WASHINGTON: MONDAY, JUNE
5I 1854. IQI II~
A CARD.-The attention of the public is respectfully
called to the sale of superior Cabinet Furniture and
Husebold Effects at thbe residence of ihe French Minister,
on G street, between 17th and 18th atreeLt, commencing on
Tuesday, June Lth, at. lu o'clock A. M.
The Table Services, comprising gilt and plated Ware,
French China dinner, dessert, and cotflee Sets, crystal cut
glass Wars, kc,are ,fthe must costly and elegant slyles, and
seldom Lo be procured in this country.
The Chandeliers. ManLel Clocks aad Ornamenu, Brackets,
Ac. are of the most rare and beautiful kinds.
The Liquors will be cold at 4j o'clock precisely, consisting
200 bottles Cognohio Brandy, 20 years old
18 do,,in Sillery Mounseauz Champagne
About 200 gallons supenor Table Claret in 5 gallon demi-
12 dozen Armitage" red and white Wines.
The House will not be open dutil the morning of the sale.
JAMES C. MaGUIRE,
jane 5-2t rStar&Unionj Auctioneer.
IT J. (C. lIctGUIRE. Auctioneer.
S SUPERIOR PARIS FURNITURE, rare andbeau-
littlul Pictures. splendidl Table .Services of Bronze,
Ot,, a.ii Plaired lI'.,it, rieh Frech Ci.,n-i Dinner and Dessert
Sar@, trijstf; Cur. fit.%, 6lu.,ur, eSv'rc's China, Gilt and
Jr..r,-e .tii,.'i" ':uct', Ornwe.,i, e".'.-On Tuesday morning,
June fth, nt 10 o'clock, at the re,ilence ofhisExcellencythe
French Mini.ter. (who is about wo change his residence in
town,) [ shall Poll all the Furniture and Effect of his large
and well-.app.nted estdblishmOent, Iompriaing-
Complete suite of rosewood Parlor Furniture
SuiLes i.f mahogany Parlor and Diring.-Room Furniture
Hlnr.,lme sets of 0ar cr.l mahogany Chamber Furniture
Wilton, Brusisls.and ithroe-ply Carpets, Rugs
Suites ol Windon' Curtains, Cornices, Shades, Ac.
Largs g;lr-fraaime Mirr.r, with marble slabs and brackets
Four original Marine Paintings, by Tronville
Six Lui. XV. Pastiel, by Mdm. Coffer
Rosewood, walnut, and mahogany Sofas and Chairs, of
Mahogany Etegeres, Extension, Card, and Breakfast
Lirgr mahogany Writing Cabinet, a rare aud beautiful
artcl., made to 8rd'sr
Patent Reaing Caiirs. Bookshelves
Lalirs' superior Seereitsry, mirror front Wardrobes
Different and complete sets of Mantel Ornaments, consist-
ing of Sevres China
Gilt and bronze Mantel Clocks
Candclabra-, V.abrit, Braikci.;, Chandaliers
Magaidcri Ai of hLeavv gildt Ti.ale Ornaments
eompl te set ,.f Pilaiet .ta,.i1.1 -r dinner table
Beauti'ul'y deioraied Frenh China Dinner, Dessert, and
Cofl'ci '. ..lt
e, uBeogrased and pl.;n lined Crygal Cut Glassware, com-
r.ri6;og Decanters, Water bottles, Goblets, Tumblers,
Fingr B..-Is, Ch.iap'fiih.i, Wines, Ac.
Rosewood Liquor Case, richly inlaid
Venetian Glasiiwarv. richly gilt and engraved
Wire landscape-painted Window Screens
Superior hair Mattresses, Bolsters, and Pillows
Gilt and steel Fire Sets, style Louis Quatorze.
Also, at 4t o'clock-
Hau.lnome close Carriage
Several fine Horses
Lot of Superior French Wines, of various brands
Together with a very large assortment of Coppers and
Terms: $50 and under cash; over that sum a credit of two
and four months, for notes satisfactorily secured, bearing in-
terest. JAS. C. MoGUIRE,
may 25-d [Union, Star] Auctioneer.
By J. C. MIcGUIRE, Auctioneer.
FURNITURE AND HOUSEHOLD EI-FFECITS
at Auction.-On Tuesday morning, June 6th, at ten
o'clock, I shall sell, at the residence of Samuel Reeve, on 12th
street, between H street and New York avenue, all his Furni-
ture and effects, viz :
Mahogany Sofa, Rocker, Rout Table
Marble-top Centre Table, gilt-frame Mirrors
Maple and painted and cane.seat Chairs
Venetian Blinds, Window Shades
Carpets, Oilcloth, Rugs
Bedsteads, Bureaus, Wardrobes
Washstands, Toilet Sets
Superior Feather Beds, Bolsters, and Pillows
SBlainkeats, Comfrins. Qailh, Sheets
C.-.ery and Glassaare
otuking Sitoe and Fixtures, &c.
Terms: $2 ,n u n d. r ddrash; over that sum a credit of thirty
and sixty days, for notes satisfactorily endorsed, bearing in-
terest. JAS. C. MoGUIUE,
June 1-d [Star and Union] Auctioneer.
B3 J AM S (. Me GuIRET Auctioueer.
RUWlI E'ESSALE OF R EAL ESTrATE.-On Tues-
Sday at'trnun, June .th, at ,'clock, on the promie6i,
by virtue of a deed of trust dated September 8th, I 2I 3, and
recorded in Liber W. B., No. 48, folio 369, I shall sell Lot
No. 1, in square 535, fronting 100 feet on Third street west,
by 100 feet on South D street.
Immediately after I shall sell Lot No. 12, in square No.
580, frionlting 0' feet si s inches on South C street, 56 feet five
inches on Canal street, running back about 115 feet to a 30
Terms: One-fourth eash; balance in six and twelve months,
for notes bearing interest, secured by a deed of trust on the
praises. JNO. W. MAURY, Trustee.
JAS. C. McGUIRBE,
may 15-sod&ds rUnion] Auctioneer.
By J. C. McGUIRE, Auctioneer.
VERY VALUABLE PROPERTY on Capitol Hill
at Auction.-On Wednesday pfterooon, June 7th, at 6
o'clock, on the premises, I shall sell the whole of Lot No. 1,
in Square No. 757, fronting 1 feet 6 inches on Maryland
avenue, by 100 feet on 3d street east, containing 19,848 square
feet, Improved by a comfortable two story brick dwelling, a
two-story brick store, 22 feet by 30, with an excellent cellar,
and a two-story frame building, 24 feet by 28. The situation
is a delightful one, and the garden beautifully improved with
a variety of fruit trees, p'ants, and flowers.
Terms liberal and made known at sale.
JAS. C. MeGUIRE,
may 29-d (Union) Auctioneer.
By J. C. MeGUIRE, Auctioneer.
TRUSTEES' SALE OF REAL ESTATE.-On
Monday afternoon, June 26th, at 6 o'clock, on the pre-
mises, by virtue of a deed of trust from James Thomas Trun-
dell to toe s bsubi rbcras, duly recorded in liber J. A. S., No. 89,
folios 113, 114, 113 116, and 117, one of the land records for
Waihtrigton county, we shall proceed to sell Lot No. 10, in
sqacri Nu. 675, fronting 58 feet on north I street, between
North Capitol ir,. .1t street east, running back 142 feet 7
inches to a 30 feot alley, with the improvements, consisting of
a two-story frame Dwelling-House.
Terms cash. All conveyancing at the expense of purchaser.
If the terms of sale are not complied with within five days
the Trustees reserve the: right to resell at the risk and ex-
pense of first purchaser. C. E. WALKER,
S JNO. Y. DONN, Trustees.
JAS. C. MoGUIRE, Auctioneer.
june 5-2aw&ds [Union]
By (;GREEN A SCO)TT, Auctuioneers.
VW VALUABLE BUILDINGt LOTS AT AUCTION.
On Friday, the 9th Instant, we shall sell, in front of the
remises, at 6 o'clock P. M., Lots Nos. 1, 2, and 26, in Square
Ho. 133, at thb corner of 24th street west and B street north,
immediately in front of the National Observatory. Ttii pro.
perty fronts 143 feet 6 inches on 24th street, and Ill tIeet ii
inches on north E street. All the lots form a hands.ome quaree,
containing about 1,500 square feet, but will he foli in lOIs to
Also, at 6 o'clock same evening, we shall sell, in front of the
premises, Lot No. 16, in Square 569, fronting 30 feet on north
F treet. betp|een First and Second streets west, runninghback
llrt leet to a twenty feet alley. *
Terms : One third cach ; balance in six and twelve months,
for notes bearing interest from day of sale. A deed giyen and
a deed of trust taken. GREEN 4 SCOTT,
june --d [Union] Auctioneers.
By GREEN A SCOTT. Auctioneers.
VTALUABLE B1tILDINLi LOT ol 6th street
V west at Auction.-On Tuesday, the 6th instant, we
slall sell In front of the p.r-mishes, at 5 '.clock P. M., Lot No.
25. in eubdisision of s.uaire 3918. fringnW 20 feat on Eighth
sLreti west, running hbck 94 Ir..t 4 ioches io an alley.
Terms. On-hal, sash; the remainder in seven and nine-
teen months, withintereet. Title indisputable.
june 5-2td tGREEN A SCOrT, Auctioneers.
By GREEN as $tileiT. Auctioneers.
TRl USTEE'S SALE uf a Desirable Resideuce -By
t virue of a ded of tiu.t recorded in Liber J. A. h., No.
51, foli.j 347, Ac., one of the land records for Wuhington
county, in the District uo Columbia, I will offer at public sale
the eastern. half of Lot No. o, in square or reservation A,
with tbe improvement., a desirable brick dwelling house.
The sale to take place on the prsnmises on Mlss',uri avenue,
between 3d and 41 streets, on Tuesday, the 13th day of June,
at 6 o'clock P. M. Terms made known at sale.
W. H. WARD, Trustee.
GREEN A SCOTT,
may 31-efdAds [Star] Aucuoneers.
BY GREEN & SCOTT, AuctUoneers.
I VOWSTORV FRAME HOUSE AND LOT on 8i(
street at Auetlion.-On Tuesday, the 6th instant, we
shalleteiif 6WblobkP.M.,itn front of the premises, partof Lot
Npo.n2j i ."qari ro. 40it,'h5Vihgaa frtk'o9d 8th lSret weasL
bofreeu' li irid M stre i' uoJlt' of t 'et rinhidl'sa k'b'9,
fsets4 ihvbiA`.#fl *a'tir l
story ai e~j~t9, I9. .e ntaiung six ood ofd' .
T H.Dne-h.,-if esash; balance in 6 and 12 Wlth W
notes bearing interest A deed given and a deed of trust
taken. Tile iadiluatable. GREB N & SOOTT,
junm 2- (Bir) 4"AU9111 .
TO THE VOTERS OF WASHINGTON.
Appeal in Behalf of the Washington Monument.
she Voters of Washington are respectfully notified that
they will have an opportunity of eontribuiing nest Mon-
day towards the completion of the Monument in honor of the
Father of his Country.
Boxes for the reception of Contributions will be placed at
each of the Election Stands, under charge of the Judges.
It is earnestly recommended that voters should et I nee their
good will and patriotism on this occasion; for at no period
since the commencement of the'work has the co-vperation of
the people been more needed than at present.
It is deemed unnecessary to impress upon citizens of Wash-
ington the necessity and propriety of contributing to the suc-
cess of this great and meritorious enterprise. They are so
well convinced of its claims upon their liberality and patriot-
ism that no other appeal than the present is required to
stimulate them to action.
JOHN CARROLL BRENT,
June 2 Corresponding Secretary.
_A City papers favorable to the object will please copy.
SALES THIS DAY.
B) J. C. McCUIRE. Auctioneer.
VERY VALUABLE BUILDING LOTS ON
V Connueticutavenue, bctweeu H and I streets, at
.Aucllou.-On Mo.lrdayv afiternr...n, June 5th. at 5 o'clock, on
bo piremiss, I shall ell Lr.t N..s. 1b. Ii. and 17, in David-
son's subdivision of square No. 165, fronting each 28j feet on
Connecticut avenue, between H and I streets north, running
back about 100 feet to an alley.
These Lots are situated within full view of Lafayette
square, and located on one of the most fashionable squares
in Washington, and offer greater inducements to persons de-
sirous of securing first-class building lots than any property
offered for sale in this city.
Terms : One-third cash; the residue in two equal payments
at 12 and 18 months, with interest, secured by deeds of trust.
Title indisputable. J. 0. McGUIRE,
may 26-eod [UnionAStar] Auctioneer.
THE RETURN OF THE NIGHTINGALES.
KUNKEL'S NIGHTINGALE OPERA TROUPE
Wi!l give SIX GRAND ,PORTRAITURES, commencing
en TUESDAY EVENING, June 6th, introducing much that
is new and beautif-d in their
Pictures of Negro Life.
Amongst the Troupe will be found HEaR AHREND, the most
eminent and accomplished Violoncello performer in America.
Admission 25 cents.
Doors open at 7i, commencing precisely at 8 o'clock.
-june 3-tf J. T. FORD, Agent.
GRAND EQUESTRIAN FESTIVAL.
JAMES M. JUNE A CO'S
Newly-Equipped European and American
Will perform at Washington, on Centre Market Space,
Wednesday and Thursday, June 7th and 8th.
The Stud of Horses is unsurpassed in the country, and the
proprietors have secured the services (from various European
and Eastern establishments) of the most talented company of
Equestrians, Gymnasts, Athletm, and Clowns which has ever
travelled in the South.
T., be accompanied by the celebrated Bugle and String
Band of Richard Willis, from New York, who challenges com-
F..r I, 1;t of Performers ree bills.
Doors open Wednesday at 71 o'clock P. M.
Thursday at 2 and 7j o'clock P. M.
Admission: Box 25 cents; no half prise..
Reserved seats 50 cents.
June 1 WILLIAM JUNE, Agent.
Office of Ifranklin Insurance Company,
May 19, 1854.
A N election will be held by the stockholders of this com-
pany at this office, on Monday, dune the 5th, between
the hours Wf 10 A. M. and 2 P. M., -for twelve Directors to
manage the affairs of the Company for the ensuing year.
may 23-eo2w C CHAS. BRADLEY, Seo'y.
W' An adjourned meeting of the Stockholders ot
the Great Falls Manufacturing Company will be held at the
Company's office in this city on Saturday, the 17th day of
June, 1854. HALL NEILSON, President,
june 3-wtd No. 7 Washington Place, 7th street.
f&- Washington Ladles' Depository.-There will
be a meeting of the Managers of the Ladies' Depository on
Monday next, the 5th instant, at 12 o'clock, at the house cf
the President, Mrs. R. S. CoxE.
June 2-3t S P. CHILDS, Secretary.
AN National Institute.-A stated meeting will be
held at the Institute Rooms, in the Patent Office building, on
Monday evening, June 5th, at 71 o'clock.
WM W. TURNER,
june 5 Recording Secretary.
FIRST WARD ELECTION NOTICE.-An elec-
tion will be held on Monday, the 5th day of Jume next,
at the office of Samuel Drury, Esq., opposite the Six Build-
ings, Pennsylvania avenue, for Mayor, one member of the
Board of Aldermen, three members of the Board of Common
Council, and one Assessor, in conformity with the provisions
of the charter of this city.
The Polls will be opened at 10 o'clock A. M. and closed at
7 o'clock P. M. SAMUEL DRURY,
C. A. DAVIS,
may 29-tde Cs mmissioners.
S ECONI) WARD NOTICE.-An Election will-be held
on Monday, the 5th day of June, at the store room of S.
R. Sylvester corner of llth street and Pennsylvania avenue,
for Mayor, o e member of the Board of Aldermen, and three
members of t Le Board of Common Council for said ward.
Polls to be opened at 10 o'clock A. M. and closed at 7 P. M.
J. DAWSON JAMES,
CHARLES S. JONES,
may 26 Commissioners.
FIr IRD WARD ELECTION NOTICE.-The un-
I. designed hereby notify the voters of the Third Ward
that an election will be held on Monday, the 5th day of June,
for Mayor, one member of the Board of Aldermen, three mem-
bers of the Board of Common Ceuncil, and one Assessor for
The polls will be opened at the house of J. FzReUvsoX, at
the corner of 9th street west and north K street, from 10
o'clock in the fiorning to 7 o'clock in the afternoon.
Voters are respectfully notified that no transfer to another
Ward from the poll-list of the Third Ward will be given ex-
cept to tse individual to bes transferred* in person.
Voters are also informed that ample arrangements will be
made to secure to all easy and convenient access to and
egress from the polls. GEORGE H. JONES,
JOHN W. CLARKE,
may 27- Commissioners.
OURTH WARD ELECTION NOTICE.-Notice
is hereby given that an election will be held at the City
Hall on Monday, the 5th day of June next, for Mayor of the
city, also for one member of the Board of Aldermen and
three members of the Board of Common Council.
The Polls will be opened at 10 o'clock A. M. and closed at
7 o'clock P. M. ALEXANDER LEE,
THOMAS C. DONN,
may 29-tde Commissioners of Election.
F IPTH WARD ELH1CTION NOTICE.-Notice ii
hereby given that an election will be held in the brick
building known as the Old Caspitl, corner of first street east
and Maryland avenue, on M.,iday, Jar., 5ti next, for Mayor
of the city, one member of the B.'ard of Aldermen, three
members of the Board of Common Council, and one Assessor
for said ward.
Polls open at 10 o'clock A. M. and close at 7 o'clock P. M.
GEO. W. THOMPSON,
JAMES C. BARRY,
may 29-tde Commissioners of Election.
IX'l WARD ELECTION.-Notice is hereby given
to the voters of the Sixth Ward of Washington that the
unDlirsigued, having been duly appointed Commissioners for
the purpose, ,ill, on Monday next, the 5th day of June, 1854,
at the Anacostia Engiue-house, in said Ward) hold an election
for Mayor of the city, one member of the Board of Aldermen,
and throe members of the Board ef Common Council for the
Ward, in conformity to the provisions of the act of Congress
entitled "An act to continue, alter, and amend the charter of
the city of Washington," sppr.ved May 19th, 1854.
The polls will be opened at 10 o'clock A. M. and closed at 7
o'clock P. M. HENRY N. OBER,
JNO. D. BRANDT,
may SO- Commisicnars.
S EVE'NTH WARD ELECTION NOIICE.--Au
election for Mayor, one member of' the Board of Alder-
men, three members of the Board of Common Council, and
Sassesor for said ward will be held at Island Hall, coaner of
itgiaaaarsnue and Sixth street, on Monday, the bth day of
'1 Po ells WoMponepatIS o'sieokA.tfL and closed at 7 P.M.
i nissls f'.. I. -.... f OMW aA. LLOYD,
6 ,ut,.':-. W .'ALES WHIB .,,,
OO. B. CLABKE,
may 29--t4 Commisioners.
CORPORATION OF WASHINGTON.
BOARD or ALDERMEN, THURSDAY, June U 1854,
Present, Messrs.T. P. Morgan, Magruder, Bayly,Reed,
Towers (President), Borrows, Davis, Hill, Mulloy, Fitz-
patrick, W. Morgan, Clarke, Wheeler and Johnson.
The CHAIR laid before the Board a communication
from the the Mayor, transmitting a communication from
the Attorney of the Corporation informing him of the
decision of the Circuit Court of this District in relation
to the right of certain persons to vote at our municipal
elections; which was read and referred to a Select Corn
mittee, consisting ot Messrs. Hill, Davis and Fitzpat-
Mr. FITZPATRICK, on leave, introduced a bill entitled
"An act to authorize the appointment of clerks to the
Commissioners of Election; which was read twice, and
the question then being on the third reading of the bill,
it was taken and decided in the negative, by the follow-
YEAs-Messrs. Borrows, Hill, Mulloy, Fitzpatrick,
W. Morgan and Clarke-6.
NAYS-Messrs. Magruder, Bayly, Reed, Davis,Wheel-
er and Towers-6.
So the bill was rejected.
Mr. MAORUDER, from thd Committee on Finance, re-
ported back the bill, from the Common Council, entitled
"An act making an appropriation for certain purposes."
(The bill aproprlcats $200 in payment of expenses in
obtaining an estimate. and plan for raising the bridges
over thb Chesapeake and Ohio canal at Georgetown.)
The question was then on the third reading of the bill;
which being taken by yeas and nays, it was decided in
the negative, as follows, viz :
YEAs-Messrs. T. P. Morgan, Magruder, Bayly, Reed
NAys-Messrs. Borrows, Davis, Mulloy, Fitzpatrick,
W. Morgan, Wheeler and Towers-7.
So the bill was rejected.
Mr. WHEELER, from the Delegation from the Seventh
Ward, reported back the bill of this Board entitled "An
act to establish the grade of Maryland avenue, from 12th
to 14th streets west; and it was then read the third time
Mr. BoRnows presented the petition of Thomas C.
Donn and others, for the extension of the alley in square
No. 518 which was referred to the Committee on Im-
The CHAIR laid before the Board a communication
from the Mayor, transmitting plans and estimates for a
bridge over Rock creek, at the western terminus of K
street north, as requested by the resolution approved on
the 26th ultimo; which v ia. ial an drft-rr. t.]to Messrs.
Magruder, Clarke and Fitzp.track.
Mr. BORROWS, from the Delegation from the Third
Ward, reported back the bill, from the Board of Com-
mon Council, entitled "'An act for the relief of Alexan-
der Matthews," and recommended its indefinite post-
ponement; aud the question being taken it was carried
in the affirmative.
Mr. BORROWS, from the Committee on Improvements,
reported a bill entitled "An act authorizing the exten-
sion of the alley in square No. 518 ;" which was read
three times and passed.
Mr. T. P. MOROAN presented the petition of Timothy
Bresneham, for the remission of a fine; which was re-
ferred to the Committee on Claims.
Mr. HILL, from the Committee to which the Mayor's
communication of this day on the subject was referred,
reported a "joint resolution in reference to the recent
decision of the Circuit Court, in relation to the qualifi-
cation of voters;" which was read three times and
Mr. MAORUDER, from the Committee on Finance, re
ported back the bills, from the Board of Common Coun-
cil, entitled "An act for the relief of James W. Scott,"
and "An act for the relief of W. C. Johnson ;" and they
were then severally read the third time and passed.
The bills from the Board of Common Council, entitled
"An act amendatory of the act regulating the collection
of fines, penalties, and forfeitures,"
"An act for the relief of Robert T. Mills,"
"An act for the relief of Alexander Cole," and
'"An act for the relief of J. Callaghan," were severally
taken up, read three times and passed.
The bill from the Board of Common Council, entitled
"An act imposing taxes for the year 1854," was taken
and having been read twice-
Mr. BORROWS moved to amend the same by striking
out "seventyfive" and inserting" sixtyfive" cents as the
rate of taxation; and the question being taken by yeas
and nays it was carried in the affirmative as follows, viz :
YEAs-Messrs. Reed, Borrows, Davis, Hill, Mulloy,
Fitzpatrick, W. Morgan, Clarke and Towers-9.
NAYs-Messrs. T. P. Morgan, Magruder, Bayly,
Wheeler and Johnson-S.
Mr. HILL. then moved further to amend the bill by in-
serting a clause fixing the abatement on all taxes, if paid
within two months after the same shall become due and
payable at eight per cent, and if paid within three
months at six per cent; and after which no abatement
shall be allowed.
Mr. TowEns moved to amend that amendment by stri
king out eight" and six" per cent, and inserting in
lieu thereof" six" and "four" per cent; which motion
was negatived by yeas and nays as follows :
YEAS-Messrs. Reed, Davis, Mulloy, Fitzpatrick,
Clarke, and Towers-6.
NAys-Messrs. Magruder, Bayly, Hill, W. Morgan,
Wheeler and Johnson-6.
The question was then taken on the amendment offer-
ed by Mr. HILL, and carried in the affirmative by yeas
and nays as follows viz :
YEAs-Messrs. Reed, Davis, Hill, Mulloy, Filt.pattrick
Clarke and Towers-7.
NAys-Messrs. Magruder, Bayly, W. Morgan, Wheel-
er and Johnson-5.
The bill, as amended, was then read the third time
Mr. MAOGRUDER, from the Committee to which the
Mayor's communication of this day on the subject was
referred, reported a "joint isuol.tion authorizing the
Mayor to contract with Messrs. Forrest & Dove to con-
structa bridge;" which was read three times and passed.
The resolution from the Board of Common Council,
entitled "Joint resolution changing the alley in square
732 into a street, to be known as Carroll street," was ta-
ken up, read twice and referred to the Committee on
The amendment of the Board of Common Council to
the joint resolution in reference to the recent decision
of the Circuit Court, in relation to the qualification of
voters," was taken into consideration and agreed to.
The following bills from the Board of Common Coun-
cil, were severally taken up, read three times and passed,
"An act to pay James T. Barnes for work done on I
"An act authorizing the Mayor to advance five thous-
and dollars for certain purposes,"
"An act authorizing the curbstones to be sgt and the
footway paved on the west fronts of squares No. 215,
217, 246, and 243,"
"An act authorizing the curbstones to be set and the
footway paved on the south fronts of squares No. 163
"An act authorizing the curbstones to be set and the
footway paved on the east fronts of squares No. 296,
297 and 298,"
"An act making an appropriation to supply a defici-
ency in the appropriation to pay the Clerk of Assessors,"
"An act making an appropriation for cleaning the
sewer from the Eastern Market House."
And also the resolution from the Board of Common
Council, entitled "Joint resolution in relation to the de-
posites of money by the Intendant of, the Washington
Mr. Towzas, the President of the Board, having tem.
porarily left the chamber. -
Mr. MAGRCDaR, the Vice President, took the Chair.
Mr, BORBOWS, from the Committee on Improvements,
reported back the bill from the Board of Common Coun-
cil, entitled "An act to grade and gravel 15th street
west, trom K street north to Rhode Island avenue ;" and
it was then read the thirdtime and passed.
Mr. MAOBRDER, on leave, submitted the following res-
Resolved, That the thanks of this Board are due and
are hereby tendered to John T. Towers, Esq:, for the
able, dignified and impartial manner in which he has dis-
charged the duties of presiding officer of this Board
during the present Council; which resolution was read
and unanimously adopted.
