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nt do not exceed as yet the sum of $200,000, which has been expended in the formation of a nuances around which will soon gather a brave little fleet. Orders have been issued for fitting out the steamship-of-war Sumter, almost ready for sea, also, the brig Pickens, (late Revenue cutter.) and the Washington, whose repairs are nearly completed. The Star of the West, the ill fated ship that escaped a dangerous Scylla in the harbor of Charleston, soon to strike upon a fatal Charybdis near Orleans, ill no doubt, be added to our little Navy, end may yet retrieve her unfortunate history by adopting the motto of the dying Lawrence, "Don't give up the ship." Marines for the naval service are being redeemed in New Orleans, and large quantities of guns, shot and shells are being cast for our naval vessels. Of course, a completion of the Saval preparations now in progress, will require a large expenditure in addition to what has already been drawn for. The proceedings of Congress
n a bill in favor of voting by ballot. It was rejected by a vote of yeas 154; nays 279. A prospectus had been issued of a company called the "Liverpool and New Orleans Navigation Company," with the object of establishing direct steam communication between Liverpool and New Orleans. The capital is fixed at £200,000, with power to increase, and many influential men are engaged in the enterprise. It is also announced by advertisement that a company had been formed in Liverpool for establishing direct communication between that port and Charleston. The first steamer of the line is expected to be dispatched from Liverpool about the middle of July. Spain. It is reported that the Spanish Government will not give its sanction to the annexation of St. Domingo. Commercial. Liverpool, 24th.--Cotton — Sales for four days 50,000 bales, closing firm, with an advancing tendency under the Africa's news.--Hewitt & Co. quote middling Orleans 7 5/8. Consols 91 7/8@92