Newspaper of Evening Star, April 3, 1857, Page 2

Newspaper of Evening Star dated April 3, 1857 Page 2
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EVENING STAR. WASHINGTON CITYs FRIDAY fcpril S, 1MT. SPrRTT OF THE MORNING PRESS The IntfUigmrer MTi: We ttt requested again to call the attention of the public to the fart that, under the Postal Ar rangement* with France which went into opera ti?? ? on the 1st instant, the rates of postage for a ??:? jlo letter of one and a quarter ounce, or under, area* follows. To anv part of France or Algeria, 15 cent* To Oiear Britain. Belgium. Holland, Luxem burg, Switzerland. Sardinia, and the Gennan S; .re* (except the Kmpire of Austria.) 91 cents i o lw-iiin.ii k. Empire of Austria. Servia. Tus cn v. the Papal States, Parma, and Modern. 27 (??; ? P"#3' P"'and; fhe Two Sicilies, Malta, ?, ece Alexandria. Jaffa, Beyrout, Tripoli, in n, A+cxaudrau, Medina, Rhodes, Smyrna MitVW. th- t>?'d*Me|les. rfjllipolis! :istaiMinople, Tunis, Tangiers, Pondirherrv, 7 ancan. Mahe, and Chanderaager, JV> Sweden ar.d Norway, 33 cent* j ho above rates are in full to destination, prt~ optional. To Spain. Portugal, and Gibraltar, 21 cent,pr< pa^nent optional The Ionian Islands, 27 cents, prepayment re quired To Ad"B, Fast Indie*. Cevlon, Manrltins, Isle Reunion. Pennng, Singapore. Shanghai, Hong Kong, China, Batavia. ana other countries, via Suez, 3t' cents, prepayment re?juiued. To countries beyond seas. via France, other than tho* designated. .k> cents, prepayment re qis ?. ^d The U?non continues with its discussion (with the Intrlliemrrr) of the policy, on the run of the Administration, of ignoring party, which the latter paper |favors>. The Union while expressing an ardent desire that party shall be ignored so far as the old line Whigs are c( tecrcc-d, who acted with the Democracy in the late election, of course argues strenuously nguiMt the idea of having the affairs of the j^rcrrment, while in Democratic hands, ad. icihisti red with ar. eye to the propitiation and taua&ctiou of tbe supporters of Fremont and Fillmore. ?To-day, the Star dons its new dies?, so arranged as to permit us to accord *> me four columns more than heretofore to edi torials, news. ?le., or to advertUments. as either may pre?* for insertion. Our aim has been to economic -pace, and at the same time to make tbe ?tar even mere legible than heretofore to th-. se whose eyes may be failing. This change has been an expensive one. But wo enjoy the encouragement of knowing that our journal has acquired the general good-will of our fellow citixens. of all parties, to an extent which thus amounts to positive insurance to us against loss by the present and prospective change incident to this irarrovemcnt. persoxal. .... Thalberg is performing in Boston ... Rev. Chas. Beecher is writing a life of hia father. Dr Lyman Beecher. ...I. C% \ aughan announces hia retirement j* to the chl-ago Tribun^ In Its impression of M;.rch 26th. r v :: ? ^r'"c' Michel Hilkoff. a young Russian IVoMe, ii in this citv. on a tour through the United Ststes. .... Dr. \\ a\ land has for some time taught regu lar ly a Sunday School class in the Rhode Island Stale Prison. Col Benton his entertained the Northern .New Yorkers at Watertowrn with his famous I nion Lecture. .... The IJon. J Thompson Mason, of Mary land. and F. \Y. Pickens, of South Caroliua. are Mopping at Browns' Hotel. Frldav Bussey, a well known colored preacher, in the vieinity of Augusta. Ga.. died in that city last week, at the age of ninety-four. ....The Lordon Era say* Fannv Fern is the ctarse^t woman whoever'made money by de scribing bedroom life. .... Hon James Gadsden, Ex-Minister to Mexi co. has given ?500 to the Ladies' Calhoun Monu ment Association of South Carolina The funds now amount to S20.GU). The Hsndel aud Haydn Society of Boston announce for production on, Sunday evening Mo za-f- Requiem, with the assistance of Thaftjerg D Angu, Jobannaen, Mrs. Long, and AVeinlich' Geo ce Shaddinger. a native of Pennsylva nia, brt for 40 years a resident of Cincinnati, Uhio, d.ed last Sunday. He was a nephew of George Clvmer. one of the signers of the Decla ration Independence tm V v' iU r,f ?r Kan' his heen reco-ded in Fl. ir.d? 1[ hia II" bequeaths *.VM) to his brother Ki.? ert. and the remainder to the re?t of his fam ily, ut:der M-ch limitations as his father shall deem advisable. *," . " Tlf~Lr.,-'d,?n Tim,*s has the following: ?r Isaiah T. \? illiams, a distinguished member ? f the Aiiiericaii Ixir and political world of New * k- appeared Wore the Ballet Society, and gave >,.rtie vcy interesting details relative to the working of the ballet in the United States, and especially in New York. Among the passengers by the Argo, from Havre, tvhich arrived at New York on Friday last, was Rev Samuel Adler. said to he one of the n:o?t talented and distinguished Jewish Rabbis 5n Europe. He is to lie pastor of the Twelfth ?treet Jewish Temple, in that city, vacated by the death of Dr. Mersbarker. TheNat.-hcz Free Trader of the 2t?th inst -ays that Gen. Quitman is confined to his bed \v:th serious indisposition Before leaving for \\ ashington bis horse fell, injuring him, ;ls he thou -ht, only temporarily; but after reaehln" Washington he found that the injury was "reate'r than he fl-st imagined. During the whole~of the last seiwlon he lDbo.ed tinder tbe injuries pro ductd by this fail. 1 .... George cruikshruik is about issuing a new work called Sir John Falstatf. in which, by means i t ylt plnte*. n,P princjpal events of the fat cpigLi s li:?-, in chronological order, are to lie l.lust attd.?the events tu be those exhibited or ?lit to ,n tli** P1;ivs of Shak'-speare. There ^ u u' if U" hiugijuhv of Falstaff. by R B Br'*i^h. Tl* work wAl be published by Longmnn & Co., of I?ondon Important (If True) from t entral America. The follow,,,g Which we clip from the Wil mingiou, N. C , Journal bears a very suspicious date, (April I,) and must be read with some grains of allowance; O.ith. Ilth u'finiu, tbe Costa Ricans having betn reinforced hy the addition of a thousand troop* fi.'in f.eon and a considerable force of Sal. vadorlans under Gen. Cabanas. Kx-President of Hci.?i "as. determined upon atfempting to force Walk- . petition. Attack after attack wa, made and repulsed w.th gieut l<*< on the part of with "a l.'ls* w,*? SM"'-d to have struggled with Iiuu-al e.wrgy. rendered confident, no doubt by^their overwhelming superiority in numbers "-k .? p" ,r.