Newspaper of Evening Star, April 12, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of Evening Star dated April 12, 1855 Page 2
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EVENING STWIR.I W A 3H1SOTON UIT Y: thtowday Armirooir April 12. | SPIRIT OF THE MOfcAIJfe PKMf . The Union te-day has two articles upon the Intelligencer's position in justification of the right of Spain to fire shots at our vessels on tb e high sea bj wey of forcing them to l lzota% to' and submit their papers to examination The article* in question aweer away th. grxJwad 0Q which the InuUigVMr ha. been landing, so far as this poir't i? concerned. In doing this uie Umo\ qvotes the communication from the Evening Journal, from whi-h we tjooto as follower " When a man-of-war wants to bring a vee to. she generally fires one or two blank cartridges, then, il they do not take any notice ^fthat -he generally fires a ball ahewl, which, in moet ea*??. his the desired effrct. Suppo sing the ball that passed oyer the wheel-house of the El Dorado h?d gone through a tier of | 8t?Lj-rooma and killed the passengers aaleep in their berths: according to the l/itiUtgene>r it wonl.l have been perfectly justifiable, ferthe principle is the same. The Intelligence says the man-ol war was guarding a threatened *?Tf' ? expectipg an invasion, (of wind mills. I suppose ?) ^ #ec ing a large steamer approach.n*.n the > ight, 4c.. Ac Now. they were not nff avy port .but off Cape St. Ant*iio ?m. toO trlle, from h.v.o., ali r,s/g,Tii'e ot our California steamers, whether oound t<, Havana or New York, (via Key West) and evxii/ig along there weekly. That the mmander of the Spanish man-of-war knew ?1* v ^ an7 one else, (or ought to know) but he thought it a good time to show his vigilance and bravery, no doubt, by firiDir in.o a steamer full of passengers, and crawlin ; off with the excuse that they were looking out for filibusters." Of the Intelligencer't rejoinder to thi* com. mnnication the Union says: ? At a moment when every indicatiQu eb^vs that there is an increasing detc^ination on the part of at least two of tte European i owerb to extend thr?r ' protection' over the American continent, 'auguage like this can be called nothing else but an invitation to w"*110 g0 cn in lheir intermeddling *" *** are not left in doubt ai to the purpoe#? of this monarchical combination *gaiua the rights and the principles of ra tional liberty on this hemisphere Tne last year has furnished repeated proofs of the earnest j erscveracce wbioh marks their set tied designs. " It is at such a time that the National I I'll- m* nrtr steps forward to find excuses for ikV>urs? 11"at fuch ? p?"od that it uphold? a right never yielded by thu oountrv, and de rcr ttan ever to us now be cause if conceded to the united forces of Eu rope it may - weep our commerce from the seas and V ace us at the mercy of those ai.d dt.mtneenng prince who regard this con k ?fprehecaion and hostuity. But h >w uncindid and how unworthy it is for the Inttlhztnr'r to change its ground and uoa u, dcct^re that it has only tried to show ta.? a ? r^nish ship was justifiable in speak \ fi-e \ !' wr vcc'el aPProa3hing the Z- * * iHo contrary it deliberately a* ??e. ted. ac-l m Ubned articles tried to show,, tna- the tiring into and stopping of the El lH>rad . <ani it> arguments will apply just as appropriately to the other outrage; since that event) by the Spanish ship of-war was ' in the exernse ot a universally-acknowledged right ! Now it Inula this right to speaking to cer tain vessel." suspected to be hostile This r,gh. oi ?speaking a* .-pain understand] it, :e the nght of firing info American vessels; an t so 'he Int'llig'neer underdto^d it a few uays ag<>. and deliberately justified it. Prob ably it was because we r-? clearly proved in our li'gi comments up n th's question, that the right verted by Spain and defended by the JutellWMdenitd by the highest Amer ican authorities, and by none more clearly than by Mr Webster and Mr Justice Stor/, that the Intelligence has deemed it proper to change fron'. -."Vt? ? most unfortunate in its allusion to the aff.iir of the President and Jfce'Little Belt.' It fails (fc state that the Bria.iT fcng was the first to fire ? These were both vessel of-w.r. Con.modore Ho-igers L*iIca.the ^elt, to ascerfain ne. char-icier, and no answer *as returned bn: a tan'aliiing echo of the question The que^uon was agaic put, 'when, says Cooper in ni) Naval History, "the strar/rr fir'd a ^hh. th* ihotfnm which cut atouy a breast crx^r.iy and uttered the mam must" And W intro^aces to justify iu de fence of Spanish ve?sels-of war overhaulinz onr American mail steamers on their i-eic-ful pass.tge tromNew York to California.'' Tee Intelligencer quotes the Prensa, of Havana, to show that Estramp es was no A me rican citizen That journal eays he Cdme to the United States first in 1853, and returned to ( aba m 1*64, when, getting into difficulty through plotting against the Government, he came off again to thi? eountry, from whence he sailed on a fill,bartering expedition not lung sinet, and was surpri-ed at Baracoa, with a vessel loaded with arms and ammuni tion. Xhe Intelligencer also praiBes the ?