Newspaper of Evening Star, February 27, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of Evening Star dated February 27, 1855 Page 2
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? EVENING STAR. WASHINGTON CITY: tpmpat aJTWHOOJ .^. Tebraary 27 groBAO*. ?Storage will be taken in the fine large dry basement, corner of Eleventh street and the Avenue, "Star Buildings." The central location and easy access to this store-room makes it the most desirabfc place of the kind in Washington. Terms low. Apply at the Star office. 0 * ? ? SPIRIT OF THE MOR5IHO PRESS. The Union, promises ita read an to Borrow e full report of the sword premutation, speeches of Messrs. Caefl, Bell, Smith, Zollicoffer and Beaton, in the oonrae of which, by the by, much "bunkum" was nttered. However, they wore carefully prepared, and will doubtless prove very interesting eulogies upon the life, character and public services of the man of iron nerve and will. The Union also shows that the expectations of those who countr 1 largely on the unpopularity of the spoliations veto have proved lamentably unfounded. The editor indulges, on this occasion, in a short, bnt really powerful argument, to show that these who hold that the veto power is applies, ble to constitutional questions only, are mis taken. The InUlhgencor is to-day a newspaper only. HT The Anti Know Nothings in the New York Legislature are throwing down the gaunt let to their opponents in the Assembly by the introduction of resolutions directly kntagoni?tic to their oreed. A proposition was offered on Friday for amending the Constitution to the following effect: "That every male citixen of the age of t*enty-one years, who shall have been a citixen for ten dajs and an inhabitaat of this State one year preceding any election, and for the last four months a resident of the county where he may offer his vote, shall be entitled to vote." And a resolution was also Introduoed decla-ing the meeting oi persons in secret to deprive any other persons of their rights as citisens a misdemeanor, and punish, able as such. The City Ball?The Poet Office?The Federal Court. The proposed new government buildings for the United States Courts and Post Offioe, and their location, has created muoh interest and excited considerable discussion among our cit isens. The resolution of the City Council, looking to the possibility of a joint stock con cern with the General Government, in the erection of a new City Hall, and providing ac comodations for the Post Office and t^e United States Courts therein broscbes a plan of whioh we tjtally and entirely disapprove Our City Hall, when erected, shouM be solely the pro perty of the city, and reserved wholy for city uses. The city of Baltimore should neither be under obligations to the General Government, for the erection of its City Hall, nor bound to share Us occupation with them. Bosides this, the Post Office should not be removed from its present location: it is the most central an i o^nvenient which could possibly be selected; and, moreover, should nut be separated from the Custom House Ihey naturally require to be near each other?and their being placcd, as at present, in one building, is a great pub lio convenience. The building now occupied by them, is sufficiently large, or, if it is not, there is no difficulty in enlarging it, and ad ding greatly to its appearance and effce\ The Merchant*' Bank might be removed, and the west wing of the Exchange extended to Seoond Street?with a front similar to that portion now occupied by the Bank?which would indeed, meke it a noble and imposing edifioe, moat convenient in ita location and ample in ita accomodations for all the purpof ea of a Custom House and Poet Office. Aa for the United States Courta, t op lace tkem in the new City Hail, removed aaft will be from a preiimity to the other oourta, would be highly inconvenient. The Federal Courts should b? provided for by the erection of a suitable bulld;ng upon the site of the old Masonic Hall, cr in the neighborhood, where they now are, and where the lawyers, their offices, and tho other oourta of justice are new congregated. Tbere can be no difficulty in obtaining a suit able spot for the purpose We are highly gratified at the passage of the measure authorising the President to secure permanent accommodations for the Post Office, and the United States Conr's, in our oity, bu: hope our City Councils will enter into no joint stock arrangement for their orection.?Sunday Dispatch. Connecticut. The Democratic State Convention of Con necticut met a few days ago and nominated the Hon. samutl Ingham for Gcvernor, Hon John T. Waite for Lieutenant Governor, Tal eott Crosby for Treasurer, Roger Averil for Secretary, and Thomas Cowles for Comptroller This ticket, with the exception of the gentle man last named, is the sama that was defeated last year. The resolutions adopted by the Convention are directed mainly against the Know Noth ing organisation and the Maine law. The Know Nothings of Connecticut have also held their State Council, or Convention, it :s said th t they have nominated the Hon. Henrv W. Dutton, the present Whig Gover nor, for re-election, and selected the following gentlemen as candidates for Congress : Exra Clark, for the first district; John Woodruff, seoond; lienry Hammond, third; and Joshua B. Ferris, for the fourth. The Whig State Convention is to be heldcn to-morrow, the 28th instant. Fokkicn Bet* Childrkb cr U S Crrizaas. Among the acts passed at the present ses sion, is one providing that persona heretofore or hereafter "born out of the limits and ju riadiction of the United States, whose fathers were, or shall be. at the time of their birth, citisens of the United Stated shall be deemed and oonsideied, and are by this act declared to be citisens of the United States; provided, however, that the right of citixenship shall not descend to persons whoso fathers never re sided in the United States " The act further provides that any woman who might lawfully b? naturalised under the existing laws, mar ried, or who shall be married, to a citixen of the United States, shall be deemed and Uken to be a citixen. BTGen Canrobert has ordered all the cor respondents of the Freneh press to quit the Criaaa; even one who had brought a letter of introduction froaajt minister holding a high portion in the oouncila of the Emperor Louia Napoleon. He had likewise published an or der of the day, oommanding the officers who should write to their friend* to desire them not to give their letters for publication. HTThe General of the Jesuita haa addreeeed a circular, dated Rome, Jan. 10, to the provin cial! of the order, in whioh he instructs them how to aet with respect to the different forms of political government. The company of the Jesalts being, he says, solely a religious order and devoted exclusively to the salvation of men's souls, the variou^ members of it are everywhere to act as faithful subjects of the government under which they live, and in no case to interfere. Cy The season of planting corn baiag near at hand in Georgia, the newspaper* adfise the ^auiag in of large crope. WASHDWTOV 1SWS AJTD 60MIP. The Seven fteam Sloops BUI.?The bill to authorise the construction of the seven iloope o{ war. wo understand, boy jot bo poaaetf. Surely it ought to pus, for the debate in the Senate, a few daje ago, shows at least that onr relations with the two great naval powers of the world are not altogether settled, aad that we oan scarcely expect to eseape trouble. We certainly shall not do so by taking a de fiant position, and exhibiting at the same time no power to maintain it. Our weakness now inritea aggreasion, and the expense of a war thus brought about would be far more than many times the cost of our whole naval estab lishment. If we choose to manifest the bra* vado of a giant, we should possess something more than the weakness of a pigmy. The Senate may insert a clause authorising the oonstruotion of the sloops asked for by the Seoretary of the Navy, in the naval appropri ation bill, and the House will then be brought to a direct vote upon it; and we hopO and be lieve there will be found sufficient strength to carry a measure so strongly recommended by sound policy. The Marine Band ?We trust that Congrees will not forget to inorease somewhat the wages of the Marine Band, than whom no Govern ment has no more faithful and laborious em ployees. The custom of calling on them to perform in the public grounds for the enter tainment ef Congress and the community bore, os well as their employment at the ex ecutive mansion and elsewhere on all public occasions, is extra labor?additional work they did not enlist to do. That extra labor, on their part, is a great accommodation in deed to the public, to say the least of it. As they perform if under Government orders, it is but fair that they should receive some com pensation for it. Most cf them are men with respectable families settled aroaud the ma rine barracks. The increase of the cost of living affects them seriously, inasmuch as their poor pittance of pay so far, remains the same. Not one man in ten usually enlisted in the Government military or naval tervice has a family to support. Their ease, however, is different, aa explained above. We trust that eur Congressional readers will not forget these deserving men. The Bail road land Donating Bill*?A /mux paj was made, it strikes us, in bringing forward the Alabama, Florida, and Michigan railroad land donating bills first, before the House. They were evidently the weakest of all the long list of such measures which have been considered by the publio lands committee at the present session. The Iowo bill and the Wisoonsin bill, both of whioh propose to construct most important links in or extensions of well known suoces ful great lines o! improvement, have far more strength in the Hall, ovidently, than either of ;he others mentioned above?inasmuch as the constituents of Representatives from many States are interested in the completion of the ines of improvement referred to. We think the Iowa bill could have been passed on any day of the session, and shall not be surprised to find it yet fu:ce*3ful ere the session closes. The Supreme Court ?We siacerely hope that Congress will not olose its session without increasing the salaries of the Justioes of the Supreme Court. Four thousand five hundred dollars per annum may seem to be large pay. Yet it is impossible for either of the members of the court to save a dollar of that salary, such being their necessary expenses. When that sum was originally accorded them, it went nearly twice as far as at present. This is a fact notorious to all, and should be duly weighed by Congress. All of them are law yers cf such eminence that in the practice of their profession they could make much more than they now receive. To under-pay them ia a very dangerous experiment, indeed, aqjl cannot long be persisted in without resulting in badconiequenoes. List of Senators.?The following is a eorrect list cf United States Senators, with the expira tion of their terms cf servioe; and also of those elected to fill vacancies occurring on the 4th of March, 1855 : Maine?Hannibal Hamlin, 1857: W. P Fenenden, 1859. New Hampshire?John S. Wells, appointed, 1855; vacancy,1859. ' Vermont-L Brainerd, 1855; S. Foot, 1857 J. Colamer elected. Massachusetts?Chas. Sumner, 1857; Henrv Wilson, 1858. J Rhode Island?C. T. James, 1857; Philip Allen, 1859. Connecticut?F. Gillette, 1K$5; laaac Tou cev, 1857. Mr Foster elected New York?Wm. U Seward, 1855; Hamil ton Fish, 1857. Wm II. Seward re-elected. New Jeraey?J. R. Thomson, 1857; William Wright, 1859. * tui.Mii Peunsylvania?James Cooper, 1855 ; Rich ard Brodhead, 1857. to^-ar^J. a. Bayard, 1857; J.M. Clay Maryland.?J. A. Pearce, 1855; T. G. Pratt, 1857. J A. Pearce re-elected. Virginia ?J. M. Mason, 1857; R. M. T. Hunter, 1859. North Carolina.