Newspaper of Evening Star, April 2, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of Evening Star dated April 2, 1855 Page 2
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EVENING STAR. ? * ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? * WASill NQTON PITY; MOID AI AFTKXJOON ApiilS., TT A d v uti mourn! should be banded in by 12 o'clock, M., otherwise they may sot appear until the next day. 8P1B1T OF TEB MOtLKISQ PRESS The Imelhgencerl this morning, gracefully aoknowiedgea that the Union hu the best of it in their controversy over the affair of the arrest of Consular- Agent Thorn peon at Sagua la Grande, though still taking occasion to sneer at the official journal. By waj of ao ooonting for its (ve take it for granted pre tended) ignorance as to the locality of Sagna | la Grande, the editor says : "In regard to the geographical fact of the existence of a port called ?Sagua la Qrande,' the Union is statistical and leaf?ed. The offioial papsr is very positive that snoh a place exists in the Island of Cuba, and gives an ex hibit of the amount of sugar and ooffee ex ported and the number of vessels trading te it iagua la Grande must, therefore, have a real ity as well as a name, and we are the more ready to yield to the Union's authority in the matter for the reason that, while no such nlaoe is to be found in the latest edition of Darby's Gazetteer, or in Coloot's large Geo graphical Dictionary and Gaietteer, issued by Putnam the year before last, the filibustering friends of the Union are no doubt perfectly well acquainted with every obscure harbor, where an 'expedition' can land, and havei probably posted up the Government paper on the subject in order that it may clearly com prehend the bulletins of the next 'liberating army'" ~ The Intelligencer further says that Mr. Thompson was liberated promptly on arriving at Havana in custody. The editor, however, 1 refrains from telling the whole story of his liberation, which is as follows, viz: On being taken to Havana, he waa instantly liberated, with an apology, and an offer of pecuniary reparation. Mow these facts embraoe a com plete answer to our neighbor's plea of Satur day in favor of tho justice and legal right ot Concha to treat him ss he did. With due deference to the Intelligencer, we have to say that theee facts plaoe its act of making haste to volunteer for tbe acts of the Spanish authorities in Cuba in any other than an enviable light * The Union replies at length to the lntelli gencer 't article of Saturday, explained above, saying in the eourse of its remarks : " In respect to the consular agency at Sagua la Grande, we learn that as sx>n a? tbe State Department ascertained from the United State? Consul at Trinidad that the agency at Sagua. which is a dependency at Trinidad, wad held by an alien, the Consul was informed that the continuance in officc of the agent could not i be sanctioned, end be was directed to close the ! agency until he had an opportunity of ap pointing a suitable person who was an Ameri can cltisen ??When these instructions Here received by the Consul, he nominated for confirmation in April, 1854, Mr. Thompson, an American citi. sen, whose appointment was immediately con firmed by the Department of State, and who has continued te discharge (he duties af the consular cffice down to the moment of his ar rest by the Cuban authorities. We have al ready stated, upon reliable authority, that when Mr. Thomp?vn took the office he found the American arms there in the position they oocupied under his predecessor, and that they so remained without objection until his arrest for refusing to tear them down ??The Intelligencer asks,' lias he any exe quatur or other commission from our Govern ment to fill an office which is not to be found in the official list ?' "We rather think be hu no ' exequatur' at any rate, inasmuch as neither our Govern-1 ment, nor any o.her with which we have ac quaintance. eve: issues : uch a document to ac credit its own officers An exequatur, we would inform our venerable neighbor, is ? a written recognition of a person in the charao-' ter of Consul or Commercial Agent, issued by the Government, and authorising him to exer cise his powers in the oountry and, although always given to the Consul of a foreign Gov emment accredited to this before he can act as such, is never given by our Government to any other to afford power or eredenoe to its own oonsular agents abroad." ? ? ? ? ? "As to Mr Thompson personally, he is rep reeented on all hands as an intelligent, hign toned, conservative American. We have be fore us a private letter from a member of one of the largest and most respectable mercan tile houses in New York, who is of the same political affinities as the editors of the Intelli gencer, from which we make the following ex tract: I 44 'Vice-Consul Thompson is a sterling, thor ough-going high-toned American, but not in any sense one to make trouble needlessly for our government, or to get into diffioulty with the IsUnd authorities for the sake of making himself conspicuous, lie has lived long in the island, understands its institutions and ale well, is always perfectly prudent in his >rmity to their laws; and no American who knows him will doubt that any step be has taken will prove, on investigation, to be not only justifiable, but d;unified and proper, both for himself and his flag I know there are people who would embrace any chance to make themselves martyrs on yaper, particu larly with reference to that island at the pre tent time. Mr. Thompson is not such a one. He is a prudent, consistent, honorable Ameri oan gentleman in its broadest sense.' " We had intended to have notioed the arti ele in question at length to whioh the Union thus replies. Its answer, however, is so com plete as to make any further effort to the same end useless PEB80NAL. ....Mrs. Webster, the widow of the late Daniel Webster, was thrown from her carriage 'n New York, on Friday afternoon, and sus tained injuries of a very serious nature At 12 o'clock on Saturday, she was still insensi We ?