Newspaper of Evening Star, May 5, 1855, Page 3

Newspaper of Evening Star dated May 5, 1855 Page 3
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EVENING STAR. Local Intelligence. BsBAxma Jail ?To say that the jail is a weak, insecure structure, is to repeat a fact of whioh everybody is aware, and that inmates sometime* escape, is a truth equally as well known. Within the last four mouths as many prisoners have effected t'alr escape, but owing to the vigilance of the keepers and the police, three of them were arrested and returned to their old quarter* We Allude to Lucas, Um berfleld. and Murphy. Repeatedly the "blue jug" has been condemned by grand juries, and the public press has urged on Congress the erection of a new building, with a view to safety and to health. Any ingenious Inmate, provided with a hard ohip of wood even, oen scrape away what is called mortar, but which is mainly loam and thus loosening the brieks, effect an opening in the wal s for esoape. Often such operations have been discovered. The prisoners are like rats in this respect, and enoounter there no obstacles whioh they oaacot surmcun', always excepting the eye of the guard. But, without further preliminary, we state that, yesterday about noon, a young man, oon vlcted at the late term ot the oriminal court on the charge of malicious mischief?boring holes ani cutting he door of Mr. Linthicum's store in Georgetown with a view to burglary? and sentenced to three years imprisonment in jail, slipped out quite ingeniously. Eight or ten prisoners, who, during the day, are privilege I to enjoy the promenade of an np-stairs passage, set themselves to work, and, by means of a small piece of iron and an old door bolt, loosened the bricks of the wall on the north side of the building; hiding away the refuse dirt In their slop buckets and floor sweepings Having performed this part of their programme, they patobed the place with white paper, making use of soap to make it adhere, and employing lime, which is used as a parifier. and which they slaked to hide the edges of the paper, and to blind suspicion. Watching a favorable opportunity, the loose bricks were removed; two of them were firmly tied to the end of a blanket and thrown over the wall, as an anchor; the other end of the blanket was held by "the boys" in the pas sage Thus a blanket bridge was formed, from the " hole in the jail wall'' to the yard wall, and over this bridge the young man con victeid of and sentenced for malicious mischief ?calling himtelf William White?crept like a eat or monkey. Reaohing the wall in isfety, he let himself down into the street, and fled the premises. As soon as this fact bocame known, the alarm was scunded. A guard who had gone to dinner was sent for, and lost no time iu re turning. He summoned three negro men in the jail, to his assistance; and they forthwith secured the prisoners before they had time to follow White's liberating example. Oae of the prisoners, named Garner, had torn off a bar of iron from the door, and placed himself in a striking attitude with it, but the exhibi tion of a revolver in the hands of officer Bell, at once enforced obedience. At a late hour yesterday, a small piece of tin, was taken from another of the prisoners, who had commenced sawing away some of the woodwork with it in further prosecution of their plans of escape. It requires the utmost vigilance of the keepers to secure their prisor en, owing to the insecurity of the building We do fervently trust that the next Congress will make better provisions in this respect, and erect a jail which shall be plaster as well as s4w pro^f. In relation to the escape of White. Directly after it became known, deputy marshal I'hil lips. and officers A R. Allen. Cox, and Keese, together with Mr Latruite. one of the keepers of the jail, started in pursuit, taking the direc tion of Beltsville and ?he Annapolis Junction, but dividing into parties. About half-past nine o'clock at night, the fugitive was inter cepted near the former place, safely, as he perbapj imagined, walking over the road. 44 Who are you?" a-feed an officer. -'Wm. Johnson," was the reply. " Where do you live?" " In Washington, when I'm at home." ?'Where is your coat?" " Ive got none" Just at this moment Latruiteeame up, saying, 41 You're the very man we want." The pris oner was seeured and returned to jail at half past one o'clook this morning, it wns ascer tained that the fugitive, after his escape, pro ceeded to and concealed himself in the woods in this vicinity until dark, when he started on his journey, so soon brought to an abrupt ter mination, as we have already related. SrjinAr School Exhibition.?One of those delightful entertainments was given, last night, in the K-Street Baptish church, by the pupils of its Sabbath sohool. All the seats oa the lower floor were densely filled by both adults and children, and the galleries, too, presented a large array of interested spectators The piece* selected for recitation were highly ap propriate and instructive. It appeared to uf, however, that some of the children were either much embarrassed, or had not thoroughly learned their respective parts. This was more especially the case with the lads; but, on an average they all performed creditably. As heretofore, the girls seemed to enter into the exercises with more spirit than the boys The singing was sweet and touching, and doubtless the auditory would have applauded had it not been rendered in a house of worship. Every body retired, evidently pleased with what they had seen and heard. Such exhibitions have a refining tendency, and we always love to see the "little peop.'e" enjoy themselves in this innocent manner. The school is in a flourish ing oocdition. its superintendent and teaohers deveting themselves to the commendable work ef instruction with profit to themselves as well u to the tender objects of their charge. Habeas Coaprs Case ?We heretofore stated