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t Agriculture, Commerce, Manufactures"
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VOL. 2.
NO. 18.
Western Europe and the United States.
The Paris correspondent of the New York
Times expresses in the following paragraph
an opinion which well informed Americans
in Europe seem to snare, that the luunensi
allied power of Western Europe, is disposed, j
w be cncoiiraeed v victories.111 t tie i
i . , .1 . .,r il.: J
nasi. 10 uiciuic u ua; mi iniu ii ui uus;
country, ami to all the nations ol tin- wes-:
t.-ni Continent. In; Albany At us sivs xt
lias '-from the beginning, entertained ronie-;
thing like, this apprehension, and regards the ;
.iestuiciion ofllui growing commerce and
i. -.r.n....t r l'ni;. ; th- installation oi
a power on the ocean, absolutein its will,
uul wcinton in its unchecked strength ; and,
wiiu which we mav bj likeliest to come in-
to collision. We have not, tluivforo, in-.
poked a special blessing upon the guns, the
I. m ribs and the eongreve rocueis wnicu me i
allies have sent into the Baltic to batter;
down Cronsta.lt, and lay in a.shesSt. Peters-:
hui-:li. where Peter the Groat laid the fouu-'a
nation of a new civilization; nor have we
lvjoieed at the bombardment of th. lree port
of Odcs.-a, that oilier miracle of modern,
commerce and tho burning of neutral ves-j
m1 1 viiig there."
Tli iTiiu -s correspondent says : ;
I call your attention to an article in the
Times on the subject of French in-
t'.-rference in any difficulties which may arise
between Spain and the United States.
T:iou:;li I cannot go so far as to affirm, with;
h-. wrib-r of that article, that Louis Napo-
positively given assurances to Spain
t'utshehas nothing to fear on the subject of ;
Luna, yet my information points m ttie same .
direction, uud leaves me no reason to doubt
vhe. accuracy of the assertion. I have, taken
occasion from time to time in your columns,
to invite American attention to the course
of France since Louis Napoleon has b. en
Tipon (he throne, and to what might possi
. I- h lir ronibift hi rn' tit' ii s needy tii-
imnh in the East.-and of tlie neressity of
immediate occupation for her il ets." ln i
view of subsequent intelligence, and of con-
-lantly recurring svmptoms, all indicating a
similar possibility, 1 feel it my dutv again :
to state niv belief that it will not be Ions;!
U'i'ore the Emperor will seek nn occasion to
thrust himself between tho two Powers in i
ithm. less as an umpire than as a partv.
lule-s the United States is willing 10 accent1
whatever settlement France may impose on!
by superior strength, thev must be pre-barters.
pared to repel force by force. Whatever!
impetus the French navy may acquire in the
Baltic and Euxine must'have. a field to speud j
it in; and what has begun in-the East may;
'v. niiBilv ro.. tinned in the West. Should !
that navy be seriously damaged, however, at j
Cioiistadt and Sebastopol, it need not, of
... .nr--, In (ivinrlcil vprr c-nepflil v nt 1 avnnn
V. VlllUk. . .1 l.vj ..... . . I . i . .... . ....
ir Rev West.
The" annexed letter, tal;en from the Jour-.
nal of Commerce, will be read with interest j
in this connection; and perhaps it may be ;
well to state, that the naval strength of the!
United States, compared with that of the
French, is about as one to three and a half
France, having, in round numbers, seven
thousand guns, and the United States two
thousand. We have great confidence in the
skill and gallantry of our seamen ; but old
Truxton or Paul Jones would have hesitated
about engaging a Frenchman with a similar
disparity of force. The truth is, and it is
idle to deny it, that the United States is a
fourth or fifth-rate naval power, and there is
not the least probability that it will ever at
tain to a front rank among the. great mari
time nations of the earth. We have the
elements of naval strength in great abun
dance, but the policy of the government is
adverse to their development and applica
tion. The expense of keeping afloat even
the handful of armed vessels deemed necessa
ry for the protection of our commercial ma
rine, and to maintain the dignity of our flag
in remote seas, is a source of perpetual com
plaint in many parts of the country. The
annual appropriation bill furnishes a theme
of patriotic eloquence to a large number of
demagogues, whose parsimonious declara
tions are but the echo oi the sentiments ot
their constituents. There are scores of men
in Congress ready for a war to acquire Cuba,
who would not dare to vote money enough
o m out a buuauron capauie oi coping wiiu
llw Sluintcli naval Kirtu cw i I in nnnct e nf 1 hn
' wa w -" v
iauu. u is vvorsu uiau iuuj iu emei iaui ,
xuea ot mtxtmaatinz opaxn into parting
with Cuba until we are prepared to augment i
n.r navy fourfold. This could not be clone j
three or four years in fact, it could never
be done in time of peace, for the public:
would not consent that their money should
he so expended, unless for the defence of our;
coasts or commerce.