^liUo',,,!U "*r* in repelling the attarka and the ohvJi' al^r, doming thinned fat ? m,,) . .. igle* of men sinking under things rould not much mnieJe^li hU "^te of to the d!Jt I.ltie* or their oosiri,? .1"*' ^ tion began to fail ' I**"'10'1 their ainmunl II"':? '????. p? the |K?rt of San Juan del s'r ? ,?Vn to reat h the way of Rosaio. During the niLtfi b,v Walker, with the main i^xly now 'rLt ?om<- three hundred effective men boldiJ^J forward in hat direction. ' * pressed Either by accident or design does not know ) simultaneou-dv with thelv^l" Hon of Hivas by Waker and tbe entrance oYl?* ?Hits, that l it) was found to be on fl'e in , XT-any places The chief point, however which the conflagration spread was a narrow tall*, or street, i-ading into the main plaza or public square The houses, composed of a iort ul I'.line-Work of reeds, thinly daubed over with ? spr>r|*.s ?f mud. and covered with thatched roof*, dr.ed to tinder by a climate in which rain Is almost unknown, burnt with great rapidity, and l uge bod e* of the assailants, becoming in-' volvett ;u tuc narrow and tortuous streets,stifled V T.1 moke aud enveloped in flames, lort their Vay. ai.d numbers perished. If is probable that this circumstance favored ilk- n u.id move,,,, ,,t. At any rate, his march *o Uo-art.. was umunlested. He had iiefore taken thj?tPrii*U,:on ito sirk 240,1 wounded to P in advance the lake shore, about Bay. where they seized ui>on 1 i lo V ,rKe" over to San Carlos, the out^t of ti*^Lan. ?r, on the southeastern V*tremdv ^ From thi?, point they i?ad?- t^clr way ^Tr.!i foot and partly by canoes ou the rivej y?? ^ad succeeded in gettinff safely to San Juln 511 ?ur. on the Pacfic, wVre he hadTr?d^S ?ome shipping, whether with a view of awa"tC reiaforcements from San Fraitcisro, of nokliutt acewt on some other parts of the coast, or of V? tlffplng to California, is not known. WASHINGTON NEWS AND GOSSIP. Ax Interesting Letter.?It will be raool lected that, some months since, A. Hogeboom, Esq., a well-known ultra-abolition writer, chal lenged George Fitxhugh, Esq., of Virginia, the distinguished author of l^ta works on the soeial economy of the two sectfeM ?f the U?k>n. to discuss with him the sieveiy questta*. ?he gun of the latter was fired ftnt, and found it* way into the Liberator. That of the former was quite recently fired through the same jour nal. He published in the last number of the Liberator a letter to Mr Fitxhugh, which that gentleman answers through the Star of this day. We tike from the Liberator the letter from Mr Hogeboom, and append to it the reply Mr Fitahugh requests us to publish, which will be found interesting, pertinent, and able, as everything is that emanates from hit (Mr. Fiti hugh's) accomplished pen : 9LAVERT VS. FREEDOM. GsoaoK Fitzhvgh, Esq.?Dear Sir: As the reader* of the Liberator wish to know what has become of our controversy, and as I wish to make to you publicly a proposition for a test of the vir tues of your form of society in regard tobringing all great u nest ions to the test of reason and inves tigation, I address you a few lines through a pa per which finds its way to your study. 1 had hoped that my friend would assume a share of the trouble of the publication of our cor respondence, aiul give the work a circulation at the South as well as at the North; but this you thought proper to decline. After much delay, arrangements have been made for the publication of our letters. The pamphlet, one thousand copies, will be got out in about three weeks, it will contain about forty pages, and will be brought out in excellent stylo. As you directed, your manuscript was sent to your friend, Mr. Gerrit s^mith. for connection. Now, Mr. Fitxhugh. what I propose is simply this, that you take a share of the pamphlets for circulation in your section. I shall put the work at the very low price of ten cents per single copy, or eight cents in packages of not less than fifty, to be sent by express. But 1 will not cbarge'you even these rates. You may have a few hundred copies at the liarecost of publication. Of course, 1 do not wish von to take the pamphlets, if the proscriptive spirit of your form of society would preclude their circulation. What does mv friend think about it Does the South love daskness ! rather than light ? If so, is such a form of socie ty. to be recommended ? Is it. Mr. Fitxhugh ? A note in The Liberator will be expected in re ply to this. Very truly, yours, I A. Hoglboom. Shed's Corner, Madison Co., N.Y., Keb.&t, lt*57. 1 Washington, April ?>, 1357. A. Hooeboom, Esq.?Dear Sir: I exceeding ly regret that my absence from home has pre vented my earlier attention to y?urs of February in the Boston Liberator. The comments of | the Liberator on my work "Cannibals All!" in the same number in'which your letter appeared, were of such a character as precludes the proprie tv of making that paper the medium oi a reply to you, as you suggest. I have many personal friends among the leading Abolitiouists, together with whom f aspire soon to enrol yourself, and have been extreinelv mortified as a man at the violence of Mr. Garrison's assaults; as an author, it pleases me, because it shows that mv shaft has told. Mr. Garrison and I, vou know, entirelv concur as to the utter failure of free society. In- j deed, you know, he goes much further than 1; ; for he' thinks it has failed utterly even at the North, and should be substituted by Heaven knows what; for whilst he distinctly disapproves all human government, 1 understand, he denies the existence of God; for, as he most logically concludes from his premises "that slavery being an enormous crime and evil, and always univer sally prevalent in some form, no God would have permitted such a state of things.1' I repeat, I think, Mr. Garrison and 1 agree admirably in the general idea that free nocietv has failed, and only I diffr as to the remedy. Why should he abuse me who propose slavery as the' remedy anv more than Mr. Greely who proposes Fourierite Phalan steries; or Mr. "Grodell, who would get up a mll lenium ; or Mr. Andrews, who thinks Free Love will do the business; or Brigbam Young, who cures social evils by the innltitude of his wives ; or Philips and Parker, who would discredit the Bible as the scape-goat for human ills; or Gerrit Smith, who would make " land common to all as air and water;" or Seward, whose higher law would make each man's conscience the arbiter of , right and wrong ; or Parson Miller who, less san guinethan the rest,exclaims. ?