t!iat four U. b. sailors, named Richard Bid die, Samuel Kays, David Hazard and John McNenny, had made application through their counsel, Charles L. Jcnos, Esq., to be brought severally before the Circuit Court on a writ of habeas corpus. Tho first two were tried some months ago by a conrt martial at the Norfolk navy yard, and the last two were tried by a eourt martial at Sew York, by or der of the Secretary of the Navy, and convict ed of the offenses charged and sentenced to service at har^ labor in the penitentiary of this District. Not having, as they aay, been eonvicted of any offence punishable with im prisonment at hard labor under the laws of the Uni'ed States or District of Columbia, they pray wrraof habeas corpus may issue to bring them before the court; and, if it shall be found that their confinement is illegal aad contrary to law, they may be discharged from imprisonment in the penitentiary. This morning, the tour sailors above alluded to, were brought into the Circuit Court by the warden of the penitentiary. Chas Lee Junes, Esq., argued in their be half, and was replied to by P. B. Key, Esq , for the United States. The arguments having been concluded, the prisoners were remanded ; the court reserving its decision in this case, which will probably be pronounced next week, together with that in relation to Wells. Bad Boys.?We hear frequent complaints that boys are in the habit of assembling near the public schools, disturbing the educational exercises. For some months past, an unprin cipled c?mpany ot male jiveniles have taken \ osseviun of the premises of the Fourth Dis trict School, on the Sabbath, playing cards in the yard, and otherwise violating the holy day. On several occasions empty whisky bot tles have beea found there. Not long since the boys injured a brick wall to the extent of $2V The presence of a police cfficer might, perhaps, effect a reform in that neighborhood. Washihctos Aqueduct.?The laborers at the Falls, who had struck for higher wages, returnei to work yesterday morning at the old rates The miner who was killed in tunnel No. 3, by a blast, was buried yesterday at Roekville One of those who were injured will probably lose his eyesight, being very badly burned aboat the face. One was able to walk out yes terday. The other two are not considered out of danger, i hey have medical attendance Toe Maris a Band will perform this even ing at the President'! grounds The weather being clear, bland and beautiful, will, in ad dition to the musie, no doabt attract an im mense assemblage of listener! and prome jiaden. Bpitkbr Hill.?This magnificent Diorama is dally gaining in pepular favor. Last evening an imtneoce crowd assembled at Odd Fellows' Hall to witnan it, and gave the most unmis takable marks of their approbation and da light. The exhibition U extremely interest ing to both old and young. As * work of art it is beautiful, and as a pieee of mechanism really astonishing. Iteannot fail to attraot attention wherever It may be opened. Ovk Mcsic-Lovisa Rhaders should not fail to remember that the anniversary concert of the Union Choir Association will be given on Monday evening next, at the Smithsonian Institution, when the beautiful Cantata of the Pilgrim Fathers will be presented. Secure your tickets in time, ss none will be disposed of at the door on the evening of the ooncert. Robbert.?Everybody who visits Ihe City Hall, knows Sasan Fori, a respA table colored woman, who keeps a refreshment table in the vestibnle for the accomodation of peosons hav ing business at tho Court House She last night sustained a loss of two dozen bottles of ale, some rogues having pryed open the door of the little room in which she keeps her store, and carried off the property. Sicokd Ward Nohthatiohs ?At a meeting of the Anti Know Nothings of the Second Ward, held at Harmony Hall last night, to nominate two gentlemen in the plaoe o7 Rob ert Farnham and Henrv A. Will&rd, declined, Thomas J. Fisher and Ferdinand Jefferson were put on the ticket for Common Counoill, and Mr. Clampitt for Assossor. I Church op the Ascehsiow.?The Washing ton correspondent of the St. Louis Republican speaks in exalted terms of the music of the cnoir of this churoh, and the eloquence of the pastor, the Rev. Henry Stanley. Gkx Jacod P. Chase was this morning ad mitted to practice in the Circuit Court, on the motion of M. Thompson, Esq. The Street Lights?M. Editor: Allow me, through your widely circulating journal, to call the attention of the oity authorities to the singular fact that, upon almost every dark and disagreeable night, the oitisens are de prived of the benefit of the gaslights; whilst, upon comparatively dear nights, light is fur nished in abundanoe For what are these lamps intended, if not for the benefit of those who may be obliged to travel our streets at night? And vet, on last evening of rain, mud, and pitchy darkness, not a light was to be ssen, except before one or two of our prin cipal hotels, and in the window of an occa sional store! The luckless wight whom busi ness called abroad, was left to find his way as best he might, and the gas was preserved for some fairer night. It is to be hoped that those who have this matter in charge will more properly attend to it. Civifl. May 4, 1855. Watch House.?There was a dear record on Friday morning, no one having been brought thither by the guard. Last night, however, a man named Brown was " picked up" for makingorooked "lines'' in the streets. The poor fellow was "out of sorts," a bad "c ase," no '? coin" in his pocket, and on a "batter." GEORGETOWN CORRESPONDENCE. | City Councils ?Metropolitan Railroad?