Newspaper of Evening Star, May 22, 1857, Page 2

Newspaper of Evening Star dated May 22, 1857 Page 2
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EVENING STAB. WAJHIJH"*?" CITY: FRIDAY ......May 1WT. SPIRIT OF THE MORNING PRESS. The Intelligencer republishing extract* from other journals against filibustering says : ? ?All of the private expeditions raised for the invasion and conquest of neighboring Territories or States have come to a disastrous end; and. after spreading death and desolation amid the people against whom they were directed, have D-ought confh?ion and overthrow on their own misguided leaders and followers. The first inva sion of Cut* by a few adventurers just released from the service of the United States in the Mex ican war met with a bloody repulse upon its tirst landing on the shores of Cardenas. Next fol lowed the more portentous, and for that reason only the more calamitous, foray of Lopez. whose fate would seem to have l>een, so far as Cnlnt Is concerned, not without its significant warning to all who may be presumed still to share the aspi rations which guided that unfortunate ch't ftain. Then followed the bloody and al>ortlve invasion by Walker, of Lower California; ar.d then the occupation of Nicaragua by Walker, which, if l^ss speedy in the ruin it has brought to those who conducted and sustained it. lias none the less come to nought, aad entailed an amount and degree of suffering upon the parties engaged in it. and the people oppressed by it, which can hatdly be taken into account by those who, with any pretentions to humanity, still find it in their hearts to countenance such unlawful movements And the fall of Walker in Nicaragua is followed in quick succession by the startling intelligent of the capture and condemnation to death of one Col. Crabbe and his followers in their effort to revolutionise the Mexican province of Sonora, . where before the F rench Count Rou?set de Boul boo met with a no less unfortunate fate in a simi lar endeavor. May we not. therefore, with reason conclude, in the light of these modern instances, that the business of flllibusterism is at i>est but ?'a poor trade," however u well followed;*' and that it* pursuit is likely to bring as little profit to the pockets as credit to the characters of its ad herents." The V nton criticises with ability the views of the London Times concerning our New Gra* nadian embroglio, calls attention to the pro gress of the Great We?t, and discussca in a very interesting article, the existing commer cial relation* between the United States and Spain. WASHINGTON NEWS AND GOSSIP Land Speculation is a disease peculiarly American, raging periodically. an<l destroying its thousands where it benefits its hundreds. There fa no reasoning with it, because the cir cumstances by which we in the United States are surrounded bring it about and so stimulate and encourage it. as that to essay to stem its current would be simply labor thrown awai Nevertheless, it is well that all should view it now and then as it really is. Finding in a late number of the New York Turns a brief and excellent essay upon it, replete with information of interest to all who reflect to their own profit on what they read, we transfer it to the Star's columns, as being likely much more substan tially to benefit our patrons than aught we can write in our present mood : I.and SrKrrLitors.?Land, as an article of commercial speculation, has hardly an existence In Kngland. The a?res which com prise the entire extent ot that powerful kingdom, are held by a few proprietors, and saies are very rare indeed. The greatest portion of the land is entailed property, which pa?es from heir to heir, and is never sold at all. Leases of property are occasionally sold, and now and then a freehold estate js disposed of at auction; but the trade iu land Is unknown. But land speculations with us monopolize :t very considerable part of the ac tive capital and business enterprise of the coun try. The annual sales of new lands are nearly equal in extent to the whole of Great Britain, and as entails are not allowed with us. the entire real estate to the country changes hands by actual sales every few years. In estimating the differ ence in the commerce of the two countries, we are apt to leave out of the estimate altogether the enormous business transacted in lands, which is of much greater importance to the countiy than the transactions in merchandise. England adds no new lands to her agricultural territory, nor builds any new towns. She only compresses her increasing population into closer quarters, and tries to increase the fertility of her soil by more careful cultivation The enterprise, talent and capital which are here expended in the trade in lands, are there, of necessity, concen trated upon manufactures and the commerce iu merchandise XV- add yearly to our lands, by f ur'-bases from the Government, about ten Mill ions of acres, or nearly one-thi.d of the whole surface of Kngland. Of these ten millions of new lands, about a third axe annually brought under cultivation, and the remainder are held for purposes F.ven at the present rate of alworption it will require nearly a hundred years to get rid of our national domain, so that the com merce in lands is not likely to lie a temporary trade In the seven new Territories there are 99C.tj00.t?U? of acres to lie disposed of. and the ten dency to speculation is greater than it has been known to be before The mania for trading in Lrnds and laying out new towns at the West, is more virulent now than it was in KM. for then speculators preferred town lots, but now the great struggle is fo.- new land. All the Western pa pers iepresent the land fever as raging with unu. sual fury, and affeeting all classes?farmers, mcr c, clergy men and lawyers. Coun try stoiekeepers sell out th-ir stocks to invest in wild lands; clergymen alnndon their pulpits to preach arid speculate in the wilderness; and farm ers, with comfortable homesteads, browsing Hacks and fruitful orchards, abandon their coiufo; t.:ble homes to locate in the Far West. A Wheelin g paper says: B - We heard yesterday that some ->& of the l>est men in Baruesville. Belmont county, Ohio had all departed for the West, at the same time 'This !?