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LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. The River QriSTioif I* Congress ?The President of the Senate laid before the hodj a communication from the Secretary ?( w?r, madejn compliance with a resolution of the the 17th ultimo, calling upon him to comma* niea'e anj information in the Topographical Bureau concerning obstructions to the navi gation of the Potomac river within the District of Columbia, and the expediency of measures for removing the same ; which was ordered to be printed and referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. [The Secretary transmits an elaborate re port from the Topographical Bureau, showing causes of obstruction and means of removal m brief extract from which is given ' The obstructions to the navigation consist, in general, of an extension of flat Win* in front of the city of Waahington, dividing the river into two channels, and which, from the nature of the laws controlling an(1 fixing the regimen of rivers, must always remain, but (object to certain modifications, which artifi cial works or time may effect. The existence of this flat date* as far back a* the existence of authentic surveys, and since 1809 has been t^ken advantage of to connect the Maryland aDd Virginia shores by means of a bridge. A well known law exists in relation to all streams whose sides and bottoms are subject to abrasion. It is, in general terms, that the depth vanes inversely as the width of tho stream Keeping this law in mind, we seo that in front of Washington there must neces sarily exist a shoal similar to an island, hav ing distinctly marked channels on either side or a general shallowness of water, admitting of no navigation whatever. This shoal or ob struction has always existed, and the more completely and perfectly it divides the river the more distinct, well-defined, and useful will be the two channels formed by it In fact, could it be elevated into an island, sub ject to no overflow during high tides or fresh ets. its effect would be still more beneficial for the width of stream would be further re duced and its depth correspondingly increased The records of the river are not numerous, and Jo not extend back in an authentic form t> beyond 1?34. at which time a minute survev extending from Georgetown to Alexandria wa< made under Lieut Col Kearny. The river was again examined in 1837 and In 1849 minutelv surveyed from Georgetown to the Long bridge, Jte. Assuming, then, that the extensive shoal in front ofthe city is necessary to their being any well:defined channel in thifc part of the river, only such modifications of its form will b* *Huded to as it is thought have been or may be caused by artificial means The improvements indicated are a deepen ing of the Georgetown channel opposite the end of the shoal extending from Analostan Wand, a general widening of the channel on the Washington side, and an increase cf the volume of the water flowing through it The two improvements could probably bi accomplished by the works now indicated U wit: 1st. Remove Easby's wharf and trim off th? point. *3 this has a tendency to deflect th? current to the opposite side. 2d. Construct a cutwater at a suitable dis tance above the Long bridge, its sides point ing towards the two extremities of the cause way. an 1 so placed that it shall regulate the quantity of water which it is desirable shall flow down each channel. 3d Remove about two-thirds of the cause way nearest to tbe Washington side, leaving only so much of it every hundred feet as may serve for piers or foundations for piers to a woolen bridge: thus, by gi\ing an increased water-way, facilitating the free flow of watei through that channel. 4th Tha Potomac being a tidal stream, re move such shoals and widen such p^rts of ths channel, both above and belww the bridge* a< now tend to arrest the ascent of the tidal wave The report states that no certain estimate: can be given for improvements below thi bridge, but that an approximate estimate car be made for Easby's wharf, the cut-wate] above the bridge, removing portion of cause way, erecting bridge to replace it, and the ne ceasary dredging at and above the causewaj For the purchase and removal of Ea?by'i Construction of a pile cut-water 20 oof Removal of causcway g 0()( Repairing causeway by bridge 15 40< Constructing piers to bridge 12'oo< Dredge-boat and scows 19'0o( Working same for two years 20 00( $107,4lH The report states that the expense of im proving below the bridge would be much lesi in proportion than for improving above, as i would be confined to constructing the cutwatei and dredging, which is estimated to require S64.000, making a total of $171,400 for th< whole work. Meeting in the Seventh Ward.?At th? adjourned meeting of the citiiens of this ward held at Island llall, on Tuesday evening last, to consider matters of general interest to the ward, Gaorge W. Garrett uresided, and L B, llolmead wai appointed Secretary. A com mittee, of which S. Y. At Lee was chairman, reported a series of resolutions in v hich earn est and emrgtvc grounds were taken against the proposed removal of the Long Bridge, and an able array 01 arguments and facts present ed, going to show that the navigation of the river hid not been impeded by the Long Bridge, but that the impediments hal existed previous to its erection. The resolutions claim that the L >ng Bridge affords the most conve nient and the shortest route between the North and the South ; that the distance from the city P^st office in Washington to Alexandria is five and three quarter miles via the Long Bridge and ten and a half miles between the same points by the way of the "Three Sisters, ' above Georgetown, and that any mateiial de parture from the present locality of the bridge must sacrifie the welfare of tho greater num ber for the benefit of the lesser. ? A resolution intr>duced by Dr. J. E. Mor gan, was also adopted, declaring, on the