*cot la la picie finit, allitn* touptr.'" "the play is over, the world Is endM. put on your wiugsand let's go to heaven f" All of the leading Abolitionists agree with me j that free society is an utter failure, and all pro- I pose different remedies. Why single me out for persecution because my reinedv differs from others, when no two agree " 1, too, am a bro ther." I'll tell you why, Mr. Hogeboom 1 admit 1 and assc.t that but 'for socialists and abolit'on ists free society, as an exceptional organization, is admirable. ' I contend that in new countries ere lands are too closely monopolised, general liberty begets healthy enterprise and competition, j j I ma ntain that so lon^ as trie west offers a vent f*>r the nonproperty holders of the north your in stitutions are excellent. In forty-eight hours almost any man among you may become a pro prietor, and it is better to be a proprietor than a -lave New England, and eastern New York tnd Pennsylvania, are like the Hans Towns of the middle ases; vou flourish not only because you are f.ee. but chiefly because you trade with, inanufacture for, and supply all productions requiring skill, to slave society. Free society is an admirable exceptional form of society, out slave ?ociety only is normal 1 do not a^ree with Oreely, and Garrison, and Smith, and Goodell, and Si-ward that society has failed at the north. No, I propose to punish | thern for their moie than treasonable agitations, I | to bring about social, moral, religious aud gov- | [ ernmental change. '?7/irtc ilit latrymtMr. Garrison abuses me because I think a thousand times better of the northern society than he does. I am conserva tive north and south. I would preserve all our | institutions. He would upset them ail. I would ! punish all agitation directed against those insti- i tutions, because I believe in the sovereignty of I so< iety ; he in the sovereignty of the individual. This brings me to an answer to your letter. If vour reply to my letters is calm and philosophic, ! I will w ith pleasure disseminate the pamphlet, but I cannot undertake to scatter tire brands un der the delusive mantle of freedom of discussion, for I don't believe in the right of free discussion I at all times, in all places, and under all circum stances. From my correspondence with you I feel quite sure that there will be nothing objec tionable in your replies to my letters; but 1 un hesitatingly refuse to give currency to the pam phlet until I know what it contains?no matter what were the subject of controversy, provided it were moral, social, economical, political, ethical, or religious, I would not undertake to dessemi nate it until I knew its character, for, in Virginia, I should subject myself to criminal prosecution and punishment, if it violated in any of the de cencies and proprieties of life. I hope Northern papers will publish this reply, so that you may lore no advantage by the churlish conduct of Mr. Garrison?or that he may get into a better temper, mnke the amende honorable, and publish it him self With resj>eet and regard your obedient servant, Geo. Fitzuioh. Thk Camel Kxpkuimemt ?The camels in j Texas have been heard from up to the 17th i March They are doing well, and those firdt ! brought over are in use for the transportation of supplies between San Antonio and Camp Verde. Three littler* ones were born in March and are thriving, and five or six more births are expected. From the reports of the condi tion of the animals, at present, and through the eleven months that the first importation have been on the continent, we may regard all doubts as to their acclimation dissipated, and that so much of the experiment is a fixed fact The only remaining indeterminate point is the character of the stock that may be produced. For this, time will be required. The officers in charge are. however, sanguine that it willfully equal that of Asia Minor and Africa, and may, by proper attention, be more highly developed. Knowing the capabilities of the animal, and the uses to which it is put in Asia?the im mense trade there carried on by means of it? the only question now presented to our minds is-Uhat advantage will be derived from the introduction of the animal among us' A com parison of the interior of the great Americin and Asiatic continents will help us to a conclu sicn. In both are vast extents of country with out navigable streams or practicable roads and cut up by deep ravines, uninhabited and inter rupted by deserts of sand, volcanic debris and salt. Through the one. trade and communica tion are carried on expensively and slowly by wagons, horses and mules. Through the other, in addition to the same means, they are largely facilitated by the use of the camel?a powerful animal, transporting on long journeys five hun dred pounds and more, sure-footed, independent of water, and to a certain extent of food, costing no more to keep than a mule. Of the two coun tries Asia is much more diflcult to travel over. Home idea of the value of the animal as a trans porter may be formed from the fact that m 1611 (ke H. merohaadiae transported through Central Aaia, to and from Orenburg on th? ooninM of European Ruaaia, on the backs of oamela, waa estimated at lire million* of dol But, it m*y be said, in the progressive spirit *?? marks the age, and especially our country, we shall soon e?rer the interior of America with ? wtwtfk a? railroads! Looking at its measuring the future by the p*at, wt may ask?How soon ? In one. two, or three centuries? and in the meantime may not the camels prore of great utility to trade, and even contribute to the building up of the very roads in question * These are matters for seri ous consideration, and should be examined with out prejudice, and intelligently. At any rate, sustained as the experiment has been by gentle men of known ability and undoubted patriot ism. whose only interest in its success is the welfare of our common country, let us accord to it an impartial support. Fair play, gentlemen, for the camel experiment! The opinions of Humboldt, Marsh and Secretary Davie are en titled to some weight. . ? ? ? Tempest 15 a Tea-pot.?The-terrible disclo sures (in the newspaper* 1 with reference to the alleged failure of a high disbursing government officer to pay his employees, is based on the fol lowing circumstances On the 81st December last the appropriation to pay the folders in the office of the Clerk of the House of Representa tives was exhausted, and up to the enactment of the Deficiency bill in the last hour of the late session, there was not a dollar in the House contingent fund that could be lawfully used for that purpose. Since the adjournment the dis bursing officers of the Hon* Clerk's office have baen industriously engaged instating their va rious accounts arising under bills passed before the enactment of the deficiency bill, and in pav ing them off each in its regular turn. They very properly refused to take up such accounts and bills out ot their respective order, and of course have been abused like pick-pockets by penny-a liners and others interested in getting the money into the hands of the folders iu question as early aa possible. The