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THE DAILY EXCHANGE. PUBLISHED EVERY MORNING, (SUNDAYS EXCEPTED,) BY KERR & CO. OFFICE, CARROLL HALL, S.'K, CORNER OF BALTIMORE AND CALVERT BTREETS. EDITORS AND PRORIETORS. CHARI.ES G. KERR. THOMAS W. HALL, JR. TERMS: In the city TWELVE AND A HALF CENTS per week, paya ble to the carrier. Mailed to subscribers, out of the city, at DOLLARS per annum; THREE DOLLARS for six months and ON"E DOLLAR for two months. Invariably in advance tor the time ordered. ADVERTISING RATES. TABLE: (SQUARE—EIGHT LINES.) One insertion .50 Two insertions 75 Three 4t $l.OO Four 44 $1.25 Five 44 $1.50 One week $1.75 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 iu 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 effort to introduce into the field of journalism that element of competition, which, in all other branches of business, has so materially contribu ted to the prosperity of the city, 4t 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 ests to which a paper of the character proposed must 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 with the most prompt, full aud authentic intelligence upon all matters of public interest, at home and abroad ; and to secure the accomplishment of this result, and the perfec tion of every arrangement required to place THE EX CHANGE in this particular on a level with the best jour uals of the country, no necessary expense or exertion will be spared. 2d, COMMERCE. —The commercial department of the pa- I>er 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 Ithe 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 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 )K>ssesses a peculiar aud exclusive interest of its own, it will be the object of Til K 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. 4th, LITERATURE AND ART.-— Candid and impartial re views of current literature aud contemporaneous art, rau 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 In? the constant Aim of the proprietors to render it a valuable and interest tig journal for the family as well as for the counting room. (FIXATION. PATAPSCO FEMALE INSTITUTE, MARYLAND f TM IK TIIUSTEES 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 subjoiued resolutions, are now com plete. These improvements have not been made with a view to increase the school, but for the greater conveni- | truce and comfort of the usual number of pupils. The new cha|el is a handsome and most appropriate- j 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- i cedent tone. The administration of Mr. Archer for the past year and 1 the present has been attended with unprecedented sue cess, and the Trustees feel themselves fully justified in recommending the lustitutc to the continued favor of the South. It has pre eminence in healthfullness. The pupils avoid ing, ou the one hand, the debilitating effects of a Southern climate, andoll 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 auy of its evils. As au 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 charge of the Institute. The Trustees of the Patapsco Female Institute, having been duly notified by Mrs. Lincoln Phelps of her intention to resign her office of principal at the close of the present school year, have elected Roliert 11. 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. OH AS. W. DORSEY, PRESIDENT. WM. DENNY, M I) , SECRETARY. T. WATKINS LIOOX, E. HAMMOND, JOHN. P. KENNEDY. fe22-dtf. L A W SCHOOL OF THE UNIVERSITY 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, anil of Equity, Admiralty, Com inercial, International and Constitutional Law, and the Jurisprudence of the United States. The Law Library coMists 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,) f which there are ten every week. Two Moot Courts are also holden in each week, at each of which a cause, previously given out, fs argued by four students, and an opiuion 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 hate, 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 lil>erty 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 July,is divided into two terms, of twenty weeks each, with a 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 be made to either of the Profes sors at Carabr.dge. Cambridge, Mass., January, 1858. [dflt law Cm. BISCUIT AND CRACKER BAKERY. (No. 1)8 PRATT STREET,) FORMERLY R. MASON <£ BROTHER, JAMES D. MASON & Co. having made EXTENSIVE ALTERATIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS in their JHSCUIT AND CRACKER BAKER Y, by the introduction of NEW MACHINERY of the LATEST j IMPROVEMENTS, are now prepared to supply any demand for PILOT and NAVY BREAD, WATER, BUTTER, SUGAR, PIC NIC and EDINBURGH CRACKERS, SODA and WINE BISCUIT, and all kinds of FANCY CAKES of a quality SUPERIOR TO ANY OTHER ESTBALISHMEXT. The PATE ST REEL OVEN in use at their Bakery, is of novel construction, and is capable of linking 125 BAR RELS OF FLOUR per dav. into CRACKERS, and 500 BARRELS INTO LOAF BREAD. DEALERS are invited to give us a call; they will find | the terms as favorable as any other house. The Proprietors will take great pleasure in exhibiting ! the OPERATION OF THEIR OVEN, AT ALL TIMES, to any who may feel an interest in the "PROGRESS OF THE AGE," and will also conduct them through their extensive establishment. J 0 M. & Co. I>eg leave to remind the public that this OVEN IS TIIE ONLY ONE IN USE IN THIS CITY. PATENT RIGHTS of which, for LOAF BREAD purposes, can lie had on application to them. JAMES D MASON k Co., FORMERLY R. MASON & BROTHER, OLD STAND, Old Number 98 PRATT STREET, fe22-tf Opposite MeClure's Dock OFFICII MARYLAND OAS COMPANY, CORNER BALTIMORE AND HT. PAUL STREETS, UP STAIRS. rpHIS COMPANY is furnishing the most JL complete ami only reliable Gas Machine for the use of Private Houses, Churches, Hotels ami Public Institutions ever offered to the public. By their comparative small cost ami profitable working results, these Machines r*comint*nd themselves to the at tention of residents of small towns and villages. Thous ands of certificates, from parties now using nu Machines, can he furnished. Apply at the office of the Company, as above, by person or by letter. fe22 6m. A1 F. .V J. 11. WYLIU. . N K W YORK FANCY DYEING A CLEANSING ESTABLISHMENT, OFFICE, 142 LEXINGTON STREET. BALT , (Between Park and Howard,) FOR THE RECEPTION* AND DELIVERY OF QOODS. SII.KS AND WORSTED DAMASK AND MOREEN CURTAINS, Ladies' and Gentlemen's Garments, Straw Bonnets, Liu ens Cottons, kc.. Dyed and Finished in the best manner. SILKS AND SILK DRESSES WATERED. Particular attention paid to all CANTON FABRICS, vizr- Hcavv Embroidered Crape Shawls Cleansed ami Bleached a pure White; also dyed and Finished in Canton Style. Heavv Satins Dyed and Original Texture Preserved. CHINTZ, LACE. AND MUSLIN CURTAINS, SHAWLS, TABLE COVERS, CARPETS. RUGS, kc., Cleansed anil re finished. Goods restored, if possible, to original state. , .. KID GLOVES CLEANSED IXTIIF, NEATEST MANNER. We pride ourselves upon the colors atul styles of work we produce, and the impossibilty of a competition in this respect; ami while promptness will always lie exercised, our prices will be as low as is often paid for inferior work. mr2o 3m THE MERCANTILE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION. (Founded in 1839.) : Occupies the First Floor of the Athenaeum Building , 2V. IF. Corner of St. Paul and Saratoga Streets. THE ROOMS are large and comfortable, well heated and lighted, and quiet. I The Library contains now about 15.000 volumes, care i fully selected, of History, Poetry, Drama, Theology, Arts I 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. The Association was formed for the special benefit of the j CLERKS OF THE CITY, and is exclusively under their ! control. They alone are eligible for ACTIVE 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, upon the payment of ; $5 per annum, in advance. They may draw books from the Library, visit the rooms, and are entited to ALL THE PRIVILEGES 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 P. M., for the reception of ladies—and from 2 o'clock till 10 o'clock P. M., for Gentlemen. Of persons now using the Library, 84 ACCOUNTS ARE FOR LADY SUBSCRIBERS, 300 44 " HONORARY MEMBERS. 