>be is thought to be seriously internally injured, but it oannot be oortainly ascertained until she becomes oenscious. .... Hon. John M. Botts is named for the Presidency in a New York paper. .... P. T. Barnum is lecturing in Worces ter, Mass., on the art of making money. .... The citisens of Boston, without distinc tion of party, are about to invite the lion. Wm. Appleton to a publie dinner. .... Another application for a new trial of the will caee of Mrs. Gaines, at New Orleans* has been refused. .... Hon Franois Granger, ex-Poetmaeter General, is on a visit te the South. lie was at Montgomery, Ala., last week ? ? ..Capt. James S Williams, formerly of Savannah, has been appointed the chisf en gineer of Cnarleswn and Savannah Rail road. .... Col J oh n D. ]M unford is the anti-Know Nothing candidate fer Mayor of ittohmond, w M ? ....lion Linn Boyd has determined " to shake the political dust from his f??c, > aBg settle down on his farm in Kentucky. ....Mrs .Kate Gillespie, of Brady's Bend, Pa , who drew the Greek Slave, at the late Cosmopolitan Art distri bution it is said, in tends having it exhibited throughout the country, during the coming season. .... Epes Sargent's new tragedy of the '? Priestess " was produced in Boston, on last Wedneeday evening, with a scenio effect sel dom witnessed. Mrs. Julia Hayne played the heroine. The play is highly spoken of, both as regards its literary excellence, and its scenic effects W?HH6T)H SEWS tip GOSSIP. The Eurcps?*c War ?The two laet arrivals from Europe bring copious comments from the pens of many of the prominent political writer a of th* continent upon the pro^eets of the war, aa to be affected by the dea'h of Hioho laa. We find fewx>f them, indeed, drawing the eonoluaion that that event bids fair te hasten peace Even the English writers, all of whom, In oommon with the whole English nation, are sinoerely anxious for peace, peem to have abandoned the chimera of hope for it to grow oat of the Ciar's death, with whioh they eheated themselves on first learning the im portant news It will be recollected that this change is in heeping with the views of the probable effect of the Ciar's death on the du ration of the war, whioh we pnt forth on the reoeipt of the information in question. We have little faith, indeed, in the English news paper aooounta of the disafeotion and distress whioh thej say exists in the interior of Russia. They are merely tickling themselves with straws. Being unable to discover a probable solution of their difficulties at home, they are merely looking abroad for some sueh con solation. We find in the New York Timss a recent letter from Kossuth, wherein there appears to us to be mueh truth, indeed, with reference to the true state of affairs in England, so far as the war is concerned, as well as with reference to the spirit whioh animates Russia in prose outing her share of the contest. We extraot from it as follows, vis: ''And here we see a oommunity, one of the pretended standa id bearers of Christian civili sation, carried away to bacchantio gambols and pranks, by joy at the tidings of the death of a man, who, had he but died a year ago, before England was yet drifted to war, would have put the Court of England and all the fashionable circles in mourning for forty days, in spite of all the misdesds and orimesef his former career, in spite of the bleod of Poland and Hungary crying to high Heavens, "Mur der," on his name "Then what is the matter with this intem perate ebulition of ioy at the death of a des pot? Is it an involuntary outburst of anti. despotic aspirations?is it barbarism, unre fined rudeness, or at least indelicacy? No, nothing of them all. The English are an ex tremely polite people, attached with peri wigged punctiliousness, even to the most an tiquated croehets of so-called urbanity. The fact on this occasion is simply this: First? The great majority of the English nation, all what there is commercial and aristocratioal, is thoroughly tired of wrr. They don't oare a bit abont the issue, about all the questions implied in the eontest, or about future oom piioations whioh could not fail to attend a temporary arrangement. All tEishas not the slightest importance with them; tfc<?y want peace, peace, at any price, in whatever form, lor whatever time. Secondly?There is no possibility to make them understand the nature of the oonteet and the meaning of the war White the history of a thousand years ories out with a thousand tongues, that the policy with which the present war originates on the part of Russia, is by no means of a personal cha'acter to Nicholas, or even of a d> uasiioal character peouliar to the Romanoffs, but is essentially national, historical, hereditary, the English persist with unparalleled blindness, in attrib uting it to ambition personal to Nicholas. There is a perfect infatuation on the