Newspaper of Evening Star, May 29, 1855, Page 1

Newspaper of Evening Star dated May 29, 1855 Page 1
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VOL. V. WASHINGTON, D, C., TUESDAY, MAY 29. 1855. NO. 749. THE EVENING STAR PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON, (EXCEPT SUNDAY,) At tks Star Bmlding, corner Pennrwlvtmfm evenme and Er+w:\ street, Bf W. D. WALLAOI, W'rll be served t?> subscribers In the cities of Wuii 1*410:1, Georgetown, Alexandria, Baltimore and Philadelphia, at SIX AMD A UUASTER CENTO, payable weekly to the Agents- To mail subscribers the subscription price is THREE DOLLARS AND PtFTY CENTS a year in cnhtmct, TWO DOL LARS for SIX MONTHS, and ONE DOLLAR f* THREE MONTHS. &p?0nMLS ropua out T^PATENT IMPK0VBD EYELET ma Jtrs' paten:?combined or. one stock H *cond patent?self reeding with eyelet ?aSrSJr^^ ""P?7?** fa3lener> riveting All parties in want of a good Eyelet Machine, ?r? strongly recommended to um none but LIPMAN'S PATENTIMPROVED, which is decidedly the beat , erer brought before the public, possessing numerous advantages, vi* : 1 It ib strong, durable and not Table to get out o? or-, aer. It pnnche* the hole well, and to fit the Eyelet, anl in que operation clinches the Eyelet on both sides. It naves t:me, as the papers fce., ne?d not be reversed or turned over to clinch the Eylet a se cond^time, as is the case with all other Machines. It is useful to the Merchant in filing away papers, aa well a* to theat'ornev or?Jo..vvnncer,t:ie Shoe , maker, Tailor. Milliner, aud numerous otiiers, and Is a very labor savirg Maehii.e SoJd by all the principal Stationer? and Fancy Good# Dealers throughout the United States. Ageau for Wash ugton, TAYLOR A MAURY, may 81?tf Rookstore, near 9th ?t* ~u.s marine~band] PWV1E underslcmd would respectfully inform tho 1 Military, Pi remen, Clubs, and the public gene-! r-J'. th.it by applying to him at the .Via. me Barrack?, ] or at his residehce, on E, between 9th and !Oth sts. oast, or by note at Hilbus & Rita's Miisic Depot, they can obtain the services of the Marine Band, or a portion of it either as a bra--, reed or cotillon band, which will embrace Louie Weber's unrivalled paity. F. SCALA. Conductor and Leader of Marine Band, ap 30?1 m * m A CARD. ' ? Economy m tke r9ad to wealth.." ^ Orea: Reduction in tho prioe of Hat* & Cap* 'I'M E undersigned, havin; made arrangements ,i? with a New York Hat Company to be con stantly snppliel with the very best Moleskin or ? ?RE9S HATS, got up in the latest style, offers tuern a: the unprecedented low price of $3,50. worth from four to five dollars; second quality, $3, worth from $.1.50 to 9* : and a very pood ft-hita able iiat at $^,50 w irth from $3 to .93.50 Also, Re^be A Co's ITats, at a mu?h le?s advance thas they hare b*:f?n here tof*re sold in thi* city. First rate beaver Hat' $3.5?. All kirvls of ssft HATS and CAPS very low. In order to sell at the above low prices the cash system must be adopted ; consequently those who rmrctuaa will not be charged from fifteen to twentv .rre per cent, as an offset for bad debts. ANTHONY, (ftrr many year* In the employ of Todd A. Co.) No. 3, Columbia place, 7th st., ap 13?tf 9-1 door north of Penn. avenue. TAKK KOTICK. NEW SPRING AND SUMMER GOODS. FW. BROWNING, Merchant Tailor, under s the Uni'ed States Hotel, has just received a l-irge supply of Spring and Summer Goods, and is now pre par--d to offer great bargains to all in want of guod And fashion iMe clothing. His " Ready made Clothing " will be soid at the following low pnees: Whole suits, Coat, Pantnloons, and Vest, of Ciin cloth or?eassitner?, for ?12. Ftse Black Frock anl Dre*s Coats, from $10 to .$15. Good Business Coats for $?. Black and Fancy Pants, trom $.1 to $7. Marseilles in I Silk Vests, from $Q to $5. He keeps always on hand a large aMortment oi fancy articles, sach as Shirts, Gloves, Cravats, Urn brellas, Sic. "Sole Ag^al for the sale cf Scott's Fashions.' mar 19?tj. LOOK HERE!!! MORE BOUNTY LAND TO JILL who served in ast war since 1790, whether as Officers Soldiers, Sail ?rs, Marines, Clerks, Indians, Cnap lains, Wagon Masters, Teamsters, Landsman, (or meir widows or minor childrm) who have not yet received full 18-> acres, and hive been in service 14 days, will do well V. write to us.postpaid, and their Land Warrants will be forwarded to them for the at ore quantity, and no charge it they do not get it. LLOYD & CO., Claim A??sitV Office, opposite U. 8. Treasury, V? isnmgton City, D. C mar 6? SOMETHING KiW U^DZB THE 317*7 CHARLES WERNER, Pennryhrmij. werwe, opposite Browns' Hotel. HAS fitted up the commodious ball over his Res taurant as a first cla?w L.AGRR BEER SA LOON, having pro'Wad a supply of every luxury and comforts found in first ciasa establishments oil the kind in the Northern cities. Ills RHINE WINES and French White Wines, as well as bis Clar*-ts, riscars. Lager Beer, German, Italian, and Sweiuer CHEESES, and indeed > f ev ery oth*r appropriate luxury in sach an jeiablish ment, >s unsurpa.