." SINGULAR CIRCUMSTANCE.— On the 23d ultimo a passenger came to Portland by the steamer An<'lo- Saxon, and took lodgings at one of the city hotels Next morning he took the cars for this citv in com pany with a gentleman who had.remained at the same house with him over night, 4 with whose counte nance he, somehow or other, imagined himself fa miliar. They got into conversation in cominn down the Eastern Railroad, but nothing transpired to elicit the fact whether or not they had been old acquaintances. When they arrived at the depot, and had attended to their luggage, one of the gen tlemen inquired in the hearing of the other for a cab to take him to a certain street in Charles town. The other said he purposed going to the same street, and the two engaged the same convey ance. On arriving at the street in question it ap peared that they both designed to call on the same individual. This strange series of coincidence greatly puzzled both; but their mutual surprise and delight can be imagined but in a degree when they found that they were brothers, and that thev had thus singularly met at the house of a third brother. One ot them has been in the service of the Pacha of Egypt for 22 years, the other has spent 10 years in the East Indies, while the third has been in this country during 19 years past. The brothers are natives of Scotland, and have not seen each other for 24 years.— Button Ledycr. ALLEGED LIBELOUS ROMANCE. —Joseph Eddv, a res ident of St. Louis, Mo., appeared before "Justice Kelly at the Jefferson market Police Court, a few days ago, and made a complaint against Lewis Beach, residing at the corner of Fifth avenue ami Thirty-fifth street, for libel. Mr. Eddy states that Mr. Beach was the author of a romance published in the Sunday Dinpaich, in the month of October last, called the "Speculator's Doom," which re flected severely upon the complainant: and alt hough his name was not mentioned in connection with the tale, yet it had a tendency to injure his fair fame and destroy the happiness of his family. He fur ther stated that several copies of the newspaper con taining the story had been sent to St. Louis, and there circulated' among his friends and relatives with a view to do him injury; that his friends wrote to him about the matter, and stated that copies of the paper containing the libel had been sent to them from New York. Upon the strength of Mr. Eddy's statement Justice Kellv issued a warrant for the arrest of the accused party. Mr. Beach was brought before the Court and required to give bail in the sum of $3,000 to answer.— Herald March 17. ELOPEMENT IN MASSACHUSETTS.—A few davs since the wife of a gentleman in Xatick, Mass.", eloped with a man who had been boarding in the family, between whom and the woman an improper intima cy is said to have existed for some time. The par ticulars of the affair are thus related : About two weeks since the husband, having occasion to return to his residence at an hour when his arrival was un expected, was astonished at the discovery of his wife's perfidy. The all'air was, however, passed over in silence, and but little was heard of it until Tuesday last, when the husband, returning from his accustom ed occupation, learned, to his stdl greater surprise, that his faithless wife hail absconded in couipanv with the gentlemanly boarder. Before separating herself from the home which she had rendered mis erable, the mother took an affectionate leave of her little son, giving him a piece of money, and telling him that he would never see her more. Nothing has been heard of the guilty woman or her paramour since they left town, nor is their present whereabouts known to the parties most deeplv interested.—lion tun Traveller, Mare), 12. VICTIM or OELCSIOV.—A woman of education and refinement, whose residence is in lowa, came to city two or three weeks since, on a visit to her brother, a respectable physician, and on the same day left his house, and was not heard of for several days -the brother believing that she must have re turned home. It appeared, however, that she mean time visited several acquaintances in the city, and was found at the residence of Le Rov Sunderland, where she was a raving maniac; on Sundav night having assured the inmates of the house tliat the uorld \\oul<l enmo to an end at midnight, and in her ravings broken up the furniture and other arti cles, which she said was required of her by spirits. •She was brought into Court to-day, insensible to everything going on around her, and on evidence of insanity, was ordered to be sent to the hospital at Taunton.