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$114,646,606 117,254,564 21,693,864 24,301,822
IN THE YEAR ENDING 30TH JUNE, 1846.
Sweden and Norway,
Swedish West Indies,
Danish West Indies,
Dutch East Indies,
Dutch West Indies,
British East Indies,
Cape of Good Hope,
British West Indies,
British Amer. Colonies,
France on the Atlantic,
French West Indies,
Miquelon & Fr. Fisheries,
French African Ports and
THE TOTAL BALANCE OF TRADE FOR OR AGAINST THE UNITED STATES.
$111,200,046 117,254,564 121,691,797 158,648,622
$2,765,011* $2,607,958+ $8,203,281+ $12,103,984*
ST. LOUIS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY.
THE second annual exhibition of this valuable institution opened on the 24th ultimo, and continued two days. The variety of specimens, though not extensive, were selected with taste and judgment, affording flattering anticipations of the future usefulness of the Society. Where so little attention has been bestowed on horticulture as in the vicinity of St. Louis, it will require many years of labor and enterprise, to enable the Society to compete with the exhibitions of older cities. But this should not lessen the interest of our citizens, for one would suppose that individuals of every class would feel a desire to witness the improvements that are made from year to year, and that this-supposing them destitute of all taste for that which is beautiful-would induce them to attend the annual exhibitions of the Society.
Horticultural Societies may be justly ranked among the benevolent institutions of the country. They are calculated to cheapen the price and improve the quality of both fruits and vegetables; and more than all, to improve the taste and refine the moral tone of society. These remarks may be considered as common-place, yet it would seem that they are not generally understood by our citizens, if we are allowed to judge from the indifference with which they regarded the late horticultural exhibition.
Those who labor for the public good make many sacrifices, while their rewards consist in the pleasing consciousness of having discharged their duties, and in the approbation of those for whom they toil; the former is certain, and more solid it is true-but they are justly entitled to the latter, and that community which neglects suitable occasions to countenance and encourage the public benefactor, in his benevolent undertakings, is chargeable with ingratitude.
A company of vagabond circus riders shall erect a pavilion in our city, and it is crowded to suffocation; and, perhaps, the street is thronged with those who cannot gain admittance-while, although occurring but once a year, a horticultural exhibition, of much that is rare and beautiful, possesses little attraction when brought in competition with the stale jests of the clown and the ring-master.
We trust, however, that these considerations will not discourage our worthy horticulturalists. They are engaged in a good work, and if they persevere they must succeed in producing a revolution in the general taste of the community, as well as in promoting the comfort of all classes.
MINERAL DISCOVERIES IN MISSOURI
Editors of the Western Journal:
Following the plan of previous communications, I desire in this to call your attention to the description of minerals in this part of the country, so far as they have come under my observation.
The discovery of mines are often accidental. One of this kind was made the other day by myself and Mr. Calvin Keith, of St. Louis. We were making one of those excursions commonly called in this country "Prospecting," when our attention was suddenly arrested by something for which we were not looking, nor should have dreamed of looking for in such a location. Our discovery proved to be pure Galena, or sulphuret of lead; its location is near Caledonia, among the primitive rock, known as Porphyry Granite, associated with the rock, and accompanied with the sulphate of Barytes.
I am a practical miner, or at least have had considerable experience in mining, and consider the location of this mine very remarkable; never meeting it in my own mining operations, nor having heard of it being found in such locations in