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W A SHIN9T0S CIT Y : THP1IPAY April ?, 18M. 1CT AdY#rti?ement* should be handed In by 12 o'clock, m., othirwlN they may not appear until tta# nnt day. SPIRIT OF THE MORNING PRESS. The Intelligencer contains no editorial to day. The Union copies from the True American of Tren:<;n, N. J., an artiele explanatory of the facts in the Prioe ease, as determined by the suit recently tried between the Government and Rodnn* M. Price of New Jersey, wherein it was determined that he is the Government's creditor in the ram of $195.39 The Govern ment claimed of him a large sum. The arti ele in question contends that if Price could now sue the Government he oould show that it really owes him $75,000 ! The same paper eulogises the recent speech of Sena tor Slidell in defencc of the action of the late Naval Retiring Board, which was ***lly * very powerful and effective one. The Lntoti also calls attention to the re fusal of Judge Shortridge, late the Know Nothing candidate for Governor of Alabama, and the Hon. Addision White of the same State, to support Fillmore and Donelson, and the last Know Nothing platform adopt ed at Philadelphia They are for a South ern Know Nothing convention to bo held at Nashville, and the nomination of some ruch gentleman as Mr. Crittenden. WASHINGTON NEWS AND GOSSIP. The Nomination Imbroglio ?We find few well informed friends of Mr Buchanan's nom" ination for the Presidency? and there are hun dreds of them among the Democratic public men in and out of Corgres*. now here?who are not exceedingly worried with the perristenoe of the Pennsylvania* in indirectly repre senting him as indisposed to take open and emphatic ground on the Democratic party pla' form upon the question of the repeal of the Mis souri restriction; without doing which that man does not live who can receive a single electoral vote of any State south of Delaware and the Ohio river. The recent publications of the Pennsylvania*, indeed, have given rise to the silly rumor that a private letter has been reeeivad from Mr. Buchanan, stating that be withes to make no explanation whatever with reference to that question, now the great issue between the parties, cn which circumstances have ocmpclled the Democratic party to adopt a shibboleth long since Mr. B had any thing to do with legislative or executive affairs at home. Of course there can be no truth in the story; as any such policy on his part would be in direct antagonism with the frank and manly political record of his very long career. It seems very generally to be believed here that the Union is correct in doubting the sin cerity of the friendship for Mr. B dictating the publication or the compilation of the auto biography upon which that journal com mented yesterday; not only because its drift is to ereate the impression that he does not stand in line with the Democracy on the Res toration qoestion, but becauso it also fails to notice perhaps the most important points in his distinguished career. Thus, it says nothing of his great services to his country in the matter of the Northeast am boundary question, wherein his mind gave birth to one of the most important State pa pers known to our history; or of his so well remembered effort in demonstration of the constitutionality of the annexation of Texas *>y act cf Congress independently of the treaty makitig power. But the ignorance of the public history of the country on the part of the writer is sufficiently indicated in his reference to the impeachment of Judge Peck, as the first proceeding of tbe kind under the Constitution; forgetting, or failing to know of the more important and well-remembered impeachment of Judge Chase, which, on po litical as well as judicial grounds, is always to be recollected His biographer made ano ther strange mistake, if really his friend, in calling public atteution to the fact that when Mr. Bu^hanm advocated the policy of carry ing out the Missouri line to the Pacific, he did so r,uly in concordance with the unanimous Soutr in Congress, by their vote in 1849. A Capital Hit?A "goodthing" occurred ia toe House hall yesterday, that set tho chamber in a roar. Messrs J.nes of Tennes see, Hcu-toa cf Alabamn, and Letchcr of V irginia, are famous for thoroughly sifting every proposition for the expenditure of the public money. They dive at the brttom of everything of tho sort, and have obtained such refutations for close investigation and through knowledge of the merits of every item in all t.vi regular appropriation bills, that members who claim to be 6lrlct construc tionists and rigid cconomistJ ia the public ex penditures. are much given to liittning to as certain how they ?peak ct vote on such propo sition? and iav. ri.ioly actir.g with them; a high compliment to the deserved influence ef tho-e gtEtiei^tn This fast i< well known to all familiar with the history of the House for some yejrs pa-t. \ eat*rd;;y. in the consider ation i . the Senate s amen luient making an appropriati .: for n?w stalk* f, r the cavalry horses kept at the West Point Academy, Mr. Letcher was found earnestly opposing it, while Mr. Houston no less earnestly advocated it. Mr. Samuel A. Smith of Tennessee, who possesses a kscn rciish for a joke, at times, rose and said that ho felt in a quandary over the question, not Lavicg his colleague, (Mr. Jones,) as u?ual in his scat; for he found him self at i<wt at a non plus to know how to rote upon a .jueition cf expenditure, with Messrs. Houston and Let:bcr divided, and Mr. Jones 11 Wa" Wel1 kLown th*t this state of things left perhaps filty more honor able gentlemen pretty ?ueh 5n thc #ame fix ,be f,;t pr?: duced a .bout of laughter over the hall. The Republican Nomination ?The dutar.t