Newspaper of Evening Star, April 17, 1856, Page 2

Newspaper of Evening Star dated April 17, 1856 Page 2
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EVENING STAR. W A 8HINQT0H CI T T : THURSDAY April 17,1940. JUT AdTerUK-menti ahould be banded In by 18 o'clock, m, otherwise they may not appear until the neat day. SPIRIT OF THE MORNING PRESS The Intelligenir republishes from the Phil adelphia North American's Washington eor raipondence an able and interesting argu ment upon the water works question, which entitles the writer to the gratitude of all who desire to see iliis city come to be what it should be, rs the capital of so great a country as the L nited Stages. The writer says : " The point which has excited most discus sion and feeling in the Hnnse ?pon the consid eration of the deficiency bill is that making an appropriation for the introduction of water into this city?an enterprise which was com menced under the authority of Congress two years ago. ami upon which more than a third of a million of dollars has already been ex pended. Exception is taken to the continua tion of the work upon the ground that the District of Columbia should supply itself and incur the necessary cost. This objection seems to be without sufficient weight,considering all the circumstances of the case The machine of government was placed here by Congress In order that it might be removed from the influences and interests of a large commercial city. W hatever Washington is, it has become necessarily from the public patronage and ex renditures and the frugality of its population, t has little trade or facilities for the ordinary enterprises in which other communities en gage. Its growth has been the result of the expansion of the country, and in this respect, even within my own limited recollection of fifteen years, it furnishes a gratifying retro spect and a glorious promise for tbe future "In this short period of time the city has advanced to a considerable capital, beautified by art, embellished with modern improve ments, and giving token that it is destined, at no distant day, to fulfil tbe grand design upon which it was originally planned. It contains the President s house and tbe public build ings. and it is tbe depository of the public ar chives The Chief Magistrate, the Cabinet, and a thousand or more Federal officers rcsido i' u ^in'9ters foreign Governments reside here, as much from necessity as from choice. A cultivated permanent society to gether with the annual meetings of Congres* offers attractions which collect men of mind and refinement from the most distant parts of the Union. It is the common centre where extremes meet, where enlightened opinion* are oompared, where political difierecces are buried, and where larger and better feelings than l'ttle sectional bickerings are cherished, through the softening amenities of social con tact. More than this, it is our National Lajntml. and should perpetuate in its sub aa ,in lts name. a becoming tribute to that illustrious man whose triumphs of peace even overshadowed his gTeat glories of war it was the pride of the ancient republics to make their capitals living memorials of their an,i- ?f their progress in all the humanmng influences of civilization Rome yet stands, though surrounded by the f??? 8r?ndeur, and Athens lives in the world s history and in our memo nee. "anitai7 consideration which should address itself to Congrees as one not to be disregarded, from the moral obliga tion to protect the health of th .se who hive been invited, or whose duty calls them here under the belief that every proper facility and comfort will be provided, there is the ad* u?ni? protection to the public prop erty, which, with all the safeguards against fire, is still exposed to constant danger. The Departments of State, of War, and of the INavy are miserable old buildings, liable to conflagration at any moment. The President's house lies between them, and is in no better fire*Proof- Their des truction might involve a loss to the Govern UmDn! ?t***** ?illioD3 mor? than the con Umplated cost of the projected aqueduct, and T D ^ "cord* which money ZtXL*? ThoJC.CuI1<)my which hesitates -u? A.pr?per.e,xpendlture mi?bt be attended Z1 .thHr0> J Conae<lu*nc" which usually follow the penny Wise and pound foolish poli hke *1 u^rthJ of * Government t0 b* chaffering about the price of i? mg one of the first necessities of life into the metropolis where every ordinary se f K 7, ?"WlpMtl!,DCeiDj assurance of health ought to be furnished by Cengress knoi'litfl ^ TU?h th? habit of thoie wl?o ? i v intelligence and virtue and refined hospitality of Washington to decri U USE Vit7 "PP?rtaDity- to slander its so c ' J}ttlL r?"011 aDd ""representation. in Th- L te*p?riecce enables me to say that, g which give character to any community, it will compare well with the best in this country or in turtle, andThe evi Mn7iment/dfai,0Tei,t 3ucb ^ 10 >"P?re wh,m 55 r ?T. "d admi"tion with all who would feel honorable ambition in t>oint the self-made greatness of this young but ; .CoB8"? ennnot be too th# JoKr11 aatlf7IC8 and providing for all PtMJ,* TantJ- ***? ?vcry .uch investment IrtV 7k ! a part 0f tbw ^ati-nal prop erty and character. Ind^-bsd^t." The Cnton shows that tbe Republicans ad mit and justify revolution in Kansas TaiOPMALafcTNiw.