Newspaper of The New York Herald, June 2, 1855, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated June 2, 1855 Page 1
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THE NEW YORK HERALD. WHOfiE NO. 6854. MORNING EDITION-SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 1855. PRICE TWO CENTS ABRITAl OR TUB ST, IE OK THE WEST. ?ONE WEEK LATER FROM CALIFORNIA, FAILURE OF PAGE, BACON & CO. THE I1E LIABILITIES. AJ OTHER COMMERCIAL EXCITEMENT. Hailing- of the Walker Bzpedition. MARRIAGES, BIRTHS AND DEATHS. MARKETS, to* <fcc., 4o. The tfffiirisV]) frff* ^ w?*t, or the Nicaragua line, W. Tuntr, tonaM^i arrived last evening from Punts Anui, with 800 pas?sagsrs, and $418,000 la ,-jiecU ?? freight. * The Star of the West arrived outward At Pant* Arenai 'on the 22d alt, connectlsg with the steamship Cortex, Captain Burns, which left San Francisco on the Oth mlt. Tbe Cortez called at Manzanilla, a port In Mexico, and rtcelTod on board $30,000 la silver, and arrived at Ban Juai* rtsl Sur on tbe 22d nit., with 400 passengers for New York and New Orleans. The rainy Reason had commenced, raising the Saa Jnan river sufficiently high for running the largest class of steamers through without any detention. Tbe Isthmus is perfeetly healthy. The Star of the West left Panta Arenas on the 24th alt., at noon. May 27th off Capo St. Antonio at 5 P. M., exchanged sigaals with the United State* steam frigate San Jacinto, and a United States sloop of war (supposed to be the Jameetawa), hove too. The United States sloop of- war St. Mary's was lying in the harbor of Saa Juaa del Sar on the 22d ult.? officers aad craw all well. The following is the specie list of the Star of the West:? Wells, Fargo k Co., New York $115,646 00 Joba G. Wyanan & Co. " 1,363 89 Peak at America " 10,000 00 J. B. Dickinson " 4,082 4?i Van Valkenburgh it Co. " 10,046 37 Aaron Jacobs ? Co. '* IS, 000 00 Peter Nay lor, " 6. 700 00 Bishop, Simmons & Co. " 6,0*1 60 ?Wm. T. Coleman & Co. " 0,2H3 :.a Wm. Sel'gnmn k Co. " 2u,f>00 00 F. Viotor Achelis, " 2,028 57 SclioUe ft ero. " 10,100 00 F. A. Delano &Oo. " 3,000 00 Janias Lea & Co. " 2,164 35 C. Morgan, Prait., ?? 28,624 00 D. J. FUh k Co. " 4,000 00 E. Pavensted k Schumacher, N. Y 17,200 00 Ixtbach k Shepeler, New York, 10, *00 00 Wm. Parsons, Esq., Boston 2,000 27 Ellis k Newell, " 1,597 13 Drexll k Co., Philadelphia, 1 OS, 000 00 Newhouse it Spatz, " 14,250 00 Ross, Falcoaaar k Co., New York 19,128 64 Total ???? $413,791 72 The steamship Sonora, with dates from New York to the Ith of April, arrived at San Francisco oa the 1st May, aad the Uncle Sam, with dates to April 13, arrived May 7. We are indebted for flies of papers and other favors to Mr. R. Lord, purser of the star of tbe West, to the San Ftancisco news depot of J. W. Sullivan, and to tbe ex presses of Weill, Fargo ii Co. and the Pacific Express Company. felling of the Walker Expedition. A DOTTY SHERIFF V ARKIHD OFF ? U(d rCBSKQCENT Ik J KK1.EA8K ? MUNITIONS OF WAR, ETC , ETC. [From the Sen Francisco Herald, Mir 5.] The brig Vesta, baring on board Col. Walker aad hti ?MB, cleared on Thursday night about 12 o'clock, for Jlaelejo, which is the only port on the Pacific aide whioh la in the hands of the Cast Jlon part/. The expedition irai to hare sailed about two weeks age, bnt the vessel was libelled by the part es by whom it was provisioned. A settlement was, however, made a few days ago, and the U. 8. Marshal released the resael. The libel was for 91,500, and the parties who contracted to furnish the vessel with supplies for the voyage first agreed to ac cept Nicaragua stock in payment for their goods, but afterwards changed their minds, and legal proceeding* were therefore commenced. The vessel was afterwards attached by the Sheriff for some other liability, and a Deputy Sheriff was placed on board. On Thursday night, the Sheriff's deputy was pacing the deck, when Colonel Walker came up and requested him to corns down ts his cabin, in order that he might show him some papers whioh he had in hia possession. The Deputy Sheriff, ia the innocence of his heart, went below, when Col. Walker produced a large bundle of papers, done up ia red' tape, and immediately both he and the Deputy Sheriff commenced to examine their contents. While so engaged, the Deputy Sheriff thought he per ceived a motion quite unusual in ship* at anohor, and started to go on deck, but his impetuosity was checked m the kindest and blandest manner by four or five of the expeditionltH, who, armed to the teeth, suddenly made their appearance. Biey informed the astonished Deputy Sheriff that the ship was underweigh? that under the circumstances, there was no use ia taking the matter to heart, and concluded by bringing forth a basket of champagne from the loeker, advising the Dspnty Sheriff to drown care in a flowing bumper. After the Vesta had got outside the Heads, the Deputy Sheriff was placed on board the steam tug, and the ship stood out to sea. The expeditionists, numbering fifty- six all told, were anted to the teeth, each man having been provided with two six shooters, a bowie knife and Mis aisaippi rifle, whioh are considered to be the beet tools Cot the developement of the agricultural resources of the republic of Nicaragua. The Walker expedition will, It Is supposed, be joined by a portion of the Kin ney expedition, who are to sail from New Orleans, and via the San Juan river, eflbst a junction with their brothers- in -arms from the Paoille si is. If the expedi tion from the Atlantic side he aa well equipped as that which sailed from this port on Thursday night, the Chamorro party in Nicaragua will have a rather hard time of It in maintaining their ascendancy. Exciting , & news may hereafter be expected from Central America. \ The Suspension of Page, Bacon dt Co. [From the San Franeisoo Herald, May 3.1 * As might naturally be expected from the news Drought by the steamer, a run on Page, Bacon k Co. was com mon oed yesterday as soon aa the banking house waa opened. A large foroe of poilcs wore stationed inside, and every exertion was made to preserve order. The depositors were admitted one by one, entering at ene door aad going out at another, we were informed that before commencing business, Page, Bacon k Co. had ?817,000 ia their vaults, which was all paid to the depositors and those who had procured attachments against ths firm on the preceding night. In the morn ing, Pegs, Bacon k Co. eon fs seed judgment for the sum of $400,000 in favor of the guarantors of the time I certificates issued after the first suspension. It was as "-SallWUBIOH OF JTTDGKWT Df FAVOR OF TOT GUARANTORS. Ia the Distriet Court of the Fourth Judicial Distriot ot he State ot California, county of San Francisco, John Par rot, Henry M. Nulee. S. P. Dewey, Theodore Payne, A. A. Itltchis, Eugene Kellv A Co., C. k. Garriion, 7. B. Wells, John Pessi, Jr., J. A M. Phelan, B. Holladay, Hnssey. Bond A Hals, Wood worth 4 Co., Win. T. Coleman A