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% BY AUTHORITY. Public Act* fatted during the first tertian of the Thirty-fust Congress. ' [Public?No. 8.] AN ACT to carry into effect the convention between the United State* and the Emperor of Hrazil, of the twenty-seventh day of January, in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-nine. Be it matted by Uu Senate and House if Representatives if the Tnxted States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the Uuited State*, by and with tlie advice and consent of the Senate, aha 11 appoint one coinmiaaioner who*e duty it shall be to receive, examine, and decide upou all *uch cluim* a* may bo preaeuted to him, and provided for by the convention between the United State* and the Emperor of Hrazil, concluded at Rio de Janeiro, the twenty-seventh day of January, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fortynine, according to the merit* of the several cases, and the principle* of justice and equity, the law of nations and the stipulations of the said convention. And there shall also be appointed by the l'rcsidcut, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, a cleric to act under the coinmiaaioner in the performance of the duties prescribed by this act. And the commissioner and clerk shall, before entering on their offices, severally take an oath well ami faithfully to perforin the duties thereof. Sac. '2. And be it further enacted, That the said commissioner shall be, and he is hereby authorized to make all needful rules and regulations, not contravening the laws of the land or the provisions of the said convention or thin act for carrying the said commission into effect. Sac. 3. And be it further enacUd, That all records, documents, or other papers which now are in, or hereafter, during the continuauce of this commission, may come into the possession of the Department of State, in relation to the said claims, shall he delivered to the commissioner aforesaid. Sac. 4. And be it further enacted, That the commissioner to be appointed under this act shall forthwith after his appointment attend at the city of Washington and organize the commission, and proceed to execute the duties hereby confided to him, and shall give notice in one or more newspapers published m the city of Washington, and in such other newspapers published elsewhere, as he may deem necessary, of his appointment to examine and decide the saia claims,and requiring the claimants to produce their claims and evidence; and when the Haid claims arc presented, he shall proceed with all convenient despatch to consider the same, and the evidence relating thereto, allowing time for the production of additional evidence as he shall consider reasonable and just; and thereafter shall decide the same, and award the ratable proportions of the several claimants in the sums of money and interest to be received under the stipulations of the convention aforesaid; and within one year from the time of the attendance of the said commissioner in the tity of Washington, and organizing the commission, he ahull complete and terminate the duties of the said commission. Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Treasury shall cause the moneys and interest thereon, payable to the United States in pursuance of the said convention, to be duly received from the Imperial Government of Brazil, and transferred to the United States, in euch manner as he may deem most advantageous and best, and the nett proceeds thereof to be deposited in the treasury, and the same are hereby appropriated to pay the awards in favor of the claimants herein provided for. Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That on the termination of the commission the commissioner Bhall report to the Secretary of State, a list of the awards made by him, a certified copy of which 'shall be transmitted by the Secretary of State to the Secretary of the Treasury, who shall from time to time, as they may be received, distribute in rateable proportion among the persons in whose favor the awards shall have been made, all sums of rno..r ,Ut? in virtue of the said convention and this act, acaccording to the proportion which the respective awards t>ear to the whole amount received, first deducting such sums of money as may be due to the United States from persons in whose favor the awards shall be made. And the said Secretary of the Treasury shall cause certificates to be issued in such form as he shall prescribe, showing the proportion to which each claimant may be entitled of the amount to be received, and on the presentation of the said certificates at the treasury, as the nett proceeds of the sums to be received under the convention and this act may be received, the proportions thereof shall be paid to the legal holders of the said certificates. Sac. 7. And be t( further enacted, That the compensation of the coinmissoner and clerk shall be as follows: To the commissioner at the rate of three thousand dollars per annum; and to the clerk at the rate of two thousand dollars per annum, to commence from the time of the attendance of the commissioner in the city of Washington and the organizing of the commission, and to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated; and the President of the United States shall he and he is hereby authorised to make such provision for the contingent expenses of the commission as he may deeu, proper. Sbc. 8. And be it further enacted, That so soon rs ltie commission shall be executed and completed, the records, documents, and all other papers relating to the claims in the possession of the commissioner or clerk, shall be deposited in the office of the Secretary of State. Sac. 9. And be it further enacted, That this act shall continue in force one year and no longer. Approved, March "29, 1860. Chesapeake and Oklo Canal. At the late session of the Legislature of Maryland, a petition was presented by Messrs. Hunter and Harris, contractors, asking that body " to authorize the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company to issue additional bonds to such amount as would secure them from l<iss, in consequence of increased expenses from various causes, particularly from the delay of the work for two years by which they lost several valuable contracts for portions of the work, and were subjected to damages on others, from the impracticability of obtaining materials of a suitable description without bringing them from a greater distance than was anticipated, and from the difficulty in raising the necessary funds in consequence <>l the insufficiency oT the amount ol money realised > from the monthly payment* in bond* under the contract." A* i* well known, thia application to the Lrgislature wan not successful. In justice to Messrs. Hunter Jt Harria, we publish the following extract from a memorial of Messrs. Nathan Hale, Horatio Allen, and John Da via, trustees, which was presented to the Legisla lure along with their petition: "In conclusion, the undersigned take pleasure in expressing their conviction that the work has been conducted by the petitioners with uncommon energy, perseverance, and good judgment Their duties have been laborious, and often embarrass ing; and their devotion to the work, since our first knowledge of their