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Vol. I.
No. 116.
I - "N. s -v - h
Murder of the American Secretary of le
gation in Jeddo.
From the New York Times.
Akabani, Yeddo, Jan. 22, 1861.
I regret to be obliged to announce to you the
death of M. Heustren, Dutch interpreter and
Secretary of the American Legation. I becamo
acquainted with him in 18G0, while I was con
nected with tho scientific expedition sent here
by the Prussian Government. Be was very
serviceable to the members of that expedition,
and has ever since been intimately connected
with the Prussian Legation here, being a fre
quent visiter at Akabina, the part of Yeddo
where the Legation is located.
On the 15lh of January, Mr. Heustren had
been attending a meeting with the Japanese
Minister for Foreign Affairs. He dined there,
and left at about 8 o'clock in the evening. At
9 o'clock the inmates of the Legation were
startled by a, uoto from Mr. Harris to Count
Evlenburg, communicating to him that Mr.
Heustren, on his way home, had been attacked
by several persons, and stabbed, and requesting
Dr. Lncini, the physician to the Embassy, to
assist the wounded man. The Doctor was ready
in a few minutes ; but, as the horses were not
ready, he started on foot, accompanied by a
number of gentlemen, members of tho Prus
sian expedition.
As soon as I had heard the sad news I went
to the stable, saddled my horse, and armed with
sword and revolvers, wns soon at the American
Legation. On the way I noticed that my horse
shyed twice ; the cause of it I found out only
on tho next mornine. A vcrv bad sight pre
sented itself now to my views on tho floor of
bis room poor Mr. iieustren lay weltering in
his blood, several Japanese physicians kneeling
by his side, trying to closo a ghastly wound on
tho right side of his abdomen. Another Amer
ican gentleman, Mr. John Wilson, held his
bead up, and a few Japanese officers Btood
near. Dr. Lucini and his party had not yet
arrived, and therefore we turnod by the road
which I thought they might have taken, met
them a few blocks distant iu tho street, and re
turned with them. The Doctor, after having
washed the wound, which had ceased. to bleed,
began at once to dress it a difficult task, as
part of the bowels were severed. Dr. Maig
berg, of the English Legation, who had arrived
at a later moment, assisted in the operation, as
did also several other gentlemen from the Prus
sian expedition.
Mr. Harris, whom I songht now in his room,
I found busy in giving such directions as cir
cumstances required, and from him I learned
how this affair occurred. Mr. Heustren was
riding home at a brisk pace, accompanied by
three lakonmns, or uovermneni omcers, on
horseback. Of these, one rode in front of him,
whilst the two others followed, all carrying
lanterns, as also did the four horse-boys that
were on foot. About half way between Aka
bani and the American Legation, in a some
what narrow Btreet, this party was suddenly at
tacked by seven or eight Japanese, armed with
swords. Some of them knocked down the
horse-boys, extinguishing their lanterns, whilst
others fell on the Ynkonnins, and two attacked
Mr. Heustren from both sides. The latter gen
tleman pushed on as fust as ho could, and had
soon got clear of the assailants, as suddenly
he exclaimed, "I am wounded, and feel as iff
Bhould die," and glided to the ground. The
Yakonnins assert, that two of them had re
mained with the wounded man, whilst one rode
to the American Legation to cull for assistance
Alter he bad riaueu a snort distance, ne luuna
that his horse was badly wounded, and as it
could not walk any further, he tied it to a fence
and proceeded on foot. Mr. Heustren stated
that he had been left nearly half an hour alone
in the street, being unable to move, that after
wards the Yakonnins returned, placed him on
a wooden shutter taken from a neighboring
house, and in this state ho was carried home.
When the Doctor had finished the dressing of
tho wound, Mr. Heustren seemed to revive a
little. His face, at first collapsed and ghastly
pale, assumed a more cheerful expression ; his
eyes began to brighten up ; bo asked for some
wine, which was given to him, and be express
ed his thanks to those around him. His bloody
clothes were removed, clean ones put on, and
with proper precaution ho was put to bed, cov
ered nicely, warming-pans were placed near
warm cloths. It was resolved that tho phy
sicians Bhould watch with him, one at a time,
and Mr. Wilson and I should assist them alter
nately. As the immediate danger seemed over,
I ventured to Akabani to fetch some night
clothes for the Doctor and myself, and at mid
night I returned to tho American Legation.
