Newspaper of The Washington Standard, April 2, 1864, Page 2

Newspaper of The Washington Standard dated April 2, 1864 Page 2
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STlie igjlnshington Standard, OFFICIAL P.\l'i:rt FOB THE TKnitlTOttY The t'nluß—lt shall be I'rrservcd Agents for the Standard. The following nameil gentlemen lire aulhori/.etf .0 receive niel receipt lor money ilne on subscrip tion to the STANDARD : 1, P. FI*IIKR, Sun FriincUeo, fill. Taos. HOVCK, San Francisco, fill. P. J. PRIMROSE, L'ort Madison ; A. B. Vocso. " X. It. lU'KiitNK. Monticello; ALEX. S. AIIKRNKTIIY, Oak Point; JOHN WBBSTKB. Seattle ; MARSIIAI.I. KLINN. Seaheck. A. it. PATIIICK. l'ort Ludlow. M cn;i lie sent through the mails at our risk. I SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 2, 1864. The Manufacture of Sugar in the North- ern States, Statistics indicate that the people of Ohio make 8,180,000 pounds of sugar from Sor glium, or Chinese Sugnr-cano, jmt Jiunum, which is mor>; than tour pounds to every in habitant of the State. This can be increased to 100,000,000 pounds, without interfering materially with the other products, which would give over fifty pounds to each inhab itant. Wool and flax can be substituted for cotton, thus making Ohio entirely indepen dent of the South. The manufacture of sugar from tho the- beet is even more profitable than from the Sorghum, it having been recently demonstrated in New York, that one acre of beets will yield a cl-ar profit of 8100. The French ore now making from the beet sufficient quantities for their home consumption and a large surplus for ex poit, and find it more profitable than any other crop. We have taken some trouble to inves tigate tho subject of making sugar from the beet, and the quality of soil best suited for their production, and wo find that our high tide prairies and river bottom lands are better adapted for the purpose than any other quali ty of soil. This conclusion is not formed by theory, or analysis of soils, but from actual results. The Messrs. Campbell, who have a large stock ranch in the valley of tho Cheha lis, near tho mouth of the liver llokium, havo demonstrated practically the peculiar adapta tion of tho tide prairic3 for raising the sugar beet. The yield was almost incredible, with very ordinary cultivation; more than double that of the best and most highly cultivated lands in France or the Eastern States. Tho overflow of the tido lands by the flood-tides of winter, so fur from injuring the soil, actu ally enhances its productiveness, and the salt thus deposited increases tho sacbarine princi ple of the beet and thereby greatly augments the yield, if applied to the purpose umUr con sideration. When the great cost of manuiing the lands for beet culture in Franco or elsewhere is taken into consideration, and that even an equal yield is secured, it will be observed that the difference will mote than compensate for the greater cost ot labor, and leave to the man ufacturer hero tho advantage of the great dis parity in tho price of laud, which would be as $1 25 per aero is to SIOO or SSOO per acre, and a better price for sugar than is ob tained in France. This shows in a most striking manner tlie immense value of these lands now inviting settlement, which can be had in bodies of a thousand acres for $1 ~< r ) per acre, or in tracts of one hundred and sixty acres for nothing, under the Homestead law, situated along aide of navigablo wateis. The soil of these bottoms is unsurpassed, being all made land. More than one-half the tide lands are smooth prairies, with sloughs meandering through them for miles, resembling artificial canals, and which at half-tide will float vessels of four or five hundred tons burthen. It i 9 said that there may be safely estimated a dis tance of about five or six hundred miles open to steamboat navigation on Gray's Harbor, and to the head of tide water on the Chehalis and other rivers emptying into the bay. The up lands bordering upon the bot toms, are covered by some of the best timber to be found in the Territory, readily accessi ble to large vessels at low tide. Owing to the purity of the atmosphere, cauased by the cool sea-breezes, the bottom lands are as salubrious and healthful as the mountain tops of the Cascade range, and the water equally pure and cold. We repeat what we hare before said, that this section of the Territory offers greater in ducements for settlement and the investment of capital in the 6iigar manufacturing, stock raising, and lumbering businesss, than any other portion of the Pacific coast. [y We nro obliged to delay the publica tion of the evidence ngainst Victor Smith one week, in order to complete preparations for its publication ulso iu pamphlet form. ty It is stated that Leavenworth, Kansas, has a population of fifteen or twenty thousand people, and is growing more rapidly than any other place iu the Western country. . « . SCAT!