Newspaper of Evening Star, March 5, 1856, Page 2

Newspaper of Evening Star dated March 5, 1856 Page 2
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CV i EVENING STAR. W1SEIV0T0I CITT: WEDNESDAY March 5,1946. Advertisements should be handsd In by l* o'eiock, m , othwwlae they may not appear until the next day. 117" Aexwrs voa tss The following seated p?(OM are authorized to contract for th? publication of advertisements in T?? Stab : Pk iltdilpkin?V. H Pa lxh. northwest cor ner of Firth and Chestnut streets. A*?w York?9. M. Pstti He ill ft. Co., Nassau |( ^ B0?fn?V. B. Piim, Scollay's Building. \?J-ion Pamrme.?Our friends and patron* are notified U at we are now prepared to execute every kind at Job Paiif viae with despatch and la the best meaner. at prices as low as in any ntfcer oflce in Washington. Job Printers are also notified that we are prepared to do every descrip tion of press-work that can be executed on double cylinder and Adams' power-presses. So, also, has the Star ofllcea Book Bindery connected with it. equal in Its capacity to tarn out book binding of all descriptions to any other In the District of Columbia. SPIRIT OF THE MOBBING PBESS The Intelligenrtr continue?, to-day, ita dis cission of the Clajton-Bulwer treaty with the Union. The Union ia devoted, for the most part, to Mr. Andrew Jackson Donelaon, quoting that gentleman'* opinion of Mr. FH^more, pub lished a few years since, and concluding from them that if Mr. F. is not a very bad man, Mr. I>. certainly must be; or he would not so berate, misrepresent, and abuse a man of ability and character as he doea Mr. Fill* more. The Union also quotes Mr. Donelson on foreign immigration, showing that while the editor of the Union he was a very inter,so opponent of Native Americanism. The same journal, reviewing the debate of yesterday, on the Illinois contested election oaso, evi dently leans to the policy of throwing out Senator Trumbull. WASHINGTON NEWS AND GOSSIP. The Committee on Territories~-In making up this committee, Speaker Banks " spread himself1' to the work of fixing it so that by no posaible ohance oould it be possible that it would fail to go any length in the way of se curing the triumph of abolitioni&m in Kansas. He has placed upon it five of the staunchest " cullud bredren" now holding seats in the House. Gentlemen who live, move, and have their political being wholly in the intensity of their devotion to the anti-slavery cause. So emphatically has he intensified its abolition ism in his cffoit to carry out in connection with it the programme for his administration of the Speakership laid down in the caucus resolutions of Mr. Giddings, on which he was elected, as that the House have concluded, evidently, that it will entrust it with about as little of the legislative business in connec tion with Kansas a* possible Tbia fact was made plain in their refusal not long since to refer to it Kansas business, which under other circumstances would have been committed to ita charge without question. Mr. Grow, of Pennsylvania, the successor and counterpart (on slavery questions) of Mr. Wilmot, ia tie chairman. Thia young gentle man, who was, before coming to Congress, a lawyer of fair talking abilitiea, haa already served four years in the House He is one of the beet debaters on the Republican side of the chamoer, so far as gift of speech is con cerned. Ha haa not, however, taken marked rank aa a legislative statesman or parliamen tary attorney. A abort time since, in hia evi dent over-eagerness to take the load on hia aide in the Kansas imbroglio, he reported a till to repeal the (to the Republicans) obnox ious lawa of the Kanaaa Legislature. Now, aa the whole caae of hia friends with reference to Kansas binges on their ability to induce the House to decide that the legislation he pre posea to repoal was null and void ab initio, ho made a sad blunder in thus giving its perfect legality,, aa it stands on the statute book, the endorsement of bis terrible committee. He toes admitted away bis whole case. If it were not f.^r the fact that his four years' ox ? jerience in the hall would otherwise have made a better legislative attorney ef him, wo should fancy that he might live and learn But this example teachea that he will hardly make, in time, a much mere effective parliamentarian than at preaent. He came into Congress a Democrat with head alightly sore. Subsequently, the sore haa aprea ! all over, until he haa come to merge any and everything in the intenaity of hia love for the negro, which he haa christened devotion to the intereats of tfco white man. Whatever Mr. Giddinga thinks, Mr. Grow thinka; and, of courae, when the former takea ?ruff, the latter aneezea. Speaker Banka haa placed the terrible Mr. Giddinga number two on tbia committee, thus doubling ita head, politically. We expect that the venerable Joahua waa a prime mover in the move of Mr. Grow in reporting the bill to which we refer above; because though nearly a quar ter of a century a member, he acarccly equals, oa an effectivo legialative attorney, more than one gentleman who haj barely served two yeara in the hall. Hia fyrte is talking of ne groea, alave drivers, whips, laahea, branda, the cause of freed >m-and all that sort of thing He ia a good spouter ; insomuch aa while en dowed with quite aa much tongue as any other gentleman in the hall, he praotioes r jid!y on