--frteston Mercury for its views on the E=. tram pes case, a portion of which are as fol low*: ?' B?t. cv>min* down to the justice of the ? mi i t 11a?D**n,able that Estrampes had c,inu.i.ted treason against Spain in attempt cS,? K Hdv*r,ce the cauae of 'evolution in h. i 7 "olent means. To the last he gloried in the attempt d-fiwi and repelled all eff .rte to erupt Ijilu to engagement to abatain from havV-?irf * lik0 kind' ai d- 14 wc ghoo,s for Cuban independ cnce on Lis way to execution He seems to have been one ot tnose desperate indomitable characters who, in default of being able to be ra.J*VOlUtion' ar? wiiiiD? ^ te the martyr of the attempt " * * * * ? ,h we'l enough ondarstood by .bt ii.ibu-'era If they succeed, they gain a pi;.ee in h.s^ry; if they fail, they must begar hrLn.h? ? Ty ,atteDt 10 S-en brought .o such unprofitable uses, but if they wiU perns' in putting their heads into the 3 ,V*W4' 11 " '?nlj not w?cderful that now ?iaa tnen one ol them geta crushed." ?-?f the bringing to of the brig P. K. Hick man by firing shot around her, which the "nounoed yesterday, the Intolligeneer euys : Well, here is another outrageous case of firing into an American reeeel; and how UU made out' The man-of-war had to fiw three guns before the brig would come to. ti.?? , r . eiCg ev^*?tl* thrown with e iB^OLtion of hitting the American vessel ' And how is it evident* Why, because th ?hot was fired " behind' and did not hit her ' Ifre Union must certainly suppose that party biaa or thirst for war and Cuba have extin guished all common sense in its readers to puerilities as these for their &A* ia BO Coxxdbios IN PkfjiaVLVA5IA ? It la denied, as staled by telegraph, that the iv.Bow Nothing Convention held recently in Laocuter. F.? b^k, ?p in , row. lher, ?er? ? K? l>?leg,u. prtient, and > more baruobiou. b,4j, lt ? laij M5,r ^ The report i> Mid to have amanatod from an CI pelled member I pon the occasion of the Grand Exhi bition of Paris, which is to open the 1st of May next, there will be in that eity a religious union of all the Protest ant confeesiona. Pro tectant churches from all qnartera of the world are to be represented, and discourses will be delivered by many 4 the most prominent mem ber*. tyihe furniture of the Brevoort House, New York, which coat about $100,000, was sold o? Tuesday, at auction, to A T. Stewart,Esq * be great dry goods vendor, for $28,100 WASHINGTON NEWS AM GOS&IP. The Trust Laida rf Kansas and Nebraska. Yesterday we took occasion to speak of these lands as not being subject to entry by pre emption?squatting. We quote front the law of the last seamen of Congreet, not baring the treaties befcie ui, to show that the Government ;g under treaty obligations to sell the trust landf wholly tor the benefit of the tribes making tbe cessions: " ihat to enable the President of the United States to carry oat in good faith the recent treaties with tbe Ottoee and Misuouriaa. Oma has, Del a wared. Iowa*, Sacs ami Foxes of Missouri, Kickapooa, and the united tribes of Kaskaskias and Peorias, Pianke<haw8 and Weas, Sbawcefcs, and Miamies, there shall be and hereby is, appropriated thesum of $20 000 in addition to the appropriations heretofore made for the execution of the surveys re* quired by said treaties; and when tbe net prooeeds of tbe lands ceded by either of said treaties are required to be p&id over to the Indians, the President shall cause said lands, or such part thereof aa he may deem proper, to be olassi fied and valued, and when such classification and valuation have been made to his satisfaction, he shall cause said lands to be offered at publio Bale, t>y legal subdivisions or town lota, at such times and places and in such manner and quantity as to him shall ap pear proper and necessary to carry out faith fully the stipulations in said treaties ; and said lands shall not be sold at' pablic or pri vate sale for a less price than that fixed by the valuation afor.said. nor shall any land be sold at a less price than $1.25 per acre for three years and thereafter, as may be directed by law, pursvant to the treaty." The tribes making the cessions in trust, were the low as, Delaware", and the united tribes of the Kaskaskias, Weas, Aa. The lands situated in Kansas and Nebraska, which were obtained from other tribes are, of course, open to preemption, but not those referred to as trust lands Among the laws most needed, is one making it penal for any Government functionary whatever to buy lands?reserva tions?from Indians In nearly every case where that has been done, the Indian has been defrauded through the influence of the official position of the purchaser. The United States will never have their matters managed at) theytshould be on the frontier, until the act of speculating in person or aiding and abetting speculation on the part of any public func tionary is made a penal offence. The habit h is existed as long as this Government has been dealing with and managing Indians, and has been the great secret of the impunity with which unofficial individuals have de f auded them; as publio functionaries engaged in similar operations are not to be relied on to exert themselve3 to break up the practice. We repeit, for perhaps half a century it has b-.fu a source of serious it jury to the Indiana. The present Administration have done their best to prevent the recurrence of anything of the sort, and have well-nigh broken it up al together. Yet, it strikes us that the practice has stepped but temporarily, and that it will require positive legislation to effect a radical cure. Capt Benham, United State* Engine era. - We have satisfied ourself that we did injustice to this gentleman a few days since, in sur mising that he declined the promotion to the position of a major in the (new) tenth regiment of infantry, which was tendered to him by the President, because his present position on tho coast survey was easier. It seems that a captaincy of engineers is regarded in the ser vice as being practically as high rank a3 a majority of infantry, while the difference of pay is not a compensation in time of peace for the loss of the opportunity for distinction which is incident to the