Co., Lowe, gbbets A Co., ?. L. Oeldstein. James Storey, Selorer A Sin ton, David Jobson, H. B. Trsett, F. Plxiey, f.iD II. Haigbt, Wm. Arlington, Win. Sharon, T. J. L. Smiley, Baisht A Wadsworth, 9 wee tier, Hutehine A Co., Arriagton k A CojBeek A El am F. Mason, Jr., O. Simon, B. R Hooke lew, Wm. H. Dow, Geo. II. flossefross. Stilllran A Cushraau, Hoi man A nail, R. MeKee A Co., H M. Whitmore. Wm. S. Gladwin, aad Fernandas A Peyton, plaintiffs, vs. Daniel D. fage, H. DJBacon^ David Chambers, Bsary Height and F. ?hie salt defendants being duly sworn, say that they, the . said defendants, hereby authorise the entry ot a ludgmeal * in aad by the oonrt aforesaid, In tavor of said plaia tiffs, and against tbem the said defendants, for the earn of gtOO.UOO, whioh Judgment is for the purpose ef securing the said plaintiffs against a eontingeet liability, and the facts ooa S Mtuting said liability are as follows:? That (be said plaintiffs did, on the 26th day of Februerv IfNL make and enter into a certain bond or obligation o that date, to the effeot and in snbstanoe that they, the eald plaintiffs, would guarantee the payment of oertala certifl oates of deposit then about to be issued by the said defend ants, under tbe name, Arm and style of Pegs, Bacon A Co., to sach of their depositors as should grant aa extension to said firm as specified In said boad, whioh bond has been filed Mr record, and is recorded in the Reeorder s office for 8aa Francisco county, and for greater certainty is referred teas a part hereof; and said firm have issued to suoh of I thtlr depositore as have (Tented aa extension to said (irm, pursuant to the provlsioas of said bond, oertlfleetee to the I amount ot upwards of 9400,000, which eertiflcatee are still outstanding and unpaid; end said plaintiffs may be called upoa to pay tbe same to the holders thereof; ahd the said eattitgates were Issued in pursuanoe of the provisions ef said bead, payable in two, four, sis and eight months alter the datee of the same, with interest at the rate of one per eeat per month. Sworn and subsoribed to. Ia pursuance offthis confession of judgment aa ex ecu thai was issued aad placed la the hands of Sheriff Oor hags, who, a few minutes before 13 o'clock, effected aa eafcaaee aad levied upon the remaining property of the tnk. Qie doors wen immediately dosed. It was stated the llrrcM of yesterday, that among other attach* k meets, oae had neen issued for the sum of $76,000. The ? cosnplaiat waa, however, afterwards withdrawn, as the ^poaee had been oa special deposit, aad under the etr ?Haastaacee no presses of law was necessary for Its re wtbevsry. We were informrd that oa the cloning of the ksotse there was nothing la the vault but some t#,0? per 17,000 ia gold dust, whieh had been pi toed there oa specie) deposit, aad eeuld aa*, therefore, be tonchet. A Judgment vagal#* oeafessed ysaterdag by Page, Bacon 4 C.., 1b favor of F. K Haight, for the mm of $2,000 *m a inm.^ory mU ptyaM* i? ?i*tt dar* Tha fol lowing m a J i tit of ittediaoau lfsn?d out of tlM Mrertl courts tince tte receipt of the mti of the failure of Page k B?cos. of 8t Lauts at HMIOK COURT. Geo. Hastings $2,rt01 00 L A. Booth 2, MS 00 H. Iliach 764 00 L. BitW 2.9S4 00 A A. Hattey 1,100 0* ?ko. Hammond 737 00 A.Cofi 2,010 01 C. A Fn-her 2.31T 0 > E. I,. Golrfateia 11,127 19 M Echloss 22,461 99 Total 948,100 16 rOCKTH DUTIURI UOUiW. Edward Merrill ???? $283 75 W.KConant 8, HtS 0 i D. C. MeRuer and S. C. Merrill 3,719 3i D. 1,. Roes 4 Co 2,867 91 C. W. Oro?by 4,939 12 Hanftrd Bros 2,263 00 A. Holme* 1,004 00 K B. H< lne? l.Oflfi 00 Rankin 4 Co 5,466 00 btierman 4 Dntton 1,508 00 T?U1 $31,(74 21 TWXLFTB DISTBI0T COURT. Attachments In the following caaea war* israad before the closing of the hooae : ? F. Nokina, far the nn of $ 1,022 00 H Pearson* 10,747 00 Livingston k Kingahead 7,628 00 E Griffin 7,247 00 Accessory Tranalt Company of Nicaragua^.... 46,570 24 ToUl $73,806 24 Attachments for the following luma were Issued after the clonic g of the house : ? E. H. Wwhbara $ 1,469 62 D. P. Baldwin 1,560 09 B. 8 McDonnell 10,139 00 C S. C. Flummer 954 00 Belby 4 Co 6,115 00 D. Hardie ft al 2,215 00 G. Chaae 400 00 Pa'ge k Webater 2,280 00 Win. Rabe 2,200 00 L G. Tieadwell 40,000 00 J. P. Tread well 1,400 00 R. 8. Randall 1,850 00 M. Reese 6,989 45 Total $77,561 97 Total Twelfth District Conrt $161,368 21 Total Fourth Diatrict Court 31,674 21 Total Superior Cfturt 48,400 16 Total attachments $231,448 68 The above la all that could be gleaned yesterday in re lation to the affairs of Page, Bacon k Co. According to these figures the following appeara to be the condition of the bouae: ? Judgments tonfeiaed $400,000 00 Attachments 231,448 58 Ttotal liabilities $631,448 58 Frciu this is to be deducted the amount of attachments which had been satisfied 93,947 70 Total liabilities $537,501 88 What the assets are, we have at present no means of ascertaining ; but it la thought that both here and at St. I<ouia they will be more than sufficient to corer the liabilities. Considerable anxiety was felt yesterday In regard to the $300,000 sent home by Page, Bacon & Ct. by the Golden Gate, bnt it is thought that, in accord ance with the ruling of the Postmaster General on a for mer occasion, the gold dnat aent home can be secured for the payment of tho drafts, and that no loss will be auatained. Some time after the bank had closed a poor womto contrived to gain admittance, and presented a check for $700. There was not a dollar in the vault which conld be made available. The poor woman appeared very much distressed, and Mr. F. W. Page handed to her Us watch, valued at $360, and $26? all the change he had in his pocket ? and also informed her that he wonld be personally responsible for the remainder. By telegraph last night, we learn that the house of Page, Bacon & Co. , at Sacramento, paid all demanda presented at the counter yesterday, and published a no tice, stating that there was suffisient funds in their ?aulta to meet all demands. It was expected that the bank would resume business this morning . PAOK, BACON A CO. I* SACRAMENTO. The news of the failure of Page & Bacon, saya the.S'faf/ Journal, received laat evening, caused consternation almost equal to that of a month er two sinee. Deposi tors were alarmed, and a grand ruah waa made towards the offices of the Sheriff and County Clerk. A deputy sheriff is on duly watching the banking house of Page, Bacon & Co , to see that no treasure Is abstracted. At one o'clock this morning the following attachments had been made: ? James Anthony k Co $2,200 E Coo kiln 2,030 Keyes k Co 1,200 Was. M. Harmon 4,490 John McNnlty 4,026 Pratt, MeNulty k Co 7,460 JohnC. Combes 2,500 J. P. Ewing 760 G. A. Knott 500 H. J Bidkman 1,309 David Strickland 1,600 G. L. Tucker 3,964 J. O'Leary 1,C00 Total 982,829 The Union of the 3d says:? >"Ths banking house of Page, Bacon ft Co.. in this city, wan opened at the usual boor yesterday (Wednesday) morning, at which time the several amounts specified in the attachment* pre viously issued, were handed over to the Sheriff, and the payment of checka and certificates of deposit com mtnced snd continued as they were presented. Several other attachments were iaaued and paid as above, and a silent run kept np on the establishment throughout the day. We understand that on the closing of the bank, leas than 820,000 remained in the vaults, nearly 8200,000 having been paid ont in the interim. The total amount of the attachments issued waa about 886,000, t?o of which? the one for 830.000, and the other for 86,000 ? were auso out by D. 0. Mills & Go., at a late hour in the afternoon. We are Informed that the bank will be optned again this (Thursday) morning." The Union of the 4th says:? The banking house of Pago, Bacon ft Co. re- opened at the usual hour yester day morning, and continued thereafter meeting demands so long as a dollar remained on hand. At about half paat ten o'clock the Sheriff attached the balance then remaining. 