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W A 8HIWOTOH CIIT: WEDNESDAY Jane 19, 1940. irT Advertisements should be handed In by 12 o'clock, m , otherwise they may not appear until the next day. To Political Clubs.?Political clubs will find the arrangements of the Star office for printing their circulars, addresses, arguments, pamphlets, Ac., as complete as those of any other printing office in the United States. They may rely upon having such work done at the Star office in a satisfactory manner as to style and price, and in the shortest possible time. Be sure to give us a call before making arrangements elsewhere. SPIRIT OF THS MORHIHQ PRESS. The Union sets at rest the roorback of our truthful and talented neighbor, wherein (on the 11th inst) that journal said that Senator Brodhead had declared that Buchanan could not carry Pennsylvania. Senator B. was not even in Washington when this story concern ing him was got up. Of course there is not a shadow of truth about it. The Union also contains a letter from General James Watson Webb, replying to the editor's recent article showing that General W.'s connection with the Graves and Cilley duel concerning words spoken in debate, made him a very improper person, indeed, to be lecturing against the idea of holding a member of Congress responsi ble elsewhere for assaults upon individuals in either ball of Congress. In this letter Gen. W. denies that ho sought to fight Mr. Cilley for what the latter took occasion to say about him. The Union republishes the correspon dence and history of the affair, and thus proves that the General is the victim of an atrocious bad memory, indeed. The Intelligencer is devoted tonews tc-day WASHINGTON NEWS AMD GOSSIP " Democratic Diacontent."? Under the title expressed above the Philadelphia North American argues that there is dissatisfaction with the Cincinnati nominations in the Demo cratic party. Its examples to sustain this po sition are the Hon. Hannibal Hamlin, of Maine, and Mr Benj Welch and his Buffalo Republic. If the respected editor of the North American will take a peep with us behind the curtain for an instant he will comprehend that his examples illustrate just nothing of the slightest importance as bearing on the question of the manner in which Buchanan and Breckinridge have been received by the Democracy. Thus, Mr. Hamlin did not leave the Democratic party before that had left him. No well informed person here has re garded him as a member of the Democratic party at any time within the last three years? his votes on test questions, and the positions of his few and short speeches upon them being invariably on the Republican party side, what ever his professions may have been So uni versally has his position of hostility to the Democracy for years past been understood in Maine, that of late it has been admitted by his friends?the Republicans?that be would not, under any circumstances, receive the vote of a single Democratic member of either branch of the Legislature for re-election, the choice of his successor in the 8enate of the United States being close at hand. The truth is, Mr. Hamlin clung to his profession of iden tity with the Democracy until the fact that he did so under the circumstances became a by word and subject of ridicule here as well as in Maine He is not a whit farther from affil iation with the Democratic party than he has been at all times within the last three years We give Mr. H no credit for this tardy avowal of his charge of sentiment and position?none whatever. He is a candidate for re-election, and did not make it until to delay it longer would be to insure that be would not^ re ceive a single vote when the Maine Sena torial election comes off As for his show of disinterested magnanimity in resigning his position of Chairman of the Senate's Com mittee on Commerce, when he can no longer oarTy out the views of the party in the ma jority of the body, tho reader may put it in his pipe and smoke it. He (Mr. H ) knew well that the majority could at any moment of discontent with his political position, take that chairmanship from him by a vote. Had he resigned his seat in the Senate because be could not conscientiously carry out tho views of his constituents?the Democratic majority of the Maine Legislature who cannot remove him at will?there would be some show of pro priety in claiming credit for the disinterested ness of his course. That, however, he has never dreamed of doing. Mr. Welch has been an intense Freesoiler ever since the meeting of the Buffalo Conven tion of 1S4S, though he probably voted with the democracy at the last New York State election, on account of State questions in volved in the contest. Ever since 1848 his journal, the Buffalo Republic, has teemed with ultra abolition editorials. Had he sub scribed to the olaims of the Cincinnati plat form treating of slavery, and agreed to sup port its candidates, be would have simply stultified himself. No man of common sense expected that he and those acting with him would " go Buchanan and Breckinridge, who Lave been placed on the platform designed to repel the support of persons entertaining po litical sentiments in common with him. The Vagarie* of Politic^.?We take from tte New York E rprt.t.t of the day before yes terday, the following exposure of the true character of the George Law Bolters' Conven tion, recently dancing attendance on and play lag second fiddle to the Abolition Republican Convention now in session in Philadelphia. Its