expe rience of those residing in the ward, that the "flats" ia the vicinity of the Long Bridge were not prejudicial to health. Tho crowded condition of our columns prevent us from pub lishing the resolution; in full. The subject of a market upon the Island was discussed, and the chairman was instruct ed to confer with the Aldermen of that ward, and urge them to aid and facilitate the pas sage of a bill through the city councils for that purpose. After authorising the chairman to issue a call f >v subsequent rnee ings upjn application of five citiseus of the ward, and requesting the city papers to publish these proceedings, tbe meeting adjouaned sine die. Centre Market ?Tho market was not very well supplied this morning, probably because of the rain last night The following is a liet of prices of various articles offered for ?ale: Beef?fresh, per lb., lOalac.; salt, do., 10:.; ix.kcJ, do., 16;. Pork, per lb , 10*12;. Mutton, 12al??; Veal, 12al8;. Bacon?hams, 12*14? ; ai-les, llal2o.; shoulders, 10c Fish? rock and perch, per bunch. 2io ; herring, per doten, I shad, per pair, 50c. Potatoes, 31c p^r peck. Onions, 37c per peck Ap ples, tfa^O; per peck. Butter, 25a37Jc. per Ik. Eg4?, ICalSo perdosen. Covet or Claimt.?Yesterday, tho court took up the case of Frederick Griffing vs the Waited States, who claims payment of an as ?esimaiit made by the city of Brooklyn on land jjdjourijiiig the navy-yird, after tho claimant had contracted to se'l the sama to government. The opetiiog argument in favor cf the claim ant was made by B B French, E>q., who was ionowei in behalf of government by the ^licitor. The c^utt adjourned till M nlay ^^ c woclu call attention to the oxten w'ne. brandy, cigars, etc., offer ,'J*r J H. Buthmann at his store on Penn avenue, between F mr-and-a-half *** Sixth streets. Mr. Buthmauu is known to c.titeuj as a reliable gentleman, and any Article offered by him can be depended on as the quality represented. Attkwj't made last night to rawe alarm of fire, but it was a failure. The tt*l>ani?i did not go out, and refused to strike the alarm belli. Hebrew Yotfiu Mr*'s LiTiftAur Associa tion ?Thi? society, which hu been in opera tion f?r the lut six months, held an election of officers last night, at follows : Henry King, unanimously re-elected Presi dent. A. Strauss, Vice President. * 8. King, unanimously re-elected Treasurer. S. Bower, Recording Secretary. E. Cowfmann, Financial Secretary. B. Cowfmann, J. Strauss, W. Robchild, S. Samslag, and H. Naehmann, Board of Cura tors J. Stein, J. Freierich, and V. Heimbtrger, Library Committee The election was followed by a supper, which passed off delightfully, with speeches, toasts, Ac. ?? NatiO!?AL Theatre.? Such a rainy disa Seeable night as was last night, generally row* a damper both on actors and audience, but Jefferson s jrresistable ?' Pillicoddy" got every body in good humor, in the opening farce, and after that with sprightly charming Miss Agnes Robertson. In the following pieces, there was no flagging in the spirit ot the per formance To-night Miss Robertson appears a "Bob Nettles, and as Marian in "The Young Actress." Jefferson will do justice to the part of ''Bob Ticket'' in "The Alarming Sacri fice." ? Distinguished Arrivals.?Our streets be gin to bustle with celebrated circus perform ers, who come to break a lance at .the np proaching tournament. We understand that several new entries have been made, and more coming. These Equestrian Fetes will be more attractive than any circus performance we have ever yet had, as the chivalry of the profession will be here to compete. It is un derstood that the whole affair will be arrang ed after the style of a rcgularcircus, and that preparations for deciding who are the winners, will not be made until the latter end of the week. Trial.?This morning Justice Daniel Smith was busily engaged in hearing the testimony in the case of the United States against a boy named Peterson A number of witnesses were sworn, and among them two magistrates Coun sel was employed on both sides, and they were giving the witnesses a very close examination Tha boy is charged with false swearing, but the case had not been decided when we left the office. Stoning Houses.?Several men were charged last night with stoning houses. We hope they do not intend to enter into the organized nands accustomed to such conduct Some of the geutlemen are growing old, and their children are apt to follow the example they set. T\ e trust the fact that their actions are always known to the officers will prevent them from repeating the attack made last night, if respect for themselves and their families can not. . Circuit Court.?\csterday, the Court and jury were engaged in hearing the arguments of counsel in the case of Quantrill vs Kan dour It is an appeal, we learn, from the de cision of a Justice of Peace, and excites con siderable interest among those who congregate in the court room. The case had not been decided when we left Cross Firing ?This morning ThomasBeall, Miry Boall, and Ilenry Briscoe, were brought before Justice Clark. All were plaintiffs, and all detendants. They swore that they were in bodily fear of each other ; having been threat ened, severally, with death, cracked he-id?, walloping, Ac. All were ordered to give se curity for peace. Reprigerators !?It seems almost a joke to recommend such an article with the tem perature at the figure it is at tl^ present writing, but we may be sure there is warm weather in store for us, and in order to be pro pared for that contingency we do advise our readers to purchase pne of McGregors admi rable refrigerators. Supreme Court ?Yesterday?No. 9 Daniel South et a/., plantiffs in error, vs. the State of Maryland, use of Jonathan W. Pottle This cause was argued by Hon. John Nelson for the plaintiffs in error, and by Messrs. Dobbin and Reverdy Johnson for the defendant in er ror. Adjourned. ? Lecture?Temperance Hall was filled last night, on the occasion of the