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NATIONAL ' '
wkTmoTsT" intelligence^
v OND ON CORRESPONDENT.
Thk ' London, May 19, 1853.
? A
month, which has hifherto been cold and
i*
mk *aeier ~ , i *
Miles of crass aud meadow land are now
a ItUA u ).l'!lllt 1 f *111
iiiUUlU, wt*?va* ?? -- .
,al, has at length assumed something of the
I ill, UMO ?v ? 1
aiter which poet* give it; the suu at last is
aioiac. Miles of grass and meadow land are now
tarning from a russet blighted hue to a beautiful
and vivid green, almost in the course of a single
Bight; and the field which at sundown looked a
I*<?!??' dusty level, is bristling with the blades of the
springing grain by noon of the next day. Trout
Kto be plentiful at country breakfast aud din
i^bloa", and gnats to swarm about the faces of
those who are taking possession of gardeu chairs
fbr lli ? first time this season. Fired are suffered to
expire in our breakfast parlors, and ladies arc se
curing the furs, which nave been in request from
last November to last Saturday, agaiust the ravages
<*f moths until Novomber comes round again. Citi
wives are asking their city-smoked spouses
abere tltey are to take their midsummer's holiday,
au i hotels aud buaMing-housee all round the coast
piutting up,' replenishing, and providing for
their cipei-te 1 crowds of visiters. The Whitsuntide lio
Ijfd? ?y? hare given some hours of relaxation to tens of
4b >u?4uds of cockneys ; Parliament has adjourned for its
?saul recess ; Mr. Gladsto.vk is revising his long finan*
46jjJ statements in the country; and Mr. D'Israeu pol
iakuji^ and sha pming his satirical oratorical woapons.
SpurUimen are ><iuking up their books for the Derby, and
ad Dkkuy ib counting up his rank and file in both
HuUaes of l'arli untnt, and finding to his dismay that an
ax-lliuidteiis liu'>lo to as many disappointments as Gay's
*4 Jlure with ma> friend*." This is in truth a pleasant
#enson, and furn ies much of mental gratification and
corporcal enjoym *nt; but, like every thing else, it has
it? ^^wbnek*. V.'e have had hosts of weddings, the lte
gistrur <5e:ierul tells us, but we have also had hosts of
iurjn kls, and ?>l<i people and infants are yet being carried"
in unusual n;t..i'>era to their graves. Bronchitis and
croup, fvjilju- a.id consumption, have sent more to their
Barrow horn - ..'tiring the last half year than were ever
known to die. except in the great cholera and influenza
at a-uii-. There are multitudes of parents who cannot
ei.jov tiie Ji'i*' May weather now it has come, for its 4?"
lav lias cosl them the infapts who should have revelled in
it like tie ;'"ug lambs. There are many weddings put
off till the days of family mourning are past. In the
country die farmers are gloomy in many districts. It has
Ik***11 L-ne oi' the worst lambing seasons ever known, and
the young calves have been severely dealt with. The
e?c: have perished by hundreds, and the mortality among
tke*p of every kind has been unusually great. Early
potato*'.- have failed, and almost all spring crops are very
backward. These are heavy drawbacks. People would
like to know a little more; would like to know what the
ceo* ? really is of such weather as we have had in Eug
kand for eight months past; for mere conjectures?and
ve can have nothing but conjectures about a matter
'Viiich nobody thoroughly understands?are very unsatis
factory. It is very pleasant sending one's imagination
Wandering about the universe, ransacking all the causcs
to which'philosophers attribute an atrocious season-*
sea earth, atmosphere, comets, icebergs, central fires,
ami '.vhat not; but neither we nor they can lay down the
law "f the case; we only learn the very homely but use
fat lesson that, until we know more about the matter, it
is m ;n's business to be prepared for such seasons at all
timis, for such preparation will always be prudent, until
ke becomes lord of rain and sunshine. One necessary
Step will be to know what preparation we can make; the
aext to better ourselves and to make it.
About short-grain crops we are told by our journalists
aad politicians of the dominant free-trade school to have
an easy conscience. The trade of the world, say they,
is thrown open nearly as wide as it can be thrown, and
vc gain from it not only the power of supplying our
nel vus from abroad with those things of which we are
gbort at home, but the increased means of purchasing
A&'l of paying rising prices from the extension of our
Muserce in articles of which we have a superabund
ance. The next thing to be attended to in England is
fhe application of practical science to agriculture, and to
make the land more productive by better drainage, cul
tivation, Ac.
Hut let us descend from generalities to particular^.
The backwardness of the reason, the unfavorable condi
tion of the gTound during many months for tillage, the
comparatively small quantity of bread?corn which has
keen sown, and the sickly appearance of the young wheat
in many districts, impart a great interest at this moment
to the trade in corn. Last year at this time the average
' price of wheat was 40s. lid. the quarter; it is now 44s.
7d. or 3s. 8d. higher; bnt the fluctuations last year were
ftwo and a half times greater than they have been during
tkc present one. This fact is of great importance, prov
kig that fluctuations in the price, now that the supplies
are drawn from a very large surface, are more caused by
ftk? variations in our own harvests than by fhose in the
foreign supplies. To April 5th of the present year there
vas imported a quantity of grain of all kinds aud flour
?qui valent'to about 2,035,896 quarters. Last year the
m ^aantity was 1,339,725 quarters. To the 7th May the
?a*ntities for the four months have been,
1853.. 2,574,741
Do do do do 1852.... ' 1,721,646
Excess in the four months of 1843 853,095
or one-half more than 1862. The corn-merchants' cir
Stlars furnish us with much curious information respect*
sag; the various countries from whence England draws her
?applies of wheat. A number of strange names are met
with. Marianople, Ibraila, Balonica, Ohirka, Taganrog,
Bonmelia, Saide, Behira, Bonlianski, Moldavian, and
Wallachian wheats are now sold at Mark-Lane, as well
as the old familiarly known wheats of I>antzie, Konigs
W*, Rostock, Stralsund, Stettin, Odessa, Ac.; while
ftreign flour is distinguished as American, Canadian,
**encb, Tuscan, and BpanUh. Of the 110,825 barrels
and 09,725 sacks of flour imported during the last four
?sooths, all the barrels came from the United States.
IVance sent 34,600 sacks, Tuscany 7,329, Bpain 27,121,
?olland and Belgium 110, and Bremen and Hamburg
J10. Of the 264,495 quarters of wheat imported, 50,287
garters came from Bussia, the rest came from Holland,
Baseia, Hamburg, Mechlenburg, Denmark, France, Italy,
Ike United States, Egypt, Ac. From almost all the coun
tries of Europe, and from vario s parts of Asia, Africa,
aod America, not only London but .all parts of England
receive supplies of wheat and flour.