The Board of Common Council having disagreed to
the amendments of this Board to the bill, entitled "An
act imposing taxes for the year 1854."
Mr. BI.ALT moved that this Board recede from its said
anmendmeata; and the question being taken by yeas and
nats, it was decided in the negative W follows:
YxAs-Mesurs. T. P. Morgan, XMagrmder, Bayly, Wheel
or and JohnamsQ-4.
NAti-Messra. Reed. Bori.vn, Dar;s, Hlill, Filtzp.t
hIick, W. Moigan, CIlarke and To.wer--".
Mr. FITZPATRICK then moved that the Board insist on
its said amendments, and ask a conference; which me.o-
tion was carried in the affirmative, and Messrs. Fitzpa-
trick, Hill and T. P. Morgan were appointed contfees
on the part of this Board.
Mr. BAYLY, from the Committee on Claims, reported
the bill from the Board of Common Council, entitled
"An act for the relief of Daniel Fill" without amendment
an4 it was then read the third time and passed
The resolution from the Board of Common Council
entitled Joint resolution in relation to a nuisance in
square No. 515," was taken up, read three, times and
The following bills from the Board of Common Coun-
cil were severally taken up, read three times and passed,
"An act to pay for printing for thu Corporation,"
"An act making an appropriation to pay John Purdy
for lumber furnished the Fifth Ward,"-
"An act to refund certain money to P. A. Sellhau-
"An act explaining the ninth section of the act enti-
tled 'An act to organize and govern the Fire Department,'
approved Si June, 1853,"-
"An act for the relief of Catharine Eaton,"-
And "An act for the relief of G. W. Fridley."
-The resolution, from the Board of Common Council,
entitled "joint resolution in regard to the grade of L
street south," was taken up, read three times and passed.
Mr. FITZPATRICK, from the Committee of Conference,
appointed on the disagreeing votes of the two Boards
on the bill imposing taxes for the year 1854," reported
that they had agreed to recommend to the two Boards
"stuenty cents" as the rate of taxation, and that the Board
of (ommon Council recede from its disagreement to the
amendment of this Board, in regard to the abatement
for prompt payment of taxes; which report was con-
sidered and agreed to, by the following vote, viz :
YEAs-Messrs.T. P. Morgan, Magruder, Bayly, Reed,
Hill, Fitzpatrick, Clarke, Wheeler and Johnson-9.
NAys-Messrs. Borrows, Davis, Mulloy, W. Morgan
On motion, Messrs. Davis and Wheeler were appointed
a committee to inform the Board of Common Council
that this Board having finished the business before it,
was ready to close the present council.
On motion, Messrs. Morgan and Reed were appointed
Committee to wait on the Mayor and inform him that
this Board had finished the businessbefore it and was
now ready to close the present Council, if he had no
further communication to make to it.
Mr. MOROAS, from the last mentionod'Uommittee,
reported that they had performed the duty assigned
them; and that the Mayor had desired them to make
his respects to the Board, and to say that ho had no
further communication to make to it.
Mr. TOWERS, the President of the Board, having re-
sumed the Chair--.
Mr. MAGRUDnR, the Vice President, stated to him
thet during his temporary absence, the Board had unan-
imously passed a resolution of thanks to him for the
able, dignified and impartial manner in which he liad
discharged the duties of its presiding officer, during the
Whereupon, the President rose and adjourned the
And, thereupon, on motion, the Board adjourned sine
BOARD or COMMON COUNCIL, MONDAY, June 1, 1854.
All the members present, except Mr. Queen.
Mr. HANSON presented the petition of William Shorter,
for the remission of a fine ; which was laid on the table,
Mr. BAMBEnGER presented the petition of John L.
Smith and others, for setting the curb stones and paving
footways on the east front of squares 296, 297 and 298 ;
which was referred to the Committee on Improvements.
Mr. BARR, from the Committee on Claims, to which
was referred the petition, reported a bill for the relief of
G. W. Fridley; which was read three times and passed.
A communication was received from the Mayor, en-
closing a copy of a communication from the Corporation
Azt8eey, advising him of a decision of the Circuit
Court, in relation to the right of certain persons to vote
at hbe municipal elections; which was read and ordered
to be printed, and a copy to be sent to the Commission-
ers of election.
WASHINGTON, June 1,1864.
Tb the Board of Alderwen and Board of Common Council:
GzNTLsMEN : I transmit herewith a copy of a communi-
cation which I received yesterday from the Attorney of the
Corporation informing me of a decision made on thatday
by the Circuit Court of this District in relation to the right
of certain persons to vote at our municipal elections.
JOHN W. MAURY.
CIRCUIT COURT ROOM,
WASOHINGTON, May 31,1854.
Hon. JOHN W. MAURYv, Mayor.
SIRa: I have to report to you in compliance with the ordi
nance prescribing the duties of the Corporation Attorney,
that the case of the United States, ex-relatione Charles S-
Wallach vs. the Register of the city of Washington has been
this day argued by counsel and decided by the court. In
pronouncing their judgment, which sustains Mr. Wallach's
right to vote at the ensuing municipal election, although
he was omitted from the School-tax returns and Poll-lists,
for the year, the Court in substance said :-
"The Court is of opinion that all such persons as on the
31st day of December last were liable to be assessed for
School tax, and were omitted through the inadvertence and
oversight of the Assessors are to be considered, as to their
right to vote, as if they had in fact been returned assubjeet
to such School-tax, as they ought to have been ;-and that
such persons are not deprived of their right to vote by the
fact that they were not on the assessment returns or Poll-
listsle as made up on said day, provided they make due proof
to the satisfaction of the Commissioners of Election that
such omission was through such inadvertence and oversight
and that they are otherwise qualified according to the char-
ter of 1848."
Considering this decision important tobe communicated
to the Commissioners at the several precincts, and of general
interest to the community. I have thought it my duty to
lose no time in bringing it to your notice.
The case was presented in the form of a petition for a
Mandamus to the Register; and was argued by Mr. R S.
Coxe and Mr. Wallach for the petitioner. On the part of the
Corporation I had the aid of my predecessor Mr. Bradley,
who was in office when the charter of 1848 went into force,
and also when the ordinances respecting the Poll-lists were
passed, and whom, for these reasons and others, I requested
to join me in resisting the application.
I am sir, very respectfully your
Obedient Servant, J. M. CARLISLE,
Attorney of the Corporation.
A communication was received from the Mayor, en-
closing a copy of a letter from the Commissioner of
Public Buildings, in relation to the necessary suspension
of work upon Pennsylvania avenue, between 17th and
26th streets west, and suggesting the propriety of an
appropriation by the Corporation, to enable him to go
on with the work, the amount to be reimbursed as soon
as Congress shall make the appropriation; which was
read and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Mr. PunePeax., from the Committee on Improvements,
to which was referred the petition of John L. Smith and
others, reported a bill entitled "An act authorizing the
cnrb stones to be set and the footway paved on the east
front of squares 296, 297 and 298;" which was read
three times and passed.
The Board, on motion, took up for consideration the
bill, which was made the special order for this day, en-
titled "An act imposing taxes for year 1854;" and the
question being on filling the blanks in the bill fixing the
rates of taxation,-
The question first recurred on the motion of Mr. MIL-
LEa, to fill the blank with "seventy-five cents" (the
highest sum) on each hundred dollars worth of proper-
ty ; which motion was agreed to, by the following vote:
YBAs--Messrs. Douglass, Easby, Barr, Clarke, Han-
son, Cull, Miller, Gaddis, Riley, Pnmphrey and Bam-
NATs-Messrs. Kelly, Stewart, Wannall, Pepper,
Burns, Mead, Busey and Callan-8.
Mr. Busar then withdrew the amendment submitted
by him on last Monday, and in lieu of it, offered an
amendment fixing the commission of the Collector of
taxes at two per cent. on the amount collected.
Mr. MEAD moved to amend the amendment by insert-
ing one and a half," in lieu of two" per cent.; which
was negatived, as follows:
YTzAs-Messrs. Wannall, Mead and Busey-3.
NAys-MesSrs. Douglass, Easby, Kelly, Barr,Stewart,
Pepper, Burns, Clarke, Hanson, Cull, Miller, Gaddis,
Riley, Pumpbrey, Bamberger and Callan-16.
The question then recurring on the amendment of Mr.
Bvssr, fixing the commission at two per cent., it was
agreed to by the following vote:
Yzss-Messrs. Douglass, Easby, Kelly, Barr, Stew-
art, Wannall, Pepper, Burns, Clarke, Mead, Busey, Han.
son, Cull, Gaddis, Riley, Pumphrey, Bamberger and
The b4ll wa4s then read the tUd time and VAM .
Mr. DOtuCOLte, I'lm the Commillttee on Ways and
Mf'leani, to ehlich vvaSi ruleliid the M4yur's cummunica-
tion of this diy, enclosing a copy of a letter from the
Commissioner of Public Buildings, reported a bill enti-
tled "An act authorizing the Mayor to advance $5,000
for certain purposes;" which was read three times and
passed. On the third reading of the bill, the yeas and
nays were as follows:
YEAs-Messrs. Easby, Douglass, Kelly, Wannall, Pep-
per, Burns, Hanson, Riley, Pumphrey, Bamberger and
NAys-Messrs. Barr, Stewart, Clarke, M6ad, Busey
The bill, from the Board of Aldermen, "authorizing
the extension of the alley in square 518," was taken up,
read three times and passed,.
The bill, from the Board of Aldermen, "authorizing
a change in the grade of Maryland avenue, from 12th to
14th street west," was taken up, read twice and,'on
motion of Mr. BAMinERoiR, laid on the table.
Mr. DOUGLASS, from the Committee on Ways and
Means, reported a bill entitled "An act making an ap-
propriation to supply a deficiency In the appropriation
to pay the clerk of the Assessors;" which was read
three times and passed.
Mr. MILLER, on leave, introduced a bill entitled "An
act making an appropriation for cleaning the Eastern
Market-house ;" which was read three times and passed.
The bill, from the Board of Aldermea, making an ap-
propriation to gravel M street south between Sti and
11th streets west, was taken up, read the third time and
The bill, from the Board of Aldermen, "to pay a bal-
ance due for repairing the culvert at the intersection of
G street south and 7th street east," was taken up, read
the third time and passed.
The resolution from the Board of Aldermen in reference
to the recent decision of the Circuit Court in relation to the
qualification of voters." was taken up, read twip:e, when-
Mr. CL arKE moved to amend the same by adding a clause
authorizing the Collector of taxes to receive and give re-
ceipts for the school tax to such persons as may be entitled
to vote, under the late decision of the Circuit Court; which
motion was agreed to by the following vote:
YEas-Messrs. Douglass, Easby, Kelly, Barr, Stewart,
Wannall, Clarke, Hanson, Cull and Gaddis-10.
NAys-Messrs. Burns, Miller, Riley aind Barnberger-4.
The resolution was then read the third time and passed.
Mr. CLARKE, on leave, introduced a bill, entitled "Air act
explanatory of the ninth section of the act to organize and
govern the fire department, approved June 3,1863 ;.' which
was read three times and passed..
Mr. EasBY, from the Committee on Police, to which was
'referred the bill fixing the salary of the President of the
Board of Health," asked to be discharged from its further
consideration which report was agreed to.
Mr. EASBY,. from the Committee o n Hlealth, to which was
referred the Mayor's communication of the 18th July, 1853,
enclosing the reports of the apothiecaries for supplying the
poor for the several Wards, asked to be discharged from the
further consideration of the same.
T'he joint resolution from the Board of Aldermen "autho
rizing the Mayor to contract with Messrs. Forrest & Dove
to construct a bridge at K street north," was taken up, read
read twice and laid on the table.
During the temporary absence of the President, Mr. PEP-
PeR submitted the following resolution ; which was read and
unanimously adopted :
Resolved, That the thanks of the Board are hereby ten-
dered to Nicholas Callan, Esq., for the able, courteous and
impartial manner in which h'e has discharged the duties of
presiding officer of this Board.
The President having been subsequently informed by the
President pro tern, of the adoption of the last named resolu-
tion, responded thereto in suitable terms.
A similar resolution was moved by Mr. Clarke, and unan-
imously adopted, in reference to the President pro tem, Mr.
Douglass, which was responded to by him
On motion, Messrs. Miller, Burns and Barr were appoin-
ted a Cominmitice to inform the Board of Aldermen that this
Board have finished their business, and are now ready to
The amendments of the Board of Aldermen to the bill, en-
titled "An act imposing taxes for the year 1864," were ta-
ken up for consideration.
The first amendment, being to insert sixty-five" in lieu
of" seventy-fivetl cents as the rate of" taxes on each hun-
dred dollars worth of property. The question was taken on
concurring therein, and decided in the negative as follows;
YEAs'Mesers. Douglass, Kelly, Stewart,iWannall, Davis,
Pepper, Burns and Busey-8.
NAYs-Messrs. Easby, Barr, Clarkq, HanEon, Cull, Miller,
Gaddis, Riley, Pumphrey, Bamberger and Callan-11.
The question was then taken on agreeing to the second
amendment, in relation to the discount for the prompt pay-
ment of taxes: and also decided in the negative as follows:
YEAs-Messrs. Douglass, Kelly, Barr and Davis-4.
NAvs-Messrs. Easby, Stewart, Wannall, Pepper, Burns,
Clarke, Busey, Hanson, Cull, Miller, Gaddis, Riley, Pum-
phrey, Bamberger and Callan-15.
The amendments of the Board of Aldermen to the bill
were thus disagreed to.
Mr. MILLERa submitted the following resolution, which
was read and unanimously adopted, and responded to, on
behalf of the Secretary, by Mr. Clarke.
Rssolved, That the thanks of this Board are justly due and
are hereby tendered to Mr. Richard Barry, for his prompt
and faithful performance of the duties of his office as Secre-
tary of this Board.
.Message from the Board of Aldermen-have insisted on
their amendments to the bill imnposipg taxes for the year
1854," ask a conference, and have ..p..,iil,..J Messrs. Fitz-
patrich, Hill and Morgan conferences on thgir part.
The Board of Aldermen having insisted on their amend-
ments to the bill imposing taxes for the year 1854," and
asked a conference, this Board, on motion, insisted on jts
amendments, agreed to a conference, and Messrs. Miller,
Clarke and Easby were appointed conferees on the part
of this Board.
Mr. EAssv moved to take up for consideration the "joint
resolution authorizing the Mayor to contract with Messrs.
Forrest & Dove to construct a bridge at K street north ;"
which motion was negatived by the following vote:
YEas-Messrs. Douglass, Easby, Kelly, Barr, Pepper and
NAYs-Messrs. Stewart, Wannall, Davis, Burns, Clarke,
Busy, Hanson, Miller, Gaddis, Riley and Pumphrey-11.
Mr. MILLER, from the Committee on conference, to which
were referred the disagreeing votes of the two Boards on the
bill imposing taxes for the year 1854, reported that the Com-
mittee had agreed to a modification of the first amendment
of the Board of Aldermen, by substituting "seventy" for
" sixty-five" cents, as the rate of taxation : and had agreed
to recommend a concurrence in the second amendment of
A message was received from the Board of Aldermen-
have concurred in the report of the Committee on conference
tu which was referred the bill imposing taxes for the year
The Board ol Aldermnen having concurred in the report of
the Committee of conference, to which were referred the
disagreeing votes of the two Boards, on the bill imposing
taxes for the year 1854, the report was agreed to, on the part
of this Board, by the following vote:
YEAs-Messrs. Douglass, Easby, Kelly, Barr, Stewart,
Watnnall, Burns, Clark, Miller, Gaddis, Riley, Pumphrey,
Bamberger and Callan-14.
NAys-Messrs. Davis, Pepper, Busey and Hanson-4.
A message was received from the Board of Aldermen by
Messrs. Davis and Wheeler, stating that that Board have
finished their business, and are now ready to adjourn.
And then, on motion, the Board adjourned sine die.
Messrs. EDITORS : As you have published several com-
munications, some of them of considerable length, the
object of which was to favor the re-election of the present
Mayor, you will not refuse, it is presumed, a few ques-
tions to the voters of this city for their answer at the
polls on Monday, although they may squint in "another
Does any person, acquainted with both candidates, be-
lieve that Mr. Towers would be less likely than Mr. Maury
to make a just magistrate, or to discharge his duties to
the interest and honor of our city?
If any body of men chose to vote for him out of motives
different from those of others, does that fact change his
capability or willingness to do justice to all parties ?
If there is a "Know-Nothing" society whose principles
are a secret, how do men not of that order know what these
principles are ; and is not the clamor raised against Mr.
T. on that account on assumed premises merely ?
Admit that a large portion of those who support Mr.
T. are in favor of guarding the ballot-box from fraudu-
lent voting by unnaturalized foreigners-different from
the De Kalb and Kosciusko type-cannot they unite to ac-
complish their ends as well as other parties; and is it any
body's business what reason they may give for their po-
litical action ?
And if it is so horrible to refuse to vote for a foreign
born citizen for an office when an American equally re-
spectable is presented, what must it be for Americans to
refuse to vote for each other because they happen to be
Whigs or Democrats, as thousands do in every State in
We are told by your virtuously indignant correspond-
ents that Congress will hardly appropriate any thing for
the city If Mr. Mauryis not re-electOed! It isan insult to
Congress to impute to: it such a spirit of prejudice, and
a grosser insult to the independent voters of the ciry to
ask them to seleit a man wbo will be 'acoelitatble" to
THE CIIY ELECTION.
'-THE MAYORALTY.-The time being near at
hand when the people of Washington wit 1. call-.] upoU io
select some one of its worthy citizens to c.,capy th- lir., ". e
in their gift, aad regarding it as the just reward for I I e ,. d
and faithful services, the name of Joan T. TowERS, President
of the Board of Aldermen, is submitted for consideration. For
twelve successive years he has served in the Councils of the
city, during which time he has taken not only an active but
a leading part in the affairs of the Corporation, and bha lI.ice-
ly contributed in originating and teLblL.hi;ng many of tlie
most useful measures and reforms wBhich bqv- bern ail,.tied
within that important period of the6 history of the city. `iae
proceedings of the Councils will conclusively confirm the truth
of the statement. Mr. Towers will bring to The d;.harge of
the duties ofthe office not only his large exptr;.:nce and inti-
mate knowledge of the interiets of the Corpcr.it;ion, but alsoI
(as his whole career in life, both in public and private mat.
terse, prove) energy, industry, and prudence, with strict in-
Aer JOHN W. MAURY having assented to the
use of hie name, we respectfully announce him as a candidate
for re-election to the office of Mayor, the duties of which he
has discharged during the last two year i IIh dr.ility. fidelity,
and zeal. We submit his claims to the irir-.ilwe e.,nsideration
of our fellow-citizens with the fullest Cou...n.: iL. t LhiLr just
appreciation of a good officer.
may 8- MANY CITIZENS.
SO-ACARD.-TUnd,-r.tut.itng thit, nisapprehen.
sion exists in regard to my views, I desire t) may to the vo-
ters of the Third Ward that my name was in nomination
solely with the view to the true and lawful interests of the
city, and with no purpose of an infringement of ,ther the
religious or political rights of my fellow-citizens.
June 5-It J. A. M. DUNCANSON.
A& To my Friends of the Sixth War,.-Ths
card published in the Evening Star of Saturday I'-,t ass ticket
for this Ward, and headed "Guard of Ameri.an Liberty,"
and on which my name was placed as a can.lidare flr the
Board of Aldermen, was published without fy knowledge or
consent, and, had I been consulted, I should have objected to
having it used in such association. I belie., iI t, baire been
the work of an enemy, as no effort (even i1, the utterance if
the basest falsehoods) has been left untried to injure me.
Respectfully, S.A. H. MARKS.
j, ne 5-It
Wj6 To my Fellow-Citizsns of the First Ward:
Having learned that there is a rumor actively circulated
among you that I had withdrawn my name from the caivasa
for Alderman of the First Ward, I take this method of giving
it an unequivocal denial.
As I was placed in that position "v tl. uneogLti invitation
of many of my best friends, whose importunity alone induced
its acceptance, so shall I remain steadfastly their candidate
until I shall be authentically -advised of a change in their
wishes upon the subject. Neither the fear of defeat can drive "
me from the field, or the hope of success induce me to remain
in it one moment longer than is agreeable to them. If I am
the chosen Representative of our Ward in the Board of Alder-
men, I shall spare no effort to subserve its interests Lhitbfilsly,
effectually, and impartially.
I have the honor to be, your friend and fellow citizen,
JUNE 2, 1S54. BEVERLEY TUCKER.
A&-First Ward.-Mr. WILLIAM H. MINNIX
is respectfully presented to the voters of the First Ward at
the approaching election as a suitable person to represent
their interests in the Common Council He will be enthu-
siastically supported by MANY VOTERS.
may 25 -eo3t&de
fl? F;, ...' Ward.-Our fellow-citizen, CHARLES
ABiRT, Esq., will be supported to represent the First Ward
in the Board of Common Council.
may 27-eo MANY VOTERS.
A 'W Second Ward.-M3c .,.rp Editors: Please
announce WM. F. BAYLY, Esq. as a candidate for re-election
as Alderman of the Second Ward. June 2-d
#- Second Ward.-For Aldermen.-Please
announce the name of WM. F. BAYLY as a candidate for re-
election to the Board of Aldermen from this Ward.
A Second Ward.-Messrs. EDITORS: You will
please announce Col. JAMES G. BYRRETr Itb a candidate to
represent the Sectid Ward in the BaTI.l ..1 Co'mui.n oun3eu X - '
at the ensuing election and oblige MIANY VOTERS.
&- Alderman for the Second 11,,Ord.- Dr. F.
HOWARD will be supported for Alderman for the Second
Ward at the election ia June by MANY VOTERS.
a& Messrs. EDITORS: Please announce the name
of GEOROE H. PLANT as a candidate for the Common Council
of the Second Ward. MANY VOTERS.
A' Third Ward.-Messrs. EDITORS: -,Please
announce Mr. F. S. EvaNS as a candidate for the Board of
Aldermen from the Third Ward, who will be supported by
may3-2t MANY VOTERS.
j% Third Ward Maury Ticket.-At a meeting
of the citizens of the Third Ward, held on Wednesday eIen-
ing, May 31st, the following Ticket was nominated:
For Mayor-JOHN W. MAURY.
For Alderman-E. M. C3nHPs.
For Comnorn Council-E. F. QUEEN, HUDsoN TAYLOR, and
CHARLES P. WANNALL.
For Assessor-V. HAnAuroH. June 1-dte
a& Third Ward.-You will please announce
CHAS. P. WANNALL, Esq. as a candidate for re-election to the
Common Council from the Third Ward.
june 2-td MANY CITIZENS.
W Fourth Ward.-Messrs. EDITORS: Please
announce JOSHuA L. RENSHAW as a candidate to represent
the Fourth Ward in the Board of Common Council at he en-
suing election, and oblige
june 2-3t MANY VOTERS.
SW Messrs. EDITORS: You will please announce
the name of J. M. DOWNING for Assessor of the Third
Ward, and oblige____ MANY VOTERS.
,"- Third Ward.-V. HARBAUOH is nominated
for re election as Assessor for the Third Ward.
A&- Fourth Ward.-J. L. CLUB is presented to
the voters of the Fourth Ward as a candidate fr ithe Board
of Common Council, and will be supported by
june 1I-d MANY.
_M- John P. Pepper, Esq. Is announced as a canldi-
date to represent the Fourth Ward in the Bcard if AlIlerLien.
The indefatigable attention of Mr. Pepper, and hi uonceling
advocacy of the general interests of the city, while in the
Board of Common Council, will gain him, it is hoped, a liberal
support, may 5--eoIm MANY VOTERS,
s& Messrs. EDITORS: Please announce B. F.
MIDDLETos as a candidate to represent the interests of the
Fourth Ward in the Board of Coffimon Council, and oblige
may 27--td MANY VOTERB .
i' Fourth Ward.-At the request of numerous
friends, CHAS. S. WALLACE, Esq. will be a candidate for the
Board of Aldermen for the Fourth Ward at the approaching
election, may 23
36"f Fourth Ward.-RICHARDH. CL.AtRKE, Esq., .
thepresent representative from the Fourth Ward, is respect-
fully nominated for re-election to the Boazd ol Common
may 25-did MANY VOTERS.
s"- FOURTH WARD.-Please announce JoHMy
BALL as a candidate for election to the Board of Common
Council for the Fourth Ward. may 25-
S"- Fifth Ward.-Messrs. EDITORS: Pleas
announce JBERMIAH HBPBCR' as a candidate for re-election
for Assessor at the coming election.
fl' Fifth Ward.-Messrl. EDITORS : Please
announce Joan McCAuLEr as a candidate for the Board of
Common Council at the coiling election. "v
may 31-eo~t NUMEROUS FRIENDS.
jl' Fifth Ward.-For Assessor: DENNIS CAL-
LAOtAS will be supported for Assessor at the approaching
election for the Fifth Ward by
may 9-eo2w MANY VOTERS.
E@Messrs. EDITORS: Please announce JAMES
OWNER as a candidate for the Board of Oom=on Council from
the Fifth Ward at the ensuing election.
may 29-dtd A VOTER.
.S Sixth Ward.-Messrs. EDITORS : You will
p ease announce the name of S.,A. H. MARKs as a candidate
to represent the Sixth Ward in the Board of Aldermen at the
ensuing election, and oblige
may 20-eolw I_ MANY VOTERS.
W Messrs. EDITORS : Please announce HEN Y
STEWART as a candidate for the Board of Common Council
from the Sixth Ward at the ensuing election.
may 2--eo2w MANY FHISNDS.
&W Mesars. EDITORaS : Please announce the
name of P. M. PAasoi0 as a candidate for the Board of Al.
dermen from the Seventh Wr4d, maly 1-(t4
FOM 0 URL OND ON CORRESPONDENT.
LONDON, MAY 18, 1854.
We hope we shall prove more faithful reporters.of
the events of the day than we show ourselves -to be
correct prophets of what are in anticipation, al-
though, we fear we have not much to boast of in
either respect. As far as regards the war, our feel-
ings and wishye are undoubtedly enlisted on the side"
of England and France, and we may, under their
influence, sometimes lend too ready an ear to ru-
mors in their favor; but,.as far as we are cognizant
of results, we have not been much deceived by any
thing which originated with them or their accredited
agents. On the other hand, news from Vienna is
always received with much distrust, and nothing
bearing the Russian stamp obtains the least credit.