^?d in ibis country. He solicits a call from his friends and the public. may 19?tf CM VIING'S FAMILY PRAYERS, in W vo:s, 75 cents t.?cO Buehan'* Systwm of Anthropology, *} Ftonne Prin e?? of Bargunay, by W B MacCabe, 75 c?nts GrTwm of Holiness, by Vabcr 50c Vindication of trie Cath' lie Church, 75c The immaculate Conception, by.-hop Ullatliorn? 37 He The Qevt of Jc^<, bv J. B Daljnirns, 50c. E K LUNDV, No. 148 Cruige strei', Georgetown, D. C. may 17?11 PtL 11 It; S * WITH DICFKCYIVE vision sre invited to examine my extensive ?tock *>( ?;] kinds oi .-PECTA -! CLES and EYE-GLASSLS. Glasses" of aay kinil, such as CritHract, Panbola. prrucopic, D-iutJe Coacave, Double tVmvex, and Colored Glisoa, put in at sbort notice, with great c.ae, and persons in war.t of glasses may be sure to get thus* which benefit the eye. 4E#* Circulars "Defective Vision," gratis at H. itlMKEN'S, 330 Pa. avenue, betw. 9ui and 10th sis. i \? 30 C G jOVES, HOSIERY, RIBBONS, kc. IO.'IN U. tfMOOT, fOSttl side of Bndge st., near Hi <ts, Georgetown, has just received from New York air a'driional supply of? Taffaia ?dk and Lisle Thread Gloves Short and long Mack twisteu Silk Mitt* Open wor> ed and plain Couoa Homery, every v* netv Mii.see' and Boys' white, mixed an< far<y Cotton ilosiei7 Gents do do Worked Swiss dollars and Uufle< Laae and Preach yvorked trimmed Callers Real Maltese and fWiUUon Lace*. Wr.h iiany oth? r 'esirabl* Goods, to which ih? attention if cash or prumpt customers is invited. miy 12? J. H. SMOOT. GREAT BARGAINS IN LADIES1, GENTS', MISSES', AND CIIIL DAL.Nd' B?XJTS /.ND SHOES.?Thr ?? ?oihMtiber being compelled u> remove from Baa I tie suir> be now occupies, I'tTers his pres | ent well-assorte-l stock of BOUI'S AND SHOES at greatly reduced prices. All persons in want of the article will hud a to (heir advantage to J ca.i before :*urchaslag elsewhere A. II. SLOAN, No 304 Pa. av., near ioth sc.. north side, may I?11 CU.OCKS, WATCHES AND JEWELRY ^Ope?ea this dav fury different styles ot C ocki Good Clocks 91 95 Pine Gold Watches, warranted- Jeweiry cheaper .hau ever. Call aod see tor yourselves at J ROBINS^jN>J, V<>. 349 opposite Browns' B'>tal. may 1?dim CUARLEb UAIRINS, Arcblt??t. (Pa. aeenus, t*iw^tt. Tenia and *rt?titl W ASU1NOTOR, D. C. "117 ILL continue to furauh Plans, vletail workin* ff Diswings, and specificatioi.s of buildings at every descrtparin, arid iilSb to supermtsad lh?ar < rec fs?> 1-^.1 f LH'VER WAbE, PLATKD \V\llt U ASDPISK PA.NC1 GOODS?Silver t:-le? and Tea ^?eta, Sugar Bowis, Cream Ju?s, G"Nets, t'up?, Spoons and Porks. Also, a great **riety of magnificent Fancy Silver Ware vuitai>l? MrjHsaMs. Plated CofT-.e Sets, Castors, Baskets, Spoons and forks, on best Alhatn. The articles are wnrra-ted as represented, and wi.i bi sold at a ma ail advance. H. SCMKEN, 330 Pa. avenue, bet 9th and 10th street*, mar 34- u IjtOR SAl.E?A VLMY PINK SADDLE A\U B?4gy HORSK. The Uotse is young, _ I'?" pound, and of fine stock I woald utake ???her a very fins carriage horsa, or a^^ vssy plea.- ant ruling nors*. ?iiw*, ftu -nic aa sxcellent work horse, perfect'y AgMj^to Nft 43 Duubartoa st , GeorgeCn. Amusoraenta. GKAND PIC NIC or TUK ini iiitiES' cm en. riMIK NORTHERN LIBERTIES' FIRE COM l FAN V respectfully make known to their frieLd.; and |he public generally th.it they will give their first PIC NIC, nu THURSDAY, June 7Ui, l&"i5, to the YVHITfi IfOUSE The Company wiil spare no paics or exrense to insure satisfaction l it" Ref eshments will be served by an expe rienced caterer, Mr A Columbus Vis. ting Companies will appear in uniform Ti?e b? it will leave Georgetown at 1 o'clock; Waging; jn ai 2; Navy Yard at 9)f ; and Alexan dria fit 3 p. Dl Tickets ON2 DOLLAR?admitting a g ntleman and ladies??o b? hal of any of the Committee of Airangemenis Committs*. E O Evan?, S P Robertson, J T Halleck, J II Goddard,jr Mid Birkhe.d, S Tayl ir. H Knight, H Keenan, C Matlock, T Dawson, L Newmyer, 8 Culver well, R Warren, A Coliunbus. J Slatford, J King, may 13?eotd TO ALL THAT VALUE THEIR SIGHT. fa TOBIAS, I PACTICAL OPTICIAN llT ISHES to call the attention to all that suffer M with defective sight, caused by age, sickness and particularly f om Blisses injudiciously selected, to his superior SPECTACLES and GLASSES cart fully ground l?y himself to a true spherical accuracy, and briliiant transparency, suied rrecUdy and ben efsci-liy to the wearer according to the concavity or convi'X'ty of the eye. Very numerous are the ill ef fects caused to the precious organ of gintit fiotn the I commer.eemfiit of uai'-g glasses in not being pre cisely suited, by the use of an Optometer; :md the J practice of many years, cnabl s him to measure the focal distauce of the eyes, and such glasses that are absolutely required will be fuinuhed with