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VOL. VIL —NO. 981.
&c &c., &c
This Company now make th
of the same patterns and at the same prices as their
This is the only Company which makes
and the only one that can supply all the wants of
Everywhere Triumphant
These Machines have taken the
At all the principal
Over Wheeler k Wilson, I. M. Singer & Co., Ladd, Web
| ster k Co., and others, and now stand at the
No other Machine will do as good or as great a
They are simple in construction an.l easily learned with
proper management
Committee of Arbitration far month of ipril
feet&rj er> Commercial It&ieto.
B ALTIVORS, May 3,1361.
The aspect of commercial and financial affairs continues
exceedingly gloomy. Business is almost at a stand still,
and there is little prospect so far as we can see of any
revival of trade for some time to come. The blockade of
the Southern ports, effectually cuts us off from all South
ern business except such as can 1 e reached by inland
routes, and as our Northern, and with one exception our
Western tines of communication arc closed, nothing can
be done In those sections until they are opened again.
Failures continue frequent, and the parties who meet
their obligations at maturity are now the exception
rather than the rule. Confidence seems to be utterly de
stroyed, and although there is no want of capital, there
is absolutely no currency for paper except for such as
rareiy finds its way upon the street, and no reliable quo
tations can be given for loans. New York exchange
may he quoted to day at 2(a,3 per cent, premium.
In stocks there has been very little done this week, al
though a session or the Board has been held daily.
Stocks have however generally been rather firmer in tone
than tl.ey were last week. There has been but little in
quiry for anything but City 6's. of which some SO,OOO has
been sold at 82£(g83 for l*7o's; 82 X fa 80 for 1875*8; 86>*
87 for 1886's; and &6®87 for 1890's; 1875's closed to-day
at 85 bid, 86 asked; 1886's at 86 bid, 88 asked; and 1890's
at 88 bid, 89 asked. In Railroad shares there has been
nothing done. For Baltimore and Ohio $45 was bid a
day or two since but it closed to-day at $42 bid, $49 asked,
and Northern Centr <1 do. left off at $lO hid regular way.
Northern Central ISSS bonds for which only S3O was i
bid on last Friday, left off to-day at 38X bid, 42 asked. ;
Baltimore and Ohio 1875 and 1880 bonds have been offer
ing through the week at 75, but the best bid obtained for
them was 66. Nothing has been done during the week in j
Bank stocks, although there has been some inquiry for!
them. For the Mining stocks there has been very little j
inquiry and the only sale made this week is one of 500 '
shares Cambridge at 10 cts.
The business ut the Custom Ilouse has been very light
this week, the goods entered amounting in value to only
$32,970, of which $1,354 were free, and $31,616 were du
tiable, and the exports to only $187,667, against $798,216
last week.
In New York to-day Yirginia 6's advanced 1, and Ten
nessee bonds 2percent.; Erie %; New York Central J a ';
Reading X; Cleveland and Toledo %, Rock Island $1; and
Galena and Chicago sl#'; but N'orth Carolina bonds de
clined $1; Missouri 6's Ii; Harlem X \ and Michigan
Southern guaranteed )i.
FUIDAV. Mav 3, 1861.
SIOO Bait. 6's '9O —B7 SSOO Bait. 6's, '86—8614
417 " " '75 —B6 400 " " '86—87 '
Through WILLIAM FISHER SON, Stock and Bill Brokers.
No. 22 South street.
... Ist Board 2d Board.
5 trip ma 6's jfi 00
Missouri 6's 40 39^
Tennessee bonds 47 00
North Carolina bonds .. .68 00
Canton Company, 9 00
Erie Kaitroad •- £027 20M
New York Central Railroad 7'/ 72^
Reading Railroad..,..
Panama Railroad 00 00
Cleveland ami Toledo Railroad 2337 CO
Michigan Southern Railroad 131$ 00
Harlem Railroad 0j ]g
Galena ami Chicago 00 581^
Michigan Southern, guaranteed 28 to
Rock Island Railroad 38X 00
steady, firm.
The New York Tribune , of Friday morning, says:
There is an improved tone in the stock market to dav.
the result n-lturailv of the absence of had news and from
the growth of confidence in the strength of the Govern
ment as developed in the events of the past few weeks
' !lt ' movement. however, is mainly confined to street op
orators, who make short turns fortlieiise or fall The
feverish action which lias marked the market recently
has cased, and until some important political or milita
ry event occurs, we do not anticipate any serious change
purchases are not to cover maturing contracts which
are generally put out again if a buyer can he found
There i* so much of doubt in the future that the public
Who almost always Operate for the rise, cannot be in-'
due-.-d to take any important interest in the stock specu
lation. although we know some wealthy parties have ta
kill considerable lines for cash, to he lield for better
The market for foreign bills is dull and unsettled -
Lead. ug hunkers' sterling could lie hud at 104 M and good
commercial signatures at l"2(ajl04. Kearlv all Hie prom
inent hankers are buying bills with their s 'xtv-day pap-r
for the purpose of importing specie. The commencement
of the Spring movement of grain, kc., must la-gely in
crease the supply of bills, and prevent for some time anv i
serious advance in the rate for hills. j
Th- Money market is without change to notice. On
call, with proper securities, there is no difficulty in ob
taining all the facilities needed. Paper continues very
inactive in the street, at very irregular rates. Favorite
nauies, at short maturity, go at 6(p 8 per cent., while the
hulk of the paper offered is passed with ditlicnlty at 12
percent, per annum up to 3 and 4 percent per month.
We hear of no further failures of importance within a dav
or two. *
There lias been a perfect panic in tlie general Llry
Goods circles ilurinc tlie week, and some of our first class
jobbers have been ol>li K ed to ask extensions. The fact is
patent that tlie jobber, with a larite surplus, even, cannot
meet ins entitlements if his receipts are entirely cut off.
lit qiay be rieli in assets—unavailable as they are for the
present—yet it affords him no relief from bankruptcy and
ruin, for his engagements must be met without default.
7 be manufacturers of Cottons are making preparatior s
to reduce their production. We bear of a general move
liii nt in that direction at the East, which contemplates
the stoppages of the mills at least one-half the time.
This has been forced upon the mail owners by tlie ac
tion of tt.e commissi! n houses, who decline making fur
ther advances on consignments.
It is idleto suppose that any commission house could
sell goods, even fertile best jobber's paper, at present
with ilie expectation of meeting their own acceptances. '
Tiie monthly table of marine losses for tlie past month
sii ws an aggregate nf fifty-seven vessels, of which eleven
were ship*, eight were barks, one a barketitine, eight
were brigs, and twenty-nine were schooners The total
value of property lost and missing was $1,357,400:
„ , 4 esse's. Value.
Total loss for January ... 42 $1,565,000
Total loss for February.., 48 1 29Lg25
Total loss for March...... 68 2.125J55
Total loss for April 57 1,357,400
Total for four m0nth5...215 $6,339,980
The New Orleans Picayune, of last Saturday morning,
Since our last weekly summary the transactions in every
department of trade and finance have been very mate
rially restricted. A condition of affairs to which we have
daily alluded, has put a stop almost to the ordinary pros
ecution of business, and but few have the temerity to en-
Kt'tV* 'n any operations of consequence. Iluyers of cotton,
owing to the extreme difficulty of negotiating have in a
great measure retired from the market, but factors have
moved their stocks to a partial extent by making direct
shipments. In some instances this has been accomplished
without advances, and the latter could only be obtained
on condition of shipping in foreign bottoms at a differ
ential freight of &d. per lb. But the amount of tonnage
available for this purpose is insufficient to carry off all
that is offered, and hence many parties find it impossible
for the moment to convert their iarge resources into cash.
Tite natural consequence of this state of things has been
to tighten the money market, and capitalists show an tin
niislakahle aversion to deal in any de-cription of securi
ties. The hanks have likewise discounted very sparinglv
sotliat borrowers have been shut out from all the usual
facilities. The exchange market during the past week has
been veiy unsettled, and the difficulties of negotiating
have largely increased. At the close we quote sterling
from 9o to 100, hut there was nothing doue to-day. Bills
ola very exceptional character, such as bank drafts, when
required for special remittance, will command a good
deal more. Francs may he noted at [email protected] Sight
..as been sold to some extent at I®l per cent, discount,
for city bank checks A sale of {25,600 Mobile bank
checks was made yesterday at 2,'-J percent, discount.
The Cincinnati Enquirer of Thursday says :
Business in commercial circles remains without any
material change. The news from New York, quoting
mess Berk per barrel lower than yesterday, and dull at
the decline, is now selling at {l7, had a tendency to
weaken the confidence,holders had in that article, some
showing a good deal of anxiety to realize, hut there were
no buyers willing to take hold at any price, except in the
retail way. Choice city brands are held at sl7, and
country at sl6 75. The stock in the market is estimated
at from 17,000 to 20.000 hbls.
We did not hear of a single transaction in Bacon, nor
of any one who wanted to buy. The asking prices are
6 ets., S cts., and 9 aJjl cts. for Shoulders, rib Sides and
clear Sides Buik Pork is neglected. Small lots are
on the market, held at 5 cts. and 7 cts. for Shoulders and
heavy Sides, hut Shoulders alone can be had at4Ji cts.
but thercarc no buyers, f'ritnc Lard in tierces can he
had at cts. AtS cts. small sales could be made. Keg
I.aid is not offered. There is a fair local demand for choice
Butter, hut there is hut little of this quality arriving.—
Clteese is very dull—B cts. is the highest price offered for
selected of Western Reserve. Butter sells at from 8.<14
cts . according to quality. The stock of Pork at the New
\ ork packing yards is 59,000 barrels.
The local demand for choice brands of flour suitable
for the retail trade continues good, and, owing to the
light supply, prices are higher and firm at the advance,
lhe best brands of superfine can lie had at iess than
$4.h5, and some at the close refused to sell at less than
$4.,a. wlule low grades are offered at {4.59 without buy
ers. Lxtra sells at from $4.75 to {5, and family at {5 25
too 50 The sales to day were between 1,100 and 1,200
barrels, at our quotations.
