Newspaper of Evening Star, April 16, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of Evening Star dated April 16, 1855 Page 2
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EVENING STAR. ? - < ? ? W Y> A MI i flGTON PIT Y: ?OWDAT AFTFRWOOH April 10, 117" Adva htisumjutts should be handed in by 12 o'clock, M., otherwise they ma> *K)t eppear until the next day. Jo? Punting.?The public are in? formed that we wre now prepared to exe cute job printing in all its varieties, fron cards, ball tickets, Ac., to (show bill posters and book work, as well and ai low as at any other office in Washington and with equal dispatoh. Give us a call ? Th? 9tar ik Baltimore.?Mr. Joh* L. Connolly is the agent for the Star ii Baltimore, and will serve any one wish ing it every afternoon. Persons sub scribing will bear in mind that he alow can collect the subscription money. A8EN T8 FOB THE bTAB. The following persons are authorize! to contract for the publication of adver tisements in the Star: Philadelphia?V. B. Palms*, N. W corner of Third and Chestnut struts. , New York?a M. Pbttinoill & Co, Nassau street. Boston? V. B. Palmer, Scollay' Building. FP1KII OP THE ijESlHO FtiLSS The Union, in the course of an argutnen with the Louisville Journal, states the fol lowing points, vn : "First That in nearly every case the Kuo* lathings in the free State* have elected vio lent Freetoil Whigs to the 34th Congress "Second. That in every case, with but th.e or toeixea^ptioBs, every candidate for Con grew elected by the Know Nothing? wat com felled to pledge himself in advance to all th ex'remo measures of the Abolition wing, be y.namg with the restoration of the Missour Compromise line, and ending with the repea of tbe fugitive slave law. ' Tuird That every Governor eleeted by th< Know Nothings in 'he free States was com pel led to avow bis aMition proclivities in ad vance. and we give the list for the benefit o the Louisville Journal: Grimes, of Iowa; Gar diner of M assachusetts: Metcalf. of New Harnp *bire, Bingham, of Michigan; Dutton. of Con necticat; Hoppin, of Rhode Island; Pollook ot Pennsylvania; Morrill, of Maine "Fourth That everv Senator of the Unite? states elected by the know Nothings is a rank fanatical, and avowed Abolitionist The fol lowing list is -ubmitred to the inspection and critiei-m of the Louisville Journal : Harlan ox Iowa- IVUaon, of Massachusetts; Durkee oi Wiscotiin; Seward, of New York, (howevei Aif present pori'.i >n may be at war with thi: undeniable tact;) and there can be little doub tftdt mrn of the same opinions will be chosei Irom .New Hampshire as a result of the la* election in t&at State. Nothing but the firm fCi*TC jhe I^5ni0<:r*tic party in Per.nsylvanii ard Ie ,:ana has thus far prevented thereturi from those State? to the United States SenaW o. rank end u^comfr-.ttisinj Abolitionists." The Intel Ugtneer says : '' The sudden talk of war with a nation with we have been frier: dj from the day ol our national existence following too on th? ceel? Oi an useable settlemen t of the onh serious difficulty known to exist between us ?tnwk the country with surprise and incredu uty. ihe public had been informed that oui Government had attempted to purchase Cuba and that Spain had refused to<ell it, and sup poeed. thereiore, that we should be content t< wait until time should bring about a state ol tntngs more auspicious to our wishes. It be 2*ntIe,1,?ent ?<i disinterested r^rs'.n. that the Inland of Cuba with its eighi hundred thousand blacks-supposing that its possession could be desirable for us under aov fl *?UIn^?aneee would be worse than worthlesi it forcibly acquired, it was imagined to b? ^earce.y within the bounds of possibility thai a* GOT?rnment could meditate war as the ?eeT?? MDgit- The PubIi0 therefore. 7?7 J*?0***1! ascribes the belligerent tone ol the oential organ and editorial train .o ,ne mere indulgence of the habit ol b a'ter and lefiance, or as inspired by fiJli bastering sympathies, but ucauthorired bj any course of aotion decided on or se nous.y contemplated by the Administration Abe war cry, however, his become so loud and 80 confident a trne. that the businesi crtimunity. the great body of the people whe h?veth?Zt kD i?Deat liVin,? bj honea: D'eaM alarmed They are in doubt lnler?.7 T-! Presw lrt moved by private \ dea?onn8 t0 ?*ke the Govern S'em^ rrryi'hDt.i0tblir'elfiah 01 a??>itious Mac whe.her the Government really . ^ to s:ake the multiplied fc n , f ar"' ,lr against the unrea] ton > of winning a prise which, however fair *> look apoii, will turn to ashes in the mouth* fcr a ans: be plain to man. who has paid anv a t ntion to the indications and chapter o* tcf^ri4r:i. (i0?erBm?nt. 'bat whUe the insti cr.or. of Mavery will be carefully preserved ? l pro ?o?Jbyi,ao lot* a, Cuba remains win'l*,etwpo"M8ionof sPainherself. yel it theiilJ ?qQ*1 ?ert*iDty abolished, and to !