agency in it, in the spring of Ik47, has been constant, and their exertions tnde fatigabic. They were unfortunate, and the resump lion of the work, in loaing so much time on several important contracts from the causes above stated, and in not having at command sufficient means to carry on the work immediately with an adequate force, on their accounts, and from the consequences of this unavoidable delay they found it difficult fully to recover. We are of opinion that few person*, with the same means, could have carried forward the work with equal success; and hut for their perseverance in making arrangements for ?k* disposition of the bonds, and their judgment in thr mom economical manner practicable, under the circumstances, the canal could not have been completed on the strength of the pecuniary means provided under the contract. If our Judgment in thla particular ia correct, they are entitled to the credit of having averted, by the vigor of their personal eflbrts, the disaster of another suspension of the work, and of having been inatrumental in bringing thia magnificent enterprise to completion, earlier than it would probably have been done by any other agency." C H Fiat, esq., chief engineer of the canal com pany, being invited by the trustees to give his oninion ss to the manner in which the contractors performed their duties, and u to what time it may be assumed the navigation may be opened to Cumberland, thua replies in a letter Hated "Cumberland, l?th Feb., I860." "I would ear, in reply, that I do not think there waa ever, in tne United Rtates, a* large an amount of afmilar work undertaken in one contract by individual*, the prosecution of which, at every step, waa attended by and aurrounded with more and greater difficulties and emhsrrassment*. in raising mean* for it* accompliahment, than that under taken and now nearly completed by Meaara. Hunter ?c Co. "There are, in my opinion, but few if any peraon* who, under like cirrnmatanrea, would have effected aa much aa those gentlemen have, and brought the canal to a point aa near to completion aa it i* at present. To their untiring eeal and perseverance in the prosecution of their contract, all interested in the success of the work are under many and great obligations. "Aa regards the time when it may aafely be assumed that the navigation can be opened to Cumberland. I would say, that there ia no reason why it shonld not be by the first of May next;. There moat, however, no matter what efforts may he made, remain some work to be done after that time, hut which may be postponed until after theadmission of water into the canal with hut littls inconvenience to the navigation. The postponement of the work referred to waa permitted by the com pany several months ago,as it Is ofachararter that can be ilnnc with much more economy after the water le admitted into the canal than before. Very respectfully, Cassias if. Fisk, Chief Kngineer." Wi understand that the Canal Board, at their 1 meeting in Baltimore, on Wednesday of last week, made every arrangement in their power to assist the trusters in (he completion of the canal, thus rendering that event certain at a very early period. [ Cumberland Civilian. Thk Heoiea.? Although we see a constant leaving of our neighbors for California, we can have but a faint idea of the wholesale movement from the western Btates. The accounts we receive occasionally from there are most alarming. Home localities become nearly depopulated. Hut this is not the greatest evil which may result from this intense migratory spirit exhibited hy our western brethren. They are rushing in thousands to a distant and ?lr?'k(Jrtiv<'r.nnnuliif?il rnnnirw ...Laa? V...A 1; s * I - aI- _ a J - WUII%I J , -TW IICI C UUlilVUV UIUl in necessary for sustenance of man ia produced, and where, sooner or later, want and suffering' must come in their moat ghastly forms. As specimens, the Wooater (Wuyne county, Ohio) Democrat, of Wednesday week, contains a list of HO who left that place in a body on the previous Monday. They formed a caravan of moretnan thirty wagons, and were escorted out of the town by a large cavalcade of horsemen, with inusic playing and cannon firing. The party proceeded by steamboat from Wellsville, on the Ohio river above Wheeling, to Independence, Missouri, where they take to the plains. A private letter from North Illinois states that over forty men?some with their entire families? had left a single town within a month. This same restless, gohPseeking spirit pervades the whole West, and all classes of society. The overland emigration will lie much larger this season than last. The difficulties and dangers encountered on the route do not discourage others from trying' their fortunes through tho " trackless waste." We see it is proposed to go in large companies, with implements and materials for the construction of roads through difficult passes, and bridges over streams, so that a permanent thoroughfare between the confines of civilization and the pacific may be established. This will be a work of difficulty, and consume much time, but in the end will prove highly advantageous to the emigrants, both in going nnd returning. This large emigration must necessarily have some effect on the business of the west. It is not the drones of society who go out, but men of nerve and enterprise, whose altseuce will be felt, more or less, in any community, and particularly in a new country. Hut the vacant places can readily be filled by the surplus population of the East, which is passing in a constant stream to the fertile plains of the West. The current, however, has been somewhat changed, and large numbers turn their attention toward California. This state of things cannot continue beyond the present year, as the gulden regions must soon be filled to repletion, when, as a natural consequence, a reaction will take place.?Buffalo Com. Adv. The Amebican Abctic Expedition.?The expedition so nobly conceived by Mr. lieury Grinnell, of this city, for the rescue of Sir John Franklin ami his brave men from a horrible death, is going forward with energy. Two vessels have been procured for the purpose, one of one hundred and forty-four tons, the other of ninety-one tons, and are fitting' up for their perilous enterprise, by such additions to their strength and other appliances for the safety and comfort of officers and crew, as the case admits of. Lieut. E. 1. De Haven, who belonged toCapt. Wilkes's Antarctic expedition, has volunteered to take the command of the present one, and Passed Midshipman S. P. Griffin, is to be second. These gentlemen and others well qualified to judge, being of opinion that it is of great importance to the proper conduct and success of the expedition, that it should he placed under naval laws during the term of service agreed on, Mr. Grinncll has petitioned Congress to authorize the enlistment of seamen from the navy, to a number not exceeding thirty, they receiving from the Government their usual pay. Also that suitable ratious for the expedition may be supplied from the Government stores. The deep interest manifested by the President, and the natural anxiety felt by every generous mind for the rescue ol tile brave men who, in the prosecution of an object connected with gcograplrcal science, have