\ Cargo of Sugar, 6fe. Georgetown, May 5,1855. But little business of moment was transact- I ed by either branoh of our City Councils last night. A message was received from the Mayor, J s ating that he had received four proposals for j keeping the public pumps in repair, each of which was so very indefinite, that he had not litW iTV"* t0 det*rmine who was most entitled to the contrsct; laid on the table I or w. t. Edes, h Chapman and Evan Lyons I tab? ?f lh? 3041(1 ?f ApPea,i? la*d on Mr. Dsborn, from the committee of wavs and means, reported an ordinance authorising ths' issuing of six per cent stock of the cor poration to the amount of $1,744 50, to reim burse certain losses sustained by the commis sionersof the sinking fund in making demands ifD corporation; passed. I Mr. Myers, from the committee of claims I to whom was referred the claim of John w' Boteler, of Philadelphia, for printing plates I Ac , for Ellett's plan of bridge, asked that the I committee be discharged from the further consideration of the subiact; which was granted. On motion of Mr. Osborn, a message was sent to the Board of Aldermen, proposing a I dll JSfS ?fKtb?two Botrd''00 Tues day night, fer the purpose of electing a board KPP!?i'Sn if??!; which WM responded to by the Board of Aldermen informing the lower Board that tbev had consented to go I toto an election, at the *ime designated lor ?>r'd ?f aPPeds, but not for oodifiers. Both Board; having adhered to their disa greement relatTve to the salary of mes?eng~er a commi ttee of conference, oonsisting cf Messrs' Mjers. McCan, and Cameron, of the Council and Messrs. Lyons and Waters, of the Alder men was appointed to take the matter into consideration. I The Board of Aldermen had under consider ation a proposition to increaae the appropria tion lor the benefit of the town schools : which 1 was discussed at some length, and then post poned for two weeks. v I The Boards then adjourned to meet on next Tuesday evening for the election of board of &PpO&i9. Our subscription to the Metropolitan rail road continue tobe the principal topic of con. versauon with us. While all agree that its construction is of vital importance lo the fu hi'! ?'&?P.entJ of Georgetown, thero seems to be a division, in regard to the proper method of raising the means to do it. Some are a lit was in the mire, and think that we should make no effort as a corporation, but call first on Hercules to as.iit, while others again think that we (as a corporation) should first put our own shoulders to the wheel in g-jod earnest and never faulter, and when once the good work is fairly started, there will, doubtless be a superabundance of help to keep it going until the point of destination is reached Our own own opinion is that, as the benefits to be derived by our city from its oonstruotion r? of * &*??ral character, I that the burden of its construction should also h! charact*r, and ?S this can only ? *ff??ted by our corporation adhering tena ciously to its obligations in the premises, whioh nave been on three occasions sanctioned by a large majority of our voters, it would be suici dal far us now to throw obstacles in its way by any unnecessary i!elays or attempts at repudi ation. We do not believe that the property in our city has baen by the last assessment in flated beyond its real value. It is well known to every one that house rants of every descrip ?drancfi durin* th* years from fifty to one hundred per cent. The inference, then, is certainly a fair one, that property has aovanoed in ratio in the 25#,tPl??,0lti0fa ; M w* confident that it will be found, when the returns of the aasessors are all in, that the value of the prop erty wa I and personal, will amount to some four to four and a half millions of dollars, in stead of two and a half, which must necessa rily reduce the rate of taxation for the current expenses of our corporation. Our doctrine is to adhere to, and meet promptly our present subscription to the railroad stock, and even increase it, if it should be found actually ne. ce?sary to its completion. The most beautiful oargo of sugar we have ever seen landed at our wharves is now being discharged from the brig Fidelia, of th* Messrs. Dodge s line. The cargo is from Porto Rico, and was selected by Capt Hicks, of the brig, and certainly reflects credit upon his judgment. These sugars will offer a rareohanoe to the retail trade. Flour market this morning firm at $10 borne holders demanding $10.12* But little arriving; stock on band much lighter than nas been known in Georgetown for many years at this season. No material change in grain ^ ery little ot any kind arriving * Spectator. ??J*! Han.ua?Toa r?o*l?H *11 the new Book* and H<W M ??P?WUh?4. H* !? IMDI for H?rp?r'a ?nrtU tie <Hher ?ud enr r?t7?N will thrtfi And * Ursj Md food MNitKent of BUak Book* tadbteUonwy ?t k? Bookrtor*, 04mb B?n<UM. oof Fa. iimh aa4 *k at. MARR1BD. On the 2d instant, by (he Rct. Ma?on Noble. Mr. . WILLIAM M. McCAULEY to Miss VIRGINIA | oynoN. On the 3d instant, by Rev. R. L. Dashiel, Mr. JO SEPH E. BIRCH to Min MART E. SPEAR, both of Fairfax co., Va. Oa the 97th ultimo, at the Capitol Hill Pafroqage, by the Rev. Gideon H. Day, CHARLES J. 1HRIE, of Trenton, N. J, to Miss MARGARET R. MAR SH AL. of this city. fEaston, Pa., and Trenton, ft. J.. papers copy.] On the 3d instant, nt St. Mary's Church, by Rev. Mr. A!if, ADAM KESSLER to Miss MARY ANN'r. MARTELLE, all of thia City. Want*. WANTED-A WOMAN AS A COOK, washer and ironer?one that can furnish good re commendations as to capacity and food character, will be employed. Apply at 342) N. York avenue, may 5?3t* w ANTED-A SITUATION BY A YOUTH, who is willing to make himselfgenerally use ful in some occupation, writes a good hand nnd con versant with figures. Best references given for chiracter. Address "P T J," through Po?t Office, Washington. may 5?It* Tj|TANTED IMMEDIATELY?TO GO IN THE ff country, five or six Brick Moulders anl La borers, to make 400,00m Bricks. Best workmen are wanted. Enquire at ft96 corner of South B street i and New Jersey avenue, Capitol Hill. may 4_at* THOMAS E KIRKLEY. WANTED-A PARTNER TO WORK A Stone Quarry and contract for sale of Stone to Government and others, there being now great de mand