Newspaper of Evening Star, April 30, 1855, Page 3

Newspaper of Evening Star dated April 30, 1855 Page 3
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k.vkning star. Iiocal Intelligence. Wblls. tub Cosvict?We published nn Saturday the petition of William Well.Sthi Circuit Court, praying that a writ of htboae corpus might issue to bring him before the oourt, in order that should it be found hit confinement it illegal and oontrary to lew h* ?ay be discharged from hie imprisonment.' that WM C0DT>cted of the SZ?3 SLV^1 lW,U? ^e DecembeJ ?arm of the Cntmnal Court, and waa sentenced ttha^tiWhiVh*i^ ?f ApriI' 1861 bQt " ?at time the Pres.dent granted him a pardon upon condition that he be imprisoned during Is barah^n.. . i**1-' lh? ?***??* Of death lmprii,D:nei" fo'lif* u.Ti'' aorni?f'th? Warden of the peniten twy appeared in court, bringing with him the conviot Wells ">?6 6 Mr. C. L. Jenes opened the case for the pri soner After reciting the main points of the wnt (which we published at length on Satur day) he said the question was, what power in wis government could eome between the sen-1 tenee and its execution? By looking to the Con stitution of the United States we And that the pardoning power is invested in tbe Executive branch of this Government. The power as I thus couveyeJ to the President is absolute and unfettered There is no necessity to consult any other branch of the GoTernment The I Constitution, article Id, sect 2d, says. " and also have power to grant reprieves and pardon for offences agiinst the United States, except in cases of impeachment " Then, in order to ascertain what is the limitation, and to what I extent the President may use this power of pardon, he (Mr. Jones) would first resort to the laws of that nation whose language we speak and whoee judicial system so nearly resembles 2?^' baLwhT^* E**e?tive and ours widely ^he King of England is invested bv I tht common law with the pardoning power He may grant to any subject this bounty, or graee, as it is called, with any condition he may choose to impose, and which the subject may choose to receive But the President of tbe United Stages exercises the I Cwer only as it is conferred on him by the nstitution, and not as a prerogative. There I is no analogy between them. j Mr. Jones then glanced at the constitutions and the legislative and judicial acts of the various States of the Union, to show that in all ol them the respective Governors (except I ing in South Carolina) have the power to I grant pardon only in terms similar to those made use of in the Ccnatitu'ion of tho United States respecting the President. In the course of his argument Mr Jones re ferred to the only decision as he said, given in the United States goicg to show that the absolute power to pardon carries with it the right to pardon conditionally. It appeared that in 1S44. the Governor of Pennsylvania. ^ortBr> pardoned a man named Wesley FUbeU. who had been tried and con noted of murder, but who?it appearing that tae prisoner was deprived of reason?was un Conscious of the enormity of the act; and tie was pardoned on condition that he be at onoe put on board a vessel, there to remain until the vessel should sail fer Ireland. The power, t was decided in that case, was derived from the charter given to William Penn, and from oommon law. The President of the United States, howerer, is not governed by common law, but by the Constitution andconstitu I tional statutes And in support of this posi tion he quoted various legal authorities, show ing that the Executive mast be governed by positive law There is no law in this District I providing for imprisonment in the peniten tiary for lift ; but tbe President hw not only legislated ibis puni?hment, in the case of Wells, bat has performed the functions of the Judicial branch of the Government by sen tencing and carrying into effect such an un authorised act of legislation. Mr. Jones spoke for more than two honrs Mr Key, for the United States, replied, say ing that Mr Jones had not cited more than one authority on which he could rely ; and be (Mr Key) msintained that from the year 1820 until 1552, when the sentence ot Wells was commuted by the President, the whole series of decisions by the retpective Attorney Generals ?hows that tbe President [ossessessuch power according to three decisions of Mr Wirt, one by Mr Grundy, one by Mr Mason, and two g Chief Justice Marshall bad decided the very point which the court was now called on to aet. He re ferred to the rules and articles governing the army and the navy, showing that by the au thority of the law of Congress the President possesses the power, and has exercised it, of pardoning persons sentenced to death, or miti gating the sentence of punishment, in those branches of the public service J he Constitu tion of the Imtei States authorises the Presi dent to pardon, except in cases of impeach aent, under general words. Mr Key referred to various authorities of United States Attorney Generals and of Judze Marshall, to show that the greater fMPtr! to pardon, includM the less, namely, to mitigate the sentence In tho course of his remarks uV!^,K*c,?punc?0f tb# P*rd0B b* *?? wens, with the conditions prescribed, and signed by that individual; and his argument iUTSnfi tCnCL V- t0 'hon tbat Resi dent mil more) had acted properly in tbe pre mises. and that tbe power was affirmed by the eecieions of the respective Attorney Generals to whom he had referred. The Court was still occupied with the argu when we , Fea*kli> ?We are glad indeed to I earn that the veteran and so eftoient Frank have added military drill rt .JM k*ir rarpoee of organisation. . recollected that, perhaps a year ago, I ZZfinSS t0 Qrge upon fire eompa i C'lM<1 Alexandria the pro priety of forming themselves also into milita. for drilling and target practice, J? g forth various arguments to tbat end. Tbe expense to each member will not be half .Hat connected with membership of a military company only, as they have without cit a 1r "d adopt as uni \17L tri4in! tdditfo|-. cloth j?g as nearly all members of fire oompanies la our cities poMeas at all times In a free <^ar,' defended almost en tirely by a volunteer ciiiken soldierv it ba a!!