Newspaper of Evening Star, June 5, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of Evening Star dated June 5, 1855 Page 2
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FVENING STAR. W A SniNGTON 01T Y TUKS1AT AmBIOOR Jane 5 S'-TH-r OF TH1 MOJITO PKKS8 The Jnfltigtncer contains the following na'aoteristic letter from Mr Soole: New Oblbakr, May 29, 1855. To Messrs Qalbi A Sbatoh. Editors of the National Intelligencer: Gentlemen: I do not intend at present to sot >>? the letter published over he name of Horatio J. Perry, in your number of the 22d ins* ^ :berwi*e than by stating that it eontaivs no: a icord of truth ? The baseness and im pc ience of the writer are only equalled bjr his hypocrisy and cowardioe. Indeed, this last production of his sweats the Jesuit and the felon all ever I "hall take occasion to draw a pirtnta of the gep* l-min s doings during my mission to Spain !n th<. iatory which I am preparing cf it fer the , ress; and; whilst unsealing the secret of his treachery give a ??*a? to tne encourage ment and support Thich it ha? secured him in the S'ate Department at Washington. i our obedient servant, PlBARB SoCLB No* we have to fay, as Mr. Soule m kes this indirect oharge against the State Depart men" that if the understanding among the foreign diplomatists in this city be correct* and they are rarely at fault in such ma*ten, it will be found, when al the facts involved in Mr S ule's extraordinary conduct in Madrid ure known that he set a? nought all hi; ins. portant instructions, adopting a policy of hi* own. in his negotiations with Spain, con: yle ely at variance with that he ras instructed to follow; p-oducing all the real difficulties he had 'here, and entirely defeating the Preei dent's designs with reference to Cuba which were not such as was inferred from his con due: And fur'her. that, up to the return of Mr Soole to Washington, net a lice was writ ten to Mr Perry from the State Department, except one letter, containing a simple ae knowledgment of the reoeipt of a packet from him, ren. on during the absence of Mr Soule We mike thes) statements of the understand. Ing in foreign diplomatic circles at this point, thuj promptly, that the oountry may under stand at a glance, that Mr Soale's promised budget is to amount simply to his own very peculiar viewb of bis own duties, and an expose of his notion * of bis own personal troubles in which be managed to involve him self through his w-.nt of tact Tho lntrlhg$ne*r alio contains the follow ing reference tc s recent speech of the Hon. Jas L Orr, o- South Carolina : '? In ?earchisg yeestrday one of the recep tacles in whieu we are in the habit of stowing away miscellaneous matter* that we know will it'y, as the butchers and hucksters say of their mutton and poultry after it has been more than once exhibited in the market, we drew forth a Scu,h Carolina paper, which, upon examination, we found to con.ain a few of he concluding paragraphs of an addre;F de ivrred recently by tbe Hon James L Orr bet r? the South Carolina Institute It is so unusual wi h S uih Carolina statesmen within tho last quarter of a century, to rtfrain fr-.?m touching upon rme of the axci'ing topics connected with S'ate rights, nuihiieatio'i. A} , in any public speech, that we were ageeably surprised and much gratified a; the eaim and gensit>!o discussion of bubjecta of im poriance to tve interests of his Smtt which occupied ?he ^tention of Mr Orr It confirms the go id opinion we bad formed of his sound judgment and frank independent course in Congress, and we take great plea?c:e in ex pressing our entire accord with the sentiments of tho editor from whose paper we oopy the subjoined extracts, that they abound '? in val uable ?ntcgestionsfor the planter and farmer." mere particularly in those States where the two in^n-trial profession*, as in South Caro linu, ?-e so distinct iu their aims and results. Nor r.rw th*se suggestions of Mr Orr le?s valuable or novel in a S"uth Carolina orator wherein ho oemmenis to attention the great indurria. interests of manufactures and the ?echacic arts.'' The (/ft-am sings peans of praise to Virginia en aioount of the recent election in hat Slate. The i lection Yesterday ?resulted in an appa out majority ranging from 2W2 to 3V7, for the Kq>h Nothings on the eity 'ickok. and in the apparent election of their ward tickets in ail but the First and Sec oau Wards. In the First Ward 37 votes were illegally received on the Know Nothing tide, and 65 legal votes were ;ejected on the unti Know Nothing side In tbe bec*nd Ward about 66 legal votes were rejected In the Third Ward 44 legal rotec were re and the election vsus conducted so as to uwl'rana some 150 anti Kno * Nothing vo ters of their rights, bj appa:ont intentional delay iu the iejeptton o. votes and the de easi jn ot question* arising. So as that 7 o'clock p m , should arrive w.th a large number of anu Know Nothings?about 150?still in line and olamorous to have their ballots taken the Know Nothings, in accordance with the pre arranged plot, having voted early, so that f.y act of closing the polls with voters still waiting to put in their ballots, tha Know Noth ing candidates might not lose votos. In tbe Fourth Ward, about one 150 legal voters were refused their rights. In the Fifth Ward about 50. In tha Sixth about as many. In the Seventh Ward about 150 were eo de frauded out of their rights When we ?peaa above of legal voters who were refused their rights, we refer only to sueh vo:e aa nave been declared good by the appellate authority, the U S Circuit Court for the District of Columbia. Ihey ere prin cipally divided into three classes. Persofis subj-ct to 'nation whose names were omitted te be placed on the poll list by the assessor In most of the wards this class were rudely refused heir righti as they bad long since been adjudicate! to be by the Dii rict Court, and ?s accorded op to this time by the persens of eharaoter and respect for the rights of their fellow ouiien* as affi med by the judioiary, who have heretofore been entrusted with the di ty cf conducting elections in this city The second cla*s of the?e defrauded voters were persons whoso naturalisation papers bear date eince tho 4th of June last fhe third class were those wnoee names were wrong spelled in the mat er of a single letter even. t>y the assessor#, in reoording themen the poll lists; or whose names had been so mis' ?pellai in their naturalization papers Decides the^ class?