Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, December 31, 1847, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated December 31, 1847 Page 1
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Vol. .(XI. Whole No. 1070 IIlJUfiIi(iTOi, FRIDAY MORN1NO, HUlKTIBER .11, 1847 IVcw Scricst, Vol. a j. 7. Burlington Free Press, Published at Hurlington, Vt., IJy 1. W. C. CliAllKK, Editor and Proprietor. Termn To Village subscribers who receive the paper by tbe carrier, ifio If paid in advance 2,00 Mail subscribers and those who take it at the Office 2,00 II paid in advance, . Advertisements Inserted onthe cutomary temrs. (For the Free Presa. Old Suiltll Chills' Visit. Awake ! dear muntm ! ond do rome and see. What Sintn Claua left in my stocking for me, I've a doll and n sola, nnd ninny line things s Wlwt bf.nitilnl wrs-nlti M Snto Clous biintl-a I There's a whip and a horse lor dear Johnny, and more, It moves, like a live one, all over the fljcr i The eyes of my dolly, 111 'y shut and they open, Much better, uu see, than the old one that's broken. Do, dearest mamma, dj wake up and see ! lluvr strange ! that on ChriMnias jou sleepy can be! And sissy pulled out from her own lnile stocking, A tiny bit chair, nil cushioned and locking. Last night, when old Kmsy had put us to bed, And bid us 'good night' when our prajcis were all said, : I thought I would listen1; fur I wanted to hear Old Sunn Claus come with his tiny rein-deer. I tried very hard my eyes open to keep, At the luimy old man to steal a sly peep ; So I looked at the chimney as h.nd us I could, To watch till ihe Hie had burnt up the wood ; For I wondered, ma a, how it ever could lie, From the soot and ihe lire he'd keep the things fiee So I looked and 1 looked as hard as I could, For Nmv had told us. il we would be good, lle'il come duwn ihe chimney, n sine us lie came. And lill up each 'linking, for he knows well the name Ot every good child, anil the house where he live, And to'all thai lie loves, pretly prcscnis he gives. So I tried verj bard lo keep open one e)c, II it it kept shutting up, a I it ns I'd try J And the first that I knew-, was Johnny's loud call, "MeriyCiristni'is! deal sisteis.dear nitrsyund all. Tin n 1 ran to my stocking a- last as could be. And found il fillej up with nice things, as you see. am rti y tuny I indeed I am so ! For I wanted losee them all dash thro' the snow j l.mle Da-'ierand Diuccr.and 1'rauccr and Vixen, Little Comet and Cupid, and Dondcr ami Illixen. Ou 1 Nur'y lias told me such wonderful ihings, Oi ihe sleigh, and the deer, a ml the presents he brings; Ol old Mania Claus, too, and his funny fur clothes, Hit cherry led cheeks, and his pip, and red nose. Where lie phceslus linger, a blink of his ejes, And aw-:iy up the chimney in a moment he files. Oil, dear' don't )ou think, when I'm older, next year, I can keep wide awake to see the rein-deer ! LI7ZIE. Till: IIOXI.ST .MAN. Who is die honest man ? He flint doih -nil, and strongly, good pntsue To lro.1. Ins neighbor, and himself, nint true, t lioiu luillier foiie, nor fawning, can U ipin, oi w-reneh from giving all their due. Who-e honisty is not V , u"Scoras, titut u nilliiog v.n,d Can blow nw. iv, orghttciing look it blind ; Who noes his sine and even trot, While the woild now rides by, now lugs behind. Whom none can work or woo, To use in anv thing a trick, or sle'nrlii, Fur above all tilings be abhors deceit ; Ills words, nndwoiks, and fashions too. Allot a piece; and all aie clear and straight. Who never melts or tlnw At close temptations. When ihe day is done Ills goodness si-ta not, but in d-nkeau lun. The sun to ntheis wntelli laws; And is their virtue. Virtue is his sun. George Herleit. gfcl iTarm. Vor tlic Vtcp rr- Ma. CLAaKKI S,r-A few weeks mee a reprint of , ,1,elmu.,, s Ml nf .stcritz. It was com Mr. Fllsworth a letters, lelaluig .0 liommer s patent! nt Ua ,,,,,,.,, ,, 1C ,,,.,, UJ 0,,peared in the columns ol the iree I ice-, with an UvcU cllti contained at onetime forty evident design to subserve the cause of truth and llie ; .,,,...,. Ti,0 sln.c,s Uimlll, ...1ir.i, interests ol ngiiculiure. liui having an opporiiiiutylo know that without further explanation, that it is cal culaled to ihe public mm 1 not only in regard to tl.e validity ol llie p-iieni, but also to prevent or re tard ihe iutroduclion ol one of the most impoitnui ag riculluialimproxeiucuts olthe age. 1 would respect fully request the publication llirouli the same medi um of the enclosed communication on ibis .subect. 1.1,1. HAKNETT. New Ilnxen.Ct , Dec. 10, 1817. Validity of Hoiiinier's I'ntent. As the re-publication of Mr. Ellsworth's letter on tbe subject of the Patent attached lo Hum mer's Method has been occa-imially repeated, and is liable,without further explanation, to mis- lead the public iiilud, it is a ilebtol 111-lico due to the cause of truth, to givo some further exhibi tion of the facts in the case. Some have inferred fioin reading that letter, that Mr liommer has never been the proprieloi nf the Patent pertaining to his Method, while others who hate read it with inure attention, havo inferred that ho his been merely the pro nnelor of the Patent for a part of the Slates by 1 , 1 r..u.i ,1. ., ,i. ! asslgumcui, 'mo loiioL-iiiooc, ui 11 me- niiiiti-.u ments on which the American Patent is predi rated, are i.f trilling importance, and that Horn oner's Method contain no essential advantages oyer Jauffret's. 1 de-ign to show that all these various opinions are erroneous. It is not disputed but what the American Pa tent was first seemed by Uaer and (iouliart,and that only a part of the .states vvcie immediately tran-f'erred to Mr. Iloinm r by assignment, in anticipation of lli. Patent before it was execu ted. vet sub-eiiuentlv all the rein lining State nnd Territories were also as-iened to him and duly recorded at tho Patent O.Iice. The book which is commonly termed H limner's .Method. which contains a lull tint tralion ol the suhjeel and all necessary instructions as to the pr uii cal use of the system, was written hy Mr. Hum mer in French, and was Irausl itcd at consider able expense, and the copyright secured to him iolf. It requires considerable -agacity to per ceive how that Ihe same Method when present ed by .Mr. Hummer in the muntli of May should be considered so deficient in novelty as to re quire the rejection of his application, and that when the samo thing was aitervvarus niiereu oy . , ... t , j.. ",t. . ,i, r i :, ti,.,i;i mTk; of the arches were covered with eyergreen I know of only one. rational exposition of this bJ'"!?,'8 "''.f -'re so thickly paced as t , for in matter. Mrl'.llswortl. was personally ,r,.iIi.l"n.'