Newspaper of Evening Star, March 26, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of Evening Star dated March 26, 1855 Page 2
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EVENING STAR. WASHINGTON CITY; MONDAY AJTTXBHOOH March 26 Advertisements should be handed in by 12 o'clock, M., otherwise they may not appear until the next day. DISSOLUTION OF COPABTH1&8H1F. Notice is hereby given, that the oopartner f l ip which has heretofore existed between the v rule reigned in the publication of the Evening ttar newspaper, is this day dissolved by ma ual consent, W. D. Wallace having pur chased all the property and interest of Wm. 11 Hope in the said Evening Star and its t usiness, will pay all the liabilities of the late firm of Wallaeh A liope, and all thoee indebted to it are hereby notified to make payment to him. W. D. WALLACH, WM. H. HOPE. WAsainaTOV, March 24,1855. SIrltLIT OF THE MO&KINQ PRESS Toe Union republishes Mr. Soule's letter to the Intelligencer, and invites that gentleman to make public the correspondence which the Government declined spreading before the wcrli in answering tho demand of Congress for ill papers bearing on the Ostend confer ence, which, in their judgment, could be ex hibited to the wor>d without injury to the public interest Assuming that the letters of Mr. Perry Are wholly private and personal in their character, though at the same time inti> mating that his opinion on that point is a mere eurmue, he declares that Mr. Soule " is now tally jui ldubls in vindicating himself by giving publicity to the whole correspondence." Now it foams to us that the article with which the lntr.lligenetr accompanied Mr. Soule's let ter if a triumphant vindication of hisconduot as assailed and aspersed in the letters in ques tion?one s j ample as t) require nothing more to be added on Mr. Scale's part. With this f ;ct staring us in tho face, we fancy that Mr. Soule wkl hardly, in accordance with the C/.iun'i advice, adopt a course with reference to ?tc letters in question, in direct opposition to that which tho Government evidently d3c?aci proper in the premises. Mr. PerTy was tho appointee of the last Administration, r.nd was retained, wo presume, on account ol hu fam.liarity with the questions in issue be tween tho two Governments If, as we sup pose, he has proved too much of a partisan for the proper discharge of his official duties, Lis place will probably be supplied by another when t?:e nsw Minister goes out. It strikes us that it waj impossible to do this until that evo'^t occurs, as it would not do to have the laitei States entirely unrepresented at Madrid in times like these. Ihe Sontiwl announces that until the meet ing of the next Congress, its issue will be but tri- wooal/, and intimates that the Administri* tion has sighted its claims to patronage, as a prominent reason 1 or the change. It will b: recollected that the Sentinel was established a* an anti administration journal, and that up tc thia tnne its sympathies have alwajs been aiverse io iho.-o in power, thongh claiming to le in tense'y Democratic Our neighbor, we > may no; inappropriately add, falls into an error in sayiDg that the Administration has bestowed its patronage here on opposition journals, inumuch as all it has had to give has been accorded to the Union. The law de cl^ics that it ah all give patronage tc one jour nal only, in the way of advertising. So far as the Departmental printing is concerned, it can accord that to either or both the printers to Congress. It has preferred the proprietor ot tha Union to iiija of the Sentinel. This i. kiie lull and fair explanation of the case. 'Ihe Intelligencer says: "In reference to the correspondence which formed the subject of the Hon Mr. Soale's letter inserted in our lsst number the Union wf yesterday remarks: ?? If tiio copy placed in the hands of the Editors [of the Intelligencer] caxe frcm the ?>:ate I?epartmont, (which we cannot for a mo n-ent credit,) the act constitutes a breach ot ruljl'cdil,CL *1,lecaiceJJ ** flowed togoun "So catraycgant appears to us the snppoti tion that private ifficial papers should be sub muted to oar perusal by the Department of .to, cr by any officer employed therein that the iK ce. i.y of relieving that Department of i *ch an inference never entered our head. it. Low e?er, there be any reader, here or else where, so uninformed of the relations existing Letween the editors ofihi# paper and the Do partmeat of .State, or any other Department ot the Government, as to entertain the idea raggestij by tho Union, we beg to put him r,tai 1 > the most unrsserved duelaimer. * * ? * * ' In first alluding to the existence of this correspondence and to its suppression, we re ma:ked that tLo President was authorised by the oi the call, if not by constitutional ri >.to withhold from Congress any papers wtiicL ho might choose not to communicate, Lut wLen we learned, as we did before we had examined the Ostend volume, that papers marked 'cc.'JtUential' were included In that volume, ana even road in the letter of tho in telligent H as&in9ten correspondent of the Journal of Commerce that this very orres poodenco was contained in the volume, we itought it probable that if not there the oor jcopondecce would in due time be communi ty ed tu Congress. Whether it shall ever be ??