precision and satisfaction J. T acknowledges the very liberal encourife meat already obtained, >nd further solicits the pa tronage of those that have not yet availed themselves of his aid. Persons that cannot conveniently call, by pending the glasses in n?e, and stating bow many inches thev can read this print with their spectacles, cau be supplied with such that will improve their sight. I*inuiuerable testimonials to be se?n; and refer ences given to m %ny who have derived the greatest ease and comfort from hia glasses. Circulars to be had gratis, at his rffi-e. No 519 Seventh street, three doors from Odd Fellows' Hall, upstairs. Norfolk. September 7,1854,. Sir?The Spectacles >ou made for me suit very well, and >eem to have improved my sight more than any ether I have lately tried. Litt. \y. Tat.bwit.l. I have tried a pair of Spectacles obtained from Mr Tobias, and find them of great assistance to my sight, anl corresponding with his description of the focus. I recommend lum as a skilltul optician Henry A. Wise, Mr. J. Tobias: Sir?The pair of Spectacles you furnished me yesterday are particularly satisfactory to me They are very decidedly the best I possess, and I am the osvm-r of eij<Ut or nine pairs, carefully select ad in different places and from opticians recommended to me oa account of their professional standing in Eng land, Fiance, and the United States. I have been also pica-ed with your remarks and directions on the treatment of the eyes, for the purpose of pro serving and improving the sight Respectfully >ours, Chas Caldwell, Professor of M. C., Louisville, Ky. Lynchburg, Nov. 10, 1854 Mr John Tobias having furnished me with Clas ses. by which I have been areatly nided, (my vision havint suffered creatty from reading at night in my earlier life) it affords me the highest plea* ire to say that I consider him a skillful practical optician, and well prepared to aid those who n ay need his piofes sisnal services. Wm. B. Rouiix, Elder of Methodist Conference. Wilmington, N. C., Jan. 2T, 1864. Mr. I Tobias: Dear Sir?I am happy to say that the Spectac'es which I obtained from you last week are entirely satisfactory. From an inequality in th - visual range of mv eyes, I have heretofore foqt;d great difficulty in getting gla-ses of the proper focal disiances. it affords me pleasure to sta'e, tbat by the aid of your ?p:ometer this difficulty has been happily obviated so that the Glasses you furr is^ed me are decidedly the betn. adapted to my tyar of acy I have ever yet used. V ery rrepectfuily y )Urs, R. B. Drank, Rector of St. James' Parish. Department of Interior, May 7, 18S5. From natural defects and the unequal rai.ee of m> eyes, I bave been compelled to use glares lor se-re ra! years. ) have tried different opticians without obtaining giasse* perfectly fitted to my eyes Four months since Mr. Tobias made two pairs especially for me, wnieb I have found tc serve me perfectly By the use of his optimet?r he is enabled to ai!ap G asses minutely to the *tye. I most ch> erfully rec j ommend Mr. Tobias to all having occasion to u?: | gta-se", and bear my testimony as to his skill &? an optician. Henry K Baldwin, Assistant 6eet*y to s:gn Land Warrants, may 16?tf FISCHER'S BAND FULLY ORGAN IZED. AVING now completed all my rrrangement* for a first rate BkASS and COTILLON BAND, I am again at the service of the public to uttend Eicursioii Parties, Exhibit ons, Parades, Pi< N'ics, Balls, and Serenades. All iLcse in favor of a catiaeii's band are respectfully invited to encourage our en er; rise, here in Washington City. P FlSCH KB, Leader. P 8.?'Th?<* Pai d, under mv direction, is regularly Qnifcruied, and trom a practice over twenty years I can give satisfaction to every one. Residence, Pa. avenue, north side, but. Bth and 10th streets firs; door west of Iron Hall. Orders left w-.th Messrs Hilbus It Hits punctually attended to. may 14?lm* H TO THE LADIES OF WASHINGTON AND VICINITY. AMELIA PRIBRAM St SISTER,, ]No. '47 7 Pennsylvania avenue, be 'tween loth and ll?h streets, return their regards for the kind patron, ge heretofore be stowed upon their efforts, and take the liberty of in forming their many friends that they intend open ms their .Spring, Summer and I ancy BONNETS, winch consist of 950 pieces, besides a rich a^ort Bient of STRAW BOVNETs, fcc. They are able to serve all sites who are in want of a fashionable and cheap Bouufct. Call and examine before purchasing elsewhere, may 19? lm* A CARD.?LOOK HERE ! ALL ye lovers of the good things of this life and we will teli y >n wtie-e you may obtain at least soma of them. Tbanktul for past favors, I would respectfully ask a continuance of the same dur ng tkis Spring aod Summer. I am prepared to furnult all who will give me a call with the sweet and cool ing Beverages in my line at short notice. Such as Ice Creams, Water Ices, of all flavors, Scharlotte