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THE DAILY EXCHANGE. PUBLISHED EYERY MORNING, (SUNDAYS EXCEPTED.) BY KEKR & CO. OFFICE, CARROLL HALL, 8. E. CORNER OF BALTrMORK AND CALVERT STREETS. EDITORS AND PRORIETORS. CHARLES G. K.ERR. THOMAS W. HALL, JR. TERMS: In the city TWELVE AND A UALP CENTS per week, paya ble to the carrier. Mailed to subscribers, out of the city, at six DOLLARS per annum; THREE DOLLARS forsix months and ONE DOLLAR for two months. Invariably in advance for the time ordered. ADVERTISING RATES. TABLE: (SQUARE—EIGHT LINES.) One insertion 50 Two insertions 75 Three " SI.OO Four " $1.25 : Five " $1.50 One week $1.75 j One month $4.00 ! Advertisements occupying a larger or smaller space, or inserted for a longer or shorter time, charged for propor tionately. THE DAILY EXCHANGE. PROSPECTUS. UNDER the above title it is proposed to ! conduct and publish in the city of Baltimore a first- I class Commercial and Political MORNING NEWSPAPER. This enterprise has been prompted by the conviction that the rapid growth of Baltimore in population and I wealth, its constantly augmenting trade, aud its conse- > quently increased commercial and political importance, ! not only justify but demand an effort to introduce into the I field of journalism that element of competition, which, in ' all other branches of business, has so materially contribu I ted to the prosperity of the city, "THE EXCHANGE."' With regard to the name,— if an i apology were net Jed, for thus introducing what may per* | haps be deemed a novelty in the no oietidatura of journal ism,—it has been adopted, not simply for its peculiar ap propriatencss in connection with those commercial inter eats to which a paper of the character proposed mu9t be 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 proprietors to furnish the readers of THE EXCHANGE I with the most prompt, full and authentic intelligence upon 1 all matters of public interest, at home and abroad ; and to ' secure the accomplishment of this result, and the perfec- j tion of every arrangement required to place THE EX- I CHANGE in this particular on a level with the best jour 1 nals of the country, no necessary expense or exertion will be spared. 2d, COMMERCE.-— The commercial department of the pa I per will include, not only the usual daily reports and weekly reviews of the markets, domestic and foreign, com- i 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 naturaiiv j look to the public press for comment and suggestion. * i 3d, POLITICS. —The interests of commerce and the state 1 of the markets are so constantly and intimately affected < by the aspect of political affairs throughout the world, that j a journal which aspires to be any thing more than a mere commercial reporter or daily price current, must necessa ! sarily devote a large space in its columns to the dissemi nation of political intelligence, and the discussion of polit- : ical questions. In this department of the paper, which, ' apart from its commercial importance, also possesses a 1 peculiar and exclusive interest of its own, it will be the object of THE 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. j 4th, LITERATURE AND ART. —Candid and impartial re views of current literature and contemporaneous 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. titration. PATAPSCO FEMALE INSTITUTE, MARYLAND R PLIE TRUSTEES of the Patapsco Female JL 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. These improvements have not been made with a view to increase the 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 year and the present has been attended with unprecedented suc cess. and the Trustees feel themselves fullv justified in recommending the Institute to the continued favor of the South. It has pre eminence in healthfulness. The pupils avoid ing. on the one hand, the debilitating effeuts of a Southern climate, and 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 anil professors, called together from time to time in the long experience of those having charge of the Institute. The Trustees of the Patapsco Female Institute, having been duly notified by Mrs. Lincoln Phelps of her intention i to resign her office 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 him 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 DORSEY, PRESIDENT. WM. DENNY, M D . SECRETARY. T. WATKINS LIGO.V. E. HAMMOND, JOHN. P KENNEDY. fe22 dtf. I AW SCHOOL OF THE UNIVERSITY J AT CAMBRIDGE, MASS. The Instructors in this School are Hon. JOEL PARKER, LL.D., Royal Professor. Hon. THEOPHILUS PARSONS, LL.D., Dane Professor. Hon. EMORY WASHBURN, 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 hol.len in each week, at each of which a cause, previously given out, is argued by four students, and an opinion delivered by the Presiding Instructor. Rooms and other facilities are also provided for the Club Courts; and an Assembly is held weekly for practice in de bate, and acquiring a knowledge ef parliamentary law and proceedings. Students may enter the School in any stage of their pro fessional studies or mercantile pursuits, and at the com menement of either term, or in the middle or other part of term. They are at liberty to select what studies they will pur e according to their view of their own wants and at tainments. The Academical year, which commences on Thursday, six weeks after the third Wednesday in Julv, is divided into two terms, of twenty weeks each, with a vacation of 9ix weeks at the em! 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 be made to either of the Profes sors at Cambr.dge. Cambridge, Mass., January, 1858. [d6t lawfira. Itcimmes, fcrfitmerics, &t. BRYAN'S PULMONIC WAFERS FOR Coughs, Colds. Asthma, Consumption and all diseases of the Lungs. For sale at WISEMAN'S Drug Store, OTROATI Baltimore. TTPURVIANCE POLK & CO. .9 APOTHECARIES. Corner of Fayette and St. Paul Streets, AND N. HYNSON JENNINGS &. CO. APOTHECARIF.3, No. 88 N. CHARLES STREET, Baltimore, Respectfully call the attention of citizen* anil the travel ling community to their large ami choice assortment of MEDICINES, PERFUMERY, FINE STATIONERY and FANCY ARTICLE*, which may be confidently relied on as being what we represent th*m, as we select none but of the pu rest quality. Also, MEDICINE CHESTS. SUROIOAL INSTRU MENTS. TRUSSES, DIETETIC PREPARATIONS, k c., kc. Written orders filled promptly and with care, subject to be returned at our expense if not of standard quality. f.-22-tf. WISEMAN'S VERMIFUGE, OR WORM DESTROYER. This remedy for Worms is one of the most extraordinary ever used. It effectually eradicates Worms of all sorts from children and adults*. Warranted not to contain Mercurv* in anv form, nor anv other mineral. For sale by WISEMAN, Druggist, corner of Baltimore and F remont streets. Price 25 cents. dim. rpHOSE OF SCROFULOUS HABIT, • 7 i Q Tumors, King's Evil, &c., Mer curial and Syphilitic diseases and affections generally aris ing from a taint in the system, requiring an alterative Sfnffn-r 8 | t vßrp" erec !" nmen,led 'ofalte "THEAL TERATII ESi RLI. made at Dr. O'Neal's Drugstore, Corner of Madison and Eutaw streets. It rids the system of accumulated humors, as Tetter Boils, Pimples 'Bin* worm - &c bje22 PREPARED AT DR. O'NEAL'S DRUG Store, Corner of Madison and Eutaw Streets, is a reli able remedy for Coughs, Colds, Hoarseness, Soreness and pains in the Chest. Consumptive cases derive much ad - vantage from its use Wild Cherry Bark. Tar. Bioodroot and Indian Hemp enter into its composition. Its taste is pleasant and its use entirely safe. feb22-3t MUSTARD SEED OIL LINIMENT, has been effective wherever used for the relief of painful local pains of a Rheumatic or Neuralgic character. The genuine prepared only at Dr. O'XeaVs Drug Store, Cor. Madison