—A cotemporary quotes Latin as follows : " Rrsiquiscat et pare" / 44 Where ignorance is bliss.'tis folly," etc. Consternation in the South. The following extract is from an article ac credited to tht' notorious organ of the slave holding aristocracy, Drßan's Rerinr. It is going the rounds of tlx' Northern papery, with the story that the Jx frier had been sup pressed and Deliow incarcerated in Libby prison, for its publication. An Eastern cor respouJcut of the S. F. Journal says, liowov* or, the article never appeared in the Rericw, but llrit is an ingenious "sell" prat'ii;ed upon one of the New Vo.k papers. Tln ro is much plain coin:jiou-sen«H in tint article, whether really cminating from tlie s'»urcc lo which it is ascribed, or not : " Cotton has failed or will fail us ; the ne «jr > has failed or will fail us ; it is idb to hope longer to enjoy peacefully the proceeds of his labor when at this moment eighty thou sand of his color are organized and hold arms in their hands to free sheir fellows. Tho longer the war is protracted, the more violenly will slavery be destroyed. For two years and a half we havo waged war, and last more than half tho territory over which we asserted jurisdiction; the supply of cattle no longer comes from Texas, nor does cottim escape from the frontier to furnish us supplies. The Mis sissippi bears a hundred gunboats, half ot thetn ironclads, that effectually prevent our occupation of any point along its entire course, or even the passage of it, except under cover of darkness and by stealth. The fruitful val | leys of Kentucky and Tennessee have been [ desolated by war, ami are held by the enemy. Arkansas, a large portion of Louisiana and Mississippi, of North Carolina and Virginia, have been In Id, or are now held by the enemy, | and have been exhausted by tho supplies 1 drawn by the contending forces. Nor can we regal d Alabama, Georgia, S mth Carolina or Texas, exempt from the inarch of heavy ar mies now organi/.ii.g tor the purpose ot inva sion. His Kxcellenev, President Davis.grave ly tells Congress, in his Message, that he has a means of enforcing the respect of nations, particularly that of Great Uritain, and simply bv declaring a ' paper blockade' on the ports ot the Northern States. He slates unhesita tingly that only a paper blockade exists among the three thousand live hundred inihs of the Southern coast, and expects the people of the Southern Confederacy to forget that only one month before, when at \N illinington, ( N. C.) he had assured the people the whole force of the Confederacy would be given to protect them, since theirs was the only port not closed by the enemy. Had ho extended his pere grinations to the mouth of the river, lie would havo found twenty blockading vessels lying off this unclosed port. The remainder of the three thousand five hundred miles of Southern coast has been closed effectively by a paper blockade, and Wilmington alone remains open to commerce, subject, it is true, to the risks of capture incurred in passing twenty vessels ot war lying in wait. Wo will say to Congress and to President Davis that a careful study of the last Census report of the United States will correct oi r destroy many perturbations in their minds, as well as our own. Let them legislate so as to increase tho number of cows, and think no more of tho ndgro. The land then, instead of being desolated by war, and the inhabitants gaunt with privations and misery, will How literally with milk and honey, as in times of yore. A census taken now as recommended by his Excellency, Mr. Davis, in the same manner as that of ISOO, over the district where it might be effected, would show plainly tho waste of war. How many peaceful, industrious inbnKU«»u would h« touiiil absent, having, through a thousand channels, found their way into the free States, actually filling up tho houses in every part of the land,,so that none are untenanted ( How many of the houses in the region passed over by tiie contending nrmics would now be found occupied? How many negroes would be found absent, ready to return with muskets in their hands? llow many horses, cattle, sheep, hog.