Similar weather to what has been experienced in Eng
Iwl has prevailed more or less over the greater part of
Barope, and in plaoes not supplied with breadstuff's from
an many quarters as England is there, is a little appre
kension of a scarcity of food. There is an active de
?and for wheat and rye in Holland and Belgium, and we
kear of an advance of price in other countries. England
is becoming a great entrepot for corn, and any of the
aeigb boring nations which may' be temporarily in want
asm* here for a supply. The price of corn here cannot
ks permanently either higher or lower, to any great ex
tsat, than that in other countries. If it be a little high
er, corn flow* in from all quarters; and no sooner is it
?aver here than in other countries than it begins to flow
oat And, besides, the Qreek merchants in London hive
in their hands nearly all th<> corn business of the Eastern
Bfcoditerranean and the Levant, commanding vast stocks
ks the countries bordering thereon, and concentrating
Actr business in England. The amount of business done
la the gratli trade by the Greek houses In England is im
iBcnse, and the Greeks at this time possess more com
?Mrcial enterprise and commercial speculations than the
?Mrchants of any other European country resident in
London ; they are doing also a very rapidly growing busi
aem both in the West with the United States and Canada
?ad with the East in India.
The English farmer has now no occasion to complain
of the repeal of the corn laws, and the English landlord
kaa in great measure cessed to regard that repeal as
? i^juy to hia interests, and to clamor for protection.
There is an increased demand for oattle, and wool, and
timber, and all the other produce of land; so that fum
ing is now, as was lately stated and admitted in the
House of Commons, as flourishing a business as any in
the country. Wool is now 30 per cent, higher than it
was last year; tallow is 25 percent, higher; cattle sell
for one-third more, and sheep for nearly one half more
than they did last year. Potatoes are 80, butter 20, and
cheese more than 20 per cent, dearer than last year.
Wages have risen in proportion. The demand for all
natural produce and mauufactured goods is steadily in
creasing. The prospect of continued peace and uninter
rupted intercourse with nil iiationB is more and more as
sured, and the tardy but arrived-at-laat fine weather
gives a lightuess to the heart and a brightness to the
prospect which makes even crowded, busy, bustling,
noisy London a comfortable and pleasant resideuce to
those whose knowledge of green fields is confined to a
Sunday's walk or a short Whitsuntide excursion.
1 be proceedings in Parliament before the adjournment
for Whitsuntide were not very important. The accusa
tions and recriminations of the ex-udministration and the
existing one, about tampering*, with the Irish members
for their support, have, alter a good deal of angry
discussion, been dropped by mutual but tacit agree
ment; having been based upon nothing better than mere
casual conversation and individual inference. The in
come tax resolutions have been carried on the last di
vision by 120 against GO, not one-third of the members
being present. > Leave has been given to bring in a bill
founded upon these resolutions. The legacy duties bill
has also been introduced, and Mr. D'Israeli reserves his
opposition until its sccond reading. The assessed taxes
resolutions have also been agreed'to, and a bill upon the
subject ordered. A new bill for the further reduction of
election expenses has been printed. Neither music, nor
flags, nor processions are to bo allowed, and special con
stables are to be allowed only 3s. 6d. a day. Col. Sibthobpk
objects to all this restricted legislation, and says that in
future elections will be as dull as funerals.
Mr. Cuamuers has corrected an error in the report of
his speech about nunneries in England, as stated by us
last week. He was made to say that the number of Anglo
Cutliolic Convents was one hundred. He intended to say
that there were twenty-five such institutions, making, in
addition to the seventy-five Roman Catholic Convents, one
hundred in all.
The last returns of the Hank of England show
The circulation to be....,?23,409,845...increase..?347 290
Coin and bullion 18,225,221 ...decrease. 129,'873
Public deposites 4,205,409...increase.. 331 147
Private deposites 12,201,614...decrease . 721,*006
Discounts and advances 13,008,166...increase.. 101,421
There is a continued demand for money. The rate of
advances in Lombard street has increased from three to
four per cent., and in some cases even five per cent, has
been paid for temporary advances. Considerable advances
have been made by the Bank at three per cent, on Gov
ernment securities, and the brokers are giving two &nd a
half per cent, for money on call. The stock market is
tolerably firm, without any symptom of a rise. The mo
ney article in the Times says:
"11 i?*rgned that, until the 2d of June, the Govern
ment will be in a state of suspense as to the amount of I
cal s it may have to meet arising out of the operation
and that the uncertainty will probably affect the opera
tions of the Batik of England; thus, it may happen, tend
ing to restrict the free circulation of money during the in
tervening period. At present the all-important problem
for solution is the question as to the future course of the
money market pending the arrival of the gold produce
ot Australia, and the question is rendered more than ordi
narily interesting owing to the financial operations now
being carried out by the Government. So far the con
version scheme has certainly been impeded by the tight
ness of the money markrt, and operations in all descrip
tions of securities are circumscribed by the prevalent un
certainty. This is a somewhat remarkable state of things
in view of the tact that trade was never so active or re
munerative as now. the revenue so flourishing, or the
general prosperity of the nation so evident."
fhe cotton market at Liverpool is represented as being
firm, and tho produce market generally as without vari
ation.
Hie mortality in London is reducing, but is still very
high. The deaths last week were 1,099, or 72 above the
average of the last ten years.
In the Literary world a dispute is waging between the
Shahspearian commentators. Mr. Sisgkr announces a
publication entitled " The Text of Snukspeare vindicated
Jrotn the Interpolation and Corruption.? advocated by John
Payne Collier, Esq., in hi* Notes and Emendation*," with a
motto from Shakspeabe's Rape of Lucrece, " To blot old
| books and alter their contents." Mr. Sisger also an
: nounces a new edition of his valuable commentary upon
I hhakspeare, with the text of Shakspeare completely re
vised, with notes and various readings, in 10 vols. 8vo.
There is little news from Franc*. The bill re-estab
lishing the punishment of death for political offences has
i been sanctioned by the Council of State, and presented to
j the Legislative Corps. French juries have generally
| shown an aversion to capital punishment, even in crimi
nal cases, and the restoration of the law of blood and ven
I geance for political offences is said to have seriously
startled the public mind. A bill to increase the existing
> penalties in cases of offences agaiust members of the Im
perial family has also been presented to the Legislative
I Corps. The interpretation put upon these proceedings is
that the Government of Louis Napoleon is not so strong
and popular as he wishes people to suppose. Further re
ductions made by the Legislative Corps in the expendi
tures of the nation have increased the estimated surplija
of revenue to 3,467,630 francs. The honors paid to the
King of Belgicm in Germany, and the strong terms in
which the papers of Prussia and Austria record their feel
ings towards that monarch, are said to wound the sensi
tive mind of Louis NaPoleon, who is anxious to get up a
counter demonstration by having royal guests of his own.
