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W A SHI1T0T0W CI T T:
FRIDAY April IS, ISitf.
IZT" Advertisements should be handed In by
in o'clock, m., oth?wln they may not appear
until the neat day.
SPIRIT OF THE MORNING PRESS
The Intelligence says of the meeting of the
Cheaapeake and Ohio Canal bondholders (at
the National hotel in this city, John Marbnry,
Esq., of Georgetown, in the chair) that took
44 It was given in charge to a committee of
six to represent to the Maryland Board of
Public Works the anxiety of the bondholders
for the appointment of persons as President
and Directors at the approaching election,
whose qualifications should be marked at once
by a profesaiocal fitness and by business hab
its and capabilities of mind.
44 The disasters, and, for the present, the
unpromising condition of the canal finances
call loudly, it was urged, for energy and ca
pability in its management, and especially is
that need felt in this community and in this
neighborhood, where the sole resources of so
many widows and orphana have been for sev
eral years entirely locked up in the totally
unproductive canal bonda.
"The committee consiats of George Brown, of
the Houae of A. Brown <1 Sons, Baltimore, A
B Davis, Thomas S. Alexander, L. P. Bayne,
C. U Carter, Charles St. John Chubb."
We understand that the opinion of thoae
present, as gathered on the occasion, was
very unanimous for commencing suit imme
diately to recover their rights so pertinacious
ly withheld by the canal authorities of the
State of Maryland.
The Union replies to the New York Her
aid's attack (on Tuesday or Wednesday
last) upon President Pierce, wherein, chang
ing its tactics, that journal says that Presi
dent Pierce has no friends among the South
ern Democracy because his administration
ha* not been sufficiently national on the slave
ry question The Union's reply is one of the
ableat articlea we have read in a long time,
and we regret the want of spaee in which to
copy it entire. The Herald haa afforded the
Union an opportunity to make a profound
impreasion in favor of the renomination of
President Pierce, in all quarters of the coun
Tat Opera ? A full and fashionable au
dience greeted " La Fille du Regiment'' at
the National last night.
The versatile barytone was excellent in the
Old Sergeant; but we regretted that the tenor
had so little to do. The song of 44 We may be
Happy," from another opera, was deservedly
encored. The charming 44 Vivandierie" was
everywhere rapidly changing from grave to
gay, and equally pleasing in all.
But two nights remain ol the engagement of
these highly popular artiste.*, and,
" In tears we pine,"
at the thought of the dull blank which will
follow their departure. We hope they may
be induced to remain another week.
Preaident Pierce and lady, with Mr. Sidney
Webster and aeveral membera of the Cabinet,
were preaent lan evening. The sale of tickets
for to-night indicates that the house will be
the fullest and moat fashionable, thus far, of
the eeason, which is all the more gratifying,
as being the benefit night of so worthy a
?ocalist and actor aj Mr. W. Harrison. The
41 Bohemian Giri" haa always been a favorite
opera with Washirgton audiences, and car
not fail to be attractive as rendered by this
M llb. Pakodi.?Great was the disappoint
ment of the admirers of artistic music in the
Federal metropolis last evening, owing to the
sickness of M lie. Psrodi. Nearly every seat
in the capacious Odd Fellows' Hall had been
engaged, and a vast throng of Washington
society duly attended; only however to learn
that the fair cantatrice was too mush indis*
posed to gratify tbem on that occasion We
preaume that had the doors been thrown open,
there would have been then and there gather
ed, the moat refined and distinguished audi
ence in proportion to numbers) that ever as
sembled in a concert room in this country
The disappointment has only increased the
general desire to attend her last concert,
which ia to come off to-morrow evening. She
ia again to sing the Marseilles Hymn, by the
request of many distinguished persons now
The Maryland Isbtitcte.?This efficient
Institution has rc-organiied for the ensuing
year, by the re-election, for the eighth time,
of the Hon. Joshua Van Zandt Esq., as Presi
dent. Wm. Prescott Smith, Esq , was chosen
Havaon, the ytung man who committed
the heavy robbery upon Ball, Black A Co.,
of New York, has been sentenced to five yeare
in the State Prison. When brought in for
sentence he walked up to the bar with a nim
ble step, and frank, confident air, though
there waa nothing of the bravado in his man
ner. He waa dreased in a brown linen coat
and dark pants, and appeared like a person
who had just left his store and came intocourt
on an errand, lit ii about twenty-one years
of age, has dark hair and eyea, rather sharp
features, and a pleasing, benevolent expression
Taa Iiiiii Troubles in Oreoo.v?Among
tba official documents received from Oregon is
the letter from Joel Palmer superintendent
of Indian affairs, who, confirming the state
ments of Governor Curry, say* " the present
difficulty in southern Oregon ia wholly attrib
utable to the acts of the whites," adding "1
cannot but feel that it ia our duty to adopt
such measures as will tend to secure the lives
of these Indians and maintain the guaranties
secured by treaty stipulations
44Ths future will prove that this war has
been forced upon these Indiana against their
will; and that, too,by a set of reckleas vaga
bonda for pecuniary and political objects, sanc
tioned by a numerous population, who regard
the Treasury of the United Statea a legiti
mate object of plunder.
? "The Indiana in that district have been
driven to desperation by acta of cruelty com
mitted against their people. Treaties have
been violated and acts of barbarity committed
by those claiming to be citisens that would
disgrace the moat barbarous nations of the
earth. If none but those who perpetrated
auch acts were to be affected by this war we
might look upon it with indifference, but un
happily thia ia not the ease "
Presidential. Candidates is Firope ?