subjeot. Nioholas being removed, they believe the c lose of the war removed, and peace to be sure. Uenoethe uncontrollable ebulition of their joy at the tidings of his death. They felt as if a night more nad slipped from their breast; and they oannot help shouting cheer fully amidst their dream, unconsoious of the faet that the shout is but a revelation of their weakness and fear. Their awakening will be dreadful I apprehend." It will be perceived that this eye witness by no means bears out the editors of the Infill in their idea that the first received ac count of the exultation of the English people over the news of the Csar's death, was but the mistake of the telegrapher. Indeed, what Kossuth says on that point is substantiated by all the aecouuts bearing upon it which came to us in the mails of the Asia, reaching the United States a day or two ago We are yet unable to find anything going to lead to I the impression that material Improvement in the condition of the English army in the Crimea has been made, notwithstanding the oatory upon the subject that came long since from the great body of the English people, whleh, it will be remembered, was very speed ily to have greatly altered the state of sifairs in the English camp, for the better. The ter rible unnecessary sufferings incident to tho English army's share of the oampaign, provs, beyond question, the general and remarkable unfitness of the officers of that army for their several positions. This is mait glaringly manifest in their treatment of their sick and wounded, who should be their first oare, as they are those of their Frenoh allies. We find in the beoember number of the London Quarterly Review an acoount of th*oampaign, whioh speaks volumes in proof of the entire unfitness of their offioers to command and take oare of men, and of oourse to win battles In a fieroely contested oampaign against an eficient enemy, though it was evidently not designed to tell any suoh story. Upon the subject of their oare of the wound ed, and of th?health of their oamp, this writer says, (writing of the battle of the Alma:) "The distant sonnds of artillery had scarce ly oeased before the Frenoh began to oare for and remove their wounded; ere night fell, none remained on the field. They were taken away on seats and beds slung on the basks of mules, or, when too severely injured to bear the motion, upon litters oarried by men. Of? ficers of all grades aided in the diseharge of this ssorsd duty; nor did (General Oanrobert, though himself wounded, negleet it. The priests attached to the army ministered to the dying It is too well known how the English wounded tared on that night. There were but scanty means of removing them from the place where thoy had fallen. For the most part, they remained on the field exposed to the heavy dew and the cold air, with sueh slight covering and food as a oharitable hand might bestow. Some there were who passed two long nights in agony on the cold ground." ? ? ? ? ? "The allied armies were detained for two days on the Alma after the battle. Marshal St. Arnaud proposed to advanoe on the 22d; but the British dead were still unburied, and the wounded as yet not moved to the ships. It was only late on the seoond day that they had been brought to the ssa-shore, through the unparalslled exertions of ths officers and sea men of the inshore squadron " * * ? ? * "On the 33d, the allied armies commenced their onward mareh, disease had unfortunate ly again shown itself in the British ranks. The cholera had broken out afresh, much ag Eravated, it is believed, by the 4th division aring been allowed tobivouaek upon ground which Russian troops had just left, and which was covered with decayed and offensive mat ter, besides teeming with loathsome vermin. There is no officer more needed in our army than one, either a military or a medical man, | whose special business it should be to see to the sanitary ooadition of the oamp Owing to the want of the oommonest precautions, jmd of some one person to look to such matters, offal, dead horses, and every kind of noisome matter are permitted to aooumnlate close to our tents. The air becomes tainted, and dis ??ee soon spreads through the oamp." Now, this sauitory duty, as well as due care : of the wounded, are the very first duties of I ?very officer, from the oommander-in-ohief to : the lowest corporal in the ranks. Officers do- j fleient Id thof* two particulars mast necesn riljr be worthies!, utterly worthless, in ia ?aring saooess This aoeount of an eye wit bni of great intelligenee indeed, proves to on satisfaction, if no other proof were at hand, that the allies are destined to be very badly beaten in the present campaign, if bat on ?o~ eonnt of the utter inefficiency of the English forces m at present officered?because they are ?o officerel Be ?ure to pay Foctage on mailing your Letterc, by Stamps or otherwise.?All our readers should recollect that nader the law as altered at the last session of Congress, which went into effeot yesterday, the only possible way of having their letters snrely delivered as addressed is to pay the postage in advance. The new law itself isa bungle, Inasmuch as it seems to pre suppose that every person wiU re member to pay postage invariably in advanoe. j The Post Offloe Department has done Hs best to oure the law's defeat in this respeot by is-1 suing regulations, under whieh the writer may diseover at some future time, that his failure to eomply with