-" Maritana" was givsn last night in fine style, and liberal an plause wa. drawn forth by theex4uiaite man ner in which particular parts were rendered Parodi, with Patti ?nd other members of her troupe, occupied a private box, and testified their generous appreciation of the merits of the performance by repeated applause To-night, " The Child of the Regiment" i, to be performed with all the original music, .! uW*t 7 th* *1&n0U9 national anthem of Hail Columbia," which will be sung by Mis, Leuisa Pyne, Mesars. Harrison, Stretton, Horn oa-tie, and all the company. Paxooi To.NiCHr.-M lie Parodi'. concert this evening, will include, among.t other gems our glorious national song" The Star Banner," 8Ung by M ile Parodi and thW ' h' We eopy lhc lowing from the Richmond Dispatch : dienoe to the highest titah r 1 1 au" ? ? K-.na ??????" ? '[ patriotic sentiment, national V ?r hearJ tered in song with auch boM f ut expresaion. The delicious cil fervent phasia of the song and th? a.od om' tion for the - Land of the fri?OSM1*"**'. the Brave." that seemed ?- T. of from the heart, and filled the room^'th*?* ?hTuSmd'U!wi'h The indications are that the concert to night will be quite a# overllowingly attended ?* t e previous one ; and. consequently, those desmng seats, will be on the alert to secure day. by 2io ma/rity Th* Y\ ' Tue"' ticket, with one eKerliu * de?ocratic saperintendent?by aboLt thl 8obfK>1 A despatch from i?.^ haT#c^ hK: their aldermen and counc.fmon ^ JunUe8' A 'Pi"1**1 contest between the eelebra ted racers Minnow and Arrow, came off over theMeUine Course, New Orleans, on the ?th Much t!n tK purse ?J 5600, three mi e heats KSkeiS of1Vst0n,sbaent a^d chagrin of the heat. 7n tMfnn?w won the first two > ; V.'d'EU'&7. Ti?" 'riM """? til" "f- "0 STKSSTi&i WAIHIHGTOH HEWS AND GOS8IP. Mr. Seward's Bill.?The Republican party seom to be environed with new difficulties, ill of which are really of their own oreation. Their principles are based wholly on extrava gant ideas of the fitness of things, at war with the policy of the Government from its founds tion. Mi. Granger's last speech, wherein be took the ground that the Constitution was formed to abolish slavery in the States, and the endorsement of that singular position by the New York Tribune as being the very quintessence of constitutional law?the Trt' bune being the chief exponent of the doctrines of its party?prove its aptitude for "progress.'' The Kansas State bill of Senator Seward is really not behind the Granger theory in ab surdity. It proposes that Congress shall ac knowledge the validity of the action of the Abolition party of the Territory at Topeka, admitting Kansas, as a State, into the Union, on the Topeka made constitution, which it is not pretended is the work of more than a single political party of the Territory, who, in adopting it, did an aot of revolution. That is, they assumed authority to substitute their Abolition-party made State government for the Territorial government enacted by Con gress, and in force according to all existing law. When Mr. Seward brought forward his bill, his party believed they would be able easily to pass it through the House, and their purpose was, next, to go before the country upon it in the Fall. But it is already ap parent that it will be beaten perhaps fifty votes in the House. Indeed, so clearly and emphatically do the conservative opposition members from the North express themselves in conversation against Mr. Seward's project, as to make it questionable, in our mind, whether bis partisans will seriously essay to press it. The bill of Senator Douglas will pass the Senate by an overwhelming majority. In the House it, at this moment, has a clear majority of fifty, or we are greatly mistaken. It sim ply provides that when Kansas has the requi site population she may enter the Union with such a constitution as her citizens may adopt, without reference to the slavery question, provided it be republican. Tho spirit of the Constitution of tho United States runs through its every position, while it carries out to the letter, and without fear or favor, the great principles of the Nebraska-Kansas act. The Hon. H. W. Davis.?We know of noth ing that has given the citizens of Washington greater pain than the position taken by tho Hon. Mr. Davis of Maryland, in the course cf the recent debate on the water-works question. Famous, as he is, for being an adherent to the rules of construeing the Constitution with the greatest latitude, it seems that he doubts the power of tho General Government to con struct a portion of a work outside of the District of Columbia, designed to protect from fire the Government's fifty millions worth of perish able property here, much of which is in the shape of the records of the titles to hundreds of millions worth of the property of citizens of the States; and more especially of the Western States. Such, we understand to have been the view taken by Mr. Davis, whose speech on the subject we did not hear. Having known him in politics ever since he began to take an interest in public affairs, we have to say that this is the first occasion, within our recollec tion. wherein he has expressed a doubt of the existence of power in the Government to do aught that its convenience might require. As well might he dispute the power of Congress to order the construction of the addition of the Capitol building, unless all the matorials for the work are to be found in quarries lying in the District of Columbia. Tho District not being accustomed to such a line of policy