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PROCEEDINGS OF THE ?*TJVE AME" RICAN ASSOCIATION. Saturday, July 14, 1838 The member, mat in the Tl,ea*e on Louiai ana Avenue. n,?on a call heretofore made for that '""'rUe^President, Mr. H. M. Morf.t, stated that ho had convened the members in pnrsnance of the Constitution, for the purpose of electing offi cers of the Association to serve from the 11th instant, on which day the duties of the late in cumbents had ceased. He gave a view of the influence which the establishment ol this Society and its Newspaper, "The Native American, had already had beneficially upon our fellow countrymen in distant parts of the Union, and encouraged a continuance of the zeal and brother hood which the Society had manifested up to the present hour. Upon his suggestion a Commit tee of five was appointed to deliberate upon the nomination of officers for the present year. That Committee consisted of? Messrs. H. J. Brent, Wm. Owner, A. Roth well, H. V. Hill, J. D. Clarke. While this Committee had retired, the names of several persons were given in as desirous of join ing the Association. The Committee, after consultation, returned with the following nominations: Mr. Henry M. Morkit, for President. Mr. Ulysses Ward, for Vice-President. Dr. Thos. D.Jones, ) James C. Dunn, > Members of the Council. B. K. Morsell, ) George Sweeny, Treasurer\ Henry J. Brent, Corresponding Secretary. Garret Anderson, Recording Secretary. The Committee stated, that in announcing the foregoing Report, they thought it proper to say that they had unanimously re-nominated all the old officers to their respective stations; but one of the gentlemen, who was authorised, stated that the President, and the rest of the members, with only one exception, the Corresponding Secreta ry, had desired to decline as well because it was due to other members that an opportunity should be offered them of manifesting their zeal in the cause, as for the reason that the time and labor necessary for the duties should not be required altogether from the same individuals. And the Corresponding Secretary consented to serve, be-1 cause his train of correspondence was in such a state, as to require his continued personal atten tion, Mr. Morfit begged to be allowed to decline accepting the situation of President for another year, as he had already devoted twelve months to the cause; and he was in favor of a rotation in the honors of the Association. Mr. Sweeny objected, comparing the members of this Society to public servants, in the time of need, who ought not to be permitted to withdraw while their services were required? Mr. J. D. Clarke also objected for similar rea sons. Doctor T. D. Jones begged that the late Presi dent would forego his determination. Mr. Morfit thanked the Association for the re newed honor which it was desirous to confer upon him, but he had reflected well upon the propriety as well for his own sake as for that of others, who were equally entitled with himself to the confidence of the Society, to decline, and that it would be inconsistent with his own character if he were now to be moved by any flattering mark of approbation to change an intention founded on such good reasons. He said that the officers and himself had con ferred frequently upon this subject, and they hail come to the determination of proposing one of its members who would bring to the aid of the cause a great deal of energy and talent, and one whom he hoped and believed would be unanimously confirmed when his name should be announced: That the individual in question was not aware of this intention, and had not in any way been ap-| prised of it; so that if he were present, it would be an annunciation to him of a high honor, and one, perhaps, not expected at that time. Mr. Morfit then moved that the same Com mittee be permitted to retire with instructions to nominate some other member as President. The motion prevailed, and in the meantime the other nominations, as above reported, were con firmed with acclamations, and without a dissent ing voice. Upon the return of the Committee, Mr. II. J. Brent, the Chairman, announced Mr. Joseph H. Bradley for President. Mr. Bradley thanked the Society for this unex pected honor, which he had not hoped for, but begged that formally reasons he might be allowed to decline. Mr. J. P. Clarke and Mr. Sweeny objected.' The President stated that much reflection had been had upon this matter, and that although a member who had already filled any particular of fice would be at liberty to decline a re-appoint ment, it was entirely different when the situation to which he was about being called, was a new one, which the party, in the opinion of his coun trymen, was so well qualified to fill for their be nefit, as well as his own reputation; and that he ' was of opinion the nominee ought not to be per mitted to decline. He would therefore put the question upon the confirmation of this appoint ment; and it was unanimously confirmed with applause. Mr. Henry J. Brent brought to the notice of the meeting an outrageous insult to an American Native who had recently, as he understood, been turned out from an humble station in the State Department, through the means of an Irishman by the name of Stubbs?a man officiating in that branch of the Government as a clerk, and at the same time holding the office of Superintendent of the Building. He read a handsome letter speak ing in high terms of the Native, Mr. Win. B. Benson, who had thus been turned out to make room for a favorite of this foreigner. 