-to ,#aJD wb,D J??ngthe rudiments We hoZL'1 ?^ry KU aDd tbe w of - , ' "?P* h*fore the season ends te be able to FrIISk f thit caPiuI ?*ample of the Franklin has been followed by other Washing JJJ^corgetowa and Alexandria fire coi AT T" Navy y?*d - *T intelligence of the accident Vrttl 7 at 100 Ut# an ho?r on Sau unlay, to enable us to inquire into and state ?l,end;a? it in time for tbe the afternoon of tbat day. ?k- **7 P'***"1 t0 learn that the result of tha accident was not so serious as was at first ?uppo*d There were twelve or fifiWn woVk on the Kaffolding inside of theW war ?taamer MinnesoU when it gave way Two of them, Wm Delaney and Theo4are Hurley ?.re seriously in^urmi ; the form? having hta P!!!0f i1* f*?*' Md bo?* ot and bruised, and the latter his legs jambed by th?7, *' th# time being p,a5oriu S000' 0{ the other, were ?cratched and wounded slightly. The fall of the workmen waa about fit teen feet It is a wonder tbat the damage was not more exten ~S*turd?y an old U S seaman who had been bat recently paid off. went to Brown s hotel; where he very plainly let all bno? that heihad j lenty of funds ^wo plr ?ons had been following him ap to that time ? I but an old gentleman told him thai there wera ? .barks about," and be had better leave money there for safety The old tar immedi ? X J 1%?e ?P j b*8??Bta?ning a large amount of money, and hu former friends desert in. ..rthwith^ Last night Jack went to the hotel returned bis thanks for the kindneas of r WOO,d aot t*k9 th* money ?ayiog it was safeet where it was. | SuMiTSim Naw ?Yesterday a large num ber of narts pasted through ttnseity. probably on their way to the Washington and Alexan dria Railroad This was a pleasant sight to uar workinguien who have been anxicusly waiting for employment. The Aivmuar Coicnr of the Union Choir Aaeociation ia innouead for Monday evening next at the Smithionlaa Institution, when the Cantata of the " Pilgrim Father*" will be produced. ,The limple itatement of this faot U all that ia neeeesary, as ihe mnii oal talent oonnected with thia aaaoeiation ia too well known to need oommendatioa at our hand a. Thoee who desire to attend?and who will not be there??abonld aecure tieketa at once, aa the number ia Itmited, and none will be diapoaed at the door on the evening of the oonoert (See advertisement.) Tnn Stbabqb Peon ?It haa been the rale (under the law) of the oommiaaionera in charge of the alma house of thia city, not to admit the poor of other eitiea to that hoaae for the unfor. tunate No matter how worthy they may be, or how true the aeoount given of them may be, the law deniea their recepMon there. On laat Saturday, a woman who had walked from Baltimore to thia eity, applied at the guard houae for a permit to enter. The Captain told her to apply to the Commiaaioneri She gave an aeoount of herself, ahowing that ahe waa a atranger She was then told that it waa uaeleaa to apply, aa the Commissioners eonld not give her a permit. Old Fbudi ?Laat night officer Allen ar* rested Cam Williams, Roaanna Mullikio, (white,) Ftenella Skenker and Delia Hasel, (colored.) for disorderly condnot. The readera [>f the Star will remember a poisoning caae tried at the last term of the Criminal Court, Cass Williams waa one of the sufferers, and Delia Hasel was one of the auapeoted parties. The parties are near neighbors and no doubt the old caae cauaed the fusa laat night, since we hear that one of the colored women ad mitted, by way of a boast, that ahe had poi ioned the others Capt. Birch held all to ae :urity te keep the peace. We think for the sakt of peace they had better part company. Circuit Court ?We mentioned on Satur day, the pendency of the case of Dr. J. F. May. against Selby Scagea, the former sueing the latter for one hundred dollara for amputa ting the leg of a poor man who resided on the premiaea or Mr. Seaggs; and for the payment 3f which amount, Dr. May contended Mr. Scaggs became responsible by employing him rhejury retired this morning, and, after a brief absence, rendered a verdict fer defend ant. Carelessness witb Firbabms.?On Sun lay afternoon, before the school hour, several >f the male pupila of the Wesley Chapel Sab bath School were assembled in the school room. One of them Oeorge Dyson exLibited i piatol, and was showing it, when, it being lelf cooking, it went off, wounding the fore inger of the left hand of another scholar, named Owen Thome. The limb waa aubie juently amputated by Dr. Bliot. The Frbbch Railroad ?We hear that the owners of property on the line of the turnpike between Washington City and Alexandria, Va., were to-day to have laid an injunction upon the further prosecution of French's rail road on the turnpike's side. They claim that the turnpike company have no preperty in the land on which the road runa, and that the lo cation of the proposed railroad upon it vie latea valuable rights of theirs, vested in them under the terms on which the turnpike was constructed. Fire Works on the Fourth op Jult ?Wc learn that the Preaident has signified to the heads of the War and Nary Departments hU wish for a proper display of fire works by those stationed at the Arsenal and Navy Yard, in this city, on the evening of the Fourth of July next. Heretofore,thta order has been issued too late to admit of due preparation for auoh a display aa the occasion warrants. Thb Fisheries?Hundred* of our citixenr, and others of tne surrounding neighborhood, went to Alexandria Va. yeiterday to view the interesting but not classical proceedings at Fishtown Many buggies wele hired for the trip, while the steamboats were orowded with passenger going to and returning from the scene. Released.?Last Friday a quarrel took place between Mr. R J. Hendly and his wife, on account of which Mr H waa taken by of ffjer Allen and carried befere Justice Morsell, who committed him to the county jail. Yes Lerday one of Mr ilendly'a friends gave bonds for his appearance at court, and to keep the peace. ? [COMMUNICATED. A