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THE NEW YORK HERALD.
" T " ? ? ?? ? ? " - ? WHOLE NO. 6507. SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 18, 1854. . PRICE TWO CUNTS. INTERESTING FROM WASHINGTON. THE 1VEW tariff bill in full. Important Modifications in the Scale of Duties, Ac., Ac. A BILL JUEDL't'IJ-G THK DUTY ON IUrORT8, AND FOR OTUER I'uurosES. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre sentatives of the United States of America in Con 5ress assembled, That on and after the first day of anuary, 1855, In lieu of the duties heretofore im posed dv law on the articles hereinafter mentioned, there snail be levied, collected, and paid, on the goods, wares, and merchandise heroin enumerated and provided for, imported from foreign countries, the tollowing rates of duty?that is to say :? On gooes, wares, and merchandise mentioned in pcbedule A, a duty of one hundred per centum ad valorem. Ob good" wares, and merchandise mentioned in schedule B, a duty of twenty per centum ad valorem. On mods, wi.res, and merchandise mentioned in Bohecule C', a duty of fifteen per centum ad valorem. On goods, wares, and merchandise mentioned in schedule I>, a duty often per centum ad valorem. On goods wares, and merchandise mentioned in schedule E, a duty of five per centum ad valorem. Sec. 'I. And be it further enacted, That on and after t' e first day of January, 1855, the goods, wares, and merchandise mentioned in schedule F, shall be exempt from duty. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That on and j after the first day of Jauuary, 1855, there shall be levied, collected.'and paid on all goods, wares, and merchandise imported from foreign countries, and not espt cially provided for in this act, a duty of fif teen per centum ad valorem. Sec. 4. And be it further cnacted, That, on aad alter the first day of January, 1855, there shall be levied, collected, and paid on all goods, wares, and merchandise mentioned in schedule F, imported from foreign countries, in ships or vessels not of the United States, a duty of ten per centum ad valorem; and an addition of ten per centum shall be made to the rates of duty imposed by this act, in respect to all merchandise not mentioned in schedule F, which shall be imported from foreign countries, on and after the first day of January aforesaid, in ships or vessels not of the United States: Provided, That neither the duty of ten per c entum ad valorem, nor the addition often per centum to the rates of duty, ?aforesaid, shall be imposed on any goods, wares, .and merchandise imported, on and after the first day of Jannary aforesaid, in any ships or vessels not of the Unite 1 States, entitled "by treaty, or by any jict or nets of Congress, to be exempt from discrimi nating duties, tonnage, and other charges. Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That all goods, ?wares, and merchandise, which shall be imported front foreign countries afteT the passage of this act, ?and be in the public stores on the first day of Janu ary aforesaid, shall be subject, on entry thereof for -consumption, to no other duty than if the same had been imported, respectively, after that day. Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That on the ?ntry of any goods, wares Jan d merchandise, import ed on and after the first day of January, aforesaid, the decision of the Collector of the Customs at the port of importation and entry, as to their liability to duty or exemption therefrom, shall be final and conclusive against the owner, importer, consignee, or agent of any such goods, wares, and merchandise, unless the owner, importer, consignee, or agent, shall, within ten days after such entry, give notice to the collector, in writing, of his dissatisfaction with such decision, setting forth therein distinctly and specifically his grouuua of objection thereto; and snail, witliin"thirty days after the date of such ?decision, appeal therefrom to the Secretary of the Treasury, whote decision on such appeal shall be "final and conclusive: and the said goods, wares, and nierchantii.se shall be liable to duty or exempted tJ<ereffcoin accordingly, any act of Congress to tho contrary, notwithstanding, unless such suit shall be brought within thirty days after such decision, for any duties that may have oecn paid, or may there after be paid, on said goods, or within thirty days alter the duties shall have been paid in cases where nok goods shall be in bond. Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That on and after the first day of January aforesaid, all provi sion? of ex'stlng laws which Impose other rates of <]uty on in.ports than are imposed by this act, or which exempt from duty imports not exempted from duty by this act, shall be inoperative and void. SCHKDUI.K A. (On ? hundred per crnlum ad valorum.) Brandy a <d other spirits distilled from grain, or Other motciUils. Cordials, absynthe, arrack, cnvacoa, kirschenwas ser, liqueurs, maraschino, ratafia, and all other spirituous beverages of a similar character. SCHMDtJI.K B. (Tirentyptr centum ad valorum.) Alabaster and spar ornaments. Ale, beei aud porter, in casks or bottlee. Almonds. Anchovies, preserved, in pickle, salt, or oil; sar dines and all other fish preserved in oil. Argentine aixibatta, or German silver, manufac tured or unmanufactured. Articles embroidered with gold, silver, or other metal. Asm s' skins. Balsams, cosmetics, essences, extracts, pastes, perfumes, and tinctures, and either for the toilet or for medicinal purposes. Baskets, ana all other articles composed of grass, ?zin, palm leaf, straw, whalebone, or willow, not otherwise provided for. Bay rum. Beads, of amber, composition, or ware, and all other beads. Benzoatea. Bologna sausages. Bracelets, braids, chains, cnrls, or ringlets, com-, posed of hair, or of which hair is a component part Braces, suspenders .webbing, or other fabrics com posed wholly or in part of india rubber, not other wise provided for. Brooms and brushes of all kinds. Buttons and button moulds of all kinds. Cameos, real and imitation, and mosaics real and imitation, when set in gold, silver or other metal. Camphor, refined. Canes and sticks for walking, finished or unfin ished. Capers, pickles and sauces of all kinds, not other wise provided for. Caps, bats, mutt's and tippets of fnr and all other manufactures of fnr, or of which fur shall bo a com ponent material. Card cases, pocket books, shell cases, souvenirs,' purse*, reticules and all articles worn or carried on the person as ornaments, of whatever material com posed. Carriages and parts of carriages. Cassia and cinnamon. Cayenne pepper. Cheese. China, earthen and stoneware, and all other wares composed of earthy and mineral substances not otherwise provided for. Clocks nud parts of clocks. Clothing?Ready made and wearing apparel of ?very ription, of whatever material composed, *nd all oil er articles worn or carried on the person, made up or manufactured wholly or In part either by the tailor, seamstress or manufacturer, not other wise expressh enumerated and provided for. Cloves. Coach and harness furniture of all kinds. Coal. Coke and calm of coal. Combs of all kinds. Comfit?? Sweetmeats or fruit preserved in sugar, .brandy, alcohol or other spirits, molasses or in tnoir own juice, and confectionery of all kinds. Composition tops for, tables or other articles of furniture. Compositions of glass or paste, when set. Coral, cnt or manufactured. Corks. Court ploister. Crayons of ail kinds. Crni.i'its. Cutlcj v of all kinds. Dates. Diamonds?Gems, pearls, lubies aud other pre vious stone* nnd imitations of precious atones, when ?et in gold, silver or other metal, and all manufac tures of agate, cornelian, or other nYecions stones, <jnd all niticic of jewelry, real or imitation, inclu ding gold and silver buttons, Dolls and toys of all kinds. Kpanlettcs,' gallons, laces, knots, stars, tassels, Irenses nnd wings of gold, silver. T?r other metal. Fans nid tlre-screms of everv description, of what ever material composed. Feathers and flowers?Artificial or ornamental and tyjuts thereof, of whatever material composed. Ei*8 f ire-crackers. Flats, braids, plaits, sparture and wiL'ow squares, j used for making hate or bonnet*. Float., Bilks, feather be in, feathers for beds, and , downs of all kinds. Frames and sticks for umbrellas and parasols, and sunshades, (hushed or unfinished. Ginger?root, dried or greeu. I (iinger?ground. G lass?cut. Glase?colored, stained or painted. Glass?crystals for watches. Glasses or pebbles for spectacles. G last*? paintings on. (J law? porcelain. Gum benzoin or benjamin. Hair cloth?hair seating and all other manufac tures of haii' not otherwise provided for. Hair pencils. Hat bodies of cotton. Hate and bonnets?for men, women ai.tl children, composed of straw, satin straw, citip, grass, palm leaf, willow or any other vegetable substance, or of hair, whalebone or other material not otherwise pro vided for. Hemp?unmanufactured. Honey. Human hair, cleaned or prepared for use. Ink and Ink powder. Iron in barn, blooms, bolts, loops, pigs, rods, tlabs, or other forms not otherwise provided for. Iron?castings of Iron?galvanized, or sheets, or plates. Iron?old or sciap. Iron?vessels of. Japanned ware of all kinds not otherwise provid ed for. Jet and imitation of jet, and imitation thereof. Jute, sisal grass, coir, and other vegetable sub stances unmanufactured, not otherwise provided for. lx:ad pencils. Maccaroni, vermicelli, gelatine jellies, and all simi lar preparations. Mace. Manufactures of the bark of the cork tree. Manufactures of bone, shell, horn, pearl, ivory, or vegetable ivory. Manufactures?articles, vessels and ware of brass, copper, gold, iron, lead, pewter, plutina, silver, steel, and tin, or other metal, or of which either of these metals or any other metal shall be a compo nent material, not otherwise provided for. Manufactures of cedar wood, granadella, ebony, mahogany, rosewood, and satin wood. Manufactures and articles of cotton, flax, hemp, grass,: goats' or other hair, mohair, ailk, wool or worsted, or of either of those articles combined, or of which either of these articles shall be a compo nent material, not otherwise enumerated and pro vided for. Manufactures of cotton, linen, Bilk, wool, worsted, or any other material embroidered or tamboured, either by hand or in the