on the part of the representatives of Baltimore, the course of Mr. Davis upon the water-works ' question has given our fellow citizens, without distinction of party, great pain, indeed. The Defeat of Walker will open the eyes of our fellow.citizens to the true state of af fairs in Central America. The standing army of Costa R:ca, like our own, Is composed for the most part of foreigners; of Europeans by birth, who are offioered by thoroughly educa ted and experienced European oflijers. The State has ample means of providing for their every want and paying th^m regularly. Those who expected that such troops were to make no more effective resistance to Walker and his marauders than the feeble nominal army of Nicaragua, now comprehend their mistake. The Nicaraguan correspondence of tho jour nals sympathizing with the filibusters by the last previous arrival, it will be remember ed, represented the army of Costa Rica as be ing a mere rabble, armed for the most part with antique fire arms, many of them without locks, Ac., Ac. If that be true, they seem to know well how to handle the butts of their pieces. However, Walker s defeat by the Cos ta Ricans shows, past peradventure, the sweep ing unreliability of the foolish versions of af fairs in Central America, which Walker's spies alono permit to leave Nicaragua for pub lication in the United States. Funny.?While tho Republicans of Con gress and the Republican press of the States are still abusing the President roundly for his Kansas-affairs proclamation, the leading "Free State ' paper at Lawrence ? The llcr. aid of Freedom?is thanking him for it, as embracing everything ou the part of the Gen eral Government that fair and reasonable men in the Territory can possibly ask. We notice this contrast, because it embraces ad ditional evidence of tho arrant demagogic of those who, being themselves located a thou sand miles from tho Territory, are lustily and eternally ?' shrieking for freodom in Kansas" by way Of making abolition political capital elsewhere. Rescued-Movoments cf U. 8. Troops ? * e learn lro?n a letter from Fort Yuma, Cal., Feb. 23, 1*5?, received by the last mail, that Miss Uatman, who was made captive by the Indians some years ago, having survived the massacre of her parents and family, was brought Into Fort Yuma on the 22d of Fobru ary.from the " Mohave Nation" by Francisco, a \ uma Indian, who bad been sent out to pro cure her release. Francisco received a suita ble reward for his services from the oommand ing officer of that post. Advices by the same mail state that the troops are about to take the field immediately. The Cabinet Meeting ?The Cabinet were in session yesterday morning. On the advent of the news of the defeat of Walker's forces by Costa Rica, there at once arose a rumor that he President had called hi. Council together to advise him upon the subject As a matter of eourse this story has no foundation in fact I as no papers whatever on the subject have yet arrived in Washington ; and document*, not mere general news by telegraph, embrace the only data upon which suoh a council can act advisedly. A Navy Officer Dead?The Navy Depart ment have advices of the death of Lieut Richard L. Love, U. S. N., occurring from consumption, near Pensacola, Fla , on the ?th instant. The Steamahip Merrimac.?W e understand that the President and Secretary of the Navy are among those who propose to visit the United States steamship Merrimac, at Annap olis, from this city. CONGRESSIONAL PROCEEDINGS In the 8enate, yesterdy, after we went to press, the bill to amend the bounty land act of March 3d, 1855, by allowing to be com puted to make up the fourteen days service required, one day for every twenty miles (more than the first twenty) travelled by the toldier to the place where mustered into ser vice, and one day for ever twenty miles travelled by hitn for every twenty miles (more than the first twenty) travelled by hits from the place where discharged, to his home, was continued by Messrs. Ivcrson and Hale for it, and Messrs Stuart and Toombs against it. Messrs. Pugh, Brodhead, Jones of Iowa, and Bigler and others, also addressed the Senate on this bill, which was not disposed of when the hour for taking up the special order ar rived. The Kansas question was then taken up. and Mr. Jones of Iowa, replied to the recent speech of his colleague, Mr. Harlan. The Senate then adjourned. In the House, Mr. Tyson reported from the Library Committee a resolution authorizing the purchase of 15,000 copies of Dr. Kane's forthcoming work at $5 per copy, and direct | ing the Secretary of the Navy to cause appro priate medals to be struok off and presented to Dr Kane, his officers, and men for their services on Kane's Arctic expedition. Mr. Jones of Tenn., opposed this proposition; which was passed?yeas 74, nays ?0. Mr. Stanton moved to reconsider that vote, nnd addressed the House to show that the res I ponribility for the enactmontof the resolution was upon the Republican party Mr. Walker defended his vote in favor of the resolution. Mr. Kiittcommented at som? length on what had been said by Mr. Stanton, to show that the acts of the Republican party were uot in keeping with their professions. On motion of Mr. Barclay the motion to re consider was then laid on the table?yeas 71, nays 51 ?and they then adjourned. Precsediatf* ef To-Dar* In the Senate, to-day, Mr. Allen reported from the District of Columbia Committee, a