-, many others were defrauded un der various flimsy pretexts, vis in some wards those whose naturalisation paper: were taken oat elsewhere than in the District of Colum bia and those whoee papers were altogether in manuscript, which were refused crcdence on thoee aooounts, as aileged by the commis sioner* As explained above, the anti-Know Nothing candidates were defrauded out of an aggregate of perhaps, 718 votes, and the returns were made up so as to give the certificates of election to tbe Know Nothings in the Third, fourth, anu Fifth Wards, where but for theite deiib*. .iod palpable irauds. they would r * - 3-ceeearily have bson ????ir."?-! iu tbo minority. We have no rooic to day to comment on these so shameless transactions That they can triumph, however, ia impossible, aa the rights of our fellow oitiiens are yet under tha guardianship of an intelligent and inn.court of the United Status of competent jurisdiction Wrfta of quo warranto, prayed before the Circuit Court for this Dis'r ct, will speedily procure the remedy. The oourt yesterday de cided, that while the eleotion was in the hands of the commissioner*, who had a temporary quasi judicial existence, it. w?? without the power to issue a mandamus fo: the protection of the rights of the defrauded voters; only be cause their functions were y.'aji judicial which power it'alao affirmed as its right when the eleotion, and, as a consequence, its results, might be in municipal ministerial hands The caudidates who were delrauded, as above ex plained, will at once demand the interference of the Circuit Court, and of the success of their aoplication in setting aside these fraudu | lent returns there ean be no question. W\S!m6T0* NEWS m C9HSIP. The Header Correspondence ? Wa have ob tained from Governor Keeder a copy of the reply of George W Manypanny. Esq , Commis sioner of Indian Affair? to his (K.'s) late letter, wherein that gentleman invited Mr Manypen ny to submit to the President the questions in issue between them, and we spread it befoit our readers as follows : Department op the Interior, t Office Indian Affairs, > April 27, 1855. ) I received on the 23d instant your letter of the 30th ultimo, in which, to my surprise you arraign me for my official action in respect to the reported speculations of certain govern mental officials in Ka~eas, iu Kansas half breed lands, although that action, a3 is evi dent from tha documents which accompany the report from the Secretary of the interior of the 1st of February last, to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, was predicated upon the cfficial reports of agents Clarke and Whitfield, dated in November last, and call ing my attention to the subject As both those gentlemen addressed me in their official capacity as Indian agent, and as they derived their appointment from the same source as you and myself, and seem to speak from per. fonal knowledge of the facts they comm^ni cate, it is somewhat singular, especially a they reside in your vicinity, that you should have deemed them unworthy of notice in your chivalric zeal in defence of yourself and offi cial associates in the territorial government, from what you are pleased to denounce as a "slanderous ' attack Had not your passion entirely ealipced your better judgment it would have b'en obvious to yen that I, a* the legal guardian of the rights of the Indians, was not at liberty to blink or gloss over charges emanating from such high official au thority. especially when, as in the cases re t'erred to, they appe-ired to be corroborated by letters and" information derived from re spectab'.e private rources Although the 'rans actions were ratber a bad aspect, I had no ;dea that the most material ot the charges (The speculation of government officials in these hall-breed iand?:) would have been ?o ?oon admitted, and that, too, undrr the signa' tare of one of them, the Governor of the Ter? riloiy himself c&ndidiy confessing its trutb ! Still ls.s sir, did 1 exf>?ci that, whilst making this confession on befall? A' yourself and asso ciated speculator?, you would have had the boidLese and bad taste to attempt a deferce of the morality and propriety of the act " Ihese contract* ' (I u^e your own words) were, it appears, ?,/?r convenience sake, made in the name of Judge Johnston, although It well underwood that Judge Elmore, (Jo!. Isaacks and myself lyour elf] v>,rc equally interfaced " TcLs is a car.did and full confession of the facts which constitute the gravamen of my complaint; and a? your controversy wi h m? turn* mainly up->n tin point of the propriety of sucb specular ions in landsso circumstanced. 