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THE DAILY EXCHANGE. PUBLISHED EVERY MORNING, (SUNDAYS EXCIPYID ) BY KERB k CO. OFFICE, CARROLL HALL, s. tf. CORNKR OP BALTIMORE AND CALVERT BTREETS. EDITORS AMD PROPRIETORS. CHARLES G. KERR. THOMAS W. HALL, JE. TERMS: In the city TWELVE AND A UALY CENTS per week, paya ble to the carrier. Mailed to subscribers, out of the city, at six DOLLARS per annum; THREE DOLLARS for six months and ONE DOLLAR for two months. Invariably in advance for the time ordered. ADVERTISING RATES. TABLE: (SQUARE—EIGHT LINES.) One insertion 50 Two insertions 75 Three 44 $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. (stmtiitioK. PATAPSCO FEMALE INSTITUTE, MARYLAND r IMIE TRUSTEES of the Patapsco Female .1 Institute announce to the public that the additional buildings and improvements commenced by them a year ago in accordance with the subjoined resolutions, are now com plete. These improvements have not been made with a view to increase the school, hut fur the greater conveni ence and comfort of the usual number of pupils. The new cha|>el is a handsome and most appropriate structure, for the exclusive use of the inmates of the In stitute, and iu 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 fully 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 liainl, the debilitating effects of a Southern climate, and on the other the rigors of the North, have fetv of the interruptions incident to both these climates It is sufficiently near to the city of Baltimore to enjoy the benefits of a city without any of its evils. As an Institution of learning it has the advantage of a full organization, a resident chaplain, and a corps of ac complished teachers and professors, called together from time to time in the long e\|erience of those having charge of tlic Institute. The Trustees of the Patapsco Female Institute, having been duly notified by Mrs. Lincoln PhHps of her intention to resign her office of principal at the close of the present school year, have elected Rol>ert 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 |>eculiarly 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 LIGON, E. HAMMOND, JOHN. P. KENNEDY. fe22-dtf. LA VV SCHOOL OF THE UNIVERSITY AT CAMBRIDGE, MASS. The. Instructors in this School are Hon JOEL PARKER, LL.D., Royal Professor. Hon. TiiEot'iiiLcs PARSONS, LL.D., Dane Professor. Hon. EMORY WASIIBURX, 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 holdcn 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 anil other facilities are also provided for the Club Courts; and an Assembly is held weekly for practice in de bate, and acquiring a knowledge of parliamentary law and proceedings. Students may enter the School in any stage of their pro fessional studies or mercantile pursuits, and at the com moneraent 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 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 Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., January, 1858. [dfit lawfim. &(jriraltaraL RHODES' SUPER rno SPA TF OF LIME, MANUFACTURED FROM FORMULA OF DK lA.MES HIGGINS, STATE CHEMIST OF MARYLAND. EVERY LOT OFFERED FOR SALE REGULARLY ANALYZED BY DRS. JAS. TIKiGINS AND CHARLES BiCIvKLL AND FULLY WARRANTED. In introducing this HIGHLY AUTHENTICATED FERTILIZER to the agriculturist of the United States, i for the year 1858, we forbear any lengthened remarks, as their intelligence is alreadv informed of the value of : BONES TREATED WITH SULPHURIC ACID, producing the In phospate of lime, and yielding SOLUBLE PHOS PHOR If ACID, the efficient and indispensable nutri ment of plants. As many preparations are offered to the public styled "Super Phospate,'' we have for our own, and the protection of the agricultural community, surrendered np to Drs. Higgin* and Rlckell the entire scientific feature of the RHODES' SUPER PHOSPHATE OF LIME, and every lot offered for sale is regularly analyzed by them and reported to the public, which we conceive will he a proper caution to the agricultural community to protect them from impo sition in the many spurious articles now offered In the market. PAMPHLETS containing a detailed account will be fur nish'nl on application or forwarded per mail. Packed in barrels and bags. Price $45 per ton of 2,000 lbs. Address B. M. RHODES k CO., fe22 dm 141 West Pratt Street, Baltimore. petals, faflfoaft, ftc. VI VIA S"FC!SONS' LONDON STTEATH ING METAL FOR SHIPS. The subscriber has received the Agency'of this celebrated English Sheathing Metal, and has now iu hand, and will keep a supply of all sizes. LAMBEPT GITTINGS, ap'24-tf [R] 53 Buchanan's Wharf. STICKNEY & CO., DEALERS IN NAILS, COAL AND IRON, No. 57 Exchange Place, up stairs. fe2s tf HISS&COLK, COMMISSION MERCHANTS AMERICAN AND FOREIGN HARDWARE, Nos. 27 and 29 SOUTH CHARLES STREET, f.i22tf. Baltimore M KEITH, Jr. & SON, . 23 SOUTH CHARLES STREET, MANUFACTURERS AGENTS FOR Rest Cut Nails, Naylor k Co.'s Steel Shovels, Forks, Tacks, Butt Hinges, Sad Irons, llollow-wareCastings, &c. mr23-tf 17 L. FAIIK EII & C O. ~ J . IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN METALS. SOUTH C.HARLES STREET, between PRATT and CAMDKN STRKRTS. OFFER FOR SAI.F. I TIN PLATE, of every description. TERNE PLATE for roofing. ENGLISH SHEET IRON, Nos. 10 to 27 AMERICAN " " " 14 to 27. GALVANIZED" " " 18 to 28. ItU.SSI A " " " 9to 16. IRON WIRE, TINNED WIRE," oto 35. SHEET ZINC, SPELTER. PIG and BAR LEAD. BANCA TIN, in Pigs and Bars. LEAD PIPE and SHEET LEAD. HOOP IRON, 14 in. to in. TINMEN'S TOOLS and MACHINES. BRASS KETTLES, COPPER BOTTOMS, RIVETS, KETTLE EARS, &c., fcc. fc'22 tf. KEVSER. TROXEU. A CO. IRON WAREHOUSE. No. 19 SOUTH CALVJSRT ST. IMPORTERS of nil descriptions of IRON A .and STKF.L. Have constantly on hand a complete as portmi'nt of AMERICAN AND ENGLISH IRON Manufacturers of RAIL ROAD SPIKES AND CHAIRS. Agents of the VIADUCT AND LAUREL BOILER IRON WORKS, ELK SHEET IRON MILL, BRISTOL FORGE. Also, agents for the best IVnnsvlvania and Maryland ANTHRACITE and CHARCOAL PIG IRON FURNACES. feb22 tf. rjUNS! GUNS! • GUNS!! ! XX THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT or GUNS, RIFLES, PISTOLS, AND SPORTING APPARA TUS IN BALTIMORE. Guns suitable for Deer Duck, Turkey, Squirrel, and all B ( rd Shooting; Rifles of ail sites and patterns ; Colt's Ar my N*vy and Pocket Pistols; \Varner',, Allen's and oth er make of Mstols; P?<ler flasks, shot Pouches, Game Bags, Caps, Powder. Shot, Ralls, Ac., in fact all Snorting Goods in the greatest variety. Having received a GOLD MEDAL AND CERTIFICATE Of the highest honors of the Maryland Institute for spe cimens of his OWN MAKE of Guns, he flatters'himself by prompt personal attention, to give satisfaction to ail' and they may rely on getting a good article. No. 51 CALVERT STRRET, and 53 CHRAPSIDE. ALEXANDER McCOMAS, GUNMAEEE. Established 1843. mrfi 3m EM OVA L.