loom, or by machinery or any other process. Manufactures?Articles, vessels and ware of glass, or of which glass shall be a component material, not otherwise provided for. Manufactures and articles of leather, or of which leather shall be a component part not otherwise pro vided for." Manufactures and articles of marble, marble pav ing tiles, and all other marble more advanced in manufacture than in slabs or blocks in the rough. Manufactures of paper, or of which paper is a component material not otherwise provided for. Manufactures?Articles and ware of papier inachie. Manufactures of wood, or of which wood is a com ponent part not otherwise provided for. Matting, Chinese, and other floor matting, and mats made of flags, jute or grass. Medicinal preparations not otherwise provided for. Metallic pens. Mineral waters. Molasses. Musical instruments of all kinds, and strings for musical instruments, of whip gut or cat gut, and all strings of the same material. Muskets, rifles and other fire arms. Nutmegs. Nuts not otherwise provided for. Ochres and ochrey earths, under the composition of painters' colors, whether dry or ground in oil. Oilcloths of every description, of whatever mate rial composed. Oils, volatile, essential or expressed, not other wise provided for. Olive oil In casks, salad oil, and all other olive oil not otherwise provided for. Olives. Paper, antiquarian, demy, drawing, elephant, foolscap, imperial, letter, and all other paper not otherwise provided for. Paper boxes and all other fancy boxes. Paper envelopes. Parasols and sun shades. Parchment. ? Pepper. Pimento. Plate glass?whether silvered or otherwise. Plated and gilt ware of all kinds. Playing cards. Plums and prunes. Potatoes. Prepared vegetables, meats, poultry, and game, sealed or enclosed in cans, or otherwise. Raisins. Red chalk pencils. Roofing slates, and slates other than roofing t-Iates. Saddlery of all kinds not otherwise provided for. Salmon, preserved. Scagliola tops for tables, or other articles of furni ture. Sealing wax. ? Segars, snuff, paper segars, and all other manufac tuiPH of tobacco. Sewing silk?in the germ or purified. Shoes composed wholly of India rubber. Side arms of every description. Silk twist, and twist composed of silk and mo hair. Silver plated metal?in sheets or other form. Soap?Castile, perfumed, Windsor, and all other kinds. Sugar of all kinds. Syrup of sugar. Tobacco?unmanufactured. Umbrellas. Vellnra. Vinegar. Wafers. Water colors. Wines?Burgundy, champagne, claret, Madeira, port, sherry, and all other wines and imitations of wines. Scbbduli C. (Fifteenper centum ad valorem.) Ambergris. Arrowroot. Baton. Barley. Beef. Beeswax. Berries, vegetables, flowers, and bulbs not other wise provided for. Blank books, bound or unbound. Boards, planks, staves, laths, scantling, spars, hewn and sawed timber, and timber to be used in building wharves. Bcfax and tinctal. Burlaps?unbleached and uncolored. Bronze liquor. Burgundy pitch. Butter. Cables and cordage, tarred or untarred. Calomel and other mercurial preparations. Camphor crude. Caps, gloves, leggins, mits, socks, stockings, wove shirts and drawers, made on frames, com posed wholly of cotton, worn by men, women and children. Cedar wood, ebony, granadilla, rosewood, and satin wood, unmanufactured. Chocolate. Chromate of lead. Chromate, bichromate hydriodate, and prussiato of potash. Cobalt. Cocnlus indicus. Copperas or green vitrol, or sulphate of iron. Copper rods, Delta, nails, aud spikes. Copper bottoms. Copper in sheets or plates, called brazier's cop per, and other sheets of copper not otherwise pro vided for. Cotton bagging. Diamonds?glaziers?set or not set. Felspar. Fig blue. Fish?foreign, whe ther fresh, smoked, sailed, dried or pickled, not otherwise provided for. Fish glue or isinglass. Fish skins. Flaxseed. Flax unmanufactured. Flour of sulplmr. Frankfort black. t French ebalk. Fulminates?01 fulminating powders. Fur??dres-od uu the *kin. (Hue. (Ireen turtle. Gunny cloth and gnauy bags. Gunpowder. Hams. Hats of wool. Hut bodies, made of wool, or of which wool siatl be a component material. Hemp ceed or linseed, and rape-seed oil, and all other oils used in painting. Indian corn and corn meal. Iris or orris root. Iron liquor. Ivory or bone black. Juniper berries. Lac spirits. Lac sulphur. I ampblack. Lard. Leather?tanned, bend or sola. Leather?upper of all kinds. Lead?in pigs, bars or sheets. leaden pipes. leaden shot. Liauorice paste, juice or root. Litharge. Malt. Marble?in the rough, slab 01 block, manufac tured. Marine coral, nnmanufactured. Metals?Dutch and bronze, in leaf. Metal*?unmanufactured, not otherwise provided for. Mineral and bituminous substances, in a crude state, not otherwise provided for. Needles?of all kinds, for sewing, darning, or kuittibg. Nitrate of lead. Oats and oatmeal. Oils?neatsfoot and other animal oil, spermaceti, whale, and other fish oil, the produce of foreign flsherii s. O an aburps?unbleached nnd nncolored. Paints?dry or ground in oil, not otherwise pro vided for. Paper hangings and paper for screens or file boards. Pearl or hulled barley. Periodicals and other works in course of printing and republication in the United