^.AfriCaBlled',before we are allowed clutch it as a prue of war." Ke^lly there never was a better illuetratioB of the old adage,?li None are so blind as thos? w -o a.llnoiiee,' ?thanmay be drawn from tht present quandary of our venerable neighbor, the Inttliigtnctr. The conductors of thai jocrn*l have but to compare with unprejudiced **ews the poliey of this administration with r-.r^renoe t0 filllbustering. -%ith that of its pre -iec^sor; or rather, it? practice, to realise m ft^afly that while President Pierce holds the there are to be no more such successful foray, upon Cuba as that of Loper Surely taey know well that filibustering is taboed an ler the existing order of things A know ledge of this fact should satisfy even the moet inveterate believer in mares' neeta, that the policy of the government with Spain it peace, as if it were the purpose of the President to *e up a war with her, as the Intelligence in v.ira:e* he has bat te follow the preoedent him of failing to prevent the sailing oi h"Stile ejpediMone against Cuba, like that of Lopea He could thus insu<s war in a tinkle?could he not ? rhe truth ia, the administration is straining every Qerve to liy9 in peace with Spain, yet it . ?T,d*nl1' ^?t?nnined to mkke a ssiri ce O n< important American rights to pro. I~uu? ' ',. If war ?mM, it wUI b. oolj through th. p.r*,.r.M. o. <>ucb?, ?bo?. far ,Milu UD (, ' i t""7 of "" "J in al, b. do? with refereco. to th. l01tJs,.t? and citi,eM. It will b. rcoll^t^ th.t the coarse of this Government with reference to England's outrages on us prior to the war of 181 J, was even more vehemently denounced a<- aggressive and indefensible, than that of the 1 r??ent administration towards Spain is now feeing denounoed and misrepresented. We shall the end of all this ere long. tyibe KiPley (Ind.) circuit eourt last week sentenced Mr Muir to the penitentiary ivr two yenrs for forging a note for $26. Mr Muir is probably the richest man io Kipley county. Ii u supposed his property is worth near flVO.uw " NEWS AMD GOSSIP. The British Trembling !-England Is fast waking up from the dream into which Louis Napoleon lolled her, in coaxing bar into their I esen. ailianoe. The French Emperor has clearly gained advantages over her at every turn, all of which are at length being realised throughout Great Britain, who wakes upfront the dream not only to see that sbe has been outwitted so far, but that she is for some time to come to be almost hopelessly in the power of her tyrant, who is already King of England in more matters than in putting her troops in bis uniform, whioB was done in the Crimea to keep them alive?England having failed in olothing her troops, as in all other matters of the campaign It is now generally conoede^ by far seeing public men on the other side of the Atlantio, that Louis Napoleon is earnestly bent on using England for her own degradation, and is ? training every nerve to effeot that object, while her utterly inefficient military condition and her great nf aessitiee growing out of the war into which he ha* entrapped her, give him oomplete power over her. In a recent letter from Mr. Walsh to the Journal of Commerce, we find his (Louil Na poloon's) aims and England's danger graphi cally stated in words spoken to him (Mr. Walsh) by a Frenchman, as follows: '?The best servioe the British can do to them selves fi France and the world, may be to arrest the marhp' aspirations and oareer of tne ivmraror Louis Napoleon, by a speed? peace. The battle of Waterloo must be avenged by other retaliation than putting the French uniform on the British troops in the Crimea His Majesty's Hapolronian Ideas are far reaching and not all disclosed. Alter he shall have gathered laurels on 'he oontinent, the domestic military weakness of our neighbor will offer a strong ' imptation. His Uncle was no' satisfied with the subjugation of the con- I Unent from the Baltic to Sicily. We may re member the verse of the poet Alexan der the Qreat. JSstuat infelix angus'o in li mine mundi: the Nephew will think his world toe narrow, until the United Kingdom be in eluded. Our amies fraternise now, readilj and sinoerely with the British ; but they could be brought to act against them as willingly in an expedition to the chores and metropolis of Albion whenever the Imperial oall should be made It is barely two years since our neigh bors manifested a real panic on this head.'* General Average?In an interesting case of general average presented at the Treasury, the following principles were held : It is the duty of the master, in cases proper for general average, to cause an adjustment to be made upon his arrival at the port of [ d stination; and he has under the oivil law a lien upon the cargo to enforce the payment of the contribution, and may retain the goods till the sums to be contributed by their pre prietors shall have been paid. In France, the additional power to sell the goods, under the authority of a magistrate, to the amount of '-he sums to be contributed, has also been con ferred upon the master by law. But as a matter of convenience, and to pre vent loss upon perishable articles, it is not unusual in the case of a general ship, where there are many consignees, for the master to deliver the goods immediately, taking a bond trjin the different merchants lor payment of | their portions of the average, when the same shall have been adjusted. It is common in this oountry for an export Oi insurance broker to draw up an account of j the average, which is more generally paid in | the first instance by the insurers. A party, j however, who ia required to sign the general average account as a condition to the delivery of his goods, and who, believing the adjust ment to be wrong, protests at the time in writing against an alleged error, is notcon | c'u led by signing the account, and does