He has sent a special invitation to the King of Sardinia,
statiug that nothing would give him greater pleasure than
to see his Piedmontic Majesty in Paris. Victor Emanuel
feels himself to be in a delicate and difficult position,
placed as his dominions arc between France and Austria,
and has declined the invitation so far as he is himself con
cerned, but has accejfled it for bis brother, the Duke d*
Genoa, who is hourly expected at Paris, where apartments
at the Tuilcries have be^n prepared for him.
Spain and Portugal furnish no news. The differences
between the Courts of Vienna and Piedmont are in the
course of arrangement, and late accounts represent them
as being settled. The territorial difference between the
Porte and Greec e has been settled by the ambassadors
of England, France, and Russia, to whom it had been re
ferred. Little ih known, bat much conjectured, respect
ing the negotiations between Turkey and Russia. Prince
Mr.*aciiiKorr most emphatically insists upon the pacific
disposition of his Sovereign. King Leopold and his son,
the Duki of Brabant, arrived at Vienna on the 11th, and
were received by the Emperor of Aumtria and his suite
with great state and regal honors. The semi-official Out
Correspondent of Vienna says :
who1 for mori7rr'Vhjr I* fe,t ^thC monarch
who, Tor more tl.?n twenty years, has so wisely and riclit
<> s y reigns I (,ver a land which was entrusted to him by
providence under circumstances of unusual difficult/
J'1'J.'j1' . 5P*culative combinations, the meeting of
I J?"* he*ds '? * satisfactory event, as, by lead,ng to
i* ti y Personal relations, it affords a further guaranty
I Xarth?vTle7?nCC n f,C4Ce- thnt mo94 valuable
mhw* hi,loryim
ing country wlr 1, ~ empire, is a rich and thriv
cere wi?he s *o7 \ustr | f,C.!'"J?""'' ,h*.
ment The v-it , r ? Pro"P?ty *"d free develop
i?t tlie ??m, . Ku""?J*1- ?"
proves that ?l,e value or a mo^fT
n?*in? ariik n?... ? . n M fn?r"B} nnd intimate con
nexion with Germany fully appreciated in Belgium."
There is much in these sentences which cannot be
agreeable to Louis Napoleon ,.,wi i? k i .
, .. , '"t ?nd he has shown li t
fee ing upon the subject. Th# 1Wgi%n ^
diately to be Increased to one hundred thousanj men, the
Chancer of Representatives having so determined by a
vote of 7- to 21. A patriotic declaration of M Dt m,r
tie., which was loudly cheere I, tended to this rosult
That gentleman observed: ? If the people of Belgium e?.'
, J* p *h<k?p,n,0n' lh"t th* Belgian army could not
ree.st a l-rench one, th-y had better .ffi, ?0,j0M on tb
' front,ere announcing ' Helium to he sold or let " " The
war budget was then considered. The amount demanded
by the General Government u thirty-two million* of franca.
There is no newB whatever from the north of Europe.
The overland mail brings news of more fighting in Bce
MAH not, however, with the National Government of that
country, but with a robber-chief. There have been slight
disturbances on the Puiyaub frontier. The advicea re
specting the progress of the rebellion in China are highly
interesting and important. There is no doubt that the
Chinese Government has applied to the British authori
ties for assistance. One thing appeurs to be certain: the
Emperor of China has no means of his own with which to
' arrest the progress of the insurgents, who will, no doubt,
after capturing Nankin, advanoe directly upon 1'ek.in,
the conquering of which city would be the downfall of the
1 present dynusty, aud mostprobubly a complete revolution
| in Chinese policy, and in the relations of that vast coun
, try with the trading and commercial world. It is impos
sible to foresee the changes which suoh an event would
occasion. It would be like the opening of a new continent
to civilization, commerce, and sooial intercourse. Atpre
sent the state of Chinese affairs is causing a great deal of
speculation aud uncertainty in the tea market, and will
soon be felt at every tea table throughout the world.
A great meeting was held in London yesterday on the
subject of establishing a school or college upon a large
scale for the instruction of person^ connected with Me
chanical, mercantile, aud maritime pursuits. In the course
of the proceedings the Earl of IIabbowdy, the chair
man, said:
"Sir Thomas Greslianfchad recognised the deficiency
under which the citizens of London labored in this re
spect, and had provided nobly for its remedy. The en
dowment of Gresham College, if it had been carefully
watched over by persons animated with the spirit of its
founder, might at the present day havobo?n a mighty en
gine for the cultivation of that olass to which England
owes its position amongst the nations, and upon which
the country will become more and more dependant.
Gresham College, however, having suffered losses in times
past by the incapacity of its managers, is now, although
still in possession of great resources, utterly lost to the
citizens of London. It fulfils a few of the obligations of
its charter in a manner ludicrously literal, while the wholo
spirit of the institution has evaporated. The magnificent
foundation of Si* Thomas Gresham is frittered away in
the payment of some half-dozen professors, who deliver a
set of lectures in English and Latin to a few persons
drawn together more by curiosity than by any other mo
tive, and who are as a class totally distinct from the class
which the founder intended to benefit. The necessity of
the application of fupds of this nature, and of still greater
raised either by subscription or from other sources, to the
education of the mercantile and maritime community, is
becoming daily more apparent. The Earl of Harrowby
stated that ho had the most perfect assurance of the foci
that an agent at Liverpool, having his choice of an Ameri
can and a British Bhip, would not think that he was doing
his duty to his employer if he did not select the American
ship as being safer and better found. Whatever qualifi
cation may be deemed necessary to this statement, it is
still too well known that there is much foundation for it.