> c r zot, may Le a matter of more interest to the j ublic than to ourselves. Me may observe, however, before we dis mra the tuoject. that, if our reeollection be not ai fault, there is nothing material in Mr. Per ry s letters to the Secretary of Stato which has noc been Jnclosed by the publication of the (Jstenu dcH-uments." fjT We have received from Joe Shillington Pctnam's Monthly for April, 1855. Iieside istertstirg contents, it is embellished with a portrait ot Eracitus W. Ellswoith, one of the contributors to that magazine. Cn the fir?t of May, Putnam's Monthly will bo issued by Messrs. Dia A Edwards, the fa tare jnbli.hers and proprietors, with an en tirely new editorial management. VSac os the Know Soihixos.?The Demo crats of Cincinnati have nominated James J. Farran for Mayor, ihe convention passed resolutions denunciatory of the Know Noth ings. All the candidates for nominations were required to give assurances that they were not Know Nothings. The contest between the Know ^ othin^s and old line Democrats is getting decidedly warm. HTA Mr. Kice of Hallowell, Maine, has in vented a press by which he can print upon any kind cf ca-pet cloth, any figures and col I ors It is all done by machinery, carried by steam, and the colors are strack through by steam, and are said to be as good as those wove in. About fcur square yards can be printed by one press each minute. fy 7 he celebrated trotting mare, Lady Suffolk, died on the 7th at Edgar Dill, Bridge port, Vt, cf a fit, it is thought J * wwitmth irnn mi> Gossir. Pottage on ths International Transporta tionof Pamphlets and Magiiines?We per oeive in the New York Tribune of Saturday last, an article in favor of a still greater re duction of all portage rates in thii country, which, If carried out, will make our poeUl de partment little more than an establishment to serve everybody without charge; the expense being borne by those who consume imported goods, while the manufacturers of American goods are enabled to tax the consumers of their fabrics and wares higher, pro rata with the increased taxation on imported goods and wares made necessary by tho increase in the oost of oarrying on the Government to result from increasing the oost of the Postal Do partment to the National Treasury. We are opposed to this scheme, inasmuch as we are for making the Post Office Department self sustaining. Tet we are by no means opposed to changes in the existing system of postal charges?decreasing them?where so doing will not be likely to decrease the department's revenues. Since October, 1851, the postal department of this Government has been endeavoring to induce Great Britain to lessen the charges for the transportation of pamphlets and maga zines across the Atlantic. To this end there has been considerable correspondence between the Post Office authorities of Canada and tho Biitish (home) government on the one side, and ours on the other, which has jast been published by order of Congress, as Senate Ex. Doc., No. 67, 2d session, 33d Congress. As this document embraces the history of the whole negotiation and controversy, we advise all who are interested in the postage question to obtain it. The correspondence on our part was through Postmasters General Hall, Hubbard and Camp bell, and Horatio King, E-q., now 1st As sistant Postmaster General. The proposition on the part of the United States is clearly and I succinctly stated in the following extract from a letter from Postma3ter General Campbell to Viscount Canning, bearing date August 24, 1353: ' Deeming it important that some improve ment should be effected affording better facil ities for the transmission of pamphlets (above the weight of two ounces) and magazines be tween the United States and the United King dom, I beg leave to invite your attention to the subjeot, and to make such a proposition as I venturo to hope may be accopted. "I have examined the correspondence be tween my predecessor, Mr. Hubbard, and Lord Hardwicke touching this matter, and, pre mising that Mr. Hubbard's objections to the plan of a book post proposed by Lord Hard wicke in his communication of 28th January laU appear to me to bo conclusive against the adoption of such a plan, I naw propose that the regulations established by the onvention of 15th December, 1843, in respect te pamph tela and magazines, be modified as follows, vis: ' For pamphlets of the weight of two ounces and under, let the rates fixed by said conven tion remain the same as at present; butfor all ? pamphlets weighing more than two, and not rxcoeding eight ounces, and magazines weigh ing oot over eixteen ounces, let the rate be one cent an ounce, or fraction of an ounce, instead' of lour cents, on cither side, tho right being reserved to either party to return to tho ex isting arrangement on six months' notice to the other of such intention. 