for stone. This Quarry is immediately oppo site Georgetiwn. Large shanty, blacksmith shop, and every implement on the spot. This quarry fur nishes the best and largest truck Stone, Ac. A chance is now offered. Call or write to LLOYD h. CO, Fifteenth street, oppo. the Treasury. may 3?tf WANTED?EVERYBODY TO KNOW THAT they can gut a lot 34 feet front by 130 feot deep, for the low price of $75?payable $3 a month without interest. Apply at the Union Land Office, 7ih St., above Odd Fellows' Hall. ap 28?3m JOHN FOX, Sec. WANTED?A COMPLETE"FILE OF THE ! WEEKLY (Washington City) STAR since its publication up to the present date, for which a liberal price will be paid if sjntto this office. ap 3?tf Boarding. NO T I C K.?FOR RENT?PARLORS AND | Chambers, with board. Also, table and tran sient board, with a bathing room and i^pwer baths and every attention to render it most agreeable to her boarders. Mrs. P. G MURRAY, Comer Pennsjflvania avenue and 4% st. ap23?3m BOA.RD, dfce.?MRS. BATES, on the sou'h west corner of Pa. avenue and 9th street is pre pared to accommodate gentlemen with rooms, with or without board. Every effort will be made to ren der those comfort! ble who may faver her with their patronage. ap 6?tf TOYS AND FARCY MOTIONS suita ble for presents, in great variety and at low pri ces, at LAMMOND'S, 7th st. may 3?St MISS LANPHIER k MRS. DITTY WILI. OPES SUMMER MILLINERY ON SATURDAY, 5th instant. may 3? MILLINERY. MISS MANSUN will open SUM-^^ SgyBMKK MILLINERY direct from NewSS? York, on SATURDAY, May 5th, atHF her new place of business, second store east ot the Post Office, Bridge st. Georgetown, may 3?3t* J B THOMPIOIf, MERCHANT TAILOR, Has removed to his old rtand, Moffit's Building, 4% street, one door north of Shiilington's Bookstore, wDere he Would be pleased to serve his friend* and the public. may 3?2w I MAY BALLS. HAVE Juft received a beautiful assortment of] WREATHS, ROSES, JAPONICAS, SPRIGS and LEAVES suitable lor Festival occasions. A. TATE, 314 Pa. avenue, bet. 10th and 11th sts. may 3?3t A CARD. THE subscriber respectfully informs his friends and the citizens of Washington of the removal of his Blacksmith Shop on 11th street, to south side K street, between 9th and 10th, and hopes by a strict attention to business to merit a liberal *liare of patronage. C. L. ROGERS, may 3?3t* OST?BETWEEN 11 AND 19 O'CLOCK. A Plot of Ground, the lots front on Second and D streets. A suitable reward will b? given if returned , to the owner's shop on Seventh street, between F and G. E. E. TRUE, may 3?3t* AC AMD.?Purchasers at the sale of dry goods I at Hall ii Brother's on 7th street, are notified that their Goods are now ready for delivery, and , they arc respectfully requested to call for them with- ' out delay. JAMES C. McGUIRE, may 3?d Auction* or. U. S MARINE BAND. THE undersigned would respectfully inform the Military, Firemen, Clubs, and the public gene rally that by a}.pl>ing to him at the Marine Barracks, or at his residence, on E, between 9th and 10th sts east, or by note at Hiibus ? Hitz's Music Depot, they can obtain the services of the Marine Band, or a portion of it either as a brass reed or cotillon band, which will embrace Louis Weber's unrivalled paity. F. SCALA, Conductor and Leader of Marine Band, ap 30?1 m* THE COLLECTOR'S"SALE OF CITY PROPERTY FOR TAXES, as cidvertised in the National Intelligencer, will take place on mONDAY, May 7th, at the City Hall, in the Aldermen's room, commencing at 10 o'clock. The list embraces a large amount of property in all parts of the city, and the occasion presents a fa vorable opportunity for all persons desiring to make *afe and profitable investments. Persons intending to pay taxes on propeity advertised, are requested to do so beforh the dav of sale. may 3-td R. J. ROCHE, Collector. REESE'S EAGLE PLUMBING AND GAS-FITTING DEPOT. THE subecriber respectfully announces to his] friends and the public in general that he har - ceived the first lot of tbe celebrated DODGERS DOUBLE ACTING SUCTION ANIJ FORCE PUMP, which received the SILVER MEDJlL at | the late Fair of the Metropolitan Mechanics' Insti tute, and is now prepared to furnhJi all who may I favor him with a call. His stock of OAS FIXTURES are unsur passed in the District. With his corps of competent workmen he prides himself to fill any orders in the PLUMBINO AND GAS-FITTING line with promptness and despatch. 45^A1I work done warranted to give complete satisfaction. JOHN REESE, may 3?tf cor. Sixth st. and Pa avenue. PAINT AND OIL STORE. M. T PABKER, HOUSE, SIGH & ORNAMENTAL PAINTEB, LOUISIANA avenue, between Sixth and Sev enth streets, No. 00. Residence No. 390 C street, between Sixth and Seventh has added to his present business the sale of PAINTS, OILS, GLASS and PUTTY, in small or large quantities. The attention of nousekeepcrs is particularly called to the convenience of this arrangement as they can at all times procure HEARTH and other MIXED PAINTS, of all colors, made ready for use by a PRACTICAL PAINTER. Orders promptly attended to and respectfully so licited. CHEAP FOR CASH. may 2? lm POTATOES?POTATOES! ON board Marrietta Burr, now nearly dun, 5001 bushels White Mercer, of superior quality and | size, which will be sold to arrive. ALBO? 200 bushels white Maine Mercer 500 Do blue Mercer, or Pcacb Blow, very large. | All of which will be sold in lots to suit the pur chaser, on reasonable terms. Call and see them, at N. B. HARTLEY'S, 111 Water street, may 1?lw Georgetown. MRS. L. ALLEN, 30ft Pa. avenue, between Ninth JyBlt and Tenth street*, south side, ?Bj*J Will open ou Saturday, 7th instant, most extensive and beautiful assortment of Spring MILLINERY, consisting of Crape, Silk, Lace, Spotted Crape and Grass Linen HATS, including Straws of every description. Also, Misses' Dress Hats and Flat*, Ac. L. ALLEN. ap 4? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 9. 