Newspaper of Evening Star, March 28, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of Evening Star dated March 28, 1855 Page 2
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LV KN1NG STAK. WASHINGTON PITY: W1DWISDAT AFTIftftdONHarsh 28 (T7* ADTiKTisucxirn should be handed in by 12 o'clock, M., otherwise they may not appear until the next day. DISSOLUTION 07 C0FABTWXB8HIF. Notioe ia hereby given, that the oopartner ?hip which hu heretofore existed between the undersigned io the publication of the Evening btar newspaper, U this day dissolved by ma ual consent, W. D. Wallaci baring pur chased all the property and interest of Ww. fi Hora in the said Evening Star and its i usinees, will pay all the liabilities of the late firm of Wallacb A Hope, and all those indebted to it are hereby notified to make payment to him. W D WALLACE, WM H HOPE. Washihotoh, March 34, 1856. SPIRIT OF THX MOjtHIlVO PUSS. The lnttlligtncer deprecates the spirit of exaltation manifested all over England on acoonnt of the Ciar's death, laying: "If there had been no previous disposition to prolong the war, there was enough in the exhibition of public feeling in Great Britain npon the reoeption of the news of the Em peror's death to inflame the young monaroh The rejoicing was in bad taste, and far from being in accordance with the dictates of a gen erous and manly spirit. It was impolitio, too, if there was a real desire for peace. The present Emperor could not but hare expe rienced the emotions of wounded affection and pride in finding a savage feeling of exultation exhibited over the death of his father, and he will doubtless adhere tenaciously to the policy of his predeoes'or It is not altogether ohar. acteristic of British chivalry to evince satis faction at the death of a gallant adversary end the momentary impulse must, we are sure' have been succeeded by feelinga of mortifica tion and regret." The Intelligence sayi, relative to Spain and Mr. Soule: , The last published letter of our Paris eor respondent contained a reference to, and a oriel extract from some remarks made in the Spanish Cortes on the 10th of February, by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, in relation to certain reported opinions and eomplaints of our Minister. Mr Soule, about the period of his departure from Madrid, and as recent revela tions have imparted additional interest to the matters referred to, we give the remarks of the Minister of irereign Afairs in full, (for a translated copy of which we are indebted to a friend,) preceded by the remarks of the Dep uty whose inquiry called the Minister out We think that its tone of moderation, dignity, aQd respect to the American Government will strike every reader who knows what is due to sell respect and just respect for others." The Union quotes from despatches reoently received at the Stale Department, extracts to substantiate its declaration that the Blaok Warrier difficulty has been settled The edi tor closes his article upon this subject as fol low?, vix : "In giving publicity to the concessions made by the :*paniah government in regard to our demands for reparation in the Black War rior affair, we cannot withhold the expression of our gratification that this case, which at one time threatened the disturbance of our Peaceful relations with Spain, has been brought to an amicable and honorable settle ment. We are gratified, alse, that in deter mining to render tardy justice for the wrongs and injuries connected with it, the Spanish a 1TrifcmJ ? V,ud 8?w-!gllil mnd 80 unreserved a tribute to the ability displayed by Mr. Marcy in setting forth and demonstrating bv a ooumof unanswerable argument, the clainis of our Government and cliYxea- to full r?P? ?tion At the game time, we cannot forget that this is but one of a long list of cases which have been occurring and accumulating for years, and unless the future course of the -epanisb Government shall manifest her readi ness to render justice at an early day in these ****** the c*adii whieh her minister claims lor the present oorcession will be materially diminished. We cannot forget, also, that the arrangement and settlement of all the causes Pendin8 at Madrid woeld tri. relauons between the two ooun *riea in so precariou-i a condition that new yueetioos of irritation and disagreement may WMptri TV^o,. to our liOT?rnm?ot indemnity for the luturo iom?. thing more must be done than the satisfactory adjustment of past difficulties. 7 ? At the very moment when we are an ** P'#"ar* settlement of one 3S25TJT ?" [<"c,d "> ?????". a,. o? " J? ot^*rs?thus proving ineontest ably that Madrid is not the placeTar securing 0f re/*iation wh?ch is es ?ential as a guarantee for the continuance of peaceful relations. Whilst, therefore wJ i* iafridhm h?^ tbiV tbc caMa 8ti11 pending at arJanLed h and aatisfactorily tllij h ? ! ,bop? Wlth even ?<>re earnest realized ThatIfaTT*' ?fhaTiD?our hopes xvanzea, tnat the late occurrences and the ;jB"? tre*tio? U>em by our government Si "?Ch a in tK policy Of the Spanish government in regard to the ?nd f ,.POfT'iDI " win re??*? effectually KtwLn thiT- rtheroaMe of ****?