Alas I I came only to see our poor triend ex-
Sire. Toward midnight he became restless,
esircd more wine, also sonio water, requested
afterward to h& raised up, his breathing became
rattling, and a few minutes after midnight be
breathed his last. The Abbe Girard, who had
arrived at an early hcur from the French Lega
tion, had rendered him religious consolation,
and before bo died he received the Holy Com
munion. Mr. Wilson and myself remained in tho house
during the night, partly for protection, as there
had been rumors of hostile designs against all
foreigners. Two solders were also with us.
At about 1 o'clock P. M., tho Third Govern
or for Foreign Affairs, Ogoon Bungo no Kami,
arrived, and received Mr. Harris's permission
to see the body. He seemed greatly moved
rather an unusual thing for a Japanese re
quested to see the wound, which was shown to
him, and gave assurances that no pains would
he spared to discover and punish tho murderer.
The interpreter who remained with us was
Ojonooky, in the United States better known
under the name of " Tommy " the same who
accompanied the Japaneso Embassy to Wash
ington. A conversation ensued, of rather a
peculiar character.
" Poor Mr. Heustren I Ho wns so kind a
man, I hope he will go to Heaven,"
" I trust ho is in Heaven now," answered I,
greatly astonished, fur it was tho first time I
eard a Japaneso spenk of Heaven, or of any
XUiure state auer ueutu itiuueu, uu uujr ichj,
ious subject.
Mr. Wilson said now : " Tommy, do you re
member how kindly you and your countrymen
were received in America? aud now they mur
der one of our countrymen in such a cruel,
cold-blooded, manner."
Tommy replied i " It is very true, thero aro
many very bad people in Yeddo, who at night
make life in the streets very insecure."
"But why," continued Mr. Wilson, "why
are so many people allowed to carry swords,
who, when drunk, are apt to make very bad
use of them?"
" It is true," answered Tommy, again, " I
liked it much better in America, where even
Government officers carried swords only when
they were on duty ; but our Government can
not take their swords away ; if they attempted
to, the whole country would be in a revolution."
"But, Tommy," said I, "this is not a good
state of affairs; will it never be better?"
" It w.ll never bo better," was his answer,
" unless our people get up good colleges, where
they are taught good things, and to read the
This, also, was the first time I beard a Jap
anese speak of the Bible.
Two Imperial soldiers were present and wit
ness to the conversation.
As may be expected, the sad fate of Mr.
Heustren has spread a dark gloom over the
whole foreign community. A general feeling
of Insecurity prevails, and the ministers of Eng
land, France, and Holland, have already retired,
or are about to retire, to Yokabama or Kana
gawa. Only Mr. Harris remains on his post,
and with him is Mr. A. Portman, as interpreter
and Secretary, who, having already been Com
modore Perry's clerk ana Dutch interpreter
during his stay in Japan, accompanied the Jap
anese Embassy, in the same position, to this
country. I do not wish to criticise, or much
less to censure, the conduct of the other min
isters) they ought to know best what the inter
ests of their country may require ; but, as an
American, I feel proud that our minister stands
alone and unshaken.
There can be no doubt that a party (it may
be a large party) exists in Japan, who look on
the presence of foreigners as an intrusion. It
is very natural that they should, and it may be
a long time before their prejudices will bo over
come. Yeddo, like all large cities, has among
its population a large number of reckless, low
characters. If a man of a certain rank sets
out of office, or loses his property, the laws of
luu vuuuiry uu uut uuuw mm iu earn ms living
by working. If ho has not tho energy to do so
in secret, he is thrown upon society, and often
uuuumea hu uuuuw, capauiu Ul uuiug uuy ues-
pcrate deed. Very few people of quality go out
after dark, or, if so, are accompanied by a strong
guard. Mr. Harris and the other ministers have
been warned, over and over again, not to be in
the street nfter dark, and our unfortunate friend
was many a time urged by Mr. Harris not to
go out at night. Very frequently, people are
troubled in the street during the night. As
already mentioned, on the very night after Mr.
