Newspaper of Evening Star, March 29, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of Evening Star dated March 29, 1855 Page 2
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KVKNING STAR. WASHINGTON PITY: THURSDAY 4FTERP09H Mareh 29 OCT* Advketiskmxkts should be h&nded in by 12 o'clock, M., otherwise they may not appear until the next day. DISSOLUTION OF C07ART1V1RSHIP. Notice ia hereby given, that the copartner ship which hu heretofore exiited between the undersigned in the publication of the Evening newspaper, is this day difiolved bj mo nal consent. W D Wallace having pur chased all the property and interest of Wm. li 11"pr in the said Evening Star and its . ufite**, will pay all the liabilities of the late firm of Wallach A liope, and all those indebted to it are hereby notified to make payment to him. W D WALLACH, WM. H. HOPE. Washisgtos, March 24,1855. cPimi 0? THE M0RSIB9 PRESS. Tho Union explain* that the prospect of the democracy in Virginia is essentially brighten ing, and tbat the Virginia demooratic candi dates for Congress are fast straightening mat te"? on the stomp. The same paper announoea tLj death of Mrs. Elizabeth McNeil, the widow of the late General John McNeil, and i?is'cr of the President, aged sixty-eight years Yi e also find in the Union an article explain ing the effect of the firm policy of Secretary Guthrie, in oompelling all publio officers to deposiie (ublio funds in their keeping With the United Stat*3 sub-treasurers rather than with private bankers or incorporated banks, a? exemplified in the fact that though the public functionaries in California had $588, 0 j7 67 on deposite, not one dollar of that large amount was lost or even endangered in the late financial crash in San Francisco. Up to the appointment of Secretary Guthrie, the Government offi-ers in California were in the habit of keeping their funds with private bankers. \\ e also find in the Union a letter fern Judge Geoige D Loring, of Massachu setts?bim who was turned out of the law de partment of Harvard University by the board of managers elected by the present Legisla turc of Massachusetts, beoausc of bis faithful ejection of the fugitive slave law?addressed to ilerry A. Wise, explanatory of what he cu-nceivcs to be the presant political condition of Mana^husette, which concludes as follows: '? It is entirely unnace$s.?ry for me to occupy time with a delineation of the practical working of Know Nothingism here. You have learned its po:i;io*l designs already, and you can easily conceive of the political debauchery which goes with it Wueationa which were lormerly settled by free and open discussion are now decided by the iron rule of council Capacity and intelligence, which, however much mistaken, once controlled the acts of the old bay S.ate, are now banished from an arena which is occupied by the fruits of secret intrigue. Tho path to preferment, which formerly lei over the summits of the everlast ing hiii* of knowledge, now lies among the low ani swampy abodes whero nothing noble dwells ibe mass of the people are excluded fr in ail participation in those matters upon wni:h dspend their social and civil privileges. lLo voice of the peoplo is dumb. The etect point out the way, *nd under threats of op pression, and proscription and persecution in every walk in l ie. men who call themselves American freemen submit to the dictation cl this last and nco^t ingenious form of woree that ? ab.el Jesuitism lhis is the operation of th< thing hero It Virginia hopes for honor and pr 3} enty, she had better drive it from hex fcorders wi-h ?cern and contempt. -When 1 remember that Washington, and Jefferson, and Madison, have left the glory o) their great namee as a legacy to Virginia ?:id itmemcer. too, that the parly which now Ctiu.3 to be the American would have pro :crir ed these berces had they not rubmktec to the iron rule of this order, which ever] statesman must daspise, I am astonished tha it should have tound for a moment a footholt ot power in our country, or even have threat fCiV J.-vUr As Vlrgiuians value tb< Ihl mi u?!r b\ato',et them reject it. Le ' 1,1co bo the barrier beyond whici no wave o: this political mania oaa pass on nd le. the present condition of Massacfcu w" FL 1 warn,n? ,to that Stafe wfciot -Jo first to consolidate the Union and istecce. t0 :trik? a bIow at ita e* "1 he I*telt,ge>>cir, discussing the El Dorado cn'rage with the Union, says : ' Ihere is a wide difference, in cur estima tion, whatever it may suit the policy of diplo .*V\ ? ai,Jue t0 lha contrary, between the right cf search' or 4 visit,' and the rieht of hsiliog a vcis. l making directly for a cort threatened ?jth hostile invasion, to ascertain her ch<?rHcter Notwithstanding the prcola ma.ion of tLe 1 resident forbidding the fitting cut of expeditions wiihin the United Stat? against tuba, it is well known that rumor exu.ed. and were from time to time repeated in the p blic journals, that a hosti e descent upon th? inland would be made so so6n as it was eiiown that the preposition to purchase it ;" Q ? ?i'31" f?iled This rumored inten t"-a "f i;f a* well known in Havana a-in the t r.;ted State?, and t hero ft was firmly b?lie?ed and the island put in a state of armed pre j a ration lur repelliog the expected inva V ^.f-predervation required of the au tfcon.ies ever, precaution agninst invasion Troop* wero at their po?ts and cruisers were cn the look cut A large steamer, well adapted for the conveyance of troops, is seen at night making directly for the tnreatened port A ?