-;l,J verdure. " hevyordUel- diced against Mr. was doubtless . . . " .. .. - UI1B illt,UIIIiaiU (J II.UI V HUM! life nuill ll ll-, elty, that produced the rejection of his first appli- catu.n.a.icl it is presumable, that if it had not been r. . ., ' i . t . . r.t.. t-.i.i. ,t xi- ii nni'n innrfi lllll ,1 tllR Want ftl llnu. mer was btill interi-steil in tho Pitcu't secured by Uaer and Giiuliirt.thal Ihe public, would re.- ..i i ...i ...i,i. m. i.'iiJU.nrti,,M ..dil services in n detailed nccotint of JaufTiot'' Trench Method, with 1111 evident design lo cm barms Mr. Hommcr in his business. Tho con stituted authorities of the Patent office, having once admitted that there were siillicient advan tages in t lie improvements presented by Riorum! Uouliart to justify a patent, it illy becomes a public officer in tho same deptrtment to ndnpt any measure calculated to hazard tho privilege" which by lii official acts lie is bound to protect. Whatever opinion may bo entertained by ixir. Ellsworth or others who merely speculate upon the theory, practical results have! demonstrated that the peculiarities which distintrni-h Home mer's Method from JuufiVct's arc so essential to its success that without thein the Method is lib tori y useless. Too much dependence one-lit not to be p'acei on the specification of the patent in forming an estimate of its character, since thee are the mere skeletons of tho system, andnro commonly 01 Din mile value without the method itseli, in which its vuiinus provisions are ninplilied and rendered nractic-nllv ii-elul. Individuals may hate been emboldened tn utl"inpt ut liifringe inent upon the pitent hy luisioprcsciitntinns ol its claims, but thev haxe gonoially lust more for Ihe want of the ample details contained in Hum mer's Method, than they lime pained hy their unwarrantable endeawirs lo secure it by stealth. The Editors of the Albany Cultivator, in their Mr. F.llswnrlh's loiter, remark ! " e know that the method u-ed by him, (llninmor) and described in the pamphlet, a copy ol which is furnished evcrv purchaser in a "gut, win m ike manure In any quantity, and of Ihe best nihility, fur olmo-t every kind of cultivated crop." Of toe Freiichinethod. as described in the specifications, we are not competent to judge, haiiig never witnessed its cll'ects ; we should, however, nrcfer nur- liasitnr Mr. Iloinmer's hook, in which the who'e process is detailed." 'J'lie correctness ol their opinion is sustained by Ihe fact that Mr. liommer s im-1 proveinents save an Immense amount of labor, which, in this country particularly, is of primary itnpmtance. J hoiisauds of testimonials mat' bo I produced from the most unquestionable authori- lies, in conhrmation ot the economy anil utility w men you reier ne present on this occasion, ami out," anil the soldier shook his head despair of those features of Boiinner's inc'lhod, which witne-s the grand oiil-poiiringof gratitude which inglv. di-tiiigiiish it from .luiifi'iet's, and prove its su- pcriorny to this and every oilier system, and coiisequently to establish the validity of the patent predicated on Ihe-e improvements. Not- withstanding all the ellorts which have been put forth I'ioiii time lo time to disparage this most impnitant patented Improvement, it is rapiillv rising in public c-timalion, and its use it hecoin- ing more extensive than at any f inner period, and it is evidently destined to 'save millions of wealth for our country, by iucre.i.-ing the for- tilityofthe soil, and the products c,f oiir farms. f.... !.. ..! l xt mi these tacts in view, wo can have noannre hensioiis of any serious detiiinetit lo its success from an impartial inve-tigation of tiuth. El, I HARNETT. I'ro.rhtnr. Erath Oiiniow I hereby certify to all whom it may concern, that having examined th evidences of the vitality ol Ihe pilenl, known as lloinniel's Meth od ol making maiuitc. I am satisfied that ih tenent WHS dlllv executed atld recorded in riiioorniil- In il.n laws ,, the United sitatPs, and that the Method is nn important accession to the inieiests of agriculture in this country, and that ihe iuipioveinents on which the am ! ' " p"n'tic",1, im" 1:. kTiSt7:K, """ Judge of V, , late j'orXew poriauce io jusni, ana sustain law ml ellclo.iehillellts. Attmney tit Imw uitd Judt tlfivcn JJtutiiel. The Itecciitimi of Cenernl Tnvlor. From the New Orlearua Ticajuue, Dec. 4, Yesterday was the proudest gala day we have known in this city. New Orleans lmvo IIpii. Taylor a reception eminently worthy of her cliat actor for public spiiit, libeiality and patriot-' istn, Ity the happy accident of her situation New Orleans vva- the lir-t city lo welcome home 1 tiie here of Ilneua Vi-la. and she has done U with a hearline-s and enlhiisiasni which could not bo surpassed. Ve-leiday our people told the world llieir prido in the di-tingiii-lied citizen who has made Louisiana the residence of his ' choicu ; and they spoke toliim the general sen- j tiiueut of the country gratitude for the great seitices he h is reiuleied the Itepublic as a sol- dier, and their yc l higher adiniration ol him as a br.ite-lie.uted, sagacious and hone-t man. The very heaven- smiled upon the pageant. Alter a period 01 prolonged and rude iiicietuen- ti.., n t f-k.1 . 0.1,1 (i... ..... - j,,, ,locc.,j01, mmci were deiisly thronged with patient masses waiting lor a sight 01 the old lie- ro. The bilcoini's, the vvnidovvs, nay, the hou-e tops, were crowded with people. At daylight the shipping in port hoisted their , colois. Lvery tes-el and steamboat was array- ed in flags and streamers, giving a brilli mt up-, pearance to tbe graceful crescent which forms log. 1 ne side w.iiks were den-iy crowded, and ( ol privateering on the put of Mexico as incou the port. Define 10 o'clock thunder of cannon ' every window, door and bilcoiiy was filled with 1 si-tent w ith the spirit nf the age, resorted to as from the public squares announced the com-1 people. Here the ladies in their brilliant drosses a mean-of revenue, vvilh a certain result of im nienccinoutof the form il proceedings of thed iv. j shone preeminent. They joined in the loud and told atrocities, and deserving, as it his received, The coinmitlec of arrangements went on lioaid general acclaim, which moved in a deafening the reprobation of tho civilized world. the steaui-liip Mary Kingsland, and pioceedcd to tho hirr.icks for thiir distinguished guest. Little delay occurred there. The general and his stall' vv'eie ready and at about 1 1 