Newspaper of Evening Star, April 30, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of Evening Star dated April 30, 1855 Page 2
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EVENING STAR. W \SHINGTON CITY: *OWT)AY \FTZB*OjS ..April 30 3T7" ADvi*nsM?KTS should be banded in by 12 o'clock. M., otherwise they ma? not appear until the next day. AGEIfTV FOE THE 8TAE The following persons are authorised to contract for the publication of adver tisements in the Star: Philadelphia?V. B. Palm*, N. W. corner of Third and Chestnut streets. New York?S. M. Psmwonj. & Oo., Nassau street. Boston ? V. B. Palmu, Scollay a Building. Messrs. Rdtno k Colvik, of Char lotte, N. 0., are fully authorised to re ceive subscriptions to the Daily and Weekly Star, in Uye States of North and South Carolina. OF THE MOilN 150 PRMd The Union ohides the Infelligencer for seating its conservatism upon the cause of Spain, while the Greeks are at its own doors in the shape of new lights, seeking through acts of State legislatures, to overturn the con stitution of the United States, saying ''Genuine conservatism is the noblest patri otism It is a vigilant as well as a virtuous principle. It never waits to be invited to the defenc/ef the country, bat promptly strikes for the right. There is, indeed, a spurious conservatism that exoelsin timidity, plausibil ity and hypr*orlsy, palter forever in a double sense, and delighting only in the little trioks of the partisan But this imposture is as dif ferent from the direot and outspoken spirit that is always watahful and always true, as the day is from the night. There is darkness upon the face of the lRid, anddange in the aspec's of the future, and we stand in the midst of perils that should pot every patriot constantly on bis guard Alarming doctrines rule the hour. Bad tr.en boast of their influence over the public* mind. In all the gloomy trials of the past, there never was a day when anar ckioal idea?, corrupt area, and wicked sohemes have appeared more conspicuous in opposition to established rights and institutions. We see some of the States deliberately defying the most solemn laws of the land We see others flouting the federal constitution as so much waste 7 aper * * ? ? "Has the Intelligencer really no opinions which it may frankly give to the world on the subject of the present crusade against adopted oitiaens? Has it no words of grief at the prostitution of the leaders of the old Whig party, in lending themselves to infuriated demagogues and fanatical bigots ? At least this spectacle should arouse the 4 noble ire' of the Intelligencer One or both of the editors of that paper were born in a foreign land; and is it possible, when they see that their own party has gone into a movement to de grade and disfranchise all su?h as themselve*, that they will not speak out, at least to vindi cato themselves, if not to warn others? They have two good reasons impelling them to ao tiou: first, that of rescuing the Whigs from the new disgrace which thij new metamorpho sis is imposing upon them ; secondly, that of acquitting themselves from the reproach of submitting to insolent and arrogant assump tions in the name of the party they have ?erved so long." * * # u We submit to the J/itelligtncer whether this is not a fair field for its investigation. We submit that the *? Greeks are at oar own doors " We suggest that the filibusters are not after Caba. bat seeking to undermine the constitution?that the foe we have moet to fear is not the foreigner, but the persecutor of the foreigner?aud that the laws of nations are not in half as much danger from our own peo ple as are the laws of our own country. We invite the Intelligencer to the good work It ? task practicable?a field ripe for the sic kla? a great disease for a conservative cure? Will it act ?" The Union also indignantly deprecates the Maine liquor law a; being uDjust, unwise and unconstitutional. The Intelligencer sets the publie right as to the true position of a Secretary of Legation towards the minister of the government by which he himself is sent abroad. The editor quotes the following on the subjeot from a Philadelphia paper: ?? There occurs twice In Mr. Soule's letter an expre'sion which is calculated to do injus tice to Mr. Perry, whose true position in re spect to Mr. Soule should be known to the publie. Mr Soule speaks of Mr Perry as 44 my Secretary of Legation and thence in fers ingratitude, treason, and espionage from that geaUeman's correspondence with his gov ernment. Mr. Perry was in no possible man ner Mr Soule's Secretary cf Legation. Mr Perry had a commission from the President, SV and tritk the advice and consent of the enate, appointing him Secretary of the Uni ted States Legation ut Madrid. Mr. Soule's commission came from the same source; and no matter who might have been the Minister, Mr Perry would still be the Secretary of Le gation, until recalled or until his resignation, without any sort ot reference to Mr. Soule. I knew that it is very much the habit of the United Spates Ministers abroad to speak of the Secretaries of their Legation as " my Stcrfta y but they have no authority for the use of such an expresrion Besides, in Mr Soule's absence from Madrid. Mr Perry became Charge d Affairs ad interim, that is, de ficto Miniate-, and wholly and entirely in dependent of Mr Soule " And adds : 44 This, we conceive presents a correct view of the case, aad of the rights, responsibilities, and nature of the office of Secretary of Lega tion. We will add to it only what Vattel lajs down on the ?