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XT Atvertisiuontb should be handed
In by 12 o'clock, M., otherwise they may
not appear until the next day.
Job Printihg.?The public are in
formed that we are now prepared to exe
cute job printing in all its varieties, from
cards, ball tickets, Ac., to (show bill)
posters and book work, as well m& ss
low as at any other office in Washington,
and with equal dispatch. Give us a call.
Tns Star in Baltimore.?Mr. John
L. Cos nollt is the agent for the Star in
Baltimore, and will serve any one wish
ing it every afternoon. Persons sub
scribing will bear in mind that he alone
can ooliect the subscription money.
The following persons are authorized
to contract for the publication of adver
tisements in the Star:
Philadelphia?V. B. Palmxb, N. W.
corner of Third and Chestnut streets.
New York?S. M. Psttlnqlll k Co.,
Nassau street.
Boston ?V. B. Palmer, Scollay's
The Union &uerta that Hon. John M. Pat
ten, of Virginia, the candidate of the Know
Nothinga for Attorney General of his State ia
ashamed of the company (political) he keeps,
and quotes the Philadelphia North Amtnean
to prove the reckless extravaganoe and unfit
ness of the Know Nothing Philadelphia City
Councils. The Union also speaks very eeoour
agingly of the prospects of Wise in Virginia,
and quotes from the Evoning Post of New
York an article explaining a secret organise
tion of foreigners said to exist in this country;
in the course of which it is said:
*' Gat nil their plans, as we have befo-e
stated, contemplate a aspiration of feeling and
of interest between our native and foreign
born population, and in furtherance of this
object they have recently procured the intro
duction of a ??ill into the United Satea Senate
which in designed to limit the privileges of
citisenthip to persons who have resided in the
country far a period of at least twenty-one
years This insidious proposition is advocated
upon grounda of pretended patriotism, but no
one who reflect) upon i:s operations for a sin
gle in >n eat can fail to see the darker pirpose
which lies behiod it. to bind the foreigners
together by the ties of a common injustice and
a common pivation, and at the same time to
dimmish, il not to deatroy, all interest in the
prosperity of their adopted country. They
reaaon oorrectly, that if the half million of
emigrsnta from the old country who annually
seek a home in the United States were re
quired to wait twenty-one years before they
were allowed any ii.fluence in making the
laws to which they were required to submit,
or in expending the revenues toward which
tbey were required to contribute, in a few
years their numbers Wuuld become ao great aa
to create a mighty nation in our midat, dii
gu ted by our intolerance, unfriendly to our
institutions, indispoaed to mingle with our
people, ana ready to uni:e with our enemiea,
whether internal or external, at a momenta
Thid story strikes us as a mere electioneer
ing trick.
The Intelligmeer reviews the signs in the
European political horison in search of evi
dence that peace is at hand. Here and there
the edi or aeema to catch a glimpse of the ob
ject of hia desire, while other signa bode long
continued war. On the whole he comes to
the conclusion, that the death 6f Nicholas is
rather favorable to peae? than war 80 they
The Intttlrgmeer in another eolumn aays:
A fiw d ?yj ago we noticed the departure
of a Commission of Army Offioers, under in
strue ions from the War Department, to visit
the seat of military operation, in the Crimea.
This practical forecast on the part of our au
thoritiee bu our hearty approval; for we fully
appreciate the importat.ee of a carerul study
ct the art of defei.ee to a people who would
remain free While the polioj^of our country
is zealously to maintain its military establish
ments on a modest footing, no measures should
be begiected for (reserving them in the high
est s ate ol effijiency ; and, as the art of war
must be recognised a progreeri** science, per
fe tion can only be attained in it by a careful
observation ef the practice ef the art by the
great military Powers by whom it is so sedul
ously cultivated ; and it is only by investiga
te and comparison of results on the field of
its largest developmenta that our own advance
ment can be determined "
Tea Qoybbhmest a Mudals.?The reader
will find 011 our first page a synoptieel descrip
tion cf all the medala eo far struck for the
United States Government. It is a table oi
great intereet and value, indeed We publish
it on the outside owing to the want of spaoe in
the news oolumns of the inside.
New Oblxaxs Racks?In the great four
mile race which came off on the 16th instant,
Lexington beat Leeompte in one heat; time,
7.22*. Leeompte barely escaped being dis
tanced. Leeompte was then withdrawn.
.... Governor Joeepb Johnson, of Virginia
acd Mrs Ling, widow of the late Dr. Linn, of
Miseoeii, are at Browns' Ho>el
.... Rev. C H McLaughlin, of the Western
Virginia Conference, M. E Charoh, died of
pneumonia on the id inst.
....Dr. Brownson,the distinguished Catho
lie publicist, was announoed in the New Or
leans paters to deliver a lecture en the sub
ject of The Mission of the United States,"
on Thursday last, while Rev. W. H Milburn,
Chaplain to the late U. S House of Represen
ted ee. wes to deliver one the night before, in
the same oity, taking tor his theme " Young
America '
....Professor Charles C. Jewett has been
elected Profeaeor of Philoeophy in Columbia
College. Diatrict of Columbia.