1 will, without condescending to bawdy epithets or retort the vituperative language with which you asaail me say a few words, by wav of explanation, upon that subject. Under the 6th article of the Kansas treaty of 1825, there was reserved ?? from the land3 ceded" one mile square of land for each of certain half breeds of the nation, and twenty three individuals tre mentioned in the treaty for whom as many sections of land a^e re served on the north of Kansas. Similar lan guage is employed as to tbe reservations made uader the Pottawatnaie treaty of the 20th .f October, 1832; and it will be seen by the opin ion of the Attorney General of 'he United State:, given on the 20th ol September, 1833. that that officer considered that the original Indian title to those reservations was not *.x tingui-hed on the ratification of the treaty The Kansas hilf breed lands, however, being ! situated within the Indian country no ques tion as t-j the nature and extent of tho grant had arisen until after the dateo: that opi;.i?n; b.: when he ques ion d:.l ar se. this Depart. m?nt uniformly held tkat the principles of| thnt -*acidrn wera equally app icable to the Kansas as to the Pottawatamie reserves. From that ti'ne, as parties hare presented the question by submitting de^i- for approval, the uniform opinion of uie Indian Department has beer, adverse to the pow?r of tbe Kans*; half breeds to sell or alienate their reserve*; and hen?e. sir. nay opinion of the ?* indelicacy and impropriety" of high official functionaries in tha Terri'ory engaging in attempted speeu lationj therein in violation cf laws, regula tions, and decisions, which, from their exalted positions, they should be the first to uphold and tho last to violate. When those who I should have been the conservators become the violators of the laws 1 ieavo it to that publio. to which you so confidently appeal, to judge if the exampU thereby set nas not .* demor aliing tendency?' I leave it to a'. 1 candid men aiao to say, if suoh conduct on tbo part of | cfficial functionaries ia not "disreputable, and, undor the circumstances stated in the report to which you take exceptions, *? marked by indeiioacy and impropriety?" It is aj maxim, that "ignorance of the law ex cuseih no man " How much less, then, does ignoranoe, or recklessness ot ihe laws applioa ble to the government and protection of a large portion of ihe inhabitants of a newly organiied Territory, excuse those appointed to be the executors and judicial expounders of such laws? To hioi whoso eenso of propriety is ro obtcse aa to induce him to think that such a disregard of the laws and regulations provided lor the protection and guardianship of the Indian wards of the General Govern ment is innoeent i ? itself, and involves no moral tupitude or demoralizing effects, I have not a word to say Sucb a casuist cau have no just conception of the distinction between right and wrong, and, of course, moral truths ean bare no effect either in quickening tbe susceptibility of his conscience, or in enlight ening his understanding. He that cannot see in the bare recital and unblushing acknowl edgment of these attempted speculations by Government offlcers; ia the face of law. enough to shock his sense of official propriety, must have a conscience impervious to reason, and which no language can reach You lay much stress upon th* competency of tbe grantors and the fairness of the consid eration proposed to oe paid, and dwell with much self complacency upon tbe intelligence and accomplishments of three of the venders, Messrs Louis Pepin, Francis Aubrey, and Moses Bel mar. (or Bellmond.) all of whom you say are white men and the huskand. of three of the half-breed owners of tbe reserves. Had you been aj deeply versed in the rnysto riee of Indian conveyancing, as you doubt! *is aro in other branches of law. you would h :ve known that it was the intelligence or oompe teuoy of the reservee, or his or her heirs, and not that ol' the whites who may intermarry with cither, which it was iaoumbent upon the grantee to establish as a condition precedent to the approval of the sale of an Indian re serve in his favor. But, if all you say ab : ut tbe extraordinary sharpness and trading oapa oity of your venders was true, atill, if thd right to sel! was conceded as they inherit tb<ir lands as Indians, they must be treated m In diana and their lands whenever sold, be du p.*ed of #?fcjact to the rule* an I regulations pre.cribed f?r the gr>?erpn?*>*?' of the depart ment in cams of Indian convo;, arced The fact of a witness to the execution *>f euch an instrument of writing being, as in thue oa?es an internsfd party, would, if known, vitiate m well as invalidate the transao'ion The competency of the venders and the fairness of the consideration paid, or agreed to be paid, mast also be established by disinterested tea timony ; nor can the rnle whioh requires the ! execution and acknowledgment of Indian deeds in the presenoe of the agent of the tribe i be in any oise waived, where such agent ex ists. Although yon ?eem quite positive as to ] the fairness and adequacy of the consideration agreed to be paid in those cases, the disinter e.-ted evidenoe of Agents Whitfield and Clarke as to the true value of those land?, are. under the rules of evidence universally reoogniied, enti'.led to more respect than the unsupported assertions of an interested party.no matter how high his official position. I will remark, however, in passing, that if it is true, as jou state, that ?' three, at least, of the venders, being white men. could have pre-empted quite a? good land at $1 25 per acre," you have, in i agreeing to give them double that ?um for their land, exhibited a degree of disinterested henevolcQoe and self sacrificing liberality, which, permit me to say, has few para!lrls ia tbo history of speculations in Indian lands Tcu maintain that "an individual accept ing public office, does not forfeit his right to buy land and make a profit by it." This, sir, depends entirely upon circumstances. If the land is fairly in the market, open to sale ar.d rree competition, and no a,ecial prohibition, either expressed or implied, exists, no one can justly question that right; but, e?en in auoh ca.j?s. questions might arise rendering it of doubtful propriety. If, however, as in the cese of the Kansas half breed land, you cen tend that the .government functionaries have a right to set the law* and th j regulations of iLe Department at defiance and treat them *s nullities, then differ we entirely, and I tike issue with you upon the subject So long as the right of the reservees to make such ea'es, or of citisens to purch?8e those land*, is decide 1 adversely by the constituted authorities, it is the duty cf every government official, uigh and low, to ?et as example of < be iisnoe and respect for the laws and regu lations, as interpreted by the proper Depart me it. You say " my colleagues are absent from the Territory, and I cheerfully assume the defence upon myself" This is oertainly creditable to your spirit, if sot to your die cretion So far, howevor as this champicn.