> also true of all the towns in this section of the country. The travel through Pittsburg, alone accord,rig to the papers of city, ave.ace one Thousand a day at the lowest computation, while siong the lake -hore routes it is estimated at from two to three thousand '* This is but an example of the reports made bv all the local journals in the great towns which lie along the vai ions routes of travel to the West. It is probable that land speculation is carried to too great an extent, and that serious financial troubles may |/n*w out of the di version of so much capital from the more natural channels of trade; but still, the tinauoal view of the subject is by no means the most important aspect of the case It Is the moral effects of it, the deteriorating In tin ence which this restlessness anil anxiety for change must have npon the national character which is most to be deplored. Settled habits! permanent homes, and the consciousness of hav ing an interest .n tue welfare of the community io which we live, aie necessary to refined habits good morals and a thorough development of our mental and physical resources. The whole coun try, except in the large and growing towns, will have a raw, unfinished and >emi-barbarous char acter. and even the patriotic sentiment of the peo pie will ??e feeble, where there is no permaneTit population, and the people regard themselves as ouU temporary sojourners in the land Jahr Jor laud spe.-ulat ion, is the mania V.V. fL"re ls "u uf overcoming it but to let it run its course, and for even man to *?desvor to cultivate as much as po.-ii/ie H love Faiu Play s a Jiwkl.-Not long since we took occasion to publish, at the request of a friend, a plea for Maine in the matter of the dis tribution of the Federal patronage ; not be cause we beheve that the quest,on where an applicant hails from should properly be a mat ter of moment in the di-positi,,., yf 1)ffice und(.r the Government (which should ho bestowed ac cording to the capacity fidelity and merits of the applicant in all cases, other things being equal.) but because we- like to have all enjoy a fair showing in the public mess To day we publish a somewhat similar argument?at lea*t one to the i-arac end- from the pen of an Ala baunan. whose State is evidently "in the ring"' for the g' *1 and fat things, or we mistake the drift of his effort, which is by no means to be i sought in his disclaimers. His capital-tempered effusion fa as follows MA a>d HlX Ftt>E?AL Patkonags ? Mr Editor The writer hereof has on personal mot'YC w??UY$r *.U gratify by this communica tion, other thaa the erid* of fair dealing Having no one to recommend for appointment, I would ?esp;se jo u- the medium of any man's displace. as 1 do. that section of the conn wlirTr- 1Cr 1 everything that affects her the new.^1^" *y T"1' und ^ tUc of rwemfe ?pr7*.of ,his an<1 othef cities, have r with stiff comparisons and eloquent d'f*u< e* of certain states ami sections ot tteCQUn,ry, insinuating obtrusions of their deir H '"*Pwrl?Mr?t"P?H? the solicited attention ?' Air Bucbanau and hi? accomplished Cabin* of deem it not entirely unjustifiable me to ?' ? a lance tn rest upon the position of a l10'^ which, among alt the faithless mauv th &ate. given -ad and comfort " to every vs bav? shape and creed of political opiuiob w floated th.ongh the publ.c mind atnc Ulch ence of the Government itself, has st' ?" the exist ing In ber Democratic armor, li> *** uaswerv glittering beneath bis lion-bann?r * a War-?ud, Whilst New Vork; Fennsvj , / vania, \ irginia, Maine, ami a number of olher Stated have made lecent proclamation of their place-favor*, izen* of Alabama?remote from the head of Fed eral affair*?-have allowed no unmeaning cupidity to stir their bosoms witfc liie mere nsptratiou* uf the place-hunter; but 1mr*> with that conatant devotion to principle, and that exemplary modesty*; and forbearance peculiar to tfcem, retrained from thrusting upon the attentioaff the Admiuistra ? tiou the claims of any of her giftld son*. an stoutly refused at all times tar active participan cy in the ceaseles* rtrifes tm public efloe./ Not that she lias not in&ny men within her "bordera who would not accept and who are not qualified by a singular combination of all those rare qual ities which constitute the man of Intelligence and experience with which to illustrate the hon ors of otfirial position, but that she has hitherto i?een satisfied with contributing alone, by her moral influence and the power of her votes, to the preservation of the Constitution and the perpetu ation of that spirit of fraternal concord and good will which ought everywhere and in everything to characterize and prevail in Democratic coun sels. Ever steadfast in the conflict for principle, she has always and involuntarily shrunk from the indiscriminate scramble for office. I<oving and sustaining the Constitution of the land as the broad segis of oar federative existence, her democratic inw* have never exhibited any symptoms of a different political faith than that planted deep in their bosoms l?y the nerve and soul of the glorious old hero of Talledega and hmuchfaw. Contributing this, not only to the present supretitacy of democratic ideas, she has likewise the more substantial honor of annually augmenting the material resources and support of the country, by the free-will offering of the largest cottoH-grotring Stale in the Universe! If, in com mercial parlance, Cotton is King, this periodical augmentation of the material wealth and pros perity of the country is certainly no insignificant and worthless tribute from the peculiar institu tion"' to whatever relates to the growth and de velopment of the entire country. And as custom has reduced to piactice the disposition of Federal favors according to the *? eternal fitness of things," circumstances havepeculiarlycombined at this time in pointing to Alal>ama as a spot of democratic earth to which this "fitness of things" would be eminently proper and applica ble. and which would enforce a truth ordiuarily as |K>werful with governments as it is with indi viduals?that of '? praising the bridge that carries you over " ? The people of Alabama never have, nor will they ever pei init themselves to engage in aclauior for public office and its precarious emoluments; j but whilst, as a dutiful member of the great sis te:hood of States, she is willing by her public utterances to assist in shaping the expansive and definite policy of the couatry, and at the same time to bear the comparative burthen of its taxa tion. she is equally jealous and appreciative of her public me n?in whom she confides with a de votion that does bono.-- to her loyal heart. Since her admission into the Union in 1SI9, she has stood buckled in her Democratic armor, and for ?'