Newspaper of Evening Star, March 14, 1856, Page 2

Newspaper of Evening Star dated March 14, 1856 Page 2
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EVENING STAR. WASHINGTON cTttT FRIDAY March 14, 1M6. m'PTi?konld b? handed In by '!?ki,T,lb,? m,y ITT" Aoemts ton tii Stab.?The following persons are authorized to oontract for the ni . l<mo' advertisements in Taa 8ta a : rk\ladtlpk\a~\ B Palmer, northwest cor ner of Fifth and Cheetnut etreets. Y?rk?S. M. Pbttiwoill k. Co., Nassau street. Bottom?V. B. Palmer, Scollay's Building IHF Job Printi**.?Our friends and patrons are notified taat we are now prepared to execute every kind of Jou Pai.iTiife with despatch and In the best manner, at prices as low as In anv other office in Washington. Job Printers are also aotiled that we are prepared to do everv dewcrin tlon of press-work that can be executed on double cylinder and Adun*' power-pressee. So alun has the Star otEeea Book Bindery connected with LV SI'S t0 t<irn out t*00* blndinir ColumUv p 10 ott? ^ the District 5 SPIRIT OF THE MORNING PRESS. The Intelligent elaborately reviews the hcjitment question in an article of great power most gracefully written, wherein the editor adheres to his previously published views against the course of the Administration throughout the tmbrogUo. The Union announces a call for a Maryland Democratic State Convention, on Wednesday the 30th of April next, at Baltimore, to norni nate an electoral ticket, Ac. The Unxon alio shows the false pretence involved in clothing Andrew Jackson Donelson with the akin of the dead lion?Jaokaon. Fiwahclal.?Wm. H. Qarland, the im peached defaulting treasurer of New Orleans, is said to have pocketed oyer two hundred thousand dollars from the city treasury : '.L1 h* Emperor Eugene, 'tis said, Two hundred dollars cfien paid For flowers frcm a fain* far land; But Ntw Orleans can latrlv boast It gl *?s?a iomewhat blgi.'er coat? 'lwo hundred thousand for a Garland!" A Deserved Compliment.?We find the following notice of one of our most enterpri sing busicess men, in a letter from this city, published in the Montgomery Mail: .'?Joe Shillington, the celebrated literary king of our metropolis, corner of 4* street and Pennsjlvaria avenue, has fitted up his shanty in a style of magnificence equal to any m the Lnited States Ail the magazines and newspapers, both foreign and domestic, as well as the choice literary publications of tha daycare supplied by Joe, who is a clever, persevering and go-ahead individual." The sectioral Qcirrel between the Bos Post and the Ac* Orleans Picayune is kept up with great spirit, but the present cold snap had rather 14 tuckered out" the gallant northerner. He *ajs in Tuesday's Post, after quoting the thermometer at seven degrees be low zero : "We see by the New Orleans Picayune of February 2Vth that the editors of that paper have caught two honey bees, and placed them between the leaves of a blank book. We have caught an almighty bad cold, and are otm pelled to place it between thick blankets ' and presume our '-catch ' will leave a worse sting than will the Louisiana bee !" Hebrew Ball.?We find in our New Or leans exchanges glowing accounts of the eleventh annual fancy-ball given by the He brew Benevolent Society of that city. Of the many feativites of the like character in that region of social amusement, few if any enjoy a higher reputation or are more deserving thereof The event is looked forward to for one half the year, and remembered the other; not only by those fair faces which make its charm and attractiveness, but also by others who have small opportunity besides, for seeing how the olive of Palestine and Europe pre serves its tone in America; how the black ?J** which Scott s Rebecca have made immor tal glow when transplanted to tho new world. PERSONAL. ....Bishop Potter is recovering his health in Florida. .... Lieut Buck, of H. M. ship Ferret, has been tried by court-martial, and dimissed from the service for disobedience, .... Braham, the singer, was the aon of a German Jew named Abraham, and formed his owa name by cutting off the first lotter. .... Com Wilkes and lady, with Captains Balis, Sterett and Gibion. U. S N , are in this city, at Willarda' Hotel. ....Mr. Paine cleared S35.000 out of the last operatic season in Boston, which made ud hia losses hi New York. .?v- Bourcicault has relinquished the man agement of the New Orleans Gaiety Theatre to Mr. Crisp, the popular actor. ....Father O'Callahan. Catholic priest at Holyoke. has published a book against usury or the taking or giving of any interest what ever. ....Eliaa Woodworth, master mechanic of the Nova Scotia railroad, wa? killed near Halifax last week. Mr. W. was a M&ssachu aetts man. .... Master Winfield Scott Worth was pre sent at the recent eupper given by the "Al bany Worth Guarda, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of bis lamented father s death. ....Rev, Eleaier Williams, the "Bourbon " is a petitioner before the New York L^giala ture for services rendered in the war of 1812 by request of Gov. Tompkins. ?v**AI ?eT rMr" Wr.'8ht> missionary among the Ojibwa Indians, in the northern section of Minnesota, reports great scarcity of food in that region. * * * ?