the doctrins that a political " whop per uitdin. bingly stu*k to in the face of proof of iu want of foundation suffioient to make any other gentleman admit its incorrectness is worth twenty ordinary irrefragible facts any day ndo bis memorable diacuaaion with Mr. Cobb, of Goorgia, and others, at the be ginning of tho preaent session, over the record of the Democratic party a action when Mr C. himself was first cho?en Speaker. Effective, beyond question, in making Abolition capital lar off from Waahington where those who read bis efforts in the Houae do not tee the repliea by which he ia confuted, ho is of less practical f,rce in Congress than any other gentleman aspiring to be a party leader, becauae be tiikca ultra views upon every subject be ap proaches iu debate in the laat twelve years, by-tho-by, we do not recollect to have heard him open hi? lips on any thing in the ball that failed to be connected, directly or indi rectly, with the alavery question. We need scarcely say that there can be nothing aug gesied in the way of abolitioniiing Kan aka, in passing which the anti-alaveryitea may not feel assured that he will go the whole length of hia tether. Mr. Purvianee. of Pennaylvania, is anew member, a lawyer of fine oratorical abilities, and evident Parliamentary tact He was eleetai aa a Know Nothing, but turna out to be a Republican party man for all practical pur pose tb- ugh, we presume he still claims to belong to that wing of the Enow Nothings of his State who really expect to aet with Mr. Seward and his forees in the appreaehing na tional election. The Republicans are antici pating that he will tarn oat eventually to b? one of their leaders in the Hall; while Mr. Fillmore's men seem to have given up all idea that he will affiliate with them upon any question of importance to their future. Mr. Richardson, of Illinois, the Democratic nominee for Speaker, now No. A on this com mittee. was its chairman in the last Congress, lie managed its business then with great suc cess and credit to himself being thoroughly competent to the discharge of all his duties in that connection. He is so well known over the whole country as to render an extended analysis of him as a public man unnecessary Mr. Houston, of Alabama, chairman of the Ways and Means for the last four years, fol lows Mr Richardson on this committee. He has had great experience in Congress, and his former position on the committoe is evi dence of his competency to the discharge of any committee business with which he may be charged. As in the case of Mr. Richard son, all the country knows that he is a strict Democrat of the strictest order in " the party." Mr. Granger, is a new member from New York. Lute a Seward Whig, he is now a Republican, pretty much after the fashion of Mr. Giddings, we hear. He was formerly a merchant, and comes to Washington with the representation of being a capital stumper. He has not yet essayed to participate in debate in the Hall: so we cannot say how far his ability as a stump speaker at home will avail him in debate here with the gentlemen of groat experience and talents with whom he must contend, if assuming to be more on the floor than an ever ready voting Republican, lie is said to have been remarkably successful in the conduct of his private business; which leads us to believe that he will prove very Serviceable in transacting the details of busi ness in the committee room on all occasions wherein the slavery question may not be in volved. Mr. Zollicoffer, of Tennessee, is now serving his second term in Congress. He was lately a Whig. Now, however, he belongs to that wing of the Know Nothing party that seems to make the task of smashing the Democrats the chief end of its political efforts. He is a gentleman of fine abilities, both oratorical and a* a business man. We know no abler parti san debater on the opposition side of the chamber. As a matter of course he will be found ranged against the schemes of the Abo litionists in connection with Kansas; though we have no idea that he will sido with the Democrats wherever he can possibly feel at liberty to refrain from so doing. Mr. Morrill, of Vermont, a new member, comes to Washington with the reputation of being one of the first lawyers in his State. Politically, he is an ultra Republican, having been a very ardent free Soiler with Whig pre dilections, not long since. He has not yet ad dressed the House So wo know nothing what ever of the style of his oratory. As a business man he cannot fail to take a high stand; as he has been successful in the conduct of general business at homo. Mr. Perry, of Maine, is a gentleman of very uncertain politics. At the last Preaidentinl election, be was an ultra Democrat. Subse quently he " flew off the handle" on the Maine liquor law and slavery questions, being, at this time, as intense in his abolitionism, we hear, as Mr. (biddings himself. He is a law yer by profession, and was, not very long since, the conductor of a newspaper. We presume that he will aspire to be a debater ; with what success, time must determine. Dabbling in Diplomacy.?Really, the Chev alier Webb "takes the shine clean off" the Chevalier Wykoff, whilom renowned as afunny secret diplomatic agent of England on the Continent. That distinguished operator in af fairs of love, dancing and diplomacy turns out to be a mere circumstance to the Chevalier Webb; if the