The present state of affairs as regards the war may,
we think, be summed up in a few sentences, the amount
of which is that the balance has already turned against
Russia. The Czar's soldiers in the Dobrudsoha are-un-
der the pressure Nof fatigue, bad and insufficient food,
and disease induced by both-dying off by hundreds, if not
by thousands. The inhabitants of Fokschany have risen
in their rear and burnt their military stores. Important
victories have been gained over them at several points on
the Danube. Their military defenses and stores at Odes-
s have been destroyed. The Russian Black Sea fleet is
cooped up at Sebastopol. The Circassians have not lost
a moment in occupying and commencing repairs of the
forts on their coast, dismantled and deserted by their in-
vaders. The French have sent arms to these gallant
mountaineers, and the English have sent an accredited
agent to their brave leader, SCHAMYL. These multiply-
ing disasters of Russia in the South, if earnestly and
promptly turned to account by the allies, as we have no
doubt they will be, will soon disabuse the Russian people
of any misconceptions instilled into them by official re-
ports of their Government representing defeats as victo-
ries. In the North, also, the affairs of the Autocrat are
any thing but promising. He has declared St. Peters-
burgh under martial law, and the sufferings and discon-
tents of the nobles and merchants there grow every day
more alarming. The British fleet is within thirty miles
of Cronstadt, andlready has a number of Russian gun-
boats, on which the Russians had great dependance, been
destroyed. A strong reinforcement of gun-boats has been
seat off to the British fleet, and every care is evidently
being taken to increase the efficiency of the English arma-
ment, On the part of France, too, some not unimportant
movements may be chronicled. Prince NAPOLEON has ar-
rived at Constantinople, 'where he appears to be winning
golden opinions. Marshal ST. ARuAUD was at Smyrna on
the 6th instant, and the arrival of M. -BuRz, successor
of Gen. BARAGUAT D'HILIERS as Minister at Cbnstanti-
nople, is announced at Marseilles. It is satisfactory to
learn that the brave and experienced old soldier, but rash
and impracticable politician, has been recalled to his pro-
fessional duties, and that others of his countrymen, en-
dowed with more happy tempers, are about to supersede
him in his present mission. It is believed that his eccen.
tricities have given as much annoyance to his own Gov-
ernment as to its allies.
As respects the present neutral Powers of Europe, Swe-
den is, it is said, assuming every day a more warlike
aspect. Public opinion seems to demand a union with
the Western Powers: the people think the present a pro-
per time to square their accounts with Russia. It is as-
serted that the Government wishes to conclude an offet
oive aMid defensive alliance with France and England. The
Swedes have an army of 86,000 infantry, 6,670 cavalry,
and 4,910 artillery, in all 96,480 men; to which Gothland
and the other provinces could add 21,000 men. The di-
plomatic people are busy at Stockholm, and a decision
may be expected daily. Denmark will not act in opposi-
tion to Sweden. As to Austria and Prussia, all is there
as much a matter of uncertainty as ever. Austria is said
(for the ninth or tenth time) to have addressed "a new
note to Russia, requesting her to evacuate the Principali-
ties ;"' and stating, it is said, that the refusal to do so
g--b- f ILIL -. .i.t.T,,.J- i dhM." This is Vienna news
The Prussian Government seems likely to be detached
from the Western Powers; and it is stated that the Prince
of Prussia has ceased to be Military Governor of the Prus-
sian provinces- of the Rhine.
S Let Germany settle down, or rather rise up, as she may,
we have too many reminiscences of the last war to cause
us to wish for any alliances with any of the Powers in-
cluded under that title. The last war was, however, a war
of subsidies and treaties; half the national debt of Eng-
land was incurred by subsidizing allies who would not
fight, and half the bloodshed caused by fighting for the
maintenance of treaties by which nobody was benefited.
Very little of interest has taken place in Parliament
during the week. A royal message was communicated on
Monday, the purport of which was, that, owing to its hav-
ing been found necessary to send abroad a large portion
of the regular army, it is proposed to call out and embo-
dy the militia, or as much of that force as may appear to
be requisite. The intimation about so large a portion of
the regular army being sent abroad as to render the em-
bodiment of the militia necessary has reference evidently
more to the future than the past. It is not the troops al-
ready sent, but those about to be sent, that have impress-
ed Ministers with a sense of this necessity. This announce-
ment strongly indicates the determination of England to
carry on the war with energy and to the utmost of her
power, and strengthens the rumor that large additional
bodies of troops are to be sent to Turkey, and also a con-
siderable force to the Baltic, with a view to a landing in
the Russian provinces on its shores.
It is thought that Mr. LADSvOsE'S budget will pass
through Parliament without any serious opposition, except
as respects the proposed addition to the malt tax, which
Mr. D'IsUAgzU and the protectionist party will oppose as
being an unfair burden cast upon the landed interest.
The income tax remains doubled during the war. There
is no evasion in the finance dealings of Mr. GLADSTOmNE.
He at once tells the country what it must make up its
mind to do, so long as it determines that the struggle
shall continue If Austria really means hostility to Rus-
aia, and she is expected very soon to throw down the
gauntlet, thewar may be shore; but so long as the war
continues so long must the doubled income tax be paid.
We are not converts to Mr. GL|ADSTONE'S subtleties of ar-
gument when he declares that all incomes shouldbe alike
faxed-the incomes accruing from the withering hand and
perishable brain equally with that which arises from
broad acres and the imperishable three per cents. The
latter should, in our opinion, bear much the heavier bur-
dens. Nevertheless, so long as the country consents to
be taxed, the income is, of all imposts, the most available
at the present crisis and for the present object. And it
must be remembered that, on Mr. GLADSTONR'S equitable
system, we are paying as we go, and that when the war
is over there wll be no back reckonings; taxation will be
lightened, not increased, for past doings.
Bills relating to the army and navy and other matters
of immediate importance have passed the House of Com-
mons. In one for manning the navy Sir JAMES ORAHAM
bas Introduced a new distribution of prize money, a mea-
sure very much needed. The following table shows the
apportionment, as it stood at the commencement of the
last war, In contrast with Sir JAMEs GRAHAM'S division.
Supposing the nett value of a prize to be 6,000, and that
it has been captured by a 60 gun ship, the money would
be distributed as follows:
Admiral......................... 250 0 0 ......... 625 0 '0
Captain ......... ............... 693 0 0........ 1,260 0 0
Lieutenant..................... 5 0 0......... 78'0 0
Warrant officers............. 34 0 0......... 78 0 0
Chief pettyofficer ............ 19I 2 6 ......... 8 16 0
First class ditto.............. 17 4 0......... 8 16 0
Second class ditto ............ 1I 9 6 ......... 8 16 0
Able and ordinary seamen. 5 14 6......... 8 0 0
Lord RAGLAN has taken the command of the British
troops at Scutari, and the French commander-in-chief is
there before this dale. Prince NAPOLEOS is on the spot,
and the Duke of CAMRiDat probably also. The latter is
Hid to haTv rotsnd to &V91 himlD f f 9h1 plage ofed4
him by the SULTAN, being uhWilling to plase himself in
any respect above his commanding officer, Lord RAOLtA.
The health of all the Anglo-French troops ia remarkably
good, although many suffered during the voyage. The
number of foreign troops at Gallipoli on the 23d ultimo
was 86,000. There were 10,000 English troops at Con-
stantinople on the 26th ; they were quartered at Soutri;
an additional number was expected daily. The allied ar-
mies are within a few hours of Varna by sea, and can
move when wanted at the shortest possible notice. The
inaction of the Russian troops on the Danube and in the
Pobrudsoha is exciting considerable wonder. There are
no doubt military reasons to be assigAed for it, but proba-
bly the principal cause is political. Russia is quite aware
that ss soon as she has taken decisive steps in the cam-
paign, and brought the theatre of war into the heart of
the Turkish empire, she can no longer rely on the inac-
tion of Austria. Already the Austrian reserves are tak-
ing up their position on the line. of the Sereth, a river
which flows parallel to the frontier of Transylvania; and
the relations of the two empires are such as to place a
formidable check upon the advances of the Russian forces.
To this motive may be mainly attributed the singular in-
action of the Russian armies, and the embarrassment of
their commanders, who appear to be concentrating their
forces to meet any contingency that may befal them, and
to wait for any orders they may receive from home.
The Turkish fleet, consisting of 22 ships, has joined the
British and French squadrons in the Black Sea. It is again
stated that the siege of Sillatria has commenced.
The question of the charter of the Bank of England is
being discussed at great length in thenewspapers; it will
be materially modified, it is thought, on renewal.
The leading event of the week in the fashionable world
has been the great entertainment at the French Ambassa-
dor's, which was attended by the QucExM and Prince AL-
nERT. It was a very grand affair, and of almost regal
splendor. The Queen danced with Count WALaWSwI, (the
ambassador,) with the Duke of HAMILTOS, and with Earl
GRANVILLE. She subsequently made the circuit of the
salons resting on the arm of the Count WALEWSKI, and on
retiring saluted the Countess on the cheek. Can the union
between La Belle France and Perfide Albion be more com-
plete? Her Majesty has increased her popularity, if pos-
sible, by a wish which, it appears, she expressed to Ad-
miral DuNDAs, on his departure for the East. "The city
of Odessa," says the Admiral in his despatch, "and the
' Mole, containing the ships of all nations, were not mo-
' listed, agreeably to the commands of her Majesty 'to r6-
'spect private property as much as possible.' "
The Emperor of the French has taken another step, and
a very important one, in the path of free trade, by entire-
ly removing the restriction which existed upon the impor-
tation, under the English flag, for consumption in France,
of any merchandise the produce of Asia, Africa, or Ame-
rica; and also upon the importation, under the English
flag, of European products shipped elsewhere than in the
ports of the United Kingdom or its possessions in Europe.
Thus the special hostility of the French tariff to England,
as compared with the rest of the world, is no longer to
According to advices from Madrid of the 9th instant
the Government had refused to comply with the demand
for satisfaction addressed to it by the United States Min-
ister in the affair of the Black Warrior. It has, however,
promised to remit the fine of $6,000 which the owner of
that vessel had been sentenced to pay.
From'Rome the report i4 that the health of the POPE
has considerably improved since his Holiness was twice
A letter from Trieste in the Augsburg Gazette states
that the English and French ambassadors left Athens on
the 3d instant. French troops are immediately to occupy
Greece, in order to put an end to the diversion which that
Government has hitherto encouraged in favor of the com-
mon enemy. This will be done without any formal decla-
ration of war. The future arrangements which it may be
necessary to make respecting Greece will probably have
to wait un ti a general peace.
The Circassians are acting with great vigor, assisted by
European engineers and officers, in the repairs of the
Russian forts lately dismantled and evacuated. They
have also captured some Russian gun-boats, and are or-
ganizing a flotilla, which will do great mischief to the
Russians on the stores of the Black Sea.
MAT 19.-The news of the morning is of a very miscel-
laneous description. The allied fleets were cannonading
Sebastopol on the 10th with guns of long range, with a
view to destroy the advanced works of the port. Three
vessels were cruising along the coast of Circassia, waiting
for the Ottoman fleet, which left Constantinople on the
5th. It consists of 24 vessels, carrying 1,030 guns. Se-
veral foreign officers of distinction accompany the fleet,
which also conveys to the Circassians 60,000 stand of
arms, 200 pieces of artillery, and munitions of war and
money, and 6,000 men. The first object was to bombard
Redout Kaleh, Anapa, and another fort still held by the
Russians; and SEaER PACHA, a celebrated Circassian
chief, is to effect a junction with SCHAMYL. Two English
brigades, under Generals ADAMS and CAMPBELL, are in
readiness to depart on a special expedition, supposed to
be to the shores of Circassia. The capture of, the Rus-
sian forts on the eastern shores of the Black Sea will be a
very important gain for the allies, and will reduce the
hostile army in Asia to great straits. Gen. BOSQUET, a
French officer of great eminence, has inspected the posi-
tion assumed by OMAR PACHA, and is highly pleased
The Times of this morning-states the killed and wound-
ed of the Russian army since it entered the Dobrudscha
to be upwards of 6,000, whilst the deaths by sickness
have at least equalled that number. Late letters from
Vienna state that nothing can be more satisfactory than
the attitude of Austria, and that she is operating favora-
bly upon Prussia.
The debates in Parliament last evening were very un-
Mr. ANTHONY s T. JoHs BAKER, many years British
Consul General at Washington, died at Tunbridge Wells,
where he had resided for some years, on Tuesday last.
The favorable news from Vienna caused a rise in prices
at the Paris Bourse yesterday.
London Stock Exchange, 3 o'celock.-Consols, 88} to 89.
MONETARY AFFAIRS IN ENGLAND.
LOsnON, MAT 15.-If we continue to progress the road
we are going it must end in a panic or a paper curren-
cy. There is no help for it. The Bank of England last
Thursday put up the minimum rate of discount to 65
per cent., for the sole purpose of causing money to be-
come scarce, and thus prevent it going out of the king-
dom. The same process was employed in 1847, and the
result was an application to Government, and, virtually,
the letter issued by Lord John Russell was an abrogation
of the bank act. To my mind we are rapidly approach-
ing the same result, a panic. Much reliance is placed
upon the gold dust to come from Australia; but it does
not come ; business has enlarged so much there that it is
required for colonial business, and cannot be spared to
pay to the mother country. Bad as is the pecuniary con-
dition of the merchants, it is fortunate that the Chan-
cellor of the Exchequer and the Government are exact-
ly in the same awkward condition : the Chancellor's Ex-
chequer bonds are a signal failure; his wants are great-
er than any ones. In June he has the small sum of
8,000,000 of exchequer bills due anid to be met. What-
ever credit the writer may have obtained among your
readers he is willing to stake it on a panic or a paper
currency.- Corr'. New York Courier.
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The French papers that are not taken up with
the counter reports of the eodnter 'Admirals touch-
ing the bombardment of Odessa, or with the dubi-.
tative policy of tc e German Courts, are swelling
with complacent satisfaction as they contemplate
the signal honor lately done to France, in the per.
son of its Ambassador at London, by the British
Queen. She showed Count WALEWSKI the un-
precedented favor" of attending a soirie at the am-
bassadorial residence, accompanied by Prince AL-
BERT and the principal lords and ladies of her court.
It is considered henceforth treason to doubt that
England and France are united indissolubly in the bonds
of peace and friendship. Lord COWVEY, the British Am-
bassador in Paris, who went to London to attend Count
WALEWSKI'S soiree, is, soon after his return to the French
capital, to give another soire ; and the Emperor and Em-
press of France are to prove by their appearance at the
British ambassador's that the entente cordial between
France and England is quite beyond the reach of events.
As for myself, I am a Philip in this matter-Idoubt. Even
in the East, where this accord has been so happily acliiev-
ed, there are some secret elements of disunion at work,
as is proved by the difficulties at Constantinople between
the Sultan and the French ambassador, to which I have
alluded in my last letters, and which have resulted in the
recall of Gen. BABRAaAY D'HILLIEsK. It is now known
that the Sultan was supported in his views by the Eng-
lish ambassador, and that the representatives of tee two
allies were for a moment so estranged as to (ompromit
seriously the interests of the expedition. The M.:,nil.ur,
again alluding to the difference, denies, on Sunday last,
that the English Cabinet had, as reported, insisted upon
the French Cabinet distinctly disavowing the conduct of
Gen. D'HiLLIEUs; and the official journal further asserts
that the conflict which had arisen "had received a solu-
tion conformable to the intentions of France and to the
rights of the Porte." The fact is, Gen. D'H. made him-
self personally and politically intolerable at Constantino-
ple by haughtiness of manner and dictatorial sans gene.
It is probable that henceforth Gen. D'HILLIEaS will be
deemed serviceable only in military functions, for which
such talents as he may have and all his habits render him
By the way, the formation of the two camps of St.
Omer and Marseilles are reported to be giving umbrage,
and to be viewed with apprehension by some of the neigh-
bors of France. Belgium is regarding that of the north
(St. Omer) with evident suspicion. So is Prussia. The
Moniteur has even thought it necessary to formally de-
clare that the Prussian Government had not, as was ru-
mored, asked of the French Cabinet explanations more
satisfactory than have been yet given touching the object
of this military agglomeration. Austria is putting her
army of Italy upon a complete war footing. This mea-
sure is said tAave been hastened if not caused by the
formation of the French camp at Marseilles, of which
Austria is distrustful, as being suggestive if not minatory
of what may happen in the north of Italy "if the flags
of Austria and France should not be united in the East."
Symptoms are increasing almost to the conviction of
some of the semi-official journals of the definitive refusal
of Prussia to incur a rupture with the Czar. In rapid
succession we have witnessed the recall of the late Minis-
ter to London, the dismissal of the Minister of War, Gen.
BONIN, the retirement of the Prince of Prussia (brother
of the King) from the military command of the Rhenish
provinces ; and the rumors prevalent of the intended re-
signation of hi. MANTEUFFEL, President of the Cabinet of
Ministers at Berlin, are so many concurring evidences of
this tendency of the Prussian Government; for all Ihe
above mentioned functionaries are decided partisans of an
anti-Russian policy. The Prince of Prussia represents
and leads that portion of public opinion in Prussia which
is opposed to the Russian influence, and his retirement
has produced a great sensation at Berlin. In his letter
Of resignation his royal highness declared to the King,
says the Gazette of Augsburg, that "his deepest convic-
tions would not permit him to concur in the policy adopt-
ed at the present time and to aid in carrying it into exe-
cution. He therefore prayed his Majesty to permit hjs
retirement from the military position which he then oc-
cupied." Six weeks since he had offered his resignation,
but was then dissuaded from persisting. At that time,
however, he distinctly announced that he would positive-
ly retire unless the policy which seems to be prevailing
were abandoned. Some personal bias at Court (the King
being a brother of the Empress of Russia) and all the in-
stincts and convictions of FREDERIC WILLIAM, as alegiti-
mist sovereign, urge him toward the Czar, and repel an
alliance with France and England. The Czar has been
long considered, and with reason, as the most prominent
representative among the sovereigns of the earth as the
strong right arm of legitimacy. If that cause is ever to
prevail in Europe, it can only be by clinging to alliance
with the Emperor of Russia. All the Courts of Germany,
the petty princes, no less than the leading sovereigns of
Austria and Prussia, feel this to be true. They will avoid,
therefore, till the last extremity, coming to open rupture
with the Power which is the great and only sufficient support
of the legitimist principle against the constitutional and
revolutionary Governments of Western Europe. The in-
stincts and convictions of these Governments repel al-
liance with England and France: with England, because
England is constitutional and free, and at the same time
eminently great, prosperous, and happy; and close" poli-
tical connexion with her could hardly exist without in-
fusing into their populations the idea that there is per-
haps some necessary connexion between such eminent
greatness, prosperity, and happiness, and constitutional
free government; with France, because, though Govern-
ment here is despotic and absolute as their own, and so
far sympathetic, it is at the same time revolutionary, and
therefore profoundly antipathetic. The legitimist sove-
reigns of Europe will never cordially welcome among so-
vereign families or intimately and sincerely ally them.
selves with a monarch who, like NAPOaEON, has publicly
expressed contempt for their persons, and who never lets
escape an opportunity for avowing, and glorying in the
avowal, that he reigns in spite of and by the destruction
of the legitimist principle. France is essentially revolu-,
tionary; England is essentially constitutional: both are
therefore repugnant to the Governments (I do not say to
the people) of Prussia and Austria. And, in addition to
the above considerations, Prussia, Austria, and all the
German States apprehend, not without some reason, that
the instincts of aggression and expansion which charac-
terized the first empire of the Bonapartes will, sooner or
later, develop themselves in the second; and they know
that the Czar only can efficiently aid them in opposing a
barrier to French expansion and aggression. Prussia,
especially, knows that not the Emperor alone but all
Frenchmen cast covetous eyes upon her valuable cis-
Rhenish provinces; and Austria feels that she has on
her eastern frontier powerful provinces that are only
awaiting a sign from Russia to rise in irrepressible insur-
rection. It is not likely, therefore, that the German
States will, under any circumstances likely to grow out
of the present war, be provoked to join the allies in
active hostilities against' a Power with which they have
such strong natural sympathies (I speak of course of the
ruling Governments only) and from which they expect
such important service.
No successor has yet been appointed to Gen. D'HILiERs
as French Ambassador at Constantinople. M. BNEDETTI,
the first Secretary of Legation, has heretofore, as Chargd
d'Affaires, supplied several interim in the Embassy, and
it is supposed that he will be again allowed to do so for
some time. Some high military names have been men-
tioned in connexion with this important post; but the
candidate who seems at present most likely to get the
appointment is a civilian, M. THOUVENEL, ex-Minister to
Munich, at this time occupying a high office in the de-
partment of Foreign Affairs at Paris.
Prince NAPOLEON has arrived at Constantinople, and
received from the Sultan a most flattering welcome. His
arrival was delayed a few days by the unsettled state of
the unfortunate difficulties to which I have alluded be-
tween the Ambassador and the Turkish Cabinet touching
the Catholic (reeks, .ubveot of the Porte. UOn te
adjustment of the affair e. 'H. 4 sent wod to the
Prince that there was no longer reason for him to delay
his arrival. He reached Constantinople on the 1st May,
and immediately took possession of the luxuriously fur-
nished palace assigned to him for a residence. Be soon
had, and he gallantly improved, the opportunity of show-
ing his talentB forcommand. Three days afterhis arrival
a great fire occurred at Constantinople. It broke out at
11 P. M. and raged all night, consuming between two
and three hundred houses. The Prince promptly repair-
ed to the scene of the disaster, at the head of the Roland
and Pandora ships' crews, and I have the word of the
Moniteur for averring that "the energetic direction given
by the Prince at all points electrified the laborers."
Another enthusiastic account declares that the Prince
remained all night, in the midst of the fire," au miliue du
feu, to the great admiration of all beholders. Let us hope
that, by and by, when the Prince reaches the Danube,
he will show himself equally energetic and fire-proof.
Upon the Danube nothing very important has occurred
since the evacuation of Little Wallachia and thu occupa-
tion of the Dobrudscha by the Russians. Yesterday's
Moniteur states that on "the -28th April SALIK-PAcHA
defeated the Russians at Nicopoli. The Russians attempt-
ed to force the passage of the Danube; and, after losing
in the engagement 1,600 men, were forced to retreat.
On the 2d May SULEYMAN-BEy beat the Russians at Ra-
dovan, near Krajowa." Here is the present position of
the respective military forces on the Danube: The ex-
treme right of the Russians occupies the left bank of the
river Aluta. It is composed of the corps coming from
Poyana and from before Kalafat, reinforced by troops
recently arrived from Moldavia. Its reserve is at Ploesti,
some forty miles north of Bucharest. This right wing is
connected with the centre at Guirdsov, on the left bank,
opposite Rutschuck, which is occupied by the third corps
of the army. The centre extends thence along the left
bank of the Danube to Rassova and Kalarasch, the point
at which the river turns abruptly to the north to form the
Dobrudscha. -Its reserve is at Bucharest, about fifty
miles from the river. The left wing occupies the Do-
brutscha, and maintains communication with the troops
of Odessa, commanded by OSTEN SACKSit. The reserve
of the left wing is at Matschin. The Russian troops now
on the Danube may be put down at 180,000 men. The
second reserve is still on the banks of the Dnieper. Its
force is not yet exactly known.
The left wing of the Turkish forces, composed of the
troops that lately occupied Kalafat and Widin, and of a
portion of the reserves brought up from Sophia, has its
headquarters at Slatina, on the left bank of the Aluta,
about fifty miles above its confluence with the Danube.
It occupies the Aluta to near its mouth, and connects
with the centre at Rutschuck. It occupies on the right
bank the strong fortified cities of Rutachuck, Turtukai, and
Silistria, the garrisons of which have recently been rein-
forced by detachments forwarded from the reserves of the
centre, which are stationed at Shumla. The right wing
of the Turks is posted along the line of the wall of Trajan,
between the Danube and the sea, fronting the Russian
troops that occupy the Dobrudsoha. Its reserves are at
Varna and Bazardjik. The total of these Turkish troops
on the Danube may be estimated at 130,000 combatants.
Since the bombardment of Odessa the fleets in the
Black Sea seem to be resting on their laurels. They
cast wishful eyes upon the Russian fleet at Sebastopol,
but no balls. A small Turkish squadron has sailed from
Constantinople with munitions of war for the Circassians,
after delivering which the squadron is to join the allies,
and share with them the future glories of the campaign.
A decree of the Emperor of Russia, dated 3d May,
invests the General OSTEN SACKEN with the order of St.
Andrew, for his brilliant service in repelling the attack
of the allied squadrons on Odessa, the 22d April.
The allied fleets in the Baltic have not yet sunk the
Russian fleet, stormed Cronstadt, and taken St. Peters-
burgh; but they say they will do so, or something very
like it, if a west wind blows at the moment of the break-
ing up of the ice of the Neva.
We have news this morning of a new levy of 96,000
men ordered by Austria "for the defence of its frontiers."
This is deemed by the optimist politicians of France as a
decided step of the Cabinet of Vienna toward the Western
Powers. Who but the Czar, they ask, threatens your.
frontiers ? It might be replied that Austria has frontiers
in Italy that are apparently beyond the reach of the
Russians; and touching which I signalized something
like a threat emanating from France a month or two ago.
Moreover, as mentioned above, Austria is viewing with
suspicion the formation of the camp at Marseilles, and
has already responded by putting her army in Northern
Italy upon a war footing. But, say the optimists,
Austria has just declared to Russia that she will consider
either the formal annexation of the principalities of the
Danube to the Russian empire or thepassagys of the Balkans
by the Russian troops as a casus belli. This may be
safely declared, for neither event is at all likely to happen
during this war; and the formal announcement of such
casus bell (if such have really been made, which is not
probable) is rather proof that Austria does not mean to
depart from her neutrality and join the Western Powers.
A letter from Madrid,,dated 10th May, states that Mr.