Reuse, Blancmange, fitc Cakes of ail kinds. Also, foreign and domestic Fruits and Confectionery, gen erally kept in well regulated establishments of the kind. Particular attention will be paid to furnishing Wedding or Bride's Cakes. Also, Parties. Balls, Excursions, Pic Nice, h-c., kc., and upon reason able terms. Call at the old st ind, Massachusetts avenue, be tween Jhh and 10th streets. Northern Libertiee. N. B.?Bc^t quality ICE CREAM H?ld at $1 50 per eallon. _ may 7?eo3-n JOHN W. RIGHTSTINE. TH* MUTUAL yiBB I?8UKA*C1 COMPA ' IT OF TH5 1IBTB1CT OF COLUMBIA, ( CHARTERED by Congress, offers to the property j owiHA of the District safer and cheaper means of insurance than any other Company. ULYSSES WARD, President. CHAS. WILSON, Secretary. MATIIEW G. EMERY, Treasurer. ? ANA?aas. I Hysses Ward John Van Riawlck Thomas Biagden P. W. Browning y. Howard, Mathew O. Emfcf) J. O. McKrUh n. fXfiete, Cotumkia Pin, corner LovMaai avenua aad 7th r u?cs hour* from J to 6o'clock p.* IW? P*??**/ evening star. MSKBERi 0? THE WASHING *OH'JME!TT SOCIETY THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES It has become the duty of the Board of Managers to inform you of the causes which disturb the discharge of the trust confided to them. This society was established in the city of Washington in the year 1833, for the purpose, as stated in its constitution, of erecting ? a great National Monument to the memory of Washington at the seat i of tho Federal Government." For this object, the managers and their successors, chosen under that constitution, solicited and obtained funds from individuals, as sociations, and public bodies in every part of the Union, without distinction of P*'ty? or creed ; accepted offered cen ttributions from Indian tribes, and blocks of marble, with suitable inscriptions from countries in the old world ; and oh' tained from Congress authority to build tho monument on land belonging to the nation, at its metropolis. Their labors nave been so far successful that, there on the fourth of July, 1848, in the pres ence of the representatives of the people and the States, and of an assembled mul titude, the corner stone of the monument was laid. The work, thus auspiciously commenced, has been diligently prosecu ted ; and at the close of the last season, the collections had amounted to two hundred and thirty thousand dollars, and the shaft of the monument had reached the height of one hundred and seventy feet. During the past summer the man agers felt it to be their duty to invoke the attention of Congress to the history and prospects of this pious work. Their me mortal was referred by the House of Re presentatives to a select committee, of which the Hon. Henry Map, of Maryland, was chairman. This committee, after a careful examination of the subject, made a report on the 22(1 of February last, em phatically approving the conduct of the managers, and recommending 44 that the sum of two hundred thousand dollars should be subscribed by CongrT.a on be half of the people of the UmggLto. to aid the funds of the society." The re commendation was understood to have been acceptable to the House : but action on it was interrupted by a plot, secretly contrived, and suddenly disclosed, to re verse the principles on which the society had uniformly acted, and to degrade an enterprise, sacred to patriotism and hu manity, into an instrument of party or sect. On the very day on which the se lect committee made their auspicious re commendation to the House of Represen tatives, a crowd of persons assembled at the City Hall, and there voted for seven teen individuals, named in a printed tic ket, to be c fibers and managers of this society. The only previous announce ment of this proceeding, was a notice signed 44 F. . Eokloff, Clerk W. N. M. Society, and published on the evening of the 21st of February, in the 44 Ameri can Organ " and the 44 Evening Star," and on the morning of the22din the National Intelligencer. On the 24th of Febr jary in the last named paper, the result of the election was proclaimed in the following publication: 61 Washinotow N. M. Orrtce, > ,r, February 23 1855 { The Washington National Moruin-nt So ciry met, aocoidirjg to the constitution ?ociety and to notices published in tho ron-s papera of tbie city, at their office on the 22dof February, to elect the ofieere of said so ciety, ar.d to choose thirteen membors wbo with the officers, constitute a board of mana gers. Aftor being orgsniied th? sr,c-:ery "r(. paired to ue council chamber anl proceeded to ballot, Meatr*. F. a. 'Juoker, JL>. a. Oard uer, Charles ilyera, Jackson Edmuudion John D Tnompson, and John P. White acfng as teiUrs, wtiO announced the frllowin* as th? result: ? c Whole number of vciee <???: 755, of vh;e!x? Ve#pa-ian Ellis, First Vice Presides-, re ceiied - . . - 7^4 Ueorge H. Plant, Thiru Vicc President 755 Charles C. Tucker, Secretary . _