tricks can deceive no one, nnder the cir cumstance. detailed by the ErprtsM. CoavanTios ?There Is more to make one laugh thau cry over the the* Delegates T.T l? c,t> *"era. of the Delegate* are here en route for Philadel t 2' 5nP ?P th"e to """row. Mr. Ford, of Ohio, representD no Council .ud no constituency from Ohio, nor do his Th. N.? York .p'SSSST. a lump at Albany, and are disowned by the National and State Councils. Tbere is American organization in Maine, Oregon and Kansas, and yet men from all these quarterr, self-elected, self constituted, speak and vote as if they had a constituency Out of New England there is nothing true in the Conven tion, and from New England, the men with exceptions, have more a trinity with the oppo> ntion to Americanism, than respect or attach ment for American principles. The leaders of this spunous coinage are, George Law, die. appointed and disaffected because be failed get a nomination at Philadelphia, though promising through his friends to acquiesce in the nomination there, and Thurlow Weed the engineer of the worst eort of Black Republi canism It would be amusing to take up one by one the attendants and wbippers in of this piece of spurious maehlnery. Let us give an tztiDDlt or two: " There if on* Luther N. Long, who repre sent* lows, is or wmi reeently a resident of this city, and edited a mag%?ine in connection with Chauwey C. Burr,called 'The National.' and purporting to be published by ' Long A Burr ' " Then there ia Wm. J. A Fuller, purport ing to be a delegate at large from Michigan, voting for Chase, of Ohio, is also a resident of this city, and was formerly connected, we be lieve, with the Evening Mirror, but now of Leslie's Illustrated paper. It is doubtful whether be ever saw Michigan. ?'Then there is C. Brown, accredited rep resentative of Oregon, a resident of Westches ter county " Elibu Smith, who is a delegate from Rens selaer county, lives and does business in Al bany county. The Troy Whig says that a man could not be found in Rensselaer to ac cept the representative character, so they were compelled to select a man from another place 4i Here is a specimen of what we call a very fanny convention. There are good and wise men in it, but as a whole, it is very speckled, very striped, very crooked, and infinitely full of humor to any one who can see and enjoy a joke." Senators Butler and Sumner ?The public will find on reading the recent speech of Sen ator Butler, that he completely disproved the allegation sworn to by Senator Sumner before the Investigating Committee, that the tone towards Mr. B., of his (Mr. S.'s) last speech was the result of the tone of that gentleman's last previous speech upon the Kansas ques tion ; which, as we remarked a day or two since, is characterized by the editor of the Boston Courier as dignified, moderate, re spectful, eloquent and powerful. A concerted effort to change the issue between Messrs. Butler and Sumner has been made since Judge B. delivered bis speech, by alleging that Mr Sumner's justification is to be found in speeches delivered some years ago, and not in tho oco on which Mr. S. evidently places his own re liance according to the affidavit in which he indulges in so much funny and indiscriminate swearing with reference to Senators Slidell, Douglas and others. This last " dodge1'?for it is simply a dodge, and a very disreputable one at that?is merely equivalent to a decla ration that for four years, while professing to be on very friendly terms with Mr. Butler, Mr. Sumner's heart has been filled with tho most venomous spirit towards that gentleman, upon whom he has smiled daily while seeking for an opportunity to injuro his reputation as a man, with teeth, claws, and toe nails, when he should not be present to defend himself in person. Really, the speech of Sen ator Sumner was sufficiently disreputable, without adding to the circumstances under which it was delivered, the imputation of the Cassius-liko demeanor on the part of Mr. S. now being attributed to him by his friends in and out of the Senate chamber. Hoping against Hope.?Some of tho Re publican members of Congress still continue anxiously to look for Mr. Fillmore's declension of the regular Know Nothing party presiden tial n:mination on his return to the United State?. All well-informed persons compre hend the fact that bis refusal to decline will insure New York to the Democrat*, and, pos libly, Massachusetts, lience the anxiety to which we rofer above. Mr. Fillmore and his immediate friends have been hunted like wild beasts for years past by those who pull the Republican party strings, and he is not the man to forget that fact; more espocially when to ignore it will be to place the government under the control of a party whose ends and aims be regards as treasonable and fraught with extreme danger to the future of the coun try. If Judge McLean be nominated at Phil adelphia to day or to-morrow, the attitude of | Mr. Fillmore will have brought that event about?nothing else ; the hope of the Repub lican party leaders being that be (Mr. F.) may finally be induced to withdraw in the Judge's favor. Vain hope that! It will be found utterly impossible to induce him to do aught likely gTeatly to strengthen the power of Mr. Wm. H. Seward and his immediate friends in tho opposition to the Democratic party. That is the question at which tho con servative friends of Mr. Fillmore are looking, and their position with reference to it is njt to bo shaken, or we are