iatter's letter in Monday's Irittlltetnctr is to be credited. Palmerston only promised him (Wykoff) a certain pecunia ry reward for his diplomatic servioes, and then hustled him off for a mountebank Cheva lier d' induitnt, ou coming to comprehend the charlatanism of bis diplomatic pretensions. The Chevalier Webb, luckier wight, is re warded for his volunteer efforts on behalf of England's cause as against the United States according to his own story?with the privilege of hob-nobbing it with my Lord Clarendon, and with letters from that august man ad dressed to him as "My dear?Chevalier General?Webby?good fellow?or whatnot. He is evidently as pleased with his privileges growing out of the use he tells the world that Clarendon made of him against his oountry, as Mr. Turvydrop would have been with a familiar nod from the " finest gentleman in all England." Clarendon is just now hit weak ness, beyond all question. Diplomacy, all know, has long been his besetting sin. For ever since the Senate refasedto trust his Tur vey-dropisb brain with the management of this country's affairs in Vienna, he has been, according to his own published letters, play ing the diplomatist abroad on all occasions in which he could pick up a customer soft enough to take his pretensions at his own estimate of their value. As Clarendon is evidently his weakness just now, so he is, in turn, irresisti ble evidence of Clarendon's weakness. No American with an ounce of brain und a knowledge of the public history of his ooun try for the last quarter of a century, will fail to appreciate the fact, that if what the Cheva lier Webb writes all about Clary and himself, with his intimations of his own vast impor tance in English Governmental circles, be true, then Clary is40"soft" and "green" that the key to his extraordinary conduct through eut the enlistment-question negotiation, need be sought for no further. The Chevalier Webb is, emphatically, himself that key. So far as the points of his bombastic, egotistical and exceedingly funny statement are concerned, we need only call to mind the fact that each one ot bis pleas in justification of Clarendon's conduct ia palpably contradicted by the pt]? luhed history of the negotiation. Thus, while he insists, without adducing even the pretence of ?n attempt to prove it, that Clarendon made a formal offer of arbitration to this Govern ment, Clarendon himself admits that ho only incidentally and eaaually mentioned the ?ub ject in conversation with Mr. Buchanan, and intimates that the formal offer waa made through Mr. Crampton. And it further turns out, that Mr Crampton accidentally overlooked the instructions to make it (or tho documents themselves are untruthful) until a fow days ago. We never in our life saw a fellow get his foot so deeply into it as our Mr. Turvydrop does in this matter. All who desire to enjoy a hearty laugh are referred to the explanation made by General Cast, on Monday, in the Senato^ wherein they will see that the unlucky Cheva lier's statements with reference to that gentle man are wholly made up of imaginary facts. There is an United States statute imposing heavy punishment on an American oitiien who takes the liberty of interfering with the negotiations of his Government with foreign Powers; and but for the faet that the Cheva lier, by his own showing, places himself be fore the world in an attitude 10 ridiculous as to prove at a glance that he is perfectly harm less when essaying to indulge in his favorite pastime, it seems to us that it would be clearly the Government's duty to cause his prompt punishment under that law. The Marine Hospital Question.?Congress have caused mariife hospitals to bo built in all quarters of the country. The construc tion of quite a number of them has been or dered only by *' log rolling," after the fashion in which river and harbor bills are worked through the House. Gentlemen ambitious of doing something for bunkum, manage to in duce the enactment of appropriations for ma rine hospitals in their respective districts, by giving glowing descriptions of their wants in that connection. It not unfrequently turns out that, after large amounts of public money have been spent to erect the necessary build ings, and heavy salaries have been paid for superintendents, physicians, stewards, nurses, and laborers, to keep the hospital* in opera tion, the number of patients treated In them is actually so small as that Government would ?avo money by boarding all of them at the highest price hotels within one hundred miles of tho hospitals in question, and paying for the services of physicians and nuries the highest prices charged anywhere. In more or less of those marine hospitals it actually ooste ten times as much to take care of the siok sailor, as in those wherein there are a suffi cient number of patients really to justify their establishment and maintenance. The Secretary of the Treasury has asked Congress to permit him to clese such of them as are evidently a mere tax on the treasury without being a corresponding benefit to the marine or waterman-public; providing, of course, amply for the real necessities of suf fering sailors in such districts of country when so doing. The wisdom of his recom mendation is not to be doubted. But Bunkum sternly says?No. Bunkum is stronger than the Secretary, by long odds. If it cost the Treasury ten times as much to take care