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VOL. L WASHINGTON, MONDAY AFTERNOON, DECEMBER 27, 1852. NO. 4. OF Til DAILY evening stab. ?_ undersigned proposes to publish, so gfl % sufficient number of subscribers . H ^ve been obtained to justify the un der ttiing, a daily afternoon paper, to be ej .'The Daily Evening Star." ??Tbe Star" is designed to supply a de 'der&tttm which has long existed at the Metropolis of the nation. Free from party tmrsmels and sectarian influences, it will ^serve a strict neutrality, an 1, whilst maintaining a fearless spirit of independen lence will be devoted, in an especial man ner to the local interests of the beautiful cjtv which bears the honored name of Wash ington, and to the welfare and happiness of the large and growing population within its borders. 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' be given in seperate circulars. -TOers received by all booksellers throughout the states and by the publishers. G. P. PUTNAM A CO., , ^10 Pa> k Place, New York. LJr PUTNAM'S POPULAB LI BRAKY to still ?n | ^ Pwni monthly. dee 14? EVENING STAR. HILLY eSST. ? ? BY MAEY A. DEKXIS05. " 0, ever let the aged be, Aa sacred angels unto thee!" 44 Ha, ha, ha!" cried gay Bell Grosvenor, " See yonder country gawky ; as I live he is beckoning the coachman. Now, if he gets in there'll be fun, for I do love to plague these green ones. Why, Milly, how you open your great blue eyes'; you ain't frightened, are you ? Look at her Annie? ha, ha, ha ! just look at her." " But you are not in earnest, Bell ?" said Milly, timidly shrinking back into her seat, 44 you would not be so impolite, so?" 44 Our politeness is reserved for the city, dear," broke in Annie ; 44 we consider such fellows as that nobodies; and if they don't want to be laughed at, why they must take an outside place with the coachman, that's all." 44 Then you won't catch me sitting on the same seat with you," exclaimed Milly, with a look of alarm, springing away from her cousin and ensconcing herself in a seat op posite. 44 So much the better," cried Bell, with a merry laugh, 44 we can have a good time with both of?hush! here he comes. 0, Annie, what a fright." The young man unbuttoned the coach door himself, for the horses were going up hill, and springing up the steps rather awk wardly, on account of a large pnrmanteau he had, seated himself on a seat r ^ar Milly. Bell and Annie exchanged uoks and bit their lips. Milly hugged the back of the coach, blushing crimson with shame for licr cou | sins, and the country greeny, who wore a very much soiled coat and a shocking cap, over which a light, thin ha>idkrrchief was thrown and fastened under his chin, look ed up at them demurely. Once he could not but notice that the object of their mirth was himself, he suddenly put his hand on his throat as if to untie his uncouth caps string?i e., the end of the handkerchief? but pausing he seemed to change his mind, and let them alone. " Won't you have my viniagraette, Milly dear?" said Bell, with an arch smile, and a side glance at the stranger. "You do look pale," chimed in Annie, tossing back her thick curls; and restraining herself no longer, she burst into a rude laugh, for the poor girl's cheek were distress ingly flushed. "Take my fan coz," exclaimed Bell, prof fering it; "the air in this coach is really overpowering ;" and she placed her delicate pocket handkerchief to her face. "I thank you," said Milly, with as much dignity as she could assume, while her lips trembled, "I do not need it." "She certainly is faint, Annie," said Bell, in a low tone; "come, Milly,*you had bet ter set between us where we can support you, you havn't quite room enough on that side " The thoughtless girl stared, for a blazing black eye flashed upon her; it was only a second, theugh, that quick, piercing glance, with the fire of fifty outraged digni ties, concentrated within it. "If you please, cousin Bell," said Milly with more spirit than they dreamed she pos sessed, "don't annoy me any more ; I am better pleased with my seat than your rude ness ;" and the pretty lip trembled again, and the pretty face looked as if it was going to The young man turned quickly ; the hard expression that had gathered around his mouth melted into some thing akin to a pleasant smile, while the two rebuked cousins were very angry, one might have seen. There was no more comment until the coach stopped again, this time to take up a fat old lady with a well-worn bonnet, loaded down with innumerable band-boxes and bundles, most of which she insisted on carrying into the coach with her. II<ye was plenty of material for the merriment of the thoughtless sisters. Bell declared that the band boxes must have once contained old Mrs. Noah's best bonnet, and Annie persisted that if so, that identical bonnet must now be before them. No sooner was t>:e coach door opened than out sprang the stranger, and taking sundry things from the old lady, deposited them carefully in the inside, all but one, about which she seemed very choice: but just as she performed