'I he letter bore the signatures of several highly respectable officers of the Government, and those of many of the clerks in the State Department and General Land Office. He also read the discharge of Mr. Benson from the service of the United States af ter having faithfully served the country as a sol dier during the late war, and proposed that a Com mittee should be appointed to inquire into the causes of this removal, and to ascertain whether, as had been alleged, it did or did not proceed lrom the hostility of this Irishman to Native American principles, and from the fact that Mr. Benson, who had circulated our newspaper, had not, for that reason, become odious in the eyes of this foreign er. That it was well remembered that this Stubbs had given at the late celebration of St. Patrick's day a toast highly offensive to American feelings, and there was but little doubt that he was now carrying this animosity into practice upon the honest and faithful Soldier and Native. That he had read the honorable discharge ol this soldier, and he would like to see the honora ble discharge of these hordes of foreigners, who crowd our public offices, from some pauper house of Europe. Great excitement prevailed, but it was some what allayed by addresses from Messrs. Clarke, Sweeny, and Bradley, who thought it best not to anticipate any facts, but to wait until a Committee should report upon this subject. The motion to appoint a Committee to inquire into the causes of this removal was adopted; and M. George Swekny, Dr. Borrows and Dr. Jones, were appointed. I On motion of Mr. Wirt, it was ordered that the papers, as read by Mr. H. J. Brent, should be printed with these proceedings; which arc as follows:? i Northeast Executive Building, June 28, 1838. Deak Sir: It is with reluctance that I take up my pen to address a note to you under the present circumstances, i 1 hope you will pardon me tor the liberty 1 take on this occasion. It has not been convenient tor me to speak to you, owing to the situation in which 1 am placed. , 1 I have taken this method of making known to you my humble request?that is, that you would grant me the sum of $1-40 in the year in addition to what 1 now re ceive. My reasons tor asking are as follows:?1 aiu em ployed from sunrise until guudown, when others that re ceive the same that 1 now do, are not employed more than nine hours at most. Six years of the prime of my life were spent in the service of our beloved country. 1 served the campaign of 1813, in the volunteer service, and in 1814 entered the regular Army for Ave years, and left in 181tf, with that honor due a faithful soldier, for which I have in my possession the copy of a discharge, signed by your old friend Col. G. E. Mitchel. Sir, it is true that our Government is paying to a foreigner the sum of $360 a year, who is not at the Building more than seven or eight hours at most in a day, and sometimes not five, who can boast with all impunity of his taking a false oath on a certain occasion, and I believe him not*to be a citizen at that. 1 think it hard to be compelled to be where such a person is. 1 think that if the people of the United States pay to the above described person $360, they cannot re/use the sum of $500 to one of her own sons, who has served them in the time of danger, and suffered every thing that hunger and cold couldin flict. I am the son of an old Revolutionary officer be sides. I will conclude, hoping that you will take my case into consideration, and grant my request; and I subscribe myselfyour humble and ever willing servant, W. B. BENSON. To the Secretary or State. On sending this letter, Mr. Benson was dis charged. He addressed a short note to Stubbs, requesting the reason of his removal, of which no copy was kept, but only of importance as stating, that he should pursue the course he was recoin inendcd to?if refused the reason?meaning, he says, to appeal to the President on being dismiss ed. Mr. Benson says he asked his persecutor the following questions, and received the corres ponding answers, viz: Question. rHave I not done my duty? Ans. Yes. Question. Have I violated any order of the | Building? Ans. No. All the rest of the correspondence is in full. Washington, July 13, 1838. Sir: I have received your note of this date, in which you ask me to ;;ive you in writing the reasons why you have been discharged. Had that request been unaccom panied by a threat, it might, perhaps, have been complied with more fully than it now will. As that is not the case, you will excuse my not stating more than I did verbally, that I had ceased to repose in you that confi dence which led to your employment, and without which it could not be continued. I am, sir, yours, &c. EDIVD. STUBBS. Washington, July 15, 1838. To the Hon. John Forsyth, Secretary of Stale: Sir: The undersigned, late a Watchman for the Slate Department, begs leave to represent that he has recent ly been dismissed by Mr. Stubbs (a clerk in your office), under