& oeiween the two governments." Now. with all due reference to our respected neighbor, we are beginning to believe that be is raising something of a tempest in a tea-pot ever the recent causes of complaint whieh, he insists, we have against Spain. We admit the eld scores to be vsry aggravated cases, indeed, and trust that our Government will compel ^pain to settle them promptly. That should be done beyond all question. But as for the Mailed El Dorado outrage, we, as yet, oannot *?e it in the hidious light in which it ap paars through our neighbors speotasles. Ever since the Lopei expedition, the qaiet folks of l.b. i.?. gun. ? b?d nnjktjj in siptctAtioD ? m* * 11_ot riling n?t morning with their ihro.u cut b, Ynnk.. aUibMWni. And to give them peace it Is clearly necessary that the Spanish police of the island shall be very strict, in view of the fact that all the earnest and honest efforts of this Government to pre vent attempts to get up within its jurisdiction efforts to wrest the island violently from Spain, do not put them dewn completely. Spain has a to expect that the United Ststes will have authority enough at home to check filibuster ing. All the world knows that, so far, it has proved impossible to stop tuch efforts, which though they do not succeed as against Soaia! ^ succeeded of late as against Mexico, Ivide ^ is the first uw ot nature, and Spain appears to us merely eacuagon that principle, in strioUy guard ing every approach to Cuba against the sac e-sful departure of such ex^ditions m Z Government u evidently doing its best to de at, as is manifest in tha u: since made in New York and thefT l0Dft' ~ayed previously in -V0?"' * ?lhW fiCt3 inTo1^. of which we have no information, which have come to the knowledge of the Union, casing Jt to i ret so muoh over these so-called new Spanish outrages." The Unutn further de nine, with great indignat on, the silly allega tion that there has been a oorresponience oonoerning our affairs with Spain between the President and Mr. Perry, derogatory to the position of Mr. Soule at Madrid, and to that ?gentleman personally, it struck us that the story was in itself so supremely ridiculoes as not u> be worthy of a scratch of our pen So we refrained trwn nvuoiag it to this time. WASHINGTON MEWS 1ND GOSSIP. The Choctaw Indiuii ?Thin tribe is one of the most civilised of the Aborigines. They art in the immediate neighborhood of the greet States that lie on the west side of the Missis sippi, ocoupying that extensile tract of comn trj which, in parallelogram form, lies imme^ diatelj west of and adjoining the 1 Arkansas, between the Canadian, a tributary of the Arkansas River, on the north, Reo River on the south, and having the State of Texas on the west. Their population, which is already 35,000, is rapidly increasing. Although their landed property is held, according to the Indian cus tom, as a community or tribal right, yet they are cultivators of the coil, having reduced and holding in severalty their farms and tracts, which they cultivate, and from which they derive subsistence. The chase is abandoned, and thoy are gradually advancing in civilisa tion, and in those pursuits which, under the wise management of oar Government, is de rating them in a social point of view. They have a regularly organised assembly, consisting ot four Senatorial distriots, eaoh sending four Senators, and assembly dis tricts, from which there is one representative to every thousand people. The Senate are elected for two years; the House of Represcn tatives annually. They meet onoe a year at Doaksville to legislate for the tribe. The ex ecutive consists of a chief for eaoh distriot, elected quadrennially, and these ohiefs assem ble at the same tisfep that the Legislature does, and form a sort of executive council, the sig naturee of two of them being necessary to give effect to an act of the Assembly. They have eight principal schools, consist ing of from fifty to one nundred pupils each. Their language is roducod to written, form, and elementary works in it have been pub lished. They arc a peaceful people, possess among them men of ability, are under religious pre copt, and exercise a decided influence for good upon the wild tribes that roam around them. There is a tradition in the tribe that there were three brothers, named Choctaw, Chicka saw, and Muscogee, who came from the far West, each giving his name to a nation?the first two, to wit: the Choctaw and Chiokasaw are now blended, speaking the same language Tbe Musoogees are now known as the Creeks From the Creeks sprang the ISeminoles (or Wanderers,) a tribe whose acts of violence it required years to repress in Florida. Pursers' Advances nndcr Orders from their Commanding Officers ?The trouble which grew out of the act of the purser of the Uni ted States brig Bainbridge in paying his oom mander more than he was entitled to by law under that officer's order, has occasioned the preparation of the following ciroular, ad dressed to those in the naval service charged with making disbursements of public money As it is of much importance to all pursers in the navy, we publish it entire, as follows: CIRCULAR. TbBASL'SY 1 EPARTMENT, ) Second Compt'r's Office, March 20,1855. } Sir : The second section of the "Joint reso lution for the relief of pursers, Ac ," approved Mareh 3,1849, provides " that every disburse ment of public moneys, or disposal of publio stores, made by order of any commanding offi oer ef the navy, which shall be objected to by the officers of the Treasury in the settlement of the accounts of any disbursing officer, snail nevertneiess oe aitowea to xacn disbursing officer; and the commanding offi cer by whose order such disbursement or dis bursement or disposal was made shall be held aooountable for the same." This enaotment docs not authorise an allow ance of publio money by the purser, to the commanding officer, or to