deficiency hill will be reached in its turn probably by Monday next^anderethe close of the week wo presume every person en titled under it to a dollar from the House con tuigent fund will be duly paid off. ihese are "tight times" for the manufacturers of rumors from the Federal Metropolis. Hence, a nd hence only, arises the fact that more or leps ' Washington correspondents" have built up hfi^ wonders on this so slight foundation. Presidential Appointments.?The Presi dent has made the following appointments in ca?es where the commissions of incumbents hiive expired, Ac.: ^ Moses Bates, jr., Collector ot the Customs for the district of Plymouth. Mass. Amos Robins, do. for the district of Perth Amboy, N. J. William 6. Jackson, do. for the distriot of > ienna, Md. John R. Sharpetein, Postmaster at Milwau kie, Wis. Daniel C. Brown, do. at Janesvillt, Wis. ? Samuel Edwards, do. at Belfast, Me. George R. Berrell, Appraiser of Merchandise for the port of Philadelphia. Pa., vice Gideon estcott, appointed Postmaster. Also, the following<fe-appointments : Lyndon Taylor, Surveyor of the Customs for the port of Pawcatuck. R. I. McWaiTen Hath*waj, Postmaster at Eastport, h'lgar Whidden. do. at Calais. Me. R. H. Glass, do. at Lynchburg, Va. The Washington Union -By way of "set ting right the aheurd stories with reference to the future of this journal, we have to say that , Mr. Appleton is expected soon to enter the | -tatc Department as Assistant Secretary of j State, for which position no other gentleman can be better qualified Mr. Win A Harris of Missouri, foimerly editor of " The Constitu tion. published in this city, will succeed Mr. A., wc presume. a? editor and proprietor of the Unto?/. Mr. Harris has been abroad as an C. S. Charge, has served in the House of Repre sentatives of the United States, r.nd is a writer of force and ability. As a politician, he has always been a consistent Democrat, and his pen and experience will doubles* prove great ac quisitions to the columns of that journal It appears to be understood that he is to mount its tripod as early as the mkddle of the current month. . Ths Long Bridge.-We hear that the exam ination of the condition of the Long Bridge, instituted recently by direction of the Commis sioner of the Public Buildings, has resulted in the conclusion that $8,000 will be the maximum cost of its repair. We apprehend that there is quite that amount in the hands of the Commis sioner that might legally be used to put the bridge in proper condition. It ia, indeed, to be hoped that the Secretary of the Interior may realize the propriety and importance of at once directing his subordinate to prosecute this work of so very great necessity to the end of re-open ing the communication between the North and South, over the Potomac's waters. The Executive Patronage.?It seems to be understood that the Administration have determined on the following appointments and reappointments of Collectors of Customs, which we expect to see announced officially shortly? Jesse Sharp, Wilmington, Del. L. D. Starke, Camden, N. C. Stephen Willets, Little Eggharbor. N Y. I W. W. W. Wood, Vicksburg, Miaa. Moritz Schaeffer. Milwaukie, Wis. W. S. Bowen. Bridgetown, N. J. Thadeus Sanford, Mobile, Ala. Jas R. Thompson. Surveyor, Town Cresk, i Md. U s Naval Court ok Ikqcikt.?Since the last issue of the Star, the following witnesses for the government have been examined in the I case of Lieut. Wager, ri?: Commodore Isaac Mayo, Commander S. 8. Lee, Assistant Surgeon J H. Otis, Lieut. 0. H. Berryman, and Purser Barrett. A Correction.?Mr. McCarthy, whose ap pointment to a $1,600 clerkship iB the Navy j Department we mentioned yesterday, is from Tennessee; not from Virginia, aa erroneously printed. The Current Operations or the Trea sury Department.-** yesterday, April 2d, there were of Treaaury warrants entered on the books of the Department? For the redemption of stocks *1 175 4i I- or the Treasure-Department is'o-a 55 Cu,!lr!:: ^partm"t 10,478 83 War warranta'jVVnVVd and ratort.? 2,075 00 NaVy 155008 40 p rom miscellaneous sources . 4 <km 71 Prom CuitoRM 46 38 The Buffalo papers are disc-jMing the pro priety of teaching German in the ,;jty achools \iJ~ According to an essay written on the pop ulation of Frahce. by Legoyt, and published by him In thf Journal dtn Economistei, nearly onp third part of th?i men, and more thaji one-half of the women who married dUriiitr a recent year. were unable to read and write. -.^A!v,OAD" ,!l Maine ?T'ne Portland papers tate that there are 50H miles of railroad In opera aruitf*? Maine, coating al?ut HI?.500.000, or ?one third more than the rati* abo.;? -3 gro** nrniaX * in 1858 were equal to T.nine per cent on the cost of the lines NaDoliJ^ liter to the Kmperor whWukiTSn ^ 1 P?*t-o?ce automaton, Indicates TtnS EVEN ING at TemperanceT^IK at 7 o'clock, ap Srlt^ J- P. DICKINSON, Secretary. ryr=. MASON1C.-A MEETING OFCOLUM If BIA R. A. CHAPTBR, No. 15, will be held TfflHihrKtoj) EVENING, at 7 o'clock, when Cast. Albert Pike, of Louisiana, will deliver a lecture. K. A. Maiona are cordially invited to attend. By order jjjSj, p- r i'ifacr-Ffcr r report* that I inform ad ag&iaat Df liquor ?n Sutdav. Iainmy H oould not think of loaieAn and Case a<even?ta? ?at. for the wrong he lnfjcted enemies will inquire of the officers, they will i that I never even knew of the complaint against hjm ap J?J* ADAM M. \ I LTEE. "a rv-^THE CHOIR OF THE FIFTEENTH street Church have kindly consented to give aGRAND CONCERT for the benefit of JoHji Weslet, (living on Connecticut avenue, between L and M streets,) on MONDAY and TU|?SDAY EVENINGS, 6th and 7th instants, at which time they will present a bill of attraction equal to any of their former efforts.The character ofthe Choir being gTKTirn to this ?omnftinity. Is a ?nfRtienf guar antee that the music will equal the public expecta tion. Prof. Fleet, Conductor. A permit has been secured bythe Trustees. N. B.?The pu!4ic is invited. ap 3-3t* ry-^=?MONUMKNTAL CLUB.?Vou are hereby ! L ?? notified to attend a regular meeting of the Ctub on FRIDAY EVENING, the 3d inst. Every member is expected to be at this meeting, as busi ness of importance will be transacted. By orders It* C. W'OHDE, Seoretary. <Y"==? AT THE MEETING OF THE BOARD I LjJ of Trustees of Public Schools yesterday, the following arrangements were mode for opening and closing trie School during the Spring and Summer: The Schools to open at 8,S o'clock in the morning pretisrlw, and close at 3 o'clock, p. in., prt?i.ulf?a recess of 15 minutes shall be given at 10 o'clock a. in., a recess of 90 minutes at 12 m., and also of 15 minutes at l\ p. m. It ryr-=? FRANKLIN BUILDING ASSOCIA ! TION.?The third meeting of' r heStockhold ers of this Association will be held at Temperance Hall on Monday evening the 6th instant,at 8 o'clock, when an election of officers for the ensuing year will I* held. ap3-3t T. y. HANSON. Secretary. T~y=? AT A MEETING OF THE OFFICERS i ami Teachers of St. Matthew's Sunday school the following resolutions wereuuanimously adopted: R. solced. That in the death of William Dalton wo are called upon to mourn the Joss of a fellow member and zealou.s colaborer in the caus?of Chris tian education, and we deeply sympathize withtfthe afflicted family in their recent bereavement. 