responsible scientific duties which all offio^a of the United States engineer corps are necessarily performing. Capt. B. has for some years past been the chief a-sis'ant to the Superintendent of the coasc survey, charged, therefore, with duties hardly c?con<i to thr>se of any other United States i-fficer in importance, in which position he has earned and is earning much enviable reputa. tion; which he would hardly foregb, we take it for granted, for the comparatively unemployed life of garrison duty in time of peace, the monotony of which is rarely varied except by occasional excursions to guard supplies being transported for the use of the cavalry engaged <a active service. Indians Applying for Bounty Lands ?The following document from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, relative to the " Regulations and Forms for Applications, and the authen tication of the same, to be observed by In dians applying for the benefit of the Bounty Land Laws,'' is of great interest and import ance to Indians who have served the United States in war, and their widows and attorneys: Office Indian Affairs, ) April 5, 1655. j The seventh seotion of the act of third March, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, grant ing bounty land to persons who have been en gaged in the military service of tbe United States, provides that "all the bounty-land laws heretofore passed by Congress shall be extended to Indians in tbe same manner and to the same extent as if the said Indiana had been white men." The directions contained in the regulations prescribed by the Commissioner of Pensions, stating the services on account of which land may be granted, and the character of persona and their descendands who may be entitled thereto, as applicable to whites also apply to, and must govern. Indian claimants The declaration of Indian claimants must be made under oath substantially in accord ance with the forms annexed hereto * And where they belong to tribes or bands for which there is a United States agent, the same muBt be sworn to before such agent, whose duty it shall be to make known to the applicants the provisions of the law by which they are entitled ; and to carefully explain to them, and all witnesses who may be sworn before him as corroborative testimony in such cases, the nature and obligations of the oaths they are required to make in support of the applications Said agents will use every pre caution in their power to guard against fraud or deception of any kind either upon or by the applicants or witnesses ; and they will not administer the oaths to either, nor certify the declarations and affidavits, or either of them, until after due inquiry and investigation they shall be well assured that the same are sub stantially correct The applications of Indians residing In States or Territories, and not within the bounds of any agency, or those residing with in the States at distances from their agency so great as to prevend their attending thereat, or those who have abandoned their tribal or ganisation and are living within any State or Territory as citisens, must be prepared ac cording to the forms hereto innexed, except where they or their witnesses do not under stand and speak the English language, and the declarations and affidavits have to be in terpreted to them, when the affidavit of the interpreter that the interpretation was oor rectly made will be taken, and the certificate of the magistrate before whom the declara tions and affidavit are made that said inter preter is a credible person, must be attached thereto But the authentication of the same should be made according to the forms pre scribed by the Commissioner of Pensions in case) of applications for white persons. the personal identity of the applicants, wherever located, must be established, and ik?ir declarations supported by tie affidavits ot at least two credible witnesses Tfce Form*. Regulation*, lie., will l?r I tmd oa ) ihe first page of to day'- paper. ' All applications made bj Indiana within the Ha iti of the ageacie* for tribes in the {Stated or Territories of the United States, and all suoh made bj those-within the States but without the limits of an Indian agency, where the partiei reside lees than fifty miles there irom. must be certified and transmitted, by the ra?T>eetlve agents where the applications are made, to the Commissioner of Indian Affair?. to be referred to tho Commissioner of Pensions for examination and decision. Where applications are made by Indians not within any agency, or those who have abandoned their tribal organisation, or those residing permanently more than fifty miles from any such agency and within the. juris diction of the United States, they may be sent by the claimants or their, representatives, or be transmitted to the nearest Indian agent, and be by him sent to the Commissioner oi Indian Affairs for reference to the Commis sioner of Pensions. Qio. W. MAitrpimrr, Commissioner. A Good Example ?We really do not know any gentleman who sets a better example to society than the President, in his walk In life as a man. No other person in Washington ja more regular in his attendance on divine wor< ship. He is regularly to be seen in his pew on Sundays, in the evening as well as at the sorvices in the day time. This striot obser vance of Christian duty is fully borne out in his invariable conduct and bearing, itmatteri not in What society he may be throWn. Our attention has been called to these facto by a revered Christian friend, than whom no other man among as is more keenly alive to all passing circumstances which tend either to benefit or to injure society. We may not in appropriately aid that we