oVrock they embarked, and tho proud ship, e-enrtedbv a fleet of steamboats, was promptly under way for tho city. The whole fleet passed up the stream 111 fron' ol the town, us far as Lifiyetie, where they turned and came down to tho whirves in front oftho I'luvtt' Armss. There were fourteen large and elegant bolts, each decked out with every variety ol lligs and their decks crowded with pis-engors. Tne, ves sels from every I ind, which at this se i-nii crowd our wharves in tiers tliiee deep, wore dressed in bunting of various colors and fmciful devices, and the entiisiastic tars on bo ird, not willing to bu outdone in testimonies ofdovolion to tho he ro of the day, lined the rigging.inanned tho yard, and swarmed upon the trucks, and thev cheered as the Mary King-land swept pat tfiem, with all the h"aitiue-s of American sailors. As the lleet of steamers passed up the river and b ick again, salutes of aitillery were fired from each iiiitnic.ipility, as well as from Lafayctto and Al giers. Tho church bells, too, rang forth their peal-, and the thou-amls upon thousands of . spec tators who lined llio levee broke forth into loud hurrahs us the General passed them. About Ii ilf paid 1J o'clock the Mary Kings, laud reached the vx harf, when the general and his parly walked into the I'luce W Arm between two lines of soldiers, which extended from the wh irl to the triumphal arch, under which ho was to bo received by the .Mayor on behalf of the city. The building for the arch has been erected within the last few days, and is about fifty feet square, with one main arch and two smallar ones. 1 lio outside ot the building and the in- cn'v 1,1 ,arB B ws '";'. ''I'"" Inreli unriimr trnm till, rout nt thn lillllillitir celoln I . i I It r It a,r."1""1 ' 10 eldos the memorable names of lluena Monterey, Palo Alto and Itesaca de la I alma were emu azoncd. 1 he whole was sur- .w. ......... .. ....... ......w 't' - 'l by an linuiense gilt eagle. A ilag-stair was erected upon the root, Irom which floated tho stars and striiies, wh le smaller flags were bung out from each corner of the building. The whole building was decorated in the finest taste. The formal reception oftho general took place unincuiaieiy iinuer mis tn igninccnt arcli. The address of the Mayor and the reply of tho gen oral were so brief that we givo them entire. The following were tho remarks of his honor tho Mayor : " General In behalf of tho city ol New Or leans, which I have the honor to represent on this occasion, it is my pleasing office to welcome vour happy return to your country nnd your home ; and in behalf of the Municipal Councils, I tender to you the hospitality of this city while it is your pleasure to reiniiu among us. " No circumstance could haxetillcd our hearts with more joy than we now feel, in having the opportunity to express to you our gratitude for the distinguished services volt halo rendered our country. The brilliant acliicvements performed in Mexico by the fearless and daring band that yon havo led on from victory to victory, have inspired ns with fivdiims which no language is stillicienllv imwerful to convey. For such H'bi"veineiits, gem-nil, every irur Amerin.! heart, from one extremity to the oilier of thi lie public, is filled with gratitude and admiration Whoever yon direct your steps, upon any up,t where the star snanohd ban er triiiinnliantlv expands it folds to the Inceze, yon will find a nations Ioe to greet jon you will hear a whole people's stHiiitaueoiis applause to extol the splendor of your deeds, which your modc-ty would ill vain endeavor to weaken in your own W- , " Again, general, I hid you a hearty welcome tin the name of all the cili.ensof New Orleans." To this the general responded briefly, thus : " Mil. Mavoii " The welcome which I meet on this day from the people of New Orleans, announced by von. i tbeir honored representative, overwhelms me , with feelings w Inch no words can express. on have been pleased to quality with terms of tho highest approbation the services of the army which Unite had the honor to command in.noxico. uiuld those urate olhccrs and sol- diers xvhn-c gillantry achieved th' successes to thfirdexntiou has elicited, tho measure ol my saiisi.iciion vvnuiii oe complete, i or them and myself I thank, from my heart, the people of '''w Orleans, and accept, Mr. .Major, the oiler I of their hospitality." 1 The reception over.the general emerged from beneath the arch and proceeded, unentered and on fool, towards the Cntheilial. The giealer! P'rt of the troops vv hich were to form tbe escort drawn tip within Ihe Place d'Anues, lioin j wlui'li the multitude xvas excluded ; but annua! 'I" M"are and in all the streets which led to it, 1 !trf Tip .w ll.n ..l. ......... C... ..f i. M.t. i ii, i uij nmi ,ii ground was occupied. Tens of thousands were hero congregated together, all breathing ouo spirit, hM animated by the single de-irc to man- ilest to Cen. Tut lor their respect for his char- ....I.. I ,i.,.:. ..ii:.-.: .... - i m-ii. i ,iiiu 1 1 ii-1 1 m i i mi in il .i u i our ii ir ins ser vices. 'I'o elicit such a demonstration of enthu siasm, so generous and so pure, rei ays the labor ..r .. 1: r... ! , , , , , t ilh somo difiicultv the general and the at tending party reached 'the Cathedral. No iboon -'r were the'iloor.- thrown open than the edifice ' W!s cr"w'll',1 iN tmu-t cap icily ; it was but ! tbe work of an in-tant. Thiiiis.inds were disap-' pointed of obtaining access to tho church Here the Hi-hop made an apnronriate address to tho general, after which the Te Dunn was , snug. 1 ins portion ot the ceremonies ot the day wo were not so lull im.ilu as lo see; to oh- tain admittance to the chinch was next to im- possible, sine by accident. We are assured that Ihe address of the Hi-lion was narticiilarlv Co. licitous. His remaiks upon the humanity "with which the war has been carriul on 011 our pait, and which has been e.