Mr. Fillmore had returned to Rome on the
20th ult., from Naples. The New York Her
ald learna that Mr Caas waa to entertain him
at a spleadid banquet, to which all the lead
ing Americana in Rome and the dignitariea of
the Chureh were invited. Mr Fillmore was
to leave on the day after for Florence. Milan
and Venice. Marked attention had been |
shown the ei-Prssident by the Pope and the
King of Naples Mr Buchanan had passed
through Paris on his way to the Hague His
intention was to laave for the United States
on the bth of this month. It wss oomtem
plated by the Americans in Paris to invite him
to a public dinner on bis return through that
WABHIHQTOW WlWg AND GOSSIP
The Republican Nominations.?The very
last phase taken by Republican party matters
here look to the nomination at Philadelphia,
on an Abolition platform, of Col. J. C. Fre
mont for President, and Hon. Mr. Banks for
Vice President They are growing candi
dates, more especially as no well-informal
politician of the Republican party in Congress
entertains the idea that his friends can elect
any one. The question with them is, simply,
who can they best afford to sacrifice in the
approaching contest; and their minds are all
turning rapidly to the gentlemen we name
above. Mr. Seward is undoubtedly playing
for 1860, in th# belief that the Republican
party will grow as the opposition party to the
next Democratic administration, llis friends,
and, indeed, all the Democrats also, are of
opioion that the so-called American party
will not survive the coming Presidential elec
tion, in which no one in Washington but them
selver dream that they can obtain a single
electoral vote. We have watched the prog
ress of Republican party opinion upon the
question of their nomination with no little in
terest, and have satisfied ourself that they
now look to Fremont and Banks as tbeir men
with great unanimity.
The Tribune's Opinion of the Foreign Born.
Mr. G. S. Pike, one of the editors of the New
Tork Tribune, now or very recently on a visit
to Washington, writes to.that journal that " a
survey of the attire, manner and expression
of the lighter shades of the colored people
who throng Pennsylvania avenue of a Sun
day afternoon demonstrates them to be a race
scarcely inferior to the average of the white
race on this continent, and superior to the I
average of the immigrants from the Old I
The foreign born citisens of the United I
Mates will realise from this short extract I
what the Tribune thinks of them when it
proposes to use those who would hunt them
out of the country, or strip them of their privi- I
leges of American citisenship. The dodge of J
its party just now is to combine in the next I
Presidential content the issues of unti foreign- I
er, anti-Catholic, and anti-slavery, lience, I
we presume, the chaDge in the phase of its
opinions with reference to the foreigners in I
the United States. I
Settled ?We hear that the accounts of I
the Hon. Thomas J. Hcnly, superintendent I
of Indian affairs for the Department of Cali
fornia, have boon settled by that gentleman, I
who has been, for a week or two, in Wash
ington They embrace the expenditure of
over 5300,000 for a multitude of objects The I
Government's showing is said to have been
withiu twenty-five dollars of his, an instance I
of commendable accuracy on his part, rare, I
indeed, in the management of extensive and
varied pecuniary trusts in a new section of
Mr. H. has also, on this visit, finally closed
his account with the Post Office Department,
a? late postmaster at San Francisco. It is
said that the balance found due to him was
about $11,000, which he had left in the hands I
of the Government until coming to Washing
ing to make his settlement in person. A I
prompt and faithful public officer is Mr. Hen
ly, cf California.
The Attempted Fraud in the Senate.?An
examination of the paper last offered to the I
Senate of the United States by Col. James H. I
Love as the veritable petition of tho mock
legislature of the bogus State of Kansas, will
show that is a very different paper from the I
one originally sent in purporting to be that I
same document. A considerable portion of I
the first one was strioken out : all that portion I
wherein it was claimed that the action of the
abolition party in assuming to substitute their I
Topeka-made constitution fur the Territorial
government, (organic law,) made by Congress, I
was legal. This second one, by the by, is
without the signatures of the parties who, it I
was originally alleged, signed it. So it is the
petition of nobody. The history of the mem- I
orlal in question is in fair keeping with the I
rest of the false pretences which the Repub- I
lican managers have essayed to palm on the I
public of the Atlantic States.
All Lost ?It is almost a moral impossibility I
that a single man of the force under Schles- I
singer, the Hungarian, could have escaped
from Costa Rica. Of his four hundred men, I
ninety wero killed on the ground, and nine- I
teen of the twenty made prisoners, were sub- I
eequently shot. Tho rest, according to all
accounts, dispersed in the wood?, where, as a
matter of course, they became a prey to their I
fierce pursuers. Tho forests of Central Amer- I
ica are not like those of the Uuited States,
wherein one ?an make progress The uuder- I
growth in them is much like that of an East
India jungle, in which it is utterly impossible
for a stranger to make headway. The enly
fate left left for persons seeking refuge in
them, under the circumstances under which I
the American filibusters fled to them, is
death by starvation or capture. I
John Went worth.?The Democracy of the
country will bo glad to learn that this noto- I
nous individual has, at length, fully and
fairly ceased to pretend that he is identified
with them. No man was ever in Congress
who left behind him a worse personal charac
ter, or who was more universally despised I
and disliked by honorable men of all parties
in public life. For many years he has been I
a standing reproach to the Democratic party,
which they could not succeed in throwing off,
owing to tho mendacity of his Democratic
pretensions. He now avows himself a " Fre- I
mont and Banks" man, through his newspa
per, the Cbicago Democrat. He has gone I
off?clean r.ff. Thank God?we know the
Democrats will say?with Mr. Francis P.