650 U U ACTIVE MEMBERS. fe22 tf WM. P. WEBB & CO., IMPORTERS AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS FOR THE SALE OF MEN'S FURNISHING GOODS, AND 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. Sailors. HT. ROBERTS, • MERCER AND TAILOR, No. 205 BALTIMORE STREET, fe22ly. Baltimore. EA D Y MADE CLOTH IN JOHN jr. PEA, dl- CO., NORTH EAST CORNER OF PRATT AND SOUTH STS., Have on hand a large and select Stock of WINTER CLOTHING, that they we running offat 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 style at low prices. fe22 lm. ptnos anli Blusic. grtgIS&WVEW YORK PIANO DEPOT. WM. F. THIEDE, 1/ il y J 1/ Successor to PETRI & THIEDE. Having retained the Store and Stock of the old firm, No. 80 FAYETTE STREET, begs leave to announce that he has obtained the SOLE AGENCY FOR THE STATE OF MARYLAND, FOR STEIN WAY A SON'S GRAND AND SQUARE PIANOS! He will be pleased to receive calls from his friends and the public, to examine these celebrated instruments. By purchasing wholly for cash, he is able to offer the works of these well known makers at prices that will not fail to please. A call is earnestly solicited. WM. F. THIEDE, mr27<l3m No. SO Fayette street, west of Chailes. C. w. NKILL. W. F. WASHBURN. & WASHBURN, SPFT U YFFL* FIRST PREMIUM PIANO FORTES, 1/ d W J U MANUFACTORY AND WAREROOMS— G6 FAYETTE ST., East of Calvert, mhl2 6RA Baltimore, Md. 'HK 'KKRING & SONS, fif UU AN NITNNS & CLARK'S CELEBRATED PIANO FORTES, Constantly receiving and for sale only by F. I). BENTEEN, ISI Baltimore street and 84 Fayette, third store west of Charles st. Purchasers will find it to their interest to examine ft t themselves the superior qualities of the above Pianos. Piano Stools, Prince & Co.'s Melodeons from $45 upwards. mr2s tf. OLD MEDAL PREMIUM PIANO FORTES. J U y J H WILLIAM KXABK & CO., MANUFACTURERS OF GRAND AND SQUARE PIANO FORTES. 'Nos. 1, 3, 5 and 7 NORTH EUTA W ST., Opposite the Eutaw House, And at our NEW SALESROOM, 207 BALTIMORE STREET, Between Charles and Light streets. These celebrated PIANOS have, at different Fairs, for several successive years, been awarded the HIGHEST PREMIUMS for excellence, over all coni]>etition. They have also been pronounced by S. Thalberg, the most celebrated pianist in the world, anil other distin guished artists, including M. Strakosch, G. Sutter, Ac., Ac., to be equal if not SUPERIOR to any in this country. We have constantly on hand at our extensive Ware rooms as above, the largest assortment of FINE PIANO FORTES to lie found in this city, which we will sell, wholesale and retail on the most liberal terms. In every case we guarantee our Pianos to give entire satisfaction. on hand a fine assortment of MELODE ONS, of the best makers, at prices from $45 to $2OO. R-7"Always for sale a large number of GOOD SECOND HAND PIANOS, at prices ranging from $75 to $2OO. tt*-PIANOS EXCHANGED, HIRED and TUNED, mrll-tf WM. KNABE k CO. 6\\s Jfitting. WEST" & /Ev E N S~T IMPORTERS, MANUFACTURERS, AND DEALERS IN OAS FIXTURES , Of every Description, No. 200 Baltimore Street. BALTIMORE. Gas Pipes introduced into public and private buildings in tlie best manner and on the most pleasing terms, mrll-tf MORE LIGHT AND LESS GASI CO.VSUMF.RS OF GAS CAV SAVE FROM TWENTY TO TWENTY-FIVE FER CENT. Of GAS by regulating the FLOW between the meters and burners, which can be dune in most cases for a cost not exceeding TWO DOLLARS AND FIFTY CF.VTS. The undersigned hare on exhibition A TEST METER, GLASS SHU W A M ETER, Made expressly to our order, (hy L. Morrison, proprietor of Phcenix Meter Works,) and which is a fac simile, of those used by consumers in this city. Persons desirous can see at a glance, in this meter, the formation and whole operation, together with the manner in which it may register correctly or incorrectly, by calling on BLAIR k CO., GAS FITTERS, mrl2.tapl 366 WEST BALTIMORE STREET. J 11. McCALL & CO., . PRACTICAL GAS FITTERS, NO. 15 FAYETTE ST., UNDER RKBEN HALL. (BETWEEN HARRISON ANII FREDERICK STB.,) Baltimore, Md. Dealers in all kinds of GAS FIXTURES. Stores, Dwellings, Churches and Factories fitted up in workmanlike manner. A large stock of cheap Gas fixtures always on hand. All orders promptly attended to, and all work warranted fe22-3m EINN'S EATING SALOON, No. 40 WEST PRATT STREET, Between Frederick ami Market Space. '• RJMLE PROPRIETOR OF THIS WIDE JL ly known Saloon, having recently made extensive \ improvements in several departments of his buildings, is j prepared to fiuuiish DINNERS, SUPPERS, &c., at as cheap j rates aud in a style which he will not permit of being sur | passed. Families supplied with Oysters, in every variety I of style; also. Terrapins, Turtles, Poultry, Venison and I Fish; the last named he is daily in receipt of by Express from the South, j All articles delivered free by RINN'S Express Wagon. fe22-tf. BARGAINS I FuNNIT URE . We are selling our extensive STOCK of 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 & HEYWOOD, fe24-lm 10 North Charles st. ADAM SNIVKLEY. 3. W. COOKE. ONIVELEY & COOKE, No. 5 COMMERCE STREET, Baltimore. Wholesale dealers in BUTTER, CHEESE, AND PRODUCE. Having a LARGE, WELL SELECTED and FRESH ST'H'K on hand, dealers are invited to give us a call. SJ-BUTTER for EXPORTATION PACKED with great care. fe22 lm. gjj BUILDERS' DEPOT. QQ SASH DOORS, BLINDS, FRAMES, HOT BED SASH, OULni.NGS, CASINGS, kc., DRESSED FLOORING AN DOTHER LUMBER, LIME, BRICKS, HAIR, HARD WARE GLASS, OIL, PAINTS, and every description of BUILDING MATERIAL, at moderate rates and on accom mudating terms. Particular attention paid to orders and contracts from abroad. Estimates of the entire cost nj buildings furnished witli accuracy and despatch. Ship ments effected promptly to all accessible points by R. JOHNSON, No. 69 Pratt street, (near Bowly's wharf,) fe23-1f Raltiraore, Md. PHOENIX SPICE MILLS, WAREHOUSE 58 SOUTH STREE WM. H. CRAWFORD k CO., PROPRIETORS, Offer to the wholesale trade of this city the NOH/A and West GOODS of equal quality and price on same terms as any other house in the United states fe22-tf. INUERSOLL'S IMPROVED PORTABLE H A 1' p Jf, p $ We call attention to tins press which combines greater power ami durability, requires less labor, occupies less space, and costs less money than any other Machine for baling Hay or Cotton, ever offered to the putdic. For sale ;at manufacturer's prices by J. A. WESTON k CO., fe!B tf 41 South Charles street BALTIMORE, MONDAY, MARCH 29, 1858. • Insurance Cumpnies. INSURANCE CARD. LOOK WELL TO THE COMPANY IN WHICH YOU INSURE. SAM!.. 