2. That the teachers and scholars of this school at tend the funeral of the deceased in a body. 3. That the school-room l*? draped in mourning for the spnee of thirty days; and tliat a cop* of tnese resolutions be sent to the family of the deceased and published in the dailv papers. GEORGE HARVEY, President. A. C. Shaw, Secretary. ap 3-11 Y^3=?\OT1CE.-THK BOARD OF ASSESS ? L < ors, having completed the assessment for the year 1856. will have the l<ooks at their room in the City Hall for examination from the 1st of April to the loth, inclusive, (Sundays excepted,) from 10a. m. till 3d. in., after which t"hey will sit as a Board of Appeal from the llth to the 26th, inclusive, for the purpose of hearing and determining upon complaints that may be brought to their notice. Therefore all persona who may not Ik? properly or correctly upon the books will have an opportunity of correcting the same. J. M. DOWNING, ap 1 Secretar*. nrp?UASH PAID FOR FURNITURE.?The L ? undersigned is prepared at all times to paj th' Uiukest cask price* for good second hand furni ture, in large and small quantities. Persons leaving the city or declining housekeeping will find it to their advantage to give me a call before di?posing of their household effects. Apply to

E. LEASE. Agent, No. 9'i Ninth st.. 3 doors from Pa. av. mar 19?eolm -K"5=? MACHI NTT SE W1N '.. -ROOMS on D STREET, two doors from the corner of 9th street. Sewing done in a superior manner at the following rates: Shirts, plain, (must be cut and basted,) 62^*cents ; Wristbands 3 c. per pair ; Collars 3c. each; Bosoms 2c. per plait; Plain Sewing 3c. per yard. Constantly ou hand and for sale Shirts from 91 to *4; Bosoms from 37'ic. to .$1; Wristhands from 8c. to 25c. per pa.r ; Collars from 12H to each, and other Goods in proportion. Persons wishing sewing done will do best to omit washing the material. _Terms invariably cash. mar 17?eolin* REGISTER'S OFFICE, March 18,1857^ tice is I nun, nnd of April next, and that said Licenses must be renew ed at this office within Ten Dnys from that time. SAM'L E. DOUGLAS, marls?dtAplo Register. Xotice to all tcAom it may concern.?No hereby given that Licences tor Carta. Wag nd Drays, will expire on the first MONDAY Mclaughlin & co.'s is no. 20, between 8th and 9th streets, opposite Centre Market. npJJ WINDOW GLASS.?500 boxes Baltimore and J J Philadelphia GLASS, nl for sale at a liberal discount, by UR Iphia GLASS, all qualities and sizes, literal discount, by a?S_T*F?ni J. K. MctiREGOR, 534 7th st. IESLIE'S GAZETTE FOR APRIL. al?ound J lng in beautiful Spring styles for Hie ladies. This Gem of Fashions is sold l>v ao 3 FERGUSON. 4ar. 7^h street. [EW YORK LEDGER FOR 11 TH APRIL.? 1 A new story , by Sjlvanu* Cobb, Jr., called "Th lid Knight, or the I nknown Crusader." Buy th< ledger at |ap3) ferguson'S. 4>6 7th at. NEW YORK LEDGER FOR 11TH A PR IL.? A new story , by Svlvanu* Cobb, Jr., called "Th? Wild Knight, or the I nknown Crusader." Buy the ledger at |np3] FER QUSOVS.4867thst. FOR SALE-A GOOD WORK HORSE, ?J\__ eight years old. sound and gentle. In quire nt the corner of 12th and M streets. np 3-tf For sale.?a pair ok sorrel match HORSES, 15?i hands high, bred by Srr fry Henry, fast trotters, gentle to harness, and one of them a good Saddle Horse. To be ^23. seen for four days at Keleher's Livery Stahb?, 8th street, near E street* np 3-3t FOR BOSTON.?THE SCHOONER MAR THA, Captain Baxter, has arrived and is^ receiving freight for the above port. For freight or passage apply to HARTLEY ft BROTHER, lot Water street, Georgetown, ap 3~4t PORTE MONNAIES. CARD CASES, BAS KETS. TOYS. COMBS. BRUSHES, PER FUMER Y, Ac., at McLAUGHLIN A CO. a Great Fancy Store. ap3 1r*OR BOSTON.?The superior fast sailing Clip per Schooner M A R I E TT A BURR.^jfc Capt. Ir* Nickerson, has arrived, and willow-, have quick dispatch tor the above port. For*?" freight or passage apply to HARTLEY A BRO.,101 Water street, Georgetown. D. C. ap 3-4t TVOTICE. 1^1 THE SPECI AL COPA RTNERSHIP WITH GEN'L GEORGE RUST having expired, from and after this date he is a full Partner in our House. With inereased Capital ami enlarged facilities for a GENERAL BANKING AND EXCHANGE BUSINESS, we otter our services to the public. APPLETON ft CO., ap 3-lftt No. 214 Baltimore st., Baltimore. CA RIIIA<JES, HOBBY HORSES. HOOPS, B AI.LS. BATTLEDOR ES, GR ACF.S, BA L LOONS, (JAMES. Ac., at McLAUGHLIN ft C't>.'S. ^?, betw. 8th and 9th sts. ap 3 PARIS MILLINERY.?MRS. L. ALLEN will open on TfESDAY, April 7th, a large an<l_^?\ elegant assortment of SPRING ft SUSf.MERCC^ MILLINERY. A Iso, a handsome assort inent of Children's HATS, to which she invites the atten tion of thd ladies. No. Pennsy lvamn avenue, be tw een 9th and 10th streets, south side. ap 3-5t L. ALLEN. Hermetically sealed fish, fruits and Vegktablks, ix Caxs and Jars, viz: Fresh Salmon and Lodsters, 111 2 lb. nans, Fresh Peechea and Par Apple, in 3 pint jars. Fresh Tomatoes, retaWiing all their natural flavor, French Peas and Mushroons 111 <3in* and ^-cans, And 1 case Fous Grous, interines. No. 7 size. Fresh importation. For sale by JAMES H. SHEKEL!., np 3 It _ (Int. 279 F st., cor. 13th. Alexandr ia Tn d Wash i \ g to n BOAT * The steamer GEORGE WASH INGTON or THOMAS COMTEK* will depart at the following hours, and on Mt. Ver non day s additional trips will be ruu: Leave Alexandria 7. 8,'i, 10.\?, 12,2,4V, 6 Leave Washington T\. 