Slates. Pitch. Plaster of Pari??when ground. Pork. Potassium. Prussian blue. Putty. QuiLs. Red chalk. Rice or paddy. Polled brimstone. Roman cement. Rye and rye flour. Saddlery, common tinned or japanned. Sago. Sal soda and all carbonates of soda, by whatever names designated, not otherwise provided for. Silk, advanced in manufacture, but not further than singles, tram and organiine in the gum, not otherwise provided for. Skins of all kinds, not otherwise provided for. Slate pencils, Spermaceti candles and tapers. Spttnges. Spunk. Starch. Stearine candles and tapers. Steel in bars, cast shear or German, and in plates, sheets or otherwise. Steorotype plates. Still bottoms. Sulphate of barytes?crude or refined. Tallow candles. Tapioca. Tar. Tuklenburgs. Tjg>e metal. Typee?new or old. V anil] a beans. Verdigris. Velvet?in the picce, compossd wholly of cotton. Vermilion. Wax candles and tapers. Whalebone?tho produce of foreign fisheries. Wheat and wheat flour. White and red lead. Whiting, or Paris white. White vitriol, or sulphato of zinc. Window glase?of every description, including broad, crown, cylinder, Bbeet, o? rough glass, and not otherwise provided for. Wood?unmanufactured, not otherwise provided for, aud firewood. Wool? unma nnf acturc d. Woollen listings. Schedule D. ( Trn i*r centum ad valorem.) Acids?acetic, acetous, benzoic, borucic, chromic, citric, muriatic, white and yellow, nitric, pyroligne ous and tartaric, and nil other acidp of every dascrip tion, used for chemical or medicinal purposes, or for manufacturing, or in the fine arts, not otherwise provided for. Aloes. Alum. Amber. Angora, Thibet, and other goat's hair or mohair, unmanufactured. Anrlseed. Animal carbon. Antimony, crude and regulus of. Arsenic. Articles, not in a crude state, used in dyeing or tanning, not otherwise provided for. Aw-aia'tkla. Barkquilla. Bismuth. Ditter apples. Blue or roman vitriol, or sulphate of copper. Boucho leaves. Brazil paste. Brcccia. Brimstone, crude in bulk. Bromine. Cadmium. Calamine. Cameos and mosaics, and imitations thereof not set. Cantharides. Caibonate of ammonia. Cassia buds. Cantor oil. Castorum. Chronometer, board ship or parts thereof. Codilla, or tow of hemp or flax. Compositions of glass, or paste not set. Cork tree, bulk, unmanufactured. Cream of tartar. Cubebe. Dragons' blood. Diamonds, gems, pearls, rubies, and other pre cious stones, and imitations thereof not set. Dried pulp. Emery. Engravings or plates, bound or unbound. Ether. Extract of indigo. Extracts and decoctions of logwood and other dye woods, not otherwise provided for. Extract of madder. Furs, batters', dressed or undressed, not on thn skin. Furs, uncleaned, when on the skin. Gamboge. Gold and silver leaf. Gutta percha. Hair, curled, moss, sea-weed, and all other vege table substances used for beds or mattresses. * Hair of all kinds, uncleaned and unmanufactured. Hempseed, linseed, and rapeseed. India rubber, in bottles, slabs, or sheets, unman ufactured, and the milk of India rubber. - Ipecacuanha. Iridium. Iodine. Jllap. Manganese. Manna. Medicinal drugs, roots and leaves, in a crude state, not otherwise provided for. Mineral kermes. Music and music paper with lines, bound or un bound. t Opium. Osier or willow, prepared for basket maker's use. Fatent mordant. Paving stones. Paving and roofing tiles and brick*. Phosphate of ammonia. Plumbago. uicksilver. ags?woollen aud worsted. Rhubarb. Saffron and saffron cake. Sal ammoniac. Palte?EpFom, glauber. Rochelle, and all otl?er sails and preparations of salts, not otherwise pro vided for. Sarsaparllla. Feppia. Sheathing jupcr. Kmnlts. Spirits of ammonia Spirits of turpentine Squills. Sugar of lead. Sr.ipbateof qtilni&c. Terni tin pates. Tin foil. Tin?in plates or sheets. Tin plates~-galvanized, not otherwise provided for. Waste or shoddy. Watches ai d parts of watches. Watch matt rials of all kinds. Zinc, spelter, and teutenegue, in sheet*. Scqkdclb E. (Five per Centum ad vglortm.) Alccnmque. Annatto, rancon, or Orleans Argol,oi crude tartar. Barilla. Bells, when old, or bell metal, fit only to be re mnnuffcctured. Bleaching powder, or chloride of lints. Books?printed, magazines, pamphlets, periodi cals and illustrated newspapers, bound or unbound, not otherwise provided for. Brass, in pigs or bars. Brass, when old, and fit only to be M-manufac tured. Bristles. Building stoneB. Chalk, not otherwise provided for. Clay unwrought. Cochineal. Cocea. Cocoa shells. Copper, in pigs or bars. Copper, when old, and fit only to be-- remanu. factured. Cudliear. Flints. Fullers' eaith. Gold beaters' skins. Granilla. Grindstones, wrought or unwrought. Gum Arabic and Gum Senegal. Gum Barbary. Gum Copal. Gum East India. Gum Jedda. Gum substitute, or burnt starch. Gum Tragacauth. Horns, horn-tips, bones, bone-tips, and teofch. on manufactured. Indigo. Ivory, unmanufactured. Ivory nuts, or vegetable ivory. Kelp. Keimes. l ac dye. Lemon and liate juice. Lime. Madder, ground. Madder rooti Maps and charts, not otherwise provided for. Natron. Nickel. Nut galls. Nux vomica. Oils, palm and cocoa nut. Orpement, palm leaf, unmanufactured. Pearl, motosr of. Pewter, when old, and fit only to be rcmastifac tured. Polishing stones. Pumice and pumice stone. Rattans amLreeds, unmanufactured, not otherwise provided for. Rotten stone. Rags, nototherwise provided for. Raw hide** and skins of all kinds, whether dried, salted, cr piokled, not otherwise providedXoc.. Saftiowtr. Sal ammonia. Saltpetre or nitrate of soda, or potash*, defined, partially rofincd, or cured. Seedlac. Shellac. Silk?raw, with or without the gam, imported in the condition in which it comes from thl cocoon not heing doubled, twisted or advanced in manu facture i* any way. Soda ash. Sulphuric acid or oil of vitriol. Sumac. Tallow, marrow, and all other grea.