John M McCalla, Treasuror - . 755 boarn op managkbb . Samuel 8. Briggs - - - 755 French 8 Evans .. . 7X. Henry Addison - . 1 Charles E. Belt - - . lit Joseph H Bradley - . Ifr J.N.Craig . . . J" Thomas I). Sandy . . Samuel C Busey . . * James A. Gordon . . ij? Robert T Knight . . J 17? Samuel E. Douglass . . ? Jose; h Libbey, ?r. . " lli Thomas A Brooke . . -55 Attest: F. W. ECKLOFF Clerk Waahiagton K. M. Society. This pretended election of managers of tue Washington National Monument So ciety was not made according to the con stitution, and was without the excusc of any notice authorized by the board of managers. The constitutional time o? election is every third year from the vear 1835. The years, therefore, for holding e ections, 44 according to the constitution," nre, 1838, 1841, 1844 1847, 1850, 1853, and 1856. The pre-' tense for holding an election in 1856, is that the last election was held in 184'J; that the existing board of managers was then elected ; aud that, dating from that election the year 1855 is a triennial period. Surely, an unconstitutional elec tional election in 1855, is not made con stitutional by the fact that there had been an unconstitutional election six years be fore. But the title and authority of this board are derived, not from the election of 1849, but from elections and appoint ments long prior thereto; and, in fact, from direct grant in the constitution itself independent of all elections by the mem bers of the society, even had there fceen no regular and valid elections by them since the adoption of the constitution Not only has the absolute validity of their title and authority been recognized by the society throughout a long series of years and by the Government of the United btaies, but it is unequivocally admitted by the official acts and declarations of the very parties who are now intruding them selvee into the stats of this board, under color of the spurious and void election per petrated on the 22d of February last. The notices preceding and following the pre tended election.^" February 22, 1855 were given without the authority oi knowledge ot this board. 7he secretary of th, society was the officer whoto pro Tince it would hare been to sign or pub lish any such notices. The individual who did sign and publish them was the clerk of the board of managers; his duties were those of a recorder and messenger; he had no color of authority to sien or pub lish any such notices ; and he had not, in any manner whatever, communicated to the board his purpose of issuing them. It* regular meetings were on Tu esday of every week ; the last meeting pr;or to the pretended election had been held on Tuesday, the 20ih of February ; and 'he board then adjourned to meet again on Tuesday the 2<th of that month. In consequence of the proceedings of the o7 il * sP*c'a' raccting was called for the -4th. On the reading, according to u*age, of the journal of the last previous meeting, it was found to contain a min ute importing that the board had author ized the holding of an election on the 22-1. I his false en ti'3 was by itsorder expunged. According to the published report of the pretended election, the whole number oi votes cast was 755; of which all were given to each of the seventeen persons elected, except one, who received 754 votes ; and not one of the persons elect ed was a member of the existing board. Ihis election was carried on certificates of membership (which can be obtained by the contribution of one dollar for each) issued without the authority or know ledge of this board ; and it is now beyond the power of the board to ascertain by whom they were respectively issued ; or what money, if any, was paid for them, nut it is certain that no payment on th s account has reached the hands of the treasurer of this Society?the officer who ought to have received it. The unanimity of the votes of the pre tended election on the 22d of February last, the new certificates of membership which carried that election; the total exclusion from the future management of the society of those who had hereto fore conducted its allairs; the substitu tion of persons, but few, if any of whom had been known as its friends; the sudden ness and precision of the movement; the concealment of the purpose up to the mo ment of its execution; all manifested that the election was the result of an exten sive and secret combination between per sons not members of the Washington Na tional Monument Society. Theie i3 con clusive evidence that the plan of the elec tion was " silently, yet solemnly re solved'' aud framed in the secret lodges of a sect styling itself at one time the 44 Know-Notmug" party, at another the " American" party; and that its object was to transfer the entire and exclusive management of the monument into its own hands, and to oust every other de scription of citisens from all participa tion in the