-G E. Badger, 1855; D S. Reid, 1859. A. Rriggs elected. j South Carolina?A. P. Butler, 1855; J. J. Evans, 1859. A. P. Butler re-elocted. Georgia ?W. C. Dawson, 1855; K Toombs, 1859. ? Ivcrson elected. Kentucky.?A. Dixon, 1855; J. B. Thomp son, 1859. J. J Crittenden eleeted. lJ9eBLess?? -J- C. Jones, 1857; John Bell, Ohio.-B P Chase, 1855; B. F. Wade, 1857. ? Hugh elected. Louisiana. John Slidell, 1855; J. P. Ban jimin, 1859. John Slidell re elected 1 J?diELa ~J?hn Pettit' 1855; J D" ^Mississippi-8. Adams, 1857; A. G. Brown, Illinois?James Shields, 1855; Stephen A Douglas, 1859. Lyman Trumbull elected. Alabama-J. C. Fitspatriek, 1855; C C Clay, 1859. ' Miseouri-D. R. Atohiaon, 1855; H. S. Geyer, 1857. Arkansas? R. W. Johnson, 1855; Wm. K. Sebastian, 1859. R. W. Johnson re-elected Miohigan-Lewis Cass, 1867; 0. E. Stuart, lo09. Florida?J Morton, 1S55; S. R. Mallory, 1857. D L. Yulee elected. i Tl Ru-k' 1857' 8un Houston, iov>y. ? Wisoonsin-J. P. Walker, 1855; Henry Dodge, 1857. C. Durkee elected. i 2- D<?*\18W; G W. Jones, 1859. J. Harlan eleeted. l^Caiifornia.-W M. Gwin, 1855; J. B. Weller, The Eush of Business ?Both Houses of Congress are driving business just now with a rush. In the Hotue Hall, though to the unini tiated all appeara aa though in great eonfuaion, ?hey are as yet legislating more intelligently than is usual at this period of a session. At the conclusion of the transaction of eaoh piece of business coming before them, from ten to fifteen members sing out vociferously, "Mr. poakof! and It usually takes that func tionary some minutes in which to make all understand to whom he hoe assigned the floor. During those minutes the babble is torrifio of eourso, though at other Urns the order in the Hall is remarkable for the period of the tee eion, m before remarked. I The Fashion of the Hour in Wuhiogton if to attend the dttiog of the tiro houses of Con gre&. Ill the ladies among tu who aspire to be marked as habitaes of fashionable sooiety, accordingly make it a rule, if possible, to ex hibit themselves in the legislative galleries, in the library room of Congress, and the ro tando. Asa oonseqnence. the beaux are of oourse there also in nntold numbers. The presence of these two classes, who do not ordi narily attend at the Capitol in great numbers, greatly enlivens the scene, which is made ex? citing by the hurrying to and fro of members, clerks, lobby men, messengers, Ac , on the countenanoes of all of whom one instantly dis oevers evidenoe of the pressure of business in , | both chambers. Mr Benton ?The reading public will be I highly amused with the speech of Col. Ben. ton, delivered yesterday, inasmuch as rising to deliver an eulogy upon General Jackson s life and public services, be launohed off into one upon his own. The drift of his remarks was that Qeneral Jackson was a great man, owing, however, to the fatherly eare which Col. Benton aforesaid exercised over him. It seemed as though the Qeneral did little or nothing in bis long career of importance in its effeot upon the future of his country, which ! was not, after all, fairly attributable to the I sagacity, foresight, ensrgy and indomitable patriotism of the gallant Colonel. On the whole, during the delivery of this funny ad drew, there was more thrusting of honorable tongues into honorable cheeks, to prevent honorable members from bursting out into " horse-laughs," than we ever saw before in ! that hall. The Current Operations of the Treasury | Department.?On yesterday, the 28th of Fob., there were of Treasury Warrants entored on [ the books of the Department? For the redemption of stock $3 622 76 For paying Treasury debts 86,367 58 For the Interior Department 35,780 85 For the Customs 33822 11 For repaying in the Interior De- ' partment n 78 | For the Navy Department 18,182 00 COXKBEMfOIVAL. In the Senate, yesterday, at the conclusion I of the address of Mr. Bell, on the occasion of the presentation of the sword of General Jack son, various reports from committees were made, and were appropriately disposed of. Shortly afterwar ds, the Indian Appropri I ation bill was taken up, and was discussed on amendments by Me*3rs. Hunter, Rusk, Seward, Weller. Benjamin, Brown and others, ere the said bill passed. The bill to amend the act entitled an act to reduce and define the boundaries of the mili tary reserve at St. Peter's rivor, in the Ter ritory of Minesota, was then taken up. Shortly afterwards they adjourned. In the House, a message was received from the Senate announcing the presentation to that body of the sword of General Jackson, whijh ! was sent over with the message. Whereupon a resolution was adopted for the admission of ladies i^to the body of the Hall; i and the fair sex having crowded into the seat* of many members Addresses. commomerative