newspapers are being deceived by accounts from this city, as to the state of the Re publican p.irty Congressional mind upon thc subject of the Presidential nomination to be made by their convention to meet at Philadel phia on tbe 17th of June next. We can find none of them who aro partiians of Colonel r re in on t, as alleged. Our Iceal Republican party men tre nearly altogether the debn, or remains of the old Benton and Blair coucern, and they are, of course, for Colonel Fremont. If any member of the Republican party now in this oi'y, oat of the range of that little clique dreasa (hat Colonel F ean or will be their party neauaee, we have not been able to learn the fact. No observing man can oon rerse w.th a dogen Republicans of Cougrega oa the subject, without concluding that their nomination will be tendered to Juitice Mo* Lean, past per adventure. Amicably Adjusted.?Our readers will be glad to learn that the personal difficulty arising in the Senate oh amber on the day be fore yesterday, between Messrs. Bell and Clayton, was fully and Anally settled yester day, in the course of the explanations made by those gentlemen in debate This is just as all sensible men anticipated, for they had bean warm friends for twenty years, and could not hare been actuated, when losing their temper respectively, by any other than the sincerest personal regard for each other. The Mosey?Wm. W. Corcoran, Esq., of this city, hss advanced the money necessary to enable the House Kansas Investigating Committee to start out upon their mission, no appropriation to that end having so far been made from the House oontingent fund Monetary and Commercial.?The following quotations of bonds, stock?, and land warrants were famished us (April 3) by Sweeney, Rittenhouse, Fant A Co., bankers : BONDS AND CITY STOCKS. Par. Washington Corporation 6 per c?nt. Georgetown do 6 do Alexandria do 6 do ooupojru. St. Locla City Bonda 6 per rent, ex int. Cincinnati do 6 do do tlOO 1M 100 1,000 1M Q 104 M (g *7 S5 <3 14 T9 ffi 80 __ . ? ? i;000| 09 (I 90 I.oai?viile do 6 do do 1,000 ! 79 (a, *o LoalaTille do ? abort b'da do 1,000 M (4 91 Fredericksburg 6 do do 1.000 So m 81 Memphis So 6 do do 1.000 1 69 (a. 70 New Orleans do ? do do 1,000 77 Q 78 Pittsburg do C do do 1,000 78 @79 Burlington do 8 do do 1,000 ' 90 <4 91 San Francisco do 10 pay N. Y. do San Francisco do 10 pay 9. P. do Sacramento do 10 pay N. Y. do VNITBD STATES STOCKS. Loan of 1856 6 per cent, j ? i 102* Q 103, . . u? 1,000 1 106 a 106 1,000 I 98 & 94 1,000 79 ? 80 am 116 @117 116 (9 117 116 <a U7 IOC <? 107 ?4 <3 84 H ?J <3 92* 80 (g, 81 ??H ? ss* 32H @ Loan of 1?6J 6 do Loan of 1867 6 do I Loan of IMS 6 do ? Loan of 1868 (Oonpous) 6 do ? Loan of 1866 (Texaa iud.) 6 do ? RAILROAD BONDS. Baltimore k Ohio 6 p. rt. 1S86 ? Beading 6 do i860 ? Orange k Alex. 6 do ? Illlnoia Central T do ? Illinois Central Preeland? 7 lo ? BANK stock. Bank of Metropolis ? log ios Bank of Washington ? 75 M 80 Patriotic Rank ? CO <g 65 Farmers k Mech.V Bank, Georgetown ? 70 @71 Bank of the Old Dominion, Alexandria ? 100 @ 101 Bank of Com me roe, Georgetown, (none ? for Mis) INSURANCE STOCK". Firemen's (none In market) ? I Franklin (none In the market* ? Potomac do do ? STATE STOCKS. Virginia 6 per cent. ? Maryland 6 do _ Mlaaoorl 6 do Kentucky 6 do _ Louisiana 6 do _ Tennessee 6 do California 7 do _ . RATKS OP PORSIOV BANK NOTES. Diec't. Disc't. Eastern States... J Richmond j New York State. } Norfolk i New York city... par Petersburg $ Pennsylvania.... * Frederioksburg.. | Philadelphia .... par Winchester f New Jersey ? N. W. States .... 1* Delaware | Kentucky 1 * Maryland f Tennessee 2* Baltimore par North Carolina... 2 Virginia j Other S. States ..la2 LAND WARRANTS 180-acre warrants, p*jr acre....$1 08 <z$l 09 80 do do do .... 1 08 a 1 09 120 do do do .... 1 03*a 1 04* 60 do do do .... 1 03*a 1 04* 40 do do do .... 1 13 a 1 16 We have again to report a steady money and stock market. At New Yoik, mercantile paper was freely done on Monday and Tues day at 7 a 8 per cent, for sixty days, and at 8 a 9 per cent, for ninety days to six months. Exchange on London is quoted 109*. The de mand for coin for shipment is moderate. This indicates a turn in the specie tide. Peace in Europe is now certain. The treaty is understood to have been signed on the 13th of March. The war expenditures having ceased, the drain of coin from London and Paris to the East will be discontinued. This rill release large amounts of capital, which rill revert for investment to the United States, creating a new demand for American stocks, reducing the rate of exchange, and stopping the outward shipments of treasure. The sup ply of money, therefore, must soon become adequate to the wants of business. LAND WARRANTS continue to accumulate in our market. The tendency of prices is downward. Some of the dealer? are not buying at all, and others are buying reluctantly at the quotations given above. In New York, the market is reported less firm. Should orders come in freely from the West, which is expected at this season, a favorable reaction would take place in the market The Current Operations of the Treasury Department.?On yesterday, 2d of April, there were of Treasury warrants entered on the books of the Department? For the redemption of stocks.... $0,582 76 For the Treasury Department... 