greatly mistaken. Professor Dimitry.?Perceiving that some af our Know Nothing cotemporaries aro essay ing to create prejudices against Professor Dimi try of Louisiana, recently appointed translator to the Slate Department, (vice L F. Tasistro, Esq , resigned) on account of the faith in which he wa3 reared, the Catholic church, we have to say that Mr. D. is one of the most learned and accomplished gentlemen in Amer ica. Georgetown College, his Alma Mater, luring its long career of usefulness, among ill the bright scholars it has been its good fortune to turn out, has graduated no other gentleman so deservedly distinguished for va ried and solid learning and elegant literary .aste and attainments. The country might bave been searched over in vain to find an other gentleman whose acceptance of the po sition to whieh Mr. D. has been appointed would have been more fortunate for the pub lic interest. The objection to the appointment of such a gentleman in the public service on account of his religion, is in fair keeping with the ignorance and fanatical prejudice of the spirit of bastard Americanism that disgraces America in its insane efforts to " rule" it. The State of the Market ? We find McLean stock quite buoyant in the House hall this morning, among the few Republicans now in Washington, large numbers of that party having left for Philadelphia. This fact is the result of intelligence from Philadelphia, where MoL. is found to be much stronger among the delegates to the Abolition Republican Conven tion than was anticipated. Smithsonian Institute.?A special meet ing of the Regents of the Smithsonian Insti tute was held this morning, at the Institute. A surplus of $125,000 was reported to be on hand, which was ordered to be invested in State stocks Ths Current Operations of tho Treasury Department.?On yesterday, the 17th of June, there were ef Treasury warrants entered on the books of the Dopartment ? For redemption of Texas debt.... S108 226 IV Kor the redemption of stooks.... 7,114 73 For the Treasury Department**. 8,14? IV Por the Interior Department 18,124 05 W ar warrants reoeived and en ured M,?b6 13 War repay warrants received and entered 24j42y 01 Interior repay warrants received and entered gti qi From miscellaneous sources...... 17,250 00 On account of the Navy lo3 70 COWGEESSIOHAL PKOCSSX>IM0|. The Senate was not in session to-day. Tho House adjourned after the reading of the journal?no quorum being present. THE ALEXANDRIA COTTHTT MURDER. Examination of Aoewod?Hia Commitment. I REPORTED roa THB STAR, j The examination of Samuel Howard oharged with the murder of hia brother, William How ard, in the county of Alexandria, on last Sat urday evening, took place yesterday morning before Justice Hunter. The clothes and knife, red with blood, found on the accused were brought into court, and the accused himself, who either is, or feigns to be half-witted, was placed at the bar. C. E Stuart, Esq , attended the examina tion on behalf of the Commonwealth The inagistrate'soffice was thronged through out its entire extent, and much interest was manifested in the examination Dr. M. M. Lewis sworn ?Made a post mor tem examination of the body on Sunday morn ing ; found two wounds on the left side, the largest of which, about two inches Ions, en tered just below the nipple, separated the rib?, and pierced tthe left verticle of the heart: three other wounds were also discovered on the right side, approaching the back; these cut? were very severe, but hardly fatal; the Z?a I Tw*! 'uch." have been made by that knife, (the one on the table,) and the larger one caused death almost in stantly. Dr. W. H. Fraiier sworn.?Assisted Dr. Ij*wi8 in the examination, and corroborates his statement. Noah Drummond sworn ?On the evening of last Saturday, Sam Howard was at my house; ? u?*? Jn hl" hand thftt knife, (the one on the table,) flourishing it about; I took hold of it, examined it, and several times made him put it u p ; he said he bought it to keep off Fra iler s folks; he had on a shirt and hat similar to those on the table; they were not then blocdy ; the knife he placed in one pocket and a porter bottle of whisky in the other, but I saw no bundle about him ; when ho left he went in the direction the body was found. William McLean sworn?Driving houe from Washington, it was about 8 o'clock, on Saturday ovening, I had just entered my gate, when that man (the prisoner) came towards me muttering something I could not under stand ; I noticed that he was very bloody, his face especially, being as gory as though he had dipped his hand in blood and smeared it" 1 motioned him to go away, and left him. James Jones, sworn.?The accused and I work for Mr. A. It. Fraiier, and bavo rooms together; on Saturday evening he started for Georgetown, and it was night when return ing, he went up to bed; in the morning I no ticed a bundle and bis hat at the foot of the bed very bloody, but supposing that he had been in a fight I thought little about it, men tioning, however, the matter to Mr. Frazier as I came down to breakfast; as soon as I heard that William Howard was murdered I went back to the room ; the prisoner was yet in bed, covered up and seemingly desirous of avoiding the light; I tried to get him up, but he would not; asked me to get him a drink of water, and as ho drank I noticed that knife (the one on the table) beneath him; I then left him until the inquest, when, upon the Coroner requesting me fco take charge of him, I went to hia room, with