— llnnton Traveller. CAPTURE OK FVLSE-PRETKNCK MEN. Sergeant Ber ney recived a dispatch from Baltimore on Satur day, stating that a party calling himself John F. Simon, had obtained $2,000 or S3,(MR) worth of goods at Baltimore and fled with them to this citv in com pany of another person, who appeared to he his brother. The parties, on arriving hereon Monday, were arrested, aud their goods seized on board of PRICE TWO CENTS. one of tile Baltimore propellers. The prisoners an- John Sussmuth and Win, Sussmuth. It was their intention to proceed direct to Germany. Thev are waiting a requisition to be sent hack to Baltimore. Iribune• Mr. hverett's discourse on charity, delivered in Georgetown on Monday evening, was listened tobv a very large audience, who were charmed by the exquisite matter and admirable manner of the learn ed and accomplished speaker. We understand that the v ery handsome aunt of about $B5O was re alized. Last evening at the Smithsonian Institution Mr. Lverett s auditory numbered nearly one thousand, the Mayor ot Washington presided and the Hon. Secretaries ot State and the Interior were present upon the platform. ■. The Cincinnati Comma-rial states that the major ity of horticulturists in that region are deploring the sad calamity that has befallen the peach crop.— It states that the last warm spell, succeeded bv sharp, frosty weather, killed a largo portion of the orchards thereabouts; but speaks of having met with several truit raisers, however, who express a hope that the orchards have partially escaped. i■ ? 'O'H.TSiox ON THE Ouio—The steamers Great Western and Princess came in collision at three o clock on Saturday morning, opposite Ua- Jeigh, Ky. The Princess sank in ten minutes to her hurricane deck. The cabin passengers on the Prin cess were saved, together with the books and bag gage. One woman and two children, deck passen im I3 V> a " mH ' the deck hands were drowned. Ihe Great Western took the rescued passengers to Sliawneetown. Hiram Cole, charged with poisoning his wife, in Leaugu county, Ohio, and whose arrest a fen months since, was attended with such trouble is likely to go unwhipt of justice alter all. He was tried at Chardon last week, but the jury were una ble to agree, and were discharged. They stood eight lor murder in the first degree, and four for murder in the second degree. THE UTAH SUPPLIES.— RusseII A Majors, the great Contractors for Utah supplies, have given notice that their train will start from Nebraska City, N. T., at the earliest practicable moment, certainly'not later than the Ist ot April. They will start from eight hundred to one thousand wagons, and will re quire six to eight thousaud pairs of oxen, for which they will pay $75 per pair. They will also need 1,-00 men, for whose services they will pay $25 per month, out and back. . A shocking atlray occurred in a drinking saloon 1? ! 1 Avenue. Three men, named Joseph Kelly, John Murphy and Patrick Law lor, became engaged in a row, when the latter drew a dirk knife and stabbed Kellv and Murphy in a terrible manner. The particulars are given in another col umn. The preliminary examination of Jacob 11. Mott, who is charged with being implicated in the Union Hank ion, was postponed vostcrdav in con sequence of a prior engagement of Sheritf" Willett, who has the accused in custody. It will be com menced this afternoon, at three o'clock, before the Recorder at his chambers. We are happy to say that the shipping yards ol New 1 ork are showing an improvement'in busi liess, and are at last commencing to employ the usual number of hands The large iron works of our city have also shown a largo increase of busi ness during the last three months, and have every prospect of a busy seasou.— /f< rulii, 31, 17. CimsAPEiKE AMI OHIO CVN U.. —ln the Senate of \ irginia, on the l.'lth instant, a communication was received Irom the Executive announcing the receipt of a letter from 1,. P. Payne, of the firm of Selden, \\ it hers .V Co., regarding the Chesapeake and Ohio ('.anal Company. The Executive recommends the appointment of a law agent to investigate the af fairs of this Company, with a view to protect the interests of Virginia therein. A robbery of a banker's safe, in Henry, 111., showed rather a strange deficiency in capital. The robbers louml $l5O in gold. $l5O in currency, and $lO,OOO in bills on the bank of Greensborough, Ga. The Peoria Triiiium'/it, wbieh tells the story, says that "three hundred dollars in money with which to redeem $lO,OOO in shinplasters, is decidedly sug gestive." The reeling in favor of a general bankrupt law appears to he growing in New York, and many of the prominent presses and business men are its warm advocates. It is suggested that the defects of the act ol Isi I can be avoided and a system of bankruptcy formed, which will do justice to both debtor and creditor. JUDICIAL NOMINATIONS IN MASSACHUSETTS. — Gov. Banks has nominated to Hie Council for the varan cies upon the bench of the Superior Court, Hon. Charles Allen of Worcester, as Chief Justice, in the place of Nelson, resigned: and Nnrcus Morton, Jr., of Andover, in place of Abbott, resigned. RIVEU DISASTEK. —The steamer Henry A. Jones, when near Augusta, Ky., on the niglit'of the 27tli ult., was burned to the water's edge. One or two persons were badly burned, but no lives were lost. The boat was valued at $15,000, and insured lor $lO,OOO. A VILLAGE FOP. SALE.