1,581 41 For the Interior Department 12 083 54 For Customs 48,202 59 War warrants received and en tered 18.8C0 00 0a a>co:<ntofthe Navy 102,500 00 From miscellaneous sourccs 2,213 02 PERSONAL. E. Davenport and "Baron Hackett," the actors, are in Louisville, Kentucky. ....Robert Tyler, Esq , is in this city at Willards. ? ???The London Literary Journal says of Rose Clark, ' Fanny Fern's la?t book?" it lively, smart, and vulgar." .... Mr. and Mrs Florence, the Yankee ani Irish comedians, left New Vork on Wed nesday for England on a professional tour. ?... Senator Houston's lecture didn't come < ff last night at tho Maryland Institute Caute?the thinness of the audience from the mclcmency of the weather. .... Graoe Green wood (Mrs. Lippincott) * iJ13' published a new volume, entitled, " A Forest Tragedy and other Tales." The work is dedicated to Mary Howitt. .... James M. Buchanan and William Byrne have been elected delegates to the Cincinnati Convention by the Democrats of tho third Con gressional district of Maryland. .... We are glad to hear that the Hon. Asa Packer, of Pennsylvania, who has been con fined at his home for two or three weeks past, with inflamation of the eyes, is recovering. .... Dr. Graham, who was sentenced to the State prison for a number of years, in conse quence of the homicide of Col LoriDg, at the St Nicholas Hotel, is said to be so ill that it is not thought he will live. .... The Hon. Messrs. Bingham, of Ohio, and Bennett, of Mississippi, both of whom have been absent lately, on visits to their re spective homes, appeared in their seats in the House hall to day. .... Ihe Reverend Joseph A. Scoville, ex Pr,T*\? Secretary to John C. Calhoun, ex wv H democrat, ex-editor of the Picayune, Mar r!r rtJ f'lT,aat,r? ex-next friend to Lola manniri'nir001116" Lan?f?'dt, has become the P? pnetor and ?d?U>r of the Albany - * ?>? h.V.'J,J^rVi""tR.7iSIn<,fv?Edinbar* Sh'' h?' ",Th* Chrm "f Hi.topy " ?JS'Work ?h.eb met an circulitW in thi, country, when H wa? published, about a year ?KG,) the degree of Lt D. This i. theVI" est literary distinction in its gift, and was eon ferred in respect of the literary merits of the work above named The last who received this honor were the Chevalier Bunsen and Hugh Miller, author of the " Old Red Sand stone," Jto , Ac C0HGRK8SI0HAL PROCEEDING* In the Senate, yesterday, after we went ?.? press, the bill appropriating $3,000,000 for the increase of the efficiency of the U. S. Army was taken up, end Mr. Fessenden de fended the title of Britain to her Central American possessions. He urged the policy of seeking to induce her to comply with her ob ligations under the Clayton-Bulwer treaty, by negotiation. Mr. Can replied at some length to the re murks of Mr F. Mr. Batler having signified his desire at some fatnro day to speak npon the bill, it was postponed. And then there occurred a series of personal explanations concerning the occurrences of tbe day before in the chamber between Messrs. Bell and Clayton, in the coarse of which Metsra. Bell, Clayton, and Pratt addressed the Senate ere they adjourned. In the House, they concluded, in Committee, the consideration of the Military Academy appropriation bill, and took up and considered the De ficiency bill, but rose without finally disposing of it ; and then, after the present ation of resolutions of State Legislatures and the introduction of a few bills, they adjourned. Proceedings ?( Te-Day. In the Senate, to-day, after various peti tions and reports were received and disposed of? Mr. Houston called up his resolution call ing for a copy of the proceeding.* of the court martial in the case of Captain Ritchie, U. S N., and addressed the Senate in reply to what he held to be a personal attack on himself in late remarks by Mr. Bayard. Mr. Bayard explained ?hat his purpose had not been to assail Mr. H , but to show that some of his charges were unfounded. Mr. Pratt and Mr. Cass both addressed the Senate against the adoption of the resolution of Mr. H. In the House, after a few reports were made and disposed of, Mr. Allen made a personal explanation, wherein be reviewed, at length, the partial report of the Elections Committee in his own casa, criticising its statemsnts of facts, and its views of the evidence so far submitted to the House Mr. Washburne, of Maine, replied to Mr. A Various other bills were again reported, and appropriately disposed of, when they proceeded to consider the report of the Com mittee of the Whole on tho state of the Union on the Senate's amendment to the pensiott ap propriation bill, in which they were engaged as we went to press News from Mezioo The New Orleans Picayune of the 24th March, has dates from the city of Mexico to the 18tb, as late as due. As inferred, there fore, the communications between Vera Cruz and the capital are no longer interrupted by the Puebla insurgents. Gen. Palacios, has been appointed Governor of Chihuahua. The condition of that State is represented as exceedingly depressed The continual efforts to repel tho attacks ot the Indians have completely beggared the treasu ry. while they had, nevertneless, not been aufficient to prevent the savages from destroy ing life and property to a ruinous extent. La Sociedad, of the 18th inst. has an ac count of a horrible fever plague, which had been prevailing in Colima for a long time, notwithstanding the authorities used energetic endeavors to stay its progress. Aa usual, it ia those who could not command the necessaries and comforts of life that have been the heavi* est sufferers. A famous robber, named Ursulo Espinosn, had been arrested, to the great satisfaction of his victims and those who feared being made ?o The government of tho State of Yucatan is aaid by La Sociedad to have intimated to the supreme government that it cannot pay its deputies, nor obey the provisions, dictated by the Treasury Department, in consequence of its present afflicted condition. Senor Garcia Torres is said to hive pur s chased muskets for bis corps of National Guards at S10 a piece, and a fewdays after wards to have been compelled to return them as worthies*, at a loss of from S5 $0 each. The City Council of Tampico has