Mr. Reding, and made him get up; the position of the knife had been changed ; it was now under a corner of the bed and covered by a bloody shirt, bis pantaloons were also bloody ; I gave these bloody things in charge of Mr. Reding to carry to the Coroner, and then the accused said to me 41 Is he dead," I told him yes; then ho asked me if it was his brother ; then he said, ?'Will tbey hang me;" and then will they take me to Alexandria, following it with the -remark, "It is Sunday, they won't take me of a bunday." Whilst on the way to Alex andria the accused said the cause of it was that his brother had knocked him down kicked him, took away his tobacco and matches, and was searching his pockets ; but he did not say he killed bis brother: he showed witness a scar on his faco, it was fresher than it is now. Thomas Reding sworn ?Corroborated the testimony of Jones as to the bloody articles, the blood on the shirt was not quite dry in the places where it had boen rolled up away from the air, and it came off on bis hands. During the examination, the accused, of his own accord, in a broken, disconnected, sine song way, said his brother was always after him, and whenever he came from the city he thought he had money, and would take what ever he bad away; that this time bis brother met him, took away bis tobacco and matches, hit him here, |pointing to a scar on the face.] knocked him down, kicked him, and was put ting his hands in his pockets when he took a little knife and struck him; then h? lifted bim up on bis knee, and thus got the blood on the shirt, Ac. At the close of the trial the magistrate asked him some questions, but he appeared to bo ,o deaf that the loudest hallooing produced do iai pression on him. Mr. Frazier volunteered to E ? understand by signs, and shown g him the knife, making at the same time mo tuns as it to stab, the accused turned his head away, and drawled in a sing-son* tone. I don t want it; I 11 never have any kind oi knife again as long as I live, indeed I won't." Anthony R. Frazier sworn ?The accused lives with me; 1 have often heard him com plain ot his brother, that he would not let him sec his mother, but would beat him off and that whenever ho had a chance he would take bis little provisions, tobacco, Ac , from him ? near my gate on Sunday morning I picked ud' lying scattered about on the ground, six or seven plugs of tobacco and a box of matches. Wm McLean recalled?The scene of the murder showed, about in places, signs of a violent tussle 6 Upon the conclusion of the examination, (throughout which the accused wore a half stupid half puzzled look,) the justice commit ted him to jail to await a further hearing 1 at the examining court, which sits the first Monday in July,, whence the prisoner will be Court?n x at th? November Circuit GEORGETOWN CORRESPONDENCE Georgetown, June 18, 1850. Our oity continues unusually healthy, so much so that one of our Iaading physicians remarked to us yesterday morning, that he could easily attend to every patient of all the faculty himself. Everything in the way of politics, too, as yet remains very quiet, and will doubtless so continue until after the Demo oratic ratification meeting which is soon to come off, probably next week. Business is steady, but not active. This state of things among our business men is usual at this sea son of the year, and will continue until after harvest, when a general revival will occur. It serves a good purpose, however; it gives our merchants and numerous millers an opportu nity to overhaul, repair, and renovate their mills and storehouses, so as to be in readiness for the tall trade. In the meantime we wcmld advise all who may desiro to keep themselves and clerks busy to advertise in the Star. We have never known our heights to pre sent a moro lovely appearance than they do at this time. Every portion of them, from Ever May, tho residence of Cbarlas Dodge, Esq , on the east to the Cedars, and the Col lege grounds on the west, presents a scene of rural grandeur not surpassed by any portion of any city in the Union The maguificent flower gardens, and the thick deep green of the fine ornamental shade trees, wkich adorns almost every portion of thom, together with the many stately palaces, fine water, and the salubrious and healthy atmosphere which con stantly surrounds tbem, renders thens a very desirable place of resort for the denizens of the business portions of our city during the beat and dust of the summer afternoons and even On Monday afternoon, as the driver of one of the drays belonging to the Washington brewery was passing down Congress street, the horse attached to the dray became frightened and ran off. When opposite the residence of Mrs. William King, the driver waa thrown off, and one of the wheels of the vehicle pas*ed over his bead, injuring him quite seriously. He was taken into Mrs. King's premises, where Dr. Joshua Riley attended bim and dressed bis wounds, after which he was taken to the infirmary in Washington. His name is Savage We are fond of music, very. But would de cidedly prefer a regular bull-frog concert, or a caterwaul in full blast, to the strains which flowed from the band employed in serenading the nuptials of an old widower and hia young bride, not a hundred miles from our domicile, Monday eight. We can't say how ninny instru ments in tSi wiy of tin pan., cow bells, *e., were in om, bat we heard but one tone, and that wu the one the old oow died with. A long and doleful bellow aoanded from a tin born, and cut short by the .brill crack of a PWtk ? U,?h >pert' 7* think' l? b*d taste. ^ the last night caused the attendance at the ladies fair to be SlSfnSSS, 7 k, U>Ual If the "??ther shall prove favorable an unusual large com pany of our cituens, and visitors from Wash ington, is anticipated this evening doubtless moat of the residents of the north east portion of our town would like to see the appointment of the extra police officer, already ET111. .Coa53il?