^hip relates to Judge Johnston or his oontracts, I protest against the assumption on your part of his defence That gentleman has lately been in thLs city, and daring his stay here, several I i uterviews took plcce between us. in whioh we f'eely discussed tbef.cts connected with these i transactions; and I must cay bis statement* and mode of defence differ materially from yours, nnd he did not admit t-<at you had any pecuniary intorest in them. I requested him t re luo his explanations and statements to '?vriticg. and I. in my turn, pledged myselfon receiving them, to make certain concessions, having no motive or desire to do injustice to ?ny man while acting in the dischargo of my public duties or otherwise lie did not, how ever, comply with my request, and I declined tj disturb the report whicn I hsd made on his contracts. In respect to yourself, I will frankly state that, with the admissions of your letter before me, I have not. so far as you are concerned, any retractions or conoes?ions to make What was merely a matter of inference or conjec ture in my report of January last as to your collusion with others in the purchase of half treed lands, you boldly admit in your recent letters cf defence, or rather of attack, and thr w yourself upon the country for the vin dna'ion of the propriety of your conduct So f* r as regards the value of these reserves and the fiirne?s of the consideration which your. 3fiif aT;d associates agreed therefor, he public mast judg'j fcetweei; ycur assertions and the conflicting evidence of reap nsib'e and disin terested officers uf the Indian Depirtment re eiling in the Territory, 'o which 1 have before i ;verted as accompanying my report to the Secretary of the Interior If, owing to their high offic.al positions, there w^s indelicacy and impropriety in the Executive and judicial officers of the Terri tory in participating as conveyancers and wit. n *ses in th- attempted sales of theso half breed lands, (hut indelicacy is rendered more strikingly manifest fcy your confession that, '? for convenience rake," the dced~: ware made to ore of the parties, while the others, equally interested as grantees, acted as toitnrsaes Sliould the aonMngency ever arise when the Indian reservec shall have no alternative left but to subuiit the arbitrament uf his rights under theso contracts to a tribunal thus in terested and thus constituted, he might find himself in the predicament of the ldiub in the fable In relation to the singular proposition for u\ compact" between us by whioh it shall be igreei that, in a grand contingency to trans pire ty the first ot October next, the 1'resident a- all remove one of us. I have to remark that I bave no bargains to make, and certainly t no of tbis character. Tiie power of remo val as weil as of appointment ia vosted in the President, and it seems to me that it ia neith I ?r consistent with my position nor respectful tc tno President, to entertain youi^proposition 1 Were I to do bo. hawttvor, with a profest of I ! >f the cotnmunieUion to whioh I am now re plying, and theotbei testimony in tht Indian Office. I might safely rest the case. A? I am cot in the h^bit ef publishing in tt- newspapers of the day the .fficiul corre s{ ondfiuoe of thia office, I must leave to you tec pleasure of giving this communication to I the public. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, Geo. H MasrpENNr, Com'r. 3i? Excellency A. II. Kkkder, uovornor of Kansas Territory, now at Easton, Pa. ihe assignation of Major S. S. French ? Our readers are all doubtless aware that late laat evening Major B. B. French resigned the Commissionership of Publio buildings and that Dr. John B Blake was immediately ap pointed by the President in his stead. Of this appointment we cannot speak too highly; as it is received with acclamation by those in thia community arho really have anything to lose by mal administration of the functions of this so mportant trait, as all have, who own real estate hare, or who thrive by the true prosperity of our city. The resignation of Major French, as ex plained to us. reflects credit on his character and patriotism. It is said to have bean wholly unexpected by the President lie had unthink ingly become connected with the Know Nothing organisation, but long since ceased to Lave any thing to do with it, its treasonable designs, false pretences, frauds, Ac. Desiring te enter the canvas- against it with vigor, he ohose to disconnect himself from office, so that it may not bv* allege! that he changed his political position and conduct in ortfer to retain his official position under the Government. We re eat, his resignation,under the circumstances, reflects the highest credit on him, and will in crcaso tho respect which thoughtful men have for him. Ihe Inatraoti ons to Commodore McCauley. i he following extract from Commodore Mo'Jau ley's instructions embraces their gist: '? The Preoiuent icst ucts me to say to you that if any efficer in command of a ship of war be present when an outrage of the char acter here ofore mentioned is perpetrated on a vessel rightfully bearing our flag, he will promptly interpose, relieved the arrested American ship, prevent tho exeroise of the as-umed right of visitation or search, and repel the interference by fo oe. The Presi dent is uot unmindful of tho present disturbed condition of Cuba. But whatever