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 k Co., 10 and 12 German street, " DAI.L, GIBBONS k Co., 22 Hanover street, " A. L. WEBB & BRO., cor. Pratt and Commerce streets, CHAS. W. RIDOELT, ESQ., Attorney at Law, 01 St. Paul street. _ mrl-eolm HENRY A. DIDIERT INSURANCE A GENT, COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS, CORNER OF GAY AND LOMBARD STREETS, mrl'Jtf Baltimore. EQ U I TAB L E FIRE INSURANCE SOCIETY. CHARTER I'ERI'ETUAL. OFFICE, NO. 19 SOUTH STREET. THE BALTIMORE EQUITABLE SOCIETY will Insure HOUSES and FURNITURE from LOSS JJiMMMAGE 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 STREET, where the principles on which the Society insure will be fully explained. DIRECTORS: THOMAS KELSO, BENJAMIN DEFORD, WILLIAM KENNEDY, SAMUEL KIRBY, HENRY RIEMAN, MICHAEL WARNER" JAMES FRAZIKR, DANIEL DAIL, CHARLES R. CARROLL, ROBERT A. DOBBIN, AUSTIN JENKINS, DANIEL WARFIELD. FRANCIS A. CROOK, Treasurer. HUGH B. JONES, Secretary. fe24-ly* THE GREAT WESTERN (MARINE) INSURANCE COMPANY OF NEW TORE. Authorized Capital $5,000,600 Cash Capital (alreadypaid in) 1,000,000 Surplus Fund (represented by scrip) 500,000 Assetts Jan. 1,1858 2,276,000 This Ccmpany 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 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, fe23-tf Office Commercial Buildings. 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, Chas. W. George, James M. Pouder, Wm. G. Power, Charles Hoffman, Elisha H. Perkins. fe22-lm. GEO. HARLAN WILLIAMS, Sec'y ITMRE INSURANCE AGENCY. GEORGE B. COALE, 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 $.'100,000. Property of all kinds in TOWN or COUNTRY insured at the most reasonable terms. JOHNSTON'S INSURANCE ROOMS, •I PHCENIX BUILDINGS. 73 SECOND STREET. AGGRF.GATE CAPITAL REPRKBENTKD 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 N. Y 250.000 PHCENIX " " " 285,000 WASHINGTON " 288,000 NEW WORLD " ' 234,000 ALBEMARLE " Va. 4-10.000 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 being fully accredited agent. THUS. D. JOHNSTON. fe22ly. Underwriter. MA RIN E INSU R A NCE. COL UMBIAN (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 ACENT of this Company, is prepared to receive applications for IN SURANCE on all Marine and Inland risks. SOL. B. DA VIES, of Davies & Warfield, fe22 6m. No. 16 Spear's wharf. BALTIMORE LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY. No- 15 SOUTH STREET, INCORPORATED IN 1830— Charter Perpetual. JOHN I. DONALDSON, President. HIS COMPANY proposes to insure lives JL 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 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 Money is involved. A. B. COULTER, Secretary. Medical Examiner, Dr. DONALDSON, SI Franklin street. f22 1y YIKK AND LIFE INSURANCE A 1 OFFICE, NO. 63 SECOND STREET, BALTIMORE. JOHN G. PROUD k SONS, Rejtresenling Comjmnies of the highest standing, with large Cask Capitals. Policies issued, and Losses paid at the Agency. •ETNA INSURANCE Co., of Hartford, Conn. $1,500,000 PHCENIX " " " " 350,000 SPRINGFIELD " Springfield, Mass. 375,000 .ETNA LIFE " Hartford, 225,000 U. S. LIFE " New York 400.000 fe22 tf. ASSOCIATED FIREMEN'S INSUR ANCE OFFICE, No. 4 SOUTH STREET, OPEN DAILY for the INSURANCE OF ALL DESCRIP TIONS OF PROPERTY WITHIN THE LIMITS OF THE CITY. JOHN R. MOORE, President. DIRECTORS. JAMES GETTT, Mechanical, J. C. WHFEDRM, Columbian, GEORGE HARMA.N, Union, J. TRUST, First Baltimi/re, NOAH WALKRR, Friendship, FRANCIS BURNS, United, J. T. FARLOW, Deptford, JAMES YOUNG, Franklin, ALLEN PAINE, Liberty, J. PEASON, JR., Washington, SAMUEL KIRK, Independent, LANCASTER OULD, Patapsco, R. C. MASON, Vigilant, F. A. MILLER. Howard, WM. A. HACK, Hew Market, JAS. A. BRUCE, Watchman, JAS. B. GEORGE, SR., Pioneer Jos. C. BOYD, Lafayette. Hook and Ladder Co No. 1. frfß-tf. JOHN DCKEHART. Secretary. MARINE AND INLAND INSURANCE THE SUN MUTAL INSURANCE COMPANY OF NEW YORK, Insures Marine and Inland Navigation Risks, on terms as favorable as those of any other Company. All persons 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, liable for the payment of losses, are over $2,000,000 ' A. B. NEILSON, Press't. A. SKATON. V. Pres't J. WHITEHEAD, Sec. C. OLIVER O'DONNELL, Agent in Baltimore. fe22-ly. No. 51 EXCHANGE PLACE. NATIONAL FIRE INSURANCE ('DM PANY OF BALTIMORE. Incorporated bv 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 BY FIRE. The Directors meet daily to determine upon applications for INSURANCE. JOHN B. SEIDENSTRICKER, President, BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Allen A. Chapman, William Woodward, Henry M. Hash, !George Bartlett, Wm Heald, - jAdam Ilenmead, John W. Ross, Joseph W. Jenkins, Edward J. Church, |Thomas M. Sullivan, Job Smith, ] George Small. JOHN R. MAGRUDER, fe26tf Secretary. IRON BEDSTEADS, GARDEN VASES, kc. We are just in receipt of several different styles of IRON BEDSTEADS, to which we call attention. We have among them some very low priced, and partic ularly adapted for servant's use. We have also in store a variety of styles and sizes of VASES, suitable for ornamental purposes, fountains, etc." etc. We also continue to keep the celebrated BLUE RIDGE COOK STOVE, in four different size*, which we offer at prices corresponding with the times. It is a Baltimore made stove, and has 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 & HUTCHINSON, Maryland Stove and Plumbing House, mr'A) tf 22 LIGHT STREET. BUSINESS CURBS. j EDWARD DE CORMIS. WILLIAM ROOEKS DE CORMIS & ROGERS, IMPORTERS AND WHOLESALE DEALERS IN i WINES, BRANDIES, GINS, SCOTCH AND IRISH MALT WHISKYS, ENGLISH AND SCOTCH ALE AND PORTER, mr 24 tf No. 4 COMMERCE STREET, Halt. COUPLAND, . FASHIONABLE HATS, CAPS, kc. No. 40 Baltimore Street. Between FREDERICK and HARRISON STS. tnrllly BALTIMORE. FRANCIS DENMEAD. Manufacturer of RYE AND BARLEY MALT, CITY MALT HOUSE, West Falls Avenue, BALTIMORE. N. B.—Hops constantly on hand. fe22 ly LIN I) & MURDOCH, ARCHITECTS AND SUPERINTENDENTS, No. 1, 2, 3, aud 4, McELDOWNEY'S BUILDING, I fe22-lm._ j E. B. GRANT. J, JJ. GRANT. G RANT & BROTHER, T COMMISSION MERCHANTS. NO. 61 EXCHANGE PLACE, | fe22-tf. Baltimore. JOHN S. WILLIAMS St BRO., ~ COMMISSION MERCHANTS, 52 COMMERCE STREET, f022 tf. BALTIMORE. JL. M'PHAIL Sl BRO'S • HAT, CAP AND FUR STORE, No. 132 BALTIMORE STREET, BetweenNorlh and Culver* streets, (north side.) fe22tf. WM. W. JANNKY, ' LOUIS STOW. JANNEY & STOW, PRODUCE AND GENERAL COMMISSION MERCHANTS, No. 101 SOUTH STREET, ft-22 ly Baltimore. JOSEPH CARSON. H. O. VICKERV. JOSEPH CARSON & CO. WESTERN PRODUCE AND GENERAL COMMISSION MERCHANTS, Nos. 43 AND 45 LIGHT STREET, Baltimore. Liberal advances made on consignments. fe'22-tf C COURTNEY & CUSUING, ~ A TOBACCO COMMISSION MERCHANTS, 65 SOUTH GAY STREET, E. S. COURTNEY, BALTIMORE. C. E. CUSHING, J. A. COURTNEY. f022-tf JLYLE CLARKE & CO., • IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN MANUFACTURED AND LEAF TOBACCO, SEGARS, SNUFF, &c., No. 106 WEST LOMBARD STREET, Baltimore. fe2- tf CAR D . P. C. MARTIN, HJSTILLER AND DEALER EXCLUSIVELY IN FINE OLD WHISKEYS, No. 108 NORTH HOWARD STREET, fe22 lm 3 doors South of Mulberry street. R~~ ICHARDSON &Tc6~ SHIFTING A ND COMMISSON MERCHANTS. 