CARD.?Mia* Finny Morant thinks it due to her friends and the public of Washing ton, aa well as to herself, to inform them her name appeared in the programme of the re oent Qrand Gift Concert in Washington with oat her authority, she not having made any engagement whatever to appear upon that oc caaion. April 27th, 18M. Note?We are aatisfied that thia miatake occurred innocently, the partiea whe got up the concert auppoaing that their agent had ef feoted an engagement with Misa M aa he waa instructed to do?Ed. Dangerous Sport?To drive horaea through the atreets at any time, especially at night, at such speed that pedestrians are led to believe that the bortes are running away. Fast young men who wish to try their nags would do well to try some other training grounds than the avenues and streets, in which there are at all reasonable hours ladies and children, out on business or promenading, who frequently have cause to cross and recroaa from one aide IB the other. Ma. Willard Declines.?Mr. Editor:?In pour paper of Saturday you published my same aa one of the nominees for the Board of Common Council at the next municipal elec tion I beg to state to you I have declined, ind that the correspondence between the coin nittee and myself will be duly published. Very respectfully yours, H A Willabd. Willards' Hotel, April 80,1855. Bunker Bill?Tbia long-talked of dio >ama is to open at Odd Fellows' Hall to-mor ow night. This exhibition is of a totally dif erent nature from anything heretofore seen, ind is said to surpass in meohanioal skill and ngenuity all other dioramaa in the country. X will no doubt be aa auooeasful here aa it haa >een elsewhere. Thb Ubitariab Church ?We are indebted o Taylor A Maury for a copy of " The Old and he New," a sermon recently delivered upon he biatory of the Unitarian Church, in tbia ifcy, by Rev. Mencure D. Conway, ita pastor. Thb Largest Haul yet ?A gentleman in orms ua that on Saturday laat 5 000 ahad and 0.000 herring were taken at one haul by the iaherman at Stony Point landing. Thia if, >robably, the moat profitable haul made this eaaon. Gbbbbal Post Or pice.?An additional and arge force of laborers waa set to work this norning, on the Post Office premiaea, olearing iway the houses and other incumbrances pre iminary to the extention of the build. Tu Yaobrs.?Their parade, whioh was to lava taken plaoe to-morrow, has been p#at >oned until Thursday, in consequenoe of their lew style of hat not having been reoeived in ime for distribution among the oorpa. Wb havb been obliged to poatpone the pub ication of an account of the aolemn anniver ary maaa which was oelebrated this morning \t St Patrick'a Churoh. Military.?To morrow the Waahiagton .right Infantry intend encamping for the day inaome spot near the oity; and the Presi lent'a Mounted Guard have been ordered out or escort duty. Thb Railboad Cobvbbtiob, which was to tare assembled at the National Hotel to <i?7. tad not assembled when we went to pasa. Watch Returns ? At the guard-house yes erday, the following oaaea were tried, being he arreete made during Saturday night: ttioholas Robinson, free colored, out after tours, fine and oosts; Nicholas Robinson, free !<>lored, nonresident, fine and costs; Wm 5Utor, free oolored, out after houra, fine and :osts; Martha Cutler, disorderly gathering, ine and eosts; Henrietta Butler, do.. work House thirty daya ; Susan Addison, do , do ; Hoses Taylor do , do ; Daniel Bowman, slave, i?* , ten stripes, Jamei Broson, vagrant, dia nlseed . This mornieg, there were no cases for trial, I tnd only three lodgers. | [ADTnTISBVMT. A CAKD. Mr Editob :?An article appeared In the Star ?f (act evening over the signature of Mrs. M A Harris. who i#(I regret to acknowledge) tily lifter, which I eannot, in justice to myself, allow to paM unanswered. While it is to me indeed a painful task to parade before the Sublio, in the columns of a pnblio journal, a etailed description of soenes, the enacting of which are to me a subject of rerret, jet I trust I will bejuatifled in the course I hare adopted, when I lay that the above mentioned artiole if pregnant with faliehood. The aeeount of the affair first published in the Star was inbstantially correct, so far ai it want. Myself and wife were on our way to the booae ef a friend who resides at the next door to the houie at which this editor ef the Broadway Bill* and wife were stopping. As we paiaed the door, Mrs. Harris insulted my wife without cause I accompanied my wife to the house of our friend, and immediately returned and demanded the reason of her con duct. She repeated the vulgar, unjuit, and provoking language, when I committed the anault lor whioh the prosecution was com menced She told me that her husband would "j/toet" me, and not " coiehids," as stated in her communication. Believing him to be a lawless oharaoter, and fearing, as she threat ened, an attack with firearms, I went af ay to provide myself with the means of defence; but did not specify a time to return My inten tion, however, wai to do s^ immediately T wu shortly after overtaken by a the begged me not to return, ai th .tie* were there Not wishing to lay it .1 liable to an arreit, I accepted his advice As to my being afraid to return, and my wife being < harbored" until the next night, I o?n onlv say that the lint assertion is unfounded, and that the last was prompted by a miserable desire to insinuate, and through jealoui and hjpoeriti oal motives, that which could have been con ceived by none other than a heart abandoned to the worst passions Instead of Mr. Harrii finding me " ic creted" in a itore upon the Avenue, there is so* a syllable of trutn in the assertion. When he came to the laid store. I was not there at all. Knowing the proprietor to be a friend of mine, he pretended to be sorry for what had occurred, and expressed a wish to see me and to have the matter amicable settled. In the afternoon I saw him, wben he wished me to ask his wife'i pardon, which I refused to do In the evening when I returned for my wife, I was surrounded by a crowd of bullies, when, in cocking my pistol for