1 1 propose no restriction in respect to dis tance, because I am desirous of doing away entirely with the ohjoctions urged by Lord llardwicka. "I would remark, that 1 have recently made an order reducing the postage on pamphlets and mazuzineB to all foreign eoun.ries, except Great Britain and the west coast of South Amerioa, to the uniform rate of one cent an ounce." The proposition on the part of the British Government, made by the Marquis of Clanri carde on the 10th of October, 1851, is as fol lows : 1st. That every packet containing a print ed book, magazine, review or pamphlet, should be oharged according to the following scale: when not exceeding half a pound in weight, 64 ; when exceeding half a pound, and not exoeeding one pound, Is ; when exceeding one pound and not exceeding two pounds, 2s.; and so on, increasing one shilling for every addi tional fraction of a pound. 2d. That every packot should be sent with out a cover, or in a cover open at the ends or sides. 3i. That it should contain one volume only, the several sheets or parts thereof, where there are more than one, being se^ed or bocni together 4th. That it should not exceed two feet in length, breadth, width or depth. 5th. That it should have no writing or marks upon the cover, or its contents, except the name and address of the person to whom it may be sent. 6th. That the postage should be prepaid in full, and that as respects packets posted in the United Kingdom, this payment should be ef fected by affixing outsid# the packet on its cover the proper number ef stamps. 7'h. That it any of the above conditions be violated the packet should be charged as a let ter. 8th That in order to prevent any obstacles to the regular transmission of letters, any officer of the post office should be authorised to delay the transmission of any such packet for a time not exceeding twenty four hours from the time at which the same would other wise have been forwarded by him. 9th. That the total amount of postage paid upon each packet, one third should be consid ered to represent the inland British rate, one ' third sea rate, and the remaining third the United States inland rate, and that the sea rate should belong to that country which effec ted the marine conveyance. It will be perceived that the main object of the British proposition was to obtain the frea ingress of British bcoks into this country in the mails, at a mere nominal postage oharge nearly two?thirds of which they would take to themselve?; inasmuoh as they would take dus care to send them hitherward in thoir own steamships, as they send all British letter coming to New York, as far as possible. It will be recollected that the number of Amer ican books sent to England is inconsiderable when compared with the number of books sent from England to America. Ihere was evidently no reciprocity in this English proposition, the advantage in it being all against us. As the Brirsh postal author! ties insisted on it as an ultimatum, the nego tiation proved abortivo; for, of oourse, all our Postmasters General who were concerned in it declined sacrificing our interest, as would have been done by acoepting the book soheme so pertinaciously urged upon tbem. Kansas Territory.?This new and growing Territory is attracting the attention of cmi grants, and we anticipate ere long that its in viting climate and natural resources will be in process of rapid development. It adjoins the State of Missourion tho east, tho proposed Indian lerritory of Chahlahbee on the south, New Mexico and Utah on the west, and Ne braska on the north. Its area, nearly three timei greater than the Slate of New York, is 126, 2b3 square miles, or up ward J of eighty millions eight hundred thousand acres. It lies between the latitudes of 38 degrees and 40 iegreee H. L. It ia traversed near its centre, and almoet from east to west, by the Kansas rtvar and its tributaries, and on the south by the Arkansas; h?T<?f the MlrsMtri river on the northeast, only souse two hundred miles from the junction of the river with the great Mississippi, or Father of Waters. The office of Surveyor General for the Territory and for Nebraska, is located at Fort Leavenworth and the Missouri river, in latitude 29 deg , 15 min By an act of Congress approved on the 17 th Jnly, 1864, giving authority for the establish ment of )he office of Surveyor General, pro vision is also made for granting pre-emption to actual settlers. The public lands to whioh the Indian title shall be extinguished in the Territory, is made subject to the pre emption act of 4th September, 1841, under oertain conditions and stipulations. The Government of the United States in a spirit of tender re gard for the pioneers and actual settlers, has made ample provision in advanoe for the pro tection and security of their rights. The offioe of the Surveyor General, it is per oeived, is now open, and soon, therefore, we may expect the whole surveying machinery will be in full operation in the Territory. The frequent inquiries that reach us in reference to the landed interests of the country, satisfy us that the rush of emigration is great, and we have, therefore, taken the