8186, on an attachment far 83,696, where npon the doors were closed. Eight salts were commenced against the honse yeetsrday, and as many attachment! iaaued, amounting in the aggregate to 814,416 38. Of this amount 84,286 was taken possession of by the She riff from the coffers cftho bank. To aeonre the balance, a levy was made both on the real estate of the firm and the amount of 888,000 attached by D. O. Mills ft Co., on the day preoedlng. The attachments issued since Tues day evening amount to within a fraction of 8100,000, but have been satisfied, with the exceptions mentioned above. [From the Ban Francisco Trans sript, May 3.1 The failure of the house of Page ft Bacon, of St. Loais, most affeets our interests here. It was not unexpected, and consequently did not create any sensation, neither In St. Lou or Mow York. The junior partner of the honse in New York had exeeuted a general deed of as signment of all the firm and his own Individual property, real and peraoaal, at St. loais, New York, in the west* era Statea and in California, for the benefit of the cre ditors of both houses and of his own, as a railroad con tractor, ftc. The aeaignee la Mr. S. L. M. Bar low, attor ney at law, of that city, and the active legal adviser of Mr. Baeon since his first difficulties in January. The ellsot in this eity of this calamity, svsn at the late hour of its reception, waa marked is the extreme, and it waa for some length of time before the credulity of the com munity could be satisfied thereon. When the news be oame >etabliahed, all manner of absurd rumors ware afloat, calculated te effect a panic for this morning; but we trust that the good senae of the community will cheek any undue attempt to raise a commercial oriels at this time. Among the other houees whoso repute was queatloned, by rumor, is that of Lucas, Turner ft Co. Bllacellsuieoaa . Mc*diiui> by Ihdianb ? The Shasta Omtriar of the 6th May learns from a note addressed to J. T. Landrum, Usq.. of Shasta, by Messrs. L. Flaming, W Fur and I. Tattle, that two men ? William Cockran and Jesse Brown ?were recently murdered by the Indians on the south fork of the Cottonwood. It la aatd that Brown had with him about one tbouiand dollars, and Cockran four or five ' hundred. It was the freedom with which the Indians sprnt this money at Fan's trading post that led to the discovery of this crime. Messrs Farr and others sucoeceatd in capturing the aquaws of the murderers, who divulged the whole mat ter. They say that they carried wood to burn the murdered men. and then pounded their bones to powder so that the whites should not find them. They further more state that this tribe has plenty of stock and money, and that they have, up to the present time, killed five white man. Ths Moawom nt 8ai? Bkrxaxmso. ? A census has re cently been taken, says the Las Angelas Star, within the city limits of fan Bernardino, and the result, aa ascer tained, numbers om thousand belonging to the Mormon Church and three I hundred Gentiles or taggders. Several families removed to Salt Lake City MPreak. The Mormons are daily expecting the arrirm it San Pedro of a ship from Australia with a load of proselytes Kthered Into the folds la that oountry A fast people sea Mormon friends of ours; they do not consider their work accomplished when conversion la effected, bat they make sure of the future steadfastness of tie brethren bv drawing them within the lnflaencee of a community of interests and feelings, where their temporal, aa well aa syiritual wants, an attentively watched and provided ?tartiM, ?arrlsgH and Daathi, ?nnu. On April 22d. at Rid well, Butte oouaty, the wife of Geo. H. Croeette, editor of the Butte Rrrord. of a sou. At their resldsnce on the Yuba River, tfce wife of R. M. Turner, Esq .,.of a son. MARRIVD. At Talkie, by Rev. Wm Wllmott, Mr. Lewie H. Low te Miss Rebecca B. Liklas, bath of Philadelphia. In San Fraadsoo, April 28, by Rev. Mr. Cuttsr, Mr. Chaa. Jehnaea te Mrs. Margaret Ceegreve. la Ian FraaoUoo, April 38, bf Rev. Mr. Cutter, Seaer n Goiim, of Old l\nk,D> *? Miss Amelia Laugletz, of U?iBur. Jo tun Francisco, Apk"' 28. 1/ Psv. BUhop Kip, Mr M. E Kitrgibbon to Mis .. Rfjrnrt At SkrrAmrnio April A." th? Her J A. Ilenton, Mr. fc. W. Butler to Mis* K"?n Mill*, late of Brood/*, New York. Io Honetown, April 2*5. by Tui'ge J. C. llinekley, Mr. J. C. cp*ncer to Mi?s Kaclief Vanhwiswi In Auburn, April 22, by Ke?. J. Roger*, G. F. Pum buker to Mm. a. A. Mnitli In Honolulu, April 2, ojr Per. L. Andrews, Mr. W. Chamberlain to MireC. P. Wright DIH>. In San Fronciaco, Was. McCraith, acred 36 years. In :-ecrsta*nto, I ewis H. Stoddarl, ekl??t torn of Lewi* T. St?i(!<*srd, of Bcstcn, aged 20 year*. In 1 ratrte City, April 23, of croup, Saaiuel, infant aoa of Henry F and Sarah Kellnrn In San Francisco, April 28, Minn Oil re Medora Sullivan, sgul 16 year*, 1 month atd 17 days. In San Franciscj, April 30, of typhoid fever, JaM, wife of Wm HcCamooa, la the 20th year of her age. At Mcllbany's Ranche, three mile* abate Marysville, from injuries received by falling from ? horse, .hti Rice, of Ohio. In KUzabethtown, at the mMera of hi* Mather, H. H. Heckle, aged 12 years At Wailuku Maul, 3. 