of the life, char acter. and public services of Jackson, were delivered by Mews. Smith and Zollicoffer of I fenn , and Mr. Uenton of Mo On motion of Mr. Walbridge, 100,000 copies of the addresses, delivered in both houses on that oocasion, were orderod to be printed Shortly afterwards the House went into the Committee of the Whole on the state of tbe Union on the naval appropriation bill, which was debated on amendments for some time and then laid aside. After whioh the Indian appropriation bill was considered until after four p. m A recess was then taken until seven p. m , when, on ceming together, the committee were occupied wholly in the delivery of general speeches until nine p. m. They then rose, and tho House adjourned. Proceeding* ef Te-Dny. In the Senate: to-day. Mr. Hush called up his bill to amend tho law regulating the rates of postages. This bill provides that on letters going less than 3,000 miles in the mails, the postages charge shall be three oents, and over tfrat distance five cents, except where oonveyed under postal treaties Mr. R offered several amendments to this bill, among them being one providing that after the 1st of January, 1850, ail letters con veyed in this mode shall be prepaid by stamp, and that money letters shall be registered, though not legislating responsibility on the Department for their delivery. Tiiese and other amendments being oon curr<d in, the said bill was duly passed. Ihe bill for the relief of purchasers and locators of swamp lands next came up on mo tion of Mr. Johnson, and the points of disa. greement between the members of the confer ence committee on it were debated by Messrs. Johnson and Slidell, the latter being on the floor as the Star goes to presa. In the House, after many unimportant mo tions to suspend tbe rules, the regular order of business was called for. The Speaker announced the first question in order to be Mr. Seward's motion to suspend the rules to take up the bill for the improve , ment of the Savannah river, below the city of Savannah, appropriating $1G1 000 for the re moval of obstructions placed in the river for the purposes of defence during the revolution ary war; rules not suspended. The question then arose on agreeing to the amendments reported by the Committee of the VV hole on the state ot tbe Union to the naval appropriation bill; which being agreed to, the said bill was passed. 1 Mr. Houston moved to discharge the Com-, mittee of the \\ hole on the slate of the Union from the further consideration of the annual j fortification appropriation bill; whioh being agreed to, tbe s?id bill was duly passed. Mr. Latham moved to suspend the rules to take up the bill to estsblish a circuit court of tho United States in California; which being agreed to, the said bill was passed. Mr. Middleswarth moved to suspend the rules to take up Senate (Mr Brodbead's) bill granting more bounty lands to the offioeri and soldiers of the war of 1812; on whioh motion the yeas and na^s Jere ordered. The ques tion was being put when the Star went to press. Out ok the Causes.?A correspondent of] the Newark Advertiser is showing how the liquor bill was defeated in the New Jersey Legislature cays : x 41 One cause of this is said to have been the disgraceful oonduct of some females who were in the gallery, the day bsfore, when the bUl was dele a ted 1 "At the announcement of the vote they disfigured their pretty lips by hissing. Sub sequently, one of them in the gallery, exhib ited her indignation in a manner not very admirable, by folding up a copy of the liquor bill and launching it at the he*d of Mr. Allen, who was promiaeut in opposing the bill. "After the adjournment of the Senate a still, greater violation of lady like behavior was perpetrated Mr. Bonnel, of Susses, was re quested to step to the bar and be introduced to some ladies. On complying with this re | quest, an intoxicated old woman was shoved forward, and one of the ladies raid to Mr. B.,' ?you have assisted to defeat this bill, now I smell of this woman's breath, and tee whet will be the result of your action!' Mr. B. replied in a manner which made the self styled ladies blosh for their conduct." FBOM CILITO&IIA. The steamship George Law, which arrived at New York on Sunday morning from Aspin wall. brought $1,113,547 In specie and 304 passengers. ? The priaeipal matter of interest, u;i the Alta Califoraian of the 1st Inst .nt, aiooe the Bailing of the steamer of tha 24th ultimo, has bean ttaa explosion of tha steamer Pearl, near Sacramento, on Saturday, the ITth January, by whioh about aeventy tires were lost. Forty three dead bodies have beea found, and up wards of twenty are mis?ing. Among the killed are several men of note : Colonel Ander son, a distinguished lawyer of Nevada, and Mr Hinekley, the County Judge of Shasta It is asserted that at the time of the explosion, the Pearl was racing with the Enterprise, but this is denied by the agent of the steamer. Both boats were on their way from Sacramento to Marysville A large amount of treasure, in charge of Ad-ims A Co.'s and Weils, Fargo A Co.'s Express Meeseogers were on board. r but was recovered upon searching the river The Sacramento Journal states that the noise nf the explosion was heard all over the oity, and crowd* rushed from all directions towards the scene o( the disaster. The water was covered with splinters and remnants of the wre:k, human bodies?dead, dying and mangled?jammed in among them. A gentle min, who wa? looking at the Pearl at tbo tine the btfler bur t, saya that he could aee the bodies of persons, together with pieces of the wreck, thrown, some of them, at lesst three hundred yards. Some bodies were seen to fall in the water ffcry nearly on tha opposite side of the river. As no register was kept of the passengers' names it is impossible to give a correct lift of the killed. A large number of those killed and injured were Chinamen The senatorial question appears to be a< far from beiag settled as ever. The thirty-eighth balloting by the legislative convention was completed on the 31st of January, and scarcely with any change sinoe the first vote was taken, now two weeks ago. The friends or the differ