%me subject, and then leave the matter to the judgment of the reader. In Vattela Law of Naiions, section 12J, is the following passage: '* The Ambassador1 s Secretary is one of his demesnes; but the Secretary of th* Em bassy holds his commission from the Sovereign himself, which makes him a kind of publie Minister, enjojing in his own right the pro tection of the law of nations aad the iinmuni. ties annexed to hiecflce, independently of the Ambassador, to whose orders he is indeed but imperfectly subjected, sometimes not at all. and always in such degree only as their oom mon master has been plessed to ordain.'" The Intelligencer also says : The Madrid correspondent of the Paris Svtle, under date of the 6th instant, commu nicates the annexed statement, the entire cor rectness of which is rendered probable by the known truth of the last part of it relating to the eoaree of the President It will be grati ? jito the great majority of our readers: ? The Government has received oommuai catioLs of a very recent date from the Repre sentative of Spain at Washington. The Min fhimself on the good intentions of the Lnited States, and on the nature of his relations with the Washington Cabinet, whioh has again lust xe,terated to its agents in all the ports of the Union formal instructions to oppose every attempt at an expediUon against the island of Cuba ' 8 To Publishers of Newspapers A young man, being about te make the tour of Europe on foot, desires to make engage ments to write from there for the Amerioan press We know him to be a man of energy and perfect reliability, a shrewd observer of men and things, and a ready writer, and be> lieve that his observations on what he sees and hears on that side of the Atlantic, will prove very aeoeptabie to tue readers of any American newspapers We shall be happy to aos*er further inquiries concerning him for thoee who desire sack 1 - . WMH1MTW NEWS AID OOSSfpT Judicial Decisions?The New York Tri *w?w, in what iMmi to h to b* t labored effort to generate a popular impression that judicial decisions should reall y ha of ae mora weight than those of " Ton, Diek, and Har ry." upon point* of law, gravely vets down 1688, or about that period, as that of the m>m menoement of the practice of the English Judges of giving reasons for their opinions. The reading of the writer of the artfele in question is deeidedlj modern, It strikes us; in aomuch as it is well known to all versed in the history ef the English law courts, that re ports ?T cases tried in the reign of Henry III. era preserved, and to this day not uafreqaently quoted and otherwise referred to?thos going back to the year 1268, four hundred and twen ty-siz years before the earliest period set down by the Tribune's historian. The editor teems to be inclined to have points of law left in the eondition of points of the ology in those ohurches in whioh no authority exists aooording to their creed, whioh ranks as a Anal arbiter on all points of dootrinal faith, for all their believing members. In many ohurohes, particular theolegioal points of dif ference among the faithful have existed near* ly as long as the organisations themselves, and are being squabbled over at this time, as fiercely as a hundred years ago. One leading reason for the remarkable vitality and ubi quity of the Catholic Charoh?its power to maintain itself wherever the foot of oivilised man treads?is the invariable habit of its mem bers to regard as settled, not to be again dis pated over, all points of difference in faith that have been adjadioated by its highest (ec clesiastical) oourt. Those in business, however disputations they may be over points of religious dootrine, in variably desire to have questions of law finally settled; none evinoing greater anxiety to that end than those of the legal profession, who live by disputing law points for others If the ideas of the Tribune's editor prevailed, the legal opinions of judicial officers would be worth no more in the final settlement of human (business) affairs, than those of any smart dis putatious individual. We should have a nice time of it, indeed, in society, nnder such a state of circumstanoes, wherein no min's title to anything would be regarded worth sixpence, m -re especially if a smart lawyer practicing before a stupid, prejudiced, excitable, or cor rupt jury, undertook to seek it for another. In these times, when verdicts against law and evidenoe are now and then rendered, and *ben mobs undertake to set up a higher law than the Constitution and statutes of the United states, it id the duty of all really considerate citisens to frown down all suoh efforts as that of the Tribune. to bring the judiciary into pop ular contempt. An Important Regulation?We have more than onco taken occasion to protest against the praotice of speculation on the part of offl sers of the gevernment on the frontier, show, ing that it not only tends to generate an im proper discharge of the public duties of those 'o engaged, but to justify unjust and illegal conduct towards the Indians in others. The following circular, now being sent out from the Interior Department, bears out all we have said on the subject, and shows that as far as thoy oan do so. the practioe of speculation on the part of government employees is to be bro ken up by the present administration. We designed publishing this ciroular on Friday last, but have not been able to find room until to day. It will be peroeived that dismissal from office is clearly Intimated as the penalty of a violation of its provisions or their spirit after the date of the acknowledgment of its receipt: CIRCULAR TO TUB