bill to incorporato the Bank of Washington. Mr Sumner offered a resolution of inquiry Into the facts, character and legality of the Coolie trade as carried on in American ves sels ; referred to the Commerce Committee. The Bounty Land bill was then taken up, and Mr. Foote addressed the Sena'e in its favor. In the House, on motion of Mr. Faulkner, a resolution was adopted calling on the Sec* retary of State for a digest of the tariffs, re strictions and regulations of European Gov ernments with reference to the importation of American tobaoco. On motion of Mr. Pringle, a resolution was adopted calling on the President for a state ment concerning the appropriations made by Thirty-first, Thirty-Second and Thirty-third Congresses, distinguishing those made by ex ecutive functionaries, Ac. ; also, of all de falcations to the Government occurring in a specific time, Ac. Shortly afterwards, the Senate bills on the Speaker's table were taken up and severally referred. The Senate bill increasing the pay of jurors in the District of Columbia to equal that of the United States iurors in the States was, however, passed, having been taken up by unanimous consent. The House then went into committe, (Mr. Nichols in the chair,) wherein the deficiency bill was taken up and being considered as we went to press. THK NEWS BY THE GEORGE LAW. Further particulars in regard to the Defeat of Walker's Troops. The whole of Costa Rica was in great ex citement about the war, against Walker and his party. The port of Punta Arenas was full of troops, and the command of the same was given to Baron Bulew The principal army, under the command of Gen. Mora, was about 3,000 strong. It was accompanied by President Mora in person, and was marching towards the frontier of Nicaragua The whole number of troops to be levied is to amount to 9,000 men, and, besides, a loan of ilOO.OOO amongst the natives was deoreed. The war appeared to be very popular, and daily enlistments of volunteers was spoken of. Amongst the foreigners a tender of their ser vices was made to the government. A battle had taken place between a detach ment of Gen. Walker's troops, 400 strong, un der Col Schlesinger, and a body of Costa Ri caiis, 51)0 in number under Gen. Mora, near the hacitnda of Santa Rosa The Costa Rican accounts say?" that the former were intrenched behind stone fences 4 on an elevated and excellent military posi tion " Notwithstanding, with horses nearly equal, the Costa Rican.?, 'just taken from the plow,' approach the position, recognize their enemies, fire one volloy, leap the walls?and. with knife and bayonet, put to the sword all they encountered, disperse or take prisoners the rest, and 4 eest un affaire finiy?singing victory, with a loss of sixteen killed and twenty wounded." Another dispatch, from a Costa Rica source, says: " From information, ' which, though not official, can be entirely relied upon,' we find that Walker's party had allowed themselves to be completely surprised?their scouts bad been taken and made to confess, and the ' dead which strewed the field' are the sad victims of a bad cause, it is true, but also of a most culpablo want of vigilance and discip line in the commanding officers." PRISONERS TO BE SHOT. A private letter, dated Liberia, 25th, writ ten by a foreigner at headquarters, confirms this important event, and has good faith for the success of the war in favor of the Coita Rica army, as the troops are in good condition and full of courage, and wish to bo led against the fillibu*ters. In about eight days the army was to pass the frontiors and enter the State of Nicaragua. More than twenty prisoners, consisting prin cipally of Irish and Germans, were in the hands of the Costa Ricans ; they were to be tried by a court martial, and most probably all be ?hot. On the hour of sailing from Pa renas the notice arrived from the headquarters at Liberia that nineteen prisoners had been executed. The following documents wcro translated from the official papeis of San Jose : Santa Rosa, Maroh 20, 1S56. You* Exckllenct :?I have the honor to inform you that at 4 o'clock this afternoon I met with, and routed completely four hun dred filibusters, which had taken possession of this kaeiendu, and had established them selves behind the many stone fences which exist here. Our army fought with bo much valor and determination, that the attack did not last over fourteen minutes. We have to mourn over the loss of five or six excellent officers and various soldiers. As soon as tranquility is restored, I shall commu nioate to your Exoellency the details of this glorious action as well as the conduct of tho officers who have most distinguished them selves. I have the honor to subscribe myself, your very ob't serv't. Josa Jo Qdjn Mora. P. S ?I am at present occupied in the pur suit of the fillibusters, so that not one may es cape. As this place does not offer either con venience or water, I intend to march the troops back to Pelon, at ten o'olock to-morrow morning The defeated army of Walker was under Colonel bchlessinger, the Hungarian?of the Mi Kossuth army in his native country?and who was one of the unfortunate Lopei expedition to Cuba. With other foreigners not shot at that time, as were the Americans, he was sent to Spain, and finally pardoned. Some twenty of his men were taken and shot by the Costa Ricans. Their names are not given. K Costa Rican army, numbering about 3,000, is said to be about to