not thereby loee any right to have the error cor rected Ihe Case of Eitrampee and the Rights of I American eituens abroad -Mr. Editor : Had tta editorial remarks preceding my commu nication published on the 13th inst., consisied of reasons opposing my views, I would have i embarrassed in asking any further use of jour paper, but by citing the execution of Arbuthnot and Ambrister, you compel me to expose what I consider the irrelevancy ef those cases J 1 The Seminole Indians, excited at the time by liruish emissaries committed the most cruel atrocities, and an attack on a boat loaded with wounded soldiers and woman was the ixr?ne diate cause of sending General Jackson" to purish the enemy for murder and outrage with power full, ample and general." " Hastening on to the scene of eontention " I quote Fro.i's History of the United Sta'M ) Genera'. Jackson ws? wan in the midst of j t~e enemy $ re'reats. Many were the soatps torn frem the heads of persons of all ages and conditions, from the infant ebi"d to the aired man, exhibited on all hands " * m # * "In the centre of .be village of Mickasukee, they found a large high pole painted red, and adorned with sca'ps. About fifty of these were fresh, and many were recognised, from j t he color of the hair, to have belonged to the ho;ids of Lieut, beott ? parky." Such was the a jtive war and savage bar barity which suggested to General Jackson the severe and unauthorized measures whioh, not rjii^fk g i ?hu??nityanddanger whioh thi tfmi k wwere eitterly oensured at the time both by the press and the militarv committee of the House of Kepresentatives I am therefore at a loss to sea any ground for ouing the oases of Arburthnot and Ambrister Cuba was not before an enemy durin* these recent scandalous trials; filibusters were net committing massaores of old men, women, and Children ; they were not seen on the high seas or on the field of battle, and such is the differ enoe between the two cues that a magistrate of Spain dependent for his appointment on the continuance of Spanish rule, protests now with indignation at the mode of procedure which to you appears justifiable, and he de mands the execution of some law which, though not screening the guilty, may satisfy the ends of justice. And why should not the treaty with the United Slates be observed in every case ? Do not the laws of Spain pnnish those who attempt to subvert the axistin* government ? Are not her oivil magistrates sufficiently sealous and interested in aarryin* them through, and entrusted in the absence a11 J?ry with discretionary power which *Y .?? our ?ourt?? Why then not be satis fied with sueh powerful means, if the object is to punish the really guilty ? Lastly, I see no difference between native bern and naturalised citisens sustainable under Spanish laws. It is stated en this point in the dictionary of Esoriche, which Is a standard work, that a man cannot have two countries; and it is surely on the same prinoi pie that American jurist have successfully oontended that, while the legal term should be allowed o run before a naturalised oitisen may exercise the politioal privileges attached to his new character, the protection of the law both at home and abroad becomes his right from the moment be renounces his native allegiance; otherwise he would be left without country or protection. L P P April 14, 1855. V* Uur respected and able antagonist who hag favored us with this second communication, hardly does justice to our position. We have not oontended for an abrogation of the rights of American citisens abroad On the contrary, though believing that Estrampes had not a flhaduw of rifht to Uo,joo of Uo?.rrm.Dt, j falrt, ot frMUd )w, l?*e oon<j earned tke eeM1e of the Ooreromeot la Idle cue. 0,lu the Amerieon viee consul to be present at bia trial, they were bound, we take it, to give him the benefit of the prote: tive clause of the treaty. Yet, under the oiieumatancea, we did not, and do not think that this Goverrment can make ?aoh a point against Spain in the case, as oer-' tainly would be made if it wu clear that Ea trampes wu an American oitisen, and it waa Dot certain beyond shadow of doubt that ha went to the Island to fillibcster there. Though, aa our oorreapodent aaya, no fillibns tera are at this time maaaacreing old women and children on the Ialand, and they are not aeen on the field of battle or on the high seas, it ia well known to all that had the Administration been less faithful to their obligation to enforce our neutraUty laws, suob would not have been the caae. It haa required extraordinary exer tion a on the part of the President to prevent Eatrampea and thoae acting with him from re enacting the Lopei expedition. He and they were evidently seeking to do in Cuba about that for wbioh Aburthnot And Ambriater were hung without jury in thia country. Though public opinion in the United States, haa slnee justified Jaok son thoroughly in hanging thoae men. the op aition party of that day pronounced it a gross violation, indeed, of the iigh'3 of England and the principles of oivil liberty and hu manity. While we have no better opinion of Cencha and his acta than eur correspondent expresses, we nevertheless take a common aenae view of the case in point. He was play ing for power (of b'a Government,) and life, and took the liberty of dealing as summarily with E*trampes