the requirement of the law has foroed the Department to fail to deliv er his letter as direoted. No Post Offloe reg. ulations, however, oan entirely cure the defeots of the law in question, it strikes us. However, I invariable pre payment is a positive surety I against delay in the transmission of one's 1 correspondence, and invariable pro-payment I only. Cuba ?The execution of Don Ramon Pinto, I at Havana, of which accounts will be found I in all the newspapers to-day, hasoreated great I excitement throughout the Island of Cnba? greater excitement than has existed there! sinoe the landing of the Lopes expedition. I Hid alleged crime was conspiring against the | life of the Captain General, Concha, his inti-1 mate friend. The only witnesses against him I were two notorious oriminals(who have served I in the galleys as snob) and ontdde of ths little | cirole of Concha's court, no one believed them I Tho President of the military oommission that | eo u' ^ tnned Pinto, refused to sign the judgment | on L i ground that the charaeters of the wit j nc- t; was suoh as to entirely discredit them. I Pinto died like a hero, protesting that he was I wholly innooent and was the victim of an in trigue. But for particulars of the execution, I we refer the reader to another oolnmn of the I Star. The probable political effeot of this so I (atrocious jadicial murder id what we have to I deal with this afternoon. Concha, as thel Asia's mail tells ns, has notified the home gov-1 ernment that unless it changes its Cuban pol-1 icy, 20,000 troops will insufficient to hold the island much longer. Now, his act of murder-1 ing Pinto, than whom no man on the Island stood higher, and was moreuniversally respect-1 ed and beloved, will go far towards rendering it I oertain that in no event can 20,000 troops I assure Cuba much longer to Spain. It is | I evident to us that, however reluctant thel Government of the United States may be to I quarrel with Spain, and we believe them to I I be sincerely anxious fer peace with her not-1 withstanding the publications to the contrary I with which distant newspapers teem, matters I are coming to such a pass in and around Cuba, as to make war between the two Powers al most an inevitability. Not a day pasFes, of late, in which some thing fails to be done by Conoha and his of ficials, in which American rights are invaded. The very last is the refusal to give Felix and his companion in miafortune their rights (on their trial) as American citixens? rights guar anteed to them by treaty. The affair of the arrest of Consular Agent Thompson, it seems, is settled, as he was promptly set at liberty on being taken to Havana, and after an apology was made to bim, the Governor-General also tendered to him pecuniary reparation. The treatment of the other two prisoners mention ed above will, however, in all probability, prove the basis of a rupture between the two Governments, as, in the prosent condition of affairs there, it would be madness on the part of the United States and to insist at all hasards that any and all American citiiens so unfor. t un ate as to fall under Concha's displeasure shall have the benefit of all the small guaran tees of a fair trial stipulated by treaty to be aocorded to them. No other journal has moro strenuously op posed filibustering than the Star. In consid eration of the fact that our form of Govern I ment is defioient in its grant of powers to com pel our people to abstain from meddling in the I affairs of neighboring countries, we have been I willing to smooth over various infractions of I eur national rights, perpetrated, evidently,! through fear of the assaults of our lawless sub-1 jects. We oannot, however, stand everything! under that pretenoe. We cannot stand system-1 atio interference with our right to navigate I the Gulf of Mexioo unmolested, or the treat-1 ment of all Amerioans, who are lawfully on I the island, as though they are engaged in I plotting the overthrow of the Government. 44 The last feather" that " breaks the earners! back" is well nigh alroady loaded on, and there is no telling how long we will be at poaoe I with Spain. We would not insure peaoe with I her for three months longer. A rupture of I oar present relations with her would make al revolution on the island in one week after the j fact should be known there?a revolution that] must necessarily prove suoceseful, inasmuch I as it would be aided by from twenty to fifty I thousand Amerioan rifles in a fortnight after! the news of the popular outbreak there reaohed the United States. If this Government could j in honor permit our adventurous young men ! to go to Cuba?as it could do under the state! of circumstances mentioned above?there is! not a town of twenty thousand of inhabitants I :n the United States in whioh from one to two I hundred volunteers to invade Cnba could not oe raised in twelve hours, and equipped in I twelve more, while our agricultural regions, I oae and all, (out of New Bnglaat,) woald al. I most as soon furnish an equal qctfta, in propor tion, of better men-of the best troops for soch a foray that the world ever saw. These are sober truths, soberly told. The people of the United States should look the! truth in this matter in the face, and be pre pared for the oondition of things with refer^ eace to our relations with Spain, to whioh the insane proceedings of her authorities in Cuba and the dilatory movements of her authorities in Madrid seem surely driftingher affairs with us. Change of Office Hour?.