9>j, llJt. I. i**, &M, 6*4. JOB CORSON, and ap 3-d GEO. T. HOWARD, Captains. HE OLD U. S. HOTEL. TO THE PUBLIC! The Proprietor of the International Hotel J , , A deems it prudent to change the name of this ? Hotel, owing to the late sickness at thejg^KL National Hotel, and the two names being sosimifar thereby conflict with each other. This Hotel, for the future, will be conducted under the name of the UNITED STATES HOTEL, the originaj name of tliia Hotel. ap S-lw Having completed our spring and Summer arrangements, we are now prepared to supply our numerous customers in Washington and Georgetown with almost every description of whole some SUMMER DRINKS, such as premium Miji kbal Watkhs. pure Crab Cider. Champagne Cider, Burton. Philadelphia.and XXX PaleAi.es. all of very superior quality, unsurpagsed*in flavor and richness 1? any 111 the Union ; XX Porter, a prime article. For several of the above mentioned drinks we received at the late Fair of the Metropolitan Mechanics' Institute the highest awards of merit. We are also agents for the sale of Turner Brothers Ginger Wink.Blackberry Bra.ndy,Sirups,ftc.. and Dr. Wheeler's Cherry W ink Bitters, all of which will be sold on the most accommodating terms. We have also for sale one superior CLOTHES MANGLE, in good order. ARNY A SHINN, np 3-1m Corner Green ami Olive sts.. Georget'n. S P. HOOVER'S IRON HALL BOOT, SHOE . ANDTRUNK ESTABLISHMENT,flrfTTB 320 north side of Pennsylvania avenue, be-Kn^R tween 9th and 10th streets.?I have this day*1*"' received of J. W. McCurdy ft Son. Ill Chestnut st., Philadelphia, Pa., a splendid assortment of I adies*. Misses' and Children's GAITERS, BOOTS, SLIPPERS and BUSKIN TIES, all colors, shapes and styles, all for the spring trade. Those wishing a good and cheap article will do well to call and examine my stock before purchasing elsewhere, as I am determined to set! oheap for the T iBowiicrn.iw 1 am ueieriiuneu 10 b?hi ?neap ior in /A8H Call early My stock of TRUNKS aud BAGS is the larcest ? this eity. (apS) S. P. HOOVER. CASH. My st< in this pity. (ap 3) MONARCHS RETIRED FROM BUSINESS, by Dr. Doran, author of Knights and their Days, Vasconseloa; a Romance of the New World, by W. Gilmore Simms, #1 25 "*he Shadow Worshipper and other Poems, by Frank Lee Benedict, 7?c. The Fraserian Papers ofthe late Win. Mag inn, LL.D., annotated, with a life of the author, by R. Slielton Maekensie. D.C.L., #1. ? MA1IRY-9 dp 9 Bookstore, near 9th street. JJB. C.S. DSlfttSt,*? Mascfacttbbb or Abtiucial Txitb.-^^C^ Hi* complete arrangements enabling him tofefBto? nresant tne following reMoiiabte prices: ^*"iJ '" iSTuS* SettT-th.on Gold ??}.? Do 4p ?* ?ilvsr ?*?? One or mor?,?n - - lto 3 UILm. F-Xttact1 ng.'o^erattoas , a aJ?h?mnasrX to ctM everj satisnc ?nue. ij) 3 pwri P ffTR IN0 00ribcr most bemtifb. lUh-rtmentoMWds for ^use-keep ing that hni ever bwn af?M for sale in thu m*r ket. They oonsist in part of theifreat variety of Dr. KANK and WOSTFRMAN'S Improved I pnght and Horizontal Solf-Ventilatin* and Circulating Re frigerators, the latest improvement and the neat in ( the market. Has also in store, at very low pnoas, all other kinds which were bought directly from the manufactories in Philadelphia and New York. A beautiful assortment of all kinds and smes of Hi R U CAGES of all colors, direct from the marili factories inN'ew York and Boston. ... . Badmll t TWPs btmf yogl'iff CMTf? G!*l Bod Wagons, Spring Chaises from their factory in Phil- , adelphia. Patent WATER COOLERS, the latest improve ment and of all sues, colors, and at vies, raad4 of galvanized iron and tinned inside, direct from the manufactories m Philadelphia. Tin Safes of all kinds. Japanned and Bright War*. A Targe assortment of fvory Tahleand Pocket Cut- , lorr. Hardware, Ac. Sponge, hip, and Child** Bath in* Tubs. Wood and TV 11 low Ware. Shawe's Oas Summer Cooking Stoves, from the manulactory in Boston, as well as all other kinds ruid sizes of tho latest improved Cooking Stoves for , Co*I or WootL Please call and examine our Spina* aod Summer GoOis, all of which will be aold very cheap for cask. All g>>ods delivered free of cartage. C. WOODWARD, Pann. avenue bet. loth apd lith atreets. Sign of Stoves, Grates, and Houserurnisliing Goods, Brown stone front, No. 318. ap>?tf PROPOSALS FOR STATION FRY. Hoc** or Rkpbeskstativbs I'xitfd Statu.*, I Clbkk's Offick. March 31, Un.( In purauanoe of the seventeenth section of the a?t of Congress of the 26th August, 1842, entitled " Au act legalizing ami making appropriatioaa for auah necessary objects as have beeu usually included in the general appropriation bills without authority of lav, and to fix aod provide for certain incidental expenses of the Departments ami othoes of Governments. and for other purposes," sealed proposols will be receiv ed at this office until Monday, the 1st day of June next, at 12o'clock m.. fbr furnishing the following article* of stationery for the use of the House of Representatives during the Thirty-fifth Congress, ' ' DESCRIPTION OF ARTICLES. Class No. I .?Paper. Item 1 .?50(i reams white-laid qearto post, extra su perfine, faint lined 2.?MO reams white- laid quarto post, extra super fine, unruled 3.? 75 reani!> white-lnid Bath post, extra superfine, faint lined 30 reams white-laid Bath post, extrB superfine, unruled 5.?125 reams extra superfine craain laid notes pa per, large size, faiut lined and gilt-edged, an rtiled 6.?125 reams same article 7.?125 44 extra superfine cream laid note, medi um size, gilt-edged 8.?100 reams white cap paper, extra superfine, faint lined 9.-25 reams same paper, unruled 10.?125 " conunereta! laid note paper, large sue, faint lined Proposals for the above must state the price per ream. Of items 1,2,3, and 4 a portion not to exceed one half of each, to be furnished gilt-edged, if required. Class t.?Envelopes. Item 1.?2W,onc envelopes, thick laid, white, large letter size 2.?125,000 envelopes, thick laid, white, small sis* 2.?10,000 envelopes, thick laid, small note size 4.-60,000 co do official size, 8H x 9x4. and 9^x4 inches 5.?150.1AJU envelopes, butf laid, large letter size 6.-25,000 do do official size 7.-100,000 d?> buff, medium, between let ter and official size, smooth and strong, for newspapers and document*. The envelopes are to be in all cases adheaive. Preference will be given to those having fall pockets. Proposals must state the prive per thousand. Class 1-A'siwi, |r. Item. 1.?100 dozen four blade pearl-handle pocket knivea, 2.?80 dozen same article, stag handle 3.?3> dozen two-blade pearl and shell handle pocket knivea, small size, half of each 4.?50 oases scissors 5.?50 pairs first rate office shears 6.-8 dozen ivory handle erasers Proposals for knives and erasers most state the price per dozen. Items Nos. 1,2, 3 and 4 are to be of the best quality and first style of finish. Class 4.?Pens, Penholders, Pencils and Quills. Item. 1.?50gross Perry's patent large bine barrel pens, fine points 2.?50 gross Perry's three pointed pens 3.?400 gmss fine quality metallic pens, in boxes containing gross each 4.?10 gross bullion pen*, on cards or in gilt boxes of one dozen each 5.?5 gross porcupine quill penholders 6.?6 gross rosewood penholders, for large Imrrel pens 7.?6 gross rosewood penholders, for small barrel pens 8.?3gross penholders, best styles, for pens without barrels 9.