any other (arson or bis order. The diebuisement presupposes an indebtedness, and whether the objects foT which the Indebtedness aocrued were sane tioned ot not by law or regulation, the purser weuld be entitled to a oredit for payment therefore, when made by order of the com manding officer. But tbe disbursement must be for some service rendered, or article fur nfehed. For instance, if a clerk not allowed by law be employed, or if an excess of the regulation complement of cabin furniture, or if unauthorised provisions or stores of any kind be purohased by direction of the com mander, and bv his order tbe purser has paid ior suoh unauthorised service or supplies, the purser will receive a credit for the payment, and the commander will be held accountable In regard to advances or loans, however, tbe laws of January 31,1823, and August 26,1842, are not repealed or modified by the joint reso lution of 1849 The sixth seotion of the act of August 24 1842, declares " that it shall not be lawful fer a purser in the navy to advance or loan any sum or sums of money, public or private, or any article or commodity whatever, or any credit, to any officer in the naval eer vice under any pretenoe whatever." To allow a purser to advance or loan to a commanding officer on his simple order the funds provided for the expenses of the ship and the wages of the erew, would be dangerous to the service and unsafe for the Treasury, leaving an open door for oollusion and fraud. No credits will be allowed to pursers for advanoes or loans hereafter made by orders of commanding offioers, no matter how frequent or peremptory such orders may be. I am, very respectfully, your obedient ser vant, John M. Brodhbad, ? Comptroller Louisiana Land Titles.?A case recently came before the Land Office for decision, in which the olaimants rested their title on a Spanish survey. The Board of Commission ers reoommended the olaim, making that sur vey a part of the reoord, and Congress con. firmed it accordingly. Before the confirma tion, the United States deputy surveyor had exeouted a survey somewhat at variance from that executed by the Spanish authorities. It has been held that although the survey was made before confirmation, yet as it was acquiesced in by the olaimants and not disputed by the United States for a quarter of a cen tury, all parties were estopped from taking ex eeption to it, and it must accordingly be re traced, and adhered to by tbe Surveying De partment. The prinoiple here recognised of adherence to anoicnt surveys, even where there may be a variation from the original basis of title, is a sound one, familiar to the oourts and indispensable to the quiet and se curity of land titles. What is a Pamphlet*?'The Post Office De partment in determining the rates of postage legally ohargeable on various things, thus de fine what is ohargeable with pamphlet pos tage "A pamphlet is a printed but unbound pub lication, relating solely, to some subject of lo cal, ephemeral or temporary interest or im portance only. Henoe, with the exception of thoee not containing more than sixteen octavo pages each, for which, under certain condi tions, the act of August 30, 1852, has made speoial provisions, no publication, although folded and unbound, can be permitted to pass ? 'he mail as a "pamphlet," instead of a "book, ' unless its scope and subject are suoh as to bring it fairly within the distinctive defi nition above given. The Heads ef the Departments ?A vener able and revered friend, who has had great experience in the transaction ef business before the Government here, himself having long enjoyed the reputation of being one of the moet faithful, well-informed and valuable officers whoee services the Government hM commanded line* ita foundation, and who, by the by, hai never been a political sympathiser with the present Administration, remarked to as yesterday that the present heads of the Departments ret examples to those employed under them worthy of all praise; inasmuoh as their equals in persevering industry in the discharge of their respective duties never be fore them Ailed like positions in Washington. We are induced thus to make publie his re mark, beoause we know that he never speaks lightly, and hesitates not to oondemn when of opinion that truth and justioe demand an ad verse judgment at his bands. The Award of the Contraeta for the Con struction of the Hew Custom Bouses at Port land and Waldoboro', Mo.?We understand that the Secretary of the Treasury has award ed the contract for building the new custom house at Portland, Me., to Poland A Cum mings, of Biston or Quincy, Mass ., and that for the new Waldoboro' oustom house to Jos. Coburn, also of Boston. There were two let tings of the Waldoboro' oustom-house. In the first, the bidders seemed bent on bidding at the appropriation rather than for the work. On being informed, however, that the oontract would not be given out at an exorbitant rate, tesponBible bids were made to do the work at something more than one-third of the highest original bid. The European War ?We have seen private letters from England, by the Atlantio, from the pen of a very distinguished English pub lic man, whose means for information are ampl% wherein it is said that England and Franee have the ability and are determined immediately ?o send foroe enough to the Crimea to do away with the effeot of the blunders on the part of their authorities who have so far conducted the war. The same letters assert, positively, that there exists in the