*, etc.; would be found remaining I What has been the produce of our fields last year in cotton, sugar, corn, Hour, peas, pota toes, cattle and bacon, and what remains un consumed I Above all, what progress have wo made? Is the slave power more secure than when we s-ceded I Are we in such a condition ns to promise ourselves, even with a repudiation of all debts, both at home and abroad, exemption from duties and high taxa tion? What have we to hope for, both as re gards slavery or the prospects of the Southern Confederacy ? m' he St. Louis correspondent of the S. F. A/fit, writing under uate of Feb. JBth, says : " The Idaho gold fever in this city and vicinity is on the increase. The papers uro filled with advertisements : ' 110, for Idaho!' and the storekeepers are brushing up their old and musty stocks of l'ike Peak goods, which have been lying by since 1 BAR, and offering them at good prices to would-be emi grants. The hardware dealers display their stock of pick axes ; the elothing men their rubber suits, and the boot and shoe merchants theirminers' long boots. The display reminds me of the stores in California mining towns. About five boats will soon leave, crowded, for the I'pper Missouri, and there is no doubt several thousand will emigrate to the new diggings as soon as the season is favorable. A free lecture was delivered by a friend and explorer of Idaho, a few nights ago, and pock et maps of tlio new Territory are placarded in all the bookstores, with yellow blotches representing the gold fields—in the true Cali fornia style. It is suggested that the impend ing conscription is one of the causes of this rush; in other words, that many thousands will depart for Idaho to avoid the draft. A nice population of cowards and rebels the new Territory will have, it this suggestion is true." rrWeare requested to publish the fol lowing list of. officers of the Olympia Union Lenguo for the ensuing quarter : 11. M. Mc- Gill, I®.; J. H. Kellett, V. P.; J. O. Sparks, A.V.I'.: A. W. Moore, S.; S. W. l'erci val, F. S.; A. •K. Elder, T.; A. J. Tread way, M.; Gordon A. Henry, H.; llobert Foist, S. A new couuty has been crea'.ed in Ida bo, called Altuias—signifying "heavens." Still Wriggling. " Victor Smith, formerly Collector at Puget Sound, (\V. T.) has tiled with the Attorney General ot the United States an application for the removal of Chief Justice Hewitt, of Washington Territory. The charges upon which this application is based are 'hat he (Judge Hewitt) has, in several specified in stances, decided against the Unitnd States in cases brought before him, one of the instances being when lie decided in favor of one Stan ton, who brought an action against Victor Smith, who had entered upon the claimed premises of Stanton, at Port Angeles. The charge says that Stanton is a disloyal man." We find the above paragraph in the Wash ington coi respondents of the Sacramento i'n iiiii. of Feb. 11th. We have known for some time past that Victor Smith was busily at work in Washington, doing all the mischief in bis power. It is not a matter of surprise to us that he has preferred charge!,- against Chief Justice llewitt, but we are confident that they will prove futile. Mr. Smith has good cause to ciinlikc our whole Court, foi he is aware they regard him as a convicted swindler, and that they so expressed themselves in a letter to Mr. Lincoln asking for his removal. It is well understood here that Judge Hewitt dis approved of the arbitrary dismissal of the case pending against Smith for violations of the revenue laws, taking false vouchers, using the public moneys for his own private purposes, etc., and that it is the universal opinion that if he had been brought to trial, as he would have been but for the order from the Solicitor of the Treasury to the District Attu-n y to dismiss the prosecution, he would have been convicted on every covnt in the indictmi'iit. It is a trite saying that tint devil Is very ready to help men into difficulties, but not so ready to help them out, and be believe it will b'- fully verified in Smith's case, before he gets through with his slanderous Accusations against Judge Hewitt and other officials ot the Territory. ISy trickery on his part, tie con nivance of Special Agents, and the influence of " powerful friends a} court," lie lias, till the present time, succeeded in smothering in vestigation of his frauds upon the Govern ment. lint in his attempted retaliation upon Judge Hewitt, for refusing to become i p irty in his speculative schemes, he will provoke inquiry which will result in convincing the most skeptical of his entire unwoi thincss of the public confidence. A BAIISTKIKK FOR " VK'THU".