There is a shade better feeling in whiskey, but without
producing any change in the price. The sales to-day were
' barrels at ets. The receipts continue light
The demand f-r groceries, which is fair, is confined to
the country and city trade, hut prices * re firmly sustain
ed for all articles rave molester, which is weak at 00
cts. for prime iu choice cypress cooperage. The sales of
Bugar to-day were 68 ohds. at f-' o.'<f cts. for fair to fully
fair, and 7 ii cts. for choice. Coffee sells at 12K cts. for
roasting and 14 cts. for choice
ALCOHOL.—IV e continue to quote Alcohol nominal at
35 cts. per gallon for 95 per cent. There is very little in
quiry for it, and we have heard of no sales whatever this
week. •
ALE AND PORTER.—Tennent's Ale is still quoted at
$1.70 for XX Scotch, and $1.65 per dozen for Pale India
dozen**' am * ennent ' B Brown Stout in pints at $1.60 per
inn fill E r S .'.T As . 1 '?." are selli " in New York at $5.6214 per
iu'hrm here and Pearl, but there is nothing doing
or!ce adva " ced Vcr -V materially in
v avv -it 5 rr, -' PII i I , a ffain, and we now quote
614 cL per lb 6 CtS '' a " d Water Cracke " at
DARK.—We continue to quote Quercitron Bark at sls
al ther°non in* ai.' aad
D EES WAX.—We quote Beeswax as before at 30®33 cts.
per lb. for good Southern yellow, but there are no sales
BRIMSTONE.—There is no Brimstone selling but
crude Sicily, of which there are some lots here u lipid
generally $44 per ton.
COFFEE.—There has been a mere retail business done
in Coffee here this week, there having been no inquiry
whatever for lots of any magnitude. We have heard of
sales of some 300 to 400 bags Kio all at 13# cts ,but noth
ing whatever has been done so far as we have heard in
other descriptions. There is really no market for Coffee,
hut we quote nominally as follows, viz: Rio at [email protected]#
cts. for I--w grades, 13-yt*i3j4 cts. for fair, 13# cts. for
good, 13# a.14 cts. for prime; Laguayra at [email protected] cts.;
and Java at 17#(a;i8cts There have been no arrivals
this week, hut the stock here is about 13,000 bags.
COTTON—There were no transactions whatever in
Cotton this week, and we omit all quotations for the
CANRLF.S —We continue to quote Candles as follows,
viz: Adamantine at 17 alB cts.; Chemical Sperm at [email protected]
20 cts.; >perm at 34ux37 cts.; Parsfine at 35(a.40 cts.; and
Patent \v ax at 4ofaisocts. per lb. Mould are selling at 11
(o)l2cts. fur Western, and [email protected] cts. per lb. for Balti
CHEMICALS. We quote Soda Ash at 2Y®2H for 80
cu • C an,i 'mi H- B J' I [email protected] cts.; Bi-Carb Soda at 3*
hi.; I? .Bleaching Powders at 2J4 @2)4 cts. per lb.f r
Caustics a' f0r v. all tbtse anicl, ' s tire market is dull.
rripplo ,™ ay be duoted at Cts. per lb.
Inaot, atia^Sr P P r d ?"' We I llol ® Baltimore refined
cts for Rait?. Cts. cash and time, and Sheathing at 27
t V' er far Yellow
a. $8". HA.FX H XGA^ , INY^\R 9
MVK?£ ' B9 IN CUB ' A " D FFLG
M M ra T f° r " are follows, viz;
$3 16 for fine, $3 60 for run of mine, and $4.16 Der ton for
lump, delivered on shipboard at Locuit Point
FEATHERS —We continue to quote Feathers at 40a5°
cts for fair to prime Live Geese, but there is noth"
iog doing in them.
FlSH—There is very little demand for Fish and no
sales of moment are being made. Prices are in a great
but we still quote Mackerel at
$13®15 for No. l's; sC'a!6.so for medium No. 2'n; $4.25
.a 4.50 for small; $5 aj5.50 for medium, and $6 25(aj6.50 for
Lo r ?' s; „ Hn(l herrings at s2® 2.25 for Madgalen;
$- io for Halifax; and $4 a 4 50 per bbl. for Libra
dor. There are some North Carolina Shad and Herrings
here, hut 'here are none selling We quote Herrings at
$5,0,5.50, and Shad at per bbl. for short and
; lull brands.
I Rl IT —There were sales a day or two since at auction
!of some 300 to 400 boxes Sicily Oranges at from $1.25 to
$- per box as in quality, but good Oranges are selling
from store at $2, and good Lemons at $2.25 per box.
There have been no arrivals of Sicily Fruit this week hut
there is a fair supply here. Pried Fruit is very dull,
but we quote Raisins at $1.60® 1.65 for bunch, and $2 20
j ®2 25 per box for layer; Figs n't 6®B cts.; Dates at 3'iu
4/j cts. for ld and new; ami new Zante Currants at
s>jj cts. per lb. There are no Green Apples here, and we
quote Dried do. nominal at 3*@4cts. per lb.
FLOUR—The market for Flour has been very quiet
this week, and for all descriptions prices have fallen off
materially. The local demand, which was extraordina
rily active last week has been quite limited, and as the
embargo laid by our citj* authorities upon sales out of
i the city has been continued in force until within the last
day or two, there have been no sales for export. The re
j strictions upon sales of this article were however, upon
the application of a committee of the members of the
Corn and Flour Exchange removed a day or two since,
and parties are now at liberty to make sales to go out of
the marks: if they desire to The ouly export this week
is one of 1,039 bhls. to St Vincent.
in Flour this week have been entirely in these varieties,
and the sales include a lot of 150 bbls Howard Street
Super, sold early in the week at *5.75, this figure bing
a decline of 25 cts. per bbl on the price asked last Friday,
and 800 bbis. Ohio Extra sold yesterday at $6.50 per \
bbl. For several days past both Howard Street and
Ohio Super has been offering very freely at $5.50 per bbl.
without finding buyers, and to effect sales to any extent
a still lower figure would have to he accepted, and
Howard Street and Ohio Extra, for which $7 was asked
at the opening of the week, may be quoted as closiii" at
$6 50 per bbl.
CITY MILLS FLOUR* —For City Mills Flour there has
been no inquiry whatever this week. Super was held at
the opening of the week at SO, and standard Extra at *7
per bbl., but Super can now be very readily bought at
$5 50, and probably at a still lower figure, and we quote
Extra nominal at $6.50(316 75 per bbl.
I'AMILY FLOUR.— Family and high grades Extra Flour
have fallen off in price since the opening of the week $1
per bbl., and we now quote Family at $9 lor Welch's
and the leading brands of Baltimore, and Baltimore
high grade Extra at $8.50 per bbl Ohio and Howard
Street Family may he quoted at $7®7.50 per bbl.
RYE FLOUR —Rye Flour lias been quoted through the
week at [email protected] per bbl., but there have been no sales so
far as we have heard.
C RN MKAI. —Corn Meal is very dull, but we still quote
it at $3 per bbl.
i'he following are the inspections of Flour and Meal for
the week ending May 2, 1861:
Bbls. naif Bbls.
Howard street 2,452 ....
Cit> Mills 4,991
Ohio 1,729
Family 2,485 !!.*!
Total Wheat F10ur....U,687
Together with 72 bbls. Rye Flour.
GRAlN.—Grain has been arriving very sparingly this
week, and the receipts at the Corn Exchange of all de
scriptions amount to only about 60,000 bushels. The
inquiry for it has however been very limited, and the
supply although light has been quite equal to the demand.
During the greater part of the week shipments of Grain
were prohibited by an order from the city authorities, but
this prohibition was removed a d .y or two since, and a
better demand for Grain may reasonably be anticipated.
WHEAT.— There has been very little done this week in
A\ heat, and quotations for it have throughout been in a
great degree nominal. There have been about 10,000
bushels at market, but the only sale ot consequence that
we have heard of is one made yesterday of 1,6 0 bushels
prime red at 123 cts. Some other small sales have how
ever been made at [email protected] cts. for fair to good red, and
1-o,a 140 cts. for fair to good white. We quote red Wheat
to-day at from 110 to 125 cts for fair to prime, and whit •
do as ranging from 120 to 150 cts for fair to prime but
for fancy lots higher figures are asked.
RTE. —A let of 350 bushels Pennsylvania Rye was re
ceived and sold a few days since at 75 cts., but this is the
only transaction that has taken place in this article this
week so far as we have heard
CORN.— Corn has been in better supply than other de
scriptions of Grain the receipts amounting to about 25.000
bushels. There has been a fair inquiry tor it and most
or the lots received have been sold at cts. for
mixed, 57 / d(i cts. for yellow, and COW6S cis. for white
the latter figure being paid a day or two since for a lot of
1.. 00 bushels prime. We quote Corn to day at 57 n6O
cts. for yellow, and 60®63 cts. per bushel for white. '
OATS.— Oats have be-n in fair supply this week the re
ceipts amounting to about 16.000 bushels, but the greater
part of them have been sold at from £0 to 34 cts. for Ma
ryland, and 37W40 cts. for Pennsylvania. We quote them
however to-day at 30®32 cts. fur Maryland, and SOW 38
cts. for Pennsylvania.
—There is nothing whatever doing in Grass
.seeds, but we continue to quote Clover nominal at >4 50
(a 4and Timothy ut $2.5u(c£2.75 per bushel. Flaxseed
is still quoted at $1.25®1.35 per bushel, but there is none
A R \ E AVI> BEANS.— Black Eyed Pease are still selling
* bushel ba ßi an* we quote White Beans
at $1.20(0j1.37,Vj per bushel.
T if i* 1 W,ie fi ßH - Corn Bu * Rye Bu! Oats Ru.
To May Ist 61 ....fi11.020 1,316,911 16,401 212 706
bame time J 60....353.660 1,129,775 29,693 244,253
Insurance 257,360 187,136 .... 7777"
Decrease ### 13.292 31 547
GUANO —There is still very little doing in Guano.
\\ e quote the Agents'price for Peruvian at S6O per long ton,
and thatof dealers at $62 Ichaboe Guano is held at SSO;
Baker's Wane! at S4O; Jarvis Island at $35. Wequote
California or Elide Island Guano at $45 per long
ton: Mexican A A at [email protected] per ton, according to
quality. Mexican A at sl6, Sombrero at [email protected] per
iV™?' ? ev 'assaai $25 per long ton by importers,
and S2S by dealers, and Columbian at S3B <£4o per lon-'
ton. Manipulated Guano sells at $47. Whitelock & Co's
Rhodes* and Be Berg's Super Phosphate of Liine. Mary
land Company's Super Phosphate of Lime and Baugh's
raw-bone Phosphate sell at $45 per 2,000 lbs.
GINSENG.—We continue to quote Ginseng at 50®55
cts. por lb. for Western, but there is none selling.
GUNNY BAGS.—The rates for Gunny Bags are still as
follows, viz: 12 cts. for small, and cts. each for
lI.W AND STR\W.—llav continues to improve and
we now quote prime haled Timothy at sl߮l9, these fig
ures being an advance of $2 per ton on our last quotations.