*r, James Robb, of New Orleans, has published a pamphletcontaining six letters on iha subject of" Internal Improvemei.ts in the Southwestern States," addressed to Governor Wickliffe. . ...Vestvali has created such a sensation in Mexico that she can t get away. A benefit a abort time since yielded S5.500 She has been liberally provided with iunda t> manage the Gratd National Theatre, and has accepted the trust r ....M Yvun, the painter, the author of a wen known picture representing the scene of the retreat of Marshal Ney from Kuasia has been commiMioeed by the Minister of State iL C/T?a' make 'tudies for a grand picture of the taking of the Malakoff Goudouneche, an ex-Profraxrr of the University ,f Paris 'and r" fhe 3kor of a literary journal called the A^r ir h ?? bLn aenteneed to three Months imnri*, ? . / having cried ?' Vive ia LibeT on tl of the funeral of M Dav?d (d Angers > i I th? Tor? h*?ter, and Pha lon, the barber, are about building for them aelvaa a splendid yacht. She is to be oalltd the 8t Nicholas, In honor of the hotel, where they both have establishments Phalon bus added an additional sixpence to the price of ?having, (it is now eighteen cents.) and Geniu will probably put on an extra half dollar on hia hate, to meet the expenses of summer di versions ....Mr Christopher D Seropyan. of New Haven, has recently invented a process which furnishes a complete safeguard against coun ter*ilting in any of its f>rm? The face of the bill ih first covered with achemicel prepa ration of a light yellow tint, leaving the de notation of the bill in letters of the oriei ual color of the paper The plate printing*.1 then done with bluiah black ink, which has the peculiarity i/ penetrating the paper, and of being translucent wh#n between the tjt and the light. WMHIWOTOl! HEWS AWD OOSSIP. The Committee on Military Affairs ?Mr. Speaker Banks hai taken due oare to aboli tionise the Military Affairs Committee, though to accomplish that end he has been forced to overlook every member except one, who from serving personally in the field, has become practically acquainted with military matters. The " Cnlled Bredren," though great advo oates for Sbarpe's rifles in Kansas, are famous for being possessed of constitutional horror of associations likely to afford them opportuni ties to become personally acquainted with military matters. They are, as a olass, gen tlemen of brave words, indeed, in debate. But we have yet to hear of the flrst occasion in which any one of them has gone through the apprenticeship, even in reading, likely to make him particularly qualified to aid in guiding and directing the notion of Congress on the military affairs of the government. Gen. John A. Quitman, of Mississippi, is very appropriately at the head of this com mittee. After his distinguished services at head of his brigade throughout the Mexican war, he could not have been placed, with de cency. any where else than in that position, notwithstanding his politics. As a soldier, all the world know him; as a legislator, be may be classed among the most ardent States rights Democrats of the Ilouse ; his peculiar sohool of Democratic politics being of the Cal houn or South Carolina order. His address is capital as an orator, though his voice is not good. His speeches show him to be the pos eeseor of a cultivated mind, and of sentiments on all things guided wholly by a nice sense of right and wrong He Is very effective in the Hall, because ho is eminently sensible in all he does there, and, withall, scrupulously just in his views. Mr. John Allison, of Pennsylvania, is an old member. A lawyer by profession, he en tered Congress originally a Whig, but has gradually become a follower of Mr. Giddings, as that gentleman's school of politics has been gradually coming into favor in the North. His experience in the Hall gives him great weight with his party, few of whom are effective legis lative attorneys. He is a gentleman of good abilities, and makos his points in debate well; though he usually contrives to occupy so ul tra grounds as that none others except those who are his particulnr political friends can coincide with him. Mr. William R. Sapp, of Ohio, was also a member of the last House, though a quiet one. Ho is a lawyer by profession, and a man of sense. Originally a Whig, he is now a Republican-party man, going all lengths with Messrs. Giddings, Ac. He makes no pretensions to be a general debater, but al ways transacts the business he undertakes in the Hall in a business-like way. and with much success Mr. Charles J. Faulkner, of Virginia, was also a member of the last Congress, and nfter the withdrawal of Col. Bissell, of Illinois, be came the chairman of the Military Affairs Committee, to the business of which he has long devoted himself with great energy, in dustry, and success. No gentleman has dis charged the duties of the position more satis factorily to all interested in the efficiency of the army, in twenty-five years past, than Mr Faulkner. He is a lawyer by profession, and politically is a Democrat. He is a man of quite as much erudition and general attain ments as any other member of the House, having been long a bard student As a de bater he acquits himself with great credit, though he avoids, as far as possible, interfer ing in the proceedings of the body, except where his constituents or State may be inter ested. or in conneetion with matters appro priately appertaining to the business of his committee. Mr. John Williams, of New York, is a new member. At home he has been a merchant miller, we believe, rather than a lawyer. Mr. W. has not yet essayed to make a speeoh in the Hall, and, we fancy, makes no pretensions tj oratory. He has, however, evinced