circumstances which reflect injuriously and un justly upon his character. His good name is all he has to depend on for himself and family. And were he to sutler this to be traduced, without resentment, the un dersigned would be unworthy to bear the name of the Revolutionary patriot from whom he has the honor to Jiave descended. Mr. Stubbs alleges that he has cental to repose confi dence in the undersigned. This necessarily implies some departure on the part of the latter, from the path of duty. Is lie guilty of intemperance? Has he ever been found II a I ?" wS po8t? or 1,1 any ?,,ler neglect of duty? fidelitv CtnT / ?f Hct tl,at evi,,CP8 a wal,t Sf anv surh ITJ The undersigned defies all prool \ , ,, t"Stt^,on9. Consci<JUs of innocence, he appeals to the Honorable Secretary of State for justice and earnestly requests him to institute an inquiry that hi. innocence may be fully established. Thong?, an hum ble individual, the reputation of the undersigned is not the less dear to him. He has been a soldier; and having faithfully served out he term of his enlistment, embrac* ing nearly the whole penod of the late war with Great Britain, received an honorable discharge. The under signed was wounded in the service of his country- but thera. is no wound .like that inflicted on the good name ol one who expects to leave little else as a legacy to hii children. The undersigned docs verily believe, that Mr. Stubbs dismissed him to gratify some foreigner, or to make room for some foreigner, or the son of a foreigner; and this foreigner may have been among those who destroyed those nublic buildings, at the very time when the under signed was in arms in his country's service, and shed ding his blood in defence of her rights and liberties. In full confidence that the Honorable Secretary of State will take his case into consideration and award him that justice to which he conceives himself to b# entitled, the undersigued has the houor to subset ibe himsell, With great respect, K W. B. BENSON. Department of State, Washington, July 17, 1838. St*: Your letter of the lftth instant has been received The Superintendent of the Northeastern Executive Building, being alone responsible for the safety of the premises, the Secretary of State will not interfere with riis selection of persons appointed to act under him, un less his choice should fall upon individuals not worthy of the trust. Your obedient servant, JOHN FORSYTH. Washington, July 14, 1888. We, the undersigned, being well acquainted with William B. Benson, late a Watchman in the Northeast Executive Building, hereby certify that we have had the most ample means of forming an opinion, and fell no hes itancy in declaring we believe hiui to have been a faith ful Watchman and a man in whom every conlidence may be placed. A. O. Dayton, 4th Auditor. Jas. Whitcomb, Com Gen. Land Office. Jno. M. Moore, Chief Clerk Land Office. VVin. T. Steiger, Chief Clerk of Surveys. Chas. 8. Frailey, Preemption Claims. Geo. W. Cambloss, Commissioner's Bureau. J. S. Wil-on, Private Land Claims. M. Iwt/hngh, Disbursing Agent. Win. Simmons, Head of a Bureau. I. C. Smith, Do. QThe remaining are all Clerks in that Building.] Richd. Coxe, Win. Wood, Jos. J. Walker, E. W. Collins, E. Gilman, W. P. Causin, Jr. James M. Morgan, W. M. Haxtun, John P. Wingerd, John Y* Bryant, Win. Davis, Lund Washington, Jr. Benjamin Eveus, J. H. Sherbur.ie, H. Toler, A. S. H. White, E. Evans, Jno. Addison, Wui. H. Dietz, W. G. Love, Albert Greenlear, D. H. Haskell, Go. C. Whiting, Edward Barnard. Win. H. Watson, To all whom it may concern.?Know ye, that William B. Benson, a Sergeant of Captain James Heed's coinpa nv [ ] 3d Batt'n of U. S. Corps of Art'y, who was en I listed the sixteenth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, to serve five yeais, is hereby honorably discharged from the Army of the United States,, having faithfully served out the full period of his enlist ment. Said Win. B. Benson was born in Tulbert County in the State of Maryland; is at>out thirty years of nge, five feet eight inches high, fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, and by occupation, when enlisted, a carpenter. Given al Ft. Mcllenry, Balto., this sixteenth day of February, 1819. (Signed) G E. MITCHELL, Bt. Col. Com'g -till M. D., &c. On motion of Mr. Botcler, it was Hesulred, That when this meeting adjourns, it shall ad journ to meet again on Wednesday week next, the 25th instant. It was further ordered that Hand Bills be print ed and stuek tip, giving general notice of the ad journed meeting. On motion of Mr. C. W. Boteler, a Commit tee was raised to examine the accounts of the late Treasurer, and the Chairman appointed G. Swee ny that Committee. And then the meeting adjourned. T. D. JONES, Late Itec. Sec'y, acting pro tem. ??? . The communication of '? F." seeins rather personal, and on that accoount, as we do not wish to mix the dig nity of our cause with the wortlilessness of individuals, we should not have inserted it but for the respectable quarter from which it comes, inducing us to relax some what in the strict observance of this rule. When we noticed the card of the self-styled " Colonel V. S. jJr." in our last, we did so as a random attack up on all pretenders to names or grades not