.... Hon. V> m. B. Clarke, formerly a Sena
tor from Washington county, Maryland, in the
Legislature of that State, died in Baltimore on
Saturday. He was the Whig candidate for
Governor again*t Mr Lowe
.... Professor Gauss, a savant much re
spected in Germany, died a lew days ago in
Gottingen Since 1818 he never, for a single
night, alept from under the roof of the obaer
vatory of Gottingen. When found, he was
seated in bis arm chair, both hands reeling on
hia knees, his feet stretched out, and his head,
with its flowing locks of silvery hair, sunk on
his breast
.... Capt. Pope, aeoording to the Indianola
(TeJlfl) Bul etin was to leave that place on
the 3d instant, for the further exploration of
the Missi^eippi and Pacific railroad, and the
examination of the practicability of obUiaiig
water on the plains. The enti.e party will
consist of some two hundred persona, who will
be abeent from home for one year at least,
probably longer.
WtfmnSTM MRWS AM 60-SfP.
Helping our neighbor out of Us Quandary
It hu diatroMod as exoeedingl y to witness the
agony of tho Intelligencer for the last three
or four days, causing it to moan and worry aa
though it already smells blood, if we may be
permitted to use an apt, if vulgar comparison.
Colonel Beaton too, has oome to the editors'
rescue, writing them a long fee-fo-fum letter,
wherein he tells them that he "told 'em so"
long since?last winter in Congress?in de
daring that the lour new regiments were ob
tained from the National Legislature to be
used against Cuba, not to make a war on the
Northwestern Indiana; which purpose, in defi
ance of the so reoent record, he oharges that
the War Department alleged when it recom
mended the authorisation of the additional
troops. The venerable and gentle Colonel
" goes on " in this letter like one possessed,
modestly, making bat twenty-six allusions to
himself in its first three paragraphs?ten in
the first, eleven in the seoond, and fire in the
third! He rears and pitches oyer his notion
that the administration are bent on war for
Caba, like a staid ox on nearing a butcher's
yard. The smell of blood afar off evidently
offends his olfactories. We welcome the gal
lant Colonel back in print, and wonder that
the great I-am has mansged to keep himself
out of the newspapers for perhaps a fortnight
or three weeks; in all which time, until the
appearance of his epistle in question, we had
seen published nothing new signed with his
But, in the face of palpable trnth, his as
severation of that which is antrae, only helps to
render more difficult the peculiar situation of
our esteemed neighbors of the Intelligencer,
who, in this matter, play the part of the dis
consolate widow. They are lugubriously call
ing on all to comfort them, yet reject every
thing that does not serve to make their mo
mentary anguish more keen. They hunt their
exchanges systematically to find proof that the
Administration are bent on doing that, which]
if done, they intimate, will fill them with in
expressible grief. In plain English, they are
barking up the wrong tree in following the
gentle Colonel's nose.
W e have taken occasion to ascertain to oar
satisfaction that nobody ifl the Government
dreams of making war to obtain Cuba. The
idea has never entered the head of the Presi
dent or that of either of his constitutional ad
vieers? never. Their purpcse is very clearly
to preserve peace. They have oommon sense
enough to know that if Conoha is permitted to
multiply causee of ill-will to Spain on the
part of our people (because to obeok him in
his insane career wjll frighten good people in
the United States somewhat) the upshot will
be that we will soon have war in earne?t. So
they have sent Commodore MeCauley down
civilly t? notify him that his present course
with reference to Americans and American
vessels if persevered in must insure war, and
to urge on him that if he values peace *ith
the United States, he must oeve such prac
tices as must be resisted by foroe of arms by
this Government, at all hasards And further
to assure him, that he may dismiss all fears of
I the successful departure of filibustering ex
I peditien: so long as Fianklin Pierce remains
I in the Presidency. V. e take it for granted,
I further, that Commodore MeCauley has orders
I after having delivered the message, the sub
I stance of which we mention above, to permit
I no more firing of shot over and around Amer
I ican vessels pursuing lawful commerce on the
I high seas?in the Gulf.
We beg our neighbor not to interpret us as
I speaking officially in this oase, insomuch as
I tLis information (in the truth of which we
| have entire confidence) comes to us from no
I official souroe, having been gathered little by
I little in the last three or four days.
I Hot yat Appoint^ _Mr. Julius E. Meire
I had net oeen appointed (as announced in the
I Union) a seoond lieutenant in the marine
I corps up to 1 p m to-day. If there is no
I '? slip twixt the cup and the lip," we presume
I he will be se appointed.
I The Enlistment of Boys in the Navy.?Tho
Secretary of the Navy has joist Completed his
I regulations and instructions for the enlistment
I of boys, in large numbers, into tho service
I under the old law of March 2, 1837. Their
| substance is as follows : The parents' or guar
I dian's conscnt to be requisite and oertified. No
I boy taken under fourteen or over eighteen ?
I to serve until he ia twenty one A surgeon s
I certificate of physical fitness required, and no
I oonvict taken. On enlistment the boys 'ire to be
I sent to the most convenient receiving ship and
I there clothed and instructed in seamen's du
I ties; they are net to be permitted to attend
1 as servants or waiters on officers, Aa Strict
I speci:\ instructions are given as to thejr pro.
| fessional and elementary English education,
I for which purpose they are to be formed into
I classes udfor the charge of competent officers.