0. FLABARRE, corner of Tenth and C sts , who a is a practical manufacturer in metal, has an assortment of S'lvei plated NUMBERS of various patterns He will make numbers for houses, hotels pews in Churclis, and tor hacks, to suit ail tastes, and is confident at the low price they wtll be made that it will suit the purchax r. ap lft? lm E. H. BATES, POLICE MAGISTRATE, FIRST ST, NEJIR PENNA. J&VKS'l'E, Oonvevancibg and Bounty Land Claims attended to may!??lm * For Bala and Bant MISS JANE SHANKS, No. IOO Bridge stmt, Georgetown, ha? 'several tine room* to rent, with board, or she will rent the who!f> house, fur nished. tnsy5?3t* F F OR RENT-- A NEW THREE STORY #RAME ? Houae, with brick basement, containing ni?e rooms, witli pump of eicelh nt water in the yard, situated on 23d street} First Ward, near intersection of K street with Pa. avenue. To ? gOod tenant the terms will be moderate. Apply on the premise*, or to R. A. WATERS, at his Printing Office, D, betw. 9th and 10th sts. may 5-Iw* OR R^NT?THREE NEWLY PINISHEO _ Brick Houses, containing nine rooms, kitchcn and cellar eaeh. They are handsomely finished with centre pieces, fnarlle maatels, and contains numerous closets and other conveniences. Rent 1 $r21 Der hiftftth. For further particulars enquire of MRS MORRISON, corner of K and 14th sts. may 5?eolw* FORSALE-A CONVENIENTLY AKkANQED Frame Dwelling, within two squares of the

Treasury Department, containing 8 rooms. Also, two or three frame tenements in the neighborhood of the West Market. The above properly wiW be sold low for the cash, or on a long credit. For tenns fcc., arply to J. E. CLOKEY, on D St., between Fourteenth and Fifteenth sts. may 4?3t* KOOM8 FOR RENT?I HAVE TWO ROOMS for rent, wbiah would be suitable fer Patent Agents, beiig directly opposite the Patent Office, on Seventh street, the second house from G street. For particulars enquire at the corner of 7th and G streets. CHARLES FRANKENBERQER. may 4?3t* A LARGE FRAME HOUSE, WITH BRICK back building and lot adjoining, on the corner of 14th and D streets, in Square 258, part Lot No 5 will be offered at privat* sale, until May 15tb, and if not sold will be sold at public auction. Apply to ANDREW J. JOYCE, may 2?tf ? No. 47 7 Fourteenth Ft. PROPERTY IN FRANKLIN ROW FOR SALE The second house from 13th steet, with a two story back building and cellar, containing 12 rooms. 10 with fire places, including kitchen, brick carnage house, and staMc with three stalls; fronting on K street 79 feet 11 inches and running bftek 140 leu to a paved alley -ontaining over eleven thousand square feet of ground. The house can be viewed froni 12 to 2 o'clock each day, and terms made known by the occupant. ap 30?6t* For rent or sale?three medium Fite three-story Brick Houses on the corner of 9th and N streets. The corner one is suitable fcr a grocery or any ether kind of a store. The houses are new, having been finished this spring. For fur ther particulars enquire at the corner of 12th and L sts , No. 3 83. ap 30?lw For rent?the small frame two-story House, No. 470 Thirteenth street, west side, two doors south of Pa. avrnue. It is neat and com fo-table. Po*>es*ion given immediately. Apply at the Star Office. ap28-tf FOR RENT.?T wo handsomely furni?hed Houses, containing 15 rooms in one, and 9 in the oth^r, in a desirable location fronting on public square, one square from Lafayette Square, on H, corner of H and Eighteenth streets, with bath rooms, &c., will be rented on reasonable terms to good tenants, ap 13?lm* OR RENT?THE STORE HOUSE NOW OC cupied by Barnes fc Mitchell, on Pa. avenue, between 8th and 9th streets. Possession given on 15th May next, on which time the nresent lease ex pires. Apply to JAMES DIXON, Esq., of this city, or the subscriber, "Cottage," Montg-.merv county, Md. THOS. CONNELLY, ap 23?tf OR RENT?SEVERAL HANDSOME PAR lors an*! Chambers, with board. Also, Table and transient board. Inquire at Mrs. SMITH'S, S>33 F street. ap9 HOMES FOR ALL.?Beautifully and healthily located Building Lots, 94 feet front by 130 feet deep, on graded streets, can, until sprin;, be bought at the eieeeding low price of $75, payable $3 per month. Title indisputable. Union I.and Office, 7th st., above Odd Fellows' Hall, jan 9?Cm JOHN FOX, Secretary. VALUABLE TRACTS OF LAND NEAR the City, at Private Sale.?For sale, four very de sirable and eligibly situated tracts of Land, contain ing about fifty acres each, partly in Montgomery county, but principally in Washington county, D.C. opposite the farm of Joseph H. Bradley, Esq., about 4X miles from Washington, communicating with it by a new and commodious road now under con struction The soil is excellent, and well adapted tn corn and wheat Tho situation is promiaent and healthy, and the land well watered. There are three tenements on the premises. This propetty Is peculiarly suited to gentlemen havine busm'-ss In the city for beautiful c?;uri|ry res idences. A plat of the property can be seen at the office of the subscriber. John Parker, Esq., living adjoining, will show the property to any who may wish to see it. EDW. SWANN. No. 1516 Louisiana avenue, near City Hall, ap 20 - eo2tn For rent?two parlors Connected with Bed rooms, and one sing'e large room, all handsomely furnished and very convenient, are for rent Pa. avenue, opposite Willards'Hotrl, 315, Terms are low. Apply to the premises. may 3-eo3f TH. FRIEBUS. O R REN T?FIVE NEW THREE-STORY . brick Dwelling Houses on 9ih street wist, be tween D and E streets south, opposite to th" Giace Church, finished in good style, and containing ?a loon parlors. Fix chambers, dining room and ki'chen each, with stable and ample yards, Bnd will be ready for occupat-on by the 15th June. To punctu al and careful tenants the rent will be very low. Apply to CHAri. S. WALLACH, Opposite tfle West Wing of City Hall, ap 25?eo4w UILDI\G~LOTS FOR SALE.?A VARIETY of Building Lots in the vicinity of t!se City Hall. Also, in all other parts of the city, on accommodat ing terms. Enqiiire at