inet with some disaster which prevents their return to their beloved country, and exposes their lives to imminent peril, forbid the thought that Congress will long hesitate to grant their reasonable requests. To throw the whole burden of such an expedition upon one man, or even to permit him to bear it, would be unworthy of this great nation, every citizen of which, we suppose, has or ought to have the same interest in promoting the expedition which Mr. Grinnell has. And we beg to add, that as the expedition should before long be on its way, it is of great importance that whatever Congress intends to do* in the matter should be done quickly. The calls of suffering humanity should not be classed with ordinary business, in such a way as to subject them to postponement by reason of the peculiar attitude of certain national questions.?N. Y. Jour, of Com. Later csom Bebmlda.? By the arrival at this Krt, yesterday, of the British brig May Flower, plain Cochran, sixteen days from Bermuda, we learn that the British steamships Thames, Captain Abbott, from the Gulf of Mexico, and Clyde, Capt. Moss, arrived at Bermuda on the 8th instant from St. Thomas. The Thames had en freight two and a quarter millions of dollars from Mexico, ( #900,(>00 of which are on account of Mexican dividends.) A whaling company has been established at Bermuda; and two harpooners and two steersmen had recently arrived there from the United State*. The 42d Royal Highlanders, it is thought, will be removed to New Brunswick early in the spring, to relieve the royals now stationed there. tJVeie York Tnlnme,30th A member of the New York Legislature pro A V Vn.L >1.. 1 I?a ,L try, except New Orleans. The Erprttt ula hirn to except Albany during- the session of the Legislature. Haltimobk amd Ohio Railboad.?We understand that the work upon the extension of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad is being pushed on with commendable real. The forces engaged are now quite large. The wages for April having been raised to eighty-seven and a hall cents a day, will guarantee any number of laborers that may be needed. When the winter is fairly gone the work will be prosecuted with great rapidity. [Cumberland (Ma.) Civilian. The axroBTED Dubl.?The rumors given in the Mobile papers, says the Montgomery jldvrtiter of the 20th, to theeflectthat Robert H. Smith,of Suinter, and the senior editor of this paper, accompanied by their friends, had left fur Georgia or Mississippi, with a view to a hostile meeting, are severally entirely incorrect, the parties not haring left home for any such purpose. Wise Law.?Among the 468 acts passed by the Georgia Legislature at its recent session, was one to allow widows and children of deceased persons a support out of the estate of the deceased for the term of twelve months in cases where do administration has been granted on the estate?to ascertain the amount necessary for their support, and to exempt it from levy and sale for the debts of the deceased, or by an administrator, and vest the title in the family of the deceased. Death in the Ohio Leoislatubb.?The Hon. J. W. Ross, member of the House from Jackson and Gallia counties, died in Columbus on the 23d. He was the oldest member of the House- his age being 67 years. He was sick but a few days with the erysipelas. Htandins sv the CoMrriTtiTioM.?The Ohio Slat* Journal, of March 13, says that the "bill prohibiting the officers and eiliaena of Ohio from taking any steps to assist in the recapture of fugitivo slaves" was defeated on the preceding day, in the House, on its Anal passage. Laboe Eos.- The Upper Marlboro' Hatell* has been shown a lien's egg measuring inches lengthwise anil six In circumference. The hen is of the "Jersey Hlue" breed, and this is the sise of all her eggs. NnwkPApm Orrica Moiiid.-TIw office of the Cincinnati Poitrt (iatetl* ?m entered on the night of the 23d ult., by an armed mob, who threw the type* into the street, and did other damage. An intensive article is aaid to have been the cauee, hut the namea of the offended rioters are not given. Finns in LarATiTTK.?A second great fire occurred in Ijafayettr, Louisiana, on the 1<Hh ult., destroying thirty thousand dollars' worth of property. Che loss at the first fire, on the 16tb, was about $32,000. Tl?e Canadian Parliament will meet for business on the 13th of May. fti'irnAT Tbavbl.?tip to last evening, the vote at the Pennsylvania railroad office was t>,222 share* for daily lines of travel, and 2,741 shares against them.? Philadelphia Bulletin, 29th. WllD Pic.ao** are very plentiful in the neighborhood of York, Pennsylvania; the farmers are busily enraged in catching them in nets, and one person in lancsster county is said to have caught two thousand a few days since at one haul of nis net. Haifav M Ta vine, of Canandaigua, is appointed judge of the New York court of appeals. in*place of Judge Maynard, deceased. Mr. Chablss L. Pbicb, tobacconist, of Richmond, Virginia, received an accidental fall on Natnrday evening, while returning from tlie theatre, ane died the nest day. A Idverpool man has invented a new plan of building ships with iron ribs, but with the planking and exterior of wood The advantages claimed are | much greater strength and cheapness. I Forelfu GlM>nlnn?. Indian Hismp in a Fbxnch Cat*.?The Puris correspondent of the Medical Tunee gives the folluwin^r singular account of the physiological ? fleets of the Indian hemp, which has only justbccu introduced into France. Many years, we may remark, often elapse before the discoveries of foreign medical men become generally known to the profession in France; and auy foreigu medicine, however valuable, it is impossible to obtain in Paris. "Finding the hemp so strong, the physician alluded to in a former part of my letter resolved upon trying it on the neighbors. He therefore betook himself, with about fifteen grains of the extract, to u cafe close by, to the habiluet of which he was well known. It was Mardi-grae, and copious libations of flaming punch had prepared the natives for any thing or every thing. Monte Christo, besides, hau made the wonders of Hashish lamiliar to thein, and all were anxious to test the properties of the unknown drug. Not more than u single grain was given to each, home bolted it like a bolus; others smoked it; one individual merely smeared about a quarter of a grain over his cigarette paper. About one grain was dissolved in u glass of Cura^oa, and this was allotted to the master of the house. His two young and handsome daughters wero forbidden to taste of the drug; but the physician had here evidently forgotten his Scriptural history. About three-quarters of an hour passed quietly over, and the curious were rapidly lapsing into incredulity, when a short laugh, followed by an awful and most piercing shriek, issued from an inner apartment. The youngest daughter, following traditional example, had tasted of the forbidden object, and was suddenly struck with delirium and hysterical movements of a Very ularming appearance. Consciousness was only lialf obliterated, and the mind seemed to make supernatural efforts to escape from the chain about to be thrown around It. The shrieks were rapid, most violent, and of a peculiar kind. The girt leu conscious unit she was raving, ana