the laborious feat of stepping within the door, down rolled the paper with a crash; something was destroy* ed, and Bell and Annie, enjoying her real , 4 distress at the accident, burst into another impertinent laugh. The old lady could not avoid looking to wards them, and as her hair wis a little awry and her spectacles creoked, she pre sented a sight appearing to them so ludi crous that they had their faces almost con vulsed with laughter. " Are these your sisters, sir V* she asked mildly, turning to the gentleman. "I hope not, madam, he answered, in low and measured tones, ' my sisters re spect age, to them gray hairs are too sa cred for trifling he did not wince, in the least under the angry glance of the morti fied girls, now completely silenced, but Mil ly had thrown her thick veil down, and was weeping all to herself. " I am going to the house of Dr. James ; do you know him sir ?" asked the old lady after a few moments of silence. " I should, madam, for he is my father," said the stranger, with a smile. The flushed cheeks of Bell grew instantly pale, her eyes met those of her companion, on whose face a similar reaction had taken place. "My son, Professor L , lectures in Taunton to-night, and as I have seldom the pleasure of listening to him, he is so often away I thought I would make an effort to visit your h?use. I am glad he is your father, young man, you do him honor," she continued with a gratified look, "you have his eyes and his forehead?I should know them," the stranger had lifted his cap, taken off his handkerchief, and was wiping I the moisture from a magnificant brow, i above which the jet black curls hung thick ! and silkily, "I shall have also the pleasure of meeting my son at your house and ac quainting him with your politeness towards a strange old woman, who was the subject of some not very flattering remarks." She did not glance this time towards the young ladies, if she had she would have : pitied them ; they sat cowering down com pletely crestfallen. It was indeed a pretty ' kettle of fish they had prepared for them selves. They, too, were going for the ex press purpose of hearing Professor L , one of the most brilliant lecturers of the ilay, and who had almost been bewitching I by the sparkling beauty of Bell Grosvenor when a guest at her father's in the city ; so much so that he had been heard to declare he knew not another who appeared to possess so many desirable qualities for a wife. And strangely enough they were going to the very house of the man they had so grossly insulted ; for they never could have dreamed the gawky to be the only son of their mother's friend, the rich and in fluential Dr. James. They knew indeed that he had been for some time expected home from his tour in Europe, but his travel-stained attire and his silence had completely deceived them. Meanwhile Milly recovered a little from her trouble; the envious veil was thrown back, the two pouting lips restored to their equanamity, the glad, merry eyes, all the brighter for the little wash of tears, rested ex rather danced over the beautiful pros pects of the fields, and trees and rose-lined paths ; she, innocent heart had nothing to reproach herself with, and gladly would her cousins have changed places with her. They sat very silent, trembling and al most fainting, till the stage drew near the broad entrance into the Doctor's grounds: they were still uudecided when the coach man said, " The young ladies are to stop here, I believe," and unstrapped the trunks from the huge tongue. Ilenry James, after a moment's embar rassment, stepping back to the door, and with a bright smile at Milly, said, as if nothing unpleasant had transpired, "will you allow me to assist you out, young la dies ?" IIow daintily he conducted Milly to the ground ; but as the others descended there was a chilling reserve in his manner and a painful confusion in theirs that told how indelible would be the recollection of that unfortunate meeting. Bell Grosvenor and her sister returned the next day; they could not endure to meet Professor L in the presence of his mother; but they have learned a lesson which they will probably treasure for life? not to judge by externals, and to treat old age, even in rags, with a reverence as holy as though it moved about in golden slip pers. "But I am a portionless orphan, Henry." "But you are the same Milly Gray that sat in the back seat of the old stage, and nobly resisted the influence of wealth and fashion when those rude proud girls would have laughed down the uncouth country man. From that moment I loved yon, and still more when I perceived your delicate attentions to my father's friend. Believe me, Milly, no true man would trust his happiness with one who would insult gray hairs; there is little heart in such a one however faultless the exterior, and I have such extreme reverence for the aged, that a loathing, impossible for me to express, came over me when I witnessed the be havior of your cousins. They may be wealthy, highly educated, fascinating, but I would no more wed one of them than I would play with a rattlesnake. There! God bless you, Milly?look up, love, and let me tell you that in my eyes you are worth millions, nay, more than all the world." Bell and Annie Grosvenor are both wedded, but neither of them has professor L or Dr. James for a husband. They are, how ever, very gay and fashionable, if that is any compensation. But Milly, sweet Milly, lives in a beautiful ville in a country town, as happy and devoted a wife and mother as can be found in the wide, wide world - ? -M _____ BLANKETS! BLANKETS X 50 pairs Ribband-bound Blankets 100 do Common Blanket*, all sizes . 