solicited the supreme government for permission to in troduce foreign flour, lard, sugar and rice, (free of duty, we presume, though the para graph from which wo translate does not say ao.) According to a paragraph in the Siglo XIX , of the 17th, the insurgents at Puebla were confined to the Cathedral and San Augustin, and were already suffering from want of pro visions and munitions. In consequence of the scarcity of ice in the capital, the government had issued a decree prohibiting the prise from being raised above six reals the arroba in quantity, or thrco cents per pound by retail. A reactionary outbreak in Guadalajira, to which some two hundred are said to be parties, had broken out, but would, it was supposed, bo promptly quelled Late letters f-cm Lower California, accord ing to the Heraldo, announce the dis overy of new and very rich silver and gold mines, the produce of some of which had already reach ed La Paz. One very rich gold mine had been discovered iu Malancita Rica. The inhabi tants were highly elated, and were exploring and diggirg with great enthusiasm and suc cess The Case of Dr. Simons. In fulfilment of our purpose of doing our share, as far as possible, in the work of rescu ing the reputation of this high-minded and gallant gentleman from any imputation that might arise in the public mind out of the un explained action of the recent court martial on his case, wo to-day publish the following letter from a distinguished officer of tbe army, a copy of which we have procured from the gentleman to whom it was addressed : Fort Riley, March 8, 1850 Sir: Tho non-acquittal of Dr. Simons by the recent Court Martial ha3 given me much fiain, and elicits my strongest sympathy. Far rom iinpugriicg, iu tho slightest degree, the high sense of honor and duty, which I have every reason to believe actuated its members, I wish to state that I conscientiously believe hia real case was beyond tho reach of justice, and of existing evidence, which if given must have fully acquitted him. But he was quite alone, and unsupported in all his misfortunes, and this causes his friends tho deepest regret. For me, my confidence in Dr Simons hna in no way been impaired or weakened, not in the least degree. If he erred in leaving tbe post, this must pass for an error of judgment, not that he could have been useful in admin istering to the sick, for I am fully satisfied he waa unable to do so, and from actual sicknesa and exhaustion. I have known Dr Simona . from his first ontrance into the aervice, six teen years aince, and have aerved with him aa much, or perhapa more than any officer of the army. I have served with him in peace, and in war, in the field and in the g%rriaon, and can truly say that I have never known him to commit any act which a high-toned and honorable man would wish to conceal. The insinuations made by persona to whom Dr. Simona was an entire stranger, that he had feigned disease, and resorted to medicines for any other purpose than the preservation of hia life, should have to be substantiated by witnesses stronger than that of laborers or peraons on the confinea of our frontier garri aons, none of whom ars in the least accounti ble before any tribunal for their malicious acts I myself have heard of facts sufficient to convince me that few merf have ever been placed in a more trying position than he, and one in fact from which it were quite imposs ible to pass through unaullied. I can aay without exaggeration, that during all my long aeivioe with him I have never known him, even under the atrongest feelings of exulta tion, or in times of real danger, to depart from the rules of striot sobriety or gentlemanly de portment. Further, I know he entertains a natural repugnance to dissipation in any and all its forms; this he has hitherto often ex pressed to me. when questioned touohing his extreme abstomiouaness. Hia charaoter for sobriety it certainly established throughout the Army, and is fully believed by all the officers at the post. To the manifest desires of his securer*, to bring into question his motives in taking remedies wbioh are said to be usual in Cholera, 1, in common with his other friends advised him upon legal and iast grounds, to object to such investigation, rally satisfied his character throughout the Army was above suspicion. On this point I feel confident Dr. Simons could have met this or any other point touehing his character with ease, and I now regret that it was not done, although not spe cifically charged, or anticipated by him. I in common with Dr. Simons friends, most deep ly regret his greAt misfortunes. My confidence in him in every way is un shaken, and I feel it my individual duty to try and place bis character before you in its proper and true light. Ever temperate, sealous, brave, high-mind ed and intelligent, he holds, in my estimation, all those higb qualities which adorn both the gentleman and soldier, which combined with conscientious rectitude of conduct on his part, leaves nothing to regret, save the wrongs and iojustice of others. PORTSMOUTH CORRESPONDENCE. Portsmouth, Va., April 1, 1856. We were visited with a snow-storm on Mon day which continue^ the entire day. Isaac McKeever, Commander of the Uos port Navy Yard, departed this life on Monday evening, after an illness of only two days. His disease was an affection of the heart. Ex tensive arrangements are being made for his funeral which will take place to-morrow. The Portsmouth Dramatic Corps have se cured the services of Mr. and Mrs. Littell, of the New York theatres, and will appear in a few days. There are no Ie?s than three volunteer com panies being foruied in Norfolk county?two at Portsmouth and one at Washington Point C M. T. ,JACKSON DEMOCRATIC ASSOCI ATION.?This