fine capacities for business, and is exceedingly popular with his fellow members, which he will doubtless turn to advantage fur the in terest of his constituents. Politically, ho is one < f the staunchest Democrats in the cham ber. Mr. Benjamin Stanton, of Ohio, was a mem ber of the last Congress. He entered public life a follower of Mr. Giddings, and has been that| gentleman's right-hand man up to this time He is a lawyer, professionally, and a member of good abilities ; but so ultra in his abolitionism, as that his capabilities avail him little for effectiveness. Mr. Jumes W. Denver, of California, is a new member, and a Democrat. He is a gen tleman of few words and exoellent sense. We predict for him a careor of great usefulness for his State, as he has already achieved un usual weight with all his fellow members who have coinc to know him well, without trou bling the House for twenty minutes since the session opened. So much for his so evident great sagacity and discretion. iMr. James Buffington, of Massachusetts, also a new member, is a merchant by profes sion, and was a Whig formerly. Now he pro fesses to be a member of the Know Nothing party, and will go Republicanism with reluc tance, we take it. He may not now be inclined to support Fillmore and Donclson ; but we know that tbo wing of his party at home with whom be has so far acted?the anti-Wilson wing?is rapidly organising in favor of the Philadelphia nomination; and we presume that when he finds that he must go over to the Republican organisation or stand with the supporters of F. and D., he will be found with the latter. His experience as a business man bids fair to make him a very serviceable member, bis address being such as to concili ate all towards him with whom he is thrown in contact. Mr. Cadwalader C. Washburne, of Illinois, is a lawyor by profession; though of late years he has devoted his attention principally to lumber getting. Like bisbrothers, from Maine and Illinois, ho is sharp and shrewd, and has given over Whiggery for intense Abolitionism. He is doubtless capable of making an effective member in the transaction of the business of legislation. As jet he has not favored the House with a specimen of his ability us a debater. It Don t Pay?Last night it was very geuerally conceded among the public men who congregate in the usual places for ex changing opinions, in this city, that "shriek ing for Freedom'* over the Kansas contested election case in the course of the debate whioh it is proposed to bring to a close to day, has signally failed to pay. Or, in other words, that the result of the debate has been to make it so plain, that all now comprehend the fact that the cause of those who dub themselves the Free State party of Kansas, has nctbirg whatever but the perversion of truth and aheer pretences to depend on. Not a single item of proof of the truth of the allegations on which the power to send for persons and papers is asked, has been attempted to be ad duced by any one of the many gentlemen who have advocated the adoption of the resolution to that end. The unsupported Assertions of the partiian writers for the New York Tribune and Timet, so often and so completely exploded by the publication of refutations direct from Kansas, form the whole of the testimony on which power U asked to enable the abolition Com inittee of Elections to pay for the services of the gang ef wandering abolitionists, who, after spending some months in Kansas, doing their best to set quiet people by the ears there, are now beggiag money and Sharpe's rifles throughout the non-slaveholding States, to turn the trouble they have made in the Terri tory into treason. Up to this time, these po litical adventurers have lived on the contri butions of the credulous They now seek to get quartered on the Treasury, by being sent for to attend the Elections Committee as wit- I ne8scs in the Kansas election ease during most of the approaching Presidential canvass; and and they propose to devote all their time when bore to the work of gratuitously writing to abolition newspapers against the South, and such Northern members as decline be coming identified with the Republican party Such is the explanation of the persons and papers dodge, contrived only to accomplish that particular end. As we remark above, its supporters have lost ground woefully throughout tho debate because that has made it plain that their oase is a mere budget of the sheerest false pretences. We have no idea that their reso lution can possibly command the support of a majority of the House, though it is very probable that a commission will be sent to Kansas to take testimony. The result of their journey will be more fully to expose the con spiracy and intrigues of the emigrant aid so cieties and the Abolitionists in the Territory' to carry their points by frauds, misrepresent ation.