—Many of our readers are aware of the fact that Vict ir has lately been publishing puffs of his hum- j bug town of Port Angeles, in the Washing- ! ton City papers. In the latter part of Janu- j arv a most extravagant article appeared in ; the Daily Chronicle , edited by Forney, and j which is understood to have the confidence ! of the President. After expatiating upon the ! value of lots, the hundreds of thousands ol dollars that would be thrown into the Treas ury from the sale of lots next May, and coup ling with the speculation the name of Secre tary Chase and other distinguished friends of the Administration, he wo'ind up by raying that " the. President was so well pleased with the idea of an otHici lalxuiug so assid iously for the benefit of the Treasury against all sorts of opposition, (hut he had made him Surra/or Genera/ of the Territory." | This announcement meeting the eye of Dr. Henry's friends, Mr. Forney was very soon | satisfied that it was a lie, manufactured out of; whole cloth, and knowing that Victor Smith wrote the article, and was the officer alluded to as having been appointed Surveyor Gen-r- i al of Washington Territory, he of course felt very indignant at the imposition upon him, J and in his next morning's paper denounced him as a " knave and impostor." After all : the noise that has been made at Washington : and elsewhere, we have no idea the proceeds j of sales will pay fifty cents on a dollar of the eight or ten thousand tint has been already ; expended by the Government. We d >ubt whether any sale will be made next May, as now advertised. It will provahly be post poned from time to time on one pretext or an other, until after the close of this Adminis-1 tration, when the bubble will burst. A few ] such "savings" to the Treasury as have been j made by Victor Smith and his confederates, on a larger scale, would very soon bankrupt the Government. We assert without fear of contradiction that the Pugct Sound Collec tion District has cost the Treasury double \ what it cost under Victor Smith's predecessor tor a corresponding period ol time. With 1 these (acts standing upon the records of the Treasury Department, it is most nstonishing j that men will permit themselves to bo cheat- > cd by Smith's hypocritical cant about savings to the Treasury. COLLAPSING.—CrinoIine is collapsing, says the Sacramento Bee, and hoops are contract-! ing in dimension. Fashion has proclaimed , the exit of hoops, and the banishment of, broad skirts. Thanks be to Fashion, here-1 after one woman will not occupy more space than ten men; there is no more need of i widening streets and sidewalks. Yes, hoops are going the way of all vanities, and soon no woman who pretends to be dressed will be seen on the streets with her skirts extended wide. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS. —Mr. 1. Ligbtner, of this place, who lias just returned from San Francisco, has placed us under obligations fol iate papers. We are likewise indebted to Capt. Finch for Victoria papers. Co mi ES HON PENCE. —We have a letter from au " occasional" correspondent, dated at our National Capitol, which wc will publish next week. LATER FROM THE ATLANTIC SIDE. DATES TO MARCH 24. Ketchern, X. C., March 7.—A Kingston correspondent of the Raleigh Confederate, speaking of the hanging on the 6th, in King ston, of 23 captured soldiers and deserters from the rebel conscription, says that the prisoners ascended the scaffold with a firm and elastic step, and met their fate with un flinching fortitude. They asked no questions, and scornfully spurned the overtures of con cession on condition of their returning to du ty in the Confederate service. Multitudes uc.e moved to tears, and openly denounced tlie cruel massacre, which was causing deser tions from the Confederate service by whole sale, and creating an indignation which, it was feared would be uncontrollable. It was reported that the rebels intended hanging the entire number of Union soldiers captured by them from Col. Foster's command, 51 in number, the half of whom had never been in tht! rebel service. The native Union troops have decided to