Blair, the New Tork Evening Post, et id I
C*r. ral America ? Wo know that it is un- I
derstood among the foreign Ministers in Wash
ington that England and France have deter
mined to have Walker subdued by hook or by
crook, and that they are prepared to drive
bim out of Nicaragua unless that can be done
by the Central American States without their
open interference in their behalf It is also
believed here by the same parties that Ly
this time other battles have been fought in
Nicaragua, and that the means brought against
Walker were sufficient to crush him We do
not believe that this Government has yet re
ceived despatches concerning Walker's defeat
in Costa Rica, or relativo to the state of affairs
in Nicaragua when that took place.
Walker ? Battle was fought on the 22d
?It., and not on the 20th, as at first reported.
It is thought among the diplomatists of other
Governments, jn Washington, that there are |
now at least 15,000 men in arms against him,
comprising the troops of all the Central Amer
ican States. Ue has no natives of Nicaragua
under his command, except here and there a
nominal officer or official, who is really hi?
The Hon. John Bell ?A day o^two sinoe,
we copied from an exchange a story saying
that Senator Bell, of Tenn , designed resign
ing his seat in Congress Subsequently we
have satisfied ourself that there is no trnth in
it whatever. The resignation of a seat in the
U. S. Senate is a very rare occurrence indeed.
We feel assured that no such funny idea has
ever entered the mind of either Mr Bell, of
Tenn., or his namesake of New Hampshire.
Resignation of an Army Officer ?The re
signation of Second Lieut. John 8. Bowen,
regiment of mounted riflemen, has been ac
cepted by the President, to take effect May 1,
The Current Operations of the Treasury
Department.?On yesterday, 17th of April,
there were of Treasury warrants entered on
the books of the Department?
For the redemption of stocks.... $4,299 89
For the Treasury Department... 77 85
For the Interior Department,.... 12,413 32
For Customs 53,408 56
War warrants received and en
tered 6,370 41
War repay warrants received and
entered.... 5,508 05
From miscellaneous souroes.....* 2,121 74
In the Senate, yesterday, after we went to
press, the Bounty Land Bill was debated on
proponed amendments, until they adjourned
In the House, the Senate amendment to
the Deficiency bill, appropriating $20,000 for
the agricultural branch of the Patent office,
was debated in committee until near their
adjournment, when it was amended by adding
$10,900 thereto; and as thus amended, it was
adopted. The eommittee then rose.
The President's message, transmitting Ex
ecutive Department reports and other data
bearing on the Indiau war in Washington and
Oregon Territories, was next referred.
Mr. Lane presented various memorials of
the Legislature of Oregon, which were re
ferred and ordered to be printed.
And then they adjourned.
Preceedings ef Te-Day.
In the Senate, to-day, after the presenta
tion of a few petitions, they went into an Ex
ecutive session, wherein they remained until
after the Star went to press.
In the House, the report of the Court of
Claims was again taken up, and the question
of the proper disposition to be made of it, was
Mr. Walker addressed the House in favor
of the reference of the bills reported on fa
vorably from the said court directly to the
Committee of the whole House.
Georgetown, April 18, 1855,
Among the other changes and improvements
which have been recently made in our city,
we discover that one of our High street hotels,
long and favorable known as the Montgomery
house, has recently undergone a thorough
overhauling and change of proprietors. Mr.
R. Stephens, the embodiment of fun and good
humor, who, for many years, catered to the
appetites and comforts of the numerous guosts
of this house, has retired, and Mr. Linn, of
Baltimore, has taken his place. Mr. L has
not only remodeled (to far as the interior is
concerned) this popular hotel, but fitted up
and furnished it on the modern plan, and in
a manner which will render it a place of real
rest and comfort to the weary traveler
The Masonic Brotherhood of our city have
it in contemplation to erect, at an early day,
a hall for the accommodation of their Lodge.
A large portion of the stock necessary for the
Curchaso of a lot, and erection of a building,
a3 already been subscribed. The site which
will be selected for the building will doubt
less be somewhere contiguous to the public
square, where such an improvement will be
an ornament to the town. We bid them God
speed in the good work.
The subject of annexation to Washington
continues to be agitated among many of our
citiiens. Whether any serious efforts will be
made at an early day to secure the consumma
tion of such a project we are not prepared to
say. We have discovered in our wanderings,
however, that not a few of our leading and
most influential men are warm advocates oi
such a change.
We take pleasure in calling the attention of
the citizens of your city to the advertisement
of our young friend Mr. John W. Myers, in
another column. We have "known him long
and well, and can assure all who may patron
ise him that they will find him prompt and
accommodating, and always prepared with a
full supply of everything in the way of fuel,
to be disposed of on the most accommodating
Ladies, go to Smoot's. It is .a perfcct treat
just to pass in, much less to examine his large
stock of the finest and most beautiful descrip
tion of dry goods. Fine feathers, they say,
makes fine birds After you get through at
Smoot's, then go to Mrs. Lane's and Miss
McDonald's, where you will find some of the
most beautiful bonnets you ever did see.
The Rev Mr. Brown, of the M E. Church,
leaves in a few days to attend the General
Conference which meets in Indianapolis, In
Our corporate authorities are actively en
gaged giving our streets, alloys, Ac., a tho
rough cleaning. We have no recollection of
ever seeing our city, as a general thing, pre
sent a more cloanly appearance.