*, and violence. The New Election Law?Herewith we publish at length tho bill to regulate elections in this city, reported yesterday by Mr. Meacham from the House Committee on the District of Columbia, and made a special crder for Tuesday next: A Bill defining the rlehtscf voters and theduties (t commissioners of elections In the city of Washington, and for other purposes, Be tt enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after the passage of this act every free white male resident of the city of Washing ton. (vagrants, paupers, felon*, and person* non compos mentis excepted.) who shall have resided in the said city one year immediately preceding the dav r>f election, and who shall be a citizen of tfce United States and twonty ono years of age at the time he offers to vote, and shall have paid the school-tax. and all taxos on personal property due from him. shall be entitled to vote in the ward of which bo shall have been for one month previous to the day of election, and is on the day thereof, a bona-fido resident, for Mayor, member* of tba Board ot Aldermen and Common Council, Register. Collector, Surveyor, Assessors, and' such other officer? as may hereafter be made elective: Provided, That in all cases where tho persou so otherwise entitled and offering to vote, shall not have been resident of the particular ward in which ho is resident bona fide upon the day of election for tho space of one month immediately previous thereto, that then such pcr?on shall be entitled to vote in tho ward in which he last previously resided. Sec. 2 And be it further enacted, That no person shall be allowed to vote at any elec tion as aforesaid, unless he shall have been returned on the books of the corporation of said city as subject to a school-tax ; and it shall bo the duty of tho register of said city, in addition to the names of persons so re turned by the assessors of said city, upon sat isfactory proof under oath, to be administered by some justice of tho peace of the county of Washington, that the name of any such per son has been accidentally or wilfully omitted from i-aid books, to place the same thereon at ai.y time after he shall havo received said books from the assessors, up to ten days be fore the said election; and in case any such person shall be absent from tho city at said time, or under twenty-one years of age, and his name in conscqucnco thereof be omitted from said books, then upon his return, or be coming of age at anv time after the day of registration, and before the day of said elec tion, and upon satisfactory proof thereof mado as aforesaid, the said register shall place the name of such person so returning on said books And if any person shall knowingly swear falsely in tho premises, he shall upon indictment and conviotion thereof before any court competent to try the same, be adjudged guilty of wilful and corrupt perjury, and pun ished accordingly. F Sec. 2 And be it further enacted, That if any commissioner of elections shall rofuse to receive the vote of a person possessing the legal qualifications to vote at such election, as prescribed in the first and second sections of this act, when called upon so to do, or shall in any other manner hinder or prevent the legal exercise of the elective franchise in said city of Washington, he shall, upon indictment and conviction thereof before the Criminal Court of the District of Columbia, be subject to imprisonment in the county jail for a period of time not exceeding six months and to a fine not exceeding two hundred dollars in each case, at the discretion of the court, and shall thereafter be ineligible to any office under the city Corporation, besides being liable in dam ages to the party whose vote shall be so re jected. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the penalties prescribed in the foregoing sections of this act shall apply to any commissioners or other person appointed to superintend an election who may wilfully and knowingly re oefve, or permit to be received, the vote of any person not legally authorized to vote; and also to any person or persons who may wilful ly disturb, molest, hinder, or interfere with said commissioners while in the discharge of their duties, or who may wilfully disturb, mo lest, hinder, or interfere with any voter while at or going to the polli, and also to any per son or persons who majr vote illegally or more than once at any municipal election ; and, in making the returns of any election to the Register of the city, the commissioners, or other persons appointed to superintend said election, shall also make a return of all the ballots oast on the oooasion, to be securely kept for a period of at least two years. Sec. 5 And be it further enacted. That in the joint meeting of the Board of Aldermen and Common Council for the appointment of commissioners of elections, as provided in the sixth section of the act approved May fif teenth, eighteen hundred and twenty, entitled ''An act to incorporate the inhabitants of the city of Washington and to repeal all aots heretofore passed for that purpose," no mem ber of either board shall be entitled to vote for more than two of the three commissioners to be elected for each ward or election pre einct. and in all cases the three persons having the highest number of votes shall be declared duly elected. Sec. tl. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the city corporation to provide at least two eleotion precincts in each ward, to appoint commissioners to superintend elections in the same, and to adopt such other regulations as may be necessary to give full force and effect to this section. Sec 7 And be it further enacted, That it snail h? the duty of the Register of the oity to furnish the commissioners of elections in ?acn ward er election precinot, previous to openmg tke noils at every election, a list of P**ao?e who shall have paid the taj^es due from them, as provided in the flrat andaecom seotions of this ?ct, so as to facilitate said commissioners in the discharge of their du t'e8,i Provided, however. That thi# section ?nail not have the effect to cxclade from voting ??euwh<V Pos"*Ming the Qualifications re quired bj the first aection oT thia act, ihal exhibit ? receipt showing all taxea doe from him to hare been paid. Sec. 8 And be vt furtfur enacted, That at all eleotions to be held in the oity of Wash ington for municipal officers the polls shall be opened at seven o'clock a. m., and closed at ?even o'clock p m., and that all acta and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed. The Louisiana Democratic State Conven tion.?The following dispateh from the Lou isiana Democratic State Convenion, reached us yesterday evening. It is from a private source : Baton Rouoo, La., Maroh 13, 1856.?The State Convention has eleoted anti-Buchanan delegates to the Cincinnati Convention. In the contcst for delegates for the State at large, Soule led one ticket and Slidell the other. The Soule ticket is eleoted by about fifty ma jority. Appointed.?Mr. William Flinn, of Pa., haa been appointed to a temporary aecond-olass clerkship in the Pension Office; salary $1,400 per annum. M S. Esminger is appointed local mail agent at Cairo, 111., in place of W. A. Hacker' resigned. J. Whitcomb Ash ton, route agent on the line from Portsmouth, Va., to Weldon, N. C., in place of William H. Daughtrey, deceased ; salary S^OO a year. Mr Ashton is a young man who has hitherto held a clerkship at a small compensation in the Portsmouth pest

office, and during the prevalence of the yel low fever there last season he remained with true heroic courage constantly at his post. The Current Operations of the Treasury Department.?On yesterday, 13th of March, there were of Treasury warrants entered on the books of the Department? For the redemption of Stocka.... $ 11,370 30 For the Treasury Department... 885 00 For the Interior Department 355.274 12 For Customs 52,432 86 War warrants received and en tered...... 32.749 27 rrom miscellaneous sources 250 62 From Customs 25,568 53 On account of the Navy 14,315 26 CONGRESSIONAL PROCEEDINGS In the Senate, yesterday, after we went to press, the resolution of Mr. Bigler, instruct ing the Library Committee to inquire into the expediency of subscribing for 5,000 copies of Dr. Kane's forthcoming Arctic expedition work at S5 per copy, and Mr. Brodhead'a substitute therefor, to appropriate $25,000 for the benefit of Dr. Kane, were debated be tween Messrs Seward and Brodhead for the substitute, and Mr. Bigler for the original resolution Mr Bigler. at last accepted the amendment, and pending the question on it, the morning hour expired The bill to increase the efficiency of the ' army was again taken up The question pending was on the motion of Mr. /file to strike out the proviso. Mr. Brown resumed and concluded the re marks eomuieneed by him a day or two since an the subject of British recruiting in the united States. He sustained with much elo quence and ability the position assumed by Mr Marcy and Mr. Buchanan in relation to this topic ; and paid deserved compliments to the State papers on the American side of the jontroveray. Mr. Mallory agreed with the views exnreds s-t by the senator from Mississippi. He did not believe thnt there would bo any war with England ; there ought to be none ; but if war "hould occur, our resources would be unlimit ed. He alluded to the action of the Spanish government in 1S4S, when tho English minis ter was ordered to quit the capital within forty-ei?;ht hours, or sooner if possible, for in terfering with the domestic concerns of the Spanish government. There could be no im propriety in sending home the British minis ter under our present circumstances. Without taking the question, the further :onsideration of the bill and proposed amend ment was then r.ostponed for the day. Mr. Brodheai's bill constituting aiiy two of the judges of the Claims Court a quorum for the transaction of business, and authoriting the appointment of an assistant solicitor thereto, was next discussed by many mem bcrs, after which tho bill was packed; and then they adjourned. In the House, discussion on the resolution luthorixing the Elections Committee to send for pers<ins and papers in the Kansas oon tested election was continued by Messrs. Purvianco and Todd for it, and Messrs. Har ris of Illinois, and Letcher against it. Mr. Washburn, of Maine, next obtainad tho floor, when the House adjourned. Pr?c?edis(i of To-Day. In tho Senate, to-day, after the presenta tion of petitions, ?fco., and after sundry other morning business was transacted? Mr Johuson reported back from the Print ing Committee the resolution to print 62 000 copies of tho majority and minority reports of the Territorial Committee on the Kansas ques tion, with an amendment substituting 31 000 for the propoeed 62,000 extra copies thereof, and providing that the two reports shall be printed in one document. On the question of agreeing to this resolu tion, Mr. Trumbull addressed the Senate in favor of the views presented in the minoritv report. J In the House, numerous bills and resolu tions wero introduced and referred, among them one by Mr. Oliver, of N. Y., which was adopted, as follows: Resolved, That the Secretary of the Inte rior be directed to communioate to this House in connection with hi> response to the resolu tion regarding the expense of completing tho bridge at the Little Falls, passed on the 10th mat., what sum of money would bo required to build a new bridge opposite Georgetown, or, if the purchase of the