pains to collect the foregoing facts, and lay them bcrore our readers. The Claims Court will hardly adjudicate caeos for s^me months to come, as time will be requisite to enable them to systematize the regulations andor which they will transact busine s. They hold their offices for no speci fied time, and therefore may be expected to act with great deliberation, indeed. Their functions, it should be generally known, are simply advisory, not final in any oase what ever. All claims rejected by the Departments are rejeoted either because there is no law to authorize their liquidation, if just, or because proof of their justice to satisfy the accounting officers of the Treasury ha3 not been made. Heretofore the appeal has only been to Con gress. Now, however, it is to this Board. Such claims as the Board reject, of course, will hardly be urged on Congress; while if the Board acquire the confidence of the oountry, and more especially of Congress, nearly every claim on which they report favorably will be passed by Congress, with inconsiderable oppo sition. Not otherwise, however. The interest of those having just demands against the National Treasury, not paid so far because there is no law for their payment, is clearly that the Board shall exercise due caution, and strictly guard the rights and real interests of the General Government, rendering to claim ants only their just does The Board will not exist a twelvemonth unless they keep this purpose always in view. The Alleged Dtfalcation of Gov. Ecdinan M. Price, of Hew Jersey. ? Perceiving in northern papers allusion to the state of this gentleman's accounts as a purser in the navy, (which place he resigood, it will be recollect ed, to run for the Congress before the last, as the Democratic candidato in the Newark, N. J. district,) which give but a sight idea of the matter, we have to say that various items have been in dispute between that gentleman and the Government ever since he was recalled from California, five years ago. if we remem ber correctly. lie elaims oredit for more than $100,000, as having b-en turned over by him to bis successor, Mr. Van Ostrand, wbo being bis (purser s) clerk, was appointed aoting pur ser of the San Francisco station on Mr. P.'i rec; II. II these credits be allowed to him, he will have a balance of between twenty and and thirty thousand dollars due to him. It ii understood in Washington that he claims to have advanced for the Government's use some thing like the latter sum, a3 the most conve nient way of getting it safely to the Atlantic side. But Mr. Van Ostrand denies that he over received the money which Gov. P. claiux to have paid him, alleging, it is said, that he was persuaded to give the receipts without at equivalent: The fact that Governor Price had these re ceipt?, and that the accounts of his successoi (Mr. Van Ostrand) were not ready for settle ment in the usual course of business, we pre sume, is the reason why the last Administra tion failed to force the case to a conclusion or< the statute of limitation barred proceeding! upon it under the Sub-Treasury law. As it is a civil suit has been brought in the United States Court for New Jersey against Governoi Price. The result will depend upon the ad mission of Van Oatrand's repudiated receipti as credits. If admitted, then Van Ostrand, not the Government, will owe him a balance If rejected, then he is a defaulter in perhapi $75,000. He can have no claim on the Gov ernment for the overplus of bis alleged ad vances to hi? successor, as tho Government die not authorize him to make them, and canno' recognize any transaction between M3?srs. P and Van O. which devolved on it the duty oi brooming an insurer of the safe tran?missiot of Mr P.'s privato funds to the Pacific side. Important from Oregon.?The Govcrnmoni bave information that the Legislature of Oregon have passed an act toohango their seal of Government to Corvallis, a flourishing towi about thirty-five miles south of Salem, th< present seat of their Territorial Government As the Government has already expended som? 140,000 on public buildings at Salem, we tak< it for granted that Congress will be likely tc put its veto on the proposed removal. A Lieutenant of United 8tatea Marina Dead ?Second Lieutenant George W. Camp boll, (of New York,) of the United State* Marine Corps, died at Norfolk, Va., a day oi two since, on board tho frigate Columbia, in which vessel he recently returned to the Unitec States. He was among those down with the fever on the arrival of that vessel from the West Indies. Tho Cnrrent Operations of the Treasury uepartmont ?On Saturday, the 24th March, there were of Treasury Warrants entered on the books of the Department? For Repayment of Treasury debts $48,785 11 For the Interior Department..... 38,798 2'J for the Customs 59,185 20 For the War Department 119.383 641 For the Navy Department 32,619 90 For oovering into the Treasury from miscellaneous sources.... 3,001 56 For oovering into the Treasury from Lauds......... .......... 