on getting him into bis clutohes, as Eatrampea would probably have dealt with him had he (E ) and hia brethren laid their handa on him?Conoha. Emilie Girardin?one of Louis Napoleon'a editorial mouth piecea, in a late pamphlet bold ly broaches a new idea through which te bring about a peace. Admitting in effeot the impea sibility of indncing Russia to conaent, fcr the fake of peace, to the demolition of the fortifl catiors of Sebastopol, without which the allies cannot quit the field, exoept in eternal dis grace, he coolly proposes that the allies oon Bent to the demolition of Gibraltar (!!!) and intimates that sach are the terms on which the Emperor will eventually fall baok. England, it will be perceived, is to beoalled on to make all the sacrifice, and that, too for the benefit ot Franoe rather than Russia! The broaching of this idea seems to have given all all England an ague fit, the teeth of the press of the reslm being evidently chattering, from Land's End to John O'Groat's hence. Concha ? Arrest of Dr. Peck.?The news of the arrest of Dr. Pc:k, a New York dentist in Cuba, who went there for his health and was practicing hia profession when seised, is thought to be creating no little excitement to-day in offioiel oircles here. Unless we are greatly miataken, our Government ia firmly of the be lief that Dr. Peck had in no way whatever compromised himself in the affairs of the i-land. The fact that np to the departure of the lest mall from Havana, Concha had re fused to give any explanation whatever of the causes of this arrest, of ooarse serves to in orease the excitement here, Conoha, indeed, seems bent on loading on the camel'a back of Ameiican patience, the feather whioh ia to break it; and with it, our present relations wi'h Spain; We have a letter icom Havana by this last arrival whioh intimates that the American engineers employed in Cuba, who are quite numerous, are preparing to leave the island in consequence of the danger of arrest to w*iich they are subject simply because they are Americans. Their withdrawal will be a se rious injury to the business interests of the island. An Unmitigated Roorback ?The oonduotors of the New York Pott have, by aome informa tion or other, been made to believe that Sec retary Guthrie has wilttsn to a fiiend or friends in Kentucky to be eautioua in their business, as war with Spa'n ia inevitable, A:., Ac. We have to Bay that the atory ia made of whole cloth, as Mr. G. has written to no one whatever any thing out of whish the most in genious profesbionsl fabricator of roorbacks could even plausibly draw any auoh conclu sion. We trust, for the sake of the business interests of the country, that the press will promptly republish this oontradio ion. SUU Another Roorback.?The story that the War Department is oonoentrating large numbers of trcops in Florida is worse than ridisulous. No troops have been ordered there since December last, when the con dition of the Governm<>nt'a Indian relations in that quarter made it necesaary to add to the number for years kept there, up to that time, by the addition of two companies of artillery. Since then, none othera have been ordered to that quar'sr, nor is there any ilea now enter tainod ef sending more to Florida. It is im* possible that we can be deceived ia the signs from whioh we gather this impression. Oar Hew Minister to Spain ?The Hon. A. C. Dodge reaohed Washington last night, and is to-day engaged at the Executive Mansion and State Department in receiving final in structions, As., preparatory to taking his 0nal departure on bis mitsion to Madrid. It will be impossible for him to get off on the Bteamer to sail on the day alter to-morrow. He will, in all probability, sail in the next after that date. He leaves Washington for New Yerk in the oourse of the current week. Clerical Appointment*.?Mr. Daniel T. Jenks, of Pennsylvania, has been appointed to a first class ($1,300 per annum) olerkahip in the Penalon Bureau, and Meeara. Robert P. Kerriaon, of Pennaylvania, and John K. Dun gliaon, of California, t o similar elerkships in the General Land Office. The Court of Clnims.?All three of the judges of thia tribunal are now in Washington, Judge Lumpkin, of Ga., having finally con cluded to accept the peaition tendered to him by the President. They are expectod to or ganise formally on or about Thuraday next. Applications for Bounty Land ? i here were 20,700 applieationa for bounty land under the law of the last session received at the Pension bureau last week, not 24,700 as printed in yesterday morning's Union, To-day there ws3 a larger number ef appli cations for lands under the new law received at the Pension bureau than ever before in n day?between seven and eight thouaand! To Expedite the Ohtaiunent of Land War rants?Some pereona applying for land war ranta are in the habit of writing on thesubjeot to the Secretary of the Interior Department, or to the Commissioner of the General Land Office Now this is all wrong, serving merely to delay the consummation of their wishes. Saeh letters should always be addressed to the Commissioner of Pensions, otherwise delay occurs, as after a time they eventually find their way to his office. A tlerics 1 Appointment?W. W. Selden, of the Distiiot of Colnmbia, hfs been ap pointed to a lft class clerkship (91.MO per an* nam,) in the office of the Treacnrer of the the United States, in the pit* of A. B. Cist ton, promo* 3d Clerical Appointments in the Pension Bu reau-?Hugh F. Peters, of Oonneotieut, ap pointed to a first-class clerkship. Salary $1,200 per annnm. Wm E. Patten, of Wisconsin, to a first-class lerkahip?not Palton, as printed in yesterday's Union. The Current Operations of the Treasury Department.?On Saturday, the 14th April thers were of Treasury Warrants entered on the books of the Department? For paying Treasury debts $3,490 62 For the Customs 170,693 31 For covering into the Treasury from Lands 0,168 05 For covering into the Treasury from customs. 