Straw is in better demand and firmer. Weouote Rve a'
slLa l. r ). Wheat at $8 <i 9, and Oat at s9® 10 per ton.
HEMP.—Hemp is dull,but we quote it at the follow
ing rates, viz; sl4s® 150 for rough American; $200®225
for dressed do., the latter for Richardson's; S2OO per ton
for Russia; 6 cts. for Manilla; 5* cts. for Sunn; and 4£
cts. per lb. for Jute. _
HIDES. Me are still without any transactions to re
port in Foreign Hides. We quote City slaughtered Hides
cts S ' End WCt <J ' ou " t, - > ' slaughtered at
HOPS.—nops range in price at from 15 to 25 cts. per lb
for ordinary to prime, but there is very little doing in
them. 6
IRON".—There is nothing whatever doing in Iron, but
in the absence of transactions we quote as follows, viz:
l.iurcoal Iron at S27X for Baltimore Forge: {25 for Ca
tocttn do ; {3O for No 1 Wheel, Anthracite do. at {23 A
24 for No. 1; $21(0,22 for No. 2, and {2o<t 21 per ton for No.
1 '8 at ?23 from ship, and $24 from the yards,
and I .looms at S4O for puddled, and S6O(d;62K per ton
for best Charcoal. Bar Iron mav he quoted at 447 kdfi
aO for common English and American, and ss7>{ffi6o per
ton for refined do., and we quote Sheet do. at 3N(14 cts
for English; 3%@4cts. for American, and 17 cts. per 11)1
for Russia. Boiler Plates are selling at 3* cts. for pud
dled. and 4m 43{ els. per lb. for refined Charcoal, and we
quote Nails at {3 per 160 lbs., 6 mus., for Cut 4d. and up
INDlGO.—lndigo is very dull, hut the nominal rates
for it are still as follows, viz : [email protected] cts. for Bengal*
[email protected] cts. for Kurpah: 70&85 cts for Madras; 10fmT25
cis for Guatemala; [email protected] cts. for common to fair Manilla;
and 50(a-90 cts. per lb. for good prime do.
LEATHER —There is nothing doing in Leather, and
prices are nominal, as fnl'nws: Citv slaughtered at 29'a;30
cts.; Country do. at 280.28ct5.; Hough Skirting 23(526
-5P an ' ® N le [email protected] cts.; City harness Leather, black,
' ,O 27 " :29 cts.; Upper in rough hide
S-V', A ' f Sk ' n3 cts. per lb., and finished do.
bam 100 cts. per lb.
MOLASSES.—There has been hut little inquiry for Mo
lasses this week, and the only sales we have heard of are
*1 bhds. Cuba Muscovado at 20cts., and one of
25 bbls. New Orleans at 34 cts., both of which were made
to-day. We quote as tollows, viz: Cnbaat 16<pl8cts. for
new crop clayed; 19g22 cts. for do. Muscovado; English
Island at Is <£2o cts. for old; Porto Rico at 28 tt 32 cts. and
New Orleans at [email protected] cts. for new crop. We give below
a statement of the stock here on the Ist inst., and at the
same date last year;
May Ist, 1881. May Ist, 1860.
Cuba... 825 hhds. Cuba 977 hhds
Porto Rico 283 " I'orto Rico....none.
vrk• an 121 pun * Eng. Island.... 121 pun.
\f r nn n L? D "'?; 0^ bbls - N.0r1ean5.....1,969 bbls.
MADDER—Maddens still quoted at lOjffqMU cts. per
lb for good to prime Dutch Ombro. but we h ar of no
sales besng made.
MILL FEED —We quote Brown Stuff this week at 14
relucts., and Middlings at [email protected] p,- r bushel, but for
both these ai tides the market is dull.
N'\ VA . r ' XTORSS Spirits Turpentine |has advanced
within the last ten days fully 160 per cent., and we now
quote it at 75(0,80 cts. per gallon. All other descriptions
of Naval stores have aNo advanced, but not to the same
extent. We quote Tar at $2.<32.25, Pitch at $2. common
Rosin at $1.7o(g)1.80, No. 2 do. at $2, and No. 1 do. at {3
(a 3.25 per bbl. *
OILS —Linseed Oil is still selling at 62ffi65 cts. per gal
lon for American, but we quote other Oils as follows v z-
Sperm at 160.)65 cts. for fall, and 170(qi175 cts. for'win
ter; Whale at t>[email protected] cts. for crude, and 70.'a75 cts for
patent bleached; Solar at 75 cts.; Sea Elephant at 75®80
cts: and Lard at 90 a95 cts. pet gallon.
PROVISIONS.—There has been very little done this
week in Provisions. There are however plenty of orders
here, but they cannot be filled, the blockade of the ports
in the Southern States effectually preventing shipments.
BACON, home 50 to 60 hhds. Bacon were sold early in
the week to go to Richmond and Petersburg at 8(&8M cts.
. for Shoulders, and cts. for Sides, and yesterday
we heard of sales of 40 hhds. Shoulders and Sides un private
terms, but understood to be a frrction under 8 and 10 cts.
A sale of 500 pieces plain Hams was al.-o made early in
the week at 12 cts , and we note in addition sales during
the week of aoout 1,000 pieces plain and fancy do at 12
@l4 cts.
.^ EAT * — There lias been no movement in Bulk
Meat this week. We quote it however at 7 cts. for Shoul
ders, 9 cts. for Sides, and B#@9 cts. for Hams.
BEEF.— We continue to quote Beef at $12.50 for Ralti
timore No. 1, and sl6 per bbl. for do. Mess, but there is
very little doing in it.
PORK.— One or two small sales of Pork were made early
in the week at S2O for Mess, and sls per bbl. for Rump
and we quote it as closing steady at these figures.
has been ( l" oted through the week at 9K
(mlO ets. for Western in bbls. and tcs., but we have heard
of no sales.
BITTER. Good Butter is scarce and much wanted, hut
common Butter is very dull. F.esh Glades, of which
there.is some little arriving, is selling at 20( 25 cts., but
we quote old at [email protected] cts., and old Western at 8)2 (<1,9 cts
per lb.
CHEESE.— We continue to quote Cheese at 8)4(10 cts.
for \\ estern Cutting: 10',' 11 cts. for Eastern do' 9)4®
10> cts. for \V estern English Dairy, and 12,'4®14 cts. "for
Eastern do
PLASTER—We quote Plaster nominal at $3 per ton.
There is very little here, but the supply is quite equal to
the demand.
POWDER.—There is very little Powder here for sale,
and we can give no quotations for it.
POTATOES.—Potatoes are selling at 'Bo'a9o cts., for
good to prime White Mercer's, but for common descrip
tions prices range at from 50 to 70 cts per bushel.
RICE.—A sale was made yesterday of 50 tierces Rice to
go West at 5 cts.. but this is the only transaction of mo
ment that has taken place in this article this week, so lar
as we have heard. There is a fair stock of Rice here, but
no more is expected while the blockade lasts, and holders
generally ask a higher price than was obtained for the
above lot. We note the import this week of 153 tierces
from Charleston.
SUGARS.—Sugars remain very quiet, although there
has been rather more inquiry for them this week than
The transactions include a lot of 68 hlids. Porto
Rico sold yesterday, the terms for which were kept pri
ea'o-' 100 hhds.do. sold during the week in h-tsat from
w!n Up t0 *. 8 - 75 - an(i 20 lilids. Cuba at $5 25. We quote
$4.62!4(a)5 for refining grades Cuba and
,51a^5 for grocery grades Cuba;
? mon to fair Portl> Kico and New or
imrrnrt this H r ° r Rood ,0 P rirae do We note the
and 405 hlids from p",J R!' ' an l ß8 f 5 I . box . es fr " ul C . uba '
ment of the stock here i.r ■ . a IDK . i . S , " SUte "
date last year: tbe 1,1 lnst " and at b same
May Ist, 1861. \r... i.r -toco
Cuba 2.209 hhds. Cuba o aiouia
Porto Rico 1,176 " Porto' Rico"" ' !? S "
English Island. 46 " English l ß |nd. 453
New Orleans... 1,531 " New Orleans... 506 "
Total 4.962 hhds. Total a"707i,r,,i
Cuba 173 boxes. Cuba " 7m w .
Brazil 21,026 bags. Brazil 14,026 baes*
Manilla. .24,645 " Manilla none. "
Mauritius 4,002 " Mauritius none!
REFINED SUOARS.— No change has been made since our
last in the rates for Refined Sugars, and they are still sel
ling, when they are selling at all. at"the following rates
viz: 8#(o<8# cts. for loaf; cts. for crushed, pow
dered, ;aud granulated; 7# a7# cts.f for sort crushed
White: and7#@7# cts. for C Yellow.
BALT.—There is very little demand for Salt, and al{
the lots received here recently have been put in store.
Liverpool is selling from store at [email protected] cts. for Ground
Alum, and 140 cts. for Jeffrey k Darcy's, Marshall's, and
Worthington's fine, but cargoes would not bring near
these figures. We quote Turks Island and Bt. Übes Salt
nominal at [email protected] eta. afloat, and [email protected] cts. per bushel
from store.
SOAP.—We quote Castile Soap atlOJfcts; Oltinedo
at rva-fi cts ■ and Chemical Olive do. at 6U7 cts. per lb.
SPICKS.— Spices are very quiet, but we quote as fol
lows, via: Pepper at cts ; Pimento at C)j cts.;
Cloves at B,'4'a.SJf cts ; Cassia at 20 cts ; Cinder at BJ7
cts.; Mace at 40 eta., and Nutmegs cts. per lb.
Quotations are however merely nominal.
STARCH.—Starch is very dull, but we still quote it as
follows, viz: at sStCajiX cts. for common Western Pearl;
s%(alti% cts. for Wood's; s#(§6 cts. fur Fox's and Oswego
River; cts. for Duryea's; and 6,'ae.K cts. or Kings
ford's Oswego.
STA VF.S.—We continue to quote Staves as follows, viz:
at [email protected] for heavy W l>. Hint : $33(5)33 for lightdn , 90
<ajl2o,for heavy W. i). Pipe: S4O a6O for light do : $2Uu,25
for culled It. (1 Hhd ; [email protected] for single, and $27 u3O per
thousand for double W. U Barrel.