Henstren'8 death, a Japanese merchant was as
sassinated a short distance from the American
legation. It can hardly be expected that the
Government can protect foreigners better than
their own people. In their houses, and at day
time in the streets, I think there is no great
danger for life. All assaults on foreigners have
taken place in the streets, and, at night, the
foreign ministers are guarded by several hun
dred soldiers, and when, a few days ago, Mr
Harris had an audience with the Governor of
Foreign Affairs, tho Tycoon sent him an escort
of eighty men from his own body-guard. I
hope Mr. Harris's fearlessness may receive due
credit, remaps be may be tho means to pre
vent a bloody, and, I think, very unjust, war
against this country.
An ACTREF9 Attempts Sdicide. The Pitts
bnrg Gazette of the 9th says :
" A few days since, an actress, well known
upon our boards, arrived in this city and put
up at one of our hotels. Sho seemed to be af
fected with melancholy, but, as she had been
lately abandoned by her husband, (or had vol
untarily separated from him,) her trouble was
assigned to that cause, and no fears were enter
tained that she contemplated self-destruction.
On Saturday morning last she did not appear
at the breakfast table as usual, and late in the
day her room was found closed. No answer
being mado to repeated raps, it then became
evident that all was not right, and the door was
opened. The body was lying upon the bed, in
a deep stupor, ana a tumbler containing a por
tion of opium was found near tho bed. A phy
sician was immediately called, but before his
arrival .an emetic had been administered, and
a portion was thus removed, the unlortunate
lady soon began to revive, and in a few hours
she was out of dnneer.
"The reason assigned for her terrible conduct
was, that she found herself without money and
friendless, and feared that her character would
suffer if it becamo known that she was alono
in the world. She had brooded over her mis
fortune until her mind was almost bereft of
reason, when sho determined to end her sor
rows in 'the sleep that knows no waking.'
Sho now regrets having made the fearful at
tempt, and seems gratified that she did not suc
ceed in accomplishing her purpose. It is to be
hoped that sho will hereafter avoid desponden
cy, and meet all her reverses heroically."
A Belligerent Scene Outside of the
Theatre. A lively scene occurred in front
of tho Winter Garden, New York, a few even
ings since, at tho closo of tho performance, as
the audience was leaving. A lady came out,
accompanied by a young gentlemau, and, when
near tho gate, Btopped suddenly, threw up her
hands in astonishment, ana exclaimed in a
loud voice, which attracted tho attention of
everyone near her, "There is my husband with
another woman I " Immediately, sho rushed
upon the woman whom her husband was escort
ing, nud attacked her in tho most violent man
ner she was capable of j toro off her bonnet, and
trampled it under foot i plunged Into her hair,
with which sho made sad havoc ; inflicted nu
merous blows on the head and numerous
scratches on tho face ; the victim of assault,
meantime, Bhedding tears profusely, and crying
piteously for protection, nnd tho petrified hus
band standing by, unable, apparently, to make
any effort to restoro peace. Outsiuo persons
soun interfered, however, and separated the fair
combatauts, and the parties went off, to manage
their own affairs in their own way. They all
had tho appearance of respectable people. We
wonder what the belligerent wife thought of her
own appearance witn another man.
A teacher out West, in advertising his acad
emy, gives the boys warning beforehand, that
the " use of tobacco will not be permitted, and
all mala students will be required to wear sus
penders I " This might be called a " new hitch "
in literature.
Department op the Interior,
April 2, 1861.
Sir : I have examined your report upon the
application of the children of Sarah Armitage,
deceased, for the paymeut of an increase of
pension to which she was entitled in her life
time, and which has been presented to me upon
an appeal from your decision.