>paauh sh p, placed as a tentinel to guard the aj proaches to it, not being near enough to steamer, adopts the naval ??. a gun to get an opportunity of faking her. The steamer, iiXad of r! gard,LS this signal and haltirg, turned hJr b.iws h*ad on and advanced upwn the ship . "strengthening the suspicion, if any isted. or g.ving rise to i: if it djd not, that fx,ere i.ruethirg hostile in her designs Another >:un is fired, tho steamer stopa, and is rT- en and'.ijited ; ilo 4 search'if made her chiric-er is ascertained, tho word of the ilea prtJe?dCC?Ugb' aQ<1 8he " 8uffereti to ? Now wo said, and wo say it again, that this wa> nothing more than the universally uc wleJged right of a sentinel on duty at a iE-.ilI ary po#t or of a national guard ehip, to challenge every new comer; ai,d we repeat tL- we do not believe that there is anenlight 25 '?-"eminent under the sun that could ini aQVh,Dg ,n il beirin8 tho slightest rf liletded national insult Dut Lave wVVriihJf l"D dei,?neJ as ?Mult'( mei t TiV! 5 n mm%m* that the Govem mcx.t < will avow it? I# it not our du /;ir '! ? W? ta,.k 9{ all its attendant r i V v- l4"<r<,rtain whether Spain will iusti Mr "JffersoB. i? :?4,;??cZZ\Zl ^ whicb - a i. a hi,?., of looM i? the ..ii. ionof tLe sun ed wrong-doe,-. Supple that w? had proof that the citixens or subjects of a for ?ign Power bad taken a fancy to the Kevs of ?Fioi.Ja; tbat they had once lauded in force and m iJe an ucsu;co??ful attempt to gain*pos f i q of them; that vnch an irruption was threatened a second timo, and, to guard against it, we had ordered some cf our ships ot war to cruiso in tho neighborhood, should we think they committed an unpardonable of lenoe by 4>bringing to" and speaking every foreign vewel found steering directly, particu jarty in the night, fbr Key West f" It ftrikes us that the Int-11 tgtneer is as far in tho wrong in one direction ps the Union appears to us to be ia tho other. Wo will en deavor to explain our views of the question to morrow. The Intelligencer farther quotes onr article of yesterday on the same subject, and crediting the Star with being an " Administration pa per, (we presume by way of strengthening its own argument,) trusts that in this matter we ipnk the Administration's sentiments. Now, we hare again to say, perhaps for the fiftieth time to the Intelligencer, that we only oare to publish our own sentiments, and reBlly know nothing of those of the Administration on this point. Whatever we publish concerning the Administration which tells well for them, is simply the result of our determination to give them, as we'desire to give all others, the bene fit of the promulgation of the truth. Oar re spected neighbor is a partisan against the Administration, and therefore cannot do them justioe. If he eoald for a day cease to be an anti-Administration partisan, he woald com prehend how it is that one can write of the Administration, describing it as some thing else beside a " raw-head-and-bloody-bones," without being one of its " organs," which oharaoter the Intelligencer seems determined to foroeon the Star, in spite of frequent denial. We repeat, if the Intelligencer could but for a day lay aside it* partisanship, it would doabtless do that justioe to the firmness, integ rity and patriotism of the present Adminis tration which it is destined to do after it realizes, as it will in the end, that it, (the Administration,) has labored faithfully to pre serve the rights and interests of the States and the people thereof from the effects of a condition of opposition popular Aentiment threatening more danger to the future of our country and its institutions, than aught else that has ocourred in the Unitod States sinoe the close of the Revolutionary war. The Sentinel Jokes over the Organ's com pliments apon the States' rights principles of Senator Wilson, showered upon that gentle man shortly after his election to the United States Senate, which, it explains, have sub sequently been recanted, as the honorable gentleman turns out not to have abated a jot of his ultra Abolitionism after being elected to the United States Senate by the Massiushu setts Know Nothings. WASHINGTON NEWS AND GOSSIP. A Residence at the Federal City ?Within the last five or six year* a considerable num ber of families of means, taste and leisure have oome to this oity or its vicinity to reside. There is sound philosophy and good taste in this, and the wonder is that the federal me tropolis did no* become, a quarter of a cou tury ago, the retiring point of a large number of persons who, having acquired means in active business, desire to spend their time as comfortably and agreeably as possible. A mistaken idea as to the oost of living and the comforts of life to be enjoyed in Washington prevails extensively throughout the United States, arising for the most part from the dis appointment of political speculators who com. icg hither with extravagant hopes and slen means, live " f^st" while among us, and go away with empty purses and sick hearts, from the failure of their personal expectations. To a person of means who exercises ordinary fore thought in regulating hia family expenses, Washington is by no mo*ns as expensive a city to reside in aa either large city north of us; because it is fashionable te expend far less to keep up one's style here than at the North. That is, unless one makes up his mind to obtain notoriety by lavish expenditures; . when living costs in Washington ao much as in New York. One thousand dollars per an num will rent as