TOBACCO —The demand for Maryland Tobacco is not
so active as it lias been, hut there is still some selling of
the better qualities, to which transactions are almost ex
clusively con Rued. Prices are unchanged, and we still
quole common ground leal at s2a:3; middling do. $5 a)
8.50; and best do. $8,505x112; common crop oOno.o'r
middling $4 aJ4 50; good middling $5(65.50; good leaf $6
fald.f.O; and fine at s7(a;i2. Wequote liav Tobacco as fol
lows: tips or tails at f > :,0(a-l; ground leaf at $4.50 u155.50;
One yellow at s9.so<id4; and good red at sl2 u 13. There
is nothing doing in Ohio Tobacco, but we quote it as he
fore, viz: inferior to good common $3 ml; red and
spangled $&(&£.50; good and fine red and spangled $7 c.B;
and good fine yellow $9 c;l2. Kentucky Tobacco is also
very quiet, and we have no transactions to note We con
tinue to quote common lugs at good d" at
$5.25(1.5.50; inferior lear at S.B 75(a.6.25; good do at $0.5(1
(a 7 50; fine at $7.500,(9, choice at $10(oM2; rich heavy
Kentucky at $7'0.12 i.u. The inspections oftheweek are
1,726 liiids. Maryland and 146 hhds. Ohio—total 1.872
MANUFACTURED TOBACCO. —The market is very dull,
there being no inquiry at present. Prices are nominally
as follows: common pounds at 7<a)l2 cts.; medium do at
1.5(a;i8 cts.; good do. at 21 fa,23 cts.; fine do. 28(u.35 cts.;
fir.e s's and 10's 18V22 cts.; medium do. 147717ct5.; sound
common do. at cts.; and inferior shipping Id's, 18's,
and 20's 6'o.H cts.
TEAS.—Teas like everything else are very quiet, but
we still quote as follows, viz: Oolong as ranging from
35 to 100 cts; Young Hyson at from 35 to 75 cts.; Im
perial at from 38 to 75 cts ; and Gunpowder at from 40 to
75 cts. for common to extra fine.
TALLOW.—We hear of no sales of Tallow this week,
but we continue to quote it it cts. for Western, ami
9% "10 cts. per lb. for City rendered.
TIN AND LEAD.—We still quote Tin Plate at $9 for
1.C., and $10.75 per box for I. X., Banna Tin at 29® 30
cts., Spelter at s®sss cts., and Lead at 6 cts. for Spanish
PK, 6®6tf cts. for Virginia do., 7 cts. for Bar. and [email protected]#
cts for Pipe and Sheet.
W OOL.—There is nothing doing in Wool but the nomi
nal rat. s for it are still as follows, viz: 18 <£2o cts. for un
washed; 28 aoo cts. for tub washed: and 25 a23 cts for
common pulied, and 30®34 cts. per lb. for extra Merino
do. There is no fleece Wool in market, and we can give no
quota'ions for this description.
\\ HlSKEY.—Whiskey has been very dull this week.
A lot of 50 bbls Country was sold a day or two since at
17cts., but City and Ohio has been held through the week
at 20 cts , and a lew small sales have been made at this
J 4 HEIGHTS.—- Freights to Liverpool are at a stand still,
and it is not likely that any vessel will go on the berth
for that port until our present national difficulties
are settled. A vessel has been taken up this week
for Amsterdam at 275. 6d. for Marvland tobacco
We quote to Bremen at 255. for Maryland tobacco, 3Us. for
t irginia do., and 359. for Kentucky do.
SATURDAY, MAY 4, 1861.
couuty Democrat, of Friday, says: On last Tues
day week Mr. William Anthony, a resident of
Manchester, this county, while on a visit to his
parents, near Carlisle, Pa., was arrested and placed
in Carlisle jail, without any cause or provocation
except that he was from Maryland. He was de
tained in jail some five hours and it was with dif
ficulty that he could be got out. He was also at
tacked oa his way back at Mount Holly, Petersburg,
Hampton and Hanover, and treated with an indig
nity and incivility, that would remind one of the
most brutal and savage state of society. At
Petersburg he was near being mobbed by a pro
miscuous crowd, armed with scythes, muskets and
other implements of warfare even less refined, but
not less dangerous. Mr. Anthony is a quiet, civil
and amiably disposed man, and expressed no opin
ion on the subject which seems to excite the coun
try so terribly at the present time.
Hicks has issued his proclamation, ordering a spe
cial election for members of Coiigress, to take place
on the 13th of June.
ACKNOWLEDGMENT. —Mr. Henry Tavlor's pony
express supplied us with Northern papers of yes
terday, at an earl}' hour last evening. Such enter
prise is worthy of success.
TRADE WITH BOSTON. —The telegraph informs us
that the steamer Ben Defonl sailed from Boston
for this port yesterday. She brings a heavy freight.
The Western Maryland Ilailroad is now com
pleted to Winters' Mill, within one mile of West
FREDERICK, May 2.—Tho bill appointing a "Board
of Public Safety" was taken up.
Mr.GOIDSBOEOUGH, of Talbot, offered an amend
ment that the Governor appoint one distinguished
person from each Congressional District to consti
tute tue Hoard, and spoke generally against the
Messrs. McK.ua and TELLOTT advocated the bill
and quoted the opinion of the Court of Appeals in
the case ot the Baltimore Police bill, in proof of it 3
Mr. GOLDSBOUOUGH offered other amendments
upon which, amid repeated motions to adjourn, the
ayes and nays were called.
The matter was compromised finally by permit
ing the bill to be ordered to a third "reading, with
the understanding that it should be open to amend
ment on its last reading, and the Senate, at mid
night, adjourned.
This position of the bill enables its friends to
pass it to-morrow (Friday) without a three-fourths
vote, should a final yote be reached.
FREDERICK, May 3. —The Senate met at the usual
The bill for the appointment of a "Board of Pub
lic Safety" being under consideration, successiye
amendments were offered by the opponents of the
bill, and the ayes and nays called on each.
The only amendment adopted was one substitut
ing the name of John H. B. Latrobe lor that of
Thomas Winans, who declined.
The Senate then adjourned till 3 o'clock.
The consideration of the Public Safety bill was
Ihe first section was read, when an amendment
proposing an election on the 13th of June of three
persons, one from each Gubernatorial district- and
another ot six, one being from each Congressional
district, in place of those persons named in the
bill, was voted down.
FUEDERICK, May 3-9 P. M—The Senate still
continues tu session, and now have under considera
tion the 2d section of the bill. There is but little
probability that a final vote on it will be taken
to-night, as its opponents express their determina
tion to resist and delay its passage by every effort
of parliamentary tactics allowed by the rules of
the Senate. The friends of the bill express their
intention to sit all night if necessary.
The Senate has adjourned without any further
action on the bill.
The bill to vest in the Board ol Police Commis
sioners of Baltimore city the powers now vested in
a single magistrate and constable under the C6th
article of the Code of Public General laws re-latino
to negroes and mulattoes, was passed.
The Committee on the Judiciarv reported unfa
vorably on the bill of Mr. Jacobs, to prohibit free
negroes from returning to the State after leaving
it, etc. "
Mr. CHAPI.AIN offered a minority report. Both
bills were recommitted to the judiciary Com
A joint resolution appropriating SlB mileage in
addition to the usual mileage to each member and
officer of both Houses from Baltimore city, and all
the counties excepting Washington and Alleghany
was passed. J
Mr. MAXWELL reported a bill to pay sundry per
sons the expenses ot summoning the Legislature
amounting to 5925, which was discussed at length]
and referred to the Committee of Claims and'
The name of Outerbridge Horsey was inserted in
the joint resolution appointing a Commissioner to
Richmond, reported yesterday, and the resolution;
was passed unanimously.
Mr. GORDON obtained leave to report a bill to
provide for the qualification of an installation as
Comptroller ot the Treasury of A- l.ingan Jarrett,
was declared by the ll..use of Delegates on the
10th day of March, 1860, duly elected to said
office, etc. Referred.
Mr. WALLIS, from the Committee on Federal Re
lation?, otiered a second order requesting the Go
vernor to furnish the House with as little"delay as
possible, a copy of his letter to which the letter
of the Secretary of War, of April 15t,1861, alrea
dy communicated, is a reply, which was adopted.
The HouFe adjourned till to-morrow.
The Legislature will probably be able to conclude
the business in public contemplation, at the time it
was convened, by the close of another week- but it
is thought by many that the rapid accumulation of
important and existing events may probably
swallow up all other considerations in the necessity
for prompt and continued efforts, on the part of
the Legislature, to preserve the State from the
most fearful calamities of a civil war, waged in the
midst of the homes of its citizens. Under such
circumstances, it is suggested by many that the
power of the Legislature should be promptly at
hand, and that it may be important for them to
remain in session as long as they are able to suggest
and adopt measures Tor the protection of Maryland
from the horrors of a devastating war upon its
SOUTH.—The New York Times thus candidly con
fesses that the war of the Administration upon the
South is to sustain the commercial interests of that
city. It says :
A New York merchant naturally desires that all
his customers should be subject to the same laws as
himself. Under the Constitution of the United
States, it was so. The State of South Carolina
haviDg seceded from this instrument, he is coolly
informed that his customers in it will not pay. lie
has no means whatever of enforcing his rights. So
far, consequently, is Ihe field of his operations cur
tailed. This is the reason why secession is so hate
ful to the Northern ear. New York, to-day, has in
vestments in other States to the amount of $ 1 ,000,000,-
000. should all the States "shoot madly from their
sphere," the greater part of this cast sum would be
R^lP OST GOVERNMENT'.—The estimated expenses
ot tbe British Government for tbe current year,
according to Mr.Gladstone's Budget, is £69.900,000,
or about three hundred and forty-nine millions fire
undred thousand dollars. This is considerably
ni ,, an '" ur times the annual cost of carrying
on the Government of the United States. England
U PSV'? f ' ,ona bly. has a strong Government, —and,
all things considered, a good Government, —but
her tax payers and her people, all have to pay
pretty dear for their whittle.
IS AsniNoTOx, May 3.— The following has just
been issued :
, foctamiition.—Whereas existing exigencies
demand immediate and adequate measures for the
protection pf the national constitution, and the
preservation of the national Union by the suppres
sion (d the insurrectionary combinations now ex
isting in several States for opposing the laws of
the Union and obstructing the execution thereof,
to winch end a military force, in addition to that
caned forth by mv proclamation of the 15th dav
ot April, in the present year, appears to he imlis
pensably necessary :
Now, therefore, I, Abraham Lincoln. President
ot the United States, and Commander in-Cbief of
the Army and Navv thereof, and of the militia of
the several State*, when called into actual service,
!io nV7 i ' into ,he serrice of the United Stales
4-,U.J4 volunteers to serve for a period of three
years unless sooner discharged, and to be mustered
into service as infantry and cavalry. The prepa
rations of each arm and the details of enrollment
and organization will be made known through the
Department of War.