1., March 30, Mrs. Aadelucia 1?, wife of Rev. D. t Conde, aged 44 year*. At Lihue, Kauai, S. I., March 1?, Dr. J. H. Wylie, ?f Riehmrad, Indiana, receatly from California At Hong Kong, China, Jan. 30, M?. Cbaa. A. Theriat, of New York, aged 21 years. At Victoria, Hong Kong, China, Fbb. .7, John Burd, Esq., Danish Consul, aged 61 years. In San Francisco, of consumption, Agnes Henrietta, wife of James Bell, in the 2>th year of her age. In Honolulu, April 4, age* 13 months, William 8., in fant son of M. W. and Oeorgiana Mathews, formerly of New York. In Oakland, at the residence of George W. Coffee, May 3, Thomas A. Wax bass, a native of Hamburg, N. J., aged 34 years. Market* 8an Francisco, lfay 8, 1866. Floub.? Sales have been exoeedingly light in all in stanoee, if we may exoept the auction sales at McRner & Merrill's, this morning, af 4,000 old sacks kellpie Mills, at rates decidedly buoyant for the market. Jobbing sales sum np 400 sacks Chile at 96 60; 200 Magnolia Mills at $7; 60 bbla. Haiti! at >13; 226 sacks Golden Gate at 98 60;800 do. Ashley's self rising at $10; 100 do. Golden Gate do. at 910: 100 do. Santa Clara at 97 26. Cornmrau? Transactions amount to literally nothing at all. We tear of a jobbing sale of 20 half bbls. at 3e. Bran ? Considerable inquiry for the article, but the market bare. We hear of one lot of 2G0 bags at lc. Wfmi has shared In the same stagnation that has characterised the balance of the grain market. We have jobbing rales of 240 sacks at l^c. ; 200 at l}{o. ; and 100 do. at l&c. Barley.? We hear of considerable Inquiry for ship ment, and several large lots have boen taken up for ex port to Australia. 4,000 sacks Chile sold fer l^c., for shipment on the Marius Caisar: 260 sacks domestic at 91 80 net; 100 do. do. at l%c ; 100 do. do. at lV?o. Oats. ? There also exists much inquiry for this article for export purposes. There is evidently a strong disposi tion on the part of holders to any extent to send the balance of stocks that have been accumulating out of the country, and considerable parcels have been taken up for Australia. We hear of sales of 1,000 sacks California fair at 1XC- ? 2 lotB do., 2,200 and 400 sacks, at 2e. ; 140 sacks at life. ; and 100 do. at 2>4'c. Corn. ? Sales have been almost entirely suspended, snd we hear of but one lot 346 sacks Eastern, on private term*. * Potato*?.? But little has be?n done In the way of sales, and the old figures for prime potatoes are npbeVL We note sales of three lots, 660 bags at 6J>?c , and one lot, 186 sacks, at 60c. brill rra 1 urpentine ?1,400 gallons sold at 70c. Rica. ? 1(0 bbls. Carolina, sold on private terms. Candlw. ? 260 boxes adamantines, on private term*. Driid Appijb.? Two lota, 60 half bbls. each, sold at 9c. Cum**. ? ?0 cases good, sold at 10c. Bittcr ?100 kegs fresh prime, sold at 36c. Syrcp ? 300 kegs (5 gallons) East Boston, sold at 06c. Hams.? We note one Tot, 20,000 lbs., sold at 18c. ; also 26 bbls. Kaf sard's, on private terms. Lard ? 40 casta, 20 lbs. tins, on private terms. Soap ? 200 boxes Bill'*, at 8c. Iron. ? 16 tons boiler plate iron sold at 4c. per lb. Tin.? 26 boxes roofing tin, on private term*. Co?t.k ? The lot of 1,126 60 lbs mats on board the f'ha-nix, arrived yesterday from Manila, told t his morn ing, we understand, in the neighborhood of 13c. We hear sales of do other lots. Co>i A lot of screenings Newcastle ooal, 60 tons, sold for 917 Dry Goons.? We bear of no transactions in either sheetings or drills. An invoice of velvet carpeting, amounting to 96,000, some 4,000 yards, sold at 10 per cent on New York cost. The Camel Expedition Ship Supply. WHERE CAMELS ARB TO COM! FBOM? WHAT TOT AM TO DO? THEIR WANTS AMD PBCULIARITIBS. The alore ahip Supply, purchased by the U?ited State* government in 1840, ia making ready for aea in order to ?tart on her trip for Cairo or " a market," and take ia a lot ef came la, which are te be bought and brought te thia country fer the purpoae of tranaportlag feod, cloth ing, and other necessarlea, to oar aoldleri serving ia the fort* which btnnd the great plain*. Annexed i* a liat of the officers or tbi strrrLT. David D. Porter. Lieutenant Commandant. S. Allan Bogles, Panted Assistant Surgeon. Thomas Boney, Acting Matter. Bobert r. R. Lewie, Faeaed Midshipman. L. Howard Newman, " Joiepb D. Blake, *' The idea of employing eamela for the Western desert a ia a novel bnt an excellent one, for the coat of the provision* ia nov ao much enhanced by the addition ef carriage cliargee that there la no donbt but the animal* will save their owa priee in a ahort time. For instance, in some of the forta ea the Plain* a barrel of floor haa been charged to the department at $40, owing to the ad dition of the ooat ef carriage to it* flint oeat prioe. The Supply moanta four guns, and ha* about aixty men cn board, the haa had a large number ef water barrela from the maeter cooper, with other wooden work. Judging hem the additional tanki which have been fitted in her, it would appear aa if camel* became thlraty when on a sea voyage, and thus reversed their very useful natural peculiarity. The ahJp has been newly painted, and the blacksmith has given her a great many new bolts, braces, aad other work. The ahip carpenter ha* given her a " trunk deck " by raiaing the old one up aome feet, ao that the animals may have ample roam to hold as " high a head " aa uiual, and al*o plenty of air. Btalls for thirty camels having been ordered to be erected ia the ahip, they were also put up. Each stall measures alxteen feet in length, by three feet' in breadth. The eamela will be fed from the upper deck, through an opening left for that purpoae, and their food will be pasaed down in twine netting bags, of the aize and shape of a water bucket, which have been made by the sailmaker. The sailmaker haa furnished a new suit of sails to the Supply. The same workman has also made a large quan tity of padded belting, portions of which will be used in recuritg the camels is case of a heavy gale or storm eotning on. Should either occur, and the camel* become startled, and thu* dangerous, a coil ef this belting will be passed round the body of the camel, and which will connect with another piece laid across its breast. "Jack" will then be called in, and with a " good will " haul will fetch the camel to hia knees, and reefing him oa to the deck, leave him in this penitent position until he " cools oif. " | The master moulder has made an apparatus for get ting the eamela on board. It is a strong oaken frame, having aix wheels under it and open at each end. The I camel will be driven en this and the ends, which will fit 1 him closely, be fixed np. He will then be drawn to the water, let down ia hie box, and floated oat to the side of the ship, when he will be hauled on beard and pat In his stall. The Sapply is bow ready for eea, aad it la thought she will have aa interesting craiee. She will ran through the Mediterranean, coast along the Black ?