comfortable a dwelling as we ; hav?in the ="7, while *400 is much as some , of the very first public men (members of Con i|grea3 who keep house here,) pay for their I family residences amon^ us , I The stjle of one's house or of his living in t it, has nothing to do with his position in 11 n ashing ton society, which depends wholly on I hw mind, manners and character. The man with an income of $1,200 per annum, if he is a person ef attainments refinement and char I acter, has as much deference paid to him in the best society of the Federal City, as the I millionaire cf similar endowments?vastly I more than the millionaire without them The I reason for this anomaly in American society is plain. Ours is not a commercial commu nity. Brain, attainments and character send public men hereto reside for long or short periods. They do not come to make money but to attond to public aff.irs. They give to Washington .ociety its tone, and a oapital tone for the true happiness of all who enjoy its pleasures, it is, too. We do not here refer to the sort of society with which men mingle in the hotel ha.Is, at the faro banks, and around the lobbies, wherein politios. champaigne, cards, and speculations on the Treasury en tirely engross men's thoughts. That is the description of society which the world errone ously mistake fer life in Washington. It is truly, life in Washington as soen?experi enced?by the majority of our transient visitors, who come hither without domestic as sociations around them, or who fail to seek to enjoy the pleasure* of the Washington society to which we refer first above. It will be recollected that the predominant traits of the very large number of public men Whe are always here, are superiority of mind and attainments, and it stands to reason that they must greatly impress all around them with their influence ; or. in other words, ren. uer Washington society remarkable for the amount of learning, wit. good taste, true re finement, and the absence of the too common habit of valuing its members by the weight of their purses, which distinguish It. The different foreign embassies located here add greatly to the charms of a residence in this city, those oonnected with them being for the most part highly educated gonUemenl who knowing the world thoroughly, are glad to exchange the ilaste habits of court life in Europe, for the simplicity of the customs of the best American society. It is notorious that most of the persons of that class who have re sided here for the last quarter of a century are unostentatious, to a fault, setting an example in that re.-pect to our own people worthy of all praise. We recollect well the first time we saw the late Mr. Bodi sco, one of the mcst ac complished and deservedly beloved gentle men who have graced Washington society. It was at Piney Point, many years since, ?here be was as happy as the summer's day was kng, surrounded by a party of simple earted folks from the neighboring oountry, m unpretending in their manners as himself, i ^ ?^? of them enjoyed the crabb ng, bowl g. and the " shilling-ante" game of bluff * thftn did Bo*?, the mmediate representative of the late imperial Nicholas. We may instance another genial hearted gentleman of great experience in in ternational publio affairs, who is perhaps the man of moat accomplishments and solid at tainments among them all, at this time; a* simple as a child in his manners and tastes, though (ha life and soul of society wherever his prosence graces it. So simple in his habits of life, as that his invariable pair of panta loons are quite as well known every where within ten miles of our West End, as his hand some and genial countenanoe. We refer to these examples only by way of explaining to the distant reader why it is that in the real "Washington society" extrava gance and display are by no means naoessary to secure one position. We have, too, free in tellectual comforts and luxuries in Washing ton such as are nowhere else in the United States to be eDjoyed?that is, as conveniently and on such terms. Ihe lectures of the Smith sonian Institute aro surpassed by no other leotures to be enjoyed in America, and they are freo to all without charge. So, also, is the use of the magnificent libraries of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution, which, though not nominally for the use of the publio at large, are very properly managed so as that any porson oan resort to their shelves at all times. It is a very common complaint, that though Wash ngton sooiety embraces a larger proportion of persons of leisure than any other society in the United Statos, there is great difficulty in sustaining a theatre hare. The reason is because simple reunions?unos tentatious soirees?are in vo^ue among us. They are gatherings of all one's acquaintances I at one's house on given nights, without special I invitation, whero conversation with persons ol I learning, profound thought, wit, and good I taste?is the only " entertainment" that th? I guest expects. I In the Washington sooiety to whioh we refei I above, a family with an inoome of threa oi I four thousand dollars per annum can enjoy fat I more of the real pleasures of life, than with I twice that sum in any other city of tha United I States. J Lord Elgin.?We have fairly strained oui I eyrs in looking for some paragraph or other. I in some one of Lord Elgin's latespeechos is I honor of his own achievements in negotiating I the Reciprocity treaty, wherein he has taker I oocasion to let the English world know the I fact that