And I also direct that the regular army cf the
United Mates be increased by the additi n of ei"ht
regiments of infantry, one regiment of caralrv and
one regiment of artillery, making altogether a
maximum aggregate increase of 22,714 officers and
enlisted men, the details of which increase will also
be m " d f known through the Department of War.
And I further direct, the enlistment for not less
than one nor more than three years of 18,000 sea
men, in addition to the present forces, for the na
val service of the United States. The details of
the enlistment and organization will be made
known through the Department of the Navy.
The call fur volunteers hereby made, and'the di
rection lor the increase of the regular army, and
• or the enlistment of seamen hereby given together
with the plan of organization adopted for the vol
unteer and tor the regular forces hereby author
ized, will be submitted to Congress assoon'as assem
In the meantime I earnestly invoke the co-opera
a . . , K° d citizens in the measures hereby
adopted lor the effectual suppression of unlawful
violence, for the impartial enforcement of consti
tutional laws, and for the speediest possible resto
ration ot peace and order, and with thereof happi
ness and prosperity throughout our country. In
testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand
and caused the seal of the United States to be
Done at Washington this 3rd day of Alay, in the
year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred
and sixty-one, and of the independence of the
United States, the eighty-fifth.
lSy the President,
Secretary of State.
rJ . Jo F THE A" f >TCriIEIiV LIGHT."
,y. Earthquake in Noo.tli America—Tlie
A uy of Mendoza, will. 8.000 Inhabitants.
T ° ltK ' 3.—The steamer Northern
Light, from Aspinwall on the 25th, with 360 pas
sengers and 5868,000 in treasure, arrived here this
,! ern ,p? n ' . ' Slie br ' n K 3 Valparaiso dates to the 3d
" , J e fil.V °i Metidoza had been destroyed by a
tearful eartl quake and some eight thoueand people
killed on the 20th of March. San Juan was also
reported to be destroyed, the bed of the river
having been turned on it by the same earth
Ihe British ship Marco Palo from Australia for
London, put into Valparaiso dismasted and leaky
trorn contact with icebergs.
WASHINGTON, May 3. —From private sources, be
hevecl to be entirely reliable, it. is ascertained that
V irginia, herself, docs not meditate an advance on
„ 'IT""! th *t subject; being for the considera
! Confederate States.
1 heir throwing of troops into Virginia is said to
be in anticipation of a declaration of war bv the
n Congress, as well as the apprehension
that the gathering of a large military force here is
designed ultimately to invade the South.
Charles Tibbits, a member of the Rhode Island
Regiment, was married last night to one of the
daughter, of the regiment, Sarah Beasler. The
hand ot t.ie regiment was present and enlivened
the ceremony.
The Reinforcement of Fort Pickens— Block
axle of Virginia Ports.
AsniNOTON, May 3.—Cut t. Meigs returred here
to-day trom the recent expedition to Fort Pickens,
which he says is so thoroughly reinforced and other
wise strengthened as to make its reduction utterly
impossible for six months, for which time it is well
Despatches to day received from the command
ant ol Fortress Monroe, and the commandant of the
squadron in that vicinity, say that the mouth of
James Iliverand Hampton Roads are already under
strict and impenetrable blockade.
The New York 69ih Regiment arrived here to
night during a drenching rain.
Movements at Fort Piekcns-Southern Mili
tary Movements.
•, W ORLEANS, May 2. —The Pensaeola corres
pondent 01 the Mobile Advertiser under date of the
-otli ult., says that several barbette guns have
been removed from Fort Pickens for some purpose
unknown, and nine batteries have been erected
outside the fort.
The Montgomery correspondent of the same pa
per says that much anxiety exists relative to the
present conflict in the border States, especially
Maryland and Virginia. Great activity exists in
the \i ar Department. Troops were being hurried
into the field, and the Cabinet had "decided to call
out fourteen regiments in addition to thirty thou
sand already obtained. More than double the
whole number had tendered their services.
Six of the new- regiments would be taken from
the Southern States not members of the Confeder
acy. the Montgomery Government will co-oper
ate with, every Southern State and furnish men,
nionev and munitions to aid them to resist any
lorce brought against them.
Kentucky to Remain Neutral.
LOUISVILLE, May 2.—The Cairo correspondent of
the Journal says that the main points of the con
versation between Gen. Buckner, Senator Johnson,
ot Kentucky, and Col. Prentice, consist in addi
tional guarantees on the part of Kentucky that
Kentucky was determined to maintain a neutral
position; that she would not allow Confederate
troops to cross her soil to invade Northern States,
nor countenance the organization of any portion of
her citizens lor the purpose. In return, she requires
a guarantee on the part of the authorities of Illinois
that, the territory of Kentucky should suffer no in
vasion from Illinois troops. The representatives of
Kentucky protested against the blockade of the
river at this point, claiming that the jurisdiction of
Kentucky extended to the Illinois shore. Nothing
but munitions of war, undei the present status, wiPl
be interfered with.
Insurrection in Yucatan, etc.
NEW ORLEANS, May 2.—The schooner Aramena
ta, from Ritatan, reports an insurrection broken
out among the Indians in Yucatan. Fifteen Brit
ish officers had been killed by the Indians. Capt.
Dunn's West India Regiment had left liuatan for
the scene of action.
The English Government will probably give up
the Island ot Ruatan on the Ist of June, positive
ly, whether Honduras accepts it or not.
An English war steamer arrived in the harbor on
the 22d, and left the same day for Balize.
The Seventh Loses an Honorary Member.
WASHINGTON, May 2 His Honor Mr. Mayo, the
Mayor of Richmond, Va., for many years a favor
ite of the regiment, has returned his certificate of
honorary membership to the Seventh Regiment.
In his letter to Col. Lefferts he expresses the de
sire that all mementoes of his acquaintance with
the regiment shall be destroyed.
Jefferson Davis will Command the South
ern Army.
WASHINGTON, May 2.—The Charleston Courier
of Tuesday says.—"We learn from the most relia
ble source ttpit President Davis will take command
in person as General-in-Chief of the forces gather
ing in Virginia."
Loss of the Steamship United States.
MONTREAL, May 2.—The master of the ship Min
nie Davidson, at Father Point, reports the steam
ship United .States, from Glasgow, bound to Mon
treal, on Bird Recks. Her boats were gone, and
there was nobody on board. The sea was making
a complete breach over the vessel and she itss
breaking up.
Kentucky Troops for Virginia.
MURFUEESBURO', Tenn., April 29.—'fine Kentucky
battalion, live hundred strong, left Nashville this
afternoon at 3 o'clock, and are passing through
glorious Tennessee amidst the wildest rage of en
Capture of I. S. Troops by tile TV vans
NEW ORLEANS, May 2.—Major Sibley and a force
of 450 Federal troops have been captured by Capt.
Van Dorn, with 800 Texans, while attempting to
escape in two sailing vessels. The ofiicers are on
their parole.
From Havana.
NEW ORLEANS, May 2.—The steamer General
Miramon has arrived from Havana, 28th ult. Sug
ars were drooping; Nos. 12 to 14, reals.
Sterling Exchange, [email protected]£ Exchange
on New York, [email protected] prem.
Political news unimportant.
Major Anderson en route for Washington.
PHILADELPHIA, May 3.—Major Anderson passed
through here at noon, and left immediately for
Washington. He was recognized in passing from
one depot to the other, and everywhere greeted
with intense enthusiasm.
Railroad Accident.
CHICAGO, May 2.—The locomotive of a train
from Toledo on the Michigan Southern Road ex
ploded its boiler nine miles from here this morn
ing, killing the fireman and a section foreman
named Anderson, and injuring the engineer.
Missouri Legislature.
ST. Louis, May 2.—The Legislature met at Jef
ferson City to-dsy, and ihe Senate organized by
electing its old officers. The Governor's message
will be read to-morrow.
Trade with Boston.
BOSTON, May 3.—The steamer Ben Deford sails
bence to-morrow with a full cargo for Baltimore,
by permission of the Secretary of the Treasury.
Sbe is forbidden to call at Norfolk.
Louisville Arming.
LOUISVILLE, Slav 3.—The City Councils have ap
propriated $200,000 for arming the city subject to
the ratification of the citizeos.
Passenger* Saved.
MONTREAL, May 3.—'l fa e passengers of the wreck
ed steamer Lnited States, have arrived at Quebec.
One of the steerage passengers is missing.
FIRE IN CARROLL OOUHTY.—The Carroll county
Democrat says that a tire occurred in Finksburg
District, that county, on Friday last, which result
ed iu the total destruction of the house, furniture,
clothing, <fcc., of John Davidson. The family were
at dinner, and bearing a rumbling noise, proceeded
to inspect tho chimneys, and finding nothing wrong,
proceeded on the outside and discovered the roof
in an entire blaze. The progress of the flames was
so rapid that scarcely any articles in the honse
were saved.
It is rumored at Washington that Gen. Harney
has been put under arreit.
Appointments in the Custom House.
Yesterday was another busy day about Hie Custom
House. The Collector himself had not so much to
to engross his attention as on either of the preced
ing days. He is familiarizing himself with the
duties, and will soon he able to sit down quiet
ly to the regular routine of duty. Outside, how
ever, thiDgs wore a lively aspect. Crowds tilled
the rotunda and watched the doors of the Custom
House with much anxiety, ready to respond with
"at the book," the moment their names were call
ed. Much as the taces had elongated during Wed
nesday night, they were considerably more so.
Those c f our readers who have witnessed the in
imitable Jefferson in his great personation of l)r,
Pangloss, will remember the gradual lengthening
fa r i". Z D * the Tisions uf £6OO per annum
lade from him. Such was the appearance of the
numerous aspirants to serve the State. The gentle
Clement, whose services have not been brought into
requisition for more than one year post, has grown
quite uneasy, and does not move about with the
assurance which characterized it on the first dav
ot the new regime. On the contrary, component
parts are quite meek, and stand peering in at the
doors with an anxious solicitude which would al
most excite pity from a stone. Thev are terribly
afraid thev will not he needed. Another class, the
podtical Uriah lieeps are very "umble." They
are not seeking their own good hut that of the
thtate, and they are waiting patiently to lay their
clammy hands on anything which offers. Thev have
served the State before to the great advantage of
tnemselveg, ami are ready to do duty again.
i he really worthy men who are seeking positions
more than office—who would rather take anv kind
of respectable employment, other than that which
then necessities compel them to seek were also nu
merous. Suspense has left its impress on their
faces also, but they will no doubt rejoice when the
selections are made and they are either appointed
or bowed out. Collector Hoffman is takih" his
time, however, and some days will elapse before he
will have tilled all the positions. The follow-in" are
the only appointments made yesterday:
Inspector-Thomas If. Caithcr.—'Watchmen—
Josiah Gordon, Krederick Kraft, Jacob Rimby,
Leo. W. Moore, Wm. Howard. Jos. Miller, Thus
Denmson, John Horner, Wm. Hughes.