- Swarms of boys, both white and colored, seem to regard the dwellers in that particular locality as " the balance of mankind," and deserving of no k t ?D ? at they and their premises i ? Pj?* - KWItu 8tonea> *nd "noyed day and night with oaths, yells, and insolence. i lour is Irm, with a tolerably brisk demand * purposes and home consumption, at $6 for good standard brands Wheat-but little ooming in; selling at $1 30aS1.40 for good qualities of red and white. Corn, 42a 45c Spictatob. PERSONAL. .... J. u. Hardy, Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, died on Thursday last .... Rev. Mr. Porter, minister at the second African church, Richmond, Va., baptised 70 converts on Sunday. v ? ??.Chief Justice Taney, it is stated, has ongaged apartments for the season at the Fau quier Springs, at Warrenton, Va. ....Miss Davenport returns to the United VI At the ,Mt ^counts she had quitted Paris for a long tour in the north Dt Italy, Switzerland, and Germany, for rec reation and instruction. Watson G Haynes, who figured some years ago as a lecturer in favor of abolishing [logging m the navy, died recently in Nicara fhi.i AiWa8 afcaptain in Walker s army, a Jhrewd fellow, of some observation, consider ,VwLe, knowJedge of the world, and one who liked to make a living easily. * P?ris letter says : " There is an un liable degree of coldness in the diplomatic relations of Austria and Russia. The Barcn lo Brunow, the Russian embassador residing . j . c?uIt? " ?nly diplomatist who has ibstmned from paying his respects to the Au? ?lrbne#m *a &t tbe recePUon of M d? Q^Acoording to a financial exhibit of the vrfoik Howard Association, published in the Norfolk papers, its total re ceipts during the prevalence of the vellow ever, amount to ?179,288 30. Balance cn ftir 5 ^ and ,nTe8t?d for the support of >f the Howard Asylum S06 688 37. r^SS?POSTPONED?THE PIC NIC OF fj^tbe Seventh street PresbyterianSabhatb School is postponed on Account of tbs nimi mill TO MORROW (Thursday ) bSIhS!S Uje i8-<it*Canal Brid8?at8 a. m., precisely. LADIES CONDUCTING THE Forrest IlalJ, OporcHown for he Benefit of Trinity Church, have determined .o continue the Fair until Friday evening next Two sets of Silver will be raffled durlaAhf w^k \ few chances are to be sold je 18-3t* * K MEMBERSOF 1 HE GEORGE town Democratic Association, and all ^m?nLLn r ? thf succe*? of Democratic lominees, are earneatly requested to meet at Fn ? 19 (TOE^DA Y) EVENINGfthe Lthinst ,at Seveno clock precisely, in order to at tend In a body the ratification meeting at the City ROBERT OULD, X Je 18 lt President. DE^TPH TliONS ?F ?E CITY L -J"^*ICH - In consequence of the lumber of misdirected letters, and letters bearli <r rio directions whatever, received at our office, w? ike this method of informing our patrons that .hey would greatly oblige the Proprietor of the Despatch, and the parties to whom directed bv *>i;.g more explicit fn their directions, and there ay Insuring prompt and efficient deliveries We ilso wish It distinctly understood that we de liver no letters beyond the bounday line unless a ipeclal m -wager Is employed. Persons sending etters through this medium would do w*-u to bear he above in mind Je .Bank**R9?BANK Notices delivered with dispatch and SBSSMtfr1 >he c?y by th'C,TY i^i!!? J.Yi?' street, nearSeventh. Fiva de iTeries aally. je ifMt M NATIONAL GUARD.?YOU ARE RF SSKu? SaZftSl"""maryTH13 EVE Ev?ry tnember l? required to be present as mslness of Importance will be brought before the Lompany. By order of the Captain^ J! JAMES JOHNSON, See. R^5^NOTICE? PERSONS ADVERTIS ,? KJn !he P3**" W|U flnd u t0 thHr ad KtVi)KSp5f-rrBCOTnUKlcations 'brougb the lyl I Y DESPAICH, ihereby avoiding ifce an loyance and inconvenience of a personal interview ^ ^ leav,D? thelr "duress at .he office they will revive all communications gratis Principal office No 3?l D street rear Seventh. je 18 4t i i r aVdriK10^' WASHINGTON H1GH 00r ? ?? ou ar? her-l)y notlflfd to at atyour Armory on THURSDAY 1-r., next, the l?th lnbt , at 6 o'clock precise'y, for the purpose of filling the vacancv Syr/l-r4 bv ineV;^?a,io? ?f S, md th# transaction of other business of Import ?nce to the interest of the Company. A full ai d punctual attendance is leque^tedL By order of the Company: Je 18-2t? G. W. FLOOD, Secretary. I-^^BUCHANAN AND BRECKINRIDGE \! Penn8ylvanlans friendly to the elec ion of Buchanan and Breckinridge are requested 0ndmr,^e,C1Vb Room w,utbeast corner of ?th OAV PV?N vD,^?Ce ?"9th #t-> on WEDNES l;,n *;VfcN1N<?? June 18th, at o'clock A fun and punctual attendance is desired je nlaf 01 THE COMMITTEE. RALLY, DEMOCRATS, RALLY! . . 41 raeeting of th? Jackson Devnocratlc Association will be held on FRIDAY NIGHT, m c,lock',to make arrangements for celebra ting the Fourth of J uly, in the neighboring coua Hel7-4t DAN1eL KATCLIFFE, Prea car d.?the undersigned would state to the public that the John Murphy arrested for concealing a calf belonging to himls not John Murphy, Butcher, in the Centre "#&,? J*8 E. JOHNSON. ???