ent candidates are an firm yei; but the know, ing ones p?xdict that there is to be a general breaking up of parties and factions some time this week. On the 35th joint ballot, Owin received 39 vote?, Edwards 35, Broderick 13, Whitesides 10, McCorkle 8, McDougal 2. scattering 1. The whole number of vw?:e? cast was 108; ne ceseary to a choice, 55. The 36th, 37th and 38th balloting*, which took place on the 31st January, showed no material change in the voting, though on the last ballot Q win received onl^ 33 votes, the smallest number he had yet The legislature has transacted no business of material importance so far. A bill was passed appropriating $1,000 from the state treasury to each member. Tha Governor re fused his sanction to it; but it subsequently passed the Assembly in spite of the veto, by a vote of 55 to 21. 7 An unusual number of homioides are ohroni cled. The worshippers of Thomas Paine In this oity celebrated bis birthday on the 29th by a public dinner at the Franklin Restaurant They called it the "Feast of Reason." Two Frenchmen fought a duel near Oak land, on Friday, resulting in the death of one cf them After a season of dry weather, the rains have once more set in. A week steady rain would add millions to the produots of the placers. CKttMOIV.tL. .... H. A Rockafield, late treasurer-of one of tho Know Nothing lodges, of Lancaster City, Pa , come3 out in the papers in exposi tion of the or Jer, f^r expelling him because he dared to vote the whig ticket last fall. Ho is induced to the exposition because he was ex pelled, disgraced, published in the CounciU as a traitor, and aline of Si imposed upon any member who should mention his name in the meeting. ...?The lion. Wm. S. Damrell, M. C. elect from Massachusetts, has been delivering polit ical iccture* in Netv Hampshire. A profane correspondent at Swansey? where Mr. D un dertook to answer Charles Levi Woodbury says fome of the wags pronounced his name like that of one of the distinguished friends of "Doe-stioks." ....The Boston Telegraph, an abolition pa per, apeaka of Senator Wilson's late "State jiig/iti letter to the editor of tha Amerioaa <>rgan in the following terms of warm appro val. Itnya: "Mr. Wilson's letter is in hia usual direet and manly style, and expresses opinions on State rights and on the powers of Congress with regard to Slavery in the States, which are held by th? great body of antx^lavery men of the country. The platforms of the Freesoil or Republican party have invariably been baaad on the same ground, which is also held by the American Anti slavery Society, as the Garris sonians call themselves. The contrary doc trine is held only by an inconsiderable num ber of Abolitionists, of whom Gerrit Smith and Frederic Douglas* are the most conspicuous." .... X-Rev. C. C. Burr has retired from the editorial management of the New York Na tional Democrat. Gideon J. Tucker, late of the Albany Argus, takes his place. "God bleis him, let him go!" Nothing oan be lost by the change. .... The New \ork Experu of Saturday eays : " "Sam ' (Senator Sam) Houston cannot be the regular American (K N) personage of that name,?for in his discourse in Boston, on Tuesday night, it would appear he volunteered the remark that "but for the foreign labor, and foreign laborers, in America, we should all be "slaves?white slaves." That sentiment, the reporters say, created a "sensation" among the audience, and especially among tha Know Nothings on the platform. It is quite oertain now, that the Senator from Texas is only a Bogus sort of Sam " ? ??? "X ' of the Baltimore Sun, who is a foreigner, thus speaks cf tha K N. nominee for the U S Sonata in Pensylvania : "The news from HarrUburg ia that Simon Cameron will to-morrow (Tuesday) be elected I niied States Senator, to serve for six years fiom the 4th of March of next. Gen. Came ron will bo one of the most efficient members of that body." ... Mr. Cumming the acting Governor of Nebraska, appears to be the most popular man in the new territory. The Territorial Legislature have endorsed all his publio acts, while the press and people repudiate the misera ble stories raised against him by his enemies .... Horace Greely offers to give $100 to any charitable object that Miss Laura Edmonds may designate, if she will spiritually describe the situation and circumstanoes of Dr. Kane acd his company, in a manner that future ad vioes shall snow to be correct. .... Lord Palmerston was born in 1784, and consequently is now 71 years old, but ha? the appearance and vigor of a man of 50. He first entered offioe in 1807. .... Mi a Catharine Hayes reaped a rich harvest in Sydney ere she left that city for Melbourne?some 7000 pounds from nine con certs, besidea presents of plate and jewels. .... The New York Evening Post says: '? Our Bostoir correspondent seems to think General Houston has not strengthened himself much by his Boston lecture ihe press of that city denounce it