Tke Post-Office.
ihere was quite a disappointment yesterday
u° r . n ,'w? amon K Die applicants for positions in the
Post Olhce, on learning that the Postmaster had
left the city. Mr. Purnell left yesterday morning
tor Ins home, and will not return until next week.
I he efficient Deputy, Mr. Thorpe, is in attendance,
but unlortunatf iy has not authority to decide upon
the claims of the applicants. The aspirants can
therefore remain at home for a "few days."
Tlie Lioness.
"6 published yesterday morning a narrative
taken Irom the Philadelphia Enquirer of the cap
ture of the steamtug Lioness, of this city, and her
arrival at 1 erryville. The account stated that she
was cruising about under "a roving commission
from Major Trimble." This is entirely a mistake.
Major T rnnble issued no orders to anv craft. Dur
tng the embargo which was placed upon the export
of breadstuttaand provisions, the commander of the
Lioness applied to captain Levy (or a permit to act
as a tug-boat in the harbor and bay, and it was
granted, further thin this she had no authority
Irom any city official. No definite accouut of the
captain has reached this city.
Kcinforceim nf* fo Fort Mcllem-y.
About seven o'clock yesterday morning the trans
port steamer Marvhmil came up the bay to the
wharl of fort McHenry, where she landed about
one hundred troops and a large quantity of pro
visions. As soon as she discharged the cargo, she
steamed down the bay. From a reliable source we
learn that thrre now in the fort about 330 troops,
and the armament consists of 18 cannon, fan"in"
from 32 to 42 pounders, and eight field pieces."
Anticipated Setznrc of Tug Boats.
It was rumored yesterday evening that from and
after to-day no tug boats would be allowed to one
rate in the Bar. If thev attempt to tow any ves
sel into port they will be seized by the United
States forces. This report, however, lacks confir
Tlie Norfolk Linr.
It will be seen by reference to the advertising
columns that the Hay Line of steamers will resoitie
their regular trips this evening. Arrangements
have been concluded with the government grant
ing permission to this line to carry passengers and
mails. The steamer IVI. Selden will be placed on
the line between Old I'oint and the city of Norfolk,
and will convey the passengers from fort to
the city. Orders to this effect have been issued to
Commodore I'endergast, and consequently the
traveling public may rely on communicatin" with
the bouth by this route. °
Disbanding of ilic Military.
The condition of affairs in the city has become
so calm, that the necessity for the extensive milita
ry arrangements of the past ten days, no longer ex
ists All present ' fear of riot or trouble of arv
kind has ceased, and as the military were only call
ed to arms to preserve the peace of the citv, their
services aie now happily no longer required. Ac
cordingly the Board ot Police Commissioners have
determined to disbnrid qII with the exception of fi
guard to each of the armories of the uniformed
companies, and an order to that effect has been
issued. The ununi'ormed companies will be totally
disbanded and their arms taken possession of by
the authorities.
A SligJit Excitement.
. * ester day evening a slight excitement was occn
stoned throughout the city by a report that Sher
man s battery, flving artillery, U. S. A.. wa= goin"
to.pass through the citv. It was also known thai
an order had been issued to the several military
companies to be at the rendezvous at eight o'clock.
1 his order, it was supposed, was intended to have
the military in readiness to suppress anv distur
bance which might occur. Fortunately, however
this surmise was entirely erroneous. Sherman's
battery will not pass through the city, and the call
of the military was for the purpose of disbanding.
Double Track from Annapolis to tlie .'tine
We understand that the General Government in
tend to immediately piocecd to lay a double track
from Annapolis to the Junction, to afford additional
lacill ties for the transportation of troops and sup
piles to Washington.
THE HABEAS CORPUS.—We mentioned in our is"
sue of yesterday, the fact of the Commanding offi
cer at Fort McHenry having refused to recognize
and obey a writ of habeas corpus issued by his Hon
or Judge Giles, of the United States Court, com
manding him to produce the body of one John G
Mullen, a soldier in his garrison, before the Court
ne being a minor. The following order has been
passed by the Court in the matter:
In the matter of the petition of John G. Mullen before
Judge Giles, in the District Court of the United States
for the State of Maryland.
In this case a petition was presented to me, in the usu
al form, stating that John G. Mullen was illegally de
tained at Fort McHenry in this city, by the othcrr com
manding at that Fort; that the said John G. Mullen, was
only tw< nty years of age, and had been enlisted without
the consent of his father George Mullen, who united in
the petition, and made affidavit t. the truth of the facts
stated therein, and the petition closed with the prayer
for the writ of habeas corpus. In the discharge of the
duty required of me. by the laws of the United States
upon the presentation of such a petition, I ordered the'
writ of habeas corpus to be issued, to be direct-.! to the
commanding officer at Fort McHenry, commanding bim
to produce betore me at 10 o'clock this morning in the
District Court room in this city, the body of the said
John G. Mullen, with the cause of his confinement, at
the hour mentioned for the return of the said writ. The
Deputy Marshal who had been sent down to serve the
writ, filed in Court this morning an affidavit stating that
it had been served on an officer who claimed to be the offi
cer in command of said Fort, and who refused to obey
.the same writ. This is the first time wittiin my experi
ence of thirty-three years at the bar and on the bench,
that the writ of liabeus corpus has failed in this Stat • to
procure obedience to its mandate. It is a writ so dear
to every freeman that the Constitution of the country has
with great care provided, " that it shall not be suspended
unless when in case of rebellion or invasion the public
safety may require it." With no suspension of this great
writ by competent authority—witli no proclamation for
its suspension by any one claiming to possess such
power with no such state of alfairs existing as would
authorize its suspension—the Court learns with deep re
gret that an officer of the United States army has t' ought
it his duty to refuse obedience to the writ. Unwilling
to aggravate existing excitement by more immediate ac
tion, the Court will at present only pass an order that
the commanding nfljeer at Fort McHenry shew cause on
or before the Wednesday next, the Bth instant at 10
o'clock, why an attachment should not issue against him
for his refusal to obey the said writ; and the Court sin
cerely hupes that in a crisis like the present wiser coun
sels may prevail at the post, and that no unnecessary
conflict of authority may be brought in, between those
owing allegiance to the same government, and bound by
the same laws.
citement was occasioned yesterday afternoon In
the vicinity of Baltimore and Green streets, bv an
attempt to shoot P. H. Tsehudv, a conductor on
the city passenger railway. It a'ppears that Lewis
Bobetb, an individual well known to the police,
jumped upon a car ot the Baltimore street line, and
upon the conductor asking him for his fare, he re
plied that he was a volunteer, and consequently en
titled to pas 3 free. The conductor told him that
be had orders only to pass uniformed soldiers, and
must insist upon his paving his fare. He refused,
and the conductor proceeded to eject him, when
Boheth drew a pistol, and placing it at the conduc
tor's head, pulled the trigger. Fortunately the
cap missed fire and the fellow took to his heels, lie
had gone but a tew steps, however, when policeman
Thornton appeared and took him into custody.
Upon being arraigned before Justice McLaughlin,
several very respectable witnesses were examined,
and the evidence elicited was of such a character as
to result in his being committed to jail to await the
action of the Grand Jury.
SEIZORS OF ARMS.—A number' of voung men,
constituting a portion of the "Governor's Guard,"
have for some days past been quartered in the
church on the corner of Baltimore and Gilmer
streets, and have become quite disorderly. The
immediate neighborhood has been considerably
annoyed by their uproarious demonstrations. On
Thursday evening it was decided to break up their
rendezvous, and a posse of policemen from the
Western district were deputed to take possession
ot their arms, (about seventy-eight in nnmber.l
which was accordingly done.
MATCH GAME OP BASE BALI,.—A match game of
Base Ball between the Peabody and Druid Clubs
will take place on Thursday afternoon next, at 3
o'clock, on the grounds of the Maryland Base Ball
Club, located on Madison avenue extended. A
match game between these clubs was played on
Tuesday, when the Peabody was declared tbe vic
tor. The Druid, unwilling to rest satisfied under
this defeat, called an extra meeting and resolved to
challenge the Peabody a second time, which chal
lenge was immediately accepted.
Scott, Robert M. McLane and Wm. J. Ross, Com
missioners on tbe part of the State of Maryland to
communicate in person with tbe President of tbe
United States in regard to the military use and
occupation of tbe soil and property of tbe State of
Maryland by the Federal Government, yesterday
proceeded to Washington. They were furnished
with a special train by the Baltimore and Ohio
Railroad for their transportation to Annapolis
RUNAWAY.—About eleven o'clock yesterday
morning a horse attached to a wagon belonging to
Mr. James Paters, of Baltimore county, became
frightened at the corner of Baltimore and Fulton
streets, and ran off down Baltimore ureet to Ore
gon, where the wagon came in contact with an
awning post. The driver was thrown out and se
verely injured He was taken up and Dr. Larkin
sent lor, who dressed his injuries. The horse and
vehicle were but slightly injured.
ACCIDENT.—On Thursday last, whilst a gun
smith named Thomz was engaged in taking to
pieces a revolver, from which he supposed he had
drawn ail the loads, one of the barrels, from which
he bad iail ed to draw the load, exploded, the ball
striking bim in tbe hand, causing rattier an ugly
and painful wound. Persons cannot be too care
ful in handling tire-arms.
o'clock yesterday morning, as an eastward bound
Slock train was passing near the Relay HnnL™
the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, the en-ine and
three cars ran ofl the track, by which "the cars
were slightly injured, but the engine escaped dam
age. None of the cattle which were being trans
ported were hurt. The cause of the train leaving
the track has not been ascertained.
. TRAVEL TO WASHINGTON. —The officers of the Bal
timore and Ohio Railroad yesterday despatched
two trains to the Annapolis Junction, one at nine
o clock in the morning, and the other at four in
the afternoon. Nothing definite is yet known in
relation to the resumption of travel upon the en
tire road between this city and the metropolis.