Ass ciatloa will meet at its head quarters on the south side of Pennsyl vania avenue. between 9:h and 10th streets, in ihe rooms formerly occupied by Stratton, auctioneer, for the eiectJon of officers and other important business, on MONDAY NIGHT, the 7th Instant. Punctual attendance is requested. DANIEL. RATCLIFFK, ap President. .SPIRITUAL MANIFESTATIONS. G. A. REDMAN, of Boston, the cele brated Test Medium, baa taken rooms, for a few days only, at 314 Delaware avenue, a few rods north of tb" Capitol, where he will receive visit ors who mav wish to satisfy themselves of the truth of Spiritualism. Terms : Private sittings of half an hour SI for a single person, and 50 cents extra for each addi tional person; private parties less than ten per sons So per hour; over ten, SO cents for each per son. Hours, from 9 a. m. to 10 p. m. ap2-4t# Register's Office. March 18, 1866. S^^NOTICH TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN?Notice is hereby given 'that licenses for Cait*, Wagons, and Drays will expire on the first Monday of April next, and that said licenses must be renewed at this office within ten days from that time SAML. E. DOUGLASS, mar 18?eodtAplO Register. GEOROKTOW N CORPORATIO N TAXES.?All persons indebted to tee Corporation of Georgetown for taxes of every des cription, whether under the general tax ordi nances, or those imposed for improvement, are hereby notified that the same must be paid to the subscriber wl'hout delay, as he has been em powered and directed to close his collections in the most summary manner. As all par ies sb in debted have long since had their accounts de livered to them, and their payment requested, they muM not expect to be a^a'ln called upon In per-on. Those who msy wish to avoid the heavy expenses consequent npon destrains, will please call on either of my brothers?George Jewell or Henry C Jewell?at the corner of High and Gay streets, Georgetown, who are authorised to give receipts in my behalf. THOMAS JEWELL, Collector of Taxes. Georgetowm, March 7th, 1856. mar 7?tf Lost this morning, on penna. avenue, between 9th and 10:h streets, a FIV E DOLLAR NOTE, which the finder will please hand the owner at J. A. Ruff's Shoe Store, near 4% street It* LOST?ON OK ABOUT THE 23d ULT., a red and wblteCOW, with white back and small horns The subscriber will give fi^e dollars for the return of* the Cow. WM. L1NKINS, ap3 3t? Butcher, Centre Market. / LOST?ON TUESDAY, PROBABLY IN getting out of a Carriage at Secretary Guth rie's, a D1AMON U K1NG, ?-t In gold andbla. k. A r ward of TWENTY DOLLARS will be pad for its delivery ct this office, it being a gift from a val ued friend. ap 3-2;* WM. K. WOUDWAUD, CARPENTER AND BORDER, 210 Sixth ttrttt, between M and N strt ts. PLANS and ESTIMATES prepared on reason able terms Particular attention paid to JOBBING, ap l-lw* LESLIE'S LADIES' SAZETTE of Fash ion for Apiil, containing all th* latest *nd best Paris, London, and New York Fashions. Including all the various styles for children's ap parel All the new Rooks published received immedi ately afterwaids, and everything In the Stationery line for sale at SHILLINGTON'S Bookstore. Odeon Building, cor. Pa. av. aid st. ap 3-3t DESTI % Y DEMONSTRATED BY THE PLANETS ?>R ASTROLOGY PROF'R SYLVESTER CONTINUES TO Foretell all Particular Events of Human Life, such as Love; Marriage, Description of Persons, Richcs, Business, Fnends, Rights, Claims, and Deeds of Property; all kinds of Speculations, Law Suits, Gain or Lose; of Sickness, all kinds of Dis tempers cured in quick time. Terms: Fifty Cents, male or female; People of Color, Twenty-Five Cents. No. 137 B street, opposite the Smithsonian, oa he Island. ap Z~7t* GEORGETOWN LIVERY, SALE, AND HIKING STABLES. ? Hiram wright would inform the clt'zens of Washington, George town. End vicinity that he has thor ougblv fitted up the commodious sta bling belonging to the Union Hotel , Horses taken at livery on the most reasonable terms, by the day, week, or month. N. B ? Particular attention raid to Breaking, Doctoring. Pricking and Docking Horses, ap S-lw* THE CELEBRATED STALLION, DEY OF ALGIh.RS, will stand this sea-CV-? son at Hi am Wright's stables. Union Aryx Hotel, Georget iwn; at Tenallytown, and at the Navy Yad. Washington city. (For time and pedigree see handbills.) This horse took the first premium at Baltimore last fall, and is th? very best road stook in the country. He Is sixteen hands hi h, and of the most symmetrical form and proportions. Own ers of mares are requested to tall and see this no Ijle animal. ap 3-lw? tTn. kid well, DEALER IN ICE. ORDERS LEFT AT THE FOLLOWING places will be promptly attended to: Kldwell A Laurence, corner Pa. ave. and 14th street. G. F. Kldwell k Co., 14th street, opp. Frank lin Engine House. J. B.Moore, Druggist, Pa. avenue, tetw. l?th and 20th streets. Geo. Seitie, New York avenue, between 10th and 11th streets. R. C. Dyson A Co , Druggists, corner of 9th and 1 streets. Robert A Payne, Druggist, corner <th st and Mass. avenue. ap 3?Sawfiw FOR SALE. 23,000 Extra Fine Rosea, Fr?U Trees, Or namental Shrubs, Climbing Plants, ice. f IIAVE RECEIVED, FKOM PARIS, 12,000 of the most new and celebrated KVER-<ta BLOOMING ROSES known in Europe, comprising Bourbons^ Hybride, perpetual Noisette, Tea Mo<s,Monthly Mess,Striped Piov ius, and Climbing Hoses, all fine large plants, the best colle:tlon in America ALSO? The best collection of PEARS, on Pear and Quince Stocks, some of large size and fine form. Also, APPLES, PEACHES, APRICOTS, CHERRIES, GRAPE VINES Ac , and Orna mental SHRUBS, EVERGREENS, CLIMB ING PLANTS, DOUBLE DAHLIAS, PAR LOR PLANTS, Ac. All warranted true to name and of first quality. ALSO? l.'OO bulbe of the ceJebrated new CHINESE POTATO, (Dy scorea Batat&s,) the most valu able acquisition of this ce tury I Invite the attention of all lovers ef gcod fruits and admirers of good rosea to this collection. A JARDIN, Florist and Nurseryman, Connecticut avenue, cori er of M street, two squares from Lafayette Square. ap 3?2w jtnci "I CLOTHING fcCLOTHIXe MATERIAL*. NAVY DKPARTMKNT, Beaut or Provisions and Clot nine April t, 1856 SEPARATE PROPOSALS, SEA1KD AND endo'sed *' Proposals fbr N?