^^CALLED MEETING OF THE ?Cy*FRANKLIN FIRE CO -The mem bers of the Company are requested to attend a meeting on WEDNESDAY NIGHT, the 19th Instant, at 8 o'clock By order of W. H. FANNING, Je 17-2t Vice President. ?-rj^INSTHUTION FOR THE DEAF and DUMB AND BLIND, O street, between '20th and 21st streets, south side.?Frldav afternoon of each week has been set apart for the reception of visitors at the Institution. The friends of this institution are respectfully inviud to be present and witness the exercises on that day. Thla Institution is entirely charitable in Its nature, having been established expressly for the bfnefit of efflicted children, for whom no pro vision has ever been made. Donations of monev household furniture, or of almost any descrip tion, will be thankfully received at the Instltu tlon__ je 17-lw t^r?.TO ,THIL public -"Fairplay ? jewel of inentimable value, \et there are many people who appear to think that the true way of doing business is to misrepiesent and slander those who are honestly engaged In honorable pursuits. This kind of thing may do well .nough for a time; but lt will scarcely be found to pay In the long run. 7 A Mr. R hoads takes it upon hlnuelf, in the Star of Saturday, to caution the public against pur chasing Spratt's Lightning Rods, aadMys "uaetr points prove to be nothing but pewter, and are entirely worthless " This statefnent is untrue, and Mr. Rhoads must have known that be was gnilty of a gross and ungentlemaaly mlsrepre?eQ. tatlon of the truth when he made it The points in question are pure copper, plated with silver just as they are represented to be: and It is a inatter of surprise to me why Mr Rhoads should utter an untruth concerning tliem, which can h? *i??Klly-Jefu,ed 1 am Please<1 to state that I have heard no complaint whatever f.om anv one ini K, (cltXi to whom 1 ha?? furnished Spratt's Llghtn ng Rods, they have each and all expressed themselves perfectly satisfied in ever/ STm? In regard to the reds sold by Mr Rhoad^TSTv nothing to say-that I. a quLtTon to h?StiJd hi ^h^ .?^Uy thtm, Uut 1 f,nnct hSp remark plenty of buyers wlU.oot lSSvi.J''?,? HATTENTION, WASHINGTON ? LANDERS ?Yon are ordered to meet at your armory on THURSDAY EVENINS, the 19th Instant, at ? o'clock All thoee holding accoutre menu will plea* re turn th em on that evening. Punctual attendance is requested. By order of CAPT. BAIN. Je 17-3t? , THE WA8HINOTON YAGERS T _ give notice that their Annual Excursion to the White House Pavilion will take place on MONDAY, the 7th July. Farther particulars in future advertisement. Je 16-31 m - ^NOTICE -OMNIBUSES WILL BE Ka engaged and in readiness to convey vis itor* from Washington to the Lad lea' Pair, at Forrest Hall, and back again every evening at the cloae of the fair. je Il-tf THE LADIES OF TRINITY Church, Georgetown. will hold a FAIR at Forrest Hall, to aid In liquidating the debt vet due on thla Church; to bevln on MONDAY, the 9th inatant, and continue during the week. They most respectfully invito the public to pay them a visit, and examine the many beautiful and rare article* they have to dlspoae of, and en Joy the delicious Strawberries, Ac , prepared for the occasion. Je7-tf (NOTICE ?THE SUBSCRIBER begs leave to call the attention of the public to his stock of GLASS and QUEEN8WARE before purchasing elsewhere, as by so doing ihey will save from 1ft to 25 per cent. Toilet and Dinner Sets lower thtn the lowost at 309 Pa. avenue, between 9tb and 10th streets. Je 9-6m JOHN McDEVlTT. Rachel and the new world A Trip to the United States and Cuba. Price SI. [je 18-tr] FRANCK TAYLOR. SEND YOUR LETTERS BY THE CITY DESPATCH, and save Time, Trouble, and Shoe Leather. je 19-4t MAGNOLIA HAMS THE FIRST LOT THIS SEASON of these celebrated Hams justln store and for sale by Z. M P. KING, je 18-tf 265 Yt av, corner lith and i sta. SPECIAL NOTICE.?THE ATTENTION of the public is respectfully called to the sale of twelve beautiful building lota, situated at the corner of North E and 3d streets These desira ble lots front respectively 24 feet 1 inch on 3d st , and V5 feet 6 Inches on E street, esch running back to an all* y. Persons desiring a line building lot in that de sirable part of the city are requested to attend the sale. je 18-d JAS. C McQUIRE, Auct'r. DO YOU WISH YOUR LETTERS DE LIVERED PROMPTLY, SPEEDILY, AND WITH CARE? If so, send them by the CITY DESPATCH. Remember, Five Collec tions and Four Deliveries dally. je 18-4t TO POLITICAL CLUBS?Political Clubs would find it to their advantage to aend their Circulars, Addresses, Arguments, Ac , hv (UP f "City Despatch." The "City Despatch" will also make arrange ments with parties to Fold, Envelope and Direct Circulars, Pamphlets, Addresres, Ac. Besnre to call on us before making arrangements else* where. Principal Offlce 394 D street, nejtr Seventh. Je 18 4t P?R SALE?A PERFECTLY NEW AND substantially built STORE WA GOM. Can be seen at the Coach Kac-j tory of Mr. Jolin M. Young. En^ilreoi ELVAN8 A THOMPSON, 336 Pa. avenue, bet. 9th and 10th sts. jel8-lw (Organ) IN COOKING COAL. LORBERRY, BLACK HEATH, LOCUST Mountain, and other superior COALS, ex pressly for cooking. As particular attention is paid to the selection of coals for this purpose, tho?e who mav favor us with their orders can rely on getting a superior article. Satisfaction given or no sale. 2.240 lbs. to the ton Hickory, Oak, and Pine WOOD of the best quality always on hand. T J. A W M. GALT, N W corner Pith and C streets. No. 547. IfT* Coal kept