16,261 66 For covering into the Treasury from miscellaneous souroes.... 2 62 For the War Department 101,711 31 For the Interior Department 10,151 39 For repaying for the Interior De partment 287 64 PERSONAL. ....Honorable J. A. Peden, resident Min ister of the United States to the Argentine Kepublio, was received by the President, and introduced to his ministers and a number of distinguished oitisens at Buncos Ayxee, on the 1st of December. Mr. Peden was presented by the Minister of Foreign Relations and, having handed in his credentials, addressed the President, assuring him of the extreme friendship which the government and people of the United States entertained for the insti tutions and inhabitants of the Argentine Re public. The President replied, reciprocating all the official good wishes of our minister. .... Capt. Gerry of the missing sloop-of-war Albany, supposed to have foundered in a hur ricane, was, it is said, a son of the late El bridge Gerry, of Marblehead, one of the sign ers of the Declaration of Independence, a Governor of Massrohusetts., and Vioe Presi dent of the United States. ....Gerrit Smith, ot Petersboro, and Be riah Green, of Whitestown, and a few other spirits of that oiler, have lately been holding a meeting of several days at Oswego, to adopt measures to break up all old religious denom inations and organisations, and build up a new system of their own, to take the plaoe of every other. ....His Excellency, Gov. Medill of Ohio, paid his respects to his Hon. Mayor Wood, of New York, on Thursday, and was met by a oordial reception The Governor expressed his high appreciation of the unprecedented course pursued by the Mayorsinoe his inaug uration, and assured his Honor that he was the most popular man out of the mountains, and that nearly every lady in the State of Ohio was almost dead in love with him. ....Mr Green, the reformed gambler, is speaking in Iowa, upon his favorite topic. ....Qeorge E. Baker, of Williamsburg, well known as the editor of the Life and Writ ings of Wm H Seward, for whom he has acted as private secretary, has also received the ap pointment of private secretary to Gov. Clark. ....The Gove, nor of Maryland has ap pointed Wm. D. Bowie to be a Major General in the place of Gen. John Mathews, deceased, and Colonel Walter Mitchell t? be Brigadier General, in the place of Wm. D. Bowie, pro moted. ....Senator Jesse D. Bright and Lieut. Gov. Willard, of Indiana, are stopping at the Astor House. ....Dr. F. Mallory has been re elected president of the Norfolk and Petersburg rail road. .... Senators Wilson and Sumner, of Mas. sachusetts, are to be two of the orators at the May celebration of the Anti-Slavery Society in New York. .... A meeting of the friends of Dr. Peck, recently arrested at Trinidad, in Cuba, was heid on Saturday night, in New York, and a committee appointed to proceed to Washing ton, and lay the case before Government. .... Hugh Harris, a soldier of the revolu tion, died at Jonesbero', Tennessee, on the 13th of February, at the extraordinary age of one hundred and ten years. From California. The steamer Northern Light arrived at New York yesterdsy morning from San Juan, with $170,900 in spe3ie on freight, consigned as fol lows: Wells, Fargo A Co., $50,000; Dexel A Co , $50,000; Watson A Son $10,000. Capt. Brent, of the U. S. army, oomes a pas senger. The revolution in Central America is not suppressed. General Munos heads the revo lutienary party, who expeots shortly to be largely reinforced by Col. Walker's emigrants from California, 150 of whom sailed from San fcrancisoo about the middle of March. Walker and a large number of followers were secretly proparing to follow in two ships already char tered for the purpose. It was expected that Munos would effect important obanges in Cen tral American affairs, especially in Nioaragua. The dates by this arrival from San Fran cihco are to the 28:h ult., the same as brought by the steamer Prometheus at New Orleans. At San Franoisoo there was bnt little im provement in the financial affairs. The miners wore doing well, but very little gold was own ing forward in oonseqaence of the scarcity of coin. The Kern river miners have been disap pointed in their expectations, and they were returning disgusted with the enterprise. Meigs, the forger, is reported to be living near Taloahuana in Chili. An invoioe of cigars valued at $80,009, smug gled into San Franoisoo bad been seised there. Business generally at San Francisco was languid, and there was but littfe change in prices The ship Morning Light and the bark Sam uel Merritt, from Philadelphia, arrived at Sas Franoisoo on the 4th ult. Tns Massachusetts (Know Nomine) Lbgislatirb on Fobbiobbbs.?In the Sen ate of Massachusetts, very