Sarah Armitage was placed upon the pen
sion roll in 1853, as the widow of Revolu
tionary officer. In 1860 she mado an applica
tion for an increase of her pension, and it was
decided by the Pension Office that she was en
titled, and a certificate for the increased amount
was issued. It was afterwards ascertained that
she died several days before her claim wasal
lowed or the certificate issued. The question
is now presented, whether her children are en
titled to receive the amount which she would
have been entitled to receive had she been liv
ing at the date of the certificate.
An examination of the opinion of the late
Attorney General Black, and tho authorities
which he has cited, has satisfied me that such
claims cannot be paid consistently with any law
now in force. The claim of the widow was a
personal claim. It was a bounty conferred by
the Government, of which she might avail her
self in the form prescribed by law. If she neg
lected to make her application and to pro
cure a bnal adjudication upon it during her
lifetime, the claim abated by her death, and
did not descend to her children or heirs at
Claims for pensions are founded upon no
contract or legal obligation of tho Government.
They ure bounties, and can bo demanded only
to the extent and in the form prescribed by
law. If a pension is directed to be paid to any
particular class of persons upon proof of par
ticular services, it can bo paid only to such per
sons upon a strict compliance with tho law. If
they neglect to present their claims and pro
cure a final decision during their lifetime, no
right survives to their heirs. The children or
heirs of a person entitled to a pension cannot
demand what their ancestor might have de
manded, unless the law expressly confers upon
them such right.
There is no act ot (Jongress which author
izes the children of a person who might have
been entitled to a nension durine his lifetime.-
but who neglected to assert and establish his
claim, to demand from tho Government what
their ancestor might have demanded.
The acts of Congress which provide for tho
children of deceased pensioners have no appli
cation in this case. A pensioner is ono whose
name has been inscribed on the pension roll.
Mrs. Armitage was not a pensioner, so fnr as
relates to the claim now asserted. She was
seeking at the time of her death to establish
her right to become one, but bad failed to do
so. Nor can the principle upon which this
claim rests bo varied by the fact that at the
time of her death her application was pending
in the Pension Office, or that she had then
filed in that office sufficient proof to sustain it.
The question is not whether she had a right to
become a pensioner, but whether she actually
was a pensioner.
At the time of her death, her claim had not
been allowed, her uamewas not inscribed upon
the pension roll, and she was not a pensioner.
The claim asserted by her children cannot,
therefore, be sustained, and your decision re
jecting the same is approved and confirmed.
Very respectlully, your obedient servant.
Caleb B. Smith, Secretary.
To the Commissioner of Pensions.
" Interestino to Pretty Brunettes. The
Fashion editress of tho Sunday Mercury issues
the following pleasing announcement lor dark
eyed belles: "The Garibaldi has just made its
debut iu Paris. It is on 'exquisite tint some
thing of the tawny-orange, verging on a pink
salmon ofttimes seen on the carnation lip of
tho sea-shell. Dark-eyed brilliant brunettes
may congratulato themselves this color, of
all others, being most becoming to their style.
They have been mado hideous long enough by
those two trying ordeals, Solferino and Ma
genta ; therefore, brunettes may now promise
themselves the felicity of not only looking di
vine, but beiug a la mode."
An Unknown Politician. A prominent
Southern politician was told, the other day,
that our national disasters would soon be qui
eted. " By whom? " inquired the politician.
" By no less a person than Jehovah."
"Ah, indeed I But who is G. Hover? Is
he a Northern or a Southern man?"
This is said to be an actual fact. Tho poli
tician really did not know that the Deity was
sometimes called Jehovah.
Some queer fellow, who has tried 'em, says:
"There are two sorts of wine in Stuttgardt: to
drink one, is like swallowing an angry cat ; the
other, like pulling the animal back again by the
On the Death of William K. Gray, who died
in Washington, D. C, March 11, 1861.
From earth be has gently passed away,
Ills weary spirit Is now at rest.
Jesus at last has called him home,
To dwell forever with tho blest.
Alas I he has gone, the good, the pure,
To happier scenes above,
None named him but to praiao him,
None knew him but to love.
nis manly form by Death's cold hand,
Cut down in youthful t loom.
He cbill'd beneath Death's icy touch,
And sunk into the tomb.