OFFICERS AND AGRNT8 OF TUB DEPARTMENT OF THB INTERIOR. Department op tbe Interior, ) Washington, April 26, 1855 } Sir : It view of the large number of bounty land warrants about to be issued by this De partmenc, under a recent law of Congress granting additional bounty land for military service, and the tendency to speculation whioh will thereby be engendered, I deem it proper to admonish the offloers and agents of this De partment of the impropriety ef their becoming interested in any such traffio. Dealing in land warrants or scrip, by officers of the General Government whose official posi tions give them advantages over private oiti tens?and few, if any, occupy positions which do not to a greater or less degree afford pecu liar privileges and offeroorresponding tempta tions?is an obvious abuse of official station; and even where the officer possesses no such unu sual facilities the suspicion of neglect of duty which private speculation raturally excites in the public mind ten<L* to destroy that eonfi denee which it should be the ambition ot every officer to oommand. While the praetiee, thus depreoated, mav not be generally and expressly inhibited by the striet letter of the law, it is in the estima tion of the Department, aj manifestly incon sistent with its spirit as it is improper; and with these views on the subject it is hoped and expected that no offloer or other employe of this Department, of whatever grade, wilt en gage in a pursuit which cannot fail to bring odium upon himself and the Government he represents ; and none who do will have cause of surprise or complaint at a withdrawal from them ot the confidence which induced their appointment Tou are requested to inform the Department of the date of the receipt, by you, ef this cir cular. Respectfully, 4c , Ac., R McClkllard, Secretary of the Interior. Imports and Exports ?Tbe following is a statement of the value of imports and exports of the United Btates during the yean ending June SO, 1851 and 1864, respectively; and, also, the imports and exports of gold and silver for the same periods : In the year 1858?Imports including spe cie. $267,978,647; exports, inoluding specie, $230.976,157; imports of gold aad silver, $4,201,382; exports of gold and silver, $27, 486 875. In the year 1854 ?Imports, including spe cie, $304 562,381; exports, including speoie, $278 241,064 ; imports of gold ana silver, $6,939 342;* exports of gold and silver, $41 , 281,504 t Exoess of imports over exports in 1853, (in eluding speeie) $37,002,490. Exeessof imports over exports in 1854, (in clading speeie) 26,321,317. Excess of exports of gold and silver over im ports in 1853, 23,386,493. Excess of exports of gold and silver over im ports in 1854, 34,$42,162. ? Including copper specie, 91*0.754, f Including copper specie, $34,204. An Arrest for Complicity in Forging Pen sion Papers in Fairfax County, Va?The Commissioner of Pensions has caused the arrest of Charles A. Arundel, of Fairfax County, Va., ou a charge of presenting a copy of an altered reoord of that county, the alteration being to bring the marriage of his mother wuhin the limit of time in which she would be entitled to the arrearages of pension paid to her (over $700) as the widow of a revolu tionary soldier It seems that the marriage took place in 1<94, when she would not have been entitled The reeord stood so ; and was > surreptitiously altered so as to -make it ap pear that the marriage took place in 1793 There te no question of the facts of the alter ation, which shows plainly enough when cloeely examined. The marriage certificate, or return on which the entry waa originally made, is preserved, and itself proves the forgery oharged, to hare been perpetrated. C. A Arundel was the attorney managing the ease, and presented the oertilloate of the correctness of the forged entry The Bureau olaims to hare evidence, we understand, proving that Arundel was aware that the marriage waa in 1704, not in 1793, and therefore presented the paper with a full knowledge ef its falsity. An United States deputy marshal of Virginia passed through this oity yesterday, with the prisoner in eharge, en route for Riehmond. While here, Arundel had an interview with the Com missioner, and profemed to be entirely ignor ant of the charge against him. Leave of Abeenoe?We hear that M. Sar tiges, the French Minister, and Baron Gerolt, the Prussian Minister accredited to this Gev ernment, contemplate visiting Europe soon, both having obtained leave of absenoe from Washington to that end. There are, by the by, but few foreign min isters now in this city, most of those stationed here being in New York and elsewkere at the north. Mr. Stcekel, the Russian Charge, went to New Tork a few days sinoe, rumor says to keep an eye upon English filibustering to get recruits for the Queen's Crimean army. Seizure of Diamond Kings?We learn that in tbe recent searoh in Boston harbor for the money stolen from a passenger on the Africa a pa ok age of twenty-six diamond rings, not entered on the ship's manifest, wasdiseovered, and was seised as being intended to be intro dnced without the payment of duties. They were in the possession of an Englishman named Salmon, a passenger. Building up the Public Lands.?The General Land Office have advices from their sabordi nates at the land offices in Plattsburg, Mo., in the extreme northwestern oorner of the State; f om which it appears that tbe receipts for lands there is now unprecedented in the history of the land transactions of the Govern ment in that immediate section of the Union. ? Light-Vessels and Light-Bouses