*t Clothing and Clothing Materials," will he received at this office until 3 oVoek. p m . on the lot dav of Mar next, for furnishing and delivering (on rccelv ng a xty darn' notice) at each or either of the ravy-yards at Chvlestown, Massachusetts, Brooklyn, New York, or Uosport, Virginia, the cuan-i'les below mentioned of any or all of the following-named articles of Nsvy Clothing and Clothing Materials, and arch further qusatlties of the sure as may be ordered by tie chief ef this bureau, or br the commandants of the said nary-yards, respective ly, duriag the fiscal year rommencingon the 1st day of July next, aad ending on the *>th day of June, 18S7, viz: Pea Jackets, made of blue pilot cloth 9.000 Round Jackets, made of blue cloth 3.C00 Blue flannel Jumpers 3,000 Trowsers made of blue doti 3,5C0 Blue satinet Trowsers 3.0^0 Canvasduck Trowsers 1 000 Barnsley aheetlng Frocks 2.000 Blue flannel Overshirts 5.000 Blue flannel Undershirts 8.000 Blue flannel Drawers....* 6.000 Blue Satinet, In the piece yards. 5,000 Blue Flannel, do do 50,000 Barnsley Sheeting, In the piece do 15COO Canvas Duck, do do 5,00t> Nankin, blue do 8,010 CalfcVln Shoes pairs 4 00>i Klpskln shoes, high cut do 4 000 Woollen Socks. No). 1 and 2 do 8.00i> Mattresses (with two covers each) t 0>0 Blankets 3.000 Blue cloth Cat* 4.000 Black silk Handkerchiefs 5,000 , The Cloth for the Pea Jackets shall be twilled pilot cloth of American manufheture, pare indigo blue, wool-dved. It shall be 51 inche* wide, and 1 weigh S6 ounces per yard It shall hare a lis' on j each edge composed of 24 white threads, of all wool. All piece* weighing l?ss than 25 ounces per yard will be rejected ; ard each bale of about : 300 yards must average 26 ounces per yard. Tne Cloth for Round Jackets, blue Cloth Trow rers, and bine Caps stall be twilled, all wool, of American manufacture, and pure indigo blue, wool-dyed It shall have a list on each edge ! composed of 21 white threads, of all wool All < pieces und?r 17# ounces per yard will be rejected: I and each bals of about 3U0 yards must average 18 ounces per yatd. The Satinet mu*t be American manufactured, 27 Inches wide Inside of list, which list mus' consist of not less than 12 white wcollen threrds on each edgerf the cloth, woven in the whole ; length of the piece; must weigh not lass than 9% ounc< s per yard, to contain in each piece about 2* yard*; .he warp must be cotton, pure Indigo blue, yarn dyed; and the filling wool, pure indig* blue, wool dyed Each bale <f 400 yard- shall ; average nine and a half ources to the yard, and no glere s?sail be below 9Ji ounces to the yard Th* atlcet Trowsers must be made of material like the above. The pilot cloth, broadcloth, and sati net of which garmenta are made, shall b* well ? ponged before made up. The Flannel must be all wool, American man* ufaciured, wool dyed pure Indigo blue, and twilled; muat be in pieces of about 50 yards In length, 27 Inches wlda, weighing 5 ounces ptr yard, with a list on each edge of 4 white woollen threads woven in the whole length of tha piece. To be packed in bales of 10 pieces, the pieces to be relied separately without cloth boards; eaeh bale to contain 500 yards and 156 pounds flannel. No piece to have a less average weight than 4 8-10 ounce per yard. Tne Overshlrts, Undershirts, Drtweis. and Jumpers must be made of flannel like the above. The Barnsley Shotting must be free from cot ton, 80 Inches in ?idth; weight, twelve ouncca 31 100 per yard: texture, 4 by 4 to 1 10 Jnrh. The Canvas Duck must be free from cotton, 27 inches in width, and about 3* y? rds In the piece, double thread warp and filling; weight eight ources 23 100 per yard; texture ? bv 10 to' * inch The Shoes must be stamped with the contrac tor^ name, number of sho?, and year when made, the sires to be in the followinz proportion for each 50 piirs, unless otherwise ' rdered, viz 4 of No. 5, 9<f No. 6, 12 of No. 7, 12 of No 8,? of No. 9, 3 of No 10, 1 of No. 11. Thcv are to con form in all respe. t? to the samples at the vards, and to be de.ivered in good strong boxe?, 50 pairs In each. The name of the contractor. co? tents, and the year when made, marked on each box. The Calf-skin and the Kip-s*in Shoes to be packed In separate bcxes. The Woollen Socks must be woven or knit, in digo mixed, ribb d, all wool, ard cf American manufacture No I, leg 13 Inches, foot 11 In ches; ten dozen shall average three pounds, and no one pair shall be less than th ee and a half ounces. No. 2, leg M Inches, foot 10 Inches; t:n dozen shall average two pounds twelve ounce>. and no ty>e pair shall be less than three and one quarter ounces. The Socks sh?li be well scoured and In color and quality fully equal o sample The Mattres?es must weigh ten pour.as, in oluding tl< king, which Is to becutfifett In length ard 31 inches wide The covers must measure 71 Inches In leng'h and 29 inches in width The hair, t'cklrg, tnd covers must conform to sam pler The Nankin must be the best blue American rankln, I'd inches wide, texture 5 threads by 4 threads tn the IRth of an inch, dyed with pure Bengtl indigo. The Blankets must weigh six pounds per ra!r, and measure 5b bv 7S inches each A ba'e of .'