— TO STRAW GOODS DEALERS, MILLINERS,HAT TERS. and the PUBLIC. RICHARD HILL Respectfully announces to his friends and the pnMic that he lias removed his WHOLESALE AND RETAIL STRAW HAT MANUFACTORY from No. 18 McClellan's alley to his new ami commodious Factory, corner of SHARP and GERMAN STREETS, where he has ample facilities for carrying on the above business in all its various branches, including BLEACHING, PRESSING, W D y Nfl BONNETS and HATS of all descriptions. ~ nn han<l a foil assortment of fashion able BONNET FRAMES. CROWNS, fcc. mrlfi 3m FAMILY GROCERS WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that Mr. B. T. BIGHAM is no longer supplying customers with our CRACKERS. Orders left attended "o ' 98 Pnrtt ,treet ' Wlll ** P ro >PHy r r. no D_. JAS D MASON ft Co., inyS-eoet 98 Pratt street, opposite McClure's dock. €jpF jMg putos mth Music. 1 GAEIJ.LE & CO., S""f From the late Firm of Knabe, Gaehlc k Co. J J V J J MANUFACTURERS OF GRAND AND SQUARE CIA NO FORTES, North-east corner of EIITAW AND FAYETTE STS., I Baltimore, Md. Where may he seen PIANOS, which for elegance of finish, sweetness of tone, combined with an agreeable touch, are second to none in this couniry. Terms and prices moderate, and every instrument war ranted. Pianos hired, and Tuning attended to promptly, apfi-tf ■arf WTjkjNEW YORK PIANO DEPOT. S'T'irrny WM F - THIEDE, U U 1/ 1/ Successor to PETRI k 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 STEIXWAY & SON'S GRAND AND SQUARE PIANOS! He will lie pleased to receivccalls from his friends and the public, to examine these celebrated instruments. By purchasing wholly fur 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. V. THIEDE, mr27-d3m No. 80 Fayette street, west of Cliailes. C - W. NBILL. W F. WASHBURN. .VaNEILL &. WASHBURN, fnrfr*nf f ' ,RST PREMIUM PIANO FORTES, II U II II MANUFACTORY AND WAREROOMS— -66 FAYETTE ST., East of Calvert. mhl2 6m Baltimore, Md. ggggOIHCKER!NG & SONS, uJ y A *NUNNS k CLARK'S CELEBRATED PIANO FORTES, Constantly receiving and for sale only by F. D. BENTEEN, 181 Baltimore street and 84 Fayette, third store wrest of Charles st. Purchasers will find it to their interest to examine f I themselves the superior qualities of the al>ove Pianos. Piano Stools, Prince k Co.'s Melodeons from $45 upwards. mr2s tf. . JAUTKIUOLD MEDAL PREMIUM T 1 I [ >nf PIANO FORTES. 1/ II y \J J WILLIAM KNABE & CO., MAN UFACTCKERS OF GRAND AND SQUARE PIANO FORTES Nos. 1, 3, 5 and J NORTH EUTA W ST., Opposite the Rntaw 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 competition. They have also been pronounced by S. Thalberg, the most celebrated pianist iu the world, and other distin guished artists, including M. Strukusch, G. Matter, A:c., &c.. to he equal if not SUPERIOR to any in this country. Wc have constantly on hand at our extensive Ware rooms as above, the largest assortment of FINE PIANO FORTES to be 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. 8^" Always for sale a large number of GOOD SECOND HAND PIANOS, at prices ranging from $75 to $2OO. EXCHANGED, HIRED and TUNED. mrll tf WM KNABE & CO. ®obatto. MANUFACTURED TOBACCO, FANCY POUND LUMP. Royal Arch, 10 pound pkgs.; SallieCarey, 5 pound pkgs.; J. May, 10 pound packages. POUNDS, J. Scott, J. A. Clay, J M. Wise, S. E. White, J Mason, D. W. Burton," John St. Clair, G. English, HALF POUNDS Foreman Carter Jackson, John Smith, John Pates, J. Judson, Pyramid, H. Johnson, * FIVES People's Favorite, Carter Jackson, James Madisou, Wm. Palmer, Murrell k Burks, Our Alice, J. Gibson, TENS. W. A. Jarvis, Carter Jackson, Wm. Stewart, W. A. Jarvis, J. C. Breckeuridge, Chickahomiiiy, R. Wilson, lfi's, 18's and 20's, Jeu Tang, Wm. Walker, Robert D. Burks, Uncle Tom, D. Alexander, C. & W. Jones, 1.. Wallace, In store and for sale by WARWICK, FRICK k BALL, mvl4 tf. No. 160 South street. MANUFACTURED TOBACCO. M. I.anghorne k Son, Nectar lbs. Keen & Moorman lbs. Turner. Lewis kCo. lbs. Scearce k Martin lbs. E. M. Holland lbs. B. W. Jones lbs. J. K. Lea, Kalorama lbs. A. H. Moorman lbs. do Talula lbs. A. T. Holland lbs. John Thomas lbs. Wm. 11. Cabaniss lbs. Fairfax lbs. F.Beverly lbs. Wm. Barrett lbs. Charles i.cring lbs. L. Laurence lbs. James Harper lbs. 11. Noble lbs. Union lbs. Samuel Lovell lbs. Geo. Cooper & Co. Twist Melville lbs. John Wesley lbs. For sale by JOHN P. PLEASANTS & SONS, ap2l-tf No. 52 South street. JYJ AN UF ACTURED TOR A CCO,— A. Knos, lbs. Economy, 12's. G. 11. Larrence, lbs. Jas. Hite, 12's. A. Knos, s's. J. Mason, 12's. W. Reynolds k Co., s's. Anthony, 12's. A Johnson, NTs. Wm. Walker, lS's. G. H. Larrence, 10's. Economy, 20's. G. 11. Larrence, s's. Uncle Tom's, 20's. W. Reynolds k Co., 10's. Planter's Daughter, X lbs Aragon, 10's. G. 11. Larrence, 4's. Jas. Smith, 12's. Just received and for sale by COURTNEY A: CUSHING, ap9-tf 65 South Gay street. VIRGINIA MANIJF.TOBACCO^ POUNDS. De Rosa, FIVES anrl TENS. Continental, Jno. T Lewis, Jas. Hite, I. P. Cook, Tobacco Queen, HALF POUNDS. Jas. Williams, National Guard, J. W. Gait, Blair & Birch, I-eftwich, (cross,) Uncle Sam, JNO. TABB, Laurel Branch* FIVES and TENS Forest Rose, Competitor, olive Branch, Pridd.v, Jas. Douglas. Smiley, Hundley, Turnley, Khilo, Jas. Douglas, Phil Primus, Anna Rice, bright, R. J. Christian's Comfort, J. C. Brock, do. do. P. Apple, A. E. Crutch field. do. do. G.F. Boyall Kowlett, do. do. Nat's Pride Le Grand, PLANTERS' PRIDE, J. Lanes, Dark Sweet, lbs. W. A.Stewart, R. J. Christian's Indomitable C. S. Pearson, do. Comfort, Christian's Pine Apple, do. Pine Apple, do. Royal, do. C.S.Pearson T. Jas. Deane, do. W. Stewart, Jack Robinson, Competitor, Planters' Pride, Old Bobs, Zenobia, W. 11. Smiley. Alexander, Fancy Light Pressed and R. R. Twist, Fig, Dough Nut and other fancy styles. Powhatan pipes and Kentucky leaf In store and for sale hy ARMISTE AD, RIGGS A CO. ap3-tf. 67 Exchange Place. MANUFACTURED TOBACCO.—" POUNDS. Thos. J. Martin, D. F. Holt, John S. Hall, .1. Rrook, W. I. Saunders, T. T. Saunders, Harry of the West, C. Davis, Brice Thomas, Davis k Draper, A. J. Law & Co., Joan Nieott, Shelton k Clay,; Economy, Oilman, B. White, C. O'Malley, S. Mat*-, P. A. Clay, A Ivan Adams, W. 11. Law, P. Hayne, A Wins, P. Richardson, J. M. Dillard, Geo. Finney, Thomas Carbry, Smith, J. M. Taylor, Monticello, J W. Murrell, E. Pope, L. J. Keen, J. R. Graham, Allen k Knight, P. Fry, C. L. Ellis, Farn.s, A. B. Clements, Joe Jolinsoo, W. Dahney, Meaxes, M.Moor, .Tas. Si7.er, Jr., Wild Rose. Figs, A. Turner, A. J. Law k Co., J. Mason, Twist, | J. T. Ross, R. Caswell, Forest Rose, Iflbs., Buffalo, s's & 10's, Lawrence, Jflbs., D. Lyon, s's k 10 3, A. k G. Maxwell, s's k 10's, A. B. Clements, s's, Shipping s's, 10's, 12's, 14's, 18's and 20 s. For sale by COURTNEY & CUSHING, fe22 tf h'o. 65 South Gay street. PHCENIX SPICE MILLS, WAREHOUSE 58 SOUTH STRF.F WM. H. CRAWFORD & CO., PROPRIETORS, Offer to the wholesale trade of this city the South and West GOODS of equal quality and price on same terms as