and Kutaw Streets. feb22 3t CO L L FX: TI O N A GENUA*. J. D. PRATT A CO Are prepared to receive and transmit CLAIMS FOR COL LECTION" in any city or county in the United States or British Provinces. Being in direct and frequent corres pondence with reliable Attorneys in every city and county, our facilities for effecting speedy and prompt COLLEC TIONS are such as will give entire satisfaction. OFFICE OF THE MERCANTILE AGENCY, corner of Baltimore and South Charles streets. mrfl-tf ' THE MERCANTILE LIBRARF ASSOCIATION. (Founded in 18$.) Occupies the First Floor of the Atheitwm Building. N. W Comer of St. Paul and Sarttoga Streets. THE ROOMS are large and comfortable, 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 an( Travels, Essa'vs and Reviews, and Fiction, and is increasiig 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 curfcnt light literature of the present time. The Reading Room is furnished withmost of the Maga zines and Reviews of this counter and England as well as a number of American and English newspapers NT L-'S i?O 3 ??!? T^?R, WA9 fo l me<l THE sprcial benefit of the CLERKS Or THE CITY, and is excltaively under their control They alone are eligible for ACTIVE membership The fee for thi9 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, upm the payment of ii P pr i annum - advance. They may draw books from no T V-rrt r ,T;,X l9lt the rooms, and are eitited to ALL THE i 2 . °. r the Association, excep; voting and hold ing office. Ladies may become Ilonorarr members in their own right. The accounts of either Aitive or Honorary members may be transferred for the use >f ladies or others. The Rooms are open from 10 o'clock A M.. till 2 o'clock T. M for the reception of ladies—and t-om 2 o'clock till 10 o'clock P. M„ for Gentlemen. Of persons now using the Library, 84 ACCOUNTS ARE FOR LADY SUBSCRIBERS, )' " HONORARY MEMBERS. 650 " ACTIVE MEMBERS. fe22 tf WM. P. WEBB & CO., ~ IMPORTERS AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS FOR THE SALE OP MEWS FURNISHING GOODS, AND omnmn TAILORS' TRIMMINGS, SHIRTS, UMBRELLAS. TWIST COLLARS, SILESIAS, GALLOONS CRAVATS, BUTTONS, CORDS * ' THREAD, SEWING SILK, MACHINE TWIST. No. 20 SOUTH CHARLES STREETS. Four doors below German St., mrl-lm. Baltimore. Mm. HR. ROBERTS, • MERCER AND TAILOR, Xo. 205 BAXTIMOKE .STREET, j Je22-ly. Baltimore. Ready MADE C LOTHIN G. JOHN 11. RE A, <f CO., NORTH EAST CORNER OF PRATT AND SOUTH STS., Have on hand a large and select Stock of WINTER I CLOTHING, that they are running off at a LOW FIGURE, ! to make room for SPRING STYLES. Persons 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 stvle at low prices. ' fe22-lm. AMUEL TANEYHI L~L , MERCHANT TAILOR, No. 2 LIOHT ST.. OPPOSITE FOUNTAIN HOTEL. Has just received a SPLENDID STOCK of SPRING Goods—consisting of CLOTHS, CASSI.MERES, TEST INGS. &c. and will be pleased to take Orders from his friends and the public. A fit guaranteed. Prices reason able fe22lm. FIITMS ANI) IFTUSIT. SMALL PIANO WITH A GREAT TONE.—We have just finished, and have now on exhibition at our Sales Room. Xo. 207 Baltimore street, between Light and Charles streets, a few small Square PIANOS, very suitable for small parlors .and chambers, or to fit in recesses. Although the cases are of a very reduced size, the instru ments possess a powerful volume and sweetness of tone unexpected to the performer. We will guarantee their durability in every respect, and will furnish them of any given size to order, with either plain or highly finished cases, at prices considerably below what we ask for our great Square Pianos. We invite the professors, amateurs of music, and the public generally to call at the above place and judge for themselves if the Pianos in question are not in every re spect worthy of public patronage, just such an instrument as the public has long sought for. WM. KXABE k CO., Xos. 1, 3, 5 and 7 X. EUTAW STREET, opposite the Eutaw House, and Xo. 207 BALTIMORE ST.. between Light and Charles. mh22 3t CHICKERING & SONS, AND XUXXS k CLARK'S CELEBRATED PIANO FORTES, Constantly receiving and for sale only by F. D. BEXTEEX, 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. Piano Stools, Prince k Co.'s Melodeons from $45 upwards. f22-lm. NEW MUSIC .—Just Published, bv MILLER <£■ BEACHAM. 181 BALTIMORE ST: A DAY DREAM—by J. C. Engelbreeht. ANYIL CHORUS—from Verdi's Trovatore. LANCER'S QUADRILLES —taught by Ed. Lehmann. •BOARDING-SCHOOL LlFE—by Chas. Grobe. •This beautiful composition, describing a (lay at a FE MALE BOARDING SCHOOL, is one of the Author's best efforts. fe22-lm. H E N R Y M c C A F F RF. Y , MUSIC PUBLISHER, No. 207 BALTIMORE STREET, MUSIC PUBLISHED anil received daily. MUSIC BOUND in the NEATEST STYLE. fe22-lm. MUSIC FOLIOS at ALL PRICES ELDON HALL BESTAURANT. No. 78, WEST FAYETTE STREET, REAR ENTRANCE IN BANK LANE. r | 1 IIE undersigned have very recently fitted up JL the building in Fayette street, between St. Paul and Charles Sts., known as • Eldon Hall",as a restaurant of the first class. No expense has been spared to make it acceptable in all its appointments, to gentlemen who may feel disposed to pay it a visit. There is at all times upon the "snack" counter edibles which can be 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 BY FAITHFUL SER VANTB, 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 kc ., 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 admiting to alt parts of the house, without passing through the bar. REILLY k SNYDER fe22d lw&2aw2w. HI NX'S EATING SALOON* No. 40 WEST PRATT STREET, Between Frederick and Market Spdce. RRIHE PROPRIETOR OF THIS WIDE X. ly known Saloon, having recently made extensive improvements in several departments of his buildings, is prepared to furnish DINNERS, SUPEERS, kc., at as cheap rates and in a style which he will not permit of living sur passed. Families supplied with Oysters, in every variety of style; also, Terrapins, Turtles, Poultry, Venison anil Fish; the last named he is daily in receipt of by Express from the South. All articles delivered free hv RIN'N'S Express Wagon fe22 tf. WILLIAM H ARRIS, MAKER AND IMPORTER OF GUNS, RIFLES anil PISTOLS lIG West Pratt street, keeps constantly on hand a large assortment of Bird and Ducking Guns, (double and single barrel;) Six barrelled Revolvers: Rifles made to order: Dupont's Gun Powder ; Powder Flasks. Bird Bags, Shot Belts and Pouches, and many other articles necessary for Sportsmen. Repairing done at the shortest notice, and with neatness. (f<-22 lui. WM. GRANGE & CO. SHIPPING AND GENERAL COMMISSION MERCHANTS. NO. 119 W. LOMBARD STREET. BALTIMORE. LARGE STOCKS OF THE PUREST RYE WHISKEY. OLD VIRGINIA PLANTERS', ZIEGLKR'S, CONGRESS, BROWXELLS, and other Cele brated Brands, with every description of Brandies, Ports, Sherries and other Wines. Rectified Cider Vinegar of superior quality. Liberal advances made on Consignments of Mer chandise generally, Western and other PRODUCE. Flour, Butter. Cheese, Provisions. Riur Whiskey, Alcohol, Dried Apples, and Fruit generally. Particular attention paid to the purchase and sale of Clo ver and other Seeds, Grain. Tobacco, Ac. Orders promptly executed for every description of Mer chandise, Groceries, Foreign Fruit, Packed Oyters, kc. fe22 ly. BARGAINS IN FURNITURE.— We are selling our extensive STOCK f PARLOR, BED ROOM, DINING-ROOM, AND HALL FURNITURE, at very low prices, corresponding with the times, FOR CASH, or GOOD NOTES, at 4 months. MEACHAM it HEYWOOD, - _ 10 North Charles st. ADAM SNIVELEY. 