trust. Of such a revolution in the principles and conduct of the so ciety this board could not consent to the instruments or the agents, as they would have made themselves bv a voluntary surrender of their trust to illegal succes sors. On the morning of the 24th of Febiuary several ?.embers of this board repaired to their office, in advance of & special meeting of the board, which had been called and wps to be held at nuon. The clerk exhibited to them a letter which hail been addressed to him by Yes parwan Ellis, ,Ssq., claiming to have beeu elected first vice president of the society, in which letter thccle'.k was warned not to allow any use or inspection <;f the books and papers of the office without an order from the writer, or those whom he represented. Thepiettnsions of the let ter were also urged by several persons who came in, claiming to be officers and mat a g'-rs under the proceedings of the 22d The constitutional managers present, dis regarding these interruptions, examined to some extent the books and papers in the office ; but during the examination others of the pretended board entered the office, and at length the claimaats under the movement of the 22d organized them selves into a board, and adopted a reso lution requesting all present who did not belong to it to leave the room. The con stitutional managers present disregarded this intimation, as they also did several quite intelligible predictions of attempts at violence from without, which the pre tended managers would be unable to prevent or control. At length, the pre tended board being still present, this board proceeded to business. After cor recting the journal as before stated, they appointed a committee, consisting of Gen. Jones, Mr. Fendall, (Jol. Force, Mr. Lenox, and Mr. Smith, to investigate the existing state of things and report thereon at the next regular meeting. This com mittee, after a careful consideration of the subject, made, on the 27th of Feb ruary a report, closing with the two fol lowing conclusions: 1. That the election held on the 22d day of February, 1855, was held one year before the time when an election for officers can lawfully be held under the second article of the constitution, and is, therefore, unconstitutional." null, and void. 2. That the officers and managers in office on the day of the pretended elec tion, on the 22d day of February, 1855 are still in office, as holding over in virtue of previous elections and of the require ments in the constitution that vacancies occurring in the board of managers shall be filled by the board until the next legular election; and that the same are the constitutional and lawful officers and board of managers of the Washington National Monument Society. The board unanimously adopted the report of the committee, and also the following resolutions: 1. That the election held on the 22d inst. of officers and managers of the Washington National Monument So ciety, was in direct violation of the con stitution of the said society, and there fore null and void. j 2. Resolve f, also, That this board, be . ing by virtu of the constitution of the | W ashmgton National Monument Society the existing board of managers, and as such charged with a trust of the most solemn character in behalf of the Amer ican people, cannot voluntarily surrender the satne. 3 Resolved, further. That the above resolutions be communicated to the gen | tic men claiming under the election of the , 22d inst., and that we propose that an | amicable suit be instituted for the pur ? pose of testing the rights of th* two j parties. | These resolutions, accompanied by a I letter from the secretary, wer^ aecord ; ingcommunicated to the pretended board, j Ti?e letter is as follows : Office of tije VT. N. M. Society, ) ! Washington, Feb. 27, 1855. J Mr. Vespasiax Ellis, ?nd others. I Gentlemen: I am instructed by the board of managers of the Washington National Monument Society to transmit to you the accompanying resolutions They set forth the conclusions of the board of managers, after the most ma ture deliberation, upon the subject in ; question; and they are offered in a spirit ot conciliation and harmony. If the third lesolution shall meet youi approbation, I am requested to suggest that a comniittec should be appointed on yotir part to consummate the agreement and arrange the necc^sary details. An answer :?t your earliest convenience is respectfully requested. Respectfully yours, John Carroll Brunt, Secretary W. N. M. S. To the foregoing communication the following answer was given : Office of tub W. N. M. Sociktt, f j Washington, Feb. 27, 1855. C : John Cabroll Brent, Esq., Washington, D C. i Dr Sir: In accordance with the in ; structions contained therein, I herewith I transmit to you a copy of resolutions tills day adopted by the board of man ' agers ol the Washington Natioual Mon : ument Society. | The committee