right of way over the piers of tho Aqueduct be deemed by him more economical, what sum will be required to obtain such right and to erect a permanent bridge thereon. The regular order of busineaa being called for, the resolution authorising the Elections committee to send to Kansas for persons and papers in the contested election case came un, when it was advocated at length by Mr. Washburn of Me. JjP'One of the most decided anti-slavery journals published in the Union, is at New port, Ky . edited by a Mr. Baily, and printed by his children. Norfolk Navv Yard.?About seventeen hundred hands ore now employed at this great naval depot. Tho " Colorado" will be launched in about a month, and the following list of the vessels shows that there is quite a fleet there : Pennsylvania, line-of-battle-ship, 120 iruna. receiving ship. New York, do., 84 guna, on stocks. Delaware, ;do., 84 guns, in ordinary. Columbus, do., 80 guns, do. Morrimac, steam frigate, 40 guna, in com mission. Roanoke, do., 40 guna. in dock. Colorado, do , 40 guns, on stocks. Powhatan, steamed, 9 guns, in ordinary. Princeton, do., 10 guns, do. St. Lawrence, frigato, 50 guns, do. I mtod States, do., 50 guns, do. Raritan, do., 50 guns, do. Columbia, do., 50 guns, do. for sea^m0Uth' 8*00P"?'*war' I?1**, fitting Plymouth, do., 22, in ordinary. Marion, do , 16 guna, do. Dale, do , 16 guna, do. Perry, brig, 6 guns, do. Engineer, Reamer, tow-boat. ' i ii.n ,JAMESTOWN SOCIETY OF Wash ington City.?A meeting of this Secl'ty will b? held In the Council Cbam'-er, C'ty Hall*, at 7* o'clock, p m . on SATURDAY, the 15tb Inst An election of olBre-a will take place, and the prellminarr arrangements be made for the annual celebration. PHILIP R FENDALL, President. C. W. C. DrxKixoToa, S?crctary. mar 14?"t ?T3s>NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWN ^-2k ERS ?The owners of I-ot? in Smares 575 and 57*, and Reservation No 19. a.* rrspecr fu lv requested to call at my oflce, between tbe ijour* or 12 and 2 o'clock p. m . as early aa pes ?Ible. J?Jo. B BLAKE, mar li-3t Commissioner Public Bulldinfs. NOTICE ?JOHN THOMAS. M II , of New York, will lecture tn the M P Church, Nary Yard, on SUNDAY, March Idtb. at 11 a m., and 7u p m. Subject .?The Kingdom of God ; the Restora tion of Iaraol, Ac., In connection with the Eaat ern War. The lecture* will be continued during the week at Odd Fellows' Hall, Nary Yard, until further notice. Jews and Gentiles are respectfully In vited to attend. mar 14?tt* fe-S^AT ODD FALLOWS' HALL, TO-MORROW (Friday) EVEN IN 0. oecurs MISS DARLING'S First Select Enter tain men t in Washington Longfellow'* famous Indian Poem, " HIAWATHA." will be recited by her with great elocutionary power and dra matic effect. gee programme* and bills of tl.edav. 2t ? URK ~MK8 DR SAYKR haa .V v- .7 consented to dellvera Lecture for h en r? ?.?f I% klbmry, at Columbia ? i'./L*P Blll on THURSDAY EVENING the 11th Instant, at 8 o'clock. Admittance 85 cents. msr j 4 ,t^*p?ETOWN CORPORATION .< Ar All person* indebted to tbe Corporation* Georgetown for taxes ofev?rv des cription, whether under the general tax ordi nances, or those imposed for Improvement. ar*? hereby notified that the same must be paid to tbe subscriber wl bout delay, as be has bee. em powered and directed to close bis collections in the most summary manner As all par le* so In debted have long slnoe bad their aoeounts de Jivered to them, and their payment requee'ed. they mast not expect to be again called upon In person. Those who may wish toavold the heavy expenses consequent upon destralns, will plaue Mil on either of my brothers?George Jewell or Henry C Jewell?at tbe corner of High and Gay streets, Georgetown, who are authorised to give receipts in my behalf. * THOMAS JEWELL, _ . .. Sol lector of raxes. Georgetown, March 7th, 1? mar 7?tf New hops'-new hops: 3 bales tret aort HOPS, In store and for sale Kg?}' . . w M. CRIPPS, ?l Louisiana avenue, bet. 6th.*od 7th streets mar 14?3t PANiRY BIRDS FOR SALE?Near the comer of 5th and H itreets. No 37ft _???rJ??? JOHN FULLER. MR. W. HFNRY PALMER'S ~~ PIANO FORTE CLASSES, Five Dollars Per Quarter. Apply at GEORGE HILBUS'S Music Depot Pennsylvania avenue. mar 14-tf TOS. W. DAVIS, corner of Ninth end E & *treets. dealer In GROCERIES. TEAS WINES, and LIQUORS. Cheip White ana Brown Sugar. Teas, and Coffee Blark Tea a? 50 cents?worth fl. ]t? CAMS TOT UK SL'BSt KIB KK, a I.nrre NEWFOUNDLAND DOC, naik-? ed white and back The owner 1# re quested tc come forward, prove property, pay t'or idv?rtl?ement. and take him away. Call at No Pa avenue * niar 14-2t* VTOTICE?A DOG. NEARLY WRITE li with a f?-w trown spov. came ?otte.j* premlsej known as No 0 9 Pa avenue >n or about tbe 7th instant, and there re-r"^^"^ mins Any person claiming ?aid do*, can comi? Oiward. prove property, pay thirge?. and take aim away. 6 lt# UAIKI.f, CURRANTS, Civ RON. ice. R Ais?INShaX Rnd qu4rtCr boics BUNCH 1,010 lbs new CUR RANTS, in fine order 5 boxe? Genoa CITRON ?r* hh^ ^BUNES, a nice article for cooking a i \wi vnraWrVi4ilir&e_and ,resh "sortment of tn?? tiPf i PECANS. CRtAVi VUTS, W ALNLTS, Ac . for sale low. W M. CR1PPS, Iso. 81 1,0'jislana avenue, . mar ,4 31 between 6th and 7.L sts. PROM LONDON AND PARIS.?HOW l ard's Laws of the British Co'onios In .- mer ca and the West Indies, 2 vols Pel?at? r on the Quebec Bill In 1774 1 vol Auber's History of tbe British Power in India ! vols. ' Hough's Political and Military Events In Brit sh India, from I75<5 to 1P49. 