-We understand that the Secretary ef the Treasury has di rected that from this time (the first of April) to the 1st of October next, all the employees in the several bureaus of his Department shall be a^ir several desks and posts at 8 a. m daily, remaining until 3 p. m. This is the usual summer season custom in all the Depart ments in this oity. The order embraces direc tions that a journal of the time eaoh clerk' arrives at bis office In the morning, shall be kept. There if some growling, of oourse, over this regulation, which, by thaby, is always well received by Booh clerks as are deter mined faithfully to discharge their obligations to tho Government. We presume that other Heads of th* Departments bare issued a simi lar order. The Stopping of the XI Dorado ?We hare Men reliable letters from Havana bearing on this subject, dated March 23d ultimo, wherein It is stated that when Capt. Gray reported the facts of the affair in which he was first stoppod (in tho El Dorado) off Capo Antonio, the Cap frln General promised to order an investiga tion into the matter. The El Dorado again reached Havana on the Sid ultimo from As pin wall. Captain Gray, on reaohing there, reported that he saw the same Spanish steam frigate, the Ferolana, off Cape San Antonio, sind that she again fired a blank cartridge, and then a shot, ahead of his vessel. Capt. Gray then stood towards her, hove to, and was hailed On saying he was bound to Havana from Asplnwall, he was requested to take oharge of a letter for the Spanish admiral at Havana, whioh he consented to do; and on separating, the Spanish frigate hoisted and lowered her ensign several times, as an act of courtesy. A Change of System ?We understand that the effioient and intelligent Register of the Treasury, Fiuley Bigger, Esq , has directed that hereafter the olerks at the oommeroial desks of his bureau shall bring up all their books at the end of each quarter, oomparing (proving) them four times a year instead of but annually, as up to this period. This ohange will greatly facilitato the comprehension of the aggregate business of the country, so far as our foreign commerce is oonoerned, at any moment it may be neoessary to know its exact condition; and it oannot fail to be of value In the end to the commercial publio, as wall as to tho Government authorities. Reeruiting for the Army ?There is every prospect that the men for the four new regu lar regiments will be enlisted as fast as they are wanted, and that they will be of a muoh better cltss for the service than as a general thing have heretofore entered the United States army. There are now at Jefferson Bar raoks between five and six hundred recruits, nearly all obtained in agricultural distriots of the Interior, who, as a whole, are the finest body of men brought into the service sinoe the old first dragoon regiment and the first rifle regi ment were enlisted. They are to be appor tioned out among the old as well as the new regiments. Light House Keepers Appointed ?John C. Wiltbank has been appointed assistant keeper of the light house at Cape Henlopen, Del., at $250 per annum. Augustus Todd has been ap pointed keeper of the light-house at Waugash' ance, Mich., at $1,000 per annum. This is' perhaps, tho most important light on the groat lakes. J. L. Ihompson has been appointed keeper of the light-house at Northwest Pas sago, West Florida, at $500 per annum, and one ration daily; and John Frits, assistant keeper of the same light, at $300, and one ration daily. Preparations for War.?The public may put ia their pipe and smoke the current ru mors of orders from the Navy Department to fit cut an additional squadron to go to Cuba. Though there is no telling how soon Spain may force this Government into a forcible vindication of American rights in that quarter, we have no reason to bolievo that as yet any steps whatever have been taken by the author ities in Washington to that effeot. Clerical Promotion, Removal and Appoint* menta ? W. P. Partollo, of Ohio, has been promoted to second class olerkship, in Third Auditor's office, in the place of Samuel Nor* ment, removed. Salary, $1,400 per annum. Edmund Crosdale, of Maryland, to first olass olerkship in the offioe of Sooretary of the Treasury, in the plaoe of W. P. Partollo, promoted. Salary, $1,200 per annum. U. 8 Revenue Marine Officers Ordered ? Third Lieutenant E. G. Auchinolosi assigned to duty on board of the revenue outtor Jo seph Lane, at Norfolk, Virginia, under orders for the Paoifio coast. Third Lieutenant C. A. Richardson ordered to the revenue outtor For ward, at Wilmington, Delawaro. Departure of Troops ?On Friday next, it Is expected, a detachment of one hundred and fifty troops (recruits, for the most part) will sail from New York for California. A Lady Appointed.?A Mis Lydia Smith has been appointed assistant keeper of the light-house at Manitou Island, Mich., at $250 per annum. A Collector of Customs Appointed ?Mr. J aoob A. T. Wendell has been appointed col lector of customs for the district o 1 Michili maokinao, Miohigan, vice Alexander Toll, re moved. A Clerical Appointment ?W. N. J. God win, of Louisiana, to a first olass olerkship in the Sixth Auditor's office, vice A S. Loughery, promoted. The Current Operations of the Treasury Department.?1On Saturday, the 31st March, thers were of Treasury Warrants entered on the books of the Department? For the redemption of stock $2,580 43 For paying