A thunder storm pas.sod over our city la'e
yesterday afternoon, accompanied by a re
freshing shower of rain.
We hear of no change in the markets since
our report of yesterday. Priccs remain sub
stantially the same. Spectator.
Trial ok the Wakkmanitek.?The whole
tribe of Wakeuianites?Rhoda Wakeman,
Samuel Sly, and Miss Hersey, will be put on
trial this morning, at 9 o'clock, before the
Superior Court. Perhaps no trial that ever
took place in this city has occupied so much of
public attentien as this. The interest in the
cafe is not confined to New liaven, but in
other parts of the country people feel particu
larly interested in the result of this remarka
ble trial.?New Haven Courier. April 16.
Thk Seminole War.?We learn from the
Talabassee Sentinel that Gov. Broome, des
pairing of accomplishing any thing in refer
ence to the Indian difficulties, by correspond- '
ence. has eome to Washington to state the
case in person to the President and Secretary
of War. If he fails, he will immediately
convene the Legislature of Florida He has
no money, and no means of raising money,
lie is powerless and cannot afford adequate
protection to the frontiersmen without au
thority of law.
California Political Items.?The House
of Assembly adopted a resolution condemna
tory of the election of Banks, as Speaker of
the United States House of Representatives
The Senate, on the 13th ult., rejectod that
resolution, and tabled a substitute to the ef
fect that California declined to interfere in
sectional dissensions. This substitute was con
sidered a matter of policy, for the organs of
the American party in this State, almost
without exception, are bitterly opposed to
Banks and his "sectional'* views.
Measures had been taken for the organisa
tion of a Republican party in California, but
there had been no public demonstration.
There was a municipal election in Marys
ville, on the 17th ult. The democrats elected
almost their entire ticket, by majorities rang
ing from 70 to 200. The Know Nothings, at
the State election, carried the city by 400
majority. In September, 1855, there wore
1,600 votes cast; in March, 1856,1,500.
.... Chanfrau and Madam* Albertine are
at Charleston, 8. C.
.... Longfellow, the poet, wa? present the
other day at the launoh of the * Minnehaha"
.... A. J. Donelson has formally accepted
the nomination of the American partj for the
....Dr. Chapman, editor of tha Rainbow,
precalealated and predicted the great tornado
....Mrs. Speaker Banks had a brilliant
company last night at her residence, " Ham
ilton House "
....Capt. William Eaton, a respectable
citiien of Wells, Maine, waa cut in two by the
saw in his sawing mill, and part of his body
fell into the stream below.
.... The wife of Lieut. Dawson Phoenix, of
the I nited States Navy, a Chilian lady, has
lost her father, mother, sister and niece, (her
whole family,) by the wreck of the Chilian
war steamer Caaadore.
.... Thos. F Meagher'a lecture for the
benefit of the Roman Cathotic Orphan Asylum
of New \ork, was delivered before an im
mense audience, in the Academy of Music, on
Tuesday night last, and netted over S2000.
.... Mr. Joseph Curris, an active citiaen of
New \ ork, in educational and philanthropic
works, died on Saturday, aged 74. He was
father-in law to Lewis Gaylord Clark, of the
....His excellency General Don Manuel
Robles Peiula yesterday presented his cred
entials to the President, and was received as
envoy extraordinary and minister plenipoten
tiary of tho Mcxican republic to this govern
... Rev. Dr. David S. Doggett. of this city,
will deliver a lecture at Library Hall, Peters
Va., on next Thursday evening. Ex
President Tyler is also to leeture in Peters
burg. Subject: "The Dead of our Cabinet."
.... Mrs. JuliaDean Hnyne is about to visit
I California. Australia, and England, and takes
with her Mr Charles Pope, of New Orleans,
as her professional attache: They will leave
New York about the 25th of May.
.... Geo. G. Foster, known as the author of
"New York by Gas Light," ? New York in
Alices, and many other works of kindred
character, as well as a piquant and ready
writer for various journals in Philadelphia
and New York, died suddenly in Philadelphia
on Wednesday morning. His disease wan con
gestion of the brain.
few days ago, the body of young
Mis? Haskell, of Portland, Maine, who was
suddenly killed in a perilous sled-slide with a
company of her friends in Freeport, last win
ter, was recovered. She was about seventeen
years old, was a young, beautiful and in
teresting girl, and when recovered from the
froien ice looked as fair as on the dav she
met her death.
.... Maturin M. Ballou, proprietor of-'Bal
s Pictorial," of Boston, was on Tuesday
arrested at the suit of Frank Leslie, proprie
tor of "Leslie's Illustrated Newspoper." and
taken before Judgo Woodruff, of the Superior
Court, and gave bail in the sum of $3 000, on
the charge of libel. The action is based upon
the alleged sending, by the defendant, of an
anonymous note to the firm of J. T. Derick
aon A Co , paper makers, calculated to injure
the credit of the plaintiff with that firm
Damages laid at $20,000.
Head.?The Napoleon (Arkan
sas) Sentinel, of March 21st, says : "We
were shown by Dr. Lebrader, a day or since,
a mo?t remarkable and singular heac'? that ol
Foucher, a celebrated chief of the Creeks
Iho singularity of the head consists in two
perfect mouths?a front and rear mouth, with
a double set of masticators to each It ia a
remarkable fact that it made no difference to
bis eating or feeding operations which mouth
ne used, as either answered the same purpose,
but whenever he imbibed from the rear mouth
drunkenness ensued much sooner than if he
had taken it from tho front. Such a head ia
worthy of the study of anatomy of the me li
cal faculty." We think the Arkansas editor
mu^t have been strongly under the influence
of Bourbon when he saw that head.