Oh I cruel foe I Why cut him off
In manhood's early hour?
Why crush the noble and the good,
To show thy sovereign power?
Why blanch the rose-tlut on the cheek,
Whv dim the eve-lit snark?
Why chill the heart's warm spring? Ob,speakl
Death loves a Bhlnlng mark 1
He Bleeps in Glenwood's quiet shade,
Ills sands of life are run,
Winds are singing o'er his grave.
The loved, the lost, the cherished one.
But murmur not that he Is gone I
Fond father, mother, cease thy weeping I
He is in that blest and happy land,
Not dead, " but only sleeping." Lkttib.
WALTER II. GODEY, of Georgetown, has
now on hand a large supply of the nbovo
desirable article, which, be respectlully Informs
the citizens of he District, will be delivered to
them by his wagons, during the ensuing season,
at prices to suit the times
Orders left with the drivers, or at my office,
corner of Green and Dumbarton streets, George
town, will be promptly attended to.
apr C lm Georgetown, D. O.
Gentlemen's Ready-made Clothing.
OUR present assortment of GENTLEMEN'S
READY-MADE CLOTHING offers to cltt
zens and strangers wishing an Immediate outfit
superior inducement, embracing, at this time,
all styles and qualities of Dress and Business
Garments and Overcoats, in all varieties. Fine
Shirts and Under-clotblog of all kinds. Kid
and other Gloves of best quality. Scarfs, Ties,
Cravats, Stocks, Hosiery, Ac, &c. All of which
we are offering at our usual low prices.
JQS Clothing made to order In the most su
perior manner. WALL, STEPHENS, k CO.,
mar 27 tf 322 Penn. avenue.
No. 310 Pennsylvania avenue, bit. Ninth and
Tenth ttreeti.
mar 18 Cm
No. 370 E street, let. 10(A and Uth its.,
mar 10 Cm
JUST RECEIVED, at Smith's, No. 460 Seventh
street, a large lot of Spring Clothing, Hats,
and Caps. All for sale, at very low prices. All
persons in want of goods in our line will find It
greatly to their advantage to call before pur
chasing elsewhere, as our prices are lower than
at any other house In town. feb 28 6m
DR. 8CHENCK, tho Lung Doctor. The Pro
11UP, the Inventor ol SCHENCK'S RESPIROME
TEft, the only instrument that can to a certainty
detect the slightest murmur of the respiratory
This is of great importance to Dr. SCHENCK,
to know the exact condition of the lungs, whether
it Is Tuberculous, Pulmonary, Bronchial, Pleu
ritic, or Dyspeptic Consumption, nnd whether it
is both lungs or only ono that are diseased.
It requires constant and long practice to be
come familiar with every sound or rattling of a
diseased bronchial tube. Patients come to Dr.
SCHENCK to get examined that have been ex
amined by their family physician, who told them
that their lungs were almost gone ; when, by a
closo examination with the Reepirometer, it is
often found that It is an affection of the bron
chial tube, and, by getting a healthy action of
the liver and tone to the stomach, the sufferer is
soon restored to health. Sometimes medicine
that will stop a cough is certain death to the pa
tient. It locks up the liver, stops the irculatlon
of tho blood; hemorrhage follows, and, In fact,
stopping the action of the very organs that
caused the cough.
Liver complaints and Dysp'psia are the causes
of two-thirds of tho cases ol Consump'ion. Per
sons are at this time. compUinlng with dull pain
in the side, bowels sometimes costive nud some
times too loose, tongue coated, pain in the shoul
der blade, feeling sometimes very restless, and at
other times drowsy ; everything that is eaten lies
heavy on the stomach ; acidity, belching up
wind. Hundreds nre complaining at this time
in this way. Let them take a heavy cold, and,
before they get rid ot it, then another, then is
the time to know what to do, then is the time to
go to Dr. SCHENCK and get your lungs exam
ined, then Is the time to know what cough med
icine to take. Stop that cough sudden, und then
the lungs, liver, and stomach, are all put into an
inactive state, and, before the paiicnt is aware
of his situation, the lungs are a mass of sores,
and death must soon follow.
pectorant which does not contain any opium,
nor anything calculated to check a cough sud
denly, but, when assisted by the SEAWEED
TON10, to improve the tone of the stomach, nnd
restore a healthy action of the digestive organs,
with the MANDRAKE TILLS, to bring about a
healthy action of the liver. When these are ta
ken together, or as Indicated, they are sure to
bring the constitution back to a healthy state
when affected by any of the above diseases. Dr.
