Newspaper of Evening Star, June 15, 1857, Page 2

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EVENING STAR. WASHINGTON CITY: MONDAY '??<" 15,18JT . Delayed Letters.?Wo publish to-day the first of our two letters from St. Louis that should have appeared hi the Star ere printing those descriptive of the journey from that city to Chicago. The letter appearing to-day is preliminary to the one descriptive of the cere monies at the great St. Louis celebration. SPIRIT OF THE MORNING PRESS The Intelligencer rejoices to find the Journal of Commerce taking the ground it occupies with reference to the insufficiency of the reasons al leged by the British Government?through Lord Palmerston's recent speech in the House of Com mons?for the rejection of the amended Claren don-Dallas treaty. That reason was. in few words, because the United States in one of these amendments refused to become a party to the treaty ceding the Bay islands back to Hondu ras. which treaty this Government had never seen The Journal in the article the Intelli gencer quotes, points out with force the fact that the details cf the treaty between Honduras and England being matters of their concern only, there was no propriety ?on the part of England) in calling on u? to endorse (sanction) it and further, that aa the point achieved by that treaty was in strict accordance with the point so strenuously contended for by this Gov ernment in the Clayton-Bulwer treaty negotia tions?the point that the Bay islands are the property of Honduras, not England?the excuse alleged by Palmerston is, to say the least of it? a singular one. In our judgment it is a mere subterfuge, resorted to to defend a senseless and weak act?nothiug more. The Union rejoices over the result of the re rent Virginia election as a great Democratic triumph; which it was. indeed. NOTES BY THE WAY. [ Editorial Corresj>oKdenre of The Star ] STEAMING ON THE KuAD?PENNED BT STEAM. [No. 14.] June 6. 1857. The booming of cannon and the swarming of the hive awoke all on the three huge steamers at an early hour yesterday morning to active preparations for the festival about to come off in St. Louis. At seven we sat down to an am ple breaktast. provided on each b>at, and at its conclu ion the moorings were cast off. and. with band pl?<ying and guns firing, wc were carried upon a steamboat excursion for a view of the city from all points of its water front. Thus, twice up and down the river, the Baltimore, Illinois and Di Vernon swept past this remark able capital, to be. evidently, in time oniy sec ond to New York in business importance. From the decks all the excursionists (most of whom were never before so far West) were eagerly stretching their necks to catch glimpses of the streets, at right-angles to the river, a? they rapidly opened before us. The windows in sight from the steamboats, as well as the streets and many of the house-tops, were crowded with human beings as eagerly scan ning our company. Among them were the military and the fire department of the city, whose dashing uniforms and fine music added brilliancy to the scene. At 10 a. m., we were landed under the direc tion of the committee, and passing the military in review, were soon seated in omnibuses drawn by six and four horses and carriages: forty eight of the former and eighty of the latter Laving Wn provided, as well as other wagons of various descriptions sufficient to carry the balance of the city's guests. The procession? municipal authorities, committees, guests, and the military and fire department?then pro ceeded through several of the principal 9treets of St. Louis to the fair grounds, the most mag nificent in all respect in this country. These jrTOunds (situated three miles out from the court-house,) were donated to the city by a Mr. O Fallen, a St. Louis millionaire, and are fif teen acres in extent; worth, when given. Some $S0.O(?O. Aa much more has been expended on them Their natural advantages for such a pur pose are great. On the whole, they are indeed worthy of the remarkable business enterprise and pecuniary liberality of this, by long odds, greatest city of this wonderful western country. In all their appointments, good taste and a de termination to excel were apparent. But to return to the proceeding* of the ex cursionists. Our line of march was through a sea of upturned and downturned faces Even in New } ork. I never saw a greater crowd out upon a gala day occasion. In truth, very nearly the whole of the city's 200.000 souls, either accompanied us or were stationed at points on our line of march, to view the specta cle. The native population of St. Louis as it wa3 thus exhibited to us, will vie with any in the I nion in ail the elements going to make np the best ?'peeimens of Americans of the North Its foreign bom population, ai that of Cin cinnati.?Germans almost entirely, so far as one could judge from the display in the streets? appear to have been greatly influenced by the difference in the general characteristics of the Americans by whom they are surrounded; being quicker in their motions, more energetic and intelligent, and less phlegmatic than those of Ohio's commercial metropolis. They are. however, characterized evidently by the same baneful influences of a nationality within our rationality, which so marks the German popu lation of the V. e;t. We went for a mile through one street, where at least fifty thousand persons were stationed, (not one in ten of whom were, apparently, to the manor born,) whose dress manners Ac . lold the tale that they had merely ? hanged their dwelling place?not their habits of thought, principles, customs, or any other element of their existence, which must be changed ere they can l?ecome bone of our bone and flesh of our flesh. Many of them keep busi r.ess places, the sigu^ of which give assurances that they have been in St. Louis long enough to remember when it was comparatively a small town. Yet they wear the clothes of Germany to this hwur. and their children born here know little of the English tongue, and continue to re ceive their leseons of the fitness of things almost entirely from the class of (so called) '? reform ers." who. on landing in this country, ?et up the trade of modifying the system of the United, religious, moral and industrial. With us of the East, and more especially everywhere (east of the Alleghanies) out of a few large cities, we