Alexamdria, April 18, 1856.
The season at Fishtown is in full tide. An
immense amount of fish come up every day,
and wagoo after wagon drive3 away with
stores for the winter. The railroad too and
the canal convey away large quantities ; yet
night and day thous^nda on thousands are
sent up from below, and still find purchasers
ready. The season eo far has been very suc
cessful, and promises to continue so
A new parish of the Protestant Episcopal
church was organized on Tuesday night at
the Lyceum Hall, under the appropriate title
of Grace Parish of the city of Alexandria.
Messrs. D. Funsten, Jas. Entwisle, jr W J
fcT'f'r- 5 Sm?0'' *? ?? c:
R Hoaf. C. C. Berry, and Caseins F. Lee
were chosen vestrymen of the new parish
Ihe Know Nothings here are still on the
anxious seat The harness of Sam's Alexan
dria team has grown extremely weak by the
cuttings out and puttings in, and the tyings
and patchings of the various conventions, and
some of the leaders have now broken traces
taM?W??,K 1?itched UP ag*?n- We sympa
thise with our beloved brethren.
Rev. Mr. Mattoon preached at the Second
Presbyterian church, last night, before a
large congregation. On Wednesday evening
Rev. Mr Purington, of Washington, deliv
. ? discourse at the Iccture room of the
first 1 resbyterian church.
inMtneVnnin^be!luckhol,ler8 of Uic steamer
sirplta' unn? d d tbeir annual meeting at
barepta Hall. Reports were received from
toe officers, ftnd other business transacted.
\A/ MASONIC ?A STATED COMMUN1
W cation of Lebanon Lodge No. 7. will be
. ^1? la???}c Hal1' corn? of Ninth and
R??(Frldajr) EVENING, April ,8tb,
V 0 c. unctual attendance is requested.
A Masonic Lecture will fce delivered bv Brother
T. Triplett, ef National Lodge, No 12.
Brethren of other .odgea are fraternally invited
to attend. By order of th* R. W M
u? T. F. MAGUIRE, Secretary.
MASONIC?A CALLED COM
jmunication of Wahhlngton r\aval
tLodge, No. 4. will be held at their
hall on SATURDAY EVENING
next, the 19ih Instant, at 7* o'clock, at which
time a Lecture on Masonry will be delivered l>v
M. W. P. 6 M , B. B. Frinch All Masons in
good standing are fraternally Invited to attend
By order of the Worshipful Master:
ap 18-at JOSEPH MUNDELL, Sec'y.
u. S. Marshal's Office, ?
April 14, lt-56. <
?-^?A FURTHER INDULGENCE UN
ill the 1st May next Is granted to all per
sons Indebted to John A. Smith, Clerk of the Cir
cuit and Criminal Courts of this District, for fees
which accrued In either of said Courts In the
years 1851, 'W, '53, end '54 All accounts then
unpaid I must proceed, as directed, to collect ac
cording tolaw. J. D. HOOVER, Marshal.
*p?Nt\T.ICE -COR PORATION
TAXES.?All persons Indebted to the
Corporation of Georgetown for Taxes are now no
tiled that the same must positively be nald bv
the twentieth day of the present month.
The Property of persons who shall be delin
quent on that day will be advertised for aale
forthwith. THOMAS JEWELL,
_ Co.lector of Taxee.
Gxorsktown. April 4th, 1856
P 8.?Persons disposed to pay their taxes can
do so by calling on mvbrothf-rs, Grorgeor Henry
L Jewell, corner of Gay and High sts., George
town- ___*P 5-dt?th
TN CONSEQUENCE OF R E MOT AL, A
A French PI AN O for sale which can be seen at
Mr BETOUI'S, Sit pMn?. "
ON HAND AND MADE TO ORDER.
LL K NDS OF BUN-DIALS ; TO BE HAD
for cash, cheap, old Dials repaired and set,
in town or country. Address JAS. 8 WORD,
Sign of the Sun Dial, torth side Pa avenue,
f=n ^ *nd 4X Greets, Washington, D. C.
ap 18?lw# * '
IG*M*ATTRACT1?* TO THE TRADE.
HAVE JUST RECEIVED. AND HAVE on
exhibition, a large and handsome assortment
of Rocktngkam and Y?l ote Warts, believed to
be the first of this kird of Ware ever offered be
fore in this t ity, and which will be sold reasonable.
The trade are respectfully Invited to call andi
examine ths Goods at my store, No. 598 corner of
7th and D streets,
FOR THE MAN WITH
THE IEON MASK!
LOST?On the nUrht of the 17th Instant. a half
dozen flit PILES. Tbe flnder will b? suit
ably rewarded by leaving them at Mr. F LVNN 'S
Coach Shop, 305 D street, bet l'ith and 13th.
>p 19 3t
SPRING MANTILLAS. ?THE LADIES
are respectfully Informed that we are now pre
pared to exhibit a beaut ful assortment of the
latest styles of Silk and Lace Mantillas
CLAGETT, NEWTON. MAY A CO
ap 18-flt corner Penn a* and ?th st
SILK AND BERE8E ROBES JUST
received several Invoices ef Silk and Berege
Robes of the latest Paris stfles, to which we re
spectfully Invite the attention of the Ladles
We are dally receiving large invoices of Dreas
and Fancy Goods
CLAOETT. NEWTON, MAY A CO.
ap 13-6t corner of Penn av and 9th st.