I warrant and petty, who are to render a weekly
I report of the eonduct of each boy. At the
I end of regular oruises, the conduct of the boys
I also to be reported on, with such suggestions
I concerning them as the oiiief offioer over them
I judges proper. Such apprentices to be fur
I nished to sea going vessels after instruction,
I not to comprise more than one-twelfth of the
I ship's complement of men before the mast.
I On enlistment they are to be rated as seoond
I or third claaa, as may seem just, and to be
I rated higher as they deserve to be. The pay
I of third elass to be $8 per month; of seoond
class, $9; of the first $10; one fourth of the
I boys' pay to be retained until the expiration
I or his apprenticeship; the rest, (as may be
I required,) to be expended for his clothing and
I necessaries The boy is not permitted to draw
I spirit rations, but will be credited with its
I value. He is to be encouraged to send
to his parents or friends as much as possible of
I his pay, exclusive of the retained one-fourth
I No parties of two or more boys to be allowed
I "liberty" in foreign port, and when a boy is
I allowed to go ashore out of the United States,
it mast be in company with a petty offioer, or
I steady and reliable seaman. At the termina
tion of a regular cruise, the commanding of
ficer to report the nsmes of the boys having
leave of absenoe, and the state of their ac
counts. Department not to grant more than
six weeks leave to the most deserving. At the
expiration of term of apprenticeship, to be
paid their reserved pay, and, if approved, to
receive a parohment certificate, and to have
preferAce for promotion over all others, if re
naining in the servioe.
" New York and the Hew Regiments ?In
telligent politicians are much pussled by tho
appointment of ? son of the late Lieuten
&ot Governor Pitcher, to an offioa in tta n#w
regiments authorised by the laat Congress.
Lieut. Gov. Pitcher was was an Anti-Masonio
Whig; and we understand the son inherits
the politics of his father. Yet he reoeived the
only commission awarded to this State, to the
exclusion of many Democratic candidates
who were warmly recommended to the Presi
dent's consideration Mr. Pitcher, so far as
WlP?"*"?*0* no qualification
? m n' i ** least an equal dtcnt
I h.1-. competitors. It mijbi
t ?hould be preferred to all
others, but ? why he should, if a question that
Un D"'l
We extraot the above for the purpose of en
lightening the 44 intelligent politicians" who
hare been " pussled" by the Rocheeter editor.
Lieut Got. Pitoher waa not an Anti Masonic
^big, but a mason and a Democrat. We,
too, understand that the son inherits the poli
tics of hi* fkther, as he was recommended for
the commission he has obtained bj some of
the leading Democrats of New York. Major
Pitcher was not, however, appointed for his
political opinions. He way originally an offi
cer of the Navy, resigned in time of peace, to
settle his deceased father's estate, sought ser
vice again when, the Mexican war commenced,
and was commissioned by Mr Polk on the
recommendation of numerous prominent Dem
ocrats. He was at the seat of war during the
whole term of his service, was engaged on
both lines, and faithfully performed all the
duties that devolved upon him. As the Ro
chester paper does net claim that Major Pitch
er's qualifications are excelled by those of any
of his Democratic competitors, but admits
that it may be right that he should be pre
terred to them, and only asks "why he should,"
we hope the above will prove a satisfactory
reply to the question.
The Agricultural and Pastoral Indiana cl
New Mexico.?Some months ago we took oc
casion to urge the propriety of dealing with
the civilised Indians of New Mexico as if they
were whites?that is, on the part of the Gov.
ernment. This is a subject that should not be
overlooked. I he pueblos or oivilised towrs of
Indians of that Territory are as follows :
County of Taos?Taos and Picoris, 283.
County of Rio Arriba?San Juan and Santa
Clira, 500
County of Santa Fe-San Udefonso, Namba,
Pcj- c que, and Tesuque, 590
Ci unty of Santa Ana?Coehite, Santa Do
mingo. San Felipe, Santa Ana, Zia, and Jer
nei, 1.918.
County of Bernalillo?Sandia and Gleta, 883
County of Valeuoia?Seguna, Acona, and
Zuroia, 1,800.
Opposite ?1 Paso?Soeoro and Islettas, 600
?Making a total of 8,534 pueblos in the
Territory orer five years of age
The Commissioner of Pensions has the
Franking Privilege.?Hearing that some
Postmasters refuse to forward unpaid letters
addressed to the Commissioner of Pensions, we
have to say that that officer enjoys the frank
ing privilege, so far as letters on the business
of his office are concerned. It is the duty of
Postmasters to forward any such letters with
out exaoting prepayment of the postage there
The Ban Jacinto.?The Navy Department
have late advices from the U S. war steamer
^an Jacinto, met recently atlsa, wherein it is
stated that her repaired machinery works ad
mirably, enabling her to make better time
than ever before.
The Current Operations of the Treasury
D&pamreot.?On yesterday, the 16th April
tberj were of Treasury Warrants entered on
the books of the Department?
For paying Treasury debts $1,426 23
Kor the Customs 10,546 50
For covering into the Treasury
from miscellaneous sources.... 182 25
For covering into the Treasury
from customs 118,805 35
For oovering into the Treasury
?fro? Lands 177,996 37
For the War Department 33,164 ?"