never before know an Amerioan Cabinet to be one and all so scrupulously observant of the obligations rost ing on them to set good examples in their con duot in society as men. Those who believe with us that a well ordered society?a thought ful. prudent, and conscientious society?is ex ceedingly desirable everywhere, will, doubt less, agree with us in awarding to these gen ilemeu praise for conducting themselves ai gentlemen, as though at all times romember ing that in their position their example at men is likely to have due effect on those bj wb jni they are surrounded. Stato Prison Resruits far the British Army The Halifax Journal is a print not deserving very good cobsideration. except as one of th< .exponents of Lieutenant Governor Sir J. Gas pard Le Marchand, tho ohief executive func tionary of H. B. M. in Nova Scotia. Th< following is an extract from the Journal o the 2d instant, as we find it in a New Yorl paper : It is reported that the Agent of Gov ernor Le Marchand. when in the United States signified his entire willingness to accept a: recruits for the Legion which the Governoi hopes to command, any convicts in our Stati prisons who could obtain a pardon upon con diiion of enliBting in the British Army, am that several of those they have obtained ar< actually of that class. We doubt if they wil be received by the British Government whei the faot becomes known, even in their preeon desperate strait: "The brig America arrived from Boston, or Friday morning, with the first instalment o troops for the Foreign Legion, amounting t< seventy, most of whom are Hungarians and Germans. They were landed at the Queen'i wharf, and marched up to the Military Hos pital, followed by an immense throng of citi zons, who were anxious to have a peep a ihem They underwent an examination there and two only were rejected If their fate de peDded upon the judgment of the crowd, w< are inclined to think a majority of them woulc have been cashiered. Ttiey are considered i fair sample of recruits, and will soon learr the " right about face " They are comfort ably quartered at Molvin Island, care having been taken to make them contented. Th? other instalments are expected daily. ' Brother Jonathan is making great fuss abou this Foreign Legion, and is using all kinds o proclamations to prevent the shipping of re cruiis, Ac., threatening to arrest parties en gaged. He is a very smart fellow, but Blue n se is sometimes too much for him. The] would like to lay hands on Mr. Howe but ht is so slippery they can t catch him. Upward, of 5,000 nave been engaged?the numbor re quired will be 10.000 men?of whem 5,00< will be sent to Canada, 2,000 to New Bruns wiek, and 3 000 to Nova Scotia. There wil be c? difficulty in raising this number. ?*ij Philadelphia, at evening meetings held foi the purpose, a full company was volunteering each night ' Even the Americans would lik< to take a hand in, to show their superiority.' excitement on the Avenue.?The politi cians here were in a stew this morning over i rumor that the Government had reoefved ? dispatch from Charleston of great importance newj brought by the Isabella, from Havana It was said, also, that thero was to have beer extra Cabinet meeting at noon to-day ovei it. Now, the Cabinet meeting to-day was i regular one. We do not believe the story We hope, however, soon to hear of the captur< of the Spanish war steamer whose commandei has of late been engaged in stopping Ameri can ships on the high seas, engaged in lawfu commerce. We are greatly mistaken if he L not " brought up with a round turn" withii the next thirty days. The Authority of Ameiican Consuls to Uki Acknowledgments of Assignment of Land Warrants ?The publio lands bureau does noj recognize the authority of American consuli abroad to take acknowledgments of the as signmcnt of land warrants, a<3 is frtquentlj done. In all such casoa the papers are sen back to the parties forwarding them. Th< proper officers of the oeuntry should take suot acknowledgments, to whioh a consul's oertifi catc of their authority so to do should be ap. pended. The United States Sloops-of-war St- Louis and Levant, Commanders Duncan Ingrahan and Chas C. Turner, both from the Mediter ranean, are now daily expeoted to arrive al Philadelphia or Norfolk, Va. It is not knowr here which of the two porta the commanded of these vessels will make. Seiaureof Smuggled Segars ?The Treasury Department have advices of the seizure of s lot of segars (32,500) on board of the Emma Chase at Boston, from Mantansas, Cuba, undei the charge of being smuggled ; also, of ano ther lot of 9,800 seised at Boston on the brig Montrose, from the same port. Naval Casualties ?E. A. Burdick, seaman, fell from the lower boom of the U. S. sloop-of war JohB Adams, in the harbor of Valparaiso, on the 4th of February last, and was killed He enlisted in Boston in October, 1854. Kobert Hamilton, seaman, fell from th< fore topsail yard of the U. S. sloop-of-war Decatur on the 24th Deeember last, and was killed. Commander Buchanan, U. S. N., late com mander of the steam-frigate Susquehanna, (when one of the Japan squadroir) is in Wash ington fmigrants Arrived at Boston Mass?For the quarter ending March 31, 1855?Irish, 115; English, 114; Scotch, 1. TIM Cwrtont Operations of the Treasury DepMiTrot.?On yesterday, the 11th April ther> wet? of Treasury Warrants entered on the boohs of the Department? For the redemption of stock...... $126,427 41 For the dnstomi * 25,465 32 Per covering into the Trearnry from miscellaneous sources.... 22# 16 For tV War Department 74,668 62 For rer&jing in the War Depart ment....? 94.238 ?9 For the Navy Department........ 