8. # COOKE. QNIVELEY & COOKE, L-J NO. 5 COMMERCE STREET, _, , , Baltimore. Wholesale dealers in BUTTER. CHEESE, AND PRODUCE. Having a LARGE. WELL SELECTED ani KRESH STOCK on hand, dealers are invited to give lisa call WBUTTER for EXPORTATION PACKEDwith great care. _ fe22 Im. 0Q BUILDERS' DEPOT. gg SASH, DOORS. BLINDS, FRAMES, HOT BED SASH. OULDIXGS, CASINGS, Ac., DRESSED FLOORING ANDOTHER LUMBER. LIME, BRICKS. HJIR. HARD WARE, GLASS, OIL, PAINTS, and every description of BUILDING MATERIAL, at moderate rates ami on accom inodating terms. Particular attention.paid U orders and contracts from abroad. Estimates of the eitire cost oj buildings furnished with accuracy and despitch. Ship meats effected promptly to all accessible points by It. JOHNSON, No. 69 Pratt street, (near Bowly'f wharf.) fe23-tf Baltimore, Md. BOUI)01R SEWING MACHIJE. pRICE S4O.—'THIS MACHINE IS RE commended by I. M. Singer & Co., Wheeler k Wilson ana urover & Baker as being the best single thread Ma nine in the known world; and the price being low, pur inelt™ lt great 0 advant% r e to exam- o 1 ; Won', superior FAMILY MACHINE, er and WitoLLx? i'- al " ut a,ul Mahogany cases. Wheel fnecnLA L Machines are really the l>est article ever hi an T'" K r ftreat num, ' er of ce-tificates can LL T* "1™ aml ffentlemtn who have had them in use for a length of time. . _ _ E M. PUNDERSOX A CO., RTJZ-TT. 209 Baltimore itreet. scst;turants. BALTIMORE, THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 1858. Insurance (tuntpucs. TNSURANCE CARD. JL LOOK WELL TO THE COMPANY IN WHICH YOU j INSURE. SAML. W. T. HOPPER'S, Insurance Agency. No. 67 SECOND STREET Being a regularly LICENSED AGENT, I will continue to effect INSURANCE AT LOW RATES, WITHOUT DE LAY, in none other than companies KNOWN TO BE strictly FIRST CLASS. ALL LOSSES promptly adjusted and paid by the undersigned. SAML. W. T. HOPPER, 67 SECOND STREET. REFERENCES FOR THE COMPANY: MESSRS. RICE, CHASE & Co., 10 and 12 German street, 44 DALL, GIBBONS & Co., 22 Hanover street, 44 A. L. WEBB & BRO.,cor. Pratt and Commerce streets, CHAS. W. RIDOELY, ESQ., Attorney at Law , 34 St. Paul street. mrl-eolm QUIT ABLE FIRE INSURANCE -1-4 SOCIETY. CHARTER PERPETUAL. OFFICE, NO. 19 SOUTH STREET. THE BALTIMORE EQUITABLE SOCIETY will Insure HOUSES anil 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 Property insured in the EQUITABLE Office have no 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 STRF.ET. where the principles on which the Society insure will he fully explained. DIRECTORS: THOMAS KELSO, BENJAMIN DEFORD, WILLIAM KENNEDY, SAMUEL KIRBY, HENRY RIEMAN, MICHAEL WARNER' JAMES FRAZIER, DANIEL DAIL, CHARLES R. CARHOLI, ROBERT A. DOBBIN, AUSTIN JENKINS, DANIEL WJAFIELD. FRANCIS A. CROOK, Treasurer. HUGH B._JONES. Secretary. fcat-ly* RITHE GREAT WESTERN (MARINE; A INSURANCE COMPANY OF NE TF 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 the best Life In surance Companies in Europe) 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 I terms. RICH'D LATHERS, Prest. JNO. A. PARKER. Ist V. Prest. j DOUGLAS ROBINSON, Sec'y. J. F. Cox, 2d do. COLIN MACKENZIE, Agent in Baltimore, Office Commercial Buildings. HHHE HOWARD FIRE INSURANCE A 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, DIBF.CTORS : M. Benzinger, Augustus Shriver, Aaron Fenton, Henry J. IVerdebaugh, William Ortwine, Geo. P. Thomas, Samuel R. Smith, Chas. W. George, James M. Pouder,. Win. G. Power, Charles Hoffman, Elislia H. Perkins. fe22-lm. GEO. HARLAN WILLIAMS, Sec'y If IRE INSURANCE AGENCY. GEORGE B. COAI.E, 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 $300,000. Property of all kinds in TOWN or COUNTRY insured at the most reasonable terms. TOHNSTON'S INSURANCE ROOMS, *1 PHFENIX BUILDINGS. 73 SECOND STREET. AGGRF.GATF. CAPITAL REPRESENTED EIGHT MILLIONS DOLLARS. MARINE INSURANCE, FIRE INSURANCE, LIFE INSURANCE, Companies. Capital and Surplus. MERCANTILE MUTUAL (Marine) In. Co.. N. Y. $931,000 INSURANCE CO. of the VALLEY OF VA. 352,000 SECURITY FIRE INSURANCE Co. of X Y. 250,000 PHCEXIX " " '• 285,000 WASHINGTON '• " 288,000 NEW WORLD " • 234,000 ALBEMARLE " Va." 400.000 LYNCHBURG " '• 181.000 COMMONWEALTH " Pa. 178,000 U. S. LIFE " 1,250,000 And other strictlv FIRST CLASS Companies, forming an AGGREGATE CAPITAL of OVER EIGHT MILLIONS DOLLARS. Policies issued; losses adjusted and paid at this office, the subscriber lieinq fully accredited agent. THOS. D. JOHNSTON. fe22 ly. Underwriter. MARINE* INSURANCE. COL UMBIA N (MARINE) INSURANCE COMPANY OF NEW YORK. Cash Capital $500,000 Cash paid in 200 .000 Security notes paid in 300 000 THOS. LORD, President. R. C. MORRIS, Vice President. PIERRE C. KANE, Secretary. The undersigned having been duly appointed AGENT of this Company, is prepared to receive applications for IN SURANCE on all Marine and Inland risks. SOL. B. DA VIES, of Davics k Warfield, ft-22 On] No. 16 Spear's wharf. BALTIMORE LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY. No- 15 SOUTH STREET, INCORPORATED IN 1830— Charter Perpetual. JOHN I. DONALDSON, President. R COMPANY proposes to insure lives A 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 lie made payable annually, semi annually, or quarterly, at option of the assured. The Company buys and grants annuities. Sells endowments for Children. Makes all contract* in which Life or the interest of Money is involved. A. B. COULTER, Secretary. Medical Examiner, Dr. DONALDSON, 81 Franklin street TjjMRE AND LIFE INSURANCE A OFFICE, NO. 63 SECOND STREET. BALTIMORE. JOHN G. PROUD k SONS, Representing Companies of the highest standing, with large Cash Capitals. Policies issued, and Losses paid at the Agency. JETNA INSURANCE Co., of Hartford, Conn. $1,500 000 PIKENIX 44 44 44 * 350000 SPRINGFIELD 44 Springfield, Mass. 375.000 .ETNA LIFE 44 Hartford, 225,000 C. S. LIFE 44 New York 400.000 fe22 if. ASSO(' IA TE LT FI REM EN'S I NSU R AXCE OFFICE, No. 4 SOUTH STREET, OPEN DAILY for the INSURANCE OF ALL DESCRIP TIOXS OF PROPERTY WITHIN THE LIMITS OF THE JOHN R. MOORE, President. DIRECTORS. JAMES GETTY, Mechanical, J. C. WHEEDEN, Columbian GEOROE HARMAN, Union, J. TRUST, First Baltimore., NOAH WALKER, Friendship, FRANCIS BURXS, United, JT. FARLOW. Deptfard, JAMES YOUNO, Franklin, ALLEN PAINE. Liberty. J. PEASON. JR., Washington, SAMUEL KIRK, Independent, LANCASTER OULD. Patapsco f^mck, JAS. Z'bWc irmhtan,' S'S'-CST. JO9 - C ' BOYD - LAFA^- fe22 tf - JOHN DUKEHART. Secretary. MARINE AND INLAND INSURANCE THE SUN MUTAL INSURANCE •, COMPANY OF NEW YORK Insures Marine an.l Inland Navigation Risks, on terms as favorable as those of any other Company. All personltak ing Policies from this Company are entitled to a share of the profits, without incurring any liability, bevond the amount of Premium. The assets of the Company liable for the payment of losses, are over 2,000 000 A. B. XEI I,SON, Press't' A. SEATON, V. Pres't J. WHITEHEAD Sec C. OLIVER O'DOXXELL. Agent in Ba.'