see little of all this; and lrom the comparative sparseness of this particu lar description of population, cannot easily real ue the extent of its isolation in the cities of this revtiuu of the I nion from the native population. the rivil disadvantages that exist in prospe? tive from the existenceof this German nationali ty within our own, as here manifested; und from its apparent almost entire control by the few re*lkse, crazed. and self-sufficient minds around which it concentrates?which it too frequently makes its god8. rejecting all the eontroling in fluences of a revealed religion, and modeling its views of right and wrong almost wholly upon t! * fallie 80 exploded philosophy an nounced from the never idle tongues and pens of its teachers, such as I describe above. While I shall ever opInNW political mmttwmam with the uncompromising hostility which, the Star s readers know well. I entertain towards it a? being fraught w th far greater dangers to the State than even the things I have been de scribing above I shall certainly rejoice when J>abiic opinion comes to act with efficiency upon this subject divested of temporary political con fideration* when it is uo longer the lever with which unscrupulous native demagogues are doing their best to reduce the native Amer ican popular mind to a worse condition than that in which the teachings of the German pseudo-reformers seek to keep that of the Ger mans of America, and wkon it shall also be di vested of its dangerous consequenoes to the rights of conscience in the matter of religion. W. D. W?h. WASHINGTON NEWS AND GOSSIP. Cooi..?" One of the weaknesses of people at the North 5* a dislike to we an honest man, earn ing an honest livelihood in a free Htate. pounced upon in broad daylight by United States officers, in the bouse of his employer, and forced to de fend himself with deadly weapons, to prevent his being carried to hopeless ana cruel bondage Another of our prejudice* is a prejudice against the arrest of free citizens, under cover of law, for affording aid and protection to wretched fugi tives, flying from labor without wages, from pun ishment without trial, from suffering without hope. Our Southern neighbors know perfectly well how sensitive we are on these points, and how apt we are to lose our temper and commit acts of violence, when our foolish passion for liberty and equal rights is roused. Why not deal tenderly with us? Why not respect our weak ness ? Why does not the South, for the sake of that peace and harmonv for which she asks us to sacrifice so much, make some little sacrifice her self? Why not collect among the sons of chiv alry enough money from time to time to compen i sate the owners of fugitive slaves, and thus avoid | rousing the fiercest enmities, and convulsing whole States from border to border, by attempt ing to enforce a law which every Northern mo ther who has ever read the story of the Good Samaritan, or ever felt a generous impulse rise in her heart, must teach her children to disregard and abhor. Why for the sake of a paltry $1,500 worth of damaged goods, bring about such dis orders as have recently occurred in Ohio, and Slace the Federal and Vnited States officers in eadly collision? The Fugitive-slave law is law. but so long as all that Is best and noblest amongst the white population of the North rises up against it in bitter hostility, the luan who at tempts to enforce it, is the sworn foe of the Union."?AVm? York Times, June It. The above is the language of the New York city journal that, having not long since been a Republican party organ, is now lustily pro claiming its independence of the idiosyncrasies of that organization, and claiming popular ap plause on the ground that it has turned over a new leaf?has become a national journal?in the sentiments and views it inculcates. We have to say that if such arc the views of the national portion of the North, tliey are in principle every whit as repulsive to the .South as those of Garrison and his followers, v.ho claim the right to force our section of the Con federacy to do that which this journal thus essays to coax us to do. That is, for the sake of propitiating Northern anti-slavery senti ment of the era, to surrender our rights under the Constitution so plainly guaranteed that tho conductors of the Times make no pretence to the contrary. >\e are asked to surrender that right because, forsooth, the North is "sensi | tive ' on the point of complying with the guar ; antecs it came under to us to induce the South ! ern sovereigns of the Confederacy to consent to 1 a political union with it. AN e. too, arc *' sensitive,1' extremely so. upon the subject of the existence of custom's taxes which accord "protection" (bonuses) to north ern manufacturing capitalists out of our pockets; for which, we hold, there is no warrant in the constitution. Were the South to claim the right to nullify the tariff law?to supply herself with imported goods such as the North lives by manufacturing?without paying duties upon them, we should at once find every such coaxing journal as the Ti mes engaged in exploding, rather than bolstering this right to nullify on account of the "sensitiveness'' of public opin ion. In the case stated by the Times there is no question as to the existence of a solemn guarantee on the part of iue North to do what it now profeaseB *o greatly to abhor to do. In the case we state, few at the South believe and admit that we are under the slightest constitu tional obligation to submit to an exaction of a j>enny from us by the general Government di rectly or indirectly, save for its immediate sup port. But the Times, as the price of a cessation of the Abolition war upon us, not only demands that we shall quietly surrender the guarantied right to the- return of our fugitive slaves, but that we shall tax ourselves, collectively, with the value of each fugitive slave enticed off by the North, to be paid to the individuals among us thus losing their property by way of stopping their mouths . If such is to be the new theory of the continuance of the Union?and it is but a natural step forward in the doctrine upon which the policy of compromising the plainly written rights of the South is based?we ap prehend that the I imes will find the unani mous .vouth the sworn foe of the Union essayed to be administered on any such principles. It is not " the I nion made by our