2 v is Fllntoffs Rise and Process of the Laws of England and Wales, 1 vol. 8501"lw! H,8,or>r ot thc HaTf Century ending Cheshire's Resultsof th? British Censu?, 1 vol ? i rape,rs Kr?wing out of the Wars of tbe r rench Revolutfr.n, 10 vols. Jacob?Science de* Finances, th? de l'liiitorle inane 1 ere inoderne des Etat* de l'Europe i vnia De Mar'e-s et De Cussy-Recnel de 1 lalre* rol" ?n"' Ct lutre" Act?? Dlplomatiqne.*, 5 i.DMw,arUsnsTTRecueU de Traitesd.;s I?ul3fiai;ces ie l'Europe, 14 vols De Maiteaa?Cauata Celebres du de^ i ns, z vols. rt?[f? Martena Nouvelies Causes CeleJ .e*. du Droit dits Gens, 2 Impor ed, with many other vmluabU works of Jf tbe same clas?, by FRANCK TAYLOR. FRI'IT and ??knamental TREER. pOR SALE AT THE NURSERIES OF at Llni.aan Hill, ard out 14th street in Washington, a large and we ' mental"t'Sem'??-s' ? "J? i5 th0 fca,id E lRfc.ES, uell-aitsor ed and of Una growth, at S20 per nunared. 15 to 20 tbr usatd PEACH TR EES, formini? a ?^ao8rndent'at ,i8 80 rer hun,! da3r'dT l? 7 ??? PKAR TR KKS'dWjrfs 3,1 J A few hundred DWAR FS of extra sIjc D V- 11nJK!rr!1 *s"ortinent or PLUM, (' H E R - TREES NECTARINE, and QUINCE Also, CURRANTS. GOUJKRKl, IlIl'S RASPBERRIES, STRAWBEERIES^ Ac o/ the most approved kinds The stock of ORNAMENTAL TREES I* ex tenslve and fine. A mongst those - f large *ize lor atreecs and lawns are inanv thousands of ?uch as American and European Elms and l.lnd* s. iu lip Trees, Aspen, Abele, ard other Poplars; American tnd Kurope?n Horse Chotnut*, Sutrar, Silver fccarlet and Norway Maple*; Mountain Ash, Green and White Aab; aevwral vaiietie*<f Oaks and Magnolias; Weeping WlUows, Golden W illows, and many other* Ornamental Evergreens and ftkribbtry. Great exertion* have been made lo make thia department complete; it now conuins from thirty to forty thousand Fir* and Pines of choice varle tle?, a portion of whicb are rf extra size Pereon* wi*hing to embelli*h their ground* and proprietor* of public cemeteries will find it to thalr advantage to call and select such as may an swer their purposes. Persons residing near, when it is desired can have Trees delivered, with balls cf earth to tke roots, which they will And to give them a decided preference over trees transported from a dUtance Job gardeners will be supolled at a reasonable marli?wtf J<>BHUA PIERCE. Unl8lateB Fateni Office, T" Waihibstos, March 33, i??58 t ON THE PETI riON OF GEO. L. WRIGHT of U e-t Springfield. Mass., praying for the extension of a patent granted to tim on th?2Sth day of May, 18A2, for In Improvement 5n < m? Chines for ruling letfr p?r.e/'> for -.ron ,1 ftom the expiration of patent, which taki? p^e on the aetn day of May, 1*56 ? P*Ace ItlR ordered, thst the said petition be v(?.rd fit {SB? '^2Co'rL^?Cday' ^ lnb of arjI J^oo, 12 O'clock, m. ; and all De s&ns notified to appear and show cauee, l^cnvthev have, why wfd petition o?ght not to y opting the extension arViS^S'^to St forihP i ' W ^eir obi'^ion8, i1, eclaily ?et forth in writing, at ltast twenty dabefore ?? ;^e5^-llg; oil testimony died oy either party to be ueed ki ice hcailng must be tckec and ? ? witix the rule* of tLe of j1 f1 WL^ ^ fu: ,iisht>d on applicatlcn. ... t?*rtBftony 'a the case will bt closea on the May?; depositions and other papers reiH?d apon as testimony, must be filed In theoBot ?n or before the morning of that dav; tue argu ments, If any, within ten day* thereafter. Ordered, also, that this notice be published ia the Union, Intelligencer, and Star. Washington, y i, Republican, Baltimore; Periasyiveniau Philadelphia; Day Book, New kork, aud Poat, Boston; once a week for three *uooeaslve weeks previous to the Pith ol May n?xt, the day of hear ing. CHARLES MASON, Commissioner of Patents. P. S.?Editors of the above papers will please copy, and send their bills to the Patent Odk* with a paper containing this notice. max 14? lawOw BIRD CAVM, Bird Seed, Fish Dene, Ac . at the Housekeeper*' Furnishing Store jqo Seventh street. [mar lfij G FRANCls AMUSEMENTS. MR. DEMPSTER'S Last Euierfainmrnt in Ws^hinrtAM WILL BE GIVEN AT CARL'Sl** SAl.OI * OaTlKSDAV KTK?II?N, Itlarrk 1?u IMCLUIMNfi THE FOLLOWING *ON?? V" Tb? Spot where I wia Horn " " When th? Night Wind Bewalletb.'' "John Anderaoa ?v Jo"' " The Lorelv Auld Wife " ?? Tbe Berrln, o' the Door," 'Lament of Ibr Ir1*b Kailnifit "The Blind Boy,""Mv B y Tammy/** I'm alone, all alone," ? Tsk yei auld C'oah a boot y?," aad "The May QuaenM In three part a The Whole ac omranied on a Cbickee'n* Pianoforte farnlahed by the nollteneaa of Mr Davis Tlcketa FIFTY CENTS; Books 16 eenta To commence at W o'clock. mar 14 it* NATIONAL TMKATKK. KUNKKL A CO LFSBRBfl. JOHN T FORD SOLE MANAttKR. JOSEPH JEFFERSON Stage Maaagar. SATURDAY EVENING, March 15th, The Fourth and Positively the Laat Appearance and Benefit of KB I EDDY the versatile and genius and owed A mericas actor, who. vleldlaf ccmpilanoe to the rami desire of ail who ijeheld his former la Ml actually-pol ished effnrts In the tame celebrated character, will now BID FAREWELL to hla Washington friends, In Judge Conrad * gr?et tragedy of JACK CADE! Hla forcible aad vigcrous rendering of whlah ni'gbt eialm an honorable poaltioo la tha Ntclie of Fame. He wlU be supported In hU valedictory efforts hy this delightful cast: JACK CADE Mr E EDDY I.rid Say Mr. Edwin Adama Courtney Mr Johnston Kentlahman.......... Mr. Andrewa Ottoer ...Mr C. Burnett Concluding with the very laughable farce of THE SPECTRE BRIDEGROOM ! Dlggory