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, Ac.; also fill orders for same. fe22-tr W T7 WALTERS CO., • IMPORTERS AND DEALERSTN WINES <t LIQUORS, NO. 68 EXCHANGE PLACE LOMBARD STREET, BALTIMORE. ft j" A large and very fitte stock of OLD RYE WHISKEY on hand. fc'24 tf T. T. MARTIN. WM. R. MARTIN. T. MARTIN & BRO." JL . IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN LIQUOR S—and General COMMISSION MERCHANTS, No. 72 CALVERT ST., (one door from Pratt), mal-tf Baltimore. RSN<) W 1 H'.N ANDREWS. • ARCHITECT AND SUPERIXTENDENT 7 & 8 CARROL!. HALL, fo'J'S-l in Baltimore, Mil. JOHN F. PLCKRELL, LEWIS WARRINGTON. fOIIN P. IMCKRET.L & CO., J GENERAL COMMISSION MERCHANTS, 40 WEST LOMBARD STREET, Baltimore*. Liberal advances made on consignments. fe24-tf Jlttanifgs. rpHOMAS H. KEMP. JR.,— X ATTORNEY AT LAW, DENTON. CAROLINE CO., MD., Will practice in the Courts of Caroline, Talbot, Queen Anne and Kent counties. mrl7-2m R: STOCKETT MATHEWS, A TTORNE Y A T LA W, OFFICE No. 1 COUNSELLOIi'B HALL, (46 LEXINGTON STREET,) Baltimore, Will attend promptly to all kinds of business appertaining to his profession. fe22 tf. CIHARLES E PTIELPST ' A TTORNE TAT IA W, No. 2 LAW BUILDINGS, Continues to practice in the Courts of BALTIMORE CITY and HOWARD COUNTY. fe22 tf. ROBERTO, BURNS, A TTORNE Y A T LA IP. NO. 5 COUNSELLOR'S HALT.. f.'22 tf LENINGTON STREET. RI 1 FRISBY H ENDERSON. -L • ATTORNEY AT LAW AND COMMISSIONER FOR PENNSYLVANIA, No. 6 COUNSELLORS' HALL, fe22 tf. Lexington street. TOIIN PRENTISS L'OK. J ATTORNEY AT LAW, OFFICE NO. 25 I.EXIOTON STREETS, Practices in the Courts of BALTIMORE CITY, and BAL TIMORE and HOWARD COUNTIES. MB 2awfiw. HP JOSEPH ROGERS, X ATTORNEY AT LAW, Has removed to 83 W. Fayette street, above Charles, mrl-tf. fap f angings. PAPER HANGINGS, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL, HOWELL & BROTHERS, 200 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 papers of approved styles, from 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 L>e needless to enumerate the ST3'LCS, as they are so varied, as to please all tastes, and are suitable for Parlors, Dining Rooms, Halls, &c. All paier put on in the best manner, under the superin teudance of one of the firm. Orders from the country promptly attended to. mr22 tf PtMrims, Derfaittfrics, 6c. r PURVIANCE POLK ITCO. J APOTHECARIES, Corner of Fayette and St. Paul Streets, AND N. HYNSON JENNINGS & CO. APOTHECARIES, No. 88 N. CHARLES STREET, Baltimore, Respectfully call the attention of citizens and the travel ling community to their large and choice assortment of MEDICINES, PERFUMERY, FINE STATIONERY and FANCY ARTICLES, which may be confidently relied on as being what we represent them, as we select none but of the pu rest quality. Also, MEDICINE CHESTS, SURGICAL INSTRU MENTS, TRUSSES, DIETETIC PREPARATIONS, &c., AC. Written orders filled promptly and with care, subject to be returned at our expense if not of standard quality. fe22-tf. GREAT SAVING IN GAS. BALTIMORE, Feb. 9tli, 1858. MEB3RS. JACKSON A CHANDLER: Sirs We have been using J. n. COOPER'S LEVER GAS REGULATOR upon our metre for the past six weeks, anil are satisfied that it economises from '2O to 25 per cent, of Gas. The light is uniform and ample, aud all blowing and flaring of the flame is obviated, and the escape of uu consumed gas prevented. NOAH WALKER A CO. As there is now great complaint about Gas bills the public will find it to their interest to adopt the above apparatus. All orders sent to MESSRS JACKSON & CHANDLER, At the office of Messrs. GRATTAN k EVANS, Jarris Building, No. S North street, will receive prompt attention. mr29-lmo. JOHN SHAN AM AN HAS REMOVED FROM SNOW HILL, And commenced the Manufacture of EVERY DESCRIPTION OF TIN k SHEET IRON WARE AT No. 15 S. CALVERT STREET, BALTIMORE, Where every article connected with his business may be found, and which will be disposed of at the lowest prices. Special attention paid to ROOFING AND SPOUTING. orders from the Eastern Shorn and elsewhere will receive prompt attention mr6-3m BOUDOIR SEWING MACHINE. PRICE $4O. —THIS MACHINE IS RE commended by I. M. Singer k Co., Wheeler k Wilson aud Grover k 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 k Wilson's superior FAMILY MACHINE, in Rosewood, Black Walnut and Mahogany eases. Wheel er and Wilson's Machines are really the best article ever invented for sewing. A great number of certificates can lie seen at onr store from ladies and gentlemen who have had them In use for a length of time. • E. M. PUNDF.RSON & CO., Ce22-tf. 209 Baltimore street. ONE WEEK LATER FROM EUROPE. ARRIVAL OF THE NIAGARA AT HALIFAX. SETTLEMENT OF THE MISUNDERSTANDING BETWEEN ENGLAND AND FRANCE. THE FRENCH CONSPIRATORS. ARRESTS IN FRANCE. Cotton Declined—Breadstuffs and Provisions Dull. CONSOLS HALIFAX, Friday, March 25th, 1858. The Royal Mail steamship Niagara, Capt. Wick man, left Liverpool about 9, A. M., on Saturday, March 13, and arrived at Halifax at C, A. M., on the 26th. The Niagara reports, March 13, passed the Ameri can ships Rochester, Isaac Webb and American Union, bound into Liverpool; 14th, off Arklow, ex changed signals with a large steamer; 15th, off Cape Clear, exchanged signals with a large steamer, sup posed to be the Africa. The screw-steamship Indian, from Portland, Feb. 27, arrived at Liverpool at 8:30 A. M., March 12. The steamship Fulton was detained at Havre by low water, and did not sail until the night of the 11th. The Fulton took out but little news. Its main feature was a lengthy pamphlet, issued in Paris, in regard to the refugee difficulty between France and England. It is entitled L' Empcrenr Napoleon HI, el L'Anglcterre, and the Paris correspondent of the Times says, though it is the work of an eminent publicist, a member of the Council of State, yet the inspiration lias been derived from the highest sources. ' The document treats of Napoleon's career since ho was elected President; refers in glowing terms to the Anglo-French alliance, its results, and the earn est desire of the Emperor for its continuance; and then enters at great length into the Refugee ques tion, and shows the danger the French Government is constantly running from the machinations of the French refugees in London, winding up with an ap peal to the English Government and people not to be led away by the false interpretations, and ex pressing a hope that the alliance will firmly stand the trials which it is undergoing. The manifesto was regarded as a State paper, and attracted gene ral attention in France. It is said to have produced favorable impressions, but, in England, the reverse was the case. Rumors were current of a deficiency arising in tho British Treasury, and of a small loan conse quently being negotiated. But, on the other hand, it was asserted that, notwithstanding the panic, the customs receipts would exceed the estimates. It had been currently reported that Count Wal ewski had retired from the French Foreign Minis try. but the report was not confirmed. The Moniteur states that at Chalons, on the 6th, forty men surprised a small post of infantry. They then attempted to get possession of the railroad sta tion, crying "Vive la Republique!" Driven back, they occupied the head of the bridge, to interrupt communication with the barracks. The officers, who live in the town, cut their way through, and the garrison also turning out, the rioters were dis persed. Fifteen men were captured. Lord Malmesbury's dispatch has been communi ted to the French Government. Its terms are not known, but it is said to bo firm, not conciliatory. The Fulton also took out full details of the Indian news to February 9, hut it added little of interest to the telegraphic advices. Prince Gortschakoff was said to have issued a memorandum on the question of the navigation of the Danube to the French Government, and it is directly in opposition to the views of Austria.