weight m y be attaohed to these considerations, tbo excited apprehensions of the authorities of that island, arising, it is believed, out of the oondition cf its internal affaira, and not from any movement in tbia oountry in violation of onr neutrality laws, can work no saspenaion of niti'inal law, nor reconcile a submission to the viola ion of any right resulting from the law of nations or treaty stipulations. The United 8tatee seek no collision with Spate. The officers of oar nary are desired and ez pected aerupulously to observe the law of na , tions and uniformly to extend all oourtesj and respect to the flags of other powers Bnt these rales do not reqaire consent for a mo ment to the deliberate violation of principles held saored by the United States and without the observanee of which, peace, however de sirable, cannot be maintained. " The conduct of the authorities or Caba in overh -uling and searching our vofsoIs oannot rest on the ground of territorial jurisdiction, and this government denios the existence of any ptate of faota to warrant the exercise of belligerent rights. Your instructions are con fined to case* arising on the high seat, because, as at present advised, the offensive acts which have been oommitted, are of that charaoter. Other offensive acts, however, undoubtedly might occur within the proper territorial ju risdiction of Cuba, to which this government could not and would net submit for a moment Should suoii a case arise, you will immedi ately report the iacts to this department, and await further instructions, unless your prompt interposition should become necessary for the preservation of the lives and property of the ci;isens of the United States It will be perceived that we were oorrect to the letter in the information as to the precise charaoter of Commodore McCauley's instruc tions, published whon he was fiist appointed to the commsnd of the squadron. Interesting from Hew Mexico.?A military correspondent a id subscriber writes us the following very interesting letter; Fort Massachusetts. N. M , t April 21, 1855 j Editor or thb Star : Ton, no doubt, will be surprised to hear from me at this distant poit, but in our life here and Indian times wo cannot tell our whereabouts twenty-four hours ahead of us I wrote to you from Don Fer nandez de Taos that I was to start upon a campaign against the Utah*. Our command left this post on the 12th of March, and re turned on the 31st, having been out nineteen diys During this time we encountored the everest weather that my fate has cast me in yet. We encountered snow storm* every day, and the nights were exoessively cold, so much so a? to stop my watch repeatedly. The only way we kept warm was to sleep "two together, so that we oould have the advantage of a double share of bedding Our command met with great rucoess, al though the weather was so bad. We had two fights?one with the Utahs and Jicarilla Apaches combined, and the other with the Apaches alone The first fight took place in Col Benton's great Cho-wache and Concbe topo parses for the Pacific railroad The sec ond after we bad pursued the Apaches for four days We did not lose a man. The In dians, in the first fight, lost ten?one Apache and nine Utahs ; in the eecood, they lost two warriors and three prisoners We pursued them so warmly that they fled in every direc lion, and thon their trail became obscure, a? it was mowing from day to day. Our animals being jaded very much, and we having no for age with us for them, we had to return to the settlements to save them. On my return, Major Kucker, was relieved from the duty of quartermaster, and I was or dered to do the duty in his stead, I having been relieved from the duty of commissary for that purpose Since then I have been quite busy in organising my pack train for another campaign against the Utahs. We leave this post on the 23d inst.. and take rations for thirty days Our command is now divided, and I think by our strategy we will give them a good lesson. On account of the severe weather on our last campaign the Indians suffered very much, and lest many of their women and children, even killing some. This we learn from our prisoners. Ihe Indians are perfectly desti tute, for in the two fights but two guns were discharged by them The arrow is the only weapon they have, and they are not effective over forty yards, and at twenty-five their aim is lost. I heard by last mail that four new regi ments were ordered to be raised. We will have plenty of work for them. The Indians are bound to give us much trouble ler the next two years, although the Southern Apachta are cuing strongly for peace We have made p^ace too often with tnem, and now we have no sach word as peace, but are going to whip them into it, and make a peace to suit our selves. Captain MaoKae is here with his company, temporarily, to garrison the fort whilst Col. Brooks's company taken the field with us. The captain left his family at Fort Union. * * ? Th* Officers of the Conatitntion ?The fol lowing is a rorrrrt list of the officers who re turned to the United States in '-he frigate Con stitui on, which arrived at Portsmouth N H., on the 2d inst., vi?.: Co : modore?Isaac Mayo; Commander?Jno Rudd ; Lieutenants?S F.; Hatird, B M Dove, Samuel Larkin, C. R. P. Rodgers, and A. 0. Clary; Fleet Surgeon? M. G Delany; Passed Assist. Surgeon?John L Burtt; Assistant Surgeon?John C Cole ma a; Purser?J as. II. Wttmough; Master? Colville Terrett; Commodore's Clerk?Edw. Cobb ; Captain's Clerk?Wm L. Swann ; Pur ser's Clerk?Richard Keardon ; Captain and Brevet Maj of Marines?N S. Waldron ; Mii shipmen?Wm. H. Dana, W. L. Bradford, Aneae Armstrong ; Acting Boatswain?Erri? Chamberiain ; Gunner?A. S. Lewis; Carpet^ ter?Lewis Holmes; Sailmaker?Wm Ben nett. A Slight Mistako ?' The interest on the government stock owned by the late Madame S.ntag was yesterday paid to her legal repre sentative iu pursuance of the decision of the Secretary of the Treasury, before whom the case had &een brought on an adverse decision by the Attorney General."