-pccialU di-plau-d by (ien. Taylor, touched so sensibly tiie leeloigs of the geiieial that In: made an i n-tant though brief re- ply to the Hishop, responding warmly to his earnest aspirations that a peace ni'ght" be pce- fitly secured. The proceedings in the Cathedra! occupied about hall an hour. , Leaving the church hy a side door, the "en- oral next appeared hel'oic the people, ununited upon his lamed charger, Old Whitey,'" as he Is isniiiii.ii iv called. .Nothing could have given giealer satisfaction to every one th in the gen-1 e nil's ready compliance vvilh the public wish I that he should isL. tins favorite horse dining the , day. As soon as he was recognized the hur-1 rails ol the inullitiule again went up wilh al-1 most frenzied enlhiisias,,,. Tiie crowed again i iiressed close 111 upon him, and his old horse re- ceived many kind, alll-ctinuate pats.and the sto. ry is that Old Whitey's personal beauty is a good i deal impaired hy the deiired ilions made 011 his ' 'towing mane anu lan. 1 ne jut-cession was ( now loimed as rapidly as o--ible. It was of , immense length, and every way most imposing. ! i "U appearance 01 the cireets through which the procession passed was particularly interest- roir as tho procession advanced, and the goner-' i'he force on tho coast ol South America, the al was ince-sintly occupied, hat in hand. 111 uc- squadron 011 the coast of China, that on tho Pa knowledging their pie-ence and smiles. Upon cilic, the operations in California, the iq-eratiniis re idling the St. Chailes Holel the getieial took ol Ihe Gull squadron, and the loss of the brig his station in front on the colonnade, ahd their Sinners near Vera Cruz, are next severally dwelt remained until the whole procession moved upon with special prai-o of Coin. Perry. In past. Every inch of room in .this xicinily was couneciioii with the last, the assistance rendered occupied by the people, and all were struggling by the Hriti-h, French nnd Spanish ships of war to get as near to the general as possible, lie j anchored near, is spoken of in the highest terms, wearied not in acknowledging tho incessant Too medal-, which by act of Congress are to be ininile-lationsof regard. His lace was lit up ' presented to the ollicers and men who ri-ked hy excitement ami beamed with enthusiasm and their lives on that occasion, will bs transmitted benevolence. When the procession hid at length tiled pa-l, the general stepped lorward and addressed his thanks to tiie ollicers and mar sh ils of the day, and then withdrew amidst shouts and cheers, which seemed to shake the very foundation olthe noble pile within whoso walls ho is now eutertainid us thu city's guest. Soon after dark the xa-t St. Charles Hotel became suddenly one blazoof light ; every wind ow was brilliantly illuminated Irom Inp to bot tom, shedding a strong light upon all tho sur rounding objects, and nuking tho stalely pile appear unusually largo, lictwecuthc pillars of, the colonnade in front oftho building were sus pended large variegated lanterns upon couplets ul'livooak. In fiout of the ladies' parlor was a tran-pareucy of the general, in an old brown coat, wilh the inolto "A little more grape, Capt. llragg." In Iront of the gentlemen's par lor was another tuiiisparency ol ihe general.w ilh the word "I have no reiufurccuients to gixo you, hut .Major llliss and I will support you !" In various parts ol the building there ivcrc uth er appropriate transparencies and clexiees, ad ding much tu llie general effect, Crowds of citizens assembled in tho streets to gazo upon the brilliant sight, and all seemed to enjoy it as the bright blazu lighted by grateful countrymen to do honor to tho brave old heio whoso deeds in arms hate been so brilliant, Early in tho evening Governor Johnson and suite paid their respects to the general at the St. Charles, anil about 7 o'clock his honor the May or conducted the general into the dining room, followed hy his stall', Gov, Johnson and his suite, ollicers oftho army, and oilier invited guests among them some ol'our most di-tinguished cirll dignitaries Ataboiit Ataboiit 8 o'clock, accompanied by his honor tho Mayor, Gov, Johnson audoth ers,left tho ball, and the grcafcr part of the com pany rollmved the example. After the dinner in order to comply with the wishes or tho public, lion, layior viited tho St. Charles, American and Orleans theatres. At each house a box had been elegantly decora ted with flags nnd other emblems, and as the general entered the most vociferous shouts wel comed him. After going "the grand rounds" the general retired for the nightiHtid pretty well worn out ho must havu b;on. The public ceremonies of the day were con cluded by a brilliant display of fire works in the Place il' Amies. There was likewise a fine dis play of fire works In Trivoli Circle, which we can only thus allude to. . A Meticnn Umbrella. A good humored red faced man might, have been seen standing on the Picayune tier of the levee, a lew d.ivs since, in a soil of liirht blue cloth with white worsted binditi'i and chevrons on ins arm, denoting that ho u a' a non-com I missioned oll'icer In tbe rcnlcr 'a tint reprtii nle imaL'iiiarv individual, known and familiarlv designated as Uncle Sam the compound es sence of liberty and republicanism. To judge from the rubicund visage of the soldier, and the closeness wilh which his clothes flung to his person, lie must have come from the Itio Gram'e column, where. Tobin says, they have nothing to eat. lie was standing with tnldcd arms and a woe-bonnno expression of cnuntenaice, gazing upon an object upon the ground, wlito the tears nneu ins eyes, and, 01 cour-c, coers.'ti down his cheeks-, and in a tone of deep regre exclaimed. " I'd rather have gin a hundred dtllars poor lener, lies lost shut lntnell up it his jinted case and gone out like a guard-licuse candle. lo think that I fetched him a I the i vay to New i Oilean- and tended him with as ninth ullbclion as if he'd been a child, for him to tten out so unceremoniously. I laid in an ext-a stock of provisions for him. and nxm-mlr.) fmr hits r,,r radishes, lettis, and sich other doitis a I lliouoht would airree with his const tutinn. mn him thn use of my own blanket, and now ht's stepped 1 What's the matter, sargeant," snjil an ofii. err, seeing the soldier surrounded by i little cir- cle of astonished listeners "anjtlnnr broke ? ' " Yes, lefteiiant, mv heart's nigh uiout done that same thing. Fin sorry toV-pirt to you, sir, thai the umbrella's a corpse! It's gone, sure." " Vour umbrella gone ! We'll but another, if you need one," said his officer, 'I beg your pardon, leltenant. but they don't make that kind in this country, ai,-J I lirought it on fur a curio-ity. I gin four hits for that one I e I.-. - . . I I , . ' aim lour uus mr v egei.iuies, anu two JUS lor a box to put him in," " What do you mean, sir ?" said tie lieutcn- ant, " you've been at the blick bottle this morn- ing. 'Whoever heard oi lavimr in v.nntl.l. r . J .sfaw..v fur an umbrella ?" " Yes, but this was a live one." 'Oil, mean an armadillo, an animal." "Yes, that's wjiat they call the critter. I bought him for four bit, to take hometn iriveto of my sons I 'ain't got but ju-t two. anil if 1 cnll,(' iavc ""'j' to"lt i'1"' boine to Kentucky, 1 would'nt have taken a htiudreddollars for him. 