their own. But it appears from the letter of "F." that there was reality in the name, if there was none in the till*; and so we say, I Qui cup it ille facit;"?If the cap fits, let him wear it. [communicated.] To the Editor of the Native American. Sir: In reference to the card left in person, by James Maguire, at the bar, for a gentleman making a transient stop at Brown's Hotel, I wish to in quire through the columns of your paper, whe ther his claim to the title of "Colonel U. S. A." proceeds from his having been appointed to com mand the new regiment of infantry, authorised to be raised by the act of the 5th July, instant.? Having some general knowledge of the higher of ficers of the army, I am quite confident that no such name is borne on the Army Register: but, as the Globe complains of sundry errors and omis sions in the list of appointments and promotions as published in the National Intelligencer of the 11th instant, I have thought it barely possible that this might be one of then!. Now, sir, personally and by report, I know something of the individual in question, nothing, it is true, much to his credit, but of this it is not my present purpose to speak. So far, however, as I am acqainted with his history, I will give it, in order that the public may fully understand who was the indivdual aimed at in your publication of the 14th instant. Maguire was, I am informed, at one time a porter in one of the Hotels in New York. Subsequently a pressman to the Lithographic press attached to the War Department, but since discontinued, and lastly as sutler to the recruiting depot of Marines at Gosport, which appointment for aught I know to the contrary, he may still hold. 1( such should prove to he the fact, I think an inquiry by the proper authority as to whether he has taken the oath of naturalization would not be amiss, Maguire, being an Irishman by birth. At any rate it would seem to be due to the officers of the Army and Marine Corps that he should be stript of his nomme de guerre, and like the ass in the lion's skin suffer his long ears and silly bray to procure for him that exposure and contempt which his barefaced impudence^nd efTrontry so richly merit. F. [communicated.] Mr. Editor: At our celebration on the 4th of July, I did think that the grounds of the venerated and venerable Carroll, would have been kept unpolluted by the presence of any sneering spy or ally of the foreigners. I was sorry, therefore, to see one man there, who by some prank of fortune, had been the reader of the Declaration of Independence before a debating society, on that day, and who, in his prefatory remarks, took oc casion, as I have understood, to slander the mo tives of the Native American Association. This creature, with that hardened effrontery which springs as much from unwholesome morals at from bad manners, made his bald appearance at our festival, and when the orator alluded to the admitted fact that this country was the scene of foreign riots, this man had the insolence to drop his head and sneer. I only regret that Mr. Brent did not know the fact while he was in the course of his remarks, else perhaps he would havei been induced by indignation to have waved his dignity, and have lashed this interloping and un welcome spy into a blistered monument of re buked insolence. Freedom. ^ [communicated.] Mr. Editor: I understand that several drunken foreigners, on the evening of the 4th of July, tore down the sign over young Mr. Robert J. Brent's law office, thinking it was the sign of Henry J. Brent, the gentleman who addressed the Associa tion on that day. I congratulate the worthy va gabonds upon their chivalry, and only regret that they made the mistake. Mr. H. J. Brent not being a legal gentleman, and not depending upon his knowledge of the law to screen him from the outrage of foreigners, might have taken the mat ter in his own hands. I would advise the wor thies to attempt the same insult upon our corres ponding secretary, Mr. llcnry J. Brent. No Foreigner. From the London Court Journal. THE TIGER IN LOVE. [Cuunuiiiiicatcd by a resilient at Geneva.] All the world knows that Orpheas, in his time, tamed tigers, and panthers, and lions, and made lliein obedient to the melody of his song and of Ins lyre. This is not so very surprising; for who can withstand the magic of sweet sounds? Last summer 1 bad occasion to admire here a cir cumstance which proves that there still exists a power which subdues wild beasts, and makes them gentle, tame, and even tender. Advinent, who is well known all over the continent, came to this city with his menagerie; and we found that he had made greater advances in the educa tion of those animals than the celebrated Martin, who, in fact, did nothing more than play and romp with an old lion and a small hyaena. His tiger he left in quiet, and always asserted that nothing was to be effected with those beasts, and that they were unsusceptible of any train ing; just as some teachers will only take pains with youths possessing extraordinary capacity, and neglect others by whom they are not likely to gain an eclat. This is far from being the case with Advinent, the Postalazzi and Fellenburg of wild beasts. Y ou should only see when he entered the cage of the great savage hyaena, with what