appoiated under the ! third resolution consists of Messrs. J. II. ; Bradley, V. Ellis, and J. N. Craig. II . iti desired that this committee confer ! with the members of the late board, you ;wi!l p'ease notify me when and where ; such an interview can be had. Very re ; spectfully, your obedient servant, Chas. C. Tucker, Secretary W. N M S. Resolved, That this board do not ad mit the right cf the gentlemen const;lu ting the late board of managers of ths ? society to interfere at all in the affairs cr . administration of this society other than i ai members thereof. : Revolted. That we, in the prosecution ! of the great designs of the society, de ? sire to discharge our duties so that there shall be no grouad left for any want of j harmony between our predecessors and I ourselves, atd that we will do all wc can consistently with our duty to tile society, ; and to the country, to promote that ? harmony. Resolved, That with this view a com miUee of three members of this board be ; appointed to confer with those gentle j men ia response to the resolutions re ceivcd from them to-day, and that the7 report to the next meetirg of this boa'd. Resolved, That the secretary commu nicate a copy of these resolutions to John Carroll Brent, E.-;q.. from whom the res olutions of the late board were received. This board regard *1 this respoase cfcnveying, ihough in terms somewha equivocal, a substantial rejection of their pioposal to submit the matter in con troversy to judicial decision. They nev ertheless accepted the overture, hesi tatingly made, for a conference, and ap pointed a committee, consisting of Gen. Joues, Col. Force, and Mr. Lenox, to m:et the cemmittee of the pretended board. The two committees accordingly met together on the 3d of Ma? h. but without being able to agree on any terms ol" arrangement; the committee of the pretended board adhering to the refusal to submit the controversy to judicial de cision. On the 7ih of March, Mr. Wm. Lougherty, the superintendent in charge of the monument, received a letter from a committee of the intrusive board, re quiring him to forbear calling on the watchman for collections made by him at the monument; which letter the super intendent promptly answered, denying the authority under which it was written. On the 8th of March, in the absence of the superintendent, they obtained Irom George Hilton, the day watch, the keys of sundry buildings on the monument 'rounds, including tb" office of the super intendent. On the 9ih of March the super intendent received a Ci?mmunication from them, to the effect that they had removed him trofB office, and appointed Mr. Samuel Briggs, one of their number, in his place Disregarding this notice, the superinten dent continued to exercise his authority, lie received from Hilton a key with which he unlewked the doors of several of the buildings. He then locked and nailed up the doors of the buildings. Afterwards, on the same evening, the de>ors were broken open, including the door of the office of Barrow Fi ere, the night watch, the key of which had not been out of Mr. Frere's possession, and other locks were placed on the doors. On the 10th of March, the superintendent, in pursu ance of an order from this board, adver tised for sale two horses btlongiug to the society. A new opportunity was thus afforded for bringing to the test of a ju dicial decision the conflicting claims of the parties ; but the intrusive board, firm in the purpose of evading such a test, contented themselves with applying to the auctioneer for the proceeds of the sale. The auctioneer paid them '?ver to the constitutional treasurer of the society. On the morning of the following Mon day (March 12th) the ?upennt;ndent, ac companied by Mr. Frere, ths night watch, and by no one else, proceeded to his of , tic? on the monument grounds. He found THE WEEKLY STAB. Mntf? copy, per annua ro CLTM. eopiM TV? ****** ?????? ?nty 4o mull^ Ot??CA?B, UIT4E1ABLT m UT4JIW. 09* SmgV mptaa wrapper*) earn to pi mill ai (lit count**, iniDrdutelj after the mh of '*?e paper. Price?nut cum. PofT?4iTiu who act m afenia wtH to ?lowed a commiamnn of twenty pur cm it occupied by his pretended successor, the captain of the day police, ihc captain of the auxiliary guard, andothers, and outside of the door was a miscellaneous assem blage of pc.iOLs. Mr. Briggs refused to surrender (he possession which bad been obtained by violence on the preced ing Saturday: and the superintendent was forcibly rjected from the premises. From the foregoing statement it will appear to you that the existing state of things is the result of a combination out side of the society to obtain, for party ends, possession of the monument and control of its affairs: that the secret as sociation which planned this revolution, through boasting that their power is per manent as well as it resistible, yet refused tj wait for the time when