22,203 22 For covering into the Treasury from customs 2,029 34 The Propoeed Removal of Judge Loring It will be recollected that an effort is being to oompass the removal of Judge Loring of Massachusetts, front his position as a State Judge, bocause, as an United States Commis sioner, he has oaused the fugitive slave law to be faithfully executed. Those at present in power in the Massachusetts Legislature, not long since " refonrifed the board of meaagen I of Harvard University?i. e ?pat in a sew board toseltthe tut* and temper of the tines Their first act worth of note, was to tarn Judge Luring out of his position is connection with the lew department of that time-honored in | stitution, with the avowal that his head was brought to the block, becaase, aa United Stata Commissioner, he adjudicated the fugitive | slave lav-is opposition to Massachusetts aen [ timent. Two reports, a majority and minority re port, have been made to the Legislature upon the proposition to remove him from the State I judgeship he now fills with so mneh oredit to himself and advantage to the oommunity. The majority report, of coarse, goes for his instant removal. Mr. Devereux, of Salem, made the minority report, which closes as fol lows, vii : "If Massachusetts is preared to deny or resist the aathority of the Union, let her do ao in her sovereign capacity, and there may be honor, if not wisdom, in the attempt To shift I a responsibility, so delieate and m grave upon the shoulders of one of her eitiiens, is neither magnanimous nor just. She should not re quire a feeble individual to solve a trying question, and to meet a risk from whioh she herself has shrunk, as jet, in painful reluc tance " The above pithy extract tells the whole [ story. Massachusetts desires to nullify a Federal law, because it is unpopular with the | mob within her limits; and she is without the eourage or character to shoulder due respon sibility for her act, knowing well that it oannot be defended in common honesty, In law, or in good faith to the southern members cf the J Confederacy She proposes to accomplish her purposes of nullification by forcing her legal officers to violate their oaths, under the pen alty of losing their places, and yet designs keeping her Legislature upon the record, so that she may exclaim, when charged with abolition perjury and treachery, that the nullification sought to be aohieved was the work of individual judges?not of those con trolling the Legislature The attempt to punish J uJge Loring for executing the fugitive slave law in aocordanee with the solemnly pronounced docision of the Supreme Court of the United States, is to be a stunning blow at the independence of the I Judiciary, the great bulwark of the rights and interests of the oommunity against the usurpa tions of the wild fanatioUms of the hour. If we " progress" for the next quarter of a cen tury as in the last, the fiat of a hyposritcal demagogue, or of a drunken vagabond, an nounced irom a stump, or from the head of a barrel, to a crowd inflamod by demagogue ap peals or the fumes of bad rum, will determine not only the citizens' right of property, but of life. It is high time that " public opinion" was again taught that it must necessarily be obedient to law; not law, subservient to sudden 4'public opinion." Whenever the prinoiples in I volved in the effort to punish Judge Loring for his fidelity to his trust become in the ascendant throughout the land, our present government will have proved a most complete failure to answer Its end?the protection of the rights cf the citizen and the promotion of the well being of the community. 1 he rumor that British agents were re cently recruiting in New York, for service in the Crimea, proves true. The Courrier dtt Etats Unrs virtually admits it, and adds that by merely paying the passage of such suitable persons to Halifax as manifest a willingness to enlist after they arrive there, an infraction of our neutrality law is avoided. United | States District Attorney, John McKeon however, shows that the subterfuge is of no avail, as the law in question imposes a fine of $1,000 on any one who shall send another out | of the United States to serve in war against a power with which we are at peaoe, even though the formal enlistment is to be consum mated without the jurisdiction of this Govern ment. Our readers may rest assured that the pres. ent Government of the United States will bo as prompt and sucoossful in putting dewn this English filibustering, as, recently, the Cuban. In view of the fact that all in the interest of England on this side of the Atlantio, and all the press of England have been howling for a year past against the United States Govern I ment for its alleged sympathy with flillibus j toring, this effort to fillibuster here against Russia, is as impudent as the pretensions of the British Government to philanthrophy or respect for the rights of weaker nations where those rights are antagonistic to British inter ests. We have open markets here for the sale of arms, equipments, steamers, and nearly every thing a Power at war may want, and sell them indiscriminately to the Russians, French and English, the purchasers taking