-c and soaps, stocks and soap stuff's, not otherwjso provided for. Teirn japonica or catechu. 1 mi- in pigs, bars, or blocks. totiwm. ^ther shells, unmanufactured, no otherwise provloc-u .? Tumeric. Woad or rastcl. Weld. Zino.fpelter, or teu'enegue, unmanufactured, not othciwlse provided for. Schedule F. (Fret.) All books, maps, charts, mathematical, nautical instruments, philosophical apparatus, and all 'dher articles whatever, imported for the tine of the Uni ted States: Provided that, when such articles are imported under contract for the United States, they shall not be exempt from duty unless it shall be so expressed in the contract, and so certified by the Secretary of the Treasury. All philosophical apparatus, instruments, books, maps, and charts; statues, statuary, busts, and cutis, of marble, bronze, alabaster, or plaster of Pa ris; paintings, drawings, etchings; specimens of sculpture; cabiucts of coins, medals, gems, and all collections of antiquities?provided the same be specially imported in good laitli for the use of any society incorporated or established for philosophical or literary purposes, or for the encouragement of the fine arts; or for the use or by the order of any college, academy, school, or seminary of learning in the United States. Animals imported for breed. Bark?Peruvian. Berries, nuts and vegetables, used exclusively in dyeing or in composing, dyes; but no article shall be claimed as such that has undergone any manu facture. Bolting cloths. Books, maps and charts imported by authority of the joint Library Committee of Congress, for the use of the library of Congress: Provided, That if, in any case, a contract snail have been made with any bcokseller, importer or other person, for book*, maps or charts, in which contract the bookseller, importer, or other person aforesaid, shall have paid the duty or included the duty in said contract, in such case the duty shall not lie remitted. Bra7.il wood, Braziletto, and nil other dyewood in sticks. ! Bullion?gold and silver. Burr stones?wrought or unwrought. i Cabinets of coins, medals and other collections of antiquities. Coffee?from whatever country imported. Coins?gold silver and copper. Copper ore. Copper, when imported for the United States Mint. Cotton. Felt?adhesive, for sheathing vessels. Fruits and vegetables, green or ripe, not other wise provided for. Garden seeds, and all other seeds for agricultural, horticultural, medicinal and manufacturing pur poses, not otherwise provided for. Goods, wares,and mcicbandisc, the growth, pro duce, or manufacture of the United States, expor ted to a foreign country, and brought baok to the United States, in the same condition as when ex ported, upon which no drawback or bounty ha ixen allowed: Provided, That all regulations t asceitHin the identity theroot', prescribed by existin laws, or which may be prescribed by the Secrctar of the Treasury, shall be complied with. Guano. Household effects?old and in use, of persons or families from foreign countries, if used abroad by them, and not intended for any other person or per sons, or for sale. Junk?old. leeches. R'lodels of inventions and other improvements in the arts: Provided, That no article or articles shall be deemed a model or improvement which oan be litted for use. Oakum. Oil?spermaceti, whale, and other fish, of Ameri can fisheries, and all other articles the produce of sucli fisheries. Orange and lemon peal. Paintings and statuary, the productions af Ameri can nitists residing abroad, and all other paintings and statuary: Provided, The same bo imported in good faith as objects of taste, and not of merchan dise. Personal and household effects (not merchandise) of citizen* ofthc United States dying abroad. Plaster of Pat is?tin ground. I'latina- -unmanufactured. Salt. Sheathing copper: but no copper to !