%a shore, and visit the Sea of Aaof. What a lesson her preeenoe will be to the fleets of the other great Powers hi thoee waters 1 Whilst they are only intent on the dee traction ef each other, or all, oar flag will float peace fully en towards Its destination? ia pursuit of a earg of camels. Coroners' laqoeits. Fatal Aocidbxt. ? An Inquest was held by Oerone WUhelm yesterday, a; lis York Hospital, apea the body of William Wakeiy, a native of Ireland, about 57 years of age, who died at this institution, from the e (Tacts of severe injuries received oa the 2Sth alt., while aaalating in loading a wagon with poteah la the inapeo tion establishment In Greenwich street, between Rector and Morris. The deceased, aloag with others employed In tbat store, were engaged oa the day in question, la loading a cart with potashes, when one of the barrels fell off the vehicle, and oeming in coatact with deceased, broke several of his ribe, aad othewiso severely injured him. The deceased lingered until Thursday evening when death pot an end to all his sufferings. The jury rendered a verdict of "Accidental death." Am Uuxuowh Mam Foujtd Daowxxn.? Coroner Hilton held an Inquest yesterday, at the foot ef Fifty third street, B. R., upon the body ef an unknown man, about St years of age, who was found floating 1a the water at this point. The dsceaeed was about five feet eight inchee la height, aad was stoat built Deseaeed tied been in the water so long that it wee impossible te die tlaguieh hia features, or give aay ioeeriptiea e< his per roaal Sfpearaaoe. Verdict, << FeuaA drowned." HE BUTSTEtt ARC Iff EXPEDITION* the V?awl< Arctic and Reloane? Itirlr De gMUtare from New Ywk. The rnwli Antic and Melwaaa, which it if intended (hall tall trem the Quarantine groaadi to-lay, ?a ? viatt to th? Arctic ocean, ia order to search for Dr. K?a? and hi* companions, lay at the Wnvy Yanl <ra Taeaday l*?t, and wot anchored opposite to t ie North Carotiaa They were thea ready for sea, but dkd not leave tbnir moor ings until Friday afternoon, whea tney got under weigh amidst a sieae or general endteaaeat and iatxreet. The following ii a lint of the officers ia charge o' the ?xjvedition:? 07FICMR8 AND GKKW OP^THM MHK RMLKAMH. Comniar Jer- l.leut-nant H. J UtrteMa. Actfeg-Msstrr-'WilHam J Lovell 1'iird Midshipman? Joseph P. KjITb. Aullliat Surge-* ? Jamea haws. Captain's Clerk? Charles Lever. Boatnra-u? V. 9 Hall. Boat??ain'i< Male- ?John Bllna. Boatswa.n's Mat*? William Smith. Sailmaier? Benisanha Moure Carpenter's Mat*? rharle* WtBlams. Seamen? William Ovary, oook; John Haley, Andrew Lar eon, William Ceeer, David Ratnqr tieer?S' Davys, John Smith, WiU. am fW. ??> Charles* Johnson, Thoman Kerd, l?*ii Law.tice, FmivJ lavlor, Bjron I'Mter, Thomas Franklin. OPFlC?KT>AND CRMW OF TO! rmOPBLLBB ARCTIC Commander? Lieutenant C. C. Siau. Acting- Mayer?Watson Smith. Aaeittant Pnr?eon? Jhhn K. Kane. Insinrer ? ilirmaa New oil Assistant Engineer? Villi tm Johnsea. Acting Carpjnter? Willises Riobarieeu. Aotlng Boatswain? Samurl Whiting. Boatswain'! Mate? Better* Brace Steward? John Van Dyke; Seamen? William CI roves, John Thompson, Abraham Ken dall, Walter Wilksnbon, QUorje Bldweld. Janes Bettsford, George Price, John, Jtsoph K/own, Kiskard Hart ley, George Tvlcr, John ?ok, John Oilbert. * 1 hose marked wltk aa asterisk have been in th* Arctic regicns with Dr. KaaeunJtrDv Ilaveo. The oommandrr of tho-expedition, I .ieu tenant Harts tela, is a native of 8outh Carolina, ana Lieu tenant Si mm* cornea from Virginia. AU tho-officers and men hope that plenty of American newspapers will he forwarded tharo daring their abeeaoe. Two tailors who- had laodei at the Navy Yard on Friday, to bid farewell to their wives, repented of their migratory resolution at the last moment, and had to bo forced a little before they wexe brought. to the ?htp. It will be recollected that Dr. Edward Kane loft the United States with the first Grinnell expedition which sailed In search of Sir John Fraiklln. Kane returned from that voyage unsuccessful, but not hopeleae, and owing to hia exertions and rspreesntatlon, aiding tho promptings of a humane hoart, Mr. Grinnell was induoed to again St out the Advance, and aond her on another mieaioa of philanthropy and aciontlfle discovery. The Advance sailed in 1863, and the command of the expedition wao intrusted to Doctor Kane himself, having sixteen men under him. He has been absent since that time; and when the harrowing narrative of Doctor Rae, respecting the ultimate fate of Franklin, flrst appeared in print in this oountry, a feel ing of universal alarm for his safety was at once exhi bited, whioh has beea extending daily up to this mo ment. Our late advicee from England announced the ar rival there of tho ship Enterprise, with other Arctic searching vessels, but do not contain any mention of the Advance or Kane. So the conviction ia bow settled oa the public mind that he has either pariahed in tho Icy region! or left them a good while aince, and in now on hia way to hia native land. Determlnsd to penetrate the mystery if possible, and in order to allay the popular fears, the United States go vernment lately set apart the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars to be expended in fitting out, man ning, and maintaining, another force of navigators ready to vtnture life itaell la a search for their missing conn trymen. With this snm two vessels, then named the Eringo and Arctio, were Immediately purchased and sent on to the Brooklyn Navy Yard for alteration, repair, and a refit auited to the latitudes In which they were intended to operate. Tho propeller Aretio was built in Philadelphia, and registered for two hun dred and ftfiy tons. It was flrst Intended that she should serve aa a government lightship. The bark Eringo? now known as the Release ? was re gistered for three hundred and twenty seven tons, an I engaged for a short time In the Rio Janeiro trade. She is a well built vessel and a fleet sailer. Oat of ths cash voted, the Executive gave the sum of thirty-thousand dollars for the propeller, and seventeen thousand dollars for the bark Eringo. After the purchase was concluded the vessels were ordered down to the Navy Yard, and im mediately the heads of the different departments set a numb* r of men to work on them in order to get them ready for this special aervioe; whilst Mr. Grinnell again came forward and tendered ample and generous aid in the victualling and general outfit. The first work waa to rebrace and extra*brace the ves sels, so as to enable them to maintain themselves against the tremendous pressure of the ice packs, or the tuddea shocks of floating masses of ice. With this view they received two heavy sister keelsons, four bilge keelsons, and two powerful extra breast books. Strang athwart beams and knees were fixed forward. Heavy beams of the dimensions of thirteen feet by six laches, have been run fore and aft in both. These beams have a space of five feet between each, and every beam is strengthened by four dagger knees and two banging knees. Amid ships, strong iron reds are run through each Samson post, which bolt Tit to the sister and and main keelsons. Four extra knee* have been added to the stauncheons fore and aft, and live oak foam* fitted to each quarter. AU the decks and sides of each veeeel are eovered with eork, with a view to ward off the action of the frost. The decks are alao double planked and caulked. An immense water tight bulkhead divides the well braced bows of the ships from the rest of the vessel, so as to render the chance of escape on the sledges, or the return to land, more certain, in case floating ice should stave in or separate the bow. The Arctic aad Release have alao had Iron bands fixed out