fathers?the only Union we are under the slightest obliga tion to maintain. First, we were called on to surrender rights of co-equality in the results to be derived from the legislation (taxation) of the General Government, for the pecuniary advan tage of the North. Having, for the sake of ? peace and harmony," submitted to that ex action. we are now called on to surrender our right under the constitution to the return of our fugitive slaves, because the Northern popular mind has become of late " sensitive'' upon the p int of complying with their obligation to that end! U. S. Mails to California.?The following are the bids for carrying the United States mails overland to California : S. Howell and A. &. Pace; from Gaines's Landing, on the Mississippi, to San Francisco; to commence at Vicksburg, if preferred? weekly, $1,000,000 for the first year. $800,000 tor the second, $700,000 for the third, and $4100.000 for the fourth year. James E. Birch ; from Memphis to San Fran cisco?semi-weekly, $600,000. James Glover ; from Memphis or Vicksburg? semi monthly. $-500,000; weekly, $150,000; semi-weekly, $600,000. John Butterford, Wm. B. Dinsmore, Wm. G. Fargo, James V. P. Gardner, Marcus L. Kin yon, Hamilton Spence, and Alexander Holland; from St. Louis?weekly, $460,000; semi-week ly, $600,000. David D. Mitchell, Samuel B. Churchill, Robert Campbell, Wm. Gilpin, and others? semi-weekly. $600,000. John Butterford, Wm. B. Dinsmore, Wm. G. Fargo, and others ; from Memphis?semi monthly, $300,000; weekly, $450,000; semi weekly. $595,000. John Butterfield and others; from St. Louis ?semi-monthly, $.'500,000; weekly, $150,000 ; semi-weekly, $585,000. . aines Johnston, jr.. and Joseph Clark ; from St. Louis semi-monthly, $260,000; weekly, $390.000; semi-weekly, $520,000. Wm. Hollingshead, the President of the Min nesota. Nebraska, and Pacific Mail Transporta tion Company, put in a bid. but it was irregu lar, being alter time proposing to perform the semi-weekly service for $550,000. John Butterfield and others are willing to stipulate in the contract that the route indicated by them may be modified aud changed to the north or south to avoid any obstacle that may be found by experience to interfere with tho I safe and regular transmission of the mails. Gone ?Very few strangers remain in Wash ington at this time engaged in the interminable and disagreeable work of seeking office for themselves or friends. The appointment of a f jw to diplomatic and consular posts announced about the 1st inst.. with an intimation from the Executive that be should for the present de cline making more such changes, caused most of those then here on such business to leave us. The warm weather which we have subsequently had haa carried off moat of the balance. Office soeking is, of itaelf, an intensely heating busi ness; too moeh so by long odds to be prose cuted under diaoouraging circumstances in Washington, during the summer months. We congratulate the Government on thus being relieved, so soon, from that most interminable bore of all the many bores to which gentlemen in their positions have been subject ever since it became fashionable to hold that it is the duty of the General Government to do every thing for every body. The New Steam Sloops-of-War.? We hear, on authority on which we hare reason to place confidence, that the Secretary of the Na vy, on the solicitation of members of the New Nork city delegation in Congress. has deter mined to have one or two of the five steam sloops-of-war ordered to be built at the last session constructed by contract, at some private ship building yard In a commercial point of view this decision is important, insomuch as the fact that the Government of the United States thus patronizes private American me chanical enterprise, must tend to induce for eign governments to look to our ship builders more than heretofore, for the prompt construc tion of similar vessels. The Naval Courts of Inquiry.?To-day, before Court No. 1, in the case of ex-Lt. Reed, Lieuts Glassen. Berry man. and Surgeon John T. Mason have been examined, all of them having been called on his behalf. This Court then adjourned on account of the absence of witnesses from a distance, whose arrival is ex pected by the opening of the Court to-morrow. Before Court No. 2, Mr. Phillips, counsel for Lt. Alex. Gibson, read that gentleman's de fence. and the Court were deliberating on his case as the Star went to press. No bufcino?s was transacted before Court No. .3 to-day, owing to the death of a member of the family of its President, Commodore Newton. Declined.?We have every reason to believe that Col. John W. Forney, on Saturday, sent to the President his declension of the latter's offer to him of the U. S. Consulship at Liver pool, tendered some time since. Col. F. designs returning to Pennsylvania, where he will be accompanied by the warmest wishes for his happiness and prosperity of as large and at tached acircle of personal friends as ever a gen tlcmau acquired anion;? the citizens of Wash ington, through an official residence here. n Tnt Graduates.?The following is a list of the Midshipmen who have just passed the usual examination at tho V. S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., and have therefore been ''war ranted" as Passed Midshipmen in the Navy of the United States. Viz: 1. F. B. Blake; 2. J. W. Alexander; 3. II. D. Todd; 4. C. J. Graves; 5. J. M. Pritchett; 6. E. Terry; 7. B. Wilson; 8. T. M. Mills; 9. M. Bunce; 10. J. W. Kelly; 11. II. B. Seely ; 12. F. V. McNair; 13. A. R. Yates; 11. H. W. Miller; 13. C. Merchant. The Naval Courts of Inquiry ? At the rate at which the ca9es so far disposed of by these Courts have been tried?and we can vouch for the industry and perseverance, as well as pa tience, with which they have discharged the onerous duty devolved on them?we see no rea son to hope that they will be able to get through with the cases of all the officers who have enter ed appeals to them, fur at least six months to come. Navy Officers Ordered.?l'he following Passed Midshipmen have been ordered to the United States steam-frigate Minnesota. Viz : F. B. Blake, H. D. Todd, C. Y. Graves. E. Terry, II. B. Seely, F. V. McNair and H. W. Miller. The following Passed Midshipmen have also been ordered to the steamship Mississippi. Viz : J M. Pritchett, T B. Wilson, T. B Mills and A. R. Yates. Colonel John W. Forney.?We