commanding | assurance he took all sorts of liberties with the formidable brute?how he snatched away the meat thrown to him, and would not allow him so much as to touch it. But this was not all; the ferocious animal was obliged to open his jaws to their full extent: Advinent then placed his head between thein, and in this position he fired a pistol close to the ear of the hyaena. The slightest, even involuntary, start of the animal, the least movement of the jaw, might have cost him a wound at least. So far was any thing of this kind from happening, that the spectators could not help noticing what pains the animal took to keep his teeth apart lest he should hurt his master. The same trick Advinent performed with the tiger, a powerful and beautiful creature. He did not indeed take the meat from him, but would not let him eat it, and laid hold of his fore legs and made him jump and dance on the hinder just as he pleased. The tiger was extremely graceful in all his I attitudes, positions, and motions; henc^ a young lady of this city took a fancy to make drawings of him from nature. Accordingly, in the mornings, when there are few visitors, she placed herself before the cage of the tiger, fixed her lovely eyes upon his face, and waited till he assumed a fine attitude or position, nay, when he had lain down and curled himself up to sleep, she allowed him no rest, but made the keeper rouse and tease him. In the first days he was extremely angry at this disturbance, but he soon became more gentle, and when Mademoiselle M , placed herself with her portfolio before the cage, he would rise, walk about, raise himself up, thrust his paws between the iron bars, as if to reach them out to her; he would then throw himself down, playing and rolling on his back, as cats arc accustomed to do, especially when she sang to him. Such an intimacy had soon taken place between them ihat Advinent declared that Ma demoiselle M , might venture alone into the cage, for he was sure he would not hurt her. In ten days she had drawn him in five different positions. Having finished her work, she col lected her drawings, tied up her portfolio, put on her gloves, and waved a friendly farewell to the animal. Adieu, adieu, mon chcr Hafsan, je te remercie bien, said she, and away she went. Hafsan looked after her till she reached the door, and then lay down to sleep, which he would not before have done on any account; for he was really gallant towards his fair visitor. Next morning, about the time when Mademoi selle M , had been used to come, Hafsan roused up, licited himself, walked good humor edly round and round, presently stood still, then lay down in various attitudes, got up again, turn ed and wound himself about like an academic model, and at last raised himself on his hind legs, looking impatiently at the door, and taking no notice of the keepers, who spoke caressingly to him. Hafsan then became surly, howled in a frightful manner, gnashed his teeth furiously at his keepers, and when he was in the mood, Ad vinent did not deem it prudent to go into his cage in the evening and to perform the usual manoeuvres with. Hafsan even ate less than usual, and contemptuously left a fine bone un touched. On the following morning, about nine o'clock, there wei? the same preparations, the same in dications of hope and expectation, the same joy-J ous agitation so long as he conceived that she was likely to come, whose sweet smile, whose lovely face, and whose melodious voice had made a deep impression on his tiger-heart. But an hour afterwards he became so furious and in tractable that Advinent began to be alarmed. He called, therefore, upon Mademoiselle M , ac quainted her with the state of the case, and re quested her to visit Hafsan, to see if he would then be pacified. What female would not have been flattered by such an application. She ac companied him, and no sooner had she entered the menagerie than Hafsan was totally changed; the joy, the transport of the brute, after his pre vious rage, was most extraordinary; he threw himself down immediately, and laid his head on the floor, keeping his eyes steadfastly on the lady: he then went through all his former favo rite positions, and did every thing to deserve her favorable notice and to detain her as long as possi ble. After staying a quarter of an hour, she left him again; it was notwithout agitation that he saw her depart, but he afterwards remained quiet. If in the sequel Mademoiselle M??, staid away for two days together, his rage was always re newed. In this manner I once saw Hafsan my* self pass from the most savage howling and rage to the gentleness of a pet-cat when Mademoiselle entered; and I verily believe with Advinent that she might have led him through the streets by a riband. THIS SLEEPING CHILD. BY 4.EIGH HUNT. A brook went dancing on ita way. From bank to valley leaping, And by its aunny margin lay A lovely infaut sleeping. The murmur of the purling stream Broke not the spell that Dound him, Like music breathing in his dream, A lullaby around him. It is a lovely sight to view, Within this world of sorrow. One spot which still retains the hue That earth from heaven may borrow; And such was this?a scene so fair Arrayed in summer brightness. And one pore being resting