any other bouse in the United states fe22-tf C IP EN T rf* y jy MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS IN ETHEREAL OIL, AIAXIHOL, (all proofs,) COLOGNE, SPIRITS, CAMPIIINE, LARD OIL, LINSEED OIL, he Our facilities for manufacturing being large, we arc pre pared to offer great inducements to persons purchasing goods in our line. Manufactory, 30fl West Pratt street, Warehouse and Counting Room, 115 West Lombard street, between Light and Charies f22-tf. CFIX. CARRIAGES! CARRIAGES!! We have on hand at 29 North GAY STREET the largest assortment of FASHIONABLE CARRIAGES south of New York, all of the latest fashions and most approved styles. The public are invited to call and examine for themselves; all of which will be sold on reasonable terms. BURR, HAKJHT k O'CONNELL, Repairing done t the shortest notice. mr22-tf T~HE~ OLD DOMINION T:OWEETOT is guaranteed to make pure, sweet, liealthy COFFEE Willi onefourth lew Berry than hy anv other process , rr ° m one quart to twentv. TRY IT. For sale at manufacturer s prices, wholesale and retail, by ALFRED H. REIP, _ ... At th * Housekeeper's Em|iorinm, - vr> " 337 Baltimore street. JAMES M ANDERSON A SON, EiIDRAVERS, No. 148 Baltimore Street BANK NOTE, STEEL ft COPPER PLATE PRTVTWI3 TNVITATFLON, WEDDING, VISITING X Cards, etc., Engraved and Printed in the most fashion able styles. Corporate and Notarial Seals, Letter Stamns etc. London and Paris Visiting Cards, De La Kue's En! ▼elopes, etc. BALTIMORE, FRIDAY, MAY 21, 1858. Insurance (Lumpmcs. HOWARD FIRE INSURANT F. < < > OF BALTIMORE. IXSI'RES Dwellings, Furniture, Warehouses, Goods on storage, an<l Merchandise generally, against loss or damage by fire Also Vessels and Cargoes in port. Office— S. E. corner of HOWARD AND CLAY STRRETS. The Directors meet daily to answer applications. ANDREW REESE, President. DIRECTORS. JAS. M. POUDER, CHAS. HOFFMAN, CIIAS. W. GEORGE, HENRY J. WERDEBACGII, WM. ORTWINI. AUGUSTUS SILRIVER, SAML.R. SMITH, M. BEXZIXGER, AARON FENTON, WM. G. POWER, GEO. P. THOMAS, ELISHA H. PERKINS, GEORGE HARLAN WILLIAMS, ap29-tf Secretary. I BREMEN'S INSURANCE COMPANY JOHN REESE, President. H. P. DUHURST, Secretary. Corner of South and Second streets. ap£tf INSURANCE AGAINST LOSS OF RENTS BY FIRE. THE NATIONAL FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY OF BALTIMORE. OFFICE, NO. 13 SOUTH STREET. Will make insurance against loss of Rent by fire, on a new and most liberal principle They also continue to insure all descriptions of Property against loss or damage by Fire. JOHN R. BEIDENSTRICKER, IVsidcnl. DIRECTORS. Job Smith, John W. Ross, A. A. Chapman, Henrv M. Rash, Joseph W. Jenkins, Wm. Woodward, Wm. Heahi, Adam Denmead, K. J, Church, George Bartlett, T. 11. Sullivan, George Small JOHN R. MAGRUOER, mr2i)tf Secretary. HENRY A. D I D I ER, INSURANCE AGENT COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS, CORNER OP OAY AND LOMBARD STREETS, mrl9-tf Baltimore. IF QUIT ABLE FIRE INSURANCE J SOCIETY. CHARTER PERPETUAL. OFFICE, NO. 19 SOUTH STREET. THE BALTIMORE EQUITABLE SOCIETY will Insure HOUSES and FURNITURE from LOSS OR DAMAGE BY FIRE, at very cheap rates, on the Mutual or Beneficial plan, and grant Carpenter's Risks, on pleasing terms. Owners of 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 casli 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 DEPORD WILLIAM KENNEDY, SAMUEL KIRBT, HENRY RIEM AN, MICHAEL WARNER JAMES FRAZIER, DANIEL DAIL, CHARLES R. CARROLL, ROBERT A. DOBBIN, AUSTIN JENKINS, DANIEL WARPIELD. FRANCIS A. CROOK, Treasurer. HUGH B. JONES, Secretary. fe24-ly* THE GREAT WESTERN (MARINE! INSURANCE COMPANY OF NE IF YORK. Authorized Capital $5,000,000 Cash Capital (already paid in) 1,000,000 Surplus Fund (represented by scrip) 500,000 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, witli a liberal return of the profits to its customers. All Marine aud Inland risks insured on most favorable terms. RICH'D LATHERS, Prest. JNO. A. PARKER, Ist V. Prest. DOUGLAS ROBINSON, Sec'v. J. F. Cox, 2d do. COLIN MACKENZIE, Agent in Baltimore, fe23tf Office Commercial Buildings. II* IRE INSURANCE AGENF V. 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 $llOO,OOO. Property of all kinds in TOWN or COUNTRY insured at the most reasonable terms. MARINE INSURANCE. COL VMRIA N (MARINE) INSURANCE COMPANY OF NEW YORK. Cash Capital $500,000 Cash paid in 200,000 Security notes paid in 300 000 TIIOS. LORD, President. R. C, MORRIS, Vice President. PIERRE C. KANE, Secretary. The undersigned having been duly appointed AGENT of this Compauy, is prepared to receive applications for IN SURANCE on all Marine and Inland risks. SOL. B. DAVIES, of Davies & Warfield, fe22-6in. No. 10 spear's wharf. BALTIMORE LIFE- INSURANCE COMPANY. No- 15 SOUTH STREET, INCORPORATED IN 1830—- Charter Perpetual. JOHN I. DONALDSON, President. 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, lie 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. contracts in which Life or the interest of Money is involved. A. B. COULTER, Secretary. Medical Examiner, Dr DONALDSON, 84 Franklin street. f22ly FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE OFFICE, NO. G3 SECOND STREET, BALTIMORE. JOHN" G. PROUD & SONS, Representing Companies of the highest standing, with large Cask Capitals. Policies issued, and Losses paid at the Agency. iFTNA INSURANCE Co., of Hartford, Conn. $1,500,000 PHOENIX " 44 * 350,000 SPRINGFIELD 44 Springfield, Mass. 375,000 fe'22 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. WHEEDEX, Columbian, GEORUR HARM AN, Union, J. TRUST, First Baltimore, NOAH WALKER, Friendship, FRANCIS RURNS, United, J. T. FARLOW, Deptford, JAMES YOUNG, Franklin, ALLEN PAINE, Liberty, J. I'EASON, JR., Washington, SAMUEL KIRK, Indc/endent, LANCASTER OULD, Patapsco, R. C. MASON, Vigilant, F. A. MILLER, Howard, WM. A. HACK, New Market, JAS. A. BRUCE, Watchman, JAS. B. GEORGE, SR. ,Pioneer Jos. C. BOVD, Lafayette Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1. fc22-tf. JOHN DUE F.HART. 