74 726 57 For the Interior Department 4,576 32 PERSONA!.. . ...P. H. Brit tan, Elq one of the editors and proprietors of the Alabama Advertiser i; ? now in this citv. Tb? typographical profes I sion of thll city, with whom ne was some years ' ago t'sooiated, will be pleased to learn of his good health and worldly prosperity. ....Archbishop Hughes is oat in another manifesto, challenging Mr. Brooks of the II Senate te prove that he (the Archbishop) ias five millions of real estate, (church proper ty) conveyed him by deed, in the Register's office. If the Senator oan substantiate his statement, the Arohbishop says he will give i;wo millions of dollars for a public library. That's fair! ... .The oldest person in Concord, N. H., is Mrs Elliot, who is 102. The oldest man is Mr. A Hutchinff, who is 93. A Mr. Herbert, who died reoently, was of the same age Years ago we heard it mentioned that Mr. Hutchins made it a rale to eat moderately, and never to pnss his plate to be helped to meat aft* he had been once served. This was mentioned to account for his age and activity But on this subject the dootors do sot quite agree .. The church property tenure bill has been signed by Governor Clark, and filed in the offioe oi the Secretary of State. .. Rev. John Shudder, a missionary of the American Board in India, died near Capetown, Africa, January 13, of apoplexy. .... Hiram Powers, the sculptor, in answer to the question, "Why is it that a wife is a poor judge of her husband's portrait?" seems to thick that it is like that which Charles I put to the Royal Society, ?* Why, if you put a shrimp into a pail full of waiter, the water does not rua over?" But Powers, wiser than the Royal Society, questions Che faot upon which the inquiry is baeed, and finds it is not true. He thinks that, other thiogs beiog equal, there is no one so good a judge of a man's likeness as his wife. g .... Mons Darius, formerly first bass singer at the theatre at Rouen, who is not less than 102 years old, and who is the oldest profes sional singer in France, is to siug in a ooncert which is soon to be given for the benefit of un employed workmen. ....Rov. Dr. Carmiohael, pastor of Christ Church at Richmond, Va , has resigned. ....Father Walworth, of New York, has been preaching a sermon en the location and temperature of hell ....Mr. Antonio Leoni, an old and well known citzen of Mobile, acciJently shot him self last week, at Citronelle, Ala. He was in the aot of withdrawing the ramrod after load ing bis gun, which rested upon the ground in front of hiic, when the charge exploded, enter ing hid throat, passing through his head, acd tearing clT tho top of his skull. .... Among the bills passed by the New York legislature, is one granting privileges to William Tell Poussin, (formerly an engineer in the U S. sorvice, under General BainarJ, aud Minister from France to Washington, under the French Republic,) to hold real estato in the city of New York. .... Rev. Dr. Emerson, of the South Congre fational Church, in Salem, Mass., will have een settled over his present charge 50 years on the 24th inst. An instance of a pastorale of this length is now of rare occurrence. It is said t?at Dr. Emerson never made a mistake in his life. If so, he is truly a remarkable man. .... A year or two ago there was some con troversy in the newspapers concerning the an cestry of the late Daniel Webster. The ques tion is now settled Recent researches in Eng and?the results of which appear in the April t number of the New England Historical and f Genealogical Register?prove that he was de scended from Thomas Webster, of Ormtiby, in Morfolk, England, who died at that place in t>34 Orrosby is a small town of less than j 1,000 inhabitants, situated not fur from Nor a wich, anil about 125 milos north-east of Lon i don, and near the ooast of the North Sea. ....Gov, Gardner, of Massachusetts, has signed the legislative aot making jurors judges of the law as well as the facts. t I Interesting from Hicaragua. A correspondent of the New York Tribune, writing from Granada, under date of the 16th of March, says: Gen Corral was some weeks ago appointed OeneraUin-Chief of the army, and is preparing to attack the factionists in their last stand in the city of Leon. No man of all the Nijara guans is uiore deservedly popular with his own countrymen, or with foreigners, than Gen. Corral, and it is thought by many that he will be the next President. PaubloSoiocino, a lawyer of this city, who joined the revolutionists on their first entrv into the Republic, and was made their Secre* t*ry of War, was brought here a prisoner on thellihinot In all probability his case is decided, and he will be publicly shot. On the same day, fifty prisoners, taken at Rivas, a'so arrived here The city is literally full of prisoners, and the clanking of their chains is unceasingly heard. A large amount of property in the city and country, formerly belonging to individuals who joined tho faciionist, has already bee* confiscated, and more must fall into the hands of the Government. Heavy fines are imposed en all who have remainod quietly on their haciendas, or from whatever oause have failed to present themselves to " el gobierno legiti mo " Two priests were taken prisoners at tho re conquest of Masaya, one ot whom it is said had Dean and active agent of the fao tionists, an 1 whose elegant epistles had found their way into the Land? of Chamorro. He was fined $500, and in default of its payment was to have been banished to San Juan del r^orte. He paid ever tho monry, however, and is now promenading tho s.roatfl quite at liberty, ihe padres generally escape punish ment. no matter how aotive a part they play in the revolutions here, but this one