Mrs. ADAMS' Boarding Hou?w?, opposite to Browns' Hotel, to be seen frf.ni 8 to 9 a m, or 3 to 4 p m. Adso, an address through the Post Office will receive attention. mar 5?e?2m DAVID MYERLE. For rent.?four new and conveni-I ent Brick Houses, brown mastic k fronts, con taining parlors with marble mantels, dining iooiu, kitchen, servant's rortin, and five chambers each, and situated on Thirteenth, street, Island, near the nublic grounds, convenient to Pa. awnue and the Departments. Runt very moderate. Apply at R. H. CLARKE'S office, corner of Sixth street aad Eouisiana avenue, or at D. B. CLARKE'S Drug Store, Eleventh street, Island. mar 6?cotl Rents reduced to suit the times. $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 ot pure water are near the door, and commuiucat on is had with Georgetown by way of 11 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 apjdication must dc made to the undersigned, either by letter, or at his house at Kendall Green, after office hours, where the keys may be had and the bouses inspected at any time. Several of these residences will b*> sold on liberal terms. WM. STICKNEY, No 4, Kendall Green. N. R.?Rent' paid quarterly tn advance. apr 9, 1855?tt SPLENDID PAPER HANGINGS. IT is with pleasure that JOHN DAVIS announces to bis old friends and the public that he lias re sumed his old and familiar occupation of PAPER HANGING, having opened a new store in lhe4'Star Buildings, near the corner of Eleventh street and Pa. avenue, where he will be found all the time himself and keep on hand n well selected assortment of PAPER HANGINGS, WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, fcc. All work entrusted to him in bis linn of business will be promptly and faithfully exe. uted to the en tire satisfaction ol those for whom the work may be done. He respectfully invites all his former friends and customers, and th? public generally to give him ? call at bis new store and see if he has not some thing in his line to suit their tastes and wants. may 1?d2w JOHN DAVIS. Clocks, watches and jewelry. Opened this day, forty different styles ol C.ocks Good Clocks $1 25. Fine Gold Watches, $22; warranted. Jewelry cheaper than ever. Call and see for yourselves at J. ROBINSON'S, No. 340 opposite Browns' Hotel. may 1?dim GREAT BARGAINS IN LADIES' GENT8', MISSES', AND DREN8' BOOTS AND SHOES.-The subscriber being compelled to remove from! the store he now occupies, offer* his pres I ent well-assorted stock of BOOTS AND SHOES at greatly reduced prices. All persons in want of the articlu will find it to their advantage to call before purchasing elsewhere. A. H. SLOAN, No. 304 Pa. av., near 10th st., north side. may 1?tf SUPERIOR SODA WATER. T HE subscriber would most respectfully inform bis former patrons, and the lovers of superior Soda Water generally, that his founts are asa n in operation, and In orjer to keen up his weli earned reflation of keening the best SODA WATER aud tnosi delicious SIRUPS in the citf,is determined (If possible) to have it still better than heretofore. O. BOSWELL, Dtuggist, Corner Maryland av., and 7th st., Island, ap 90- In Washington. ' LIllLi // Auction Bales. Bjr Ci W. DOTKLBR, A?etl?M?r SALE OP BAY HOR8E AT AUCTION-OW TUESDAY morning, May 8th, at 10 o'clock, I ?ball aell, in frost of ay store, one fine bar riding Hone, about Bine years old. C. W. BOTELER, ??v ."5?-4 Auctioneer. By GREEH * SCOTT, Auctlnatrt. ?1 OH A BANK OF WASHINGTON 8TOPK qp JL ^Uv/at Auction.?On WEDNESDAY, the 7th in*unt, we shall aell, at our Auction Store, at 5 o'clock p in., $1,200 of Bank of Washington Stick. Sale positive. Terms cash. GREEN k SCOTT, may 5?3t Auctioneer*. By GREEH * SCOTT, Auetloueera. Groceries, liquors, store fixtures he. at Auction.?On WEDNESDAY, the 9th instant, we shall sell, at 10 o'clock a. m., at the Grocery Store of Mr. Wm. H Clark, at the corner of 19ih and B streeu, near the canal, a large and excellent assnrtmer.tof Groceries and Liquors, viz : 7^2, Sugar and Coffee Sperm and other Candles s?o*p, Starch, Salt, Tobacco and Segars Spices of every description, Brushes ar.d BrottW Ropes, Blocks, Eofls, Shoes and Hats Otockery and Stoneware Wood, Willow and Hardware Liquors of every description, in bottle* fnd ?asks, some of which are very old, and flm Molatses. Oil. Vinegar, Mackerel With a large rot of other Groceries, which we deem unncewary to enumerate Also, the St<re Fixtures, Tea Canisters Platform and Counter Scales Fine Iron Fireproof r'afe, nearly new Mahogany Writing Deck Stand Casks and Stovrs Terms : AH sums of and under .*25 cash; over $93 a credit of 2 and 4 months for note* satisfactorily endorsed, bearing interest. GREEN h SCOTT, may 6?d ^ Auctioneers. _ By GREBI * SCOTT, Aactlouaara. SEVEN VALUABLE BUILDING LOTS AT Auction.?On WEDNESDAY, 18th instant, we chall sell, it 6 o'clock p. m , 34,937j{ feet of ground having a front on C street south 148 leet 5 inches, 9th street east 283 feet 10 inches. The above described property is handsomely lo cated, distant from the Navy Yard bvt a few min utes' walk. Terms: One half cash ; balance tn one and two years, the purchases to give notes fur the deferrrJ pa> merits, bearing interest from day of sale. A deed given and a deed of trust taken GREEN h SCOTT, Auctioneers. A^Ths ab?v? aale la poatponad un til WEDNESDAY, 25th inst., same hour. - GREEN k SCOTT, ap 18?eohds Auctioneers. Oj*Th? sbovs aale la farther post poned until THURSDAY, 3d May, at same hour, when it will positively take place G KEEN Si SCOTT, ap 27?d Auctioneers. The sboTj tale la farther poat* poncd in consequence of therein, until TUEsDAY the 8th instant, tame hour GREEN h SCOTT, may 4? <1 Auctioneer*. BY J. C. McGUIRE, Auctioneer. VALUABLE BUILDING LOTS AT PUBLIC Auction.?On THURSDAY afternoon, May 3?1, at 1 o'clock, at the Auction Rooms, I shall sell the fui'OWing desc.ibed Lots, via: Lou 26 ar.d 27, in Square 588, on 2d street wtL near E street north Lot 11, in Square 299, on Maryland avenue, near 12th street Lots 16, 17,18 and 16, ia square south of 562, corner of 2d and H Mrt ets Lot 15, in square 584, on Virginia avenue, bctw. 1st and 2d streets we?t Lou 1,2. 