& years, like the young Norvell upon the Gram pian hills, she has felt the first tiush of every great battle which has beeu fought against Demo crat ic^Jrinciples from that day until the present, without having lost a single contest within her borders. And for the long period of nearly forty years service to the Democratic party, we l>elieve that the full Democratic list of her federal honors comprises one Vice President of the United States, one Supreme Court Judge, three full missions j abroad, one Minister Resident, four or five Con sulships.?without either a Cabinet officer.a single head of a Bureau, or even a leading clerk.?super added to the diminutive and doubtful number td ten lower class clerkships in all the various subordinate branches of the Government. Now, no complaint is made of this fact as no one has the right, moral or political, to complain or clamor about a condition of things which ought alone to be measured and consulted by virtue of the public good; but inasmuch as other States with more cupidity and infinitely less merit have recently seen proper through the newspapers to Haunt their busy p-etentious to the public gaze, it i* not deemed unfitting in one or her sons to say that a State, where democratic principles have l>een planted with no niggard hand, and where those principles have not been the growth of a desiie for power?that such a State can only re count the bestowal of so smalt a numtier of Fed eral honors npon her sons through a period of forty years service to the constitution and the Union. The public men of Alabama, however ? a people of ?? prayer, patience andlongsuttering.' are willing to "bide their time"' in matters j at once secondary in their nature, and await that I reconstruction of political conditions which the t enlightened and liberal policy of the present 1 Administration will sooner or later embrace?a process of adaptation which is now going on among the democratic masses of Alabama, and which w.ll send to the next Congress of the United , States an unbroken democratic phalanx with I which to energize the measures and confirm the hope* of the friends of the present Administration. and South, throughout the wide borders of , the Republic. The onlv motive then, which in duces this communication, is that '-justice may be done, though he heavens fall," and that Ala , bama. long neglected in the Departments here and in the representation abroad, may not goon | to th** '"end of the chapter'* with a voiceless plea against the apparently unrerneiiil>ered condi tion that has hitherto surrounded her ever con stant and hopeful sons. q The Work ox tiif. AyuKorrT.?Great inter est is just now felt in the result of the bidding for contracts on the V? ashingtoii Aqueduct, whieh must be known very shortly. There are nine contracts to be let out, for each of which a large number of bids wcro put in ; many con tractors hnving attended from far-off distances to participate in the bidding, some among thetn being quite as famous a* contractors of public works as any other living men in America Each of these nine contracts embraced a multi tude of items?work of all descriptions, in vari ous locations and under various circumstances, such as to induce bidders to make complicated offers for them. Thus arises the delay in the an nouncement of the results of the letting. We hear that the tenders are now all before the I resident, accompanied by the necessary calcu lations of the engineers upon them. According to the general' understanding, a single firm of well-known northern contractors has bid for the whole work, at a price?about $1.960,000 which would probably permit the Aqueduct to be finished within the estimate of Engineer Meigs. That is, the bid of this firm leaves a sufficient margin to pay for tho land required, engineering, superintendence, clerk hire, Ac within Engineer Meigs's original estimate ; while other bids for separate contracts are said to be still lower. Those immediately interested in the results of the bidding are just now nerv ouoiy anxious, and will continue to rest on net tles until the President s decisions may be definitely known For their information wo can g,ve them but two items of information bearing on their hopes and fears. First, that yesterday, or the day before, additional calcu lations are said to have been required of the Engineer by the President; and, next, that in answer to anxious inquiries of some bidders, the President told them, bluntly and emphati cally, that their prospects of carrying off tho contracts for which they had made tenders de pended wholly upon a singlo fact, not yet as certained. That is. the fact whether their bv' . for the particular work were lower than I' ' of all others, the security offered by the^ b'in? of course, undoubted B#in?? The Progress 0f the Usisrr- Arts - every branch of mechanical sci? IJ1 i* rushing ahead with a vigo. the learned of the Old Wo rl*d r? tutions are nearly all - J?,' Wh<fre the ,n,U natural propensity fo*- r\ press man'x couraged by the gr*- t wh,ch cn of the theory of 0 J l'r,DClp,es the bottom reason why we L . 0ovc?ment is the true art* Week'v * * *r- aN the useful .h. P?^.:,eedpbutb,;f * w L'uited States i Government of tho <">lj Of the resUeT ^ tb? artiaans. but of the Je'9 m'n^a ?ur the most active of r.r articular turns taken by exeeed>? us in pyr ae'r minds. While Europe and refined art 'Kre98 >n the more luxurious labor-saving ?*' We distance her in inventing modes apr . ? *n"es 'n ?Ddustrial methods and every day businow the r ' j1 " ,S " "hou,d Labor is Eur '*** 'ieratnm in America; while in ?>pe it* abundancy is a positive nuisance most everywhere. This difference accounts ^ satisfactorily as easily for the eagerness with wfcieh the inventive genius of the United States devotes itself to utilitarian purposes, as the path in which it will most surely find the pecu niary reward which almost all seek who will patiently devote themselves to the intense labor of thought ntnd experiment out of which nearly all mechanical real improvement grows. By way of illustrating forcibly the grand result "I the labors of American inventors in two or three particular and pjost important walks of mechanical science, wo quote from an article on the Hubfect |?ut>li?he?l nut long since in the New York Tribune, as follows Via-. Of caurse. a great majority of the patents ob tained for either prove of no practical value. an<i .only entail loss oa tMe inventors and their backera. fT1?U la so la all departments of invention. Of the Ltvro hundred patents on sewing-machines, proha bly not More than ten ever yielded a net farthii bto their contrivers, and not twenty ever will. pthe various machines for sewing probably not ] a dozen have any decided merit whatever. some must have merit, or they would not sell i. a constantly accelerating ratio. \Ve have alreai, cited the fact thataslnglethrlfty and enterprising house. largely engaged in the fabrication of hooped skirts, has now one hundred and seventy five sewing machines constantly at work, and is steadily adding to the aumber.' There are seam stresses Tn our city who Ant borrowed the money to buy one. and nova own two or three, hiring other>e?m*tre*se* to work those for which their own hands do not suffice. For sewing leather or other