.imore ,e22 ; ly No. 51 EXCHANGE PLACE. "VTATIONAL FIRE INSURANCE COM PANY OK BALTIMORE. Incorporated bv the STATE OF MARYLAND, 1849 OFFICE NO. 13 SOCTH STRFFT " THE COMPANY INSURES EVERY DESCRIPTION OK PROPERTY IX T THE CITY OR COUNTY AGAINST LOSS OR DAMAGE BY FIRF foMNSUR^NCEL®* <lai ' T l ° <U ' , ' rmine upon oPPHootions JOHN B. SEIDEX'STRICKEK, BOARD OF DIRECTORS : President. Allen A. Chapman, William Woodward Henry M. Bash. George Bartlett, ' W m Heald. Adam Denmead John W. Ross. Joseph IV. Jenkins Edward J. Church, Thomas M. Sullivan Job Smith, i George Small ' JOHN R. MAGRUDER, fe26tf Secretary. TRON BEDSTEADS, GARDEN VASES, J. Ac. We are just in receipt of several different stvlei of IRON BEDSTEADS, to which we call attention We have among them some very low priced, and partic ularly adapted for servant's use. v!cr h e aVe -S storc a variety of styles and sizes of \ ASES, suitable for ornamental purposes, fountains etc ■ etc. We .also continue to keep the celebrated BLUE RTDGF COOK STOVE, in four different sizes, which we offer at prices corresponding with the times. It is a Baltimore made stove, and lias had a greater sale in this market than any Coal burning Cook Stove ever introduced here We have several different patterns of Cooking Ranges for wood or coal, to which we also invite attention COLLINS, HEATH A HUTCHINSON, Maryland Store and Plumbing Home, mr2o tf 22 LIGHT STREET. HE N R A* A. D I D I E R, insurance AGENT COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS. CORNER OF GAY AND LOMBARD BIRKETS, mrld-tf Baltimore. Easiness Carts. EDWARD DE CORMIS. WILLIAM ROGERS T\E CORMIS & ROGERS, LJ IMPORTERS .A XII WHOLESALE DEALERS IV WIVES, BRAVDIES, GINS, SCOTCH AND IRISH 51 ALT WHISKYS ENGLISH AND SCOTCH ALE AND fORTER. mr24-tf No. 4 COMMERCE STREET, Bait. R COUPLAND, . FASHIONABLE HATS. OA IS, Arc. No. 40 Baltimore Street. Between FREDERICK and HARRISON STS mrll-ly __ BALTIMORE. & WASHBURN, W F ™"" VRX IN PIRST PREMIUM PIANO FORTES MANUFACTORY AND SVAREROOMS— -66 FAYETTE ST., East of Calvert, mh 12 6m Baltimore, Md. B. HORACE LOVE. CHARLES Y. MARTIN LOVE, MARTIN & co. COMMISSION MRRCIANTS, For the sale of WESTERN PROVISIONS & PRODUCE 5 EXCHANGE PLACE, BALTIMORE, fe22-ly. DENMEAD, sfanufacturer of RYE AND BARLEY MALT CITY MALT HOUSE, West Falls Aven.e, BAITIMORE. N. B.—Hops constantly on hand. fe22-ly J. H. BTICKNEY. H. C. REED. QTK'KNEY & CO., UJ DEALERS IN CUMBERLAND AND GAS COAL, PIG AND BAR IRON, NAILS <t C., EXCHANGE PUCE, fe22-tf. Biltimore, LIND & MURDOCH, ARCHITECTS AND SUPERINTENDENTS, No. 1, 2, 3, anil 4, McELDOWNEY'S BUILDING, E. B. ORANT. J. U. BRANT. f GIANT &. BROTHER, Vl- COMMISSION MER CHA NTS. NO. 61 EXCHANGE PLACE, fe22-tf. Baltimore. JOHN W. BECHTEL, J PRACTICAL PLUMBER STOVE AND FURNACE MANUFACTURER, NOS. 93 N, EUTAW AND 46 ST. PAUL STREETS. - tit- Baltimore. TAMES WHITEFORD, COMMISSION MERCHANT, SPEAR'S WHARF, „ Baltimore. Rece:ves and sells FLOUR, WHISKEY, and al! kinds of Country PRODUCE. fe22-6t. JOHN S. WILLI AMS TK BUG.. •I COMMISSION MERCHANTS, 52 COSIMERCE STREET, BALTIMORE. J L. M'PHAIL &. BRO'S • HAT, CAP AND FUR STORE, No. 132 BALTIMORE STREET, Between North and Calvert streets, (north side.) fe22tf. WM. W. JANNEY, LOUIS STOW. JANNEY 8T STOW, J PRODUCE AND GENERAL COMMISSION MERCHANTS, No. 101 SOUTH STREET, fe22-ly Baltimore. JOSEPH CARSON. H. G. YICKERY, JOSEPH CARSON & CO. WESTERN PRODUCE AND GENERAL COMMISSION MERCHANTS, Nos. 43 AND 45 LIGHT STREET, Baltimore. Liberal advances made on consignments. fe22-tf COURTNEY & CUSHING TOBACSO COMMISSION MERCHANTS, 65 SOUTH GAY STREET, E. S. COURTNEY, BALTIMORE. C. E. CUSHING, J- A : COURTNEY. fe22-tf TLYLE CLARKE & C0..~ • IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN MANUFACTURED AND LEAF TOBACCO, SEGARR, SNUFF, &c„ No. 106 WEST LOMEARD STREET, Baltimore. fe22-tf CU K D . I P. C. MARTIN, DISTILLER AND DEALER EXCLUSIVELY IN FINE OLD WHISKEYS, No. 108 NORTH HOWARD STREET, fe22 lm 3 doors South of Mulberry street. Richardson & c 0.7 SHIPPING A ND COMMISSOX MERC IIA NTS. No. 67 EXCHANGE PLACE, ___ Baltimore. mrl-tf Hall &. loney, SHIPPING AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS No. 56 BUCHANAN S WHARF, BALTIMORE, Give particular attention to consignments of SUGAR MOLASSES. COTTON. COFFEE. RICE, FISH, PROVIS IONS, FLOUR, GRAIN, &c.; also fill orders for same. fe22 tf WT. WALTERS & CO., • IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN WINES a LIQUORS, NO. 68 EXCHANGE TLACE LOMBARD STREET, BALTIMORE. A large and very fine stock of OLD RYE WHISKEY on hand. * - fe24-tf T. T MARTIN. WM. R. MARTIN. T. MARTIN &. 8R0.,' J- • IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN LIQUOR S— and General COMMISSION MERCHANTS, No. 72 CALVERT ST., (one door from Pratt), mal tf Baltimore. R IJNOWDEN ANDRP'.WS, ~ • ARCHITECT AND SUPERINTENDENT. 7 & 8 CARROLL HALL, fe23-lm, Baltimore, Md. JOHN F. PICKRELL, LEWIS WARRINGTON. JOHN F. PICKRELL & CO., GENERAL COMMISSION MERCHANTS, 40 WEST LOMRARD STREET, Baltimore. It?" Liberal advances made on consignments. fe24-tf Jittornm. rpHOMAS H. KEMP, JR.,— -I- ATTORNEY AT LAW, DENTON, CAROLINE Co., MD., Will practice in the Courts of Caroline, Talbot. Queen Anne and Kent counties. mrl7-2m . STOCKETT MATHEWS, ~ ATTORNEY AT LAW, OFFICE No. 1 COUNSELLOR'S HALL, (46 LEXINGTON STREET,) Baltimore, Will attend promptly to all kinds of business appertaining to his profession. fe22-tf. CIHARLES E. PHELPS, J A TTORNE Y AT LA W, No. 2 LAW BUILDINGS, Continues to practice in the Courts of BALTIMORE CITY and HOWARD COUNTY. fe22 tf. ROBERT D. BURNS, A TTORNE T AT LAW, NO. 5 COUNSELLOR'S HALL, fe22 tf. LEXINGTON STREET. RP FRI.NBV HENDERSON, X . ATTORNEY AT LAW AND COMMISSIONER FOR PENNSYLVANIA, No. 6 COUNSELLORS' HALL, fe22tf. Lexington street JOHN PRENTISS POE, ATTORNEY AT LAW, OFFICE NO 25 LEXINGTON STREETS, Practices is ti,c courts of BALTIMORE CITY, and BAI. TIMOKE and HOWARD COUNTIES. fe23 2awGw. K7 HOWARD, . ATTORNEY AT LAW, fe'23-eod2w* 24 LAW BUILDINGS. T. JOSEPH ROGERS, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Has removed to 83 W. Fayette street, above Charles, mrl-tf. flap fanpgs." PAPER HANGINGS, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL HOWELL & BROTHERS, 260 BAL TIMORE STREET, opposite Hanover, invite public attention to their extensive PAPER HANGING WARE HOUSE, and the superior stock of Paper Hangings con stantly on hand. The variety and extent of the assortment presents supe rior inducements to purchasers, embracing as it does, an unrivalled assortment of FRENCH PAPERS, as well as new and beautiful pa|>ers of approved styles, hum our own Factory. To this stock we are constantly making additions, as our arrangements both at home and abroad, are complete for receiving everything new in our business. It would be needless to enumerate the Strles, as they are so varied, as to please all tastes, and are suitable for Parlors, Dining Rooms, Halls, Ac. All paper put on in the best manner, undei the superin tendance of one of the firm. Orders from the country promptly attended to. d im. Ci REAT SAVING IN GAS. T BALTIMORE, Feh 9th, 1858. MESSRS. JACKSON A CHANDLER : Sirs : —We have been using J. H. COOPER'S LEVER GAS REGULATOR upon our metre for the jst six weeks and are satisfied that it economises from 20 25 per cent! of Gas. The light is uniform and ample, aul all blowing and flaring of the flame is obviated, and the escape of un consumed gas prevented. NOAH WILXER A Co. As there is now great complaint about Gas Mils the public will find it to their interest to adopt the above apparatus. AH orders sent to MESSRS JACKSON k CHANDLER, At the office of Messrs. GRATTAX & EVANS, Jarvis Building. No. B North street, will receive prompt attention. fe2s-lmo. J" OH N SHAN AM AN ' ' HAS REMOVED EROM SNOW HIIL, And commenced the Manufacture of EVERY DESCRIPTION OF TIN & SHEET IRON WARE, AT No. 15 S. CAI.VERT STREET, BALTIMORE, Where every article connected with his buliness may be found, and which will be disposed of at the lowest prices. Special attention paid to ROOFING AND SPOUTING. All orders from the Eastern Shore and elsewhere will receive prompt attention mrfi 3m FOREIGN. GOSSIP FROM HAVANA Vestvali's Opera Company were to make thei debut in "Koineo and Juliet," on the 11th inst. They were to give but three performances. The northers, so much desired for pleasure and health at Havana, bad been rather too severe to be pleasant. A work on yellow fever, entitled Biografia de la Fiebre Ama villa, by D. Francisco Buenrostro, has just been published in Havana, and is said to fur nish interesting statistics and other information on the subject. It is stated that the celebrated Ristori has been engaged for a series of performances in Havana, as well as in this conntrv. A new prima donna, Eufrosina Parepe, is said to have achieved a great triumph in Madrid. In Puerto Rico, the Btritas Rovira and