of sick sailors in some of these hospitals as it would cost to board them at the Astor or St. Nicholas, and to pay the first physicians in flew York to attend them, Bunkum would probably hold on to every hospital of tho sort now in oporation ; and Bunkum will surely put in operation an unlimited additional num ber of them. At many points they are great blessings, becauso a sufficient number of pa tients are found in them to make their main tenance wise and philanthropic. At other points where they are now kept open by law, they are little more than sheer pretences for tho useless waste of public money. That's clear. Important Debate.?The English, papers received by the America give reports of the debate in the House of Commons on the 15th alt, on Mr. Roebuck's motion for the produc tion of the correspondence between Great Britain and the United States on the Enlist ment question, with the instructions to Mr. Crampton. Lord Palmerston's reply was sin gularly evasive, and it appears that he in tended to divert the charges by impeaching the personal character of the witnesses, by whom his unsuspecting envoy here was led astray ! lie said : " During the course of the transactions, of fers were repeatedly made to her Majesty's officers in tho United States by persons whose sole object was to entrap them into something which might afterwards be oonstrued into a violation of the municipal law of the States. A conspiracy was got up for the purpose of en trapping and misleading them, ana inducing them to do that whioh might afterwards be fastened upon them as a violation of tho na tional laws." It is worse than idle for the British minis : try te essay to shield themselves under the conspiracy plea, and by attempting to im peach the character of the witnesses for the prosecution, who are men of quite as much standing as thoso who wero employed as the agents of Britain throughout the enlistment affair. There stands Mr Crampton's letters and instructions, a description of proof (in all respects ample to justify all that this Govern ment has done in the premises,) perfectly un answerable. By the by, the trick of sending a large body of troops to Canada is merely a repetition of the trick of sending a large fleet to the We*t Indies. As that latter was designed to frigh ten this Government from demanding Mr.. Crampton's recall, so the former is intended evidently to prevent the President from insist ing on his recall or sending him home. We feel assured that it will fail as signally as did the fleet dodge. it is understood in London, that Mr Cramp-' ton intended making an elaborate defence of his conduct, in answer to Mr. Marey's des i patch of the twenty-eighth of December, and that on receiving it Lord Clarendon would attempt a defence, after which the point of recall would be definitely closed either by England or by this country. List of Patents.?The following patents were issued from the U.S. Patent Office, for the week ending March 4,1858?each bear ing that date: W. W. Albro, of Binghampton, N J.?For improved apparatus for cooking with quick lime. Timothy Alden, of New York, N. Y ?For machine for sweeping streets. Christian Amaseen, of New Castle, N. H ? For improvement in machines for sawing mar. ble in taper form. James W. Beebee, of Brooklyn, N. Y.?For improvement in manufactoring hats. Wm. M Bonivill, of Camden,'Del.?For improvement in corn harvesters. J. M Burke, of Danville, N. Y.?For im proved skein for axle arms. James J. Cadenhead, of Macon County, Ala. For improvement in ploughs. Ransom Clifford, of Lowell, Mass.?For im proved shingle machine. Kobert Cornelius, of Philadelphia, Pa- ? For improved arrangement of steam tubing for regulating the heating of buildings Isaac Davis, of Groton, N. Y.?For im proved hinge for shutters. Owen Dorsey, of Howard county, Md ?For improvement in harvester rakes. Eloa Dunbar, of Philadelphia, Pa.?For self-acting farm gates. Win. E Everett, of New York, N. Y.?For improved lubricator. Ueo. Fetter, of Philadelphia, Pa.?For im provement iu boot crimps. Luther B. Fisher, of Coldwator, Mfoh.? ror improvement in sheep shears Dtinli-l Fiti^eral, of New York, N. Y -For improvement in portable houses. B. F Peering, of Philadelphia, Pa.? For improvement in supplementary grating for stovea, furnaces. Ac. F R. Ford, of Ophir, Cal.?For improve ment in rifle boxes James Greenhalgb, Sr., of Waterford, Mats. For improvement in power looms. Geo C. Jenks, of Boeton, Man ?-For im prored guard for coal holes. Cbas fl. Johnson, of Boston, Man?For improvement in the apparatus for heating buildings by the combination of, and burning gas, air and steam. Jamee Kelly, of Sag Harbor, N. Y.?For im prorement in stoves and furnaces for railroad cars and other purposes Ebeneser Mathers, of Morgantown, Va.? For improved bench planet. Geo. T. McLauthlin, of Boston, Mass.?For improvement in railroad oar seats John T. Ogden, of Boston, Man ? For im provement in handle for vise. Eugene J. Post, of Vienna, N. J.?For im provement in scythe rifles Alpbonse Quantin, of Philadelphia, Pa.? For improved method of bottling fluids under gaseous pressure. Prentice Sargent, of Newburyport, Mass ? For improvement in lamps for burning rosin oil. Geoorge Schuh A Phineas L. Slayton, of Madison, lud ?For improvement in machines for peggii^boots and snoes. Horace B. Simonds, of West Hartford, Vt ? For improved mode of attaching