hear that a number of thij gentleman's personal friends in Washington, without distinction of party, are preparing to compliment him with a public* din ner, ere he removes finally to his home in Phil adelphia. It is said that he has accepted their invitation. So the affair will probably soon come off. ? Ex-Gov. Wright, of Indiana.?This distin guished gentleman will probably leave Wash ington to-morrow, for his home- Though there is a rumor that he will decline the mission to Berlin we doubt the fact, and shall look for him to sail for Europe in the course of the next month?July. Seamen Arrived.?A draught of eighteen fine seamen reached this city from the Balti more Station's Receiving ship on Saturday eve ning last, under charge of Lieut. Rainey, for the Plymouth, now to sail on an ordnance expi mental cruise. The Wilmington (N. C.) Marine Hospital. The bids for the Wilmington (N. C.) Marine llospital were opened to-day at 1 o'clock p. m., at tbe Treasury Department. The award will not probably be made for some days to come. The Consul Generalship to Canada.?Our decided impression is, that it has been deter mined to substitute the Hon. Wyman S. B. Moor, of Maine, for the present incumbent, Mr. Andrews, in this position. The Secretary of War.?The Hon. John B. Floyd is expected to return to Washington this evening, or to-morrow, from his recent trip to West Point. The Weather.?The following report of the weather for this morning is made from the Morse Telegraph line to the Smithsonian Institution, and will be continued daily when the line is in working order. The time of observation is about 7 o clock ft. m.: June 15,1857. New York, N. Y clear, pleasant. Philadelphia, Pa clear, pleasant. Baltimore, Md clear. Washington. D. C clear, warm. Richmond, Va clear, warm. Petersburg, Va...... warm, pleasant. Raleigh, N. C clear, pleasant. Wilmington, N. C clear, warm. Columbia, S. C clear, hot. Charleston. S. C cloudv, warm. Augusta. Ga clear, warin. Savannah, Ga very warm. Macon. Ga clear, very warm. Coluinbux, Ga clear, very warm. Montgomery, Ala cloudy, warm. Mobile, Ala clear, warm. Gainesville, Mis; clear, pleasant. New Orleans, La. clear, pleasant. The following reports have been furnished by tbe National Telegraph line : From thi West. Frederick. Md clear, warm. Cumberland, Md clear, warm. Harper's Ferry clear, warin. Hagerstown. Md cloudy, pleasant. Martinsburg rlear,*wann. Wheeling, Va clear, pleasant. Winchester clear, warm. At Washington, yesterday at 9 p. m., the barom* eter was 30,115; tke'rmometer 74*. This morning at 7 o'clock, barometer 30,155; thermometer 74*. From Libebia.?The schooner Antelope, at Boston from Monrovia, brings Liberia advices to the 5th ult. The extra session of the legislature had adjourned after admitting Cape Palmas as a county of the republic on terms of equality with Mesurado, llassa and Sineo. The Cape ralmas difficulties with the natives had been settled. There was some scarcity of food but the new rice crop was promising. U- 8. Skxatob rbom Sooth Cabolisa.?It Is on reliable authority, that t he appol ntinent of U.B Senator from South Carolina, to fill the place of the late Judge Butler, will be tendered to Gov. Hammond, though It Is not certain that he will accept it. Should he not, and Col. Pick ens decline the Russian Mission, the lattervrill probably be selected for the Senatorship. PERSONAL. Hon James Thorlnjjton, of Iowa, is at the Kirkwood House .... Ex-Governor K. Louis Lowe, of Maryland, 1* in thU city, at Wiliards'. So also lb ex-Presi dent Mirabeau B. Latnar, of Texa' . The Union savs thit according to a recent letter from Favettevllle, N. C., the health of ex SecWtary Dobbin ?'l? slowly Improving. His cough is ellll troublesome, but his general health Is lKttpr<" Hon. John B. Hasklns, Member ele;t from N?w York: Hon. H. B. Todd, of New York; Judge Buchanan and Hon. P. F. Thomas, of Maryland; Com. M. Smith, I*. 9. N.; Wm Rice, editor of the Pennsylvania^ and Gen. Tyler, ol Philadelphia, are at Willards'. Among the passengers from the South, says the Panama Star. we notice William F. Nye, Ksq., of Valpariaso. who is on his way to the United States, with the object of building steam tugs for bay ef Valparaiso, which he has obtained a special privilege from the Chili government. .... Mr. John Newton, a son of Commodore Newton, U. 9. N., a member of one of the naval conrts now in session here, was found on Friday night last, at the corner of Front and Fulton streets. New York city, lying in an Insensible condition. There wo*"a deep "gwh over the left eye, and a contused wound on the back of his head Foul play is suspected, and a post mortem examination was ordered." So snys the New York correspondent of the National Intelligeucer?j He was dountless assassinated. j] Cot. Crabb'i III Starred Sonora Exped Tio:*.?Our flies of California papers give full particulars of the sad fate of the Crabb expedition. It seems that Crabb was connected, by marriage, with one of the most powerful native families of Sonora. and that on his visit to that place some ten months ago he had several interviews with the chiefs of one of the paities of the civil war then raging in Sonora. It wxs represented to him that the people of Sonora were anxious to declare their independence preparatory to annexation to the United States, for oppression was the only re sult of their connection with Mexico, and that with the co-operation of Americans the project was entirely feasible. Crabb returned to California to raise men, but bcfoie his return to the scene of action some soit of compromise was made between the contending factions and Crabb'* party, unsupported, perished in the attempt to establish themselves at Cavoca, Sonora. So say Crabb's sympathisers. A correspondent of the San Diego Herald says : '?All was bad management, want of experience and a clear rushing upon a deadly fate. Crabb entered Cavorca with eighty-four uien. All of these were killed with the exception of the youngest, said tohave been spared by the Mexi can commander, Garcia. The name of thesurv'. vor is unknown, but he is said to lie a boy of l.? or 17. The Mexicans at Cavorca were about 500 strong. "Col. R.N. Wood, late Fillmore elector, is among the dead. ?'The influence of litis afluir upon Americans is very bad. Our prestige is entirely destroyed? the Mexicans arcloud in tlieir >>ousts, our dreaded invincibility is