?Heut Yori.paprr. The above paragraph embraces an error, unintentional, evidently There was no disa greement between the Attorney General and the Secretary of the Treasury In this case. The latter submitted the original power of at torney of the agent in it to the Attorney Gen eral for his opinion as to its sufficiency. His opinion was that it was insafiicient, and pay ment on it was refused. Some time since, a second and sufficient power of attorney in the case was filed by the agent, on which the money due was, of oourse, paid?the only question in issue being the sufficiency of that instrument. The Current Operations of the Treasury Department?On yesterday, the 4th of June, there were of Treasury Warrants entered on the bookj of tho Department? For the Treasury Department... .$277,118 76 For the Interior Department 3 3H2 36 For the Customs . 51,156 85 From Customs 415.539 39 From Lands 226.720 SO On account of the Navy 229,583 00 Hew Land Office ?The land office for the new distriot in Wisconsin, established by law at the last session of Congress, bordering em the west extremity of Lake Superior, or Fond du-Lao, has been located at " Superior City" on Lake Huron, near the month of St. Louis river. All the necessary steps have been taken to open the new office. The land business, how ever, will be transacted at the old office at Willow river until tho new one goes into full operation, which will require but a short t me, as the necessary books have been tranamitted from the General Land Office at Washington. Recalled and Appointed.?Buckingham Smith, of Florida, has been appointed Secre tary of Legatioa at Madrid, vie* Horatio J. Perry, reoalled. A Bounty Land Fapera Forger Convicted. obn Parhain formerly a respectable citisen In Eaatern Tennwm, hu bean ?onvl'ted of forging r iprn for the preemrament of bounty land, at Knoxrille, T?n., according to ad vices to-day received at thePanmoobnreau PKSIONAL. T B. Kunon, who committed suicide In Sow York day before yesterday, was any thing but a ra^peotable mac, as rep rted b> telegraph, while he lWed in California He left that State aboot two years since, taking with him a large amount of money belonging to the ooanty of San Pranciieo, of whuh he was the reoorder. ....Jamea W. Barker, " lieutenant gen eral" of the Naw York Know Nothing, haa been eon pli men tod bj his "American in a substantial manner, namely: preeent?>1 by them with a silver service of plate, one hundred and fivepieoea, costing over $1,600. .... Archdeacon Jeferejs, a missionary in the East. Indies, states that "for one really-j oonverte i Christian, as the fruit of miaaionarV labor, the drinking practice of the English had made one thousand drunkards in India." .... The rumor that Mortimer Thompson, the ] writer of the " Doestiok" letters had been fa ta'ly shot, is now oontradie>ed, and he is rep resected as alive and well. ....M, doSartiges, the French Minister, isj ia New York, ab< ut to sail for Paris. ....Lieutenant General Viinfield Scott, V. J S A , Hon. L. M. Kennett of Mo., and Hon. Asa Packer of Pa., arrived in this city yester day, and are sopping at Wiliard's Hotel. Agbxkable Intblligkscb ? Dr. Hell, in his Journal of Health, comes out againsl early rising as unhealthy. At sucriac, in cummer, he says, the malaria which rests on the earth when taken into the longs andst mach, which are debilitated by long fast si nee supper, en ters into the circulation, poisor.icg the blood and laying the foundation for disease, and in winter the same debilitated condition of the vital organs allows the blood to be ohilled Sailibg or thb Abctic Expbditicb ?The vessels of the Arctic expedition, and a number of vessels that were lying at Quarantine, near New York, outward bound, all want to sea on | Monday morning ?7" The U. S. frigate Constitution, Commo doro Mayo, arrived at Portsmouth, N H., oa Saturday morning, after a thr*e years' cruise. NINETEENTH ANNIVKR8ARY of the B.bir Society will be held in the Foundry Church, corner G aud 14th *trc?ts, THIS (Tuo-day) EVENING, at 8 o'clock. Addr.-es by the Rev. 3 H. Cox, D. D., of N. York, a delegate from the American Bible Society. '? h<- public are inrited. je 5 It* jj-^?^SUITEit AND STRAWPEUKY FES uval.?'The Ladies of Union Chapel, M E. C., intend holding a Supper and Strawberry Fes tival for the benefit of the Church, in the Hall of the Union Engine House, First Ward, couirrn uoinp on WEDNESDAY EVENING, June 3th, and to con.inuc for several evenings je 5?It* UNION GTTARDS BEG LEAVE S^ST"'lo inform thnr friends and the cit??etis tcn; rally lhat they will give th*-ir fir?t grand Mili tary unit Civic Excursion on THURSDAY, June 14th, 1855. * The Union Guards would also state to their nu merous inends that they dispense? with having any Hall this last winter, therefore they have pledged themselves to make this the Excursion of the sea son, as two steamboats have been chartered for the oca?ion. For particulars -;ee advertisement. j*5 COM OF ARRANGEMENTS. jf^?^URAND PIC NIC AND EXCURSION SOSTrhe Libertv Club nut! respectfully make known to their friend* and the public generally thai they will give their first Pic Nic on MONDAY, the 15th June, to the S^hite House I'aviliou. Particular* in futur* adverti-em?*rt. je 5- es?3t* ^ LADIES' FESTIVAL.?The Festival :or the benefit of the Methodist Episcopal t liurch, Georeetown, is still ?