hubs to axles Hiram Smith, of Norwalk, O.?For improve ment in air escapes for pumps Aaron A Thomas S.Smith, of Troy, 111.?For improvement in gang plows. Jeremiah P Smith, of Hummelstown, Pa. For improvement in corn shelters. Abraham Steors, of Medina, 0.?For im provement in tanning appaiatus. Vinienio Squarxa, of New York, N. Y.? For improvement in candle dipping machines. Dauiel and George Tallcot, of Oswego, N. Y.?For improvement in ships' capstans Wm B Tilton, of New York, N. Y.?For improvement in guitars. Andrew L. Wniteley, of St Louis, Mo.? For improved method of adjusting circular saws. Sylvanus H. Whorf, of Roxbury,Mass , and Charles Rice, of Boston, Mass?For improve ment in the application of soles to boots and Bhocs by means of pressure and gutta perch a or other cemcnt. George Woodward, of Brunswick, Me.?F-t improvement in heading bolt* Wm. Yost, of Goshen,0.?For improvement in weighing scale beams. Daniel F. Haa?z, of Philadelphia, Pa.?For improvement in the construction of grand pi anos. Pelatiah M. Hutton, of Troy, N. Y.?For improved mode of constructing oast iron pave

ment. Kt-issve.?David Matthew, of Philadel phia, Pa.?For improvement in spark arres ters. Patented Dec. 31,1840. Extended Dec. 27, 1354 Detigiu.?Samuel D. Vose, of Albany, N. Y.?For design for parlor stoves. Theodore Evans, of New York, N. Y.?For design for the handles of forks and spoons. Arrest of Alleged Mail Robbers at Cum berland.?We learn from the Baltimore Sun that at the instance of Col. JamedL Maguire, the efficient United States special mail agent, two men named George Newell alias Anne ville, and Lloyd Dowdcn, were arrested at Cumberland, Md., on the 20th ult , by the Deputy Marshal for that town, on the charge of committing depredations on the mails pass ing through the Cumberland post offioe. By the way, wo have been asked repeat edly, if this special agent, Col. Maguire, is Lieut James Magmre, of this city. He is not. Col. James L. Maguire, the special agent of the Post Office Department, is a na tive oitiien of Maryland, or of this Distriot, and is one of the best officers in the service. Lieut James Maguire, of this city, has never been employed as a regular agent of tbe De partment; but uu one or two occasions has been ?ent to California, as routo agent, in charge of the mails. Hence the mistake in confounding theso two gentlemen. He is not now connected in any way with tbe Post Of fioe Department. Senator Rusk.?Tbe action of the Senate, yesterday, in so promptly passing tbe bill o^ Senator Rusk, appropriating $80,000, for the fortification of Galveston harbor, shows con clusively the great weight of that gentleman in the national counoils. Tbe passage of such a bill through either House of Congress on the day in which it was introduced, is an occur rence before unheard-of in the legislation of the Government, if we are not greatly mista ken. We cannot doubt that it will shortly pass the House of Representatives, also. President's Receptions.?Tho President will give a public reception at the Executive Mansion on Friday evening of this week as usual, but from that time, until further no tice, the receptions will bo on alternate Fri days, instead of every Friday as heretofore. The Report ?it was understood about the House hall this morning, that ex-Governor Reeder is himself the writer and author of the report of the majority of the elections committee in his case made to-day. Resignation of an Army Officer ?The re signation of Second Lieut. William K. Lear, third artillery, has been accepted by the President, to take effoct April 1, 1856. The Current Operations of the Treasury Department.?On yesterday, 4th of March, there ware of Treasury warrants entered on the books of the Department? For the redemption of Stocks.... $33,014 14 For the Treasury Department... 77,537 07 For the Interior Department 69,985 75 War warrants received and en tered 145,892 46 War repay warrants received and entered 315 38 From miscellaneous sources 90 20 On aoeount of the Navy 99,951 14 CONGRESSIONAL PROCEEDINGS. In the Senate, yesterday, after we went to press, the debate upon the Illinois contested election oase, was continued by Messrs. But ler, Toucey, Seward and Crittenden, in favor of Mr Trumbull's right to the seat, and by Mr. Pugh against it. They then adjourned without taking the final question. In the House, the question was put on the third reading of the deficiency bill; and it was not ordered?yeas 51, nays 110. Mr. Ureenwood moved to reoonsider that vote. On this motion a debate sprung up on the clause of the said bill authorising the Secre tary of the Treasury to close marine hospi tals, and provide otherwise for those entitled to be taken care of in them wherever it may be advisable so to do, in which Messrs. Letch er, Millson, H. Marshall of Kentucky, Green wood, Campbell of Ohio, Phelps, Ready, Orr and Duuu, participated. Mr. (Jroenwood a motion to reconsider the vote rejecting the bill on its third reading being agreed to? Mr. Orr moved to sirike out tbe clause to which we refer above; which being agreed to, as thus amended the said bill was duly passed. And shortly afterwards the House adjourned rraeeettage ef Te-Day. In the Seautte, to-day, after disposing of some usual morning business of no general interest, the Illinois contacted election ease was again taken up, and it was debated by Messrs. Mason, Foot, Pearce, toward, and