Pinto, were causing as great rivaly in enthusiasm as did the Sras. Frezzolini and Ga'zzaniga latelv in Ha vana. Madame Maeallister gave her third performance on the 7th ult., to a large audience and with her wonted success. The Diario dela Marina, of the 6th instant, re lates that two well known young gentlemen who had accompanied Sra. Frezzolini to the steamer, on her -departure for New Orleans, overcome by their enthusiasm, did not notice the departure of the vessel from her wharf, and had come on to that city in her. The estimated expenditures of the city of Havana for the current year are $84G,537, on which the es timated receipts" show a deficit of $3,343. The importation of Indian Corn from Puerto Ri co to Havana lias opened, according to the Diario de la Marina, with great success. The produce is said to be of a very superior quality, and to have commanded the highest prices. The city council of Havana has advertised for proposals for furnishing fireworks, for the celebra tion in honor of the birth °f the Prince of Austria. ESCALADE OK THE WALLS OF CANTON. —Twenty minutes before the appointed time the French ad vanced, and of course the English could not be kept back. They had crossed the ditch, and were clustered under the wall before the scaling lad ders could be brought up. A daredevil young Frenchman had taken oil his shoes and gaiters, and was trying to work himself up the southern angle of the bastion, aided by llajor Luard, who was propping him up with the muzzle of the French man's own firelock, when a ladder was placed, and Luard. leaping upon it, stood first upon the wall. He was followed by a Frenchman, the band master of the 59th, and Col. Hope Graham. At the same instant of time Stuart, of the Engineers, was balancing in air upon a breaking ladder at the north side of the bastion: but, although he sprang to another and got upon that, I believe that two or three French men springing to the wall from the breaking lad der got up before him. Let me mention, also, Cor poral Perkins and Daniel Donovan, both volunteer Sappers, who held their place well among the French assailants, and were among the first over the wall. Meanwhile, the Chinese had been tum bling down all sorts of missiles, but when the allies were once upon the wall the great body of them re tired. They poured down into the city and fired from the streets; they dodged behind' the build ings on the ramparts, and aimed their cumbrous matchlocks from behind them. A few single en counters took place, and Luard's revolver disposed of one lingerer, but the general move was to fire right and left, and hurry to the right, to sweep the wall upwards towards the hill. Helter-skelter, away they went, driving the Tartars down into the town and before them along the wall, until, some hundred yards in front,they cameupon a new body of the besiegers, who were just accomplishing another escalade.— T inies. [From the London Athenieum.] A paragraph has been running the round of the newsptpers that the first number of an illustrated newspaper in Arabic has appeared atßeyrout. We have seen the second number of this paper, but it is no otherwise illustrated than that it has a rather handsome woodcut border. The news is divided into "domestic" and "foreign." Under the latter head three is intelligence from England, India, and China: that from England including a translation of the Queen's speech on the opening of Parliament.— Some difficulty has apparently been experienced in filling up the lour double-columned folio pages of which it consists, for part of the last leaf i 3 occupied with a sort of feuilleton of a history of the Seljute Sultans, —a less extraordinary expedient, at all events, than that of one of the English country newspapers of the last century, which, on a .similar occasion, used to present its readers with a chapter of the Bible. The paper and typography of the new Beyrout journal are a great improvement on those of the Arabic newspapers which we have seen print ed at Boulak. GREAT MARCH SNOW STORM IN ENGLAND. —The Liverpool Mercury, of March sth, says that the weather from ail parts of England is reported as severe. In many parts of Yorkshire snow has accu mulated to a great depth; some of the country lanes are blocked up. and the trains have in many in stances been delayed. In the southeast of the island the fall of snow has been heavy and attended with accidents. The Great Northern Railway was, at Grantham, entirely blocked up. The Manches ter. Sheffield and Lincolnshire line was covered to such a depth that the trains were delayed five or six hours. In the neighborhood of Rochester the fall continued for sixteen hours without intermis sion. covering the hills to a depth of several feet, and rendering many of the roads impassable. The Glover Incorporation of Perth have pur chased, with the purpose ot repairing and pre serving it, the house mentioned by Sir Walter Scott as the residence of Simon Glover, the father of the "fair maid of Perth." The English Admiral has discovered that Canton is situated on an island; one of the gunboats has just made a passage around it. It is somewhat singular that this fact was never known before, and onlv goes to show how jealous these people are of giving any information of the internal aff airs or formation of the country. A paragraph in an Australian journal stating that Miss Madeleine Smith had arrived in Australia, is not true. Miss Smith has never, it appears, chang ed her place of residence since she left Glasgow. M. Adolphe Odlier, son of the Paris banker, and brother-in-law of the late General Cavaignac, is about to marry Mdlle. Roussel, a wealthy heiress. The accouchement of the Empress of Austria is expected towards the end of April. M. Cornnau, the new Secretary General of the French Minister of the Interior, was married on the 22d ult., at the Church of St. Eugene. DOMESTIC. THE LEXINGTON SLAVE CASE. —An article publish ed in yesterday's Gazelle, relating to the sale of three slave girls in Lexington, Kentucky, by a gentleman of this citv, has, we presume, attracted very general notice. The case is of that peculiar character, which excites the sympathies of the community, in behalf of the unfortunate slaves, and their indig nation towards the principals or agents in the transaction. The idea of selling three interest ing girls, who have been carried away from their homes, their churches and their "friends, to a detestable slave trader, is revolting to the feelings of every man and woman possessing the instincts of humanity. This is true of the citizens of the South, as well as thoseof the North. Every where the slave-trader is despised; and in those por tions of the Slave States where the institution ex ists in its milder forms, transactions of the charac ter to which we refer, are condemned in most un measured terms. Under such circumstances, the severity of the letter from Lexington did not surprise us. it was written by a Southern man, whose sym pathies are on the side of slavery; but he was moved by the tears of the poor girls, who were abou to be committed to the tender mercies of a villainous slave trader. Their virtue and their happiness were probably to be placed in the hands of one who would sacrifice both at the shrine of the God of Mammon. Who would not be moved by such a spectacle? For the severity of our correspondent, therefore, the reader will make due allowance; and even for a slight exaggeration he will not be condemned, though the tope of his remarks might be character ized as malicious. Such is our opinion of the trans action as we understand it, and as the matter ap pears to us, no further defence of the Lexington correspondent will be deemed necessary. We were, of course, aware that the Cincinnati gentleman referred to was Mr. Charles Bodmann, ut we were not prepared to believe that he had become a party to such a transaction, and we there fore intimated the probability of a satisfactory ex planation on the part of our fellow-citizen. 