interior of Russia great distress, growing out of the manner in which the Emperor has oaused his levies, not only of men, but of oat tie and horses, to be made. Promotions is the Patent OSes ? DeWitt C. Lawrence, A. Herbert, James M. Henry, Sdw. Foreman, assistant examiners at $1,600 per annum, promoted to be principal exam iners at $2,500 per annum Marcus Bull, Wm. B. Taylor, J. Tysonski, Homer P. K. Beck, J. Vansantvoord, C. B. Moss, second class clerks at $1,400 per annum, promoted to be assistant examiners at $1,800. The salaries of the assistant examiners wai raised, just before the end of the session, to $1,800. An Army Officer Resigned and a Commis sary Appointed.?Capt. Simeon B. Buokner, Commissary of Subsistence and First Lieuten. ant Sixth Regiment of Infantry, has resigned? to take effect on the 26th instant, and Breve1 Captain Marcus D L. Simpson, of Seoond Ar tilery, has been appointed to the vaoanoy in the oommiesary's department thus oreated. A Bounty-Land Paper Forger Arrested ? We understand that the Commissioner of Pensions has oauJfcd the arrest of Henry H Sutton, a bounty-land paper forger, in Ala bama. He is now confined in the jail of Tal' ladega county awaiting his trial. It is prob able that there will be more than half adosea indictmeuia <>g*inst him. A Clerical Resignation and Transfer.?W. T Helm, of Tenn., has resigned bis second class ($1,400 per annum) olerkship in the Pen sion Bureau, and Mr. J. E. Talbot, of Ark., has been transferred from the Bureau of In. dian Affairs to fill the olerkship thus made vacant. List of Patents issued from the United States Patent Office, for the week ending March 27, 1855 -eaeh bearing that date: Abel Barker, of Honesdale, Pa.?For rotary I ump. Charles F Bauersfeld, of Cincinnati, Ohio. For clamp and mouth pieoe for lumber joint iDg machines Aug. E. Bigeiew, of Chieopee, Mass.?For improvement in preparing woolen roving. Aug. E. Bigelow, of Chieopee, Mass.?For improvement in spinning wool. Ransom Cook, of Shelburne Falls, Mass. For improvement in machines for turning the lips of augers. Andrew Diets A John O Dunham, of Rari tan,N. J.?For improvements in grain and ({rass harvesters. Ante dated Jan. 2, 1855. Levi B. Darling, of Providence. R. I ?For improvement in processes for refining jewel er's scraps. Wm. H. Elliot, of Plattsburgh, N. Y.?For improvement in the combination of speed and resistance governors. Lemuel W. Ferriss, of Oswego, N. Y.? For improvement in ohairs. Henry A. Froet, of Woroester, Mass ?For improvement in the mode of supporting table leaves. Hervey D. Ganse, of Freehold, N. J.?For improvement in cultivators. L. D. Oilman, of Troy, N. Y.? For improve ment in screw wrenches. Warren Groat, of Troy, N. Y.?For im provement in packing journal boxes. Wm. H Guild A Wm. F. Garrison, of Brook lyn, N. Y.?For improvement in operating valves, in direot acting steam engines David S. Harris, of Coventry, R. I ?For improvement in looms. Riohard G Holmes and Wm. H. Butler, of New York, N. Y.?For improvement in fire proof safes. Thaddeus Hyatt, of New York, N. Y.?For improvement in illuminating vault oovers. Wm S. Irish, of Middlebury, N. Y.?For improvement in looms Joe S. Kirk and Wm. H. Elliot, of Platts burgh, N. Y.?For improved grate bar. Uriss Kimble, of Penfield, N. Y.?For tool for boring hubs to reoeive boxes. Sam. B Knight, of North Providenoe, R. I. For method of chalking lines. Charles Leavitt, of Qulnoy, 111.?For shin gle machine. .Thos. Ling, of Shelby, Ohio.?For self-ad justable or anohoring pump. Jno. McNeill, of New York, N. Y.?For im provement in oharooal furnaces Hiram Moore, of Climax, Mieb.?For im provement in seed planters. Geo. W. Palmer, of Boston, Mass.?For im. proved bill-holder. David Sholl, of Cincinnati, Ohio.?For im provement in coffins. Wm. S. Smith, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa ? For current wheel. Henry G. Tyer and John Helm, of New Brunswick, N. 9 ?For improvement in the manufacture of boots and shoes. Myron Ward, of Owego, N. Y.?For im provement in seed planters. R. P. Vanhorn, of Jacksontown, Ohio ?For improvement in eultivators. Jos Walker, of Dover, England.?For im Erovement in hulling ectton seeds. Patented t England, July 20 1854. Wm. P. Zane, of Woolwich, N. J.?For im provement in cultivators. Abraham Gesner, of Williamsburgh, N. Y., assignor to "The Asphalts Mining and Kero sene Gas Company,"of New York,N. F.?For improvement in prooesses for kero sene Smith Gardner, of New York, N. Y , as signor to (through others) Edward Kellogg, of Brooklyn, N. Y.?For improvement in the manufacture of sine white. Additional lmjnovtment ? Robt M. Wade, of Wadesville, Va.?For improved lubrioator. Patented Juae 0, 1664. The Current Operation* of the Treaaury Department.?On jeaterday, the 27th March, there were of Treasury Warrant* entered on the books of (he Department? For the redemption of stook $1,114 42 For paying Treasury debts 109,037 28 For the C^iitonQS*51t308 88 For covering into the Treasury from customs 808,107 73 For covering into tbe Treasury from miscellaneous sources.... 