gone, and nothing but a great vic tory will restore it. Even the Indians now say we are of no account, and they will kill small parlies when they meet them. Heretofore Amer icans have had much greater security than any other people." GEORGE TO \VN AFFAIRS. Correspondence of The Star. Georgetown, June 15,1857. An item of ours in the Star of the 11th instant, in relation to what is known as the gag law in our Public Schools, having given offence to the Secretary of the Board of Guardians, and the said individual having seen fit, in a lengthy coinmu I nication. to attempt upon us the tanning process, even impugning our motives,&c., you will please permit us, in self defence, to reply as briefly as the na'ure of the case will permit. Ilis attempts to draw us into a controversy are subjects entirely foreign to the 4*gag law.' be cause we have seen fit to hold the complaints of parents, and his no-proof assertion of our enmity to the Public S-hoois for the same cause, shall pass oft' unheeded, except with the simple re mark that we certainly have not in the Public

Schools an enemy that we desire to punish, or a Particular friend to reward. When we penned he article alluded to, our only object was to call 1 the attention of the proper school authorities to the introduction of a rule of discipline which had given great otleuce to many of the parents whose I children attend these schools, and which had be come a town talk, under the impression that im mediate steps would t?e taken to silence the clam or by removing the cause of offence. But to the cam of .Mr Hyde, secretary. Mr. H. attempts to make It appear that we in our article have done violence to the truth and morality. In regard to this charge we ask the careful reader and discerning puolic to peruse carefully both of our articles, and then decide between us. In our article we simply stated that this unpopular species of punishment had been ] introduced into a portion of our public schools We d!d not say upon how many it had been in flicted ; what kitid of siick was hs*h1 for the pur pos<?whether long or short, thick or thin, rough or smooth, pine or oak. We only assorted that gag law had been resorted to in the schools by s ime of the teachers, and this charge Mr. H. hon estly and full}-corroborates in his card of Satur dav last. ?o according to Mr. lode's own showing, we have not been guilty eCenv breach of morali I ty in uttering the charge. Mr. H. further says. I that we were appealed to to retract what we had said. This we must emphatically deny. He is the only interested person who a^ked us any questions in relation to the paragraph, and hecau I bear us witness that he made no such request. Not he. Mr. H. is a man of too much good I sense and prudence, to ask of us or any one else tli<* retiaction of a statement, which he himself has publicly corroborated as true Again, Mr. II. says: ??Hut two children had this puuishment inflicted upon them," and that " in less than one I minute" the gag produced the desired eflect.vix: secured silence. We suppose it did while in the mouth of the child, but not in the sense in which he would have us believe it did. This we think I is setting the pegs up rather too straight. Now, ?o far from there t?eing only two. upon whom this punishment was inflicted, we think we can find | nim ten times that number, and some, where the I children have )>eeii taken away from school, by their parents or guardians, ana afterwards were permitted to return upon the solicitations of the I teachers, and the assurance that the gag should I no more lie inflicted upon theiu. A;?to the cure being effected to the extent Mr. H. would have us believe, in "less than one min ute," all that we have to say is, that it was a won 1 derfnl achievement; and that "a little soft clean I pine stick," Is certainly a wonderful charin. Again: Mr. H. endeavors to make it appear that we acted reprehensiblv, by not making pro Cer inquiries about the matter." To whom would e have us go fur the truth .' To the delinquents. I Surely, he uon't suppose us verdant enough to pursue such a course as that Does not Mr. Hyde himself assert that this odious rule had been the subject of town talk two weeks l?efore our article was penned ' And, notwithstanding, he seeks to make it apjiear that our item raised the clamor. He acknowledges that the complaints had become so general that some of the Uuaidiaus and one ot the City Fathers deemed the matter of sutticient importance to demand of them an investigation, such as it was, the day upon which cards of merit were awarded to the pupils, viz : t riday, the 5th Inst., just six days before our article made its ap pearance. We regret the necessity which compelled us In the first place to notice the matter, but so much having been said upon the subject, as Mr. H. ad I mits in his communication, by parents who had either sent or were sending tnejr children to the fiublic schools, that we felt it our duty to notice t. We could not say to the parents what Mr. H. I tells them in his communication, " you are mis informed, every ninety-nine out of a hundred who I make a complaint know nothing personal about I it," for the simple reason that I did not thluk that the one hundredth parent would coine for waid (admitting that that number send their children to the schools) after the ninety-ninth one had been thus treated. Neither could we consent that parents should accuse us of conniv ing at the before-mentioned punishment, or of beTng a simpleton or coward, one of which they certainly would, had we, as " the only channel to the public mind." kept silent upon the subject. Under all the circumstances, we deemed It our duty to bring the matter to the attention of the School Guardians, but little dreaming that in so doing we were to be made the object of a violent attack in advance of any action of thelr?. One portion of our article to which the gentle man takes particular exception I withdraw, for I feel confident that 1 wronged the Chinese, Ac., by asserting thut such a mode of punishment might suit them. Such an Ingenious people would only study out some such punishment for their Stuti officers, and not their children. The name of a gag. even admitting that It Is no louger than one's little finger, has to freemen, or those desirous to be such, so repulsive and dis gusting a feature, that we doubt whether the gen tleman could succeed