side aft, from their cutwater to their main chains, whilst oak planking of two aad a half inches has been run on their hulls, from the cutwater to the sterapost, and from the keel upward. The boats for each are made of vulcanized India rubber, fixed in a peculiar manner on frames of light wood. In connection with theee there are ten ice sledges. When brought into use, the boats will be Inflated by means of a pair of bellows set in a sledge, and drawn oa the ioe by dogs. The sledges are made sharp at each ead, and 'ound with iron, and seve ral of them are over eleven feet long. Each sledge and boat, It is calculated, will transport seven persons on the ice. Should any break occur in the ice, the sledge can be taken asunder by removing the junctlen pins, when pieoee will be put in the boat, which will then be launch ed on ?the water and rowed In the usual manner. All the light oars and paddles are elegantly made, and lined round the blade with brass. Both vessels have had two large whale boats put on board. The different shops In the Navy Yard have furnished them with about seventy 1 lea anchors, ranging in weight from sixteen to over one hundred pounds. They are all hook-shaped, aad in tended to aid In warping one or both of the vessels through the lea. An immense number of iron crow bars have been put on board, which are steel- pointed and to be used In boring holes through the Ice. They are called ioe chisels by the mechanloa and navigators. The master moulder has furnished a lot ef metal vessels to be used as ion Belters. They are In the shape of a <Wep basin with a small hole in the bottom. The basin Is lined with *a easing of iron, standing an inch a Dart from the outside shell. The interstice will be filled up with a substance to prevent the action of the frost. The meltera will be flxed in the neighborhood of the galley fire, filled with lee, and fitted in a piece of earthen ware 'o as to prevent danger from fire. A piece of hose will be attached to the small hole In the bottom, and as the ice melts It will tun through aad pure water be thus obtained. During the expedition tbe crew of the Arctic will be housed in the top-gallant forecastle, whilst a house has been built oa the deck of the Releaee for her men. Should the season prove unusually rigorous at the nerth, they may go dowa below. A half deek has be?n put up below the spar deck, whieh is intended as a plaoe for the offioers to house. The place is a little over four feet In height. riovisioas have beea put on beard ef each vessel ful ly averaged to sufllee for twa ysars, but which may last for eight or nine months over that period The present arrangements are, that if this expedition should find Doctor Kane durngtbe good weather of this season, they may be expected heme abont the middle of Sep tember, whilst lr set here a 'Mat Nevemb r, they wil remain for the aext w later in tbe Arctic sea. ?nrlng the time the veeeeie were fitting eat, the great est bmstte existed La the depart* sat ef the aaval store kf e |>er at TrooklTD (fcdrrs w^ri> pouring In half hour, ly for pot*, p?n?, b'aaKsU, shoe* stockists, bolta, screws, water-buckets, and the moit indescribable m'scellany of uticlf , All of which were promptly supplied. Of the provisions on board, the moit part censlsts of patent biscuit and soups, preserved meat*, potato#*, pickles, cabbages, and pa ?nt s?lf rais* in# flour. There is (Wat/ of .?*rTe d I'm* julee, as acu rrj Uinta often re appear in northern navigation, which it was supposed bad b?e* fully cured or had died eat. Pome pare whiskey kef hem also shipped. There ?re twenty th<->?uand pounds of dried moats and soups, wtth about sixteen thousanH pounds of preferred vege tables, in the two >eesels. The beef wm first sliced, then proceed, dried over a kiln Are, chopped floe, seasoned, ana peeked in eaas hermetically seated. The Wore keeper i uppl'Od orer five hundred pairs of woollen sticking*, with a great mauy canvass boot* to be drawn on orer alt the covering of tbe feet. A Urge deg ree ef latitude ha* been permitted to tbe officers In their mrte of clothing themselves. They v. ill not be aUesred any extra pay for their arduoaa duty. Mr. Grinnell kindly superintended the shipping of the provisiona and all other articles of comfort. Although ? quantity of whiakey baa been put on board, the expedition sails on strictly temperance i principles, and the liquor will not be used except medi cinally, and for tbe benefit of a crew at once hardy, en thusiastic, and daring as any ever ahipped by a nary before. On Monday last Mr. Grinnell presented a set of maps and a oupy of all tbe notes made and taken by all the Arctic ex plorers, previous to tbe year 1854, to the officer* in oommund of the vessels Mr Grionsll bad received them by the sterc<jr which rrrived freai England im mediately b'foio, accompanied by ? nete from Mr. Marrow, Secretary 01 tho British Admiralty, da'.ed at London. Tbe following la a copy of Mr. Barrow's com munication to Mr. Grinnel) : ? Sir? 1 almost fear the expedition wllT have sailed be fore this reachts you, but I send tbo enclosed en the chance. One is a> obart on which Capt. Inglefieid has made some notes which may be useful; tbe other is the Arctic papers, which contain tbe brie: summary of his veyuge op to SmitV's Hound, which I have not previous ly sent, I think. I wish 1 knew in what other way I co ul 1 be of any service to tbe expedition. Wishing them all the succom they deserve, and that they may return with Dr. Kane and his party in the autumn, I remain, yours faithfully, JOHN BARROW. Lady Franklin also sent a request to Mr. Grinnell, hoping that tbe American expedition would take out a bumble tablet in memory of her devetsd hustaad, and plaoe it on lieechy Island. Time did not permit her to get the memento executed In London. This fond wish was at onoe complied with, and the tablet was finished in Hew York, and given In charge to Lieut, I '.arts tola. It bears the following Inscription: ? ? TO THI MBMOBV OF ? ? t RANK I. IN. ? ? CROZIER, FITZJAMBS, * ? AND ? ? tLl. THEIR r. AI.UXT BROTHER MnOIIS AWO H'Tl- * ? rut companions who Htri surriiso I 1- ? ? rilitSSD IB THB OAV.1C Or ? ? SOIBNCB AND THB SBR- * ? VIOB or THBIB ? ? ODUSTRY, ? ? in i s tablet ? ? is ? ? BRIOTID . 0 NEAR THB SPOT WIU Rt 0 ? thxv rAssan thbix nasr a no- . ? Tie WlilTBB, AND WHKBCB Til BV ISSUED , , FORTH TO OOSQWOS DirMO Vr L>n ES OK TO DIB. , 0 IT OOUMEMOBATBS THB GBIBF OR THBin ADMIRING COUNT-KYMBN tS? FBISBDI ABD THB ABGV1SM, SUBDU1D BV F AI PH, OF 11 SB WHO HAS * ? LOST IN THB HEROIC LCADPR OF TUB * ? BXPBDITION THB MOST DBVOTMD * ? ABD AFFHQTIOBATE OB ? ? HVItASDS ? ? And io Be bringeth them, into the heaven where they ? ? vmdil be. ? ? 1855. ? ? THIS IIOHS HAS BITR1Y IRTll'STSD TO BE AFFIX VD * ? IB ITS PLACE BV THE OFFICERS ABA CRBW OF Till ? 0 AM B 11 IC AN *XPBDITM)3, C01IMABDIB BV I.irt'T. H. * ? 