10,000 00 For the War Depai'ment 83.304 00 For the Nary Department 10 000 00 For repaying in the Navj Depart* ment. 8,945 88 For the Interior Department 68,832 94 For repaying for the Interior De partment 950 00 Additional Items from Europe, Br THH ATLANTIC. ? M. Owen, the United States Charged'Af faires at Naples, has just concluded a treaty with the Neapolitan Government for the mu tual protection of all goods on board neutral bottoms ? The Qaeen Dowager of Holland is the late Csar's sister. Her Majesty wished that the news should be kept seoret, but in the first burst of her grief she involuntarily communi cated the loss she had sustained to the persons about her, and at onoe it spread like wildfire? the live thunder leaped along the wires to Berlin, Paris, and London?and ere those eyes, before whieh sixty millions of serfs were wont to quail, were fixed in their sockets, Lords Clarendon and Plmerston were communicating the news to the Houses of Lords and Commons, some two or tnree thousand miles distant. ? Mr. J. G. Phillimore reminded the House of Commons the other evening, that " It was notorious that Marlborough was an illiterate man; that Marshal Saxe oould hardly write his name; and that not one of the marshals of Napoleon, with the exception of Berna dotte, was and edueated man. ? A despatoh from St. Petersburg says: " The decomposition of the body of the Em peror Nicholas is so rapid, that the lying in state boomes impossible " ? The following fact is mentioned, to show the prevalent feeling in St. Petereburgh, about the war. The artist Zacharoff, either from patriotism or on speculation, made a picture which represents Poier I. in his work, shop, where he is making a cross. In order to oonnect the rude Emperor with the reigning mon&reh, a olever motto was written at tbe foot Of tho picture, which was then submitted to the Emperer for hid approbation, previous to its being engraved and distributed in prints. The Imperial sanction runs as follows : "The words mav be used beneath the print, vis: 'Print of Peter I. engaged in ereoting a cross, dedicated to the Emperor Nicholas I fighting for the cross ' The sum of fifty silver oopecks from the sale of each print may be set apart for the sucoor of those wounded in the present war." ? A correspondent of the London News, writing from Berlin, endeavors to show that there was no occasion to attribute the death of the Ctar Nicholas to any other than natu ral causes. ? The Duo de Qrammont, one of the oldest of the legitimists in France is dead. He mar ried the beautiful and only sister of the Comte d'Orsay He leaves three sons and two daugh ters. ? The two sons of the poet Burns have been promoted, Wm. Nlchol to a colonelcy and Jas. Qlencavin to a lieutenant oolonelcy. ?John Carden, the Irish gentleman who at tempted to carry off Miis Arbuthnot, an Eng lish heiress, has been liberated from prison on the plea of ill-health, on oondition that he will reside abroad until the term of hid sen tenoe expires. ? The Lyons Qazette contains the follow, ing: "A person named Bernard, gravedigger to the exeoutive government in 1793, died a few days ago In a village near Lyons. It was to him that the Abbe Sylvain Renaud, first vicar of the church ol the Madeleine, delivered the decapitated bodies of King Louis XVI., and Marie Antoinette, whioh were both deposited in open ooffins. The King wore a white waist, ooat and gray silk breeches and stookings His head was placed between his legs. Ber nard, who was a tailor, continued for 40 years to exeroiae the function of gravedigger in the village where he died." ? The mail steamer Atrato, from Very Crus Feb. 5, had arrived at Southampton, with $1,206,474 in gold from the Qulf of Mexico. ? The Earl of Stanhope was dead, aged 74 He was nephew of the great William Pitt. His son, Lord Mahon, suoceda him. ? Madame Jenny Lind Golddsmidt has been giving oonoerts at Amsterdam and the Hague and will revisit England. ? The Manchester Peace Soeiety has peti tioned Lork Palme rston to effect an armistiee pending the Vienna negotiations. ? Numerous ships of the Baltio fleet are already assembled at Spithead. FEBNONAL. .... Mr. James King, formerly of George town, D. C , who is represented as a partner in the House of Adams A Co., of California, that recently failed, we are informed was not so connected witb that house. He was one of its managers, at a salary of $30,000 per an num. He is tbe son of the late venerable Wui. King, who, for more than half a century, if we reoolleot correctly, oarried on the busi ness of an undertaker in Georgetown. Mr James King was loOg in the banking house of Corooran A Kiggs, of this city, and left that establishment some years ago, to emigrate to California. The newspapers speak of his hiving drawn heavily out of the bank of Adama A Co abortly before ite failure, and aeemed disposed to oensure him for so doing under the impression that he was one of the partners in the oonoern. Tbe fact that he was but an employe there, and simply drew out money due him for his salary, plaoes the affair in an entirely different aspect, however. .... Hon James Maaon Commisioner, of Pat ents, left this oity yesterday for a abort viait to Iowa During his absence Mr. S. T. Shu. gert, chief clerk , will serve as acting com missioner. ... .John Mitchell, the Irish exile, has been selected to deliver;the commencement address before the two Literary Societies of the Missis sippi University at Oxford ... .Hon. Thomas Fitagerald, formerly Uni ted States Senator from Miohigan, died on Sun day, at his residence in that State. .... Francis Otto, a soldier in the American Revolution, died in Union, Brie County, Ohio, on the!4th inst., aged ninety-aix years. He wu by birth a German, and fought under the command of Gen. Waahington. ....Dr. Wright of California ia charged with a more aerioua breach of propriety than wearing a white neokeloth. From the time he ceased to meet the demands of hia deposi