on the Texas Coast and Louisiana ?We have seen a communication from an intelligent officer, jiving a glowing aooount of the oondition and present utility of the light-Rouses and light boats on the coast of Louisiana and Texas. There are cone on United States coasts better kept at this time, or answering the expecta tions of the navigator better. It will be reool iected that a year ago they were in bad con dition. The Portland, Me, Custom House, Marine Hospitals, Ac?The oontraot for the construc tion of the Portland Marine Hospital with Ford A Miller, of Fall River, Mass., having been executed several days ago, it is supposed that they have commenced the work. The oontract for the new custom house at Portland with Poland A Cummings, is supposed at the Treasury Department to have been signed by them on Friday last. Declared Off ?The ceremony of declaring the awards of the oontracts for carrying the mail* in the souther* section of the United States took plaoe this morning in the great hall (second story) of the Post Offiee Depart ment A large number ef contractors were present, and every thing went oif satisfactori ly and pleasantly. The Board of Land Commissioners at Vin cences, Indiana ?This board, for the settle ment of titles, oonvened under the act of July 27th last, is now fully organised and in active operation. John Law, Esq , of Indiana, is the Commissioner associated with the Register and Receiver. Revenue Cutter 8emce.?John Mason, Jr., has been appointed to a 3d Lieutenanoy in the U. S. R. M , and ordered to the revenue cut ter Joseph Lane, under orders for the West Coast, vice Auchinoloss, dismissed. Third Lieutenant Henry Key, has been or dered to the revenue cutter Joseph Lane. Removed ?This morning Mr. Josiah F. P./lk, of this city, was removed from his third olass ($1,600 per annum) clerkship in the office of the Second Auditor of the Treasury. Iht> Current Operations cf the Troasury Department.?On Saturday, the 28th April, 'her: wete of Treasury Warrants entered on the books of the Department? For the redemption of stock $11,207 37 Fur paying Treasury debts 300 00 For the Customs.79,773 88 For covering into the Treasury from customs................... 091,853 49 For covering into the Treasury from Lands 149,635 98 For covering into the Treasury from miscellaneous sources...? 866 60 For the ^Yar Department 67,383 42 For the Navy Department 37,665 23 For the Interior Department 25,420 29 PEBRONSIi. ....Hon, N. P. Banks, of Massachusetts, Know Nothing, member elect to the next U. S. House of Representatives, is urged as a can didate for tbe Speakership of that body. He presided with marked ability and oourtesy over the Senate of Massachusetts, and likewise over the late Constitutional Reform Conven tion of that State .... Gen Wm. O. Butler, of Kentucky, de clines the Democratic nomination for Con gress, and denounoes as a slander a report that he has any sympathy with the Know Noth ings. .... It is said that the Hon. Abbott Law rence, of Boston, is about to erect a oollege at Lawrence eity, Kansas Territory. .... Tbe Empress of the French has pre sented to the Empress of Austria a lace dress valued at about $40,000. The patterns were designed by the Frenoh Empress herself. .... Ex-President Fillmore is about to visit Europe. .... Mr. ClaA, a merohant of New Haven, Ct., shot Riehard White on the evening of the 28th instant; the crime being superinduced by Mr. White's marrying a Miss Bougart, to whom Clark was attaohed. The murderer has been arrested. ... Governor Reeder, of Kansas, arrived in New York on Friday, on his way to his family at Easton, Pa., intending to return to the ter ritory in the course of two months. ... .General James Shields of Hi., is now at St. Pauls, Minnesota. Tun Kimruy Exraomoa ?Cel. Kinney publishes a letter in the New York papers, expressing his oonfldenoe that his expedition cannot be delayed but for a few days in oonse quenee of the legal proceedings against him. He disclaims contemplating any violation of the neutrallity laws, saying that no prepara tions of a military nature have been made ; and that he has strictly oomplied with the in structions contained in Secretary Mercy's let tor to him. We shall see. [Prom the New York Post, of Saturday.] irrtst of Col Kinney?United State* Consul Indicted. Last ???nine, at half past six, Col H L. Kinney, while dining at hia hotel, the Metro Klitan, waa waited npon bj United Statee >puty Marshal Horton, with a beneh war rant for hife arrest, founded on an indiotment of the grand jury of the United Statea Diatriet Court. The indiotment ia understood to have originated with Attorney Qeneral Cashing, bat the names of the signers to the affidavits autho rising the prooeedings have not transpired ? The Colonel at onoe surrendered himself to the euatody of the Marshal, in whieh he remained for the night. At tho opening of the oourt this morning, Col. Kinney appeared to answer the Indiotment, whloh eharges him with fitting out a military expedition within tho United 8tatea. He an rweredto the oharge by hia counsel, Messrs Fanoher and Eager, and offered any bail whioh the coart might require, asking through his counsel an early trial of the oase The oourt, (Judge Hall, presiding.) ordered the prisoner to be disoharged from the banoh warrant, upon giving the reoognitanoe of himself and two sureties in the sum of $10,000; the sureties be. ing residenta of the distriot, and to justify be fore the United Statea Commissioner in the aum of $20,000 each. The Colonel then left the Court and pro oeeded before the Commissioner and gave the required