enter Niearagua. An entire rout of Walker's troops wu antici pated. OREGON. The Oregon Weekly Times of the 8th, in relation to Hostilities, says: " We have war all about us. The Indians are growing bold. News has just reached us that a party of Indians have burned Mr. Jo* selyn's buildings on the Columbia river, be tween the Cascades and the Dalles?and that the steamer Wasco, on her last upward trip, was fired into by the Indians. A party of men had gone over to protect Mr. Coe's place on the Oregon side.1' We have authentic information, says the Argus of the 8th, that Capt. Benj. Wright, Indian Agent at Port Orford, and some twelve or fiftoon other white men, were massacred by the Indians, near the mouth of Rogue river, on the 26th ult. CALIFORNIA. The dates from San Francisco aro to the 20th ult. The case of Adams A Co. vs. Cohen was decided on the 8th by a verdict of $269,000 against Cohen. The democratic State convention appointed delegates to the national convention to bo held at Cincinnati, after adopting resolutions ap proving of the main features of the Nebraska bill and declaring Hon. James Buchanan, tbeir first ehorico for the presidency. The California State Senate rejected the resolution condemnatory of the election of Speaker Banks, previously passed the House. The steamer Cortes, which left San Francis co on the 20th for San Juan, took one hundred recruits for Walker s army. The San Jose Telegraph hoists the name of Fremont and Blair for President and Vice President. LOOK AT THIS!?ANY PERSON who Is disposed to invest any sum from S50 to ?100 on a safe and certain prospect of re ceiving-ten times the amount within one year, mav hear of an opportunity by addressing "6 Y"

through the Post Office. ap 17-lt* ,THE FAIR TO AID THE SECOND Colored Baptist Church is now full v un der way, and if a large and respectable attendance be an indication of success the enterprise will doubtles do well, for there was a fair specimen of the character and liberality of the fair going por tion of the colored people displayed last night in the Franklin Hall, comer of Nluth and D streets. While some were promenading the floor others were making and receiving presents from the rare and tasteful selection of articles offered for ? ale, and we think they are sold at lower rates than articles generally are on such occasions, and if their motive* are as deserving a* their efforts, they merit the patronage of a generous public, ap 17?It* .FOURTH WARD PREPARATORY MEETING.?All voters of this Ward opposed'to Know Nothlnglsm are requested to meet at Washington Hall, (Copp's,) on Louisi ana avenue, between 4)f and 6th streets, (Instead of at Parker's Hall, Penna avenue, as advertised in tte Intelligencer bv mistake.) THIS (Thurs day) EVENING, at :% o'clock, for the adoption of means preliminary to a Grand Rally to take piice on the *4th instant. Come all, and come early. ap 17-lt* ATTENTION, SCOTT GUARDS ?Meet at your armory THIS (Thursday) EVEN ING, at o'clock precisely. Punctual attendance is earnestly solicited as Import ant business will be transacted By order of the Commanding Officer: ap 17-lt* A J. JONES, O. 8 MONTGOMERY GUARDS, ATTEN TION.?You are hereby notified to attend at your armory, THIS (Thursday) EVE NING, the 17th instant, for drill. By order cf Capt. Kky : ,p 17-lt THOS.McENlRY.O.g. UNION GUARDS, ATTENTION ?You i are hereby notified to meet at your armory ... J on THURSDAY EVENING, April 17, at rt n Th o'clock. In full uniform, for drill. By ordeT of Captain Reksk : ap 1C?at PETER HARRISON, O. 8. ,THE LADIES OF SIXTH CHURCH, Island, (corner of Maryland avenue and Sixth street*,) respec'fully announce to the pub lic that their Fair is now open, and that they will be most happy to receive visits from all who feel disposed to ; atronise them and promote the cause In which they are engaged. The Committee of Arrangements are most happy to announce that they have succeeded (at considerable exnense) in making an arrangement with the proprietor of <he celebrated Elepkant Yobng Columbus, who has created such a furor In private circles In this city, and that he will exhibit his wonderful sagacity and '? amazing In tellect" In the performance of various astonish ing feats between the hours of 8 and 10, during the week. ap l5-3t L. 8. Marshal's Office. > April 14, 1?5?. $ ,A FURTHER INDULGENCE UN til the 1st May next is granted to all per sons indebted to John A Smith. Clerk of the Cir cuit and Criminal Courts of this District, for fees which accrued In either of said Cenrta In the years 1951, "52, '53. end "54 All accounts then unpaid I must proceed,as directed, to collect ac cording to law. J.D. HOOVER, Marshal, ?p 15 LAST NOTICE ?CORPORATION TAXES.?All persons Indebted to the Corporation of Georgetown for Taxes are now no tlfied that the same must positively be paid by the twentieth day of the present month. The Property of persons who shall be delin Suent on that day will be advertised for sale orthwlth. THOMAS JEWELL, Collector of Taxes. Gkoboktow*. April 4th, 1856. P S.?Persons disposed to pay their taxes can do so by calling on my brothers, George or Henry C Jewell, corner of Gay and High sts , Weorge town. ap 5-dtiftth Grnikil Land Ovfick. April 9, 1*56. .NOTICE?ALL PERSONS HAV Ing books or bound documents belonging to this office will please return tfcein without delay to west wing of the Patent Office building, to whl,;h the General Land Office Is this day re