lecture of Rev Mr Cross, notwithstanding the unfavorable state of the weather Mr C dished up the anticipated feast of horrors of the " Maria Monk' school for the delectation of his hear ers. Firb.?Tuesday night an old frame build unoccupied, and situated on L, between Twenty-second and Twenty-third streets, was burned by seme incendiary It belonged to the estate of the late Dr. Linthicum of George town. a I t I Just the Season?Note the tempting array r of Roses, Fruit trees, Ornamental Shrubbery, etc, etc., offered by A Jardin, Florist and Nur seryman, corner of Connecticut avenue and M street. Prench Millinert.?Mrs. Davidson opens a beautiful assortment of French hats to-day. See advertisement. The Leap Year Party comes off ta-nieht at Island Hall. Hurrah ! Grace Church iair is open to-night over Farnham's Book Store. Walk up ! The Marion Rifles Ball cAnes off to night, aad will no doubt be a pleasant affair. Watch Returns.?No cases for trial this morning, aui but a single lodger, who was dis missed. t An Escaped Murderer. Fairfax Court House, April 3, 1856. Bditor of the Star : William H. Keene, confined in the jail of Fairfax County, for the brutal murder of Lewis Q Hall, escaped therefrom, being aided from without He is about 45 years old, 5 feet 10 or 11 inches nigh, broad shoulders and stout made, lonsr hair and bushy whiskers, high cheek bones, large nose turned up and spreading at the end, and depressed about the center, small grey eyes, and very bad countenance. Two boys confined for felony, escaped at the same tlloe Subscriber. ^ w-pll and Mill FRANCES KKBL^CA I ADGE rr, all of th's city DIJCD, VIRGINIA, Infant daugh ter of Richard M and Edmonla Heitb, a 'e<T 14 tnnnfha ' " . IDT t*Bfreas Water, received this d*y, dlrnct from the .spring. Dally exD<-<tl->* in WAT"*-" L7 ttiti#'! to Travelers.?Travelers at t.iia -e*eon of the year ahould alwaya be earful to procure u'^TwHK?^TKrr*E'? STOMACH WTTKKS, h. th.t X ? iwho h?v* fieri thia Invaluable ? wirfu, U.l * C" whe;, a traveler 1. i, w lu laa'ket t'l**i ,r* tl" ou)Jr reliable medicine lW - JAMKH W CAt.LAH. Agent. u ?l*sral|la Cored ?Read what Mr Bojden aaya >?'<> mMiclne e?er had aartift-V 7 ^ r*?pectab:e a.nrce. .. Carter', 8?nUhISf . ,Ulb Buyien. one of the original proprietor of^hl a? U*" New York. a,.U for a nuwt*r of ^ .."'V'V'' Hun,<!> tei Kichuioud Va w?a cured of ? 1. Kichaufe Ho 72, ty Carter". SpTu" ^r'e.^ V' ^2'. cure cut by thi. Talu?bl! mi. bi* atttnfc >n slid III* Interest flH to olhara aflictai with a va^.t, oT^i^ ' U tn-UQc* a cur# was ?/Tecte<J. He hat ???-:. it \ nr \ F?ver, klietMnaiUm, Li??r ConiDlaint nv. t4* C .?auwpu..n, and nearly every other f?r wh?eh U U UMd. H, remark, it I. d:ffir,,|t to know what di?? n. t reiiavt or cart, ?ud aa -? Blood Pnrlffler ??! . J r?ll luedMnne, be never aeon lta e.ju it' hb chearfulW r^.mmaudalt on all occaak.ua. and believe It to ui >at valuahia iainedy eitaut. intr l \ZTA Lettar frani Dr. Mctabe, of Vir liuiA. Hampton, Va., Oct. 1?, l?i ?Havln* ha.l n toxaBAKKR'S fltrfM 11 M BITTKBH In nTf f^llvw^hln the la?t lw? year,. In f I>y?pep,,? and NerroSa He.,1 ache. 1 c?n aaAly aay I have utter oael any ratnedv for th. ae diatrea*! is ru?ladi>-a with ao algual autveae aa thia I h?v? ever carefully avo.dad r?c.jiumen.liiu any ?f n,e va rl-n n atrr.-u* with which the ooentry la U. Ja! be< ?uae I heliava Id ? variety of caaea thay do w.rre harm thaa *.x?l ? but. aa Uokar'a Bitter* have l?eu tne l u-i ler my immediate obearvatioo, aud produced auch beueCclai reaalta. 1 do not feel at liatrty to withhold my bumtle teaiini^uiai to their JOHM c. McCABK. We would ad viae the public to h* ever Oiindful of BA KKK'3 PUKBIUM UITTKK^. aa a medicine of (reat merit It ha* gtlnad a Uatlng reputation wherever It haa been used an t I* generally r*coqjujeudei by the moat eminent phyal eiaua In Vlrglnm. w-Kvery family abonld kee|> a few bjuiaa on l.nnd. Prlen M euta par bottle. ' For .ale |? WaahlDft..n> U C., by CHARLES STOTT k ' caara. CAMBT * HATCH, Baltimore; and by (tnerally niar WANTS. WANTED-BY a RESPECTABLE wo man, a situation as plain Cook. Washer, and Ironer In a small family. Address "M C," Box No. 18 Star Office. ap3-lt* I WISH TO PURCHASE A SECOND HAND ed Billiard Table, in good order, but at a mod erate price. Any one having such a one will please address L. S D., at this office, statin? the prloe, and where it can be seen. ap >?3t* WANTED.?A STEADY. RESPECTABLE Woman to do the wa?hlng of a family. The best wages will be paid to such a persen. Applv at the corner of F and Eighteenth streets, No 174. ap 3?3t* WANTED ?A PURCHASER FOR S2,0G0 worth of Deed of Trust Bonds, secured on property worth twice the amount. Address, stating where the party can be seen, to Box No. 17, Star Office. ap3-eo3t? WANTED-A GIRL, EITHER AMER1 can or German, (German preferred) to take charge of children, attend to Cnamberwork and do common sewing. Enquire at 484 Pa avenue, between 3d and 4 \ streets. ap 3-3t*__ WANTED-A YOUTH IN A RETAIL Dru? Store. One who can compound pre scriptions. Must come well recommended Ap ply at this office. ap 3-eo2w? Notice to lawyers?a gentle man desirous of pursuing the study of law. wishes to make an engagement with some Law yer of good standing at the bar, who coil d give employment a portion of the time in the practi cal part of the profession Can influence some practice, the profits of which he should expect to share. Address " A. Y. X." through the Pest Office, stating when and where an interview can be had. ap2-3t? WANTED ?AN ASSISTANT TEACHER in the Brookevllle Academy, capable of teaching English branches, and the French and Spanish languages. Salary $350 per annum. Ad dress, at Brookeville. Maryland. E B. PRETTY MAN, Principal. ap2-lw A SITUATION WANTED-BY A FULLY competent gardener, who can produce good reference, if required; understands well the cul tivation of vegetables, budding, grafting, and the management of orchards; ban a wife and two children Would