bail. The second Monday in May waa assigned for the trial. The commanding appearance of the Colonel attracted mueh at tention in Coart, where a large number ol citisena were in attendance. The indictment and arrest, we understand, are based on the aixth seotion of the Neutral ity Aet of April 20,1818, whioh reads as fol lows : 44 If any person shall, within the territory or jurisdiction of the United 8tatos, begin to set on foot, or provide or prepare the means for any military expedition or enterprise, to be carried on from thence againat the territory or dominion of any prince or atate, or of any colony, distriot or people with whom the United Statea arc at peaoe, every person so offending shall be deemed guilty of a high misdemeanor, and shall be fined not exceeding three thousand dollara, and impriaoned not j more than three years " The Colonel, in bis present position, has no* lack of friends and sympathisers, who crowded the polioe station hoase all night, hardly al lowing him two hours' sleep before his ap pearanoe in oonrt He does not, however, ssem at all oast down, and expresses the greatest confidence in the success of his voy sge, whioh he thinks will be detained but a few days by the trial. Ho denies that he has violated the neutrality laws, attributing the complaints preferred against him of setting on foot a military expedition, solely to the faet that his colonists, like the emigrants to Kansas or California, may have choaen to go armed. The indictment in thia oase includes with Colonel Kinney, Mr Fabens, United States Consul at Nicaragua, who is absent at Wash ington, and relative to whom a bench warrant has been iaaued. Late and Important from Havana The steamship Isabel arrived at Charles ton, S C., on the 28th inat., bringing dates from Havana and Key West to the 25th. The correspondent of the Courier aaya a grand re view took plaoe at Havana on the 22d inat Commodore MoCauley oocupied a aeat in Gen. Concha's carriage Three Creole gentlemen were in prison, charged with beating four Spanish officers of] rank. Several of the Civil Quard are reported to have been a?sasinated in the streets. It was reported on the 24th that Commodore McCaulej had effected a settlement with Gen. Concha, of the difficulties between the United States and the Cuban authorities The Cour ier's correspondent, however, doubts this, be lieving that Qen Concha has no authority to treat The guards had all been withdrawn from the ship Thomas Church. Pinelo and Cadalgo embarked on the 22d for Spain. Gen Concha had invited Commodore Mo Cauley to a grand banquet. The Odd Fellows of Louisiana, cele brated, on Thursday, at New Orleans, the thirty sixth anniversary of Odd Fellowahip in the United States. An oration waa delivered by Hon John King, and an addresa by P. G. Master Albert Pike, of Arkansas. A grand faney and mask ball was given in the even ing. The total loss by the fire in Boaton, on Friday night, is estimated at not lees than $800,000. Insured in Boston for $250,000 to $300,000. The mutual offisea are the largeat losers, several of them having $50,000 involved The joint stock offices have mostly escaped with small losses. The buildings oonsumed were generally wooden onea. The clipper ahip Nonpareil, of Phila delphia, Captain Dunn, made the pasaage from the Capes of the Delaware to Liverpool Docks in thirteen days, equal to twelve daya from New York, or eleven from Boston?being about the fas teat pasaage on record. lyihe Ashville, (N. C ) Spectator Bays 44 that the Grand Jury of Buncombe county, at the late term of its Superior Court, under a oharge from Judge Sandera, made a present ment againrt the order commonly styled Know Nothinga, for conspiracy. ^WASHINGTON CITY BENEVOLENT Society.?The annual meeting of this So ciety will he held in the Hall of the Peiseverance Fire Company, on TUESDAY, May the 1st, at 1% o'clock p. m. As the election for officers lor the induing year take* placc, members will be punctual in their attendance. P. A. BYRNE, Sec. ap 30-at* ^FRANKLIN FIRE COMPANY?THE members of the above Company are re quested to be punctual in their attendance at a spe cial meeting to be held at the Hall THIS EVEN- j ING at 7* o'clock. R. E. DOYLE, President. GEO. R. CROS8FIELD, Secretary. ap 30?It A A WASHINGTON LIGHT INFANTRY-Yoa A A are hereby ordered to meet at your armory on W HI TO-MORROW, May ist, at 7% o'clock a. m. JL A with winter uniiorm, knapsack, and ohe daya pro virion. By order. II. RICHEY, O. S. A special meeting of the corp3 will be. held thia evening at 8 o'clock. np 30?It* MONTGOMERY GUARDS.?The monthly (meeting of the Guards will be held at Ilnrmo I ny Hall, on D street, WEDNESDAY EVEN .ING, May 8d, at o'clock. The attend ance of every man is expected ap 30-3t WM. O'SULLIVAN, 8ec. v ^ PRESIDENT'S MOUNTED GUARD, jHL Attention!?You will meet at the armory /BB) in fuM uniform, with accoutrement# in T TWcumpleU' order, for escort duty, on TUES DAY. May Int. at 2% o'clock. Promptness ia expected of every member, as the company wil take up the line of march, at 3 o'cl'k precisely. By order of Capt. J. Peck. ap 98?2t* W. H. HAYWARD, O S. ?NATIONAL GUARD, ATTENTION.?Yon are hereby notified to meet at your armory on TUESDAY MORNING, May 1st, at 8 o'cl'k, in (Oil uniform, with knapsack, for parade and target practice. By order of Capt. Tait. ap 28?2t? C. R. BISHOP, O. B. NOT ICE.