work too heavy for delicate female fingers, some of them are unequaled, It might l>e ex t avagant to-day to estimate that half the tewing in our city is done by machines ; bnt the time is rapidly approaching when at least three-fourths will lie. And we have heard that one inventor who does not now make at all, is receiving of va rious manufacturers at the rate of S30.D00 per annum for the privilege of using bis patent. "As to mowers and reaper*, their value cannot be estimated. An intelligent farmer casuallv said to us some time since, 1 ? iny mower has paid for itself the first vear; indeed, I could not nave made my hay without it." Another said, a few days since: "My mower has made me a gentle man,"' meaning that It had relieved him of his chief trouble?that of obtaining men to make his hay in due season. Id the great dairy and stock regions of our country it is impossible to hire men enough fit to mow to get iu the hay crop in due season Exorbitant prices will not command tbein. for they do not exist. Harvesters have al ready released thousands from the mortification of seeing their crops perishing nngathered from absolute want of lai>orers. Even though the cost were not diminished, as it notoriousiy'is, by har vesters, the fact that the work can now be done in season. and fine weather improved to the utmost, would render these machines of utility. 44 Such is but a single chapter?at most, two chapters?in that industrial progress which is opening a new era for maukiua. Let us hope that its blessings will be enjoyed by the manv, not monopolized by the few." A Cheat Pfblr: Loss. ? On Wednesday morning last, wc learn from the Fredericksburg Hrrafd, Eustace Conway, recently elected to be the Judge of the eighth judicial district of Virginia, died at his residence, in Fredeticks burg. His disease was recently ascertained to be cancer in the cheek, which hurried him rapidly to his grave, into which he did not cnter.'fceforo making full preparation for the solemn change. He could not have been more than thirty-seven or e ght years of age. We knew him well, from his earliest manhood up. He was u man of most effective and valuable talents and acquire ments, which, had he lived to a ripe age. would have earned for him the reputatian of being one of the ablest and soundest jurists this oountry has so far produced. He was eminently a use ful citizen and a good and true man io all his relations in life. We mourn the death of such a man with keen grief, because, in his taking off, not only the family circle, hut the commu nity blessed with the influence of his personal association while living, loses that which cannot be restored to them?in this case a deplorable loss, indeed. Decision of 0 enkral Land Office ix Cases of Claims bv Pre-emption to Lands with drawn for Railroad Purposes.?1st. It is held that claims by pre-emption founded on settlements made prior to the time when the route of a railroad is definitely fixed, or prior to the date of absolute withdrawal of the land from market, are valid, provided the claimant complied in all other respects with the law. 2d. Claims resting on settlements made after the route of a road is definitely fixed, or after the date of absolute withdrawal of the land from market, are inadmissible. 3. According to the opinion of Attorney Gen eral Cushing of the lfith of February last, the route of a road, or any parts thereof, is definitely fixed when they are surveyed, marked, and fixed on the ground. Post Office Department.?Neir Offices testallished.?Eddyville, Armstrong countyt Pa., Turney S. Orr, Postmaster ; Soudersburg. Lancaster county, Pa., Thos. E. Ruber. Post master; North San Juan. Neuvcda county. Cal , John A Seely, Postmaster; ltainey's Creek, Coryell county. Tex., W D. Clark, Postmaster; Russellville. Sacramento county. Cal., Charles Ellis. Postmaster; Neosho Falls, Woodson coun ty, Kansas, Nathaniel S. (ioss, Postmaster; Wilmington, Shawnee county. Kansas, Ogilvie H. Sheldon, Postmaster; Neosho City, Coffee county. Kansas, T. J. Russell, Postmaster; Olive Green, Noblo county, Ohio, James Cald well, Postmaster ; Bloody Eagle, Ilancovk coun ty. Ohio. William Cameron, Postmaster; Bon- . chea, St. Croix county, Wis., Joseph Brown. Postmaster ; Decrfield, Steel county, Mir,.. Washington Morse, Postmaster; Reil, Nicolette county, "Min., Marshall B. b tone, Postmaster. Name and Site of Post Office Ckeo.tged ? Quihi, Medina county, Texan, changed, to New Fountain. Land Warrants.?The financial circular of Sweeny, Rittenhuase, Fant A Co., of May 21st says: Land Warrants are in better demand. The heavy decirine which took place about the lltli in stant. has. in a great measure, stopped the usual supply, holders being unwilling to sell at the low figure off-red. Ou yesterday and to -day the enquiry was act ive and prices have rallied, We quote the mar ket firm ; the following being our rates : H'i\ 'g. per acre. Sell'g.per acre. 40 acre warrants gj u ?1 n N) " " 90 102 1?" " " ... <<& 101 1*> " " 94 Money.?Onr local money market has under gone no quotable t haix'e since our last report. Depositors, if an' thing, find less difficulty in supplying them' .elves. Thk Wagc roAU Expeditions.?Informa tion recent' y received by the Government here, we regre m have to say, renders it probable that th Q backwardness of the season on the froiir jer wjj| del ay the starting oat of the par ties charged with the duty of opening the various wagon roads to the Paeifie coast settlements for ten or twelve days longer than wag anticipated. It is now probable that the season in whieh these parties can prosecute their labors will be a short one. So, it behooves those charged with their superintendance to make hay while the sun shines. The Diplomatic Appointments.?Wc ap prehend that but few new appointment# to those places may be expected to be made shortly. Four gentlemen now filling such offices are un derstood to have applied to be relieved?Messrs Vroorn. Belmont, Owen and one other,?and we are anticipating daily to hear of the appoint ment of their successors, but not to hear of the appointment of any other Ministers or Charges for some time to come. From the best informa tion in our reach wculso anticipate that changes will be made in half a dozen Consulates of im portance by the 1st proximo. John W. Forney, Esq.?Perceiving in the distant press letters from Washington, specu lating at a great rate over an alleged disposi tion on the part of this gentlemen to go abroad in the diplomatic service of the Government, we have to say that they are all erroneous. He designs Teaiding ia Pennsylvania, and is not an applicant for any foreign appointment, nor does be entertain the most distant idea of be coming one. The Naval Coihts or Inqfirv. Court No. I, the case of