For repaying in the War Depart- -
For the Navy P- .????.. 567 79
For th* T --pertinent 52 819 03
-*ote?ior Department 26,497 68
for repaying for the Interior De
partment 2,797 50
A Crabbed Old Fellow oh the Rising
Omiration.?An old gentleman, a citisen of
Washington, with little of the milk of human
kinduess in his composition, writ** us the fol
lowing as a portion of his oxperienoe on a late
trip to the North, vie:
' A peculiarly genteel species of loafing and
mstf'thts bfC0"in* common in some
Th. t ? !? , gl? c?nntTJ,' merits notice.
The residents of a city or village attend CVerv
morning, or about luneh hour at the reading
sfon nf th* \ A? * papers to the exclu
sion of the guests of the house. It is al*o b?
coming fashionable for young squabs also res*
m J? <>*?*? i-te the pariers cf h^o
talk to each other about themselves to the an
noyance of the guests of the house. Resident
cnuenrshould subscribe for the local papers
they Wish to read, and not elbow visiting
?,??ger5 T tb? fl,M pai(1 for by hot?? pro
pnetors for the use of guests. We are pleased
n* at'?! K ' ,PrWviM 0f re?den?s drink
ing at the bar at lunch time is nearly out of
fashion. Eating is the chief indulgence and
economy as welf as temperance ispfomotid by
prsetice, as lunoh by itself costs nothing."
Odd-Fellows College ?The Grand Lodge
of Odd Fellows, of Virginia, has adopted the
Martha Washington Female College at Abing.
don, and will take measures to insure its com
pletion. It is contemplated to make such ar
rangements as will insure to the indigent
daughters of every deceased Odd-Fellow the
benefit of a good eduoation.
I^By a law reoently passed in Miokigan a
married woman may reoeire, buy, sell, devise,
mortgage, Ac , her real and pereonal property
without the consent of her husband; and also,
sue and be sued without joining the husband
in the suit in either oase.
Picayune, April 11th,
says:?We have been favored with a oommu
nication from the State Comptroller of Texas.
* thii oitT? from whi?h we
learn that he has reoeived information of sev
eral counterfeit Certificates of the first elass
in Ni. vliir* R?p1bliw3 be,Df in circulation
. Zt I1 k believed that similar
counterfeits are in circulation in this city
and in other pleoes Persons should therefore
be oautious in dealing in suah securities.
The Scspmsioh Bridge.?We learn that
six thousand four hundred and fifty-one pas
sengers oroseed the Great Suspension Bridge,
at Niagara Falls, the last feur days preceding
Saturday last. This is an evidence, and a
strong one, of the oonfidenoe the public have
in that route for the West, and of its fan in
creasing popularity.?Bvff. Cour. Friday.
A Costly Building.?The new city hall,
talked of in New York will only cost $2,500,
000, if built, as proposed, of marble from Lee,
_ %
HTThe number of deaths in New York,
last week was four hundred and twenty.nine,
showing an inorease of thirty-eight on the
mortality of the week previous.
pyDog poisoning is practiced to suoh an
exient in Newark, N. J., that one hundred and
fifty animals have been poisoned In a month
ty* The Governor of Pennsylvania has
signed the anti-license law recently passed by
the Legislature.
OaoMnowir, April 1#, 1865
Wo hear quite a multitude of complaints
among oar oitisons against the largely in
creased raluation which has bean assessed
upon some of the real and personal property
in our oity by the late assessors. In many in
stances, wo presume, these oomplaints are
groundless, while in others, wo have reason
for believing, the partite have good right to
complain Wo supposeJ however, that Fn the
end it will bo about as broad as it is loos.
! The higher assessment valuo, the lower the
rate of taxation, if the affairs of the Corpora,
j tion are judiciously and economically man
aged Wo wculd remind all wbo may feel
themselves aggrieved that a court of appeals
diffi Th'S d*
Two Sabbaths in suooossion a party of out
laws residing near the foot of Jefferson street,
not having the fear of God before thom, and
against the peace and quiet of the city and
all law human and divine, and to the great
annoyance of the good good eitisens living in
the neighborhood, have disgracod their spe
cies by engaging in a number of fights of the
ball dog oharaoter. Where were the police ?
! forgot there Are but two, And its ixnpoesi*
ble for them to guard every part of the town
at the same time.
A dog, suppesod-to bo mad. was killed, on
Saturday last, near the wood-yard of Thomas
f)rm# Wo are sshamed to oonfess that, al
| though one of tho police was notified by Mr.
Orme early Saturday afternoon to remove the
animal, it was still lying this morning whore
killed?on the footway of a public street, and
near tho door of Mr. 0 *s office. In tho name
of humanity, wo protest against it being
thrown into the creek or canal basin, where
most that were killed last summer wore de
Wo are pleased to learn that tho subject of
public schools is beginning to attraet some at
tention among members of our City Councils
and that an effort will soon bo made to give us
a system something similar to that now in
[ operation in your city. Smctatob.
Baltimore Annual Conference of the A. If.