in getting up a"catdof thanks" in any community under the sun, to the teacher, male or female, as the case may be, who siw fit to first introduce it into a school as a mode of punishment for little children. In conclusion, if It is such an admirable rule, and produces such wondeiful effects In so short a space of time (" less than one minute,") and if it is a rule of the children's own adoption, as the j gentleman declares it was, why was it not kept i up, made general, and carried Into the senior de partment of the male school also? Echo answers why. We might, however, give a guess why It was not. Either the children would not submit to It, which would be tantamount to saying that the teacher is unable to govern them, a thing Mr. H. would not like to tellhim, or else the teacher , Is possessed of too much humanity to Infliet any , such odious punishment. Spectator. ] (Y^=?NOTICK.?Ther* will b* a statad meeting of I Mf the mmWl of tha Horticultural Sociaty at their nnrni*. ?r H str??t, l?t*#Mi 13th and 14th st>.. or WEDNESDAY EVENING, Ue nth insta at, at 7 ?'clock. ? w7*U< t H ES, je 15-at Secretary. ivr=?THK LADIES OF ST. JOHN'S Chcicr. UjF Grorsetowa, intend holding * FESTIVAL r>Tthe benefit of the Sunda> School, at Pompeian Hail, (Union Hotel,) on the evaaings <>fTl ESl>A\ and Wednesday, the ISth apd ink,at 7 o clock p. m. Th? friend* of th<* <>ld Church, and t ha pub no.are earnestly requested to aid them with their donations and attendants*. It rv~^? WASHINGTON SEMINARY.?Persons indebted to this Institution are requested to inake payment to the Treasurer before the 1st July. At that time all unsettled billa will be plaoed in the hands of a oollector. ? _ }m 15-St* HENRY IIOBAN. Treaa. NATIONAL GREYS, ATTENTION.* II * You are requested to attend an adjourned meeting of the Company. THIS (Monday) EN EN 1NG. June 15th, at 8 o'clock. c It* R. GRIMES, Sec. (Y^NOTICE TO THE JOURNEYMEN Blacksmith* of Washington, D. C.? Th' Journeymen Horse-Shores are reuue-ted to attend a meeting *t the" City Hall, on WEDNESDAY NIGHT next, at 8 o'clock, for business that will be made known to them at the time of meeting It* ry-p?\VF,THE UNDERSIGNED, DRY GOOD IJ. 5 Merchants of Georgetown. D. C., do agree to clo** our storea at 7Vo'clock, (!*iturda nights ex cepted,) from the IStn of June to the 15th of Sep tember: _ ? John H. Smoot, W. R. Hc*i?li, MayfieldA Browjc, A. F.OffcttA Co., H. E. Bf.rry, S. Kohlbkro. je !3-3t STR A W B E R R1ES.?Those wanting tine If Strawberries can get them either by the sau ceror in large quantities at the Philadelphia loe Cream Depot. cornT 12th and F atreeta. je9-lw* -r^F-NOTICE TO TAX PAYERS.?The Tax ?L3 Eisti for the present year?1857iare now in ra> hands for collection. Those who shall pay their taxes prior to first day of July next, will Iw allowed ? discount of six per cent. C. F. SHEKEL!., Collector. Georgetown. D.C. jc3-lm* Lime, lime, lime. AT ft' CTS. PER BARREL. f Pure Wood-burnt LIME, fresh drswn from the iln every three hours, for sale at the above price in quantities to suit purchasers, bv q BURROWS A WILLETT, at the new Lime-Kiln, on New Jersey avenue, je 15-3t bet. D and E ats. south, near the Capitol.? THE COMET PASSED.?The artist. Signor Stahlixi, of Schwal>eno, in ItaJ), has junt tin- , islied 111 fresco oil-paiittiuz, after the old Italia school, the passage at Charles Werner's. Anvtody going up to his saloon to take a glass of Humphrey's & Jueu^man's cul?l?rated Imager-Beer, recommended by all Doctors as the healthiest leverage of the sea- j son, can see it without extra charge. je 15-3t CJEM I-ANNUAL NOTICE.?We are busily er gaged miking oil all open accounts on our l>ooks, and shall as usual make an indiscriminate issue of the same up to the 27th of this month. Meantime all who are aware of having an account with ua and would as soonauticipate it, willconfcrau especial favor by calling at our desk and paving the amount, and thereby saving them the annoyance of a call aud us the trouble of sending them, je 15-tjyl CLAGETT. DODSON k CO. CIRKAT ATTRACTIONS FOR THE LA r DIES?EMBROIDERIES AT COST. With a view of reducing my ver> large stock of Embroideries, 1 will offer at prime cost the follow lng ib'sirable Goods: Swiss and Cambric Setts Sw 1 s8 and Cambric Collars, from 31c. to $10 Sw iss aud Cambric Sleevrs Handsome Cambric RuHHng " Swiss " Embroidered Ildkfs. Infants Bodices, Ac. A I.SO, a lot of plain Euglish, Florence, and Swiss BRAID BONNETS at cost. Call early, aud get tmrgains, at MRS. R. G. ETC HI SON'S, No. 12 Market Space, je 15-3t Between 8th and 9th streets^ THE FIRST EXHIBITION or TUB WASHINGTON HORTICULTURAL SO CIETY . ? willopenfor thesdmissionofvisitorsonTL ESDAY next, the 16th instant, at Mr. Corcoran's Bu.lding, on H, between 13th and !4th streets, at I p. m., and will ciose on Thursday afternoon at i p. in. The following Schedule of Premiums, will be awarded, vix: Ft the b?st collection of green house Plants.$5 CO Six t>est Fuschias. 1 00 Pelaroniums?best six 1 0" Padsies *? 1 '0 Achimenas?best collection. - 1 <?' Hloxuuaa?best six - I r" Ca!ceo!ariea 44 I '0 Dwarf Azaltas? twelve best varieties 2 u> Roses?best twelve in pots. ...iS? Second l?est six 1 5" Verlmnas?best six sorts I <0 Petunias 44 44 M0 Carnations 44 44 1 00 Picotees " 44 1 U? Phaioxes?best collection - 1 00 Paeouios 44 1 Liliums 44 - ?...l ?0 For the best collection of Stove Plants 2 5<> Second 44 " I 50 For the l?est collection o| Cut Roses 1 5<> Second 44 *? I '? For the best twelve blooms 1 00 For the best centrepiece 2 50 Second 44 4" 15? Best hand-boqoet - 1 U> For the best collection of Cut Flowers, arranged to taste 1 5f> Second best collection of Cut Flowers, arranged to taste 1 0u For the beat collection ol iat>le vegetables 5 U> Second 44 44 44 2 50 Caht>a?;es?three best heads 1 (? Radishes 44 bunches I U) Lettuce 44 beads 1 00 Beets 44 bunches... 1 0" Aspara :11s 44 *? It* ci.rr.ts 44 44 100 Ot.:? is 44 " 100 Rhubarb 44 stalks 1 on Cucumbers?ore brace t "0 Peas?one peck I 00 Bunch Beans?one peck l on Spinacti?one peck 100 Grapes?best Imnch 1 & Peaches?best six - 1 ?0 Apruoes 44 I ?' Strawberries?best dish 2 50 Second 44 ? Cherries " I 5"' Second 44 -I 0 ? For the best design for a Suburb Residence aud Garden A 00 Discretionary Premiums will be awarded to any other articles not enumerated in the above schedule. All articles for competition must be deposited be fore lla.m. on Tuesday. . __ Admission25oents. JOHN WATT, je 15-3t Chairman Com. of Arrangements. THE NEW YORK AND LIVERPOOL UNITED STA TEH MAIL STEAMERS The Skips composing this Lint art: The ATLANTIC Capt. Oliver Eldndg* The BALTIC ? Capt. Joseph Comstock The ADRIATIC Capt. James West These ships having been built !