tors there waa a conatant demand for kirn, and a policeman atationed at his door, waa feund necessary to preserve for him hia body in hia keeping. ... .Nicholas Brown has declined the demo cratic nomination for lieutenant governor of Rhode Island, and the name of William Lit tlefield has been substituted. .... Mayor Wood, of New York, was, on Monday afternoon celled upon for the first time sinoe his inauguration to exeroise his magisterial functions in the unity of two lov ing hearts in the bonds of wedlock. The Democrats of Portsmouth, Va., in town meeting, have nominated John S. White, Esq., for the office of Mayor of that town They have also nominated thirteen candidates for the Council. The Know Nothings have al ao made nominationa. ....TheRev. W. H. Milburn, chaplain to the late Congresa, ia lecturing in Charleaton, S. C., to large audiences. ....Edwin Forreat, the tragedian, mad* a speech in New York, on Monday, on the ooca sion of the launch of a pilot boat bearing his name. A Nnw Partv ?The Boston Post says there is a new party in the Massachusetts Legiela* ture. Tbe "dodgers" appear to be inereaeiog very rapidly, and wUl soon be in the maiori ty ,KNIGHTS TEMPLAR*.?WASHING _ ion Encampment No. 1 will assemble THIS EVENING, at the usual hour. mu 38?It ACKBON BUILDING ASSOCIATION. This Association will meet on TUESDAY EVENING, April 3d, at 8 o'clock, in German llalf, 1 ltii street, between F and G, Tor the full organisa tion of the same. Subscribers we invited to attend. One dollar is to be paid by eaeh subscriber. by ca termi bis name in the book, which will be count) rf aa part of the monihly dues on the fir?t rcgulai meet ing. A book for subscribers is kept open at the oftic of CBARLsa Waltii, No. 959 Seventh street, op poiilte Centre Market. mar 88?A* FRANKLIN BUILDING A8SOCIA tion.?A meeting of the subscribers to this Association, for th? payment of the first monthly in sulaaent on stock, will be held at Temperance Hall on MONDAY EVENING, April 3d, at 7# o'clock N. B.?Pay menu are required to be mad? in *??* abU/M. T. M. HAN80N, Sec. mar 3B?eo3t .PROP. H. W. M UNDER WILL RE mimr his clashes TO-MORROW, (Thnrs day) the 30th instant. mar 30-It tPUBLIC 8CHOOL8 ?THETRU8TEES _ of Public Schools will be pleased to meei at the City Hall on SATURDAY, the list instant, at 3 o'clock p m , s- ch ladies and gentlemon (the present teachers excepted) who wish to have their names continued or piac?*d on the list of candidates lor situations in the Public 8cboots of Washington. By direction of the Board of Trustees. GEORGE 1. ABBOT, mar 28?d Secretary. ^LECTURE?PROF. A. DiMITRY will deliver a lecture at Colombia Hall, Capi tol Hill, on THURSDAY EVENING, 2W> instant, at 8 o'clock. The public are respectfully invited to attend. Lecture free. mar 37? The Lata Firm of Saldes, Withers ft Co. To the Editor of the Evening Star. SIR: Having read in the columns of the Evening Star of March 33d, a reply from one of the firm of Selden, ?". ithers k Co. to a furious attack made by the Bailor of the Glob? on that firm, may I be permitted, as an entirety disinterested party, to offer a few brief remarks relative thereto. My reason for so doing is because I fear that in consequence of the length of the article in question, many of your ren ders may not arrive at a knowledge of the true state I of the case. It appears that the Editor of the Globe felt it to be either his duty or privilege, or both, to come out with an article, in which he compares the gentle men of the above firm to " those who make coun terfeil money," kc., thertby casting the deepest, darkest shadow possible, upon their moral charac ter. On reading these grave charges, I was instinc tively led to such an inquiry as the following: Can these charges against 8eldeu. Withers k Co. be sus tained? If ro, these gentlemen deserve all tbe re proach and contumely which the Editor of the Glo'-e has thought proper to heap upon them. But in care I fully examining the defence I find that these charge s I are entirely without foundauon, that they have been created tor the occasion by tbe ruler of the Globe, I (happily not the great globe we inhabit,) and circu | lated in every part of its orbit, to the disparagement and injury of the late firm In the next place, struck with the singularity of the Globe's strictures and animadversions on thr | conduct of Selden, Withers* Co., I enqaire, cui hono. what is the object of the ingenious and seal [ ous Editor of tbe Globe in theae extraordinary ex posures and severe denunciations? Of course, the reply is, that, as Editor of a public journal (and one | as wide a* the Globe) he ta anxious to guard the public against all nefarious business transactions, and to defend it from old infractions of the laws ol [ rectitude, by men in whom public trust is reposed In looking, however, a little farther, I find that a private and personal pique which occured in 1851, and which arose from the fact of Selden, Withers k Co. being dissatisfied with the business transac lions of the Editor, refused any farther comniunica tion with him. Here, then, is the grand secret of | the Globe's onslaught at the present time. In reviewing the'matter in detail, I am led to put | the following queries, and I feel satisfied that my replies annexed, form but an echo of public senU [ ment, with regard to the whole affair: 1. Are the charges preferred bv the Globe against the firm of Selden, Withers k Co truthful ? can they be sustained ? To this I would reply, they are not truthful; tbev cannot be sustained. They have been proved irrefutably, to be false, and without Uie least semblance of foundation. 