3, and 4, in square 867, on north A at., between 6 n and 7th streets east Lot 10, in Square 558, on New Jersey avenue, between K and L streets north Lot 8, in Square 694, corner First st. e tat and D street south Lot 1, in Square 29 Lot 25, in Square 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 12 and 18 month-, for notes hearing interest, secured by a de?d of ttust on the propertv. JAS. C. McGUIRE, ap 28?d Auctioneer. W* The above aale la poatponad un til MONDAY, May 7th, same hour JAMES C. McGUIRE, may 4?d Auctioneer. By J. C, NcOriKE, Auctioneer. TRUSTEE'S SALE OF HOUSE AND LOT neirthe Navy Yard.?On FRIDAY afternoon. May 4th, at 5 o'clock, on the premises, the suhscri bers will cell, by virtue of a deed of trust, timed the 96th March, 1852, and duly recorded in Liber J A. S., No. 40, folioa 319, Ac., one of the land records ftir Wa.-hinptun county, Lot Ni. 1, in Square 9-26, situated at the comer uf G street south and 9th st. east, under a ground rent of $90 per annum for the period of ninety-nine years, from September 18th, 1851, with the improvements, consisting of a two story frame Dwelling with back building. Terms at sale. JNO. W. McKIW, RICH H. CLARKE, ITru",ce" JAMES C. McGUIRE, m*r24?lawfcds Auctioneer. The above aale la poatpnncd un til FRIDAY afternoon, May 18, same hour. K?CH.VH. l~L AUfrkE, I Trustees. JAS. C. McGUIRE, may 4?J Auctioneer. By C. W. BOTKLK1I, Auctioneer. Extensive sale of city property at Auct'on ?On FRIDAY, May 11th, comarac ing at 12 o'clock in , I shill sell at my Store, tue following named city property, viz: Sq. 1072, Lou Nos 1, 2, 3, 13, 14,15, 16,17 and 18 " 6o4, " No. 3, containing 6,885 sq. ft. " 117, " Nos. 38 and 29, each contain 7,042 ft. " 36S1, " Nos. 41, 42 and 43, each do 1.823" " 514, " No. 2, do 5,068!*" " 535, " No 11, do 2 000" " 544, " No 2, do 3,786" " M4, " Nos 3 and 4, each do 6,4t6" " 544, " No 5. do 6.420" ** 544 " Nos 27 and 28, each do " " 616, " No 14. do 9(TtD'< " 652, " Nos 6, 7, and 8, each do 9,690" " 654, " No 4, do 7,373u " 656, " No 2, do 9,590" " 656, ?? No 5, do 13 250" " 958, " No4, , do 7.378" | " 543, " No 18, improved by two two-story frame houses 44 543, " No 19, improved by four two story frame houses " 543, part of Lot No 25, improved by two two story frame houses 543, Lots Nos J7, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24 154, u No 10, containiug 12.861 sq. ft. u u <> ? u " 154, " Noll, do "10,850 do ?? 238, " Noll, do 4,055 do " 728, " No 18, do 9,675 do " 1112, " Nos 7, 8 and 9 " 629, " No 1 do 4,812 do " 174, the whole square " 140, Lou Nos 29 and 30 " n. ot 650, Lot No 1 " 535, part of Lot No 7 " 755, subdivision of lots 1 and 9, 5 lou, contain v ing from 2,000 to 2,700 " 755, part of lot No. 1, containing 3,000 feet 755, do do 1, 3 lots, containing from 1, 800 to 2.800 ft 752, do do 4, containing 6,';00 ft 752, r'o do 8, do 8,200 do 752, do do 7, adjoining do , 32 ft. front on Second street " 754, half ^uare, embracing Lou Noe. 1,2, 3, 13,14,15,16,17 and 18, containing 57 - 009 feet " 684, part of Lot 7, containing 6,000 ft " 723, Lots 6, 7 and 8, do 24,120 do " 685, part of Lot 8, do 2,700 do " 630, do 5, do 2,800 do " 630, do 3, do 2,500 do " 630, do 3, do 2,984 do " 574, valuable corner facing Railroad Depot con taining 4,300 ft " 117, Lot No. 8, containing 7,044 ft " 492, Lots Nos 8 and 10. each conuining 3.415 ft " 648, the whole square ? do 58,750 ft " 323, part of Lot No. 5 and the whole of Lot 6, containing 7,613 ft " 100, Lot 27, improving with two two-story frame houses " 544, Lot 9, improving with one two-atory frame house " 541, west part of Lot 9, con taming 1,493 ft ? 616. Lot No 11 do 9 000 do " Utl9, Lou Nos 19 and 30 " 9f^?, the whole square do 83,652 do " I09:i, Lot No 13 do 4,350 da " 1093, do 14 dJ 4,901 do <( 1010, LoU Nos 1, 2, 16, 17 and 18, coataining frrni 9,427 to 11,400 feet " N. of 1026, Lot No 1, conuining 12,233 ft "721 do 19, do 8,442 do " 1032 do 2, do 22.000 do " 1110, Lots 5,6, 7, 8, 9,10, 11,12,13 and 14 con taining 4,550 to 6,415 ft " 1033, Lou 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10, and 11, conuin ing from 4000 to 4,316 ft " 154, Lou 3, 4, and J 51 " 779, Lot No 11, containing 5,000 ft " 956, the whole square do 61,211 do * 1005, Lot No 12. do 7,600 do 1007, Lot No 14, do 6,756 do 437, part of Lot 11, improving by four two-atwy frame houses , Terms liberal and made known at tale. Catalogues descriptive of locality, front and depth of each lot, he., will be ready for distribution on the 6th day of May. C. W, BOTELER, may 1?eolw' Auctioneer. <1 a TELEGRAPHIC daily evening stab. Arrival of Ui Catawba at Iiw Orlaaaa. Nit 0*l?A51, May 4 ?Jha C?U?W, with Harm dates of tbs 1ft May, arnrad here k day. Tha naws ia unimportant. The Baa Jar.nto wai ia harbor, bat woald laara on tha 3d for aertriaa Tha Princeton had foaa to Kay Waal. Ih? Cyane and Falmouth had oat arrived ?at tain MoCaUogb, of Now Orleans, had not yot boon released from prison The Waatbtr at tha Eoath. Coicmbia. 9 C , May S.?Aftar a protract ed drought wa bare at lait baaa fa to red by oopions rains, which extended thronfhoat Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina. repartnra cf an Atlantic Steamer Naw York, May 5?The 6t Louii sailed tc-Jay with 96 passengers and $148,161 la specie " Few Orleans Markata Nrw OrleaXC. May 4?Ootunlsaoabangad; ?alas for two daye b.tfOO balos Coffee?-flalea for the week 9,000 sacks: stock on |hand, ax elusive of shipboard, 26,000 faoka. Baltimora Markata. Baxtiyorr, May 5 ?Flour i? flm thisaaora ing; sales of Howard street brands at $10 The receipts of whaat are light; aalee of rod at $2 40a*2 50, white $2 45a|2 55 Corn !? firmer; sales of white at $la|l 02, jallow at tha same rare*. Hew York Markets New YoriC, May 5 ?Cotton is dall, and da dining. Flour has advanoed lit cents Qood Ohio, $10 12*?