Adams in favor of the right of Mr. Trumbull to the seat in question, ere we went to press In the Hons*, after the reading of the journal, Mr. Hicknas reported back from the Elections Committee the resolution authori sing the committee to tend for persons and papan in the Kansas oonteeted election cas ?, accompanied by a written argument in furor of ita adoption, in the shape of a majority re port. The Clark baring read this report at length Mr Stephens read from tbe rostrum bis minority (and contrary) report on the said resolution; in which he was engaged when wa went to press. LECTURES?1)R WM BO^D.from New York, baa kindly consented to de liver a count of Scientific Lecture* on Temper ance, on THURSDAY EVENINGS, March Sth, 13th, ?nd 20th; each Lecture to commence at r o'clock. Subjects1. The Philosophy of (Total Abeti r.enee) Chemically and Physiologically dlacusafd. Sd. Alcohol not a creature of natural production. 3d. The Dlaeaaaa arising from lu uae aa a bever age or otherwise An opportunity la now offered to all to bear this truly eloquent and scientific man, a we have fixed the admission at 12K cents Thoee desirous of obtaining a eeat ought to be there soon, as Temperance Hall will ao doubt be crowded. First Lecture Thursday evening of this week. ' ? li A: i!?A regular monthly m?e?ln,{ eld at the Armory on THURS 1GHT, at 7* o'clock. A full nested, as buslneee of interest mar 5~-2t? NATIONAL GREYS, ATTENTION ! You are he.eby notified to attend a regular monthly meetlngof Company THIS (Wed nesday) EVENING,the5th Instant. Th ru eating to be held at Wilson A IIavwood's, on C street, between Sth and 7th streets, at 7 o'clock Punctual attendance Is called for, as business of Importance will b** transacted. By order of Lim. Towkks, Captain. It* JAMES STONE, Secretary. m THE AM PH ION QUARTETTE BAND, of Washington city, will slngat Odd Fellows' Hall every night during tbe week, commencing en Wedneaday night, far the benefit of the Lutheran Church holding the Fair there Ther receive nothing for themselves The Brass Bana will play between the vocal performances, mar 4?4t .UNITARIAN FAIR.?THE LADIES of thla Church propoae to open a Fair at the room over Farnham'a Bookstore, corner 11th ?treat and Pa. avenue, on TUESDAY EVEN ING, March 4th. Donatlona may be sent to thst roam or to the store of Messrs. Fowler A Webb, Odd Fellows' Hall, 7th street. mar 3?3t PRESIDENT'S MOUNTED GUARD, Attention !?A regular monthly m^ln' will be held a""* * 'DAY NIGH' attendance Is requests-, will be brought before the meeting. By order: JOS. PECK, mar 3?3t * Captain. MONTGOMERY GUARDS. ATTEN TION ?Yon are hereby notified to attend a regular monthly meeting of the Compaav on WEDNESDAY EVENING, the Mb Instant. Punctual attendance la called for, as business of Importance will be transacted. By order of Capt Bit: mar3?3t THOS. McENlRY, Secretary. ?-^S?LADlE8 FAIR FOR THE BENEFIT VsS of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, corner of H and Eleventh streets, will be held every evening durlne the weak, eommenelng oa MON DAY, March 3d, at Odd Fallows' Ball, 7th st As usual every aecommodation usual at Pairs will be provided. A Band of Music will be in attendance every evening. Come one, some all. fcb2B?dt?mar SMITHSONIAN LECTURES?A 'Course of Lectures will be delivered by the Rev. John Loan on the Grandeur and Pall of the French Bourbon Monarchy, commencing on Wwdneeday Evening. February 27th. SUBJICTS. LeetureS. Tuesday. March 4 ' T<ouis AT and tbe causee which undermined tbe .Monarchy." Lectofe 4 Wedneaday, March 5. 'Mirabeeu and the developments of the Freneh revolution." Lecture j Thursday, March 6 "Napcfleon Bo naparte and the results of tbe revolution " The Leetares wMl com mence at 8 o'clock. The public are rospeotfully Invited. feb2S-10t Fur. sale.?a good strong work Horse. Works well In any kind of?V-_ harness Also, one or two good Wagons. suitable for a butcher or trader, or ice wagon Ap ply to J AS ROBERTSON, Agent, No. So Pros pect street, Georgetown rear S?3t? Lost.?on the west side of sev enth street, between Pennsylvania and Msssa cbnsetts avenues, a light brown PUR VICTO RINE. lined with purple silk. Any one return ing It to Mrs POLLARD WEBB, at the Wash ington House, corner Fenn. avenue and 3d street, will be suitably rewarded. marS-3t SKETClf HOOK OF MEISTER KARL. byC.G I.eland, f 1 25. The Way of Salvation, by Albert Barnes. St The Ocesn, illustrated, by P. H Gosse. 91. Tales from the German, by W H Turness, 75c. mar 5?tr FRANCE TAYLOR. NOW THE SNOW IS THAWIK0! The lakes are overflowing with Bouqurta of Real and Artificial FLOWERS, with PERFUMERY. FANCY GOODS, MUSICAL BOXES. CLOCKS. STA TIONERY, Ac , AC. OPERA GLASSES for sale or rent. At THE LAKES, mar 5 504 Pa av., nsar Adam's Express. [Union, Globe, A Intelligence j FOR SALE. Fifteen hundredcordspine wood standing. situated on| tbe Potomac AA near the mouth cf Wicomico River andWw Neal's Creek A vessel drawing an eai>v^*? draught of wjter can go in tbe creek, or anchor within forty yards of the landing. The land Is level and tbe farthest to haul is not half a mile. Terms accommodating. Address JOHN E N E A L. at Stanislaus Murray's. Louisiana avenue, mar 5??efiw* Q Cfk K E W A R D?RANAWAY FROM the subscriber, living near Washington cltv, on Friday morning. February 2Vth, negro boy ANT HON Y L E W IS. He is *0 years of age; abont 5 feet 11 inches high; stout and well made and lisps a little; had on when he left home a cloth cap, green overcoat with velvet collar, black frock coat, and dark pantaloons. I will give S25 If taken within 20 rut lea of Washington! or S50 if taken elsewhere; in either case he must be se cured in jail B.S.YOUNG, mar 5?St* SPRING GOODS. JOHN H. SMOOT, No. US South slie Bridge street, near High. Georgetown. D. C has re ceivedhls First Instalment of SPRING GOODS, sul ed to the early demand. Plain cols all wool Mous de Laines. Plain Black Silks, all grades. Plain French Procolesor Cambrics, White and colored figured Brllliantes, 100 pieces English and American Calicoes, *U pieces Manchester and Domestic Ginghams, 25 pieces White Cambrics and Jaconets. 