50 do Gray, Blue, and Red Blankets, all size* Linen and Cotton Sheeting White, Red, and Blue Flannels Together with a general assortment of Dry Goods WM R. RILEY, dec 16?3t corner 8th st. and opp. Centre Market. ALL HAIL! ALL HAIlTj WC. CHO*TE HAS LATELY DISCOVER # ED an all-healing SALVE, which will cure Corns, Bunions. Warts, Ac , Ac. The remedy is safe and sure. No cauterizing substance is used. Residence 4% street, one house north ofPennsylva nia avenue. dec 16 BREAD AND MEAT.?EAT AND SLEEP. IW. WORTH INGTON keeps on D street, three .J# doors east of 10th street, a Temperance House where permanent and trai sient persons can be ac commodated with board and lodging. Vacant rooms now on hand. dec *1?2w GENTLEMEN'S' READY-MADE CLOTHING And Furnishing Goods of first Quality. WALL A STEPHENS Piwnsylvanii avniuc, bet ween y h and lW/t streets, first d/.orrast of L on Hall, would r^spec fully invitu member* of Con^rehS, c tiaens, and strangers, to their lanrc and extensive assortment of READY-MADE CLOTHING and FUR NISHING GOODS, which will be lound to be the most complete and elegant assortment of fine and fashionable Clothing ever offered in this city, whi h we are determined to sell at the very lowest price, an t give en ire satisfaction in til ca?es. Gentlemen preferring to have their clothing made to order, will please tive us a call, where they can make their selections ir in a large and elegant as sortment of CLOTHS, CASSIMERE* AND VKST 1NGS, whi.h we will furnish in the best style of make aud finish, twenty per cent, cheaper than the usual Washington pri-es. jg VEW i?OODS, NEW GOODS I?We have 1.1 just received from New York and Philadelphia a splendid assortment of new Giois, consisting in part of? 600 yards plaid raw Silks, cents 60U do do very rich 700 do 24 inch plaid French Silks, 50cents 800 do do plain l'oitde Soie do. very cheap 850 do do plain gl.issa do do 900 do do rept Silks do do 10 )0 do do turc Satins do 850 do very rich brocade Silks 1100 do 24, 27, 32, and 3i inch black Silks 550 do 24 and .7 inch mourning black Silks 350 de 30 inch black turc Satins 600 do plain and brocade Silks for evening dres ses 450 do colored and black watered Silks 400 do corded Silks and ratin* for bonnets 1500 do new style Paris Mousedelaioes 2000 do handsome Moustdelaines at 12^, centa 1200 do plain Mouss^lincs, all colors 1500 do French Merinos, all shades 1800 do Coburg Cloths, varie'y of colors 1600 do Black Alparcas, some extra fine 1400 do Lupin Bontbasins, great bargains 500 pieces new style Ribands 300 yards 6-4 embroidered Cloaking 400 do 34 do do 500 do 7-4 plain Cloth for ladies' cloaks 1000 do sack Flannels, assorted colors 30 white embroidered Crape Shawls very rich 50jlong Broche Shawls 75 do Bay State do 25 Scarfs do fcO square Broche Shawls 50 plain and embroidered Shawls with siik fringes 25 silk and cloth Mantles, Gimps, and Fringes, of all kinds 5 cartons tine embroidered Handkerchiefs 10 do bordered clear l;:dies do 50 dozen fine linen cambric do BLANKETS. 22 pairs 134 Blankets, very superior 30 do 124 do do 40 do 114 do do 50 do 10-4 do do 2t'0 do servant's do do Variety of Cloths, Cafs'meres, and Vesting! 10 pieces silk ward Flnnne!s 150 do white, red, and yellow Flannels 3000 yards curtain Calico, some first-rate at 6)^ eents 4000 do Calico, good at 4 cents 2?>00 do Bedtick ing, some good at 6^ cents 100 pieces very superior full Cloths 5000 yards bleached and brown Domestics Cas?inets and Keutucky Jeans Li Den Table Damask Russia and Huckaback Diapers Men's silk and lambs wool Shirts and Drawers Ladies' Merino Vests 20 pieces very rich Damask for curtains 30 do curtain Muslins Damafck and watered Morenes. CARPETS. 50 pioecs best quality ingrain Carpets 60 do 3-ply do 25 do very rich velvet do 35 do tapestry Brussels do 100 Rugs, some very handsome 30 piec s hemp Carpets. We respectfully invite purchasers of Dry Goods to favor us with a call before purchasing, as we guaran ty to sell much cheaper than they can be had else where in the District. HALL A BROTHER, dec 16? BROIDERIES, KID GLOVES, A and Hosiery, such as Chemisettes, Col lars, Under Sleeves, Pocket Handkerchiefs, Muslin and Cambric Bands, Edgings and Inserting*, white aed black Silk Hose, white, black, and colored Merino and Cotton Hose, Kid, Silk, Cashmere, and Thread Gloves, h a general assortment of misses' and chil dren's Hosiery and Gloves, may be found by calling at the new Dry Good Store of _ MAXWELL, SEARS A OOLLEY. dec 16 F?sb ar. between 9th and 10th sts. rProia tho Portland Tmnaerlpt] Flrt vpon Tht Hearts* Ah! yes, memory is busy unlocking her long closed cells where isy the well guarded recollections of the " fireside pleasures " en joyed 4'st her feet," who hss long sinee trod the courts of he?