'We have received from Mr. Bodmann, a communica tion on the subject, which will be found in another place; and it is with a feeling of the deepest regret, we feel constrained to say, that he has failed to meet the case. Mr. Bodmann is now at the bar of public opin ion, and he must either bear the censure of his fel low-citizens, or explain the matter more fully and satisfactorily than he has done in the com munication presented herewith. Mr. Bodmann says he has no pecuniary interest in this mat ter, and we are certainly not disposed to sus pect that a man ready to do such noble acts as those recently noted in these columns, could be governed in this last transaction by a money consideration. But it remains to be explained why, if the girls were to be sold, a market was not sought in Baltimore?—why they were taken to Lexington to be disposed of to a slave-trader?—and why, if Mr. Bodmann desired no profit to himself from the sale, the girls were not emancipated ? This certain ly would have been more benevolent, than any disposition that could be made of the proceeds of the sale. It is to be hoped that matters have not progressed so far as to prevent Mr. Bodmann from regaining possession of the girls; and we trust he will at once see the propriety of exerting himself to correct the error that has been committed.— Cincinnati Gazette. Hon. W. W. Druinmond, late Justice of the Supreme Court in Utah, is now prostrate with bronchitis at his residence in Chicago. But little hope is entertained of his recovery, as he has not spoken distinctly' for the last ten days. "PUBLIC OPINION." —The New York Times says of the removal of Judge Loring bv Governor Banks, that the act "strikes a blow at the independence of Courts, and tends to make the judiciary subservient to political excitements. The Journal of Commerce observes: Gov. Banks gave his reasons for the removal of Judge Loring, in a message of considerable length. He recognizes the force of the "Personal Liberty Law," which declares the holding of a State ana United States oflice by the same person incompati ble with the public interests. Having thus got rid of Judge Loring, he devotes half his message to showing that the provisions of that law, so far as thev affect other officers, are wrong, and suggests their repeal. If this is not playingtne Demagogue, we do not understand the meaning of the term. TheNewYork Courier and Enquirer thus reviews the little iron man: The removal of Judge Loring is much to be de plored. both for its effect upon Massachusetts, and upon the country generally. For the movement for the removal lias from the beginning been ani mated bv a vindictive, venomous spirit. The New York Evening Boat avoids anv commit tal. but says: The policy of the removal may be matter of doubt —it is certain that the question has been forced up on the present administration by the enemies of the Republican party. The party was willing—we have the authority of the Boston Daily Advertiser for the assertion—to let the question lie aside. The Cincinnati Gazette, (leading Republican pa per in Ohio,) has the following: Gov. Banks has removed Hon. E. G. Loring from the office of Judge of Probate in Suffolk comi ty, pursuant to the request of the Massachusetts Legislature. This was a critical point in the Gover nor's official career, which he car. hardly have pass ed without a degree of nervout excitement. The refusal of his predecessor, on two occasions, to take this step, though requested by a large majority of the legislature, has met with general approval throughout the country. Even th - kadin - ultra Republicans of Massachusetts, manv of It .-m de precated this action at this time. Ban** irar too thoroughly committed on the subject. evidently, inhis recent canvass against Gardner, to alitor of hesitation. From this date, he will have a powerful party of moderate men in opposition to bun at home, to'say nothing of the influence of this act on his reputa tion abroad. The character and standing of Judge Loring, as a man, are such that his removal on the mere ground of sitting as a Commissioner, under the fugitive slave law, will create a great sensation in Massachusetts, and excite no little indignation against tie unlucky Governor. They understand the issue in New Jersey. The Newark Daily Advertiser thus interprets the "senti ments" of that State: The Massachusetts Legislature has at lengthfound a Governer subservient enough to remove Judge Loring. Mr. Banks has done an act from which Governor Gardner shrunk back ashamed. What ever the reasons assigned, or rather the pretences may be, the Judge's execution of the fugitive slave law was unquestionably the real ground of the re moval. But for this he might have held the two offices of Commissioner of the United States and Judge of Probate till doomsday, and the Legislature of Massachusetts would never have troubled itself about his affairs. Governor Banks has. at the request of the Legis lature of Massachusetts, removed Judge Boring from the office of Probate Judge for the county of Suffolk. * * This movement, venomous and vin dictive from the start, triumphs at a time when the whole North is imploring the South, and not un successfully, to be moderate, just, and true to the Union; when Bell, and Crittenden, and Wise, and hosts of good and true men, throughout all the South, are rebuking Southern ultraisms, and plead ing for good neighborhood and peace with the North. * * We infer, from this last act, that Governor Banks has concluded to depend on Massa chusetts for whatever he mavhope for in the future. He has yielded all claims and prospects, except as a local politician—all pretensions to statesmanship— cheaply, if not gracefully. Let him "slide."— Troy Whit/.' DOMESTIC AFFAIRS IN TEXAS.— The Galveston yews of the 9th inst., had a letter from a correspon dent, making a general tour of the western coun ties of Texas, who gave the following flattering report of the condition of Williamson county: Land in this rich and lovely prairie was going a begging at seventy-five cents per arce. Now bow changed is the' scene. The forty or fifty thousand acres in this prairie is about one-half in cultivation; the settlement has increased to about seventy-five families. Horses and cattle, houses and fields greet you in every direction.— There is one field in this prairie of twelve hun dred acres, several of five hundred, quite a num ber of. one hundred, and a great many of fiftv or seventy-five. The crop is entirely grain. 1 have been traveling in Western Texas for the last six weeks, and have not found, until coming here, any place where the people had provisions of their own raising. Here there is a great abundance and to sell, and at reasonable rates, considering the great demand elsewhere. The single item of corn can be bought here at one dollar and fiftv cents per bushel, while at Austin, only twenty-eight miles distant, it sells for from two dollars and a half to three per bushel. Wheat sells here, and a great deal for mar ket, at two dollars per bushel and mills to grind it on; and flour at Austin is from eighteen to twenty dollars per barrel. Brown county, as he wrote, was not so fortunate, the Indians being particularly troublesome. He says: 1 am informed that, up to this writing, three hundred and twenty-eight head of fine American horses have been stolen, five men killed and two in dividuals taken prisoners, alone from Brown county, and that the Indians say they will have San Saba county, and most of that beautiful and fertile re gion created into new counties by the last Legisla ture. A party of Reserve Indians returned to the In dian Agency about the 15th ult., numbering about fifty, from a scout to Red River, in pursuit of hos tile Indians who have been committing so many depredations. The scout had been absent from the Agency thirty days, during which time they had surprised a party "of hostile Indians, and took from them sixty-three horses, seven mules and three pris oners, one of whom afterward effected his escape.