50 pieces Checked and Plain Musltns. 25 pieces Richardson and Barklie's Irish Linens, #10 pieces soft-finished Shirting Cotton, 12,^c. New York. Bates and Wamasutta Mills do., Heavy bleached and brown Sheeting Cottons, Toweling, Table Damasks, and Napkins, Ladles and Gents Linen Cambric Handkerchiefs, Heavy Osnaburg Prints and Striped Osnaburgs, Mixed Denims and twilled and jplain do Also, Whaleltone and Manilla Corded Sk rts, White and slate colored do . with other seasonable goods, to which large ad ditions will soon be made from the latest arrivals in New York and Philadelphia. Cash and prompt paying customers are solicited to call early. (mar 5) J. H S. MIST SOUTH WORTH'S NEW BOOR, INDIA, just published and for sale at SHILLINGTON'S Bookstore. " ' India; tbe Pearl of Pearl River.' taking It ah in all, is the best woik Mrs. Southworth has yet written. It is one prtat merit in her fictions that they faithfully delineate life and manners without entering on vexed social, religious, or political Issues. In - India,' the reader will find a vivid delineation of the Southwest. But this is not all; the characters are boldly drawn, the in cidents natural. and the action or the story rapid and absorbing. The two heroines are finely con trasted. Tbe hero is a noble creation, strong of will, earnest in purpose, firm for the right, and persevering to the end io whatever he believes to be justice and truth We cannot recall, in any late work, a character so Ideally lofty, yet so faithful to reality. Tbe heroic spirit In which he goes west, abandoning the luxuries he had been accustomed to. and settling down in his rude log hut. determined to conquer fortune with his own good right hand, is. Indeed, the true type of a self-Telylng American. No fiction of Mis South worth's bears such proofs of careful finish. It ought on those several accounts to have a popu larity unrivalled by any of her former works, spite of the Immense circulation they have at tained " All or any of Mrs South worth's other works can be had at SHILLINGTON'S Booksell ng and Stationery establishment. Odeon building. Fenn avenue, corner 4# a treat. mar 5? 3t INFANT SCHOOL, lie generally, thatabc haa opcfdan INFANT SCHOOL at her reaUeacs oa K, between 7ik and 8th streets, Ne. S3, for which she solicits their patronage. Also, Koojis to let, furm?hed or unfurnished, without board. mar 4?eo?.* AMUSEMENTS. NATION* l< THCATRK, KUNKELA CO l.h*KW JOHN T FORD SOLE MANAGER Also Of Holllday-atreet. Baltimore and Marshall Tbeatie. Richmond. Va. THIS (WEDNESDAY) EVENING. March S, frit and ealy appearance of tbe fst^lrmt Ing and talented Commedienne. KISS MAGGIE M ITCH K LL! The performance will (for the Int time here) with the new comedy er titled. THK LITTLC TRKAHRK ! Bert rude, the little treasure.... Miss M Mitchell. To be fcUowtd by aa entire new fame. expressly for Alias Mitchell, entitled, KATHY VtHIKL! Kathy O'Shlel Mies Maggie Mitchell. Concluding with the ndm'.rablo d amn termod THK MIDDY AIMORC! Harry Halcyon Miss Maggie M itchell C7" See bills of the ddy Paicas or AnmnionTo Boxes aad Far quette 60 ceoti; Family Circle and Galleries tS oenta. No extra charge for Reserved Seats. Box Sheet opoa from ie until fte'eloek. Bon Office op#n every day. It GRAND MAIUI EKADK AND FANCY UKMS DALL AT VORREST HALL, GEORGETOWN. A VRAND MASQUERADE WILL BR given on THURSDAY, March ?tk tl the above named Rail. under the personal direction of Slg. M ON TP LA 11A R No petns will be spared to naake It one at the m ?t pleasant of the season. Tickets ON K DOLLAR?to be had at tbe door or principal Hotels The Police will be la attendance to prseeree order. fete 9S?tb K"? CAST-OFF CLOTHING ll'OHT AND SOLD AT 71 LOUISIANA Avenue, opposite bo!meed's grocery, near Prtnmes's. A a drees ferough peet oAoe to " Mr, Tailor." mar )>iaa BONNETS AND RIBBONS. WB ARENOW RECEIVING OUR FIRST Spring supply of Bonnets and K lb ilnifs. Tarltons. Florences. 