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 arc entitled to a share ol the profits, without incurring any liability, beyond the amount of Premium. The assets of the Company, liable for the payment of losses, are over $2,000,01)0. A. B. NEILSON, Press't. A. SEATON, V. Pres't J. WHITEHEAD, Sec. C. OLIVER O'DON NELL, Agent in Baltimore. fe22 ly. No. 51 EXCHANGE PLACE. NATIONAL FUIE" INSURANCE COM PANY OF BALTIMORE. Incorporated by the STATE OF MARYLAND, 1849. OFFICE NO. 13 SOUTH STREET. THE COMPANY INSURES EVERY DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY IN THE CITY OR COUNTY, AGAINST LOSS OR DAMAGE BY FIRE. The Directors meet daily to determine upon applications for INSURANCE. JOHN B. SEIDENSTRICKER, President, | BOARD or DIRECTORS : Allen A. Chapman, "William Woodward, Henry M. Bash, George Bartlctt, Wm Heald, lAdara Denmead, John W. Ross, Joseph W. Jenkins, Edward J. Church, Thomas M. Sullivan, Job Smith, i George Small. JOHN R. MAGRUDER, fe26 tf Secretary. "bailors. CASH SYSTEM. JOHX G. FLEDDERMAX, TAILOR, No. 14 ST. PAUL STREET, Would invite the attention of his customers and straug ers to his CHOICE STOCK OF SPRING AND SI MMER GOODS, Which will be made up in the most fashionable style for CASH. Twenty per cent, lower than the usual price* Full satisfaction guaranteed. my3-3m CHLOSS X BRO„ MERCHANT TAILORS, No. 19 LIGHT STREET. (Below the Fountain Hotel,) Baltimore. By keeping constantly on hand a full assortment of CLOTHS, CASSIMERES and TESTINGS, they are ena bled to furnish suits at prires that cannot fail to please. Orders filled at the shortest notice. apl3 tf TROBERTS, . MERCER AND TAILOR, No. 205 BALTIMORE STREET, fe22-ly. Baltimore. M I. COONAN, • GENTLEMEN'S CLOTHING AND FURNISHING STORE, No. 119 BALTIMORE STREET, NEAR SOUTH, Baltimore. CLOTHS, CASSIMERKS, AND TESTINGS AI.WAYS ON HAND KIT Particular attention paid to CUSTOM WORK. %J~ A full assortment of BOYS' CLOTHING, apl 3m M. GRANGE & CO., 119 WEST LOMBARD STREET, MANUFACTURERS' DEPOT OF GLUE, Of every description, from common to the most superior ■quality of BONK GLUE, for Printers and Piano Manufac itcrers' use. Also, constantly on hand, a large supply or B O NE DUST, ?0R AGRICULTURAL FURPOSRS. Rloth Articles at strictly Manufacturers' prices. fe22-t MAGISTRATE'S OFFICE. S. K. OWINGS, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, FOR THE THIRTEENTH WARD OFFICE. ST. 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Orders for every description of ornate printing in Bronte, Gold or various Colors, executed in neat style. fteb22-tf DESTRUCTIVE TORNADO MARYLAND, VIRGINIA AND ILLINOIS, MARYLAND. PRINCE GEOROE's COUNTY. A violent tornado passed over the lower part of tins county on Saturday evening last, and extended through a portion of Charles county. Its line of destruction began, we believe, in the neighborhood of W oodville, at which place chimneys and fences were thrown down in profusion. The steamer t lanter, CapL Weems, encountered the gale at 1 rueraan s Joint, on the Patuxent, and suffered considerable damage, with loss of life. The Cap tarn of tiie 1 lanter describes the scene at this point as the most terrihe he ever witnessed. The thick ropes fastening the steamer to the wliarf were brok en as if but threads-—the boat driven with fearful rapidity from the shore—the furniture in the cabins tossed to and fro, and the otiicers and crew com pelled to seek shelter below deck, from the violent hail which fell in great profusion. A number of passengers, ladies and gentlemen, had not left the boat five minutes before the gale broke upon them. Some of the carriages were smashed to pieces, and the inmates narrowly es caped with their lives. Some idea may be formed of the powers of the wind from the fact that an ox team and four oxen, with the driver, were raised from the ground and carried half way across the river. The driver was drowned; the oxen were ex tricated after a considerable time. One of the men belonging to the boat—a colored man—was at the same moment was seen to fall overboard, to rise no more; and after the steamer was righted, and the roll called, another one of the crew was missing.— He was also drowned. The Captain says, that at one glance he saw four large tobacco houses fall, crushed to atoms. We learn that on the farm of Mr. Geo. W. Morton, near Aquasco, every out house on the place was demolished, and we fear that great damage has been done to property in the neig hborhood.— Alarlborouyh Gazctte. We regret exceedingly to learn that a portion of the lower part of this county, and the adjoining region of Charles, were visited on Saturday even ing last by the most terrible and destructive storm of wind and hail ever known in this section, produ cing some loss of life and a great destruction of property. The storm commenced in Charles coun ty, near the farm of the late S. C. Moran, des troying the entire crop of grain and two barns.— It thence passed over to the neighborhood of Woodville, uprooting and devastating every thing in its course. George W. Morton, Esq., lost every building on his farm, all his wheat crop destroyed as though cut with a scythe, and had two servants very much injured by falling timbers. A barn on the farm of Peter Wood, Jr., and the chimney of his dwelling were blown down, two barns and a meat house on the farm of John B. Adams, Esq., were also blown down, and all the window lights in his house broken. On the place of James F. Waters, Esq., two barns, Idled with tobacco, were blown down, and their contents much injured, and all his wheat crop destroyed. A barn of Mr. Samuel L. Selby was also blown down. In the village of Woodville, Mrs. Alice E. Hall's stable and corn-house, Mr. George Morton's cow-house and carriage-house, the chimneys and balustrade of the handsome residence of Judge Bar ker, and the chimneys of the residences of Dr. John Dare and John I. Wilson, were all blown down, be sides fencing, uprooting of trees, destruction of veg etation and other damage. The storm extended about a mile in width and swept everything before it. It is said that its path is a complete wreck, scarcely a tree, panel of fence or sign of crop left! We also hear that two or three men were hlown from the steamer Planter and were lost. A re spected correspondent sends us the following : WOODVILLE, May 17, 1858. To the Editor of the Planter's Advocate: One of the inost appalling, and, at the same time, disastrous nail-storms, occurred here on Saturday evening last. The steamer Planter got to her wharf at Trueman's Point about half-past four o'clock, P. M.. having on board several passengers from the neighborhood, returning from Baltimore —among them several ladies. As she approached the wharf an awful cloud arose in the direction of south-west, the threatening attitutc of which gave unmistakea ble evidence of a coming storm. All was hurry to give the passengers time to es cape. One carriage, occupied by ladies, a gentle man accompanying on horseback, proceededonemile before the storm reached them; the gentleman and horse were thrown violently to the ground, the horses attached to the carriage took fright and ran some distance, but no serious injury was done on account of protection afforded bv a deep cut iD the road. Another carriage, in which was a gentleman and driver, shared a different fate, it turned up side-down about sixty yards from the river and was broken to pieces; the horses broke loose and were driven a long distance into the river, but finally saved. Both the gentleman and driver were much injured—the latter very seriously. About fifteen persons were caught in the steam er's warehouse, and among them the writer of this, at a distance of more than eighty yards from the shore. The scene here was truly awful; every one expecting a watery grave. We could neither get on shore nor on