reoently, the follow ing amendment to the constitution was adop ted by a vote of 28 yeas to one nay, all told : "No person shall be elegible to any office under the constitution of this commonwealth, unless he shall be by birth a oitisen of the United States." The following amendment, relative to the right of suffrage, was passed by a vote of 28 yeas to 6 nays: "No person shall be entitled to a vote in any election in this commonwealth, unless he shall be by birth a citizen of the United States, exoept persons of foreign birth who shall have been duly and legally naturalised before the adoption of this amendment." LiyuoR Law.?The leading hotels of New York City have decided, in view of the en forcement of the oppressive Liquor Law to raise the prices for .board to three dollars per day, oomtnonc'ng on Monday next The ef fects ot this "high tariff" will be to drive a large portion of the travelling publio to bous es kept on the "European plan." Tan Poolb Murdcb?The argument on the motion to admit the accessories of the Poole murder to bail, was oontinued in New York on Saturday. Their counsel stated that he had reoeived a letter from Baker admitting the murder of Poole, bnt thst ho had dene it in self defeneo ALEXANDRIA CORRESPONDENCE. Preaching Yesterday?Landing of the Pil. ?Leeturt by a Lady ? Amusm'nts Po-night?Pith Albxajtdma, April 16, 1865. Notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather, yesterday, ear churches were fully attended. At morning service |Q the Metho dist Episcopal Church, Pab-tah-se-ga, a mis sionary Indian, preached. In the evening, at the Methodist Episoopal Church soath, a large congregation listened with interest to an in-1 teresting discourse by the Rev James A. Dun oan before the-Young Men's Christian Associ ation. The pulpits of the other ohurchei were li pasto lety t will unite in* considerable numbers with the I filled by their pastors The Young Catholics Friends' Society here District association in celebrating the landing of the Maryland Pilgrims at St. Mary's. We learn that one of the steamers will stop here I on its way, and take off all who desire to par tie! pate. This evening, at S o'clock, Ann Preston, M. >., opens a course of six lc -lures on the laws T lite, and the means of preserving health. First lecture free to gentlemen and ladiee?the remainder open to ladies only at $1 for the oourse Mr. R H. Miller will acquaint those interested with all farther particulars. This subject has engaged muoh attention among the ladies of other cities, and we are glad to an nounce this opportunity to the ladies of Alex andria. Fish are ooming up slowly, and selling at ] the wharf at f 12 per hundred for shad; her ring $8 60 per thousand. Ami I*oii Manco ?By an arrival at Charleston from Havana, we learn that the British steamer Clyde arrived there on the 8th inst. in six days from Vera Crus, bringing advioes six days later than those by way of New Orleaai Everything indioates the speedy fall of Santa Anna. Morero's disaffection and subsequent capture and execution were all fabulous, got up to entrap Alvarei. Col. Bires was recently discomfited at Ca jores, and his whole regiment dispersed by the revolutionists; those attempting to recross Popagango river were drowned. Got Maximo Ortes, whilst on the marob from Itchinean to Tehuantepec, fell into an ambu-cada, and his whole foroe of six bun dred were nearly annihilsted. The accounts from the south are favorable to the cause of the revolutionists. Alvarei is superior in Guerrera, and the opinion is uni versal that Santa Anna will be obliged to fly. It is also evident that the Allied Powers have stimulated the Mexioan internal commotions to bring Mexico on the other side and identify her witn Cuba. D1BD. On the 14th instant, SOPHIA LITTLE, relict of the late Israel Little, in the 69th year of her afe. On the 15^h inst.. nt 7 o'clock p. m., HARRIETT R J. THOMPSON, the widow of the late J. E. W. | Thompson. Mother, thy lingering head is at rest, Thy thinking and asking is o'er ; Thy quiet immovable breast Shall be heaved by affliction no more. The frirnds and acquaintances are respectfully re quested to attend her funeral from her late resi dence on E ?-treet, between 12th and 13ih street*, on Wednesday, the 10th instant, at 3 o'clock p. m. ? On the 14th instant, after a short illness, JOHN T. BALL, (lale a clerk in the Patent Office,) in the 42d year of his age The funeral will take place to morrow, at 10 a. m , at hi? late residence on Maryland avenue east, between 6th and 9(h streets. Relations and friends are invited to attend. * On the 14th instant, after a short illness, Mrs. MARY ANN LIGHTFOOT. in the 29th year of her ago, wife of John W. Lightfoot. to SAav. Tis sad, sweet Mary, to part from thee, More sad :han words can tell; To give thy form to m mory, To breathe a last forewtll; How long thy every thought aBd tone Of mine have been a part, And now to tread life's part alone, Oh, well may break my heart! M. D.