earnestly entreated all around her not to conclude that she was mad; each appeal being1 terminated by a heartrending scream. Some internal sensation also compelled her to cry, every now and then, that she was dying. With great difficulty she was conveyed to bed, where the delirium continued for four hours, all her little love secrets, &c., being revealed to the astonished auditors As if a signal were set by this miscliancc. the young men iii the cafe went off about the same moment. The effect were not, however, so violent. They were extremely varied. The individual who had smoked some hemp (half a grain) in his cigarette was suddenly attacked by violent fits of laughter, which compelled him to roll 011 the floor, during which he exclaimed that something was raising him up to heaven. These file, resembling hysteria, did not last more than ten minutes. Another individual, instead of being agitated, fell suddenly into a deep sleep, bolt upright against the wall, with the chin sunk 011 his chest, and the features in the most perfect calm. Were it not for the deep, slow inspirations, one would have thought him defunct, for the face was deadly pale. So profound was the sleep, that it continued for three hours, despite the shouts and screams of the excited bacchanals who danced around hiin, for in the majority the hemp merely produced intoxication. In all, the excitement was soon followed by an invincible tendency to sleep ; the benches were strewn with the slain, and delightful dreams, producing strange laughter, repaiuthe adventurous tasters for their curiosity." Valparaiso.?The tonnage of the shipping of all nations, which entered in October last into the port of Valparaiso, was 10,800 tons. Of this the Chilians entered 3,000 tons, British 2,500 tons, Americans 2,000, French 1,800 tons, other European nations 1,500 tons. Cold Weather.?So severe has the weather been in the Mediterranean and Black seas, that in the French fleet several persons had died of the cold, and at Gallipoli the tnermomctcr had been as low as 4?, and twenty-three persons were frozen to death. At Constantinople the thermometer had also been down to 6?, the harbor frozen in, and several persons died of cold. A large number of vessels have been lost in the two seas, and amongst them an Austrian man-of-war schooner. Fha.nce.?Commenting on the fierce disputes which are daily occurring in the French assembly, the correspondent of the Daily Newt at Paris says: "French society has, in fact, bocoinc an arena, in which a death struggle is to take place, not of wild beast*?lor neither arc prepared to rush blindly to con Hint?hnl of u'luiahnw iri^urA. fiotor initiation, passion, and skill. It is impossible to regard either of these extreme parties without a mingled feeling of pity and of horror. Both appeal to the aword. Both fling away reasoning for taunts, and patience for defiance?whilst their mutual hatred is such as Dante alone could express." Dbamatic Althobs.?The lAterary Gazette informs us the dramatic authors of Germany are to meet in congress on the 1st of June, at Dresden, to settle a general tariff for the performance of their pieces throughout all Germany, and to take other measures for the protection of their interests. Ready-made Clothiwo.?There is probably a larger assortment of clothing at Oak Hall, Boston, than in any other establishment in the country; and Mr. Simmons sells it at prices which defy competition. Ilia facilities give him an advantage over all competitors, and he sells at a price which is less than that for which most others can afford to make clothing. Telegraphic. 1'rofrttor H'rbtter found Guilty Boston, Sunday, March 31. Mr. Clifford closed the argument in the Webster trial for the State last evening, and the case was submitted to the jury at 8 o'clock. At 11 o'clock the jury returned a verdict against the prisoner of guilty qf murder in the fuel degree. Dr. Webster, by consent of court, made a speech to the jury. On the rendition of the verdict of guilty he swooned for ten minutes. He was then taken to jail to await his sentence. I .oral Matters. cbimimal col'tt?Saturday, March 30.?t'nifed Statu vs. Alexander C. Draper?indicted for an assault and battery. Submitted and sentenced to pay a fine of five dollars. Radrliffe, for the defence. United Statu vs. tWumisu Ogle?indicted for an assault and battery. Submitted and sentenced to pay a fine of five dollars. Hmith, for the defence. United Statei vs. John Shtnar?indicted for circulating a libel, published in a newspaper printed in Baltimore, called "The Viper'i Sting and Paul Pry." Verdict, guilty, and recommended to the tnercy of the court. RadclifSe, for the defence. United State* vs. Frederick I.rug rubral t?indicted in two cases for assault and battery. Hubmitted and sentenced to pay a fine of three dollars in each CMC. Radcliffe, for the defence. Funeral or the late W. H. Paoe.?The funer*l of Mr. W. H. Page, the unfortunate workman who waa killed on Friday at the Smithsonian Institution, took place yesterday. He was attended to the grave by a procession of Odd Fellows and Red Men, of which societies he waa a member. iKCBMniAEi m.?One night last week, a carpenter shop, on Fifth street, between G and H streets, was discovered on fire. The wife of the owner of it, residing near by, immediately suppressed the flames by throwing n bucket of water on them. In the same neighborhood an attempt was made to destroy a stable, but the fire was speedily quenched. Fire.?On Saturday afternoon, a wooden stable, attached to the premises of Mr. R. W. Carter, on I/onisiana avenue, was destroyed by fire. It was, doubtless, the work of an incendiary. The timely arrival of the engine companies saved the adjacent combustible material. Robbery.?On Friday night, the auction store of Green and Tastet, Concert Hall, was entered from the rear. The thief took from a drawer two hundred and forty dollars, and then, with a false key, locked the drawer and departed. ft>- The Church of Nt. Ignatius, situated in Prince George's county, Maryland, five miles from Washington, and three miles from the Aleaandria Ferry, will lie coneerrsUd on Tuesday, April M, at IPo'cbeki t. in. The Archbishop of Baltimore will officiate, aril a sermon will be preached by the Rev. Dr. Ryder, of Georgetown College. April 1 NRI) ALI.RN, or the Peat Age. Hy David Hannay. eaq. Hume'a Hiatory of England, llarper'a edition, volume* 1, 9, and 3. Thia day received, for sale by TAYLOR k MAURY, - Apr. 1 Hookacllera, near 9th atreet. ICONOIJHtPHK KW<V<LOP<KDIA OP SCIENCE. LITERATURE AND ART, No. 7. Thia day received, and for aale by TAYLOR k MAURY, March 30 Hookaellera, near 9th atreet. OLD DR. TOW NMKWD'N t?A RMAPARILLA. Thirty-live doaen hot I lea of old Dr. lt.wnaend'a original and genuine Extract of Saraaparilla, for aale at factory price*, by J. F. CALL AN, March 2- Corner E and 7th atreeta. I ll K KEFUBJJC. A It It 1 VALii AT THK HOUIii. 