? pii-s must weigh 300 pounds and no pair shall weigh less than 5 pounds 13 ounces. They must be of American manufacture, made of clean woo1, and each blanket met t be m* n ed " U. 8 N aw '' Tbe Blark Silk Handkercbie s must lc:.l^'br 31K inches, and w igh one ounce and 12 grains Tioy; texture 14 by 23 to c ne-eighth of an inch A schedule cf the three sizes for each 100 pieces of made up clothing will be fcund with the sim ples at the respective ya ds; and all the ab vear ticles. including tbe necessar. but ons, ring ,Ac., are to le fully equal in the quality, texture, color, weight, *nd finish of material, "and conform In pattern, s'zes, and w.iikmanship to?a'd saup'es j The number or quantity which will be required 1 of each cf the foregoing articles cannot be pre cisely stated It will not be less, howev r, tn?n the quantity tpeMfled In the foregoing 1st, The contra.ts will, therefore, be made for the quantity of each article so specified, and for sac f.irther quantity as the bureau may require. Th' price must be unirorm at all the stations. All the abo-e articles must be subject to such inspec len at the place of delivery as the chief cf this bureau inav direct; and no article wlil be re ceived that is sot fully equal to the sample In every respect, and which does not cunform to the stipulations and provisions of the contract to be made. Tbe whole must be delivered at the risk and ex pense of tbe contractor Each box and t ale to be marked with the contractor's name The Inspect ing officers to be appointed by the Navy Depart ment. The offers must distinguish the ptices for each article mentioned, ar.d mu?t be calculated to cover every expense attending the fulfilment cf the contract, including the necessary buttons In case of failure on the part of the con ractors to deliver the several articles which may be or dered from |them, ta proper time and of proper quality, the Chief of the Bureau of Provision* and Clothing shall be authorized to purci:?.se or direct purchases to be mcde of what m y be re qul ed to supply the deficiency,urder the peaa ty to be erpressed in tbe contract; the record of a requisition, or a duplicate copy thereof, at the Bureau of Provisions and Clothing, or at either of the nhvy yards afore?aid, shall be evidence that such requisition lias been trade and received. Two or more approved sure lea in a sum equal to the estimated amount of the respective eon tracts will be required, and twenty per centum will be withheld from tbe amount of all payments on account thereof as collateral security, ard not In any event to be paid until it Is'In all ri sheets complied with; and e'ghty per centum 0/ the amount of all deliveries made will be paid by the raw agent within thirty days after triplicate bills, duly authenticated, shall have beta pre sented to him. Bidders who*e proposals shall be accented (and none others) will be forthwith notifl'd, and as early as practicable a contract ^ill be tiant mitted to them for execution, whirh contiact must be re ? turned to the bureau withki five days exclusive of the time required for tre^egular transmission of the mall A record, or duplicate of the letter Informing a bidder of the acceptance of bis proposal, will be deemed a notification thereof, within the mean ing of the act of ISlfl, and his lid will be made and accepted iu conformity with this undtrstand very offer made must be accompanied (as dl reeted fn the act cf Congress making appropria tions for the naval service for JSl?-'47, approved 10th August, lS4ft,) by a written guarantee, signed by cne or more responsible persons, to theetfect tnat he or thev undert <ke that the bidder r t bid ders will, if his or their bid be accepted, enter Into an cbllgation within five dars with good ar.d sufficient sureties, to ,'urnlsh the supplies pro posed The bureau will not be obligated to con sider any proposal unless accompanied by the guarantee required by law; the compe ency of :be guarantee to be certified by the navy agent, district attorney, or the collector of the 'Ustoms , Blank forms of proposals map be obta ned on application to the navy agents at Portsmouth, Nete H imp shire, Boston, JVeie York, Philadel phia, Baltimore, Waik" gton, N0rfolk,P?nsa tola, and of this bureau. The attentio ? of bidders is called to the sam plts and deseripticn af articles required, as, the inspection be'ore reception, a just but rigid comparison will t* made between th* articles of? fend and the samples and contract, receiving none that fall belonthem ; and their nit rue* ?j particu'arly directed to the joint resolution of March 97, 1851, in addition to the act of 101* of August, )644 *P * law4w CAST-orF CLOTHING BOUGHT AND SOLD AT 76 LOUISIANA ~ * " n?ar Mr. Bought and ?olu 41 ?? wuibis Tailor" AMUSEMENTS. R 4 T I O N A 1/ TmEATRK. KUNKKL A CO LFSSEB*. JOHN T FORI) SOLE MAN AO Kit. JOSEPH JEFFERSON Stage Manager. Priors o? Admissioh:?To Boxes a&d P?r qnetteSO ceet?; l-airllv Cliele and CallerW n cen'a Secured Seats 75 cents. which n ay he ?U talned for any evening during tke w**k Box Sheet open frcm 10 anUI? o'clock Bos Ofice open every day. Second Appearance of HIB8 AGUES B0BEBTS0V, THE FAIRY STAR, who will appear In two pieces. BOB NETTLES and the YOUNG ACTRESS. THIS (Thursday) EVENING, April 3, To commence with the petite comedy of BOB NETTLBt. Boh Nettles Miss Agnes Roter sou After which* the protean farce t f THE YOUNG ACTRESS. Mailt Miss Agnes Robertson To conclude with THE ALARMING SACRIFICE. Boh Tickel Mr. Jeff* Doors open at ?