Treasury debts 31,426 78 For the Customs 0,62118 For tho War Department... - 20,299 05 For repaying in the War Depart ment 22,222 09 For tho Navy Department 2 460 00 For the Interior Department - - 28,208 09 For repaying for the Interior De partment 907 32 Tub Casb ov Charlks R. Powbll ?The preliminary examination of theeharge against Mr. Charles R. Powell in oonnootion with the alleged peculations at the Baltimore Post Of fioe, was closed on Saturday morning, without the hearing of further testimony. The result was that Mr. P. was held to bail in tho sum of $5,000 to appear at the approaohing term of the United States Distriot Court The Jewish Passoybb.?This week is the Jewish Passover. It a ill be observed among the Israelites, in oommemoration of the de parture of the ohildren of Israel' from Egyp tian bondage and slavery. Uhited States Stbam Frioatk 6am Ja cihto ?The new propellor of tho 8an Jacinio has been adjusted, and she is again in her na tive element. 6he will be ready to go to sea from Philadelphia early this week. The Supremo Court of Ohio lately di vorced thirteen couples. In nine oases the females applied for the dissolution. . I 4. ? ?lr? ^WASHINGTON CITY BENEVOLENT SOCIETY.?The n^xi repuKr meeting of this Society will b" held on Tl'ESHAY EVENING, the 3d instant, at 7^ o'clock, in Temper oc? Hall, on E, between 9th and 10th ttrnti. Punctual at tendance is requested By order: GEO. HARVEY, Tre-vurer. ap 2? St "ATTENTION, PRbSIDENT'8 MTjI NT ed Guard.?You are hereby notified to at tend the regular monthly meeting of the .corps on TV BSD AY EVENING, the 3d of April, at 7 o'clock. It in earnestly requested that each and every member of the corps should be punctual in his attendance. All members who have been absent for the Irm two meetings of the corps will find it to their ad vantage to attend this meeting, a.* the constitution wijj be strictly enforced again-t all who are absent. Ml ft order of CAPT. PECK UN McCUTCHEN, O. 8. mar31-3t H FRANKLIN BUILDING AStJOCIA tion.?A meeting of the subscribers to .his Association, for the payment of the first monthly in stalment on stock, will be held at Temperance Hh'I on MONDAY EVENING, April id, at 7){ o'clock. N. B.?Payments arc required to be made in hanl aUefund* T. M. HAN80N, Sec. mar OKI, RAKED, IPADESi 8HOV EL8, lie.?A Hill assortment of Garden ioi piements just, received and for sale by ELVAN3* THOMPSON, 390 Pa. avenue, bet. 9th and 10th sis. ap 9-31 (Organ) PARIS MANTILLAS At NEW YORK PRICES ? A large lot of Paris Mantillas from a New York important house, will be opened to-morrow morning, tor exhibition and sale, for two days only, in a room over our store, j MAXWELL fc BRO., 398 Pa av, betw. 9th and 10th sts. Remember, these roods will only be offered f< r ] sale two days, Tuesday and Wednesday, and as the cash is wanted for them, they will be offered at very great bargains. M. k. BRO. ' ap2?2t SPRING MILLINERY. MRS. M. A. HILLS respectfully of Washing lannounees to the ladies of Washing ton and vicinity that she has just re turned from New York with a large and varied assortment of Spring Millinery, compris ing in part, Straws in every variety, from 37J{c. to $15 Misses and Boys' Hats, from 37 ^c to $5 New styles Lawn BonneU, Ribbons, Flowers, Feathers, Dress Trimmings, Caps, Head Dresses, kc. 995 Pcnn. avenue, South side, berween "JUi and 10th sis. ap 3?Iw FAIHIONABLK HIt.L.1 JHBRT ?Miss MORLEY hasiustl received and will open, on Tuesday,! 'April 3d, a handsome assortment or SPRING MILLINERY, at her store, No. 309 Pa. avenne. ap2-3t* TO families! SEWING for families, such as Bosoms, Collars, j Wristbands, fco., executed with the Sewing ma chine (Wheeler II Wilson's) which was on exhilu tion at the late Mechanics' Gair, by Mrs. WM A. RICHARDSON, No. 435 M street, between 13Ui and 14lh streets. Orders describing 'the manner the work is to he done may be left at the Klrkwood House, and as soon as executed will bedeiivered to any part of the city. Prices reasonable. ap 2-3t* MRS. WM. A. RICHARDSON. TO THE LADIES MR8. M. A. HILLS will open on Thursday, April 5, a splendid assortment of SPRING MILLINERY, to which the ladies are invited to attend. No. 295 Pennsylvania avenue, south side, between Ninth and Tenth streets. ap 3?3t WltLARD'S HOTEL, Old Point Comfort, Va. THE Proprietors take great pleasure in Informing their many friend* and the public generally that thi* magnificent Summer Hotel is now being fitted up in the most modern and comfortable style lor the ci-iuing season. The house will be opened on the firit of June, with nothing left unprovided that may promote the cou.fort and happiness of its guests The proprietors also tak? much pleasure in saying that they will be prepared and happy to accommo date from theyirrf of May any who may favor them witli a eall. Board per day $2 00 By the week, per day I SI By the month, per day 1 25 Baths free for the guests. ?P 2-tf C. C. WILLARD k BROS NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS. PROPOSALS will be received at the office of the Washington and Alexandria Railroad Com pany until the 6th of April, for the Graduation, Ma Fonry, and Cros? ties for said road. Plans, profiles, and specifications can be peen by calling on the un dersigned at the office of Walter Lenox, No. 48 Louisiana avenue, between Sixth and Seventh stf. C.C. WHARTON, apj>?d4t Civil Engineer. GOOD INVESTMENT. I HAVE the following and other securities which can be purchased to pay from 8 to 15 per cent, upon the investment, via : Iowa Scott Connty Bond* 10 per cent interest, pav able in New York Sacramento do do do do St- Louis do do do do Illinois Central RR. do do de do Magnetic Telegraphic Brock, paying 13 per cent, dividend The highest market rales will be paid for 20,000 acres Va Scrip and Land Warrants. HAMILTON G. FANT, Banker, 439 Pcnn. avenue. np 2?eo6t (UnionMnt) FIRST ANNUAL BALL or THE MARION RIFLES, AT CARUSrS SALOON, ON flONDAY KVSHIflO, Ap^ 16. 