>y contract expressU for the Government service.every ca re has been taken ir. their construction, as also in their eugines. to iu sure strength and sp?*ed. and their accommodations for passengers are unequalled lor elcgauoe and ooin Price of passage from New York to Liverpool, it first cabin, gl?'; in second do., S"5; exclusive use ol extra size state rooms, $325. From Liverpool to New York, 3d and 2o guineas. An experienced Stur geon attached to each ship. No lterths can 1* secured until paid for. The ships of this line have improved water-tight bulk-heads. PROPOSED DATES OF SAILING. FROM NEW YORK. I FROM LIVERPOOL. Saturday, June 20 1857 Wednesday, June 24.IB57 Saturday, July 4 1H57 Woduesday, July 1857 Saturday, July 18 1857 Wednesday, July 22 1857 Saturday, Auk. 1 1^7 Saturday. Au<. 15.... 1H57 Saturday, Sept. 12....1H57 Wednesday, Aug. 5 1x57 Wednesday, Aug. 19.18?7 Wednesday, Sept.2 IKS7 Saturday, Sept. 26 1857 Wednesday, Sept. 30.1857 Saturday, Oct. 10 1357 Wednesday, Oct. 14 1857 '857 lli57 1857 Saturday, Oct. 2i 1H57 Wednesday, Oct. 2K Saturday , Nov. 7 18571 Wednesday, Nov. 11. Satu.-day, Nov. 21 1857! Weduesday, Nov. 25 Saturday, Dec.5 1857 Wednesday, Dec. 9 1357 I Wednesday, Deo. 23 la57 For freight or passage, *P.Rjy to _T ? . . EDVYARD K. COLLINS, No. 56, Wall stree*, * ROWN, SHIPLEY A CO., Liverpool. STEPHEN K.ENNARD A CO., 27, A?*Um 1 RG. WAINW RIGHT A CO., Pari*. The owners of these ships will not be acoountab.* for gold, silver, bullion, specie, jewelry, precious stones or metals, unless bills of lading are signed therefor and the vaiue thereot expressed therein. je IS NOTICE.?Purchasers at the National Hotel sale are requested to call and ret their goods. The sale having closed, there will be no delay in getting their goods. _ _ je H 3t JAS. C. McGUIRE, Auct. DUB ANT HAS JUST RECEIVED ANOTH er fine lot of GREEN SEA TURTLES direct from Nassau. They are young aml4 teuder.noneof them weighing over85 pounds. They will be served up daily, at the establishment southwest corner of Pennsylvania avenue and6th street, in Steaks, Soup, etc. Give him a call, je 13 3t P. M DUBANT. JO TO 12 PER CENT. INVESTMENTS. Ill We offer for Bale Bonds of the oity of Burlington, Iowa Do do Davenport, do Do do Dubuque, do Do do Keokuk, do Do do St. Louie, Missouri Co county do do Do Des Momes Improvement Company. The above annual Bouds are all well secured, and we offer thein as favorable investments. CHUBB BROTHERS, je 13^31 Banker*. INFANTS' POWDER. LILY WHITF, CHALK BALLS. COLOGNE. BAY RUM,. Ac., at I je 12-StJ LAMMOND'S. WASHINGTON BRANCH RAILROAD. On and after SUNDAY, 14th June, the Express Train which now starts at 4 JO will leave at 4JO p. m., sommenciug on same day. A Train will leave WASHINGTON at7am.. ind BALTIMORE at 5.15 p. m. Other Trains run u heretofore. T. II. PARSONS. jel2-lw (UnionA Intel) Agent. jyjACHINE SEWING. All kinds of sewing executed at short notioe MRS. TYSSOWSKI'S HEWING ROOMS, No. 433 Stvemtk, bttwten O **rf W streets. A fine assortment of Indies' ready-made LINEN uid UNDER GARMENTS, in tbe latest stvle, tept constantly on haod. may 29-lm* EXCTJRSIOHS, &c. EXCURSION ano pio-nic <>P TBI Ebenezer Sunday School. The A mm*1 EXCURSION PIC-NIC Ebeneser Sunday Y?;1 will ukf plac- on THl kSI)A\ , the R ^ f *r f' lath instant. The of* and corimodions itwiwt G?o. Wash IXoti>> .At Imii chartered for the occMum. Md vol Iseve her wharf at * o'clock a m.: Oterhack's wharf near the Navy Yard t?ridge atl. an.1 l>la?d?n's wharl at !?S o'clock a. m.; touching *' Alexandria going and returning from the tnp down the nver. Refreshments on board. Withers' Baud has been enraged. The Pic-Nie to be held at Fort Washington oa the ret ura of the boat from a p caenre trip down the river. Tickets for Adult* * cents; Childraa aot members at the School 25 cents. ie 15-31* F EXCELSIOR. 1RST GRAND EXCURSION or THE Ugly Club, TO THE WHITE HOI SK PAVILTOV. The members of tlie < handsome) UGLY CLl H take greit pleasure 111 announcing to ? their old and numerous friends and the public in general, that the* have"*?****'*-* chartered the safe ami ooramodtous steamer (imioi w ?sH'SCTo* and will rive their KIHST ?? K ? \ u F.Xn'RSlON to the WHITE HOUSE PAVIL ION lune2M if<S? Profensor Withers' Unrivalled Braaa and String B?nJ ba? l>een engaged for the ocean**. Relr.'thmont Department will be in the hands <f an old and experienced Caterer. Tickers ON K DOLLAR ; to be had of nay of tha m mi. tiers or at the beat. I'lte first l>oat will leave the citjr wharf at >,S o'd'k: Navj Yard 9, and Alexandria 9H. Second hoat at ? city Wharf: 2H Navy \ ard;3 Alexandria. Return boats leaving the Pavilion at G and l<> p. m. Committer e/ Arrangements. Nicholas B. Willets, W.C. Drury, Thou a? S Denharn, J. Acton. it is.n.i^-*.* WAKT8. W'antku.-a WOMAN,tor?*. Wat. ?r*l " Iron foraainall fanult. Apply at No, 474 C street, corner of north Capitol street. je l3-2t* A IN ENGLISH WOMAN wishes'ta obUun~ft Situation as Seamstress or Child's Nurae. A| - ply at No. 243 I street, between i?tn and SMV next do< r but one tothe Quaker Meeting house. It* 1*TANTED-A brst-rate COOK. WASHER and " IRONER tor a lartv tana.y. One who nan come well recommended bnd a good piaoe.and liberal wages. Norn* need apply tmleaa thsaliovo qualifications are complied with. Call at No. 44.< E *tr*et. tilli ?n<l 7th. ja 15-lw* NOTICE ?Want d a No. 1 It HEAD KAKEK. a< d who is also a good K1ae1.1t Moulder. Apply to JAS. FRASlEll. corner of p and iltli sla. je !3-3t YJLTANTEI).?A CHAMBERMAID ami SEAM "* STRESS. OnewlH> thoroughly undrr-t ?nJ? her business aud is well reoomnit tided can apply at Tti G street. ft1 lS-2t* WANTED.-A WOMAN for the Kitchen oTa Re??a j rant, and a CHAMBER M A11> toa?*i*t tn Washing and I roiiiug. Also,aCOI.ORED MAN a< Waiter. Good rcforeuces re<|Uirod. Apply at the Star Office. je 13-21 *_ WANTED.-A good COOK. WASHER, and IRONER. with good references, wanted for a small family, at No. 255 F ?tieet, oppoaite the St. Mathew's Church. ie I.VJi WANTED.