SOULE, after repeated interviews with the Minister of
Foreign Affairs, has satisfactorily settled the affair of the
ATTACK ON AN AMERICAN BOAT IN CHINA.
FROM THE SORTH-COHINA HERALD OF MARCH 11.
On Monday evening about dusk, as Mr. Ayer's pilot-
boat, flying the American flag, was coming up the reach,
one of the Taoutae's vessels, the Clown, fired a shot at
her. The boat, in which was Mr. Linklater and six
Chinese, was soon hailed round under the Compton, and
the officer on board ordered the Chinese sailors upon
deck and had them tied up to the mainmast, but allowed
Mr. Linklater to go away, after having overhauled the
boat. As soon as Mr. Ayer was informed of this pro-
ceeding he laid his complaint before the United. States
consul, who referred him to Capt. :Kelly, and he accord-
ingly went on board the United States ship Plymouth,
and Capt. Kelly, upon hearing of the assault, very prompt-
ly manned a boat, which was placed under command of
Lieut. Guest, who proceeded immediately to the Compton
and asked for the captain, who was not to be found. At
last a Portuguese on board the Compton said he was in
command, and Mr. Guest at once demanded "how he
dared to make prisoners of men under the American
flag ?" and demanded their release. The Portuguese re-
plied he did not do it, and that he had no authority to
set them free. Whereupon Lieut. Guest ordered his men
to board, which was done with the greatest alacrity, and
cut the prisoners from the mainmast, where they had been
tied by the hair.
It was observed at this moment that some hien on the
poop of the vessel were levelling their muskets at the
American officer and Mr. Linklater, who accompanied
him. Mr. Guest very energetically levelled his revolver
at the Portuguese, telling him that on the first shot being
fired he would blow his brains out. The Portuguese, in
great alarm, immediately ordered his men to dlesist. .The
crew and boat were then taken off without further hinder-
ance. There is no plea offered for this gross insult to
the American flag except that the boat had some shot
on board, which it is in the habit of carrying for ballast.
Mr. Murphy, the United States Consul, in correspon-
dence with the Taoutae on this subject, has laid down the
doctrine that, under no pretence whatever, shall property
or persons while under the protection of the United States
flag be molested by the Chinese authorities with impunity.
But if any claim is supposed by them to exist against
persons or property under the United States flag, the
complaint must be made to him, the only person known
in the treaty to have the power of settlement.
The promptitude with which the United States Consul
and Capt. Kelly attended to this complaint, and the energy
with which Mr. Guest carried out his instructions, which
were of a very delicate and difficult nature, are very
praiseworthy, and we hope will check the insolent bear-
ing of those in command of the ex-Taoutae's ships, who
are frequently firing, on some frivolous pretence, upon
boats passing up and down the river.
IGHTH STREET UPHOLSTERY AND Paper-
Hanging Store, 3 doors north of Pennsylvania
avenue.-DAVID A. BAIRD respectfully begs leave to in-
form the public that he has on hand a splen4ldid assortment of
new Paper-hangings, Borders, and Decorations of every de-
scription, which he will either sell or put up on very reason-
Also, on hand a very extensive stock of gold-bordered
Shades, and trimmings to match.
Persons intending to have oak or any other kind of panel
work done are respectfully invited to call and see the finish-
ed specimens at the store of the eaboeriber,
maT l0-iiawif tB
POST ROADS IN FLORIDA.
Roads in Florida declared post roue by act* of
Congre.rs, ti(A thM ycjers m whiAr eay ows so declared,
compiled fram the ratted Slates Laws.
From Alaqua to Geneva, Alabama; 1848.
From Alligator to Olustee; 1848.
From Apalabchirula to Bainbridge, Georgia, 1853.
Fr-:.m Augusta to 5lelende; 154S.
From Columbus to Troupville,, Georgia; 1848.
From Fanning to Waukeena, via Cook's Hammock, Warrior,
Fenhalloway, BEclinfurie, and Rocky Ford; 1848.
From Fanning to Marion, via Cook's Hammock, Warrior,
Fenhalloway, Beonfence, and Rocky Ford; 1852.
- From Fort Dade to Spring Hill, via Melendez; 1848.
From Fort Dade to Bay Port, via Springfleld; 1853.
From Haddock's to Langsbury, Georgia, via Burnt Fort
From Haddock's to Jefferon, Georgia, 1838.
From Homosassa to Cedar Key; 1848.
From Homosassa to Long Pond, via Crystal river; 1848.
From Homosassa to-Long Pond, via Cryistal river and We-
From Jacksonville to St. Mary's, via St. John and Fernan-
From Jacksonville to Alachuce C. H., via Black creek, 1828.
From Jacksonville to St. Mary's, Georgia, via Nassau C. H.;
Frem Jacksonville to Alligator, via Brady Branch; 1847.
From Japksonville to Alligator, via Brady Branch, Barber's,
and Ocean Pond; 1848.
From Jacksonville to St. Mary's, Georgia, via Haddock's,
Kirkland's, and Nassau court-house ; 1848.
From Jacksonvilt to Miami, via Mandarin, Black Creek,
Picolati, Pilatka, Volusia, Fort Butler, Enterprise, Marysville,
and headwaters of St. John, (by water,) thence by land, via
Indian river, Palos, San Lucia, and Jupiter; 1848.
From Jasper to Centre Vllage, via Blount's Ferry and
Rawlerson's Perry; 1848.
From Key West'to Charleston, S. C., via Miami river, Indi-
an river, and Mosquito Inlet; 1847.
From Key West to Mobile, Alabama; 1851.
From Key West to New Orleans, Louisiana, via Cedar Key,
St. Marks, Apalachicola, and Pensacola; 1851.
From Key West to New Orleans, Louisiana, via Cedar Keys,
Tampa Bay, St. Marks, Apalachicola, and Pensacola; 1862.
From Micanopy to Fort Harlee, via Fort Clark; 1848.
From Micanopy to Barbour's, via Fort Crane, Fort Harlee,
and New River; 1848.
From Madison court house to Clay's Landing; 1853.
From Madison court-house to Clay's Landing, via Charles's
Mills, Charles Ferry,.and New Boston; 1853,
From Marianna to Daleville, Alabama; 1836.
From Marianna to St. Josephs ; 1836.
From Marianna to St. Andrew's Bay; 1845.
From Marianna to Milton, via Uchee Anna, and Alaqua;
From Marianna to Ochesee; 1848 and 1851.
From Marianna to Apalachicola, via Calhoun court-house;
From Marianna to Abe's Spring; 1851.
From Marianna to Oglethorpe, Georgia, via Woodville,
Alabama; Blakely, Georgia; andtCuthbert; 1853.
From Milton to Sparta; 1847.
From Milton to Sparta, Alabama, via Escambia county, and
From Monticello to Magnolia; 1832.
From Monticello to Alachua court-house, via Rosoitur's
Ferry, Hamilton court-house, and Alligator; 1832.
From Monticello to the Gadsden Spring, Suwannee river,
through Hamilton county; 1838.
From Monticello to Jacksonville, via Mineral Springs; 1838.
From Monticello to St. Marks, via Marion, Wacissa, and
From Monticello to Thomasville, Georgia; 1853.
From Newnansville to MoKinney's; 1845.
From Newnansville to Pilatka; 1848.
From Newnansville to Cedar Keys, via Wacassa; 1848.
From Newnansville to Orange Springs, via Madisonboro';
From New River to Middleburg; 1852.
From Nassau court-house to Fernandina; 1848.
From Okahumpka to Fort Butler; 1847.
From Okahumpka to Abrahamptown; 1848.
From Pensacola to Fort Hawkins, Alabama; 1822.
From Pensacola to Blakely, Alabama; 1827.
From Pensacola to Fort Crawford; 1827.
From Pensacola to Fort Mitchell, Georg;a, via Pike court-
house, Alabama, 1828.
From Pensaeola to Campbelltown, via Floridatown and Pitt-
man's Ferry; 1838.
From Pensacola to Key West, via Apalachicola, St. Marks,
Cedar Keys, and Tampa; 1817.
From Pensacola to Apalachicola, via St. Andrews and St.
From Pensacola to the navy yard; 1858.
From Pensacola to Belleville, Alabama, via Escambia;
From Quincy to Seclude; 1848.
From Quincy to Reform, via Rocky Comfort; f848.
From Quiney to Apalachicola; 1848.
From St. Augustine to Pensacola, via Pioolata and St.
John's rivers, Vollusia at.Dexter's, and St. Marks; 1822.
From St. Augustine to Pensacola, via the most convenient
and practicable route; 1823.
From St. Augustine to St. Johns; 1828.
From St. Augustine to Key West, via Smyrna, Indian river,
San Lucia, Jupitsr, Miami, Key Largo, and Indian Key, by
From Sopchoppy to Walker, on the Oklockny river, In Wa-
kulla county: 1852.
From Tallahaesee to St. Marks; 1828.
From Tallahassee to Jacksonville, via Alligator; 1838.
From Tallahassee to Sopchoppy, via Benhaden and Shell
From Tallahassee to Micosaukee, via Centreville; 1848.
From Tampa to Apalachlsola, via Cedar Keys and St.
Marks, by sea; 1848.
From Tampa to Key West, via Savasota and Charlotte har-
bor, by sea; 1848.
From Tampa to Savasota, via Manatee; 1848.
From Tampa to Mellonville, via Hitchepuoksassee and Fort
From Tampa to Old Tampa Bay; 1853.
From Tampa to Old Fort Mellyn; 1853.
From Tampa to Fort Mellon, via Kennedy's store and Sum-
merlin's store; 185'.
MORE NEW GOODS.-We are now opening a choice
lot of Summer Goods, consisting, in part of, viz :
A large lot of Silks, of all kinds, some first rate, at 50 eta
Plain plaid and figured Bereges
Plain plaid and figured Silk Grenadines
Plain striped and figured Berege Delains, at 12j cents,
worth 25 cents
Organdy Muslins and Organdy Robes
4,000 yards 4-4 Lawns at 6j cents, worth 121 cents
4,000 dot 4-4 do at 121 cents, worth 25 cents
Silk andi Lace Mantillas
50 p,;. .:es One and medium Swiss Muslins
35 do pla. l and striped do
60 do waite Cambrics
75 do pTid Cambres
50 do Naisjuok Jtshioh
Hosiery of all kind
500 Parasols, new styles
560 Bonnets, new shapes
500 pieces Bonnet Ribands
Men's and Boy's wear, of all kinds
A large lot of Domestics, of all kind
60 pieces colored Mattings
100 pieces white Mattings
Three-ply and Ingrain Carpets
All those wishing to purchase goods cheaper than can be
had elsewhere will do well to give us a call, as we have pur-
chased a great many goods at auction at great sacrifice.
HALL A BROTHER.
may 29-3taw3wif [Union and Star]
E XTENSIVE AND SUPERIOR ASSOR WMENT
of Mattlngs.-We respectfully announce to house-
keepers that our stock of the above article at this time com-
prises, we think, the most complete and extensive that has
ever been offered to this community. Attention is particu-
larly asked to those in pur stock which are marked as follows:
Extra Contract 4-4, 6-4, and 6 -4 white Gowqua
Do colored do
Extra colored Foekking in Brussels figures. This is an en-
tirely new article in this market
Extra white Manhing, in extra heavy quiallty and at very
Also, 10 bales of those delightful Choc Lees, or India Bed
Mats, for summer use.
Those who have never yet used this article have no idea
what a luxury can be had for so very small a price. (fifty
ocnts.) These are the last we shall ever be able to offer fur
sale, as the price does not compensate for the cost of impor-
Also, 10 bales superior 3-4, 4-4, and 6-4 Cocoa Mattigs
10 bales Spanish and Manilla Mattings, in colors. Both
these kinds are very heavy and strong and the Very best cov-
ering for public halls and thoroughfares. "
Also, 1 bale of 60 gross hitting and Carpet Bindings.
All she above goods we can confidently recommend as the
best of their kind in this country, and will be sold at prices
which cannot fail to satisfy.
may 15-eo3w CLAGETT A DODSON.
LEKUANI" IfLOt)It OILCLOTFS.-Just received
andl un sale 2 5 sheets of iroods in the above line, which
we are rapidly cutting up as per diagrams.
Those in want nf Oiloloths which are as rich as can be pro-
duced by the most faithful workmanship and materials wi Ull
do Well to call and examine our stock. On a specimen of the
quality of the body of the cloth we have on exhibition is a
most life-like portrait of Washington, to which the attention
of the public is invited. To the manufacturers of these Oild-
cloths was awarded the highest class medal at the World's
Fair, New York.
Amongst the designs will be found beautiful imitation Mo-
saic inlaying patterns of flowers on variegated tiles, on very
Tapestry patterns after rich velvet carpets
Oak and walnut-grained pannels
Marble, granite, and porcelain tiles and chintz patterns
Also, a st.ok of rich Berlin and Leipzic Table OillItha,
from 4 to 8-4 wide.
Housekeepers in want of goods in the 'above line will do
well to call on us soon, as we nod it difficult to keep up a full
supply if such as we now have.
CLAOETT A DODOON.
may 15-3waed [Union,Globe, Alex.Gaz.& Roek.Jour.]
G EiNTLEMEN'S DRAWEIIS, of Linen, Cotton,
Ganze Merino, do. Cotton, a full assortment of all ases,
just received at L AN-E 'S
Gentlemen's Furnishing Store,
Penasylvaula avenue, near 4j stret,
ay 2T-4lwif t ,ar? a")
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
N pursuanse of law, 1, FRAN KLIN PIERCE, Peienlt
of the United States of America, do hereby declare and
make known that public sales will be held at the undermnentloned
land ofiEc&. in the Territory of MIumEOATA, at the time herein desig-
natd, toin all:
At the land ,ffl.'-e at B&riW-Wsvu.L, rommenietng on Monday, the
eleventh day a .itemte-r nest, for th., dipcspal of the public lands
situated within Lne undermentl'.nrd townships, viz:
North of the base line and west of th fifth p aeipal meridian.
T,.na.bips one hundred and one and one hundred and two, of
T'w.whir. one hundred and one and one hundred and rn, of
Townships one hundred and one and one hundred and two, of
Townships one hundred and one and one hundred andi two. of
Townships one hundred and one one hundred and two, one hun.
dred and three, and one hundred and foura, orange nine.
Townships one hundred and one, one hudred and two, one hun-
dred and three, and one hundred and four, of range ten.
Townships one hundred and one, one hundred and two, one hun-
dred and three, one hundred and four, and one hundred and five, of
' At the same place, commencing on Monday, the twenty-fifth day
of September next, for the disposal of the public lands within the
limits of the following townshipsl vi:
North of the base line and west of the fifth 'principal meridian.
Townships one hundred and one, one hundred and two, one hun-
dred and three, one hundred and four, and one hundred and five, of
Townships one hundred and one, one hundred and two, one huna
tired and three, and one hundred and four, of range thirteen.
Townships one hundred and one, one hundred and two, and one
hundred and three, of range fourteen,
Townships one hundred and one, one hundred and two, one hun-
dred and three, and one hundred and four, of range fiftReen.
Townships one hundred and two, one hundro-J and three, one hun-
dred and four, and one hundred and five, of range sixteen.
Townships one hundred and four and one hundred and five, of
At the land office at STna.L WATJEr, commencing on Monday, the
eleventh day of September next, for the disposal of the public l hands
situated in the following-named townships, vtY:
North of the base line sand west of the fourth principal meridian.
Township forty-one, of range sixteen.
Township forty-two, of range seventeen.
Townships forty, forty-one, and forty-two, of range eighteen.
Islands in sections fifteen, twenty-two, twenty-seven, and twenty-
eight, in township thirty-three, and townships thirty-eight, thirty.
nine, and forty, of range nineteen.
Also, the following tracts, situated in the former military reserva-
tion at Fort Snelling. to be sold under the provisions of the act enti,
tied "An act to reduce and define the boundaries of the military rer
serve at the Saint Peter's river, in the Territory of Minnesota," ap-
proved 25th of August, 186% and which are not subject c. pre-emp.
The south half of section four, south half of section five, sections
eight, nine, and ten; the west half and southeast fractional quarter
of section elevet, sections fourteen, fifteen, seventeen, twenty-one,
except lots one, two, and three, reserved for military purposes at the'
erry,) twenty-two, and twenty-three, exclusive of all the Islands in
the Mississippi river, in township twenty-eight, of range twenty-three.
At the laud office at MuxxzaPous, commencing on Monday, the
eighteenth day of September next, for the disposal of the public lands
in the following-named townships, of which the portions situated
within the former military reserve at Fort Snelling are to be sold in
accordance with the provisions of the act of 26th of August, 1852,
herein above'quoted, and which are not subject to pre-emption claims,
North of the base line andwest of the fourth principal meridian.
Townships twenty-seven &n.] iwincyi.bt exclusive of the islands
in the Mississippi river, of rantb'- t ,o'y'lwr
Townships twenty-seven, twenty-eight, and twenty-nine, exclusive of
the islands in the Mississippi river, of range twenty-three.
Townships twenty-seven, twenty-eight, and twenty-nine, exclusive
of the islands In the Mississippi river, of range twenty-four.
Lands appropriated by law for the use of schools, military, and
other purposes wilt be excluded from the sales.
The offering of the above lands will be commenced on the days ap-
pointed, and will proceed in the order in which they are-advertised,
with all convenient dispatch, until the whole shall have been offered,
and the sales thus closed; but no sale shall be kept open longer than
two weeks, and no private entry of any of the lands will be admitted
until after the expiration of the two weeks.
Given under my hand, at the city of Washington, this third day of
June, anne Domini one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four.
By the President:
Commissioner of the Genbral Land Office.
NOTICE TO PRE-EMPTION CLAIMANTS.
Every person entitled to the right of pre-emption to any of the lands
within the townships and parts of townships above enumerated is re-
quired to establish the same to the satisfaction of the register and re-
ceiver of the proper land office, and make payment therefor asn mn as
practicable after seeing this notice, and before the day appointed for the
commencement of the public sale of the lands embracing the tract
claimed; otherwise such claim will be forfeited. N WILSON,
Commissioner of the OGeneral Land Office.
]IARPER'S Magazine for June, at Shiillngton's
Fanny Fern's new book, second series of her Leaves.
Regenald Lyle, by Miss Pardoe.
Rival Beauties, or Love and Diplomacy.
Knickerbocker Magazine for June.
Behind the Scene, by Lady Bulwer.
Dickens's Household Words for June.
All the New Books, Magazines, and every thing in the
stationery line for sale at
JOE SHILLINGTON'S Bookstore, Odeon Building,
Corner of 4J street and Pennsylvania avenue.
june 1-Stif [Star]
UST RECEIVED from Auction
25 pieces French Lawns and Organdie Muslim
50 do Embroidered and Dotted Swiss do
50 do Plain and Printed Bereges, very cheap
25 do Silk Tissues and Twisted Silks
12 rich Lawn end Berege Robe Dresmes
25 pieces super Black and Plain Silks, very low
25 do Embroidered and Plain Silk Mantillas
1,000 yards Striped and Plain Silk at 62J tas., worth $1
A full assortment of Hosiery, Gloves, Embroideries, Ladies'
and Misses' Twisted Silk Mits, Kid and Silk Gloves, with
many other new and desirable Goods, all of which have been
bought at very great sacrifice, and will be sold accordingly.
ff Observe that all articles sold at our estab'ishmuent are
warranted to prove as represented.
MAXWELL, SEARS & COLLY,
7th street, three doors above Penn. avenue.
HOUSE FURNISHiING EMPORIUM, 9th street,
a few doors from Pennsylvania avenue.-CAMseua
SrTS.-We have just opened a very handsome assortment of
enamelled Chamber Sets, consisting of Wardrobe, Dressing
Bureau, four Chairs, one Rocker Chair, Bedstead, Washstand,
Lightstand, and Towel Rack, in handsome black and gold,
red oak, imitation oak, imitation bla k walnut, and fancy
colors, all of which we will sell low. Also in store, Lambee's
Refrigerators and Niagara Shower Baths, and Boston Bowls,
and Household Furniture of every description that is useful.
Handsome Parlor Sets of the newest pattern as to shapes and
style of Goods. Give us a call before purchasing.
June 2-3teoif fDONN & BROS.
EW CHEtESE, &c.-Now landing-
50 boxes prime new Cheese
100 dozen Anderson's celebrated Yest Powders
10 cases do do Soap do
10 do Underwood's Boston Pickles
10 do do Walnut and Musroom Catsup
For sale by MIDDLETON A BALL.
W IINE S'JORI.-JOHN H. BUTHMANN, Pennsyl-
vania avenue, south side, between Four-and a-half
and Sixth streets, has received an Invoice of BRine and Mo-
selle Wine. Also, French Wine in cases, via:
Chateau Lafltte, Margaux
Haunt Sauterne, and St. Julien
June 1-Stif [Union, Sentinel, Star, and News]
FRENiNCH SHIRT BOSOMS, WRISTBANDS, and
Ruffles, a new supply, just received at
Gentlemen's Furnishing Store,
Pennsylvania avenue, near 4k street.
may 27-dlwif (Star, Sentinel)
T HIS IS TO GIVE NOVICE that Ltc eubsohbor hath
obtained from the Orphans" C.,urt of Washing[,n county,
in the District of Columtmu tleters testamentary on the per.
sonal estate of John W. Simonton, late of Waehinglhn Ooun-
ty, deceased. All persons having'olsms against the said
deceased are he.'rely warned tI" eshbilt the same, with the
vouchers thereof, to the euttscrlber, oat or before the 3d day
of June next ; they may otherwise by law be excluded from
all benefit of the said estate.
Given under my hand this 3d day of June, 1854.
June 5-w3w WILLIAM JONES, Executor.
In the C'ircuit Court Ior womerset county, sitting in
Experience Lore, Jacob H. Hill and wife, Alfred Lore, John
Voshell and wife, and George W. P. Smith,
Elizabeth Lore. .
TiHE object of this bill is to procure a decree for the sale
of certain real estate, situate in Somerset county, Mary-
land, of which Auley Lore died seised. The bill states that
some time ,unee the year eighteen hundred and forty, Auley
Lore departed this life intestate, leaving Experience Lore, his
widow, and Jane Hill, wife of Jacob H. Hill, Alfred Lore,
Aane Voshell, wife uf Jno. Voshell, and a certain Rachel C.
Records, and a grand-daughlter, Elizabeth Lore, daughter of
a certain George W. Lote, who was a son of Auley Lore, his
onlyt heirs at law ; that the said Rachel hath sold and con-
veyed her interest in the snd real estate Ls George W. P.
Smith, as appears by an sauLhenti.-ated copy of her deed to
said Smith, died as part of the bill and marked "exhibit A ;"
that all the said coiplainanto are of full age, a-d none of
them desires It. take the maid real estate at the valuation there-'
of by the Commissioners, according tlu the act of Aseembly in
such case made and provided : and that the said Elizabeth
Lore is en infant, under the age of twenty-one years, and re-
sides ; n the State of Alabama; that the said real estate Is
not susceptit-le of division amongst the said parties; and that
they are then entitled to hare the same slud and the proceeds
thereof distributed amongst the parties entitled thereto in
proportion to their respective interests : It is thereupon ad-
judged and ordered by the Judge of the said Court in Equity
that the complainants, by causing a copy of this order to be
inserted in sume newspaper published at Washington city
once in each of four successive weeks, three months before
the tenth day of October next, give notice to the absent de-
randant of the object and substance of this bill, and warn her
to appear in this Court in person or by aesolicitor, on or before
the said tenth day of October next, to answer the premises,-
and show esae, if any she has, why a decree ought not to
pass sprayed. AR&A SPENOE.
True oopy. Test; LhVIN WOOLFORD,
Palsf 6-w4v Ctk,
"Usety ad Union, now and forever, one and
MONDAY, JUNE 5, 1854.
THEB ELECTION POLLS.
We understand that the Judges of Election in
the several Wards, anticipating a larger number of
votes to be given than usual, have made all practi-
cable arraignments to enable the citizens to vote
with facility and comfort. It is nevertheless sug-
gested to all who desire to avoid the obstructions
which may srs from the settlement of disputed
votes, &c. that they give their voles as early as
Our neighbor, the Union, commences an article
in its yesterday's number on the contradictory rea.
sens we have lately cited from Northern and South.
erm papers in favor of the Nebraska bill with the
DousLI HEADED PPOSITioN.-The best -representa-
tive of the, two-sided' and double-headed opposition to
the Nebraska bill is the rational Intelligencer. The North-
ern side of the ntelliJencir declares it to be a triumph of
slavery, and the Southern side of the Intelligencer makes
it an exclusive Northern measure. It is rather a difficult
business, however, this playing of two principal characters in
one piece, and it results in many awkward situations."
It was impossible not to commiserate the embar-
rassment of the Union when i found itself obliged
to turn so sharp a corner on the Nebraska bill.
The readers of that model organ well remember, no
doubt, how fiercely it assailed the repeal of the Mis-
souri compromise when the movement was first in-
troduced in the Senate, and with what a disciplined
promptitude it faced about when it was discovered
to be an "Administration measure," and that in
denouncing the proposition it had spoken without
the card. The first step was creditable to the hon-
orable impulses of the Union; its second we were
disposed to excuse as the result of an inex-
orable political necessity ; and therefore, while
the public, including many irreverent Democrats,
were making merry at the alacrity with which the
Union had changed front on the question, we could
but pity the painfulness of its position, and abstained
from any remark on it until compelled in self-defence
to do so. It is an old saying that one renegade is
worse than ten Turks; and, in verification of the
adage, the Union, after its own conversion, became,
of all its coadjutors in support of the Nebraska bill,
the most intolerant and proscriptive.
In the outset, the Intelligencer agreed with the
Union that the repeal of the Missouri Compromise
was required by nothing to justify the agitation
which it would necessarily create throughout the
country, and that upon a calm review of the whole
ground it could see no good reason for disturbing
the compromise of 1820 or 1850. This was in
substance the language of the Union itself; but a
new light soon broke upon it, and, for reasons which
it deemed sufficient, it went over to the support of
the bill. It was our misfortune not to share in the
new light which guided the course of the Union.
We were left to the dim light of our first judgment,
and remained where we were; but the Union, in-
stead of extending to our benighted consistency
some grains of charity, has kept up a fire of impu-
tations upon us as fierce and uncharitable as if we
had been the deserters and they the adherents of
their original opinion.