one Mr. Crampton had something tt I do with tho negotiation, on tho British side I Not a word, or un indirect hint to that effect, I can we discover in all his Lordship has beer I saying on the subject of late; and he has beer I glorifying himself on account of his assumed I diplomatic exploit, at a rate whioh almost out I does the self-adulation in the newspapers ol I Ossian Dodge, "The Qreat American Travel I er," Pratt, and Jamos Qordon Bennett In I the meantime, all in Washington who kno* I the history of tho Reciprocity treaty negotia I tion aro laughing heartily at the impudent I charlatanism of his Lordship's pretensions is I that connection. The truth is, the treaty waj I negotiated, its each and every matorial point I having been thoroughly discussed and deflnite I ly settled between Mr. Crampton and th? I Amerioan Secretary of Stato, before his "pre I tentious" Lordship made his appearance in I Washington. His connection with the treaty I was simply one ot form?the labor, the expen I diture of thought, investigation, and states I manship in its formation, on the British side, I hating been performed by Mr. Crampton I some time before his Lordship graciously I deigned to visit Washington and play high I falutln among us for a brief season. I There is a degreo of meanness in hi3 Lord* I ship's studied efforts to take to himself the I credit of having made the treaty in question, Ion tho British si do, which is perfectly nause I ating to those who know the history of the ne gotiation, though it is in excellent keeping I with his conduct towards President Pierce. I When here, he professed to be charmed be lyond expression with tha President of the I United States, in all that functionary's rela? I tions. At home, hs is maligning him with ai I li'tle regard for the truth, as though earning I his bread on the columns of the New York I lltrald at sixpence a falsehood, well told. I \ orily, Lord Elgin is a scurvy subject, indeed I?a man without character, if ha does wear I titles through "the grace of God " I Kecessary Regulations.?We saw yesterday upon the entrance to the office of the Secreta ry of tho Interior the following placard: N otic*.?To enable the Secretary of the In terior to 'ievote a portion of each day to the busmessof the Department, he will have to decline seeing any person, exoepting heads of Bureaus, before 10 a. m , or after 2 p. m March 27, 1855. How Secretary McClelland has been ablo up to this time to get through with the avalanche of engrossing public business whioh is on his hands without enforcing somesuoh regulations as the above, wo cannot imagine. It is custo mary for nearly every stranger who visits Washington to make a call on the President and each of tha heads of Departments. These aro visits of curiosity rather than ceremony; and are quite as exacting on the time and pa ticnce of the public functionary as the visits of gentleman solicitous of office for themsel ves or their friends. No others are so overwhelmed .h responsibilities requiring for their pro per disoharge their undivided attention, as the gentlemen at the heads of the Executive Departments. Yet no others in Washington are ?o run down with applications to turn their thoughts to the affairs of others. WfWegiad to perceive that Gov. McClelland has adopted the good rule which we insert above, and trust that he will bo able to enforce its rigid obier vanco. ?? i The Caution to Pursers?Several errors crept into the following circular from Mr.) Comptroller Brodhead, as published in the Star, yesterdny. As it is a paper of great im portance to officers of the Navy, wo again in sert it (corrected) to day : CIRCULAR. _ . _ TaRASURV I BPARTXKNT, ) Second Compt'r's Offioe, March 20,1855. | ? i - The second section of the "Joint reso lution for the relief of pursers, Ac ,? approved March 3,1849, provides " that every disburse ment of publio moneys, or disposal of public ?tores, made by order of any commanding offi cer of the navy, which shall be obj-cted to bv the accounting officers of tho Treasury in the settlement of tho acoount* of any ditbursinjr officer, shall nevertheless be allowed to such disbursing officer; and the commanding offi cer by whose order such disbursement or dis posal was made shall be held aooountable for tne same. This enactment do*s not authorise an ad vance of public money by the purser, to the commanding offioer, or to any other person on , ! ?J J *be disbursement presupposes*an :?,hne?\iaundJwheth#r objects for which tho indebtedness aocrued were sanc tioned or not by law or regulation, the purser would be entitled to a credit for payment therefor, *hen made by order of the com manding officer. But the disbursement must bo for some service rendered, or artiole fur nished. For instance, if a clerk not allowed by law be employed, or if an exoess of the regulation complement of oabin furniture, or if unauthorised ptoiiiiooi or stores of ioj kind be purchased bj direction of the com mander, and bj his order the porter hu paid for such unauthorised service or supplies, the purser will receive a credit for the payment, and the commander will be held aoooontable In regard to adyaaoes or loans, however, the laws of January 31,1813. and August 2#, 1842, are not repealed or modified by the joint reso lution of 1849 The sixth seotion of the aot of August 20 1842, deolares " that it shall not be lawful for a purser in the nary to advanee or loan any sum or sums of money, public or private, or any article or oommodity whatever, or any eredit, to