instance is an exception to the general rule, and worthy of reoord. The American Minister and family are still at Virgin Bay, but should the revolution be concluded, as is expeoted within the next few weeks, it is understood to be hit intention to come to this city to reside. Kansas.?A correspondent from Kickapoo City, Kansas Territory, under date of March 28,1856, writes to the New York Commerelal Advertiser, that the streets are being rapidly graded, the laborers receiving $1,50 per diem, and that the following are the usual price of provisionsPork 6 cents per pound; beef 7 cents; vonison9cents; mutton7cents; chick ons $2 per dozen ; turkeys 75 oents per pair; geese 25 eents each ; eggs 12$ oents perdoaen; flour $4,50 per hundred pounds. Wood $2,00 per cord, delivered Competent brick makers are particularly wantod. On Tuesday, tbe Agent of the Kansas League in New York, sent off a train of 58 persons to Kansas; 63 others are now on the way to join this party. Since the first of April the Leagae has dispatched 110 persons, in addition to the above Thh ImsB in Chicago.?A correspondent, writing from Chicago, mentions an interesting fact about the celebration there not being no ticed in the local papers. He says: We bad a respectable procession here on St. Patrick's day, although the weather was very unfavor .a haPP7 thing to see the Dutoh and Swedes joining the Irish in our national commemoration. This was unusual: for even up to this time they were opposed to each other, until the last election here, when they united against the Know Nothings " Thh <iapbobw PuBcaara?A eomepoedtet of one of the California piMn nj? that min* of gold and ailver exist in the country pur chased from Mexioo bj the Qadsden Jtwity, and that a number of small parties who bad cone thither in search of the precious me? all, found numeroM gold plaeers. bat were obliged to abandon them, owing to the hostility of the Indians and the diScalty of procaring pop plies It appears to be beyond a doubt that Kid does exist In the head waters of the San idro and Qila bnt the writer from whom we quote says that the whole country is ss rich in gold depositee as California lie also adds that within lees than twenty miles of Ash Spring there are silver mines now in the pos session of the Apaohe Indians, rioher end more extensive than the famous Chihuahua mines near Corolitas In the western section, inert are also said to be mines of almost pure oopper, and around Tueeoo iron has been found in abundance. Should this news be verified, this strip of territory will not prove so hard a bargain as has ben generally be lieved. Nbw Mom or Robrrrt?The Cleveland Plaindealer save a singular robbery was per petrated on Saturday night upon a passenger on the train for Colnmbus Mr. S. C. Moore, of New York, was offered some lozenges, wbioh he ate. Soon af'er he became drowsy and slept sonndly till aroused by the conductor Feeling very sick, and attributing his somno lency to the lotenges. he was advised to ex amine his pockets. lie found them pioked of a pocket book, In which he had $274. Spoktiho Ijtelugiwcb ? Complaint was made on the Meyor's book. New York, on Monday ?? That cat killing is oarried on in the neighborhood of No. 11, ('live street; pistols are fired at said cats, thereby endangering the lives of the occupants of houses in the neigh borhood." Notice was sent to Capt. Ditchett to put a stop to the amusement. NOTICE?ALL PERSONS INTEREST ed in the Annual Assessment of taxable property in the city ot Washineton for the y**r 1855 are hertby informed that the Board of Appeals will be to session in the Assessors' Room, in the City Hall, on WEDNESDAY, the llth, fmm 9 a in to 3 p. m., and will continue in session firm day to day (Sundays excepted) during he same houn> for the purpose of hearing and deciding up mall appeals until the 26th instant, inclusive. T F. HARKNESS, Secretary of the Board of Appeal. apr 10 - dt26th IMPERIAL AND GUN POWDER TEA 75 ?ts , worth J?1. Superior Younc Hyson 40 cts. wnrtli 75. Sue?r, Coffee, and everything else at the very lowest prices. Call and see JOS. W. DAVIS, ap 12?It* comer 9th and E streets. IULKN K JA1VKKY will open a Select _j SCHOOL in the Friends' Meeting House on I street, between 18th and 19th streets, on MONDAY next, the 16th instant. M ap 12?3t MILLINERY. MRS. CHOATE ?Will open her spring style of BON-I Mir NETS at her Rooms, 46 Louisiana! avenue, on Tuesday next, the 17th instant. Straw work bleached and altered at the shortect notice. - ap 12?2w TO TURNERS. For sale cheap?a second hand TURNING LATHE Apply to TIIOS. LEWIS, on 10th 6treet between Pa. avenue and E street*. a?? 12 - It* ATTENTION, EVERYBODY! THE attention of tho*e fittiue up their houses is respectfully failed to ruy new and large assort ment ot Spring patterns of Paper Hangings, Borders Firepruits, kc., of every variety, which I am ena bled to offer at greatly reduced prices, and equally as loir as they can he purchased in any Northern ctfy. L. F. CLABK, Paper Hanger and Upho sterer, ?4 8 Pa avenue, bet. 12th and 13:h sis. ap 12?3i* FRUIT TREES, GARDEN SEEDS, &c. rp H E undersigned offers a large colleclion of L Peach trees, also Apples, Pears, I'lums, Clier ries. Grape Vines, Gooseberries, Currants, Raspber ries, R: hi barb Roots, Sic. English Garden Seeds, fresh from the growers, combrising all the beat vaiiety of Cabbages, Cauli flowers, Lettuces, Radishes. Onions, Beets, Beans, Celery, Turnip, &.C., with all the finest vegetables in cultivation. Flower Seeds in great variety, among which are the following: Asters, Stock*. Portulaccas, Petunias, Phloxes, with many new and rare things, all offered at the lowest prices. JOHN SAUL, Seed