have no objection to go to Alex andria. Va., or to Baltimore, Md. Address "Gar dener" through the City Post Office, and It will meet with prompt attention. ap 2-3t* WANTED?TWO JOURNEYMEN BA kers at W. P. McKELDEN A CO.'s, 7th street, above Odd Fellows' Hall. ap 2?3t WAN TED IMMEDIATELY?IN A SMALL family, a Servant that can cook, wash and iron. Good wages given. Apply at 323 K street, between 13th and 14th streets. ap 2-31* COUNTRY HOUSE WANTED ?A FUR r.lshed House in the country, of easy access to Washington; must have a garden and shade trees plenty of water, Ac. A family goieg trav eling for the summer would find a careful and re sponslbletenant. Rent moderate. Address uCo?n try House," Box 4, Star Office ap 2? C W' rANTED?AT* T H E EBBITT HOUSE, . . S33 F street, three good colored waiters ? Apply Immediately. ?P 1?lw* rANTED.?BY A YOUNG MAN, A SIT . . uation in some store or department in which he can make himself useful. He writes a good hand, is a druggist by occupation, but wishes to get In some other business. The best of test!mo nials ai to character, Ac , can be given. Address C. A. C., City Post Office. ap 1?3t? WANTED?ROOMS W ITH BOARD, FOR a gentleman and wife, In a private family, where there are few or no boa'dem. Roo-i>s to be on the first or second floor, furnished or unfur nished. Location to be east of Lafayette Square, and within foursquares of it Address "Perma nent," through Star Office, describing rooms and terms. Communications confidential. ap I?3t* T WO WHITE WOMEN (SISTERS) . want situations, one as Cook, Washer, and Ironer, the other as Waiter and Chambermaid ? The '>est references given. Apply at Box No. 5, Star Office. ap 1?3t* W W TANTED?1<K) LIVE RATS, FOR WHICH . . five cents a piece will be paid Apply at No. 351. 4th street, opposite the jail. ap 1?3'.* AN TED ?WANTED?WANTED?TO find persons la want of the following ar tides: French or German Looking Glaases Portrait or Picture Frames, round, ovil or square Oil Paintings, large and small Marble-top Brackett Tables, in bronze or gold. All kluds of Pictures framed, and any size Looking Glasses, or other work In th? gilding line done to order with dlsratr.h. Also, a lo: of cast-iron Bracketts, suitable for shelving, Ac , cn hand. Terms moderate to suit the tlm'-s, far caiu. N.B.?Old Work Regllt,and Looking Glass Plates Inserted. 255 Henna, avenue, opposite Klrkwood House. 4ecl? JOHN WAGNER P P. P WILL AGAIN VISIT WASHING ? ton, Georgetown, and Alexandria, and will buy, to any amount. Household Furniture, La dles'and Gentlemen's Clothing, Feather Beds, Bedding. Hair Mattres?es, Silver and Albata Ware. Table Furniture, Old Books, Old Engrav ings. Curiosities. Ac. In fact, will buy any thing, especially gcod Books. Wanted, Audubon's Birds. Niles's Register, large Encyclopedias, Spark's Works, and all books but school and pub lie documents. Address " P P P," Box 24, Star Office, and attention will l>e paid as soon as pos sible. Be particular In your address. mar 27-2 w* GARDENER WANTED?ADDRESS DR. WM. WIRT, Oak Grove, Westmoreland county, Va. mar 21?2w# BOARDING*. BOARDING?ONE LARGE ROOM, hand somely furnished, on the first fioor, and one large front room in the second story, furnished or unfurnished, with or without board. Also two single rooms for gent emen. Table boarders can be accommodated on reasonable terms. A large yaid Is at'acfced to the house, making it desira ble for a family with children Apply to4*8, 10th street, between D and K, east side. mar 31?lw* Board,ftc.?mrs bates,on the s. w. corncr of Pennsylvania avenue and 9th street Is prepared toaccomir.odategentlemen wlthrooins, with or without boird. Every elTortwiHbemade to render thes? comfortable who may favor her with their patronage. &P C?tf JOHN H. BUT 11 MANN, 1 M?OKTIU AND DEALS* IN WINE, BRANDY, CIGARS, &0 , &c , Pa. av., b'tiofcn 4)$ and 6th streets, south side, Has received a supply of Hava na CIGARS, among which are the follow ing brands : Regalia, Y1 Cas Londres, La lnfies ta, Mina ?'abar.a, Louis Napoleon, Ac Also, direct from Schiedam, a pipe of superior GIN, containing atout 12,000 Schnapps, and a supply of Champagne, as Muium's Cabinet, Ilcid seick, and other brands. In stoie, an assortment of Rhine and French WINES, some of very high order, as Madeira, Sherry, Port, Ac. ap 1?3t HUTCHINSON * MUNRO Have just received a beautiful lot of Fancy Go^ds, consisting of? Cabas. Workboxes, Jewel Cases Portfolios, Portemonnaies, Comlis, Brushes French and other Perfumery and Pomad> a Dressing Casei for ladles and gentlerr.en Writing Desks, Fans, Opera Glasses Spectacles, Eye Glasses, Stationery Accordeons, Toys, Ac. We invite the attention of citizens and stran gers to cur stock, of which the : hove form a part, and are certain that those In want < f anything In our line will find it to their advantage to give us a call before purchasing elsewhere. HUTCHINSON A MUNRO, 310 Pa avenue, bet. 9:h and 10th sts., Next door to Messrs. Harder A Mitchell's, ap 1-Iw SECOND ARRIVAL. OPENING 1H1S MORNING, AT WIL LI AN'S new store, the largest an 1 most beautiful assortment of French BONNETS^^l ever brought to this market. mar 28-lw BASKETS!?BASKKTS! WORK, CARD, NURSERY, TRAVEL Ing, Knife, Key, Cigar, Tumbler, Office, Market and Clothes' Baskets Children's Nur sery and Rocking Cha'rs Ladies' Jenny Llnd Workstands. Ac. Not "at cost," but lower than some sell who say "at cost." ti FRANCIS, mer 26 VJO Seventh st. 1,000 PO r ATOES ! POTATOES !! TO i,?ni BUSH PRIME MAINE Mercer POTATOES Now landing and for sale by D. L SHOEMAKER. 