board the boat. When the storm subsided, all made for the shore, and then found to our utter astonishment, the river filled with hor ses, oxen, carts, articles blown from the shore, and chairs, settees, and various other articles blown from the deck of the steamer. Capt. Weems—with generous feeling, and always prompt to do his duty —lowered his boats and struggled nobly to rescue all he could. From Truoman's Point up to the village almost a total destruction was made. liarns blown in ev ery direction: not a single timber tree standing— fencing all gone, drifts of hail four feet high in the village; chimneys blown off, and the entire enclo sures of a part of the village torn to pieces. The principal sufferers were George W. Morton. John 11. Adams, Peter Wood, Jr., and James F. Waters. Mr. George W. Morton had every house on his farm blown to pieces. The tobacco bouses, and all he had therein, fell at one time; every out-house gone. In one of the barns were Mr. Morton and all his servants, and, strange to say, they all escaped without serious injury. A grown servant at a quar ter had her arm brolten. Not a particle of wheat, clover or anything like vegetation is left. The beautiful wood adjoining the village, and belonging to Mr. G. Morton, is nearly all gone. Chimnevs and balustrade to the house of Mr. Barker and oth ers are oft". Trees, fencing and gardens ruined, smaller matters being all overlookea.— Planter's Ad vocate. VIRGINIA. VIOLENT AND DESTRUCTIVE STORK.—ORANHE COUN TY. FREDERICKSBURG. —STAFFORD.—SFOTTSYLVA- NIA, Ac. [ From the. Fredericksburg Herald. ] A SEVERE HAIL STORM. Fredericksburg was visited with another severe hail storm on Saturday afternoon last, but not so terrible in its character here as that of the Ist of July, 1857. A little after 4 o'clock, Saturday, a threatening cloud was seen to rise in the south-west, which was borne along with great speed until within a few miles of town, when it burst forth with all its fnry, destroying and damaging growing crops, and doing incalculable injury in both town and country. So sudden was its approach that many of our citizens were "taken by surprise," and a large amount of glass broken which might otherwise have been saved. We suppose the glass broken cannot be replaced for a sum much short of $OOO or $BOO. Among the largest sufferers in this respect may be named the Cor)>oration, which loses 450 panes in \ the Court-llouse, and 200 in the Old Town Hall.— The I'resbvterian Church was supplied with shut ters, but they had been left open, and most of the glass on the western side destroyed; 150. The glass in the window in front of the Baptist Church were all broken; about 150. The Episcopal Church es caped with less loss. John F. Scott lost about 500 in the Foundery, C. C. Wellford about 450 in his dwelling, green house, Ac. Almost every western exposure suffered more or less, and most of our citi zens with dwellings thus situated have lost from a dozen to a hundred panes of glass each. The gardens were a good deal injured, but not to any comparable degree with that of July of last year. The hail on Saturday was generally of the size of partridge eggs; we saw one large as a guinea fowl's egg, and others assure us they saw hailstones full as large as hens' eggs. We hear of one man who had two pigs in a pen at the upper end of the town, one of which was killed and the other had an eye knocked out by the hail. " Among the sufferers along the Plank Road, in Speltsvlvania, next Fredericksburg, inay be named Gerge Guest, Win. S. Williams, Moses Morrison, J. M. Luck, A. P. Rowe, Dr. Wm. M. Smith, J. L. Stansburr, W. P. Bowen, J. P. Hepburn, Dr. J. R. Taylor, Joo. L. Marve, Sen., and farther up, on the Rappahannock, DanM Duerson, John Decker, Ac. The growing wheat crops on the farms of some of the gentlemen named are totally destroyed, and in other cases, vastly injured. Above the' Old Fur na e, (WeiCard's) die hail did little or no damage, but ,we hear that a perfect tornado swept the coun try, ruining the .crop* of widow Rowe, W in. Lewis, and others in'the same line. Mr. Guest's loss is put at $4,000. Like manr others named, .his whole wheat crop has been total ly destroyed—not enough left standing from which a peck of grain might be gathered. The fine crop of Mr. Bowen is said to look as though a reaper had passed over it followed by rakes, nothing stand ing but the stubble. Mr. Lock who would have made 30 bushels to the acre, lias had his beautiful crop utterly destroyed. The loss, as far as we are advised, amounts to tens.of thousands of dollars in Spottsylvania alone. The storm seems to have swept over a region oi country some five or six miles in width, but in this range visited with more or less fury various vicinages. We hear of various points, from Orange C. H. down to this place, where massive Surest trees were torn up by their roots, and fences levelled by the fury of" the storm. In other places whole acres of timber were stripped of their foliage looking like, so manv decaying and dead trees. Col. Bowe, sheriff of Orange county, lost nearly his entire crop of wheat. A letter from Beaver Dam, in Goochland coun ty, says: " The corn, wheat, tobacco, and fruit crops are entirely destroyed—beyond redemp tion." ILLINOIS. The St. Isiuis Republican of Sunday brings us the following exciting intelligence: We have information of the prevalence of extra ordinary and destrnctive hurricanes in various sec tions of the northern portion of Illinois, Thursday night and Friday last, accompanied by very heavy falls of rain. At Kappa, twenty-one* miles above Bloomington, on the main line of the Illinois Cen tral Kailroad, several freight cars were upset by the wind, and thrown from the side switch across the main track. Two or three houses were also blown down. At Peoria Junction one car was blown across the track. Three cars on the Peoria and Oquawka Rail road were upset, enc end of the Central Hotel, at the junction, torn out, and six or seven houses lev eled. At Panola, four miles above, eight or ten cars were sent abroad in all directions, and the force of the wind was such that three cars were carried a distance of a mile and a half north, with the brakes down tight. At this station there were no houses blown down, but all were more or less moved from their foundation. Friday afternoon at Okaw, fifteen miles above Mattoon, on Ihe Chicago Branch Road, six buildings were tumbled down, including a large new store containing $5,000 worth of goods. The freight de pot of the llinois Central Company was unroofed. At Prospect City, Thursday night, sixteen build ings were blown down, including a store and a small hotel. A good deal of damage was also done at Oilman, 01 the Peoria and Oquawka Road. At Ashkum, seventy-three miles below Chicago, six or eight buddings were Completely riddled, and it is reported that three or four persona were killed. [ From the, Peoria Union, Mai