We are subject in the present time to a competition which
is day by day increasing in importance. America is the
country which enters into this competition with the great
est energy and skill. There is no doubt that all branches
of the American navy have the benefit of an education far
superior to that which can be obtained by the correspond
ing class in Great Britain. In reference to this it may be
remarked that papers bave been supplied by the Ameri
can Government to the masters of great numbers of mer
chant vessels, containing a system of directions with re
spect to observations to be made during their respective
voyages. Aided by these and the logs ?f the vessels,
Lieutenant Maury lias been enabled to obtain such a know
ledge of the currents of the ocean and the. trade winds as
to reduce the length of certain voyages by almost one
third. A discovery of this nature has the effect of giving
the Americans something very like a monopoly of a par
ticular trade for a certain time. It is not too much to
assert that the logs ef the greater ntfmber of English mer
chant vessels would have been utterly useless in investi
gations of this nature. The general education of masters
of English vessels is, no doubt, lamentably defective. The
feeling of the meeting yesterday was unanimous as to the
necessity of providing by a sufficient education for the
romedy of erils of this kind. On our mercantile and ma
ritime eminence depends our position amongftt the great
Powers of the world. We have up to the present time
been in the possession of so many natural advantages
that the race of competition has been for us comparatively
fun). One by oat these advantages may be counterba
lanced. We are menaced in our manufactures, in our
trade, and in our maritime supremacy ?An ? means of
rising superior to thes? dougciK, none can be more effi
cient than a sound practical education to the mercantile
and maritime classes of the community ; and if the mcet
ing yesterday is able to render such an education more
practicable, it will merit the gratitude not of the city of
London merely, but of the nation at large."
BALTIMORE LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY.
No. 15 South Street.
JOIIN I. DONALDSON, Prksipeitt.
THIS COMPANY propose* to insure lives for one or
more years, or for life, at the reducrb rates specified in
the following table, being as low as safety to the assured and
to the Company wouid justify; with these rates the assured
enjoys the benefit of an immediate in lieu of a protective and
uncertain Oumis. He ri$kt neither hit policy nor tX? premium
that he ha? paid.
Insurance on Lives on every Hundred Dollars.
Age. One jear. Seven years. For life.
20 87 ?4 1.65
26 97 1.07 1.90
36 1.25 1.37 2.53
45 1.(15 1.78 3.47
60 3.4# f. 4.34 6.68
Intermediate ages at proportionate rates, and thes* premi
ums may be made payable annually, semi-annually, or quar
terly, at the option of the assured.
Buy* and sells Annuities.
Sells Endowments for children.
Makes Contracts in which life or the interest of inoncy Is in
volved. RICHARD B. DORSEY, Secretary.
CHARLES W. PAIRO, Agent for the Baltimore Life In
surance Company, would call public attention to the reduced
rate* of premium now charged. All Premiums or Policies in
the District to be paid at his office, corner of F and 16th streets,
where applications for new policies can be made.
mar *?tf
LIPE INSURANCE.
The Glrard Life Insurance, Annuity, and Trust Com
pany of Philadelphia.
OFFICE No. 132, CHESTNUT STREET,
(The first door east of the Custom-house.)
CAPITAL, (paid up,) $300,000.
CHARTER PERPETUAL.
CONTINUE to make Insurances on Lives on the most fa
vorable terms. ,
Thsy act oa Executors, Trustees, and Guardians under last
wilU, and as Receivers and Assignees.
The capital being paid np and invested, together with a
large and constantly increasing reserved fund, offers a perfect
security to the insured.
The premiums may be paid yearly, half yearly, ot quarterly.
The Company a<H a uonu.? periodically to the insurances
for life. The first bonus, appropriated in December, 1841, and
the second bonus ii December, 1849, amount to an addition
oJ 1202.50 to every $1,000 insured under the oldest policies,
making $1,282.50, which will bo paid when it shall bocom'- a
claim, iosti' id of $1,000 originally injured; the next oldest
amount to $1,237.60; the next in age to $1,212.50 for every
$1,000; the others in the same proportion according to the
amount and time of sUnding;' which additionl make sn aver
age of mor* than 00 per cent, upon the premiums paid, with
out incroasing the annual premium.
Tho following are a few examples from the register:
Policy,
No. 51.
No. ##.
No. 278.
No. 333.
Sum in
sured.
Bonus or Am't of policy and
addition. bonus to be in
creased by fti
! ture additions.
$1,000 $282 50 $1,282 60
2,500 858 25 , 3,156 25
2.000 475 00 2,475 00
6,000 1,187 50 0,187 60
Ac. Ac. | Ao. | Ac. Ac.
Pamphlets containing tables of rates and explanations,
forms of application, and further information can be had at
the office. T110S. RIDUWAY, President.
Joh.i F. James, Actuary. ?
J NO. D. MePnKRSON, Agent,
feb 16?tf F street, between 9th and 10th streets.
VIRGINIA CKNTMAL K\II.KOAI>.
SUMMER ARRANUKMKNT FOR TilK VIRGINIA
Si'lllNOS.
r I 'MI IS ro?d is open to t.ho bine of the Uluc Ri.l^e, and, the
X. rails now being laid between Wayne*bor*igh nnd fctaun
ton, the cars will t?e running on that section this season.
This route to the Spring* will present greater attractions
Ibis reason than formerly. The railroad Is progressing west
ward. The rates of (are will be as low from all the citWs of
Virginia as by any tlli*r, and thr stage line i.ow under the
mnss^ntsint of J. L. Helcbtll, K^., so well known to the
public, promises H?e bos* accommodations.
In addition to tbe above, through tiokets will he given from
New York and Philadelphia to nil the .Springs by thesUam*
er* running betweon tho?<! places and Richmond.
A more detailed schedule of charges and time of running
will be given hereafter. E. H. OII.L,
June 4?2m Superintendent.
SCHOOL of every description, for sale ij R.
FARNHAM P ns ??tii??, anrnsr of I IQi street
OFFICIAL.
Difart?knt or Statb,
' Washington, Mat 26, 186#.
Official information has been received at thia Depart
ment that the British authorities at the Falkland Islands
having oomplained to their Government that the wild cat
tle on those islands are frequently hilled, and that other
depredations are committed there by persons landing from
vessels under the flag of the United States, it is the in
tention of the British Government to seud a force thither
competent to prevent a repetition of such aots, Couse
qnently, masters of vessels and other citixens of the United
States resorting to that quarter are warned that, if they
commit spoliations in the Falkland islands, they will inour
the penalties which may be presoribed therefor.
NBTtOFQUTA H IAKjIOAU*
BY authority of an aot of the Legislature of the State of
Maryland, passed at the January suasion of 1853, enti
tled " An aot to incorporate the Metropolitan Railroad Com
pany," and in conformity to the provisions thereof, notice is.
hereby given by the undersigned Commissioners that books
for receiving subscriptions to the capital stock of the said Me
tropolitan Kuilroad Company will be opened on Monday, the
tith day of Juno next, and be kept open front the said Oth du.r
of .June to the l#th day of June, inclusive, from the hour of 10
o'ctock A.M. to the hour of 2 o'clock P.M. on said days, at the
places and uuder the dircotion of the persons following, viz :
At the Bank of Washington, the Patriotic Hank, the Bank
of the Metropolis, and the Banking House of Messrs. Corco
ran A Riggs, in theoity of Washington, in the District of Co
lumbia, under the direction of the Commissioners residing in
said city and the several cashiers of said banks.