1855. THE Committee of Arrangements have mueli pleasure in announcing to the friends of the Company and the public the First Annual Ball of the Marion Rifles as above. Frederick Prosperi'a celebrated Cotillon Band has been engaged. Tickets 91 admitting a gentleman and ladies to be had at the usual places, 01 the Committee and at lite door on the evening of the Ball. All persons other tban'Military, are lequested net to wear their hats or caps in the Ball room. The Ball will b^ opened with the "Marions' Grand Match," (competed for the occasion,) at 9 o'clock. Committee of Arrangement*. Capt F M Sheckell, Set J L Foxwell, Lt J B Sears Sgt S Ualt, Ensign W J Walker, Sgt W H II Towers. ap 2?eo3t (Organ) THE RICH KINSMAN; or, the History ol Ruth, the Moabitess, by Rev. Stephen H. Tyng, D D Travels in Europe and the East; a year in Eng land, Germany, luly, Palestine, kc. by 8. Ircnear.a Prime, 2 vols, 12mo, fifty illustrations, price two dollars. Coleman's Historical Text Book and Atlas of Bib lical Geography, new edition, octavo, $1 50 For sale at the B. okstore of GRAY k BALLANTYNE, ap2?3t 498 Seventh street. NEW GOOD. : GENTLEMEN'8 CLOTHING -We are now re ceiving our spring supplies of n?w Cloths, Cas timeres, '1 weeds. Cashinerets, Summer Cloths, Lin en Drills and Ducks white and colored Marseilles, Silk and satin Vestings, kc., embracing the greatest variety of rich new and fashionable Goods for gen tiemeu's wtar to be found in this city, which we Hill make to order in the most superior Kyle of woikmanship and finish much cheaper than the usual city prices for goods of equal quality. _ WALL k STEPHENS, np 2-3t 395 Pa. avenue. ARAlULil. 130 very rich and cheap Parasols, all colors b'raw Bonnets and Misses'Flats, great variety Kich Bonnets and Ribbands 120 dozen Linen cambric Handkerchiefs in fancy boxes, at $1 50 per dozen; we think a eood I bargain 8 1 Embroidered and Clear Lawn Handkerchiefs in great variety 500 yards Swiss Edging, 12c., worth 25c. 1 cheap*4* Net M,lU' fr?m 50 ccnta "P> very | 25 dozen best French Kid Gloves, all shades jlOC u ** ,arge nnd we" assorted, and pur chased at the very lowest prices. ** P,ea"ed f**or me with a call ?bWrbe attentively shown through it, and the goods offered at a small advance | WM. R. RILEY, m*r *?? 1 Corner W1 > ?PP- Centre Market, roar or?lm LOST?A PROMISSORY NOTE, DRAWN by r "ndereigned, dated February 12, 1855, in tavor of C. S. Fowler, for two hundred dollars, and payable sixty days afterdate. All persons are hereby cautioned agnnst negotiating said note. mar 31?3t C. S. FOWLER & CO NEW SPRING STYLE OF HATS AND BONNETS. . I EVANS, Pa avenue,986, between Twelfth and Thirteenth streets, to-day introduces the ^ new Spring style of HATS, a new and beauti ful article; and also the new style of Flexibll*^ Hsu, and Gentlemen's Caps x To accommodate the Ladies, and whose natron age he respectfully solicits, he lias connected^**, with his busimrss ihe talc of Bo N N FT < QTl Mil Straw and Silk, together with Riband?TW in all their varieties. His assoiuueiit u eauJSve ..d will be to, ? l?.l . Uiifd li tl? *?? i rarisr ??Ua" F Amusements. i j?vrKB ? inaaina, c LATE VARIETIES. Lessee. Mr. KtWiW Mr. Wura. IU engagement of Mi- FANNY MORANT u4 Mr. J. 11. ALLEN. THIS EVENING will be presented (by r*q?**t) GUY MAWNEtlNO. Dandie l>imnofit. Mr. Al??n ; Meg Memles, Mm* Pinry M?>r?nt. To corclud* witk U)f liartitMc href of FAMILY JABS. Ihl^h, John Weaver; Diggory,N. H. Norton. Prin s of vim'-?oo:?Orchestra Chair* 50 CU.; Pet quc'fi 'J7% cent* ; Regular Ticket 25 cents ; Pri vatc R?*e? $3 and $5 Gallery for colored ptnoM 85 rent*. ay t STANLEY'S WESTERN WILDS, OR ?RANH NATIONAL PANORAMA OF THE INDIAN AND HIS COUNTRY! Will open for exhibition WKDBKSDAV, APB1L 4th, llll, AFTERNOON AND EVENING, ilT ODD FELLOWS' HALL, Afternoon exhibition Wednesday, for ladies aad children, to commence at 3>4 o'clock ; Erasing at 7# o'clock. Admi?ion 25 cents?children half price. mar 31 OKAND CIVIC A*D KIUTA1Y BALL or THS WASHINGTON YAGERS. BAITER MONDAY, April 9, llll. AT CARUSrS SAAjOON. The WASHINGTON YAGERS respectfolly an no?ince to their friends, both civic aad military that their next ball will be given oe MONDAY NIGHT, April 9th. at Carusi *s Saloon. The Committee of Arrangement* pledge than scire* to use every effort to in ike the Ball pie?wt and agre? able to ail wbu may favor them wok tkrir company, and have no doubt nil ail make every one feel at home Weber's fine Cotillon Band will be present aad pe'fonn tome of their finest pieces of music. Ticket* $1 50 - to be bad of the Committee of Ar rangement* and at the door on the night of the ball. Committee of Jn angttmemti. N Happ, J Boulter, M Uuppel, F Scliweiiser, E Veidt, F Miller, F Bergenshausen, J Anger mans, mar 31?dtb All itraiokbi visiting the City Should jee HunterV Cat also. His Description of Powell's great Picture aiorue of the curiosities of the Patent ottce. feb 33?3m* RICH BLACK SILK! o( every width and quality, from 75 cenu up. very