*on. How vividly the scene comes np before us. The hoar of twilight?the lighted fire on the wide, don* swept hearth, throwing its cheetfal light and warmth far into the centre of tfeeroom, and keeping at bsy the gathering daekew without, which stood grimly at the windows or skulked in the farther corners, shrondfiaf the old clock in its gloomy folds. Then gathered the family circle around the ruddj blaze?those, who, during the day, had been separated by their various duties, meeting here ia blest communion. Upon our low stool we sat in the wide chimney corner, of frolicked with "Jumper" upon the ever and anon pausing to listen to the dsy's experiences of those who had been out to battle with the world. And as the fiame flickered upon the hearth, now shooting top in aspiring columns, and again falling to the 44 fore stick," we watched the p'ay of the advancing and retreating light and shadow upon the faces of the loved ones around, aad fancied with each change a new beauty was revealed. And then, strange contrast! what distorted visages stared out upon us from the polished surface of the tall brass and* irons! Those old 4ttire dog#," how bravely they stood the heat that made us retreat to the outer verge of the hearth?how sacredly they were guarded from pin scratch or care* less blow?and with what pride the good housewife dwelt upon their beauties! "They cost thirty dollars in Boston!" How delicious were the roasted apples that grew red upon the Learth; and the popping corn that cracked among the coals. How we startled the timid girls, when, with a sly handful of gunpowder, we fought the grand battle of Bunker Ilill, by sprinkling it upon the hot ashes! Then, again, at the evening's close, when the candle had burnt low, and the book or the knitting had been laid aside, and the storm beat upon casement, and howled in the upper caverns of the wide old chimney? we sat over the dying embers, while fancy drew pictures and saw fortunes in the quiv ering flame?until the brands snapped asun der, awd sprang up lighthouses in either corner. Then came the careful raking up of the ashes?and bed. All this we saw in the Fire on the Hearth. That fire has gone out?that hearth is deso late. The dear ones that surrounded it aro scattered abroad?some are fighting the battle of life under other skies?some hare gained the victory, and are sleeping in their graves. Never more shall we all gather around the Fire on the Hearth. But the fires lighted at that hearth upon the altars of the heart are burning still?and shall ever burn. For there lessons of virtue were taught, affections formed, and principles in culcated, that make up our all of life. Bless ings on thee, thou ruddy, joyous Fire on the Hearth that hast given us this vision of the past. Dickens, in the l^t nun bur of Household Words, gives the following judicious hints to travellers: Start with as little luggage as possible. A carpet-bag, with a coat case at bottom, is enough for any man, and a small tin case to hold a uniform, which it an absolute necessity to a man setting oat on the grand tour. For the rest, a plain black morning coat, with grey or brown trousers and waistcoat, makes the best traveling dress. A black coat, some light dress waistcoat, and one pair of dress trous ers, is an ample quautity of outer garments; six shirts, the same number of pairs of socks, two neck and six pocket handker* chiefs, and a rolling Vussian leather dres? sing caf-e ; one pair of boots on and one ofl^ (clastic kid dress boots pack best,) and * pair of slippers ; a Murray's Guide Book, a case of Mordan's pencils, and o sketch book; an India rubber bath, a sponge, and seme soap, with a strong purse is the moot complete kit necessary. All the rest to more bother than it i9 worth. A traveler can get his wsshing done at any ef the great hotels in Europe during the night and while he is asleep ; as his things get shab by, all the railways on the continent lag gage is charged for almost by the ounce, and a new coat may be bought for half the cost of carrying an old one about for ?> week. A good cloak is best for traveling in winter; an oil-skin cape may l>e useful in summer, but do not carry either about if you do not want them. In Belgium and Prussia you may send a small portmanteau or carpet-bag cheapest through the poet Dffice, and it is sure to arrive safely, which is not the case if sent by rail or diligence, or even if taken with you, and the luxury >f being altogether free from bAggage in ft railway is a thing not to be sneeied at. A Party of stout countrymen were plftf ng a game of cudgles in the North of Eftf and, when a spectator grave oUwrred:? " The rustic amusement of cndgles plftj ,ng should be abolished, as it endangers :he $et*rity tht ereim.