iclf-preservation, it wss accidentally discharged. The above is a correct itatement of the facts, whioh I should have withheld from the public, had not an erroneous statement been made by the other party. A ward more, and I nave done. My sister commences by mentioning the fact that Mr Harris, was once the editor of the " Broadway Belle." Those who feel interested enough to ascertain the oharaoter of that paper, can deduce therefrom a very oorreot idea of the charaoter of its editor And as for the con templated visit to Europe, I can only say that I linoerely regret that it did not take place years ago J. W. Huttoh. Washi kg ton, April ?8. DIED. On the 30th April, Mrs. ELIZABETH J. WIMER, np< d 28 years, wife of James Wimer, of consump lion, which ?he bore with christian grace and forti tude. Her funeral will take place to merrow (Tuesday) afternoon, May 1st, at 4 o'clock, from h?r late resi dence, Sixth street, near Louisiana avenue. All the friends of the family are invited t? attend. * For Sale and Kent. PROPERTY IN FRANKLIN ROW FOR SALE. The second house from 13th meet, with a two story back building and cellar, containing 151 rooms. 10 Willi fire place*, ineludine kitchen, brick enrnagr hou'e, and st.i'de with three stalls ; fronting on K street 79 feet 11 inches and running back 140 feet to a paved alley owaiitinK over eleven thousand square feet of ground. The house can be viewed from 12 to 2 o'clock each day, and terms made known by the oceupant. ap 30?61* \TALUABLE AND ELIGIBLY SITUATED Building Lot at Private Sale-?The subscriber will sell, at private sale, Lot No 3 in Square No. 414,fronting 99 feet 4 Inch on H street south, by 91 fe?-t 6 inch ea Eighth street wrst. The Lot will be sold in whole or in parts, to su t purchaser*. Terms accommodating. CHAS. 8. WALLACH, Attorney, ap 30?eo4w* oppeslte west wing City Hall. FOR RENT OR SALE?THREE MEDIUM siae tffree-story Brick Houses on the corner of 9th arid N streets. The corncr one is su'table lor a grocery or any other kind ol a store. The houses are new, having been finished thi* spring. For fur ther particulars enquire at the corner of 12tb and L sts, No. 389. ap 30-1 w FOR RENT?THE ?MALL FRAME two-?tory House, No. 47 9 Thirteenth street, west side, two doors south of Pa. avenue. It is neat and com fo' table. Possession given immediately. Apply at the Star Office. ap 28- tf j>OR SAi.L OR RE *T?A FINE TONED Pl r ano.of Knabe & Gaehle's manufacture, on very moderate terms. Also, two or three ftirnlshed rooms for rent. Ap ply tu . G. F. SC"APF,R, No. 463 Tenth st, 1 door above E. ap 97?St* FOR RENT?THE TWO STORY BRICK Dwelling on Potomac street, one door south of St. John's Episcopal Church, Georgetown Applv to R. CRUIKSHANK.on Bridge street, or GEORGE W ATERS, on Water street. ap 25 -tf (Intel fcOrgan) FOR RENT.?Two handsomely furnished Houses, containing 15 rooms in one, and 9 in the other, in a desirable location fronting on public square, one square from Lafayette Square, on II, coruer of H and Eighteenth streets, with bath rooms, fce., will be tented on reasonable terms to good tenants, ap 13?lm* F" OR RENT-THREE ROOMS ON FIRST floor of "Forrest Hall," Georgetown, suitable for of fices or stores. Apply t<? B FORREST, ap 24?1 w* corner F and 20th streets. FOR RENT?THE STORE HOUSE NOW oc cupied by Barnes k Mitchell, on Pa. avenue, between 8th and 9th streets. Possession given on 15th May next, on which time the present Tease ex pires. Apply to JAMES DIXON, Esq., of this city, or the subscriber, "Cottage," Montgomery county, Md. THOS. CONNELLY, ap 21^?tf I~jfOR RENT?SEVERAL HANDSOME PAR ' lors and Chambers, with board. Also, Tuble and transient board. Inquire at Mrs. SMITH'S, 933 F street ap9 FOR RENT-THREE NEW PRAME HOUSES, containing six rooms, each situated on Pierce street, between L and M streets, being but four squares from the Railroad Depot; would make good residences. Rent moderate. Apply to CHARLES THOMA, on the opposite side of the street. ap 4?lm* [O.MES FOR ALL.?Beauululty and healthily located Building Lots, 24 feet front by 130 feet deep, on graded streets, can, luitil spring, be bought at the exceeding low price of $75, payable $3 per month. Title indisputable. Union Land Office, 7th st., above Odd Fellows' Hall, jan tf?6m JOHN FOX. Secretary. URNISHED BOOMS? MRS. G ANDERSON has several furnished Rooms which she wishes to rent: situated over the Music and Stationery Store, second door from the Kirk wood IIousc, Pa. avenue. apll?eolm F-OR RENT-THE DWELLING AND'STORE on 11th street west, one door from Pa. avenue, north side, adjoining Farnham's Bookstore. Apply to GEORGE A. W. RANDALL, uiar 2?eotf corner 12th and D sts. OUSE FOR RENT?CORNER OP 19th and i streets, one of the most desirable locations In the city. For particulars apply *t the Kirkwood Home, between the hours of 2 and 3 p. nr. to RALPH IIASK1NS. Also?A good cover*! BUGGY and ilARNESS. ap 25?eo3t* STORE IN GEORGETOWN FOR RENT, situ ated on Bridge street, No. 190, next door to the Bank of Commerce and at present occupied by Mr. M. L. Williams The location Is one of the best in Georgetown lor the dry goods or book busi ness. To a careful and punctual tenant the rent will be moderate. Inquire of T. A. LAZENBY, Bridge st, Georgetown. ap 27?eo6t ~ENTS REDUCED TO SUIT THE TIMES. ir R1 $150 a year will be received for the rent of those new and convenient cottages at Kendall Green, with two acres of ground, stable, wood shed and other conveniences attached. Pumps of pure water are near the door, and communicat on is had with Georgetown by way of H and Seventh streets and Penn. Avenue, morning and afternoon, at the usual fare, for the accommodation of clerks in the departments. To secure the advantage of this great reduction of rent immediate application must be marie to the undersigned, either by letter, or at his house at Kendall Green, after office hours, where the keys may be had and the houses inspected at any lime. Several of three residences will be sold on liberal terms. WM STICKNEY, No 4, Kendall Gfeeii. N. B.? Rents paid quarterly in advance. apr 9,1899?tf Auction Sale* By J. C. HeGCIRB. Auctioneer. GOLD WATCHE8 AN.? CHAINS nt Auction On WEDNDSDAY evening, May the 3d, at T o'clock, at the auction room*, ( nhall sell Thre-* gold Hunting Lever Watch s and Chains One second-hand gold Fob Chain and Seal, cost $59. Terras cash. JAS. C McGUIRE, ap 30?d Auctioneer. By ? C. HcOUlKE, Aatttonser. CATALOGUE SALE OF LONDON and Amer ican Books.?I shall #HI, on WEDNESDAY evening, May Jhb, at 7 o'clock, at rav Auction store a good 1<H of standard book*, among which arc some of the best poets, Shak?peare, Byion, Moore, Burns, P?pe, Scott, Milton, Cowper, Mrs. Neman*, Mit lord, Ac., also, Irvtng's, Cooper's, Scott's, Mrs