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SM Garland, Va S Wainwright N Y Thus Morton, Md N P Wilkinson, do W G Wall, Miss Sam Allen, Wis J N Andrews and lady, Almond Fuller, Pa Mississippi Geo Reed, do S R Nicholas, Conn Thus Cobb, Ala A Bay lie, Vt Chas Thompson, Ohio L A Tid marsh, agent E F Rickard, Pottaville W C Washington, Va W McLean, Va G Johnston, Md G W Yerby, N Y G Mag-ruder, do K Woodward, Wash'tun W"5 Berry, do Cladsby'a Hotel, Corner qf Pennsylvania Avenue and 3d street. W G Dozier, S C D S Earl, N Y G A A Mason and lady, T S Sawyer, N 0 New York " D M Godwin, Md Archibald Fox, N Y Daniel Jeans, do Nicholas Gros, do Col Banks, Va G W Van Hamen, Phila Mr Tatum, Va W W Cook and daugh- CD Bennett, Va ter, New York Wm T King, Ala O R Wallis, N C Edward Ruten, Tenn John N Malone, Ala Judge Nelson and lady, juug-e wocxiDury, r? 11 new loric H D Gilpin, Phila Dr Crawford, Md D II Smith, Washing-ton Irving Hotel, Comer qf Pennsylvania Avenue ami Villi street. M II Boye, Phila J Robertson, Wushg'tun W Magetis, do lion J B Thompson, Ky M Wenhum, England E Norton, Halifax S Nelson, NY L C Dudley, Mass H Hardy, do Mrs Dudley, do P B Prindlc, do J B Deval, Canada Y Bclarde, Georgetown C Watson, New York Gov Ujhazi and 3 friends, J B Webster, do Hungary M S Carman, do T Bolangcr, Albany COJHK TO THE PKOPLK'8 STORE, if you want choice Goods and much below the prices elsewhere. We have just opened? 126 cases rich Spring Goods ; consisting in part of, vii: 100 pieces8ilks, French and India plaid, striped, plain and figured; some very handsome second mourning among them. 60 pieces silk Muslins, something new 60 do embroidered Bareges, all colors 90 do plain Bareges and Grenadines 16 do silk Lustres 46 do figured Bareges, corn and other colors 30 do best quality French Lawns 200 Ho figured and plain I^awns, some firstrate at 12j cents 160 pieces plaid and striped Cambrics, some good at 12i cents 126 pieces plaid linen Lustres at 12j cents 100 do plain do very cheap 30 do fine French Ginghams 76 do jaoonet and other Cambrics 26 do Nansuok Muslins 100 do Irish Linens, great bargains 10 do Gauze Flannels 16 do handsome Crapes, for dresses 76 embroidered and plain crape Shawls 100 dozen fine and medium linen cambric Handkerchiefs 24 fine embroidered lincu cambric Handkerchiefs 10 pieces Paris plain Mousselines 60 pieces black aud blue-black Alpacas 10 pieces fine French Bombazines 8 dozen Love Veils A full assortment of silk and cotton Hosiery A large assortment of men's and boy's Wear 4,000 yards Calico, some good at 6' cents 4,000 yards bleached and brown Cottons 300 ladies' and misses Bonnets 350 piece* handsome Honnct Kiband* Parasol* and Umbrella* Mattings, Carpeting*, Oilcloth*, and Curtain* And a great many Good* too nunierou* to mention. Purchaaer* will pleaac favor u* with a call before purr baaing. HALL & BROTHER. April 1?2aw2wdJtcif NOTIC'K?THE CO-PARTNERSHIP HERE to fore existing between the subscribers, under the firm ofT. F WECOR It CO.,ia this day dissolved by mutual content. The outstanding ousinaas will be settled by JOHN BREASTED and GLORGE W. QUINTiARD, who will use the name of the firm in liquidation. CHAS. MORGAN, T. F. 8ECOR, JOHN BREASTED. GEO. W t*l INTARD New York, February 28, 1860. Mosoai* Iron Works, foot !>tm strcet. E. R. > New York. March J*. I860. J The suher.riber, having purchased the entire intcre*ts of the other partners in the late firm of T. F. Hecor It Co., will continue the (Beam-Engine Manufacture. in all its branches, undc: the immediate superintencr of Mr. A. Guion, whose reputation as a conatructing engineer i? too well known to the public to require further notice. Additional facilities are now being added to this already, perhaps, most extensive establishment of the kind in this country, in order to give such despatch in the several manufacturing departmrnta a* shall meet the desires of all who may favor him with their custom April 1?dim CHAS. MORGAN. The Boston Daily Advertiser; Argus, Albany; Courier, Buffalo; N. Am. and U. 8. Garotte, Philadelphia; American, Baltimore; Courier, Charleston; Picayune, New Orleans; Republic, Washington city; will each publish one month, and send bills immediately to this office. CIOVRRNNRNT. (State, and other Storks r bought and sold, by Mar. 30?3tawlm CHUBB & SCHENCK HMITIISOM A\ I.KCTt RM. PROFESSOR RF.F.D. of the University of Pennsylvania, will deliver ft course of three Lectures, follow* Monday, April l*t, ?nd Wednesday, April 3d? "On the Origin ?n?i Growth of the Union during' the Colonial Period." Friday. April 6th?"On the English Language." lecture* to commence preci*ely atHo'clock, p. m. Mar. 29?At r|'HK OTIIRK SI DR. At the request of sevcX ral clergymen and laymen of different denomination* residing in the District of Colombia, the Res. Win. 8. Plummer, D.l>.,of Baltimore, will commence a course of Ijeetures on the points of difference between Protestants and Romanists, in the Presbyterian Church on Four-and-a-half street, on Tuesday evening next, (2d of April,) at 8 o'clock; to be continued from time to time, according to notices which will be given hereafter. Tho public are respectfully invited to attend. Mar.30? 3td COACHMAN WANTKD.?a Colored Man who ha* been accustomed to drive, and who can come well recommended, will hear of a situation by calling at the office of the NrjnMir. Mar 29 if TREASURER'S Shoving the amount at hit credit in the 'JVtasury, wit and in the Mint and Uranchee, bu return* received I draft* have been issued, but were then unpaid, and Ih alio, the anunint of future transfers to avid from depot In what Flack. Treusury of l/iiiled .States, Washington, District of Columbia Assistant Treasurer, Boston, Massachusetts Assistant Treasurer, New York, New York Assistant Treasurer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.... Assistant Treasurer, Charleston, South Carolina Assistant Treasurer, New Orleans, Louisiana Assistant Treasurer, St. Louis, Missouri Depository at Buffalo, New York Depository at Baltimore, Maryland Depository at Richmond, Virginia Depository at Norfolk, Virginia Depository at Wilmington, North Carolina Depository at Bavannali, Georgia Depository at Mobile, Alabama Depository at Nashville, Tennessee Depository at Cincinnati, Ohio.. Depository at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Depository at Cincinnati, Collins Depository at Little Rock, Arkansas Depository at Jeffcrsonville, Indiana Denositorv at Chicago, Illinois Depository at Detroit, Michigan Depository at Tallahassee, Florida Depository at Little Rock, Lincoln Suspense account #2,036 82 Mint of the U. S., Philadelphia, Penn. Branch mint of the U. States, Charlotte, North Carolina Branch mint of theU. S., Dahloncga, Ga. Branch mint of the United States, New Orleans, Louisiana #2.036 82 Deduct suspense account Net amount subject to draft TaEAsvaaa's Office, Marcli 30, 1860. April 1?ltif * (Intel. & Unio 8HAK8PEARK READINGS. MISS KIMBERLY respectfully announces to the citizens of Washington that she will read j Shakspeare's play of " ROMEO AND J ULIET." IN CARUSrS SALOON, On Monday Evening, April 1st. Tickets 60 cents, to be had at the usual places and at the door. Reading to commence at 8 o'clock. POSTPONEMENT.?In consequence of this day being Good Friday, Misj Kimberly deems it proper to. postpone her Reading, announced for this evening, until MONDAY evening, April 1st. Mar. 29?3t CHESAPEAKE and Ohio Canal Bonds. (Maryland preferred,) for sale by Mar. 30?cod 1 w CHUBB & SCHENCK. FINE GOLD, RICH JEWELRY, AND GENEVA WATCHES. LADIES are respectfully invited to call and examine the magnificent stock of the above