the revolution could be affected "according to the consti tution/ but hastened to their object iu vio lation of that constitution; that, having, with the connivance, at least, of the e'erk of the board ?f managers, made an election which was void on its face, they at once, with only this mockery of right, arroga Icu to themselves a title beyond dispute, au>4 denied to this board the light of even inspecting the books and papers which were the result of their own labors: that th;s board, though satisfied, on carefjl ia quiry, that the ejection of the 22dof Feb ruary was a nullity, and that they them selves were the constitutional managers of the society, yet repressing their just indignation, and anxious that the sacred trust in their charge should not becoinc a subject of strjfa, proposed au amicable suit for obtaining a judicial decision on the conflicting claims; that the adver sary party rejected this reasonable ofler, thus refusing in a country of laws, that the law should determine the controversy; that, by the aid of another faithless sub ordinate in the service of this board, they obtained the keys of buildings on the monument grounds: that af<.er the doors had been locked by the superin tendent, they got possession of the buil dings by breaking open the locks: and that this possession is still maintained. This board would certainly not question it, if considerations merely personal could be a rule for their conduct. From a trust which has been long, toilsome, gratuitous, and often inconvenient, they are willing to be relieved. But they are uot willing to desert it. The acceptance of that trust was a pledge on their part to be faithful to it: and this pledge would bo broken by a voluntary surrender of their authority to persons whom they be lieve to be usurpers. Few imaginable circumstances could justify such a sub mission. Tnthe present case it would be left without cxcuse by the proclaimed hostility of the usurpers te the principles on which the trust was created and has hitherto been administered. Their rejec tion of the proposal fir an amicable suit obliged this boatd to seek other means for obtaining a judicial decision of the controversy. By that decision, when given, this board will che.rfully abide. To this statement are appended the clause of the constitution on the subject of elections, end tue report of Mr. Dough erty, the superintendent. Published by order of the Bjard : John Carroll Brent, Sec'y. Li t OJ M-znagers cf th* W-ikingtom, Na tion 'I Momumtnt S?c:?ty Franklin Pirrp^, President of the United Mates, ex officio President of the society. Archibald Henderson , First Vice Pre sident *Jchn T. Towers Mayor of Wash ington, ex officio Second Vice President. Tiiomas Oarbert. Third Vice Presid't. t J. B. II. I^mitb, Treasunr. t JonN arroll Brent, Secretary. Peter Force, William W. Seaton, Wil liam A. Bradley, Philip R Fcndall. Win field Scott. Walter Jones, Walter Lenox, 1 houiae Blagden, Mathew F Maury, Ben jamin Ogle Tayloe, Thomas H (Jrawtord, William VV.Corcoian, Elisha Whittlesey, General Agent. "Id piace of John W Mdory, deceased, Mayor, Ao . and <x officio, ?3. Tin pUoe of Samuel Harmon Smith, deed. I In plt.38 of George Wa terston. decerned. APPENDIX The second article of the constitution is in the following words: 44 The society shall consist of all adult male contributors. The officers of the society shall be a president, who may be selected from the United States, without regard to residence, three vice presidents, a treasurer, and secretary, who. vrith thirteen members to be chosen as herein after mentioned, 6hall constitute a board of managers, all of whom shall be resi dents of the District of Columbia, and who, with the president, shall be trien nially elected by ballot by the members of the society present at its anniversaiy meeting on the 22d day ot February, 1835, and on the same day in every third year thereafter. The existing officers shall hold their places until the 22d day of February, 1835; and all officers shall continue in office until others shall be elected. All vacancies that may occur in the board of managers shall be sup plied by the board until the next ensu ing triennial election." The fourth article is as follows : 14 The society shall meet on the 22d of February of every year." By subsequent amendments of the con stitution, the President of the United States became ex officio president of the society; and the Mayor of ft ashingtoo ?i officio second vice president; and * manager neglecting for six months, ex ce pt under given circumstances, to attend the meetings of the board, was to be con sidered as having vacated his seat. [ The statement of Mr. Dougherty will be published to-morrow.] [lT* Eating one's meat with a silver fork, while the butcher1!t bill has not been paid, is called genteel. ?? ?7" Litiness travels so slow that pov erty sojn overtakes her.