'hy, ho'd ju-t travel round on Iniard that ere little schooner as if he'd been born on the sea ' 'no night, however, he crawled out of his blank etnnd got into the cabin and eat up a r nf uihck ouckskiii uoots. neiongiir t ono ot the othcrr-i, and tho s..llois say thai tfr-'irrDOUtirxvas the death of him and struck in, cez armhVrillns ain't accustomed to Icther. My own opinion is that ho slipiied his wind in tho norther, and coiild'nt ke'ch i' agin coz the galo was so vio- lent, and it did blow powerful lor two days and a half. The slevvart was blown right square out of the calaboose and was never seed after. There the critter Jies not tho steward, hut the uinherilla -but since the cuss is deceased I'll -end his skin to the President of the National Institute, among the other curio-ities, for I don't reckon they've such another crilter in the L'ni- 'd States as for me, I've seen the elephant, and am going right squire back to Kentucky ""'I I'll get discharged on account of ill health 1 n-ieu 011 principle, nut 11 don l pay nigh to 1,'ood interest as faimin'." Having tin s d fined his position le took bis armadillo under his arm andv" put" tip street 1'icayunc. ,.,,oti ol- ,c .secrelnryol the Xnvv. This document sets out with statimr thr num. her ol men in service at any one time during the ivist tear, which is s.OOIl. The ditlienliv iH',.,, Ii-liug men has delayed the arrangements fin employing cruisers 011 seveial stations. Tin force and operation on the Mediterranean are then spoken of, iiicludiii" the allair of the Car- mehte. In this connection the Secretary speaks ..a n,j,M, us vuiit, -.-! sii.iii i, tiiuuuieu aim i ? .. . i.i . 1 I ii -I...H t i . communicated their names. The Seciutary urges an increase in the num ber of Assistant Surgeons. lie also recom mends an allowance to naval ollicers collectim' d ut cs in Mexican ports of one per cent, on the . on the m collected. In the Gulfol Mexico between thirty and forty thousand dollars have been col lected : the amount collected in the Pacific is not known. Of the vessels captured in tho Gull a good many lute been valued, taken into service, and their value is to be paid over as prize money lo the captors as soon us they shall hive been legally condemned by the District Court ol Louisiana na. Those taken in the Pacific .inned by a Prize-Court there haxe liecni coude organized, but no luizo-money is to be distribu tetl till the proceedings of the Court have been revised by the Department. 1 Ho extension ot our laws over uregon rer mirallv jurisdiction is recommended. The toy ages cif llie Jamestown and Macedonian are next spoken ol. Mr. Uriah Hrovvn's liquid lire has been tried with the 810,000 appropriated, hut his shot-proor steamship has not. Tho liquid lire is not approved of. The estimates of the next year aro spoken of in tho following paragraphs, vvhich we quote : ' I have the honor to present, herewith, the Reports from tho several Ilureaux of Construc- lion, i-.quipineiii anu ivepair, ,n uiuiiauco aim .. .. . . ,,... .! ..r v.t . , 1 1 i-.l r....p , .l,,. ..I' Vnrds isuiiu uocks.oi i rovisions and Clothing, and of Medicine and Surgery, with estimates in detail lor tho several branches .. . . . r. .1... ...... it ol the rtiuval service ior too ti iistiu )vlir, They are based on thu employment, pending tho war. of ten thousand men, as allowed by law, 'and a number of vessel in commission requii- ing iiivir ocfii.u-., in ..j-i.. ivvoi a. gratifying exhibit nf the condition of the public xvorKs and 01 me piiDiic property subject to the cintrclnnd direction of the Navy Department and the estimates have been prepared and to vised tyjlli a careful desire to nsk for nothing which is not necessary to the public interest. 1 respectfully a'k thn favorable consideration of the suggestions made by tho experienced, able and faithful officers at the head of the Hurraux The gross amount estimated for is 810.3G5.- 822. 'j he amount appropriated for the current fiscal year is 8IO.G52,C3fi 10. The estimates now presented include an item of 81.200.000. to complete the four war iteamers authorized by the act of the 3d of March last, an increase ill the appropriation under the head of contingent enumerated, and $3.50,000 for the prosecution of the work on the dry dock at New York. There are other objects estimated for, requiring an inconsiderable expenditure, xvliich seem to me to be unnecessary for the efficient discharge of the public duties devolved 011 the Department. Of the annronriations matin fur the rurrpot cnar the unexpended bilances will, xvlihnn! tlnltlit. prove adequate to all the wants of s,,e rvic'. I deem it Hot inannronn'ate fit tbn nrension. is illustrating the expenditures nf the Navy De partment, since the commencement oflhr Mexi can war, to present a comparative statement of appropriations nnd expenditures for the throe last years, under the heads of anrirtinri.itlnn nf 'pay, "contingent." "increase and repair," "provisions and clothing," and " surgeons ne cessaries and appliances." These may be lie nomi mted the variable appropriations, and will show tho increase of expenditure, during the war, over that of a corresponding period in time of peace. This comparison exhibits tbe following re sults: Apprnpria- Atnilable Expendi lor year ending Hum aggregate tures June 31), 1815, 83,053.81591 G, 131, 153 29 5,S13,333 79 1310, 3,oaj,S IX) u.r-(il.4!j Tl 5 ..171.0 1 1 .V) lHtr r. IH Horn -riiri-et is ? it. t r ir lSIt, C,I31,3IJ C0 7,UGI,JJ48 0,I3j,1IG 50 Atld of the (xnenditiiro for increase ami re pair during the nast year, three hundred and forty-five thousand one hundred and seventv-five dollars have been paid for fifteen vessels, store ships, steamers of suitable draft of water, pur chased and sent to the Gulf of Mexico." 1 ho four xx'ar steamers authorized bv the Act of. March 3d, 18 17, are rapidly building. The models, tonnage and machinery xvcre atlopted on the report of a mixed board of naval officers, constructors and engineers. The contracts for the transportation ol the mail in steamers bo- tiveen iNevv i oik and Liverpool, betvvcrn New York and New Orleans, and fio n Havana to Chagres, have been made with Messrs. Collins and Sinn in compliance with the act of Congre-s. The carriage ol the tn lil monthly from Panam 1 to Oregon has been assigned to tho lowest bid der. The Secretary says : " Astoria, in t'.e Oregon Territory, was deter mined on as the Northern terminus of the route, with a right ol changing it reserved to the De partment, and the law construed to require a mail to be transported from one point to the other within thirty days. The distance is more than three thousand miles, and the winds and currents known to be such as to render it im practicable tonciforin the required service in sail vessels. It was therefore determined to employ steamers. 