moved . ap 11 ~d*M>d THE MAN WITH THE IRON MASK. a? 17-lt "V"1LKS'S REGISTER.?First 40 volumes, ll complete, price ?10. One copy only! ap 17 FRANCK TAYLOR. Rich china goods.?holy water Founts, Cups and Saucers with Mottoes, Perfume Stands, Jewel Boxes, Vases, Card Bas kets. Ac., for sale very cheap, at ap 17-3t LAMMOND'B, 7th St. REWARD.?L O 8 T, ON THUR8 ^ J." day morning, on Pa. avenue, betw. 18th and 17th streets, a POCKET BOOK, containing $52, a note of C H. Hilton, In favor of A.Swarti. The abote reward will be given to any person who will return It to A. SWARTZ, G street, W tween 17th and 18th, No. 228. ap 17-3t STILL A GREAT RUSH AT ELLIS'S FOR BARGAINS ?NOW IS the time to get cheap goods, as he Is selling out to change business. Go, everybody, to 306 Pa avenue, between 9th and 10th sts. ap 17 EXCURSION BOATS for the white house pavilion. The STEAMERS THOS. COLLYER OR GEORGE WASHINGTON *[r""K can be chartered for public or iS^* lect parties to the White House Pavilion, Fort Washington, Mount Vernon or any place on the Potomac River. For further particulars apply to the Captains of the Boats or to the President of the Company, ap IB-tf REMOVAL.?REAL ESTATE AUEBICT. rpHE SUBSCRIBER HAS REMOVED HIS I. OfiicetoNo 419 Thirteenth street, between G and H He continues to pay special attention to the sale and purchate of Rial Estate; renting Houses and Farmsj collecting Rents; Negotiat ing Loans; buying and selling Mortgage Bonds, Land Wa?rants, Ac., Ac. Persons having prop erty to seU, or those wishing to buy or rent, wiB find It their interest to call on him. JAMES J. MILLER, ap 17-eo3t Real Estate Agent. HARPER'S MAGAZINE for May received at SHILLINGTON'S. Among the contents of Harpar's Magaglne for May will be found an account of Commodore Perry's Expedition to Japan, full of Illustrations. Courtship and Marriage, by Oarollne L. Hentz. All the new books published received Immedi ately afterwards. Everything InIh.^ Odeon Building, cor. Pa. ave. ap 17-3t and 4 X rteect. Oil SALE?ONE OF SWAN'S PATENT ATMOSPHERIC SODA FOUNTA1NB, complete. Apply to ap U-JJawSw W. ELIOT, Druggist. F f HEAP GROCERIES.?PRIME BROWN and Clarified SUGARS, ? and 10cent*; MO LASSES, SO; Roasted, Rio,and Ja*a COFFEE. 15 and 19; choice Orwn and Black TEAS, 60 and 75; superior old RYE JOS. W ^AVIS, It* Corner 9th and K streets. HJ A CARD. pi- a dv nr. ?cvuicnen, corner m u i would respectfully inform my friend# lie generally that 1 will be p epared. rs, to farnlsn them with the best ar FAVING TAKEN THE YARD FORMER ly occupied bv Mr. MeCutchen. corner G and 2Sd streets. I wc and the public In a few days, tide of WOOD AND COAL, at the lowest mar ket price*. Hoping, by strict attention to busi ness and fair dealing In all cases, to merit a lib eral share of patronage. ap 17-3t JOHN W. MYERS. FISHING TACKLE. WE WOULD RESPECTFULLY INFORM those of our friends and the public who In dulge in the sport of angling, that we hive just opened a complete assortment of FISHING TACKLE, of all the varions kinds and descrip tions; Reds, Reels, Lines. Flies, Sinkers, Floats, Hooks, Bate Boxes, Pocket Companions, Ac , in fact every thing necessarv to fit out for the sport; and to regular fishermen who buy by the quan tity we would say, call on as. In quality, quan tity and price we cannot be surpassed. SIBLEY A GUY, Pa. avenue, between 10th and 11th streets. apl7-eo3t (Organ) HE FRIO EH ATOR8 AND WATER COOL ER8. WE WOULD RESPECTFULLY *N nounce to our friends and the pnb hsve Just received a ATERMAN'S PATENT f REFRIGERATORS.! of all sizes and prices. Also, a let of Nlckols' Refrigerators, a very superior article. WATER COOLERS of every description. Please call and examine our stock SIBLEY A GUY, Penna. avenue, between 10th and 11th sts. apl7-eo3t (Organ) HARDWARE AND BUILDING MATE* RIALS. WE BEG LEAVE TO CALL THE ATTEN tion of our customers and builders a v v utuiiir iu vur iri lie generally, that we I supply of WATERV VhNTlLATED REI N OTILE OF THE TEMPORARY CON generally to our stock cr HARDWARE and BUILDING MATERIALS; also, TOOLS of everv discrlption. Baltimore Cbapin'sU?3 Plains, Davenport A Mallory's locks, American Socket prime Chisels in setts or single, Spear A Jackson's hand, pannel, tenant, Compass and rip Saws, and every thing usually found in the Hard ware trade We earnestly invite a call, feeling confident that the quality of our goods, and the prices will Insure nates SILBEY A GUY, Penn avenue, bet. 0th and 10th streets, ap 17-eo3t (Organ) [No 653 1 rtE TEMI TINUANCE OF THE LAND OFFICE AT KALAMAZOO, IN THE STATE OF MICHIGAN Congress, by an act approved April 5, 1656. having authorized the temporary continuance or the land office at Kalamazoo, Michigan, which otiice was directed to lie discontinued by notice No 547, bearing date November 12, 1855? It Is, therefore, hereby declared and made known that the raid order for the discontinuance cf the Kalamazoo district is revoked, and the of lice will be reopened for business on the 1st day of June next, and coutinued until further notice. Given under my band, at the citv of Washing ton, this 15th day of April. A. D. 1-5*. THOS A. HENDRICKS, Commissioner of the General Land Otfice. ap 17-Iaw6w ANDREWS* Grand Raffle for $18,000 IN DIAMONDS AND JEWELRY WILL NOW TAKE PLACE IN A FEW days All those who have not procured their tickets had better do so without delay, as over one-half of them have already been disponed of. This is decidedly the richest stock