- CONTRIBUTORS TO THE Ly fund for the erection of a Monument to the late Stewart,of the ill-fated Steamer Arctic, are requested to meet at the Counting room of the Union Office on MONDAY AFTERIfOON next, at 5 o'clock, for the purpose of selecting from among tfceir number a suitable committee to take charge of the funds and make all needful arrangements to car ry out the contemplated design. ap 37?3t ^~=>UN10N HOTEL, GEORGETOWN^An JCS? adjourned meeting of the shareholders ol the Union Hotel Company will be held at the Coun cil Chamber on MONDAY EVENING next, at 7U o'clock. Those shareholders who are una* le to attend will pleas* semi their proxies, as it is important every share should be represented. W. H. TENNEY, ) ESAU PICKER ELL, S-Trustee* A. II. DODGE, j apK td ' THE ESCORT-COMPANIES IN " tending to join in lb* e*con of the West era Hom Company, will meet at their respect ive Engine Hoqmi and proceed to the 'Is'l of ihe Western Rom Cn-wpany nn 90th street, at n*ctk ?. on The proos?ioo will then proceed hv ttM tot lowing route : From 98th street to K, up K *<reet to Pennsylvania arcnut, down Pa. avenue u> N. York avenue, up New York avenae to 7Ui, dwn 7 h to j E strest, down E to 5th down 5th to Louisiana av enue, fro? La avenue to Indiana arfnu*. down In diana avenoe to the Depot, return Tram Depot to N. Jersey avenue, (hence to the Columbia Engtn* House, from thence m Penn. ave to Georgetown ; un Bridge street to High, down High strevt to the Vigilant Engine House, from thence to their Hall. J. T. EDWARDS, ap 88?at* Sec- W. II. Co T 03T?On Seventh street, between the Patent M-A Office and H street thia moraine, a lady's Port monnaie, containing two ten dollar pieces and o .e five, a one dollar note, and some small chnnge. A suitable reward trill be given to any one returning it to the Bur office ap 30?It* ROTICE.?Th* trips advertised for Mount Vernon and ihe While 1 (shoaid the weather be stormy on Tuesday,) will be made on the next day, (Wednesday,) leav ing Washington at 9 a m, and returning at 4 p m ap 30?9t SAM'L GEDNEV. "P^^joSRXllmSricFTlTCFrEi^, | XV WATER COOLERS Ju?t received and for sale at lb? lowest cash pricea by the subscriber. JOS. L. SAVAGE, Sign of the Large Gilt Raw. Pa. avenue, between 10th and I lib sts. ap 30?3t SUPERIOR SODA WATER. IHE subscriber would most respectfully inform his former patrons, and the lovers of superior Soda Water generally, tint his founts are sca n in operation, and in order to keep up his well earned reputation of keeping the best SODA WATER and most delicious SIRLPSin the cit?-, is determined (if possible) to have it still belter than berstntore. O. B08WELL, Dtuggist, Comer Maryland av, and 7tb rt., Island, ap 90 - 1m Washington. BONNETS, FLAT8 AN? RIBBONS. WE have now on hand a very Inrge and central j assortment of Ladies' and Migs?'^^^. I BONNETS. Children's PLATS, Boya' anrl^B Men's HATS. HV Also, a handsome assortment of Bonnet and Cap Ribbons, Flowers, Wreathe, Tarltons, Mar celling Flo ranee*, Rushu. Itc., to N sold it our usually low prices. W. EGAN It 80N, 393 s. side Pa. avenue, near 7th street. ap??9w SUPERIOR MATTINGS. JU8T received and on sale, 100 rolls 4-4, 5 4, an* extra quality Gowqua, Polking. Hseyune, and Chong*hiQf MATTINGS, in white, red, check**!, and i&ncjr pattern* and colors. These goods are warranted rood. Some are ex tra heavy, and, with our former supply, make up I the best stock of Mattings in town, all of which will lk? pold on the most reasonable t^rmn ?p30-eo2w GLAGETT, DODSON & CO. STRAW RATI.?hv have now opened our I Spring supply of STRAW QOODS,;and are pre pared to show a fu'l assortment. All our g<KKS bving bought for cash, we are prepared to sell at the lowest prices. 1 8TEVEN8'8 Salesroom, ap 30-3t Browns' Hotel. THE MARINE BAND. THE undersigned would respectfully inform the Military, Piremen, Clubs, and the public gene rally that by applying to him at the Marine Barracks, or at bis reaidehce, on E, between 9th and 10th st*. east, or by note at Hilbas * Hitx's Music Depot., they can obtain the services of the Marine Band, or j a portion of it either as a bras-, reed or cotillon band, which will embrace Louis Weber's unrivalled paity. pt SCAL \ Conductor and Leader of Marine Band, ap 30? law3w* HOSIERY. GLOVES, Ac. WE have just received a very large assortment of Ladies' white, brown, slate, black, brown embroidered and open worked hose. Gent's white, brown and mixed Hose and hall Hone Mis?es and boys' white, brown, slate, black, fhn ey striped and opera worked Hose and half Hose Ladies' kid, silk and Cotton Gloves and black silk mitt-i Misses and Boys' white and colored silk, kid, and thread Gloves and black silk Mitts Gent's kid, rilk and thread Glores We would invite special attention to our large i and well assorted stock of Ladies' and Children's Hosiery and Gleves, being ihe largest assortment in this city, and will be gold at very low prices. ? W. EGAN fc. SON, No. 311 shady side Pa. avenue, betw. ap 30 - 2w 6th and 7th stre* is AUCTION GOODS. WILL be op.ned to morrow, a lot of cheap goods, bought last week at 'he Northern auc tions, and will be sold for half their value, consist ing of the following : Muslin Sleeves and Collar, 25c. Do do Habit #1 Cambric do Collar Do Flouncing 12jfc per yard Muslin do 25 do Linen Hdkfs, emb'd edge 12j< cents Mohair Cape 50c, worth $1 And a variety of goods which the ladies arc invi ted to call and examine. A. TATE Pa. av? nue, between 10th and 11th s'ts. ap 30?eo3t SODA WATER. T'HE undersigned having purchased Pwan's Pat ?lnJ?App"a,u" for ^ Preparation of SODA WATER, from Super-Carbona'e of 8oda, respect fully informs the public that the fountain is now in full and successful operation. TTiis method of pre psring .