"Ignorant" as "the lower orders" of our people may be; they quite understand that their Government can have no motive in acting on this case but to do what seems best for the country.
Naval officers retired
The Washington correspondent of the New York Tribune sends the following list of retired naval officers, under the, recent bill which passed Congress to promote the efficiency of the navy;
Commodores Shubrick, Kearney, Smith, Storer, Gregory, McCauley, Lavallette, Aulick, Stringham, Mervine, Armstrong, Paulding, Crabbe, Breeze, Levy, Ramsey, Long, Conover, Luman, McCluney, Montgomery, Striboling, Sands, Bell, Jarvis, Pendergrast, Nicholson, Pull, Chauncey, Kelly, Paragut, Gardner, Wilson, Dornier, Glynn, Angle, Rudd, Ritchie, McKean, Mercer, Golusborongh, Lounds, Marston, Adams, Walker, Pearson, Nicholas, Dapont, Hudson, and Pope.
There are also quite a number of surgeons, pay masters, and other officers, who come under the provisions of this bill.