the risk of de livering them themselves. This is legitimate, and violates no law, national or international! But we can have legally ao such market for the sale of men as food for the bullets, like unto those Britain has sought in vain to ere ate of late in some parts of Europe. PERSONAL. ....lion, lienry Wilson, Senator from Massachusetts, was attacked with appoplexv on Friday evening last, whilst engaged in de livering an anti slavery lecture attheTrement Temple. ...DanUice, the celebrated down, who has always managed to fill a place in the top ics of the day, has become a citizen of Pennsyl. vania, and is now looated on an estate in the western part of Pennsylvania. ?.. .Tje editor of the "Anoient City," pub lished at St. Augustine, as early as the 16th rnst nt luxuriated in early vegetables, bavins received as a present, a basketful of new Irish potatoes, green peas, and ruta bagas. The potatoes he says, were remarkably fine, meas uring at least two inches in diameter, the peas "full and large, and the turnips as good as can | be seen any where. ??. .Ex-President Tyler and lady passed through Norfolk on Saturday on their return irom Baltimore to their residence on Jamas iliver. ... .Frederick J. Fenn, for many yean a re Ejrter of the proceedings of the Pennsylvania egislature, died at Harrisburg, on the 24th inss. ? ?? .Mr. Joseph Warren who had been a compositor in the Boston Evening Gasette offtoe for thirty-six years, died on Wednesday last. * \ ?. .Gov. Wright of Indiana, has appointed ex-U. S. Senator Pettit judge of the new cir-' cuit on the Wabash.' ' ....Gov, Pollock has appointed Thos. F. Bell, (dem.,) Judge of the district composed of Monroe. Carbon, Pike and Wayne eounties in plaee of Judge Porter, resigned. .... Mr. J. C. Zimmerman, the Consul for the Netherlands at New York, died at his resi dence on Friday evening, of ojogestion of the lungs, after an illness of but an hour's dura tion. ? ? Rev. L. L. Hamlino, late Bishop of the Methodist Choreh, has donated $25,000 to ward the establishment of a university at Red Wing, Minnesota, to 6ear his name. ' .... The Hon. J. C. Breckinridge declines making a oaavass for Congress in the Ashland district. Kjr. lie gay* he feat km aware f t more than a year that it woali not be in hit power At pr?eent to sake another oanvaas, but deemed it deeorona to withhold the annooooe ?eat until the oompletion of the term for whieh he waa eleeted .... The Alhasj Register, of Saturday,! aajt: "We uaderttaad that Mr. T. B. Hanoi!, ton, of New York, waa yesterday arrested for oowhidiog Mr. J. J. Chambers, Private Sec retary to tfov. Clark. This is the same gen tleman who polled the Private Secretary's] ooee, some time siooe. BTA Mr. Angus McDonald advertises in the New York papors that he Is prepared to forward men to Nova Sootia who are desirous of serving in the British army. They are promised $90 bounty monay aad 98 per moath wages. A recruiting office opened in Chatham street did a fine business, and quite a ra'ly took plaoa. tST Land warrants are in good demand "in New York, and worth $160 to $155?porta in proportion. ,THERE WILL BE A FAIR HELD IN tbe Weslyaa Hall, Island, in tbe rear of th Church, on the 96th instant, for the benefit of the same, by the young lady member* of raid Society. The friends and public are respectfully invited. mar 96?It* a?~-~-^SMiTHBONIAN INSTITUTION LEC r MR. RUSSELL will give tbe ccncludffe lecture of his course oo Meteorology, on WEDNESDAY EVENING, 28th instant. Subject: Tbe Action of European and North American Stonna. msr 26- 2; U ATTENTION, SCOTT GUARDS.?YOU are hereby ordered to meet at your armory 011 TUESDAY, the 27tb instant, at 7 o'clock p m., in full uniform, for parade. By order CAPT. JAMIESON JOHN KEY WORTH, O. 8. marS6-lf Treaslet DtrABTMBirr, March 24,1853 NOTICE.?The Secretary of the Tr-usury ac knowledges the receipt of $376 in an envelope marked "ov* r-paid." The ainouut has been pa to in.o the Treasury. mar 26?It KID GLOVES?Just received a superior lot oi Kid Gloves Also, a line article at 50 cents. New style of Gent's Summer Cravats. WALL & STEPHENS, 339 Pa. avenue, next door to Iron Hall, mar 96?2w REIURNED TO BUSINESS. TO MY FORMER CUSTOMERS AND TIL PUBLIC. ?I have this day opened a new stock i and am prepared to get up all order* in the very j best Ftyle for those who may favor me with their patronage. J. HIGGLES, Merchant Tailor, D Mreet. 394, next door to the J Southern Telegraph Office, Seventh street, mar 26? eo6t C. WARRIIKR, WATCHMAKER, NEW WHEELS, PINIONS, AND EVERY KIND OF REPAIRS TO WATCHES, No. 330 Psnaiylvanla Avsnue, (Between Ninth and Tenth streets ) mar26?lm* WASHINGTON, D. C. ODD FELLOWS' HALL FREE GOLDEN SHOW E R THOMAS A CO '8 DISSOLVING VIEWS. ON MONDAY EVENING, M rch 96, FIFTY VALUABLK AttTICLKSI Contesting of Clock?, Jewelrv, ac., amounting to 9125! Will be prevented to the audience FREE of any cha'ge beyond the small admission fee of TWENTY-FIVE CENTS. Those desirous of attending tbe exhibition, aid securing a chance for one of the handsome and cost ly gifts, are advised to purchase their uckets at the Hall during the day, as most positively no more then 100 will he sold. A plurality of Uckets may be pur chased by any one person, thus securing a variety of chances. The Jewelry, which is of the best quali-y, togeth er with the Clocks, have been purchased of Mr. Robinson, Pa. avenue, and the fancy articles of Mr Lammond, 7ih sreet, at whose stores they may be seen dutin; the day. LIST OF GOLDEN AND OTHER GIFTS. 