>e considered *nch. ni:d admitted free, excf pt in sheets of forty eight inches long and fourteen inches wide, and weighing fr<m fourteen to thirtj-f'ur ounce* '.lie square foot. Sheathing metal. Specimens of natural histoiy, mineralogy. Of bo I tany. I lea-?from whatever country Imported. j Tws; shrub*, built-, plan" <v>mot?.not ttter wi c provided for. Wearing apparel in actniti u?e, an 1 oth?r personal effects not merchandise, profeaeiona1 bo*a, imple ments, inrtruments, and tools of tnle, ooowmhob, or employment, of persons a-hvini? la (he Ualted States: Pro v.de^, That th 8 exemption shall not be (oiiftnied to rciudc mach ne.y or other articles im ported for use in any manufacturing e>ubliahmer.t. or for Bale. A Ct.npler on CaUrpWaw OCR PITDL1C 1'AKKh?TUB WOHM&?THH aLaNTSUS? "TJIK DIKT O* WOHMS'. Wliat it the diet of worms? Walk into Washington square, and behold jour answer It Is the foliage of the trees, designed for the purposes of hhade, cool air, and ! shelter from the intense heat of the summer'* sun The spectacle presented uaon entering within the *?ten of the ?ld parade ground may be very interesting t* the eato a^yWut but it itf perfectly disgusting to ordirary, every day people, and absolutely frightful to the shildren. Worms cover the trees, and, depending from them, sua penisd upon the filioy thread like that of a spidtr's web, Innumerable monster* hang in festoons from tfco top most branches to the* ground. The ground is revered wilhth^tn; they Bwarmin-the grata; they are lik* the plague of Fgypt, everywhere, upon everything wlthia reach of the i'ntested trees. These horrid vermiu eee-n to be limited to a single e-pecUw, and it isprobably the Palmer hod, which for some- years past Has been so r> ??tructive to the orchards sod forwrts in the New Kngla^ States and the devastatiocs of which duriu; tie present season threaten to be more extensive than* ever heretofore. Thia worirv or caterpillar, varies from an inch to two inches in length ; he u of a rusty black color, rathsr slender, haH six feet or claws close to his head, and at its other extremity i ha , a beautifully contrived apparatus for seizing and re taininga firm hold upon anything. Its process of loco motion is peculiar, being expressly adapted to thin pecu liar organization Lying flat npoa the ground, for oxain pie, his tail is drawn plump up. to his head, the body being thrown up Into the form of anarch; soiling hold ? rmly, then, with hi* hind feet, 1ms head is thrown for ward to the full length of the body, whloli agaiu liei tlat upon the ground ready to repeat the motion just de scribed and thus this worm makas his way through the world. From this singular style of locomotion we pre sume it derives its name?the Palmer worm, from the palm of the hand?the movement beinfc similar to the motion of the hand, in measuring the length of a table, hv spanning it ; or it may be called the Palmer worm : from some Mr. I'almer in whose orchard its appearance may have first been noticed j or it may not bo the I'almer worm at all. Certainly lis is a vile monster, and his unexpected multiplication this season, while it may well excite our fears for the future. ought to challenge the attention of naturalists, with regard to the means of his extermination. During the last summer, a lUtle latef in the season, we noticed in the Park and in Washington square many varieties of caterpillars, the Urv? of as many distinct Species of moths or millets, fts' the perfect insects are called. Perhaps-the grand camy t>f these combined forces has yet to appear. Thee? Palmer worms may be but the first instalment, but they promise to leave very slim pickings for their successors. We noticed, also, the last summer, the modus operandi of one conspicuous variet v of these caterpillars?from the egg to the full blown moth. Upon the bark of the tree, a cluster of eggs covering the space of a finger nail, firmly soldered teeether bv a gelatinous substance, may be seen. Jrorn these epgs'a cluster of small insects are hatched by the gun. Thev climb up the trse, fasten upon the leaves, and noon become ca< erpillaru of an inch and a half long. Thev then swing from tho tree by a web, or creep aown the trunk, until thev find a. suitable cavity in the bark, where thev wrap themselves up in n cocoou similar to a, silk wot m. where tluy undergo the extreme transition from the gr>? to the ^autifulflylag miller. We believe tiwt all these distinctive ver min known as caterpillars are the offspring ot bugs, or of moths or millers, as contradistinguished from the but terflv The miller ftom tin- tobacco worm is n beautiful imect. Manv of the smaller varieties of these worms aie but the iur\.e of hug- Hut tins br:inch of the si b lect cannot satisfactorily discussed in a limited news i srier article. It Is a theme for a volume The trees most Infested by these Palmer worms, as we , J.'l am.jir/1 the linden, the elm, 1 svismore. with a leaf ?? toegl, and drybrown paper. Wh'cht ablohite"y a"n"d "entirely fwf>w thto oran^ j r.lh^.C1mthnr'ab;sed-' aUnth'uf tree may t* seen, interlaipinft will. 'naked 1 Saithns, | rv&stsr- ass-ssr? r^r. MtaSSB; in blossom is U we~"T?t aware sfrsJft st-aftrJs rvL "n.'ssssisi???'