— Russia agrees with England and France as to the absolute right of the Paris Conference to deal with the subject. There was a prospect of a pacific statement of the disputes in regard to the Duchies, on account of the King of Denmark's illness. The Fulton took out nothing else of moment. GREAT BRITAIN. Owing to the detention of the Fulton, tho news by the Niagara is virtually onlv one day later, tho departure of the latter having been at a" very early hour. The London correspondent of Tlie Manchester Guardian says that it was received as an accom plished fact, that the difference between France and England had been arranged to tlie mutual satisfac tion of both nations. The House of Commons met on the 12th inst. Mr. D'lsracli said he would take the earliest opportunity of staling that within the last hour Her Majesty's Government had received a dispatch from the French Government, in answer to the dispatch ad dressed to them by her Majesty's Government, and he had great pleasure in announcing to the House that those painful circumstances which had unhap pily for a time subsisted between the Governments of the two countries hid entirely terminated; they had been terminated in a spirit friendly and honora ble, and in a manner which he believed satisfactory to the feelings, as he was sure they would be condu cive to the interests and happiness of both t countrics. As soon as her Majesty's permission had been obtain ed, it would be his duty to lay the correspondence on the table. He would also take this opportunity of indicating the course which the Government prrposed to take with reference to the public business of the country. The requirements of the public service at this mo ment are so urgent that Government would require all the assistance of the House in order to enable them to carry out those measures which they, in the discharge of their public duty, deemed abso lutely necessary at this moment, as a supply was necessary for the service of the impending financial year. With regard to the first, he entercdinto some explanation with respect to the militia, observing that in August last a sum of £220,000 had been granted for thatservice, but in consequence of the state of affairs in India it was intended to embody a greater number of militia under the act of last session. And in order to defray the expenditure thereby caused, he pro posed to ask for a supplementary vote of £700,000, with regard to the supply immediately necessary for the approaching financial year. He proposed to take a course which had often been mutually taken under the extraordinary circumstances under which the House had now assembled, and that was to take the votes on the account; but without the assist ance of the House it would be extremely dillicult to pass the Ways and Means bill, and also the Mutiny bill, before Faster. He further detailed Ministers' plans in regard to financial matters. Several members complained that he was silent in regard to measures of general importance. Mr. A. Kinglake called the attention of the House and of the Government to the facts which have transpired of the capture of the Cagliari on the high seas bv Neapolitan cruisers, and to the continued imprisoinent of the Knglish Engineers, Messrs. i'arker and Watt, and asked whether there were any further papers on the subject which could be laid before the House. Mr. D'lsracli said there was no doubt that the case of these unfortunate men was very distressing, and that it had justly excited the sympathy of the country. He had himself the strongest impression that the men were not guilty, but their innocence must be demonstrated by a judicial investigation.— There had been no neglect on the part of the Gov ernment in attending to the case. It had been sub mitted to the investigation and decision of the offi cers of the Crown, and the Government had acted upon their opinion. The jurisdiction of the Nea politan Government having been acknowledged, it seemed to him that they were precluded from open ing the question, and they could only take the most efficient steps to obtain for their unfortunate coun trymen prompt justice, and to take care that the in vestigation should be full and impartial. This question was one of the very first to which Government had given their attention, and Lord Malmesbury hail directed a competent gentleman to proceed to Naples, to insure a fair trial, and af ford every assistance. Lord Malmesbury, in his dispatch, also strongly protested against any further delay. Government had done all they could, and he believed their exertions would be successful in restoring the men to England. The subject was further debated by various mem bers, and Lord I'almerston said that the case had occupied the anxious attention of the late Govern ment, and he assured the House that if they could have found any ground for claiming from Naples the liberation of these men they should have done so, but during the whole course of the negotiation they had been guided by the opinion of others on in ternational law. Mr. Roeuuck characterized the language of the Chancellor of the Exchequer as unworthy of an English Minister. The British Government ought, whether the men had been seized in Neapolitan wa ters or not, to have demanded their release. The subject then dropped. The armv and navy estimates were then moved, four months on account, and the motions were agreed to. The house then adjourned till Monday. There had been some rioting in Dublin between the Police and the College students; five of the latter are said to be dangerously injured. The English funds had been dull during the week, and were unfavorably affected, to a slight extent, by the French pamphlet. Money was in moderate demand, at about previ ous rates. The Bank of England had made no change in its charges. Consols closed firm under the report of favorable advices from India but no Indian news had reached Liverpool when the Niagara sailed. FRANCE. It is said that Pietri will cease to be Prefect of Police after the execution of Orsini and his accom plices, and that his successor will probably be a gen eral officer. The monthly return of the Bank of France shows a gain in specie of 40,000,000 of francs in Paris, and nearly 10,000,000 in the country branches. A telegram from Paris of the 11th, says that the appeal of Orsini and his accomplices to the Court of Cassation was that day rejected. The Jfoniteur of the 11th says, that on the 24th ult. arrests were made in various parts of France, which defeated culpable projects, and led to the dis covery and seizure of arms, ammunition, and com promising correspondence. The