?? Zion Church in America
This body met in the 1st Colored Wesley
Zion Churoh, (Island,) Washington City, D. C.,
I April 14, 1855. at 4 o'clock, p. m , and was
organised by Rev. Wm. H. Bishop, General
Superintendent, who made some very fooling
and appropriate remarks touching* the good
ness of God to the members and delegates to
the Conference, by whose mercies they had
been graciously spared and brought together
in another annual session. Tho exercises were
commenced by tho ohairman with tho hymn
" And are we yet alive," Ac., and prayer by
the same. Subsequent to which, it was movod
by brother J. Trusty, and seconded by brother
J. J Clinton, that brother J D. Brooks act as
Secretary pro tern. The members of, and del
egates to the Conference are as follows:
Rev. Wm. H. Bishop, Superintendent; Rots.
David Stevens, Jacob Trusty, J. J. Clinton.
Basill MackalK Wm. Young, W. C. Marshall,
J P. Hamos, J D Brooks, ? T Jones, 8. T.
? Laws. 8. Golden, fl. A. Thompson,
J AJ^JP6011' P B Pullman, Robert Squir
rel, N. H. Turpin, J. A. Jones, J. A. Reese,
Leonard Collins, and Charles Wright.
Brother J. J. Clinton was appointed by the
Superintendent to preach the opening sermon
on Sabbath morning, at 11 o'olook. It was
subsequently moved by Bro. J. A. Reese, sec
onded by Bro J Trusty, that the Conference
adjourn to meet on Monday morning at 9
o'clock; which motion prevailed. The bene
| diction was pronouncea by the chairman.
Mo5t>AT, April 10.
The Conference met according to adjourn
ment. The meeting was opened by the Super
intendent with reading a portion of Scripture
singing and prayer by Bro. Prinoe G Law.
bubsequent to which the minutes of Saturday
were read, corrected, and, on motion of Bro
J. P. Thompson, seconded by Bro J. A.
Heese, they were adopted On motion of Bro
5 A-Thompson, soconed by Bro. J Trusty.
Bro S T Jones was appointed Secretary of
the conference. On motion of Bro. J Trusty
seconded by J. D. Brooks, Bro. D. Stephens
was appointed Assistant Secretary of ~
ference. The following co*T,*~" ?? con*
pointed by the * ?nctoos were ap
Cor?*~" ?u?irman.
Committee on Business?N. H. Turpin
ghairman.) H. A. Thompson, J. A. Reese, P.
E Laws, and 8. T. Scott.
mfnT??8?11 0rde??J .J Clinton, (chair,
man,) S. T. Jones, and J. P. Thompson.
Committee on Finance?J. Trusty, (chair
msn,) D. Stevens, and J. D. Brooks
Reporter?J J. Clinton.
b/iTiE? bj A> '^IomP*on> seconded
. Thompson, that all resolutions for the
th? Conf?rence shall bo pre
sented in writing ; agreed to.
On motion of J. J. O'-' .
D RrnnW- ?* ? v..uion. SOConded by J.
?? tn# taTes of th? Philadelphia An
nual Conference of 1852 were adopted for the
government of this Conference with several
Th* examination of the moral characters of
the members of the Conforenoo was tittered
into, and all wore passed.
After which a document from the Quarterly
Conference of the First Station, Island, Wash
ington, D. C , was received.
nfaod?jl?k * meet 10 m?rr0W m0rnin* al
ntWi? Dignified members
of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
amuse themselves during the session by knock
ing off each others hats, and tickling each oth
era ears with small rolls of papor. It is expect
lEg m.'Sh10" Wl" *l?" With * *rMl
? -_?frANKLI\ PIRE company.?the
members ol ilie Franklin Fire Comrany
anh*irUF tn attend a ?pecial meeiine to be held
Danvl".hn^He<h!ntil1 that ewry ir('mb?f the com
pany should be present, as business of the rrtaiMi
importance is to be transacted. Potest
By order of the President:
an 17-at ?* r cb088"eld,
I ?Georgetown College?Notice is hsrehv
given that there will be a meeting of the Philodemic
n?C?^,OWn Co,Ie*e on THURSDAV, the
P m'' at w,lich the Ron resident
mem be? are respectfully requested to be present.
an Ifi -h. 8COIT B SMITH,
ap l8-3i? Commtttee of Correspondence.
~ *nd every member of
the Corps are hereby notified to attend a
DAY EVENfvJ^.hl1'.^^ th* Con)P?ny TUES
?p M-* '? McC?TODmo,
i ticularly young men are invited to visit
the New Rooms of the Young Men's Christian A?
^'"'0". corner of>e?Mrt^5li
K,r,urkT.rich ????
ri^cala, both speular and religious.
Sfffii"m*8'l rom?EB' p??'*???
_ ed in the Annual Assessment of taxable
yK,n ihe. ci,y of VVashineton for the SI?
B55 are hereby inloraed that the Board of Antials
wiIKlie in session in the AMesso'*'; .t
t SW' ISdH?SPNESDAY' "?? 9 ? m
i Air^
?falnst the Conference ?ittin?* m tiltedt??C^mind
i iESSPtffi't's
' filaee u, ?ne ,n ^ Publication, that takes
ap 17-lt RICHARD BROOKS. '
H 300 bid* nf prime N. T. HATS for sale by
King street Dock, Alexandria, Vs.
ap 17?3t* ?
fobTone night ONLY!