1 he contracts require the vessels to be ready for sea in October and November of the tear 18 18, and the right of pay will commence with tho commencement of the ierforinauce of the mail tervicc stipulated. The annual compensa- f.'-ii, ,ji,i' ountraet.u-UI Ui, ;. To K. K. Collins, 8385,000 00 To A. G. Slon, 2!)0,!)00 00 To Arnold Harris, 1110,000 00 I regard them as favorable contracts and the establishment of a regular and speedy inter-cour-e by mail between the Atlantic cities and Oregon, as of the highest national importance. I havo cordially co-operated in the establish ment of the several lines of steamers stipulated uie-o contracts ihirlcennew vessels will ue consiriicieu in the most skillul manner, winch m iy be used as war steamers, and will be avail able mr national purposes on any emergency. ho appointed by the Po-tmister General, shall be . uc-ciMiuiic-is scinuiaie iiiai a man ageni, m ,ilaced and maintained on board. llut as the II.. ..I " now, mi uus ie ,.iiciiiv-oi, .iiiu me ..i...t .. : l. 1. r .1.- 'O- ... , i uu umue iioin coo i ir.isnix, cm paid until vv ilhin the la-t year, nils approved here, unless otl ervvi-o directed, it returns for the quarter endin" Sept. 30, miy bo a question whether the law siilhciently ,,vo ,,,,, ,(.e,i leceivcd : so far the indications provides for the regulation and collection of a-e tint the revenue for that time increased postages by the Post Office Department, anil how about 17 per cent. For tho whole year, the ill tar such receipts would he applicable to the pay- crease is ostim Hed at about ti percent. Tin-, mei.t til these contractors. 1 respectfully submit together with 8200,000 appioprialed for Gov that the necessary legal enactments on the sub- eriiment po-tage as the Iteport says, ject may be made by Congre-s." .. Will make tho revenue of the current year Ihe .Secretary asks Congress tn make an ap- 1.313.157, which will exceed the annual axer propriation for these contracts and to approve or I ,-ge. revenue ol the nine years before the reduc amiulthe term for which they have been made, j tuui of postage, and will' exceed tbe expenih- 1 he Observatory is in successful operation, j tures of the la-t t ear 8333,587. The expeiidi 1 lio refunding of S2.279 20 duties on insiru- wnf ilivrar' I,,,,, ti, -lmi, t In,,,, i k it incuts impoited for its use is a.-ketl for. Tho amounted lo"8 j!l7U,570 08, makiii" only S33, .superintendent was to haxe a salary of 83.000 in? fi t ,,mrn tl..,, ,i. , hut oil ing to a clerical error in tho act prescri-1 Tne expenditure of the present voir will ex bmg the salary he has as yet only received his 'Ceed thai of the last bv the follovviii" sinus: ay as a n ivy lieutenant. Tho necessary enact- j.-or the , Ptranu.r Wusbiupton, S H-V-no muni is asked for. ' I'or the .learner Herman, lor seven mntul.s. 5, :i:i.l At llie Naval School 00 initlshinmen are in attendance ; the school is doing well and an ex-1 cellent thing. An increase of the number of iiiid-hipmen in tho navy to 400 is reeonimenileil. .b:.; r... t. ,.. ivi i-acii itrit useiitacivo in t ie House. The full number of .Marines authorized bv the act of la-t .March have not been appointed. As the additional corps is serving on land and lor the war only, they ought to have bounty land given to soldiers. The corns has serv. "im uisiincuon n Mexico, and is en ,;,i . i , ,i t ,, ., . . tilled lo the f.ivnr.tbb. no, s!,lMr;,t i, r,r i,.,..p..J Tho system of disbursing money and supplies The measure taken for the construction of float- im mo .-.ivy is a goon one, ana worKs well ngilocki at Philadelphia, Kitterv and Pen- i.'. ...:n ,.. , .i ' ,' . , '" ' ; " . "UUjC" 01 "ie 5-,eC'al ,e- roslnuistcr ClcncruPs Iteport. The Report opens with the following state ment : On the 30th of June last the actual nnst rnnt,.. in the United States were 15J.8I8 miles, and the annual transportation ot llie mails over them, was 38,887,891) miles, as follows ., , -Vil. At a coal of On Hailroads, 4,170.403 65J7.I75 l)n rueauiboats, 3,911,319 210,715 Totnl, $-',11.0,816 Since July 1, 1815, tho routes have been in creased 9,878 miles, and the transportation 3, 253.(130 miles. Since the 1st July last, new routes haxe been put in operation 8,239 miles in extent, at an ad ditional cost of $12,013 per nullum. The number of m ill contractors in the ser vice during tho last year xvas 3,059; of route . o . . agents, local agents, and mail messengers, con- nccted with tho mail servico on railroads and steamboats, 18G. Ily the last lettings in Virginia, North and J. .. . . .r ... '.. . . , smMi uaroliua, (ieorgia and Morula, 19 per cent ha been saved on former prices, amounting i,i ft 1 03.097 a year. The number of nost ollices in the whole couu- -,ry xvau incrcateu voj oeivveen Juiy I, taio, and July 1, 1317, making In all lfi,l if). In the last year 8211 were established nnd 231 discon tinued. During the jear H.-lflO Postmasters were changed. Of this number. 2 .133 in roll sequence of death or resignation ; 210 in conse quence 01 changing tho sites of the unices; 21 Ii removed; and three whoso terms had expired were not reappointed. Resignations have not been so frequent since the act of .March 1, 1817, restoring to small I'nctn, icl...u ,1... f 1.! 1 . !l I I . . .. i-,s intuiting pi iv uege. aim increas ing the rales of compensation. The Po.-tmas. tor General says : This change In tho mode of compensating comml-sions has had the effect of -lightly In creasing the compensation of Postmasters w'hose olljccs yielded less than 131,133 25 ; the increase being gradual up tn SC!)0, and on that sum the increase is only 8 10; while there is n gradual decrease from that sum or about 1 per cent, until the sum nf 81,133 25 is obtained ; and upon ollices yielding that sum the compeiis ition to poslmasters under both laws is the same. In the ollices yielding from the sum of .