t 14 l MORE DREADFUL ACCOUNTS. One of the most terrible and terrific storms that, in all probability, ever visited any one locality in the Western country, commenced its ragings in this city yesterday evening, shortly before six o'clock. At about that hour heavily-charged eastern clouds darkened the horizon so densely that it became ne cessary to put in use, long before the customary hours, the gas and other facilities for light. It was not long before the pent-up storm burst, in all its fury, upon the apparently doomed city and its af frighted and panic-stricken citizens. The rain came down in literal torrents, accom panied with a heavy wind, washing away before it every movable article, such as men, women and children, dry goods boxes, signs, and other material, who and which happened to be upon the streets, and it was with great difficulty that several of our citizens, of both sexes, were rescued from an invol untary precipitation into the lake, in which event the loss of life would have been calamitous, indeed; for no human power could have been of the slightest avail toward saving such as might have been so disastrously and unfortunately imperiled. The only loss of life we have to record, known up to this writing, is that of an infant child of two of the passengers, husband and wife, drowned from on hoard the steamer Ohion, to the complete wreck of which we shall allude to in another portion of thi article. The rain and wand were accompanied by the severest hail-storm tnat we ever witnessed, the hail-stones, without the least exaggeration, being as large as English walnuts, and the effect of which was to break out the panes of glass in nearly every house, both public and private, in the city. During the height of the storm, the falling of signs, the incessant rattling of fragments of glass, the tumbling of chimneys, the flying of shingles and the generai devastation everywhere visible, was trnly awe striking and terror-inspiring to the very last de gree. All over the city women and children were so stricken with fear a3 to faint entirely away, and their screams and groans proceeding from "almost every tenement, grated mournfully on the ear, and altogether presented a wide spread scene of desola tion that utterly beggars an adequate description. Men, too, were aroused from their post prandial si estas only to be met with fallen and falling ruins, and to, in a great measure, lose their physical and mental manliness in the all prevailing sense of fear. People rushed madly about, aggregated in small knots in the various houses, abandoned from their persons all such material as would be likely in their estimation to invito a stroke of lightning, and in every way giving themselves up to wild amazement and an unearthly dread of the surrounding state of tottering things. The amount of property de stroyed by this storm will not, in our estimation, when posted up, sum up less than $300,000. It is'barely possible that we may over-estimate in this respect, but, if so, we do it upon tolerable re liable data, for there cannot be less than five hun dred tenements in various parts of the city most se riously damaged, and numbers of them entirely de molished. Those, added to the steeples blown down from the churches, not one being left standing in the whole city, the very extreme damage done to the steamers, and various other river crafts sojourn ing in port, induce us to believe that we have under rather than over-estimated the aggregate loss. At this point we proceed to give the items of the irn mense amount of property destroyed. We shall commence, first, with an account of THE TOTAL WRECK OK THE STEAMER ORIOM. The steamer Obion had just been fired up, prepar atory to her usual passage to Pekin, between which port and this she has plied regularly for years.— he had made almost ready to start when the storm came up with such tremendous fury as to rend her from her moorings, and to send her dashing over the infuriated waves with all her human and physi cal freight on to the Tazewell shore. The general consternation throughout the city prevented the centering of attention upon the perilous position of the Obion until after the storm had spent its force, and people began to ascertain whether they were dead or alive. At this time, however, the news spread like blown sand over the city, and hundreds of our citi zens rushed to the levee, full of inquiries and bent on the dissemination of rumors rum graiio vcri. It was soon ascertained that the steamer was a total and irrecoverable wreck, and that there were fifteen to twenty souls upon her, and the probability was entertained that most of them were lost, which happily turned out to be untrue, as only the infant alluded to above was known to be dead. A large bonfire was built on the lake, because of the approaching darkness, and teams were sent by way of the bridge to the other side of the river, to redeem such of the passengers of the ill-fated steamer as might be wending their weary way through the morasses and bogs of that unsettled re gion to the Peoria side. Captain C. W. Zimmer man took charge of the rescue boats, and bravely went to the scene of danger. His large yawl was manned by ten good, firm, resolute men, who, to their credit be it said, did their duty courageously and nobly. They succeeded in rescuing thirteen persons in the two trips, and tbep were landed upon the levee amid the congratulatory shouts of the assembled people. The steamer was blown entirely to pieces, the hurricane decks and upper cabin being entirely carried away. Among the persons rescued was an elderly lady, who was seriously injured internally, and it is not expected that she will survive. Upon her reaching this side of the lake she was immedi ately carried on board the Samuel Gaty, which had just arrived, where she was well cared for. The lady whose child was lost was also brought over, in a terrible mental agony. The loss on the Obion will not fall short of $3,000. THE CATASTROPHE TO AI,HERMAN BEESEMAN'S FAMILY. In the middle of the afternoon before there were unusual indications of such a mighty typhoon, Al derman Beeseman determined to avail himself of the fine breeze prevailing at that time to take a sail upon the lake in company with his wife and four children. When the storm came up they had reach ed the vicinity of Plum Point, situate, we believe, on the opposite shore. They were driven into the bushes, capsized and his wife and children drowned before assistance could reach them. We are uni.