At the Farmers' and Moohanics' Bank of Georgetown and
the Bank of Commerce, in the city of Georgetown, in the
District of Columbia, under the direction of the Commissioners
residing in said city of Georgetown and the cashiers of said
several banks. 1
In the town of Kockville, Montgomery county, Maryland,
at the store of Samuel C. Viers, under the direction of the
Commissioners residing in Raid oounty and the said Samuel
C. Viers.
In the city of Frederick, Ffedorick county, Maryland, at
the Farmers'and Mechanics' Bank of Frederick county, the
Frederick County Bank, and the Branoh Bank of the Farmers'
Bank of Maryland, under the direction of the Commissioners
residing in Frederick oounty and the several cashiers of Baid
banks.
In the town of BoonsbOro', Washington county, Maryland,
at tho store of Messrs. Davis A Burkhart, under tho direction
of Mr. Ellas Davis, one of the Commissioners, and Mr.
Burklfart, of said town.
In the town of Hagerstown, Washington county, Maryland,
at tho Hagerstown Bank and at the Washington county Sa
vings Institution, under the direction of the Commissioners
residing in said town, the cashier of tho Hagerstown Bank,
and the secretary of said Savings Institution.
JOHN W. MAURY,
WM. W. CORCORAN,
WM. W. SEATON,
DAVID ENGLISH,
FRANCIS DODGE,
FERDINAND W. RISQUE,
Of the District of Columbia.
CHARLES K. TRAIL,
JACOB M. KUNKEL,
MEREDITH DAVIS,
Of Frederick county.
ROBERT T. DADE,
WM. LINGAN GAITHER,
FRANCIS R. CLOPPER,
Of Montgomery oounty.
DANIEL WEISEL,
JAMES WASON,
ELIAS DAVIS,
may 21?eotlflJu . Of Washington county.
The National Intelligencer, the Union, and the Republic,
Washington ; tho Advocate, Georgetown, D.C.; and the Bal
timore Sun, Baltimore, will please insert the above adver
tisement three times a week till the 16th of June. The Jour
nal, Rockville, Montgomery county; the Herald, Citi/.i.*n,.and
the Examiner, Frederick ; the Catoctin Whig, Middletown ;
tho Odd Fellow, Boonsboro'; and the Herald and Torchlight,
the Hagerstown Mail, the News, and the People's Own, Ha
gerstown, will respectively insert the samo once a week until
the 16tn of June.
No. 487.
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
TN PURSUANCE OF LAW, I, MILLARD FILLMORE,
1 President of the United States of America, do hereby de
clare and mako known that public sales will he held at the
undermentioned Land Offices in the State of WISCONSIN,
at the periods hereinafter designated, to wit: At the Land
Office at WILLOW RIVER, commencing on Monday, the 2d
day of May next, for the disposal of the public lands situated
within the undermentioned townships and fractional town
ships, viz:
North, of the bate line and tcett of the fourth principal meridian.
Township forty-nine and fractional township fifty, on cer
tain islands, and the main shore of Lake Superior, of range
three.
Fractional township fifty, on the main shoro of Lake Supe
rior, of range four.
Township forty-nine, and fractional townships fifty and fif
ty-one, on the main shore of Lake Superior, of ran^e seven.
Township forty-nine and fractional township fifty, on the
shore of Lake Superior, of range eight.
Fractional townships forty-nine and fifty, on the shore of
Lake Superior, of range nine.
Townships twenty-nine, thirty, thirty-one, snd thirtyv-two;
townships forty-seven and forty-eight, and fractional town
ship forty-nine, on the shore of Lake Superior, of range ten.
Townships twenty-eight, twenty-nine, thirty, thirty-one,
and thirty-two, and fractional township forty-nine, on the
shore of Lake Superior, of range eleven.
Townshipsj^hirty, thirty-one, thirty-tWo, thirty-throe, and
thirty-four, and fractional township forty-nine, on Lake Su- '
perior, of range twelve.
Townships thirty, thirty-one, thirty-two, thirty-three, and
thirty-four, of range thirteen.
Townships thirty-one, thirty-two, thirty-three, and thirty
four,"of range fourteen.
Townships tliirty-one, thirty-two, thirty-three, and thirty
four, of range fifteen.
At the Land Office at LA CROSSE, commencing on Mon
day, the lflth day of May next, for the disposal of the public
lauds within the following named townships, to wit:
North of the bate line and went of the fourth principal meridian.
Townhips seventeen, eighteen, and nineteen, of range ono
Townships twenty-one and twenty-two, of range six.
To#nsbips twenty-one and twenty two,of range seven.
Townships twenty-one, twenty-two,twenty-three, and twen
ty-four, of range eight.
Townships twenty one, twenty two, twenty-three, and twen
ty-four, of range nine.
Townships twenty-one, twonty-two, twenty-three, twenty
four, and twenty-five, of range ten.
Townships twenty-four and twenty-five, of range eleven.
At the Land Office at STEVENS' POINT, commencing on
Monday, the ninth day of May next, for the disposal of the
publio lands situated within the limits of the undermentioned
townships, to wit:
North of the base line and east of the fourth principal meridian.
Township twenty-five, of range four.
Townships twenty-five, twenty-seven, twenty-eight, twenty
nine, thirty, thirty-one, and thirty-two, of range five.
Township twenty-five, of range six.
Sections eighteen, nineteen, thirty, and thirty-one, in town
ship twenty-five, of range seven.'
Townships twenty-five and twenty-six, of range ten.
Township twenty-five, of range eleven.
At the Land Offico at MENASHA, commencing on Monday,
the twenty-third day of May next, for the disposal of the pub
lic lands within the following namod townships, vii:
North of the bate line and tcett of the fourth principal meridian.
Townships twenty-one and twenty-three, of range thir
teen.
Ilands appropriated by law for the use of schools, military,
and other purposes, together with ''those swamp and over
flowed lands made unfit thereby for cultivation," if any, which
shall be selected by the Slate authorities before the days ap
pointed tuT the commencement of the publio sales, respec
tively?under the act entitled "An act to enable the State of
Arkansas nnd other States to reclaim the 'swamp lends'
within their limits," approved September 28th, 1850, mill t>?
excluded from the, ?nU. *
The offering of tho above mentioned lands will be com
menced, on the days appointed, and will proceed in the order in
which they are advertised, with all convenient despatch, until
the whole shall have been offered, and the sales thus elosed;
but no sale shall be kept open longer than two weeks, and no
private entry of the lands will be admitted until after the
expiration of the two weeks.