IN CONSEQUENCE OF THE 1NDISPO
her Grand Concert announced for last (Thursdav)
evening, was unavoidable postponed until
TO-MORROW (Saturday) EVENING,
When It will positively take place.
Will, on this occsslon, repeat the celebrated
French National Hymn,
FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS REWARD.
Watkington, AprilXl. 1856,
A REWARD OF FIVE HUNDRED
lars Is hereby offered for tbe appreh'nalon
Mayor's Orrics. )
lars Is hereby offered for the apprehension
and conviction of WASHINGTON NAILOR.
wv o was arrested for burglarv and admited to
ball, and who has since absconded Said Na'lor
Is about thirty-six years of age. about Ave feet
eight inches high, dark complexion, weight about
140 pounds; when spoken to has a downward
look, and Is verv talkative and speaks quick. He
had at the time ne left a full suit of hair, and wu
unaccustomed to shave any portion of his beard,
which was very lone when he left.
ap 18-lw JNO T. TOWERS, tfayor
Your Immediate Attention it most respect
FBENCH MILLINERY & FANCY GOODS.
I EMBRACE THE FIRST OPPORTUNITV
of the seasons to Inform my friends andi
the public that my stock of Straw BON-I
NETS Bovs' HATS and FLATS, Straw!
Trimming, best French and Ameilcan Ar
tificial Flowers, Ribbons, Silks, Illusions, Erg
llsh and Italian Crapes, Neapolitan, Tuscan
Swiss, French Lace, Suton, Florence and Eng
lish Bonnet*, white snd black Ribbons, full as
sortment. all of which will be sold at the lowest
market prices for cash.
P. S.?Just received 100 Shakers, 50 blk Bon
nets, 50 boxes double and single Ruche, ereen
Ribbon and Silk to trim Shakers ap l*-tf
THE FIRST GRAND ASSEMBLY
Will be given at
ANACOSTlA HALL, XATY YARD,
THURSDAY EVEN!NO. J pril 34th, 1S56.
Tickets FIFTY CENTS?admitting a gentle
man and ladies.
Tho S Denbam. W Howell, B Berkley.
(Formerly the Verandah)
Penna avenue, between lOtA and 11*A streets.
THIS HOUSE HAS UNDERGONE a thor
ough renovation and Improve
ment, and will be opened on MON-I
DAY next, under anew managemect.kM^
Tbe BAR will, at all times, be suppled with
the very best LIQUORS and dEGARS.
NOTICE OF UNION LEATHER STORE
l\TO\V is THE TIME TO BUY LEATHER,
11 OF ALL KINDS, CHEAP!
A large lot of French and American Calf Skin
Also, French Patent Leather, all of the beat
Morocco and Undressed Goat Skins.
100 Sid's sole Leather and Skirting, and Har
1 Invite all to pay me a visit.
JOHN C. SHAFER.
ap 13-3t? Pa. av. bet. 13th and 13# st*.
THE SOCIETY OF ST. TAMMANY;
KNIGHTS OF THE COLUMBIAN ORDER.
Embracing a full and authentic history of
Tammany Hall, with Sketches of
Parties and Cliques, being the
REMINISCENCES OF AN EX-POLITICIAN,
JOHN SMITH, Jr., of Arkansas.
THE A B O V E W O R K , WHICH WILL
prove to be or.e of the most remarkable and
interesting chronicles of political events ever is
sued from the press, and which will lay bare to
public gaz* the entire secret machinery of politi
cal Intriguants and schemers, will he commenced
NEW YORE MERCURY
For Sunday, Aprtl 20t4,
and will be comprised and completed la tea con
The MERCURY is the largest, handsomest
and most Interesting weekly paper in the Union,
and embraces many features peculiar to itse f
alone, and which can be found in no other paper.
INTERESTING TALES AND ROMANCES,
Eatertainlng Miscellany for the Fawily
Graphic Sketches of Men arid Manners,
and gives a perfect daguerreotype view of Rcti
Life In tbeGre^t Metropolis of the Un'on.
The MERCURY may be had regularly at an
early hour, in Washington City, of UE. SHI IS
LINGTON; or will be sent by mail by enclos
ing SI 5? to the address of KRAUTH, CAULD
WELL A SOUTH WORTH, Editors atd Pro
prietors, 22 Spruce street. New York.
Monster Spring Arrival!
Original Dry Goods aud Shoe Emporium
Great Inducement! to Cash Buyers
RB HALL, No. 373 SEVKNTH STREET,
? has returned from the Northern Mar
kets, whf re he selected from the latest importa
tions. and is now prepared to exhibit, for public
Inspection, the largest, most varies, thor
ough compute, and CHEAP STOCK OF
GOODS ever offered In this market.
DRESS GOODS.?The greatest attenti n has
been paid to the selection of this clans, so as to
combine elegance, neatness, and pennanent col
Handsome Pla!d Silks, 75c Indies' best Kid OIotm, .'??<?
Wide Black Silk, toe Bilk Olovee, only lXc
Moil* de Lalnes, only 8e Ltd* Tbre?d Glove*. te
Kin* l)f Br|?. 19c Hoee and hair Hoee, 6c
Plaid Gingham. 6c Klcti Plaid Ulbboua, only ?