- ble to present further details of this heart-rending calamity this morning, owing to the lateness of the hour (one o'clock this A. M.) when the sad news reaohed this office. We shall print all that relates to it in our ne,vtissue. We are most happy to say however, that Mr. Beeseman was saved, having swam to a log secured himself until help could reach ,him. TUK DAMAGE TO THE PEORIA HOISE. We are indebted to the kind civility of Oliver Ilall, Esq., the clerk of the Peoria House, for the de tails of the damage done internally and externally to that building. On the bluff side of the house all of the shutters were torn off, and every single win dow broken out, und in addition to this the hall par tition fronting on several rooms situated on the west ern side of the house was blown entirely down, and not a chimney was left standing on the building.— One of our citizens, whose name we did not learn, was considerably hurt by the falling bricks from one of the chimneys in the gable-end of the house.— The inmates of the house, particularly the fe males, were most alarmingly terrified; fainting and sinking into the arms of such as remained unshock ed and comparatively unmoved by the rushing dcsolateness that was taking place all around them. They knew not at what moment the violence of the storm might raze the building to the ground, and for a time the suspense Avas agonizing indeed. A lecturing lady named Miss Belle Itinkley, it is thought, was first seized with terror, and spread the alarm to others of her sex, who readily caught the fleeting epidemic. The house immediately ad joining the l J w>ria House was unroofed, together with a portion of Parmely's livery stable. TUE RUIN or THE CHURCHES —SOT A CHURCH SPIKE STANDING. The spire of every church in this city was blown down, that of the Congregational Church blown on to I)r. Corolan's residence, making a considerable breach in the walls and frightening his familv al most out of their senses. The Methodist and Epis copal Churches were unroofed, the former being totally ruined inside. The steeple of the Catholic church, which was one of the most graceful orna ments of the city, was blown oil, the general disas ter being very destructive to all the houses of worship. THE DESTRUCTION or THE GAS-WORKS. The gas-works are completely destroyed—the force of the storm wrenched oil' "the massive iron columns that support the great gas holder, carry ing away the bed-plates and guvs, and the falling iron knocked several holes in the top of the gas holder. The entire damage will not be less than $35,000. A letter dated Center Village, Charlton County, Ga , May 5,1858, says: A dreadful murder has just taken place here. The victim was Mr. Henry 11. Jones, who has just been murdered in a fright ful manner bv the negroes ot Dr. Ballard, ot this place. As soon as Jones was found missing, suspi cions arose, and one of the negroes, named I eter, confessed to the murder. He owned to his having struck Mr. Jones the first blow, but savs that oth- I era beside him were equally concerned. PRICE TWO CENTS THE VISITATION AND SEARCH OF AMERI CAN VESSELS-OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS. M c?y 19 —The President sent a brief ' tion Wnti? ' b s nate in re ply to a resolu -lam n h - re adopted ' The most" interesting , among them , is a note to Lord Napier, dated Mav to th u"" f ( ,' asa says, that in his letter ment, lb™. the 10th ult., he alluded to the state ments then appearing in the public journals, that a merchant vessel of the United States, the N. I! Bor den, had been fired at and boarded by a British ro se of war, the Styx, off the coast of Cuba, and had informed him that he had received no official in formation upon the subject, and therefore could av nothing as to the truth of the report, but that lie had taken measures to ascertain whether such an occurrence had taken place. He has transmitted to his lordship the copy of a letter from the Collector of Customs at Savannah, enclosing the statement of the captain of the X. 11.' Borden, bv which it appears that an unjustifiable act of violence had been committed against a mer chant vessel of the United States, to which the at tention of her majcstv's government is requested, in confident expectation that the act will be disa vowed, and such measures adopted a3 are called for by the circumstances as will tend to prevent the recurrence of similar proceedings hereafter. Lord Napier replies, on May 16th, that he had the honor to receive Mr. Cass' letter, conveying an ac count of the circumstances which,—-' ?lW„d to hare ottonHnd the hnardipc of the American vessel N. B. Borden by her Majesty's steamer Styx. He says he has transmitted copies of Mr. Cass' commu nication to her Majesty's government, and to the Commander-in-chief of her Majesty's forces on the West Indies station. Mr. Cass writes to Mr. Dallas, on May 12th, as follows: Sir —The accompanying papers, copies of the originals, which have just been received, will make known to you that another outrage has been com mitted against the rights of the United States, by a British armed vessel, which calls for the immediate attention of the British government. I am per suaded to believe that, if the occurrences took place as they are stated, the conduct of the British offi cers will be disavowed and condemned. I beg you would communicate to Lord Malmesbury, the ear nest desire of the President that this practice, which seems to become more prevalent, of detaining and searching American vessels, should be discontinued, and the most peremptory order for that purpose should bo given and enforced. Such a measure is called for by important con siderations, which will readily occur to you. While this government is determined to use all proper ex ertions for the suppression of the slave trade, it is not less desirous that the just immunities of the ves sels of the United States upon the ocean, should be preserved. Whatever may have been the true ob jects of the voyage of the Cortcz, if she had papers stating her American character, she was subject neither to search nor capture by the British cruis er. Ido not doubt, that the facts reported will he fully investigated by order of the British gov ernment, and proper measures taken to prevent the recurrence of a similar act hereafter. I call your attention also to the circumstances re ported by the Consul General at Havana, showing the existence of a kind of police system by which American vessels in that port are watched and in terfered with, and have to request that you bring the matter to the attention of the Earl of Malmes bury, with a view to the correction of the evil. Mr. Cass, in a letter to Scretary Toucey, dated May 13th, communicates the statement of the Con sul General at Havana, relative to aggressive out rages recently committed against a vessel of the United States. He adds that he is firmly persuaded that the British government will not justify these acts, and that it is possible that the proceedings in this case may not have been of the flagrant charac ter presented. Still the subject calls for the immediate attention of the govern ment, and Mr. Dallas has been instructed to bring it to the consideration of the British government with a view to such action as the cir cumstances demand. Outrages of this nature against our vessels, if longer continued, cannot fail to lead to most unpleasant consequences. It appears that several British armed vessels are cruising on the coast of Cuba, and that our merchant vessels are ex posed to vexatious interruption by their interfer once. It is therefore proper that a vessel should be dispatched with instructions to render prompt pro tection to all American vessels that may need it. — The forcible search by cruisers of that power, on the high seas, cannot be tolerated. 