???.. si1 ornamental, is the tree y ^ endure eight ^.lxvS "i*... ^ shall stand by the Sdl' have applied these worms upon other trees. The Fire Department. LETTER I ROM THE 0KKICKK8 OK KNU1NK COMPANY NO. 17. Nbw York, June 15, 1864. TO TUB HDirOIt OF THK KT.W YORK IIXIULD. Sir?In jour paper of this date appears a communica tion from Stephen II Branch. accompanied by certain documents from Alfred Carson, Chief Engineer, on the subject of iniubordinaiion, &c., claiming their publica tion on the ground that said Carson had been mlarepre scnted in relation to both. We are not aware of the mis representations alluded to, but certain we are, that he has made hia self justification a pretext for gross mis statements against the company with which we hare the honor to be ccnnt ctcd. He asserts that for insubordination he directed Engine Company No. 17 to remain in its own district, but the Common Council (then in sesalon) immediately resolved that Engine Company No. 17 bo and they are hereby ruthorizt'd to do duty in the Sixth and Seventh districts. That the Common Council passed auch resolutions is true: that (he said districts nere any other tban their usual district a is false By garbling the resolution pas fed by the Common Council, he would make it appear, and actually asiert* that tbey not onlv unproved of what he is pleased to cOl the insubordination of said company, but actually expressed their official sanction of the same. The resolution passed authorised Engine Company No. 17 to do duty in their usual districts, namely, the Sixth and Seventh. Said company never did duty in the Hfth district, but occasionally went to Fifth district Arcs, at the expressed request of the chief. On one occasion, one of the assistant engineers, one ot Carson's p'ts, grossly assaulted Wm. P. McCormick, forn.er foreman of thii eompnnja for which Mr. McC.,asa Ihwabiding citlren. handed mm over to the tender mercies of the police; in which legal act Mr. Carson discovers gross insubordination, and straightway pimrs out upon the unfortunate company tho vials ot his wrath. TliO Common Council did not reverse any order given by the Chief Engineer, but, as will be seen by the resolu tion. simply authorised said company to do duty in their usual district!. By omitting the word usual and falsely spstrting that saiil districtscomnrice I th? fifth and sixth, he manufactures a fresh philippic against the late Com mon Council, and endeavor* to excite the hostility of the present agninst Engine Company No. 17, who have had the daring temerity to have opinions ol their own on cor tain subjects, and humbly requests that tliey may be left to his ideas of expediency, fi ? m which may the Lord de liver us. .TOIIX t.CNSoV, Foreman Engine Co. 17. C. II. PBTSOtpo. Secretary. Police Ii t(l>ll(nil:;. ChjiR'.K op rtF*iiriv? A Cai ii oRXlAK ?Oihci Martin yesterday arrested a man named ( hnrles L. Moss, elmrged wilh selling a spurious tic t for California ' obtaining thi iefor till from Bdwafd Thomas, of Ohio. wli>> came t# this city for tlie piiT(>oso of ? mbarViuif tor the g<il I ',vng.. The ticket pufeh-ned by him purported to l>e got it for a pa?age on boi.rd tin North Star nut before the ves?fl got to Snii lt<-ok Cue ticket w.i* di: covered ? i b? spin ous, sn i the cm*i[ latr.&ot was *et ashiu* In a Isms'l oos* fie noiv f ks reO ef, l?. 'on- tlv Police co rt. c?w is > tPl i t>?i<lu'g before Justice Oi'om HEWS BY T?L?ORAPH. GEN. QUiriHM AM) THE FFMBDSTEBS. Important Bills Pawed by the Hoom. THE HAIL SERVICE TO CALIFMUnA, EXPECTED REVELATIONS OF THE CONTRACT SYSTEW, AVWVVVVVVVV?VVVVV\ SWINDLING AND FRAUD f>ETRCTKD'. A General OicrhanUng ProoMI. STB BENDER OF FUGITIVES AT ClMimi!. The Bunker Hill Celebration, <k??. 4e., te< Prom Washington. 1 AVON 10 KTMTLj' HltOM t>KN. QUITMAN. Washington, Juno IT, IM4 The l trin of tbi? morning publishes the following despatch, -reived by Hoi> W. P. Harris from General Quitman. inflation to the wtatenifutu connecting hii* with the lilibcfcterM:? Nkv* Okikanh, June 14, 1864 Tell the edrtor of the Cnion that no man m authorised to speak for me but nivseli. Publish this. (Signed) J. A. QUITMAN. Til 3 PACIFIC NAVAfc STATION. TIjo fci retary of the Navy is c-ngaged in making pre paiatious to orfler the necessary officers to the new naval station on Mure Island, near S?u Francisco. laa provcineut- and Miildings are at once to be put up. THIRTY-TIItHD COTOftBSR. F1UST anSlOM. Hunst of RrprfKnlatl'^M. Washington, June IT, 1864. 01I.L* PABHtQl The House passed the bills authorising the Secretary erf'the Treasury to issue registers to the vessels of the Accessory Transit Company; increasing the sa.la.ries of Executive and Judicial officers of Oregon, New Mexico, Washington, I'tah, and Minnesota territories, appropri ating $76,000 towards paying the expenses of the Ore gon, Cay use, Indian and Mexican war; to establish the office of Surveyor 0 en oral in New Mexico, and granting lands to actual settlers. An amendment was made for the appointment of Surveyor General, and Register and Receiver for Nebraska and Kansas, in order to open up lands in those territories for settlers. The following bills were likewise passed ?Amending former acts relative to the appointment of Surveyor Us* reral. and the donation of lands in Oregon. Authoris ing surveys of the tract of land belonging to the Oaoo tuli Indians in Minnesota. Appropriating $20,?H)0 for a military road in Oiegon. Authorizing a settlement of the i jptnses attending tin- Rogue river Indian war in Oregon. Appropriating $'2f>,U00 for it military road in I'tah. To rtfunu lo L'tan the expanses incur* d in suppressing In dian hostilities, and compensating the civil officers who c*rved in New Mexico while that territory was under mil itary government. LUTT. HAUHY'S MB>AI.. The House passed the Senate's joint resolution, giving the consent of Congress to the acceptance by lieutenant Maury of the navy, of