— The sherilf of Newark ad vertises for sale the entire village id' Malaga, in New Jersey. It consists of more than 5,000 acresofland, with glass works, mills, and forty dwelling houses. The village exhibits a scene of desolation and aban donment, so complete and thorough as to be rarely exceeded. | SENTENCED. —At Edgefield C. 11., South Carolina, Ceorge Tilman, tried for the murder of demy A. j Christian, has been convicted of manslaughter, and j sentenced to two vears' imprisonment, and a fine of i $2,000. A PCBLIC BEKEFACTOB. —Mr. Ceorge Iteniek has ! donated to the town of Chillicothe, Ohio, thirty-five acres of ground in the southwestern part of the I city, as a public pleasure ground, to be called "Re ! nick" Park. AN UNENVIABLE DISTINCTION.— It is stated, on what appears to be undoubted authority, that the | city of Cincinnati, Ohio, contains more groggeries than any other city in the United States, except j New York. The Commissioners appointed to investigate the affairs of the Hartford County Savings Association estimate the value of the property at s2til,s4t>.U3. 1 he liabilities of the Association are stated atS3B9,• 800.10. The residence of Alfred C. Jennings, Esq., a large and extensive building in Culpepper countv, Va., was burned down on Friday last. There was a par tial insurance. I)r. Samuel C. Anderson was examined in Wythe villc, Va., last week, on the charge of having robbed the mail of a letter containing a check for $3BO, and remanded to jail for final trial. CUBA. —There arc rumors that Commissioners for the purchase of Cuba, will soon be appointed. .MARYLAND ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE METHODIST PROTESTANT CHURCH. SIXTH DAY'S PHOCEElUNUS.— Philadelphia, March 1C. —A part of yesterday morning's session was oc cupied bv a meeting of the Superannuated Fund Society, with the Rev. J. N. Everest in the chair. Rev. J. Varden, the agent of the Society, reported the names of the following gentlemen as Managers of the Society: J. W. Richardson, E. Yeates Reese, J. (x. Clarke, W. 11. Oritlith and C. W. Ridgely, Ministers of the East and West Baltimore Stations. Wesley Starr was nominated Treasurer. The report was accepted, and the nominations con tinned. The Society then adjourned, and the Conference met immediately afterwards. The minutes were read and adopted. The Committee on the state and wishes of the Churches, having considered the applications, made report, as follows: North Baltimore wishes to be set off as a station, and asks for a married preacher. East Baltimore wants a single preacher. Alle gheny Circuit wants a married preacher. Cecil Circuit wants a married and single preacher: Frederick Circuit wants a married and single preacher. Warwick Mission and Salem Circuit to lie united, and called Warwick and Salem Circuit.— Union Circuit wants a married and single preacher. The Committee recommend a long list of Stations and Circuits to be supplied as heretofore. The report was adopted. (In motion, a Missionary meeting was appointed for this afternoon, at IS o'clock. The Conference then adjourned. On assembling at two o'clock, Rev. ,1. M. Klder dice, from the Committee on Church Statistics presented a report, from which we learn the following (acts : —Number of members, fi,375; pro bat loners, 751; ministers, 42; preachers, (local,! churches, 145; parsonages, 25, (value, $280,- •>•10:) colored members, 752; Sunday schools, 00; teachers, 742; scholars, 5,314; volumes in library, 13,056. The report was accepted, and adopted by the Conference. On motion ot the Rev. E. V. Reese, a resolution was adopted expressive of the great jov felt by the Conference at the intelligence of the general revi vals in progress throughout the country, and espe cially in New York and Philadelphia, and of the determination of the ministers of the M. P. Church to assist in the work. Rev. Mr. Donophon was then introduced, and delivered an eloquent address in behalf of the Lynchburg College to the support of the Confer ence. On motion of the Rev. Sutherland, a resolution of confidence in the value of the institution, and of the determination of the Conference to support it, was adopted. On motion, the third Wednesday of October next was set apart as a day of fasting and prayer among tlif different churches composing the Conference for the conversion of children and the spread of the c; OS Del throughout the land. The Conference then resolved itself into a Mis sionary Meeting, and was addressed In the Rev Mr. Brown, Rev. P. L. Wilson, and ltev. E. Y Reese. About 5.170 was subscribed by the meeting lor the purpose of making several individuals life members of the Missionary Society. AN AMERICAN VICTIM.— Among the sufferers bv the late attempt lo assasinate Louis Napoleon, was a Mr Haas an American merchant, who was wounded in the head, and died from its effects on the iotli January.