under cover, delivered free from slate and dirt. je 18-tr tCrpiME IS M O N E Y"?THEREFORE J save as much as possible by depositing your Messages in the CITY DESPATCH?the Public Messenger. Je 18-31 DAILY EXPECTED, | A l TONS RED ASH COAL, SMALL lv'i site, for cooking Stoves and Ranges Also, 44 tons Red Ash Egg Coal, which will te sold very low from the vessel upon Its arrival Now on hand, 600 tons White Ash COAL, all sizes. Hickory, Oak and Pice WOOD. F. L. MOORE, Je 18-eo We>tside Vth st., bet. Dand F. Rachel and the new world A Trip to the United States and Cuba, trans lated from the French by Leon Bcaurallet, SI. The Adventures of Gerard, the Lion Killer, translated from the French by Charles E. White head. SI 25 Gabriel Vane, his Fortunes and his Friends; by Jeremy Loud, author of Dovecote, SI 25 Elements of Moral Phllocophy: analytical, synthetical, and practical; by Hubbard wins low, Si 25. The Daisy Chain, or Aspirations; by the author cf The Heir of Redclyffe, Hearts Ease, Ac ; 2 vols., cloth SI 50; paper 81. Just published and for sale tt TAYLOR A MAURY'S je 18-tr Bookstore, near tfth street. tt A FRIEND IN NEED IS A FRIEND A INDEED," and so Is the CITY DES SPATCH. Boxes stationed at all the principil places in the city. 4lA word to the wise Is suffi cient " Je 18-4t TNo. 56* J OTICEOF REMOVAL OF THE LAND OFFICE FROM LEBANON TO CEN TRE, IN THE STATE OF ALABAMA-In accordance with the provisions of the a*t of Con i ress entitled "An act authorizing changes in the location of land offices," approved March 3,1813, it 1? hereby declared and made known that the land offlce for the sale of public lands at LnatN on, in the State of ALaatMi, will be removed to the town of Ckmtkx. in the said State, from and after the thirty-first day of July next. Given under my hand, at the city of Washing ton, this 17th day cf June, A. D. Ie5t>. By order of the President: THO*. A. HENDRICKS, Commissioner of the General Land Office. Je 18-lawfiw Attention mi-merchants, Busi ness Men, and others would do well to send their Letters, Business Csrds, Bills, tnd Circu lar*, through the CITY DESPATCH. Guarane teed to be delivered carefully and promptly. Of. flee 391 D street, near 7th. "Come one, com all." Je 18-4t ?500 REWARD. Matos's Orvics. Washington. June 16.1856. A REWARD OF FIVE HUNDRED DOL htrs, in addition to one of an equal amount of fered by the Marshal of the United States, will be paid by the Corporation of Washington to the person or persons who shall apprehend and bring Defore any justice of the peace in and for the county or Washington, JOHN ESSEX, who, while in custody, charged with the murder of Owen Quigley, in this city, on the 3d Instant,es caped from the offlce of the magistrate during the preliminary examination. Description. The above-named John Essex is about 22 years old, about six feet high, light hair, smooth face, soft voice, fine looking, a fresh scar on the left Sand; bad on when he leftllgbt colored summer lothes, and a light colored slouch cap, and Is a stonecutter by trade. Je 18 W. B MAGRUDER, Mayor. mots FOR THE CHILDREN ?The lar A gest stock in the city, at Je 17-3t LA MM ON D^S, 7th st. TRANSPARENT BAR SOAP.-The best A and cheapest Toilet Soap in ase, at je 17-3t LAMMOND'8, 7th at. AT THE NEW BOOK STORE, <86 Sev enth street, fine Letter. Foolscap, Gilt edge Letter, No?eand other Writing Paper. Genuine Balm of a 1,000 Flowers, and other good things. ferguson, Je 17-3t 486 7th street, next to Lammond's. DOORS! BOORS!'. BOORS'.!! And Period ic icals at the New Store, 486 Seventh st. Har per, Putnamt Leslie, Godey, and Peterson's Ma gazines FERGUSON, Je 17-3t 486 7th St., next to Lammond's^ PINE WATCH REPAIRING OF EVERY description executed In a superior manner by the best workmen in the country. Also, ture Sil verware, manufactured to order. H. O. HOOD, Je 17 338 Pa. avenue, uear 9th sueet S JUN-UMBRELLAS?FINE FRENCH Sun 3 UMBRELLAS, as low as 83, at T GALLIGAN A CO ?S, Dealers In Fancy Goods, Perfumery, Ac Je 17 3t 370 Pa av , under Browns' Hotel. New jewelry, watches and sil ver Ware.?We open to-day a large assort ment of fine Jewelry of the latest styles, ladies' and gentlemen's very superior Gold Watchts, and every description ef pure Sllter Ware, to which the attention of purchasers Is Invited. M. W. GALT A BKO , je 17 3t 324 Pa av., bet. 9th aod 10th sis WIRE DISH COVERS, round aad oblong, all sites, for sale low by Je9-u W. FRANOIS,4W7thitreet. AMUSEMENTS. MONDAY BTMIRO, Jl'NB II, 1M?, FIRST APPEARANCE IN SIX MONTHS Ktwkel's Original OPERA TROUPE! comprising HARRY LBHR, J. K. SEARCH. GEO KUNKEL, T. L. FLOYD, H. K JOHNSON, LEVI BROWN, E T. HERMAN, Mr BENTON. Mr WALTERS, who w 11 have the honor of appearing before the'r friends in Washington on tie above Kvrnlng. offering an excellent Programme of B0I08. DANCEf 4c . with their Bl RLEt Ql'E PIRt Et. Doors open at 7#: te comv enee at t- *. Admiasloa. TW EN TV-FIVE CAN I 9 Gen tlemen on accompanied b y Ladies, to tb? Drwi Circle, 37% cents. je 18 tr J. T. PORD, Agent 1B0H HALL; Fi it, bst'n 9th * 10th ati Doors open at 7^? to commence at bjf o'clk.p nt CHINA AND JAPAN illustrated. A MAGNIFICENT SERIES OF Panoramic Pictures containing more than Fifty Thousand Square Feet of Canvas' Palated by 6EOR6E R WEST. SEVEN TEARS IN THE CELESTIAL EMPIRE! SOME OF THE CHINESE SCENES Women worshipping the Goddeea CJuan Ylag An American brig captured by Chinese hliat** A Wedding Procession A Great Dragon. God of the Water 1 he City of Shanghai The Great Temple of