103 Wafer street, Georgetown, D. C. mar 31 -6t ONLY IS* CENTS. BUCKLEY'S CELEBRATED SONO BOOK for the parlor, containing a collection of new and popular Songs, as sung by Buckley's New Orleans Serenaders at their opera house, Broad way, New York. For sale by the agent, ALEX ADAMSON, mar tt-9m 7th street, opposite Post Offlc*. FOB GALE ARE HEN'f. For rfnt?the dwelling on b street, containlrg six rooms, with a food cellar. Id ihe neighborhood of the City Hall. Poe ?e*<!?n given Immediately'. For particulars ap spMv to Mia. MART B ALEXANDER, No. S31 12th street. ap 3?at TO LET ?TWO NEAtItRAMEHOUSES on 22d street west, between K and L street* north Enquire of John P. Hilton, No 3"5 l'th street, or on F street, between 14th and 15th streets west, No. 210, (mtB.M. Reed's Wine Store. ap2?3t JNO. P HILTON. For saleor rent?athree-story frame House, with two-story back building, situated on Virginia avenue, between ?th and 10th streets, in the seventh Ward, rear the Smith sonian Institute. Terms easy. Apply to \YM. R. RILhY, corner 9th street, opposl'e Centre Market. ap2?Iw For sale.?a two story brick HOUSE with attic, situated on E street, north side, between 12thand 13thstreets. It con tain six rooms. 'Ihe lot on which the house is located, has an unexpired leaae of six years to run. For further particulars inquire of J. E. W. T., or George Savage. ap 1?3t FOR RENT ?THE DWELLING ON THE corner of New York avenue and 15th street. Possession given on the 1st of April. The loca tion is very desirable, bflng directly on the om nibus route, and in the (mm'dlate neighborhood of the President's Hoi?e and Government De partments To a desirable tenant the rent will be verv low. Enquire on the premise* of J. W. NAIRN. N- B ?The premises can be seen at any time by applying as above. mar 17?4w? For sale?a beautiful country Residence, on 7th street Plank Road, about 4 mi'es from Washington?25 acres with orchard of Peach, Apple, Ac. Would make a good mar ket faim. Inquire at No. 25 third story of Treas ury. mar 20?2w# For sale ?i will sell at private sale between this and the 1st of May, my property, consisting of two two-story Frame Houses, situated on 20th street, No. 404 and 4< 0, between G and H. Also, two two-story Brick Houses, situated on 22d street, No. 214 and 216, between G and H Also two small frame Houses, situated *n 23d street, No. 114 and 116, north of K. Also, one vacant i.ot of Ground on 22d street, between G and H For terms of sale inquire of Mrs. HANNAH MILLSON, on 22d street, be tween G and H. mar 22?l in* Desirable property for sale ?i will now sell my property, situated on the Georgetown and Rnckville Turnpike, about two miles above Georgetown, adjoining the village of Tennallytown, wnere there Is a post office. The place contains 63^ acres, and is handsomely Im proved by a two-story brick house, 32 X 40, with a wing 25 >< 31, and all necessary out bouses. Apply to H. VV. Blunt. Water St., Georgetown. Jan 17?tf THQS. MARSHALL. For rent?several handsome Rooms, including & Parlor and Chamber, with board. Ala", table and transient board. Inquire at Mrs BRYANT'S, No. 303 G street, between 13th and 14th. mar 18?eolm For sale?a country residence near Washington,situated about three miles from the city, between Piney Branch Road tn>l Rock Creek, near Maior Biagden's, formerly Mr Bodisco's place, containing thirty acres more or less, of land well adapted to gardening, Ac., about half of it under cultivation and in good or der; the residue covert d with timber of various kinds?having two n?*w frame Cottages, with re qulslte out buildings and other improvements? an orchard of upwards of one hundred fruit hear ing trees of the best kird?an excellent spring of never falling water; and abrve all, in a good and healthy neighborhood I or further particulars inquire at No 15 War Depar ment, or corner of G a?d 20:h streets, of apl-ecat SAMUEL D. FINCKEL EjHJR SALE?A TRACT OF LAND Con taining 170 a'res, 40 of which Is cleared, 15 cr 30 well set in clover and timothy, and the balance In oak and hickory, some of which is very heavy It Is bacdsomelv located, In a thickly settled and r?pidly improving neigbborho* d, near Bayly's Coiners, 6)^ miles southwest of Wa?hlngt^n. and about the same distance frou Alexandria and Georgetown ; well watered; soil of the best qual ity; buildings, a small frame House and stable: contains a valuable stone quarry, and will be sold In whole or in part, at a great bargain Title un questionable, and terms made easy. For further particulars apply to F. H. SMITH, at House of Representative, or to J. H. CLEVE LAND, on the premises. feb 29?tf Rare chance-the undersigned offers for sale those beautiful Lota situated on 3d street, a few feet south of Pa. avenue. Their situation cannot be excelled for either business or residence sites, and will be sold at a great sacrl flce H.C HARROVER. Terms: A small cash payment, and the bal ance in 1, 2, 3, and 4 years. Residence, No 6, no th A street, Capitol Hill. feb 23-tf |7,ORT~REN'r?SEVERAL HANDSOME iar r l?*rs ar.d Chambers, with board. Also, table ar.d transient board. Inquire at Mrs. SMITH'S, 233 F street. cov 27?tf LOST, ON THE EVENING OF THE 24th instart, in the vicinity rf the National Hotel, a Fifty Dollar Note of the'Republic of TeiJ's The finder will please leave it at the Banking House of Sweeny, Rittenhouse, Fant A Co. mar 2f-eo3t IHAVtt THIS DAY BOUGHT OLT ALL the interest of George W Garrett In the Stock aiid Fixtures of his Carpenter Business, as here trfore carritd on by him at his shop, in the rear of Jackson Hall, between 3d ;nd Hreets. I shall continue the Carpenters' Bnsiness in all its branches, at the same plare, and respectfully re quest a continuance of the custom HENRY A. GARRETT. I hereby author:** Gkokok W Gakrkti to t;an<*et business for me in any matter connected with the Carpenters' Business. H. A. G. ap l-eo2w A CARD TO THE Pt'BLIC. |UK FRIKNUS AND THE PUBLIC OF Washington and its vicinity are respectfully informed that Mr RICHA RD DAVIS Is, ar.d has been for the pa t ten years, our sole Agent for the sa!e of our J iano Fortes in the District of Co lumbia " All purchases madeof Mr. Davisareguarantled to be. both in cheapness and excellence, upon a par with those obtained directly from oar manu factory In Boston ; and we can with the fullest confidence recommend (to all desirous of pos sessing one of our instruments) the abovb named gentle i:an as a p?rson upon whom they can place an implicit reliance As we have not nor will not supply any other dealer than Mr Davis for this market, sales by other persons are neither guarantied nor au'hor ized by us CHICKKRING A SONS. mar25-lw Bos on, Mass., March 20. 