* o'clock; curtain rises at 7* o'clock precisely. U THE FIBtT ANNUAL BALL or TIB limttl MI & UliEl CO., WILL TAKE PLACE AT ODD FELLOWS' HALL, Airy YARD, Ob THURSDAY EVENING Ap ftllO,l**M. THE COMMITTEE FLEDGE THEM selves that no pains or expense will be spend to render this one of tbe best balls of the season A celt bra'.ed Band has bean engaged for the oces'.on Supper and Refreshir.euts will be attended to bv an experienced caterer Tickets ONE DOLLAR?admit lng a Gentle man and Ladies; to be bad of 'he members, or at the door on the evening of the bell. Corrunittee e/ Arrangementt. Wm 8:e!den, Ph'.llp Hjaibtn, XV. J. Furgusop. Wm. H Getzendanner, Jtm? Gardiner mar 29,ap!,*,5,8,IO-6t B nLLf. TERESA PAROD1 KGS LEAVE TO ANNOUNCE THAT, 1 on her way to tbe North, rhe will give in th's citv one GRAND CONCERT, between the 10th and ISthApril, assisted by Madan.e AM A LI A PATTI STRAKOSCH and Slg >or LEON A R DI. under the direcUon of MAURICE STRAKOSCH. Mile TERESA PAROOl w 11 ting on this oc casion, for the first and only time, the celebrated natloral French Hvmn. "La Marseillaise "which has been received with laror.ense enthusiasm wherever sang bv her. mar *S-tf Bargains at kllib'S; he is seiiiag out. ap 3-tf OAK AND PINE WOOD. A LARGE SUPPLY NOW LANDING AND for sale at the Yard, southwest corner tth tad H st'eet* ap8-3te Three pianos received this week, and for sa'e low. at the great Piano ?ad Music Store cf JOHN F ELLIS, 306 Penn. avenue. betwe?-n 9th ard 'Ofh streets. apfi-tf PIRaSOL*!?PARASOLS!! ^ J^st received from the ManufacturersMj 300 PARASOLS la every quality and hixe, l. and for sale veiy cheep b' WM R. RU BY, ap'J-lm Cor &tbst.,opp Centre Market The steamer georue washing. TON wlU depart at the follow- r _ ^fT***" fc, ing hours Leave Alexandria 7Jf. 9. 11. 1,^. 3^. 5# Leave Washington...8. 10, 14. ap2-d JOB CORSON. Captain NEW SPRING MILLINERY. ON THURSDAY NEXT, APRIL THIRD, Miss THOMPSON will open our stock EP Miss THOMPSON will open our stock or SPRING MILLINERY, ard we re spectfullv solicit a ca:l from Ladles cn the above named dav HUTCHINSON A MUNRO, ap 2-tr No. 310, Pa av.. bet. 9th and 10th *U GLAD TID1NKS. SPRING HASOPENED AND MRS EATON kasjust received some blng new, direct from PaMs.asto PARTY DRE^S the mcst exquisite and an entire c?w Neglige for marnlng wrappers. Tbe ne > e-t patterns tor dress miktrs can be ob tained by calling N. B.?Fifteen young !adl-:s wanted at tbe ab? ve bns'ness. No 5^6 Eleventh street Washington ap 4?3t* ITOlKk AND BON Di. For sale? leorla (111) B; nds 7 per cent. Covington (Ky ) 44 7 Memphis tl 6 " Orange A Alexandri t R R. Bonds 6 per cent. Tbe above securities will be told on auch erms as will net the bolder over 10 per cent. SWEENY, RITTtNHCUSF, FANTACO. ap 2-3t Bankers f OR MOUNT VERNON. ON TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS - FARE, ROUND TRIP. SI : FROM ? JTA ALEXANDRIA 75 CRN TO ? Tb??^9SfW ateairer THOMAS CO I LYEP le*ve? Washing ton at 0 and Alexandiia at 9% o'clock Coaches leave tbe Capitol for th* loat at t k o'clock. Coach fare 10 cent*. Per ons wishing tbe cnecbes v 111 leav? their residence with Geo'ge A Thomas Parker Refreshments cn the boat. ap2-tf SAM'L GEDNEV, Captain WORKED COLLARS AND SI EfcVFft In sets ? Jnst opened from the Importer a full assort-rent of? Collars and Sleeves in se?s Cambr'c and Muslin Collars at very low prices A'so, Whl'e Cambrics Plain and Figured f?wis? Muslin* Plaid Cambrics and hite Billllanta at 1?\ per yard \\ 1th maaV ether Goods very cheap. WM R RILEY. ipS-lm Cor 8th st , opp. Centre Market PERSONS DESIROUS OF SENDING letter, per CITY DESPATCH wi 1 ind Boxes stationed as follows . First Waho.-J. B Moore's Drug Store ard Boulanger's Restaurant Srcokd Ward ?R. L Teasdale a Drugstore, James Shekel*'* Grocery Store, Liberty Hall K< a taurant. \Y illards' Hotel, Kid well A Laurence's Drug Store. Flint's Hotel. Lo*ejr>y's Drug S'ore. H Kufcl's Restaurant, Dyson's Otu ? t?tore. Kltk wood House, Elllct's Drug Store, and Ford A Bro's Drug Stort-. Third Waid ?Tv^on's Ding Store, Dyson A Co.'s Drag Store, J . H Stone's Drug Store, V Harbaugh's Drug Store, Dexter's Hotel, and Nairn A Palmer's Hrrg Store Focrth Wa?d.?Mclntlre's Drug Store, Ad amson's Bookstore, Union Hall Restaurant. J? Heard's Dressing Saloon. Pawns' Hotel. H Mueler's Dru? Store, William H Gilman's Dro^ Store, C Stott's Drug S'cre, Shilllngtoa's Book store, Globe OBce, Schwartic A ton's Drii^ Store. Ui.ifd States Hotel, Wtskington House, and Martin King s Diug Sto e. Fiftu Ward, Capitol Hill?Wave*ly Hous!?. Pavilion House, and MePberson'sDrug Store. Sixth Ward, Nary Yard ? Hllborn's Botk store. Waist.'k Drug S'.ore, Bates' Drugstore, Omnibus H't-1, and Guinand's Grocen- Stcre Srvisth Wiip.Island.?Smiths'niai Insti tute. D B. Clarke's Drug Store Steair beat Ho tel, O Bo?well's Drug Store, P. M Pearson's Grocery Store, C Fill s Drug Store, Tbornton'* Grocery Store, a d Sullivan's Grtverv Store And at the PRINCIPAL OFFICE, 3*4 D st , rear 7th. Open from7 a m. until Sp m. apt-3t THE FAST TROTTING STALLION MOSCOW, (believed to be the fast GV-^ eit stallion In the three adjacent States) will be le. to a LIMITED number of Marts <*?' ts the month bf ^prt'Z only For terms, p*?1" gree, Ac , apply to Dr GEORGE SMITH, ap l-dlltAec8t? At Birch's Staples FRENCH MILLINERY. MRS DAVIDSON RESPECTFULLY IN forms her customers and the rublt'*^^^ that sbe has taken tbe r<-or. a ever Ne??r? 'jaltA Bro.'s, vbe the will epen, Tbuis day, the bd Instnnt, a m-><t arleud'd as so tment of FRENCH HATS ever b< f? re to the public, and kIsj at her Stcre, Sua I a ne, bet 9th ard 10th au. ft- L. ap l-3t* NOTICt. THE COPARTNERSHIP HER*TCFORh existing between George E. Matilrgly A V? ther is. by mutual coaaent, this day dissolved. The business In future vtill le cocdncted t>f Gro. E Mattirolt, to wh< m all bills for pey* toent must be ptesenud; ard who. also, resjsc1' fully solicits a cootlnuatloa of the llbeia! peoee* age extended the firm. ?. _ GEO. E. MATTINGLJ^, JNO H. MATTINGLY. W asuikotos, Apiil 1, ?tifi6-3t ? /CORPORATION STOCK ??%?<? ?*** V> ration of Washington Stock for s^le st feb to?tf CBUBU BROlBhB?.