also, mainly beoause it takes untenable viewa of the alave institution But oould any view be taken of that in. stitution exoept to denounce it that would be deemed tenable in New England? And did they expect Senator Houston, the representa tive of the largest siaveholding State in pro portion to its white population, in the Union" to denounce slavery T They ought to be gratel ful that he not only did not make much of a defenoe of the institution of slavery but th he did not try to." 7. ??u?a? .... It is stated that Mr. Wm. Lloyd Garri son will deliver an addreesin reply to General Houston, on Thursday evening next, at tha i'remont Temple, Boston. ....General J. R. Echiceque, President elect of Peru, arrived in New York, by tha steamer George Law, from Aspinwall. &e is accompanied by his family, and intends to spend some time in the United States. .... The Baltimore Argus aava ? " It ia ?*_ port* thu Martin P. Cob51,, th, AbolmSiSt who not inch false atatement about tha reoent election in Kumi to tfco San of tfci* eity, 1 boon appointed bj Got Reeder to take the oonfni of that Territory Wo ?hoold have rappoeed o Iom prejadio4tf and moro reliable | mon might bar* boon foood bod tba Governor looked for bia. Witb the remembrance o tbe Son letter before ua wo abenld net be dia posed to rely Tory firmly upon aUtementa I emanating (fom that ?onreo." Tbo Boeton Transcript aaja tbat Hon. I Horace Moan, President of Antioch College, | baa become a commanicant in tbe church known in tbe Weet aa tbe " Christian Denomi nation," and haa recently officiated aa preacher in leveral of tbe Cbriatlan and Uni tarian churches in Ohio He oondocta tbe entire exeroiaei, and hi; services aa a preacher ore aongbt in tbe liberal churches of the West. | Tbe InetitoUpn over which be prefides ia rep resented as Doing in a flourishing oondition. A letter dated Boston, February 24, jstya: "Rumor says that there waa a great Know Nothing meeting last night at Mu>io Hall, some 2,500 persons being present, at which Sam Houston ia said to hare made a speech If this be troe, he is a Know No thing and no mistake, whe.her be ha< boon regularly admitted in the order or not. ? ??? Hon Hiram Walbridge, M. C. from the Third Conmasional Distric; of New York, being entitled to fill a vacancy recently oc earring in (be United States Military Acade my, at Woet Point, baa written a letter to tbe faculty of the Freo Academy, in New York, offering to recommend to tbe Preeidect. for appointment as a cadet, whichever pupil of I that institution may be nominated by a ua jority of his i>I!ow students. The Expre:? | says this kind offer causes considerable excite ment among the scholars, and the election will, doubtless, be condacted with great spit it. 4 UNITED STATES AGRICULTURAL I .?? SOCIETY.?'Tlie aufTual meeting ??t the United Mates Agricultural Society wii| be hebi ai the Smithsonian Institution, in the Lecture and the La*t Room, adjoining The bu-iness tension will commence on Werinn day moining, the 28th instant, at 10 o'clock. Mem berg and delegates are riquemd t j !?.? punctual i> attendance, and all interested in agriculture are .n 1 Vited to attend. .-uBJVr,fCid"Xeveilin*'81 7?o'd?ck.a Lectin Will be delivered on thf " Farmer of Mount V. r loon, by Geo. VV a.?hisgton I*. tcsTjs, Esq., tbe ' Farmer ol Arlington ? - ' H ' ?n. TJ,"rsJR>' ev*?i"g, at 7* o'clock, a l.eciure will be delivered on the ?' Agriculture of the Ea. t " by the Hon. G. P. Marsh, Lie Minister at Cor>un linople. I ..^fiher. [CCi1,r >8 auJ papem have been promii*d, and will be duly announced , . , WILLIAM VV. S. KING, ftbS<-lt Sec eiary. ' ATTENTION, CONTINEN TAL CUARIM. An adjourned meeting of the Company will be held at Inland Hall THIS (Tue^ay) EVE NING, Feb. 27th, at 7 o'clock. All members are requested to be punctual as the non Commissioned < fficers are to be elected, and other important business to be transacted. By order El?W. H AMMEKSLEY, Sec WILLIAM TUCKER, Lieut. Command.:', feb 27 It* 6 IP ill 1U M ^METROPOLITAN MECHANICS' IN iss STITUl'E.?By order of the Bocrd of Managem?nt, the net proceeds of the Fair on 1 hurs'tay next, M irch I Ft, will be appropiiated for the benefit of the jioor of the city. And also that no depositor be admitted during the day and night, without p. pay ticket. Members and others entitled t? free admu^i.in. are requested not to use their privilege on that c ay P M. PEARSON, Rec. Sec. feb ~C> - 41 me::h. jnstitute exhihi riON ? *OTICE TO DEPOSITORS ? A" lh;;se persons v-ho hive go^uls in cases dep....i,e<i for competition or exhibition, will please leave the keys of their eases with Mr. T J. Mjgrud r, M ihe exhibition Room, so that the udges mav be able to examine their &ood*. Early attention to thi? is requested or it inav le | their goods will not be examined. ?! P M PEARSON, ReC. See. feb 26 3t (Intel) jA NEiV BUILDING ASSOCIATION i now belns f .rmed, which will b- o:can ned in soon as 2,00-j shares sdial! be subscribed when due notice will be ?,iv-n. Perwiw wixhine to avail themselves of the opportunity now afforded, will find books of subscription opened at E C. DY EH'S Store, 256 Pa. avenue between 12th ai d 13.h streets, and at T. M. HANSON'S Office, 5; 3 Seventh opposite intelligencer Office. 1 feb 23?%* LOST?A LIBERAL RSWARD will be paid for a FUR TIPPET, which was lust last Saturday evening, on Nineteenth street, between G and II, n restored to the owner at No 375 Nineteenth at., mar the Union Engine llousi. feb 27?Hi* NOTICE.?E. OWEN & SON have this day opened their firrt invoice of Spr l.g Good.., and I solicit a call from their friends and cus*< mers feb 27?eolw I'RASSPAlllCaiT TUILET SOAP iu bara, prevents the flesh from Chapping, and for 1 *?'