of fine JEWELRY ever offered in thiscountry. The whole of this stock will be placed in the bands of Mr. Hood, Jeweler, for sife keeping, until the Ratile is decided. Tickets only ONE DOLLAR, which can be had at No 420 Pennsylvania avenue, where the goods are now open for Inspection. Give Col. Andrews a call, and you will not re gret your visit. Tickets Tf tiled for every evening at his store. The Ralfie will be decided by a committee of the ticket-Lolders, on the day of the drawing. ap 17 UNION BOTTLING A*D MINERAL WATER DEPOT. The undersigned respectfully Inform their customers and the public gener ally, that they now have their new Silvtr L\n*d At yaratut in operation, and are prepared to fur nish them with their premium MINERAL WATER. In addltieu to the above, they have made ar ran^ments with the most extensive Brewers in the United Statei, for a constant supply of the best sto k of PORTER and ALE, 6uch as wa? never offered before in the District, and guaran tees to have constantly on hand a stock sufficient to enable them to fill all orders at the shortest notice. We return our most sincere thanks for the pat ronage which has been so liberally bestowea on us, and hope that by strict attention to busines* we will merit a continuance of the same As usual a supply of their superior CHAM* PAGNE CIDER, MEAD, Ac , on hand. Orders given to our drivers or by mall promptly dispatched ARNYASHINN, Union Bcttllng Depot, Georgetown, ap 17-dlm N OTICE OF THE DISCONTINUANCE [No. 554 1 'HE DIM OF THE LAND OFFICE AT IOWA CITY IN THE STATE OF IOWA. Notice is hereby given that in pursuance of law, and In view of the repcrt of the register and re ceiver at Iowa city, Iowa, that the vacant land In that district is reduced below one hundred thou sand acres, the Secretary of the Interior has direc ted that the lsnd otfice at Iowa city be discontin ued. and the lands remaining unsold at the time of the discontinuance be made subject to sale and entry at Fort Des Moines, in said State. Lands remaining unsold and unappropriated bv law. and subject to private entry at the land office now discontinued, will cease to be subject A? A * ? ? - ?? ? - ? ? to entry at said office from the date of the receipt of notice to that effect by the register and receiver thereof, and the land officers at Fort Des Moines will give public notice of the day on which they will be prepared to receive applications for entries of any such lands at their office. Given under my hand, at the city of Washing ton, this 15th day of April, A. D lh50. THOS. A HENDRICKS, Commissioner of the General Land Othce. ap 17-la wfi w "LADIES' DRESS GOODS. JOHN H. SMOOT, NO 119 SOUTH SIDE of Bridge stseet, Geotgetown, D. C , has re ceived? Silk Robes and Rich Dress Silks, spring styles Rich Printed and plain ground Barege Robes Rich Organdie and Lawn Robes Rich best French Organdie Lawns and Jaconets Plain and striped Bareges, all colors Black and col'd Crape de Spange and bl'k Gren adines Lupin's blk Bareges, verv chea^ ed and rich new i hams Bolored and white figured Brilliants, verv neat Small checked and rich new style Cheni Glng Black and white Organdie and Plain bl'k Lawns and Ginghams Plain mixed Ginghams for travelling dresses Plain bright and mode colois Mous de Lalnes Rich printed Challey and Barege de Lalnes Striped Ginghams, Lawns, and plain colored French Cambrics A large assortment of good quality and styles fast colors Lawns at 12# Scotch and Lancaster 61nghams at 12 K Platn and Plaid Nainsook Muslina Plain Mull, Swiss and India do Plaid and striped Swiss and Jaconet do. Rich figured and dotted do. J ae Cambric and Cambric do. Plain corded and India Dimity 300 pairs best English, Hoyles, Prints, at 12*0. also? Black Silk and Lace Mantillas, new styles Stella and Printed Cashmere Shawls A Scarfs Grass, man ilia corded, whalebone and mohair Skirts lOcartons rich Bonnet Rlbl>ons, cheap 0 pieces Rischoffs A Semper laean blk Silks EMBROIDER1 RSln collars, setts, sleeves, and cambric and mnslin strips, very cheap Cash and prompt paying customers will find It to their advantage to give us a call a}. 17 J H. SMOOT. MISS M. J. ENOWLES WILL OPEN FASHIONABLE MIL LINERY on Saturday, April l?th. at^Tl 423 Seventh street, west side, between G and H. ap 16-3t? JERSEY WHITEMERCER POTATOES. JUST ARRIVED? 1200 bushels Large 150 do Jersey Seed For sale low at RILEY'S WHARF. ap 18-Sf COLT'S PISTOLS.?A NEW AND FULL assortment, from 3-inch barrels to Navy sire, which, together with a good stock ef othec PIS TOLS and CARTRIDGES for Colt's, may be obtained at low prices of E. TUCKER A CO., ap lS-tt 353 Penn avenne. 1M TONS OF CUMBERLAND COAL. JUST ARRIVED AND FOR SALE BY THE subscriber. Persons In want of Cumberland COAL will do well to call before purchasing, as he Is determined to sell cheap and cn as reason able terms as can be had in this city. T. H. WORTHINTGTON, Corner of 14th and C streets, near Canal. AplWt, amusements NATIONAL TH bTT^R^ Kl'NKtL A CO . JOHN T FORD SOLE MaNaoV^1 PB1CBS O* ADM'.SStOB Box** a?d rarquet Family Circle and Gallerie* *** Fourth appearance of the worid^,,^ Pyne & Harrison ENGLISH OPERA COMPANY Who are Blgbtiy hailed with ? f 1 alaam bow before whne?d iB tltl, Conductor A Rl!>t Jr THIS EVENING, APR|L 17 Donlzettra MUltaiy Optra of THE DAUGHTER OF THE REQIMIk With all the original music Marie, the VI ran tier# of the Regiment Wll? IjOUltft u?