— The other two—one an Indian, the other a Mexican, were tried by the Reserves and condemned to be shot as horse-thieves and enemies of the whites.— Twelveof the tribe executed the sentence with rifles. CRIMINAL PROSECUTION FOR USURY. —The Roches ter Union of the sth, has the following: Police Justice Bard well has under advisement a charge of usury preferred against a woman. The facts, as near as we can obtain them, are as follows: A Mrs. Ellen Scribner, of New York, loaned, some time since, SSOO to E. R. Hall, bookseller, of this city, for which she received a note for SOOO, making the rate of interest for the loan something like two per cent, per month. A few days since this lady and her husband came to this city and instituted summary proceedings against Mr. "Hall, bv which his effects were seized and sold to satisfy" her de mand. It appears that Mr. Hall had other creditors who desired to secure the payment of a portion of their demands from the effects of Mr. 11. They there fore directed their attorney, C. L. Clarke,"Esq., to institute proceedings against Mrs. S., under the nsury law, which he did yesterday, before the Po lice Justice. A warrant was issued, but the de fendant being in feeble health, could not leave her hotel, and the examination was postponed. The statute against usury provides a punishment of not more than SI,OOO fine, or imprisonment for .six months, or both. Prosecutions under this statute are not frequent, and the case will excite some in terest. AMERICAN VISES. —Mr. 11. C. Williams, who was last fall dispatched by the Patent Oilier to make explorations in Western Arkansas, part of the In dian territory, and Northern Texas, for the purpose of obtaining information respecting the grape vines of that region, and making collections of the same, has returned, and brought with him cuttings of nu merous varieties of the native grape there found.— The region he traversed extends from a little east of Fort Smith, on the Arkansas, to the Lower Cross Timbers, in Texas, and includes a considerable por tion of the Choctaw Nation. Eight hundred miles of this he traversed on foot, examining and col lecting. The cuttings and vines he has brought with him to Washington have been placed by the Patent Office in proper hands here for rooting out. with a view to their future distribution in such a way as will be most likely to ensure their propaga tion. Of the principal varieties of these grapes the Washita, a white grape, is deemed the most excel lent. It has been introduced into France, and there pronounced unsurpassed by any kind there, both for wine and the table. The extraordinarily severe spring of last year which in Arkansas cut off even walnut and oak trees, prevented any thing like a good collection of the fa mous plum trees of that region; a few, however, were collected. Unnatural Mckdkr.—A horrible tragedy oc curred on Saturday last in Broad Creek Hundred, near Little Hill church, which resulted in the death of a child. A negro woman, by the name of Pur nal, on the dav above mentioned left home with the view of attending a vendue, in order to soil liquor. She left her family of six children at home, the old est of which was only eight years old. When the mother returned she missed one of her children.— Having observed marks of blood upon the floor, she was led to inquire the whereabouts of the child.— The children refused to tell. A search was then in stituted, and the child found covered over with brush, at some distance from the house. The head was cut off, as was also one of its arms. The two oldest children made a confession. They said that the oldest child took an axe and cut the child's head off, and then made one of the other children cut the arm ofl. They refused to tell what they bail done with the arm, but it was subsequently found concealed in the cupboard.— Delaware Me*. A German shoemaker, named Francis Ranche, has, together with his wife, been arrested at New Orleans, for most atrocious cruelty to a slave boy, which resulted in his death. The evidence showed the unfortunate creature had been the victim of the most inhuman barbarities. When Ranche was ar rested he was making preparations for interring the body, having obtained a certificate from one Dr. Allain, that the lad, who was about eleven years of age, had died of disease. The doctor was arrest ed as an accessory to the murder, after the fact. PRICE TWO CENTS. [Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.] TRIPLE EXECUTION IN NEW KENT CO., VA.— New Knit C. //.. March 10.—At an early hour thismorn ing a vast multitude assembled to witness the exe cution of Major Morris. Henry and Dick Bradley, the murderers of Jas. C. Grant. A few minutes past 10 o'clock, A. M., the sheriff, John 8. Lacy, Esq., with his deputy, Chas. A. Hewlett, Esq., pro ceeded to the jail for the purpose of removing the chains from the prisoners, and to shroud them in robes of black cambric, when they were led out of their cell, Capt. Braxton Garick, with the troop, es corted them to the gallows. On their arrival, the Rev. George B. Simcoe, one oi their spiritual advisers, delivered a verv solemn and impressive sermon. At the conclusion of this he prayed very fervently. They were then asked if they had anything to "say. Henry and Dick said they were prepared to meet their God. Major Mor ris said he had tallen a victim to the gallows through the persuasion and advice of his friends; he admon ished those around him never to repose too much confidence in friends. The halters having been properlv adjusted to the beam and their necks when they first ascended to the scaffold, the fly was drawn from the drop, and at 12 o'clock, M., they were launched into eternity. The night preceding their execution was devoted to prayer and supplication. At intervals they sang the very melancholy hymn, commencing, "Hark from the tomb!" PEACH Bens WINTER KILLED.-—WE are sorry to in - form our readers that the peach buds in this region are severely injured. On strong shoots of last war's wood they are generally killed, owing to the warm weather of mid-winter developing them premature ly; but on trees that made little wood, many buds are uninjured. In some places there will probably be a good crop, while in others it will be a total failure. We examined the buds on our own trees and found the majority killed. Luckily we can spare four-fifths of these blossom buds ami still have plenty left. Much dependson the weather in April, when trees are in blossom, for five degrees of frost will do more harm then than twentv degrees will Jo now. We do not know to what, extent the blos soms of the cherries are affected, but we are of opin ion that they are unhurt; we have not examined the apricots, but think that they have suffered con siderabl v.— Oh to Farmer. GOLD IN TEXAS.