In occasional references to the Nebraska bill, and
to show that even its supporters were disagreed as
to any substantial good which it promised, we have
from time to time qi.oted the views of journals of
various parts of the country which advocate the bill
on different and conflicting grounds; but in doing
this we have confined ourselves to quotations from
Democratic papers exclusively. This the Union,
with an unfortunate confusion of phraseology, calls
a double-headed opposition." But as its double-
headedness consists simply in extracts from Demo-
cratic supporters of the bill, we leave the Union to
parry the force of shots of that description, all from
its own side.
We doubt not that it was in the inadvertence of
remorseful feeling that the Union dropped the re-
mark as to the "difficulty of playing two principal
characters in one piece." In the Nebraska drama
we have attempted but a single t character, and that
a very humble one. The Union has tried two, and
can best tell what the difficulty is and what the
pain of the experiment. As a worthy Senator, now
no more, once said, our withers are unstrung."
The Boston Courier states that at the Cadets'
supper on Wednesday evening Governor WASH-
BURN repudiated with indignant earnestness the in-
sinuation that he sympathized with the murderous
and treasonable sentiments uttered in Faneuil Hall
on Friday evening. The report, he said, was an
absolute and unqualified falsehood. He compli-
mented the military for the part which they had
taken during the past week in maintaining the pub-
lic peace, and he thanked them sincerely. Col.
JoHw C. PARK was also present, and made a speech.
He told the asen, if they were called out to main-
tain the public peace and to assist in the enforce-
ment of the national laws;to do their duty.
Gen. HOUSTON, who has been for some weeks
absent on a visit to Texas, has returned to Wash-
ington and taken lodgings at Willard's Hotel.
The Cumberland Miner's Journal of Friday gives
the following items:
CANAL NAVbeATaON.-We are happy to learn that the
Chesapeake and Ohio canal is again in fine boating order
throughout its entire length, and that there is every pros-
f oeet of an exemption from breaks or other casualties
for the rest of the season.
FEANKLI4 COAL COMPANY.-A new company under this
name has been organized under the general law of the
State of Maryland. The proprietors are citizens of Mary-
land and Alexandria, Virginia, atd will work their mines,
which are situated in the George's Creek Valley, one
mile from Westernport, as individual operators.
Uso Co.A AxND InoN ComPANY.-A company under
this name was chartered by the late Legislature of Penn-
sylvania, nd is making arrangements to go into active
operation, Their lands consist of 2,000 acres, and lie
adjoining the village' of Wellersburg, nine miles from
The Marquis CH. DE MONTHOLON, Consul Gene-
ral of Franee at New York, arrived there on Thurs-
day, with his family, on board the steamer Asia.
The Legislature of New Hampshire will meet in
annual session at Concord on Wednesday next, the
7th instant. The inauguration of the new Gover-
nor, NATHANIEL B. BAKER, is appointed to take
place .On the 8th.
CUSTom-Hous. DiscipLit.-Mr. HmxA Buran, a New
York Inspector of Customs, received notice from Mr.
Coulector RzD1IKLD, on the Ist instant, that his services
were no longer required. The national Democrat says:
"He is removed upon the solitary ground that his bro-
ther has refused, while editing a Democratic paper, to
applaud tbe nation aud pollby of the Admilnitradl."
We glean from the correspondent news-caterers
the annexed items, which may be *araeterized as
"important, if true."
Observer writes to the Philadelphia Ledger the
"I am very happy lo inform you that the fishing treat.
ty between the United States and England is nearly com-
pleted. All the points are, in fact, essentially agreed
upon. Lord Elgin will not leave Washington till the
treaty is signed, which will require not only the ratifi.
cation of the Senate, but a corresponding act of the
House of Representatives. The treaty, which is an ad-
vantageous and at the same time just one, wlft no doubt
be ratified, and an act of Congress will make our reve-
nue laws conform to it. E
"The President, having shown his determination to
protect Cuba from the filibusters, will ask Congress in a
quiet manner for an appropriation, which may be insert-
ed In the civil and diplomatic appropriation bill, to send
out commissioners to Spain to negotiate for the acquisi-
tion of the island. The President cannot appoint these
commissioners while Congress is in session without the
consent of Congress and the advice and consent of the
Senate; but he may do as he pleases during the recess
if the interests of the country require it. The Hon. Geo.
M. Dallas and the Hon. Howell Cobb are undoubtedly
selected as the gentlemen most likely to achieve the de-
S.," to the New York Times, gives the follow-
ing item: : I
"My impressions in relation to the contemplated an-
nexation of the Sandwich Islands are fully confirmed by
additional and positive information. The negotiations
have been industriously pushed forward for some time
past, and a treaty of annexation is expected by the Pre-
sident in the next despatches from Hawaii. It is fully
believed that the arrangement had been so perfected at
last advices %s to be safe from future accident."
FROM MOBILE AND HAVANA.
The United States mail steamship Black Warrior ar-
rived at New York on Friday night, with 148 passengers
and one thousand bales of cotton as freight. She left
Mobile on the'evening of the 25th, arrived at Havana on
the 27th at 7 P. M., and left there on the evening of the
28th of May for New York.
There was nothing of interest transpiring at Havanat.
The French Admiral, with a frigate and steamer, and the
Spanish fleet were in port; also, a large number of Ame-
rican merchantmen, loading.
The United States steamship Fulton, all well on board,
left Havana a short time before the arrival of the Black
The United States mail steamer Franklin sailed from
New York on Saturday for Southampton and Havre with
280 passengers and $1,261,400 in specie. Among the
passengers is Prince JEROME BONAPARTE and son.
DESTRUCTION OF SEMINARY BUILDINGS.
FROM THE ALBANY EVENING JOURNAL.
The spacious four-story edifice in Charlotteville, Scho-
harte county, New York, known as the Charlotteville Se-
minary, was totally destroyed by fire on Wednesday morn-
ing. The fire originated from E .tluv--pipe in one of the
upper rooms, near which some clothe ha'd been carelessly
hung; and in a few moments after the fire was discover-
ed the roof was in flames, spreading with such rapidity
as to defy all attempts at their arrest. At the time the
fire was discovered nearly all the pupils (eight hundred in
number) were in the chapel attending morning service.
They immediately dispersed, and succeeded in saving
most of their clothing, books, and furniture. Most of
the apparatus of the academy was also saved. The loss,
however, in fixtures and buildings, will be- large. The
property was insured in a sum nearly sufficient to cover
the loss. The academy has been in operation for four
years, under the patronage of the Methodist Conference.
The edifice will be immediately rebuilt. Meanwhile the
scholars will find quarters elsewhere in the village, as ap-
pears by the following letter from the principal:
CHARLOTTEVILLE, (N. Y.) MAY 81.
At nine o'clock, while the students were all in chapel, an
alarm of fire was given. The students left the chapel in order,
and immediately formed a line with the fire buckets& and
quenched the fire in several places, hut it was found that it
had made such headway that it was impossible to stop it. Ef-
forts were made to save the south buildings, but the fire
spread so rapidly that there was only time to remove the
students' goods. The wind was high and in a direction to
sweep all the buildings.
The four seminary buildings, 430 feet in length and
four stories high, and 210 feet of out-buildings, all ,.f
wood, in less than an hour were one red sheet of fire.
A dozen houses were on fire at the same time, and many
of them in a dozen places. Fires were kindling all along
for the space of a mile, and it seemed at one time that the
whole must be burnt. But for the daring bravery displayed
by every man on the ground this must have been its fate.
No sooner did a burning cinder light than it was quenched.
One barn at the distance of half a mile was burnt down. This
was all the further damage done.
All except ten of the students got their things out of their
rooms. Not a student was injured.
At twelve o'clock the students assembled in the church,
when the students in the building on the opposite side of the
river (a building containing 120 rooms) proposed to take two
more in each room. The people in the village proposed to ac-
commodate the remainder until new buildings, already raised,
should be completed.
This building will accommodate between four and five hun-
dred students, and by a vigorous effort can be completed in a
month. Those who had been burst out received these propo-
sitions with uncontrolled enthusiasm, and resolved unani-
mously to remain. Each of the teachers, being called out by
the students, assured them that they should not lose a recita-
tion on account of the accident, and satisfied them that they
should lose nothing, and only be put to a little inconvenience
for four weeks, when they would have a new room for their
old one. During the afternoon all were provided with rooms,
and to-morrow the classes will recite again, as usual.
We will insure our patrons that the students wAll all be
made comfortable, and be advanced in their study as much as
if the accident had not occurred.
The buildings and furniture were insured to a large amount.
Only part of the furniture, and none of the provision, were
saved. A. FLACK, Principal.
THE LEMMON SLAVE CASE REVIVED.
Readers 'generally will remember that in the autumn
of the year 1852 Jonathan Lemmon, a citizen of the
State of Virginia, brought eight slaves to New York in
transitu to Texas, whither he was emigrating with his
family and property. These slaves were taken before the
late Judge Paine, of the Superior Court, by virtue of a
writ of habeas corpus issued on the application of a colored
man named Louis Napoleon, and Judge Paine ordered
them to be discharged from the custody of their master,
on the ground that slaves brought voluntarily into New
York by their owners are ipso facto made free. A sub-
scription of $5,000, to which the Judge himself contri-
buted $100, was afterward raised among residents of
New York, and Mr. Lemmon was compensated for his
loss. The Legislature of Virginia adopted a resolution-
to prosecute an appeal from Judge Paine's decision to the
Supreme Court of the State of New York, and'if neces-
sary to the Supreme Court of the United States, for the
purpose of testing the question whether, under the Fede-
ral Constitution, citizens of slave States have or have not
the right to convey their slaves through the free States
en route from one slave State to another, from Virginia
to Texas. The case has been taken up to the New York
Supreme Court on certiorari, and when reached will Dro-
bably be argued by the Hon. WILLIS P. BocoCx, Attorney
General of Virginia, on one side, and by the Hon. OODEN
HOFMAN, Attorney General of New York, on the other.
In the mean time a motion has been made that Mr. Lem-
men, being a non-resident, shall be required to file security
for costs. This is an interlocutory matter not affecting
the merits. It was argued on Friday before Mr. Justice
CLERKE, of the Supreme Court, by Mr. Lapaugh against
and Mr. Culver for the motion. Mr. Justice CLzxX re-
served his decisin.-N. Y. Commercial Adv.
A MODEL "CHARoE."-The following amusing incident
transpired at the spring term of the Circuit Court of St'
Croix county, Wisconsin.
The Judge of the Circuit Court, lately in session at
Hudson, Wisconsin, gave a charge to the jury on a certain
action tried before him which excited considerable merri-
ment in the Court at the time.
The action was to recover the value of certain liquors
sent from below and consigned for sale to the defendant.
Evidence was given on the part of the defendant to show
that the brandies, &c. were made of forty cent. whiskey,
and drugged besides, whereat the judge was very indig-
nant, and charged the jury very nearly as follows:
entleme of /the Jury : Pure unadulterated liquor is a
wholesome and pleasant beverage, and, as far ae the experi-
ence of the Court extends, conduces to health and longevity;
bat a bad article of liquor, gentlemen, or, what is worse, a
drugged article, cannot be tolerated; and If dealers from
below will send up into this beautiful country, so blessed with
the smiles of the benignant Creator, such a miserable quality
of liquor as thse proof shows this to be, in til urt, lats.
Mon of thbe Jury, they uao recover,"
INTEREISTNG TO VOTERS.
MAYoa's Orzeac, June 8, 1864.
The following communication from the Attorney
of the Corporation is published in further compliance
with the joint resolution approved 2d June, 1854.
JOHN W. MAURY, Mayor.
OFICE OF THE COSPONATION ATTONKTY,
SATUrADAY VEXING, JuNE 8, 1854.
To the MAYOR :
Applications have been made to me to-day, verbally
and in writing, by several of the Commissioners of Elec-
tion, for an opinion upon the following point, to wit:
Whether, inasmuch as a person not of age on the 81st
December last was not liable then to be assessed for the
school-tax, is a person who %Oas of full age, and had his domi-
cil in the city, but was an alien by birth, and, having duly
declared his intention, was naturalized fniev that day, liable
to be so assessed ?
The question is one of importance with a view to the
revenue for the support of schools, as well as with refer-
ence to the exercise of the elective franchise at the ap-
proaching election. I have therefore to request you, in
further compliance with the resolution of the 2d instant,
to communicate this additional paper to the Commis-
A man cannot vote unless he be liable to taxation. But,
although he be liable to taxation, it does not follow that
he is entitled to vote. The tax which is paid is not the
price of a vote, and does not authorize a party to vote un-
less he have all the qualifications of a voter. Taxation is
only one of these qualifications. Under the charter of
1820 there were two kinds of txation, viz. taxation of
real property and taxation of personal property. The
first was authorized to be imposed upon the land without
respect to persons; the second was authorized to be im-
posed upon the person in respect of personal property.
Both might be imposed without regard to the question
whether the persons affected thereby were citizens of the
United States, or aliens; the act of Congress of 1801 (re-
enacting the act of Maryland 1791) expressly authorizing
aliens to hold lands in this county, which at common
law they could not.
The real property tax, being imposed on the land itself,
might affect minors as well as adults; but the charter
recogaised the difference between minors and adults by
reserving to the former the right of redemption after they
should come of age; because minors are, personally, not
legally subject to be dealt with as adults are, and the
proceeding, as to them, could not be final during their
Personal properly taxes could not at all be assessed against
minors; because the tax, under the terms of that charter,
could not attach to the property, (being personal,) nor to
the person, being a minor.
The charter of 1848 created a new tax, viz. the school
tax, which is a capitation tax, not assessed upon pro-
perty, but persons; and accordingly it is authorized only
as to per~e'sons who are of full age, liable and capable to
answer for themselves in law. The exclusion of minors
is therefore as consistent with legal principle as it is ex-
press in terms by the language of the charter.-(See
TOWERS'S Compilation of Charters, p. 18, paragraph 3.)
IN ORDER TO VOTE THE PARTY MOST HAVE BEEN LEGALLY
LIABLE TO PERSONAL TAXATION ON THE 31sT DECEMBER
LAST; AND HE WHO WAS A MINOR ON THAT DAY WAS NOT
But was not every citizen of Washington, although an
alien, liable to personal taxation on that day, if of full
I think he was. I think he might just as reasonably
demand to be exempted from taxation for his personal
property because he was not naturalized, as to elude the
school tax (which is equally a personal tax) for that
But it has never been supposed that an alien could
establish his permanent residence here, could enjoy all
the benefits of the city government for a long series of
years, be possessed of personal property here, and yet
contribute nothing to the support of the Corporation
merely because he chose to remain an alien, and therefore
could not vote.
The language of the charter seems to have been em-
ployed with distinct reference to this question ; and its
contemporaneous construction by the Corporation, as I
shall presently show, fortifies me in this position.
In the clause respecting liability to school4lax the lan-
guage is studiously different from that which is used in
defining the qualifications of voters. It avoids limiting
the liability to persons who, by birth or naturalization,
were citizens of the United States. The word "citizen"
(with this careful omission of the other words, and taken
in connexion with the subject-matter, and the principles
above referred to) is clearly used in the limited sense of
a permanent resident of the city-a citizen of Washington.
In this construction I am supported by the authority
of the Mayor and Councils upon four distinct occa-
1. The ordinance of 22d May, 1848, (five days after
the passage of the charter,) appointing assessors to make
returns of persons liable to school-tax.
2. The ordinance of same day, imposing the tax.
8. The ordinance of 30th May, 1849, providing for the
4. The ordinance of 17th October, 1850, supplementary
to the act of 30th May, 1849.
The first of these ordinances expressly requires the
assessors to "ascertain the names of every free white
male CITIZEN OF THIS CITY of the age of twenty-one years and
upwards," and to "prepare and make out true and cor-
rect alphabetical lists of all such persons," &c. The second
imposes the school tax on "every fiee white male CITIZEN
OF THIS CITY qof the age of twenty-one years and upwards."
This is the only act now imposing the tax. The third
directs the assessors to make out lists of "all persons in
this city subject to school tax;" that is to say, they shall
ascertain the names of every f ee white male CITIZEN OF THIS
CITY of the age of twenty-one years and upwards, at the time
of making such lists, or WHO WILL BE of that age PRIOBr. TO
THE THEN NEXT 31ST DECEMBER. The fourth requires the
assessors to give notice that every free white male CITIZEN
OF THIS CITY of the age of twenty-one years and upwards"
at the time of returning said lists, to see that his name is
These four ordinances, then, expressly recognize the
distinction which I have taken, and do, each and every
of them, declare and enforce both the propositions I have
laid down, viz :
1. That persons not of full age on the 31st December
last are not liable to school tax for that year.
2. That if a man be a "citizen of this city" he is liable
to be assessed for school tax, if of full age, whether fully
naturalized as a "citizen of the United States" or not.
It seems to me that no candid mind can fail to admit
that the words citizen of this city," used in these ordi-
nances, were studiously inserted for the very purpose of
preventing persons who were domiciled in this city from
evading the payment of the school tax on the ground that
they had refrained from taking their naturalization
papers, they being aliens by birth. As I have said,
'though they may have been assessed, and may have paid
the tax, they are still liable to be challenged if not natu-
ralized on the dfay of the election.
It is additional satisfaction to me to be able to add that
both the candidates for the Mayoralty voted for each of
these four ordinances; and thereby, in my judgment, en-
forced the construction which I have put upon the charter.
All four of these ordinances were introduced by Mr.
MAURY in the Board of Aldermen. Mr. Towns was all
the time in that Board. Among the ayes upon the act of
22d May, 1848, (passed five days after the charter,) I
find the name of Mr. TowERs. So upon the 3d reading of
the act of 30th May, 1849, all the Board present (11)
voting AYE ; and Mr. TowEBs being among them.
I have also the authority of the names of Mr. SEATON
and Mr. LENOX, who were both intimately acquainted
with the history of the charter of 1848. Mr. SEATON,
as Mayor, approved the three first named acts, and Mr.
LENOX, as Mayor, approved the fourth. These approvals
could not have been given if they had considered these
ordinances as imposing a tax upon persons not liable to
be assessed, for that would have been simply to sanction
Mr. LxNOX also voted for two of these ordinances as a
member of the Board of Aldermen.
For all these reasons I hold-
That all free white men of lawful age, domiciled and re-
siding in the city of Washington on the 81st December
last, although aliens, were liable to be assessed for school-
tax; and if on the day of the election they are naturalized,
and have the other qualifications prescribed by the char-
ter of 1848, they are ENTITLED TO VOTE."
The Commissioners of Election having taken the oath
of office under appointment by the two Boards, and with
these four ordinances already enacted, will, I suppose,
scarcely have required any argument from me to support
the authoritative construction thereby put by the Corpo-
ration,.whose officers they are, upon the charter of 1848.
But I have thought it proper, nevertheless, to give the
reasons of the opinion which I entertain; and it is a great
satisfaction for me to add that the act of 80th May,
1849, was submitted to my predecessor, (JOSEPH H.
BRADLEY, Esq.,) and, after careful examination, received
his written approval, as within the terms and intent of
the charter of 1848.
J. M. CARLISLE, Corporation Attorney.
tThe four Irishmen who were indicted for murder at,
tie Kane county (Ill.) Circuit Court for the killing of
Albert Story at La Salle last winter had their second trial
at Geneva last week before Judge Isaac 0. Wilson. They
weQ all convicted 9f murd ir mdl nte&4 t9 be hubg.
FRANKIIN PIEzcE, President of the Unitad States
of America: To all whom it may concern.
Satisfactory evidence having been eihibiied to me that
JAMES F. MIELI.s has been appointed Constal and Com-
mercial Agent of Meahlenburg.Sohwerin for the State of
Ohio, to reside at inacinnati, I do hereby recognise
him as such, and declare him free to exercise and enjoy
such functions, powers, and privileges as are allowed
to the Consuls and Commercial Agents of the most favor-
ed nations in the United States.
In testimony whereof, I have caused these letters to be
made patent, and the seal of the United States to
be hereunto affixed.
Given under my hand, at the city of Washington, the
27th day of May, anne Domini one thousand
[L. S.] eight hundred and fifty-four, and of the inde-
pendence of the United States of America the
seventy-eighth. FRANKLIN PIERCE.
By the President:
W. L. MARCY, Secretary of State.
FRANKLIN PIEBCE, President of the United States
of America: To all whom it may concern.
Satisfactory evidence having been exhibited to me that
JoHN SMIDT has been appointed Consul of Wurttemburg
for the State of Kentucky, to reside at Louisville, I do
hereby recognize him as such, ald declare him free to
exercise and enjoy such functions, powers, and privileges
as are allowed to the Consuls of the most favored nations
in the United States.
In testimony whereof, I have caused these letters to be
made patent, and the seal of the United States to be
Given under my hand, at the city of Washington, the
27th day of May, anno Domini one thousand
[L. s.] eight hundred and fifty-four, and of the inde-
pendence of the United States of America the
By the President:
W. L. MARCY, Secretary of State.
WASHINGTON BIBLE SOCIETY.
The eighteenth Anniversat of the Bible Society of this
city was celebrated in the First Presbyterian Church on
Monday evening, May 29, 1854, JOHN P. INOLE, Esq.,
the President, in the chair.
The services commenced with the reading of a portion
of the 119th Psalm by the Rev. FIELDER ISRAEL, and prayer
by the Rev. B. SUNDEaLAND.
The Treasurer's account was presented, and, on mo-
tion, referred to an auditing committee, consisting of
James Adams, Win. B. Todd, and Thomas J. Johnson.
An abstract ofthe annual report of the Board of Ma-
nagers, having been previously printed and distributed
through the pews, was merely referred to by the secre-
tary, and the desire expressed that it might be taken
home and the facts therein contained examined and pon-
dered at leisure.
From this report it appears that the receipts of the
society during the past year from subscriptions, collec-
tions, and the sale of Bibles and Testaments amount to
$1,426.13; all of which has been transmitted to the
parent society in New York for the purchase of books, or
as donations on account ef life directorship and life mem-
bership, or used in the proper operations of the society here.
The entire number of volumes in the depository since
the last report has been 3,992, consisting of 1,512 Bibles
and 2,480 Testaments. The total issues from the depo-
sitory during the same period have been 1,196 Bibles and
1,801 Testaments, of which 725 Bibles and 1,246 Testa-
ments were by sale, and 471 Bibles and 525 Testaments
by gratuitous distribution. There are now in the depo-
sitory 816 Bibles and 709 Testaments, of the value at cost
price of $305.20.
A total of 445 Bibles had been placed and distributed
with the co-operation of the proprietors in the eight prin-
cipal hotels of the city.
The entire city has been thoroughly explored and sup-
plied by a most devoted and faithful agent, who visited
8,459 families and places of business, found 862 ef them
destitute of a copy of the Bible or New Testament, sup-
plied by sale or gifts 647, while 215 refused to receive.
In these destitute families 823 children, of suitable age,
were found not attending any Sabbath school, of whom
about one-half were induced to attend.
A number of donations were made during the year to
recently organized and remotely situated Sabbath schools
and other benevolent organizations, amounting, in the
aggregate, to 151 Bibles and 239 Testaments.
The number of contributing members is at present 475;
and the number of life members, by the payment of $15
at one time, or $20 in two payments, is 35.
The following resolution, offered by the Rev. Gzouos
W. 8AMs60N, was adopted:
Resolved, That the report, an abstract of which has been
presented, be published under the supervision of the Board
The Rev. JAMES H. MoNEILL, one of the secretaries of
the American Bible Society, having been introduced, gave
an interesting account of the operations and rapid pro-
gress of that society, and the great facilities now pos-
sessed by it for multiplying copies of the holy scriptures
in the various languages of the earth. He also spoke at
length and forcibly of the fact that almost the whole
world is now accessible to Bible operations; and the
duty and obligation therein devolved on those who have
this Bible and the means of its diffusion to be active and
diligent in the work.
The Rev. WM. W. HALLOWAY, a delegate from the Ame-
rican Bible Society, offered the following resolution,
which he sustained by an impressive address, and which
was unanimously adopted:
Resolved, That the spirit inculcated by our blessed religion
summons us to the most vigorous efforts for giving the Bible
to the whole world.
A hymn having been sung by the choir and congrega-
tion, and a contribution of $132 made to the funds of the
society, JOHN DouGLASS, Esq. offered ths following reso-
Resolved, That a committee of five be appointed to nomi-
nate officers of the society for the ensuing year.
Which was adopted, and the following gentlemen ap-
pointed : John Douglass, Win. B. Waugh, Alexander H.
Lawrence, Prof. J. Henry, and Dr. S. C. Smoot.
The society then, on motion, adjourned until next Fri-
day afternoon at 5 o'clock, and the services were closed
with the apostolic benediction by the Rev. J. G. BUTLER.
FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 1854.
The Society met in pursuance of adjournment.
On motion of JOHN P. INOLE, Esq., the Rev. ULYSSES
WARn was called to the Chair, and MITCHELL H. MILLER
The meeting was opened with prayer by Dr. ALEX.
The committee appointed to audit the Treasurer's ac-
count reported in writing that they had performed that
duty, and found it supported by proper vouchers, and in
ll respects correct.
The committee to nominate officers for the ensuing
year through the chairman reported a ticket, which, after
slight alteration, was adopted in the following form:
President: JOaN P. INGLE.
Rev. C. M. Butler, 'D. D. Rev. T. T. Wysong,
Rev. J. C. Smith, D. D. Rev. S. P. Hill,
Rev. P. D. Ourley, D. D. Rev. J. G. Butler.
Secretary: Mitchell H. Miller.
Treasurer: Michael Nourse.
Rev. C. A. Davis, Rev. Ulysses Ward,
Geo. J. Abbot, Leonidas Coyle,
J. L. Edwards, Thomas K. Gray,
Dr. F. Howard, Charles Dumamer,
Dr. R. Johnson, A. Rothwell,
Presley Simpson, A. N. Zevely.
On motion of the Secretary, the following resolution
was unanimously adopted:
Resolved, That our thanks are due and hereby tender-
ed to the Parent Society for the very acceptable presen-
tation of the claims of the cause through its representa-
tives, the Rev. James H. McNeill and Rev. William W.