_ SergeantBulpiztlo Mr. Ho7n** o ? Mi. hamid 1 n which he will Introdace the favorite b?i.?? "W. k. B.?, v?... " " After the Opera the National Anthem ?r HAIL SOLUMBIA * Will be tuna by Mlaa Louisa Pyne. Mr Hm sou, Mr Strettnn, Mr Ilorncotie, and entire of Mr. Ford a Company 1ZT *? ?M'? will be repeated. JIT" The B*?i Shest for the sale of pfr Seat* will ?>e cp*n every day this we#k am hours between 9 a. 111 and 5 p m. ' * * M'LLE TERESA I'A K 0 111 * CONt |*T THE STAR-SPANGLED BAXTER The public are respectfully in formed that, in coneequenre of the ric jMt of a great number of dlatiaguUhed families<* tv? cliy, who have been unable to obtain admiMi?i to ner flrat Concert. M'LLE TERESA PARODI, aviated by M'ME AMALIA PATTI 6TRAI08CH, ADD SIGNOR LEOHARDI, Under the direction of MAURICE 8TRAE08CH, Will give another GRAND CONCERT UN THURSDAY EVENING, April l'y, AT ODD FELLOWS' HALL The Programme will include, besides gtrr, from the great mastera of sacred, classical md operatic miuio, that aoul-stlrriag An?rlcaa Na tional Song, THE STAR-SPA SOLE It BAXSEk Anange?l aa a Duo, and sung by M'LLE PARODI AND MAD STRAK08CH PROGRAMME, M'LLE TERK'A PARODI will *lnK_ 1. "Come Bello," Grand Aria from Lucrt-zta Borxia DobImm 2. "Distantl Palpldi." from TaM*-radi....ko?,>tEi 3. "With Verdu.e Clad," Aria from the Cre ation baydea 4. "Hummers Celebrated Variations," 5. The Grand Duetto from Norma, > with Mad 6. Tue Stab-Spangi.bd Baihir,| 8'rakotch M ME AMALIA 8TRAKOSCH willaing 1. "The Merrv Wot dined Maid " 2. "The Spell Is Broken " 3 Within a mile of Edinboro'. SIGNOR LEONARDI will sing? 1. Grand Aria, from Lucia 2. Romania, from Trovatore M. STRAKOSCH wi 1 perform the following of his own coinpoal ions : 1. "Da Srlpblde" 2 "Magic Bell" 3.tl Prayer from Othello," for the left hand aloae And Fantaaie on National Airs M. Stbakoscb will perform on a magnificent piano forte from the celebrated manufactory of Chickerlng A Sons, in Boston, and kindly loaned byR DavTs, Esq. Admission $1. Seats can be secured, without extra charge, at the music and piano store of R Davis, Esq. Dcors open at 7; concert commence at 9 ap 15-2t 1 T J FRENCH PICKLES, SPANISH OLIVES. I HAVE JUST RECEIVED TWO CASE* of those choice French Pickles Also, very fine Spanish Olives, Fresh Tomatoes, Gretn Corn. Worcestershlrei?a.uce, Sardines, Anchevle* Catsuts. Jellies, Pickles, ftc For sale by Z M P KING, 9R5 Vermont avenue. comer 15? ap 18 and 1 streets. CAUTION. N RELATION TO THE ESTATE OF JNO ? W'htre, who emigrated from the c -ll,y " Ar* magh, Ireland, some where s*~?ut the \ear 01 1814 or '15. we. the understated- forbid the trans fer of said Estate to a?y claimant, or attorney in behalf of any person as we are two of the lawful heirs In connection with s^nie others, unti. we can fairly understnnd where the Estste 1*. so that we may Lave a fair cnance to prove our c alu.s Signed in Washington, thia 16th dav of April, IS56 WILLIAM BLACK. GEORGE BLACK N. B ?11 would be funny If the Black's would become White. r 16 LATEST SPRING MILLINER 1. BE MISS HANEYS WILL OPEN, ON A Thursday, the 17th Instant, at their old stand, 179 Fa avenue. I^tween 17th and N^J 18th streets, a verv handsome assortment of.^^* Spring MILLINER V. selected with great care fiom the Northern markets. They respectfully solicit the patronage of the ladles of Washington. ap lft-3t? SPRING AND SUMMER GOODS. OHN H. SMOOT, No 119 SOUTH SIDE OF _ Bridge street. Georgetown, baa received, per recent arrivals from New York and Philadelphia, a large ana well assorUfd stock ofSPKlN? AND SUMMER GOODS,comprising a general assort ment of the newest styles for Ladies, Genu, and Children's Wear. Also, Furnishing and Domes tic Goods. Having made extensive purchases at the New York and Philadelphia au< Hon*, with arrange ment* to be furnished throughout the season with tte newest goods as they arrive, he is prepared u> offer bargains to cash and prompt paying custom era J H 9 ap 16-tf ^ NOTICE To tke koldtet 0/ Bonds, Certificates, or otkft Evidences of tke Debt of tki S ate of Ttrat, or tke late R'puklic thereof, tt?d*r met oj Februaiy, 19:6. Tbbasvbt Dbpabtmbst. Ap ll, 14 1&56 WHEREAS THE 4th SECTION OF THE act of 28th February, 1855. entitled " An act to provide for the payment of such creditors of the late republic of Texas as are compreh tr.ded In the act of Congress of September 9, laSO." re quires the Secretary of the Treasury to give notice by public advertisement fjt the space of ninety days cf the time when payments will be made uuder said act: And whereas notice was issued on tha *7tb February last by this department, and duly pub lished, setting forth said act of Congress and the act of the legislature of the State of Texas assent Ing thereto, requiring the certificatfa er other evt dencea of debt therein provided for to be filed ?' this department with assignments, raleaws. an? affidavits, therein pointed out, thirty day* pr>? 10 the 1st cf June next: And whereas the said 4th acctlon 'urt^erwJ^i' vide* that bo payment shall be made on any boo? certificate, or evidencs of debt which shall no*, thirty day* before the time limited by said noti ce#. be presented at the Treasury Departmert: Notice is hereby given to the holder* of an> bond*, certificates, or other evldecce* of**1? debt, that un em the same shall be receiveo a this department within alxtv-de\s from the A* * thereofTthey will he excluded ftvrn all said act, agreebly to the 4th aectlon of th? ?*nM' JAMES GUTHRIE, ap M Secretary of the TreMory,