—A correspomlent of the Rich mond Dispatch, writing from Helton, Texas, says: "Our town is now in a great stir about some gold discoveries that hare recently been made on the head waters of the Pecos and Colorado rivers, near the line of New Mexico, three hundred and fifty miles northwest of this place. A company of one hundred and twenty men will leave here as soon as "grass rises" for the scene of operations. They will go armed to the teeth, and be governed bv mil itary rules. Every mess of five will have a' light wagon drawn by four mules, with an extra saddle horse for each man, and provisions for four months. Their routes will be across the plains, hundreds of miles from any settlement, and they will no doubt have to do some tall Indian tigliting, as the Ca manches and Apaches are very hostile. But they will be hard to whip, as thev are all picked men and inured to hardships. Their outfit will cost about $50,000." SINGULAR ACCIDENT ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER— FALL OP THE BANK UPON A STEAMER— Fata) Result.— We learn from the clerk of the steamer Rodolph, that on Thursday night, while the boat was moored to the Illinois shore, taking on freight some mile* below here, the bank, which was verv high and supposed to have been underwashed by the la te rise, caved in on her side, burying nine inen, and break ing down some thirty feet of the guard. Eight were rescued unhurt, the other, a Spaniard, name unknown, was lost. There is another of the deck hands missing. It is feared that he was among the buried, and was carried oft' by the current, which was very rapid.— St. Louis Democrat, Saturday. THE KING. —Two fiery students at Oberlin College had a falling out the other day. Lovely women was, of course, the cause. Having conscious scru ples against dueling, they resolved to adjust the dif ficulty by an appeal to" the code fistic, or, as we think we have heard it called, "the manly art of self defense." They accordingly met with their seconds in a lonely cow-pasture about two miles from the College. They fought nine rounds, and with a skill, zeal, and vigor that might have elicited the admiration of Belcher Kay, of Tipton Slasher. One of the parties was very badly whipped, and vic tory consequently peached upon the banners of the other party. What makes the affair particularly racy, is the fact that the lovely woman above allud ed to is a dashing mulatto. EPIDEMIC AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA. —An epidemic disease, partaking of the character of ty phoid, is prevailing among the students at the L r rii versitv of Virginia, at Charlottesville. A large number had been attacked, several had died, and the students were fast returning home in alarm.— The Board of Visitors were at the last advices delib erating upon the propriety of suspending the collegi ate exercises. The disease is supposed to have orig inated from the confined and ill-ventilated dormi tories in which the students sleep, and which have been unusually crowded in consequence of the large number in attendance this winter. The subject ha* already been brought before the Virginia Legisla ture, and an appropriation of $25,000 is proposed to provide for the enlargement and improvement of the dormitories. HORRIBLR AFFAIR—FIVE PERSONS BURNT TO DEATH. —A horrible affair occurred at New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas county, Ohio, a few days ago. A young man named Gray arrived there, recently from lowa , with his sister, who was deranged, intending to stop there a few days until he could make the ne cessary arrangement to take her to the Insane Asv lum at Columbus. The sister was placed in a lock up near the town for safe keeping. During the night a near neighbor discovered smoke issuing from the lock-up, and gave the alarm. Before any aid arrived the building was wrapped in flames.— Miss Gray, two women, a girl about fifteen, and a young man, who were confiijied in the building, perished in the flames. DESTRUCTIVE FIRE AT NEWBCUOH. —On Saturday morning last, about half-past two o'clock, fire was discovered issuing from a large barn owned bv Ilomer Ramsdell, late President of the New York and Erie Railroad at Newburgh. The firemen were quickly on the spot, and rendered all the assistance in their power to extinguish the fire, vet the flames had made such headway before they'arrived, that all their efforts were fruitless, as the barn and its contents, consisting of eight valuable horses, sev eral cows, carriages, sleighs, harness, tools, several tons of hay, Ac., were entirely consumed. The loss will reach $12,000. There was no insurance upon the property. MINNESOTA. —The Legislature of Minnesota has passed a bill amending the constitution, so that the executive oflicers of the State may be qualified and enter upon the duties of their respective offices at a specified time, in the event of a longer delay on the part of Congress to recognize Minnesota as a State of the Union. This amendment is to be submitted to the people on the second Monday in Aprii, 1858, provided the State shall not be admitted prior to the time of holding said election. The terms of of fice will commence on the Ist of May, and continue until January, 18G0, except that of the auditor, who will continue in ollice until 18111. THE Texas legislature has just passed a bill open ing almost the whole domain of the State to sale at fixed prices. The commissioner of the land office is autliorized to sell land scrips in quantities of IGO, 320, G4O, and 1,280 acre tracts. The lands in the Pacific Reserve to be sold at $2 per acre; the alter nate sections invade railroad and Galveston canal grants and lands on all the islands at 51.25 per acre, and all other public lands at SI. DAMAGES. —John King, in the Logan County (Ky.,) Conrt, at the last term, recovered $3,500 damages from Stephen Fisk, for malpractice in treat ing his sore eyes, which caused him to lose bis sight. In tiie same Court, Simon Cavett recovered damages of $2,000 from Peter McClannagan, for shooting him with a pistol, which he was negligent ly and imprudently handling. It caused permanent injury. Death of a Centenarian.—Mrs. Sally Eaton, ol North Reading, died on the Ist inst., at the ad vanced age of 102 years, 4 months and 20 days.— She left 5 children, the oldest of whom is 76 years of age, and the youngest SR. She also leaves 2' 1 grand-children, a large number of great grand - children, and !> of the fifth generation. Fine Shad are beginning to make their appear ance in the Potomac, and considerable numbers have been caught at the various landings. It is said bv way of encouragement to hopes of a prosperous fishing season, that unusually large numbers of gan nets, the aerial concomitants of shad and herring, have made their way up the river. Mr. Clere, who came to this country in 181G, with Mr. (Sallaudet, and has been for forty-two years a teacher in the American Asvlum, at Hartford. will retire from his position at tfie close of the winter term. Mr. Clere is now nearly seventv-three years old, and continues to enjoy vigorous health, and is in the possession of all his intellectual faculties. A fire broke out in Little River Village, (Me. 1 on Wednesday night last, in the store of Josiah Dai, and it was totally destroyed. The tenement over the store was occupied by Mr. Day and his sister, who escaped just in time to save their lives from being destroyed by the fire. Cause of the lire un known. Insured 5i,200. The question of the intoxicating quality of lager beer has been before the Supreme Court of Massa chusetts. It was alleged that this drink does nut come within the term intoxicating liquors. But th,- court held that it was expressly declared to be so by the statute, and that, therefore, it ivas not com petent to go into the chemical fact. A man suspected of stealing a sum of monev in the neighborhood of Reid's Ridge, Arkansas, was seized and whipped with a handsaw, being strip ped and tied across a log. He was taken twelve miles and whipped again with the same instru ment. He died of his wounds, asserting his inno cence. Thomas Anderson, a tax collector of Detroit, has absconded, leaving his bail to pay $16,000, for which he is a defaulter.