Itottcd 8*is* Muallu, 13c Gents. Silk Haudkerchlt-fs, ae
Krench aiD?l,am,lie, worth 16 Bo|? silk ?() only lie
Kmb'd Curtain Mosllu, lie Colored border Do only ?c
Bleached and cnbleaclied Cut- L1l?u Shirt Kowmi, >Tc
ton, (?, wortli 10 Bpool Oo.ten, isc per iluun
Irish Linen, only JSc Haudsuine striped Cambric,
Linen Towela, te for carriage lining, only lee
IuNiitu' embroidered BoJU?, 60 piece* fait colored Calteo,
26c, wortb 75 >?-, which weold be very
I nderal'evea, only 13c cheap at 10c
Unbleached Cotton, 5c Good *??ortmect of Woollen
Gents. Stlk Cravats, 24c Linen and
Black Lace Tells, S6c Cotton Oooda, for boy* wear.
CALICOES, for beauty of design, quality, fast
colors, and moderate prices, car not be surpassed.
BONNETS, FLATS, Gentlemen's and Chil
dren's HATS are elegant and fashionable. A
beautiful selection has been made at reduced
CARPETINGS, MATTINGS, Floor, Stair
and Table OIL CLOlHS at a small advance on
BOOTS AND SHOES, a full and desirable
stock. Care has been taken to select a c ass of
each that will give satisfaction. The objects ob
tained In this line are durability and style La
dies Slippers 37 rents; Ladles line Gaiters St,
wortb SI 50; Children's Shoes only 18 cents;
Gentlemen's fine La*tingShoes SI 50,worth S2 80:
an endless variety of Ladles' Gentlem:ns', Bovs'
and Children's GAITERS AND FANCY
SHOES of the newest styles, at very low prlcfs.
Buying my goods In lrst hands, and selling for
cash only, I am enabled to sell at wholesale or
retail every description of goods, at about one
prott lower than thev are generally sold Those
who pay cash for their goods will find it greatly
to their advantage to visit my extensive establish ?
ment It will afford us great pl'asure to shew
you our goods, and sell them If we can
Don't fail te examine eur stock &ud prices be
fore making your purchases.
All goods purchased at this establishment may
be returned if not as repmented
; R. B HALL,
No. 373 Seventh street, four doors above I.
NATIONAL THKji rV* '
KUNKKL A CO UMTte
JOHN T FORD SOLE MANA(;tg
Boim and Parquet
Family Circle and (Jallertee
Laat Optra bat Oat.
Who will aim
"The F??f of Poland,'1 ' Then Ym<h
Remember Me." and other *on^?
Miss LOUISA. PYNE will Introduce tbe>W of
And King In the Op*ra
1 Dreamed I Dwelt ta Marble Hallt.
THIS KVEMlNti, APrFl 18,
THE BOHEMIAN GIRL.
Thaddeus Mr W Hintioi
I Devllshoof Mr Stre ton
Arltne Miss Loui??
|E7? The Box Shert for the aal? of Rwr,M
Seats will l>e cp*n every day thia week (ifflo*
hours between 9 a. m and 5 p. m. It
M'LLE TERESA FARODI'S COT t KKT.
THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER
The public are respectfully in.
formed that. In coneequetce of the re<;<ie?t of
a great number of distinguished famlliee ff lt.?
city, who have been unable to obtain admisMon
to a?r lr t Concert.
M'LLE TERESA PASODI,
M'KE AMALIA FATTI SIBAK08CH,
Under th? direction of
Will give another GRAND CONChRT,
OH SATURDAY EFKNINU, April l?j,
AT ODD FELLOWS" liALL
The Progtamme will Include, b'-eidf- genu
from the great muteri of ^ red. tluilrti, ?D(j
operatic musie, that soul-stirring American Na
TME STAR-SPANGLED BANNER
Arranged aa a Duo, and sung by
M'LLE PAROD1 AND MAD STRAKOSCH
The celebrated French National Hymn,
will be sung by M'lla PARODI, by request of
many distinguished persona.
M'LLE TERESA PARODI will *ing- *
1. 'Come Bello." Grand Aria from Ltirnzia
2. La Marseillaise
3. "With Verdu.e Clad." Aria from the Cre
4. "Hummel's Celebrated Verletlons. ?
5. The Grand Duetto from Norma. ) with Mad.
0. Tbk ?TAB-S?rA!?<iLiD Biisia, J Strakoeck
M ME AMALIA STRAROSCH will sfcig
1. "The Merry Woodland Maid "
2. *;The bpellls Broken "
3. Within a mile of Edlnboro'.
8IGNOR LEONARDl will sing?
1. Cra-d Ari j. from Lucia
2. Romanza, from Trovatoie.
M. STRAKOSCH wi'l perform the ftollowtng of
hia own compo*l ions :
1. "Pa Svlphlde''
2. 4*>1aglc Bell"
3. "Prayer from Othello," for the left Laid alone
And Fantaate on National Airs
M. Straio<:i will perform on a magnlfcant
piano forte from the celebrated manulbctory of
Chickerlng A Sons, In Boston and klndiy loaned
by R Davis, Eaq.
Admission ONE DOLLAR.
Setts can be secured, without extra charge. at
the music and piano store of R Davis, Esq
Doors open at 7; concert cetr.u><?nce at 8
FIREMEN'S' GRAND BALL.