any officer in the naval ser vice under any pretence whatever." To allow a purser to advanco or loan to a commanding officer on his simple order the funds provided for the expenses of the ship and the wages of the crew, would be dangerous to the service and unsafe for the Treasure, leaving an open door for collusion end fraud. No oredits will be allowed to pursers for advanoes or loans hereafter maae by orders of commanding officers, no matter how frequent or peremptory such orders may be. I am, very respectfully, your obedient.ser vant, Joan M Brodhbad, Comptroller. A Patriot after his Bounty Land ?The fol lowing is a copy of one of the two thousand let. tors applying for bounty lands under the law of the last session of Congress, which were re* eeived, yesterday, at the Pension Bureau The "frog-sticker" referred to, which was sent along, carefully done up by way of oiroum stantial proof of the applicant's service as claimed, is an old-fashioned half butcher's knife and halfcut-and-thrust sabre, and looks ac though it may have gone through all the wars of our country, from the old French war to the very last enoounter with the Sioux on ths great overland route to Oregon : Washington, March 27th. Mr. Lommissner of petitions: I send you my frog-sticker. I was in the war at bladensburg, and used this saber like a true solger. I want you to give me land, ai they say you am the man for that bisness, and I want you to send my land to me by the rale rode, to that I can get it, and I want you to give the frog-stioker to the Congress of Ameri. oa, for i see that old president jackson had hii sord give to that benevolent asilum, or you may give it to the Washington monument Your friend, Eltom Bbeht. The Current Operations of tho Treasury Department ?On yesterday, the 28th March, there were of Treasury Warrants entered on the books of the Department? For paying Treasury deblj $31 888 16 For the Customs 60 458 67 For covering into the Treasury from Lands 66,414 44 For covering into the Treasury from miscellaneous sources.... 376 00 For the War Department 48,201 35 For repaying in the War Depart ment...* 4.701 35 For the Navy Department 62 000 00 For the Interior Department 36,565 21 To the. Editors of the Richmond Enquirer : Goochlaud C. H , March 11. Gentlbmbn: The special eourt for the trial of Joshua B. Currier, eharged with the murder of Royal W. Blackburn, in Fluvanna, (Judge Pield presiding,) has just closed, after a term of ten days. Ihe case exoited unusual interest. The prisoner was tried twelve months ago and sen tenced to be hung ; but a new trial was grant ed by tho court of appeals. The eause was most ably and interestingly discussed. The opening speech was made by Riehard I. r?^e'Jof Flu?anna, employed by the friends of the dead man. It was one of great power and eloquence, exceeding the best efforts of this gifted individual, lie was replied to in a six hours' speech by E R Watson, of Char lottesville, in one of the clearest, most lumin ous arguments, based on the facts and the law of the case, I ever listened to. John S Flem ming followed in an hour and a half or two hour* often in his happiest vein?then Thos. U iutwiler of Fluvanna, in a compact, almost W?,?e r ? 6 ar?am?nt of *>me two hours and a half The defence was closed by Henry Magruder of Albemarle, who for four or five hours enchained attention by a speech, which for legal research, rich, poetic, and classic al lusion, polished sarcasm, and deep pathoe I have never heard surpassed. When he con eluded, the jury, bar, and bystanders includ. ing a largo number of ladies, were nearlv all in tears. J MwuL??kVhe attora?y for the Common wealth, closed for the prosecution in a speeob "Kb* hours, marked by the highest it ,n8*Dttity and address. The jury, after retiring about an hour, ren dered a verdiot of not guilty. C p The foregoing is from a late number of the Riohmond Enquirer. As we presume it wai written and published to eipand the fame ol the distinguished juvenile attomeys-at-law ol Gooohland oourt house, Va., therein mentioned wo trust our complaisance, evinced by givinj it a place in our columns, will bo properly ap preciated by the partios. We send Messrs. Cocke, Watson, Fleming, Tutwiler, Magruder, and Leake, oaoh, this number of the Star. If they are not verdant every one of them will order it continued for the entire year. We have litUe doubt that all of those young Goochland county lawyers are exceedingly promising, Ac , and will in time, and with op portunity and good luck, become very distin guished men, Ao. Bat we would respectfully suggest to their panegerist " C. P.," that he might as well have omitted the account of the time consumed by each in their speeches. *?enorally, it is in oratory as it is in horse racing?" The slow horses do actually take the longest time." The Idea of some ? five or six hours! "?then "six hours" more!?then "one and a half or two hours!"?then two and a half hours!?then " four or five hours and winding up with " eight hours!" (oh, gracious me!)