Given under my hand at the city of Washington this first
I day of February, Anno Domini one thousand right hundred
I and fifty-three. MILLARD FILLMORE.
By the President:
Jon* WlMIOK,
Commissioner of the General Land Offico.
NOTICE TO PRE EMPTION CLAIMANTS.
Every person entitled to the right of pre-emption to any of J
the lands within tho townships and fractional townships above
enumerated, is required to ostablifthe same to the satisfac
tion of the Register and Receiver of the proper land office, and
make payment therefor as ??oa ft* practirnhU after leeintj lkit
notice, nnd before the day appointed for the commencement
of the public sale of th? lands embracing the tract claimed, .
otherwise such claim will be forfeited.
JOHN WILSON,
fob 5?wl3w Commissioner of the General Land Office.
No. 489.
POSTPOKEMENT OF THE PIJIIMC LAND
BALK* I V WI*C<?NMIN.
NOTICE is hereby given that the public sales of lands or
dered by the proclamation of tho President of the Uni- |
ed States, dated the 1st day of February, 185$, to be held at
he following named Land Offices ^in the State of Wiscon.'in,M '
to wit, at the Lend Offices at Willow River, La Cro-.?e, Ste ;
vens's Point, nnd Menasha, to eommeuee on the 2d, 18th.
9th, and 23d of May next, are declared to be postponed until
the 4th, 11th, 10th, and 25th of July next, respectively.
given under my hand, at the eity of Washington, this 14th
day of April, anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and
fifty-three.
By the President: ? FRANKLIN PIERCE.
Jon* Wii.so*, Commissioner of (he Oencral Land Offloe.
ap20?w!3w
I
BT THE FRKaiDEi^OF^TtfJ UNITED STATES.
N Purwiaucc of Law, I, tRAHllLIN PIKUtK.Pro*^
I dent df the United States of America, do hereby declare
and make known that public sales wiil b?> beld at the unlw
inentionett land office* in the Stote of ji*ICHIQAN, at the
'-ulhrrr ! ?* ??
ships and fractional township*, situated east of Choool to
river, vi*:
Worth of the base Uric, and west of the principal meridian.
TownahiDS forty-four and forty-five, of rangefour; town
-?
^Townships forty six, forty-seven, forty-eight, and forty-nine,
and fractional township fifty, of range eight.
Townships forty-si*, forty-seven, and forty-eight, and Trac
tlonal township* forty-nine and fifty, of range nine.
: -ssshsrs? 5S6 wsssr.
and forty-eight, and fractional township forty-nine, ot range
^Townships forty-six, forty-seven, and forty-eight, of range
^Fractional township forty-two, township forty-three, and
fractional townships forty-eight and fotty-mue, of rang
! "'^Fractional township forty-eight of range ?"?*???
Section eighteen, in township forty-sevon, on J ran is
in section twelve, lot two in twenty-one, 1. U two,
[hrU) S3?Kp*?*Island," (except
j sections fourteen, fifteen, and sixteen,) of range
Townships forty-throe, forty-four, forty^flvS, and forty s *,
and fractional townships forty-seven and forty-eight, of range
twenty one. PLACE, commencing on Monday, the fifth
r?r ll. dfcpoMl.r th? pubUo l.nd,
within the limits of thd following-named townships and frac
Tional townrps, lying west of the Chocolate river, v..:
North of the base Urn, and west of the principal meridian.
SSBWSS ?rty^tu?onS sections two
fexcentlot four,) three, (except lot five;) section four; the
iast half of five; and lot one, in section eleven, in township
ZLeiJht; and the westhalf of section thirty-two, and frac
tional section thirty-three, on the main land, in township forty
"' To wn shi'ps'forty-one, forty-two, forty-three, forty-four, forty
five, and fifty, of range twenty-seven.
Townships forty-one, forty-two, forty-three, forty-lour, far y
five and fifty; sections two,three, and four, in township fi >
eight; and fractional township fifty-nine, (except sccUons
thirty and thirty-one, (except the west part of lot three,) in
township fifty-nine, of range twenty-nine.
Sections one, two, three, four, five, (exoept the north fra
tion on the cast cape of Eagle harbor,) and six in
wutiapM of " (i rail J Mania Harbor,") thin, taMtortjJlWt
and thirty-six, (except the two small fractions ?* *8 caP?g ?
"North and South Boys,") in township fifty nine, ot range
tl> Sections seventeen, eighteen, and nineteen, on the main land,
1 in township fifty-three, of range thirty-two. townshlDg
Fractional townships forty-one and iorty-two town.h ps
forty-three, forty-four, and forty-five; sections one
and eight to twelve, in township fifty ; B0Cll^ t| ' / four.
thirty-six, in township fifty-one; .and sec^?s thu {?r
toon, twenty-three, twenty-four, (except the eastpar* oi it
two,) twenty-live, and twenty-six, in toicnsh.p fijty-th.ee o
ranj*o thirty three. .
Township forty-four, of range thirty-four.
Ships forty-four, forty-five, forty-six, forty-seven, forty eij, ,
and forty-uine, of range thirty-seven.
At the SAME PLACE, commencing on Monday, the nine
ships west of Chocolate river, to wit:
North of the baseline, and west of the principal meridian.
Fractional township forty-three and townships ^ty-foar
forty-five, forty-six, forty-seven, forty-eight, and forty-nme,
"iSStaSKS*. forty-thre. and W,-f.?r, .~1 ,
.hips forty-five, forty-six, forty-seven, forty-eight, and forty
"fractional township forty-four, and townships forty-five,
forty-six, forty-seven, and forty-eight, of range for^ y.
Townships forty-six, forty-seven, and forty-eight, of ra g
^Fractional townships, forty four, forty-five, forty-six, and
forty-seven, and the sections and part* of sections not "ereto ,
fore offered at public sale in townships forty nine and fifty, ot
raT^wn?shipaWforty-rix and forty-seven, and the sections and
parts of sections not heretofore offered at public sale in
townships forty-eight and forty-nine, of range forty-three.
Fractional township forty-five, townships forty-six ana
forty-seven, and the sections and pans of sections not hereto
fore' offered in township* forty-eight and forty-nine, of range
f "F>ac?t?onal township forty-five, townships forty-six and
forty-seven, and the sections and part* of sections not hereto
fore offered at public sale in townships forty-eight, forty-nine,
nnd fifty, of range forty-five. ^ .
Fractional townships forty-five and forty-six, townships
forty-seven and forty-ei^ht, and the sections and parts of
sections not heretofore offered at public sale in fractional
townships forty-nine and fifty, of range forty-six.
The sections and parts of sections not heretofore offered at
public sale in townships forty-six, forty-seven, forty-eight, and .
forty-nine, of range forty-seven.