$10 31; Southern is firm?saiea of 900 barrels. Wheat it firm, and landing upward; Southern wbite, $2 60 Com baa advanoed?sales of Western mixed at 114all&. Pork is fi m. with an upward tendency. Baaf in firm, and tending upward. Lard is un changed. and in moderate demand at previous rates Whisky is upward and higher ; sales of Ohio at 39 cents. Hew York Stock Market New York, May 5 ?Stocks are lower Money is steady. Sales of Erie Railroad, 4*|: Cleveland A Toledo Railroad, 78*; Reading Railroad, 8ii; Canton Company, 26; New York Central Railroad, 92J; Virginia 6's 97; Miitouri 6's, 93j. Clocks, clocks, clocks i?if to v.-ant a good Clock, warranted to keep fume, call at ibeaSor'" of J. ROBrV^tN, 3 tO Pa. ave., oppo. Browns' QoW ap 7?dim NEW GOODS FOR THE LADIES. I TAKE thu opportunity of announcing to the la dies of Washington and vicinity that I am now 'Kruini a large a?*ortmeut of Bonnets, Bi bands and Trimtiinss ot ?-very variety, consisting in part ef Neapolitan Bonnets, plain and fancy form, $2 95 to as English do do #9 50 to ?6 Open and plain Straws of every deeeription, from 56 cents to 1 50 I would call you attention particularly to my as M<rtmrnt of Mints' Bonnets and Flats, both L*f born an 1 common rtraw. My assortment of Ribands is complete, comprU ingallco'ors and style*, from 18# to 75 cents per ynrd. _ Do not neglect looking at those Goods at the ear liest opportunity. f F. MYER, Ag"nt, may 3 - fJi 13 opp. Centre Market. BONNETS, FLATS AND RIBBONS. WE have now on band a very laree an 1 general n-'ortra' nt of Ladies* and Misee->'^^^^ BONNETS, Children's ;FLATB, Boys' andi Men's IIA I'd. ' Also, a hiaiNne asenrtmeat of Bonnet and Cap Ribbon*, Flowers, Wreaths, Tarltona, Mar <-elline Florences, Rusha?, fcc., to be sold at our usually low prices. ' W. EGAS k BO!*, 393 s. aide Pa. avenue, near 7tb street. ap 30?2w HOSIERY, GLOVES, &c. WE h-vejuet received a very large n sortment of Ladies' white, brown, slate, black, brown ei'ibro'dered and open worked hose. . . ^ Gtnt's white, brown and mixed Hose and bau Hope M-s.-es and boys' white, brown, slste, black, fan cy striped and opera worked Hose and half How " Ladies' kiJ, rilk and Cotton Gloves and black dlk Mi?e? and Boys' white and colored silk, kid, and ibread Gloves and black siik Mitts Gent's kid, Mlk and thread Gloves We would invite special attention to our large and well assorted stock of Ladies' and Children's Hosiery and Gleves, being the largest assortment Ut th's city, and will be sold at very low prices. W. EG AN k BON, No. 333 shady ode Pa. avenue, betw. ap 30 9w 6th and 7th strata PLEASURE TRIPS TO THE WHITE HOUSE PAVILION. ^ y? ^ The Steamers GEO. WASH *n HB^lJTK<>Tnv or TUOd COLLYEB can be chartered for public or/^-Taetpartes to visit the White House Pavtlioa, Mount Vernon, Fort Washington, or other places en ike river. The White House Tavilion te^now open for visi tors It is a brautilul place for pleasure tripe; It ha- a fine Ball and Dining room , alao, a new Ten Pin Alley. _V.. -.. QgK For particulars app'y to the Pr?*WJent or the Company, ?r the Captains ol the Boata, Mr. WILLIAM COKE is furnishing r?-fr?r*hmenta on i he boats, and is prepared to funusli P*rl1'* 00 the best terms. ap an? 8m MISS CUFHIHQHAM 8CHOOL, Pleasant Grove, Seventh street Road, l)i ntttea from tke City cf Wtukxnfton. THE duties of this Scho.4 will commence MOW DAY, the 30th of April, t a the number o! pu pils will l>e limited, tboae who wish to avail them | selves of its advantages, should make as early an ap plication aa possible. _ . . Th?; course of instruction wrll be thorough and com; lete.nnd will embrace all the English branches usually taught in the beat aetooola, together wro Music, French and Latin. , Terms made known on application to the Prui^v pal. ,p at-flw* NOTICE TO TRAVELLERS BETWEEX WASHINGTON t BALTIMORE. Alter tbia date, the Paaaengsr wlli^H^fSSlT-ain from Washington at 6 *. m. for Biltimnre, and the Train from , f. 15 r- h. for Washington, o* Prunal WILL BB DISCONTINUED. The onlv Train, therefor, on Sunday. from Wa*hinxton, will be that leaving at 4 30 p. m , and from BaHimora at 4.15 * *? The Train fn?m Washington connecu at the Washington Junction with the Eipress Train leav ine Baltimore at 5 10 r H. for Wneelmg aad the West. JOUN H. DONE, m 1?lik Master Transportation B kO. ER. [Uiupn, Georgetown Advocate, aad Aleaandrta Benttnel copy-1 - HARPERS'MAGAZINE rOR MAY? Emma, being No. 6 of Harpers' Story Booka. Just received by TAYLOR a may x Bookstore, near ?th at. FROM LONDON, received by the last Staamer, Hand Book of Familiar Quotations from Eng lish Authors, *1 30 _ The Rejected Addresses, new edition, 37e Songs selected from the Dranaatisu. 87c The Arctic Regions, by F Msyne, 37c Chesterfield and George Selwyn, by Hayward, 17c Common Blunder* in speaking and writing, by C. W. Smith. 19c Mormonisui, from the Edinburgh Renfw, 37c Vela?quet and His works, by Sterling, fl Machenzies Dictionary of English Synonyms, fl V Tliouuhu and Apophthegms, by Arcbtifbop Wbaie Iv, 1 00 Richardson on the Study ftf Language, 1 37 Bnglitdi, cast ank pret^nt, by French, 1 00 The Angler and lus Friend, by John Davy, 1 SO may 2 fRANCK TAYLOR THE HEALING OF THE NATIONS. BY CHAS. LIfWON. With an Introduction and Appendix by N. P. Tallmadge. PaW'.bed by Uie Society for Ihe diffusion of Spiritual Knowjedge, New York. 1 larg- ocuvo ^u?ri For ?ale at TAYLOR k MAURi S BookMiwe, near 9th atrett. HAIR WORK. ORN AMENTS of Hair, such as Bracelets, CTfcat elain-, Chains, Breaaptns, Hints, made to order, of any desired design. All orders faithfully attended to. I"1 1 "fuMKIN, No. 330 Pa. a*., between 9th and ltab ?a. Mar ?a> KI!"H ME IF YOU DARE?-A new Waits,, very ?uitabie lor beginners, cuttjxx^d to Miss , Of Georgetown, by Prol. w. nuw Published and for sale at HILBUS a HITZ'SIM: DW, Corner Pa. av. aad HUi at.