eh ap i'laid and plain Silk*, Pink, white and bl'k watered Silks for Mantillas White, pink, blue and mode colM Shalleys White, pink, blue, green, corn and mode French Mousaelines 15 pieces plain Brrege, in every shade at 25 very cheap goods White, pirik, blue, green, brown, and mode colored Bereges, in floe quality 100 pieces Lawns and Jarkooeu in every quality Also, a well assorted stock of Domestic Goods All of which will be sold at very low prices. Customers will do well to give its a call. mar 31?1 i give us i \VM. R. RILEY, Corner 6th at. and opp. Centra Market. Building associations. Mutual Benefit Ruilding and Loan Associations, their history, principle*, and plan of operation ; to gether with a statement of the benefits attending them, and ?f the distinction between American and English Societies, tic., 1 vol 12mo, price ?0 cents. GRAY k BALLANTYNE, mar 31?3t 408 Seventh street. CUPPING AND LEECHING. Jl'LIBo RMNIKBS WOULD respectfully miorm the public that he is pre|Mirea to attend to the business of Cap ping and Leeching at his Barber Shop, south side of Pennsylvania avenue, between 13th and 13Jf sts Calls promptly attended to in all parts of the cKy, and at very reasonable charge*. inar 31?lin* ? SERVANTS FOR HALE?THE ADVERTISE! wishes to sell the choice of three girls, aged 19, 9, and 7 yearn respectively. They are iatefitgeat and heal by children. The eldest, for ber age, is well abquainted with housework. Thev will not be sold to be taken from the District. Address box 334 Poet Offi-e. mar 30?3t* HAIR WORK. ORNAMENTS of Hair, Mick as Bracelets, Chat elains. Chains, Breastpins, Earrings, Fiager Rings, made to order, of aii> desired design. All orders faithfully attended to. Specimeus may be seen at my store. K. SEMKEN, No. 330 Pa. av., between 9th and 10th as. Mar 30 NOTICE. JOSEPH HUGGINS, Jeweler and 8ilversmlth, No. 914 Pa. avenue, west of Willards* Hotel, is about to close his store, and offers his entire stock of Jewelay, Watches, Silver and Sliver plated Good* for sale, all of which is of the very best qual ity, and will sell at great bargains Persous wanting anything in his line would do well to give him a call, as he is determined to sell very low lor cash only. mar 30 lw* PRIVATE TUITION. CIVIL AND MILITARY XVOim&UIG, So. 483 west Tcn'k tlrert, Mn-een Dan/IE tiretU noitk, cutaUiskcd tu 1832. J FILL, Professor of Math* matics. can receive ? another cla*-s in the higher branches of Math ematics, Construction, Draughting, and Civil and Military Engineering Terms per course, $25; writing lessons $ 10: book keeping, by double entry. $15.?payable in advance. A private parlor for ladies. mar r PKRIONI WITH BKFBCT1YE vision are invited to examine my^ extensive stock of all kinds ol SPECTA CLES and EVE-GLAfSES. Gil of any kind, such as Cataract, Parabola,' Pcnscnpic, Double Concave, Double Coavex, aad Colored Glasses, put m at short notice, with great care, and persons in want of glaaacs may be to gel those which benefit th- eye. AT* Circulars '-Defective Vision." gratis at II. SUiREN'S, 330 Pa. avenue, betw. 9Ui aad 10th sU. mar 30 w NEW WORK, by the Author of the Heir of 1 clyffe The Castle Builders, by the author of the Heart's Ease, in paper covers ; price 50 cents ; bound, 75 cenu. Just published and f??r sale at TAYLOR A MAURY'S mar 30 Bookttore, near 9tli st. A GREAT BARQAIN. rE have one of Knabe, Gaehie k Co.* Limit XIV. style beautiful rosewood 7 octave PI ANOS, which has been slightly damaged and which we are now authorized to sell at a great bargain. Terms of i ayment made easy. JOHN F. ELLIS, Piano, Music and Stationery Store, mar 33 100 Pa avenue, near 10th st. COAL. ARRIVED and we arc now discharging cargo of Sclir Mary Merslioo, (Wilden, Master) 148 tous Schuylkill Red Ash COAL, of vciy excellent qmbty. We shall continue to keep a good supply of Coal for cooking pu poses and summer use. JNO. T. GIVEN fc CO., Coal and Wood Dealers, Corner Fouiteenth and C streets. N. B.?All coal sold by us carefully weighed and 2240 pounds to the ton. J. T. G. A CO. mar 30?3t FINE WATCHES. HAVING made a considerable addiuen to my stock of OOLB UCNTtMU raTEKT LCVKBS, and LADtSt' W4TCBKS Of first qua'ity, heavy 18 carat| eases. Also, SILVER WATCHES for boys. I offer them at greatly reduced prices. The inovt menu are selected with great care, aad every Watch w war ranted. Persons in want of a line timekeeper are iavjted to examine my assortment. H- SEMKEN, No. 130 Pa. avenue, betw. 9th and 10th sts. mar 30 MADAME DELARUE BEGS leave to announce to the Ladiea that she has just received, from Paris, a choice assort mentof Spring HATS and FLOWERS. Also, Peint, Cbantilly. Valc.ncennes and Malteas Lace Goods. Embroideries, Kid Gloves. Gan:a de Suede, (a new article,) Mourning Collars aad Sleeves. *?s terials lor Veils, Jet Bands for the hair. Cabas, tancy omainenu for ladies. Fresh Pet turneries, Eau Lbs (Tale, Pomatoius. Tncopberoas, Eau de Venus, Milk of Roses,.Sapopbane. All kinds of toilet waters, Cologne, Verbena, Florida, Ac. Together with a complete assortment of Goods, suitable for the season, which will be opeaed oa Saturday, the 31st instant 13 8 Pa. avenue, between 12'h snd 13th sts. Mm* D. again *?dicit* the attention to the Splen did Raffle of Lace t;ood<?, which will take place im mediately after the remaining tickets will bave been disposed of. The prizes can be seen at any lane at Mate. D.'s eaubUsiuneuL mar 30?Jt*

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