ex-Lt. Bartlett ui still pending. J. W. Revere, Esq , formerly of the Navy, and Capt. Montgomery (recalled) have been examined. Both are witnesses for-M Before Court No. 2, tinea laet issue, Cap tains Ilollins and Nieholson, and Commander Ringgold. Comma^derMinfr,find Capt. MfCau ley. (all for Lt. Carter, whose case in still on trial,) havo been examined since the last issue of the Star. They adjourned at an earlier hoar to-day, owing to the abseece of aome witnesses foe the drfnaoe. . * ? :W * Before Court No. 3, the cut of Capt. Boar mat being stHlon trial, Purser A. J. Watson a ad Commodore Storor (for tka Government) hare been eaamined, and tfea depositions of Commanters Feck and Cassia-'hara been saV aaKted since our last. A Naval Board op Visitors.?The Secre tary of the Navy has appointed, as a Board of Visiters to witness the approaching annual ex amination of the Midshipmen attached to the Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., the follow ing officers. Vis : CaptainsPendegrast, Lowndes and Wilkes, and Commanders Kennedy aad Thos. J. Page. This examination commences on the first Monday in the next month?June. A* Important Qfbstiox Deciord ?Re cently the question has arisen before the Post master General whether a deputy Postmaster can bo compelled to obey a summons to appear in Court with a valuable or other letter that rests in his office addressed to another party. The Postmaster General, under a decision of the Attorney General's office, decided that he cannot legally do so. The Ho5. Das'l S. Dickinsox, of New York, accompanied by his family and friends who are traveling with therm, we understand, paid their respects to the President to-day. Tiie Buck Horns Chair.?We hear that the buck horn chair from California was informally presented to the President to-day, by the gen tleman who brought it from California. Appointed.?Samuel Pleasant#, Esq., has been appointed Appraiser General of the Cus toms at Philadelphia, vice P. Barry Hayes, Esq. Appointed.?Jerome R. Gorin, of Illinois, has been appointed Disbursing Agent to the

Fort Ridgely and South Pass Wagon Road ex pedition under the Superintendence of W. H. Nobles, Esq., vice Philo P. Hubbell, resigned. Tbr Weather.?The following report of the weather for this morning is made from the Morse Telegraph line to the Smithsonian Institution, and will be oontinued daily when the line is in working order. The time of observation is about 7 o'clock a. m.: Mat 22, 1857. New York, N. Y... clear, pleasant. Philadelphia. Pa... clear, pleasant. Baltimore, Md....?. clear, pleasant. Washington, D. C.. clear, pleasant. Richmond, Va..... clear, ple.mant. Petersburg, Va clear, pleasant. Wilmington, N. tJ clear, cool. Columbia, S. C...? clear, warm. Charleston, S. C clear, pleasant. Augusta. Ga clear, pleasant. Savannah, Ua clear, cool. Macon. Ga clear, warm. Columbus, Ga clear, warm. Montgomery, Ala..~. clear, pleasant. Lower Peach Tree, Ala., clear, pleasant. Mobile, Ala clear, pleasant. Gainesville, Miss.__ clear, pleasant. New Orleans, La... clear, pleasant. The following rrports have been furnished by the National Tele graph line : From the West. Frederick. Md. ._... clear, pleasant. Cninl>erland, Md clear, pleasant. Haeerstown. Md clear, pleasant. Wheeling, Va. clear, pleasant. Grafton, \ a clear, pleasant. Yesterday at 9 p. m. the barometer was 30,015, thermometer 56". n tlier W. luciuiuturici This morni ag at 7 o'clock Itarometer, 30,040; thermometer ?2!' 5. Wind Light from W. and 3. PERSONA L. Commander Voorhees, U.S. N., Is at Kirk wood's. Hon. DatjM S. Dickinson and ladv, Judge Dickinson, and Richard Sclieil, of New Vork, are at Willards'. ....Gen, l?amsr,tbe<?Annexation President''of Texas, is saJd ti?l?ave in press a volume of poems, bearing the title of Vers*- Memorial*. Thomas D'Arey McGee has reli nquished his Daper, t'ne American Celt, and has proceeded to Montreal to establish a new trl-week!y newspa per The New York Time* of yesterday, says that Ex-President Pierce wn* to leave .New Yoik to-day for Conourd. N . H., stopping a few days in Boston. The T?ninl>erland (Md.) Telegraph states that Lord 'Napier, the British Miuister. conteni lwdteS 1P,-"IM^n8 thesummer months at Frowtburg, ?Major Ben Perley P<?ore, the barrow-net. Is stop' ,ing at the Astor House. N. Y. Ua is return '"g from a winter in Washington to his, farm in Nf whuryport, Mass. Governor Marcy, who is still at the Claren don Hotel, New York, intends to leave at the end of the present week for Albany. In consequence of the pressure of business engagements, he will be unable to sail for Europe, for t\Vo months. .... The Baltimore Republican .vgrets to hear that Wm. P. P estoi , Esq., of that c.'ty, improves but slowly fiwin the compound fractu'je received in January last. He can but slightly touch the injured limb to the floor at times, and a consider able period must elapse before he can ag ain have its use. His protracted disability is really serious public injury. .... The Boston correspondent of the Detroit Advertiser expresses the following novel end original views respecting Canaille: Camille should l>e a connedy. In the fifth art Armand Duval should arrive* ?ipportunelv from America with a general assortment of Codliver Oil, Bourbon Whiskey, and Ayer's Cherry Pec toral. and the entire denouinent should be al tered. That cough must be stopped. .... The Hon. W. Goode has l>e.?n nominated by the Democracy of the fourth district of Vir ginia for a seat in the House of Repre sentatives of Uie United States. His competitor fo?r the nomi nation. Mr. Flournoy, gracefully united in urging bis election. This is as it should lie. Mr. G. is a gentleman of high character, great intelligence, and was among the most useful inemh?rs of the last House, though one of the moat modest New Music.?From Metzerott we have the " Oatland Polka.composed by Hans Krumma* cher, (John Ilitz, Esq., of this city, we guess) and dedicated to Mrs. George Carter, of Lotulon county, Va. New Publications.?From J. Shillington we have Harper's Magazine for June containing more chapters of ?'Little Dorrit," and from Taylor & Maury, the Edinburgh Review (April) with ten articles of more than average ability. General Synod or the Lutiikbax Church. The following officers were elected for the ensu ing year, at the fifth day's session of this body, now in session at Reading, Pa.: President, Charles A. Morris, Esq , of York, Pa.; Recording Secretary, Rev. Charles A. Hay, of Harrisburg, Pa.; Corresponding Secretary, Rev. E. W. Hunter, of Philadelphia ; Treasurer, Wm. M Heyl, of Philadelphia ; Executive Com mittee, Messrs. M. H. Buehler, A. T. Chur, Isaac Sulger, G. A. Reichard, Esqs., and Dr. M. C. Kreitzer. |Y~5=? MONTGOMERY GUARDS, ATTEN ckJjf TION.?Vouare hereby notitied to attend at your Arinory on MONDAY MORNING, the 25th tost., in lull winter uniform, at S o'clock, tor parade. By order of Capt. Key : may ?! THOMAS McP.MRY.O. S. ry-^?THK 1IOI SE OF WORSHIP OF THE IL-J the First Colored Baptist Church of this city, on the corner of I and ittth streets, httvinc resentiy uudergone improvement of the latest modern style, will be consecrated on SABBATH next, the 24th, at 11 o'clock. Brethern and frieuds arw respectfully invited to witness the service and participate of the joys. A collection will be taken up toa'?d in liquidat ing the debt created by said improvements. There will be special arrangements made for the scconimo dationol our white friends. ? lt*_ Sl'PPLEMENTAL OR DKR.