?? LAMMOND'S, 7th t. feb 27?3t ' Toys, toys, toys?At lammondi?, 7th stref t, can be f und a large and b-?aut>ful i I collection of trench and German Toy,-, at pnot-g | that cannot fail to pleas;. feb 27?2t WEBSTER'S LARGE QUARTO DICTION ary, edition of 1?55, thp day received frun I the publishers?pnee, in full leather binding, 36 feb 27 FRAXCK TAYLOR. NOTICE.?Those persons having open ac counts on our books which were rendered in December and due us 1st of J anuary !a<t, also thos. , indebted toihe late firm of Clogett & Dodson, are a^ain respectfully reminded of their delinquency, and are urged to nnke arrangements at once f r settlement. It will be to their advantage to do so. feb 27 ?eo3t CLAGETT, .DODStiN CO. STRAWBERRY PLANTS, RASPBERRY', AND j Red Currants, of the best and choicest varieib s | I in cull vation, comprising Al.ce M'jde, Hovey Seed ling, British Queen, large Early Scarlet, Elkic;n Pine, and many other Kinds of Mrawbernes. For sale bar JOHN O. HUGHES, at Grv*n Valley Nor sery, Alexandria co , Va. Apply at the Drug Store of Clnrles Ststt, Erq cornw of Pa. avenue and Seventh street. I feb 27?4,' u 1 GRAND VOCAL CONCERT BY THE IlltttlltllC SOCIETY 1 AT CAKUSl'A SALOON, On IUESDAY E7ERIF0, March 6ih. I When they will p esent a splendid trowaiume of CHOICE MUSIC | MRS. FRANKLIN, and MRS. BURNS, of New Yoik.j f.ave k ndlv offered their services. Tickets 11 IT\ CENTS; to Im-had at all the B ok and Stationery Stores, a d at the door on the even 1 ing of the Concert. f, 5 2T_4t f Organ insert feb 27, uih 3,.'),6-4t) SPECIAL NOTICE. ~~ WE earnestly request all persons indebted to us on accounts rendered 1st January, to come | torward a?d close >he ?m ? witl?out further de'av a- it is a I important that the business of t|?e firm should be settled up. This we reasonably ex pect, and must insist upon without further rotice CO-. O COLLRV fit SEARS, feb 27?e&6t Ve "u*3 door6 a'jove Pa. a\e. SPECIALNOTICE. THE subscriber, as administrator of Ihe estate of , L the late John D. Brown, offer, for sale j,e e? tensive snd well-selected stock of ^mitur^and House Iurt.ishtng Goods, in whole or in lots at an praisement prices, for cash or undoubted ' pat^r wh '"?.,l,te,wt s the lease of the f uildff in I To tipZXSSk^ "iIiAbKe"*Ws af oj ly ^aifid'm1" ed 10 the *",,ale ,re earn ca?h . r ?1 *e ,,,une<liat? settlement, by , . . ? *? otherwise their accounts will be placed io the hands uf counrtl for aetth mer t fcb27_?t MS. C. MrtiUIUE. Aduunisiratnr ^pHE TRUTH AND LIFE, a vaU^T^l^ A mona, by bishop Mcllvaine, of Ohij. nJ. MUre ?ur ih^t there is a fresh Pervading the whole work, which is most delightful to find in this a?e .f flinU [e, t? ment, or idealistic abstractions, which are ko often substituted for the Gospel or Christ. "tei SSli?" b>"? W?d^ by Th0' p- Keed Irving " ltMA tns o her by Washington ^Harper's Story Books, Dntno, Willi., and Strait IsESSEBSSS iatirisassfs!???: I lb27-31 oiATfc BALLANTYNE, Tth at. TOST?Ob Fnday evening, the lfch iMiM, in j Mxnt to or from the Mechanics' Inst.tute (from 7ih and over 10th Bridges.) a large COLD ?ikASTPlK, iupee*e?uag ? grape *m, w*S ? hunch of leaves aud rare.- 2^^-aA.a fuiubljr wirarfrt bf 'w?u | it at I.G. SMITH ri LWJW?'ICett ftEO. F- KlDWELL I n KB w A H D.-For the apprehension and ? lUcoonctioa of U?e person or persons w ,o, on Thursday night, 9U ? cushion and removed the prop and ing to our oBuibvt, il Ibt stable on Capitol Hill, Wash ngton, D. C. . ,, . A fellow (no* the proprietor) wa? '? ko** Uiat hM omnlbu. made $10 by it. It it presumable he knows somethiug about it feb 26 3l LATHAM h COOK. 40^00WASflINGTON CLUBSEGARS. I AM happy to inform my numerou* customer* thai, on Tl.ur.day, March 1*1, I shall 40,000 of those very wipenor " W a*hington Club SEGARS?Opera*. Trahuros, Londres, Liilndrados, and Pr n?ado* Membrr* of C?n*reiN and ntber non resident* who wi*li to ruppiy ilifmx,l?? before leaving W uti< melon with fi?-e Segars at fair prices, are requested to call and examine these goods on and after that day . _ i hive alt* on hand a choice k>i of Liqoora, Bran ? die*, Wine*,Gins, kc. __ EDWARD C. D\ EI, Pa. avenue, In tw. 12th and l&h su. fab 96-Ct (latH) NOTICE. TIIC undersigned, having associated in business, under the nanie of JOllMSOIf. Gl^ k will k*ep con*tam'v on hand, at the old staad oi Woodwad a Guy, Pa. avenue, b?twe*o lO*b and lltb *treeta, a general a?sr rSb? nt of IIARDn ARE, co'ini-ting of BUILDING MATERIALS, CUT LERY, kTOVES, GRATES, lie., to which they respectfully invite the attention ol farmer patrons an?l tha public generally with an assurance that exertion will be mkde to please. VTM. J. SIBLEY, R.C. JOHNSON, every feb 36-3t H. F. GUV STOL.KM?A perfectly black IMKJ.ol lhe New Foundland breed, called "Sancho," wa? taken from tny house at the Jumtkm ol the New I ut and Drover'* Re-1 Road, on or rbout the 1* February. A liberal reward will l?e paid to any one who wUI bii ig lnm to the ?ulscfiber or the correspondent of the Star in Georgetown. B. L. HODGES. feb 84?31 WOOD AND COAL YARD. TIIE iiubocnber would respectfully inform the pub lic that he ha* p-jr* ha?ed the entire Wood and Coal Yard lately owned and carried on by A. Oud ^n, E*q., ou Fifth lOreet, between II and I *tre*ts, Where he intend* to kee;. a lante supply of Oak, Hickory, and Pine WOOD o< the beat quality., to gether with the b?