ANOTHER COMPANY. —Since the war excitement
fR I3 been sprung up upon us, the organization of
toe Maryland Guard has increased to such an ex
tent that it. is deemed necessary to form another
company, which will be known as Company K,
and constitutes the seventh company of this organi
zation. A meeting will be held on Monday evening
next tor the purpose of electing officers.
fr£7k~ 1 v e H larm of ,ire which wa s Bounded
from b x 2(1, about half-past ten o'clock last
Of" u W ;' S cau ' scd bv ,he burning of the brick shed
Point no eorsu : shoe ''>aker, located at Monies'
oooM n f t' pree,fe amount of damage sustained
SIOO Jm ascertained, but it is estimated that
SIUU will cover the loss.
composed ot the clerical and lav delegates of the
1 rotestant Episcopal Churches within the State of
Maryland and the District of Columbia, will hold
Rs regular annual session in Grace Church, Balti
more, on the last Wednesday in May, on which oc
casion the Right Rev. W,n. R. Whi'ttingham, Bis -
ot the Diocese, will preside.
[from the New Orleans Picayune, April 2S ]
•he accession of Virginia to the Southern Con
federacy lncrenses the number of States to eight
and the aggregate population to 6,590,779. The
details, according to the census just taken, are as
. Prce pi , H . m s i
South Carolina 308.186 4f>7.185 715 371
Mn',7-7 615 3:16 4'7 401 1,082J7
A, J 81.885 OS.8OT) 145 691
Alabama ,120,444 455,473 £55 917
Mississippi 378,!88 458 227 836 415
Louisiana 364.245 312.186 660,431
I exas.. 415,999 184 956 600.1,55
\ 1,097,373 495,826 1,593,199
" r ° tal 3,772,656 2,825,153 6,590,770
The aggregate free population is thus more than
three million* and three quarter, of a million/
'? , e way in which the "combinations" to
oppose the laws of the Lincoinized Confederacy are
spreading. They now include more people bv over
a million and a quarter than the whole United
oHhatTar 1800 ' accor<;in to the census
180n?v^'faT a o e ,- 0f , the whole United States in
the Snn?h 7. - j th<! cisht States of
1 290 654 eracy have 6,596,779. Excess,
A large part of this excess is for the increase of
slaves, hut the actual number of free population in
these eight States, at this day, is larger by 700,000
than that with which the thirteen colonies went
tntorevolutmn, in 1775, against the might of the
British Empire; and larger by half a million than
the population of the thirteen States when the Con
ed"by"th'm States was made and accept-
By and by. North Carolina will be in, and Ten
nessee and Arkansas. These may be set down as
sure, before Lincoln's mutilated Congress can get
together, on the 4th of July, at Washington or
elsewhere. "
Ihe States winch will then confront the North
ern Confederacy, as pioclaimed rebels, to be dis
persed by proclamation or by bayonet, will repre
sent 9,192,53G aggregate population, and 5,043,859
free people, organized under eleven sovereign
Mates, and consolidated for defence under one Com
mon government.
Get us make another comparison, bv way of im
pressing upon the mind more distinctly the real
magnitude of this " combination," in which Mr.
Lincoln sees only the traits of a riot.
This population is larger than that of several
powerful nationalities in Europe. It is more than
twice that of the Kingdom of Denmark. It is
greater than that of the Kingdom of or
that of the Kingdom of Belgium, or that of the
Kingdom of the Netherlands, or that of the King
dom of Sweden and Norway.
It wants but a trifle of being equal to that of
the whole ot the United States, when thev declar-
war against the Empire of Great Britain, in
It is to this grand movement—which started in
March with seven States and 2,600,000 free people
rose in April to eight States and U,700,000,and will
in May, at least, have eleven States, with 5,600,000
—that Mr. Lincoia and his partisans apply the
senseless epithet of insurrectionists, and threaten
to treat them with the short process of cord and
steel, rioters by land, and pirates on the sea.
'lite vvliole question is resolving itself into one
issue, whether Mr. Lincoln and his adherents can,
by force of amis, prevent these six, seven, or nine
millions o: men from exercising the ri-lit of form
ing governments for themselves. The grounds and
justification lor their determination to exercise
that right are for their own consideration, in the
exercise of a natural right which inav he called
revolutionary or not withoutderogating from its es
sential character as the first element of freedom—
\\ ithout it one might as well be a Hole or a Veni
tian, as a subject under the Lincoln despotism. It
is a war on the inherent right of self government
which finds itself asserted in every form oi solemn
averment, in the fundamental law of the very
-States which have now discarded it, and are
making war upon iMvirh the ferocity of Cossacks.
[From the N. Y. Tribune, ,t/a v 3.]
, :r r.-, " °ir k on Wednesday night, ollicers Robb
and Flynn, ot the Fourth Ward Police, while on
duty in Roosevelt street near Batavia, discovered
David Marling, a notorious character, in collision
with some sailors, and ordered him to desist and <r o
home. The rowdy complied with great reluctance
and at once proceeded to load an old single-barrel
led pistol which he kept in his place. Thus equip
ped lie attain went abroad, and meeting with one
Charles Tucker, a boon companion, laid in wait lor
the officers above named. In their rounds, about
3 o'clock, Starling and Tucker accosted the officers
again using abusive and threatening language.
The disorderlies were warned to leave, but Star
ling, after advancing a few feet, stopped, and
pulling his pistol returned, and placing it near the
breast of officer Robb, fired The ball took effect
on the shield through which it passes!, and struck
a brass button on his undercoat, which check-d its
progress. But for this fortunate circumstance the
officer's life would have been sacrificed, as-the
pistol was aimed at his heart. The moment the
weapon was discharged, officer Flynn knocked
Marling down with his club, but he would not slay
down till the operation had been repeated four or
five etimes, 'tucker.who rushed to the aid of bis con
federate, made a desperate assault on officer Robb
with a formidable dirk-knife, hut the blow intended
for .us abdomen fell short; and the steel passed
through the sleeve of the officer's overcoat without
doing further damage. At that moment he re
ceived a.stunning blow on the head from the locu-t
ot officer Flynn, which sent him reeling into the
He rallied in a minute or two, whereupon the
desperadoes renewed the battle with Increased
vigor, atid a close hand-to-hand fight between them
and the officers continued for at least five minutes
betore Starling and his confederate were over
powered and taken to the station hou3. They
were subsequently arraigned before Justice Osborn
at the Tombs, and locked up for trial, in default
of §3.000 bail each. Starling, who keeps a place
corner of Roosevelt and Batavia streets for the
entertainment ot sail' rs who cannot find accom
modations elsewhere, has been repeatedly arrested
tor felonious assaults and thefts. He is an English
man by birth, and has long been a terror to the
more quiet citizens of the Fourth ward. After the
affray was over officer Robb found the flattened
bullet lodged in his coat.
CONTRABAND OF WAR.—BV treaties of tho United
States with France, Great Britain, Sweden, Spain,
Prussia, the Netherlands, Brazil, Central America,
Mexico, Chili, Lquador, Peru, Venezuela, New
Granada, and the Two Sicilies, goods contraband of
war, which are subject to seizure bv a belligerent
it found on board a neutral ship to be conveyed to
an enemy's ports, are expressly designated as—
-Ist. All anus and ammunition.
2d. Bucklers, helmets, breastplates, coats of mail,
inlantry bells, and cloths made up in a military
form and for military use.
3d. Cavalry belts and horses with their furni
4th. All kinds of arms and instruments of iron,
steel, brass and copper, or of any other materials,
manufactured, prepared and formed expressly for
the purpose ot war, either by sea or land.
sth. Provisions to a besieged or blockaded place,
and those places only are besieged or blockaded
which are actually attacked by a force capable of
preventing the entry of a vessel.
Dr. John Leyden is to b erected on the level green
of Detiholm, Roxburgshire, the place of his birth.
1 his is to b> in an early decorated manner, a pyra
midal structure of forty feet high, with polished
red granite shafts; in the centre ot this some rich
carvings and figures. There is to be a canopy,
under which a monumental urn—no likeness of the
poet existing; above the canopy rises a triangular
arch, docketed, its centre occupied with a circular
floral ornament. At each ot the angles stands a
figure of an evangelist. A tall angular spire sur
mounts the whole, broken bv stages of cross lines
of ornamental tracery. It appears that the cost of
the design considerably exceeds the original prop
osition; therefore, if sufficient funds are not forth
coming to complete it, the costly ornamentations
will have to be reduced.
would hint to some Republican papers that toe
crest of the popular wave, in times of extraordina
ry excitement, is a dangerous position. They may
be able to blow hot and cold with the same breath,
advocate and oppose the same measure two or
three times the same week, and put forth Jacobi
nical threats just now with impunity; but their
conduct is observed by the reflecting portion of
the community; and will eventually cause them to
reap a harvest of retribution. Their partisan sug
gestions, if carried out, would destroy our liberties
and, perhaps, end in consequences not to be hinted
at just now. Had the Enquirer made such sugges
tions, we should by this time probably have been
indicted for treason, or received an admonition
from a mob.— Cincinnati Enquirer.
We learn by a private despatch, received in this
city last evening, that the steamship Daniel Web
ster which lelt New York on the lfi b, appeared
oft 1 ass-a L Outre yesterday morning, but soon
alter put to sea again, in consequence, as is sup
posed, ot information received from this city.—-Vero
Orleans Picayune, A])ril 27.
Ie ()^lcers the screw steamer City of
cm? I named Crawford and Horn, who landed
8)0 slaves in Cuba about a year ago, were arrested
at New ork on Wednesday by two of the Deputy
United States Marshals. Horn was released on
bail, and Crawford was committed tor trial.
Col. Colt, of pistol notoriety, is now engaged in
recruiting a full regimeut, to he aruied at his own
expense, with his latest improved breach-revolving
ritles, with sabre bayonets. The arms necessary
for this purpose are estimated to be worth at least
Messrs. Law and Conover, sureties of the late
Postmaster Fowler, have beaten the government.
A perpetual injunction has been issued, restraining
the United States authorities from levying upon the
property of the defendants for the amount of their
The New Orleans Delta of April 20, says: "Col.
P. O. Herbert, commanding the military district
of Louisiana, gives notice that from and after this
date the boutbweat Pass will be closed."
TIGHT. A correspondent of the New York Newa
I. I was a volunteer in our army in Mexico, and
while J was there, the men who now control and
urge this civil war were at home, and opposing the
war against a foreign foe. Seward, Greeley? Cor
and'thi " H ? d Beecher ' ic -> denounced the war
II A ° were carrying it on.
seemed t!T years a . s °' ,he Know-Xothing party
them and keeping the whole country before
Vew'York .'r • a ate ' Massachusetts and
eitizeii, and the right of conscience for VheCath"
It was in Old Virginia!