Halloway, at our recent anniversary.
THE TROUBLES OF COLUMBIA COLLaEE.-The ancient
seat of learning at the foot of Park Place (New York)
is not only vexed by a visitation from a Senatorial com-
mittee, but also agitated by a ferment in the Sophomore
class. It seems that since the resignation of Professor
Renwick the lectures on chemistry, &c. have temporarily
been delivered by graduates selected for that purpose by
the Faculty from the class of 1853. This arrangement
was distasteful to the students, and the dissatisfaction of
the Sophomore class especially was manifested by various
disorderly proceedings. Three members of the class were
recently dismissed on-this account; but their expulsion
failed to intimidate the remainder, and on Thursday last
several torpedoes were discharged in the lecture-room.
President King thereupon informed the Sophomores that
if this disturbance was repeated the whole class would be
dismissed from the college. The disturbance was repeat-
ed, and the threatened punishment was inflicted. It is
said that the Sophomores have been informed that they
will not be re-admitted as a clAss unless they either give
up those members who participated in the disorder or in-
dividually assure the President that they had nothig to
49 with te tApelowB--7., Aswgfrv
50 bbls. Welch's superior Family Flour
250 do Lewis's Family and Extra Flour, made of
choice Mountain wheat, fresh ground, and
warranted to please
25 do superior Rye Flour.
For sale by GEO. & THOSE. PARKER & CO.
may 22-MW&Sif9t opposite Browns' Hotel.
FANS.-M. W. GALT A BRO. have just opened a large
assortment of Pearl, Ivory, Spanish, and Plain Linen
Fans. The latter a very desirable article for the present
All of the above we offer unusually low.
M. W. GALT A BRO., Jewellers,
Sign of the Golden Eagle,
Penn. avenue, between 9th and 10th streets.
may Sl3-Stif f[Star]
S II TS, SHIRTS I-Superior Dress Shirts of linen and
cotton, with plain, French, embroidered, and colored bo-
soms. An additional supply just received at
Gentlemen's Furnishing Store) Pa. av.
may 27-dlwif (Star and Sentinel) near 44 st.
RAWN NUMBERS OF THE STATE OF
Delaware Lottery, Class No. 126, drawn at Wil-
mington, Delaware, June 3, 1854.
4 43 52 1 71 2 75 26 44 28 42 68 62 14
June 5 GREGORY A MAURY. Managers.
RAWN NUMBERS of the Grand Costoll lated
Lottery of Maryland, Class No. 15, drawn in Balti-
more on Saturday, June 3, 1854:
44 21 11 41 28 50 58 64 66 12 13 15
Tan ELECTION 01 To-hav.-Whilat to-day Is lawfully
appointed for the determination of the People's wishes
as to who shall sit in the seats of authority in our city,
the occasion is a remarkably good one for an ami-
cable contest of party with party and citizen witlb citizen
as to who shall keep the best order and display most
self-government and moderation. To say that the elec-
tion bids fair to be an unusually animated, not to say
excited one, is only giving place to something that is not
by any means news. Well, then, for this very reason we
counsel to every man's better self to keep for twenty-four
hours his weaker points well under rein, and that not
less for the general credit of Our city than his particular
party's good name and the comfort of his own future re-
flections. In the part the voter has to play to-day we
call to'mind the sage advice of a good adviser, impressing
on every one that "in the very torrent, tempest, and (I
may say) whirlwind of your passion, you must acquire
and beget a temperance that may give it smoothness."
There is, further, a practical suggestion we would like
to make with respect to the operation ef voting. "Fire
and fall back," should be the motto to-day; it is the dio-
tate alike of common sense and good citizenship. Im-
proper choking of the polling places and tedious disputes
with the officers of election will only have the effect of
delaying business, producing disturbance, and protract-
ing the announcement of the day's results to an hour in
the night inconvenient to all concerned.
RATE OF CITY TAXATION.-The most important topic in
the proceedings of the last meeting of the Corporation
Councils, published in this day's paper, will be found
that of fixing the rate of taxation on the assessable pro.
perty of the city. During the animated discussions in
both Boards on this subject much matter of interest was
elicited, to which it may be worth while to direct for a
moment the reader's attention. According to the calcu-
lation made by a member of the Common Council from
the First Ward, it appears that the receipts from the tax
on twenty-four millions of real and personal property,
(new assessment,) at the former rate of seventy-five cents
in the hundred dollars, would be.....................$180,000
Fiom Mll other sources, as licenses, interest on
stock, &c................................................. 70,000
Giving a total revenue of............................$250,000
The expenditures for the year for general purposes,
embracing some twenty-five or thirty items, including in-
terest on funded debt, support of the public schools, sink-
ing fund, absorption of the floating debt, &c., are esti-
mated At nearly two hundred thousand dollars, leaving
only the sum of fifty thousand dollars for the improve-
mnent of the streets and other ward improvements. This
sum of fifty thousand dollars will be further reduced by
payments that will become due about the 1st of July next
for current improvements by about eight thousand dollars,
thus leaving a balance for street and ward improvements
for the coming year of no more than forty-two thousand
Inasmuch as the expenditures for these purposes for
the year ending the 30th June, 1858, viz. fifty thousand
dollars, will he without doubt found insufficient for the
year now next to come, it follows that the deficit that
must be expected at the end of the coming year will ex-
ceed eight thousand dollars. To which deficit must be
added extraordinary expenses of any kind, should they
be incurred, as they undoubtedly will.
Contrary to these views and conclusions was the opin-
ion of other members of both Boards that the revenue at
the old rate of seventy-five cents would much exceed what
will be requisite, and unnecessarily press upon the tax-
payers of the city. If any reader should doubt the testi-
mony of figures, which are said to be specially endued
with veracity, we know of no other criterion whereby to
decide the point in controversy than to live to the end of
the year and occularly witness the actual result. The im-
provement of streets addresses itself to every citizen, but
more particularly perhaps the less wealthy, whose nar-
rower means compel him to purchase property in the re-
moter parts of the city, to the due enjoyment of which
these improvements are essential and indispensable.
GEORGOETOWN MUNwIcIPAL AFrAIRS.-The Boards of Coun-
cil of Georgetown have appointed Monday next as the day
whereon polls are to be opened in that town, for the pur-
pose of submitting to the voters the question of adopting
the draft of a charter recently prepared by the Boards to
be offered for the approval of Congress.
TaE STOCKHOLDERS OF THE CHESAPEAKE AND OHIO CA-
NAL COMPANY will meet this day in general annual meet-
ing, at their office in the City Hall, at noon, and proceed
to the election of a President and Directors of the com-
pany for the ensuing year.
THE FUGITIVE CoNvICTS.-Nothing is-known of the
whereabouts of Camper and Allemander by our police.
So that it appears they got successfully off.
Messrs. GALES & SEATON: I was sorry to see a portion
of an article quoted by you last Tuesday from the Sentinel
of Sunday, which had the immodesty to connect the names
of Gov. Tallmadge and hundreds of ladies and gentlemen
in this community, as capable of judging of facts that
occur in their presence as the conduc'ors of that journal,
with such epithets as "Munchausen Stories," and which
showed that the worthy conductors of the Sentinel had
themselves been "grossly humbugged" by some repor-
ter. The Rev. Dr. REESE made no such ill-bred, arrogant
assertion as that attributed to him in that article, as I
know from personal knowledge, and in justice to him as
well as to many of your fellow-citizens, who have been
thus coarsely assailed, will you publish this as an em-
phatic denial of any such expression being used by the
estimable and excellent gentleman referred to by the
Sentinel's article ? C.
Office of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company,
Washington, May 29,1854.
THE annual general meeting of the stockholders of the
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company will be held at the
office of the Company, (City Hall,) on Monday, the 5th day of
June next, at 12 o'clock M. W. S. RINGGOLD,
may 29-ifid Clerk C. A 0. C. Co.
D 'ESS GOODS O1" ALL KIND, at Reduced
Prices.-We shall from this time offer all kinds of
Fancy Dress Goods lower than they have been sold this sea-
son. We have on hand a very large stock of Bereges, Berege
do Lathes, Striped and Plaid Silks, and a great variety of
other Fancy Goods, which we shall begin from this day to re-
duce ; and all persons who may be in want of any style of
Fancy Dress Goods will do well to look over our stock.before
purchasing. We shall open to-day a choice assortment of
Dotted Swiss Meslins, solid Check Ginghams, neat figured
Calicoes, Shirting Cottons of every quality, and a variety of
Staple Goods, which we will offer as low as any retail house
in the country. W. M. SIIUSTER & CO.
june 1--ftdif [NewshStar]
LYON'S KATHAIRON AND BARRY'S TtI-
cophcrus.-5 gross Lyon's Kathairon and Barry's Tri-
copherus, recently received and for sale by
CHARLES STOTT A CO.
Druggists and Apothecaries,
June 1-3tif Corner 7th street and Peson. avenue.
W E'LCH'S PREMIUM FAMILY FLOUR.-
Landing this day-
Selegrap ic torreponbence.
SECTARIAN BROILS-STREET PREACHING.
There occurred at Brooklyn, New York, yester-
day evening, another sectarian riot, having its ori-
gin in the street-preaching evil which has for some
months past disturbed, to a greater or less extent, the
quiet of the Sabbath in some of the Eastern cities.
On the preceding Sunday, it will be remembered,
there was some disorder at one of these assemblages
in Brooklyn. This induced a large body of persons
to cross over front New York yesterday afternoon,
in procession, to attend a similar meeting. The
consequence was a terrible riot between the advo.
cates of 6treet-preaching and the Catholics, whose
religious creed was assailed. In the progress of
the conflict two persons (a policeman and a boy)
were killed and some others seriously hurt., Many
arrests were made; and, finally, the military com-
panies were ordered out to restore and keep the
peace. All was quiet at 11 o'clock.
The first accounts received here of this outbreak
were frightfully threatening, but, being evidently
exaggerated, we.awaited the authentic account of
the affair which is abov@ briefly recapitulated.
Our own city, thanks to the wisdom of its-mtuni.
cipal laws and the energy of its police, is exempt
from these disgraceful Sabbath disorders.
Senator from Massachusetts.
BOSTON, JUNE 8.-The Governor has appointed JuLcus
W. ROCKWELL, of Pittsfield, as United.States Senator, in
place of the Hon. EDWARD EVERETT, resigned. Mr. Rook-
well has been a representative in Congress and Speaker
of the Massachusetts House of Repiresentatives.
Railroad Accident and Loss of Zife.
LONDON, (C. W.)JUNE 8.-The cars on the Great Wet-
ern Railroad went off the track last night near this oily,
and pii hbe] down an embankment, demolishing the pas-
senger and freight cars and killing seven second-class
passengers. Several others are seriously injured, four of
Street Outrage in Boston.
BOSTON, JUNE 8.-Richard H. -Dana, one of the coun-
eel of the fugitive Burns, was knocked down in the street
last night by a slung-shot and badly hurt. No clue has
been had as to who was the perpetrator of the deed.
The examination of eleven persons charged with riot
and the murder of Batchelder was commenced this morn-
ing in the Police Court. There is a large crowd in attend-
ance, and numerous witnesses have been examined.
Slave Excitement at the East.
MANCHEOSTER, (N. H.) JUNE 8.-All the bells were toll-
ed an hour yesterday when the result of the Boston slave
case was known.
New York Mwrket.
NEW YORK, JUNE 8.-The flour market is firm ths
morning, with a further advance of 121 cents per barrel
Sales at $9 37* for State and $9 931 for Ohio; Balti-
more $9 50 a z9 81j. Wheat is firm, with an upward
tendency. Corn is a trifle lower; sales at 79 for mixed
and 821 for yellow.
SOUTHERN MILITARY ACADEMY LOTTERY,
(By authority of the State of Alabama&)
Conducted on the Havana plan.
CLASS B-TO BE DRAWN THE TWENTIETH OF JUNE
......................I................ ...... 5,000
..................................... ............ 8,000
S ................................................... 1,500
In all 238 prizes, amounting to....................30,000
Tickets $5; Halves and Quarters in proportion.
All communications strictly confidential.
SAMUEL SWAN, Agentand Manager,
Sign of the Bronze Lions.
Montgomery, May 20,1854. june 5-
UNITED STATES MAILS.
Post Office Department, June 3, 1"4.
PROPOSALS for carrying the United States maiuls from
I15th July, 1854, to 30th June, 1856, on the following
route in the State of Maryland, will bs received at the Con-
tract Office of the Post Office Department, Wasehington, D. 0.,
until 12 M. Wednesday, 5th, July, 1854, to be decided that
No. 9,944 From Baltimore, by GoVansiown, to Towsontown,-
7 miles and back, 6 times a week.
Leave Baltimore daily; except Sunday, at 8 A. MIL
Arrive at Towsontown same day by 9j A. M.
Leave -Towsontown daily, except Sunday, at 4j
Arrive at Baltimore same day by 6 P. M.
june 5-law4w JAMES CAMPBELL.
SAK HILl CIEM TERY.-The proprietors of lot
in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Georgetown,(D. C.) who are
members of the Corporation, that is, owners of lots contain-
ing 300 square feet, are notified and requested to meet at the
chapel within the enclosure of the Cemetery ground on Tuea-
day, the 13th instant, at 5 o'clock P. M., to elect four personas
from among their own number to be managers of the said Cor-
poration for the ensuing year.
june 5-eolw President Oak Hill Cemetery.
S HILLINGTON has received lFrank Leslle's La-dit'
S Gazette of Paris, London, and.New York Fashions for
The Great Illustrated Magazine ofArt for June.
Putnam's Magazine for June.
Behind the Scene, by Lady Bulwer.
Fanny Fern's New Book, second series of her Leaves.
All the Magazines for Jane.
Agency of the New York Herall, Tribune, and Times at
Bookstore, Odeon Building, cor. 41 street
june 5-3tif (Star) and Penn. avenue.
L jtANK L-ESLIE's Ladles' Gazette of Frashloit for
1 June, the best fashion book published, containing all
.t lateot r.il les, with a magnificent colored plate.
Illiustrrtd Magazine of Art for June. This number con-
tains upwards of forty superb engravings.
New York Journal for June, a beautiful number.
Harper, Putnam, Godey, and Graham's Magazines for
Reginald Lyle, or the Adopted Heir, by Miss Pardon.
Farmingdale, by Caroline Thomas.
All the New Books and Newspapers received and for sles
National Periodical Dihp.jt, National Hotel.
riUU3E KNOUT ANI) THud RU8SIANl8, or the Mmf-
osvite Empire, the Czar, and his People, by Germain De
Lagny, with illustrations.
Farm Implements, and the principles of their con-truotien
and use. an elementary and familiar treatise on Mechauis,
with 200 engraved illustrations, by John J. Thomas.
Dr. Smith's History of dreece, illustrated by over en*tua.
dred illustration s.
Just received and for sale by
june 5 R. FARNHAM.
ri l~XAS LAND SCHIP WANTED, for which the
JI highest price will be p.aid '.jr large or small quantilies by
jene 5-Jr JOS. C. 0. KENNEDY.
ANTt-D, In a mercantile business orerlng flat.
trying pr,.,spets 01 prufit, an active man as purner
iL,.' .o."csee- L'ufiuEi qulhiicati.jrjs and who has from *ii
to ten thousand dollars to invest.
All communications will be considered confidential.
Address Q. R. Z, through the Post Office.
MARBLE AND BROW N STONE WOtRKS.
MARBLE MANTLES, Tombs, Monuments, Headstons,
New York Flagging, German Tile, and all kinads of
Marble and Brownstone promptly executed.
A large supply of Marble Mantles always on hand.
E street, between 13th and 14th streei, next to Natial
Aiso, a large supply of Brown Stone, corner of New York
avenue and lbib street. mar 4--otfif
J D. LATHAI1AM reApecifuU) offers his erv.cea to.
Sthe public as a Practitioner of Law in the Courts of the
Di',triot of Columbia.
C'..neCyanoing ,dervry description promptly executed, and
the dLircit ilLenion will be given to the prosecuuon eof all
oa.nms the mai.onagemUni ,f wch may be entruited to him.
Office .-n west side oo SLIh street, between C street and
LI.uMaiana aveIue-. may 19-aoSwif
W LCH C HPEMIUM FAMILY FLOUM.-Jlut
received teis day-
60 barrels Welch superior Family Flour
117 bbls Wood Swartz's and other choice Family Flour,
warranted to please
132 barrels etsra superfine Flour, fresh ground
Forsale hby GEO. A THOSE. PaRKER ,. CO.
may 6-6il MThb&F Oprosite Browns' Hotel.
S UMMiER CRAVATS, -CARPS, TOCK%., AND
Tles.-A large and varied a0soetment at "
Gentlemen's Furnishing Store, Pa. as.
may 27-dlwlf (Star and Sentinel) near 4j a.
S-L..MAN t'ULI)(.NE ANDI LUBIN'M uEtxractet
6, ,u. jzci] JI...c.ph A it..n F. rrisa Colhgne
14 duz.u Lt.in'. krenout, t.irao',t. For sale by
OIIAdLES sr0TI & CO.
wspr W411 7t1Assootwns40(1 hosveavo,
WiJ YORK AD VER TISEMENTS.
Frons44h .M. I'Mengill & C'os Adcertisisi Bouse,
R e. 119 Nassau street, New York.
B QRN. $CHLIEPER A HAARHAU.., Importers
Lf German and Belgian Broadcloths, Silks, Bosierie.,
Ac., No. 40 Exchange Place.
B ERTRANDI), FRIERES dA HENRY, Importers of
Linea Cambrnes and Lioca Cambric Handkerchiefs,
Linen Lawns, Embroideties, Ac., pi, n manufacture,) 27
Wildam street jan 16-ly
EPSTEIN & HONIG, No.,. 100 Liberty street,
Importers of Lacos, Embroideries, Silks, &c.
F COTTENET & CO., Importers of French abd
n other European Goods, No. 48 Broad street.
H I LL BROTHERtS, Importers of Embroideries,
White Goods, ai., @9 Liberty street.
L J. WY ETH & Co., No. 22 Broad streetIImporters
of Embroideries. Laces, White Goods, Ac. feb 6-lm
"U ITCHELL i POTT', 45 Exchange Place, Im-
porters of British Dry Goods, Scotchand Irish Linens,
Dresis Goods, ke.
I ROBrNSON & CO., No. IS1 Broadway, Im-
'.eimporters and Jobbers, Lace Goods, Ribands, Silks,
SEmbroideries, U.'lery, Gloves, Shawls, SmallWares, Ac.
UIf N M. DAVIES, JONES A CO., Importers ot
*-Hosiery and Gentlemen's Furnishing Goods, Manufac-
turers of Shirts, Stocks, Ties,.Ao., 104 William street.
Q STRAHLHEIM & CO.,69 Broadway, Impor-
l ters of Lace, Millinery Goods, Embroideries, and Trim-
CHUCHARDT, FROLICH A HOLTHAUSEN,
Not. 92 and 94 Liberty street, Importers of French,
Swiss, and German Silks, Ribands, Velvets, Vestings, Satins,
Serges, Ac. Woollens of every description.
I OBLSAAT BROS.,48 John street, Importers of
Ladies' Drnaca Trimmings, Berlin Wool, Floss Silks,
Eji-ew Braid Guldand Silver Fringes, Gimps, Tassels, But-
tors, Stars, Lace as, &e. jan 16-8m
JOHN COLT'S STANDARD Cotton :Sall Duck,
SH.C 0. BEACH A CO., No. 71, Pine street, New York,
sole Agents.-Cotton Canvass from several other mills. Also,
Ojnabusirg Print Cloths and Copper Rollers for calico and sat-
N EW YORK AGRICULTURAL WAREHOUSE.
.N R. L. ALLEN, (late A. B. Allen & Co.,) 189 and 191
Water street, Agricultural and Horticultural Implements and
Machinery, Field and Garden Seeds and Fertilizers, Guano,
Bone Dust, Phosphate of Lime, Poudrette, Plaster, Ac.
ACCORDIONS, STRINGS. &c.
HARLES BRUNO, Ilmiurler and Wholesale
Dealer in German, Frnch, and Ltalan N.ircal Instru-
ments and Sltrings, No. Mauden lane. jan 1li-ly
J GU RN EY, No. 349 Broadway, the oldest and
9 most extensive establishment in the United States.
"THITNEY, JOCELYN A ANNIN, Artists and
V Engravers on Wood, Nos. 58 and 60 Fulton street.
Finest and beat work done here.
DWARDS, SANFORD & CO., Foreign Express,
No. 36 Broadway. Goods and packages forwarded to
and from all parts of the world. Agents in Washington,
Adams & Co.
GENTLEMEN'S FURNISHING GOODS.
C. B. HATCH & CO.
9f William street, New York, Manufacturers and Import-
7 era of Shirts, Stocks, Cravats, Gloves, Suspenders, Ho-
siery, &c. feb 14-ly
HATS, FURS, Ac.
THOMPSON & ROESLER, No. 14 Maiden Lane, Im-
porters and Manufacturers of Furs, and wholesale Deal-
ars in Hats, Straw Goods, Ac.
HOT AIR FURNACES, &c.
AVID CULVER, (Inventor and Patentee,) 52
Cliff street, Manufacturer and Dealer, wholesale and re-
tail, in Furnaces, Registers, Ventilators, Ranges, Ac.
SADIES' ELASTIC SKIRTS, (Hough's Patent.)
SP. BATES, 1 Barclay street, opposite the Astor House,
New York, manufacturer of the above splendid and desirable
article. ,feb 21-6m
INDIA RUBBER GOODS.
HE NEWARK INDIA RUBBER COMPANY, No. 59
SMaiden Lane, New York, Manufacturers and Whole-
sale Dealers in Goodyear's Patent India Rubber Boots, Shoes,
Whips, Clothing, Balls, Toys, &Ac.
IOTT N INDIA RU-BHER COMPANY, 41 John
Street, make all kinds of Rubber Clothing, Cloths,
Druggists Articles, &t. Coats from $2.50 to $6 each.
A M. Q.UIMBY & SONS, Dealers In Quimby's
Improved Rods. Office 132 East 27th street, and 119
LOOKING GLASS AND PICTURE FRAMES.
M P. WIHITLOCK, Manufacturer, No 101 Canal
e street, New York. Gilding in all its branches.
MACHINERY AND MACHINE TOOLS.
SCHENCK'S Machinery Depot, 62 Courtland street,
SMachinery, Machine Tools, and Woodsworth's Patent
A NDREWS & JERUP, No. 67 Pine street, New
York, Commission Merchants for the sale ofall kinds
of Machinist's Tools and Cotton and Woollen Machinery from
the best makers.
Exclusive Agents for Lowell's Machine Shop.
ERDINAND ZOGBAUM A CO., No. 97 Maiden
Lane, Importers of Violins, Guitars, Accordeons, Strings,
Brass Instruments, Ac.
NEEDLES, FISH HOOKS, and TACKLE, Ac.
THOMAS H. BATE, (late T. & T. H. Bate,) 103
Maiden Lane, Needles, Fish Hooks, Fishing Tackle, Ae.
CYRUS W. FIELD A CO., 11 ClIff street, Import-
.-ers and Wholesale Dealers in American, French, Ger-
man, and English Papers, and every description of Paper
KIGGINS A KELLOGG, No. 88 John street.
Wholesale Booksellers and Stationers, and Manufactu-
rers of all kinds of Blank Books.
R M. PATRICK, Defiance Salamander Sates,
J and GOFFIN'S Defiance Locks and Cross Bars.
Depot 192 Pearl street.
TOYS AND FANCY GOODS.
CHARLES ZINN de CO., Importers of French and
German Fancy Baskets, No. 52 Maiden Lane, (near Wil-
liam street,) New York. mar 10-Sm
J AHLBORN & CO., eos. 54 Maiden lane (up
a stairs) and 29 Liberty street, Importers of Toys and
Fancy Goods. jan 16-ly
TILES FOR FLOORS AND CHIMNEY TOPS.
MILLER, COATES A YOULE, No. 279 Pearl
street, Enoaustic Tiks, Garnkirk Chimney Tops, Plumb-
er's Materials, Metals, Ac.
F- HOPKINS A BRO.'S, Importers of French
U Wicidsw Glass, No. 61 Barclay street.
Washington, December 6, 1853.
W T'E have associated ourselves under the name of
T Swuury, Bssroa A Co. to transact a general Exchange
and Banaing Business in this city, and beg leave to offer our
services to the public. H. B. SWEENY,
W. C. BESTOR,
late cashier to Selden, Withers i Co.
JOHN L. DUFIEF,
SBanking House adjoining the Bank of Washiugion.
AGENCY AT WASHI NGTON.-J.JAME II. Cli.S-
TEN, (late of EBhiitire. I hav;nq niade hibs tly h-i
permanent residence, will undertake, with his accustomed zeal
and diigence, the settlement of claims generally; and more
partioularly clJms befoure Congress. asaini the Urtinitd Sitalt.,
or thb rVcnr.1A DepatMents ibthreot, aend. hbf-.re any Board .ci
Commisanosser. titsmA W rl0sid for lhl edju linent tOF Ip,)-
I.au|. or other olaimsus. Ie has -w in chbarge fti erfirb lass
arising oat of FPrnch.-sp.licli.)ns prt-r ti, thu yeau 180a; wilh
relerpnae to wl|)s[ sni-~t
of the Government. I W. ->-i i
Cliymap&t06 ui^ tRisQ rouq ntha navy Cupd, &.-., i .u;r
;adli, return dult;e, tC., and t'h.ee reqtujing Ile l aruaniL,
car have tbheir.busJisat promptly attqnde4 t, by letter, (post
paid,) and thustm rehp]e liNemnal^ep waig..q aj-penaive ansu-i i-
con venLent peras6pil 4tlsndaqcv. : -
lavinag obt1ineadoomhasaiea of-Neosry Pitl,%lIe,-siq.re-,
p'.igB~ufnish441gBrid'I. K%9-)a p -rtrtr~ tfl/l r d ,1 i
mnOsnL or other p rapors. '1"e'hheb'i'g e ff Wn t Ze
duties of an t aI'-at it can only be ne.:esary rnoe to say
that economy rnd' pro-iopt at'dantlon 'hall 1'1 estetledd to all
business conmfided to his earse; and that, to enable him to reh-
der w1 Mrvjsees Anti Itchties lmoe efflreaouus, he has become
familiar with all the forms of office.