'The Secretary of the Xavy wrote to the President on the 19th of May, that the steamer Fulton, Capt. Almy, had been ordered to cruise actively on the northern coast of Cuba, and take such measures as may be deemed necessary to protect all vessels of the United States on the high seas from search or detention from the vessels of war of aiiy other na tion. Orders have been given for the preparation of the razee Savannah, and the brig Dolphin, to join the home squadron, foi the purpose of cruising in the neighborhood of Cuba; and the steam frigate Wabash, now fitting out at Xew York, as the flag ship of the Mediterranean squadron, has been di rected to show her flag in these quarters, and pro tect at all times the persons and property of Amer ican citizens. Mr. Cass, writing to Mr. Dallas on the 18th of May, informs him that various statements have been maile in the public papers, showing that there are cases of forcible detentions and searches of Ameri can vessels, by British armed ships-of-war in the Gulf of Mexico and the adjoining seas. In every case where these reports have come to the knowledge of the State Department, applica tion has been immediately made to the proper col lector to procure from the captain of the vessel a particular account of the outrage, with a view to make it the subject of reclamation upon the Brit ish Government. The answer to some of these put) lications have been received, and copies of them, agreeable to the annexed list, are herewith trans mitted for your information, as well as for vour prompt action. You shall be kept advised of the progress of these assaults on our national rights. In addition to these aggressions on the high seas, and the indefensible acts of violence against several of our merchant vessels—said to be eleven in num ber —a forcible entry and examination has been committed bv a British armed steamer, in the har bor of Saguala Grande, in the Island of Cuba. No authentic report has reached the department with the exception of a letter from our Consul General at Havana, and of which a copy is transmitted; proper measures have been taken to procure all the neces sary information, which will be forwarded to vou. When all the facts are ascertained, the proper re presentations will be made, without delay, to the goverenuient of her Catholic Majesty, against this search of American vessels by the naval force of another power, within the territorial jurisdiction of Spain. The government of the United States is sat istied that the government of that country will adopt the most efficient measures to protect their vessels resorting to Spanish ports from lawless vio lence. Such protection they are entitled to, and if it is not secured elsewhere, it must be found in the power of our own country. Mr. Cass says he is not informed whether any injury was sustained in consequence of the proceed ings against those vessels. II there were it isex pectcuthat it will be made good by the Spanish government, or by means of its interposition with the government of Great Britain. These flagrant violations of the laws of the United States, he adds, have excited a deep feeling throughout the country, and have attracted the attention of both houses'of Congress. Tbejr continuance cannot fail to produce the most jerjyus eff'eqts jipon the rela tions of the two countries. The President confidently believes that the Brit isli naval officers, in the adoption of these high handed measures, have acted without the author: ty, and have misunderstood the views of their gov ernment. But it is not the less due to the United States that their conduct shall be disavowed, and peremptory orders issued to prevent the recurrence of similar proceedings. You will communicate to the Earl of Malemsbury the reasonable expectation of the President, that this subject shall receive the immediate attention of Her Britanic Majesty's gov ernment, and that the officers who have been guilty of these outrages shall be held properly responsible for their conduct, and that where pecuniary inju rieshave been sustained the interested parties shall receive just compensation. Vou will invite the par ticular attention of Lord Malemsbury to the occur rence at Sagua la Grande, and to the just ex pectation of the United States that the measure of redress adopted by the British government upon this case will be such as to mark with its displeas ure the conduct of the officer whose proceedings have given serious cause of offence to a friendly power; and to prevent a similar interference here after. Mr, Biythe, the Consul General at Havana, cotn municates to the State Department, under date of April 29th, a statement of the capture of the schoon er Cortex, of New York, by the British gunboat Forward, on or about the 15th of April, about hall way between Havana and Matanzas. He says that, for some time past, a number of British gunboats and large vessels have been active in cruising for slaves on the north and south side of the island Many complaints have been made by the American shipmasters that espionage has been exercised over their vessels, both annoying and insulting in its character. The American brig A. A. Chapman, trading to New Orleans, was thus annoyed on her last visit to Havana. Her commander complained, and expressed bis fears of being pursued andboard- ed. Similar complaints were made a few days after by Mr. Simpson, the captain of the Brownsville, in the same trade. Samuel Übersham, of the barque Glenburn, of Richmond, complained that he was stopped on the 15th of April, by the British steamer Basilisk, while on a voyage from Antwerp to Ha vana, and boarded by an officer, who stated that he had orders from the "Admiral at Jamaica, to board any vessel in the neighborhood of Cuba. Several affidavits from the passengers on board the schooner Cortez, accompany Mr. Blythe's letter. One of tbem says he was robbed by the crew of the British gunboat, the captain of which was drunk. Also, the evidence of the seamen, sustaining the facts al leged. The documents were referred to the Committee of Foreign Relations. The latest item of Texas intelligence is from the Waco Southerner , that Captain Ford, with one hun dred rangers, and Captain 8. P. Hoss, Special In dian Agent, with over a hundred Reserve Indians, have started on an expedition into the heart of the Indian country. They are on an expedition to save a few scalps or take a few.