1. IIABTSTEIN, IB SBARCH OF DR. KANE AND HIS * ? COMPANIONS. ? THE DEPARTURE FROM THE KAVY YARD. Evtxy arrangement being completed, the Arctic Mil Relear.e hauled out Into the East river from the Nary Yard on last Monday evening, and anchored opposite the North Carolina, with the United States flag flying float the masthead or eath. Commun'cation was hour ly kept up with the shore, and little odds and end* of i requisites, messages of regret and friendship, good wishes for sneceas, and some communications of a more tender and interesting nature, wero despatched by the boats, and sent out to both offleera and men en every occasion np to Friday afternoon, when the final order to "go to sea" was received. Immediarely afterwards the propeller Aretie took the hark Release in tow? the anchors were got up, and at a quarter past one o'clock the Kane expedition was under weigh. As the vessels moved past, about five hundred men and boys, naval recruits and o'.d " salts," crowded on the decks at the North Carolina, jumped into the rig ging and on the yards, giving then many hearty cheers and a "God speed." The crew of the frigate Congress imitated their example, and the scene on the water was thus rendered interesting as wallas affecting. Alj the officials and workmen in the yard, with a Urge crowd of casual visiters, ran down to the wharf, and with strain ing eyes and feeling hearts watched the vessels until they were cut of sight Amongst the distinguished vi siters on board the vessels, and who accompanied them to Quarantine, were Mrs. Hartstein and her daughter, Mr. Henry Grinnell, Judge Kane, his sons Robert and ThomaB and his daughter, Mr. Ridley Watts, Mr. Co r no li ua Grinnell, Capt. Lovell, Mr. Joseph Lovetl, Mr. Har as an Livingston, and Mr. Ephraim Moore. As they passed down the bay the vessels were saluted from every other one they met, the Arctic navigators responding with lusty cheers. It was late in the evening when they catt anchor at Quarantine, after which Commander Hart steln, with the other members of his family, returned to New York, where the gallant officer made his 1 ? adieus ' ' previous to sailing this morning. It is thought that the Arctic and Release will first make for Holstelnberg, and go rrom there to Disco, where the sled je dogs will be bought. Thence ihsy will run to Upernavik, and on to Gape Alexander. Here Kane was to leave a supply of provisions, and here Hartstein expects to find him. The Society ftnr Meliorating the Condition of the Jews. This association appears at present to be In hot water. At its last meeting, which was held duriag Anniversary week, according to a statement of its late President, Rev. Dr. John Forsyth, an unsuccessful effort was made te oust its present corresponding secretary from office, but owing, it is alleged, to surreptitious means, he hat been re elected to serve another year, to the great Indig nation ef its Board of Directors, all of whom resignM when again elected, and would not serve with the oejec tenable secretary, who nevertheless continues his labors, though in fact the concern is dissolved. This association has been in receipt of nearly $26,000 yearly, and it Is cnarged that there is much corruption la the management of the funds of a nature that would not bear Investigation. The fo'lowing are the names of the offioers elect, whs declined to serve J'raideni? Bleazer I>ord, Esq. Vicr- l'raid<-nu ? Thomas be Witt. D. D., New York ; Williem B Sprsgue, D. D.. Albany ; H. V. D. Johns, D. D , Baltimore ; I). N Lord, Ksq., New York ; Thomas Armitage, do. ; Francis Hall. K*q . da Foreign Cor SterHary ? W1 'Ham Ktmsey, D. D. Tr&uurrr? Charles il Amtrmtn. Ksq. IHrtdort ? Charles Van Wyck, Joseph McKeen, Falconer, Benjamin Douglass. Henry Smith, Cti Davis, T. U Stillman, Walter C. Palmer. A card has jnst been issued signed by Mortimer be Motte, William Libbey, Franklin Knight, Charles Van Wvck, Charles Davis, R. G. I'ardee, and R. Van Dlen, officers and members of the late Board of Directors or the above society, in which they state that they have withdrawn from it their support and oountenance, and that it 1s " in contemplation to fora a new society, who?e only object and aim shall be to lead to a living faith In Cbriat Jesus such Jews as are already accessible, and to prepare the way, under God for the salvation of all Israel. ' ' Hoboken City Itcwa. Mbcttko or thb Common Cocwctu ? A meeting of the Council was bald at the City Hall last evening, Council man Oaipenter in the chair. An ordinance relative to inns and taverns was read the third time and adopted. It provides that licenses may be granted to proper per sons npon the presentation of a petition, signed by ten freeholders The fee for a license shall he fixed by a re solution of the Council, but the ordinance provides tbet it shall not be lees than 960 for each license. Those liceaeed shall give a bont in the sum of $100. Selling intexicat ng drinks on Punday shall be punishable by a fins of ?li for the first offence, ami $16 for each subse quent offence, gelling liquor without a license shall be pomshacle by a fine of $10 for the first offence, and $90 for each subsequent offeree. An ordinance regulating wells and pumps was also passed. The Council elected Samuel Whitney Street Conunis staa*r in place of Pate* Clayton, whe was elected, but i ?ki not qualify for the office. Adjourned, ts meat en Monday evening at the Citf UeTk* effloe. A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF GE01GE LAW, OF NEW YOBK, TO Pnnsrlwjira Lire Oik Candidal* ftr the PreiMnejr. AFTER THE MANNER OF PLtXrAk'GH. rnrioi. The idew to a startling one, that a laborer?* menbaa'a who commenced hia omtr by laying brick far eae da liar ? dsj ? *h aJd be nominated by a great party M a eaati dato for tha office of Chief Magistrate of the Waltedt States. Sush la tha fact, Ueorg* law hat already been placed in nomination by the Americaa party, in tha Le gislature of Pennsylvania; aud this premonitory nomina tion will probably be conOrmed by the American Nation al Council. Tea, it shooha the prejudices of many goe* cltiasan who have hereto/eae beliavad that a man wha waa St te be elected Chief Magistrate mnet hare Mired an ap prenticeohtp in doing mar den in a battle 9 eld, er doing roguny In a law effire. An the nana of George Law hae already be? heard fcn thij high connection in every Tillage, town and city in each State, North, South, East and Weet, tha people are nnxieua for information in thfa matter. Tbay want to know what meaner of man thia George In w ia, who in ao widely epoken of far tha next Presidency. Hi* opponanta do not believe that n laborer ? a briok layer? a mechanic ? a merchant ? a man of practionl genina? hae any antecedents that betoken great adminis trative talent. Let facta tell the atory; and let tha readeri of the following ilmple hiatery bear in mind tha old adage, that "he who attends moat faithfully to hia ewn butlaeaa ia moat likely to be faithfnl when the in terests af others are eonBded to hia care. ' ' N?w Ton, June 1, 18M. George