The sections and ports of sections not heretofore offered
at public salo in fractional township forty -nine, of range Torty
^l'hc west half of section one, sections two, ten, (except lot
one,) eleven, west half of twelve, west half of thirteen, four
teen, und the north-half of fiftocn, in fractional township forty
eight, of range forty-nine.
North of the base line, and east of the principal meridian.
Sections seven, eight, nine, fifteen, seventeen, and eighteen,
on the main land, in township forty-seven, of range one.
Fractional township forty-one, (oxceptloU two and three, in
section ten, lot* one and two in section twelve, and fractional
section fifteen,) of range four.
Fractional township forty-one, of range five.
At the Land Office at GENNESSEE, commencing on Mon
day, the twenty-second day of Aw,just next, for the disposal or
the public lands situated within the following named town
ships, vis: _ ^ Mt__
North of the base line, and east of the principal merulian.
Township thirty-three, of range two.
Township thirty-three, of range three.
Lands appropriated by law for th ' use of school*, military,
and other purposes, together with "those swamp and over
flowed land.* made unfit thereby for cultivation, il any. grant
ed to the State by the.act entitled " An act loenable the State
' of Arkansas and other States to reclaim the' swamp lands with
in their limits," approved September 28th, I860, will
eluded from tH* soUs.
Particular lids of tho sections and part# of^octionsnot here
tofore offered otpnblio sal., in tho particular
mentioned will be deposited with the H*R..ur and
nt the Saut Ste. Mark before the day of sale. The offering
of tho lands will be commcnced on tho days appointed, and
will proceed in the order in which they are advertised wUh all
convenient dispatch, until the whole shall have been offered,
and the sales thus closed ; but no sale shall be kept open longer
.Inn two week*, and no private entry or lociatl?? by l.nd
warrants for bounties heretofore granted by any law of Con
gress for military services rendered to the United States of
nny of the lands will be admitted until after the expiration of
the t wo weeks. _ ... ...
Given under my hand at the city of Washington this eigh
teenth day of May, anno Domini one thousand eight hundred
ind fifty three. . FRANKLIN PIERCE.
Hy the President:
Jons WlLSOS,
Commissioner of the Ocneral Land Office.
NOTICE TO PRE-EMPTION CLAIMANTS.
Kvcry person entitled to the right of pre-emption to any of
the lands within the townships and parts of townships above
enumerated is required .to establish the same to the satisfac
tion of the Register and Receiver of the proper land office, a nil
make payment therefor ?? ??<?i as jiraelnoble ojtrr *<r\ng l us
notice, and before the day appointed for the commencement oi
tho public sale of the bind embracing the tract claimed ;other
wise such claim will bo forfeited. JOHN WILSON
Commissioner of the General Land Office,
may 20?lawlllw
FIVATE HANM.HS.? Just published, one volum
octavo, pp.'200, with seventy-three engravings of recent
The Merchant*' and Rankers' Almanac, for
jn(r; I. List of all the Ranks in each SUte, city, and town
names of president, cashier, Ae. rt/ ljut 0I Banks
In .11 tb. ^ ??k,?
* . v i"''kT'V'WrU lV V. Co,....rri.l nnd
tlaWKSS. VL M?-Unn?..
xr ,,,^d Ms
JbU;'lV'*. i>r"b,rCinolnn.li; Pbilllp>, 8.t.,p.on
* ??"?"' '?V'iS^HollTNR, Nn. ,0
. . ' Office Bankers' Magaaine.'
, June 1 ? eo3t ?
SCHThTlTiMHIK*, in great variety,for .ale by TAYLOR
A MAURY, Piou/lmli avenue, near Ninth street.
BY THE p2*SIdJt o/flj UNITE1) 0TATE8
IN rariuuot of few, I, FRANKLIN PIKRPK u~ tl .
of the United .SUitoa, do hereby declJl r^Lv. V '
that public sale* of the Hciiou. and parU of ..,^" J?""
(K<M"1U<5 oti(* '"""ben, which remain to the United States'
within .ix miles on each .ido of fie line of the Mobile
hio River railroad, in the State* of* Alabama and Mi?*ia*in. r
subject to double the minimum price of the public lands
fifV!? ??' *ct of 20t*1 y?P'e?uber, 1860, will be held at
the following land offioes, in the State* of Alabama and Mia
awaippi, at the period* hereinafter designated, to wit:
At the land office at ST. STEPHENS, in AUtwum oou>
T &f?nd*y' day of September next, for the
dispoe?! of suelt section* and part* of suction*, being the odd
??*' """"
Norih of ths base tin* aud wett of the principal meridian.
Townships oue.and two, of range one.
ToirnMhiP'' ?DV' J10"' *ad/our> two.
?ne,'W0' Of range three.
^ Township, oae, <W0| three, fbar^rc, tix, and J?,t> of range
Townships three, four, lire, six, and ofra'ge fire.
South of ths base line and west of the principal merulian.
Townships one, two, three, f.^r, and fie, of nTnge one.
lownships one, two, three, four, hudfioe, of range two.
Townships one, two, and three, of range three.
Township one, of range four.
?*;{'*; ba*e a"d eJut ?f <ht Principal meridian.
lownship three and Jour, of range one.
At the land office at DEMOPOLIS, in the s?me State, com
mencing on Monday, the twelfth day of September next, for
the disposal of such sections and parts of sections beln* the
odd number, above referred to, as are situated in the under,
mentioned townships, to wit:
Worth of the bate line and went of the principal meridian.
Township* eighteen, nineteen, and twenty, of range four.
At the land office at TUSCALOOSA, in the same State
commencing on Monday, the fifth day of September next, for
the disposal of such sections aud parts of sections, being the
odd number, above referred to, as aro situated in the under
mentioned townships, to wit:
A ufth of the bate line, and went of the principal meridian in the
Southern surveying district.
Township twenty-one, of range four.
At the land office at COLUMBUS, in Mississippi, commenc
ing on Monday, the nineteenth day of September next, for the
disposal of suoh sections and parts of sections, being tte odd
number, above referred to, as are situated in the undermen
tioned townships, to wit:
North of the bate line and eatt of the Choctaw meridian.
Townships tight, tixteen, seventeen, eit/hteen, nineteen, and
twenty, of range fifteen.
Townships eight, nine, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, six
teen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, and twenty, of ranee
sixteen. 6
Town?hip? eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen,
fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, and nineteen, of ranire se
venteen. ? 6
Townships eight, nine, ten, oleven, twelve, thirteen,fourteen,
fifteen, and sixteen, of range eighteen.
Townships eight, nine, ten, eleven, and twelve, of ranee
nineteen. ?