3. Is it fair? is it generous? is it noble? is it man ly ? to a sail the moral character of gentlemen who have always possewd the entire confidence of the community because they have unfortunately become involved in a financial disaster, which any and ev ery honorable man may, on any or every day, be the subject of |"Who steals my parse, steals trash; tit some thing?nothing; 'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thou sands ; But he that filches from me my good name, Robs me of that which not enriches him, and makes me poor indeed." It is bad enough for honorable men to be the vic tims of a misfortune, by which they lose the pceu niary accumulations of a life-time. But to be as sailed, misrepresented, and persecuted, is a wilful and wicked aggravation of their calamity, which no right mtnd::d man can contemplate but with feelings <-f righteous indignation and eternal disgust. JU8TITIA. Wahhhotqw, March 33,1855. mar 38?It* REWARD WILL BE PAID FOR THE recovery of a double- barreled Gun which was stolen from my rooms, No. 449 Louisiana av enue, some time during the last week- The gun was made hy Jainie?on, of London, and was en closed in a leathern case with my name upon it. A steel ?mglc barreled pistol was stolen about the same time, for which a suitable reward will be paid if returned to me. JOHN A. LINTON, mar 28 - 3t I 1MB: I LIMB I J 2,(00 bushels superior LIME, wood-burnt. Just landed in goo4 order, and will be sold for cash. WILLIAM WARDER, No. 541 corner 12th and C streets, mar 28?eo3t (Organ) . near the Canal. x&aaj uni/iuu I 8 J. THOMPSON 'pared to show our large^^^H sleeted stock of MillineryHH^ has iust onened. ofihe TO THE LADIES MISS 8 J. THOMPSON lis n?iw prepared and well selected 'which she has just opened, of the la test styles which we are selling at the lowesjferices, and we cordially invite the ladies to call cany and have the first selections. We would also respectfully call their attention to our large and hand handsome stock of Fancy Goods Perfumery, Gloves, Hosiery, kc*. which we can sell at unusually low prices. HUTCHINSON k MUNRO, No. 310 Pennsylvania avenue, Firat door west of Walter Harper k Co's. mar 28 ? SPKGTACL.K1, EYE GLASSES, kc , Gold, Silver, and finu Steel Spectacles, Eye Glar. ?s, kc 0Q- Particular attention paid to the selection of GI asset adapted to the eyes of wearers. M. W. GALT k BRO., Jewel*re, 134 Pennsylvania avenue. mar 28?tf * For sale-a first rate work horse, 6 years old. and perfectly sound. Apply at ARNY'S Confectionary, Georgetown, mar 28?eotf OEUVRE9 DE POTH1RR; avec le Code Civil et la Legislation Actuelte, 10 vols, Paris Oeuvres dc Doinat; 4 vols, Paris Marcade; Explication, theociqus et pratique, du Coda Napoleon, 6 vols, Paris Dalloz ; Jurisprudence Generate, 1 vol, Paris I urat? Laaalle ; Code Manuel dc I'autonte civile en ce qui concetne les Departments de la Guerre et de la Marine. 1 vol, Paris Gasse et J - nets; Manuel dea Juges dc Commerce 1 vol, Paris Dictionnaire dc l'Econoraie Politique, par Coqu* lin et Guillaumin, 2 vols, Paris Ricardo; Oeuvres completes, 1 vol, Paris Imported with many other works, English and Frcnch, on Diplomacy and Consular Law, by mar 28-3t FRANCE TAYLOR. ATCHBI, JEWELRY. J1ND SILVERWARE Always on hand a large assortment of the above, which we offer at the lowest ratea. M W. GALT k BRO., mar 28 384 Pa. avenne. Proposal* for building Light-Hooae on "Sev en foot Knoll," moath of Fatapteo River, Maryland. TREA8URY DEPARTMENT, ) Orrice or LieBT-Horsa Boau, V Washington, D. C. March 37,1855. J IOPOSAL8 will be received until tbe 30tb ? f April next, (on which day thf bids will be opened) for furnishing the materials 'of wrought and cast iron) and building a light-house, upon screw pile foundations, on "Seven-foot Knoll," at tha mouth of Palapaco river, Md.^ by the 30th of Decem ber next. w p Detailed drawings of the plsn of the light house can te seen at this ofBce (No. 67 Winder's Build "Should any bid be accepted, a contract will be ex ecuted at once. No payment will be mads until tbe whole woik is completed; and before it is received it must be ap proved by the agent of the Government appointed to superintend tbe work said agent having power to reject all materials and workmanship not in accord ance with tbe terms of tbe contract. Tbe right la reserved to reject any aed all bids that may not be deemed advantageous to the public interest. All bids should be sealed and addressed to the un dersigned, endorsed "Proposal* fur Seven-loot Knoll Light llouaa." EDMD. L. F. UAKDCA8TLE, mariO?eolw Engineer Secretary. PEOPLES THEATRE. (LATE VARIETIES.) Acting ft Stag* Manager Prices of rimrnoa'?0?ch**ra Chun 30 ets.; qu? II'1 37>{ rents ; R<tulv f*icket ? (NU , vat?: Bo*??? 9-1 #5 Third night of MISS FANNY MORAWT, The celrbratod Tiiffdirnnf, from the Drarj and Coven1 Garden Theatres, who has " tnruH fnr iii nights mlr. THIRD NIGHT OP MR- J. H. ALLEN, a ad Mr. W. II NORTON. THIS (WEDNESDAY) EVENING, Will be presented the besutiftil play of TilITRAIOKR Tbf 0uiapr? Mr. J. H ?otoMnn Nr. Norma Mrs. Halter... Kim Fanny Moraai To conclude with the ptt'l* comedy of DAY AFTII THE WIDDlia ("d. FrerlnTe ........... Mr i H Allen Lady Elisabeth Preelove Mtn Fanny Moraai During the comedy Mm Fanny Mnrant will perform the celebrated Spanish March on the Guitar. mat 96? It NATIONAL THEATRE. ?PBCIAL CARD TO THK PUBLIC. LAST NIGHT IN WASHINGTON or MYERS k MADIGAN S Splendid Oiroai, WEDNESDAY NIGHT, March 90th, 1856. The Great Bill ?f tkf Smim Anion the novelties offered on that occasion will be A BEAUTIFUL SILVER PITCHER FOR THE BEST CONUNDRUM, To be read in the pretence of the audience, and their applause t* decide who is the wuiner. ANOTHER GREAT FOOT RACE! The winner of ihe race on Monday night to be de barred from running in this race. FREE FOR JILL WHO WISH TO ENTER. Six per* ns have alrea y entered. The Prise to be A SPLENDID SILVER GOBLET to be awarded to hun who makes the beat time. Grand Manage Act. M'LLE ROSA The Cachachs......