Will (ire a Grand Soiree on
Admission 85 cents. . ?
Doors open M before 7?commencing % be'ere o
[o'clock^ JNO. T. FORD, Agent.
WHEN tbe drawing and di?fhbution of the spies
did Laces valued at $1,500, now on exhibition
at Madime Delarue*s, Pennsylvania avenue, will
take ilace.
Price of Gift Ticket $1; a fewr store of which are
to he bad at Madame Delarue.
ap 17?It* (IntH)
? inform the ladies and gentlemen of the city
of Wa?hingion, that he Intends opening bis room
for the purpose of teaching the French Language,
commencing with the first rudiments of the Prrnch
Grammar, as soon as he can secure a sufficient
number ef subscribers to justify him in the business.
Any peoon wishing to avail then!selvesot this op
Eirtunity can do so by railing on Messrs. Hilbus A
ita, and also learn the terms. ap 17?It*
BARGAINS FOR CASH.?Toys in great]
variety and very cheap. Combs of every de
I scription, Porte Monnaies Buck Purses, China Or
naments, Perfume Stand*, Barry's Tricopherous,
Lyon's Katbairon, Ac , for sale at extremely low
prices at LAMMOND'8, 7th st,
jp 17-31
The splendid Steamer GEORGE I
{PAGE will leave her slip, foot
[ of Seventh street, daily, at 6 o'clock a. m, lot Gor
donsville, Charlotte* ville and Staunton.
Breakfast on board the boat
This boat, by travelers, w c alien the Floating Pal
ace. E. A. RYTHER, Captain
ap 17: 2w*
MAXWELL A BKO. are now opening (in the
room over their store) the largest, cheapest,
I and most complete a?*ortment o? newest designs in
1 Spring and Summer Mantillas, comprising all the
novelties of the season, vix :
The Cremona Dew Drop
Leonora Moire Antiqe, talmas
De Staei Moire Antique Scarfs
Applique Hcloise
Lily Lavinia
N. B.?As this is a new branch of our business we
i are determined to off^r Mantillas at leas price* than
any other house in Washington.
Pa. avenue, between 9th and 10th sts.
ap 17?eo3t
MRS. H ASK IN begsl?-a7e to inform the ladies
of Washington and its vicinity, that she J
will open on Wednesday, the 18tb instant.1
at her residence, No. 5 8T, corner of 12thl
?nd C streets, (Island,) a variety ol MILLI
NERY, consisting oi the latest style of Bonnets,
Ribbons. Flowers, Ac. Also, a variety of other
Fancy Articles.
Lining and trimming Bonnets, 85 cents.
P. 8. Orders filled at the shortest notice,
r p 17 3t?
just received another Lot of that
superior, unrivalled black TEA,
at 60 cents per pound
(Special attention of housekeep
ers and all who wi?h to indulge in
a delicious cup of Tea is respect
tally called to this article, to be
had only of Z. .?!. P. KING,
905 corner Vennent ave. and I street.
ap 17-Ttf ?
vol, New York
Dickson and Mowbray on Poultry, 1 vol, London
Guide to Service, the Poultry Maid, 1 vol, London
The Pig, by Youatt, 1 vol, Phila.
Pigs and their Treatment, by Richardson, 1 vol.
Randall's Sheep Husbandry, 1 vol, New York
Mor. ell's American Shepherd, 1 vol do
Blacklock oil Sheep, 1 vol, Glasgow
ap 17 FRAN"*
? - etaUi Patent Office, 1
Washington, April IS, 1?66. )
ON the petition of Oaoaoa Pag*, of Washington
D C., praying for the extension cf a patent
granted to him on the 16th day of July, 184L for
an improvement In "portable sircular saw Bills,"
for seven yean from the expiration of said patent,
which tales place on the 16th day of July, eighteen
hundred snd fltty-flve:
It is ordered that the said petition be heard at tbe
Patent Offloe on Monday, the 2d day rf July.
1855, at 12 o'clock m; and all persons are notified
to appear and show oause, if any they have, why
saM petition ought not to be granted.
Persons oppohlne the eytenetoh are required U
file in the Patent Offloe their objections. ?w?eially set
forth in writing, at least twenty days he fore the day
of hearing; all testimony filed by either party to he
used at the paid bearing must be taken and trans
in accordance with tbe rul?e cf the office,
which will he furnished on application.
The testimony in the case will be closed on the
22d day of Ju*-e; depositions and other papers re
lie-l on as testimony must be filed in the office on or
before the morning of that ?'ay; the arguments, it
any, within, ten days .thereafter.
Ordered also, that this notice be published in th?
Union, Intelligencer, and Evening Star, Washing
ton, D. C.; Argu?, Baltimore, Bid; Evening Argu->,
Philadelphia, Pa- Scientific American, New York
once a waek for three successive weeks previous to
the 21 day ol July next, the day of hearing.
Acting Commissioner of Patenta.