-oda Water is warmly recommended by the Medical Faculties in the Northern and Western i cities, not only as producing a pleasant, innocent, I and healthy beverage for all persons, but one lughlv benericial in all disorders of the stomach. Si'ups o'f all flavors, including those of Brandy, Wine, and L hainp->gne, freshly manufactured, of the very best materials, on the premises, always on hand c. gautier, ap 40-eo3w No. 952 Pa. avenue. LOW-PRICED CARPETJNGS. JUST RECEIVED and for sals 6jf bales,26 pieces. Hecant three-cord heavy Tapestry Brussels CAR PETING8, which were purchased at late aactions in New Tork, and will be sold at $4.12* per yard , worth .?1 50. It ?mly remains for peisons to see and ' handle these roods to appreciate their quality and extreme cheapness. Now is the time for economi cal housekeepers to make their pnrchatcs, as the manufacturers abroad and in ttiis country are ceas lug to make goods, in ?on*equence of the ruuious raise at which they have had to sacrifice them. ALSO? Rich Tapestry 4 4 two piy at 87* cents, worth #1 Rich double ingrain all-wool at 62fc cts, worth ' ? *1? do at 50 cent- , worth 75 Dl> do wool and worsted warp,37k and 31 cents, worth 69* do heavy genteel Carpeting at 25 cants. Still remaining on hand a few pieces elegant Vel vet Royal Milton Carpetings, which will be sold as old and super annuated goods bought at auction in this city last week?fresh, new, and superb patterns and colon. CLAGETT, DCDSON a. CO. ap 30?eod9w ' FBE8H BEEF AJD VEGETABLES FOB THE HAVY. WAVY AGENT'S OPFICE, Washington, April 98, 1855. SEALED PROPOSALS will be received at this office until Monday, the 91st day of May, 1855, at noon, for the supply of such quantities of Fresh Beef and Vegetables as may be required on the Washington station, during the flscal year com mencing on the 1st day of July next, and ending on the 30th June, 1856. 1 The Beef and Vegetables trust be of good quality and the best the market affords ; and each article must be offered for by the pouud Bond with approved security will be required in one half the estimated amount of the contract, and ten per ccntum in addition will be withheld from the amount of each payment to be made, as collate ral securit* for the due performance of the contract, which will on no account be paid until it ia fullv complied with. Every offer made must be accompanied (as direct ed in the act of Congress making appropriation for the naval service for 1846 7, appioved 10th August, 1846) by a written guaranty, signed by one or more responsible persons, to the affect that he or they un deruke that the bidder or bidders will, if his or their bid be accepted, enter into an obligation, within Ave days, with good and saficient sureties, to fur nish the artieles proposed. No bid will be considered unless accompanied by such guaranty. ALBERT GREENLEAP, ap 30?Iaw4w Navy Agent. [No. 535J Notice of tho tttaSlUkmtnt of an additional Land Ojfics in tho Stmtt of Wueonnn. IN pursuance of the act of Congress, approved February 24,1855, entitled MAn act to establish an additional land district in the Bute of Wiscon sin," embracing all that part of the present Willow aivaa distsict lying north of the line dividing town shins torty and forty-one (or fourth correction line 1 to be called the Fown nv lac district, it is herebt declared and made known that the land office fo said district has bean located for the present bv th< in smcTsuue ^ United ?? Srraaioa Citt JOHN WILSON, ? p 30 ? 1 aw6wn],#'0ner ?f0i:n<nl T^lSHIfSG 1*1 n Kll and Artificial Bait at ap*-Jt LAMMOND'H,7ih st anniversary concert or TBI Mil [Bill ISICUTlll. I HE UNION CHOIR ASSOCIATION '<-*pect f fu ly announce their ftm Anniversary Concert, 10 be given m Um 8miibr*onian on ? OBI DAT IViDIIC. B?y f* 1?55. wUcu they will present the Cantata of THE PILGRIM FATHERS, With Orchestral Accompaniment, .nclnding ? G and Piano Forte. Th? (Conceit will br ua<fer Um difflK * of F A. TUCKER, Conductor of the Association Tickets :0 c? m* ; U* be bad at the i-tores of Tay tor It Maury, Hit bus * Hits, and ?the* principal book and muaic store* in the city , also from letdera of the variona Cb"irj bclonemg to the Aaaneiatioa. No tickcts wt'l be aold <>r nK-n< y recefvod at tha door. * The nnmb> n of tickets m I'wrted, and each will be accompanied by a pamphlet programme, con taining the word* of the Cantata. Prof Scbekl will preside at the Piano Forte ap 90?fnStkd ODD FELLOWS' HALL. The Grand and Astounding Dramatis OF THE BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL, A*1 DESTRUCTION OF Cli-lRL?3TO*ir, (m?T a pAtaniioJ Will b? open for exhibition on TUESDAY EVE NING, May let, and continue evrly eve mag during the week. . . . Also, on WEDNESDAY and SATURDAY nftev aoona, at 3o*clo< k. Doors open at 7?to commence at c o'el oak. Admission 85 cent*?Children accompanied by their parents half pi tee. ap 80?tf MAY FESTIVAL AX CARU8IS SALOOW. MONS. COCHEU has the i?oao. t?. saaonnee ta hi* present and former patrons, hi* friends, and the public generally, that hia May Ball will he git en at CARUSI'S SALOON, on TUESDAY, May I. The following Fancy Dances will be performed: 1 Minuet de la Cour and Gavot de vestica, by a master and misa ?2 Shepherdess Pastoral Dance, by 8 misses J La Cachuca, by a miaa \ Highland Flaig. by a mi?