Office on F ssere, near tihe ie Treasury aitdieq, : .k ,
at .. i... 1^.1.. 1 41sm l~it l alfl0 b1U-ioi leO
SAMUEL WALKER, Porttait Painter, having be-
,'in a re.itent of thiscity, reyp.ictully invitesthe pub-
ii, to, :,I h, -ludli. und gallery in Mr. Mrilt's building, 4i
.treei. ne.'i Il. StitlltigLon'a, third s8,,ry. may t19
IMPOKI'ANT I'l 'H. ICK!
THE great experience ansd well-.known skill of
S Prot MCLINTto'S is a sufleient guaranty to Ibe public
ibat thi following list of Medicitnes, such as have been eon-
,,tantly sed in.h-bia practice fur the last Ihinty jears, will fully
-:ustain I.-y their ects'-ts the vfilabi.le qualisi, attrnibut, .- :
them. od prove totbe the ibest Mcdicns over offered lo the
pu i lie.
I. Dr. McClintock'd Pectoral Syrup,
An irlusbi,. remedy for Bronchitis, Consumption, and all
*-br.:.nic di.casc ofthe throat and lungs. In all d,.. -t.iled
complaints of the Pulmonary organs it has proved tl, muint
safe, certain, and rapid remedy ever employed in the exten-
sive practice of Dr. McClintock. For any of these forms of
disease. hwi- iltheniml.sd. s Cough, Tickling of the Throat,
Sense .1I Ightuneric thr Throat, Spitting of Blood, Difficulty
of Breathing, Hoarseness or Loss of Voice, and Hectic Fever,
its use will be attended with the happiest results, while it
is pleasant to the palate and strengthening to the whole sys-
tem. It contains no laudanum or opium in any shape. Price
$1 per pint bottle.
II. Dr. McClnto-'s Cold and Cough Mixture.
An infallible cure for recent Coughs, Tickling of the Throat,
Tightness of Breathing, Croup in Children, Ac. It contains
no preparation of opium. Price 25 cents per bottle.
III. Dr. McClintock's Asthma and Hooping Cough Remedy.
An almost instantaneous relief for these distressing com-
plaints. This is the fruit of an immense experience, and is
astonishing in its effects. No person need suffer a day from
Asthma or Hooping Cough who will use it. Price 50 cents
IV. Dr. McClintock's Diarrhoea Cordial and Cholera Pre-
A prompt and certain cure for Diarrhoea, Dysentery, and
Cholera Morbus in all stages. A sure preventive of Asiatic
Cholera, which no traveller or family should be without. Price
25 and 50 cents per bottle.
V. Dr. McClintock's Tonic Alterative Syrup,
For purifying the blood. The most powerful purifier ever
discovered. For all Scrofulous diseases, Skin diseases, Erup-
tions, Boils, Pimples, Erysipelas, Ulcers, Sore Legs, and all
Rheumatic and Syphilitic complaints, Ac. It is a most ex-
cellent spring medicine, perfectly palatable, and safe for
children or females, Price (pint bottles) $1.
VI. Dr. McClintock's Dyspeptic Elixir.
Dyspepsia, or disordered digestion, may be called the Na-
tional Disease of America. Its symptoms are headache; gid-
diness; nervousness; low spirits; dimness of vision, with
motes or specks before the eyes; itching of the nostrils; dull-
ness of hearing and ringing in the cars; disagreeable taste in
the mouth; constriction or weight about the chest; difficulty
of breathing; sense of suffocation in lying d..1u, ..r n a.:cic-"
ing stairs; palpitations, or uneasy feelings atr...u, i -. I. ;
irregular or deficient appetite; sense of sinking at the stomach;
acidity; heartburn; pain or fullness of the abdomen, and cos-
tiveness. Some of toi;, yiiulr.i.um always appearing Dyspep-
sia; and sometimes iB.. a. Si, .sj, nt has manyof them at the
same time, or at different times. For attacking these Protean
symptoms in their seat and source, viz. deranged condition of
the digestive functions, the Dyspeptic Elixir combincs'all the
valuable ingredients which the Vegetable Kingdom affords.
Taken in connexion with the Vegetable Purgative Pills, in
cases where there is much costiveness, or with the ,Anti-
Bilious Pills, where the functions of the liver are irregularly
discharged, it will be found a most effectual remedy. Price
(in pint bottles) $1.
VII. Dr. McClintock's Rheumatic Mixture,
For internal use; a purely vegetable combination for the
cure of Rheumatism, Gout, and all Neuralgic and Rheumatic
Diseases. This remedy is offered with the utmost confidence.
It has been used most extensively, and is as near a Specific
for Rheumatic Diseases as the world has ever seen. Price
per bbttlo fifty cents.
VIII. Dr. McClintock's Rheumatic Liniment.
An infallible outward application for the relief of all rheu-
matic or neuralgic pains; sprains, swellings, stiff neck, stiff-
ness of the joints, pains in the shoulders, back, or limbs. It
affords immediate relief from cholic and pains in the stomach
and abdomen. As a counter irritant, it is invaluable in all
cases where an external stimulant Is needed. Price (per
bottle) fifty cents. I
IX. Dr. McClintock's Anodyne Mixture,
Or Pain-Extractor, used, internally and externally, for the
instant relief of all pains, Toothache, Headache, Cholic, Ague
In the Face, Chilblains, Neuralgia, Stone or Gravel, Ac. &c.
No pain need be endured a moment by any person who will
use this invaluable Anodyne. Price 50 cents per bottle.
X. Dr. MeClintock's Fever and Ague Specific.
This has been found an infallible specific for this scourge of
new countries, and for intermittent fevers. No traveller or re-
sident in any ague district should fail to provide themselves
with this sure preventive. Price $1 per bottle.
XI. Dr. McClintock's Vegetable Purgative Pills,
For the relief of Constipation and all its painful results,
such as Headache, Dizziness, Sick Stomach, Pains, and all the
symptoms enumerated under the "Dyspeptic Elixir." Price
25 cents per box.
XII. Dr. McClintock's Anti-bilious Pills,
For Liver Complaints, and all forms of diseases arising
from derangement of the liver, with symptoms such as Diz-
ziness, Headache, Ringing in the Ears, yellow furred tongue,
pain In the right shoulder, sense of fullness or pain in the
right side, disordered stomach or bowels, deficient action of
the kidneys, clay-colored stools, Ac. These Pills, if taken in
the insipient stages of Bilious and Yellow or other Fevers,
will generally ward off the attack. Price per box 25 cents.
The above Medicines may be procured of all the principal
Druggists and Apothecaries in this District, and of J. L.
HENSnAW, Agent, Washington. ap 7-ly
TO SENATORS and Members of the House ot
Representatives.-A gentleman who has had twenty
years' experience as a parliamentary, legal, and genial re-
porter, both in Europe and America, having several leisure
hours each day, proposes to devote them to the service of any
gentleman having writing to do, either for the press or of any
other description. Desiring some mode of employing those
hours until the adjournment of the present session of Con-
gress, he is perfectly indifferent as to the character of the
writing he may be required to perform, and will perform it
upon the most reasonable terms. Communications addressed
to P. B. T., at Mrs. Ward's, corner of 44 street and Missouri
avenue, will meet with prompt attention. References of the
highest order, fob 1-tf
P URChASE AND SALE OF REAL ESTATE.
JOS. C. G. KENNEDY continues to purchase, sell, or
take charge of Real Estate, effect investments, and negotiate
loans on commission. Office on H street, between Ninth and
Tenth. may 1-htf
t1 (- ( WANTED.-A party desiring to mak-
10P .0.05J0c extensive improvements on one of the
most valuable and eligible lots on Pennsylvania avenue
wishes to negotiate a loan of from eight to ten thousand dol-
lars for a term of years, interest payble semi-annually or
quarterly. The money will be secured by mortgage on city
property worth throe times the amount. Persons desiring to
make a safe investment will inquire as to terms, Ac. of
JAMES J. MILLER,
Real Estate Agent, over Selden, Withers A Co.'s Bank.
L. J. MIDDLETON,
Dealer in Ice.
Office south side F, next to corner of 12th street.
ICE kept constantly on hand at the office, which can be had
in large or small quantities.
Office open from sunrise to sunset.
june 1-eolm [Star, Union]
TORES FOR RENT.-The subscriber has for rent
two stores, conveniently situated on the corner of 10th
street and Louisiana avenue, opposite the old gas house.
These stores could readily be turned into a large warehouse
if desired. To a good tenant the rent would be moderate.
Apply to GEO. W. GARRETT,
may 31-eotf Lumber Merchant, cor. 6th and C sts.
IANO TUNING AND REPAIRING.-BENJ.
F. DENNIS, late of Boston, respectfully informs the
public that he has established himself in this city as a tuner
and repairer of pianos and all kinds of musical instruments.
His thorough knowledge of the piano, being a practical piano
maker, and his extensive experience in tuning, make him
confident of giving satisfaction.
Ho has the highest testimonials from Messrs. Chickering A
Sons and other manufacturers. Reference can also be made
to Mr. Richard Davis, and all orders left at his music store
will receive prompt attention. june 2-eo3t
E M 0 V A L -C. H. MUNCK, Mantutsacturer and
Dealer iu Guns and Pistols, respectfully informs
the public that he has removed his establishment from D
street to the south side of Pennsylvania avenue, near the
corner of 6th street, opposite the National Hotel
inlnal .--St.ni [FOlnh ITninnA.Rta~r'
TssasaEY DICPAaTMENT, MAY 20, 1851.
The time limited by thenotice of this Department of
the 1st January last for the purchase of stocks of the
United States is hereby extended to the 1slt July next.
But it is to be observed, in regard to certifLoates which
may be received at it after the 1st June, that, in addition
to the usual assignment, the holder must distinctly assign
the interest on the same which will then have been made
up at the Treasury, or transmit the coupons, as the case
may be. In default of this latter assignment or trans-
mission, the premium and one day's interest (less interest
from the time of redemption to the 1st July) only will be
To afford an opportunity to distant holders to avail
themselves of this notice, the Department will consider
stock mailed prior to the 1st July as entitled to its bene-
fit, upon the usual evidence of being so mailed.
Secretary of the Treasury.
TREASURY DEPARTMrNT, JANUARY 1, 1854.
Aotice is hereby given to the holders of-the following-de-
scribed stocks of the United States that this Department is
prepared to purchase, at any time between the date hereof
and the first of June next, portions of those stocks, amounting
in the aggregate to seven million dollarspin the manner and
on the terms hereinafter mentioned, to wit:
In case of any contingent competition, within the amount
stated, preference will be given in the order of time in which
said stocks may be offered. The certificates, duly assigned to
the United States, by the parties who are to receive the
amount thereof, must be transmitted to this Department;
upon the receipt whereof a price will be paid compounded
of the following particulars:
let. The par value or amount specified in each certificate.
2d. A premium on the stock of the loan authorized by the
act of July, 1846, redeemable November 12, 1856, of six per
cent.; on the stock of the loan authorized by the act of 1842,
redeemable 31st of December, 1862, of fifteen and a half per
cent.; on the stock of the loans authorized by the acts of
1847 and 1848, and redeemable, the former on the 31st De-
cember, 1867, and the latter onthe 30th June, 1868, of twen-
ty-one per cent.; and on the stock of the loan authorized by
the act of 1850, and redeemable on the 81st of December,
1864, (commonly called the Texan indemnity,) ten per cent.
3d. Interest on the par of each certificate from the 1st of Jan-
uary, 1854, to the date of receipt and settlement at the Trea-
sury, with the allowance (for the money to reach the owner)
of one day's interest in additioJ
Payment for said stocks will* made in drafts of the Trea-
surer of the United States on the Assistant Treasurer at Bos-
ton, New York, or nhiladelphia, as the parties inm v d;ree.
may 22-dtlstJuly Secretary of the Trrsuryv.
f OUSES FOR RENT.-I have for rent several new
convenient houses, with lots of two acres of ground
attached to each, situated on a new street parallel with Boun-
dary street, running along the top of the ridge west of the
railroad where it leaves the city, a little more than a mile
northeasterly from the Capitol.
These houses have from seven to ten rooms each, including
a kitchen, with several closets and cellar, woodsheds, and a
stable and pumps of excellent water near at hand. The situ-
ation is beautiful, overlooking the railroad and a large por-
tion of the city, and having the Capitol in full view. The ap-
proach to them is by H street, Delaware avenue, and M street,
graded and gravelled. The soil of the lots is generally good,
and capable of being made very productive.
An omnibus now runs twice a day between these houses
and the President's square, by way of M street, Delaware ave-
nue, 11 street, 7th street, and Pennsylvania avenue, leaving
the houses at about half-past eight o'clock A. M. and half-past
two P. M.; returning after brief stands at the War, Navy, and
Treasury Departments, the Centre Market, General Post Office,
and Patent Office.
These houses are peculiarly adapted for the residences of
clerks and others of sedentary habits, who require exercise
either by walking or by manual labor in a garden.
The houses and lots will be let as they stand, with a large
shed containing a tall for a hor'e, and an outbuilding, at the
very low rent of TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS per annum,
payable monthly. If other improvements be wanted they
will be made, with a due increase of rent.
Apply to William Stickney, Esq., occupying a house on the
same street, or to myself, at my residence near the premises.
may 20-2w AMOS KENDALL.
STORE FOR RENT.-The spacious warehouse on Penn-.
sylvania avenue so long occupied by Messrs. B. I. Semmes
A Bro. as a wholesale grocery and liquor store is how for rent.
Possession given immediately. Apply to B. I. SEMMES or M.
G. EMERY. (Star) ap 13-dtf
F FURNISHED ROOMS TO LET.-The fine Parlors
recently occupied by the Hon. Mr. Rogers are now va-
cant, also several sleeping rooms in the same house, enough
in number to accommodate a small mess of Members, and will
be rented separately or together. Situated opposite Risley's
Varietie, on Pennsylvania avenue. Inquire at the house, or
at Miss MORLEY'S Millinery, north side of Penn. avenue, near
10th street. may 23-dtf
A GARDEN for Rent, on the Heights of George-
town.-It contains between two and three acres of very
rich and productive land, with a great variety of fine fruit,
shrubbery, Ac. To an industrious gardener, who can come
well recommended, very liberal terms will be offered. Apply
to Mr. BLUNDEL, at the Oak Hill Cemetery. mar 18-
OR RENT, a very desirable summer residence one and
a half miles above Georgetown, on the Middle road.
The house is very spacious; has a fair proportion of furni-
ture, which will be let with it. It has beautiful play grounds
attached thereto for children, and most excellent water con-
venient. To members of Congress and others an opportuni-
ty is offered for a summer retreat. For further particulars
apply to JAMES TOWkLES, Property Agent,
Office at his residence en II, between 8th and 9th streets,
may 12-tf north of Patent Office.
OR RENT, and possession given immediately,
that large Store-room and Cellar (which is also fitted up
as a sales-room) at the corner of Seventh street west and
Market Space, recently occupied by Yerby, Tebbes A Yerby
as a dry goods st6re. It is well known as the best business
stand in the city. '
For terms apply to the subscriber, on 12th street west, be-
tween G and H streets north.
may 17-WF&Mtf t ANNE R. DERMOTT.
OR SALE, a valuable Farm of 323 acres, situated
in Prince George's county, Maryland, six miles from
Washington and three from Alexandria, Virginia.
For particulars inquire of the undersigned, at the Navy
Yard, Washington, D. C.
may 9-eolm ALEX. H. TOLSON.
OR RENT, a handsome three-story Frame House, with
all the modern improvements, containing twelve rooms,
fine yard and stabling, situated on 7th, between D and E
streets south. Apply to G. E. KIRK,
Louisiana avenue, between 6th and 7th streets,
may 22-eotf or on the premises.
H OUSE FOR SALE.-I have a neat and comfortable
frame House for sale, with a lot fronting 25 feet on
16th street west by 106 feet deep, in square 197. The
house is new, and the lot is enclosed with a good fence. The
title is perfect, and it will be sold a bargain if applied for
may 22-eo2w THOS. CARBERY.
ARM FOR SAL 35.-Will be sold at private sale that
well-known Farm, lying on 7th street plank read, in
Montgomery county, Maryland, about seven miles from Wash-
ington, containing 200 acres, about fifty in meadow, fifty in
wood, and the balance (100) in cleared fields. The whole
Farm is well watered, never-failing streams passing through
it. The fencing is all good, and there is a large quantity of
chestnut timber in the woods suitable for a further division of
In point of health, beauty, and location it is not surpassed
by any Farm in the State of Maryland. It has always been
remarkable for its beauty. The Dwelling contains eight
rooms, kitchen, pantry, Ac., garret, cellars, Ac., all surround-
ed by a neat paling, with a pump of very good water in the
yard; barn, stable, and other out-houses; good spring-house,
with a never-failing spring of cool and delightful water
Servants' quarters for as many hands as would evrr be
necessary on the farm.
A good apple orchard and some excellent peaches, pears,
As soon as the plank and stone road is completed, whichc
will be early in the summer,) with a'good horse, it would no
be more than an hour's ride to the city. Produce from the
farm and manures from the city could be hauled at any and
all seasons of the year.
Jn -.. .-. L" ---....,....... .-.- Inquire at Mr. DAVID n EJSaoS G grocery cSore, on renn-o. "i-- i l Wl ........
NOTE, dated May 30, 1854, at ninety days after date, sylvania avenue, corner of 20th street, ap 11-eotf CAMPBELL t BROTHERS,
A for one hundred and twenty-five dollars, in favor of J. may 22-eolm No. 4 Pine street, New York.
T. Cassell, and by him endorsed, made payable at thePatri- .0OI SALE, a valuable Dweling-house In the ERY SUPERIOR OLD RED AND WHITE
otic Bank, was lost or mislaid. J. First Ward, situated at the corner of North G street Y WnE.Jut received from Oporto in hhds. and
All persons are cautioned against receiving said note. and 19th street. It is a two-story Brick House, and was tho- V Port W e.-Just received from OportE in hhd. and
june 2--olw JOHN A. CASSELL. roughly repaired a little more than a year ago. It is situated quarter casks, for sale by JAMES DEMPSEY,
june 2-eolw JOHN A. CASSELL. ^ ^ ^ p ^ nn~ ? ^ e1Succesor to the late Phineas Janney, Alexandria.
conveniently near the Public Departments, and in an agreea- Successor to the late Phineas Janney, Alexandria.
EWS FROM CUBA I--Important and authenl- blei and improving neighborhood. The term of the present may 27-eo2w
ticl-S. R. SYLVESTER has received, direct from tenant expired on the e1st of April. For terms apply at METROPOLITAN IRON WORKS.
Havana, forty thousand Cigars, manufactured from the best room No. 36, Winder's Building. may 12-3taw3w THE UNDERSIGNED respectfully inform the citizens of
Vuelta-abajo tobacco, by Antonio Cabarga, No. 1, Obespo- -o A al aan itaed Dwelling Washington and the surrounding States that they have
street,-Havana. "-Cilindrados," first, second, and third quali- 1t SAL, severa pleasa nt Dwelling
ties, brand of 1847, and Londres," brand of 1848, 10,000 of I- Houses, prices ranging from $2,500 to $4,000. Also, opened an establishment under the above title, on the corner
street, Havana. o "Ci4,ndradodrs," firstascnd, n hr ul of 9t1sretan8Vrgna1veuenesqar0ouhoffh
each. Corner of Penn. avenue and llth street. several half Squares of Ground; one of which is handsomely of 9thstreetand Virginia avenue, one square south of the
june2-eod2w [Unionta Nws]improved with a large and commodious dwelling and other Smithsonian Institute, for the manufacture of Steam and Fire
n -houses. Also, several Building Lots in the central part of the Engines, Saw-Mills, Printing, Brick, Copying, and other
S HOPAKINS'S UNITED S'TATES HOTEL, city; all of which will be sold on accommodating terms, and Presses, with every variety of Machinery and Agricultural
GAp i,.'. IAPE,,IMAY. afford a fine opportunity for profitable investments. Also Implements, wrought and east-iron Railing, iron and brass
r4apable of Accommodating I ru ui3undrediriersons. for rent, a Dwelling House in good order, and possession astogs general.
U AVIN1- LEAISED ,.od r.LH.d.t.i the ... Icti, is. ia gt..a i'mmedistelv, .lim.id ,.,- ti n.- :r ,lh sr,-et. For fur, A. o Smithing ingnr
iJJL C pcot surpss.,e.. ib.l re .:rully i c 6,.r pr.ir, iire rh-. -ut. riher henrnr D Having procured first-rate machinery and choice workmen,
h ,ndr pyttctilam ttliqulre 41'hrbbeing-abieeto ateasecin prire and
p..l-rnag.- f t h-.se cuno may vi ti thm Island. b, iesI.)u. Th ,nd a h 'tbr7 5e.f.'nd ,lt,,rv, ,,(.tsle Parinrrie Bank. l- y f latter k itIrveveswiih being able to please in price and
table %,ll [houi,plid wth sll the' dhlu-ae1C or" e LiiArlt, may 2--eorw W. 0. DEALE. q.aaiy6r work,d tbereft-re entetily solioit a share oh
ainca 0, sAn% s r I$ Polk-&-11tait I ni0%C. I iiii t-0 [1m0.f1M n.l' it-pablke tf'vor. ,jpaoirs.premptdy attended to.
rorr nd hll,:an,- allm,,vc. It, htl R.t am ,,1I' I NI' rI JIt- iti-- N- REPAIR1I G% .,saind may. -1.-,lm BRL.GiS,lIALLJ CO.
m.t U.Lo m h,,.,rea HO. . Jobbllg-hSlop, Pntivliranis avenue, pne door wedt of L7 BATURR, (.(-NRES8 N, br say re.so esit
m~v 2' A-,olm ffPIN .S. A.1,lab~imeen0 .13 4 '! tffit 'Q ft~l~~~.rgt~rt lo h dtk~'~to ke
L.A%%W A'NIU CLArM A(iEN El'' tA.--.. Cablt ob t F en r'oCalAb lpinarfet iredi andvarniihed' : ^ T
A. SAT,' W. I ANIIa'T IVt) sv. and pan i cmipLtat-,okdcr by espenuisrewan.l practical work*- ity am a -,use sntil wIteeltof .Novemuber, o5 the
meRLn'K.HU ,t ravv av.i-- *^no"P- 1'm1.Heighs, 0LN aeeavrw'n a
-$tp v~es Is071ke 11411. 'Hc "Sit11 Chs r*e-a, 1- and' inl i..MiRAI 'of thi. e'i ly furnished. wat large yard and garden nttahe,,,araden
giyc. rr. .m pi p c ftC ulf ilie n tivatEo1 6 j y legal t,1.e .. cP-. w oo . .... .. ,, A W h- an w ill bp rented.on
Sfidel t tr 1 ctars rf r y0 __ iCb ", ,moderate erm s."...
g bis 0pW ,L41ictiln LfuojjveCdr~ijfl"& ciaDwairgit.l~ s L uqOb ~jt, p .g~r 04w of..-Ygip11 4sit iiqd. Al,. 1fhA19 JQ4,004 ijnms44.,lI j Osgad @4 tlle l*d8 will
^^^S S^ ^E ^^^not. rwo-1 cln]g j) *p .0,JS ff^
caos sofmagnfuae 'in sffcuisoy-e will Wea ibyi nehrg ~o. 41 alisrr"*~ ~ -,~--
fathtr, C0 iiiaasE..Stn-Bati, sq,,,Vf thgiti1j" cEr .pyl40tAo "," .... 'I " P' i
Lquisiaina Aventue qaa Silth setept.' may i I-I", ape iiEd'l ,' ..... '" '"1t. H'."t 0"-.,. vlchI
.,!4ii.L~. ~.. o j. .ttp-i Ily 1. :W llleAt.l b W *' o l
o0. CHmABWuNN .oimmncZAL
Located No. I17 Baltimore reelt, Baltimore, Md.
T e f otensible object of this institutions to place in the
reach of individuals proper faclitiea for obtaining a
thorough and practical mercantile education. A young man can
here obtain a more correct knowledge of general business
mailers in a few weeks than can be acquiredin as many years
in any one counting-house.
The course of study embraces Double-entry Book-keeping,'
and its adaptation to various departments of Commerce and
Trale. Mercantile Calculations taught according to the
most approved method. Practical Penmanship, -combining
rapidity of execution with beauty of construction. Lectures on
Mercantile Law upon various important subjects, beside many
other points necessary f.er a book-keeper or business man to
understand. The time necessary for an industrious student
to complete the course varies from five to eight weeks. There
being no vacation, applicants can enter at any time, and at-
tend both day and evening. Examinations are hold at stated
periods, and diplomas awarded to those who graduated. Far
terms, Ac. write and have a circular forwarded by mail.
J MEIERE, Professor of the French, Spanish, and
1 German Languages, at Mr. Robinson s, on D street
between 9th and 10th streets. oct 7-tf
NOTICE TO BUILDERS.-For sale, a large quan-
tity of Mr. Tucker's Mould Cornish Bricks, delivered in
any part of the city at 75 cents per foot.
june 1- [Star] Z. JONES, Agent.
LOCKS, CLOCKS, CLOCKS 1-I have just received
a fine assortment of Clocks, of all the latest styles, which
will be sold at small profits, and warranted one year to keep
I have Clocks from $1.80 upwards. Also, Clock Trimmings,
such as Cords, Hands, Springs, Keys, Oil, Bells, &c.
To dealers the Clocks will be sold at factory prices, includ-
ing freight. Call and examine for yourselves at my store,
opposite Browns' Hotel, Pennsylvania avenue.
may 17-d2m JOHN ROBINSON.
EiERAL PLEASANT ROOMS, with board,
southwest corner of 12th and F streets.
SOST CERTIFICATE OF STOCK.-Notice is here-
by given that application will be made by me to the Bal-
timore and Susquehanna Railroad Company for the re-issue
of a lost certificate for fifteen shares of the Baltimore and
Susquehanna Railroad Stock, issued at the New York trans-
fer office in my name.
may 25-eo2w GEORGE C. THOMAS.