Opie's, and other Standard Novels, in library, calf, and antique bindings. Also, London Rooks, beautifully illustrated, such as Bacon's Works, Lives of the Chancellors and Lives of the Qneens of England, History of Irelaad, Cook's Voyages. Nelson's Letters, Jones' View off Noblemen's Seats, Mansions and Carles; People's Scripture Gallery of Engravings; Buckley's History of the Council of Trent, National Gallery of Engrav ings by the great masters, London Art Journal, Lamb's Works, Ainaworth's Worm, Brougham's Men of Let;ers, lie. The Books will be arranged and catalogues ready on Wednesday morning. Terms cash. JAMES C. McGUIRE, apr 30?d Aiictiooeor. BY J. C. filed CI UK, Auctioneer. JALUABLE BUILDING LOTS AT PUBLIC Anction.?On THURSDAY afternoon, May 'clock, at the Auction Rooms, I shall sell the ving desc. ibed Lots, vis: Lots Jf> and 27, in Square 588, on 3d street we*t, near E street north Lot 11, in Squars 990, on Maryland avenue, near 12th street Lou 16,17.18 and 10, in aquara south of SO2, at corner of 3d and H streets Lot 15, in square 584, on Virginia avenue, b?tw. 1st and 3d streets west Lots 1, 3. 3, and 4, in square 867, on north A st, between 6h and 7th streets cast Lot 10, in Square 558, on New Jersey avenue, between K and L streets north Lot 8, in Square 694, corner First st. e 1st and D street south Lot I, in Square 39 Lot 35, in 8quare 5 West half of Lot 4, in Square 41 Lots 3 and 4. in Square 1,036 Lots 5 and 15, in Square 1,058 Terms : One fourth cash ; the balance in 6 13 and 18 months, for notes bearing interest, secured by a deed of trust on the property. JAS. C. McGUIRE, ap 28?d Auctioneer. By Ci W. BOTKLKK. Auctioneer. Administrator s sale of Frame Houston the Canal, near 7th street Bridge?B- virtus of an order of the Orphan*' Court, the subficrib< r will sell, on TUESDAY, the 1st day of May, 1S55. at 5 o'clock p. m , on the premises, a one-story fiame House on Corporation lot on 7th street, near canal bridge, 25 f?et fr??nt and about 38 deep, witn back shed, formerly occupied by Richard Ay on. The term? of sale will be: One half cash, and thr balance in three and six months, for notes with ap proved endorsers, bea'ing interest from day of sale. If the terms of sale aie not complied with in three days alter the sale, the property wi>l be resold at the risk and expense of the purchaser By order of the Administrator C. W. BOTELER, Auctioneer. CIIAS.S. WALLACH, ap 37?d Attorney. By K. S. W11IUI1T, Auctioneer, tteorgetown. T'RUSTEE'S SALE OF VALUABLE REAL Estate, Steam Engine. Machinery, &.C ?By vir tue of a deed of trust dated the 11th day of Septem ber, 1854, and duly recorded, the subscribers, a trusters, will sell, at auction, on the premises, on MONDAY, the 30th day of Aptil, at 4 o'clock p.m , the following Lots in Georgetown, with the improve ments, viz: Lou 27 and 37 in Peter Beatty k. Hawkins1 addi tion to Georgetown, said lou fronting on Budge st-, and extending back to Prospect street. 1 he im provements consist of a large and siibs'antial frame building, with a Steam Engine of fifteen horse pow er, in complete running order, together with a vari ety of Valuable Machinery. This property is admirably adapted frr carrying en an. business requiring room and an dbundart sup ply of water; bein? contiguous to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, it affords facilities for receiving sup plies of fuel, &c., at cheap rates. It is deemed unnecessary to give a further dcscrip tion, as every one wishing to purchase will be shown the property on application to the Auctioneer. The property is at private sale until the day of sale Apply to the Auctioneer or Trustees. Terms at the sale. JOSEPH LIBBY, \ Truatee8 JOHN H.KING, fTnuieea. E. S. WRIGHT, apr 17?law&ds Auctionc r. tty GKKBN * SCOTT, Auctioneer* VALUABLE IMPROVED PROPERTY NEAR the Capitol, at Auction.?On MONDAY, the 30th ins'ant, we shall sell, tn front of the premises, at 6 o'clock p m., a nearly new brick ami frame House, three stories snd cellar; the lower story and cellar are of brick, the two upp?-r stories are of frame. The above described ptoperty is situated fronting on 1st street east 31 feet lo inches,running back 120 feet, between C and D streeU north, being part of Lot No. 8, in Square 684, east of the railroad Depot and near the Capitol. Also, part ol vacant Lot No. 7, in same square, adjoining the above, having a front of 30 feet by 100 feet deep. Terms: One-half cash ; the balance in 6 and 18 months, the purchaser to give notes for the deferred payments bearing interest from the day of the stile. A deed given and a deed of trust taken GREEN A SCOTT, op 24?d Auctioneers. Wants. SITUATION WANTED-By a young German _ Man, to work on a farm or any other respectful or useful business. Have no objection to act as porter in a store. Address J. 11. Herboru's Hair Dressing Saloon, opposite Star office. ap 30?3t* WANTED?000 FOR TWELVE months, for which good security, and a bonus will be given. Addrers "A B C," at this office, stating where the party may be see* ap 30?eo3t* WANTEDEVERYBODY TO KNOW THAT they can get a lot 24 feet front by 130 feet deep, for the low price of $75?payable $3 a month without interest. Apply at the Union Land Office, 7th st., abovw Odd Fellows' Hall. ap 28?3m JOHN FOX, Sec. WANTED?A PRACTICAL BRICK MAKER to manufacture a quantity of Bricks at Union town, opposite the Navy Yard. All materials fur nistied. Apply at the Union Land Office, 7th street above