take the matter of retaliation into their own hands. They have given offi cers who do not approve of severe measures an opportunity to resign; and have also given warning that immediate death will be inflic ted on any officer who oilers hereafter to surrender to the enemy or ask quarter. A dispatch from Wilmington, the 7th, says n blockade steamer was sunk off Cape Fear yesterday. The Richmond I V/iig of the 7th, an nounces the arrival of 800 prisoners for ex change, under the stipulations of the cartel. The Itiehmoiiil lira miner ot the Bth con tains an accuiint of tlir--o fires on Friday night, in the vicinity of Richnon I, destroy ing over S100,0IK) worth of property. It says that these conllag ations, occuring in al most oppo«i'c p tints of tlie compass from the citv. within a few hours of each other, ]<> ad to tlie belief that tlicy were kindled by skulking Yankees, who p i Imps were separa ted and lost in tli • late raid, and have adapt ed this me'liod of signal ing each other tor the purpos ' of getting 'ogether. Norfolk. !*<»., Much 10.—Yos'erdlV af ternoon picket line, composed ot the 2d Colored cav.ilrv, near w s atackcd by a force of the enemy, supposed to be tour regimen s of infan'ry. a regiment and a squad of cavalry, and two full batteries. Our pickets fell back to Barren Hill, where rein forcements were sent to their assistance. The eneinv seeing the strength of our column ilid not continue the pursuit. While the Colored regiment were tailing back, there was continual skirmishing. At some points they stood their ground manfully and others were perfectly panic-stricken. About 100 are mis sing. Two officers were killed. A force was sent out subsequently who found the eneinv in full force at Bernard's mill, where they still are. Our position is impregnable. Washington. March 17.—The new tax bill is nearly finished by the Coinmitte on Ways and Means: Manufactured articles only will be taxes. One dollar per gdlon will be imposed on distilled spirits after July Ist. Neither crude petroleum nor leaf tobacco will be taxed. A 'etc York, March IS.—The Tunes' ilis pat< h says the tax on refined petroleum will lie 20 cents, and oil malt 30 cents. The Times' Paris eorrepondent announces the important fact that Minister Davton has served a written notification upon the French Kmperor that if the rebel cruiser Ha/>/>a h(iiinoc\\. now at Calais, be allowed to proceed to sea, the French Government will be held responsible for all damage she may do to American commerce. It is also announced that the French Government has issued strin gent regulation* concerning the ciniscra of hcligeretit powers; among other things, it is specified that no vessel belonging to either of the belligerents can remain in port for two lion:s, unless on account ofs'rcss of weather or tor neccess'iry repairs. No vessels can re turn to any French port after leaving it, in less time than three months. J'oiton, March I*.—The British prize steamer Marij Ann, from Wilmington for Nassau with a cargo of cotton, has arrived here. She was captured by the gunboat Granil Gulf. Cairo, March IN.—Several persons were arrested a few days since for having organ ized themselves into a company, with the avow ed purpose of entering the rebel service. A number of rebel sympathizers have recently been actively recruiting in this vicinity for the rebel army. Guerrilla bands nrc being formed by the citizens of several counties and towns in Kentucky, for the purpose of inter rupting navigation on the Ohio and Missis sippi rivers. There is a rumor of a conspiracy embra cing several counties and cities in Kentucky, having for its object the transferring of Ken tucky into the Confederacy. The headquar ters of the leaders is at Monticello. They are corresponding with Longstreet iu Tennes see. It is also stated that tlio Kentucky del egation in Richmond has had secret corres pondence with parties in London, Mam-lies tei, Mount Vernon. Danville, and other towns in Kentucky, for the establishment of a cen tral committee in every county and compel them to join the Confederacy as soon as Longstreet or Breckinridge should enter the State. This infamous conspiracy it is said was discovered by the seizure iu different postoffices of letters addressed by a member of the rebel Congress to some leaders iu the plot. Gen. Gilmore's Chief-ot-Staff states that the lower part ofCharleston is nearly destroy ed and only the upper part is now occupied by troops. ' It is said that Longstreet will be appointed to the command of Southern Virginia. Kirby Suii'li takes his place in Fast Tennessee. Sue York, March IS.