SECOND ANN IV EES ART BALL
WESTERN HOSE CO., No. L
THE COMPANY RESPECTFULLY AN
noutce to their friends and the pnb
lie, that thev will give their SECOND
ANNIVERSARY WALL on THUI
DAY KVKNING, Apr'124th, lttfl.at
WASHINGTON ASSEMBLY ROOMS]
The general satisfaction our former balls have
leretofore given, and the entire success attending
bun iinprass us with renewed energy, end
pledge ourselvr? to make this Ball one of the
urlgh'est that has evar given brightness to the Lis
No exertions will be spared thet may contribute
to enjoy men: and pleasure of those who may konor
us with their presi-nce.
Supper and Refreshments will be furnished by
an experienced caterer
Scott's favorite Cotillon Band hits been engaged
for the occasion.
No Hats or Cape will be al owed In the hall,
except those worn bv the Firemen
Tickets ONE DOLLAR; admitting a gentle
f S.?The object of this Ball Is to aid the Com
pany In building their new Hose House, en rid
street, where we have purch -ed e lot. and hs-.e
one story up We app?al to the gaaerous public
Commtlttt of Arrangtmentt.
Wir. Riffle*. F.T. Wilson, P. Haftilf,
U. ? Booth, Wm. Dtlltwif, A. f bttdlc
Manag<rt on pari of the Firtmum
J A Talt, 1 (Sander*. H Eo<U?r,
S K Pomgleee, J McDertnoU, J Suler
K K Doyle, M Borktat, W Br. ? ?
Maiagert on part of tkt Citizmt.
Hoi J T Trxr', W. Henderfos, Pr H\frt
Hon J D Hoover, J T M?rr, Wm Cirrolt,
R OUrk, Gen McCalle 0 8nu?1?,
WT Dave. C Oeatter, K WilWh,
W B Mtftndtr, Col Beriett, W L?r *,
Dr Miller, CeptelnTbom, D Re.Mtfle,
Wm Bttlf, Major Deney, I* B l?r.
J B Torton, W W CorcortD, J M Cerlile
C Abert, K Stcc* Jnd;e CrewforS,
KFo'ler, W Weteon, C?H<"?rrinkU.e,
G Kraft, P Waleeu. J H Lra?l.e>,
B Rand Bi. Cept Me!c?. T>' Bu??r.
OclDCLee, H Keuferu, l? W?llar?i,
J Tata. Dr A D Darts, J L R.Jer.
UNION BOTTLINO ANO MIMKAL
The undersigned respech ull\
Inform their customers and tL?*p bll" gen
erally, that they bow have their new Silrtr
Lintd Aiparatut lu operation, and are pre
Crad to furnish them w.th their rremlum'
1N ER AL WATER
In additlen to the above. tLey h&ve madear
rangment* with the most extensiet Brt-weis !n
the United Stale*, for a constant s;>pp!y ?<f the
best stock of PORTER and ALE, t.u< h s? ws<
never Offered before in the District, ai.d g?iaran
tees to have constant: y on Land a stock s^Blfledt
to enable them to ftli all orders at the shortest
We return our moat sincere thanks for the pat
ronage which baa been so lllier&lly bestowal ou
us, and hope that by atrlct atteation to bus ness
wa will merit a continuance of the midc
As usual a sufply of their superior CHAM
PAGNE CIDER, MEAD, Ac . on hand
Orders irlven to our drivers or by mail promptly
Union B.ttilng Depot, Georgetown
?jrw REWARD.?L O S T, ON THIR8
V-a" day mornlne, on Pa avenue, Itetw Mtk
and 17th streeu, a P<?CKET HOOK, cont?in!a?
K^Si, a note of C H. H ilton, la fsvor of A. Swartx.
The abo?e reward will be given to anv person
who will return It to A. SWARTZ, G atreet, be
tween 17th and l^th, No 228. ap 17 *
STILL A GREAT RUSH
AT ELLIS'S FOR BARGAINS?NOW 1#
the time to get cheap goods, as he is M-llIng
out to chacge business (in. every bod y, to 3*
Pa avenue, between 9:h and 10th sts. ap 1"
MISS M. J. ENOWLES
WILL OPEN FASHIONABLE MIL ^a
LINF.R Y on Saturday, April 11Kb. atC
423 Seventh street, wtst side, between
andH. ap 6->e
N RELATION TO THE ESTATE OF J NO
White, who emlarated from the aounty of Ar
magh, Ireland, some where about the tear ?
ltili or '15. we. the ui.derslgr.ed. forbid the lrmn,a
fer of said Estste to any claimant, or attorney '?
behalf of any person as we are two of the lavfu
heiis In connection with some others, until
can falrlT understand where the E.t.te Is. so 't*
we may have a fair chance to prove our clel11^.
Signed la Washington, this ldth day cf AP??
1856 WILLIAM BLAC*
GEORGE BLACl ^
N. B ?It would be funny If the Black's woe
become White. *P 16
LATEST SfRINU MILLINER**
THE MISS HANEYS WILL OPtV
Thnmdav, the 17th Instant, at 'helrotd Al*
stand, 17? Fa avenue, letween 17t!? smV(
18th strtets, a very handsome assort ment ory^r
Spring MILLINERY, selected with grtatcs
from the Northern markets. . fhf
They respectfully aoilclt the patronsge ? ^
ladles of W ashlngton. *P
ELLIS'S STORE la 306 reSMyJJ^*
avenue, sew Tenth street.