1. Splendid Oil Painting, gi!t frame 2. Handsome Gothic Clock 3. Ladies' Work Box 4. Pair of beautiful Gold Earrings 5. Handsome China Cant Receiver 6. Ladiea handsome Bosom Put 7. Handsome Cornelian Seal 8. do Gothic Clock 9. do G<4d Finger Ring 10. Ladies' Watch Stand 11. Gentleman's Cold Breast Pin 12. Terra Cotta Segar Holder 13. Gentleman's Scarf Pin 14. Fine Fan 15. Pair Gold Cuff Pins 16 Ladie Leather Reticule 17. Beautiful Pearl Portemmtnaie 18 Handsome llmr Bru>li 19. Gold lit ad Pin 20. Haudsome Papier Ma. he Portfolio 21. do Gothic Clock 102. do Gold fluids 23. do Parian Marl le Vase 24. do Ladies' Gold Broucb 2ft. do China Ink stand 26. Pair beautiful Gold Ear Ring? 27. Do Cornelian Sleeve Buttons 28. Gentleman's Scarf Pin 29 Hand Mirror 30 Pair Gold Studs 31. Chinese Fan 32. L* dies' Gold Brooch | 3*1. (iothic Clock 34. Fine Gold Finger Ring J5. Bronze Basket 8b. Ladies' Bosom Pin ! 37. Handsome Papier Mache Portfolio 38. Pair Gold Studs 39. Flack Cross 40 Pair beautiful Gold Ear Rings 41. Do Gold Cuff Pins 42 Beautiful Pearl Porteumnnaie 43 Ladies' Gold Bosom Pin , 44 Gentleman's Gold Breastpin | 45. Genuine Jet Bracelet 46 Ladies' Gold Brooch 47. Handscme Har Brush 48. Do Gold Fiuger Ring j 4'J Pair beautiful Gld Ear Rings 50. Gentleman's Gold Finger Ring. MODE OF PRESENTATION. E^ch ticket sold is marked twice, with a certain number; the purchaser tears off one number, or half the ticket, which he drops into a sealed box at the door, reserving the other balf, or number, which he must exhibit to the Door-keeper, aiul retain till the end, in case such ticket should be entitled to a Gift. After the performance, a child is selected to draw from this Box, and the person holding the cor responding number of the First Drawn Ticket. Is entitled to the First Gift, and so on through the list, mar 26?It A BOOK WHICH EVERY BUSINESS MAN IN THE DISTRICT WANTS?The Wa-hlngton City Directory, only 73 cents a copy, half piice, can be had at ALEX. ADAMBON'S, on Seventh i-trcet, opposite to tbe Post Office, where he keeps con stantly on bam^a fine assortment of Blank Bo>-ks, Peus, Ink, Paper, Playing and Visiting Cards, Gamee, ike. He is agent for all the cheap publications, Magazines and Newspapers. Loudon Illustrated News, Bell's Life, Times and Punch received by tvery eteamer. New York Herald, Times, and Tribune received every ni^ht and delivered to subscribers ORDNANCE MEMORANDA; Percussion Locks and Primers, bv Li. Dahlgren, U. S. N., in change of experimental department, 1 v >1, with en graving; pice fl 25. FRANCK TAYLOR mar 26 _ 2I70LIAN PIANOFORTES. /ri Another of these beautiful insti umcnts made by T. Gilbert It Co., Boston, can now be seen at our Music Depot. Also, a spit ndid papier mache case parlor Melo deon, made by T. G. Gardner k Co. Conn. HILBUS k II1TZ, mar 26 Star Buildings. NS.W BOOKS at 811 ARLINGTON'S BOOKSTORE. Kate Aylesford, the great Revolutionary romance Putnam's Magazine for April Chamber's Journal do New York dj do Yankee Notions do Ladles' National Magazine, do Life and Beauties ef Fanny Fern History of the Hen Fever, very amuung Washington city and Georgetown Director, with a complete Congressional aud Department Di rectory, all for II Travels in Europe and tbe East, by Prime ? Everything in the Stationery line All the new books published received immediate ly afterwards and for sale at SHILLINGTOM'S Bookstore, Odeon Building, comer 4* st. and Pa. eve. max 96? Amusement*. iPKciAL card. NATIONAL TUBATMB. COMPLIMENTARY BKNEFIT TO M'LLE ROSA, ItoOftXAT EQUS87 ft IXX11 of AftlftlCA, At a token of esteem fro^| the citizens of Washu g ton for her talents a* an Equestrienne, VocaNM, and Ihnrun MONDAY NIGHT, March 26th, 1855. A SPLENDID SILVER GOBLET will br iivfn FOR THE BE$T CONUNDRUM, To be read in the pretence of the Mlinee, and their applause t? deciJe who is the winner. SPORT FOR THE MILLION. GREAT FOOT RACE. A IILVIK CUP will be given to the person who rap in the quickest tiae around the nag tel ubw. M f L LT~ROSA la her beautiful act of the SHEPHERDESS, 1m time. Mile ROSA in a Favorite Sou, Mile ROSA in a Pi* Sari. Mile ROSA as the Englirh HuntrcM, 1m tune, in appropriate rnstume in hrr celebrated STEEPLE CHASE ACT. A HOST OF OTHER NOVELTIES, for whir h see bills of tlic day. {??- Box Book now open?scats can be ? caird for the occasion. aaar M PEOPLE'S THEATRE. (LATE VARIETIES.) ................Sr Emu Acting * Stage Manager ...-J n? Waarar Prices of ndmi?