a gold medal from the King of Sweden. TIIB CAUJORJCIA MAILS. The House took up the bill providing for a weekly matt service between the Atlantic States and San Kmncisco. It authorizes the Postmaster Central to contract with the lowest and best bidder, alter the usual advertisement, for the transportation of the United States mails from New York, Philadelphia or Baltimore, and from New Or leans, to Ew Francisco and back, l>y the moat cxpeditiona practicable route; the sen ice to be performed semi monthly, and at suth times, under the direction of the Postmaster General, as, in connection with the other mail service, will secure, as near as practicable, a weekly mail each way, botween the places designated; provided the entire cost of such tervice shall not exceed $260,000 per annum. No contract under ibis net to be made for more than four years. Any contract so made may be de termined on three months previous notice from the Poet master General, without cost to the government. It in made his duty to deterir. ine any existing contract for thfi service herein required, and to make a new contract witlilh tub 'ynrfiftw. .ir BTrubtltton, ran he sjvunwl now in fonoe authorizing the Postmaster General to as Fess Ones and penalties for non performance of mail contracts, shall >>e m'tde applicable to any oontract made in pursuance of this act. A question ha* ii.g arisen , to whether this arrange ment can beenternu upon without impairing the present contracts? Mr Mack, (dem.) of In., Chairman of the Select Com mittee. htretofoteappointed to investigate into steam ship frauds, said they would be aMo in a few daya to present a report showing there were astounding fraud* and swindling, from the inception of the contract* for carrying the mails to and from California, to the present time. The company have not complied with the oontraet in a Bingle iota. . He asked that this subject be postponed until the House shall be in possession of all thefaeta; there will then be no difficulty in affording better mall facilities to California. Mr. Oi.iw, (dem.) of Ohio, said the Committee on Poet Offices two months ago reported a bill to abrogate the contracts for carrying the mails between New York awl Liverpool, and to San I'ranci?co He believed Congrea* has the power to abrogate the contracts by taking the vessels. It would he cheaper to buy them, ana sink them in the ocean, than to continue the present postal arrangement. We are now paying more than three fourths of a million dollars for a semi minthly service, when for a quarter of a million we can get a weekly ser vice. In order to afford opportunity to look into this subject, the further consideration of the bill was postponed till Tuesday week. Adjourned. Celebration of the Battle of Banker Hill. THE NEW YOKK CONTINENTALS IN BOSTON, ETC. Boktov. June 17, 1854. The anniversary of the Battle of Bunker Hill wm ob served to-day in Charles town by tbo firing of cannon, ring ing of bells, and a general turn out of the military. The star* and stripes were also displayed on prominent points In Boston, Chelsea, Cambridge, Boxbury, Islington and Concord, in honor of the day. The New York Continentals, with Sheltou's band, ar rived here this morning, and are the guests of the Boa ton Veteran Association. The two companies paraded the principal streets, and dined in Faneuil Hall to day. From Cincinnati. THE FUGITIVE SLAVE CASE?RAILROAD COMPETITION Cincinnati. June 17, 1864. The nine fugitive slaves captured here three days ago were given up to their owners this evening and taken to Kentucky. There was no excitement. Great competition exists between the Cincinnati, Hamilton, and Dayton, 'he Little Miami Railroads The former reduced the fare to Buffalo to day to S4, to eluding state rooms and meals on the Lake steamer*. Tbe fsre has hitherto been 88. Fire at Bast Arlington, Me. Bangor, June 17, 1864. The tannery establishment of Daniel Covell at But Arrington, was] entirely consumed by fire last night. The loss is estimated at from 94,000 to 84,000. N? insurance. Breaks In the Illinois and Michigan Canal. Albajvt, June 17, 1864. Tbe break in tbe Illinois and Michigan Canal, previous ly reported, had been repaired, and boats were to pass on Wednesday last, when a telegraphic despatch received a Chicago reported another broak in the immediate neigh borh< oil of the Brat, and much more disastrous. Movements of Hteamahlps. TIIE KNOX VIM K AT SAVANNAH. Savannah. Jane 10, 1864. The steamship Knoxville arrived here this (Friday) afternoon, from New York, in 68*4 hours, being the shortest passage on rccord. TUK SOrTBBRNER AT CHARLESTON Charleston, June 17, 1864. The mail steamship Southerner, ('apt. F.wan, from New York, arrived here at 8 o'clock this (Saturday) mornrinjc The Nhlp CanilUua Ashore CraMR-ton, June 17. 1864. A -hip. *upp<> cd to be the Pamillus, from New York. for Chariest. ?> <? a?l" re six mile* south ol <>craeok? inlet. Xnvijintloii of the (Halo. PmxBi nxi. June 17?Noon. The n er now measures lour feut three inehes by the pier mark, and is falling The weather is Wear sod wium. ? Houtliein ittatl Fslinrt, BvinRfmi;. Jun>' IT, 11 ?4. I We > *ve ?? ?'? '"'Hi/"' "'ju'Wof ?i'V'>uv;ui| v a