-Head Ikj (Quarters Volunteer*, 1st Reg't Sd Brig ade ,\I. D. C.? WaiktnrtoH, Muy a?, 1UW. As it lias been determined, in addition to the usual exercises ol' the day. to visit Fort Washington, by permission of the Hon. Secretary of War, for the regular performance of military duty,including com pany and Reiiiuental Target practice, the several companies will assemble at their Armortee at eight o'clock, and be in line on the Regimental 1 arade Ground at the City Hall at nine o'otoak precisely, on Monday next, the SSth instant. By order of Col. Hickev s A ^ H. N. OfiKR, Adjutant. N. B.?Asa Boat has lieen chartered exclusively forth* use of the Regiment, no person except olh oers of the Army, Navy, or Marine Corps or others in uniform, wiU be admitted on board. iua? >l-3t [V-5?THIRD WA.RD.-A meeting of the Anti ILJF Know Nothing Voters olthf Third Ward, wiuhe Held at Coombs Hall, on FRIDAY EVEN ING. May ? o'clock, to nouiaatea candidate for the Board of Common Council in the place of Joseph Bryan, Es?|..dwhned r may 30- C. P. W ANNEI^,, Chairman. FRENCH GOLD PENS.?Imported, a few only, as specimens. direct from Pan*. by .iWTa r X k BANTK T4VI.HR ~N X o> kXV ft N jf- k,,, s^&w H K o'T? N W'^NO FRSSSirrs. WAT9HKr>v It addition to a large *a*Mimtnt ot Watches, JewaUfe Jfce., just received, We offer a great variety of fhn?y Silverware Aa, luitable for wsddiag and other presents. M. W. GALT A BRO., Jewellers, may g-8t 324 Pa.ave., bet. 9th and 10th sts. PARASOLS AND UMBRELLAS. A We have just reoeived a very large assortment of PARASOLS and I'M BR KI.LAS. direct Irom the manufactory, and for sate at tow f^ioea. _323 Pr. ar., south side, bet. 6th and 7th sts. I^IVERY STABLE. Having dissolved partnership with J.C. Cook, in the Livery Stable business, f liave taken tay otd stand adjoinuix Cook & Dorset's, on 8th street, and known aa the Washington Stables, and will conduct a general Libery aad Sale Stahle Business, an* solic its the patronage of nij old friends and the public generally. Horses taken to Livery on reaaonaUe terras. may 22-3t? ? SAML. A. RAINET. WILLIAM T. SMITHSON, Raiisi a^cd Dialer in Exchange anp La no W ai*a*t?. No. 544. next door (north > to the Baak of Waahing ton. Deposites received, upon which Interest will be al lowed at the rate of 6 per cent. There being no Savings Institution in this city for the deposit and safe-keeping of small sums. I pro pose, to all who may feel disposed to husband their means, whether great or small, to receive deposits id sums of ten cants and upwards. Lpoa all such deposits interest wiU be allowed. may 22 SPECIAL CAR D.?The attention of the public is called to the sale of valuable improved aodun improved Real Estate, to take place on MON DA * AFTER NOON. May 2Sth, at 6 o'clock, on the prem ises. comprising mant deairabJe building l?ots. o?i 5lh street west, between north M ami O atreets i.orth. Also, three ex oellent three-story Brick Dwel ling Houses at the corner of 9th street wast and N street north. Thedeeirabie loeation of the above property, aad the unusually liberal terms of payment, render the sale very attractive. JAS. C. McGUIRE, may 22-d Auctioneer. CARD?THK UNDERSIGNED~ HAVING completed Ins improvements, ha* rt->p?*ned the Cigar and Tol*coo Store recently occupiod by John Sessford, Jr., No.SJU P?nn. avenue,between and Gth streets, and respectfully invites the attention of his friend* and the puMic generally to his large and select stock of FINE HAVANA CIGAKS. which have been selected with great car* from the (test stook in the ouuntry, and which he is determined to sell at the lowest numerativerates. Particular attention will also be paid to the TO BACCO AND SNUFF DEPARTMENTS, of which a large and select assortment will always be fotind on hand, together with evert thin* pertain ing to a irst class CIGAR AND TOBACCO ES TABLISHMENT. Gentlemen are requested to call and examine the stock and premises. GEO. W. COCHRAN, ma* 22-fit 3MS Pa. are. bet. 4)? and 6th streets. More auction bargains. We have just received Irom auction a large and handsome assortment of? 5) pieces white and oolored Brilliants at \Z)%c. yd. 21 do robe stvle I .awns at I2*?e. 3" do Fine French I?awnsat l2Xc. 15 do Mourning Organdy Lawns at 12>?c. 60 do Fine Plaid Gincharas at 15>?o. 51 do Fine Striped Swiss Muslins at 12%c. *1 do Fine Clotted Muslins at 12Ho. an do Fine Plain Muslins at USc. 40 do Pino Check Cambr.csat ld%c. 20 do Fine Jackonet Cambrics an^Sc. 2" do Fine Bergs Delaines at \ZV,c. 25 do Fine Muslin Delainee at l2^e. 20 do Fme De Berges at 12)?c. ALSO? Fancv Silk Robes, Black and Fancr Colored Dresg Stlks, Embroidery, Ribbons, Black Net Mitts. Light Kid Gloves, Hosiery, Ac. W. EGAN k SON, 3?) Pn. av., south side, l>et. 6th and 7th sts. may 22 6t HVGEIA HOTEL. OLD POINT COMFORT. VA. This most delightful Summer resort?the ?' bright particular locality of all the sunny South"?is now the sole property of the undersigned, and will be opened on the 1st of June next, and each successive June following. I engage to make it to the seekers for health, recreation, gaiety, stod good living su premely attractive. For health, no mountain retreat can lie safer ar any season of the irar. It is as exempt Irom disease in August and Septeml>er and October as in April. May or June. Indeed the first three are infinitely the most pleasant of the season. The weather is milder, the sea breeze lmlmier, and the luxuries of the salt water are to be had of finer quality and in greater profusion. There is no more inviting spot on the whole Atlantic seaboard. It is strictly true of it what the poet hath said: " Oh ! if there be an Elysium on earth, it is this, it is this !