arrests, however, have been exaggerated. They are limited to 50 principal ringleaders at Paris, 20 at Lyons, 12 at Marseilles, and 4 on an average in forty" other de partments. In spjte of the precaution, a gathering took place in Paris on the night of the sth of March, but firm and vigilant measures caused it to prove abortive, and led to 20 new arrests. The affray which took place at Chalons was indisputably a part of the plan of systematic agita tion. The I'atrie gives further details of the Revolu tionary attempt at Chalons, showing that the mob took the infantry post by surprise and seized nearly all the arms. The rioters were subsequently suli dued by a strong military detachment, and many arrests were made. The three per cents closed on Friday at 69f. 40e. SWITZERLAND. The dispatch from France to the Swiss Govern ment in regard to the refugees, is published. Tho removal from the frontiers of Switzerland of Italian and other questionable refugees is demanded in strong and menacing terms, and the Swiss Govern ment is told that if they refuse they will incur a grave responsibility, anil will have to attribute to themselves the conseqnence which mav be entailed. SPAIN. The news from Spain is of little interest. The Senate had again rejected Espartero's re quest to be disencumbered of his rank as Spanish Senator. A Madrid telegram says that Zuloago, the Provincial President of Mexico, is well disposed to settle the difference with Spain. The statement that Gen. Concha was to bo re moved from Cuba has been contradicted on good authority. AUSTRIA. A Vienna dispatch says that an excellent under standing has already be'en established between the Derby Ministry andkhe Austrian Government. RUSSIA. A Central Committee has been appointed at St. Petersburg to examine all projects for the emanci pation of tlie serfs sent in by the Provincial Com mittees. The Committee consists of thirteen mem bers, and the Emperor is President. THE LATEST. Hp Telegraph from London to Liverpool. LONDON, Saturday morning.—The Times' City Ar ticle of Friday evening says : "Consols opened this morning with great dullness at the price to which they receded last evening after regular hours, and subsequently experienced a decline. Better quota tions from Paris then caused a recovery, and the market was then ultimately supported bv a report, which however was not confirmed by anything re ceived at the India House, that a telegram had itr rived announcing the taking of Lncknow. The general transactions throughout the day were unim portant. Applications for discount at "the Bank to day slightly increased, but still continue moderate. £96,000 in gold was withdrawn from the Bank to day for the Continent. The specie by the Sea Breeze, £95,600, has also been taken to send abroad. These remittances are said not to havebeen for pur chases of silver, but on some exceptional account possibly for a further payment by the Credit Mohil ier for the Austrian railways. The correspondence which has passed between the Governments of France and England will not be laid before both Houses of Parliament, but the Times of this morning gives the following synopsis of it: "The last of the series of dispatches onlv ar rived yesterday afternoon. Both Lord Malmesbury and Count Wafewski, it is affirmed, have throughout shown great judgment and discretion. In reply to Lord Malmesbury's request for an explanation of those passages which have so much offended the House of Commons, Count Walewski very frankly reminds'the country of the undoubted proofs given by the Emperor of the value attached to our alliance bv his concessions to our views, both during the Crimean war, and since the conclusion of the Treaty of Peace. "He proceeds to observe, that after the Emperor had been many times exposed to and escaped many attacks made by assassins, who were proved to have concocted their plans in England, he thought it no presumption to appeal to the friendly feeling and justice of our nation to prevent, if possible, a recur rence of such crimes. Count Walewski repudiates, in the Emperor's name, any idea of wishing to in clude Englishmen in the category of refugees to whom he alludes, or of a desire to change our laws, or of an intention to condemn them. But now, re gretting the misconstruction placed on his inten tion, he requests that the correspondence may cease and the alliance continue." The Timer states, but without vouching for the accuracy of the report, that as one of the results of the diplomatic difficulty between France and Eng land, Count Persigny will not continue to represent France at this Court. The Daily News' city article of Friday evening says: Tlie drooping tendency with which the stock market opened gave way, owing to the buoyancy on the Paris Bourse. A reduction of x /t to % per cent, in consols was only temporary, and the final prices were the same as yesterday, with a firm mar ket. Ninety-six thousand pounds in gold was to be taken from the Bank to-day for exportation. It is said to be on account. COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE. LIVERPOOL COTTON MARKET.— The Brokers' Circular quotes the sales of the week in tlie Liverpool Cotton Mar ket at only 21.000 hales, of which 2.500 were on speculation and 2.500 for export. Owing to heavy arrivals, a decline of %(<t\% penny per lb. on all qualities had been submitted to. Friday's business was only 3.000 hales, the market closing dull at the following quotations: Fair Orleans, 7 7 e d.: Middling 79 16d.: Fair Mobiles, 7*d.; Middling do. Fair Uplands, Middling do., 7%d. The stock in port was estimated at 272,000 bales, of which 175,000 were American. STATE OP TRADE.—In the Manchester market there was but little inquiry, ami prices were weak. LIVERPOOL BRRADSTBFFS MARKET.—Messrs. Richard son, Spencc & Co. quote Flour very dull, and almost uti saleable; quotations nominally as follows: Western Canal 2Us. (also 225.; Philadelphia and Baltimore 225.(235.; Ohio 245.(a 275. Wheat dull but steady; red 6s.@6s. od.: white 7s.(a 7s. Gd. Corn quiet hut steady; mixed and yellow 345. 0.1. ii 355.; white 345.*7/34 s. Gd. The Brokers' Circular says that Corn has advanced ls.@ 2s. on the week. LIVERPOOL PROVISION MARKET.—Richardson, Spence & Co., Bigland, Athya & Co., McHenry & Myers, quote Beef steady and unchanged in price. Pork dull of sale. Bacon heavy at a slight decline on all qualities. Lard quiet; small sales had been made at 50s for best qualities. Tallow has advanced slightly; butchers' is quoted at 555. LIVERPOOL PRODUCE MARKET.—The Brokers' Circular quotes Pot Ashes quirt at 555. Pearls firm at 3Gs.'o4ls. Sugar opened firm, but under large receipts closed at weak prices. Coffee firm. Rice buoyant.Vvith a good business do ing in East Indian. Tea quiet; Congou 1 >,( lsl. Inotlier descriptions the former quotations are barely maintained. Rosin dull at 453 n 456 for Common, and Gs o lGs for medium to fine. Turpentine Spirits 415:0425 G. Bark quiet; Balti more Bs9, Philadelphia 103. Fish Oils quiet, but closed steady. Linseed Oil quiet at 295(3305. LONDON MONEY MARKET.—Barings' Circular quotes Money A'ery easy. Bar Silver, fiAj'd.; quotations nominal. Dollars, 55.; Eagles. Consols closed at 96% ((7,961," 4 or money, and for account. The bullion in he bank bad increased £95,000 since last report. LONDON MARKETS.