Odd Fellows' Hall, or at Uniontown. ap 28?3t JOHN KOX, Sec. WANTED IMMEDIATELY?A SERVANT to do general hoti*eWoik. Recommendation* required. A slave Girl preferred. Apply at No. 49 7 Twelfth street west. ap38 3t* WANTED?TWO SINGERS, AN ALTO and Tenor, and they must be able to read music. None but those of good character need apply. Ad dress OH AS. CHRISTIAN, Petersburg, Va. ap 37?3t* AN EXPERIENCED HOUSEKEEPER wantsa Situation.?A middle aged lady, accustomed for many years to manage the details of a Urge boarding house, as housekeeper, wants a situation. She can give satisfactory refereucs as to her energy, industry and experience, and the fidelitv with which she discharges duties confided to her. Address "L 8," at this office. ap 13?tf WANTED?A COMPLETE FILE OF THE WEEKLY (Washington City) STAR since iu publication up to the present date, for which a liberal price will be paid il sjntto this office, ap 3?tf Boar ding. Boarding.?permanent or transient Boarders can be accommodated on reasonable terms, at FITZGERALD'S, No. 4T4 Pa aTenuc next door to the United Sutes Hotel. ap 37?7t* IVO T I C B.?FOR RENT?PARLORS AND 1^1 Chambers, with board. Also, table and tran sient board, with a bathing room and Bhower baths and every attention to render it most agreeable to her boardus Mrs. P. G MURRAY, Corner Pennsylvania avenue and st. up 23?3m BOARD, 4c.?MRS. BATES, ou the south west corner of Pa. avenue and 9th street is pre pared to accommodate gentlemen with room*, with or without board. Every effort will be made to ren der those comfortt ble who may favor her with their patronage. ap 6? tf CIUSTOMKRll TO WHOM WK HAVE j rendered bills for account to April 1st, are in formed tbat our place of business is still at 390 Pa. avenue, adjoin ng Gait's Jewelry Store, where we shall be happy to receive cash or notes at short dates for the amount due. ELVANS A THOMPSON, Dealers in Hardware and Coach Trimmings, Pa. avenue between 9th and 10th sis. ap 24?eolw (Ini&Orgtn) NOW BKINQ RECK1VKO A HEAVY supply of every nrti.:l* in the Coach finding line, including 200 yards of our A No 1 Russia Duck Canvass, 50 incites wide C-?ll early. ELVANS A THOMPSON, 340 Pa. av , between 9ili and 10th ?u. ap 34?lw (Intel AOrgan) Auction B?l*& By ?. C. ??QCIBKi A?elUM?r. J^XCBLLEWl' PfntNITUR* end Hoaeehold tf \ fecta at Auctiod.?O* TLTKSDAY morning. jrv i,t at 10 oVIock, at the ruMfwt mf firm. M Macdonald, aorth ?dr of O aireet, Hear IWi street, I shall sell al! W? fumitare mn4 household tfcct*. Eicff^ Forte, by k G&hlr ('rtii^P^o^ToremJ Soft, Rocker, Parlor Chair, and C (htrv EJepnu'French piate Pier fllMt, with Blab and Marble-top carved roeewood Centre Tahle Whatnot, Rom Tnbles, bamboo Cham Brussels Carpets, Matting, Dnn?ets Han iMm? Window Shades, Owll Girandoles, Bohemian Ulan* and EgyP*?? ***** Mahogany Ext. nsion Table, Dining Chair* Leather covered Loange Revolving Office Chair Walnut Sideboard, Butler's Tray Handsome walnut high post DedMend. richly cnrvtra Marble-top Dressing Cabinet and Waebwands to match Toilet Sets, Psyche Glass Work Table, Easy Chairs B<ue Enamelled Cottage Suite Superior curle-1 hair Mattresses Br Inter* and Pillow* Walnut Crib and Mattress, Trundle Bedstead China Tea Set, granite Dinner Ware Silver-plated Castors, Table Cutlery Excellent Cook Store and Fixturea Together with a general assoran?ut of llousekee ing articles. ? Term? ?f sale: $30 and under ca?h ; over that sum a credit of sixty asd ninety days, for approved en dorsed notes bearing interest JAS. C. McGUlRE, ap25? Auctioneer. By J. C. MeODIRK, Aactloassr IMPROVED PROPERTY AT THE NAVY Yard at PuWic Anetion.?On TUESDAY after noon, Mav 8Ui. at 5fc o'clock, on the premises, I ?hall sell Lot No. 23, in Square No. *82, situated at the corner of south L and Seventh streets east, fronting 49 feet on south L street, by 71 feet on 7th street, with the improvements, consisting of thne brick and one frame dwelling h.?use Terms: One-fourth cash ; the residue in 6,12 an 1 and 18 months, for notes secured by a deed of tru?: Dn the premises, bearinc interest. J AS. C. McGUlRE, ap 21?cokds Auctioneer. By OIIKKS * SCOTT* Auctioneers. VALUAR' E BUILDING LOTS AT AUCTION On WEDNESDAY, the a#day of May, we shall sell, in front of the premises, at 5 o'clock p.m. Lot No. 1, In square No 4. havinc a front o?i *6ih street wt st of sixty feet, and fifty fuel on north K m. The above is a handsome crmier lot, containing three thousand square I'eet, fronting on ihe sued leading to th* lower bridge, between Georgelow i and Washington. And immediately after the sale of the above * shall sell. Lots Nos. 15 and 17, in Square No. 32, fronting one iifty feet six inches, the other 51 fe??, I on Virginia avenue, between 24th and 25*h street,, weet, having an average depth of about one hundr. d and six feet. Terms tor the fi ft named property will N" one fourth cash ; the balancc in six, tweive and ei^ht ?en montlis. For the second named property, one fourth cash ; balance in one and two years, the purchasers, in all eases of en dit, to wnes bearing interest from the day of sale. Title iutfi*putable. A deed given and a deec of trust liken GS5EEN & SCOTT, an 26?! Auctioneers. By K. 8. WRIGHT, Auctioneer, GEORGETOWN. TTERY DESIRABLE PRIVATE RESIDENCE \ at Auction.?By virtue of the authority ve-t? d in me by the last will and i.stament of Emily Cor coran, deceased, I wiil sell, at public auctton, on WEDNESDAY, the 2d May next, at 5 e'elock p i.i. to the highest bidd?r, on the premises, the very d< sirable lot, and dwelling huu>e thereon, late the r< s idence of the deceased, situated on West st., 1?? tw<-en Congress and Washington street", George town, one of the most desirable parts of the town for a private fcridt nee. The house curtains two pari rs. two kitchen*, and other ro 'ins. in all 14, besides a fine cellar; an-1 is suitable for a large family. Thefe is a good ci> tern in the yard, and other covenienees, inclndinc a stable, separated from the house lot by an alley opening on Washington street; and the title to the whole is believed to be unquestionable. The terms of sale are on > third cash, and the bal ance in rme and two years, with interest ? the d? ferred pavmsnts to be secured by a deed of trust oil the property. If the terms nre not complied with within fiv: days tro . the day of sal'*, the sohscrber reserves the right to re sell the property, on one week's pui> lic notice, at the risk and cost of the delinqn-r.? pur ci laser. All conveyancing at cost of purchas r. H T. MA I THEWS, Executor or Emily CorcofSn, deceased. EDWARD S. WRIGHT, ap 19?eots Auctioneer. By OKKKN * ICUCT, Auctioneers. ri^RUSTEE'S SALE OF HOUSEHOLD AND 1 Kitchen Furniture at Auction.?On WEDNES DAY. the 2d d ty of May, I shall sell, at the rei-i dent'e of Henry BMdwin. F%q., at the corner or I2th and H streets, at l^o'|?locka. m ,by virtue r.f a dee ' of trust from raid Baldwin to the subscriber, hearing date the27th day of February, lr5A, and duly reionl ed in one of the land records tor Washington county in the Di-trict of Columbia, a I the goods and chat tels specified in said deed, via : Sofa, pa.lor, arm reading and other Chairs Mahogany Centre, Card and oth^r Tables Three fine painted Cottage Chamber Sets Feather Beds, Bedding Hair and ?huck Mat resses China, u1,r.r- *nd Crockervware, Table Cutlery Parlor, stair and ^hr??? Carpets, oilcloth Lounge, Toilet S*te Wash and other Stands Lot Books, Shovel and Tongs Cooking, Radiator and other Stoves With a good lot of Kitchen Requisites. Terms: All sums of and under ?25 cash; over ?25a credit of 60 and ninety days, for satisfactory endorsed notes, bearing interest. C. W. BENNETT, Trustee. GREEN ?i SCOTT, apr 21?eo&ds Auctioneer*. By OtHCKfl 4 SCOTT, Auctloueeri Household and kitchen furniture at Auction?On THURSDAY, the 3d day of May, we shall sell, at the residence of a gentle man declining housekeeping, at the comer ot 8th st. and Massachusetts avenue, (the flap will designate the house) at 1C o'clock a. in., an excell-nt assort ment of Furniture, vi2: Mahogany Sofas, Rocning and other Chairs Do Bookcase and Secretary, Sidel*>ard Do and walnut Dressing and other Bureaue Do ami walnut French and other Bedsteads Do dining, c?rn and breakfast Tables Walnut and other Wa'drt^es and Washstands Walnut Whatnot Gilt frame Mirror, 24 by 36 inches China. Glaes, and Crockery ware and Cutlery 3-ply, ingrain and other Carpets Hair and shuck Mattresses and Bedding Refrigerator, cooking aad other Stovee And a good lot ef Ki chen Requisites With many articles which we deem unnecessary to enumerate. Terms: All sums of and under $25 cash ; over $25 a credit of 60 and 90 days, for notes satisfacto rily endorsed, bearing interest. GREEN ?i SCOTT, ap 27?d Auctioneers By J. C. McGOlRK. Auctioneer. 1'RUSTEE'S SALE OF VALUABLE ANDefci bly situated House and Lot on 6th street west, between E and F streets north.?By virtue o- a deed of trust, beating date on the 10th day of February, 1853, aid reco ded in Liber J. A. 8., No. 51, folios 364, ac , the subscriber will sell at public sale, on MONDAY, the 26th day of May, 18i?, at 5* n'clk p. in , on the premises, Lot No 4, in Square No 488, fronting 24 feet 9\ inches on 6th street west, between E and F streets north, by U3 fe.ct 4 inches deop, with the buildings and improvements, consist ing of a four story brick dwelling house, with aback building, built of the best materia) and in the best manner, and very commodious, *itli all the modern improvements, and in all respects one of the most desirable houses in Washington, and but tecent'y built, and well known as the property ot Peter Hev ner. The property is situated in one ot the health iest and most desirable parts of the city, aud offers to person; seeking a lesi.lence or investineut an oppor tunity seldom occurring. The terms of sale will be: One half cash, and the balance in 6,12, 18, and 24 months, for notes bear ing interest from day of sale, secured by a deed in trust udon the property. If the terms of sale are not complied with in six days after the sale, the property wiil be resold, upon one week's notice, at the risk and expense of the purchaser. All conveyancing at the < xpense of the purchaser. CHAS. 8. WALLACH, Truetee. JAS. ?. MrGUIKE. ap 26-3tawfcds Aucwoneer. By ORXKk * ICOTT, A?ctlo?e*ra. tJEVEN VALUABLK BUILDING LOTS AT O Aucticn. I 'n WEDNEdD \Y, the I8<h instant, we stall sell, at 6 o'clock p. m , 34,237* feet ot ground, having a front on C itren south 14fc feel inches, and ?ih street ea*t 283 feet 16 inches. The above described prop-rty ir handsomely lora ted, distant from the Nary Yard but a few minutes' walk. ? . Perms: One half cash; balance in one and two years, the purchaser to give Mates lor the deferred payments, bearing interest trom the day of sale. A dee I given and a deed ol trust taken. ftj. Ttie above aale IS postponed un tilWEDNESDAY, the25th inst, same hour. GREEN a. SCOTT, ap 18?eofcds Aue turn* era. {ji*- Th i nbave itlt la f?l?ae pael jxined ui.Ul THURSDAY, the 3.1 of Ma> ,.saax Imur, when it will iiostuveiv take place ' GREEN fc SCOTI, ap 87?d Aucuooeers. TELEGRAPHIC. DAILY BVUMHTQ STAB. Serious Retimed A cedent u4 Lees etf Life bTRACT?*. * Y April 9?-The 0 o'clock ao*7?od?tlon train trom Rochester tut aight when near thia place ree over ft beree and 'brew (bi bind car down the iilmtinl about twenty feet, am.Mhing the ear eon tola eight passengers, end ina'antly .killing Mr. |M- O. Welder, e lawyer of Can.adaigaa. Tke fallowing persoli were ell badly iojared 8. fl logeraoll end Clinton Braiuer, of New York, Wm|HnJl end Z Fesman of Skaaaatelaa, Cher lea Isuriug end Joaepb Lieb of Syreeaar. Mr Beeker of Roc bettor, eod the brakeaaan. Arriral of the Philadelphia. New Yore. April 30?The steamer Phila delphia, from Havana on the 33d, arrived thia morning. lJer newa haa been aniioipated by the Iaabel at Charleston. The 'Outeide" Zmropeaa Vail Bostor, April 30 ?The letters which were seised on the Africa were, oo Saturday, for warded by our Postmaater to their reapeetire destinations Baltimore Markets Baltimore. April 30 ?Flour la dull; aalea of City tf ilia et $10 25 per barrel. Wheatia dull, with a decline of fire crnte Corn ia dull; while 9S*$1 01; yellow, $1.03. Jew York Markets. Naw York, April 30?Cotton ia uechenged, with e limited boaineea Flour ia ea.?ier. bat not quotably lower), good Ohio $10 25al0 50 ; Southern ia low.r?