goods, which is now offered for sale at Mr. S. Parker's Fancy Goods Store, Near National Hotel, Pa. avenue. This stock comprises Watches, Cardovillcs, Chatelaines, Bracelets, Brooches, Chains, &c.,and displays the highest order of mechanical taste and skill. The gold work of these goods is massive, rich in the extreme, and woula bear comparison with the most beautiful ornaments of Bcnvenuto Cellini. Also, Watches of every description?cylinder, lever, duplex?with plain or ornamented cases, with engravings, paintings, diamonds, &c., proved and warranted to keep perfect time. There will be found a splendid collection of cn .imcllcd Miniatures, executed by the first artists, and in the greatest part true copies after the most celebrated Italian masters, (Raphael, Titian, Correggio, &c.,) and mounted as brooches, bracelets, Sic., in the latest styles. To persons wishing to make handsome presents, this opportunity offers inducements seldom to be met with; for tne public are assured that no assortment so extensive nas ever before been offered in America. Mar. 20?WF&Sbt ADDITIONAL SUPPLY OF NEW SPRING GOODS. THE SUBSCRIBERS have just received their full ; and complete assortment of Fancy and Staple Dry Goods, winch have been selected with care from the moat recent importations oi :be cities of New York and Philadelphia, embracing' every article in their line of French, English, India, German, and Italian manufacture; of which they name 25 pieces rich small checkered Gl&cc Silks 10 pieces rich small striped do do 15 pieces rich plain ch'ble do do 5 pieces rich small plaid Mourning do 10 pieces extra rich plain black Groe de Rhine Silks 15 pieces plaid and striped India Foulard Silks 12 pieces new style Alberine 5 pieces embroidered Grenadines, a new article j 20 pieces satin striped and figured Silk Tissual 5 pieces Cashmere style M. de lysines 25 pieces figured French Bareges, new style 15 pieces plain French Barege, every shade 10 pieces solid colored M. de Laine, every shade j 5 pieces printed Linen Cambrics 30 pieces real French Lawns and Jaconets 25 pieces real French Ginghams and Chintzes 2500 yards small figured Lawns, warranted colors, at 12} cts. Together with a great variety of other dress materials not herein enumerated, but which will be shown with pleasure to all who may favor us with a call. P. H. HOOF. k Co. Mar. 19?2m [Uni> n k Alex. Gax.] rpAKE NOTIfK.-TI.at whereas a certificate X of location. No. 26,H23, was issued September 14, 1S48, in the name of William Cummitigs, of Captain Heyer's company 2d Pennsylvania Volunteers, and addressed to the care of Samuel Stettinius. of Washington city, then present, which said certificate was lost: Now the said William Ctimmings intends, in six weeks from the date i hereof, to apply to the Commissioner of Pensions for a duplicate of said certificate. March 22?law6w IMPORTANT TO THK H1HKK OP WASHINGTON AND THK DINTRICT. (|N IM'I.VKItMAClIEK.froinss Haiti mohe street. > Baltimore, has opened a branch opposite Brown's Hotel, Pennsylvania Avenue, where he will open this morning a beautiful assortment o! Laccs, Riblmns, Embroideries,Capes,Collars,Cuffs. Veils, Berthas, Evening Dresses, Embroidered Children's Dresses, Ladies' Breakfast Caps, Em- . broidered and Plain Linen Cambric Handkerchiefs, and an endleas variety of all the leading *tyles of I vices for trimmings and flounces. Abo, Gloves of every description for ladies and gentlemen. li* t'lilvcrnuo Iter hImI rr?>s himkrll tr? mt> 11 froin OA ! to 30 per cent, cheaper than any houae in this city. Jan. lfr-dtf MORSK'M I I i l <. it \ I 11 Messages ami through In half a minute I rpHE MAGNETIC TELEGRAPH COMPANY. ' JL owning the old line of truly American Tela graph between the cities of Washington and New Vorlt, liavc now in operation four wires, which are working, by a single manipulation at each terininus, between the offices of the Company on Pennsylvania avenue, in Washington,and at the corner of Hanover and Beaver streets, New York, and at all the intermediate stations. Any message left at the offices of this Company in Washington, Baltimore, Havre de Grace, Wilmington, Philadelphia, Trenton, Princeton, New Brunswick, Newark, Jersey City, or New York will have prompt despatch. This line connects with all the Morse lines north, south, east and west. The operations of this Company are not interrupted by rain-storms. All business entrusted to this Company will be considered strictly confidential, and will be promptly attended to. B. B FRENCH, i President of the Magnetic Telegraph Company. Feb. 11 AHOWK AND FTRNITt KK FDR IlKVT, in one of the most desirable situations in the city. Inquire of GRKKN k TASTET. March 2?tf PRICK RKDtCKD OF KKWKDV'HUFR of Wirt, two volume*. $'2 '25. Ingcrsoll's War of 1813, 2d volume, price $1. History of Congress, 1789, 1793. Brougham's Political Philosophy, 3 vols. 1 Mill's Political Economy. Grimke's Nature and Tendency of Free Institutions * Statesman's Manual, 4 vols. For sale at low prices by TAYLOR fc MAURY, March l(> Booksellers, near 9th street. .1. AT WOOD, PORTRAIT PAINTKR, Front Philadelphia, WILI. remain in Washington during the sessio of Congress Ilia Studio is in room No. 47, | basement of the Capitol Feb. 4?tf STATEMENT, 1 h Auietant TrtuMurrrt and designated Depotitorie?, i o Monday, '2bth March, 1450, the amount for which J e amount then remaining subject to draft. Showing, it lories, a* ordered by the Secretary of the Treatury. Amount on de- Urafu hereto- Amount itubject 1 punite. fore drawn hot to draft. V ' not yet paid, ' though payable ' a tl #146,400 76 #16,443 '2b #130,917 50 1 616,196 27 i 77,794 92 1,638,400 35 j 4,125,643 42 I 168,317 92 3,957,325 50 c 1,016,616 06 1 16,229 68 1,001,386 38 110,637 09 10,652 20 99,984 89 j 212,071 91 133,076 84 78,996 07 t 302,712 90 108,391 66 194,321 34 9,220 71 4,804 97 4,415 74 , 40.403 71 344 72 40,058 98 6,335 72 437 98 6,887 74 6,484 01 - 6,484 01 11,229 84 931 06 10,297 78 80,773 84 9,029 39 71,744 46 I 49,693 53 42,407 00 7,286 53 t 10,241 98 4,224 37 6,017 61 i 92,604 10 i 6,530 71 86,073 39 760 06 133 33 626 73 f 3,301 37 32 00 3,269 37 1 21,177 12 1 14,357 67 6,819 45 d 111,199 04 ' 30,531 66 80,667 49 fc 35,909 26 3,124 78 32,784 48 Ifl 194 K I lh I'U Jli 11*294 11 ! 3,949 87 7,344 24 I 13,006 56 403 15 12,603 41 j1 2,035 82 841,150 00 - 841,150 00 S 32,000 00 - 32,000 00 a 26,850 00 - 26,850 00 100,000 00 - 100,000 00 m 89,049,945 82 I 8668,259 20 $8,383,722 44 .. 2,035 82 $8,381,686 62 1 t ?) < (1REAT AMERICAN ENGINEERING AND MECHANICAL WORK, just published in medium folio, 75 cents. I Part III. of "Specimens of the Stone, Iron, and ? Timber Bridges, &c., &c., of the United States t Railroads;" by George Duggan, Architect and f Civil Engineer. 