—A Washington special says : The House Committee of For eign Affairs will, it is said, shortly report a series of bills upon the Mexican question, tak ing strong grounds in favor of the Monroe doctrine. Cincinnati, March 10. —Dispatches from Columbus say that the veteran regiments of Ohio, belonging to the Department of the South, have been ordered to the Army of the Potomac. Thirty-five Federal prisoners escaped from the Columbus, South Carolina, prison, March lt>. Breckinridge takes command in South western Virginia. (Jen. Price has issued orders dated Long wood Ark., March 3d, resuming command of the rebel Department of _ I New York, March 20.—The Times special says the excitement in regard to the threat ened raid by Stuart has subsided. A detach ment of the enemy recrossed the Rappfthiu nock at Fredericsburg on Wednesday night, and on the following day., 18th, the cavalry captured 20 of them. On Friday morning another detachment crossed at Morris Ford and drove in the 7th Michigan, bat w«9 sub sequently forced back across the river. Stu art is presumed to be recruiting his cavalry at Cliarlottesvillo where IIH has three brigade* and there are also two at Frenchb^rg. The House Judiciary Committee have in structed its chairman to report, with n recom mendation of its passage, an amendment to Wilson's resolution proposing to the several State Legislatures that the Constitution be so amended as to prohibit slavery as incompati bly with a Republican Government. Fort Smith, March IS. —The Arkansas election closed last night, having contiuued three days under the old rira voce system. All counties North and about twenty south of Arkansas river voted. Ten to fifteen thou sand votes were cast. The new State Con stitution proposed by the late- convention, is almost unanimously adopted, there being so far only 137 votes against it. Murphy for governor and the whole State ticket is elected. Union men in Texas are concentrating iu anticipating of a speedy protection form Gen. llcrron's column, which is moving iu that di rection. Tlic r»'bcl papers nrc loud in tlie praise of IT cent speeches delivered by O iv. Vance, in North Carolina Convention. All rebel church es have been called upon to devise means to check the increase of vice. New Orleans, March 12.—(Considerable activity in military affairs here. Gen. Kinks is 011 the event departure fur Western Louis iana. Madisonville, on Lake Ponchnrtrain, oppo site New Oileans, baa been been evacuated. The extenaivc fortifications thrown up on the land side were left, but adds nothing to the strength of the place for the rebels. Washington, Starch 20. —Letters from Europe report till kinds of titles of nobility being conferred by Maximillian on Secession ist, who in large numbers attend him from Paris to Mexico. Mr. Gwin, is to he a Duke. Baltimore, March 20.—A company of guerrillas made a dash into ll.itli, robbed and captured prisoners and decamped, liut few rebels in the valley. This is the first instance for weeks that they have commit ted depreda tions. Parties fr un up the valley report that all furloughed rebel soldiers have been called back to join their regiments in Lee's army. Special dispatches say bills are being pre paircii by the Senate and House ComiMttes of Commerce, to establish lines of first class steamships between New York and several European poits, which will be provided with the necessary armament, not only to protect themselves but to capture pirates. The Na vy Department approves these measures and will render all the aid in its power for their establishment. The Post t (ffice committee have tln> same subject under consideration and will shortly make a report. It is assertained from official sources, that the effective army of the United S'ates, now in the field, exceeds by two hundred thousand the force of one year ago. It is stated by authority that Gen. Grant takes command <>f the Army of the l'otomac in person. The House Military Committee have con sidered at length the question of reimburs ing the States for calling out niiiitiarv, i.ut canic to no definite conclusion. It is announ eed that several million dollars ure involved in this matter. It will meet with considera ble opposition in both Committee and House. Gen. Grant has directed that recruiting for the cavalry regiments shall cease. In