SCHENCK believes that too much cannot be said
in favor of the curative powers of the MAN
DRAKE PILLS. Their action is peculiar, but
certaiu, In all cases of torpid bowels or diseased
liver, which is too frequently the primary cause
of a broken-down condition of the whole system,
and often passes under the name of CONSUMP
TION, when that disease does not exist at all, or
If It does, is readily curable by a proper atten
tion to restoring a healthy action of the stomach,
liver, and other functions, whose duty it is to
eliminate and carry off the nnhealtby deposits
which clog and render sluggish the wheels of the
animal organism.
Schenck's Pulmonic Syrup will prolong life
sometimes several months, by kreping the bron
chial tubes free from the putrid mutter which
impedes their functions, when the lungs are too
far gone to cure There is no medicine that can
cure Consumption when both lungs are much
diseased, and Dr. Schenck would rather every
one would know their true condition before ta
king bis medicine.
Ho Ueats no diseases but those of the Lungs,
Liver, and Stomach, and makes no charges tor
advice, or examining lungs In the ordinary way,
or as physicians generally do ; but for a thorough
examination with the Itt spirometer he charges
three dollars, and wishes every one, rich or poor,
that has a Cough, Pain In the Side or Shoulder-
blade, troubled with uostlvenesa or uiarrncea,
Sallow Complexion, Loss of Appetite, Low Spir
its, Restlessness at Nitht, or any other disease
leading to Consumption, to call on him as above
and get bis advice.
Often, a twenty-five cent box of SCHENCK'S
MANDRAKE PILLS will remove the cause ol
this great terror ot the country Consumption.
All ot Dr. auIlENuK a medicines are prepared
under his own supeivlslon, nnd sold, wholesale
aud retail, at his principal office in Philadelphia,
No. 39 north Sixth street.
Price of Hi- PULMONIC SYRUP, $1 per hot
tie, or six bottles for J5. SEAWEED TONIC
saraeus&YRUP. MANDRAKE PILLS, twenty
five cents per box.
Dr SCHENCK can be seen In Washington city
the third Wednesday of each month, at his rooms
at the Avenue Houte. S. B. WA1TE, corner of
Seventh street and Louisiana avenue, is bis sole
agent In Washington. mar 22 lm
Paper-Hanger and Upholsterer,
367 Seventh street, between 1 and K tired) ,
N. B. Constantly on hand a large assortment
of Window- Shaoes, Curtains, Fancy Papers,
Upholstery Goods, Ac. mar 18 3ra
368 DSIiEET- 368
I WILL give for good cast-off clothing the high
est cash prices in gold. All kinds wanted.
Call before selling elsewhere. I also have a large
stock ofnl-e new clothing, which I am selling at
extremo low prices for CASH. All, therefore,
who have good clothes for sale can get the high
est cash price here, and buy at the lowest, as I
buy and sell for ca-h.
Come and see. No. 368 D street, between
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All work executed with neatness and dispatch,
mar 21 lm
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buy a nice suit ot Clothes from SMITH, No. 460
Seventh street.
If you want Jo have an office, buy a nice suit
of Clothes from SMITH, No. 400 Seventh street.
If you wish to look nice, buy a suit ot Clothes
at SMITH'S anyhow. feb 28 6m
Fiano, Voice, and Violin.
PROF. W. A. LOVELAND, continuing his vo
cation as Music Teacher in the city of
Washington, would announce to stra gcrs com
ing here to reside that he offers his pupils the
superior advantages of a thorough and greatly
Improved system of Instruction, including the
departments of Harmony aud CompoBiti n.