ARD.-Z. COLLINS LEE (late United States At-
torney of Maryland) Will hereafter attend and argue in
the Courts of Washington any causes in which he may
Letters addressed to him at Baltimore, or communications
for him made or left with Col. JAXMES G. BERnET, Postmaster,
Washington, will receive prompt attention, dec 1-eo6m
AW PARTNERSHIP.-ALEX. RANDALL and
ALEX. B. HAGNER have this day entered into a Law
Partnership, under the name of "RANDALL & HASGNER."
They will continue to practice in theCourt of Appea s and
the Circuit Courts of Anne Arundel, Calvert, Prince George's,
Howard, and Montgomery counties, Maryland.
All business heretofore confided to either member of the
firm will be completed without reference to this partnership.
Annapolis, May 25, 1854. may 27-2aw3w
ERCER POTATOES.-Just received and for sale
160 bushels prime Mercer Potatoes for table use or for
planting. JESSE B. WILSON,
may 27-eo6t Pa. av., south side, bet. 6th A 7th sts.
ROPOSALS will be received by the undersigned until
12 o'clock M. on Thursday, the 8th day of June, for fill-
ing up lot 8, in square No. 229, to the grade as given by the
surveyor. Bidders will state the price for the job by the
lump. Bids to be left at the Mayor's office. Any informa-
tion that may be wanted will be given by the undersigned.
GEO. W. HARKNESS,
may 30 Commissioner 1st and 2d Wards.
PHILADELPHIA CASH STORE.
Our motto: We Study to Please.
E would call the attention of all consumers of Dry
Goods to a fresh lot of goods just received from auc-
tion. Among them may be found-
Painted Lawns, fast colors, 6Q to 121 cents
Nansook Muslins, all qualities
Swiss Muslins do
Plaid and stripe do
Cambrics and Jaconets
Berege de Laines
Plain and figured Bereges
Grenadines and Tissues
Bombasins and Alpacas
Lupin's fine de Laines
English Crapes, all qualities
Summer Silks, all prices
A large assortment of Hosiery
Richardson and Barkle's Linens
White and Red Flannels
Sheeting and Shirting Cottons
We have adopted the plan of buying often, which enables
us to procure a great many bargains. We would respectfully
ask'you to call and examine our stock before purchasing
elsewhere. LATIMER & FOGG,
Pennsy'.vania avenue, between 8th and 9th streets,
june 2-Iw Washington.
T-ANCY AND PLAIN NOTE PAPERS and En-
T velopes, stamped to order.-The subscriber has a
large assortment of Note Papers and Envelopes, which he will
stamp with the initialiLof his customers, without extra charge.
Also, a general assortment of Plain and Fancy Stationery,
Visiting Cards of all kinds, Playing Cards, &c.
Card Plates engraved in the best style, and Cards printed
with promptness. WM. F. BAYLY,
Penn. avenue, between llth and 12th streets.
may 20-eod4w (Star)
IBBS'S WIG, HALF-WIG, BRAID and CURL
Manufactory, Penn. avenue, between 9th and
10th streets, up stalrs.-The above articles in every va-
riety constantly on hand or made to order, and repaired in a
very superior manner and at the shortest notice. ALSO, Toilet
articles of all descriptions, comprising Tuck, side, dressing,
and other Combs, Brushes, French and English Perfumeries,
Lubin's Extracts, Hair Oils, Dentifrices, Windsor, toilet, and
other washing and shaving Soaps, Amandine, Patey's genu-
ine Cold Cream. Together with a small importation of that
celebrated Cologne known as Johann, Carl Farina's, in short,
ong, and wicker bottles, large and small.
N. B. Hair worked into ornaments or taken in exchange.
OTICE.-The books, accounts, and notes of the firm of
N Yerby, Tebbs & Yerby have been placed in my hands
by the trustees of said firm for settlement and collection.
Persons interested will call at my office and make as early
payment as possible. Indulgence cannot bo given.
JAMES J. MILLER,
may 11-tf Over Selden, Withers & Co.'s Bank.
PRIVATEI TUTOR WANTED.-A gentleman capable
of instructing five children in the various branches of
English education, and also in ancient and modern languages,
will hear of a situation by applying by letter directed to C. B.
C;, National Hotel. None need apply but such aecan give
most satisfactory references as to capacity and good moral
character, may 13-tf
HOUSE TO LET.-The northernmost House of the two
recently finished first class dwellings on 15th street,
between H and I street, is to let. It has all the modern im-
provements. To a good tenant the rent will be $1,200 per
annum. Inquire of G. B. FRENCH, next door to the pre-
mises. ap 19-tf
IME, LIME, LIME !-Seely's Patent Kiln lit full
blast.-S. J. SEELY respectfully informs the bricklay-
ers, plasterers, and others using lime that he is daily manu-
facturing a superior quality of Lime and offering it for sale at
a reduced price of 85 cents per barrel at the kiln.
J. H. GRIFFIN, Superintendent,
may 18-eolm cor. Virginia avenue and Canal st.
OARD, with or without rooms, permanent or transient,
can be had at Mrs. SMITH's, on F street, near 14th. ~
| 1AMPBEdLL'S C LUB-HOUSE GI N.-The subsori-
Sbhers, importers of the staple productions of Holland and
its Colonies, offer to the trade and others on favorable terms
their brand of Club-house Gin, contained in cases of twelve
Dutch Flasks each. This Gin is of a quality and fineness
heretofore unknown in commerce, being the pure spirit in its
finest drinkable condition and flavor, such as is used in the
first Club-houses in Holland, is expressly made for us under
the superintendence of our Mr. Wm. S. Campbell, establish-
ed for many years in Rotterdam.
It is confidently recommended to our friends, and particu-
larly to those who use it medicinally, as an article that has
cn anii1 in t.hli ma.rketft
Through Tickets sold for Cincinnati, Louisville, and India-
napolis, also for Zanesville and Columbus by National Road
stages from Wheeling. Passengers holding through tickets
can lie. over at any point ith- r..ute. For information and
tickets apply to T. H. PA1RSON.5, Agent. Washington.
fb 6-tl' J. H. D1'NE, later Transportatirn.
B AL.)NES L'CURE.-D-Emersoni's Americau Hairr
Hestoratite. fo.r real .ring the Hair on heads h,.pele. -
ly uiel].and tv preoventi lbair from falling, io inning gnildsi
opirn.ns of pr'.ns who ere using it. This i; a asw articl[
recently introduced, is a sure cure for baldness, and will stand
the test of a discerning public, as thousands who have used it
will testify. See circular to be had of the Agents, giving full
particulars. Price $1 in large bottles. Sold by all the Drug..
gists in Washington and Georgetown, D. C. ,
Z. D. GILMAN, General Agent
for W"Ethingltn an.J surrounding c.uoLry.
C. E. FISHER A CO.
Proprietors, 57 Superior sueet, Cleseland, Ohio.
.IHDI NG LOTS FOR SALE.-Will be sold at pri-
D q'. -e. Lut ,, 2 ,, ip S.tare 561, beginning 2j feet
iron (tip h.rthiait corner of.the Anyare, fr-onitPg 2P feat %n
Mlssssrulclts t aenoe, runnng baAc .ac feet.to f 'fel a[lsy,
ornfirlig 4.14i squaetfe'.t '
Al Is, Le t No.8. Pi sh1dtv6.'ibtrX b'igtsadt[ 4'.-, 3, 4,
and.7, in S6turb &K .fronung 20) feea a Inrhes en %id nreeL'
ljost,-wib 2 fVebt alley on.aurt h id,5runnmiog baok 80: el,
containing l,630 seets 1 .. .. ' '
Also, past of Ief J, in SqeMe '4, ,beginning',) fes*t .frome
eouthealt ouer of lbeasqtlai, rontilg-2 2Sn t.nbi'y s atms
4rjuth, BimniaBihlwf.hCfeeti& hea,eoaloib i >IWB Rqaf
Bad tv wi *r I ,i hT..I r. "i ) i T ' _'
I FsWiAs ,dsri ijMlytq ,MUMat, BMA *isar f .J0
IItQGut., Eaq., Auotioneaavi- tia jM.p. ttBlB*' 5
ORANG] AND ALiXAlNDRiA RAILROAD.
The cheapest, most comfortable, and expeditlous route'
to the 1 kite Sulphur Springs, pamaing the Alum,
Warm, and Eut Springs.
A RRANGEMENTS having been made with the owners of
the new and splendid steamer 9EORGE PAGE to ran
between Alexandria and Washington. a distance rf fsix miles,
in connexion with the trains on this and the Washington
Railroads, the following schedule will take effect on and after
Thurimor., J.,,e 1, 1854:
A Tram fron Alexandria to Gordonsville and intermediate
Stations will leave the Depot, corner of Duke and Henry
streets, at 7 o'clock A. M., on the arrival of the Boat from
Washington, giving ample time for Breakfast on board, ar-
riving at Gordonsville at 10i o'clock, connecting at that place
with the trains on the Virginia Central Railroad to Richmond,
Cbtirlott.lelle, and Staunton.
A Train rr.m Gordonsville to Alexandria and intermediate
Stations will leave Gordonsville at 11 o'clock, on the arrival of
the cars on the Virginia Central Road, arriving at Alexan-
dria at half-past 2 o'lock, thus allowing time to connect with
the trains leaving Washington for the North, and for Dinnere
on board the Boat.
A Train from Alexandria to Warrenton and intermediate
stations will leave Alexandria daily (Sunday excepted) at
3 o'clock. P. M., arriving at Warrenton at 51 o'clock P. M.
On Sunday will leave at 7 o'clock A. M.
Train from Warrenton to Alexandria and intermediate sta-
tions will leave Warrenton daily (Sunday excepted) at a
quarter before 7 o'clock A. M., arriving at Alexandria at half-
past 9 o'clock A. M.
On Sunday will leave at a quarter-past 12 o'clock P. M.
To Warrenton....................................$1 75
Charlottesville....................................... 3 75
*Lynchburg ..................... ...................6 75
*Luray ........................ ............... 4 2i
New Market......................................... 5 00
Passengers for Luray and New Market will take the
Train leaving Alexandria at 7 o'clock A. M. on Tuesdays,
Thursday, and Saturdays, connecting with the stages at Cul-
peper C. H.
SFassengers for Lynchburg will take the train leaving
Alexandria at 7 o'clock A. M. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and
Friday, connecting with the stages at Charlottesville.
ai Passengers for the White Sulphur Springs will take
the train leaving Alexandria daily connecting with the stages
Freight Trains are running daily, Sundays excepted.
Per order. W.B.BROCKETT,
may 3 l-tf Agent.
S WASHINGTON AND ALEXANDRIA
BBoats.-Fare 5 cents. Carriages at very low
W S W rates. The Steamers GEORGE WASHING-
TON and THOMAS COLLYER will, on and after this date,
run at the above rates. JOB CORSON,
may 20-d Captains.
THE NEW YORK AND LIVERPUOL UNITED
STATES MAIL STEAMERS.
Tho ships comprising this line are the following:
The ATLANTIC...........................Capt. West.
The PACIFIC.............................. Capt Nyc.
The ARCTIC...............................Capt. Luce.
The BALTIC...............................Capt. Comstock.
The ADRIATIC........................... Capt. .
SThese hips having been built by oontrac
expressly for Government service, every care
has been taken in their.. r,.i. '..n,. also
in their engines, to ensure strength and -i..-' .l it-hir ac-
oommodations for passengers are unequalled for elegance and
Price of passage from New York to Liverpool in first cabin,
$120 ; in second cabin, $70. Exclusive use of extra-sizae state-
rooms, $300. From Liverpool to New York, 30 and20.
An experienced surgeon attached to each ship.
Ne berths can be secured until paid for.
PROPOSED DATES OF SAILBGO.
From s Ne York. Frons Liverpool.
Saturday.........June 10. Wednesday......June 14.
Saturday-.........June 24. Wednesday-......June 28.
Saturday.........July 8. Wednesday-......July 12.
r.i,.ryi .......July 22. Wednesday......July 26.
-rt.mr.Jiy......... Augs't 5. Wednesday......August 9.
Saturday.........August 19. Wednesday-......August 23.
Saturday.........September 2. Wednesday......September 6.
Saturday.........September 16. Wednesday......September20.
Saturday.........September 30. Wednesday......Octber 4.
Saturday.........October 14. Wednesday-......October 18
Saturday.........October 28. Wednesday......November 1
Saturday.........November 11. Wednesday.....November 15.
Saturday.........November 25. Wednesday......November 29.
Saturday.........December 9. Wednesday...... December 13
Saturday.........December 23. Wednesday.....Deoember c7
For freight or passage, apply to
EDWARD K. COLLINS, No. 56 Wall street, New York.
BROWN, SHIPLEY & CO., Liverpool.
STEPHEN KENNARD A CO., 27 Austin Friars, London.
,. MONROE A CO., 25 Rue Notre Dame desVictoires, Paris.
GEORGE H. DRAPER, Havre.
The owners of these ships will not be accountable for gold,
silver, bullion, specie, jewelry, precious stones or metals, un-
less bills of lading are signed therefore, and the value thereof
expressed therein, feb 3
l REGULAR LINE.
New York, Alexandria, Washiagton,and Georgetown
BeSchr. FAIRFAX - - C. Penfield, Master.
Do EMPIRE - - Rufus Knapp do
Do STATESMAN - J. D. Cathell do
Do WASHINGTON - J. Kendrick do
Do SENATOR - W. Kirby do
Do HAMILTON - A. Dayton do
Do ARLINGTON- - H. Lewis do
Do ARCTIC - - George Wilson do
The above packets having resumed their weekly trips, ship-
pers are notified that one of them will positively clear from
ew-York on every Saturday, (or oftener if necessary,) and
that this punctuality may be depended upon during the year,
until interrupted by ice.
STURGES, CLEARMAN A CO.,
110 Wall street, New York.
S. SHINN A SON, Alexandria.
mar 4-Iv F. A A. H. DODGE, Georgetown.
BEAT SOUTHER N MAIL ROUTE-Twice daily
between Washington and the South, via Fredericksburg,
Richmond, Petersburg, Va., Weldon and Wilmington, N. C,,
to Charleston, S. C., and Augusta, Ga., being the only route
over which the Great Southern Mail is carried.-The travel-
ling public is hereby informed that the swift and comfortable
SBalt r Steamers
Baltimore and Mount Vernon
leave the Steamboat wharf, atWashington, daily, at 64 A.M.
and 9 P. M., for Aquia Creek, where a connexion is made
with the trains of the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Poto-
mac Railroad Company, by which passengers are conveyed
directly on to their respective destinations, via Richmond,
The following through tickets can be obtained on board:
To Fredericksburg, Va..............................$3 0O
To Junction of Virginia Central Railroad.........4 624-
To Richmond, Va... .....................5 50
T'o Norfolk, Va................... ......6 00
To Petersburg, Va.......................................6 tO
To Weldon, N. C .......... ...................7 00
To Wilmington, N. C..............................II 00
Fare on the Potomac river as follows:
For each passenger-
To Alexandria 25 cents, and baggage 124 cents.
To Marbury a..........................................$1 00
To Quantico, Sandy Point, Ac........................1 50
To Aquia Creek ..................................... 2 00
Meals and State Rooms extra.
For further information apply on board of the boats, or to
GEO. MATTINGLY, Agent,
mar 30-ly in Washington.
BALTIMORE AND OHIO( RAILROAD
For Cincinnatl, osvu'eiyidlainaposls5 Columsub,
Zaneevlhie, Cleveland, Toledo, Chicago, and St.
TIIROUGH TICKETS for all the above points can be had
at the Railroad Station in Washington.
Passengers leaving Washington at 6 A. M. arrive in Wheel-
ing in time to'oonnect with the splendid steamers Winches-
ter and Diurnal for Welisville, forty miles from Wheeling;
thence direct by Railroad to Cleveland, Toledo, Chicago, and
Alton; thence by steamboat twenty-five miles to St. Louis.
'Leaving Washington at 5 P. M., they will connect the next
afternoon with the splendid "Union line" steamers for Cin-
cinnati and Louisville, and for Indianapolis, by Railroad from
j-uno l--tw6t AucLioneer and Commia-ion Merehant.
COZLEN,' Vi EST POINT HOTEL Is now open.
I tie houde and grounds have been greatly improved, an
ad-4li1..al cottage erected, kwith six chambers and a parlor,)
whibh has been bandiuomely furnished, alnd ill be rented fr
tu. see.nO. \V.M. B. COZZKNS.
Wert Point. May 25, 16.5. june I-MWF
M l l. NEVINS ha; a large rY.nt Ritm on the second
di,,or, aloan several small rooms, which she will rent with
or without biard. Terms low.
E streei, between 7th andl 8th streelts, o posits the entrance
to the General P-sit Uffice. june 2-3t
ATCHES AND JEW ELRk.- have jusLtreceiv-
r.I and opened a fine aw:nortment of Gold and Silver
Wl.'hes and Jewelry, which Cill be sold low for cash or
ge.o-.l paper at sort dses.
I hLve oid LUeor Watches, full jtwelled, from $23 up-
war.l]. Silrer Was.hes, from S3 upwards ; Silver Levers, full
jiwelled. $11.50, eli warranted to go right; and an endless
variety -f Jewelry, whibh -*ill be a.jld very hear, by calling
at my sture, opposite Brown'o Hotel, Penn. avenue.
may 17-d2m JOHN ROBINSON.
MALL FAR for ale.-I have for pnrvale sale a
small$ ra'tfR Tennally Town containing about 20
cre ',' well' siuate lahd ma readily be divide@4 iqtp nd-
.6me cottage sites with rive acres of ground artarhel.'
For particulars. inquire of JAB. C. .,GU1IP,.
''A ,e, I t elloneI aai'Obtmmisn ioi'Mthat.
',junk l-iied, ~ s~) I. ~ h.t
Sjun'h l-, I-D bd t riar T -'. .- ' '" . ,c c.
F1x pibi 16-i n1`dW*&Md aial W ift'W QI Q M!* ,.rqrj-
G AS SITURO AT RXIDUOCU DmWttC
The sbadriber has on hand a handsome collection of
Chandeliers, Braekets, Pendants, Ao., of the manufacture of
Cornelius, Baker A Co., of Philadelphia, which he will dis-
pose of at ten per ceat. lower than former prices.
He will aLio furnish to order any description of Gas Piz-
tures at an advance of ten per esnt. on the above manufac-
turers' wholesale prices. Persons in want of gas fixtures will
find it decidedly to their interest to give me a csall.
Tubeing introduced into private dwellings, &c. by supe-
rior workmen. All work warranted satisfactory.
may 22 C. W. BOTELER, Iron Hall.
N EW SPRING GOODS.-P. W. BROWNING, under
the United States Hotel, returns his thanks to Senators
and Members of the House of Beprssentatves for the liberal
patronage bestowed upon him the past winter, and respect
fully solicits their attention, as well as of the citizens and
strangers generally, to his large, superior, and tfashionable
assortment of SPRING GOODS, Cloths, Cassimeres, asnd
Vestings, in great varieties.
I have not in any previous season been so well prepared to
offer to the closest buyers such inducements to call and x-
amine my stock, feeling satisfied that the extent and variety
of stock, with such low prices, will compare with any other
establishment here or elsewhere.
All Garments cut and made in the most approved style.
N. B. Sole Agent for Scott's Report Qf Fashions for this city.
Ready-made Clothing of superior quality of my own make,
which will be sold on the most reasonable terms.
P ROFESSlONAL CARD.-DR. HUNTER has the
honor to notify his patients and friends that he will be
in Washington for consultation in Consumption. Bronchitis,
and Asthma, on F.,.s.' and .orird-,y, the 2d and 3d June.
Rooms over the Jewelry st.re of Mrs. 'Voas, Pransylvania
avenue, between 12th and 13lh streets. may 30-bt
T'HE UNDERSIGNED Is Agent tfr Renting, Col-
Llocting Rents, Selling and Purchasing Lots or other pro-
perty to non-residents, and those who may choose to employ
iM will find it greatly to their advantage to do so, he
harg had some twenty years'experience in building houses
in Washington, and being thoroughly acquainted with all the
mechanical branches thereof, which will enable him to keep
property in order at a much cheaper rate than most men, be-
sides returns will be prompt, and a perfect responsibility for
all moneys entrusted to him. Not wishing to trouble the pbh-
lie with a long list of references, I shall simply content my-
self by tendering the names of those whom I daily serve in
this capacity, and whose names are as follows:
Thomas Baker, Esq.
Stephen P. Franklin, Esq.
Thomas Blagden, Esq.
Capt. Win. A. T. Maddox, U. S. M.
John W. Maury, Mayor of Washington.
Office on H street, between 8th and 9th streets, north of the
Patent Office. JAMES TOWLES.
N. B. I still continue to measure Carpenters' and Builders'
work. 'S,-rtin(]J mar 3-eotf
"Bi 06t5RIn KU mNtHA.K 1S PKl FN s, Veimsislraianla.
CARD.-A. G. ALLEN respectfully informs the public
that this celebrated and fashionable watering place is
now open and fully prepared for the reception of visitors.
Experienced servants andsa fine band of music have been en-
gaged, and every provision made to secure the comfort of
visitors. June 3--dlm
BERKELEY SPRINGS, Virginia.
THE HOTEL OF THE UNDERSIGNED IS NOW
ready for company. The price of board to each per-
manent hoarder will be, with single room or place in larger
one, ten dollars per week; Families at the same rate,
modified by the extent of chamber room occupied and
the ageand condition ofits members. Biard widc-ut lodgiog
seven dollars per week. Transient visitors two dollars per
day, or at the rate of twelve dollars per week for less than
two weeks. JOHN STROTHER.
G EN'TLBMEN,' READY.MADE CLOTHING.
WALL A STEPHENS, Pennsylvania avenue, next
door to Iron Hall, invite purchasers of ready-made Clothing
to examine their superior assortment, which embraces at this
time the most beautiful variety of seasonable Goods to be
found in this city, which they offer at uniformly low prices.
Their custom department is well stocked with fine Clothe,
Cassimeres,, Doeskins, Linen Drillings, silk, satin, and mar-
seilles V tn!. of new and fashionable styles, which they
will make to order at short notice at unusually low prices.
June 3-3t [Star&News]
C LAIRVOYANT EXAMINATIONS-Mrs.
attendance at Mrs. Humphrey's cottage, (Ninth street, below
H,) for a few days only, where she may be consulted for the
examination of disease.
Terms : For consultation and prescription, $2; for exam-
ination and prescription, $5, if present, or $10 if absent.
SILMAN'S HAIR DYE, the best article ever used,
as hundreds can testify in this city and surrounding
country. Read! Gilman's Liquid Hair Dye instantaneously
changes the hair to a brilliant jet black or glossy brown, which
is permanent; does not stain or in any way injure the skin.
No article ever yet invented which will compare with it. We
would advise all who have gray hairs to buy it, for it never
Z. D. GILMAN, Chemist, Washington city, inventor and
For sale by Druggists, fair-Dressers, and Dealers in Fanoy
Articles throughout the United States. may S--eolm
CHURCH ORGAN FOR SALE, the organ now in
S use in Christ Church, Georgetown. It has two sets of
keys; the case is of mahogany, in the Grecian style. It can
be seen at any time. For particulars apply to
may 20-eo6t H. C. MATHEWS, Georgetown.
METROPOLITAN SCHOOL OF DESIGN, Penn-
S sylvania avenue, over Parker's Store, will open on
Tuesday evening, May 29th, at 7i o'clock, when particulars
may be obtained about terms, Ac.
Classes will be formed for ladies and gentlemen.
may 24-lmeod Prof. W. J. WHITAKER, PrincipaL
*** In consequence' of the illness of Prof.; Whita-
KER the re-opening of the Metropolitan School of Design is
postponed till Tuesday evening, June 5th, at 71 o'clock.
SIANOS, GUITARS, MUSIC, &c.-Just received from
New York a further supply of Pianos, by the best makers.
These, with the Pianos recently received and in store, from
the old and justly-famed factory of Chickering A Sons, Bos-
ton, form the largest and most elegant stock in this city.
Magnificent Louis XIV. central and square Pianos, of ex-
quisite beauty of finish and unrivalled power and sweetness
The immense number of Pianos sold by the subscriber, and
the increasing demand for the instruments he keeps, are the
best guaranty to purchasers of their quality and reasonable
Purchasers will remember that Pianos from the factory of
Chickering & Sons, Boston, established more than thirty
years, and renowned throughout the world, can be bought in
this city only of the subscriber.
Second-hand Pianos taken in part payment.
By the Boston packet of Saturday will be received another
supply of Pianos from Chickering A Sons.
A full assortment of Guitars, Violins, and all kinds of mu-
New Music received semi-weekly.
june 1-eott RIIH'D DAVIS.
s. LA KENDON, NEV. H OIV K
T 1!11S liegani H.;.iel, wha.b is miluatid on Fourth avenue
and Eighteenth streets, in the upper and most fashionable
part of the city, has been again enlarged during the past year,
and is now one of the largest of the magnificent hotels which
have recently been erected in New York. The accommoda-
tions are of the latest and most approved character, without
regard to expense. There are over fifty suites of apartments,
having baths and other water conveniences attached to each,
which makes it perfectly luxurious to the traveller.
The Directors of the Exhibition of all Nations have decid-
ed to continue the same for the year 1854, and the location
is nearer to the Clarendon than any uihO.r ol the iirst-claes
hotels. Itis situated near the depots (. the railroads going
North and East, and the coaches connected with the house
convey passengers to and from all the principal depots and
The whole establishment, which has been fijrni.hed at an
outlay of more than one hundred thousand dollars, will be
kept in a manner that the proprietor hopes will meet the
views and ensure the patronage of the traveller.
0. C. PUT'NAM, Proprietor.
New Yoii. May 15, 1S54. june 1-lm
j-A.IM lI' lOK (.AL35.-I have for els a l asr its Mont-
Jf gomery county, Maryland, ten miles from Washbigton,
on the turnpike leading to Brookeville, containing Il6 a5raes;
the buildings are large and commodious, nearly new, and in
good order. As a dairy farm it is believed to be unsurpassed
by any farm in the make. Further description is not deemed
necessary, as persons wishing to purchase are invited to ex-
amine for themselves. Possession may be had at once.
J. C. MoGUIRE,