pursuance of an earnest request by Ad miral Farragut, the N ivy Department has or dered the *lo'»p-of-war Brooklyn and the double-lurrctcd monitor Canandaigua to be prepared for service iu the Gulf immediately. The ships will proceed to sea this week. Orders have been issued that two other moni tors should foil >w' immediately. A caucus of Republican members was held at tlio Capitol last night. The objects were to harmonize views on important pending questions, in clubbing the financial measures necessary for the support ot the Government and the bill on the rebellious States, to guar antee to certain States whose Governments have been usurped and overthrown a republi can form of government. Votes were taken as to these measures which should have pre cedence and it was gem rally agreed that those of most public importance should be considered first. New York, March 22.—A letter from Japan iu the Tribune, reports the burning of 30,000 houses, and 2.000 warehouses in the city of Asaker. One thousand lives were lost. The fire lasted three days. Gen. Albert Pike has made overtures for an amnesty. Philadelphia, March 22.-r-A New Orleans letter says that Gen. Banks took the field on the Bth inst., for Franklin direct, llis opera ting force is composed ot 13.000 cavalry and 21 light pieces of artillery. Four brigades of these will sweep across the country iutoTexas. The Kuglish blockade runner Kawma, while attempting to run the blockade on Sta nce river was run ashore and burned by her crew to prevent her falling into our hands. The Washington specials say the Senate Pacific Railroad committee had under con sideration to-day various schetnea for addi tional legislation. The committee will make such changes iu the bill as will insure a speedy commencement of the work. (Jen. Hancock, who was to-day before the committee on the conduct of the war, com pletely vindicated Gen. Meade's conduct at the battle of Gettysburg. The Postmaster-General invites proposals for the purpose of putting the California over land mail service in operation. The schedule increases the speed so that the trips must be mad.* in sixteen days during eight months of the year, and in twenty days during the re mainder of the year. The special to the New York Commercial says, propositions are soon to be mxde in the Senate for theremovlal of the Naval Academy from Newport, back to the old quarters at An napolis. The Post'* special says, the Committee on the Conduct of the War find no evidence against General Meade. Wtfshburn, ot Illinois, from the House Com mittee on Commerce reported a bill, which paß punish agents or tho owners of steamboats who change the names of such vessels in order to deceive the public. Gen. Pleasanton has been removed from the command of the Cavalry corps and Ordered to report to Rosecrdni. Gen. Cadwallader has dfeen relieved to en able him to sit on a Court Martial. New York, March 2()v—.Prisoners from Richmod assert that the ftb'ela have already secretly executed a number df officers attach ed to colored regiments. It is said that sev eral hove mysteriously disappeared from Litiby Prison. Chicago, March 24.—A statement hasjnit been received exhibiting quotas of tha sever al states under the Inst call, with all credits deducted and deficiencies added, shows Illi nois is over 12,000 iu excess. All the other States are deficient. Pennsylvania is short 78,000, New York SO,OOO, Ohio 39,000, Indiana 22,000, Massachusetts 20,000; btftfr States from 1,000 to 8,000. Washington, March 24.—Operations in Virginia will commence much sooner than many supposed. Gen. Grant will waste no time in idle reviews, but as soon as be ob= tains knowledge of the army, he is to operate in making offensive movenunts promptly. Maunch Chunck, Pa., March 23.—Tbtf shot and shell Foundry of Albright Sc Tripp was destroyed by fire this morning, hos* 300,000, insured 120.000. It was believed to lie the work of nn incendiary. Chicago, March 24.—The third re*olutidn adopted t>y the Democratic State Convention* is as follows: Reso/red, That wo are opposed to (A* prosecution of a war lor the subjugation of Si at "8, or for the purpose of depriving them of their soverignty, or infringing in or im pairing their constitutional rights. Being satisfied that its continuoncc for such object, will in the end prove ntteily destructive of our civil liberty, we, therefore, demaud im mediate inaugural ion of peace, and that an attempt be made for an honorable settlement of all difficulties, and of restoration of tha Union under the Constitution. Xhe York, March 24.