1*^ WW's bons. Bonnet Linings. Tarltons, F lore noes, Crapes, Ac , and ahall continue to receive, sll the new styles of BONNETS and Childi FLATS aad BATS, as they arrive from the man ufafltnrtrs. W r.6AN A SON. mar 3 ftt 323 south side Pa ev., near 7th at DESTINY D KM ON ST RAT KM BY THK PLANETS tiR ASTROLOGY. PROF'R SYLYESTER CONTINUED TO Foretell all Particular Events of Human Life, such aa Love, Marriage Deecrlptlon of Persons. Riches, Buslnees. FiFend?, Rights, Claims, nnd Deeds of Property; all kinds of speculations, Law Suits, Gain or Loee: of Sickaees. all kinds of Dis tempers cared in quick time. Terms: Fifty Cents, male or female, People o1 Color, Twenty-Five Cents. No. 137 B street, opposite the Smithsonian, oa he le^pad. mar 3-lme SINOINO AND FLUTE LESSONS. MR WILLIAM PALMER, Profeeaor of Sing ing, Ac , having been Induced to accouipatiy his nephew (Mr. Henry Palmer, the eminent pi anist,) on his return te this coun'rv, and to take op his residence in thl? city, will be happy to re oelve pupils for instruction either In tflnglng or in the art of Flute Playing, having been associ ated with the best Pro/lessors in Europe, studied under ? revel 1!, the great vosal master In London, and under C. Nicholson, the renowned flutist. For terms, Ac., apply to him, by note or other - wlae, at his residence at Mrs. Smith's, No. 533 F street. au *? ?tf Fresh shad and ko? r ruH <t*e first of the season) from the waters of the Potomac - Will be^V9!>?? served up to ?uy. at the National ha'lag Houee. eo ner or 0th stnet and Pennsylvania avenue, a very fine large fresh ROCK FISH, weighing 90 , lbs.; CHOWDER, Ac ; together with ail the de llcacles of the season tn the greatest variety, and of the very ??<M quality and at tbe shortest notice. The proprietors are determined that no effort shall be wanting on their pert to maintain tbe long-established reputation which this house has enjoyed fer superiority tn Its line to any other In this cit\r. WM CORE A CO , marl?lw ProprlKors ASUFERB Fi A A O , OF BACON A RA ven's celebrated manufactory, re fj/fj eelved on Saturday, and will be' eclSj | f fTI low Also, on hand, Pianos, 0 ft#. end 7, octaves, from tte renowned establishments of Hallet. I>n vis. A Co , Boston; Light A Newton, New fork, and Rnat* A Qaehle, Baltimore , to all of whloh we invite the attention of purchasers, assuring them that they will tnd it to their advaatege to oall before purchasing Old Instruments or icy kind taker: in exchange for Pianos Remember No 306 Pa. avenue, between O.h and 10th streets, thegrsat Piano, Music and Fan cy Goods Store of JNO. F. ELLIS mar 3 NEW OOODS l-NEW UVUDI! WE ARE NOW RECEIVING ? LARGE assortment of Bleached and Brews Shirt ing and Sheeting Cottons: Shirting and Fancy Pnnts ; Blue Osnaburg Prints; Striped dsns - burg*. Penn Plaid Cottons, shirting, checks aad stripes, Apron Checks; Tickings; heavy twilled Cottons ; twilled Cotton Osn&burg ; Osnal-urg Cottons. Raven Duck. Kentucky Jeans, Blue Drills, Blue Denims. ALSO? Berk lie, Young, and Robinson's superior makes of Irish Linens. Linen Shedings. P: low oase Linen, Linen Damask, Line* Tat e Covers, Napkins, Dog lee, Crash. Ac. ALSO? JAP Boats. Dick A Son and Brooke's Spoo's Cotton, Linen and Cotton Floss, Tidy and Knitting Cotton, French Working Cotton ALIO? A very large assortment of Cotton Hosiery and ?loves, all of which will be so d at Whole ? sale and Retail, and very low prices. W. EGAN A SON. ?ar3 ftt 3*3 ecutb side Pa. av., near 7th st. WILL LEAVE SEOETLyT" MADAME R. respectfully infirms the public in general, that she will give hiberna tion in all the Aflhirs relating to Life, Health Wealth. Mandages, Love, Journeys. law Suits, DiBeulties In Bnslnees, Absent Friends. Sickness and Death, and in respect to all other sukfeets She Is, also, able to tell the agea of persons by reading numbers She oan be consult** ?t aQ hours of the day and evening Her name la on the door?et No. Wt 13th street oerner of D, on the left hand side. Gentlemen to its and ladies M fob: LOST?A PAIR OF PLAIN (MILD KAK Kings, on High or Bridge street. Georget'n. The flndw will be liberally rewarded by leaving them at this office or at Mr. J L. CA'i BCAKT ? on High streat. directly opposite Foorth. mar 3-lw* f. Astray dou.-came to the sub scrlber, residing on 8th street. ( second door from G. which the owner oan have by proving property and pay ing for this advertisement. mar 3-3t* OEOBGE FIKBERT COPARTNERSHIP. I HAVE THIS DAY ASSOCIATED WITH me C. Strlbling. under the name of HOW ELL A STRIBL1NG. for the transaction of tbe whole sale Grocery, Flour and General Commission Business. All parties Indebted are requested to call prompt ly and settle their accounts, by cash or no?i"s te enable me to cloee the busl ness of the c Id con - cern 8 H HOWELL, mar 1?dlOt Georgetown, D - C. P. NENBINO, ARCHITECT AND SUP E HI XT END EST, WILL FURNISH PLANS AND SPECIFI CATIONS for buildings of every descrip tion, aad superintend their ereetion If r*S?'red. Designs tor public snd private Buildings, Counting Bouses Churehes. Monuments Alee, Wo.king Drawings for bellders will be caiefUllv executed at reasonable teems OBce tlft F s'ree , north side, between 14th and lftth, Washington D C mar I-!? CASH ! -CASH !!?CASH I!! aaa aaa ?A GENTLEMAN W ILL BE ifiU?vUvi In Washington Wednesdsv, Thursday, and Friday, 5th, ftth and 7th Mar-h, and will purchase BOORS, PICTURES. FUR NITURE, CLOTHING, Ac , and will gt-?e s high price fbr the mnie Those having wb to dispose of will Please address 4? P i'P RniVtF Star OBce. and it will be attended to All prr sons having old Books loitering about their hou??s may now sell them to advantage ma* 1 - 3" (g?Mfc "" "? ?"????" FLl ID BANUPAtTURY. THE ATTENTION OF DEALERS U celled to the fast that my facilities are such that I ean supply them wita El'HKKIAL OIL st as low a price and on aa geod terms as sny boees In Baltimoreur elsewhere. Tbe quality af m?OU Is surpaesed by none. ? ALCOHOL. CAMPilENE, TURPENTINE, whole*ale or retail, at the very lowest prices i. R HcGRECOR, mir 3?tawlm Ne. 631 tmsDe*^ A SHOW CASE FUR SALH at ELLIS'S, Ht fa. eyeaae.J