-2 gross lane* penholders, handsome styles 10.?20 gross Faber's Nos. 1,2, and 3 black lead pen pencils 11.?30 dozen gold pens, first rate quality, half with silver cases and half without cases. Class y?Inl and InkstanJi. Item. 1.?50 dozen mk, 1x1 pint bottles 2.?3> dozen ink, half-pint do 3.?15 dozen ink. quart do 4.?3dozen relink, or carmine, in small glass bot tles 5.-6 dozen standishes, china or cut -glass inkstands, with racks, Ae. 6.?5 dozen fine china inkstands, pump and dishes, gdt 7.?10 dozen handsome cut-glass inkstands, large a 7. o 8.?1<? do ten handsomo cut-glass inkstands, medium size 9.?5 dozen handsome pressed glass inkstands, vari 011s patterns 10.?4 dozen handsome porcelain ladies' inkstands, various patterns CLAns6.?Memorandum Book*, Portfolios, Tab lets and Diaries. Item. 1.?3) dozen memorandum books assorted sizes 2.?20 dozen portfolios, quarto, with looks, tablets, and of fine quality 3.?10 dozen portfolios, cap, with locks, and of fine quality 4.?10 dozen pearl tablets, with pencils, and of supe rior quality and finish 5.?15 dozen pocket diaries, of fine paper and finish Class 7.? Wax and Wafers. Item. 2.-3*1 pounds red wafers, of fine quality 2.?250 do red wax, of very finest quality. Class 8.?Paper Weights and Paper Folders. Item 1.?20 dozen cut glass paper weights, finest quality and patterns 2.?30 do nine-inch fine ivory folders, one inch wide, and not less than 9 oz. to the dozen 3.?20 do nine-inch fine ivory folders, one inch wide, ami not less than 9 oz. to the do zen. and with stirtng handles. 4.?10 do fine pearl folders, assorted patterns^nd strong handles. Class 9.?Misetllaneous. Item 1.?STO dozen red tape. No. 19 2.?25J do do No. 25 3.? 25 do white tape, No. 25. 4.? 10 do vesta taper stands, with wax tapers, fine qunfit > 5.-1,000 pounds pounds black sand, pound papers 6.?10 dozen letter clips, silt 7.?10 do do bronze 8.?200 fine ivory handle letter stamps, chequered 9.?100 do do do plain 10.?12 dozen pieces best quality twilled office taste, various colors 11.?'.2 do bottles adheaive mucilage, best quality, wide metal tops aud pencils attached 12.?5 pounds india-rubber, in usual size pieces, na tive gum preferred. Class 10. Item 1.-1,000 reams l>ufl or brown envelope paper, smooth surface, strong and tough, 19 x 24 inch es, to weigh not less than 23 pounds to the ream 2.?600 reams of bull or brown envelope paper, smooth surface, strong and tough, 2B x 24 inches, to weigh not less than 25 ponnds to the ream 3.?6>> reams strong aud smooth Manilla paper, 27 x 31 inches, to weigh not lesa than forty pounds to the ream 4.-1,000 re?uns white flat caps iu half sheets, to weigh not lens than 12 pounds to the ream 5.-2,000,000 document envelopes, fine bull paper, 7V inches long and Sl( inches wide Proposals for the above must state the weight and price per ream for paper and price per thousand for envelopes. By the act approved June 17,1844, the Clerk of the House of Representatives is "directed to confine Ins purchases exclusively to articles the growth and manufacture of the United States, provided the same can be procured of such growth and manufacture, of suitadle quality, and at reasonable prices, upon as good terms as to quality and price as can be obtained of foreign growth and manufacture." A preference wdl therefore be riven to the productiona of Ameri can industry; ana all persons making proposals to supply any article, will state whether the same is of the growth and manufacture of the I nited States. The articles are to be delivered, free of any charge for carriage, at the Office of the Clerk on or before the 15th of October next, and to be paid for as awn as the Committee on Accounts shall audit the bill. Each bidder, though he may desire to propose for the whole of the articles above numerated, will be required to make a separate and distinct proposal for each *tem ; aud no proposal or paper embracing more than a single item will be considered. Each proposal to lie endorsed " Proposals for item No. -. class No.?,of stationery for the House of Repref aeutatives of Lke tinted States." and addressed to the undersigned. They will be free of postage. Sufficient specimens of each item acoompaay the proposal, marked with the lame of the biddr rand tie number of the claas and item,according to the above advertisement. The person offering to furnish any description of articles at the lowest price, quality considered, shall receive a contract for the same on executing *!??*, with one or more sureties, satisfactory to the Clerk, for the performanee of the same, uader a for fortune of twioe the contract prioe iu the ease of failure; which bond must be filed in the office of said Clerk within ten days after the proposals have been opened andltheretail declared. ap3-lawtJsl Clerk House of Repa., I. S. ujVimprrr.nffcwrmw* - Notice is hereliy imp to holder* of stock ef Uii loads ofthe Vmirt States. that tint depart meat will putcliase the ?m? until the tat day <?f June n*i't unlrii lk?in of ??????.?<? atoll to previously t4> taiaed. and will pay, w addition U> the taiereat %c orqad from the data of the last semi annual dividend of interest tharaoa, together with ow day's addi tional interest for the money to reaefc the Tender, th? following rates of pnaiun oa sa?J stocks: tat tha stock of 1MB. a premium of 10 oeut. tor tha stock of 1M7 and 1848, a premium of 1C per oeat.; and lor the ?ock of l?r?. commonly relied Texas Indemnity Stock, a premium of? per oeat. Certificates of stock transmitted le the depart marts, undar this aotioa. inn' to assigned to ito 1'nited States, by the party duly entitled to reoeive tha proceeds. Payment for the stocks soassicned and transmit tad will to nads by drafts oa tha Assistant Trees urars at Bostc.n, New York, or Philadelphia, at the option of the patties entitled to receive the iaes*?, nyinf the certificatus. HOWELl. COBb"^ taar 13-dtlstJone 'Sectary of fhe TYeasurv. AMISEMEKT8. T H T R D W E V. K COMMENCING ON MONDAY, Mam *?tb WAIGHS ITALIA, AX*THE 1,11,1/1 PUTI AN FAMILY, Exhibiting every night at t^, and oa WEDNESDAY" AND SATURDAY AFTER NOONS, at SS o'dook. AT ODD FELLOWS' HALL. Descriptive Pamphlets for aale la the Hell ?li/" ITALIA has never before been exhibited Washington. _ mar It I md OOIREE DANSANTE. Fv . , PROF H W. MUNDEL Measure in announcing to his a>fi s public generally, that his TSh <& take place at his Hall. Corner of Jrm ".'".on WKDNF.8DA\ 1A K- U* 18th.Ig57. 1 here a ill laea Soiree ev.>n in Tiurriiiuin. its/. 1 tiers a ill !?? a S< ' r?- ev . ?? > WEDNESDAY Evening ithc weather perm.' throughout the season. - mar & Fee for gentlemen ? REDUCED TO ONE DOLLAR. MADAME SWETT, THE CELE b K A rh It CLA!tL\U\ A.V T, is still at No. 5<S,Seveuth street, where the will remain a few days longer. Mad'e S. receive* consnUaMons r?