1 The present part contains beautifully executed a plans, elevations, sections and isometrical views of t the elegant timber arch, 275 feet span, at Cascade t Creek, Pennsylvania, on the line of the New Vork j and Erie railroad, and of a plank bridge 100 feet t span across the Mohawk river near Rome, on the * line of the U. and S. railroad, with the specifics- j, tions, estimates, bills of timber, iron, &c. ? N. B.?This work is publishing by subscription (j of the most eminent in the engineering profession e of the United States, and will be completed in <j twelve parts, at 75 cents each, to those who remit their names and subscriptions before the 1st May t next, after which the price will be raised to 81 per part. To those makinga present remittance of $5, and the remainder, 8?, when they have been supplied with the first six parts, the work will be forwarded regularly as published. Parties remitting 89 shall receive it monthly pobt-fbee in any part of the ' United States. "It is a work that was a great desideratum, and , must prove of great benefit to the engineering pro- ( feasion generally, and especially .to the tyro in ( practical engineering and mechanical knowledge; t in truth, it strikes us, that it would require yearn of ,, labor and patient toil on the part of a young cngi- ft neer to prepare the drawings, and collect the in- a formation tnal will be embodied in this work, and f can now be secured for the trifling sum of 89." t [Scienf?7lc American, March 16, 1850. j "In connexion with this subject (Iron Railroad t Structures) wc take occasion to call attention again t to Mr. Duggan's valuable and expensive publics- t tion, exhibiting drawings, with full descriptions of i the various stone, iron, and wood bridges, viaducts, t tunnels, culverts, &c., of all the Railroads in the t United States. Mr. Duggan is an accomplished t Architect aiid Civil Engineer, who came from Ireland to this country to exercise his profession; but a finding Railroad construction here in many respects ? different from that to which he had been accus- 1 turned in Europe, he applied biiuaclf to the study of our system; and the fruits of his researches and a investigations, embodied in this work,arc well cal- c culatodtomcettheexigcnciesof engineers, and to as- 1 sist draughtsmen, bridge-builders, mechanics, and students. The work will be supplied to subscribers a only, in 12 parts, at 76 cents each."?JV. Y. Jour- t nal of Oommeret, Frb. 14, I860. Published by GEORGE DUGGAN, f 172 East Broadway, New York, t To whom all communications should be addressed, I and subscriptions forwarded. I March 28?4td FOR NORFOLK. ( ^ The steamer OSCEOLA, having undergone thorough repairs, has ' eB3E*HBlee resumed her trips to the above place. Leaving Washington every THURSDAY, ( at 9 o'clock, a. in.; returning, leaves Norfolk every ' FRIDAY, at 4 o'clock, p.m. Touching at Cone river and the usual landings on the Potomac . Passage and fare, $6. 1 FOR BALTIMORE. K ?T""**/S THE <*^CE01 A leaves Wash Jr ^-r-g&^inirton for Baltimore every 8UN^idBstfMHiDAY, at7 o'clock, a. m. Returning, leaves Baltimore every TUESDAY, at 4 o'clock, p. m. Touching, going and returning, at Leonard Town, Md., Cone river, Va., and the usual landings on the Potomac. Mar. 28?dlw&3taw J. MITCHELL, Captain. CHECKS on all the Principal Cities, for ' sale in sums to suit, by Mar. 3th -3taw3w CHUBB k SCHENCK. AN EASTER FESTIVAL, rpo procure funds to complete the Lecture-mom X ol the Church of the Ascension, (Mr. Gilliss's, Episcopal.) will be held AT THE ODEON, corner of Pennsylvania avenue and 4} street, during the firtt irtrk t? Ayrxl, commencing on Easter Monday, at 6 o'clock, p. m. The room will be open at that hour every evening of the week. A variety of useful and ornamental articles, as well as refreshments of various kinds, will be exhibited for sale. ^ A good Band will be in attendance. Admittance 12J cents. A ticket for the week, admitting a lady and o-etitlrinan. 8 1. Aa the Room ia absolutely nrcraaarv to accommodate thr Sabbath School of the church, it ia hoped a that the frienda of Sabbath School* will extend to thia Featival a liberal patronage. " Feed my | lamba." March 117?dtApb \KW OPR!fIN0. FPULVERMACHF.R, from Baltimore, will open thia morning, aix door* eaat of the National Hotel, hia apring importation* of French Fancy Gooda? Rmbroiderira, Lace*, Glove*, Ribbon*, Jtc. Thia ia the finest aelection of gooda ever exhibited in the Capital. F. P invite* the I tadie* of the Diatrict to come and examine hia 1 atock. March 27- fit if i MIM K. B. HfOTT. Mnalr leaaana on Piano and Onltar. Application to be made at Mr. caruhis . Mualc Store, or at Mra. CLARE'S, over Hank J of Waahingtoa, on Louisiana avenue, between bth j and 7th etreeta, Washington, D. C. After the experience Mia* Scott haa had in teaching in Semi- (. nariea, both South ami Wrat, ahr ia confident *he , will give satisfaction to thoae who favor her with < their patronage. Feb. 1?tf ' ' a WA IWTKD. By a 1-ady every may competent t to teach Muaic on the Piano Forte and t Guitar, a situation in aome Seminary *oulh or 0 weat, though the former would he preferred. She ? ha* much experience in her prosraaion, having t, been employed in several of tlie most re*pectable p Seminarioa. The moat unqueationable reference# given aa to character and capacity. A nr communication addreaaeif. nnat-naid. to O. P., Washington city poet-office, will be promptly itUindMl to. Feb. I9tf Ct ORPORATION M?rk, (Ma months and r / quarterly,) for sale by Mar. 30- dIOt I'lH IIH k SCHKM'K ?BY JOH\ MARTIN <V CO., AarUomrn. '' IARAME HOUSES AND LOTS AT AUCTION. The two two-story Frame Houaea, on Lot No. ^ 4, in Square No. 76, in the city of Washington, and fronting on I street, and directly aouth of the Si a ^ Buildings, will be sold at auction, without rewrre, on SATURDAY, the 30th March, at half-past four o'clock. r l Term* One-third raah, the balance in aiaty and ^ ninety day*, for approved endorsed notes bearing interest. J. MARTIN A CO.. y Mar. M?dta Auctioneers. OIL PAISTIttt*. AC A Rl).? Lathes and gentlemen, and lovers of J the fine art* generally, are respectfully solic- r ited to call and view the collection of Paintings now exhibiting in the Odeon building, and to be sold by auction on Saturday, (to-niorrow,) the 3f>th C instant, at 12 o'clork Catalogues are now ready. Mar. 29 DYER k BRO., Auct* BATH FIXTVHKtl. WATER.CLOVKTll, AMD PLINBINO l"N all its branches, done at the shortest notice and I the moat workmanlike manner, at New Yo/k iricea. F. Y. Navlos, south side of Pennsylvania ave me, near 3d street, has just returned from the orth, and is now prepared to fit and put up Batting Apparatus, Watei-Closets, Force Pumps, Beer 'iimps, and every description of Plumbing, in the nost workmanlike manner. Having secured the ervices of a workman of thirty years' experience nd practice, who has designed and executed in hat time some of the principal jobs in Furope, he hallenges competition. He has also laid in an assortment of Bright and rancy Tinware, to which he invites the attention if housekeepers generally. Roofing, guttering, spouting, and all other work n the copper, tin, and sheet-iron line, promptly and arefully attended to. All work entrusted to the subscriber warranted O give saliafastion. March 11?eolinif F. Y. NAYLOR. NIGMKYEH At WHITE, Commission Merchants and General Produce Brokers, Portsmouth, Va., offer their services to he shipping, planting, trading, and in&iiufacturuginterests. We will give strict attention to selling or shipling Tobacco, Cotton, Flour, Grain, Provisions, ..umber, and Naval Stores, and forward merchinline with despatch. Portsmouth, Feb. 8, 185(1. rcu. i??oooui Beautiful ni'rinu good*.