$10.60al0.76. Cora ia a trifle lower?Western mixed 91 lOafl.lOf. Pork is unsettled ; new tneas, $17 25al",50. Beef ia unchanged. Whiaky ia easier?Ohio 37o. per gallon Few Orleana|Markets. New Orliaii April 39 ?The cotton nu ket is firm, with ao upward tendency. Salea of 3.000 bales The reoeipta at ell 8 uthern porta ere lers than for tLe fame tine last Tear by 235,000 bale* Molasaea 30fl. Hew York 8took Market Nsw Yore, April 30 ?Stocka are Tariable. Money ia ftoady Sales at the first board of Erie Railroad at 50; CleveUoJ end Telede Reilroad. 75j; Cumberland Coal Company, 18; Heading Railroad. 80; Canton Company, 26J; New York Central Railroad 93j, Indiana 5's, S3j; Missouri 0 s,92f; Vi ginia 6'a, WJ. Balrimore Annual Conference of the A M E. Zion Church is Ameriea. Tuesday, April 24. Conference met according to Adjovrtaeot, Superintendent Wm a. Biahop presiding Re ligioee services by B Macka.l Subsequent to the calling the roll end read ing the rules, the minatea or the prerioua day'a meeting were read and adopted. Ou motion of J. Truaty. the 'greed to solicit the Philadelphia Aanual Conference to publiah their minutes of 1856, with the minutes of the Baltimore Annual Conference On motion of J J. Clinton, the Baltimore Annual Conferenoe ia required to pay en e<jual proportion of money for printing the minutes of the two Conferences, provided the Phila delphia Conference agree On motion of J J Clinton, d cument No. 4 relative to the District of Columbie being annexed te the Baltimore Annual Conference district, w^e referred to the General Confer, ence of 1856 In answer to the seventeenth question, the Superintendent read the appointments of the minis ters On motion cf J D Brooks, a vote of thanks ?as tendered to the sexton, officers, and mem bers of Wesley Zion church, Island, and to friend* generally for their obliging and hoe pitabie tr-atment to the members and dele gates to the Conferenoe. On motion of II A. Thompson a Tote of thanks was tendered to the Generel Superin tendent, Wm. II. Bishop, for his able ami judi cious bearing as presiding officer daring thia conference; also to Eider Joke P Thompson, assistant chairman pro tern.; alec to S T. Jones. recording secretary. D. Stereos, aaaiat ant secretary, and J J Clinton, reporter. On motion, e Tote of thanka waa also tend ered by the delegates to the members of the Baltimore Annual Conference for their oour teous and christian treatment during this con ference. On motion of J. D Brooks, e rote of thanka waa tendered to the ofLcera of Wealey Zion church. Island, for their atrenuoua exertiena to procure money for the aupport of the Con ference On motion of J D Brooka. it wea agreed that a rote of thanks be tendered to the offi cer* and memberaof the above named charck, and to the contributor generally for their liberal donation of $135 85 for the benefit of the Conference. On motion of S T. Jonea, it waa resolved that when the Conference adjourns it adjourn to meet in Spring st eet chapel, Baltimore, Md , on the aecond Saturday in April, 185ft, at 4 o'clock, p m Oo motion of S T. Jonea, it waa reeolved that the very kind end aatiafaotory reply of hie honor, the Mayor of Waahington city, D. C , to a note tendered him by the Conference, be concurred in ; and that thia Conference regard his ecceptanoe of an interview with the Superintendent and membera of the Con ference. aa an evidence of hia high regard for moral worth and religious progress After which the Conference adjourned, ulti ami. JN tw JliWELKY, WATCHES, I SILVERWARE, *c. M. W. GALT k BRO are receiving daily large a tditi"n? to their stock of new and elegant JEW ELRY, WATOIIES. SILVERWARE, kc. Purchasers have thr advantage of a orklecufln from a complete a-?rrtmcnt of the latent styles, of the bfet quality, and at the looevi rates M. W. GALT * BRO, 394 Penn avenue, t>euveeii9Ui aad 10th sta. epr 27?Ot PLEASURE^ TRIPS TO THE WHITE HOUSE PAVILION The Steamers GEO WASH ISGTON or THOS COLLYER can be chartered for public or Meet parues to nail the While House Pavilion, Mount Y'rmon, Fori Washington, or other places on the river. The White House Pavilion is now open S* vue tors It is a beautiful place for pleesare trips, it has a fine Ball and Diuing room ; also, a new Tea Pin Alley Q(J- For particulars apply to the Preaideet of tho Company, or the Ceptams ot th? Boats. Mr. WILLIAM COKE i* furnishing refreatuneeta on i be boats, and is prepared to furnish parties >>n the be?t terms. ap 85?3m AHOKSK POH SALi.-A young, large, and finely formed COLT, which is r\ broken to both double and riagle harness, and to the >addle, is now offWreu for sale.? Such a hot se is rarely found in the market, and tl?e owner wishes to sell him only becauoe of the lugh price of livery, and his having uae but fr?r the one. Hio match can be had also if desired, but the owner womd prefer krrpmg one of the pair Also, a set of ailver plated double harness, n? w, having !>een used oelv some dosed uoses. Eerptite at COWLING'S Suble, G st, bet. 13ih and 14th. ap 37?eotf ' MISS CUHHIIIOHAM'S SCHOOL, Pleasant Grove. Sevebth street Road, IH froin tke City of IVmtkington. T^HE dut es of this School will commence MON DAY, the 90tb ot April. . s the number of pa pils will be limited, those w ho wish te avail them selves of ill advuntagea, ?bo?ld make as early an ap plicatKta a? possible. . . The course ?l instroetion writ be l^rough end couii lete and will wnbrace all the EngtlWn branches usually taught in the best schools, together with Music, French and Laun. . Term* made known on application to the Princi pal SCOFFKRN ON THE WE\PON* OF WAB, London, 1KB The Rifle Mu?ket, by Capt. Jervia, Roral Aftillery Loudon,1654 Ron>iier '?n tb*? Biflcmanand ibe Kifle, London 1354 Naval Gunnery, by Sir Htwarf f>nugt?a, 4tl. <di t oo, 1P55 ? Naval and Military Technical bictiouar>. F.? u. I. and English, by Lu-ut Col. Burn, 3d edition. 18V4. aP *7 FRAMCK TAf LuR