1856 F> B. DONALDSON, Dentist, k. HAS REMOVED His office to Ne.30H Pennsylvania av enue, between 9th and 10th streets. mar 29-1 w O' ARPEKS* MAGAZINE, for April, 25c. The Old Dominion, by G P R.James, 50c. % H Yankee Notions. r>r April, 1 'He Harpers' Story Book, No. 17, (Elfred,) 25c. Ballou's Magazine, for April. 10c. Also, a good assortmment of Fiber's Pencils, Glllotte's Pens, and Mavnard's A Noyes Ink For sale by E. K LUNDY, mar 22?tr No. 126 Bridge st., Georgetown. A every thing, and is selling out at a sacrifice to | change his business. mar 20 JOSEPH rTtHOMPSOIS, Draper and tailor, at wall a STEPHENS', 301 Pennsylvania avenue, 3 doors east of the Natlqnal Hotel Just received a superior assortment of Sprint CLOTHS and CA^SIMERS of the latest styles." mar 24-eo2w NY BODY A*D EVERY BODY RUN to ELLIS'S to buy all you want. He has ... ?l-l. -* M - ?>?- * - * ** w rATtHKS A*D JEWELRY 8*per cent, cheaper than can be bought elsewhere In Wash legt n, at J ROBINSON'S, ^ mar 31-lm 349 Pa. av., opp. Browns' Hotel. APPLES AND POTATOES. 100 bbls. prime Boston APPLES 100 bbls prime Mercer POTATOES For sale by HARTLEY A BROTHER, mar 25 Georgetown. For sal e?a first rate horse CART, nearly new. Apply at the Lumber Yard, 14th street Bridge. mar27e*3t CR1PPS A WALLER ENTWISLE k BARKON, CAHPENTEBS AND EtfJLDERS, Shop on 11th street, between B and C sts . near Carusi'e Saloon. mar 25?2w? MADAME R. WILL CERTAINLY LEAVE ON THE EIGHTH OF MAY, and respectfully in forms the public In general, that ?he will gl'e in form ltlon In all the Allaire relating to Life, Health, Weaith, Marriages, Love, Journeys, Law Suits, Difficulties la Business, Absent F rlends, ?ickn**s a?d Death, and In respect to aU other subjects. She is also able to tell the agas ef per scne by reading nambere. She can be consulted at all hours of Toe day and evening Her name is on the door?at No. 245 l"th str et corner of D, on the le t hand side. Gentlemen 50 cents and ladles 26 , mar 27 By A. GREEN. Auctioneer VALUABLE brick hocseajio TWO ? Ltti Cmnitel Hill ?t WEDN ESDAY, the ?d da? of April, I shall sell la front of the premise*, at 5 o clock p. m., a handsome new Brick Horse, containing five good room* and passage, rituited on 3d street east, be tween south A and B streets, near Pennsylvania avenue, and the lot cn which It sta ds. being parts of lots Noa. 16 end 17, In fquare No 761, and confining over 3,100 square feet Also. Immediately afier the sa'e of the above. *e shall sell a very va'uable Building Lot on sonth B. between 1st and 2d streets ea?-t, having a front of 20 feat, running bick 108feet5# Inches. Terms of sale of house and lot: S8ro cash; bal ance In two and five \ears. for notes bearing In terest from day of sale. A deed given and a deed of trust taken. For vacant lot cash. Title i&dls* putable. mar27?eoAds A. GREEN, Anct'r. JJ^The abeve sale is postponed, In con s que ceof sheral". until FRIDAY, the4thinst., sain?-hour. [ap3 dj A GRKKN, Auct'r. Bv JAMES C. McGUIRE. Auctioneer. TRUSTEE'S SALE OF VERY DESIR A Me Brick Dwelling'11*11** *n Tenth, ?ear F Street On WEDNESDAY AFTER NOON, April 2d, at 5 o'clock, on the premises, by virtue of a deed of trust, duly made and re corded, the subscriber will sell at public auction, to the highest bidder, the north half of Lot num bered 15. in square numbered 347, having a front of about 25 feet on Tenth street wes\ between E and F streets north, Tunning back that width 100 feet 1 Inch to an alley, together with the buildings and improvements, consisting of a handsome three-story and basement brick dwelling, contain ing, in all, twelve rooms, finished in the most superior manner, with wa'er and gas throughout There is also attached a stable and arriage bou*e The buildings were erected bv an experienced builder for his own residence, and no expense was spared In the erection to make them comfortable and substantial Terms: CJBe-balf cash; the residue In six and twelve months, with interest, secured to the sat isfaction of the Trustee. SAMUEL REDFERN, Trustee, mar 22?d J AS C. McGUIR E, Auct'r. !T7The nbeve aale is postponed, in c?n> sequence of the rain, until WEDNESDAY AF TERNOON, April 9th, 88me hour and place. SAMUEL REDFERN, Trustee, ap - 3d J AS C . McGU IR E, Anct'r. Bv JAS. C. McGU IR &. Auctioneer. HANDSOME PRIVATE RESIDENCE at Public Auction?On WEDNESDAY A TERNOON, April 2d at4tf o'clock, In front of ..be premises. I shall sell that valuable piivate re-idence, situated at be corner of 9th and E su , recently occupied by W. C Zantz'nger, Esq , fceing Lot No 10, in Square 407, fronting 50 free cn K street. bv 75 feet on 9th street, with the im provements, consisting of a handsome and well finished three-story and basement Brick Dwelling Hou e, containing ten rooms. There Is also a good Brick Stable in the rear, with suitable ac commodations for wood and coal. The side lot Is handsomely enclosed and laid out as a flower garden. One-fourtU c?sh; the residue in six, twelve, and eighteen months, or one, two and three years at tba option of the purchaser, satisfactorily se cured and bearing Interest. mar27-d J. C. McGUIRE, Auct'r. [Tj? The above Is postponed in conse quence of the lain, tin il WENNESDAY AF TERNOON, April 9th, sau e hour and place, ap3- 1 JAS. U. MctiUIRE, Auct'r. Bv JAMES C. McGUIRE. Auctioneer. Furniture and household ef* fects at Auction.