I HI. If I deny the right of the Southern people
I to state their grievances, and to judge when tlfey
may set up a government for themselves, how can
1 hereafter sustain Ireland and Hungary when they
snail decide to establish separate governments for
themselves, and to staud to their arms in the
Highness made her will in March, 1860. It is' a
specimen ot beautiful penmanship, written in a
sty It ot remarkable neatness a:;d perspicuity and
r:ts br r' a - — iy > occ„,frT;-;"„
my ot one side ot foolscap paper. The personalty
Th S is'uthe n |^t r £3 M'° 00 .' W " a,M U ''• =
• I, 8 l - la3t will and testament of me Victo
' * ,arl ° Duchess of Kent and Str'athern
hereby revoke all other wills and codicils made
by me at any time heretofore. I give, devise and
IESRV n "v- dearly u "l°ved daughter, her ma
jesty Queen Victoria, all my real and personal
be seiy W H SOeVtr Ind1 nd wheresoever whereof, i may
be seized, possessed or interested in at the time of
my decease, to hold the same unto my daughter
her successors and assigns absolutely. I appoint
my dearly beloved son-in-law and nephew his
Royal Highness Albert ofSaxe Coburg and (lot! a
prince consort, sole executor. I„ witness whereof
18fO Ve vZ e ,n Set V ba, J d ' " ,e 20th <l:, r "I March,
111 n "^! or ' a -. Signed and declared bv her Royal
Highness V ictoria Marie I, , u ise, Duchess of Kent
and Strathern, as and for her last will and testa
ment, in the presence of us (all being present: at
the time), who, at her rcques.and inherpr.-s nee
have subscribed our names as witnesses—G Cut/
per principal equerry to 11. R. 11. the Duchess of
War , R r " 2Ul(>r . e .\ Ramsay 11. Couper, clerk in the
Wat oiiice, residing Froguiore.
Ait..-A letter in the Cleveland Herald, from
1 oungstown, Ohio, dated April 28, says :
1 have just learned from a canal boat captain,
who reached this place last evening, that John
lirown, Jr., is encamped on Beaver river, about
midway between New Castle, I'enn., and the Ohio
hundred negroes, principally from
Canada, whom he is practising in military drill.
he captain of whom I speak brought a' large
bury fop" h ot, 'er provisions from Pitts
burg tor the camp. He did not learn the particu
lar object of the gathering, but, presumes it has
a r > t' lnn to I Tisit ,(> Virginia— probably
Harper s Ferry— when the proper time arrives
I he camp ,s not more than a day's march from the
l 2 j l ' .•' ne *, captain further states that
1,000 additional negroes are expected to reach the
i- 7 TS - „ They wele well provisioned
and supplied generally.
Another canal boat has since arrived, whose
captain confirms the report of seeing a large body
"I negroes encamped on the "Seven Mile Slack
A PSYCHOLOGICAL ITEM.—A few davs since a citi
zen, having been detained bv business, reached
home just as his iamily had completed their siesta.
„ ' a .y j'"""'. "musing, as wont, on this and
™; a i ,' C ' ,vl ch chiefly possessed his
mind had reference to the departure of his fellow
citizens and friends for the seat, of war: and the
possibility of his following their footsteps occur
ring to hull, there flitted before his mind's eve an
idea of himself, with hair closely cropped a hi Zou
however, passed away, and was forgot
ton before he arrived at home. On entering the
door he encountered his daughter, who was no lit
tie diverted by an incident which bad just occurred,
't apa, saui she, "1 dreamt that you had volun
teered to go to the wars, and had cut your hai- off
close to your head, and you looked so lunny. And
1 was telling it to mamma, and said she, 'Hush
your nonsense; you did not dream any such thing:
U 7o S m . v f e ."f 'hat dreamt it just as you woke
me. t he citizen, who lacks but a few months of
the age requi-ite for admission to the Home Guard
scarcely believes this to he a foreshadowing of the
fate of his flowing locks, but only an illustration
ol the sympathy of mind with mind, probably
more active in these stirring times than at others.
—Mobile Advertiser, April 28.
THE LONDON TIMES.— The London Time* estab
ishmcnt having been visited by a Frenchman,
'is described by him as follows: Adjoining the
editorial room, which is large, well-lighted, and
ntted with desks comprising every convenience for
writing—is a dining room for the editors, and the
archive room, where are stored all the tiles of tho
limes since its foundation. Next to the archive
room are the proof-readers rooms, where are hun
dreds of dictionaries and encyclopedias in all lan
guages and relating to all subjects. A dozen proof
readers are employed during the day, and another
dozen during the night. Tbev have an ratio- room
adjoining that where they work, and their meals
are provided at the expense of the establishment,
the administration of the Time., has nothing to do
with the subscription to the paper. Smith, of the
Strand, pees to the mailing of the napers, of which
he takes thirty thousand dai y. The remainder are
bought by one hundred and seventy news dealers,
who pay in advance.
man i fashion writes of spring? colors :
Lilac, which was first inaugurated bv the fiiir
Empress Lugenie, with whom it has been'the color
/Mir excellence, is, as ever, f-shionablc, though each
season undergoing some change in shade At pre
sent, it is mauve, of the blue violent tint-rather
an ordeal lor some complexions to undergo; stilt
La Mode, whose laws are inexorable, wills it. Tho
bats are exquisite to the eye; to wear o'cet une nut
re eh nee ! "Nova Rose" is a very fashionable tint
latt 11 v termed fueha-pink, before which all other
pinks seem faded and yellow. This is also a trying
color; but courage, vteedamet, it is not absolutely
necessary to disfigure your pretty faces by wear
ing perforce a color which is not becoming. There
is also a lovely shade of sea green, just the tint of
the foam crested wave; and white in lace crape
and tulle completes the list of the colors in chief
lor this season. Yellows, blues and reds are jia**e.
—By the tug boat Tuscarora, which came up this
morning from Pass-a l'Outre, we learn that the
steamship Daniel Webster, Captain .Minor, from
New York the 16th inst., arrived at the bar about 5
o'clock yesterday morning and came to anchor.
The Webster was bound to this city, but, soon after
having come to anchor, she received orders to pro
ceed immediately to sea again.
Capt. Minor, however, having on board about DO
packages of merchandise, consigned to various par
ties nere, and not wishing to carry them hack,
hailetl the tuscarora to come alongside and take
thein up. the f I. acceded to the request, but as
the merchandise was in the net of being taken on
hoard of her, Capt. Minor became much alarmed
)y movements on ehor -, and weighing anchor, put
to sea again immediately.— N (). Fie., Anril 28.
HOUSEHOLD MEASURES. —As alt families are not
provided with scales or weights, referring to in
gredients in general use by every housewife. Dr.
Brown subjoins to his paper a list, as follows :
11 'eiyhte and el en en fee.
Wheat flour, 1 pound is 1 quart.
Indian uit-al, 1 pound two ounces is 1 quart.
Butter, when soft. 1 pound 1 ounce is 1 quart,
l.oaf sugar, broken, 1 pound is t quart
White sugar, powdered, 1 lb. 1 oz is 1 quart.
Eggs, average size, 10 are 1 pound.
Liquid Jleasure.
Sixteen tablespoonfuls are half a pint.
Eight tablespoonfuls are one gill,
| Four tablespoonfuls are half a gill.
A common sized tumbler holds half a pint.
Acommon size wine glass holds half a gill.
vate library (if the late King ol Prussia, Frederick
Wilhelm the Fourth, is valuable and extensive.—
It comprises about 56,000 volumes, and contains
for the greater part, works ol history, archaeology
and Christian art. The library iiils six large room's
of the royal palace at Berlin. Gumbolt's works
formed a special compartment, called "Humbolt
Press," and are found in greater completeness,
from the large wotk on America, which cost .1 DOO
thaler?, to the smallest pamphlet, than when Hum
bolt himself possessed them. This library has been
left by will to the present King, with tbe exception
of ihe artistic works, which have been bequeathed
to the Queen dowager. A question arose, if all the
illustrated works with woodcuts, &c., were to he
understood among the "artistic works;" which
question has been decided in favor of the Queen.
Tin: SOUTHERN RAILWAYS, — A despatch frotn
Montgomery states that Uie Railway Convention
in session there on the 2Sth, acceded fully to the
wishes of the Postmaster-General and Quartermas
ter-General, with regard to the transportation of
the mails and troops, ammunition and arinv sup
plies. They agree to take Confederate Stater bonds
in payment of their charges if it should be found
necessary. The Convention called in a body upon
President Davis, who expressed himself much grat
ified at the interview. All the Southern railroads
will be governed entirely in their action by the
necessities of the country. Every President hero
is animated by a patriotic spirit and is witling to
make every needed sacrihce for tbe success of the
of pictures in Paris tbe following high prices were
obtained for works which have an European repu
tation : Children going out from an Egyptian
School, a water-color drawing, by Decamp-, £| -
428. The Defeat of the Cimbri, drawing with black
chalk, by the same, £1,050. A small Landscape,
bv Marithat, £209. The Reader (Student! bv v!
Meissonnier, £563. An artist at bis Easel, bv the
same, £iii. Jl'he Wagon, by M. Ziein, £168."
lowing incident is related by tbe Brooklyn Eagle:
A tall, good-looking private of the 28ih K-'giinent
came to the depot in Fuiton street with his squad.
Each man was measured for his uniform, and the
number called nut. The man referred to stepped
up and put on a coat; he found it too tight, and
taking it off, threw it down, saving, "As 1 risk my
life for a coat, I want if to tit."
The cotton mills in Webster, Mass., have been
stopped bv order of Mr. Slater, and many persons,
wholly dependent on their daily earnings, are thus
throw n out of employment.
A manuscript hitherto unknown, by John Huss,
has recently been discovered at Prague, by Prof.
Hnlli r. It turned up in the Imperial library, and
is a fragment of a diary kept at Constance.
A convention ot the Northwestern counties of
\ irginia is called to meet at Wheeling, Virginia,
on the l.itli inst., for the consideratiun of the se
cession question.
The Bostnn Post says of Rev. Captain Reerher'a
prayer for a war tedder than blood. "Such invo
cation is only worthy of a devil and could be in
spired only by a devilish spirit."
The crops in Missouri are said to present the
most encouraging prospects. So in ail the border
and Southern States.
The Rev. H. A WDe ivas not forced to leave his
charge in Philadelphia, but lesigned voluntarily,
and comes to take his place in the ranks.
A large number ot men have deserted from the
camp at Columbus. Ohio. Three were arrested at
Bridgeport, opposite Wheeling, on Wednesday.
The Amoskeag Veterans ot Manchester, N. H.,
have voted to tender their services to the Gover
nor for tbe war.

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