* 5 Bohemian Polka, by a nuss and master 6. The N>mph'> Gnrland Dance, hy 0 misses 7. A Grand Fancy Marourka by 16 misses 8. A Grand Finale. A regular set of Cotillons will b* d? need by the scholars, after which tbc eniire floor will be throws ? ?pen to the company present. Mons. Coc lieu confidently trusts that, a* the same full satisfaction has b<-en expressed by his pstroas at the end of this season'* labor as at the dose of the last, and that hi* Second May Festival will ei Mint the same brilliant a**< u.Uluge, and afford th ?ame general pleasure. apl FOR MOUNT VERNON AND WHITE HOUSE HAV1UON The Steamer THOS. COLLYER will make two trips ti> the abort pla C*s lt? it Wee*. The Boat leaves Washington at 9 and Aleraadna at 9% a. m. on TUESDAY,' May 1st, and FRIDAY, Ma? 4th. The trips will give the passengers the privilege of ??pending the day at the White House, where they can see thousands of fish caught, and a grsat quaii tity of wild flowers cane be got. Fare round trip to Mount Vernon and the White House, f 1. To the White House 50 cents akch? Children half price. The Boat will return to Washington about 4 o'clk P m. A good band of music will accompany the party on the above trips WM. COKE will furnish a Plank Shad Dinner at the Pavilion, with all the delicacies of the season, and collations for those wishing them. ap 28 ? 5t GEAID EXHIBITION AYD MAT BALL, AT THE NATIONAL THE A THE PROF. H. W. HIJIDKR takes pleasure in announcing to the publ e that his Grand Exhibition and May Ball will take place at tke Na tional Theatre on THURSDAY EVENING, May 3d, 1855. The most extensive preparation is fceiug mads, which will render this the most magnificent entertainment that has ever been witnessed in this city. The Parquette will be floored over from tha entrance to the foot of the stage, throwing the en tire Theatre into one immense Ball Room, which will be decorated in the most gorgeous manner. A 1 hrone for the Queen of May and her Maids of Honor will be erected on tlis back of the stage, orn amented with flowers and banners, surrounded by scenej of a Tairy land. The Exhibition in preparation for this occasion cannot be exoelled, either in point of beauty or the manner in which the dances are executed. The following is a programme of Dances t 1. College Hornpipe ? by 4 masters, 8. El Bolero, by 4 misses. 3. La Cachucha, by 5 misses, 4. Pai Styrian, by a miss and master, 3. La Smolenski, by 8 miases, 6 La Fille du Sarateur, by 3 mil 7. Cracoviennc, bwfi misses, 8. Scotch Dance, by 4 misses, 9. Styrian Waltz, by 9 ladies and a genii* 10. Fischer's Hornpipe, by a master, 11. El Jeleo de Jeres, by a miss, 12. Grand Shawl Dances, by 94 misses; in which is the crowning scene, the grand march, and ascension upon the throne, and grand final tableaux. 13. The Flower Dance, bv 33 misses. from the age of 5 years up to 18, as introduced by dM wonderful Viennolse Children in this city in 1848. It is comprised of 16 arches and 16 circles of Roses of every variety and color. This dancu presents one of the most imposing spectacles ever witnessed oa or off of the stage. The boxes will bs reserved lor ladles during the exhibition, alter which the floor will be cleared ft* the whole company. Notwithstanding the enormous expense attsnd ing th s exhibition, lha price of tickets will be as usual, only 99?admitting I gentleman and ladies. Private boxes may be obtained by calling on Prot M., at his Saloon, corner Pa. avenue and 11th St., from 4 to 6 o'clock p m ? ap 91?dtd _ All. btraiovrs visiting the City should see Hunter's Cata logue of the Curiosities of the Patent < 'Sice. Also, liis Descnntion of Powell's Great Picture. feb 83?3m* BXLSOr SCHOOL FOE 01KLI AID BOYS, SLrik istvesa D and K, ir*t ndt. PARENTS or Guardians desirino to enter their children can *ee tbc Proprietor at the School between the hours of 8)^ and 2){ o'clock, com mencing May 1st. ap 88? 3t* CBILDRKM'l HOOPS just received at LAMMOND*6, 7th sL ap 98 3t MAY BALLS. WE have just received, for the May Ball*, the largest and most varied assortment of Pans, Boquet Holders, llasketa, Fine Perfumeries, Alc. JOHN F. ELLIS, SOS Pa. avenue, bet. Oih and 10th sts. ap 88?tf ^ MORE NEW IjOODsT ~~ WE have just reoeived 50 pieces French l.awns and Jaconets, very beautiful Goods, and entirely new pat terns, to be sold at 2Sc per yaid 1 case Portsmouth Laroiuat l^Jkc 20 pieces rich figured Organdy Muslina 25 do very best quality Paris Lawns 50 Dreas Patterns, rich fig'd Be rage* 9'i pieces plain Berates, good qual'ty, at Ufcc 93 do very beet quality plain Berage, at 37j|C 2 cases Merrimack Prints, 18^e 1 do Scotch Ginchams 181$* ALSO?ON HAND A handsome assortment of Twisted Silk, Berage Jaconet and Muslin ROBES, which wo will very cheap. SI MMER SILKS. W* would mvite special attention to our large and well assorted stock of Silks Ladies should not fall to examine our assortment before pur (basing, as w* can certainly sell better barjains in this class of goods than any other bouse in this city. MANTILLAS Just received, 85 black Silk Man nil* of the new est shapes and handsomely trimmed, to be sold at our usually low prices CLAGETT, NEWTON, MAY I CO. ap 87?St | FRENCH LANGUAGE Jb DRAWING. f COMPLETE and thorough instruction in the V> above branches will be given on moderate terms by a French Gentleman, a graduate of the Polytechnic School, of Parta. The advoruser is bearer of the highest testimonials of success ia teaching. Apply to or address "Freneh Taacber," No 408 Thirteenth street, between G and H. op 87?dim S~MOKED AND PICKLED HALIBUT, and smoked Halifax Salmon, for sale bv 8HEKELL BROTHERS, ap 87?3t 40 opp. Centre Market^ English beef sausage tor mncb and fi b ing parties. For sale by SHEKELL BROTHERS, ap 87?3t SO, opp. Centre Market. TO THE LADIES. FF. MYER, Agent, baa juat leeeived from New ? York a new assortment of BONNETS and FLATS, for ladies and children. ap 87-3f No. IS Market Space.

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