All the talk about obtaining Cuba is tri-1
nmg ami nonsense. Ana 11 tue oouuieriiibe
w" uui-uncnu mcowiij; umm iiio;
Union until they can take that Island with j
them, we shall have their company for many j
long year to come. We cannot buy
for two sufficient reasons : !
1st, Spain will not consent to sell ; and j
2d. The Senate would never sanction a j
treaty providing for the purchase, at the
'enormous mice, named as likely to be offered1
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hv the Executive. We say nothing about
tho utter impossibility of the House of "Rep
London resentatives ever appropriating two or three
hundred millions of dollars, for any purpose
whatever as such a work of folly will never
hi demanded of that body.
Jf t,)(?re is auy roader 'cen cnoug, to sup-i.-ouhas
pos,. that lhis ltttiou cau be rushed into a
war fnr its acquisition, let him ponder the
following letter, and then say what he thinks
would hi the result of such a struggle :
WASHINGTON, Monday, June 12.
Uesigus he is suppo
regard to Central America, before the revo-
iiition which gave him a footing in trance,
'""'l hence his investigations and movements
relative to a communication between the
Atlantic and Pacific, by way of some one
the Isthmuses of Central America. It
has been mentioned here lately, by Lord El
m. !s. that whpii he (Lord E.) was Governor
ot Jamaica, Louis Napoleon was engaged in
some political intrigues with Central Amer
them When Mr. J. L. Kerr was
"r Minister in Nicaragua, about three years
he was informed, distinctly, by the
AIimster of Foreign Affairs of that State,
that as England denied to Nicaragua her
rights, and as the United States would not
protect her from British interference, she.
From time to lime, designs have
imputed to Louis Napoleon, in relation to
Northern Spunis-h America, including Cuba,
rd to &pam herseli. ;
fed to have cherished, in!
and even in rearc
ueience ana protection.
Then, again, some persons have imagined
that Napoleon also proposes to constitute
himself one of the heirs of the sick Republic
of Mexico, and upon its expected decease,
would throw herself upon the protection of ;
to take possession of some of its most iin
portant ports and contiguous districts. He
wants some region productive in precious
metals, as a colony, to be on a par with Eng
land in all respects. He w ishes employment
for his Navy, and to build up a commercial
marine as its basis. Therefore it is that he
has so much encouraged and improved the
French fisheries. Then, again, in following
the footsteps of his uncle, he intends to
make himself master of the decaying Span
ish monarchy, and, as a preliminary to this,
he may, it is supposed, become the protector
of Cuba, on certain terms. He contem
plates, no doubt, a quarrel with England, at
a suitable, time, and, after having brought
England into a strait with Russia, he will
leave her in the lurch, and pursue his de
signs for the possession of Spain and her
During the administration of Mr. Fill
more, incidents occurred, which showed a
disposition on the part of the French gov
ernment to interfere in defence of Cuba,
!1 il, r ci i . r i . i
"jami luereiurc opain lias rciusea to iurmsn a
contingency ot 0,0UU men, for the. occupa
either against our filibusters, or against our
government. The French fleet, now in the
West Indies, is conveniently stationed for
the same purpose. As to England, she lias
probably declined the assumption of the
obligation to protect Cuba, at the hazard of
a war with the United States, at this time,
tion and defence of G rep pp.. But . tho. failnrp
0f the tripartite arrangement for the guaran-!
ty. to Spain , of her dominion over Cuba, oe-idisnute
casioned by the temporary reluctance of
Emrlnnrl tnwr lth (,nn;to(a
tends to encourage the Emperor in his de'!
signs for the ultimate annexation of Spain
iaml her colonies to his empire.
The time has hardlycome in which it could
expected that Louis Napoleon would de
ciare nis purpose to protect Uuba, but he has
hinted his intention, as is generally believed,
to certain persons, and among them Senor
Cuba,Cueto, the present Minister from Snain to
the United States, who recently had an in-
terview with him, while in Paris, on his way
to this country. The advices on this subject,
which we have through the London Times,
and other sources, are but incidents in sup-
im.t 4l.- 1
ui me ujjiiiun iiiai, mi; jmperor con
templates a war with the United States, for
the protection of Cuba, at any moment
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the Secretary of State, has probably
shown that Spain is not in the mood to
comply with the present demands of our
Government, or to vield to our wishes, at
any time, for the acquisition of Cuba.
when the United States may attempt to seize
u pon the Island. The Washington Union of
yesterday refers to the fact that the declara
tion said to have been made by the Emperor,
was addressed to a " foreign diplomatic
agent, then on his way to a distant mission,"
and remarks that there are circumstances
pointing with much force to the " diplo
matic agent" refered to that is, the Spanish
Minister himself whose recent intercourse
Cures for Hydrophobia.
Take two table-spoonfuls of fresh chloride
of lime in powder mix it with half a pint
of water, and with this keep the wound
constantly bathed, and frequently renewed.
The chloride gas possesses the power of de
composing this tremendous poisonj and ren
ders mild and harmless that venom against
whose resistless attack the artillery of medi
cal science, has been so long directed in
gh u bfi Hd ag -h
in(lictio of the hUp TL fniW:n:
are the results of this treatment :
From 1810 to 1824, the number of persons
said to be the cure for the bite of a mad I
do : !