Mr. Joe. Jtfferaon An engagement has been entered into with the fa wd and accompliehed actor, ME PETES EICHINGS and h!s glfUd daughter, the eharmlag Comedi enne and Vocalist, MISS CAROLINE RICHIf OS ! They will shortlr appear In a series of their Justly celebrated roUt. Piticis ov Asmssio*:?To Boiea and Par quette 50 eenta; Family Circle and ?allerles tf cents No extra charge for Reeerrad Scale. Box Sheet open from 10 until 6 o'clock. Boa Office open every day. 3t Grand Concert ATCARVSrS SALOON, WASHINGTON M'LLE CLABA KEAR (From the Royal Academy cf Music, London) Respectfully announce* that ahe will bare the konor of giving one GRAND CONCERT of VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC, at CaruKl'n Saloon, On Saturday Erealag. March 15, a&ai-ted by Mr CAMOEN8. the celebrated Bas so, from the Conservatoire. Milan, and Theatre Roval. Prury Lane, Lordon For full particulars see programme. Prie* of Admission ?Single ticket 50 oent*?; Family ticket*. admUtln? three persor.s, tne dol lar To be bad at Davis's and Hllbus's itiumc stores, at the principal bote!*, and at the dror. Doors open at 7 o'clock, and Concert coir meare* at8. F WIDDOWB. Business Agent. Notice.?Any lady or gentleiran dealrfn^ a part.cula piece of itu?lc perforrr ed, vocal or tn str.mcnt?l, not on the programme, cv add re-sing a note to the Aged at Davia'a music s?ore on 'be dav of the Conce.t can have thtir wkK complied with. Mar It?d NOVEL & ELEGANT ENTERTAINMENT ODD FELLOWS' HALL, Seventh Strett, FRIDAY EVENING, MAH1 H 14th, 185*, Longfellow's Remnatlc Indian Legendary Poem, HIAWATHA, SFOEEN BY MISS CLARA DAELINO, A Young I<ady po?*e*ein? a h gh degreeof Vocal and Dramatic taiert. Fn the Costumerf an INDIAN GIRL, appropriate Forest Scenery. Indian Wig wams. and other Illustrative Decorations. Miss DAK LI NG has spoken this Poem, la the above at vie, before large audiences of Lita&rv people wi h distiruu'fhod sucee-s. single Tickets FIFTY CENTS. TUketsad mltt'ng THREE PERSONS for *1, to be had at principal M:.*ie Stores Hotels, ai.d at the door 117" For particulars. s?e descriptive programs mar ll-4t A GRAND FIREMEN S BALL WILL BX OIVfcN BY Til Columbia Engine Co , No. 1, AT Tlii WASHINGTON ASSEMBLY ROOMS. Oa EASTEK MONDAY, March 24, 1?W. The manner in which the com puny has conducted tbelr previous Balls is i sure guarantee that this one will give pleasure and satisfaction to all who may be present Esputa's full Cornet aud String Uaud Lave bees uppi Supper aLd Refreshments vlll be furnished by an eiparlennrd hand Tickets ONE DOLLAR. admlti.ln).r a gentle man and ladies. Kzteutift Committee lsaar Beers, J a* A. Brown, Jaa. Coleman. Geo. Foliausbee, Thoe. E Young. mar4,?,lA,l2,14.1SAd6t CITIZENS AND STRANGERS can fl^d ?t LAMMOND'S, 4s>4 Seventh stre-t, a m?m moth slock of TOYS and FANCY ARTICLED, suitable far presents mar i3-3t TIRlftSFARENT BA* SO A P far chapped bands, a superior article, a<d the cheapest toilet soap In use, f? r sale bv mar '3?It LAMMOND, Sr., 7th street IjiRESH VENISON FROM HAMPSHIRF cruntv, Virginia. 04 Hams and warranted perfectly fn ah. Just received by J AS H SHEKELL. mar 13?lw No. t?9 F street, corner 13th KENTICEV BREAEFAST BACON (sa gar cured) and ihe celabrated Maryian4 HAM. For sale bv J AS H SHEKELL, mar 18?3t No. 27? F street, corner 13ib DISTHICT OF COLt'MBIA, Washiaj tea Couaty.?Taken up adrift. In the Eaate?n Branch of the Potomac, on the^Jfi mor.lng of March 0th. a SAIL BOAT, wltTtbr name ??Ellxabeth" on the stern; whleh the owner can have by p roving property an# paying ^bar^st Apply to JOHN LUCKETT, at Neal'r Wharf mar 13?3l* GENUINE EXTRACTS FOR THE UA>D EERtHIEF. Hutchinson a munro have just received a freeh supply of LUBIN'S EX TRACTS, which they warrant genuine Also. Piver'a MAUGENET and COUt>RAY * and other French Pomades and Extracts; Phaloo ? Invlgorrtor, Lyon's Kathslron. Hanle's Ban Lns tral,; nd Barry's Trlcopberous, which they caa furnish at New York prlcea Those In want of any of the above, *r anvtfcTji In the Fanev and MH'llnery line, would do we to give us a call, when we will be h ppy to on their orders HUTCHINSON A Ml'NRO. No 310 Pa. avenue, bctw 9th ar.d l?rh *** mar 13- tf A SrPEBIOR PIANO FOR IAI.F. THF. PIANO FORTE SENT FROM NF? York, to be used fct the Mus'.cal^^T3|F Congress which recrn ;y a*s<mbled InfTYl <' Wa?binrton. but vrhlrh f*Med to err ve in t'rri' for that purpose, has just been rar ewed. and ca: be seen for a fewdavs. at the Music Dep^ Geo Hi.bus. (whoLas kindly teadctd the . e his wa'erooms ) It is from the celebrated nan factory of Haines Bro's. and was se-t b. Acents, Ccok A Bro, Music Publishers. ^ Broadway, .New York It la offend for sa> ' T J Ceok, who will be kappy to ahow ' t: dealers, tearbar* and the public It will bs s?>rf at a low price far the purpose of introducing ti*'1 la this place Mr Cook b^a n any teatimofc^' from dtstlrguished musicians and others, mar 18 DENTISTRY. |~\OCTOR8 J. F. CALDWELL LATE 0' kJ Virginia, aid STEPHEN BAILV g, ? J* of thia city, have formed a connection In buaincM to practice In Ml the phss-s ~ . of Deniistrv. Their roemi are on thenorias^ of Paansylvnnla Avenue, a frw deers ?asi *? Fourtceulh strait and Wlllard's Hotel, thev both will constantly devote themss.*1* ; their profession, ptomisirg the ladles anA^ Heme a of this clly and the public *fn? rails. '?* from their long eape lencethey will eaert? *r klnda of their work faithfully, aatlsfsctorl *. upon terms with which the most fhrtldioos ha pkaaed. tv