their God Budth A Procession of their Go*a A Dragon Boat Feaat cn the River Mln A Chinese Picture of Heaven and Hell. SOME OF THE SCENES IN COM PERRY'S EXPEDITION. Hia visit to the Regent or Klag of the Loo Choo lilaadi Flrat appearance In the Bay of Yeddo, aurrounded by Japanese boata filed with armed Jape nese t>aa<1 ijgtn themld*tof seven thousand Japanese soUH ses Delivering the 1-etWtrf President Fillmore The Froperor presenting his son to one of their Hods The second landing to make the Treaty A view of the town of Hakotadl A view of the Bay rf Slmoda The 6rest Temple Ha-tahu-msn-ya-tsha-ro, with a great many other scenes of great luterest. A LECTURE ON CHINA~ANlTjAPAN to be delivered every evening of the exhibition by William H. Cotlb. Esq Admlaalon TWENTY-FIVE CENTS 1 i-kets for sale at the Hotels, Book sad Drug stores IlT" For admlaalon of Schools at reduced price, apply at Iron Hall, Pa. avenue. je 17 8*00 REWARD. I WILL PAY THE ABOVE REWARD FOR the apprehension of J?kn H, km*, Hrsry Crogan, Darid Y Mo or*, and John E. bmtly, or One Hundred Dollars each?tald parties hav ing escaped from the Jail of this County on Sun day night laat, about 10 o'clock. I appeal to every oflleer of the law la tt* Dis trict to exert liia utmost vlgllai.ee In aiding o.e to aecure the arrest < f these parties J D HOOVER, U. 8 Marshal for District of Columbia *j(m) Reward Additieaal. The Guards at tlie Jail will par the above Re ward, In addition to that ofi-red by the Marsi al. for the apprehension of all the parties, or fttt each jel7-3t THE GUARDS AT THE JAIL. CHILDREN'S BATHING TIKI,flvesixes Foot Tubs, Slop Jars, Water Palls, Toilet Sets. Ac., at 490 Seventh street. js7-tr G. FRANCIS. TWO BPALTIKl L MODEL MELOUR ONS Just opened and f?r >ale low at 300 Pa avenue, between tfth and loth streets. Je l?-tr JOHN F. ELLIS ALA*tGE COLLECTION OF NEW AND old Standard Music lust received at the great Piano sad Music Establlthmeni of JalS-tr JOHN F^ELLIS^ STATIONERY, PERFUMERY, TOILKT Articles, Cabas, Canes. Umbrellas, Ac , Ac , selling off at a sacrifice at 3ut> Penna avenue, be tween Oth and 10'h atreets. je Ifi-tr JOHN F ELLIS. SELF-SEALING CANS. FOR PRESERVING FRUITS, VEGETA BLES, Ac. The only Can ever made requlr ing no wax, solder, or cement For ssle bv C. S FOWLEK A CO . Je l?-3t Odd Fellows' Hall, 7th at. VALUABLE NEGRO WOMAN FOR SALE ?For sa e, for a term of six vea's. from the 3d Instant, a most valuable NEGRO WOMAN, aged about twenty four years; perfectly healthy and sound.^ She is one of the best bread makers In the District of Co umbla. Price R31H) Apply to R H.GALLAHER, Je 16 3t? Todd's Marble Building. LAID AMD TAX AGENCY LANDS LOCATED, BOUGHT f SOLD. DALLAS * STEELE, East Saginaw, Mick., (Mart's Black,) Prompt attention paid to sll communications. A.J.DALLAs. a. B ITIILl URMKB. Hod B J W?!ktr, Wash'a, DO. Ssm CBrrwster.Syrsrus* HV Albert J CbUtfc*. til. Ho* l?u M D.lUs, Pl.i.sSsl's Jobs Wtlson, forUjrOoir 0?n. NarntD LltUs, A ttafuaw, v. Lsod Offle*, Chicago, III. Mi tidlafltr, I Saflstv.V. /do K DstsIIs, h*w York. Hoa U? Is Cms. DMrvIt, Mtcfe je 16-lm NOTICE. ALL PERSONS ARE HEREBY WARNED against purchasing lx>t No. 7, la square No. 163, in the city of ashlngton.a d*ed or eoavey aui e of which lot w?s obtained Obtober 4.1853, fraudulently aid by false pretence*. I y one Wil liam B. Smith of John C. Roemelloy and Fannv Smith, recorded on said city tecoros, folio No. 65, page 484, as a bill will immediately be filed In tne Court of Chancery of the tald city to set aside tald Illegal uanacilon. FANNY SMITH Attest?L. B. Taps. je ld-3t? TO RUtlNESS MEN. STOCR OF DRY GOODS FOR SALE ?The .subscriber, wishing to dispose of his entire Stock of DRY GOODS by the 1st of J nly, will sell the same a great bargsln for cash The Stand, wfcicb 1st considered one of the best la Washington, (-an be had on lease, with Im provements to suit the times JAMES L WHITE, 5*4 Market Spa t Thankful for the tuany favors conferred on bl"> for the idst three years, he bets to remind all In - debted to him to make Immediate payment, as alt accounts must be closed by the 1st of August Jeld-6t ' JO. W REMOVAL. DR MUN80N HAS TAREN AND FITTED up the bouse formerly occupied by Major Robert Keyworth, No J Pennsylvania avenue, and Is now* ready to fulfil his old engagement* and make new ones Dr M Is still making those beau ?M _ tntlful continuous Gum Teeth, cslled Allen a Patent, fer the excel>ency of which over all other styles af teeth, many now wearing them In this cltr, will cheerfullv vouch There Is one Dentist in this city who has been infringing the patent, and ?uade a bad Imitation of It, against whom 1 here by caution the pabllc N. B Whenever a Dentist speaks agalust Allen's Patent Continuous Gum Teeth, when firoptrly ronnmrifd, It Is because b* Is ignorant of the process, Incounettnt to make the work, or is unwilling to pay for the patent. Dr M. Is now extracting teeth without pain by a aew and perfectly *afr process. References as la former advertisement. Je W-tf SJOO WORTH OF FANCY ARTICLES HH>R RAFFLE. F seven prizes, ss follows 1 Lady's Dressing Caae. style Lou la XIV at. SI*' t Gentlemen's Dressing Cases, allver mount ed, at 7^7 1 Lady's Papier Mache Work Box on Stand.. 65 1 Papier Mache M ns'.c Stand ** 1 Gentleman's Drewslng <A?e,silv?d mounted -to 1 Backgammon snd Cliess Board,oa stand .. *>0 Chances at 50 *** Tb? articles are on exhibition nt T. GALLIGAN A CO.'S, Dealers In Perfumery, Faacy Geeds, Ac j?l?-3t 37V Pa as, under Browns bouI.