* THE PUILODEMIC 80CIETY OF "Georgetown College.?Notice is bereby given that there will be a meeting of the Philodemic Society of Georgetown College on THURSDAY, the 19th inetmt, at 5 p. m., at which the non resident members are respectfully requested to be present. HARVEY BAWTREE, R C. COMBS, SCOfT B SMITH, ap 16?3t* Committee of Correspondence. v a ATTENTION, PRESIDENT'S MOUNT ?L >-d Guard.? Each and every member of the Corps are hereby notified to attend a f ? special meeting of the Company TUES DAY EVENING, the 17th instant, at 7 o'clock. By order of the Captain : J. McCUTOKING, ap 16?2t 8 *cretary. a-3~>~,THE BOON RIFLES BEG LEAVE TO k2> inform their friends and the public gene rally that they inttnd giving a Grand Pic Nic and Excursion to the White House on WEDNESDAY, | tfK 23d of May. Particulars in future adverLsement ap 13?3t ,NOTICE?ALL PERSONS INTEREST _ ed in the Annual Assessment of taxable . property in the city of Washington for the year 1855 are hereby informed that the Board of Appeals will be in session in the A<*essors' Room, in the City Hall, on WEDNESDAY, the Hth, from 9 a ui to 3 p. in., and will continue in session from day to day (Sundays excepted) during the same hours for the purpose of hearing and deciding upon all appeals until the 26th instant, inclusive. T. F. HARKNESS, Secretary of the Board of Appeal, apr 10?dt26th IOST.?ON FOURTEENTH STREET, a Gold j J Ring, with a white single stone set in it The person who will return it to Mr. HARBAUGH, at his Drug Store, corner of Seventh and G sts., shall | receive $10 reward ap 16 - 8t* OG LOST.-tlO REWARD WILL be pail 'or the recovery of a Pointer Dog, months old, liver color, white spot on the 'Wn breast, answers to the name of Dick ff ^ Lost ou Friday evening last, in street between Pennsylvania and Missouri avenues. The owner's name is on the collar. Apply at Mrs. Spnges, Missouri avenue, between 34 and sts. ap 16?3t fc - - I STRAY ??Came to the subscriber, on the 13 h , I l_j instant, a small buffalo red and white ^??a^ OW. The owner will please come for-WS* owner will please come for ?? ? ??? vwaiic "" "T "JD ^ ward, pay charges, and take his property.S^m Enquire of E. BROOKE ECKERTON7 ap 16?2t* Farm, near tbe city. Extra fine gold vest, fob, and Guard Chains, Seals, Lockets, Ac?Just received a vari?d assortment of the above. We invite particular atiention to our unusually large assortment of fine gold Lockets, superior to any heretofore offered, suitable for miniatures, Ac. M. W. GALT A B^O., Jewekrs, 394 Pa. av., between 9th and 10th sts. ap 16?3t ' , ANNUAL MEETING-SHAD BAKE. ^ ^ The opening of the White House AfifiKfiPavilion for the season, will oome off on WEDNESDAY, April 16. Gentlemen having tickets of invitation will take them to the boat. The boat leaves Washington at 10 a. m. Coaches leave Browns' Hotel at 9Jtf a. m. Coach will be at 'he boat on her return. By order tbe Committee, ap 16?2t NUMBERS FROM 1 TO 0. FLABARRE, corner of Tenth and C sts , who a is a practical manufacturer in metal, has an assortment of Silvei plated NUMBERS of various patterns Ue will make numbers for houses, hotels pews in Church*, and for backs, to suit all tastes, and is confident at the low price they will bn uude that it will suit the purchaser. ap 16? liu "soda WATER, SODA WATER ! CGAUTIER has just erected in his establish * meut a fountain of verv superior Soda Water* which for its delicious and medicinal qualities it far ahead of auy beverage ever before inlroduoed. He would call particular attention to the supenoi quality and variety of his sirups, which are all made join the pure fresh fruit, and not from any ?f the acids now in common use, which are always more or les? deleterious to the stomach. C. GAUTIER, ap 16?eotw gBt Pa avenue. NEW MILLINERY. "VflSS THOMPSON has just received another ivX invoice of those fashionable Ciupe and sgT Bilk HATS, fiom New York. Those ladnsMMf) who failed to supply themselves at oar lastjfW opeaing are now offered a nether opportunity, and would d > well to call early and have the Am selec nons, as we ate selling tbvni off rapidly. Orders solicited and promptly executed. HUTCHINSON a MUNRO, ? Pennsylvania avenue ? ap 16?d2w (Intel eo6t) ' A mn win Mint i PBOPLB'i THKATRK, LATK VARIETIES. First Bight of M'LLfi toE, principal dan?*use from the Pari*, Madiid, Vienna, and London ih??tr" fir?L*irt? ?f mons. wifeiiorr, tb?' rrwoi'M Trfpfwlwan, fiom the ran*. Ma drid, Virata, and London theatre*. _ THIS EVENING will He presented the petit drama LOVE IN HUMBLE LIFE. After w.ucta. the ballet pantonine of the WA1PH or THE CHASE. The Nymph, Mile 7,oe. Beppo, Mona Wleshof To be followed by the farce of the IRISH TITOl. To conclude with the celebrated dance of ' LA ZINGARILLA, By Mile Zoe and Mon . Wie?boff. ap 1#?It* OPERA A PR! QUE. THE KDNKELB AT ODD FELLOWS' HALL, On MONDAY and TUESDAY EVENINGS, Ap*il lfith and 17th, which will positively ba their FAREWELL IITBRTAIIHEITS. Door* open at 7 o'clock, commence at 8, and eaa clude by 10 JOHN T. FORD, Agent. 49- On WEDNESDAY EVENING, April 10th, the K?nkels will perform at Odd Fellows' Hail, Navy Yar.i; an.i oo Thursday Kvening, the 10th, at Metropolitan Ha I, Richmond, Va. ap )9~6t All ktra5oir? vim ing the City should nee Hunter** Cata logue of the Cuno?itje? of the Paten! Office. Also, hi* Description of Powell's Great Picture, feb 93 ?Jm* rfffi MILLINERY. TO THK LADIES. WHEELER beg* hM to fa* the ladies of Washington and M^^ith vicinity, that she will ? p- n. Moo __ **day, at her residence, No 37 4 k st, ?outh of Pa. avenue, a variety of MILLINERY, consisting of the latest style of Bonnets, wbich ?be w II itell at very low prices. Ladies will find it to their advantage to give her a call. All orders executed at the ahortest notice. She has several fine rooms for rent a!s?o. ap 14?3t* NEW SPRING STYLE OF HATS AND BONNETS. EVANS, Pa avenue 936, between TwelMi and Thirteenth streets, UMlay introduces the new Spring style of HATS, a new and heauti :u! article ; and also the new style of FlenbledlK yats and Gentlemen's Cap*. To accommodate ifcT1 Ladies, and whose aironage be respectfully solicits, he baa H|Pconnected with hi* bu.