—Baring Bros. & Co. quote Bread stuffs quiet but steady. White wheat quoted 455.(3485.; red do. 425.37455. Flour 205.(q235. Iron dull both for Bar and Rail, with a slight decline on each. Welsh Rails and Bars are quoted at XG fi 6 ss. fur both. Sugar quiet, with prices easier, though not quotahly changed. Coffee steady. Fish Oils nominal. Bice quiet. Spirits of Tur pentine heavy with slight decline in quotations; sales have been made at 38s. Tallow is quoted at 545. Gd. for Y. C. AMERICAN SECURITIES.—Baring Brothers report Ameri can Stocks dull, and prices tending downward, witli the exception of Erie Railroad Securities, of which shares are quoted at 27(p.29, and Bonds of lSB3at 77(3 70. Bell X Co. report market generally inactive. U. S. Gs, 1567-68,101: do. bonds, ISCS. 101(3,403; Alabama ss, 78; Kentucky 6s, 1858-72. 91<i/>-!. Maryland ss. 800790; Massachusetts ss, 101(3103; Ohio 6s. 1876. 95Xhi 96%; Pennsylvania ss, 78(3(80 do.; bonds. 1877,82(3,83; Tennes see Gs, 82 a 84; Virginia Gs, ISSG, 83'0,85; do. ss'. 1888 . 82 .n S4; Boston 4)£ bonds. 86(390: Illinois Central Railroad, HI (3.84; do. Gs and 7s, 1875, 84(3 86: Michigan Central Bs, 1869. 86(3:88; do. shares, 60(3)65; New York Central Railroad, 80 (3,82; do. 6s, 835185; do. 7s, 93 a 95; Erie Railroad Stock, 26 5j 29; do. Convertible 7s. 60; do. 31 mortgage. 77 2 79; Pan ama Railroad bonds, 93(395, do . 1865, 90 o 92; Pennsyl vania Central 6s. Ist mortgage. 88:3*90. The London Times of yesterday reports an advance in Pennsylvania Centrals, with the following business: 1". C. Second Mortgage 89; Illinois Central Railroad, 9.11,8 dis count; do. 7s, 1875,65. THE GREAT VIRGINIA FORGER—AN ACCOMPLISHED VILLAIN—INTERESTING FACTS. —The Salem, VA., Jteyister has the following notice of the Gish for gery, heretofere noticed : At our last issue the minimum sum of his op erations was put down at 100,000 dollars, and at this figure that we might be safe, we put it, though much higher figures had been named. Since that time the matter has been receiving the attention of those interested, and the farther it is looked into, the larger the amount and the worse the matter becomes. We have no doubt from what we learn authentically, before the whole afi'air is investigated, that it will show in some of those who are losers, a knowledge, to a criminal extent, of how this man was carrying on. Some men of much respectability, and undoubted veracity and integrity in the county, have already confessed that they knew from six to twelve months ago, that this thing of forging was going on. Their own names had been forged, and they even suffered themselves to be sued and judgments obtained upon the paper, and for personal feelings and delicacy they refrained from exposing him. Numbers of persons will be broken entirely up, while others will suffer severely. The amount of his liabilties is now mentioned as over three hundred thousand dollars, and every day of late has brought to light something more of "the enormity of the matter. If possible, when all the sums are ascertained, we will publish a critical account of the whole affair. This man seems to have possessed unnatural abili ties of deception and of gaining the confidence of the people. For instance, Col. Wingfleld, who is known to be one of the shrewdest of men, is involved to his pecuniary ruin, we understand. A paper was exhibited upon our court yard on Monday that forcibly illustrates the shrewdness of the man! Col. W. became alarmed some time since and told (fish so. Thereupon the latter told him he might draw up any kind (so it is reported to us) of a paper that he might choose or think that would make him en tirely safe, and he would give him the best names upon the paper in Bedford and Koanokc. He did so and in due time the paper properly signed and fixed was returned, and received, and the Col. since then felt quite safe, until the gathering thunder broke in peals over his head. The whole thing turns out a forgery. DAMAGES. —Mr. Thomas Smith brought suit against tho citv of* New ork to recover $lO,OOO dampges for the loss ot his daughter Sophia, a child of nine vears old, who slipped through a hole in a dilapidated pier, and was drowned, last sum mer. The jury on Wednesday gave him $750. PRICE TWO CENTS. CALIFORNIA AFFAIRS. TWO WEEKS LATER NEWS. ARRIVAL OF THE MOSES TAYLOR $1,403,949 IN TREASURE. Quickest Trip on Record. The steamship Moses Taylor, from Aspinwail, with the treasure, mails and passengers, brought to Panama by the Oolden Age, from San Francisco 011 the sth instant, arrived at this port yesterday morn i"g, performing the trip in 20 days and 14 hours from San Francisco—the quickest trip on record. SPECIE LIST. Am. Ex. 8ank....560,400 00 T). P. Rhoailes... $2,000 00 Frank liaker 4.000 00 Ross, Falconer & Aug. Belmont 64.000 00 Co 20.575 00 Butcher k 8r0... 5,000 00 Sampson Tap- G. Cullender 5,600 00 pan 0.033 00 W. T. Coleman & G. w. Shenks 6.000 00 Co 21,000 00 W. Schumaker.. 2,000 00 C. W. Crosby 30,000 OOTreadwell k Co.. 10.000 00 C. 11. Cummings.. 4,000 001.. Vonhoff k Co.. 14.500 00 Duncan, Sherman .1. B. Weir 1,480 00 & Co 40,000 00 Welts, Fargo & A. A. Eraser 9.000 00 Co 4T3.500 00 Truman kCo C 5.975 OO Ordcr 155,5u2 00 H. E. TifTer 5,000 00 Goldsto'n Fried- ; $1,334,802 03 lander & Co 19,700 00; FROM ASPIXWALI. Renard&Co 14.900 OOSam'IG. Reed H. Harris k C 0... 13.500 00 Co 9,000 00 W. Hoge k C 0.... 20,000 00 G. G. llcbson..., 45.740 50 Holt, Oatman & Co. 960 00.1, F. Jay 15.000 00 Ilowland & A spin J. Avezzaua 400 00 wall 121,665 07 C. L. Dimon COO 00 Jas. Hunter & Co. 1.365 OO.tno. J. Dade 630 00 Eugene Kelly &Co. 40,000 00 A. I). Ford 262 45 Reuben Meader... 7,000 00 Everett Sr Brown. 224 52 R. Meader k Ad- It. lloadley 800 00 arns 6,000 00 S. I.auiburgh k Morgan, Stone k Bro 333 70 Co 5,270 81 Trever k Colgate. 508 (Hi P. Xaylor 8.000 00 J. Krausc 650 00 J. B. Newton & Co. 13.718 32 Order 1,000 60 J. J.Parker k Son. 3.564 78 James Patrick... 50.000 00: $1,403,949 20 SUMMARY OF THE NEWS. The Legislature is busily in session at Sacra mento, but with the splendid exception of taking the State Prison from the corrupt, management of the lessee, James M. Estill, have yet done nothing important. An effort is being made by its mem bers to force the California Democracy to take sides on the Kansas question; a large majority of the people, and most of the newspapers, how ever, endorse Mr. Douglas's views. A great deal of rain has fallen, and the streams in various parts of the State are much swollen. On the 18th of February, a negro named Aaron Bracey, living at Auburn, Placer county—who, about a year ago, killed a Chinaman—struck an Irishman, named Edward Murphy, over the head with a pick, which penetrated the skull, and per mitted Murphy's brain to escape. Bracey immedi ately proceeded to the Sheriff's olliee, in Auburn, informed that officer what lie had done, and gave himself up. Murphy was found insensible, as the negro had described, and was carried home. Bra cey was locked up in jail. During the night, some two or three hundred miners, friends of Murphy, being very much incensed, assembled, and at day light, surrounded the jail, took the negro by force from the hands of the officers, and hung him up to a tree. Murphy did not die for two days after. This application of lynch-law excited the ire of Cov entor Weller, who "wrote a letter to the Legisla ture, severely censuring the people, and calling for the enactment of severer statutes for the suppres sion of mobs. A correspondence has also taken place between Gov. Weller and the authorities of Monterey coun ty, where the man, Jose Anastasia, under sentence of death, was hung by the under sheriff, though a respite for thirty days had been received for "Anas tasia Jesus." 