|n'n, and will condo ne until Tuesday night, 5th instant, hen it wiil close with an auction. The Ladies return thinks for the potronage they have received asd solicit a continuance of the same They have table* bountifully supplied with Re freshment:?, filled with in'-st beautifu* handiwork. js 4 2t _ ^FESTIVAL AND CONCERT?The U of the Con?rreg.itioii of St. born nick 's Church (Island) will hold a Strawberry and Refresh ment Festival, commencing or. TUESDAY EVEN- . IN'G, June 5th; and ti lend additional attraction and v.irie y to the occasion, a CONCERT will be given Several Professors and Amateurs of Vocal a:, ; I <trumental Music, having kindly tendered . t'.ieir aid. The Festival will be he'd in the basemeut I ot the church The patronage of the public generally is solicited. Doors open at 6 o'clock?concert commence at P o'clock. je 4- 2t ?^-y-^NOTICE 18 HEREBY GIVEN BY OR der of the District Committee oreauized under the canon of 1853 of the Diocese of Marylaud that ther-' will be a missionary meeting in Trinity Church (God willing) on TUESDAY, .lur.c 5th, at . 8 o'clock j . m. Able addresses, explaining th? na-1 t :re aud reasons of this mov< merit, are expected. The members of the Protestant episcopal Church !>nd nl! o'hers desirous of extending christian influ ences in the District are invited to att; n . HENPY STANLEY, Chairman of Comm. of Arrangements. |c 4?at* p^-^^TtlE MARION' R'.FLES beg leave to in form their friends and citizens *en? rally that they will give thrir first grand Pic Nic and Ex cairlon on the 19th Jnne, 1855. I I'or particulars see tumrc advertisements EXECUTIVE COMMIT IKE. jea?3- (Organ) THE ANN IVERSARY OF T HE WASH ing'on t iiy Hthle Society will be held next TUESDAY EVENING, the 5th instant, at 8 o'clk, in the Foundry Church, corner 14th and G su A discourse, appropriate to the occasion will ???> d-- livered by the Rev. Dr. Cox, of New Yor*, a del egate from the American Bible Society. It is very desirable that the regular annual contri butors aud other friends who have not yet paid du ring the current year, should make payment lo the Treasurer or Agent before that dav. M II. MILLER, je 2?3t Secretary. NOTICK*?Our customers are respectfully in formed that on and after this date, until Sep tember, ws shall closu our store everv evening at 7* o'clock. I1ILBUS fc HITZ. je5 Music Depot. WHRATON'S ELEMENTS OF 1NTERNA tional Law, new edition Adams' Equity, new edition, with American note Je5 FRANCE TAYLOR. Alexandria polka schottish?Han* Krutumacher's new piece of the above name, dedicated to Miss Eliza J DeCsmp, of this city, just pu' lulled aud for sale at the Music Depot of Je 5 HII.BI S 8l HITZ POTOMAC PAVILION, Piney Point, St. Mary's Ceunty, Maryland T11IS desirable place for health and Lea-bathing will be opened for the reception of visitors on the 15;h of June, with nothing left undone that will promote tie comforts of its guest. Many improve ments have been made since my last season. A Lun li Room has been built tor the accommodation of visitors at all reasonable hours, aay and night. Stables and Carriage Houses have been built to accommodate those at at a distance Billiard Table, Pistol Gallery, Shuffle Board, Ten Pin Alleys and Baths have all been improved, and are free to visitors only. I am thankful to the public for their pttronage the last two seasons, and hope to see my old friends and many new lace* the coming season. The Pavl.lon sha'l be clean and well kept Children with whooping cough or measles will not be admitted as boarders. TaaMs or aoaan: For single day $2 00 For three days or less than a week, per day ? 1 50 By the week 10 00 By the month, per day 1 85 W. W. DIX, Proprietor. Letter Boxes have been placed on all the Steam ers lor the accommodation of visitors. je 5?eolm RESIDENT'S MOUNTED GUARD UUICK STEP.?This excellent piece of Music of the popular composer, Mr. Robeit Heller, has just been published by the subscribers. The title page it moft elegantly embellished. HILBUS 8t HITZ, Music Publishere, Depot in Star Buildings. Je 4 LOS*?On Wednesday afternoon, on Penn. av enue. between 90th and 15th street*, or on H street between 15th and 18th streets, a gold fil gree Breastpin, with email garnet stones. 1'he finder will receive a suitable reward by leaving it at No. SOS I st., near 30th. Mr*. 8. A. IK WIN. je 4?3t TirASHINOTON CORPORATION 6 ft per oent. Stock for sale by may tw UIGtiS & 60. Amusements NATIONAL THEATRE. fMm .? H. f Jarre't Stage Kac. g*r Mr Jeffen*c. The magnificent Oriental Spectacle of ALAODIN; TH*3 WOWDBRFOTi LAMP, Which rr?rntlv had an enprea domed m? of StTty ftro Con<rrniiv* ffifk/s in the city of Calttemre, ?t|i h- pr? Pitied ui*>< ?bore ' stabli-lirne.u POSITIVE .T ONS NIGHT OlfLYf WKDIIXiUAT BVKMfla, Jam* ?? Will be prr -eolt d (for (he first and on'y time) the Grand Palry wperia'l# ffmm the Arabian Knight Krtfr'ai.:meal) of ATADDTN. In the roarw ihe plec# Grand March and Military Fvolntioni OF THt F?H ILa. (HAflP, AMD The Invention of ihe ChrMrtn of IAthi ! Forca?tc of char :tcr? >rs.-j -g over 6C per formers,) description of keenery, S>nopsi>. ol Inci dent, lie. kill* of ihr day. PAS DC MATELOT MISS D BfOIVAL The entert i;r.n:ent will commence with the fa farce of THS SPECTRE BRIDEGROOM. Hickory...... Mr. Jefferson Vd winkle...- Mr. Ellta D-^raofK-B at 7?Curtain rises a! 8 o'clock pre cisely. Admission? Dress Circleand Parquet 50 eta., I7|> fvr Circle 25 cents ; Private Boxes and Orchestra seats ?an be recure-d. No extra churg< 'or reserved seats. Hot (ifflc. op. i, on Tuesday and Wednesday froaa 10 a. in to 3 p.m. je 1?5t c VUTIOM ?I hereby forwara nil penoni froaa _ harboring, trusting. or ? mpioying my son, John T Flams,*(a bar^ *r,) fnm thL- date, aa 1 am deter mined to enforce the law agam-i all each rffcwdeit. Je 4?3T GEORGE HARRIS. ST r? \T?D A WAT on the 6th instant, two | Cows, one a Mack horned cow, with a white streak down h? r back, and white tail, and her hind feet are white up to the hock, and a white spot in h ;r foreh> ad. The other Cow ia a red buffalo with a white face and red around her eyer. a hole in the right ear, and a piece cut out of the left ear. \ reward of eight dollar* will be given if bmnghl :o MARGARET FLEET, No. S99 corner H and 2'st ate., First Ward. Je 4?Si* ( 1()W LOST.?Strayed