P. 8.?Editors of the above papers will please cop;
and send their bills to the Patent Office, with a pa
per containing this notioe. apr 17?T8w
Ring, writh a white t-inple stone set in it The
Carson who will return it to Mr. HARBAUGH, at
is Drug Store, corner of Seventh and G sts., shall
receive $10 reward ap 18 - It*
for the recovery ?(' a Pointer Dog,
months old, liver color, while spot on the^^fenf
breast, answers to tbe name of Dick J] ^
Lost on Friday evening last, in 4^ street,"*"*
between Pennsylvania and Missouri avenues. The
owner's name is on the collar. Apply at Mrs
Spriggs, Miatouri avenue, between 3d and 4)4 ?t?
ap IS?3t
ESTRAY*?Came lo the subscriber,on the l&h
instant, a small bufftlo red and white i
n< ktlT mi ... . . I
COW. The owner will plea<e come for-_~
ward, pay charges, and take his property.
ap 16?2t* Farm, near the city.
Extra fink gold vest, kob,
and Guard Chains, Seals, Lockets, Ac?Just
received a varied assortment of the above.
We invite particular attention lo our unusually
large assoriment of fine gold Lockets, superior to
any heretofore offered, suitable for miniature*, Ac.
M W. GALT A B^O., Jewelers,
834 Pa. av., between 9th and 10th ate.
ap 16?3t
The opening of the White Hoove
Pavilion for the teuon, will oome
off on WEDNESDAY, April 18. Gentlemen having
tickets of invitation will take them to the boat. The
boat leaves Washington at 10 a. m. Coaches leave
Browns' Hotel at 9# a. m. Coach will be at the
boat on her retnrn. By order the Committee,
ap 16?2t
FL ABARRE, corner of Tenth and C sts , who
. ia a practical manufacturer in metal, has an
assortment of Silvei plated NUMBERS of various
patterns He will make numbers for houses, hotels
pews in Churchs, and for haeka, to suit all tastes,
and it confident at the low price they will be made
that it will rait the purchater. ap 16? lm
MISS THOMPSON has Just received another
invoice of those fashionable Ciape and
Silk HATS, from New York. Tboae ladies jJftA
who failed to supply themselves at our last fit
opening are now offered anether opportunity, and
would d?> well to call early and have the first selec
tions, as we are selling ibeni off rapidly.
Orders solicited and promptly executed.
IIS Pennsylvania avenue,
ap 16?d2w (Intel eo6t)
EVAN8, Pa avenue ?S6, between Tweitih and
Thirteenth streets, to-day introduces the rs^
new Spring style of HATS, a new and beauti / M
ful article ; and also the new style of FUxibledB^
Hats and Gentlumen'a Caps.
To accommodate the Ladies, and whose
^?B.atronage he respectfully solicits, be has
connected with his business the sale of BON
"PZkNETS, both Straw and Silk,, together with
Ribands in all their varieties. His assortment is ex
tensive, and wrill be sold for at least a third less than
similar a tides can now, or have Heretofore been
procured in this Market ap 14?lw
Second nifbi ?f MXLE XOE,
principal iiiw?f Irom the Psri?, Vlaaaa,
and L?md< n ib?mr? First of
ibt renowned TfrpwboreM, from th* ran*, Ma
dnd, Vm ?:.a, a?d I ^dow theatres. _
Nanette. Mil* Zoe Labin, Mans. Wietboff
In which will be iatrodueed tba Pas de Boquet
To be followed by the farce ol
The wbote to conclude with a
Bv M "lie2pe and Mm Wiesboff.
ap 17?It*
Ap*il l$tu and 17th,
which will positively be their
IV or* open at 7 o'clock, cwwncf at 8, and ex
clude by 10 JOHN T\PORDt
$9?On WEDNESDAY EVENING, April 18th,
?he Kinkels will perform at Odd Fellows' Ha'l,
Navy Yar.; and on Thursday Evening, the lfch, at
M tropolitao Ua!l, Richmond, Va. ap 1ft?Ot
visi ing the City should see Hunter's Cata
logue of ibe Curioeiti#*s of ilic Patent Office. Also,
his lieacription of Powell's Great Picture.
feh 83?3ro"
TO TI1K L A D I K * .
MR?. WHEELER hep. leave to ln-i
Iform the ladiea of Washington and!
its vicinity, that she will otv n, Moat
^dav, at her residence, No 37 4^ at,
i-uuth of Pa. avenue, a variety cf MILLINERY,
consisting of the latext style of Bonnata which iba
vll aell at very low prices. Ladiea will find it to
their advantage to give her a call.
All ordera executed at the shortest nctlca.
She ha* *ev? ral fine roonn for rent klro.
ap 14?3t?
SINCE bia late advertisement, th? rubscriber
has received live more square
1'ianos, and one Parlor Grand Piano.
which again complete bis usual
large and < legant assortment. w m W W ?
He invites the attention of the public to the Par
lo Grand Piano, the | eriect duplicate or the oaa
recently received and immediately mid, thua disap
pointing many persons who denied to see it. l*hM
novel instrument, invented and just perfected by
the celebrated Chick' ring A Sons, combinas all ibe
qualities of touch and tone that an a mat requires
and a grand piano affords; yet, by its compact and
Hegant form, it ia perfectly adapted io the parlor.
It has elicited the highest encomiums from the In*
i'iaiusis in the country, and the great demand at
tests its popularity.