Store, corner of 7th and H street*, ap 12?eofit* NOTICE OF COPARTNERSHIP. Henry barron & solomon stover have this day formed a Copartnership for th' purpose of earning on the Wood and Coal business in all its branches. Our yards are situated on the corner of 21st and I streets, Washington, and on the uioal, near Semmee'a planing mill, Georgetown At either of the above places persons in want of Wood and Coal of the very best qnality. andonthe mojt reasonable terms, will at all times fin.I an assortment equa<, if not superior, to that in any yard in the District. AH orders filled with care, promptness. and dis patch. BARRON * STOVER. Georgetown, D. C., Apiil 10th, 1855. apr 12?dim "more"new-dress goods. WE rprn to dav a beautiful stock of new and desirable DRi^SS GOODS. Rich flounced Barege Robes, in black and colors A large assortment of Orgnndys and French Lawns Rich Printed Bareses and Silk Tissues Mousseliues and Barege dc Lains, in great profusion White Plaid Cambrics, eolored, brilliants and chintzes Embroidered and dotted Swiss Muslins Plain Bareges in blue, pink, green, brown and tan colors Mourning goods in great abundance, in thick and thin fabrics. ALSO, IX STORK A large aud full stock of staple and domestic coods. We name in part 75 pieces bleached shirting cotton of th? best brands 25 pieces all pure shirting linens, from 45 cts to 31 per yard Table linens, towellings, and table n?pkins 1,000 yards small figured lawns at 12 Jf cts.. war ranted fast washiug colors, and well worth ii5 cts 1,000 yards Barege de Lain at 12\< cts., worth 25 eta All of which we invite purchasers to call and ex amine before making their selection. All articles warranted to be as represented. {&- We must insist upon the payment of a!l bills which lisve been rendered COLLKY fc SEARS, ap 12?ec6t 523 7th st., 3d door avove Pa a v. [So. 634 ] Notit? of the ?:tabliifimsnt of an additional land distritt in tke Stat$ of California WHKUKA8 under tho provisions of the art of C ngrsss, approved March 3, 1863. entitled "An act to provide tor t*e survey of the public land la California," Ac., the Pr*sidtnt of the Unite I states is dathoriied, at snch time or tim*s ai in hi* judgment the public intorest may to imperatively require. ? ? ? to divide the State of California into two or three separate land district*, two of which districts were eftabMahed un der s.Vd act by public notic*, dated 21st March, 18*3; and whereas th<? surreys and s?tt em?Bti htve extended in California so fur that the eoa*e ni*nee of the settlers and the publte interest nvjui'-e tee establishment of the three districts authorised by the act rf the 2d March, 1853, afbreeakl? Now, therefor*, be it known, that under, and by authority of the said act cf Congress of 3d March. 1853 the President ef the United f tates has dire-t? d tbat the State of Califcrn'.* shall be d; vided into three separate land districts, the boundaries of which are as tol'cwa, via : All that part of the Stata, crmm?nctog on the Pa* cifk coast, lying north of th* line betwfen town* ebi?p raven ancl eight (7 and 8) north of Mount Di able base line, thence running east on said line to the meridian, tbenoe south on th* meridian line to the I toe dividing townships three and four (8 and 4) north of said base li e, thence *a*t on said !in* be tween townahipa three and four to ths ta?tern boundary of the State, will fbrm ?he "Cppi* lis trict," the land office for which haa been established at MarynilU All that part of th* Ftat* lying south of the ahoT* describe! limits and ncrfh of the line dividing towrj ships twenty and twenty-one, south, (or fifth stand ard south) will form th* "Middle District," the of fice for which la at Benicia; and all that part of the Htatn lying south of the fltth standard peralWl the "Lowe* District," as h?retoftwe organise*!, the office tor which is ea ablished at Lot Angelas; and in view cf th* ssid direction of the Pr^id*nt of the United States, under the act of Congress a*?reaaSd. the boundaries ab'.ve mentioned ahall in tuturebe regarded as the limits of the said land dirtr'cta re spectively. Given under By hand at th* city cf Washington, this ninth day of April, A. D.1855. By r rder of the President: JOHN WILSON, Commissioner General land OAee. ap 12?lawlgw atchbi, ~ JEWELRY. ASb STLVF.RWARR Alwajb on hand a largo aacurttaent ui the, which we ofTer at lite loweet rates. M W. GALT k. BRO., mar Jto IM Pa. avenue ? A mk A* ? A VM A n V A AXQaNllieDll. ?OPLl'l THEATffc, LATE YARlLTIEtf Fourth nifbl.of Miss CHARLOTTE WYETTR and Mr. J tt. TAYLOR +HEVENING will he preyed thr piny of MKARRO; nr, thr pfitk of RilU ?tin, Mw Wyttli; Wl?, Mr. Taylor T<? cor., lit !** with thr laughable farce ?f the n*nn?ri. Pat Kuwrr. Mr. Hkailff Jalia. Miss Tyeon sp 18 >1* v. OPERA A F R I <J_U E . THE KUNKELS AT ODD FELLOWS' IIALL, on MONDAY and TI'MDAV EVENINGS, Af?-il 16tU an?i IT ill, which Will positively t? their FAKEWkLL KNTKHTAIIIUTI, Door* open at 7 o'clock. rnmm? nor M P,sad coo elude by 10 JOHN T. FORD, Ajem On WEDNESDAY EVENING. April 1Kb, thr Kunkels will p? iform at < Kid Fellows' Ha'l, Navy Yar-; and on Thursday Evening, the 19:h, at M tropolitan lla l. Richmond, V*. ay lii Ci ODD FELLOWS' HALL STANLEY'S WESTERN WILDS will be exhibited THIS (Tbim*!ay) EVENfMO for th*b*n? tit of tbe Cahnlie Orphan Asvlaaa. TO-MORROW (Fnday) EVENING for the benefit of the Pr?