'The Governor abuses the Sherilf roundly for not obeying the respite; to which the latter says, although as a private individual, he felt sure the Governor intended to respite Jose Anastasia, as a public oflicer he was compelled to construe the respite strictly, and could not presume his Excellency meant one man when he named another. As there was no time to rectify the error in the names, he proceeded to hang the culprit at the time named in the sentence. Jose confessed to two murders on the gallows. The Governor laid this correspondence before tlio Legislature, and among the letters is one signed by numerous citizens of Monterey, praying for a pardon of Jose, as lie was the only fiddler in the town, and they could not carry on their fandangos without him. On Sunday, 21st February, a terrible tragedy was enacted at Orass Valley, Nevada county. Michael Hrenan, an educated and intelligent Irishman, who has been acting as the President of the Mount Hope Mining Company, on that day poisoned his wife and three children, with prussic acid, and then commit ted suicide by the same agency. Mr. llrenan had been unfortunate in his mining enterprise, and had involved himself in debt to the amount of one hun dred thousand dollars. Brooding over his pecuni ary misfortunes, he became, U is thought, partially insane, and deliberately planned and carried into effect the destruction of his family and himself. Mrs. llrenan was a lady of highly cultivated mind and amiable disposition, and had endeared herself, during her residence in California, to many friends. The children wore exceedingly interesting, and botli Brenan and his wife tire represented as having been devotedly attached to them. It is supposed that Mrs. Brenan had no knowledge of the inten tion of her husband or participation in his guilt. She, from appearances, was poisoned first, and the children, one after another, in succession. Each was found dead with a pillow pressed over its face, in different parts of the house. Brenan was a grad uate of Trinity College, Dublin. He had been in this State about a year, and has been connected with the New York press. He left several letters, dis posing of his effects, and announcing fully his inten tion, and the reasons influencing him. Wm. Reynolds, a driver of the Marysville stage, was shot dead at Han Juan North, Nevada county, on the 20th of February, by E. Northrup. It ap pears that the latter suspected Reynolds of intimacy with his wife; and on the night of the 20th, whilst he was standing in the passage of the Union Hotel, Reynolds was suddenly "fired upon from the bar-room; before he could move, the lights in the bar-room were put out, so that he could not see his enemy, while he stood in full view, because of light from the open door of the dining-room. While thus Reyn olds received two or three more balls from the bar room, and then he ran. He was pursued through the dining room into the kitchen, where he fell upon his face, in the agonies of death. One or two more shots were fired into his body as it lay. Northrup madu his escape. The people generally sympathize with him, on account of the supposed domestic in jury suffered from Reynolds, though the assassination is admitted to have been cowardly and cruel. David Butler was hung at Nevada on Fridav, 20th February, for the murder of Mr. Moffatt. Butler stated his true name to bo Mashn C. Bolin. There were about three thousand persons present at the execution. The National Theatre property at Sacramento which cost $48,000, was sold on the 22d February at sheriff's sale, for $13,000. The Legislature passed a bill providing for the immediate taking possession by the State of the State Prison, and the ousting of James M. Estill. In pursuance of this act, Gov. Weller proceeded to the State Prison on the Ist of March and took possession. A destructive avalanche occurred in Plumas county, on the morning of the 17th February, by which two persons were killed. A company was prospecting on a steep ravine situated between Poor Man's Creek and Hopkin's Creek, having run a tunnel part way into the mountain, which was high and precipitous. Mr. Gentry, one of tin company, with his family, consisting of a wife and two children,lived in a cabin on one side of the ravine, while a man named Wilson, also one of the company, and some seven or eight of the other men belonging to it, lived in another cabin on the other. At the time of the catastrophe there were only three or four men, including Wilson, in his cabin, while the whole Gentry family were at homo. In the pro found slumbers of the night, there came a roar of a thousand thunders, and the dread avalanche de scended. Both cabins were swept down into ruins and covered with a solid mass of snow and ice, while the main body of the "slide" rolled fear fully forward, tearing up everything that op posed it. Mr. Gentry, wife and youngest child, were uninjured. ' The older b'ov, four years of age, was crushed to death. Mr. Wil son and his three or four companions, in tin other cabin, were severely injured. Mr. Wilson crawled out of the ruins, though badly hurt, and started to go to Hopkins' Creek, a mile distant, for assistance. On the way, he fell down exhausted, and soon died of cold and his injuries. Gentry, af ter digging out his wife and infant child, hurried off for assistance, which, on arriving at the scene ol the disaster, dug out the dead boy and the survi vors in Wilson's cabin, the latter almost dead wi th cold and the pressure to which they had been sub jected. The actress, Mile. Celeste, took an overdose ol morphine at Sacramento, on 27th February, and narrowly escaped with her life. Antidotes were ad ministered, and the patient is recovering. The Legislature has passed an act to confirm the Van Ness ordinance, which provides that all the title of the city of San Francisco to lands within her borders shall be given to the parties in posses sion. The Senate has been busy discussing bills to provide for a compulsory observance of Sundav. A Joint Committee of the Senate and Assembly rendered a long report, praying for an abrogation of the present contract for the conveyance of tin mails between San Francisco and' New York, and the formation of new contracts with two other companies. E. A. Rowe was released, on the 23d ult., from the Prison Brig at Sacramento, where he had been confined for more than a year for contempt of court, in refusing to tell what tiad been done with $124,' 000, taken from the State Treasury by Dr. Bates. Archy, the slave, is confined in the Stockton jail, by order of Stovall, who is his master and owner' under the decision of the Supreme Court of the State. The Indians on the Sebastian Reservation in Los Angeles county, revolted on the 14th ult., and re fused to work" or obey the orders of the superin