$, 133 25 to SLfln'iil, tho romp-ntsaliou allowed by the act of 1825 exceeds lint .allowed by thej late law, making a graduil decie ise until Ihe stun of S2,dOO is leached, when the lo-s ol compensation amounts to .i!).i. The loss or compensation is gradually diminished until the sum of .s 1,511 a.) is reached, and at that point the roinpeniitirin under both laws is the same. At nlliccs yielding over that sum, the coinpen sation to the po-tinasters is regularly increased 1J percent. An increase of the above compensation is advised. The report continues: The number nf letters and papers mssn" through the United States' Mail, duriti'Mhe lasl year, m ix-he stiled as rollmvs: Paid and unpaid, single rate of 5 cents, 30,15 1ir. o no 10 cents. U.S5 ..V.I' "' """ sieiouooni leners at l cents, , Khi. and steamboat letters lorwarded in the malls from foreiiru couniti,.?. y r..ntu added lo the regular postage. Dropped letters, Primed Circular letters, r.50,900 b05 3 IS l,irj,'i,3ill Totil, 5J,173,sii The free letters sent by persons entitle I to the franking privilege, and those sent free to the Army, it is believed, would not fall short of 6, 0U0,0OO. The newspap:rs passing through the mail annually, are estimated at 55,000,000. Pam phlets and magazines at 2,000,000. The num ber ot transient newspapers, paving three cents each, cannot be ascertained with any accuracy, as the postage is usually returned with that on letters. The dead letters passing through tho offices ascertained, number anuuslly about 1, 80JI.OOO ; xvhich, calculated at an intermediate point, would make an annual hiss to the depart ment of 135.000. The revenues or the Department fiir the year ending the 30th of June la-t, including 805 555 55 due from tho United .States Treasury for the postages of the Government, appropriated hy the 12th section of the act of 3d of March, IS 17, and not drawn from the Treasury, amounted to 83,015,893 3l,exceediiiglhose of the preceding year, by the sum of 8458,003 !Ki, being an in crease of the la-t over the preceding teat of '3iVff per cent, and falling short of the'anniial revenues of the nine tears preceding the first of July, 1815, hy the s'uui of 8HS,"3I 31. Of this sum, there was derived Irom letter postage, including the sum yet due from the 1'rea-ury for the Government postage, the uiii rf 33,'JC1.5rj U'J, which fXCcd l--t ntnoslilt of letter postage ol the preceding year 8372,815 21, making an incieaseof !2rV per cent. while it falls short of the annual average revenues from the same source, for tho nine years prece ding the Ut of July, 1815, the suin ol 8533, 170 91. In tho same time there was derived from the postages on newspapers, pamphlets, etc. .$1,13,- lou 01), unking an increase over the preceding t of 831,018 10, and an u.r the annual average of the nine preceding tears, of SU 1,181 01. This statement includes the sum of A35,G09 ir, 1,,;. 1 1,,-tt,., 11. (-,,.,..,.,, t.,.,i ioort.ttio,, of her closed mails from Uo-toii lo I'. . . ---- ! Canada, part of which proiiertv belongs to the revenues ot the preceding years 1 . . . t- J but was not For cost of I be mail routes, established be ''"' "cl "' a 1 Maieli, Isl7, 59,ooo AJJ for contingencies, "a.iH-o I ....... .. ,., i -s..-,.,., from this sum may he deducted tbe savings which ixere inado in the southern section, nt the lettings in the Spring, which amount to 8108, 007. The means of the Department for iheprf sent year are estimated at $1,313,157 Expeudituies estimated lor the same time I.IW.-.MO Leax ing a surplus of $-13.1,51 The result, says the report, is gratifying. It would have been better if the following previous suggestions of Mr. John-oil haJ beon atlopted : These suggestions refer: 1. 'I'o tho suppress sion of private exprees ; 2. Tho privilege ol sending sealed letters " in relation to the cargo," free over mail routes, is the source of frauds and ought to lie interdicted ; To make the. single letter a quarter or a third of an ounce, instead of a half, &.c. ; 4.To equalize po-tago on newspa pers according to weight; 5. 'I'he payment of postage, or double postage, on all letters pas-ing through the mails for delivery within tho United States, and prepayment on loiters destined for foreign countries', not hiving arrange Hunts with the United States, and on all printed in liter ; and fi. The abolition or modification of the fraukiio. nrivilctrp. Iftho-e niJisiiros wore ado,itol, a lower uni- , fiirm rate of postage would Ik. practicable, though the Department would still have to draw on tbe Treasury for a time. During the war, therefore, 1 no change In the rate of postage is recoinmen-; ded. i During the last two years nut of 87,300,000 revenue, all has been collected but 821,918,31, which is thought to be good. i The expenditures of the Department for tho year ending the 30th of June last, amounted to 83,979,570 G3 which is less than those of the j preceding year by tho sum of 890, Kill, and less than the average expenditure oftho nine 1 years preceding the lstiil'Jiily, 1815. by tliesii.u of 8520,022. The priiicipal'itoiu nf the exne.i-, diture is Ihe sum paid the contractors for tiaiis porting the mills. In tho la-t year theio was paid, for transportation, 82,193,155 Gi, The report then speaks of Railroads and sun dry dlflicultin with them as to transportation; a molificntlnit oftho law sons to given more pre cise basi3 fortho regulation nf the compensation for such service, is suirrrest mI. Tho service to Panama and Oregon h is tint been put in operation, been use it would co-t tit ice as much us was appropriated. Proposals have been issiiid for a line of Mail Steamers around the Coast of Florida, both for convenience ot tho residents and the iidvaht.igo of the revenue. The Mis-inn of M ijor Ilnbhio to Enrnp is spoken i f at length. In England it ,i l.iilure; France was ready in nuke an a. range uieiit, bill it could not ha done now, and i i C?r many everything desirable was acctunpli-h .,1. Tne sea postage, the Iteport s.ij s, -hoi, 1,1 bo reduced and nude uniform in Enoimd and this cojhtry. To bring this about, some legislation is requisite. Heavy penalties are recommended against pri vate expresses carrying loiters bjlween tho United States and foreign countries, unJ against ships delivering letters otherwi-e than th'rougli the Post Oilice. Post Odires hcv: Loen established .tl Anturi 1 and Oregon City. From si,mrv documents attached In the P.e pott tho follo.t ing tables are extracted : , Total Total Aiiiitr allium, Koiitr annual Mite', Maine, N. Hump. Vermont, Mass K Maud, t'ollll. N. Yoik, N Jersey, l'enns. Delaware, Maryland, Vir 'inin. in, in. rnii. .vrirpt, 111110. lost. fii ,, tioniia, y -i,7 -j -.ii 1 , ft'u SI5.P.M 17-.,'J95 3 J.SIl 5.',I3J lili.l-lj 15,013 VMi I9.72J 89,5-11 '.n.ij-i 13I.IJ9 flj,l51 3.1 :M 11,75 si, ma s'.m; 3,IM ysj l.V.J :i..ui IJ.I.ll, II..I07 'Id Ml Mulligan, I j lUTuJ. Indiana, G.Tli) U.tSt Illinois, M,i7l5 Ij.i J, .t iseonsm, ,o7i 2."J.3i1 M,A-a, I, lit I 1,91) IJ.JJ Vlli.ori. 7 s 17 lu;lil l.'ij.llLj-Ceniueky, 7,7,5 5I.I 7.l0.i I'ennessee, li.SJfi J,3.)J 13.1,751 AI11I1 tin 1, r.,5j3 I'-l.lSt IJ'J,I',I5 tlis.sis.,1,1,1 .