-is really terrific! Twenty-seven mor tal hours of speechifying in one stretoh, in a single cause, in this year of our Lord 1855, at Goochland oout-hotue, Virginia! "Great" as may have been " the power and eloquence" of the "gifted individuals" who did the afore said spouting"?" olear and luminous" as may have been their ?? arguments" on both sides? ' happy" as may have been the " vein" of the orators?" compact" (mark!) " compact" and "invulnerable" (all or it, of oourse) as their reasoning was?"enchained" as the "jury, bar, and bystanders, including a large num' ber of ladies" (which C. P. records) were by the vast "legal researoh," "rioh, poetio," and "classic allusion," "polished saroasm]" " ability," " ingenuity." and " address," and the like?we must say that to an outsider the idea spontaneously suggests itself that twenty, seven hours' continuous spouting is a little too long. On this point of brevity we might refer to Shakspeare and dozens of other authorities of note, but we oontent ourselves by quoting from the famous old Chickasaw orator's (" Wolfs Friend's") speech to Gov. Blount in August, 1792. It was thus : " I think that short talks are tho best ? I like yours the better for being so- when I " " ' r?' W. think thU BpMoh abould b. ?opl?d nnd put up in court Hon,. torm* W. M . dMcripllon of Wolf, Frt.od by aor. Blount, to ibow tb.t ou .nlhorit, If no mean one: rankTamJ^.ri?<Kdi* *mUk'? ln ?o?*neil th# fir,t of h,i hM ? St a * proP?rt7> ia ? large mim, of a ? ftppeirance; he appeared at the th? IS ^arl#t *** lace, and in * '"** 0rlmMn ,Uk omoiAL DiFARTKiirr or Ptat*. Washington If arch 28, 1855. / The following supplement to the London Gazette of Friday, the 2J of March. 1835, has been officially communicated to this department: Forriom Ornci, March 3. 1R56. It Is hereby notified that official information has be. n received from Rear Admiral Sir Edmund Lyons, G C. B., commanding her Majesty's naval forces in the Black sea. dated her Majesty's ship Agamemnon, off Sebastopol, Fcbru-ry 11, 1855, that, from the 1st of February last, "the mouth ol the river Dneister, the ports of Akerman, Ovidiopol, Odessa, all the ports situated between Othakov point and Kinbourn point, including the ports ol Nicolaev and Kherson, the river* Bougand Dnieper; also, the ports between Kinbourn point and Cape Tarkan, including the ports in the gulpb or Perekop, the port of Sebastopol, the ports comprised between Cape Asia and the Strait of Kertch, including tho?e of Yalta, Aloushta, Soudak, Kaff.i, or Th( odosia; the port of Keitch, the strait of Kertcb, the entrance to and all the pons in the sea of Aaov, including especially the perls of Berdiansk, Taganrog, ana Arabat; the river Don, anl also the ports of Anapa and Soujak, were strictly blockaded by a compe tent force of the allied fleets of France and England. " That the p >ru of Eupatona, Strdxka, Kanuutli, Kazatch, and Balaklava were, and are, and wilT re main open aad free from all blockade until further notice; and it is hereby further notified that all measures authorized by the law of nations and llu respective treaties between her Majesty the Quean of Great Britain and Ireland and his Imperial Ma testy the Emperor of the French, and the different neutral powers, will be adopted and executed wfth respect to all vessels which may att nipt li violate the rfd blockade.'1 BEN FRANKLIN CLUB OF GEORGE town?A meeting of this Club will be lieU1 at the Club Room THIS (Thursday) EVEN1N0, at 8U o'clock. As an election for Treasurer and Secretary will take place, all members are requested to attend. By order of C. C. CALLAN, Pres't. mar 1*9 - It* 7 ET. MEC. INSTITUTE.?The closin exercises of the School of Design wi I take place on FRIDAY EVENING next, the 3J*t instant, at 7^ o'clock, in the Institue Room*, ovei G and T. Paiker's Store, opposite Browns' Hotel. An exhibition of tbe School will be held, and a address will be delivered by Prof. Wniiaker. The public are respectfully invited. It is hoped that the members of the Institute wilt be present, and aee for themselves what hai beer, done during the present session of the School By order: P. M. PEARSON, Bee Soc. mar29?2t (Intel It) JACK80N BUILDING ASSOCIATION. This Association will meet on TUESDAY EVENING, April 3d, at 8 o'clock, in German llali, 11th street, between F and G, for the full organiza tion of the same. Subscribers are invited to attend. One dollar is to be piid by each subscriber, by en terine his name in the book, which will be counted as part of tbe mon.lily dues on the first regulai meet ing. A book for subscribers Is keot open at the rffic* of Charlks Walter, No 8 5SI Seventh street, op posite Centre Market. mar 98?ii* "PUHLIC SCHOOLS ?THETRUSTEES of Public School* will be plea<ed to meet at the Ciry Hall on SATURDAY, the 31st instant, at 3 o'clock p m , s cb ladios and g< ntlemon (the present teachers excepted) who wish to have their names continued or placed on tbe list of candidate* for situations in the Pub ic Schools of Washington. By direction of the llonrd of Trustees. GEORGE J. ABBOT, mar 28?d Secretary. LECTURE? PROF. A. D;MITRY wi'i deliver a lecture at Columbia Hall, Capi tol Hill, on THURSDAY EVENING, 29ih instant, at 8 o'clock. The public are respectfully Invited to attend. Lecture free mar 27? ,TIIE SCOTT GUARDS BEG LEAVE to intorm their friends and the public gen erally that they intend riving a grand Military and Civic Ball or. THURSDAY, April 12, 1855 Particulars in future advertisement, mar 27?eo4t* THIS IS TO G1VK NOTIC E that the subscriber hath ohained from the Orphan's Court of Washington County, in the District of Co lcmbia, letters testamentary on the personal estate of James M Davis, late ot Washington county, de ceased. All pcrsoiis having claims against the said deceased, are hereby warned to exhibit the same, with the vouchers thereof, to the subscriber, on or before the 27th day of March next; thev may other wise by law be excluded from all beneflt oft be said estate. Given unJer my hand this26tb day of March, '835. J08EPIIINE DAVIS, mar 89?Th3w Executrix NOTICE? I received this day a new assort ment of SLEEVE BUTTONS and STUDS, of the 1 alert styles. Also, a variety of other new Goods : as Vest Chains, Chatelainx, Bracelets, Pius, Earrings, Rings, etc. Great induct ments effsred to purchasers. II. SEMKEN, No. 830 Pa. avenue, bet. 9th and 10th af. {ft?