-On SATURDAY MORNING, April ',th, at 10 o'clock.by virtue of a distrain for r?nt due and ii arrears, 1 shall sell the Furniture and Effects In house No. 511 I street, between fith and 7th sts ., comprising - Mahogany Sofa and Parlor Chairs Plush co\eied Rockers, Cane ie t Chairs Marble-top Card and Work Tab es Carpets, Oilcloth, Straw iVlatt'np Mahogany French and Cottage fiedsteals Dressing and klaid B ".Tea us, Wasbstands Superior Sprir~ Vifttress Bols?er; and Pillows Cc?nfcrta>, Blanket*. Sprcds Looking Glares, Window Shades Toilet Sets, Lounge Extension Dining Table China. Glass ard Crockery War? Radiator and Airtight Stoves, AC Together with a lot of Kitchen Requisites Terms cash A. E. L. KEESE, Bailiff ap 3-d J . C. McGUIRE, Auct Bv A. GREEN, Auctioneer. Household and kitchen and of. flee Furniture and thorough bred Can adian Stallion at Auction.?On SATUR DAY, the 5th instant, 1 shall sell, in front of my auction store, at 10 o clock, a m ? A handsome black thorough Iced Cmadlen Sta tion, six years o d. a splendid draught horse, and paces floe under the saddle?a fine chance for breeders of horses. Also, a large assortment of Household and Office Furniture, Vv indow Sash and Frame*, Doors. Ac. Also, a lot of Boot* and Shoes. Terms cash. A. GREEN, ap3?d Auctioneer. ! By A. GREEN, Auctioneer. Fine Holland gin, port and ma deira Wine, Cesnac in casks and bot ties at Auction.?OnSATURDAY, the 5th in stant. 1 shall tell, at my Auction rocm, No 526 Seventh street, at 5 o'clock p m ? 19 aemijohnj of fine Old Holland Gin 5 do do Port Win? 5 do do Madeira do. 20 boxes Cognac 4 octaves do The above mentioned Liquors, some of which are very superior, will be so.d to the highest bid der. Termscash. A. GREEN, Auctioneer. ap :?-d By B. W FERGUSON A CO., Auctioneers. Groceries at auctton?w? win sell, on MONDAY MORNING, April 7th, lfco6, at 10 o'clock, at the store southeast corner or C and 4 ^ stree' *, Island, the entire effects of said s?ore, vii: Coffees, Teas. Sugars, Spaces Sperm, Adamantine and Tallow Candles Soap, Rice, Tobacco, Seaars. Brooms Buckets, Salt, Indigo, Fish, Ac Also, Tea Canisters. Counter Scales, Hardware, Drv Goods, and the Fixtures of ihe Store Termscash B. W. FERGUSON A CO., ap3?3t Auctioneer. By C. W. BOTELER, Auctioneer TRUSTEES' SALE OF HOUSEHOLD Furniture.?On MONDAY, April 7, com mencing at 11 o'clock a m , I shall sell, by virtue of two d->eds of trust, duly executed and recorded at No. 378 D street, between 8th and 9th streets, a large assortment of Household Furniture, con sisting in part of? Handsome walnut Parlor Set, covered wHh bro catelle Marb'e top Tables, p^rlorani chamber Carpetini Window Curtair.a, mahogany parlor, arm and ror king Chairs Mahogany Sofas and Sideboards Handsome mantel and table Orn?ments Looking Glasses, French CVina Tea Set Crockery and glass W are, plat'd and other Castors Silver plated Tea Set Table Cutlery \lahogar.v and other Bedsteads Superior Feather Btds and curled hair Mattresses Bedding, Wardrobes Mahogany and Marble top dressing Bureaus Cane and wood-seat Chairs, Washetand, Kitchen Furni.ure Stives, Cooking Utensils, Ac. Terms: S30 and under, cash; over tbat sum a credit of 60 and 90 days, for satisfactorily en dor=ed notes, bearing Interest. ap2-d C W BOTELER, Auct. By JAS. C. McliU I RE. Auctioneer. Extensive sale of young trees. OnSATURDAY MORNING, April5th. at 11 o'clock, in fror.t of the auction rooms, I shall sell a lot of very superior silver leaf Maple Trees, all of them vonrg and healthy seedling, from 10 to 12 feet high In the clear, and well fu-nlshed They were raised in this city by Mr. J. Mnher, public gardener, at his private nursery, and are particularly adapted to the climate, free from suckers and Insects. ALSO? A fine lot cf European Sycamores and Horse chestnut, sultalile for .'awns or cemeteries. All of which will be wananted genuine Termscash J. C- McGUIRE, Auct. ap 2-td By BARNARD A BUCKEY; Georgetown WELL-KEPT HOUSE BOLD fURNI ture at Auction ?On TUESDAY, bib instant, at the residence of the !a> Lewis Smith, Esq., deceased, on the corner o' High and \\ est streets, we will sell the household Furniture, such as Mahogany Sofa, Stands D- Sideboard, do Tables" Dining and bre^kftst Table Mantel and Toilet Glasses Cane seat and other Chairs, Matting Parlor Hall, and Chamber Carpets Good Feath'r Beds, Mattresses Bedsteads, Bureaus. Press Wasbstands, Britannia Set ? China and Glassware Plated Sticks and Stands, Cumin* Kitchen Iron and Tin, Ware, Ac. Terms at the sije. BARNARD A BUCKEY, AuoU. At four o'clock, p. m , we will sell, at the Warehouse on Water street, near Libby's Lum ber Yard, a stock of Pump and Blockmaking Tools as Lathe. Chisels, Pump Auger*. Grind stone >; also, a lot of Blocks, Block Whewl*, Llg. numvlt* Wood Terms cash v apl?1? B??. t Xj LSOKAPK1C FROM TEX ASSOCIATED PRESS. BY HOUSE PRIKTIIIfl TBLKOtAPI. Shods Island Election Pbo vipbkcb, April 3 ?The election ? day rffulud in the choice of Hoppin fof Gov* ?rnor, Bartlett for Secretary of State, aad Hart for Attorney General, all coalition can didate*. For Lieutenant Governor and Trea turer, there is probably do aboiea Sixteen o jalition and nineteen democratic member* of the Legislature were elected ^exclusive of Providence, where the vote? hare not yat been cot n ted SCCOKD DISPATCH The returns are all in. Hoppin, Governor, Bartlett, Secretary of State, and IIart, Attor ney General, were elected by nearly 3,000 majority. There was no choice for Lieuten ant Governor and Treasurer. The coalition* iits have a clear majority in both branokes of the Assembly. F uneral of Commodore MeKoever Portsmouth, Va , April 2.?Commodore McKeever wu buried to day with all the military hsnors due to his rank. There were a bent 2,000 persons in the procession. Hew Orleans Markets New Orleans, April 2 ?Cotton?sales to day 11,000 bales before the publication ot the steamer's news, the effect of which is yet undeveloped; middling ?j?V|c. Molasses is scarce at 36|. There is nothing doing in beef. Pork is a trifle higher; Bacon?sides 9ic , shoulders 7c.; Freights on cotton to Liver pool 9 16s. The steamers news was received via the Southern lino, and published by Vne associated press ahead of all others. Baltimore Markets. Baltimore, April 3 ?Flour heavy and un changed; sales of