The first of the annexed prescriptions is
by M. Cossar, a French physician, and. is
admitted into the Breslau hospital was 134 ;
.1.-1. ".1 i 't I n e n ,..
liuo me uospuax ai uricn, i66 persons bit
ten by different animals, (182 by dogs,) of
wnom only lour died.
A writer in the. National Intelligencer,
says that the spirit of hartshorn is a certain
remedy for the bite of a mad dog.
The wounds, he adds, should be constant
ly bathed with it, and three or four doses di
luted taken inwardly, during.the day.
The hartshorn decomposes chemically the
virus insinuated into the wound, and imme
diately alters and destroys its deleterious
ness. The writer, who resided in Brazil for
some time, first tried it for the bite of a
scorpion, and found that it removed pxin
and inflammation instantly. Subsequently he
tried it for the bite of the rattlesnake, with
similar success. At the suggestion of the
writer, an old friend and physician of Eng
land tried it in cases of hydrophobia and
always with success..
By the new liquor law, just passed by the
Connecticut legislature, no debt contracted
for liquor can be collected. The bill forbids
the manufacture and sale of hop beer.
The Reciprocity Treaty.
The following is a synopsis, as received by
telegraph, of the. terms of the Reciprocity
Treaty, agreed on between Mr. Marcy and
Lord Elgin, and, by the latter, submitted to
the Canadian Parliament.
Article first throws ODen the fislior; nf
I British America, excepting those of New
ifoundland, and the salmon, shad and shell
i u.- . A ": ".'
Artirl'e n.--; Sir ..i- , ,
settling fishery
iiritiir . rhr in ft,i a, ?5-0the
., , nfe. uie. American lushenes to
Article third provides for the free
of flour and breadstuffs ; all kinds of ani
mals; all kinds of fresh, smoked and salted
meats; cotton, wool, seeds, vegetables- dried
and undned fruits; all kinds offish, and
the products of fish, and all other creature
in the water; poultry and eggs; furs and
skins; undressed stone, and marble in it
unwrought state; slate; butter, cheese
tallow and lard ; horns ; manure ; ores of all
kinds; coal; tar, pitch and turpentine;
ashes ; lumber of all kinds, round, Iwed or
sawed ; and manufactured, in whole or in
part; firewood; plants, trees and shrubs:
pelts; fish-oil; rice; broom-corn; barley
gypsum, ground or unground ; burr or grind
stones, hewn or rough, wrought or un
wrought ; dyestuffs; flax; unmanufactured
tobacco ; rags.
Article fourth throws open the river St.
Lawrence and the Canadian canals to the
American vessels, the American Govern
ment undertaking to urge the State govern
ments to admit British vessels into their
canals, both nations to enjoy the navigation
on equal terms.
Article fifth provides for' the ratification
of the treaty within six months, or sooner,
if possible. Great Britain mav withdraw
from Americans the right of navigating her
waters, in which case Americans can alinul
article second.
Article sixth provides for including New
foundland, with her consent.
The recent loan for the prosecution r.f th
7 - 1 - ,
, V , c canaL enlargeiint was eagerly
taken by capitalists for banking purposes.
I hp nine irora cmpitnTI ! r... i i
The bids were spirited, ranging from 116 to
uu tor the successful bids, and largely ex
ceeded the amount thrown on the market.
This competition shows less favorably for
the abundance of money than for-the profit
which attends its use just at this time ; and
instead of indicating redundancy of capital
seeking investment, when we consider th-,
uses for which the stock was wanted, indi
cates rather the reverse.
A California Garden. A gentleman bv
the name of Wolfskill has at Los Angelos.
on the Pacific shore, about fifty acres of
land devoted exclusively to the raising of
fruit. Thirty-five acres of this land is al
lotted to grape-vines, which produce annu
ally about 35,000 gallons of wine, valued at
819,520. There are three acres of peach
uees, wun one nunarea trees to the acre,
which bear about 12,000 pounds of peaches!
worth at least $600. Seventy pear trees pro
duce $2,800 worth of fruit. 'Twenty orantre
trees afford 40,000 oranges, worth $2,00(f;
and other fruit of various kinds, such as
apricots, apples, citrons, make up an annual
income from this garden of near 827,000.
Mr. Wolfskill, the proprietor of this garden,
possesses also a ranche, situated some eleven
hundred miles off, in the valley of Sacra
mento. Here range three thousand head of
cattle and two or three hundred fine horses ;
and to amuse himself while herding stock,
he has planted an extensive vineyard; and
set out a thousand trees of various kinds,
including some fine olive trees. Mr. Wolf
skill has just contracted to furnish a thou
sand head of cattle at $40 a head.
Gerret Smith has resigned his" seat in con
gress. ,
Hon. D. A. Starkweather, of Canton, 0
has been appointed minister to Chili.

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