- New Points put to Gold Pens at short Diamonds remounted, and Jewelry made to order, mar 29 ? tf "aNORAMA FOR SALE-ONE UNDIVIDED third interest in "Stanley's Western Wilds," can be purbhased on accommodating terms. Add'ess "M," Star office. mar 28?lw* JUST rkcbIvYd 200 sacks fine and G. A. SALT, which we of fer at tbe vary lowest prices. BARBOt'R & SEVJMBS, Grocers, No. 67 Louisiana avenue, mar 29 ? co3t COWS AND CALVES AND BROOD MARE For Sale. Two very fine Cows, with joung calves, raised in the city. Also, a thorough-bred Brood M ire, of fine size and wi h loal by a thorough bred Horse, for sale en accommodating terms. MILTON GARRETT, tea I street. Also, my usual stock of superior Bacon, Smoked Beef, fcc. mar 29-3t SILVER WARE, PLATED WAKE AND PINK KA?C> OOOUS.-Si vir Coffee and Tea Sets, Sugar Bowls, Cream Jugs, Goblets, Cups, Spoons and Forks. Also, a gieit variety of ma*nlfleent Fancy Silver Ware, ?uiiat>l? for presents. Plated Coffee Sets, Castors, Baskets, Spoons and Forks, on beat Albata The articles are warranted as represented, ai;d will be sold at a small advance. II. SEMKEN, 330 Pa. avenue, bet. 9th and 10th streets, mar 29?tf BEAUTIFUL SPRING GOODS WE have now in store a very large and splendid sto^k of NEW GOODS, and having been bought at the lar?e auction salea in New York Wo invite the special attention of purchasers to call and rxainine for themselves before making their selee lions. We name a few leading articles. 25 pieces very rich black Silk, from 75 cents to $2 - 25 pt*' yard 100 do rich plain, stripe and plaid Spring Silks, very ch? ap A large assortment of Spring Moutwelines, Chally de Laines,, Lawns, Bereges, plain and printed I 25 of the cheapest plain Crape Shawls ever offered 1 in this market With an endless variety of new style Spring Shawls and Scarfs at greatly reduced prices Table Diapers, Napkins, Towelling, Irish Linens, Linen and Cotton Sheetings, superior Skiirt in* Cottons in great abuncance | Which will be sold low for cash or to our prompt customers. {&- We must insist upon the payment of all bills which hive been rendered. COLLEY fc SEARS, No. 533 Seventh st. 3 doors above Pa. av. mar 29?eoQw [No 53*] I Notice of the establishment of the of I Surveyor General of pullie lands for the Trrtitory of Utah. N virtue of thotmthority contained in the act ap Kved February 21, 1856, entiUed "An act to i the office of surveyor general Qf Utah, and to grant land for school and university purposes," the President of the United States has directed that the office of surveyor general of said Territory be located at Great Sa t Lake City until otherwise or dered. Given under my hand, at the City of Washington this twenty fourth day of March, anno Domini lh55. JOHN WILSON, Commissioner of General Land Office, mar 29? 2aw6w OHNSON ON MANURES, 1 vol, London Vaux on tilling and verilizing land, do Morfit on Manures, Philadelphia Dana's Muck Manual for Farmers, Lowell Dana on Manures, New York Ruffin on Calcareous Manners, Richmond Brown's American Muck Book, New York i Practical Treatise on Manures, by the British So-! ciety, for the diffusiuu of useful knowledge And many works on Agr.cultural Chemistry, on Fruit Culiare, Bees, Cattle, Drainage, Tree Plant ing, and other branches of Gardeuing and Husband ry, many ol them imported from abroad. mar 29 FRANCK TAYLOR. KEHLEHER & PY WELL'S COLUMBIAN I LIVERY STABLES. i Eighth, between D and E streeets, Washington, Hones taken at Livery. Hordes and Buggies for hire. Messrs. K. k P. has on hand a fine lot of Horses for sale, and tresh droves are constantly arriving at their Stable. war S9-2w* Amusement* p1 KOPLEfTHEATRE, LATE VARIETIES. Lewt. Mr. Kuxtii M miftr, Mr. W'uvn. THIS EVENING will be presented OUT MANNERINC I>jnrli?' Itinntoot, Mr Allen; Ihwnine Katu p?*n, Mr. Norton; Meg Merril m, Miss Morant. To conclude with the laughable fare' ?f SPECTRE BRIDEGROOM. Dtckoiy, J?.hn Wearer. Georgian*, Mi?c T>i To nioirow sveoirg benefit 0( MIss P. MOlANT. Prices of admission:?Irclmira Chairs 30 els.; Par quettr 37^ cents ; K-gulax Tic kit 43 cents ; Pri ?ate Boxes $3 and $5 mar 29 All iTRiiGtKi vi?i ing the City Should ww Hnnter's Ca* al-Kj. I'm lieacription <4 Powell's treat Picture ilnrur of the c?riiwtn<? of the Patent office, feb 83?3m* J 6BMD riEEMiR'f AHD CITIC BALL TO aa CITH BT TBI Colombia Fire Company F o. 1, AT JACKSOM HALL, EASTE? MONDAY NIGHT, April *h, 186*. HE members of the Company pledge themaelvee that uothing will be left undone 10 make it the beet ball* of the khmi. Professor Louis Wfber's celebrated Cotillon has been enured rur the occasion Firemen an requested to appear la Miufurm. No hat* or cap* will be allowed ia the ball except th>se worn bv firew?en. Tickets ONE DOLL man and ladies ; to be bad at the prinei Tickets ONE DOLLAR?admitting ?at genii* incipal ooUU, and at live door on the evening of the ball. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Tooa. You us Ju Lowe, Tboc. Dwyer, Jan Martin, Isaac Beer*. Ite<rfAion CmmUm. Jan Martin, Jus Coleman, G P 8maNwoad, T E Young, II Tardy, R Harrison, P II Sage, A WeDer nott, M Marceroa, I B ers, C U ?ino?