Having had nearly thirty years' experience In
teaching, he Is al le to adapt the lesBons pleas
ingly and phll sophlcally to the comprehension
of the scholar, so that much of the tcdiousness
common In musical d sc pllne is obviated, and
study and practice rendered highly attractive.
Prof. L has taught in this city several years,
and is pleased to refer to numerous patrons for
the most favorable testimonials.
Terms moderate.
Prof. L. will keep in tnne the pianos of his
pupils without extra charge. Orders may be left
at his residence, No. 432 Seventh street, near G ;
at Mr. Adamson's book store, Seventh street,
opposite the Post Office ; or at Mr J. F. Ellis's
music store, Pennsylvania avenue, near Tenth
Btreet. msr 15
THOSE who desire to select from new patterns,
with the advantage of a rednction in prices,
will call early and examine.
We would also call tho attention of persons
about Introducing gas into their dwellings to our
increased facilities, and consequent low prices,
for this branch of our trade.
Invitinir all who desire their work done
promptly, and free from gas leakages, to call at
269 Pennsylvania avenue, between Tenth and
Eleventh Btreets, south side.
nov 26 J. W THOMPSON & CO.
Fowle's File and Humor Cure
SURE CURE for Bleeding. Blind, und Itch
ing PILES, Scrofula, Salt Rheum, and Dis
eases of the bkln. One bottle warranted to cure
in all caBes ; if not, deulers are particularly re
quttttd lo refund the money. Only five bottles
in a thousand returned, and these were cases ol
Fistula. Hundreds of lfttcrs and certificates nr
now in the proprietor's possession, which can be
seen upon application. Send for circular. Pre
pared by HENRY D.FOWLE, Chemist, 71 Prince
street, Boston, and for sale by JOHN WILEY,
corner 3d street aud Penn. avenue, Washington
House, Bole agent for Wusbirgton city at.d vi
cinity. Certificates with each bottle. "Price
One Dollar " mar 20 3m
WARRANTED Gold Band Window Shades,
Buff, Green, and Blue Holland Shades, all
sizes, made to order.
Also, a handsome assortment of Picture Cord
and Tassels, all ilzes and colors.
Purchasing for cash, and allowing no old stock
to accumulate, persons needing the above goods
will find it to their advantage to give me a call.
All work executed and superintended by
practical men, who have served a regular ap
prenticeship at their trade.
Satisfaction guarantied, or no pay required.
Please give me a call. Remember the number.
No. 460 Seventh street, eight doots above
nov 26 Odd Fellows' Hall.
Flumbor and Gas and Steam Fitter
B64 Seventh strtet, near Canal Bridge, Washington.
ALL orders executed at the shortest uotice, In
the most substantial manner, and on rea
sonable terms.
Personal attention given to every department
of the business.
nov 26
CONSEQUENTLY, I shall remain In Wash
Ington, and continue to pursue ray occu
PAINTING. Gilding in all its brancnes. Old
Glazing promptly attended to. Pulnting and
Ornamenting Cottaire Furniture in tho best
Btyle. I also call attention to the Painting of
Roofs and UrliK alls.
All of the above I will do as cheap as the
cheapest, i tnereioro solicit tuo patronage ol
my trlrnas anu lenow citizens ol the District
Punctuality strictly observed, and work done In
the best manner.
You will plcse mind your stops, and stop at
M. T. PARKER'S Painting Establishment, No. 63 1
53 1 1 53 II I Louisiana avenue, north side, be
tween Sixth and eventh streets.
P. S. Signs put up free of charge, as usual.
nov 20
No. 368 Sixth tt., betueen 6 and H itt.,
IRESII OAKES every day; Candles of all
. kinds: Wedding cakes, Fancy cakes, Pyra
mids of all kinds and sixes, Charlotte Rust,
Blanc Mange, and Jellies, made to order. Par
ties, Suppers, Balls, Excursions, Weddlogs, and
other entertainments, furnished on the most rea
sonable terms. Ice Cream and Water Ices, tl.25
per gallon. feb 16 6m
DRS. LOCK WOOD k DARRELL are prepared
a new and improved mode. When madeoa this
plan, they are comfortable to wear, and much
cheaper than any other. Also, Teeth inserted oa
Gold plate, and all Dental operatlonsof any kind
that may be desired. Office room, No. 6, In the
Washington Building, corner of Pennsylvania
avenue and Seventh street. feb 15 3m
Fashionable Tailor,
No. G18 Garrison street, between I and Fir
ginia avenue, Navy Yard.