>t Red and White Afh COAL that can be ob am-d ; al! cf which he will aell on tha mo?t reai??na'..le term-for cash ; and earnestly so licit* a continuance of the patronage *o liberally be ?towed upon hi* predecea*or, and hope*, by *tnct attention to his bunnes*, and hi* eonrtant desire to plea?e all iliat may call upon luiu, to merit and ob tain a liheial support Iroin hi* friends and the pub lic generally. WILLIAM 8. CLARY. f.-b il?eiJt SA LT-RALT 22.Ss.ick* fine and ground alum Salt, in good order, in *iore and for sale low by WILLIAM M CRIPI'S, 61 La. avenue, betw. ftth and Ttfi ata. feb J4?3t 1 f\ AAA SACKS FINE k COARSE LIV 1U.UUU ERPOOL SALT, filled ten to the ton, in ?tore aad for sale at very low pore* by FOWLE a CO., f.L -24?dlw Alexandria, Va. SALT, dke. l'JOO sack* G. A. Salt 50<i *acka Jeffry and Darcy do., fiuc 30) do A'hton do oo 009 bbl* 1,2, 3 a nd 4 Mackerel 150 do Herring 50 do Shail For *ale by 8. II. HOWELL, Southwvot cor. High and Water *t., Geot'u. feb 23? fit BOYS' CLOTHING. IN order to sell off o ;r preaent stock of Boy*' and Youili*' Winter Clothing we have determined to offer our lars** and fine awiitwril, coitki'-iing of av ?-ry dcsiraWc ctyli' and quaiuy oi fdi-hw nabia Ready made Guitneuii', suit.>ble tor drea* and s Uool wear, at greatly reduced price*. WALL k STEPHENS, 335 Pa. ave., next to Iron Hall, feb 21 (ientmelkNew*) FIFTY DOLLARS REWARD. LOST oil the steamboat running between Aquia Creek nd Washington City, a Purae, coniaia ing the toilowinz d? *cubed draf.s, he.: One draft for $1200, payable to Ra\l k Yanuxem ; Knoxville. Ttun. Dj do $110, endorsed by Horace May . nard Do do $200, endorsed by C. Wallace aad Mclheraoa Do do $500, endooeid by the same. Do l'o en<Ior.-ed by Lea to do $25, tadorted by Rev G. W. But ler. Any person finding the :-aine aad returning them to Me**r?. K.:yl k. Yanuxem, No. 30 North Fourth street, Philadelphia, will receiv* the above reward a* d all expense* paid. The draft!) will be of no use to the finder, a* pay ment ha* been stopped. feb a4 (lOJICKHTIS AS. j Two of the above line Instrument* lor *ale low at the Music Depot of HILBUS h. HIT/, feb 23 ecrncr Pa. aveuue and 11th ata II. SEMKEN, JEWELER, No. 330 fa. avenue, between 9tk and lOtA ttreeU Offers for sale a ni;ignincent a??<>rtment of DIAMOND JEWELRY, Gold Briorti-U, Hreahtpins Earring*, Seal Ring* Wedilins Kine-?, Fob and Veal Chain*, Seals, Locfc ets, Pencil*, Thimble*, Tnnkeu, etc All article* are warranted as represented and sold umwuaHv low. jaa 19 'pO MEMBERS OF CONGRESS k OTHBRS. \ 1 SILVER SPOONS, FORKS, kc?M. W. 0AI.T k I!RO. invi e special attentian to their *tork of pure Silver Table, Desert, tod Tea Spoon* and Fork*, Ladles, Butter Kuive*, and all other ar 1 tides of pure Silver Ware, whieh i* larger aad more varied than ever offered to their cuatomer*. M. W. GALT k BRO., 334 Pa. avenue betw. 9th and 10th at?. feh 23?tf FANCY GOODS, PERFUMERY, Ac. HUTCHINSON k MUNRO are now selling at their new ft ore, 310 Pa. aveuue, between I Ifch and 10th street*, next door west of Meaara Wal | ter Harper k Co'*, the fineet and cbeapeet stock of good* in the above line ever offered in Su city, and they ct.rdially invite thoae about to pur tl.ace to call ar.d examine their got d* and learn their prices before iiuyta; elsewhere. Their good* are th ? fir-t quality, and were bou>ht for cash at 20 per cent discount nnd can be Mdd so marh lower. HUTCHINSON k MUNRO, feb 23 - 6t 310 Pa. avenue. ALL 8TRAHOVRK vi*i irig the City Should we Hunter'* Cat also. ? i^ Description cf Powell's rreat Picture a'ogue oi the curioaitie* of tlie Patent office, feb 23?lm* BURGLAR A POtVDHR-PRGOF LOCKS. ALL who are interected in secure Lock* are in vited to examine the ones exhibited by the subscriber at the Hall of the Smithaoman In*titu tion (under the man:ig^ment of the Metropolitan Mechinns' Institute) embracinf "Jonv*' Pateut combination Lock" and "Hall's Patent Anti-Gun* powder Lock" (the key no larger Uian a tooth pi<^ ) tl,< ,000 wa* placed in ILmng'* Safe, *ecured with the abovr Locks, when ??n exbibiuou at tha d World's. Fair. Len.lon, in 1831, aud offered a* a re- * ward to any one who could pick the lock* or open the safe with the key*, but no one was found ?kill fu! enough in the art of Icck-pickiai to ob ain the money. The jury uwarded separate Medals for He ring'* Sale s>nd llal!'* Lock; a* also at the WoHJ's Exlibition in New Ycrk, in 1S53-4, which can be seen with th? Safe* at th* above exhibition. SILAS C. HERRING, Pauntee pnd Manufacturer, New Yor)t. F1TZHUGH COYLE, No. S 10 Seventh rtr.et, Wsuliiugtoii, D. C., Agent. feh 83?lw* - SrKWAHT'i DAGUKRBEAW &00X8 OVER Ca t*a Jewelry Store, Pa. aveuue. Pic tures taken in ail weather* and at reducaJ t?n ces frrnii 25 cent* upward*. We invite the public to call. Satisfaction always given. feb 21?lw* Aeeountt with th* House of B?prw?atati*M. CLKta'a OrncK, Febiuary 16,1855. PERSONS havmt bills or other accounts against the House of RepreneutatijrM, are reapectfully requested to present them prior to the 28Ui iu?tant, *o a* to allow time for action by the Committee oa Account* before tlie adjournment. J. W. FORNEY, Clerk House of Reps. United State*. feb 1? /ItSB h BAKKIfftt HOUSE OF FAI&0 * lOU&tX, B4>pi> *ite United State* Trtatury. OND8, Stock* and othor secunue* purchased and sold Interest at the rate of/iz per cent per annum al lowed on deposits when ftft lor X day* or loader. i*n 44?Km FPURS?SPURS?SPURS. AV ALU ABLE I N V E N TI O N, an improvd SPUR, ia now offered for sale,?ithar in State or Couaty Right*. Enquire of JOfiN F. CLARK, Sole Agent for William Everdail, Jr . comer of ? and Bifhth streeta. feb 89