His stock of sqnare Piano* embrace* magnificent
l.ouis XIV, central and square instruments, of
ever ?cale and style, trom the old and unrivalled
factory of docketing A Sons, Boston, and from
?tber approved Boston and New York manufacto
The subscriber can and will aell Pianos lower
than they can be bought ?n the focories and brought
Second-hand Pianos taken in part payment.
Always on hand a comp ete stock of Guitars,
Flutes, Violins, Ac.
New Music constantly recelvrd *
RICHARD DAVIS, Pr*n. avenue,
apr 14?3t *
AND the Patent Office; or, a Guide to Investors
and a book of reference fof Judges, Lawyem,
Magistrates, and others, with appendix, J. 0.
Moor?, author of The I lectrlc Telegraph, Ac.
Westward Ho! The Voyages and An ventures of
S,^AmiVd8 Lri*h' Knight, by Charles king*ley
The Night Lamp, by John Macfarlane, D Q
Howard Grey, a story for boys
Visits to European Celebrities, bv VV? n
D D, with aurogTaphs ofduEZ'ZxiZJt
The Miscellaneo - ? ? U M ...
fjenr- - ? works of the Rev. Matthew
? u M, containing numetons eerm>ns and
rnpers now first printrd ftom the original manu
scripts, 2 octavo vols. $4
History of the Bible, from the Creation of lb?
World, by John Fleetwood, D D, with engravings.
ap 14?3t 408 Seventh street.
LOST?i bis morning in going to market I ko*t
, on Seventti street, between E and the market
house, my pocket-book, containing $35 in money,
t nyng in two $5 notes, two 1(6 gold pieces, and the
balance in mail gold. Any one finding the same
and leaving it at the Stat Office will ba suitably
rewarded. JOHN C. AlfcERODT.
Ape 14?3t* .
Rocking Horses, Jumping Ropes, Rolling Hoops
Ac , for sale at LAMMOND'S, 7th st.
ap 14?3t
the 13th instant, between Willards' Hotel and
the City Hall, a Ponemonraie. containing three
notes drawn by John H. and A. W. Kirk wood in
favor of Wm. T. Dove, and by me endorsed, $158
each ; one note drawn by Zephaniah Jonev #160,
in my favor and by me endorsed ; also a note, drawn
by William T. Hook, in my favor, for $54: several
other notes snd papers not recollected- The above
leward will he paid upon the return of the pspen
to the undersigned. WM. T. DOVE,
apr14 -tf
He has in his pofc?e.?sion the ROLI-8 of the Militia
of the District in the War of 181*, and will prepare
declarations and papers for soldiers, widows, and
orphans. ap 14?ec6t
ns A CARD. Jh
Economy u the road to tnealtk."^^
Great Reduction ia the priea of Hats ft Caps.
11H E undersigned, having made arrangements
with a New York Hat Company to be con
stantly supplied with the very best Moleskin or
DRESS HATS, got up in the latest style, oflera
tnem at the unprecedented low price of $3,5',
worth from feur to five dollars; second quality, $3,
worth from $3 50 to $4 ; and a very gcod fa*hi< n
able Hat at $2,50 worth from $3 to $3.50
Also, 8erbe A Co's Hats, at a muib less advance
than they have been here tof ra sold iu this city.
First rate beavrr Hats $3,5
All kinds of s?ft HATS and CAPS vrry low.
In order :o sell at the above low pricas the cash
system mu*-t be adopted ; consequently those who
purchase w.ll not be charged fr.>m fifteen to tweiity
five per cent, as an offset for bad debts.
(for many years in the employ of Todd
A Co.) No. 3,Columbia place, 7th st^
ap 13?tf Sri door north of Penn. avenue.
&. E. comer of Pa. av. and Eleventh street.
Sole Agency for
Warming and Ventilating Apparatus,
M POND A CO.*8 (ol Boston)
Union Dauble-Oven Cooking Range,
J. L. MOTT'8 (of New York)
Constantly on hand, and receiving LATROBE
STOVES, for heating tw i stories; Parlor and Chaa?
ber GRA1 ES. Enamel ed and Japanned Cooking,
Hall, Parlor, Chamber and Dining Room S i OVES;
Plain, Tinnad and Enamelled Iron HOLLOW
WARE; Bloek Tin, Planished and Jaranned WARE
in great varietv.
All of which will be sold at the lowest possible
rates, that will compare favorably with any Estab
lishment south of New Ytirk.
An examination of my stock ia earnestly solicited.
ap 13?3m JAB SKIRVlbG.
Henry barron a solomon stoves
have this day formed a Copartnership for the
purpose of carrying on the Wood and Coal business
in all its branches.
Our yards are situated on the corner of 21st and
I street*, Washington, and on the meal, near
Semmes's planing mill, Georgetown At either of
the above places persons in waat of Wood and Coal
of the very best quality, and on the not reasonable
terms, will at all times find an assortment equa , If
not superior, te that in any yard in the DiMnct.
All orders filled with care, promptness, and dis
Georgetown, D. C., April 10th, 1855.
apt 13?dim
waiting for appointments under the general gover.i
meat, or other parties eut of business, will be tang M
five differ*ut ways of making a good living, or may
realise a fortune in an easy and genteel manner,
by addressing, post paid, encloun ? one dollar, to
Dr. PAULTkORNE, Washington, D. C , Box No.
400, stating

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