there, One soul of radiant whiteness! What happy dreams, fair child, are given To cast their sunshine o'er thee! What cord unites thy soul to heaven, What visions glide before thee! For wandering smiles of cloudless mirth O'er thy glad features beaming. Say, not a thought?a form of earth Alloys thiue hour of dreaming! Mayhap, afar on unseen wings, Thy sinless spirit soaring, Now bears the burst from golden springs, Where angels are adoring; And, with the pure heliacal throng, Aiound their Maker praising, Thy joyous heart may join the song Ten thousand tongues are raising! Sleep, lovely babe!?lor time's cold touch Shall make these visions wither; Youth, and the dreams which charm so much, Shall fade and fly together. Then sleep! while sleep is pure and mild, F.re earthly ties grow stronger, When thou slialt be no more a child. And dream of heaven no longer. The death of Samuel L. Knapp, Esq. of con sumption, in the prime of life, requires more than a passing notice. But few of our writers wield ed an abler pen, always racy, and charged with learned lore. In American history, especially that of New England, he had but few equals. His productions are voluminous, and all sprightly and full of interest, but as he wrote too often under the pressure of pecuniary difficulties, there was haste and negligence in much of what he has left. He is said to have had a knowledge of the exact sciences. He was a classmate of Webster, and studied law at Newburyport under the celebrated Chief Justice Parsons. Mr. Knapp was distin guished as an Orator as well as a ready writer on all subjects. Iiis person was tall and command ing?his features striking, and rendered more so by unusual dark hair and a swarthy hue; no man was more amiable or possessed more generou9 sympathies, or agreeable social qualities. He was extensively connected with several presses, and his orations and biographies are all remarkable productions in the literature of our country.?-iV. Y. Star. The New York Star says: We have frequently had occasion to praise the labors of the Horticultural Society at Washington* D. C. At alecent meeting? Dr. McWilliams presented a collection of bulbs and seeds from Florida and Texas, among them the arrowroot or conti of the Seminoles; these seeds and roots were collected and forwarded by Dr. McCormick, of the U. S. Army. 4 By Josh. Pierce, two specimens of the "black nun" dahlia, a seeding originating with, and so called by him; a fine dark flower, vcqual to the "negro boy." Mr. Callan presented a fine specimen of spring wheat from the Washington Asylum, sown in April, the heads of which measured six inches in length. American Music in England.?The following is an extract from a letter written by an eminent musical composer to a friend in this country:? "You will perceive that MissLandon, (who, by the way, is about committing matrimony,) has published a poem called 'Long while ago.' She took the idea from a sweet song, full of delicacy and refined feeling, written on your side the wa ter, and arranged to an American melody by Charles Horn. I never heard anything more ex quisitely beautiful than the music of this song, except it may be the words. They are, as I pre sume you know, by George P.Morris; the author of a noble song called the 'Oak,' which has cir culated throughout the country as one of the best poetic gems of the day. These two effusions would make a reputation for any writer in Eng land. They are glorious songs. I wish you could prevail upon Charles Horn to arrange more of your music." New Wheat.?During the present week, the harvest has been in the general secured in this neighborhood, and the opinion seems to be, that it has been a very fair one, for the quantity seed ed, which is probably not quite so great as it has been for some previous years. In some instan ces, it has turned out uncommonly fair. We have been shown some heads of the Russia bearded and bald wheat, rais'ed by Dr. Thomas W. Johnson, of this vicinity, which make an unusually fine ap pearance, and are very heavy. One head quite full, measures 8 inches in length. Some persons are about getting out their wheat during the present week, and will probably send it to market as soon as possible. One parcel weighing 63 J lbs. raised by Mr. Horatio Waters, of this place, was received at the City Mills on Tuesday last, has been ground and sent to the Baltimore Market. In Frederick, engagements are making at $ 1 37 5.?Frederick Herald. Her Majesty's Coronation Robes, just cut from the loom, attract great crowds at the house of Mr. Howe, silk weaver. The robe is 10 yards long, and of the pattern of that worn by George IV. The warp is rich gold-color silk; the shute of gold and silver twist, Ac. Twenty different shuttles were employed in the weaving of it. The principal surface appears to be of gold, with mas sive raised figures, rose, shamrock, thistle, eagle, fleur de lys, <fcc. A disgraceful affair occurred at the -Boston Athenneum a few days since. An uncle and nephew reading at the same table, got their feet entangled, the uncle accusing the nephew of kick ing him, and both had a regular battle till separa ted by the other learned Thebans, who did not approve of pugilism in a place consecrated to mental recreation and study.?N. Y. Star.