-F.r a short time, a STORE on Penn. avenue, Itetween 14th and 7th sts. Al?o, one on 7th street. l?eiween E street and Penn. ave nue. Possession to la; given not later tlian the 27th of this month. Parson* having stores to rent may address Box 5, Star Office, slating terms, kc. je 13 WANTED.?Both LADIES and GKXTLR it MEN. to learn several of the mogt beautiful Ornamental Arts now in the world, for adorning par lors and aaloons. Also,every *t>leof Lettering. in silverand gold. taught to p rfection in two hours. It can can be done 111 the b st pit lor, at a small ex panse. and certainly payafrom #?i to %4<> per woek. Please call and exanun* specimens at No. OtH 7tli street wtst, one door kIiovc H ftreet. LEVI BROWN. je!3-1w* DR. J. W. PERKINSON. AH COMPETENT BOOK-KEEPER wants a Situation. Information obtamfd at tins offioe. |>?lf \jtTANTED?In the lamily of a gentleman reaidimc n two miles from the city, a good plain COOK. One who can bring rec.immendatious for skill, honesty, and cleanliness will find a good situation and regular weges. Apply to J. P. CRUTCHBTT, oorner of 6th and D streets. je l-tf WANTED TO PURCHASE-A BRICK DWELLING, containing s or 9 rooms, and worth from *2.V?i to aliout !|4.?*?, by first pacing ?5"" in cash, and the l?Jince in annual instalments. Also. For Sale?On easv terms, two d?sira*>!? BRICK DWELLINGS, each located within two squares of the Patent Office. One ol th?-m can I-a U?ucht by paying iu ca^h, and the buiauoe in 12 half yearly lustaliueuts. POLLARD WEBB. may 14 tf No. 512 (2d story ) 7tli street. ?*7"ANTED?At 3 7 Penn. avenue, south side. ? oorner of 9th street, a CIIA M IIKRM AID end WAITER. The waiter a l*?y of from 16 to is years of ate. Both must be able to bring satisfactory rec ommendations. may 14-tf ?? LOST AJD FOUTO. LOST.?On Satarday last, !>etween Uth ?tre?'t. New Y<?rk avenue, and the Pension tUbce.a pair of massive old fahluon^d GOLD SPECTA CLES, without ean<3. The tirder will receive a lib eral reward if left at room No. 97 Pens.on Offica. je 15-at * IOST?On Sunday afternoon, 14th mst., on M street, betwe- n Tanth and Fourteenth, an ??vai norcelain aet BREASTPIN, lar^e *i*e, fetna'^ figute. (head ao?i bust.> rim piain gold, with wreath O! itfik leaves and aeons. Tlie tinder wiil t>elit?-! allv tewarded l?y laa>m* it wi!h the uwnsr. al the Cottage, corner ot M atid 131 h ft*. je l ?-2t' RAN A WAY. <?N SATIRDAY AFTEK noon, at 5o'clock, from Capitol Hill, ou M E street, lietween 3<1 an<l 4th streets, a little uS girl, named LETITIA SHE LOO. aU ut ten vears old. She hvl on a brown frock and hood when she left. All persona are f,?rlH4l* a ? harluring her: and any 1 ^forriatiou conc< rmng her can be left at her father's on E street a* a!a>ve. It* PAT. SHE LOU. C RLWAR D.?Stra?etl or stolen, on the 3T>th of a very fine large white ami red 4-1*: ii|| COW. with bonis: had on the neck aool.arVa^f^ with the name of Dr. B?>> la. witk tite of house and street on it. The above reward w II bs given lor information that will lead to discovi ry or return of the Cow. je 15-31* CORNELIUS BOYLE,4Ji street. Notice is hereby given, that af ter six weeks publication ot this notice, applua ? tion will l?e made to the Conn ssiom r ?if P? n*i? !is for the issue o( a duplicate of LAND WARR AWT No. 15.2X2 for 120acrea,act 3>! March, U'A5. istuad to B^njimm Grimes, private Capt. Jones Compan). I Georgia Vols., Creek War; the same havinr lieeo lost. C. W. BENNETT, je 13-lawfiw Attnrwy. IOST.-A CERTIFICATE OF DEPOSITE. jt dai??d June 1st, 1K.97. issueil b> Pairo & Noarse, [| f?>r $2.ot<', |t er.n be ol co use to the finder, as pa> - m-tnt of the aame hag been atopp>tl. IV returuinc it to mc t]ie finder wiilreoaive utaiiv tiiauka. Jal2-3t'_ J. B. UODBOW. IOST?Yesterday Washire'on. sotno a where on or In th? nei^lorhoed of Uth street, a six-barrel REVOLVER, some ol the tierrels of which wag loaded. The finder will rective <?3 re ward by leaving it at this offioe. jo 12-S:* Cj R E W A R D.?Strayed or atol^n from the Capitol llill, a small Brindlr CdW-Z-fdl about three years old. She hfs h-rns. with a White face and shite streak on her heck Any one bringing the atiove Cow tor giving iiilorin* tioti w I can get her,) to ray reaidenoe ou Capitol Hill, will receive the above reward. JeJ2-3t* JOHN BOH LAYER. O ? R K W A R D.?Straved or stolen from the OJ Capitol Hilt, * SORREL HdRSK.rv between 11 and 12 years old. Any ooe bring ing the altove Horse tor leaving such infor ^^ v matiou as will lead to las recovery.) to rny icj-idence on Capitol ILU, will receive the above reward. i"?2-3t* JOHN BOHI.AYER. BOARDING. \11SS BOWIE'8 Boardiug-IIouse, locetc-d in't.e 1"1 well known and healthy village of Br>M4vil e, Montgomery o<?nMty. Md? will be ready to recei a Summer BOARDERS lorafew mouths. c*?nmienc ing from tha 1st ol Jul*. je 15-2w* BOARDING BOAR1 ING?a* reesoiatMe rate>s can be hail Inr tuine ten or twelve peri>ons at No. 2H6on New York: avenue, near 7th street, a few doors eaat of the Market House. je ir-5t*_ ,\1RS. E. BAG BY 'S (late Miaa Keunl lk?rding i."l House. No. 325, south snle Penn. avenue, four doors eaat ??f 7th streot. Washington, will ?wmmo date families and single persous with BOARDon aooommodsting terms. je S-eolm* MRS. BATES. AT HER BOARDING HOUSE, on the southeaat oorner of Penn., Avenue and 9th street, has made arrangements to accommodate a large nusilierol strancers with Meaia at any time throughout the day, sod Lodgings. mar 3 yyASHINGTON BRANCH RAILROAD. TRAINS RUN AS FOLLOWS: From WASHINGTON at 6 a. m^ connecting at Relay with trains lor the West, and at Baltimore with those lor Philadelphia and New York; at ?.SJ a. m.. lor Aiinapolis. Baitimoie. Phtlailelphia, sod New York ; at u p. m. for Baltimore and Norfolk, aud at Relay with Fiederick train. EXPRESS at 4J0 p. m. at Relay for'he West, and for Annapolis, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York. Oa Sunday at 7 ft. m., and 4.20 p. m. From BALTIMORE lor WASHINGTON at 4.15 and U.l5a. in.. Sand S.iS p. ui. On Sunday at 4.15 a. iu. tunf 5.15 p. m. je ?2 tf T. II. PARSONS.Agent. /CARRIAGES?CARRIAGES?C A RRIA li ES. V The undersigned has now on hantl irer* good assortment of SI MM I. HfifgiKi CARRIAGES, BUGGIES, Ac..towhichto ie v?ry respectfully iavites the ???>iio^goaeta!!y Prioes moderate. J NO. P. DENNIS, ftp J4-e<Kim 6th st- bet. 1j^ ave. and C at. Two" LARGE"FoA CHE s OR SMALL COACH ES ean he had for PIC NIC CTpft n EXCURSION PARTIES ' TJ'" pW J.or. or.. D. ?. D?"?? ?bH*LKVr may 3*-eoliQ*