from the subscriber on \ ) Saturday, the 2d instant, a buffalo COW large size, thin ia fl**sh, red color a little white on the t?r ast and on :he back. o"?r the hipa, and about the feet, givin; milk, and very gentle. A futtable re wa.d wiM ^e given for h?r return to the corner of 7th and I street. A. ROTH WELL je 4-3t RRWARD ?Strayed away from the sub scriber, at Joseph Eh-mantraub's tavern, a mi.tJIe ssn-d bay horse MULE, with a blnck atrip# ?town tii>? hack, mane and tail trimmed, drooping in the hip-; with a leather halter, having a broach ml the end. The above reward will b" ?ven if returned to me at the abovo place. JtJSEPH BOTELER. <e 4?St I FURNITURE SALE ?THE ARTICLES RE maiiiinc unsold at the recent ante of Pumitnre and Hou?? k. epir.c Goais at the store of J. R. Mo Gregor, 395 Pennsylvania a??nue, between and 6th street*, south fide, will be aold off at greatly reduced prices during the next ten daya as the seb 5criber will poii'tivtly closc up his busineaa within that time Terms: $15 rnd under, ca?h ; over that aum n credit of 30 and 60 days, for approved endorsed notes, bearing interest. Dealers are requested to call and examine the stock. J. K McGREGOR. je 4?lw OLD POTNT COMFORT. 'IMIE HOTEL at this favorite watering place ia I. now oprn for the reception of guests. The en tile establishment ha? been putin fine orj?r. and greater facilities have been made for lending pan sengrra. A ^mall steamer has hc?r. cbarteted to ,;ct a? Un der upon the larger mail boats, and e!ao to make ad ditional tripj? to Norfo'k and Purjm.'Uth, ir-rluHtng two in,.s<?n Sunday f audfr-tu those cities, thereby affording an opportunity of a pi. asant eimfsion and enjoy the sea bathiiig Th>- bo*t will tr,a\e fishing excursions three days in each we-k. Communications ^ould ix> add: rued to C C. WILLARD k BR'*., Prop?i?ter'. j" 4? 2w Ol Point Comfort, Va. JOIIN H. BUTHMANN, IMPORTER AND DEALER IN WINE, HR*N DY, &c,, has received his supply oi" Ror^eanx Wines, to say - 200 cis^s ot Red and Whit- Win", consiati tg of t 'iiateau I.afitte, Chateau Marraux, Cha'eau Le.oviiie Mareaux .Me.:oc, St Jalien, St. Ee> tephe, IInut Sauterne* fcc. 23 hogshead^ of Claret and Whit^ Wine. Alro, received by former arrivals? 2r? cases St. Peray Sparkling, 25 cases of Rhine Wines, some of it of very high erode Liice^ise Sparking Mose lle X B.?From Bordeaux a ?mall cask of extra su perior C. gnac, $20 pr gallon. je4->. PROSPECTUS For publishing a mnutkly Mnsieil Work in th$ eitv of Washington. rJ*HE under-igntd, at the solicitation of n.any of 1 their e?tcemed cu?t?wn?'s, propose puMi>l;ir.^ e monthly Musical Work, entitled The National Monthly Huticfel Magtiiso. The Magazine will ronuan from r> ur to s i pag-a of Music, selected from the best European and Na tive Comakers In addition to th^ Mu?k an extrn sheet will be added, containing the la est Musical Ntw. Musical Notices, fcc. The Vagaxine wi l bs print-4 on the best quality Mu?i ? pap r,and will be printed :rcm enjfraved plates, in the neatest mrn ner. The first number of the Magaaine m ill be ready al?oui the 1st of July, 1K55. Mr. S V. Ni.xxa, the Agent for the Work, will solicit subscription from the citiaen^ of the District of Columbia, and show a specimen number. UILBUS k HITZ, Music Depot, cor. Pa. av.. l.th and D sts, Star r-.udinga, Wa?bitigtoo, L. C. iune 4?tf rRbLIt' < LADIES' OJIIBTTK OP J Paris. London aud New Y >rk Fasiu ?us for June is received and for sale at SHILLINQTON'S Bookstore. The Watchman, a companion to the popular sto ry of the L&mplifhier Tales for the Marines, by the author of Loa Gtin i(* Harper's Magaaine for June commences a new volume The Miasing Bride, by Mrs. South worth The Two Guardians, by the author of Hearueaae All the Magazines for June All the New Books and every thing in the Sta tionery hue, for sale at SHILLINOTON*8 Bookstore, Odecn Building, cer. A% at., and Pa. av. je 4?tr READY MADE SUMMER CLOTHING. HAVING within the last few days made great additions to our former stock of Ready-made Cl<ithii.g, we are now prepared to' offer gentlemen every inducement in price and quality to visit ear exteiiMVe salesrooms before making their selections. ^ Our assortment o( Wlute and colored Shirts Game, merino, ulk and cotton Undershirts Luieu and (Vwton Drawers Summer Stocks, ("ravau, Scarfs,Ties Collars, Gloves, Hosiery, lie., Is very large and complete, making our present stock one ol the most desirable to select from in pri ces and quality to be found this side ?f New York. WALL 4. STEP HEN 8 SCSI Pa. ave next door to Iron Hail. Je 4?tf (News) GREAT BARGAINS^ CAN be had in the following named goods, aa we have ftilly determined to close out the remain der of our spung and summer goods with as little delay as possible; and as the quickest and surest way of accomplishing that object is to offer goods at a great sacrificc, we have concluded to adopt that very plan in order to dispose of cur large steek of? Plaid, Stripe and plain Bilks, blnck Bilks Rich ligurcd Ber.-ges Ber&ge Robes, Jaconet Robes Organdy Murlins, Trench Lawns Berage de Lainea, Challcy de Lames Figured Challeys, Gikghams, Chin aes French Jaconets, plain iterages, black Kerages Black Grenadine^, black and colored t*iik Mantilla Lace Mantles, Lace Points and Shawls l . iage Shawls and Scarfs Crape Shawls, Parasols Large lot French Work Corded and worked Skirts Pocket Hdkts, Gleves, Lace Mhs Hosiery of all kinds Men and boys' wear Gauxe Flannel Ladies and gentlemen's Gauxe Menno Vests. Ladies shopping for any of the above named goods may rely upon getting great berg ina by calling ear ly, as the eutire stock must be so'd before the 1st of July. CLAGETT, NEWTON, MAY k CO. m ay 31?61 TEKTH LOST.?Lost a few days une?, tw? ii.agniA 'ent Teeth, set on a gold plate. The finder will be suitably rewarded on applying at the Sur Ifccv counter. " j|

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