*' Drs. Archer. Jarvis, anl other army surgeons at the post, Hon. Dr. Francis Mai lory, Drs. Seinp'e, Sitnkins, Sheild. Hope, and V'auKhac.and indeed the whole medical Faculty resident in the vicinity of Fort Monroe, all certify that they " have never known a case of billions or ague and fever to ori ginate th're, and that at all season< it is the healthiest spot on the fare of the earth." (See their certificates in De Bow's Review, Southern Planter.and American Farmer.) may 22-dGwA law2ni JOS. SEGAR, Proprietor. pROPOSALS FOR STATIONERY. Depa*T"wk\t ot State, / Washington, May 22.l8S7.f In pursuance of the "Act legalizing and making appropriations for sifth necessary objects as have been usually included in the general appropriation bill without authority of law, and to fix and provide tor certain incidental expenses of the depaitments and offices of the government, and lor other purpo ses," approved 2Gth August. 1843. sealed separate proposals will be received at this department until 3 o'clock, p. in., on the 20th of June next, for furnish iug such articles of Stationery as may be required by it for one jear from the Istdav of July next, as enumerated in the subjoined schedule l>y classes and estimate of quantity; but it is to las understood by fiersous proposing that the Department is to be at iberty to take either a less or greater quantity of pny article than is specified, according to its wants dunr.e the year. Eacu article to be of the best quality, and to be de livered without delay when ordered. SCHEDULE. Class No. 1. Paper, Handmade, of Linen, Laid or Wosre. 53 reams foolscap, \\ hat man's or Joynsou'a, per ream 20 do quarto post, cream laid, to weigh not less than 9 pounds per ream, ruled on three sides, Whatman's or Joy n son's per ream 40 do note paper. cr?Nun-laid damask, Wiiatman's or Joy nson'a, per ream En celopt Paper, Smooth. 20 reamB super royal, yellow, per ream 10 do do white, thick, per ream 10 do royal, do do do 5 do blottine paper, royal, red, do 1 ream white blotting boards, do Class No. 2. Envelopes of Strong Smctfith Opaque Paper, White. Adhesive. 1,000 No. 1, lf.>? by 5 incites, per'IJOOO 1,000 No. 2, by 4.\? do do 1,000 No. 3, 9 by 4 do do S.noo No. 4, 8 hv 3?, do do 2,000 No. 5, H by 5S do do 1,OUO No. 6, by 4,'-, do do 3,000 No. 7, 6 liy aS do do 1,000 No. 8, 5'^ by 3)^ do do 1,000 No. 9, bit by 3 4-10 do do 1,000 No. 10, 5*4 by 31. do do 2,000 No. 11, 4 8-10 by 2 7 10 do d > 3,000 No. 12, 4 l?y 25* do do Envelopes, Lined with Linen. 1,000 No. 1, 10)* by 5 inches, per 1,000. 1,000 No, 2, 9)* by 4^ do do 1,000 No. 3, 9 hy4 do do 1,000 ,\o. 4, H by as do do 1,ooo No. 5, 8 by 5)* do do I.0U0 No.6, G>, by 4*4 de do Class No. 3. 4 dozen gold pens, of approved make, per dozen 100 do cardi metallic pens. Perry's. do 100 gross metallic pens, of approved make, per gross Class No. 4. 6 dozen black lead pencils, Brookman and Lang don's, or Faber's, per gross 2 dozen red and blue pencils, Faber's, per dezen 4 do ivory folders, Oioob, do m do red tape, No. XI do 40 do do No. 19 do 30 do do No. 17 do to do do No. It Jo 12 jAo silk taste, narrow, do It do do wide, ^o SU0 yards silk cord, per yard 1 dozen cut-glaaii instands, Vrapej'sm Whitney's per dozon 2 dozen wafer stands, cocoa, per dozen 2 do erasers, Rodgers ana Son's, irory han die, per dozen 3 dozen penknives, Rodgers and Son's, 4 blades, per dozen 1 dozen penknives, Rodgers and Son's, 2 blades, per dozen 1 dozen ivory-handle wafer seals, per dozen 12 do ink, in quarts, black, Maynard A Noyei, per dozen 1 dozen carmine ink. per dozen 3 pouuds wafers, red. per pound I do white do .0,000 wafers, for United States seal, extra thick, per 1,000 F 5^000 wafers, for department seal, extra thick, per 1/100 ^ 100 pounds sealing wax. best extra superfiue scar let, Doveil and Easy, per pound 10 pounds twine, gill net, per pound 2o do do seine do 31 do do ooarse, for packing, per pound }, dozen paper shears, Rodders and Son's, t-inoh Made, per piaen 1 dozen paper shears, Rodgera and Son'sXVuich blade per dozon 2 dozen scissors, per dozen. Each proposal must be sigaed by the individnal or firm making it. and must specify apnee-und but on* '""r1" ?fc.V aa,d ev?nr article contained in the schedule, of the class proposed for, and those f,,r paper must be aooompanied by suflicient samples of eaeh article to enable the department to judge and make selection. Should aujr articles be reeu^red not nur'kAt^rwIl rtldy t!i? to^e furn'"hed aniie lowest to quality Blank forms for propoMn will be tumisnfld it tlie depart meat to * Ik??.'.' them; and as, without uaiforraity therein, the department would find it diffiealt to make a decision, none will be taken into cuaaideratioii un "*h 1' *?reein? threwitli. Y*" tv? no |rvi IUI IIIHIH. _ - -7 head of the department ie in all eaees to decide whether the terms of the eon tract have been pJied with, aod to any artielee which may he. in his opinion, ef inferior quality, aa well aa to an nul the contract upon any failure to oomply with the terms within a reasonable time. may ? lawtw Otadidatea for City OEc*.! : . W. 1* < ***uo?a ??w *? mi ii^w-ertewt iin|i^ |or AI 1'tMHi *t tin owning e*eoUv>g. majT-f if _ AMUSEMEHTS T' HK HIHKHN'IA CI.UB RKSPHCTf-lu.V _ OTifijS'ftw st'&'s * ING, Mey *MK, HP. m?j * <"F.COKD ANNUAL RXCURWON Logan Tribe, No. 8, I. 0. B. lf.t Or GeoegetoWX. iring chartered theSteomer Wa?HmoTO*. ra afe!to?wmg'!lr.^!w' c^jc> Ma? 2Sth. to the White Hot ?e. Mr. C. C. Atzs. the Sslvor MeiWl Caterer, will toftv* oulire supervision of the Refreshment de MrttMtt. The CuimiatM pledge UBUriiic efforts to make this the m*?t pleasant and agreeable excursion o| the The Boat will leave Georgetown at 8 o'clock. Citr 85*. Blagden's Wharf, Najy Yard, 5L Ticket! ONE DOLLAR : admitting aGeotleman and Ladies. _ ' "?*? W ?"? First grand excursion or THE American Hook & Ladder Co., Ho. 2, TO THE WHITE HOUSE PATTLWIt, On THURSDAY, Mny?h.T*rr. Having chartered the Steadier* WasMixotox aad Colly sr. the Cuwpan) re*peciluily *1" ^ announce that thei Will give mi KX Rj^taj; CURSION on THURSDAY, Ma>"?B ? ^ ?th. to thealiove-named place. Withers' Catel*at*d Band has been cagaaod f.?r the <>coa?iou : and that prince of caterers, Mr. H. Schadd, will have entire anpervrsion of th?- Refresh incut department. The tor *t Boat will leave t lie SU*aml??t Wharlat H, Navy Yard at 9. Alesandria at t*S o'clock, a. m. The sec***! Boat will l?*ave the Ste*ml??at Wharf at 2, Nary Ynrd at TH. Alexandria at SS o'clock. ?? ?n. Returning, the m?ts will touch at all the aliovo places. Tickets ONE DOLLAR ; admitting * Gentleman and l<oriiea. may 14-ISt LOOT ACT FPU TO. *1A RKWARU^Strayed from premises, N<>. 'JJU 566 G street, let weep 2d aud .kl st?..( on Tuesday last, a red BUFFALO COW. Tfce above reward will l?e given if brought to me at m* residence. mawil-St* TF.RRENCE O'BRYON. OST OR STOLEN? Fn?m the ^ommihw of a the lion. Francis S. Ldaards, at the \VaMnng ton Houxe in the eity of Washington, on or alwut the loth day of February. 