*r*tant Orphan Asylum Afternoon Exhibition* hoih day* for Cbildrra at 3 Evening at o'clrck Admission *25 cents?children half price, ap 1*2 LIUERTY I1ALL, ALEXANDRIA. OPERA TROUPE Will bave Ibt [4ra#urr to appear b? tore their frienda in Alexandria, on THVRRDAY. FRIDAY and SATUB* DAT KVKFflMOS, April the l*2th, 13 h, and 14th. Admission SI ornts- Grnt* without ladies, to the Dress Circle, 37U cent*. J NO. T. FORD, Agent. ap 10 4t (Alex Gat H. Sentinel) GRAND CONCERT POK THB Benefit of the Sixth W&rd Baptist Church. TO BK C1VSM AT ODD FELLOWS' HALL, A'A VY YARD. A GRAND (OICKR9 will be (riven on iY FRIDAY EVENING, the IM ln*uut, by tbe WASHINGTON 0I.EE CLUB, assisted by several gentlemm who have kindly vol unteered their services Thev will eve a ^elretion of Popular SONGS, DUETS, QI'ARTETTES, CHORUSES, fcc., which, from their pleading char acter, tliey flutter themselves will five general sat isfaction. Prof. FoKRTisrH willnreside at thr piano forte. Tickets TWENTY-FIVE C It NTH Coacert to commence at 8 o'clock. ap 11?Jt* A LL 8TRAMOKRS vi?i'!nf tbe City *hould see Hnnter*a Cata logue of tbe Curiositie* of the Patent Office. Also, his Description of Powell's Great Picture, frh 9:i-3m* ?J? CHANGE OF TIME SOIREE DANSANTE AT CARU *I'S SALOON. MOJSS. J. CUCUkl' bfjr- Iravr to infotm the ladies anJ gentlemen of Washinfton that, in ord**r to accommodatr the Scott Guards, his Soiree will take place on Friday evening, April 13tb. N. B. Hi* May Festival Ball will take plaec on Tuesday, May the 1st, on which occasion the most admin d minuet and gravot de vestn* will be danced hy a mi? and ma*ter. Many other interesting and characteristic dances will be performe > by his pu pils Further particular)' wilt be given in die time, ap 10?3t* C'kMlMC JBT BRACBLETI Kl X ceived and fur sale at eitremelv l??w prices at ap 10-at LAMMOND'S. ?tb H. PHE COLLECTOR'S BALK CF ? ITY J Property for Taxes, as advertised in the Nation al Intelligencer, will take pla-eon MONDAY, the 16th instant, at the City Hall, in tbe Aldermen's ltoom, commcncing at 10 o'clock. The list em braces a large amount of property in all parts of the city, and the occasion presents ? favorable opportu nity for all .person* desiring to make safe and profit,. I?le investments I'ervous intending to pay taxea en property advertised are requested to do so before the day of sale. K. J. R< >CHE, Collector, ap 10?dtl6th HARD TIMES. rWRY GOODS ai prices to suit, at No. 16, oppo " site Contre Market, between Eighth and Ninth ftreeu. Yard wide Lawiu only 5 cenre Do d<> do 10 cents Do Ginghams, 4 cents Do do 6* ce:ita White Spo>-l Cotton, 1 cent Vaid wide bleached Cotton 6 if centa 8 do unbleached do, do Yard wide Bid Tick, e cents Do fart Calico, 5 cents Colored Brilliant*, 99 cents French Chintz, 20 cents Dre s Silks at half their original cost. Also, a large lot of Goods winch most be aolJ to close business about the l?t July. If you are anxious to get the greater bargains ev er offered in the citv. mine at once to thr WASHINGTON STORE, ap 10?Iw late Magrud<r A Calvert's. FARINA BOILBCRR,all*ixe*.*>r*ale by W. 11. IIARROVER, ? a? tt?vnth et, near I'm. avrmae. qtWO SECOND HAND PIANOS FOR BALE X or rent upon reasonable term., at the Westung ton City D-pot for the ?ale of Hallet, Davis A Co., Bacon A Raven, and oth-r Kaaw. JOHN F. ELLIS, ap 4 306 Pa. aveaiur FOB SALE.?a Pair of BAY MARES, 7 yeara oid next spring, well-brid.aound. stylish, 4TV-_ gentle, spirited an<l capital goer*. Thry are yVl-v well broken and perfectly free from trick*, and will pir.icularly t-uit any gentleman who is lono Ol driving. The owner parts with theui only because hit- purpose is ta retrench his expenses. They can be seen at Southron'a (l?te Birch's) Stable, on 14th street, south of Pa. avenue. For terms, or an op portunity to try them, enquire at the counter of tbe Star office. Tin y will be sold a ba-garn. ap 3?tf OPENING NEW STYLES FOR MAN T1LLA8. WE opt n this morning, April 8, our large and beautifal stock ot Spring and Summer M AN TILLAS, and respectfully invite tbe attention of the Ladies to an exami- ation of the same before making their eelcciiona, Heeling quite sure that <rom the extent and variety ol our Kssnriment they cannot fail to be suited. ap!)?6t CLAGETT, NEWToX, MAY fc CO. Clocks, clock*, clocks ??d you want a good Clock, warranted to keen time, eall at tbe store of J. ROBINSON, 340 Pa. ave., oppo. Browns'Hotel. ap 7- dim PURE GROUND PLASTER^ BY the single ton. or larger quantity, always on iiand and for sale at our Steam Mill, lower end of Union tt., Alexandria, Va We are j repared to deliver it at aoy ho?r at Page Wharf, foot of Seventh^street. Order* attended to wltli de*i?tcb. ap 10?eo5t C. J. WISE ? CO. LIME, PLASTER, CLEMENT, HAIR, kc.?Just opened two large j kilns of splendid wood burnt Lime.?A. A L. P HOOVER have this day entered into co partnrr ship; and, having made several additions to their tine kilns, are now manufacturing from 800 to 1.000 barrels of tbe best wood burnt Li 11c per week, which will be sold at the lowest market price*. Also, constantly on hand a large quantity of the finest PLASTER, CEMENT and HAIR to be found in tins city. All those who are in want of these articles will certainly find it to their advantage to give them a call. A. A L P. HOOVER. Potomac Lime Kilns, 37th stn-et, one square couth lower bridge, near Geot'n. ap 3?d3w GOOD INVESTMENT. I HAVE the following and other securities which can be purchased to pay front 8 to IS per cent, upon the investment, viz: Iowa Scott Connty Bond 10 per cent interest, pay able in New York Sacramento do do do do St- Louis do do do do Illinois Central RR. do do de do Magnetic Telegraphic Stock, paying 13 per cent, dividend The highest market rates will be paul liar 90, acres Va Scrip and Land Warrnnts. HAMILTON U. PANT, Banker, 43)1 Peon, avenue, ap 9?eo6t (UnHmMaQ Memoirs of the countess of bles. Wington. bv R R Madden, M. R I. A., two vols FRANCK TAYLOR, ap?

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