>ii. ? Joa Mi PJEnnis, D W Jarboe. mar 90,23,27^9,31, A pr2,3,4 5,?,7>9 $*25 ^ ITEWARD WILL BE PAID FOR THE recovery o( a double- barreled Gun which wan ami) n from my tocms, No. 449 Louisiana av enue, some time during th<t last week. The gun was made by Jamiraon. ot London, and waa en clin?ed ia a leathern case with my name npon it. A ?iteel sisgle barreled piatol waa stolen about Um same lime, for which a suitable reward will be paid if returned to me. JOHN A-LINTON, mar 28 3t u o? '-(8 be la TO TIIE LADIES. MISS S J. THOMPSON |is utw (trepared to show our i and well selected slock if Millinery! which she has just opened, of the la test Ftyles which we are selliuf at ih? lowest prices, tnd we cordially invite the ladies to eall early and Have the first eelertions. We would also respectfully call their attention to "ur large and hand handsome stockof Faney Good* Perfumery. Gloves, Hoeiery,fcc,. which we can hell at unusually low prices. HUTCHINSON k MUNRO, No. 310 Pennsylvania avenue, Firrt door west of Walter Harper kt'oi mar 28 - SPECTACLE!. ~ rtll EVE GLA8SE8, kc , Gold, Silver, and fin. Steel Sptctaclea, Eye Clas ses, & c ft?- Particular attention paid to the selection of Glassea adapted to the etes of wearers. M. W. GALT k BRO , Jewelers, IH4 Pennsylvania avenne. mar 28?tf OEUVRES DE POTIIIhR; ant lc ?'ode Civil et la Leeislation Actuelle, 10 vols, Paris Oeuvres de Domat; 4 vols Paris Marcade; Explication, tbeoriqae et pcatiqu*, du Code Napoleon, C vols, Paris Dallor ; Jurisprudence Generate, 1 vol. Pans I urat ? Losalle; Code Manuel de Tautonte civile en ce qui cmceme les Departments de la Guerre et de la Marine, 1 vol, Parin Gasse et J nets; Matuel dca Juges de ? "'?uim? rce I vol, Paris Dictionnaire dc 1'Economie Politique, par ('oou? lin etGuilfaunun, 2 vols, Paris Ricardo ; Oeuvra o> mpletee, 1 vol, Paris Imported with many other work*, English and French, on Diplomacy and Conru'ar Law, by mar28-3t FRANCE TAYLOR. WATCHER, JEWELRY JiSD SILVERWARE Always on hand a large assortment of the above, which we offer at the lowest rates. _ M W. GALT fc BRO , mitr'23 3*4 Pa. avenue. pLOTlIKg BAIHKTk for sale : t Siar *7-31 L AMMOMD*, 7th at. A SERVANT BOY FOR HIRE ENQU1RK OP _ H. C. MATTHEWS, Cor. \\ est and VVa hingum ?ts., Georr* i'iu mar 27?2t* ' * LADIhlfc* 8C18HORV, goo.| quality and cH^p' LAMMi)ND H, 7tli rt. mar 27?3t * B1'??AliOt * ISDU KI BIER tuck and other Combs, for sale at low prices at mar 27-3t L AM BOND'S, 7tU st. ORNAMENTAL PAINTERS^ Q. II. V A RBI ELL * J. W. MAMEIMS, Loumarux arenue. between Gtk and ~tk street*. Next to Varnum's Building-, HA\ING aeeocialed themselves to carry o? the House, Sign, and Ornamental PAINTING ia all its branches, will be thankful to receive all or der* iu their luic ol business, and will use every (i eition to rive malefaction. JOBBING in Glating and Painting promptly at tended to. Give us a trial. mar 27?ti IIME KILN POU SALE?PART OK TIIE J whole of it. Inquire on L street south, tetween 4th and 5th streets ea*t. No 3?1, Navy Yard. marRl?2w* JERKMIAH VAN HORN. Jv'Kid*Glov?^S} ~Ja>ft rL'c<"i*?d ? superior lot of >lso, a tine article at M cents. Ne%%r style of Gmi'i Summer Ore vain. ,M ? WALL k STEPUKNS mar avei,Ue' ^r to Iro. kail. C. WARRIIER, WATCHMAKER, NEW WHEELS, PINIONS, AND EVERY KIND OF REPAIRS TO WATCHES, No. 330 Psaaiylvaala Avtaut, [ Between Ninth and Tenth aueets ) mar 96 lin* WASHINGTON,' D. C. A BOOK HICII EVERY BUSINESS MAN IN THL . DISTRICT WANTS.?The Wa.hiugton Cllv Directory, only to cenl- a copv, half price, can be had at ALEX ADAMSON'S.'on Se'venth opposite to the Port tiiBce, where be keepTc^. Mtantly on haud a fine assortment of Blank Books I eus, Ink, Paper, Playing and Visiting Cards. Games! kc. He is agent for all the cheap publications Magazines and Newspapers. 1 ?????. London IUustrated Sews, Bell'. Life, Time. ,Bd Punch received by every nearner. New York Herald, Timej, and Tribnne received every night and delivered to EUhecribers mar 26?u New books at SHILLINGTONH BOOK8TORK. L ',he rett R?:Vo'utiotiary romance I utnam's Magazine for April Chamber's Journal do New York d.? 0o Yankee Notionj do Ladies' National Mapazine, do Life and Beauue; cf Fanny Fern History of the Hen Fever, very amusing Washington city and Georgetown Director, wtth a complete C..n-res ional and Deparuaeni r?. rectory, all for ?1 ^ Ul* Travels in Europe and the East, bv Prime Everything in the Stationery line All Uw new book- published receive immediate ly afterwards and for sale at mm ?2i!?!Z2?!H?r2 W A SPLENDID HORSE AND BUGGY, he., for Sale,?1The subscriber offers for aale, on a credit of lour months, with interest, for good paper, a v?ry fine bay Horse, five years old, without btr? ish or fault; wo gentle that ? child can drive him, and ol good Myle and act-on. Tec Buggy is nearly new, with "op, and ol the mo^t approved style. Also, a fin" pair of dapple gray MAKES, young, in fine order, and without fault, witti >Wv Carriage and Harness complete, the Carriage if .ng nearly new and fashionable. The Horses I bave owned for a year, and can guarantee their qualities. I tr U iell the horses and carriage on a long ??red it, m 6,12 and 18 months for good paper, 'atis ae to-^ y endorsed, with interest, or the whole at a lib al diacount for cash. JNO II JOHNSON, Grocer. Cor.7th aad E sts., opp. Gen*! Post <Hice. ~ mar 84?dlw PEIKCEII ALROIDI, Palm aid Madrf ra Nuu 1 bale Pnnceas or papers ell Almonds 2 do Province Almonds 3 do Palm or Cream Nut* I casks Madeira Nuu Frcah. SHEKELL BROTHERS, No. 40, opposite Uk- Ceutre Maife-t mar fi - lw

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