-it7 N.Carohn-i M.t I7J.5; Arlinus.s, l,i:)7 S.I urolina, I.7IS lid, 15, l.,, Geoigia, 5,701 153,00, Texas, 3.XU S.TCO ,, T""l. ., , , 153jJJ jJ.UCJH Wall agencies on railroads and steamboatj,i.c. 10.153 Total, 8J.ljJ,'J0l .. , year nj laH Hist year ot Milteinriit nf trrm picsml temit. Length ol routes 07.053 miles 07,dlH miles Annual liaiisp'11 13,7.Cl.iij nines 13,971, U'J linlea Annual cost, &J73.5J7 6713,312 Tne letters of Mr. llancroft to Lout Palmer s'nn are al-o communicated. From tl.o report of the Third As.j.tniii lVisim i-ter General vxo learn th it .150,000 dead letters are rejourned quarterly. Five clerks are engaged in this de partment and all 0 lers which contain no valua ble enclosures are burned at the end of each quarter. Money fi d in such letters 1, re-'ii- l.irly deposited with the funds ol the depaitment, subject to the claims of its owners. Admit Stamps we learn tint 8.U,0U0 worth have ben provided, but lb it Ibey have not been to much used as was anticipated. Standing Committees of Congress. OF TI1C SENtTE. On Foreign Relations Mr. t-evier, chairman: Mes.sis. llenton, Yhs,.r, llannegan, .Manguiu. On l'lnaiicc .Mr. Alberion, chairman ; .Messrs. DickiiisLin.Uavion, Hunter, l'belps. () Oimmriic Mr. l),.,th nnu.inj Messrs. Urcese, Johnson ot .limy, and, Cameioii, Umsnf .Mn. On Miniijactiirei .Mr. D.ikni-ui, c.uirman : Xf,.ssr Xl,l..t- r,.l,,,, It. I.. ' I On Agiiciittuir Mr. Mtuiovoii, t l.'ainnan; .Messrs. ' Tin in- , Sjiruanee, Alberion, Corwiu. 1 On MititaiyAfiuii Mr. I'us-, chairman ; Mewri. Uei.ion, Ciilienaeti, Dmsof Ali-aissifpi, IJ.x, UtJ"er, Ku-k. ' On the Militia Mr Hn-k ebi-tn- , Mtrs At clusoii, llit-ene, 1 iiiru.'lu. I'll lerv.tiotl (In iSatul Allan Mr. i'.iuh Id, tliairman : Messrs Vulee, .Miller, Uiight, Joluiouii of .Mmtlaud, Liimeiou. Kader tin I'ubiir LnntLiMr Ureese, t hairi'ian ; Messrs Ashley, Uorvvlu, l'elell, 1,'ilderxvood. On i'rivate Land Claims Mr. Yulee, chairman; Mes,is 1 oote, Johnson ol Louisiana, Downs, lien ten. On Indian A fans Mr. Anhison, tliairman : .Messrs ftevier, l'lielfis, Downs. IMI. Oh Ctaimi Mr. .Miisun.ehiiiriinii j Messrs. We-t-coll, Underwood, llradbuiy, llakhvui Oa Ueioliitiiniaiii Ctuiiiii Mr. llright, clubman ; .Mes-is. liiatlbury, I'phnui, Kusk, Johnson ot Louis. I ,,Oi: the Judicium- Mr A-hley. cbaiimau : .Messrs. buller, lleirien, We-ieoti, D.ijton. On the J'u,t Ul)ire and J'ust Holds Mr. Ndes, c'.i.iinnaii ; .M,-s,s .-turgeon, lV.iiee,, Corvvm. On lioailt nnd ''uiiulSr ll.inm, cbaiiinau : Messrs I note, L'liiikf.Murjjfoti.Spruaiicv Uu I ciiiiunxr .loluisouol Loui-iana,; I "rpr"'1'el'll,l'lielps.D,,,sol Mississippi, ildvt ui. i Ot the IJistiit-t nt t'llum'na-Mr i.'anieion, cbair l.iau; .1 ssr-. llu.iler, .tlnl, r, I'ot.le, Creelle. On I'alriiti and the Patent ( Mr. We-lcoit, i hiiini.ui; .i.-sss. 'l'urney, is, ot .Massachusetts, Dick iisou, li.ij ton. On lirtiennimenlMr. Turney,chaitinan ; I) mylas, .lmuiii,, Cl.nk Ott 7Viii(ti,n .tr. Douglas, ebairuiTl; .Vessis. llrmhl.c. iiijion. Duller, Dn.sol .Uas-uclms ik i U.i I'iimc lluildiiigHMi. Hunier, chairman ; .wss,s uite, jiuaui e 'to An tit uittLi.itul ,h Cmlmgeiit Exptnui of t ie -.aitfMi. JVlcu, cliiiiuian; .li.K-rs. .Nilcs. rtarce. On l'i tilling Mr. lliadbury, chairman; .Vessrs. Lanleroll, lilt rue. Otl Eugiossed Uilh-Mr Djivns.ihauurin ;.Vrrs .17 is,,n, Ii.hUm in. I On tiie l.ibiaiyMr rearce, ihainuan; .Vesrs. Divis ,i .1 ssissippi, .l.ison, I Oti Cinolud ti,llsMr. Husk, chairman; Mr. Fplriiu. OF THE I!0l'T- Cjmniitter of Election, liiclnrd W. Thompson, .Muihii, LtiC.en It Chase, 'atli.unel Uojden, 'rimoiby Jenkins, John fall Djke, alitl J. Dixon Ko inait. Oj U'uiji uitd Means Samuel F Vinton, Knbert Toombs, j.iiiu s J .McKay. Cbiiles Iluil.son, lieotj-e S. Ilou-lon, Chllles t. Moiehead, James I'ollocl., H. imuel (J. Miibbaitl, and lle.irj Nicoll. Oj Ciaiun. John A Kockwed, John Crowell, Jnlui II. J. Daniel, William Nelson, Diud, (leorga li Daily, 'riioiu is W. Li'uii, Thomus . I'lournoy, anil Jdint's 11 'I'tiomas. On ('minuet ie Wasliiiuton Hunt, Joseph firin nell, liieli.nd F. Simpson, Moses lliimpiiui, 'riiumas 11. Tiuhod eaux, John A c-itLv -trlli , Da hej S. lilcuoiy, Arclutiaid Aikin-jii, an I King-l. v S lliujihiiu. " On Public .nun's. oh conaini r, Aietinder II. Siepheiis, John A M, Clernaud, Harm-it Dancuii, Kieii-irtl llrodliena, llttv,-)- I'lttiinm, J,,i,n J.tinieson Alexander L'lan-, and U iiiiaiiis.ui It. W Cohb. ' On the J'ul (ijlice and Past JImhIs. U iliiam I, (?o,'in, Joseph .il lioot, Chailes Drown, Duuel U Si. J hn, John ri. Phelps, Khslui Umbree, tieoiije '. Jones, Abiiibam Lincoln, and David S Kauiinaii far the llistmt aj CiluiiOnii. John li Clripinan 1-letlellik A. 'l.llllliadi;e, James .McDowell, tsh iiiL'lon llinow, Uilaiulo fl I'lekbn, vtiluam lltnty Alexander 1). Siius, U'lioinas O. uiwards, anJ lienia uiiii II I Illusion. OatheJudicijiij Joseph I! Imjersoll. Geo. Ash mini, John I'eiiit, .Nathan K 11. II, John 11 l.uiiiikin, Jauits ) xun Uiclurd Funch, John L. Tujlor, uud Kichard Iv. .Meade On Uecolutianniy Claims. Daniel 1. Kmc, Chef, ter llaller, I laukliu W Uowdon, llobeii 1.. liise. A'i'ed, Divid Outlaw, Jonathan D. .Morns, tt i liaiilA et II, and Lphntuii K Stnait. O.i I untie t.t,ie,idituiea. 'riionuis L L lineman, John Minimi, lleiuv lledmiter, A tenuis Utile. Wil urd I'. Hall, John W. Jones, Luule La tiere, Frank lin L'lalk, uud llarmuns) Couirer On Piirate Lund C.aiins John f!a)le, Jasper I. Ilrady, James It. liowhu, William W. Wick, D.ivid Huitlsey, Jr , John If. llarinaiisoii, Patrick W. Tomp kins. Kichaid S. ( uuby, uud Audit vv Johnson. Oi Muiiufactuies Andrew Siewan, Ames Ab boll, Joseph A V tsidwaid, John W Ifousien, Joseph U Udsall, t;imhiiii sstierrill, William CJ. Jliovvn, John U Cuslield, and Jsines II Jnlinn. Oi Agriculttiie ilu'di While, Augustus II. Shen. peril, William Savvjer, John li. ralhey, Sampson iv. llnrns, Wilhdiii Koikbill, ll.ram lleiilar, William Thompson, and John I. Shnterland. Ot iaiotii Ajairs. .Meie.hihl' (.entry, Daniel M. Bariinijer Jacou 'I'tionii'soii, Abraham U. Alcllvaine, I. barles W l aibcait, Joshui It (iiddmus, Lucius j, l'eik, Avieit lluckner.aiid Uobeit W Johu-ou. On .V Hilary Ajlairt. John Al. Uotis, Armisteod Unit, James i ilsa-.ii. Hugh A- Jt.m Dukey Linn lloxd, Dudley Marvin, William T. IlMkril,.nl L'jxil Iis!.tr si lt llirt ' e. of tht,

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