_? M'LLE ROSA And a BEAUTIFUL NEW SONG. JIM ITEB9, In new Songs, Ditties, Bon Mots, and his fsi character act of the GLADIATORS SAM LONG In Six New Songs and a Stump Speech. HOSTS OF OTHER ATTRACTIONS! 55* See small bills. mar 97 CLOTH ICS B ASK JET* for sale rt LAMMOND'8, 7th at. mar 27?3t ? A SERVANT BOY FOR HIRE. ENQUIRE OP H. C. MATTHEWS, Cor. West and Washington Ms., Georget'n. mar 27?2t* LA DISS' SCISSOR*, good quality and cheap, at LAMMOND'8, 7th st. mar 27?3t Buffalo, * india rvbiir tack and other Combs, for sale at low prices at mar 27-3t LAMMOND'S, 7th st. ORNAMENTAL PAINTERS^ G. II. VARRILL * J. W. NAIIIII, Louisiana arcnur. brttcten 6th and 7fA street*, Next to Varnum's Buildings, HAVING associated themselves to carry on the House, Sign, and Ornamental PAINTING ia all its branches, will be thanklu! to receive all or ders in their line ol business, and will u*e every ex ertion to ?ve ?au?faction. JOBBING in Glazing and Tainting promptly at tended to. Give us a trial. mar 97?tf Lime kiln for sale-part or the whole of it. Inquire on L street south, between lth and 5th streets east. No 391, Navy Yard, mar 24?2w* JEREMI AH VAN HORN. KID GLOVES?Just received a superior kx of Kid Gloves Also, a fine article at 50 cents. New atyle of Gent's Summer Cravats. WALL fc. STEPHENS, 319 Pa. avenue, next door to Iron Hall, mar 96 ?2m C. WARR1RIR, WATCHMAKER, NEW WHEELS, PINIONS, AND EVERY KIND OF REPAIRS TO WATCHES, Not 330 Panaijrlvaala Av?aa?f (Bctwoeu Ninth and Tenth streets,) mar 9o?1m* WASHINGTON, D. C. A BOOK WHICH EVERY BITSINES8 MAN IN THE DISTRICT WANTS ?The W ashmgton Ci?r Directory, only 75 cent* a copy, half pnee, can be had at ALEX. ADAMSON'S, on Seventh street, opposite to the Post Office, where he keeps con xtantly on hand a fine assortment of Blank Book*. Pens, Ink, Paper, Playing and Visiting Cards. Garnet, 8tc. He is agent for all the cheap publication*, Maga Etnas and Newspapers. London Illustrated Newt, Bell's Life, Timet and Punch received by ?v?ry tteamer. New York Herald, Times, and Tribune received every night and delivered to subscribers mar 96?tl ORDNANCE MEMORANDA; Percussion Locks and Primers, by Lt. Dahlgren, U. 8. N., in cha'ge of experimental department, I vol, with en graving; pice ?1 25. FRANCK TAYLOR, mar 96 * NIW BOOKS at SHILLINGTON'8 BOOK8TOIE. Kate Aylesford, the great Revolutionary romance Putnam's Magazine for Apnl Chamber'! Journal do New York do do Yankee Notions do Ladies' National Magazine, do Life and Beauties of Fanny Fern History of the Hen Fever, very amusing Washington city and Georgetown Director, with a complete Congressional and Department Di rectory, all for 91 Travels in Europe and the EatL. by Prime Everything in the Stationery line All the new books published received immediate ly afterwards and for tale at SHILLINGTON'8 lookstor*, Odeon Building, comer at. sad Pa. ave. mar 96? A SPLENDID HORSE AND Sale,?The subscriber offer* ftir asle, on s credit of four months, with interest, for good psper, a very fine bay Horse, five yesrs old, without blem ish or fsult; so gentle that a child can drive him, and of good styl? and act on. The Buggy ia nearly ucw, with top, and of the most approved style. Also, a fin" pair of dapple gray MARE8, young, m fine order, and without fault, nith ^wm. Carriage and Harness complete, the Carriage nemg nearly new and fashionable. The Horses I have owned for a year, and can guarantee their qualities. I w M reir the horaea and carriage on a long cred it, sst 6, 19 and 18 months for good paper, ?aut nc toH'y endorsed, with interest, or the whole at a lib *1 discount for cash. JNO H. JOHNSON, Grocer, Cor. 7th and E st*., opp. Genl Post Oflict. mar 24?dlw SPECTACLES. GOLD, Silver, Light Steel, and Silver-plated Spectacles, tuliable lor all ages and all kinds of eyea. Also, Gold, Shell and Horn Eyeglaasea. Pebbles, Perifocal, near tighted and all other kind of Spectacle G'si-aet kept consuntly on hand, and will be aat in old frames at short notice ? >? ? rmall expente. For sslevery '"d " * mar SK-ltf4** Br,dfe *??? Georgetown^. C. DISSOLUTION. THE copartnership heagwTore existing between the subscribers, underlie naiue and firm of T Bastunelu k Co., is hereby dissolved by mumal c msent. The business of the late firm will be retiled by Meters. J. Galuoan A Son, who are authorized to ute the name of the firm for tliat purpose J. GALI.IGAN A SON, T. BA8TIANELLI. February 19, 1855. THE 8UB8CRIBERS, intending to continue the business, would call the attention sf purchasers to the extensive stock of useful and ornamental arti cles en hand, which they will dispose of at s very great sacrifice fbr cash. mar 23?eo3t T. GALLIC AN I CO. PATENT AGENTS OR OTHERS WANTING < tttic-8 will fiiid two very suitable and well lo cated looms on Eighth meet, the drnet r??d to the Patent Olice from the avenue. HENRY JANNEY, wai 21?dlw 919 fa. at

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