At the land office at AUGUSTA, in the same State, com
mencing on Monday, the twenty-sixth day of September next,
for the disposal of such sections and parts *f sections, being
the odd numbers above referred to, as are situated in the un
dermentioned townships, to wit:
North of the bate line and east of the Choctaw meridian. '
Township four, of range thirteen.
Townships one, ttco, three, four, five, and six, of ranire
fourteen.
Townships one, two, tliree, four, five, six, and seven, of range
fifteen. ?
Townships one, two, three, four, five, six, and seven, of range
sixteen.
Townships one, five, tlx, and seven, of range seventeen.
Township seven of range eighteen.
North of the bate line, west of the meridian, and east of Psarl
river.
Townships three, four, five, six, seven, and eight, of range
five.
Townships five, six, soven, eight, nine, and ten, of range six.
Townships seven, eight, nine, and ten, of range seven.
Townships eight, niue, and ten, of range eight.
The townships herein designated in Roman letters are whol- .
ly within the limit* of " six sections in width on each side of
said road," and those in italics are partly within said limits, ka
designated on the diagrams, which will be furnished to the
respective district land offices by the Commissioner of the
General Land Office. .
Lands reserved for schools, military, and other purposes
will be excluded from sale, *
The lands will be sold subject to the right of way granted by
the said act of 20th September, 18*0, to the States aforesaid,
for said railroad, not exceeding one hundred feet on each side
thereof; and therefore tho particular tracts of land which in
clude the road will be sold as containing the quantities re
spectively shown by the official plats;
Each sale will be kept Qpen for a time sufficient to admit of
offering all tho lands, but not exceeding two weeks, and appli
cations to make private entries of the lands ofTered undor this
proclamation will not be received until after the close of the
publio ?ale.
Given under my hand, at the city of Washington, the
twenty third day of May, A. D. 1863.
? L ? " FRANKLIN TIERCE.
By the President i
JOH.T WlLSOJT,
Commissioner of the General Land Office.
Notice to actual settlers on lands of the United States
originally withdrawn from market on account of the rail
road grant.
Under the act of Congress, approved 3d March, 1853, enti
tled " An act to extend pre-emption rights to certain loads
therein mentioned," th%pre-emption laws of the United States
a* they now exist are extended over the alternate reserved
sections of publio lands along the line of the railroad
hereinbefore mentioned, where the settlement and improve
ment were made prior to the final allotment of the alternate
sections of the said railroad. Therefore, all claims by pre
emption to any of the alternate sections of public lands within
the limits originally reserved will attach, if predicated upon
settlements made prior to the 4th February, 1853, the date of
the final allotment.
Claims within the six miles limits must be proven upataiy
time before the day herein fixed for the commencement of the
public sale, and are to be paid for at the rate of two dollars
and fifty cents per acre. Claims outside of the six miles, and
within fhe limits of the original reservation, must be proven
up prior to tho restoration of said land* to private entry.
Soldiers' bounty land warrants, at a dollar and twonty-five
cents per acre, may be received in payment for either class of
lands; ono warrant only, however, can be loeated by each
pre-emptor.
Immediately after the close of the public sale directed by
the foregoing proclamation of the President, applications will
be received for the purchase at private entry, or location by
warrants, of the lands reserved to satisfy this grant, outside
of the six miles limits, in such order as to prevent oonfusion
and insure accuracy, in accordance with instructions to be
issued to tho registers and receivers.
JOHN WILSON,
Commissioner of the General. Land Office.
tn*y 26?w!3w
MAKHLK FOR HXTEKHION (JNITKD STATES
CAPITOL.
TO OWNERS OF MARBLE QUARRIES.
Capitol Extbhsiow Orricx,
WAHHiseTOH, D. C., May 4, 1853.
IN order to collect information in regard to Aacricnn orna
mental marbles, suitable for the interior decoration of
the extension of the United States Capitol at Washington, all
persons owning reins or quarries of marble within the United
States, which are worked or capable of being worked, are in
vited to send specimens to this office.
The specimens should be in blocks of cubical form six inches
square on each face.
Ths Following information should accompany each speci
men : exact locality, State, county, and town, nearest post
office, name of owner, priee per cubic foot at the quarry, coat
of delivery at the nearest steamboat or railway stopping place,
site of blocks that can be obtained, with some general descrip
tion of the quarry, noting the direotion, thickness, and .lip of
the beds or veins into which the rock is dirided. The speci
mens should not vary much from the distentions above given j
they sh uld be bozeu up, and a copy of ths paper giving the
information required should bo enclosed in the box and another
sent by mail. The box to be distinctly marked with the name
of the sender, as well as directed to this office.
The specimens should be s&nt by the ordinary ehannels of
commercial transportation, and reasonable freight will be paid
upon their delivery %t this office.
Editors ol country papers generally which circulate where
marble is krtown or suspected to exist may confer benefits
upon their district# by giving this advertisement an editorial
notice.
Papers receiving a copy of this advertisement from this
office arc requested to insert it in the weekly for three months,
and send a copy of their paper, with their Idlls, to this office.
M. C. MKJGS,
Captain of Engineers in charge of Extension U. S. Capitol.
may 18?law.linwp ,
ACiENCV AT WA?HINf;TO?f.
rpo CLAIM ANT**?FRANCIS A. I)fCK IN* continues
JL to undertake the agency of claims before Congress and
other brandies of tlio Government, including oorainisstioners
under treaties, and the various public offices. He will attend
to pre-emption and other land claims, the procuring of patents
lor the public lands, and the confirmation by Congross of.
grant.- and claims to lauds; i-faims for property lost in or?tak m
lor the sarviee of the United States; property destroyed by
i,he Indians, or while in the possession of the ITnitod St/tes;
invalid, revolutionary, gnvy, widows', and half-pav pensions;
daniis for Revolutionary Mrviees, whether for commutation,
half-pay, or bounty lands, as well those it'fninst the State of
Virginia n.? the (fpitod States; all claims growing mAof enn
>rncts with the Government, for damage* sustained. |n conse
quence of the action or Conduct of the Govern tW/flt) and, in
l-ed, any business befors Congress or the Public Offices which
may require the aid of s'vagout oi attorney, '.flu charges will
Ik- moderate, ai d depending upon the amount ?>f (be claim and
'he UteM of tlio scrv ico.
Mr. F. A. Dickin* is known to most of '.bose who have been
Lift Congress wiihiti the last few years, <Vr who have occupied
any public attention at Washington.
(lis office is on Fifteenth street, op,K.?itc U the Treasury
Department., and next door to th? Bank of the Metropolis,
i All letters must be postpaid. - deo 14?dtl

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