Horrard street at 97 00 and City Mills at 56 75. The market closed dull. Grain receirts were heavy: sales of fair to prime white Wheat at $1 60a$1.80, and fair to prime reds SI 55a$l 68, but prices ranged very irregularly. Corn?sales of white at M s57c and yellow at 52a5Sc. by weight and measurement. Provisions are in good demand and the mar ket is firm Porkis higher; sales of mess at S16 50. Bacon?shouldersSJc , sides9t, ham* 1 lal2ic. Small sales of Lard at lOalOie. Hew York Market!. N*w York, April 3.?Flour hai declined, ? ties of 7,000 bbls ; common to good State *3 75a$7; common to low grades extra Ohio $7.12aS7 75: good to standard Southern S7.37 a*7.97; f iney to extra Southern, S8aS9. Wheat is firm; sales of 3 000 bushels; South ern white SI.92 Corn has advanced; sales of 42 000 bushels; Southern mixed 66c. Pork is improving; sales of 300 bbls. mast at 516 87. Beef is dull; sales of 200 bbla Chi. cago repacked at 13. Lard is improving; sales of 250 bbls. at 101c Whisky is firm ; sales of 200 bbls. Ohio at 29 *c. NOTIC E.?The undersigned.appointed Trus tees by a Deed of Trust executed on the 13th d^y of December, IS53. by Henry Sctawier and r lizabetb, his wife, to Henry C'Stroman, wtll expose to public sale, for casta, at the market hou-e in Georgetown, at four o'clock In the after noon. on SATURDAY, tbe 5th of April next, forty acres of land, more or less, with improve ments. lying and be ng In Fairfax county. Stete of Virginia, near tbe Little Falls Bridge, agree ablv to thetern.s contained In said deed, and will give to tbe purchaser such title aa ttey are au thorized by said Deed of Trust. WM H WEST, > - . BENJFMAClALL, J rnMt*? marSI?lOt Bv JAMES C McGUIRE, Auctlc^fr (CHOICE COLLECTION lie (.AKDV J Ever-Blooming Kosss, Fruit Yreea, ud Flowering Plaats.?On FR1UAY AFTER NOON. April 4, at 3 o'clock, st tbe Auction R.oms, I shall sell a lot of taaray ever-blooming Hose*. Camellas Japonlcas, Pear Trees. Grape vine?, Ac . from the Nursery of G. Mare, of Asto ria. Long Is'and, New York. A choice collection of Monthly Roses, including Moss and Running Roses, of the finest color Also, a great variety of Ornamental Plants, as Chinese Trees, Peonev. Spireas Month'y Carna tion. Pink in bud. Camelias in full flower. Or anges and l^emoas In fruit. Ever-greens of choice variety, Dwarf Pear Trees, In bearing state. Grape Vines, and Peach Trees. Ladies and gentlemen in want of rare and valu able plan's, should not r^giec. this opportunity to *ur>piv themselves. a11 p ants warranted genu ine. Terms cash. ap 1?d JAS. C. McGUIRE, Auct. PUBLIC SALE A PUBLIC SALE WILL take plave at the house No. 474 Maryland av enue, ceir street, in tbe city of Washington, on WEDNESDAY, ttae #thday of April, 1858, at the hour of 11 a m, when all the Household Furniture and other goods therein will be dle? posed of ;o the highest bidder for cash HENRY YEATMAN, ap 1-TnSTu Bailiff. By BARNARD ft BUCKEY; Georgetown. VALUABLE BUILDING LOT AT Sl'C. tion.? On TUESDAY, the 15th instart, at 4 o'clock. P. M , we will sell part of Lots 5 and 6, fronting 30 feet on tfaee*sttlde of Congress street, between Gayand Bridge streets, and running back 1*21 feet 6 lnehe*. On one side of this lot Is a It foot alley This Is a valuable piece of property, in a good location for bulldln?a private residence 'I itle indisputable Terms liberal and at sale. BARNARD ft BUCKRY. Auctioneers The lot is for sale till day of ssle. ap 1? id ft B rpHE STEAMER GEORGE PAGE It X now running regularly between _ ^ Washington and Alex&n/.ria at the following hours: Leave Alexandria 4jf, 8, 10, 14, 2 V 4 *. and 6 o'clock. Leave Washington 6j, V, 11,1M. 3jf, 5jtf, and o'clock. ELLIS L. PRICE. Captain. mar 24 NOTICE TO THE LADIEfr. OPENING OF SPRING MILLINERY. ON THURSDAY NEXT, APRIL 3. MRS PRIBRAM ft DATGmTER will open at No. 277 Pennsylvania avenue, the largest flrl and hands* mest assortment of SPRlNGyfl^r MILLINER Y ever before offeied, consisting in part of Silk. Lace. Crape, and Straw Hats of the latest Parisian style Also. Ribbon Flow ers, Rusches, Blonde, Caps, and Flu'es, ftc To ail of whi.h we invite the attention of the Ladles of Washington and vicinity, and most respectfully solicit them to give us a call, as we are determined not to be excelled by any other house In the city, having made ar rangements to beconstantly supplied with French and Niw York made Ha**. Mrs PI BR AM ft DAUGHTER No. *77 Pa. av. betw 10th and lltta sts mar 31?2w FOR SALE OR EXC HANGE.?^SVERAL ssven-octave rosewood PIA>'.O^SlH FORTE, elegantly finished, val1 1 >-71 J fj? fold low for cash or good >?per or will be e* changed for building material and work. These Instruments mav be f*en at my Saloon, and any person disposed' to purchase or trade will please make early application. mar 26 LEWIS CARUSI SPRING OPENING OF 1S46. The subscriber has just re. turned from the Eastern Markets with one of the largest and most varied assort ments of FRENCH BONNETS, adapted to tbe season, ever offered in this market Also, a large stork of French FLOW5fi?? EMBROIDERIES. RIBBONS, STRAW GOODS, and CORSETTS Ladies DRESS TRIMMINGS In great profu alon. * Pa tlcular attention (aid to Dress making in the latest French styles. Neatiisss and despatch may be relied on In all cases. M WILL1AN, Market Spnce, between 7tb and 8tta streets mar 11. A CARL*. MISS MARTHA BEACH IS PREPARED to give full and accurate courses of instruc tion on the PIANO FORTE to those who may desire bar s; rvloes Pupils at'euded at their tm idtnet-s or her own. the refers, by permission, to Prof Fobbtscb. Miss Mtai Mobbay, Mr. J. L. CLvaa and Cel Wm P. Yousa. Apply at the resideuoc of he. parents, No. ?10 North Math street mar ||. THE RISING STAR GAME.?THIt* IS A beautiful and instructive Same for Children It learns ttatm to commit to memory all the inci dents and celebrated battles that we're fougtatjd n rirg the American Revolution For eaie by the ngent, ALEX ADAMSON. mar *2~3m 7 th street, opposite Peat Oftee.