—G01d is 157^. Dispatches of the 25th say an expedition recently sent into Green county, Va., has re turned having captured a large number of horses, mules and three hundred contraband*! A special Washington dispatch says, th» Senate l'oht Office Committee have introduced a bill providing for the carrying of the mailt between the Missouri river and Folsom, Cal ifornia. 'fhe bill authorizes (he Postmaster- General to contract with the old contractors or other responsible parties, for a daily mail tor four years nt an annual stun not exceeding a million of dollars. The time is shortened from twenty to sixteen days. A Baltimore correspondent to the World, gives the following as an exact number of the icbel army on the 20th: The army tinder Lee. placed in various places in Virginia at 130,(100; Department South 70,000; in Eatit Tennessee, under Longstreet, 20,000; De pal tment of the Gulf, under Beauregard, 30,- 000; at Mobile, under (Sena. Maury and Clay borne, 50,000; the Department under Kirby Smith, 15,000. Total number of troops, 275,000. The Pennsylvania Democratic State Con vention have instructed their delegation ta vote f>r Gen. MeClellan for President. CF*T ho Laws of Fashions arc us imperious as the Laws of Heath—they roust bw observ ed. who of our lady rcidcrs, when tall bon nets arc th« stylo, would b« seen with one of season before lust's compressed ones ? And And when the fashion ltooks show us skirts and cloak* embroidered all over, wl o will bo without tlieni ? ]Jut it would be a cruel waste of time to di all this delicate and in tricate work bv hand, when (Jrover & In- ker's Machine, having for the moment per formed all the work to be done, stands, with uplifted hands, ready to commence its pleas ant ta>k of throwing of the most beautiful embroidery with an ease and non-chal.inoe truly wonderful; and cither sewing or em b;oidory conies just as easy, and is perform ed just as quickly, one as the other, on this celcbnitetl machine. $ ciuSdrrrtific inrnts. William B. Kish, | vs. > Petition for divorce. Naomi Fish. J In the District Court for the 2d Judicial District' of Washington Territory, holding terms»tOlym pic—May term, 180-1. To NAOMI FISH, Defendant: You are hereby notified that the above named plaintiff hits tileil his complaint against you in the above entitled Court, which will come on to be heard at the next term of the said Court, which shall commence more than four weeks after the 2d day of April, A. D. 1881, and unless vouappear at saiil term mid answer, the same will be takea as confessed, and the prayer thereof granted. The object and prayer of said complaint is to obtaiaa decree of divorce, or nullity of marriage,from you on the ground of desertion and abandonment* Complaint filed March 30, 1864. HENRY M. UcQILL, Attorney for Plaintiff. Dated April 2d, 1864. 21:w4 A CARD FOR THE 8P« rt!HIR CLOTHING IUI Of San Francisco. BADGER ft LIHDENBEBQER, A 'os. 411,413 and 415 Battery Strut, cor ner Merchant, San Francitco. Importer* and Wholesale Dealer* ENTIRE NEW AND FRESH STOCK I WE would call the attention of COUNTRY MERCHANTS to our usually large stoc* of goods. Our stock comprises evenr article in the Clothingnnd Furnishing line, we have con stantly on hand the largest stock and greatest va riety of Cussimere and Wool HATS of any house in San Francisco, and our prices for these Uosns nro less than those of any house, as we receive them direct froiu tbo manufacturer's consignment. Our stock of Spting and Summer Goods is partK* ularly attractive, and the great feature totns country merchant la the unusually low prices— Less than the Cost of Importation! We also keep the STAPLE ARTICLES in the Dry Hoods linc P which Goods we bavo purchased in thia market under the hammer, and are offer ing tlieni at New York Coat, and less. We publish this card in order that we may maw new acquaintances, and Induce those who aave not heretofore purchased of us, to call ana e*« ainiue our stock. Good Articles asdlow Prices! Are the great inducements toall who purchiw ® sel> again. Merchants who buy of us, can maw a good profit, and sell to their customers low figure. We remain, respectfully, Your Obedient Servants, BADGER * LINDENBERGER, Wholesale Clothing and Hat Warehouse, Nos. 411, 413 and 415 Battery stwet. San Francisco, March 14, 1864. »31-3 m.

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