-int the xale of BON ^itfcVETB, both Straw and Silk, together with Ribands in all their varieties. His assortment is ex* ten?ive, and will be sold for at least a third less than similar a<ticlea can now, or have heretofore been, procured in this market. ap 14? lw PARLOR GRAND PIANO. SINCE his late advertisement, the subscriber bas received five more square , Pianos, and one Parlor Grand Piano. which again complete hi4 usual larire and elegant assortment. - _ _ He invites the attention of the public to the Par lor Grand Piano, the pertect duplicate of the one recently received and immediately so.d, thus disap pointing many jiersons wbo desired to see it. This novel instrument, invented and Just perfected by the celebrated Chick< ring h Sons, combines all the qualities of touch and tc-ne that an anist requires and a grand piano affords; yet, by its compact and elegant form, it is perfectly adapted ro the parlor. It has elicited the highest encomiums from the first Pianists in the country, and the great demand at tests its popularity. His stock of square Pianos embrace? magnificent Louis XIV) central and square instruments, of ever scale and style, from the old and unrivalled factory of Chickering 6l Sons, Boston, and from other approved Boston and New Yrrk manufacto ries. The subscriber can and witl sell Piano* low er than they can be bought *n the factories and brought bfre. Second band Pianoa taken in part payment. Always on band a comp etc stock of Guitars. Flutes, Violins, lie. New Music constantly received. KICHAKD DAVIS, Pean. avenue. apr 14?3t PATENT LAWS AND the Patent < Kfict; or, a Guide to Iaventora and a bo->k of reference for Judges, Lawyers, Magistrates, and others, with appendix, bv J. G. Moore, author of The Hectric Telegraph, ?ic. Westward Ho! The Voyages and Adventures of ?>rAmydii Leigh, Knight, by Charles Kinsley The Night Lamp, by John MactarianeTl) D Howard Grey, a story for boy* Visits to European Celebrities, by Wm B Sprague O D, with autographs of distinguished men The Miscellaneous Works of the Rev. Matthew Henry, V D M, containing numerous serm>ns and papers now first printed from the original manu script?, 2 oct*.vo vols, ?4 History of the Bible, from the Creation of the ???fid, by John Fleetwood, D D, with engravings. GRAY k BALLANTV14E, *P ^?3t 498 Seventh street. LOST?1 his morning in going to market I lost on Seventh street, between E and the maiket house, my pocket-book, containing $35 in money, being in two $5 notes, two ?5 gold pieces, and the balance in nnail gold. Any one finding the same and leaving it at the Star office will be suitably rtwarded. JOHN C. ATZERODT. Ape 14?3t* M Washington Citt, D. C., April 14,1855. R. EDITOR: You will oblige us bv correcting . that error which appeared in the' American irgan. coucermng the African Methodist Episcopal Church. It says the Methodist Episcopal Confer ence meets in this city on the 14th instant. Now the African Methodist Episcopal Conference takes place in Baltimore City on toe 96th instant. In behalf or the Official Board of Israel Church ?pr 14?'it* pHILDRKI'g HCRIERTC?A1R|, Rockinc Horses, Jumping Ropes, Rolling Hoods [ 4 c'? * s*,e at LAMMOND'S, 7th at ap 14?3t TK? I^IAR* REWARD?Lost, on , * heiween Willard*' Hotel and one miy Hall, a Portemoncaie, containing three notes drawn by John H. and A. W. Kitkwood in tavor of Wm. T. Dove, and by me endorsed, 915S ? .ach; one note drawn by Zephaniah Jone-, aioo iTvwS T y* endorr" j ? ??*?, drawn iy_ ilfiam T. Hook, in mf favor, for &54: several SSLTSi-? T? "ot The aEE T? P uP?n the return of the paper? WM. T. DOvIl 'rKZ,?P ^LAIi8 R* W A HU.-Wber^, lit s. v^n *nd R- Parham f,aUB lo h?? left s.ven Framed Engravings in mv store white I mTJ thp',fh0n'y.h0Ur' and a" **** Wl" not describe to roe the three that are missing. 1 will pay the above K iTaSrf information in regard to them, or ror tne reiarn of them if anv one bas received the Prancd Engravings in question from the said Pen per, Parham, or myself; rep ?u ALFRED HUNTER, ap 14~** Next to A,lam*' Kx^rw. BAsei*8T?i? sforB imrPtrTair, comer 0/ Pa. ?r. and LUvr-Uk wtr-H, Sole Agency for ir .cHIL80N, GOULD It OO '8 "arming apd Ventilating Apparatai, r. H? *? CO.'S (Ol Boston) IniGn Double-Oven rooking fiange, L- MOTT'S (of New York) INVINCIBLE DOUBLE-OVEN RANGE. P^,?r' (^,,:uuh*'r and Dining Room S | OVEfl WARP-^tlillfc ?rai'dn.Enam,',,ed ,ron HOLLOW USS, WARE All of which will be sold at the lowest rwmiKi w,u' ">e?^ $Y?3r"" ?? " *** '??* to wmltk "Jt I t'^1 ?f HiU * ??I X with a New York Hm i " ?"*'|CP??ents worth from to ?4 ?'' mrnfhj ft ahleHatatfc^O r * g*?od fashK a Alao, ** f ?*> ^ than thev have hw, ?. ' "?** advance P.rmt l heen here W'n* sold in this titv CAPH vry l"w ?ysLm mull S purchase i ; U"'* ?ha five ner rent Kleea to tw enty P*r " an offset for bad debts. (form. t ANTHONY, l?or many years in the employ of Todd ?pu-*c<"

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