-Walter HARPER & CO., Pennsylvania avenue, be ween 9th and 10th streets, have now in store, and eady for inspection, a large and beautiful assortment of choice Spring and Summer Fancy and taple Goods, comprising every variety of? Rich Paris Silks, Bareges, Mousse lines, Lawns nd Ginghams Embroidered Crape and other Shawls and Scarfs New style richly embroidered Paris Mantillas Lace and Muslin embroidered Capes, Collars, .nd Cutis Silk Hosiery, Gloves, and Linen cambric Hdkfs. Parasols and Screens Together with a great variety of rich, rare, and teauuful Goods To which we would respectfully call the atten;ion of our friends and purchasei-H generally. Two or three hundred packing boxes for sale theap. Mar. 26?3teoif h QIWP'X TIIE STEAMER COLUMBIA Capt. James Habpeb, having been Maona t borough I y repaired, improved, ind enlarged, and having fifty feet in length of enircly new hull, thereby greatly increasing hercapacity for the conveyance of freight, and rendering icr, too, it is confidently expected, much more pcedy than heretofore, will resume her trips beween the District and Baltimore on Wednesday, he 20th of March, leaving Riley's Wharf, in Wasnngton, at six o'clock, and Alexandria at seven in he morning; and returning, will leave Commerce trcet Wharf, in Baltimore,on the Saturday followtig, at four o'clock in the afternoon; and will thereIter continue to leave Washington and AlexanIria every Wednesday morning, anil Baltimore very Saturday afternoon, at the hours aforesaid , luring the season. For passage or freight apply to the captain on loard, or to the Agents. C. WORTHlNGTON. Baltimore. J. J. WHEAT & BROTHERS, Alexandria. E. PICKRELL & CO., Georgetown. T. W. RILEY, Washington. Mar. 14?eol'2td&3tcp hew supply spring furniture dry goods. DLAGETT & DODSON have the pleasure of announcing to the citizens of Washington, Georgetown, Alexandria, and their neighborhoods, hat tne following named goods for the season, together with many others not necessary to specify. mfcjucv ucca aviucu iu turn buk r in iraue, anu jrc now on sale; all of which have been selected rom the very latest importations, and, in view of he proverbial good taste of their customers, C. & 5. have been very careful in the selection of them, o which the attention of the public, particulary he ladies, is invited; assuring them that the prices ihall be as reasonable as the same goods can be furlished in any house in the country. We hardly iced to say that the pleasure of exhibiting them to ill who favor us witu a call will be quite equal to hat of all who sec them, viz: Pink, blue and white Berlin, Dresden ami Marleillcs Toilet Quilts, for French and higbpost bed leads, with bureau and crib covers to match, rhese goods are chaste and beautiful. Pink and white, blue and white, buff and white, md white ft-4 and 3-4 Toilet Dimities, for toilet overlets, and chamber and bed curtains, new style tall Fringes to match all the colors. Tidies for toilet tables, divans, chairs, piano- * tools, and cake or fruit-baskets. These goods are , teat and pretty. Double Satin Damask mess and tea-table cloths rom 8-4 by 8-4 to 12-4 by 24-4, with all the inter nediate sizes for circular and oblong tables in Egyptian, Cumberland vase, bouquet and fruit patterns, with napkins and doilies to match. These able linens, particularly the Egyptian patterns, will tie admitted by all who see them to be the most :legant and unique things of the kind ever seen. 8-4, 9-4, and 10-4 Silesia and Irish Table Damask by the yard. 1 piece 9-4 Cream Damask, a new article. 8-4, 9-4, and 10-4 Bleached and Brown Russia sheeting. 8-4, 9-4, and 10-4 Irish sheeting. do do Hamilton Long Cloth Cotton iheeting. 9-8, 5-4 and 6-4 Irish and German Pillow and Bolster case Linens, line, heavy, and cheap do do Enirliah Longcloth Cotton do Silesia, double satin Damaak, Basket, Damask ordered Huckaback, and Diaper Toilet Toweling* )ur assortment of these goods is superb Baden-Galen, or Medicated Toweling for bathing purposes tuy one who wants to have their backs scratched, vill have it to their heart's content in the use ofhis article. Circular and oblong wine or fruit Cloths with loilies to match, very rich Damascus and India embossed clolh Pis no and Table covers Ixipzig, Berlin, and English T? a and Mess Table hi Cloths, rich in design, and colors, width 3ft. to ift. Lace, Swiss, and Book Embroidered, and Plain Curtain Muslin, some in remaged patterns and orders, rich and cheap. Transparent Window Shades superbly painted n bouquets and simple tinted borders French ami English Furniture Chinlxc* in ara<e*que and delicate little figure* for divan and chair over* Very wide Brown and figured heavy Damask tor lancing or crumb clotha Narrow do. tor atepa Window cornices with Bracket* to match Canopies for French Bed Curtain* expected daily Velvet Tapestry, Hruaaelado, Brussels, 3-ply In rain and Venetian Carpeting* Oil Clotha for doors, and a general aaaortraent of ndia .Matting* and door mat*. Housekeepers will find no difficulty in being urniahed with all the requisites for their bouaea at hia ware-room. CLAGETT It DODSON, Cor. Pa. av. and <Uh at., up atair*. Mar. 19?3w*2awif PAPBBalAMlM AND t PHOL8TERIHO KST A III.ISIIXKVr. Ptnntylvanui oaraw, Wtieern 1 '2tA and I3IA ilrrtlt ? JOHN ALEXANDER, Paper-hanger and I'pholaterer, bog* leave to announce to hia numcrou* patron* and the citizen* >1 the Dietri. t, that he haa lately returned from the North, where he haa selected an extensive and va ied aaaortinent of Paper-hanginga of the neweat Mttterna, which he will be pleaaed to exhibit at hia alce-ronni, which he haa newly fitted up and enarged to accommodate the increaae of baiaineaa. lie ha* just received hia apring supply of Ameriau and Frenoh Gilt Paper, Window Shades, Gilt Cornice, Gilt Curtain Pins, Picture Taaacls and 2ords, and every thing in the upholstering line. Hia past experience and the satisfaction *o unieraally given to those who have favored him with heir patronage is a guaranty that all orders enru*tcd to him will be executed with despatch and n moderate terms. Employing none but the beat mrkincn. and giving a strict personal attendance ? the busineaa, he feels warranted in guarantying I lie moat perfect satisfaction to those who may favor I iui with their order*. March 22?3taw3w I HAKNI'M'H HOTRI.. \KU YOKR. I (Late Howard'*,) I BROADWAY, CORNER OF MAIDEN LANE I rHE aliove extensive Hotel haa been leased by I the sulatrriber, and ha* hern completely refit I ed in the moat elegant manner ; large addition* ,rc being inarlc, which, when completed, will nake it tno largest Hotel in New York. It la the I letrrmination of the proprietor to make it equal in I very respec t to any other house in the IJnited I Itales It* location is the most desirable in the | ity, briny in the iikmI laah ion able part of Hroad ray, contiguoua to all the public building*, place* I I ainuaoinmt and buaineae. I Grateful for the liberal patronage while at Cum- I eehutd, Md , and own recently the WadtMl I Cleveland, Ohio, he would respectfully eoli it the favor of a call from hie frienda viaitmg New I or It. A ft. BARNUM March 25?2aw2m I A ri'RNISIIBD ROOM ? Rent, wtthnot I f\. board,on Hth street, three door* from G, in the I ear of the Patent Office. Mar. 20 tf fl OAOMBV'M IIOTKI., I 'orner of Pennsylvania avenna and .Id at., I Star Railroad ttopdt, IVatktngton. I Oct. t?iftf : * ?