Law waa born in tha town of Jackson, Wash ington coanty, State of Mew Yerk, on the 26th of Oc tober, HOC. Hia father, John Law, waa a farmer, and owned abont one hnndrad aeree of land at the time George waa born. George had two brothers and two niaters. lie waa the youngest of tha time boys. These children are all dead except Geitrge aad the yo? agent sister, who ia married, and resides at and owns the aid homestead. George left heme in 18M, when he was eighteen years old. Up to that period he remained upon tha farm of his father, doing " chores," attending te the oattle, and in the winter montha he attsaded school. His father's farm wan gradually increasing, aad before George left home numbered nearly Ave hundred acres. Ha had a floe stock of cattle, and kept the largest dairy in that taction. His neighbors from this fact gave him tha name of "Buiter John." The farm of George's father waa on the read to Troy. In feet, the Troy road ran between the hens* and the batn. His grandfather, Robert Law, resided about a quarter of a mile up the road. He died in 18M. The father ef George died in 1853. George had an nneln named Robert, who took the grandfather's homestead when he d'ed. Upon the farm of his father John waa George raked until he was eighteen yeara aid. Jaha 1-aw waa an active, energetic, go-ahead farmer. Hia whole soul waa engrossed with the farm. The heaaa was an old fashioned country farm-houxe, built of plank. The roof extended down, and covered the stoop. On one side of the entrance naa the " buttery," an the other a sleeping room. It had an aid fashioned kitchen, with the usual monster fireplace of those daya Close by the door was a well of pure water, with "the eld pole and bucket " The farm crossed the road. On one aid t it extended In meadow to the Be t tank I U river, aad en the other ran bock on the pine plain to the hilla, wnioh were covered with timber. George waa about six years old whan war wae de clared between Kngland and the United Statee. It was evening, and he wae lying in an old fashioned cradle ia a corner of the kitchen, when hia Uncle Robert came ia aad told the newa; aad he lay and listened to the con versation whioh it oalled forth, and the forebodings o* invasion of their neighborhood from Canada, which I occasioned. From that time he became a reader af the aewspapers. Not loaf after this, he w?nt up the hill lata la orchard to gather noma fruit with his mother. It waa Sunday. Tbe day waa clear, not a cloud m the *ky, when they beard what sounded like diltaat thnadsr. George placed hit ear to the ground, and distinctly heard the low booming of artillery. " Our folks are whipping the British on tbe lake, mother," said George, aad ae it proved, for the next day the newe came of Commodore MeDonough's victory on I?ke Champlain. A faw day* after, the prisoners were brought down on their way ta Albany. They wsre to pass within a mile of the beaao stead George asked hia father and mothar to let him fa and see them. 11 Ifa," was their decided reply ; bat this opportunity waa not to be miseed, and far the Brat time George became disobedient, and pat across the Balds, bareheaded, to the other road. Soon after they came along, and he oouated Ht prisoners and sixtj guards. At first be was ahy of a# - preaching them; but when the part/ halted, a faw ml nates after, to get their dinner, and he saw that they wero a laughing, pleasant net of fellows, he made bold toga* orsr the fence and show himself. They bafan talking with him in a very friendly way, and finally coaxed hia to dinner. One of them told him that he would make a good soldier when ha got older. Just at this interesting moment the father of George made his appearance is catch him, and master George expected a whippiaf ; bat the eld farmer became interested in the conversattoa a ad the accounts of the battle, and the reeult was that George did not gat even a scolding from his father. As soon as George was able to read, the first took which fell into his hands, (for his father posseaaod very few books) waa a copy of the life and poems of Borna. This he learned by heart, and it gave him a taste ftp book reading. He had no time to read except ereainfs ; and when he was aent to bed, he would fix a oaadle at the head of his bed and read while the candle lasted. In this manner he read the Life of Washlaftm, Coak'a royafea, derm's travels, Plataich's Urea, Joseph aa* Works, and Hume aad Smollett's History of fnglaad before he was It years old. On Sundays he was not allowed to read any such books, and on that day hia good mother made him read the Bible with Scott's Commeata rlee; and this oourie waa fallowed for many years, aatfl he left home, aad could almost repeat the Btble froaa " the beginning to the end." During the early period af his history, he rose with the sun? a habit aovsr left oil in after years. Another favorite book at that tias* with him, waa the IJfe of William Ray, which gave a history of a youth who left his father's farm and wtat off to seek his fortune la the great world. This aad other books of travels settled the futoro destiny at George, and decided hit mind to leave the farm apoa the first occasion that offered. Whea George reached the age of IT he began to be tired of farm work, and waa exoeediafly anxloaa ta leave home, and do something for himself. There wa > pleaty to do oa the farm, and his father opposed tbe plan. From the time George waa 12 years o d, hie mied was occupied with plans of bolldlng . He would get a eompany of boys together aad balld small dams or miniature bridges, and he waa oeastanUy amoag sat ehanica when he could get a ehanoe, aad watch what thsy did, and then try If ha could not do it better, rhia caused hia mother to remark, ?' If on will never be a farm er, George." In 1824 there wn % great exsittaua a boat the bio canal, to that eectlen. This gave a new direction to the thoughts of George. He thea raid te hia father that he waa going a wax from home. The a.'d man told him that he had better not dose; that ha would regret it; that he did not kaow what it waa to be away from home. At that time George had no money to put hia plaa of leaving home inte effect. He had nothing in the war id bat tbe elathee he wore. He hired oat that sammer to hia naoie, aad earaed $40. With this capital he started for Troy Wbsa quite a lad he had accompanied hia father te the seme place, aad it waa the only time ha kad been away from home. He wae thea eight yean aM. Bis father was after platter; hat yoaag George left hiaa in the wagon, and made Wa way to a aaU factory, aad beean.* ceeply lateroeted la the first maaaflMtariw be had ever seaa (in his seecad visit te Troy, In the wlntar of 14*4, ho hired hiaweli u a day laborer at tl per day. H<a datf waa to atteac aa the staae aeeeoaa iVe name of hia am ployer was Warorr. be worked for him thirty tares dag * aad taiaed ?:?i. la fee tettewiaf sower he weat

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