CONSTANTLY on hand a full supply of Ready-
J Made Clothing and Gentlemen's
len's Furnishing
Jan 10
337 Pennsylvania avenue, opposite Broten's Hotel,
Recommends bin self to the public in general to
do nil kinds of work in his line, and guaranties
the same. Charges low feb IB
Impoiter and Dealer in
French, English, and American Paper
Hangings and Window Shades,
No. 365 New York av., bet 10th and 11th sts.,
Washington crrv.
All work personally attended to and satisfac
torily guarantied. feb 18 6m
CCiua, if
And Coats if all kinds,
ALSO keep constantly on band Building Ma
terial", such as
Office, west side of Seventh street, at Canal
Bridge. feb 10 Sm
Opposite the 7011 Office Department,
HAS fitted up, in connection with his estab
lishment, convenient arcommodatlons for
affording to his customer and the public tbs
luxury ot COLD or WARM BATHS, at any time
during business bours. His charges will be mod
erate tweuty-&vo cents for a single bath, or fire
baths for a dollar, when tickets lor that number
arc purchased and paid for in advance.
Mr. Schaefer takes this opportunity to inform
his customers that this deslruble addition to bis
esabllshmcut wrll In no manner interfere with
his regular professional business. On the con
trary, he hopes to add to his present facilities for
insuring pr.-mpt attention to his numerous pa
trons iu the line or SHAVING and HAIR
DRESSING And to the Ladles who patronize htm in the
Hue i f Cutting or Trimming their own or their
children's hair, he begs t (ay that he has pro
tided 1'ortl.em better accommodations, In having
fitted up a small room and appropriated It ex
clusively to their use, mar 20 lm
D street, between Seventh nnd Eighth streets,
nov zu vtnsmngion, u. u.
House Decorators & Upholsterers.
We would respectfully notify all In
want of an Upholsterer or Paper Hang
er that we are prepared to execute all
work intrusted to us in the most supe
rior manner an I on the shortest possi
ble notice. All work done by us is
under our own immediate supervision,
aud satisfaction is guarantied In every
case. JOSEPH T. K. PLANT 4 CO.,
300 D St., bet. Ninth and Teatb.
Refer to Messrs. Louis F. Perry k
Co., Dealers iu Carpets, Oil-cloths, ic,
corner of Ninth strtet and Penns lianls
avenue. feb 26 ly
V. O.
No. 487 Seventh strtet, bttueen D and E streets,
feh 20 6tn
No. 67 Louisiana av., opposite Bank of Washington.
t) AR, Sheet, and Iloop Iron; Horse-shoe Iron,
Norway Nail Rods, Burden's Patent Horse
Shoes, HorBe-shoe Nails ; Cast, Shesr, and Mill
ter Steel j Anvils, Bellows, and Vices ; Sheet
Lead Bar Lead, and Lead Pipe; Leaded Root
ing Tin ; Bright Tin of all kinds ; Block Tin,
Ziuc, and Copper; Iron, Brass, and Copper Wire.
Carriage Bows and Curtain Canvas, Hubs,
Spokes, Rims, and Axles, Locks, Hinges, Screws,
Nails, Bruds, Sash Weights, Sash Cord, Pulleys,
Planes, Saws, Chisels, Files, Boring and Mortice
Machines, nnd Grlndstoues,AxcB,Shovels8pades,
Rakes, Forks, Ac.
All at the lowest prices fnr Cash, or to punc
tual enstomem on short credit. nov 26
LOT rUU bALE Lot Five, in Square 1032,
containing about 13,000 square leet. Price,
three cents per foot. Apply at this office.

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