*i<?n'?Orehe*tra Chairs S3 els.; Par quette 37^ rents : Regular Ticket * cent* ; Pri rate Boxes $3 and $S ___ First a pp. araace of MISS FANNY MORANT, The celebra'ed Tragedienne, from the Drary Lane and Coven Garden Th? aires, who has been engaged lot six aigbts only. THIS (MONDAY) EVENING, Marrh 2S, Will be presented Know Id's celebrated Tragedy of THk llCHtHBACK. Sir Thomas Clifford Mr. J. U. Allen Modus. ? Mr. Norton Julia Miss Fanny Muraat Hellen ? Misa Tyson To concluJe with the laughable fatce ol k"?T? ui?K"t OR, THE KNOW NOTHING. Tobias llornblowcr, (a Yankee butun ma ker,).^ ~ Mr J. Weaver Par-en ranee Bountiful Miss C. Howard mar 96?it NATIONAL THEATRE. increasing popularity oI the Splendid Circus Company. OF IY1K8 * MADIOAV, The bestEqiiertrian Company in America. AFTERNOON PERFORMANCE Every WKDRB8PAY and gATDRDlft KVkRY BVRI1I9) Grand change or EQUESTRIAN NOVELTIES, In which appear* Mile Rosa. Mr. Thos King, Mons Le Ruen, A. Aymer, W Odell, Masters Madi gan, ami t'harle<i, Mr. II. P. Madigan, William Foster, and the THREE FAMOl'S CLOWN*. Jim Myers, Cario. snd Sam l.nng. The performance will coarlade with the fairy spec tacle of CINDERELLA, OR, FAIRY AND LITTI.E GLASS SLIPPER. Character* by the juvenile troupe of Tlirty Litt e CMMiaa. RtDccnow or riirri. Private Boxes, ?4; Dress Circle and Parquette, gentlemen with lanien, 25 cen s; Single gentlemen, 37% ccnls; Family Circle, 25 cents; Colored 6aller> 25 ce= ts. MATHEMATICAL, PHILOSOPHICAL, AND OPTICAL INSTRUMENT MAKER. INSTRUMENTS in the line of his protection made and re|>aireU witli accuracy, ue*tneas, and dispatch. Q^-Modbi.s hade mi fatehtkes. Also, for sale, rare and Scientific B.oks, Minerals, Fossils, Shells and Coins. No. 37 9 l'a. ave., beiw lOii and ll.h ets. mar 24?3t A SPLENDID HORSE AND BUGGY, fcc., lor Sale,?The subscriber oiler, for aale, on a credit of four ui nths, with interest, for good paper, a very f?ne bay ll<.rse, five yean old, *uhout blem ish or lault; so geutie that a child can drive him, and of good style and act on. Toe Buggy is uearly uew, with lop, and ol the most approved style. Also, a fia" pair of dapple gray MAKES, young, in line order, ana without fault,?ith ^ .. - Carriage and Harness complete, the Carriage oe?ns; nearly new and fashionable. The Horses I have owned for a year, and can guarantee their qualities. ' I will sell the tiorves and carriage on a long cred it, say 6, 12 and 16 months for good paper, rati* ac lorily endorsed, with interest, or the whole at a lib e al discount for cash. J NO H JOHNSON, Grocer, Cor. 7ih and E sis., opp. Gen*! Post Office, mar *24?dlw COPARTNERSHIP. THE subscribers having formed a partnership for the transaction of the Dry Goods busmen*, under the name of JOHNSON k SUTT< ?N, will keep a well selected stock of Dry Goods, Shoes aud Clothing, in the new store formerly occup ed b. T. W. Johnson U. Co, where they will be pleased to serve their former patrons and the public generally with all aiticles in their line, on a* reasonable terms as the can be had in any part of the city. GEO. J. JOHNSON, KOBT M. SUTTON. All persons indebted to ttielate firm of R M. Sot ton k Co., are requsstt d to close their accounts by note or otherwise, at the shortest period. mar 24 -3t? R M. SUTTON fc CO. SPECTACLES. GOLD, Sliver, Light Sttel, and Silver.plated Spectacles, tuiiable for ail eyes and all kinds | of eyes. Also, Gold, Shell and Horn Eyegtaates. Pebbles, Perifocal, near siglued and all other kind of Spectacle G a-ses kept constantly ou hand, and wil be set in old frames at short notice and at a small expense. For bale very low by w o . ^ K LUNDY. No. 198 Bridge street, Georgetown, D. C. ? OA _ tf English literature. Lectures on English Literature, from Chanccn to Tennyson, by Prof. Henry Re> d. 1 vol, fl t> t Wanderings in Cornea ; or Corsica, picturesque, historical and social, witli a sketch of the early life of Napoleon, 12mo, f 1 to Travels in Europe and the EaM, by Saaiael f. Pnme, with illustiations, 2 vols, $2 The Minister's Family, by Dr. Ilethenngton Baiter's Paint's K**-i, 8vo, (2, only unabridged edition. C<>||o> Tour in Europe, by Jacob Abbott?Rollo in London, illu?tra*.ed, 50 cents. Mareo Paul at the Springfield Armory, by do-, il lustrated, &0c A new supply of the Footsteps of St Paal, and the other books o( this most popular of religious wri ters Just received and for rale by GRAY It BALLANTYNB, mar24-3t 498 Seventh treet. TRUNKS! TRUNKS! 3^0 make room for a new s'ipply of Trunks, VaJ ises, Hat Boxes, Carpet Bags, Satchels, lie we er for sa!e without regard to com prices, the re maining portion of our old stock All pt-nmus wish ing great bargain* should give us an tarty call. WALL fc STEPHENS, 3)15 Pa. ave., next to Iron Hall. Also, three doors eaM ol National Hotel, mar 24?3t (In talk News) FAA'i PATENT AMERICAN ACCORDIONS Several ol these new and improaed instnuwnu just received and for sale at the MuMc Depot 1I1LBUS A HIT7. Also, 6 dozen of Faa's new and cheap inMracuon Books, pri'*e 25 cents. The public are invited to examine the* Accord? ora, having received the first premmms in every ? x hibit on exhibited. IIILBUS k HITl, mar 24 * Sole Aeewts OAA nanKhLS TAB AUU 100 barrels ROSIN Daily expected per schooner "Providence," and for aale by FOWLE * CO., mar IB?lw Alesaadiia* V a.

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