**pect me the , PAST' PRESENT !! FUTURE '' and DISEASES!!! ? L/" During a year's tour in the South Hddl? and vVeet, Madame SWETT ha* been consult.-d lie upward* of Ten Thousand Person, and is pro nounced a superior Clairvoyant and the Wondei of the Age. Tumi or Cossiltatiojc.?LaaaM f l ; Geetle mca fish St LOST AND FOUND. I OST OR: STOLEN.-A LITTLE BLACK and ijj tan TLRRILR DOG, with a oollsr<a_ * of chain on. Whoever will return turn U?X ? TO Penn. avenue, will be well rewarded. ap I?tf WANTS. A NY PERSON WHO WAS PRESENT ON A the nicht of Thursday. the 13th of last month, in a certain Eating Honse in this city and witnessed the detention of an individual's ov? rooat for failing to psy a demand of W\ cents, will confer a favor b> leaving his name at this office. By so doing an act of justice will he performed. ap S-?t* UTANTED-A SERVANT, TO COOK, WASH vv and Iron, and do general housework for a sins I faintly. One who can come well recommended inn? obtaiu good wages and a steady hoiue by applying immediately at 415 H street, corner of 1??h. Jt* SITUATIONS WAN TED-BY TWO RK n spectable women from Maryland. One as C...k. Washer and Ironer. and the other as Nurse, and to make hereelf generally useful. No otyections to traveling. Would prefer going together. Appl) a: Mr. Ml RPHY'S, corner of 1st and C streets, intr the Depot. it * ANTED.?A COLORED BOY, ABOUT 15 v T or 16 years old, to help in the dining room and Oo general housework. Apply at the Star Office to leant direct sea. 11 \yANTED.?A YOUNG MAN TO LEARN vT the Watch, Clock, and Jewelry bnpineaa. In quire of J. A. WATSON, ap Ht* 5g Bridge street. Georgetown. IV C. Wr A NTED.-A* S ITCATIO N TO < ??< ?K . Tv \\ ash ami Iron, or to do general hoti?ewoik <1 a small family. No otyection to go into the swiitii. Apply at No. 78 Bridge St.. Georgetown. apa-ot* WANTED. ?A WOMAN. TO COOK ANI? aesist in the wasinug and imtiuig. Appl?. w rec^nmendation at No. u, Nortn A street, ('isi'ol Hill. ap3-2t* \]LT ANTE D?IN A SM ALL FAMILY, A TT CHAMBERMAID A SEAMSTRESS. One who thoroughly understands her ImsuieKS and is well recommended can appljr at 2SC G street, near 131 h. ap 3-3t* W A NTED.-A MAN AND WIFE.?The hrst to uuderstand sometlung about <>ardeiiibg. The wife for Kit? h !U and general Housework. G reference required. Apply at No. 3C7 Penn nv??r.iie, JONAS pTLEVY'S vViue, Liquor, and Grocery Store. ap 1?ti A SMALL FARM, IN A HEALTHY I.OCA lion, four luiles Irom W'aslungton. laglily tie proved, and ver> productive, having good build.n<< and every oecensary coovenience upon it. will be ex changed for city property > leiding rvnt. Persr.i.s wishing to make such au exchange, may appl> ai !??? counter of the Star Office. niarSMf \ET AN TED.?'THE HIGHEST PRICES PAID TT in cash for old Silver at HOOD'S SIL\ I.K WARE MANUFACTORY,33s Penc. avenue.n?ar Ninth street. de< BOA K DING. BO A R D-FOR TWO GENTLEMEN, T?> get her or in separate rooms, in a private famili. where there are ne oth?'r hoarder*, or children in the house. Apply at No. 4to Sixth street, second li<?i.?e from F. ap > t Boarding.-a gentleman and w ike can be comfortably acoouirinslated with BOA R l? at 414 D street, between6th and 7th. Also, t*.. gentlemen. ap3-e??3t* BOAR DING-SEVER A L PI.E ASA > k'i' VMM now vacant, with Board, at the s*>utheaat corner of 9th and H streets. ap I?St* M r sT b a t i:s."at h f7r b o a r d i no HOUSE, on the Honthcast crner of Penn.. Avenue and ?h street, has made arrangement s to accommodatea large numberol stiansers w ith Meals at any tune throughout the day, and Lodgings. mar S B C'HEAP SECOND H AND PIANOS.-We tove > in store six PIANOS, some ol whici<a have toeo used oniy a few months by meru bers of Congress' families, and are iiow for sale very low. being great targams: 2 Pianos, very pretty cases, at ? liu each 2 do common, at ^25 each 2 do beautiful rosewood cases, scarcely soiled by the few months uae they received, at #*<? each 2 do at ?175 each. These Ptanoa are really great lar^ains.and i!t pcr sons in quest of a reliable Piano and a great l*r?n.n should call and see them. Also.always on hand, the largest, most con.pli'te. and reiinble stock of NEW PIANOS of any e?ta' - lishmeut in this city. Also, all kinds of MUSIC and MUSICAL IN STRUMENTS. JOHN F. ELI.IS. ap 3 3T6 Pa. av.. bet. 9th sn<1 loth ?*?. OOKS FROM PARIS. J. J. Rousseau?Iji Nouvelle Heloi-o. 5 v !?.. illustrated, 75c.; I.es Confessions, 2 vole. i!1u* t rated. 75c. Voltaire?Steele de Louis XIV, 1 vol, illustrated. 37c. * Sonvestre? Un Philoaophe sous let Tons. Vv C<*> lessious d un Ouvricr. 3de.: !?cene? de la Ch u annarie, 3>c. Lamartine?Les Confidences. ??c. George Sand?Valentine. 3"c.; La Petite Fadftte, 30c.; Tevarino,?*e. Dumas Fits?La Dame aux Camelias.3nc.; Awoniae 3^c. Balzac?I^i Pere Goriot, SBr.' |,e Cousin Pom. And many other Novels. Tales. Piajs. "? painphtet form, imported from Paris la ?P3 FRANCK TAYLOR IJNITED STATES MAIL. ALABAMA. Post Oyrtcs Depa?tm*5t. ( Washington.March3'.. 1?57; \ Proposals for conveying the mails of the I mt^l States from 1st July. 1KS7. to 3Mh June. 1R5H. ofi the foDowinc route in tbe State of ALABA.M *. in tin* time and manner herein speeihed. will l>e received at the Contract Office of this Departmeut unti 3 p. in., of let June next, to be decided on the n?-xf dag: 7104r? Front Tuscaloosa. I* Northp?'rt. Sipser I urn Gordo. Reform.and Antioch.t. ? un, s. Mississippi, sixty-three miles ami hack, , three times a week?with doe celerit), cer taiaty. and aeeunty. ..... . Leave ^uscaloo^ M??da>, Wednesday and Friday, at a. m.; . Arrive at Columbus same davs by li p. m.; Leave Columbus Tuesday, Thursday and ^?a - urday at 4 a. m.; Arrive at Tuscai??oaa aame days by 6 p. in. For forms of proposal, guarantee, and certificate, also instructions and requirements to be embraced in the contract, see advertisement of January 9, 1864. in puiiphleth^oWs . ap 3-law4w ^ Postmaster General. Real estate office. A full description of all property left with mc for ?ale, will lie entered oa my Sales Book, and reoene mj personal atteuliou. and if a aale isefVoted.a rea sonable commission will be charged on the&iuouiit of aale. I will alao give personal attention to the Renting of Dwellings and other property, for reasonalie fees. Tha public may lie aseurod that all business left in mjr charge will he attended to with promptn^i m <1 fidelity ; and that it is my intention to makeaiv ortice a place of great value to all mterested iu Real Estate Business respectfully solicited. Office at No. 5 2 (second story)7th street,opposite National Intelli gencer Office. POLLARD WEBB. T N. KIDWELL, ? HEALER /A' ICE. trat street, Georgetown, is now prepared to L*?r?^'or ICE. either left at his residence or with Kidwall * Lawrence. 1Mb street. 3MI