1KS7.1.AS D WA R K ANT No. 61 ?33. dated Deceintier 24th. I8fl*. Said W arrant was issued to Kara Reed, under the act of March, ld&V All persons are Iwrreby cautioned against ue gotiating said Warrant as proceedings hare heen m stitutedbt tbetacWer, Earn Reed,?o cancel the same, ap9>-6w EZRA REED. WANTS. SITUATION WANTED-By a resectable Wo man, as Plain Cook, or to do general Houaewor* in a small family. Good references can l? given, Ad dress Box No. 14, at this office. It* WANTED.?A good Cook, Washer. a?id Irowei One who can come well recommended will hn l a good situation aud lil>eral wages. Cailat No. 44H E street, between 6tli and 7th. iriay 18-lw* Servants wanted. - dining room WAITERSaiid BOYS wanted at WILLARDV HOTEL. Also, an intelligent \\ O.MAN to take charre of a Storeroom. may 18-2w WANTED TO PURCHASE-A B R uTk DWELLING, ountaiuiug 8 or 9 rooms, and worth from to alx>ut %4.?nn. I?j first paving #? in cash, ami the halanoe in annual instalment*. Also, For Sale?On eaav terms, two desiratx* BRICK DWELLINGS, each located within t? . squares of the Patent Office. One of them can ' ? bousht b* paying in cash, and the Imlance in 1.' half yearly instalments. POLLARD WEBB, m?y !4-tf No. 512 ^2d story) 7th street. YVANTED.?Two MEN spesking the <>erman t? language, to sell a new and popular German Book. Apply to MARTIN JOHNSON A CO., 499 7th street, between 8 and 9S o'clock a. ui. mm 18-eo3t WANTEi>?At 3 7 Perm, avenue, sonth side, corner of 9th street, a CHAM BUR M AID and WAITER. The waiter a ho* of from 16 to in >ears of age. Both must be able to bring satisfactory rec ommendations. ma* 14-tf WANTED.?A convenient HOUSE. Rent staitit esw. Not far from Penn. avenue. Note ad dressed Box 313. Poet Otfioe, with location and rei.t, rill meet attention. ap 2k tf BOARDIHG. Mrs. bates, at her boarding house, on the southeast corner of I'ww.. Avenue and 9th street, has made arraogeiTients to accommodate a large numlierof strangers with Mm s at any tune throughout the day, aud Lodgings, mar 3 'Y t-"TO THE PUBLIC.?As the imprcasion Ims I < gone abroad that H. Keiser had ^omethlllg flo with rentinga house fortwo w?mien atleet?-d Willi the small pox ; such is not the case, a* I rented tin house without any knowledge on his part, an.I j> theiri in it. I am not diaposed to let him sutler l?r other people's doing* ; I desire the public to govern their judgment accordingly. n*y ?? U X^M. SKAK. Thermometers,?a ne?- suppi? ;us' re ceived by TAYLOR A MAI R\. Bo?>ksellers ami Stat um?-r?. _may 21-St Penn. aveiiire. n?-ar 9th atrert. _ QlUUk GALLONS.?We have just put up, cially lor cif? tnule,3 ??< !>a:l<>n> . of the finest I'ICKLKD OVSTRRS n vO? I ? the worl L The so ?y sters hare lieen se lecteil irom the t?isi that come to this market, sad l?eing very fresh, and spiced as soon as opened. w<-know there is i.othinc c^u<il them for sixe aud delicacj of tiaror. SCHWARZi: A DRURY, may 21 -3t 3U Pa. av? 2d din.r f a?t of 14th st. SEA BATHING. CHESAPEAKE HALL. Ihvrr V Th:s4,SI MMEK RETREAT."-, .y.'t-i ,?> f Old Point, willl>e re-<>peitt-! ??n tti^ tir?t ofr Juue, when the proDri^tor will !?? sec an> of Ins friends who ma* wish to ??"-. r SALT XVATER BATHING, and theul^i^^ the SealiOard. The Hall has been much improv ed sad beautihed, aud ample preparations made f?T the oomfort ami pleasure of all who mav visit this delightful resort. Bonta, Flatting Tackle. Pleasure Carriages. A"-. a ways in readiness to oontrittute to the aafoyroent of guests. R. G. BANKS. mar 19-1m ?PR!NO AND SUMMER, 1857. Our new styles of ready -made Clothing for Gent e men and Boys are now expoaed and rea?l> for srw*". embracing large and b?Kutilul a*sortmeuts of? Spring Overcoats, Riujlans. Bnsineas, Dress, and Frock Costs. Choice styles of Casstmere ami Linen Pantaloons. Plant and Fancy \ests.Ac. W ith a large >-anety of Gentlemen's Dress Shirts. I nder Shirts. Drawers, and Hosiery. Onr custom department is well atocked with new styles of Cloths. Cassimers, Drills, Ve?tn^s ? c., and under the management of three experience! Cutfera of acknowledged taate.wc can :her fore. tf**r great inducement a in styles, quality, and pricesxl garments of all kinds. Goods delivered in all parts of th? citr and George town- - wall A STEPHENS. may Ifrit 322 Pa are., Iiet.9th ami I'th sts. TO the public AND PKRTICI I.AKI^ .to'MILLINERS ? STK \\V IKiN-^ h T8, HATS, and FLATS for Ia4lie>. gen Lb* tleinen, ami children, w;ll be Bleached ai.<!^*^ I ressed in the newest French stvle?. and at t> shortest m?tioe, at the uew Grand Bleaching ai.1 Proasing Establishment. ... WILLI AN, may II 1 m 32 Mr.rket Space. I<et. Tth a;..l " ? SILVER M EDAL PtBHIUM l?Frmmi/.. H r2?i'iyaH -V'^ssifi' lmiitut'. For ICE CREAM, WATER ICES, and CAK! > C. C. ATZS, No. 1C7 Bridge street, hetweeu C<f freii and High streets. Georgetown, l?egs knv.^) tomform the citizens of Georget?iwn and rietnit* ^ that he is readv to furnish any order that it w<>ui J, p.ease the public to give lain, aud a??ures tliein 'hat it, would be completely satisfactory. Prices? Ice Cream $$ per gallon, plain or in im?uM?. ^ ?1 ,CK' CREAM. CAKES, snd WATER ICES, for those that favor lue with a call. ap2x lm* SPECIAL CARD. ~ V., . F/JVE VIA XO. I happy to say that I have used Hains A Bro thers Pianos at mnsical conventions, and hud th-'ffl axoeilont inatruiuents in all respects. " Georue F. Root ' . " my opinion of the Pianofortes maniif'* " turetl by Hains A Brothers, of New York. I *? nappy to state that, hav:ng nsed thein in sevetal ? my musical conventions, 1 have l>een high * pleased With them*and have heard no expre??ion regarding them from the many musicians in attendance t>ut that of admiration. For purily sad fullness of tone aiw Oliuiticitv of touch they deserve the highest prsi*^. indeed. I am very anxious to Imve one of th*m to u?? in the gr?at National Convention which 1 am to il ?o Washington in February next. Yours,very iru ?? "Dec. 2n. 1850. J.B. Woodbvev One very fine Piano from the above establishment of superior toue aud hnish, lor sale at a great l*rg* c> at our Piano Warerooms, SC Penn. avenue. , may 19 JOH X F. ELLIS. CELL LING OFF RICH BAREtt RUBKS at greatly reduced prie?. .... FRAXCK A. McGEL. ma> 21V e<?2w 244 Pa. av.. bet. 12th add 13 h st*._ Mantillas-mantillas. ^ Justop^ued anew assortment this ??*J '. 1 ' 2u.) at the store of FRANCK A. McGF.K. inay 2B-e<igw >44 Pa. av.. bet. 12th ami I*h PATENT LEATHER BELTS. PORTE.W'' NAIES, CABAS, PURSES vitfi COMBSaad BRUSHES, very cheadf at may LAMMOND 1^1^ . BLACK TEA. ..... Thl, I*IOChe?Uo ourstaudanl BLACK I LA.? Tea is well kuuwi to the citizens of Wash ington aml in the ricsnit) . This Tea wv |T m ported prior to the troohles la Ckina. KING A BURCHELL. inay 15 _ oorner Vermont avenne ami H<h si STEAM-ENGINE FOR SALE.?A neaH) ^5 STEAM ENGINE in perfect running ordei vj (Oaaooomtion.of about lit horse power, wtH I* " low bnttpplioatioB to . ? ELVANS A THOMPS<>> may 19 Ct 326 Penn. ave.. bet.9th and ??*?? ?t"